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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 8,1*51 Hot American League Race Begins to Tell on Pitchers, New .York Cleveland . Boston . Chicago . Detroit . Washington Philadelphia St. Louis . AMERICAN LEAGUE to 1. Pel. .. 60 36 .825 59 58 55 . « 44 , 39 . 31 .602 .598 .550 .463 .449 .390 .333 Brooklyn . New York . Philadelphia St. Lollfs . Boston . Cincinnati . Chicago . . Pittsburgh NATIONAL I.EAGIIE W L Pel. .83 33 .51 45 .656 .-55!) 49 46 46 45 . 40 . 40 .495 .484 .484 ,469 .435 .412 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. G.B 64 44 .593 R4 -16 J.B2 1 Litde Rock .Birmingham Memphis . Mobile . . Nashville . Atlanta . . Chattanooga Ne» T Orleans 51 53 58 53 65 66 .541 .523 .477 .473 .409 .405 12 13 20 20', Reynolds, Lemon, Wynn Cuffed Hard by Opposition By .TACK HANI) (Ajsorlalert Press Sporln Writer) Pit\ r the poor pitchers, caught in tlie stoaminff heat ind douMelieadfr jam oC the straining four-club American .eague race. Even the liest are crumbling under the strain. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National 1-eaRiir Chicago 3-0. New York 2-3 CindnnMi 1. Philadelphia 0 PitUsburgti IS. Brooklyn 9 Boston 2, St. I«uis I American I.fiasue Detroit 9-6. New York 8-10 Boston' if St, l/>uis 1 Cleveland 8-3. Washington «•« Chicago t, Philadelphia 3 Southern Association Birmingham 10-0. Lll.tle Rock 1-8 AtlanU 12-3. Memphis 1-10 Mobile 1 Chattanooga 3 NtshvUle 1«. New Orleans 10 . - TODAY'S GAMES National League Brooklyn at Pittsburgh PhUidtipliia at Cincinnati New York at Chicago Boston at St. lam.-, night American l.racue Detroit at New York Cleveland, at Washington night St. Louis at Boston (2) Chicago at Philadelphia nl|ht Sonthent Auoclation Night Games AtlanU at Memphis Mobile at Chattanooga 4 Birmingham at Little-Rock (*> New CWearu at. Nashvlll« Allie Reynolds, iio-htl ai:e of Hie 'ankce.s surge, lasted only one in- ling yesterday agaln.sL Detroit as ;ew York lost a 9-fi first game, 'hings were so (oiiRh lhat Casey Stengel brought him back to rescue roin Morgan and save the Yanks' wo-eanie lead with a 10-6 edge in .he second. Cleveland's Bob Lemon ^as boinb- 'd in the sixth at Washington where overworked Mike Garcia, a 13-ganie vinner, had lo help save an 8-0 rst panic. Early Wynn failed to last \ (he second game, fnding for a linch hitter in Washington's 4-3 victory. Only one Boston Reel .Sox pitcher has gone the roule in the last, seven games with the club home at Fen- Park where It Is supposed u> [ homer be invincible. Instead of gaining j ground, the Sox have dropped two! and a half behind the Yanks. Ellis Kinder made his fifth appearance in a week yesterday after Willard Nixon pulled a tendon In his thigh sliding into a base. Nixon, incofisi.sletit all season with only two complete games, was pitching two-hit hall (or seven Innings when hurt. Walt Masterson and Kinder nailed down his 5-1 edge over St. l/iuls. For a change Chicago got a full nine-Inning Job as Billy pierce whipped Philadelphia, 4-3, ro remain seven games off the pace. But White Sox pitchers have be«n showing tho strain during the eastern swing, Howie Jucison And Joe Dobson, particular. Kincr, Horl£p<i Homer Brooklyn's pitching also hud rough time at IJitwburgh whore the "Crates knocked out Ralph Branca and roughed up laser Clyde King to win 12-9, .Ralph Kiner hit his 27th homer for Ihe Bncs and Gil Hodges No. 31 for Brooklyn tn the loosely played struggle. The loss cut the Brooks' lead to nine games because New York i/plil a pair with Chicago, losing s'-2 to 0^! MeLish and winning 2-0 01 rookie Al Corwin's seven-hit «fhul out lor his first big league victory. Despite a l-Q blanking at the hands of Chinnati's Kenny RaTfens- berger. the Phillies held tight to' third place because St. Louis 1o*t. Boston. 2-J. dropping Into a fourth- place lie. with the Braves. Warrer Snshn won his 12th on a five-hiUor Snm Jelhroc sped home from first on an Jnlicld out and wild throw by Stan Musial lo win'the game it the w.vcrUh., nuUKying 6-2/3 liming: o[ hit less rcliel pitching by A BrnzJo. OeorRe Kell, who had a five-hi day, slashed a single in the *lghth inning to beat the Yankee* in th first game at the slariimn. Kell' hit W.TS off Spec fihea hut Jack Kra nier wrs the loser, Two homers b Gene Woodling and one by Yogi B;*r ra went to waste. Hank Bauer drov in three runs and Joe DiMaggio tw in ihe second game victory. Eve Morgan hit. his first major lea&u but he needed help Iron Reynolds to slave off a late (area hat included Joe Ginsberg's three run homer. Cleveland came up with three i ,he ninth to win the first game at. Washington but succumbed to Jiilin- Moreno's seven-hit pitching in the second half of the twilight-nipht double, Luke Easter and M Rosen homered for the (rlbe during the night. AVilUams unrt Stephens, Too Tcrt Williams and Vern Stephea*: slugged successive Mrst-innlnK homers for all the runs the Red Sox needed to n,iimb the Brownies. Nelson Fox's ninth-inning double Major League . Leaders »j The Associated Pre» AMERICAN LEAGUE Bitting (based -on 3W times bat)—Minoso, Chicago. .J44; Kell Detroit, .339. Rims—Minc*o. Chicngo, M; Williams, Boston, 80. Runs batted in—Williams, Bos ton. 91; Zernlal. Philadelphia and Robimon, Chicago, "82. Hits—DiMaggio, Boston, 130; Fox, Chicago ann Kell, Detroit, 152. Doubles—Keren, Washington, 11; DlMaggio, Boston, 25. Triple*—Minoso. Chicago. 13; Fox, Chicago and Coan, Washington. 8. Home runs — Zernial, Philadel- Sports Roundup Bj • UGH Ft'LLEKfON, JE ALWAYS IN TUNE—Valerie Ball failed in her objective of break• in^ the Itl-vear-old women s I'ecord foi 1 440 yards in ihe London Allilolic Club meet at While City Stadium, hul v,-on in the fast time of 53.8 seconds! Tho mark is ."55,3. Mi5s Ball studies the violin and piano at the Royal College of Music. IN£A) scoring Pierce was the winning blow Jo: the White Sox ftt Philadelphia. Brooklyn came at the Pirates, scoring two runs and loading the basM when Cat Abrams struck out to end it. Nine pitchers were used, five Pirates and four Dodgers. Larry Jansen was beaten by the Louis Decisions Brion In Furious 10-Round Bout SAN FRANCISCO, Ail?. 2. M»i--Old Joe Lotli«. docisive winner over Cesar Brlon o( the Argentine in a furious 10-round baltl« las', night, expressed keen di5ap|H>imment-today over circumstances which may keep him from a title figh^for possibly a year. The former champion. Informed He landed an occasional uhocker by the Associated Press, of the and his punches carried more »u- By TEJ> MEfER (For liuch Pullerton, Jr.) NEW YORK, Aug. 'i. (*') — Joe Louis chalked up another victory I m beating Cesar Brion last night, j 50 don't be Mirprtsed il the Brown' Bomber und Ezzard Charles light Sept. 36 in the Polo Grounds as planned originally. . . . The Charles camp is considermg the match now that Jersey Joe Walcott ha,s de- ciaed w poMpone his lirst title defense unui next year. . . . Final de- ctslcn probably will be up to Chai-ies, who is very much dLscour- ag«d by Watcoifs delaying taciic5. . . . Mayix Ez Will want lo take a Law mtmVna off or maybe he'll want to cash ii* on the Louis boul, a good munf-y touch even though it svouicl b* cnly two weeks after the return Sugar Ray Robinson-Randy Turpin niiodieweighi ILtle show, Will U'Kliers Get Overconfident?. The Brooiilyn Dodgers certainly sfiem a shoo-In for the NatLona 1-ea^ue pennant, but thf Brooics better no'- get overconfident. . , There ha\e been many • National Le: ;iue team.s in the past which appeared certain winners, only to blow the pennant in September, Back in ifl42 the Dodgers had a 10- same lead a-s late as, but lost . . And the Chicago Cub? of 1935 came from tar back with 21 straight victories in September to stiaich the Hag. . . , Now tha manager Eddie Sawyer has "laid down the law" to the Phillies, may ihe 1950 champs will duplicati ihft leal ol the '35 Cubs. Brazle Hurls Well But Cards Lose 2-1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southpaw Al Brazle did some mighty fine relief pitching last night but it didn't keep the St. Louis Cardinals from dropping another to the Boston Bravus. The flia\es took Ihe game 2-1, at St. Louli and moved into a fourth- place lie \viih Ihe Cardinals in the ncnnanl r»ce. The two clubs are uie game back of third place Philadelphia ai.d only a game and one- half In fronl of the sixth-place Cincinnati Reds. Bra*le relieved Gerald Staley in the third inning with one Boston run scions Ihe plate, two men on ase anJ only one out. Bi^zle turn- d in a masterful job. pitching hit- ess baseball the rest, of the way, x md two-thirds innings. The only run o!( him was tin arned. Sam Jethroe scored In the everith on i throwing error by Stan Mujsial Run Walked In L*fty Warren Spahn gave the Cards their only run when he walk- agreement between title holder Joe The Cardinals were edged out by zewskt's double. the eighth when Manager ,Leo Du- rochcr Insisted that Sat Yvars bat out of turn. He fanned anyhow, but the Cubs were ready to protest to the. umpires if he got on base. Later Diirocher admitted he svas wrong. Corwin retired 15 men In order until Frank Baumholu beat out » bunt. Only three runners reached second base on the Ottawa grad Cinr.y'x run off Russ Meyer of the Phils came in the sixth on Johnny Wyrostek's single and Ted Kills- Travelers Hold Lead By Splitting Twin Bill By THE ASSOCIATED-PRESS Little Rock's grogsy but game Traveler* and Ihe menacing B&ront of Birmingham square o(f lonlRht tn their third successive doubleheader with Ihe Southern Association lead still at slake. The Travs rlung to Iheir slender. | Chickasaws 12-1, In the firsl a;ul one-game lead by bouncing Ihe icing blasted, 10-3. In the ntRrtt- Barons. 8-0, In the second game last night behind the dazzling ! three-hit pitching of lefty Bob ICruze, Birmingham look the bob- laileil opener. 10-1. with ,11m Wallace spacing five Peb safeties. Birmingham ruined Ihe debut nf Bill Connelly, Little Rnck right- hander, in the first game. Thp Barons belted the former Toledo hml<n' Walcott and Ezzard Charles to post- I pone their championship rematch Cubs in the Giants' first game at l until next yrir Chicago, mnrred by » 'rhubarb In en U P n °P e °' regaining the crown. "As long as Walcott or ChMrles has got It, we still havt hope," he said. Louis and Marshall Miles, his manager, will confer with Jim Norris. president of the International Boxing Club In New York tomorrow. The ex-champ flies to Chicago today to visit his children then to New York. A crowd of approximately 12.000 paid $66,525 to see Louis batter the game South American all over the ring in the closing rounds. Brlon Stood Pnnlfthment Brion stood up under punishment that would have flattened many a fighter. He was groggy from the seventh through the tenth. His face wa* puffed and blood flowed from' cut« on the side of each eye. It was Louis' second 10-round win over Brlon. This one wan far more decisive than their melee in Chicago last November. The 24-year-old gamester from the Argentine carried the battle to ' Louis from the opening bell -nd was ahead for five rounds. He crowded his 31-year-old rival, scoring with left Jabs and flurries of body blows lo hold his narrow margin for the first half o( the bout. Louis, slow-footed but still packing much of the wallop lhat enabled him lo rule the heavyweight ranks for 11 years, took pol. shols al his younger opponent in the earl> rounds. thorlty than Brion'a. In the seventh round. Louis JIOI.IP iciiiixu.i>, caught up with hi! mm. He bat- id he. had not giv-j tered Brion with lefts and rights to ' the head and drove In body Wows that had the latter groggy. ed Musial with the bases loaded In he seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox squared ,lieir serict- with the - St. Lout* Browns 4t one game apiece by taking » 5-1 decision at Boston last light. Thu victory enabled the Red Sox to cut a half game off the New York Yankees' lead. The Yan'is divided a twin bill with Detroit. WillarJ Nixon yielded two at the Browns' tliree hits. He went seven Innings ;or his seventh victory against two defeats. He was forced out when he pulled a tendon in his back in the seventh inning, The Brov/ns were able to get only tour men on bases. The Rtn Sox were helped with home- runs by Ted Williams and Vern Stephens. Bay Window All-Stars to Face First Opposition Tomorrow The Bay Window League all-star team gets its taste of competition tomorrow afternoon when it meets a hand-picked team of other league players not chosen on the honor squad. phia. 23; Williams. Boston. 32. Stolen bases—Busby, Chicago, 10; Minoso, Chicago. 17. Pitching (based on five decisions) _ Morgan, New York, 7-1, .875; Feller. Cleveland. 16-4, .800. Strikeouts — Raschl. New York, 106; McDermott, Boston. 102. NATIONAL I.KAOUF. Batting—Miuial. St. Louis. .312; Robinson Brooklyn. .3*0. Runs—Hedges, Brooklyn. 87; Kl- ner. Pittsburgh. 82. Runs bailed in—Irvin. New York, for 11 hit.s and stunned him wit five runs in the .seventh, IXt- hander Wallace was never in fron- 'ble in rinsing up Ms llth victory Little Rock took charge In the -second game, breaking a scot I deadlock in ihe four'h with a tl | run burst. The front-runners clip- i ped Ralph Brirkjier and Ro^cr Kic\ Kins [or 13 hits, including home j rims by Ralph Atkins and Hal Simpson, to snap a five-game los- i ing streak that began in Mempnis ; Sunday. ap. Nashville, ouUlugged New Or- eans, 16-10. and Mobile edged the Chattanooga Lookouts, 3-2. Luxora Beaten In State Meet Hebcr Springs Knock* Tigers Out of Finals MORRH.TON, Ark,. Aug. r (AP —Boonevlile and He her Sprlnfcs rlush tonight for Ibe Ark?.r.y\s srmi- prn hnsohall championship. Thr, winner will rnptfsenl- the sfalr at, the National semi-pro lour- ney In Wichita, Kas. RonneviUe is uncictpalcrf. Heber Spring lost on* cierlsion to Boone- vlllc in the double oliminatinn mr^l. Hcbcr Springs, behind the fovir- hit pitchin? ol L«lrind Myers, riowti- erf Lnxora. 10 lo 2, last night to aaln the finals. Juveniles Tip Bankers 3-2 Money Changer* Get Forfeit from Painter* The Money Changers of JMrmern' i Ban'< got a 7-0 forfeit w in from the I Painters yeslerdny hilt, then lost to Ihe Juvenile* 3-5 in making up a postponed game In Commercial League action at Maloney" Park. However .the win «nd loss didn't alter the Commercial League standings much. The Banker* were credited with Ihe victory over the Painters but their loss to Juvenile.- already had been recorded M the ?ame had been declared a forfeit last week with the Juvenile* given a 5-0 win at that time. However, tt turned out thai managers nf the two teams .had agreed to postpone the game but, leaguf officials were not notified of thi.-i action, 'merelort it. was declarer forfeited to th« Juveniles when Farmers Bank players did mit up for ttie game when it was originally schertuted. Both Shannon Langley of thi Juveniles nnd Ted Fisher of th' Bankers hurled two-hit ball but th Juveniles made their hits good lo three runs. This afternoon. .Ihe Dirty Sox an W under If Richards Remembers This? We don't, know what Paul Rich arcis, scrappy manager of the fad ing Chicago White Sox, said in hi protest to league president Wll liam Hamdge, over the calling o last Friday's Sox-Yankee game. , . But perhaps he cited the Sept. 3 IMS game at St. Louis between De troit and the Brownies. . . . Las Friday's game was called after th Sox went ahead 4-3 in the top the ninth, a lead that was wipe out with the score reverting to th 8th and giving the Yanks a 3-1 triumph. , . In 1945 Detroit went into fit. Louis on the last day of the season needing one victory to win the pennant. . . . Rain delayed start for nearly an hour and it ept raining off and on through- ut. . . On» story said the "field •as AO muririy at timas the players ad difficulty wading around. 1 ' . . ,j Nevertheless the contest was play- i d with Hank Greenberg winning he game and pennant for Detroit with a bsjtes-loaded homer tn the ninth that erased a 3-2 Brownie ea<I. . . . Richards, incidentally, wa* the Detroit catcher in that gams and singled in a run in the Sxth that gave the Tigers A temporary. 3-1 edge. Baseball Owners To Meet Tuesday NEW YOKK. Aug. 3. W)—Baseball may elect a new commissioner Tuesday at «, New York meeting ol the 1« big leag-ue club owners. First definite Indication that the deciaion L& Tteur came yesterday when the four-man screening committee asked each club to send the r.wner or president to the .special meeting Some 30 or 35 men still remain on the list of candidates. "We hope to come out or the meting with a commissioner," De Webb, Nrv York Yankee co-o^'nEr was quoted as saying by Ellis Ryan Cleveland president. "All of u* are eager to get. a com missioner just *s soon as possible, 1 sflid Ryan in a telephone conversa tion. IH But we. must get the rlgh Leather Pullers are slated to square 1 man. We don't want to make a mis off in their battle <or first place l»k« and we don't want to be push- in the standings. ltd into it.' The opposing learn Is being or-* ganized by E. C. Burnett, catcher for inn. 61 Implement, Company' team. Player* from all other teams in rhe league are expected to be named to Burnett's team. The gaiiie will be played *t Little Park begirr.lng at 5:30 p.m. This mil be the first of three panics for the all-star squad. It is scheduled to meet the league- champion Sullivan-Nelson after the sensor, ends next week and liter will take on a similar team from the Commercial League. Officials of the league also said that they are trying lo line up some out-of-town foe6 for the all- stars. Members of the all-star team are; first base- Jack Hawlings; second base —.Emory Francis; third base—Pew; Burnham; short stop— Paul HumBn; outfield— James Fisher. Sonny Ledbetter, Fr«l BoyetU arid Pa. Chitmon; utility — Wes: Stalling*; catcher—Emil Poe »nrt ^nei-s—sonny Stiles, Reed Scotl .nd Georct Clark. Wolcott fro Tour Europe, Canada YORK. AUK. 1. (AP>— Jer cy Joe WRlcoll. who is going mid onto his heavyweight cham ilonship until at least- the early part of 1952. is going to cash in on it, 00. Jersey Joe'B manager. Felix Hoc- j chicchio, said today Walcott 'will: start a tour of the United States and Canada shortly, then hit South ' America In October and Europe In December. Then he'll start, thinking about meeting E7zard Charles In a return bout for the. title. An agreement extending the BO-o'ay return clause Chevies Thump 4 61 Implement Scott Hurls Two-Hitter For BWL Champions Reed Scott, hurler Jor league :h»mpipn ; Sullivan-Nelson, turned n the best pitching performance n the Bay Window League to dale, a two-hitler, as the Chevies trounced «1 Implement Companyn-1 at Little Park yesterday. One of the two hit* Riven up t>r Seott was a bunt which Emorj Shorty) Francis, beat out In th» fourth. The other wu a solid sing IB to right by Bill Chaprnah. He faced only 24 batter; in the seven-lnnlnf game. The Chevies gave Scott a big cushion early by scoring flv« runs in the first inning and seven Irt (he second. Prom' there on th« champ* coasted. ') Pat Chitmon and Bright paced the Chevies' at bit. both' clouting homers off Sonny 'Stiles, i Cliff Bevill wa« the ,blg jun; however, u he garnered four 'slhgies in ttvt times itt bat. . . j ' : ,. : V ' f the contract, wa* reached terday. yes- New Yorker on Behavior MONTREAL OTj — A reporter claimed Uiat nf 50 rars he watched Vinj a ri?ht turn at a nown- town Intersection, only two paused lo give pedestrians the right of way. One carried a. New York license, the other an Ontario one. Tv.-o-thirds of the coal produced in the United States comes from the Appalachian bituminou» coal region. Ma n a ?( . r Gone Drsavilels sliook 73: Kincr Pittsburgh. IJ. ! ,, p ,iie Traveli-r haUinj order drai- j Hits—Aahbiira, Phllatielphia. U5; , tically to bring his team out of UK • Musla!. St. Louis. 132. i slump. 1 Doubles — Robinson. Brooklyn;! cru/p. brilliant youni hill airi Wyrostek, Cincinnati; Dark, New: who is slated to ciurr "tlie Armed Tork. 24. j Forcer Anp. 22. had the Barons in Triples—Bell. Pitl.sVnirsh, R: .leth-i his palm throughout In salvapt Ihc roe. Boston: Baumholtc. Cht-ago;! Pebs' only triumph in Ih? scrips Mn.nal. S'- Louis. 7. i thur far. The victory was his Hint'-. Home runs — Hodges. Brooklyn.; He has lost (ivp. It; Kiner, Piltsb'.irgh, 21. i Atlanta split its second t\vm bill Stolen bases—Jethroe, Boston, 21; , m a ro\v with Memphis, blasting tlie Robinson Brooklyn, 17. i Pitching — Roe. Brooklyn. 15-2,; ' ~ * ~~ .W2; Branca, Brooklyn, 8-2. .800. j 105; Sphhn. Boston and Jansen. Strikf/mis—Newcombe, Brooklyn.! New York. 95. PLP AgedQYear* in the wood , Straight *. , Kentucky Bourbon % , in all its Glory! " $•150 VALUE! •» < ,»Ql. *-l'in( I \'i IM. 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