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17 Here Is How Camera Saw Disputed World Series Play Braves Down Indians With Malice Toward None BY BILL LEE Sports Editor , By 1-0 With Holmes Driving In Lone Run THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: THURSDAY, OCTORER 7, 1918. BOSTON", Oct. 6. The bus carrying tne Cleveland players was poking along through traffic. Everybody looked glum, none more so than Bob Feller, who had pitched a two-hitter and lost. Feller was staring at the crowd walking along Commonwealth Avenue after the first game of the 1948 World Series. "Nice game. Bob." a fan yelled from the sidewalk. Feller didn't answer. There wasn't a flicker on his expression to show that he had heard. He just stared. Who could blame the Iowa farm boy for feeling lower than the Infield gras. He had just held the Braves to two singles, one in the fifth the other in the eighth, but the final score had been Boston 1. Cleveland 0. Not many pitchers in World Series history have pitched that well and lost. If you've heard anything at all about George Stallings, the miracle man" manager of the 1914 Braves, you must know about the story they tell of Stalling deathbed remark. He lay dying and knew it; so did his friends, one of whom sat at his bedside. Well, George,-the friend said, "'it's been a tough life you've had." "Tough hell." Stallings replied could muster. "It would have been blankety-blank bases on balls." From somewhere in baseball's must have growled something about The Boston Braves of 1948, the first time since Stallings led them into the classic 34 years ago, beat the Cleveland Indians in the Feller wrecked an otherwise masterful pitching chore by walking the first Brave to face him in the eighth inning. That was the winning run of as tight and tense a ball the idea of a World Series first came into being. Bill James. Hank Gowdy, Arthur Rudolph and some" of the other 1914 Braves were sitting in have thought back to their own playing days and wondered what had happened to all the slugging they had heard about. This was a game that might have been played in their own day, when a team fought for one run and one run was NOT MANY GAMES There haven't been many games like this one in the last 20 years. Johnny Sain yielded just four lof which came in the same inning. Jon balls. Feller walked three, one Old timers agreed they hadn't perils game since Babe Ruth changed the game over and made verybody home run conscious. Feller dropped a beauty in ?cor.d. The other two sacrifices ere as neat as a dowager's hair 1 advance Marv Packert in the inr;ers got any farther. The payoff sacrifice was Mike McCormick's in the eighth. alkeld had walked and the bunt rcond. Then came the only stratagem of the day that gave the eudo experts a chance to do their anaer, ordered Eddie Stanky walked. Was it smart baseball? Maybe it wasn't but only because it dn't work. After Sain flied out. Tommy Holmes was batting with o away when Feller almost picked Masi off second base with a ck throw to Boudreau. Boudreau thought they had tnpire Bill Stewart, an old Eastern Leaguer,, called Masi safe. t Cleveland shortstop and manager put up the only strong beef the ball game. Had that close erybody would be saying what a But Tommy Holmes, another . and slashed the ball just inside third base and Masi, after '.est falling down rounding third, 1 game. The logic in Boudreau's mind probably was that by putting the lame Stanky on first his team would have an easier chance a double play. Southworth met that by sending the fleet-footed ri into the game to run for Stanky. As it was, the run might er have scored had not Holmes, a left-handed batter, reached to hit an outside pitch to the opposite field. Dale Mitchell, veland left fielder, was playing Holmes way over toward center i and had to come tearing across to take the hit near the left i foul line. He didn't have a chance to throw Masi out at the "e. THEY WARMED I P TO IT GRADUALLY. This was a peculiar World Series crowd that saw one of most awesome pitching spectacles in World Serfcs history. ?re didn't seem to be much yers warmed up, and when the lineups were announced, player player, there was none of the howling cheers most crowds eive ir favorites as they prepare to nes. Lou Boudreau, got a nice hand the fim time he came up. t most of the partisan crowd seemed obsessed with the conviction if the Braves were in over their th in the home town representatives grew stronger, but still only real excitement came when g!e throush the infield. When Brooklyn Tommy went ninth, the fans in the jury aves Field bleachers, stood up 1st have disturbed the Harvard rther along the banks of the What sermed true to this writer yesterday, that the Braves' rly hope hs in the staunchest eryone todiy. The winners looked far less dangerous than the hsers. Larry Doby. Cleveland's fleet -eir catcher, and the rieht-handed foudreau. Gordon "and Keltner, very time they came to the plate. rray of batters. Indeed, the Imost no power at alL Now Jt will be up to Warren - v what h can do about throttling the Cleveland power. It mav a totuhfr job for left-handed mcerous Indian batters are right vorks strongly against the slim The weight of paper strength is still with Cleveland, but be yowlers who said the Braves iave been silenced by two bases on mgse and on of the most magnificent pitching performances ever ade in a world Series game. tter one, nut he may have uffioiently good to beat the Indians If you have sixth and seventh You may get to see the most dramatic games of the series.- WES LEY AX. Midd'etown. Oct. 6. (Special) Bill Nelson Ves!eyan's drop- Ikick specialist, is still nursing an ankle injury, but Coach Norm Daniels is in hopes of usine him against Coast Guard Saturday. Nelson, who scored Wesleyan's only extra point last Saturday, injured ris left ankle in a scrimmage Monday and has been unable to practice since. Daniels is concentrating on conditioning exercises in order to keep his team in top shape. A few of the players, he said, are still favoring bumps and rmor bruises Incurred dunrg the opener with Bowdoin. Today the Cardinals were drilled in general defensive work and bo?h offensive and defensive pass plays. Also on today's agenda was practice in punt protection blocking. NOTRE DAME. South Bend. Ind.. Oct. 6. CAP.) Notre Dame's No. 1 and No. 2 left end were on the doubtful list todav for the Michigan State game Saturday. Today's a-si5nment for the Irish was a defensive scrimmage gainst Michigan State plays as "ua by h freshmen. with as much vehemence as he a cinch if it wasn't for those Valhalla today, George Stallings bases on balls evening up. playing in the World Series for first game. 1 to 0, because Bob game as has been played since the stands today. They must often enough to win. LIKE THIS ONE. singles to the Indians, no two He didn't give up a single base of them being an intentional pass. seen such good bunting in a World the fifth that got Jim Hegan to belonged to the Braves, and they - do. Bill Salkeld bunted slickly fifth, but neither of these base got pinch-runner Phil Masi to stuff, Lou Boudreau, Cleveland Masi dead to rights and when play been - called differently. brainy guy that Boudreau is. ex-Eastern Leaguer, reached scored with the only run of the enthusiasm among them as the tackle the first game of a World heads. As the game wore on, their Holmes drove the game-winning back to his position in the top of box, which is what they call the and gave him an ovation that philosophy profs several miles Charles. sort of pitching, was obvious to Negro outfielder. Jim Hetran, batting trio of power hitters. had to be pitched to carefully Boston had no such menacing Braves without Jeff Heath have Spahn. one-time Hartford nitchrr. Spahn because the three most - handed swingers, a factor that southpaw curver. would be beaten four straight balls, a sacrifice, a well-placed Johnny Sain may never pitch a another in his strone rieht arm again. game tickets, don't sell them. Little World Series Halted by Rain, Cold St. Paul, Oct. 6. (UP.) Rain and cold weather forced postponement of the second game in the Little World " Series between St. Paul and Montreal scheduled for tonight. The second game will be played tomorrow night, if the weather is favorable. St. Paul won the opener last night. 4 to 0, and the extra days rest was figured as a break for the Saint's pitchers. They had worked through last Sunday in winning the American Association playoffs and rested only Monday before the Little World Series started. Montreal of the International League, in contrast, had a three-day layoff after it finished the reeular season. Don Bankhead was scheduled to pitch tomorrow for the American Association team and Jack Banta wa the probable pitcher for Montreal. Collf Socrer. Oifshlre Academy 1, Connecticut J Vs. 0. Wesleyan S. Clark 0. Navy 2, North Carolina 0. f S- Afr' '4 " xy5SWy- SNsvfeTy; i T aW?8 Alt,... '',,n,, 1 ''tt,tAAr',M' V i.iSL yyjfc Thin is the way the M-queme camera saw the vital eighth Inning play In the World Series came Cleveland Indians at Boston yesterday. Phil Masi, Braves catcher, was nearly picked off second base 1 t A 1 .1; 1 a 1 . A . . a w m . irii, iitsi uiKs in ami neitus nacK to secona as ioii jfouureau, Indians shortstop, starts forward. Top right, JMasl slides Into bag. Bottom left, Boudreau rises from the action as Umpire Bill Stewart calls Masi safe. At the bottom right, Boudreau disputes Stewart's decision. On the next play, Masi scored the winning run for Boston (Associated Press Wirephoto). Rapid Robert Saddened By One Run Loss Pitcher Heartbroken After Defeat in First World Series Contest Boston, Oct. 6. (UP.) There were tears in the eyes and a catch in the voice of Bullet Bob Feller. He stood in front of his locker, surrounded by the silent sympathy of his Cleveland Indian teammates, with the shattered fragments of a long-visioned dream scattered at his feet. And the Iowa farm boy, who pitched one of the greatest games in World Series history only to lose it, tried gamely to .force a smile. It was a pathetic sort of a grimace. His lips worked and no sounds came out. He gritted his teeth and lifted his eyebrows to clear away the tears of a heart - breaking defeat. For this had alwavs been his ambition, to pitch a World Series' reversed on the strength of photo-triumph. And he had been onlvlCraPns. and Indian officials made two strikes away when burly Tommy Holmes broke up the ball game, and Feller's heart." "It was only the second hit," Feller finally said. "I had to come in there so I did it with my fast ball. I had done it before and Holmes hit it back to me. This time he didn't." iiior ka-aiinu-o) h. . v, r-aJ called the way that ball whistled! through the infield and sent Phil Masi dashing home from second with the only run of the game. "I don't feel too bad," Feller said, his eyes contradicting his words. "We didn't score because the wind was against our jiowcr. and you can't win without runs." Feller's teammates undressed quietly and walked slowly to the showers. Manager Lou Boudreau, smiling through his disappointment, credited Boston's johnny Sain with a "masterful" pitching performance for his four-hit triumph. "We don't have a man in the American League who can come in there with a curve ball like Sain does when he is behind," Boudreau said. "He has a lot of confidence in it nnd deserves lot of credit. "But that boy," Boudreau pointed to Feller, "deserves just as much credit. He was magnificent and we feel pretty badly about not getting him any runs. I guess everybody knows now why I say he is the best pitcher in the game." Feller, across the room, had regained almost complete composure by now as he headed for the showers. "I had my stuff and my arm felt fine," the fellow said. "I've lost tough ones before and I've won my share, too. I had to come in with that fast ball because it had worked for me a lot of times before you know." Everybody in baseball knows that. But this was the time Bullet Bob wanted it most of all, to make his . dreams come true, and the pitch which made him famous had let him down. He'll get another chance come Sunday but it won't be the same. You felt that as his tears mingled with the pouring water in the secrecy of the showers. New Robinson, Belloise 10 Rounder Announced New York. Oct. 5. fUP,) Promotor Andy Neiderreiter of the Tournament of Champions announced today that Ray (Sugar) Robinson, welterweight champion, has been signed for a 10 round non-title bout with middleweight Steve Belloise for Jersey City Garden on December 2. Yesterday the rival Twentielh Century Club announced that it has signed a Robinson-Belloise fight for December 17 at Madison Square Garden. Neiderreiter insisted however that this today was the real thing. ,vr- - ' ' yvrAr - VMyAr.iJVSVyyi'S .v.-. ..'.AW... .--.y.-.-.v.v.-. . v.". -. . .'.VAWa w.'-. -a-. '. V .V.A .V-.'.'-.V' v.- . av. ..... v v. -a .... .-a- .. ...-. a? -S . W ' t ' J a" 4 ' Ay, ,a".. ,a Aa a. a a-aA; Bill Veeck Says Tribe Won't Protest Decision On Basis Of Photo Evidence Boston, Oct. 6. (AP.) Bill Veeck. president of the Cleveland Indians, when shown the Associated Press picture sequence of the disputed play at second base in the eighth inning of the World Series opener, said tonight: "They are very interesting pictures, but the game is over." The sequence shows Manager Lou Boudreau of the Indians tagging Phil Masi of the Braves as he slid back into second after a fast peg from Pitcher Bob Feller. Boudreau at the time argued with Umpire Bill Stewart's decision calling Masi safe. Masi went on to score the single run by L.' L U . . n . . v wnicn me craves Deat tne Indians, 1-0. Will Harridge, president of the American League, when shown the pictures, only smiled and said: "Officially he's out." Hank Grccnberg, Cleveland vice-president, said: 'These pictures certainly prove a point, there'll he a lot of con troversy about them." No baseball game ever has been it plain no protest is either planned or possible under baseball rules. "He, was out," Manager Boudreau said flatly after the game "I tagged him on the shoulder." Had Masi been called out, the inning would have been over. The next batter. Tommy Holmes, lined I a single that scored Masi. inaian ciuo oiiiciais said mat Roudreau and Feller have used the play successfully to trap runners off second at least a dozen times during the season. The same officials said that Stewart, a veteran National League umpire who is considered one of the best, was possibly not accustomed to the Boudreau-Feller strategy, Rarely has a World Series game centered so dramatically on a single decision. Both Feller and his rival, Johnny ain, were in magnificent form and had the eighth inning ended scoreless the brilliant pitching duel might well have gone into extra innings. The pictures were taken by As-sociated Press "Photographer John Lindsay using a sequence camera. Stewart, rnlllrl nnl h Inrntort hv n.rcnortrrs. Umtiirr niestntnarilv keen to themselves at World Series time. Rirmingham Ncars Dixie Series Title Fort Worth. Texas. Oct. 6. (AP.) The Birmingham Barons moved within one game of the Dixie Series championship here 1o-night by trimming the Fort Worth Cats. 5-3. They scored three runs off Eldde Chandler in the first inning, added another off George Browni in the second, and scored again in the eighth. The Cats nicked Harry Dorish for one run at a time in the second, third and sixth, and once cut the margin to 4-3. Dorish. the winning pitcher, was the loser in the lone decision the Barons have dropped when Chandler beat him, 5-1, in the opener at Birmingham Saturday night. Birmingham (SA) 310 000 010 5 8 0 Forth Worth (Tex.) 011 001 0003 5 0 Dorish and Walters. Chandler. Brown (1), Van Cuyk (9) and Bragan. Rrown Holds Relloise To White Plains Draw While Plains. N. Y., Oct. 6. (UP.) Steve Belloise, who was matched today for a bout against Welter Champion Sugar Ray Robinson, was surprisingly held to a draw tonight by Randy BrownJ of Mt Vernon. N Y. in an eight- round bout at the Westchester County Center. A crowd of nearly 6000, largest at the center in five years, watched in amazement as Brown repeatedly forced the fighting and clearly earned the split with his noted opponent. " 'a V,- a' 'a7, ' ' 'Aifc- w - World Series Facts, Figures BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Standings. W. L. Pet. Boston (NL) .1 ni ivm Cleveland (AD 0 1 .000 Results of game October 6 at Boston. , . R- H. E. Cleveland 0 4 0 Boston 12 2 Feller and Hegan; Sain and Salkeld, Masi (9). Remaining games: Second game at Boston, October 7. Third, fourth and fifth (If necessary) at Cleveland, October 8. 9, 10. Sixth and seventh (If necessary) at Boston, October 11 and 12. Financial Fig-area. Today's attendance 40.1.35 Total receipts (net) Sl!0,122.22 Commissioner's share $27,018.33 Playe-s' share $91,Rfi2 Clubs' and leagues' shares $61,241.56 Feller Throws 85 Pitches, 10 Fewer Than Johnny Sain Boston, Oct. 6. (AP.) Rapid Robert Feller today made only 85 pitches 10 less than Boston's Johnny Sain yet lost the eighth 1-0 game in World Series history. It was the first 1-0 series game in 25 years or since 1923 when Art Nehf of the New York Giants turned in his second 1-0 series victory by blanking the New York Yankees. Nine times during the brilliant pitching battle. Feller retired Braves hitters with one pitched ball. Two of these outs were sacrifices. Sain matched the Indian fast-baller almost pitch for pitch. Boston's 21-game winner got five men out with first pitches. In the seventh and eighth innings, Sain retired the Indians on a total of 12 pitches. An error by Bob Elliott in the ninth prevented Sain from retiring in order the last 12 American League champions. During the first five innings Sain made 61 pitches while Feller set down his rivals with 48 tosses. In the fifth inning after Marvin Rickert singled to right on the third pitch for the first of two Brave hits. Feller . retired the next throe batters on three pitched balls. Sain's control was a bit better 1han Feller's in that he issued no walks and fanned six. He struck out Joe Gordon in the second and Walt Judnich in the ninth on three straight pitches. Feller walked three one intentional and fanned only two, getting Earl Torgeson on three pitches in the first inning and Bill Salkeld on three tosses in the second. For most of the 40,135 fans present the game was an unusual thrill. Only oldtimers could look back to a better pitchers battle in the World Series. Rucky Harris Reported Successor to Shotton " Boston, Oct. 6. (AP.) Rumors persisted in this baseball-mad city tonight that .Bucky Harris, ousted New York Yankee man ager, would replace Barney Shot- ton as pilot of the Brooklyn Dodgers next season. There also was talk that possibly Harris might succeed Branch Rickey as president of the Brooklyn Club. But the principal rumor was that Bucky, one of the game's best liked managers, would replace Shotton, who lede the Dodgers to the pennant in 1917 after Leo Durocher was suspended and then took over the managerial reins when "the lip" went to the Giants in mid-season this year. I have no knowledge of it t the rumor)," Harris told a reporte -Rut if they want me x wouI r. hey want me I would love to have the job." Clay I lllls Want Game. Due to a cancellation, the Clay Hills eleven is seeking a road game for this Sunday. October 10. Call Chuck O'Connor at 7-4371 between 5 and 6 p.m. between the Boston Braves anil by Cleveland Pitcher Bob Feller. Soutftworth Says Feller Great Hurler Rraves Manager Sees Cleveland Pitcher Go Route for First Time Boston. Oci. (5. (UP.) On the wall blackboard just inside the Braves dressing room late today was the curt notice: "Oct. 7. Report in uniform at 10:30 a. m." And as they strode quickly in from the field, each member of the Boston team that had drawn first blood from Cleveland in the opening World Series game glanced at the chalk message, then headed quickly and businesslike for their lockers. Oh, there were a few yips: "Yeah boy, Johnny." This for Sam s four-hit performance on the mound against the favored Indians. Or, "That's the way to kiss 'em Tommy," for Holmes, whose stinging eighth inning single to left brought home pinch-runner Phil Masi with the game's only score. ' But for the rest these "Boston Darlings" might have been a bunch of high school kids just in irom a gooa aiternoons practice. Someone remarked on this to Manager Billy Southworth as he hung up a telephone after receiving a congratulatory call from Scout Marty Purtell in Louisville, Ky. "We don't ever talk about a game," he replied in a cold whisper. "Win or lose, we take 'em as they come." The cigarette between his shaking fingers glowed and as he inhaled the worry lines were etched more deeply at the corners of his month. "A well-played game," he said, smoke drifting from his nostrils, perspiration trickling at the neckband of his still tightly-buttoned uniform. "Great pitcher, that Feller. Never before had a chance to see him go a full nine innings. Wonderful the way he caught that liner of Elliott's right at the end of his throw. Then the way he'd turn so easy like and throw to first." "But what about Sain nnd Marv Rickert?" someone in the rear row of the jam-packed ante room asked. "Rickert played wonderfully well." .Southworth said, grinning a (little now. "His defensive play in the outfield was plenty adequate and he gofc himself a base hit. Good for him." "But about Sain?" someone asked again. "What more can you say about him," asked Southworth. "He's just the greatest kind of a boy. He's there when the chips are down. He's everything anyone could ask, he's " Here the boss voice trailed off in a puff of smoke. Braves President Lou Perini thought Sain was "wonderful too." Among the first in the dressing room, Perini patted a dozen backs as he pushed his way to where Sain stood silent, almost embarrassed. "Great game boy, great game Johnny," said Perini. Sain just grinned. "Nice guy. Feller," said Sain. "Pitched a fine game. Guess-1 had a little more luck. Pitch again? Whenever the boss says so." Pep, Saddler to Sign For Title Rout Friday New York, Oct. 6. (AP.) Featherweight champion Willie Pep of Hartford, Conn., and Sandy Saddler of New York will sign official contracts for their title bout at the offices of the New York State Athletic Commis sion Friday noon. The 15-round championship fight will be held at Madison Square Garden, Octo ber 29. Srholmtlc Soccer. Klngswood 4. Loomls X World Series Boxscore (FIRST GAME.) BOSTON (N) at r Holmes rf 4 0 Dark ss 4 0 TorKeson lb 2 0 Elliott 3b 3 0 Rlckert If 3 0 Salkeld c , 10 Masi c 0 1 M. McCormlck cf 2 O Stanky 2b 2 0 Slstl 2b 0 0 Sain p 3 0 Totals 24 1 CLEVELAND (A) ab r a erbl 2 27 h o 0 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 10 1 2 0 1 2 l Mitchell If Doby cf Boudreau ss Gordon 2b Keltner 3b Judnich rf Robinson lb Hegan c Feller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 0 4 24 9 0 0 Boston 000 000 Olx 1 Stolen bases, Hegan, Gordon, Torge-son: sacrifices. Feller. Salkeld, M. Mc-Oormick: left on bases, Cleveland 6. Boston 4: bases on balls. Feller 3: struck out by. Feller 2. Sain 6; umpires, Barr N) Plate; Summers (A) First base; Stewart (N) second base; Grieve A) third base: foul lines. Pa-parella (A), Pinelli (N); time, 1:42; attendance, 40,133. Scribe Clocks Boston Win Over Indians Chronological Replay Reveals Concentrated Drama Before 40,135 BY WHITNEY MARTIN. Boston. Oct. 6. (AP.) One hour and 42 minutes of drama. orJk 11 near tne Ie" IieId IouI a chronological history of the e' yX Throws Wild. Braves 1-0 victory in the series'; All Sain needed to do now to opener- inail down his triumph was get by 1 p. m.-Johnny Sain thrw-sK'ntI1Klt"er- The At pitch waa tn i u it la ball. Keltner swung at the next, first pitch to Dale Mitchell. a,f.ot just a Diece of the balJ arvi ball. 1:05 Tommy Holmes first up for Braves, and the band, with theme song for each Boston play er, plays "Has Anybody Here seeri Kelly?" 1:11 Earl Torgeson watches third strike go by for Bob Feller's first strikeout. 1:13 Joe Gordon watches third strike for Sain's first strikeout. 1:14 Ken Keltner singles over; third for first hit of game. 1:18 Keltner dies on base.' 1:24 Bob Elliott muff's Jim. strike three. The cuWe broke Hegan's bounder for first error, jover the corner and plate Umpire 1 :27 Mitchell pops out and j George Barr jerked his right hand band plays "Pop Goes the WeaseL" 1:27 Hegan steals second. 1:35 Lou Boudreau, hero of playoff, fans for Sain's third strikeout. 1:36 Joe Gordon gets second Cleveland hit, to left center. 1:39 Keltner fans as Gordon beats ball to second on hit and, run. ! fanned Keltner and cot Judnich 1:43 Torgeson draws a walk, on a flv. Hegan made the third from Feller and is first Brave on hit. a single with one gone in the base (fifth. Feller moved him to second 1:48 Torgeson steals second. Iwith a sacrifice but Sain got 1:51 Hegan gets third Cleve- j Ml5he!1it Pn " hiSh to lelJ- t land hit Tne fourtn and last of 1:52 Hegan sacrificed to sec-i sin3,esK of SinXde,.ivePr wa,5 ond by Feller. ma hV. .Doby leading off ler about habit of putting fingers r K,,f KKu f f,r,CTBi-cl to lips. 1:56 Marv Rickert gets, clean single to right in fifth for first hit off Feller. 1:57 Salkeld sacrifices Rickert to second. 2:00 Larry Doby gets broken-bat single over second. 2:04 Rickert grabs 'Keltner's hard drive to quell Indian uprising. ., 2:15 Brief flurry of excitement when Feller appeared to have been injured covering first on Torgeson's grounder to Robinson. 2:25 Coach Bill McKechnie squawks to the plate umpire about Salkeld's foot being out of batter's box. 2:26 Salkeld walks to start last of eighth and be third Boston player on base. Phil Masi goes in to run for him. 2:28 Mike McCormick sacrifices Masi to second. 2:20 Kddie Stanky gets intentional pass and Sibby Sisti runs for him. 2:31 Masi nearly nipped off second, and Boudreau squawks at decision. 2:33 Tommy Holmes slices hit down third base line to score Masi, sending sisti to third and taking second himself on throw-in. 2:41 Elliott overthrows first base on what should have been an easy out, ending the game. Keltner taking second on the error. 2:42 Walt Judnich called out on strikes for third out and Braves swarm around Sain in noisy acclaim. Feller, who came so close to a pitching masterpiece, and lost, disappears down dugout steps with his thoughtful and morose teammates. " Last 1 to 0 Series Victor Reminisces Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 6. (AP.) Today's 1-0 World Series game brought back a "flood of memories" to the man who nicked the last 1-0-victory back in 1923. Art Nehf, New York Giant hurler who tossed the shutout against the New York Yankees, said at his home here, tonight he was particularly impressed by the fact the Boston Braves took advantage of the one break they had in the game and turned it into the vctory. "It's hitting in the pinch that counts," he declared remembering the home run by Casey Stengel that gave him the 1-0 victory 25 years ago. The blast into the right field seats came off the pitching of Yankee Sam Jones. (Continued From Page 1.) history of the World Series. Not since Art Neht or tne uianis tnus humbled the Yankees 2a years ago has a team won a World Series victory on a single run. Not the greatest of the Coopers-town immortals could have done much to improve upon the superb pitching of Sain and Feller. Sain did not walk anybody and one of the three passes issued by Feller was the intentional one to StanKy. erbij In the last analysis, bain was 0 2ithe better pitcher, even though he 0 oiave UP four nits to Feller's two. 0 oi The base on balls that Feller gave ojup to Bill Salkeld, first hitter up was his undoing. Curve Fools Indians. Big Johnny, who might have been with the second division Detroit Tigers today had not .the late Commissioner K e n e s a w Mountain Landis declared him and numerous other Tigers free agents some years ago after discovering, that the Detroit organization was hiding players in the minors, was never better. His sharp curve ball foojed Gordon, Boudreau. Keltner and Judnich. Six of the Indians were strikeout victims. After Boston had scored in the eighth. Sain had to face Boudreau. Gordon and Keltner in the ninth, the three most threatening of the Indian batters. After taking one called strike, Boudreau lashed at a pitch and lifted a fly to Mike McCormick in center field. The first two pitches to Joe Gordon were off the plate, but he fouled off the third, took the next for ball three and swung fruitlessly at a curve to bring the count to three and two. Then he got under one and Alvin Dark bounced an easy ground ball down to Bob Elliott at third base. Elliott backed up a step, took the bounding ball, aimed it care-fullv and threw to first for what should have been the final out. jThe throw took off and zoomed far over Earl Torgeson's head for a wild throw that chilled the hearts of Braves rooters and put the possible tying run on second base. If Sain was upset or angry, th only way he showed it was by bearing down as if to take personal charge of the final out. The batter was Walt Judnich. Strike one called. Strike two swinrir.?. Braves stormed from the bench to greet their triumphant pitcher. Indian Stranded. Keltner singled off Sain in the second but died at first base. Jim Hegan reached on an error by Elliott in the third and stole second, but that was as far as he went. Joe Gordon singled and stole second in the third, but Sain Gordon and Keltner to leave Doby stranded on second base. Nobody else reached any base until Elliott gave Keltner his life in the ninth. Feller was almost as ovemower-ing in his masery of the Braves as Sain with the Indians. The first eleven men to face rapid Robert went down in order before Torgeson walked in the fourth to become the first Boston base runner. Marv Rickert. the rookie called up from Milwaukee a week ago to fill in for the injured Jefr Heath, led off with a ground single in the fifth for the first hit off Feller. Salkeld sacrificed him to second, but Mike McCormick and Stanky were no problems at all for Feller. Record Equalled. The Braves went down in order in the sixth and seventh as Feller poured it on, but Bob himself helprd choke them off with ' a dazzling play in the Rpventh. Torgeson. firnt up. mashd a hard ground ball to Eddie Robinson's right. The Cleveland first baseman made a great back-handed stab of the ball and Feller, racinr to beat the fleet Torgeson to the bag, just made it. A record w as equalled when the Braves outfielders made 15 put-outs and another .was matched when the Boston infielders had only three assists. This was one of the fastest World Series games of all and. ex- " cept for Elliott's two errors, it was flawlessly played. It was only ten minutes past two when the crowd stood for the seventh inning stretch. The game was over and the crowd on its w-ay at 20 minutes before three. All this strange business was due to the combination of a fast game and the 1p.m. starting time. It . will be southpaw Warren Spahn and right-handed Bob Lemon on the mound in the second contest, unless the managers change their minds. Wesleyan Rooters Open Seeason with 8 to 0 Win Midd'etown. Oct. 6. (Special.) Wesleyan's varsity soccer team opened lu season today In great faahlon by whitewashing Clark. 8 to O. on W esleyan s North Field. Co-C plains Hank Sal-aun tallied three coals, one of them a ion boot In the first period. Also sharing honors with Salaun were iet-terman Paul O'Brien and sophomore Dan Taylor, both of whom scored two Roals. WESLEYAN R. Jones Duncan Armstrong D. Jones Bauer Men in Vujs Powel Taylor Saiaun O Brien CLAP.K g M'koiotui rfb Sonntag lfb Upson lhi i:i!nronh ehb Grsln rhb Lllley or Wecott Ir Baker et DeCastro H Swanljerg 1 o Johnston Goals scored by: Saiaun. 3; 2: O Brlen. 2: PowelL 1. Taylor. Wetley&a 4 1 1

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