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SCIENCE AT THE STAKE

by Roy W. Smith published in 1946
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THE TWO GREATEST FOUR-HANDED GAMES EVER PITCHED

Played at South Park, Los Angeles, California, March 21, 1934, Ted Allen and Guy Zimmerman versus Fernando Isais and James Lecky.

Allen 150 ringers with 59 double ringers.
Zimmerman 158 62
Isais 157 59
Lecky 152 60

   Total: 617 ringers with 240 double ringers. All four shoes on the stake 71 times.
   Scored by Harlan Peete.
   Played at Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Calif., October 30, 1938. Dean Brown and Tommy Bartlen versus Eddie Packham and Henry Harper.

Packham 174 ringers with 66 double ringers.
Harper 162 62
Brown 166 68
Bartlen 162 62

Total: 664 ringers with 258 double ringers. All four shoes on the stake 81 times. Scored by Earl Collins.

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED IN A WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

   Played Sunday, August 25, 1940, at Des Moines, Iowa. Ted Allen versus Guy Zimmerman. Allen won by a score of 50 to 48. Each man made 145 ringers and a percentage of 88.4%. Allen had 65 double ringers to Zimmerman's 64. Total, 290 ringers and 129 double ringers.

   Zimmerman started the game with 18 consecutive double ringers, a new National tournament record, collecting 21 points. Allen came back with 5 doubles to score 12 points. In the next inning, 3 ringers were scored with Zimmerman going to 24. Then Allen tossed 4 straight doubles to get 3 points. The next inning Zimmerman made 3 points to advance to 27. At 84 shoes, Zimmerman led 36-25. He hooked 14 straight doubles with Allen killing the last 9-a new National record. At 154 shoes Zimmerman led 48-41. Allen then climbed up and won the game 50-48. For the 31 games of the round robin tournament, Zimmerman averaged 85.9% to establish a new world record. During this tournament, Allen, Zimmerman and Isais all tied for first place. This is the first time in National tournament history that a national meet had ended in a three-way tie for first place. In the play-off Allen won first, Zimmerman second and Isais placed third.

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