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te THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1951 Paris Lakers Win First-Half Pennant—Kings Third LAKERS EDGE CENTRALIA BY HALF-GAME; MT. VERNON SPLITS PAIR WITH DANS Browns Lose 2 Close Ones To Cleveland jVeeck Watch 6-5, 4-3 Games; Redbirds Top Cubs in 10-5 Slugfest. BURKE TRIES TO BEAT ONE All Six Clubs Off To Fresh Start Tonight, Kings Open Final-Half Race With Two-Game Series At Vincennes; Paris Lakers Here Saturday, Sunday; Heistand Is Winner At Danville. The Paris Lakers who came from nowhere with a sensational drive which netted 25 victories in their last 31 games are the first-half champions of rhe M-O-Valley League. Mt. Vernon and Centralia staged a back and forth dogfight for first place during the early weeks of the pennant scramble. The Zeros were on top, then the Kings held sway for two weeks, then Centralia regained the lead. During the final three weeks of the campaign Paris staged its drive to take over the lead and beat off the Centralia challenge. Mt. Vernon dropped back to third and finished six games behind the Lakers in the final standings. Paris was forced to win a doubleheader yesterday to capture the flag. The Zeros had taken the lead on Tuesday night by downing Mattoon in a doubleheader 7-6 and 10-1 while rain kept Paris idle. 'The Lakers rose up before their home fans yesterday to whip Vincennes 7-2 and 14-9 with star pitcher Herb Heiserer gaining the victories in both ends of the twin bill. Zeke Bekeza's Centralians were held to an even split by the Mattoon Indians. Centralia won 5-4 after losing the opener 9-4 to Mel Ivy'js club. Manager Tom Sunkel's Lakers won 1 the first-half flag by virture of playing one more game than didiCentralia. Both teams lost 21 games, but Paris won 36 to 35 for the. Zeros. The Kings in third place also played 57 games, winning 30 and losing 27 to finish three games above the .500 mark. if'All clubs get off to a fresh s.tart tonight. The six teams start second-half play with 0-0 records. Only Paris, as first- half winner, is assured of a spot in the four-team playoffs which follow the close of the regular season. Another playoff berth goes to the:V winning team in the second halt of play. The other playoff spojs go to the teams which finish highest in the standings in both halves. For instance, a second and- third place record for halves 1 and 2 would be better than a second and fourth place finish. Mt. Vernon closed its first-half schedule by dividing a double- hea'der at Danville yesterday. The Kings won the opener 6-4 then were shutout in the seven-inning nightcap, 6-0. Chuck Hawley's crew opens t|ie second-half race at Vin- oennes tonight. After a two- game stand against the Vels the team returns to Veterans Bark for a series against the Paris Lakers on Saturday and Sunday nights. Cal Steinberg started the first game for Mt. Vernon yesterday but' was kayoed in a three-run fourth inning. Charley Heistand cahSe in on relief. The Kings were leading 2-1 until ' Danville staged its uprising which knocked out Steinberg and gave the Dans a 4-2 edge. Hefetands' Fifth Win Heistand blanked the opposition the; rest of the .way, never allowing'.more than one hit per inning. The;, Kings got a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to tie at ;^4-4. The game, originally scheduled for seven innings, went for nine before Mt. Vernon shoved in the winning markers. Everett Hall was the losing hurler for Danville. Jim Given paced the Mt. Ver- norij attack with three hits, a single, double and triple, in four trips to the plate. Given drove in four of the Kings' six runs. It, was Heistand's fifth victory as against three losses. Hal) Drops Nightcap AJfive-run first inning for Danville^ quickly decided the seven- inning nightcap game. Earl Hall started for Mt. Ver- nortand was charged with the loss. He twas relieved by Steinberg in theifirst. Then Lohmann relieved Steinberg while the first inning was., still in progress. Lohmann finisjied the game. Tne Kings got only three hits off -Danville churcker Jack Collins.' Pete Milinkov's single in the fifth! frame was the first hit for Mt. ^Vernon. Lohmann and Popo- vicK', each had a single to round outi^he anemic attack. THe defeat was the third of the season for Hall who has yet to register a victory despite several fineaperformances in relief roles. (Final First-Half Standings) Team W L GB Paris ... 36 21 Centralia 35 21 v> Mt. Vernon ... 30 27 6 25 30 10 Danville 9 2 33 13 Mattoon 20 36 154 LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS (1st Game) VINCENNES 2 9 2 PARIS 7 8 0 Smith, Mehringer (1) and Haas Heiserer and Black. (2nd Game) VINCENNES 9 13 4 PARIS 14 14 0 Messell, Smith (1). Deem (7) and Haas; Heiserer and Black. » HR — Paris, McCord, 1st, 2 on. (1st Game) CENTRALIA 4 MATTOON 9 Dial, Heathcock (21 keza; Peterson, Boland Doe. (2nd Game) CENTRALIA 5 MATTOON 4 Tunnison and Brand; Wuinn and Ivy. 8 9 and (2) 9 10 4 0 Beand By Associated Press The St.. Louis Browns made a good try of it on the home grounds yesterday with their new boss-to- be in the stands but they weren't quite up to it. Playing before their largest home crowd of the season. 10,770 paid, the Browns dropped the first game of a doubleheader with the Cleveland Indians, 6-5, and forced the Indians to go 15 innings for their second victory. The score of that one was 4 to 3. Bill Veeck, who is scheduled to close his deal today for ownership of the Browns, was in the stands but he insisted he was strictly in a spectator's role; that he didn't take over until today. But Beeck thought both games were well played "We just need a little more power," he said. The tail-end of the second game was a pitcher's duel between Mike Garcia of the Indians and Jim Suchecki. Garcia hurled no hit ball for six innings, whiffing five and passing two as he rang up his ninth victory. The Cardinals blasted three home runs in the first game of their doubleheader with the Cubs at Chicago yesterday for a 10 to 5 victory. Hal Rice, Wally West lake and Bill Johnson nil came through with round-trippers as the Redbirds raked four Cub pitchers in a slugfest. TRADITION SAYS DODGERS, WHITE SOX, JULY 4 LEADERS, WILL CAPTURE PENNANT Brooklyn Boots Off Giants Twice, 6-5 And 4-2, To Increase National Margin To 6V2 Lengths; 'Rags To Richards' Regain Top In American When Senators Spill Yankees In Stadium Doubleheader. Jackie Burke, 28-year-old Texan, appears to be beating the green with his putter in an effort to coax his ball (at extreme right) Into the cup In quarter finals at Oakmont Pa. Burke missed a 30-foot putt on the 31st hole by a scant half inch in his match with Sam Snead, West Virginian. Snead won 2 and 1. Spectators in the background stand open-mouthed as the ball heads for the cup. — (AP Wirephoto) (1st Game) MT VERNON 6 13 1 DANVILLE 4 10 . 0 Steinberg, Heistand (4) and Patino; Earl Hall and Karas. (2nd Game — 7 innings) MT VERNON 0 3 1 DANVILLE 6 8 0 Earl Hall. Steinberg (1), Lohman (1) and Patino; Collins and Karas. TUESDAY'S RESULTS Mt. Vernon at Danville, postponed rain. Vincennes at Paris (2), postponed rain. CENTRALIA 010 031 02—7 9 1 MATTOON .. 201 010 11—6 6 5 (7 innings) Reilly, Burkenkamp (1). Gatto (5), Dial (7), Tunnison (7) and Bekeza; Lacko, Peterson (8) and Ivy. Rice's homer was his first with the Cardinals. He hit 12 with Rochester in the International League before going to St. Louis recently. The second game was called off because of rain which had fell intermittently on the first one and increased just as it was ending. Hayes Colt Wins Trot At Goshen 'Mighty Fine' 'Becomes Favorite for $90,000 Hamble- tonian Stakes Aug. 8. CENTRALIA 300 100 510 10 15 0 MATTOON 001 000 000 1 5 6 Black and Bekeza; Hertzberger and Doe. THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE (Starts Second Half) Mt. Vernon at Vincennes. Centralia at Danville. Mattoon at Paris. FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Mt. Vernon at Vincennes. Centralia at Danville. Mattoon at Paris. SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE Paris at Mt. Vernon. Danville at Mattoon. Vincennes at Centralia. SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE Paris at Mt. Vernon. Danville at Mattoon. Vincennes at Centralia. HEADSTONE HOPE— Charley Hepp displays the granite headstone he hopes to set up when the White Sox depose the Yankees as American League champions. He is a monument maker of Joliet, I1L (NEA) By Associated Prtss GOSHEN, N. Y.. July 5. — Mighty Fine from the Hayes Fair Acres Stable, DuQuoin, 111., moved up today as the leading candidate among the three-year-old colts for the $90,000 Hambletonian Stakes here Aug. 8. The bay son of Volomite-Fionne proved best of 19 horses in the $10,000 historic-Dickerson trot yesterday at Goshen's historic track, winning two straight heats. Ben Schue, the winning driver, actually made a clean sweep in the event for the Hayes Stable, as he drove Spennib to victory over 10 rivals in the first elimination heat. The time was 2:10 for the mile. Among the beaten colts was Mahlon Hanover, the winter book Hambletonian favorite. Mahlon broke stride and finished sixth. But the big horse for the Hayes Stable which copped . last year's Hambletonian with Lusty Song, didn't appear until the second elimination. Nine started in this one, and Mighty Fine romped home in 2:06 flat. Schue took the reins for Mighty- Fine in the deciding heat, and they came home in 2:08. as the first five in each elimination came back for the run-off. Eric Guerin Again Rides Four Winners By Associated Press NEW YORK, July 5.—-Jockey Eric Guerin rode four winners at Aqueduct race track yesterday for the second time in eight days. He was up yesterday on Frigid, Master Fiddle, Arise and Happy_ Devil. His previous four-winner" day was June 26. Citation Just $14,000 Short Of Million $'s By Associated Press INGLEWOOD. Cilif.. July 5.— Whatever suspicion there may have been that Cita .iOn would never bank a million dollars for his Calumet Farm was almost entirely- dispelled today. Running the rest of a fine field into the ground, big Cy won the 550.000 American Handicap at Hollywood Park yesterday and there were mighty cheers and a few tears among the sentimental in the holiday crowd of 54,700. It was the sort of race that Citation and the crowd loves — close into the stretch with a drive to the wire. There were hints that Bewitch. Citation's six- year-old stablemate who was a "half length back, might have won under more pressure. But to the crowd it was a smashing Citation triumph, which put him a mere 514,240 short of his goal of a million dollars. His Independence Day win was worth 533.050, which brought his earnings to date to S9S3.760. He can go far over the top a week from Saturdav if he wins the 5100.000 Gold Cup, and as of today he's the horse to beat. Moonrush, fading after picking up S210.050 in stakes earlier this year, ran seventh yesterday. YESTERDAY'S STARS NATIONAL LEAGUE w Brooklyn 46 New York 41 St. Louis 37 Philadelphia .... 35 Cincinnati 33 Boston 32 Chicago 30 Pittsburgh 29 L 26 34 33 37 38 38 36 41 Pet. GB .639 .547 6 1 .529 8 .486 11 .456 12 >.j .457 13 .455 13 .414 16 By Associated Press BATTING GIL COAN, Senators—Hammered two three-run homers in the first game and singled in the winning run in the nightcap as the Senators swept a doubleheader from the New York Yankees, 9-6 and 6-5. THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS New York at Brooklyn, 6:30 p. m.—Hearn (7-5) vs. Newcombs (11-4). Philadelphia at Boston, 12 noon —Miller (1-1) vs. Bickford (9-7 or Spahn (8-7). St. Louis at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. —Munger (3-3) or Chambers (4-8) vs. Klippstein (4-3). Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a. m.—Fox (3-4) vs. Pollet (2-4). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Brooklyn 6-4, New York 5-2 (1st game 11 innings). Philadelphia 4-3, Boston 1-1. Pittsburgh 4-16, Cincinnati 1-4. St. Louis 10, Chicago 2 (second game postponed rain). TUESDAY'S RESULTS New York 9, Philadelphia 8. Boston 4, Brooklyn 3. Cincinnati 10, St. Louis 4. Pittsburgh 2, Chicago 0. FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Boston at New York 11:30 a. m. Brooklyn at Philadelphia, night, 6:30 p. m. Cincinnati at Chicago, 12:30 p. m. PITCHING MAURICE McDERMOTT, Red Sox—Hurled a four-hitter as the Red Sox shut out the Athletics, 9-0, in the first game of a-doubleheader. TWO WHO PITCHED 3 NO HITTERS Bob Feller who became the first hurler in modern major league baseball to pitch three no-hittets when ho and the Cleveland Indians won from Detroit, 2 to 1 in Cleveland, looks at a poster view of Cy Young, who accomplished that feat at the turn of the century. The only other pitcher to do the trick was Larry Cororan of the Chicago Nationals, back in the 1880s. — (AP) QUARTER-FINALS TONIGHT IN MT.V. SOFTY TOURNEY Two Mt. Vernon Teams, Eight Out-of-Town Clubs Still in Running of $360 Moose Sports Extravaganza. Salem, Centralia Teams Featured Tonight. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 46 27 New York 44 26 Bosotn 43 29 Cleveland 41 31 Detroit 32 35 Washington .... 28 42 Philadelphia .... 28 44 St. Louis 21 49 .650 .629 ' 2 .597 2'i .569 4> 2 .478 11 .400 1 6 ]/2 .389 17M: .300 23 Vs THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS Washington at New York, 6:30 p. m.— Porterfield (1-1) vs. Kuzava (4-4). Boston at Philadelphia, 6:00 p. m.—Stobbs 6-3) vs. Hooper (3-6). Cleveland at St. Louis, 7:30 p. m.—Chakales f3 -2) vs. Starr(l-3). Chicago at Detroit, 1:30 p. m.— Kretlow (2-3) vs. Hutchinson(6-3). TONIGHT 7:15 —-Centralia Toby Motors vs. Salem Lightning Butane. 8:30 — Centralia Night Owls vs. Salem Elks. Two Mt. Vernon teams and six out-of-town clubs were still in the running for the championship of the annual Moose Softball tournament at the Mt. Vernon city park. First round play was completed on the Fourth of July sports program at the park yesterday afternoon and last night and the quarter-finals begin tonight. First* round victors play tonight and Friday night and the semifinals will be played Saturday nighty Results of first round games Tuesday night and Wednesday: Centralia Night Owls 8; Ridg- day 5. Salem Elks 2; Carmi Mallette Flyers 0.« Wayne City 10; Mt. Vernon Moose 5. Royal Tornadoes 11; Mt. Vernon Legion 4. Mt. Vernon Stove Co. 7; McLeansboro Ventress Motors 1. Mt. Vernon Auto-Lite 4; St. Elmo 3. Play On Friday Scheduled for quarter-final play on Friday night are Wayne City vs. the Royal Tornadoes and the Mt. Vernon Stove Co. vs. the Mt. Vernon Auto-Lites. Outstanding ball games brought, out large crowds on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon and night. Best ball games of the tourney so far were the Auto-Lites 4-3 win over St. Elmo last night and the Salem Elks 2-0 win over the Carmi Mallette Flyers Tuesday night. July 4 Exhibitions Besides the tourney games fans watched two exhibition tilts yesterday. In a, great junior game the undefeated Young's Chapel team of Salem defeated Mt. Vernon Logan Street. 4 to 3. In a girls game, the McLeansboro nine defeated Centralia 20th Century, 8 to 6, % WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Washington 9-6, New York 6-5. Boston 9-9, Philadelphia 0-5. Cleveland 6-4, St. Louis 5-3, (second game 15 innings). Detroit 6-1, Chicago 3-5. TUESDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 4, Cleveland 1. Washington 4, Boston 1. Only games scheduled. FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE Chicago at St. Louis (2 twi- night) 5:30 and 7:30 p. m. Cleveland at Detroit 7:30 p. m. (night). Philadelphia at Washington 6:30 p. m. (night). • New York at Boston 6:30 p. m. (night). By JOE REICHLER If Brooklyn and the Chicago White Sox fail to win the pennant chalk up one against tradition. Baseball history discloses the team in first place after games of Fourth of July walks off with the flag about two thirds of the time. Both leagues show the same figures. Since the turn of the century, the Independence Day leaders in the National and Amor ican Leagues won in 33 of the 50 campaigns. The White Sox joined the Dodgers as July - leaders yesterday by splitting a double header in Detroit while Washington's Sena tors stunned the Yankees with i sweep of their twin bill in New York. Chicago won the second game 5-1, after losing a 6-3 opener to wrest first place in the American from the' Yankees by a half game New York dropped 9-6 and 6-5 decisions. Brooklyn increased its first place margin in the National to six and a half games over New York, thumping the Giants twice, 6-5 in 11 innings and 4-2. Boston's third place Red Sox climbed within two and a half games of the American League lead, winning two in Philadelphia 9-0 and 9-5. Cleveland helped tighten the race even more by sweeping a pair in St. Louis, 6-5 and 4-3 in a 14-inning marathon The St. Louis Cardinals whipped the Cubs in Chicago, 10-5. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was rained out Philadelphia moved into fourth place past Cincinnati by rapping the Braves in Boston twice, 4-1 and 3-1. Pittsburgh moved to within three games of seventh place with a pair of wins against Cincinnati, 4-1 and 16-4 It took some fine bounce-back baseball for the Dodgers to win yesterday's opener. They trailed 4-0 going into the eighth. Homers by Roy Campanella and Pee Wee Reese made it 4-3. Gil' Hodges' single tied it 4-4 in the ninth and chased starter Sal Maglie. Bobby Thomson slammed his fourth homer in as many games in the top of the 11th off Preacher Roe to give the Giants a 5-4 lead. But a double by Duke Snider and Jackie Robinson's single tied the score in the Dodger's half. An error and Roe's squeeze bunt enabled Robinson to cross the plate with the winning run. Carl Erskine's two-run singje gave the Dodgers a sweep. Veteran Joe Dobson pitched the White Sox into first place with a nine-hit victory over the Tigers. He needed help, however, from Marv Rotblatt. Al Zarilla's two- run homer featured a four-run first inning blast against Dizzy Trout. Detroit's Hal Newhouser, aided by Jloot Evehs' three-run homer, outpitched Randy Gumpert in the opener. Gil Coan hammered two three- run homers off Vic Raschi and Joe Ostrowski to lead the Senators to their first game win. Superb re- Ralph Kiner Charged With 'Shoving' Ump By Associated Press PITTSBURGH, July 5.—Ralph Kiner, slugging Pittsburgh outfielder, is smarting quietly today under a three-day -.usponsion. Wordless, Ralph's parting shot before donning civilian clothes until Sunday was a pair of home runs—one a grand slammer—that ended a nine-game home run famine for the National League four-master king. The slugger's running commentary with his mighty bat drove in seven runs during a Pirates July fourth display at the expense of the Cincinnati Reds. Ralph blasted the home runs In the second game of the holiday doubleheader, shortly after he was served notice of the suspension and a $100 fine by President Ford Frick of the National League. The usually well behaved Kiner was charged with pushing and shoving umpire Jocko Conlan while protesting a decision in the Chicago Cubs game here Tuesday. The result: Kiner was ousted from a ball game for the first time in his six-year major league career. lief pitching by Mickey Harris enabled the Nats to make the sweep. Harris scored the winning run himself, doubling in the sixth and crossing on Coan's single. Maurice MeDermott hurled a four-hitter as the Red Sox collected 14 off three Philadelphia hurlers to shut out the A's in the opener. The Sox -made it nine in a row over Philadelphia, kayoing Carl Scheib with a six-run sixth inning in the nightcap. Bob^Avila drove in the winning run in'each Cleveland victory over the Browns. His eighth inning single drove in two mates in the first game and his single in the 15th gave relief pitcher Mike Garcia his ninth win. Ralph Kiner blasted homers No. 18 and 19 — one with the bases loaded and the other with two on — to spark the Pirates to their double win. The doubleheader was played under Red manager Luke Sewell's protest that Kiner was playing while under suspension for "pushing and shoving" umpire Jocko Conlan in Tuesday's game with the Chicago Cubs. Word of Kiner's three-day suspension was not received until the game had been under way. President Ford Frick said it would be effective as of today. Six-hit'pitching by aces Robin Roberts and Bubba Church gave the Phils their double win over the Braves. Home runs by Hal Rice, Wally Westlake and Billy Johnson accounted for half of the Cardinals' runs in their 10-5 victory over the Cubs. DODGE 'Dependable USED CARS Priced For Action' TIME TO BUY LIQUOR IS NOW from the only Liquor Store in Mt. Vernon. East Side Square - FREE DELIVERY. PHONE 100 or 708 Free Parking in Rear CONSUMERS APPLIANCE CO 66 Red Tag Sale" NOW IN FULL PROGRESS! 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