The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1951 · Page 6
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TmTTvSDAT, OCTOBER "4, • . rmJUSDAT, OCTOBER 4, 1MI Incredible Giants Win ML Pennant-Six Games on Missco Football Slate Yanks Are 8-5 Favorites To Capture World Series By JACK HAND NE WVOKK, Oct. 4. (AP)—The incredible New York Giants miracle men of '51 charge into the World Series today in the familiar hut becoming role of 8 to 5 underdogs to the seasoned New York Yankees. Floating on a pink doud In a world all their own a/ier the greatest, comeback in baseball history, the GianU laca tire stern reality of Allie tdouble no hit) Reynolds (17- fl> in the Yankee Stadium opener at 1;00 n.ni. lESTj. To meet this challenge o( the well-fed Yanks, accustomed to world series hullabaloo. Manager Leo Durochcr has named Dave Kos> lo UO-9), a journeyman southpaw who hasn't started in two weeks. It's another gamble by take-a- chance-Lco in a scries of inspired managerial moves. Noting that lefthanders gave the Yanks ins nil season — am! Yogi Berra in particular—Leo reached for Hie only lefty starter on his anil-weary staff. Ko.slo spends at, least hall his lime in tlie bullpen, except when his "cousins" from St. Louis are in town. No matter U'hat Leo (Joes, the Yanks who watched the Giants snatch yesterday's dramatic 5-1 clincher from Brooklyn, will not take hi* club lightly. The record books show the Qiajlls olten are down—but never out. Bobby Thomson's three-run homer into the lower left field seats In the ninth inning was one of the most dramatic blows ever struck. It rescued the Giants from th« brink of disaster and wrenched ft pennant from the grip of the dcsperatf Dodgers. In dollars and cents it probably meant about $200,000 tx) the winning athletes in world series money. To appreciate the lull drama ol the occasion you must know the background. How the Glnnts [lopped in a miserable It-game losing streak in April. How they were given up for dead Aug. 11, trailing the Brooklyn master race by 13 i? games. How they clawed back, gome by game, until they tied Brooklyn and forced the second National League playoff, Dodgen 8co« in 8th Winning tho first playoff game, »-l, losing the second, 10-0, they were backed up against the wall in the ninth inning ot the final game. Alter pulling up to tie In the sev- *nth, they saw their hard work go down the drain In the eighth .when Bal Maglle wild pitched one run home and the Dodgers hammered home two more with their bats. • Trailing 4-1 in the ninth with big Don Newcombe firing a four- hitter, Al Dark stirred a faint hope with a single off Oil Hodges' glove. When Don Mueller singled, the Polo Grounds settlement of 34,320 began to stir. But Mont* Irvin fouled to Hodges for Out No. 1. Whltey Lockman set the Joint Jumping with a double off the lolt, field wall lo score Dark, narrowing the gap to 4-2. Sliding Into third on the hit, Mueller twisted his ankle and was carried from the field. On the way he passed Ralph Branca, striding in to replace the weary Newcombe. Thomson, the goat on some bonehead base running and Inadequate fielding, locked at a called strike. The next pitch was a Wish fast hall and the Soot from Statcn Island slammed a sinking liner that Just cleared the lilgh green wall in front of the lower left field .seats. Manhattan Goes Wild Over Win Giant Fans Dane* In Streets; Auto Horns, Radios Blare NS\V YOKK. Oct. mid excitement ran 4. rVTV- Noise rampant, , Manhattan last night as Giant fans • •- ......... - ------ - I ng as ant fans A hoarse roar echoed off Coognn's ' celebrated the Ira iota II victory over Bluff as Thomson rounded the bases with a wide grin. Wild-eyed GianlK pounded Thomson's back and climbed on his shoulders as they loosened the pent up emotion of weeks of back-bending strain. The old Polo Grounds which saw the great John McGraw's teams of years ago never saw any wilder vfc- tcry celebration than it did yesterday afternoon. Thousands grouped on the ccntcrflcld grass and raised volleys ol clicers toward tile clubhouse wlndois's. If history repeals itself, this determined Giant club could KO on to win the scries tco. The 1014 Boston Braves, miracle men of their day when they surged! from last to (list to win the pen-! the Brooklyn Dodgers. The rooters on the winning side whooped and danced In the streets while auto horns and radios blared! fiy contrast. In Dodgerland—from Flattens.)! to Coney Island—crime tire walls of the faithful. One Dodger fan. a little man with a big, black mustache, summed up the mourning inuUlludc as he kept crying "I can't believe It! i can't believe it!" The 5-4 victory over Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds meant the first National league pennant for the CliarKs In 14 years. Not only the spectators at the ball finrk were engrossed in the lirocecaliigs.. Business practically In many office buildings as &'±^^'>™»*^^>£sr"" >i ','nnls Uiiscl Yanks In 1042 the Cardinals stormed past Brooklyn In Uic stretch and knocked off the Yankees hi a tremendous upset. Both playoff winners—the Cardinals In 1946 and Cleveland In the American League in IS4S—went on to win the Series. And the Chicago Cubs of iocs ii, a t beat U>c Glant.s in a tie playoff Rarnc after the regular season, also won the world championship. But the cold facts show • Casey Stengel's Yanks all set. with a solid rested pitching trio of Reynolds. Vic Rnschi and Eddie Lopat to throw at the aianta. Durochcr must piece together his staff after the lm« out" Housewives neglected their housework and listened to the radio or watched Inc piny on television. Bar; featuring T-V screens were crowded. Staten Island, home-town of third baseman Bobby Thomson whose mighty home run wallop defeated the Dodgers in the last of the ninth Inning, was a scene of madcap merriment. The usually quiet borough set up . community roar, a mixture of voices, factory whistles, ferryboat horns and tug tooting. Fans got in line last night at the Weathers entrance to Yankee Stadium, where the first world scries •nine will be plnycd todav. Talking animatedly, the rooters all cnrrteo. wlches and thermos bottles, and wlches and thermos bottles, ano i.ft&T; —Courier News Photo CHICK TACKI.r.S-The Chicks have a lot of, weight and heft at tackles this year with four boys weighing close to the 200 pound mark working at the Important line posts. Shown above are John Hornberger (left) and Billy Miller, two of the big tackles. Hornberger is a regular and Miller a reserve. UrrlMc strain of the last seven! ^hoZ for a relhot weeks to face i team that has won | ' ""__ three straight American Lei championships and two series. series. The Glniit hitting Ls predominantly Tlghthandcd and so ore the Yankee pitchers, another factor in favor of the American Leaguers. And the Yanks have solid lefthand- ed batting power in Bcrra, Gene Woodling. Mickey Mantle. Johnny Mlze and Joe Collins to throw against Giant righthanders like Maglle, Larry Jansen and Jim Hearn. . One thing In sure. This will be a more Intriguing series In fan intcr- eit than a Yank-Dodger set. The fans IBW that one In 1947 and 1WD. They haven't seen the GlanU In any series since 1937. Since the Yanks found the secret of World Series winning In 1D23 they hut beaten the Giants three in a row. They lost their first two series to the Giants in 1921 and 1022 In the tabled ern of McGraw, Miller Muggins and Babe Ruth. Because the Yanks have more pitching depth, a steadier infield, better catching and at least an even brenk In the ontdeld, the pick here U the American Leaguers in six. But then you never can figure inspiration on paper. Hank Thompson was minted to replace the injured Mueller In right field for the Glant.s against right-handed Reynolds. the Did Thompson's Homer Fire Dressen?-O'Malley Quiet NEW YORK, Oct. ^. (API-Did Bobby Thomson's dramatic ninth- Inning home run which propelled the Giant* into the worm series also Jtrike a knell tor Charlie Dressen's Job as manager o[ the Brooklvn Dodgers ? Hornsby Given Release by Seattle Club SEATTLE. Oct. 4. (/p, Rogers Hornsby, the man who guided Seattle's Pacific Coast, League Raln- iers to (he circuit's 1351 championship, hac; a free hand today to look for the major league Job he wants. Because, as O f yesterday evening, the "Rajah" was through with the Rainlers—anrt you may take the word of owner Em 11 Sick (or that. "We gave Hornsby a week to sign. The deadline was today (Wednesday). He has not given me the courtesy of an - answer. We're in the market fora new manager and hope to land Bill' Sweeney." Sweeney, the pilot. Sick hopes to land, resigned a (ew weeks ago as manager of Portland, also of the P.C.I,. Hornsby his been dickering for several big League managerial Jobs. Only last Sunday he conferred with Bill Veeck, owner r>f the hapless St. Louis Browns and has scheduled further conferences. He also Is known to have his sights on something higher—the managership of the New York Yankees—If Casey Stengel retires following the World Series. Some baseball men insisted today) matter tnat it did. but the only man who' could say for sure. Brooklyn President Waller O'Malley, hinted broadly the peppery little pilot would be back in 1952. "When all the furore of the baseball races and world series has died down we'll make an announcement " O'Aialley s:\iil. Asked if the Dodgers' collapse In the finnl weeks, during whicl before we started losing ground. I'll say this and you may draw your own conclusions" We don't feel the Dodjcrs collapsed. We have to give some credit to the Giants' ncar-,900 ball the last two months. "Also, a manager can't hit and pitch for this players." Drcssen himself is confident he did a creditable job and Is willing to bet he'll be back at Ebbets Field Brewers Take Lead in Series MILWAUKEE, Oct. 4. (API—Tlie Milwaukee Brewers will be out to win the little world series championship tonight, after gaining a 3-2 edge In games over Montreal with a 6-0 victory last night. The shutout gave the American Association champions their first bulge in the oest-of-seven battle. The Brewers ccvme here from Montreal trailing the International League champs, 2 to 1. Milwaukee Manager Charley Grimm has named righthander Sid Schncht to hurl tonight against the Royals' southpaw MM Mnllett. ...... ...... ..p, «iini_n Brooklyn lost a 13 '•; game lead to n^r ^IrT 0~ S£ ployrncnt chances, O'Malley replied: ,v ant een evident O-Ma- __\Ve_nmde up our minds on thistly left the field with his arm around next year ,ne' and ,ai,,lv hain't been evident Drcssen Tuesday when the Dodgers won. in-o when the Dodgers lost yesterday's heart-breaker. O'Malley was just ns demonstrative in accompanying his manager to the dressing room. Now in Throw-Away Quart Bottles! NO DEPOSIT NO RETURN It's De-Biiterized! Jackson's Bears Boast 3-1 Record; Dread Chicks By JIMMY HAMLIN .lacks.HI Sun Sporti Erlllor JACKSON, Term., Oct. 4,-Wllat might have been the most successful season in the Jackson High Golden Bear history could turn out to milk with Hie worse. Fewer losses than last year when the Bears succumbed seven times would result In what Jacksonlans would term as a terrible season. The why for this Is the fact that Benr followers had acclaimed "this Is the year," and for Ihe most parl. an undefeated season was expected. Things nrctx't turning out that way. Alter going undefeated, untied and unscored on in their first three outings — 25-0 over Ncwoern. 29-0 over Bnrtlett and 26-0 over Trenton, the Bears were surprised last week when Humes scored on an 80-yard Jaunt In the lost 50 seconds (o win 1-0. Whether the Benrs are now down in the mouth will come out Friday nil-lit when drcnrted Blythcville comes here. Even before the season opened, Jackson was dicatling Bly- (heville. Now they're dreading the Chicks twice as much. Rears Arc Crippled The Bears are crippled for this one. Billy Ray. [or two years the number one center, suffered three fractured ribs nnrf a bruised kidney I" a Monday scrimmage, and will probably be lost certainly for Eddie Triiett. a. pass-snagging end suffered a broken finger in the Trenton game and will be out for another couple of weeks at least. The Bears have a small squad. In number with only 33 names listed on the roster. All 33, however, are game worthy. The Bear offensive l.s built around Guy Hopper, an 185-pound triple- threat lullback. Guy Is a senior and has a world of prospects as a college athlete. Assisting Hopper is Bobby Mincey. a 200-pound halfback who Is usually good for that needed yard. Eddie Crawrord. a letthalf, is probably the fastest man on the squad, but he hasn't come through as expected. His shoes were filled by Cliff Qleavcs, a 160-pound speedster, in the last outing. 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Oct. 4. rvpj—Southwest <>••-• -**"~.~.i Conference teams tapered off today Panthcrs will take on the Burdette toward a tough round nf Inalhatl Pirattl s In the Panthers' nomecom- - tough round of football games this week-end, With the exception of Texas, all squads appeared at virtually top strength. In the conference opener at Little Rock Saturday night when Texas Christian and Arkansas get together, there'll be few missing from either squad. Texas Christian Isn't counting on Jim Amburg. reserve fullback, who has a neck injury, but everybody else is ready. Arkansas has Jack Troxell a halfback, and Pat Sumroeral), end, favoring assorted hurts but both are expected to be able to go. Texss had an injury list a yard long. Included were fullback Phil Branch, linebacker June Davis, end 3111 Georges, center Hugh Reeder md fullback Byron Townsend. All ire doubtful participants in Saturday's game in Austin with North Carolina. Rice was at full strength for Louisiana State at Baton Rouge Saturday night. Southern Methodist, which has passing aplenty but little running spent time on its ground attack as the Mustangs polished their offense for Missouri, whom they meet in Dallas' Cotton Bowl Saturday night At College Station, Coach Ray George had hb Texas Aggies practicing in private, as they prepped for Oklahoma Saturday. All members of the squad, including Bob Smith, who had been favoring a back injury, worked at full speed. At Waco, Baylor's Bears labored hot and heavy for their Saturday night date with Tufane at New Orleans. Ed Moak, a tackle, hasn't recovered sufficiently from illness to go full duty for several weeks. That means Ken Casner will play both offense and defense. Dixie Series Teams Switch To Houston HOUSTON. Tex., Oct. 4. W>>— Houston's Buffs stage a back-to- the-wall fight tonight as they seek to prevent elimination in the Dixie Series. Birmingham's Barons, leading the series three games to two, and Houston came here for the final games— H more than one is needed to decide the Issue. Mike Clark gets the pitching call for Houston, opposing Mickey Haefner. the former big leaguer who trimmed the Buffs in the first game of the series last week. Clark, a righthander, won ten and lost seven in regular Texas League play. Haefner, a southpaw, also had a 10-7 record in the Southern Association campaign. A crowd of 10.000 is expected at Buff Stadium for the sixth game Luxora Takes On Burdette On Osceola Field Tonight Football in Mississippi County takes its turn at th« quarter post this weekend with a total of seven county team* scheduled to see action in six games. This week's action gets started tonight with a pair of games, one at Osceola and one at Marked Tree in Poinselt County. At O.weola tonight. Luxora'! ing tilt. The game was shifted from Luxora to Osccc-.a earlier this week to enable more Luxora High grads to see the game. At Marked Tree tonight, Osceola'e junior Seminoles will go against Marked Tree's Junior Indians. Grid action gets in full swing tomorrow riight with five county teams slated to play. Only one game, however, will be played In the county. In that one, shaimee's Indians will go against the Shawnee Indians at Joiner. Chicks, Osreola Travel Blytheville's Chicks and Osceol.Vs Seminoles both travel this weekend The Chicks go to Jackson, Tenn., for a till with the always-tough Golden Bears of Jackson High School. Coach Dukie Speck's Seminoles travel to Brinkley to do battle with Brinkley High School. Reiser's Yellowjackets' also play this week. They go to Trumnnn for a game with the Trumann Wildcats. The Chicks continued to get ready for their invasion of Jackson yesterday with another stiff defensive drill. The Tribe spent long hours on perfecting defenses against Jackson plays. They scrimmaged against the junior high Papooses. Junior Coach Harold Stockton, who saw Jackson lose to Humes of Memphis 7-0 last week, had his of the series. If Houston wins tonight the final will be played tomorrow night. team running plays from the single wing and T formations with thu Chicks trying to stop them. The Tribe spent a lengthly session in looking at Jackson's pas« plays before they settled down to an intra-squad scrimmage session. Harry Agganis Of Boston U. Is Top Kicker NEW YORK, Oct. 4. (AP>—Harry Agganis of Boston University, who was - discharged from the Marln* Corps in time for the start of the football season is the top college kicker in the nation at this stage of the season. Agganis, who is reputed to be one of the best passers in the country, hns punted six times for an average of 45.2 yards per try. He Is just a shade better than Bill Wade of Van- derbilfc, who has averaged an even is yards. Dick Jarvis of the University ot Cincinnati, who caught only 24 passes last season, already has snatched 14 in three games, to lead the country in that department. In addition his 293 yards gained on catching passes put* him in first place In a second group. "Papa" Hall of the University of Florida Is top man in the punt- return yardage with 230 yards on 10 tries; Alex Webster of, North Carolina State paces the klckoff re- turners and Joe Watts of Furman has intercepted more passes and returned them further than anyorn else. Read Courier News Classified Adj. ^^^^"^™«<^t^i^t^t^t^™i»i« We Finance AUTO & TRUCK REPAIRS Complete Service on All Makes FREE ESTIMATES = ==COME IN TODAY! BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPANY Walnut & First Phone 4422 Because its Every Ounc& a Man's whbku For one hit after another, serve your friends, IARLV TIMES. Those who know this ikvorilt hour- rx>n of the Bourbon Slate will know you are serving ihc finest. 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