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T&go Six NAUGATUOK ; DAILY NEWS T3GER TERROR\ Nats Beat Browns; American League Race Gels Closer The Wimh I n'gton Senators humbled the histi .Hying Browns ' (o 0 hint night.-with. Milo Candlnl Inking shutout honors. The WnshliiRton crew hopped on two Rrownlc pitchers—Jack Kramer nnd Sam Holdnk—for 13 safeties. They put tho game on Ice wlt-.h a three-run first Innlnp. - The Cleveland .ImlUms and the Boston .Red Sox fought it out tooth and. nail. Cleveland led live to one »it the end of the' fifth Inning. Then 'Boston—sparked by Bohhy Doerr's 1 ' three-run homci— tied It up In the sixth and seventh. The Trihe'.'ttime back In the eighth with n. three-run barrage o:T Re- liefer Mike Ryba to win 5 to 5. Ernie Ponlwm pitched the New York Yankees to their «ocond victory over the Detroit Tigers this year, ft 3 to 3-triumph. He held the Bnnenls t° ftvc hits. The White Sox slammed Philadelphia's Tjiirmm Harris for two runs in ttio opening frame, and *i third in the third stanza. But Harris held them scoreless from there on. although he scattered 12 safeties. The A'a edged out the Sox, -I to 3. The 'Bums lost their nth straight gnmc yesterday bouMng before the Pittsburgh Pirates, 12 to 2. Frit* Ostcmueller — a Dodger castolT—did tho hurling. Rube Melton, for Brooklyn wilted under nfi seven-run bat-rape in the (Irst two Innings, and rookie Ralph Branca took the rest of the pound- Ing. Hank Wyne hurled the Chicago Cubs to a 3'to 2 decision over the New York Giants In the (Irst game of- n doubleheador. But- tho Neu- Yorkers came back to take the nightcap. B to 2. At St. Louis, the Cardinals took I on the Braves. The braves came ' out on top 10 to 5. . The Phillies, backing Chiu-llc Scrmn; with a tight fielding jcib, edged out the Cincinnati licds S to 2. AMERICA* i;jSAGUE Yostcnlny'ii. New York 3. Detroit 1. Cleveland S, Boston G. Washington ~. SK Louis 0.- Philadelphia -I. Chicago 3. Tho Standing • W. Li. 43 33 -10.35 37 3'1 37 37 33 35 30-39 St. Louis' ., -Hi-'Slon .... New York Washington Chicago ... Cleveland . Detroit Pet, .566 .533 .521 .500 ..1S5 ..(80 .407 .-HO Todiiy's fiimics, 1'Hchci* Detroit lit New York—Newhous- cr (12-3) n-s. Zubor (2-'l). ' . Cleveland at Boston. —Reynolds <n-7) vs. Terry (.1-C). ChicJi-m at Philadelphia—Humphries (2-2) vs. Florasc (-I--1). St. Louis at Washington (niglit)' —Jukueki (G-3) v.x. Lcfebvrc (2-2).' N.M'ION.M, ' Yuslrrdny'M llpHiiltst Piltsluirgh 13. Brooklyn 2. PhiladelphUi 3, Cinctniutti 2, Chii-gao 3, Now York 2 (1st). New York t;. Chicago 2 [2nd). Boston 10, St. Louis 5. Tito SUuidlng St. 'Louis .. . Cincinnati Pittsbut-gti . New York . Brooklyn l-'hiladelphla' < .'niciigo Bostor, W. L. •IS 21 •10 32 37 30 36 37 33 -11 31 39 27 30 30 43 Pet. .600 .5DG .5CV .•193 .•MG .•M3 .•109 .•111 Today's Gatnr.i, T'ltchcrs New York at Chicago—Foldmtui (0-3) vs. .Passeau (-l-t). Rrooklyti al Pittsburgh—MeLish (3-0)-vs.'Roe (5-G). Uonon at SI. Louis—Ba'.'relt (50) vs. M. Cocpcr (0-3). PhlUiclclphia at Clncinnati^Ger- (0-S) vs. Konstanty (3-0). Own Baseball Vernacular novns ANI» STAMI-J: Tell the Want Ad Audience • Mow .York,- July S—(UP)—-Down Havana : way the Cubans .arc be : .coming . more and more interested-In tho .American sport of- baseball, It's' an •'. interesting;.- and -picturesque game on the island, andahcre arc several loams •..that..-.lmve-;.fur- nii--hed plenty, of. pliiycvs'for.'out- own major . loiifruos. '-. • • ..'' .' And .the Cuban baseball contln- •geut has its own sian-g. expres- sions'that arc just us picturesque. One in particular-has an inlcr- -oHing liislory. . 'For Instance, you might bo'.stroll- ing down one 'of the main, streets of'Havana with -:i -newspaper, man and have- someone'' us-k your-.com- 1 ' "Do .'you have any 'Bottles' - tot today's frame, chico?" Now, thai iloesn'L mean" that the fellow is asking his nowspapci friend' for a drink— lie's merely asking for a priss 'for 'the ^'aine. •You sec. it-all started this way. When baseball 'started in Cuba lli= first Havana purl; was 'Almon- ilares stadium and it: was ^located : f]\iilc a distance from the" center of the city. There wore no water facilities at the 'park, so the ball players all c.-irriod bottles of wajcr along-.to be used during the afternoon. 'Each of the' better' known players managed to ma'kc arrangements to have a-youngster admitted to the game free while.'currying the player's bottle. Consequently before long everyone who had' passers ''to bull games began to -be known as "bottle carriers" and theii'passes were known as "bottles," • ..- So. don't forgot to. ask your favorite sports editor for ,1 pair of bottles, -the-, next, timo.; you .so' to. u ball game-in Cuba!-' " " '" ' IBiPiaBBiPiiiiWIiPWBWPHM^Jwji;JWJJft^l*K»*5^'-yrSSIC !3lHmMMMMPft3wn7)IVHalIRiNHIwn^ RUDY YORK-PQ\MER HUlli H OME RUN KING in the American league . lost year, Rudolph Presto-/. York, slugging first sacker of the Detroit Tigors, Is one of the few ail-around players In the major leagues. York, now In his ninth year, with the Tigers, has played every position but one on the field, including; pitch, catch, first, second, third and the outfield. Ho still hss to take over at ahorisiop. When York cams up to the Tigers In 1936 ho was a first baseman but he found that spot so well guarded by big 1 Hann Greenbcrg that ho was shifted to catch, In his first season with the Timers the German-Irish-Indian played third and also donned the foacksiopplng paraphernalia and lived up. to his reputation as a slugger by swatting 35 homo runs. York always has been .a power hitter from the time he broke Into baseball In 1933 with Shrove- port, of the Dixie league. He moved on. to Beaumont, Fort Worth and finally Milwaukee before the Tigers figured he was ready for the biff time. No floshy fielder arouncl tho first-base bag: .but Rudy's powerful bat has made him one of tho _Tlger stnrs. York's-big- year svas 1937 when ho hit 18 home runs In one month to crack the all-time.record. The huaky first sacker of the Tigers was born at Raglancl, Ala.. Atij?. 17, 1013. He Isra'rlghtliancl- ccf batter. His complete major league-batting average for eight. »easons with tho Tigers Is .286.. Grays latcher Holds Home Bun Record With Josh Gibson, the-Brown Bam- 3ino,- will' be behind -the plate, when the Homostead-.-Grays invade, Municipal • stadium.'.'..tonight . to >a.tt!c Fred. . Da'vi.'s.- -•'•Wate'rbury Brasscos at 8:30 under, the lights, Gibson-;gained nation-wide^fainc: by.-slamming a.liner, clean, but of; Ya'nkcc-.-Sta'dlum in center Held. It was the first-time .that a .ball had ever been hit that far/in the house that Babe Ruth built.' Gibson'also blasted a "Satchell Paige" pitch high over the center Hold fence at Forbes,Field-in Pittsburgh. This drive, .officials estimated, • traveled- -164 fe'et, .a distance that no playci- in cither major., league lias since equalled. Gibson practically -..assures him- self'of a base on balls- in. every gnmc, however Manager Davi sUtes'that he'will, have; his pitchers pitch to. Gibson'and in dcfcnse- •wili-Jiavc' fi fast-'ou'tflcld-wlth 'a-s'ur-' prise .or-two ; foi-, the fans.^ '•_. ; Gibson hit 70 homers''in ,1931;, a mark that no-player in the nation-•al pasttimo; has 'eyer'.equaled. . ; uiree-qunrtcr. inilo mark \Vednc»- . ........ He ranrtlie di.vtiineu in two. mln- utwt ,5ti 6-10 seconds, 'breaking I'u'ul . Moore's mark of two liUnutc*, 58 '7-10 . secow.^J, which was net 111 1944). -•' :f ' ' "• •'•.'• . • ' .• . -r'".- — — ; .- "The! St. Eouis .Cardinals, arc losing ' their No. 'one 10-M pitcher- George Mungor. ' .. • '•• .. : : Mungor.— who has a record o "ii. 'victories and- two defeats — re • "firis "for Army duly." next Tuesday •That's 'the day he was scheduled tojhurl for the National league -in 'trie annual /ill-star game. . '.Ho has the best pitching average .in the major leagues and has overshadowed .such St. .Louis, stars as^.Mprt Cooper and Max Lariier .all" year.' ' -Muriger is 25 j;ears old. inflelder Harlond Clifl Is flying from his homo in Yn.kiim«, Washington, to join, the Washington This 'n'That I (By. United Pre»») ' Just a year ago'this'wcek.-Whirl- away, the turf's, top money winner, was retired. Ho w;isn't the greatest horse ot- all lime. But, no otl'.er' bangtail ever gave the fans a bigger thrill •than little:Mister.'Big.-Tail.. • • They loved' to watch him flip out, that long- tail, and start burn : ing up chunks of stretch- in a last mi'nutc whirl that brought home 'thc^ taac;on. .••'•'-. In the'Dixie handicap, as'a four-; -year-old, he .came up so fast, that oho announcer" co'uld only, yell,."Here comes a horse.". 1 Maybe'Whirly wasn'.t one of-the "greats" . in l,urf "histoj.:y;.. .but ho igav.e the. American,track,.-'s6irie; moments it will never forget. .And he .did what only a' handful.- 'of other, bangl.ails have done.' 'He .captured the Derby, the. Preakness and lhc_ 'Belmo.nf stake's — racing's ."big. three." ' ,' • • • And tlu-purrh the next couple of, 'years, Calumet Farms! colors went to- victpry_,mariy 'times on .Wh'lrl- ' a way's back... • •-••„• •''•. The pinl-sized' uhestr^ut did things in a big way.:'.'W-heiv;h'ej topped-;Sea-, biscuits' money".wlfuilng record,' he ; .did it.w.ith"a splash.-/.' ;..,-..:: ".' •; Ho won .the 'Massachusetts handicap, bi-okc ' Seablsc.uit's, wi n "i n g record '-and set- a ; ;'t\c'w.';ti-aclv mark!. —all at the 'sarne. tim'ev-.' • ' The Ilitlc guy who;'Lobk all com-! C1 . s — a nd beat thein^-is a pension-' cr at Warren .Wrighti Calume't fnrm now. But in a'couple 'of years', his -sons and daughters 'will be prancing to the posts,, and- racing down: the ovals which made him famous. :; ATlie AiVdcntHon—wlio holils tho world wide record —,' set u new was traded Io the Senators '.by "the St. Louis Hrowns but luul prriyloiisly luinpiliicerl thai. 'he wan K'olng to. stay .out of bnscbiUl . tliii* year. He is considered one of tho top llilr<l hii.HCincii in (he American 'league luid should give the Senators plenty ot help. ... Sweden Likely Site For Next Olympics '.'New'York'. July S—-(U P)—An VAmouiean'-official |M-cclict.s. that if the'war ends in ti:ne for the renewal of tho' Olympic games iri IMS'the .games will go to Sweden. '•'Secretary. Dan Ferris.of the National"'' Amateur Athletic union pocks Stockholm ,is the most logical place for the next world-sports ~carnival. And that would give-the •two swift Swedes—Guilder Hugg 1an'(V'"A.'rhc. Anderson—a chance to wjri ' Olympic titles on.'th^ir home grounds. 'Ferris says Sweden is tho logi- ; 'car. choice; for. the next Olympic 'games, because, the Swedes have been neutrals nil through the war. They won't have the reconstruction problems that other European .nations, will- face—and they, arc close to the continental countries. The.A'AU oflicial thinks that's ah iniportant'poiht. He says that'most of .the countries now at .war will ,haye a hard time finding.'money ,to send, a team to Los Angeles or Buenos. 'A'frcs—two. other spots that have been suggested. But For- J-is. nays! they can nil .affond '.to.,'get jthcir stars.as:far-las. Stockholm. • On'the other hand," he 'points out ,that.many Americans w.ilKwarit ,to_ •Mce.-EurbpC' lifter this ,war,vas jthcy^, did-. after .World War;, One.'.: And-' iF,eVi-is..says pleht>- .of. 'American, .tourists'.'would .probably go over .'to •watch'-ou'r boys perform In the Olympics and visit Europe at the same time. . How ; ,about• the. Axis nations?— .W.qil-,i-Ferris; points.;.out:-th'at, y a'ftec 1 . un tTAoe snow.. J V-lijJJl* • ••ma*^r~~mi^^^—* DANCING Tomorrow Itight -.SUNDAY,- JULY 9 Lake Quassapaug Satcl Has Pitched Many A Tough Game ! O'l" Satchel Paige 'ha ; s p'llched a 'lot"of great ball.' g-amcs. The perennial mound .wl/.ard ot Negro baseball has seen plenty of great •days. 'But'-to'. Satch^thc- best, game 'he .ever- pitched/-;'way. onc^that'hc had. to,.win, or. else. ' . /•' 1 Pnlge -Wtt8. working for a. Latlh- .Amcrican president then'. His , tcani .was. Mho'. .President's!;' team. ' plTlgo.and. several'other star {^Cr pro ballplayers, had signed, with President's club, .after- the tcam.'s manager .deposited'*30,000. in an : American .bank. ' ' " . . They went dow.n to the'.Jjatln- American :country — and. found: ilhemsclves in the middle of & Storybook setup. When they played, trey .played, with the President's reputation at stake. If they lost they'd make their boss -look bad—, and this President,.'didn't want: to- look bad. . ... Ha took.good care^of Satch and the other ball players. He kept them "in ; a- hotel with -plenty of soldiers to keep- them out of trouble. Whatever the boy's did—wherever they w.cnt— those, soldiers went, along, to keep people from bothering the players;. Satch even was told to get to bed early every night—.they didn't want to take any chances with their aUir pitcher,. Paige's, team played 15 games. They split the first 14 — sometimes they played pretty, sorry baseball because of. the strain on them. But whan the fifteenth game came up—tlic rubber game—they knew they had to win or else. Because this last game was against a team sponsored by the President's fiercest opponent. That was the payoff. Both, political factions had their teams on the field— and both meant business. A victory meant plenty in the explosive politics. of that little country"- •'•''' When. Satch. went out to pitch hat day. he saw 7,000 fans in: Ihc stands. The ageless s t a r.- says every one of them 'looked, like be 'was packing a. gun or. a knife. .- > Their screams told Satch that they wanted the President's team .to win. There must have been some opposition .fans around—-but the soldiers kept tliem quiet. The-umpires called play. And Satch . says . he never worked . a tougher, game. - • . . . Tlic soldiers had talked to the umpires; And the umps got the idea. They knew..w.bich way, to call the playc — they knew it. wouldn't, be healthy to call a close one agrainsl Paige and his boys. But that only tightened up Batch's team a little, more. The harder they tried the. tougher things got—and the opposition was not cakewalk. Their, opponents had a. lineup packed with more American Negro stars. Satch kept bearing, down harder and harder. He knew that as long as the: catcher:.'.could- reach- his pitch, the umpire would call it :i strike. But when the; seventh inrJng rolled around,the. other, club led. 5 to •!.•., Paige and his teammates came toi bat in the se»-enth with shouts from the stands ringing- in their cars.' All the yells, said: -"You bctlar win, boys,-you..'better win," Tlie players loqke.d around.at the scowling soldiers. -Then they decided it was time to deliver. SiUch's learn stepped up- and pounded-, out two runs' in that seventh inning. They- led 6 to 5. .Ol', Satchell Paige says, he never pitched- two innings like those next two—he shut out the,.other club—and .that was better than a" no-hitter, to Satchell, His boys won. And they loft the country safe and happy. They had taken the tough one. John" Johnson Rated :•, /Vjj;. ..v; - ,V :>•. AM'?' ,---/'•>>, - f • ',-. •'. v . v? A/,.ong Nation's Game Tc - Get Under Way Ai r 8:30 Sharp; Huge. Crowd Expected . t - ... •'• -Jimmy..Taylor, •-manaprcr of "the 'TlomcHtcad.''Grays 'Svh'o will cross .bats .with' the- ''Brasscos'' at Mu- •nic'ipal'stadium tonight un'dcr tho lights. • h'njj; grouped': together aa array, of : the. best- ol -NcK.ro' ta!t ;^, t : in baseball.and his. club is picked, to cop -,thc pennant again, 3.1- tho.UBh. he. haa.. lost eight players, '.to the armed acrviccs. . Starting the 1944-.spring training season with only three pitchers and. an infield ripped apart, -Tkylor' lotft ho time filling the Baps, His••• first biff deal was the signing of ."Ixjng John 1 . 1 Johnson, a Riant youth, of G'4", weighing 198. Johnson, who is. expected to hurl against the. Bi-asacos is a right- hander with a blazing fast ball and if Johnson continues his present pace he will excel! the great "Satchel! Paige." .Taylor also performed a "Hou-- dini" with Dave- Hoskins, a sandlot product from Flint, Michigan.'Hoc-, kins' in one of- the . most . feared hurlors in the Negro league, today.. Honking, an overhand thrower has a. baffling curve that rates him with Stanley, of the Black Yankees, and BarnhJll, of the Cubans. Never, before in the history of this area has the fans had a chance to see the great Homestead- Grays in action; .therefore, it is expected that they will draw one of the largest baseball crowds in mtny a moon to the Wa.lerbu.ry | stadium tonight. This contest is j scheduled to start at 8:30 p. m. sharp. The. probable liTieups: Homestead Grays—Johnnie Bonn, If; Vic Hards, cf; Buck Leonard, I Jb; Josh Gibson, c; Jud Wilson, ] 3b;. Sammy Bankhcad, ss; David Whatley, rf; Joe Spcncci-, 8b; Johnny. Johnson, p: Dave Hoskins, p: Willie Hubcr, p. Brasscos— Wagner. If: Russo- mnndo, cf; Hack, c; Johnson, 3b; Block, ss; Shcchan, 2b; Dugas, rf; Fai-rar, Ib; Pcssullo, p. Local jrovcrr.mcnts in Louisiana may levy taxes on fractions of property'Value: 1 ranging- from 25 io 100 per cent. - From Newark Bears Philadelphia, July:-.8—'(UP)—Th^ Philadelphia. Athletics.;.have quired- the..services. ,of< Larry Rosen thai-from' the Bears,of. the.;International I In .exchange for Roscnthal. Athletics gave-the Beats outflc|d»r Lew Flick and an undisclosed amount.-of. cash.. .- . .-•.; Roscnlha]'played part.of the »«*son wjth the New York Ynnlmr and was placed • on. the. open mark. ct'-when ; he.', refuscd^/to report 'li • the Bc.irs several .days ago. -:' Waterbury Municipal Stadiu 8:30 P. M, Homestead Grays vs.' Waterbiiry Brasscoi Great Oak Farm OXFOKD 'ROAD Tel. MILK — EGGS Delivery To All. Parts Ol Xa'ugatuck the last- war Germany didn't get back into the..Olympics until 1928. And he says, that, .although the host nation can invite, any country' it wants-to, the Swedes might not ask the Allied, athlete's" to'compete against Germans. ALCAZAR TODAY, CLAIRli. 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