The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 30, 1947
Page 6
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PAGE SIX Underdogs Win In Southern Second Division Clubs Make Clean Sweep in Tuesdoy.'s Contests ATLANTA, On.. April 30. (UP)— Second dlciskm clubs mode a clotm sweep yesterday in their Southern Association games «ith the league leaders. First of note was Birmingham's R to 7 vlctorv over second Chattanooga which enabled the Barons to knock Nnslnille from its (In'rd place perch. Birmingham's win was sparked by Bob Reid's home run in the first, inning with hvo aboard, one of five hits tlic barons go!. Five 'nooga errors helped the Harons. John Mekcti trot credit for the win while Hal Toehc.5 pot the loss. New Orleans suffered a dou'jie blow. The league lenders not only lost to the cellar dwelling Memphis Chicks, but the Pels also lost Manager Fred Walters temporarily. Walters entered a Memphis hospital for a physical examination. He has been troubled by iccnrrinE headaches since he was struck in the head by a hat during an exhibition game. Memphis beat the Pels 10 to 1 lopping off n four-run rally in the third with (wo three-run rallies In the sixth imd seventh innlnes. Larry Ilunke who rcolaced nil) 1*11- hardt ill the seventh was (he winner; Jimmy Atkins the loser. Little Rock turned in the most Impressive win pounding five Mobile pitchers for a total of 17 hits. The final score was M to 11. The Travelers were held s,core)ess over the first four innings. Then they unleashed a power that was topped by n seven run rally in the seventh Inning. The Atlanta crackers won their first road victory with n 7 lo 5 win over the Nashville Vols who got 16 hits off Forrest Thompson. But, five miscucs helped' the 'Crackers who got 12 hits off'Davidson, Ma- tulls and Bcnty. Ted V.-uvelek honored for the Vols in the secenth with one aboard- The Barrel Still Rolls 10 to U. inline at opening countv for Dotli Manila 8a5i Club Scores 19 Runs In Six Snninejs 'Lefty Carl Tlirelkclcl. of the •Manila Independents. Pitched two- hit ball and his terminates had a field day .scoring 10 runs to rcml the "Armorel Independents Sunday afternoon in a Manila. /The iitt \vns thc game lot the Mississippi 'Amateur 'Baseball League teams.' Tlic 'your.s; k-fthniuicr complete!:. 1 baffled, the Armorc! butters as they managed to L.iniiuer out, only two scratch singles. The same v;:v; c.Tlled 'after six innings due to darkness. Trigger Walls, sliort.slop of Die Manila' nine turned in two doubles and t\yo -singles in four trips tt> load the hitting attack. J. OilacK- well nnd G. Sisco accounted lor Armoroi's hits. ' Yarbj-o dcicateil Blythcvillc Rt. ^ 11 to G in their oneping B'.MIIC on the Route 2 diamond Sunday. Both tcnms 'Committed numerous CITOIS with the majority of the runs being unearned. J. Ij.: Johnson and Giover Whit- ,tlc pitched for the victor-, and •Marliir Griffin and Gene Whittle did the' catching. A. W. West started on ' the mound for Bi;> theville but was relieved in the eighth inning by John Mitchell. J. L. Curley and Leon Dudes handled the receiving; assignments. Results of oilier leacuc ;wrs Sunday arc-. Cooler 4. Blythcvillc 3; Lttlc River 4. 'Number Nine X, and levies 21, >H\iitman 2. * Varsity Team !ii Fayetteville The University nf Arkansas 17a- zorbacks will be seeking thelv second ha.sebal] victory when tlicy meet the Arkansas Slate Inuiain of Jonesboro at F.iyrl!e\-i!ip today. Raid that lie \\ould cull on I.^iiy Ra/orhaek Coarli DcUe llruckr-tt nick Kilgallen or Tom iVirn-r lo start against the Indians. The Indians will start either lierli:; N T ix' or Bob Appleby on (he monncl a-' gainst tiie Porkers. T!]R ihfieVi \vill ]'eiuain (lie siime for this afternoon's till, Co.ich Hraokett said with Mi'l ^H•r•,;\h :it first. lyiwber rie'iiderirks nl second. Gordon Long, at short nnd Dewey Tliomasnn at thiixi base. Th r outfield will be. Howard HuRlirs, in left; Boh C'aldvvell. in center and Pop Williams in i-fnlit. i hist 2(ji3 pounds, rolls out the >' Louis ^ot oil door to slop fourth round, June 28, l'J3!l Navy Seeks to Identity Throe In Memphis Crash MEMPHIS, Teini, April SO. (Ijl'i - 'I'lirie men ij'ilicvcj to bo sailors were hunu'd lo doulli hero today whi'ii .lv ir antomoljle .struck a pav!:e<i irac't near Wolf lliver bridge. Tile horile.^ we]'..' crenialul Ije- yond rcH'ot;nition, ijut naval oifi- ccvs said they :X"i('.!;'i the victims were sailors '):'c;uu.:e of bits of clothing which e^c^pcd the flames. Identification inny prove difficult, but the btjdic 1 ; were to bn takc-n to naval hospital hero BLYTHEVILLE (ARKj_CQrjjR IF:R NFjWS . Babe Ruth Recovers After Big Celebration; To See Mississippi Lad NEW YORK, April ;)0. (UP)— IVibc 1 Hinli. reiovcred from an in- 1 disposition brought on by hl.s ait- I pcarance Sunday at "Habu Until Day" at Yankee Stadium, p!ayi><| foil yesterday and said lit; would meet 13-year-old Danny Williams tomorrmv. Danny, who lives in the Mississippi Baptist. Orphans' Home at Jackson, Miss., won a trip Lo New York by writing the best essay on "Why I'd Like lo Meet Babe Ruth. The boy arrived yesterday and saw the Dodger.s piny. He was expected to see another same today, and then will conic the lilyhliulit of his trip—tlic visit to Ruth at the Dabu's apartment. Danny had been worried about reports concerning Ruth's relapse after the Sunday ceremonies, but the Babe laughed off the gloomy stories and promised that ho'd be fjlacl to sec Unnny and .sign the two base bulls the boy brought for auto- Brnphs. Ruth was brought up in a Baltimore orphanage, and the Jackson baseball team sponsored the contest nmonx Jackson orphans as a Part of its "Habe IJu'.ii Day" observance. 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