The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 12, 1939 · Page 10
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Saturday, August 12, 1939
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EIGHT THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1939. Say what you wish about th brand of baseball Big Zeke Bonura plays around first base for th Giants, but you will have to admi that "Bananas" can hit. After having shown flashes power at the plate earlier in the season, Bonura has hit his strid and has come along at a terrifi pace. Slowly b\it surely he ha been whittling the margin which separated him from Morrie Arno vich, Philadelphia's slugging pac setter, and seems ready to take over the leadership himself. One thing you have to admire in Zeke—that is his earnestness on the diamond. He may have his mental and physical lapses while trying to cover first, but you can' say he isn't, trying every moment Zeke takes his baseball seriously He loves the game. His enthusiasm for the sport makes him a favorite with, the fans. It is only when he taxes his baseball brain (if any) that he runs-into trouble. They tell a lot of amusing' stor ies' about Bonura but the best one we recall was told by Ted Lyons the veteran White Sox mound ace L^ons was working on the mound one afternoon when Zeke was toil ing in the White Sox uniform. He was doing his usual good job of mowing down the opposing batter and was about to wind up when he suddenly discovered Zeke standing beside him. "I -wouldn't throw that knuckle ball again, Teddy," Zeke whispered. "I think they are looking for it." Lyons was struck speechless. He finally recovered and shooed Bonura back to first. "The funny part of the whole thing is that I had been getting along fine with my knuckle ball for 15 years, and then this guy suddenly becomes alarmed that the batters are expecting that pitch," said Lyons. If Zeke does come through to win the National League batting championship, he certainly could join Bill Terry in having the last laugh at the. ^expense of his critics. J )R LEPGU L flDERS (By The A.HJioeiJtto-1 I'rc**) NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting —Mize, St. Louis, .346 ArnoTich, Philadelphia, .345. Runs—Werber and Frey, Cincinnati, 81. Runs batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati, 93; Bonura, New York, 72. Hits — McCormick, Cincinnati, 138; Hack, Chicago, 134. 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, 19- f; Wyatt, Brooklyn, S-3. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York, .392; Foxx, Boston, .368. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 100; McCosky, Detroit, 88. Runs batted In — Williams, Boston, 93; Foxx, Boston, 91. Hits—McQuinn, St. Louis, 142; Rolfe, New York, 137. Doubles—Greenberg. Detroit, 35; McQuinn, St. Louis, 31. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 10; VTcCosky, Detroit, 10. Home runs—Foxx, Boston, 30; Breenberg, Detroit, 20. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 19; Chapman, Cleveland, 15. Pitching — Grove, Boston, and Donald, New York, 12-2. JEWELERS LOSE Rogers Jewelry defeated the DCC camp No. 360 team by a score »f 14 to 1 in a one-sided contest Thursday evening. Ambrose starred irlt ha home run with one on base. Ambrose and Ridenour worked ,or the winners and Backie and lamsburg for the losers. California has 40 : dog shows each rear. Big Yank Blue WORK SHIRTS 66c HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street REDS FACE CARDS IN THREE-GAME 'CRUCIAL' SERIES Cardinals Fans Talking Pennant As Cincinnati Comes To Town While Up In Boston' With Red Sox Trailing Yanks By Only Six Games, Fans Are Also Pennant-Conscious. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11 (/P).—Cardinal fans began talking National league pennant over breakfast toast today and bellhop and vice-president closeted "third term" speculation to take in baseball's week-end collosus — the Redbirds-Red; series. Mighty Cincinnati was in town with a 7 1-2 game lead over today's opponent, the challenging St. Louis Cardinals, who twice this decade have overcome similar margins to enter the world's series. Primed to nip the Cards 10-game victory string and squelch any Redbird desires to Repeat the feats of 1930 and 1934, Cincinnati Manager Bill McKechnie nominated Bucky Walters to start on the mound. A clean sweep for the Reds would boost them to 10 1-2 games ahead of the Cardinals—a healthy margin on which to cast through the remaining- 50 contests. Victory today and a sweep of tomorrow's double-header by St. Louis would melt the Reds advantage to a 4 1-2 games and leave them a jolted club minus the "unbeatable" halo they July lead of 12 games. with, a Beantown Excited BOSTON, Aug. 12 (JP).— The old Beantown, its Red Sox having whit tied the New York Yankees' Amer ican league lead from 13 1-2 game: down to 6 games, is pennant con scious. The signs have appeared. The sports pages are full of analyses of the remaining schedules of both Yankees and Sox. One hotel an nounced yesterday it had receivec its first world series reservation— from a Buffalo,^. Y., fan, and even the Boston players are beginning to wonder. "Dawgone, if it doesn't look like the Yankees are beginning to fee: the pressure," drawled Lou Finney master pinch hitter, whose timely blows have won nearly a score of games for the Bostons this year. "They aren't so hot any more. Let them lose a few more and let us win a few more and they're going to start worrying plenty. Dawgone if I don't think the Yanks have shot their bolt." SPORTS ROUND-UP By CRIETZ NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (/P).— They say Bill Terry really made a speech ivhen Burgess Whitehead went on the air the other night and predicted the Reds wall win the pennant. The Baer family is in a huddle on Max's future as a boxer—also on Buddy Baer vs. Jack Roper Los Angeles is trj'ing to cook up. Detroit papers say : Schoolboy Rowe's high hard pitch is zipping again. Rumor Foundry. N. Y. Post: Mayor Hague has a bird interest in the Jersey City Jia.nts ; Chicago News: Bill Terry recent- y "challenged"' Zeke Bonura at hree paces with bare fists, but it didn't come off. Insiders say Dr. L. M. Gullinger vill weaken and sell Peter Astra, he Hambletonian winner, to a for- ign syndicate... .The day after he igned to fight Billy Conn in Pitts- inrgh, Melio Bettiua got a $10,000 iid to meet Nathan Mann in New Haven....The New Orleans Peli- ans are on the market all right, but the price is too stiff for either Terry or the Giants. LUCKY 13. AUBURN, Calif. (£>). — There were 13 pups in a litter born to Vayne Lewis' bull terrier. Three veeks later all were alive and thriv- ng. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12 (£>). Even old-timer Gene Sarazen, who has , won every major golf championship in existence, still gets excited when the chips are down and he's cracking par. What's more he was as tickled as a boy with his first cycle over a scintillating four under par 66 that gave him a new competitive course record at Wildwood Country Club and a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the $10,000 Dapper Dan open. Gene was out in front with a 36- hole count of 137 as the field of top- ranking sharpshooters was cut from 161 to 75 for concluding 18- hole rounds today and tomorrow. Sixty-four pros scoring 157 or better and 11 amateurs with 161 or under remained in the battle. All-Stars To Meet Pinesbiirg Sunday The West End All Stars will be out for their eighth straight victory tomorrow afternoon when they take on the strong Pinesburg A. C. on the Reservoir diamond. The game is scheduled for 2:39 o'clock and all the All Star players are requested to be at the field by 1:30 to take batting practice. The starting lineup will be as follows: Young, If; R. Wilson. 2b; H. Wagaman, sa; Keller, c; Wilson, Ib; Eyler, rf; R. Wagaman, 3b; Shrader, cf: Wine or Murray, p. These boys have been playing some real baseball, holding wins over such clubs as the Maugansville Colts, Tate Cubs, Mt. Briar Try-Me, Chambersburg and several, other good teams. She'd Like To Beat Alice Helen Hull Jacobs would like to keep Alice Marble, the Wimbledon champion, from scoring a clean sweep of the tennis diadems by winning the American crown. Miss Jacobs, a former U. S. titlehol3er, recently returned -from England and is playing in eastern tournaments to tune up her game for the nationals. Ants, Rupperts, Chevs. And Exports To Clash At Stadium. A double header that will have a decided bearing on the allotment of positions in the playoff division of .he Washington County League is on tap for the fans this Sunday at ,he Stadium with the opening game between the Ruppert Bluebirds and the Antietam Firemen )eing carded to get under way at :30 o'clock. The nightcap will •ring together the Chevies and Old Export. With the Antietams fighting to vertake the league leading Victor Blue Sox and the Ruppert Birds bat- ling to hold a place among the first our clubs, plenty of action should e in store for the fans. Boots in Charge It is understood that Boots 'offenberger will take charge of he Birds this Sunday as manager nd he no doubt will toss in either Lefty Springer or Willard to do the hurling against the Firemen in an effort to crash in with a victory. Mac Schiadler will counter with St. Clair or Lefty Murray. The Chevies, two games out of the first division, may run into a lot of trouble with the young hustling club sporting the livery of the Old Exports and with both clubs sporting a lot of batting power it will be up to the hurlers to strut their stuff. Just who Manager Day will send to the hillock remains a question while in all probability Manager Trovinger will take the mound himself in an effort to turn in a victory for the Exporters. aYESTERMY'&STQRS (Kj- The .\.">x<>ri;iifil J' Walter Higbe, Phillies—Pitched two-hit game to beat Giants. Buck Newsom, Tigers—Struck out 11 and batted in winning run for 4-3 triumph over Browns. Bill Lee, Cubs—Earned his 14th victory of season with clever six- hit job against Pirates. Joe Di Maggio, Yankees—His double and two singles led 13-hit assault against Athletics. Pax's Sportorials On Softballers Monday, August 14 Kays vs. Meyers and Berkson; umpire, Brashears. Game at City Park. Victors vs. Rogers; umpire, Hoover. Game at Victor 1 field.. Fairchilds vs. Stations; umpire, Lushbaugh. Game at Sugar Bowl. Four States.vs. Hag. Leather Co.: umpire, King. Game at Reservoir diamond. Thursday, August 17 Rogers vs. Kays; umpire. Lushbaugh. Game at Sugar Bowl. Stattons vs. Victors; umpire, Brashears, Game at Stattons. Hag. Leather vs. Fairchilds; umpire, King. Game at Pangborn Park. Meyers and Berkson vs. Four States; umpire, Hoover. Game at Reservoir. In the absence of more reports on games, may we say, according to the records turned in, that Stations have won 9 games the second half while losing one while Four States have 7 wins and one lost chalked up against them. Other reports will be given as received. National Derby Starting Today Local Boy To Get First Test In Soap Box Race This Afternoon. Approximately at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon Lewis Spessard will cram himself down in his Soap Box Derby racer at Derby Downs in Akron. Ohio, and be prepared for his safety test down the 11SO foot concrete incline. His time to the judges will mean nothing but to the sports writers and those gathered on the sidelines it will mean a great deal as many of the winners are picked just from the trials that are held "this afternoon. Jackie Phillips, representative of the Herald-Mail last year at Akron, hit the nail on the head when he stated, "As I looked own that long concrete run' I just had a quivery feeling inside." No doubt Lewis Spessard will have ths-same feeling, knowing that just an iron plug holds him in suspense. Lowly Phillies Beat Giants, 2-1 New York, Aug. 11 (#>)—Two-hit pitching by Walter Higbe brought the lowly Phillies their first victory over the New York Giants since May 12 by a 2 to 1 count today. The only run scored against the young righthander whom Philadelphia acquired from the Chicago ubs came without a hit in the seventh inning. Harry Danning and Zeke Bonura walked, Tom Haley sacrificed and Danning scored on an infield out. Phila 100 100 000—2 8 1 New York .. 000 000 100—1 2 1 .Higbe and Millies; Schumacher ind Danning. With Signing Of Vitt And Baker Most Of Pilot Jobs Look Safe By JUDSON BAILEY . (Associated Press Sports Writer) Managing a big league baseball club used to be about as safe and sane as being a steeplejack, but it looks like the fellows who are holding down the jobs now arc going to, have steady work and may even be in one place long enough to get into the 1940 census. The sudden signing of Oscar Vitt by the Cleveland Indians and Del Baker by the Detroit Tigeds yesterday during a lull in the pennant races answered most questions about the return next year of the 16 present pilots. Such a situation is practically unprecedented. This year brought four new faces onto the scene and it's rare enough for all the managers to get through a season intact, let alone get new contracts. Vitt had been rumored on the way out and owner Alva Bradley said last night this was one of the reasons for announcing his re-hiring at this time. Jirnrny Dykes of the Chicago White Sox and Fred Haney of the St. Louis Browns recently were given new contracts and the other American League managers, Joe McCarthy, Connie Mack, Joe Cronin and Bucky Harris, are safer than money in the bank. In the National League Bill Mc- Kechnie already is under a long term contract to the Cincinnati Reds. Ray Blades' feat in lifting the St. Louis Cardinals into second place assures him of another term and Doc Protho has made more than a satisfactory start at Philadelphia. BiL Terry is a fixture with the Giants and Casey Stengel is making the best of a bad hand at Boston. The same might be- said for Pie Traynor at Pittsburgh and Gabby Hartnett in Chicago, while Leo Durocher is blooming like a perennial .plant in Brooklyn. Whether by design or otherwis^, the settling of the managerial questions yesterday supplemented a "half holiday" in the major league program. Big Bill Lee earned his 14th victory for the Cubs with a six-Mt performance that beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2. The patchwork Phillies stole 2-1 victory over the Giants. Buck Newsom pocketed his 13th of the season by way of celebrating his 31st birthday with a 4-3 triumph ove rhis old teammates, the Browns. He struck out 11 and singled home the deciding run. The New York Yankees returned to their old custom of staging one big inning to beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 9-5. Six of their runs were bunched in the fifth inning. BOONSBORO SET FOR UPSTATERS Boonsboro, tied with the Chevies for fifth place in the Washington County League, travels to Hancock on Sunday for a game with the up- staters, getting under way at 2:30 o'clock. After taking two games last Sunday, the Jackets are feeling rather "cocky" and will be out to take the measure of'the Hancock team and draw nearer a position in the playoff division. The upstaters will no doubt send either Faith or Hap Powers to the mound as a victory at this stage of the race would enhance their chance for a berth in the playoff round. Just who the Jackets will fire at Hancock remains a question but there' is a strong!- possibility that Devore will get the call. A good crowd is expected for this battle. BUT the greatest influence for fair play and good sportsmanship is the fear o£ a kick in the pants. Guaranteed Used and Factory Rebuilt Tires 5.50x16 6.00x16 6.25x16 6.50x16 7.00x16 5.25x17 5.50x17 6.50x17 7.50x17 5.25x18 6.00x18 4.50x20 $1.00 to $4.50 C.R. POFFENBERGER WHOLESALE — RETAIL 33 E. Washington St. Phone 75 Dillon Graham Selects His All-Star Rookie Baseball Team By DILLON GRAHAM j\ wo rin ted Tress Sports AVrHcr T HIS HAS been a big year year for rookies in the major leagues with 30-ot'f recruits listed as regulars. Yankee Freshman Atley Donald tops the flingers and boasts the longest winning streak, 12. Red Sox Freshman Ted Williams has knocked in the most runs. Here's my idea of an All-Star rookie team: Battery— Donald and Rosar, Yankees. Infield—Russell, Cubs; Coscarat, Dodgers; Miller, Bees, and Tabor. Red Sox. Outfield — Mc- Coskcy, Tigers; Keller, Yankees and Williams, Red Sox. ATLEY DONALD. Yanks, won 12 straight games before losing. Gene Thompson, Reds; Hugh Casey. Dodgers: Motron Cooper. Cardinals; Harry Pippen. A's; Jack Kramer, Browns; Paul Trout, Tigers, and Woody Rich, Red Sox, are also rookie pitching aces. NO DOWN PAYMENT On Any Purchase LONG EASY TERMS Goodrich Silvertown Stores E, Franklin St. Phone 2065 WASH PANTS $1.00 — $1.49 — $1.98 Summer Salt* *3.»5 — K5.S5 to $12.#5 hwlm Trunks or Suit* . . 9ft« to S1.98 l*»l« Shirt* 49c; Grlpper Shorts t*c ttlr rank Pantn 11.00: Shirt* 49* Rudifill'* Quality Shop Seiberling Tires or AH IPKAT COVKM M CAJt HAIMOS WARREN ROSAR: dcrstmly for Catcher Yankee un- Bill Dickey. TED WILLIAMS, Red Sox outfielder, leads the American league in runs batted in. He's also developing into a home run threat, hut needs to polish his fielding. Fern Bell, Pirates; Jim Gleeson, Cubs, and Tony Bongiovanni, Reds, are other good looking 1'lychasers. DOMENICr TIRE CO. 1t7 fartft Potomac St. JIM TABOR: Boston Red Sox third sacker is timely hitter. Tom Sunkel and Bob Bowman, Cardinals, are exceptional pitchers. GLEN RUSSELL: The Chicago Cubs like him at first base. He came up from the Los Angeles Angels, replacing 'Rip' Collins." BARNEY McCOSKEY: He solved Detroit's centerfield problem. JACK FUNK IS GOLFJVINNER Downs Aldine Lakin To WiiT President's Cup At Fountain Head. "Jack Funk was the cause of a. big upset on the Fountain Head Golf course yesterday afternoon Avhen he defeated A. E. Lakin, two and one, for the President's Cup in the handicap tournament. Funk, although given a handicap, was not expected to win the tourney. He had previously defeated Gordon Dudley in order to meet Lakin while Lakin defeated Patterson in the second IS holes on Thursday. The match was close throughout and a large gallery followed the players. The handicap tourney has been underway for the past six weeks. The player who wins the cup three times becomes its permanent owner. Several members of the club have one leg on the cup but CliC Anderson, who has left town, is the only man having two legs on tho trophy. Funk will be presented with the cup in a short time. Lakin has been unfortunate in that he has been in the finals for the past three years and has been nosed out each time by a higher handicap player. Local Golfers To Meet Waynesboro The Fountain Head men's golf team will play a return match this afternoon, beginning at 1:15 o'clock, with the strong Waynesboro, Pa., men's team. It is reported that the Pennsy city is bringing over thirty players. Hagerstown won the last match at Waynesboro .and now the nearby town is determined to win today, so some line golf is expected with Quite a gallery anticipated to watch the piny. NATIONAL LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Chicago .1: Pittshurgrh 1'. Philadelphia 2; New York 1. Only Games Scheduled. Cincinnati 65 St. Louis 56 Chicago 56 New York 51 Pittsburgh 49 Brooklyn . 50 Boston 43 Philadelphia . .... 29 STAXDIA'G Won Lout JVr. 36 .644 42 .571 49 49 48 50 57 68 .533 .510 .505 .500 .430 .299 GAMES TODAY Pittsburgh at Chicago. Philadelphia at. Xe\v York. Cincinnati at. St. Louis. Boston at Brooklyn. GAMES TOMORROW Pittshurg-h at Chicago. Philadelphia at. New York. Cincinnati nt St. Louis. Boston at Brooklyn. LEAGUE YESTER 1> A Y'S It ESl* I.TS New York !i; Philadelphia ;, St. Louis 3; Detroit •). Only Games .Scheduled. New York 70 Boston 64 Chicago . 56 Cleveland . ....... 53 Detroit 55 Washington 47 Philadelphia 36 St. Louis 29 Won Lout IVl. 32 .686 37 .634 48 .538 47 49 58 68 72 .530 .529 .448 .346 .287 EDDIE IV5ILLER: A fractured ankle recently eut the Boston Bees' yonnc shortstop down in the mi<5?t of a spectacular first year. PETE COSCARAT, Dodgers' second sacker, slides safely home. Other first, year inifielfi flashes are Oscar Grime?, Indians; .Tark Bollinc and Merrill May, Phillies; Benny Me Coy, Fank Crouoher, Tigor.?; John Berardino, Brown?, and Joe Gamenbeim, Athletics. CHARLES KELLER: This Yankee outfielder is n hard hitter. Like Rosar and Donald he cam* to (he Yanks from Newark. GAMES TODAY Xevv York at Philadelphia. Chicago at Cleveland. Washington at Boston. St. Louis at Detroit. GAMES TOMORROW N>\v York at Philadelphia. <*hic«tffo at Cleveland. Wa.-ahincrton at Boston. St. Louis at Detroit. A REGULAR crny is a man who is too modest to hrag ahont anything except his anility as a cook.

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