The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 11, 1939 · Page 9
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, August 11, 1939
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1939. NINE a Old-Timers See 'One Of Greatest' In Williams By E. HARRY CROCKETT ' BOSTON, Aug. 11 (£>).—The> call him "Thumpin' Teddy," Titan tic Ted," and "Whizzer Williams, and he refers to himself as jus plain Ted Williams, or "The Kid, •which is just what he is—a skinny gangling, lovable kid, already on of the most colorful figures in bi league baseball and probably due to become one of the all-time great of the game. This six foot, three inch, 169 pound rookie, who leads the Amer lean league in runs batted in stands among the leading home run blasters, bats better than .3ut) and is every inch a ball player And he's only 20 years old. He's eager, ambitious, courteous confident and practically bubbling over with schoolboy enthusiasm Only a f*ew mouths out of the min or league class, he's hailed as a "boy wonder," but is admittedly still starry-eyed over the new wonders of a young major league ca reer. Ted had his lanky form curled up on a spare rubbing table in the Red Sox clubhouse when his interviewer was introduced by the great James "Double X" Foxx. Flashy Dresser Notable as somewhat erratic in his choice of clothes—he was given his first necktie earlier in the season by Manager Joe Cronin—young Ted wore light tan sandals of woven leather, pleated dark brown trousers and a canary yellow polo shirt. 4 "I like sports clothes and good clothes," he said, "but I can't wear 'em well because I'm too stringy, too skinny." Just a short time before, the Red Sox first baseman had whispered his candid opinion of Williams. "You know," Foxx had said, "a player can* improve is fielding a lot but he's either a hitter, or he's not a hitter. Ted's a great natural hitter. He's got power, good eyes and everything he needs. Some clay he'll be one of th e greatest hitters in the game. He likes to have fun and sometimes lets his temper get out of hand, but he's a great kid and has a wonderful future. Ted seemed just about as enthusiastic about helping his Interviewer as he is about hitting homers. "Gosh I hope I can give you what you want," he said, "but this bus- Jness of being interviewed Is kind of tough. If I talk too much you'll Sharp eyes keep Ted's batting average high &~ #$X*?M^.V E& .*>*?* Lf* ^£* s v/- j"^.> / ,*V> « *. N ^ . •^wwe j-"»j* v - ***^$****** --•>• ~ ^.•*^^^', J jyjg.g.-:. J fe...<>r'-<-.-!-x. .,<.;, Hard-hitting Ted Williams grips bat firmly think I'm a punk and if I don't say enough you'll think I'm dumb. Well, anyway, I'll tell you whatever you want, to know, if I can." Confident Kid That's the kind of a boy Ted Williams is. Always ready to oblige, he's so enthusiastic he actually begins to sputter as new thoughts go racing through his handsome head. He's supremely confident, noisily demonstrative at times, but always just a big kid. He resents being called a "bush- r"—" 'Cause I'm not a busher any- "No," said the youthful slugger thoughtfully, 'it's really not much different. Of course, there are more pitchers in the. majors who can throw them a little' harder than minor leaguers, but it's not much different. "I think these major league hurlers are a lot smarter and have much better control than most of those in the minors, but after all, it's the same kind of a baseball, nore, I'm a big ball player" —and denies emphatically that he's the "screwball' he's been painted. Has he found big league pitching better, or harder to hit, than the minor league variety on which he thrived last year before joining the Red Sox? Does Ted ^consider himself a super ball player, or just a young man on the good side of a lucky break? "Gee, Mister, that's kind of putting me on the spot isn't it? Naturally I consider' myself a pretty good player and I also think I've been very lucky. I'm lucky to be working for the best baseball club ownej* in the world and one of the finest managers, I'm lucky to be working with such a real guy as Jimmy Foxx, too. Here, Thumpin' Theodore realty became enthusiastic in his eagerness to make it clear that he considers "Double X" the swellest guy in the world." Foxx His Idol "You know," he said, "a lot of people ask me who I want to pattern myself after. Well, when. it comes to hitting a baseball, Jim is the one man I want to follow, but even if he never hit a baseball he'd still be the one I'd like to pattern myself after as a man." Those words seemed to come right from yonr.g Ted's heart. "Jimmy Foxx is one real guy. He's always giving me friendly ad- Ted got right down to business when he was asked to give a personal account of what he thinks of shows promise as fielder his own batting ability. "Now I'm not perfect by any means," he started. "Left handed pitchers give me plenty of trouble and some of the smart slow ball pitchers are still hard for, me to figure out. "But let me tell you one thing," he fairly shouted as his thoughts obviously ran a lap ahead of his vocal organs, "I've never seen a pitcher yet that could put a fast ball by me. They can work me out, or maybe fool me, but I can hit anybody's fast one and I'm beginning to wise up to the teasers, too. "The fact that I know I can hit the fast ones and that I hav e plenty of power gives me a lot of confidence. I'm not the best hitter in the world—nowhere as good as Jimmy Foxx—but I really believe that some day I'll be an outstanding batter." Champs Stopped NEW YORK Ab. R. H. O. A Fifth Staright for Boston Sox Boston, Aug. 10 (ff).— The Boston Red Sox extended their winning streak to five games today as they came from behind one more to nip the Philadelphia A's, 7 to 5, and sweep the four-game series. The victory, coupled with a New York Yankee defeat in Washington. Jeft the pennant-hungry Sox only five and a half games behind first place. All of the A'ff runs were built on homers. Babe Sicbert doubled in the first inning just before Bob Johnson dumped his seventeenth homer of the year into the left field screen. In the third Frank Hays smacked his fourteenth into the same spot Philadelphia . 203 000 000—5 11 l Boston 300 003 Olx—7 14 1 Nelson and Hayes. "Wilson, Dickman and Berg, Peacock. WHEN rOTJ LOSE •omethln* don't lose track or this number—104. A classified ad-takor will help you •word mn effective "Lost and Found" ad. BE DISCRIMINATING S MELROSE •LENDCD STRAIGHT RYE WHISKIES PRIDE Or MARYLAND M Minimum •f* 4 year* •ALTIMOMr. MARYLAND ESTABLISHED 1885 The straight whiikiet in this product are 4 years or mor« old. RADIOS REPAIRED All Makes — Reasonable Prices MONTGOMERY WARD <t CO. Went WiMhinfcton Street rosetti. ss 4 0 0 1 1 Rolfe, 3b 5 2 3 1 2 Keller, r£ .". 3 1 1 2 0 DiMaggio, cf 5 0 1 4 0 elkirk, If 4 1 1 0 0 Gordon, 2b 5 1 3 1 2 Rosar, c ....4 0 1 8 1 Dahigren, Ib 3 0 0 6 0 Pearson, p 2 0 0 0 .1 Russo, p 1 0 0 1 2 Henrich, x 1 0 1 0 0 Sundra, p... 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 5 11 24 x—Batted for Russo in Sth. WASHINGTON Ab. R. H. O. A. Case, rf ........... 4 Lewis, 3b .......... 4 West, cf ........... 4 Wright, If ........ 3 Appleton, p ....... 1 Travis, ss ......... 5 Bloodworth. 2b ____ 4 Vernon. Ib ....... 4 Ferroll. c ........ 2 Leonard, p ....... 1 Estalella, If ....... 2 Totals 34 7 12 27 12 5 New York ........ 012 020 000 Washington ..... 121 030 OOx— 7 Errors: Wright, Crosetti. Runs batted in: Wright, Rosar, Vcrnon 2. Ferrell, Selkirk 2, Gordon, Bloodworth, Estalella 2. Two base hits: Rolfe, Gordon, Vernon, Bloodworth. Three base hits: Vernon, Gordon. Stolen base: Selkirk. Sacrifices: Leonard, Appleton, West. Double pUys: Travis, Bloodworth and Vernon. Left on bases: New York 10; AVashington 10. Base on balls: Off Pearson 2; off Leonard 2; off Russo 2; off Appleton 2. Struck out: By Leonard 3; by Pearson 2; by Russo 3; by Appleton 3. Hits: Off Pearson 9 in 4 innings (none out in fifth); off Russo 2 in 3; off Sundra 1 in 1; off Leonard S in 5; off Appleton 3 in 4. Hit by pitcher: By Leonard (Crosetti). Wild pitch: Leonard. Winning pitcher: Leonard. Losing pitcher: Pearson. Umpires: McGowan, Grieve and Quinn. Time: 2.15. Attendance: 14,000. THEY DID BANG-UP JOB —BUT BANG CAME EARLY SOMERSET, Ky., Aug. 11 (jp)— Just before quitting for the day, workmen made preparations for blasting early the next morning in a rock quarry. Dynamite and fuses were inserted in holes drilled by Corkers. That night, during a severe electrical storm, lightning struck the quarry, touched off the dynamite and demolished a steam shovel and other equipment. Meyers-Berkson Ten Wins Battle Yesterday evening on the Reservoir diamond the Meyers- Berkson softball team defeated the strong Statton Furniture team by a 3 to 1 score before a good sized gathering of fans. In the seventh inning the Meyers-Berkson team won the game when B. Lapole poled out a home run with one man on the hassocks. • Berger pitching for the winners walked six and sent nine back to the bench on strikes while Shupp also hurled good ball for the losers allowing but six hits. Score: Stations ...... 000 100 000—1 5 2 M. and B ...... 000 001 20x Shupp and Shaffer. Berger and Dixou. 3 6 1 Errors Help CINCINNATI Ab. R. H Werber, 3b 4 0 2 Frey. 2b 3 0 1 Goodman, rf 3 0 1 McCormick, Ib 4 0 1 Lombardi, c ...... 4 0 0 Berger, c£ 3 1 1 Gamble. If 4 0 0 Myers, ss .4 2 2 Derringer, p ...... 2 1 1 0. A. 0 5 3 3 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 Totals 31 4 9 24 11 CHICAGO Ab. R. H. 0. A, Hack, 3b 4 Herman, 2b 3 Gaian, If 4 Loiber, cf 4 Nicholson, rf 4 G. Russell, Ib 3 Mattick, ss Mancuso, c Page, p 04 22 12 1 11 14 03 00 6 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 Totals 32 6 7 27 14 Cincinnati 002 010 001—4 Chicago 110 002 2Ox—6 Errors: Werber, Frey. Myers, Hack, Galan. Runs batted in: Werber, Goodman, Berger. Derringer, Herman. Leiber 2, G. Russell, Mattick 2. Two base hits: McCormick. Myers, G. Russell, Mattick. Home runs: Berger, Herman. Sacrifices: Derringer. Goodman, Herman, Mattick. Double play: Mattick, Herman and G. Russell. Left on bases: Cincinnati 4; Chicago 6. Bases on balls: Off Derringer 2; off Page 2. Struck out: By Derringer 1; by Page 2. Umpires: Reardon, Goetz and Pinelli. Time: 1,34. Attendance: 10,762, official. Phillies Divide With Brooklyn Philadelphia, Aug. 10 '(/P)—Shut, out by Brooklyn in the opener to 0, on Luke Hamlin's three-hit hurling, the Phillies crammed sev en runs into the sixth inning of today's second game to split their double-header with the Dodgers. "Hot Potato" Hamlin was as hot as the weather in gaining his sec ond consecutive shutout, never walking a batter and facing onlj 2.9 Phillies. Brooklyn was leading 3 to when the Phillies staged their spree in the nightcap. Joe Marty's triple with the bases loaded and Merrill May's single with three on were the big blows. Rookie Iks Pearson held the Dodgers to five hits in earning his first big league victory. Brooklyn . ..000 002 010—3 4 1 Philadelphia 000 000 000—0 3 1 Hamlin and Phelps. Peck and Davis. Brooklyn , :..100 002 000—3 5 1 Philadelphia 100 007 OOx—S 11 0 Fitzsimrnons, Casey. Hutchinson and Todd. Pearson and Davis, Millies. New Yorkers Win Series Off Bees New York, Aug. 10 (/p)—Making six runs on seven hits, the New York Giants whipped the Boston Bees 6 to 3 sweep their three-game series and take over fourth place in the National League. Cliff Melton, going the- route for the first time in nearly three weeks, held the Bees to five hits, four of them coming in the fourth inning when Al Simmons' homer, a walk, two singles and a sacrifice brought the Bees all their runs. The Giants chased Danny MacFayden with a. four-run barrage in the first as Mel Ott hit his 22nd homer with two on and Joe Moore knocked one with none on. Three singles scored a run in the second and Alex Kampouris homered in the sixth. Boston . ... 000 300 000—3 5 1 New York . 410 001 OOx—6 7 0 MacFayden, Lanning and Lopez. Melton and Danning. FENDER BENT BODY DENT iUGHES MOTOR CO. 30 E. Baltimore St. Ph 2460 DOWNSVILLE LETTER Downsville, Aug. 10. The Church of the Brethren B. Y. P. D. met on the lawn of Mrs. Emma Long Sunday evening. More than fifty persons were present. Services will again be held at the Long home Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p. m. Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Frick and son, Rev. Charles Frick, of Wilkes- Barre, To.., ?.re spending the week with Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Frick. Mrs. Donald Brjaden, of Washington, and Mrs. Thomas Markey, of Akron, returned home after spending several days with their home folks, Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Flook. Mrs. Rose Hart and Mrs. Amy Coffman spent Friday afternoon with their Bister, Mrs. Emma Long. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt are spending the week in the Long home. Edward Wilkinson, of Goodland, Kansas, returned home after spending a week with the Long family. Riggs-Parker in Hard Pressed Win " Rye, N. Y., Aug. 10 (/P).— Bobby Riggs and Frankie Parker, counted as America's mainstays in the forthcoming Davis cup defense, were hard pressed to remain in the Eastern Grass Court championships today, but both rose gallantly to the occasion and advanced to the semi-final round. Riggs overcame another member of the cup «quad, Bryan (Bitsy) Grant ,of Atlanta, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, while Parker captured a sensational struggle from John Hope Doeg, of Rumson, N. J., 5-7, 7-5, 13-11. With Riggs in the upper bracket was Ladislav Hecht, former zecho-Slovak Davis cupper, who upset Henry Prusoff. of Seattle. 6-4, 0-7. Parker's opponent will be Welby Van Horn, Los Angeles. EXCLUSIVE RAIN IN KANSAS LAWRENCE, Kas., Aug. 11 (#>)— :t took a quirk of fate to do it, but there'll be plenty of corn on the H. Leonhard farm for next fall's laTional cornhusking contest. Hot, dry weather burned a lot of the corn near Lawrence, but the Jeonhard crop is flourishing and jreen. It received a couple of rains hat almost were exclusive. In both instances the rain came n the nick of time when the corn needed moisture and in both instances it fell only on the Leonhard acres and on a few surrounding farms. I DICK TRACY —FROM A SHOE WHAT HAVE YOU BEEM DOIN6? I THOUGHT VDU WERE OUR DEAREST. I HEARD DOOR SLANAMlr4G AMD ..AMD CAME UP TO CLOSfc YOU RUM <3ETT THE: CAR HOMEY. I'LL READY \M FIVE MINUTES. THE SHATTERED THERMOMETER OM THE BUREAU S NERVOUSLY B&6.1NJS TO' PACK THE B*Ac5, 9 _ DROPPED °£2SFP OUT OP HIS SHOE/ —SOMETHING SILVERY UKE__YES IT is—.MERCURY/ JUST TO <SET AWAY BREATHE FRESH TO WHAT?? r *< < **• *r< * v. Of ALL SUMMER STOCK Begins Today The policy of this store is to clear out each season's merchandise regardless of cost in order to always present new goods for each new season. You 11 find many Bargains in each department, Bargains that you can put away until next Summer and Save yourself a lot of money. ALL $12.75 SUMMER SUITS $ 8.95 ALL 14.75 SUMMER SUITS .... ..".' 9.95 ALL 17.75 SUMMER SUITS 11.95 ALL 19.75 SUMMER SUITS '..^.'..'.'.', 13.95 ALL 22.75 SUMMER SUITS ...:." 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