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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, July 17, 1948
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Managers Come-Managers Go * * * * * * * * . * * * * * * Wholesale N. L Shakeup: Durocher to Giants as Ott Resigns, Shotton Back; Phils Fire Chaptnan Surprise Deals Effective Now Gotham Turmoil as Shotton to Brooklyn Mason City Glub*-G»»eU«, Mason City, la. July 16, 1948 Cleveland Wins 2 From A's LEO DUROCHER —New Giant Boss MEL OTT —Shoved Upstairs Trio of Tilts on Maroon Club Weekend at Roosevelt Field A triple weekend of baseball is in store for patrons at Roosevelt field when, the Dubuque White Sox, municipal league leaders in the river city, and the Waterloo Junior Legion teams visit Mason City. Dubuque, brings a team mixed with veterans and youngsters to play the Mason City Legionnaires in an 8:30 p. m., clash Saturday night and a 2:30 p. m. engagement Sunday. First Playoff The Waterloo Juniors will face Mason City's Junior Legion in the all-important inter-district playoffs, in the first game of the 2 Sunday, beginning at 1 p. m. This is the first of a best 2 out of 3 series and it is expected that both clubs will shoot the works in an effort to land in the state tournament. rpi-rt u:~ 1—— J ,..:ii i— « ~u~*. -LIlc u-Lg w ccrvcilLA will uc d \~nai — ity series for the Maroon club, athletic organization of Holy Family high school. Father Ivan Boyd has succeeded Father Edward Riley as athletic director for the Maroon organization and Carl (Cuz) Ottavi will again be athletic coach at the northside school. Ottavi at 2nd Ottavi is directing recreation xvork in Dubuque this summer and plays 2nd base for the White Sox. He is known as the daddy of the team and is its fastest base runner. At 5-foot 5-inches and 125- pourtds, he's the smallest member of the nine. Leading pitcher for the Sox has been Tommy Breitbach who had a year of pro ball in the Ohio State league and later played 2 years of service bail in Manila. He's considered one of the outstanding hurlers in the territory. Bud Ross, another Sox hurler and Loras college athletic star, was lost recently when he signed with the Chicago White Sox artd joined their Waterloo farm team in the Three- I league. Cal Callahan, a long-ball hitter, has handled the backstop duties. In the infield with Ottavi have been Merle Mathis, a 200-pound firstsacker; Shortstop Bob Schlueter, leadoff man who played with Janesville, Wis. one year, and Jimmy Kieffer at 3rd, one of the club's promising newcomers. Loats in Outfield The team's outfielders have been Bud Loats, a Belmond native who has been an all-around athlete at Dubuque -university; Ab Eberhardt, a speedy leftfielder, and TOMMY BREITBACH Ray Braun, 180-pounder with speed. Leo Schlueter, veteran Dubuque baseball player and former star of the old Dubuque White Sox, manages the team. Outstanding wins have been 3-2 over Mickey Owens' Humboldt outfit and 14-3 from the Dubuque Elks, current challengers in the municipal league. Waterloo Has Power The Mason City Junior Legion team has trapped Waterloo 'in 3 regular season contests but the batting punch of the Blackhawk crew is well-respected here. Harold Neighbors, the team's top slugger, is belting the ball at a .520 clip and the whole team is rattling along at .319. A 2nd Junior playoff game will be held at Waterloo Thursday at 2 p. m., and if a 3rd is needed, the clubs will flip for the site. New York—Three National eague baseball clubs signed new managers Friday in the most sensational burst of shakeups in the history of the game. Within the space oi" 3 hours, these were the developments: Mel Ott resigned as manager of the Giants. Leo Durocher quit the Dodgers to replace Ott. Burt Shotton was appointed manager of the Dodgers. Ben Chapman was released as manager of the Phillies. Allen "Dusty" Cooke was appointed to replace Chapman temporarily. The Ott resignation and Durocher appointment came first, announced in the New York offices of the Giants. A few moments later in Cincinnati Branch Rickey revealed Shotton's appointment, and then came the bulletin from Philadelphia — Chapman out and Cooke in. The Ott-Durocher-Shotton deal was a big surprise, although the groundwork was laid. But the Chapman angle came without even the forewarning of a rumor. Shotton was due in from St. Paul in time to manage the Dodgers for their game with the Keels Friday afternoon. Shotton piloted the Dodgers to the National league pennant last year when Durocher was under suspension from Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler. Leo Denies Firing Durocher, natty in a gray- checked suit, denied that he had been fired by the Dodgers and said: "I was not dismissed. I resigned and I feel great about it. The Giants have a great club, and I Braves Take Full 6 Game Senior Lead By RALPH RODENT Associated Press Sports Writer New York—It's Bill Veeck's turn to laugh now. Old Satchel Paige has contributed an important win to the Cleveland Indians' pennant Junior Legion Nicks Austin 2-1 for 2nd Straight Night drive. When Veeck, Tribe president, signed the ageless Negro pitcher to his first major league contract on July 7, some observers said it was just another of Veeck's stunts to keep the turnstiles humming in the forest city. But Paige, who has played for and against some of the greatest names in baseball, is demonstrating that he still has some stuff in his right arm which critics allege is anywhere from 39 to 50 years old. Helps Lemon Paige shuffled out of the bullpen in Philadelphia's Shibe park Thursday night in the 2nd game BURT SHOTTON —Bums Pilot Again BEN CHAPMAN —Out at Philly Legionnaires Lose Loop Lead in 2-7 Battle With Bancroft The Boxscore MASON CITY—1 AH IS. Ilenely, 2b 5 G. DiMarco, 3b I IlLin chard, ss 3 limns. Ib •! narracks, rf i! Fleming, c -I lloguc, I/ -1 Lloyd, cf I Fredricks, p :< Totals «3 BANCROFT—2 Ali Uudding, If -1 John Murray, Jb 1 Devine, ss . 'I "W. Menkc, 2b :i •T. Mcnkc, cf 1 Froelile, c ...-....,,.. :t Joe Murray, 'Jb :t liccker, rf :t Stcir, |i ,. U R 0 O I) 0 0 n o i o 1 R 0 n (i i i i) i) (i it n ro 1 1 II FO I u (1 1 1 1 2 0 * WINNEBAGO LEAGUE STANDINGS W. L. Tct. Spencer 5 1 .833 Mason City 5 2 .714 Bancroft 2 4 .333 istherville 0 5 .000 n i i o Totals HI ^ 7 Score by innings: MASON CITY ... 000 000 100—1 BANCROFT (HO 100 01)x—Errors, Devine. Stcir, Henely; runs halted In, W. Mcnkc. Frcddicks; -J base lilt, J. Mcnke: iiomcrun. W. Mcnke; double ptays, Steir to W. Menke to John Murray; left on bases. Mason City 7, Bancroft ~; bases on balls, off Fredricks 2, Stcir 2; strikeouts, by Sleir 11, Fredricks J: passed ball, Froehle; umpires, Garman. Cage, Bait; time, 1:3!>. — York Giant front office. His new title was not announced. Stoneham's statement said: "As of Friday, Mel Ott has resigned as manager of the New York Giants. "Leo Durocher has been appointed to succeed him, and will assume command of the Giants in Pittsburgh Friday night. I^ad Full Consent "The negotiations leading to the appointment of Durocher were conducted with the full consent of the Brooklyn club and with the Ken Keltner Dutch Leonard By RICK MEREDITH Globe-Gazette Sports Writer Bancroft—Over here in. the Lions den, the Mason City Legionnaires got a 2-1 jolt which knocked them off the top rung of the Winnebago league Thursday night as Bancroft, behind Red Steir's effective chucking, pleased a home crowd of 1,300 in this diamond metropolis of 1,000. Steir wheeled his fast one by the Mason City crew for 11 strikeouts arid received excellent support afield while hooking up in a good pitching duel with Big Mully Fredricks. Get G Hits Stcir scattered 6 single. Fredricks gave only 7 hits. But one was a homerun. ball to 34 year old Walt Menke, the Lions troublesome of a twilight-night doubleheader against the 2nd place Athletics and gained credit for an 8-5 Cleveland victory. The triumph enabled the Indians, who \voii the first game 6-1 behind the 4-hit pitching of Steve Gromck, to increase their 1st place margin over the Athletics to 2A games. Paige, who hurled 2 scoreless innings against St. Louis in his big time debut last Friday night, relieved Starter Bob Lemon in the 6th and snuffed out a Philadelphia's rally that brought the A's to within a run of a tie. The Indians scored once in the 7th to take a 5-3 lead but the A's came back and tied it up when Hank Majeski cuffed one of Paige's slants for a 2-run homer. But after that Paige applied the brakes. Keltner Homers Ken Keltner quickly put Cleveland ahead again by hammering By HOBERT DUNQAN, JR. Sports Writer The Mason City Junior Legion shaded Austin 2-1, on RooseveH diamond Thursday night in a brilliant pitcher's duel as Mason City collected but 3 hits from the offerings of Ken Combs and big Chuck Murr granted but a single infield hit. Murr issued 2 free passes, retired 12 opposing batsmen via the strikeout route, and didn't allow a ball to be hit out of the infield in recording this pitching masterpiece. One in First Mason City scored a run in the 1st frame that loomed increasingly important as both pitchers unfurled near perfect games in the remaining innings. Leadoff man Dick Colloton worked a free pass, advanced to 3rd on Dick Hubbard's misplay, and scored as catcher Eugene Leif's throw went into left field. Neither club was capable of fashioning a semblance of a threat in the next 4 innings as Ray Holder's single in the bottom half of the 4th inning constituted the initial base hit of the ball game for either club. Bennett Doubles Mason City tallied their 2nd and winning marker in the 6th inning. Bernard Bennett led off with a resounding double, moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on a long outfield by Leo Chimbidis. Austin scored their lone marker in the top of the 7th inning. Roy Baumgartner gained 1st on Bud Berger's miscue and advanced a notch on Dick Shipe's free pass. Dave Weiss colec-ted the 1st Austin safety by grounding to deep short, sending Baumgartner to 3rd from where lie.scored on Murr's balk. Leif struck out and Murr forced Hubbard to hit into an infield retirement to end the game. This triumph marks the 2nd 1 run Mason City conquest over Austin in as many days, after the 2 clubs had battled to tie games in their 2 previous encounters this season. * * BERNARD BENNETT —Cracks Double The Boxscore AUSTIN—1 Bauirigarlner, ~b Judi], rf Shipe. Jb Weiss, ss Leif, c Hubbard, 3b ... Combs, j> Alt Nelson, cf Gates, If Totals MASON CITY— -1 13. Colloton, .ss ........ Herger, :tb Murr, p . . Bennett, c Chimbidis. tb Holder, If J. Collotnn, '.ib Wright, rf Carlson, cf A1J B 1 tl II 0 n 0 0 0 II I R 1 0 0 1 0 o o ii 0 II PO A 0 I) o i o n o o o '•>, fel i 18 8 II PO A (I u u 12 8 0 1 II 0 2 3 21 —-_—- | his 21st homer of the year in the 8 tli inning and Larry Doby clinched the decision, for the cun- fan Resigns Too Peekskill, N. Y., (/P)—Charles approval of Ford Frick, president . _ i-i _.*i__ 11 . r\f •f'Vi ft "r\Tn 4-i /~\Y\ ii 1 rt*-» n't i a AMATEUR MAY WIN Goshen, N. Y., (ff) —Harrison Hoyt of Bethel, Conn., may become the only amateur reinsman ever to win the famed Hamble- tonian, Kentucky Derby for trotting horses. Hoyt's Demon Hanover is rated one of the favorites to cop the .$60,000 chase here Aug. 11. • MEET YOUR FRIENDS at the Federal Cigar Store The Coolest Place in Town! New Air-Conditioning . . . Ticker-Tape Brings AH League Bali Games . . . day or night. Afso other sports results. "YOUR BUSINESS IS APPRECIATED" 119 SO. FEDERAL MIKE MOORE, Mgr. Cheflo is known as the most ardent supporter of the New York Giants in this area, having attended games in the Polo Grounds at every opportunity for the past 25 years. Told Friday that Leo Durocher had succeeded Mel Ott as manager he said: "Brother, I am through. Ill never enter the Polo Grounds again." know the players pretty well. 1 cannot say anything about any changes as yet until after I talk things over with Mel." President Horace Stoneham said that he and Ott, who had been highly criticized recently for the fall of the Giants, hardest hitting club in baseball, had been discussing the club for the last 10 days and possible changes. Stoneham said Durocher's contract, reported to call for a salary of approximately $60,000 a year, had been taken up and would be extended through 1949. Ott's contract runs through the 1950 season and will be continued, Stoneham said. Long Distance Moving Made Easy THE MAYFLOWER WAY For Complete Details on Moving, Storage, Packing or Crating Problems CALL 4000 Mason City Warehouse Corp, Although first reports said that the managerial swap was made in St. Louis at the all-star game, Stoneham said the entire deal was arranged since 1 p. m., Thursday. He said he called Rickey then and was given permission to approach Durocher. At 11:45 p. m. Thursday Durocher told Rickey he wanted to resign. Durocher took over as manager of the Dodgers in 1939, but did not serve last season. Instead, he sat out a year's suspension from baseball while the elderly Shot-: ton managed the club to a National league pennant. Ott's Giants were 4th in- the National league Friday and slipping badly. Durocher's Dodgers were 5lh, and climbing fast after a poor start. Previous Reports There had been reports that Rickey was ready to fire Durocher, but that he relented in the face of a 6-game winning streak, and 8 victories in the last 10 games. "Durocher will assume command of the Giants in Pittsburgh Friday night," President Stoneham announced. The Giant owner said that the negotiations had been conducted with the full consent of the Brooklyn club, and with the approval of National league President Ford Frick. Ott to Front Office Olt will be retained in the New of the National league. "President Horace Stoneham wishes to express his deep personal regret at Ott's departure from the Polo Grounds. However, he is happy to announce that Friday's action does not sever an association between the Giants and Mel Ott that has already extended over a quarter of a century. Upon his return from a vacation, Ott will take over a place in the club's office organization." The Phillies office said that its action was made in St. Louis where the Phils currently are meeting the St. Louis Cardinals. Cooke Was Yank Cooke, assigned to the role of "temporary manager" was coach of the team this year. The former New York Yankee outfielder sen' ed as trainer for the Phils i. i 1947. Executives of the Phillies were not available for a statement. An office spokesman said only that "Chapman was released in St. Louis and Cooke is taking over temporarily." Club officials 'were said to be enroute from St. Louis. The Phils office could not elaborate on any reason for Chapman's dismissal. The spokesman said the officer had contacted St. Louis, that the release was official and that Chapman was "out." The 4th National League managerial turnover of the clay broko with suddenness after the resignation of Mel Ott, the transfer of. Leo Durocher to New York and that of Burt Shotton to Brooklyn. Chapman Had Troubles Chapman was in and out of the good graces of the fans since the fiery southerner brought the club home in 5th place in 1946. The Phils slumped to a tic for 7th last year. Last February, President Bob Carpenter took over the general managership of the team following the death of Herb Pennock. He announced that Chapman, George Earnshaw and he would be the Phils' board of office strategy. BATTING AVERAGES Peewce Day, who's been commuting from Davenport to play with the Legionnaires on weekends, has assumed batting leadership after 18 games. Peewec is hitting at a .459 clip while Fats Day holds 2nd, though he's been inactive since receiving a broken jaw in the first Fort Dodge game. Fats is camped at .414. Paul Bruns, first sacker, has boosted his mark to .381 and Catcher Bob Barracks has made a big comeback to haul his average from .164 to .241. K1U Ave. ning Paige by banging a homer in the 9th. The twin setbacks cut the A's margin over the 3rd place New York Yankees to one percentage point as the world champions beat Bob llencly- . «us IMMarco lllniichartl AB Tit H5 II!) ;n F. l>a> Barracks M Uruns <;" Dallas :W Duncan 0 Ray Henely I'clcrsou ..., P. Day Ebner Al DiMarco II. iO i:: n Fredricks . Kornbauni Diaz Jen-ell ... Lloyd ... R. !5 111 l.i JO 25 II i; i i i ll H . I8S .•If.!) .'Ml .'.(HI .«oo .111 .100 the St. Louis Browns, 4-2, in a night tilt at New York. Red Sox Roll The up and coming Boston Red Sox took a day-night doubleheader from the Detroit Tigers, 13-3 and '3-1, at Boston. Jack Kramer coasted to his 8lh straight victory in the day affair. At Washington, Rae Scarbor- right now." ough hurled the Senators to a 4-1 7-hit conquest over the last place Chicago White Sox. The Boston Braves pulled 6 games ahead of the runner-up Pittsburgh Pirates in the National Lesnevich and Louis Match "Groundwork" New York, (U.R)—The New York Daily Mirror Friday reported that Boxing Promoter Mike Jacobs was trying to "lay the groundwork" for a possible bout between Joe Louis and Gus Lesnevich at the Yankee stadium, on Sept. 22. The 20th Century Sporting club, which Jacobs heads, has rented the stadium for that date but no announcement has yet been made as to the principals in the fight. Many boxing men believed that it might be used for a bout between Lesnevich and Joe Walcott. The Mirror article said that a "threat to the 20th Century Sporting club's monopoly" of big time bouts from the rival Tournament of Champions, Inc., had caused Jacobs to think that "the time isn't Totals Score by innings: AUSTIN" 000 00(1 1—1 ] J MASON CITY 1UO 001 x—!i 3 I Errors, Hubbard, Leif, Bcrger; run» batted in, Chimbidis; '2. base hit, Bennett; stolen base. Murr; sacrifice. J. Colloton; double play, Murr, Colloton, Chimbidis; left on bases, Ma.ion City (>, Austin 2; bases on balls, off Murr 2, Combs 4; strikeouts, by Murr 3?, Combs G; wild pitches, Combs 2; ba!k, Murr; umpires, Hahn and Ilert; time, 1:30. MARGARET EDDY COPS GOLF TITLE AT OSAGE Osage — Margaret Eddy, Clear Lake, won the 18 hole championship flight at women golfers 125 North Iowa and brideplayers ouis to give up 1!) .12 .in; cleanup hitter, and Bancroft got another run in. the 4th on 3 straight safeties. Menke let go his blast in the 2nd. He was first up after a harmless frame and planted the ball over the leftCield fence, 320 feet away. The Lions' 2nd run came after John Mcnke doubled, Don Froehle singled and Joe Murray's one- baser drove Menke in. Fredricks Drives In Run Mason City couldn't bunch its hits and for the first 5 frames left men stranded on the sacks. Mike Lloyd led off the 7th with a single, went to 2nd on a passed ball and Fredricks drove him in with his 2nd hit of the year. Joe Murray, Bancroft 3rd sacker, was the only slugger to gel 2 hits in the game, one of the best tilts in which the Legionnaires have taken part this season. Mason City holds 2 previous league wins over the Lions, 8-1 and 5-0. Spencer, whipped Estherville^ Wednesday night to assume control. Leo Fleming of Britt made his debut as a Legionnaire catcher. He handled his assignment well but whiffed thrice and grounded once. Mehring New Assistant Coach at Nebraska U. Lincoln, Nebr., (#>)—Neil Mehring, head coach at Adams State college, Alamosa, Colo., Thursday was named assistant coach at the University of Nebraska, Mehring went to Adams State in 1946 after coaching high school teams at Lincoln, Nebr., Salida and La Junta, Colo. He played guard on Nebraska football teams in 1932-33-34. Mehring's liome is Grand. Island, Nebr., Whittemore Tips Bancroft ' DCS Moines, (U.P.)—Three more teams qualified for the summer high school district baseball tournaments Thursday—Win- Ihrop, Whittemore and Burlington. Whittemore got past usually slrgng St. John's of Bancroft 3-1 on a one hit performance by Elmer Slier. By error Bancroft had previously been listed as winner. Winthrop defeated Independence 5-4 in 8 innings when Dean Cornwell, Independence hurler, walked 4 men in the 8th. Burlington blasted Ollumwa 14-5 at Fort Madison. Probable Pitchers ' NATIONAL LEAGUE New York (Jones 7-5) at Pittsburgh (Ostermueller 5-2)—night. Brooklyn (Hatten 5-G) at Cincinnati (Blackwell G-fi). Boston (Bickford 5-2) at Chicago (Meyer 9-G). Philadelphia (Heintzelman 3-4) at St. Louis (Munder 3-7). AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit (Trucks G-5) at Boston (Dobson 10-6). Cleveland (Feller 9-10) at Philadelphia (Brissie 8-6)—night. St. Louis (Fannin 4-6) at New York (Reynolds 10-3). Chicago (Gettel 2-4 or Papish 1-2) at Washington (Wynn 7-9)— night. league's pennant race, beating and lying the Chicago Cubs while the Pirates split with the New York Giants. Sain Gets 12lh Johnny Sain posted his 12(h victory 2-1 in the first game, allowing 7 safeties. The 2nd game was called at the end of 13 innings because of darkness with the score tied 1-1. The Pirates clipped the Giants 4-3 in the first game. Ralph Kiner blasted his 24th round tripper for the Pirates in the 8th inning to tie Cincinnati's Hank Sauer for the major's home run leadership. Ray Poat hurled the Giants to a 10-3 triumph in the 2nd game, scattering 8 hits to gain his 9th victory. The Brooklyn Dodgers Thursday night moved into a 4th place tie with the Giants, beating the Reds, 5-3. In another night tilt at St. Louis, Dutch Leonard hurled the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over Harry Brecheen and the Cardinals. Major League STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Boston 47 31 .603 Pittsburgh ... 40 36 .526 G St. Louis 39 37 .513 7 New York 37 38 .493 8k Brooklyn 36 37 .493 8£ Cincinnati .... 37 41 .474 Ifj" Philadelphia . . 37 42 .468 101 Chicago 33 44 .429 13i Thursday Results Pittsburgh 4-3: New York 3-10 Boston 2-1; Chicago 1-1. (2nd game 13 inning tie, darkness). Philadelphia 3; St. Louis i. Brooklyn 5; Cincinnati 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Tct. GB Cleveland .... 47 28 .627 . . . Philadelphia ..48 34 .585 2J New York .... 45 32 .584 3 Boston 41 35 .539 6i Detroit 39 39 .500 9J Washington ..35 42 .455 13 St. Louis 28 4G .378 18?, Chicago 23 50 .315 23" Thursday Results Boston 13-3; Detroit 5-1. Cleveland G-8; Philadelphia 1-5. New York 4; St. Louis 2. Washington 4; Chicago 1. turned out for a Sunny Brae invitational here Wednesday. Mrs. Harry Johnson, Osage was run- nerup. The 8 hole championship flight went to Madelyn Henely of Mason City with Helen Hunter of Mason City 2nd. First flight in 18 holes went to Bertha Rhinehart, Waverly with Patty Hathorn, 2nd. Nora Factor of Mason City won first in a 9 hole flight and Ethel Eeilers, Mason City, took 2nd. Other flight winners were Jean Burgess, Cresco; LeAnn Darley, Cresco: Agnes Kelch,. Mason City; Ruth Kinneman, Cresco; Alice Englebrecht, Waverly, and May Farnsworth, Cresco. 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