The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 28, 1951 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 28, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BIATHEVII.I.E, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, BEKRA FAILS TO SCOItE—New York Yankees catcher Yogi Bcrra, minus his cap, is blocked at the plate by Chicago White Sox Catcher Bud Sheely, (Aug. 26) In the second inning of first game of a doubleheader at ComJskey Park in Chicago. Berra was out trying to score from ilrsi base on Bobby Brown's double Into right Held. Umpire Ls Bill Summers. (AP Photo). Giants Run Win Streak to 16; Now Only Five Games Back Ilj- KAI.I'II KOUEN : Associated Press Sports Writer There's no evidence of panic in Brooklyn today, but the citiy.ens of Flatbush are gi-owing uneasy over the exploits of Leo Diirochcr's surging New York Giants. The hoi siioUs from the banks of j the Harlem Rlvci 1 have soared to j within live games or the pace-set- ! Chicks, Paps Begin 2nd Week of Drills Hodge, Lunsford Boster Senior Tribe's Roster Blyiheville's Chickp and Paps began the .second week of their three-week preseason football training yesterday with rain cooling both the atmosphere and the pace. Both the junior and senior! tribes* worked out in the rain yesterday' but their training pace was n&t near as gruelling as in past days,! The Chicks ran through a long but light dummy scrimmage ai spite of the weather while the Paps ran through tight signal dill Is, [ But both squads can expect a change today. IJoth junior a/id senior coaches had heavy drill cessions lined up for today as they liunched the final week, of their twiopa-day practices. i The Chicks welcomed thej return of two IcUermcn, both laciles, at yesterday's session. Larry Lunsford, the giant sophomore, and big Quincy Hodge, a junior, made th;ir appearances at yesterday's se slon. Elcdge reported a week 1 .te because tie W3.s vacationing ii Texas when practice began. Lunsfi>rd reported for Initial drills but \ uit the squad after the first two diys. Chicks II lock and Tack e Prior to the dummy scrimmage session, Coach Mosley s^U the Cleveland , New York Boston . . Chicago . Detroit Washington Philadelphia AMERICAN LEAGUE VV L Pet. 79 46 18 47 .632 .024 ting Brooklyn Dodgers on the wings I The .Giants increased their unbeaten .streak yesterday ax they took a double-header from the Chicago Cubs, 5-4 In 12 innings and 6-3. The Dodgers split a twi-mght doubleheader with Pittsburgh, winning the opener, 5-0, but losing the second game, 5-2. The contenders in the light American League scramble were idle. They resume action today with the Cleveland Indians out in front by a gnme, entertaining the Pliila- I delphia Athletics while the runner-up New York Yankees are at St. Louis. The third-place Boston Red Sox play at Detroit and the fourth place Chicago White Sox are at home against Washington. The Athletics shaded the Detroit Tigers, 1-0, in the only American League game yesterday. In other National League contests Ihe up and coming Boston Braves swept: a rioublehearter from tlie St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 and 4-2 and Phlla- ( delphia took a pair ol shutouts: from Cincinnati 2-0 and 3-0, ! Larry Jansen chalked, up his 17ih j victory for the torrid Giants tti the opener against- Chicago. The Cubs | pushed home a run in the top of i the 12th but the Gianl.s came right back with two in their half lo pull It out. Whilcy Lockumn singled with the bases loaded to send home the tying run and pinch-hllter Bill Rlgney knocked in Ihe winning counter with a fly ball. Second Game Ensler The Giants encountered easier sailing in the .second game, running up a 6-1 lead in .seven inn- Pennant Races at a Glance NATIO.NAL LKAGUK W. L. I'd. G.mi.-s Behind Brooklyn-. 79 45 I'd. .637 Ke\v York ..... .... Remaining Games: 15 51 Games Left 30 23 Brooklyn at home (12)— Cincinnati :!, Boston 2, Philadelphia 5, New York 2, Away (15)— New York a, Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 2. Chicago '2, St. Louis 3,jBoslon 4, Philadelphia 3. New York at home ( 10;— Pittsburgh 3, Brooklyn 2, Philadelphia 2, Boston 3. \ Awny (IB)— Boston 5, Brooklyn 1, si. Louis 3, Chicago 2, Pittsburgh 2. Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 2. AMKKICAN LEAGUE W. I.. Pel. Games Behind ...19 !(j .632 ... 78 47 ,024 1 ...73 SO .503 i Games Lefl 29 29 31 Cleveland New York Boston Remaining Game.';: Cleveland at home 112'— Philadelphia 3, Chicago 3. Detroit 3, St. Louis 3 . Awny (17.1—Philadelphia 2, Washington 3. New York 2, Boston 2, Detroit 3. Chicago I, St. Louis 1. New York at home 121)1—Boston c, Washington 3, St. Louis a, Detroit 3. Cleveland 2, Chicago 3, Philadelphia 1. Away (9)—St. Louis 2, Washington 2, Philadelphia 2. Boston 3. Boston at home 116)—Philadelphia 2, Washington 2, Detroit 2, St. Louis 3, Chlcaso 2, Cleveland 2. New York 3. Away (15)—Detroit 3, New York 6, Philadelphia 3, Washington 3. Chicks through a long blocung and tackling session. j The Chicks are scheduled/to continue working out twice dplly for the remainder of this week. \^ith the opening of school next Moncky, sessions will be cut to once a St. Louis 38 .593 .544 .468 .423 .402 .311 OB. 1 5 11 20 Vi 26 29 39 Vi Brooklyn . New York . Boston . .. Philadelphia St. Louts . Cincinnati . Chicago . . Pittsburgh . NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. 79 45 75 61 Pebs Split with Nashville To take Nine Game Lead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Little Rock split a doubleheader last night and boosted its Southern Association lead to nine games as second-plac* Birmingham suffered its seventh successive defeat. -4 The season has only 13 days to .637 .595 62 63 58 54 . 52 . 53 .503 .500 .483 .432 .423 .421 G.fc 5 IS n 19 25',; 26 *a 27 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little nock . Birmingham , Mobile . .. Memphis , Nashville . Atlanta . ,. Chattanooga New Orleans W 34 15 13 71 71 69 56 56 Pel, .604 .540 .529 .514 .496 .406 .400 9 10',-J mi 13 15 37',i 28 VI AERIAL ACE— His picture isn't quite as eye-catching as one of his wife (Jane Russell) would be, but Bob Waterfleld Is one of the The Paps have been working out | greatest forward passers in foot- only once a day since the beginning of training. So far. both the Paps and (Chicks have been blessed with a minimum of Injuries. The Chicks havfc only two ot present, in fact. 1 Mel Hay, who is expected to furnish a major part of the triW's offensive spark this year .has been restricted to light drills for tli past three days due to a pulled leg muscle. However, he is reporting; every day and running through coixlition- Ing drills. ball history. The former UCLA ace who will herd the Los Angeles Rams against the Philadelphia Eagles at Little Rock Sept. 1, •vice wiis named to the All- Pacific Coast Conference team, was on all-pro star three years, including 1350. and was the National Foolball League's most valuable player in 1945. nightcap as he drove in four runs! first Inning homer. Jccko Thompon a double mid a home rim. Lefty lugs. Home runs by Ed Slanky and! Bin Wcrlc sUrt(rd for ^tsburgh Monte Irvin eased rookie Al Cor-1 aml received credit for the victory, win to his fifth straight victory ! but Vem Law snved tnc E am c without n loss. Home runs by Hank ! noklm K the Cu^rs hitler Gauer and Bob Ramazzctti account- 1 tne lnst a 2 . 3 »""nps. ed tor all of Chicr.go's runs. I New York's amazing winning spell is the longest in (.he majors this year. The previous high was 14 compiled by the White Sox in May. It also is (he best Giant streak since the 193S club won 15 straight and the longest in the National since the Cubs put 21 together in 193&. Ralph Branca turned in one of Ihe finest pcrfcrmancr.s ot his career in the first game at Brooklyn. Branca had a no-hi Her working until the ninth, when Pete Ca.stij:- lione and George Meihovlch Miieled] with none out. The victory W:IA j Branch's 12lh and srroncl alright } shutout. First innin? lion*'. 1 !?, by Carl FuriHo and Jac^;? Uo^iiiion sewed it i]p. Clyde McCullcuph beat tiv? Doili;- ers almost *ing!eha::Uj"i m the. son blanked the Reds on three blows. Del Wither pounded out consecutive homers In the third, fifth overland seventh innings off Ken Rnf- fensberger to drive home all the S[);ihn Sl<ips Cnnls Lefthander Warren Spahn. working with cnly two days rest, limited the Cards lo six hit,s and fanned 11 ns lie turned in his Ulh victory for the Braves in the opener at Boston. The 11 strikeouts boasted Spalln's total lo 133, high for the major. 1 ). Red Manger held the Braves hitless through the first five innings of the second game but blew up in the sixth as the Braves put together five hits and a walk to score all of their rims. Max Snrkonl, bcuren by Use Cards Sunday, went the distance to post \r.s (cnlh victory, j .. , ,, ~, Surkont .lluwed t,o hlls »,,„ ,„„.; ,„ „„.„,;' !1 V iltlli * c * h ^ lher „,„ 1 nc " nine> . . .„ i rook so tonn to make and were so i Home urn* and brulifliit purhiiigrtxponaiic that most people went jfeatincd the Phils sweep over trie i harcfoo[ , or !n rags ^ G wealthy Reds, sill NicholMMi accounted for: treated their shoes with the care iwth nins in the opener \\ith a given (o precious stones runs in the second game. Ken John.son shut otit Cincinnati on seven safeties. Little Bobby Shantz whitewashed the Tlger.s en seven hits. Dave Pliilley belted Martin siirnrt for a homer in the second to wh] the tame lor the A's. Tiger George Kell collected two hits in three official tries to lake over the league batting leadership [rom the A's Ferris Fain who singled in four trips. Kell is two points up on Fain, .333 to .331. Eagles Get Ready For Rams' Game HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Aug. 28 (AP) — The Philadelphia: Eagles shifted to this city today tn'eir preparations for the approaching National Football League campaign Coming In from Shreveport, La., where they played a 17-17 tie with Detroit, lust night, the Eagles will train in Hot Springs until their Saturday night exhibition with the Los Angeles Ranis in Little Rock. Los Angeles, which lias walloped two exhibition foes without a defeat, will train in Little Rock the latter part of this week. j DeMarco Upsets Feather Champ MILWAUKEE, Aug. 28. tin- Paddy De Murco set a blazing pace last night to upset Sandy Saddler, fe.iUierweight champion of the world, in a 10-round non-title bout before 6,851 fans in the Milwaukee arena. The stocky, bull-shoulder cd De Marco, weighing 136 pounds for a Ti pound advantage over Saddter, avenged the ninth round TKO he suffered nt Ihe hands of the champ nearly two years ago. lite mast serious injury, however, WHS suffered by Jackie Halsteod, rookie hack, who received an nvm injury Friday. Ills arm was reported to have been fractured. He will be out of action for several weeks. Fields, Mobley Win Bloody Wrestle Bout Things got a hit bloody In the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. ' It was a grudge duel with Bill Canny and Bad Doy Brown taking on Lee Fields and Rex Mobley in a winner lake all affair. And before the third fall was over Brown had to be helped from the ring to the dressing room, bleeding badly from a nasty cut over the right eye. The cut was the result of a vicious hnnting dealt out by Mobley and Fields and It finished Drown for the nisht. Canny, after helping his injured partner to the dressing rooms, returned to the ring but couldn't do much with his enraged opponents, i Mobley and Fields won the bont. i They finished off the third round YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League New York 5-6, Chicago 4-3 (firs: game 12 Innings) Brooklyn 5-2, Pittsburgh 0-6 Boston 6-4. St. Louis 3-2 Philadelphia 2-3, Cincinnati 0-0 American League Philadelphia 1, Detroit 0 (Only game scheduleril Southern Association Atlanta 8. New Orleans 5 Mobile 5. Birmingham 3 Chattanooga 12, Memphis 9 Little Rock 2-6, Nashville 1-7 TODAY'S GAMES National League Pittsburgh at New York Cincinnati at Brooklyn night St. Louis at Philadelphia night Chicago Et Boston night American League New York at Si. Louis night Washington at Chicago night Boston at Detroit Philadelphia at Cleveland nisht Southern Association Night Games Memphis at Nashville New Orleans at Atlanta Little Rock at O^ailanooga Mobile at Birmingham NCAA Endorses Major Bowls Others Must Apply For Sanction, High Committee Reports ankg-yn52 etaoi shrdl etaoin shru CHICAGO, Aug, 28. (/PI— The National Collegiate Athletic Association has endorsed football's major bowls games this season but has warned that sponsors of many other post-season contests thus far have failed to apply for necessary certification. Without being officially certified, bowl promoters will be forbidden to latch colleges holding membership n the NCAA. The final <|ate for receiving applications Is Oct. 1. Wilbur C, Johns of U. C. I*. A head of the NCAA Extra Events tomrnittee, said applications havi ".ot been forthcoming from sponsors of such bowl games as the jator, Tangerine, Cigar and Pine apple. Tite committee made favorabl reports on the Rose, Sugar, Cotton Orange, Sun. Salad, Presidental anc Refrigerator Bowls. Johns said official sanction wi! be delayed, however, until "certai technical phases" are cleared up He said certification probably wi be made in two weeks. The NCAA sets forth a numbe of minimum requirements for cer tification of post-season lootba games, including the stipulatio that competing schools be give at least 76 per cent nf the receipt Four all star games do not com under NCAA jurisdiction. Thes are the Eas.-West Shrine, th Blue-Gray, the North-South the Senior. Contestants in thes games have completed their colleg eligibility. Reports Say MacArthur Refused Commissionership NEW YORK, A'-2. 23. (AP)—Gen. Douglas MacArthur was promised the job of baseball commissioner by unanimous vote but turned it down flat, it vzz reported today. The front-running Traveler* beS) ashville, 2-1, in the first g»m«; nd the Vols came back to tak* te afterpiece, 1-«. Birmingham's Barons lost to :obile, 5-3. Atlanta defeated New Orleans. -5, and Chattanooga won from Memphis, 12-9. Chattanooga's vic- try lifted the Lookouts out of th« •liar and New Orleans dropped to le bottom. Babe Barna leads the league in alt ing and it was the Babe who nocked In Nashville's winning run the second game. Barna got'six its In eight times at bat in the wo games. Both of Little Rock's uns in the opening game were un- arned, Birmingham threatens to tie the ongest losing streak since Eddie Qlennon took over as general manger. In 1948 the club lost eight in row. Chattanooga got 22 hits off six Memphis pitchers. Atlanta's victory over New Or- eans was the Crackers' eighth at lome in the last nine games. 25 Amateurs In Qualifying At Memphis MEMPHIS. Tenn., Aug. 28. Two state . champions were among 25 golfers who teed up here today In regional qualifying play for the U. S. Amateur tournament. Eddie Merrins, the teen-aged Meridian ace who holds the Mississippi crown, and Ross Collins of Monticello, the Arkansas champion and national left-handed king, were among those favored to grab a ticket to the big show. Three others marked most likely to succeed were Memphis city champion Hillman Robblns, Jimmy Wittenberg, former Tennessee titleholder, and Harreld "Klrkpatrick. of Greenville. Ky. Only three tournament berths are open to entrant* here. The 36-hole qualifying round was over the Memphis .Country Club par-70 course. The U. S. Amateur opens Sept. 10 in Bethlehem, Pa. with Mobley pi minutes with Kansas villain in fine minutes That gave Fi ntng Canny in two artwheels after the out of three first round hi ley defeating : ute.s with cartv ing Canny fiv drop kicks anc The second and Brown in In the prelir beat Canny cartwheels : Fiohls in ci^ht' hold. Charlie bmiLs. whipped Fields with a surf board. Ills and Mobley two Us. They won the minutes with Mob- rown in seven min- teels anil Fields lick- minutes later with * pin. ill went to Canny even minutes. The general -== no: immediately, available lor comment en the re-! pon, but his aid*, Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney, declining to confirm or deny it. said: "As far as 1 knovc, the general has never given serious thought to the baseball commissionership." MacArthur was expected to make statement, lat^r today. The Chicago Tribune, in a Wash- ngton dispatch, quoted a baseball lub owner as saying a committee epresenting the owners had spent hiee hours with the general last week in hLs suite at the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel here. The unidentified owner, accord- ng to the newspaper, said the committee had told the general he would be elected unanimously if he inary bouts, Mobley 10 minutes with Brown \von over linutcs with a crab officiated all Prized for Smoothness NOW Own the Most Modern Rnc Car Save §957 lo$13i ( J'* mbassador —with c\- jilc! 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