The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1946 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 17, 1946
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t*AOE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, Al'lUI, 17, 1910 Pre-War Stars Set Fast Pace Grecnberg, ^ And Williams Come Up With Home Runs TOWAV'S SPORT PAKAUE Chapman s Phillies Confident But They Get Off To Bod Start . : BV CARI, I.UN1X}UIST Linitrd fwts Sports Wrilrr NEW YORK. April 17. (UP) — Bob Feller, Spud Chandler, and Hal Newhouser still can "bum 'em in." JOf Dlmaggio. Hank OrccnbcrB, Tc:l WllB»ms and Met Ott still can belt the ball a mile—and the Phils aft still the Phils. Everything was normal and wajj like no one had been away to tight a war when major league bueball came back to the American sporting scene yesterday. There had been doubls—grave ont£—that some of (lie pre-\vai stars wouldn't be able to measure up In the new era thai is dawning but those doubts definitely wen. dispelled at least for one day. Trie crowds were enormous, the tot*l of 236,730 fans at eight parks being more than double the 103,747 at last year's openings, nnd also surpassing the 230,843 total at lhc last pre-war opening ri «v iu W- Two teams, the Detroit Tigers nnd Philadelphia Athletics, had record opening day crowds. Thc folks in Detroit came, 52,118 strong, to welcome home their world champions while an amazing throng of 37.342 turned out in Philadelphia to .sec 1 the Athletics take up their losing | way against Ihe Yankees. I The three teams thai nre expected to fight il out for the American •League pennant, the Yankees, Reel Sox, and Tigers got off to brilliant yinning starts, but it was a sad day for the National League favorites. the Cardinals. They were expected to make a run-away of their race, but they got left at the post yesterday. The three players who arc rated lop sluggers in the American League, Williams, Greenberg and Di- M»fgio paced their teams to victory with home runs. At Washington where President Truman was on hand to watch him perform, Williams smashed n 450- foot homer into the* center field bleachers, for one of the tongesl hits ever made at Griffith Stadium as the Red Sox topped the Senators, 6 to 3. Cecil (Tex) Hughson, who is expected to be the ace oi the Red Sox staff, turned in n careful performance to bent Rogei Wolff, even though both teams got 11 hits. Qreenberg's fourth inning homer gave Detroit a 2 to 1 victory over the Browns and gave Ncwhouscr a six-hit triumph in a duel wilh Ncl- fon Potter, who also gave up six WU. Newhouser struck out eight and was touched for only one extra base hit. R double by Potter. DiMaggio's homer was the offensive highlight- in Chandler's ; to 0 shutout In which he limllee the Alhletics (o five hits nnd struck out six. Two other Yankee oldsters batters. Of pre-wnr days, shortstop Frnnkio Crosseti nnd Catcher Bill Dickev got two hits apiece. PWlpr of Cleveland was the same unbelievable fast-ball flingcr ns before he went to war, the White Sox whom he shut out. 1 (o 0 jruisting -that he secmcrt even n little faster. In its Comiskey Park setting at Chicago, Feller's shutout had a remarkable parallel with the IMC opener when on the same dny.l April 16, he pitched a no-hit, no- run, 1 to 0 victory over the White 'Son. Yesterday. Bullet Bob gave up three hits but struck out 10, and walked only one batter. i Manager Met Ott waited onlv 11 minutes before hitting his 511th m»ior Icneni; homer, a two run Mow, which led to an 8 lo 4 victory over the Phils al the Polo Grounds. Catcher Ernie Lombard), also a pre-war slugger, got another two run homer off the Phils in that same first inning. Despite new trappings, a lot of hustle and optimism that wasn't warranted by their play, the Phils looked like the Phils of old—not quite in the class of the league. Th c vaunted Cardinals stnick no terror in the hearts of the Pittsburgh Pirates who came from behind to win. 6 to 4 in a game whicl saw three ace Cardinal pitchers. Johnny Bcazley. Mnrry Dickson. and Harry Brechccn batted out of Ihe box. The Dues made II hits and capitalized on eight walks, a hit batsman and two wild pitches by the stage-frightened Red Bird hurlers. I Meanwhile, ex-Cardinal iniuinfier ! Billy Southworth made a \vinninc I debut in .his new job with the I Braves at Boston, topping Brook- \ lyn, 5 to 3 on a combination of j timely hitting and steady pitching i by John Sain. Sain gave U(> II) j hits but wasn't in trouble often. Connie Ryan with two doubles, a j walk and a stolen base, paced thn' Braves, scoring the winning run j LADY'S STOMACH WAS I UKE A GAS FACTORY; ! IIEALS TURNED TOG AS i One lady said recently that her stomach used to be like a "gas fa-.. ; ton*'" That is, when she ate a meal \ It seemed to turn right into gas. Sh; urns always bloated, had awful stomach gas pains, daily headaches n\v\ constant irregular bowel action. Now, however, this lady says she is FREE of STOMACH GAS and .she s«ys the change is due to takln; INNER-AID. Her meals agree witii her. No gas or bloat after eating.' Headaches and constipation nre gone. "Oh! what relief Instates this lady. ''Why don't other gas and constipation sufferers get INNER- AID." 'INNER-AID contains S2 Great Hrrtx; • they cleanse bowels, clear KM from stomach, act on sluggish Mw and Mdneps. Miserable pea pat soon feel different all over. So daw't fo on suffering! Get INNER- AID. Sold by all dros stores hive '!• Kythtvllk. ' ' By OSCAK FKAI.EY I'ultJd I'ress Sports Writer NKW YORK. April 17. (UP)—Bell Chapman, the manager of the new Philadelphia Phillies, was grinning happily when it all started. It was openlnt! day. Ihe sun was shining, the Phils looked neat and trim in their new uniforms with the brave red I'.nd blue (rimming nnd — for the moment—Ben's boys were right up there at the top of the league. "Is this thai big league manager?" quipped a Giant ambling past the dugout as Ben leaned back contentedly in the cool shade. You said it," Chapman called as he watched his players scamper around the infield. "These arc tlu- new Phillies and we're going to be tough to beat this year." Vincc UiMiiRislo was the only nlaver in the lineup from last ye Junior Legion Game April 28 Stars Declare They're Happy Below Border "We'll clinch the pennant at Cincinnati on Sept. 18," announced Jimmy \Vasdcll, <|UaltfyiMB as one of the world's foremost optimists. "Well, 1 don't know about that, but we'll lie In Ihe first division anyhow," added outfielder Hon Norlhey. ; Hen simply sat there crlnni'.ig, his blue eyes twinkling happily. But the optimism and the happiness lasted just one-half of :'ii inning. The smiles faded and the chatter lost just a bit of its /i|> rlnht there In the Giant half ol the first when, with one on, Muiiauer Mel Oil of the Giants parked a homer In the ritthl field grandstand. IJabc Yonnn followed with a blooper aiHjber allowed Krnie Lombard! added another ho-,>ncnt. mcr to make it 1-0. | In the 1345 , u . The final score was: New York, team reached ,',. Is, Philadelphia 4. And. while it Blytheville To Meet Osceolo In Opener; Practice Scheduled The Junior American Legion baseball team will practice Sunday with another Inter-squad game In preparation for their first game April 28 with Osceola. Manager Marshall Blackard, assisted by Erwln Jones believes by that time the team will be In good shape and adds that the chances for a first-rate team look good. There arc at present 41 boys competing for positions, From these must l>e chosen 15, the mim- at the state tourna itnci lhc Phils were showing n lot of •dp niul chatter us they warmed <ip.' It all was part of lien's prosratu 10 eliminate the defeatism complex which came wilh Imishins lust in eight ol (lie past 10 years. "They better have hustle and chatlcr," Ben warned ominously. "If they don't they'll 11 nil themselves tack in Amcricus, Cin." Benny BcngonEh.. one of Hen's conches, bounced Into the and out ngnln to greet some friends in the box scats. "Shuw 'em your curls," Chnpmvin i'yelled in u confident voice far iioove the usunl Phillie whisper. 13enny swept oft his ran. revcnl- ing one of lhc pnlc.s in tho business. He grinned and bowed several times and lhc I'hillie pla/- crs nctuiilly laughed. "This is tlie best opening day I'"e ever seen." Chnpnvm snid. "V!l never forget Ihe one In which I.efty Grove fanned me four times, thoniMi because I guess that was the woist for me. Grove faslcr than Bobby Feller? lie was for my money. Hey. it's a great opening di\y." Somebody wanted lo know whcth er this was a pvodiclion ns lo ho\v the Phils were going lo do this ycAr "I'm not predicting nnyllun Chnpmrvn answered. "We're weak li a couple of spots but we'll lie tough Come n round about July 1 and I'l tell you how we are going lo do thiis season." The players lintl drifted into the dugout by this time and they, nt least, luui very definite ideas nbont how they'd finish. on a dropped tly ball. The National League champion yhicaco Cubs had to score four nns in the ninth and break up n one-hit pitching job by Joe UCBBS beat the Reds at Cincinnati. -I to 3, A two rim single by pinch- hitter Bob sclicfflng provided the victory margin. • Yesterday's star—Bullel Bob Keller, who .slrony-armcd the Indians to a three-hit. 1 to 0 triumph ovrr lh c White Sox. striking out 10 might not be strictly kosher to condemn n club oti one hall game, one press box observer sounded like Confucius when lie remarked: "Weil, they're slill the Phillies!" Baseball Standings KOUTIIKKN I.KAOUK New Orleans Memphis 2 Nashville 1 ChnUnnoogu 1 Little Hook 1 xMobile 0 x—Night game. NATIONAL Pet 1.000 1,000 season, the local the state tournament, winning the first game. Thfiy were eliminated In the second. The season was concluded with nine wins and eight loses. Only Ihrrc of last year's players have returned Mils year. They Captain nan CaWwoll. who held thai same title last year; Stanley Hood and Homer Smith. Others competing for positions nre Jack Elliott. John Brndley. Berry Allen. II. A. Friend, p. D. Foster. Randall Workman, Bill •SB 1 ' | Williams. D. J. McLeod. .MO! stanberry. Kenneth Prultt. •500 . Phillips, Charles Miles Bill .000 New York Chicago Boston PHlsburtjh St. Louis . Cincinnati ....... : Philadelphia ...... Brooklyn .......... A.MLKICAN Leroy J. B. Long. 'I Tom Thy lor. Lloyd Kooncc. L. H. .000 Autry Jr.. George Pollock Jr., .000 EWC11 Wilson. Jnck Melvinc. Bill Wixon, J. D. Krech. Carrie Atkinson, Richard mm, Marion Gay, W. L,. I'd. Charles Perry. Bud Ensley. Joe 0 1.000, Robinson. L-ymon Henson. Arnold 0 1.000 stcwnit. Gerald Blomcycr. Bilh, 0 1.000 Wayne McFsirlnnd and Billy Hyde 0 1.000 Equipment, which includes unl- 1 .000 • f orm s. Ira Is nnd bulls will be 1 .000 1 .000 1 .000 BV FRANK TKKMAINF. (Inltfd Press Sports Writer MKXICO CITY, April 17. (UP) — Maybe the boys were talking with tongues In their cheeks but if they were wistful they didn't show it today when they lau«hed and Joshed about how much money they were maklnc in the Mexican League by passing up the major leagues' bi;; show—opening clay. Far from the happy American throngs who attended yesterday's major league inaugurals, the colony of ex-bis leaguers here said they weren't even a little bit homesick. Not even a report from Baseball Commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler In Cincinnati, O., that they had automatically barred themselves from (he big leagues for five years by missing opening day seemed lo disturb their gaiety. Catcher Mickey Owen, who thought twice before he finally gave up on the Dodgers and Brooklyn said that everything In Mexico war, are|"hunky dory" and that he had even solved the housing shortage, u well nigh impossible task In the. United States these days. Interviewed at his new swanky apartment where he sat in lounging jajnmas, Owen said. "I'm |>erfcctiy \apny here." "My wife likes Mexico and we •noved into this super - modern apartment today and every tiling is Just dandy." Owen, who makes his debut with Vcru Cure on Thursday, said he couldn't wait to see just how the luive been back with "dem Bums." use the airliner in the winter to He didn't say so, but he indicated it.track lions In Africa. ' Thc 26-year-old Puerto Ricon is laid "H won't be any ordinary air- staterooms with private bathrooms, berths for six and easy chairs fo.- around the circuit during the sen "Oh, I'm all right and I like 't 1 here," he said. "But you might say ,* In a hotel room all alone. Meanwhlle, the Mexican president said he had ordered a do- luxe Constellation airplane lo travel about the circuit and that he would Read Courier News Want Ads. c furnished by Russell Phillips. Fori LEAGUE W. L. Cleveland New York Boston nelroit St. Louis Washington Philadelphia Chicago ... 1 ... 1 1 .... 1 0 0 0 ... 0 Pet. 1.000 1.009 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 Yesterday's Results SOl'THKKN I.KACUK Memphis at Little Rock, postponed, wet grounds. Nashville at Chattanooga, postponed, \vct grounds. Atlanta at ulrminghnin, postponed. New Orleans 11. Mobile 7. NATIONAL I.KAGI1K New York 8. Philadelphia 4. Hoslon 5, lii'ooklyn 3. Pittsburgh G, SI. Louis 4. Chicago -1. Cincinnati 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 1, Chicago 0. New York 5. Philadelphia 0. Boston 0. Washington 3. 1 Detroit '.I St. Louis 1. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE ^fclnphls at Little Hock. Atlanta at Birmingham. Nashville at Chattanooga. New Orleans at Mobile. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Boston. Philadelphia at New York. Pittsburgh at St. Louis. Chicago ill Cincinnati. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Ixmls at Detroit. Cleveland at Chicago. New York at Philadelphia. Boston at Washington. ball takes off for great distance in the mile-high atmosphere of Delta Park. Outfielder Danny Ciardclla, who left the New York Giants when Manager Mel Ott consigned him to Milwaukee, was found strolling peacefully down the street. "I assure you I'm just as happy as Ott and probably less confused," he said. Alejandro Carrasquel, the Venezuelan knuckle-ball pitcher who i jumped the Chicago While Sox, was taking a shower at his apartment. "Me, I am not sorry," he said. "Who would be, leaving the While Sox?" Myron Hayworth. former St. Louis Browns catcher, who just moved in to his new apartment after signing up over last weekend said he was "perfectly happy." Only one player. 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