Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 5, 1929 · Page 23
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, November 5, 1929
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( - ,vw~* '* -*• tff J?- "•'^^ ' THE AIvTOONA MIKROR—TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1929 LEFTY O'DOUL'S HIGH SWAT AVERAGE LIKELY TO STAND Should Mark of .400 Stand aa Official It Will Be Highest In National League Since 1899 When Delehanty, Also of Phils Was High. By JOHN B. FOSTER. (Copyright, 1929, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—While President John Heydler of the National league hag not yet received the official batting figures for 1929, he thinks that the .400 ner centage that Is credited unofficially to Lefty O'Doul of the • Phillies, will statnd as the individual batting championship. Should this prove correct, O'Doul has done something that no other National league batter has done since 1899, in winning his first batting championship. It is true that Rogers Hornsby won the batting championship in 1922 with .401, but Hornsby won his first championship of the kind with .370 in 1920. Hornsby also batted .424 In- 1924 and .403 in 1925. Apart from that there has been no .400 batter from the time Ed (Delehanty also of the Phillies won the'honor in 1899 with a percentage of .408. Delehanty was one of the wickedest batters the National league ever developd. O'Doul's mark for 1929 is likly to stand because the boys have been keeping a very close check on Lefty since early in the season when it became apparent that he was a probably winner. In 1928 Hargraves of Cincinnati captured the National league batting championship with .353, a great fall( Ing off from the .403 of Hornsby in the 1 year before. In 1927, Paul Waner won •— the championship with some beautiful batting, but he did'not hit .400. His percentage was .380. Hornsby was again champion in 1928 with .387. With O'Doul winning this year with .400, the Phillies have the honor of having had two players win the batting championship with .400 or over during their first year with the team, Delehanty in 1899 and O'Doul thirty years later. In the American league, Lajole won the batting championship for the first time when he was with the Athletics with a percentage more than .400. He batted .405. Delehanty won a .battle championship in the American league with Washington and he is the only major player to have won the individual campionsKip in each big league. Ty Cobb batted .420 once and .410 another year, but the first time that he won the batting championship of the American league he it for .350. When Sisler won his first championship with the American league he batted .407.' Another year he batted .420 but he Is one of the few men who has carried off a championship in his first year with more than .400. Harry Heilmann batted .403 for Detroit In 1923 but the first time that Heilmann won the championship of the American league, he batted .394 for Detroit. .Chase, O'Doul and Heilmann represent Pacific coast batters. They have good hitters out that way and the major leagues have helped themselves to them very generously In the past but the bulk of batting championships have been won in the National lea,gue by eastern playera. Cobb won. the championship twelve times in the American league, which gives tho south a great showing in that organization. Lajoie, Cobb and .Heilmann, have absorbed much df the batting honors in the American league. In the days of the American Association, Jim O'Neill of St.. ,Louis was batting champion with a percentage of I .492 but that yeair Bases on^balls were k reckoned as base hits arid batters j*ielimbed high in per centage^ although most of them weren't making many mpre than the normal number of hits ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE IS PLANNING FOB HOME GAME WILL HELP McORAW. LORETTO, Nov. D.—After taking a 25 to 12 licking by St. Thomas college at Scranton on Saturday, the beaten, and disheartened crow of St. Francis gridders dragged home, arriving early Sunday morning. The breaks of the game at Scranton were worse than the weather, Coach Donohoe said, and It rained continuously during the contest. Donohoe declared a holiday today to give the boys time to rest up and "shake it off". Tomorrow there will be serious practice again and every effort will be made to bring the team into shape for the all-important game at St. Vincent's college on Saturday. Wilson, -the big tackle, was injured in the St. Thomas game and was taken out of play but will likely be ready for the St. Vincent's struggle, Salony, guard, is still on the injured list and there is no hope of his making the grade for the St.' Vincent's game, although it Is/possible that he may jilay the following Saturday. Interest in the St. Vincent's game is running high here and the St, Francis campus will be virtually deserted Saturday. The flrst "home game" of the season will be played on Saturday of next week' against the Fairmont State Teachers' college. This game will be staged at Cresaon. Requests for reserved seats have been coming in from alumni and the management wishes to announce that there will be no reserved seats but that all will be on the first- come-flrst-served basis. DAVE BANCftOFT Former Philadelphia and Brooklyn shortstop, recently released unconditionally, Binned a contract to coach anil act as assistant manager of the New York Giant*; Ban- nle wan with the Giants for some years prior to going to Philadelphia as, captain. Ho managed the Braves In 1924 to 1927. Ho takes the place of Bay Sclmlk. IZZY SCHWARTZ LOSES TITLE TO FRENCH BOXER IN TEN ROUNDS By FAIH PI-AY. (Copyright, 1929, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Eugene Huat annexed another title, that of the stnio flyweight championship, by winning In handy fashion over Izzy Schwartz In ten rounds. Huat failed to score a knockdown but had Izzy in bad shape several times. The French lad's power of the punch was sapped In the afternoon of the fight when he was forced to undergo a session in the steam-room in order to take off three quarters- of a pound. Huat has not felt well for the past week. The rainy weather brought on a chest cold and unable to train the mite took on extra weight which he was unable to take off for the official weighing in. Despite this handicap Huat punched Izzy all over the ring and beat the latter worse than he has In a long time. Schwartz made a bold attempt to pull the coals o'ut of the fire in the seventh with a spirited rally. Punched dizzy In a corner Schwartz came back lighting and drove off his belligerent foe until the bell rang. Badly sha,ken and weary at the end of the tenth round Schwartz walked groggily to his corner and then announced his retirement from the ring. Checking over the eight mites who appeared in ten round contests it looks as If Huat will be a pronounced favorite to cotne out on top. The rest of the lads sliowed nothing but a willing- to hop around and flail the air with meaningless swings and the crowd was disappointed. Two poor decisions marked the night of fistic entertainment and soured the fans. Ernie Peters was deprived of a just verdict over Ruby Bradley who was content to run away and counter when his opponent missed. Bradley was the smarter of the two but he did do enough effective work to earn the decision. This pair will not go far. Midget Wolgast outleaped and out- bounced Johnny McCoy and was handed a gift. McCoy outstabbed and beat him to the punch and the mystery as to how the Judges arrived at their verdict was not known to the fans who refused to-permit Black'BUI and Willie Davles to be announced. Willie Davles had one of his bad fights. He made the worst showing tho writer has ever seen him perform and Black Bill outslapped and out- mauled him for the award. There was no doubt about this one Davles could not get started and Bill swai'med all over Him. On Bill's showing he will not get far against the next opponent he faces unless it is Wolgast. If the latter would not try to ape Johnny Dundee and Indulge in useless hopping and airplane punching he could do better. The midget seems to think he Is in tho ring, to show the fans how many fancy steps he can do outside of a ballroom. ' Taking the lot as a whole Eugen* Huat is far and away the best. AMONG THE BOXKUS. NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Knute Hanl'«on, Danish heavyweight who boasts '*Hfi knockout victory over Phil Scott, / has been signed to meet Eleazer Bioux, of Canada, In a 10-round bout at Broadway arena, Brooklyn, Nov. NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Backers of Al Ridgeway, Jersey City featherweight, are endeavoring to arrange a bout between their favorite and Kid Chocolate, Cuban star, or Al Singer, New York. An offer of a $12,500 guarantee and,the privilege of 30 per cent of the gate receipts has been made for either of the stars to meet Ridgeway, who has won 06 of his 67 professional bouts. Now and then you come across a dispute in which both sides have strong arguments. Such seems to be the case in the current Army-Navy quarrel. The average innocent bystander nardly knows which side to step'in and slug with. . The Army takes the position that nobody else is kicking against Its eligibility rule, so why should the Military academy allow the Naval academy to tell it where to get off? Athletics for all Is the West Point standard. The Navy seems to take the stand that it does not care for pitched battles with some very, very experienced players, some of Whom have played at other colleges and universities for several year,? before matriculating at West Point. The Navy offered compromises, which the spokesmen for the Army deemed Attempts for parity rather than' eligibility. Army Is the smaller school in point of student numbers,, having about 1,200 to the Navy's 2,000. The Army takes the position that with the three-year rule it has now in force, about 300 plebes are excluded from football competition. To adopt the same rule as- the Navy would result In 44 pqr cent more of the Army students becoming ineligible, since that la thp number of students who enter West Point after they have attended colleges and universities., ... ,.. • .• Not "questioning the stand taken • by the Army, it does';seem as If the military authorities could bend back' a bit without suffering great indignity, Why not give the Navy's suggestion a trial? There are years and years ahead of both schools in which' helpful changes can be made if the three- year rule is found unsatisfactory. Major General' W. R. Smith, spokesman for the Army, told Rear 'Admiral Robison, conducting negotiations tor the Navy, that the admiral was asking "not eligibility, but parity. 1 ; But why should not the Army grant the dear old Navy parity, if that is all the Middles want? Surely the Military academy does not hold the Naval academy in any light that might be construed 'as fear! General Smith further says: "I am sure if the average army man were to express his thoughts ha would say, 'Bring on your 2,000 midshipmen, and our 1,200 West Point cadets will play them 11 at a time'." The general has spoken bravely, but he might have said even more courageous words. He might have said, "The Military academy weeks no advantage over the Navy, and It the Navy says so, the Military academy will walk on its hands and play the midshipmen." In one aspect the Army's attitude is not so dreadfullly opostollc, even though the school was exonerated by the Carnegie Foundation bulletin. Thus, if Yale, under Army rules, had a three-year military course > for university grads, Albin Booth could play for Old Eli for six years. , Or he could play for Yale three years and then go to West Point for his remaining three seasons. If the Army wants to play the Navy on even terms, to be brutally suggestive, why not give the Middies the break? BID YOU KNOW THAT— Sam Barry, who helps Howard Jones, jazz up those Trojans, won four championships for Knox college where he couched In 1919-1020. . . . In football, basketball, track and baseball. . . . Chicago was exonerated by the C. F., but the coach Is paying one of the player's expenses. HOLDS 1'IEIOHNG KEOORP. Nemo Leibold, present manager of the Columbus Senators in the Ameri- association, established a major league fielding record for outfielders in -024 with the mark of .991. He was '"ith Washington then. . _ ,_„ _ _ ___ >rade Your Old Tires i In On New II. S. rEEKLESS & ItOYAJU COKD.S SIGEL MOTOR CO. The Super Service Station 833-38 24th St. Dial 6118, Copley Clothes 1411 Eleventh Ave. that pain! Those terrible "rheumatic" pains! What agony they cause! One thing eases them all. Ask your doctor. Ask your druggist. Ask your friends. "SLOAN'S UNIMENT." Get A fresh bottle today, 35^. SLOAN'S U n i m e n t SPEAKING OF BY FRANK GETTY EASTERN ELEVENS HAVE HARD GAMES NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Eastern foot- all competition will get oft to nn oarly tart this week in the game here Tues- ay between Fdrdham university and Vest Virginia. This game has come to be something f an almost annual election day fca- ure in New York. West Virginia has ad an unhappy season. The Moun- aineers lost to Davis Elkins and to 'itt, and wore tied by Duqtiesno. Fordam has fared better. The Rams worn ed by Davis Elklns for the only blot n their record, Four of the eastern giants have In- ersectional games this week. Harvard. avlng won over Florida Saturday, will o to Ann Arbor and play Michigan. ne of tho western. conference teams, "ale, beaten by the uncertain Georgia cam In the game played at Athens, 3a., will nwet another southern team, taryland, at Now Haven on Saturday. Army, in its last test against a top ntcrsectlonal rival, is to piny Illinois t Urbana. N. Y. U. will try to beat Georgia at the Yankee stadium hero and thus save some of the wreckage of u. poor campaign. The other contests of the week do ot cause gasps by the fans of around his area. Columbia will meet Colgate ere and may lose. Fordham will have is second game of the week, meeting 3oston college here Saturday. Prlnca- on and Lehlgh are on the books at rinceton. Dartmouth plays Brown at 'rovldence. Navy and Georgetown ar» cheduled at Annapolis. Among the other games of this Saturday are: Penn vs. Penn State at 'hUadelphla, Rutgers Vs. Lafayette at Easton, W. and J. vs. Pitt at Pitts- urgh, Holy Cross vs. Boston U. at Varcester, Williams vs. Wesleyan at tlddletown, Buckriell vs. Vlllanova at 3cranton, Syracuse vs. Niagara at Syracuse, and Cornell vs. Western Re- erve at Ithaca, Overemphasis and Allile It is unfortunate that the four authors of the Carnegie report on college athletics are not regular attendants at Yale Bowl. ' It would be enlightening to hear these gentlemen deplore overemphasis upon the individual player in football, while watching little Albie Booth in action. In fairness to every player on a football team who does his share to win, it usually to learn backwards in describing the part in the team's victory played by the star upon whom attention . fs concentrated. Frequently, weekly, in fact, the individual player is exploited beyond the due proportion of his contribution. But what are you going to do in the case of Albie Booth? Even his own coach and severest critic, Mai Stevens, had to admit that Albie Inspired tho entire Yale team in the glorious, unexpected . victory over the Army. Booth wasn't merely a player who got a break and won the game. There's more to this little cuss than just his football ability. There's something about himHhat gets you, even if you do believe in the bogy of overemphasis. Exploitation frequently spoils promising young boys, the Carnegie quartet pointed out. It hasn't spoiled Albie Booth. For one thing, if he were susceptible, he would have gone down for the third time beneath the waves of applause long ere this. '-Here is a youngster whose powers of concentration arej^o exceptional that •he can go right on Studying while his praises are being sung by a houseful What's it all about, Dr. Savage? .... . It's Paul Stagg. . . . Al Lassman says all he got out of collego football was being crippled for life. . . .Oh, yes, and two broken legs. ... Laasrnan had a scholarship and made five megs a week working ten hours for the university. . . . Maxey Rosenblilm, named as one of the four contenders for the lightweight title, goes shopping for gas buggies whenever he has a few G's ahead. BOSCH >IO of admirers, and Booth gets exceptionally good marks in his studies. Maybe Carnegie's college castigators and explain It. The Individual and the Gate. The Foundation's report gave Yale a clean bill of health as far as subsidizing athletes was concerned. It Is taken for granted that the authorities at New Haven do not counte- ance the exploitation of any Individual scholar for the sake of Increasing gate receipts at Yale Bowl. Yet see what happened last week and learn how frequently an investigating committee may leap to tho wrong conclusion. Albie Booth entered the YalerArmy game on October 26 and, whatever else he did, turned victory Yale's way, Just when It seemed headed in quite the opposite direction. The young- man played inspired, sensational football. Probably he never will quite as well again. Now if Albie hadn't done this, there would have been about 60,000 persons at the game the following week. As it was, Yale Bowl was sold out for the Dartmouth game, because everyone wanted a look at Albie. There was case where the exploitation of an individual player meant more than $100,000 in cash to his alma mater. Yale didn't do it. The poor sports writers couldn't help themselves. Albie didn't mean any harm. The publi should be censured for its indecent in terest in the Individual, but you throw the first stone. engineered to SCREEN-GRID TUBES Back of the handsome Wtlnut Veneered sliding door* in De Luxe Cabinet is the tuning dial and simple control of Bosch Screen-Grid Radio and the dynamic type speaker. The tone leader and value pace-maker In radio today. — Price, less tubes, |240. It will pay yon to hear "The Best in Radio" before selecting any receiver. / Altoona Leather Store "Outfitter* to the Sportsmen" 1509 llth Ave. Dola way's, Inc. Out Rate Clothing Store— Men's & Hoys llth Ave. & 15th St. On the Corner Headquarters for Hunting Coats, Pants, Caps, Hats, Socks, Vests, John Rich & Bros, all wool of Woolrich, Pa. All kinds Dry-Back Hunting. Coats, Pants, Breeches, Hats, Caps, Dry-Back back or your money back. Jack Rabbit Hunting Coats and Pants of St. Louis, Mo. Every garment guaranteed or a new one free. Overcoat and Top Coat Sale. $19.50 All Wool fl»-| ft OK Top Coat J&-LU.UD $24.00 Medium flfl "I OK Weight O'Coat «P±i.£f*> Young Fellows Top CJCJ &K Coats, 15 to 19 years.. «P*J»O*J Men's All Wool Suits, yil.85 Boys' Long Pants <BfT KA Suits, 111.95 to *P * «tJV Boys' 4-Piece O>A QK Suits, $9.50, $8.1)5 tpt.CFtJ Boys' O'Couts, 2',i fl»O OK to 8 years, 73u to tpO.CJcf Boys' Corduroy Suits -. Hunting Pants, fl»-g OK $7.05 to JUi.SIO Hunting Coats, "• B5 ;.. $3.95 O'Goofty rises to remark that some of tlin lily white college football teams never get beyond the status of da.rk horses. For All-America center: Claude Hughes, center of the Navy, who found tho time and opportunity In a game the other day to smear both his opponent and the umpire. The knockdown , of the umpire, of course, was purely accidental. There is still sweetness and light in the world. Wait until you hear of some of John McGraw'» trades. They called him the Wildcat, but when ho met Mickey Walker he didn't quite come up to scratch. These night football games ought to give the players grand opportunities to see stars. Interference is a. great help In football, hut not when it emanates from the profs. Barton Cooper of Aiameda, Calif., is blind, but plays golf. Not so unusual, at that. John Rich Hunting a»f* OK. 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Wednesday, Business men noon-day volleyball, 12 to 2 p. m. Railroad basketball, 7 to 10 p, m. Varsity volleyball, 7.1G p. m. Thursday. "Y" community bowling league, 7 p. m, Thursday, Nov. 7—Phalanx vs. First United Brethren. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 5.—Several changes In the Navy's llneUp were ex-* pected to be made by Head Coach Bill Ingram when the Middles lineup against Georgetown here Saturday. The failure of the Navy win a big game this season has not disheartened the coaches or players. HANOVER, N. H., Nov. 5.—Al Marsters and Len Clark, Dartmouth back- flold aces are confined to the collego infirmary as a result of injuries sustained In the Yale game. Neither will play against Brown Saturday. No varsity football practice Is scheduled until Wednesday. Auto Accessory and Radio Supply Sale ZIP AUTO & RADIO SUPPLY CO. 1514 llth Ave. Altnona, Fa Open Every Evening TON TRUCKS AT I,OW RATES ALTOONA DRIVE YOURSELF COMPANY 1020 Orecn Ave. Phone 2-3200 RULES ADOPTED, TO DIRECT WRESTLING FAIR PLAY (Copyright, 1929, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—The National Boxing association has decided to take over wrestling in the states holding membership in that organization with a view towards clearing up the status of the titular claimants in the various classes of tliat sport. In various sections of the nation wrestling draws better than boxing and as the N. B. A. ig essentially an organization designed to uphold and 'osier the best interests of professional sports, wrestling comes under their urlsdictton. Stanley M. Isaacs, president of the N. B. A., in a letter to the writer says: "As you no doubt are aware, wrestling .s in a chaotic condition throughout the land. There are wrestling cham- pfons of every kind and description Postered In every locality. "I have appointed Paul Prehn chairman of this committee, not only be- :ause of his ability and experience (Prehn was the middleweight champion of the A. E. F. and wrestling instructor at the University of Illinois for a num- aer of years), but also because he will lie a. free agent unhindered by other duties or activities in the- athletic world. "Tho purpose of the committee is six-fold: "1. How many states authorize and permit the sport and to what extent is tho sport regulated by law. '2. To draw up a set of rules of the game, which will be standard tot all members of the N. B. A., ' "3. To prepare uniform contracts Ana specify what constitutes adequate supervision. "4. To prepare registration arid identification of wrestlers in a manner similar to that of boxers. "5. The establishment of Weights and classes. "6. To investigate charges and couii* ter charges of the so-called wrestling groups in different parts of the country, to the end that bona-flde wrestling champions shall be recognized by th« N. B. A." The National Boxing association and its chairman, Paul Prehn, have tackled a thankless though worthy task. M they can bring order out of chaos in the wrestling game they will desery* the thanks of the fans who pay their good money and are treated to hippodrome affairs. See and Hear the New VICTOR—RADIO AT WOLF'S 1501.03 llth Ave, —Slip "Seat Cover Sale"— Coach and Sedan $2.98 Coupe ' $1.98 Victor's ADTO AND Iflll llth Ave. RADIO STORE 1008 8th Ave. For Men Who Want a Better Cigar When you have a craving for a cigar just a little richer, fuller flavored, milder—when you want aromatic smoothness and mellowness—then get a MARSHALL FIELD CIGAli PENLO CIGAR COMPANY PHILADELPHIA-PA- OVERCOATS Advance showing of the heavier weight overcoats for this season . . . 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