The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1950 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 11, 1950
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FACE ,TBM OOURTEW TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1W0 Injuries To Henrich, Reynolds Threatens Yanks - Basball Faces Another Suit T»p Henrlch New York Aces Visit Specialists Future Looks Dismal For World Champs; Reds Edge Boston 9-7 Ry The Associated Press With both Tommy Henrich and Allle Reynolds on the ailing list, the future looked dismal, Indeed, for the New York Yankees today. The defending American League champions, who weathered Tt injuries last year, ' open the season against Boston a week from today I and no one knows if Henrich will be in the starting 1 line-up, Tommy is In I Baltimore consul- Dr. George Bennett of John-; , Hopkins over hi; bad left knee. Reynolds, w h o did a good pitching job for Manager Casey Stengel against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the. world series, stopped off in St. Louis last night for a diathermic treatment in the aching arch of his left foot, Reynolds should be able to pitch when he stops favoring the arch. Dr. Robert P. Hylanrt said. But the Henrich case is more alarming. It goes back to 1940 when he had nn operation for removal cf cartilages. • Then last summer, Tommy Injured the knee twice. Surprise Stengel "The knee injury surprised me as muoh as anyone," said Stengel. "I thought everything was set for Tommy to play regularly from no?-'on. But when he told me the knee still bothered him, I told him fo go at once to Dr. George Bennett for a checkup." ' The, Yanks were rained out yesterday, and will play at Indianapolis today. In other Grapefruit League action, Walker cooper find Bob Usher each tagged Warren ppahn lor two home runs as the Cincinnati Reds trimmed the Boston Braves, 9-7 Ken Raffensberger, Redleg hurler • l&o hit one off Spahn: •Robin Roberts tossed the Philadelphia Phillies to a 8-1 decision over IJttle Rock, while Rae Scarborough, ace of the Washington ; pitcher corps, became the first Na •ibower to go the distance tri toss- teg * 7-1 victory over Charlotte Pet Wee Reese hit a grand slan home run and catcher Roy Camp v •nelta connected with one on ti lead the Brooklyn Dodgers to 1 10-1 triumph over the Macon Sports Roundup Hllh Kullrrtan Jr. : Th» New York Gianl,5 outlaslei Cleveland, 15-8; Austin turned back »e 9t~ Louis Browns, 3-1; th ?OBton Bed Sox whipped Nashville 7-5; the Philadelphia A's dowiie ( Btvannah, 6-1, the Chicago Cub •dged the St. Louis Cards, 4-3; th Mew Orleans Pelicans tripped th CWcagci White Sox, 8-1, and In Pittsburgh .Pirates topped Atlanta •-4. Texas League To Open 1950 Season Tonight DALLAS. April 11. fAP) — TI Texas Leacjue swings info Its fifty fifth campaign tonight with a nc opening day attendance record ii dicated. Oklahoma City will be at Fo Worth, Houston at Shreveporl, §a Antonio at Beaumont and dcfeni Ing champion Tulsa at Dallas. Dallas, hiring the cuslaincr.s V playing in the giant Cotton Bo- with nine former major lci\fn greala In the starting line-up, c ppcts to set a minor league opei Ing record and powibly biU? in the all-time opening day record f profesional baseball, incluttinc t big leagues. Dallas went over the riO,Crr> Tnark yesterday as the First National Bank ot this clly bought 15,000 tickets for distribution to junior and senior high school students in greater Dallas. The minor Ula'siie record is 61,164 sot at Jersey Ci'v in 1041. The all-time recnrrt Ls 73.163 hung un at CKvelanrt in 10-13. The Cotton Bowl scats over 73.000. - The Dallas-Tulsa gamp ?!ar'^ at 8 o'clock with Dizzy Dean, tho fnr- mer St. Louis Cardinal 1 ? ace. on tlic mound for Dallas. He will pitch for the nine big league greats as they play to the first Tuba batter. Others on the .starting D.illas Loam win be Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker. Home Run Baker, Travis Jackson, Charley Gehringer, Charlie Grimm. Mickey Cochrane and Duffy Lewis. Wally Moon of Bay May Leave Texas A. & M. for Pro Baseball RIGHT THERE—Tip Top Bob becomes rigid on point at the 48lh annual spring field trials of the English Setter Club of America at Mtdford, N.J. Fresh from victory at Clinton,- N.J., the dog competed in the Kree-For-All test. He is owned by £. J. Lancy of Daytona Beach. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS By (he Associated Press ASHEVILLE, N.C., April LI. (/H— The 'ilchlng troubles "continue to plague Manager Burl' Shotlon of the Dodgers. With Ralph Branca's sore elbow .still bothering h I m, and Rex Barney returned to Vero Beach for further training, the Brooks yesterday cut young Bob Milliken from the squad. MUliken, who was on the Fort Worth, Texas league, roster, was promoted to Montreal in the International League. Shotton said he thought he youth was a comer, but needed icasoning. Jack Bantfl. another ailing flliiR- *r. yielded but one unearned run asl- night In teaming with Phil Haugstad for a 10-1 Dodger tri- .imph over Macon. Burl Shotton roster, Chicago Cubs 1950 policy of "sink or swim" ^ „ .with young players still holds, £ a y s Mnnngcr Frankle Frlsch. "I may take' licking this year while they are getting experience." observes the .old Hash. "But that's the only smart thing to <io. We are trying to rebuild the team. It can't be done with a lot of doddering old graybcarris." Four rookies In the No. I lineup are BUI Serena, third base; Preston Word, first base: Carmen Mauro, right field; and Wayne Terwllll- ger, second base. Blackwell High* a Philosopher WICHITA, Kas., April 11. (/T>— Kirby Higbe, tbe old philosopher, admits his pitching arm is a little sore—but still great. "You know what Whlllow Wyatt used •, to say." Htgbe observed, "'Any time your arm isn't sore, it's dead. 1 I think I'm going to have a g year for the Giants." Manager Leo Durocher Is going to :oss Clint Hnrtimg Into n four or !Ive inning hurling stint against :he Cleveland Indians today. The righthander has looked gnori to Durocher Intety. The Giants whipped the Tribe. 15-8. yesterday, on seven-run first inning. Browns Get Pilcher AUSTIN. Te\'.. April 11. (fTt— The St. Louis Bro\vns claimed a hometown southpaw from the New York GlanU yesterday on waivers. Pitcher Louis Slcater. 22, was born In St. Louis, but how makes his home in Baltimore. He has bnen in organized baseball since 1944, but saw little action until 1D47. - Hnlchlnsfm or Hmitteman LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 11. {fpj— It's either Freddie HutchSnson or Art Hnuttemnn for rietrolt in ,he season opener against Cleveland April 38. Itfannger Red Rolfc says he'll pitch tlutchinson if It's a warm day r Hnutteman If It's chilly. Rolfe Is still up a tree on Hal Newhouser because of Hal's arm trouble. He snld he might use Newhouser in relief against Cleveland if necessary. Staler to Start HOUSTON, Tex., April 1L (/TV- Gerald Stnley Is the St. Louis Cardinal pitching nomination to faci the Chicago Cubs tonight. He'll go the distance If the Cubs cooperate. And if they don't, he won't be as fortunatR as his teammate. George Munger. Munger was charged with last^riight's 4-3 loss to the Cubs bn h is Jv-home town Hou s ton admirers presented him with a new car. Exhibition Baseball Results Wind Worries WICHITA. Kan,. April 11. (flV- Afler yesterday's nightmare of wind aiul sand, Cleveland's Indians were prepared [o face any I h ing today, even the first chilly days of »he season In Cleveland Municipal (icebox) Stadium. A -10-mile wind turned Ihe game with the Giants yesterday In Tulsa, Okla.. Into a virtual farce. The New Yrrkcrs won, 15-8. The big blow caused these oridltir.s: Two ordinary files sailed nvcr a 40-foot wall in ccmterfield—380 feet frrmi home plate—for homers. Wcs Wcstrnm of the G Ian Is clouted one and Ray Murray of the Tribe socked tho other. One foul drifted over the grand- ?tpnd roof behind home plfitc. then wn.s blown bark on (he plnyine field and almost hit plate umpire Bill Summers. Sink nr Sulm HOUSTON. Tex.. April Dsceola to Lay •/no/ Plans for Softball League The board of directors of Osceo- a 's new ly - form cd m en's so f tba 11 eagne were U> meet this afternoon o lay final plans for the opening >f the league's first season., The league was organized recently Hcter the direction of the Qsceola Chamber of Commerce with six O.sceola business firms to sponsor cams. Teams In the league will play me or two nights weekly through- iut the summer, it was announced. The Icngue is primarily dc: Vned o provide exercise and recreation r or the businesmen of Osceola and their employees, Charles Jolliff, _ manager of the Oscola Chamber i of Commerce said. Tt will be governed by the Board of Directors which was elected by the sponsors and nanagers of the teams. Members of the Board of Directors are Steve Ralph. Rev. L. T. Lawrence, I. O. Croslhwaite, Tal Tongate, Fred Taylor. Basil Segraves artri Milloh Pope. Firms that will sponsor teams In the league are: Home oil Com- lany, Tim Bowles Motor Company, Buchanan Chevrolet Company, BooWie Service Station, Ben But- Company, and, Louis George Motor Company, ATHENS, Ga., April 11, (AP) — The University of'Georgia has finished spring football practice; but some of the boys were out "on their own" yesterday. . . . And in a downtown restaurant Coach Wally ButU was explaining the situation in a way that resembled a country-boy version of his pal Frank L«ahy's famous weeping act. . . . ; "I'd like to know how some'of these coaches get the boys out ten or twelve weeks," drawled Wally. "I couldn't persuade them to do it. We had five weeks and now they're just running around In shorts. v Last week we tried a split practice. They learned A [ot the first, three weeks but; after examinations and the spring holiday they had to get In shape all over and didn't learn a thing. . . . And tlo you know whai Bobby Dodd (he's the Georgia Tech coach) .said? He sntd with those coal strikes In Pennsylvania and Ohio my boys were too busy reading the labor news to pay any attention to football." It's a Rough Business Hxnonnrt(ngr nn his team's pros- peris, Bulls insists the schedule Js ton tough for the squad. The opposition ranges from Boston College In th« cast to St. Mary's In (he vest anil every pamc is bard. "We sot to make money (o support our enllrp snorts program," says Walir. "We don't jcet any money from the university. I don'f know Imw much we'll make at St. Mary's. I .started to schedule that when Jimmy Phe- Un was there and now I . find we're goinjf to hnve some rompn- titinn. . . . And I hear talk of plajin? lh* Boston CoHe^e c:im« at ni°ht. Tlmse hoys un IherR are so hi? I thin^ we ou^ht to h;ive dnyli^hl .so we ran see them anrt gnt nut of the way. . . . The hoys have to he strong and willing to pPny in Ibis league, especially thr T quarterback th'e way they trc:it him aronnel here. The.v fot to put Ihetr hearts down and £*> into that line; we can't bave them peeking around corners." . . , Incidentally, after the crying towel is sr>pned, Wally admits his team mar rTn fairly well if Mai Cook, a six-f not-four quarterback who looks more like a tackle, lives'up to expectations. Moody, Gossett Win Bout; Foes Disqualified Because their opponents failed to hetd referee's warnings against Illegal use of the ropes. Jack Moody and Eddie Gosselt were awarded the decision in the tag match feature of the American Legton's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. Moody and Gossett got the decision when Referee Mike Meroney waved Red Roberts and Al Qetz from the ring In the second fall of the match because they Ignored numerous warnings to quit fouling on the ropes. The disqualification gave Moody and Gossett » straight fall victory. Tile referee's action came after 27 minutes of wild action In the second round and it cut short a belated rally by Oetz and Moody. The two toughies, after having dropped the first (all, were .well on their way to victory in the second round when the decision came. They had already defeated Moody In the round and had Gossett hanging on the ropes. The referee's -^tion set off a bit of after-match fisticuffs tliat ended with an enraged Moody alone in the center of the ring. Referee Meroney raised Moody's hand as a signal of victory and the fans yelled their approval. t Moody and Gosselt won the first round in 20 minutes with Gossett defeating Getx in IS minutes with body slams and a pin and Moody defeating Roberts in six minutes Al Widmar Asks $10,000 Salary Hurler to S««k Court Action if BrowniM Don't Me«t Demand SCRANTON. Pa.. April U. (AAt, —Al Widmar wants $10.000 from trip 1 ' St. Louis Browns to pitch baseball In 1950. If hfi doesn't set it, the 25-year- old righthander said at his home in nearby Dvmmore yesterday "I'll sue baseball In the courts the way Danny Gardella did." Gardella brought a $300.000 damage suit against organized baseball after he was banned from playing in this country* for jumping to the Mexican League. Widmar .*aid the Browns nr« "preventing me from earninp a decent living in baseball." The big pitcher f|iiit the Browns recently pnd came to his Dimmore home to .sit out his blci for a hi&her salary. He contends he was paid S8.CCK) .. . . last year with Baltimore of the but one single in four trips when international League, where he won Globe Trotters Defeat College All-Americans, SAN FRANCISCO, April 11. <AP) —The Karlem Globe Trotters outlasted the college all Americans. St to 63, here last night before 13.224 basketball fans—an all time Pacific Coast cage attendance mark. Led by Nat (Swcetwaler) Clifton, their gigantic center who dropped in 22 points, the Globe Trotters stalled the last minute and five seconds to protect their lead. The victory gave them R Five to fovir lead In their Ift-game nation-wide series. in the ninth. . . . The-nexl bat.s- man hjt a fly. The Auburn center fielder grabbed It and tried to put the ball in his hip pocket In the same motion. , . . Instead he dropped the ball and two runs" scored. A few minutes later the first baseman, making an equally fancy gesture, stretched out to take a throw and let the ball glance off the tip of his glove. . . , Another run came in and Georgia won in the tenth. COLLEGE STATION, Tex,, April 11. (;j>)_wally Moon, the Texas Aggies' star outfielder from Bay, Aric., is tempted to forefeit his last year of collegiate eligibility 10 enter pro baseball. Big league scouts are getting more interested in Moon every time he knocks another home run, steals another base or makes another running catch in center field. Moon admits he Is Interested In a baseball career and "might listen to a good offer after this season is over." He means in'June. . The grapevine . says that offer may come from the Pirates, Yankees or Cardinals — or from all three and other clubs, too. "The Aggies' Moon, in my books Is the best baseball prospect now play- Ing Southwest Conference ball." said Freddie Hawh of Fayeltcville. Ark., St. Iflllis Cardinal scout and a regular visitor at most cadet games this spring. Jinx Tucker, veteran Waco sports writer, also thinks Moon is an outstanding diamond prospect, this despite the fact that Wally got the Age'es played Baylor In Waco \ 22 panics. recently. What the box score didn't show was that on two other trips Moon all but lore the cover off the ball, ..nd he also made two great caU-hes in the outfield. He throws o right, bats left-handed. rb.vs Basketball, Too This spring. Moon has treated all types of pitchers alihe. The first pitch served h i in b y Houston Buff hurler Bob Kerce was belted to the 355-foot left-center field ence for a double. He's hitting above .400 and . most of his fatties have been home runs, triples and doubles. Moon, a five-foot, 11-inch. ISO- pound youth, was not as outstand- ng in basketball. But he's been ^cod enough to make the Aggies' starting team the. last, two years. He will complete his junior year in May. Wally makes one point clear. •Jven it I do sign," he says "I'm going to keep going to school until I get my degree. But I've reached my 20th. birthday now and I'm kind* anxious to see what I can do in baseball." Doing; a Slow Auburn Best chuckle around tile Georgia campus comes from a baseball game against Auburn the olher day.;. . . The visitors were leading 3-0 with two out .and two on base Quote, Unquote Bucky Harris (in a New Orleans Hevrspaner): "E not Slaughter should h« held iip to eTery American boy as an ideal. His name should be In school textbooks alonjt with this country's heroes. . . He never quit. He never will. He won't even let down. . . . He is the preateat competitor ever to put nn a bit* league uniform." The Browns, bidding for his services .first offered him the major league minimum o I $5.000. Widmar d. Further offers weren't much better, he a<Mr<i, with the highest offer being STftOO. In SPII Antonio, Tex.. William O. DeWitt, nresideiit of the Browns, aid "if Widmar Is poln* to court, it becomes a battle with baseball rather th a n with the Browns." He declined further discussion of the cnse. , DeWitt said he had written Commissioner A. B. Chandler, but nflfe L er received an answer to his '^|ij quest for help." Chandler was not available for comment but his assistant, Walter Mulbry," said the commissioner had n^t received any rennet from Wirim^r, tn be placed on the voluntary retired list. Dcwey Puts Veto On Twin Bill Act ALBANY. N.Y., Aprlll!. (APj — Governor Thomas E. Dc.wey today with bear hugs. In the two one-fal 1 preliminary bouts Roberts defeated Moody in 13 minulCA with a crab hold and GeU won over Go-wett in 12 minutes with a body v pin. .. vetoed « hill that would have prevented major league baseball clubs from st aging "split" doubleheaders. with double admission fees. "This Is still a, free country." Dewey observed In vetoing a bill introduced by a Brooklyn Dodger fan. Assemblyman Lawrence P. Murphy. The Brooklyn Democrat, said his bill was aimed at stopping what he called "the common practice" at Ebbets Field of playing morning and afternoon games, or afternoon and evening games on doubleheader days. Fans must pay two admissions to see both games. He maintained that a doubleheader should mean two panics /AT I he nrire of one. IP* BILL GODWIN! SPORTING GOODS & Hunting Li- ft. Boat Yeslerdny's Results New York (N) 15. Cleveland (A) Cincinnati (N) 0. Boston (N) 1 Austin (BSl 3, St. Louis (A) I Philadelphia (N) 9, Little Roc (SA1 1 (called six Innings, rafnl New York (A) vs Quincy (Tt rain Boston f Al 7. Nashville fSA> 5 Philadelphia (A) 5. Snvnnnah 1 Brooklyn 10, Macon (SA1 1 Washington (A) 7. Charlotte (1 S) 2 ToHa.v's Schedule Boston (A) vs. Louisville at Louisville, Ky. Chicngti (Al vs. New Orleans at New Orleans. La. (nighl! ! Cleveland (A) vs. New York (Ml at Wichita. Kas. I Detroit (A) vs. Little Rock at, Ltl- i tie Rock. I New York (A) vs. Indianapolis at Indianapolis. Washington (Al vs. Philadelphia I (Al at Charlotte. N.C. St. Louis (Al vs. Wichita Falls at Wichita Falls. Brooklyn <N> vs. Greensboro nt Greensboro. Boston (Ml vs. Cincinnati (Nl at Charleston. W. Va. Philadelphia <N) vs. Memphis at Memphis. Pittsburgh (Nl vs. Atlanta ol Atlanta. Chicago (N) vs. SI. Louis (N) at. Houston, Tex. Brooklyn (N) (B squad) vs. Asheville at' Ashe.ville, N.C. What's MAY FISHING? We ran furnish yrm with evrrylhlnj; you need fnr pood fishing. U'iU buy any amount of roaches. DIXIELAND BAITERY 511 Chick. ]>h. -1303 Fishing cense. "Jimmie $49.95. Aluminum 14 ft. Fly rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. Shoes for every sport. 421 W. 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