The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1946 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 20, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ^— WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 19'IG J I2Y JACK CUDDY United Press Sports Wrlltr NEW YORK, June 20. (UP)—The five-year controversy over Billy Conn "losing his liond" was .settled conclusively lust nltjht, when .K>e Louis almost tore It off with an explosive left hook In the elgh'li round. Until challenger Billy wns knocked out nl 2:19 of Ihe eighth he hart "kept Ills liend" wltii such futility thnt the 45,260 who pnl;l Detroit Hurler Hits Old Form Fellow Named Trucks Tosses Streamlined Misery for Batters NEW YORK, June 20. (UP) — There may be plenty of trucks coflltng off thc assembly line to,- (iay in Detroit, the nallon's mnltir cA'pllal, but the world champion Tigers hai'c got a slrcnnilincd one who Is definitely not for sale— Virfjil (Fire) Trucks. Trucks, tlie only man In major league history, who won n world series game without scoring ( any victories in. the regular .season, was beginning io give the Tigers hope again thai they may still have a chance lo catch thc runawny Red Sox. Th? colorful pitcher, who probably woukl be called "Fire" even If his .last, name was Doakcs because of his blazing fast bnll, cam-Lack to Detroit from Ihe Navy lasc season in time to pitch (he last game of the campaign, lhe one in wliioh the Tigers clinched lhe pennant. He didn't get credit for winning it, and went Into tho world series with an 0-rccord, something unprecedented. There were those who questioned manager Steve O'Neill's judgment for working the Birmingham, Ala.. rlKlil-hnndcr wilh no more of .1 {competition. Louis, at :«. fought chance to fict acclimated after for,- |ijk c a champion once he got, y,n- ing away two years. But Trucks ing; Conn, nt 28, appeared a "sod vindicated the gamble by pitching pelroil's first victory, 4 lo 1. .liter Hal Newhouser had failed In lhe opener. Trucks, Newhouser, and Ulzzy Trout were supposed to form Detroit's "T. N. T." pitching combination this year, but until recently Trucks didn't hold up his end of the triumvirate. Lately, he hus tJen the Same blazing fire-bailer who won 18 games and lost 10 in the 19<M ram- pntgn, and yesterday he turned ii'i ills best effort of the year, 'ii :t to 0 sei'cn-hiller against the nt!i- leltcs -at Detroit. He struck out, nine, and onlv three bailers not ns far as third base. Pat Mnllln feavc him able support gelling three or'Detroit's clGht hits nnd scoring two of I lie runs. Top pitching job in the National was by Dodger rookie Joe Hatteii, who scored his first major league shutout, beating the Pirates nt Srooklyn. 7 0 0 also giving up seven hits. The Dodgers gave him n fine working margin, scoring four Unearned runs In the first inning ' after two were out. First baseman Howie SchuHz led the Dodgers with three hits, balling in two runs. The Giants, held hitless for six Innings by rookie Ewell Biacku.ell, Scared four runs in the scvemn 'oh two hi<5. an error, three w^lks hnd a hit hatsmnn to heat Clncln- niftl, 4 to 3 nt New York. Nate An- flrews, recently cast off by tlie Reds, beat them in his first start with thc Giants. The Giants made 'only three hits while the Reds feql eight. The Cardinals remained a game nnd a half behind Brooklyn by Winning their third straight same nt Boston. 8 t o 3 behind the fine tiblieT- pitching of-Ted WilKs, who held' the Braves ipbjaur litls Louis Starts Bombing in 8th And Conn is Soon Counted Out of 18'2-]x>und Billy ended In the eighth round. Brown-skinned Jo 1 ;, a 3!0 to 1 favorite, rul loose. Enrly In Ihe round, he snook IHltsburgh Hilly with a left hook, followed by a smashing right to the face that knocked (he challenger bauK on his heels and opcnfcl a irnsli beneath Billy's lelt eye. Conn tried to fight back, and after brief sparring stepped in with a left Iit»K. Louis' biown-lii;htning right beat Conn to Ihe punch, landing with $1,025,564 at Yankee Stadium felt!such ciushlng force near the left that they hnd been defrauded :>yjlemp!e lhat Die challenger was advertisements for a world heavy- stunned and fell into a clinch. They weight championship fight. had a light exchange In mid-ring. Conn was so ashamed of his I Then Louis nailed him with a second failure to wrest the crown ;.straight right to the jaw. followed from (he aging but able Detroit iby a right uppercut lhat straight- Barons and Bears Hot in Southern Both Teams Run Up Impressive String of Victories ATLANTA, G.I., June 20. (UI>> — The Birmingham Barons and the Mobile Bears today were currently :he two hottest clubs In the Sou- :hern Association with the Barons having w on seven out of their last eight games and the bears wiln six victories out of their last seven. Negro that he Immediately :ui- Mounccrl Ills retirement from the ring. He had lasted longer against. Jolting Joe in 1941. when belled out in the 13th round; nnd he had pul up such » whale of a flKlr. in their pre-wnr tilt (hat a lar^e secticn of the world's boxing inns believed he might have beaten Louis had he not lost his head aixl tried to slug it out in the 13th round. He was leading Joe on the official score cards at the end ol the 12lh. But, last night's farce vcrgcxl on a "no contest," as tile two ex- soldlers returned to Ihe ring nfler more than four years' absence frttn touch" from Ihe opening gong, although mnny experts and two boxing commission physicians hail pronounced him in belter physical condition than the champion. The pursuit by 207-pound Louis tned him up in perfect position for the terrific left hook that almost lifted him off his feet and sent him sprawling onto his back on the cnnvns, with blood tlo'.v- ing from his eye gash, his nose and his mouth. Conn, like a man paralyzed tried to raise his head and shoulders 'U the count of six. but tell back and referee Eddie Joseph—the same official who hud counted him out In 1041 -lolled off the terminating "10." Laul.s, making Ills 22nd defense of the title he won from Jim Br;uldack in 1937, laid off Ihe pace in »:ie early yoing, apparently conscious that movie cameras were recording the historic battle for posterity. Accordingly, Conn's dancing footwork and ventures with lelt (licks to the face nnd soft le!L books to the body managed to earn him the first and third rounds and to fight -on even terms in I'.io .second, according to United I'rn.'-s scoring. Alter that, it was all Loyis. Ellis of Atlanta for the league lead. Al Mobile, the Bears and Ihe Memphis Chicks engaged In two of the best pitched games of Hi-: season. The Bears won their slxtr .-(might game in the oiwner 2 t 0 as Ed Sinolkc blanked the Chick on four hits. His opiionent, Wlmpl Willis, allowed the Bears but th'ra safe blows. In the second game, which the Chicks finally won 5 to 1 In 12 Innings, the Bears scored a rim In the first Inning and the chicks one In the fourth. Then the two clubs battled for seven scoreless !M- nliiBs before the chicks finally put on a four-run uprising in the 12th Inning. Herman Drefs, who was lifted for .1 pinch-hitter 'in Ihe 12th, wis Last night, Ihe Barons blanked 1 " 10 winner while' Joe .powers, who Ihe fading Chnttanoogn Lookouts I wfls batted from'.trig box in the to u behind the six-lilt pitching ! final frame, was charged with Ihe Four Softball Teams To Play Gomes Tonight in a twin bill tonight in Walker 'ark the Saliua Wholesale boys re scheduled to play th c o. K, 'ab outfit and thc Owens' Drug tore Cowlwys will play Phillips i lotor Phillies. Rich of tlie four teams has played one game. Tho cabbies ind the Cowboys won theirs while the Phillies and Sallba lost their. The first game will start at H o'clock. Leo Stevens will be umpire. of Vcrnon "Rocky" stone. The Barons scored four runs in tho third and one more in the flTth when southpaw Dick Lannlum w:is on (lie mound nnd then when Tin! Tccnes took over the pitching chores In Ihe eighth, first-baseman Bob Reid wound up the scoring by driving out his seventh homer oi the year which lied him with Babe nlng pitchers and Tilly the loser. Thompson, Little Rock's first baseman, won batting honors on Ills team with three singles In Jive trips to the plnt.c Carl Tiirclkcld, Manila's left fielder led his team with a double and two singles In four times at bat. ISox Score s Who Paid Manila Juniors To See a Fight, . Start Big How/ "BC tO tor 1^ innings. It »'n4 Wlki's tl\lr;l rejitr.'victory in 10 Says;, his'furtl\ Pf.'.ttie year without o •defca Ci'rds made ail their Mlie^ . fcUfirun inni.njs, the flrsl''nntt' J nvt sIxtrU'-stoii'Ktusln) drove in threo tints. The Chicago nt Philadelphia double header in the Nationn] and thc New York at Chicago. Boston nl St, Louis and Washington at Cleveland Brines ill the American were rained out. lly I.KO H. 1'KTKKSON United I'rcss Sixirls Ktlitur NEW YORK, June 20. — Tile sports world had its first postwar hangover today—and it was a bitter one. It may turn out lo be a major one, too, for ba-\iiig. For what was oallyhoocd as one I of thc greatest s]x>rls events of our time turned out to be a dis- im;l failure to everyone except Promoter Mike Jacobs and Joe Louis. Lending the hangover were the financial headaches of Ihe 45.2BG persons who paid all the way from $5 to $100—thc highest price ever charged for a boxing contest—to see Louis retain his world's heavyweight championship at Yankee Stadium lust night by knocking out Pittsburgh. Billy Conn in the eighth round. They hnd been led to expect something better. ncvcrbraition started coming in cnrly today. At Washington, Rep. Doniild L. O'Toolc, D., N. Y., announced Hint h c would make a speech on Hie House floor today asking Postmaster General Robert B., Hnnncgan lo bar uso oi thc mails to Jacobs as i. result pf^.the. fiBht.,Tlie congressman, who' Is from Brooklyn and who saw lhe fight,-..via. television, termed It a- "joke." 1 , said that only 17 veal punches were thrown .by both fighters and, thnt "Jacobs knows r.o efforts were mule to (>ct those guys in shape." But there wasn't any doubt but what Jacobs was in n hot scat. His hangover may turn out to be worst of nil for while his biggest promotion Inid an egg. it wns onlv a rotlcn one for th c public. H wns Legion Outfit Puts Up Fight in Game With Little Rock The; Little nock Doughboys. Junior American Legion Stale basctwll Champions, won over Manila oy :in 8 to 5 margin yesterday In Manilu The Doughboys took advantage of Lin: two walks, two errors and lv-"o ?s In tlie first Inning to score four of Iht'lr eight runs. Alter ihat inning Manila pulled themselves together and scored two rims in the second and three in the fifth while H. Tlllcy held tlie Doughboys to four more runs 'Turing tlie remainder of thn game. Bnrksdnlc started on the mound for the Doughboys ijul was relieved by Funk in the sixth after allowing Manila seven hits and live inns. Funk. n lust year nil-state pitcher, pitched excellent ball in lhe remaining four Innings l>y allowing only two nils nnd striking out seven batters. Tilly retired nine bailers, p^vi: up eight free bases and was toucncd for nine safeties. liarksdule and Funk were lhe wln- Little Rock Thompson, lb Griffith, 2b Hudgens, of Schaufelc, 3b ^ordman, If . Ciuenthei 1 , ss Rushing, rf Crone, c Barksdnle, p Funk, p Totals Manila Keslcr, ss Hatttin, rf I. ThrelkeUt, Smith, lb C. Threlkcltl, If Harris. 3b Edwnrds, 2b E. Darr, c H. Tilly, p Adams, rf North, 2b AB R H Po. A 5 2 3 11 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 010 •M 8 9 28 AB R H Po. cf Totals Score by innings: Little Rock Manila 36 5 9 27 12 400 111 ,100 dividing the 'two games, the loss. By thicks took over sole possession fourth place In the .standings, only inlf a game behind the third place Chattanooga Lookouts.' At New Orleans, the Little Rock Travelers ended n seven-game losing streak by scoring four runs in the ninth Inning to whip the Pels 4 to 2. El wood Knierim. the second of three Traveler Imrlers. received credit for thc win while Billy Rogers went all the way for the Pels nnd was tagged with thc loss. At Atlanta, the leading Crackers and tlie second place Vols were rained out. Tonight, the Crackers and Vols tangle in a double-header while Hie other clubs continue their sc- ries with single games. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games: Mobile 2-1, Memphis 0-5. Birmingham (i, Chattanooga 0. Little Rock 4, New Orleans 2. Nashville at Atlanta, rain AMERICAN LKAUUE Detroit 3, Philadelphia 0. New York at Chicago, rain. Boston at St. Louis, rain. Washington at Cleveland, rain. NATIONAL I.EAGUK New York 4, Cincinnati 3. Brooklyn 7, Pittsburgh 0. St. Louis s, Boston 3. Chicago at Philadelphia, rain. Candidate for Governor Hurls Blasts at Laney LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June '. (U.P.)—Judge J. M. Malonc o! Lonokc was a busy man today mapping plans that would lake him all over lhe state in his current campaign for Governor of Arkansas. Next week lhe Judge planned to tour southern and southeaster! counties. This week lie made : hurried lour through the northeri sector of the state, blasting a Governor Ben Lancy's highway program. Malone termed It a "do- nothing policy." There are approximately 00.000 ilrug stores in thc United Stnlcs. They fill nljout 180.000,000 prescriptions annuallv. 020 03 : 0.*H)'years ngo. Rocket weapons nre not new in warfare. Tlie Chinese used roeket- propelled arrows more than 1000 Come to HUGHES for your 24 27 Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Atlanta ' ............ 43 Nashville ........... 34 Chattanooga ......... 35 Memphis ........... 34 rtcW Orleans ....... 33 Mobile ............. 31 Birmingham ....... 28 Little Rock ......... 25 33 33 35 (in 38 .04 a .557 .515 .501 .500 .410 .418 .31)7 for Jacobs, even if far below cxpecta- a golden one thc gnte fen lions. lie had ex|»ctcd a crowd of !>e- twten 75,000 autl 80,003 and ft pallor $:),0(IO.OOO. He i;ol instead ii gtilc of Sl.925,f>ii4—which wns n lot ol money for \vhnt the customers sa\v. Fur U was anything but a chain- picniship boxing bout. , It may welt have been, as one $100 riiigsidcr pul It. "The end ol the black nmrket" in boxing. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Boston .............. 42 15 New York ........... 30 23 Detroit ................ 31 25 Washington ......... 29 25 Cleveland ........... 25 32 St. Louis > ........... 25 32 Chica go ............. 21 31 Philadelphia ......... 15 41 NATIONAL LEAUUF W. 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