The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 2, 1939 · Page 7
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, August 2, 1939
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THE DAILY MAIL HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1939. SEVEN S of Joe DiMaggio is not only thinking of winning the individual batting championship of the American League- but he hopes to win with an average of .400 or better. The terrific batting splurg© the Yankee slugger has enjoyed since he returned to action after a siege on the sidelines with a bad leg has inspired this new ambition. If he accomplishes this feat, he will be the first Yankee slugger to do so. For all the Yankees' vaunted batting power, past and present, only two of their number have won the individual batting crowns. Babe Ruth turned the trick in 1924 with an average of .378 and ten years later Lou Gehrig batted .363 to win the title. The American League has not Ijoasted a .400 hitter since 1923 when Harry Heilraan, of Detroit, hit .403. There have only been six occasions in the history of the American League when the title has been won with a mark over .400. Nap Lajoie did it for Philadelphia in 1901. Ty Cobb batted .420 in 1011 and the following year won the title with .410. George- Sisler twice won the crown, in 1920 with .407 and in 1922 with .420. There was a time when Joe Di- Maggie had his heart set on winning home run honors. That was shortly after the Yankees had enjoyed a long uninterrupted reign in that department with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. But Joe has gotten over slugging at the fences, preferring to get his base hits instead. He feels that in so doing ]ie is bound to get his share of four-basers. For all his power at the plate, Di- lUaggio has yet to come close to winning the individual title. In his •freshman year, 1936, Joe batted .r>23. In 1937. he boosted the figure to .346 and last season wound up with, .324. Joe hopes to pile up a sufficiently high mark at this stage of the race to offet the possible slump which has caught up with him in the late stages of past campaigns. AJOR LEflGU LEflDERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Arnovich. Philadelphia, .352; Bonuru, New York, .34-1. Runs — Werbcr. Cincinnati, 74; Frey, Cincinnati, 72. Runs batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati, SO; Bonura, New York. 6S. Hits—Brown. St. Louis, 124; McCormick, Cincinnati. 12.1. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 32; Mize, St. Louis, 27. Triples — Herman. Chicago, 14; Vaughn, Pittsburgh, 0. Home runs—Oil-, New York. 19; Mize. St. Louis. IS. Stolen bases — Handley, Pittsburgh, 15; Hack, Chicago, 12. Pitching—Wallers, Cincinnati, 1S- 6; Derringer, Cincinnati, 14-5. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York-, ,403; Foxx, Boston, .3G2. Runs _poxx. Boston, 91; Kuhcl, Chicago, SI. Runs batted in — Williams. Boston. SR; Greenberg, Detroit, and Walker, Chicago, 7fl. H}(s—McQuinn, St. Louis, 127; Walker, Chicago, and Rolife, New York. 124. Doubles—Greenberg, Detroit. 33; Williams, Boston, and McQuinn, St. Louis, 20. Triples — Lewis and Wright, Washington, 0. Home runs—-Foxx, Boston, 25; Greenberg, Detroit, 20. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 34; Kreevich, Chicago, and Chapman. ClovcTand, 13. Pitching—Donald, New York, 120; Grove, Boston, 11-2. GIANTS ONLY TEAM THAT HOLDS EDGE OVER CINCINNATI Trip Derringer, Ace Of Reds' Pitching Staff, In Ten Rounds Tigers At Last Turn On Ruffing, Who Has Been Their Nemesis Since 1937; Feller Also Drops A Game. By JUDSON BAILEY, A.R Sports Writer Reputations may be priceless but three of baseball's foremost pitchers will tell you today that this is just idle prattle in the major league arenas. It's disrespectful enough that the world champion New York Yankees and the National league leading Cincinnati Reds should be sullied on the same day. Yet this not only happened yesterday with their respective pitching technicians, Red Ruffing and Paul Derringer, in the control booths, but the same short-circuit cut down young Bob Feller. Ruffing had not been beaten by the New York Tigers since June 1937 and had won 13 consecutive games from the Bengals but Del Baker's surly Tiger troupe routed 5-2 in their series opener at \ T ew York. Big. Hank Greenberg took per- onal charge of the rebuttal, hitting his 20th homer of the- season with wo on. in the first and 'later get- ,iug his 33rd double. The fact that he Yankees got a dozen hits off two Detroit huiiers to the seven Ruffing allowed never overcame this early margin. The New York Giants, who may ook desperate in their league standings, preserved one claim of listinction by edging out,the Reds 5-4 in 10 innings and remaining the only team which holds' a margin ver theReds for the season. They uive won eight of their 14 games vith Cincinnati. Derringer went the route for the lecls even though lie blew a three un lead in the sixth when, the •liants bunched six hits for four 11 us. Harry Danning tripled with wo on to spark this rally and then. >iugled the winning run across in he tenth. It was Cincinnati's first setback n 11 games. Feller's nemesis was young Bob- jy Doerr, who hit two home runs, he second with the bases loaded, o pace the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 riuniph over the Cleveland Indians. Yanks' Chief Takes Issue With Speaker On DiMaggio's Ability Big Yank Blue WORK SHIRTS 66c HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac -Street NO DOWN PAYMENT On Any Purchase LONG EASY TERMS Goodrich Silvertown Stores 18 E. Franklin St. Phone 2065 WASH PANTS $1.00 — $1-49 — $1-98 Summer Suit-. $Z.K — $r>.l»r. to ?ri.fC. Swim Trunks or Suits ., J)Ro to $!.!»» Polo Shirts «!»<•; Grtpper Shorts U.-|« BiK Ynnk Pants $1.00; Shirts 40o Rudisill's Quality Shop GENERAL ELECTRIC Engineering Service and Plans All kinds of Heating and Cooling Equipment Completely installed POTOMAC ENGINEERING CO. 159 \V. Washington St. Phone 2868 The first day of August also popped up with a couple of. other features. For one thing Philip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, chose to see his hirelings perform—an unusual pastime for him. Dizzy Dean's $185,000 throwing arm took this occasion to go on the blink again and Manager Gabby Hartnett pushed Larry French Into action. The veteran left-hander, who had complained to Wrigley the clay before that he wasn't getting enough work, thereupon pitched the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies. For another there was an outburst of 15 triples—baseball's rarest hit—in seven of the day's eight games including five in the St. Louis Cardinals test with the Boston Bees. Johnny Mize hit two with men on base and the Martins, Stu and Pep, each contributed one as St. Louis won 4-3. Dixie Walker hit two for the Dodgers, driving in two runs, as Brooklyn beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3. In the American league Tony Giuliani, Washington catcher, hit a three bagger with the bases loaded in the fifth to lead the Senators to a 7-5 victory over the St. Louis Browns. The Chicago White Sox downed the Philadelphia Athletics 4-1 on the effective nine-hit hurling of Jack Knott and a helpful two-run homer by Larry Rosenthal. NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (£>).—Be- \veen issuing flat denials that the New York Yankees are for sale, President Ed Barrow is getting a ot of quiet amusement out oE a oose statement by Tris Speaker ,hat he could name 15 better out- Iclders than Joe- DiMaggio. When he made this extravagant isscrlion the old "Grey Eagle" ueant that baseball since it began uid produced 15 more brilliant fiy- lawks than DiMag. men who could W further to make a catch and then throw the ball in with deadlier accuracy. He wasn't talking about matting, apparently. "That's a foolish statement for :>ld Spoke to make," chuckled the Yankees' veteran head. "I've been watching them come and go longer than he has, and as a matter of fact can name just one bettor fielding outfielder than DiMaggio is today.' That, was .Sp-eakcr, himself. "1 won't take it away from Spoke. He was a marvel, the beat there over will be. But. I'm afraid he's mconsciously comparing DiMaggio o himself. What other outfielder docs he think was hotter than Joe? couldn't mean Ty Cobb. He never was more than a hitter. "No, if 1 was in a tight spot, where maybe a world series depended upon having a man in center field who could make any kind of a catch, my first choice would bo Speaker and my second choice DiMaggio. People don't appreciate what a great fielder .loe is. He can do everything nea.'ly as good as Speaker could, and he is better than Spoke was on ground balls. "1 see he complains that DiMaggio doesn't play in close enough. That's because Joe doesn't, have to when he has a couple of men like Frankie Mrosetti and Joe Gordon in front of him. Both can go back a mile. You don't see many hits landing in front of DiMaggio." Barrow would like for Speaker to produce his list of 15, and also would like to learn where the rumor arose that anyone with five or six million dollars in cash money could step and purchase the entire Yankee baseball empire, like buying stamps. "The Yankees absolutely are not for sale," he declared. "They can't bo sold, because Colonel Jacob Ruppert's will expressly stipulates that they not be sold or the system broken up. There is no need to raise cash to pay inheritance taxes, as has been reported. It is not yet even known the amount of such taxes, and, anyway, they are to be paid out of the other parts of the Ruppr-rt estate." Barrow agreed that the coming world scries promised to be one of the 'most interesting in years, now that the National League appears to have come up with a club capable of depending itself in the clinches. "Yes, it should be a fine series with this Cincinnati ream in there," he said, then caught himself and demanded fiercely: "But what team do you think will play against them in the series?" This w;.~. your reporter's tip to remain very quiet, for it. never does to suggest to Barrow that the Yankees might win a. pennant. The export-import business of Burma last year amounted to $27$,000.000. Most of it was handled at Rangoon, capital and chief port. YOU'LL be surprised at the values which aro offered daily in the classified ads. AIMING HIGH -By Pap' •&i^3B8Sj«2s .V;*J<^?^» % XJ?H(K ••»- • rf^S&^f? Seiberling Tires Easv T>rtm _ No Mon<>y POTV* ARVTN AX TO R \T>TOS DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St, PETER ASTRA—TROT FAVORITE Doc Parshall and Peter Astra Early favorite for that $40,000 Hambeltonian stake at Goshen, N. Y., Aug. 9, is Peter Astra, bay son of Peter Volo. The trotter is owned by Dr. L. M. Guilinger of Andover; O. Peter Astra is shown with Trainer-Driver Doc Parshall. RUFFING, MISSUS OFF THE FIELD It's not all baseball for Red Ruffing, star righthander of the New York Yanks, for here's Big Red with the missus dining out in New York. - The camera seldom catches the major league star off the ball field. LOU NOVA TRIES A NEW SPORT Lou Xova. heavyweight title contender, proves he's also a pretty good aquaplaner. His companions on this watery ride off Hermosa Beach, Cal., are the Misses Marian Cook, left, and Jeanne Gilbert. BROWNS NOT TO BE MOVED President Harridge Of American League, Denies Transfer Rumors CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (/P).—President William Harridge stepped forth today to dispose neatly of all this talk about moving the St. Louis Browns of the American League to another city. Discussing for the first time the many reports that a realignment of cities in the circuit was contemplated, Harridge said there "definitely is no move on foot to move the Browns or any other team in the league to another city." Poor attendance in St. Louis this season has inspired much talk of transferring the Browns or the Cards of the National League to some other city. Milwaukee and Kansas City of the American Association have been mentioned frequently as possible big league sites. Others have suggested that Detroit should have two teams, as do new York, Boston, Philadelphia, St Louis and Chicago. "Of course, it is entirely possible," Harridge added, "that in the distant future a different setup of clubs might be arranged, but such move is certainly not imminent. "The general baseball public possibly does not realize the many omplications which would arise in the transfer of a club. You couldn't just move into a city, regardless of whether it has a minor or major league team already. 'In the interest of fair play we would have to see that a minor league would not suffer if we took one of their towns. But if a major league team did want to take over to wnalready occupied by a minor league team, first of all the minor league would have to be compensated. "Then the minor league club involved would have to be reasonably compensated for moving elsewhere. If the interested parties were tin- able to agree on a sum, then Commissioner K. M. Landis coirld be called upon to -set a price. "By the time the major league team satisfied' these claims and built a park of big league proportions, its investment probably would total more than a million dollars. And even then it would have no assurance the team could draw better than else Xhere. "So you see there's quite a gamble involved. On the other hand, no club could go into a city already having a big league club without the permission of the team already established there. It goes without saying this permission would be extremely difficult to obtain." AMERICA LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Detroit 5: Xcw York 2. Chicago 4; Philadelphia 1. Boston 7: Cleveland . r >. Washington 7; St. Louis 5. STAXDIXG Won Lost Pet. York 66 27 57 34 New Boston Chicago 53 Cleveland . Detroit . ... Washington Philadelphia St. Louis .. 48 49 40 34 26 42 43 46 57 58 66 .710 .626 .558 .527 .516 .412 .370 .283 Armstrong Signs To Meet Ambers | New York, Aug. 1 (/P)—The "off | again, on again" Lou Ambers- j Henry Armstrong lightweight title j fight definitely was "on" again to- j night with the possibility of a fall j welterweight clash between the I two tossed in as an added at- i traction. j The two fighters, with their man-1 agers, appeared before the New York State Athletic Commission today anc! signed articles for the August 22, 135-pound joust in the Yankee Stadium. In addition, they autographed another contract to meet, for Armstrong's welterweight crown in Madison Square Garden on November 1, provided Ambers succeeds In regaining the lightweight title he lost to the Los Angeles negro a year ago this month. CHUCK KLEIN SAYS BASEBALL TOUGH RACKET Day They Take Away His Uniform, He Says Will Be His Saddest Funk Gains Finals In President's Cup Yesterday afternoon J. Funk entered the finals for the President's Cup at' Fountain Head Country Club when he scored a 2 to 1 victory over Gordon Dudley. Funk will now meet the winner of the A. D. Patterson-E. A. Lakin match for cup honors. Yesterday's match was followed "by a large gallery of fans and both contestants played very consistent golf. Ti; ;ers — His on Hank Greenberg, 20th homer of season.with two in first inning paved way to victory over Yankees. Bobby Doerr, Red Sox—Accounted for five runs with, two home runs as Boston beat Indians 7-5. Harry Danning, Giants—Singled home winning run In tenth, inning and tripled with two on in sixth against Reds. Larry French, Cubs — Relieved Dizzy Dean and gave hix hits and one run in six innings to beat Phillies. Johnny Mize. Cardinals—His two triples led triumphant attack against Bees. Tony Giuliani, Senators—Tripled with bases loaded as Washington beat Browns. Larry Rosenthal, White Sox — Started Chicago to victory over Athletics with two-run homer in the fourth. Dixie Walker, Dodgers—Tripled twice and singled once, driving in two runs against Pirates. W. Miller Feature Of Xay's Victory The Kay Jewelers yesterday defeated the Company 360 CCC team in a loosely played contest the final score being 10 to 3. The bright spot of the entire contest was the hurling o£ W. Miller when he sent fourteen of the losers back to the bench via the strikeout route. W. Miller and Berger worked for the winners with Dubrow and Bodeii in the points for the losers. GAMES TOPAY Detroit, at New York. Cleveland at Boston. Pt. Louis at \Vaphinerton. Chicagro at Philadelphia. GAM.I3S TOMORROW Detroit at New York. Cleveland at Boston. St. Louis at Washington. Chicasro at Philadelphia. NATIONAL LEAGUE YKSTKRDAY'S RESL'LTS N>\v York ;»: Cincinnati 4. Ohicapro 6; Philadelphia 2. Kro'-'klyn "•>; Pittshnrcrh 3. St. I, 4; Bopinn 3. Delmar Captures Softball Title This past Sunday morning on the Fairplay diamond the Delmar Softball team defeated the team of that, place by an 11 to 3 score. Wayne. Kersbncr hit two home runs to lead the winners batting attack. Earl Pryor also hit for the circuit. Lloyd Kuhn hurled seven hit ball and gave up but one free pass. Moats and Myers played outstanding games for the losers. Score; Delmar 004 042 010—11 1*5 1 Fairplay 200 100 000— 374 L, Kuhn and Snuff. R. Smith and Davis. P1TTSBURFGH, Aug. 2 (&).— Baseball to Chuck Klein is a "tough racket" bur, he says the day they take away his uniform for keeps will be the saddest of his life. "Baseball is the only thing I know, and I'm going to keep on playing it as long as I can," declared the 33-year old slugger who was left broken-hearted when set adrift by the lowly Phillies after 11 years of major league campaigning. He's come back to life and is batting a .342 clip as the new driving spark of the Pirates but there'll be other years and Chuck knows a player just can't go on and on. You get a glance at the human side of baseball when this sincere and earnest veteran reminisces about the- ups and downs of the game—and he's had his share of both. •''A baseball player's life, if he wants to last, isn't simply a two- hour frolic in the afternoon," says Chuck. "He gets out there in the mornings and works, and then he plays the games, and he-'s lucky if they don't carry him off the field with a broken leg or a bad spike wound. And he has to watch what he eats and when he eats. "And when you lose a close one or you're- in a slump or a hot pennant fight and you don't sleep nights, you just toss around and keep thinking of what you might have done to win that day's game. When you get licked bad, by eight or ten runs, you don't worry because you had a lot of help losing that one. It's the close ones that give you the fidgets. "Glamour? Sure, the game's full of it, and that's what makes you keep going—that and the money they pay you if you produce. But it's a tough racket just the sam-e." Klein pointed to Gus Subr, Pirate captain traded to the Phillies, as one who had a lot of good baseball left in him but got a bad bread. The irony of it all was that while Pittsburgh celebrated Chuck's achievements over a month or so tearfully packed his belongings after a decade with the Bubs. "One day," said Klein, "he's the captain of a team that's in the running for the pennant and the next clay he's sitting in front of the locker he's had for ten years heartbroken because hs's just been waived to a team that isn't going anywhere." The moon reflects only one-fourteenth of the sunlight that falls on it. ~— " John D. Myers & Co. SPECIAL LOT 3 and 4 Piece $1 0.50 SUITS Year Round Weight GOLF FOR HEALTH Doctor* recommend It. G»"t yrmr sharp of Sunj.)iin»> nml Exercise. KC* 35c after 5 P. M. Clubs Rented. Public cordially invited. Hagerstown Golf Club \Votl Cincinnati . 60 St. Louis 49 Chicago 50 Pittsburgh 46 Brooklyn 45 New York 45 Boston . 42 Philadelphia 26 Lost 31 42 45 43 45 46 49 62 Pot. .659 .538 .526 .517 .500 .495 .462 .295 Baseball's Big Six (Ry 'The- AsaoHntrd Pro."*) Batting (three Ir-aders in each league): GAMES TODAY Philadelphia at Chienpro. N>\\- York, at CinrinrsHti. Brooklyn at. Pittsburgh. Poston at Si. Louu«. Player, club DiMak, Yank Foxx.. R. S. . Ar'vich, Phil Bonura, Gts. McQuin Brns Hassett, Bees AB. R. H. 22*i 50 91 315 91 114 335 50 US 334 61 115 374 67 127 1149 45 US Pet. .40S .362 .344 .34.4 ..340 .335 Guaranteed Used and Factory Rebuilt Tires 5.50x16 6.00x16 6.25x16 6.50x16 7.00x16 5.25x17 5.50x17 6.50x17 7.50x17 5.25x18 6.00x18 4.50x20 SI.00 to $4.50 CR. POFFENBERGER WHOLESALE — RETAIL 33 E. Washington St. Phone 75 C:AMKS TOMOKKOW Phihu'.oiphia at Chit:nK<v Now Y.n-k at Cincinnati. Krooklyn at. Pittshurgh. Boston at St. Louis. Fitzsimmons Wins Over Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. Aug. 1 (7P).—Fat Freddy Fiusimmons. who hadn't won a game since heating Pittsburgh in mid-July, pitched the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 5 to 3 victory over the Pirates today although having to call for help from Vito TaimiHs. The Dodgers came from behind in the fifth with a three-run uprising on two singles, a double by Harry Lavagetto and triple by on called strikes with the tying run on base in the eiehtb. Brooklyn TOO <r,l OOA--5 10 1 Pittsburgh ... 200 Out 000—3 C> 0 Fitzsimmons, Tamuiia and Phelp?. Brown, Klinger and Berres. BROWNIES DOWNED BY NATIONALS 7-5lasted a fourth | Stuart Martin. Washington, Aug. 1 (;?)—Led by ; Boston Buddy Lewis and Tony Giuliani— who batted in six runs between them—Washington today defeated St. Louis 7 to 5. The Browns dorve Ken Murray from the mound Mize in Hitting Mood; Cards Win St. Louis. A usr. 1 (.p)—Two triples by Johnny Mize and one hy Pepper Mar;in powered the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4 to 3 victory today over the Boston Bees, who had the benefit of only one triple by Rabbit Wars:lor. The Cardinels triple, hit by The Age of mflRVCLS is here See the marvels of science at the New York World's Fair and San Francisco Exposition . ..000 200 010—3 12 1 St. Louis 100 030 OOx—4 S 2 McFayden, Krrickson and Lopez. Davis, Shoun and Owen. Dixie Walker. Walker also brought j in the ninth but Peto Appleton in a run in the first with a three- j cut off further scoring wiih neat bagger and hit a single. i relief hurling. Eddie Fleirhor sent Tho Pirates: ST. Louis ..00] OftA 202—5 14 in front in the first with a two-; Washington .120 031 OOx—7 14 2 run Triple fhon doubled and ! Kennedy, Lavrson and Crlenn. scored in the sixth but went down' Chase, Appleton and Giuliani. BUY AT U. S. TIRE STORE \'o T>«vrn T\-»yTvv<»r>t No Finance Chnnrt* 0. P. BOHMAN, Inc » YT. FranfcllTi St. OPT*. 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