The Years 1939-1941



May 1, 1939

Highway Dept. Wins Another, Trims Yaphank

Using their ace twirler, Ralph Bunn, as a steamroller, the Highway department flattened the strong Yaphank nine at Weidner's field, North Patchogue, Sunday afternoon. The score was 3-2.

The Highway men took the lead with one run in the fourth, but the Yaphankers came back in the next frame to go ahead 2-1. Two runs in the end clinched the game. In the ninth, Yaphank sent in H. Glover and Leskowitz as pitch hitters, but each went out by the strikeout route.

The visitors used the brother battery from the Tillinghast family

 May 17, 1939

On May 17, Yaphank shut out Hagerman by a score of 4-0. Yaphank was now tied for fourth place with a 1-2 record.

 May 24, 1939

Yaphank Blanks Medford's Nine With Seven Runs.

Eleven hits, one of them a homer by Roman Zebrowski over the leftfield fence in the second frame with two men on, enabled the Yaphank nine to win its second straight league game on the home diamond Sunday. Medford lost by a score of 7-0

Mervin Tillinghast of the well known battery combination of Tillinghast and Tillinghast went the route for Yaphank, allowing the visitors six hits, all of them singles. Victory pushed Yapank into a tie for second place with a 2-2 record.

 May 31, 1939

Yaphank Doubles Holtsville  Nine

The Yaphank Fire Department nine continued its winning ways Sunday by treating the 1938 champs, Holtsville to a 13 hit slugfest, which ended 8-4. Chet Mason, Holtsville pitcher, was hit all around. K. Glover's homer with the bases loaded in the third got half of the invaders runs, and Hope's circuit clout in the fifth provided the hitting thrill of the day for Holtsville. Yaphank now rose to a tie for second place in the league with a 3-2 record.


Also on May 31, 1939

St. James Invades Middle Island for Victory by 7-3

St. James invaded Middle Island and defeated the home team by a score of 7-3 score Sunday. Pat Raimond, Suffolk County's former heavy weight champion, pitched perfect ball for five innings., holding St. James batters hitless and runless, while his mates had picked up one run in the second.

In the sixth however the invaders tied it up when Maloney walked, stole second, took third on an infield play and was squeezed in.. Then they got to Raimond for two runs in each of the next two innings. Hines took over the mound duties here. He was touched for two runs in the ninth


June 7, 1939

Yaphank won its fourth consecutive game giving them sole possession of second place in the Firemen's league. Paced by the slugging of K. Glover and Joe Scesny, the powerful Yaphank nine clubbed a 9-3 victory over the invading Blue Pointers Sunday to continue its surge.

For the second consecutive game, Kenneth Glover, who patrols centerfield for Yaphank, walloped a homerun over the fence with the bases loaded. Singles by Scesny and Davis in the sixth, a walk to W. Tillinghast and successive two run singles by Glover and Roman Zebrowski, added the remainder of Yaphank's tallies.


Middle Island Loses  to Locust Dale, Score 6-4

Led by Pete Gibbon and Joe Ragazzo, Locust Dale gained its third straight league victory by a score of 6-4 in a hard fought contest Sunday on the Middle Island diamond. Gibbon pitched seven hit ball in his pitching battle with Hines. The score was close all the way, but Gibbon's mates found holes in the Middle Island defense and made their hits count. For Middle Island Carrabus had two hits and three runs and Hawes with two hits and three runs, led the losers attack.

 In another game that weekend, Middle Island rebounded and beat Stony Brook by a score 11-10. Led by Reynold Scott's fine pitching and timely hitting, Middle Island won its first league victory in a high scoring game at Middle Island.

June 14, 1939

In 90 minutes of ball game jammed with excitement, The Highway team, leader of the Brookhaven Firemen's league, trimmed the Yaphank nine 4-2 on the latter's diamond Sunday.

The score stood 4-o going into the last half of the ninth, then, with the aid of a couple of errors and a few hits, Yaphank managed to squeeze over two runs.

A feature of the game was the "homerun" wallop by Bunn, Highway hurler, that headed for the centerfield fence. Glover in center, bent so far back to catch the ball that he fell on the other side, but came up smiling with the ball in his mitt.

 July 12, 1939

Yaphank takes Blue Point Game 6-3 Through One Grand Rally

Blue Point lost a heartbreaker for Orville Meyer Sunday to Yaphank, score 6-3, at Blue Point's field. One bad inning in which Yaphank scored five runs on badly thrown bunted balls upset the Blue Point nine. After that one demoralizing inning Blue Point played air-tight ball and held Yaphank from further scoring.


July 19, 1939

Yaphank Trims That "Unbeatable" Town Highway Team by 6-3 score

The Yaphank team met its arc-enemy, the Highway nine, on Weidner's field in North Patchogue and took the bacon back home to Yaphank, The score, 6-3

 August 2, 1939

Two Home Runs By Yaphank Tops Medford's Score

Two home runs by Yaphank men won the game 2-0 for the home team Sunday when Medford invaded Yaphank for another fast contest in the Brookhaven Firemen's league, with Yaphank now leading the second half.

Scesny struck a homer in the second inning and Glover in the sixth.

At this time The Long Island Railroad was offering a day designated as "Long Island Farmer's Day" to the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing.


August 23, 1939

Highway Defeats Yaphank by 6-1 In 12th Inning

After the two teams had battled through 11 innings of one of the best extra-inning games in the Firemen's league this season, the Brookhaven Highway team bludgeoned the Yaphank nine before a large crowd on the latter's diamond Sunday with a five run rally in the twelfth frame. The score 6-1.

While his teammates were slamming out 17 hits, Bunn, Highway ace, was fanning 17 Yaphankers and allowing only six hits.


September 6, 1939

Medford and Yaphank Teams Go 15 Innings; Latter Wins

Final Score is 5-2 in Sunday Ball Game

The one run Medford sent across the pan in the ninth to tie Yaphank at 2-all on the Medford diamond Sunday converted the encounter into a 15 inning contest, Yaphank finally winning 5-2.

Leskowicz, who relieved Mervin Tillinghast on the Yaphank mound in the twelfth, got credit for the victory.


September 13, 1939

Holtsville Loses 8-4 to Yaphank; Still Winner Second Half in League

The Holtsville nine, winner of the second half-season title in the Firemen's league, was upset in the final game of the half at Yaphank Sunday, when the Yaphank team captured an 8-4 victory behind the hurling of Mervin Tillinghast.

 Camp Upton, which had been recently used as a camp for members of the Civilian Conservation Corps was once again being used by the Military. In November 1,000 members of the National Guard were sent to Upton for a brief training period. The units fired 3,600 rounds of 37 millimeter shells and other ammunition, disrupting mealtime…

 As winter settled in some members of the Yaphank nine turned to indoor competition, a ping pong league. Led by pitcher Mervin Tillinghast, the team engaged in a winter schedule against teams from South Shore ping pong league.

 1940 In 1940 a new club was added to the Firemen's league from Middle Island.


May 24, 1940 (Pat advance)

Late Rally Gives Middle Island Game Against Hagerman

A seven run rally in the sixth inning of a Brookhaven Town Firemen's league game at Hagerman Sunday brought victory to the Middle Island nine, which defeated the Hagerman team 9-4. It was the first defeat for the Hagerman team, which had been leading the league

Brookhaven Town Firemen's League

Hagerman….3 - 1

Holtsville…..3-  1

Yaphank……2 - 2

Suffolk Giants… 2 - 2

Middle Island … 2 - 2

Manorville …….2 - 2

Medford……….1 - 3

Center Moriches….1 - 3


June 14, 1940 (Pat Advance)

Hagerman Loses To Yaphank 6-3

Yaphank took a neat, clean game from Hagerman on the winners diamond Sunday afternoon

Raimond struck out five batters for the victory, pitching the whole game.


June 21, 1940 (Pat Advance)

Coram Mt. Sinai Game is 6-6 Tie League's Decision

The protest of the Coram baseball team over its 7-6 defeat at the hands of Mt. Sinai on the latter's diamond Sunday was allowed Tuesday, by North Shore league officials, who declared the game a 6-6 tie.

The protest involved a decision on the scoring of a hit in Mt. Sinai's half of the ninth. In allowing the protest, the league officials upheld the plate umpire's decision, as against the base umpire.

The Lineup

Coram - W. Tillinghast, C; Brown, 2b; M. Tillinghast, p; Byrnes, ss; H. Duchnowski, cf; Fingar, 3b; Edwards, 1b; F. Duchnowski, rf; M. Duchnowski lf; Holmes; lf.

Under the ruling in the protest, the teams will replay the game in the event they tie for first place in the first half of the league.

 June 28, 1940

Manorville Tops Middle Island, 10-9

A three run rally in the eighth put Manorville nine on top in a Brookhaven Town Firemen's league game on their home diamond Sunday, and on top they stayed in taking the contest from Middle Island 10-9

 Yaphank Ends on Top After Senix Takes Good Lead in League Game

After running up an early lead, the Center Moriches Senix A.C. lost a close game to the league leading Yaphank team 4-3 Sunday at Center Moriches High school field.

In the fifth, two errors and a two base hit by Meyer gave Yaphank a run, and they scored again in the seventh on a hit by Zyerveld, then Zebrowski hit to third, which was fumbled, putting two men on, and a hit by Pat Raimond scoring Zyerveld.

In the eighth inning a hit by J. Davis, then two errors in a row accounted for the two runs that put the visitors out in front. Pat Raimond of Yaphank was touched for two earned runs on nine hits.


Hot Competition, Firemen's League With Four-way First Place Tie

There's no such thing as a "monopoly" in the Brookhaven Town firemen's league, because the teams have shown themselves to be active exponents of the share- the- first- place movement.

Yaphank, Holtsville, Hagerman and Manorville each won their games Sunday and are crowded together


July 3, 1940

Yaphank Players Win 12 -inning Game From Manor

The Yaphank nine went over to neighboring Manorville Sunday and took the upper end of a 4-2 score in an extra inning game, which was marked by twelve hits by each team but comparatively little ground gained on such an amount of stickwork.


Middle Islanders Send C. Moriches Back Home Beaten.

The Middle Island team of the Town Firemen's league turned back the Center Moriches nine Sunday afternoon by a score of 7-3, in spite of the fact that the invaders outhit them by one point, the bats of both sides making many connections.

A lot of damage was done the visitors by Russin and Scholgenhouser, who each hit a home run for Middle Island.


At camp Upton sham battles were taking place between 1400 men comprising units of the Tenth Infantry . Two battalions took the defensive and one, the offensive. The climate in America was changing and the training of American forces was stepping up in response to world affairs.


July 17, 1940

Middle Island's Nine Runs Mean Victory Over Yaphank

The Middle Islanders rode rough-shod over the Yaphank nine in a Brookhaven Town Firemen's league game at Yaphank Sunday. The score 9-2. Middle Island made its nine runs on as many hits off the combined deliveries of Raimond, Meyer and Zyerveld, while Hopp, Middle Island hurler allowed 12 hits, but kept them scattered.


Reacting to rapidly changing international affairs and national pressure, national officers of the German American bund severed ties with the German American settlement league which operates Camp Siegfried at Yaphank. It was announced that the camp will be "non political" with no parades and demonstrations.

 July 24, 1940

Medford Defeats Middle Island 5-4 In League Match

A two run rally in the eighth inning, plus one run added in the ninth gave Medford a 5-4 victory over Middle Island in a Brookhaven Town Firemen's league game Sunday at Medford.

A.     Hudak who relieved Scott on the mound for Medford in the eighth inning, when Middle Island put three runs across the plate, held the enemy hitless. Hudak was credited with the victory. Waski, relief hurler for Middle Island was not so fortunate. He relieved Hoff in the eighth and was charged with the defeat.


In the Western Suffolk League, Nesconset trimmed Coram by a score of 16-2.

Making the most of 15 hits, the Nesconset nine shellacked Coram, 16-2, in a Western Suffolk league contest Sunday on the Coram diamond.


August 7, 1940

Holtsville Beats Middle Island in See-saw Struggle

In a thrilling finish to one of the most hectic see-saw battles in the current season of the Brookhaven Town Firemen's league, the Holtsville nine nosed out the Middle Island nine, 6-5, on the Holtsville diamond Sunday.

Middle Island took a one-run lead early in the game, but Holtsville tied it up at 1-1 in the sixth. In the seventh with Phillips and Eberhardt on the base paths, Jimmy Hope, smacked a double, scoring both.

Middle Island came from behind in the eighth scoring four runs to take the lead 5-3, then in the ninth with two down, Hope got on base. This was followed by successive hits rifled by Dentel, Kemp and Suda, three runs crossing the plate for a 6-5 victory.

The batting stars for Middle Island were Scholgenauser, Nowaski, and Russin and Neuss, each getting two hits.


Medford beats Yaphank 3-1. With Scott, Medford moundsman allowing only two hits, Medford stayed undefeated in league play.


It was announced that the Post office would begin to register alien residents. Fingerprints will be taken and questions asked. This was part of a nation wide


August 14, 1940

Yaphank Flattens Center Moriches

The Center Moriches Senix Athletic club baseball team bowed to the Yaphank nine in the game at Center Moriches High school field Sunday by a score of 13-1.


August 21, 1940

Yaphank See-saws to 4-2 Victory Over Manorville

The Yaphank nine see-sawed its way to a 4-2 victory over Manorville in a Brookhaven Town Firemen's league game Sunday at Yaphank. After Yaphank went ahead in the seventh to the tune of 2-1 on a homer by K. Glover, with "Pop" Genor on base, Manorville tied it up in the eighth. Yaphank then scored two more in their half of the same inning. Genor, Yaphank backstop, took batting honors with three hits.


Congress in response to escalating world events passed a conscription bill. The passage of this bill brought about an extensive expansion program at Camp Upton. This included the building of barracks and the possible building of an air field.


August 28, 1940

South Patchogue Takes Ball Game at Coram

The South Patchogue nine overwhelmed Coram 16-6 in a nine inning game at Coram Sunday.


Coram- R Burns,ss; A. Stiansen, p; H. Ducknowski, c; M. Zinna, 3b; F. Duchnowski, 1b, rf; J. Holmes, lf; E. Wittschack, cf; D. Fingar, 2b; Rogers, 1b, rf.


President Roosevelt called 60,000 members of the National Guard into service for one year. 1,200 of them will be sent to Camp Upton for training.

 September 4, 1940

South Patchogue Takes Two Games From Coram Team

The South Patchogue nine which recently replaced Centereach in the Western Suffolk league set down Coram twice in as many days on Weidner field, North Patchogue, over the weekend.

On Sunday, with three men dividing the mound duties, The South Patchoguers nosed out Coram 4-3, the second defeat, this time by a score of 8-5


While Yaphank was preparing for a playoff game with Medford to determine who would win the first half-season division, more than 150 buildings were being constructed at Camp Upton.


September 11, 1939

Yaphank Takes First Half Pennant- Defeats Holtsville Nine 9-3

Yaphank won the title for the first half season in the Brookhaven Town Firemen's league at Holtsville Sunday, when they defeated the Holtsville nine 9-3, the barrage coming mainly in an early inning, in which eight runs were scored. Orville Meyer pitched for Yaphank, with Leland "Pop" Genor catching.

The game was part of the regular second half-season schedule, but the teams had agreed to save time by making the contest sort of a double feature, so as to play off the tie between the teams for the first half.


Mt. Sinai Noses Out Coram in Close Game

With Centerfielder MacMail as the spearhead of the defense, and MacMail and Danowski leading the offense, Mt. Sinai remained in the race for the second half-season pennant in theWestern Suffolk league Sunday by defeating Coram by a score of 4-3 on the Mt. Sinai diamond in the final game of the second half.

MacMail robbed Frank Duchnowski of an extra base hit in the second inning and in the eighth frame with one man already in and men on first and second, MacMail snared a terrific line drive made by Fingar, which was labeled for a triple.

 Big First inning Aids Middle Island to Win Against Medford, 4-0

Shooting off most of its steam in the first inning, when three runs crossed the plate, the Middle Island nine humiliated Medford, leaders of the Firemen's league, by a score of 4-0 on the Medford diamond Sunday. Waski hurling for Middle Island, held Medford to three hits while the visitors collected ten off the deliveries of Scott, Medford ace.


On September 25th eight draft boards in Suffolk County were set up to handle the classification of men age 21 to 35.  This was in accordance with the Conscription  or selective Service Act passed by Congress. October 16 had been designated as registration day throughout the United States.


October 2, 1940

Big Crowd sees Yaphank Team Beat Medford 5-1 series Opener

Before an exceptionally large crowd, the Yaphank nine whipped Medford, 5-1 on Weidner's field, North Patchogue, Sunday afternoon, in the first encounter of the three game series for the 1940 championship of the Brookhaven Town Firemen's league.

Pat Raimond, who hurled six innings for Yaphank, then was relieved by southpaw Orville Meyer in the seventh with Yaphank leading 2-1, was credited with the win.

Pat kept out of trouble until the end of the sixth, when Medford scored its only run and had the bases loaded with two outs.

There was no scoring by either side, until the top of the sixth, when with one down, Johnny Davis, Yaphank outfielder, singled on a Texas leaguer. Davis advanced to second a few moments later, when Joey Kuzmech was hit by a batted ball. Pat Rooney then proceeded to clout one to deep center that fell a few feet short of being a home run.

Because the ball bounced through an opening in the fence, Rooney was held to a double and Kuzmech, who had scored on the play was sent back to third. Roman Zebrowski then singled Kuzmech home. The inning ended with Yaphank leading 2-0.

In Yaphank's ninth, Zebrowski singled with one out. Zyerveld bounced one to shortstop Coleman who was unable to hold the ball, and both runners were safe. Glover fanned, then orville meyer bounced one past the pitcher's box and again it eluded the anxious Coleman. All three runners were safe. Scott walked Waldman, forcing in a run, then Davis popped another Texas League single, scoring Zyerveld and Meyer.


October 9, 1940

Medford Wins In Pitchers' Battle

The battle of the southpaws took place on Weidner's field, North Patchogue, Sunday afternoon, and when the smoke of combat had cleared, "Lefty" Scott, Medford flinger had bested "Lefty" Meyer, Yaphank moundsmen by a score of 1-0.

A large crowd turned out for the game, which was played in a wind, the chilliness of which did not compare with the "cold shoulder" that both Scott and Meyer showed the batters facing them. Yaphank did not get its first bingle until the sixth.

Medford did its damage in the seventh. Still led off and was hit by a pitched ball. Scott bunted a foul fly, which was taken in by Genor, and Still held first. Paul Hudak struck out, then Still stole second on a close play, which was the basis of a brief but intensive argument. Still took a long lead, and in an attempt to catch him, Orville Meyer threw one that went into center field, and Still scampered to third, from where he scored a little later on Masem's Texas league single to short centerfield.

The fielding feature of the game was Davis' running one hand catch of Masem's long drive to left center.

At the rate the pitchers of the two teams are going, a strikeout record is in prospect before the end of the series. In Sunday's game, Meyer struck out 13 and Scott 12. In the game a week ago, Scott fanned 11, Meyer 6 and Raimond 8, making a total of 50 strikeouts for the two games.


October 16, 1940

Medford Beats Yaphank to Clinch Championship of Firemen's League

Somewhere hearts are happy,

     And little children shout,

Yes, there's much joy in Medford,

   Cause three Yaphank men struck out.

(With apologies to Casey)

The Medford nine was crowned winner of the 1940 title of the Brookhaven Town Firemen's league Sunday, by defeating Yaphank 7-5 in a thrilling game played before the largest crowd seen on a local sandlot diamond in years.

It remained for "Lefty" Scott, Medford ace, to stand the Yaphankers on their collective head after a single and a walk, plus two passed balls had put Yaphank men on second and third, with none out in the ninth and Yaphank trailing 7-5.

The sun had already set on Weidner's field and the nearly full moon was well up over the horizon. Dusk was so near the doorstep that catcher Hudak felt it necessary to complain to the umpire about not being able to see the ball because of the trees in centerfield.

With the title at stake, Scott buckled down and mowed the next three batters via the strike-out route. They were Waldman, Glover, and Rooney. 

The three games of the series, all played on Weidner field, merited the large crowds that turned out for them.

In Sunday's game, Medford went into the sixth frame, trailing 4-0, but it was a fatal sixth for Yaphank as Medford not only sent seven runs across the plate but shelled southpaw Orville Meyer. From the mound, Pat Raimond finished the game for Yaphank.

It was Meyer's high toss to Davis at first that started the seven run landslide moving. Following the wild heave came a walk, then a balk, which placed runners on second and third. From then on it was slaughter. With the score standing at 5-4 Raimond stepped to the mound and put one in the groove that was sent over the fence in right center for a home run with one man on. Thus ended Medford's scoring activities. A total of 72 strikeouts were recorded during the three game series.

Yaphank got off to a quick offensive in Sunday's game. Kuzmech lead-off batter drew a walk in the first and was sacrificed to second by Waldman's fielder's choice. Glover then tripled, started for home as Rooney missed the ball, which Hudak dropped, Glover scoring. In the fourth inning a double by Glover and singles by Rooney and Davis accounted for two more runs. In the seventh Meyer's single, plus a wild pitch and a fielder's choice brought in Yaphank's final run.


As this 1940 series closed 23,000 men registered for the draft. A new construction program began at Camp Upton. The camp was being enlarged to hold over 8,000 men.




At Camp Upton a combination baseball diamond and outdoor boxing arena is being erected with a 1,200 seat grandstand

The 1941 baseball season would be the beginning of the end of the golden era of the baseball leagues in Brookhaven Town, within a year's time, many of the players would be in the service. The Yaphank team was no longer represented in the Firemen's league and many of its players joined the Middle Island team, which played in the South shore Baseball league. "Lefty" Scott who had beaten Yaphank in the previous year's championship was now pitching for the Middle Island team.


May 7, 1941

Middle Islanders Wallop Sayville By Score of 7-0

An eighth inning single by Maasch, Sayville's shortstop, was the only obstacle to a no hit, no run victory for "Lefty" Scott, Middle Island hurler, in a South Shore league game at Middle Island Sunday afternoon. On the mound, Scott completely baffled the visitors for nine innings, and also got two hits out of three trips to the plate

Next Sunday, Middle Island faces the Brookhaven Town Highway department team on Weidner's field, North Patchogue, in what promises to be pitchers' battle between Scott and Sammy Bunn, Town Highway's colored ace. Theodore Hines is playing manager for the Middle Islanders, and Stanley Nowaski is business director.


May 14, 1941

Highway Nine Takes First Home Game, Blanking Middle Island.

After Highway Superintendent Harold F. Davis had thrown out the first ball his Brookhaven Highway nine went on to win their first home game in the South Shore league Sunday afternoon on Weidner's field, Patchogue, by shutting out the Middle Island team 2-0, both runs being scored in the early part of the game.

Just prior to the opening of the game Sunday the two teams lined up at attention, the Highway nine west of of the home plate and the Middle Island team to the east of the plate as the flag was raised, symbolizing the opening of the season.

Bunn, on the mound for the Highway nine turned in a perfect performance for the afternoon, holding the visitors hitless. The closest the visitors came to a hit was in the first inning when Hopp, first up lined one down towards second base, which was muffed and went for an error.


Bayshore Is Victor at Coram

The Bayshore Braves, another of the teams in the Western Suffolk league, traveled up to Coram on Sunday and returned home with a 7-2 victory. Van Cise, Bayshore pitcher struck out 13 men.


May 21, 1941

6 Hits for 6 Runs Gives Nesconset Victory at Coram.

Nesconset made the most of six hits at Coram on Sunday to defeat the Coram nine, 6-3 in a Western Suffolk league game. The visitors took the lead in the first inning by scoring three runs and were never headed after that, although Coram came back in their half of the first with a brace of runs.

Coram with a 0-2 record, was tied for last place in the Western Suffolk league, and Middle Island with a 1-2 record, was in fifth place.

 Visiting the surroundings that were so familiar to him during the World war, Songwriter Irving Berlin was personally escorted on a tour of the new Camp Upton by Col. Baird.

A former Sergeant at Camp Upton, Mr. Berlin remarked enthusiastically about the many changes at Camp Upton since he was here in 1918…

Mr. Berlin holds a particularly warm spot in his heart for Camp Upton, for it was here that he wrote "Oh Hoe I Hate to Get Up in the Morning," "God Bless America," "Yip Yip Yaphank," and a dozen other hit songs and shows, which helped entertain the soldiers.

Now Mr. Berlin is thinking of swinging back into the Army saddle again, not as a soldier, but as a guiding hand in reviving the play, "Yip Yip Yaphank."


May 28, 1941

West Patchogue, With Heavy Stickwork Drubs Middle Island, 9-2 Score

With Arnold "Lefty" Nistad setting the pace with diversified stickwork that produced a single, double and a homer, the West Patchogue A.C. scored a 9-2 victory over Middle Island in a South Shore Baseball league game Sunday at Middle Island.



June 4, 1941

Coram Noses Out North Patchogue 3-2 in 11 Inning League Contest

Out of a pitchers' battle that lasted 11 innings, the Coram nine emerged a 3-2 winner over the North Patchogue Fire department in a Western Suffolk league game on Weidner's field, North Patchogue on Friday.

Stiansen hurled for Coram and allowed five hits, besides issuing the only pass of the game, which came in the eleventh inning.


Alumni Put Down Nesconset, Coram In League Sessions

At Coram, the Alumni won behind the pitching of Abe Hudak, off whom the Coramites got ten hits, but only one unearned run. The alumni went to town in the sixth, when they scored six runs during a stickwork spree.


June 11, 1941

Bayshore Keeps Winning Streak; Shut Out Coram

The undefeated Bayshore Braves, leaders of the Western Suffolk Baseball league, steered clear of the "losses " column Sunday at Bayshore, by blanking Coram 4-0. The visitors outhit the Braves, 4-3, but most Bayshore men made the most of their safeties. Andy Stiansen was on the hill for Coram.


Highwaymen Give Middle Island Awful Drubbing

Visualize, you baseball fans, what the Brookhaven Town Highway nine might do if it collected 22 hits and ten bases on balls from the enemy's pitching staff.

Well, that's exactly what happened in a South Shore league game at Middle Island Sunday. To put it briefly, the Middle Islanders were knocked Bunn conscious. The score was - aw gee, is it necessary to go into that?

The Middle Island catcher, Rindfleisch, furnished comedy with his tart remarks, not downhearted in defeat.

With this loss, Middle Island dropped into a tie for last place in the league.


June 18, 1941

Sayville Blanks Middle Island With No Hits, No Runs

In the South Shore league's second no-hit, no-run game of the current season, Eddie Fallon hurled the Sayville All-stars to a 5-0 victory over Middle Island on the Sayville diamond Sunday.


Ninth Inning Rally Gives N. Patchogue Victory Over Coram Ball Players

A ninth inning rally, in which four runs were scored, enabled North Patchogue to defeat Coram 5-2, in a Western Suffolk league game at Coram Sunday.


July 2, 1941

Forfeit by Middle Island Pushes West Patchogue Into a Top Tie

The West Patchogue A.C. was literally pushed into a three-way tie for first place in the South Shore Baseball league on Sunday, when Middle Island forfeited its game with the Waverly Ave. aggregation by failing to show up with the required number of men.

With only seven men in uniform at game time, the Middle Islanders served victory on a silver platter, by the usual forfeit score of 9-0


Coram Shuts Out Bohemia

With Stiansen on the mound pitching a two-hit shutout, the Coram nine defeated Bohemia 5-0, in a Western Suffolk Baseball league game Sunday at Coram.


Actor Gary Cooper was given a tour of Camp Upton, Cooper saw the First Training Battalion in action, and admired the work of the men.


July 9, 1941

Coram Beats North Patchogue, 4-3 As Tight Game Goes Ten Innings

After tying it up at 3-3 with a one run rally in the ninth inning, the Coram nine scored one more in the tenth stanza at Weidner's field to win a western Suffolk league game. Stiansen toed the rubber for Coram.


July 16, 1941

Highway Nine Has Rather Easy Day Routing Middle Island

Before a large crowd of fans, the Brookhaven Town Highway nine routed the Middle Island team, 10-4 in a South Shore league game Sunday at Weidner's field.

With Scott, Middle Island ace, unable to be present, Hopp took the mound for the visitors and lasted two innings, during which the Highway squad was amassing a 7-0 lead. Joe Scesny replaced Hopp in the box.

Middle Island did all its scoring in the fourth. Smith singled, then K. Glover homered over the leftfield fence. E. Glover walked. Joe scesny hit a two bagger, E. Glover scoring, but Joe tried to stretch his hit to a triple, was thrown out. J. Glover then repeated his brother's feat by walloping a four bagger.

In the sixth inning, Sammy Bunn pitched 14 balls to strike out E. Glover, Joe Scesny, and J. Glover, three of the big guns in the earlier frame. After the fourth inning, only one Middle Islander got as far as second, as Bunn was boss all the way.

Joe Scesny won much praise from the fans, as he hadn't pitched in several years. Further handicapped by a sore arm, he did exceptionally well on the mound.


July 30, 1941

Camp Upton Notes

The Camp Upton baseball team won its eighth straight game Saturday, when it upset a team from Fort Hancock, New Jersey. Pvt. Joe Scesny, the pride of Yaphank, who played with the (Middle Island) team in the South Shore league, before his induction into the Army, was the hero of the game. Scesny, Upton third baseman, broke a 3-3 deadlock in the seventh inning with a double that brought in three runs.


July 30, 1941

Alumni and Coram Divide Pair Games

The P.H.S. Alumni split a doubleheader Sunday at Coram, taking the first game 4-1 and dropping the second, 2-1.

In the opening event, George Staudt pitched for the visitors and did a nice job of it, receiving good support in the field. Bonk pitched a good game for Coram, also, but the Alumni bunched their hits to get their score in the second and sixth innings.

In the second game Stiansen was on the mound for Coram and Hudak for the Alumni. This was a pitcher's battle all the way. Coram only won on the Alumni's poor coaching in the ninth inning, when they got a single and a double but the third base coach was not there.







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