The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 2, 1939 · Page 9
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Monday, October 2, 1939
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V, :• t Sports of Sorts George Parnassus, manager of Ceferino Garcia, is responsible for the "bolo punch" tag applied to the Filipino middleweight's pet punch; a long, sweeping, spectacular right- hand uppercut which fairly tears the head off an opponent when it lands. Garcia used that wallop on one of Mr. Parnassus' fighters. The fighter was a Mexican, one Alfr-edo Gaona, star of the Parnassus stable several years ago. When Garcia landed on the West Coast from the Philippines in 1932, Parnassus was asked if he would let Gaona fight the unheralded and unsung newcomer. THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1939. , ^, , . tfffttVt "™"*™*^* ' . " IVia«aM * KINK IN RUFFING'S ARM, GOMEZ' SIDE, PERIL YANKEES ^^"^—•" - IIM IHMVmAA^M^^B^Hn, ^^ , ^^* ^^^^^^B ^^^^^^B ^IJ^^r But Stars Of Pitching Staff Declare They Will Be Ready McKechnie Announces He Will Start Derringer In Opener, With Walter* Following And Opposing Monte Pearson. NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (£>).-The limb started to creak under the weight of the "experts" over the week-end, with indications that the Yankees' "best balanced" pitching staff had suddenly become completely lopsided. Parnassus readily assented, figuring Garcia would be- easy for his fighter. Gaona climbed through the ropes a four to one favorite with few willing to back the mi- known Filipino lad. The fight went into the fifth round and then Garcia landed a looping right uppercut to end the festivities abruptly. Garcia was made and the "bolo punch/' which Parnassus termed the blow that had laid his fighter low, was featured in all newspaper accounts of the contest. A couple of kinks, one in Red Buffing's trusty right arm, the other in Lefty Gomez' side, suddenly turned all the world series analyses into a considerably battered set of humpty dumpties, although things grew somewhat righted with the last communiques from the Yankee Stadium battleground. These were that Ruffing's salary wing, which had seen no actual competition since September 17 and had turned sore on Saturday, was considerably looser and felt freer Parnassus decided that Garcia was just the sort of fighter he would like to manage. Before long, Parnassus maneuvered Garcia into two world welterweight title matches, the first with Barney Ross and the second with Henry Armstrong. Garcia gave Ross a terrific beating even (.hough he lost (.he decision and softened Ross up for Armstrong. Against Armstrong, Ceferino made a great stand but the task of making the welterweight limit sapped his strength. After that Garcia decided to campaign as a middleweight. As a middleweight, Garcia has really come into his own. He is fighting at his natural weight and has moved Into the ranks of leading contenders for the title by a long string of victories over leading middleweights. a workout yesterday. The was that Gomez, who had strained a side muscle some days ago, had left the hospital, had reported for duty at the stadium and insisted he'd be ready to pitch one game of the fall classic against the Cincinnati Reds, which begins Wednesday. Just how much each of these el- bowers—the same twins who twirled theYankees to three previous world championships—was improved remained to be seen. However, with the up-and -at-'em Rhineland- ers pulling into town today, headed by flingers Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters, one and all agreed this was no time for the two top hurlers of the Bronx' favorite sons FIGHTERS READY FOR WEDNESDAY Maynard Daniels and Jim Costello. who will clash in the, main setto of. the fight show at the State Armory Wednesday night, are reported in tho pink and rarin* to knock the heads of each other. Tickets for the show are on sale at leading sport centers. Close tab has been kept on the workouts of the principals by co- promoters Ed Kurland and Dick Welder and everything is being done to make the opening show oC the Hagerstown Boxing Club a decided success. Interest in the fight game in this section is picking UT< Judging from the report on the advance sale- of pasteboards that has been received. With some real leather tossing promised and populnr prices prevailing it begins to look as if the first show will go over with a bang. to come up with kinks. Despite the reported readiness of El Goofo and Rufus the Red to return to the firing line, the "experts" who've been foreseeing a sweep for the champs weren't so sure today. And some of the boys and girls who had gone down with a bob or two on murders' row at those 3-1 odds were even starting to hedge a bit. Old Man Weather washed out the Yanks' final game of the season yesterday, while the Reds' split in Pittsburgh before grabbing a train for New York. This left the New Yorkers with 106 victories for the season aud a final lead of 17 games in the American league. The Rhinelanders wound up with a 4%game bulge at the head of the National league pack. As the Cincinnati crew headed for the big town, it became evident Manager Will McKechnie was going to follow the best accepted policy of leading with his ace for the first trick of the series' bridge game. The good deacon announced he would toss Paul Derringer j against the fearsome Sailers of th junior circuit ia the opening game Wednesday, which is expected to attract about 50,000 cash customers And Paul warmed up for the as signment by facing his terrific teammates in a round of batting practice. This would mean that Derringei and Ruffing would do the honors in the first game, which conies as Notre Dame3, Purdue 0 APOSTOL1 TO MEETGARCIA Fred Puts His Title On Block Tonight At Madison Square Garden. NEW YORK! Oct 2 (£>).—Two Californians clash in New York tonight for a world championship that will be recognized only by the New York and California boxing commissions. It sounds very confusing but thar/s the way it is in the middleweight division. Fred Apostoli, recognized as 160-pound ruler here and in his home state, puts his "title" on the block in a. 15-round bout against Caferino Garcia of Los Angeles at Madison Square Garden. In most other states, where the National Boxing Association is in charge, Al Hostak of Seattle is recognized as middleweight champion. Nevertheless, about 10,000 fans are expected to witness the sea- no raore surprise to anyone here than the sun coming up over the East river. Walters would follow for the Reds and Mone Pearson, the stylish, right-hander from California, for the Yanks in Thursday's game, leaving Gomez to take one of the later tilts NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (#>).—As may natl Reds made the most hits and have been expected, members of the clubs finishing first and second in the two major leagues dominated nearly all departments in individual ratings this season. Joe DiMagio of the New York Yankees topped the American loop hitters with a .381 average and teammate Red Rolfe led in total hits, doubles and run scoring.. -Thnmie Foxx of the Boston Red Sox led in home runs with 35 and Ted Williams of the same team batted in the most runs, 142. The veteran Lefty Grove headed the American league pitchers winning 15 batted in the most runs while Bill Werber of the Reds scored the most. Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters paced the National loop pitchers who had 15 or more victories. The season's leaders: AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — DiMaggio. New York, .3S1; Foxx, Boston, .358. Runs — Rolfe, New York, 139; lineto M, nwn , • \ ( nhalfback, ta shown as he returned the opening kickoff from the goal lineto his own 21-yard mark m the game with Notre Dame at South Bend, Ind. Brown is going through a gap m the field wlule interference takes outthe opposition at his left and a Notre Dame player goes sprawling at his right. Notre Dame wonTTo~0. "Star" Pin League The Mars team picked up a few games on the balance wf the league and now lead by a two game margin, over Neptune. McDonald had high ningle game of lOS and the Mars team had high total with a count of 12K7 pins. Srhwlnger bad high individual total with 27H pins, McDonald 277 and Roach 265. The League Standing Won Lost Mars 5 1 Neptun© 3 3 Jupiter 2 4 Venus 2 4 or more games. He won 15 and lost four. Johnny Mize of the St. Louis Cardinals was the leading National league hitter with .349 and edged out home run honors with a four- ply blow on the last day of the season, bringing his total to 2S. Frank McCormick of the Cincin- FELLER STAR OF SEASON NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (ff}.~~ The "Star of the Season" in the major league constellation was young Bobby Feller of the Cleveland In- Associated Press' daily ir*$tott 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. Wathlnoton St. Phone 75 dians. Tn the tabulation nf "Yesterday'* Stars" during the baseball campaign Feller narrowly edged out such stellar performers as Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and Bucky Walters of the Cincinnati Reds. Tho fireball ace of Cleveland's pitching staff won 24 games and lost nine- over the season's route and distinguished his record with two one-hit ball games. He also struck out 243 batters, loading his closest rival by some 50 strikeouts., Williams and Foxx, Boston, 131. Runs batted in—Williams, Boston, 142; DiMaggio, New York, 126. Hits—Rolfe, New York, 213; Me- Quinn, St. Louis, 195. Doubles—Rolfe. New York, 46; Williams, Boston, 42. Triples—Lewis, Washington. 16; McCosky, Detroit, 14. Home runs—Foxx, Boston. 35; Greenberg, Detroit, 33. Stolen bases—Case, Washington, 51: Fox, Detroit, 25. Pitching— Grov.e, Boston, 15-4; Ruffing, New York, 21-7. By HUGH S. FULLERTON, Jr. NEAV YORK," Oct 2. (£>).—With one eye on the box office and the other on the mythical national championship, the' nation's leading football teams launch an impressive intersectional program this week which may be of benefit both ways. Already off to a good start with such impressive results as Pittsburgh's 27-6 victory over Washington, Minnesota's G2-0 rout of Arizona, Mississippi State's 19-0 triumph over Arkansas, the 30-0 beat- ng Missouri handed Colorado and Vauderbilt's 13-12 upset of Rice last Saturday, the intersectional war fare spreads eve-n more widely. And where the team's don't rep •esent different sections, there ar nter-conferenca- rivalries and tit ular battles in the major confer ences to fill out the hill.- Taking the week's program, thL is how it looks: East: Although they won by aer ial gymnastics rather than their old powerhouse tactics, Pitt's Pan thers already have shown they're among the best in the east. West Virginia, despite a 44-0 win over West Virginia Wesleyan, hardly figures to stop Pitt this week. Two other major eastern powers test their strength in intersectional games. Holy Cross, which showed a wealth of power in trimming Manhattan 28-0, faces Louisiana State, 14-7 victim of Missis- after trimming faces Alabama, little Howard. sippi, Fordham, Waynesburg .14-7, 21-0 victor over Army, which had some . trouble stopping Furman 16-7, faces easier southern opposition in Centre while Navy swings the other way tackling Virginia's &ood team after trimming William and Mary, 31-6 The leading all-eastern paring is Carnegie Tech, v/hich looks like one of the best eastern teams against Temple, which dropped a 3-2 decision to Georgetown Friday The "Ivy League" barely gets under way with Columbia-Yale and Syracuse-Cornell as its leading games. Syracuse tuned up Friday with a 12-0 win over Clarkson. Penn-Lafayette, Princeton-Williams and Harvard-Bates are other openers. Minnesota showed that it has all kinds of power to toss into the Big Ten campaign but the Gophers are due to get a real test against Nebraska, which fought Indiana to a 7-7 tie Saturday. Notre Dame, whose hard-won 3-0 triumph over Purdue showed the Irish are in the fortfront of the national title picture, faces an untested Georgia Tech outfit. Duke's Blue Devils, Rose-Bowl losers last January, open another campaign for national recognition against Colgate, which dropped a -6 decision to New York University. The Blue Devils whipped Davidson, a strong Southern Conference rival, 26-6 last week. North Carolina, current Southern Confer- With the third night of bowling over, we find that quite a few are beginning to hit their stride and 16 bowler.-? entering the select class by bowling 120 or better. The Tigers who had been undefeated and were leading the league suffered quite a setback last Friday night when the Cardinals took three games from them. There is now a three way tie for first place, but this no doubt will be changed around after next Friday night. Those bowling 120 or better are as follows: J. Burgesser, 137; C. Hildebrand, 135, 127, 125; F. Elliott, 134; M. Fiery, 132, 130;" son's opening show at the Garden, lured by the possibility of a bang- up fight and the fall of a champion. The Los Angeles Filipino has won nine fights among the 160-pounders, seven of them by knockouts. Meanwhile Apostoli, who won his share of the title by knocking out Young Corbett 3rd last November, has dropped a couple of decisions to Billy Conn, the new light heavyweight king, and hasn't looked particularly good when he was winning. The champion, however, has been working particularly hard at his training chores. He's almost too big for the class—h© has had trouble making th-& 150-pound limit —and expects to move up a division soon. And Freddie wants to clear up -his record before going after Conn again. Garcia, an over* grown welter, is expected to weigh about 156 tonight. Largely because of his weight advantage, Apostoli is a 5-S favorite to win. REDS SCOFF I AT 3-1 ODDS Only Asking That LombantiT Slug Ball As He Has In -Recent Weeks 8q GALE TALBOT * -,; NEW YORK, Oct 2 (fl>).—The * best equipped and most confident-— National League winner since the rowdy St. Louis Cardinals of 1934?-f" rolled in here today to challenge- — the three-time champion Yankees-v in the world series starting Wed- - nesday at the Stadium. "' '• "Well rested and serene in their '-£\ proven ability to win. when the^'l ;hips are down, the Cincinnati';:"?? <leds reach the site of the first two'-"* 1 battles scoffing at the reported odds- I of 3 to 1 against them. They thirilc^f they are going to make suckers out-' ; ! of the price-layers. They aren't aV^I noisy an outfit as the old Cardinals, 1 but they think they are a better*''ball club. ,f,'-: The only favor the Reds are pre-'*'. pared to ask of the baseball is that their big catcher, Lombardi, be permitted to go on- slugging the ball like he did in the closing weeks of the regular campaign. With Ernie raking the distant stands with his mighty smacks, the boys of Bill McKechnie figure the series is as go.od-as-wsm'/ They haven't a doubt of their, pitching superiority. In Bucky ^ Walters and Paul Derringer, theyx:•- have said repeatedly the last fe^.- '' days, they have a greater pair of. righthanders than Dean were in 1.934. the brothers'" (Don't argtfte~ • ence leader after a 36-6 triumph over Wake Foresi. should make it hree straight against A'irginia Tech, Other conference games are Clemson-North Carolina State, Richmond-Washington and Lee and M. I.-Davidson. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — MLe, St. Louis, .349; McCormick, Cincinnati, .332. Runs — Werber. Cincinnati. 115; Hack, Chicago, 113. Run* batted in—McCormick, Cincinnati, 128; Medwick, St Louis 115. Hits — McCormick, Cincinnati, 209; Medwick. St. Louis. 201. 52; Medwick, St. Louis, 49. Triples — Herman, Chicago, IS: Goodman, Cincinnati, 16. Home runs—Mtze, St. Louis, ^S; Ott, New York, 27. Stolen bases — Handler, Pittsburgh, IS; Hack, Chicago, "l7. Pitching — Derringer, Cincinnati, 25-7; Walters, Cincinnati, 27-11. ROCHESTER WINS OVER LOUISVILLE Louisville, Ky.. Oct. 1 (/?)—Rochester's Red Wings, rocking on their heels from two defeats, pasted Louisville, 3 to 0, today in the H. Myers, 130; 0. Kaylor, 129; J. Stonebraker, 126: G. Lewis, 126; L. Humelsine, 125: W. R. Snyder, 123; H. Toms, 121: W. Fiery, 121: J. F. Elliott, 121; G. Bear. 120; P. Huffer, 120; 0. Myers, 120. The League Standing Won Los Cardinals ', Cubs 7 Yankees 7 Dodgers R Senators 5 Tigers 6 Reds 5 Athletics 4 Giants 4 White Sox 4 Bees 3 Browns ?, Indians 3 15 Phillies 3 g Pirates 2 7 Red Sox 2 7 Tigh total for 3 games went to Cardinals with 1662 pins. High SPORTS ROUND-UP By BRIETZ 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 R NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (#>).— Scooparade: The Pirates offered Frisch a one year contract, he held out for three; so they compromised on two A proposed South American tour may keep Joe Louis out of the Garden this winter... .Dizzy Dean is said to have told friends his arm is gone and he has no hope of getting it back Instead of being in the front lines (as first reported) Max Schmeling. is helping harvest the potato crop on his estate in Pome rani a. third game series. or ,*. mt,e CUSTOM FINISH Makes YOH Look Your Best! A record crowd—14,969 paid ad-, missions — saw Hersc.hel Lyons j turn in a fine 6-hit pitching per-' formance for Rochester, International League representative, while his mates capitalized on an error by Louisville's second baseman Vee Sherlock in tht> sixth inning to score what prored the deciding runs. single game went to Cardinals with 5SO. C. Hildebrand of Cardinals high pinfall for 3 games with 3S7. J. Burgesser of Phillies high single game of 137. The fastest tanker afloat has an IS-knot speed, and is equipped with special oil carriers for navy use during emergencies. FULL OF FIGHT -By Pap' SHOEJ' FOR MEN ALL COLORS Big Yank Work Shirts Now HOFFMAN'S 15 North Potomac Street Rndlrott-tlohnjton Shoe* yi.OR - $2.98 L«« Work Clotlien — Frc^mnn SIioM Shlrtornft Shirt* or Pnjamn* $ .OS Sport ronH ?7.08 — Roy*' Suit* ^,98 8ox or Anklet.i 2 pr*. for .23 Work Pants SI — Shirts .19 . .r>» Boys' Tnntd or Knicker* $1 to I.t8 Rudisill's Quality Shop Seiberling Tires 13% Off AH SKAT DOMENICI TIRE CO. 167 South Potomac St. LOCAL TEAMS PLAY TO TIE R. C. Cola And South-End Aces Battle To 12-12 Deadlock. The Westend R. C. Cola football team played a 12-12 tie with the South end Ar-s yesterday afternoon on the South Potomac field before a fair sized gathering of fans. The field was wet and sloppy and hindered both teams in open style football. In the first period the Aces scored when they took the ball on their own 2-1 yard line and marched down the field for a touchdown. The Cola boys knotted the score in the j second period when Dunn tossed a j long pass to McKee. The Aces took ' the lead in the third on an end run ; by R. poole but the Cola eleven : drove over for a score with Johnny | Burger racing 25 yards for a touch- ; down. 1 Practice has been called for the Cola team for Monday'fs. Wednesday's and Friday's on the George street field starting at 5:30 o'clock in preparation for their coming j game with Waynesboro Smokers. ! Kiwanis Pin League Won Lost Trojans 5 i Tigers 3 3 Panthers 2 4 Bulldogs 2 4 High game—Brewer Stouffer, 144. High average—Brewer Stouffer. 116. The Brooklyn Junior Chamber of Commerce' gave each Dodger a, leather wallet to keep his third place potatoes in. HUNDREDS of offers appear dally In the different columns of the Classified Section. Some of them must certainly be useful to you Dan Daniel, one of the best New York critics, has edged way out on the limb and picked the Yanks in four stra : ~^'- Washington fans and papers still are blasting the decision they gave Joe Archibald over Harry Jeffra last week. Some are calling for another new deal down there. with me. That's what the Reds- say.) In Frank McCormick, the Nation-'"" 1 al League's leading run-producer^' they are equally confident they ; , : have the game's best all-found/ first baseman. Coach Jimmy Wil-' v son declares that McCormick -this^ year is as great a fielder as Dolf--,; Camilli of the Dodgers, than which/ there can be no higher praise. The Reds believe that in Billy- Myers at shortstop and Lonnie^Frey at second they have at leastfT ' a stand-off for the Yankees' csle^' : brated combination of Frankie Cro- c ; setti and Joe Gordon. They ar.e_ s : positive that Ival Goodman is a~*' better right-fielder than his rival ' ' Alan Keller, chiefly because of his'" : phenomenal throwing arm. .- Under pressure, the champions, . i. from the west are willing to con-' ' cede that maybe Joe DiMaggio is a'' * better center-fielder than Harrys.:.. .' Craft; that George S-slkirk figures.. : to have an edge over the veteran Wally Berger in left, and that thV ' Yankees might have the best third-- "• baseman in the- game in Red Rolfe. ''.] But that's absolutely as far as ' they will go. They don't give Bill- : ; Dickey a thing over Lombardi, rat- .-• - ing the big Italian off his slugging, "f of last year and counting on the' *! potential wrath of his bat in th'e ' '! coming series. ._,.• • All they ask is that Lombardi „ ;l hit somewhere ivear his weight, and •' that Walters and Derringer are "l "right" on the days they take the - -': mound. If Junior Thompson , 'C. should turn in a good game, they' .; regard that as so much potential'"" ;; gravy- - ••- " : Four stars to— Clemson for holding Tuline, TJ. C. L. A. for beating Texas Christian, Purdue for scaring the wits out ot Notre Dame, Mississippi for beating Louisiana State and Vandy for upsetting Rice Another coach who rates a bow is Ray Wolf of North Carolina, who made the touted Wake Forest team look like a bunch of prep schoolers. 1940 House Radios $1.00 pcr week Goodrich Silvertown Stores 1* K. Franklin St. Phon* 20«€ Men tofro go places and do things DRESS FOR BUSINESS J<.f you haven': worn the new Custom Finish you have a distinct pleasure ahead of vou. Enjov being admired 'n Kdgcrtons! BENTZ&DUNN "The House of Shoes" R. C. Cola PO Hawbaker L K Morgan LT Kichelberser LG Lynnheart, C J. Purser RO Whittington RT Socks RE McKee QB Dunn LH -T. Burgei RH Head FR Score by periods: Aces fi o « 0—12 . R. C. Cola f) 6 o s—12 ! Touchdowns: McKee, J. Burger,' R. Poole, Elias. Substitutions: 1 Roser, Zimmerman, Brian. Time : of periods: T> minutes. \ Aces Jackson Lizer Finney Cianelli j 0. Poole | Ricketts i Crumbacker j R. Poole j Higgs| Elias ! Trovinerer ; Gi'ue yowrsc// a lift unth FASHION PARK CLOTHES they command respect everywhere $ 50 famou* pointing of tht EagU Dane* «t 7«ex Pu«blo In N«w M«xice—by Chief Goodfcsar. MCR05SEN* HANDWOVEN TIES !n New Mexico color i* King! McCrosstn Hand- woven Ties, loomed in Old Sintt F*, draw upon ita colorful Indian and Spanish d«*tgn$ for patterns that ar* harmonioui and unique. McCro»s*n Ti« ar* hand- woven, hand-tailored — wJH not wrinkl* or lose th*ir thap«. Tn« txclustv* pat- Urns art aii orio.inat*d by Prwton McCross*n, artist. Hotel Alexander BIdg, Tf < **^lW l ^l^fc J t Hotel Alexander Bfdfl.

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