The Gua,m Recorder
At present the Playground is the scene of a Tennis Tournament which is being sponsored by the members of the newly organized Guam Tennis Club. Seventeen players are competing in this tournament.
ment of W. U. Lujan, George Washington Junior High School, represent various local groups, and all inhabitants of Guam regardless of position or occupation are eligible to membership. To stage a "Glram Little Worid Series" similar to that of the United States ball season is the PLAY BALL aim of the two leagues. For the first time in baseball history a World Series is being run out tsy Lt. O. W. Robinson, (SC), U.S.l/. here in lonely Guam. Guam has no hit and run automobile drivers, The follorving eight teams, listed in order of but hit and run ball players are a dime a dozen. standing to date composethe American League: The great American game has been Guam's Won Lost favorite sport for many years, first as honest-toPiti Navy Yatd -- -- 7 1 . goodnessbaseball,and lately as the newly popular Police 62 softball. Although the softball is larger and Barnes 5 3 players expert are Guam softer than the basebali, Penguin 5 3 up of the slowing no appreciable and there is Eagles 35 game. Marines 35 Much has been said of the "Golden Era" of 26 Station Guam's baseball. Why not do something to bring Hospital T7 the game back out of the dim but glorified past
intolthe very real present? It must have been rvonderful when games 'lvere played in the Plaza rather than way out of toun in Bradley Park (1-1/4 miles from the Plaza), when teams were so great and playsrs so spectacular that everyone followed the league and governors even took teams to the Orient. But is baseball dead? Must we play it only in memoriam? We want to see a new league-a 1940 model-superior to any L929 model. A splendid league can be made up of three Service teams and three civilian teams. One civilian team of Sumay players might have local backing, and two teams could be organized in Agafla, one made up of talented youngsters, the other of veterans of the Golden Era-and we may live to see the youngsters wallop the tar out of these "greats" from 1929.
League play opened Saturday, March 2 at Bradley Park, by the Police and the Eagles. In this game the Police proved their mettle by beating the Eagles 5 to 0. Credit really goes to the Police's outstanding pitcher, Corporal Davis. In fact before the League opened Corporal Davis served notice that he fully intended to be the League shut-out king. And I think that Corporal Davis knorvs his onions by not eating potatoes "smashed"! LOCAL FANS CHEER NATIONAL By Bi,ll Lujan
The Guam National Softball Leagne got underway Sunday afternoon, 3 March 1940, with four teams in the organization. The first game of the season rvas a thriiler between last year's champions, Anigua Tigers, and the newly created Public Works ten. Throughout the game the fans rvere kept in suspense,but the champions emerged SOFTBALL LEAGUES OPEN SEASON as victors by shutting out the Public Works 1 to 0. By P. T. Franquez, Sltip's Store Ashore In the nightcap, the Carabaos, composedof oldSoftball players for the 1940 Season are or- timers, carved a close victory over the Togae ganized in two leagues, the American and the Rangers by the score of 3 to 0. The Carabaos played excellent ball throughout the game, and National. The American League under the management were never in a tight spot. The Rangers, though of F. C. Caplinger, C.S.K., U.S.N., includesteams youngsters playing their flrst seasontogether, displayed good rraterial for ivory hunters in future from different Service units ashore and afloat. (Continued, on page /+0) The National League teams under the manage-
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