Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 19, 1951 · Page 6
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THE REGISTER NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1951 King3 Drop Doubleheader To Mattoon 2-0 And 4-3 PARIS BEATS CENTRALIA 14-8 FOR NINTH IN ROW; NOW 3-WAY RACE TO WIRE Indions' Bob Hertzberger Pitches 2nd Straight Shutout Agointt Mt. Vernon to Beat Cossidy in Openor; Howley Hurls Nightcap But Locols Lose in Lost of Ninth; ot Vincennes Tonight. SO THEY GOT SOME WOIMS AND WENT TO TH' CREEK By JOHN RACKAWAY The first five times that Mt. Vernon and Mattoon tangled this season the Kings won all five games. During the past week the two clubs hove ploy­ ed five more gomes. Mel Ivy's Indians hove bagged four of those lost five and the season r>ow stands 6-4 In favor of Mt. Vernon. The Indians swept the Kings' three-game stand at Mattoon by winning both ends of a doubleheader last night, 2-0 and 4-3. But here's something else . . . Since the second week of the season this writer has wondered why the Parts Lakers, who seemed to have everything necessary, weren't knocking near the top of M-O- VaUey leadership. We still wonder why Paris took so long to start winning, but, whatever the reason, it doesn't apply any longer. Hie Lakers rolled over Centralia for their ninth straight victory last night, 14-8. There were six home runs in that game, three by Centralia and three by Paris. Tom Sunkel's Lakers are now two games behind Centralia and just one length short of the Kings. ' Paris Coming Up Because of a series of rainouts, Mt. Vernon and Paris have played just four games this season. The Kings have won 'em all. Within the next week the Hawleymen have two series coming up with the Lakers. Those games promise to be tough ones—and important ones. The double defeat at the hands of Mattoon ran the Kings' losing streak to three games, longest of the season for the Hawleymen. The twin triumphs for Mattoon served to boost the Indians out of the M-O-Valley cellar ahead of Danville which lost to Vincennes 6-1. After crushing the Vis 40-5 in th first game of the series, Dan- •^dlle lost the next two games of the three-game set. ^ Cassldy l/oses 4-Hltter Ray Cassidy pitched four-hit ball for Mt. Vernon in the opener last night but got nothing but his second defeat of the season for his efforts. Cassidy has won five. Causing Cassidy's defeat was the faot tiiat the Kings could muster only three hits off Mattoon's Bob Hertzberger. IB his last start against Mt. TemoB, Hertdierger burled a shntont at Veterans Park. iMt nlgkt's washwash job made it 14 consecutive innings in whifA tte Hawleyneo have failed to aoore a nut against fier islnrger. The Mattoon righthander was in rtrouble most of the way last night —he walked eight batters in the ;«even-inning game—but the Kings couldn't break through. Waste Chsmw In Fint Mt. Vernon wasted a big chance in the first inning. Finigan singled and Popovich doubled to open the same. Solozano was thrown out on a hard ground smash as the runners held. Given was intentionally passed to load the bases and Milinkov struck out and Patino filed out to retire the side. Mattoon scored once in the first on a walk and Klingert's double. They added their final run off Gassidy in the third-when Sonny Hancks singled, stole second, was eacrificed to third and scored on Klingert's long fly. The Kings threatened again in the final frame wli^n they loaded the ba^es with two out on Cassidy's : single, an error and a walk. Given grounded out to end the game. Bawley's Fifth fieverse Ohuck Hawley suffered his fifth defeat as against five victories in losing the 4-3 nightcap. Harry DeHaven and Bob Quinn, a pair of newcomers, split up the pitching chores for Mattoon with DeHaven who hurled tlie initial live Innings gaining the verdict. Tlie Indians teed off on Chuck as If they owned him in the first frame. With one out, distill doubled, KUngert singled and LiUiko tripled. Eaer tlied out to score Lacko after the catch and Mattoon liad tliree nins. Hawley then settled down to tiandcuff the Indians until the last of the ninth. As in the first game, Mt. Vernon had repeated chances to smash the proceedings wido open. The Kings had the bases loaded in • the first and fifth without scoring. They left two runners stranded in fhe third and the ninth. Mt. Vernon's first run came in the second, Patiiw, singled, stole " and •cored on Bodell's sin- Centralia .., 23 14 Mt. Vernon ~ 22 15 i" Paris ~ 21 16 2 Vincennes ... „„. 19 21 5^ Mattoon .... 14 23 9 Danville _ .... 14 24 9W MONDAY'S RESULTS ' 1 Associated rrtss CENTRALIA, HI., June 19. — Mississippi-Ohio Valley baseball last night: VINCENN5:S 6 12 DANVILLE 1 10 Mehringer and Haas; Zajack- owski, Grzesek (9) and Karas. CEN'TRALIA 8 11 PARIS 14 12 Dial, Reilly (2), Sisk (4). Smith (5), Bekeza (6) and Karg; Gordon, Heiserer (?) and Black. (Home runs: Bekeza, Centralia, in first with one on; Bekeza, Centralia, in second with one on; Sisk, Centralia, in first with none on; Smith, Paris, in first with one on; Krsnich, Paris, in first with none on: McCord, Paris, in seventh with one on.) First Game—7 Innings MT. VERNON 0 3 1 MATTOON 2 4 1 Cassidy and Bodell; Hertzberger and Doe. Second Game—9 Innings MT. VERNON 3 7 2 MATTOON 4 11 2 Hawley and Bodell; DeHaven, Quinn (5) and Ivy. TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE Mt. Vernon at Vincennes. Centralia at Danville. Mattoon at Paris. BOX SCORES (First Game) MT. VfBNON AB R H C Finlg»n, rf, cf 3 0 10 PopoKleh, 2b '"12 Hall, rf 10 0 0 a. Hawlty 12 2 2 1. Heistand 0 0 0 0 Selorzane, u ^"22 Givaii, lb ' ° " 2 MillnkQV, If 2 0 0 0 Patino, ef, 2b 3 0 0 1 FiehUI, 3b 3 0 0 0 Cassidy, p 2 0 10 Bodtll, t 3 0 0 0 TOTALS 23 0 3 1 a. Sattcd for Hall in 7th. 1. Ran for Hawlty in 7th. MATTOON AB R H C Hancks, 2b 2 2 10 Estill, rf 2 0 0 0 Klintart, lb 3 0 10 Dunkovieh, ef 3 0 0 0 Baer, 3h 2 0 0 1 Fcrtrew, it 2 0 0 0 Wallaca, If 3 0 10 D M , e 3 0 10 Htrtxbtrttr, s 2 0 0 0 TOTALS 22 1 4 1 MT. VERNON 000 000 0 MATTOON - 101 000 X (Second Game) MT. VERNON AB R H C FiehUl, 3b 5 0 10 Popavieh, 2b 2 0 2 0 Soloriana, tt 4 0 0 1 Ci»«n. 1b 4 0 11 rinitan, ef 2 0 0 0 Milinko*, If 4 0 0 0 Patino, rf 4 110 Bo<lrli, t 4 12 0 Hawley, p 3 10 0 TOTALS -Ti ~3 ~7 "i MATTOON AB R H E Hancks, 2b 3 0 0 1 Estill, ef 5 14 0 Klinsort, lb 3 110 Lacko, rf 3 12 0 Baer, 3b 4 0 0 0 Fatrow, tt 3 0 11 Wallaet, If 4 0 10 l»y, c 4 110 De Haven, p 10 0 0 Quinn, p „ 3 0 10 TOTALS 33 4 11 2 MT VERNON 010 200 000 MATTOON 300 000 001 gle. The Kings' final tallies came in the fourth on Bodell's single, a walk to Hav\'ley, an infield hit by Popovich and an error on Mattoon shortstop Fetrow. Indians Break it Up With the count tied at 3-3, Mattoon scored the winning run with none out in the last of the ninth. Ivy opened with a double. Quinn bunted down the third base line. It was a perfect bunt and when Hawley leli down in attempting to field the roller. Quinn was safe lor an infield hit. Ivy moved to third. Kanck.s wa.s walked intentionally to load the bases, but EB- till got his fourth hit, a smash between fii -Kt and second, to win the game. Mattoon iias now won seven of its eigiit home games—five in a row. At Vincennes TuiilKht The Kings move to Vincennes tonight to Ojien a series, returning to Veterans Park on Thuiuday night against the Paris Lakers. TWIN BILL OPENS YANKEE- WHITE SOX SERIES TODAY By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Wrlt«r Baseball's big question — how good are the white Sox? — may get its answer in the next 72 hours. Openinc with • double header today, ChicaKo'a "rsKS- to-Rlchards" club takes on the defendlnic champion YnnlteeB in an Important four-game series In New ¥ork. Both clubs rested yesterday as only six teams saw action. Cleveland moved a step closer to the American I..,eague leaders, outslug- ging the Red Sox in Boston, 9-7. Bob Feller, although hit hard, staggered to his 10th victory against one defeat. Harry Taylor was the losef. The New York Giants nipped the St. Louis Cards, 5-4, in 12 innings and the Chicago Cubs shaded the Richards Just Gives 'em Lineup By Attotiatad Prttt • NEW YORK, June 19.—A re- Torter asked Paul Hichards, manager of the amazing Chicago Vhite Sox, "How did you work he miracle?" Richards replied, "I just hand n the lineups, each name spelled •correctly." (Central Standard Time) NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. OB Brooklyn 36 19 .655 New York 33 27 .550 3^ St. Louis 29 28 .509 8 Cincinnati 27 28 .491 9 Boston 28 40 .483 9% Philadelphia .... 26 30 Chicago 24 29 Pittsburgh 21 33 Don't trj' to top this one, boys, 'cause you can't even tie it. The Mt. Vernon Jaycees pictured above landed some fish that ought to take care of Jefferson county fish stories for some time to come. That one big sea bass weighs 43514 pounds, is six feet 10 inches long and has a girth of 6'5". (Story below.) Standing from left to right are: Dr. John R. Fry, Charles Laird, of Key West, Fla., formerly of Mt. Vernon, Art Laird, James Moore and Vernon Talbott. Kneeling are: Melvin Lundbloom and Bill Crespo, first mate and captain of the "Lucy", a fishing boat. Edwards Two Hits For Cubs Both Pay Off Cubs Weti.Satisfi«d With th« 'Pafko-To-Dodgert' D • a I Oespitt Harping. By JTERRY LISKA AP Sports Writer CHICAGO, June 19 — Ex-Dodger Bruce Edwards has belted only two hits since becoming a Chicago Cub last weekend, but both were kev wallops of two victories in three starts by the Bruins since their amazing swap with Brooklyn. Bruce, the catching bull, did it again for his new club yesterday, doubUng with two out in the ninth and scoring on Bob Borkowski's single for the deciding marker in a 5-4 Cub win over the Boston Braves. Edwards' only other hit in nine official trips as a Cub was a three run homer which blasted Brooklyn 6-4 Saturday the day four Bruins and four Dodgers changed uniforms. "I love that boy," chortled manager Franlde Frisch, who made it plain today he is tired of hearing tliat the Cubs made •<snch a lousy deal" with the Dodgers." "If we don't make another deal, we've won two games," snapped the skipper of the seventh-place Cubs. "We got those players to play 'em and win. They're playing and we're winning." Wid Matthews, Cub player personnel director, also beamed on the effective start of Edwards, who basked on the Brooklyn bench while able Roy Campanella stole all the Dodger glory behind the plate. "Don't worry about Bruce's arm," said Matthews. "You notice he has thrown out two men trv- ing to steal on that supposedly bad wing. Yesterday, he nailed one of the fastest men in baseball, Luis Marquez, trying to cop second. "Let 'em run against Ekiwards. We all want to find out who is right. I'm satisfied that Bruce's arm has mended completely. "The most important thing at>out Edwards is that he gives us fine generalship and leadership, as well as that long ball." Matthews had more to say about the deal that sent Andy Pafko, 1950 all-star jenterfielder. Pitcher Johnny Schmitz, second sackcr Wayne Ter-williger, and catcher Rube Walker to Brooklyn for Edwards, pitcher Joe Hatten, infielder Ed Miksis and outfielder Gene Hermanski. "I've heard plenty ot criti- ciani U> the effect we traded Fafko ivt nnthinc," ssld Matthews. "Pafko is a fine pUyer but he k only one of nine players on a (ewa. We were concerned with el^ht vther positions. "^ou notice Miksis has been playing well at second and drove Mt.V. Jaycees Go fishin' And They Mean Business As the big picture above serves to demonstrate, Mt. Vernon Jaycees go all out when they decide on a fishing trip. Many legends have been born in the once lonely and pirate-infested Florida Keys but Mt. Vemonites Jimmy Moore, Vernon Talbott, Art Laird, Dr. John R. Fry and Charles Laird brought home the proof ot their fishing exploits 40 mUes off Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. While fisiting on the chartered boat "Lucy" over an old shipwreck in 70 feet of water the Mt. Vernon group caught, among other fish, three large sea bass. The largest weighed 435 Vi pounds and was one of the prize bass caught in the Gvilf in recent seasons. The big fellow was six feet, ten inches in length and had a girth of six feet, five inches. The next largest bass weighed 243 pounds while the third bass hooked was a little old 126-pound- er. Three sharks taken by the Mt. Vernon group all weighed In excess of 250 pounds. The sharks are spread out at the bottom of the display in the picture above. The bass were hoolied on live bait weighing from 10 to 15 pounds each. "No one of us could take credit for the big bass gecause it took all of us to get it to the boat," Laird said. "Then it took five of us with block and tackle to lift it into the boat . . . And a lot of credit must go to Captain Bill Crespo of the 'Lucy' for skillful maneuvering and coaching in landing this record-breaker." The Mt. Vemonites were attending a National Jaycee Convention at Miami >vhen they planned the big fishing trip on June 10. AUTO-LITES WIN AGAIN; BETHEL BEATS IN A IN JUNIOR LEAGUE TONIGHT 7:00—Logan St. vs. Woodlawn. 8:15—Stove Co. vs. Legion. The Auto-Lites, Mt. Vernon Softball League leaders, still don't know how it feels to lose. They made their spot more secure on the top of the loop ladder at the city park last night as they breezed to an 11-2 win over the Eagles. The yet-to-be-defeated Auto- Lites got behind 1-0 in the top of the first inning, but shoved four runs across in their half of the initial stanza to go on top to stay. They kept adding to their lead as the innings went by to win by a comfortable margin. Manager-First Baseman Chester Glover paced the winners with two singles, a home run and a walk in four tripsfor a perfect night at the plate. Top hitters for the losers were D. C. Shane and Pat Patterson, with two safeties apiece. The Bethel Eagles—Ina Teen Towners game, knotted at 4-4 for two inning.s, blew wide open in the last half of the third inning when the Bethel boys scored nine runs on two hits, a bunch of walks and some fielder's choices. That was the ball game, with Bethel winning out in six innings, 18 to 8. Hicks, Ina left fielder, was the yesterday when he made two hits. And we got a two-bagger from Hermanski as a pinch-hitter. "We made this deal with our eyes wide open, and I'd make the ir, • \. „ 1 same deal tomorrow despite all m our fu-at run agamut Boston the harping." Giants Beat Cards in 72 Innings, 5-4 New Yorkers' Three Homers Help Make Up for Four Errors. only player in the game to get more than two hits. One of his safeties was a home run. The box scores: AUTO-LITE (11) AB R H D. Sinkt, If 3 1 0 C Clovar, lb 3 2 3 McKtt, 3b 4 2 0 D. Clovar. it — 4 0 1 C. SInkt, 2b 3 1 1 Arnatt, ef 4 1 1 Hagan. e 1 1 0 B. Wabb, rf 3 2 1 Jenat, p .—— 3 1 1 Smith, rf 1 0 0 EAGLES (2) AB Shana, 3b 4 Jonai, 2b 3 Williamt, la 4 Pattaraon, c . 4 Ellit, lb 4 Sandaft, rf 2 Kingary, If — 1 Champ, cf ...... .— 2 Paga, af 2 Riggt, If 1 Clark, If 0 McCermick, If 0 Pip«r. P — 1 lintlSPORT By Rouson BETHEL.INA BETHEL (IS) AB Irving, rf , 2 Wabb, 2b 1 Co», 3b 4 Flanagan, e 2 RIchty, lb 3 Colmer, tt 3 Matja, If 2 Tollay, ef 3 Graiham, p .— 3 Jenal, rf 2 Sklnnar, 2b 2 BIggerttaff, If 0 INA (8) AB Hiekt, If 3 Taylor, 2b 2 B. Howard p 2 Tapevich, a* 2 Wilton, « 3 G. Howard, 3b 4 Barnftald. rf 12 Coffman, lb 2 Conner, cf 3 Noran, p 0 Dunbar, Ik 0 R 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 R 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 By Attocialad Pratt The St. Louis Cardinals are in an awkward position. They don't seem able to defeat the teams ahead of them in the National League pennant race. Last week the league-leading Brooklyn Dodgers took a second straight three-game series from the Cards, Then the sixth-place Philadelphia Phillies came to town and the Redbirds relaxed to win three of their own. But last night at Sportsman's Park the second place New York Giants pulled to a full two games ahead of the Cardinals with a 5-4 triumph in 12 innings. The best the Cards could do was put up a good fight. Wally Westlake, picked up recently from the Pittsburgh Pirates to bolster Cardinal hitting, came though in the ninth inning with a clutch single that was good for two runs and an extra-inning ball game. After that the Redbirds played dead as Sal Maglie, working in relief, notched his 11th triumph of the season. Cloyd Boyer, third Card hurler of the night, was charged with the defeat when Hank Thomson doubled and then scored on Monte Irvin's single in the 12th. Home runs by Whitey Loclc- man, Willie Mays and Alvin Dark kept the Giants in the game during the regulation nine-inning distance. A second game in the four- game series will be played tonight. Either Montia Kennedy or Larry Jensen will pitch for the Giants against Cardinal Cliff Chambers, making his first start since joining the Cards from Pittsburgh Friday. The St. Louis Browns, idle yesterday, meet the Washington Senators tonight with Duane Pillatte the probable starter against Conrad Marrero. YESTERDArS STARS By Aitaeiatad Pratt BATTING — Monte Ir\'in, Giants — Singled with bases loaded in the 12th inning to score Hank Thompson with the run that beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4. PITCHING — Lou Brissie, Indians ~ Relieved Mike Garcia writh the bases loaded and one out in the ninth fanned Billy Goodman and retired Johnny Pesky on a grounder to preserve Cleveland's 9-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox. loston Braves, 5-4. The Giants rail the league-leadipg Brooklyn dodgers by 5^ games. The Yankees must sweep the four games to displace the Sox at the top of the legaue as Clcairo leads by SVj games. The Chlcagoans appeared in good shape following their two wins In Philadelphia Sunday after the Athletics had captured the first three games of the series. White Sox skipper Paul Richards reached into his pitching gi-ab bag and came up with another surprise starter in young Marv Rotblatt. The little rookie from Memphis was to hurl one of today's games. Joe Dobson, curley-haired veteran obtained from the Boston Red Sox last winter, was to pitch the other. Casey Stengel of the Yankees announced he would counter with Vic Raschi, his ace, and Stubby Overmire, recently obtained from the St. Louis Browns. A crowd of 40,000 was e.xpected today with perhaps another 30,000 attending each of the singles on Wednesday and Thursday. Feller was supported by a 14-hit attack yesterday and needed all fo those safeties, too. He went Into the last half of the ninth with a 9-4 bulge and appeared on the way to an easy win. But Ted Williams received a free pass. Feller retired Vern Stephens but walked Bobby Doerr. Manager Al Lopez summoned Mike Garcia, who walked Clyde Voilmer to load the bases. Walt Dropo singled in two runs and Les Moss drove in another. Lou Boudreau walked to load the bases. Lopez then called in Lou Brissie. The lefthander was superb striking out the dangerous Billy Goodman and getting Johnny Pesky on a groundout. Sam Chapman was the big Indian sticker. He got four hits, including a home run. Al Rosen and Ray Boone also homered. A double by Bruce Edwards followed by Bob Borkowski'a single in the last half of the ninth broke up a 4-4 tie and gave the Cubs their 5-4 over Boston. Monte Irvin's single off the left field wall scored Hank Thompson in the 12th inning with the run that won for the Giants over the Cards. Thompson had opened the frame with a double off loser Cloyd Boyer. Sal Maglie, who relieved starter Dave Koslo in the ninth when the Cards tallied twice to tie the score .464 10 >^ .453 11^ .389 14\4 TUESD.\Y'8 SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS New York at St. Louis (night) 7:30 p. m. Janson (7-5) vs. Chambers (3-6). Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (night) 6:30 p. m. Meyer (4-5) vs. Dickson (8-5). Brooklyn at Cincinnati (night) 7:00 p. m. Branca (5-1) or Ncw- combe (7-4) vs. Ramsdell (4-6) or Wehmeier (1-3). Boston at Chicago 12:30 p. m. Surkont (5-5) vs. Rush (3-6). MONDAY'S RESULTS (Chicago 5, Boston 4. New York 5, St. Louis 4 (night 12 innings). (Only games scheduled), WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (night) 6:30 p. m. Brooklyn at Cincinnati (night) 7:00 p. m. New York at St. Louis (night) 7:30 p. m. Boston at (Chicago 12:30 p. m. AMERICAN LEAGUE i w Chicago 38 New York 34 Boston 33 Cleveland 30 Detroit 26 Washington .... 21 St. Louis 18 Philadelphia .... 18 L Pet. OB 17 .691 20 .630 3»4 23 .589 5Vi 26 .536 8% 26 .500 10 Va 32 .396 16 37 .327 20 37 .327 20 TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS Chicago at New York (2) 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. Dobson (5-1) and Rotblatt (4-1) vs. Raschi (10-3) and Overmire (1-6). St. Louis at Washington (night) 6:30 p. m. Pillette (2-5) vs. Marrero (6-3). Detroit at. Philadelphia (night) 6:00 p. m. Trout (3-7) vs. Zoldak (0-2). Cleveland at Boston (night) 6:30 p. m. Lemon (7-5) vs. Stobbs (4-2). MONDAY'S RESULTS Cleveland 9, Boston 7. (Only game scheduled). WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE St. Louis at Washington (night) 6:30 p. m. Detroit at Philadelphia (2-t\vl- night) 4:30 and 6:30 p. m. Chicago at New York 12:30 p. m. Cleveland at Boston 12 noon. at 4-4, was the winner. It was htf 11th win, tops in the majors. Whitey Lockman, Willie May* and Alvin Dark homered for the Giants. I BASEBALL... GAME Of 7Mf DAr 7 Days A Week WMIX • MT VfBNON UllNOiS CALLAHAN Distributing Co. OIney, lU. OMd DrivMB Oriv* Saf* Can 70OTS a a a CMc 4 CooM In For Our Export • Tiro Sorvico • Whool Sorvko • Irak* Sonrico FREE PARKING GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE 828 S. 10th St. G. B. (Dutch) Reed. Mgr. 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