The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on September 19, 1933 · 22
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. ALAS, DUFFYS CLIFF IS DOOMED iTr?ri?r?rrrr I 4 j 4 4 44 I tMtf t J i vi T it $ uKe i t I I 4 J A 10TOFTH6M C6UU 6ST UP O.K. XI Wi BSS3. ' 1 i. a?r" 'M , . i o 1 ; s J I i mmm QUINN BACK IN MAIORLEAGUES Becomes Business Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers Bob Quinn returned to the major leagues today. The Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League this morning told Bob that he was to succeed Dave Driscoll as business manager of the Flatbush flock. Until last Winter, Bob had been In major league baseball for a score of years. The last 10 were spnt as president of the Boston Red Sox and after selling his interests In the Boston American League team to Wool. is up! Tailorings up! Everythings up! But the broken lots among our last seasons suits and overcoats, now at end-of-season prices, still draw a grateful smile from the Budget-eer! Suits that were $35 to $55. $30 now! Suits that were $45, $50 and $55. $3S now! Suits that were $50, $55 and $60. $40 now! Suits that were $60, $65 and $75. $45 now! Broken lots of MENS LIGHTWEIGHT OVERCOATS that were $45 to $55. $23 Our new Fall styles are ready whenever you are including everything to complete a boys outfit for school. Rogers Peet Company Formerly Macullar Parker, YREMONT IT. AT BROMFIELD imiKi WHY THOUSANDS ARE SWITCHING ' 11 mi t "A. friend just introduced me to the Totem. Say, how long has this been going oh real Havana tobacco in a five-cent cigar? Great! fitiiO TO &&(?& C&d ROBERT OUINN Tom Yawkey he bought the Reading team in the New York-Pennsylvania League. Early in the 1933 season tbe Red Sox took control of the Reading team and made Quinn its president. Bob will give up his position as chief mogul at Reading in favor of his new duties which bring him into the National League for the first time. I BUSINESS MANAGER OF BROOKLYN TEAM RESIGNS BROOKLYN, N Y, Sept 10 (A. P.)-David Driscoll, business manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National Baseball League, today announced his resignation and said he would sign with another club within a few days. Driscoll has been connected with the Dodgers for 14 years. YESTERDAYS BASEBALL' AMERICAN LEAGUE GAMES TODAY Cleveland at Boston. Chicago at New York, two games. STANDING OF TEAMS Boston at Cincinnati. New York at St Louis. Brooklyn at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburg, twb games. DAYS BASEBALL STARS ' (By the Associated Pres ) Tex Carieton. Cardinals His eiyhth lnnlnf eincle drove iu rtn that beat Giant. Jobnnv Frederick.' Dodrer Accounted for four run aaint Cub with homer and (ingle. fm Grav, Brown Pitched effectively to down Senators. Rob Johnson. Athletic His home run end single drove tn three runs against Tiger. , Oral Hildebrand. Indians Limited Red Sox to two h.t. Paul Wdnm-, Pirate, and Ed Holler, Fhillie. Former "honier won first game, latter pitched four-hit shutout in second. Bill Crban.ki, Brave tombed Reds pi I chine for two triple and insie, Johnnv Allen. Yankee., and Leslie Tielia. Whit sox Both pitched welt as teams split double-header, s LNHHH o- f&il U f ?i Notes of the By Melville The Sox surely got plenty of tough baseball out of their systems yesterday. Some of them seemed to have landed in the in-a-daze class. Billy Murrays always welcome hereabouts. Hes one of the old school who watch baseball and dont miss a bet." Hes 100 percent for baseball, but is still strong for the players who really battled to win, and for whom the pay was a secondary consideration. The plans for the Braves-Red Sox set-to a week from tomorrow are big ones. A great cause, too, and everybody's shoulder is pushing against the wheel. Fifty thousand dollars or more for the relief fund is the gotl. Boston and all-New England fans will welcome the news that Bob Quinn will be the business manager of the Brooklyn Nationals another year. But what a real loss to the American Leagues Henry Johnson now figures that his aim is going to be all right another year. He intends to start working out by Feb 1 down at Bradenton, and is assured by the doctors that the old whip will be okay in a few months. The Washingtons should be grateful for those eight wins by one run over the Red Sox and for the five successive wins by the Sox over the Yankees. No other two factors in Washingtons 1933 season were greater than these.. Oral Hildebrand was very close to being entitled to a no-hit game at Fenway yesterday. Had a real outfielder, instead of Wes Ferrell, been in left field, the Sox two fungo base hits would have been gobbled easily. No workout for the Sox Wednesday, but drills on Thursday and Friday. Saturday come the Yankees, from whom the Sox have won seven of the last nine games played. Three hundred thousand dollars, perhaps more, will be spent to make the improvements at Fenway Park. The LEVINSKYNOW AFTER CARNERA V - Sharkey Practically Done as Heavyweight Threat CHICAGO, Sept 19 (A. F.)-King Levinsky, Chicago West Side battler, today had his eye oa Primo Cameras world heavyweight boxing title, following his defeat of Jack Sharkey, former champion, in a rough and tumble battle at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox. -- Matchmaker Nate Lewis of the Chicago Stadium, much impressed by Levinskys marvelous showing against Sharkey last night, said he would open negotiations Vith the Camera management at once. The bout, if arranged, will take place in the Chicago Stadium this Fall. Camera has met and defeated Levinsky twice. The defeat practically eliminated the ex-sailor as a heavyweight threat, although he has another bout booked with Tommy Loughan at Philadelphia on Sept 27. However, his share of the receipts in both fights is $25,000. Sharkey entered the ring a favorite, but the money of his backers Avent glimmering in the first round. Levinsky rocked Jack with a hard right and followed with another that floored the ex-champion for a seven count. Later in his dressing room Sharkey admitted that he never recovered from that first blow. King had Sharkey staggering in the second round when he again scored with rights. When the bell ended the third round i NED BRANT AT OQGSMD H(sQf3 Old Game E. Webb Jr ; capacity next year will be about 38,000. However, should the wjrk not be, finished by opening day tima next Spring, the Sox will play at the Braves Field Wigwam. That has already been fixed up with Pres Emil Fuchs of the local Nationals. Down will come the famous Duffy Cliff in left field and there will be a high wall in that historic district. The center field bleachers will be farther from the home plate than at present but the first vows of seats will be much higher above the ground. Jack Barry will have about 10 days baseball practice for b'.s Holy Cros squad thus Fall. He seldom has a tough finish up at Worcester but this Springs against the B. C. Eagles was ,ke a bolt out of a clear sky. , Good news from Pittsburg. Wally Berger is sitting up, but hardly will be in trim to take part in next weeks windup games with the Phillies. Giants must wait at least until night- all to be sure of their pennant, and it may happen that Washington becomes a sure winner in the American sooner than the Giants do in the Na-X tional. Sammy, Grays arm was not so sore yesterday that he could, not hold the Senators down in the pinches. Sam could not have been very enthusiastic about joining Cronins crew when he told Clark Griffith that the old soup fcoqe was out of kilter. Freddy Fitzsimmons wds hit on tl.e neck by a line drive in St Louis yesterday. Getting it in the neck :n this instance was much better fer Fred and the Giants than a crack on the pitching arm. Cleveland has won 16 of 21 gan.es from the Red Sox, shutting them, out 6 to 0 and 9 to 0 at the Fenway and 7 to 0 and 4 to 0 in Cleveland. The Sox also has scored only one run in five other games with the Indians, who, for the year have made 117 runs in the series to Bostons 65 runs. the Boston fighter was so dazed from the constant hammering of Levinskys fists that he walked to a neutral comer and had to be helped to his seat. Sharkey was unable to use any boxing science against the bull-like charging Levinsky and hit low In the fiftn round. The seventh was the only round that Jack won. He appeared to have recovered somewhat and peppered the Kings head with his left and shot hooks to the body. King came near scoring a knockout in the next round with his wild swings and won the last two by wide margins. A smarter boxer would have knocked Sharkey out. - King failed to take advantage of the opportunities when Jack staggered around the ring in a daze. Sharkey weighed 201 and Levinskf scaled 44 pounds more. Promoter Sammy Wolff announced the show was a financial success. The attendance was 20,317 and the gross receipts $52,996.40. Sharkey received $25,000 and Levinsky about $S600. SHARKEY LICKED KING, MANAGER BUCKLEY SAYS PHILADELPHIA, 'Sept 19 (A. P.)-Despite the Boston battlerj: defeat by King Levinsky, Jack Sharkey is picked by his manager, Johnny Buckley to stop Tommy Loughran, former light-heavyweight champion in the first five rotinds of their bout here Sept 27. In a telegram from Chicago, scene of the former heavyweight champions latest setback, Buckley said Sharkey is leaving for Philadelphia today. He licked Levinsky 'easily and should have been given the decision, the message said.- Would have stopped Levinsky in two more rounds Sharkey in good condition. He did not get a scratch in Levinsky bout. Will stop Loughran inside of five rounds, then fight Baer in Miami in February. ( CARTER Work Wanted CADS GOT TO HAVE HELP, NED-ANOIF I WORKED IK MIC STORE, WAT WOOLO CUT OOWN MIS ovegmead By MELVILLE E. WEBB JR Theres no question that the "survival of the fittest Idea Is being followed out, not only in theory but in practice, in the two major .league races this year. . -The Giants have had to battle all up and down the line, first to land in their position and then t6 hold it. For the Washingtons it was a hard race for months. That it is. all over now except the shouting, for the Senators, is just the "result of consistent winning, several weeks before the Giants began to show their respective class. Races usually end as they should end with 'the final leaders deserving their places. It is surely like that again this year. Both Senators and Giants are reaping the September harvest they well are , entitled to reap. J Edge on First Division With less thah a fortnight still to go, the Washingtons; were their rating to be determined by what they have been able to accomplish against the ' -other first division clubs in the American League, tyould be just where they are now perhaps with a slightly higher percentage of games won and lost. With several games still remaining with the second and third place clubs from New York and Philadelphia, the status of the round robin for these two teams and Cleveland,, is that the Senators have won 36 games while losing only 23. That is a good leeway against the clubs which have done what little threatening the Senators have been obliged to consider aij the year. Lead Yanks, 12 to 7 Against the Yankees the American League pace-setters have won 12 of the 19 games played. They have won ' six of 11 games in Washington and six of eight games in New York. In the series With the Mackmen the Senators have won 11 games while losing only eight. ' Playing in , the Griffith stadium they have won six cf eight games, and in Philadelphia their ccUnt has been five wins, six defeats and a tie. Washingtons series with Cleveland shows a 138 record in favor of the Senators, and there will be no chance to play that 22d game, Playing at home,' the leaders have won seven of their 10 games from the Indians uni took six of 11 played in Cleveland. Giants Won as Many i The Giants have had no such going against the three clubs which they have had to battle all the way this year. Not only the Cubs, Pirates and Cardinals qt one time or another have been in the contender class, but there also was a very serious late August threat by the Braves. However, against the three Western clubs now hitting up a first division pace, the Giants have won 35 games while losing 30. They have won one less as many against their own first division teams as Washington has won from the two-three-four clubs in the American League. -The difference has been in the number of games lost, the Giants ratio of wins having suffered because of having lost seven more games than Washington to teams which have been in the contender class. Same Against Two Teams New York's . pace this seaapn has been the same against both the Cfibs and the Pirates. Against each of these clubs the potential champions have been winners 13 times and losers nine times. They also won nine of their i first 20 games from the Cardinals prior to yesterday. Playing against the Cubs on the Polo Grounds Bill Terry's leaders won seven of nine games and seven of 10 games were taken from the Cardinals at the Giants own home park. In Chicago those two double-header wins last week brought the Giants rating to 0-7 at the north side, and there was an even split in the dozen games played in Pittsburg, New Yorks home record against St Louis Is six wins against five defeats, and three of the first 10 games were won from the Cards out in St Louis. Similar Home Records Of course there always will be controversy whether the Giants, In tha National' League, have had to stand up under more opposition from the other first division clubs than the Washingtons have had to stand up under when opposed to the three club3 now immediately behind them in the American. Regardless of that feature, it Is interesting to note that the New Yorkers and the Washingtons have had practically the same heme record this season against the respective groups which they are .now heading in that section of the race wherein lies the World Series dough. Fc f, , playing against . the Cubs, Pirates and Cards at the Polo Grounds this season the Giants have .landed the winning sffores in 20 of the 30 games, and down in the Griffith stadium, against the Yankees, Macks and Indians, the Senators have won 19 games while losing 10. TH me THeMOST a CATCHES FINAST NINE AT ARLINGTON Meets Pals Tonight Play-Off Series in Arlington baseball fans will have an opportunity to see the leading home-run hitter in the Suburban Twilight League in action tonight when Jim McHale leads his First National Stores nine against the Arlington Pals in the first game of their play-off series, at Spy Pond Field, Arlington, at 5:30 oclock. McHale made a seasons record when hq hit two home runs in a regular season game at Stoneham. and he continued his savage hitting in piloting First National to three wins and two ties in taking the play-off series with Stoneham Cubs. Jerry Pagliuca, who led the Cape Cod League in triples the past threfe seasons, will be back in the Pal's lineup. His big bat is expected to offset McHales hitting.' Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars will present the Pals with a loving cup before the game starts. The second game of the series will be played at Trrm Field. Somerville, Thursday evening at 5:30 o'clock. MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS (Br The As0( latcil , Pre-s) i National Iasne . Batlins Klein, Phillies, .370; Davis, Phil-lie. .330. . Runs Martin, Cardinals. 117: Olt, Glnts, 08 Runs Batted In Klein. Phillies, 115; Bersrer, Brave, and Ott Giants 100 Hits Klein. Philhe. 20V Martin, Cardinals and Fnlhs. Phillie 184 Doubles Klein, PhiMiee, 40; Med wick. Cardinal?. 30. , Triples Vaughan, Pirates. 19; P. Waner, Pirates. IS. Home Runs Klein, Pbillies. ST: Berrer, Brave. 20 Pitching Tinning, Cubs, 136; Cantwell, Braves. 19 9. American T eague Batting Foxx, Athletics, .334: Manush, Senators, .335. Runs -Gehrig, Yankees, 128; Foxx, Athletics, 118. Runs Batted In Foxx, Athletics, 149; Gehrig. Yankees, 124. Hit Manush, Senators, , 210: Simmons, White Sox, 19... , Doubles Burns. Browns, 44; Rogel, Tigers. 42. Triples Manush, Senators. Averill, Indians. and ( omhi. Yankee. 18. Home Runs Foxx, Athletics. 45; Ruth, Yankee. 30. Pitf him Grove. Athlrcs, 22 7S White-hill, Senators, 217. CLUB AhJO ,TH apams House - MB a jmiwg- DOWA Todays Another Landmark Goes Duffys Cliff Doomed . Battle Song Recalled By Victor O. Jone MODERN improvements, like modern plumbing, are great and not to be discouraged, but I wonder if many an old Red Sox fan wont feel a pang at the passing of Duffys Cliff, that dangerous bit of Fenway Park terrain in left field. Its doomed to disappear as parted Tom Yawkeys recently announced $300,000. rebuilding 'project, and lo ( another famous Boston landmark yields to progress. Tom Earlys The Cribb Club, Billy Mahoneys, The Adams House, ' The Revere House, Woodbury's, the Charlesbank Gym, Holmes Field, The Nickleodeon, tbd Panorama in Park Square, the Marble Bar at Young's, Brigham's, Castle Square Theatre, Pemberton Square Polira Headquarters, the New England House, Heel Alley. . . They re all gone, and now Duffys Cliff Is going to join them in Umho. Had to Recall the Old Lewis ALL those resorts flourished before my time, because I' belong to thu safety razor era rather than the mustache cup epoch, Duffy Lewis, tio, flourished before my time, and Seeing him on the coaching lines at Bravos Field, it is a little difficult to create the image of him fielding that Lansdowne-st bank as though it wasnt there. But Ive been to Braves Field with old-time American Leaguers and th mention of his name never fails to kindle the spark ofreminiscence. I suppose they 'feel the Bame way about him as do the old patrons of . Youngs v-Len they now purchase postage stamps where once they used io dire on gala occasions. It's the place, but yet it isnt. , And so Fenway Park without its Duffy Cliff will be different, too. Duffy himself has said many times that the left field bank in his day-back arouno 191b wasnt as steep as it is now. It nevertheless required much practice and a good deal of agility to field it the way he did. A bit against that wall wasnt a hit unless it struck five or six feet abovu Duffy's head and he was so good at'' going after them that some of hio put-cuts looked positively routine. lim McAleer, himself quite an outfielder, was president of the Red Sox when Feuway Park was first opened in 1912. The Sox that year wcu the America League pennant under Jake Stahls leadership, and they beat the Giants in a very close World Series. Duffy, flanked by Tris Speaker and Harry Hooper, made the cliff famous long before the World Series, and as a matter of fact the cliff wasn't there f r the championship-. Gathering Place of Royal Rooters TJLEACHERS, stretching the whole length of the wall, were put in front of the mound on that occasion and Duffys alpine abilities were not required. Even so, the cliff was not without its distinction, for it was in those temporary bleachers that the Royal Rooters did , their stuff during the eight-game series. Royal Rooters for the Red Sox have been xomparatively scarce these days, but there was a time when membership in that organization was highly esteemed. They were g gang which used to follow the Red Sox back and forth between New York during the series, behind a band, carrying pennants, and generally doing what used to lie considered collegiate, but which noti even collegians attempt in these more sophisticated days. They were the boys who .made "Tessie famous, on the slightest provocation bursting into: Tessie, you make me feel so ladly . Why don't you turn aroundt Tessie, you know I'Hove you madly; ' j Babe, my heart weighs about a pound. Tessie, how can you ever doubt met Tessie, you'll never live without me. ' - Tessie, you are the only, only, o-n-l-y-y-y-y. Tessie Adopted for Boston Bruins T wouldnt guarantee the words of the meter of that song, for hks so many popular ballads, it is not perpetuated save in the mindi and vocal chords of those who used to warble It with so much feeling. Butthat was the general Idea. Since then "Tessie has been used ai a Boston Bruins, battle song at the Garden, a piece of impertinence which has made not a fewold Royal Rooters violently ill. Because of those temporary bleachers, the Cliff acquired no particular fame in the '12 World Series, and it was Harry Hoopfrs famous bare-hand catch in right Center field off Larry Doyle which has gone down into history as the most famous catch ever made in. ths bark. But Leslie Mann, of the Cubs, in the '18 World Series, when the Cliff was not screened by bleachers, made a very important put-out while" lying on his back at the top of the bank. 1 And there isnt an old Red Sox follower who cant recall dozens of hair-hoisting ascents find some calamitous descents off the wall under the score board. None of the others ever quite matched Duffys agility, for none of them had bis opportunity to practice there. But most of the great left- ' fielders have looked pretty good on the Cliff, some better than others. Bib Falk, the old-timers say, -was almost as good as the Old Master himself. Charfey Jamieson was another good one. Babe Ruth, in his prime, used the bank Jlke a sofa to make hard chances look downright voluptuous. 4 I Al Simmons, of the moderns, has done the trick as well ss any of them. And on the other side of the ledger weve had enough Fat Fothergills Not so good going up, but he holds the record coming down, says Gene Mack to provide. If not thrills, plenty of laughs. Well, the Cliff is going and nothing can be done about it. After all, why should'anything be done about it? Inquest By Bob Zuppke :i

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