The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on September 30, 1939 · Page 8
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Saturday, September 30, 1939
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EIGHT THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1939. Don't be at all 'surprised to see 'ordham's gridders out there toss- ng the football around with, com- ilete abandon this fall. Coach Jim 3rowley hasn't had a really capable lasser on his Ram. squad since Big 2d Danowski wound up his career t Rose Hill half a dozen seasons •SO. But this season things are differ- snt. First of all, Crowley has a eal forward passer in Jimmy Jlunienstock ,a sturdy youngster vho was the spark-plug of Ford- tarn's freshman eleven last year. Slum-e-nstock is destined to take us place along side of the great >assers of the game before he com- jletes his varsity career at Rose Jill. Crowley isn't placing all his eggs .n one bascket insofar as his passing game is concerned. He has jome up with a neat surprise in .hat department in Len Eshmont. Sshmont last season, as a sopho- nore, showed himself to be a great •unning back but, except for two >ccasions when he tossed touch- lown passes to Butch Furttmato ind Harry Jacunski in the- Pitts- Durgh and New York University Barnes, he was generally considered an erratic passer just as liable :o throw the ball into the hands of in opponent as to one of his own receivers. This fall Eshmont has amazed tLis coach with his passing skill Eshmont took a football along when he headed for home last June and practiced tossing forwards ever> day of his vacation. YANKEES WILL FIND REDS ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY Talbot Believes Team Spirit Will Carry Them Long Ways Team Members Very Fond Of Each Other And Strict Manager; No Jealousies Or Animosities Exist. Derringer Is All Set For Chance To Redeem His 1931 Series Failure By GAYLE TALBOT PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 (/P).—Perhaps the most important weapon the Cincinnati Reds will carry into the world series against the powerful Yankees next week is an excep- :ionally strong team spirit. This isn't the old salad dressing. This club really is a. harmonious unit. The players are fond of each other and of their quiet, strict manager, Bill McKechnie. I don't recall having seen a ball team that appeared to be so totally devoid of personal animosities and jealousies. The other night, after a?aul Der- — ringer had pitched the clinching victory over St. Louis. Buck Walters grabbed him around the neck and said, sincerely: "Boy, all I hope is that I'm as rood a pitcher as you are some daf." ''Nuts," Derringer replied. "Stop that stuff. You're a greater pitcher right now than I ever was." So help me, they argued about it for ten minutes—Walters, who had pitched 27 victories, and Derringer, who had just notched his 25th. They didn't reach a decision, except to agree that Junior Thompson was going to be a better pitcher than either of them. It's this team spirit and feeling of personal loyalty that is likely to make the Reds a tougher outfit to beat than the odds of 3 to 1 against them would indicate. It doesn't show in the records, but it's there. In a fairly close acquaintance with the National league champs, I've never heard one of them say anything really detrimental of another. They get along, and that's more unusual than the 1 average student of baseball might think. Though this also is not on the records, McKechnie traded away one player because the fellow had a sour disposition. Ival Goodmau, the club's crack right-fielder, who blasted 30 home- runs last year and who led the National league in triples both in 1935 and '36, confesses that he quit trying to hit for distance this season because he thought he could help the club more by punching the ball straight-away. "I had a nice homevun recorcl last year," he explains, "but we finished fourth. All right, we won the pennant this time, and maybe I helped a little in spots." ROOKIE RAM -By Pap' Eshmont was a better than fail passer in high school but an elbow injury In spring practice at the end of his freshman year prevent ed him from snapping his tosse as he did at Mount Carmel Town ship High School The daily work outs last summer restored his pitching arm to its former useful ness. Earl Walsh, one of Crowley's as sistant coaches, isn't gfiven to op timism but Eshmonfs improvement has him considerably excited He points out that this improve ment in passing is certain to hance Eshmont's stature as a run ning back for the defense can no longer take lightly the possibilitj of a pass. St. James Starts Scrimmage Drills Coach Onderdonk sent his S James gridders through their firs scrimmage session of the training season yesterday afternoon and from all reports prospects are rather bright for the down county aggregation having a fast aggressive eleven this season. Throughout the afternoon many changes were made in an effort to find a combination that would click. The entire squad is shaping up nicely and Coach Onderdonk plans to keep the boys blocking until they are letter perfect as it .will take, real blocking in order to make the plays click that he has outlined for them. A number of the candidates are down with slight colds but starting Monday the entire squad will be dttt for work and with the opening fame scheduled for October 7th when Boys Latin of Baltimore is played on the down county field a lot of hard work is in store for the candidates. The backfield will average around the 155 pound mark and will be speedy and shifty while the line will be a trifle lighter, averaging Close to 150 pounds. By DILLON GRAHAM ports Editor, (/p) Feature Service Big Paul Derringer, Cincinnati's Old Man Control, has been waiting eight long years to redeem himself n world series competition. Back in 1931 Derringer, then a rookie sensation with the St. uis Cardinals, was tossed against the Philadelphia A's in the opening game of the fall classic. The bulky righthander had won IS games and lost only eight. Skipper Gabby Street elected to gamble with his freshman ace ahead of the veteran Burleigh rimes and Bill Hallahau. Derringer wasn't ready for such stiff competition. He lost the first game to Lefty Grove, 6-2. And when Street threw him back in against the A's in the 6th game, Grove beat him again, S-l. The kid just didn't have the experience and polish. And, although no pitcher has better control now, it was his wildness as much as anything else that brought his downfall in that series. Chance Is Here. Paul was soon traded to Cincin-, nati, where he languished with the tail-enders. But he's always hoped for another chance—and now he has it. He's likely to be Manager Bill McKechnie's ace card as the Reds tackle the Yankees. Derringer, who stands 6 feet 3^2 inches and weighs 205 pounds, will be the biggest man in the series. McKechnie and Al Simmons are the only other Reds who've had series experience. Although Paul has never won big league pitching honors ( he has been recognized for several years as perhaps the top pitcher of the loop. This is the third season in which he has won more than 20 games. He copped 22 in 1935 for a sixth-place club and 21 a year ago. This has been his best season. On September 26 he had won 24 and lost 7. Can't Ruffle Him. Derringer never gets ruffled on the hill now, no matter how dark the situation. He pitches easily and ' KING FOOTBALL BLOWING LID OFF WITH HOT OPENING CARD 'itt Meets Washington; Irish Take On Purdue; Colgate Faces New York University And Other Games Feature Card. PAUL DERRINGER: McKechnie's Ace Card? seemingly without effort. "le looks as though he's pitching in a rocking chair. 7 ' says Coach Jimmy Wilson. Some idea of Paul's control is found in a compaiuson with Bob Feller. Last season Feller gave 208 bases on balls. Derringer gave 49. During one stretch this season Paul went 49 innings without allowing a base on balls. "He has one of the finest curve balls in the majors, plenty of speed, perfect control and a world of moxie," says Catcher Ernie Lombards. "He appears just as cool in jam as when the bases are empt> and this attitude of indifference to worry is reflected in his mates be hind him. They have supreme con fidnece in him." explains Wilson. The Siamese cat has blue eyes and is fawn, dark brown or chocolate in color. It also has a crooked tail and a peculiarly deep voice. SEE TJTE NKW FA T.I, MALLORY HATS $4 & $5 HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street 1940 House Radios $1.00 per week Goodrich Silvertown Stores l« IE. Franklin St. Phone 2066 Exclusive Men's Wear Hotel Alexander Bldg. Seiberling Tires tS% Off All 8KAT COVEM DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. Shorn »1.»* - 12. !>• Work Cloth** — Freeman IMifrternft Shirt* or Pnjnm** * -9* ftpm* Contu f7.»# — Boy*' Snita ..»« **•* or Anklet" ... 2 pr». for .2.> Work runt* fl — Wilrt* -*» - -Jj* *I to 1.W DiMaggio And Mize Leaders Awarding Of Hitting Crowns To Pair Now Only Formality. NEW YORK,. Sept. 30 (£>).— Awarding of the major league hitting championship to Joe Di Maggio of the New York Yankees and Johnny Mize of the St. Louis Cardinals now is only a formality. The two sluggers who have 1-ed the American and National leagues, respectively, for many weeks coasted into the final week-end of the basehall campaign with insurmountable margins. Di Maggie's .382, while far beneath his hoped-for .400. still was 24 points better than the mark of Jimmie Fox of the Boston Red Sox, who was removed from competition a month early by an appendectomy. Mize's mark of .352 was 14 points above ihe .33S figure of his teammate, Joe i Dticky-Wucky) Medwick who beat him out for the 1937 batting championship by a narrow margin. As the leagues prepared to draw the 1939 curtains, the "Big Ten" hitters of each circuit marched | with a virtually solid front. There was not a single change in personnel in the National League, and the only one in the American re- j turned Mike Kreevich of the Chi- j cago White Sox to membership and ! dropped George McQuinn of the i St .Louis Browns. The ten leaders in each league: National League. Mize. St. Louis .3. r >2; Medwick. 1 St. Louis .338: McCormick. Cini cinnati .331; Arnovich. Philadelphia .324; P. Waner, Pittsburgh .323; Goodman, Cincinnati .320; Bonura, New York .319; Danning, New York .318; Slaughter, St. Louis .317: Hassett, Boston .313. American League. Di Maggio, New York .382; Foxx, Boston, ,3r>S; Johnson. Philadelphia .341: Keller, New York .336; Trosky, Cleveland .332; Rolfe, New York, .330; Gehringer. ftetroit .328: Keliner, Cleveland 327; Williams. Boston .327; Kreevich, Chicago Major League Leaders (H.r The A«»ocln1c«l Prca*) NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Mize, St. Louis, .352; MedAvick, St. Louis, .338. Runs _ Werber, Cincinnati, 113; Hack, Chicago, 110. Runs batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati, 127; Medwick, St. Louis. 114. Hits — McCormick. Cincinnati, 206; Medwick, St. Louis, 200. Doubles — Slaughter, St. Louis, and Medwick. 40. Triples — Herman, Chicago, IS; Goodman, Cincinnati, 16. Home runs—Mize, St. Louis, and Ott. New York, 27. Stolen bases — Handley, Pitts burgh, IS; Hack, Chicago, 16. Pitching — Derringer, Cincinnati 25-7; Wyatt, Brooklyn, S-3. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio, New York .3S2; Foxx, Boston, .358. Runs — Rolfe, New York, 139 Foxx, Boston, 131. Runs batted in—Williams. Bos ton, 141; DiMaggio, New York, 126 Hits — Rolfe, New York, 211 McQuinn, St. Louis. 193. Doubles—Rolfe, New York, 46 Williams, Boston, 41. Triples—Lewis, Washington. 16 McCosky, Detroit, 14. Home runs—Foxx, Boston, 35 Greenberg, Detroit. 33. Stolen bases—Case, Washington 51; Fox. Detroit, 25. Pitching—Sundra. New York, 11 0; Donald, New York, 13-3. Baseball's Big Six Ruditiir* Quality Shop (Hy The AMo Batting (three league) : G. Di MHR'O. Y. US Foxx, Reel S. 125 Mize: CarcTals 148 Johnson. A's 149 Medwick, C'ds 148 McCorm'k. R. 154 Are Leading Brandt Pin Leaue The Posts continued to hold the >ad in the Brandt Cabinet Works eague when they took two games rom the Rims on Thursday night vhile the Tops won two from the eet. The standing: Won Lost Posts .................. " 2 Feet ____ ............... 4 5 Tops .................. 4 5 Rims .................. 3 6 High single games: Edwin Wiliams, 145; William Hotchkiss, 121; \I. Snook. 119; R. Swartz, 117; G. .-Toward, 116. High totals: Edwin Williams. ".36; R. Swar-U, 326; W. Hotchkiss, 320; P. Wolfe, 319. ^-C Cola Eleven Seeking Contests The West Eud R. C- Cola football earn will meet at the corner of S r orth Foundry and West Franklin treets Sunday afternoon at 1:30 'clock to leave for the South Po- omac Street field where they will lash with the Aces. Coach Lush- The only lightship ever sunk in war was the famous Diamond Shoals Lightship off Hatteras, N. A German submarine sank the )0at by gunfire and the crew rowed 15 miles over the boiling shoal: vaters to the Cape. NunnBush ee The Secret is... Ankle-Fashioning makes them look Smarter Longer" leaders in eac Ab. R". H. Pet. 455 lOfi 174 .382 467 131 167 .358 554 103 195 .352 540 115 1S4 .341 592 97 200 .33S 623 9S 206 .331 baugh requests all players to he 01 hand early. Any team wishing a game witl the R. C. Cola's for Sunday, Octo her 15, should contact Red McKe at 423 George street. The best castanets are made o only two or three types of! wooi and must be hand-carved in specific shape to bring: out th best tones. NEW YORK, Sept. 30, (ff).—Col- ege football blows the roof right iff the season today with a four- tar special program on all fronts. Leaning to the trend of eliminat- ng the traditional opening "breathers," several of the nation's out- tanding girdiron outfits step right nto fast company with big game pposition. Such a set-up brings together Pittsburgh's Panthers, under a new administration, and Jimmy Phelan's Washington Huskies on the Pacific Coast; Notre Dame's Irish and Purdue's well-regarded Boilermakers in the midwest; Colgate and New York University in the East, and a pair of spai'klers in the cow country> with Rice taking on Vanderbilt and Oklahoma tangling with South- rn Methodist. Some of the big leaguers got away to a red-hot start against A-l competition yesterday and last night. Among them were the Texas Christian Longhorns who weren't so liot without Davey O'Brien and Co., and dropped a 6-2 decision to U. C. L. C., Tennessee, which took it easy in trouncing North Carolina State, 13-0; Catholic TJ. •which surprised South Carolina, 12-0; and Georgetown and Temple, which tied up in a pitchers' duel before the Hoyas came out on top, 3-2. In the "breath- r" opposition department, Syracuse socked Clarkson, 12-0. Other scores included Duquesue's 31-0 waltz over Illinois Wesleyan and a 12-6 decision by Drake over Kansas U. In the East today, although several of the big leaguers remain idle, the Army and Navy swing into battle, meeting Furman and William and Mary, respectively; Dartmouth's green outfit takes on an easy one in St. Lawrence, and Carnegie's highly-touted Skibos do the same against Wittenberg. Indiana and Nebraska, meeting in an inter-conference clash, have a good share of the midwest spotlight. Minnesota figures to blow right through Arizona; Wisconsin picks on nothing easy in Marquette, and Paul Chi'istman leads Missouri against Colorado. The South's activities are spread over a wide front. Tulane tangles with Clemson; Louisiana State says howdy to Mississippi; North Carolina meets Wake Forest; Alabama opens easily with Howard; Arkansas faces Mississippi State; Georgia goes against the Citadel and Kentucky arid Duke greet V. M. I. and Davidson, respectively. Southern California vs. Oregon, is one of the Pacific Coast's homegrown features. Stanford against Oregon is another. Santa Clara faces "Utah; Texas takes on Florida, and the Texas Aggies meet Centenary. Course For State Officers To Open BALTIMORE, Sept. 30—A selected detail of state, city and county police officers will go back to school Sunday for a five-week training period in the fine points of preserving the peace and safety of Maryland residents. The school, to be held at Fort Meade, will draw between 50 and 75 meu, Col, Beverly Ober, superintendent of State Police, said. Invitations were extended to all city and county police forces in tire state, asking them to detail one or more men to the course. HEAVY TEXTILE BUYING RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30.—The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond said Friday war in Europe had resulted in heavy buying oC textiles, suspension of tobacco auction sales and the accumulation of inventories in trade and industry in the Fifth Federal Reserve District. ircstott 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 the Largest Selections of High Grade FURNITURE in Hagerstown MEYERS & BERKSON 41 - 4X Went Frmnklln Str«-*t irVftcr you've worn Nunn- Bush shoes a few weeks you realize you've bought a very fine pair of shoes. Ankle- Fashioning rcrards and minimizes gaping and bulging. The fastest ranker afloat has an 18-knot. speed, and is equipped with special oil carriers for navy use during emergencies. PLAYING THURMONT The Mt. Briar Try-Me tean: will j travel to Thurmont for a game this} Sunday and all members of thej Try-Me team are urged to be at j their respective places when the i cars arrive for Transportation. Thej players will leave here HOT !arer| than 11:30 oVlock with the game scheduled for 2:30 o'clock. » A Few Higixr BENTZ'DUNN "The House of Shoes'" etter CLOTHES FOR BETTER Living... T'S 1939. America is busy. Industry is making gains. People have more money to spend. Jobs are more secure. Things are really looking up — here in Hagerstown, too. Nothing will help you so much to get into the happier spirit of better times and_ to meet greater opportunities in your stride as new, 'better clothes — the kind you've been wanting — the kind you can now afford. You have an air of success when you're smartly dressed. You look confident — feel confident— you won't take "no" for an answer. You get the welcome hand where others get the cold shoulder. 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