The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on November 18, 1952 · Page 16
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:g BROOKLYN EAGLE, TUES., NOV- 18, 1952 CATCH BY WILLIAMS ONE FOR THE BOOKS Dodger Outfielder Snared Homer 100 Feet Outside Ebbets By PAI L GOULD On Saturday, Sept. 27, 1952, Dick Williams caught a home- run ball propelled by Boston's great rookie, Eddie Mathews. It may have been the most unusual catch of a homer ever made in any ball park. It certainly was the most unusual catch of any homer ever propelled at Ebbets Field. . For one thing, Williams never got credit for catching this home-run ball. For another, Mathews romped 'round the bases, de spite Williams' catch and, to rub it in, socked two more four-masters that very Satur day. For a third, Williams was the "tenth man" in the Dodger defense. But, if anything, his leaping, twisting snag of the fly saved the Dodgers a cool $200. As the story unfolded today through the courtesy of Adolpn Friedel and verified by the Brooklyn Eagle the astounding play took place, not in Ebbets Field, but on Bedford Ave., 100 feet past the right-field fence, and right in front of the Dodgers' Service Station. . Williams had been injured in the West and had his shoulder harnessed to a sling. En route to Ebbets purely as a spectator, he stepped off to park his car at Friedel's. The third inning had Just started when a roar- only too familiar to Dick s ears cascaded across Flatbush. A home run was obviously on the fly. Great Catch The two Williams and Friedel had been chatting in front of the huge plate glass window. At the burst of sound, they instinctively looked up. Sure enough, the ball smacked by Mathews off Joe Black was taking wing and heaving to. A second before it could crash Into the window, Williams leaped high and with his good hand speared it. But Mathews never knew, of the offthe-record play and the Dodgers don't until now of the bill they could have gotten for that window, some 400 feet from home plate. On another occasion, in practice, Rube Walker did smash it and the Dodgers paid. Cheerfully, too, as they are covered by insurance. Oddest accident that happened in. that "street was the time a client of Friedel's was examin ing the motor of his car. The hood, of course, was up. A hnmer sailpfl nut. of thp blue and authoritatively banged Into the hood. It crashed atop the gentleman's head. Cost to cover injuries to hood and head: $35. Friedel's life Is sweet and sour, by turns. An ardent fan, he is patronized by most of the players. But dozens of kids black out his business by lining up to catch homers during the ga,me and hundreds, afterward, swarm on the sidewalk for autographs. Business is shot. "it's murder," Friedel muttered. "Gad, I love those Dodgers, but it's murder, that's what." i. - ya 1 1 i It HERE'S 'WHERE Dick Williams caught home-run ball 100 feet outside of Ebbets' Field, service station owner Adolph Friedel demonstrates, tttlt sporti Plctur Omega Society Holds Annual Affair Tonight The Omega Society, an organization for present and former world speed record holders in various snorts, holds Its second annual dinner-meeting tonight at Leone's Restaurant. Four new members will be inducted into the Omega ranks at the affair. The inductees are Greg Rice, Buster Crabbe, Marty Glickman and Irving Jaffee. They will join Gil Dodds, Glenn Cunningham, Florence Chadwick, Jese Owens, Stan-1 ley F. Sayres, Capt. Charles Blair, Maj. R. L. Johnson. Alan Ford and Ab Jenkins in the or ganization. Dodds, Cunningham wil Record Revenue From State Racing Albany, X. Y., Nov. 18 (U.R) Horse bettors, who frequently are surprised by their "sure thing" choices, surprised Gov. Thomas E. Dewey by pushing the State's annual racing revenue to a record $40,513,198 in 1952, the racing commission announced today. The commission said the State's take was 15.7 percent higher than last year and out-! stripped Dewey's estimate by about $5,000,000. The 1952 New York season was a record one for both pari-mutuel betting and attendance. Betting totalled $607,750,005 compared to $536,200,513 last year. Attendance rose from 8,-820,000 in 1951 to 9,110,000 this year. The State received $38,501,9151 in pari-mutuel betting taxes, $1,- 704,064 in admission taxes, $242,-1 889 in uncashed winning tickets and $64,300 in license fees. A total of $382,131,856 was bet on the thoroughbreds this season compared to $345,292,092 In 1951. Betting on harness races totalled $225,619,149 compared to last year's $190,908,421. ance at the affair. Big Ten Prexy Sees End of Coast Pact Washington, Nov. 18 .(U.R) The end of the Big Ten's Rose Bowl pact with the Pacific Coast Conference and a new program of regional telecasts of college football games were Jenkins and! foreseen today by Dr. John A. be in attend- Hannah, president of Michigan State College. TIME Olh! By Jeff Keate I iiii ill 'gnff.g "That was Daddy and he'll be later than he thought. His bowling match is all tied up at the end of 26 innings, and they have to go into overtime!" COACH SEEKS CONSISTENT 5 AT ST. JOHN'S Al DeStefano Finds Players Good One Day, Bad the Next By BEX GOULD (First of a aeries on local col lege basketball teams.) AI (Dusty) DeStefano, the chunky, quiet chap who has assumed the head coaching post of the St. John's quintet. today singled put his biggest problem easily and stated his ca4e readily. "My most important job Is to get five fellows who can play together and make sure they work together," said De Stefano. "I have been concen trating on 10 players but I won't know until the end of the month just which' five will start." According to Dusty, who moved up from freshman coach after Frank . McGuire shifted to North Carolina, his ball handlers look good one day and the next afternoon they look bad. "They lack consistency rijfht now." Although the Redmen will have such veterans as Jim Davis, Solly Walker, Capt. Frank Giancontieri, Dick Duck ettJim Walsh, Dan Dunn, Jim MCAiorrow anu n,u DdKuua uaijv, DeStefano feels that his charges need more experience. "There's no comparison between this club and last year's," he as serted. "Losine Zawoluk. Mac- Gilvray and McMahon was like chopping off about 60 percent of our offensive power." Two Key Players The Wigwam key men are going to be Davis and DUCKett, according to the coach. He also has high hopes for Walsh, who is in far better shape than a year ago. Walsh reported last season about 15 pounds overweight. But he learned his lesson and kept his appetite down to the minimum over the Summer, Giancontieri, of coarse, will be the backcourt playmaker, taking over McMahon's role and Walker will operate on the outside for long shots to open the defense. Davis, It appears, will be stationed either in the bucket or on the side. DeStefano is also high on two transferees who are now eligible to play. They are Ed Cunningham, 6-3. who per formed with Villanova's fresh men two years ago, and Ed Nolan. 6-1, from St. Michael's- in Vermont. "Both are promis ing. They might break Into the starting lineup," opined Dusty. The coach also put in a gooa word for husky McMorrow. He may surprise." One asset is not lacKing, ac cording to Dusty. "Our overall height is sufficient," he said. That makes the picture looka lot rosier than is suspected. Berra Brightest Star in Valuable Player A.L Polls Yogi Berra, the Yankees' catcher, has been the brightest shining star in the American League since 1948 according to a survey of the top ten men in the last five Most Valuable Player polls. Berra, who finisnea tourm this year, . won the award in 1951 and came in third in 1950. Going along with the M. V. P. voting system of 14 points for first, nine for second, eight for third, etc., Berra has totalled 29 points, six more than teammate Phil Rizzuto. Boston's Ted Williams, re portedly scheduled for combat duty in Korea soon, is third with 22 points. Allie Reynolds of the Yankees and Bob Lemon of Cleveland are tied for fifth with 17 points. Lemon, inci dentally, is the only player who finished in the top ten in 1948 and was able to preserve enough talent to be in the top I ten this year. He is al6o the jonly one to finish in the top ten in four of the five seasons, missing in 1951. Four familiar players, whose ; talents once produced some of Branch Rickey s most expen sive evaluations, are up for a ! $10,000 grab in the draft in two ! weeks. Pete Reiser, Rex Barney, Stan Roiek and Hank liehrman are the players, remember them? Reiser, a $250,000 centerfielder ; for the Dodgers ten years ago, is on the Indianapolis roster i now that the Cleveland Indians have given up on him. D. A. FIGHT RESULTS CHICAOO Alan lloodr. 14 'i, ftobblna, 111., outpotntrt AJ Andrwi, 148, Superior, . PROVIDENCE. R. . JohlUlT OotHalvM, 135',. Oakland, Cai., outpoUlUd Dtonil pa anar, iw, mw yarn io. BOSTON Wilbur wiuon. 145, Boton, outpoij.ttd Out Mell. 147. Bolton (12). PHILADELPHIA Ftrer BacU. 1J8, Philadelphia, outpointed Toddy tUed Top) urni. no, Hirtrord. conn. UO). SALT LAKL CITY, OUh la Lajn, zi. J. LewlMon, Utah, knocked out -;-luldm. 107. 0lJid. CU. IS). TORONTO AJan Mentor, 142, Toronto, '-cloned Kidtr Bon Mlloud, 138, Moroe- .0 110). NEW OBLIANS Ralph Dupaa, 13. Now Orieani. declilonad Altntf LaOrulti, 140'., iiair tat. TORONTO Gordon Wallaet. 164' Brantford, Ont., daetalonad Johnny SuJU- van. l3. Proton, Ireland (S). PENBAOOLA, Pla. Bnnnr Luetaoo. 143, Pa'eraon. N. J , dacUloood Pat A COMA, lag, Page Arraigned After Falal Shooting Medford, Me., Nov. 18 (U.R) Within 24 hours after giving a peech on hunting safety, Coach Phil Page of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team was ar raigned with his guldo on negligence charges in the death of an 18-year-old woodsman. The 48-year-old Page . and Carlton Bragg pleaded Innocent Ling at their arraignment yesterday and posted $1,000 ball for ap pearance before the March grand Jury. Deputy Sheriff Dana S. Foulkes said Page told him he fired one rifle shot at "what looked like a deer moving in the brush" and Bragg fired two. Dead with three bullet wounds In his body was Gerald Carron of Howland, who was clearing brush With his father, Alphonse. Foulkes said Gerald, New England's 17th hunyhg season fatality, was killed at a distance Of 150 feet. Sunday night, Page had given a talk at the annual deer hunters' banquet in Milo on safety precautions, to De oDservea m the woods.' He said he and Rrnpfr walUm! "20 or 30 feet" after first hearing twigs snapping in .the woods, then fired. 'Then we heard a veil and rushed through the v.-oods," he saia. i never saw the boy. only the brown color in the woods. Pane, a former ma for leasnip pitcher, was with a party of ball players which Included Monte Kennedy of the Giant Carl Furillo of the Dodgers and Vern Blckford and Johnny Logan of the Boston Rravps They all were In their camp at me ume oi tne snooting. SOCCER Y BILL GRAHAM- Phil Murray, deceased C. I. O. leader, was a classy winger In and around Pittsburgh' and appeared on many of the all-star teams from that area. ... At least three, with two of them recent internationals, of the players of the Philadelphia Nationals will have additions to their families soon.x . . . The C. Y. C. of St. Louis, which last year had a membership of 134 teams, now have 151 units operating. . . . Crowds of more than 4,000 reported as attending the games of the recently organized loop In San Antonio. . . . National League meets Friday night. Bill Hanna of the Elizabeth S. C. is Army bound. . , . Bob Craddock of the National Open champion Harmarville F. C, who traveled with the U. S. team to Scotland last April, has switched to Leslie Pack & C, along with his brother, Tom. . . . The national Commission of the U. S. S. F. A. is scheduled to meet next month. . . . Cliff Stevenson, formerly with Springfield College, is now coaching at' Oberlin ( College. . . . John Wood, 1952 Olympic team coach, will be the featured speaker at the Midwestern Collegiate Soccer Conference a Indianapolis Dec. 14. - Great Harrier '''.' j. - Future Seen For St. John's St. John's certainly has noth lng to be ashamed of following Its showing in the 44th annual 1C4A cross-country champion ships at Van Cortlandt Park yesterday. The Redmen grabbed seventh in the 36-team varsity field and second in the frosh race which drew 26 squads. If the Brooklyn Indians are whooping up the familiar Go-wanus war cry, "Wait till next year," however, that's under standable. The Fall of 1953 should see coach Bill Ward's outfit make a tremendous bid for its first varsity harrier title. Among those slated ' to be back are - Jim Byrne, junior from Babylon, L. I- whose 25 minutes, 48 seconds for the five-mile course in placing 15th among the 163 finishers was the fastest ever by St John s athlete. Also expected to boost the Redmen next sea son is Don Townsend, the Elis abeth, N. J, contribution to the wigwam, who placed ninth in 1552 among the 97 harriers completing the three-mile frosh run. Scores Easily - - In the varsity run, Byrne and teammate Johnny Johnson, who came home 16th, one place back of the Long Island redhead-did well to stay up with a great field. Charley CapozzolL Olympic 5,000-meter runner from Bayslde High and Georgetown, took the big race by some 150 yards from Syracuse's Ray Osterhout. COLLEGE CAMPUS CHATTER Brooklyn Gridders Took Usual Loss Brooklyn College's football team wound up In the red this season. Losses were about $2)300, about the same as a year ago; The Kingsmen have carded virtually the same schedule for next ; year with Upsala replacing Rhode Island. Four games will J held at Kingsmen Field, two on the road. ... A local draft board threw ai scare Into the St. John's hoop camp the other day. It seems as though the student papers belonging to Capt. Frank Gian contleri were misplaced and the little Indian captain was about to be inducted into the armed forces. However, the mistake was rectified and Frank's deferment was e.v tended until next June when he graduates. Tubby Raskin, Brooklyn's well-spoken cage coach, has been in demand as a speaker following his recent Job as Israel basketball coach at the Olympics. At one institution, Tubby was originally slated to talk for 30 minutes but so interesting was his lecture that he expanded it to an hour and a half. To Honor Chairman The N. C. A. A. football rules committee will honor Bill Bing ham, its former chairman, at the annual dinner of the New York Chapter of the Eastern Association of officials. The fete! will be held Wednesday at the New York A. C. There was qnlte a hubbub and commotion in the halls of Pare College when its basket ball schedule was released.! The fact that the team had carded St. Francis fired .the student body. There was even a report that this game might be televised but such talk is completely unfounded. ' N. Y. U., which faces Rutgers on . the gridiron on Saturday, hasn't beaten the Scarlet since, 1938 . . . An upset win. for. Fordham over Syracuse will. eliminate the Orangemen frpm contention for top Eastern honors .. . Brooklyn Poly's-' wrestlers have booked Columbia for a match in this boro on Dec. 5. Cincy Seeks Bowl Bid .. . Cincinnati, Nov. 18 (U.R) Cin-. cinnati, which has five victor-, ies, a defeat, and a tie, wil, be Interested in an Invitation to a post-season football Jwwl gamo if it beats unbeaten Miami Thanksgiving Day, athletld director M. Charles Miieham said today. Gn1 Adm. 70c a. i.jj TOMW NITf RANGERS- vs. DETROIT te 4.J0, ton Inrt. 3 EVERY YEAR . . . FUEL SYSTEM &Ejfltetl oar in STOPnUSTin your cor Every year 1 CAR IN 4, using ordinary gasoline, needs a repair job to .carburetor, fuel pump or fuel lines because of damage by rust and corrosion. 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