The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 11, 1939 · Page 8
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 8

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, August 11, 1939
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EIGHT THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1939. of Manager Bill McKechnie's smart more in buying Bill Werber from the Athletics last spring, when the peppery ttird baseman was waging a spirited feoldout battle with Connie Mack, has been paying the Cincinnati Reds fat dividends all season. McKechnie realized that the leak in the Reds' infield at third had to be plugged if his team was going to stay in the pennant fight so he grabbed the fiery Werber at a cost of something like $25,000. He had his heart set on a No. 1 batter who could get on base often and keep moving fast. Werber proved the answer. SENATORS HAVE PRESCRIPTION FOR BEATING YANKEES Victory Gives Them An Even Break In Series With Yanks By JUDSON BAILEY, A.P. Sports Writer Instead of trying to legislate the New York Yankees out of the world championship, Clark Griffith,, the foxy old owner of the Washington Senators, ought to share his club's formula for beating -New York with the rest of the American league. Opening day in Cincinnati found Werber spearheading the Reds— one 2-bagger, one single, one run in four times up. The fiery Marylander has always been the Ty Cobb type—the competitive sort of a fighter vrho flashes brightest when the heat is on. When his first major league affiliation, the Yankees, tossed him. along to Boston as sort of a postscript to the deal for George Pipgras, Werber -went to work with a determination to show the Yankees that they had made a grave error. His proof took the form of a sizzling season with the Red Sox in •which he batted .321 in 152 games and rang up 40 stolen bases to run away with the 1934: American League championship. He won the "base-stealing title again the following year. The 1937 season found him with the Athletics and he again came to life and stole 35 bases to tie with Ben Chapman for the title. The Athletics to Reds move has again served to inspire Werber. An uphill move to a contending team roused ttfe Werber fire once more and he is clicking for the- Reds in fine style. His speed on the bases is not as apparent because of the Reds' power at the plate but Bold Bill is in there showing his teeth and flashing his spikes while he clears the way to a pennant for the s—their first since 1919. Ray Mack. Cleveland infield rookie, was better -known in his home town, Cleveland, as a pile- driving football and star basketball player than a baseball player. NO DOWN PAYMENT On Any Purchase LONG EASY TERMS Goodrich Silvertown Stores 18 E. Franklin St. Phone 2065 GOLF FOR HEALTH Doctor* recommend It. Get yoor •bare of Sunshine and Exercte*. Fee 35c after 5 P. M. Ctabs Rented. Public cordially Invited. Hagerstown Golf Club Prescriptions ofttn are as bard to read as tbey are to take, but translated from the original pboenician, tbe Senators' medicine seems to call for "shake well before using" and keep on shaking until the patient gets relief. The Senators shook a run out of the Yankees on one hit in the first inning yesterday. Then every time New York scored, Washington cancelled the runs in the same inning until after the fifth frame the Senators had it won 7-5. Dutch Leonard, the 39-year-old knuckle-bailer, got credit for his fourth victory without defeat against the Yankees this season although he allowed all New Yor's runs and had to be removed for a jpinch-hitter in the fifth. This was all right with • Leonard, however, because Bobby Estalella, who batted for him. signaled with the bases loaded for the winning runs. This gave the Washington series and even break in 14 games with the Yankees this season. The combination of New York's defeat and the Boston Red Sox' fifth straight victory reduced the Yankees lead to five and a half games, the shortest margin since July 13. Boston came from behind and again beat the Philadelphia Athletics ,7-5, getting three runs on six singles in the sixth inning. Tommy Bridges hurled the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago White Sox with a seven-hit six - strikeout performance which shut out the Sox until the ninth. Like the American league lead- ers, Cincinnati's pace-setters in the National circuit also were spanked, 6-4 by the Chicago Cubs. Three of the runs which caused Paul Derringer his seventh setback were unearned -as the usually faultless combination of Lonnie Billy Myers ran into a bad day. Cliff Melton of the Giants returned to form with a five-hit hurling show which stopped the Boston Bees, 6-3. He had one bad inning, the fourth, when Boston got four of its hits and all of its runs, including a homer by Al Simmons. Melton had ample batting support, however, with Mel Ott, Joe Moore and Alex Kampouris hitting home runs. The best baseball, as often happens, came from the bottom of the standings as the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies divided a double-header. In taking the first game 3-0 Luke Hamlin of the Dodgers had to pitch three-hit ball to better a four-hit effort by Walter Beck. It was Hamlin'a second shutout and for the second straight game he didn't walk a single batter. The Dodgere started out to win the second game, too, but the Phillies' pent-up batting instincts burst out with seven runs in the sixth inning for an S-3 triumph. Joe Marty tripled with the bases loaded and Merrill May singled with three on during the big blow. This was the first big league victory for Ike Pearsor, .who pitched five-hit ball. Jackets Playing Chewsville Team Saturday afternoon the Boonsboro Yellow Jackets are traveling to Waynesboro to meet the Chewsville Orioles in an exhibition game. All players are requested to be ready to leave Hagerstown at 1:00 o'clock sharp 'in order that a good drill can be had before the game. The Jackets are fighting hard to land a berth in the Washington County League play-off and this game was booked in preparation for their contest with the Hancock club Sunday afternoon. To dispel the idea that potatoes are fattening, eight members of the British Women's League of Health and Beauty, all potato addicts, set out on a tour of seaside towns. classified ad and be satisfied. GET what you want through a Now's the Time to Buy! NATIONAL LEAGUE COCKY CARDS VOTFLAG Red-Hot St. Louis Players Say They Have Just Begun To Fight YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 6; Cincinnati 4. New York 6: Boston 3. Brooklyn 3-3: Philadelphia 0-S. Only Games Scheduled. STAXDIXG Won Lout Pet. Cincinnati . ... 65 36 .644 St. Louis 56 42 .571 Chicago . 55 49 .529 New York 51 48 .515 Pittsburgh . .. 49 47 .510 Brooklyn 50 50 .500 Boston 43 57 .430 Philadelphia . 28 68 .292 GAMES TODAY Pittsburgh at Chicagro. Philadelphia at: Xew York. Cincinnati at St. Louis. Only Games Scheduled. BATHING SUITS Values to 2.00 . Not all •izes. To close 50c BOYS' WASH KNICKERS Now Start at Only 85c *• UNION SUITS Pajama Dimity 39c 2 for 75c NECKTIES 75c 50c Values Values MEN'S WASH PANTS Now Start as Low as 90C *• WORK PANTS 1.00 SILK SOCKS Regular 75c Quality Slightly Irregular 29c *. Now Only Now Only 59c 39c WORK SHIRTS 59c WORK SOCKS 8c Pr OVERALLS 69c Pr EYERLY'S Dependable for More Than Fifty Years GA3IES TOMORROW Pittsburgh at Chicago. Philadelphia at New York. Cincinnati at St. Louis. Boston at Brooklyn. AMERICAN LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS TVashingrton 7: Xe~w York 5. Boston 7: Philadelphia 5. Detroit 4; Chicago :',. Only Games Scheduled. STAMJIXG AVoit LoJ New York ........ 70 32 Bcston ........... 64 37 Chicago .......... 56 48 Cleveland ........ 53 47 Detroit ........... 54 49 Washington ...... 47 58 Philadelphia ..... 36 67 St. Louis ......... 29 71 Pol. .686 .634 .538 .530 .524 .448 .350 .290 ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11 (#»).—To those who say the Cincinnati Reds' 2 game lead is too much for even the red-hot Cardinals to overcome, the St. Louis players reply: "Let's look at the record." On Sept. 2, 1930, the Redbirds were 4V6 games behind the Chicago Cubs with 23 contests to play—but they won 19 of them and clinched the pennant. Four years later, on Sept. 6, the Cards trailed the New York Giants seven games with 23 to play. They won 18 and lost five which coupled with the Giants' collapse gave them the flag. Today the Cardinals are again close upon the heels of the leaders and have 56 games to play while Incinnati has only 53. It's a situation similar to 1930 and 1934. However, the Cardinals are roll- ;ng and attaining some- momentum daily, the Reds aren't doing badly either. They've slipped a little n recent days but as yet have shown no signs of collapse such ,as the Giants did five years ago. The Cards admit they're going to have a pretty tough fight if they win. the National League pennant. :t won't be as easy as overtaking ,he Giants. For one thing, the Cards have no Dizzy Dean to go .n there and pitch every other day or so. And., while they still have ;he c-tlier half the "Me 'n Paul" :ombination—Brother Paul Dean— he hasn't been, of much help. The only others of that 1934 winning combination are the mighty important Joseph Michael Medwick, fiery Pepper Martin, who itill retains much of his old 'oomph" and the fleet-footed Terry Moore. To 'those fans who see Reds rather than Redbirds for the National League championship, the .ardinals ..idle today and optimistic over ten straight victories, blast a siren warning: "We've just begun to fight." Poffenberger To Manage Wildcats Sunday afternoon on the Williamsport diamond the Williamsport Wildcats will stage a Booster Day and from all indications one of the largest crowds ever to assemble for a contest will be on hand to see the revamped Wild cats battle the strong Mercersburg aggregation. The game will get under way at 2:30 o'clock. Last night at a meeting of the club and town officials Cletus "Boots" Poffenberger, late of the Brooklyn Dodgers was elected manager of the club and will pilot the aggregation in their game on Sunday. Officers elected at the meeting were Edward Madison, president; Albert Marsh, vice-president; Morris Miller, treasurer and William Kelley. business n anager. GAMES' TODAY New York at Philadelphia. Chicago at Cleveland. "Washington -'>t Boston. St. Louis at Detroit. GAMES TOMORROW New York at Philadelphia. Chicago at Cleveland, "Washington at Boston. St. Louis at IDetroit. Tommy Bridges Jinx to Chisox Detroit, Aug. 10 (£>).—Tommy Bridges stamped out a ninth-inning rally today and gave up but seven hits as the Detroit Tigers took the third and deciding game oC the series with the Chicago White Sox, 4 to 3. Bridges, in marking up his fifteenth victory of the season, struck out six to bring his strikeout total for the year to 105. He blaxked the Sox until the ninth Hamlin, Dodgers, ana Joe Marty, Phillies—Former's three-hit pitching shut- out Phils in first game; latter tripled with bases loaded to lead successful uprising in nightcap. Cliff Melton, Giants — Stopped Bees with five-hit pitching chore. Hank Leiber, Cubs—His double scored deciding runs in 6-4 victory over Reds. Tommy Bridges, Tigers — Shut out White Sox for eight innings and stopped ninth-inning rally for his 15th. triumph, ot season. Bobby Doerr, Red Sox—Drove in Marginal runs with two singles for Boston's 7-5 victory against Ath letics. Bob Estalella, Senators—Deliver ed pinch single with bases loaded to beat Yankees, 7-5. when singles "by Jack Hayes am Joe Kubel produced one run and Gerald Walker's eleventh homer o the season with Kuhel aboard add ed two more. Bridges, however tightened up and retired the side Chicago 000 000 003—3 7 Detroit 001 100 llx—4 S 1 The Age of mpRvas is here Microphotography reveals a world of wonders in a drop of water— and MARVELS reveal the double joy of quality smoking for less money. Ask for MARVELS was The CIGARETTE of Quality She's Still The Favorite Comely Kay Stammers, queen of the English courts and member if the British Wightman Cup team, has long been a favorite of Amer- can tennis fans. Autographing programs between matches in the lastern Grasscourt campionships at Rye, N. Y., she appears to have ost none of her popularity. (C.P.) ' SPORTS ROUND-UP By SRIETZ NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (#).— Three other National League man- .gers have joined Casey Stengel in he belief the Reds may blow their ead Dick Hanley, former Northwestern ciach, says Bill De Corre-ant is the best ball toter the Big Ten will have seen since they urned Red Grange loose Kayak I, the Chilean sensation from Cali- ornia, is to be shipped to,Saratoga. Duke wins again. Burgess Whitehead, the Giants, Pha Beta Kappa second sacker, majored in baseball at North Caro- ina, but didn't graduate He has fixed things up so he can complete his A. B. degree at Duke this fall. The Dodgers are expected to buy Take 'Mooty, Syracuse southpaw, before the week is out Morehead ity, N. C... has voted favorably for pari-mutuel betting, so if anybody wants to start a race track, there's ,ii s chance. Edward Burns, Chicago Tribune: 'Japanese beetle made Shibe Park their headquarters long before they were known as interstate pests For some reason they aave moved out and now there are millions of them in the Yankee Stadium where the brand of baseball is much better." Ford C. Frick has suggested the American and National League swap umpires for 30 days each season...Giants said they wouldn't play night ball, but they did just .he same. It was so dark before the second game with the -Bees ended Wednesday that Casey Stengel had to use a flashlight to signal his bull pen pitchers. KAY JEWELERS WIN The Key Jewelers defeated the Fail-child team yesterday evening in a softball gam by a 6 to 2 count Loose fielding on the part of the Fairchild team gave the Jewelers [our of their runs. Barnhart and Berger worked for the winners with Stumbaugh and Hoopengardner in the points for the losei's. LEflG L'flDERS Lightweight Title At Stake In Lou Ambers • Armstrong Battle (By The Associated Press) NATIONAL. LEAGUE Batting —Mize, St. Louis, .346; Arnovich, Philadelphia, .345. Runs—Werber and Frey, Cincinnati, 81. Runs hatted la—McCormick, Cincinnati, 93; Bonura, New York, 72. Hits __ McCormick, Cincinnati, 138; Brown, St. Louis, 133. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 33; McCormick, Cincinnati, 30. Triples — Herman, Chicago, 14; Vaughan, Pittsburgh, 10. Home runs—Ott, New York, 22; Mize, St. "Louis, 20. Stolen bases — Handley, Pittsburgh, 16; Hack, Chicago, 12. Pitching—Walters.. Cincinnati, 197; Wyatt, Brooklyn, 8-3. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York, .388; Foxx, Boston, .368. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 100; McCos ky, Detroit, 87. Runs batted in — Williams, Boston, 93; Foxx, Boston, 91. Hits—McQuinn, St. Louis, 141; Rolfe, New York, 137. Doubles—Greenberg, Detroit, 34; McQuinn, St. Louis, 31. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 10; four players tied with 9. Home runs—Foxx, Boston, 30; Greenberg, Detroit, 20. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 39; Chapman, Cleveland, 15. Pitching — Grove, Boston, and Donald, New York, 12-2. CLASSIFIED ADS point the wnj> to the* home von "want. NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (£>).—Two uneasy and unhappy young men will face each other at Yankee Stadium a week from Tuesday, when Lou Ambers and Henry Armstrong fight for the latter's lightweight title. It should be a great fight and bitter one, but that doesn't alter the fact that both of them would rather be doing almost anything on that evening than throwing fists at each other again. They are too evenly matched and both took too much punishment when they fought a year ago. "This fight has given us more headaches than any we ever made," said an official of the 20th Century Club. "Both sides have- been thinking up silly excuses for a year. The truth is that they don't want any part of each other, and I don't blame them a bit." Henry and Lou, probably two as great little men as we will see, nearly beat each other to death, the other time. They went at it without a breathing spell for 15 rounds, and at the finish both were in bad shape. Armstrong, the barrel- chested, tierless little negro, won Lou's crown that night, but they had to put 14 stitches in his mangled mouth the next morning. Ambers had knots on his face the size of a turnip. So it is small wonder they and their managers have not been too keen about an encore. It's a fight- r's business to take punishment, ut they aren't necessarily hogs ,bout it even when the wages are good. If it were not for Ambers, Armtrong could go along, polishing iff the balance of the lightweights and welterweights for a couple more years and then retire very comfortably on his earnings. He probably wouldn't absorb as much punishment in all that time as Am- jers will serve up for him in an hour. 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Inevitably he and his manager, portly Eddie Mead, had to agree to give Ambers another shot. Not that Ambers was raising too much commotion about it, for Lou gave every ^vidence of having had a belly-full of Armstrong. But Promoter Mike Jacobs wouldn't let the matter drop." So a couple of fighters, not too eager for the fray, are getting ready to take it. The other time- they met the odds against Ambers were 3 to 1, but they are only 7 to 5 for this one and getting shorter. 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