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Long Beach Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 1, 1949, Long Beach, California Giant Rooter Comes to Aid of Durocher By MILLAR YORK April 30 tiE Leo Durocher got surprise help in his fight to have his baseball suspension lifted night when a long-time Giant fan came forward to say that he kicked Fred Boysen at the Polo Grounds on Thursday The fan George Cronk said absolutely that Durocher did not punch or kick charge that has caused the New Giants manager to be suspended from baseball said that he was walking across the center field grass in the Polo Grounds on the way to an exit gate immediately after Thursday's game in which the Giants lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers 15 to 2 He said that Durocher and other Giant players were walking in front of him Then I saw this fan that I now recognize as Boysen lunge said Cronk Apparently he touched Leo because Durocher turned around and bumped the fan with his elbow Boysen lost his balance and fell down I was right behind Boysen said Cronk and I couldn't help tripping over him because everybody was rushing toward the exit In tripping I kicked him I think in the leg I said sorry and kept walking to the exit because I thought It was just a trivial incident said Cronk The fireman who works for the New York Central Railroad said he had told his today to Edgar Feeley attorney for the Giants When asked if he was willing to go to Cincinnati to attend the hearing on the case before Baseball Commissioner A B Chandler Cronk said sure He said he and Freeley had dis- cussed such a trip but had not reached a decision Asked if he believed Durocher had struck Boysen Cronk said Oh absolutely not Cronk said when he first heard of Durocher's trouble he did not connect it with his own experience because what happened was so minor He said he realized it was the same thing when he saw picture in the newspapers last night Cronk said he had signed a statement in behalf of Durocher one of 100 which Giant President Horace Stoneham was ing to take with him to the hearing in Cincinnati Following an hour's conference with the glum Durocher Stoneham reiterated that the Giants were backing their ager 100 per cent because Leo is in the right I am when the commissioner has all the facts he will exonerate the owner of the Giants added Stoneham revealed that he Durocher and Garry Schumacher a Giant front office man will leave here by train Monday night for Cincinnati Chandler returned to his home at Versailles Ky last night from Washington Asked whether he would call any witnesses he replied not comment That was also his answer to other questions Two-ply Homer Gives Yanks Win YORK April 30 UP For the third time in two weeks outfielder Tommy Henrich came up with one of his patented pokes home run that enabled the New York Yankees to surge from behind and beat the belligerent Boston Red Sox 4 to 3 homer his third the campaign came in the ninth inning with Rookie Gene on base jc The Red Sox went ahead with a run in the eighth at the ex pense of Southpaw Joe Page who relieved Tommy Byrne Frank Shea who pitched the ninth received credit lor the vie tory Paul Calvert bespectacled sink specialist who had lost two tough games previously finally won today when he pitched the Washington Senators to a 4 to 3 decision over the Philadelphia Athletics homers by Clyde Vollmer and Buddy Lewis for all of the Senators runs Jack Onslow's Chicago White Sox copped their fifth game in as many starts from the St Louis Browns 5 to 4 Virgil Fire Trucks a poor start to pitch the Detroit Tigers to a 7 to 5 decision over the Champion Cleveland Indians Vic Wertz and George Vico mered Sachel Paige for home tuns fourth an inning be- fore the spindly Negro hurler gave way to Eddie Garcia Box 3 0 0 i 313 4 401 4 4 0 Z 4 3 Col vert Hurley McGowan 7th ored None out when run s for in 8th or w Johnson in Sth Score toy Boston ROO 000 o o 4 Brown Rum batted Colema 2 MelB Henrich 2 hosKI Home stolen piny Brown Berra md Brown and Doerr and Dropo Henrich and Berra 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tri By By Trucks Paige 200 311 4 4 Pierce p 4 n 4 1 3 1 4 n 4 n 4 3 3 2 1 n n l l 0 1 LONG HACK CALIF MAY I 1949 090 Totals 31 4 27 11 34 6 27 11 for In nth out for Kennedy In 7th out for in 9th for in Score by Chicago 003 010 St Louis 000 120 Adams Runs batted Bowers 2 Lehner Souchock Sle vers 2 Michaels Two-base Bowers DonbU and Graham Lert 5 at Louis 6 Bases 3 Pta IT a 1 s Starr 1 Kennedy 1 I fl In R Surkont 0 In Starr 3 In 4 out in 0 In Kennedy 0 In 2 1 In 2 Wild Surkont Umpires F and Hubbard Masip Takes Net Title From Cochet BOURNEMOUTH England April 30 Pedro Masip of Spain won the British hard courts tennis championship day from aging but agile Henri Cochet of France Gay Bryan Accounts for 18 Points but Stanford Bows to Mighty Troy Patton Ties His Own Meet Dash Record PALO ALTO April 30 UP Pitting the sprint su- of mighty Mel ton against an iron man performance of an opponent who personally racked up 18 points the University of Southern California drubbed Stanford 72 to in a dual track meet today The Trojans refused to be by the performance ol man Gay Bryan of ange Calif and weren't fazed by the hex of Number 13 as they carried a heralded superiority In depth and dashes in an uphill to their 14th victory over A record track of more than drawn by the lame of Fatton and the amazing ances of Byran in earlier meets this year saw Pel Mel tie his own meet record of 9.6 in the 100 and run a 21 flat 220 with Bryan second in both events Stanford took an early lead but was headed after 10 events Their chances for a win faded when Job Chambers overtook ford's Larry Hoff in a brilliant anchor lap in the mile relay and o on to win Bryan took Jirst In the broad tied lor first n the high ump and made a gallant show Khind Patton the world's fastest human in the dash events He was second in the 220 low les In past meets Bryan has aken firsts in as many as four vents Patton's performance on the 100 and 220 strips was as predicted but his century might have been a shade better without a fair head wind A mighty effort of U S C's ack Barnes in sailing two and a half inches above his best of the year gave him a tic with Bryan at the 6 foot five mark in the high jump Shot chandler 18 ft U SPARKLING STARS FROM LONG Lang Beach shown above art Fred Hollywood Start n the first division of the Pacific Coast League Walter top a rookie pitcher up from Santa Barbara Jack top right is trie Stars infielder and pinch-hitter Lowar left is Jack Salvason now doing mound rescue work while at the right it Chuck Stevens fancy fielding first sacker is a Compten High graduate The others once played baseball for Poly High Seattle and Los Angeles invade the Stars home lot this week Brough as its official representatives to the British championship at Wimbledon starting June 30 Calumet's Bewitch Sets New Churchill Record T Ky April 30 AP Calumet Be- lj witch set a Churchill Downs record for six winning the added Inaugural Handicap today Rain-threatening skies held down the attendance to an mated persons as the Downs opened a spring featuring the 75th running of the added Kentucky Derby next Saturday Calumet also scored with PERFECT RECORD Cougars Claw Oregon State CORVALLIS Ore April 30 EE Washington State College chalked up its 15th straight dual track lind Held meet victory here today by downing Oregon State College to in a ern division Pacific Coast con- ference contest i Carries Load Annexes Seven Straight NEW YORK April 30 toting his top weight ot 130 pounds with ease continued his perfect 1949 racing ord by his seventh straight victory over live rivals in the added Gallant Fox Handicap at Jamaica today picked up lor Warren Wright's Calumet boosting his total earnings to lor two years ot campaigning In 20 starts has never been out ot the money has won 15 times has been second three times and third twice With Jockey Steve Brooks in the saddle finished seven lengths ahead ol Vulcan's Forge Three Rings was third paid and to his backers in the crowd of Vulcan's Forge paid lor ptace There was no show wagering The 130 pounds was the most ever has carried in a victory was the second in a row in the stake for the Wright stable Last year Faultless and Fervent ran one two in the event The time ol was a second off the track mark ever Brooks was easing him up In the last 100 yards Tennis Bosses Name Four as Official Wimbledon Net Crew NEW YORK April 30 UP The U S Lawn Tennis Association today named Richard Pancho Bob Falkenburg Mrs Margaret Osborne du and Louise Russell B Kingman chairman of the international play commit tee also announced that six er American men stars and eight will compete in the bledon and other European Princeton Crew Takes Child's Cup NEW YORK April 30 Princeton upset Pennsylvania lay to take the Childs Cup one if oldest regattas he Harlem Dunlap The men entries for the British championships are Ted der of La Crescenta Cal Frank Parker ol Los Angeles who rently is touring Europe ol San Francisco nar Mulloy of Miami Fla and Budge Patty and Robertson two natives of Los Angeles who do most of their playing in Eu- rope In addition to Gonzales and Shirley Fry of Akron Ohio Mrs Helen Pedersen Rihbany of ton Arvilla McGuire of mont Cal Gloria Butler of New York and Virginia Boyer of New Ulle Lyonn S s 3 U dash 1 IT 8 3 w S CO me fl fi seconds ties meet Javelin 1 Held S ft In 2 U 8 C ifti it lo a U S C 190 ft 1 In Pole vault l Montgomery 8 C 3 ft 9 In tor owan and Zimmerman U R C ampbell 13 ft 6 In 120 1 S 3 Lawrence U B 1 Time 1 Wilson U B 2 attoon U S 1 IT 8 2 ryan 3 U S 1 McKea 151 ft 2 3 lyleifB U S C 149 ft 3 Chandler Two-mile 1 cherry U S 2 net 3 Lyons 220 low hurdles 1 Frazler U 8 Bryan 3 Lawrence U relay Won by U B C Wilson Broad Bryan i S 24 ft 4 In Alton S C 23 ft In rank S 22 -in John Clock New State Golf V P PEBBLE BEACH April 30 Ralph H Rebele of San Francisco was elected president of the fornia Golf Association today at the annual meeting of the board of directors at Del Monte Lodge Rebele succeeds Maurie os Angeles officers elected were John Clock Long Beach first Edwards Palo Alto second vice president ful in the secondary which attracted 11 eligibles for next Friday's Kentucky Oaks the Derby for fillies The four-year-old Bewitch which dealt Calumet's great tion his only defeat as a j old trailed along fourth in the field during the early running The locally owned Southern Pride from the barn of M J Dant held a lead But Be- witch put on a burst of speed at the top of the stretch and pulled out the victor by four and one half lengths Mrs Emil Enforced gained a nose decision for second place in a photo finish with ern Pride Calumet's Free ca was far back early but moved to fourth at the finish The old record here set by Ariel Cross in 1936 and equaled last year by The entry of Bewitch and Free America was favored The winner paid 52.20 and on a ticket Enforcer returned and while Southern Pride paid to show ce Gordon Glisson Bewitch and Wistful Pacific Downs San Francisco Crew SAN FRANCISCO ford of Los Angeles UP Weight Man Duane Putman The women who will compete and Dashman Don Hardy were at Wimbledon In addition to Mrs Pont and Miss Brough are lead the College of Pacific track Hart of Jacksonville Fla team to a 96 to 35 victory over Patricia Canning Todd of and Chapin P Hunt San San Francisco State in second and Columbia La Jolla Cal Gertrude meet on the home field WINNER U S C sprint phenom cut in f dual meet Patten wai timed in 9.6 seconds Say Bryan the Indians all-around wizard was second and George Pasquali of Troy was third S C won the 72 to 58 Press
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