The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1951 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 26, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT Rampaging Giants Cut Bums National Lead to Single Game By JO 1C REICIII.KK ^ssodalcd IVfM Sport* Writer Is the miracle about to come to pass? Will Hie given-up-for-dcad New York Giants actually overhaul the runaway Brooklyn Do;!gers? lias ihe "creeping terror" caught the jitteuy Brooks in Us clutches? In short, are the Docigers panic stricken ? These are some of (h« questions*asked today by an astonished baseball world, dazed by yesterday'j *»!ddeti turn o/ events that left the Dodgers reeling and rocking. Manager Charlie Drcssen and his Brooklyn crew saw their once overpowering 13',-; game bulge over the Giants melt to a single game Inst night when the relaxed Braves pum- melled them ill a nightmarish floodlighted doubleheader. 6-3 and 14-2. At the same time the relentless _gLTTHBVTLT,K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'We're Not Out Until Book Says So/ Lopez Declares Giants were polishing off the Philadelphia Phils. 5-1. for the 34th triumph in their last 41 g^tncs. The big doings In the National League pennant race far oversha- dosvcd the American League scram- . blc that saw the front running New ' York Yankees move a step nearer the flag when both Cleveland and the Boston Red Sox were beaten. The Chicago White Sox shoved the Indians three games behind the Yanks with a 4-2 triumph while Washington dropped the Red Sox five and a half games off the pace with a 2-0 victory. The Dodgers were depressed, but there was no hint of surrender despite their double debacle. "We're still in Iront, That's all I know," said captain Pee Wee Reese. Four Will Da It "We got all the bad baseball out of our system," said Dressen. "The boys aren't panicky. There's nothing we can do but go out and win four of our remaining five." The Dodgers still have five (o go, two in Boston and three in Philadelphia. The GlanU have three left, one in Philadelphia and two In Boston. Any combination of four Dodger wins and/or Giant defeats would clinch the flag for Brooklyn. The Giants still face a Herculean task and Manager Leo Durocher Is well aware of It. He knows his charges cannot afford to lose another game. They are certain to face Warren Spahn, ace Boston left- hander, in one of them. Spahn yesterday whipped the Dodgers for his S2nd victory. "I'd be foolish to predict a pennant," said Durocher. "Nobody realize! what a task we are con. fronted with better than I. We still havt to have help to win it. "But let me tell you this." he added. "This It the ttghtingcst ball club I ever managed. Everybody else gave up on u< but the players themselves. They don't know what It fs to quit." Durocher yesterday made a smart managerial move that helped the Giants to victory. Starter and winner Jim Hearn lost his shutout in the seventh with a home run pitch to Willie Jones. When two singles followed with only one out, Leo der- ricked Hearn and s M imnone(l Sal Maglle. his ace right 1 . 'Jcr, from the bullpen. Msglie threw a double play ball to pinch hitter Del Ennls and breezed through the eighth and ninth Innings to Insure Hcnrn's 16lh win. Alvin Dark paved lri« way for Robin Robert* 1 13th defeat, banging a triple and home run. The Braves decided,each game early. They tallied six runs in the . first Innln? of the opener and scored anot'--'- sixer in the second In-| I'hig of '',e nightcap lo put the '~"dgcrs on the defensive rhht from me start. A two-run homer by Sam 1 Jethroe and Buddy Ken's 'bases- < loaded double sent R-'-ih Brancaj down lo defeat In the fir.-;', game. ! Errors Costlv I Three Dodger errors and a long slugle by Earl Torgcson that scored three runners, highlighted the big second game outburst nt the expense nf loser Carl Ersklne. Jim Wilson hurled a > : for the Braves, who had snapped a seven- game losing streak earlier. Billy Pierce pitched a nine-hitler; to register his fifth victory in st.vj st?rls against the Indians. He star'.-! ed a game-ending double play after j the Tribe had loMrti (h c bn.'cs in! Ihe ninth. Orestes Miuoso. former: Cleveland property, homered and | singled lor the White Sox. It Cleveland's fourth straight defeat. Bob Porterficld handcuffed i.hc Red Sox with two singles today ;<s' the Senators cot eight off Vscr Leo Kiely with Clyde Klutti and Oil Coan driving in the runs. The Yankees, rained out of their scheduled game with the Philadelphia. Athletics, now nerd to win only t\vo of their rcmnininc six to din -h the (lag. They play the A's today, and follow with live against the Red Sox. Cleveland has but two. both at home, against Detroit. The Red Sox hr.'-c seven left, all on the road. Tec" "rsv pitched the Detroit Tigers to a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Yank Visitors To Israel Up TEL AVIV. Israel *,l'i—A shaip upSKiug in the \oiumc of American Have! to Israel is rcporicci by the American Express oliice which opened here a year ago. In 1919. there were 22.000 tourists. Last year 33,000 visitors arrived. This year pron.tjes to break that, record. One ot the principal appeals of Israel is the Holy Land. But visitor* also have an opportunity lo observe here the day-by-day progress being mane by the world's newest republic. The Negev area, [or example, »'as a i tsert wasteland, populated by wandering Bedouins, a Tew years ngo; but today, because ol the government's land reclamation pro- Krnm, It Is a fertile agricultural aica dotted by communal farm settlements. CLEVELAND, Sept. 2fi. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians today were in the position of a condemned ninn waiting for a reprieve white the governor goes on n three-day fishing trip. 'Ilie Tribe wobbled home to their* -^___ _^_^^_ desolate wigwam with nothing to do until their final two games Saturday and Sunday against/ Detroit except wait for the New York Yankees to lower the pennant . if fate has so decreed. The Yankees, leading at the moment by three full games, play the Philadelphia Athletics in n post- ()(incd game today and meet the Boston Red Sox in a twin bill Friday. With only twn Yankee victories needed lo clinch the title, the Indians may be out ot the. picture before iney even set a foot ... Cleveland Stadium for Saturday's opener against the Tigers. It was a sorry tot of Indians who slinkcd into their Comlskcy Park dressing room last night alter the Iilsky Chicago White Sox slapped them down, 4-2. Like a schoolboy whistling in grave-yard, dejected Manager AI Lopez bravely smiled and declared: " "When the book says we're out then we're out. But nobody is getting us to art/nil it before then." But the book makes Cleveland's cause seem pretty hopeless. They have five more games in the all- important defeat column than the Yankees, who hnve six games in nil left to play. The ll-eamc road trip which ended with last night's single game at Chicago tinned Into a nightmare for Cleveland which opened the junket at St. Louis one game ihcad. Browns. He fanned 10. Catcher John Pramcsa hit a B rand slam homer In the bottom half of the 14 liming to give Kenny Ruffensberger nnd the Cincinnati Reds n 1-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Ralph Kin- cr drove In two runs and scored one to lend the Pittsburgh Pirates lo — - "«"Mi"6n smut's 10 ; b-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. SA Attendance Less than 1950 Little Rock Breaks Old League Record NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26. M>/ — Southern Association baseball teams drew a total of 1.534,242 paid admissions for one of the bust attendance years in the circuit's 51- year history, President Charles Hurth announced. Iliirth sain it was highly successful year although the total was 105.805 less than for the 1950 season. He said it was the sixth best year In Southern Association history. Little Rock's pennant-winning Travelers ran away with Individual drawing honors. They 'shattered their all time attendance mark — 105.127 set in 1020—with 225.780 for the season. The Travs drew a tremendous H3.038 more fans this year than last. Although way ahead in percentage gain. Little Rock ranked third in total attendance to Atlanta and Birmingham. Mobile nnd Chattanooga finished with a gain also but the other five clubs shared the lass. Atlanta drew the greatest total attendance but finished the season with a loss of 121,403 over hist yenr Read Courier New« Classified Ads, For Experimental Use Research institutions raise thousands of cockroaches, spiders, houseflies. and clothes moths for experiment annually, according to the Encyclopedia.Brltannica. Brooklyn . . Nev York . St. Louis . . Boston . .. Philadelphia Cincinnati . Pittsburgh . Chicago . .. N'ew York . ileveland . Boston . .. Chicago . . Detroit . Philadelphia Washington St. Louis . , —Courier News I'hoto END'HKSEItVE—Another of the top sophomores in Chick uniform this fall is Charles Ray flail, a reserve end. A Pap regular last year. Hall has shown good possibilities so far this season. Tigers Blank Brownies 2-0; Pramesa's Clout Sinks Cards By The Associated Press The Detroit Tigers p\ished the St. Louis Browns a little deeper into eighth place last night as Ted Gray shut out the Brownies 2 to 0 before 1.754 fans at St. Louis. Gray, whose record Is now T won and 14 defeats fanned 10 St. Louis batters, including three in a row that bit the dust in the Browtis un- hicky seventh. Tommy Byrne (6-11) hurled creditable ball for St. Louis except for the first inning when the Tigers scored one rim and in the ninth when they added another. In Cincinnati, the St. Louis Cardinals battled for 14 innings before catcher John Parmesa's grand-slam homer gave the Cincinnati Reds' a 7 to 3 victory. Al Brazle, working In the fireman's role for starter Max Lanier, who gave way for a pinch batter in the eighth was the victim. Ken Raflensberger went all the way for the Reds to gain his 16th Detroit Man Is 'Bowler of Year' COLUMBUS. O.. Sept. 26. UP) Lee Jouglard of Detroit, 130 pounds )1 10-pin wizardry, today was nam- :d 1951's "bowler of the year" by the national bowling writers as- ;ociatio,,. Jouglard. 30. was the No. 1 choice of 46 of the 60 writers in the coast- to-coast poll. He picked up 545 of a possible 600 points in the voting. OWNERS! Here's How Your Dealer Can Save You Money! When your engine starts giving trouble, the dealer who services your car can now send it to one of the most modern machine shops in this entire area! Compared to buying a new engine, that saves you money! Automotive Supply Co. can regrind the crankshaft, resize connecting- rods, grind valves. . .even completely rebuild the engine. We have all the latest equipment to do the job right. Remem- , ber that, the next time you bring engine trouble to your dealer. It'll have you money! SEE YOUR DEALER AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CO. ERCHEL SKEN, Mgr. 311 iX'oi'fh llroad\vay Plume .3.") 11 triumph against 17 losses. Bnizlc low osvns a 6 and 5 average. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1951 NATIONAL f.KAGUE W . S3 , 03 . 79 . 75 , 12 6G . 63 . 81 Pel. .624 .616 .523 .500 .48(1 .437 .417 .404 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Vet. ... 93 55 .628 . . 02 tiO ..87 60 .. 18 .. 12 .. 67 83 ..53 00 ... 49 99 12 18 .605 .592 .520 .480 .•Ml .396 331 G.B. 1 15 18!i 21 '.i 28 31 33 G.B. 3 S'.i 16 22 '27 34 ',i 44. rESTEKDAY'S RESULTS National League Boston 6-14. Brooklyn 3-2 New York 5, Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 3 <14 innings) Pittsburgh B. Chicago 3 American League Washington 2, Boston 0 Chicago 4. Cleveland 2 Detroit 2. St. Louis 0 Philadelphia at New York rain Son I hern Apodal ion (Playoff) Birmingham 6. Little Hock 1 TODAY'S GAMES National league Brooklyn at Boston New York at Philadelphia niehl Only games scheduled American League Philadelphia at New York Boston at Washington night Detroit at St. Louis night Only games scheduled Fighting Irish Young and Green SOUTH BEND. Imi., Sept. 26. f/Py —Coach Frank Leahy, starting his ninth season at Notre Dame, rates the gnme with Indiana Saturday as cue of his most important football openers since he became head man of the Irish. With two out of every three men on the squad facing their first varsity competition, the Irish will be represented by their youngest nnd greenest team in more than a decade. Barons Head for Houston After Winning SA Playoff BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 20. (AP)-The Birmingham Bin-oils, conquerors ot Little Rock in four straight Southern Association playoff games, entrain today'for Houston and the .start of the Dixie Series. • They'll open again-st Houston's* '__ Buffs, Texas League playoff champions, tomorrow night. The secon'd game will lie played there Friday night. The clubs then return to Birmingham for a three-game set, starting Sunday. Outfielder George Wilson and pitcher Bobo Newsom were the heroes of Birmingham's 6-1 triumph over Little Rock that wound up the Southern playoff last night. Wilson hit a home run with the bases loaded in the third inning. Newsom stopped the Southern pennant winners on six hits. Bobo shut out the Travelers until the ninth when R. c. Otey connected for a triple and scored on Hal Simpson's outfield fly. Nciv.som had asked for the assignment after neins routcti In the second inning of the second game at Little Rock last Thursday Bill Connelly, the Traveler slart- er, lost control at the beginning of the third inning and walked New- .som and Walt Rogers. Marv Rackley singled to load the bases, and Wilson cleaned them with his ^rand slam home run. The Barons added two more to the eighth. The win was Birmingham's eighth straight in the playoffs and set a new Southern Association record. Before taking on Little Rock, the Barons smashed Mobile in tour straight games. Atlanta was unbeaten In winning the 1935 Southern playoffs in six straight. That was before the Southern shifted to the Shaughnessy system of two rounds each on a t«st four of seven basis. 'Old Chicks' Ploy RYE, N.Y., Sept. 26. (IP,—A total ot 101 women who admit being at least 50 years .old began today in the two-day United States senior women's golf tournament, a 36-holc tnecial play affair. Because Ages had nobles o f banks deposit their wealth. the Middle in which to the Encyclopedia Americana says, they h;d their gold and silver fashioned into ornate cups and vases. —Courier News Photo WILSON'S NEW COACH—Bill Yates, Hendrix College's tliree- sport star of 1949-50 has taken over the reins as head. coach Wilson.High School. A native,! Earle. Yates coached at down last year following his graduation from Hendrix In the spring of 1950. Aussie Army Stronger CANBERRA (AP)—The full-time strength of the Australian Army is now 20.600. The army minister snid that the full-time personnel total was made up of n.(ji2 servicemen on Ihe Australian mainland and 3011 in the B.C.O.P. in Japan, and the 3rd Battalion in Korea. Tha Korean force totals 1145. Read Courier Neiv.s Classified Adj. winning team for power and mileage! FROM THE VERY START and all the way. Esso Extra Gasoline delivers ready, steady power .. long mileage . . . smooth performance . . . clean-engine protection—all in one great "all- around" gasoline. Try a tankful today ... and find out why Esso Extra is the biggest selling premium gasoline in the area served tvy^Esso MILE AFTER Mill, your engine runs smoothly, . safely when Esso Extra Motor Oil is on the~Job. 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