The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 4, 1952 · Page 12
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*Twelv« THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Thursday Evening, September 4,1952. IN THE SPORTIIGHT By GIL SMITH Leavenworth Times Sports Writer Word comes from our old frient and "eastern" correspondent, Sid Salinger, former Leavenworthian, who has resided in Pittsburgh Pa., many years. Sid's a baseball fan of the old school, meaning he knows the na tional pasttime inside and out— that is from a fan's viewpoint. Sid has seen all classes o teams and play ers from corner 11 o t exhibitions j her e; Leaven ..1. worth's represen , Dickson tatives in the old Western Associa tion and Missouri Valley league ol nearly a half century ago; thence on to watching all of the Nationa league clubs (and some in the American) at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field since the early 1920's: Sid and his Pittsburgh cohorts haven't had .much to cheer aboul the past several seasons, excepting, of course, Ralph Kiner, the home run slugger, and Murry Dickson, who as all good local fans know, happens to bail from this fair city. Last year Marry compiled a 20-16 won-lost record for the Pirates of Billy Meyer who finished one game out of last place, and currently has an outstanding 14-18 mark for the same 'Bucs who are mired deep in the National league cellar with a dubious 39-96 mark. So you see Leavenworth's former Ban Johnson Jay Cees ace has more than one-third of Pittsburgh's victory output thus far. Sid sends along a 2-column story \vith appropriate picture layout from a Pittsburgh paper showing Murry, with baseball in hand, conducting a "class" for young Buc Pitchers Ronnie Kline, Bill "Red" Dunn, Jimmy Waugh and Ronnie Necciai. Murry, it seems, other than be• ing the mos£ popular member of the Pittsburgh club with fans and players alike, is the 'Ole Man River of Pirates. . dians out of pennant contention. The Tigers are worse off this year. They appear a cinch to finish last for the first time in their American League history but when the Indians furnish the opposition the Tigers act ferocious. Cleveland started off by winning its first four meetings from the Tigers but since then they have managed to take only five out ol 11 from Fred Hutchinson's charges. They bit the dust again Wednesday night, 11-8, blowing a chance to cut the New York Yankees' 3%-game lead. The Yanks were stymied, 3-0, behind the one-hit Ditching of Philadelphia's Harry Byrd. In other games, Washington smeared the reeling Boston Red Sox, 9-2, and Chicago edged St. Louis, 1-0. Brooklyn kept its cozy eight- lame National League edge over the New York Giants, nipping Boston, 6-5, while New York nosed out Philadelphia, 4-3, in 10 innings. "t. Louis brushed by Chicago, 6-1, and Cincinnati downed Pittsburgh, .-Q, in remaining games. Lefty Dick Littlefield of the Browns held the White Sox to two lits but one of them was Sam VIele's 13th homer in the seventh inning and it cost him the game. The Chicago Cubs tagged Gerry Staley for 12 hits but the Cardinal righthander coasted to his 16th ractory with a 6-1 bulge in two nnings. "Murry's easily the most popular member of the 1952 Bucs. Why, the fans here cheer him when he pitches and even cheer him when he walks from the dugout to the "bullpen' preparatory to a stint in relief," says Sid. "At the games in Forbes Field I usually sit in the same section as do quite a lot of other fans. Now I'm called by my compan- ions'The Man From Leavenworth', and I'm proud of that, too," Sid goes on. "Quite recently I made known the fact that my old hometown is the former home of many celebrities, topped by Buffalo Bill famous pioneer, scout and showman". "Do you know how my friends answered my "Chamber of Commerce" statements? Well, I'll tell you. They yelled back, 'OK, Sid— but we'll take Dickson." In a more serious vein, Sid tells of Pittsburgh's troubles this year. He says: "They're going to have to do something here as the club is hit where it hurts most—in the pocketbook. Attendance shouldn't run under a million for a season." "It will not reach 700,000 this year. Only two more home games left and the "gate" is currently 658,837. Last year September 2, with a lot of home games lefUthis is an alternate year) attendance was 947,839." "Only 13,000 turned out for Labor Day attraction—should have been a sellout" The following story, in part under the heading of "Little Guy With a Big Heart. That's Pirates' Murry Dickson," by Charles J. Doyle, Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph staff writer, appeared in last Sunday's issue of that newspaper: Murry Monroe Dickson. the Pirates' 5-foot-10, 150 pounds of pitching finesse, is getting to be called 'the Little Pitcher With a Big Heart." The fact he is an amateur magician with professional skill in the off-season at his Kansas home may account for some of his pitching feats. A few years ago. Joe Kuhel, star first baseman for the Washington club, was accepted as a member by the nation's legerdemain organization. Later Murry \vas given an invitation to join the group but declined. He figured that if he turned pro it would spoil his pleasure while entertaining his many Kansas friends during the winters. He gets a big bang out of that. He worked on me one evening, and I was lucky to save my wrist watch. This phase of Dickson is one that makes him popular with his clubmates. and it shows up often. When you see him grabbing a ball in a hurry In the last two innings of a game and sprinting to the bullpen for a minute warmup, you can be sure he has asked Manager Bill Meyer's permission to "get ready." Although his modesty would Last-Place Detroit Bumps Cleveland by 11-8 Score Tigers Up to Old Tricks Against Tribe By RALPH RODEN AP Sports Writer There's a growing fear in the hearts of Cleveland's baseball fans today that his' tory is about to repeat Early Season Injuries Plague CoachSikes'JayhawkGridsters i ' X Last year Cleveland won 17 games a n c lost only five to Detroit's f i f th- place Tigers — but three o: those defeats cam e late in September and Hutchi By The Associated Press NATIONAL < W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 84 44 .656 New York 76 52 .594 8 SL Louis 75 57 .56811 Philadelphia 72 59 .55013% Cnicago 66 69 .48921% Cincinnati 58 75 .436 28% Boston 56 74 .43129 Pittsburgh 39 96 .289 48% THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE Philadelphia at New York Meyer (11-12) vs Hearn (12-6). Brooklyn at Boston Loes (13-6) or Labine (8-3) vs Surkont (10-11). Chicago at St. Louis Hacker (12-7) vs Miller (3-2). Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Waugh (1-3) vs Wehmeier (6-11). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS (all night games) Brooklyn 6 Boston 5 New York 4 Philadelphia 3 (10 innings) Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 6 Chicago 1 prevent him from admitting It, there's really more magic in Dickson's pitching than there is in the card tricks and other now - you see - it now - you - don't stuff he performs in the field of Keller. Thurston, Blackstone and the other great artists of make believe. He probably has mastery of more pitche_s than any other moundsman now in the majors, as shall be detailed herein later. Last year, with a club that Just escaped the cellar, Murry won 20 games. This year, with a tail-end team of kids behind him, he won't win as many (he has a 12-18 record now), but he's still the best by far the Pirates have and would be welcome on the staff of any club in either major league. Add harbingers, coming football season. An attractive brochure from To- >eka's Washburn University where I.M. "Dick" Godlove, former ..eavenworth High mentor, is director of athletics and head grid coach. Included on Ichabods' 1952 squad roster is a pair of former Pioneer senior gridsters— Norman 3rown, all-District and Topeka Capital all-State selection and Tommy Weaver, who didn't play much for Coach Leonard Hofstra's .951 club because of an knee in- ury. A "thumbnail" sketch on Brown states: "said to be unexcelled in the open. Not fast, but very elus- ve." •Both boys, in time, should make heir presence known for Wash>urn. Last year, Washburn, a mem- >er of the- Central conference, inished third, .behind Emporia State and Pirtsburg State, who ied for the championship. The Ichabods look to be tougher his year. Country Club Host To St. Joseph in Women's Golf Tilt Leavenworth Country Club lades at yesterday's "Guest Day," entertained seven ladies from St. Joseph, Mo., Country Club. In the special events golfing pro- pram the following were awarded appropriate prizes: St, Joseph — Mrs. Calderwood, ow gross 93; Mrs. Fiquet, low net 80. Leavenworth — Mrs. William ioodyear, low gross 98; Mrs. Emil Carr, low net 77. Mrs. Dorothy Beard is publicity chairman of Leavenworth Country Club Women's Golf Association. VCAA Committee Starts Kansas City Meeting KANSAS CITY (fft—The National Collegiate Athletic Association's ;xtra events committee opened a three-day meeting here today. Results of a survey of postseason competition in college ath- etics headed the schedule for the committee sessions. Walter Byers, N. C. A. A. executive director, KANSAS CITY Iff)—Those early- season injuries are plaguing Big Seven confer- e n c e coaches with practice sessions just barely underway. Practically every squad hae athletes on the handicap list at the end of Wednesday's work- HOAC outs. Eight Kansas Jayhawks nursed injuries, including Co-Capt. Charlie Hoag, the team's No. 1 halfback. said no announcement of any committee action or recommendations would be made before Saturday. He had a twisted knee but probably can return to action in a day or too. Another top back, Veryl Switzer of Kansas State, worked out in sweat clothes. He and center August Keller were slightly hurt earlier in the week at Manhattan. Roger Nelson, first string Oklahoma guard, favored a weak ankle and did light work at Norman where coach Bud Wilkinson put four teams through their first stiff scrimmage. Missouri also had its. first rough workout and half a dozen players went limping off the field. Two of the more severely injured were Harold Thomaczek, defensive back who twisted a knee and Jack Erase, sophomore quarterback, who hurt his ankle. There were some cheerful notes around the circuit, however. Coach Bill Glassford indicated lis Nebraska Cornhuskers were showing progress in downfield blocking, perhaps their weakest point last season. The Cornhuskers lad two scrimmage sessions at Lincoln Wednesday. K-State coach Bill Meek also complimented his squad's down- field blocking. , At Colorado, coach Dal Ward spoke favorably of Carroll Hardy's possibilities. Ward said he'expect- ed outstanding work at the halfback spot from Hardy, a sophomore. Omaha 2 Sioux City 1 Lincoln 4 Des Moines 3. AMERICAN New York 79 55 .590^ Cleveland 75 58 .564 354 Chicago 70 62 .530 8 Boston 69 62 .527 8% Philadelphia .... 70 63 .526 8% Vashington 70 64 .522 9 It. Louis 55 79 .41024 Detroit 44 89 .33134% THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE New York at Philadelphia Reynolds (16-8) vs Shantz (22-5). Boston at Washington McDermott (8-8) vs Shea (10-6) or Porterfield (11-13). ' Detroit at Cleveland Wight (69) vs Garcia (17-9). St. Louis at Chicago Pillette (911) vs Stobbs (10-7). WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS (all night games) Philadelphia 3 New York 0 Detroit 11 Cleveland 8 Washington 9 Boston 2 Chicago 1 St. Louis 0 Minor League Baseball By The Asssociatcd Presss AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Kansas City 3-6 St. Paul 2-1 Milwaukee 3-2 Minneapolis 1-0 .ouisville 10 Columbus 3 Indianapolis 5 Charleston 4 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE ieattle '5 Sacramento 3 lollywood 6 Oakland 5 San Diego 4 Portland 0 Angeles 9 San Francisco 1 TEXAS LEAGUE Tulsa 6-1 Oklahoma City 4-2 Fort Worth 8 Dallas 4 Jeaumont 4 San Antonio 2 lousier-. 6 Shreveport 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 8-1 New Orleans 7-6 Atlanta 4 Mobile 2 Chattanooga 4 Memphis 3 Little Rock 8 Nashville 3 WESTERN LEAGUE . Colorado Springs 9 Denver 2 Wichita 5 Pueblo 2 VFW Indians Drop 3-2 Tilt To Grandview Grandview, Mo., avenged a 3-1 loss last week when the visitors last night at Wadsworth Park, edged past Leavenworth's VFW Indians, 3-2 on a nifty 4-hit pitching job by Roy Wright, slender righthander. / Opposing Wright on the mound was Don "Red" Huffman, local youngster who recently signed a 1953 contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. "Red" who Major League Leaden By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING — Musial, St. Louis, 337; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, .316; Baumholtz, Chicago, .313; Robinson, Brooklyn, .312. RUNS — Hemus, St. Louis, 91; Hobinson, Brooklyn and Lockman, STew York, 90; Musial, St. Louis, 89; Reese, Brooklyn and Sauer, Chicago, 82. HITS — Musial, St. Louis, 166; Adams, Cincinnati, 162; Schoen- dienstj St. Louis, 161; Lockman, New York, 156. HOME RUNS—Sauer, Chicago, 35; Kiner, Pittsburgh, 31; Hodges, Brooklyn, 29; Gordon, Boston, 22. PITCHING — Black, Brooklyn, 12-2, .857; Roe, Brooklyn, 10-2, 833; Wilhelm, New York, 12-3, 800; Yuhas, St. Louis, 8-2, .800. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING — Fain, Philadelphia, 334; Mitchell, Cleveland, .333; Woodling, New York, .317; Kell, Boston, .311. RUNS — Berra, New York, 92; Doby, Cleveland, 88; Minoso, Chicago and Avila, Cleveland, 87; Joost, Philadelphia, 86. HITS — Fox, Chicago, 165; Fain, ell's double which hit the center barrier. After Grandview knotted the count with single tallies in the fifth and seventh, what^proved the winning run came in the eighth. After two were retired, Mainey, the game's leading hitter with three for five, doubled to right. Joerson then grounded to Second Baseman Tony Day who overthrew home. Catcher Tony Gorski then retrieved the ball and Mainey scored on a throwing error to the far corner. Mo., at Wadsworth Park, night's score: ADDITIONAL SPORT ON PAGE 14 ?hiladelphia, 156; Avila, Cleveand, 154; Robinson, Chicago and Rosen, Cleveland, 152. HOME RUNS — Doby, Cleveland and Berra, New York, 29; Zernial, Philadelphia, 27; Rosen, Cleveland and Dropo, Detroit, 25. PITCHING — Consuegra, Wash- ngton, 6-0, 1.000; Shantz, Philadelphia, 22-5, .815; Raschi, New York, 15-5, .750; Gorman, New York, 5-2, .714. Del Flanagan Cops Unanimous Win Over De Fazio CLEVELAND ffi^Tohnny (Red) De Fazio furnished the momentum :o keep the fight going, but Del rianagan won the decision Wednesday night after 10 rounds. De Fazio, 151 pounds and from Bayonne, N. J., carried the fight .o his lighter opponent steadily until the seventh round. Although Grandview, granted seven safeties; fanned 15; walked six and hit three, batsmen. Wright whiffed seven and issued five free tickets to first base. Errors played a prominent part in the game, with Grandview having four misplays and VFW three. The Indians accomplished a 2-0 lead with single tallies in the first and third, but Wright shut the door after the last named frame. In the first, Tony Day's single, Bob Hessenflow's walk and Wayne Seymour's infield hit allowed the former to score when Catcher Young dropped the throw to the plate. The second tally came on Results of games last night at Ideal Recreation: Commercial League Austin's, 2305, won 3 from N.C.O. Club, 1964; Sportsman Club, 2533, won 2 from Goetz Country Club, 2483; Austin's Thrifty Texaco, 2649, won 2 from Dale Sharp Pontiac, 2500; Reilly's Ins., 2505, won 2 from Ed's Cafe, 2575. High scorers — Binder, Ed's Cafe, 606; Stanaszek, Austin's Thrifty Texaco, 573; James, Austin's Thrifty Texaco, 573; F. Jaro- authored the previous win over w itz, Reilly Ins., 561; Angello, Sportsman Club, 539. Joplin Miners Near Pennant, Western Assn. By The Associated Press Only five games remain for teams' in the Western Association and Joplin may clinch the pennant Thursday night. The Miners are ZVz games in front of the second-place Hutchinson Elks. If the Elks lose to- Hessenflow's free ticket; Frank. ni 2 ht - and we Miners win, Hut- Burwell's infield out and Jim Pow- chln son will be mathematically eliminated from the No. 1 spot. But if the Miners want to wrap up the flag, they'll have to do better than they did Wednesday night against Ft Smith. Dan O'Sinski pitched two-nit ball for Ft. Smith, blanking Joplin, 5-0. The loss snapped the Miners winning streak at eight games. O'Sinski was wild and walked nine but allowed no hits until the seventh inning. Larry Baker led the Indians hitting attack with a two-run triple in the fifth, when the visitors scored three runs. Hutchinson hurt its chances for the flag by dropping a 5-3 game Last Grandview Mainey, ss 5 3 Joerson, rf 5 0 Pace, cf , 1 0 Wales, 2b 3 0 Flaherty, If 4 0 Nofhen, 3b 3 0 Geritz, Ib „ 4 0 Young, c 4 0 Wright, p 3 0 AB B H O .A The Indians, in their next start, ' to Muskogee at Hutchinson. Three play host Sunday night to Holden, "HutehJnson errors helped the visitors who capitalized for three runs. John Joyner got a single, double and a triple for Muskogee in four times at bat. All of the Elks runs were scored in the third when Frank Wa'shing- ton slammed a two-run homer. At Salina, Topeka edged the hometeam, 4-3, with three of the four winners' runs being unearned. Joe Banicki, who usually plays the outfield for the Owls, took over the pitching chores and held Salina to six hits. He struck out six and walked eight. All teams finish up their series 3 at the same sites Thursday night. 3 1 1 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 11 0 7 0 0 o 00 20 Totals 32 3 7 27 13 VFW, Post 56 T. Day, 2b 4 Elessenflow, ss 2 Seymour, rf-3b 4 Burwell, cf 3 Powell, Ib 4 Gorski, c 3 Slosson, If 3 0 Day. 3b 0 0 Wilk, rf 2 0 Huffman, p 4 0 111 103 Oil 000 016 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 C Totals 29 2 4 2T 8 randview 000 010 110—3 VFW 101000000—2 E—Wales 3, Young, Seymour. T. Day, Gorski. Sac—Slosson. 2B—Pow- ell, Mainey. EBI—Wales 2. Powell LOB—Grandview 13, VFW 7. DP— Wright-Wales-Geritz. W—Wright 5, Huffman 6. SO—Wright 7, Huffman 15. HBP—Huffman (Wales, Pace 2). Umpires — Jordan, plate; Flowers, bases. Time—2:20. ie frequently landed a good left !o Flanagan's body, the St. Paul puncher outboxed him handily. And in the seventh, the 146%x>und winner clipped De Fazio over the left eye with a stiff right. That opened a cut and from then on Flanagan was in control. There were no knockdowns. The decision was unanimous. Tlanagan won once before on a decision at Minneapolis, but that was split and disputed. The two fought to a draw once before. Only 1,034 turned out for the contest, the smallest crowd ever attending a show promoted by Cleveland's Larry Atkins. The bouts were televised nationally, )ut blacked out locally. Fights Last Nigh* By The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Del Flanagan, 146%, St. Paul, outpointed Johnny (Red) De Fazio, 151, Bayonne, N. J. (10). 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A three-run homer'and a three-run triple by Eddie Lyons topped the Colonels 1 ' 17-hit explosion. Indianapolis edged Charleston 54. Thursday's games and probable pitchers: Charleston (Beers) at Indianapolis (Jones) Columbus (Coffman) at Louisville (Curtis) Minneapolis (Fox) at Milwaukea (Allen)' St. Paul (McGIothin) at Kansaa City (Russell) A number of signers of the American Declaration of Independence received their legal training at the Inns of Court, famous British law schools that date back to the 13th Century. TO KRESGE'S W ••-*-. Footballs Time to boot the pigskin ogainl We have 'em—with tough, pebbt* grain cover and self sealing volv*. 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