The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama on March 27, 1941 · Page 14
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The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama · Page 14

Anniston, Alabama
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i,. if; : . I THE ANNISTON STAR THURSDAYMAR. 27, 1941. - ' . - rn . ) Great TMirigs ' For ?4 'Fans Expeetiirig s I thworth on an Contiilue arted Last Year v. C;vcral Changes' Made But SI strength Shouldn't Be Impaired Greatly EDITORS: THs Is the Nth la the fries ea tht major leasoe baseball flubs. By GEORGE KIRK SET ST. PETERSBURG. Fle, Mar. 27. (U.R Big things are expected from the Bt Louis Cardinals this season. They started to come with a rush last mid-season and played the best tall In the National League from the July all-star game until the season's end. There is a good chance that theyH be the Reds' most persistent challengers. . Some changes have been made, with Mickey Oven sold to the Dodgers and Joe Orengo and Bob Bowman to the Giants. However, the logs of these three may not hurt the Cards at alL The Cards can hit and run, and Billy Sou thworth. who took over after Ray Blades' dismissal last jJune, seems to know how to get the most out of his talent' Gloomiest part of the St Louis outlook la the unsettled condition of their Infield and the big responsibility placed on 35-year-old Gus Mancuso, brought back from the Dodgers to do the catching. Only first base hasji permanent guardian in the Cards inflel Johnny Mire, . after a long holdout siege which ended with a $17,000 contract Is rounding Into form and is expected to continue . to blast out those homers. He led the majors last season with 43. Brewn At Second The rest of the infield may be Jimmy Brown at second,-Martin Marion at short and Steve Mesner. who hit .341 at San Diego. Or the infield may - comprise Creey Crespi, who hit .301 with Rochester, at second; Eddie Lake, who hit .295 with Sacramento, at short and Brown at third. Marlon has many boosters, but Branch Rickey told Intimates he expects both Crespi and Lake to win regular Jobs. This would bench Marlon. Mancuso, who was In only 60 games at Brooklyn last year, Is counted on to catch more than 100 and to Improve tht Cardinal pitchers. Walker Cooper, highly touted ,xooxl tschefciromColumbuft,-ill handle the No. 3 Job. He la a bright prospect but doesn't appear, quite ready to move Into the No. 1 job. Don Padgett still Is around but no one knows whether he's a catcher, first baseman or outfielder. - Pitching seems stomgrBackfront EXPERT BICYCLE PAOTlXa - AND REPAIRING DOUGBUCK Anniston Harley- DaTidson Co. U1S Wilmer Phene S3f GOLF . TENNIS Everything you 'peea lor every Jsport at . . .. Jeff Davis Bide. SPORTSMAN'S SUPPLY MAKE SPRING TIME DRESS UP TIME A new United suit will give you that cheerful feeling. Enjoy extra quality, latest styles and expert fitting at low economy prices. su 1.1 V - I ; k v. - ' ! Team Rush Becker Given Spot On Card New Yorker Faces Babe Kasaboski In Mat Fray Two of the best young grapplers in the light-heavy weight division win clash Saturday night In tht mairi event of the weekly American Legion program at the arena on West Twelfth Street . Promoter Joe Gunther of Bir mingham announces he has signed George Becker of New York, the former champion, and Larry (Babe) Kasaboski of Tulsa for the. headline match. In the semi-final bout Ray Ryan, the New York toughie, meets Charlie Keene, the former Red Shadow, who Is staging a comeback. ... Rowdy Ray Ryan, the one-man riot squad, that's what they're calling the New York powerhouse after his first few visits to various wrestling spots over the South. Ray Ryan is the nearest thing to Mike Nsxarian fans have teen and now, that the Gotham Gorilla Is on the war path, leaders In the light-heavyweight division art having to watch their step. This fellow creates plenty of ex citement both in and outside the ring. Recently In a match at Bir mingham, Ryan left the ring and socked a heckle Police not only escorted Ryan from the ring but they started to escort him to JaJL Only quick thinking of officials saved Ryan from- spending a few hours In the clink for socking the spectator. This Ryan fellow will bear watching and his foes from now on had better keep this In mind. last year are Lon Warneke, Bill McGee, Morton Cooper. Clyde Shoun, Max Lanier and Ira Hutch inson, relief man. Most promising rookies are John Grodzicki, Howard Krlst Ernest White. Murray Dick son and Harry Brecheen. Toe Many Southpaws White and Brecheen are lefties. If they stick, the Cards will be top-heavy with southpaws since they already have Shoun and Lanier. Matthew Surkont, who won 19 and lost 5 at Decatur, shows promise minors. In the- outfield, the only question Is: Wholl play left field? Last year's regular, Ernie Koy. ' and Rookie Harry Walker brother of the Dodgers' Dixie are battling for the Job'. Since K6y"hlta ; righthanded and Walker lefthanded, they may alternate. Walker Is a great fielder with a fine arm, but lacks Koy's extra base power. J Terry Moore will play center and possibly get the No. & batting spot behind Mlze. Enos Slaughter again is In right Coaker Triplet t who hit .339 at Columbus: Veteran Estel Crabtree, who hit .31' at Rochester, and Johnny Hopp. who also 4s first base - Insurance, will handle the utility outfield Jobs. Jade carvings of butterflies often were buried with the dead in Old China, because butterflies symbolize Immortality In Chinese mythology. S w Large assortment of recent shipment. Spring styles b e a u 1 1 f Ul tweeds gabardines stripes plaids All sizes and colors. y 1 Extra Pqnts and Slacks 2.95 to $4.95 Large assortment Spring Slacks. New- 1 est colors and stjjet Sports Coats $12.50 Snappy Patterns. Well TaUored. Teller Mh SUITS W00LEI1 STOB lC33Nclf. Street He Ought to Carry 'Em in Pockets 1 - -Icn'f'VM I W"SVM " i i Bucky Harris pitches horseshoes at ington manager really ought to can-y them in his pockets, tack one up above the clubhouse door or wrap a few around the bats )f his Nationals. MIAMI. Fla., Mar. 27. UJ9-Carl Hubbell faces the Cincinnati Reds for the New York Giants today. Lloyd (Whitey) Moore is scheduled to start for the Reds. Nine homers cleared the fences as the Giants shaded the ' Reds, - 9-8, yesterday. Lonnie Prey, Jimmy Glee son. Bill Baker, Bill Werber and Frank Mccormick hit four-baggers for the Reds while Joe Mcore. Joe Orengo, Mel Ott, and Prank Demaree clouted them for the Giants. LAKELAND. Fla., Mar. 37. 0U9 The Brooklyn Dodgers play the Detroit Tigers in the opener of a four-game series today. Rookie Catcher Walker Cooper clouted a dcuble, triple and single to drive in four runs and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-3 victory over the Dodgers yesterday. STTTaTMar, (uR No drills were scheduled for tht New York Yankees today as the majority of the players packed bags preparatory to breaking camp and heading north on a two-weeks exhibition Jaunt Catcher Tommy Pad-den anfTTankeeoutohnnrjree will remain behind to supervise a special rookie camp here until April 2, one day after the. date that all rookies eligible for the October draft-may be kept Pitchers Emie'Bonham and Atley Donald, both suffering back ailments, also will remain. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Mar. 27. (U.W The St. Louis .Browns play an exhibition game with Toledo at Harllngeiv Ter, today; Yesterday they beat the Fort Worth Cats, 10 to 8. LAKELAND, Fla. Mar. 27. UB-r-Buck Newsom and Johnny Gorsica were scheduled to hurl today for the Detroit Tigers in an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The. Tigers were shipped yesterday at Ft Myers, 3-2, by the Cleveland Indians whose pitching star was o Do You Know-? fa 1 17 FIRST HZAWNEIGHT mtU0h' Vy$S.: V 3 , CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT , y Kv vmeveso? wen - f AM YSy FI&JD I , r n M tr i ASUS.MM'$ A - ' nSy v v Answers tort Krenz . .... " i T ? -VJ Orlando. Fla.. base. The Wash Calvin Dorsett lean right-hander ut from Detroit ownership by the famous "Judge K. M. Landis ruling more than a year ago. Dorsett gave up one hit in the last three innings. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Mar. 27. Vm The Boston Red Sox defeat- ed the Philadelphia Phillies in a battle of home runs yesterday, 11 to 7. The Red Sox, led by Second Baseman Bobby Doerr, hit four home runs and the Phillies three. Doerr got three, of the Boston horn era, driving in a total of five runs. ANAHEIM, CaL Mar. 27. UK The Philadelphia Athletics broke up camp today and began a string of exhioltion games which will bring them East for the opening of the They lost their last training camp game, 1 to 1, to Seattle, to make their records here 13 victories out of 19 games. HOLLYWOOD. CaL. Mar. 27. UJ9 Mana?r Frankft-FrisclT'of WJthe Pittsburgh Pirates began cutting his staff today, optioning Rookie Outfielders Hal Simpson and Ralph Kiner to Albany ef the Eastern League. Joe Bowman - and - Bob Klinger were slated to take tht mound today against the Chicago White Sox, the team tht Pirates edged out yesterday, 8-7. FORT MYERS, Fla. Mar. 27. U The Cleveland Indians- are slated for a strenuous wlndup practice session today. They entrain for their exhibition tour .with the New York Giants tomorrow afternoon. Tht Tribe downed the Detroit Tigers yesterday, 3-2. ADDITIONAL SPORTS ON CLASSIFIED PAGE "Do You Know-?" Will Be v -" Red Manager Is Confident Of Flag Team Thinks National Will Hold Edge Over American Ltague-Agairrtnr4t; By GATLE TALBOT TAMPA. Fla, Mar. 27. t-Deacon Bill McKechnlt was cool and con fident as ht put his world cham pion Cincinnati Reds through their final workout here before breaking camp for tht trip to Miami. Havana and tht baseball wars. "I'm picking tht National League j to finish Just like It did last year." ht predicted. "Well bt first Brooklyn second and St Louis third." As It Is rare for tht Reds' pilot to eome out so flat-footed for any thing except the doctrine of clean living, ht was asked quickly to give his reasons, before ht could change lila mind.: ' V "It's Btmole " he said. "We've won tht last two years and I think we're stronger than ever before. They've j got to come after us, and well bt hard to catch. "Jim Gleeson gives me a better punch In my outfield. Floyd Young and Bob Mattick give mt tht best all-around reserve strength for my Infield that rvt ever had. And tht way Monte Pearson Is pitching' I wouldn't bt surprised if ht was a big winner for us. Speaking Of Pitching "And. speaking of pitching. I think from what I've seen so far that this is tht year Johnny Vender Meer win come back. He'e dost right now to his form of three years ago when he pitched two no-hitters. Still Just a bit wild, but he's un- hlttable when he gets the ball across." "Catching is about the only place we're not Improved. We ha vent a replacement for Wally Hershberg er, who committed suicide on our last Eeastern .trip last year, but ; we still have a mighty good catcher In Ernie LombardL As you can see. Lom's still favoring his ankle slightly, but he will be m there swinging, on opening day." Lombardi later expressed equal confidence that he would be ready for the gong. The ankle, hurt shortly before the last .world series, col lected, adhesions during the winter and slowed him to a walk in his initial workouts here. But the big fellow can give a fair imitation of running on it now. "Anyway." supplemented Mc-Kechnie, "it wasn't Lom's base stealing that we hired him for. We want him to catch and swing that tt-of-hts." - ' Failure Of West Though McKechnie did not say so. one of the big disappointments of the Cincinnati camp has been the failure of Dick West to meas- urejupjto -bllJigti.J?U!brjMfc catcher. For a time it looked like the boy from Indianapolis had filled the gap left by Hershberger's death, but it proved only a flash 1 anLJwBimakeris JeftJ the Job of understudying Lombard!. That Is the Reds only obvious weak- ness, as-Baker was much less' than a sensation last year. . Ival Goodman, rlgbtfielder on two Reds' championship clubs, ap pears to be lost for the coming season unless his health takes a rapid turn for the better. Pitcher Paul Derringer was left behind at his home In Sarasota, Fla. still recuperating from the Injury he received when struck by a batted ball a week ago. He Is going down later to work out with the Giants at Miami arid will rejoin his teammates upon their return from Havana. Found On Classifiei Pa Ready to Bat in . His holdout siege ended by contract for $18,000, Johnny MUe, left, at St Petersburg training base assures Manager Billy Southworth that be is ready to better last season's performance as big fun of St Louis Cardinals. The large first baseman ted National League in runs-batted-in in 1940 with 137, topped majors in home runs with 43. Dale Alexander Will Lead Selma Gloverleafs In '41 DATTTNO champion of the Amer - U lean League in 1932, . David Dale Alexander, new mentor cf the Selma Cloverleafs, can still pound that old ball, for while managing Thomas ville ol the Georgia-Florida loop last summer he carved out a lusty .388 at the plate. He wa?nt given the official batting crown because he had been in Just 91 games, and the league rule required participation in 10O. Alexander always has been one of those 'champions cr near champions" when it comes to hitting. Perhaps the most surprising' of his slugging c r 0 w n s was when he topped the American loop, nosing out Jimmy Foxx. Alex came up with a fine .367 mark. With the Detroit Tigers since 1929.' Alexander had been traded to the Boston Red Sox in mid-June of 1932. little did the .Tigers dream jhjywejjBMipplng -off tlw Amert-1 can League batting king, but it ended up Just that way. In 1928, with Toronto of the International League, big Alex led the circuit with .380, and during the winter was sold to Detroit with PTtchefolinn'yrPruolionune" for" Soft-bailers Meet 'Softball tnanliers and prMpee- tive sponsors of teams In the Anniston Softball ' Association this summer meet tonif ht at 1:30 o'clock in' The Anniston Star building to determine preliminary arrangements for the coming season. As many softball men as possible are requested to be present so that officers for the, coming season can' be elected and steps taken to complete the organisation ef the association for the 1941 campaign. At Its narrowest ; point, Bering Strait, which " separates North America and Asia, is only about 58 miles wide. . iv x . w w Sea (MANY A DOLLAR HAS SELF-RETURN A "f t Act eulcUf to cat this cheap Insurance, against lost ear keva. A liont. colorful clastic tinv. with voux nam and ddrtsa etampad Into it will bring lost kays book to you by mail. 8nd lde to The Pennsoil Co., Oil City, Pa., ot your Pennsoil Ualr for order blank. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Z-MAN CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON ALL CAR NEEDS The ir Tire Serrlee - -1S17 Noble St, Anniston. Ala, . .-. Adams-McCarge Motor Co. Ill E. 10th St, Anniston, Ala,- Shelton Pontlae Co, 1 II E. 11th St, Anniston, AU. ' Fred Williams OU Co. ath Noble Bt, Anniston, Ala. John Bailey See. Station III Noble St, Anblston,- Ala. 137 More Runs 1 4 1100,000. It was a whale of a deal at the time and caused quite a stir around baseball. Alexander hit .343 his first year in the majors and blasted out 23 home runs, : He might . have hit more, had he been the' type to loft the ball like Babe Ruth. Two years ago, Alex started man aging, at Sanford in the Florida State circuit, and led his club to a pennant with a margin of 12 games. He hit MS. He whipped his Thomasville club Into second place last season. Alex was and is surprisingly ac tive for a chap of his size. The late George Stalling affectionately called him the "Big Ox" and pro nounced him one of the greatest natural first basemen he had ever seen. . . . . . j stars have their clothes ' made-to-measure Such popularity must be deserved. Easter- Ctmw m April.MihM Let us tailor your Easter suit that will give you that stylish, well-dressed appearance, at a saving of from . $5.00-lo-$15.00 Nationally advertised Cyril Johnson covert cloths. Imported tweeds, hard wearing sharkskins,, smart Glen plaids, chalk stripes and gabardines in all the new pastel shades.. Beautifully tailored in any style you desire to suit your Individual need. 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', Anniston Girl Beats Willett Boys Tennis Champ Loses 4 In Ping-pong Test Mary Jo Spradley. ping pong champ at Anniston High last year, continued-her-ctory- inarch yea- terday In the men's singles com petition of the Anniston Table Tennis Tournament now under way at the Sportsman's Supply headquar ters on East Thirteenth Street She advanced over Frank (Buck shot) Willett national boy's Indoor tennis champion and top ranking netter at Anniston High, by scores of 21-13. 21-18 to enter the quarter V finals where she likely will mect Alex Sawyer. Kris Ketson also entered . the quarter-finals with a 21-19, 9-21, 21-11 decision over Rudolph Puseck, previous winner over Jimmy Collins 21-16. 21-17. Ketson faces Jack Rice , at 7:30 o'clock . tonight In a match which will determine ' the first semi-finals contestant Rice entered the quarter-finals with a 17-21. 21-18, 21-13. win over CharVs Stanek. Other results Included Billys- French's 19-21. 21-12. 21-11 victory over Earl Davis. Wilkes Robinson. the new Junior champion, turned back Jack Turner 22-20. 21-13. Mary Jo- Spradley also moved toward the finafi in the women's singles, winning over Hartette Barnes 21-18. , 19-21. 21-17. Ruth Nathan and Betty Mullens advance on defaults. When Mrs. J. E. Plum and Doris Miller play their match, this event will . reach the semifinals. Director Rex Godwin, Jr, announced that trophies for the meet have been received and are on dis- play at the Sportsman's Supply store. Finland, France and Spain usm Esperanto, the "universal" language In France, the air ministry recognizes It In its training courses. , Tto (war 8Mb aWyVa rrrt.Yom Doutu-toot tAZoa rammr 4 lika . iuWi ruot 4 I0for25MferT9f . . . a LinevUle Motor Co. Llneville, Aia, E. A. West Motor Co. Jacksonville, Ala. G. P. Ilendrls Ser. Sta, A Giee. j Piedmont, Ala, . ,, Pamiert Gas A 'Oil Ce. . . Piedmont, Ala,, 1 J n- V

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