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and semifinals defeating 2. and the a concerned today a the tomorrow's Ernie .233. The Tribune Sports PAGE 7 COSHOCTON, OHIO, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1941 PAGE 7 OHIO AMATEUR GOLF MEET IN SEMI-FINALS TOLEDO--The old, old sports drama--youth vs. age and experience experience -- was re-enacted today on the fairways of the Inverness Country club. A 21-year-old public links player player and an 18-year-old Trans-Mississippi Trans-Mississippi champion were matched against a three-time amateur champion and a 27-year-old "vet- erqn" in the semi-final round of the Ohio amateur golf tournament. tournament. The pairings were: Bob Pollex, 21, Toledo, versus Maurice McCarthy, Cincinnati, national national intercollegiate winner in 1928 and three times Ohio titlist. Frank Stranahan, 18, rising Toledo Toledo star, versus Tommy Whiteway. Whiteway. 27, Cleveland, who never before before has reached the semi-finals in nearly 10 years of trying. After two days of 18-hole "sudden "sudden death" matches, the four survivors survivors of the field of 64 can settle settle down to the longer 36-hole match play grind. The championship championship round tomorrow will be over the same distance. Pollex, who accomplished the biggest upset of the meet by eliminating eliminating defending Champion Bob Servis in the second round, continued continued on the way to fame yesterday yesterday by defeating R A. Stranahan, Stranahan, Toledo, state senior champion, champion, 3 and 2, and James Lewis of Toledo, one up. McCarthy trimmed Dan Carmichael Carmichael of Columbus, 3 and 2, and then came from behind to eliminate eliminate Eddie Meister of Cleveland, one up. Meister lost to McCarthy in the state finals in 1937. Young Stranahan took care of T. Cloran of East Liverpool, 2 and 1, and Bobby Campbell, Granville, 3 and 2. Whiteway defeated John Meier. Toledo, 3 and 2, and Billy Gilbert of Cincinnati, former Big Ten champion, one up. Pollex, the "surprise" of the meet, was one down to Lewis at the end of the 15th hole but rallied rallied to capture the last two holes. He clinched with a 15-foot downhill downhill putt that slammed against the back of the Cub, bounced into the air and fell in. Here's Detailed Account Of End of Great Streak By CHARLES P. McMAHON CLEVELAND -- Three men stopped the «reat Joe DiMagtiio last night in the presence of 67,468 persons conscious of being onlookers. while history was made. The gangling DiMar with the loner nose and snapping eyes was in the course of compiling; one of baseball's most remarkable records. Ho had hit safely in 56 consecutive rimes, surpassing » major league record so good It had stood (or 44 years. Wee Willie Keeler. its compiler, had hit safely in 43 consecutive consecutive games. But TV Cobb. George Sisler, Tns Speaker, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig -- all in that lone succession of immortals that came after Keeler -- hadn't been able to touch his record until DiMaggio came along. Now. under the lighU bathing the playing field of the Cleveland stadium, the young man from Fisherman's Wharf was out to hit in his 57th game and most of the thousands in the packed stands were there to watch him do It. But Pitcher Al Smith of Cleveland had confidence in himself. himself. This David pitted against Goliath had been a National league cast-off only two years ago and his entire career had been one of half successes mingled with failures. Tonight he had been given the chance of stopping the hitter that no other pitcher in the American league-- including his team-mate, Bobby Feller, had been able to stop. First inning, DiMaggio up. A fast ball, high and outside. outside. DiMaggio let it go for a ball' Then a curve, breaking breaking low over the outside corner. The superb supple body of DiMaggio swung, bat met ball with solid impact, and the ball hurtled into the infield at such a velocity that it was « blurred streak to the onlookers. The crowd's roar was cut short, for Third Baseman Ken Keltner stabbed it backhanded backhanded and flung it to first. Fourth inning. DiMaggio up. A fast ball, low and outside. Ball one. A fast ball over the outside corner. DiMaggio let it go by and the umpire cried, "strike " A few boos from the stands. A curve, breaking inside. Ball two. A fast ball outside. Ball three. A screw ball, breaking over the outside corner. DiMaggio took a terrific swing, missed, and the crowd roared. Strike two. A fast ball. He swung, fouled. Ol'd Al Smith was trying hard. His next, a curve, broke inside, and DiMaEgio walked. Seventh inning, DiMaggio up". The first pitch was a waist high curve and DiMaggio whacked it to Keltner who threw him out. The other Yanks fell on Smith in the next inning and he was taken out. Eighth inning. DiMaggio up' Oui there on the mound was Jim Bagby, Jr., son of the great pitcher who pitched Cleveland to a pennant in 1920, a tall youth who had never been any great shakes. Smith had out three men on base, and here he was pitching to the great DiMaggio with the bases loaded. Fast ball, outside, ball one. Fast ball, inside. DiMagnio fouled it: A curve, breaking wide. Ball two. A fast ball and DiMaggio awung. It was a weak grounder which Shortstop Lou Boudreau grabbed and snapped to Second Baseman Ray Mack, starting a double plav. s remarkable streak was thru. The Yankees won the ball game, nevertheless, 4 to S. DiMaggio took it in good grace. "The streak doesn't mean a thing," he said. "That seven game lead we took over the Indians means more. But that Keltner certainly robbed me of st least one hit. That boy can field them. "1 do feel relieved, however, now that it's all over." "I admit I've been under a strain even after the records were broken But that's gone now. And I'll be out there now still trying to get my base hits to win games. That's all that has counted any- wav." TODAY'S AMATEUR GOLF GROUPS FIGHT OVER PAIRINGS By DON SMITH COLUMBUS--The Ohio Public Links Golf Association, rankled by the alleged mistreatment of two of its players in the current state amateur tournament at Toledo, Toledo, may take some kind of action action within the next few days regarding future relations with the Ohio State Golf Association sponsors sponsors of the state tourney, it was learned today. Any action taken by the O. L. G. A, will have to come the executive committee comprised of President R O, Romberger of Toledo, Earl Shock of Dayton, Charles Burns of Akron and Secretary-Treasurer Secretary-Treasurer Ray Pennell of Columbus. It was learned that the publinks group may go so far as to refuse to sanction any further participation participation by its golfers in the state amateur tournament. The contemplated action was prompted by the pairing of two Columbus golfers m the first- round matches Wednesday at the Inverness Country club. The draw matched Dick Ryan, state publinks champion, and his close friend, Bill Podolski, Columbus Columbus district winner. Rhyan carded carded a 78 in the qualifying rorad and Podolski had a 77. The pairing was immediately protested by Romberger but the tournament committee headed by Hamilton Hedges of Columbus failed to change the draw. The system of pairing used by the committee was not revealed. Under the U, S. G. A. pairing system for a 64-man match-play tournament, no two players can be closer than 32 places. The S. G. A. system is usually used amateur m-cts. Rhyan's 78 placed him 33rd the list of the 64 qualifiers. Podolski Podolski finished in 25th place. Rhyan would have met Frankie Shtranahan of Toledo and Podolski Podolski would have faced Frank Hughes ot Toledo, according to the U. S G. A. draw. Even if the P. G. A. pairing system had been used, it would been impossible for the two Columbus Columbus stars to meet in the first round. The 18 low finishers in the

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  2. 18 Jul 1941, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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