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, >AGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE,'(ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1939 BOTTLERS First Inning Splurge Beats Electrics; Fords On Scoring Spree The Coca Cola Bottlers practically cinched thc : first half title In the City Softball League race last night by winning over the Ark Mo Power Company, 13 to 5. Phillips out Gcodyear In the cellar by winning a slugging match 16 to 14. Phillips started off with a two- run lead and added four in second but Goodyear evened things up with six runs In the secon-i on third innings. Godwin and Cole mnn hit home runs for the Fords. Halsel! lilt one for Goodyear. Stephens started on the mound for Phillips but gave way to Griffin In the third. The latter got credit for the victory. Scoggins pitched for Goodyear. It was Coca Cola from the start last" night. The Bottlers scored seven runs In the first inning. Victor Ivy pitched gosd ball, holding; the power crew to seven scattered ; hits. The Bottlers continued to lead In team batting with 14 hits'. Louis Smotlicrman, rookie Battler, was the hitting star, getting four singles out of four trips to bat. Standings Stickler For Detail Team Coca Cola ArkMo .. Phillips .. Goodyear .. Goodyear 'JYaynor,' 3b Lindsey, BS Poinar. fit Harwell, c Ttrat Game - Ml K H W. L. Pel. . 7 2 .778 . 5 4 .550 . 3 5 .375 . 2 6 .250 422 TO A K Halsell, cf - 2 Francis. Ib 2 Scogeins, p 2 Tnlals -—_„_ 3-1 14 13 18 3 Plulliiii All It II TO A S. Lcdbctter, 55 __ __ 3 Griffin, 3b|i ------ 4 Oodivin, : llj sf '; ---- .1 Yolmp, sj il c KevlH. 2Wt --- '_•— . Hodcers, c -- ----- _ Baiuierson, 11> . ______ Dorr!!. cf ___•_-_,_ Davis, If ________ a rhilhps, e-it ______ 0 Hicks, 2b .—- — - 1 Stephens, i> --- ___ I Colemsti, 31* _ __ —- 2 3 .4 I 2 n Tolals -_ M 16 li 21 u Second Uamc Coti-Coh ., ' AH II It 1'B A ftornham, Tail, c 5 Blackftril, st „ 1 \YWUle. ct 4 Wnlli, 31) I: Olover, 31) —•—•_- 0 1). Wamufc'ton, 3l> 0 -.Thompson, 11> .4 Lutes, It __' 3 Sinother:nan,- 2b' __~ -1 Harbtrt, rf 4 Ity, |. ,1 Tol»!s .--- 39 13 14 21 Aik-JIo Mosley, 3b Tnylor,* 21.' _—-- Gonnke, sf Barne, Ib Ilroj-don, if Terry, ss Bishop, rf Kishfr, cf Hires c .1. Burns, p AB E H ro A K S-BELEIT ed the booming bats of the Memphis Chicks for the nonce and the Barons won C to 2. Julian Tub!) saved the day for the visitors when lip relieved Hobo Carson In the sixth inning and shut the Chicks out the rest of the way. The New Orleans at Little Rock game was rained out and Is rescheduled for today. The only other games are Birmingham at Memphis and Nashville at Chattanooga. Clyde "Spot" Reed Well On Way To Baseball Promotion 1 0? 0 0 o i 0 0 0 1 Tolals --— 20 BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas W. L. Carulhersvnle 22 11 Newport, '..., 22 15 Paragould .' 15 21 Jonesboro 13 25 Pet. .GOT .595 .417 .342 Southern League W. L. Pet Chattanooga 31 Memphis 30 Knoxville 28 Atlanta 28 Birmingham 25 New Orleans 25 Nashville 21 Little Rock , 19 .580 .566 ,538 .515 .500 .472 .429 .313 National league W. L. Pet. Cincinnati ;. 32 17 .653 St. Louis 2fi 21 .553 Brooklyn 2422 522 Chicago 25 24 .510 New York 25 25 .500 Pittsburgh 2326 ,4<i9 Boston 2027 .426 Philadelphia n 30 .36' American W. L. Pet New York 37 19 .80 Boston 27 17 .01 Cleveland .., 27 21 .56 Chicago 35 21 Detroit 24 25 Philadelphia 1830 Washington 18 31 St. Louis ..i 13 35 Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Night games: Caruthersvllle 7, Paragould 2. Newport 12-1, Jonesboro 8-10. Southern League Night games: Birmingham 6, Memphis 2. Knoxville 6, Atlanta 2. Nashville 5, Chattanooga I. .New''Orleans at Little Rock, two games, BY 3. V. FRIEND When Clyde "Spot" Heed, Bly-1 thevllle'.s latest contribution to professional baseball, left tills spring for Salisbury, N. C. to join the North Carolina Slnte Giants'-lie. predicted Hint lie would win "(it least 23 gnmcs" and show Bill Terry he was better thaii a Class D pitcher. So far this summer he has made definite progress In fulfilling that premise. For latest averages show thai the big -right hnnder has \vcn eight and lost only one In slightly more .than six weeks of piny. His latcstv-vic-tgry. 'came Insl Saturday, an 8-6 victory over Lexington, N. C., a fifth place club. Heed allowed only one hit until the seventh and gave but five In all to record his second shutout. He Is leading the Class D league In strikeouts, having fanned 78 In 00 innings. Other former Dlythevllle Giftnls ilh Salisbury nre also doing right ell, Jiunes Hamblen, first baseman •ho was quite popular here, is Ihe omc run king with eight. His ailing average Is but .276, having uinped below the ,300 mark diir- ig the week. Frank Jackson, crack entcrflelder, Is hitting .302 and Is ccoml In runs driven In with 30, wo more than Hamblen. Norbert 3arker, left fielder, is hitting .207 ml Ims driven in 23 runs. Ilnnk Dvorak, who played short nuclei' lorschel Bob'o, has been shifted to ecbiid and the change has benc- itted his Melding. His great de- enslvc work hns offset Ills ,IG9 tick mark. Dvorak is a great favorite there. Just recently Bill Peilcr, sports ditor of the Salisbury Post, penned'. Ncminntion for the ganiest guv on he local club: Hustling Hank Dvo- nk. . . . Victim of much wolfing vliilc a shortstop, Hnnk lias won Dyer the fans with his great piny ince being shifted to second. . . . never quits—at the bat, on the base paths or on tlie field . . . \Uvays ' trying he comes up with some great catches In the keystone area and has shoved out some mighty nice hits lately when hits nennt runs. . . . His batting average hasn't been anything to cause Bill Terry's eye brows to arch, but inebbe his four for five against the Indians Friday night Is the turning :lnl. ..." Over at Fort Smith Herschcl Bobo and some other ex-Blytheville Giants are reasons why the Western Association Giants are just one' game out of first place. Harry Feldman became the first pitcher to win 10 games. Ho has lost four. Steve Tramback has 7-5, nnd hitting .310; William "Dutch" Von Ahiien has G-3. Jo-Jo Maresca. the little Italian third baseman, is hitting exactly .300. Pete 'Pavlch has been having his bat troubles of late but is hitting .279 and Is among the leaders In stolen bases. Jack Kelly, an 18-gamc win- icr In Blythevllle's first year In :he Northeast Arkansas League In 1937, hns been returned to help out Hobo's faltering stuff and turned In a seven-hit B-l victory 'tis first try. Angel "The Battler" Arngon, pop- iiery catcher, has been optioned to lie Knoxville Smokies of., the Southern Association by Jersey city. Frank Mancuso Is still with the New York Giants, serving.as third string catcher with bull pen duly as his chief work. Last report oil Tom Gorman, 200-pound southpaw, Indicated that he was doing all right will! Clinton. He had av 5-4 record. Jiilinn Harrington, released by the Giants nud signed witli the Cardinal organization, was hurling for Muskogee, Okla., in Ihc Western Association at last accounts. Today's Games Northeast ArKansas League Pnrngould nt Cnruthersville. Newport nt Jonesboro. •'ossibility Of A Three- Way Deal Before Thursday Might Deadline BY GKOItGK K1KKSEY United I'ri'ss Stalf Correspondent NEW YORK, June H. (UP)— The hnrd-henrlcd Yankees finally have relented and let u ball plnyei; go lo one ol their rivals, Rivals may be the wrong word, bin anyway (he Yanks traded Outfielder Joe Gallagher lo the St. Louis Browns for Inflelder Hoy Hughes and cash, believed lo be as much us $25,000. Gallagher Is a real prospect and i was sought by half u dozen major league clubs despite the fact that I the Yanks hud recently optioned him la their Newark farm club. Gallagher played 15 games with the Yanks nnd hit only .24'!. Last year with Kansas City he hit .343. Biff and fust, Gallagher lias everything to make a major league star. The other night playing with Newark he scored from second on an outfield fly, which gives an idea how he can turn on Ihc steam. When the Yanks had to cut down because of their abundance of outllelders, Gallagher was dispatched lo Newark. He Ihrcalencd lo quit baseball before going lo Newark but finally relented. The Drowns have been successful In their previous dealings with the Yaiiks. Myrll Hoag, sent lo SI. Louis by the Yanks last winter, is billing .352 and George McQliinn, who went there from Newark two years ago, is clubbing .358. The Yanks would like very much Indeed to have AIcQiiinii first-basing for them right now. Despite the Yanks' nine-game cad, the campaign to knock down the world champions is gaining nomcntum. The Indians who have kept Bob Feller, Ihe American League's Nc. 1 pitcher, out of the past two tcrles against the Yanks moved Into town today and had Feller all ready to open against Ihc Bronx Bombers. Feller was due Lo face Monlc Pearson, one-time Indian who won his first five games before losing. Oscar Vllt, Indian boss, has not given up hope of getting his club up into the thick o! the race. Johnny Allen's two-hitter in his last start and the revival of the hilling form of Jeff Heath nnd Ben Chapr man have revived the Indians' spirit. ' ' , '; Cleveland is still hoping lo swing a deal before the Thursday midi night trading deadline. The man they want is Inflelder Don Heftner, but up to now the Browns have asked plenty. With Gallagher on deck, the Browns may take Hcffncr off the block altogether. There is the possibility of a three- way deal among Washhiglon-De- Today's Spozt Parade By Henry McLtmore NEW YORK, June 14 (UP)— Can yon picture Shirley Temple In Southern l.cn^uo Birmingham nt Memphis, game. Nashville at Clmtlanoogn. Kuoxvllle tit Atlnnt.i. New Orleans at Little Rock, uoned, rnln. night post- troil-Clevelaml. The Senators are trying lo land fludy York from the Tigers In exchange for Cecil Travis, pitcher. If the Tigers get they'll be over-burdened inflelders and might deal nogell or Kress to the Indians. Several National League clubs arc negotiating for last-mlnule deals. The Reds want a relief pilcher, the Giants an Inflelder, the Dodgers an outfielder and Die Piralcs a pilcher. There is some possibility of the Reds' landing Max Butcher from the Phillies. With Burgess Wliilehead nursing n bad finger Injury, the Glnnls nre desperate for another inflelder. Bill Terry fulled in an effort to pry the Pirates loose from Lee Hundley or I'cp Young. Larry MacPhail Is scouring the country for an outfielder and rumor hns it that he's trying to limd Vince D!Mag§-io, who's DlUliig .328 in 41 games for t , rol( , , Mncbetll wltch Pml . the Vuiite' Kansas City farm club. {|lc mvlllolomcw as c , lplain ' Kld(1> or Oliver Hardy as Tar/Jin of Ihc Apes, swinging lightly from bough lo bough? No, I daiesay you can't. But I'll lell you this—Shirley, Freddie and Oliver look a lot more like the characters nnmcd than Sydney Wooderson of England does the world's greatest mile runner. Syd- icy had the sporlswrilcrs rubbing their eyes and pinching themselves when lie arrived here on his way lo Princeton, where he will compete In the swank invitation track meet on Saturday. The record book, which seldom ics, hns it down in black and while that Sydney hns run the mile In 4:OG.4 for one world mark, the half mile In 1:49.2 for nn- other, and the 800 meters in 1:48.4 for a third. You may not be from Missouri, or anywhere near it but one peek at Sydney and you'd question the marks until you stuv him run and clocked him with your own timepiece. "I've seen lots of athletes who didn't look the part, but none to compare with Sydney. Weighing only 120 pounds, and standing a scarce five feet six inches, he gives the impression of a' chap who couldn't get Uirough one round of strenuous parches! without a minute or two in the oxygen tent. To see him pecking shyly through heavy rimmed trotoise shell glosses, to hear him talking in a soft voice, you'd swear he wasn't even strong enough to be a chess champion, much less run a Wistcr- ig mile. But.he must be able to boil it, bis little lawyer who wears the ilks of the Blackheath Harriers of London. He has beaten every one •ho has had a go at him, includ- ig Jack Lovelock, the New Zeal- ndcr who was good enough to 'hip the world in the 1500-meter nn in the last Olympics. More im- lortant, lie has beaten the clock, :nd the clock is a foe that takes lot of beating. BY . ARTKRENZ 3i-astic Sliakeups Fail To Bring Atlanta Club Out Of Slump liu United Press The furrows of worry deepened n the brow of Manager Paul nicliards today while his Atlanta Crackers continued to lose despite drastic personnel changes designed to bring the club its fourth South- em Association flag in live years. Four fielding positions and several pitching posts have been taken over by new • faces since the start of the .season and still the Crackers are no higher than fourth place, and only a gnme removed from the filth place Birmingham Barons at Ural. , Richard's latest move, the acquisition of Pitcher Jennings Foin- dexter, a red-hot (linger in this league two seasons ngo, didn't remedy matters in Atlanta last night when the Knoxville Smokies made it two straight over the Crackers by a scorn of C to 2. ... Poindester went great guns for live Innings, but blew up in the sixth when the potent Smokies blasted him nnd two successors for four runs. Dep Lambert and Pete 1 Wallory of the Smokle hurling corps allowed the Crackers only six hits lo give the Kuoxville club its ninth win in 13 starts against the Crackers this year. At Chattanooga, It was demonstrated the League-Leading Lookouts can be beaten once, but hardly twice in one night. 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