The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1951 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 13, 1951
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FTTDAY, APRIL IS, 1951 'Another Pitcher' Is Battlecry As Majors' Prep for Openers »)• KU COKKHiAN Associated Pr«f Sporl] Writer It's an old tune, but. as lonu as there's baseball, major league majiairers will sins- it It's a short one ami goes like tlmj_"Give me another inlcher.'' m<ijl ' l * rel * *'" "'"* "' ~ * With Hie official opening of Ihe Woman Bats Leadoff *OnMale College Team m.YTHEVlU.g. (ARK.) COURIER NEWI PORTLAND, Ore., April 13. a baseball game today between College won't be a man at all, He. or rather she. will be Margar-f. et Dobson. 19-year-old Vfinport coed. She will be at third base when the umpire hollers "play ball." Vanport-'s Coach, Arba'Agar, says the-girl has real talent. She is » right-handed batter and thrower and was the leading batter In last year's world's amateur women's fastball tournament at San An-' tonio. Tex. Her .615 average earned her a berth on the All-American learn for the second year in a row How does she look? She is pretty She weighs a trim IIj pounds and stands 5 feet 3. She has short dark hair, blown eyes—anti dimples. Has Goorf form She broke into Softball with the Llnd Florist women's team in Portland five years ago. Marg has good form at the plate, Ager says. She holds the bat high and motionless near the shoulder and takes a rull cut. But she concedes there Is a di(- gttsrence in technique between baseball and fastball. "You take a longer stride in baseball and it comes at you from a different angle. You have more time to gel set for a pitch, though." she explained. So far she won't even listen to professional offers. The Chicago Cardinals asked for her on the first draft last season but her goal U to get a physical education degree and leach. <AP>—One of the leadoff "men in Vanport College and Clark Junior Y Plans Another Softball League J. P. Oarrott, director of the Blytheville Y, said today that a commercial soflball league Is being planned' (or Blytheville this summer. H« stated that i meeting has been called for next Thursday night «t tin Y at which time more concrete plans for the league will be made. Representatives of firms interested in .sponsoring teams In the loop have been invited to attend the meeting. . Mr. Garrolt said that so far only 'one 'firm, 'the Courier News has r deflnltely said that It would spon- - but that Interest Is |-,lsnr a team •' growing. The leagiuV, If formed, will be composed of teams marie lip of em- ployes of sponsoring firms. Wish Egan, Tiger Scour, Dies at 69 DETROIT, April 13. w^—Wish Egan of tha Detroit Tigers, one of big league baseball's best known »couts. died in Henry Ford Hospital early today. Sfcan was 69 years old. He had been ill for many months. His No. t prize discovery over Ihe years probably was Detroit's own sancllotlcr. Hal Newhouser, for years the mainstay of the Tiger pitching staff. Egan once played with Kansas rit.y and St. Louis Cardinals. Grapefruit- League Scores Yesterday's Rrsulli New York (N) 13. Cleveland (A> 6 St. Louis <Nt 10, Little Rock (SA) Boston (A> .5, Springfield (II,) 2 Detroit (A . II, Birmingham CSAI 2-1. Chicago (A) Afefnphis (SA 0-7 St. Louis <A> T. Texarkana 'BSD Other games cancelled, rain. Read Courier News Classified Ads, Look at tha Record PLAY SAFE! For Cleaner Washes! For Cfeaner Washdays! For Automatic Washing at it's very best, get a 6ENDIX Automatic WASHER hn't It Time You Bought a Bendix at HUBBARD & HOKE Appliance Co. majors only three days away, most managers were making elerailh hour efforts today to bolster their mound staffs—with Ihe possible exception of the Boston Red Sox tnd the Wen- York Giants, Both Steve O'Neill, Sox skipper, and Leo Du- roclier of the Giants, can sit back and watch the scramble. The Sox nnd the Giants are two of the favorites lo take Ihe American and National League flags. But |hov.' about their main rivals? i In ihe American, the defending | champion New York Yankees are worried, indeed, what with Allie / licynolds on the sidelines. He's I due back soon, but that doesn't ] keep the Yank brass from worry- YuitdermetT Founded The Cleveland Indians? A good I lipoft on what Ihe Tribe thinks of its hurling depth can be found in yesterday's box score. Johnny oejjj- up their cit y "seVies-at°sSr.smam ^"^ "* l ™ alr »'« hl «o-httl«H Park tomorrow and Sunday. '' 2 S "} ? "I" 71 Vandwmeer hooked The Browns beat the Cards twice -"' lhe Imlll " 1E °" » trial at Houston in the first half of the .erles and the worse they can do is end up in a tie. Yesterday the Browns beat Tex- Training Camp Briefs- ST. LOUIS. April 13. (API—The and Browns, home from their spring (our. wind rkana, 7-6, giving them an „ ,„ spring record. The Cards look a 10-1 decision over Llltle Rock yesterday, bringing their spring record to 15-IS. Cold and blustery weather is exacted for tomorrow's game. Sox and Cubs Home CHICAGO, April 13. (API—The White.Sox and Cubs were scheduled three-game open their annual 'eek end oily series field today but the weather fore- ast was not encouraging. runs while the Giants were ling up a 13-6 triumph. In Ihe National League, it will be Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers. Brook President Waller O'Malley said only yesterday that .nd St. Louis could use." Howie Pollet of the Red Birds Ihe hoy O'Malley would like to see in a Brooklyn uniform, and it isn't entirely out of the question that, Pollet mlgVt be had. Fred ^Wngley Saigh, Card chieftain, naturally has a heavy price on Howie, but Ihe Dodgers have some expendable ta- Tho fi^i^ -. -~ -o- ^UUKCI:> nave some expend , 7 ™m £ "SL:",r. k .f,? i™* te " th»l.S.lrt might'like by rain. More rain and 46 degree PreST - ™ »= ~" ScSS mrSL* prediction. The Sox lead the spring series with their northside rivals 2-1. Connie h Absent PHILADELPHIA, April 13. (API —The Philadelphia Athletics— without Connie Mack at the helm— played at Shibe Park today for the first time. The A's, starting the 1951 season under Ihcir second manager in more than 50 years, take the field under Jimmy Dykes. They meet the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies in the first of a three- game city series. Bucs to Play Nati PITTSBURGH, April IX fAP> — Traveling Secretary Bob Rice of the Pittsburgh Pirates hopes for good weather for the two week-end exhibition tills with the Washington Senators. Rice says tbe Buc.t need J60000 to pay for their spring training jaunt and ' so far they've taken in only S41.000. Thai's M.OOO better than they did in the corresponding oeriod last year. Too Many Pitchen RICHMOND, Ind.. April 1J (API —Cincinnati's Reds have a problem some other National League clubs would give a boodle of cash to share- so many pitchers the management hasn't been able to give them all a chance. Instead. Manager Luke Sewel] has been concentrating o n getting his •big live"— Ewell Blackwell, Howie Fox. Ken Baffensberger. Willie the best possible fast start. condition for a Vandy Not the Answer NORFOLK. Vs., April 13. fAPI- Southpaw Johnny Vander Meer apparently I, not the answer to Ihe Cleveland Indians' relief pitcher nccftx, Johnny, only player ever to hurl two straight no-hitters in Ihe biz leagues, tried out In the fourth inning yesterday at Winston-Saleni N. C. New York's Giants pounded him for five runs on seven hits and went on to win, 13-6, Now X,' the former Cincinnati great was hired by the Tribe last tveck strictly on a Irial basis. He may not get another chance. basis last week. He got into one inning against the New York Giants at Winston- Saleni, N. c. yesterday pounded for and and was live run- "Cincinnati, Boston have pitchers we . And Jo It goes right down to the . . Give them another pitcher and (hey might be a threat. Thcy might, at that. Southern Gets Season Started This Afternoon The Southern Association raised Hie curtain on KJ 1951 season today with all eight teams of the loop seeing action. At Little Rock, Ihe defending league champion Nashville Vols showed their wares against the Little. Rock Travelers, last year'i cellar team. Manager Don Osborn of ths Vols pointed out last night that on paper the Vols do not look as impressive as many observers have been say- Ing. Although spring game« gave early indication Nashville has a good club, there is no certaintj-, he added. that many of the players have improved over last year. PAGE re versity of Houston squad in nex fa mentors, Lec di ,, r<nu plays as thcy M s a i'"" "' »» u «on'»llcrman n Hospital for «. lov Vn ? vct ' limc »"' "'"B ° v ='' P'™* for his UnU C n^n e oo b,, c --.^e nil o ( , pillosv cases. (NKA) NL was Born of Desperation Amid Gambling and Contract Jumping the 1 (Editor's Note: This year .... National League is celebrating Its 75th anniversary. Frank Eck, Associated Press Newsfeatures sports editor, has written a series uf six articles on the league's history. This It the first of the series.) B.v FRANK KCK AP Newsfealures Sports Kililnr NEW YORK ...... The National League was born of desperation just three-quarters of a century ngo. In thai, era of baseball, gambling, c i drinking and ' Only seven of (he 13 Association clubs finished the season. Many clubs lost money for their backers and drunkenness prevailed among lany teams. Something had to "be done to get •- sport on better footing. And William A. Hulbcrt, a Chicago businessman about to become president *f Ihe Chicago White Stockings, •ns the mnn to do il. Ail Offer Made When Boston's four-time Asso- atlon champions visited Chicago In the 1875 season, Hulbert, ssxr 'w^™ * '« ~^^=t . • baseball games was common in the National Association, the National League's predecessor, In 1874-15. The practice was indulged In by club officials as well as players, says a clipping on flle in Ihe baseball archives of New York's Public New York Goodwill SpaWing, nee of Ihe Red Stockings—and incidentally, their only pitcher. Hulbert offered A. G. (he then fabulous sum of $.l,oao to leave "Boston anrt Join Chicago tor the IBIS season. Spalding accepted. Hulbert also signed Cal McVey. Ross Barnes and Jim White. Ihe rest of Boston's Big Four. Along with this fine nucleus r^r^,=^,.tf ^j^7^%rc the Eastern Clubs from 1870 to 1816 with perhaps .the exception of Boston, were making money In questionable ways. Travel I.Ike Prlnce-i "These clubs." continued the report, "travel from city io city like princes; sport diamonds; pay hundreds of dollars for board bill in a day; have champagne every time they sit down tn dinner, and carry rolls of bills as thick as your arm." • Western backers of Ihe National Association were disgruntled at conditions during this mustachioed era phis Chicks, » team that could be a dark horse, entertained Ihe Chattanooga Lookouts. Pfc.«,h'"•"";;.'i""' ,- Mobile played at Atlanta and New Elsewhere in Ihe league, the Mem- Orleans wu at Birmingham. 17th Player Arrested In College Cage 'Fix' . NEW YORK, April 13. CAP)-Diclc Feurtado, former Long island University basketball player, was to hare been arraigned today on bribery charts growing out of the college sport's biggest game-rising The 21-year-old Peurtado. > San- la Cruz, Calif., ga.! station attend- IK^I, jTniit-nsaerger, Willie »-•'»"-, i^ajji.. ga.s siauoti attend- Ramsdell. and Helm Wehmeier—in *" 1 - was lll e nth player or former the beSt nfl^ihlo l*r,r*^tttnn / nlavi.l-. rtrrncln^ In* ..II.. 11.- A . - . player arrested lor allegedly fixing games in Madison Square Garden. An 18th man, A former player, is being held as a material witness. I'eurlado voluntarily came here yesterday to talk with District Attorney Frank S. Hogan. Several hours later he was arrested. Hogan said Feurtado got M.OOO for helping lo fix Ihree LIU games in the 1319-1950 season nnd one game the previous season. l,iu lost all four contests. The LIU games—all played the Garden—were at ...... DurniDsne (55-64), North Carolina SUte '(5255), Cincinnati (63-S.5). and Syracuse (S2-80(. SOYBEANS RECLEANED Now is the lime lo have the weed and grass removed from your seed beans. Bring them to us for re-cleaning at your convenience! Henderson-Hoover Seed Co Hiwoy 61 So. Blythevill. Phone 2860 The changing years have ' <brought no sounder whiskey i ou may place, equal Irust in'evcry <Innk from every /„,,,„ from ^ I'ancl because it is still naturally mellowed and bottled by us j n { mine sour mash way. Di.slribuled hy MOON niSTRFFUJTING CO Ml lie Rock, Arlmnsas triTZIL-WJtttR OISTIUERY, I5T. LOUISVIUE, KENTUCKY 114? up his long sleeve. Me wrote (lie owners of the Cincinnnli, St. Louis nnd Louisville te.iim in Die west. to Fi conference in unfolded his plans mill the game out ion from Philadelphia for $2,000. The contract jumpers — It wn s illegal then lo sign with another :llib before the end of (lie season -were expelled from the Association. Hullicrt's I'l.ins inviting Ihem Louisville, lie •hich should of the disgrace been pulled by A few days the into which it hnd Eastern gamblers." Inter, Hulbcrt and Cliui-lcs A. Fowle of SI. Louis mel In that city and drew up the constitution nnd by-laws. Hulbcrt then wrote Hie Boston Philnclelphin, Ncr York anrt Hartford clubs, asking them to mcel him In Now York. Nol inHII (he meeting did the Eastern backers realize they were to sit down wllh Western club owners with Ihe idcn of forming the National League. "A storm then ensued," to quote a yellowed clipping. The Eastern clubs refused at first lo Jnln Ihe new league hut (hey finally surrendered when the Wcsl announced it would piny in the new circuit, even if only with four lea ins. Before Ihe meeting adjourned all eight teums—Chicago, SI. Ijouls Cincinnati, Louisville New York- Boston, Philadelphia 'and Hartford' -htul signed (he constitution and the National League was horn.' Al.HKltT SPAUJING) However, Hulbert had another ace - ^»w • • * • ^ <_J ^^ijx^ IM ONE EASV COAT DRAMEX MAKES WALLBOARD LOOK rr.'T?^"'"*!f LIKE LOVELY PLASTER / YESTERDAY THESE WALLS WERE UGLY, UNFINISHED VVALL80ARD ~~X. ,s. / Yanks May Win by Habit But Grayson Likes Tribe By IIAKKV OIIAVSON KKA S|>orU Killlor NKW YOKI<-(NKA)_\Vl.o <l'ya like in tht ponnmni races, who II bounce clown in front in the fall? If Din lied Sox can't make It with Scarborough. Wight and Boudrcau. there oiislit to be a saliva tost, or something, bill. (Ills observer has been nroimrl loo long to RO for an old saw. The nosox will manage to find a way. They always have. 'I'lic Yankees probably will win by force of Imblt, hut, this hanril- cappcr Is gelling away from the Bombers, too. rt's «ihiR to be a new deal all around, men, with the Indians and Cilanls winning exciting four-club what the cryslal ball . line 1; shows; AMKKICAN f'lrvrlauii Itovlun NW Yurk SI. l.nuls Cleveland will NATIONAL Neu York Hronklyn 1'hilailclpliia Boston Rt. I.ouls Clllclnnall Chicago rillsinirgh )e steadier under have led the In effectiveness AI , Indian pitchers Ancrlcan League the past two years. SllllllSUII \Vlll Help Willl Suilcn=e Simpson, who manufactured yj In the Pacific Cunsl I .entitle In left field, the Tribe shont.s at. the circuit's seasonal home run record of 182. Simlfy Is on hnnd to straighten out any trouble which mivy nrise In connection with the double play. The Ginnls were the best cltlb In baseball from mid-stream un last trip, Leo Dinochrr has convinced them Hint he Is doliiK smnethiiiR for them us well as himself. The blj> question is, "Will .Jim rienrn nnd Sal Magllc pick up where they left off?" The same query could he put about nny nf Iho contender, nnd you've got (n hde nlonn with tile New York side's momentum, not. daily with 77 games »t the. pol« Grounds with its Chines* foul HnM. With Art Houttcman tn olive dr»b (he Tigers start with a mlnut It. Joe DiMagglo Indicates th»t thli may be his last time out with th« Yankees, and first nnd third b»m are uncertain. Mickey Mantle may he marvelous, but even If the Army doesn't take him, the Joplin JoVUr lias to learn his way around. Th« pitching shortage could extend !>•yond Ihe ahscnt Whlley Ford, l'allc» Face* Armj II Erv P.illcn is called by (h« armed forces, Chuck Dressen may hurt his eyes looking for Brooklyn Ditching beyond Newcombe and lloe. There are the familiar storle* centering around left field and third base. 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