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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1919 'Stan Rojek Injured but Pirates Trim Cards 7-1 Behind Dickson; Boudreau and Elliott Also Hurt By Jack Hand (Associated Press Sporls Writer) Injuries lo Stan Rojek. Bob Elliotl and Lou Boudreau. all key men In the Major League pennant races, overshadow the scores In today's baseball news. Rejek's injury may be the most important. If the Pittsburgh short- oslp, the "hustle guy" of Bill Meyer's infield, is lost for any appreciable time, the Pirates' pennant hopes go a-glimmering. A pitched ball by Ken Johnson.*—— ' " fifth St. Louis pitcher, struck Rojek near Hie left eye In Ihe ninth innfng last, nlghl at Sportsman's Park. He walked a short distance. and collapsed just as teammates reached him. Early reports from the hospital Indicated that no fracture was found. The incident took most of the ling out of the Pirates' 1-1 victory over the Cardinals. It should have been a big night for the Pirates because Murry Dickson, the ex- Cardinal who was purchased for Major League Leaders Ky the Associated Press National League Baiting— Schoendlcnst. St. Loul .500: Marshall, New York .474. Runs— Gordon. New York D, Wait kus. Philadelphia 8, Hits— Dark. Boston 16; Emits Philadelphia 15 and Schoendlenst. St. Louis 15. Doubles— Jones. Philadelphia 7; Hnmnc| ._ Pn j|ndplphln, Wallkus ~»-" .......... - — •- ... ., $125.000 last winter, faced his old _ , -mates for the first lime. [Philadelphia and Marion St. Lovils Hues Tic For First ' 4 Dickson, pitching like a man with • T1] _ Sma n,,y. 8 mission. w?s given a nice cushion in the first Inning when the Pirates greeted Howie Pollet with live straight sinoles. Pollet was replaced by Ted wilks before h<- got anybody out In the four-run first Inning. Alter that it was 'luck soup for Dickson who threw a seven- hitter. The win nut the Buccos In .» first place tic- with the New York "Olants lor the National League -lead. : ~'"-The Boston Braves' third basc- tnan, Elliott, was hit on the knee '-•rid carried off the field at Shibc iPark on a stretcher. The big power Irian of the Boston attack was felled KV a line drive off the bat of Pud- eiiri' Head Jones, the Phillies sen- .'s»tlonal rookie. Elliott's Injury was "not considered serious. -•^'Despite Elliott's accident, the 'Braves shut out the Phils. 2-0, on m fine three-hit effort by Warren ^Bpahn. 4-'- Boudreau was forced lo leave the "Cleveland-Chicago White Sox afternoon game when hit. on the left elbow by pitcher Orval Grove. Xray pictures showed the Injury apparently was only a bruise. Cleveland went on a balling spree to ruin the Sox, 11-3 with Mickey Vernon, the ex-Washington first aacker, and Ken Keltner hitting home runs. The New York Yankees' marcn Tfas rudely interrupted at Washington when the win-starved senators came from behind to break a seven- game losing streak. 4-3 In 10 in- The Nats scored three in Chicago 3; Lohrkc. New York 2. Home mini — Livingston. New York. Rnnis. Philadelphia. Torgeson. Boston and Miishl, St. Louis 3 Runs Halted in-Livingston. New York and Ennts. Philadelphia 10. Stolen Bases — I/K'kman. New York and Robinson. Brooklyn 2. Pitching — Scwell, Pltlstjuigli. Kush, Chicago, Branca. Brooklyn. Harttmg. New York. Potter. Boston and Helntzclnian, Philadelphia 2-0. Strikeouts — Simmons. Philadelphia and Spalm. Boston 11. American League Batting — Groth. Detroit .467; Coieman. New York .414. Runs—Joost. Philadelphia 9: Valo Philadelphia 8. Hits—Groth, Detroit and Zernial Chicago 14. Doubles—Zcrnlnl. Chicago and [rack Champions Surrender Title Paps Not to Enter District 3 Junior Competition Friddy There will be « "" w nM'^t 3 J»»or hH'h school truck champion crowned I'YIdiiy »'"l " m ' w stlllc champion cruwncd next week. |-hi. :d<>lphia Conch Jumps Fisher this morning rjosion .. •unionneed thul the slulc and m»- st l/ouis trlct 3 junior clnnnpion Ulythevllle vvaihinflton Pniiooses will not defend tlielr crowns won lust year because the Junior team hus be-on disbanded. lie liullcnn-d that there were scv- fj cn . York eral reasons hut listed only one. lack p it t s |,,,, K h of Interest, which was Indicated by nr<li -,y.|yi-. n poor lurnuul of candidates. Boston . Conch Fisher slated Unit he was £„„,,,.,„ appointed ns junior truck couch only C j ni .| ;llin u n week HBO and that "the Ijo.vs are Sl , /)1||s not in good enough physical condition to enter 11 meet," Prior to Coach Fisher's taking over n.s junior track coach, the I'nps tla<t 1)L ' cn working out dully but only a small number of candidates attended drills regularly, Coach Fisher's announcement dime on I lie eve of the District 3 meet which will be held tomorrow lit the Arkansas State College In Jonesboro. With the Paps not par- Uclpatins this will throw the field wide open with Osceolas junior Seminolcs ranked as their possible ccessor to the district throne. Chirks to Participate The junior district, meet will be Gerry Colemon's Slugging Makes Yanks Look Like Bombers of Old HOW THEY STAND AMKlllCAN I.EMIVK W L New Yolk T 2 Cleveland .5 2 Detroit 5 3 5 5 4 7 7 Pet. .118 .714 .025 .50 U .500 .500 .222 .222 NATIONAL l.KACHJE W By Joe IveR WASHINGTON, April 28. M'l— An unheralded understudy—Oerry Coieman—-Is making the surprising New York Ynnkees look like the potent Bronx bombers of yesteryear, says Manager Casey Stengel. With his solid KlugRliiB It looks as though the 24-year-old -San Franciscan has Kivcn Snuffy Stirn- welss, heretofore the Yanks second sucker, i regular spot on tl. bench. If Stirnwclss should return to the lineup, cither shortstop Phil Rlmilo or third baseman Bill Johnson will probably lie out of the Sports Roundup bj Hu(b f'ullrrliin Jr. SOliTHKIlN Little Rock . Atlanta . ., Birmingham New Orleans Nashville . Mobile . ... Chattanooga Memphis . . lineup, Stengel says Coieman can play any ol the three spot like a veteran. From substitute to shortstop to -Second baseman to sludger is Ihe springtime saga of this carbon copy of former Yank great, Frank Crosetli. They look so much alike that alien Crosettl a.id Coleman walk on the field lojietlicr. the only way you can tell the two apart Is Hint Coieman has lialr on his head. Hitting .111 WASHINGTON. April 28 (/P) — The sign in the window read "168 days until opening B nine"—a warn- in« heeded as much by Washington'., numbers players as by football fans . . . behind it was the kind of oificf you'd expect the flamboyant Ge<ir?p Pre.ston Marshall to oc- cup;- and back in a corner was Gi'r.eml Mnnauci Dick McCann. wearing a puzzled look ... He was sUKlyiiu- a telegram from Notr- Arkansas Women's Golf Champ Plays Polly Riley NEW ORLEANS. April 28— Wl'l— Arkansas Stale champion Betty MacKinnen of near Tcxarkana met title-favored Polly Riley, Fort Worth, in the quarterfinals of the Women's Southern Golf Tournament here today. Miss MacKinnen beat Mrs. A. T. Higslns. New Orleans. 2 and 1. yesterday. Miss Riley conquered Mrs a. T. Schneider, New Orleans, 1 and 6. Margaret Cunther of Mcmphl advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3 and 1 victory over Ed DC' Wortr. of Fort Smith, Ark. Dams, Intl.. which merely said ' Hoilo" ai:d was sinned by Rear Adirirnl John E. Welchel, the Redskins rrw roach ... "I told him to li'l r'.c know when he cot there, and he did." Dick explained. "But 1 can «r> where we're going lo have a heck of a time on the public spcakh'i! circuit wilh him and Sammy Hniipri . . . nausli went to a dinner once where they told him he wouldn't have to mnke a speech. Uist s.i • he'.lo to the folks, and that's „ .--. exactly what he did — Just one Colemnn's meteoric rise a.s a New. wor( j." . . McCann prudently re- [i-amcd frnm adding that nobody [ Stewart. Washington -I. Triples—Valo. Philadelphia. Doerr Boston and Phlllcy. Chicago 2. Hon.e Runs—Stephens. Boston 4 Groth. Detroit nnd Graham. St Lx>nis 3. Rims Batted In Stephens. Bos >n and Groth, Detroit. 12. Stolen Bases—16 players tied wit one. pitching—Trucks, Detroit. Lcm on. Cleveland. Parnell. Boston Brissie. Philadelphia, Lopnl. Nc York and Raschi. Nev York 2-0. Strikeouts — Newhouser. Dctro 18: Trucks. Detroit and Lemo Cleveland 11. , the ninth after Allie Reynolds Luxor a Tigers to Meet Air Base Nine Sunday pitched shutout ball for 8 2:3 nlngs. Clyde Vollincr's triple was the big blow. In the extra frame, LuxonA. Ark., April 28—T Washington hung the loss on lire i.uxora Tigers open their curie man Joe Page. Pitcher Fores i u ascbali season here Sunday ngnii Thompson doubled, took third on ()le Biyiheville Air Base nine, ted Ralph Houk's error and scored on I by Tc(1 wahls. The Tigers, operat- . Ba m riflTiFw 1 * tintrip u jg for the.. second season under he managership of Hoscoe Cole- mnn. nrs Inaugurating ft new playing field this year. Located In the business district of Luxora. the new Id in conjunction with the Cla and B meets til Jonesboro and D Blythcville Chicks will be on nd to defend their 1948 crown. Yesterday, Coach Russell Mosley n Ills li-man squad through a ugli time trial workout, on the nlker Park track which climaxed eparntlons for the district event, 'lie Chicks are scheduled for only Rhl drills this afternoon. This probably will bo the first me in several years that a Class A iccl will be held. Last year the hicks were awarded the Class A •own Just for showing up at the icet as ho other Clnss A school o le district sponsored a team. Tills year at least two othe chools have indicated they will rm cams in the meets. They arc Ma ilia and PiRgott and both are re nstftllillg truck on their sports pro grams after long absences. Competition in Class B Osccoln's senior thiticlads. defcix ng Class B champs, are favored to cad n Ik-Id of some six or eight schools In the "B" meet. The Semt- noies won the "B" crown last year over four other schools. Dell Is also expected to enter teams in the meet. The qualifying preliminaries of the district meets, il needed, are scheduled for tomorrow morning v's Results ASIKIIICAN LEAGUE St. Lou:s 4, Detroit 3, (12 innings! Cleveland 11. Chicago 3. Boston 10, Philadelphia 6. Washington 4. New York 3. (10 NAT1ONAI- LEAGUE Now York 11, Brooklyn 8. Chicago 8, Cincinnati 3. PittrburRh 1. St. Louis 1. Boston 2 Philadelphia 0. SOUTHKRN ASSOCIATION AD carries postponed. Today's Games AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washington. Philadelphia at Boston. St. Louis at Detroit. Only fames scheduled. with the meet proper to get underway tomorrow afternoon. . single, " Another seven-game losing streak -lint broken when the St. Louis : Browns shaded the Detroit Tigers. 4-3 hi 12 Innings with Karl Drews. the Yankee castolf, outnitchlng Hal Newhouser. • Vern (Junior) Stephens had ft big batting day lor the Boston Red Sox in a 10-6 romp over the Phil- »delphl» A's. Stephens hit two homers and a single, driving In five • runs. National League day action was featured by the New York Giants 11-8 win over Brooklyn In > wild contest at the Polo grounds. Rookie Pete Milne's pinch homer with the bases loaded helped the CHanta come from behind after blowing a B-0 lead. , Johnny Vander Meer fell victim of an old ailment—mildness—which I Chicago's Cubs turned Into a six- run rally and an 8-3 victory over ; Cincinnati. I . site promises to be of top-playing condition. Final construction stages are under way this week. Including installation of grandstand accomodn- tlons for more than three hundred patrons. Wiley Tate Is business manager of the local cUib. Mr. Talc 's lain Cancels All Games In Southern Association By The Associated Press All Southern Association game Inst night were rained out. The teams -stayed in the sani desiring games with surrnundin baseball teams of this locality, an any team interested in schedulin the Tigers can do so by contactin Mr. Tate nt Luxora. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Chicago. PiU.sl.nrgh at St. Louis. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games Memphis at New Orleans. Nashville at Atlanta. Chattanooga at Birmingham. Little Rock at Mobile. York regular has been highlighted by Ills .414 batting average which has made him Ihe Yankees' inost valuable asset at the plate. | As leadofl man in the last eislit Y O Q I games, he's rionnrteri out I?, tills In ',„., '?•) times at lint, obtained seven walks, hit three doiibl'-s and n homer, driven in three runs null scored four limes himself. Asked wlr't's the reason for the ne-' look, Gerry said he did il with mirrors and he's not kidding. "I would stand In front of a lull iglh mirror nnd examine my •ince and swing." lie said. "Even- ally I decided that, like plenty other voting fellows, I was more an slightly extra base crazy, ruck me that if 1 (|iiit svnmlng r the fences and paid more at- ntion to getting mv bat on (lie Ml, I'd wind up with more hits.' He put his theories into practice spring trainlnc and the result the New York Yankees' most otcnt slugger. Manila Not to Enter district Track Meet Coach Charles Jollift of Manila ligh School said this morning that Manila would, not enter a team in he District Three track meet at Jonesboro tomorrow. Coach JollUf said he had installed track at the school only this year and did not feel fiat his team could compete with others In the meet. smB hand and remarked: "Thb is stP.I ihi' hand that feeds us—? raiwrki'ble guy. Yon know he's 35 year.', o'd and probably will be play ing fonrball five more years . . Anil when he comes to trainin camp t." actually gains weight whci cvvbcrly else Is losing. He work so" hard on that ranch in Texa all suirmer that it keeps him thin on the Redskins can get in muel mov- 1)1:111 one word when tlie boss. , fi "-vi>feline orator named Mar-i shall, if on I lie premises. j Qniel Season AI'lioiiRh Welchel is taking a quick covir.^e in T-formation strategy fiom Frank Leahy at Notre Dame. Mnrshnll Is in California and the football season is still distant. Licrc's plenty of work being done aro'ind the Rcd.skin.s offii::e . , . The assistant coache.s have been watchine movies for honr.s to prepare cxhi'U.slive iciiorts for Welchel. a .'.ewnm-er to pro football who hasn't lircn an active coach for several years . . . All he wants is a detailed report on everv nm on his «o.iifi plus reports on the offensive a'.'fi defensive formations and the individual stars of every lea:n he'll play next fall . . . They even sent for- pictures from various colleges so as to study the rookie; I' who \vili join the loam next fall ; , "U navs off." 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