Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on December 16, 1936 · Page 26
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Detroit, Michigan
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Wednesday, December 16, 1936
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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1938 Ousted P. G. A, Tournament Manager Threatens to Start a Rival Organization THE DETROIT FREE PRESS- Boston Rally j Beats Amerks Two Overtime Goals Win, 5 to 3 BOSTON, Dft. 15 ( A. P Two rapid rapid-fit c goal in the ovr-r-ti.-ne fnablrd the Boston Bruina to turn bark the Nrw York Americans, for the second tim? in three nights, in an exciting came before a rabid crowd of 15.000 to-rripht at the Boston Garden. After spottinfi the star-? panRled visitors two Roala, the Bruins caught them short-handed three times as they pulled into the lead in the second session. Art Chapman forced the game into overtime hy countering in the third period and dining- the extra session, Roy Gokiswoilhy and Bun Cook each cracked Goalie Roy Worters inside of 62 seconds. Deed Klien opened the New York scoring and Dave Schriner the visitors speedy sharpsnooter. pulled them into a 2-0 lead late in j the opening session. The Americans v eie penalized three tines Murine t Ward to the Wise By Charles P. Ward OR the past two years first basemen and third basemen have found plenty to criticize in the American League can. Kvery once m a while an inhelder wouin come io me nuRmi rmu-tenng laik!v after his head hail been glazed by a whistling line drive. "Those guys," these mfteiders invariably commented, "will keep that old kar.gaioo apple in theie. until somebody gets his brains knocked out. Then they II slow- it down." Bat the American League never admitted that the ball in use was any liveliei than the one in use in other years. Every once in a while a league official would announce that the manufacturers had informed him there had been no change in the make-up of the ball. The players always had a muttered answer to these statements. It was. "The manufacturers ought to try playing first base when Goslin is hittin' good." Despite their previous announcements on the subject, the major league magnates admitted at their recent joint meeting in New York that perhaps the ball was a little too lively. At any rate, they decided to deaden it in some fashion. But because the supply of baseballs for 1937 already has been manufactured, they decided the next day not to do anything to the insides of the sphere after all. So next season the first basemen and third basemen will be ducking and praying again. And muttering curses at the league bosses as they trudge to the dugouts. That is, of course, the ones who duck in time. The baseball men ought to make up their minds about the baseball and keep them made up. If they want to keep baseball a scientific, well-balanced game of skill and power, they ought to deaden the ball a bit. If they want to restore base running, fielding and Inside baseball to their former importance, that is the only way to do it. And if they want to turn the game into a glorified batting practice, they should give the ball another shot of kangaroo juice, eliminate '0 c f.onM prMo.i alio wic x,!uiii." fr. oii evri y time one of them k.t the i o o'i shots by Charley -"ends, Red Rcafue ami Dit Clapper. I Kduic Shore, the Boston superstar, was m actum for the first tune in a month but he played only a minor part in the Boston triumph. He did manage, however, to start a furious argument that delayed the game for five minutes during the second period, Ed.iie Wiseman's stick cleared Cooney Wciland's head by too scant a margin to suit Shore and after the whistle Eddie limbed to his tiny teammate's assistance and bumped the Amerk. Referee Clarence Cameron saw thern collide and called a penalty on Shore. nosi ij 1 hnmn- furl land 'lore . ... V i-i, and tr,,UI i.rlliT n.i.i. . Co.. I 1 . I It. t). ( I . H . It. W . -smith. A M hKir.W V.irlfik . . . MllrtH' lli.lii ... ( hapm.m Srhrtnfr i rr (Irtimpr. R.,iMI.. 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Complete with both $0 CC attachments ' Drives Heat Where You Wdnt Sperifli for rn the fielders and put. in their places tin-hatted surveyors to measure the distance traveled by each drive and report it to the open-mouthed proletarians, if any. THE clouting in the American League last season was heavier than in the days of Babe Ruth. The league, batting average jumped nine points to .289. a very respectable average for an entire league. Luke Appling, who won the league batting championship, batted ssa which is 94 noints higher than his major league average and 81 points higher than his average in 19:i5. All of which makes one wonder whether it was the ball, the weak pitching or whether Lucius ate something. Maybe Jimmy Dykes has found a secret formula which gives hitters power. Appling was not the only one who outdid himself last season. Johnny Stone, a good consistent ..107 hitter, batted ..".41. And that was many points higher than he ever batted before except in 1928. when he came up to the Tigers and, a stranger to the pitchers, batted .354 In 26 games. Many of the old-league swatting marks fell before the '-itters last season, the Yankees, of course, setting the pace. The Yanks blasted the old club home run total, banging out 182 round trippers. The league home run mark also fell, being raised from the T07 established In 1P to 758. The doubles mark of 2 ,375 established in 1M0 was riddled last vear when the leagues cloutera drove out a total of 2.440 two-base mows, i ne league nu coiai whs raised to 12.6S7, which was 132 more than the old mark, established in 1921. Other marks to fall were the extra base blow total, which was raised from 5.706 to 5,770; the runs-driven-in mark, which was jumped from 6,161 to 6.250; the left-on-bases record, which was increased from 9,538 to 9,628. and the total base record, which was raised from 18,044 to 18,427. THe Yankees estahlished records in home runs with 182, total bases, with 2,703; runs scored with 1,065; runs driven in with 995, and extra bases with 1,027. Three hundred and thirteen extra base blows were doubles and 83 triples. It has become the custom to attribute all the, Yankee successes to Joe DiMaggio. But great as Di-Maggio is, he couldn't by his mere presence cause such an upheaval in an entire league. Terhaps the ball is too lively despite the protestations of the manufacturers. Maybe the managers were con sidering these records when they talked' recently of reviving the spit ball. It is true that all clubs play with the same ball and that the lively apple figures to be as fair to one as to the other. That isn't the point. The lively ball has transformed the game into a version of cricket, the chief difference being that the umpires don't wear old-fashioned night gowns and that it is possible to tell which team is ahead before 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the third day. The leagues ought to give us baseball again. Harlow Defies Golf Dismissal His Reinstatement Is Unlikely, Head Says MIAMI, Fla . Dec. 15 t A. P.) Robert E. Harlow, notified that the Professional Golfers Associa tion had dismissed him as its tour nament manager, Indicated today that he would attempt to form an organization of his own If the P. G. A. refuses to reinstate him. Displaying; a petition in which many of the Nation's most promi nent professional players asked that he be retained, Harlow defied the ouster, declaring that he would continue with his work. George R. Jacobus, president of the P. G. A., announced at his home in Sarasota, Fla.. that Har-low'a contract, which expired Dec. 1, would not be renewed because of his "outside interests, including a weekly newspaper column ." Harlow replied with a statement that "the president had been in formed on the outside work and this was merely a subterfuge being used to make the document of dismissal read nicely and avoid the real issue. "It is not the wish of the tournament players or the sponsors of open tournaments in the United States that I should discontinue this work," Harlow said, "and I do not intend to quit it because a political coup in the P. G. A., accomplished by its president, through the medium of his self-appointed tournament committee and his influence with an executive committee, most of the members of which are not conversant with the tournament situation." The petition, to be presented to the two committees by Taul Run-yan, former P. G. A. champion, was signed by Denny Shute, current P. G. A. champion; Tony Manero, National Open titlehold-er; Horton Smith, recently removed as tournament chairman by Jacobus, and Smith's Ryder Cup teammates, John Rcvolta, Craig Wood, Henry Picard, Ky Laffoon and Sam Park, Jr. Wing Stars Emerging as Club Loses Balance Goodfellow, Aurie and Lewis Now Plaudits for Individual Play iain Motorist Liberty Electric Sleet and Frost Shield Clear Vlilon tht rit iiintidl to iaf driving. Kttp your windihitld cltar at all timti. A lilt to mit you. 458x13 ....51.10 ox 16 $1.89 7x 14 $2.70 PRESTON E I270-' 4 HI-TEMP HOT WATER HEATERS $1.00 WEEK $1395 $1695 50c Down $1295 Complete with. Defrosting Attachment Installed on Your Car It Dfifro'.fs Your W;rah;e'd s wprl. cn-v. Hot Water Heaters New '36 and '37 Models $9.97 H0.89 $11 07 S397 CUSTOM-BUILT FLEX-LINED RADIATOR FRONTS $12.95 66 E ARVIN or H 30 HADEES W. $14.50 McALEER New Round Type sow $15.95 70 E ARVIN or Standard HAD tt j sow. $7.95 Champion Hot Water Heater now... 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"I feel I csn play a few more years of average ball, but whether I can remain at my top game, I don't know," he said. "However. I piayeci more minutes this season than I ever did since my college days and got by ail liRht." Degener Pleased with Debut as Pro Continued from First Sport Tage moter Snyder lost a good pate at traction, however, when Kleanor Helm Jnrictl, Olympic storm center, denied a verbal contract that she would join the tour. Her beauty and name would have attracted many clients, Degener is enthusiastic shout the venture and intends to join the. rest of the company Dec. 2S in Chicago when the tour will he resumed. An ambitious schedule is planned after that, with appearances listed or Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati and iNew York. The only drawback so far has been the huge portable tank, constructed of a double thickness of rubberized canvas. It has had to undergo repairs and any mishap to it necessarily stops the show. By Doc Hoist MONTREAL, Dec. 15 King Wing Adams, ruler of th Red Wings, is such a master at producing well-balanced clubs, that usually none of his stars stand out. This season unprecedented Injuries ruined King John's balancing act to such an extent that his Individual stars really are not only shining but sending out blinding rays. Already there Is talk of ranking Ebbie Goodfellow as the outstanding defense star of the year and, hard as it is to believe, Herbie Lewis and Larry Aurie, outstanding offensive stars for the Wings over a half dozen years, are beginning to attract the attention of the experts. In fact they are forcing the experts to put on sun glasses to watch them. Aurie and Lewis are the Gehringers of hockey. Everybody pays glowing tribute to them over the season, but when it comes to picking all-star teams at the end of the year, the same experts quite mysteriously give them nice hard seats on the fourth team or some other ridiculous team. Aurie, Lewis and Goodfellow, with the club's balance gone during the last three weeks because of injuries, have risen to new heights. uespue tne ract that Lewis and Aurie great playmaking center, Marty Barry, was practically useless in four games because of his injured hip, they have taken the scoring lead away from the Schri-ner, Carr and Chapman combination of the New York Americans. Lewis has scored eight goals and so has Aurie. With Barry's three goals, that line has scored 19 of the team's 29 goals, a remarkable feat in the face of Barry's inability to neip tnem make plays in four contests. That line has been the punch, in every Wing success since the hospitals started to gobble up King John's players four weeks ago. The game against the Cana- diens Tuesday night was the first contest in three weeks in which the Red Wings started its three forward lines intact. Syd Howe was back at left wing with Gordon Pettinger at center and Hec Kil-rea at right wing. Hector has been playing at left wing with Howe, out of the line-up. King Wing Adams has another name to add to his long collection of Jovial Jacks, Genial Jacks, Jumping Jacks. An Eastern writer has called him the Grand Old Man of hockey. "And me just 40," said Mr. Adams with one of his grins that gave the genial and jovial adjectives to his given name. "Hockey put those white hairs up there, not age." The name sort of tickled the Red Wing leader, nevertheless. m m m Billy O'Neill, a Dublin Irishman who never saw a hockey game until he. had passed the voting age, has been picked as the world's No. 1 hockey fan and encylopedia ! of puck facts. i O'Neill, a smart young bellboy at the Windsor Hotel here, can I quote the scoring records of every i player in the National Hockey League. He knows their ages, their hockey ages at least; he knows what positions they play, .and that's something that even the players can't remember about their rivals. When a player wants to know who did something back In 1931, he rings for Billy. He always knows. Scotty Bowman says he came to Montreal during the terrible hot spell last July and the first person he met waa O'Neill. "With persons falling over in the street from the heat, O'Neill talked hockey," Bowman said. "He kept me cool." Rally by Cougars Beats Lions, 23-20 Catholic Central wiped out a ten-point lead with a desperate third-period rally Tuesday night and then stepped out to defeat Holy Redeemer's fast-breaking basketball Lions, 23 to 20, in a nonleague game at Holy Redeemer. Henry Piatek and Gabriel Nicholas, two forwards, scored 18 of the Shamrock point between them in overcoming a 17-7 lead. It OA More-wide Clearance BP 30 Days Ahead of Schedule! Bernie Front's Fine Quality SUITS & O'COATS 50 2550 2950 Formerly to $36.50 'And Worth $10 or $15 More Than That! Now in timt for the holidays nd in face of a ristnt market fin ctothr! at amannsly low prices ! 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