The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 23, 1951
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'PAGE EIGHT No Wonder Leo'Is Bitter, Dressen Stole the Show BLtTHEVTU.E, (ARK.) COURIER By JOE KKIC»I,KR Associated f'rt-ss Sporli WriU'r Vou couldn't blame Leo (The Li))} Durocher for talking to himself today The wonder is that the loquacious loader of the New York Giants has any speech left at all. To say that Durocher came off second best in the much ballyhoocd battle of wits with Charlie Dres.sen, his former first i e u t e n a n t at J Brooklyn, Is put- ing Jt mildly. The new Dodger allot outmaneu- vcrcd and out- jcneralpd Leo at >very turn over ;he weekend as the Brooks vanquish e d their natcd rivals three straight at the Polo Grounds. Durocher blow — and the most humiliating—came yesterday when the Dodgers snatched a thrilling victory from apparent certain defeat to whip the Giants 4-3, in 10 innings. The triumph left the Dodgers In first, place in the National League, a half-game in front of Pitisbui'gh and the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates defeated the Reds in Cincinnati. 7-5. and the Cubs tripped the Cards. 10-5. In St. Louis. Philadelphia's Phils salvaged the last of a three game scries with Boston, winning ail uphill 6-5 victory. Cleveland On Top Cleveland forged into the American League lead, sweeping a home double header from the St. Louis Browns, 10-3 and 4-3. The Indians now have won five of six to hold a half- game edge over Washington and the Chicago While Sox. Rain washed out the scheduled game between the Senators ,and New York Yankees but the While Sox edged the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, In Chicago.' Boston's HErt Sox pulled up a .500 ratine winning two games from the Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 and'7-4, at Fenway Park They now have won three and los't a s many. Yesterday's Giant defeat was more galling than (he setbacks of Friday and Saturday. Sal Maglie, the veteran righthander, needed only one more strike to record his first victory of the season. He had a 3-S count on Oil Hodges with two out nobody on base In the ninth and the Giants ahead, 3-2. Tlie third strike never came, instead, Hodges walked, moved to second on Roy Campanula's single and scored the tying run on another one-bagger by Pee Wee Reese. Carl Furillo'.s homer, his first hit In 19 times at bat. decided the.issue in the top of the 19th. i:\«ecraled Shin Here is how Dressen stole Ihc show from Durocher In Ihe department most revered by Leo, Hie sensational, Ihc extravagant, the spec- unpredictable, the In the seventh inning on Friday, with Brooklyn leading 7-3, Durocher sent Artie Wilson, a leflhanded hit- ler, to pinch hit. nressen Indicated tacular, the theatrical: disdain for the Lip's selection by shifting three of his infietders to the left side of second base, and pulling In his right lielrier. Purillo, to play second. lie left right field wide open, unprotected. The 30,000 wilnesscs could hardly believe it. All Wilson had to do was tap the ball to right, field and It probably would have been a home run. Right field In the Polo Grounds roams 450 feet to the bullpen, nut Wilson the southpaw, who is a notorious opjmslte field hitter, tapped meekly back t< the box and was an easy out. Wilson had played under Dressen in Oakland for two years. Durocher boiled Tlie'Sqiireze Was On On Saturday, Dresscn sent up two pinch hitters against Larry Jansen in the seventh and bolh walked, forcing In Ihe tying run. After the Dodgers routed Jansen in the eighth, Dressen stole a page out of Durochcr's book by ordering squeeze bunt that brought in another Brooklyn run. Dressen pulled the unexpected again yesterday, using Don New- cnrnbe In relief. The staffs ace, who whipped (he Giants In a nine- iimiiiK job Friday, hurled three hitless and runless innings to notch his second triumph in three days. Durocher ordered a batter purposely passed in the ninth hoping to get a pinch hitter for Newcombe. But Dressen crossed up his oltl sidekick again, allowing big Don to bat thus keeping him in the game. Number of Dubious Records Were Made 75 Years Ago By FRANK ECU AP Xcwsfcature Sports Editor NEW YORK-A number of reecords, many of them somewhat dubious, were made In the National League 75 years ago-and some ol them still stand. Louisville's first sacker. J. c. Carbine, made live errors in a game on April 2fl, 1876, stilt a record for first basemen. Eight others tied the mark be-* tween that time and 1301. Aniiy Leonard of Boston made nine muffs al second base, still A retort. On June 14 Dial first sea- Mi, J. Hallinnn. by profession a •hortslop will] Ihe. Mutual*, committed seven bobbles or wild throws . on July 29 of '76. Editor's Note—This is the last in a aeries of articles on the history of the National League. Pitcher Henry Dean—no, relation to Dizzy—suffered with Cincinnati's Red Stockings. He lost 16 straight games.':? Cummlnjs Set One On the brighter side. W. A. Cutn- mings, ' pilchlng for Hartford, came the first hurler to win two complete games the same day. That was on Sept. 9, 1876. The Little Red Book lists George Washington Bradley of St. Louis as the National League's first no-hit pitcher. He did it against Hartford. 2-0, July 15, opening year. But wait, almost every baseball book published says Joe Bordcn of Boston hurled a no-hitter against Cincinnati, winning 8-0 on May 23 Cage 'Fix' Probe Continues, Another LIU Player is Held NEW YORK, April 23. (/!•/—Authorities hinted strongly of new arrests in the widening basketball betting probe today while holding in $50,000 bail a former Long Island university star described as the biggest fixer of all. The 18th player or former player* to be arrested in connection with the scandal Is Jack Goldsmith, 31, a great set-shot star of Ihe 1040 and 1D47 LIU teams. He was arrested Saturday nnd charged with bribery. "He is responsible for the corruption of more basketball players than any other single person." Assistant District Attorney O'Connor said. Vincent A. G. However, he allowed two bases .... balls and the controversy' of that year was whether walks should be counted as walks nr hits Thcrp • *ere 20 errors in this game, 14 by' CO " rt tomorrow hapless Cincinnati. However, even with a no-hitler, O'Connor nmdc his statement to Magistrate William B. Pendergast yesterday in asking for an exceptionally high $100,000 bail. "We have real concern for the safety of this man if he were allowed to go free on bail." O'Connor said. "The people associated with , doubtful as ft was. Bonlcii was considered the o.lginal "flash in Hie pan." Following his no-liiller lie won 13 a«d lost 11 hul was of little use after developing a sore arm. lie filled In as a Boston sroumlki-cpcr and years l.ilcr bobbed up In Philadelphia slitrhlng baseballs. He met nis death in Hip Johnstown, Pa flood, May 31. 1RS9. Fee Assessed To become a National League member the first year It was necessary for each team to post a MOO charter fee. Each city also was to have "at least 75.000 inhabitants." The championship season was originally scheduled to run from March 15 to Nov. 15. However actual play began on April 22. 1876 and ended on Oct. 5 with A G Spalding blankine St. Louis f nr i Chicago, and Harlford beating' Louisville. 11-2. : him know what he can give us." Hearing Toiunrrnw A hearing Is scheduled in Iclcmy t tomorrow. The former LIU player is specifically accused of offering four LIU performers 33,500 to fix the game between LIU. and Duquesne 'university at Madison Square Garden Jan. I, 1043. O'Connor said Goldsmith offered $1.000 each to Edward Garel, Nathan Milter and Louis Llpman and S500 to Richard Fllertado (o arrange the point spread of that particular game Dumiesne won. 64-55. After the game, according to the assistant DA. Goldsmith gave the players a substantial amount of the promised cash but a few days later suggested the players re-invest the money in another game to be likewise fixed. O'Connor said there was never a "next game" and the players dicl- n t receive any money until ten months lalcr when Goldsmith cave Lipman Sl.OOO to pass around State Track Meet Time Is Changed LITTLE ROCK. April 23 c,pj— The Arkansas high school track and field meet May 4 and 5. ha.s been proper lighting may not be available at Litile Hock Hiph School starlum The Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference, changed the itme of its May 2 meet for the some reason It also is slated for the Liulf R (X :k High stadium. Barclay May Get Offer for Texas Ag Job COLLEGE STATION, Tex., April 23.-.f.AP.i—George Barclay, coach of Washington and Lee, says he hasn't been asked to become head coach of Texas A. and M. But he certainly will give "careful consideration" to any offer. Barclay was rated the hottest prospect for the job. replacing Harry Stitclcr, in speculation over the week-end. He visited the A. and M. campus two days last week. Carl Suavely, coach of North Carolina; Jim Tatum, coach of Maryland and congressman Olin Tca"ue reportedly had strongly recommended Barclay. Omar and Moody On Legion Card Prince Omar, the Persian baa boy, and Jack Moody are scheduled lo learn tonight against Johnnie Marr and Roy Welch In' the tng match feature of the American legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. bouts Marr Two one-fall preliminary are also on the card with meeting Moody and Omar meeting Welch. first, bout Is scheduled for Rend Courier Mews Classified Arts. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA u—1_,. i -r -,-> „ _!r^ ^™ • • » ^^^ Monday, April 23 8:00 p.m. Adults 50c—Children 15e TAG MATCH JOHNNIE MARR & ROY WELCH vs. PRINCE OMAR & JACK MOODY For Reserved Seals. Call 338!) Also 2 1-Fall 30 Minute Matches Marr vs. Moody Welch vs. Prince Omar Sports Roundup • UGH Ftll.l.ERTON, JR. NEW YORK, April 2.3. (AP> _ One ol the big event* 24 years ago, when this writer was Just breaking In, was the first 14-foot pole vault by Sabln Carr. . . About that time track fans were speculating on the 4:10 mile, which Paavo Nnrml liad narrowly mteed . . . Within a couple of years any sood vaulter could beat 14 feet and in 1910 Dutch Warmerdam showed them how to KO over 15. . . Last Saturday Nebraska's Don Coojier vaulted 15',4 and Illinois'* Don Lnz went 15-171. . . . flcv. Dob Richards topped the 15-foot mark during the winter, so It looks as if the ceiling is rls- In;* a^ain. , . The milers, of, .stopped with Guilder Hacks'* 4:01.4 in 1945 nnd there's nobody threatening now. . . Oldest records in the lx>ok now are Jesse Owens' marks for 220 yards, 200 meters and the broad Jump, all set in IM5. Isn't- it about time for someone to show they can be beaten? limps on the Jump It WAS In a batl game In Ariw>n3 between the Williams Air Force Kase Jot Pilols anil Ihr Nnrtli- rrn AFB Rackets from California Ibis sjirins. . . A Williams runner. Ir.vinc for Die lying run, slirl toward (he plate. The catcher inn[!<• a utah ulth Ihr ball. The umpire said nnthlng. . . Thr runner already bad jninprf his mati-s on Ihe bench when somoonp ask- fil the nmp: "Well?" , . . "He wasn't out," the arbiter explained, "because the .cafrhrr didn't tae blm. He wasn't safe, eilher, because be didn't touch the plate. Gotta rnmplcEi* the play ,ir we'll be here all nlRbt." The Jet 1'ilnts rushed toward the plate en- massr. flouring- Hie catcher might be confii"Wfi and lap the wronp man, and the Rockets, thinking the umpire was beinfc- attacked, rushed nut rrady for combat. . . somehow- they pot Ihe whole thing settled without damage. NATIONAL LEAK UK W L Brooklyn . 4 1 Pittsburgh 3 i Chicago 3 i Boston 4 3 Philadelphia 2 3 SI. iicuis 1 2 New York . .. 2 Cincinnati . i Monday Matlne* The official Encyclopedia of Baseball (published today) will be presented to every minor league j Cleveland manager next Sunday a.s part o f | Washington the golden Jubilee doings. . . Ky Chicago Turkin and 3. C. Thompson have Ncw Vork compiled the gosh-durndest book you ever saw. including such terms Detroit . REPLACEMENT—Tom Mor- Ran turned in 10 consecutive scoreless innings as evidence (hat Ihe Ynnkecs had a replacement for Whitey Ford, now in the Army. The 20-year-old Morgan won 17 games for Binshnm- ton of the Class A Eastern League last season. (NEA) IV I. .800 [Wl ' Travelers Back in SA Lead After Split with New Orleans By Tlw Associate)! Pre» ' S resur|fent Travele « *™ enjoying the reeling of leading th« Souther. British. Miler to Run In Ben Franklin Race NEW YORK, April 23. (If,— Don Gehrmann and Fred Wilt probably have figured the mile is their own personal property, will to keep an anxious eye on a third party Saturday In Philadelphia. Little Association. They dropped out of the spot they* hart held since the season began by dropping a 1-0 decision to New Orleans Saturday nteht. But. not Ilk- ing the atmosphere of second place, they shot back in front yesterday by splitting' a double header with the pelicans. Birmingham, which had taken first place Siturd"" nk'ht, lost to Nashville, 8-2, In (he first game of a twin bill. The second game was NEW YORK, April 23. (if,— Don Gehrmann and Fred Wilt whe "no^d^-faf^iiv:''!:,,^. 500 " ~ J ^ aVe .^ red . the m »? ".'"^ own persona, property, will At New Orleans, (he Travs took the opener, 6-1, and forced the Pels Into extra innings before bowing. 5-4. in the second game. Lefthander Frank Thomas won it for New Orleans with a homer in the seventh. Lefthander Ed March pitched his second victory without defeat for Little Rock in the first tilt H:\rrrtl Wins Sunday's tames gave the Travelers ami Hit pels a split of their four-lilt series. Red Barrett, Niishville'.s foxv veteran, spaced well the ten hits he n Hawed Birmingham In the opener. The Vols slammed out 13 hits, including homers by Bama nay and Jack Harshman. Harshman also hit fnr the circuit in the shortened nightcap to gain a tie for the Vols. It" was his fourth homer of the year. Atlanta whipped Chattanooga. 54 and 2-0, to plunge the Lookouts lino the cellar. ' Joe Rcarrton, a novice righthander from, the Class B Inter-State Lca- ;uc. pitched a one-hitter for the .400 .333 ,2!15 .250 AMERICAN LEAGUE a.s Walt Whitman's reporting baseball for the Brooklyn Eagle ami Arthur Mann's celebrated ditty "Pe- orla." . . ..Doak Walker of SMU ami the Detroit Lions has added selling automobiles to his various business activities. His first customer was his former teammate. Kyle Role. . . Nan-Is Strickland, a teacher-trainee with the C _.. baseball clubs, has been made eli gible for the Georgia Teachers College ball team. The "emereency" ruling was passed after the teachers has lest, three games and seven players because o[ scholarhip and I injuries. . Philadelphia st - I<"»is . . W 5 . 4 .. t . 3 3 1 1 . .. 1 '50 crackers in the seven-inning second f50: Bailie. Mobile, which fell into the cellar with five straight losses k> Atlanta and Little Rock, has bounced to a fourth-place tie with Memphis by taking four straight from the Chicks. The Bears battered Memphis.'G-5 nnd 5-0. Sunday. Reliefer Lube Dean of Alma. Ark., .833 ?ot credit for Mobile's victory in .800 i the opened alter starter John Hall .800 i was dcrrickeri for a pinch-hitter .600 'during the Bears' four-run fourth .500 [inning. Veteran Pete Wojey blanked .200; Memphis with two hits in'the iilght- '••" called after five innings bv .107 , darkness, SOUTH KKN" ASSOCIATION I ' :ltlc Rock • Birmingham Atlanta . .. Memphis Mol> " e who forpierly played Mobile lordele nnrt Macon. Ga.. New Orleans . ... Nashville Chatt"nooga VKSTRRHAV'S PENULTS National League Philadelphia 6. Boston 5 Pittsburgh 7. Cincinnati o ond game rain) I'of. .727 .714 .667 .500 .530 .333 .333 Squarr Gu.y In Sqliari- Hnle In Ihr. Xorih anrl South Ama- Ifllr coif final at Pinehnrsl. Billy .Ine ration concerted a putt In Hnhif Manlpy, who eventiiatl.v hrat him. . . Then they learnrd that a penally whtrli Manlcy hart railed on hlmsrlf shouldn't harr born (alien. . . Tallon just nndclcil toward a refreshment hut and satil: ''Yon hny me a coke, anil we'll call Ihe hnlt square." . . . As a sportsman, we'd say Billy Joe lakes the rake as well as the coke. Brooklyn 4. New York 3 (10 innings) Chicago 10. St. Louis 5 American League Boston 6-7. Philadelphia 5-4 fsec- ond game 5':- innings, curfew) Chicago 3. Detroit 2 Cleveland 10-4. St. Louis 3-3 New York at Washington rain Southern Association Atlanta 5-2, ChaUanpoga 4-0 Mobile 6-5, Memphis 5-0 Nashville 8-1, Birmingham 2-1 (second game 5 innings. darfcne,ss> Little Rock 6-4, New Orleans 4-5 Pro Enqles Sign Hcrold Waggoner LITTLE ROCK. April 23 IIP,— Harold Waggoner, {he former Little Rock Junior College football -star, will display hi s talents In the livery of the professional Philadelphia Eagles next fall. Waggoner, back who led Little Rock to a perfeci, season and the Little Roje.Bowl championship in 1940 ami topped Southwest Conference ground-gainers at Tulane last fall, was claimed by the Eagles in Die last pro football draft. However, he had withheld a decision on joining this year penciing a ruling on whether he could play another season at Tulane. The conference recently said his eligibility had expired. Victoria Falls In Africa Is a mile wide. I TODAY'S OAMKS National League Boston at. Brooklyn * New York at Philadelphia (night) Cincinnati at SI. Louis (night) Pittsburgh at Chicago American League Philadelphia at New York St. Louis at Detroit. (Only games scheduled) Southern -Association fAll night games) Birmingham at Atlanta Mobile at New Orleans (Only games scheduled) • "My drink is smooth, sociable /~1 "• -• m m. m. Sclienley!" says Cesar Romero Tin sure you'll like it, Loo!" Joiw TRF Soc Sr.nrM.rv Join the. famous ?1,ir? who enjoy the lirjl of everything . . . irrn MVe RoScrl Preston, Clmiflr R »in.«, Herbert Marshall, who choo«c Sclienley became Ibev know il's finer. BEST BUT! J.47 J82 11/5 (}t. t r • BIENDED WHISKEY u j>!. is\; GSA1N NEUTRAl SPI8JU. SChtNliY D1ST., I^C.,N.Y. Cj Babe Zaharias, Patty Berg Tie For Open Lead RICHMOND. Calif., April 23 Iff) —Tournament favorite Babe Didrikson Zaharias and tiny Louise Suggs, tied at 149, paced a fine field of professionals and amateurs today us the final round of the 54- hole S3.000 women's open golf tournament got underway. They held a five-stroke lead over the field. Mrs. Zaharias, the ball walloping star who always is the one to beat, pulled into a first place tie at the end of 3(i holes yesterday with a solid tivrj-umicr-par 73. Miss Suggs, 115 iMiimls of golf- ill'; dynamite from Carrolton, Oa.. coupled 35-39 for a 74 after leading the first round with 75. Five strokes behind the co-leaders R.S the last round got underway were Marlene Bauer, 18-year old An angular, bushy-haired Englishman, Roger Bannister, has crossed the ocean to see if America's premier milers are as good as he's been reading in the papers. He'll face them in the famous Benjamin Franklin mile, closing <iay feature of the two-day Penn Relays. The 22-year old Oxford medical student, rated tile British Empire's best mile prospect since Jack I/ive- lock, arrived by air yesterday Bannister had a 4:09 clocking, his best, in the Canterbury Centennial games in New Zealand last December. He did 4:11.1 and 4.11.9 while •islting with the Oxford-Cambridge squad here in 1949. But British supporters believe he is showing even more zip at the present time. Wilt is rcfemling champion in the Ben Franklin mile, which he won last year in 4.14.6. The 30-year old G-man warmed up for the occasion by beating his old nemesis, Gehr- liaiin, in ' the Kansas Relays at Lawrence Saturday in 4.1G.8. The Pat O'Sullivan Begins Defense Of Golf Crown PINEHORST. N.C.. April 23 UP,— Pat O'Sullivan. the long-hitting track was wet. Connecticut miss winters at nearby Midpines. put her North and South women's golf title on the line today ns the qualifying round of the 49th annual tournament got under way on the No 2 championship course of the Pinehurst Country Club. The par 72 layout measures 6000 yards for the ladies. About 100 players were expected t seek the 32 match play places, w 10 first round matches slalcd lu . niorrow,' Eighteen hole rounds daily will culminate with the finals Saturday morning. AIC May Change Tryout Ruling LtTTLE ROCK, April 33 Iff,— A plan proposing limited tryouts for high school athletes will be submitted to the Arkansas Inter-Collegiate Conference meeting May 12. A conference committee Saturday proposed lo permit tryouts as long a.s (i) they do not consist of any contract work, and (21 are limited to Saturdays. The Ate bans tryouts. People who have had cataracts removed from their eyes can se« ultraviolet light which cannot b» seen by those with ordinary vision. from Midland, Tex., and veteran Patty Berg, from Minneapolis. They had 30-hole totals of 134 Barbara Ransom of Stockton, leading amateur in the field and pro Marilynn Smith of Wichita,* Kas., were deadlocked at 156, "' ~ ,*v. * /* ; Want Better Heating Results from T our KK or. hot-water system? Come in and see the n Delco-Hcat Oil-filed Boilal CITY ELECTRIC CO. "At Your Service" rizeil Reprxentalit't GENERAL MOTORS OELCO-HEAf Due to Public Demand We Are Now Offering DAY and NIGHT Television Service For Daytime Service, Phone 2642 For Night Service, Phone 4851 W* Service All Makes and Modtltl FRED CALLIHAN Ph one Radio Service 110 So. 2642 Your Molorolt «nrf Admiral Defter 1 St St.

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