The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 27, 1952 · Page 8
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Wednesday, August 27, 1952
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Eight THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27,1952. 'IN THE SPOKTLIGHT For GIL SMITH beavenwortb Times Sports Editor Editor's N«te: The following information concerning the 1952 edition of the Jayhawker football team is by Don Pierce, sports! publicity director at KU. Tribe Hangs on With Eleventh Inning Victory may LAWRENCE, (Special) — Kansas will launch football practice for the 1952 campaign here Saturday with tackle the lone line posi- iton which can be rated solid in two-way ability and depth. There is no overflow of lettermen at five. But two of these, George Mrkonic, and Oliver Spencer, were high on the All-American lists last year. Mrkonic, the pantherish 212 - pounder, earned a guard spot on INS' 1951 varsity eleven. Spencer was a second- team AP offensive choice. In addition both were voted slots on Oklahoma's all-opponent team, no minor accolade since the Socners are five years unbeaten in conference play. Spencer also was a near-unanimous All-Big Seven offensive pick. Three juniors, Joe Lundy, sturdy 205-pounder from Roscoe, Pa.; Bill Marshall, 196, Kinsley, and Orville Ppppe, 216, Fairbury, Neb., complete the list of lettermen. Three sophomores, George Carter, 205, Washington, Pa.; Bud Bixler, 221, Middleton, Pa.; and Dean Ragon, 228, Gary, Ind., carved spots for themselves during the spring and will be pressing the veterans for playing time. Carter and Ragon performed exclusively for the B-team last year. Of this group Spencer, Mrkonic and Poppe were established regulars last season, starting every game. The fourth starter, towering Carl Sandefur, Avho teamed with Spencer on offense, graduated last June. Lundy moved into his spot during the spring and is expected to pair with the giant Ulysses co-captain to maintain the high plane of Jayhawk tackle blocking that Red Ettinger and Hugh Johnson inaugurated immediately following World War n. Meanwhile, Bixler was impressive enough during the spring to command considerable attention. Despite inexperience he stamped himself as a potential two - way performer who will be difficult to keep out of the starting lineup. Poppe delivered even better than expected last year as a sophomore and should be improved in '52 after a full season of rugged experience. He wag outstanding against TCU, Kansas State and Nebraska. Mrkonic, tremendously swift and agile for his size, should be set for his best year. He also again xvill carry at least a portion of the punting chores, a job he performed wift year. heavy-footed accuracy last He played a major role in the 27-7 victory over Nebraska averaging 3L6 on six kicks against a 35-mile-an-hour wind. There was single return on any of the at Mrkonic rammed them not a boota out of bounds or lofted them dead deep in Husker territory. Marshall, who played well against Iowa State, also is expected to be useful with either platoon. Another junior, Clarence Bender, Bob Feller And Shantz Meet in Duel By JOE KEICHLER "Expendable" Bob Feller have lost some of his mound magic of years gone by but the stouthearted Cleveland righthander is not ready to act as a sacrificial lamb for anyone. e former strikeout king was enjoying the last laughs Wednesday following one of his better performances of the year in which he teamed up with three other "expendable" teammates to bring a most important victory to the Indians. The one - time Iowa f a r m- boy came within two outs of winning a hurling duel from the fabulous Bobby Shantz last night before leaving the mound in the ninth inning with the Indians and Athletics deadlocked at 3-3. The Indians went on to capture a thrill-packed 6-3 triumph in 11 innings to remain within one game of the American league- leading Yankees, .who whipped the St. Louis Brownsr 6-3, in New York. Eddie Stanky Calls Dressen 'Phony and Alibi Manager' ST. LOUIS (51 — St. Louis Car dinal manager Eddie Stanky firet a verbal blast at the Brooklyn Dodger's Charley Dressen Tues day night, calling him" a "phonj and an alibi manager. 1 ' Stanky, insisting "I'm not upse over the loss of the four-game series" to the Dodgers, made his 197-pounder from Russell, showed Sashes of promise last season. Stabalization of his improvement would put him in line for more playing time this autumn. This glossy outlook could change considerably if Spencer and Lundy £ are again hit by knee miseries plagued them last spring. Spencer didn't play a down throughout the abbreviated drills, but worked hard all summer to strengthen the hinge. If this doesn't hold up the club will be minus its most vicious blocker.. Elsewhere along the line the picture is not nearly so bright, especially on the offensive side. George Helmstadter, husky Wilmette, HI., junior, is the only other returning attack regular along with Spencer. Two underclassmen, Hugh Armstrong, lettered junior, and Dick Knowles, B-team tackle graduate, have the unenviable task of can- celling George Kennard's loss at left guard. Offensive end, where All-conference . selectees Orban Tice and Bill Schaake departed, is so wide open that Bpssman J. V. Sikes probably, won't know his starters until the eve of the Texas Christian opener. Only one returning letterman, Paul Leoni, squat Chicago sophomore, has started a game with either platoon, and that A two-run triple by castoff Bar ney McCosky, a Philadelphia dis card, snapped the 3-3 deadlock ant gave reliefer Lou Brissie the win Brissie, who also once wore the livery of the Athletics, retired al eight men he faced and struck ou pinch hitter Keith Thomas and the dangerous Eddie Joost with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth after relieving Feller. Brooklyn's runaway Dodger; moved a step nearer to the Na tional League flag, sweeping the four-game scries in St. Louis with a 4-3 success over the Cardinals The second- place New York Gi ants remained 10% lengths behinc the Dodgers, winning a 14^7 slug fest in Pittsburgh, Boston's Braves blanked the Reds in Cincinnati 2-0, and the Chicago Cubs eked ou a 13-inning 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Washington moved into fourth place in the American league as Bob Porterfield batted in the only run in winning a 1-0 mound due from Billy Pierce of the Chicago White Sox. The third-place Boston Red Sox continued to trail the vanquish 11-3. According to a Cleveland writer Feller, assigned to oppose Shantz in place of Mike Garcia, the Cleveland ace, was being sacrificed to the 22-game winning Philadelphia southpaw. "Feller will be in there tonigh because he's expendable," wrote Ed McAuley, the able sports col umnist of the Cleveland News. "If the fabulous little Bobby Shantz is to win his 23rd game at the ex pense of the-Indians, it will hur less if he wins it from Feller. 'We'll see tonight who is expendable or who is being sacri- reply. Yankees by 3% games, ing the Detroit Tigers, By The Associated 'Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 73 Cleveland 71 Boston 67 65 63 Chicago 65 St. Louis 52 Detroit 42 Washington . Philadelphia L Pet. 53 .579 53 .573 .554 .520 .516 .516 GB 54 60 59 61 76 82 1 3% 7% 8 * .40622 .339 30 WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE St. Louis at New York Byrne (6-13) vs Reynolds (15-8). Cleveland at Philadelphia Garcia (16-8) vs Kellner (9-11). Chicago at Washington (night] Stobbs (7-10) vs Moreno (8-8). Detroit at Boston Madison (4-2) vs BrodowsW (5-4) or Parnell (10). TUESDAY NIGHT'S RESULTS only once in Schaake's place]New York 6 St. Louis 3 against Oklahoma A & M las tiCleveland 6 Philadelphia 3 (11 in- November. [nings) I t had to be goodto get where it is! tried it? BRAND t.H.f 010 :$UHH4fc-fttO<MC-CO*>ANr, IOUISVIUE, KENT0CKT remarks at his in a post-game newsmen. club-house office conference with By The Associated Press' Indianapolis swept a double header from pennant-sniffing Milwaukee Tuesday night, jolting the second inning of the game which Brewers out of a 10-game Ameri- The two rival managers had a verbal rift over Dodger Carl Erskine's pitching motion during the St. Louis dropped 4-3. Stanky, however, said he was upset about a motion Dressen made in the dugout, sticking his finger jj a tes in his mouth "like a man taking a drink." The St. Louis manager said he probably raised Dressen's dander by telling his athletes to forget about baseball until they reported to Sportsman's Park for last night's game. • He added: "But I never lifted the curfew or brought out a giggle bottle." Dressen left with his league leading Dodgers for Chicago immediately-after last night's game. Washington 1-Chicago 0 Boston 11 Detroit 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Brooklyn 81 39 New York 71 St. Louis — '...i 72 Philadelphia 65 Chicago 61. Boston 53 Cincinnati 54 Pittsburgh 37 GB .675 .587 10% .576 11% .533 17 .484 23 .438 28% .432 29% .289 48 WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE New York at Pittsburgh Connelly (1-0) vs Pollet (6-13). Boston at Cincinnati (night) Sur- kont (10-10) vs Church (5-7). Brooklyn at Chicago Landrum (1-2) vs Rush (12-12). Philadelphia at St. Louis (night) Simmons (10-7) vs Mizell (8-5). TUESDAY'S RESULTS Brooklyn 4 St. Louis 3 (night) New York 14 Pittsburgh 7 (night) Boston 2 Cincinnati 0 (night) Chicago 3 Philadelphia 2 (13 innings) • Minor League Baseball By The Associated Press AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Indianapolis 5-6 Milwaukee 1-5 Louisville 9 Kansas City 6 St. Paul 6 Columbus 1 * Minneapolis 7 Charleston 2 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Los Angeles 6 Hollywood 5 Seattle 4-9 San Diego 3-6 San Francisco 5 Oakland 2 Sacramento -3 Portland 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 7 Birmingham 2 Indianapolis Stops Brewers Win Streak can Association winning streak and bobtailing their lead to seven games over Kansas City with 16 to play. George Vico's homer got George Zuverink off to a 5-1 victory in the opener at the expense of Murray Wail. The Tribe edged out a 6-5 closing triumph with the main support coming on two-run homers by Lloyd Gearhart and Dick Hoover. . Kansas City failed to take advantage of the Brews' doubic loss and was pounded 9-6 by Louisville. K was the Blues ninth defeat in their last 11 starts. In sweeping the two-game series, the Colonels piled all their runs in the first five innings as Ed Grenkowski and Art Schallock served up eight walks and were tagged for five of Louisville's seven hits. Fourth place Minneapolis remained V* game behind third place St. Paul as both teams won. The Millers stretched their win-' ning streak to nine with a 7-2 trimming of Charleston. The Saints jumped on Columbus 6-1 to end then- season series deadlocked at 11 games apiece. Wednesday's schedule: DENVER Iff) — The American Legion's junior baseball "Little World Series" opens here Monday and the way the town's buzzing you'd think the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians were heading here to play for the American League pennant. Denver brags about two things 1. Its climate; 2. The way it supports baseball. They tried to get the St. Louis Browns to move here last year but had to settle this season for a Indianapolis (Only game at Milwaukee scheduled) Chattanooga 5 Little Rock 0 Nashville 6 Memphis 0 Mobile 9-4 New Orleans 4-6 TEXAS LEAGUE Dallas 3 Tulsa 1 San Antonio 5 Houston 4 Beaumont 2 Shreveport 1 Oklahoma City 5 Fort Worth 0 WESTERN LEAGUE Denver 4 Lincoln 2 Omaha 2 Colorado Springs 2 Des Moines 4-1 Wichita 3-0 Pueblo 10 Soux City 2 Fights last Night By The Associated Press MONTREAL — Johnny Greco, 147, Montreal, outpointed Armand Savoie, 139, Montreal (12). MIAMI, Fla. — Baby Vasquez, 136, Mexico City, outpointed Ralph Dupas, 135, New Orleans (10). NEWARK, N. J.—Gene Jones, Denver Ready For Opening Of 'Little World Series' 212%, Camden, N. J., outpointed Bill Gilliam, 211%, Newark (8. LOS ANGELES — Al Cruz, 122, Los Angeles, stopped Hector Rios, 121, El Paso, Tex. (3). Joplin Benefits With Two Stars By The Associated Press Did you ever wonder where the league leading Joplin Miners might be in the Western Association standings without Frank Lucas anc John Blanchard? Lucas is the top pitcher in the association, and Blanchard, the Miners' catcher, is the league'; leading home run hitter. They combined their talents for another Miner victory Tuesday night. Joplin gained a 6-3 win over Ft, Smith. Lucas allowed the Indians seven hits and Blanchard knockec ADDITIONAL, SPORT NEWS ON PAGE 9 out his 26th homer with a man aboard in the first inning. Lucas now has posted 22 wins over the season. Hutchinson stayed on the Miners' heels with a 4-3 triumph over Muskogee at Muskogee. The Elks were forced to come from behind in the seventh. After three men had walked, outfielder Frank Washington banged out single to send in two runners. Muskogee's runs came in the first frame when manager Andy Gilbert homered with two men on base. At Topeka, the Salina Bluejays topped the Owls, 9-1, in a game that featured two homers anc three hit batsmen in the third inning. Bill Engeln, new umpire in the National league, was signed by the Pacific Coast league off California sandlots in 1936. Coke goes with good times When you're off for an outing, remember that Coke adds Hie and sparkle to the occasion. Take enough alongc look at the major leaguers on the way up. Those are the boys (under 17 last Jan. 1) who play American Legion Junior Baseball. Last season there were 157 players in the American League and 114 in.- the National League who graduated from the Legion's junior baseball ranks. That's the main reason Denver is host to the "Little World'Series." Fans figure they're going to get a peek at tomorrow's major leaguers. Local sponsors expect the town's baseball lovers will pack the 18,000 seats at the Denver Bears Stadium for the legion series. There were more than 16,000 junior baseball teams this season and Denver will see the top four clubs play off for the championship. Milford, Mass., has qualified for the championship playoffs. The other teams are being decided in sectional playoffs. The playoffs start Monday at 6:30 p.m. (CST) with a doubleheader. The competition is on a double loss elimination basis. Practice Starts Monday For LHS Gridsters Coach Leonard Hofstra will check out suits Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Leavenworth High School to football candidates for the 1952 edition of the Pioneers. Practice will start next Monday at Abeles Field. This year's team will ba starting from scratch since only four lettermen will be on the squad. • ' • To date Hofstra says he has the names of 46 boys who 7 will be out for practice. He expects this total to be extended to 60 as the season gets under way. Sikes Named on Staff Of West Team Dec. 27 SAN FRANCISCO HI — Jules Verne Sikes, University of Kansas head coach, has been named to the coaching staff of the West team in the East - West Shrine charity football game Dec. 27. William M. Coffman, managing director of the contest, said Sikes will help coach the 28th annual classic along with Howie Odell of Washington and Chuck Taylor of Stanford. Sikes, former Texas A & M end, was one of the stars in the third Shrine game. I LESS f™ I I because... I I I *Cot."« o *OTTieO UHOS* KANSAS CITY orK AUTHORITY Of TMf COCA-COLA CO«f-AHT IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY © 1MJ, THE COCA-COIA COMPAWT I CUTTINU DOWN ON STAKCHES ? I I I I I I I I I I • STQRZ BREWING COMPANY, OMAHA, NEM. |

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