The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1951 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 23, 1951
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.f AGE SIX BLTTHEVILI/B, .)' COURIER THURSDAY, AUGUST », 19W Indians Open Crucial Series With Runner-UpYanksToday By RALPH RODEN Associated Press Sports Writer Cleveland's electrifying stretch drive for the American League pennant enters another critical stage today as the Indians clash head on with the runner-up New York Yankees. The Indians, out In front by two*games, have three of their aces ready for the Invading Yankees, who limped to hem Detroit. Manager Al Lopez will shoot Bob L«mon (14-9). Early Wynn (14-11) and Mike Garcia (17-8) against the defending champions. Bob Feller (20-5), ol course, is in reserve. The Yankee pitching plans are not as formidable Vic Raschl (17-7) will face Lemon today. Jack Kramer (1-3) Is scheduled for Friday night's game and Ed Lopat (15-7) Is slated to \vork in the series finale Saturday. Allie Reynolds (12-7) originally .was scheduler! to so Friday night, but the fast-balling righthander worked four innings yesterday as 'the Yanks dropped a 7-6 12-innlng decision to the Tig»rs. Kramer started the game and lasted less than t\vo innings. The Indians rested (heir big four yesterday and gambled with rookie Bob chakales against Washington. Chafcales didn't last but the Indians pulled out a 6-5 H-lnning victory to increase'their lead to t-wa games. yanks Hold 1 EilgK New York enjoys a 11-6 edge over the Indians in the season's scries. However, the Yanks have won only three out of eight in Cleveland. B}b Avala homered with two out In the 14th off Sandy Consuegra to give the Indians the edge, over Washington. Dole Mitchell sent the game into overtime for the Indians %vith a three-run homer Jn the eighth. The victory was the Indians' 18th In their last 22 starts and their 15th straight at home. Steve Grornck pitched the last seven Innings and allowed only three hits to pick up .his sixth triumph. Johnny Oroth . singled home Oeorge Kell from third with the Tigers' winning run Rgainst thi Yankees. The Yanks Jumped off to a. 4-0 lead In the first inning and led, 6-3 going into the eighth when pat Mullin blasted a three-run homer to send the game into overtime. Virgil Trucks permitted only two hits and fanned live In the last four innings to gain credit for the victory. In other American League games the Philadelphia Athletics swept a twi-nlght doublehender from the Chicago White Sox, 5-2 and 8-1, and • the Boston Red Sox beat the St. ,-Louis • Browns, 3-1, In 13,.innlngs.' Bob Hooper, stopped ' the' White, Sox on eight hits In the opener and Sam Zoldak limited Chicago to six hits In the second game, Gus Zer- nial homered in each game for the A's to boost his output to 37, tops in the American League. The Red Sox won out in the 13th when Brownie Tommy Byrne granted a single and four walks. Byrne walked 16 during the game. Leo Kiely was the winner. Bums Top Cards Again In the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers captured a day- night doubleheader from the St. Louis Cardinals. 4-3 and 8-7. The runnerup New York Giants ran their winning streak to 11 games' by defeating the Cincinnati Reds, { 4-3. The Philadelphia Phils down-1 ed the Chicago Cubs, 4-0, and the' Boston Braves edged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 In ten innings. Both Dodger victories were ten inning affairs. Gil Hodges singled home the winning run in the first game and Jackie Robinson drove in the payoff counter in the night contest with his fifth hit. Clyde King won both games in relief to boost his record to 14-5. The Dodgers have now won 14 straight from the Cards. Whitey Lockman doubled home A! Dark In the eighth Inning to break a 3-3 tie and give the Giants the nod over the Reds. Sheldon Jones was the winner in relief. Robin Roberts blanked the Cubs on five hits for the Phils. The triumph was Roberts' nth and his sixth shutout. Sibby SIstI scored ".the Braves' winning run against the Pirates from third base on a wild pitch. Dodgers Doit Again— Take Two from. Cards By THE ASSOCIATK!> PRESS You do not havfi to be as old as the kid next door to remember when the meetings between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers were strictly toss-up alfahs. ••* Now things have changed. Now Ihe only question is In what man- Murphy By Joey Maxim Lighr Heavy King Surprise Winner in Championship Hour By TED SMITS NEW YORK, Aug. 23. (AP) Joey Maxim-' settled the world's light-heavyweight crown tightly on his swarthy brows today b'y virtue of his surprising 18-round decision over free-swinging Irish Bob Murphy. It was a case of boxing science versus trawling and science won. Three tough challengers await Maxim. Most probably the* champion will light Bob Satterfleld In Chlcngo Dec. 7. There is talk of a right In London with the British champion stocky Don Cockell. And out on the Pacific Coast there If Harry "Kid" Matthews, who, his supporters claim, Is the best of the lot. The action-packed fight in Madison Square Garden last night came ns a shock lo the experts, who picked Murphy to win and mnde htm the 12-5 bolting favorite. .This was Maxim's first defense of the title since he won It 19 months ago In London from Freddie Mills. "About the seventh or eighth round I thought I had things under control, but he scared me every round," said Maxim afterwards. "I felt very strong, but I Just riicl- n't have that little teeny-zip you need," said Murphy. "I had him sick plenty of times. If it hadn't been for the ropes he would have sone down in the first round, and if he had gone down I think I might have finished him." From the fifth round on Murphy fouirht with his right eye almost £, ? ;, J> eer! "S grotesquely out of his lett.but wading In fearlessly, and taking repeated sharp comblnntlon punches to the head and body Mur phy wanted to fight at close rang ? n u d ™ 5 * m . ln " to «»*« ««*! Pun ncr ttre the licjic'er, at Ebuets 1'lcld, Brooklyn used the same s took two 10-lnnln and 8-7. Those victories made it 14 >traight [or the Dodgers over St Louis. Pitcher Clyde King was credited with both triumphs, appearing In relief to bolster his record to 14-5 for the season. Young Tom Poholsky and rookie Dick Bokelmann were the losers. A single by all Hodges accounted for the daylight profit and Jackie Robinson's fifth hit of the nigh jame climaxed Brooklyn's comeback after trailing 5-0 and 7-2 at earlier stages of the contest This afternoon Max Lanler (7-8 will attempt to do the apparen ^L^L^^^^Si X egress! sco£dV?£. "^ *"" going to Impossible while Brooklyn .wil string along with Don Newcombi (18-6). At Sportsman's Park lost nlghl the ' Boston Red Sox—who onct proved capable of trampling the St Louis Browns with ease—had to go 13 innings before grabbing a 3- trlunvph 'over the last-place team In the American League. And the method of victory wa even more unusual for the power house Red Sox. They had to accep' the winning runs on a forced basl: as Brow/ile pitcher Tommy Byrn walked the bases full and then walked two more to push the decid ing markers across.'Byrne walked a total of 16 for the night. Rookie Leo Kiely (4-2) was th winner, although he tired in th 13th and was relived by Bills Kin der who made pinch-hitter Sherrr Lollar hit Into a rtmibleplay to «ni the 3 hours, 52 minute contest. Fred Snnford (3-7) Is jhe BrownJ choice against Mel Parnell (14-8) 1 the final and rubber game of th three-game series today. from short and long range. There .was no argument over th decIslon™Referee Ruby Ooldstel scored lt:.10 : roiinds for Maxim, thn for Murphy "and two even; tl -le NATIONAL LEAGUE W L PC, G.B. ... 76 41 AH . ... ... 70 (1 .619 g SOUTHERN Little Rock . Birmingham . Mobile Memphis . ,., Nashville . ... Atlanta ihattanooga . New Orleans . / ASSOCIATION IV L tt.t. O.B ..81 52 k» .... ..15 59 'fi60 6 ", ..10 63 ,',526 11 .. M 64 :ill 13 .67 66 .504 1« ..64 CD .481 17 .. 54 18 .409 26'i ..54 81 .400 28 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS ' Nal'onal League New York 4. Cincinnati 3 Brooklyn 4-8, St. Louis 3-7 (both games 10 innings) Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3 (10 Innings) Philadelphia 4, Chicago 0 American League Cleveland 8. Washington S (14 innings) Detroit 7. New York « (12 Inn- Ings) Philadelphia 5-i, Chicago 2-1 Boston 3, St. Louis 1 (13 Innings) Southern Association Little Rock 2-7. New Orleans 0-2 Nashville 6-8, Birmingham 1-3 Mobile It, Menphls 5 Atlanta 4, Chattanooga 0 TODAY'S GAMES Natlonll League St. Louis at Brooklyn (Only game scheduled) Amerjcin League ' New York at Cleveland Philadelphia at Chicago Bostcn at fit. Louis Washington at Detroit Southern Association Nigh! Games • Mobile at Mnnphis New Orleans at Little Rock Chattanooga at Atlanta Birmingham it Nashville jame Officials to Outline Mans for Shooting Area Plans for the developing of land recently purchased t Big Lake into a public shooting area will be discussed by '. A. McAmis and other state and federal wildlife official* t an open meeting in the Court House here Sept. 5. The public meeting has been *ranged by the Mississippi County Vildlife Association »nd Rosa Stens, association president, It urg- n; all Interested persons to attend. The meeting Is scheduled for 7:30 McAmi*, executive secretary BROTHERS IN ARMS Jack, left, and Gene Kcrnan constitute what is believed to be the only brother combination ever to umoire in organized baseball. They are in their first year professionally in tre Class C Pioneer League out west. (NBA) Wilkinson to Mix Spread In With Sooners' Split-T By AUSTIN BEALillEAR NORMAN Okla., Aug. 23. <AP>—National Champion Oklahoma wl. lelve its fanvd split-T offense at times this fall in favor of a surtax irmation tha. scatters players hall way across the football field. Champs to Play In Semi-Pro Meet WICHITA, Kas., Aug. 23. (IP t — The Fort Wayte, Ind., Capeharts, defending charipiqns, make their first start tonight In this year's National- Semi-pro ^Baseball tournament. They play theJPerrysburg. Ohio, club In the final game of a five- game card. Forf Wayne has won the national tide the past four years. I Two of the (double-elimination tournament's trb teams battled through a wile! game last night with the SinlonjTex., Oilers finally edging the Lafaitte, Ind., Red Sox 9-8. The victor! advanced Slnton Into the third iround undefeated. It was Lafayetttjs first loss. 2 DA Bombers to Play Two Games Here The BIythevillo Bombers. Negr. scrr.i-pro team, will play two sames at Walker Park this werkend^ Tomorrow nieht the Bfrnb^rs will tangle with the Hayti D~dgcrs in an arc-light affair flated to start at 8:30 Sunday afternoon the Bombers will take on the Union City Giants at the park. The time of this game it 2:30 p.m. Bennett Named Malvern Coach MALVERN, Ark.. Aug. 23. HV David N. Bennett, former assistant football coach at East Mississippi Junior College, has been appointed athletic director and head coach at Ma hern High School. FOR SALE LUMBER Oak & Cypress All Dimensions BULLINGER'S STORE at Gilberts Crossing or Call 66-15 FRIDAY and SATURDAY Ail Porch & Lawn Furniture ! 1 '2 Hubbard & Son Phone 4409 Furniture ftlytheville Ark. This staring revelation comes, om Head Giach Bud Wilkinson.' hose Sooneis rode the split-T irough 31 straight victories before ley stubbed heir toes In the 1951 .igar Bowl girne. "We don't htend to discard the Plil-T," said Wilkinson at a pre- ason news conference, "but we on't be able to take the ball and am it down the opposition as e have dom in the past. 'So, a lot ot our plays will be un from a spread formation. And e will do a lot more passing than 'er before." As Wilkinson explains his newest ralnchild. it will resemble the ouble wing, with the ball carrier anding alcne about nine yards tralght behind the center. The alanced line will be spread wide, leasurlng some 27 yards from end > end. ; Vessels Is Key The team will-go into the forma- tion from the huddle and the ba will be snapped without a shil The defense won't know whethe the play is going right or let whether it will be a run or a pass Even the man with the ball won make up his mind whether to ru or pass until after the play start You get a distinct impression tha Wilkinson's decision to adopt t spread attack as a supplementa weapon was Influenced somewh by the presence in his backiield Billy Vessels. Around here this year, they're ex pccting great things of Vessels, slashing ball carrier, who also ca pass on a dead run at either d rection, he is looked upon as th chief rival of Nebraska's Bobb Reynolds for All-America halfbac honors. "As long as vessels Is in shap we'll scare everybody," says Wilki son. admitting that,the junior hal back, will be the key to the Okl; .m. Mr. Vols Grab Two : rom Barons Trov* Stretch Lead To 6Yi Games with Twin Win Over Pels Nashville's Vols. knocking hard n the door to the Southern Asso- lation's first division, knocked the 3irmingham Barons 6',4 games ofl he pace last night and pulled to ,'lthin one game of the fourth place •lemphls Chicks. With big Babe Barna leading the way, the onrushlng Vols battered Birmingham twice, 6-1 and 8-3, for heir eighth and ninth victories In :heir last 12 starts. Barna, who has been whacking ,he ball at a 151 clip for the past 59 games, rapped four hits in six at aat to hike his season average to .348. Lltle Rock stretched Its league lead by two games, grabbing both ends of a doubleheader from the Sew Orleans Pelicans, 2-0 and 7-2. behind two fast righthanders. Bill Connelly blanked New Orleans on four hits' in the opener. Shortstop Clem Koshorek drove in one run and scored the other. Verne Williamson stopped the Pels on three hits to gain his 10th victory in the nightcap—the sixth Little Rock hurler to reach that figure. Mobil- clubbed the Memphis Chicks, 11-8, to solidify Its hold on third place; and Atlanta whitewashed Chatanooga, 4-0. homa offense. "He seems to be better when he does something on his own than when he does what the coaches tell him." With experience lacking at ends, center and the defensive secondary, Wilkinson will rebuild his line around All-America tackle Jim Weatherall. He will be seeking defensive backs from the crop incoming freshmen, eligible for varsity competition in the Big Seven this year. of the Arkansas Oame snd Kih Commission which purchased th* 17,000 acres from Drainage District 17 last month, will explain the commission hopes to do to the developing ol the area. The 17,000 acres were purchased for the primary purpose of establishing a duck hunting area at the lake which will be open to the public. Other wildlife auihorities Invited to attend the meeting are John O. Campbell ol Oneida, state game and fish commissioner; T, J. Holder, federal aid coordinator; Tom Mull of the educational department, of the Game and Fish Commission; and game wardens Bean Hicks of West Memphis. J. W. Taylor of Osceola and Cecil Graves ol Blythe- vllJe. Mr. Stevens stated that the state and federal authorities will explain what they plan to do toward developing the area and will ask for suggestions from sportsmen attending the meeting in hopes of getting some ideas of what hunters want In the way of a shooting area. Mr. Stevens said that a meeting of the Mississippi County Association will bs held the same night for the purpose of electing new officers. PGA-National Caddie Meet & In 3rd Round COLUMBUS, O., Aug. 23. «P)— The favorites, headed by riualifying medalist Bill Curtis of Detroit and runnerup medalist Bill Parker of Tulsa, Okla., today headed into the third round of the PGA-Nattonal Caddie tournament. Yesterday's two match-play rounds reduced the fields in both the championship and consolation nights to "sweet sixteen." Curtis coasted through the first round by humbling Paul Blum, Rochester, N. Y., 7 and 5, and then slapped down Billy Fraley, Hunting ton, W. Va., by the same score In the second round, Parker mastered Stanley Shipley, Dayton, O.. 5 and 4. in his first round match and then tripped John Manuel, Sandusky, O.. 4 and 3 to take his second verdict. •The quarter-finals are scheduled this afternoon, the semi-finals tomorrow, and the 36-hole finals Saturday. SEE IT AT THE GREAT ROYAL I For all cars-all fires/ See Unforgettable Test Results! 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