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PAGE 13 THE PITTSBURGH PRESS, -MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1 946 THE . SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 25 "Baseball managers encounter a million and one pests," Luke Sewell of the Browns remarked during a fanning session, "but I'll bet that what happened to me a couple of years ago tops them all." "We were training at Cape Girardeau, Mo.," Sewell went on. "I was sitting in the hotel lobby one morning .when in came a tall, lanky fellow. He had. the backwoods stamped all over him. A real Missouri hillbilly if I ever saw one. "He had made the trip to town to see me, he said. He wanted to be a ballplayer and since the Browns were his favorites, he had decided to give us a break. "What position do you play?' I asked. "T ain't sure yet, Mr. Sewell,' he answered, 'You see, I ain't never played any baseball yet. But I sure like 'er. "He went on to tell me that he lived with his wife, who was a school-teacher, and his three f I'M Ae -MISTER brothers. He named the town but I'd never heard of it and I wouldn't bother looking for it on the map, if I were you. Diplomacy Required "I knew I had a hot one on my hands that called for diplomacy "and fast talking, so I pointed out that although we appreciated the offer of his services, we couldn't take a player who was notJn shape. "'You'd better go home and practice with your brothers. When you're ready, you can come back,' I suggested. "He shook his head. 'Nope, cain't do that,' he said. 'Brothers don't give a durn about baseball. I'm the only one in the family that does. "I had another idea. Why not buy a glove for his wife? Maybe she'd play catch with him. You can see I was getting desperate by now. "Well, the idea scored. "That's just what I'll do, he said. We shook hands and he left. Permanently, I thought and hoped. "I had almost forgotten the whole affair when, about two weeks later, who should show up but my pal from the hills. Hillbilly Returns " 'I'm ready, Mr. Sewell." he shouted as he came through the door. Now I really was in trouble. "He had bought the glove for his wife, as I had recommended, and in no time at all, he said, he had discovered that he was a pitcher. "'Wasn't it a little rough on your wife?' I asked. " 'Now that you mention it, Mr. Sewell, I reckon it did go hard on her,' he admitted, 'but that woman has a lot o' spunk. Her shins got barked pretty bad, but do you know, she didn't miss a day's teachin.'" Unfortunately, the story has no happy ending, as might be conceived by a fictionist: The hillbilly was not a gem in the rough who was to go on to fame and fortune. He never got into a Brownie uniform, for Sewell finally convinced him that his place was at the side of his loyal mate, back in the tall and uncut. So far as Luke knows, he is there today, no doubt dozing in. the sun and awaiting the return of his lady from her classroom so they can indulge in game of pitch and catch. Vinnie Smith, the Pirate catcher, gave me an earful on . V4 -MISTER flfeSV M, -cir !! 1 rS Jt - " . ,- Xi NT'S Strassers Score 5-2 Upset Over Heidelberg Boofers Morgan Crew Smashes Way into West Penn Soccer Final for Third Straight Season By HARRY FAIRFIELD "One for Pop, one for me and one for Augie 3rd," was the "Hat-Trick" song of August Behling Jr., as he banged through three straight goals delberg Losegos out of the Vest Penn championship soccer tournament. "Pop" is veteran Augie Behling, Sr., the old "War Horse" of soccer two decades ago, who witnessed his son's feat., Behling, Jr., is "Me" and Augie 3rd is the latest addition to the family who arrived at Behling Junior's home during .the morning of yesterday's notable soccer event. He weighs seven pounds. Keyed up as they never were before this season, the Morgan Strassers surmounted the most serious threat to the title they have held the past two campaigns and trimmed the Losegos, 5-2, before 2000 fans at Bridgeville Park. Replay Stirs Fans The first half started with a sour note at two minutes when Heidelberg scored on a penalty kick awarded against Morgan Goalie Albert DiOrio for kicking Mike Bobish. Merle Utchel tallied easily while the crowd wondered whether this replay would develop into a free-for-all between rivals who were set to go all out to win. The tension was relieved 10 minutes later when Behling scored the first of his three goals on a well-placed pass from Nick DiOrio. Felix Mitchell, Morgan's veteran inside right, was all over the field trying desperately to make every play count. Twice he volleyed over the bar. The Morgan left wing, however, was most "effective and it was from that quarter that Behling took a pass from Tony Monaco to beat Johnny Bobish to the ball and score at close range after 27 minutes. After 37 Losegos forced SMflTCW By CHESTER L. SMITH Sports Editor . Bob Feller while the bus was rolling us to Long Beach a lew days ago. Regular Feller Smith caught Rapid Robert a full season when they were stationed at the Norfolk naval base, and I prodded him into the conversation by saying I had heard he was a right nice sort. "The best," Vinnie replied in his mellow Virginia drawl, "Yessir, the very best." . "Any pitcher with a last ball such as Feller's would be hard to beat," I ventured. Smith shook his head. "Don't get the idea Bob's speed gets him by," he said. "He has the best curve I ever saw and he can break it off as though the ball had handles. When he mixes it with his fast one. the hitters go crazy." Vinnie declared that when Feller first came to the Navy team at Norfolk there were some doubts in the minds of the other players as to how he would mix. . Like Smith, the majority of the players were not yet established in" baseball, whereas the Indian star was a famous figure. His mates were curious to. know whether he would throw his baseball rank at them or be a regular fellow. "He didn't say much to me when we warmed up for our first game," Smith remembered. "And I didn't say much to him. But I had a good "day. I hit a home run, triple and a couple of singles, and I was tickled because it was in my home town of Richmond and all my relatives were in the stands. Friendship Formed "My hitting must have pleased Bob, too, for the game was close and those hits of mine didn't hurt us. Anyhow, when it was over he picked up my mask, my chest protector and shin guards and carried them into the clubhouse. From then on we were pals." In mid-summer, Smith was behind the plate when Feller pitched in the service all-star game in Cleveland. The seagoing troupe also toured the east, and there was a stopover in New York Vinnie will never forget. "Most of us were always broke on our Navy pay, but of course Feller had plenty of money because he was a big shot before. They had told us we could either live at the Brooklyn Navy Yard or go into the city and stay at a hotel, but we would have to pay our own expenses. "That was out of the question for those of us who were picking up that chicken feed every month, but the morning we arrived Feller handed one of the gang a roll of bills and told us the party was on him. "When we counted the money we found $500. That gives you an idea of the kind of fellow Bob Feller is." yesterday to knock the Hei a corner kick placed by Larry Doli-nar, from which Mike Bobish evened the count at 2-2. Behling: Counts Third Goal The first 15 minutes of the second half was a continuation of the ding-dong first-half play. Mitchell banged in a short-range short-range shot which Heidelbeng Goalie Johnny Mahalcnak knocked down, but couldn't hold, and Behling took possession and scored his third goal. Paul Danilo scored with a cork ing 20-yard cross drive fans began to leave the park. Nick DiOrio's well-deserved goal at t0 minutes was an anti-climax. Strassers Meet Gallatin The victory put the Strassers in the best-of-three-game series finals for the third straight season. The opposition will be Gallatin two weeks hence. Next Sunday. Heidelberg meets Castle Shannon in the district final elimination of the National Ama teur tournament, also at Bridgeville Park. The West Penn F. A., meets tomorrow night at The Press office and all members of the referees' body are expected to attend. Lineups of the Strassers-Losegos West Penn semi-final: Pos. STRASSERS 5 LOSEG08 2 0 .A. Dlorio , Mahalcnak R.B MigUorint Minnenok L.B ..... . Bedogne J. Bobish R H Gossett Utchel C.H -PrevotelU D. Hart L.H Roga'.e G. Hart OR Danillo Dolinar 1. R Mitchell ....Colligan C Behling Pitchok I.L N. Diorio M. Bobish O.L Monaco Kratovil Score at half time 2-2 Referee Ce- cotti. Goals scored bv Bshling 3, Da- tTkick). "' B00l5n' utcnet penal- A Lb d Unify 'Doc' Carlson Wants to 'Win-Em-All' But Pitt Passers Do It Only Once i V I v. v ' t DR. II. C. CARLSON His constant motto is "Win 'em All." "-t Chandler Clears Ben Chapman Finds Nc Evidence Of Tampering MIAMI, Fla., March 25 (UP) Baseball Commissioner Albert B. (Happy) Chandler today exonerated Manager Ben Chapman of the P h 1 1 a d e Iphia Phillies of a charge that he had tampered with Eddie Ba- sinski, Brooklyn Dodger infielder. Preside it Branch Rickey of the Dodgers had complained to Chandler that Chapman had made over- Ben Chapman tures to Basinski, who recently reported to the club after being a holdout. Basinski was the regular shortstop most of last season, but is ticketed for a minor league farm club this year. Chandler, after a one-hour closed hearing said there was no evidence to support Rickey's charges. It was the first case of alleged tampering since he tooK over tne commis-sionership. "'This is an extremely serious charge, but there is no evidence to support it," Chandler said. "This phase of the investigation is over. The Phillies are completely exon erated from any incorrect action." Chapman, who said the charges were ridiculous, "claimed that Basinski had approached him for a job. "I told him 'sure I could use you' ", Chapman said. "But later when Ba6inski asked me to make an offer to him, I didn't answer his telegram." Rickey filed formal charges claiming that Basinski, a holdout, had told him the Phillies would pay him $10,000. EXHIBITION BASEBALL At Miami. Fla. R. H. E Boston N) 000 000 020 2 7 2 New York fN) 420 000 01 7 10 0 Batteries Treichel, Hendrickson (2) and Masi; Voiselle and Kluttz. At West Palm Beach. Fla. R. H. E. Boston N) 001 100 200 4 7 2 Phila. (At 400 002 O0 6 9 1 Batteries Marchildon, Beese (41. Berry (7) and Rosar; cooper, wngnt 17 and Hofferth. At Lakeland. Fla. R. H. E. N Y. A '-B" 000 000 1001 4 1 Detroit A) "B" 321 000 00 6 7 1 Batteries Byrne. Moore (4). Haag (8) and Drescher: Trout and Richards. At Sarasota. Fla. .R. H. E. New York (A )..... 012 000 0036 - 6 0 Boston (A) 000 000 112 4 7 1 Batteries Page, Lyons 8). Wade (9) and Niarhos; Dobson, Bagby (7) and Wagner. At Miami Beach, Fla. R H. E. Phila A 000 000 110 2 7 0 Phila. (N 010 100 01 3 7 O Batteries Harris and- Pruett; Schanz, Jursich (6) and Seminick, Epindel. At Orlando, Fla. R. H. E. Brooklyn (N) 000 003 200 5 6 3 Washington fA).. 000 001 101 3 8 2 Head, Casev 61 & Franks: Haefner, Hudson fi). Wilson (8) as Evans. At Deland, Fla. R. H. E. Washington (Ai.. 100 221 030 9 6 0 Indianapolis (AA). 300 300 000 6 10 5 Lefebvre. Ortez (6) & Madjeski: Hazel, Verdel (4), Shipman (7) & Brady. Riddle 7. At St. Petersburg. Fla. R. H. E. Detroit A1 000 000 030 3 6 2 St. Louis N 200 200 OOx 4 8 0 Bridges, Kretlow 6i Ac swift. Erauett; Lanier. Pollet (6) & Rice, Wilber. At Tampa. Fla. R. H. E. Cleveland A .... 030 000 000 3 72 Cincinnati N 000 100 15x 7 11 0 Feller. Reynolds (5 & Hayes; Varvder-meer, Andrews (6) & Lamanno. Second Game R. H. E. Cleveland A .... 030 300 000 6 6 1 Cincinnati (N) 002 002 021 7 11 4 PorrirV fltvn t Ficn ctat T JE Kviegel: Walters, Heuss'er (3), Wlttig (8), fcrirtcson o & warren. At Anaheim, Cat. R. H. E. Hollywood (PCL.. 020 000 201 5 9 3 St. Louis ' B" A. 000 010 200 3 0 1 Rescigno. Karlovlch 6) & Hill. McCen-nell 7); Pavlick, Perens (6). Mills (9) & Martin. At Los Angeles R. H. E. St. Louis fA) 050 000 000 5 8 2 Chicago N) 011 000 000 2 10 J Muucrief. Potter 5) A: Mancuso; Schmits, Wyse 4 & McCuUough. SOCCER RESULTS WEST PENN SEMI-FINAL Strassers 5 Losegos 2 PANHANDLE LEAGCE Moon Run 2 Beadiing ........ 1 Cecil 3 GIs 2 MON-TOIGH LEAGCE Gallatin 4 Keystone 1 LEWIS (PRO) CLP Erookhattan .... 3 N. Y. - Americans. 2 Bait. Amerks 5 Baltimore S. C 1 Brook. Hispanos. 3 Brook. Wanderers 2 Kearney Celts... 4 Kearney Amerks. 1 Phila. Amerks... 4 Phila. Nats 1 how ya doin'?" world. Played ss.-.- Carlson recalls, a punt. I picked it up and ran about 50 yards for what I thought was a touchdown. But I stepped out of bounds and we didn't score that time. W. & J. beat us, 13-10." End on Famous 1916 Team Doc Carlson and Pitt rolled through three strafght seasons with out a defeat,- winning 27 games in a row. He was an end on the famous 1916 eleven, generally rated the best ever produced in this section and capable of standing up with any ever proaucea anywiierc. He earned nine letters in his four years and was a basketball and baseball star, in addition to his gridiron exploits. He had one season of pro football with Cleveland in 1919. He also coached the Pitt freshman football teams. He began his tour of duty as the varsity floor coach in 1923. Next winter Doc Carlson opens his 25th campaign. ; One Unbeaten Season " Winning every basketball game during a season is a goal, all coaches strive for, few attain. It happened once to Red Carlson in 1927-28. His fond memories of that undefeated campaign still linger on. Those were the days of Charley Hyatt, tHe incomparable. The Pitt team won 21 straight games that year. The team averaged 48 points a game, which was indeed terrific in those days. The Panthers beat six Big Ten teams, and handed Dartmouth, Eastern League Champions, a 63 to 37 drubbing. Hyatt totaled 308 points. He collected 27 against Montana State. Hyatt Greatest Player "Naturally, I say Hyatt is the greatest basketball player I ever saw," Doc Carlson says. "He had the most deeply ingrained desire to play of anybody I ever met. Basketball was his whole life. Nothing else mattered. He would average 30-points a game today. I've never seen anybody - who could compare with him." The five players who carried the burden of that unbeaten season were Hyatt and Paul Zehfuss, forwards; Gyp Wunderlich, center; Sykes, Reed and Stanley Wrobleski, guards. It was Hyatt and the Pitt team of 1928 who provided Carlson with the greatest thrill he's had in sports. Greatest Thrill "Notre Dame had us licked by nine points at the end of the half," Carlson related, "but .we managed to catch up. Hyatt tossed the winning field goal in the last few seconds. It was the only time Pitt was ahead during the game. The finish was something to see. Men cried, women fainted and I felt a warm spot on the top of my head-somebody was kissing my bald pate!" . . Doc Carlson is qualified to talk of both football and basketball. He rates the 1916 Pitt team as the best he ever played en. He picks Notre Dame of 1930 as the finest he ever watched. "The best football backs I saw were George McLaren of our teams and Gibby Welch .and Marshall Goldberg of later eras," he declares. "That McLaren was a wonder. He was certainly the most useful player we had. Thernhill Best Lineman "Tiny Thornhill is the best lineman I've seen. He saved me more than any other player when I missed an assignment. What Tiny missed McLaren picked up!" Carlson feels the smartest basket ball Dlaver he ever coached was Sykes Reed, the best set shoti'Stan' Wrobleski and the best aU-round player and most useful, was Don Smith.. The most satisfaction he ever got out of winning came the season his Panthers beat Notre Dame twice in one year. "Notre Dame came here with 22 straight victories and we beat 'em. Then they had a record ' of 18 consecutive wins at South Bend and we went out there and beat 'em." Honors Cribbs and Birch The toughest piayer he's ever had at Pitt, offensively and defensively, was Claire Cribbs. To Paul Birch of Duquesrie goes the accolade as the best opposing player. This is high praise, indeed, considering the caliber of athletes the Panthers met down through the years. "The one game we lost that I Great Charley Hyatt and Mates Turned Trick in 1927-28 By LES BIEDERMAN Dr. Red Carlson Isn't a hard man to please. Long before his basketball seasons begin at Pitt, he piaster the walls of the dressing rooms with those tamillar eigns: "Win 'Em All." No matter how exacting the schedule or how inferior the material. Doe Carlson still plans on winning every game. Evrn if his Panthers lose the opener to spoil his motto, he Ktill tries to imbue his charges with the idea of winning the rest of "em. Nothing douses his-Indomitable fpirit. Doo Carlson not only is a legend at Pitt, but he's practically grown up with the University. He entered Pitt as a freshman in 1914 and has been there practically ever since. For which the University of Pittsburgh can count itself mighty fortunate. Director of Student Health Service Dr. Carlson, in addition Ao coaching the varsity basketball team, is the Director' of the Student Health Service. In this capacity he probably sees every student at least once during his stay at Skyscraper U. He's probably the most popular figure on the campus. He knows so many students that' he has a formula to remember them. He associates a boy with his home town and it isn't at all unusual for a lonesome student to have Doc Carlson come up behind him. find himself receiving a lusty slap on the back and Doc yelling, "Hy'a Connellsville," or "Hy'a Braddock, From the time Red Carlson's father and stepfather both were killed in mine accidents, Harold Clifford Carlson was determined to provide himself with a college education and make his way in the in One Losing Grid Game After graduating from Fayette City High School in 1911, Red Carlson enrolled at Belief onte Academy for two years, then moved on to Pitt in 1914 to firmly inscribe his name on the athletic and scholarship honor rolls. He played in one losing football game at Pitt during his four years. That happened in his first season. To this day, Red Carlson takes the blame for that defeat. "Ralph Young, now athletic director at Michigan State, was playing safety for W. & J. .that afternoon," and he fumbled Oar V. vt , fry ' " fX I -K-s :--';-.v':::: :::r::: w CHARLEY HYATT As a Pitt player. didn't feel so badly about," he says, was the last game that Dutch Hermann coached at Penn State in 1931. We had been strong friends for years and Pitt had a pretty good team that year. Penn State was just fair, , They beat us, 40 to 31, but everybody was Ijappy." Even after 24 years, 51-year-old Red Carlson still derives a vast amount of satisfaction out of mix ing with the kids. Source of Inspiration "It's been a constant source of inspiration," he relates. "I get a kick . out of taking these kids off the streets and watching them develop into gentlemen and making positive contributions to society." He still corresponds or sees al most every player who ever came under his tutelage. Doc Carlson is a past president of the Basketball Coaches' Assn. He's written textbooks on basket ball and he's generally accepted as one of the all-time greats of the game. Arguing with the officials is as much a part of a . coach's job as teaching the players. Here are two of the best stories they tell on Doc Carlson. Doc Gets Doused The Panthers were playing Ken tucky one night and the officiating wasn't to Carlson's liking. After the game he walked over to the of ficials and dumped a pile of extra uniforms and sweatshirts at their feet. "Here, take these," he shouted, "you've taken everything else from us." . And the officials did take the uniforms! . V One night in a game with West Virginia at Morgantown, Carlson kept pecking away at the officials, yelling, "That burns me up." Late in the game, he yelled it again. Just then a Mountaineer rooter dropped a bucket of water on his head, remarking, "That'll cool you off, Doc!" Huck Hartman Dies of Pneumonia SHARON, Pa., March 25 (UP) Pierre (Huck) Hartman, 25, center of the Youngstown Bears profes sional basketball team, died of pneumonia today in Buhl Hospital. A native of Salina, Pa., Hartman had an outstanding basketball career. He had played at New Kensington Hign School, Washington & Jefferson College and with the Pittsburgh Raiders. He is survived by his widow. Margaret McHugh Hartman; his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. R. Vincent Hartman, of New Kensington, and three brothers. Highland Hole in One Phil Stephenson sank his tee shot with a driver on the. 219-yard No. 18 hole at Highland Country Club yesterday while playing with E. E. Stack, W. J. Boyd and Walter Maloy. Baseball Meet Set The Bureau of Recreation Baseball League meets on Wednesday at 8 p. m., in Room 518, City-County BIdg. The league is open ' to boys under 18. Hank Gornicki, Geary Farmed To Hollywood Pirates Divide With White Sox By CHESTER L, SMITH The Press S ports Editor SAN DIEGO, Calif.. March 25 Huck .Geary, the, disappearing shortstop whose bizarre behavior in the past often made him a newspaper headliner, has' been optioned to the Hollywood Stars, Pirate General Manager Ray L. Kennedy announced today. With him went Pitcher Hank Gornicki. who reported back to the Bucs this winter after two years in service. The Stars now have four from Frankie Frisch's cast, all under 24-hour option, and at least twomore players are to be turned over to the Corsairs' Coast League farm within the next few weeks. 13 Others Headed for Farms Geary and . Gornicki went directly to Hollywood from San Bernardino, where they remained when camp was broken last week, along with 13 others who are also headed for various teams that are attached one way and another to Pittsburgh. After he had been bought from the Minneapolis Millers, during the 1942 season, Geary promptly turned out to be a wanderer. Twice before the year was out he was suspended for leaving the club and the same thing happened once in 1943. .Before he left, however, Huck won one game with a home run and another by stealing home when not even the coach at third knew he had it in mind. Cox Secures Shortstop Job In 1944 he was traded to the Phils for Babe Dahlgren, but refused to report and was placed on the voluntary retired list where he remained until he entered the Navy. To Frisch's surprise, it was an entirely different Geary who came to camp last month. He had settled down and no one worked harder, but with the shortfield securely in Billy Cox's hands, it was considered good judgment to send him where he could play regularly. The Pirates and White Sox will continue their series here today with the junior leaguers hoping for a reprieve from their long string of lickings, which today stood at six out of seven. Sailors See Bucs Win, 4-2 More than 5000 fans, the majority white-hatted gobs off the fleet, saw Ralph Kiner hit another home run, plus a single, yesterday as the Picaroons were downing the Pale Hose and 45-year-old Ted Lyons, 4 to 2. Lyons, who hasn't made up his mind whether to pitch or coach this year, gave up eight of the Bucs nine hits and all their runs in the five innings he was on the mound. His successor, Thornton Lee, wasn't bothered. Two hits, with an out sandwiched between, gave the Sox a point off Jim Hopper and they added the second tally an inning later with three singles at the expense of Ken Heintzelman. However, Ken got even by singling in what proved to be the winning run. Eddie Albosta did the chucking for the Frisches ovr the last three rounds and was able to keep the plate untarnished only because of a great stop by Jimmy Brown, which resulted in a force out, and Elbie Fletcher's leaping catch of Hal Trosky's liner, which produced un unassisted" double play. Sox Win After-Thought In a seven-mnlng game that was an after-thought on the part of the management and looked as though the players regarded it in the same light, the Sox won, 5-1, to gain some slight revenge. Orval Grove and Ed Lopat bettered Al Tate, Al Gerheauser and Jack Hallett on the hill, while the Pirate seconds threw in some weird fielding. Edson Bahr, Nick Strincevich and Aldon Wilkie were to pitch for the Corsairs this afternoon against Bill Dietrich and Earl Caldwell. CHET CHAT: When Babe Dahlgren" failed to put in an appearance Saturday, the rumor went out that he was headed for a Coast League Club, possibly San Diego, but it turned out he had been given per mission to stay on his ranch for a day. . . . Boss Frisch gustily denied any plan to ship Babe to the minors. Babe Dahlgren Billy Brandt won't pitch for at least a week or ten days. ". . . A line drive off Bill Baker's bat damaged a digit on his throwing hand yesterday. . . . Pete Coscarart and the Pirates were "as far apart as before" after a telephone conversation yesterday between "Bird Dog" and General Manager Kennedy, but the scuttlebutt on the team had it that Pete would be in line when the Bucs leave for El Centro tomorrow night. Bantam Bill Cox's blue plate special yesterday was in the form of a dazzling backhand pickup of Charley Biggs' smash in the third. . . . Cox couldn't recover in time to get the runner and it went for a nit, but he brought down the house just the same. BASKETBALL RESULTS NATIONAL WOMEN' S AA0 TOURNEY Des Moines AEB.50 Pittsburg. Kan... 14 Little Rock Pep.. 62 St. Joseph Weld.. 13 Dallas Hornets... 37 Omaha Ernies.... 8 Okmulgee, Okla..33 Westinghse, Pgh.17 Dallas 36 St. Joseph. Mo... 17 CATHOLIC YOUTH LEAGUE St. Joseph fVer.).38 St. Marys (Shbg.)25 St. Mary f Law.).. 46 Butler 40 Butler Jrs 41 St. Mary Jr 39 - PRO EXHIBITION New York.. ...... .54 Philadelphia 33 Fort Wayne 34 Oshkosh ...'0 INDEPENDENT Duquesne Amvets.67 Duquesne Comets. 42 Holy Family Inst. 35 Boho Community. 34 j V :T.it. Can't Stop Kiner Even on Strikeout SAN DIEGO. March 25 (Special) The White Sox are beginning to get panicky about Ralph Kiner. They can't keep the Pis' rates rocket rookie off the bases not even when he strikes out. When Kiner came to the plate, in the seventh inning yesterday with a 7 v-V Sj , home run and Ralph Kiner single to his credit, he fouled off the first two pitches by Thornton Lee, then swung at the third and missed. , But the ball got away fiom Catcher Mike Tresh and Kiner not only reached first but went to second when Tresh threw wild to Trosky. If anyone has a remedy for such a pest, the American Leaguers will be glad to pay a high price for it. Catholic Teams Deserve Honors North, St. Casimir Great in Victories North High of Troy Hill has re corded floor victories, but the Tro jans sparked by Captain Jimmy j Brennan, forward, and Dick Rau-luk, guard never turned in a more impressive uphill fight than in finishing ahead of Central Catholic in Allentown, 45-42, Saturday night. North was six points behind starting the final quarter. Then the determined Troy Hillers came down out of the clouds and, in eight remaining minutes, scored 14 points to become the new "A" State Catholic titlist. North students celebrated their victory with a special program in its auditorium this morning with such jubilation as never has been seen at the Troy Hill school. There were no sessions this afternoon. South Side St. Casimir, coached by Gus Krop, can feel justly proud in defeating Easton Catholic, 38-34, to retain the Catholic State "B" title for the second straight season. The Western Region has taken the "B" honor each of the four wars since this competition was started. Hornet-Barons Tickets on Sale Purchasers of season boxes and reserved seats for the Hornet games at The Gardens durine the 1945-46 season will have first call on those same seat locations for the hockev playoffs with Cleveland here Thurs day and Saturday. - . John H. Harris, owner of the Hornets, announced that these tickets would be held at The Gardens until noon tomorrow. After that time they will be offered for sale to the public. Tickets for the Cleveland series will be sold in two-game blocks. if the Barons win tomorrow in Cleveland and Thursday here, the Saturday tickets will 'be redeemed at the box office. One for Kenny! WHITE SOX. AB. R. H. P.' A. E. Moses, rf 4 n i i n n Kennedy, 3b 4 0 0 1 1 0 Wrieht. If 4 0 I 2 10 App! ng, ss 4 1 2 3 3 0 Trosky, lb 3 0 1 7 0 0 Tucker, cf 4 0 1 2 0 0 Bless. 2b 4 1 l s . n Pickey ,c .... 2 0 0 2 '" 0 0 Tresb. c 1 O O '1 1 2 Lyons, p 2 O 0 O 1 0 Lee, p 1 o 1. 0 0 1 Totals .....32 2 8 24 9 3 PIRATES. ABTll. H. P. A. E. Handley. 3b 4 0 0 0 10 Gionfrlddo, if 4 0 1 2 0 0 Kiner. cf 4 2 2 2 0 0 Elliott, rf 3 0 1 4 O O Fletcher, lb . 2 0 2 13 O O Cox, ss .3 1 0 2 2 0 Brown, 2b 4 1 1 0 4 O Camelli, c 4 0 1 4 1 0 Hopper, p .1 0 0 0 0 0 Heintzelman, p.... 1 0 1 0 10 Anderson O 0 0 O 0 0 Albosta, p 1 0 O '0 0 0 Totals 31 4 9 27 9 0 "Batted for Heintzelman in sixth. WHITE SOX 001 100 000 2 PIRATES 100 210 00 4 Runs batted In Fletcher. Moees. Tucker. Camelli. Heintzelman. Kiner. Two-base bit Brown. Home run Kiner. Stolen bases Gionfrlddo. Elliott. Sacrifice Cox. Double plays Biggs to Trosky: Fletcher (unassisted). Left on bases White Sox 6. Pirates 8. Base on balls Off Lyons 2. off Hopper 1. off Albosta 1. off Lee 2. Struck out ay Lyons i, oy nopper i, Dy Heintzelman 1. by Lee 2, by Albosta 1. Hits OSf Hopper, 2 in 3 innings; off Heintzelman, 3 in 3 innings: off Lee, 1 in 3 innings: off Lyons. 8 in 5 innings; off Albosta, 3 in 3 innings. Wild pitch Lyons. Winning pitcher Heintzelman. Losing pitcher Lyons. Umpires Conlan and Passarella. Time of game 1:57. PIRATES 100 000 0 1 5 2 WHITE SOX 021 020 5 8 2 Tate. Gerheauser J 4). Hallett 5 and Salkeld: Grove, Lopat (5) and Castino. Fernandez (5). TIME OUT - - - r y y B1XBY 1 I l J! 1 X y COMPANY T 7t" a 'So, Fenley! You had to have the afternoon off to visit a very sick relative, did you?" ... . . Showing Made Despite Lack Of Tall Crew Davies Men Meet Warren Tomorrow By PAUL KURTZ Some factional members of the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches are contending again that tall boys have too much power under the baskets. They want legislation to make the "sky-scraper" youngsters show more all-around ability. But coaches don't dispute that successful floor squads must have talented players to get their share. of the "good breaks." Such a title-inspiring basketball array is Homestead. High, coached by Chick Davies. and triumphant in all its games this season. Steelers Win 26 Straight The Steelmen, by capable play and then holding on through good fortune late in the struggle against Altoona Friday, show 26 consecu- , tive conquests. That's a lot of basketball, with still more to come. Ability to win the close contests brands a championship team. Yes, maybe a few breaks here and there, and a sprinkle of good luck to pull up the slack at times are needed. Hair-breadth decisions have been' credited to the Steelmen in their impressive victory string. Threa times Homestead has finished ahead by just two points. In WPIAL Section 6 rivalry, the Steelers defeated McKeesport, 31-29. and Duquesne, 38-36, and then took the important Western regional Homestead-Warren Tickets All Sold - Dwight Conner, Homestead High principal, announced today that no tickets will be available for the Homestead-Warren game at McKeesport Vocational High tomorrow night. All tickets have been sold. The gym seats 220O. test at Altoona, 29-27, in the Lions' backyard. In starting its season, Home-" stead won an exhibition tilt from Donora, last season's Class 'A state runnerup and WPIAL titlist, 33-30. Then came the sensational battle between these same teams in the WPIAL elimination series. Homestead finished ahead by only ; one point, 39-38,. when Bolek ofi Donora failed on an. easy setup shot all alone under the hoop in: the last second. That basket would have brushed aside the Steelers. That, my good friends, is sheer good fortune, but it all counts in the long run and makes basketball a blood-tingling sport. Not All Luck Homestead Just isn't lucky. It is a well-balanced team. The Steelmen have made shots count, showed a variety of Davies' special defense arrangements to- meet opponents' maneuvers and have done fairly well from the free throw line. That's important netting those charity opportunities. But Homestead showed signs of tiring in the last half against Altoona and, at times, carelessness which almost was costly. This prompted Coach Davies later, to comment "we're still battling to go . farther. Our boys have come a long way, the hard wayi and know how to play. But if I'm forced to make a couple of starting changes in the next lineup, because there hasn't been ' team-play the way I think it should have been,, these benchwarmers will be in there instead of a couple of regulars. We were careless Friday night, made too many errors and just managed to win." Warren Affords Hard Test Homestead:, aiming for victory No. 27, has another hard test with Warren High District 10 conqueror, for the PIAA Class A Western Regional championship at 8 p. m. tomorrow on the McKeesport Vocational High Court. Both teams held first round regional byes. Homestead squeezed by courageous Altoona. Warren demonstrated surprising form to eliminate Pittsburgh Allegheny, 38- 35, at Farrell. Scholastic interest also Is directed toward Convention Hall, Philadelphia, where tonight the undefeated Allentown Canaries and Radnor battle for the Eastern regional honor. These same teams clashed last season with Allentown winning and then defeating Donora for the "A" state championship. Allentown has won 43 games since last beaten and has taken 26 straight victories this season. -.: AndJack Berger

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