The Tribune from Coshocton, Ohio on August 16, 1941 · 6
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The Tribune from Coshocton, Ohio · 6

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Saturday, August 16, 1941
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The Tribune Sports johnny Vander Meer In Fine Form as Reds Defeat Chicaso Cubs Williams Continues Dazzling .408 Pace to Lead Major Leaguers Hopp Moves Into National League Lead As Reiser Slumps 12 Points NEW YORK All the National league's top hitters slumped last week and Johnny Hopp, speedy outfielder of the St. Louis Cardinals, emerged to lead the averages including games played Thursday. Hopp, who also plays first base for the Red Birds when Johnny Mize isn't around, now paces the senior FACE 2 COSHOCTON ,01110, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 16, 1941 PAGE 2 Yankee Outfield Great, But Old-Timers Stick to Hooper, Speaker and Lewis Redlegs Go Into Third-Place Tie With Idle Pirates; Cleveland Thumped Ml. . . HI. IMI. It.,. .III... .I..U.1.I.....I...PP...H...I - ., ,ii in circuit with an average of .332, seven points below his last week's mark which then was good for a runner-up spot behind Pete Reiser of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Reiser is in second place because Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox retained his amazing .408 average to lead the American league. Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators holds the runner-up spot with .367 while Joe DiMaggio is third with .362. Mike Ryba, relief hurler for the Boston Red Sox, leads the American league pitchers with a record of seven victories and two defeats. Howard Krist of the Cardinals still tops the National loop with cine triumphs and no losses. Leaders in other departments follow: Runs (A) DiMaggio. Yankees, 111; N) Hack, Cubs, 80. Hits (A) DiMaggio, Yankees, 169; (X), Moore, Cardinals, 138. Doubles (A) DiMaggio, Yankees, 36; (N) Reiser, Dodgers, 33. Triples (A) Travis, Senators, and Heath, Indians, 12; (N) Hopp and Slaughter, Cardinals, 9, Homers (A) Keller, Yankees 29; Camilli, Dodgers, 23. Runs batted in (A) DiMaggio, Yankees, 112; (N) Mize, Cardinals, 87. Stolen Bases (A) Case, Senators, 19; (N) Frey, Reds, 13. The five leading hitters in each league follow: AMERICAN (j AH. K II RBIPCT William. B. 101 326 97 133 84 .408 Travis, W. ..106 428 71 157 78 367 DiMaggio. T. 118 467 111 169 112 .362 8ietrt, P. ..100 385 S3 132 CuU'btne SL 106 355 64 121 NATIONAL Hopp, St. L. 90 274 61 9! Reiser, B. . . 64 366 79 120 Etten, Phila. 104 372 55 121 Mize, St. L. 92 352 84 114 Conney, B. . 9 1 342 38 110 66 .343 77 ,314 33 .332 47 .328 (SB .325 87 ,324 21 .322 Semi-Pro Joust Opens With Bang WICHITA, Kan The seventh national semi-pro baseball congress the sandlotters world series opened last night with accessories, umpires and beauty queens that would have diverted the eyes of a Brooklynite from the Dodgers. The umpires were dressed like Esquire illustrations. The beauty queens, who paraded before the first game, were dressed in bathing suits. - t .... Microphones popped up at home plate to broadcast arguments between players and umpires over the public address system. The score board was neon-lighted. The press box was air-cooled, and One-Eyed Connelly, the famous gate crasher guarded the pass gate. George Sisler, high commissioner of the congress, ruled out a radio beam device to call strikes and balls on grounds that it might cause dissatisfaction with the umpires. The scene was Lawrence stadium, a $200,000 plant built by the city of Wichita to house the congress. Thirty-two teams from 27 states are entered this year and it probably will take two weeks to decide which is champion, because each team must lose two games before it is eliminated. The honor of winning the opening game went to the home town nine, the Stearman Trainors, who make airplanes when they aren't playing ball. They defeated the Stillwater, Okla-, Boomers, 8 to 4. In the other game played last night, the Northrop, Cal., Bombers defeated the Milwaukee, Wis., Faulks, 7 to 0. r o i t Hi.- ANN SOTHERN "Ringside Maisie" And GENE AUTRY "Wyoming Sunset" SIN., MON. & TIES. Harold Bell Wright's "SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS" IN TECHNICOLOR LU:ikflrfliil ENDS TODAY Hurry, Charlie, Hurry Robinhood Of Pecos SIN. & MON. RUBY KEELER HARRIET I OZZIE HIIIJARD js NELSON SWEETHEART OF THE CAMPUS ALSO BOB STEELE fiKFAT TRAIN ROP.RFRY ot rua l-point slump to Columbus Goes West 8 Games In Front of AA BY UNITED PRESS The league-leading Columbus Red Birds started on a crucial 24-game road trip today that will carry them into seven cities in 16 days before they return home Labor day. The Red Birds, who now lead the league by eight full games, have yet to demonstrate their sup. eriority over each of their seven rivals. In 53 games played against Toledo, Indianapolis and Milwaukee, the Birds have won 40 but against the top three challengers they have dropped 27 decisions while winning 25. The Birds were to meet the Mudhens tonight at Toledo in the first of several double headers scheduled for them on the road. Columbus won its ninth straight game and its 14th triumph in 17 starts last night when Red Barrett blanked St. Paul, 3 to 0, on four hits before 15,625 bargain night fans. Milwaukee, the cellar team, took an 8 to 7 decision from Kan sas City in 10 innings, after trailing eight innings and tying the score in the ninth, Mickey Haefner pitched a six- hitter as Minneapolis, shut out Toledo, 7 to 0. As a result of the win, Mineapolis moved into third place, one percentage point over Louisville. Louis ville and Indianapolis were idle. Sam Snead Leads In Rochester Go ROCHESTER, N. Y. Sam Snead had a two-stroke edge today as the field went out over the long and narrow Oak Hill Country club course on the second round of the $5,000 Rochester Times-Union open golf championship. Opposite Sam's name on the scoreboards was a neat 67 three strokes under par which he scored in yesterday's opening round while most of his brother professionals were floundering around in rain which drenched the course most of the day. Two strokes off the pace was Frank Cornmisso, profesisonal at the Irondequoit Country club here. He was the only man besides Snead to better par on the first round. The only par equallers were Open Champion Craig Wood and Augie Nordone of Syracuse. Ben Hogan, the favorite, had a 72, along with Paul Runyan, Jimmy Thomson and Lloyd Mangrum. At 71 were Ted Kroll, Ky Laffoon, Gene Kunes and Denny Shute. Cincinnati Legion Team Wins Opener CINCINNATI Cincinnati Bent- ley Post attempted to make it two straight over the Flint, Mich., nine in the Junior American Legion regional tournament today and advance to the semi-finals next 'week at Charlotte, N. C. Cincinnati defeated the Flint team yesterday, 6 to 3, altho out-, hit, 10 to 8. It is a best two out of I three series with a double header ; scheduled for today if Flint should even the series in the first game. Swap Still on PITTSBURGH President William Benswanger of the Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that the Joe Bowman-Oral Hilde-brand swap with St. Paul of the American Association is still on. Benswanger said he received a telegram from Lou McKenna, business manager of the St. Paul team, confirming the player-for-player trade of the two pitchers. McKenna said Bowman had been sent to Kansas City to see a doctor about the sore arm of which he had been complaining and Hildebrand had been put on the club's suspended list for not reporting to the Pirates. DEMOCRATIC ABOUT IT NEW YORK Danny Litwhiler of the Phillies slammed a home run at the Polo Grounds to become first player to connect foi circuit in every National League park this season. i , aIv": ' - f jZ"rrv - J . A r Charley Keller Joe DiMaggio Tom Henrich I y 't I W'pmmm . yrpw Q Ruth, Combs and Meusel Weren't Bad By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK A lot of Johnny-Come-Latelys are ranting about the current Yankee outfield Henrich, DiMaggio and Keller being the greatest of all time. But mighty few old-timers hold still for anything like that. They continue to string with the immortal Red Sox trio of 1910-15 Hooper, Speaker and Lewis. Indeed, not a few critics and addicts rate the previous out standing Yankee outfield Ruth, Combs and Meusel current one. ahead of the But when you discuss outfield combinations, the talk never fails to drift back to Hooper, Speaker and Lewis. And the consensus is that Joe DiMaggio alone of the present setup can be ranked with Harry Hooper, Tristram, Speaker and George Edward Lewis. Hooper, Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis played the outfield like an infielder plays the infield. Speaker played the shortest Ft. Wayne Shooter Wins at Vandalia VANDALIA E. L, Hawkins, red-haired night club operator of Ft. Wayne, Ind., today held the first title in the 42nd annual Grand American trapshoot program. Hawkins tied with A. F. Jones of Thief River Falls yesterday aft er breaking 100 targets in a row in the opening 16-yard event, and then won the title decided by a flip of a coin. Approximately 200 shooters participated in the opening day's events. Another preliminary of shooting was scheduled for today with the Vandalia open handicap and world championship open 16-yard event set for tomorrow. The "grand" title will be decided Friday. Elmer Riddle Choice Of Cincinnati CINCINNATI Deadlocked with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a battle for third place, the Cincinnati Reds sent Elmer Riddle to the mound today after his 13th win of the year as they met the Chicago Cubs in the second of a four-game series. Johnny Vaiuler Meer's 3 to 1 victory over the Cubs yesterday moved the Redlegs into" tie with the Pirates, who were rained out ii: their game with the St. Louis Cardinals. Vern Olsen, who has 'won nine and lost six for the Cubs so far this season, opposed Ri'ddic. Leading Hitters AMERICAN LEAGUE I'tH.vrr and Club U AB H H Pot. Wlllaras, R. Sox. 102 328. 97.133 .405 Travis. Wash. .,107 j3I 72 158 .367 DiMaggio. N. Y...118 467 111 169 .366 NATION Al LKAGl'7 Hopp, St. Louis.. 90 274 61 91 .322 Kflser, Brook. . . 94 366 Etten, Phila 104 372 HO.MF.RINS eKller. Yank-es ...... DiMaggio, Yankee";;"". 79 120 .328 55 121 325 .......29 27 Ill RUNS DiMaggio, Yankees Bolle. Yankees ...7..,,., Rl AS BATTED IN DiMaggio. Yankees ...... Keller, Yankees . . 99 .112 .106 HITS' DiMaggio. Yankees 169 Travist Senators .... ...158 ' , fTT r.Vvil DiMag Alone i 7 1 ?J II In This Setup Duffy Lewis Tris center f ield in the history of the game. Consequently, he robbed batters of more hits than any oth" er miaaie garaener. rie maue more diving catches ol liners tnan any oiner nyi-naber, iu wcm back for balls so well that they called him Death. OUTFIELDERS FLAY TOO IJEEI 0 1 EAKIK Hooper and Lewis came close to matching Speaker in fielding. Lewis so frequently scaled an embankment in left field at old Fenway Park to make seemingly impossible catches that it became known as Duffy's Knoll. Where most of the better throw- ing retrievers bounce their pegs to the plate, Hooper, Speaker and Lewis threw strikes on a line. They threw out the fastest run- ners attempting to score form sec- TODAY'S S PORTikPARADE. By HARRY FERGUSON NEW YORK Scattered paragraphs containing scattered thots: i A brisk argument is now under way over what was the longest hole in one ever shot. William A. Greene, a New York advertising man, made a 340-yard ace the other day at Rye, N. Y., and almost everybody was ready to concede it was the longest on record. Today, however, T. Fred Goldsmith writes this department that in 1929 he got an ace on a 365-yard hole at the Stamford-in-the-Catskill course. What was your greatest thrill in baseball department Carl Hubbell: "Striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, Al Sim mons and Joe Cronln in that order in the first and second innings of the 1934 all-star game. They were all great hitters and I guess I never will forget that game." Gabby Hartnett: "I guess the home run I hit against Pittsburgh in 1938. It gave my team, the Cubs, the ball game by the final score of 6 to 5. It put us ip first place by half a point. We went on from there to win the pennant.' Best crack of the week depart ment The fans at a game between Albuquerque and Bisbee of the Arizona-Texas league were complaining about the umpiring, according to Charles Modesette in the Sporting News. 'You're rotten," a fan yelled at the plate umpire, "You don't even know the baseball rules," Another fan replied: "How do you expect him to? They dont print 'em ia Braille." Lou Nova was in dead earnest about that beard he grew in Maine, and wanted to wear it down at Pompton Lakes, N. J., where he sets up his training camp on Monday. Ray Carlen, his manager, sent positive orders for him to have it cut off before arriving in New York. Nova went into a Boston barbershop and told Speaker Harry Hooper ond on base hits. Tyrus Raymond Cobb, daddy of base-runners, took no liberties wnen ine pan was mi io mem. Tom Henrich had 10 assists last year, DiMaggio and Charley Kel- ler five each. , g k cDeaker had ag many as 35 in one campaign, Hooper 30 and Lewis 29. Speaker is the only center field- er who ever made two unasissted double plays in one game. The Gray Eagle argues that even with the lively ball the outfielders of today play much too deep . . . that too many hits drop in front of them. He contends that even with the jackrabbit sphere any fly inside the park should be caught. Hooper, Speaker and Lewis hit a dead ball which remained 'em 'take it off." They not only removed his beard, but gave him a crew haircut such as the Harvard boys wear. It left him looking a bit peeled, but very tough. Marvin Ehannon of Fort Worth, Tex., a blind golfer, has challenged for the blind championship of the United States. The present titlcholder is Clint Russell of Duluth, who defeated Dr. W. H. M. Oxeham of England three years ago. Pesent plans are to play the match on Aug. 24 at j Duluth, Minn. Alsab Favorite in Rich Washington Race CHICAGO Backed by ballyhoo almost unparalleled for a colt of his background, Al Sabbath's Alsab goes postward an overwhelming favorite today to win Washington park's $20,000 added futurity from a field of 10 other probable starters. In a few short weeks, this stretch-running son of Good Goods has earned 50 times his $700 purchase price and after five straight stake victories all won in the Whirlaway manner he has been tabbed as most likely of the two-year-o'd class to succeed in next season's prized three year old stakes. j in the game until it was fouled out of the yard. Pitchers doctored this ball with every known substance Yet there were more good hitters in those days than there are now. LINE DRIVE HITTERS WHO THREW SAME WAY Hooper's batting averages did not compare with those of the amazing Speaker and Lewis were the lowest of the three. stai Lewis batted in the cleanup siot and was regarded as the more dangerous of the three in a clutch. Walter Perry Johnson, a terror to right-handed batters in his prime, candidly admitted Lewis was the swatter he most dreaded to face when hits meant runs Hooper, Speaker and Lewis were line drive hitters who threw the same way, Tom Henrich, Joe DiMaggio and King Kong Keller are no slouches, but members of the Old Guard in sist they are still waiting for a better threesome than Harry Hooper, Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis to come along. Trojan Mentor After Line Coach LOS ANGELES Justin M. (Sam) Barry, new head football coach at the University of South-em California, today sought a line coach to round out his staff. Barry, selected yesterday to succeed the late Howard Jones, did not name a candidate for the job vacated by Jeff Cravath, former line coach who is now head coach at the University of San Francisco, but he indicated another ex-Trojan probably would get the job. His present aides, Bob McNeish, varsity backfield coach; Julie Be-scoes, varsity end coach, and Gaius Shaver, in charge of the Freshman squad, are all U. S. C. graduates, as is Cravath. Barry is head coach of basketball and baseball at U. S. C. William O. Hunter, director of athletics, said Barry would probably coach in all three sports this year. Barry, 49, came to Southern California in 1929 from the University of Iowa, where he assisted Jones in football from 1922 to 1924. Hank May Ask Release DETROIT Corp. Hank Green-berg, the Detroit Tigers' $55,000-a-year outfielder probably will apply for release from the army if the bill for dismissal of selectees over 28 years old become law, the United Press learned authoritative ly today. X. Y. V. HAS TALEXT NEW YORK Seventeen varsity lettermen and a like number of freshmen numeral winners are available for football service at New York University. SOFTBALL TONIGHT AT ROSCOE Art Works vs. Raiders AT 8 P. M. Dover vs. Regulars 9:15 P. M. Truss will pitch By GEORGE KIRKSEY NEW YORK Johnny Vander Meer, who hai known the heights and the depths in his major league career, has been giving convincing evidence recently that he has just about conquered his chief bugaboo wildness and is about to blossom forth as the National league's foremost southpaw. After his two successive no-run, no-hit games in 1938, Vander Meer went down fast. He struggled thru the 1939 season, playing an obscure role in Cincinnati's championship. His record that season was five victories and nine defeats. He was even worse in 1940, finally getting so bad he couldn't even get the ball close to the plate. The Reds sent him to Indianapolis to cure his wildness. He won six games and lost four at Indianapolis, and finished up I veloning control. This season he's the year with the Reds, winning three out of four. One of his victories was the pennant-clinching game. But he was still far away from winning a regular job on the Reds' staff. But thru all his trouble Vander Meer toiled, long and hard, de- White Sox Jinx Continues For Al Smith CCHICAGO Al Smith of the Cleveland Indians has the Chicago White Sox to blame for a poor year. . The veteran southpaw has firfd his slants against the White Sox six times this season and five times he has gone down to defeat. His only win over the Sox was a 2 to 0 effort in his first start against them, the third day of the season. Smith tried again last night to overcome the White Sox jinx but failed as Buck Ross held the Tribe to seven hits for a 5 to 2 victory that moved his team to within two games of the second-place Indians. Smith now has won eight and lost 10. Jim Bagby, shooting for his ninth victory, started for the skidding Indians today in the second of the three-game series. Johnny Rigney also was after his ninth triumph as he took the hill for the White Sox. Smith pitched shutout ball for five innings last night but the Chi-Sox touched him for two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to force him to give way to Clint Brown. The Indians scored a run in the fourth on singles by Jeff Heath and Hal Trosky and Soup Camp bell's double. The Tribe scored its second tally in the eighth. Manager Roger Peckingpaugh of the Indians was chased from the game by Umpire Cal' Hubbard for protesting a decision in the sev enth inning. A crowd of 34,879 saw the night game. Buckeye Gridders Really Take to Air RANDOLPH FIELD, TEX. four former Ohio State university athletes were among the 28 Ohio army aviation cadets who were graduated today from Randolph field. Three of the former Buckeye stars were football players Don Scott of Canton, Eino Sarkkinen of Fairport Harbor and William Nosker of Columbus. The fourth member was Jack Ledford of Co lumbus, varsity swimmer. A total of 315 students was graduated. They now will begin the final training that will earn them the wings of a second lieutenant. League Result: Tiffin 16, Findlay 8. Fremont 2, Mansfield 1. Lima at Fostoria, wet grounds. 1VIU WA TU STARTS TODAY LLOYD NOLAN MARJORIE WEAVER IX "Michael Shayne Private Detective" AND JOHNNY DOWNS JUNE LANG IN RED HEAD" TOXIGHT WAYNE MARTIN LAKE PARK ADM. Zoc been good and bad. Came August and he really hit his stride. In beating the Cubs yesterday 3-1, Vander Meer won his 12th game of the season and his fourth straight. -y In his last four games Vandy has allowed just one run per game and in t;hree of them has had superb control. One of his big feats was striking out Mize, Slaughter and Brown of the Cards in succession on 10 pitched balls with the bases loaded. Vander Meer's last four games show: Date Tea in Score lilts outs Walks Aug. 1 Braves 5-1 8 7 3 Aug. 6 Cards 5-18 0 7 Aug. 10 Cards 3-17 2 3 Aug. 15 Cubs 3-1 6 8 3 Vander Meer's triumph yester day enabled the Reds to move into a third place tie with the idle Pirates. Only run made off him was Lou Stringer's homer in the first inning. After the second inning he allowed only two hits. Frank McCormick's homer tied the score and Jimmy Gleeson's homer proved the winner. Vallie Eaves, Cub rookie, ' allowed only five hits but four of them figured in the scoring. The Senators trimmed the Red Sox, 6-3, in a game halted after 7 innings by rain. Manager Joe Cronia protested the game on the grounds that the Washington club was negligent in covering the field after play was suspended. Alex Carrasquel, th e ancient Latin, scored his sixth straight triumph despite the fact that the Red Sox got off to a 3-0 lead. The Cleveland Indians lost a 5-2 decision to the Chicago White Sox in a night game that left them 18 games behind the idle Yankees, A game and a half in front of Boston and two ahead of Chicago. Manager Roger Peckinpaugh of the Indians was banished in the seventh inning for protesting Umpire Cal Hubbard's decision awarding a double to Taft Wright after the latter fell over Hal Trosky at first. The umpire charged Troskey with interference. The White Sox had two big innings two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh. Campbell drove in two runs with a double in the sixth and two more were scored on Solters', double in the seventh. Al Smith was the losing pitcher, being driven from the mound in the seventh. The St. Louis Browns, scoring a 6-1 night game victory over the Detroit Tigers, climbed to within half a game of the seventh place Washington Senators. Yesterday's hero Johnny Vander Meer, "comeback kid" of the Cincinnati Reds, who pitched his 12th straight victory of the season and fourth straight. After tfc Gem Follow Mm Font o ftto oir-cofidttionoo! VOGUE ROOM Goto Floor Show Dancing Nvr A Covor Chora SUX. EVE. SHIVLEY YATES ADM. 23c Washington Senators MOX., AUGUST 18th

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