The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on September 13, 1939 · Page 9
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 9

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, September 13, 1939
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1939. NINE of Sorts Crafty old Bill McKechnie has been quietly adding veteran reserves for the torrid drive down the homestretch. The Cincinnati manager was forced to seek replacements when injuries hit the Reds. In each HOMERS PLAY LEADING ROLES IN YESTERDAY'S GAMES he came up with a seasoned player likely to keep both feet on the ground when the going gets really hot, as it is likely to in the final stages of the race. McKechnie believes in developing young baseball players but right now, with the pennant within his grasp, he hardly thinks it's wise to experiment with untried youngsters. TIMELY CIRCUIT CLOUT GAVE REDS CHANCE TO WIN LATER At Least Five Games Yesterday Were Won With Home Runs; Myers' Homer With Two Out In Ninth Saved Lead Of Reds. t)ne of his first moves was to bring up Pitcher John Niggeling from Indianapolis. Niggeling is a smart, steady veteran who proved his worth in a hurry by shutting out the Phillies in an important contest. Milburn Shoffner, a veteran left hander, was purchased from the Boston Bees. He, too, is likely to prove a big help. The move that brought Al Simmons to the Reds from Boston was another smart gesture. Simmons is 06 and has been around a long, long time and the one-time slugging terror of the American League is exactly the sort of gent who might come through with the vital blow needed to clinch the pennant. Al is no antelope when it comes to shagging flies in the outfield but he knows his baseball and there is lit-^ tie chance that he will make any mistakes in the clutch. McKechnie had the veteran slugger, Wally Berger, in left field until he wrenched his back. The Reds were moving along in high gear until Wally was forced out of the line-up. Then the Cincinnati machine began to splutter. Simmons is a long-distance slugger of Berger's stamp and should prove an able substitute. Almost anything can happen In the late stages of the race as past seasons have proved. The collapse of the Pirates in the final days last year, for example. The veteran reserves McKechnie has lined up will forestall any such disaster—he hopes. By SID FEDER, A.P. Sports Writer 'Way back in the gool old days, the old professor once said pitching is 80 per cent of baseball, but the big league managers will tell you today there's nothing so handy as the home run to -prove it. Fellows like McKechnie, Ossie Vitt, Joe McCarthy, Gabby Hartnett and Ray Blades will take you no farther than yesterday to paint a picture about what they mean. For it was a set of four-base bloAvs which cashed in on elegant hurl ing all around the tilts involving the leaders in the majors, breaking tfESTERDflY'S^STflRS (By The Aftiiouliilcil I' Oscar Grimes, Indians—His tenth- inning homer beat Yankees, 4-3. Billy Myers and Buck McCormick, Reds—Myers' ninth-inning homer tied score, and McCormick's tenth-inning single sent winning run across to down Dodgers, 3-2. Buster McCrabb, Athletics— Handcuffed Browns with seven hits for 9-1 victory. Hank Leiber, Cubs—Hit homer with bases loaded in S-3 win over Bees. Bobby Roerr and Denny Galehouse, Red Sox—Former drove- in both runs, and Galehouse pitched five-hitter to trounce Tigers, 2-1. Terry Moore, Cardinals—His two- run homer in seventh defeated Phillies, 4-3. Thornton Lee, White Sox—Held Senators to four hits for 3-2 win. GOLF FOR HEALTH Doctors recommend It. Got your •hare of Sunshine and Exercise. Fe* 3.1o lifter 5 P. M. Club* Rented. Pnhllo cordlnllr Invited. Hagerstown Golf Club SPECIAL PRICES! Shlrtcraft Shlrt« or rnjnmn* .. $ .»« Sport. Coat* $7.118 — Boy*' Suit* 7.98 Sox or Anklets 2 prs. for .2. r » Work Pnnt* $1 — Shlrtu -JO - .«» Boys' Punt* or Knickers ?1 to 1.98 Rudisill's Quality Shop 1940 House Radios $1.00 per week Goodrich Silvertown Stores 1« K. Franklin St. Phono 2066 Seiberling Tires t5% Off AU SEAT COVEBA DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. Big Yank Blue WORK SHIRTS 66c HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street 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 CR.POFFENBERGER WHOLESALE — RETAIL 33 E, Washington St. Phone 75 up every game and leaving this situation: (1) Cincinnati's Reds still Zy 2 games in front of the National league; (2) the Yankees' American league edge trimmed to 16 games; (3) the St. Louis Cardinals still in the thick of the senior circuit fight, and (4) the Cubs with a slightly tighter grip on third position. Out in Cincinnati, the Reds, opening a home stand, were collecting a basketful of goose eggs from "hot potato" Luke Hamlin and the blazing Brooklyn Dodgers. Then, with two out in the ninth and a man on base, Billy Myers parked his eighth to tie the score. After that, Buck McCormick's single in the tentE, sending the winning run across for a 3-2 decision and Bucky Walters' 24th pitching victory, was an anticlimax. The Cards, in St. Louis, were having a tough time with the- Phillies. Johnny Mize and Ducky Medwick hit homers in the early innings, but Joe Marty came back with a two-run round-tripper in the seventh to put the Phils in front so Terry Moore .whacked one among the paying customers with a man on base in the last of the seventh to give the gas house gang a 4-3 decision. The Cubs used the most out-spok- en-king-of homer—one with the bags loaded—and they did it early. Hank Leiber came up in the first inning and belted it. From there it was no trick at all for the Cubs to coast in with an S-3 "Win over the Bees. The American league's top tus sle also followed the senior chant's home-run suit. The Yan kees had a tough uphill fight to deadlock the Cleveland Indians in the regulation nine innings. But Ossie Grimes settled the thing by leading off the tenth with his third homer of the year, and the Indians clicked, 4-3, «.nding the Yanks' 8- game winning streak. Since the second-place Boston Red Sox, behind Denny Galehouse's five-hit pitching, nipped the Detroit Tigers, 2-1, the Yanks' American league lad was trimmed one game. They still need four wins to clinch the flag. The Athletics didn't hit a homer, but they collected 19 other assorted base knocks to wallop the St. Louis Browns, 9-1, behind steady seven-hit pitching of Buster McCrabb, making his first start in the big time. The Chicago White Sox's Lefty Lee downed the Washington Senators, with a four-hit elbowing job, but the Senators made a successful protest as the result of a six-inning play, and the game was ordered replayed today. The Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates were rained out. POLIES-NEWSIES GAME THURSDAY Rain and cold weather forced the Police-Newsies game to be postponed until Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock after the Police had piled up a 14 to 3 lead in four innings yesterday afternoon at the Stadium. In view of the fact that tickets had been sold in such large numbers and many of the fans were forced to stay away from the game on account of the weather, the management of the Police team announced that the game would be played over and gave out the date as September 14th. Pax's Sportorials On Softballers "Weather conditions permitting, tonight's game at the Stadium should be a corker as Kays the defending champions are up against the strong Tailors of Frederick and one team must be eliminated from the tourney with the winner earning the right to the finals and play the Meyers and Berkson team on Friday evening at the Stadium. Gabby Spigler a product of the former junior league has proven himself as a manager and just what new strategy he may have up his sleeve is not known, but Gabby generally comes up with the right play at the right time and is recognized as a good field general. In reviewing the two teams, Kays and Frederick, you find that each have powerful hitters, good infleld- ers and a fast outfield, and most important, pitchers who know how to change their pace now and then. But to our mind, the Kay team plays together more as a unit, and teamwork always spells success and this may prove to be the deciding factor of play. Regardless of what team you are following, tonight's game will be one of the best of the tourney, and probably one of the high lights of the tourney, as both teams realize the importance of winning this game, and staying in the tournament. Good sportsmanship has been shown by the local teams who have lost in the tourney in that they are back rooting for some local outfit still in lay and pulling for 'them to come through with a victory. Meyers and Berkson making their first serious drive for the Eastern States title have reached the finals after a hard schedule and even now some of the fans arc calling them the next champions. Regardless of further tourney play, the M-B team have played real ball and Managers Smith and Lapole have gotten a real aggregation together. Delmar Inns In Softball Victory Sunday morning on the Pangborn Park field the Delmar Inns handed th© Pangborn softball team their first defeat of the year. The Delmar boys came out on the long end of a 10 to 2 score. Dclosicr loci the batting attack with '2 doubles and a triple, while Harry Doub also played a line game for the team he sponsors. For the Panghorn ten, Limberg and Gossard played well. Delmar 230 120 002—10 n 1 Pangborn ... 110 000 000— 252 Kuhn and Shuff. Wetzel and Dehart. ANTS TO PRACTICE j Manager Max Schindler an- j nwmced that the Antietams would stage a practice session at the City Park on Thursday evening at ! 5:15 o'clock. All players are asked } to report. AMERICAN LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Boston 2; Detroit 1. Philadelphia :t: St. Louis 1 Cleveland -1: Xew York 3 Chicng-o 3; W:i.shin.cton 2 New York 96 Boston . SO Chicago 77 Cleveland Detroit 70 Washington • 59 Philadelphia 48 St. Louis 36 STAXDI.XG Won Lost Pet. 39 55 58 61 64 78 87 97 73 .711 .593 .570 .545 .522 .431 .356 .271 <V£..MES TODAY Cleveland at Xeiv York. Chicago at Washington. St. .Louis at Philadelphia. Detroit .it Boston. GAMES* TOMORROW Detroit at New York. Cleveland at; Boston. St. Louis at Washington. Chicago at Philadelphia. GAME ON FRIDAY The softball tournament game between Frederick and the Kay Jewelers, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed un^il Friday due to the inclement weather. Play will get under way at 5:30 p. m. PLAY-OFFS TO STARTSUNDAY County Loop Leaders To Clash Here And In Sharpsburg. Elimination games in the Wash ington County League to decide the championship of the county and the possessor of the Jamison championship trophy, will begin here this Sunday, with a game scheduled for the local stadium and one at Sharpsburg. Team and league officials met last evening. The tie between Han cock and the Victor Blue Sox for second place in the league was decided last evening by a toss up, which was won by Hancock. As they now line up, the teams are as follows: Antietams, Hancock, Vic tor Blue Sox and Sharpsburg. The Antietams will meet the Blue Sox in a game at the stadium this Sunday afternoon while Hancock will meet Sharpsburg at Sharpsburg. Both games begin at 2:30. There will be a general admission of 25 cents. The elimination will be decided by the best two out of three games and the teams will also be playing in the elimination on Sunday,. Sept. 24. The finals will begin on October 1, to be concluded October 8. The officials announced that the double headers would be played on September 24 and on October S. Play in the league has been close and a large turnout of fans is evxpected for both the preliminaries and the finals. The Antietams have won the championship trophy twice and it will be necessary for them to win it once more in order to gain permanent possession. LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Chicago ?: Boston .". I'incinnati 3: Brooklyn 2. St. Jjouis 4: Philadelphia 3. York-Pittsburph rain. Cincinnati 79 St. Louis 77 hicago . 73 rooklyn 69 New York 65 ittsburgh 67 Boston 57 hiladelphia 41 Won Loxt Pet. 50 55 62 61 62 .612 .583 .541 .531 .512 71 72 88 .458 .442 .318 GAMES TODAY Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia, at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. New York at Pittsburgh. GAMES TOMORROW Philadelphia at Chicago. New York at Cincinnati. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. Boston at St. Louis. "Biggie" Goldberg And Friend Marshall (Biggie) Goldberg, star University of Pittsburgh back who professional football this fall, will wed Florence Deutelbaum, 19-year-old Pitt sophomore, with whom he is shown, telbaum did not announce the date of the wedding. Miss Deu- SPORTS ROUND-UP By 1RIETZ NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (£>).—Our ;uess is Nova will cut up Galento so badly they'll stop it....As for hose wild yarns that the fight will Iraw 30,000 customers and a $175,)00 gate—divide those figures by wo, boys Heart breaker: Min- leapolis won 99 games in the Amer- can Association v race, but lost the pennant. Mel Ott can swat a baseball fur- her from the right side, but his eft-handed hitting is more accurate. .. .The auto left in this country jy Hans Vopel and Gustav Kilian, he German bike riders, was confiscated promptly by ths- Messrs. Harry Mendel and Joe Jacobs, two veil-known non-Aryans. Things began to happen when the apers printed stories that Zeke Bonura was too slow to first base or the Giants next year... .We see vhere he won all three heats in he 2:2S trot at the South Dakota State Fair the other tlav. Rally Does It RAMPANT RED -By Pap' LEVELAND 3oudreau, ss Veathcrly. If Chapman. c£ rosky. lb .. rimes. 2b .. veltner. 3b . Campbell, rf Hemsley. c . Harder, p .. Ab. R. H O.A. 144 320 010 0 17 2 2 3 2 1 3 0 1 9. 1 0 Totals 41 NEW YORK Ab. Crosetti, ss 5 RolCe, 3b 4 Keller, rf 3 DiMaggio, cf 5 Dickey, c 3 Selkirk, If 4 Gordon, 2b 4 Dahlgren. lb 3 Gomez, p 3 ,4 4 13 30 IS INJURY JINX BACK AGAIN COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 13 (JP). —The injury jinx which all but wrecked the 1938 football season for the University of Maryland is still doing business at the same old stand. Bob Brand, senior back counted on for heavy duty this fall, went out for the season when x-rays showed his "stiff neck" was a fractured vertebra. Hard on the heels of this blow to Terrapin hopes was the knee injury to Bob Srnth, regular center. Smith's trick hinge went out again, and he'll be out at least two Weeks, possibly lost for the opening game. Elmer Rigby, sprinter candidate for the backfield, heads the list of minor casualties with two broken bones in one hand. Mearle Duvall. Sophomore ace ticketed for regular backfield duty, has a ' sprained ankle. Joe Murphy, ha' pint back, and George Giencic, guard, are hobbling with leg injuries. These injuries, plus Hie withdrawal of Fred Widener, blocking back, had Coach Frank Dobson reassembling the still-hsalthy members of his squad into a patchwork varsity. Bernie Ulman, Sophomore, took over Brand's post, while Max Hunt, a rookie guard, was tried out as a blocking back. O.A. 0 3 1 2 0 5 6 6 2 10 0 9 30 S Totals Cleveland 010 000 110 1—4 New York 000 001 020 0—3 Error: DiMaggio. Runs batted in: Hemsley, Dickey 2, Chapman, Campbell, Selkirk. Grimes. Two base hits: Campbell, Weathcrly. Home run: Grimes. Sacrifices: Gomez, Campbell, Hemsley. Double plays: Trosky and Boudreau; Grimes and Trosky 2. Left on bases: New York 7; Cleveland 13. Bases on balls: Off Gomez 4; off Harder 5. Struck out: By Gomez 5; by Ha/der 2. Umpires: Pipgras, Ormsby and Geisel. Time: 2.05. Attendance: 4,63$. Major League Leaders (n?- The AftMOcIntcil Prcsx) NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Mize. St. Louis. .356; Medwick. St. Louis, .334. Runs—Hack, Chicago, 96; Herman. Chicago, 94. Runs batted in—McCormlck, Cincinnati, 105; Medwick, St. Louis, 100. Hits — McCormick, Cincinnati, 174; Mize, St. Louis, 173. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, 44; Mize, St. Louis, 37. Triples — Herman, Chicago, 14; Goodman, Cincinnati, 13. Home runs—Ott, Xew York, 27; Mize, St. Louis, and Camilli, Brooklyn, 25. Stolen bases — Handler, Pittsburgh. IS; Hack, Chicago, 14. Pitching—Derringer, Cincinnati, 20-7; Wyatt, Brooklyn, S-3. Xew York's estate tax collections of $33,650,000 in 1937 were the largest collections in that classification of any state. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, Xew York, .396; Foxx, Boston, .355. Runs—Foxx, Boston, 131; Rolfe. Xew York, 130. Runs batted in—Williams, Boston, 129; DiMaggio New York, 120. Hits — Rolfe, Xew York, 195; McCosky, Detroit, 174. Doubles—Rolfe, Xew York, 42; Williams, Boston, 39. Triples—Lewis, Washington, 16; McCosky, Detroit, 14. Home runs—Foxx, Boston, 35; DiMaggio, Xew York, and Greenberg, Detroit, 27. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 50; Fox, Detroit, 19. Pitching—Donald, Xew York, 132; Ruffing Xew York, 21-5. SHEEHAN WINS MEDALHONORS Cards A 36 Hole Total Of 139 Strokes To Set Record. CHICAGO, Sept. 13.—Faith ana begorra, 'twas a great df»y for the Irish! Three sons of old Erin—Tom Sheehan, Maurice McCarthy and B. Patrick Abbott—made the National Amateur Golf championship's windup qualifying program their own farty Tuesday. Sheehan, a husky 22-year-old youth who is learning the gear mechanics business in Detroit, came out of the scrap on top with a great 36-hole total of 139 for medalist honors. His aggregate clipped two shots off the all-time 36 hole quail-;-" fying record for the 43-year-old"" championship, which tomorrow will send 64 players into match play. McCarthy, a copper pipe salesman from Cincinnati and long-time- amateur star, was the kingpin most- rjt the day with a 142 total before-* Sheehan took command. Shortly -' {after Sheehan had come grinning J off North Shore's 18th green, Ab-^ { bott posted his 143 total, which gave I hi mthird place in the qualifying* j duel. | Sheehan, a blond husky who cap- j tained Notre Dame's golf teams- -. I two straight seasons before., graduating last June, went out in , 34, two under par and came back in 35, one under par. His three under par 69, added .to . a first round 70, lowered by two ; , strokes the old qualifying mark",, made fay Johnny Fischer of Gin.-..;' cinnati in the 1933 championship. "31nvfve never seen you look so smart. What did you -do to yourself?" ."Wsll, Mabel, I'm wearing my first British Lounge* Model." "J?m, what are those extra folds* of fabric at the "They belong there, they give me more fullness ccross the chest." " Your shoulders look wider and your hips sm'aller like those pictures of athletes." "My hips are no smaller, they only look that way, it's the cut of the coat." "And you look taller, have you grown since yesterday?" "That's also the way the suit is cut— lower coat collar, lower waistline, longer coat, tapered sleeves and trousers." "Well Jim, I'll have to dress my prettiest because you'll certainly be the best-dressed man in the crowd we go with." AVAILABLE IN Worsted tex Suits MO Saxon-weave Suits $35 Brashy** Tweed Suits $30 All trousers made with Kover-Zip, the invisible fastener Hotel Alexander Building •R'K. U. S. P»t. Off. **R'«. App. For OH, DIANA! Elementary, My Dear Pops WHAT /6//VD Of= WO1ZI6 DO Y/t PLAN TO LOO/C DAD-- A JO&'S4 JO&, Y<. n/ ---- SO LOM6 AS TOO MA1ZD AND BOSS /SNT TOO OJZ DEMAtfD/MG. S/MPLY u/owr LO/VG */ — VI ( SALARY SMALL *4V '^M

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