The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 4, 1939 · Page 9
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 9

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, August 4, 1939
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1939. NINE S of Sorts Hagerstown fans will be interest ed in the- announcement that an all-heavyweight boxing show to be featured by two internationally famous fighters, Nathan Mann and Steve Dudas, in Washington nex Monday night at Griffith Stadium Mann is an outstanding challenge! for Joe Louis' title. Dudas battled Max Schmeling in Germany some months ago and while he lost he is reported a much improved fighter. Four six-round battles are on the cards in addition to the Mann- Dudas setto. Talk of reviving the Blue Ridge League recalls a story told by Joe Cambria, former owner of the- Ha gerstown Hubs and now a scout for the Washington Senators. Joe considers his greatest thrill the purchase of the Hubs in 1929. He purchased the franchise for $2,500, his life savings. "Well, after that season of 1930 the Blue Ridge League club owners held a big banquet. And at the banquet Billy Evans, who then was general manager of the Cleveland Indians, got up and spoke for 30 minutes on how the Indians had lost $30,000 that year in supporting Frederick as a farm team. Then Paul Kritchell of the Yankees got up and told how they had dropped $1S,000 at Chambersburg. Next came Pop Kelchner of the St. Louis Cardinals, who talked of the $13,000 that St. Louis had lost at Waynesboro. Finally," recalled Joe, "they called on me. It was a big moment for me. My Hagerstown team had won the pennant and during 1929 and 1930 I had sold 17 ball players to the- majors and other minor leagues. So I stood up and made my speech very short. 'Gentlemen,' I said, 'I've only just started in this baseball business. I am a green pea. But I'll be truthful and come to the point. I lost $4.000 this year.' That, claims Joe, was my biggest thrill. By winning the pennant and selling my best 17 players, I managed to lose only $4,000. I wish you could have heard the applause I got. When I heard it I knew that I was a master-mind at last." Kay Jewelers In Second Half Race The Kay Jewelers remained in the running for the second half in the softball league yesterday evening when they defeated the Victor Hosiery team by a 6 to 3 score. Ab Rarnhart pitched great" ball for the winners, giving up but two hits over the nine frames. . Bramlen- Iicrg and Bergcr took down batting honors with the former gathering a homer and Kline featured for the losers. Kays . ..... 021 030 000—6 10 1 Victors .... 003 000 000—3 2 1 Barnhart and Bergcr. Miller and Montgomery. The Oregon logger is also called a. "jungle-buzzard," a "timber- hound," a "woods savage," a "brush-cat" or a "lumberjack." 2 BE DISCRIMINATING MELROSE BAUTIMORC. MARYLAND ESTABLISHED 1885 Tho straight whiskies in this V— product are •» years or more old. —* 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 206o JOE D'MAGGIO LEADS OLD-FASHIONED YANK UPRISING Slugging Outfielder Gets Two Homers, Single Against Tigers St. Louis Card* Pick Up Whole Game With Double Victory While League Leading Cincinnati Reds Idle. By JUDSON BAILEY, A.P. Sports Writer Like an automobile going up a hill, the New York Yankees always seem able to shift into second gear ,and roll right over their most forbidding obstacles. After losing a half dozen games in a row and getting a lot of people excited in early June, the world champions reeled off 13 victories in their next 15 games. .Yesterday they meshed their WASH PANTS $1.00 — $1-^9 — $1.98 Smmiior Suit-- $.".D,~» — ?.".1>5 t« Sli.S*"' Swim Trunk-* or Suits . !)Sr to .-sl.!»« Polo Shirts -l!)r: <;ri|>i>cr Short- C.> HJir V:ink Pants $1.00; Shirts 4!)c RudisilPs Quality Shop GENERAL ELECTRIC Engineering Service and Plans All kinds of Heating and Cooling Equipment Completely Installed POTOMAC ENGINEERING CO 15ft VT. Washington St. Phone 2868 gears again in a 16-hit attack on Detroit to halt a three-game skid and set the Tigers back on their proper perches, 12-3. Joe DiMaggio led the old-fashioned Yankee uprising with two home .•uns and a single, bringing in five tallies, and had a lot of help. Bill Dickey and Red Rolfe hit homers and Babe Dahlgren tripled with the bases loaded. The home runs brought the Yankees total to 95 for 95 games this season. This assault, which shelved Buck NTewsom in less than five frames, nade it easy for Monte Pearson to ;et his ninth victory even thougn the veteran right-hander gave 11 hits. The Boston Red Sox, grimly hanging within hollering distance of the lead, had just as easy an af- ernoon in scalping the Cleveland ndians, 17-G. They needed help Decause their own pitchers gave ip 15 safeties. Following the same free-hitting pattern, thg Chicgo White Sox completed their series with the Vthletics on a 9-7 victory not ac- omplished by bunching most of heir blows and all their runs in hree middle innings. The Washington Senators swept heir session with the St. Louis Browns with a 9-5 victory in the nale, although outhit 13-10. Young jeorge Washington Case put this ne across, hitting a triple, a dou- le and a single, stealing three ases and scoring three runs. In the National league the second place St. Louis Cardinals extended their current winning streak to five games with a double victory over the battered Boston Bees, and picked up a full notch on the Cincinnati Reds, who were rained out of their chance at revenge on the New York Giants. Lon Warneke went the route for the first time since May 30 with an eight-hit exhibit in the first contest, which. Ducky Medwick and Enos Slaughter helped him win 5-1, with a couple homers. Slaughter hit another circuit blow with one on in the eighth inning of the nightcap to bring the Cards cruising from behind to win 4-3 for Mort Cooper. The Brooklyn Dodgers climbed into fifth place to tie with the Giants by taking the deciding game of their series at Pittsburgh, 4-1. T otPsersa itaoinshrdlucmfwyyw Tot Pressnell kept the Pirates in check on eight-hit pitching 'and rookie Art Parks, assigned to the cleanup spot, rapped out a triple and two singles to butcher Max Butcher, making his first appearance at a starter for the Bucs. The Chicago Cubs plastered another defeat on the Phillies, 9-6, to give Bill Lee his 12th victory of the year, although he had to be rescued in the eighth when the tail- enclers carved four runs off a seven-run margin his mates had given him. ROTARY CLUB TAKESTROPHY Down Kiwanians At Golf For Third Time Yesterday To Clinch Cup Seiberling Tires K«*v TVrmn — No Money Oowm ABVIN AI TO RATHOS DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. The Rotary Club took perman- nt possession of the Herald-Mail rophy at Fountain Head Club yes- erday by defeating the Kiwanis "Muli at goU 25 to 11. It was the lird annual victory for the Rotar- ms. In addition to the trophy the com- ined clubs offered many prizes •ith E. A. Lakin of the Kiwanis ;iub taking down three individual wards. Carl Stoncbraker for the lotarians had low gross with a 79 ard; Vinton Hershcy had low net -ith a 70 and Joe Reynolds had )w gross on three blind holes. For iie Kiwnnis Lakin had low gross •ith a. 76, low net with a 70 and ic most one putt greens with a ot.a.1 of ten. L. Vinton Hershey was captain of tie Rotary Club and gave a very aspiring pe]vtalk which helped ma- rially in the one sided victory, landy Moore na captain of the Uwanis did a good job in lining p several new members at the last linute in an effort to stem the ide of defeat. Luncheon Is Served Prior to the starting of play a mcheon was served to more than hundred members of the two lubs with Charles Bellman, newly ppointcd steward of the club in barge. Mr. Bellman was former ssistant manager of the Cascade olf Club at Hot Springs, Va. En- M'tninment was furnished by Joe \vron and his Rotarian Syncopa- ors. Another feature of the day was :ie public address system used on Cumbers 1 and 10 tees and each olfer was announced as he started lay with a good account of their misual characteristics. One of the upsets of the day was iic poor showing of the much heralded Kiwanian Boss Crafton. whose game has suffered an apparent setback after losing to "Sandblast." Stouffer of the Rotary Club, who by the way, was dropped to the seventh team in that organization and who shoots in the low sO's. Summaries The Kiwauians are looking forward to n. new deal next year with Lakin as president and his old friend and golfing rival heading the Rotary Club. Following are the results of yesterday's matches with the Rotarians named first—J. Byron-Dr. Mowrer 0. E. A. La kin- Patterson 3; Stonebraker-L. Mat.h- •iaa 0. Randy Moore-Hal Roddy 3; Joe Reynolds-Paul Smith 3. Wright- Bohman 0; Altenderfer-Can-.pbell 2 Vs. Crafton-Stultz U; Fred Reynolds-Snively U. Stine-Phillips 2Va: Lindsay-Sheats I 1 *;, Carder-Twyford I 1 ?; Stouffer-Hershey 3, Loiter- Loy 0; Humphreys-Danzer 3, Angle-Griffith 0; Porter-Dichl 3, Sica- Pryhoda 0; Ott Fnnkhonser-Dr. Miller 3, Mowen-Baker 0; Shank- Tonney 2 12 , Dr. Dntton-John Miller U; Fridingcv-E. X, Funkhouser 3, Snydor-,T. C. Miller 0. GREYHOUND STILL KING Record Of Great, Tall Trotter, May Never Be Equalled. NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (#>).—A great, tall horse named greyhound will be hanging around like a ghost at a banquet and taking the guests' minds off their provender during the trotting of the $40,000 Hamble- toninn mile, world's; top harness classic, next Wednesday at Goshen, N. Y. While the cream of the three- year-olds are pouudingf around the track, raising clouds of dust to settle on the fried-chicken tents, a lot of the spectators will be waiting for them to get through so Greyhound can come out and give his "exhibition." Or perhaps they will let the pappy horse do his showing-off first and then turn the stageo ver to the youngsters. It's been four years now since Greyhound won his Hambletonian, and his successor isn't in sight. He could trot them all into the ground then, and he still can. With each passing summer it looks more and more like the long-legged beast fwhose stride has been measured at 32 feet, 4 inches, is a marvelous freak that might never be duplicated. Greyhound's world record for the mile is l:55%,o r a speed of better than 30 miles an hour with a heavy driver and a rubber-tired sulky hitched on behind. That is moving. The best they are hoping for in the Hambletonian is about a 2:01 mile, and that would be a quarter-second faster than the existing record for tho. classic. They aren't sure how Greyhound happened. His sire, Guy Abbey, had a record of 2:06%. but his dam. Elizabeth, left no record and scarcely was trained. They've tried the same parents three times since, but two full-brothers of Greyhound showed absolutely no promise and ;\ sister still is a yearling. Fillies,i ncidontally, have a pretty good record in the Hambleton- ian; far better, for instance, than in the Kentucky Derby. They have won six of the previous events against seven victories for the boy horses. Greyhound, strangely enough, is tailor than he is long. He was what, they call a "natural" trotter. In six years of trotting competition the "champ" never has broken his gfiroat stride hut once. That was when a spectator on (ho rail wave da handkerchief in his face. Who'll Play The Aussies? You Pick 'Em Gene Mako Bobby Riggs Frankie Parker TAKING REST Eating, Sleeping And Fishing In Preparing For Olympics. PEABODY, Kas.,~Aug. 4 (£>).— Glenn Cunningham, whose hobby is clipping seconds off mile records, dedicated his thirtieth birthday to- da yto "eating, sleeping and fishing." He hopes the lethargy will add a few pounds—the first step in a campaign for a 1040 Olympic championship. The day won't be much different from the 21 that preceded it nor vary in any great degree from the next 21. Glenn came here with his wife and daughter in mid-July 14 pounds underweight following a strenuous season in the celery and olive banquet league and a track campaign specked with losses. As Dr. Cunningham of the University of Kansas Extension Department he motored over the state's bleak highways all winter and spring lecturing "How To Keep Fit." He developed a pair of muscle-tight travel legs. Those same travel legs turned traitor during the running season and trackman Cunningham's methodical dieting to get back in shape cut his weight from the customary 168 pounds to 154. He will return to Lawrence Sept. 10 to resume his lecturing and start light workouts. About Jan. 1 h© hopes to be in shape for topflight competition. His conditioning for the Olympic games will be carried on with especial zest. In 1932, while still a University of Kansas student, he hurried to fourth place in the 1,500 meters behind the record- breaking Luigi Baccali of Italy. Four years later h« suffered a disturbing defeat when he chased Jack Lovelock, the New Zealand gazelle, across the finish line in 3:47.8 for the metric mile. It was a full second better than the world record and almost three seconds better than Baccali's winning,time. Cunningham was well under the old figures but behind the New Zcalander he hasn't forgotten. Off down the home stretch of tournaments before Uncle Sam's Davis Cup defense—probably against Australia—the amateur tennis array presents one of the maddest scrambles for team positions in history. Bobby Riggs, cocky and 21, all but clinched the No. 1 singles spot with his All-England vict ory at Wimbledon—then flopped at Seabright. Gene Mako, 23-year-old veteran, may get a doubles job on his experience. Frankie Parker, in a comback at 23, could team up with him and his Seabright victory shows he's a possibility for the ot her post. Aggresive Don McNeill, 21, Seabright finalist and Riggs' conqueror in France, is up in the race along with dea dly confident Wayne Sabin, 23, and plodding 25-year-old Elwood Cooke. Giant-Killer Bitsy Grant, 28, and stylist Sidney Wood, 26, are strong.contenders- of his effective pit-pat poison against the Australian pile-dr ivers. -Grant particularly because ALWAYS A CENTLEMAN_No ugly words marred the occasion when St. Louis Browns Manager Fred Hancy wa.< banished from ramc in Boston, won by Red Sox. 6-4. Instead ol hurling epithets. Hancy bowed to Umpire McGowan. ' By SRIETZ NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (/P).—Lou Gehrig has picked up seven pounds. Saratoga visitors are checking out in droves because of the anti- gambling edict.. .. .Saratoga is the spot where you can bet all you've got on the hay burners, but not a dime on the galloping ivories. World series notes: They are enlarging the upper left and right field stands in Cincinnati Gone Tunney has been elected to the executive board of the Boy Scouts Federation of Greater New York. Tohn Gooch. the Pittsburgh coach, who gave Johnny Vander Meer his start at Durham, N. C., will be in charge of developing John Gee, new Pirate southpaw from Syracuse The Red Sox are the only American League club with an edge on Bob Feller. Mohawks Capture The Mohawks, behind the three hit hurling of Elias, took the North End Bears into camp by a 7 to 3 score. Although scoring in the first the Bears did not get a hit until the fifth when they bunched their three bingles to score two times. R. Poole hit best for the Mohawks, getting a triple in the second and in the fifth Schnebley hit a homer with two on to drive Lightner to qover. Score: Bears 100 020 0—3 3 4 Mohawks . ... 010 510 x—7 13 3 E. Lightner, Bitner and Picky. Elias and R. Poole, P. Poole. RIDENOUR IS LOW Instead of the Fountain Head caddies defeating Catoctin Club caddies as was stated in the Herald and Mail it should have been the Hagerstown Golf Club caddies, the final score being 12 to 3 with George Ridenour having low score of 73 and Frank Martin second with a 74 card. The Herald and Mail are sorry for the mistake. Joe Di Maggio, Yankees—Hit two ,home runs and a-single, batting in .; five runs in walloping Tigers. George Case, Senators — Hit triple, double and single, stole three bases and scored three runs in victory over Browns. Lon Warneke and Enos Slaugh- •-.-. ter, Cardinals — Former pitched .,.. tight eight-hit game In winning opener of doubleheader with Bees ~while latter hit homer in each game. ' ^ Art Parks, Dodgers—Given clean- ,, up job, rookie outfielder got three hits, including a triple, to beat '" Pirates. Bill Nicholson, Cubs — Had two - ; triples and single as Chicago pounced on Phillies. Joe Cronin, Red Sox—Got two doubles, single and sacrifice to bat in two runs and score twice himself in trouncing Indians. Minter Hayes and Mike Tresh, ..'. White Sox—Each got three hits to ... drive in five of Chicago's nine runs against Athletics. Basketball is the only sport played in the U. S. of purely American origin. You have old Jack Blackburn's word for it—Lou Nova is going to have both hands full with Tony Galento....A picture of the first professional night ball .came, played at DCS Moines in 1030, is going into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. The all-time high for million- j aires was set in 1929, when 5131 persons in this country had an in- i come of a million dollars or more.! identically the same The Dodgers have Coach Bill Killefer on minor league tnlenr. manner..., dispatched a search for Guaranteed Used and Factory Rebuilt Tire* 5.50x16 6.00x18 6.25x16 6.50x16 7.00x16 5.25x17 5.50x17 $.50x17 7.50x17 5.25x18 6.00x18 4.50x20 SI.00 to $4.50 C. R. POFFENBERGER WHOLESALE — RETAIL 33 E. Washington St. Phone 7i The Podg-Ts offered to sign up one Metro Soski, a southpaw rookie from the Pennsylvania coal region. ....Did he jump at it.?....Ho did not....He paid: "I'll have to sleep on that one, gents." Pax's Sportorials On Softbaiiers BOUTS TONIGHT. A main bout by Lee Hasscnbuler and Bob Stouffer, a 3-round bout, a battle royal and a wrestling bout will feature the show tonight, beginning at S:30 o'clock at Rowo's Park. A few days after Mike Kreevich of the White Sox hurt his shoulder in a collision wit.h another player, his Kid brother, Johnny of the .Toplin miners, hurt himself in DRAWINGS ON SATURDAY Members of the Tournament committee will meet at 7 o'clock Saturday night to make the drawing for the Sixth Closed C. V. Tenn'.-- toumament which gets underway Monday, Aug. 7th at. the City Park courts, and all players who intend to enter the tourney are urged to get their entry in before that time. GOLF FOR HEALTH Doctors rrrommcnd U» Grt yo«r *hnr«» of Snnsliin^ nnrt BTereisc. Fff S.'re «ft<r S r. M. dribs Rented. Public (-ordlrtTly Invltrrt. Hagerstown Golf Club Monday, Aug. 7 Schedule Fairchilris vs Victors, Umpire Lushbaugh. Sugar Bowl. Kays vs 1 State?. I'mpire Hoover. City Park. j Statton vs Rogers, I'mpire King, ' Station Field. j Meyers &. Bcrkson vs Co. 3fiOth i CCC. X'mpirp! Brashears. Reservoir. This game Tuesday. Thursday, Aug. TO Schedule Fairchilds vs Kays, Umpire King. Sugar Bowl. Victors vs -1 States, Umpire Brashears. Victors. Meyers & Bcrkson vs Stations, Umpire Hoover. Reservoir, Co. 360th CCC vs Rogers, Umpire Lushbaugh. Pangborn Park. TRY-ME TO PRACTICE The Mr. Briar Try-Me team will stage a practice session this Saturday afternoon on the Mt. Briar diamond. Cars will leave this city at 12:4S o'clock and Manager Bert McKee requests players to be on hand promptly. 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