The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on July 5, 1942 · Page 23
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I ,,IWI... ,, ., UNNECESSARY ENERGY Harry Donning slides into second base on his double to center which went past Eddie Miller in third inning of Giants' first game with Braves at Polo Grounds yesterday. That's Al Roberge with his back to camera, awaiting throw from outfield. Miller, with cap in hand, seems a bit puzzled by it all. Giants scored three runs in that inning and won this game, 11 to 5, and the nightcap, 3 to 2. OROOKLYN EAGLE D CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS REAL ESTATE SUNDAY, JULY 5, 1942 SECTIONS C D BUDGE TRIMS RIGGS FOR PRO NET TITLE Crowd Boos Official in Singles, Later Tosses Cushions at Kovacs By OSCAR FRALEY In a match that disturbed the hallowed dignity of famed Forest Hills, Don Budge, the lanky redhead from Oakland, Cal., regained the National professional singles tennis championship yesterday with an easy 62, 62, 62 trumph over Bobby Riggs of Chicago, Giants Twice Top Yankees Divide Braves, 11 -5, 3-2 1 1th for Melton The rules of racquet decorum were strained to the Meaklng point midway in the match midway In the match when a sun-baked, shirt-leeved crowd of 8,000 at the West Side Tennis Club booed officials who refused Riggs the right to put on spikes. Walter Pate, Davis Cup captain and tournament referee, tested the turf and ruled that pikes were not necessary. The officials remained adament nd the crowd continued to show its displeasure whenever close decisions went against the little, black-haired belter. The farce continued as Budge nd Riggs teamed to win the doubles championship from the clowning Kovacs and Bruce Barnes, 26, 63, 64, 62. Midway in the final set Kovacs, too, demanded that the players be allowed to wear spikes. Refused permission, he staged a ten-minute sltdown strike before resuming play as the crowd booed lustily. When play resumed Kovacs continually argued with the crowd and was showered with cushions as the watch ended. Kovacs testily tossed one back. There was no sropping Budge, In each of the first two sets he spotted Riggs a brief lead and then, turning on the full power of his sizzling serve and playing the baselines with deadly precision, he hammered away to regain the title he lost last year to Fred Perry, the former British star. Perry did not defend the championship, having retired recently because of an elbow injury. Riggs broke Budge's service in the second game of the first set to take a 20 lead, but the Cali-fornian came back to break Riggs three times and then held his own service in the eighth game, taking it at love, to win the set, 62. Riggs held service in the opening game of the second set to go ahead, but in the fifth game Budge broke through. He smashed through Riggs' serve again in the seventh game to take a 52 lead. It was then that Riggs protested Continued on Page 3 Driggs Ekwanok Victor Over Torgerson, 2 Up The Braves lost three Fourth of July decisions at the Polo Grounds yesterday a couple of ball games t othe Giants, 11 to 5, and 3 to 2, and an argument to Beans Reardon in the second game. Max West exploded like a firecracker and was tossed out of the game by the upms in a mob scene at the home plate. Reardon was taking a heavy rid ing from the Boston bench and when the Braves shouted "foul ball" on a grounder that Bill Werber came up with to end the fifth inning, Reardon up and called the Braves semi-pros right to their red faces. "And, furthermore," continued Beans, "get yourself a new first baseman. West is out of the game." This brought Manager Casey Stengel charging out from the bench. West had started for his bag, but when he heard the umpire's edict he, too, came rushing at Reardon. ready to decide it with his fists. But Johnny Tobin dragged him out into the middle of the infield. Nanny Ferdandei pushed Jocko Conlon around, but the main bout was over and West left for the showers. FIRST GAME Bravei ' Olanta abrhoa abrhoa 4 0 0 3 1 Wrber.3b 5 12 0 5 Ross. If 3 00 2 0 Jun,li 411 2 3 PerndM.3b 4 0 0 0 1 Ott.rf 33 1 OO Lombardl.c 2 0 1 0 1 5 2 2 12 0 Masl.c 20 1 2 1 Barna.lf 5 3 3 2 0 Demarecrf 3 11 3 0 Dannlne.c 3 12 8 0 Miller. ss 2 00 22 MarihalUf 4 0 2 0 0 C ccln'llo.2b 2 2 2 1 2 WUriJb 4 0 0 3 4 4 1 2 9 0 Melton.B 40 1 0 1 Ro' 4 1123 Donovan. p 000 00 Ernckson.p 1 0 0 0 0 aTobln 1 00 00 WsllBce.B 1 00 00 bShti 10 0 0 0 I With Red Sox Ruffing Stars in 6-3 Opener But Hub Rally Clinches Finale, 6-4 Special to the Brooklyn Eagle Boston, July 4 The league-leading Yankees and second place Red Sox wound up just as they started four games apart by dividing an Independence Day doubleheader before a capacity crowd of 32,902 cash customers and 773 service guests at Fenway Park this sunny afternoon. Big Charley Ruffing pitched cau- tiously and rapped out three hits himself while annexing the opener, 6 3, for Ruffing's eighth triumph of the season and the 252d conquest of his brilliant career. Tommy Henrich, with a pair of doubles, a single, a walk and a sacrifice for a perfect performance, was Charley's main support as the Yanks rapped four Boston pitchers for 14 blows in this affair. Joe DiMaggio starred afield with 10 putouts, one shy of the American League record. Ted Williams' big bat was the deciding factor in the closer in which the Sox came from behind to take by a 64 count. Williams blasted his 18th homer of the season, a double and a single to drive across three tallies, which brought Ted's R. B. I. total to 79 for the season, and score another himself, Lanky Tex Hughson lasted the distance for the Sox in the nightcap to record his eighth win of the year against only three defeats, while Fordham Johnny Murphy who took over for Tiny Bonham after the Yanks rallied to knot the count at 3 all in the first of the eighth, was the losing pitcher. It was Murphy s third reverse against four victories. Totals 34 5 8 24 11 Totals 37 11 14 27 13 aBatwd lor Errickson In filth. bBatted lor Wallace In ninth. Braves Giants 01000010 35 40320002 X 11 Error GremD. Run batted In Mlze 3, Barna 4. Marshall 2. Demaree. Wltek. Melton. Cucclnello. Oremp Roberue 2. hltsDannins, Cucclnello. Three-base hit Mlr.e. Home runs Demaree. Mike. Cucclnello. Barna. Roberge. Double play Junes-Wltek-Mlze. Left on bases New York 8, Boston 4. Baes on balls Off Donovan 2. Errickson 1, Melton 2. Wallace 3. Struck out By Melton 8. Wallace 1. Hits Off Donovan 4 In 2-3 Inning; Errickson. 9 in 3 1-3: Wallace. 1 In 4. Losing Ditcher Donovan. Um pires Conlan. Reardon and Ooetz. Time 2:17. Estimated attendance20.000. By RALPH TROST Manchester, Vt., July 4 A couple of Long Islanders, a long, long way from home Eddie Driggs and Ray Torgerson waged a magnificent gol fmatch up here at the Ekwanok C. C. today with Driggs, the old master, the winner by 2 up. The victory put Driggs In the emi-finals of the battle for the Robert Todd Lincoln Memorial Cup against 17-year-old, lanky Johnny Bheary of Troy, who ousted Ray Billlws, 2 and 1. In the upper bracket the survivors were medalist Pierce (Bud) Russell, who beat W. H. Wood Jr. by the least the law allows 1 up und Powell Crichton of Winged Foot, who, after conquering the Cup defender, Mark Stuart, la the morning, carried on to beat the Barre, Vt., stylist, T. E. Woodruff, 4 and 3. The Driggs-Torgerson affair was a real thriller, with Driggs repeatedly In trouble in the stretch but so keen with his recoveries that he all but broke Torgerson'g heart. Both were out in 35, even par, with Driggs 1 up at that stage. Ray dropped to 2 down when he missed an 18-lnch putt for a birdie on the 10th. Driggs, however, took three putts on the 12th, so the situation was unchanged when the fireworks began. Ray touched off the first spark when he almost holed a two on the 235-yard 13th. Driggs was bunkered twice on the 14th but al- Contlnued on Page I Walsh Regains 200-Meter Crown Ocean City, N. J., July 4 (U.R)Stella Walsh, 31-year-old Cleveland runner, today recaptured her title in the 200-metcr dash with comparative ease in the National A. A. U. women's track championships. Miss Walsh, who suffered defeats In her favorite event during the past two championships, finished 15 yards ahead of her nearest competitor, Jean Kaplan, Chicago, In the comparatively slow time of 25.4 seconds. Stella's American record is 24.1. Third place went to Kath-erlne Geary of Philadelphia. Romona Harris, New York, won the eight-pound shot put with a heave of 37 feet 10 'i inches. This was eight inches better than the effort of Dorothy Dodson, Chicago. Frances Corn, Cleveland, was third. McCluskey Wins 15-Kilomefer Title Fall River, Mass., July 4 (U.R Lt. Joe McCluskey, U. S. N., running for the New York A. C, today won the National A. A. U. 15-kilometer championship race which featured this city's Independence Day celebration. The aging McCluskey, who won the 10,000-meter N. E. A. A. TJ. track championship June 20 at Randalls Island, N. Y sprinted the last eighth of a mile an dfinished in 51 minutes, 29 seconds. The favorite and defending champion, Lou Gregory of New York's Millrose A. A., the nation's top middle-distance runner, did not compete because he was reportedly hospitalized at Oneida, N. Y., for an appendectyro. Victor Dyrgall of the Millrose Club finished second in the field of more than fifty In 51.38, and Ed Cook of New Bedford, running for the Norfolk, Mass, Y. M. A., was third In 51.58. HECHT, 5EGURA REACH BROOKLYN NET PLAY FINAL Ladislav Hecht, erstwhile Czecho- Slovagian No. 2 Davis Cup player, and Francisco Segura of Ecuador will meet this afternoon at 3:15 in the final round of the Brooklyn singles tennis championship at the Knickerbocker Field Club in Flat bush. Hecht qualified by disposing of Vincent Paul of the West Side Tennis Club in the semi-final round yesterday, 64. 61, while Segura got into the titular bracket at the expense of Charles Master-son, an English teacher at Mepham High School, 64, 63. Paul made the mistake of trying to throw Hecht off stride by playing the Czech's type of game. Lad-islav's answer to this was to change his tactics entirely and force Vinny to make mistakes on which his opponent capitalized. Although he was defeated Paul went down fighting hard. Masterson and his high bounding service had Segura puzzled for a spell but once the aLtin from Manhattan solved it he got in effective licks. His terrific return shots of lobs frequently caught Masterson out of position. But for two serious wild streaks in each set the school prof might have fared better. Segura surprised the gallery by employing his famous drop shot on but two occasions an deach time it paid dividends. MURPHY. i I n I nl 'I uoagers Kouna rnns In Twin Bill, 14-0, 5-4 Higbe Hurls 7-Hit Shutout in Opener While Case Rescues Allen in 9th Inning Of Nightcap-Reiser Slams Out Five Hits By TOMMY HOLMES Staff Correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle Philadelphia, July 4 The Dodgers said it with bats this afternoon celebrating Independence Day right here in the town where the Declaration was written and adopted. They played 17 carefree innings and one anxious one as they beat Hans Lobert's woebegone Phils by scores of 14 to 0 and 5 to 4. Klrby Higbe flipped a tasty shutout in the opener and long-chinned Johnny Allen was doing almost as well in the after-piece, until the Phils staged a brief but furious revolt in the ninth. A four-run lead all but disappeared before Hugh Casey, the burly fireman of the Brooklyn pitching staff, got matters under control. And, at that, Casey needed a bit of luck to get out of the jam. With the tying run on third and two out, he reached up and defected Earl Naylor's hot smash through the box. Peewee Reese grabbed the ball and threw Naylor out at first by a step to end the game. Northey Hits for Circuit The Phils were the first to score in the second inning when Rizzo missed a shoestring catch of Northey's low liner and the ball went through to the fence in right for a home run. But the Dodgers blasted Ike Pearson out in the fourth by scoring four runs on passes to Rizzo and Camilli, Herman's single, Owen's double and an error by Shortstop Mamie. Pete Reiser lined his sixth homer of the season over the right field wall off Naylor in the Brooklyn ninth and that run, far from superfluous, became the margin as Allen faltered. Allen got the first man out, but Glossop doubled to right and Koy tripled over Reiser's head in center. Litwhiler doubled to left, two- runs were in and Casey trudged in from a hurried warmup in the bullpen. Northey flied to Medwick, but Livingston singled, scoring Litwhiler, and Ben Warren followed with a hard smash through Herman. Then came another hard-hit ball, but Casey's glove deflected it to Reese and Peewee did the rest. Jayvees See Action The Quakers had no difficulty living up to their rapidly growing reputation as the world's worst ball team in the first game. While Higbe laughed his way along, four Phil pitchers Naylor, Nahem, Hoerst and Beck were whacked for a total of 17 hits. Four Philadelphia errors added to the confusion. Tola Rose, $33.60, Upsets Whirlaway Record Crowd of 34,728 Wagers $1,428,791, New High at Empire By JOE LEE It was Army-Navy Relief Day at Empire City yesterday afternoon, but there was no quarter asked and no quarter given in the running of the $30,000 added Butler Handicap won by A. J. Sackett's Tola Rose with Whirlaway second and Swing and Sway third. Tola Rose, in winning, set a new track record for the mile and three- Cooper's Streak Broken as Cubs Trim Cards, 6-5 St. Louis. July 4 (U.R) Pitcher Mort Cooper's nine-game winning streak was blasted today when Jimmy Foxx homered with two on base in the fifth inning to climax a five-run attack as the Chicago Cubs won over the St. Louis Cardinals, 6 to 5, in the first game of a doubleheader. Cooper's defeat left the Cubs still the only club in the league he hasn't beaten. They have beaten Cooper twice. The Cubs executed a double steal to score in the first inning. The Cubs' attack in the fifth began after one man was out. Vera Olsen walked, Stan Hack doubled and Phil Cavarretta walked, filling the bases. Lou Novikoff doubled, scoring Olsen and Hack. Foxx then hit for the circuit. Walters Blanks Bucs Pittsburgh, July 4 (U.R Gerald Walker's home run in the eighth inning was enough to give Bucky Walters and the Cincinnati Reds a 20 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader today. The second game was postponed. Up to the eighth inning, Max Butcher had held the Reds to one hit while the Bucs collected five singles off Walters. The box scores: FIRST GAME Cincinnati Pittsburgh abrhoa abrhoa joosl s 4 0 0 3 4 Cost'artss 40 1 3 1 Prey.2b 2 0 0 2 3 Barrett. rf 4 0 1 10 O'dman.rf 4 00 2 0 Fletch' 302 6 0 PM'C' 4 0 0 10 0 Elliott. 3b 4 00 2 3 Hans. 3b 4 00 OOWasdell.lf 40 1 9 0 Lamanno.c 301 5 1 DiM' 3 00 3 0 Walkpr.ct 3 1 1 5 0 0ustlne.2b 3 00 4 2 West. If 311 0 0 Louez.c 300 1 1 Walters. p 2 00 0 2 Butcher. D 2 00 1 2 aRlkard 1 00 0 0 Wllkie.p 00 0 0 0 sixteenths, covering the distance in 1:56 4-5, to better the mark set by Lovely Night. The winner paid $33.60 and was ridden by Willie Mehrtens. A new betting record for the Empire City course was established when the crowd poured $1,428,791 into the mutuel machines, despite the fact that bus service to the track has been curtailed. Whirdaway, the favorite in the betting, left the post at 3 to 5. but the short turns, with the stretch to match, found the handicap champion just a little too late in the final drive for the money. Tola Rose getting across the wire two and one-half lengths the best of it. $6,000 to Whirly Whirlaway picked up $6,000 in running second in the Butler and was still $27,344 short of Sea Biscuit's all-time money-winning mark of $437,730. A crowd of 34,728 fans turned out for the sport, the largest in the history of Empire City. Every one was Whirlaway minded, and when the gallant son of Blenheim II started to make a bid at the head of the stretch, the crowd were on their fert shouting "Come on, Whirly," but Willie Mehrtens was out winging for the honors and withstood all challenges. Tola Rose grabbed off the lead from the beginning, holding a half-a-length advantage over Swing, Sway and Vagrancy as they passed the quarter, with Bay View and Paper Boy close by. Whirly was held back off the field and was kept in last position until they passed the half-mile mark. George Woolf started to go to work at the three-quarter pole, moving Whirlaway up to fourth position, just about two and one-half lengths off the leader. FIRST GAME. Dodgers Phiis abrhoa abrhoa 5 1 3 2 4 M'rfgh,3b 2 0 0 1 1 Vaugh'n,3b 3 0 0 1 1 May.3b 2 0 0 1 1 Risks. 3b 2 12 11 3 0 1 10 Reiser. cf 3 2 3 0 0 101 10 B' 311 1 0 Glossop. 2b 4 00 2 3 Medwick, II 3 2 2 1 0 Litw' 4 02 5 0 Galan.lf 2 0 0 3 00 4 2 Rizzo. rf 52 3 4 0 3 00 4 2 Camilli. lb 2 1 0 7 0 BJaminlb 100 10 Dahln' 2 00 4 2 Northey. rf 401 12 Herman. 2b 121 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 Kam ris.2b 2 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 3 1 Owen.c 111 0 0 Lmne'n.c 201 2 0 Sullivan. c 2 0 1 2 0 Warren. c 1 0 0 2 0 Hisbep 500 1 3 Naylor. p 00 0 0 1 Narbrm.p 000 0 0 Hoerst. p 100 10 Beck.p 2 00 0 0 Totals 40 14 17 27 14 Totals 34 0 7 27 14 Dodgers, Phils -1 3622000 014 -0 000000000 Errors Murtaugh. Northey. Braian, May. Reese. Runs batted in Reiser, Rizzo i3, Higbe iReiser scored on Northeys error; IMediwck scored on Bragan's errori, Owen 2. Reese 3. Galan (Bordagaray scored on May's error. Two-base hit Reiser, Owen. Rizzo, Northey. Home run Rizzo. Stolen base Lithwiler. Sacrifice Owen. Double plays Glossop Bragan and Etten. Etten. Bragan and Etten, Reese, Kampouris and Dahlgren. Left on bases Philadelphia 7. Brooklyn 7. Base on balls Off Naylor 2. Nahem 2, Hoerst 2, Beck 1. Struck out By Hoerst 2, Higbe 1, Beck 1. Hits Off Naylor. 4 In 1 1-3 Innings; Nahem, 3 In 2-3; Hoerst, 7 In 3; Beck. 3 In 4. Losing-pitcher Naylor. Umpires Dunn, Sears and Stewart. Time of game 1:48. Totals 29 2 3 27 10 Totals 31 0 5 27 9 aBalted for Butcher In eighth. Cincinnati Pittsburgh -00000002 02 -0 0000000 00 Error Elliott. Runs batted in Walker. Joost. Two-base hit West. Home runs Walker, stolen oas Barren, oacn- five Walters. Double plays Joost, Frey and F. Mccormick. Left on bases Cincinnati 3. Pittsburgh 5. Bases on balls-Off Butcher 2. Walters 1. Struck out By Walters 4. Butcher 1. Hits Off Butcher, 3 m 8 Innings; Wilkle. 0 In 1. Losing Ditcher Butcher. Umpires Pine-Ill, Bal- lantant and uaricK. nmt-i ii, tendance (Estimated), 18.000. At- South Shore, Bethpage In Polo Game Today The South Shore polo team will meet the Bethpage riders at Beth-page this afternoon. John Cousens, Arthur Kaye, George Suits and Willard Thomas will ride for South Shore, while Bethpage will lineup with Bradley Martin, Frank Fox, Walter Scanlon and Bill Stoothoff. Indians Trim Tigers Cleveland, July 4 (U.R) Smashing out 15 hits off the combined offer ings of Tommy Bridges and Johnny Gorsica, the Indians walloped the Tigers, 10 to 3, in the first game of a holiday doubleheader here today. The teams played to a 3-to-3 ten-inning tie in the nightcap. Detroit Cleveland abrhoa abrhoa Hitchc 5 02 0 2 Wlh 5 2 2 4 0 McCosky.lf 5 0 1 2 0 Hockett.rf 411 3 0 Cramcr.rf 5 1 3 2 0 Koltner.3b 5 3 5 2 2 Higgins.3b 40 1 11 Heath. If 42 1 10 Ross rf 4 1 2 2 0 Fl mlng.tb 4 02 9 0 Bl'w ih,2b 411 5 2 B 3 02 1 3 Tebbctls.c 30 1 7 1 Mack. 2b 511 2 2 Bridges. p 100 0 0 Denning. c 311 5 0 Gorsica-P 2 00 0 0 Milnar.p 1 0 0 0 1 Heving.p 2 0 0 0 1 Totals 36 3 11 24 9 Totals 38 10 15 27 9 Cleveland -0 200100003 -3 0030202 X 10 Error York. Runs batted In Kfltner '2i, Fleming. Boudrcau (4i, Bridges, Hitchcock. Denning. Wentherly, Ross. Health. Two-base hits Hockett, Mack, Keitner. Heath. 8tolen bases Ross. Weatherly. Sacrifices Dnurirrau 2. Hrving. Double play Kelnter. Muck and Fleming. Left on bases Detroit 13. Cleveland 9 Base on balls Off Milner 5. Hvina 2. Bridges 1, Gorsica 2. Struck out Bv Moving 3. Bridges 5. Gorsica 2. Hits -Off M.lnar. 4 In 2 1-3 Innings: Hcvlns, 7 In 6 2-3: Bridges. 8 in 4: Corsica, 7 In 4. Hit by pitcher By Gorsica iHocketti. Winning pitcher Hevlng. Losing pitcher Bridges. UmpiresBasil. Stewart, unit Quinn, Time el game 2:14. A's, Nats Spur Washington, July 4 (U.R) Behind the six-hit pitching of Luman Har ris, the Athletics unloosed an 11-hit barrage to down the Washington Senators, 5 to 2, in the lid-lifter of today's twin bill. The win gave Harris his ninth triumph of the season against five setbacks. The Nats came back strong to take the second tilt, 12 to 2. FIRST GAME Philadelphia Washington abrhoa abrhoa 4 1 1 3 0 case rf 4 02 2 0 Miles. rt.lf 5 1 2 2 0 40 0 1 0 4 0 2 10 1 Vernon. lb 301110 Johiwon.lf 4 0 1 6 0 Cullen'e.U 3 00 0 0 Valo.rf 010 1 0 Estalella.Sb 4 1 0 11 Biair 3b 4 1 1 0 3 Early. c 4 11 2 1 Waaner.c 4 0 2 1 0 Sullivan. ss 3 0 1 2 4 K kerb'r.2b 4 11 14 Pofahl.2b 4 0 1 8 5 Davis ss 4 0 1 2 3 Hudson. p 20 0 0 2 L. Harrls.p 4 00 lOZuber.P 000 0 0 0 aCampbell 10 0 0 0 Totals 37 5 11 27 It Totals 32 2 6 27 13 xBatted for Hudson In eighth 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 05 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Philadelphia Washington Errors Pofahl. Hudson. Runs batted In Slebert. Pofahl. Davis. Kreevich. Wagner, Sullivan I Miles scored when Johnson hit into double play In 1st'. Two-base hits Johnson, Euriy. otoiimi Vernon. Double plays Sullivan- I Pofahl-Vernon: Pofahl-Vrrnon: Davis- t Fiebert. Left on bases Philadelphia, fi; Washington, fi. Base on bails Off L. : Harris. 3: Hudson, 1. Struck out - By j Hudson, 2. Hits Off Hudson, 11 In I I Innings; Zuber. 0 In 1. Wild pitches Hudson, L Harris. Losing piteher I Hudson. Umpires Rue and Grieve. Time of itma 1.55, Attendances (,000, . im mmmmMmmmmumsmmM 11 1 fWWll if I I REGAINS CROWN Red-haired Don Budge once again clamed the National professional singles tennis title when he defeated his former Davis Cup partner, Bobby Riggs, 6 2, 6 2, 6 2, yesterday at Forest Hills. Don lost the title last year to Fred Perry. Budge and Riggs later teamed to win the doubles honors. . ,

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