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Wit Bttvoxt $m SPORTS mm FINANCE 105th Year. No. 153 Friday, October 4, 1935 Free Press Want Ads Bring Best Results f I lfefy... To the hills, Cubs, the bv Old Iffy, he ordered a special to Uncle Frank's apple orchard after the opening game and it vorked in the second. The detonation blew the inhibitions right out of the Tigers' systems. That's the way the Vicarious Manager works his magic. For the first time since my charges left New York with the peanut in the bag and needing nothing but the mathematical zipper to close it, the Tigers looked like Tigers. Wham! Zam! Bam! As Iffy also exclusively announced nobody interviews Iffy except himself the cannoneers made the old park ring vith their music, with Homer Hank, the big Greenberg boy, winding up the symphony with a crashing crescendo for four bases. (Try it some day on your piccolo.) That hit of Homer Hank's was proof positive that his slump is over, even if his arm was injured. It was not a high and lofty fly that dropped gracefully into the new bleachers. It was a line drive that went like an arrow, far higher than the old concrete wall against a terrific wind. The Power House is functioning again. That is the biggest news of the shopping world, Ladies and Gemmen: The A. remark again that this is the gathered together in one set of uniforms. When they have to go out and smack an enemy they smack him so hard he stays smacked for the rest of the day. Otherwise they like to wander along and take their time, i After, as Iffy says, they definitely cinched the peanut in New York by hitting the Yanks so hard they made Marse Joe McCarthy's bones rattle, they breezed into Boston like a lot of . good time Charlies. From the time they left them there Yankees torn, bleeding r and hebless. thev played 13 eames to finish the season with 2 i...: .-., c OKI f Uimillg avcmgc vii just .MU, I Think of it, my hearties! Batting average of .253 for the I heaviest hitting ball club in the world! To give you an idea of r, the enormity of their criminality, Rogers Hornsby's five-and-11 ten-cent-store team of St. Louis, last in the league, hit .270 f il fnr thp uhde season. i( ; And even the Boston Braves in the National one of the .worst beaten clubs in major league records hit for .262. That has been Old Iffy's secret sorrow. He hasn't said much about it but he has realized that a team hitting .253 wasn't going to win no Fall Classic. The statistics show them sluggers but yesterday's statistics don't win today's ball game. 1 T 1 JL N the Second Game the Tigers ''for the first time looked like Tigers at the bat. If they are really back in their stride, Charley Grimm might us well tell his Cubs some bedtime stories, for which his great 1 grandfather was famous, and let them hibernate for the winter. Please note the If which opens this flawlessly constructed Sentence. If they have snapped out of their laissez faire mood and : play like they did to make the Series even-Stephen, the bigger and better peanut is in the bag. This IF, of course, is a 96-point Gothic IF, because it may be that Homer Hank has been badly t handicapped by that injury. But I doubt it. Hank is too game and too tough of fiber to get hurt much. T Just to show you how the Tigers have been coasting since S that New York series, Iffy herewith presents their batting i averages since then in 13 games: AB H Pet. White 25 3 .120 Cochrane 21 5 .238 Gehringer 52 17 .326 Gehringer 52 17 .327 Goslin 50 11 .220 Fox 45 12 .267 Walker 41 15 .366 Rogell , 40 11 .275 Owen 41 9 .220 Hayworth . 26 8 .308 391 99 .253 I This hardly looks like the demons who terrorized the league, idoes it? But if they are on their way again we will forgive find forget, won't we Ladies and Gemmen? Sure! TT JLjLlTTING. at that, is a funny thing. Nobody has ever been able to explain a slump. I remem ber back in 1906 when Larry Lajoie was striving desperately to win the American League championship and the Cleveland JNaps were playing a last game of the season at Bennett Park. I i Georee Mullin wanted to heln Laioie pet some extra base . knocks to pad his average. Larry got Red Corriden, now a Cub coach, to do that for him in 1908 against Ty Cobb in the fcame situation. Corriden gave him five hits by not fielding nything that went.near him at third, but Ban Johnson cleaned VP that scandal by taking all five hits away from Larry. But 'this was back in 1906 of which I speak, and about Mullin. , Muuin played the sucker role that year. He fairly pushed the ball up to Lajoie. He tossed it and did everything but walk tout of the box and lay it on the bat. , And Lajoie, greatest slugger of them all, couldn't , get a hit. Not a one. He swung with everything he had but kept popping them into the air all afternoon. The j explanation was easy. Lajoie was so used to getting i tough pitching that sucker tossing was new and . strange to him. : Sometimes a pitcher has everything and they knock him all 'ovcr the lot. Sometimes he has nothing and they can't get the ball out of the infield. Yep, hitting is funny. But the Tigers seem on their way out of their daze at the elate. If thev are. heaven help the Wrigley juicy fruits. I"IeRE I am wandering along like the old linguacious galoot I am and I've forgot to dwell Upon the real hero of the day. But the other 57 variety of picklers will tell you all about brave Thomas Tobasco Bridges. There is a guy with the heart of a real jungle Tiger. How he kept that curve ball of his working in that hurricane is more than Old Iffy knows. In three of the nine innings he walked the first man. then settled down to business. The ' Kgher the going the better he looked. o sorre VrA t of the r.ay e Ucn found an explanation cf ho the Trgers found : " ?' n t'i r ;- 15-' '' "i 1 the Dopesier rises to remark... dam has bust! S was exclusively announced brand of T.N.T. delivered out Big Fall Opening. LL of which brings Iffy to demdest ball club that was ever A GREAT hg na;-,n cf ball park this afternoon tr.ere Tigers Win, Hank Will Start Today in Spite of Injured Wrist When : A ; : , 7 , 1 TV ' " - ' , 1 1 ' v ' ' ' - - 1 i This picture shows everyone that figured in one of the Tigers' big scoring plays. Gehringer (No. 4) had just smacked a single to center with the bases filled. Bridges (No. 1), who was on third, is drawing up to cross the plate and White Doc X-Rays Tiger Js Paw and Finds It Fit for Fight Greenberg Heaves Sigh of Relief and Tears Out for a Date at Wrigley Field By Tod Rockwell Henry (Hank) Greenberg, first baseman of Detroit's Battalion of Death Infield, will start In his regular position when the Tigers and Cubs resume the World Series in Chicago Friday. This announcement was made by Dr. William E. Keane, the Tiger physician, after he had examined x-ray pictures of Greenberg's left wrist. The wrist was Injured In the seventh Inning of Thursday's gamo when Hank slid home, colliding violently with Gabby Hartnett. It was feared by Dr. Keane and Trainer Denny Carroll that Greenberg had been injured seriously. The aim and wrist swelled con siderably shortly after the game, causing discomfort and stiffness. All Ronr in l'la The physician ordered the x-ray to determine whether a fracture had been sustained. Examination of the films showed all bones of the wrist in perfect alignment and no fracture. Greenberg and the Bengal physician Just had time to catch the train for Chicago following the examination In Dr. Keane's office. Hank was relieved greatly to hear the physician's diagnosis. "Doc." he said, "I'd have played even if it'd been busted right In two." I Greenberg was Injured twice In the same seventh Inning. He re- ceived a free trip to first base j when he stopped one of Kowalik's i fast ones with his left elbow. j "That really hurt," said Hank, "but I didn't want anyone to get the Idea that I was having the least discomfort I didn't even rub my arm." Hank described the manner In which he was hurt at the plate: "I was coming home full go and saw that the play at the plate would be close. So I shot my feet out in front of me and caught my weight, with my right arm. I seemed to slide tifjht under Gabby and my left wrist doubled up and banged into him. A jolt of pain went thrnurth the arm, but at. that time I thought it crime from the belt I'd taken on tho elbow. "Guess my wrist was bent back farther than I thought. But my surprixe at being called out made me forget about it until the hand became numb a little while later." Numbness Cause Concern After the game, Dr. Keane examined the wrist and was concerned most about the numbness. He ordered the x-ray at that time. ! Greenberg experienced some diffi culty in dressing, especially witn the knot in his tie. He plainly was disturbed. Kaith.'ul Joe Rog?in, the Tiger batboy, and a newspaper man accompanied Hank to the physician's office. Joe staved close to Hank's side, though he knew he was running the chance of mi.-sing the train. Rogsin mentioned it to the . Tisr who has been his particular- , y close friend. "Never mind about the train, ! Joe," said Hank, en route to the I doctor's office. "We'll be in Chi-rnso at game time tomorrow if we hv-a to Wl.K. Mv.'be you'll get a re vwav Tnev ton. w. Hank," J'e ga:d sr.? ff an -. ; we ra- t e u-:,f '.!.- d w, h more '. the they msy ca'.l Gehringer's Single to undergo treatments on the train en route to Chicago. Which brought Carroll and his medicine-man magic Into the situation. "Yeah," Hank said, "just give me a couple of hours with Denny and I'll be all right. The arm is stiff now, but that's to be expected. Denny will bake it out of there and I'll be better than new tomorrow." The batboy and Greenberg arrived at the doctor's office ahead of Dr. Keane. Art assistant was waiting for the big first baseman. "Stand right over there, Joe," Hnnk said to his companion. Hank, without waiting to remove his coat, sat down before the machine and in a few minutes two I'lrnRc Turn tn Pay 18 Column 5 Statistics Standings w l ret, Chicago (XL) 1 1 .500 Detroit (AL) 1 1 .500 FIRST CAME II H E Chicago 3 7 0 Detroit 0 4 3 Warneke and Hartnett; Rowe and Cochrane, SECOND GAME Chicago 3 1 Detroit 8 9 2 Root, Henshaw, Kowalik and Hartnett; Bridges and Cochrane. Second Game Attendance 46,742 Receipts $144,725.00 Commissioner's share. 21.706.75 Players' pool 73.809.75 Each club's share .... 12.301.57 Each league's share... 12,301.57 Total Attendance 94.133 Receipts $250.157.00 Commissioner's share. 43 521.55 Plavers' pool 147.ftHO.07 Each club's share .... 21.63 25 Each league's share... 24,83.29 Ah, Rats! By Doc Hoist CHICAGO, Oct. 3-Charley Root, the left-handed Cub who pitches with his right, dug deep Into his j Sunday suit to drag out a 1CI1" handed alibi. "Nobody but a left-harder could have thought of this one," shouted Root at the top of his voice, which is somewhere around the ball on the Penobscot Building. Turning to Manager Charley Grimm. Root said: "Papa, the reason I lost that game today is because I cannot te.l a lie. Xo, that is what Georze Washington said. The reason I lost that game tooay, papa, is because I was scared by a hig rat that chased me undr the bleachers Wednesday. I musta s'.ill been trembling or snmethir? when I started to pi'rh th.s af'err.oon. Jlnreyt tO gr"jnes.a tj-a. j-a -g hro'n.-ht I b 3 j r e . 'a 8 to 3, and Drove Henshaw Levinsky Quit in First; Why Not the Cubs? By Paul Gallico The good old American spirit of Never Say Die caused incalculable suffering Thursday afternoon, and the Say Die School founded by King Levinsky, Camera and Max Baer rapidly is gaining adherents. It was apparent at about 1:37, at which time White singled, Cochrane doubled, Gehringer singled and Henry Greenberg banged a home run high up Into Greenberg's Public Gardens in left field, that the second World Series baseball game involving the Cubs and Tigers was over. Four runs had come in. It was evident immediately that Bridges has speed, control and his curve. It was freezing cold in the ball yard. Some 46,742 spectators were shivering nnd miserable in a high gale. Surrender at this point, it seems to me, would have been the most graceful of gestures. Ah, What a Day! The wind whistled a wintry tune. Clouds of dust sprang up from the diamond, choking players and umpires. The temperature was well below 50, and dropped even lower when the sun vanished behind heavy layers of gray clouds. The spectators shivered and shuddered and huddled and chattered and pounded their numb fingers, stamped their frozen toes, tried to emit yells from between chattering teeth and, except for the slight spiritual warmth fired by the commendable behavior of the Tigers at the bat, were desperately miserable. Oh, for nine Max Baers on the Chicago team. Would that Mr. Grimm had bent his knees at the plate as those hits rattled off Root's pitches, shaking his head wearily from side to side, and l murmured "No no no Wo ain't gonna get up." Oh, for a Lvinsky in the box to say to the umpire, while sitting on the rub- ! ber, "Don t let them hit me any t more" As it was, Root, was ex- cused from further punishment, but a fre.h victim was introduced, , and the grim business of playing : out the, never quitting, i never saying die. went on for the j full nine Innings. When It was ''c'lse Tirn f'i Vug'. 24 C'llun-n 6 me a nice big rat to put under the bleachers so I can have rny alibi ready in case Greenberg hits a home run against me Friday. "But vou know what, Charley? I You I rat know what 111 do with that I'll toss him a high fast one rizht around his co'.'.ar and scare him to death. That's what I'll do." Root, however, protested that the Another League The crowt was treated to an unusual siiht in the first inning, when the Cubs came rushing to the pitcher's box and gave Ro-' t a ta:kir.g to s"er Ghrir.jrer f drie, lar,ei for a h'.rre run, was blown foul f v a foot . it went over the Tl.'''.' : i w :.. A 4g in '-.e. pre 4 h'X fhout :d, "!'!. t ' Vr.a, a i"iy . rx ! -v i; - '. r a 1 :r a f " : I - . ' '1 " v f&-v r. i -l's d.f-'e-er: :a .a- from Mound in Fourth (No. 2), who was on second, is rounding third to the play. Cochrane (No. 3), who was on first, is single was the only clean hit in the fourth inning Four Straight Is Aim of Rejuvenated Tigers Thursday's Smashing Victory Brings New Spirit to Cochrane s Gang ' By W. W. Edgar "It's too bad' for those Cubs now. We're hitting and we'll be champions of the World by Sunday night," shouted the smiling gang of Tigers as they stomped into the dressing room after squaring the Series with their National League rivals Thursday afternoon. These words chorused above the din of spiked shoes biting Into the vooden floor and formed the chant of one and ail as the Bengals mauled little Tommy Bridges for hurling them to victory. Little Tee from Tennessee was too tickled to say much, but managed to remark, "The boys sure were hitting and I didn't have to do much pitching out there with a feven-run lend. We'll he hard to stop from now on." As the photographers surrounded Tommy and shot him in all sorts of poses. Schoolboy Rowe stretched his big frame to its full height anr. shouted, "You guys get a bad break. The photographers in Chicago get the big pictures when we win the title in Chicago and I hope to be the pitcher 4n that. one. It's sure a tough break for you guys." The atmosphere of the Tigers' quarters was In great contrast to that of the day before, when everything was silent. Thursday bedlam reigned as the Tigers went around yelling, slapping backs and greeting well wishers. Mickey Is Happy Again And: the biggest smile of all was the one adorning Cochrane's face. "I knew they couldn't keep us down forever," Mike shouted as he slammed his glove and chest protector down in a heap in the corner of his cage. "We've been hitting hard all year and I knew sooner or later we d bust out in the Series. When we're hiuine we're a tough club to beat and the Cubs will find that out. Watch us go from here on." "I figured little Tommy would do it," Cochrane beamed. "He had plenty of. stuff. dpit.e cold weather, and he would have showed thoe Cubs some pitching If he would have been foired to. But he eased un after getting that lead. "It will be Auker In the opener in Chicago and the Cub3 will look Root's Amazing Alibi N'avin Field rat didn't have any collar. "This rat of mine, he came at me in the nude," Root satd. "and did he show me a lot of teeth; That baby had more tee-h than those old Middletown (O.) clue laws." That a rat did chase'ey cannot be denied. Larry French said that back of the left-field bleachers, where they warmed up, he saw a half-dozen, all big. French, however, refused to say that ar.y of them cha5ej hum. "The ris I saw." he said, "wer a'.i tame ones. I could have played catch w.'h ore ):".. fellow." But Root stick' to his s'ory that hi3 rat took af'er him. "Maybe he just was trying to catch me for an au'ee-aph, maybe.'' said Root, shaking rus head sort of ru77!ed. "K it be d.dr.t lrk that k.r.d of a rit to rr.e." bV te tr.e ' -g R ; -a d E tat h "i Even Serie score the Tigers' second run on on his way to third. Gehringer's three-run spree. at something they've never seen before when ho starts shooting that under-hand delivery at them." Taken to Cleaners "What was the matter with Root, didn't he have anything on the ball in that first Inning?" someone "He" had stuff alright," Mickey s-hot back, "but did you ever start a fire in a wind? If it gets bead-way, you have a helluva time wi'h it and Root found that out early. We Just started a fire and he couldn't get it out. That's all." Nearby stood Elden (Joe, College) Auker, whose task it will be to try and conquer the Cubs in the third game. "I'm ready for thoe birds riuht now." he shouted, "I never felt better in my lite, i wih it was game time tomorrow." When the din quieted down a bit old Goose Goslin snt on the stool in front of his locker and rhuekled. "That's the first time I've known a left fielder to make a catch in right center like I did out there In the third inning on Henshaw's fly. "You know that hall was hit right at me and I veiled 1 got It.' Then the wind Rot hold of it and I The Babe 'Fields' One Babe Ruth got. In'o the mi World Series at Navin Field Thursday. In the fourth Inning, Fred Llndstrom hit a fast foul into the first-base side of the press box. The Babe calmly stood up and caught it as the crowd, recognizing his huge bulk, arose and cheered. And the Babe responded with one of his best bows. had to keep right after it. I heard Jo-Jo holler, but I waved him away and I was as surprised ss anybody after the cafrh when I saw I was In richt ren'er field. That wind iure was hell out there " "I just guM those Cub" all found something out 'nis arternoon, drawled White. "I started if. with a left hook, Ml' key found their chin with a double, then Gehringer jabbed them wi'h a single, and old Hank Greenberg over there just knocked them a'.l out with that homer in the first. Yes. suh. those Cubs fourd out something and they alt will find out some more befoie we're throtiL'h wih them." Meanwhile the players dressed quickly Hr.d began parking their bags for a hurried trip to Chicago. As Schoolboy Rowe folded his grey travelling uniform into his b?e and hung the white home, ou'fit on the hook, he sounded the keynote of the T;gis' battle cry when he shouted: "That s the last time I".! be wearing thtsa white one, cause all we need is the grey one. We'U be the champicns Sunday night. We all are hitting now and its Just too bad for the Cubs." Tabltha Scores Upset in Laurel's Feature LAUREL. Ml . O. 3-i X. P.) j A. J. Sarketfs Tabitha, ! only one tic in 1j pre-itnis year, surpit.-eu th Laurel bv taii.rz tr.e n I yard feiur. wr.:-!i a- ! th -ee-yea r-c ' i The;-:'' r r ' '."I- - ' i! rnore ear:-." ' 'f. cotiut .tn I s" " i -- ' ' ird !.:r."'.er H 1 J ,r i f ous s"-ms t at ie ar:-l :--. i z x Game Clinched in Firstfnning Storm of Hits Bridges Checks Cubs Easily While Mates Rout Tvo Rivals By Charles P. Ward The Tigers put on a Joe Louis opening in their World Series battle with the Chicago Cubs at Navin Field Thursday, and their opponents wound up as the opponents of the Brown Bomber usually wind up-stretched out on a flat surface i with an ear cocked for the love call of the cuckoo. The score was 9 to 3. It was cold, cold is the ncse nf Sam McGef. at Navin Field Thurs-. day. so the Tigers settled the question of victory or defeat in the first inning. They pounded the vet- eran Charley Root for four hits and lour runs before he could get anybody out and then settled down to watch Tommy Bridges coast to a rather easy triumph. Lit tin Tee from Tennessee wan In fine farm Thursday and shut out tho Cubs until the Tiscru had amassed a Keven-run lead, ile was piven uteadicr support than that Riven Schoolboy Rowe in Wednesday's opener, and never was In serious trouble. BOX SCOKE ON PAGE 18 Tommy held the Chicagoans to six hits, only two of which were grouped in one inning. It looked as if he would pitch a shutout until the fifth, when an error by Hank Greenberg and a scratchy single by Bill Jurges, gave the Cubs their first run. The Cubs used three hurlers in the effort to check the Tigers, Roy Henshaw, a southpaw, and Fabian Kowalik. a right-hander, following Root to the mound. Henshaw came to Root s assistance In the uproarious first inning and stuck around until the fourth, when a three-run attack forced him to heat a strateeic retreat to the clubhouse. Kowalik finished and held the Detroit scoring down to one run In the last four Innings. I wo nr the runs the Tigers scored in their first inning assault on Root were the result of a blue ribbon home run bv Hank Greenhere. Coming up with Charley Gehrinjter on the runways. Hank lined a Root p ten high into tho temporary bleachers In left field and directly into a strong wind that blew toward the plate throughout the game It was the Tigers' first home run of the series and It was a good one. Four Hits In a Row Hank was the fourth man to face Root In the festive first and his finishing blow. White, Cochrane and Gehringer, who preceded him also had hit safely. The Tigah Man started the fun with a single. Cochrane foilowed with a double and Gehringer chipped in with another single to soften Root up for the finisher. The victory of the Tigers evened the Series at one game a piece and helped to warm the hearts of the 4'iTt2 who braved the wmtiv blasts to be in on the party. After the game, bo'h teams moved on to Chicago, where the Series will be continued Fiiday, Saturday ami Sunday. The war will he brought back to Xavin Field Monday should a sixth game be necessary to decide the set. Although elated at their triumph, the Tigers moved westward Thursday night somewhat uncertain about the future. Hank Greenberg wrenched his wrist sliding into home plate tn the seventh inning of Thursday's battle, and although it was announced that he would be able to play Friday, the Tigers could not help wondering whether he would be able to give his best. Although Greenberg produced the longest blow in Thursday's game, he was not the batting star. That honor went to Charles Leonard Gehringer. who kicked in with two timely singles In three official times at bat. Charley's first blow scored Cochrane in the first. Inning and his second sent home Bridges and White in the fourth. Gehringer scored two of the Tigers' eight runs. Three I p and Three Out The Tigers looked like the hat-tling Rentals from tre s'art. Bridges walked t.alan. me nisi an.i . t0 (.. e him. but. caused rvraun i j hit a bounder back to me di ami engineered a nifty double p:av. Tommy topped the inmr of ty sinking out LimU'rum sr. i the crowd ro-ired. The Tiger half of the first inmm began like a major offensive in the World War. with a burst, of shell (ire that drove Root from the hull and the crowd almost rrary. White led of! wi'h a single to left after working the court to three balls and two sttikes. C-hran took a strike, then measured the right, field foul line with a d uVe that scored White. The Tic ih Man flattened out like a whippet to make the trip from f.rst bs.J to the plate. Af-er Gehringer's drive r.vr the right f.ei t wall had g-r.e fnul by a or so. Charley singled to center, scoring Cochrane. Jeer Turn to Cheers There wis a cackle of anticipation when Greenberg stepped to tr.e rla'e. It turr.ei to a roar of der; as Har.t swung hard but fu'i.e-! at Root s p.-ch. But on tre next one. Oreer.rer drove a terr'.!? hone run into the lef. field ttar.ds and trotted areund the b-xvt m G '- r.riger's f-K.-tster as the crowd !! gi'he-h.e l exc. 1 a-.! t', t-

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