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 - JACK FALLS MEET THE PIRATES (Editor's note This...
JACK FALLS MEET THE PIRATES (Editor's note This is the *rre*th in | N. C., an independent club in the a irwi of stones on the Waco Pirates.) Class B Tri-State League. Th. .... rx* t.m, r»- 11 - I Gastonia shipped him out to Ma- P r!°n- N c- of 01855 D West-1 o. L. ac, is an ex- #rn Carolina League where he hit the Waco attack with two hits and three runs scored, was safe on an error in the first inning, went to third on a single by Boyce Roberts, and scored on Don Young's first hit of the season. Temple tied the score with a run in its half of the first a» Don Davis doubled and Odis Fuller, who had ★ ★ ★ ampie of the ►odhound persistence persistence of an efficient baseball chain only .261 in 1952. But back at Gastonia Gastonia last season. Falls found the K&.Ä lhe PiU£bUrgh P‘r«“ *" « range on thV püchinV for a ne.I building Falls, now 21. w; by Pittsburgh and major league clu s sought after several other •”*26. He also bagged 20 home runs. 29 doubles and 93 runs batted in. iMCU(, ,1U« thP rPtu!‘ ^hen Falls bikcame eligible for j IS baseball draft this winter, the' hi* „‘i’?“1 " , Pittsburg bloodhound, plucked he chose hometown Gastonia. hj_ nff Hunt.rf Strlkland lb Merritt .3b Gill rf Hart net on c Roberts.2b Ynvm.i* Garner If Johnson p ■hhpna Tempt* 4 10 0 Hone>«utt s* < 0 !» 0 navis 2*> 4 0 2 2 Malin** 3b 4 2 10 Fuller.r 3 2 2 1 StafTord.rT 4 1 S 2 Cartwright tf 4 117 Cawthon.rf 2 0 10 Bartnna.rf 0 0 0 1 Rouldlmt lb S Monies, p 8 Luna.p 0 ah h pa a 0 1 1 0 0 I 1 0 2 3 4 11 1 1 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 2 13 0 10 ,.um off the Gastonia roster for J *1 New Orleans. He was sent down to Waco for additional seasoning. A comparative rarity on the | Waco roster this year is the left- j handed batter. In fact Falls was: J the only non-pitcher that started j the year with the club to hit from j the first base side of the plate, j j Falls packs 175 pounds on a | chunky frame and is built along lines of a third baseman. Though he prefers the outfield, that third base role has been his much of the I time in his past two years of baseball. baseball. But if he had his way, the only time Falls would like to get cloke to third again ia when he's I circling the bases. Falls remembers a great catch he made in his first year of ball as a big thrill. Runners at second and third were off with the hit and j Falls was able to start a triple pla> as a result. Falls is married i wife's name Is Aleen) and has a son. James. 14 months He's 4-F in the draft because because of had ears. During the off- sea «on, construction work is his trade. Totals SO 7 21 13 Totals 31 9 21 11 Score by timings— Warn ..............................................010 101 2-5 Temple .................................................1® 1H0 0-2 Runs Hunt. Strtrkland. Harrington 3 na­ vis Cartwn*ht. Errors—Strickland. Merritt, Mfiilnak 2. Cartwright. Honeycutt. RBI — Young Carrier. Gill. Fuller Morries 2-ha*i> hH—Merries S>ha»e hit Harrington. Left on bases—W’aco 7. Temple 10 Stolen bases Merritt. Hunt. Strtrkland Earned run*— Warn i. Temple 2. Bases on hall- Morries 1. J< hnann ] Struck »*ut -Morrie* 3. Johnson Johnson i. nouhle pla>s-Young fo Strickland. Robert to Strickland Sacrifice* - Roberts. Cawtb<*n Wild piich— Morries Pitchers record—# runs 7 hils off Morries in 6S innings. 0 runs 0 hits off I^ina in H innings. innings. Loser M m?» Time of game— 2:12 t’mpire* -Main and Newrom. In Your HOME

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 22 Apr 1954, Thu,
  3. Page 14

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