The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 14, 1944 · Page 15
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Detroit Tigers Favorite in A. L. Pennant Battle By JACK CUDDY United Freu Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—Despite the torrid four-city fight for the American League pennant, it is little less than amazing that so many baseball writers and fans should be roo'ting for a Detroit victory because of Steve O'Neill's personality. In this tight pennant struggle among New York, Detroit, St. Louis and Boston, one would expect to find plenty of criticism of the manager of the most dangerous club—burly Steve O'Neill, pilot of the Detroit Tigers. * But there is no criticism of O'Neill, who reminds us of the late Louis Wolheim, portrayer of the toughest of all characters in the movies about rlG years ago. Regardless of the betting, there Is the hope in the heart of many a baseball writer that the Tigers will win the flag and bring to O'Neill his first American League championship. Not that the other managers ere unpopular—Joe McCarthy of the Yanks is one of the grandest guys ever to pilot a club, but he has won plenty of buntings. And Luke Sewell of the Browns is given recognition for taking a second-division club far beyond the spot for which it was destined. Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox, who won a pennant in his younger days with Washington, is sympathized with because of hla too- many contributions of key players to the services—like Pitcher Tex Hughson and Infielder Bobby Doerr. O'Neill is the peoples' "cherce" because he is the same guy now who was an active performer in the minor and major leagues for 32 years. Regardless of what happened to him—as first string catcher for Cleveland from 1911 to 1924—he still has the savvy and personality of a pennant-winning manager. The writers in every American League city like him because he is thorough in good baseball. In New York, for example, Jim McCulley of the Daily News wrote a column laud- Ing O'Neill to the skies. And Dan Parker of the New York Daily Mirror agreed, for once, and praised Steve's efforts. Both Parker and McCulley, who might be expected to be typing the praises of McCarty, emphasized Steve's spot in the baseball sun— as one of four brothers who made good in the major leagues. The three brothers were Catcher Jack, who performed from 1902 and 1906 with the Cardinals, Cubs and Braves; Pitcher Mike, who worked with the Cards and Reds from 1902 to 1907, and Jim, shortstop for the Washington Senators from 1920 to 1923. O'Neill broke Into organized ball in 1910 — 34 years ago at Elmira, N. Y. He hasn't participated in a world series since 1920 when he caught for the only Cleveland team ever to win the flag. He and Tris Speaker, etc., licked the Dodgers that year. He managed the Cleveland club from August, 1935, to the 1937 season, and never understood why he was ruled out of Cleveland, "cemetery of managers," to make way for ill-fated Oscar Vltt. Ho drifted down into the minors where his ability and personality won him a berth as Detroit manager in November, 1942. Major Leaguers Play All 1944 Year NEW YORK, Sept. 14. UP)— Fit- 'teen major leaguers, including Catchers Kay Mueller of Cincinnati and Frankie Hayes of the Philadelphia Athletics, have appeared in every one of their teams' games during the 1944 major league season. Cincinnati tops the list with four in Woody Williams, Frank McCormick, Eddie Miller and Mueller. Other National "iron men" are Augle Galan of Brooklyn, Tommy Holmes of Boston, Phil Cavarretta and Don Johnson of Chicago, Ray Sanders of St. Louis and Babe Dahlgren of Pittsburgh. Nick Etten and George Stirnweiss of New York head an American delegation of five that includes Roy Schalk of Chicago. Mickey Rocco of Cleveland and Hayes. Yankees Sign Brooklyn Gridmen BOSTON, Sept. 14. (UR)—Center Dale Carmody of Southern California, and Halfback Courtney Driscoll of Marshall College, both purchased from the Brooklyn Tigers, were added to the roster of the Boston Yankees today. Carmody, one of the outstanding pivot men on the west coast last season, recently received a discharge from the marines. Driscoll, who was a schoolboy sensation at his home in Richmond, Va., was a triple threat baekfield man at the Huntington, W. Va., college. HOW THEY STAND PACIFIC COA8T J.KAGUE Team— Won Lnat I,os Angeles !>!> OS Portland 85 78 Sun Francisco 84 79 Seal lie S3 SI Oakland _ 82 81 Hollywood _ _... 80 84 Sacramento 74 !'0 San Diego 71 92 Yesterday'* Kcucill* Los Anftelea, 8-4: Sealtle, 6-3. San Francisco. 6: San DieKO, 4. Oakland, 2; Portland, 1. Sacramento. 6; Hollywood, 1. Ciamen Toniiht Seattle at Los Angeles, Hollywood at Sacramento. San Francisco at San Diego. How Serin gland Los Angeleij, 4t Seattle. 1. Hollywood. 1; Sacramento, 1. Oakland, 2; Portland, 0. San Francisco, 2; Snn Dleso. 0. Tuesday Nliht'n RniiiUi Seattle, 3; Los Angeles, 1. Hollywood. 6: Sacramento, 4. Oakland. 4: Portland. 2. San Francieco, 2; San Diego, 1. 'IYt. .67(1 .6^1 .515 .BOO .603 AMERICAN M2AGUE Pet. .555 .651 .(H7 .633 .474 .460 13 .460 13 .420 18 V& 1 3 It Team — ^ Won Lost New York .................... 76 61 Detroit ............ _ ........ 75 61 St. Loula _ ................ _ 75 62 Hoston ........... --------- 7.1 64 Cleveland ...._ ..... ---- 66 72 Philadelphia ........... ..... 64 75 Chicago ..... ______________ 63 74 Washington ................ 58 80 •Games behind leader. dime* Today No games scheduled. JiATIOXAL LEAGUE Team — Won Lost Pot. f St. Louis — ..... _ ........... 95 41 .6HB Pittsburgh - ..... _ ......... 81 64 .600 13 '/a Cincinnati _ .................. 74 58 .661 19 Chicago .................. ---- 61 71 .462 32 New York ................ - 61 72 .459 32Vi Boston ................. ------ 65 79 .419 39 Brooklyn ...................... 55 80 .407 39 H Philadelphia .............. 62 79 .397 40 Vi *Games behind leader. Yesterday'! Result* Cincinnati, 4-2; Chicago. 3-6. Pittsburgh, 7-10; St. Louis, 3-5. Philadelphia at New York (postponed, rain). ACTRESS Amwer to Previo** fame HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured screen actress 11 Mountain crest 12 Protective . covering 13 Dry 14 West Indian shrub 17 Rubber trees 19 Footed vase 20 Stage plays 22 Column 23 Knight of the Elephant (ab.) 24 Suffix 25 Behold! 27 From 28 Cognomen 30 God of love 32 Beverage 33 Clamp 34 Judge 35 Female deer (Pi.) 37 Exist 38 Of the thing 39 Half-em 40 Us 42 Conclusion 44 Mend 49 Novel 50 Czar 52 Huge 53 Native of Poland 54 Roman .magistrate ' 56 Enlist 68 Native ol Rome ,59 Satellite! VERTICAL 1 Unproductive 2 Ireland 3 Scatter 4 Size of shot 5 12 months 6 Roosevelt's dog 7 Symbol for • iridium 8 Ostrich-like bird 9 Sprawl 10 Fears 13 Bird 15 Symbol for sodium 16 I am (contr.) 18 Female saint (ab.) 20 One who ha* 43 Pedestal part sleeping 45 Level visions 46 Father 21 Slim 47 She is best 24 Prince known a 26 Constellation comedienne 29 Dined 48 Newspaper 31 Open (contr.) paragraph 34 More solid 49 Midday 36 Becomes 51 Edge swollen 53 Golf teacher 37 Wager 55 Musical note 41 Female sheep 57 Negative Tailored to Order YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF STYLE A CLOTH OUR VARIITY IS LARGE OUR QUALITY IS HIGH OUR PRICI IS LOW You Con Hove later DeHveiy On An Onfer F/oeed Now SATISFACTION OUAUNTIfO •35 '45 '55 Wtlll's MM s Store JEFF CltAVATH. coach of the University of Southern California Trojans, is finding it difficult to replace his first string football players as fast as the armed forces takes them. GRID BRIEFS By United Frens LOS AXGKLES, Sept. 14.— Coach Jeff Cravath today shifted .Doug MacLachlin from right to left end on his Trojan squad to replace Dudley Wright, recently ordered to active duty with'the army air corps. Added to the baekfield roster was Bob Hanley, son of JJick llanley, former grid great and present cuach of the Kl Toro Marine eleven. SPORTS TROUT TAMES WILD MAN BERRY IN HEADLINE THRILLERATSTRELICH GENTLEMAN McSHAIN SUBDUES WAGNER IN THE SECOND MAIN EVENT AT ARENA HORREL DISSATISFIED IX)S ANGELES, Sept. 14.—Coach Babe Jlorrol today said he was dissatisfied with tho defensive play of the University of California at Los Angeles Bruin charges after the U team gave them all kinds of trouble in practice yesterday. Tho varsity managed to win the hour-long scrimmage by two touchdowns, but only after Lyle. Palmer of tho B squad mixed them up on several occasions with his spot passing. OREGON STAR TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL SEATTLE, Sept. 14. (UP)—Johnny Austin, former University of Oregon halfback, will bolster the weak right end of the Seattle Bombers' line in their American Professionel League game with the Hollywood Rangers tomorrow night, Coach Karl (Dutch) Clark announced today. V. C. QUARTERBACK 1'RAISKD FOIl PASSING BERKELEY, Sept. 14. (UP)—Quar- terback'Jim Muir took the spotlight in University of California "T" formation passing' drill yesterday. Coach Stub Allison praised Muir for his passing and George Quist for his ball packing. COLLEGE OF PACIFIC TO MEET AIR CORP FAIRFIELD, Calif., Sept. 14. <UR) The Skymasters from Fairfield-Sul- sun Army Air Base were set today for their opening football game, tomorrow night against College of the Pacific at Stockton. Coach Private First Class John Giaunoni, former St. Mary's Gael, will present a well- balanced team of veterans and younfesters. Steve Strclich's wrestling fans s.iw the \ViIdman .Red Berry tamed very nicely last night by his worthy opponent Dick Trout, in a two-out- throe fall to the finish series, highlighting tho evening as tho main event. The first fall 1 went to lied Berry in lO-.oS, when he very cleverly subdued Trout in a ivy twist. This bold was applied so quickly that fans all over the arena were asking their neighbors to find out what had happened. When the bell for the second round sounded Berry was hcsilating on whether to take his bottle of drinking water with him to end Trout by bouncing it off his head or merely to fill his mouth with the water and squirt it in his eyes in order to blind him so he could apply a victorious hold. Deciding on the latter method the Wild man was fooled, because Trout must have had eyes in the back of his head, no soner had Berry taken his stance in the middle of the ring when Trout let go will) an opened hand punch to Berry's stomach and the water squirted harmlessly to the mat. Not particularly caring for Berry's tactics, Trout speedily caught his rival in a half Boston crab, ending the fall in 4:15, The wrestlers had one fall apiece and the third round went along pretty evenly for both men. when all of a sudden Trout hoisted Berry onto his shoulders applying the airplane spin, then letting his dizzy victim down to the mat he finished him off with a swift sock to the jaw. Trout captured the fall in 3:L'l and won the bout. Fairness Nol Practiced Gentleman Danny AtcShain didn't quite live up to his title last night when he met George Wagner in the second main event. McShain, playing just a little too rough and not too much on the fair side to suit fans, won a booing two-out-of-three fall bout over Wagner. The first round went to Wagner with the fans cheering him on as, he gave McShain plenty of rough treatment. Wagner took the first fall in 10:'23 with a series of drop kicks, then clinching it with a Wagner special. Despite the yelling opposition from the crowd. McShain came back quickly in the second round to down Wagner with the key lock hold and he took the fall in 7:OS. In the last NO DELAY FACTORY-CONTROUED RECAPPING * LOAN YOU TIRES WHILE .WE RECAP YOURS FIRESTONE STORES Twenty-fourth and Chester 1027 Baker Street Business and Professional GUIDE Pnont Mill for Monthly Ritas ACCOUNTANTS JOHN W, CULLITON PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Ineom. 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Tho actual contest was won by Colevnun because of the unnecessary roughness on the part of Leone when he caught Keferee 1'at O'Bvien on tho chin clowning him to the. mat. The bout was called in 17:4-1. Believing he was robbed Leont s wouldn't bulge from the ring, that is, until the referee and Coleman decided to use a little persuasive met hod. This convinced "Leone that he should leave, hut not that he was wrong, because within less than (!0 seconds he was back and had to be escorted out this time by Steve Sire- lien himself. The curtain-raiser featured Mike Xazarian ami Hilly Mcl'Hien. in a wrestling thriller, which finally ended in a draw after the l.'0-minute limit was up. Xa/arian, not having too much respect for fair play, was taught a good lesson when MrlSuen became provoked at his ways and sent. Nazarian to the mat four consecutive times with powerful hip throws. The despaired Nazarian spent most of his time crawling for tho ropes and safety. ANGELS WALLOP RAINIERS ME The bat I In for fourth place ami .1 spot in the post-season 1'acific ('oast league playoffs was hot tod.iy as tho re-crowned champion Los An- tides Angels walloped Seattle twic", tvii and 4-::, to drop the IJainler^ within half a game of the Oakland Acorns. victorious over Portland. L'-l. Sari Francisco took- undisputed pnsst'ssioii of third, one game behind the second place Beavers, by defeating San Diego, fi--t. Sacramento dealt Hollywood's playoff hopes a heavy blow, banging the Twin Us around, (i-1, to leave them still three games behind Seattle. The pennant - winning Angels smasher! out six home runs in their douMoheader win over Seattle, two by i!ip Kussell, and one by Johnny Mooie. that overcame a .~ run Rainier li>ud in the opener, and <>ne earh by .Inhnnv Ostrowskl. Ted .Vnrhert and Hilly Sarnl in the nightcap. Don Osboru and George Cornelias were tho winning hurlers. 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