Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 27, 1951 · Page 8
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Wednesday, June 27, 1951
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Lakers Slam 5 Homers To Rattle Kings 7-1, 12-5 PARIS TAKES 1ST PLACE; CENTRALIA ZEROS PUY 1WINBILL HERE TONIGHT Another Big Paris Crowd Wotchet Lakers Make It 4-ln-A-Row Over Mf. Vernon And 18 Wins In Lost 21 Starts; Charley Heistand, Cal Steinberg Get Assignments To Derail Centralia Tonight. It appears very unlikely that myone will stop the bid of the 'oris Lakers in the M-O-Valley .eague. Last night the Lakers node It four-in-a-row over Mt. /'ernon, smashing out five lome runs to sweep a double- eader by scores of 7-1 and 2-5. Meanwhile the Kings do have .n oQtside chance of overhauling Tentralia in the scramble for econd place in the first-half landings yvhich would boost Mt. /^ernon's chances of gaining a pot in the four-team playoffs at he close of the season. The Hawleymen and Centralia open a five-game series with a doubleheader at Veterans Park tonight. The first game Is scheduled for 6:30 o'clock. There will be a single game against the Zeros here on Thursday night, then the Kings move to Centralia for contests on Friday and Saturday. Rain kept the Zeros idJe at incennes last night,' thus en- bling Paris to take over the No. position with the double-down- ig of the Kings. Centralia is a alf-game back and the Kings rail by 3%. Mt. Vernon went to Paris on lie crest of a four-game victory treak. They left Paris with a )Ur-game losing string. The Lakers compiled 43 runs on 50 hits In the four- game series. The Kings managed 10 runs on 23 hits against the Laker pitchers In the four games. Paris made three errors in the series as against seven miscues for the Kings. The four straight over Mt. Veron gave Paris a record of 18 ictories in its last 21 starts, 'uring that streak the Lakers Team , W • L GB Paris 29 10 Centralia 27 IS Mt. Vernon . 26 23 Vincennes ... 22 25 6V2 Danville 20 27 S^i Mattoon 17 29 11 Mt. Vernon Legion Team Is Well-Outfitted TUESDAY'S RESULTS CENTRALIA at VINCENNES postponed (rain). (Fu-st Game) r. VERNON AB R H 0 A E cMel, 3b 3 0 0 1 1 0 ipevtch, ef 1 ilerzano, «s — 3 vtn, lb 3 Hsiitand 0 iltnkov, II 3 itino, • 3 nigan, rf 3 itbe, 2b 3 itsidy, p 2 rookman, p 0 TOTALS - .24 1 3 18 8 2 1. Ran for CIvan in 7th. kRii AB R H 0 A E 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 11 0 rannaman, 2b 2 Imora, » 4 eCerd, lb 4 nith, ef _ _4 1 1 •inich, 3b 2 111 ack. c 3 2 2 6 Ruin. If 3 0 10 irisi. rf 2 0 0 0 trden, p 3 12 0 TOTALS .27 7 11 21 12 1 SCORE BY INNINGS T. VERNON 100 000 0 IRIS 010 231 X (Second Game) r. VERNON AB R H 0 A E chtal, 3b 4 ipevlch, 2b 4 leriano, at S van, lb 3 linkov, If 4 1 0 2 2 0 2 1 11 1 3 itIno, ef 2 110 iwley, rf 2 0 0 0 nigan, rf, ef 4 2 10 idell, c - — 4 0 16 III, p 3 0 10 nbrosa, p 0 0 0 0 oekman, p 10 0 0 36 5 9 24 14 2 AB R H 0 A E TOTALS IRIS annaman, 2b 2 3 2 5 2 0 imora, s> 3 0 1 2 4 1 eCord, lb : 5 1 16 0 0 nith. ef 5 1110 0 •nieh, 3b 3 2 1 0 0 0 aek, 5 2 3 8 1 0 I Rune, If 4 2 2 2 0 0 rigg, rf "4 1 0 J 0 0 illiami, p 3 0 0 0 2 0 TOTALS 34 12 11 27 9 1 SCORE BY INNINGS T. VERNON 031 001 000 mis 512 001 30« kve taken 4- out of 4 from Cen- alia, 4 out of 4 from Vincennes, out of 7 from Mt. Vernon and out of 6 from Mattoon. The lakers open a series with Dan- lle tonight. |ot a Couple Lett After the hammering at Paris, lanager Chuck Hawley still finds imself with a pair of starters to 9 against Centralia in tonight's |vin bill. Righthanders Charley eistand and Cal Steinberg will ndoubtedly be called on to battle le Zeros and boost the Kings ack into the race. It was tl'.e same old story of [» much Paris power in last ight's doubleheader. The Lakers oUected 11 hits in each of the ames. he five homers, two by Jack DeKusse, two by Duke Black and one by Mike Kranich (his 12th of the season) provided nine of the Lakers' 19 runs for the night. For the second straight night ver 900 Paris fans paid to sit (First Game—7 Innings) MT. VERNON 13 2 PARIS 7 11 1 Cassidy, Brookman (5) and Patino; Gordon and Black. Home runs: Black, Paris in 2nd with none on; Black, Paris, in 4th with one on; Krsnich, Paris, in 5th with 2 on. (Second Game—9 Innings) MT. VERNON 5 9 2 PARIS 12 11 1 Hall, Ambrose (7), Brookman (7) and Bodell; Williams and Black. Hom.e runs: DeRousse, Paris, in 3rd with 1 on; DeRousse in 7th with 1 on; Finnegan, Mt. Vernon, in 2nd with 2 on. (First Game—7 Innings) MATTOON 2 2 3 DANVILLE 5 8 1 Skordian, Hertzberger (3) and Doe; Hall and Karas. (Second Game—9 Innings) MATTOON 5 9 1 DANVILLE 9 13 4 Boland, DeHaven (5), Ivy (5) and IVY (CQ)), Doe (5); Agnos, Collins (7) and Karas. Home run: Karas, Danville, in 5th with 1 on. The Mt. Vernon Junior Legion baseball team of Jefferson Post 141 is currently leading the District race "with four wins, one defeat. Fitting their position in the standings the local Legion kids recently got a complete set of new uniforms through donations from Mt. Vernon business houses. The sponsors' names appears on the backs of the players in the above photo. In the bottom picture the players are (front row, left to right): Joe Shields, Jim Davis, George Smithpeters, Herb McMullen, Buddy Rogers, Don Gibson, Don Campbell, Jerry Frazier, Bill Outland, Ron Veatch, George Cash and Gene Brookman. Second row: Harvey Hooper of the Legion, Bob Langa, ^ob Brookman, Roger Edmison, Kim Driggers, Clifford Hawkins, Bob Karn<Jski, Jerry Kryger, Lowell Mendenhall, Albert Avant, Coach Harold Hutchins and Charles Bourland of the Legion. The Jefferson Post team plays second-place Centralia in a preliminary game at Vets Park tomorrow night. TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE Centralia at Mt. Vernon (2). First game 6:30 p.m. Mattoon at Vincennes. Paris at Danville. THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE Centralia at Mt. Vernon. Paris at Danville. Mattoon at Vincennes. YESTEfiOAr^ STARS PITCHING SAL MAGLIE, Giants—Spun a three-hitter against the Dodgers as the Giants shut out their inter- borough rivals, 4-0. BATTING EDDIE YOST, Senators—Had a perfect day with three singles, a double and walk in five times at bat. He drove in two runs and scored twice as the Senators whipped the Yankees, 7-3. in on the clubbing of the Kings. Cassidy, Patino Get Heave-Ho The Kings didn't go down without a battle—at least a battle with the umpires. Pitcher Ray Cassidy was ejected from the field in the opener for "pushing" umpire Dudas after Cassidy was called out at first on a close play in the top of the fifth inning. In the second game Aurley Pa- Patino was chased from the premises for "threatening umpire Billich" after another close play. The Kings wer6 trailing 3-1 when Cassidy was chased in the opener. Brookman was called in cold and the Lakers tagged Lefty for six hits and four runs in the next two innings. Cassidy was the loser, his fourth setback as against five victories. Three Hits In Opener Paris employed its two Negro pitchers, Harold Gordon and Freddie lliams, in the doubleheader. Both went the distance for victories. The Kings got just three hits off Gordon in the opener. The lone Mt. Vernon run came in the first frame when Popovich walked, stole second, went to third on a ground out and crossed the plate on a balk on Gordon. Patino's double off the left field wall in the fifth inning, was the first Mt. Vernon hit. Patino also had a singL and Given singled to comprise the Mt. Vernon attack. Earl Hall was clipped for 12 runs and 10 hits in six and one-third frames of the nightcap. He walked seven batters. When DeRusse homered in the seventh, Hawley relieved Hall and brought Ray Ambrose to the mound. Ambrose faced three batters, filling the bases on a double and two walks. Brookman took over and forced McCord to bounce into a double- play to retire the side without further damage. The Kings' nine hits off Williams included a homer by Johnny Finigan in the second inning with two men on base. KING NOTES Gaebe Gaining Confidence If the Kings left Paris with anything good, it was the progress in the play of young Don Gaebe at second base. The Woodlawn star was discouraged after his pro debut at Vets Park last Saturday when he booted three chances . . . But he came back . . . "Don played second like a veteran at Paris," Lefty Brookman said this morning. "He's young and has a lot to learn and he'll learn there's quite a difference between semi-pro and pro baseball. I think he's a great prospect and I've told Hawley that," said Lefty . . . * « * Pot/no Kicked Out, Hawley, Given Play After Ray Cassidy was chased out of the first game by Umpire Dudas last night, Aurley Patino got the gate in the second contest . . . Hawley played in the outfield after Patino was ousted . . . Jimmy Given was back on duty for Kings. Jim fnissed the first two games of the series because of an injured knee suffered here last Sunday night .... The Sports Ed Fears "Erameup Sports editor John May of the Danville Sun-Commercial reports that he "fea:»; some sort of funny business taking place in the M-O- Valley League." Writes May: "Last May 16 we asked John Rackaway of the Mt. Vernon Register-News how he thought our Danville team would finish in the first - half. The Register - News sports ed rephed, 'Danville should finish fifth.' He told us further,. 'Paris ought to win the first half. Mt. Vernon should be second, Centralia third, Vincennes fourth and Mattoon sixth'." May' concludes: "We're calling Mt. Vernon on July 5 to find out about the second half." P.S. to Mr. May: Danville won't win the second half either—but note that the Kings will have to hurdle Centralia the next few nights to finish where they should be as runnerup to Paris . . . Softball Games Are Set Tonight TONIGHT 7:00—V.F.W. vs. Eagles. 8:15—Moose vs. Auto-Lite. Mt. Vernon softball league play, washed out two straight nights this week, is scheduled to be resumed with a double header at the city park diamond tonight. The VFW will meet the Eagles in the opener and the Moose will play the Auto-Lites in the nightcap. BATTLE LOOK —Training for his 12-round, light-heavyweight Siatch with Irish Bob- Murphy at Yankee Stadium, Jake LaMotta gave with that "you-can't-beat-me' glovers gleam. (Nt.A) Women Golfers Turning Pro For The Large Dough By WILL GRIMSLEY By Associated Press OAKMONT, Pa., June 27.—It's no wonder Uncle Sam's finest young female golfers are flocking to professional ranks. It's beginning to be a very lucrative business. Beverly Hanson, the willowy United States amateur champion from Indio, Calif., via Fargo, N. D., is the latest to hit the gold dust trail. She became a pro yesterday, at 24. and made her formal bow as a money-seeking barnstormer on the eve of the opening of the 33rd PGA championship at Oakmont. Beverly is just one of several ranking U. S. women golfers to go mercenary in the last few years. Others include the photogenic Bauer sisters, Alice and Marlene; Betsy Rawls, Marilyn Smith and Peggy Kirk. Here's why: Up to date this year, Patty Berg of Minneapolis, the leading money winner among U. S. women pros, has cashed more checks than any of the male pros except Lloyd Mangrum and Jim Ferrier. Patty has earned $11,700 from tournament competition compared with §13,873 for Mangrum, tops among the men, and $11,720 for Ferrier, second. The second top money winner among the ladies is Babe Didrikson Zi^harias with $9,487. BROOKLYN (Fort Hamilton)— George Flores, 148Ms, New York, outpointed Sammy Guliani, 146, Stamford, Conn., 8. Irish Bob and The Bronx Bull Tangle Tonight NEW YORK, June 27.—Jake Lamotta and Irish Bobby Murphy, two of the roughest, toughest fighters in the business, collide tonight in a Yankee Stadium 12- rounder that has the fans buzzing. Murphy, a 29-year-old ex-sailor with a zest for a scrap, is a slim 6 to 5 favorite to whip the Bronx bull and go on to a title bout with light heavyweight champion Joey Maxim. There's no title at stake yet the lure of a real "shore leave brawl," as Murphy calls it, has captivated the fans' interest like no other fight here in a long spell. Forecasts of "warm and fair" weather for the outdoor show, and the fact the 8 p.m. (CST) bout will not be telecast or broadcast, has boomed the ticket sale. It wouldn't be surprising if the International Boxing Club's prediction of a 25,000 to 30,000 crowd and a $200,000 gate is fulfilled. The I.B.C. expects to reap another $15,000 or so as its cut of the theater-cast in eight cities — Richmond, Va., Albany, N. Y., Baaltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland. LOS ANGELES, Qarence Henry, 1841/2, Los Angeles, outpointed Jimmy Bivins, 177, Cleveland, 10. LinLE SPORT By Rouson CAN BEER GET YOUR CAN BEER FOR THE 4TH OF JULY WHILE WE HAVE A SUPPLY! Stag, Criesedieck, Falstaff, Canadian Ace, Atlas Prager, Oldtimer, Champagne Velvet, Budweiser, Schlltz, Fabst Blue Ribbon, Miller's High Life, Blatz. SCHMIDT'S NEAR BEER Home Beveraoie Delivery 1215 Casey WE DELIVER 'Phone 3097 CENTRALIA MOUNT VERNON THURSDAY. JUNE 28" AT VETERANS PARK 5:30 P. M. Centralia American Legion vs. Mt. Vernon American Legion ^ ' ^ CENTRALIA ZEROS vs. MT. VERNON KINGS Tickets on Sole at Boll Pork GIANTS HAND ROE FIRST LOSS OF SEASON TO CLIP BUMS' MARGIN TO 5 GAMES Sol Moglie Hurls Brilliant Three-Hitter, Stonky, Lockman Homer; White Sox Wallop Detroit, Increoso Lea<f0yer Yonkees To Two Games. BY JOE REICHLEIl Associated Press Sports Writer Two rude jolts in three days have slowed Brooklyn's bid to make a runaway of the National League race. The latest blow to the Dodgers' plans was struck last night by their arch rivals from across the river, the New York Giants. A sterling three-hit pitching performance by Sal Maglic plus some timely hitting against previously unbeaten Preacher Roe sparked the Giants to a 4-0 triumph. Rue had won ten straight. It marked the third stralRht loss (or the Dodgers who absorbed two stunning defeats in Pittsburgh last Sunday. In winning the first of si.\ intcr- borough games to be played within the next 10 days, the Giants reduced the Dodgers' load to five games. They play single games today and tomori-ow afternoon in New York, then move to Brooklyn for a three-game scries next Wednesday and Thursday. Brooklyn's counterpart in the American League, the pace-setting Chicago White Sox, inaugurated a homo stand by vnnqutshing tlie Detroit Tigers, IJ-8. The win, coupled with Washington's 7-3 victory against New Vork, increased the White Sox' lead over the Yankc^es to two irames. Boston's third place Rod Sox remained four games off the pace, walloping the Philadelphia Athletics, 13-5. Cleveland kept close to the leaders, nipping the St. Louis Browns, 6-4, in 11 innings. Philadelphia's Phillies moved past Boston into fifth place in the National, shutting out the Braves, 7-0. The Chicago Cubs upset third place St. Louis, winning in 10 innings, 7-5. Pittsburg's Howie Pollet outpitched Cincinnati's Harry Perkowski, 3-2. Maglie was superb as he registered his 12th triumph—tops" in the majors—before a croud of 45,732 paying patrons. He walked leadoff batter Carl Furillo on four pitches and threw two more to Pee Wee Reese to open tiie game. He settld down, however, retiring 14 batters in a row from tho second through the sevcning inning. Only one Dodger reached second. Meantime, the Giants clipped Roe for si.v of their seven hits. Two of them were homers by Whitey Lockman and Eddie Stanky." Rookies Jim Busby and Orestes Minoso cracked three hit.s each to pace a 14-hit attack by the White Sox against four Detroit pitchcr.s. Busby drove in three runs as did teammate Chico Carrasquel. Randy Gumpert failed to survive a fifth inning Tiger rally and the victory went to Luis Aloma, who held Detroit in check in the last four and two thirds innings. Conrado Marrero checked tho Yankees with eight hits as his Washington mates slammed Ed Lopat and two successors for 14 to hand the 10-game winning southpaw his third loss. Eddie Yost helped Marrero gain his seventh win with a perfect day at MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE B.^ITING (based on 15(*times at hn\) — Musial, St. Louis, 368; Robinson, Brooklyn, .364. RUNS - Hodges, Brooklyn. 55; Dark, New York, 51. RUNS BATTED IN—Westlake, St. Louis, r)0; Musial. St. Louis, Snider and Hodges, Brooklyn, 47. HITS — Ashburn, Philadelphia, 92; Dark, New York, 88. DOUBLES — Elliott, Boston; Robinson, Brooklyn; Dark, New York; Bell, Pittsburgh, 17. TRIPLES—Musial. St. Louis, 6; Baumholtz, Chicago, 5. HOME RUNS—Hodges. Brook- ]yn, 21; Kiner, Pittsburgh, and VVostlake, St. Louis, 17, STOLEN BASES — Robinson, Brooklyn, 11; Jethroe, Boston, 10. PITCHING (based on five decisions)—Roe, Brooklyn, 10-1, .909; Branca. Brooklyn, 5-1, .833. STRIKEOUTS — Newcombe, Brooklyn, and Spahn, Boston, 68. AMERICAN LEAGUE BAITING — Minoso, Chicago, .3li2; Fain, Philadelphia, .353. RUNS - Williams. Boston, 62; Minoso, Qiicago, 59. RUNS BATFED IN—Williams, Boston, 68; Robinson, Chicago, 65. HITS — DiMaggio, Boston, 92; Fox, Chicago, 89. DOUBLES—Fain, Philadelphia, 21; Williams, Boston, and Noren, Wa.shington, 18. TRIPLES—Minoso, Chicago, 10; Fox, Chicago, 6. HOME RUNS—Robinson, Chicago, and Zernial, Philadelphia, 15. STOLEN BASES—Busby, Chicago, 17; Minoso, Chicago, 15. PITCHING—Gumpert. Chicago, 7-1, .875; Feller, Cleveland, 10-2, .833; Dobson, Chicago, 5-1. .833. STRIKEOUTS — Raschi. New York, 68; McDermott, Boston, 67. bat. He slammed three singles, a double and drew a walk. file Red Sox unloaded four homers in their one-sided victory over the A's. Vcrn Stephens cracked two and Bobby Doerr and Clyde Vollmcr one each. Ted Williams did not get into the home run act but drov& in four runs with a triple and two singles, Luke Easter blasted a home run with one on in the 11th to climax an uphill battle by the Indians. The Browns .jumi>cd on Bob Feller for three homers to take a 4-1 lead but the Indians tied th« score at 4-4 in thts seventh helped by Al Rosen's circuit blow. Emory (Bubfea) Church spun a five-hit shutout for the Phils over the Braves. Tommy Brown, recently purchased from Brooklyn hit hi.s third horner for the Phils and his single ignited a two-run rally against loser Johnny Sain. Pinch hitter Dee Fondy doubled home two runs in the 10th to give the Cubs their victory over the Cards. Veteran Dutch Leonard won his fifth game in relief. A ninth inning outfield error by Joe Adcock on a fly ball by Gus Bell enabled pitcher Pollet to score from second with the run that gave Pittsburgh its victory over Cincinnati. ATTENTION VETERANS! Only a few more days left to enroll for Flying Instruction under the G.I. Bill — ACT NOW BEFORE JUNE 30th. MOUNT VERNON FLYING SERVICE Phone 2929 2ND ANNUAL PICNIC ML VERNON GUN AND SPORTSMAN^S CLUB SUNDAY/JULY 1ST AT THE CLUB GROUNDS ON MILLER LAKE # Fish Fry end Barbeque # Games for Young and Old # Attendance Prizes every hour on the hour from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. # Gala display of fireworks at 9:00 P. M. # Television (tabic model) completely installed in your home, will be given owoy at 9:30 K M. Anywhere within 50 miles of Mt. Vernon. Bring Your Family and Friends and Enjoy tho Day of Our Picnic « PLENTY OF PARKING SPACE

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