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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York • Page 10

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U. Hughes Daily sports ON NEUTRAL GROUND Columbia and Pennsylvania will meet for the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League championship at Rutgers. Finding no suitable court to play on, although Yale and Princeton offered their hardwoods, the officials decided to hold the event next Wednesday night on the banks of the Raritan, where neither team has played this season. COLUMI Ml NEW YORK CITY, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1935 Stengel Eying Southpaw Hurlers Schmeling's Defeat of Hamas MAX SCHMELING justified the complimentary analyst of his chances printed in this column a few days ago. The rejuvenated Black Ukircn "Knocked out Steve Hamas in nine rounds in their turnup in Hamburg, Germany, yesterday, thus reversing a sound thrashing Stephen had meted to him in Philadelphia about a year ago. The feat definitely disposes of Hamas as a possible future heavyweight champion. Since Hamas' first professional appearance this pillar has never ceased to point out his deficiences as a heavyweight gladiator. A fine, personable youth, Hamas fooled many cauliflower sharps who should have known better. They saw in the ex-Penn State football hero another Jeffries, slow and unwieldy but possessing the sheer brute power to come through. They reasoned that as Jeffries finally improved, became a fairly polished boxer and a destructive, reasonably skilled puncher, so too would Hamas. Many who had seen the Jeffries of Grub Street ring days even declared that Hamas was a better looking prospect at the same stage of development. Jeffries was before this Casey Wants Real Pitchers on Hill In Pennant Fight By TOMMY HOLMES Staff Correspondent of The Eagle Orlando, March 11 The first pair of pitchers Casey Stengel picked to throw baseballs up to the plate In the closest thing to a ball game the Dodgers have played since they started training down here was his two young left handers, Bob Logan and Frank Lamanske. That means the boss of the Dodgers must have more than a mild interest in their future and you are going to hear a lot more about the two lefties before Stengel brings his athletes up to Ebbets Field. professor Stengel has his eyes peeled for extra pitching power and at this stage of training activities it looks like the Logan and Lamanske boys are his 4 By Ed Hughes locker room briefly. Said Mac: "You fellows have a faint chance. In fact, you may yet pull through IF MY BRAINS HOLD OUT!" When we recovered Mac had gone. To make a long story short, we swept the series, won the pennant and beat the Yankees in the World Series, still trying to show up McGraw. It was well on in the Winter before we realized that the "little round man" had kidded us into several thousand dollars extra apiece. That was one thing about McGraw. Few people liked to work for him, but he made money for you while you did and IF you did. 10 The Golden Gloves Schmeling May Meet Baer in N. Y. in June Jacobs, German's Manager, and Garden Are in Agreement on Bout Hamburg, March 11 (P) A Max Baer-Max Schmeling heavyweight flght for New York in June is "absolutely set," Joe Jacobs, the German's manager, told the Associated Press today after telephone conversations with Col. John Reed Kil-patrick, president of Madison Square Garden, and James J. Johnston, his matcnmaicer. "I agreed to terms for Schmeling," Jacobs said, "and Baer's terms already were set In his original contract with the Garden. "It will be a great fight. Schmeling will win by a Knockout, sure. He's better than ever before." Honored Hitler The Black Uhlan, who evened the score with Steve Hamas by knocking out the former Penn State collegian in the ninth round of yesterday's fight, hurried to Munich early today to join his wife. Absolutely unmarked from the flght, Schmeling is tickled silly because his wife received a message of congratulations and a large bouquet of flowers from Chancellor Hitler after her husband's victory. Before leaving Hamburg, Schmeling promised Jacobs he would reach New York late in April and begin work for the June fight early In May. Hamas Will Go On Tour Hamas, his face badly puffed, left with Mrs. Hamas for Berlin. He will tour Germany and may flght once in England before sailing for home. Today's papers criticized the Belgian referee, Valonl, for permitting Continued on Page 12 wanted a nice boost. But the Yankee front office thought $11,000 was enough money for Charley, who had his salary increased by $1,500. With the entire team working out at Miller Huggins Field today. Ruffing will be the lone absentee. Charley will drive down from Chicago today. Gehrig. Don Heffner, Tony Lazzeri and Frank Crosettl arrived yesterday, while the other members of the second squad checked in late last night. REIL. Casey Bats 'Em Out McGRAW WAS REAL FIGHTER By CASEY STENGEL Manager, Brooklyn Dodgers Lieber Weird Sort of Giant Holdout Now Hank Hasn't Come to Terms but Is in Work-out-A's Hit Hubbell Miami Beach, Fla. Hank Leiber, the young Giant outfielder, is rated as an unusual kind of holdout. He has been working out every day, taking part in exhibition games and eating at the club's expense, thus furnishing a sharp contrast to the usual method of treating the non-signers. But so far he hasn't had a conference with Manager Bill Terry over the salary question or even been approached. They may get together soon, however. With a trio of pitchers doing their stuff on each team In yesterday's game the Athletics trimmed the Giants, 53, in the full nine innings. The losers' mound men were Hubbell, Stout and Luque, they appearing In the box in that order. The A'g pitchers were Cascarella, O. Lieber and Marcum. The crowd of 2,000 was surprised when the Mackmen got to Hubbell for four hits in the opening frame which proved good for three runs to which two were added in the sixth with Stout In the points. Luque finished the game, holding the Philadelphians hitless in the last three frames. Hubbell and Stout were each reached for four hits. Of the five hits made by the Terry clan three were got off Cascarella In three Innings, Lieber one and Marcum one, each hurling three innings. Foxx again did the receiving for the winners, but failed to get a hit. The two long hits of the day were made by Bartell of the Giants and Coleman of the A's. The former poled out a homer and the latter a triple. The Giants took the series with the Mackmen, two gr les to one. HAARLOW TAKES TITLE Chicago, March 11 (jpy Averaging an even 13 points a game in spite of the fact that be played with the last-place team, Bill Haarlow of Chicago won the Big Ten individual basketball scoring championship for 1935. His total was 156 points, six more than the runnerup, Bob Kess-ler of Purdue. Today in Sports BASKETBALL Metropolitan Catholic HUh Schols tournament, at Columbus Club, 1 Prospect Park West, 7 p.m. BOXINO Madison Square Garden, 8th Ave. and 50th Oolden Oloves amateur tournament, 8:30 p.m. St. Nicholas Palace, 66th near Columbus 8:15 p.m. HANDBALL National A. A. TJ. slnglse championship, at Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway. 8 p.m. SQUASH RACQUETS Metropolitan Class singles championship, at Downtown A. 18 West 5 p.m. Women's Metropolitan team championship, at Cosmopolitan Club, 122 S. 66th 2:30 p.m. Eastern Association Oroup 1 championship, at Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club, Plerrepont and Clinton 5 p.m. TENNIS National Indoor championships, at 7th Regiment armory. Park Ave. and 66th 1:30 p.m. WRESTLINO New York Coliseum, E. 177th St. and Broni River, Bronx. 8:15 p.m. John McGraw could give the average football coach cards and spades when it came to locker room lectures. A serpent's tongue may be sharp, but it was a benediction compared to Mac when he really got mad. writer's time, so as to that coumn say. But, as pointed out again a few days ago, Hamas never impressed me as heavyweight championship caliber. Tired Badly NOT only was Hamas cumbersome and slow afoot. Oesplt his muscular, powerful build, tha young man seemed to tire badly after a few rounds of milling. Either there was some physical shortcoming or a disposition to pace himself badly or both. At any rate, early in the fray Hamas frequently gasped for air, fought with mouth agape and floundered about like a stricken ship in a heavy sea. Although Hamas had a stout enough fighting heart, I never received the impression that ha withstood a hammering particularly well. This was noticeable in two fights, particularly. One was tha Hans Blrke engagement early in his career, shortly before Hamas acquired real pugilistic standing stopping Tommy Loughran. Kind Fate HAMAS, you will recall, battered the German plugger about furiously for eight rounds. Only a whalebone specimen such as Blrkie could endure such a scourging and still remain on his feet. Still, what happened? In the last 20 seconds of the disorder Birkie never a heavy hitter clipped Hamas on the chin. Hamas, to the astonishment of the ringsiders, toppled to tha canvas on his face. The former grid star was almost "out." He just did manage to haul himself to all fours again and avoid being cashiered before the bell rang, ending the entertainment. Fata was kind to Hamas that night. It was extremely doubtful that he could have endured another minute of fighting. By the same token, had Birkie delivered his punch earlier In the round he would lively have repaid the beating he received by a knockout. This battle convinced me there was something decideCy lacking in Hamas' battle armor. It was only a question of time before he met a good hitter and experienced what a whim of destiny withheld that night a knockout defeat. Fortunate Boy HAMAS, however, enjoyed a spell of fortuitous fisticuffs, thereafter. He was fortunate in drawing opponents not noted for their killing wallop. Also, he caught ancient Tommy Loughran in one of his many "sinking spells" and capsized him in two rounds. And he met a disorganized and discouraged Schmeling still smarting from the Baer thumping which cost him the title. Hamas really looked good walloping the ex-heavyweight champion in Philadelphia. Still, considering Schmellng's horrible form he had forgotten how to punch OJ hit Steve's exploit was exaggerated, I thought. And Schmeling since has made that manifest. Schmeling, as I noted a few days ago, was not himself for divers reasons all of them good ones. However, Max's recent knockout of young Walter Neusel indicated a shock was surely coming to Hamas. Schmeling had unquestionably regained a respectable portion of his old prowess. For Hamas, as this column declared, was not in a class with the Schmeling of royal ring days. The Tip-Off WHAT should have been a certain tip-off on the Hamas man was his last Garden display, the one with Art Lasky. Lasky, for some reason, didn't get decently under way until the last few rounds. In this brief spell of bashing the huge Hebrew punished Hamas so severely Continued on Page 13 Baskin Is Victor In Handball Match George Baskin, rtinnerup for tha title last year, saw his first competitive match in the National A. A. U. senior one-wall handball singles championship yesterday and was an easy victor. Baskin, representing the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst and seeded second, quelled Sam Fisher, Trinity Club representative, by 211, 21 3. William Lauro, the State titleholder, who is seeded third, was another player who played his first match. Lauro won with as equal ease from Raymond Bernard, unattached, by 214, 213. The summaries: First Bound Joe Marotta. 23d St. M. C. won from Sid Greenhaus. Central Y. M. C. by default; William Lauro, Central T. M. c. defeated Raymond Bernard, unattached. 214, 213; Loula Cavallone. Trinity, defeated Irirint Dicker, Jewish Community House, 2 21, 21 18, 2116; Dave Manolts, Trinity, defeated Harry Oswald. 23d 8t. Y. MCA, 2112. 19 21. 21 Phil Sadowsky, unattached, defeated Harold Olsen, unattached, 219, 2113; Prank Russo. 23d 8t. Y. M. C. defeated Saul Schmookler, Trinity, 21 8, 1021, 2112; Oeorse Baskin, JewlsU Community House, defeated 8am risher. Trinity, 211, 213. ST. LUCY'S FIVE WINS The St. Lucy's Catholic Club rallied to defeat the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Club, 32 to 23, in a Brooklyn Catholic League game at St. Thomas Hall yesterday. The vio-tors trailed at the half, 18 to 13. Tamulis Gets New Chance as Yank Regular Cambridge Lad Almost Made Good Last Year and Is Again Trying By FRANK REIL Staff Correspondent of The Eagle St. Petersburg, Fla, March 11 In ancient Lithuania Prince VI-tautas was a mighty warrior and the savior of his country. Vitautas is an honored name like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Lithuanian children who bear his name are noted for their tenacity and unity of purpose. The reason for this little discourse on Lithuanian lore is Vitautas Tamulis, the stocky, rugged left-hander who is trying to make the big Jump from Newark to the Yankee Stadium. Tamulis has shortened his name to Vito and that's the way it appears on the club roster, but his baptismal, certificate in Cambridge, bears the longer name. Last year Vito, or Tammy, as the boys call him, almost made the big leagues for good. In fact he started and finished the season with the Yankees, but sandwiched In were 44 games In a Newark uniform. Big Blow to Tammy Last Spring Vito looked great down here and remained with the club on the trip north. Then the season opened and Vito thought he was going to stay. In a day or two the Yankees were going to Boston and Vito, sure that he was going to make the trip, wrote to his folks and told them to be at the ball park. It was going to be a great home-coming for Vito and all the Tamulises. And then a half hour after he had posted the letter home to Boston, he got word he was to report to Immediately. It was a crushing blow but, as was said before, Vito is strong and can take It. Vito came back to the big leagues late last September after he had won 13 and lost seven for the Bears. This time Vito showed them that they had made a mistake in sending him back to the minors. At Philadelphia Vito shut out the A's with seven hits and he nad begun his big league career with a victory. Unforgetable Game "I won't forget that game," recalled Vito, "because Joe Cascarella was pitching for the A's. Near the end of the 1932 season, Newark got me from Binghamton and in my first game I faced Cascarella, who was pitching for Jersey City. I won the game in 12 Innings, 6 5. And when I won over him and the A's it was the second time I had beaten him in my first start coming up from a lower league." Another bright moment In Vito's life was the time he hit a home run while Gene McCann, the Yankee scout, was in the stands. Tamulis was the best schoolboy left-hander in Boston at the time and McCann approached Vito before the game and tried to sign him up. "I didn't know who he was and thought he was kidding me. I told him I was too busy," relates Tamulis. "But before the game started I asked my coach about him and he told me that he was a Yankee scout'. That made me feel good and I pitched a good game. But the home run was the longest that has ever been hit in the park." Vito has so much confidence In his ability to hit that he contemplates becoming an outfielder when his pitching days are over. "I think I could hit .300 or better if I were In the lineup every day," says Tamulis. "As a pitcher I'm In the game about once every four days and I don't get a chance to face enough pitching. I'd do much better If I could get used to It." Will Remain Hurler But just now Vito wants to be a pitcher and pitch for the Yankees, Continued on Page 13 row sent him to an oculist. But he didn't get the glasses. Now, an infielder who doesn't see very well Isn't of much use to a ball clubs, and a month later he was traded to Detroit. Koenig was beginning to get discouraged and, as he found out later, it wasn't his eyesight but the mental reaction which was causing him so much trouble. There came reports that he had had an operation, but all these were ill founded. True, he did have a little astigmatism, but Continued on Page II best bets among the crop of newcomers from which he must get the additoinal mound strength he needs to hitch up to that which Van Lin-gle Mungo, Ray Benge, Johnny Babich, Dutch Leonard and possibly William Watson Clark will give the team. BOTH HURLERS SHOWED CASEY THE GOODS Logan was selected to do the pitching for the regulars and Lamanske was picked for similar service for the Yannigans when Casey split his squad into two teams in yesterday's single workout and inaugurated a series of intraclub battles. Each was allowed to go four Innings, and when they had been excused for the day they had shown their boss they are severs' strides removed from being lemons. Manuel Onis, the brown-haired Spaniard, who is Senor Al Lopez's protege, was Lamanske's battery mate. True, Onis has yet to catch a big league game but even so he happens to know something about the job and also knows whether a pitcher has something on the ball or lacks what it takes to fool hitters. Here Is what Young Onis had to say about Lamanske's pitching- "I caught him in batting practice workouts before we played anything like a game and he looked pretty good. He threw up a screw ball and a good hook. Once In a while he showed promise of speed but held back most of the time-Frank really cut loose in the practice game against the regulars. He had a real fast ball and a great curve." Onis was' assed if Frank showed the batters his screw ball. "I did not call for one all the time he was pitching because his control was not perfect," he answered. "If I gave the sign for the screw ball I figured he would not have been able to creak it over the plate and he would have had trouble. He has the speed and that Is a big thing in his favor." Onis hit the nail on the head with his last few words. Lemanske, despite the fact he lacks bulk, Is only five feet nine inches tall and weighs 160 pounds, seems to have a strong arm and can put plenty of zip on the ball. Since he shows speed he has a chance to win a regular job on the Dodger statff this year. FIVE OF RUNS WERE UNEARNED The regulars scored seven runs off Frank. That sounds as though he was not so good but the sound is all wrong- He allowed only four hits and five of the regular's tallies, made in the first inning, were unearned, being the result of four errors by his infielders- Two of the four blows struck off him were good hits. The first was a double by Lonnie Frey which brought a run in the second inning and In the next frame Dany Taylor swung at an Inside curve and belted the ball into deep left field for a home run. Logan was more fortunate than his teammate- When Bob had finished his workout only three runs had been chalked against his pitching and all were scored In the third Inning wherein Frenchy Bor-dagaray distinguished himself by pounding out a three-bagger and Wee Tee Tremark blasted out a home run inside the big park. Tremark's blow caused no end of excitement among spectators and it caused Fresco Thompson, former Dodger infielder who was among the visitors, to remark that the midget outfielder looks like Stengel at the age of 14. Like Lamanske, Logan showed a fast ball, but it was not quite as swift as the one his rival tossed. Logan depended mainly on his curve and it carried him along to a successful test before Stengel's sharp eyes. The game ended with the regulars on the heavy end of a 13 to 4 count. The losers pile, up no fewer than seven errors and that explains a lot. The two-a-day workout program will remain in effect this week with afternoon sessions devoted mainly to intraclub contests. National Hockey League Last Night's Results Americans. 4: Maroons. 2. turners, Chicago. 1: (overtime). Boston, Detroit. 1 Standings of the Clubs INTERNATIONAL OROUP Toronto 27 1 Maroons 2 1 Canadiens 17 20 Americans 12 25 8 St. Louis 10 30 AMERICAN GROUP W. L. Boston 24 14 6 Chicano 23 16 5 Rangers 22 17 Detroit .17 21 7 Pts. 58 50 26 Pis. 64 51 50 41 40 In 1921 he assembled us before a five-game series with the Pirates at the Polo Grounds. They were in first place, seven and one-half games ahead, and it was the last week in August. McGraw told us simply that he was sorry for any group of grown men as stupid as this team. He said that Pittsburgh was going to win the pennant and that it was our own fault. And a lot of other things, too, which wouldn't look so nice here. We went out on the field fighting mad. We were going to show up the "little round man." That's what we used to call Mac. What he called Nightingale Gains Racquets Diadem Special to The Eagle Tarrytown, N. March 11 D. J. Nightingale of the Sleepy Hollow Country Club is today the holder of the major honors in Class A of the Metropolitan Squash Racquets Association's Westchester tourno-ment. He defeated Wilcox B. Adsit Jr- of the Racquet and Swimming Club of Ardsley, 158, 158, 157, in the final and then teamed up with another Ardsley player, Jess Sweetser, to win the doubles title. They defeated Adsit and B. Whitbeck of Brownsville, 1513, 615, 1512, 1510. JEWISH FIVE BEATEN After being tied at the half, 14-all, the Morris Park Center Big Five defeated the Brooklyn Jewish Center quintet. 38 to 25, on the Morris Park court. Ruffing in Fold Yankees Now Happy Family as Big Pitcher Accepts Terms Offered by Ruppert Spurned Specs But All the Same Mark Koenig Is Still Right Up in the Front Line CASEY STENGEL something us was again. else We won the first game and returned to the clubhouse, wondering what McGraw would have to say. He appeared in the Kozeluh Retains His Tennis Title Palm Fla- March 11 Karel Kozeluh, the defending champion, is again the Southern professional singles tennis titleholder. He retained his honors in the eighth annual play final yesterday at the Palm Beach Tennis Club by defeating Herman Peterson of this city, 60, 61, 62. Kozeluh and his doubles partner, Arthur Rudolph of Palm Beach, did not fare so well In the doubles, losing to the Peterson brothers, Herman and Peter, 36, 61, l-r6, 64, 64. JEWISH FIVE WINS With Milton Perkel scoring 15 points, the Jewish Community House Parkways defeated the Y. U. School of Physical Education Five, 37 to 32, last night on the winner's floor. St. Petersburg, March 11 With Charley Ruffing In the fold, the Yankees were one big happy family today as they started the second week of their conditioning exercises. The lone holdout gave in yesterday, when he wired Manager Joe McCarthy that he was willing to accept terms. Apparently, the star right-hander' found that he was fighting a losing fight. Earlier In the season Lou 1 Cehrig and Lefty Gomez were hold-32 nnrc onri R.uffinc hnri nlentv of dis Mlama Beach, March 9 Some four years ago Mark Koenig, then a bulwark of the Yankee infield, was told by an oculist that his eyesight was going bad and that he would have to wear glasses. Mark has been playing ball ever since without the glasses. Koenig, who Is truly baseball's ideal utility man, is now down here with the Giants and is a very important figure in Bill Terry's plans. But back to that day a score of years ago. Mark had been In a terrible slump and the experts began to blame it on his eyes; so Ed Bar 1 tinguished company. But when Gehrig and Gomez signed, Ruffing became the center of Ed Barrow's attack. Because of his good work last year when he won 19 games. Ruffing expected a big raise. Nine teen thirty-four was the best year the big redhead from Nokomis ever had in organized basebaU and he Tomorrow Night scneouie Ranms Canadiens at Madison Square Garden Americans a' Bnjton Toronto vs Maroons at Montreal. Detroit at Si. Louts.

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