Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 6, 1955 · Page 13
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Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING, TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. TUESDAY, DECEMBER (5. 1955 THIRTEEN Hans Wagner, Major's Greatest Shortstop, Dies Pittsburgh's MostFamou Player Star 21 Seasons A Pittsburgh newspaper began ; a series of stories on the history ':** .the Sugar Bowl after it was PITTSBURGH — QNSt — Jol ^announced that the Pitt PanthersiPeter (Honus) Wagner, the grea had been selected to play in the est shortstop in^baseball histor January 2 classic at New Orleans, and one of the games finest hi The' r e v i e W^^^^^^MM ters, died today at the age of 8 brings back ' ots lBP^^^^B i Death came to the bowlegge of memories for||iF ,, - J^B i ham-handed Wagner shortly befoi Cumberlanders.IfL^ w '^^H;i a.m. EST at his home in Ca as a number of local and area stars participated in Sugar Bowl games., . • Frank Jordano, former Allegany High backfield star, was the first to perform in the Jim Gaffney New Year's Day tussle. Frank was in the lineup for Carnegie Tec when the Tartans dropped a 15 decision to Texas Christian 1939.- „:•-' „,"•', -.•";.: : Four- '••• years later another erstwhile Allegany performer was a Sugar-Bowl-participant, but this time "on the 'winning ; side. He didn't do any scaring but big Jim Galfriey played a key role as Tennessee 'upset Tulsa and Glenn Dobbs • by a. \ 14-7 count. "*•".'•.: .. : ; The local B. F. Goodrich Stor manager, who now limits his foo ball activities to officiating, set u the first-score when he tbbk a pas from Bobby Gifers and scampere for a 35-yard. gain, being knocke : out of bounds on the two. Bill : Geld .took it over from there. Gaffney, who played sever; years with the Washington Rec skins following a tour in the Ai ; Force during World War II. as . B-25:- pilot, also. made a 21-yari gain on a pass reception in tha game and twice bucked his waj for first downs. In addition, h stopped a Tulsa threat by inter cepting a Glenn Dobbs pass. The year 1952; .however, was a banner one,, no less than nine dis trict gridders being representec - on the Maryland squad that anni hilated national champion Tennes see by a 28-13 count. They were ends Paul Lindsay (Ridgeley) and John Alderton (Fort Hill), tackles Joe Mossj/Ridgeley); JPete Ladygo (Potomac State), Paul Nestor (Parsons) and Ray .Blackburn (Keyser), Center Charley Lattimer (Fort Hill), guard Don Decker (Fort Hill) and quarterback Lynn Beightol (Fort *--' Beightol, incidentally, is- Maryland's top veteran to see action in major bowls. In addition to the 3952 Sugar classic, Lynn played in the 1954 Orange Bowl "tussle against Oklahoma and will be in the'lineup on January 2 when the Terps battle Miami. the Sooners, at Sports Keg Residue Three district basketball stars accounted for 31 points among them as JEd Athey's Washington College'.quint opened its Mason- Dixon schedule with an 88-74 victory over Lynchbtirg last night in the Virginia town . . . Ronnie Sisk, formerly of Allegany High, hooped 16 tallies, while Fritz Showers (Ridgeley) collected eight and Jimmy Sigler (Beall) six. . . Both Showers and Sigler are freshmen at the Eastern Shore school. . . Showers was one of the leading scorers in the area last year, while Sigler paced the point- makers in the Western Maryland Interscholastic League. . . . Beall's gift to George Washington University football, Paul Thompson, was honored on West Virginia's all- opponent football team for 1955. . . The other end selected by the Mountaineers was John Paluck of Pitt. . . . Johnny Podres has taken Babe Ruth's place as the second youngest lefthander to pitch a World Series shutout. . . A check of the records shows that Bill (Lefty) James of the 1914 Miracle] Braves was 22 years, -.even! months when he beat the Athletics with a two-hitter, 1 to 0. . . Podres was 23 years, four days when he blanked the Yankees. 2-0. with! eight hits in the deciding game ofj the 1955 Series . .-. Ruth, base-; ball's home run ' king, was 23! years, seven months when he shut; out the Cubs for the Red Sox. 1-0,! on six hits in the 1918 Series lid-! lifter. . . Waite Hoyt. born in' Brooklyn but a pitching star for- the Yankees, is the youngest right-.; hander to hurl a Series shutout. . .! He was 22 years 1 month in 1921 j when he tossed a two-hitter to beat; the Giants, 3-0. in the Polo! Grounds. . . . The United Press! has selected Maryland's Bob 1 Pellegrini as its ''Lineman of the: Year.' . . . The Terrapin center had a wide advantage over Boi Oklahoma guard. • • • while still on the "All" sub-! ject, Paul Thompson was given a second-team spot on The Washing-, ton Post and Times Herald's All-: Area College Team, while Lynn' Beightol, Maryland's second-string; quarterback in ail but two of thCj Terps' games, received honorable mention. . . And John Aldcrton was an honorable mention on the All-Area Service team picked by the Washington paper. . . John plays end for the Boiling Air Force Generals. . . . Don Hammersmith, who turned in such a commendable job at fullback for the Fort Hill High Sentinels this past season, is a nephew of Johnny Small, (Continued on Page 14) negie, just outside Pittsburgh, th city where he made his name a one of baseball's immortals. Wagner had been in poor healt for the past few years, but tw months ago he fell and injure himself. Since then he had bee confined to his bed. He was unable to acknowledg the stacks of cards extending bes :s for., his recovery froi thousands of admirers and friend in the baseball world. . Became Baseball Legend Wagner was famous as a playe with the Pittsburgh Pirates Ion before the current generation fans was born. But he was know to them as a baseball legend an because of-his service as a coach One look at his bowlegs an huge hands, and picture stayed i the memory despite the passag of time. Wagner put in 21 seasons as major league player and departei in 1917—at the age of 43—with a: armful of National League record and a slender bankroll. He dre\ iiis top salary —510,000—with tli Pirates in 1908. He always said philosophical!} that the money went farther in hi day because he didn't have to paj ncome tax. At 53 he was stil playing sandlot ball in-Pittsburgh In 1933-he re joined,-the Pjrates as a coach and'became a big gate attraction during spring training and at Forbes Field for the riexl 16 years. Began As Outfielder Curiously enough, the youngstei vho became the'game's greatesl shortstop broke into the big time as an outfielder 1 with Louisville vhich was then a member of the ,2-team National League. Louisville bought Honus from 3 aterson, N. J., for $2,200 on the recommendation of the late. EC Darrow, general manager of the aterson Club who later became famous . New York executive. Barrow always contended that Vagner was the greatest baseball layer he had ever seen. When .the Louisville franchise was shifted to Pittsburgh in 1900. Vagner .moved from the outfield 3 shortstop. His lifetime fieldin verage was .946 with 799 errors i 14.794 chances. His batting verage for the big -league career r as .329. He hit above 3.00 for 7-seasons. Wagner was called the "Flying )utchman" because of his ances- ry and his fleetness. During his areer he stole more than 700 ases. Wagner seemed squat because of is bowlegs and exceedingly'long rms and the 200 pounds he cared on his five-foot. 11-inch frame, e was born in Mansfield, now arnegie, on February 24, '1874, nd lived there from boyhood on. Worked In Coal Mine He worked part time in a coal line at he age of 12 and three ears later shifted to working in barber .shop. Then he began aying sandlot baseball. "It was rough and tough then. (Continued on Page 15) Vainly, 'Bama Sivink Called 'Home Run 9 Showing Hooy Ball-Carrier For TCV Power In Dixie WAITING TURN AT BAT—Honus Wagner, famed baseball shortstop who died early today, is shown on a practice field prior to the 1914 season as he waited a turn at bat. (AP Photofa'x) Yankees Hoping To Secure McDermott From Senators CHIpAGO (#>)—Trade winds blew hot at the open- ng of major league baseball meetings yesterday with at east five clubs bartering over the services of some 25 players. • . . No deals were made t but possS lilities were strong that once one leal was consummated, others vould follow. The New York Yankees and Vashington Senators huddled late n^the night on a possible dea nvolving Maury McDermott; star Vashinglon le.fly. The Chicago White Sox and Balti- iore Orioles were "close" • to a eal which, if made, would also nvolve the Cleveland Indians. The main target of the White ox was pitching and such names s Jim Wilson, Baltimore pitcher, nd Art Houlteman, Cleveland .ghthander, were tossed around. The Sox reportedly were willing i part with power hitters Walt ropo and Bob Nieman, infielder arl Peterson, catcher Earl Battey id pitchers Sandy Consuegra and lorrie Martin. Cleveland was rumored to be terested in first baseman Dropo nd outfielder Nieman to supplant ower they sacrificed when they vapped outfielder Larry Doby ir shortstop Chico Carrasquel. One White Sox official said their reposition to Baltimore was fa- orable.but Paul Richards of the rioles wanted to sleep on it. Talks on a possible 15-man deal etween New' York and Washing- n were rescheduled for today, owever, none of the Yankee reg- ars is involved. The names of Yankee pitchers en Weisler and infielder Jerry: oleman were thrown in. • Still another possible trade-was ported by Detroit manager ucky Harris. Harris said "I think e'll make one tomorrow. No big ames, but it'll enable us to plug few holes." Harris, however, added that it ouldn't be with the Yankees. Bob Pellegrini Voted ACC's Star Of Year RALEIGH, N. C..(.fl-Bob Pellegrini, Maryland's All-America center, has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the year. Pellegrini, 21-year-old senior from Yatesboro,. Pa., led halfback e'mmate Ed Vereb, 162 points to 74, in balloting by the ACC Sportswriters Assn. Bob Pascal, Duke halfback, finished third, with 58 points. Votes were counted on a basis of five points for first place, three for second and one for third. By The Associated Press Well whaddya know! Kentuck.\ isn't the only college baskctbal team in Dixie after all — there's Alabama and Vanderbilt, too. 'Bama. with the G-8 Jerry Harper back to help, picked up quite a bit of pre-season backing as a possible challenger to the stranglehold held on the Southeastern Conference title by mighty Kentucky, which four times in the last seven years has been top-ranked in the nation. Beats Ohio State But now Vandy, which showed signs of stirring last season, has burst upon the scene with a mas terful 76-67 victory over Ohio State last night at Columbus, Ohio. The Commodores won their third victory in three starts, with four of the five starters scoring in double figures. Guard Al Rochelle was ops with 23 points. All the Buckeyes, now 1-1. had was Robin Freeman, and the All- America ace almost was enough. He hit on 60 per cent of his shots and wound up with 40 points. Freeman was just one of a fist- r ull of individual stars as the col- .egians opened heir first full week of the season Monday night. Si Green, who has to have it if Duquesne is to stay among 1 the na tion's leaders this season after the graduation of All-America Dick ilicketts, rammed in 22 points—all FORT WORTH, Tex.—(/P)—Jim Swink, the home run halfback of Texas Christian University, compares with the great runners of all time, says the man who is qualified to judge- Michalske, the old played with and against Red Terps Shatter Defense Mark In Conference •Mike Michalske. pro who rom 61-25 Ciuey' Bowler 'Hot' [n Congress Tourney CINCINNATI - (NEA) - Jimmy Jray rolled one of the highest six- ;ame totals on record in American Bowling Congress sanctioned tournament play when he totaled 1,424 n the Greater Cincinnati Match ame competition. Gray 'averaged 237 on 202, 237, 25. 257, 278 and 225. Ray Bluth of St. Louis has a 1,460 or the highest recognized total in a six-game tournament. opened impressively with a decision over Carnegie Tech. Stewart Sets Record Norm Stewart set a ' Missouri record with 35 points as 'the once- jeaton Tigers whomped Texas Tech 92-60; Bob Emrick canned 27 to lead Florida's 85-66 assault against Wofford;.Lloyd Aubrey hit 35 for Notre Dame although the Tish were clubbed again, this time '0-66 by Wisconsin: and Texas Christian's Dick C'Neail totaled 25 as Oklahoma City — with Hubert Reed also scoring 25 — tagged the -lorned Frogs 84-56. Elsewhere, Niagara—which runs nto Alabama in the .Queen City Tournament at Buffalo this week-j end — made it 3-0 with a 66-59 Grange'and has seen virtually every outstanding runner of Ihe last 30 years, says: "He's a great one, there's no doubt about it. He's a different type of runner from Grange. Red would come at you and then go away. This guy stops, starts, ducks." Michalske, who is line coach of the University of Texas, saw Swink when Jim rolled up 235 yards and 'our touchdowns in TCU's 47-20 victory over the Longliorns. . "Grange had the biggest stride 've ever -seen," says the Texas coach. "Grange was uncanny with lis faking." Michalske played touch football against the famous Illinois iceman when they were on a barnstorming tour and the memory of Red's illusiveness is still vivid. Michalske continues: ''Many times 1 would have Grange hemmed, in near, the side-; line. He wouldn't have five yard of working room on either side and yet I wouldn't be able to ge a hand on him. Couldn't evei touch him." • Ask him what college playe since that time is close to Grangi in running ability, and Michalski mentions Doak Walker of Southern Methodist ...and of J. C. Caroline who ran wild for Illinois as : sophomore in 1953. Caroline \va closer in style to Grange, Michal ske says, because he, too, "hac an.enormous stride." . And -now- there's Jim Swink They call Jim the home run playei because he goes for the long one— the 70 and 80-yarder that beats you so quick.you can't say "ge' that guy." JIM SWINK Trautmaii Sees Minors .Surviving CHICAGO Wi — George Trautman. head of the 30 struggling minor leagues, said today the 'minors decision over Toledo as Tommy nvere in a P criod of transition but Hemans scored 21 r Almnnhis Sialp he didn't think anybody was going Golden eagles have been report- id with wing spreads of more han..seven feet.- . ...... j 'ights Last Night By The Associated Press N'EW YORK — Peter Mueller, Germany, 157, decisioned Ray Drake, New York, l.Wi, 10. SAN* JOSE. Calif. — Star Gony, Manila, 137, decisioned Jorge Macias, San Jose, 141. 10. $ SAVE $ SAVE $ ALL TOYS AND Hemans scored 21; Mempliis State added .to the woes of Ken Loeffler, the ex-LaSalle coach, by handing his Texas Aggies a third defeat 84-71; .Kansas, a favorite in the Big 7, opened its season with a 9170 breeze 'over Northwestern of the Big 10. and Colorado, the defending Big 7 champ, had an even easier time disposing of Oregon 68-49. 3,200 Horses To Be Slablecl In Florida MIAMI, F!?.., i,?). - The three Florida racetracks under Thoroughbred Racing Assn. jurisdiction will stable 3,200 horses this winter. The tracks are Hialeah, Gulfstream and Tropical Park. It costs about ?410 a month to stable, feed, groom and train a race horse. anybody was going to permit minor league baseball to be dissolved. "Six years ago the majors owned 207 minor league clubs," said Trautman in a press conference al the major league meetings. "Now the majors own only 40 clubs but still control (he same number of players. "Maybe the majors have spread their talent a little too thin in the minors. If the only idea of the minors is to channel talent to the majors, we are too widespread.' I snow where we want to come out. We want to preserve our structure. "I don't know the answers. Our decline started in 1950 with network broadcasts and the spread of television, not necessarily baseball television. We'll'just have to do the best we can." GREENSBORO, N. C. tfi-Mary hind, Clemson and Duke, the top- ranking powers of the season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, came off wild virtually all the season team statistics honors, final figures for the 1935 season show. Unbeaten Maryland, nationally third-ranked and the ACC's Orange Bowl representative against Oklahoma, won total and rushing defense with record-breaking averages. Clemson took total and rushing offense honors and Duke finished with the conference's No. 1 pass defense. Deacons Lead In Passing According to final ACC service bureau compilations, only one t e a m crown eluded the "big three." Wake Forest winning the passing offense crown with an average of 129.1 yards per game and a record-breaking completion percentage of .511. The Deacons, however, finished last in pass defense, giving up an average of 111.7 aerial yards per game. .' ' Clemson, tied with Duke in total offense and behind the Blue Devils in rushing offense going into its final game, gained 434 yards on the ground arid 49 more passing against Furman to win the ijffen- sive titles while Duke was running for 211 yards and passing for only 21 against North Carolina. Clemson finished with a 305.7-yard total offense average, a 220-yard rushing offense mark. Duke was second at 280.7 and 216.5 .yards,' Aggies Voted Top Surprise Of Grid Year By The Associated Press Football experts in the Southwest readily admit they can't p r e-j res P cctivel y- Maryland was third diet the outcome of the Southwes Conference race and .the team the; pick to finish last is just as likely to finish first. But the Texas Aggies, the' pro season choice to occupy the cellar in that league, caused more eyes to pop. and eyebrows to rise thai any. other football team in the na :ion during the 1955 season. Only one other team even came close in the balloting to pick the Biggest surprise of the season That was-Michigan State, whicl also went far beyond pre-seasoi expectations. Of 14!) sports writer: and broadcasters replying to the annual Associated Press post ;eason questionnaire, 58 namcc Texas A Ik M and 37 tabbed Michigan State. Texas A & M had a prcdom- nantly sophomore and j u n i o i .cam. They had lost 9 out of 10 ;amcs the previous season and didn't appear to have the'.mater- al to improve that record much. What's more, the college had een slapped with a year's proba- ion for recruiting violations and orbidden to go to a bowl game ven if it should win the Cham-, tionship. In the opening game, A Sc M took a >• 21-0 drubbing from UCLA. Then the young squad took ire and rolled over-four opponents tcfore being tied by Arkansas. Gong into their last game, the Ag- ?ics still were the unbeaten con- erence leaders. An upset loss to Texas cost them the title, but they till were the No. 1 surprise. in both categories. Terps Unchallenged The mighty Terps were not challenged for defensive honors, whining total defense with an average yield of 169.1 yards and rushing defense with an average- yield of 75.9. Both marks are new AGO records. Duke-and Clemson wera two-three in both • defensive divisions. And the Blue Devils gave up an average of only 76.5 yards per game passing to top pass defense for the season. South Carolina and N. C. State tied for second in pass defense with identical averages.of 80.9 yards. The Gamecocks also placed second in pass offense with a 103.1-yard per-game average. West Virginia's Deer Kill Drops CHARLESTON, W. Va. Wl-The Conservation Department's final report on the six-day deer season shows that 12,417 deer were killed n West Virginia—a number some- viiat smaller . than previous sea- ions. '. Snow and cold, weather were at- ribntcd for the lower kill. The leading counties were Hardy, vith 2,11)6; Randolph, 1,271, and -lampshire, 1,555; The totals from all counties showed a kill of 8,202 bucks and 4,215 does. Paul Hornung, Notre Dame quar- .crback, also is a member of the jasketball squad. THIS IS THE with one BEER difference.. . REDUCED - SUPER SPECIAL DESK and CHAIR Reg. $37.95 DISCOUNT SALES. 6-10 Baltimore St. .. Next to W. Md. Rwy. 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