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Blackfoot Bingham County News (Newspaper) - August 29, 1942, Blackfoot, Idaho Sports slants by Lucia melancholy Jones major league baseball teams stars have almost always been excelled by negro players Diamond records show White major league baseball is Good the White baseball loops Are better organized and better patronized than the coloured leagues. But the Brand of Ball played in these White circuits is not. Superior to that played by the Best negro teams. Back in 1915, the old Lincoln giants % crack negro club played the National league Pip Pennant winners the Philadelphia Phillies right after the world series. Smokey Joe Williams toed the Mound against Grover Cleveland Alexander Liila Delphias right handed Ace who won 31 and 1 lost 10 that year Williams coloured mates gave him a single run in their half of the first inning. Lucius Jones the negro team went ail the Way Down to the last half of the ninth inning leading 1-0, Bill Here Williams temporarily lost control and walked three men in a Row Load ing the bases. Things looked very bad indeed with Bert Niehoff George Bancroft and Dode Paskert the Philst three top hitters coming up in that order. But undisturbed Smokey Joe Williams reared Wray Back and fired in that lightning fast Ball. Nine straight strikes whistled past the three dangerous batsmen and that was All she wrote. Haskell Cohen crack White Magazine writer tells the Story glowingly in the current september 1 Issue of Pic. In 1929, after the Philadelphia athletics had conquered the Chicago cubs in the world series the ass barnstormer and met an All negro team in a nine game series. Mickey Cochrane a1 Simmons and Jimmie Foxx were not with the ass at the time but they did have such stalwarts As Wally Schang Art Shires and Charley Jamison in their Stead along with the other great Philadelphia stars George Earnshaw Max Bishop Joe Boley Jimmy Dykes Bing mil Ler mule Haas and company. Naturally the ass fresh from their convincing win Over the cubs in the world series figured the negro players easy pickings. But believe it or not the coloured players won these Ries five games to four with George Herney a big fast Ball Pitcher turning in two of the wins. He bested earn Shaw who had won 25 and lost 12, in the stirring Mound Duel which decided the series. In 1934, after the St. Louis cardinals bad wrecked the Detroit tigers and won the world series a nucleus of the club featuring Jerome h. Dizzy Dean who won 30 and lost 7 in regular season and bagged two More wins in the world series took on Leroy Satchel Paige and an All Star personnel made up mostly of regulars of the Kan Sas City monarchs in a barnstorming series. In the series dizzy Dean opposed Satchel Paige six times but could win Only twice. Prior to their game in Cleveland Satchel took dizzy aside and gave him the secret of making his fast Ball sail and then hop. Deans smoke Ball did not have much take off before that. Even with those pointers however Satchel beat Dean in a Duel the same afternoon letting the big leagues Down with a solitary hit. After the tour Dean asserted that Satchel Paige was a much better Pitcher than he could Hope to be and All his White teammates agreed. Josh Gibson the great Catcher of the Homestead Grays has hit some of the longest drives on record off major league name hurlers. Carl Hubbell rates him tops. Gib son hit a record blow a 540-foot drive at Monessen dizzy Dean. Pepper Martin All but ran the shirts off the Hacks of the Philadelphia athletics in the 1931 world series. For that the St. Louis cardinals hero gives negro Ball players the credit. He said he played with a team of White stars who were leading one of the All Star coloured outfits 4-0 go ing into the last half of the ninth Hack in 1930. Then Pepper said the entire negro crowd began Lay ing the Hall Down and hot footing it to first. When the smoke had cleared away the coloured Hoys had won 5-4 and there still was Only one out from that Day the card Gyp at said he fashioned his running after that of the gifted Cool papa Bell ring Leader of that nightmarish ninth inning inside baseball assault. In 1939, Tom Wilson negro baseball Pioneer had a club entered in Joe Pir Roness Winter baseball league out on the coast under the name of the Royal giants. This club was made up of Star players of the Philadelphia stars Washington elite giants Newark eagles and Baltimore elite giants. The Royal giants invariably beat the White teams of present or former major league stars they faced. In one of these games witnessed at Gilmore Field made famous by a class immortal Kenny Washington 20,000 fans turned out to see Bob Feller and his mates try to throttle the negro satellites. The negro team won 5-1 after sending Feller to the showers in the fifth inning. The blows which put Bob on queer Street were successive two baggers by big Jim West now first Basing for the Philadelphia stars and Pepper Bassett who is currently featured with the ethiopian clowns and whose Forte is catching in a rocking chair. William Harvey an unorthodox Southpaw of the Baltimore e ites was winning Pitcher for the Royal giants. He added insult to injury he fanning Feller when the kid sensation came to the plate just before that smashing uprising. The White team consisted of Ernie Orsatti first base babe Adams honoured that year As the Pacific coasts most outstanding player third base Bill Cissell second base Herb Kress shortstop Frank Demaree left Field Fern Bell Centerfield Lou Novikoff Brightfield Cliff Mont Gomery Catcher Bob Feller and Heinie Kline pitchers. The royals had such stars As mule Suttles wild Bill Wright bil Hoskins Pepper Bassett Jim West Bill Harvey and company. Saturday August 29,1942 Josh Gibson Sam Bankhead Willie Wells Leon Day get Pittsburgh pirates tryouts Ezzard Charles Cincy ring sensation stops puerto rican Basora Woods Cincy Bucks playing manager promised c Leveland trial by Lucius Jones sons sports editor the four outstanding negro Diamond stars due for a tryout with the Pittsburgh pirates of the National league in accordance with a Promise of president William e. Benswanger have been named. The selections were made just before the tenth annual East West baseball classic coloured dream game in Cobiakey Park Chicago All four players named stood out in the thrilling contest won 5-2 by the East. The quartet of stars for Pittsburgh tryouts is Rupert Josh Gibson Catcher and Sammy Bankhead infielder outfielder both of the Homestead Grays As Well As Willie Wells manager shortstop and Leon Day Pitcher outfielder each of the Newark eagles. The Grays and eagles Are members of the negro National league. Athletes during his school career. President Benswanger of tha pirates said tryout of the four coloured dream Ball players would be under Bob Rice Pittsburgh scout who personally asked the pirate Boss for the Opportunity to handle the workouts. Rice is not opposed to negro stars being Inte grated in the major league baseball Industry. Others due for trial when the pirates and indians yield trials to Gibson Bankhead Weils and Day and to Woods respectively it is regarded As certainty that the Philadelphia Phillies through president Gerald Nugent and manager Hans Lobert will also give chances to Roy Campanella Catcher and Sammy Hughes second baseman both of the Balti More elite giants and to David Impo Barnhill of the new York cubans who was winning Pitcher in the recent East West classic that attracted 48,000 fans. What is More Many other negro stars Are almost a cinch to get tryouts if any of the first Bunch makes Good and if the i reaction generally is favourable Fol lowing culmination of present developments. Doubt still rampant there Are still a Load of Pessi mists. But you find plenty of dark Outlook artists in every thing nowadays. There was a time when it was vigorously contended a negro daily newspaper was a pipe dream. But the fact it such an Enterprise has been going Good since March 13, 1932more than a decade. After Jack Johnson the Pessi mists said we would never have another world heavyweight boxing Champion. And if the pessimists Are right i suppose Joe Louis would be called the world Champion cot ton picker or something. I Pittsburgh a. 3ns i Ezzard Charles Cincin Natius f middleweight sensation continues i to roil Over All opposition on his March to the middleweight. Crown. I monday night at Hickey Park the Cincy Clipper floored game Stout hearted Jose Basora of puerto Rico nine times before head i ministered the knockout Wallop inthe fifth round of the scheduled ten round affair. Charles poured it on in the Early minutes and 57 seconds of the fifth after Basora had rallied sensationally and seemed to be on his Way Back. Jose lost every one of the five stanzas but at no time was Charles Able to coast and just before the knockout Basora had the ohioan in trouble. Basora game while Charles won the fight go ing away Basora won the Plau dits of the crowd for his Gallant stand and determination to stay on his feet and fight until he could take it no longer. The knockout in the fifth came More from exhaustion than any particular blow. Jose was Down for counts of nine in the second third and fourth before the final one in the fifth. In the fourth he was Down three times. Charles aggressive Charles poured in on in the Early rounds. He ripped Saber like lefts to the face and Short chop Ping rights to the body. Jose tried to stay on the outside and Box but the aggressive Charles kept mov my in connecting with dynamite Laden punches. Finally Basora slowed Down to a w a1 k the beating he was taking sapped his Energy and he had to switch from boxing to slugging. Charles was al so showing the Wear and tear from constant punching and Joise kissed caution goodbye. In the fourth although he was Down three times Basora made a Gallant stand and twice rocked Ezzard with terrific rights. He called on his Reserve Energy and when the Bell sounded had Charles Back ing away. The fifth was the last round and the most thrilling. Basora came out to do or die. He piled into the hard hitter Fig Charles with gusto and belted him All Over the ring. A. Awe stricken crowd of 2.475 fans stood up and cheered him on. Ezzard was obviously tired. He had taken this fight on Short notice and did not appear to by in the Superb condition he was the night he Kafoed Booker Beckwith Here. Jose was in perfect condition the fact that he was Able to come Back the Way he did was evidence enough. Thrilling round the puerto rican had Charles in trouble in that sensational fifth round More trouble than Ezzard has experienced in a Long time Basora landed four Long rights flush on Charles jaw Early in the round and from then until Ezzard rallied like a Champion and came Back to win in the last 30 surpassed by any fighter seen in tion of Mettle and courage unsurpassed by and fighter seen in a Pittsburgh ring. But the Pace and the terrific beating he had taken in the other rounds were too much. In the midst of his rally he weakened slowed up a moment before he shot the works in the final min Ute when he slowed up however he lost the fight. Charles came Back. Charles connected with a Short left Hook and a stinging right. Basora went Down out for the night. And so Ezzard Charles keeps go ing. Hers being hailed As the next middleweight Champion. In All probability he will Battle Mose Brown local middleweight Here next month with prospects of a 1 title fight in the offing. Bad Man at plate in the East West classic Gibson handled 10 chances without an error and although purposely passed twice still cracked out two hits in his remaining three official trips to the plate. One of the hits drove across a tally for the East. Bankhead performed error Lessly although dividing his time Between second base and Centerfield. He also scored a run and batted in a run for the East in addition to getting two hits in five times at Bat. Sensational play Wells got one hit in five times at Bat played errorless Ball afield and turned in the Fielding Gem of the Day when he went far Back of second base made a one handed pick up of John one Illus smash and pegged him out at first by a hairs breadth. Day who is a dangerous hitter and is frequently used in the out Field by Newark because of his prowess at Bat proved the out standing hurler of the game. He faced Only seven batters and fan Ned five of the last six the final four in a Row. Fanned dangerous crowd Day relieved Barney Brown Southpaw of the Philadelphia stars in the seventh inning with two away. He got rid of Parnell Woods manager third baseman of the Cincinnati buckeyes to retire the Side. In the eighth inning Day fanned Ted Strong forced Willard Brown to go out and then whiffed James pig Greene All of the Kansas City monarchs. Day struck out Oneill of the monarchs Arthur Pennington of the Chicago american giants and Floyd Bear Man Davenport of Birmingham. That was All she wrote for the West sluggers. Woods to get Chance in addition to the four stars booked for tryouts with the pirates next week Woods the Cleveland Cincinnati Pilot has been promised a look Over by president Alva Bradley of the Cleveland indians of the american league with the Hearty endorsement of manager Lou Boudreau Indian shortstop who played with and against negro football coaches officials meet in Memphis sept. 12-13 Florida Tuskegee in 1942 Grid classic Jacksonville c. Johnson Dunn state teachers College Montgomery Alabama president of the Southern coaches and officials association announced today through b. T. Har vey Secretary treasurer that the eighteenth annual meeting of the association will be held septem Ber 12-13 in Memphis Tenn. The local committee is com posed of t. C. D. Hayes Robert Lee p. W. Thornton Julian Beil and w. P. Jack Adkins. Head quarters for the meeting will be t h. Hayes and sons 680 South � the following Southern con Ference institutions will be represented at the meeting Benedict Fisk Lemoyne Knoxville More House Morris Brown claim South Carolina Florida a. And a Lane Xaxier Talladega Alabama state and Tuskegee. Approximately 100 coaches an officials Are expected to be in at Tendance to the meeting. The foot Ball schedule tor the season of 1942 will be announced and the officials for All games assigned. Lauderdale Street. The business sessions will be held in the Foote Hemes auditorium. He coaches and their friends will be entertained at the har Mony club. The usual program of the officials meeting will be Fol Lowed. Due to the Many problems it is expected that a special meet ing of the Southern conference will be held either Friday sep tember 11, or sunday 13, registration will begin on 10 a. A Satur Day september 12. Field at 8 30 Oclock at night. Octo i Ber 17 and november 14 Are he open dates on the 1942 schedule. Those invited to assemble for Early practice Are Charles Perry Archie Merlin tor Joshua Brown George Robinson Arthur Sawyer Whitney Van Cleve Eugene Porte Carter Bowman Jesse Bolden Henry Long Leo Brinkley Ray mond head or. Herman Anderson Marion Smiley Otis b. Head i Charles Williams William Sarter i Benjamin Vaughn Lee Henderson Dixon Wells Frank Bradley Glenn Price and Jackson Morris. The 1942 schedule follows sept. 26 Xavier at new Orleans. Oct. 3 Morris Brown at Tuskegee. Oct. 9 Wilberforce at Chicago oct. 17 open. Oct. 23 Morehouse at Columbus 1 a. Night oct. 31 s. C. State at Tuskegee Tuskegee Institute Ala. Sons just before his departure from the Institute for Lincoln University in Pennsylvania to attend the 26th annual championships of the american Tennis association which will be held at Lincoln from August 17 through the 23, coach Cleve l. Abbott put letters in the mail inviting 28 members of the 1942 Golden Tiger football team to assemble at the Institute Early in september for practice. The opening game will be played in new Orleans on september 26 with the Gold Rush team of Xavier University As the opponent. Morris Brown College of Atlanta Georgia will come to the Campus on october 3, and on october 9, the tigers will journey to Chicago for their annual game with Wilberforce University which will be played at Soldier Homecoming. T nov. 7 Florida at Jacksonville nov. 14 open. Nov. 26 Alabama at Montgom Ery. .1 Satchel Paige denies claims in a item Chicago aug. 16forty-eight thousand fans heard Satchel Paige famous Kansas City monarchs Pitcher Tell his Side of the Story sunday afternoon at Comiskey Park Between the sixth and seventh innings of the East West game. Paige established a baseball Prece Dent when he denied a Story Attri buted to him regarding negro play ers in the majors Over the Public address system. The Story quoted Paige As saying that mixed teams in the majors would not be possible and an ill advised move because it. Would create disharmony. With a capacity throng listen ing intensely said ladies and gentlemen i would like to take this Opportunity to deny al � statement which the daily papers credited to me. I want you to know that i did not say anything against the use of negro players in the big leagues. A reporter came and asked me what i thought about negroes playing on major league teams. I told him i thought it was All right. He said Satchel a do you think the White players would play with the coloured a a i told him i thought they would but that if they it might be a Good idea to put a Complete negro team in the a Jors. The umpires held up the game t while Satchel made his epochal defense speech. With players of both teams standing up in the dugouts listening with interest g Paige said he was misquoted on his salary and practically every thing else he told the reporter. When he finished talking he went out on the Mound and pitched for the West. Phi Delta Kappa admits two Hampton Institute a. Two persons with associations at Hampton Institute were inducted into the rho chapter of Phi Delta Kappa National honorary Scholas tic society at new York University recently. The society Lily White until it revoked a discriminatory clause in its Constitution last Spring admit Ted a. Ohhara Lanier Dean of at Antans thrill gallery with Superb display of Golf magic Cleveland As the Forest i City closed its four Day Golf tournament Charlie Mccauley a Cleve Lander carried off the first honors among the amateurs Landing the National championship and Edison Marshall of Indianapolis came from behind to take the professional prize. The tournament was staged at Highland Park. In the Amateur final deciding the National final Mccauley Defeated his fellow Cle Velander Johnnie Phillips 3 and 2 in a 36 Hole match. Mccauley eliminated the defending Champion Bill Davis of Detroit in the Semi finals. Marshalls winning total in the 72-Hole pro tournament was 302. The Indianapolis player fired rounds of 77-73-77-75. Entered by Lee baking company i of Decatur ga., famous for Colon Ial bread Zeke Hartsfield of at Lanta ga., came in second with 303, and Howard Wheeler of los Angeles regarded As the favorite collected 81 blows in the final round and dropped to third place with 305. Wheelers 72, even Par in the first round was the lowest score of the tournament. There were four rounds of 73, de Jackson of Detroit was fourth with 368. Clyde Martin of Chicago fifth with 310 and Ben Davis of Detroit sixth with 311. Mccauley and Phillips both Clev Elanders play most of their Golf at Highland Park and get in lots of practice. In a recent Ohio Amateur tournament also sponsored by the Forest City association Phillips won the final Over Mccauley. Charley Burley Kaytes Holman Williams new Orleans Charley Bur Ley top ranking Minneapolis middleweight. Scored a Fristic upset Fri Day night at the Victory Arena when he stopped Holman Williams cagey Detroit Boxer in the ninth round of their scheduled 15 round engagement. Determined from the offset to score a knockout Burley fought a cautious bout punishing Williams with hard body blows during the first rounds to offset the skillful boxing tactics of the speedy Williams. As a result of this body attack Burley lost two rounds to Williams on Low blows. Burley turned the tide of the Bat the in the sixth round when a stiff left Cross closed Williams right Eye. Hard rights to Williams head sent him through the ropes with blood streaming from a Cut on the nose. The referee Charley Dabney immediately stopped the fight As Williams was unable to defend himself any longer. The weights were Burley 160 Williams 156%. In All probability Burley will be matched with Ezzard Charles sensational Cincinnati fighter in the next big Fristic program scheduled by promoter Louis Messina and matchmaker Louis Chattard. The paid attendance amounted to $4195.98 with fans jammed to the rafters of the Arena. I i beating the gun by al Moses and in our question Box new York a n p a name i the negro baseball Pitcher nearly30 years ago who Defeated the i league also club he played with 1 and the manager of the winning negro re ii Robert h. Seabrook Winston Salem n. C. Ans dizzy Dismukes. He was a member of Llie India Napolis abcs and c. L. Taylor of the famed Taylor Brothers 1 was the manager. That was away Bank in 1911 when i was running for Public school 10� i new York City Manhattan and weighed 100 pounds i 110 pounds less than i scale i today. 1 r a in the order of their great Ness rate the following Tiger Jacs Payne Panama Joe Gans. Alex 2 kid Gibbons Gorilla Jones and Harry Smith. Lester Grey t since Tiger Payne f fought heavyweights it would be unfair to group him with 1 the others. Gans Jones Smith and Gibbons. I a Lam sick to my heart Over the excuses Good writers and Street Corner baseball fans make for Young Barnhill he cuban Pitcher. If he were As Good As such twirlers As nip Winters Dick Redding Joe Williams. Phil Cockrell red Ryan Jose Mendez Wickware greatest of them All they would have to excuse his failure against 01 1 Man River Satchel Paige dont you agree with me Alvin jazz Robinson rhythm club nyc. 1 ans you should have been a writer 1 agree with you 100 percent. A would Joe Louis have step j ped the Joe Jeanette who once a made Sam Langford quit old timer Cleveland. Ans not Over the 15 round 1 championship route and probably not at All. 1 i a would you give Bemie Miller j an even Chance against Ray Robinson Virgil Richard Brooklyn. J ans a can you name the Foremost negro steeplechase jockey Elwood Stephenson Jamaica Long Island. Ans Isaac Allen. 1 a did Gordon croquet Cali j fornia fight Mentor Ever was he Good As a pro l. H. N., Bronx he was never a professional in this country but i recall Gordon As a Fine 160 Pound Amateur Prospect during 1923-30 when the writer of this column was boxing in r St Rotor. Of the West 135th St. J Branch of the Mca. J a would you say negro Ball j teams play Heads up baseball r As a general thing Thomas Mccoy r Covington by. I ans no i ethiopian clowns top baseball attraction Cincinnati Ohio sons j its a Well established fact in 1 baseball circles that every City the great Cincinnati Miami ethiopian clowns play in simply cant get enough of this Clever Ball team with their Brilliant play j and scintillating comedy. A glance i at their season s Adhe Dule an especially the games coming up r proves this conclusively. 1 earlier this week they appeared for the second time this season at. Birmingham and for the third time at red Bird stadium in l Columbus 0., playing the Bir Mingham Black Barons in each place. Thursday night aug. 27. Saw them at Swayne Field in to. Ledo 0., for the fourth time on a this occasion in a big night game a against Satchel Paige and the Kansas City monarchs. Now they re heading for Spring _ Field 111., to show at the three Eye league Park for the third i time within a month against the new York Lincoln giants on v Friday night aug. 28. The next evening sees the wonder team in the first night negro doubleheader Ever staged at Victory Field in Indianapolis also against the new yorker marking the clowns third 1942 appearance there. And then sunday afternoon aug. 30, they go into Parkway Field in Louis Ville triumphantly for their fifth Date this season facing the Zulu Cannibal giants. Further accentuating their great Appeal their schedule Calls for them to make a second big appear Ance at Wrigley Feild in Chicago on sunday afternoon sept. 6, to share headline honors on a gain four game card with the Kansas City monarchs Birmingham Black Barons and Memphis red sox and then travel to Columbus 0., for their fourth appearance there the next afternoon against the monarchs. Each succeeding appearance re sults in in even larger turnout of fans and in nearly every one of those Parks the clowns now hold1 the attendance record for a race team. The Phoenix Index Phoenix arizon Page six

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