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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 17, 1940
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fAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FELLER'S MIT IBM Cleveland Ace Beats Ch' " cago In Sensational Op• ening Day Game • By GEORGE KIKKSKV " United Press 'Stan Correspondent NEW YORK, April 17.—The noble ort of pitching lias conic back to the majors in all Its pristine glory —for a day anyway or maybe longer. y^Btesiag fast tails, dipping, clnrt- ing curves and tantalizing slow balls converted Ihe major lenguc theater on opening day yesterday Into a thicket full of hurling ' geniuses headed by the smooth- faced lown farmboy with baseball's greatest pitching arm, Bob Feller. , Feller, who twice has pitched on^-lilt games In his glamorous career, finally crossed the threshold of the Hall of Fame In Chicago yesterday by pitching a no-lilt game against the While Sox, The Indians won 1-0 on Jen neiuns single and Rollle Hemslu^'s triple. It was a classic performance and p'resages n remarkable year for the kingpin of pitchers who is likely to Dirt .with the. 30-gnine mark. In registering his no-hit, no-run triumph Feller fanned eight and walked five. He was in one jam. An error by Roy Weatherly and two walks, loaded the bases In the second with one out. Then, Bullel Joe ^fanned Rookie Bob Kennedy to come through unscathed. Feller's performance was the brightest- effort of a day on .which pitching brilliance sparkled in tlie eight openers witnessed by ,u tolal of 183,902 persons, one of the biggest turnouts In recent years. Onl)- two clubs in both leagues made us .many as 10 hits—the lowly Drowns getting exactly 10 off the Tigers and the Pirates taking slugging; honors with 15 smacks against tlie Cardinals. .But for Feller's magnificent effort, Ol' Mose Grove would have won the laurel wreath. The 40- year-old Grove, starting, his 10th major league campaign, let the Senators down with two Infield hits before President Roosevelt and 31,000 fans in .'Washington as the Red Sox triumphed, 1-0. Grove himself had n no-hitter until the' eighth when Cecil Travis broke the spell by singling off Jim Tabor's shins.- For' seven frames he'retired'21 successive men in order. Then he helped win'his own game with a single off Second- Baseman Btoodworth's glove. Bioodr worth recovered the bail but Rick Ferrell dropped his throw tvt the plate and Dpcrr scored. The yanks, minus the services with big Pftitl and the R«ds winning from the Cubs, 2-1. Derringer allowed six hits and L*e eight.' Every run was a homer — Frank McCormlck and Ival Goodman (the winner) hilling one each anil Angle Gaian getting the Cubs'. i Whit Wyall. performing oh tta ailing knee, pitched the Dodgers to a 5-0 win over the Bees, allowing only five hits. Hie Bets tiled to bunt Wj'ntt but his teammates' covered up his slow-moving deficiency. Manager Leo Duroeher enlivened the game by drawing a line (cross It and you're out of the e»me) on Umpire Bill Klein and getting away with it. Tlie Pirates, making their debut imder Prankle rtlsch, slammed out 15 hits to bent the Cardinals, G-4. Ray ultides, who doles on Juggling his pitchers, had four tuirlcrs in action trying to stop the Plrnti'ij Bob Klingcr lind Ihe Cards blanked Jiilil llic sixlh when they put across n four-run rally. Dick Ijin ilmn mopped up, allowing only one .ill In the last three Innings. With Hie openers clearly demon- .trating Hint pitchers are way ihend of Ihe hitters there's every hnnce that the sterling pitching jcrforinancw of the first day will • Continue for a week or so. • '" I Yesterday's hero — Bob Feller, Cleveland speeclbal! . king, who blinded the White Sox with his smoke and achieved the first no- ill, no-run game on ojicnlng day n modern hislory. Reiser's Girls Basketball Team WEDNESDAY, APRIL 37, 1940 Chattanooga And Atlanta Capture Opening Day Attendance Honors ATLANTA, Ga., April 17 (UP) — Chattanooga ami Atlanta hold Southern Association opening-day attendance honors today but the Nashville Vois were doing the most about ivliintag ball games While 30,218 turned out yesterday for the second quartet of open- Ing games, the Vols rung up Uiclr fourth straight victory, downing the Kno.xvlllc Smokies, <i lo 4. The Memphis Cliicks took second place by thumping the Birmingham Uav- ons, 3 to 4. Atlanta, won from 'Chattanooga, 4 to 3, and Little Rock defeated New Orleans, (i lo State's Highest Paid Coach Resigns To Enter Business of the great Joe down to . defeat DIMaggto went in a ]0-inning hufling battle between Red Ruffing aiid Chubby &«an, each allowing six -hits. But for an error by $45,- QOO- Benriy McCoy, Dean would have won" in regulation time, 1-0. Dean's fly with the bases loaded won for the A's. 2-1. Geurge Coffman. ex-Tiger, made .his old mates jump through hoops as the Browns beat Detroit, 5-1 Coffman gave up only seven hits blanking the Tigers after Die first Buck Newsom. walked home what proved to be the winning tally with the bases loaded in the fifth. Tlie National, pitchers' league ran.'second In hurling brilliance . yesterday. Kirby'HIgbe, Phlls'-you fastballer, pitched tlie senior circuit's best-gaine when he outdueled Philn Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEMORE Establishing n new record not only In tlic history of the school but also for Mississippi County the Reiser Girls' Basketball Team, undefeated in tlie county for two consecutive years, won 31 out of the 38 games played during the 1939-40 basketball season, and came within tivo points of the state championship title In (he finals of the state A.A.U. Tournament. Two of the players, Neva Woodward and Sybil Crews, made the,'first All-State Team. Members of the team are ns follows, left to right: Coozie Ferguson. Sybil Crews, Louis Boucher, Eva Woodward, Sylvia Cooke, Wlllma Mac Montgomery, Veda McCor- mlck, Belly Gail McCay, Neva Woodward, Triunnlee Watson, ami Kathleen Montgomery; Edclyc Evelyn Turner, manager, and J. E. Wcslerfleld, coach. NEW YORK, April 17. (UP) — Robert Feller pitched a no-lilt game on Ihe opening day of baseball. .-. Working for Ihe Cleveland Indians, this big Iowa farm boy ichleved the goal that so many covet and so few attain. No fewer than half a million vords will ue published iii tjih country today on Feller's perfect :erfonnancc against the Chicago White Sox. From here on my task as a dally sporU columnist becomes very difficult, In normal limes, and under nor- nal conditions, nothing could stop ne - from wearing out a typewriter telling yoii of the greatness of the Iowa boy. There would be "'a paragraph on Feller's dad, who s]»nt hours teaching his boy how to bitch. There 'fould be another liaragrapii on how the farm, boy responded to the teaching, and, al an age when most, boys are not ready for ssndlot - baseball, stepped into the major leagues and made good. There .would be another paragraph' on how, perhaps, this was the most amazing no-hit game rif all time. But, dammit, things have come to pass In this world which make the performance of n baseball pitcher very trivial. • < •. Let me be called critical, let me be called anything, but let me (ell you tills—only those weak of.mln,d can really care about a "no-lilt gaihe or anything else lo'do wHh. sporf, when the world is lii the-condition It. is today. ..,..I have no patience with, those of my colleagues who .say that .this country's Interest -In sport' that it wants nothing,to do .with what's happening on thQ other side. My contention is that any mail, woman Or child who Is more' Ui- tcrested in tne standing of. ,tlie Giants In baseball-or the. Rniige'rs In hockey, or Joe-Louts iii fighting than he is 'in world events' ncefis sympathy, not enlightenment, 'nils must not be conslrued as an n.-gu- King. Carl '"Hubbell to give Pliiln- mcnt for 0>u " entering the war. V,' '.delphia a 3-1 victory over the " s llol)e 1!lat dny :levcr eomcs. : Giants: Hlgbe yielded only three I u is slm Ply. n telle! by one man .•Kits, but might'have lost, i-o, if i tllat professional baseball, with''its rookie second baseman Nick Witek hadn't g\uhmed up a double-play ball In the'eighth. Witek got neitli- onr) Ous Suhr followed competition between tobacco-chewing, flannel-wearing wage-earners, Is nowhere near as Important as nations disappearing from the face of the earth. I have been writing sports long enough to know just what Feller's no-hit game means. I have sufficient background to write you 10,000 words on the performance of the gangling boy. But I haven't the heart lo create something big out of something that. In the light of today's headlines, Is really so small. After nil, i a man can't write of a baseball player having determination and courage when men are being puUeil' out of Icy sens and walking Into the fnec of mnchlne-gurui to gain a foothold on a rock. No one can ever convince me liat there is one-millionth of the ramu In anything sport can pro- uce that there Is In a battlewagon irlng from a heavy sea, or a plnk- heeked kid squinting down the Ights of n gun, or a group ol men Ittlng nroiind a table and moving humutacks which in more ways han one, represent your destiny inl mine. •My point is- this: Until the war :nds, and nations stop fighting, here isn't going to be a great rionl of caring as to which, when, where, nd why, men playing at sport do against one another. It's hard to care whether men win n cup or a sweater or a piece of plate, when not so far away men ire playing strictly for keeps. as his key man. . Nearly all er man with a homer. Hubbell permitted . only six hits until he left the game ' for a pinch-hitler in the eighth ' Paul Derringer and Bill Lee put ' on a sparkling' duel at Cincinnati SPECIAL! 1/3 More for the same money • Johnson's Wax and Glo-Co»t SHOUSE-HRNRY HARDWARE CO. Phone 35 the regulars went the route In exhibition games, but the elongated backstop with rare exceptions was held to six nnd seven Innings. McCarthy lins used this system for the last few yenrs. . . . Dickey has a tough time of it fn hot weather and Joe makes sure he takes H easier in the spring so thai he hns enou);li reserve to fall back on in the stretch drive. . . . Replacements anywhere else in the New York lineup will more than do, but Hie drop from Dickey to Buddy Rosar or Arndt Jorgens is a radical one. Ford Prick, National League prexy, has promised Lon Wnrncke n chance to become n loop umpire when the Cardinal pitcher's cuse nnd Baltimore. Billy nogel) will never forget his iim- jor league debut. lie hit into n triple play. + + » I'O.VX GETS $80(1 EXTRA /\f> KKI) SOX FIKI.I) CAl'TAIN That Kansas Cily second base combination o[ Gerry Pi'iddy and Phil Rto.iito lYankce y'ktiow) year, is hotter than property ever this You could count on your • THE PAYOFF BY - JERRV BROM)FIEI,I> NKA Service Sports Writer NEW. ypRK. April 15.-Short and to the point:-'Joe McCarthy's liniKllins of-' Bill Dickey on the Yanks' rqxhibition 'tour should be the.--tip-off-'-on, who the mtinngci of tliii .world champions regards active days arc over Hugh Casey, Dodger liinger, has n clause In his contract which says he can't touch n glass of beer until Oct. 1. idea. It was Casey's own He takes on weight. BOUCHER WOULD LET STARS BAT OUT OF OKDEll Uucky HnrrJs asserts Jimmy Pn- ftthl Is the best defensive shortstop Washington has had since Roger Pecklnpaiigii '•:-. . and in time may be even lieltor than Peck. Frank Boucher, coach of the New York Rangers, annoyed by suggestions to improve hockey, counters with the suggestion that bnseball would be better off if managers had their pick of batters every inning . . . which would change the strategy of the game and allow customers to sec a Joe DiMuggio or a 1 Ted Williams eight or nine times n contest. Problem is, how would guys like Lefty Gomez ever get a time nt bat? • Intcrnnlionnl • League pitching records for last year come up with this oddity: John Tising scored victories over eight clubs in thumbs the number of majoi they couldn't make Joe Cronin has ap- league right now. pointed Jimmy- Foxx field captain of the Red Sox . . . which carries COO bucks In extra pay . , . the. reason for the appointment, no doubt, inasmuch as Shortstop Cronin runs the club on and off the field. Unless n couple of other major league clubs move their training qunrtcrs lo Texas the St. Louis browns probably wjirnbnndon Siu Antonio as their spring conditioning site. . . . You can ge unite a few critics lo say Mnrins Rnsso of the Yanks is the besl fielding pitched in baseball. . . . . ft's ii moot point, however, whet you consider Bucky Wallers of Hi Reds, and Fred Fitzsimmons of the Dodgers. Chattanooga's lurnout of 10,201 clinched the Class B award for sum Her cities and was even better than the prize for the lurser cities, which wenl lo Atlanta for its a.m tciidnncc last Friday. Only 4,152 aw the opener at New Orleans. Nashville's opener attracted 7,800 vhilc Memphis drew 7,453. New Orleans had the record at- endance last year with more than 0,000 funs present. Clctiis (Boots) Paffenberger let he Smokies down with six lilts or Nashville while his mates club- icd Knoxville pitching for a dozen 'lows, Including a homer by 5econd-sacker Tatum. All the Nashville runs came across in a "at fourth inning. At Chattanooga, Lookout Boss Joe Engel "scalped" his third- baseman, Chief Arkcketn, to nvcnge Ouster, and then the Lookouts hcmsclvos went under the knife as Atlanta took its first victory of the ieason. Manager Paul Richards of Atlanta used three pitchers in the close game which was decided when shortstop Alf Anderson raced home ii the ninth on a wild throw to break n 3-3 deadlock. Memphis' heavy artillery was uii- .imbcrcd for 1C hits as Ihe Chicks made their debut before home fans. Two Birmingham pitchers nbsorb- cd the punishment, as Allyn Stout limited the losers to 10 "scattered hits. Hnnk Harris and Lew Krausse of Little Hock pooled their tnlcnts lo hold New Orleans to six nils, while Wee Willie Duke with three blows, one a homer, led the Pebbles' 11-liit attack on four Pelican pitchers. All the winning runs were the result of a Pebble, spurt in the ninth. The tennis arc paired the same way today. PINE BLUFF, Ark., April 10.- Allcn Ounawny, 42, head coacli ol Pine Blutf Higi, school for H ud one of the highest paid • in the slate, announced Tuesday that, he would retire from Ihe coaching profession al the end of .the present school term to enter private business. DuiVAwny, who last December signed a three-year contract here fU the reported figure of S50QO a year, will become sales promotion director for a local botlling company (Coca-Cola). Harvey Glltespie, chairman of the School Board's' Athletic Committee, said nunnivny had been released from his contract. The hair furnishes one of the most valuable means lor classifying the human races. eight-club loop. Made possible because he worked for Syra- PETE IS THE 'LUMBEI Do you keep your friendships in constant repair? STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY For mellow richness—taste the luxurious flavor of this 5 year old Kentucky Bourbon *^fc This whiskey is 5 years old. 90 proof, AISO Av«il»bl« »t A ** '<"• H «»<* ot jtro.'sM wMlVei. 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