Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 14, 1951 · Page 12
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10 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. FLLINOIS THURSDAY ;=^UNe 14, 1951 Mattoon Gets Tough And Blanks Kings BROOKMAN KAYOED IN 2ND, EARL HALL HURLS BRILLIANT SEVEN INNINGS OF RELIEF H«ifzb«rger Pitches 3-Hi'tter For Reinforced Indions Of Mel Ivy, Mf. Vernon Threatens Only In Ninth; Paris Lakers Beat Tunnison And Centrolio 5-3. OLD TIMERS' BOUT AGAIN POSTPONED BULLETIN The Mattoon Indians hodn beaten the Mt. Vernon King: his season—until last night. With Bob Hertzberger pttcfiiOK three-hit ball I^Iel Ivy'a Indians stopped the Hawlejmen rather easily at Vets Park last night 5 to 0. Mt. Vernon had downed Mat- tdon five times this season. However, it was almost a new Mattoon team that the Kings facM last night. The Indians fea tured no less than five new play- en in beating the Kings, none of whom were in the lineup on Mat toon's previous stop at Vets Park A Mattoon source said of the revamped Indian team: "Right now our club has the three best pitchers In the M-O- Valley Leagrue. You saw one of them tonight in Bob Hertzberger. The other two are Dick Lacko and George Skor- dlan." Hertzberger backed up the atatement with his work against the Kings who were unable to break through 'his fast-ball de livery. It was the young righthander's fourth assignment for the Indians and in the four games he has al MS—=5= MATTOON _ ChalHpka, rf SyhM*. w -. AB . 5 Kllstw*. lb 3 Oiinliavith, tt — f 2k * DMinlt, 3b * Mankman, If J Daa. a — « Harttbariar, » « TOTALS .-33 MT. VERNON AB rtahtal, 3b « Papavlah, 2b — * Salaraana, u * GIvan, lb . • Mllinkav, If — — * ftalina, af -1 * Finlsan, rf * II H 0 A E 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 1 1 9 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 S 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 • —— 5 • 2T 9 1 R' H 0 A E 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1, 0 0 0 0 f 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 — — 0 "3 2T 10 1 •Makman, p 0 Hall (2>, » ^_3 TOTALS 30 SCORE BV IINNINCS MATTOON - 22' "00 000 MT. VERNON 000 000 000 lowed a total of 17 hits. He has pitched one seven-hit game, one fpurrhitter and two three-hitters. Laeko, who was scheduled to work against Mt. Vernon in the final game of the series tmilfht, recently struck out 17 batters in beating Centra- The Zeros and their ace Lee Tunnison lost to Paris 5-3 last night. The defeat kept Mt. Vernon from losing ground in the scramble for first-place. The Kings still trail Centralia by 1% games. Brookraan la Bouted- The veteran Frank 'Lefty' Brookman suffered his second reverse of the season as against seven wins as Hertzberger registered his whitewashing deal. Brookman gave up four runs, six hits and walked two batters before going to the showers with one out in the second inning. ^ He walked leadoff man Chuck Chalupka in the first fnune then served up a home ran ^tch to first baseman •Jack KUngert. KUngert's drive over the left- jHel^ wall accounted for Mattoon's t^o first-inning runs. Walt Dun- kgvich followed the honier with a double and Mel Ivy singled but Dunkovich was thrown out at the ' pUte to pull Lefty out of the first I Iiining. A free pass to Dick Monkman Uld singles by Bob Doe, Hertzberger and Ralph Sybert knocked Brookman off the hill in the second. UaU Stopa 'Em 'Little Earl Hall took over and turned in another brilliant job of relief pitching for the Kings. I Hall, who still has no wins and - no losses for all his mound work, hts never failed to deliver when called on by manager Chuck Haw- pitcliing the final seven and two-thirds innings last night Hall allowed two hits, one of- them viBty scratchy. After the third inning the Indians couldn't solve Utile, Earl for a single safety. He WSlked two batters and both were ' efised on doubleplays. nirf t Hit In Fourth Meanwhile, the Kings were doing nothing with Hertzberger. , Mt..Vemon's first hit came in tte; fourth frame when Jimmy drain Wd off with a pop singlo to fbAt His was cut down when Pete DV bounced hard into a on which Mattoon Sybert mafle a great . ,. Jth two out in the sixth Oscar J|^nano got the Kings' second W L OB Centralia .... 22 11 Mt. Vernon 20 12 m Paris 16 16 5% Vincennes .... 16 17 6 Danville 12 20 Mattoon 11 21 10 V2 By Associated Prasf CE^^TRALIA, 111., June 14. — Mississippi-Ohio Valley baseball last night: Danville 14 2 Vincennes 7 5 1 Privette and Karas; Smith and Haas. (HR.—Danville, Hall, 4th none on),) Mattoon „ 5 8 1 Mt. Vernon 0 3 1 Hertzberger and Doe; Brookman, Hall (2) and Bodell. (HR.— Mattoon, Klingert, 1st none on). Paris 5 10 2 Centralia 3 8 1 Tunnison and Karg; Grubb and Black. TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE Mattoon at Mt. Vernon. Danville at Vincennes. Paris-Centralia (open). FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Danville at Mt. Vernon. Mattoon at Centralia. Paris at Vincennes. By Associated Press NEW YORK, June 14~The Joe Louis-Lee Savold fifteen- round fight has been postponed another 24 hours and now will be fought in Madison Square Garden tomorrow light, the International Boxing Club announced today. The bout originally was scheduled for last night but was set back because of rain and now has been postponed a second time. At 9 a. m., (CST) Harry Markson, spokesman for the IBC, said the fight would be held tonight. He based his statement on weather forecasts which predicted clearing conditions by noon and sunshine by mid-afternoon. The second delay was announced when it still was raining at noon. The last time a major New York fight was switched from the out- of-doors to a covered arena was in 1938 and involved the Lou Ambers-Henry Armstrong lightweight title bout. SHOCK TROOPS— Orestes Mmoso, left, and Al Zarilla, right, batting ahead and after Eddie Robson constitute the carburetor of. the surprising White Sox' attack. (N£A) $120,000 Rook Not So Hot on First Outing By Associated Press DAVENPORT, la., June 14.— The sheepish grin faded to a glum pout—the hulking redhead hadn't made good in his first appearance in organized baseball. "Aw, heck," moaned Billy Joe Davidson, $120,000 ''bonus baby" the Cleveland Indians sent Cedar Rapids' Three-I farm for seasoning. "I let 'em down tonight." Davidson had just made an un- auspicious opening in the professional ranks by giving the quar- city Tigers three runs on four walks, a wild pitch and a single 'n a one-inning relief sint last light. The togers took the game 7-2. , "I was scared, I guess," the 18 year old Marion, N. C, prep star explained. "We're all behind you, Billy Joe," chorused a group of Cedar Rapids fans who made the 85- mile trip to Davenport. ' He'U Win in Majors" "Even if Billy doesn't win a game this year for us," observed his manager Kirby Farrell, "he'll make it in the majors. He's got great fast ball and a 'super' curve." Farrell said that he'd seen only one voungster throw a ball like Davidson's. "That's Bob Feller," he insisted. Coach A.L. Trout Will Retire to Farm in Indiana By Asioelat«4 Press CENTRALIA, 111., June 14. — Arthur L. Trout has officially ended his 37 years high school coaching career at Centralia. eH is 64. Trout, whose teams have won more than 60 championships, last night signed retirement papers. He suffered a paralytic stroke last December and was forced to take a rest. However he suffered a second stroke ah few weeks ago and still is confined to bed. He said he would retire to his farm in Indiana as soon as his health permits. hit, a single over first base. Oscar died at first. The Kings were retired in order in the seventh and eighth but in the ninth Chuck Popovich opened with the third safety, a pop fly double to left center which dropped between three Indian fielders. Not Much 'Threat' Solorzano followed with a walk and the two baserunners with none out constituted Mt. Vernon's biggest threat of the night against Hertzberger. At that point, however, Given fanned, Milinkov grounded out and Patino flied to right to end the game. The Kings face Mattoon here again tonight at 7:45, then Danville comes for games on Friday and Saturday nights. Brownies Sign 3 Peoria Stars PEORIA, III.. June 13.—Three stars of Peoria Manual's 1950 state high school baseball champion team have signed contracts in the St. Louis Browns' farm system. Bob Schmitt, southpaw pitcher with a 33-3 record for three high school seasons, goes to Dayton, O., of the Class A central league with a bonus estimated at more than $6,000. Third baseman Jim England and outfielder Jack CulJen became the property of Appleton, Wis., in the Class D Wisconsin state league. England will then be reassigned to Ada, Okla., in the Sooner State league. Schmitt and England have completed a year at Bradley Ur,i- versity in Peoria. Cullen was graduated from Peoria Manual this spring. Okies Beat Bucs In NCAA Tourney OMAHA, June 14.— Springfield College, the NCAA baseball tour-, nament's first giant killer, will try it again tonight against the hard­ hitting St oners from Oklahoma. The Massachusetts team, with Bill Norberg pitching a three-hitter, played the sharpest baseball of the opening day of the tournament to beat Texas A. & M. 5 to 1 last night. Oklahoma defeated Ohio State 9 to 8 in an unspectacular clash of Big Seven and Big Ten champions. The ten inning game came to an anti-climatical finish when the Buckeyes" third pitcher, Paul Williams, walked in the winning run. Also matched tonight in the winners' bracket are Southern California and Utah. USE beat Princeton 4-1 yesterday and Utah, bene­ fitting by Max Pessetto 's four -hit pitching, took Tennessee 7-1. The two teams beaten today in the losers bracket will be the first eliminated from the five -day double elimination tourney. NCAA~RESULTS Wednesdya's Results Southern Calif. 4, Princeton 1. Utah 7, Tennessee 1. Oklahoma 9, Ohio State 8, 10 innings. Springfield, Mass. 5, Texas A ^ M 1. Sign Papers To Divorce Happy Today Major League ' Brass Assembles to Officially Give Chandler the Gate. DEWin DENIES THAT SALE OF BROWNS IS IMPERATIVE By Associated Press NEW YOJIK, June 14.—Baseball's biggest brass, all except Commissioner Albert B. (Happy) Chandler, was in town today to attend to a final chore connected with Happy 's divorcement from the national pastime. Each of the 16 big league club presidents was expected to sit down and sign a document drawn up by the outgoing czar's lawyer and approved by barristers for the National and" American Leagues. The three-page, single-spaced bundle of legal phraseology guarantees Chandler that he will not be personally responsible for any damages awarded against baseball in suits filed while he was in office. Several still are pend ing. The two leagues were to meet separately before noon, with President Will Harridge presiding over the American League session and his opposite number. Ford Frick, on the National League rostrum. Frick said that, so far as he knew, the signing of "the papers" by his owners would be a formality, and that his group then would hold a lengthy discussion of other matters not connected with the commissioner's office. At the time Chandler made known his demand for a signed legal release, he said he would resign "some time not too far off" once it was in his possession. His $65,000-a'year contract runs through next April 30, and he will collect the last dollar of it no matter when he walks out of his Cincinnati office. "Nof Forced To Sell Or Talk To Anybody Because Of Debfs," Soys President. Paul Pasley Horses Win at Louisville Mt. Vernon horse-owner and driver Paul Pasley had a big night at the Kentucky State Fairground in Louisville last Saturday. He drove two of his horses to wins on the Louisville pacing and trotting card. 'Whizwin' copped the third race, trotting the mile in 2:20.2/5 and paying $7.40, $3.80 and $2.80. Pasley's otlier winner of the night was "Shorty Guy" who paced the , mile in 2:15.4/5 paying $10.80, $4.00 and $$3.60. Pasley had three other horses at the Kentucky races. Baseball and Tennis Stars Engaged By Associated Press NEW YORK, June 14.— No deal has been completed for the DeWitt's stock in the Browns declared Bill DeWitt, president of the St. Louis American League club. The Browns president, however, declined yesterday specific comment on reports Bill Veeck, former owner of the Cleveland Indians, is negotiating for the purchase of the club. "We are not being forced to sell or negotiate or being forced to talk to anybody because of any debts and we did not borrow $600,000 recently from a bank," he said in commenting on a story by Joe L. Reichler of The Associated Press. Reichler said negotiations for sale of the Browns to Veeck have been completed. DeWitt said he and his brother, Charles, owe the American League $300,000 but "that is a personal loan, not due until Feb. 1, 1954," and is entirely separate from the indebtedness of the baseball company. The club debt has been reduced approximately $500,000 during the last three years, he added. The club's chief executive further said: "There is no stipulation in our loan agreement with the American League that requires us to consult anybody if we wish to sell. '"The statement that the Browns may not sell any of their top stars to a rival club without the consent of the American League is absolutely false. There is no such agreement between either the Browns or the DeWitts and the American League or any other person or organization. This can be confirmed by President Will Harridge of the American League. "The charge in Joe Reichler's story that the Browns are 'debt- ridden is entirely false. The entire indebtedness of the Browns consist of a $600,000 long term loan from an insurance company and a bank, the details of which are on record in the office of the recorder of deeds in the city of St. Louis. "Neither the Browns nor their subsidiaries have any other obligations and current bills are paid when rendered. In addition the Browns have ample cash for normal operation of their baseball clubs and own valuable franchise's and the contracts of many ball players, also real estate appraised for purposes of the insurance company loan at $2,487,284.25. "The Cardinals' lease (on Sportsman's Park) has 10 more years to run at a rental of. $35,000 a year. The Cardinals and Browns jointly own the scoreboard in Sportsman's Park and the net pro-- ceeds from the signs are split equally between the Cardinals and Browns. "We have been approached ^on several different occasions during the past three years by persons in various parts of the country inquiring about the availability of the purchase of our stock. "We have told everyone our stock is not for sale, but naturally if anybody made a genuine offer that would be attractive and they were financially responsible, we would have to listen. Up to this time no one has made such am offer." OAKLAND, Calif. — Bobby Jones, 145 Vi, Oakland, outpointed Maurice Harper, 146%, Oakland, 12. DODGERS BEAT CARDS 7-4, FIND ROAD MORE FRUITFUL THAN EBBETS FIELD NEST Bums Hove Won 15, Lost 5 Awoy From Home For Red-Hot .750 Pace; Duke Snider Sparks Win With 4 Hits; Giants Beat Reds, Robin Roberts Blanks Cubs. AUTO'LITES NIP VfW, 4 TO 3; LEGION CLIPS EAGLES, 11 TO 6 —(NEA Telephoto) Pittsburgh slugger Ralph Kiner gets a love pat from tennis glamour girl Nancy Chaffee at a party in New York at which Kiner announced their engagement. The couple say tliey plan to be married in the fall, TONIGHT 7:00 — Stove Co. vs. Eagles. 8:15 — Legion vs. Moose. The Auto-Lite Falcons strengthened themselves on top of the Mt. Vernon Softball League ladder last night as they edged the hustling VFW club, 4-3. In the other game last night the Legionnaires defeated the Eagles, 11 to 6. The Auto-Llte-VFW game was close all 4he way, with pitchers George Smith of the winners and Gene Henry of the Vets turning in good pitching chores. ' The Auto-Lites scored single runs in the second and fourth and, with Smith hurling shutout ball, led 2-0 into the seventh. The Auto- The box scores: LEGION (11) AB R H Avant, e 3 0 1 Rica. 2b : 4 0 0 Williamt, If 4 2 3 JenM, St 3 2 2 Barntr, lb 3 2 1 C. Mays, tf 4 1 1 Fair, 3b 4 2 2 Johnson, rf, p 4 1 2 W. Mays, p, rf 3 11 J. Stokes, rf 0 0 0 EAGLES (6) AB R H Ellis, lb 4 1 2 Sanders, rf 4 0 1 Williams, ss 3 1 1 Shane, 3b 2 1 1 Patterson, 2b 4 0 1 Champ, If 3 0 0 MeCormick, cf 2 1 0 Witxel, e 1 0 0 Webb, p 3 1 0 Riggs, t L 1 1 0 AUTO-LITE - VFW AUTO-LiTE (4) AB R H A. Webb, rf 3 1 2 C. Glover, lb 4 0 1 D. Sinks, If 4 0 0 O. Glover, st r 3 1 1 IMcKee, 3b 4 1 3 Sinks, 2b 4 0 1 Hogan, c 3 0 0 8. Webb, ef 1 0 0 Smith, p 3 1 0 VFW (3) AB R H Harshbarger, 3b 3 0 0 White, lb 3 0 0 Howard, 2b 3 0 0 L. Grtn; s« 2 I 0 Palmer, ef , 3 0 0 Sigwerth, If 3 0 0 E. Greene, a 3 13 Helton, rf 2 10 Henry, p 3 0 1 and Art Webb, with two safeties, paced the Auto-Lites. Catcher Ernie Green was almost the whole show for the VFW offensively. Greene got three of the four hits given up by Smith. The Legionnaires banged out 13 hits and took advantage of loose fielding to outscore the Eagles, 116. The Legion broke a 2-2 tie with a couple of runs in the second inning and added four more in the third to take an 8-2 lead. , The Eagles rallied for four runs in the fifth and 6th, but the Legion kept scoring to win by a comfortable margin. First baseman Ellis, with two hits, was top batter for the Eagles. For the Legion leftfielder Williams collected three hits while Jones, Fair and Johnson got two apeice. Home may be a man's castle but the Brooklyn Dodgers are finding the road more fruitful than their EbV)cts Field citadel. The Dodgers, sprinting si.x games in front of the pack, are terrors on torciRii soil. They have won 15 games and lost only five away from home for a terrific .750 pace. At home they have won 18 and dropped 13. • The Dodgers are unbeaten at Boston. Cincinn.\ti, New York and Pittsburgh. They have lost only one game in St. Louis and two each at Philadelphia and Chicago. The league leaders currently on their second tour of the west, made it two straight over the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 7-4. The Cards, in years gone by, were one of the Dodgers' toughest toes. This .\ear the Brooks liave beaten the Cards in seven out of nine clashes, four of the victories comuig in Brooklyn. Duke Snider was the big gun for the Dodgers last night. He founded out four hits, a home run, a double and two singles and di'ove n three runs to sf>earhead the Dodgers' 11-hit attack. Snider broke up the game with 1 three-run homer in the fifth nning. The blow was his 14th and snapped a 3-3 fie. Young Tom Poholsky served up the homer — the nth hmoo run ball he has thrown this season. Joe Hatten started for Brooklyn anil was tagged for a three-run homer in the fourth by Del Rice that temporarily tied the score. Hatten left for a pinch-hitter in he fifth and Clyde King gained credit for his fifth victory. King held the Cards to four hits over the last five innings. The New York Giants remained n second place as a result of their 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a day game. Errors by Virgil Stallcup and Connie Ryan helped the Giants to score three uns in the eighth and break a 2-2 tie. Whitey Lockman drove in the first two Giants runs ona fly ball nd home run. The Giants led, 2-0. until the sixth when the Reds tied the score on a two-run single by Ted Kluszewski. Kluszowski's blow based starter Monte Kennery and George Spencer and Sal Maglie finished up with Spencer bagging the victory. Ewell Blackwell went all the way for Cincinnati and suffered is fifth loss. Errors also helped Robin Roberts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-0. The Cubs made four errors, which figured in three of the Phils' runs. Roberts blanked the Cubs on four hits, two of them extra base smashes, for his seventh victory. American League action was restricted to one game in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, behind the five- hit pitching of Bill Wight, who went the distance for the first time this year. The Red Sox nicked veteran Dizzy Trout for only six hits. They scfcred in the second . on Vern Stephens' triple and a fly ball. Ted Williams doubled Dom DiMaggio home from second base in the eighth inning with the other run. The league - leading Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators were rained out along with (Central Standard Time) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Chicago .34 14 New York 32 19 Boston .30 22 Cleveland 28 23 Detroit 25 24 Wa.shington 18 30 St. Louis 18 34 Philadelphia .... 15 34 OB Pet. .708 .627 .577 .549 .510 .375 16 .346 18 .306 19'/i 3V^ 6 7Vi 9Vi THIJRSD.'WS SCHEDULE .\ND PROBABLE PITCHERS Chicago at Washington (2-twi- night) —- 4:00 p. m. and 6:30 p. m. — Pierce (7-3) and Dobson (4-1) vs. Hudson (0-3) and Sima (2-5). St. Louis at Now York -- 12:,30 p. m. Suchecki (1-1) vs. Raschi (93). Detroit at Boston — 12:00 noon Newhouser (5-4) or Hutchinson (4-2) vs. McDermott (3-3). Cleveland at Philadelphia — 6:00 p. m. Lemon (6-5) vs. Zoldak (0-1). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Boston 2. Detroit 0. St. Louis at Now York, postponed rain. Chicago at Washington (night) postfXDned rain. Cleveland at Philadelphia (night) postponed rain. FRID.U'S SCHEDULE St. Louis at Boston (night) 6 :30 p. m. Detroit at New York (night) 6:30 p. m. Cleveland at Washington (night) 6:30 p. m. Chicago at Phliadolphia (night) 7:00 p. m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn New York St. Louis ... Cincinnati .. Boston Philadelphia Chicago Pittsburgh . W . 33 . 29 . 26 . 25 26 25 22 19 L 18 26 '26 25 26 27 26 31 Pet. .647 .527 .500 ..500 .500 .481 .458 GB 6 '"' 7^i 7 'o 94 .380 13 Vi THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLFf PITCHERS Brooklyn at St. Louis: 1:30 p. ra. Branca (5-1) vs. Prosko (6-2). New York at Cincinnati 1:00 p. m." Jansen (6-5) or Hcarn (5-3) vs. Fox (i3-2). Philadelphia at Chicago 12:30 p. m. Church (6-3) vs. Rush (4-2). Boston at Pittsburgh 11:30 a. m. Bickford (8-5) vs. Dickson (7-5). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Philadelphia 5, Chicago 0. New York 5, Cincinnati 2. Brooklyn 7, St. Louis 4 (night). Boston at Pittsburgh, postponed rain. FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Brooklyn at Chicago 12:30 p. m. Philadelphia at St. Louis 7:30 p. m. Boston at Cincinnati 7:00 p. m. New York at Pittsburgh 6:30 p. m. York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Braves and Pitts- the St. Louis Browns and New burgh Pirates. ATTENTION Y. F.W. FREE FISH FRY FRIDAY NITE MEMBERS AND GUESTS WELCOME V. F. W. CLUB Lites aded two runs to make it 4-0 into the last of the seventh. That is when the VFW rallied to shove three runs across on a walk, two hits and two errors. The VFW had the tying run in scoring position when the game ended. Charley McKee, with three hit», r .4^ SPECIAL! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EDELWEISS DPIkilA BEER KKIIVIA BOTTLES— Reg. Price $2.79 BOniES Jbi Case HOT OR COLD HOT OR COLD FREE PARKING IN REAR

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