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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 6

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Pago Six Elliot, Re jerted For Service, Bi Aid To Pirates „ . • • .-•-,.«*• Al. if.-«t;> -iNAUGATUdk: DAILY SATURDAY, JULY 22.1944 Pittsburgh, July 2S—(UP)—The Pittsburgh I'irati-s, and their manager, I'-ninkie Frisch, arc mighty glad that Hob tOlliutl will be around when the curtain rings down on the IP-l-1 baseball season. ( Klllott has boon with the F-ues for live soasuns. and thciv main- ntny lit third base for the last couple i'f years. Ho made his third All-Stnr National league team this Mummer, und is generally :i pretty usi.'ful guy to havr round. For a svhitc.-it looked as if Undo Sum was K"ing t" monopoli/.e Bob's tnlcnts. nut the tall lofty, failed his draft physii-al, and is helping the Pirntcs in their second place race with the Cincinnati Kcds. F.Uiott. is "in- of thuse. players. liki> r-UicUy Walter.-!, of the Clnein- nnti Ueds". who wont tliu rounds,, before he t'uund his true niche. And that's a story In itself. The ganglv C'alifornian sprat nine yenrs in organi/.ed ball in the out- held. He came up to Pittsburgh as n gardener in \'.<S(>. and made his Ilrst All-Star team asa ball-hawk. But In 1!i-l2. Frankio .l''risch no.od- ed n thin! baseman badly, and practically druftc job. Bob dl<l had ti-iod at the hot corner a IV.w tiinca in bis minor days, and didn't sot. the world allrc. So. the Dues' pilot gave him a prp talk our day. Said .Frisch: "Elliott, this is a great chance for you. :tt will add years to your t'f.sobalt life. And strctchin;,' matters a little. Mistor Fordham continued: "It might give you tS yoarj of atlircli'm." A few elaya !aU.'r. a hard hit drive took a bad hop, and almost drilli'd. a hole in ICIliolt's cho.H. As Fru«:h Bagby Wins For Indians; Yanks Pound Browns, 8-2 rushed up to give (Uy United I'nvsH) Right bander .'Urn Bagby has none back to wurk for Hie Clove- land Indians. Jim has he.on out all uf this season doing a hitch In tho merchant 'marine. But he recently resigned from the maritlmo service, patched np his troubles with Man.-igor Lou Boudreau, and put tin; tho Cleveland uniform on again. Last night Jim made his Ilrst start of the season and turned in a fancy five-hit tor to beat the Phil- adflnh'ia Athletics •! to 1 :it Cleveland. Luke Hamlin was the loser. That victory kept the Indians in a fourth place tio with the Detroit 'rigors—it put thorn back on tho five hundred mark—and left them just CIIH- and one half Barnes out of third place. With Bagby hack, the Trihi: is in sl'.apc to go places. At St. Louis yesterday the New York Yankees whipped the Browns S 10 2 tn move within two games of the American loaguo leaders. Alley Donald was the winner and Al Hollinj-.swoi-tb the loser. At Detroit, tho 1'ast moving Tirol's rolled up their fifth straight victory as ,.„.., they scored three times in the last ^ >;t 'for tho i half of thu ninth to beat the Wash- n't liko tin: set up. Me ington So.naturs (i to 0. Dizzy Trout staggered through to hand up his 13lb victory while tho defeat w;is plastered un Karly Wynn. And at ChiQaKO tho rujuvonatotl White Sox hui'.K another une on the Beaton Uod SDN, boating them fi to 3- Buck :i1oss won his tlrst xame of the season and Yank Terry lost. In tho National leat;ue at New York tho St. Louis Cardinals shut out tho Now York Giants 0 to 0 behind tho slick pitching of "Silk Hat Harry" Urcchcon. Harry Foldman was tho '.user for the Giants. At l.'.uston Jim Lynn won his .'Irst of tho season for the ChicuKO Sportsmans Park In Bad Shape \ St. Louis,'July 22— (UP)— Whnn Three Calumet Nags ••".•.'" - 1 • • ( In Arlington Stakes CMcago, July 22—(UP)—Calumet world ycvios time rolls around this j Furm has three strong starters year at least part of -Lhe series i coupled as-an entry in the' Adllng- iindoiibtodly will foe ]> 1 a y e d at Sportsman": Park in St. Louis. The Cardinals urn almost certain lo win I he National league flag. And if •! ho Brownies come 'through to take their first. American league penunr.t, nil of the series will beheld in t'he Mound City. And once agnin baseball'.'-: greal- e.-.t prixe will be contusled on one worst diamonds in -the major leagues. The imtteld at Sportsman;; l-v.rk is worn ; - o thin that a Made r .'rass stands oul like a traffic; light. iiie reason for llic poor condi- :ion of the St. .Louis diamond is iliat the fiolcl gets no rest. Both the Cards and lihe Browns play at Sporl-smuns Park, and belwccii them the field is in use almost cvoiy day. The htird-ba.kcd earth makes for a <-Rr;ii;£.'ly-lookii:f,' dininoiul — not quite the way a m.ijo'r league field uugiin to look-- and especially for a world series. The SI. Louis fans are accustomed -lo Ihe bsatcii-ciown field. But visiting fans always come away ama/.ed at the motheaten: playing .-M.irf.-ice. ( losing for the Braves. At Brooklyn the Cincinnati Reds bent the lirooklyii Dudgei-s 3 to 2 with Ed Hetisser topping Curt Davis. The Ueds got their winning run on an error. And at Philadelphia the Pittsburgh Pirates licked the Phils 0 to 3 behind Max Butcher as Al Clerhcnser wont down to defeat. ton classic today. An exceptionally small field of six horses will go lo the post and l.he Calumet starters look like a sure thing for the shortest odds. Pensive, winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakncss, will carry top weight of 12G pounds, while liis aUiblematcs Twilight; Tear and Miss Kcenclund both will carry ll'l. The amazing filly, Twilight Tear, has beaten Pensive in two recent tests and looks like the rcul money: horse of the entry. The oher three entries arc American Eagle, Challenge .Me and Old Kentucky, all carrying 110 pounds. Dog Show Aug. 13 In Brooklyn, Conn, him lii-.it aid, the new third saekei' "There goo.-; tor. years," ol' those 'Jt< Cubs by beiiting the Lloston Braves I to 2." Ace Cai-duni—who hasn't wiui yet tills year— kept :-ight.on It i,- estimated that S2 per cent of American workers normally got to their jobs in automobil.es. • The all-breed A. K. C. dog show of the Windhiim County ' K.--nnel Club will be held Sunday, August l.-Hh, al 1.he Brooklyn, Conn., fairgrounds. There Is a wonderful list prizes in the TirocCs .-is well prize- money to be awarded on the graduated plan..-- Obedience r.ln/.-s- • . ii i'"ai,UTc of this show, will be in charge of Capt.° Herman Schendel of Mancluisl.er, Conn. ^n^niurn li.s-ls and enlty blanks will bo ready for distribution* in a few days. Application* should'be made to Emma A. Najac, Secretary, C-l Plnchurst Avcnuo', Providence. . . MTURNING YANK - - By Jack Sords Gehriiiger—One of Greatest of Infielders W HEN baseball-u-lse observers attempt to pick an all-time great baseball team and beg-in to look for a modern infielder to compare with the famous of yesterday they invariably select Charley Gehringcr as their infield choice. Guhrinpcr, retired since 19'I2 and now in the service, was a star performer for tfie Detroit Tigers for 10 years, during which time he participated in 2,323 frame;-., balled .321 and netded .070. He took part in three world series and was a member of SIN All-Star teams, A native of Fowlervllle. Mich., Cohring-er played or.ly two seasons of minor league baseball before becoming- the No. 1 star of the Tigers, He broke In s\Mth London in the Michigan-Ontario league in 192-1 and played with Toronto in 1D25. He began his lengthy career with the Tigers in 1D2G and remained as an active player until 19-12. He was the batting hero of many games, generally hitting considerably above the .300 marl: He was the world scries hero ir. 103'1 and 1035. He batted in over 100 runs seven times. His best batting mark was .371 in 1937, which year he was picked as the most valuable player in the American league. After he quit, he was signed aa coach by the Tigers, on* of the qrcats of baseball ^ CROSETTL ORAPf OP MlS FOR T«4e This V That By UUKIi KA/LAUSKAS (Sporls lOililiir) Paul Derringer, veteran pitcher -'thp' Chicago Cubs, is "Mr. Big." generally spetiking, when it comes to 'wearing baseball equipment, but Mike Naymick nf Cleveland and Johnny Cec of the Pirat.es put in "large orders" when preparing to dress for baseball activity. JOcrringer, for example, wears a I St. AMERICAN' LEAGUE Vcstcrdiiy'M Result* Chicago S, Boston 3. Now York 8. St. Louis 2. Detroit S, Washington 5. Cleveland -1, Philadelphia 1. The Standing 1 W. L. Pet. Louis SO 33 .502 sixc 'SO shirt and orders a 7 5-8 cap. j New York 40 3S .5-12 which i-oqulrcmenis make him just | Boston, ' 15 ''- ubout the biggest all-around man on the diamond. Eobo Newsom, who has settled down with Connie Mack', also wears :i 50 si/.e shirt while, Thornton LL'C of the Whiu Sox dons a. 7 !3-S cap, but Paul': head is bigger tlian Bobo's, am I'm chest measurement tops Lee's. Naymick takes bi^r honors in tb. shoe department, hs dogs demand .ng- a set of 15 1-2 brogans, whi'.c Johnny Gcc. who towers G feet, 0 ncbcs above the pitcher's mound wears the longest uniform in tht- m.'ijors. Although his chest mcas ..rcment is only -Iti, Johnny's shir 1 tail is 12 inches longer than stand u-d and his pants are 9 inches qngor than the average player's. •equiremonls. _^^ These facts, and others of a simi- nr nature, arc revealed by Jimmj 'iirrip. the , "Goldsmith" man w,ho has been measuring innjci Icaguci's for the last twenty years .and who can just about tell yoi .how many times a K iv en playci can sneeze before the button off his collar, .If you're interested in more measurements, CarriK can tell you that the-- Ifito Jack Hcndricks, once manager of inn Cincinnati Reds wore a size S skimmer, tho largest cap ever worn, by a major leaguer Th'o small can department is headed by Lo" Boudreau, Indians man ti.frcr; Muddy Runl, White Sox coach, and Ival Goodman. Cubs gardener, all of whom wear a C 3-1 bonnet. Myril Hoag, now with the White Sox, has a.ma-/.ingly small feet 1 wearing: .1 '1 1-2 shoe of "D" width. Do'm Dcllasandro of the Cubs also pulls on a. <1 1-2 shoe, but he requires a triple "E" • width for bis .almost round feet, Skecter Webb 'and Muddy'Run! of the White Sox ;woar the smallest uniforms, -10 .shirts ,-ind 3-1 pants. Carrig recalls that. Pitcher Walter Brown, best remembered as a Yankee, wore a 54 .'shirt, while Gob Buckeye, onetime Cleveland h'uvlor, hitched up a, pair of 4G pants. The best dressed player of all time, in Carrig's opinion, was Ha/en "Kiki" Cuylor, former Pittsburgh and Chicago Cub outfielder, who. now manages Atlanta in the Southern Association. During his playing days, Cuyler, whose cap had to be just at the right angle, invented the pants roll which made for an ultra streamlined ap- • peara'nco and which of Ia.te has given way to the less trim plus-1 effect now sported by most players.' Carrig reports, top .that there are many pla'ycr superstitions concerning uniforms. Silly Jurgcs of the Giants will wear any number but 7. Claude Passcau of the Cubs insists oh" number 13. Derringer must wear -30 and Rube Melton is certain he can't win without a 10 on his back. CLEARANCE SALE s r/ Suit» rr .aii(l ' Dclroil, •!•' Cleveland •!* Wai-Jiiivgtoft •'! -'S Chicapo 30-13 Philadelphia 37-19 .131 ,500 .500 .-169 .-130 Today's G.imcft, ?l I client New York at Cliicnsro (2)—Dubicl |G-7; und JJufoer i2-5) v.-i. Humphries C2-6) and Lop.il (3-6). Phil.aclelplila at Detroit—Flo res vs. NQwhou.^er (1-1.-G). WashinpLon at Cleveland—Hacf- ner (7-6) vs. Harder iG-53. Boston' ol-St. Louis (niprhl)—• Ryba (7-3) vs. Kramer (3-9). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 3, Brooklyn 2. Chicago •), Bosloiv 2. Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3, St. l^ouis 5, New York 0. Tho Standing W. L. Pet. St. Louis 5S 23 .71 f, Cincinnati 4637 .554 Pittsburgh -1336 .5-1-1 New York' Philadelphia -10 -M 3G -15 Chicago 33 -15 Brooklyn 30 -IS Boston 1 35 4S .-176 .4-1-1 .123 Today's Games, I'itcrcrs Cli i I'.a^o at New York — Fleming M-7.) v.-x Allen (1-1) or Scward |32). Pittsburgh at Brooklyn— Roc C6- 7) vs. Warren (0-0). St. Louis at Boslon — Lanier (95) vs. Barrel! (5-10). . Cincinnati at Philadelphia — Ko.-.sliinly (3-2J v*. Shan?: (S-S). About 40 per cent of the sleeping cnrs and 15 per cent' of tile couches on U. S. railroads arc continuously wiKOd in movins; troops. Red Branch, Former Yank, to Take Mound For Davi Club Randy Gumbert, Ex-"A's" Huricr To Pitch For MerL den Team Kf-conU; and Wilkcs, at third "Randy" Gumbert, former Phllgl deljJhia A's pitcher will be on thJ mound /or Mcrlden. Block, Sb; Erasscos: Kchia, KH; Ruaw _ mando, cf; Hack, c; Johnson ?h- Block, 2b; Walsh, if; Eabinsky•«'• Kohlnson, lb; Branch, p. ' " lb c mi, rf; Gumbert, pi ;am- GIUL 1-ITCIIKH STAR Salt r-ike City—(UP)—R atcd one of the best female softboil pitchers «** Fred Davi's "Brasacos" will take on the ;u>pcarance of n major league ball club when they slack 'up against the Mcriden Contelcos tonight at the Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, al S p. m, Norman "lied" Uninch will toe the rubber for the Davimen. Brunch formerly IiurJcd for the New York Yankees and at present is taking bi.s regular turn on the ; n iju-xh Shirley Turpjn, ~pitcher hill for the Groton Coast Guards. f o: . t ), c ShamrocJt-I--ooiprJnu>r3 Bill Johnson will be back all Salt Lake City, who will pilch, a third; Kipper Rehla, of Yule will lO-gamc series in Arizona. Shc : i 3 hold down short; Cy 331ock, ex-Chi- - - cn.go Cub will be at the keystone with a newcomer Aaron Robinson, former Yankee and Newark catcher at the initial sack. •The outfield will take on more power with Eddie Walsh, property of St. Louis Brown in left; Joey Russomando, Now Haven flash, in center; and Billy Eabrinsky, West Haven slugger in right. Howie- Hack, popular Soulhern Association catcher will do the re- j cefving for the locals. The Meriden oulflt will pack power with such lormer minor | league stars as Gus Dugas. in ccn- j tcr; Mickey DC Lucca at first; Albie Gurshe, in left; Bergman, at BASEBALL TONIGHT WATKRBUKV MUNICIPAL STADIUM 8:00 I' Meriden Contelcos vs. Waterbury Brasscos M. 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