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EXPECT RECORD CROWD FOR DIG LEAGUE EXHIBITION TILT; SCHACHT ALSO ON PROGRAM "Room for Everybody" Is Promise of Officials; Action From 6:30 On; Baseball's Greatest Figure, 78-Year-Old Connie Mack, Making First Appearance in City; Famous Comedian to Perform at 7:30; Plenty of General Admission Tickets at Gates. PROBABLE LINEUPS ATHLETICS J Gantenbein, Moses, it S. Chapman, Johnson, If Siebert, lb Wagner, c McCoy, 2b F. Chapman, D. Miles, p Dean, p Heusser, p Umpires Tom Casey, Fred L z: -J ; The Columbian Park Recreational Center, Inc., tees , off tonight at the new stadium with the most attractive baseball program ever offered in this city, the Philadelphia ' Athletics vs. the Lafayette Red Sox, plus a pre-game per-: formance by Al Schacht, "Clown Prince of Baseball." The BOBBY FELLER WINS IN RELIEF JOB OVER HOSE Cleveland Fast-Ball . Ace Works Two Innings as Indians Nip Chicago White Sox in 10th, 5-4. CLEVELAND, Sept. 8. (AP) Bobby Feller, coming in to relieve Pitcher Al Milnar in the ninth inning with the score tied four-all, won his 24th victory of the year as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 5 to 4 in ten innings today. Tha victory snapping a six- game losing streak enabled the Indians to maintain a slight mathematical advantage over Detroit in the tie for first place. Ray Mack drove in the winning run after Jeff Heath led off with a'Qouble and took third on a passed ball. In the two innings Feller worked he allowed one hit, one base on balls and struck out three. Milnar, who has not won a game since August 4, allowed 9 hits. Ted Lyons gave up 14 hits. Catcher Frankie Pytlak went to right field in the tenth . inning, replacing Clarence Campbell after Umpire William Summers benched the Cleveland gardener for a remark made from the bench. The box score: CHICAGO Webb, 2b AB. R. H. O. A. E. . ti 2 4 3 1 Kieevieh, cf ..... 4 Kuhel. lb - 4 SSolters, If 4 Appling, ss 4 WrlKht, r 4 Treah. c 4 Kennedy, 3b 4 Lyons, p 4 0 O 0 0 O 0 3 0 0 0 Totals 37 4 10 28x 9 1 .x on out. when winning run scored. CLEVELAND All. It. H. O. A. K. , Bouilrenu, ss 5 u 3 4 2 0 Campbell. r 5 0 1 4 0 O . Tvtlak. rf .. O 0 0 0 0 0 Chapman, cf 4 113 0 Bell. lb .. 5 ( 1 O . Hrath. If 5 2 2 0 . Keltner, 3b 5 110 Mark. 2b 5 0 12 Homsley. a 4 12 8 Milnar. l 4 0 2 0 Keller, p 0 0 U 0 Total 42 5 1 4 30 10 1 Chi.ais'o oio ol ii CO o 4 Cleveland "0 310 000 1 5 Kuns batted in Tresli, Keltner 3, Boudreatl. Appling, finlter 2, Mack. , Two base hits Suiters, 'fresh. Kourt-. reau. Heath. Three base hit AppltuK. Homo runs Keltner, Solters. Kacri-lire Kreeviih. Double plays Appling. . hb and Kuhel; Mark, Houdreau and , Bell. Left on bases Chicago 7. Cleveland 10. Bases on balls Off Lyons 1. Milnar 1, Keller 1. struck out By l.vons 3. Milnar 3. Feller 3. Hits Off Milnar 9 in 8 innings (none out in 9th): Feller 1 in 2 innings. Vassed ball Tresh. Winning pitcher Feller. Muncie Citizens Bop Gold Medals MUNCIE, Sept. 8. Muncie Citizens took a handy 5 to 2 verdict RED SOX 3b Bush, ss Wyss, if Tangeman, lb Mackiewicz, cf Grieshop, 3b Hosinski, 2 b Chase, If Cato, c Teller, p Bailey, p Allen, p Charley Dienhart. cf ss Willis, I new athletic arena is expected to be packed to capacity and offi cials are preparing to handle an overflow crowd. However, those in charge of the event are guaranteeing "room for all" at the park as an unlimited number of general admission tickets at 75 cents will be available at the gates. WELCOME, CONNIE! Connie Mack, probably the best loved character in the history of the great game of baseball, is to arrive here with his major league club this afternoon. The A's are coming from Washington, where they split a doubleheader yesterday. Mack, 78 years old, has been managing big league clubs for nearly 50 years. Connie has had his ups and downs. He's in the cellar again, but believes his young baseball club is on the way toward better things. Fans will be looking at some of the finest players in the majors in Bob Johnson, Wally Moses, Frankie Hayes and other members of the Philadelphia club. Al Simmons, veteran great, will also see action with the A's at the park tonight. SCHACHT AT 7:30 Action will begin in the stadium at 6:30 o'clock when the local Red Sox take their batting practice, the gates being scheduled to open at 6:15. At 7 o'clock the Philadelphia sluggers will whale away at the distant fences. At 7:30 Al Schacht will go through his hilarious baseball comedy acts in one of the highlights of the evening. Then comes fielding practice for both teams, followed by the ball game at 8:15. Connie Mack expects to start D. Miles, promising young hurler, on the mound and follow up with Ed Heusser, Chubby Dean or a couple of other relief artists. BAILEY IS BACK Although nobody expects the Lafayette Red Sox to have a chance of Winning tonight's game, the local club is going on the assumption that anything can happen in baseball. With the long losing streak halted Saturday night, the Red Sox hope to show the fans a fine brand of baseball from here on out. The return of Bob Bailey yesterday -has further strengthened the Lafayette nine and the former Purdue star will twirl a few innings against the A's tonight. Lefty Veller and Mel Allen are the other two hurlers Manager Rosser will call upon. FIRST BIG EVENT Tonight's outstanding attraction is the first of a series of big events planned by the newly organized Columbian Park Recreational Center. Advance sales Indicate that the organization will open its program in a successful manner. Fans are coming to Lafayette tonight from miles around to see the A's, Al Schacht, the new stadium and lighting system, and to have an all-around good time. Be there early! USHCO DEFEATS Gordon Oranam. Welcome to Lafayette, Connie Mack. You know nothing at all about yours truly, Mr. Mack, but we've read about everything that has been written about you. We know about the Mclnnis-Collins-Barry-Baker infield . . . we lived in Philadelphia when you were in the midst of that "cellar reign" . . . those were days when Jimmy Dykes was breaking in with the A's . . . Joe Dugan, Cy Perkins, Tillie Walker, Whitey Witt, Ed Rommel, Chick Galloway and others were around. Then came better days ... we joined the many fans who went goofy over Grove, Cochrane, Simmons, Foxx, Earnshaw and the rest of those great performers. That was one of the finest combinations ever assembled, Mr. Mack, and we'd like to see you stay in the game long enough to assemble just one more great club. Kememner when you chose Howard Ehmke to pitch that opening game of the 1929 World Series. You must chuckle at" least once a day, Mr. Mack, about those ten runs the A's scored in one inning during that series. You've taken the bitter with the sweet for a half-century of baseball. Through the good and bad eras of the national game you have gone along in the same quiet, effecient manner and now the name of Connie Mack is the greatest in the history of the sport. Yes, Lafayette appreciates your coming here, Mr. Mack ... we all hope you enjoy your short stay in the city and we wish you continued success. If the weatherman cooperates, a grand spectacle will be presented at Columbian Park tonight . . . that new stadium will be jammed with happy Americans enjoying an outstanding sports program. A personal appearance by Connie Mack would be enough to draw a large crowd in Lafayette . . . but Connie is bringing all of his major league stars with him . . . and Al Schacht, one of the biggest drawing cards in the. country, is going to put on his incomparable baseball comedy acts . . . Lafayette gets all of this at prices lower than those charged for every day baseball in the major leagues. Schacht gave the local attraction a good plug over the radio Saturday afternoon . . . Al broadcast a couple of innings of the Cub-Reds game at Wrigley Field for Bob Elson over WGN . . . Schacht mentioned to thousands of listeners that he would perform in the new Lafayette stadium Monday night. This is Al's last public appearance before the World Series . . . Al has been working every day since spring, traveling thousands upon thousands of miles . . . he's going to rest up for a few weeks before entertaining the huge World Series crowds. Maybe Al will be good enough to give us a preview of his "series show." We advise all real diamond fans to be in their seats by 7 o'clock tonight. You'll want to see those Athletics give that horsehide a thumping in batting practice . . . Bob Johnson and Sam Chapman can drive a baseball about as far as any men living when they connect perfectly. Saturday night's ball game at the park was a thriller all of the way. A 5-4 championship soft-ball game and a 6-5 baseball tilt which travels ' 12-innings before a steal of home decides it, is a pretty . fair evening of entertainment. We certainly give Felix Mackiewicz credit for putting everything he has into a baseball game . . . Mack runs everything out, even the weakest kind of a poke to the pitcher ... he runs into scoreboards, over stumps, and plays the string out in every way. Mack was entirely within his rights when he ran into Catcher Reinert to score the winning run. A major leaguer would be fined if he failed to do exactly the same thing Mackiewicz did. "The base line belongs to the runner" and when a catcher blocks home plate he is taking advantage of the man trying to score . . . -the catcher is risking injury and knows it ... if he can bluff the runner out, okeh . . . but if the runner decides to claim his rights, as Mackiewicz did, the catcher is expected to suffer the consequences without whimpering. 9-4 J. D. xx in in a in

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 09 Sep 1940, Mon,
  3. Page 10

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