The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1938 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 18, 1938
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PAGE SIX Blytheville Club Limited to Two Mils In Exhibition . Game BY J. l*. FRIGN'D CAHUTHEnSVJLT.E, Mo., Apr. 18. —-Held lo iwo widely stattpral singles by Um>e Cnnither&villc pitchers, the Hlytlicville Giants in- auspldoiisly opened Ihclr exhibition campaign by being slml oul, 4-6, by the Pllols here*i p day. The hurlers stole the show from the iiltters •wllli mid-season por- forinunccs. Milton "Lolly" I/nvr-ry, Kasler. and Dong Strauss, tho last, Iwo right Imndc-rs, encli tolled three innings for the home club and kept the GiaiH attack completely throttled. Second linscnmn George Prixtt. singled off the .soulji- paw with two down In ilie third for the first Blyllieville hit antl Jimmy Liberia bounced one Utrough first and second off Strauss to open the Mini)) for Ilic nllier. After » shaky start Knslor selllM down quickly and pitched liillcss I>:UI during his mound ;>l:iy. Tommy Cionmui. the 18-year-old, 200-i»UiKl left hnmtcr from N(>w York City, gave ui> nil three runs nnd v-as credited with (lie loss bul deserved a kinder fnte. Tommy WHS touched/for but three of Hie four Pilot safeties in his five Innings and not one of the runs was earned. Two incchniilrnl errors nnd n mental mistake' proved his undoing. Aside from sv tendency to wlldness, he lurried in n swell chunking job. He fanned four, walked the same nunilier. hit one nml uncorked n wild pitch. ,. But Harry Feldmnn, n fellow Imviisiiiiiii of Gorman, provided the greatest sensation. Hurry fnced only ten bntlers after relieving Tommy in the sixth and struck out all but. two. Russell GildlB. Pilot, third baseman, led off in the eighth' by tripling fur over Steve Trnnback's head in right field, but the hot corner was n.s far as he got. Feldmnn retired Ripper Lconhnidl, clean up hitter, Ben Turner, one of last year's leading hitlers, and recruit Bob Hopper, lit order on strikes. He whiffed the entire side - the Inning before. His fast ball fairly blazed to the plate, while his dipscy-do curve had more than just n wrinkle. Ills control was perfect.' Unvery rivaled the visiting curley locks with another great, pitching )>er[6rinancc. He registered seven ' strikeouts, three of Ihi-rn In the third, nnd walked but two. Incidentally, not a bail was hit nut of the Infield off him. Crildig WHS (lie only hitter (o collect a pair of hits. "He had n single in addition lo his three ta»- gcr. Simmons nnd Sacemnn delivered via the scratch route. All Ihe scoring came in (he fourth. Freddie Moiulon tapped a hopper just inside the third base foul line and Jimmy Liberlo hurriedly I leaved- it beyond the score hoard, the runner moving around lo second. Oildig scored Mm with an infield smash just out of Hie reach of Shortstop Dank Dvorak nncl v.-ent. to second on (lie throw to the plate. Leonhardt wnliterl. Gildig- advanced on a wild pilch and Leonhardt swiped second. Turner fanned. Hopper lined to ' Pratt. Boh Slnnton hit to (bird Jim) LJIwrlo again tossed the pellet . over Raguskus' head. Gildig nnd LeonharUt scoring and Slnnton going to second. Simmons bounced a hit off Gorman's glove, the bnll being deflected past first. When he nltemptert lo round first he was trapped. In the subsequent chase Slanton broke for Ihe nlnte and slid under the belated throw BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS The box score: lllyllievllle An K H ro A Ciii'i an, cf 3 0 0 0 0 Kirk, rf 2 0 0 '.'. 0 Tranback. rf I 0 C 0 0 Pratt, 21) 4 0 1 1 I Oxley, If 4 0 0 0 (J Libcrln, 31> 4 0 I 1 1 Maresco, e 2 0 (111 :i Dvorak, ss 2 I) D •> '!, riaguskus. Ib 4 0 I) -1 I Gorman, p ,. 'I 0 0 II 2 Feldmnn, )> 1 0 0 0 U Totals Cailllhl'rsvilli' Eiiccinan, cl — Mnixlan, ss .... Ciildi?. 3b l.eonhardt. Ib .. Hopper, rf Slnnton, 21) Simmons, c Kilo, c Lowery, p Raster, i> Strauss, p ....W 0 'i 'l\ 10 All It II 1-0 A 1 I, 0 il 0 4 0 0 (I U I (I 1 4 1 7 fl 1002 I) I 0000 I 0 0 U 2 i o o o u Tolllls 28 •! 4 27 !> Summary: Knois —Uherto 12), Dvonik <2), Ha&iiskus, Turner. Huns bulled ID—GihUg, Slwumn.s, Three base hit — GilOlg. Hit hy pitcher—Man-SCO iKnsU'r), Dvorak (Strauss), I^imlmidL Kiormnn), Double plnys—'Mnresco lo I.iburUi to Oujriik. Wild pilches "Gorman, Passed balls — Mart'sco. innings pitched—Uowery, 3 with no runs, 1 Jilt: Raster. 3 with no rims, no hits; Strauss. 3 no runs, 1 hit: Gorman. !i wllh 4 runs, 3 hit.s; Mdinan. ;) with I hit no ntn.s. Uuse on balls-.Gorman 4, Uiwcry 3, Knstcr 2. Strikeouts—Gorman 4, Feldmnn H. l/wcry 7, Kn.slx.-r I, Strauss i. on bases —niythcvllle 9. Carulhcrsville f>. Umpires—-Essarj 1 nnd /Mexnitdcr. Gus Wisbar, Ray Meyers Clash Here Rough Ray Meyers will trade grips wllh Gus Wisbar, Ihe Hying Dutchman from Texas, In one of the two bouts on tonight's wrestling card nl Ihe American Legion arena. Tt. will probably develop into n battle between the rough and ready tactics of Meyers and Ihe brawny science of the German youth and mat fans will undoubtedly see plenty of action before (he match is over. Another bout, will feature a tussle between Rain •Curry, of Professor Mike Merouey's newest performers, who is said, (o have been wrestling In other sections of the country wilh unusual success. His foe will bo the long armed veteran, Ciorilla Dilgan. II past performances mean anything Curry will luive lo cope ivilh one of Hie roughest men In Ihe business In [ Ougan. who usually does his slunv of Ihi! trouble making. Opening Games (M Big League Teams NEW YOKK (UP)— OnctiliiK day scheduli's of llu> major league clubs: A|irll 18 American league: N'ew York at lioslon. Philadelphia nt Washington. April 1<I American League: Detroit «l Chicago. Si.. Louis at Cleveland. National League: Hosion at New York, llruoklyn at I'hiladelphla, I'hicago :il Olnelnnatl, PitlsbtirKh ftl St. I.oitlK. ItV The Standings Kniitliri u League VV. L, Pel, Memphis ;| o 1000 Little Hock :i n Clmtlauoogn a o Knoxville 2 1 .(HVJ Atlanta i •> 3M Nashville n 2 .000 Birmingham OH .1100 New Orleans o :i .IKIII Yesterday's Results SiuilluTn League Memphis 2. lilnvdnghain i. Knoxville 4. Atlanta 3. Lillle Rock 4, New Orleans :i. Nashville nt Chattanooga, rnin. Today's Games Soulbi'm Li'aiMii' Will Go Inlo Jewelry Business Wilh Uncle At Memphis Manager !lerschclJ Holjo nii- ni'unced llial Cieorge I'mlt, Infielder. had decided nol lo play rKunlxed b/ l|)is summer with Ihe Dlylhevlllu Olimls. I'ratt plans to iici'e[)(, an opportunity lo go Inlo Ihe Jewelry business will) an uncle. A member of the Glnnls hist season. 1'ialt was counted on lor an inllcld berth, probably at second, this year. He reported lo (he Oreeimood camp last spring ns an outfielder and opened Ihe «'i\so!> !i! left, dele). lie was u.seil lit third a few games during illness and Injury to Hobo and later was shifted lo first, where lie wound up the campaign. Though nol n hnrd hitler, Hie Memphis youth hit timely and was bung- Ing Ihe ball in fine fashion toward Ihe mil of Ihe '37 season, His final average was ,2fi2. He had Ihe distinction of being the only local player, lo play in every game of Ihe season. : As a fielder lie ranked well in all positions thai he played, in 47 games al Icfl field he coni- mllled bill three errors for ati average of .947, second only lo John Shelley. His record as a first baseman was even better, handling BIO chances out of 021 nnd participating in 41 double plays in 57 eames. He had 20 assists, just 17 behind J. Walker. Paragould. in Hint reject de.siMte participating In .slightly more lltati half as many games. The loss of Pralt doesn't help (lie Giant skipper solve his already puzzling Infield problem. Rven with Pralt. iivnilnWe, (here were only live on hand, and two of these are playing at, new i»si- tions. Herman "Hank" Dvorak, normally a Ihlrd baseman, is be- Ing worked nt short nnd Is 'doing well nl It. Jimmy Liberto's pro ri'sxlonal experience has been lim lied lo more Ihnn a year n;; an outfielder. He has been used at third but Bobo figures to he at, that post when Ihi? gong sounds Bobo expects to get help from Fort Smith and hopes it will be Peter (Pumpkin) I'avieh. Tn thai case Dvorak will likely move over lo second. Kd Raguskiis, the Con- necllciit lad. is the only first saek- er on the roster. Following Iheir weak hitting yesterday at Caritlhersvllle, securing only two hll.s oil (luce Pilot Iling- ers, VJobo had r called for more cinplinsis wilh Ihe willow before (hey meet the fnmtiiK House of David lenui here Thursday afternoon. I'ralt and Uberlo were Ihe only locals lo hit safely and not many balls were hit hnrd all afternoon. Chuck Oxley. left fielder, banged a couple on the nose hut had ihe misfortune of driving (hem directly at fielders. Ten Olanl.s went down swinging. Tlic hurling of Tommy "Ix'tly" Boslon, Washington At Today; Naliona) Season Tuesday ... -IJOKOK KIKK&EY llnlleil 1'n'ss Slulf tT.'urrasiiondent NKW yOHK, April IB (UP) — Korgcl tlie recession and Die latest ('iioUillous from Wall Street, pay no ultentlon lo the civil wnv In 8[);iiti. tin- Slno-Japnncso struggle, ihe Home-Hiii-lln tixis, banish nil Iboui'iil.s ul tlii.' O. I. O., A. P. t» li. and Communism—lor the major league lni;.cl):i!l season ofllclally opens today. Tlii; mini In the street. Irorn liroiulway lo the Gulden Gate can I forget nlicjul wars und minor*! of wars, UIXPS und political unrest and transfer Ills thoughts lo u new slrusglc; the bnttti' between Die Natlonnl und American Leagues, Tom Mmiiy started It with Jiis magn/lne story, "The New Minor League—the National?" and Walte Hoyt, the llranklyn Dodgers' pitcher who put in Kt years tu the Amer- Vanks, A's und Tigers, added fuel to Ihe flntne by his piece, ' Ihe American I-eagiie Wins." •Viilinniil Li-ague Aroused Since Hie llrst world series was played In 190:1 It's doubtful If there's been more animosity and hitler feeling between the two tongues Hum on Ihe eve of the Tlie National _ under charges that It Is the inferior circuit, Is out to reclaim Its waning prestige with another red-hot race, nnd victory In ihe nil-Mar game nt Cijicinimll in July n ml tlio World Series 111 October. Hut today (lie storm niul strife is confined inside the separate leagues. As n prelude to (he grand tomorrow (he Alhlctlcs League the Red Sox, campaign. League, smarting Gorman ami Harry Feldman, the New York clly youngsters, was more than gratifying. They displayed excellent, form, good con- Irol of a varied assortment of sluir, and excellent mound iioise. Feldmnn's nbility to work the, corners with his Kipping fast ball was remarkable. He fanned Kipper Lconhnidl and Tom Turner without using a curve ball, keeping the fast one well on I he outside. In all .probability I3obo will choose sides and play an Intro,-! club gninc Hits afternoon. The pllcher.s have organized a. team and have challenged the rest of the group. The proposed game inst Saturday was delayed due lo rain, and it may come oil 1 today. The team worked out at Ifnley Meld Rntiirdiiy. confining the work lo hilling. lilny tho Senator!! at Washington! wilh President' Roosevelt the honor | guest and the world elimnjilon Yankees tangle with tlie lied Sox nt lioston. Then tlie bier opening tomorrow with all 10 clubs In action. Including a Pull-lot's Day dmiMc-liendei- between the Yank- res and Red Sox at Boston. One of the most Intriguing prob- li'ins on Hie five of tlie two 154- (i;uiio races is: Are the Yankees cracking up after dominating the ' it.M'bull world for two years? Yankees Kri-m Listless The Yankees' exhibition record. 1» which minor league rlulw push- i-cl them around, and their genera) demeanor Indicates that they may lie snrfciled with victory. 'Ilielr outward attitude appears to be, "Well, we are the world champions IIJH) we win win ivhcn we get Manager Joe McCarthy, outwardly «t least, has failed to show any uneasiness over ihe situation. He contends the Yankees have tlie KR-alPsl team In Imsebal! and l»Kinning today ami I mm now on v.'ill prove It. The Yankees are almost tlie same learn us last year, with llii! •x«'))tion of young .)oe Gordon at ..•ceo/id base Instead of wise old Tony Lamer!, an Important ecu In six Yankee pennant winners, younger, fa.sler and more agile limn Lay./eri, Gordon may cover more e round but who will be the balance wheel of the Yankee infield now that "Poosli 'em Up Tony" is master-minding us Charlie Grimm's assistant with the Chicago Cubs? The Yanks' big rivals apparently (ire Hie Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. Mickey Cochrnne, now directing the Tigers from the bench, has his worries with School boy Howe's comeback. Tommy Uridgcs' uncertain elbow and two rookies. Ross and Chrlstmaii, ... the infield. But he has three powerful hitters in Ciplirlnger, Green- berj? and York- who can't be laughed oir. Oscar Vitt has put new spirit Into the Cleveland Indians and ha; •A pitching staff built around Allen, Feller, Harder and Gatehouse that marks the Tribe as dangerous. The National League race an IH'ars more wide open limn ibi American with the Champion Giants. Cubs, Cardinals and Pirates, who've dominated first division for the past three years again Ihe strongest clubs. The Giants have another typical Terry team—good pitching,' (iglu MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1938 defense, and balance. There's a sAying among the ball players that Ihe Giants don't beat you, Uiey just keep playing safe imlll you beat yourself. Again this year Terry may have lo operate on that theory. Tho team apparently lacks punch, but it has IliililH-ll and Melton—and what learn can iimlejj lliein? For two years tin: Chicago Cubs have led whiii most observers consider Hie league's best club, but all they could get was a lie for sce.- uncl, and an oiilriglit second, Owu- ff K K. Wrigley has luoiieht In Tony larteii lo help Grhnm gel. results. Again tlie Cubs look like Ilie classiest clulj on paper, wllh the surprise purchase uf Di/y.y Item expected to make the Inn]Ing staff. Figuring Ihe Cardinals is a nightmare. They ;nay be very good or very bad. They have, plenty of power, but the left side of tile in- llcld is a pro!>l(<ii), the i.'fiidiini; i>i diiiibtful and tlie pitching stalf has to prove itselt under lire. As always, the Plrulwi luok (;oo<l in the L :pi'Ing, but ihi-lr pasl pctlorm- ances under pressure temper uny iiicliiialion lo label them anyLliini; more than a ironblesomi! coiUentli-r. Pour new managt'rs will work (bis season. Oseitr Vilt. wild jjian- agcd the Newark Hears in Ihe "Little World Series" championship, .vuccecd.s Steve O'Neill ,-u Cleveland and Galiby Street, who once won ihe world championship with UK- Curdmah. replaces Jim Butlumlcy, who finished oul his season v:ilh the St. Liuiis Browns after Rogers Ilornsby was dismissed. Bill Mc- Keulniie. who won pennants ut St. Louis aiul Pittsburgh and did an outstanding job with Ihe Uostun Bees, is Cincinnati's new boss and Casey Stengel, who was paid not to inmiajje Brooklyn last, season, replaces McKcchnie at llu> helm of Ihe Bees. The National League will use a ball dllleient from the American League this season. II bus been termed a "detid ball." but the only aclual ditlcrencc seems to be that the National League's pdlet is sewn K'ltli S-.slraiul thread insWad of 4-slrand. In exhibition games players couldn't Icll any difference in balling Ihe ball. The pitchers thought maybe they could get a slightly belter Blip on It. ST. LOUIS (UP)—Tlie threat of' war in Europe has Increased, if anytblng, the number of. St. Louts- uns planning vacations n broad this year. 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