Central High School - Red and Black Yearbook (St Louis, MO)

 - Class of 1947

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Baseball 1 if X BASEBALL TEAM, 1946 lfirst Row, Don lxupfcnslcincr, ltlmer Roberts. James Brislnnc, NValrer Kopp. Eugene lVlcRoberts CCnptainl. Harlan Murray, Bill Mirlh. VI S d R XX . nrvin Tnlghadcr ji-con ow' 'nync Lcmcn, Bill Skcwes, xvilllff Hoclscher, Edward Baumann, Bill Gabler, Jack Howell. Ralph Herr, Jessi: Bell Third Row, Eugene Leeper, Mr. Kassing. Leon Heincker. Gregory Burns, Joe Hcnningsen. Dave Hall, Mr. Bradburn. R h d XX d QN1 5 l ic ar 'oo s . .innrcr . The Central High baseball team of 1946, under the guidance of Vernon J. Bradburn. had a fairly successful season. Starting this year again in the Public High School League each school plays every school twice, making a total of 14 games to play. The season opened on March 26 in a non- league affair, with the Redwings losing a close hard-fought game to McBride, 3-2. Another non-league experimental game was played with U. City in which the Tigers won 9-6, I-Iousher doing a fine job of relief hurling. The next non-league game was with South Side Catholic and resulted in the first victory for Central. It was an extra-inning ball game, with Don Kopfensteiner hurling a fine game. The hard-hitting Bill Mirth won the game in the ninth inning by slugging out a home run. The following day South Side visited Cen- tral and the Redwings won 4-2, with Elmer Roberts pitching and with help from Bris- lane, lVlcRoberts, and Talghader at the plate. The first league encounter was with South- west and resulted in a 3-2 victory, Kopfen- steiner doing the pitching and also driving in two of his team's three runs. The next league game was with Roosevelt, in which Central pounded out 15 runs to Roosevelt's 7. Cleveland visited Central for the next league game, which Cleveland won, 6-5. In another non-league game, East St. Louis had an ll-8 victory over the Redwings, Jess Bell and Elmer Roberts sharing plate honors. A few days later the East Siders again proved too strong for the Central nine and won the game 12-l.

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1946-1947 In one of the more exciting and close games of the season, Soldan handed Central its fourth straight league defeat, 34-33, in an overtime thriller. Ackerman's 19 points were too much for the Central cagers, as they failed to hold a one-point lead in regular time, and lost a three-point lead in the overtime session. Beaumont trounced Central in a non-league game, 44-22. Leading at the half, 24-6, the Bluejackets played their second team in the majority of the second half and breezed to its victory. Central traveled to Cape Girardeau for its next game, as they avenged a previous defeat at the hands of the Cape five, and ended a six-game losing streak. lt was the first time a Central live had defeated Cape Girardeau on its home floor since 1940. Final score was 25-23, as Al Potolsky forced the Central at- tack with 10 points. An improved Central five pressed a strong U. City team throughout, before they finally succumbed to a 32-28 defeat. Failure to make free throws was the major cause of defeat. Jack Howell led Central scorers by hitting the net for 10 points. Central continued its fine play against the No. 3 ranked team in the district, Roosevelt, as they lost their fifth consecutive league game, 45-33. Skewes' l0 points was high for Cen- tral, but Lum Edwards' 18 points for Roose- velt proved to be the margin of defeat. Central went on to win its first league game against a hapless McKinley five. After a close first half the Midtowners pulled away and won by a decisive score of 35-28. Jack How- ell's 13 points paced Central. 3 Beaumont was the last regularly scheduled and last league game for the Central Red- wings. In this game the Bluejackets won their 18th straight game of the season. How- ever, this game was in direct contrast to the previous meeting of the two schools. The Central cagers jumped off to an early start and battled the mighty Jackets on even terms for three and a half quarters, when the fight- ing Redwing squad finally let up and Beau- mont scored 15 of their total points. Final score read 44-26, an injustice to the close play of the game. Skewes' ll points paced Central scorers. X K X 5 wi' -we N60 L Xb, .- Z 1 F- X Cf N Nm, ,A ,X XX vows F it -' 13 xx, IFXT jf? fi ig ' 'T aw Il F 0 , Qi 'fr A 2 A - fm Q f s' f- 5 NSY gala- F I dill? Central was again entered in the sub- regional tournaments. For our first opponent we drew Normandy, strongest team in the County and ranked second only to Beaumont in the district. This game marked again the improved playing of the Central squad. The Redwings battled on even terms throughout the whole game except for a lapse in the second quarter, when Normandy scored 16 points. Inaccuracy of shots caused the Mid- towners to lose a very well-played game as the Redwings outshot the mighty Normandy team at least two to one. Jim Brislane led Central scorers with seven, as a valiant Cen- tral team lost 42-30. Central wound up its season by winning only three of their eighteen games. The Red- wings landed in seventh place in the Public High League, with a one and-six-record, while winning only two of its eleven non- league games. The prospects for a successful season is bright, as three regulars are return- ing for next year. LETTERMEN Al Mirth Bill Skewes Jack Howell Earl Lawrence Jim Brislane Jim Patterson. Manager Al Potolsky



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T946 In the next league encounter Blewett won from Central 9-4. The defeat was caused mostly by errors and not hitting in the clutch. In the next league game Soldan's rally was cut short in the seventh inning and the Red- wings came through again with an 8-7 vic- tory. Kopfensteiner was the winning pitcher. In a free-scoring league game, Central wal- loped McKinley 10-3. In a race for Iirst place, Beaumont defeated Central 6-2, with Beaumont's ace hurler. Loeser, only allowing three hits. Next, Central visited Roosevelt and the latter outscored Central 6-5. Tough breaks in the late innings decided the defeat. Mc- Roberts, Mirth and Central's ace hurler. Kopfensteiner, were the big guns at the plate. Central won from Cleveland 3-O in the first shutout of the season. This game was pitched by Talghader, who was helped out at the plate by lVIcRoberts and Humphreys. The next league game was a reversal of form as the Redwings defeated McKinley by a score of 7-2. This was a game in which Central's hitting and pitching, combined. proved too strong and was a disaster for Mc- Kinley. McRoberts, Bell, Mirth, and Bris- lane were the batting leaders in the game. Again in a league game Central walloped Soldan 1 l-1, with Kopfensteiner again pitch- ing a masterful game. Murray was Central's big gun at the plate. The next game Beaumont won by the score of 6-O, with Beaumont's pitcher allowing only two hits and no runs. In the last game of the season the Red- wings outscored Southwest 8-6. This was Central's eighth league victory against six defeats. This game put Central in third place. .'cATCHE '-SEC0 D BASE-. xii K Y N ff! ' T .. .. 7 --- A ja qafjyl Leg, a gi f "- E -- I- --g -K ' . .' I v ' . I -if 9 5 , dl K 11 i ! A .Ii "cENTER FIELD' ag - I-'K X Nm, A F Fmst BASE N n f I if Fif a ' fl Y 3 l OHL Qfwf' W I' ' EJ Q' Q is ff xxx - ' -A Xf -ix ': j X if QI j f X 1. 'smmm C5 xx ti 'aff-' .- , 201 " .. BASE pf nag ? 'xr if . ? -Wi n GQ oi' HRIGHBIP' ' il' . f ' I FFL, Y f V HELD dx uw' 1, ,amlfxlf 'LEFT FIELD.. - "' . mm. ge 4 Lf: , - The leading hitter of the regulars was Mc- Roberts, and the best pitcher was Kopfen- steiner, who had six victories. With a little more support on the defense and some more good hitting the record would have been much better. LETTERMEN Richard Woods. Manag r Edward Bauman Jesse Bell Don Kopfenstciner Elmer Roberts Jim Brislane Walter Kopp Eugene McRoberts Harlan Murray Bill Mirth Marvin Talghader Jack Humphreys 109

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