The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 30, 1939 · Page 9
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 9

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, August 30, 1939
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1939. of Sorts NINE BLADES WONDERS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO CARDINALS The new gashouse gang of St. Louis makes no bones about the fact that they are out to win the National league pennant, the loop- leading Cincinnati Reds notwithstanding. As catcher Mickey Owen pointedly put it: "Why shouldn't we win? We're the only team in the league that can get 'out there and pin the Yankees' ears back." Manager Ray Blades is not quite so outspoken concerning-the chances of the Cards. For publication, he speaks cautiously. But you get the impression that he feels his team has an excellent chance of coining through in the torrid drive ahead. The late bid of the Cards has been for the most part a story of successful hurling although it must be admitted that Mize, Medwick, Slaughter have been doing some inighty important slugging. The Red Birds have had some Red-Hot Pennant Contenders Few Weeks Ago Look Terrible St. Louis Has Dropped Eight Out Of Last 10 Games With Boston Bees Handing Them Second Defeat Yesterday. By SID FEDER, A.P. Sports Writer By the way, does anyone remember the St. Louis Cardi nals ? Ray Blades, who still has a slight recollection of them as a large ball of fire a couple of weeks back, is all for a congressional investigation to find out who took the gas from the gas house gang. ,For the Redbirds, at this writing cess. With the sideline fine hurling from Bob Bowman, Mort Cooper and Tom Sunkel, a trio which did not promise too much help. The big winner has been Curt Davis. Blades has "been criticized for using Davis too much but the results seem to bear out good judgment. The Cardinals can thank old Pepper Martin for munch of their suc- thc peppery one on the Cards were going no place in particular but when Martin was available for duty they spruced up in a big hurry. Martin is still the hustler of old. He takes the same reckless chances but today Is more susceptible to injuries. In the old days he' laughed at bruises which today put him out of: service. It is not Pepper's fat batting average nor his fine fielding that make Mm invaluable to the Cards lor he boasts neither. It's his spirit. The entire team feels his lift when he is on the field even though he may be stopping line drives with his chest or chin. bear as much resemblance to the red-hot pennant contenders of mid August as a pail of. cement to a ham on rye. And, while the National league-leading Cincinnati Reds haven't been setting any houses afire with less than .500 ball on their current eastern swing, the second-place Cards have looked woefully pathetic. They were handed a 2-1 set-back Bees Sting by the Boston Bees yesterday, their second in three starts against Casey Stengel's stingers and their eighth in ten outing in the east. On Monday, it was Al Moran, making his debut in the big time, who pinned their ears back. Yesterday, Richard Merriwell Errickson knocked off the gas housers with eight hits in his first start since June 2S. This humiliating loss not only left the Cards 5 1-2 games back of the Reds, but pushed them to where they're only two games in front of the third-place Cubs. The Reds and v Cubs, and every other National league club, were given a day off by Old Man Weather. Over in the American league, the New York Yankees lost and the Boston Red Sox won, leaving the Yanks only 12 games-in'front. The outstanding feature of the day was the daffy ninth inning which saw the Detroit Tigers bl a five-run lead and come right back to take the game from the world champions, 7-6. The defeat, the Yanks' first in tlie west, ended theii ten-game winning streak. Going into the ninth, Buck New som and the Detroits were • riding along on a 6-1 edge. Then the roof fell in. Six hits, including Joe DiMaggio's game-tying three-run homer, wiped out the entire Tiger edge. But, with fireman Johnny Murphy doing the tossing the last of the ninth, Charley Gehringer and Pinky Higgins treated themselves to a double apiece to push the winner across. The Red Sox had to call on Ted Williams to turn the trick for them against • the Cleveland Indians, 74. .Wilfrid Lefavbre and Harry Eisenstat were all tied up like a Christmas package in. a scoreless flinging duel going into the fifth. Then Eisenstat loaded the bases. Ted promptly belted a homer with "standing room only" on the bags. There Avere no other games carded in the American league. ST. LOUIS Ab. R. H. 0. A. Gutteridge, 3b 2 0 0 2 2 Padgett, x 1 o 0 0 0 Myers, as 1 o 0 0 0 S. Martin, 2b 4 o 02 1 Slaughter, r£ 4 0 3 1 o Medwick, If 4 0 1 0 0 Mize, Ib 3 0 2 S 2 Moore, cf 4 0 0 5 0 Owen, c 4 0 0 3 2 Lary, 88 1 o 0 1 2 King, xx 1 o 0 0 0 .1. Martin, 3b 0 0 0 1 3 Weiland, p ....... 2 .1 1 1 3 Davis, xxx 1 o 1 0 0 Bowman, p 0 0 0 0 1 Brown, xxxx 1 o 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 S 24 16 x—Batted for Gutteridge in 7th. xx—Batted for Lary in 7th. xxx—Batted for Weiland in 7th. xxxx—Batted for Bowman in 9th. Football 'Dream 5 Teams Clash Tonight On Chicago Gridiron College All-Stars To Battle Pro Champs In Sixth Annual Charity Battle; Record Crowd Expected. BOSTON Cotney, cf .. Hasset, Ib ... Simmons, 1C . Cuccinello, 2b Ab. R. H. 0. A. ..40110 ,.-12272 ..-10110 ..3 0 1 5 -1 AVest, rf 2 0 0 2 0 Majeski, 3b 2 0 1 0 3 Warstler, 3b 1 0 0 0 0 Lopez, c 3 0 1 5 0 Sisti, ss 3 0 0 4 4 Errickson, p 4 0 0 2 3 Totals 30 2 7 27 16 St. Louis 001 000 000—1 Boston 100 010 OOx—2 Errors: Gutteridge, Lary, Majeski. Runs batted in: Slaughter, Cuccinello. Stolen bases: Slaughter. Sacrifices: Gutteridge. Dou- bl« plays: Sisti and CUccinello; Sisti, Cuccinello and Hassett. Left on bases: St. Louis S; Boston 10. Bases on balls: Off Weiland G; off Errickson 2. Struck out: By Weiland 2; by Errickson 4. Hits: Off Weiland 6 in • G innings; off Bowman 1 in 2. Losing pitcher: Weiland. "Umpires: Magerkurth, Stewart and Campbell. Time: 1.58. Attendance: 1,022 paid: 1,550 boys. Women have been barred for centuries from Mount Athos, a shrine on one of the Greek islands in the Aegean sea. GOLF FOR HEALTH Doctor* recommend It. Get your shnro of Sunshlno and Kxcrclne. Fee 35o nft«r 5 P. M. Clubs Rented. Pahllo cordially Invltod. Hagerstown Golf Club Big Yank Blue WORK SHIRTS 66c HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street WASH PANTS $1.00 — $1.49 — $1.98 «ummrr Suits $3.$S — $5.!).% to $12.J».% Swim Tmnkn or Suits »Sc to $1.98 Polo Shirts 4»c; Grinper .short* 25O Rift Tank Punt* $1.00; Shirts 4 Of Rudisill's Quality Shop CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (£>)—TWO football "dream" teams meet in Soldier Field, tonight before S2.000 spectators and the contest is likely to be a nightmare for one or the other. Th-e- lure for the sellout crowd in the massive lakefront stadium is the sixth annual charity battle between the college All-Stars and the New York Giants, professional champions. It will be broadcast by MBS and NBC. Both teams have everything any conch could desiro in the way of talent, reserves, color and spirit. Each has a bevy of powerful runners, accurate passers and dependable kickers ready to operate behind sturdy forward walls. The 70 college stars, selected by popudar vote from the ranks of last year's seniors from all parts of the country, possibly make up the greatest group in the history of tho series.. It seems likely the setting will favor the All-Stars, based on the showing of the Collegians a yeai ago, when they ran off with a 2S to 16 victory in a spectacular con test with the Washington Red Skins, then champions of profes sional football. As the series now stands, the All-Stars have won two and the Pro fessionals one, with two of the contests resulting in ties. Davey O'Brien of T.C.U., Marshall Goldberg of Pitt, Bob Mac Leocl of Dartmouth, and Howard Weiss of Wisconsin are among the collegian players. O'Brien, elected as quarterback, in reality is a left halfback and has been shifted there by Coach Lay den. Goldberg probably will see little action because he reported for practice with a broken bone in his left foot and was able to participate in only the All-Stars' final scrimmage. They're Aiming at National League Flag Don Padgett, Joe Medwick, Enos Slaughter, Johnny Mize and Pepper Martin Using bats, thest St. Louis Cardinals are aiming | sluggers are Don Padgett, Joe Medwick, Enos at the National league pennant. Left to right, the | Slaughter, Johnny Mize and Pepper Martin. Baby Davis Cuppers—Will They See Action? Telby Van' Horn> Bruce Barnes and Jack Kramer .\.s.snrl:iioil I're*** AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York, .408; Foxx, Boston, .362. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 121; Rolfe, New York, 115. Runs batted in—Williams. Boston, 114; DiMaggio. New York, 104. Hits — Rolfe, New York, 170; McQuinn, St. Louis, and Foxx, Boston, 155. Doubles—Rolfe, New York, SS; Grecnbcrg, Detroit, 35. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 12; McCosky. Detroit, 11. Home runs—Foxx, Boston, 34; DiMaggio and Gordon, New York. 23. Stolen bases—Cose, Washington, 45; Chapman, Cleveland, and Kree- vicb, Chicago. 1G. Pitching—Donald, New York, and Grove, Boston, 33-2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Mize, St. Louis, .360; Arnovich, Philadelphia, .340. Runs—Hack, Chicago, 87; Werber, Cincinnati, S6. Runs batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati, 102; Carailli Brooklyn, S6. Hits — McCormick, Cincinnati, 162; Mize-, St. Louis, 157. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 37; Mize, St. Louis 35. Triples — Horman, Chicago, 14; Vaughan, Pittsburgh. 12. Home runs—Ot.t, New York, 27; Mize, St. Louis, and Camilli, Brooklyn, 22. Stolen bases — Hadlcy, Pittsburgh, IS; Hassett. Boston, 13. Pitching—AYyatt. Brooklyn, S-3; Bowman. St. Louis, 10-4. A controversy was started in Ireland recently over the "evils of dancing." Baseball's Big Six (Hy The A.isoclnted Pre?<») Batting (first three in each league): Damaggio, T Foxx. R. S. . Mize. C 118 43ti Keller, Y S2 203 G. Ab. R. H. Pet. 00 T.IS S5 142 .-108 11?, 42S 121 155 .3fi2 T!> 157 .3fiO 6S 103 .352 Arnovich, P. . 115 427 5S 145 .340 McCor'k. R. . 110 -1S5 SI 1B2 .334 Seiberling Tires •!3<& Off AH SKAT COVKM DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. Tire$ton Guaranteed Used and Factory Rebuilt Tires WATER POLO TEAMS VISIT WAYNESBORO Two teams made up of guards and extra guards at the municipal swimming pool here put on an exhibition of water polo at the Waynesboro Country Club pool last night. The local trams have been practicing for several weeks. Presenting two of the most promising tennis players in the United States today, Welby Van Horn, left, and Jack Kramer, right, California schoolboys, shown at Haverford, Pa., with Bruce Barnes, coach of the Davis Cup team. The two youths have been selected among others for the squad. SPORTS ROUND-UP By BRIETZ NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (/p)—Gus Hoffman, owner of the Mount Pleasant (Tex.) semi-pro club, was pretty sore when the town wouldn't support his team . . . He brought in the crack Haliburton Cementers from Duncan, Okla., locked the park and hung out this sign: "You wouldn't support this team; now stay out" . . . Gus. the story goes, enjoyed the game all by his lonesome. The Southern Association is leading the country in the sale of ivory on the hoof with 16 guys already peddled to the majors . .. Shirley Temple has d-ecided she will be a U. C. L. A. football rooter this year since her 200-lb. brother is out for the Freshman team . The Yanks are doing some tall flirting with Ray Merritt, a Pelham, N. Y., right-hander who will heave for William and Mary next spring—mebbe . . . Tris Speaker is due today to negotiate for the presidency of the National Pro Indoor Baseball League. It pays to read the papers . . . When Bob Martin, an Eri-e (Pa.) sports writer, complained that major league scouts were neglecting the Erie sandlots. Frank C. Laneu, head of the Reds' farm system. DASH OF PEPPER -By Pap' TAfC/A/G S OMLV GE. IS T>-lA~ CAWT TAKE, -W E WAY ME DSHD TO buzzed into town and signed up four youngsters . . . John Henry Lewis has followed the example of the Messrs.. Dempsey, Tunney and other ex-champs and gone into the liquor business. In the recent American Legion baseball tourney at Belmont, N. C., Bill Starnes, of Charlotte, was walked six consecutive times in a game without once taking his bat off his shoulder ... he scored four runs. NATIONAL LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Boston 2: St. Louis 1. Other Games Postponed. Cincinnati 73 St. Louis 68 Chicago 68 STAND i.\r: AVon l,o.«i< Prt. 45 .619 51 .571 55 .553 Brooklyn . New York . Pittsburgh . Boston . Philadelphia 60 59 53 52 38 56 58 63 66 77 .517 .504 .457 .441 .330 G A JIBS TODAY Chicapro at Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Boston. St. Louis at Xew York. GAMES TOMORROW Chlcag-o at Brooklyn. Pittshurprh at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Ro-ston. St. Louis at New York. AMERICAN LEAGUE YRSTKRDAY'S RKSl'LTS Bo.cton ": Olfjvelaiul 4. Detroit 7; Xo\v York s. Only Games Scheduled. New York 87 Boston 74 Chicago . . - 67 \Von I.^.it P«'t. 35 .713 46 .617 54 .554 Cleveland 65 Detroit 63 Washington 52 Philadelphia 41 St. Louis ......... 34 56 58 71 79 84 .537 .521 .423 .342 .288 GAMKS TODAY Now York at Clcvfrlarsrl. \Vashinc:t^n at Chic.'*!?' 1 . Philadelphia at, St. I.OIM Roston at Detroit. KN TOMORROW a; < ';.-• v.-!;i t'.d. n at < 'hir;i i?". NOVA HAS COLD; BOUT POSTPONED PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 (£>;— The Tony Galento-Lou Xova 15- round heavyweight battle, scheduled for September 7, has beon postponed eight days to give Lou more tirrr: to ror-ovr-r from a slight cold. Herman Taylor, promoter of the fight, announced that Dr. W. G. B. Terry, Pennsylvania Athletic Commission physician, had examined Xova at his Atlantic: City training camp and recommended the delay. The California fighter will move here tomorrow for training. Taylor said. LOCALS MEET WINCHESTER Four States Livestock Team Playing- Soft Ball Championship Game OLD LINERS GRID University of Maryland's grid squad which will gather at College Park September 5, has dwindled from 50 to 4L before a football has been kicked. Some of the gridders. as usual, were hit by scholastic difficulties and others were "blue-penciled" off the list by Head Co,ach Frank Dobson as not having the urge to play the game. Now chances are that eventually the Terp forces will not number over 35, as there ar^ sure to be some unexpected losses. As the roster shapes up at present, ther are 20 from last year's squad, seven from the Jayvees and 14 from the 193S frosh. A real thriller is on tap tonighc ' at, the Stadium in the Eastern States Softball Championships, with the local Four States Livestock team taking on the Junior Board of Trade aggregation from • Winchester. Both teams have real squads, and' each has won many games this, season. The Virginia team has- just recently won a softball tour-'-' ney and are considered by many as one of the dark horses of the title meet here. With each team boasting real pitchers, th& game will in all prob- ability result in a pitching duel, with the breaks deciding the con- test. The game is scheduled for 6 P. M. with Umpire Brashears at home plate, Hoover on second and Brewbaker on third. HighC andidates Given Once Over Candidates for the Hagersiown High School football team reported yesterday afternoon and were taken outside for the first time. Coach Semler, assisted by Earl Widmyer and Paul Barnhart, worked the squad of 38 that reported until dusk. No hard work was attempted, the boys being drilled in getting the feel of the ball, catching, kicking and passing the leather, but all were on the move. The squad will not be given a physical examination until Thursday morning starting at 10 o'clock when Dr. Cameron will be on hand to put the lads through their tests. It was expected that the boys would get their tests today but due to Dr. Cameron being out of town the exams were postponed until Thursday morning. Louis XIV spent more than $40,000,000 on the royal gardens of Versailles. ; BALLROOM • FRIDAY, SEPT. 1st | '5 8::0 P.M., D.S.T. • • ARTIE SHAW i • Adm. Jl.OO <jj//ery 50/ Plus 7*x • •PRO FOOTBALL: : STADIUM : • NIGiiT GAME • S SAT., SEPT. 2nd S D?S P T*" j •PHIIifl. EHGbESs TAILORS WIN FROM VICTORS The Frederick Tailors cam© through with a 5 to 2 victory over the Victors yesterday evening in' an Eastern States softball tourney,, game played at the Stadium be- . fore a fair sized gathering of fans. Bunched hits coupled with costly- errors in the sixth inning account-,, ed for the tallies which made possible the victory. Fox, catcher for the visitors, fea?- tured at bat with three hits "while,, Loy and Esterly each had a pair of safe belts to their credit. Esterly let the home forces down with six- well scattered hits. This evening starting at 6 o'clock the strong Four States team will" oppose the Winchester, Va., Board', of Trade aggregation in a tourney, contest and fans should witness a well played and hard fought contest. Score: Fred. Tailors Ab. R Fox, c 4 2 J. James, ss 3 Moss, 2b, 3b ... 3 3 - r F. James, cf . Loy, Ib 3 Swomley, sf .... 3 Esterly, p 3 T. James, 2b, rf 3 Miller, If 3 Shankle. rf 1 Wagner. 3b .... 2 A. E. 0 1 2 0' 6 0 0., 0 r"- 0 1; , o' 0 " o- Totals 31 5 Victors Ab. R, W. Hays, ss ... 3 0 B. Barker, 3b ... 2 Barr, Ib 3 Hartle, rf 3 Resh, 2b 3 Montgomery, rf 3 Delosier, cf .... 3 8 21 10 3 Penn, If 3 Ragland, 2b .., Harbaugh, p .., 3 A. E. 4 1 1 . 1 0 2 0 . 0 0 ' 0' 0 . Totals .28 2 Score by innings: 6 21 !TH DAVEV VERSUS Tailors I Victors Three base hit: on bases: Tailors .. 100 013 0—5 . 001 100 0—2 Esterly. Left 7; Victors 6. • FRANKFORD • \ Reserved Seats $1.65 TJX incl. J • Gen.Adm.Sl.lOTax incl. Children • " S Bases on halls: Off Esterly 0; off, 'Harbaugh 1. Struck out: By Es| terly 1; by Harbaugh 1. Earned'" 1 ' runs: Victors 1: Tailors 3. Double play: Hays to Barr, Umpires: Brewbaker. Brashear- and Hoover.. Time of game: 50 minutes. ! K'ist'--n nt Sold Only Night of Game FREE CONCERTS SUN., SEPT. 3rd J 2 to 4-7 to 9 P.M., D.S.T, • RINGGOLD BAND S of Reading • LABOR" DAY • FIREWORKS: MEW & DIFFERENT" SURPASSING JULY " AL ' * T9N OF EXPL55SVE I GRANDEUR £ AI.SiD CONCERT In STADSUM S 7:00 P.M., D.S.T. COME EARLY! * 15,660 Seats ALL 10f H FREE AFTERNOON CONCERTS FROM THEJ3ANDSHELC BALLROOM RETURN ENGAGEMENT AND HIS ORCHISTRA 8:3O P.M., D.S.T. Adm, 50f Plus tax Gallery 25' Williamsport In I Lead For Pennant Williamsport Firemen are 'out-' front in the Firemen's Softball • <. League race by a two game margin and from all indications bid fair ' to land the second half title. A '• double win over the 7 Maugansville. , team this past Wednesday enabled them to take such a commanding lead. -The schedule for this evening finds Maugansville at Enterprise, Williamsport at First Hose. Hooks * at Funkstown and Boonsboro at"- Antietams. The Standing Won Lost '"' U'iHiamsport .'7 0 -, Enterprise 5 2 Boonsboro 4 3 AiUietams 4 3 ' : Hooks 3 4 ,_. Maugansville 2 5 First Hose 1 5 Funkstown 1 6 % LOOKl.Nii for a room or apartment'.' its ciisv u> rtml Hist what , . vms want if vm: look m the Classified Pert'on first- _. . OH, DIANA! Slips Don't Count 5.50x16 6.00x16 6.25x16 6.50x16 7.00x16 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. 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