The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 18, 1939 · Page 8
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 8

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, August 18, 1939
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EIGHT THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1939. of Sorts Johnny Mize has not been able to win the individual batting cham pionship of the National League but he has given the winner a "fit" in the final stages of the race in the last couple of years. Johnny has had his own troubles getting started. Early each leason he 1 has found the same diffi- EUlty. A slow start handicapped iim. last season but along about mid-season he got going and when :he curtain was rung down on' the :ainpaign, Johnny was only five points behind tha leader, Ernie Lombardi. Once again this season, Mize i turning' on the heat as the' teams straighten, out for the dash down the homestretch. This may be his year. - • There are few batters in the big ho are better judges of pitched balls than the Cardinal's first baseman. He absolutely refuses to bite at a bad one, even balls a couple of inches off. Paul Derringer, the Cincinnati ice, insists Mize is the- best hitter »f a good ball he has ever faced. £a'ol has found out, much to his thagrin, that he cannot make Mize iwing at anything unless it comes jver the plate. Judging by Johnny'8 fat batting Average, other hurlers in. the National League do not find him an lasy mark, Johnny's batting style mables Mm to look oyer each pitch larefully before deciding whether ur not lie will take a cut at it. He ttas exceptionally powerful wrists %nd snaps his big bat at pitches frith, devastating results. Reviewing Mize's great batting record at the plate lor the- past three years, it is difficult to realize that in 1933 and 1934 he played in less than 70 games and was considered a poor risk by Cincinnati because he had' suffered a torn muscle in his thigh. It took an operation and a long siege in the hospital to erase that injury and prepare Mm for Ms spectacular career with the Cardinals. Baseball's Big Six Batting (three leaden in each league): G. Ab. R. H. Pet. DiMggio, Yks 77 292 66 115 .394 Foxx, Red Sox 99 374 104 136 .364 Mizs, Cards 105 390 75 137 .351 Johnson, Ath 110 400 90 139 .348 Ar'vich, Phils 103 3S4 54 131 .341 B'nura, Giants 104 3S9 71 131 .337 1 GOLF FOR HEALTH Doctor* recommend It. G«t your •hare of Sunshine »nd Exercise. Fee 35c after 5 P. M. Clubs Bentcd. Fnblio cordially Invited. Hagerstown Golf Club e j eiberling Tires 15% Off All SKAT COTEM and CAB RADIOS DOMENICI TIRE CO• ,167 South Potomac St. WASH PANTS 11.00 — $1.49 — $1.98 Summer Salts S3.»5 — f5.95 to % 12.»5 Swim Trunks or Suits .. »8c to 41.91 Polo ShJrti 48c: Gripper Short* 25c Bir V'ank Panti $1.00; ShJrU 49e Rudisill's Quality Shop NO DOWN PAYMENT On Any Purchase LONG EASY TERMS Goodrich Silvertown Store* 18 E. Franklin St. Phone 2066 REDS DISPLAY HEART IT TAKES TO MAKE CHAMPIONS With Backs To Wall, Leaders Drive On To Win In Tenth Joe Di Maggio's Mighty Bat Again Big Factor In Yankees' Third Straight Win Over Senators; Lefty Grove Wins For Sox. By JUDSON BAILEY, A.P. Sports Writer The team that wins the National league pennant year in and year'out is the team that has the most "heart." Besides having all the physical prowess that appears necessary, this year's Cincinnati club certainly has a champion's heart. Backed to the wall last night, | the Reds gallantly groped their way to a 7-6 ten-inning victory over the Chicago Cubs and reassured their followers, that they are not going to duplicate the collapse of Pittsburgh last year. The pressure was on the Reds. They lost the series opener to the Cubs. The St. Louis Cardinals had beaten the Pirates 4-2 during the day. Hulking Hank Leiber hit a home run with two on in the first inning and at the end of three frames the Cubs held a 6-1 lead. Then Cincinnati's heart started pumping. With a chop-chop here and a chop-chop there the Reds aewed this count down to a 6-6 tie in the ninth on Ernie Lombardi's double and "Wally Bergers single. In the tenth Eddie Joost tripled and scored on Dick West's single after the Cubs had pin-posely filled the bases. In the day's only other National eague affair the Brooklyn Dodgers crushed their mortal enemies, the New York Giants, 5-1, on a five- lit pitching performance by rookie ilugh Casey. They bunched all their runs in the third and fourth innings off Harry Gumbert The Reds and Cubs had no monopoly on ten inning games the world champion Yankees, who probably will be Cincinnati's world series opponent if the Reds get in, followed the standard pattern in beating the Washington Senators 9 to 8, in a 10-inning contest. Joe DiMaggio hit his 18th home run with two on and batted in two other runs to help the Yanks sweep the series. The St. Louis Browns came from behind in the eighth and then defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-5, in the tenth when Chet Laabs doubled George McQuiun home from second. Old Lefty Grove became the American league's undisputed pitching leader by guiding the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 triumph over the Philadelphia Athletics for his 13th victory of the season compared with two defeats. The Chicago White Sox overcame the four-hit pitching of Freddie Hutchinson and Paul Trout to beat the Detroit Tigers, 2-1. A triple by Luke Appling, a base on balls, an infield out and an error gave the winners their runs in the fourth. (By The Associated Press) AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York, 394; Foxx, Boston, .364. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 104; Rolfe, New York, 96. Runs batted in—Williams, Bos- ion, 95; Foxx, Boston, 93. Hits— Rolfe, New York, 157; Me- Quinn, St. Louis, 146. Doubles—Greenberg,- Detroit, 35; Williams, Boston, and McQuinn, St. ouis, 33. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 12; McCosky, Detroit, 11. Home runs—Foxx, Boston, 30; reenberg, Detroit, 20. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 41; Chaipman, Cleveland, 16. Pitching — Grove, Boston, 13-2; Donald, New York, 12-2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Mize, St. Louis, .351; Arnovich, Philadelphia, .341. Runs — Werber, Cincinnati, 83; Frey, Cincinnati, 82. Runs batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati, 97; Bonura, New York, and Camilli, Brooklyn, 76. Hits — McCormick, Cincinnati, 147; Hack, Chicago, 144. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 35: Mize, St. Louis, 32. Triples — Herman, Chicago, 14; Vaughan, Pittsburgh, and Goodman, Cincinnati, 10. Home runs—OH. New York, 24; Mize, St. Louis, 20. Stolen bases — Handley, Pittsburgh, IS; H-ssett, Boston, and Hack, Chicago, 12. Pitching—Thompson, Cincinnati, S-2; Wyatt, Brooklyn, S-3. aYESTERMY'&STQRS (Hy The AMMocititcd Prcisn) Chet Laabs, Browns—Doubled ome winning run in tenth inning gainst Indians and also sent eam's first run across with a two- agger. Joe Di Maggio, Yankees—Hit Sth homer with two on and drove n two other runs in beating Sena- ors. Thornton Lee, White Sox—Rush- d to relief of Jack Knott with bass loaded in eighth and saved 2-1 ictory over Tigers. Lefty Grove, Red Sox—Scattered en hits with, great effectiveness to :eat Athletics, 7-1, for his 13th vie- ory. Hugh Casey, Dodgers—His five- it pitching took deciding game of eries from Giants. Curt Davis, Cardinals—Held Plates to six hits and singled in run himself. Bill Werber and Eddie Joost, Reds—Divided six hits between hem to lead successful attack .gainst Cubs. The famous rings- of Saturn are swarm of millions of small moons. It'* The Repeat Demands of Regular Users That Proves The Superiority Of A Whiskey. MARYLAND STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY Has THAT Repeat Demand There is nothing new about the admiration men hold for ROUNDTREE. Its an old story - to those who know fine whiskey. They will tell you how mellow and fine it is and wonder how we can give it to you at the price. 3*/z YEARS OLD $1.00 Pt. - 50c % Pt. If You P*id Twice The Price You Could Get No Better Rye. "ROUNDTREE IS the Bert For Lew." Champ's Hands May Be Undoing Reported In Bad Shape For Return Match With Ambers. NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (#>).—The question of whether Henry Armstrong's hands are stronger than Lou Ambers' arms is one of the most important to be settled in the Yankee Stadium next Tuesday night when these two great little fighters meet in a 15-round battle for the lightweight title. Mainly because of this problem, it's one of the most ticklish affairs the fight experts have had to consider in years, Since Henry lifted the crown from Loivs brow just a year ago, he has had more and more trouble with his brittle bones. Ambers, meanwhile has gone about trying to develop the knockout punch he didn't have last summer. • He handed out quite a bit of punishment to Hurricane Hank that August night, but it was Armstrong who won the decision and title by a pretty good margin despite penalties for rules infractions. If the reports circulating these days can be believed, Armstrong's hands are in such bad shape now he's likely to have to put Lou away in a couple of rounds or else try to get along without being able to land any really harmful punches. Funkstown Takes West-End Tossers The Funkstown team of the Independent League defeated the West End All Stars last evening by the score of 6 to 5 in a well played game. Bob Hammaker with two triples led the Funkstown team in hitting while Joe Shrader collected two hits for the West, Enders. The West Enders will practice Friday evening on the Reservoir diamond for their game with the Masser Motor team on Sunday afternoon. Funkstown 201 201—6 S 1 West PJnd A. S. ... 301 010—5 7 4 Williams and Bowman, Dofflemyer, Schlotterbeck and Wilson. HEAVYWEIGHT H 0 P E F U L-Enthusiwtic support among the bricklayers bar hefty Arne Anderson, 21, a former bricklayer who aspires to fame in the fight ring. The Swede has won 10 of his 11 professional filthts by quick knockouts, and his first serious heavyweight test will be a 10-round match In St. Paul with Billy Miske, Jr., son of the late heavyweight contender. CARDS CLOUTER £W. FRED WRIGHT AFTER TITLE BROTHER VS. BROTHER. Local Tennis Star Enters Singles Finals In Park Tourney. The only Washington county player left in the Cumberland Valley tennis tournament, Fred Wright came through with a brilliant win yesterday over the sensational Joe Stevenson, of Waynesboro, who had been picked by several fans to win the singles event. 1 Wright played the best tennis of his tourney career and defeated ' Stevenson, 6-1, G-l to enter the finals playing either Rarasburg or Thomas for the championship here Sunday afternoon. Today at the C;C,y Park courts, the finals of the ladies' doubles will be played with Miss McKinely and j Mrs. Stephens, playing Miss Bowen and Mrs. Ingling. This match will get under way at 5 p. m. Richard Ramsburg, of Frederick, will pair ra.ckets with Frank Thomas, of Martinsburg, also in a singles match with the winner entering the finals on Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. Both matches will start at 5 p. m. The championship of 1h e moil's doubles will be played off on Saturday afternoon at 3 p. m. with Rowe and Stevenson of Waynes- bcro and McCardell and Radcli'e of Frederick, playing for the title. SEDALTA, Mo. (JP).— Fire Chief John Lueck. rushing to a grass fire in his official car, collided with a fire truck, driven by hig brother, Fireman Al Lueck, headed for the same blaze. Nobody was hurt. 1938 Collapse Haunts Pirates Pittsburgh Loses Nine Straight To Drop To Sixth Place. . PITTSBURGH, Aug. IS (#).—The ghost of their 1938 National League pennant loss is still haunting the skidding Pirates, Manager Pie Traynor sadly acknowledged today. Naturally Pie. felt badly.. His club, in second, place a.short time ago, is now anchored, in sixth and deep in the gloom of losing nine straight games. The league season's record is 11 straight losses by Philadelphia. The main trouble, he said, is that the Pirates are still suffering from the hangover of letting.the Chicago Cubs beat them out for first place last year. ."That was a tough blow," he reflected. "That meant so much for everyone—tlia pennant, the world series—it's a ball player's dream." "You -know," Traynor went on,, "we have- run into one of those years when nothing seems to work out right. I don't kpow of a fellow on the club who ib having a normal year, let alone a great year, except (third baseman) Lee Handley, and he has been putting out. so much that he's come down with something on his chest (bronchitis). "I. haven't one complaint about my club. If some of them.are not delivering, it is not because they don't want to—it's just because they can't." PLAY PRACTICE GAME The Maugansville Colts will play a practice game with the Harrys- town Hornets this evening on the City Park diamond and all members of both teams are urged to be on. hand for this contest. Manager Ebersole requests all members of the Colts to be on hand early. STATTON'S WIN GAME The Statton softball team defeated the Victor aggregation yesterday evening by a 7 to 1 score. Fast fielding on th e part of the winners was an outstanding feature. Shupp and Shaffer worked for the winners with Miller and Montgomery working for the losers. A machine with vocal cords speaks like a human — and MARVELS tell your taite the story of quality for less money. Ask for MARVELS XI!* 6 %f vas The CIGARETTE of Quality" The temperature of the earth increases oue degree for every 200 feet below the surface. HAPPY MOTORING TO YOU WE do more than express the wish—we ™ actually contribute ' to your ^ vacation happiness, with complete auto service. We're a service station for gas and oil— but our staff of expert salesmen is here to service your car in eveiy other way as well! BOYER'S ESSO STATIONS Potomac Ave. — Frederick and Baltimore St. Kay Jewelers In Winning Contest The Kay Jewelers kept pace in the Hagerstown Softball league pennant race yesterday evening by defeating -the Rogers Jewelry team by a 3 to 1 score. Barnhart on the hillock for the winners allowed but six hits and had a shutout until the final inning. Brandenburg and •Morris featured at bat for the winners while F. Miller stood out for the iosers. Kays 000 010 011—3 10 1 Rogers 000 000 001—1 62 Barnhart and Burger. Miller and Morgan. MEYERS-BERKSON LOSE The Four States team defeated the Meyers-Berkson team yesterday evening in a well played game by a 4 to 3 score. Loose fielding on the part of the Meyers-Berkson team cost them the contest. Boward and Robinson had two hits apiece to show the way for the leaders while Price led the losers with a triple. Four States .. 310 000 000—4 7 3 M. and B 000 000 102—3 7 5 Browning and Diehl. Burger and Dixon. DELMAR BEATS HALFWAY On Sunday morning the Delniar A. C. softball team defeated the Halfway Garage on the Reservoir field by a 5 to 1 count. Morn's, Popo and Kuhn led the batting attack with two hits each. For Halfway, Delliuger and Zimmerman played well. Halfway 000 010 000—1 4 3 Delmar 000 200 300—5 7 1 Bowman and Bellinger. Kuhn and DofElemyer, Pryor. U. S. TEAM ELIMINATED Brookline, Mass., Aug. 17 (IP). — Adrian Quist and Jack Bromwich, Australian stars, eliminated Aineri- a's most successful doubles -team. Gene Mako and Jack Tidball, of Los Angeles, from the Davis Cup picture today by crushing them for a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals of the national doubles tennis play at Longwood. BUSINESSMEN SET TO OPEN Bowling League Will Get Started At Coliseum Alleys September 13. At a committee meeting held recently, it was decided the Business Men's League- will start their bowling season on the Coliseum alleys, Wednesday, September 13. As in previous years the league is to be comprised of 16 teams. The captains or representatives of last year's teams, who are desirous of again placing a team in the league this year, are requested to be present at the meeting to be held at the Coliseum Bowling alleys on Wednesday, August 23 at S p. m., as there will be some very important business to be discussed. Inasmuch as there are eight new teams seeking a berth in the Business Men's League, all teams are again urged to have their representative present at the meeting next week to signify their intention of joining the league. Members of the committee are: E. L. Mobley, chairman, Angelo L. Palladino, vice chairman, Earl A. Ford, secretary, E. L. Lizer, treasurer, Austin E. Keen and Ray A. Ford, statistician. YOU'LL, be surprised at the values which are offered daily in the classified ads. 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 LAST CALL ON Summer Suits We Have a Nice Selection of Summer Suits—Including Some Whites VALUES to $17.75 Still a Large Selection of SHIRTS 8c * *1.19 ON THEIR RESPECTIVE TABLES Selected Values Up to $1.95 ALL $5.45 SUMMER SHOES $3.33 ALL 7.50 SUMMER SHOES 4.44 ALL .35 B. V. D. SHIRTS and SHORTS .27 ALL .35 SUMMER HOSE .22 ALL .50 SUMMER HOSE .33 ALL 50c BELTS and SUSPENDERS . .33 ALL 1.95 B. V. D. SWIM TRUNKS ... 1.29 ALL SUMMER MERCHANDISE IS* ON SALE HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street Phone 700 DICK TRACY —MENTAL VICTORY WESTERN MARYLAND WIN'S Yesterday evening on the Cify Park diamond the Western Maryland team defeated the Western Union team by a 6 to 5 score. The losers gathered but four hits and B. Martin, M. Stoner and M. Lapole for the winners. F, Barger and R. Staubs shared honors wifh home runs. &EUEVING THE LO<3 HE CAUGHT TESS SOJARELV ON THE HBAP, THE CRAZED EPVARD WAITS 1M COMTEMPL.ATION. MEANWHIUB, TESS TO WORK HER WAV DOWNSTREAM BEHIND THE SMALL BANK OF THE STREAM. HA? WHEN THEY DO FIND HER, YT WILL. LOOK LIKE A SUICIDC., OR AN ACCOEMT/ SHE.. ..FELL. INTO THE RAVNE THE STONES KNOCKED HER OUT— SHE PROWMEO. I'LL SMOOTH OVER MY FOOTPRINTS — X'M SAFE NOW__. SHE ALONE HAD EVIDENCE

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