The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 2, 1952 · Page 3
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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Tuesday Evening, September 2,1952. THE TIIGHT By GIL SMITH Leavenworth Times Sports Writer Baseball's major league races roar down the September stretch final month of the regular season [ with the Am'eri can league tak ing the play from the Nation al circuit, els< the front-running Brooklyn D o d gers fall d e a c and remain so until the curtain 1 is rung down September 28. Usually it's th. which provides the close race, with last year's Cinderella finish of Leo "The Lip" Durocher"s New York Giants who overcame a 13- game deficit, then beat the Bums in a playoff (Bobby Thomson's homer in the late innings of the deciding- tilt, remember?), probably taking top place as most exciting finish of all-time. .This year it's different with the Flatbush aggreagation of Manager Leo Dressen sporting an approximate 10-game bulge over their most persistent tormentors —'the Giants — with something like 20 games to go. Now take a gander at the American league standings. The Yanks, as usual lead the pack. But no less than five other clubs, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, can not be counted out of the race as yet. Especially the Indians, favored in the remaining schedule, who have been pressing Casey Steng"""' *•"-- for the past el's aggregation month. . Red Hot club in both leagues at present is the Philadelphia Athletics of Manager Jimmy Dykes. The A's last weekend knocked off the third-place Red Sox four out of five in the Quaker City to pull up to a 6% game deficit. cap, but such is not the case because the team made famous by Connie Mack has no less than nine games with the Bronx Bomb- Jupiter Pluvius May Have Hand in Deciding AL Flag Rain Aids in Browns'2 to 1 WinOverTribe By JOE REICHLER AP Sport* Writer Jupiter Pluvius may have a hand in deciding the American League pennant this year. No, Jupiter Pluvius is not another castoff plucked by the New York Yankees for their stretch drive although he proved to be as helpful to the world c h a m pions 'as Ray Scarborough, the refugee from the Boston Red Sox. The two com Scarborough bined to increase Ewell Blackwell „ "~" "- — fh e Yankees' first-place margin to National loop 2% gam es over Cleveland Mon day. Scarborough, purchased las week from the Red Sox, hand cuffed his former mates with three hits last night in pitching the New Yorkers to a 5-1 triumph Mr. J. P., otherwise known as )Jd Man Rain, helped the St .ouis Browns defeat Cleveland, 2-1, in the second game of the doubleheader after the Indians lad won the opener, 9-2. Rain halted the nightcap for as iour and 12 minutes in Jhe bottom of the fifth inning with the home team Brownies ahead, 2-1. After the rain let up, St. Louis ailed to score hi the fifth and the hdians railed for three runs in the top half of the sixth to take a 4-2 lead. As the Browns prepared to bat n their half of the sixth, another rain storm broke and this time here was no let- up. The three uns were wiped out and the score everted back to the fifth inning vith St. Louis winning, 2-1. Rain washed out Brooklyn's cheduled twin bill in Philadelphia iut the Dodgers retained their lead in the National ^eague as the second-place New York Giants divided a double- eader in Boston. The Braves ame back to win the second ame 5-1, after the Giants had aptured the opener, 3-1. In addition to washing out the With only about 18 games to go,(scheduled twin bill between, this would seem too great a handi-petroit Tigers and White Sox inj Chicago, the rain, which swept the eastern seaboard, forced the Yankees and Red Sox to call off their two afternoon games in New ers. York. DOUBLE DIP—Maureen Connolly and Shirley Fry take a refreshing dip after practice preparatory to the United States Women's Singles Tennis Championship, ending at Forest Hills, N. Y., Sept. 7. Miss ,Fry as one of the strongest contenders for the 17-year-old San Diego girl's title. (NBA) Ft. Myer, Va., Colonials Annex National Non-pro Tournament WICHITA Iff) — A service team leld the national non-pro basebal tournament title Tuesday for the j'rst time since World War H. The Ft. Myer, Va., Colonials rallied for three runs in the eighth nning of the championship game Monday night to edge the Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Hilltoppers, 5-4. The last time a service team By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn STew York t. Louis 'hiladelphia Chicago Boston Cincinnati 'ittsburgh W L 83 42 75 52 74 57 70 58 66 68 56 73 57 75 39 95 Pet. GB .644 — .591 9 .565-12 .54714% .493 21% .434 29 .434 29% .291 38% TODAY'S SCHEDULE Brooklyn at Philadelphia (2-twi- won the title was in 1945 when thi Enid, Okla., Army Air Field tearr took the tiele. Service teams dominated thi: year's meet. Many of their line ups were sprinkled with players on leave of absence from major anc minor league teams. The Ft. Myer roster include: catcher Sam Calderone of th New York Giants, shortstop Danny O'Connell of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Johnny Antonelli of the Boston Braves and pitcher Tom PoholsTiy of the St. Louis Cardinals Ft. Myer went through thi lengthy double-elimination tourna ment undefeated, winning seven gamesi Ft. Leonard Wood enterec the championship game with one loss handed to it earlier in the tournament by Ft. Myer. The tournament began Aug. 15 and included state and regional champions from all sections of the nation. Ft. Myer, as tournament winner, is scheduled to go to Japan :or a best of seven Interhemisphere series in Tokyo with the Japanese champion. The Colonials received a $10,000 Add to that fact, the eastern' *° le Yankees, however, man- contending clubs, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington meet each other in about 60 percent of the remaining games. That of course, with the added fact Cleveland plays all but three of its final 18 games at home, may enable the Tribe of Al Lopez to be the first under the wire. The Tanks, seeking their fourth consecutive pennant for Ole Case last week made a deal with Cincinnati's Reds for Pitcher Ewell "The Whip" Blackwell. Blackwell, who compiled a 22-6 record for the 1947 Reds, and who since has undergone a serious kidney operation and subsequently afflicted with sore arm trouble, had been waived out of the National league. Acquiring a National league pitcher for the stretch drive in the American is nothing new for the Yankees, who have done just that for successful accomplishments during the past several years. First it was Johnny Mize, slug-, ging first-sacker, then Johnny! Hopp, and last year Johnny Sain, who with Lefty Warren Spahn, paced the Boston Braves to t h e 1948 National league pennant Whether or not the acquisition of Blackwell will help the Bronx | Bombers remains to be seen. Concensus of opinion in the National league was that "The Whip' is through, else he would not have been waived out of me senior cir- cuirt. On the other hand, according to past accomplishments, players acquired by the Yanks, no matter where from, usually become most efficient performers. Congratulations to Don "Red" Huffman, 20-year-old local right- hander, who last week signed a 1953 contract to perform for the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization. The document called stantial bonus. for a sub- Don is a native of Leavenworth. He first showed proficiency on the mound as a kid pitcher for the local American baseball team. Legion Junior Returning last June after four years Army service three of which was spent in Germany where he hurled for outstanding service teams, Don joined the local VFW Indians. With the Indians he racked up an outstanding 9-2 won-lost record. It was during this time that the "redhead" attracted attention of several major league scouts, chief among them being John McDonald, Washburn University basketball coach}, who works for the aged to salvage something by playing one of the games in the evening. A crowd of 16,529 saw the 34-year-old Scarborough limit the Red Sox to three hits for his first victory in a Yankee uniform. Splits marked all other doubleheaders. Philadelphia's fourth place Athletics won a 10-inning 9-8 opener from Washington but the Senators came back to take the nightcap, 4-2. Cincinnati won the second game, 3-2, after the St. Louis Cardinals had walked off with a 6-0 opening win. Chicago's Cubs thrashed Pittsburgh, 6-0, but the Pirates won the second game, 5-4. Early Wynn registered his 18th triumph as the Indians backed him with a 14-hit attack against loser Gene Bearden and Tommy Byrne. Two-run homers by Luke Easter and Wally Westiake highlighted the Indians' victory. Clint Courtney's two-run homer in the second inning off Bob Lemon accounted for all St. Louis's second- game runs. Satchel Paige went the curtailed distance. The Rice boys of St. Louis larruped first-inning homers to give Wilmer Vinegar Bend Mizell more runs than he needed to register his ninth win. Hal Rice's homer came with the bases loaded off loser Bubba Church. Del Rice; lit his with nobody on base. An error by Billy Johnson and singles by Joe Adcock and Roy McMillan produced a sixth-inning Cincinnati run that snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Reds the second- game win. Only games scheduled. MONDAY'S RESULTS New York 3-1 Boston 1-5 Chicago 6^ Pittsburgh 0-5 St. Louis 6-2 Cincinnati 0-3 Brooklyn at Philadelphia, both games postponed rain jurse in addition to the all- expense paid trip to Japan. Second-place Ft. Leonard Wood received 57,500. Ft. Ord, Calif., placed third and Brooke Medical Center of San Antonio, Tex. fourth. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Cleveland Boston Philadelphia Chicago Washington St. Louis Detroit 77 54 75 57 69 59 69 61 67 62 67 64 55 78 43 87 .588 .568 .539 .531 7% .519 9 .51110 .414 23 .331 33% TODAY'S SCHEDULE Boston at New York (2-day-night Hudson (10-9) and Parnell (11-7: vs Gorman (4-2) and Biackwel (0-0) Detroit at Chicago. (2) Gray (11-14: and Hoeft (2-5) vs Grissom (10-7 and Dobson (12-9) Philadelphia at Washington (2-twi night) Bishop (2-0) and Newsom (2-4) vs Masterson (8-6) and Fern ieies (0-0) (Only games scheduled) MONDAY'S RESULTS Philadelphia 9-2 Washington 8-4 Cleveland 9-1 St. Louis 3-2 (second game called end of 5 innings-rain) >Jew York 5 Boston 1 (night) Detroit at Chicago, both games postponed rain. Minor League Baseball By The Associated Press AMERICAN ASSOCIATION St. Paul 8-8 Minneapolis 7-15 Columbus 8-3 Charleston 7-2 Indianapolis 9 Louisville 3 (2nd ;ame postponed rain) Milwaukee' 2-7 Kansas City 0-2 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Portland 10-6 San Diego 2-1 Seattle 9-9 Sacramento 2-6 Hollywood 9-6 Oakland 1-5 _ , , . . San Francisco 7-5 Los Angeles 4-1 Dodgers during the summer sea- TKXAS I.TCAOITP, Last Sunday McDonald made the trip from Topeka to present Don's father, Scott Huffman, a "Little League" bat and official National league baseball, with the following statement: "Here's some tools for Don's younger brothers. Keep them coming along for the Dodgers.'' TEXAS LEAGUE Fort Worth 3-1 Oklahoma City 1-2 Beaumont 7-2 Houston 3-4 Shreveport 7-7 San Antonio fr4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 4-1 Atlanta 1-2 Mobile 1-13 Birmingham 0-1 Chattanooga 7-1 Memphis 0-3 Little Rock 4-3 Nashville 3-4 WESTERN LEAGUE iVichita 5-3 Colorado Springs 4-6 More Congrats. Denver 5 - 9 Puebl ° « These go to Murry Dickson, Omaha 3-11 Lincoln 1-2 Leavenworth's only current representative in the big leagues. The former local Ban Johnson Jay Gees star last Sunday at Pitts- surgh, beat his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals', 4-2. It was Murry's 13th victory against 18 defeats for the 1 a s t- place Pirates, who at the time had won exactly 38 contests. Awhile back, news reports had the New York Yankees seeking the services of Dickson for the AL stretch drive. Use your own judgment if that d«al had been completed, sioux Qtv s Des Moine s 3 Fights Last By The Associated 'Press BOISE, Idaho— Harry Matthews, 170, Seattle, knocked out Tiger Ted Lowery, 178, New Bedford, Mass. (5). BROOKLYN— Rocky Castellani, 159%, Luzerne, Pa. outpointed Johnny Lombardo, 153, Mt. Carmel Pa. (10). CHICAGO— George Berry, 135%, Gary, Ind., and Norman Webb, 138, Chicago, drew .C8), Ft.SmithTurns Back Salina By 8-6 Score By The Associated Press If Harry Griswold, the pilot of the Ft. Smith Indians, were asked what sort of a gift he might like, he'd probably say: just an ordinary ball game. Griswold was named 1952 Western Association manager of the year Monday and last night his boys presented him with an 8-6 win over Salina in a game played at McPherson, Kas. Griswold took over the Indians this year after they had finished !ast in 1951. Early in the season the team was just where it had been last year—in the cellar—but then the Indians came up to a title contending position and finally fell jack to third in the standings when three key men were lost through injury and illness. In the tenth inning last night, L.arry Baker, of the Indians, got on )ase through a fielder's choice. With two men out, he advanced on an infield error and scored on another error. The Indians added another tally but Baker's run proved enough when Salina was unable to score in its half of the frame. At Joplin, the Miners scored a 7-6 victory over Muskogee. Buc Salzer's double in the last of the ninth drove in the winning run giving the Miners a sweep of the three game series. Hutchinson was also able to sweep its three game series' with Topeka by taking a 6-3 game from the Owls at Hutchinson. Wayne Tjaden of Topeka and roe Stelmack of Hutchinson each allowed seven hits, but Tjaden also hrew a wild pitch that let in two uns in the sixth when the bases vere loaded. Ft. Smith is at Joplin Tuesday night, Topeka is at Salina and •luskogee visits Hutchinson. Handings W L Kid Matthews Stops Lowry By KO in 5th BOISE, Idaho ffl—Harry Kid Matthews, the stylist Seattle heavyweight, flattened Tiger Ted Lowry o f New Bedford, Mass., in 36 seconds of the fifth round Monday night, winning his first fight since h e was kayoed by Rocky Marciano last month. Quick counterpunches and a concentration of early rounds set Lowry up for the kill. Matthews] bad him groggy at the end of the fourth. As the fifth round opened, Lowry lunged across the ring toward his opponent and Matthews calmly plunged his gloves into the Tiger's midriff a couple of times and Loivry doubled up. A right uppercut put Lowry on the canvas. Matthews weighed 179 and Lowry American Assn Raven Griclsters 1952 Pennant To Milwaukee By The Associated Press Milwaukee breezed to its second straight American Association pennant Monday., The Brewers swept a doubleheader from second-place Kansas City, to take a 12 game lead on the Blues with only eight more to play before the regular season ends Sunday. It was the Brewers' eighth championship in the history of the league, one short of the record held by St. Paul. Big G^ene Conley set down Kansas City 2-0 in the opener for his llth win against three defeats. Eddie Blake pitched and helped bat Milwaukee to a 7-2 nightcap win that gave the Brews a five game winning streak. Third - place St. Paul remainec one game ahead of Minneapolis in the playoff bracket of the firsi four teams. The Saints took an 8-7 morning contest in 13 innings on Jack Baldwin's homer. In the afternoon, the Millers pounded out 13 hits for a 15-8 decision. Indianapolis trimmed Louisville 9-3 in a five hour marathon interrupted three times by downpours. Columbus ran its victory string to four by rubbing out Charleston 8-7 and 3-2. Tuesday's schedule: harleston at Columbus. Indianapolis at Louisville. Kansas City at Milwaukee. Minneapolis at St. Paul. Standings: W L Pet GB Milwaukee .... 95 Kansas City .... 83 Into 2nd Week of Practice Drills ATCHISON, Kas. — It's been strictly fundamentals for a squad of some 50 St. Benedict's Ravens throughout the opening week of fall football practice. Coach Leo Deutsch, facing. the fact that his young squad first had to become acquainted with the Raven offense, spent the first six days sending his charges through signal drills and passing patterns. With the Ravens scheduled to doff their T-shirts and shorts la better line on just how well 25 •newcomers, are going to stand up i under fire. If some of them coma through as expected, a lot of worry will be eased from the mind of the Raven mentor. and put on pads right after Labor Milford, Mass., 7-2. Milford and Day, indications point to a scrimmage the latter part of this week. When that time comes around, Coach Deutsch will be able to get Diego play at 10 p.m. (CST). Legion Junior Openers To Cincinnati, San Diego DENVER im— Standout pitching by two 17 year old hurlers produced impressive victories for Cincinnati, Ohio, and San Diego, Calif., in Monday night's first round of the American Legion junior baseball national finals. Cincinnati blanked Austin, Tex., 3-0 and San Diego scampered by Austin play Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. (CST) with the loser being eliminated. Cincinnati and San .78 ....77 -ouisville 72 Indianapolis ....69 St. Paul Minneapolis L Pet 51 .651 63 68 69 .568 12 .534 17 .527 18 74 .483 23 77 .473 26 Columbus 65 82 Charleston 46 101 .442 30% .313 49% 178. It was the first time Lowry hai 3een knocked out in more than 100 rauts. The Tiger tried to raise up at the count of six, but his head was glued to the canvas. He was near- 1 Special Events to Feature KC Blues' Final Home Stand KANSAS CITY — Three special events feature closing days of the regular schedule in Blues stadium It will be Disc Jockey Nighl Si ^TIt «S£ lc jockeys from radio stations of the Heart of America will be presented. They will-select the top five hit tunes that night and fans at- "I know I can beat him," Lowry sobbed in his dressing room after the fight. Matthews told his well-wishers after the bout, "It was the body blows that did the job." A crowd of about 7,000 watched the fight. Denver Takes Over Lead in Torrid WL Pennant Race By The Associated Press The Denver Bears won both nds of a doubleheader last night o move into first place in the orrid Western League pennant ace. It will be Eagles Club n i g h 1 September 5. Then on the night of September 6 a 30-minute Western radio program will be broadcast with Minneapolis. Bill Renn'a, slugging outfielder and spark-plug of the club, continues to sit it out with a broken finger on the right hand. Few persons realized the true value of this hustling young giant to his club. In addition to driving in so many important runs, Renna was the leader and an inspiration to the entire squad. He may be ready for the playoff. In checking over the season's hospital list the other day a sport writer came up with the interesting information that the veteran catchers, Roy Partee and Mickey Owen, are the only men who have not been sidelined since opening The Bears downed Pueblo 5-3 in failed to save Colorado Springs he eight inning opener and grab>ed the nightcap 9-4. Denver took ver the league lead when Colorado springs split a twin bill with Vichita, dropping the first 5-4 and vinning the second 6-3. Third place Omaha, a game and half off the pace, squeezed out 3-1 victory in the first 'game ith Lincoln and won the night- ap 11-2. Sioux City downed Des tfoines 8-3 in the only single game- cheduled. A two-run rally in the seventh from its first game defeat at the hands of the Indians. But excellent relief pitching by Frank Marino, who came on in the fifth, gave the Skysox their second game victory. Remaining home games: Sept. 3 — St. Paul (2), 6:30 Disc Jockey night. Sept. 4 — St. Paul, 2 pm. Sept. 5 — St. Paul, 8:15 Eagles Club. Sept. 6 — Minneaspolis, 8:15 West-j ern night. Sept. 7 — Minneapolis (2) 1:30. "I've enough to keep track of!" "SHOPPING; coot- ing, cleaning — these are just a few of my daily tasks. But I must always find time to balance the house* hold budget. "My checking account makes this job easier. A glance at my checkbook tells me how much I've spent, where I've spent it, and how much remains. Cancelled checks are my receipts." Why not open a checking account yourself? It will save you much time and effort. First National Bank Member F. D. I. C CARMVVL By Dick Turner I'm going shopping, Elmo—just try not to think about it!'!. SO, FLINT/ I HIRE MDU AS A V PEIVATEPETEGTIVEANPTHE T; NEXT THIN© I fcTNOW MV 1 TRUSTEE? CHAUFFEUR \<y 'oplin •lutchinson •t. 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