Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 24, 1945 · Page 10
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TEN FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1945. Bobby Feller Returns to Baseball Wars Tonight Defeat Columbus 3-2 As Indians Take Beating From St. Paul. (By The Associated Press) The Milwaukee Brewers bounded back into the lead in the Ameri- i can association when they defeated Columbus, 3 to 2 last night while Indianapolis, long time first place tenant, was taking a 4 to 1 beating from St. Paul. Julio Acosta was the winning moundsman in the triumph which netted the Milwaukeeans a one game lead. He and "Froggy" Brunswick figured in a sharp mound duel until the seventh inning when the Brews bagged two tallies on successive singles by Johnny Price, Arky Biggs, Lew Flick and Gene Nance. Ernie Rudolph allowed only four hits a sthe Saints made it four in a row over the Indians. Rudolph had the Tribe shut out with one hit until the ninth inning when a double by Joe Mack and singles by Gil English and Bob Dill produced the only Indianapolis run. Kansas City turned back Toledo by a 2 to 1 score behind the steady pitching of Joe Valenzuela. Al La- Macchia, who started for Toledo, was chased in the fifth for protesting a decision, Elwood Knierim, * who succeeded him, yielded the winning run in the seventh when Johnny Kreevich singled home the doubling Johnny Ostrowski. Hank Nowak's home run with two on bases in the last half of the 12th inning gave the Minneapolis Millers a 6 to 4 verdict over Louisville. Woody Abernathy, Miller southpaw, went the distance. Nowak smacked his circuit clout off Harry Kimberlin, who had relieved Rex Cecil in the twelfth. Columbus . ...000 100 100--2 11 3 Milwaukee . ..100 000 20x--3 11 2 Brunswick and Bucha; Acosta end Stephenson. OUT AT PLATE. Ernie Kish, Philadelphia outfielder, (left) was out on this slide into home as Catcher Paul Richards of the Tigers (right) tags him out in the first game of dcubleheader that Detroit won by 4 to 0 score at Briggs stadium, Detroit, Mich. Umpire R^sar calls the play. (AP Wirephoto.) THE SPORTS ROUNDUP STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Teams W L Pet. Chicago 74 40 .649 St. Louis ...70 47 ,598 Brooklyn 64 52 .552 New York '64 55 .538 Pittsburgh 63 58 .521 Boston 54 66 .450 Cincinnati 45 70 .391 Philadelphia . 35 81 .302 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 68 48 .586 Washington 67 49 .578 Chicago 60 55 .522 St. Louis 59 55 .518 New York 56 55 .505 Cleveland 58 57 .504 Boston . 55 63 .466 Philadelphia 36 76 .321 AMERICAN ASSOCL%TION Milwaukee . 80 54 .597 Indianapolis 79 55 .590 Louisville 75 59 .560 St. Paul 64 64 .500 Minneapolis 61 70 .466 Toledo 60 73 .451 Kansas City 55 56 .423 Columbus 55 79 .410 FREDDIE COCHRANE TO MEET GRAZ1ANO Crowd 17,000 Expected For Non-Title Bout. By TED MEIER New York--(fP)--One of boxing's most pleasing bouts of the summer season is on tap at Madison Square Garden tonight with Welterweight Champion Freddie "Red" Cochane and Rocky Graziano tangling in a return non-title 10-rounder. Lured by the prospect of again watching Graziano of Brooklyn knocked out the Elizabeth, N. J., champ, a crowd of 17,000 is expected to pay close to $100,000, one of the biggest gates of the year. The Broadway betting boys, as in the first bout on June 29, have made Rocky a 1 to 2 favorite and quote even money on Rocky's chances of gaining his fourth straight Garden kayo. · '*um Oddly, the Jersey redhead who likely will be outweighed by 10 pounds, may be the sentimental favorite of the crowd. Before meeting Rocky, Cochrane was regarded in some quarters as a "cheese" champion. His gallant showing on June 29, however, demonstrated he was "no bum." His followers increased when he offered no alibi. "'I just got nailed, that's all," he said referring to his 10th knockout after being floored in the ninth. Cochrane, much better boxer, was leading Rocky on points up to the sixth round of their first meeting when his legs tired. Rocky, always tearing in with wild swings, cornered Red several times during the round and beat him severely. Peas were such a favorite in ancient Rome that candidates for office handed them out as today's politicians give out cigars. Stradivarius, famous Italian violin maker, sold his instruments for about $16; today they bring as much as $12,000 each. By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. New York -- (#»)--That racket you must hear isn't another atomic bombing--just Jimmy Johnston, the atom with the iron 'at, explaining how Archie Moore really won that fight in Cleveland Wednesday even though he was counted out . . . . The affair proves the wisdom of the rule requiring a fighter to go to a neutral corner after scoring a knockdown . . You may be able to see the difference tonight when Welterweight Champ Red Cochrane takes on R o c k y Graziano, who tagged him decisively the last time out . .Cochrane owns a beverage parlor but never has been behind the counter --which distinguishes him from some fighters who have been known to own b?,rs and work them from either side . . , Some sort of a long distance prize ought to be awarded in next week's National t e n n i s championships, to Sgt. Frankie Parker, who flew in from Guam to defend his title, and Navy Lt. dE Moylan, who won the championship of Ireland a few weeks ago. A STATE OF MIND When the army air transport command footballers staged a scrimmage at Berry Field, Nashville, Tenn., recently, Coach Dick Ermerson split his squad into "Yankees" and Rebels . . Someone asked Pvt. Louis (Snort) Tolliver, who formerly performed for the Hardin - Simmons Cowboys, St. Mary's Rattlers and Pittsburgh Steelers, which side he'd be on . . . "Neither," snorted Snort. "You Rebels and Yankees play this thing off, then us guys from Texas will beat the winner for the camp championship." --o-ONE-MINUTE SPORTS PAGE A Londoner newspaper is campaigning for photo finish cameras at British racetracks because of "noisy demonstrations" arising from close finishes. Wonder if they ever heard cf Suffolk Downs? . . . If Prank Prisch is on the way out as Pittsburgh manager (as reported) how about Al Lopez for pilot after Al breaks Gabby Hartnett's endurance catching record? . . . Big Chet Gladchuk, now coaching at the Merchant Marine academy, wouldn't mind playing for the football giants thi? fall if the navy w i l l let him use his Sundays off that way . . Scoute say the best big league prospects among the kids assembled for next week's all American boys game are John Neal pf Bloomington, 111., who was hitting the polo grounds stands yesterday when Babe Ruth couldn't, and Bob Goldstein of Seattle. SERVICE DEPT. When Merchant Seaman J i m Thorpe, the old Carlisle star, visited Calcutta recently he was persuaded to appear before the G. I's and visit hospitals and its hard to tell who got the bigger kick out of his visit. Chapman Phils' Pilot. Philadelphia --iTP)-- Ben Chapman's success bandwagon keeps right on a-rolling. Chapman, who asks only that his ball players "put out" their all, was signed yesterday to pilot the Phillies in 1946. Salary terms were not disclosed. Chapman was named temporarily in a surprise move June 30 after Fred Fitzsimmons resigned. And since then his Phillies have played what is perhaps their finest baseball in many years. Under Chapman's management, the Phils have won 18 games and lost 30 to hike their percentage 52 points. FIRST 20 GAME WINNER. Harold Newhouser (right) is congratulated by Skeeter Webb, Tiger short stop as they leave field after Newhouser became the first major league twirler to win 20 games this season, when he shut out the Philadelphia Athletics by a 4 to 0 score at Briggs stadium, Detroit, Michigan. (AP Wirephoto.) TRAPSHOOTING MEET IS SLOWED BY RAIN Unfinished Business Vies With Grand American. By HAROLD HARRISON Vandalia, O. -- (/P)-- There was some unfinished business today to vie with the fabulous Grand American handicap for interest as the waterlogged Grand American trap- shoot drew to its close. The unfinished business was the preliminary handicap and the fact there still was a lot of shooting to be done in that event left open the possibility that the shoot might even run into its fourth day. Approximately 150 marksmen slowed by steady rain still were waiting to start today in the preliminary but the leaders--well oul in front--were A. F. Jones of Thief River Falls, Minn., among the men and Mrs. Isaac Andrews of Spartanburg, S. C., among the women Defending champion today in the Grand American was Leslie C. Jepson of Dwight, HI., who hasn't fired a shot yet in competition in this meet. "I just didn't have the shells,' Jepfion said as he watched the show yesterday. I only had 200 shells and I wanted to have a few for practice." . ' He shot from 18 yards last year but tomorrow he'll be back at the 22-yard stripe. But he, like most of the others, weren't so much concerned with the yardage as the lack of practice. The other major championship to be decided today as the all- around title and'there it was Herschel Cheek of Clinton, Ind., who was sitting in the king row. Cheek went into the grand with 290 x 300. BOROWY PITCHING AGAINST BRECHEEN Results of Fights. Fall River, Mass.--Steve Kronis, 131, Boston, outpointed Johnny Cool, 135, Worcester, 10. Brooklyn--Artie Levine-Ray Rovelli card postponed to tonight. VICTORY IS HERE · * · but · « « NO NEW CARS FOR SOME TIME That's why we say--- 6IVE YOUR CAB THE BEST CARE Regular greasing . . . and the proper grade are two MUSTS. Lament's Service Station 'Stop At The Sign Of The flying Bed Hone" W. AUHORA ST. Cubs and Cards Meet in Showdown Series. Chicago --/P)--It was Hank Borowy against Harry Brecheen on the pitcher's mound today for the league-leading Chicago Cubs and the second place St. Louis Cardinals as the big three-game showdown series opened at Wrigley field. Capacity throngs of 40,000 were expected, with all box seats sold out weeks ago. The Cvbs now lead the defending champions by five and one- half, although the Cards have beaten the Chicagoans seven out of 10 games this season. St. Louis has 37 games remaining on its schedule, of which 12 are with the Cubs. Grimm's charges have 39 games left. The Cub manager's minimum objective will be to break even in the dozen battles with the pursuing champions, who have lost seven more contests than the Cubs. Grimm plans to use Bay Prim on the mound against the Cards tomorrow, with either Claude Pas- seau or Henry Wyse expected to start Sunday. Arnie Herber Signed. New York -M/P)-- Arnie Herber veteran forward passing star of the Green Bay Packers who made a football comeback with the New York Giants last season, has signed for another season, President John V. Mara announced yesterday. Herber wrote that he was confident of bettering his 1944 record. Signed contracts also were received from two regulars, Vic Carroll and Roy Clay, and three rookie backs, Walter Carlson, Louisiana State; Albert Moneyhan, North Carolina, and Leonard Jordan, Brooklyn college. FOR ·GOOD FOOD · GOOD TIMES GO TO TONY'S! ·FRIED CHICKEN ·SPAGHETTI and MEAT BALLS ·RAVIOLI Tony's Rendezvous 178-51 MEBCER Dorothy Germain Meets Babe in Semi-Final Round of Meet. lake Forest, III.--(JP)--Defending Champion Dorothy Germain 'today tackled her fairways nemesis, Babe Didrikson Zaharlas, in an east- west feature of the semi-final round of the women's western amateur golf tournament. In -the opposite bracket, a hard- hitting dark horse, Medalist Louise Suggs of Atlantic, Ga,, collided with the 1944 runner-up, Phyllis Otto of Atlantic, la. Miss Germain, a tousled-haired lass from Philadelphia, was gambling a shot at her third straight amateur crown as she squared off against the Los Angeles veteran who trimmed her in the finals of the last two women's western open tourneys. Dotty's most recent humiliation at the hands of the Versatile Babe was a 4 and 2 defeat in the 1945 open at Indianapolis in June. Playing erratically witn borrowed clubs, Babe yesterday edged Marjorie Row of Anniston, Ala., 1 up on the 20th hole. Miss Germain breezed into the semi-finals with a 6 and 5 triumph over Mrs. Frank Mayer, Chicago district champion, posting a one-over-par for the 13-hole distance. Miss Suggs eliminated Sally Sessions, Mtiskegon, Mich., 7 and 6. Miss Otto gained the semi-finals with an unimpressive, l up victory over unheralded Eileen stulb, Augusta, Ga., in 18 holes. League Leaders fBy The Associated Press) NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting-- Holmes, Boston, .368; Cavarretta, Chicago, .363. Runs--Holmes, Bostpn; 110; Rossen, Brooklyn, 96. Runs batted in--Olmo and Walker, Brooklyn, 99. Hits--Holmes, Boston, 184; Rosen, Brooklyn, 156. Doubles -- Holmes, Boston, 41; Walker, Brooklyn, 37. Triples -- Olmo, Brooklyn, 13; Pafko, Chicago, 10. Home nuts-- Holmes, Boston, 25; Workman, Boston, 19. Stolen bates --Schoendienst, St. Louis, 21; Barrett, Pittsburgh, 18. Pitching--Fasseau, Chicago, 14-6, .737; Brecheen, St. Louis, 8-3, .727. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting -- Cuccinello, Chicago, .325; Case, Washington, .316. Runs--Stirnweiss, New York, 77; Stephens, tSt. Louis, 72. Runs batted in--Etten, New York, 74; Binks, Washington, 72. Hits--Stirnweiss, New York, 140; Stephens, St. Louis, 132. Doubles--Binks, Washington, and McQuinn, St. Louis, 25. Triples-- Stirnweiss, New York, 15; Moses, Chicago, 12. Home runs--Stephens, St. Louis, 18; Cullenbine, Detroit, 13. Stolen bases--Myatt, Washington, 24; Case, Washington, and Stirn- weiss, New York, 21. Pitching-- Ferriss, Boston, 19-6, .760; Newhouser, Detroit, 20-7, .741. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Batting-- Flick, Milwaukee, .385; H. Nowak, Minneapolis, .338. Runs batted fn--Nance, Milwaukee, and Ignasiak, Toledo, 93 each; Wentzel, Indianapolis, 92. Runs -- H. Nowak, Minneapolis 98; Barna, Minneapolis, 93. Hits--Flick, Milwaukee, 185; H Nowak, Minneapolis, 169. Doubles-- Wentzel, Indianapolis and Kimball, St. Paul, 31 each; H Nowak, Minneapolis, 30. Triples-- Shofner, Louisville, 11; Flick, Milwaukee, 10. Home runs-- Barna, Minneapolis ISe* Oar Windows I Handsome! Warm! UTILITY GOATS Styled by Lakeland Grand new natural combed yarn twill sheepskins! Cravenette treated to shed rain and snow! Logwood brown Laskin lamb! BOYS* SIZES Just like Dad's! 23.60 MEN'S SIZES 25.00 FftO HEN'S SHOP lost Around The Cornet On Suffolk St IBONWOOO. MICH. BOB FELLER TRANSFERRED TO DEMOBILIZATION CENTER. Chief Specialist Bob Feller (left), 26-year-old pitching star of the Cleveland Indians who served 27 months at sea as a gunfire control director on the U. S. S. Alabama, turning in his records at the demobilization center at Navy Pier, Chicago. (NEA Telephoto.) Ruth Considers Ty Cobb As Greatest of Players By JOE REICHLER New York--(IP)--Babe Ruth worshippers might be shocked to learn that the old Bambino himself considers Ty Cobb the greatest ball player ever to don spikes. The two ancient rivals are on opposing sides again, Cobb having come here from his California home to manage the western all-stars against Babe Ruth's Easterners in Esquire's boys' baseball game at the polo grounds Tuesday night, "Make no mistake about that," bellowed the home run king. "The old boy was the greatest player I ever saw or hope to see. When I was pitching I had fair success against all the other great hitters, but Cobb was one guy I never could get out. "I had a reputation for being a slugger and I guess I could hit 'em pretty far at that, but that guy Cobb could do everything--better than any player I ever saw. Old Georgia Peach was a g r e a t hitter, a spectacular fielder, a wonderfui thrower and oh boy, how he could run. "You think I set a lot of records," the Babe went on wiping his brow, "why the old boy still owns, how many records is it, Ty? Forty-two? "They say .1 used to scare pitchers just by strolling to the plate but those guys always had a remedy for me. Whenever they were afraid I'd knock one out of the park, they'd walk me and their worries would be over. But once Cobb got on base then their worries really began. He would upset not only the pitcher or catcher, but the infield as well by going from first to third on a sacrifice bunt, scoring from second on an infield, out taking two bases on an outfield fly and making delayed steals. "Fans still talk about the home run I hit in the 1932 world series 22; Kimball, St. Paul, 17. Stolen bases--Danneker, Minneapolis, 48; Wentzel, Indianapolis, 24. Pitching-- Wallace, Indianapolis, 14-3; Durheim, Indianapolis, 7-2. off Charley Root of the Cubs after I jxjinted to the rightfield stands. Well, I once remember Cobb beating out four bunts down the third basp line in one game against Billy Bradley, a wonderful third baseman for Cleveland. That was after Cobb warned Bradley he would bunt to him every time he got up. Another time Cobb warned Lou Criger, a great catcher with Boston, that he would steal second, third an..i home on him first chance he got. Well, the first time up Cobb walked and on three pitches stole second, third and home against the dumbfounded Criger. "Yes, add that to the fact Cobb led the league twelve times in thirteen years, three times with over .400 averages, finished with a lifetime mark of .367 and tops all hitters in total hits, runs, triples, total bases and stolen bases and you have the greatest player of them all." NELSON FINDS GOLF NO ONE'MAN SHOW Has Only One Stroke Lead In Open Meet. Knoxviile, Tenn.--(/P;--The man who has dominated play during the past two years recognized today a new trend in big time golf: "It's no longer a one-man show." Byron Nelson fired a five-under- par 67 to take the first round lead yesterday in the $13,333 Knoxviile open. Yet when he reached the Scoreboard he found two old professional rivals and a young amateur breathing hot on his neck. Just a stroke behind with 68's were Lt. Ben Hogan of Hershey, Pa., who is making a. comeback after army service; little Tony Penna of Dayton, Ohio, and the new amateur threat, Freddie Haas, Jr., of New Orleans. "It was one of the best rounds of golf I ever had," commented Nel- MEETS DETROIT Other Returned Vets Prove They Can Step Right in Big League. By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer Bobby Feller returns to the baseball wars tonight after a four-year hitch in Uncle Sam's navy and the, odds are all in favor of his picking up where he left off in 1941. Rapid Robert may not be as razor sharp against the league- leading Detroit Tigers under the Cleveland arcs as he was when he won 25 for the tribe in his last full season, but he has been managing and throwing for a top flight Great Lakes navy team this season. Al Eenton, Red Ruffing, Hank Greenberg, Buddy Lewis, Dave Per- riss and Charley Keller are proving every day that a returning serviceman ball player needs little more than a shave and a haircut to step right back into his big league berth. Brilliant Record B*ferriss is the outstanding example of a successful ex-GI with his brilliant 19-6 win record for the Boston Red Sox althugh he was just a minor league performer before Pearl Harbor. Ruffing has copped four of five for the Yankees and Benton's 11-4 performance is a big reason for the Tiger's success. Lewis is hitting .342, including 13 extra base blows, for a Washing* ton club that has become a definite flag threat since his return from the army air force. Greenberg, after a faltering start, has leveled off at .324, with 15 doubles and 7 homers to top the Detroit hitters. Lesser lights such as Harry Lowrey, Paul Gillespie and Mickey Livingston of the Chicago-Cubs, and rookies Red Schoendlenst of the Cardinals and Ken Gables of Pittsburgh haven't found the going too rough, Jim Tobin assured Feller of a first place target to shoot at when he hurled the Bengals to a 4-3 verdict over Philadelphia yesterday, upping their margin over idle Washington to one full game. Tigers Win 14th Although the A's banged Tobe's "nothm' ball" for eight hits including two doubles, 10 blows off Don Black enabled Detroit to close a 21-game home stand with its 14th decision over the eastern invaders, Washington opens a vital four- game set in the Yankee stadium today while the Tigers joust with the Indians. All other clubs in the' American league were idle yesterday. Brooklyn staved off New York's threat to the Dodgers' third place berth on a four-hit, 4-1 night game triumph by Rookie Ralph Branca. Pittsburgh handed Cincinnati its sixth straight setback and its 19th in the last 21 starts, with Walter Beck scattering nine safeties for a 6-2 edge. All other National league teams were unscheduled. son. "But I only have a one-stroke lead. This thing is getting tougher." Harold (Jug) McSpaden of Sanford, Me., and Ky Laffoon of Chicago, had 70's. Bracketed with 71's were Bob Kelper of Columbus, Ohio; Jimmy Hines of Chicago, and Nathan Smith of Oak Ridge, Tenn. When You're "ioafm"' on Vacation · rich in aged flavor · full of thirst ·satisfy ing quality t ·^:^- · sparkling with sociability rose* GOES WiTH GOO* TMMB3

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