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Win, Lose or Draw
The New Boy Around Town: Skip Stahley
This new fellow among the community college coaches. Neil
(Skip) Stahley of George Washington University, has more reason to
moan and seems to do less of it than his colleagues within a radius of
many miles. Maybe, at only 38, he’s still too young to have developed
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in the Moaning Low Club of Coaches of America,
College Division. Or maybe he’s just a bom op
Skip Stahley is an easy-to-meet but rugged
sort of a character who, when he recently accept
ed the job at G. W., joined the ranks of the have
nots of postwar college football. Among other
things, he doesn’t have much material, by present
standards, at least. He doesn’t have much of a
schedule, no private practice field, no stadium, no
training table, no big athletic fund backing him.
It wasn’t until midsummer that he even knew
for sure he'd have a football team to coach.
Skip and his players dress in G. W.’s minute
and ancient gymnasium, more or less reverently
called the ''Tin Can,” and pile into an aged bus
which transports them to some open field for
practice. Nobody can be sure where practice will
dp neia. ax. xne moment tne colonials are drilling on a piece of
ground just under that wonderful monument to modem engineering
and government—the Fourteenth Street Bridge—and they have ap
proximately the same privacy as a guy w’ho's fixing a flat on the
same bridge at 6 p.m., w'hen the rush is on.
Fresh Fields Distract All Enemy Agents
Stahley has thwarted any potential rival scouts to date by using
what Mr. Bob Duncan, the director of publicity, terms the “Uncon
scious Method.”
"We started on one field and were thrown off,” explains Mr.
Duncan. "We moved to another patch of turf, which belonged to the
District Public Parks, or some such outfit, and were removed because
our fellows were wearing cleats and scarring the ground. Now we re
here in Virginia, fingers crossed.”
Don't get the idea that G. W. hired a Johnny-Come-Lately when
Stahley was signed, nor that Skip wras ignorant as to iack of
facilities and material when he agreed to terms. Stahley may be
the youngest head coach in this section, but he’s been around.
Skip graduated from Penn State, where he was a three-sports
man. before he W'as 21. He immediately joined Dick Harlow at
Western Maryland (this was back in 1930) and was assistant foot
ball coach and head basketball guy.
Colonial Pilot Is No Green Pea
Stahley head-coached Delaware in 1934 and was Harlow's field
coach, a novel title, from 1935 through 1940. From 1941 through
1943 he was head coach at Brown before entering the Navy, in
which he attracted national attention with his San Diego eleven.
This fellow is no green pea. Moreover, he’s a confirmed single
wingback coach and he’s sticking to his formation. If only for the
sake of variety, then, George Washington should be interesting
inasmuch as every other team in this section—Georgetown, the Red
skins. Maryland and Navy—are playing the "T.”
There are those who are surprised that G. W. landed a coach
like Stahley. There are a few who insist that if G. W. doesn't
come up with a winner this year football will be dropped and G. W.
will become a “basketball school,” such as Long Island, Rhode Island
State, Wyoming and others. Be that as it may, Stahley knows the
When Dr. Marvin Melted An 'Iron Man'
All of which is remindful of an incident which happened per
haps 20 years ago. when a George Washington coach named Maude
, Crumm was coaching the Colonials. Maude had only 11 players
worthy of varsity rating, plus four others reasonably robust and per
sistent enough to pull on uniforms.
Crumm went unbeaten, or nearly so, even licking Fordham,
and the press began to call his team the “Iron Men.” The big game
at the time was with Catholic University and while the epic was
in interesting stages, a G. W. player roughed up a C. U. man.
This was embarrassing, so the story goes, to President Cloyd
H. Marvin of G. W„ who was sitting with the C. U. boss man in
a box. “Take that man out of there,” ordered Dr. Marvin, speaking
to Crumm, and Maude twisted on the bench and pleaded, “but,
Doctor. I only have 11 players!”
_ “Then.” thundered Dr. Marvin, “play ’em with 10 men!”
PRESIDENT GETS FREEBIE—A gold pass for all National Foot
ball League games was presented to President Truman yester
day at the White House by Bert Bell, league commissioner
(center), and George P. Marshall, president of the Redskins.
—Harris ti Ewing.
Bergman Fears Steeler Power,
But Thinks Redskins Will Win
By Lewis F. Atchison
“It's a typical Sutherland team,”
said Dutch Bergman, commenting
on the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will
help the Redskins unwrap a new
National Football League season
Sunday at Griffith Stadium. “Doc's
players always are letter-perfect in
fundamentals and this team is no
exception. They tackle like house
wives turned loose at a bargain
counter and their blocking is a work
of art.
"Another thing,” continued tht
executive assistant to the* Redskin
president, “the Steelers are in great
physical condition. It’s the best
conditioned Pittsburgh team I’ve
seen in the last few years. Take
that big >tackle, Joe Coomer, for
example. He always looked as
though he’d just been pumped up
at the comer gasoline station, but
no more. That guy must have
taken off 50 pounds, and he still
weighs—I don’t know, but it must
be 250.
"I think the Redskins will beat
them Sunday, but I don’t think
Turk Edwards and the boys have
any setup. It’s going to be a hard,
bruising game and you know Bill
Dudley always is dangerous. He’ll
make it interesting for any of these
Bergman hasn’t seen the Steelers
since they paddled the Richmond
Arrows in an exhibition game a
couple of weeks ago, but that peek
was enough to convince him that
Commissioner Bert Bell was not
practicing elocution when he pre
dicted that Art Rooney’s club would
be up this season. Mr. Bell was
here yesterday, and in tow of George
Marshall was led off to the White
House to present a gold season pass
to President Truman.
Major League Standings and Schedules
Yesterday's Results.
Wash., 6—7; Phila., 3—4.
Boston, 5; New York, 2.
Chicago, 4; Cleveland. 1.
St. Louis, 8; Detroit, 7.
, Games Today
Wash, at Philadelphia.
St. Louis at Detroit.
Only games scheduled.
Games Tomorrow.
Washington at Boston.
St. Louis at Chicago.
Cleveland at Detroit.
Only games scheduled.
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Phila., 11; Brooklyn, 9.
Cincinnati, 6; St. Louis. 0.
Boston. 6; New York, 6.
Pitts., 6; Chi., 5 (16 in’gsi.
Games Today
Philadelphia at Brooklyn
Boston at New York (2).
Pittsburgh at Chicago.
Only games scheduled.
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Pittsburgh at Cine. (2>.
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Red Win Over Cards Final Gift to Tired'M'Kechnie
Victory Lets Dodgers
Take on New Hope
In Pennant Chase
By the Associated Press
It is doubtful today if any major
league baseball manager ever bowed
out with more satisfaction than
William B. (Wilkinsburg Bill) Mc
Kechnie, erstwhile boss of the Cin
cinnati Reds.
McKechnie managed his last
game for the Reds last night. He
was “fired” three days ago. His final
act as the Redleg boss was to mas
termind his hirelings to a 6-0 vic
tory over the St. Louis Cardinals—
an act which might cause the Brook
lyn Dodgers—a team Bill admits he
dislikes—to nose out the club he
formerly managed for the National
League flag.
McKechnie knew full well that the
Dodgers, who earlier in the season
he had accused of “dirty playing”
against his Reds, had lost, 11-9, to
the Philadelphia Phillies. A St.
Louis victory would just about seal
Brooklyn’s pennant hopes as it
would give the Cards a two-game
advantage with only three games
wallers ntcnes ureat Uame.
He nominated Bucky Walters, al
ways a tough cookie for the Cards,
to pitch. Walters pitched one of
the finest games of the season to
blank the Birds with seven hits.
Twice McKechnie signaled for sac
rifices and each time it paid off. In
the ninth, even through the Reds
owned a 3-0 lead, he ordered Bobby
Adams to bunt Ed Lukon to second
so that a single would give Cin
cinnati an insurance run. He or
dered Bob Usher, a fast man, to
run for Lukon and, sure enough,
Bert Haas came through with a
single to score Usher. The defeat
left the Cards still one game ahead
of the Dodgers.
Brooklyn, showing signs of crack
ing under the terrific strain of
chasing the Cardinals, blew a three
run lead in the ninth when the Phils
came up with five runs to win. Al
together the Dodgers used eight
pitchers to set a new league record.
Scoring five runs in the first
inning, the Boston Baves dead
locked the Chicago Cubs for third
place by defeating the New York
Giants, 6-5. The Cubs lost a 16
inning game to Pittsburgh by a sim
ilar score when Billy Cox singled in
Lee Handley. Ralph Kiner took over
the National League home run lead
ership with his 23d home run.
Feller Six Short of Strikeout Tie.
Bobby Feller fanned 10 to boost
his season’s strikeout total to 337,
only 6 short of Rube Waddell’s
listed record. However, Feller once
again received poor hitting support;
from his mates and dropped a 4-1:
decision to Joe Haynes and the
Chicago White Sox.
Despite Hank Greenberg's 42d
home run, the Detroit Tigers were
beaten by the St. Louis Browns, 8-7,
as the Browns’ Vern Stephens
clouted a homer and two singles.
Joe Dobson pitched the American
League champion Boston Red Sox
to their 103d victory with a five-hit
5-2 win over the New York Yankees.
Coach Hanley Quits
Rockets in Dispute
By tha Associated Press
CHICAGO. Sept. 26.—The Chi
cago Rockets today owned their
first Ail-America Conference vic
tory, but they also were hunting a
new coach to succeed Veteran Rich
ard E. (Dick) Hanley, who left the
club in a row with Owner John L.
With the Rocket season only
three games old, Hanley said he
was forced to quit because of “front
office interference” by Keeshin.
Keeshin said Hanley had offered to
resign “repeatedly” in recent weeks.
Hanley became the first coaching
casualty of the new professional
circuit coincident with last night’s
zany 38-35 victory over the winless
Buffalo Bisons, which came on a
13-yard Held goal by Steve Nemeth
in the last five seconds of play.
First disclosure of Hanley’s abdi
cation came Just before last night’s
kickoff, when it was announced over
the public address system that
Players Willie Wilkin, tackle; Ned
Mathews, halfback, and Bob Dove,
end, would coach the team.
At half time Keeshin issued a
statement that Hanley’s resignation
had been accepted yesterday after
noon. Hanley and his two asso
ciates, Ernie Nevers and Pat Bo
land, viewed the game as spectators,
but the latter two were to confer
with Keeshin today regarding their
future status.
Hanley said “it was simply a case
of two incompatible personalities”
and that Keeshin gave him more
coaching advice than he ever had
encountered in nine years at North
western University (1927-1936) and
as mentor of the El Toro Marines in
1944 and 1945.
Maj. Livingston Awarded
VFW Citizenship Medal
By the Associated Press
Maj. Howard K. Livingston, gen
eral manager of the West Lanham
Speedway and marine aviation
pioneer, has been awarded the an
nual Citizenship Medal and Certifi
cate for 1946 by the District of Co
lumbia Chapter of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars.
The award, which was presented
last year to Clark Griffith, Wash
ington Baseball Club president, was
made by Department Comdr. C. M.
O’Malley, who emphasized that Maj.
Livingston was cited for outstanding
sportsmanship and for the helping
hand he extended war veterans of
this vicinity during the year.
A. A. Conference
By tho Associated Pros.
New York-\ o' !' %' °|i
Brooklyn-X 2 0 64 66
Miami--0 3 0 "8 06
Buffalo - 0 4 0 69 114
, . W. L. T. Pts. O P
Cleveland -3 0 o 90 6
Los Anaele*-2 0 O SO "8
San Francisco- 2 1 0 60 48
Chicago .. - 1 1 1 61 72
Last Night*. Results.
Chicago, 38; Buffalo. 35.
Sunday’s Gamas.
New York at Cleveland.
Los Angeles at Buffalo.
8an Francisco at Chicago.
Slcklauta Ckrmltt, lac.
G. W. HOPEFULS—Here are
three reasons George Wash
ington hopes to have a win
ning football team. (Left to
right): Dixie Howell, 210
pound guard from Eastern
High School; Edsel Gustafson,
center and returned war vet
eran, and Dick Koester, an end
from Roosevelt High School.
| All three have shown up well
in practice, taking some wor
ries ofT the shoulders of Head
Coach Skippy Stahley.
—Blakeslee-Lane Photo.
World Series to Go Six
Games, Bluege Says;
Nats Nab Twin Bill
5p*cial Dispatch to Th« Star
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 26 —
The hero of the 1946 World Series
is more likely to be a player who
won't be given a serious preseries
thought rather than one of the
stars of the Boston Red Sox,
St. Louis Cardinals or Brooklyn
So believes Ossie Bluege, man
ager of the Washington Nats, wind
ing up a three-game series with
the Athletics here today in a single
"It's in these games with all the
the pressure on the batters that the
fellows who have been hitting all
season fold up,” Bluege holds. "I’ve
seen it happen time and again in
the World Series, and I see no rea
son why this year should be any
“In the series next week prac
tically every expert and fan looks
for Ted Williams, Dixie Walker or
Stan Musial to be the batting stand
out. They can’t see much hope for
most of their teammates,” he points
out. “Yet I have a hunch that
some one like Wally Moses or
Harry Walker or Howie Schultz
may be the one receiving the
plaudits when they are distributed.”
No Romp for Red Sox Seen.
Bluege can’t account for this
phenomenon except to trace It to
the opposition’s pitchers concen
trating on the batsmen they feel
are going to do the heavy stick
work and easing up on the alleged
lighter hitters. Or else the big slug
gers are unequal to the crucial spots
always present In World Series
games. .
Even thougn ne s an American
Leaguer. Bluege doesn’t see any
romp for the championship Red
Sox. In fact he is certain the
series will last at least six games.
"In a short series you can never
tell what is going to happen.
Everybody is hollering about the
Red Sox power. Yet if the Dodgers
or Cards get good pitching that
power is likely to be stifled,” he
says. "In this series I’m sure that
the better hurling is going to win
out and that power will play sec
ond fiddle.”
The gray-thatched Washington
leader also doesn’t sell Joe Cronin’s
pitching staff short. In such top
notchers as Dave Ferriss, a 25-game
winner; Mickey Harris, Tex Hugh
son.'et al, Bluege asserts the Bean
towners will offer formidable com
petition to either Brooklyn’s or St.
Louis’ mound staffs.
Nats Drub A’s Twice.
Still Bluege is less worried about
how the World Series will materialize
than how his Nats are going to
finish in the league. They are cur
rently engaged in a nip-and-tuck
battle with the Chicago White Sox
for fourth place.
Yesterday’s twin victory over the
A’s by 6-3 and 7-4 scores gave
Washington a big boost in its fight
to gain a slice of the world series
split. With the single contest with
the A’s and three games with the
Red Sox in Beantown over the
week end, all that is left on their
schedule, the Nats now hold a game
and half lead over the White Sox,
two of them being in the important
losing column.
In both club houses, the talk after
the game centered around the triple
play pulled by the Athletics in the
seventh inning of the first contest.
Most of the players attributed the
unusual three-ply killing to the
calmness of Don Richmond, 26-year
old third sacker just returned from
wnn men on nrst ana tmra,
Cecil Travis hit a grounder to
Richmond, who held Mickey Vernon
on third and then threw to second
in time to force Stan Spence coming
from first. Oscar Grimes’ throw to
the plate forced Vernon to back
track to third, but in an eventual
rundown, Richmond tagged Vernon
out. Still as cool as a veteran player,
he burned the ball back to Jack
Wallaesa at second to nab Travis
heading for that sack.
Vernon, with four hits in nine
tripe, increased his average to .357.
The league stick leader now boasts
203 safeties in 568 times at bat.
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Strong Line Gives G. W. Hope of Fair Season
If Backs Show Any Class, Coach Believes
(Third of a series on college
elevens in this area.)
By Francis E. Stann
Back in 1942 a fair sort of George
Washington University football
team entered, en masse, in the
armed forces. There were 22 grid
ders, all told. Sixteen joined the
Marines, five the Army and one the
AAF. And these figures just about
tell the story as far as G. W.’s 1946
hopes are concerned.
Only a couple of the ’42 men will
be back to be coached by former
Navy Lt. Neil (Skip) Stahley. Most
have scattered since being mustered
out, although Len Sokol, a good bas
ket ball player, and 12 other ath
letfes died at Iwo Jima and other
One of the ’42 veterans is Nick
Bubonovich, who’s second - string
center at the moment. The other
is Paul Weber, who caught a Jap
rifle bullet squarely in the chest at
Iwo, but who’s going to be Stahley s
right halfback, notwithstanding a
slow, painful recovery.
Weber, Bubonovich and a flock of
freshmen are Stahley s chief head
ache right now.
Coach Calls His Line Tough.
George Washington can be for
gotten as a bowl contender. Even if
the Colonials were well loaded with
material—which they’re not—they
hardly could ride high’even after
successful completion of their seven
game schedule, which is not tough
enough to earn national or sectional
A week from Saturday they play
the Merchant Marine Academy,
coached by a former G. W. mentor.
Bill Reinhart. The Colonials will
be lucky to win this game. And
they’ll be lucky, good, or both to
beat Rollins, Georgetown and Wil
liam and Mary. Against Wayne,
Rutgers and The Citadel they are
considered to stand decent chances.
Yet all is not abject at the down
town school. Stahley, a highly
rated coach for the last 16 years,
is pretty certain that few teams
on G. W.’s schedule will crack the
Colonial line.
"That’s where we’re pretty tough,”
he insists. "I’ve got one good line,
plus some fair replacements. If
some of the backs live up to expecta
tions we won’t be too bad.”
Spangler Toppled Coast Pros.
Stahley's No. 1 back is a 20-year
old from San Luis Obispo, Calif.,
named Spangler. He's the quarter
back and one of those rarities—he
loves to block. Spangler, says
Coach Stahley, isn’t a bad ball car
rier. but he prefers to block. In
addition, he punts and passes.
“Spangler was my No. 1 quarter
back at San Diego two years ago,”
says Stahley. "He was 18 and play
ing in a tough league. The Coast
was filled with pros. Well, Spang
ler bowled over many of them, in
cluding some of your big-name stars
in pro ball right now. That kid
isn’t quite it yet, but in another
year or so he'll be the best I ever
With Spangler at quarterback the
rest of the backfield, as things look
now, will be Weber at right half;
Joe Buell, formerly of Tech High, at
left half, and either Frank Cavallo
or Henry Bartelloni at fullback.
Gustafson, Center, Is Prize.
Stahley really likes his line. Last
week end the Colonials visited the
University of Virginia and emerged
with heads high. No scores nor de
tails were given, by agreement, but
the word is out that G. W. did all
right. Virginia^ completed a few
long passes, but the Cavaliers did
nothing much to the G. W. line.
The Colonial forwards are a fairly
sizable bunch. At the ends Stahley
has Frank Close, 180; Stan Burak,
190; Ad Biasini, 170; Dick Koester,
former Roosevelt High star, and
Jack Grinnell, Arlington product,
wh6 played for Washington-Lee
At tackles he has Carl Butkus, 235,
and the 210-pound Larry Karuba.
For guards he has Dixie Howell, 210
Hank Agusiewicz, 185; Jim Regan,
180, and a 23-year-old freshman
named Bill Shipman, who comes
from Worcester, Mass., and weighs
Stahley is well fixed at center. In
Ed Gustafson, a 195-pound war
veteran in his senior year, he's got
one of the East’s best. And behind
Gustafson is Bubonovich, 24, who’s a
junior, weighing 181.
Monchlovich’s Loss Really Hurts.
There are a few little matters to
be ironed out. One involves Mike
Monchlovich, a senior who really
saw the war in Europe. Originally,
Mike was a center. He was trans
formed into a blocking back, but
because he teaches by dav at a high
school and goes to G. W. at night
Stahley is about to kiss him off—re
Stahley, or at least his staff,
doesn't expect a smashing season.
I After talking with the new coach
| you don’t know whether he hopes to
win all seven games on G. W.’s
: cautious return to football or will
count himself lucky to grab a pair.
Some of his aides are more definite
—they don’t think the Colonials will
burn up the league. Not this year,
Here’s the way G. W. will play
this season: October 5, Merchant
Marine Academy at Long Island;
October 11. Rollins Collegs at Win
ter Park, Fla.; October 19, Wayne
University at Griffith Stadium; Oc
tober 26, Rutgers at New Brunswick.
N. J.; November 2, Georgetown at
Griffith Stadium; November 9, The
Citadel at Charleston, S. C.; No
vember 16, William and Mary at
Griffith Stadium (homecoming
Three-Year Program Drafted
To Expand Sandlot Baseball
by the Associated Press
BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Sept.
26.—Officials of the American Base
ball Congress, here for the 1946 na
tional amateur “Little World Series,’’
today announced an ambitious
three-year postwar plan for ad
vancement of amateur baseball that
will reach Into every hamlet of the
The program, drafted and ap
proved by ABC committees in a
three-day meeting, entails a seven
point plan. The dozen major league
scouts here for the series, including
George Sisler of the Dodgers and
Burleigh Grimes of the Yankees,
called the extensive program one of
the most comprehensive ever under
taken by any organization, not ex
cepting the major leagues.
The program: (1) Expansion of
the annual World Series here to 16
or 20 teams in 1947 and to 24 teams
by 1948, when air travel can be
-—— -— -<
more easily utilized; (2) establish
ment for 1947 in 300 cities of base
ball schools for youngsters in grade
school and junior high; (3) re-es
tablishment of “minor divisions’’ for
teams composed of boys under 19
years, with at least two regional
tournaments covering the Middle
West in 1947. One minor division
fcumey was held in Peru, HI., in
(4) Creation of series of regional
tourneys* including several States
each, for runnersup in State tour
naments; (5) upon saturation of
the five-year contract for the na
tional series in Battle Creek, to
promote a 16-team series on the
West Coast and similar one east of
the Mississippi River, with the win
ners to engage in a seven-game
series in Battle Creek.
(6) Organization of “hot stove
leagues’’ in all major ABC cities as
a social adjunct of the game for
Griffmen, 6-7; Athletics, 3-4
Wash. AB.H.O.A. Phtla. AB.H.O.A.
R'tson,2b 5 2 .1 2 S'nback.cf 4 2 4 0
Lewis,rf _ 5 0 0 0 Orlmaa.2b 3 2 13
Grace,If 6 3 3 0 R'ond.3b 4 12 4
Vernon.lb 6 2 9 1 Valo.rf. 4 110
Spence,cf 4 2 2 0 K opka.lb 4 2 10 0
Travis,3b 3 111 Derry,If 4 13 0
Early .e. 8 16 3 Wall'a.ss 4 12 4
H eock.ss 4 0 3 2 Astroth,c 3 14 1
Wolff.p _ 4 111 •Rosar._ 10 0 0
Harris, p_ 10 0 1
tHall ___ 1 0 O 0
Coleman.p 1 0 0 o
IBuder__ 1000
Totals 38 12 27 10 Totals 36 11 27 13
■Batted for Astroth in ninth. ‘
tBatted for Harris in sixth,
tBatted for Coleman In ninth.
Washington _ 013 010 100—fl
Philadelphia _ 000 000 021—3
Runs—Robertson. Grace (3), Vernon,
Spence, Stainbaek, Grimes, Konopka.
Errors—Konopka, Astroth. Runs batted In
—Travis, Vernon (2), (Grace scored on
Derry’s error). Early. Spence. -Richmond
(2). Derry. Two-base hits—Travis, Grace,
Vernon, Richmond. Three-base hit—Derry
Sacrifice—Grimes. Double plays—Hitch
cock to Robertson to Vernon; Robertson
to Hitchcock to Vernon. Triple play—Rich
mond to Grimes to Astroth to Richmond
to Wallasesa. Left on bases—Washington.
7: Philadelphia. B. Base on balls—By Har
ris, 2. Strikeouts—By Harris, 4; by Wolff.
5; by Coleman. 1. Hits—Off Harris. 8 In 8
Innings; off Coleman. 4 In 3 Innings.
Passed ball—Early. Losing pitcher—Harris.
Wash. AB. H. O. A. Phlla AB H O A
R tson.2b 4 0 4 2 St'nb'k.cf 5 o ° O
Lewis,rf, 8 2 3 1 Valo.rf 4 2 3 0
Grace,if 8 14 0 R'm’d.Mb 6 3 l o
Vernon.lb 4 2 8 1 Rosar.c 5 2 8 2
Spence.cf 5 4 4 0 Suder,ss 6 2 2-5
Travis,3b 3 0 12 Grimes.2b 4 12 8
Evans.c -4131 Kn’ka.lb 4271
JTcock.ss 5 3 2 3 Derry.lf, 3 2 4 0
Leonardo 2 0 0 1 Knerr.p 2 0 0 0
Candlni.p 2 0 0 1 McC'an.p 0 0 0 0
•Hall 10 0 0
_ Chr t er.p 0 o o 1
Totals 38 14 2712
_,.gS‘ted for McCahan In seventh.
--200 012 200—7
Philadelphia _ 001 111 000_4
Hilr Vernon (3>. Spence, Evans!
Hitchcock. Valo (2), Grimes, Derry Er
S>,f£rSp*f\c*J- Richmond. Suder. Kononka.
?SJted™..llL—v.er"op- Soence <2>.
lewis (2). Hitahcock (2). Suder (Valo
scored on a passed ball), Valo (Grimes
scored on Spence s error). Two-base hits—
Vernon. Spence (3), Valo. Lewis. Sacri
flees—Knerr. Leonard. Double plays—
Travis to Robertson to Vernon. Left on
bases—Washington. 14! Philadelphia. 11.
B*on balls—Off Knerr, 2, off Me
C*n*n> 2: off Christopher, 2; off Leonard,
3. Strikeouts—By Knerr. 3: by Chrls
tpPher. 2- by Leonard, 1; by Candlni. 2.
FR,8-Leonard. 13 In 5%: off Candlni.
1 In 3W: off Knerr. 11 in 8 (none out
In seventh); off McCahan. 1 in 1; off
Christopher. 1 in 2. Passed ball—Evans.
Winning pitcher—Leonard. Losing pitch
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Dodgers Give Boat
To Rickey at Game
By tha Associated Press
BROOKLYN, Sept. 26—Just
before they went out and lost a
ball game to the Phillies that
hurt their pennant chances the
Brooklyn Dodgers yesterday
made a surprise gift of a $5,200
cabin cruiser to Branch Rickey,
president of the club.
The sleek 30-foot boat was
wheeled onto the field on a
trailer and parked near home
plate. Rickey, escorted on the
field by Manager Leo Durocher
without knowing what was to
take place, was left practically
speechless at the presentation.
Rickey recently presented most
of the Dodgers with $1,700 au
tomobiles to show his apprecia
tion for their pennant fight.
fans during the winter months;
(7) to present Battle Creek city
with a plan for expanding its al
ready- extensive baseball facilities
to include night ball and increased
seating capacity.
C. O. Brown of Cincinnati is pres
ident of the ABC.
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Offensive Surprises
By Irish Expected in
Game Against lllini
By th» Associated Press
SOUTH ,BEND, Ind.. Sept. 28 -
Notre Dame’s Frank Leahy wrylv
reckoned today his fighting Irish
might cause Illinois “to play its
first team most of the game’’ Satur
day at Champaign, 111., in one of
collegiate football's most ballyhooed
early season classics.
From usually cautious Leahy that
was significant warning that the
Irish intend to see much more of
the front than the back of heralded
Buddy Young and perhaps spring a
few offensive surprises of their own.
70,000 to See Game.
Even though the Irish will be
making their 1946 debut and the
Illini last Saturday opened unim
pressively with a 33-7 win over Pitts
burgh, their meeting has caught the
Nation’s fancy, not to mention the
ducat contributions of a record 70,
000 throng.
One reason is fleet-footed Young,
a chunky Negro halfback, who may
make Illinois partisans recall the
grid feats of Rod Grange, the gal
loping ghost of two decades ago.
On the surface, the contest ap
parently centers around the ability
of Notre Dame’s bruising, well
manned line to halt the rocketlike
spurts of Young, who raced to 13
touchdowns as an Illini freshman in
1944 and last year was the sensa
tion of the Fleet City, Calif., serv
ice team.
Irish Drill in Secret.
But the Irish never have done
business strictly on a defensive
basis. The secrecy with which
Leahy has been drilling his lads in
dicates Notre Dame will let fly with
more than the fancy passing of
Quarterback Johnny Lujack as per
Leahy bemoans Notre Dame's lack
of a break-away runner which is
something Illinois coaches will take
with a grain of salt until they see
Bob Livingstone, Emil Sitko. Terry
Brennan, Mike Swistowicz and
Larry Coutre carry the ball for the
Livingstone, says Leahy, returned
from 36 months in' the infantry
with collapsed arches and his feet
bones spread apart. But he «will
start at left halfback. At right half
will be Sitko, who served 36 months
in the Navy, admited by Leahy to
be "an awfully fast power runner.’*
Minor Leagues
By the Associated Press
_Yesterday's Scores.
Montreal. 7; Syracuse. 4 (Montreal
leads, .1-1).
Atlanta. 6; Memphis. 2 I Atlanta leads
San Francisco, ;i: Hollywood, 2 (San
Francisco leads, 1-0).
Oakland. 3: Los Angeles. 1 (Oakland
leads. 1-0). _
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