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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 29, 1948
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t. 1 Legionnaires Pound Ball; Corwith Gets 18-0 Defeat 5-Hit Shutou Served Out by Fred ricks By JIM VANHEEL Sports Editor The Mason City Legionnaire baseball team made its first appearance under the lights at Roosevelt field a grand affair Saturday night before 800 fans by drubbing Corwith 18-0 for the winners' ..Vth triumph of the season. It was slaughter right from the start. The Mason City club smashed 18 hits in the game off 2 Corwith hurlers including 4 triples and 4 doubles for a total of 30 bases and -the Legionnaires hit safely in each inning, failing to score only in the 2nd and 7th frames. Fredricks on Mound Sharing top billing with the hit parade of the Legionnaires was a fine hurling performance by their big moundsman, Mully Fredricks. The veteran pitcher, in gaining his The Bbxscore CORWITH—0 AB H PO A Hanson, Sb 4 1 0 4 Castor. Ib 4 1 13 0 Farnnm, c * 0 4 2 Wittkopf, se 4 t 0 4 S. Sbipman, cf 3 0 1 1 D. Shlpman, cf 1 000 D. Merriam, rf 3 000 T. Merriam, rf 0 0 1 0 Oxley, If 4 0 3 0 WaKman, 2b 3 1 2 4 Mooding, p 2 1 0 1 Stott, p 1 001 Totals MS S ~* 17 MASON C.'TY—18 AB H PO A Henely. 2b 4 4 0 ? Diaz. 2b 2 2 0 0 G. DiMarco, 3b 4 1 1 1 Jewell, 3b 2 000 Blanchard, ss U 1 2 3 F. Day, cf 4 3 0 0 lloffite, cf 1 1. 0 » P. Day, c, rf .". ." 7 0 Bruns, Ib 4 1 D 0 A. DiMarco. If 5 200 Barracks, rf, c 4 0 7 0 Frertrlcks, p 5 0 1 8 Totals 44 18 27 9 Score by Innings:-'' CORWITH 000000000—0 5 G MASON CITY ... 402 132 OCx—18 18 1 Summary: Errors, Moodlng, Bruns, Waltman, Mooding, Hanson 3. Two-base hits, F. Day, Diaz 2. A. DiMarco. Three- base hits, F. Day 2, P. Day 2. Buns batted in, Blanchard 3, P. Day 2, A. IMMarco 3, Barracks, Diaz 2, Jewell, Hogue. Stolen bases, Bruns, Henely 2, Barracks, T. Merriam. Struck out, by Mooding 2, Fredricks 12, Stott 1. Bases on balls, off Stott 3, Fredricks 1. Left on bases, Corwith 7, Mason City 7. Passed ball, Far- nnm. Wild pitches, Moodinff, Slott 2. Hits, off Mending 10 in 4 innings, off Stott 8 in 4 Innings. Hit by pitcher, P. Day 2. Lostnp pitcher, Mooding. Umpires, Hahn and Hert. Time, 2:05. Red Sox Continue Hot Streak MULLY FREDRICKS —Registers Whitewash Welter Title Bout Ready to Go Again Chicago, (U.R) — Ray "Sugar" Robinson and Bernard "Dock" Docusen were set to square off Monday night in Comiskey park for their twice-postponed 15 round welterweight title match. Promoters Monday said a heavy training schedule and rigid diet had pared 'enough weight from Robinson to allow him to make the 147 pound weight limit. But some observers believed Robinson might be weakened by the diet. The champion was at least 4 pounds over the maximum last Monday when the bout with the New Orleans battler was called off because of "unfavorable weather." He barely made the limit June 17 when bad weather forced the first postponement. Robinson announced Friday that Monday's fight will be his last as a welterweight because of weight difficulties. He stood to lose at least his $5,000 weight guarantee and pos- Post 9th Win in 11 Contests Athletics Take 7th Straight Triumph By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer The old familiar cry of "stop those Boston Red Sox" is being heard once again around the American league. During the past month this has been the most Herculean task in baseball. Paced by Ted Williams and Vern Stephens at the plate and Joe Dobson and Dave "Boo" Ferriss on the mound, the red hot Red Sox have knocked off every kind of opposition to leap right back into the pennant scramble. Best in Circuit Monday, with 17 victories in 22 starts during the month of June, the Sox are firmly entrenched in Olympic Hopes Take Jump as Records Continue to Fall the first division only games behind the pace-setting Cleveland Indians. This easily has been the best June showing of any club in the circuit. In 4 weeks, the Red Sox have gained 5 full games on the Indians ricks allow more than one hit and only one Corwith batter got as far as 3rd base. The shutout was the first registered by Mason City this season. The defeat was the 3rd in 8 starts for the Corwith team this season. * Austin Packers Here on Tuesday The Austin Packers will be in Mason City Tuesday night to meet the Mason City Legionnaires in a baseball game at Roosevelt field scheduled to start at 8:30. The Packers of the Southern Minnesota league have for many seasons fielded one of the top clubs in the gopher state and the Tuesday contest under the lights is expected to be one of the top attractions on the local baseball schedule this season. The Rockwell-Legionnaire game at Roosevelt field Sunday was called off because of rain. sibly the title if he fails to make and 6 on the 2nd place Philadel- the grade at weighing-in ceremonies Monday, since the Illinois Athletic commission threatened to vacate the title in that event. The weather outlook was for cloudy weather with occasional showers. Promoters said the fight would go on Tuesday night in case it rains. shutout, allowed only 5 hits, fanned 12 Corwith,batters and issued only one walk, that coming with only one putout to go in the ball game. Bud Mooding hurled the first 4 innings for Corwith and was touched for 10 hits and 7 runs, including 4 markers in the initial frame. Keith Stott, who relieved Mooding, didn't fare any better and in the 8th inning the Legionnaires broke loose with their biggest splurge of the game as 2 walks, a hit batter, 2 errors and 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, sent 6 runs across the plate. Boosting- the Averages The batting averages of the local club took a big jump. Second Baseman Bob Henely got 4 singles in 4 trips up and his replacement in the leadoff spot, Lu Diaz, got 2 doubles in 2 times at bat. And the Day boys knocked the cover off the ball. Fats polled out 2 triples and a double in 4 trips while twin brother Pewee had a perfect day at the plate with a pair of triples and a single, being hit with pitches on his other 2 appearances. Pewee scored 4 runs in the game while Don Blanchard and Al Dimarco were the big cogs in clearing the base paths as each drove home 3 runs. Only in the 8th inning did Fred- 3 American Women in Net Quarterfinals at Wimbledon Meet Wimbledon, E n g., (U.R)—Three U. S. women, led by Top-seeded Mrs. Margaret Osborne Du Pont of Bellevue, Del., reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon tennis championship Monday with straight sets victories over British opponents. The 2 other U. S. women stars to gain the round-of-8 were Third-seeded Mrs. Patricia Canning Todd of La Jolla, Cal., and Fourth-ranked Doris Hart of Miami. Mrs. Du Pont, the women's defending champion, eliminated Mrs. Peggy Dawson-Scott, 6-2, 6-2; Mrs. Todd trimmed Mrs. Mary Halford, 6-3, 6-3, and Miss Hart breezed by Joan Curry, 6-2, 6-3. The 3 were joined in the quarterfinal round by Louise Brough, U. S. National singles champion from Beverly Hills, CaL, who ousted Edith Middleton of Britain, 6-0, 6-1. A heavy downpour suspended play for almost a half hour as the 7th day of the historic all-England tournament got underway. In the men's singles division, 4 confident U. S. racket-wielders occupied exactly one-half of the quarterfinal berths as the tourney went into its 2nd week of play. Skee Riegel Beats Kraft in Trans-Miss Kansas City, (/P) — The deadly consistency of Robert "Skee" Riegel's long irons and putter brought the colorful amateur champion a 6 and 5 victory over John Kraft of Denver, Colo., in the final of the Trans-Mississippi golf tournament Saturday. In winning his 2nd Trans-Mississippi title, Riegel's game was not brilliant, but the Glendale, Cal., star had the right shot for every hole on the 6,700-yard par 72 Mission Hills Country club course. Riesel traveled the 31 holes m one stroke under regulations figures and led 3 up at 18. The 45-year-old Kraft, made a battle of it in the morning round, but on 5 occasions during the afternoon lagged putts that would have won the hole inches short of the cup. Riegel, seldom on the outside, repeatedly came up with brilliant recoveries. Waterloo Beats Greene to Win Softball Crown Des Moines, (#>)—John Deere of Waterloo, the favorite defeated the Barth team of Greene Saturday night, 4-3 to win the Hawkeye holidays softball championship. In its semifinal game, the Waterloo club nipped the Prairie City All Stars, 4-2, coming from behind to score 3 runs in the sixth inning for the win. In the other semiwindup, Greene tripped Amvet Post No. 20 of Ottumwa, 3-2. The summer air over an acre of woodland possesses more moisture content than the air over an acre of water such as a lake at the same temperature. Trojans Win NCAA Baseball Championship Kalamazoo, Mich., (/P)—Southern California's Trojans took the National Collegiate baseball title west for the 2nd straight year as they whipped Yale 9-2 in the deciding game of their 3-game series Saturday. Yale had evened the series by winning the opener of Saturday's doubleheader 8-3. SALE ENDS SAT., HURRY NOW AND SAVE FUN FOR THE KIDS AT A SPECIAL SALE PRICE 5 Play gym set Regularly $12.95 While They Last Only! Here's a sturdy gym set at a small price! Swing with steel seat, adjustable trapeze bar, set of large steel trapeze rings with molded rubber grips, and 2 horizontal chinning bars. 1 in. steel tubing throughout. Red and green baked-on enamel finish. SPORTS DEPT. 23 E. State Ph. 380 JOE MCCARTHY —On the Way Now phia Athletics. Joe McCarthy's climbers also have gained 3 games on the 3rd place New York Yankees despite the Bronx Bombers' .615 pace this month. The Red Sox moved another full game nearer the top Sunday when they swept a doubleheader from the Browns 2-0 and 6-3 in St. Louis. The twin triumph gave the Red Sox a record of 9 victories in their last 11 games. Sunday's second game was limited to 7 innings by rain. Williams Sets Pace It was Williams again who provided the winning blow in the nightcap. Ted slammed his 16th home run with 2 men on base in the first inning to get the Sox off on the right foot. Williams' batting average is now .415. He leads all hitters with 69 runs batted in. He has a 15-game hitting streak going. The Athletics swept a doubleheader from the White Sox 6-5 and 6-2 in Chicago to pull within 11 percentage points of first place. The double victory, Philadelphia's 6th and 7th in a row, marked the first time this season the White Sox have gone down to 2 defeats in one day. Young Carl Scheib allowed 11 hits in the opener but managed to stagger through to victory. Dick Fowler gained his 5th triumph with an 8-hitter in the nightcap. Tribe, Nats Split The Indians kept first place by coming back to defeat Washington 4-1 in the 2nd game after the Senators had won the opener of their twin bill 5-2. Three Washington pitchers held the Tribe to 8 hits in the opener. The Nats collected 10 off loser Gene Bearden and his 2 successors. Lefty Tommy Byrne, making his first start of the season, handcuffed the Tigers with 2 hits in Detroit as the Yankees won a 7-0 shutout. The Yankees got 9 hits off Paul Trout and Stubby Overmire. The Boston Braves retained their half game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the tight National league race by turning back the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1. Boston teed off against the Pirate Starter Vic Lombard! for 2 runs in the 2nd inning to take a lead they never relinquished. Home runs by Stan Musial and Martin Marion, and a 2-run triple by Nippy Jones, sparked the Cardinals to a G-4 victory over the Dodgers in Brooklyn. The game was called at the end of 8 innings because of rain and darkness. The round tripper was No. 17 for Musial, who is batting .405. Reds Nip Giants Scoring 2 runs after 2 were out in the 7th innings, the Cincinnati Reds came from behind to nip the New York Giants 4-3 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The 2nd game was postponed by rain. The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies divided a doubleheader in Philadelphia, the Cubs winning the opener 6-2 and the Phils taking the nightcap 7-4. The 2nd game was called after 8 innings because of the Sunday C p, m. curfew. WINS HORSESHOE MEET Des Moines, (U.R) — Ted Allen, Boulder, Colo., defeated Casey Jones, Waukesha, Wis., 2 matches to 1, in the finals of Sunday's Hawkeye Holidays horseshoe tournament. Allen threw 257 ringers out of 322 pitches. Jones threw 254. By JOHN GRIFFIN ! United Press Sports Writer New York, (U.R) — Interest in track and field competition reached its highest peak in 12 years Monday as new world's records and new stars ushered in the final month of preparation for the summer Olympics in London. Three world's records went by the boards during the weekend just past—the mark for 220 yards around a turn, shattered by Lloyd Labeach of Panama; the mark for 440-yards, broken by Herb McKenley of Jamaica, West Indies; and the mark for 220-yard low hurdles, smashed by Harrison Dillard of Baldwin-Wallace college. Also in the spotlight was a brilliant mile run. by Gil Dodds, 3 top-notch high jumps, and a 17- year-old decathlon champion. Labeach lowered the 220-yard curve record from 21.2 seconds, set by Ralph Metcalfe, to 21.1 seconds. McKenley trimmed his own 440- yard record from 46.3 seconds to 46.2, although he missed his own 46 second flat clocking which is awaiting official approval. Dillard continued to rank as the U. S. A.'s best hope for an Olympic championship with a 22.4 performance over the 220-yard low hurdles. That race was a tenth- of-a-second better than his own official world mark, but still a tenth higher than his unofficial record. Dodds, rounding back into shape after being sidelined since an a1> tack of mumps during the winter, blazed a mile in 4:08.8, the fastest by an American this season. His comeback is expected to get a stern tost on July 2 and 3 when he clashes with intercollegiate mile Champion Gerry Karver of Penn State" in the National A. A. U. championships at Milwaukee. That meet will be one of the most important in years, a semifinal elimination for the final Olympic tryouts at Chicago, July 9 and 10. The 3 fine high jumps again emphasized that the U. S. A. seems certain to win that event with ease. Dave Albritton, 36- year-old star of the Dayton, Ohio, A. C., leaped 6 feet, 8J inches, and was closely followed by Bill Vessie of Columbia university and John Vislocky of the New York A. C., each with 6 feet, 6£ inches. The 17 - year - old decathlon champion was Bob Mathias of Tulare, Cal., high school. 'He astounded the track world by scoring 7,224 points, to win the Nation A. A. U. championship at Bloomfield, N. J., Sunday as 3- time winner Irv Mondschein of the New York Pioneer club fin- lished 2nd with 7,101 points. Hogan-Demaret Win Patty Wallops Babe for Title Chlc«o, (/P)—Patty Berg, Minneapolis professional, erased a 4- hole deficit on the final 6 holes to defeat Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1 up, on the 37th green of a hectic overtime battle for the women's Western Open golf tourney championship Saturday. The 30-year-old Miss Berg, in her first match-play meeting against the Babe, ruined the 35th birthday celebration of Mrs. Zaharias. The Babe blew up completely on the last 9 after leading most of the scrap over 6,434-yard Skycrest Country club. Patty's triumph matched Mrs. Zfeharias' 3 victories in the Western Open. Apparently nettled by a low- flying airplane which buzzed the gallery of 2,000 most of the back 9, Mrs. Zaharias saw her 4-hole lead melt away under Miss Berg's stubborn battling until the match was squared on the 36th green. Then, on the 400-yard 37th the sturdy Minneapolis red-head rang down the curtain on the Babe with a nifty par 4, while Mrs. Zaharias scrambled for a 5. ^ Mrs. Zaharias, entered from Ferndale, N. Y., plainly was exasperated with the plane, which started hovering over the gallery just about the same time she commenced fading. She had a little strong language after the match, concerning the plane which didn't appear to bother Patty so much. Patty, who trailed by 3 holes after the morning 18, held her own the first 9 of the afternoon June 2*, IMS 13 M»»»n CHy Gl«bc-G»ctle, BUira City, U. on session. AP Wirephoto DECATHLON CHAMPION— Bob Mathias, 17 year old Tulare, CaL, high school athlete, displays a big grin at Bloomfield, N. J., Sunday after winning the National AAU decathlon title and a place on the U. S. Olympic team. He scored 7,224 points in 2-day competition. Major League STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB Boston 36 26 .581 St. Louis 35 26 .514 i Pittsbugrh 33 28 .541 2i New York 31 29 .517 4 Philadelphia ... 31 33 .484 6 Brooklyn 27 31 .466 7 Cincinnati 28 36 .433 9 Chicago 25 37 .403 11 Sunday Results Cincinnati 4; New York 3 (2nd Jacobs Wins 5th Amateur Championship Okoboji, (/P)—For the 5th time in its history, the Iowa amateur golf crown rested upon the dark locks of Shotmaker Johnny Jacobs of Cedar Rapids. Demonstrating anew his amazing ability to rebound, Jacobs came from behind in his finals battle with Bob Mann of Spencer Saturday. He flashed sub-par form to go on to a 6 and 5 victory in the afternoon payoff. Jacobs Among: Best Jacobs, one of the greatest competitors in the annals of Iowa golfdom, previously won the title in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1946. He was in the navy from 1942 through 19-15 and was eliminated in the semi-finals last year. In the morning round, Jacobs slipped to a 2 over par 38-37—75 while Mann had a 35-39—74. But on his amazing opening 9 of the afternoon Jacobs flashed to a 5 up lead with a 4-under-par 32 while Mann needed a 38. The climax match was fought under sparkling skies as a light breeze whipped the Brooks Country club tourney course. The gallery was relatively small. Outshines Opponent The 27-year-old Cedar Rapids golfer consistently out-shone his 21-year-old opponent from the tee and on his approaches but on the morning round a cold putter saw him 3 down to the Stanford U. student at one point. Mann, playing in his first major tourney, displayed a steady brand of golf in moving off to an early lead over Jacobs and indeed it wasn't until No. 18 of the morning round that the chunky Jacobs pulled up even for the first time. Johnny Takes Fire It was on the afternoon round that Jacobs caught fire with his traditional rifle true form. • On the long No. 1 he laid his 2nd wood shot within 6 feet of the cup and ran the putt home for an eagle 3 which marked the beginning of the Rain Washes Out Full Sports Slate Sports events on the local scene were all rained out Sunday. The midget auto races at the fairgrounds, the Legionnaire baseball game with Rockwell, VFW game with Cedar Falls and the Junior Legion twin bill at Ames were called off. No new dates have been set for any of the events. Inverness for 3rd Time in Succession Toledo, Ohio, (U.R) — Battle- weary Ben Hogan said Monday that he would not be back next year to defend the Inverness best- ball golf title which he won Sunday with Jimmy Demaret for the 3rd straight time. Hogan, the bantam belter from Hershey, Pa., said he found long tournaments like the 126-hole Inverness too gruelling this late in his golfing career, and would have to deline an invitation next year. He and Demaret established a virtual monopoly on best-ball play by their "plus 16" victory Sunday. In 2nd place, with a score of plus-G, were Chick Harbert and Vic Ghezzi. First place was worth $3,000 to the Texans and each received $250 extra for making the most birdies in the tourney—a total of 52. Announce Baseball Setup Swea City — High school Baseball Coach Edward Stewart announces that summer baseball will be offered for any school children who wish to participate. Following is the schedule: Mondays, all those in or below 6th grade, 1:30; Tuesdays, 7th and 8th graders, 1:30; Wednesdays, both groups, 1:30. Friday is reserved for high school baseball practice and games start- at 5:30. game postponed, rain). Boston 9; Pittsburgh 1. St. Louis 6; Brooklyn 4. Chicago 6-4; Philadelphia 2-7. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB Cleveland 37 23 .617 Philadelphia ... 40 26 .606 New York 37 25 .597 1 Boston 31 28 .525 5i Detroit 29 32 .475 8i Washington 29 34 .460 9} St. Louis 23 37 .383 14 Chicago 18 39 .316 17* Sunday Results New York 7; Detroit 0. Washington 5-1; Cleveland 2-4. Boston 2-6; St. Louis 0-3. Philadelphia 6-6; Chicago 5-2. Sports Calendar TUESDAY—Austin Packers at Legionnaires, time 8:30. Junioi Legion at Osage, time 6:00. WEDNESDAY — Legionnaires at Estherville, time 8:30. Rudd high school at Junior Legion, time 6.00. of "the British Open golf cham-j THURSDAY—Bancroft^ JLions a pionship. The pair of 68s set a record for the Gullane course since its post-war alteration. end for Mann. Johnny uncorked a birdie 4 on the next hole to go 2 up and after halving the next 2 he turned in birdies on Nos. 5, 7 and 8 to go 5 up. They halved No. 9. Jacobs lost No. 10 when he 3- putted and they halved No. 11, jut he bounced back to 5 up on 12 when Mann's putter failed lim. On No. 13—the climax hole which ended the meet — Jacobs aid his approach shot to within 5 feet of the pin and holed his putt for the victory. Jimmy Thomson Tied for Lead in British Open Qualifying Muirfield, Scotland, (JP) —Jimmy Thomson, long-driving American, and Roberto de Vicenzo, an Argentine professional, tied for the early lead with scores of 68 Monday in the first qualifying round Legionnaires, time 8:30. SATURDAY—Fort Dodge Packers at Legionnaires, time 8:30. PONT1AC Prescribed Service Our auto body repair men have the "know how" to put your car back into shape. They're experts at body and fender work, installing: safety glass ... John Gallagher, inc. 22-24 3rd N. W. Phone 1144 HELP MAKING AM AUTO TRIP? Check up on your lights, tires and brakes of course, and especially, check up on your Automobile Insurance. Make sure that you have adequate protection. PREVENT ACCIDENTS FREE TIRE INSPECTION Come In and Have Your Tires Checked Before You Start on Your Vacation Trip. It May Save a Life . . . PERHAPS YOUR OWN Slight Charge If We Have to Dismount Tires , U. S. Royal Masters You Can't Buy a BETTER TIRE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE TIRE & SUPPLY 125 First St. S. E. Phone 572 Jack Murray USED TIRES — $1.50 UP U»7*

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