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OF JEFFERSON ADVOCATi,, SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, MAY 28, ]959 NEWS VIEWS BY MAX BROWN ABOUT THIS!--- i of Shenandoah Downs are giving some thought g of a 'Powder Puff' race, featuring all most any night now... Watch for the an- TOWN'S AND Jefferson C, ounty's Little Who provide plenty of interesting and enjoyable on the diamond for the fans throughout the are returning to action again and we fans will support these youngsters as often The Potomac Little League circuit, with Ed it's )resident, opened the season on Tues- t Don Noland and his Little Leaguers arles Town will raise the curtain on the seas(m Legion Park. A VERY'GOOD START, after many years of. patroling left field for the Charles Town Le- Gilbert Miller. In four contests to date, lding the horsehide at a lofty .428 mark... another long-time member of the ball ng Manager Woody Waiters a dandy lead- his heady and exciting base-running and the for free trips to first base.. playing three games at second base is hitting Roy Doyle is turning in a brilliant p and hitting for a .282 average... DOWNS will conduct a matinee racing at 2:30 p. m. Saturday (Memorial and come right back with a night card :00 p.m. There will be eight races on each Manager Bob Leavitt said today. There it an hour recess for dinner between 6 and 7 track will provide a chicken box supper for in case you might want to make a complete The infield will be open for picnic parties two race programs, officials of the track said. LEGION baseball fans in Charles Town to wait until July 4 for their fireworks," Waiters' team all the fireworks they're we arrive there on Sunday, June 7th," OUr old friend Sgt. Curt Salyer who is now an coach for the Camp Lejeune Marines... THE OLD Charles Town Track is back in ld we might add, permanent hands, this time, Cohen and their general manager Lou have started to hum, we do mean hum wise) around the popular and widely-known and talked-about Jefferson County l Assistant Manager Leeds K. Riely and Con- Charlie Funk already on hand and with rolled up, a big remodeling and doing-over roject is under w " " ' ay m full swing... Fhose tell us that you won't recognize the one-time once the work is completed... ( HAI LES" TOWN LEGI()N I aseball officials over the lack of interest in the game and attendance at the Sunday afternoon contests we notice that in Charleston, W. Va., of around 80,000, only 313 fans paid the ball park to see the Senators play the ors under the liuhts on May 15... i . AT LEGION PARK last Sunday as the Over Baltimore's Dixie Athletic Club, was McQuinn, former star first-baseman for t]ie Browns rand New York Yankees. McQuinn is home at Alexandria, Va., where he oper- goods equipment store. He played under Sewell of the St. Louis Browns in 1944 and Series that year against the St. Louis the Yankees, McQuinn's boss was one Bucky Harris, and this was back in 1947. World Series that year against the Brook- great guy and it was nice to have him and ask for us. He is currently scout- Braves. L DAY DOUBLE HEADER ONE ADMISSION 8 RACE AFTERNOON CARD 8 RACE EVENING CARD POST TIME 2:30 AND 7:00 L BOX LUNCHES AVAILABLE BRIGHTEST TRACK IN A, ICA ;) ) rd Legion Batsmen Win 10-1 Verdict Over Dixi, Athletic Club Sunday Good piltching by Dennis Alex- ander, former Mar,tinsburg High star and "Red" Norwood, who re- lieved Alexander in tlhe sixth, plus wdldness on the part of McCaff- rey, visiting pi~tcher and a lo~ of loose fielding by t,he visitors gave the Charles Town American Leg- ion baseballers an easy 1O-1 vic- tory over the Dixie Athle~tic Cl,~b of Baltimore, Md., Sunday after- noon on the C~mrles Town Legion field. ~Manager Woody Walter's Leg- ic,unaires wasted no time getting started towards t~heir fourth con- secu,tive victory of t~he season as agains~t no defeats, as they puslh- ed over a run in the very first frame on one hit, a double by Gil 'bert Miller w~ho drove in Zombro who had walked and stolen sec- ond. The Legion took advantage of two of the nine errors which the Marylanders committed to push over two more runs i,u the second frwme wit~hout collecting a single base hit. In the third the Le~ion made it 3-0 by pushing over another run wi:thou,t get:ting a single hit. The visi~tors scored a run and the only one they made during ,t~he game, in the top of the four,t,h frame when Butts singled, and then wen,t all the way around when Ma'lachuk threw into center field in at, ten~pt~ng to c,~t Butts off at second in a s,teal. %t was in the seventh frame that the Legion really sewed up the v~,ctory w.hen t,hey scored five times on four hi,ts and a couple of errors. To start the rally Moe~ler was safe o,u an error by Gerlaczki, Bond then singled and Jamison sacri,ficed, Norwood tz~ipled and then another error by the Balti- more shortstop, plus a triple by M, iller produced the five runs. Oha.lky Hopkins, Ray Jamison, and Wimpy Zombro a'll turned in fielding gems for the' Legion and Miller also led the Legion a~t the plate wi,th a double a,ud triple in four trips to the plate. The boxscore: Dixie Athletie Club AB R H Wilson, 9b .............2 0 0 Jones, 3,b .............. 4 0 0 Gerlaczki, ss ........... 4 0 1 Bu, t,ts, lb .............. 4 1 1 Otradovec, c ............ 4 0 0 BorseHa, cf ............. 3 0 0 Theobold, If ............ 2 0 0 Jones, If .............. 0 0 0 Woods, rf .............. 4 0 1 ,McC,affrey, ,p .......... 3 0 1 Totals .............. 30 1 4 LEGION AB R H Z'orabro, rf ............2 2 1 I.~cke, rf ..............1 0 0 iMil:ler, l~f .............. 4 1 2 Gainer, }f .............. 0 0 0 Doyle, ss .............. 3 0 0 Hopkins, cf ............ 4 1 0 Moehler, l b ............ 4 2 0 1%a, mey, lb ............. 1 0 0 Bond, 2b ............... 3 1 1 Jamison, 3b ............ 3 0 0 Mal,aohuk, c ............ 1 2 1 Dod,son, c .............. 0 0 0 Aleander, ~p .......... 2 0 0 ~Norwood, p ............ 2 1 1 Totals .............. 30 10 Jefferson Little Leaguers Go Into Action Monday At 6 Ac;tion .in the six-team Jeffer- son Little League will get under- way on the league diamond at the Legion Park field Monday even- ing aJt 6 p. m. wi'~th the defending league ch.ampions the Yankees, meeting the Dodgers after the op Virginia ,Batsmen To TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE TEAM W L Pot. Gainesboro 4 0 1.000 Bakerton 3 1 .750 Gerrardstown 1 2 .333 Martinsburg 1 2 .333 Berkeley Place 1 3 .250 Nippon 1 3 .250 Next Sunday's Games Martinsburg at Nippon Gerrardstown at Bakerton Berkeley Place at Gainesboro, Va. After four weeks of action in the Tri-County Baseball League the Gainesboro (Va.) aggregation finally moved into the league lead Sunday afternoon on the Baker- ton diamond when tJhey scored an exciti,ng 8-3 decision over the Bak erton team which had been tied with the Virginians for the league lead for the past three weeks. Fine four-hit pitching by Le- roy DeHaven, plus a heavy 17-'hit barrage by Oainesboro batters combined to give t,he Virginians the, victory. DeHaven has now gone 27 innings for Gainesboro a,ud has turned in such fine pit- ching jobs tha~ he is now the leag ue leading pitcher. In addition to his fine pitching DeHaven has also been hel,ping his own cause at the plate. For instance Sunday he blasted out two hi,is. Every man in the Gaines borg line-up hit s~fely Su,nday against Bakerton, wb:i'le Dops0n was the only Jefferson county bat ter to get more than one h~t. Kell ey blasted a homer for the Vir- ginians in the second frame. Ma~tinsburg's Braves and Rip- port, both looking for their first wins, fou~nd the righ combination to score surprising victories Snn- day. The Braves with Buddy Custer fanning six and allowing only eight hits downed t~he Berkeley Place Yanks, 11-9. B. Mongan was the hi~tting star for the vic- tors with three safeties while Jer- ry Stuckey had three-,for-five for the Yanks. At Oerrardso~vn, B. Fuller turn ed in a six hit~er a~nd fanned nine as Nippon ended a,ts three game losing streak wi~h a 7-1 decision. Demory and Stephens each collec ted three hits for Nippon wh~le Mike Allen led Gerrardstown with' a single and double. The boxscore: Nippon AB R H L~mber, 3b ............ 4 0 1 B. Carroll, ss .......... 5 0 1 J. BurGh, 2b .. .......... 4 0 1 Starkie, c .............. 3 0 0 B. BurCh, lb ........... 5 1 1 Demory, rf ............ 3 2 3 Stephens, l,f ............ 4 3 3 Myers, cf ............... 3 1 1 Puller, p ............... 4 0 0 B. Longevbe~m, rf ...... 1 0 0 6 j. Longerbeam, rf ...... 1 0 0 Totals .............. 37 7 11 Gerrardstown AB R II Allen, ss ............... 4 0 2 Pappas, c~f ............ 3 0 1 Smallwood, 2b .......... 3 1 1 Butts, lb .............. 3 0 0 Wroe, c ................ 3 0 1 Barrc,n, 3b ............ 3 0 0 Slevin, rf .............. 2 0 0 Bause~rman, p .......... 4 0 1 McDonald, rf ...........2 0 0 Tot~als .............. 27 1 6 ening game ceremonies have been .i~t i,mpossible for the band to ,be completed, on hand. N~land said Charles League Presiden~ Donald Nol- Town's Mayor Nick Carson will be and said i~t had ~been hoped that on hand, however to throw out ~the Charles Town Junior High the first ball. Tuesday a~ern0c.n Band co.rld be on hand for the ~the Dodgers and Indians will meet opening eve~in,g's ceremonies, but and then Wednesday ,it will be a slip-up in ,con~tactAng Director ,two new teams in the leagueJche Jc~hn Pestun un,ti:l Tuesday made Cubs and Braves Who wi~ll :tangle. WHEN SKIPPER PAUL RICHARDS of the Baltimore Orioles was asked recently what he thought of the Wash- ington Senators being up in their lofty position in the race, he replied, "Washington has three bats and the op- sP vSing pitchers had better not throw where they are inging." Of course he meant Harmon Killebrew, .Bob Allison, Jim Lemon and one can't leave out that bat of Roy Setters... o WHILE PROBABLY THE OPPOSITION was nothi :g to write home or get excited about last Sunday at Legion Park, a fan remarked to us as he was passing the press section at the close of the game, "it was well worth the price of admission alone to witness such great defensive plays as those contributed by Chalky Hopkins, 'Wimpy' Zombro and Ray Jamison,"--You are certainly so right, sir---and thanks for taking your time to tell us about the plays... They were three real GEMS... ALL YOUNGSTERS under twelve (12) years of age are always admitted to the Charles Town Legion base- ball games free of charge, and we might add, the base- ball club officials are always glad to have them whenever they care to attend the games. But, say, club officials, the youngsters must not run up and down and jump over the seats in front of paying fans in the grandstand. In recent games this season, youngsters have been in groups, i unning up and down the grandstand and over the seats much to the discomfort of the fans who really want to witness the baseball game and pay their way into the ball park for that purpose... So, to the youngsters, Legion officials are always happy to have you attend the games whenver you want to, but please have a little concern for the fans who like to witness the games and do your run. ning and jumping out on the athletic field and not in the grandstands where the fans are trying to keep up with the ball game... Official: harh Town Properties, Inc. LOUIS PONDFIELI) VICE-PRESIDENT Two of the t'hree top officials of :harles Town Properties, Inc., Ben COhen, president and Louis Pondfield, vice-president, have an nounced since t~heir purchase of .the stock of Charles Town Prop- erties, Inc., they will do extensive work on the rachug strip immed- iately and also build some addit- ional barn facilities. Some paint- ing and other l~mited repair work will also be done at .the Charles BEN COIIEN PRESIDENT is opened July 13 for a 54-day race meet. Cohen, his brother Her man and Pondfieid head t'he Pim- l~ico C Md.) race .track and they had been operating the old Char- les Tow:] track for the past two racing meets under a lease agree- ment with 'Mrs. A. J. Boyle, then owner o,f ~the track. Mr. Pondfield is expected to make his home here at least while racing is being stag ed in Charles Town and serve as general manager of the track's op Town race ;track before t,he tracl erations as he has in the past. Forthcoming Sports Events For Section THURSDAY Potoma.c Little League-Leetown at Shepherdstown; Harpers Ferry at Bakerton: Sharpsburg at Mill- ville, all at 6 p. m. SATURDAY RACING- Doubleheader racing ~rogram at ,Shenandoah Downs, 16 races, starting at 2:30 p. m. SUNDAY BASEBALL- Tri-County League games, Martinsburg at Nippon; Gerrardstown at Bakerton, Ber- keley Place at Gainesboro, all 2:30 p.m. BASEBALL- Baltimore Laundry vs Charles Town, Legion Field, 2:30 p. m. MONDAY, JUNE 1 Opening Jefferson Little League Play-Yankees vs Gia~nts Charles Town Legion Field. TUESDAY Jefferson League-Dodgers vs In diana Potomac League- Shepherdstown at MillviUe; Harpers Ferry at Sharpsburg; and Leetown at Bak- erton. WEDNESDAY Cubs vs Braves SUIT CLUB WINNER John O'Bannon was the winner of the Suit Club at The Kastle Men's Store in Charles Town last: Home Saturday nig,ht. two Undefeated Clubs Will e At .30 On Legion .Park Looking far and wide for the best possible opposition, officials Bakerton Millviile of the Charles Town American t # Legion baseball club have signed the Baltimore (Md.) Home Laun- dry club of the fast Bi-County League for a contest here Sunday at 2:30 p. m. According to glow- ing reports from veteran baseball men in t, hat city as well as fz'orn sports editors of t.he various Bal- timore newspapers, the Baltimore team is unbeaten this season while playing in the fast Bi-County League. Last year ,this club posted a bril liant 56 and 5 record and wound up in t~hird place while taking part fin the Na,tional Baseball Touz'na- ment in Altoona, Pc. It was in this same tournament they topped the strong Leone's team of Balti- more and the Leone's team has long been considered as one of the very best ball clubs in the Mary- land city. The Home Laundry is managed by Dick Kane, a veteran baseball man and has a traveling squad of eighteen players. Home Laundry is also listed as one of the best uniformed baseball :teams in the ci,ty and include in their lineup many former high school and col lege diamond stars. They have asked for this chance to meet the Charles Town ,team and from ,t~he reports which ,have been received at Leg, ion headquarters, they plan to bring along with them Sunday quite a number of their home town fans. They will arrive in Charles Town around 12:30 p. m. and have their dinner after the ball game at the Legion Home. On ,the Legion side of the pic- ture, Manager Woody Walters said today that he was uncertain about his starting pitcher, but it could be big Gilbert Miller who ,hasn'.t~ worked a g'ame since he turned back the Washington Y'BI on opening day here. Miller is leading the ball club in hil~ting with a neat .428 mark. If ~titler s'hould not be ready for ,the lm- ,portan, t assignment, then i~ is al- ,most certain to be 'ICed' Norwood, t'he stropg-a~m right bander. Gates to "the ball park will open at 12:30 p. m.. and Mr and ~Mrs. Wharton, operaC~ors of the concess ion stand, Will have plenty of sand wiches, cold drinks, ice cream, etc. Harpers Ferry Win In Potomac League Openers Harpers erry, Bakerton and Millville emerged victorious as t~he six teams in the Po,tomac Little League got off to a banner staz'~ i,n the 1959 campaign on Tuesday evening. Harpers Ferry {opped~ Shep- herdstown 4 to 1; Bakez-ton doub- led the score on Sharpsburg 12 to 6, and Millville whipped Leetown by the score of 9 to 5. In the Ha~pers Ferry-Shepherd~ town contest, Clifton Poacher tur ned in a masterful one-hit pi~ch- ing performance and also aided his team's cause with a three-m~n 'homer. At Millville. Bill DiAngelo turn ed in a ~laree hitter and s, truck out ~fourteen batters. Ray Cook and Larry Longerbeam led the eleven hit a,ttack width two hiks each. Terry Johnson had a home run in the first inning. Jones had two of Leetown's thzee hits, The games were witnessed by large cpowds of parents and inter- ested fans and for the early sea- son all of the youngsters turned in very creditable performances. Middleway 4-H Club Meets at Barr Home The meeting of the Middleway Climbers 4-H Club was held at i~he home of Gene Barr May 22, 8:00 p. m. Stephen Dalgarn, the Clubs' president called the meet- ing to oz'der. Members then sang W. Va. Boys and Girls, After the secretary and treasury reporter members discussed new a,nd old business. Demonstz~ations were giv en and the meeting adjourned. FLORSHEIM SHOES Sizes From 5 to 12 TOWN AND COUNTRY CLOTHIERS for sale t hrottghout the afternoon. I 0 THE TRUCK THAT AVERAGED 2527. j. ~.: :::iii:iii::i:!:::i:!!;i:ii! 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