PAGE EIGHT BT/VTHEVTIJj; (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1951 Giants, Indians and Red Sox Awaiting a Pennant Miracle Stubborn Polo Grounders Edge Boston to Hang On Hy JOB KKICIII.EU Assodnk-il Cress Sports WrUcr 'J'lirec trams today arc waiting for a miracle to take .. i place—for only by such n phenomenon can the New York 2li' (Hants. Cleveland Indians or Boston Rod Sox win a ncniiant IS 1 ,'- : Brooklyn . New York . St. Louis . . Bastou . . . Philadelphia Cincinnati . NATIONAL !,KAGUi; IV I, I'd. 54 Chicago 03 92 79 73 12 65 62 61 .633 .013 .527 .«3 .483 .433 .413 .407 New York . Cleveland . Boston . Chicago . . Detroit . . Philadelphia Washington St. Louis . . AMKUiCA.v I.I:A<IUI-: w L I'd. 55 59 59 72 ..33 . 87 .77 . 71 . 07 . 58 . W .628 .009 .596 .517 1C 1 ,'. .477 .447 .392 .333 YESTEKJUY'S UliSULTS National League New York 4, Boston 3 Only game played American League No games scheduled Southern Association (May off) Little Rock at Birmingham rain TODAY'S fiAMKS National I-ca&ue Brooklyn at Boston 2 <tvi-nig!it> New York at Philadelphia night St. Louis at Cincinnati night qhicago at Pittsburgh night American League Philadelphia at New York Cleveland at Chicago nK'ht Boston at Washington night Detroit at St. Louis night Stmlhmt Association (Playoff) Little Rock at Birmingham night Leaders Major League By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (based on 350 times at bat)— MusEal, St. Louts, .358; Ash- burn^PhHadelphia, .341. Runs — Kiner, Pittsburgh, 123; Musial. St. Louis, 122. Runs batted in—Irvin, New York, 114; Gordon, Boston, 107, Hits—Ashburn, Philadelphia, all; Musial, St. Louis, 202. Doubles —- Dark, New York, 38; Kluszewskl, Cincinnati, 35, Triples — Musial, St. Louis. 12; ' Bel!, Pittsburgh and Banmholtz. Chicago, 11. Home runs — Kiner, Pittsburgh, 41; Hodges, Brooklyn, 39. Stolen bases—Jethroe, Boston, 35; Ashburn, Philadelphia, 29. Pitching (based on 10 decisions) —Roe, Brooklyn, 22-2, 517; Magllc, New York, 22-6, .786. StrlkeouU — Spahn, Boston, 153 Ts'Ewcombe, Brooklyn, 148, AMERICAN LEAGUK Batting—Fain, Philadelphia, .3*1 Minoso, Chicago, ,325. Runs —DlMnggio, Boston and Minoso, Chicago, 111, •Runs batted In—Zerntal, Philadelphia, 127; Williams, Boston, 125, Hits .— DiMaggio, Boston, 187; Kcll, Detroit. 182. Doubles— Goodman anci DiMaggio, Boston; Minoso, Chicago; Kcll, Detroit; Yost, Washington; Melc, Washington, 34. Triples — Minoso, Chicago^ 14; \ Fox and Coleman, Chicago, 10,' [• Home rnns — Zernial, Philade!- - phia. 32; Williams, Boston, 30. Stolen bases — Minoso. Chicago, Leo Dnroc'hor and his Giants np: patently believe In miracles. Thpy i an.- .slaying .stubbornly alive when j Micy muse know thcv should t)c ; dead. J YesTmlny, while Brook lyn t inan- l ac-er Charlie Drcssen uns aniiounc- i ing I'rcncher Roe as his pitcher in | the world series opener, the relent| loss Giants chipped another half I wume off the Dori^'crs' Nat \ptul i l.c^fjuc !i>;tcJ with n 4-3 triumph over i (lie Boston nriivc.s All other teams j U'fre idle. < j Brooklyn now Inads New York ny 1 l\vo and a half games, Its smallest margin .since the opening; week a I the campaign. .Since the Giants be- in n their f rn tHic and .seemingly Hopeless chase on Aug. Ifi. they luu'c chopped 11 games from the DoclRcr.s' once huge load. The Giants have won 33 of 40 since then for an imazlng .825 «ult. The Giants' victory left theclinch- jig combination fpr the Doclfjors nt four. Brooklyn has seven more to play, four in Huston and three in Philadelphia. A Ui-night twin bill Boston Is on tap for tonight. The Giants' four remaining games are divided between Philadelphia and Host on. They face Robin Roberts (21-12), the Philly ncc, tonight. Can Clinch Flag Frlilny The New York Yankees can clinch their 18th flag Friday. A victory over the Philadelphia Athletics this alter noon nnd a sweep of Friday's duubleheadcr with the Red Sox, all, at Yankee Stadium, would finish off the Indians and Red Sox with mathematical certainty. The Yankees' clinching number Is three. Thnt means all they have to to,capture their third straight pennant is ptay .500 hall In their remaining six games regardless of what the Indians do tri their three games. Of course, that would sink the Red Sox, with whom they piny five of their six games. Casey StcnRle. cany Yankee pllol. has named Bob Ku7ava to oppose tlie Athletics 1 Bobby Shnnt/. today. This was to be Kuzava's first start in six weeks. He lias been used cx- clu.sively In relief of late. ShanU (17-ni. ts 'the A's top pitcher. He has knocked off the Yankees three times. Kartv Wynn, one of Cleveland's three 20-Rame winners, ts slated to clash with Billy Pierce of the White Sox tonight, in Chicago. Wynn has '.von his last four. In Washington. It will be Bob Portcrflcld of the Senators :is;rilM.st rookie Leo Kicly of the Red Sox. Porterfteltl owns a pair of three-hit victories over the Yankres find Indians. Slanky's Single Pays Off A [Avo-out single by Eddie Stankj in the la.st of the ninth drove in Davey Williams witli the run that gave the Giants their third victory over tin- Braves in as many days. game It was the Giants' last home of the season Dave Kolso. who came to the rescue of starter Sheldon ,Jones In the sixth, was credited with his tenth victory. Lefty Chct Nichols. 20- year-old rookie, \vcnt nil the way mid wns charged with his eighth defeat. Each team got two unearned runs and Ihey went into the sixth tied at 2-2. The Braves took n 3-2 lead In the sixth on singles by Earl Tor- geKon, Sid Gordon and Walker Cooper. The Giants re-knotted the •score in their half on singles by Bobby Thomson and Monle Irvln and V/hitey Lockrrinn's forceout. Don Mueller opened the Clams' ninth with a single and moved lo second on Billy Rigncy's sacrifice. Pinch hitter Ray Noble popped out but Stanky "smashed the game-win-* ning hit off third baseman's Sibby Slsti's glove. It wns the Giants' 12th victory In 20 meetings- with Boston. Illness Hits Chicks' Squad; Mel Hay Out Until Thursday Blytheville's Chicks, still staggering umler the load of the pre-season training injury jinx, got a new jolt yesterday when Coach Rus-s Mosley stated that Mel Hay, the tribe's co- captain, field general and hot-shot passer, will be out of action all this week due to illness. •f Mosley made the announcement yesterday afternoon as hts 22-myv squad prepared for the afternoo45£- workout. He said that Hay had been ordered to bed by Or. Joe Beaslcy, team physician. Coach Motley quoted the doctor as saying that Hay must remain in bed "until at lenst Thursday". He's suffering from a mild case o! influenza. Hov/ever, Mosley expressed hopes that his No. One back would he Arkansas Sportettes — Porkers' Win Impressive But Remember '48 and '49 By CAUL BELL LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 25. <A!'>—It was a great victory for Arkansas, that mauling of Oklahoma A. & M. last Saturday afternoon. But, as the old saying goes, one D. L. Miller as the hall-handling swallow doesn't make a summer— and, we might add, it won't make you drunk cither. There were bright spots in the Razortaack play, definite promise of a better season than last year's dismal one of two victories, eight defeats. Despite the top-heavy 42-7 score, f which could have been larger had the Porkers wanted, Arkansas Coach j Otis Douglas commented afterward I Ihink Ears (Agzic Coach J. B. Whit \varth) is going to have a right good team this year." It will take A. & M. a few games to reach its potential strength, however, Wrutworth has only 13 lettermen and, with the possible e.xcep- ready for action against Ecnton, III., Friday night, even If on a lim- „ ited scale, "quarterback" of the Porker cagcrs i And Hay wasn't the only absentee and gives Coach Presley Askew the , yesterday. End Montroe Holland fast-moving floor shotmaker he ; and tackle Larry Lutisford were not needed to go along with his stroj rebounding giants. Hogs to Concentrate On Rule Infractions FAYETTFA'ILLE, Ark,, Sept. 25. <AP>— Perhaps the No. 1 Job of the Arkansas Rnzorbacks in their football drill* this week will be to cure R severe cnse of rule infractions. The Razorbacks, lost 135 yards and two touchdowns uyaiust Oklahoma A. A M. last Saturday via the penalty route. It didn't mntter in that one, for they won It nny- way, 42-7. "B u t," observed Coach Otis Douglas, "we'll have to do better in Southwest Conference games." Arkansas gels a chance to concentrate on polishing np this w'eek because next Saturday's Ice, Arizona State oT Tcmjw. isn't expected to offer much trouble. The Razorbacks looked at Arizona State plays in a light workout Mo tut ay. The Tempe ream runs from the standard T formation, for which Arkansas' pro-styled 5-4-2 31; Ensby, Chlctigo, 26. Pitching — Kinder, Boston. 11-2, .816; Feller, Cleveland. 22-8, .133; Mnrtin. Philadelphia, u-4. .733. Strikeouts — Rn-schi, New York, 159; Lemon, Cleveland, 132. defense wns especially designed. Pass defense will come In for some attention, says Douglas, who v - as openly*" pleased with the way the Porkers stopped the Oklahom- 's rushing attack. Dongas said only a little scrimmage was planned this week. ; , —Courier News Pholo CI-INTRK—Max Skcuin. a 160-iJound sophomore, is be- looked to for a lot of action with the Chicks this fall. Skelton plays center on offense behfnd starlet Leoii Privett and linebacker on defense. He was a Pap .starter lust year. 1 :x-Denver Ul'Foot DENVER, Sc|)t. 25. (APi— A Denver's football lenm Ims filed ohe-timo lineman a claim to collect says was not paid while he was injured. He Is Ernest E. Nemeth, 24, of "any implication that he (Nerneth) East Chicago, Ind., a guard of the received payment for anything oth- Pioneer's 1949 team. He listed the t er than bona fide jobs or work par- formed while a student Is absurd.' Tag Bout Canny and Jack Moody Walter Byers Gets NCAA Post CHICAGO. Sept. 25. (IP) -Walter Byers, Big Ten administrative aide for the last four years, has been appointed to fill the newly-created post of executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association with offices In Kansas City. Dyers, a native of Kansas City, attended Rice Institute as a fresh- $26 sum as his weekly salary for playing football. The university denied that Ne- mcth, or any other student, was! paid for playing nny sport. A state- j ment issued by the university said i students are offered "nothing more ! than the E°°d education we think ; we can give him, and-the opportunity legitimately to earn his way '. through college." j The chum was .-filed with the j Bill State Industrial Commission against I roughed their way to a victory over the London Guarantee and Acci- [-Pat Murphy and Rex Mobiey in the dent Co., Ltd. The Insurance com-I tag match feature of the American pany handles a blanket policy on; Legion's wrestling bouts at Mem- all university employes. On Aug. 8, jorial Auditorium last night, the company denied the claim. | Canny and Moody won (he match Nemeth's claim, filed by attar-; in straight falls after splitting* the ney Robert Swamon, charges he 'preliminary bouts to their opno- MifTered a ruptured intcrvertebral ncnLs disc during spring grid drills nml ! -r^j, captbrcd the first round n f^'^m-f ' P i Mter la '"''»"« of «ugh and , a L i . , . , tumble grappling. Moody took care Industrial Commission Referee < 0[ lv i 0 ijiev Richard Moss snld n hearing hss' Borons, Peibs Rained Out; Play Tonight BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 25. (AP) The Birmingham Barons and the tion of Arizona State, this week's j Little Rock Travelers try again to-] new plavs to ihe Chicks offense as supposed-to-be ^tuneup for the^Ra-1 nigM to resume their rain delayed | they got ready for the Benton in- ing present for yesterday's drills. Holland' 111 Holland, a starter, was also reported ill but was expected to return to workouts today. No reason was given for Lunsford's absence. As a reward for the Chicks fine showing against a favored Poplar Bluff team Friday night, Coa^h Mosley limited yesterday's drills to only dummy offensive parctice. The tribesmen worked out minus pads yesterday as they ran through light lirnb^ving up exercises only i with no contact, work. Mosley spent ' considerable time in adding a few zorbacks, the Aggies arc the least [ Southern Association finals. experienced team Arkansas meets this year. The successful opening has given With a three-game ed^e, the Barons had hoped . for the start of the Dixie Series. But a late-aftcr- the Hazorbacks much-needed con-] noon rainstorm washed out the pro- fidence- Douglas is hopeful that the-gram. confidence isn't cockiness. j Both of last night's scheduled Actually, there's no reason for mound starters were carried over Doug's men to get the idea that; for tonight. They are Bobo Newborn they're unbeatable. All they have' to do is check the records. Remember Baylor Game? Last year, for instance, Arkansas looked positively great iti shellacking Baylor, 27-6, in the fourth game of the season. It looked as tliotigh the Poiks were on their way. Yet, they didn't win another game all year, while Baylor bounced back to finish second in the Southwest Conference. The lads from Fayetteville scored convincing triumphs over Texas Christian in conference openers in 1945, '43 and '49 only to finish well behind in the league. So, don't pass out any championships yet. vasion. Dees, Paps Work i^L' 1 The training tempo was schedu^S to pick up today, however, with things returning to normal. Meanwhile, the Bees and the Papooses witnessed light workouts Tl- so. Both teams spent most of the afternoon in polishing up their T ment after being batted from the mound at Little Rock last Thursday night. The Barons won that one, however, and the other game at Litle Rock, too. Their Sunday victo-y here gave Birmingham a 3-0 lead in the best four of seven series. If the Barons win tonight, they'll open with ihe Houston Buffs there \Radio Aids Mines Thursday night. If Little Rock wins, j US mines another game is scheduled here to- Bluff cancelled. The came last week' when Poplar Bluff officials announced ihe school was dropping football. The Bees play Osceola's B team at Osceola Thursday night. morrow night. Another Traveler victory tomorrow night would take the clubs back to Little Rock for a further game or games. Thqse who watched pre-season practices weren't surprised that Lamar McHan, the do-every thing sophomore quarterback and fullback, ran 81 yards for an Arkansas TD and led the southwest in ground! " ungo gaining the first week with 95 yards in seven carries. But they were mildly fooled by his punting. He got off a couple" of mighty boots and his average was cut to a respectable 36 yards only by a pair of well-placed coffin-corner kicks. The slave trade begain in 1503, when the Portugese landed the first shipment of Negroes aL Santo Do- CENTRALIA, 111. ^.-Pj — Three southern Illinois coal mines have added radio to their operations, Fred Huff, superintendent of the mines, said the two-way PM rad)o could cut accidents and contribute to greater production. The mines are near pinckneyville, Elkville and Shakerag. Read Courier News Classified Ads. been set tentatively for Sept, 27. The university statement said. man and the final three years at the University of To'.va. The NCAA's execuUve office and minutes with a step over leg lock and Canny eliminated Murphy in four minutes with a body pin. The second round also went to Moody and Canny but only after for a »allant comeback by Mobiey had 'four been quelchcd by Moody. It's a bit out of season, but certainly worth mentioning that things are looking up in U. of A. basketball, too. Tiyon Lewis, the former Fayetteville three-time Rll-stater who had married and gone into the chicken business, has returned to school. He's due to replace the graduated the National Collegiate Athletic Bu- : Moody opened the fall by beating renu now in New York will be moved . Murphy iti eight minutes with a pin. to Kansas City next spring. , Mobiey, however, rushed into the ring and immediately whipped the strutting Canny in two minutes with cartwheels. 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