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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 6, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLS, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HfONDAY, AUGUST «, 1051 Osceola Nine Wins State Legion Title Doughboys Dethroned 7-0 In Finals of Tournament Osceola's Junior Legionnaires cast their eyes toward regional playoffs today following their feat yesterday of winning the Arkansas American Legion junior baseball championship. HAVE THEIR CAKE AND EAT IT. TOO—Eddie Lopat, left, and Joe DiMnggio. right, share a piece of Casey Stengel's birthday cake. The Yankees intend lo give their manager further reason to celebrate liis.62nd year with a third-consecutive pennant. (NBA) Cleveland Slips Upon Leading Yanks as Bosox Lose Ground Indians Head Homeward Trailing Champions by Only Half a Game By ,JOK Itl'ICULFK Associated rrcss Spurts Writer Two weeks iigo you wouldn't iwve given a nickel for CleveluncTs pennant chances. That WHS when the Indians, opening n vita! eastern swing, dropped two straight games lo the Yankees and fell 2'/2 games behind the league-leading New Yorkers. New York . Cleveland . Boston . .. Chicago . . Detroit . . Washington Philadelphia St. Louis .. AMERICAN LEAGUE: w i. PCI . 64 38 .61 39 . 61 . 58 .U28 .621 .592 .558 .480 -.441 .311 .311 NATIONAL LKACiUE W L I'd- Brooklyn . ..... 66 New York .. PiiiJndclphln Boston . St. Louis .. Cincinnati . Chicago . .. Pittsburgh . .557 .510 .485 .480 .455 .443 .402 14 Is 17 IT.i 19 21 25'.i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, Pet. G.B 10 44 .614 67 49 .578 4 Little Rock . Birmingham Memphis . .. Mobile . Nashville . Atlanta . .. Chattanooga New Orleans 61 81 56 53 4K 41 .526 .526 .483 .461 .414 .402 10 10 15 IT.i 23 24 li The Legionnaires shut out the* defending champion LiUle Hock Doughboys 1-0 In the finals of the stale tournament at Newport yesterday afternoon to take the state crown. In their third straight win in (he tournament. .Saturday afternoon they moved Into the finals with an 8-6 win over Ozark. In the other semi-final game Saturday night Little Rock defeated Ozark 10-3 to move Into the finals. Three-lilt Pitching The three-hit pitching of Willie Mooney, a n-year-old HrebaHing righthander, was the prime reason for Oiiccola's success. But his mntcs, I ted by Harold Dennis, gave him plenty of working margin. Osceola's victory dethroned the Doughboys who had ruled Arkansas' Legion teams for eight straight teasons. The win sent the Osceola nine into the regional playoffs at Baton Hou^c, La., Inter tills month. In the regional playoffs teauis from Arkansas, Louisnna., Texas und Mississippi will vie for a trip to Ihe national Amerfcan, Legion Junior, tournament. Osceola entered the state tourney as District One champions. nut today the triumphant tribesmen rate even money lo .dethrone the defending champion Yankees. True, the homeward bound Indians still trail the New Yorkers. But the margin Is now a mere hnlf game. Cleveland bounced back after the two lickings til Yankee Stadium nnd won the final game of the series, snapping a victory famine in the Bronx that had run through 13 contests. The Indians took inspiration from that and went oil 16 lake the scries it] Boston, Washington nnd Philadelphia, The tribe swept the four game series with the Athletics, closing with a pair of G-3 triumphs yester- the Cubs twice In Chicago. 7-4 and •i-3. Ralph Kluer of the Pirates ham-! mercd three home runs to raise his total Lo 31. It tied him with Brooklyn's Gil Hodecs for the rrmjor league lead. Ktncr's first homer came in the seventh Inning of the opener and ruined Bubba Church's bid for n no-hlttcr. It was the only hit off the PMHy righthander who notched hts 12th victory. A seven- run eighth Inning won the second for the Phils. Roy Campanelln swatted two tour-baggers for Brooklyn in the opener, his second coining in the sixth with the bases loaded. The Reds tallied five times In the ninth 1-7 3-3 YESTKKUAY'S RKSV1I.TS National League Brooklyn 9-2, Cincinnati 8-fl Philadelphia 5-13. Pittsburgh Boston T-4, Chicago 4-3 New York 8, St. Louis 4 American V_-apur Cleveland 6-G, Philadelphia (second game called end of 8 curfew) New York 6-4, St. Louis 2-3 Detroit- I1-8. Boston 1-5 Chicago 6. Washington 5 Southern Association Birmingham 12-11, Memphis 1-2 Little Rock 7-7, Atlanta 5-0 Mobile 10-0, Nashville 8-8 New Orleans 7-4, Chattanooga fi-U dny to make It 11 consecutive wins! nnd had the bases loaded with no- agnlnst the A's. They go home with! body out, hut couldn't bring over R 10-4 record In Hie cast. Hie tying nm. Ralph Branca shut In stinrp contrast; the Baston Rcrtj them out on eight lilts In the night- Sox suffered n wretched f home \ cap. stand, for them. They divided II Staley Is Loser games to fall Into third :>!, \\ 1> '- Thp OhirsJs defeated Gerry Staley behind UJE Ynnkees. New York, — an olrt jinx. Sin Icy lint! beaten Cleveland, nnd Boston began the, them three times this season nnrt latest swing In a virtual first-place j owned n lifetime rcuord of nine vic- tie. tories and one defeat ngalnst thorn. Timers Win Pair Bob Letnon v.on liis 12th for Detroit's Tigers put the finishing! Ctcvetnnr! Early \Vynn hts Hth. Al touches to the Red Sox 1 sorry home Rosen hit his 17th homer for the stay by winning a double header is Luxora Defeats Nettleton 5-1 Tigers Win Behind Veteran Bud Lutes LUXORA. Aug. 8—Paced by the five-hit pitching of veteran Flue Lutes the Luxorn Timers downed Nettleton 5-1 here yesterday afternoon. Lutes oiitpitched D. Chapman foi the win. Chapman, too. pitched five- hit bnll but wiMness kept him in trouble. He walked eight Luxora batters. Luxora did the damage in three Innings scoring one run in tlie first, two In the second and two In the fcurth AB K II TODAY'S (iAMKS National T.tvtic (No games scheduled! American Lrapur Washington at New York (night) Chicago at Detroit (nightJ Only games scheduled Southern Assoei:\lio[i Nighf rsamc.s Memphis at' Little Rock New Orleans at Birmingham Mobile at Nashville Only games scheduled Fenway Pnrk. 3-1 nnd 8-5. That cost Boston two full games, as the Yankees whipped (lie St. Louis Browns, 0-2 and •1-3. Tiiu double triumph gavft Nexv York an 11-4 record against tlie west in its latest .stand. ' Chicago's fourth-place White Sox enrtcrt n poor eastern Jaunt with a G-5 victory in Washington. They return home with a 5-7 showing that cost them 4!-j games to the league leaders. Trailing by only li''j games two weeks npo. they now arc seven games behind the Yanks. Ttie Brooklyn Dodgers continue to roll In the National League. They socked the Cincinnati Reds twice. 9-8 and 2-0. to Increase their margin over the runncrup New York Giants lo O 1 ^ games. The Giunts captured the rubber of their thrrc- ganie set in St. Louts. 8-4. Philadelphia's third-place , Phils vnimmr-llcd nine Pittsburgh pitchers for n 5-1 and 12-1 sweep of thei twin bill. Boston's Braves whipped Indians. Marlin Stuart turned In his fourth straight win lor Detroit since he was promoted lo a starter. Catcher Joe Ginsberg broke up both games with (he Red Sox. He snapped a 1-1 tie with a run-scoring triple In the opener mid doubled home two runs to snap a 5-5 tie in the second. . Ed Lopnt oiitpitched Ned Garver to register his 14th victory for the Yankees. Allle Reynolds fanned 13 Brownies In the nightcap but needed help from Joe Ostrowski in "je ninth. The Browns had the tying and winning runs on bases with nobody out but Ostrowski retired tlie side wilhout n score. He induced cx-Ynnkce Cliff Mapcs to hit into a game-ending double play. Lou Krctlow went Hie distance lor the White Sox against the Senators. Ffc has won three games, all against Washington. NKTTI.ETON II. Dorton 2b . C. Chapman ss Simmons Ib ... M. Dorton c .. Woodcrs rf Painter 3h .... Bennett If White cf D. Chapman p Totals LUXORA Baker If B. Connor Ib . J. Lutes ss Quails ss Johnson 3b R. Lutes rf Mitchell cf .... Koontz c Stanford 2b ... Brown 3b Gary AAiddlecoff Cops Tarn's A!l-American l?v CHAIil.lCS I'MAMUDRLAIN . CHICAGO. Aug. G. i/1'i— Cary MlcUilccoff. hittir.g otic of (ho hnttcst. sttrtcbes nf golf in his caircr, curled off f op Mva;.; in the finA i>li:ise of Tain O'ShunUi-'s gold rush ami iunv aims for §r>.5CO in the "world" meet—the game's rit'hpsl- payoff. lime. vinnUiB SI.000 nine under par. Lost Request Granted The 30-yesir-cld Memphis .slur, who forsook the practice of dentistry i o caw o n pin c: e on t h r t on r- nrtmcnt circuit, won Turn's all- American top prize i?l S2.250 verier-' day in a man-t'i-nvni battle \vith Fieri Hawkins. 27-ynar-oId pv> from ; El Paso. Tex. [ CKNTKAL1A. Ill i,l>>— A C Hood. He and the nation's 64 other i'» Sparta. Ill-, ^me n i prime pros enter the "world chnm- | more than GOO funerals in so veavs. pionship" Thursday. _ | But !:c was buried rccenUv v,i:hoi;l Middlcroff finiFhcd \\iih a total! a SOUR. He had requestrd nu sine- 21-!—14 stroke? under Tn.m> \xu\ ^ iu^ Hflwkin? 1 second pl<icr was \vortJij — SI.400. Ted Kroll Thir;l Third was Ted Ki-^ll. purplr lirarl veteran from New Hartford N T .Y., who finished with 10 for 219 and 81,200. Skre Riegel's 280 was worth SI.100 and four shared '2&'2 to eet SS50 apiece—Jcjrry Barber. Norman Von Nida, Sydney, Australia, the loading foreipn entry. Jimmy De- marct and Ralph Blomqufst. All the bi£ name pros, plu? 'rn Hog an, who did not rompctc in the AJJ-AmerJcan section, will be i« rtir. field of 65 for thp $50.000 "world" championship running Thursday through Sunday. The "world" section also ROCS for men amateurs and the women. Frank Stranahnn is favored lo repeat in the Simon pure bracket He took the AH-Aiherican ainatcar v-ith 2E6. MM. Zaharias won the All-Amer- tcan women's tourney for the fourth Niners Whip Armorel 10-4 Whittle Gets Ninth Win for Number Nine Grover Whittle. Number Nine's ace righthander, chalked up his ninth victory of the season yesterday afternoon as he hurled the Niiscrs to a 1(M victory over the Anmrel 'rii-crs at Armorel park. Whittle didn't go the route but lie left the "nine in the sirc'h frame wilh the Nlnrrs well in trait. He was relieved by McHaffey who finished. J. T. Conner started for AnnorrL but was ruffed out in the sixth with Dinple taking over. Whittle {aic the Tigers tint eight hit.s while he and his mates were setting to Owner and Dingle for 15 inciviilinc lour hits by Charley Keller who led both learns at the B. Lutes p Totals . .. An .. 4 .. 3 .. 3 .. 1 .. 3 .. 3 .. 4 .. 3 .. I .. 4 Problems Await Election of Czar Tough Job in Store For Baseball's New High Commissioner By TED SMITS NEW YORK. Aug. 6. M')—It uncertain that baseball will elect a new commissioner tomorrow, b u one thing is certain—if and when he Ls elected he will face the blg- problem ever confronted by a baseball czar. The man who succeeds A. B Chandler must among other things 1—Represent baseball in the Con grcsslonnl Investigation of t h game now under way in Washing ton. 2—Decide what. If anything, cai be done about the reserve clause already under legal attack. 3—Attempt, to work out a tele vision and radio pclicy that satisfy the minor leagues where at tendance has fallen sharply. 4—Deal with the problem raisei strongly in the Washington hear ings of making the Pacific Coa.' League a third major league. The co/nj)lexity of problem has caused the 16 major leagu owners to go slow en choosing man La replace chandler. There a possibility the election will occu tomorrow at tiieir meeting hen but it is much more likely that th field will be cut down to a ha dozen and then an intensive scrut iny of each candidate w r ill sU The "big five" considered to hav the inside track for the commision crship arc: General Douglas Mac Arthur. James A. Farley, For Prick, Warren Giles, and Georg Trautman. Not one of these ha indicated he is interested in seeking the Job, yet these sam names crop up in all conversatior with baseball leaders. A confidential poll of the mrji league club owners made by tl Associated Press showed stron sentiment for deferring any pas live action tomorrow, and concei Irating instead of ^arrowing dow the choice. Bosox Get Robinson BOSTON, Aug. 6. (a>»—The Boston Red Sox yesterday announced purchase of catcher Aaron Robinson's contract from the Detroit Tigers and the sending of pitcher Paul Hlnrichs to Kansas City of the American Association. Read Courier Nuws Classified Ads plate. NUMBER NINE An Lcdbctter 2b 5 Fi.shcr 3b ft Keller cf-lb 5 Bodenhimer rf-lb ....... 5 Boltck c 4 A. Bunch rf .... 4 G. Hunch ss 5 Kenson If 4 Whittle p ... 2 McHaffey p 2 SAVE LABOR COSTS! GET BEST STORAGE PROTECTION iloir iiirrcli.imlisc. tcrtillicr. sctH, tic. in uur raoilcrn u.uih.mjc and cut cxppnscs dravlir.\l- ly! Fire insmancc rales as tow as 'i7',ic per 5100. K,,u;i11y impnrtant are big x a v I n R sXi n liamllin* rnsls and frcUht expenses. Belter In- vf.slis.ilc—let's discuss vour problem today! BLYTHEVILLE WAREHOUSE CO. No. Highway fil t'lione 6277 Totals Makmr IT . . KilleU ss-it West 2b 41 10 15 All . 4 lb-c( Pishcr Hay c Ruthcrlord Ellis rf .. Din?le p . Conner p Totals Cardinals on Downgrade But Musial Is on a Spree By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Cardinals have been on the down grada >f late but not 7 so with their batting star, SJan (The Man) •lusial. SOME EXTHA — Pamela Utting lowered her Surrey 100 and 200-yard breast-stroke swlhimin^ records to 1:20/1 and 2:53.4. The 18-year-old miss is a. member of a London team meeting Paris and Berlin in a triangular meet in the German capital in September. She is a film extra. (NEA) By telephone, the human voice ctvii go around the world in one- onrlli of a second- Garner Leads Y Loop Hitters Dqvid Acres Hurler Has .565 Average Pitcher Sonny Garner of David Acres continued to lead Park League sludgers with a healthy .505 fit the end of nine gam°s. Center fielder Jimmle Phillips of Little Park moved into tlie second spot with a .423 average. Catcher-manager Wayne Bumham of David Acres took over third place with .486 while first bsseman Benuy Havs cf Little Park was fourth with .334 nnd pitcher Eugene Cable of Little Park was fifth with .350. Garner also led the home run department v.'ith six followed by Cable of Little Park and Marvin Ross nf David Acres with four and Benny Hays of Little Park with three. A team composed of players from Blytheville's Park League defeated r« ^na^isri^tt! ter's field Friday afternoon. Jan Rnyder worked on the mound for the winners giving nn but three hits while" Blytheville batsmen were combing Bigh'am. Gosricll iinrl?r, for eleven hits. Jim Phillips collected three bits nnd Sonny Garner and Marvin .Ross had two hits each to lead the winners at the plute. ' Southard got two of Gosnell's hits to lend bis team at bat. These same two teams will meet ftt Blytheville at, a Inter-date. Musial, who Is leading the Na- ional League batting parade with 372, continued to fatten hi-s average yesterday despite the New York Giants' 8-4 victory over the Cardinals at St. Louis. Stan picked up two hits, one his 24th homer of the season, in four .rips U> the plate. During their series with the Cardinals which they v.-on two games to one, the Giants rolled up 42 hits, 1C of them Saturday night when they flattened the Red Birds, 10-0. The Giants got 15 hits yesterday before 23,763 Radio Appreciation Day spectators. Even Gerald Sltilcy .who has been Giant jinx, couldn't stop the New Yorkers, Staley had beaten the Giants five straight times in two season, and had yielded o:)ly two runs in three complete-game victories over them this year. The right-hander was ahead tv.;?e ycstrrday, 2-0, after two irm- i;iss SM! 3-2 after MosiaJ's in Hie fifth. However, In the seventh the Giants knocked Staley off the hillock and southpaw Al Brazle took over. He later gave wy to Tan PohoLsky, who in tur:i was relieved by Dick Bokelm'rn. a recent acquisition from Houston. The Browns had nothing but two defeats to show for their afternoon in New York. The Yanks won. 6-2 and 4-3. as they protected a h-Uf pame first place lead over the Cleveland Indians in the American i^a^'ue race. Ned Girver, the Browns' pitching ace, was the victim of the Yanks' bats in the first tilt. Duane Pillette pitched three-hit ball tor the Browns in the second hut he walked seven men and the Yanks made the most of it. Hurter To Fioht Tonight BOSTON, Aug. B. (/P^Rugge Rocky Oraxiano of New York—ex middleweight champion—is favored to whip Chuck Hunter, the Cleveland, O.. policeman, tonight in their 10-round feature' 1 boxing bout at Boston Garden. Graziano is confident of getting past Hunter and gain a meeting with the winner of the scheduled Randy Turpln-Sugar Ray Robinson title bout. Travelers Whip,, Atlanta in Pair Barons Nip Chickt Twice 12-5 and 11-8; Mobile Defeats Vols Mathematically every team in the Southern Association still has s chance to win the pennant, hut only Little Rock's and BLrmhiKham'g chances appear to be worth considering. While Memphis was losing two games lo Birmingham Sunday. Little Rock won two and stretched H« lead over the third place Chicks to 10 games. Mobile managed to split n^ainrt N--'->vil!e s^'i cVrnfceri into a tie with the CMeks for f.^ird pjnce. Little Rock 1 , won from Atlanta, 7-5 and 1-0. Memphis lost to Bir?ham. 12-5 and U-8. Mobile de- 'e-tcd NnshviUe, 10-8. and then lost, 3-0. ',t In the fourth douhleheader New Orleans defeated 'Chattanooga, 7-6, and lost the second-same, 14-4. Th-; seaEnn has 35 days to go atld Littte Reek's 10-g?me leads over Memohis and Mobile look strong enorgh to .stnncr Birmingham trails Little- Rock by four games. Memphis nttcMnp! sagged ba». and Birmingham gal 31 hl(s tn (hi doublcheader. Jim Piersall homered twice to score five runs for Bir- mlnpham in the lirst game. Walt Powers chipped in four hits. Joe Prazier homered twice for Memphis 'n t>s second. Little Rock's victory streak rests at seven today. Four Atlanta errors and t'rjhtlv benched Little Rock hits won for the league leaders. Red Stroder os Gr/d years as manager." Sore Arm May Be Finish Of Detroit's Hal Newhouser By FRANK ECK | his left shoulder. A capsule Is pro- NF.W YORK. Aug. 6. (API—Has! tective membrane. Hal Newhouser reached the end of| Newhouser hopes to find out what trail? 1 can be done abmit his shoulder dtir- the question being asked That's around the American League. Right now Newhouser, once the greatest southpaw pitcher in baseball, has a sore arm. At 30. lie can't pitch a lick and Detroit Tiger -n- agcr Red Rolfe didn't use him on the eastern trip which closed yesterday. Neu'houser hasn't pitched in over three weeks. Detroit Trainer Jack Homcl believes Hal lias capsule trouble in ing the Tigers' home stand which opens today. He'll visit a couple of Detroit specialists. "I think there's plenty of pitching left in my arm." says Nevjhouser. 'It's just a matter of time. I first hurt the shoulder pitching an exhibition game against the Yankees in St. Petersburg in the spring of 1950, But it came around." Rolfe misses Hal but he has hopes for his comeback "because Newiious- For pleasant hours at home Buy Stag by the case — and save! BLYTHEVILLF LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 6 8 p.m. TAG MATCH Red Roberts & Charlie Carr Adults 50c—Children ISc Nature Boy & Lee Henning Fur Reserved Seals. Call S3S9 Also 2 1-Fail 90 Minute Matches Roberts vs. Henning Nature Boy vs. Carr For cool drinks the stars choose Sclienley. ..ivliy don't you? NEW YORK, '-Aug. 6. MV-Norman (Red) Strader said today h» has been fired as* football co?ch of the New York Yanks, a member of the National Professional Fiotball League. ', Strader.. former player atid coach at St. Mary's College (Calif.), has directed the Yanks since 19^6. TryaSchen!ey Highball — so refreshing! Cool off with a Schenley Collins! SSRRK ~"- S 47 it S« L S2 Pint $143 s Q(. t Pint I '/, ft. 3! 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