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WEDNESDAY, AUOUST 12, 19S4 THE OTTAWA JOURNAL 23 2) WESTWICK The Ottawa Journal Casey Went Through This All His Life m i. TTS other humorous In one tenia to hear torn o( tin reactions to the recent story that Casey Stengel might : be through with the New season. Aoart from aeneral exception has been taken to . One sports writer is chargedCwith "Jumping the gun" on It The Meta' brass naturally has quite embarrassed since, if the story is true, they naturally would Ilka the onnortunitv to discuss the matter with Stengel before it became public property. At the same time many that he should become the target for a story at this time of the season. It's embarrassing for him, they say, and convey - the idea that "it wUI break the Certainly it would be better f dean cut break could be made and both sides join In any such announcement But those who feel old Casey will after all be, a premature announcement of his passing from the baseball scene, are being - Stengel has spent his entire baseball life going through , this sort of thing. He's been.' ridiculed, hired against the wishes of powerful 'people withr different clubs.- He's under . ' tone such sevaM criticism during rough times that this type of development with, the It wasn't always thus for thick hide after all these years and booted around both la public print and eventually by front off ices. , ? . ' : ' ." : ., ? TOUGH ERA IN BOSTON .V ' Ktmpfl'i Have. In Kmnklvn ware raised anouBh but there couldn't have been' a tougher era fojf him than when ha mantied the Boston club of' the National League. Ha had admirers with the Braves, or ' them in the early forties, hut hi Club failed to make any headway in the standings. ' I Nobody could develop a ln all sport than Dave Egan. then writing for the Boston Record, Art Ross who died the other day could tell you a story or two about Egan as a critic. At any rata, Stengel became fair game for this writer who cut loose once with this paragraph about Stengel: .'." .. fHe'a a great guy, except tor those who work for him. He's a fumy guy too; always funny at somebody else's expense, and somebody is usually within bearing distance. So her wound up with a sullen ball club and the majority of players hated him. He ruined some of the young players, yet -he always remained funny in bat cruel and malicious way." ' "' -' .:--' ;l But Egan was to reserve his worst blast for a day to which Stengel almost was killed. A taxi cab bit him and wnca ha wound up in hospital with a broken leg, Egan wrote fast the cab driver should be honored with a plaque "as the man who bas dona the most for Boston baseball in 1943."" ' . , ' ' MISPLACED SYMPATHY , The amusing part of what you'd have to say is misplaced . sympathy for Stengel now is that the Egan story and hia associations In New York and subsequent munnurings while . with the Yanks bsva been actually Casey's life story. We re-- member one time asking Mickey Mantle If Casey's report' to a Senate hearing was as strange as It sounded. . Ha agreed that the old guy was at his best v . . . ' ' Our own impression of Stengel over a period of yean if that he's i superb actor who can launch into a session of ' "Stengeless" when he feels the urge but can 'he as lucid as anybody in the world when be wants to be. Casey has made a study of baseball, but mora important to him, he knows the people in It :. " ;. And don't think that ha can't be resentful of anybody taking the play away from him. There was one day when Branch Rickey decided to treat Casey a little casually. Rickey could do this with practically anybody In baseball Rickey took the crowd that day, and Stengel couldnt have shown hia own personal resentment In any other way. Ha popped out of the dugout and ssid to Rickey: "It's an right when, you tell the story, but that lent the way It happened." ' " . It's Just silly to bear people getting sentimental about Sengel getting "the gaW before it actually, happens. He's spent his life in this predicament but, bless him,' ha can take this or any of the incidents that transpired before. Casey has a tremendous wife and a bank account - ., This story would be Just a minor Incident in a career that has seen a tot of the same thing. Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Results Chicago, ; New York. 4. Chicago. 8; New York, 2. Baltimore, 8; Boston, 7. Washington, 5; Kansas City. Minnesota, S; Detroit, J. W L Ret GB 70 43 .619 64 44 .811 1 65 46 M9 4 Baltimore . Chicago ... New York , Loa Angeles 1 Detroit Minnesota . Cleveland . Boston Washington Kansas City 59 87 J09 12H 58 58 MO 13H 55 59 .482 15H 54 60 .474 16Vi 53 61 .465 17ft 45 72 -ZS3 27 42 71 J72 28 ... "; , NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Results ' " Philadelphia, 13; Chicago, .8 . New York, 3; Pittsburgh. X (Called and 7Ji Innings, rain.) San Francisco, 6; St Louis, 8. ; ' v'."-' Cincinnati, 4; Los Angelas, " Milwaukee; 9; Houston, 6. Standings J.'.V't.:. W L Pet GB Philadelphia 66 43 .608 - San Francisco 65 48 .575 " 3 Cincinnati 63 51 .533 84 Pittsburgh . St Louis . Mitwsukee , Loa Angeles 59 31 .536 7H 59 53 .527 gtf 57 54 .514 10 S3 56 .490 12 York MeU at the end of this sympathy for Stengel, Chief the way the story originated. denied it and perhaps are are feeling sorry for Stengel old man's heart" be broken up by what might a little ridiculous. Meu it almost a kindly act old Casey who has a prettjf la baseball when be was Bred Bees as somebody tried to call he test quite a few of them as mora caustic newspaper criti Records Chicago . Houston . New York ' 82 58 An 144 48 07 .417 21 33 78 .310 33 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesdays Results - Jacksonville,' 6; Buffalo, 1. .Jacksonville, 7; Buffalo, 2. Toronto, 9; Atlanta, 4. . Columbus, 6; Syracuse, 2. Richmond, 51 Rochester. 0., v W L Pet GB Jacksonville , 72 48 .800 Syracuse .. 70 48 JS93 1 Buffalo ' 64 51 .557 54 Rochester . 60 55 .522 94 Toronto ... 62 57 .521 94 Ricnmood . 94 61 .470 154 Columbus 47 71 JS 24 Atlanta ... 41 79 J42 31 SCRAP BUILDING PLANS PHILADELPHIA (APWPro- poeais to build a - stadium on stilts above railway tracks ap parently were scrapped Tues day when the promoters said they were Bulling out becai or opposition ay aome trouiw. The city hu been backing plana to build a 9t,eoe-seat muhl-pur. pose stadium above the tracks near, the Pennsylvania Rail road's JOth, Street station. It would have housed the base bell Phillies and the EagiesNofl National Football League. 4- Journal Want quick results. Ads bring Powell Powers Orioles to Wliiie Sox By MILTON RICHMAN UP! Sports Writsr Big Boog Powell once wss banned from playing baseball and there are some grumblers who seem to feel he never should have been permitted back. . This particular group happens to be made up of op "f r. V ... . " ' V '' . Chicago White Sox manager Al Lopez watches and makes hand signals as his team : achieves Its first victory of the season over the New York Ysnkees inYsnkee Stadium today. The White Sox, winning the day tame. M. broke the losing streak with the Yankees which began last Aug. 25, a span of 10 games. The White Sox won the night game too, 8-2. -. ;.' .- ' (AP-Joumal WlraphotM 'Special Stuff Ready ' for Hamilton Says Clair y. Hamilton Tiger -Cats are' coming to town. 1 -A r The last time these orangoutangs came this wsy they powdered the Rough Riders such a resounding thump, that reverberations ran right down the canal to City Hall. ' For those of short memory, , the count was 43 for Hamilton, Zip for Ottawa. . : Now they're coming back . . .' MoacaL Barrow, Faloney, Pattenon, I Henley . , -. the whole herd. After what the i Riders demonstrated. In To- . ronto in the opener Friday night, they might consider running away and biding; ' "SPECIAL STUFF But caach Frank Clair. Instead, says "we're getting soma special stuff ready for thenuV r r . ..:.' And they're getting ready without the defensive leader and team captain. ' Kaye I Stox International Race Set Tonight Promoter Gerry Bisson I scheduled his big 100-lap Inter national race on tonight's card at Capital City Speedway. , This marks the fourth annua Internationa and it has always proved a popular event for stock car fans,- ; Bisson stated that be has mora than 0 definite entries received for the 100-lap grind Including 10 from the Montreal area and four from the United States. v, Tonight's five-race program. which also Includes a 50-lap jalopy event, is slated to start at S.30 a m. with the time triale set for t pjo. Keith James will be one of ponents of the first-place Baltimore Orioles. . It also happens to be prejudiced. Just as you .probably would be too if someone was knocking your block off. WAS TOO BIG . . v j Powell was banned from the Lakeland. ' Fla., Little League 10 years sgo because T .1 V1 i: I i . e ajukj. k- "tJl ' U' 1 " SPARKS A SIGNAL VICTORY Vaughan. The cracked bona in his leg Is still causing trouble. ', He won't see action against . Hamilton Friday night at , Lansdowne, and he probably wont sea the Blue Bombers from Winnipeg next Tuesday either. , -, ' - Without Vaughan, the Riders have to contrive to put some pressure on Bernle : Faloney. Without a big rush, j Faloney- can accomplish -5 wondroua feats. ' ' s ' Under a heavy charge, he's Just like any other quarter-back. Also under a . rush, ha : can't wait for Hal Patterson and Gamey Henley to get ' Into position to receive those ' big bombs. ; Offensively1, thai Riders ' hope to move with more .authority - too. They have Ted Watkins and WhH Tuck- A th 'Ottawa drivers trying to puD down the top prixa money in the feature race which Bis son says offers a purse of $400 lor the winner. ' James is leading the sportsman: class points standing with 210, He Is followed Iby Andre Msnny and Gerard Bellveau, both of Montreal, with 129 and 118ft points respectively. ... ''' EXPECT SELLOUT LONDON (VPiy-A sellout Is in prospect for the Sept 22 world welterweight title scrap here between champion Entile Griffith and challenger Brian Curvis of Wales if early book Ings are anything to go by. Take Two From he was too' big. He stood 5-7, weighed 165 pounds at the age of 12 and, they were afraid he might kill someone. They were right, because American League pitchers will tell you , he's killing them now. . At 22, the 6-3 235-pound Powell Is the big reason the v ? 4 er to shake loose,' but against the type of defence Hamilton plays, they have to have aome running. . . ,-STEWART IN SHAPE ' Ron Stewart has been running better than ever. He has more drive, mora speed and mora savvy, and off his early form, he's heading for one of . his greatest seasons. . He cams out of the Toronto game with a wrenched ankle, but It has loosened up and he's ready to go. Joa Poirier also had a twisted ankles but it bas responded , and hell be reedy. . i Moot of the Rider prepare- .' tions have been completed. ' They now have to drill them '. , The Ti-Cata are expected X to arrive Thursday evening, J and after suffering a stinger from the ; Alooettes, they ', won't be In a humor for an easy canter. ', ... : BEEF FOR ALS ;': MONTREAL CP) Though their taste-buds reuin the ) sweet savor of a 33-9 victory ,' over Hamilton Tlger-CaU, Montreal Alouettes were dls- j playing a continuing appetite . for heavy beef. - , Two hefty caat-offs from the National Football League entered practice sessions at tha'tattem Football Confer ence club's camp Tuesday, and coach Jim Trimble has five days under Canadian Football League rules to size up their merits. , The burly newcomeis are Chariot (Chuck) Harris, a 260-pound two-way tackle dropped Monday by Pittsburgh Steelera, and Cody ' Blinkley. a 213-pound'' line backer and centra, let loose by New York Giants. v Meantime. Rene Riopelle. who was cut by Hamilton last week, wss signed by the 4 ' Vi Orioles lead the pack by one game today. Ha drilled his. 30th homer . left field bullpen st Bali- - more's - Memorial Stadium - last night to break a 64 tie and power the Orioles to so 8-7; win over . Boston Red . Sox. LAST OF THREE . Powell's shot off loser Dick Radau (10-7) in the seventh inning was the last of , three Baltimore horn- - era. and enabled reliever Dick Hall to register his eighth win In nine decisions. iSam Bowens contributed his 1 14th homer and Brooks Robinson his 16th. each Mow coming with a man aboard. . I Elsewhere in the American 'League, the Chicago White Sox, who had dropped 10 in a row to the New York Yankees, swept a day-night doubleheader from them 6-4 . and 8-2;. the Cleveland Indians blanked the-Los Angeles 3-0-. Minnesota snapped Detroit's seven-game winning streak 5-3, and Washington knocked over Kansas City 5-2. The Philadelphia Phillies retained their three-game lead in the National League with a 13-5 romp over the Ch'- cago Cubs while the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3. Mil-' wsukee downed Houston 9-6. Cincinnati licked Los Angeles' 4-2. and the New York MeU edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in a game limited to 74 innings by rain. . DRIVES IN FOUR i Pete Ward drove In four runs with his 17th homer and two singles to lead the Whit Sox to their 'jay-time victory ; over the Yankees . while Juan Pizarro made it a sweep by pitching a flve-hitter and belting a three-run homer la the nightcap. ' 'Piiarro, tag- . METS OBTAIN KKOLL NEW YORK (UPI) The New York Meu Tuesday obtained Gary Kroll. towering rookie fastball pitcher, from the Philadelphia Phillies as the second part of the Phils' pay ment . for outfielder P r a a k Tbomaa. '-.'. ..t . Montreal club after Just one workout and will likely play against Toronto Argonauts In the Ontario city Saturday night Riopelle is a rock-hard '. native of North Bay, Ont who can play flanker and . aafety and return kicks as welL ' 1 Another new arrival at the camp is John Quinn, a two-way Canadian halfback who played with end Al Irwin at ' Mc Master University. -- Trimble wants all the beef he can get for the Alouettes regular-season .home opener Aug. 20 against the Argonauts. And at least two developments since the Saturday night victory o v a r Hamilton serve to sharpen his appetite. These are the troubles Jim Andreottl continues to have with a chariey horse ha suffered in the game- and aa unidentified illness that hit Bob Mlnihane the day after and sent him to hospital. ' There la nothing seriously wrong with Mlnihane. doc tors say, but he must stay m hospital until lata In the. week for further study. Gc!f l!cc-rtcrj tor ''.'' 'v SPALDING CLUBS at Reductd Prlcts niam.aiMiiMin J U eaaw Win ged for Mickey Mantle's 23rd homer, won his 1 5th against six losses ss the Yanks suffered their seventh loss in the last nine gamea. Max Alvia' three-run homer in the ninth snapped a score-leas tie between the Indians snd Angels. ' It waa Alvis 13th homer snd his first since returning to the lineup last week following a bout with spins) meningitis. Rookie Luis Tiat recorded his fifth win in six decisions, with a four-bitter while Bo Betiiuky suffered hia eighth loss compared with nine victories. Tony Olivs's 26th homer in the seventh inning proved to be the clincher in the Twins' triumph over the Tigers. Reliever -Al Worth-ington posted his third triumph by holding the Tigers ' to one hit over the last three . innings." Hank Aguirra (2-6) xu the loser. , Don Lock's two-run homer snd Ed Brinkmsn's two-run double were the key blows in a four-run fourth Inning' rally that paced Washington , to victory over Kansas City in the battle for ninth place. The victory put the Senators a full game ahead of the A's snd was credited to starter Claude Oiteen. now 114. Diego Segui. 7-9, was the loser. - Jim King and Nels Matthews also hit homers, AMEBICAM LSAOUS 1 Chicma -' let see ms e IS l Nw York eos eoi 6oi set Harlm. Maul iSI. Wllhclm (7l an kUrtin: Terry. Hamilton ill . . u mh. Vim M .1 . . I . LF Terry l-Sl. BX noblnm Stkl Kubtk iSlhl. Wars illthl. Chlcae f tl SOS loa Site Haw Tara OlS ooa aei a S S Pllarro ilS-l, and Martin: Boo- a. ncalrf ill. WtlHaaaa S mm Howard. Blaachard S. LP Bon. 4IS-ISI. HltS Martin Mhl. Ptaarra iSrdl. Mantle XSri. Yanks Boaloa .. lie SIS SIO T 14 l .Ti and Saarry: Laaaay and BKk-Baltlmore tie SOS Son S s atta. WP Lonay. LP. Bicn- Hartaar. BadaM idi and Tillman: etla. Bunkar. 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