The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 9, 1939 · Page 7
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 193S. SEVEN Of Sorts The troubles the Chicago Cubs have encountered this season have almost erased the beaming smile which used to light up Gabby Hart- aiett's face. There really hasn't been much Gabby could smile about. Even the annual All-Star game caused him only additional lieadaches when he failed to please the fans of eight major league cities. About all Gabby ' can speak, of with enthusiasm is the deal that brought Claude Passeau. He was raked over the coals when the deal was made for there were many who believed that the Phillies got the- better of the deal which sent Joe Marty, Kirby Higbe, Ray Herrell and a bundle of .Wrigley cash to Philadelphia in exchange for the pitcher. But Hartnett is enjoying the last ]augn. He went after Passeau because he needed a real pitcher and that is exactly what the former Philly flingei; turned out to be in the Cubs uniform. Ordinarily, when a pitcher, or any player for that matter, comes through in the expected manner there is little cause for comment. It would be- any place but at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have been very fortunate in so many deals in recent years that when one does pan out well it is front page news. Passeau has been a most willing and effective worker in the Cubs' uniform. "He's darn close to being the best pitcher in the National League right now," is the way Hartnett siz-es him up. Claude's chief stock in trade is a Mazing fast ball, when, he really cuts loose, which is the equal of any in the senior circuit. It has taken him some time to learn to jjuisband his energy so that he has enough left to really pour it on in 1h6 pinches but with Hartuett be- liincl the plate he has mastered the trick. Quiet, easy-going in the manner jso typical of a Mississippi product, Passeau can Hare up with plenty of fireworks. And when he does he lets the- umpires know it. The main thing is—he can pitch. And is Gabby Hartnett glad he can! JtJR LEPGU UPPERS ^lly The Associated I'ro*) AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York, t r>ni: Foxx, Boston, ".366. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 07: Grecn- berg and McCosky, Detroit. H5. Runs batted in — Williams, Boston, S9; Foxx, Boston, SS. Hits—McQiiinn, St. Louis, 139; McCosky, Detroit, and Case Washington, 132. Doubles—Grecnberg, Detroit, 3-1; McQuinn, St. Louis, and Williams, Jioston, 30. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 10; Wright, Washington, and McCosky, potroit, 9. Home runs—Foxx. Boston, 29; Greenborg, Detroit, 20. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 3S: Chapman, Cleveland, 15. ' Pitching — Grove, Boston, and Donald, New York, 12-2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Arnovich, Philadelphia, .348; Bonura, New York, .3-15. Runs -— Wcrlier, New York, 79; Fred, Cincinnati, 78. Runs batted in—McCormlck, Cincinnati, SO; Bonura, New York, 72. j.jits—Brown, St. Louis, 133; Mc- Cormlck. Cincinnati, 133. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 33; Mize, St. Louis, 29. Triples — Herman, Chicago, 14; yaughan. Pittsburgh, 10. Home runs—Ott, Ncr» York, 21; St. Louis, 19. Stolen bases — -Handley. Pittsburgh. 1R; Hack, Chicago, 12. Pitching—Walters, Cincinnati, 197; Wyatt, Brooklyn, S-3. The water hyacinth has been named a noxious weed in Australia and penalties provided for harboring it, after divers found it growing 10 to 35 feet high in rivers and becoming a "menace to navigation." NO DOWN PAYMENT On Any Purchase LONG EASY TERMS Goodrich Silver-town Stores 18 E. Franklin St. Phone 2065 WASH PANTS $1.00 — $1.49 — $1-98 Summer Suits ?:;.!>.*> — ?.">.!>.% to $12,»:> Swim Trunks or Suits . OSr: to S1.!>» Polo Shirt* tOr: (;ri|>|icr Short* 25o lllc Ynnk P:\nts $1.00; Shirts 40c RudisilPs Quality Shop C*ENERAL ELECTRIC Engineering Service and Plans All kinds of Heating and Cooling Equipment Completely Installed POTOMAC ENGINEERING CO. 159 W. Washington St. Thon* 2868 Seiberling Tires Knu.T T>rm* — No Mowy !>ow» ARVIN AUTO RAOfOS DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. YANKEES AND REDS SHOW SIGNS OF HAVING JITTERS Senators Make It No. 8 In A Row At Expense Of Champions While Cincinnati Has Trouble Pulling Second Game Of Double Header From Fire After Losing First And Services Of Craft. By SID FEDER, A. P. Sports Writer The fellow who counted his chickens while they were still in shells didn't have a thing on Mr. Gus Q. Baseball expert this season. At least that fellow had something- to go on if his hens were setting. These big league chibs just won't "set" for Mr. Gus these clays. At the moment, all his extra-special four-star "dope" on (1) the pennant contenders, (2) the Washington Senators and (3) the Chicago White ^Sox is about to go under for the third time. The Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees were supposed, as recently as a few days ago, to be a "shoo-in" to meet the world series. At this writing there's wo immediate danger of their getting knocked off the top spots, but to say the least they both look jittery. The Senators were supposed to be extremely lucky—like hitting "bingo"—if they finished any distance out of the cellar, despite the friendly presence of the Athletics and Browns in the junior loop. Yet right now they're riding along on an eight-game winning streak, the latest a 7-4 decision over the Yankees in yesterday's campaigning, which cut the champions' lead to a mere seven games. The Reds were supposed to be the only outfit in the National league with enough class to get the rating as a big league club. Yet, Will McKechnie's men barely managed to split a double-header with the Chicago Cubs yesterday and can boast, if they want to, about a record of just three victories in their last eight starts, which has shaved their lead to T'/a games. The White Sox probably have fooled Mr. Expert more than any of them. They're still way up there in third place. And, on paper, Jimmy Dykes' lads belong in that rarified atmosphere about as much as the ladies' weekly sewing circle. Yet, with the 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers that they pulled out of the hat yesterday, behind Johnny Rigney's elegant elbowing, they now are no worse than even with every club in the league except the Yankees on the season's play. McKechnie's hopes of clearing up the Reds' jitters didn't get much help yesterday when Harry Craft, who plays a lot of centerfield for them, went into the hospital just as "Poison Ivy" Ival Goodman came out for the first time since the All-Star game. Craft collided with Lee Gamble chasing a fly in the first game, which the Cubs won 7-3 to end Bucky Walters' eight- game winning streak, and wound up with a slight concussion. In the nightcap Buck McCormick's single in the tenth inning provided a 7-5 victory. The Reds haven't much to brag about today, but they can boast that their pennant lead is once more larger than the Yankees' edge. Since the second-place Boston Red Sox topped the Athletics 9-2 on the left arm of old Mose Grove and the two-homer bat of Jimmy Foxx, the world champions lost a full game from their lead. DOUBLE BILL AT FESTIVAL Plans Being Rushed For Annual Tomato Carnival At Berkeley. Berkeley Springs, W. "Va., August 9.—There will be two baseball games here during the Tomato Festival, Charles Newbraugli in charge of athletic events, announced today. An opponent for the Berkeley Springs ball club 1 lias not been selected for the opening day, but on Monday morning. September <J, they will cross bats with the strong Cherry Run nine. Cherry Run, known as probably the strongest team in Morgan :ounty, will be meeting the local nine for the first time this season. So far this spring and summer they have played a stiff schedule, encountering some of the best teams in this region. There percentage of games won gives them a slight edge over the Berkeley Springs team who have had an on and oft' season. The affair however is beginning to shape up as a grudge battle as both nines are out to win and have not hesitated to say so. Baseball fans can mark (his gnrr.c dcwn as one not to be missed. Another chief athletic event of the Tomato Festival program is the six mile bicycle race which is attracting wide spread interest and is expected to attract a large number of entrants. The race is open to any amateur bicyclists who are not over 17 years of age. The race will be run on the Winchester road, starting at a point six miles from Berkeley Springs and finishing at the corner of Washington and Liberty streets. Fifteen dollars will bo divided among the winners. Kntry blanks may be had by writing Mr. Xewbraugh In care of the. Tomato Festival, Berkeley Springs. SPORTS ROUND-UP By BRIETZ NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (#).—The Reds aren't accepting world's series reservations, but five of 'era have signed for a vaudeville tour afier world's series... .Gus Man- CURO went, behind the plate for the Cubs the other day and Chicago writers immediately began to speculate on whether Manager Hartnett luid consigned Catcher Hartnett to the Doghouse. •loe Medwick's neighbors at Carteret, N. J., are petitioning the Cards to trade him to the Giants... Headline in the Now York Post: Giants need more wings and another year to catch Reds The Chicago Bears again are denying they'll trade Sid Luckman to the football Dodgers. Al Todd. the Dodger catcher, is a football referee and will work Yale, Princeton and Harvard gimes this fall... -Pitching is nothing new for Jimmy Double-X. When the big leaguers toured Japan they had only four pitchers and Foxx usually worked three or four Minings a game. Lefty Gomez says he has a lot of stuph. The Chicago Times wonders when the sports pages are going to start a "spatting averages" department to give you a quick picture of all the feuds going on around the majors—who's sore at whom and why, and who won't be going hunting and fishing together next fall. U. S. women spend $25,000.000 yearly for bathing suits. Merchants estimate one-half of the suits sold are never used to swim in, but are used for sun-bath ing. CLICKING FOR CUBS -By Pap' -^/C/U ^ -Vv ^£A^ ^S" '^^^iS^t I/ M. <J>TT£.J^'X^ ^^k /~ ,«?,D Bud Ward, Who Scared The Pros, May Be The Favorite In U. S. Open PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9 (/P) — The professional stars got their first scare from an amateur in the National Open golf championship in six years the other day when Marvin (Bud) Ward scored a 285 to miss tying for the championship by a single stroke. Not since the days of Bob Jones have the pros been afraid of an amateur. And not since 1933, when Johnny Goodman won, has an amateur threatened for the crown. But Bud, the husky belter from Spokane, Wash., was a contender from the start. H& fired a brilliant 69 in the first round and followed it with 73-71-72. Had it not been for a bad break on the 13th hole Ward might have won. His tee shot hit a spectator and kicked into a trap, costing him a 5 on the par 3 hole. He finished fast, gaining a birdie on 17 and narrowly missing another putt for a birdie on IS that would have placed him in a four-way tie with professionals Denny Shute, Byron Nelson and Craig Wood. Ward is an amateur who will be heard from again. His fine play likely will mark him him as a favorite to win the National amateur tournament in Chicago in September. He is 26, a semi-finalist in the National amateur two years ago and a member of last year's Walker cup team. He scored the most onesided victory in the Walker cup Marvin (Bud) Word One Stroke Too Many matches, beating Frank Pennick 12 and 11. While former Amateur and Open Champion Johnny Goodman failed to qualify, several amateurs g'ave good accounts of themselves. Wilford Wehrle, Racine, Wis., whose third round 69 featured his play, finished with 292. And Ed Kingsley of Salt Lake City, one of the stars of last year's amateur, who eliminated Charles Yates, scored 299. Amateur Champion Willie- Turnesa was at 301. BUSHY TENNIS BALL UNDER FIRE £? Gene Mako Tennis Star Gene Mako takes matters into his own hands to cut some of the fluff off the new and much-objected-to tennis ball which tournament players have likened to a "be\vhiskered pumpkin." Gene streamlines his with a pair of scissors. TROTTERS TO RACE TODAY Hambletonian With $40,000 Purse At Stake Will Be Run. guard of an expected crowd of •10,000 moved in on this little Orange county capital CALLS REDSA LUCKY Nova' Arrival To Train For Galento Will Start Ballyhoo Giles Says Good Team's Must Be Lucky; Will Be Better Next Year CHICAGO, Aug. fl r/P).— It may read like treason in tho old homo- town, but Warren C. Giles, the Cincinnati Reds' vice-president-general manager, came right out today and called the National League leaders a "lucky" baseball club. I-i itself, such a statement might be considered by most Cincinnati fans as sufficient grounds for Mr. Giles' immediate recall. But the capable Reds' official, here for the Cubs-Reds s-erips, took the necessary precautionary measures by adding that: (1) Good baseball teams have to be lucky; (2) the Reds, having been good enough to build their current lead will be good enough to hold it and (3) the Reds will be better in 1940 and 1941 than they have been this season. ''We've spent a lot of money building'the team," Giles said, "and we've been lucky. By that I mean we haven't made any bad trades in which players we've passed up have come back to haunt us. We're bound to make some bad ones eventually, but so far the only bad cash deal we've made was when we spent about 512,000 bringing up Dan (Bud) Hafe> and then let him go oil waivers. "Here's why I think we'll be bet- j ter in the next few years: Of 24 ' men on our roster only one is slowing up, Wally Berger. Players like Ernie Lombardi and Paul Derringer, at 32 and 31 years of age, are more valuable than most players at 24 or 25. Also, it reasonably can be expected that Johnny A r an- der Meer, Lee Grissom and several others will have better seasons next year than they have been having this campaign. "We've gambled by buying Vince DiMaggio (from the Kansas City club) because we think he'll develop into a real star. And we have several promising youngsters coming who should add to' our all- around strength. "Right now we've slowed down a bit, but that was to be expected. The loss of Ival Goodman was .a blow, but he's back in the lineup now. And just when he is ready to go, Harry Craft, who has been suffering from a sore throat, gets hurt. In addition, Bill Werber has a bad hand. "But we have our lead and the club has the ability to protect it in the stretch, drive. There's only one team— the St. Louis Cards— that has a chance to catch us. To do that they'd have to get awfully 'hot'." NEW YORK, Aug. .9 (#»).—The heavyweight situation, dormant for the six weeks since Joe Louis gave Tony Galenro his lumps, begins stirring again today with the arrival in the East of Lou Nova to j start training for his Sept. 7 date i \vi:.h Tony in Philadelphia. ! Th'> ballyhoo will bo going full j blast from now right through to j Sept. 21, when Louis defends his title against Bob Pastor in a 20- roundcr at Detroit., and by that time ! the principals will have been nom-1 inated for a million-dollar spectacle j next summer. Barring an accident, j that one will be- Louis vs. Xova, and quite a fight, quite a fight. Nova is pitching his camp at Atlantic Citj r , and will stay right there until the day he climbs into the ring with Galento. The young Californian doesn't trust Philadelphia much. Tony, long a favorite with Philly fans, plans to train for a spell at Madame Boy's in his own New Jersey and then move into Philadelphia to polish up his footwork for about a week. Both Nova and his manager, Ray i Carlen, are convinced they will! stop Galento before the fourth round, thus beating Louis' record in that respect. Otherwise they never would have been talked into fighting the buxom barkeep in Philadelphia, even with a neutral referee. Either Arthur Donovan of New York or George Blake of' Los Angeles will be the third man in the ring. "I never was as sure of a fight as I am of this one," declared Car- l<m over a platter of poached eggs and spinach, his favorite mixture. "If I'm mistaken about this one I'll get into another business." He was told that Joe Jacobs, Galento's pilot, had been caught in the act of wagering 52,000 against S3,200 that his slugger would be returned the victor, and so was more than slightly confident, himself. "That, was a foolish bet for him to make," said Carlen, judiciously. "He could have got about 5 to 1 against Galento winning on ' a knockout and that's the only chance Tony has, if any. Goodness knows he- couldn't win a 15-rouad decision over my favorite aunt." PHILLIES VICTORS OVER BROOKLYN 3-2 Philadelphia, Aug. S (/P)—With Hugh Mulcahy furnishing the pitching, and Roy Hughes the telling base- hit, the Phillies ended a 10-game losing streak tonight with a 3 to 2 win over Brooklyn. Brookly 110 000 000—2 8 0 Philadelphia 100 002 OOx—3 7 0. Evans, Casey and Phelps. Mulcahy and Millies. < ny viie .\ssoui:itc:l J'ress) Lefty Grove, Red Sox—Handcuffed Athletics with eight hits for 9-2 victory. Bill Lee, Cubs and Buck McCormick, Reds—Lee's seven-hit pitching won opener 7-3; McCormick's | tenth inning single with bases loaded won nightcap 7-5. Johnny Rigney, White Sox—Hurled five-hit ball for eight innings to nip Tigers 5-3. Joe Krakauskas, S-enators—Stop- ped Yankees with three hits for seven innings for 7-4 decision. Roy Hughes, Phillies—His two run single beat Dodgers 3-2. Guaranteed Used and Factory Rebuilt Tires 5.50x16 6.00x16 6.25x16 6.50x16 7.00x15 5.25x17 5.50x17 6,50x17 7.50x17 5.25x18 6.00x18 4.50x20 SI.00 to $4.50 C.R. POFFENBERGER WHOLESALE — RETAIL 33 E. Washington St. Phone 75 Gene Thompson, rookie pitcher \ youngest placer on the club. He ! on the Cincinnati Red?, is the j is 22. Goshen, X. Y., Aug. 9 (.zp)—The buggy whip derby, bettor known In trotting circles as the Hamble- tonian, will have its 13th renewal over Good Time Park's fiat-iron shaped track today with nine throe-year old trotters, two of them fillips, trying to beat a country doctor out of the major part of $40.5^0. %' Peter Astra is the hope of the country doctor. Dr. L. M. Guiliugcr of Andover, Ohin. And the odds are 1 to X tho beautiful striding son of Peter Volo will send his 70-year old owner home 521,341.35 richer, a mighty good investment on the ?."!.2r>0 the pood doctor paid for Pctor as a yearling. Top Two Year Olds There are several reasons for this line of reckoning. IVter was the top money winning two-year old of 193S with $10.6tO, hanging up a record of 2:02U against the clock. Ho has .yet to be beaten in chalking up four straight stake victories this season, trotting the last-mile o:' the American at Old Orchard, Maine, in 2:02 1t . j Sevon of the. nine horses he will j Kdriio Semler, roach of the Ha- faeo in the Ilrst hoat of the two- | sorstown High School eleven, will out-of-throe heat race today at j issue a call for candidates on 2 p. m., Kastcrn Standard Time, ! August 2Sth. one week before school already have oaten the dust of the i opens. With thoir first same doctor's speedster. { - scheduled for September 2"rd the Dr. H. M. Parshnll of Urbana, j Maroon and Gray squad will have Ohio, America's perennial leading j a month in which TO prepare for driver, will handle the reins, thus j this contest and they should be in assuring Peter of a well-judged j very good condition when they take drive. ! the field. Spring practice was held If there is any upser, the book | in which the boys were drilled in makers believe the perpetrator will j handling the ball and a few of be either Bagpiper, a stablemate of; the rudiments. Just who will as- County Loops Plan For Benefit Game A mighty fine gesture is being made by members of the Independent and Washington County Leagues in staging a benefit game on Saturday, August 26th at the Municipal Stadium, the proceeds to go towards the injured players benefit fund in the Independent League. President Pat Duffey of the Independent circuit is in charge of the arrangements while Mac Schindler, manager of the Antietam Firemen, will select the players from the Washington County League for this all-star game. D. Lee Staley, president of the Washington County loop, has given his permission for such a contest and final arrangements and tho selection of players will lie announced in the near future. Quite a number of the boys playing in the Independent loop have .suffered injuries which have cost them time and money from their duties and it is for this reason that such a game is being staged. Meyers-Berkson Winner Of Game The Meyers-Berkson softball team bad little trouble in defeating the Company 360 CCC team yesterday evening on the Reservoir diamond, the final score being 6 to 0. In tho second inning Charley Socks placed the game on ice •when he drove home a pair of runs. Soroha played a great de- j fensive game at second base for the losers, Barnhart, on the hillock for the winners, gave up but three widely scattered hits. Score: j Meyers-Berkson ...021 002 010—6 Company 360 000 000 000—0 Barnhart and Dixon. Durbrow and Boda. SPIRIT OF JESSE JAMES MALFIELD, Ky., Aug. 9 (/P) — A. 0. Smith, farmer living near Mayfield, drove to town in a horse- drawn buggy and entered a theater to see the movie, "Jesse | James." After the show he dis- j covered the- horse and buggy were i stolen. It was Mayfleld's first j horse theft in more than ten year?. SEMLER TO CALL OUT CANDIDATES the Age of Airliners cross — \ the continent in a few hours— i j and MARVELS cross thousands j | of store counters—giving quality j | smoking for less money. j t Ask for MARVELS Hagerstown Auto Exchange, Inc. Guarantees monEV MID-SEASON CLEARANCE Of All Our Guaranteed Used Cars! Save Plenty! Here's your chance to pick up a great Used Car bargain. These cars are all guaranteed and they're ready to make your summer more enjoyable! Stop in! 1939 OVERLAND $575 4 Dr. Sedan. Trunk; Brand new car. Save $150. New car title. 1937 DODGE $625 4 Dr. Touring Sedan. Low mileage. Blue Finish. 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