The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 12, 1949
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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 15)19 BLVTHEVTLLE <ARK.) COUKIER NEWS 2 Games Tonight In Softball Series Rororbacks to Meet Owens Druggists .. In First Encounter Too Much Beef in the Wrong Place Sends Pat Seerey Back to Minors Four more City Softbull fx'aRue teams will resume action tonight in a pair of games on the Walker Park diamond as play In the league euds Its second iceek of the new season. Scheduled to clash in the first tilt are the Razorback Drive-ln nine and Owens Druggists. This game Is scheduled for 8 o'clock with the Ark-Mo Kilowalters and Holland. Mo. meeting in the second game at 9:30. Both the Kllowatters and Holland will be seeking their second victories of the season with the Razorbacks and Owens out for their first wins. The Kilowatters took an impressive 15 to 3 win over the Phillips Motor Company nine in their first outing of the season last week behind the seven-hit pitching of Billv Don ton. Dcnton is scheduled for mound duty tonight against Garner Norrld who hurled the Holland nine "> its first victory of the season last week, a 1D-10 decision over Owenv Carroll Olisson probably will handle the htVworK lor the Razorbacks in tonight's first game oppo.s Ins either B. Hayncs or Mnntr.ic ^ Holland. Glisson went the route for ™ the Razorbacks last week but lost a 7-6 decision to Blythevlllc Motor Company and Haynes and Holland handled 'he mound chores for the Owens nine In its first contest last week. CHICAGO. May 12. M'l—Base-* ball's btittcrball, outfielder Pat Reerey, has been optioned by the Chicago White Sox lo Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League. The Sox' only beef about Scercy former Little Rock, Ark., American Legion star is he carries too much of it. Ever since the 28-year-old fly chaser reported to spring training a modest 34 pounds overweight —at '1&\ —he has taken np a lot ot space In Manager Jack Onslow's doghouse. Pat's cut at the ball is as healthy as his appearance. Although a .237 was the best Scercy could notch [or the Irlbe In four lull seasons, he powdered 61 home runs with s. high of 25 In But Pat always had trouble to keep from looking like a walking blimp. Daily work niuy take otf Seerey's excess liaggage and leave him nimble 'JOO. Oiislow hopes so. He believes lie would strike out less. fatten his batting mark and naturally be more ga/.el!c-likc in the outer garden. "We aren't giving up yet on Pat." said General Manager Frank Lane. "1 could have sold Ins contract out- rilfht. But we are eoint- to play n wait and see game. Who knows? He miuht win the Pacific Coast home run title." Seerey will swing at anything he can -see. The middle of him has been obstructing his view, that's all. Approximately 150 to 200 gallons o( oil are required to supply the fuel value of a ton of coal. Razor-backs Win LITTLE ROCK, May 12. HP,—The University of Arkansas Baseball team defeated the Poe Motor Coin- pail) 1 . 4-0, here last night. Bob Porter held the locals to six lnt.=: Poe pitcher Jack Venatalc walked 1U men. Crackers Nip Pels to Take League Lead By (he Associated Press Lefthander Dick Hoover led Atlanta to a 7 to 2 victory over the Ne-,v Orleans Pelicans lust night and carried tlie Crackers to the lend In the Southern Association. Tlie Crackers have won 13 and last 7 for .650. The Pelicans have a 16-9 record for .6*0. Hob Borkowski was the man wilh Hie big stick for the Nashville Vo!s. He blasted a sixth innln« homer to tie II up will) the Little Hock Travelers and then drove in Ihe winning run in the ninth. Tlie Vols edeed the Travs 3 to 2. The Rocks made the first triple pli'y of tlie Southern season. They had already pulled two double plays on the Vols In the first five In^. Floyd Fogg of Nashville was on third base and Don AUano on first when Frank Marino lilt to short renter field. The fly wa? ca\i"ht by Trav shortstop Alex De l,:i G;uza. He threw to catcher Joe Einntt who tacired Fogg as he .slid home. Then Erautt whirled aiu : threw to second baseman Al Filter- off for the third out. Birmingham was shutout 5-0 b; the ^1obile Dears, but held on ir thirri place. The last-place Memphis Chicks edited tlie Chattanooga l/xikouts 7 to 5 to give young Dick Strahs his first win of the season The Ho*. Springs rookie had lost hi:- lirst two games. Road Courier News Want Ads Loop Schedule Announced for legion Teams B, "Red" Cavetie, Memphis atn- etlc otriciiil. was a}>)>oliited chair- nun o( a nine-man board ot com- iilssloners for the newly orgchlzrd Ariierlcan Legion Fifth DWrlct Juu- 01- Baseball Uague at n meeting I. Marlon last night. Tlie nlnc-mnn bonrd Is lo b« •omposed o( one represnUstive roin each of the nine towns and •Itles of the Legion's Fifth District and Shelby County, Tenn., that compose the league. The board of commissioners will serve as governing body for the league and will handle all matters concerning eligibility mid play In the loop. Ralph Patlon. Blythevllle cotton buyer and s]x>i Usnmn. vvns appointed as commissioner for Blythevllle and will represent the Dud Cason Post team on the board. A 24-gnnie scliertiile for each :cam wns presented nnd approved nt last night's met Ink. The schedule wns drawn up by officers of Ihe league. The Ingiie'.s MIMOII Is slated to oixjn May 20 and extend through Aug. 17 with a ShsiiBh- iicjssy Playoff at the end of the .season to determine the league champions. H was also Announced ut lust nlilht's meeting thnt nn ull-stnt giime between H tcAni plckril from PAGE 8EVEW Harrison Track Ttam Enters State Meet A 12-nmii track mil field Ir.nn from Hnnlson Hluli School left for Little Rock this morning to compete In the state Negro high school track meet at the Little Rock Hl«h School .stadium Expected to lead the Blylheville team Is Leolha Hampton who won first place In the mile run and second In the *«-ynrd run lu year's meet. Harrison's conch, Bob Wiley, accompanied the tenm to Uttle Rock. the Fifth District League and a similar team from the Lt'gton'a Pourlh District Is belni; planned for mld-seuson. The Blythevllle Cotton I'lckers. the Dud Cn.son Post's representative In the league. Ls scheduled to open the season at home May 29 with Caraway. Their schedule Includes VI games at home and la on the road with Walker Park, at present, picked as their home field Harry "Steamboat" Johnson, former Southern League umpire anrt Bill Terry, ex-major league catcher, addressed team representatives at last iilRlit's 'meeting and showed > film of the 1948 World Series, The nliK- teams that make up thr Fifth District League are West Memphis-Marlon, .Xsceola, Marked Tree. Manila, one team from Memphis, Luxorn. llarrlsburii, Carnwuy and Blythevllle. All te»ms except Manila had a representative ul lust night's meeting. Sports Roundup Bach Fnllertun, Jr. N15W VOIfK, Mny 12. (/I'l—Bnsc- ball visitors who have dropped In hero with the western tennis this spring have been departing with tlielr eyes bugged out over tlie "hustle" the aiiiuLs have shown them. . . . "They'll miike a farce out. or Ihe National League race II they keep on liusllliu! Dial tviiy," exclnlmed one Chicago .wrllic. . . . '"I'hey have, Ihe potvrr and us tor pitchers—well, they haven't had to relieve very often." . . . Jiisl then Cliff Aberson, who once was Inll- pd a.s « rub "phenont." cittnc through tlie hotel lobby enroutc to 1-0.1 Angeles. . . "lie looks happy nlxiut it." the writer exclaimed. "lie took too many rallcil third .striken with us." . . . "It proves om team isn't ret," chimed In unutln-r expert. "We Bot Hank Edwards from Cleveland nnd I cxix'cl Chinlcy Orlinm rxpes'ts to net some more pluyer." when the teams have to cut, down. Brooklyn lins a lot of good plnycr.i It en n't kcc|i." Tr«lninc Exeri'lses If you've wondered how Jolmny Groth, Detroit's hill Ing sensation. liecumi' such a |xili s h«l oiitfleliler MI 11 sliorl time! In tlie minors, take a look at his rerronmnco In Buffalo last, season. . . . Cloth played center field between two veterans whose ntjes total about 70 years Coakcr Triplet!, and Chot Lanlw. . '. Every time a, ball wns ))!( | o the outfield, lliuio two would holler, "Take it. Johnny"—and Oroth did for a total of 4<H pulouLs. One-Minute Sport* rage J'VHiner Jockey Sam 1!, Fisher, who won the PrcnkncAS In 1844 on Knluht of Kllcrsllc and In IBM on the Banl, still llve.s n short (ILv lance from the Plmllco track. . . When someone recently a.sked Fisher If he knew (he veteran trainer, Sunny Jim FUzstmmons, during their riding day*, he replied: "You mean Hint nice Illllc boy from Slirc|Kili«:ul nayV Surely I knew him. Nice lad." . . , Ilmldy Oiijvln, Ihe Oalve.ston. Tex., lightweight who Is building up a stable of llghl- ers, has one good prospect named Hasty Nulls. Sou into like he's bound lo be hammered. Not Hie \Vay We llveril H When president Zuch S, Henderson ot Georgia Teachers CollcRC ruled out night games lor the.base- ball learn, he explained: "The weather is too cold until mid-May; pitchers can't get Into condition: people won't attend. . , And co-cils can't slay out until midnight l\vo or three nights hi n week," ., > . dosh how co-eds must have changed since our day. Nothing new has been added ALL KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY OLD STrLI fOUt UAf H I.OUISVII.l.H. 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