The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 10, 1951
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EIGHT BLVTHKV1LUS. <AKK.) COUKIEH NEW* Hand Sees Three-Team-Race In National; Cardinals Fifth TUESDAY, APRIL 1*, }«* Wakefield Gets Outright Release Ex-Bonus Baby Made Free Agent; to Try For Major Hook-Up OAKLAND. Calif., April 10. M'j— Dick Wakefield, a 1941 bonus baby who signed a dollar—year contract to play ball with Oakland this season, has been piven his outright release by the Pacific Coast League club. The parting of the ways apparently WBS by mutual consent. WnkeiieM, who left the University of Michigan campus in 1S41 to .sign willi the Detroit risers for S52,OCO • ivanls lo try to ^and in the major eagues, where his ; arcvious career ; A'as a stormy one. [ "The manage- I nent of Ihe club ins nothing but i ?odd feeliny to' i'ard Wakeficlri," President Clar- ;nce L. iBrick) Laws said. "After L * '••'-' i conference witii Dick Wakejlcld Manager Mel Oil and Dick, it was aprced (o give Dick an opportunity to make, a deal for himself with a major league club. "The Oakland Raseball Club Dick all possible success." Wakefield. had an Indifferent season after joining the Oaks as a left, fielder last year, lie saw aclion only as n pinch hitter in the early weeks of the current season. Before departing for Ann Arbor. Mich., by plane, Wakcfield said he wanted to continue in bnsebaJI. but dirt- not want to play minor league ball until convinced that he cannot land a Job in the majors. The Yankees obtained Wakefield from Detroit in December, 1949, but Wakefield wa.s a brief holdout before signing his 1050 New York contract. Early in (he 1950 season he »-as traded to the Chicago White Box. He refused to .report without a $5,000 pay increase, which the while Sox refused lo pay. They called the deal off, and then the Yanks refused to take Wakcflelri back. Commissioner Happy Chandler later . voided the' deal and ruled Wakefield Yankee property. They suspended him indefinitely without pay, subsequently reinstated him »nd on May 25 sold him to Oakland. Phillies Picked to Repeat With Bums, Giants Close By JAfK MAM) NK\\' VOKK, April in. (AI')—Tlio Niilioiwil I.fie nu-e looks like a lhn>e-te;im s(|ii;il>h|p with Oie wolMmlanced figlitinjr Phillies picked to beat out Brooklyn and the New York Giants. Sure you roinembcr Seplcni- bcr. How the whiz kids wobbled and the awakened Dodgers n[. most nipped them nt the wire, llow Durocher's Giant-i. with Sal Ntaglie and Jim Hcarn flinging shulonts, sin»cd 10 third place in a galloping finish. How lhe Phils lost /our .straight n> Ihe Yanks In the World Series. There has been lendcncy to write off the Phils 11 m o say J i in Konstanty never can approach his 74 su- . perb relief jobs ol . last season. To ; ; underrate t h p -,; champs. That's * : '». risky business, Lo^s of Curl Simmons, the 17- IMilie Sawyer The UodRcrs lead Mir knsiue In hilling, home runs. Intal Iws and slolcn bases, bill Iheir jiilrhuiR is shoddy lifter you m past Preacher Roe and Don Newcombe. If llic Brooks should come un with Howie Pallet., the Cards' holdout pitching ace. Ihey could win easily. The Giants bristle with optimism. The players clon'l jusi hope 10 win. (hey e.xpccl lo. The AI B.iik- Eddie Sianky sncond base, com- lh,-?;i ever and flop in '50. is hilling the tall wilh his old authority. Behind Ijirrv Jnnseti. Hhr-lrton Jones. Maclie and Hearn lhe Giants have a (isht defense. The punch to grab IhO'.e 2-1 and 3-2 games cmild mean a pennant. Cards "Outside Shol" . Behind lhe front Ihrrc. Boston a <> St. Louis look like the onlv bination looks belter rmbby Thomson. jame winner now! clubs capable of an outside .shot si In the Arms 1 , was a major blow. But manager Eddie Sawyer has the men who could pick up [hose wins in RIIS.S M, Ken Johnson and Ken The Phils should be a belter club with more experience for will/ kids like Willie Jones, Robin Roberts BuljlM Cliurcli. Hob Afiller, Mike Ooliat. Granny Ilamnci and Hlchie Ashblll-n. They have a little more Infield insurance. Still the i'cgi;Yrs must avoid serious Injury if they're lo win again. . No Ci Sawyer wilh Ihe Phils, .-Tre ilacene.y Osceola Added To Paragould Grid Schedule PARAGOULD, April 10 — The Paragould Bulldogs have two new foes on their 1!)51 football schedule, Coach H. A. (Sandy) Sanford has announced. The new teams on the Bulldogs' slate are Osceola and Pocahontas. The Subiaco Trojans, who the null- dogs have played the pa.«t. four years, have been dropped. Coach Sanford also noted another change In the Paragould schedule. The Bulldogs this year \vill open the season against Osceola at Osceola instead of wllh Bl.vlhevitle as has been the practice for a number of years. The Bulldogs and the Chicks will meet in 'Blytheville on Nov. 9. The 1351 schedule, follows: " Sept. 14 Osceola there Sept. 21 Corning here Sept. 28 Batrsville here Oct. 5 Piggott there Oct. 12 Walnut, RidRe (here Oct. 19 Marked Tree here Oct. 26 Newport there Nov. 2 Pocahonl^is here Nov. n Blytheville there Nov. 16 Halt) Knob there Nov. 22 Jonc.sboro here and spirit, synonymous nn important Perhaps the big reason. There can be no complacency on club thai just staggered home and lost the series in four straight But the fire that drove them u, their first pennant since '15 could banked. Count on Sawver to maintain the Phils' boyish 7,ip. ' Del Knnis. Andy Se'mlnick. Dick Si.slcr. Jones and Hatnnei- arc the key hitters. Roberts, a sure fire 20- jamc winner, and Konstanty are he backbone ol (he pitching'staff. KamiH-r. fast, becoming the new Mr. Shortstop, and bnllhawk Ash- bmn in center, are the defensive stars. Here's lhe way the National League look.s from here: 1. Philadelphia 2. Brooklyn 3: New ..York Boston 5. St."Louis 6. Cincinnati 7. Pittsburgh 8. Chicauo the pennant. The Braves, counting on Max Rur- kont or Dick Donovan (o be iheir fourth starter behind Warren Spahn. .lolinny Sain and vern nick- lord, have lhe best front line pitch- inB in lhe league. They almosl had Ibree 30-eamc winners last season and finished fourth. Finding a second base combination arul plckino his outfield 'is Billy Soulhworlh's problem. Freshman Manner-,- Arartj- Marion of the Cards has worries with an unsettled ball club. Marion, still limping (roni his knee operation probably will not open the season at short. Marty has been experimenting with Ills infield and outfield all spring. Stan Musial. Rcil Schocndienst and Enos Slaughter are (ho solid professionals. Pitching is top flight with Tom Poholsky, n fine-loooking rookie from Rochester, in She slarting list Left- handers .stilj will bent (he Cards whose power is strictly lefty With Rwell Blackwel] in good health and ready for a big year Cincinnati has first division hojxw.' They probably are too ambitious. Pittsburgh can't be worse. With Rickey now pulling lhe from oflice strings and Rill Meyer about due to rim out of bad luck, they could gel out of lhe cellar. Long distance reports on the Cubs are not encouraging with Johnny Schtniu and Bob Hush flaring their troubles. Osceola to Enter University Meet Scmtnole Trackmen Will Compete in Fayetreville Relays Oor-ola Hish School's track (earn will be one of the two Mississippi Comity srjuails to enter the University of Arkansas next week. Coaeh Dukie Speck said yesterday. Coach Speck announced liie scne- rlule for his 1D51 thinclad team yeslerdiiy on It included a trip lo the University Relays which are scheduled for April 18. Lcachville, a Class A power in District. Three lust year, has already lieen unnoiniced by the Uuiver.ity of Arkansas official'; as an en'ry Osceola's .schedule iiicluaVs Knee other meets, including twin the district, and state events. The Scminolcs haev accepted an invitation, to participate In the Arkansas Slate College invitalinn meet at Jonesboro on April 27. On May •1-5. they will compete in the District. Three Class B meet at Jonesboro and lhe following week they will send qualifiers, if any, to the state Class B meet nt Uttlc Rock. In order to qualify [ O r (he stale meet an athlete must place first or second in a distn'ct event. 'Hie Kemlnoles' 1951 squ ad LS crin- slructeri around speedy .spfntman Harvey Lee Hill. Hill led the Seminole cinder trolcrs last year and was lhe lalk of both lhe districl j and slate meets. I Ohers on the squad are Toinjnv Spiers, Cnleinaii \jmtujm, ,/imniv Stevens. Paul Slilwell, Bo Travis. Billy Cantrell, Gcrnlrt. Perry. Joe Walls. Charles Lauderrtale. Dun.-iie Johnson, .lim Dickey Wrisbl and Charles Edrington. IN SHAPE—Florence Chadwick is set for her <iaily drill in a New York hotel pool. Miss Ch.idwick works out for throe or four hours The San Diego. Cnlif.. mermaid is getting ready lo swim the English Channel again—this lime from BnKlanri to. Trance. She set a women's record Ihe other way last summer. (NEA) 'Reds Have It/ Wyrostek Says DURHAM. N. C.. April 10. lit',— The experts say no, taut Johnny Wyrostek—an old pro if there ever was one—says yes. Cincinnati is going somewhere this year. The veteran outfielder, one of the Reds' most dependable performers, confided, "there is an intangible .something: about the team this year. 1 can feel it, yet I can't tell you exactly what It Is. The whole team feels that it jiol only has a chance lo finish In the first division, but also can make a, serious hid fc.r the flag. The morale never has been so high since I've been with the Texas League To Open 19 51 Season Tonight DALLAS. April 10. lip,— Another Texas League season—seven games longer than usual—opens tonight. The 161-Rame grind starts with Dalla.s at Tulsa. Fort Worth at Oklahoma City, Houston at Beaumont and San Antonio ai Shrevcport, I Crowds totaling more than 27.000! are forecast for Ihe openers. | Piesident J. Alvin Gardner has! predicted attendance fully as sond i as last 'season when the turnstiles clicked 1.648,828 times. fog/es Sign Richards PHILADELPHIA. April 10. (API —The Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League today announced the signing of Jack Richards, rcokie end from Arkansas. He became the nth Eagle under contract for 1951. Injuries to Rizzuto, Reynolds And Page May Hurt Yankees DALLAS, Tex April 10. (AP)-Phil, Joe Page and Allie Reynolds are hos- pilal bound lotlay On the result* of iheir physical checkups at Johns Hopkins m«y hinjr, Championship " chanco.^or anotho.- American League pennant and world', bas.ball Nevers, Gets Fullback Spot on All-Time Team Rizzulo has a torn cartilage in his left side; Page, » sore left shoulder, and Reynolds a bad ellww. Page, the Yankees' brilliant relief pitcher In 1949 was a disappointment last year, but before arm trouble popped up this spring, he flashed his old form. Reynolds, a I6-game winner last season, hasn't been able to do much at all this spring because ol his arm. Rlzzulo, Ihe American League's most valuable player, said he didn't think his injury was .serious. "1 expect to be on hand opening day," he said last night. Riraulo said he hurt his side play- Ing and yesterday when he tried balling practice "it was a little bad." But he insisted, "it's nothing serious. I'll be okeh." The Ihrce players were to leavb here today by plane 12 p.m. CST). Rizzuto, who hit .324 last season, was given an orthopedic belt, to wear. The Yankees start defense of Iheir world's championship next Monday in Washington. Without Reynolds Ihey have only two regu- ar si ailing pitchers—Vic Rasclii and Ed l>opat. Page and Reynolds to ,,i,| m , ( he reached for comment on their in- uries. The Yankees, who dropped an 8-5 decision lo Boston of the National League here yesterday, left town soon after the game. The three ilayers stayed behind. nimito did not appear wnrri'-d >i'er his injury and tried to brush t oft. But if he and Reynolds are not •eady lo go when the season slarls t will undoubtedly hurl .the Yankees, figured to battle f or t| le ,j, le vith Cleveland and Boston's powerful Red Sox. Grapefruit League Scores Ywlcrdar's Results Boston (N) 8. New York I A) •! Boston (A) 9. Memphis <SA> 3 Brooklyn (N) 9, AshevMle (TSLl S Chicago <N1 6. Little Rock (SA) 1 Washington (A) 2, Cincinnati <N> New York IN) 1R. Cleveland (A( 4 Chicago l A) 15. Chattanooga CSA1 4 Pittsburgh (N) 8. Philadelphia (N) 7 Philadelphia (A) 15. Fayetlevilte (Tobacco State) 2 St. Louis (A) vs. St. Louis IN), rain. NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., April 10. (APJ-Kmi, Ntvere, »-h« )«fi! pulverizing power to the great Stanford teams of the e«rly twenllw, was named fullback today on college football'* all-.tlm« AH Americ*. on such a broad and representative scale, are being picked In a nationwide poll |>y the Associated -press to provide nominations for the National Football Hall of Fame. No player has yet been named to the $5.000.000 shrine planned at, Riitsers University here, but 11 Js probable most if not all the players named on these three teams will be among the early selections. Court lo Name Hayer* The Honors rv^irt of the Hall of Fame will make the final selection. The shrine has been endorsed by (he National Collegiate Athletic Association. Nevers completes a backfield that includes Walter Eckersall, the famous little running .and kicking star of Chicago,-nt quarlcrback and the immortal Red Orange of Illinois and Jim Thorpe of the Carlisle Indians at halfbacks. This line-splintering ball-carrier no weakness. The ruddy-faced, blond biillikxer played at Stanford in 1923, 1924 tnd 1925 under Conch Cllenn s. (Pop) Warner, on« of the sport's eminent pioneers. A Hard Kimner Warner repeatedly said Neverj inn the greatest football player h« ever saw. During the three years Nev»r« wax In the baekfield, Slanford won 21 games, lost 5 ind tltd one. Nevers was an exceptionally hard- running back, a splendid passer »nd rock-ribbed slalward on defend H» «ns named fullback on the 1835 Afl American team picked by the Associated Press. In the balloting the Stanford »fj«r received 311 to beat out Felix (Do c ) Blanchard of Army and Jim Kim- brotigh of Texas A. and M. who followed In order lo make the second and third teams. Ralph Kiner Is Elected NL's Representative CINCINNATI, April 10. OPJ-. Ralph Kiner's National League teammates have chosen the likeable Pittsburgh' batting ace to speak up tor them at the major league club owners' table. Election of ihe 28-year-old home run prince as the senior loop's player - representative was confirmed by •Secretary of Baseball Walter Mulbry here yesterday. Mulbry said that President Ford Frick of the Halnli Kiner National Browns, Cards Clashed Today HOUSTON. Tex.. April 10. f The St. Louis Browns will try again today to play t-hcir hciue town ri- vak—the St. IxniLs Cardinals ol the National Leaeue. night's .scheduled game br- tween the two clubs \va.s rained out,. Tin: Browns have released pitcher Russ Bailers to Toronto of the International Leacue. Bauers had «. 13-6 record with the Baltimore Oriole^ Isst season. Glaviarto to Get Outfield Tryout HOUSTON. Tex,. April 10 Manager Marty Marion rif the- Louis Cardinals is eoine in try Tnmmy Glavinno in ceiurr firid I Pcnpcry little GInviann played i third bnsr last year and mane some "impo^lhlc Uirows" — throws (hat fometlmrs bntiucrd of( ^pronrt row teBU 1 !, He chalked tip 25 errors. Robinson Wins Over Don Ellis OKLAHOMA CI1 V. April 10. (AD—Middleweight champion Su- car Ray Roblnwn floored Don EI1U twice hi the first round lam. nicht tn Ruin a knockout in their non- title, bout. The champion met Ellis' wild Clinrpr tvtth a (nrrinc ripht In the J«w IhAl jcnt htm to tlic canvas. More than half of the proved re- Fteart Courier News Clajslfled Atis Shooting at t Al the National Skecl Cham- •Monsliips, "skcet shooting at ilj >est" is the order o! the dayl 'I lie fine quality and flnvor of Hill and Hill will not make you ,111 expert skcet shooler-but (liny will (ell you it' "whiskey al 'its best." Ask for Whil Label ( Kentucky ,Strai»hl Kmirbon) or Yellow l.;i| )0 | (kculm-kv '\Vliiskcy ' 65% GRH1H NEUTRM SPIRITS THE HILL AND HILL COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY League flashed him ,ihe word. Kiner steps into Marty Marlon't shoes. joining the American League's Freddy Hutchinson oJ Detroit in representing the players before the club owners. Marion had to bow out as player moulhpiec* when the St. Louis Cardinals tipped him to manager. Verble a Hero WINSTON-SALEM, N.c April 10. <AP)—Gene Verbie's seventh- inning double yesterday gave Bllcky Harris a triple thrill. Besides winning the game over Cincinnati lhe hit also broke a five-game losing streak for the Senators and fortified a recent Harris.idea—lo make Verble his regular second baseman. Home Run Specials! 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