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Hank Flattens pEma Molds 'Em 22 DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, October 5, 1945 Cub Just Too MulcM Fireball. 3-Run Smash in 5th Beats Cubs, 4 to I 1 rfF -S' A T- -v irji rv A A. -ei- V-hXi 1 I I hi iiiwiUMiiiin iiitiihiiiiiisMiiMiiiiirfii mi lit- Hitfwnirn.i7irrrii 1 1 i 5, STEVE O'NEDLL HANK GREENBERG Hank gets a slap on the back as he rounds third base Trucks 9 Hurling Hailed by Tigers 'Give Virgil the Hank Shouts as Pals Singf Praises BY JAMES ZEKILLI Paul Richards, who has spent 20 years in baseball as catcher, infielder, coach and manager, is not one to praise often. Tigers Even Series on Virgil's Pitching Continued from Page One repetition of the drive he belted into the stands at St. Louis last Sunday with the bases loaded in the ninth inning.

That four-bagger clinched the World Series berth for Detroit and sent the big slugger into his fourth post-season classic. lie went into it with a record ef hitting one homer in each of the other three, and he kept that record intact. In 1934 against the Cardinals he belted a homer, in 35 he hit another and then followed up in 1940 against Cincinnati. BUT HE NEVER picked a better spot than the one he chose Thursday. The Tigers made only seven hits off Wyse, twenty-two-game winner for the National League champions.

Coupled with the six they picked up off Hank Borowy the previous day they now have made 13. AH but Hank's four-bagger were singles, whereas the Cubs, now boasting 20 safeties after two games, have battered fences for one home run (Cavarretta), one triple (Nicholson) ar.d four doubles (Cavarretta, Johnson, Fafko and Hack). Up until Greenberg's wallop, the speedy Chicagoans once more had outplayed their slower rivals. WITH THEIR two sensational fly chasers, Lowery and Andy Pafko, leading the way. they had kept the Tiger attack in a state of futility.

Twice the fleet-footed Bruins turned singles into doubles. In the sixth, Pafko raced back to the 410-foot mark for a spectacular one-handed catch of a liner by Rudy York. But nothing they could do was able to overcome the power in the bat of the soldier who finds a tense situation to his liking. AT GAME TIME the rising temperature had reached a comfortable sunny 60 and the fans warmed up with it. They had a short-lived scare in the first inning when Hack beat out his hit to deep short and was bunted to second by Don Johnson.

Then came Lowery's single and the throw by Greenberg that nailed Hack at home. WYSE retired the Tigers in order in the first. Trucks wheeled his fast one past the Cubs in the second. Then the Tigers threatened in the second. Roy Cullenbine walked after Greenberg filed to Pafko.

Wyse fanned York on three called strikes. Outlaw singled over third, Cullenbine stopping at second. But Richards was out at first to end the threat. Trucks fanned Wyse to open the third. Hack picked up a scratchy hit when he hit to York.

Trucks hurried over to cover first, but changed his mind about taking the throw and Hack was safe. Virgil fanned Johnson for the third out. WYSE HAD breezed past the tail end of the Tiger batting order in the third. The Cubs took a one-run lead in the fourth. one out Cavarretta hit Turn to Page 23, Column All Even! CHICAGO (NL) y- w.

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W. EDGAR "Whew! Is that guy fast?" With these five words, chorused by the entire Chicago Cub squad as it filed into the dressing room, the National League Champions shook off their 4 to 1 defeat by the Tigers that squared the series. "That Trucks is the fastest thing I have seen in baseball in several years," Charlie Grimm, the Cub pilot, explained. "And if he looked that fast to me down there on the third base coaching line, imagine what he must have looked like to those fellows up there at the plate," GRIMM was satisfied with the showing of his club and admitted that it was just too much Trucks even though he claimed it was a bad break that really beat the Cubs. The bad break came," he said, "when Greenberg tagged Wyse for that three-run homer In the fifth.

It was a high, inside curve that hung up there and Greenberg belted it. And what a poke! I knew it was a homer the moment it left his bat." Standing nearby was Wyse, who nodded assent to the words of his manager. WAS TRYING for the cor ner," he pointed out," and the ball didn't break when it should. That's all there was to it. But Hank sure laid into it.

As a mat ter of fact, it was a bad ball. Hank had 'taken one' just like it a mo ment before, tried the same kind of a pitch again. That was the big mistake." Wyse was not downcast bv the incident that brought about his defeat, "it's one of those things that happen to a pitcher," he said, and then went about the business of dressing. Grimm took up the conversation again, between shouts by Andy Lotshaw, the Cub trainer, who kept screaming: "We'll get it back tomorrow, boys." "YOTJ KNOW," Grimm remarked, "we saw that fellow Trucks once before. He pitched for Great Lakes aeainst us nnd he was plenty tough that day, too.

Dur, Doy, ne sure was fast out there today. And when a team gets pitching like that, the other team is in a jam." The Cubs didn't do any moaning. They took the defeat in stride. Here and there you could hear a whisper, planned on two out of three over here and two out of three in our park. We still can reach that goal." Aside from having their pride hurt a wee bit, the Cubs also lost Paul Gillespie, their catcher, for the rest of the 'series.

He provoked an old knee Injury in ninth Inning while running to first base. Grimm announced that Thompson Livingston, who caught the first game, would be behind the bat the rest of the way. "It was just another day, boys," Grimm shouted in parting, "and Friday it may be different." FurgolEquals McSpaden's 66 TACOMA, Wash. (IP) Harold McSpaden, of Sanford. and Ed Furgol, of Detroit, leveled Fir crest's roller coaster fairways, flattened its humped greens Thurs day and carded four-under-par 66s to set the pace in the first round of the $10,500 Tacoma Open.

Only a dozen came in at par or better for the first 18 holes of the 72-hole event. On the heels of the leaders were Sgt. Jim Ferrier, of San Fran cisco, and Jack Gage, of San Bernardino, Calif with respective 67 and 68. Five players were grouped at 69 and three, including Byron Nelson, of Toledo, were even par. Newark Enters 'Little Series' MONTREAL Newark qualified Thursday night for the Little World Series against the Louisville Colonels, of the American Association, as it downed Montreal, 5 to 1, in the seventh and deciding battle of the International League playoffs.

Four-hit pitching by Frank Hiller and timely batting by the veteran backstop Bill Steinecke won the game. Breaks Ice CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (JP) Bill Bingham, who returned to his athletic director post at Harvard Monday, made his first ruling Thursday when he declared Harvard football would be on a formal basis and. just to prove it, scheduled a game with Yale at New Haven for Dec. 1.

Signed hy Oakland OAKLAND, Calif. (U.R) Vic Marino, broad-shouldered "little dynamo" from Ohio State, was signed to an Oakland Giant football contract Wednesday, 1 -1 1 Associated Press Photo Trucks in the Tiger dressing room. To me," Paul said, "Virgil has come up with two outstanding performances in a row. "THERE WAS THAT game in St. Louis Sunday where he yielded only three hits in 5 innings and then there was this one in which he beat the Cubs.

"Talk about Paul went on, "he bucked it in grand fashion. Remember, this boy just came out of the Navy last week and he was asked to turn back the best. "Manager Steve O'Neill sure put the job of getting us back in the World Series running in capable hands. "But what I liked most about him was the way he pitched hard and confidently all the way." IN ANOTHER corner of the room, Hank Greenberg was receiving congratulations for his three-run homer that supplied the difference. "Give Virgil the credit, boys," he said.

"When you consider the fact that for the last two years he has pitched only occasionally, and must have fought hard trying to hold co-ordination, then you'll appreciate his feat. "He sure was in charge all the way." While in the service, Trucks won 28 games and lost one. The setback was by a 4-3 count in Honolulu against the Army All-Stars. GREENBERG NOW has hit four series homers and Detroit won three of the game concerned. His others were against Dizzy Dean, St.

Louis, in 1934; off Charles Root, Chicago, 1935, and Junior Thompson, Cincinnati, 1940. Greenberg said he belted a curve off Hank Wyse Thursday. When klddingly told that good hitters do not know what type of delivery they hit, Hank came back with: "Who said I was a good hitter?" A local firm will give Hank 12 pair of nylon stockings, or to any Tiger getting a homer at Briggs Stadium. Hank, naturally, was besieged by a few of the boys who happened to recall the reward. He said he would have to call in his partner, Jimmy Outlaw, on any deal.

"Jimmy and I made an agreement that whoever would get Turn to Page 24, Column Buffalo team in the International League, was among the early arrivals. He sat along the third base side and had a great time. Bucky is a bit gray around the temples. But after all it is 21 years since he was "Boy Manager" of the Washington Sena-Turn to Page 23, Column 5 HANK'S SPECIALTY 'Autographs' Ball with Bat When Hank Greenberg hit his three-run homer in the fifth Inning to assure the Tigers of victory, he fulfilled a pre-game promise. Shortly before the game started, a petite young lady called Hank as he was warming ufr "Will you please autograph rd "Haven't time now, big Henrj called back, "but 111 autograprt a ball this afternoon with bat and well both be happy." Ratte4 for In tBatted for Erickion neventh Innlnr In ninth inninc DETROIT (AMERICAN LEAGUE) But he went all-out for Virgil Army, Navy in First Test Middies Drill Hard for Powerful Duke NEW YORK (U.R) Army and Navy, rated at the top of the collegiate football heap, face their first real competition of the 1945 season Saturday with the Navy-Duke game at Durham, N.

regarded as the day's best contest. Duke, aiming at another Rose Bowl invitation, scored 136 points in its first two games and displayed depth as well as starting power. Coach Eddie Cameron "pointed" his Blue Devils for Navy, and the Middies, remember ing an unexpected defeat last year in an early-season game with Georgia Tech, prepared in deadly earnestness for the clash. EASTERN attention also cen tered on the Yale-Holy Cross game, with Yale, unbeaten Eastern champ in 1944, the underdog. Pennsylvania, another powerhouse, meets Dartmouth.

Other games include Syracuse-Columbia, Boston 1 le e-Brown, Harvard-Tufts, Penn State-Colgate, Pittsburgh- Bucknell. Marquette-Villanova, Temple-NYU and Princeton-Lafa yette. Top intersectional game of the day is the Notre Dame-Georgia Tech contest. This renewal of a long and colorful series was regarded as a tossup, since both teams are comparatively green. The Midwest offered- no out standing game, but there was a renewal of several good rivalries, i 1 ing Minnesota-Nebraska, Wisconsin-Purdue and Oklahoma Texas A.

M. Illinois and In diana meet in a "consolation" bat tie. Both suffered upsets last week. OHIO STATE plays Iowa in a Big Ten game, and Tulsa meets uraite. Southern headliners are the Alabama-Louisiana State game, In which Alabama's Harry Gilmer bids for individual honors; Florida-Tulane, with Florida seeking national recognition, and Auburn-Mississippi State.

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ERA 0 l.OOO 1.00 1 .000 23.63 0.00 A 6.AO .000 0.00 1 a 4 7 0 2 0 1 1 .1 3 1 A A 1 first came, first came, first came. PITCHING SrMMART CHICAGO NATIONAL I.KAftrKl 1 1 1 CG IP EK BB hO HP 196A0640 06S44S10 02200110 DETROIT (AMERICAN LEAGCE CG IP EK BB MO WP Borowy Wyae Erickson Trnckt Newh outer Benton Tobln Mueller 1 9 7 IVb 1 3 4 2 1 7 0 9 rree Press pnoto CATCHER PAUL GILLESPIE what a turn it was at Stake Cubs' Park Dressed Up Wrigley Field Hums with Series Activity Special to the Free Press CHICAGO Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, spic and span from the front gate to the last skillet in the concession stands, is ready for the opening of Chicago's share of the World Series Saturday. The North Side layout was swarming with workmen Thursday, preparing the stands and diamond for action. The outer walls will be practically a solid mass of bunting when preparations are complete. The rails of the grandstands are decked out in the same fashion.

ANDY FRALN called a final dress rehearsal of his staff of ushers Thursday. This year something new has been added in the form of portable radio telephone sets with which ushers assigned to the distant reaches of the grandstand can communicate with Andy. Four thousand chairs have been added to the box-seat sections, bringing the seating capacity to 41,700. Bleacher seats will go on sale at 7 a. m.

Saturday. When these are gone 2,500 standing room admissions will be offered. Associated Press Photo COMPOSITE SCORE BY INNINGS (hieaco (National Leacue) 4 0 3 1 3 A 10 Detroit (American Leacue) 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 Earned runs Chieaco (NL) 10. Detroit (AL) 4. Sacrifices Lowrer.

Borowy. Johnson. Double plays Chieaco (NL) (2). Hushes. Johnson and Cavarretta: Johnson.

Huches and Cavarretta. Stolen baoes Johnson, Pafko. Left on bases Chieaco (NL) 13. Detroit (AL) 17. Passed balls Richards t.

Times or eamea 2:10. 1:47. 1 mpirrs Summers (AL), Jorda (NL) Passarellav (AL). Conlan (NL). Attendance-First same.

54.837 aeeond game. Receipts First came. 221.833; aeeond came. S220.394. Ruff in Bout Holds Key Chalky Pits Skill Against Speed Here Tim CARD Bobby Ruffin, New York, vs.

Chalky Wright, Los Angeles, 135 pounds, 10 rounds. Alvin Small, Indianapolis, vs. Vern Mitchell, Detroit, 190 pounds, 6 rounds. Fist Dever, Grand Rapids, vs. Jim Stewart, Detroit, 140 pounds, 5 rounds.

Jim Carroll, Detroit, vs. Alvin Howell, Detroit, 140 pounds, 5 rounds. Marty Farro, Detroit, vl. Terry Smith, Detroit, 140 pounds, 4 rounds. Paul Darby, Detroit, vs.

Booker Washington, Detroit, 160 pounds, 4 rounds. Flovd Brenner, Grand Rapids, vs. Viillie Taylor, Detroit, 175 pounds, 4 rounds. First bout at 8:30 p. m.

Chalky Wright, the aged lightweight, will stake his position among the top men of his class at Olympia Friday night when he meets Bobby Ruffin, the rugged New Yorker, over the 10-round route. Both are eager for a shot at the title and their chances to hit the heights depend on the outcome of Friday's bout. Ruffin is the type who likes a brawl and the rougher the better; Wright is a crafty boxer, but may have trouble evading Ruffin's charges. THERE IS little to choose between the two as far as a public choice is concerned, and Matchmaker Nick Londes is counting on a good turnout for what he predicts will be a great fight. Five other bouts are on the card, with most of the punching power concentrated in the semifinal in which Vern Mitchell, Detroit heavyweight, encounters Alvin Small, a newcomer from Indianapolis.

Series Game on Air Friday The scheduled four-hour interruption to telephone service Friday will not interfere with the broadcasting of the World Series baseball game, according to Mrs. Frances Smith, president of the Michigan Federation of Telephone Workers. Mrs. Smith said arrangements have been made to keep operators which maintain "pipe" lines from Briggs Stadium on their jobs during the demonstration scheduled to take place from 2 to I p. m.

(EST). "Cutting off the World Series would certainly make the public angry at us," said Mrs. Smith. Rise and Shine COLUMBUS. O.

The Ohio State University junior varsity football squad will open a six-game schedule here Friday at 4 p. m. against the Fletcher General Hospital eleven. Dan Dillon la coaching the Buckeye "Bs." SECOND GAME SIDELIGHTS AB II A Hack.Sb 0 0 2 Johnaon.2b 0 0 2 4 4 0 2 3 0 CavarrettaJb 4 118 0 4 0 0 4 0 3 0 1-20 GMespie.c 4 0 0 Hughes.ss 3 0 0.2 2 Wyse.p 2 0 0 0 0 Secory 1 0 0 0 0 Erickson.p 0 0 0 0 0 fBecker 1 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 7 24 8 DETROIT (AL) AB II A Webb.ss 4 12 0 4 Mayob 3 10 3 3 Cramer.cf 4 13 2 0 3 112 1 Cullenbine.rf 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 11 1 4 0 110 Richards.c 4 0 0 5 0 Trucks.p 3 0 0 1 1 Totals 31 4 7 27 10 National League 'Brains' Available to Cub Pilot -v w-usa ww Jv a-. IMIMMssMMMaBaBm 't -N.

-e. -Vf'- If free advice means anything in a world series, the Chicago Cubs hold a big edge on the Tigers. Before each game Charlie Grimm, the Cub manager, plays host to many of his brother National League managers. And each of them has a bit of advice to offer. Prior to Thursday's game.

Bill McKechnie, of the Reds. Bill Terry, former manager of the New York Giants, and even Ford Frick, National League president, were visitors in the Cubs dugout. In contrast, the American League pilots leave Steve O'Neill alone. He has to handle the battle of strategy alone. Mrs.

A. B. (Happy) Chandler, wife of the baseball commissioner, and her two daughters, are giving up their box seats for Friday's game. They are turning the tickets over to the wounded service men ucky Harris, manager of. the Batted for Wyse in seventh.

fBatted for Erickson in ninth. Chicago (NL) 00 0 100 0 0 01 Detroit (AL) 0 00 040 00 1 Runs batted in Nicholson, Cramer, Greenberg 3. Two-base hits Cavarretta, Hack. Home runs Greenberg. Sacrifice Johnson.

Earned runs Chicago (NL) 1, Detroit (AL) 4. Left on bases Chicago (NL) 8, Detroit (AL) 7. Bases on bails Off Wyse 3 (Cullenbine 2, Mayo); off Erickson 1 (Greenberg); off Trucks 3 (Hughes, Hack, Nicholson). Strikeouts By Wyse 1 (York); by Trucks 4 (Wyse, Johnson 2, Becker); by Erickson 1 (Trucks). Pitching summary Wyse, 5 hits, 4 runs in 6 innings; Erickson 2 hits, 0 runs in 2 Innings.

Losing pitcher Wyse. Umpires Jorda (NL) plate; Tassarella (AL) lb; Conlan (NL) 2b; Summers (AL) 3b. Time 1:47. Attendance 53,630, jMinr---1 N-s -4 wkA44o. GOOD ADVICE Three leading members of Detroit staff, Frankie Overmire, Dizzy Trout and Tiger dressing room.

Trucks apparently put it Virgil Trucks, listen Intently as Veteran Tommy to good use Thursday. Now it's Overmire to try, Bridges (right) gives some pitching advice in the the tips out against the Cubs Friday..

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