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Page Six NAUGATUCK DAILY .NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1944 ALL-STAR COACH By Jack Soi'ds Bocci Activity A-plenty In Boro Sunday Afternoon Service Stars Packed Witli Plenty Of Big League ED -CO LL-s-fAa Ai3vMflS-ri>16 CHICAGO SEAR? ii fJJ/Au cU Aue. 30 ON THE AIR TODAY 5:01) p. in. \VKAF-WnC— Wlicrv a Girl Marries WJ5J— Hop Flari-igan WOR— Uncle Don WABC — P'tiii with Dtinn r,:|-i f). in. \VKAF-WTIC-Love and Learn 'WJ5i— Dick Tracy WAT K— Melody Lievue ">::!» |>. in. WABC— Three Si.stor.i WEAF-WTrC— Plain Bill WAT R- W JZ — Jac k A rn it: i :'0 ng ,"i:-l5 |). in. 'WABC — Wilderness P.oad 'WlSAF-WTrC-fror.it I 'age Fai-- rcll WATR-WJX— Sea Jlountl WOI-i -Supurnian H:IH> [i. in, ALL Stations -News ti:15 i>. 111. WABC --T.ynn Murray Orch.. and Chorus WATi;-- Mil K' for Dining VVTIC — Victory i.i Our L'-usinfjiM W.17. -Hop (lurrigan WOI'l Xews; In.-mU: Hollywood WEAF— iJerunmle to Amui'ii'a (\:'M p. in. WOr.— Vuw.s WTIC— Strictly Sport.s WEAF— Serowidi; : -Sportt; \VJX — W-hosi; War? Sport.)' WATK — NUWM; bongs tJ:l5 p, in. WABC— World Today WATR--I'li:aKUi-e ami Profit WOP. --Stan Loniiix WTrC-WEAF- -Lowell Thomas T.tXl p. in. WABC—-T Ldvt; u My.-itery WJX-WATR— Blondlu WEAl'i'-WTTC-- Music Shnp WOli — Fulton r.ewi.i, Jr. 7:1") |). in. WOK — Answer Man WABC — Wo Who DrrTim WEAF-WTTC— NUWM of the \Vorli! 7:SO p. in. WOR— Keep Ahead WATR — Phone Your -Answer WEAF — Roth Orch. and Choriu \VJ'/. — Lone P.anger WT.[C— Qtiij! of Two Cities This V That Ily DUKK KA7.1-.-\USKAS (^jiurts Kditur) WABC — Friday on T;.|.* |>. Cross WAT K-- Red WEAF— NJ Broadway in. Program p. in. Ruggli.-s Show Service Con- WABC— Charl Wore— News WEAF-WTIC— Cities cert H:!(l) p. in. WTrC-WRAF ..... Thin Man WOR — Freedom of OnpurLunity W AT K- WJ 7. • • Nnvy Program WABC-- Service to the Front !l:(Mi p. in. WABC — Payu to be Ignorant WEAF-WTIC--FriinU Munn Show WATR-WJS5— Gang Busters WOK— Cub rial H eat tor !I;I5 p. in. WOR— Screen Tost !),-.']() p. in. WKAF-WTTC— People are Fuivny WABC— Bruwstiir Boy WOR — Double or Nothlng 111:110 p. in. WEAF-WTIC— Boston Blcickle W AT K- W J 7.~ N u w,-( WOR — Boxing; Madison Square WABC — Moore-tHtrunte Show IICHO p. 111. WARC— Stage Door Canteen WTrC— ff. V. Kal ten born WATR— Fish PoiKl WB/eF — Sports Newsi-eel \VJ7. — Sorvicu Letter :10:I,-) p. in. WTfC— From Now York WJZ — Continentals WICAF — To be announced 1 1 :OI) p. m. ALL SUitions — News 11:15 p. m. WTrC— Hn.rknc.-w of Washington Jjonking over some of the old .Vohnii'lidg way l>ack In 3!)37. . . i-ocords the other day we noted iiutt JOe l.ouis uurnud about .$1-IO,000 per minute for beating Max Schmeling way back in 1037 Shin.Tuards on the part of catchers were lirst worn in 100S. When Roger Bri'snzih.'in first appeared with them on, the people gave him a beautiful rasberry. . . . And gloves for that matter weren't worn before !S73 .. U'n 1 t u r Johnson, apoiMlbiill artist with the \S'ashing- :on Nuts for an awful long time, uncd struck ou; four batters in M single inning it seems that the "atelier dropped a third strike.... If you placed all of Babe Ruth's 2.0'iG walks end u* end, (.he dis- liinuv wutild be over o-t miles . . . !:uy HarrOLin won the llrst Memorial day race -the 000-mile job at Indianapolis—in 1'Jll. averaging fiiiU f. p h The best tisr.c, WG may bo wrong about it, is about 113 m. p, h. Eon Chapman stole Gl bases in 3931, which is 30 thefts less than Ty Cobb's mark of 1910... .Snuffy Slirnweiss of the Yanks looks like the new base stealing champion, although Ceorgo Washington Case slill can pilfer one every now and then. ,. .Moe Berg, who wus a receiver i for the Boston Red Sox, spoke S different Uinguagc-s, and was a big help to the boys that used to make the trip around the world with the Ail-Star^ in those/ long-ago day.x of peacn. Randy Gumpert Unavailable This Week-End; Grays' John Taylor To Hurl The Walcrbury Brnsscos will meet their strongest opponent of the ycur tomorrow night when thoy tackle the strong "Service All- Stars" loud by Red Branch and Aaron Robinson, former ' New York Yankees now stationed at New London with the Coast Guards. Johnny Taylor, of the Homestead Grays, will work on the hill [or the locals as Knndy Gumpert is unavailable this weekend. Branch and Robinson have gathered an array of the best o:'_baseball talent in the service stationed along thn Connecticut coast, which is comprised of former stars in the big time.. .Head their list of greats is Junior Thompson, late of the Cincinnati Reels, who did considerable relief work for tho National leaK'uers in thn world scries of 1937. Thompson, now at Ft. Trumbull, Conn., will start on the hil'. agair.stlthe Bmsscos tomorrow night . with Branch and Sherer, formerly, with the Dodgers held in reserve. Other players in the "All-Stars" lineup lire Joe Glenn, late of the Yankees; Al Jaeger, fresh from Cleveland; Tony Cuccienllo, who played with Boston .Braves before being Inducted into the service; Charlie Langood, recently with Baltimore of the International league; Red Walsh, formerly, with I.)IL' Louisville Colonels; Billy Wellbor, of the Southern Association; t-.r.y Williams, property of the St. Louis Browns, tuid Al McKay, of Montreal. , Unvi will not bo without, 'his stars either. Bill Johnson, cx-Yim- Mack Paid $100,OOOFor Lefty Grove 15.V BKRNAUD United PITS* Sports Staff Baseball funs and wrltei'3 had many names for Robert Moses Grove. Usually they, called him '".Lefty" Grove. Sometimes h« was known 'as "Ol 1 Mose" or J3ob. But whatever the name, all agreed that the southpaw was ono of. the best, left- hnnder.s of all time,' For twenty-two years Lefty got the batters out in organized baseball. He spent seventeen of tho'se' seasons • in the majors, becoming one of the very few. pitchers" to win 300 big league ball gomes, Lefty broke into baseball with the Martinsburg, W. Va,, club of p l:he Blue Ridge league . in .1920:; Grove didn't stay at Martinsburg long. Owner Jack Dunne of the Baltimore Orioles heard about' a wild man with the spued of lightning who was pitching-for Martinsburg-. Dunne went to Martinsburg to sou for himself, What ho saw convinced him that Grove was ready to do some fine pitching lor the Orioles. .The Murtinsburg park needed a now fence, but the owners couldn't a/ford it, Dunne offered to pay for the fence and throw in a .pitcher if . he could have . Grove. .That cinched the deal. It was a happy deal for the Orioles. Lefty .spent" five years in Eal- AMKRICAN I.KAGUK "•'.- Ye«tdrday'n Results New, York 10, • Cleveland 3. •St. Louis 10, Philadelphia 5. Chicago. 1, Washington 0. Boston 3, Detroit 3 (tie, rain). _ f Tho Standing- St. Louis ... Boston Detroit New. .York . Chicago .... Cleveland Philadelphia Washington W.- L. Pet. G8 40 .508 00 52 .'•50 52 . M 52 , 51 59 . 54 02 . 52 64 . 17 06 • .536 -.532 .M2 ,478 vltiO .448 .110 Todny's Gnnicn, !?llclior8 Chicago at Washington (night) —Humphries (5-G) vs. Wolff (3-3). St. .Loui's-at.Philadelphia (night) —Shirley (-1-3) va, Black (7-8). Detroit at Boston (2)—Ncwlious- 1 _.: (19-7) an. Corsica (5-11) vs O'Neil. (G-S) : and Bowman (S-C). NATIONAL, LEAGUE koa; Cy Block. Chicago Cubs: nip- i' Umorc : Hc learned how to get the per Rehia, and Mickey De Luccia, of Meriden will complete his in- ilokl. The outer garden will be composed of Benny Binkosiii, Joey Paissomando, and Slim McWcenoy. Howio Hack, popular catcher will work behind the plate. ; With such u ."Dream Game" scheduled for the il u n i c i p a I Stadium tomorrow night it is ux- pocted that ono at' tho largest; crowds of this year will lj u on hand. This game will be played tinder the lights and will start ut & p. in. .sharp. Conn. Boxing Com. Breaks With NBA Rain Postpones Two Big Games Here the also iraine 1ATI »MOW...»*T.;nJ»Ulll.jtlC Rfdn shoi'Lly aL'tor H p. m. ycs- turtluy cancDliid ail local u'.hlet-ic activity. Tho gumo that was to decide thn winnci- of the second round ol' the NuuKiitucli Indnslrial ^'Ue with tho Xaug-a'.uck Chemical and tho Foo'.weut' plant conten. elm's win [ii'obiibly be played next woi.'k. Thu classic between the Naujta- tnck voluntour Ilromcn and Watoi-bury Firoll^hters was wasfieci out last ni^'ht. The will be played Thursday. Auf,'. 31. The- locals however showed up at inden park lust r.i^ht ^^'ith their )ooi.s. raincoats and hats all set to >lay aiiyu-ay, But thtj Brass City club didn't show up. An enjoyable evening was had around the "ci-ackc-r" barrel, playinj; n bit of hot stove league ball. The clemcn'cy of the weather tonight, if any, will allow tho U. S. Rubber Co. to playoff a Waterbury D-jsty league >nYme which if won would place the local team in a tie with tho Waterbury Tool for the top upot. Hartford, AUf,'. IS— 'UP) —"It looks ns though Willie Pop i.s about to be i-ocoynixed as world's featherweight champion in his home state. Pop. has been recognized os the champ liy the New York Stnto Box- ins commission for nearly two years, but. Connecticut—a member of tho National Boxing association • -has recognized the various N-B-A cli:inipio;is tjince that time. The >TE-A title now is held by Sal Bartolo. whom Pep ducisioncd twice before Bartolo won his title, Frank J. Cos.key — Connecticut's Athletic commissioner —- has announced lie has severed the state's 'connection -with the N-B-A and has. signed a so-called "working agreement with the N. Y. State- Boxinp corn-mission. In a letter to Abe Green, N-B-A president, Coskcy refused an appointment a,; vice-priisiclont of the National Boxinjr association "because," he said, "I am about to Kivc Willie Pep his rightful due by recognizing him as featherweight champion of the world, and will sanction his coming defense of his title a_s a championship match." Crystal pool, near Fort Stockton, Texas, d-atc.s back 250 years. It has a. flow of 35 million gallons .1 day ir.-cl a constant temperature of about 71 degrees. ' ball close to the plate, -and set strikeout records by the. dozens. Then came Lefty's chance at the majors. There wasn't much question about, his making good. The Philadelphia Athletics thought so much or him that they paid Baltimore $100,000. From there on, it was or.:o baseball thrill on top of another. Lefty's control.— ioir.ething- .that troubles :ill young speeiiba!l(;rs—still wasn't letter perfect. But his S[>eed. \yas terrific. For u. while Manager Connie Mack worked Lefty Grove, as s\ relief pitcher—giving him plenty of time to fiivd .himself against big Lime, batters. In Lefty's third year under the big top lie became a 20-g*ame win- net-, ri'e played with those great Philadelphia teams of the middle | and late 20s that carried names like Mickey Cochrane, Jimmy Foxx and Al Simmons, Grove's pitching style in his early years was hard on his hands. Lefty's" grip on his fast ball—his only pitcli in those days—way so tight that after a couple of innings his fingernails would split and dig into the flesh. On some days, Grove's fin'gcrs looked like irrigation ditches, One day in ; 1929 the powerbnll king was p:tc.r.ing against the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland. That gwime worked down to the r.iaxh inhing and the score stood at 3-nll. Lefty's fingers began to look bad about tile, eighth inning, and Manager Mack was worried. The Ixittlu moved past the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth. inr.;ir.gs, and still neither team could score. Lefty's . salary fingers .hurt—they hurt badly. But he wanted to Jiold on if he could. Each time Grove came back to tlie- bw-rch, Manager Mack as-Iced Lefty it' he wanted to quit. -And each time the portsider would say: "Oh, I think I oar., go another inning 01- so." The contest went down the line- past the fifteenth and sixteenth. Then in the seventeenth, reliable Jimmy Foxx blasted out a homer. The A's followed with another run for good measure and Lefty had a five to three lead, j This time Mack didn't a;-K. Me . know Chat Lefty Grove would -fin- WABC—Shop Fields Orcii. WATR—Eddie Oliver Oivh. W.T%—Song Team; Kobblers ] 1:3I> p. in. WTIC-WEAF—Author's Plny- •l . house WABC—-Mildred Bailey Show WJ55-WATR—Van Cleave Variations WOR—Snmy Kayo Oroh . ALCAZAR TODAY - SATURDAY PatO'BRLFN^afolelANDIS For Your Musical Pleasure! ! -SHOW BUSINESS" With Eddie CANTOR George MURPHY Joan Davis Nancy KELLY Constance MOORE With DON DOUGLAS Directed liy IjMwin L. Miirln n us Nig-ht of Adventure Tom 'Conway Jean Brooks UUV BONDS AND STAMI'S DAILY NOW LOEUrS POll Ycsterdiiy's Rc-sultn Boston 7, Chicago T>; St. Louis 7, New York 0. Pittsburgh- 7,. Philadelphia 0 (1st). Pittsburgh G, Philadelphia 5 (2d), Browns Defeat .'AV; Cards Keep Winning, Trim Giants, 7-0 Match With Scovill First Oii offram; Also Tournament +S f (By United Fivinlde Frisch 'and his. Pittsburgh Pirates just don't seem to know they're licked. Maybe it's | like- trying to knock down a Flying Fortress'with tn,'bean bajf. but the Eucs are playing the best, hall in the National league. Bolter ball than the pace-setting St. Louis Cardinals, The Eucs won. two games from the Philadelphia. Phillies at Pittsburgh yesterday. TJiey took the first gn.me, 7 to G, and went 10 innings to win the nightcap, G to BiMaggio To Stay In IL S Army Tho Standing: L. Pet. St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago New York Boston Philadelphia. 81 28 03 4!i 01-10 -19 50 -5002 4-1 GO -1204 Brooklyn. ............. 44 67 .7-13 .OS:J .570 .4fi7 .-HO .-100 .390 .390 Today's Giimus, Titcliftr.i Philadelphia at Pittsburgr (night) —Raffenabergcr (10-15) v.s. Sewel) (13-9). Brooklyn at Cincinnati (2)—(twi- i light and night)—Chapman (1-0) I and Herri rig (0-0) vs. Cumbort (07) and-Carter (7-5). Boston at Chicago—Mulchings (0-1) or Barrett (7-13) vs. Passeau (S-7). The Cardinals trounrec! the Now York Giants, 7 to 0. with Max Lun- icr turning in l.he whitewash job. 'A't Chicago, the Boston Braves outslugged the Cubs 10'boat them, to 5. The Brooklyn-Cincinnati game at Cincinnati was rained out. In the American league, the'New York Yiiiiikces took another whack at the Cleveland pitching staff. The Yanks collected 17 hits while trouncing the Tribe. 10 to 3. At Philadelphia the league-leading St. Louis Browns won another slugging ma'tcb. The Browns banged out 30 hits to defeat the A's, 10 to 5. • ' Ira a nigrti gvimo at Washington, Bill Dietrich .shut out the Senators to give the Chicago. White Sox. a 1 10 0 victory. At Boston the Red ijox and Detroit Tigers bullied to a 3-all tie, Tha gamo W.-L-S hailed by rain at tho end of the fifth. ifch that game even if his fingers fell off LJefty gritted liils 'teeth. Ho went, out there any threw those last few fast ballc. That did the job. The Cleveland Indians couldn't hit Robert Moses G-rovo -iny better wiLh torn fingers til.in with 'smooth ones. Run frito Trouble Tracing- Fish Story Hcrrin, 111. (UP)—W. D. -Beers of Merrin returned good for evil wlien he lent two stranded friends some gasoline.- According to his own scoring, he was ahead of his f.vo chief competitors, Dr. F. V Eonbam and Ryb'jrn North, for the Herrin fishing record one week-end and was just caught four bass, weighing about 17 pounds, when he heard a cry for help from a boat he. had noticed following him. When he investigated, Bonham and North confessed thoy had been trailing him to discover where he c/iu^-ht his /:.*h. Beers lent them gas to get home on after inspecting ih<jir catch for the day—one three-pound bass - Honolulu, Aug. J8—(UPJ— Rumor.* Ui;il. joltin' Joe Di -Mu.ggio is on his w;i.y back 1.0 tho New York Yankees Have been exploded wil,h a. b.'ir.j;-. Di.i-jug is in a post hospital in Honolulu being tro.it.ed for a stomach disorder, but hn intends to return to ciuLy ond has not applied for u. medical discharge. He .has been o.ic of the most popular ball players ill the Pacific Uio.il.ei of action and i.s still clouting the ball with the old Joltin' Joe DiM,aggio eye. At present Jo plays for the Seventh Army Air force and he- lias a bailing average of .-111. Other, well known athletes who are playing with JDiJilaggio are Johnny Mize of the New York Giaiv.s; Walter Masierson of the Washington Senator; Pec -Wee jasu of Hie Brooklyn Dodgers; A] Brajicato of tile 'Philadelphia Athletics and Barney McCoskey of the Detroit Tigers. Gerry Priddy of the Washington Senators renenlly was tr.ins- ferr^.d but lie was replaced by Charley "Red" Ruffing of the Now y.ur'n Yankees. U. S. Rubber Go. Team Has Yet To Lose A Match This Summer The footwear-plant's bocci team will have a buuy Sunday session with a match with Scovill, and, upon completion of that, u. tourn;i- munt for local players on lap. The tournament, originally scheduled for last. Sunday at the annual family ouiing at Linden park, was postponed because of the heat. Scovill'x boccimen will come here Sunday in an endeavor to tie up the standing between ' the' two clubs. About a week ago, the. locals defeated the brassmen in Wmer- bury 4-2 in a two toam match. The aines will be played at the Marchogana club. The tournament, starting' after the Scovill match, will ace among others, the following participating: -Jutxy Marlnolli, Tom Palmier!, Frank Martone, Lou Kuggiero, -Red Icily, Fudgy Signotti, Primo M.'issa, and Augie Martinez. Fur Di'p-niilulili: Auio Insurance ?•".•<• Union City Insurance Agency •I'jjti'pli V. Kusku, Agont :i Union Stroot Tel. 4'J2H-2So3 Chrysler and Plymouth G, M. C. Trucks • - J.C.RAYTKWICH, JR. ACCESSORIES Repairing IOG SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone 4«9« ROLLER SKATING TONIGHT Lake Quassapaug Park HELD OVER...IN RESPONSE TO YOUR ACCLAIM! 2nd heart-thrilling week for the M-G-M Anniversary hit that has been hailed as greater than "The Good Earth"! The Picture of The Year... inspired by Pearl Buck's best seller .. . immortal story of love and courage! DRAGON SEED KATHARINE HEPBURN Walter Huston • Aline MacMahon Akim Tamiroff Turhan Bey Hurd Hatfield • J. 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