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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - October 19, 1950, Titusville, Pennsylvania TWELVE THURSDAY MORNING THE TITUSVILLE PA HERALD OCTOBER 19 1950 Down the SPORTS TRAIL Bj Sporti Writer Connie Mack Steps Down as Athletics Manager NEW YORK Oct We know the old gentleman only casually but the formal retirement of Con nie Mack nevertheless leaves us with a queer empty feeling Perhaps it is because his career more than spans our lifetime aau that from the time longer ago thin we care to admit that we became aware of a sport called Tat Likely Here Friday Kane High To Send Formidable Eleven To tackle Rockets JOE GETS LUMPS FROM SUGAR Appointment Is Surprise To Dykes lTM till Anxious to bound back into the baseball hu name been syn onymous with the game Since those dimming days when column Highs Roct our heroes were those vasue wound up their heavy work last beings whose names ve night and this will add the laboriously spelled out on the sports attack they hope such as Jolm turn back powerful Kane High Draw and Frank Chance and tomorrow night Wazner and Christy if this game son Eddie name ol turns out like the last nine gridiron Connie Mack always has had i meetings between the two schools special meaning fans stand to see some So many pictures of the esteemed football with plenty of scoring jentleman stumble in a confused Judging from the way both clubs parade through your mind have behaved so far this year to morrow nights game should be no The first meeting a dozen years exception to the rule Here are the affo on the veranda ol a sprawling seasons records of the Rockets and hotel it Lake Charles and in the the Wolves soft darkness of a Louis iana evening with the only other THS sound the gentle croaking of frogs THS in in unseen pond listening to him THS fcs with the enthusiasm of THS he unfolded his dreams of the THS future THS Remembering his earnest remark at the time When I find myself repeating or when nobody pays any attention to what I say Ill step KHS down KHS The innumerable meetings In KHS Florida thereafter and always find KHS Sir Mack is his old players refer KHS to him with a touch of reverence KHS exer courteous almost humble The picture of him nervously stroking his lapels with bony fingers head cocked forward Spasmodic Rivalry and brow creased in the worried Actually the Wolves who are questioning look o x spaniel not coached by Pete Williams former quite sure it understood you Penn State star are among the Rockets oldest foes However there Thi figure bent for have been several breaks in the ward slightly from the waist in a Series over the years After meeting manner to suggest perpetual eager in the late 20s the two teams didnt ness striding briskly under a daai get together again until 1036 when lint Florida sun as men decades they battled to a 66 tie at 20 Oil City 22 24 Warren 6 Greenville 32 North East 8 Corry 110 KANE 13 Ridgway 6 St Marys 34 Emporium 31 Youngsville 20 Johnsonburg 18 Brookville 122 13 0 20 6 14 20 73 21 13 6 12 53 DEFENDING the Pennsylvania version of the middleweight crown Sugar Ray Robinson belts out Joe Rindone of Boston in 55 seconds of the round in a bout in Boston International Joe Gordon Signs To Pilot Sacramento Salons the club last spring saying By The Associated Press te iu SACRAMENTO Oct 18 Joe junior sweltered unhappily in The saw Kane Uke Says Trying To Fill Shoes of Mr Mack Is Mighty Big Job PILOTED By HERB ALTSCHULL PHILADELPHIA Oct Old Pop Up Jimmy Dykes took over as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics today and told reporters he was flabbergasted over his se lection But the appointment didnt make Jimmy speechless Its doubtful if anything can do that The wisecracking Dykes is nearly as familiar to Shibe Park fandom as the man he suc Connie Mack Now 52 Dykes was only 20 when he made his first appearance with the Athletics He played third base for Mack from 1913 through 1932 when he was sold to the Chicago White Sox Dykes managed the Sox until 1946 and was out of baseball briefly un til Mack rehired him as a coach two years later I started as a fresh kid when I broke into baseball Dykes ob served today but Ive always had the highest respect for Mr Mack who is the games greatest u I am flabbergasted about my ap pointment Stepping into the shoes of a man who has run the club for 50 years is a job that is too big for me too big for any man I am not afraid of being a man ager I have been through all that before but I am afraid in following in the footsteps of Mr Mack and carrying out his ideas Club In Low State The club Dykes inherited is a demoralized team that finished a poor last in the season Hist completed Jimmy however er to weak teams Hi CONNIE MACK any convenient shade and manel two out of three including a 2620 tar at the immaculate of thriller in 1939 That marked the his high starched collar last time the schools met until 1945 HU remark only last spring that In the 1945 game Kane won 22 to now with able assistants he would 0 for the only shutout of the last have more time to sign autographs nine meetings The three announced today those lean years just as he used to His position was frequently filled j h past the base during the later part of the season jockeys whel he was playing for Avila who came to the h with the and pose for pictures I will post sons saw at Kane take a Gordon for a contract as ting with anybody he said with obvious nose dive with the results that Ti of the Pacific Coast delight in requested to pose won each game quite easily League club Formal signing of the contract must await waivers out of The unforgettable evening at last year under a new the maior New Haven a few years ago when football at Kane took a dc J leagues honored at a banquet of the Con for the better and the Sports Writers Association 1 a 295 bat t last Terms were not announced but maki nB tn r we sports editor of the he stayed up until hours after Once more Last year won Sacramento Union said Gordon will usual bedtime reveling in the op cto 7 but u ail pass excess of R year np TJ J Q IN OV to relive his youth play with Merle Dibble pitching to Gordon the onetime Flash of Heres old gentleman Nicols to bring home the ba the New York Yankees will succeed will around many many more con Joe Marty as Solon manager Marty years and leave many many more cherished memories TT 1 1936 6 K Junior High 1938 12 TT i tj took over In midseason from Ralph Here are the scores ot the last SoUms He built up a private gallery back of the third base dugout a gang that cheered or jeered depending on how Dykes fared They used to call him Pop Up Dykes because it wasnt that Jimmy lift ed soft pops when he came to the plate I never was a great hitter Jim my said but I always told those jockeys if they thought they could do better why the hell werent they on the field Dykes was asked if he had signed Jim Dykes To Manage Phila Club Connie To Director of Club Under New Setup REIGNED 50 YEARS My Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Oct Mack baseballs grand Old resigned today after 50 years as manager the Philadelphia Ath letics And into his shoes as manager stepped Jimmy Dykes 54 star third baseman of the Athletics when Con nie Macks team dominated the baseball picture two decades ago At the same time Art Ehlers 52 director of the American League clubs farm system was elevated to the position of general manager Although the lanky leader of the Athletics had been under fire for some time by sports fans as having outlived his useful ness his resignation came as a surprise The announcement was made at a press conference I am retiring from the active management of the baseball club but will remain as a director Mr Mack said Actually hell retain the office ot president with his oldest son Roy and another son Earle Boy and Earle own all of the stock except that in possession of ship of the As with complete con their father They Purchased the trol and no asked stock from Connie Mack Jr a trol and no questions halfbrother and the Shibe inter I thought they were kidding fists list month as the culmina Elilers recounted I really did fc of a bitter argument within the Roy and Earle said they meant hat they thought I could faring organization Only Athletics JIMMY DYKES Art Ehlers Is Veteran Baseball Man High Teams Play Another Tie 1933 20 1945 0 1946 18 1947 27 1948 18 1949 13 7 32 26 22 7 6 7 By Associated PHILADELPHIA Oct 18 Ar But it that the As back to the top You can bet that I will try And Mack became manager of the with Jimmy Dykes as manager we Athletics when the American have a great start League was organized in 1901 A i maior league catcher in the early I sincerely believe that Dykes of the snort Mack directed is the best man in the United States Athletics to nine American to succeed Mack Ive known Jimmy and five world for many years I know we can work in harmony c Athletics lost to the Ehlers added that Im not going st Louis Cardinals in the 1931 to make any rash promises but we geries they have failed to come and give Philadel through They finished second the phia a team the fans can be proud following year and since then have of wound UD in the first division only twice in 1933 and 1948 Mack had hoped to celebrate his golden anniversary of managing with a pennant vin 1950 and then announce his retirement but the teams pitching fell apart and found itself mired in the second division It finished a badly beaten last To Dykes the appointment as manager came as a surprise Colestock High School Until yesterday I did not have man Club held an inter the least idea where I would be in esting meeting yesterday and For baseball next year he said est County Game Carl Dyke HikS Aide Dy Dykes manager of the Chicago the as Carl Benson Talks to H S Sportsmen club Mack assistant manager during the past season Ladies Its still all even at Junior High Teams picked from the football squad staged another game at Car ter Keld yesterday and again fin ished into the ed unusually though there was plenty of football Downs Furniture 10 were made by S Tavern 10 Dedd and E Bromley the extra Fisher Young 4 By JERKY LISKA CHICAGO Oct a contract Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Contrast he exclaimed Whats Gordon signed by the Yan trying a comeback from a comeback that kees in 1935 fresh off the University that failed is going to nail em i dont even know Im going to of Oregon campus After one year early henceforth That includes get one he added with Oakland he played seven years Champion Ezzard Charles with the New York team Returning when they meet from two years in the senice he Tie jovi cago Stadium Nov n whose enough salary for me Baseball is my business Ehlers Tnc game protector erstwhile Then in an he murmured told a newsman today following dis to start right play the game ment of ult Ehlers Mack meed to Im kidding of course closure of his new job It always qre and to use caution and has been and it will be common sense at all times He said went to Cleveland His home is in Eugene Ore but Cesar Brion whose salary for me he notified While he intends to teroud bout with the move to Sacramento with his wife Brown somber was announced daughter and son Bensons subject was Advice to At the same time Mickey of the season cautioned After the At Cleveland Hank Greenberg general manager of the Indians an day And all news concerning the Jim Norris International Boxing after the other guy and nail him Elilers is a big man he stands most boys like to hunt but tha will come from either weighs about 210 one who is careless can give or Dykes They will have like all a bud name complete charge of the club and all and Benson said accidents can hap elp possible will be given them with pen to anyone but that they can producing a is be prevented He urged the ning haw T i nr with one 01 me untying to keep their firearms in good con while the announcement came as sure Cleveland lans nave joe plans three or four me nfp firearms and a warm spot in their hearts for challenging Charles for Sowill Charles men m the use sate ana him rematch When Louis said he was k points by Dodd and Joe Brewster 203 I Gordon had a 280 batting after his Sept 27 pum T ne TEAM NO 17 179 Ruth Gustafson 183 Irene OV average hit 32 home nms and drove meling oy Charles it was one of winch Joe will g Rogers Sanford Shea 181 Viv 176 Marian helping the Tribe Ulose spontaneous slips he didnt the gate and But the Burgeson 175 to the League IBA reportedly will have him ta nc a Series victory on Lee Onia in Detroit and Roc He hesitated before returning to Tells of Strategy Switch Marciano in Madison Square Gar ou asu 1 have thought it over and now den minor league player Then he rumors were that Lou a surprise the Mack family appar on the idea Roy obtained Mr Baseball Bedford Ken High series Lucia Crowley 510 Young vs Downs Burns Robinson i and 2 Spaghetti Shop vs Smith Linnon J Bishop D Bishop Far it Co 3 and 4 ley Hunt Bennett TEAM NO 17 Crocker Johnson Olsen LeVan Shreve vs 1 and 3 Tavern vs Advance 3 and 4 V A KOd By Fusari I think I can beat Charles said Against Brion a mOved into the picture eUs Louis He added roughandready scrap know I fought 60 70 exhi with 31 wins and defeats ofthe from bitions before I fought Charles and you fight an exhibition without real tough I musta had the lave 2 in boys to manager of the Cleveland Indians hunting would succeed Connie and that would not return next year wound up with Brion Hovis Voisin Marsh Loop Weaver When Want Ad You Saw It In Herald STEVE 9 to 13 and 1 to CHICAGO Oct program Fusari heir apparent to Sugar Ray swim class Robinsons welter crown stopped girls swim game Tony in of the W grade school girls open last round in their fierce me M Michigan States 1950 victor over Vp Farm System iwim scrap disappointing crowd nlm was 147 Was the first time When he took control of the As School boys swim of 3924 at Chicago Stadium tonight From now on Im goin out right tne Spartans turned the trick since farm system there virtually wasnt 1937 any such thing Bui in two years By Milton Ehlers built up a tight j tile UJ League a Class B circuit and held and answer period aCr Feel Dykes Right Man TUI oc of how to handle Asked whem his father decided last In 1343 and 1946 Ehlers served as G Protector Sam to leave the dugout Roy replied ng promotional director of the d d Benson in thc J of YM L decided LOCAL THE MAO A CONFERENCE AND THW VCO CAM 00 ON THE AGHN PA ENP OF USE tP COUP Ti ALL SO ALL WHO WAS IN THE HAVE HSR 3 ant 4 Syracuse organization It developed No 2 vs Lutheran V try team AAU 17 dual meets in a row footsteps Yesterday we that Dykes was our man vs HiY 1 and At the they Purchased the presby No 2 alleys stock Roy and Earic sam Dad be as long as im winners of the national players such as Lou Brissie Bobby No 2 team title last fall has won Joe Astroth and Bob Lutheran No 1 a meets in a row er and 4 Melodist alleis 3 And Connie himself said he would stay at the helm until my Ehlers married and father of a More are the 1949 University son insisted he was of Arizona football team limited its surprised when approached by five opponents to less than two Roy and Earle sons of Connie and per offensive try asked to assume general manager in the Temperature for the 24 hour pe THE OLD HOME TOWN BIG SISTER BY EITHER SIDE IF TrilS TMIS IS WHERE SETri IT LOOKS I GONE AS IF WEVE BT SOMEPLACE WE DIDNT PAY ENOUGH TO WHAT SAYS YOU CANT ME THIS NIPPY CRISP AUTUMN IS THAT ON BLM ONE TOO OM A Connie said he felt he was getting od and it was time to step doirn or a young man am nt as active as I was he o CV riod at 3 yesterday said and 50 years is long enough By High 78 Low 41 to hold any job I sincerely believe Temperature Tear ago that Dykes and Ehlers are the men High 42 Low 31 can bring our club another FORECAST championship Some cloudiness highest in upper Mack was Dec 23 n 70s to low 80s Thursday Mila Mass His name Thursday night Friday then Cornelius McGillicuddy not so warm with rain likely sports that west portion down to Connie Mack The tele OTHER phone directory still lists his name High and low temperatures re as ported for the 24 now period end HE was married twice and is the ing at 6 p rn yesterday by the U Qf seven sons S Weather Bureau Atlantic City C Boston C Chicago C Cleveland C Denver C Miami CL New York CL Philadelphia C Pittsburgh C St Louis CL Washington C 63 66 87 81 80 74 75 82 So 74 57 55 and four daughters His first died in He remarried in 1910 One of the most respected of any man connected with sports Connie was awarded the Edward W Bok prize for distinguished service to Philadelphia in 1929 Prior to 4 that time the award had gone only to artists scientists educators and philanthropists 5 He was wined and dined in 53 preseason gatherings pri cloudy or to the opening of the season rain were focused on another pen Oln year Qf TOO LATE Tne pitching staff a bulwark for several years fell apart however Ladys Bulova wrist watch fnd club was unable to make up in vicinity of Perry and Main for he 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