July 10, 1943
was to be expected Lt. (jg)
'ohn A. Hassett, USNR, and
'^^ets John Pesky and Theodore
are currently leading
hit parade for the U, S. Navy
Possessing a .472 average, Has-
has collected 35 hits in 72
’•^es at bat, leads the runs batted
department with 26, and has
. 6 home runs, three doubles and
'^ree triples to his credit.
^oung Pesky, hitting .457, has
same number of hits as Has-
and is second in the runs
'^tted in department with 22.
Williams has 19 hits in 49* tries.
® has hit five home runs and bat-
in 19 tallies. Also, he has re-
^ived more base on balls than any
.■'^s a team the Cloudbusters are
'tting .303. They have won 19 of
last 21 starts.
Cadet Joseph Coleman, who
‘*)ished up the season last year
the Athletics after winning
^ and losing 6 with Wilmington,
i^laware, has registered seven
'stories against no losses. He
allowed but eight earned runs,
47 strikeouts, and has issued
base on balls.
(jg) Robert Williams,
has won three and lost
Cadet Lawrence Anderson
two victories, and Cadets Jim
''ole and Ivan Flesser one each.
defeats were charged against
^^det John Sain who has won five
Five baseball games will
played during the next
®ight days by the Cloud
busters. This afternoon at
Norfolk the local nine plays
the Naval Training Station
atvd tomorrow in the same
*^ity the Cloudbusters and the
^aval Air Station clash.
A special benefit game
^ill be played at Raleigh on
Wednesday between the
Cloudbusters and the Naval
On next Saturday night at
Greensboro the Pre-Flight-
will tackle an all-star
picked from the Caro
lina Victory league which
Comprises Charlotte, Con-
'^^rd, Landis and Salisbury,
on, next Sunday the
^aval Air Station comes to
Chapel Hill for a return con
Reunion in Chapel Hill
Football Schedule Is Announced
Cadet John Pesky, Dom Di-
Maggio, and Cadet Theodore
Williams, pictured above, left to
?:ight, and Lt. (jg) John Has
sett, USNR, and Phil Rizzuto,
pictured on the right, had a re
union when the Naval Training
Station from Norfolk played the
Cloudbusters here Wednesday.
Pesky, DiMaggio and Williams
were teammates last year on the
Boston Red Sox club while Has
sett and Rizzuto played first and
short respectively for the New
York Yankees. All five were
stars in the game which was won
by the Training Station, 6 to 2. DiMaggio and Rizzuto each collected
two hits, and between them scored five of the six Training Station
runs Williams’ long fly to right field in the first scored Lt. (jg)
Morriss Deutsch, USNR, with the first Pre-Flight run, while Pesky
collected two singles in three times at bat. Hassett, although failing
to get a hit, came up with several beautiful plays at first base.
Naval Training Station Defeats
Cloudbusters Here by 6-2 Score
This afternoon at Norfolk, Va.
Cadet John Sain will try to do
what hasn’t been done this year.
That is, pitch the Cloudbusters to
a victory over the Naval Training
The two teams played here on
Wednesday afternoon with the
Training Station winning, 6 to 2.
It was the first defeat for the
Cloudbusters in their last 14
What, at the time, appeared to
be a break for the Pre-Flighters
produced the margin of victory.
In the second inning Dom DiMag
gio, centerfielder, and Benny Mc
Coy, second baseman, ran together
attempting to catch Allen Cooke’s,
PhM3c, Texas Leaguer. McCoy
hurt his back on the play and was
forced to retire in favor of Jack
Conway, Baltimore Orioles in
Conway proceeded to break a
See BASEBALL, page U
Will Coach Local
A new coach plus an almost en
tirely new schedule faces the
Cloudbuster football eleven here
The six game schedule, as re
leased today by Comdr. John P.
Graff, USN (Ret.), Commanding
Officer, shows Nort*h Carolina
State and the U. S. Navy Pre-
Flight School at Athens, Ga. as
the only holdovers from last year’s
eleven game schedule. Newcomers
include the U. S. Naval Academy,
Duke, VPI and Camp Davis.
While releasing the new sched
ule Comdr. Graff also announced
that Lieut. Francis H. Kimbrough,
USNR, would serve as head foot
A graduate of Simmons Uni
versity, Abilene, Texas, Lieut.
Kimbrough served as football
coach at Baylor University before
being commissioned in the Navy.
“Other games are expected to be
added before fall,” Comdr. Graff
stated. “However, there will not
be any inter-sectional contests.”
One of the better service clubs
in the nation last year, the Cloud
busters won eight, lost two and
tied one. The games with North
Carolina State and Athens Pre-
Flight were among the best play
ed. State was defeated, 19 to 7,
and the game with Athens ended
in a thrilling 14-14 tie.
The present schedule;
Sept. 25—U. S. Naval Academy
at Annapolis, Maryland.
Oct. 2—Duke University at Dur
Oct. 23—U. S. Navy Pre-Flight
School, Athens, Ga., at Chapel
Oct. 30—VPI at Roanoke, Vir
Nov. 6—Camp Davis at Chapel
Nov. 25—N. C. State at Raleigh.
Well out in front in total points
the Wildcats won the weekly lib
erty award in the Sports Program
While the first place squadron
holds a QV2 point lead over the
second place Vindicators, there are
only two points separating the
See SPORTS PROGRAM, page U