MALONE SHUTS OUT DUTCHMEN 4-0; BURNS ONE GAME AWAY FROM DBS TITLE
PAWTUCKET (AP) - Pat Malone, the 19 game winner of the Montgomery Burns, shut out the Pawtucket Flying Dutchmen 4 to 0 in Game 4 of the DBS World Championship Series. The victory gives the Burns a 3 to 1 Series lead and puts them one game away from the DBS Championship.
Pre-game festivities were highlighted by the appearances of golfing champion Bobby Jones, the 1929 US Open winner, and Helen Willis, who won the Women's U.S. Open singles championship in tennis for the third time in a row in 1929. Other luminaries in the crowd were former DBS player Ty Cobb as well as Deacon Phillippe and Sam "The Goshen Schoolmaster" Leever, who were former teammates of Pawtucket manager Honus Wagner.
An up-and-coming artist by the name of Louis Armstrong, performed the National Anthem. Mr. Armstrong, a 29 year old trumpeter also known as "Satchmo", is currently starring in an all-black revue entitled, Hot Chocolates, treated the crowd of 42, 117 to a truly unique version of the Anthem. As soon as Armstrong was finished, a large roar came from the capacity crowd as tennis champion "Big" Bill Tilden strode to the mound to deliver the ceremonial first pitch. Mr. Tilden, who earlier this year won an unprecedented 7th U.S. Open Final, was greeted warmly by the Pawtucket crowd. In the world of sports, only Harlem outfielder Babe Ruth is more recognized and popular as Tilden.
Pawtucket was very anxious to tie the Series in front of the very loyal and raucous hometown fans, put Pat Malone, the Montgomery ace, never allowed the Pawtucket offense to get on track. Malone didn't allow a base hit until two out in the third inning.
Malone's opponent, as in Game One, was George Uhle. Uhle looked very efficient in mowing down the first six batters he faced in consecutive order. However, Uhle went through a rocky fourth inning that would cost him the ballgame. Paul Waner, the hottest hitter of the Series thus far, laced a single to center, and moved to second on a groundout by Woody English. Had Paul not been running on the pitch, the ground ball would have produced two outs. However, third baseman Pinky Whitney made the safe play and nabbed English at first.
With Paul dancing in the baseline, Uhle allowed a double to Malone, who split the outfielders in left-center. Paul scored easily from second as Malone helped himself to a early 1-0 lead. He didn't have long to savor the feat, as little brother Lloyd Waner legged out his second triple of the Series, scoring Malone and giving Montgomery a 2-0 lead. Lloyd would score three pitches later when Fresco Thompson grounded out.
Montgomery would add another run the next inning. Dale Alexander, leading off the fourth, doubled into the gap in right-center. After an out, consecutive singles by Mickey Cochrane and Paul Waner brought Alexander home with the final run of the game, bringing the score to 4-0.
The fourth ended on a unique double play. With Cochrane on second and Waner on first, Woody English again grounded to Whitney. Whitney threw to second baseman Rogers Hornsby who got the force at second, but in a split-second noticed that the speedy English was already at first and that Cochrane broke late for third. Hornsby instead threw the ball back to Whitney, who tagged out Cochrane for the third out of the inning.
Uhle, clearly angered by this turn of events, took his frustration out on the Burns for the remainder of the game. After a walk to lead off the fifth, Uhle retired 15 Burns batters in a row, and let manager Wagner know, on at least two occasions, that he refused to be taken out of the game. Uhle rewarded his manager with this confidence by lacing a single in the bottom of the eighth when pinch-hitter Curt Walker appeared in the on-deck circle. Uhle instead stormed to the plate, refusing to be replaced, trying to inspire his mates.
However, Pat Malone would not be beaten on this day. Although he worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the third, he was never in any real serious trouble any later in the game. Pawtucket stranded seven runners and struck out five times against the Burns ace, several times with runners in scoring position.
The Burns will now attempt to clinch the 1929 DBS World Championship in Game Five tomorrow from Pawtucket. The tentative pitching pairings is a rematch from Game Two, Firpo Marberry for the Burns and Ed Wells for the Dutchmen.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
Burns 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 2 1
Flying Dutchmen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7 1
Burns AB R H BI Flying Dutchmen AB R H BI
LWaner cf 4 1 1 1 Frederick cf 4 0 1 0
Thompson 2b 4 0 0 1 Allen lf 3 0 0 0
Manush lf 4 0 0 0 Hornsby 2b 3 0 1 0
Alexander 1b 4 1 1 0 Heilmann rf 4 0 0 0
Traynor 3b 4 0 0 0 Whitney 3b 4 0 1 0
Cochrane c 4 0 1 0 Bissonette 1b 4 0 0 0
PWaner rf 3 1 2 1 Cissell ss 4 0 1 0
English ss 3 0 0 0 Tate c 2 0 0 0
Malone p 2 1 1 1 Williams ph 1 0 0 0
Picinch c 0 0 0 0
Uhle p 2 0 1 0
32 4 6 4 31 0 5 0
Montgomery INN H R ER BB K
Malone W 1-0 9.0 5 0 0 3 5
Pawtucket INN H R ER BB K
Uhle L 1-1 9.0 6 4 4 1 2
2B-Alexander, Malone, Cissell. 3B-LWaner.
K-Frederick, Heilmann, Tate, Hornsby, Whitney, English, Cochrane.
BB-Malone, Allen, Hornsby, Uhle.