Green Bay Packers (6-2-1) 31, Brooklyn Dodgers (2-7) 7
Sunday November 21st 1943 (at Brooklyn)
(BROOKLYN) - Don Hutson, the touchdown-packin' Packer from Green Bay, added 19 points, 237 yards and more luster to his great record today as the Packers routed the hapless Brooklyn Dodgers, 31 to 7, before 18,992 at Ebbets field. Scoring two touchdowns, four points after touchdown and one field goal and catching eight passes in the 30 minutes he played, the great end from Alabama brought his season's total in points to 97 and his National league lifetime mark to 621. Hutson's performance as usual was far and away the major attraction in this one-sided ball game during which the Packers scored practically whenever they wanted to and during which the Dodgers were unable to put on a concentrated offensive until the dying minutes of the contest.
The Packers rolled in every period. They tallied twice in the opener, made their field goal in the second quarter, and then added touchdowns in each of the third and fourth periods meanwhile keeping the Dodgers back on their heels until four minutes from the end when
Pug Manders went over after a 44 yard run. Hutson scored
the first touchdown and the third. Tony Falkenstein banged
through for the second and Irv Comp for the last. Midway
between the four six-pointers Hutson inserted his field
goal from 22 yards out. Their victory, sixth in nine game this
season, gave the Packers at least a mathematical chance
for a tie in the Western division. If they beat the Steagles in
their next outing two weeks hence and the Bears should
lost to the Cardinals next Sunday the two team will be
Both of Hutson's touchdowns were made on long pass plays,
the first covering 52 yards and the second 79. Falkenstein
scored from two yards out and Comp after a 13 yard run with
an intercepted pass. In addition Hutson caught a 53 yard
pass from Lou Brock that set up the touchdown that 
Falkenstein scored. Brooklyn made one threatening gesture
during the first half and when that threat was squelched the
Packers took matters completely in their own hands. The
indefatigable Hutson's hands and feet played the major role
in this half. He scored 11 of the 17 points the Packers made.
Green Bay assumed control after two minutes had elapsed.
Brooklyn started off with a band the first time it had the ball,
driving to Green Bay's 31-yard line after a march of 47 yards
but here Buckets Goldenberg stepped in, intercepted a short
pass from Ken Heinman and the visitors were off. Buckets
carried the interception back to his 37-yard line. In four plays
the Packers had earned the necessary 63 yards the payoff
shot was one of the most sensational of the game.
It was the 52 yard pass from Canadeo to Hutson. The end
caught the ball over his shoulder about 10 yards from the 
goal line with Merlyn Condit draped all over him. Hutson 
literally carried the ball and Condit into the end zone for the
touchdown. He placekicked the point after and the rout was on.
It took the Packers just short of six minutes to score its
first touchdown but it took nine minutes more to produce
the second two minutes before the first quarter ended.
Green Bay assumed possession on the Dodger 47 after
Lou Brock had carried a punt back 23 yards. This time it
took five plays to make the score and again it was a 
pass - a 53-yarder from Brock to Hutson - that set up 
the score. Hutson was caught on the six and three plays
later Falkenstein carried the ball over from the two-yard 
The Packer field goal came the first time the visitors had
the ball in the second quarter. The drive that led to this
score was inaugurated on the Packer 17. Twelve plays
and three penalties later the Packers were down to the
Brooklyn 17. On fourth down Hutson stepped back to 
the 22 and, from an angle of about 45 degrees, placed
the ball squarely between the posts. In this march, the
longest of the game to this point, even though it ended
in only a field goal, Hutson gained 39 yards on passes
from Comp. The third period was almost completely
devoid of action until just before its close when the 
longest touchdown pass of the game - the maneuver of
79 yards - netted the Packers' third six pointer. This one also was set up by an interception. It cam after the Dodgers had traveled 32 yard, their longest drive of the game up to then, from the Packer 35. Dean McAdams went back to pass. He tossed the ball squarely into the arms of Comp, who carried it two yards. After a pass from Comp to Ted Fritsch had failed, Comp threw another, this one to Hutson, who came from nowhere to get the ball on the Packer 35-yard line. Once the ball was tucked under his arm, Hutson had his own way. He galloped the rest of the distance, outsprinting the Dodger secondary easily. Again he placekicked the point.
Prior to that score Brooklyn had made a magnificent goal line stand, turning back the Packers four times when they needed only six inches for a touchdown. Green Bay's final touchdown was tallied midway in the last period. For the third time it was set up by an intercepted pass but this one was the easiest the Packers made all afternoon. It was scored by Comp after he had a pass thrown by McAdams from behind the Dodgers' goal line. Comp caught the ball on the Brooklyn 13 and scampered over unmolested. Hutson scored his fourth conversion and Green Bay's offensive was done. Brooklyn was not, however. The Dodgers had one last gasp left. The next time they had the ball they put on a 55-yard march in three plays and achieved their lone touchdown. The play that produced it was a 44-yard burst through the middle of the line by Manders. Bruiser Kinard converted the point. Neatest trick of the game was a little maneuver that helped set up the last Packer score. Comp punted high in the air from the Dodger 34-yard line. The ball was caught on the bounced by Dick Evans six inches from the goal line. Just as his impetus was about to carry him into the end zone Joel Mason reached out and held him back. Two plays later, after Comp had intercepted a pass, the Packers scored. The Dodgers made only three first downs in the opening half. They came back strong in the second, however, and trailed the Packers in this department by only three, 13 to 10. The Packer ground attack was not functioning very well, but it didn't have to. Green Bay made 128 yards by rushing but 250 by passing. Tony Canadeo was hurt early in the second half and sat out the rest of the game.
GREEN BAY -  14   3   7   7  -  31
BROOKLYN  -   0   0   0   7  -   7
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 52-yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Tony Falkenstein, 2-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Hutson, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-0
3rd - GB - Hutson, 79-yard pass from Irv Comp (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 24-0
4th - GB - Comp, 11-yard interception return (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 31-0
4th - BR - Pug Manders, 44-yard run (Bruiser Kinard kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
was stricken with appendicitis on his last visit here, took his return as the occasion to get back into uniform. He has been working out with the team and may get a change to play aganst the Steagles, Coach Curly Lambeau said. Brock's presence has served to add plenty of pep and speed to the workouts. All the Bays but Brock, halfback Tony Canadeo and guard Bill Kuusisto are expected to see action against the Electric Boats, a strong semipro team. Canadeo was hurt in the Brooklyn game and Kuussito suffered a knee injury in the Cardinal game in Milwaukee Nov. 14. Both will bein shape to play against the Steagles, Lambeau said. The other members of the squad are in top physical shape. Halfback Andy Uram and tackle Baby Ray, both injured in the Bear contest in Chicago, are once more ready to play. They and the other team members have finished each day's drills by participating in a relay race in which each players ran 220 yards.
NOV 26 (Bristol, CN) - Although her son, Harry, has been with the NFL's Green Bays for five years, Mrs. Julia Jacunski of New Britain has never seen him play with the Packers in either games or in an exhibition. That thrill will come to Mrs. Jacunski for the first time Sunday at 2:15 p.m. when Harry, former co-captain of Fordham football and one of the few eastern players on the All-Star team in Chicago in 1939, plays with Curly Lambeau's colorful and powerful Wisconsin eleven against the New London Diesels, Connecticut champions. With Mrs. Jacunski will be Harry's brother and sister. They will be escorted to the field for ceremonies at which a presentation will be made to Jacunski by Mayor George Quigley on behalf of an admiring New Britain citizenry. Harry's wife, twin sons and daughter are in Green Bay, where the Packer end has established his home. The New Departure Recreation Council, which is sponsoring the game to raise funds for a recreational program for war workers and cigarettes for servicemen, has arranged to have 8,000 seats at the field.
NOV 26 (Chicago) - Sammy Baugh of the Washington
Redskins is only 11 completions behind Sid Luckman
and has three more games in which to dissolve this 
deficit to stake a claim for the NFL 1943 passing title.
The Chicago Bear flinger will close his bids for the title
Sunday against the Chicago Cardinals, needing to hit
on a good percentage of his shots to keep his grip on 
the lead. He also will be aiming for at least one more
touchdown pass, which would bring his total to 25, and
a gain of at least 69 yards which would give him a net of
2,022. Both marks would break the all-time seasonal
records held by Cecil Isbell, former Green Bay Packer...
A SCREWY SEASON: Although the Sid-Sam aerial
dogfight is uppermost in league statistical interest this
year, enough oddities have happened on various playing
fields to prove that this is one of the screwiest seasons
pro football has seen. Old Mel Hein, a 13-year veteran
with the New York Giants and an all-league center eight
times, actually tossed a pass this season for the first
time in his career. Tuffy Leemans faded back to thrown.
Mel, for reasons known only to himself, turned around
and went back with him. Leemans finally got rid of the
ball, lateraling to Hein. It must have burned his hands, 
for he promptly pitched it downfield - to no one really in
particular. Don Hutson, the great Packer end who as
usual is way out in front in the scoring column with 97
points, made one touchdown not by catching a pass but
by intercepting one and scooting 84 yards. That's the
longest distance he ever has run with the ball. Jack
Hinkle of Phil-Pitt filched a pass and sprinted 91 yards -
but failed to score. Frankie Sinkwich of Detroit returned
a punt 77 yards, and also failed to crack the end zone...
79-YARD DASH: The longest touchdown dash of the
season was one of 79 yards by Dante Magnani of the
Bears; the longest pass completion, which accounted
for a score, was 86 yards - Lou Brock of Green Bay to
Harry Jacunski. Jacunski also figured on the receiving
end of one of pro football's greatest rarities - a pass
thrown by Hutson. Hutson - he's the guy who's always
snagging them - looped the ball 38 yards for a score.
NOV 27 (Bristol, CN) - Although the Green Bay Packers
will not arrive in town until some time Sunday, enough
interest has been generated in their scheduled contest
aaginst the Electric Boat Diesel team of New London,
Conn., to cause sponsors of the exhibition to hang out
the "standing room only" sign. The game, which will
start at 2:15 EWT, is to be played on Muzzy field. The
clash is definitely a sellout. Upwards of 9,000 fans will
be in the stands, including many from the hometown of
Packer end Harry Jacunski, who hails from New Britain,
12 miles from here. Although fans are interested in
seeing the Bays as a team they are also planning a
celebration to honor Jacunski, for whom the game will
literally be a homecoming. One of the features of the
day will be a presentation to Jacunski between halves.
Organizations including the Oaks club, Falcon club and
Fordham club of New Britain will make the presentation.
Mrs. Mary Jacunski, mother of the star end, will be a
guest at the game. She will be seeing her son play
football for the first time since he became a Packer...
JACUNSKI WELL KNOWN: Jacunski's name is well
known throughout the state. A former New Britain High
school star, he played center and was the winner of the
the Burns Memorial award, given to the student with the
best record in studies and athletics. After graduation he
continued starring in football at Fordham and with the
Packers. To add color to the ceremony, the New Britain
High school band of 70 pieces will drill along with that of
the New Departure band of 40 pieces. Leading the high
school musical group will be Claire J. Reynolds, 
Scranton, Pa., former national champ drum majorette
and now an employee of New Departure. The game is
being played primarily for war workers in the New 
Departure division of General Motors. The company
produces ball bearings used in all mechanized war
equipment. Profits from the contest will be used to
provide more recreation for the workers and go into a
cigarette fund to buy smokes for 4,000 New Departure
men in the service...PACKERS SHOULD WIN: While
there is no question that the Packers should win the
game, the Diesels have a lineup consisting of former
college players who have managed to keep their goal
line uncrossed in the last two seasons. Coach Jim
Cawley will have his eleven in top shape for the game.
The team also has a Wisconsin touch in that Jack 
Perry, the regular left end is a former Wisconsin Badger
player. Others in the starting lineup who have shown up
well are Dave Austin, North Carolina; Fred Mitchell, 
captain of the team from Connecticut; Frank St. Peter,
Boston university, all backs; tackle Norman Olsen of
Alabama; end Bob O'Grady of Connecticut; tackle Ed
Pointkowsky of Minnesota. Previous plans called for the
former Packer fullback, Clarke Hinkle, to play with the
Diesels. However, Hinkle has been on leave from his
duties as an officer in the Coast Guard - it's now known
whether he'll return in time to make arrangements to get
into the tussle. If he doesn't play, he may act as the
headlinesman since he is an official as well as a player..
BAYS ARRIVE SUNDAY: Coach Curly Lambeau and 
his squad will leave the Westchester Country club in 
Rye, N.Y. after breakfast Sunday morning and are to
return to the club immediately after. According to reports
received here, Lambeau had his Packers working out 
faithfully every day this week and cautioned the boys
against taking the Diesels too lightly. Two Packers,
halfback Tony Canadeo and guard Bill Kuusisto, are not
expected to play Sunday because of injuries. Canadeo's
place in the Green Bay backrfield will be taken by Irv
Comp and Pete Tinsley will take over the vacant guard
spot. Lambeau said that he would use every player
against the Boats and that all of them are anxious to 
make the exhibition worthwhile for the customers. So 
far as is known, no broadcast of the game is planned.
NOVEMBER 27 (Chicago) - They are selling tickets for
a December 19 Chicago Bear-Washington Redskins
playoff game here but three NFL owners are hoping for
surprises as the pro grid week churns into its last full
Sunday schedule. Although upset by Washington last
week, Sid Luckman and Company need only to hand
their crosstown Card rivals their tenth straight setback
to put the clincher on the western title. That should not
be too tough, for the Bears whipped their city brethren,
20-0, earlier in the season. Green Bay's only hope of
catching up is a combination of a Card victory Sunday
and a Packer triumph over the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh
combine next week. Curly Lambeau's team is idle
Sunday, along with the Lions, who have completed their
season. Steve Owen's New York Giants can win the
championship of greater New York Sunday if they whip
the Brooklyn Dodgers in a neighborhood battle at the
Polo Grounds, but they won't retain as much as a
mathematical pennant prayer unless the Philadelphia-
Pittsburgh Steagles can topple the Redskins. The
Steagles startled the league three weeks ago by going
to a 14-14 tie with the Redskins but a tie won't do this
time. Brooklyn and the two Chicago teams will join
Detroit as teams finished with their regular season after
tomorrow's three games.
NOV 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - On the theory that nothing is settled these days and that the division title race in the NFL is no exception, the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Pittsburgh-Philadelphia Steagles all looked forward anxiously Saturday to Sunday's round of three games - and fervently hoped for miracles. All three entertain hopes - and retain mathematical possibilities - of forcing a playoff for the division titles. The Packers, who will play the Bristol Shipbuilders in a charity game at New Bristol, Conn., Sunday can still tie the Bears for the western division championship by beating the Steagles a week hence if the Cardinals beat the Bears at Comiskey park. The Giants can still tie for the eastern title by beating Brooklyn Sunday, Washington at Washington a week later and Washington in New York two weeks hence. And the Steagles can share in the title if they beat Washington Sunday, if Brooklyn can beat the Giants and if the Giants can win two from the Redskins. The chances are still very remote, but as long as they exist none of the teams is willing to give them up. The Bears' reaction to last week's rude awakening will be watched closely as they venture into Comiskey park, a war pit in which they always find the Cardinals a problem.
NOV 28 (Bristol, CN) - Starting lineups for the Green Bay-New London football game at Muzzy field, Bristol, at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, were announced Saturday by Curly Lambeau, Packer coach, and John Cawley, mentor of the Diesels, as the last tiers of bleachers, increasing the park's seating capacity to 8,000, were bolted down. Lambeau will employe the same opening lineup as in the Brooklyn Dodger game last Sunday: ends, Hutson and Jacunski; tackles, Ray and Adams; guards, Kuusisto and Goldenberg; center, Flowers; quarterback, Craig; halfbacks, Canadeo and Uram; fullback, Fritsch. Diesel starters will be: ends, Perry and O'Grady; tackles, Pudluski and Olsen; guards, Stevens and Brennan; center, Wieczorek; quarterback, Mitchell; halfbacks, Austin and Burian; fullback, St. Peter. Both teams will have a wealth of reserve material. In all, Green Bay will bring 28 gridmen, its full squad, and New London will have 22 players on hand...MANY RUSH SEATS: Few reservations for the spectacle remain, but there willl be 6,000 rush seats in the park for those without them. To make accommondations for the seating of 8,000 possible, the New Departure Recreation Council rented several 16-tier bleacher sections from the City of New Britain and trucked them in yesterday from Willow Brook Park in that city. One of the day's highlights will be midgame ceremonies honoring Packer end Harry Jacunski of New Britain. Introduced from a microphone at the field's edge by Gerald P. Crean, sports editor of the New Britain Herald, will be master of ceremonies. Mayor George Quigley of New Britan will present a gift to the former New Britain High and Fordham star. Jacunski's mother, who has never seen him play with the Packers, and his brother and sister will witness the presentation. The 70-piece New Britain High School band will parade and play through the second half. First half music will come from the 30 instruments of the New Departure band. A play-by-play account of the contest will be provided by Walter Conlin, Jr., Hartford native, who has announced all the home games of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. He described the Packer clash a week ago with the Dodgers, won 31-7 by Green Bay with Don Hutson, brilliant end of the Wisconsin club, scoring 24 of the points. Receipts of the game will be devoted to the New Departure Recreation Council to a program of recreation for war workers and cigarettes for servicemen.
NOV 24 (Rye, NY) - Much as they would like to, the Green Bay Packer football team won't be able to make a pilgrimage to Massachusetts Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving day where the first Pilgrims piled tables high with good things to eat and gave thanks that they were thus blessed by abundance. But the Packers will celebrate Thanksgiving. Chefs at this exclusive spot began to prepare what they hope will be dinner which will leave the Packers completely satisfied after they have finished with it Thursday. The cooks are not worried about the appetites of the ball players - they have seen them stow away quite large quantities of edibles on their previous visits here. There were some discussion Tuesday and this morning - before the Packers began a practice session for their forthcoming exhibition against the Electric Boat Diesels at Bristol, Conn. - about choosing up side. This procedure, it was declared, would not be exactly proper since no one could find a rule in the etiquette book to cover flying elbows...CONTINUE PRACTICE SESSIONS: Meanwhile, Coach Curly Lambeau had the boys running through signals, limbering up and generally getting prepared for Sunday's tussle. During the offtime, most of the Packers could be found exhibiting their ability to swim in the club pool. Some of the more hardy souls were looking around for golf clubs to take a whirl at the snappy 18-hole layout. It was reported that Buckets Goldenberg offered to take on the winner of a golf tournament as long as he could have byes until the championship round. No takers were apparent, probably because Goldenberg not only wanted to get into the finals without playing but also because he demanded a four-stroke (per home) handicap. As always happens when the Wisconsin eleven is in the east, they are getting favorable notices in the New York papers. All the sportswriters went overboard on their display against Brooklyn last Sunday. Once again they used the occasion to review the metropolitans the record of Don Hutson. It will be remembered that Hutson got 19 points against the Dodgers. Except for those few things, the Packers were not doing a great deal. They figure they shouldn't have too much trouble with the Electric Boats although they are not taking the game too lightly. The exhibition will give them excellent chance to show their football wares to many people who probably never have seen a professional ball club in action. The injury picture was beginning to clear up. Halfback Tony Canadeo should be in shape to see some action Sunday. He was injured in the Brooklyn fracas. Guard Bill Kuusisto is due to start after getting only a minimum of work against the Dodgers. Both tackle Baby Ray and halfback Andy Uram, neither of whom played against Brooklyn, are also rounding into shape, but they may be given another week's rest.
NOV 24 (Green Bay) - Now that all Chicago Bear fans have got over the manner in which their favorites were taken to the de-furriers by the Washington Redskins, it might be well to point out that there really was, after all, nothing so startling about the Skins' victory last Sunday. From the wailing and gnashing of teeth, it seems that practically everybody figured the Bears were a cinch to win. That's not the case at all. A glance at the records would show that Washington had at least an even chance to beat the Chicagoans. The Redskins were undefeated going into the game as were the Bruins but the latter had one tie with the Packers. In exhibition games, Green Bay defeated the capital eleven, 23-21, and the Bears won, 21-14. Those who saw the Redskins wallop Green Bay, 33 to 7, in Milwaukee knew they had the power. If they also saw both Bear games against Green Bay, they would have known Washington was a better team since the Packers should have won the tie contest and lost the second only by slipping badly in the second half, after the first half ended 7-7...HARNESSED MR. LUCKMAN: Both teams have ground and aerial power. But Washington, coached by Dutch Bergman, who has been around considerably, knew what to do about the Bears' main threat, Sid Luckman. When a passer is rushed his tosses lose their accuracy - and was Luckman rushed! Several times he was dropped way behind the line of scrimmage for large losses. When he did manage to get the ball off, it was hurriedly. Washington admitted surprising a few people by chucking its passing game and using the ground to advance. That is, the passing game was dropped until the Redskins got into position. Their act then called for Sammy Baugh to limp off the bench for three showings of two minutes each - long enough for the 'Skins to score three touchdowns. There is no need for Chicago fans to howl. Washington still had a pretty fair country ball club. Admittedly the Bears are tough but they are beatable. Coach Curly Lambeau, who has been around the pro league for a couple of decades, hit the well-known spike on the noggin when he said before the game, "If Washington plays the football it is capable of, the Bears are in for a trimming."..FRONT PAGE AGAIN: The latest magazine to use a color picture of Don Hutson on its cover is "The Sport", which give a picture-by-picture description of the fleet end's career in its February 1944 issue. Showing Don's rise in the grid game from his first season in high school at Pine Bluff, Ark., the series takes his life down to the present. The artist, however, must have been looking a picture of Dick Tracy when he drew Coach Curly Lambeau in a variety of poses...CARDS RETURN HOME: The Cardinals will be making their first appearance on their home turf, Comiskey park, next Sunday since they lost to the Packers there, 28-7, early in October...Bob Snyder of the Bears who broke Hutson's point after touchdown mark with his 34th last Sunday may yet lose out to the Green Bay placement artist, who now has 31 consecutive kicks for extra point. The record is 33. It was set by Don last season...RIDDICK, ROHRIG PLAY: Two former players here, end Ray Riddick and back Herman Rohrig, are going all right as members of service teams. Riddick is playing with St,. Mary's Pre-Flight in California and recently saw action for 50 minutes against Del Monte Air Base. He kicked two points after touchdown. Rohrig, a lieutenant, is coaching and playing with the Kressler Field, Miss., Commandos...FAMOUS CLASSMATE: A classmate of the Packers' Tony Canadeo at Gonzaga university in Spokane, Wash., was Capt. Samuel C. Grashio, first U.S. solider to have escaped from a Japanese prison camp. Before he entered the service, Grashio had visited the Canadeo home in Chicago.
​NOV 24 (Green Bay) - Who was sports No. 1 wrecker - Don Hutson or Ty Cobb? That was made the subject of an interesting argument in a recent issue of Look magazine, Jimmy Conzelman holding out for Mr. Hutson and Grantland Rice giving the mythical championship to the former baseball star. In case you didn't read the article, here are the highlights of the debate: "Cobb gave the opposing team the shakes when he was at bat or on the bases, but nobody had to worry about him in the innings when he didn't go to bat. Huston, just by being on the field, takes two men out of the opponents' secondary defense on every play. No other player in the history of football ever did that. And," Jimmy continued, "that's only half of it. Because the opponents must keep two men on him, a situation is created that yields gains for Curly Lambeau's team at other positions. A defense with two men on one means Green Bay's right end and a wingback must be covered by individual assignment. A fullback, built for power, not speed, must cover a wingback who can beat him from five to ten yards in a hundred. The defensive right half must cover the offensive right end, who has the whole field in which to maneuver. These handicaps faced by Packer opponents are good reason why other Green Bay players also finish well up in the pass receiving figures every year." There was quite a bit more to Conzelman's promotion of Hutson as the No. 1 wrecker. He cited statistics to show the damage he has inflicted, and showed how "his speed, his shuffling gait, his feigned laziness" have paid off countless times. And now let's hear what Grantland Rice, writer and poet, has to offer in behalf of Ty Cobb: "Admitting Hutson's brilliance,
I disagree violently with my friend, Jimmy Conzelman's
opinion that Don Hutson outranks all football stars more
than Ty Cobb ever dominated the baseball field," he
declared. "Cobb has a 24-year record of incredible
achievements that must be combined, in final reckoning
with the most fiery will to win that any single competitor
in sports has ever possessed." Rice went back in
memory to the spring of 1904 when Cobb broke into the
South Atlantic league. A young hothead, Tyrus won the
dislike of his fellow players, but refused to quit. "No 
other rookie ever had to cope with odds so great - but 
no other rookie ever had his burning spirit. And no ball
player ever upset an infield as Cobb did." Rice offers
Cobb's record to substantiate the claims made for him:
"He played in 3,033 games, scored 2,244 runs and 
piled up 4,191 base hits. He bated over .300 for 23
consecutive years, and had an average of ,367 for the
24-year span."
NOV 24 (Milwaukee Journal) - Boston's team in the
National league, which will take the field next season,
will be known as the Yankees...Longest punt of the pro
season this fall has been turned in by Sammy Baugh.
The gaunt Texan booted one for 81 yards against Detroit a couple of weeks ago...Best investment of the pro season: George Cafego. The Washington Redskins got him from Brooklyn on waivers for $100. Sunday, against the Bears, he subbed for the ailing Sammy Baugh and repaid the Redskins tenfold...The Cardinals never have had nor probably never again will have as many Wisconsin folks pulling for them as they will in their game with the Bears at Comiskey park Sunday. The Cardinals, you know, can kick the Bears into a tie with the Packers in the western division of the league if they beat them - and if the Packers a week late can knock off Philadelphia.
NOV 24 (Detroit) - Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., of the Detroit Lions said Tuesday that his NFL club has played to a record 280,791 fans in 10 games at home and away this season. The Lions finished their schedule Sunday. He said the previous club mark was 254,653 for 11 games in 1939.
NOV 25 (Rye, NY) - The Green Bay Packers' camp at this out of the way spot (comparatively speaking) resembled anything but a place where a football team is supposedly preparing for an exhibition game Sunday against a strong semipro team and its final push of the season in the NFL. The Bays were excused from a formal drill, but most of them were up early. The purpose of this early rising was not too definitely tied up with the grid game but it did have a purpose, according to reports from the landowners in the vicinity of the exclusive sports layout. This being Thanksgiving day some of the Packers just happened to remember that the occasion probably would be tempered - and very well, at that - with a variety of things to eat. As pointed out in these dispatches Wednesday, the cooks at the club began early to get the tables in shape but they weren't forgetting the food...PREPARE FOR HIKE: Which brings us back to the point of the early rising despite the official off-day. Some of the footballers from Wisconsin came up with an idea that a long trek through the rolling lands surrounding what has been their home this week would give an edge to their appetites. One said, "Certainly, we must have respect for the work these chefs are doing in the kitchen." Consequently,  most of the squad members (the names of those who slept over were not learned) left the clubhouse at an early hour for a hike of some six miles. Thus they set up some kind of record since Green Bay folks will remember that they began their preparations for last Sunday's Brooklyn game with a five-mile tour through the city - afoot. While it cannot be foretold with any reasonable accuracy what the Packers will do this afternoon, one thing is certain. Most of them will be reminiscing about former Thanksgiving celebrations in their "old hometowns". And when the Packers start talking hometown, here is enough material to keep them going far into the night...DEFEND THE SOUTH: Larry Craig and Pete Tinsley undoubtedly will take up the cudgel in defense of the South while Ade Schwammel is ignoring the praises of each for his home section to point out that there is nothing like the Far West. Harry Jacunski will have the biggest talking point, especially since this is Thanksgiving, because he is from Connecticut, not far from where the Pilgrims got the idea for such a day. Ted Fritsch from Stevens Point and Tony Canadeo from Chicago will have a few words to say for the Middle West. But you can be sure that all the boys will agree that, no matter what section of the United States they come from, they are glad to be natives of a country which still knows the meaning of Thanksgiving day and does not forget to be thankful that - in war and in peace - they live in the greatest country on earth. Friday, the Bays will have their final heavy workout for their exhibition Sunday against the Electric Boat Diesels at Bristol, Conn. Saturday morning's schedule calls for a light signal drill. While the exhibition is their immediate objective, the Packers have been getting some skull work all week on the defense and offense they will use against the Steagles a week from Saturday in Philadelphia.
NOV 23 (Rye, NY) - The Green Bay Packers moved to town today - or rather just outside of town - to take up a one-week abode at the Westchester Country club. This exclusive center will be their stomping grounds until next Tuesday, when they move into Philadelphia to prepare for their last NFL game against the Steagles Dec. 5. The team arrived from New York in 
mid-morning and was happy about two things. The first,
naturally, was their 31 to 7 victory over the Brooklyn 
Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. The other - and Packer 
fans in the Wisconsin area will appreciate this - was
that the Bears took a trimming from the Washington
Redskins. The Bays have an "I told you so" attitude
about the Bears' defeat. While there is nobody on the
squad who feels that the Cardinals can lick the Bears in
the finale for both teams at Chicago next Sunday, each
player asserts that he felt the Bruins were riding for a
fall when they tangled with the 'Skins. This feeling 
extended from the top all the way through...STILL HAVE
CHANCE: Still nursing a slim mathematical chance to
tie the Bears for the Western division title, the Packers'
immediate objective is to put on a good show for the
Connecticut fans next Sunday at Bristol, where they
meet the Electric Boat Diesels in an exhibition tilt. The
game is booked as a charity tussle for USO. Reports
from Bristol indicate that interest in the game is running high and a sellout crowd is in prospect. Besides giving end Harry Jacunski, who hails from New Britain, 12 miles from Bristol, a chance to show off for the hometown folks, the game very probably will give a former Packer a chance to run against the team for which he starred. In the latter role, if he plays, will be Clarke Hinkle, the Bays' battering fullback and record breaker during his tenure with the Wisconsin pros. Hinkle is with the Coast Guard at a nearby station. Reports are that he is anxious to give it a whirl against the Bays for old times' sake. However, he is not expected to play full time...LAMBEAU IS PLEASED: Coach Curly Lambeau said he was pleased with the performance of his team against the Dodgers. He indicated that he felt the game was pretty well sewed up after the second touchdown because of the manner in which the aerial attack was clicking. However, he said the team could not afford to rest on its laurels and practice sessions would continue apace this week. The Bays came out of the Dodger fracas with a minimum of injuries. Halfback Tony Canadeo, who was hurt in the second half and sat out the remainder of the game, will be in shape for the Steagle contest for certain although he may not be used to any great extent against the Diesels. Bill Kuusisto's injured knee is still giving him some trouble, but otherwise only bumps and bruises were sustained in the game. The team will leave here Sunday morning for Bristol, which is only about 100 miles away. They will return Sunday night and leave Tuesday morning for Philadelphia to prepare for their final clash of the 1943 season. Ticket sales for the game has been reduced sharply and another large crowd is expected to watch the Packers put on a show.
NOV 23 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden, commissioner of the NFL, announced Tuesday that the winners of the eastern and western division crowns would meet in the league's annual playoff game December 19 at the home field of the western winner, probably the Chicago Bears. Layden and Ralph Brizzolara, business manager of the Bears, arranged details of the playoff game at a meeting here Monday. The Bears can clinch the western title by defeating the Chicago Cardinals Sunday. A loss by the Green Bay Packers also would give the Bears the title. The Washington Redskins, conquerors of the Bears at Washington Sunday, need one victory to clinch the eastern crown.
NOV 26 (Rye, NY) - The Packers had their final heavy workout today for their practice game Sunday afternoon against the Electric Boat Diesels of New London, Conn. The game will be played at Bristol, Conn., just 72 miles from here, before a sellout crowd. After the Green Bay squad did ample justice to a turkey dinner Thursday noon, many of them took to the golf links. Unusual weather with skies clear and the temperature around 55 degrees made the day ideal for golfing although it was apparent that most of the boys were little out of practice. A warmup signal drill is scheduled for Saturday morning. The team will not leave for Bristol until after breakfast Sunday and will return immediately after the exhibition, arriving here in time for the evening meal. Departure for Philadelphia is scheduled for Tuesday. The Bays play their final NFL game there a week from Sunday against the Steagles...BROCK IN UNIFORM: Charley Brock, who