Daily News from New York, New York on September 9, 1947 · 119
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Daily News from New York, New York · 119

New York, New York
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Tuesday, September 9, 1947
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ft MM CI -C2 P3 21 1 $ Ml ! 1. I I Larry MacPhail's denial of a press conference charge that Rickey wanted to get rid of Durocher means that Larry fears discipline by Happy Chandler. Baseball has has had a peaceful, prosperous and respectable year under Chandler . That ex-Marine flash, Ted Bushell of Northport, L- I., passed up a Browns' contract to enter law school. "Who wouldnt ? . . . Pirate owners got back the $370,000 they invested to renovate Forbes Field ... Waite Hoyt, mixing1 a sense of humor with his technical knowledge of the game, is easily the top baseball broadcaster . . . What happened to Mickey Vernon, or. was his winning of the AL batting rffle just one of those things? . . . Tony Lazzeri, Jumbo Brown tells us, was the smartest ball player with the Yankees, while Bill Terry was his choice for all-time manager. And Jumbo didn't get along with Bill . . . Fan mail galore advising us that Reese is the best all-around shortstop this season . . . Best spot player in baseball Arky Vaughan . . . The catcher can stand where he likes on those intentional -pass throws because there just isn't any "catcher's box" . . . Furillo comes closest to matching Slaughter's great arm . . . We'll never forget Casey Stengel's first clubhouse speech to his Dodgers ... "I don't want to see any of you fellows leaving the hotel at 3 A. M. and telling me you are just stepping out to mail a letter. I pulled that when I was a busher." . . . The Glenn Dobbs trade must have had money involved. If not, owner Bill Cox should have his noodle examined. ii'i 7 ,vv Fans peeved at radio broadcasters who keep urging them to come to the park... "there are plenty of seats' when the seats actually are all occupied in plain sight of the shilling broadcasters Dave (Boston Record) Egan's All-Star camp story on Blanchard confirmed by Charley Trippi. ... Copies of that controversial sports survey recently run here can be secured by writing C. J. Hyland of the General Aniline & Film Corporation, 230 Park Ave Francis Wallace does his usual excellent job in his Saturday Evening "Pigskin Preview. He says Leahy and Notre Dame are great. But is that news? ...Hall of Fame: Paul Martin, Beth Page Widgeons, pitched four no-hitters. ...Kappy 80th birthday to race trainer Henry Mc-Daniel!... Catholic Institute of the Press is having a Memorial Mass said for Hughie McQuillan. , ...... v i Paterson Panthers and Jersey Giants play a big charity game at Roosevelt Stadium Thursday night for the CYO. Father Henry Murphy, director of the organization, is a genius for sports detail. He supervises the activities of more than 10,000 members in 53 centers, has 60 baseball teams going in three divisions, has 17 basketball leagues in 17 divisions involving 2,640 boys and girls on 176 difFerent quintets. . . . Michael McCall running the George McQuinn testimonial at 9th Regt. Armory Sept. 27. . . . Ridgewood Grove celebrates its 25th anniversary Saturday night. . . . Arthur Hale after watching the Giant-Dodger series: "I have no way of knowing whether the ball is livelier or the pitchers deader. All I know is that players who in their prime swung with all their might for long flies are now taking half swings and golfing the ball into the upper tiers!" . . . Burt Shotton capsule philosophy: "Easy does it and one game at a time." W.hli- Tough 8ieo, v a Come to think of it we have never once heard a ball player discuss the O'Connell case, the Black Sox or any other blemish. It seems to be an unwritten law never knock a rival in front of a reporter. ... We often wondered how a guy who won a big wad at the races in one afternoon feels and acts when he reaches home. Al Jolson scooped up $60,000 one day at Belmont. We now learn from an intimate friend that Brother Al bought a detective magazine, a bag of peanuts and a bucket of soft drinks and settled fn his hotel room for the evening, not once mentioning the gold bag he wen. . . t - Len Wooster's advice to freshmen baseball writers, "Be critical, analytical, and gossipy." . . . Sports broadcaster Bill Brandt is a registered osteopath. He can eliminate a headache with a five-minute massage. Bet he can't twist a hangover loose! ... It is our belief Burt Shotton will sign as '48 Brooklyn manager for $25,000. . . . Gaspar Bernardini, grand old man of Puerto Rican baseball, in town f or the-Series. He signed Ramiro Ramirez, who piloted Syd Pollock's La Palo-mas this year, to run his San Juan club next season. ... Good to see Lou Little will have a record heavy line. We remember the day when this master, strategist had to get along with 170-pound tackles. . . . Dodgers don't underestimate Cards but are determined not to let them grab that bunting. Club morale very high. Now that Hollywood money is invested in baseball you are going to tee a lot of phony yarns "planted" just for the sake of denials and publicity mentions. Latest is the one circulated about Bing Crosby and his search for a new manager. . . . Dugout nickname for Mager-kurth, a good umpire, "Professor I. Q. Blowtop." . . .. Best sports picture gallery around is at the Stevens Brothers' Fifth Avenue offices. ... Another player nickname for the current crop of golf-ball homers, "Cheeseburgers." ... Because we are in the same age group we appreciate Dazzy Vance's philosophical comment when he passed 4S '! "I am not middle-aged, my friend. I have merely reached the stage of LATE YOUTH!" . , , , .. Gonzales Forces Mulloy To 5 Sets, Then Bows By Gene Ward ' ' A hot tennis tamale by the name of Dick (Bad Boy) Gonzales, who once was banished from the game because he refused to attend school, almost, but not quite, threw the text book at Gardnar Mulloy on the turf at Forest Hills yesterday. This 19-year-ld of Mexican extraction uncorked" a serve which packed the wallop of tequilla and carried the fourth-seeded Florida ace to five sets before he blew up and out of the National Championships. TVTiillnv a rtnvi Cininer who owns the lofty No. 5 spot in thef jn the oniy other top-half-of -the- U. S. ranking, finally won his way into the third round. 6-3. 6-3, 2-6, 9-rl, 6-4. "but before he did, rollicking Ricardo had him hanging on by his toe-nails in that tension-paced fifth set. FANS FOR GONZALEZ. What's more there was double nressure on Mullov. because the grandstand gallery was all for the swarthy, grinning Gonzales right down to the last bobby soxer in the back row. Then, just when he had the upset of the tournament in his grasp, Gonzales fell apart like an over ripe avocado. Leading 4-3, and with his own sizzling service coming up, Mulloy cracked through as Gonzales tightened up twice to dump easy half-volleys into the cording. That was it. Gonzales took just a lone point in the final two games and said afterward that he had come down with a muscle cramp in his leg. But amid the groans of his hero-worshippers could be heard I the pleased chuckles of our Davis Cup brass who are eagerly searching for up-and-coming talent to replace Jake Kramer and Ted Schroeder. The scouting experts not only saw a "big" service, but also a fine net g"ame, including as eye-stopping a, stop-vol!ey as has been witnessed on the West Side Tennis Club's sacred lawns in many a year. It's a forecourt flick of the racquet, producing what the boys' term a "drop daid" shot. Gonzales, who lost a year of seasoning due to a tour of duty in the Navy, has many faults, particularly a lack of depth on his ground strokes, a bad return of service and a weakness on low volleys, but for a lad on his first Eastern junket he did alright. FA LK EN BURG ALMOST BOWS Another who teetered on the brink of extinction was Bob Fal-kenburg, seventh-seeded racqueteer who was one of the sensations of last year's Nationals. The California clouter was trailing, 3-2, in the final frame before he literally "sweated" his way past Harry Likas, a fancy Frisco shot-maker, 4-6. 6-2, 6-3, 4-J 6-4. Australia's Colin Lyig also won draw encounter, so he and Bob led the way into the fourth round. There were no more surprises in lower half tin's. Frank Parker, ' Vic Scixas. Faneho Segura and the other two Aussies, Dinny Pails and Jack Broniwich, joining Mulloy in the third r.ound. U2 mmmxmm- GOOD PAY BIG DEMAND I Enjoy interesting work of proititional tlanding. 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