The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 4, 1949
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PAGE SIX BLVTHimLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWB THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1943 Dom DiMaggio Extends Hitting Streak to 30 Games as fiosox Nip Browns 9-3; Cards Wm 7-0 By Jack Hind (Associated Press Sporli Writer) Dominie DiMaggio, Joe's "kid brother," Is sparking the Boston Red Sox'i belated pennant drive »-ith ills 30-game Wiling streaK. Th« lillle professor must hit in 26 more consecutive games belore lie can tie his big brother's major league record of M, set in 1941. Since he started the string June 29 he lias averaged .337 Klin a liberal spraying of extra base blows among his 45 hits. With DiMaggio on his batting* sjiree, Ted Williams leading HOW THEY the league in Hitting at .344 and the plu'hing staff rounding into form, the Sox look like the standout team thoy were supposed to be last spring. Still third fix full games behind (lie New York Yankees and two back of second place Cleveland, the Sox once again are within striyng distance of the leaders. Ellis Kindcr'.s 14-strikcout Job In yesterday's 9-3 romp over the St. Ixinis Browns is the latest indication of Boston's new-found pitching strength. That was the season • high for Ihe majors. Barely Misses Record Kinder vva.s only four short of the record of 18 set by Bobby Feller as he mowed down the lowly Brownies. The New York Yankee.? boosted their marpin over Cleveland to four games by downing Detroit. 7-5. The Indians' scheduled night game Washington was rained out. Kank Biasalti, Connie Mack's rookie first baseman, saved his first hit of the season lor a big moment, whipping Chicago 3-2 with an eighth inning double. He had gone hnless in 17 trips thts season. St. Louis clung to its half game -lead over Brooklyn in (he National • League by blanking Boston 7-0. last night .»lter the Dodgers thumped Pittsburgh 10-5 in the afternoon. Howie Pollet, pitching one of his best games of the season, hung tip his'fourlh shutout and I4tn victory with a four-hit job. The New York Giants, hottest club in baseball at the moment, ran their streak to six straight victories. dumping Chicago, 4-1, on D.ive Koslo's five-hitter. Ken Raffensberger of Cincinnati . turned in the pitching gem with a two-hit shutout over Philadelphia, 2-0. Only 29 batters faced Haffensbcr- ger. He gave up a single to Gran • H&mner In the third and another single to Andy Seminick In the ninth. Vols Gain Tie For SA Lead; Barons Divide NATIONAL LEAGUE W I. 81. Louis ............ «0 Brooklyn ............ 59 New York Boston Philadelphia Pittsburgh ;. Cincinnati . Chicago 52 52 50 48 48 52 40 58 38 65 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L New York ............ 61 36 Cleveland ............ 57 40 Boston .............. 56 43 Philadelphia ........ 55 4« Detroit .............. 55 47 Chicago .............. 41 59 Washington .......... 36 59 St. lonls .............. 34 65 Pet. .812 .608 .531 ..5M .506 .464 .408 .356 Pet. .629 .588 .5S6 .545 .539 .410 .379 .343 SOUTHERN LEAGUE W L Birminxliam .......... IM 40 By The Associated I'ress Big Babe Barna slapped oul a bases-loaded double and then scored himself In Ihe eighth inning to give the Nashville Vok a 9 to 5 decision -v*r the Mobile Bears last night. The victory put the Vols into a tie with the F minRham Barons for the Southern Association leadership. The Barons divided a double-header with the Little Rock Travelers. The Travs blanked the Barons, 8 to 0. In the opener to cut their victory string at six strnlBht. Jsck McKinney limited the Barons to only two hits in winninp the seven- inning opener. It was McKinncy's first start and his first victory for the Truvs. The triumph gave Little Rock A five-game whining streak. Its longest since lh< middle of April. The resurgent Barons slugged :.ittle Rock's new htirler. Al Yay- iati. for 17 hits in the bedtlmer to win 8 to 4. New Orleans Pelicans romped tome with eight runs In a bis Hth lining rally to down the Chattanooga Lookouts \ f to T. Roy Bueschen blasted two home mis to lead the Memphis Chicks o a 4 to 0 shutout of the Atlanta Crackers in the second of a double liill. The Crackers won the first contest. 6 to 3, oti Ralph Brown's erand slam circuit smash in the third Inning. Nashville Mobile New Orleans Atlanta Little Rock . Memphis Chattanooga . 67 S6 56 52 48 44 43 Pet. .615 .615 .528 .523 .481 .45' .407 .384 Yesterday s Results AMKKICAN LEAGUE Boston 9, St. Louis 3 New York 7. Detroit 5 Philadelphia 3. Chicago 2 Cleveland at, Washington rain. Californians Dominate Play In Jaycee Meet HOUSTON, Tex., A us. 4—f/n- Match play began today in the .National Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament with a chatnpiotiship California team threatening lo dominate Defending champion Gone Littler, San Diego .yesterday pacert the Californians to the team title by posting a five under par 36- hoJe 137 for medalist honors of the fourth annual meet. Four of the five low medalist scores were turned in by Californ- jans with only Dean Litid, Rock- lord, 111., last year's USGA junior champion, preventing a complete monopoly. The Call for nians breezed to an easy title with. 566 points to 6ft6 for the Illinois and Texas teams which tied for secnd place. It took a score of 165 to qualify ior match play which is to continue on a double routid basis through Saturday. The 36-hoIe finals are set for Sunday. U.S. Ryder Cup Team Names Hogan Captain CHICAGO, AUK. 4. -AP) — Ben Kosan. golKs man of the year in 1948. has been honored with the captaincy ol Lite U.S. Ryder Cup nci. although injuries sufferer! in an auto collision have sidelined him from links action. The Professional OnJfers' Association announced yesterday that Hogan, the mighty bantam, will appear with Ihe U.S. team in Boston, although he will not be able to compete. On An?. 37-28 at Boston's Bcl- niont Country Club the special challenge match will be played. The Ryder Cup matches will be contested in England, Sept. 16 and 17. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 10, F'ittsburgh 5 Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 0 New York \. Chicago 1 St." Louis 7, Boston 0 SOUTHERN LKAGUK Atlanta 8-0, Memphis 3-4 Little Rock 8-4, Birmingham 0- Mew Orleans 14, Chattanooga ill innings' Nashville 9, Mobile 5 Today's Games SIHJTHKK-N LEAGUE (All Night Games) Atlanta at Memphis <2>. New Orleans ;U ClmtUmooga. Birmingham at. Little Rock i2) Mobile at Nitshvillc YD. NATIONAL LLAGUK Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. New York at Chicago. Philndclnhl: at, Cincinnati <2j. Boston Ht St. Louis. AMERICAN LKAGUE Detroit at New York. Chicago at Philadelphia, night. Cleveland at Washington, fain. St. Louis at Baston. Luxora-Osceofa Basebaf/ Game Delayed One Wee The Filth District League gan between the Luxora and Osceo ju.itor Legion teams scheduled Osceola yesterday was nostnon until next week. 'Hie Osceola team wss in St. Louis yesterday to wit- news the Card in a Is-Host on Braves same t's Those Fans, Again Attention, Brand) Rickey. Your sole right ol laying the blame to : Inns when 'something goes wrong is being trespassed upon and by, all people, a football man. We arc speaking, of course, of Mr. Matty Bell, Ihe lead horse of the MU Mustangs who has come up with a new answer to the age-old ueslion of "Why are football coaches the world's worst pessimists?" While addressing a session of the Hot Springs coaches clinic the her day Master Matty was quoted as answering the question with there's a reason for all the moaning In the couching profession. Your ans can easily lei their enthusiasm run away with them. Then the oys become affected. And nothing is the great leveler in football so ,uch as over-confidence." That. Mr. Rickey, may not equal some of your excuses but we. think irely you can find grounds for a suit .somewhere in lines. If noth- g more. Die principle of tlic thing. Sports Roundup H«fh Jr. Moans On However, Bell must hsu'r smelk'd the danger in his words lor he id back track a lUtle. In auothcr quotation Moanin' Matty covered up •iih "But I'm not a moaner anymore. You can't moan when you have Kood team and we'll be a good team this ycjii 1 ; we'll jjive everybody rouble. But we're likely to lose three or four games." "You know," Moanin' Miilly moaned on, "we lost Gil Johnson who urncd pro before his eligibility ran out. Walker (Doak) is a great >ack. He's the heart of our ball club. Hut even as great as he is, it fjnk Johnson's passing to pull several games out of the fire in '47 and '48. Vc don't know how we'll do without him." But Hell wnsn't the only one shedding nlli<4<itor tears in ihe faces of lie visiting press, according to the Associated Press. Their was another iiuliron strategist th»t brought along a complete set of crying towels. ic «'as Frank Leahy who would like nothing better lhati to have the yucwriter brigade believe that his Notre Dame Irishmen are all but buried Heath the Rvnlanche of a losing seiison. "We're going to lose some games his year." said Leahy, "We tost seven regulars from our 1943 team. You hink we can fill their shoes? Well, we can't. Just because we're Notre Dame we're supposed to ne five or six deep at every position, but I'm tell" ig you we aren't this year." Which brings to mmil the old saying "There's nobody more pessimistic than a football coach, except mav>>e two football coaches." And you, the fans, are the cause o! it all. Tsk, tsk. By B«b Myers (SubbLnf For Hugh Fulkrton, Jr.} LOS ANGELES. Aug. A. (fP) — What a difference • few years make. In the first international competition Nippon has had since the war, Japan is sending six swimmers to participate in the United States AAU swimming and diving championships here Aug. 17-19. F'-st reaction to the word that record-breaking FIEronoshtn Furuh- hl and his mates are coming has <en indifference. Promoter Jimmy McHugh, a ng writer by profession, wired resident Truman and General acArlhur, seeking approval ol the Odds 'n' Ends A Blythcvlllc baseball fun reports (hat while attending a St. Loui: Browns game in Sportsmans Park the other day he asked a concession waitress to include onion with his hot dog. "No onion when the Brawn play," was the reply. "Onions only when the Cards play." Maybe lha explains why the Cards have splurged out front. Sylvester (Pop! Mosley and his maintenance crew have Haley Fiel in a fine condition as the opening of football season draws ever nearer Grass on the field was allowed to obtain a full growth before bein mantL'iired and the turf is in excellent shape. The new lighting syste; and new stadium seats are Iwing instance] as rapidly as possible for th fans' brneHt and now all we II need will be another humper season. Luxora Tigers Play Caraway Team Sunday LUXORA. Aug. 4—The I.ll.xora Tigers will meet the Caraway Cardinals in the feature Bailie of a double-header on the I,u\ora diamond Sunday fternoon. In the first game of the twin- bill the Luxorn junior Legion team will meet (he FTth District champion Marlon-West Memphis outfit in a seven-inning Fifth District League contest with the Tigers- Caraway tilt to follow. This will be the second meeting between the Tigers and the Red Birds this year. In the first meeting at Cara'way the Red Birds were an to bring them here. The gen- al, to quote McHugh, "gave his .essing." Furuhashl and Dhiro Hashizuma, 'ho recently swam a dead heat In 1500-meter raced limed unoffi- lally at 18 seconds under the 'orld record, should provide a tern test for young Jimmy McLane, America's defending champion at 800 and 1500 meters. Less Is known about Yoshljlro Hamaguchi, Snmio Tannka. Shuichl dyrayama and Shigeyuki Muray- ima. If there has been any marked •riUeism or enthusiasm lor the renewal of -''iletic activities with he Japanese, this corner .hasn't leard it. Solicited for reaction was Louie Zanipeiiui, former University oj Southern California track star and victim of Japanese brutality as prisoner of war. His on the spur of the moment comment: "Let 'em come. They didn't have anything to do with bringing on the war. I'm in favor of letting the Japs back in the Olympic games, too." What a difference. Pro Cage Loops Merge to Form 18-Team League NEW YORK, Aug. V (If) — Big time professional basketball now 4s just one huge happy family of IB members. From Boston to Denver the play- Jor-p»y boys will be a part o! the National Basketball Association. This octopus-like creature was formed here yesterday by the merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League. Peace and prosperity was the keynote as all but three cities from the two circuits decided to take a chance In the big economy-sized setup. The new lineup: Boston ,New York, Philadelphia. Baltimore, Washington, Rochester, ft. Wayne, Ind.. Chicago. Minneapolis, and St. Louis from (he BAA. Syracuse, Anderson, Ind., Sheboygan, Wis., Waterloo, la., the Trl-citles (Mollnc, Davenport, Rock Island), Denver Indianapolis and Milwaukee from the NBI,. The clubs will meet in Chicago a week from today in an attempt to smooth out the rough edges ane tackle the monstrous task of a prac T tical schedule. Per capita consumption of eggs In the United States during 194' was 380. or move than 25 per ceiv above the prewar average. rlolcomb's Cords Return to Hayti For Tilt Tonight HAYTI, Mo., Aug. 4—The Mls- >ouri seml-pvo ch' mpton Holcomb Ordinals will meet the strong Jonesboro, Ark., Red Sox here U>- ilght at 8:15. It will be the first appearance of he Cardinals since they won the late tourney in Jefferson City, Mo., Sunday. The Cards will represent Missouri In the national semi-pro tournament in Wichita, Kans., later his month. A targe crowd i.s expected to be on hand for tonight's game when Hayll's Mayor Wilks presents tro- ca to the Holcomb nine for iu championship play. Lloyd "Lefty" Fisher will alfo be lionored. He hurled the only no hit, no run f-ame of the tournament when he shut out the Marshall, Mo,, team by the score of 3-0 to put Pu.xico in the finals. The Ross Turns Chauffeuj^, SINGAPORE -IIP>— A bisrffar drew alongside two yoims men walking to work at the Navy headquarters at 1:30 a.m. the other j morning The driver turned around and started driving them back to their homes. They protested thev had to so to work at the Navy offices. 'I knoxv," replied the driver, "but you had b ter have the rest of the morning off, since you have had half of it already." The driver was a high ranking naval officer in charge of their department. West Memphis Legionnaires in State Semi-Finals CAMDEN. Ark., Aug. 4. (UP) — The defending champion Litt Rack Dough Boy.s will seek end the 1949 state American Legion junior oa.sebiill tournament tonight. Their opponent will be either Marion-West Memphis or Hot Springs. The latter two teams meet this afternoon. Little Rock trounced Hot Springs, 16-2. last night in the double elimination affair. In an afternoon game yesterday Marion-West Memphis c.'liininalcri Fort Smith, 6-5, in ten This corner makes one final blow to big Jav.n Kimbrough, the Los Angeles Dons fullback who ha.? decided to hang up the grid gear for a combination of reasons, mainly a bad knee, his wife's poor health and his own financial interests. He owns a 1900-acre ranch and is a big oil distributor In Haskell County. Te.xas. Big Jawn was a whale of a competitor fcr the local All-America Conference club. He carried the ball-packing load for. the Dons under both T and single-wing conditions. The Dons ma" be hard-pressed to ' r nd a replacement for the former Texa* Aggie all-American, even if he was » step and a halt slower. victorious. The Tigers have won six out of their last seven starts with the loss to Caraway being their only defeat. Read Courier News Want Ada innings. Two days of play left the Doughboys the only undefeated team in the double elimination meet. If they win tonight, they'll be tourney winners. If they lose, another game will be necessary to decide the winner. KENTUCKY'S KEY Yanks to Conduct Try-Out School For Ball Players JONESBORO. Aug. 4—The New York Yankees this week will 1:011- ; duct a thrre-riay try-out camp (or young baseball hopeful. 1 ; of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri i(, was announced yesterday The camp will be open to a I boys 18 years of a so and olrir- who have completed hi^h school Boys attending the camp mus' f urn is)] their own equipment sitcl' as gloves, shor.s and ntn forms. Sessions will run daily Irom f a-in. to 5 p.m. with intra-squad panies to be played Friday afternoon and Saturday. The camp will be untier (he immediate supervision ol Atley Donald, former Yankee pitcher, Dulch ZwilHnp, ex-mnnntrer of the Kansas City Blue, a Yankee farm club, and Ch a rl ey JoVin.M on ol LiltIc RocX. a Yankee scout. WE OFFER OUR The SECRET of Rothrock's EXPERT Prescription Servict ROTHROCKDRUeCO. 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