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W*''>' • ' * by JAMES C. APPERSON JUST THE thing to start a rabid Cub fan drooling is the re cent release sent out by Charley Segar of the National League Serv ice Bureau. In the course of his comment. Scribe Segar points out that September is the month when the Cubs can really get hot with pennant fever. As if this isn’t enough to get a Cub fanatic (built along the lines of a certain Chicago sports announcer) foaming at the mouth over a pennant-retaining mirage, Segar goes into detail. For instance: “The best percentage for September was attained by the Chi cago Cubs in 1935; The Cubs that year, under the able leadership of Charley Grimm, were 10 games out of first place on July 6. Then they began clicking and, in a driving finish, they romped off with the pennant. They won 21 straight games in September and had a total of 23 victories and 3 defeats for the month, clinching the pennant on September 27 and finishing two games ahead of the Cardinals.” Not only does Segar incite the dyed-in-the-wool Cub fan with a thrilling last-minute flag chase that ends successfully, but he adds fresh coals to the fire by picking a chase wherein the St. Louis Car dinals end up two games short of the coveted bunting. There should be a law against putting this kind of idea in a never-say-die Cub follower s head. There’s no telling what effect it may have on his purse strings. * * * BUT DOES Segar let it go at this one description, oh no, he then goes on to describe the Chicagoans’ similar drives of 1906 and the famous one of 1938, climaxed by Gabby Hartnett’s timely in the-dark home run on Sept. 28. Writes Segar: "The Chicago Cubs of 1906 and 1938 each won 21 games and lost 5 during September of those years. The 1906 team apparently didn’t do badly in any month as that aggregation won 116 games, a record for the major leagues. Gabby Hartnett’s 1938 team didn’t have any such easy going. The Cubs that year were 3 I A games be hind the Pirates on September 20. On September 27 they had re duced the margin to half a game. "Then, on September 28 in Chicago, with darkness enveloping the field, Hartnett hit his dramatic home run off Mace Brown in the ninth inning after the Pirates’ pitcher had two strikes on Gabby. This four bagger won the \game, 6 to 5,' and put the Cubs in front by half a game. They beat the Pirates three straight and cinched the flag with only one day to go.” Mind you, Segar, enough of this variety of propaganda and a White Sox fan won’t be able to show face on the city’s streets for the rest of the month. Offside! NEW YORK Thieves broke into the National Football League offices here over the weekend ADAMS BOOTERY 3637 IRVING PARK RD. Ind. 4861 Chicago 18 Shoes for the Entire Family At Special Discounts Consult Your Printing Problems with B. ARON D LlNcoln 1830 or KEYstone 971 CO-OPERATIVE CEJT4IJRANT OF THE RUSSIAN WORKERS CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO 1628 W. Division St. Everglade 9449 A GOOD PLACE TO EAT. Eatco j^iEoAoclte^ For soothing minor irritations re- U 1 suiting from hardened ear wax. Ask your Druggist for a Bottle! t / DR. P. H. JOHNSON Optometrist iHutnmfoiTOlco] 8126 WEST NORTH AVENUE For appointment Phone SPAULDING 9532 and took s2l in cash and the sea son’s gold pass the league had planned to present to President Truman, it was revealed today. I. DOB KI N PHOTO SUPPLIES • 339 South Crawford Avenue KEDzie 1662 Honest and Intelligent Counsel and Service JdauU. S. QlumLesuf. ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE (not obligated to any company) 174 W. Jackson Blvd. • Wab. 4966 Meet the if SeaAo+iA,. . . Well SINCERITY CLOTHES ARE BETTER FIT AND FIT WELL also Boy’s Clothing and Hats at HILLMAN COMPANY, INC. 4634 SOUTH ASHLAND AVE. THE CHICAGO STAR, SEPTEMBER U, 191 t 6 Bids for World Series Tickets Deluge Boston BOSTON lf you’re a base ball fan your chances of seeing a World Series game in Boston next month are roughly one in seven. The Boston Red Sox to night announced 70,000 grand stand seats would be available for the three games at Fenway Park. But the American League club estimated 250,000 fans would want two tickets apiece the maximum so the demand would run about 500,000 tickets. The unenviable task of decid ing the lucky 70,000 fans will fall to 40 "extras” whom the club has hired to handle the ticket rush beginning tomorrow. Thousands of fans jammed banks, post offices and telegraph stations today preparing their ap plications. Those postmarked be fore midnight will be rejected. Branch post offices ran out of money orders and banks reported lines four deep waiting for certi fied checks. Patronize Our Advertisers jjKMiNNiiiiiiiiiKAiiitfwyiyiiKiiiiiuiiiiiißiiHiiwiuiiHiiHiißUiiiiiuuiguinHiaiiiiaiiiimuniuuuinniiiiiuiUjiiimiiHiuiiniuuHfliiii'iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiHiijiiiiiirtiunintuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinim / Tight tWO ' you’ve 100 karri |■lll||i| I | I I I f I w< H T II I 1 ""I |> I. „ l J f wife to the movies. i L Although famous her jj J own right now, Ava Gard- 2. Bob Hope looks tired after ' ' | ner first achieved fame as his recent movie trip on the . j a —Mrs. Phil Baker b —Mrs. a —Road to Utopia b —Road L: H | Tommy Manville c—Mrs. to Oz c—The Burma Road. * J S 1 ............. , ‘ lIS jf" surprise you. It is none oth U "P 4 ’ |* or than § ii ■ (i. ...x... .1.: v. -i .. „ I 3. The professor is lecturing on the rostrum of what school? g u 9 ■ a—Roosevelt College b—Northwestern University c— College tur/iitkTv I J of Musical Knowledge. SHJtAthNV J Test your baseball knowledge By CHARLEY SEGAR Wow well do you know your baseball loreT Charley Seegar, scribe of the National League Service Bureau, goes over the ins and outs of the game. He asks: “Do you know . . . .” The honor of being the first pitcher in the National League to register a victory over every opposing team this year goes to Hugh Casey? The Dodgers’ right hander achieved this distinction on July 27 when he was returned the winner in a relief role against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was his eighth triumph, two of these having been scored against Cin cinnati. July .6, 1946, will always be a red-letter day in the life of Mike Budnick, the Giants’ right hand ed pitcher-? On that day he not only achieved his first victory by winning over the Phillies, but he fashioned his first major league home run and this wallop decided the outcome of a 7 to 6 affair. Before this season started, Dain Clay, the Cincinnati Reds’ Uaoe. you filta+ied Hetfent 4625 IRA * SILBAR OniMJUMce Sports outfielder, had played in 312 games and had hit only one home run? He has improved that mark this year for, up to August 28, he had fashioned two round trip pers for the season. PETE REISER, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ speed boy, has stolen more bases this season than he had in all his previous years in the National League? Up to this season, Pistol Pete had pilfered only 26 bases. In his base steal ing exploits this year Reiser has stolen home more times than any other player in the league’s his tory—at least, no one has come forward with any statistics to dis prove Reiser’s claim to this hon or. Two former Gl’s, who were discharged from service recently, made their appearance on the mound in the same game and in the same inning? This happened on August 25 in St Louis with the Cardinals and- Dodgers bat tling. George Munger was sent in by the Red Birds as a relief hurler in the eighth inning and, in the latter half of that inning, Cal McLish was used as a relief pitcher by the Dodgers. 15