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MGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB/ (ARK.) COURIER NEWJ SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1951 Season; Fans Will See Few New Faces in Lineups B.v JOK RlitCJfl.KH NEW YOKK, April M. (AP)-Two tinnling fag racM were predicted today as major league baseball m-omwl to open its jubilee season Monday with a pair of game, fol lowed by » full slate of eight im ul}j , lra |.s on Tuesday •* Wtlh few exceptions, al'l 16 clubs are .(raining at the bit, eager and ready for (he opening gun. Ta a man. every manager feels his ic.im will improve over Us 1950 showinc with some optimistic souls opcnlne- ly talking pennant. The fans, ns anxious as (he participants to B et the season under way. will be treated to few new faces, but they will see some old familiar ones at strange positions wearing different uni- Baseball Briefs- BROOKLYN, April 14. (API- Many of the Brooklyn Dodgers, especially the pitchers, may not be ready for the season's opener, but Captain Pee Wee rtcese is all set and raring to go. The little colonel had a good day at the plate yesterday ns the Dodgers nipped the Wen- York Yankees, 1-«. Ree.se collected a three-run homer off Ed Lopat. He also hit tiro singles. Wilson Leads Giants NEW YORK, April 14. (API—Utility infielder Artie Wilson tops the New York Giants in the springtime batting average column. He has clouted grapefruit pitch- Ing for a lusty .433 average. He i-s followed by Ray Noble. 313. Monte Irvin ,300. and Whitcy Loekman ,345. On the pitching sMc, j^arry Jansen Is the only hurlcr to work nln Innings twice. The Ginnt.s meet Cleveland a the ;Polo Grounds today. havin< played a 6-6 tie with the Indian yesterday at Norfolk, Va. fn Pounded BALTIMORE, April 14. (AP) _ Gene Hearten may have Improved his chances last night of staying on the Washington Senator pltchin staff. He absorbed a stiff poundini hn a game with the Baltimon Orioles for five Innings, but set tied down and went on to win 14-7 The Orioles got a triple and two homers off Bearden before h found the pace. C/ioose Staley ST. IXMJTS, April 14. (Al 1 ) — OetmM Staley was to pitch for the Cardinal* and lllrk Starr for tht Browns In the tblrrl game nf 4ht *Hy baseball scries today. Manager Marty Marion says lie w4M lei Slalej- 50 nnlr three (o flf« tunings as he Is scheduled io |>*rf oi m with Tom Poholsky In Hi* Cirrllnal*' National League »p«i«r Tunrlar. Manajfer Each Taylor of the Amerlraa League Browns has named Net! Oarver as his opening game pitcher. Th'« Browns won Ihe firs( two fwmeg of the city series, player! at Hnastmv Tex., during spring tralnhlj. The final will he Sunday. Cuts Washed Out CHICAGO, April 14. (AP)—Cloudy skies, but no rain, was the forecast today for the first of. the White Sox-Cubs annual three-game elty series. Yesterday's scheduled opener was washed out by a downpour. Weather permitting, the two teams were scheduled to meet this afternoon at. Comiskey Park. Manager Paul Richards of the white Sox named Ken Holcombe as his starting pitcher for today's game, rrank Frlsch of the Cub.? said he would use five, probably in this order: Prank Hiller. Paul Minner, Johnny Schmiu, Warren Hacker and johnny Klippstein. Waitkus Injured and others forms. Washington, the nation's capital "'HI be the first to break awaj from the barrier in the American League. The Senators, under Manager Bncky Harris, will raise (he cur- lain with the New York Yankees President Truman j s expected to he on hand for the launching of the league's 51st campaign. Washington's nob Kuzava (9-10) and New Vorks Eddie Lopat (18-8) are ex- mpnts' '° 8Ct " 1C sUrting »s»lgn- In the lone National League contest Monday, (he Improved R P ds Fwell Bla-k'' 0 Pi "''*" r K h PIrnlos. pilch for the Reds. He will !« on ? poserl by Cliff Chambers (12-15) Ilcst Start Tuesday The remaining 12 clubs get mider way n,esdny with the Athletics meeting the Senators In a nl->ht contest, the first such opening "in the Amcncan League. The St. Louis Cards set the precedent In the National last year. /"^ c Yankees, out to win their third straight flag may be rnrccrt to start without Phil Rtauto their ace shortstop anrt the league's most valuable player of 1D50. Hto.uto, |"db- rjicci ny a torn muscle in his ri I t <Vrr',| l ' >S ,' rfS , ha Wl " !llay ' "'wevcr. Certain lo be lost for a while are Pitchers Allie Reynolds and J™ Page, sidelined by damaged flippers. ln°n,'lf r id'*" Whn "We" certain £,,, l l' h , e ?!!r" c ™ '""""o G'°'-W basemfln and slugglne first ^.™.iWa,tnropoofir" K Bo on [*<* So * «"rt I-'ike Easter of Cleve ind. Kell has n fractured finger >rppo a broken bone In hh rleht' w^lst and Easter a wrenched left Oddly enough, the Injuries Invoh-e "«t f "peeled to fight it The Red Sox. favorod to grab the ^Sr^n'r^'^ and Harry horough from Chicago Taylor from St. Paul. The Yankees may have -plckerl an the prize rookie of them nil in Mickey Mnntlc . The 19 . yc ^. 0 flash who already Is being com- Play Underway In Weafhervane Babe Zaharias Topj Field in Women's Golf Tournament DALLAS. April 14, M',—A small but star-studded field starts play this afternoon In the 114-hole worn- ens cross - country Weathervane Oolf Tournament. Defending champion Tiabe Did- •Ikson Kaharlas leads the way into he first of two 18-hole rounds that will .serve .is one-fourth of the s 000- mile links events. The Dallas 36 holes are being played over Ihe par 3fl-:(7—75 6 100- yard Lakcwood Country club course Ihe Dallas Irg O f the Weathervane closes tomorrow. The field will then move on lo California for '!« holes at Pebble Beach, to Indianapo- JI.! for 3d more and lo New York for the final .16. There Is $3,000 prize money in each tournament with ; S5.0CO praiul pri?.e for the womai lending the entire 144 holes. Thlrly-four will start play at noon fCSTi today with 14 of them professionals. Mrs. Zaharias, leading money- winner of the year with $3 07V Patty BcrK of Minneapolis, who Is second with S2/tO[). and Louise Sii"gs of Carrollton, Oa.. who Is fourth with SI,115. were rated the top contenders for the $7SO first money here. •" MajorJeagues-Mickey Mantle Rejoins Yankees *&£%? ^M fc/^ /"f StaZ^L' 1 ^ 1 ——"i —•— —rr~ r» \ / n • r*. * . Bombers Prize Rookie to the great hitters of pared Same lias been a sensation - this spring. A natural shortstop he is The youngster, ciirrenlly classified •1-r In the draft. Is expected lo open the season along with Gil MacDoucald. freshman third sack- Another likely looking Yankee youngster Is pitcher Tom Morgan Philadelphia. Brooklyn and N-MV York arc the National' League favorites tfi batlle their way to the world scries. All Ihree (cams have practically the same personnel that finished one-two-three last year The Giants have nlncketl n coimle of fine lookintr freshmen In in- fieldcr Arlle Wilson and catcher Ray Noble. Ciinls Have. Rookies The Indians. Yankees ami Oinnts arc not Ihe only club.'; blej.ved with good looking rookies. The Cards have one of the best In Tom Poholsky, a 22-yenr-nld pitcher. Also In the opening day lineup will be Steve Wlko at. first anrt Solly Hemus at short. The While Sox will start with freshmen flychasers Jim Bushy and Eddie McOhce. The Braves hope to flash Johnny LoR.nn their new shorlslop. Rorky Bridges mav open at third base for the Dodgers- Dee Poildy will be at first for (lie Cubs. AmonK the old faces at new positions will be Ralph KIner. the ma- lors' home run king. The Pittsburgh shiRKcr will attempt lo mnke a successful switch from the ont- fielri to first base. Another Branch Rickey project Is the tramforma- !lon of Pete Reiser from the outer lastures to a plncc behind the bat The Oinnts nre attempllng a no- lle experiment by converting pitcher Clint Ifarinnir into an oiitficlrlcr nw Cards have switched third base- Tommy Olaviano to center . field where he is expected lo open (he-season. Stephens, of course has been moved from short to third and Goodman, the jack of all trades. Is expected to settle down in the outfield for the Red Sox. Southern League's Opening Games Disappointers at Gate B 3' THR A ' ' THR ASSOCIATK!) I'ltFSS Mobile scored a 6-4 victory over* Klrby Higby—the pitcher champion Atlanta Is counting heaviest upon nirmlnglmm, which finished .scc- nd last season, opened 1051 with a 3-2 victory over New Orleans. Those two games attracted three- fifths of the opening night turnout Atlanta drew 8,378 fans and Birmingham 0,583. noth turnout,; were about half the expected.' An estimated 5,000 welcomed a 5-4 Memphis victory over Chaltn- nooga In Memphis, and 4,374 at Little Hock saw the Travelers. 11550 cellar team, romp off with Nashville 1-1. Memphis \vltis Allen Van Alslyne, ,1 rookie C en- terfielder with only 50 professional Barnes In his log book, hit a triple to bring home two Blrminglinm runs Van Atstyne's father. Clayton, was a star Baron pitcher in trie I020's Luke Appling—the shall of Chicago White Sox—managed his first Southern e ame and got off in a fast break. Luke's Memphis Chicks not only won but their victim wns Chattanooga, now under the direction of Jack Onslow. Jack managed Memphis In 1048. graduated to Chicago and was demoted. Little Rock's skinny sidcarmer Milo Johnson gave Nashville onlv four hits. Three Nnshville pitchers absorbed the Travelers' 15-htt assault. Bobo Hollonmi was the loser Wayne Bclardl. who sat and fret- led on the Brooklyn bench most of last year, hit two homers off Hlgbe Tile first put Mobile .ahead and the - J practically clinched the second game. The National Geographic Society ays the Red River delta in Indochina is one of the most densely populated ureas in the world. LaMotta Wants Sixth Crack at Sugar Ray 'Kiddie Night' Mat Card to Feature Bear Monday night will be "Kiddie NiKht" at tbe American Legion's wrestling matches in Memorial Auditorium and as a treat lor the young fp.nf;. Ginger, Lc.ster Welch's wrestling bear, will perform in the ring. Referee-Promoter Mike Meroney announced yesterday that nil children 10 years or age and younger will be admitted free to Monday niRhfs bouts. He said that the special "Kiddie Night" card was arranged on (he request of a youthful polio victim who is tilso a wrestlln" fan and who said he has never seen real live bear. Ginger, a 300-pound trained black bear, wilt meet a masked grappler who performs under the name of -+ NEW YORK. April .,. ,„ La. Motta wants more of Ray Robinson. So a sixth between these long-feuding for the middleweight title is works for June. There was doubt that La Motta badly beaten and stopped by Robinson hi the 13th round nt Chicago last February would insist 61: his rights to a re"urn match will. the "Purple Plash" in a one-hour tune limit, one-fall match. This m.itch will be one half of the double main event program with Lester Welch taking on Red Roberts In the other bout which will be a 80-mlnute time limit be> two of three falls affair. Ginger was raised from a cub b Welch who has trained her fo j—Jake Sugar match rivals in the Is Found 'Not Acceptable' For Service with Army By SK1PPKH PATRICK KANSAS CITY, April 14. (AP)—Modest Mickey Mantle, classified anew as 4-F in the draft, flew eaat today in liopes of playing HF for tho New York Yankees The 19-yciir-old Commerce, Okla.,+ ' ' > ->- ^ ^ mate! JakeLaMolla Not >»«'! yciicr- "1th ^ ""'^^gV'thro'uJh with the weight-making ordeil sUe' n fTM kee SUdl(lm 's the like!v s«e "f this sure-fire moner maker Robinson, planning to leave fnr tiirope April 25 for a May 17 ,,"„ with Claude Ritter said he is real" to meet Jake anytime * lad, who last Wednesday was found "not acceptable" for Army service by Tulsa medics, was caught "napping" at the airport here early this morning while awaiting a night to New York where he was to! loin the world r- champs later to- A day. His plane was v *^ ? scheduled to land \ f ~t In New York Cif, jf, \ ; al6:3la.m.(CST) K \ J.OSS of sleep i ^ couple of nighis at his home in Oklahoma and In transit back 10 Mickey Mantle New York bad Mltkcy in a sleepy 'Mood, but he chased the sand man to talk baseball. "1 feel thai I'm In good condition to play baseball and I'm going 10 do everything within my irower to stick with the Yankees," Manlle offered. "My left leg ge(s a little ncavy when I piny double headers but I bt'licve I'm ready to go." Has Ilunc Infection It was a bone infection of the left g that is believed to have led to :he 4-r classification of Mantle, although the draft board didn't disclose any facts. "ff I can't make it with the Yankees I'll be happy to play at Kansas City or any other place they want to send me." Mantle declared. He says the pressure of batting against major league hurlers is gradually wearing off. but that it still seems a bit unnatural to be slaying with and against "guys I've been reading about and admiring since I was a kid." Mantle was the star shortstop o. :he Independence, Kas., Yanks of he Class D Knnsas-Oklahoma-Mis- sourl League in 1849 and for the Joplin. Mo., Miners of the Class C Western Association last year. The powerfully built youngster :5-fcet 11-inches tall and 185 xmnds) has had his turn nt each of the three outfield spots with the Yankees this spring. He definitely ikes right field best and" goes as ar a-s. to say he would rather play he outfield than shortstop. Likes Right Kiel* "Since I've been shifted to ri»ht | field I believe, that's the easiest spot Mantle said, "of ....re plenty to learn there. Those 'straight at you SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Team Memphis Birmingham Mobile . Lidle Rock. . New Orleans Atlanta . Chattanooga Nashville W . 1 . 1 . I . 1 0 , 0 , 0 0 Pet. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 - .000 .000 .000 VESTI-RHAV'S RESULTS Southern Association Birmingham 3, New Orleans J Mobile 6, Atlanta 4 Memphis 5. Chattanooga < Little Rock 7. Nashville' 1 Exhibition Gamci Boston (A) 12. Boston <N> 8 Philadelphia (A) 7. Philadelphia Brooklyn (Nl 7, New York (A) « New York (N) e. Cleveland <A) « (Called end 9th) Washington (A) H, Baltimort ID 7 Other games cancelled rain jit TODAY'S GAMES ™ Southern Association (All Night names) Chattanooga at Memphis Mobile at Atlanta Nashville at Little Rock New Orleans nt Birmingham Lange Divides * Pair of Games With Sudbury his successor ..„ 180-pound champ Now it's definite When La Motta gave Robinson his. ..„ t-r.ick at the title ' on m February the! course. I still have two had a return! out the trouble I A.G. Spalding Was National League's First Plavei (Editor's Note-This Is the sen- .,. „-,, ,.„, _,...,.._ . - . . * (Editor's Note—This Is the second in a series of arliclcs on the history of the National I«asue) By FRANK ECK AP Newsfeatures Sp,,rts Editor NEW VORK—it's small wonder he first player signed to play In he National League was Albert Goodwill Spalding. Old A. O. won 1 Barnes as the Chicago White 'lockings won (he championship Vot only Hint but he played In all ^championship games and batted When William A. Hnibert sot thd dca to organize the National League he Oklahoma Aggies Trounce Porkers PHILADELPHIA. April 14. (AP) —The Philadelphia Phillies were more worried today about star first baseman. Eddie Waltkiu, than the possibility of losing the three-game city scrie.s to their American League rivals, the Athletic, 1 ;. Wailkus was hit on the rii:ht el-1 ST1LLWATER Okln ^nril u bow yesterday by a pitched ball as| (AP) The Oklahoma ' Regies scor-' the National League champions ed six runs in each of IheT first two were routed by the A'.s 7-2. H was! inning., tor a start wcl, Varied the same elbow waitkus injured; them to a 19-4 b.wb.ill win , er earlier In spring practice. X-rays University of ArkanI, here e. e?- he was still playing for Boston's Red Stockings. Spalding, In 103i) was appointed t n the Hall of Fame but Hulbcrt never mndc It. Sjialdliiff .v.is 25 iil«n lie juiiipcil to tbe new Iraglic 75 years ago. He was six-feel-iwn. wort a mustache ami wax ilcsrrlltcd an "Ui c tallest man on MIR nine." Spalding had triumphed in 58 game.s. winning 20 In n row, for Boston in 1875. He pilctml the fj r .,t shutout in Ihe Xnllon.il l.c.lyue. lieatiiis Louisville, .1-0. Two ilays laier lie beat (be same tram, 10-0. In lliose Thursday! »nrl Satur- "Spalding was effective." says an old newspaper account, because he kept a cool head and had a thorough knowledge of the batsmen." Spalding led Chicago to the championship by six games over second-place Hartford. The White Stockings complied ball "the mania of the age.** In that mustachioed, horsedrawn Irolley car era they had a rule abou lost baseballs. "Should a ball become lost durin a game." the rules read, "the llm !>ire shall, at the expiration of flv minutes, cnll for a new ball." "If A ball become out of shape or rut so a-s lo expose (lie yarn, o signed Spalding while I one J-iVclicr^^X' Vca'riiT ,,"ay- I " " will be taken today to determine the extent of the injury. Lemon to Start . NEW YORK, April 14. (AP) — Manager Al Lopez of Cleveland has made official what everyone already knew—that Bob Lemon will pltjch for the tribe in Tuesday's opener at Detroit. Early Wynn and Bob Feller, who close out the 11-game exhibition series with the GianU here today and (omorrow, are likely to follow I Lemon In the three-game scries In I Detroit. I day. Arkansas ,. 010 300 000- 4 6 J Okla A and M 662 001 13x—19 15 4 Kcarns. Carpenter (21 and Williams; LiiKly. Christopher <4i Fleshner (8) and Dcwhirst. BOSTON. April U. ,Al')-\Vi(h a 2-1 edge in Iloslon's five-same Inlra-elty series, the Red so* will attempt tn inrrcase their lead over Ihe FSravrs behind Ihe pilch- ing of Ray Sarliorough aiid Harrj I'robabl.r the most memorable otherwise so injured as lo be unfi frame for Chicago rhtrlnf tbal first i fl>r f:llr "so. tbe umpire, at Ibe re r.ltiipal.qn Ihrrc-rjnarlers of a rcn- "I"" 1 of rilliir c.ipt.iln, coulrl cat l"rv a S o was the nne played In l(,, s - ' - - Ion on Mffninrlal Hay. isifi. II marked the fir.st aptH-.ir.nncc in Boston or tbr Taylor today at the wigwam. The Tribesmen plan to counter wild a pair of their top arcs, righthander Jnlinny Sain, .tmilli- j pi paw Warren Spahn. in hopes of deadlocking Hie series for Its Siuula.1- uiiulnp ;,( p«. nirar r . lr |,. The llnslon loams divlitcd lliclr l«ci Flnrlila tilts and yesterday tbe Hnl Soy stnrmcd from lirlilncl fur a 12-8 victory, llmnks lo A pair of five-run tallies, tlie second of ulilch came In the ninth innings. Hi r Knur — Spalding. fal ^e\ry. li,iss llnrnes am! Jim 'wliilc — the Itoslon rmitnirl Jumpers umpers Spalding and his Chicaeo males Rave wnv and • field The llnslon Times called base- When laying cables under the I ocean, 10S miles of cable are laid, for every loft miles of distance to! be covered to give the nccessarv! slack. " i .., ca for a new hall—1ml only .it the em of ati Inning." The ball used 75 years apo varied and it wasn't made uniform unti 1818 when Spalding. seeing arlvan taccs for his sportful? Roods business, supplied the balls to the Na- ball ever since. (XRXT: CAT ANSON) SOYBEANS RECLEANED ' Henderson-Hoover Seed Co Hiway61So. Blyrh ey j|l e Phone 286o' SPEEDOMETER REPAIR SERVICE B« sure your speedometer works right. \V« give one-day service for .«ny kind of car or truck. Drive in today. T. I. SEAY Motor Co. Eqst Main Phone 2122 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA M WRESTLING Monday, April 16 8:00 p.m i • •- -- ^"^ Purple FLASH GINGER THE BEAR Adulfj SOc—Children 15e 1-Fall Match, one hour time limit For Reserved Scuts, Call 33S!) Lester Welch v*. Red Roberts 9ft Minnie Time T.imit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls wrestling performances she will wear a muzzle anrt specially-made mttens to prevent serious injury to ier opponent. I™ 6 «-"*UiiiB bear has thrilled hundreds of mat fans all over ».•. south with her amazing «re.si, n» feats. Definitely a heavyv,-e "M Ginger specializes in hugs and an occasional right cross. Manlle hasn't noticed "loo much difference" in major league pitching during spring training and the Western Association last season "except they throw more curves at you and the defense plays the bntter better." He hit .383 while hamnierin» out 2f> homers for Joplin. In 25 o ilmcs with the Yanks this spring Mantle clouted six home runs and posted a fancy .404 batting average Mickey says he plans to marry hometown sweetheart Merlyn Johnson of Commerce "nflcr" he sees what happens to him with the Yankees. "I'm not getting married until after the major league cutting down date in mid-June," Mantle "said Lange and Sudbury teams divided doubleheader In the Blytheville Ys Grade School Softball Leagu- action at Little Par* yesterday »«! crnoon. The Lange sixth graders sent i( runs home in the first inning and hen went on to thoroughly trounce the Sudbury nine 32-10 In Ihe first ame. Holt went all the way for the victors and yielded nine base blows Williams worked on Ihe mound for Sudbury and was tagged for » ta- tal of 33 base hits. In the fifth grade division, Sudbury got revenge' by edging out ngi- 12-11 In a thriller. A four-'fc run outburst in the fifth Innlni V icerl the game for Sudbury Bratcher was on the mound for the victors, yielding six hits. Fitzgerald went the distance for Lane* and gave up seven base blows Reds Pick Lineup INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 14 (AP)-Cincinnati, which opens th« season Monday against Pittsburgh finally ha.s gotten squared away u far as its starting lineup Is concerned. The biggest question—and th« one that Manager. Luke Sewtll wa» misting he couldn't say for sure— waswho would go In »t jhortetop. WANT -ADS SELL CTC. "Opportunity knocks day in the want adi." ev«ry Ads plac.ed bcfor. 9 a.m. w [|| appear All classified advertising payabl. in Q, BLYTHEVILIJB COURIER 'News

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