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Here’s Baseball Good Arm, Quick Reflexes Make Top Catcher—Mancuso (This is the last of seven stories in which former major league baseball stars tell how to play the game.) By <;rs M.'WCLSO (Written For AP .Newsfeatures) The most important requi.site for a Rood catcher i.s a good arm. He must also have refle.xes that will permit him to shift well behind the plate. A catcher need not be fast but he must learn the knack of getting under pop flys. He’s got to be able to think. If a catcher comes into baseball ! j 2:00 (3) - -- . ------------- - with speed and catches regularly not ROinR to have his speed very long. Crouching 100 or rnqre time a game and chasing foul flies times a game and cha.sing foul flies by Titan Hanover, four-year-old son of April Han- M. Nardin, 53 was driven by Hi Le was sec- third. The $2 000 Brown Bud also started. The calling of pitches comes with experience. One of the most important things to learn is the strength of your pitcher. Even though his best pitch Mancuso^s Record \ Key) ....3 Irish Eden and ... . Content- started. .1 .2 3 Eve- Proud Scot started. .1 2 ..3 Direct, McKlyo, Up started, $4,500 ..................1 ..2 ..3 a hitter’s strength, stick w your pitcher’s strength. It pays off ; in the long run. I found that out in 1933 when I 1 came to the Giants after four years with the Cardinals. It was Hal bi.g year as Jflne .‘\ugust Rodney Mancuso, current scout for the St. Louis Cardinals, was born Dec. 5, 1905 at Galveston, Tex. A catcher during his 2'A years in organized ba.seball he caught for 17 seasons in the National League. In the fifth jirame of the 1936 World Series against the Vank- ees, Mancuso as a Giant set a catching record by accepting 16 chances. He played in five World Series and two All-Star games, mana,gfd Tulsa and San Antonio in the Texas League and coached Cincinnati in 1950. Mancuso’s record: Vear 1928 19.30 1931 19 ;« 19.33 1934 19.35 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1942 1943 1944 1945 17 Team Cards Cards Cards Cards Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants Cubs Dodijerg Cards Cards Giants Giants Giants Phillies Totals Games 11 76 67 103 144 122 128 1.39 86 52 80 60 106 5 39 94 78 70 1,460 Pet. .184 .366 .262 .284 .264 .245 .298 .301 .279 .348 .231 .229 .229 .077 .193 .198 .251 .199 .265 GOTCH.^—That’s what Gus Mancuso appears to be saying as he quickly doffs his mask and camps under a foul pop up. Notice that on this play Mancuso stands off the diamond in foul territory. Should he drop the ball the runner must return to the batter’s box. Mancuso, now scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals, caught 1,460 games during 17 years in the major leagues. may be one that matches him up •ith HAMPDEN-SYDNEY DEFEATSTERRORS Freshman Southpaw Holds Western Maryland To Seven Hits As Virginians Win League Game BOW UN a ^ ScO'ied NIÍJHT OWI- T.EACil K (Hanover Bowling Onter) Giant star. He won 19 games that season. The first time I caught him taught me a lesson. Hal had no curve then, just a twister. But he had an overhand sinker that was out of this world. Bob O'Parrell, with whom I had traded jobs in 1933, was a notoriously low ball hitter. Schumacher knew it and I knew it. Despite the fact that Schu’s best pitch was his sinker we decided to pitch O’Far- rell high and inside. He hit the ball into the Polo Grounds seats. We tried it again—high and inside—and O’Farrell hit another into the seats and beat the Giants ^'l In cxtra Innings. j i learned from then on that 1 Schumacher’s best pitch was a low ball sinker and we became a suc- | cessful pair. He won 158 games in 13 years w’ith the Giants, despite i time out for Navy duty. | a catcher must have initiative and courage. He must learn to ac- i cept responsibilities. He is the man who should know the most about ■ hitters-—he is the take charge guv | when the time comes to go over the (Bv The Associated Press HAMPTON - SYDNEY, V a . — Hampton-Sydney’s Eddie Siersema, freshman portsider, pitched seven- hit ball here yesterday to lead the Tigers to a 5 to 2 victory over Western Maryland in a Mason- Hanovor Hawks E>lxon Conference game. 1 Terrors Score In First | After spotting the visitors one snyder's TmckinK Grain Ki;sters . . . .31.5 22 5„583 Hanover Fiawks,30.52.i'5 •5fi4 ; .Snyder’s Trufkinp .30 5 2:V5 .5f)4 Harmon’s Nursery • • • • . 24.5 .546 iMiltbs ..................................2ft 2;") ..537 Aliliortstown “C”,27*27 „500 Monumental , , . . .................. 28.5 .472 At>bottstown “B” • ••••• 24 ,30 444 Klnnk's 22.531.5 ;4ifi Abbottstown “A” 2034 .370 MATCH .sri)RKS Orain Bnsterp , , «4.'»727 7.'-..3- -212.') ' Abbottstown “B”, 718 7».'> «4.5--2158 TV. RodiTPrs 189; G. Lfl-wrence .513. 806 741 728—2275 Abhottsto-n n "A” . . fiiil «rift 675—20.34 B. iilaybaiiph 224 and ñ«l. T.Sft 792 785—2.316 run in the first inning, when Mike Ahhottstown “C” . Ha") 777 606 —2098 Saverese scored from first on a: C. Hensel 197; D. Keith 532. triple by Charlie White, Hampden- Sydney came back in the third to make it 1-1 on Jim Smith’s trip home from second by way of Dean Tester's double. The fifth inning saw both teams score one. Saverese tallied again i for the Marylanders on singles by Bill Saunders. Bill Clem and A1 Miller, Tigers Rally In Eighth rTarmon’s Niirsrry . 676 722 652—20,’>0 Klunk's ..................... 690 .508 64&—1934 L. Mlchener 171; H. Hoff 452. niihhs ......................... 701 807 688—2196 Moiuini*-ntal ............ 649 686 69&—2033 1 J. Greenholta 19.5 and 471. iNm sTRi.Aiv i,K.\r.rK (HowlinK- CVnt«*r) SKCO.VI*-HALF STANDING The Tigers iced the game in the CHpital when Bob Curtis tripled to ston<‘sif w iv l*r.s 16 .^.-Í Yin^linjí .^5 19 4,S HowIinK 34 20 46 (>ld Mill 21 46 N Oxford 27 27 37IKpvonah MATCH SrORKS D. Koith 2.S4; B. ; other team’s lineup in pre-game | dressing room sessions. 1 a catcher must spot his infield^ : ers and outfielders. Today you sel- | dom see a catcher move his field- become a lost art. cause when a pitcher ifets in a ................................ Jam his catcher often can help him as much, and maybe more, than his manager or coach. The catcher is definitely the quarterback of his team. A catcher need not be a real good hitter but he must learn to be a clutch hitter. There are more good looking young catchers in the game today than there have been in years. There’s Del Crandall of the Braves and Dick Rand whom the Cardinals have at Houston. Rand is one of the best looking young catchers I’ve seen in 15 years. He handles pitchers W’ell. In the American League there’s Sammy White of the Red Sox and Clint Courtney of the Orioles. , eighth when Bob Curtis tripled to ston<‘sifer ; bring in Ford Zehmer, who was on i Kuhn's I with a single. A walk and an er- Howman's ' ror put Bill Blair and Siersema on : HiKsrins and allowed Curtis to come home. | Smith then drew the second walk ! 'U'l ! of the inning to load^he bases and ' J - .. !!! ,'so2 806 Testers single brought home Jim, r. Kepser if« and 561. Taylor, who was running for Blair, j The game gave the Tigers a 10-5 i Kuhn’s store .............805 798 over-all record. They meet Rich- I BowlinK Alley mond here today in their final game of the season. W. Mnr.yl«nd <4) H’den-Sjdney (») ah r h o at) r h o ;{ 2 0 .S Smith,8H 3 2 2 4 5 0 12 4 0 3 1 2 0 0 7 4 0 0 5 4 1 2 2 4 12 6 3 0 0 (I 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 O 0 W L Pts 23 31 33 24 .30 29 23 31 2S 18 36 22 12 42 15 820—2475 752—2360 904—2507 ,S32 .H96 772—2500 Krurnrlne 580. Sa verf“se,cf Clem.If Mill.T.lh ■V\’ hite.c J aok«on,3b J Diies.rf llarinon.s* Mo vlan.2h 3 0 11 .Marlow ,2b 4 0 2 8¡TeHtfr,3b 4 0 1 7| Fulton.c 4 0 0 1 Poland,cf 2 0 0 1'Zt'liiner.lf 3 0 11 CiirtlR.lb 4 (I 1 2: .Viitiand.rf Saunders,p 3 0 1 0 IHlair 2T h vlor Gril'fiii.rf R. T. Yinjiling , Old Mill Inn . . . F. Heiston 194 . ..Si56 783 711—2350 .. . 770 741 7.59—2270 H. Hartzell 511. Capitnl T^akprs .........889 820 920—2629 Rpvonah Spinning—Forfeit. M. Becker 222 %nd 5S4. liowman’K Cleaners 840 806 823—2469 New Oxford—Forfeit. G. Lau 177 and 496. Si«TM('iiian,p 3 0 0 0 Totals 30 2 7 241 Totals 32 5 10 27 l^^■alked for .Viinand in eighth. ' 2Kan for Bliiir iu ei>?htli. . WfKtern xMd .................... KM» 010 0(X>—2 Ilanideii Sydney ......... (K)l 010 03x—5 Krror—Miller. Kuns hatted in—Miller, ! ^Vhite, .Marlow, Curtis, 'I’ester (2). 'J'wo- 1 bHKe hits—Harmon, Marlow. Tester, 2. I 'I'hree-liase hits—White, Curtis. Stolen ! bases—/elinu'r. Smith, 2, .Saerlfiees— I ClPin. Sierseman. Lett on base — Western ■ Maryland 6 ; Ham pden • Sydney. 10. I liase on balls—Sautulers, 6 ; Siersenian, 4. Strikeouts—Saunders, 6; Siersenian, 6. I Winning pitcher—Siersenian (3-0i. I,.os- 1 lnK pitcher—Saunders (4-2). Umpires— I Saunders, Thurman. Time—2. (HAMPIONSHIP ROTiT.OFF Capital Bakers .........S7S 931 899—270R J. C. HiRKins ...........937 844 L. I'uhasz 233 and ,599. 919—2700 SRASON'S hk ; h SCORKS Hi^h average—l^ou Yuhasz. 179. Hifrh series—Vic Campbell, 6.39. HiKh trame — l>on Feeser. 277. BOWI.INO Ontrr) KING PI> (BoM'linir Citv Hotel .............. E. j. .1. Gobrecht . .. Wildasin Diner ... Conewago Dairy Beallng Sea Food litttle's Bottling Wo Woodie's Diner . . . , W r> PtB. 37 5 5« 51/2 4HV2 27 16 36 2514 16 Vi 35 Vb 2022 28 17 25 22 15 2721 14 28 17 a ! I I I

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  1. The Evening Sun,
  2. 18 May 1954, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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