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Long Beach Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 1, 1949, Long Beach, California Giant Rooter Comes to Aid of Durocher By NOBMAN MILLAR VTEW YORK, April 30. (tiE) Leo (Llppy) Durocher got surprise 1> help' in his fight to have his baseball suspension lifted to- night when a long-time Giant fan came forward to say that he kicked" Fred Boysen at the Polo Grounds on Thursday. The fan, 33-year-old George Cronk. said "absolutely" that Durocher did not punch or kick charge that has caused the New TTork Giants' manager to be suspended from baseball. Croiu? 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 storv 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 Boysen's 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 gather- 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 man- ager "100 per cent because Leo is in the right." "I am sure-that 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 XJEW YORK, April 30. (UP) For the third time in two weeks, outfielder Tommy Henrich came up with one of his patented pokes game-winning home run that enabled the New York Yankees to surge from behind and beat the belligerent Boston Red Sox, 4 to 3. Henrich's homer, his third the campaign, came in the ninth inning with Rookie Gene Wood- ling1 on base. jc The Red Sox went ahead with a run in the eighth at the ex pense of Southpaw Joe Page, who relieved LefJy Tommy Byrne Frank Shea, who pitched the ninth, received credit lor the vie tory. Paul Calvert, bespectacled sink er-ball 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. Two-run homers by Clyde Vollmer and Buddy Lewis accounted: 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 weatherec a poor start to pitch the Detroit Tigers to a 7 to 5 decision over the Champion Cleveland Indians. Vic Wertz and George Vico ham- mered Sachel Paige for home tuns in'the fourth, an inning be- fore the spindly Negro hurler gave way to Eddie Garcia. Box scores: Peaky.Sb 3 0 0 i Rlzzuto'.sa WUIamc.lf 313 OWodllnff.cf 4 Stephns.sa 401 4 4 0 Z 4 Berra.c 3 Col vert Hurley. McGowan. 7th. ;ored. _ None out when wlnninp run s d-Singled for in 8th. (or w. Johnson in Sth. Score toy Innings: Boston ROO 000 iSw o o 4 Summary: Brown. Rum batted Colema 2. MelB. Henrich 2. base- hosKI. Home stolen ZHMagElo, piny Brown Berra md Brown; Colemnn and Jtlzzuto Doerr and Dropo; Henrich and Berra Hughson. and Droiw. Left ot 7. New York 3. Bnaes OT Byrne S. Dobson 3. Strike Bvrne 5, Dobson 4, HuEhsnn 1. Dobson 3 in R innings, Huenson Tape 3 In Shea 1 In 1. Winner- 1n 2 (none out in fttfil, Byrne 2 In 6V. Klnley. and Rommel, Tlrr AC H O A A ..an.lf 4110 Joost.ss >wls.rf 5 2 f> 0 Valo.lf -----n.2b 5124 Faln.lh ___er.cf 4 1 1 O Wrlcht.rf Kobnsn.lb 4 2 la 3 Tost.39 tins b-Fox Dente.gfl 4224 Chnman.cf 4 1 2 n Astroth.c Calvert.p 3030 r-Schefh Suder.2h p l rt ft n Harris, p n n o Totals 34 11 27 ?6 TnUO.i M 27 10 a-Grounded out for Coleman In Sth. b-Ran for Majeski In 9th. c-GrouDded into In 9th. by Innings: Washington ..._......___....._...fW2 Oftft Philadelphia ---------..........__010 000' "-mnaary: cosn. Runs nto double plar for Astroth tatted Vollm nan Lewis. rouble pis Suder to Joon and Fain; Kobertson m man 4. Cotei on (1-21. 52 Doby.cf 31 Bdreau.ss 21 Boone.ss 1 0 40 31 Kettner.3b 42 Bdwrds.rJ 4 ft Hegan.c 41 Palge.p 20 0 A Detroit AB H 1 0 Lake.2b 3 0 Llpon.ss 1 0 Kelt.3b l 3 1 1 Wertz.rf 113 1 2 311 9 n Evers.U 0 2 1 ii Robinson, o 3 1 A 1 O Swlft.c 001 6 0 Groth.fif 0 0 Vlco.lh 0 o Trucks, p H OA O 3 ,CI 4 1 ft 1 3001 Tucker 0 Totals ,34 B24 9 Totals 30 7 27 7 Pecfc doubled for Garcia in Bixth. Avita ran for Feck in sixth. Tucker fouled out for Ben ton in 'ninth. Cleveland ............................._ 300 002 Detroit 000 330 E Hesan. KBI Boudreau. Vernon, Keltner. Wertz, Vico 2, Rob- inson 2, Peek 2. Groth. Keltner, Mitchell. Vico Event. S, Detroit 7. BB 'Trucks 2. Palce Paplah 2. By Troths 5. Palpe 3. Garcia 3. False 6 In 4'A Innings: Garcia o in Papish 1 in 1'i; Benlon 0 tri By By Trucks (Bon- dreauj. 4 -Tlpton.C Baker.Sb Pierce, p Surkont.p _lllinRr.3b f> Pelagrni.ss 4 n 4 1 Gratiam.ll) 3 1 PJatt.lf 4 n Za.rWa.Tt 4 n Pri'Jdy.Sft 4 3 Lotlar.c 3 2 Starr.p 1 n Ostrwskl.p n l n-5ievers l Kennedj-.n 0 h-Anderson 1 Ferrlck.p c-Arft LONG HACK (CALIF.) PRCSS-TILEGRAM _________SUNDAY, MAY I, 1949 090 Totals 31 4 27 11 Total? 34 6 27 11 for Oatrowaki In nth. out for Kennedy In 7th. out for Ferrlck in 9th. for in 9lh. Score by Innings: Chicago 003 010 St. Louis ..................................000 120 Summary: Adams, Pel- Eafcrinl. Prlddy. Appllnc. Runs batted Appllncr, Bowers 2, Lehner, Souchock, Sle vers 2, Michaels. Two-base Slevers. Bowers. DonbU Prlddy and Graham. Lert 5; at. Louis 6. Bases 3. Pta IT a, Ferrlck 1, s. Starr 1, Kennedy 1. Ferrlck I. Piercs fl In R Innings: Surkont. 0 In .Starr. 3 In 4 out in IlfthJ: Ostrowskf. 0 In 1: Kennedy, 0 In 2; Ferrlck, 1 In 2. Wild Surkont. Umpires F Paperella and Hubbard. Masip Takes Net Title From Cochet BOURNEMOUTH, England, April 30. Pedro Masip of Spain, won the British hard courts tennis championship to- day from aging but. agile Henri Cochet of France, 6-3. 4-6, 6-2, 9-7. 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- periority of mighty Mel Pat- ton against an "iron man" performance of an opponent who personally racked up 18 points, the University of Southern California drubbed Stanford 72 to 58% in a dual track meet today. The' Trojans refused to be iiimbled by the performance ol five-event man Gay Bryan of Or- 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 3ght to their 14th victory over [ndians. A record track of more than drawn by the lame of Fatton and the amazing perform- 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 Stan- ford's Larry Hoff in a brilliant anchor lap in the mile relay and ;o on to win.. Bryan took Jirst In the broad :ump, 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 hur- les. In past meets, Bryan has aken firsts in as many as four vents. Patton's performance on the un-drenched 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. Summary: Shot chandler 18.) R4 ft. 11% 1> (U. SPARKLING STARS FROM LONG Lang Beach boyi, shown above, art helpinq Fred Haney'i Hollywood Start ttiek n the first division of the Pacific Coast League. Walter Olian (top, a rookie pitcher up from Santa Barbara. Jack Paapkt (top, right) is trie Stars' infielder and pinch-hitter. Lowar left is Jack Salvason, ei-big Itaguer now doing "mound rescue" work, while at the right it Chuck Stevens, fancy fielding first sacker. Paepke 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 OUISVILLE, Ky., April 30. (AP) Calumet Farm's Be- lj witch set a Churchill Downs traok record for six fur- winning the added Inaugural Handicap today. Rain-threatening skies held down the attendance to an esti- mated persons as the Downs opened a 19-day spring mee'f featuring the 75th running of the added Kentucky Derby next Saturday. Calumet also scored with Wist- 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 north- ern division Pacific Coast con- ference contest i Coaltown Carries Load, Annexes Seven Straight NEW YORK, April 30. Coaltown, toting his top weight ot 130 pounds with ease, continued his perfect 1949 racing rec- ord by annexins his seventh straight victory over live rivals in the added Gallant Fox Handicap at Jamaica today. Coaltown picked up lor Warren Wright's Calumet boosting his total earnings to lor two .years ot campaigning. In 20 starts, Coaltown 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, Coaltown finished seven lengths ahead ol Vulcan's Forge. Three Rings was third. Coaltown 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 Coaltown ever has carried in a race.-The 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. How- 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) Gohzales, Bob Falkenburg, Mrs. Margaret Osborne du and Louise Russell B. Kingman, chairman of the international play commit, tee, also announced that six oth- er American men stars and eight vomcn will compete in the Wim- bledon and other European tour- naments. Princeton Crew Takes Child's Cup NEW YORK. April 30. Princeton upset Pennsylvania to- lay to take the Childs Cup, one if rowing's oldest regattas, he Harlem Dunlap The men entries for the British championships are Ted Schroe- der of La Crescenta, Cal.; Frank Parker ol Los Angeles, who cur- rently is touring Europe; Cochel! ol San Francisco, Card- nar Mulloy of Miami, Fla., and Budge Patty and Bill Robertson, two natives of Los Angeles who do most of their playing in Eu- rope, In addition to Gonzales and Falkcnbjrg. Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Helen Pedersen Rihbany of Bos- ton, Arvilla McGuire of _pied- mont, Cal., Gloria Butler of New York and Virginia Boyer of New Ulle Lyonn (S. :u. s. 3, Baflle (U. 100-ynrd dash 1, Palton (IT. 8. Bnan 3, Paequall w. S. CO; me fl fi seconds (ties meet Javelin 1, Held (S.) 21S ft. JQVi In.; 2, Dlllinghnm (U. 8. C.) ifti it. lo a (U. S. C.) 190 ft. 1 In. Pole vault l, Montgomery
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