The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 7, 1939 · Page 9
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1939. NETTOURNEY OPENS TODAY Sixth Annual C. V. Matches Are Being Played At City Park NINE New York May Get A New Di Maggio The Sixth Annual Cumberland Valley Tennis tournament opens here this afternoon at the City Park.with a record field of contestants. In the men's singles the large number of entries made necessary a 32-player bracked, while in the men's doubles, a 16-team bracket was used. Veterans Are Seeded Four top-notch players were seeded in the men's singles, with Victor Palmer, local net star getting the coveted number one position followed by Jack McLaughlin, of Mercersburg, in number two place, and Fred Wright, another local player taking over the number three post, while F. Thomas, of Martinsburg, student at Amherst College, getting the number four seeding. In the men's doubles, the sensational ninners-up of last year, Max McCardell and Atlee Radcliffe, of Frederick, formerly playing one and two for Washington and Lee, got the number one position with Jack McLaughlin and Jake Stoner, both veterans of the net game headed the other bracket, No Defending Champ The current tourney promises to be the outstanding net event of recent years, as more entries are recorded, and most of the contests DOMINIC will probably prove to be close i.lue to the number of experienced players taking part this year. Interest is running high as to the new singles championship as neither the champion or runner up will be back to defend their laurels ;lue to change in tournament con- :litions which has made the current tourney a closed session. Hagerstowu has several chances at the title this year as the better players are entered in. the tourney. Many Are Entered Several members of the Tournament committee met and rnad e the drawings Saturday night for the men's division. As other entries are expected no schedule or drawings have as yet been completed for the ladies' events. Any ladies who desire to enter singles or doubles are requested to place their entry today. Players from three states aro represented in the tourney which include the following: William Buzzerd, Micldleiown; Tom Hines. Sonny Stenger, Joe Stevenson, John Rowe, Wayncsboro; Fred Wright, John Spangler, R. B. Green, A. V. Dorsey, Victor Palmer. Robert Koose, Bill Krotzcr, Carl Ingling. Lyndon Zecher, lrv e Rutledge, Arch Kntledgc. Harry Bogart, Miss Rachel McKinley and Mrs. Madeline Ingling, of Hagcrsfown. J. Richard. Ramsburg. Max McCardell. Aclrain McCardoll, Atlce RfUlcliffe, Jr.. all of Frederick; George Sloner. Jack McLaughlin, Tad MoLaughlin, William Ross, George, all of Mercersburg; Frank C. Thomas, and Mrs. Virginia Stephens, Martinsburg; Edwin Orccgcr and Edward Palmer, of Tluirmont. Th c public is invited to witness nil matches and special benches have been placed for the convenience of iho gallery. Ken Ridcn- our, Guy Kid well, Earlc Lightnor, and others will umpire- the matches'. Schedule for today's play follows: Men's doubles—4 p . m._st.oner and J. McLaughline vs Krotzer and Zecher; 5 p. m.—McCardell and Radcliffe vs Green and Dorsey. Men's singles—5 p. m.—Tad McLaughlin vs Hines; F. Thomas vs Roose. By SAM JACKSON A. I*. Feature Service Writer SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7 — There'll be another Di Maggio in the major leagues next season—and he may be pulling customers to the Polo Grounds as a counter attraction to the Yankees' mighty Joe. Little brother Dominic is burnings things up in the Pacific coast league, and is a cinch to graduate into the big time. Because their scout, Heine Groh, was the lirst to recognize Dom's talent, the New York Giants were the first club to be given a price on him. While the Giants weigh, the offer, four other clubs have come shopping at the San Francisco Seals stadium, and received Owner Charles Graham's terms. These are understood to call for a fa payment and several players. Joe Di Maggio, also a protege of Graham and his manager, Lefty O'Doul, brought $75,000. Bats .365 Dom's 1030'.batting average to date Is .365 despite a slump caused by bursting the tendons of one hand and-straining the other one as a result. Competent observers say his throwing is sensational and his fielding the best in the league. If it hadn't been for Walter "the Great" Mails, the youngest of the Di Maggios might now be working in a box factory. Dominic had not gone beyond the sand-lot stage, but the ex-Cleveland pitcher thought he had the stuff 'and induced him to come to a tryout camp. Despite his thick-leused glasses Dom was signed up. He batted .306 in 1937, .307 in 193S and this season come into Ms stride. Proud of his protege, Mails explained: "Dominic has more experience now and has put on 22 pounds since 1937. He has the same batting stance as Joe and he bats into all fields. "Fundamentally. Dom is not a Student home run bitter in the sense tha he lifts them. He is a level hitte and those line drives are the kin that are good for extra bases. "He'd be a natural in the Pol Grounds because such hits woul go into the right or left field stand for homers. Wow As A .Fielder "In fielding he can cover plent> of ground in all directions. Hi glasses are no handicap at all. He even wears them sliding into bases. 1 ' Dominic is 21, stands 5 feet inches, and weighs 174 pounds. He is one of eight children of the now famous Di Maggio crab fishing family. Of the boys, the eldest, Tom; was a good ball player but quit the game early with a crippled arm Next was Vince, who has been up to the majors and now, at Kansas City, is leading the American association in home runs. The great Joe is the third, Dominic the youngest COLTS TAKE DOUBLE BILL Independent Loop Leaders Step Far Out In Front In Race. The Moweu boys were the bright and shining lights in the double victory registered by the Maugansville Colts over the Weverton team yesterday afternoon on the City Park diamond, the Colts taking the first game by a 5 to 1 score and ennexing the nightcap by a 3 to 1 count. R. Mowen hurled the opener and gave up but five hits while L. Mowen worked the nightcap and was nicked for only nine blows, three double play s pulling him out of tight holes. The Colts bunched their four hits in the last contest in the fourth and sixth innings to win. Widmyer led the batting attack f for the Colts with three hits out ol four times at bat and Nutter came through with a hpmer in the nightcap. Lefty Morris' had his consecutive string broken after having hit safely in eleven games. Scores: Weverton ...000 000 001—1 5 4 Colts 001 040 OOx—5 10 3 Rosen, Thompson and Wyncoop. R. Mowe nand Burke. Weverton 000 000 1—1 9 1 Colts 000 102 x—3 4 1 Proctor and Thompson. L. Mowen and Burke. en good hurling by Jacobs and Smith which helped them out of many tight holes. Scores: Victors 000 210 101 582 Security ...000 002 00.x—11 13 7 Harp, Trovinger and Fish. Jacobs and Monogan. Victors 002 101 0—4 S 0 Security Ill 022 x—7 10 6 Trovinger and Fish. Smith and Mongan. SPORTS ROUND-UP By NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (^.—Baseball: The hottest fretter of 'em all right now is Deacon Bill McKechnie of the Redios And are the fans out there getting tough! They booed Billy Myers for his lirst boot in 21 games Lee Hand- Icy of the Pirates picked a line time to come clown with tire- whooping rough, didn't he? When the Indians sent him to St. Louis. Julius Soltcrs told Oscnr Vitt: "Little as I like St. Louis, I'm tickled to dts.ith to get away from you." Des Moincs. birthplace of night baseball, no longer has a team in any league The fans must have decided the floodlights was something they didn't want none of. Tuesday schedule—5 n. m.—Buz- zerd YS Wright; McLaughlin vs Stenger and Palmer vs Krotzer Defeats Chicago Art Colin, Oakland (Cal) Tribune: "Thc New York Giants really must be in a bad way Because Bill Terry's ace ivory hunter, Hcinie Groh, spent the other afternoon scouting- the Orinda Reds, a local hush chili." Personals: Babe Ruth is coifing in New England Tony Galenfo will be master of ceremonies in a local hot spot Wednesday night... Clenna Collett Vare, the six-time women's golf champ, has become a tennis addict Joe DiMaggio was the guest star when Jimmy Kelly, "Mayor of Sullivan street," gave away 500 bats and balls to Greenwich Villag-e- kids today. SEVERAL G'S FOR C E E-»c M h "running Into fipures and four players to be delivered next year" were given by the Pittsburgh Pirates for John A. Gee. Jr., 23. Syracuse International League pitcher. Gee (above) is called "baseball's bluest man"; he's 6' S" Ull, weighs 215. Giants. Cubs, Yanks, Reds and Senators had bid for the former Michigan southpaw,/^"" Junior All-Stars Chicago, Am (/P). — Max West's 12th inning home'run gave the Boston Boos a f) to S victory over the Chicago Cubs today, the towering smash being t.h c only hit. Relief Hurlcr Claude Passe.-iu yielded in the four innings he pitched. Tho Cubs spotted the Bees flvo runs in the first inning on three consecutive inQeld errors, but finally caught up with the invaders wkh a three-run rally in the ninth that tied the score at eight nil. Rookie- Bill Nicholson drove : n two runs in the ninth with a triple,, and then scored the tyins ta'ly himself on Glen Russell's single.' Boston .. 500 100 110 001—9 13 3 Chicago . 000 002 303 000—S 17 -1 BUY YOUR -FROM— CUSHWAS' Phone 2200 and get THE BEST Down Pa. Tossers Bill Young's Junior All Stars defeated the Chambersburg All Stars, yesterday afternoon on the Chambersburg field by the score 16 to 1. Murray on the mound for the llagerstmvn boys only allowed 3 bits ami sent nine of the Chambersburg boys back to the bench on strike outs. He also had a home run with one man on base. Keller, W. Wilson and Sbrader each had two hits for the local club while no player for the Chambersburgers collected more than one hit. Keller played a fine fielding game for the locals while Saunders was tbo big star in the field for the Pcnnsy team. The Junior Stars are looking for games with any Independent or Washington County league teams to 1)0 played on the Reservoir diamond,any Wednesday or Friday evenings. They also would like to book some games on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. For games get in touch with Bill Young or John Wilson. R. H. E. Juniors 203 013 313—16 !) 1 Chambersburg 010 000 000— 136 Murray and W. Wilson; Cromwell Saunders and Texter, Lesher. Bob Feller and Mel Harder, Indians — Their respective five and four-hit pitching jobs subdued the Yankees in both ends of header. Max West, Bees- -His home run in 12th inning brought victory over Cubs. Cardinals Sweep Two From Phillies Bob Weiland and Joe Medwick, Cardinals — Former's five-hit pitching in first game and lattcr's spectacular hitting in both games gave St. Louis double win over Phillies. Fred Hutchinson, Tigers, and Jack Wilson, Red Sox—Detroit rookie limited Boston to six hits in winning opener while Wilson came back with seven-hit performance in winning nightcap. George McQuinn, Myril Hoag and St. Louis, Aug. G (/p).—Sensing double- an °PP° r *- unit y to overhaul the Cincinnati Reds if they falter much more, the St. Louis Cardinals swept a doubleheader from Philadelphia today, ran their consecutive victory string to nine and pared an- Harlnn Clift, Browns Led field GoOD MOXEY Is savort U\ buylnK crood sroorls at p<">od prices through tho classified ads. PALM BEACH SUITS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street day at expense of Athletics. Mcquinn hit two homers in first game and one in second; Hoag punched out pinch homer with two on to tic score and Clit't bit one with a mate aboard to win second game in ninth. Luke Hamlin, Dodgers, and Ernie Lombard!. Reds—Former's four-hit pitching shut out Cincinnati in first game; latter hit pinch double to drive in two runs and help take second contest. Dutch Leonard. Washington— Scattered eight hits against White Sox and scored winning run by good base running, beating out a bunt and racing in from second on a wild pitch. Zeke Bonura, Giants, and Bob Klinger, Pirates — Former's two | singles drove in four, runs in Xew j York's first victory; latter pitched five-hitter in capturing second other game oK the Reds' lead. The scores were 11 to 0 and S to 3. Joe Medwick made two sensational catches in the second game today and stole a base. In addition he made six hits in nine times at bat, including his ninth home run of the season. Lefty Bob Weiland allowed the Phils only five hits in the opener and won his seventh game of the season. Philadelphia St. Louis ... 000 000 000— 050 101 012 0,°.x— - 11 37 1 Higbe, Kerksieck and Millies. Coble. Weiland and Owen. P.remer. Philadelphia . 000 not 110— 3 9 0 St. Louis ..... lin 001 :n x — s 33 o Johnson. Harrell, Kerksieck and V. Davis. Millies. Cooper and Owon. "BIGNESS" BAD THEN TOO? BOSTON" (VP).—Information dug up by the WPA historical records survey shows that the town government made it unlawful to own a dog over 10 inches in height. FENDER BENT BODY DENT UGHES MOTOR CO. 0 C. Baltimore St. PK ?460 Funkstown Takes Two Off The Fliers Funkstown crashed through with a double victory yesterday afternoon in Independent League play when they turned back the Middleburg club by scores of 11 to 10 and 4 to 3, the nightcap contest going ten innings. Both clubs hit the ball hard in the opening game with Kretzer featuring at bat and the relief hurling of Hammaker standing out. In the nightcap Barnes held the visitors to five hits "while Wolf and Kretzer featuring. Layman, Shuman and Helm were in the points for the losers in the first game opposed by Williams, Hammaker and Kretzer. The nightcap saw Barnhart and Eakle working for the losers and Barnes and Kretzer for the winners. Security Winner Of Double Header The Security team of the Independent League annexed a pair of games yesterday, defeating the Victor Eagles by scores of 11 to 5 and 7 to 4. The double win puts the Cemetmakers right up in the running for the league pennant. Despite the fact that Security playe dragged ball afield, making seven errors in the first game and six in the nightcap, they were giv- BIRDS AND CUBS DIVIDE DOUBLE The Antietam Bluebirds and the Tate Cubs split a double bill in Independent League play yesterday afternoon, the Birds annexing the opening game by a 6 to 4 score and the Cubs took the nightcap by a 7 to G count. After a shaky start Lewis settled down in the first game and the Cubs did not get a hit off his slants after the second inning. The game was played in an hour and 45 minutes, errors playing a big part in the scoring. In the nightcap Bowers was struck in the face by a bad hop of a hard grounder and suffered Here's A Chance To Buy Yourself A Race Horse, Qualities Unknown By SID FEDER .yearlings failed by considerable to NEW YORK, Aug. 7, (£>). — if! pay their freight. there is anyone in the house with a pocket full of money and the ambition to be a racing stable owner, trot along up to Saratoga the next two weeks and take a crack at the annual million dollar gamble in horseflesh. The Saratoga yearling sales. where you can exchange a hatful for an animal, with little more to go on than the knowledge it has four legs, gets under way at the up sta*e spa today. There have been some "telephone number" prices in the past. Back in 1928 it took 575,000 to bid in New Broom, and the year before that §70,000 for Hustle On. Neither of them ever paid off the initial cost, to say nothing of the upkeep. Yet, Gallant Sir went for 124,000 in 1930 and won $115,065. Man 0' War's youngsters always attract attention. In the past they ' have gone for as high as $65,000. This year Big Red is sending only bay , one > a bay fiiiy out o f Forest There is prooably no "lottery" Nymph, shipped along bv Samuel iike it anywhere. The catalogues show only whether it's a boy or girl horse and that it comes from blue- blood stock. From there on you just hope it'll come up seven. Sometimes it works. Take William Ziegler, Jr., for instance. Two years ago they knocked down a little red-headed colt to him for .$2,700. That was El Chico, which a broken nose. A benefit game ' won $S4,100 last year. In that same will be staged next week for this ! sales , Mrs. Ethel V. Mars wound up with a whole carload of horses and a considerably reduced check-book. To say the least, some of those player by the Cubs. Scores: Tate Cubs ...220 000 000—4 3 4 Antietam ...-330 000 OOx—6 7 6 Norris, Haupt and Bowers. Lewis and Dalis. Tate Cubs 311 001 01—7 14 2 Antietam 010 001 30—6 14 1 Smallwood, Haupt and Minnich. Hornbaker, Smith, Lewis and Dalis. Riddle and J. O'Keene. It is just • on ft of a consignment of some 600 head bred in old Kentucky's blue grass, largest collection ever from the land of the mint julep. Last year, 9S5 head were sold altogether, for a total of $1.540,535. Bull Dog's offspring brought the highest prices. There will be 20 by Stimulus." this year, one of them a half-sister -' to Johnstown. Blenheim II, bought by an American speedcate from, England in 1936 for $250,000 for breeding, will have a dozen on hand. Harrystown Wins Over Old Rival? The Harrystown Old German team took their rivals, Yarrowsburg, into camp in Independent League play yesterday in a double bill before the largest gathering of fans ever to attend a game at Harrystown, the scores being 2 to 1 and 4 to 3. Guessford had a shutout in the opening game going into the ninth but the Yarrowsburg team rallied to score their lone run and in the nightcap Guessford was called back into the game and got credit for the victory, giving him two wins. Shearer, Spessard and Stonesifer featured the attack of the winners with Younkins and Phillips standing out for the losers. Mills played a' sensational game afield. Scores: Yarrowsburg 000 000 001—1 5 1 Harrystown .010 001 .OOx—2 5 3 Younkins and Hoffmaster. Guessford and Spessard. Yarrowsburg 000 010 002—3 11 2 Harrystown .001 002 001—-4 10 2 Phillips, Dofflemyer, W. Younkins and Hoffmaster. Morris, Guessford and Spessard. Independent league Standing YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Funkstown 11-4: Midclleburg- 10-3 AntietamK 6-6: Tate Cubs 4-7. Security 11-7; Victors G-4. .Harysburg- 2-4: Yarrowsburg- 1-3. .Maugansville 5-3- Weverton 1-1. The earth makes a circuit around the sun once a year, but it takes the distant planet Pluto 2-1S years to make it. STAXDING Won Maugansville 15 Harrystown 13 Security •• 13 Yarrowsburg 12 Weverton 12 Tate Cubs 10 Funkstown......... 7 Victors 6 Middleburg ,. 5 Antietam 3 IvOMt 3 7 7 7 7 9 13 13 14 15 Pee. .833 .650 .650 .632 .632 .526 .350 .316 .263 .167 GAMES FOR AUG. 13TH. Security at Tato Cub.s. Antietam at Midrllebursr. Maueransville at Yarrowphurg. Harrystown at Funkstor.-n. Victors at Weverton. Jimmy Foxx Hurls as Boston Splits Boston, Aug. 6 (/p).—Jimmy Foxx, slugging first baseman of the Red Sox, made his debut as a major league relief pitcher today as Boston divided a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers. The Sox fell before young Fred Hutchinson's slants, 10 to 1, in the opener and won the second, S to 3. To the delight of a capacity crowd of 35,000 fans. Foxx stepped upon the mound in the ninth inning of the first game with the score 10 to 1 against him and retired the only Maryland Quartet Loser Of Contest ' | BALTIMORE, Aug. 7.—Paced by. '• .the scoring of Miller and Smith and "•-" the defensive play of Don Hench, ' '-" the West Shore Roamers polo ,?" team of Harrisburg, Pa., won the '"'.'"' first of a three game series with ""-" the Maryland Polo Club by a 7 to •'• 3 score Saturday. Hench, at No. i was conceded the '>' •best all-round player of the con- •-• test. He accounted for on© goal and cut off several fine plays by the''. Maryland club. - •••. "'West Shore Pos. Maryland 'Miller l Schluderberg- - - ; Smith 2 j. Jamison Eshman 3 Jackson "-• Hench 4 D. Jamison " '•Scoring: West Shore—Smith 3. "•"• Miller 2, Eshman, Hench. Maryland—J. Jamison, D. Jami- -,.'* son, C. Jackson. Referee—Ma.jor A. Meecham. three men who faced him. Hutchinson, in winning his second game in a week since being recalled from the miuors. beld the Sox to six hits while his mates were piling up 17 for the 19-year- old youngster. Detroit 002 032 030—10 17 1 Boston 010 000 000— 161 Hutchiason and Tebbetts. Galehouse, Rich, Wade, Foxx and • Peacock. Detroit 000 000 021—3 7 0, Boston 200 102 3Ox—-8 10 2 Trout Coffman and Tebbetts. Shea. Wilson and Berg. OR go straight and quickly to the store that has it? Do your "shopping around" in the newspaper . . . the advertisements tell you who has what and at what price. Make it a habit to read the ads—and save time, trouble and money. -v L

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