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Thursday, September 29, 1949
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PAG* SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ASK.)' COURIER NEWS Paps Journey to Jonesboro Tonight Blytheville Team Faces Tough Tilt _ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, ,1949 Local Lads Lacking In Experience But Their Morale Top* Blytheville's junior Papooses' unveil their ,!»« season tonight against the Jonesboro Junior High Whirlwinds at Woodland Field In I Jonesboro. The game is scheduled for 8 o'clock. Coach Earl Stabler and his Paps, 30 strong, left by bus this afternon for (lie Craighead County city to launch .their 1949 season, and they will start tilings off with a gloomy •outlook for they will be rated as underdogs against their arch rivals. Coach Stable r's junior tribe, though well-balanced In weight and with the spirit of a winner ,ts lacking in'experience.'The Paps' roster Includes (he names of only three leitermen and only five who have played any football to speak of. The Paps again this year will op- erale>from the Notre.Dame box offensively but Coach Stabler has modified the Alabama system with i few new T plays to add deception to his ground attack. He will depend on halfback Beimle Hays and fullback Donald Gentry, one of Ihe three returning letter winners," to carry the brunt of the offensive load with Johnny O'Brien, a converted guard letterman from last .year's undefeated team, to run the team «t blocking back. Yielding Is Back The only other post filled by a veteran is at center where Montroe Holland, a last year'letler winner, Is back Holland ,a six-foot plus, 1BO- pouncier, lelteied at tackle last year bat was switched to center this fall.' '. . • .." ' . ' : Joriesborb has five lettermen back from last year's good team includ- -Ing Jerry Yielding who received all- state honors at halfback. Yielding was rated as one of the top junior high backs In the state last year and is expected to take up where he left off last fall. , Yielding's passing and running probably will be the Paps' biggest problem and If they can stop them they: should fare very well against the high-touted Whirlwind .team. The other four returning Whirlwind letter winners are Bobby Rogers .and Roland ; Smith, halfbacks; Verlon Horner :a guard and Pete Gels, quarterback. Probable starting lineups: Blythevllle G. Skelton . Q. Hodge . . G Swift . .. M. Holland . B. Childers . •M. L. Criner O. Shepherd J. O'Brien . T. Mosley . B. Hays D. Gentry/ . Pos. ..LE ... ..TJT .. .C; ... ..BO .. .RT ... BE ... ..QB .. .HB .. ..KB ... ..PB .. Jonesboro P. Full .. I. Perry .. V. Horner ... B Monm ...,'J, Berrj c. Kenward ..'., V -Cook 'P. Gels ... H. smith .. B.-Rogerj . J. Yielding Walters Released As Red's Pilot; to Stay with Team CINCINNATI, Sept. 29. (if, Bucky-Walters was released as manager of the Cincinnati Reds today. Warren Giles, general manager, said no successor has been chosen to succeed . him. . Walters, for many years a star pitcher for the Cincinnati club, became manager Aug. 6, 1948. He replaced. Johnny Neun while the club was In Brooklyn and in a slump. Giles said Walters will be retained in the Cincinnati organisa- tion, but he did not disclose what kind of work he will do. —Courier News Pholn PAPOOSE VETEHANS—Those three I'm letter winners will lead Ihe Blytlieville Paiwoscs against their arch rivals of Jonesboro in the Paps' opening game of the 1049 grid season in Joncsuoro tonight The returning leltermcn are .(left to il e hi) blocking back Jojhnny O'Brien, center Montroo Holland and fullback Donald Gentry. Dyer Confident Cardinals Over 'Jitters' and Will Win Pennant Major League Leaders Press 127; By The Associated National I.e.igu Batting — RoninJon, Brooklyn .3«; Slaughter, .337. Runs — Reese, Brooklyn, Mustal, St. Louis, 124. Runs batted in — Kincr, Pilts- burgh, 125; Robinson, Brooklyn, 121. Hits — Robinson. Brooklyn and Sfuslal, St. Louis, 199. Doubles — Robinson, Brooklyn, Hatton. Cincinnati and Ennls, Philadelphia, 38. Triples — Muslftl, St. Louis. 13: Robinson, Brooklyn and Slaughter St. Louis, 12. Home runs — Kiner. Pittsburgh 53; Musial, St. Louis, 34. Stolen bases — Robinson. Brooklyn, 34; Flccse, Brooklyn, 26. Pitching — Roe. Brooklyn, 14-5 .737; Branca, Brooklyn, 13-5 .722. Strikeouts _ Sphan. Boston, 145; Ncwcombe, Brooklyn, 140. American League Batting — Williams. Boston, .316; Kell, Detroit, .342. Runs — Williams, Boston 148" Joost, Philadelphia, 127. Runs b.atted in — Williams, Boston, )59; Stephens. Boston, 158. Hits — Mitchell, Cleveland, 197; Williams, Boston, 193. Doftbles J Williams, Boston, 39- Kell, Detroit, 36. Triples — Mitchell, Cleveland, 23; Dllllnger. St. Louts, 13. Home runs — Williams, Boston, •43; Stephens, Boston, 39. Stolen bases — Dillinger, St. Louis, and Rlzzuto, New York, U. Pitching — Kinder, Boston, 23-5 .821; Parnell, Boston, 25-1 .781. Strikeouts — Trucks, Detroit, 152; Nowhouser, Detroit, 136. By Joe Iteichlcr PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29. HP)' — Manager Eddie Dyer declared today that his St. Louis Cardinals had overcome Ihpir bad case of jitters and predicted Ihey would go on lo win Ihe National League (lag. Billy Meyer, whose Pittsburgh Pirates have done more than any other team to prevent the pennant from flying In St. Louis, thinks today's final clash belween the Pirates and Cardinals will decide the race. "If the Cards can beat Dickson (Pittsburgh pitcher Murry Dickson) today," Meyer said, "They're In. If they don't, then Brooklyn most likely will overtake them." Meyer, whose Hucks have beaten the Card-; -11 times in 21 engagement 1 ; tills season, expressed surprise over^ the nervousness of the Red Birds in Tuesday night's game which Pittsburgh won, G-4. "They (the Cards) played as It they were stngcstruck," he said. "We didn't win that game. The Cards threw it away. I wouldn't have believed that -such veterans like Marty Marion and Red Schoenriicnst would be as nervous HS they looked against us. I don't believe T have seen them play so poorly against lift,us they did that night.' If St. Louis can bounce back ntler 'that and beat Dickson, It means the boys are themselves again; Dickson, you know', has been mighty tough for tlic Cards to beat all year." Today's .Came Important A Cardinal loss today can change the entire National League pictjEe. At present the Red Birds hold a one game advantage over the Dodgers, who meet, llic Braves in Boston In a doublehcader today. Dyer agreed wilh the Pirate manager that his team was "simply awful" In the opener against Pittsburgh. But he was confident that his athletes had shaken loose from their nervousness, and were all set to bounce back. "We've played poorly In Forbes Field all year," he said, "but never looked as shabby as the other, night. Yesterday's postponement gave the boys a chance lo relax. S iey've had a full day in which pull themselves together. I'm sure we'll be all right from now on. Don't "worry, we're going lo win llic pennant. The hoys are not cracking up. We simply got a bad game out ot our system." While yesterday's -poslpoiiiMrtciU helped the Cards, as Dyer said. It also gave Dickson another much- needed day of rest. The former Cardinal righthander, who pitched four and a fraction innings against Cincinnati last Sunday, now will face the Red Birds with four day's rest Instead ot three. He's already beaten his former teammates four times while dropping throe. Two of his losses to SI. Louis were by 4-3 and 2-1 scores. HOW THEY ISTAND Sports Roundup NATIONAL LEAGUE VV L St. Louis <)5 55 Brooklyn 94 5$ Philadelphia 80 72 Boston 73 71 New York 73 79 Pittsburgh . 68 82 Cincinnati Gl 90 Chicago ...-.53 02 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Boslon . ;.. 95 56 New York .- 95 .TO Detroit Cleveland Philadelphia Chicago si 85 19 62 St. LiO'uts ....... . ..... 51 100 Washington 49 102 Pel .6:13 .627 .526 .181 .480 .453 .404 391 Pet •.629 629 .576 .567 .523 .413 .338 .325 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL IJvAOUE Philadelphia 2 New York 0 St. Louis at Pittsburgh,'postponed • rain ; . - '•: ; '•:. Brooklyn at Boston, postponed rain (Only games scheduled) : AMKIIIOAN New York 7 Philadelphia 5 Washington 2 Boston 1 Cleveland 4 Chicago'2 Today's Games NATIOMAI LEAGUE St. Louis at Pittsburgh Brooklyn at Beaton (Only games scheduled) Su(h Fullerton. Jr. NEW YORK, Sept. 29. (ft—So far there hasn't been any report of a kick from Casey Stengel, nul you can add one more to the heated discussions of the 1M9 baseball season If Phil Marchlldon pitches against the Yankees today . . . Conrite Mack, the Athletics' venerable manager, said he would pitch Mar- chlldon against the Yanks because of protests when lie used Plill againsl the ned Box . . . The point ts that Phil, a lame-arm (linger, has hui'lcd In only five games Ihls season and lias a record of no victories and Ihree defeats. . . It sounds almost like conceding the game, and after what happened to Ihe A's yeslcrday, maybe they might as well concede. . . But Marchildon Isn't exactly a pushover. Coach Jimmy Dykes says: "He can throw as hard as anyone In thts league If he makes up his mind. He may give llicse guys trouble." . . . And Phil has been telling the Philadelphia writers just Ihe same thing—he's going out wllh the Idea of acllne real tough, If he can only find the plate. HI, Ole Buildy When Casey Stengel came out to Ihe bench just before yesterday's game, Dykes grinned and motioned ns if he were, tossing a ball in the atr. Then He explained: "When we were both managing In the Coasl League, (he umpires called a game one day because of darkness. We were a run ahead and I didn't, even know they had called It. I went out to coach at third base, Ihen notlcec lliat the umps and all the players were Rone . . . There was iiolmdy nraiiiid bul old Case. He was tossing a ball up In Ihe air nnd calch- ing It In fronl of Ihe crowd and niullerlng: .'I'm 60 years old and I can see. It ain't dark' ... 1 went over and asked: 'Why don'l yoi protest It? 1 . . . Casey just moaned 'Who can I protest lo? You? The umpires are all gone.' " , riBskin Picking Michigan vs. Stanford. It tills Isn't won By the team from Ann Arbor 'Hie rcf will be called A crook anj a robber. Missouri'vs. So. Methodist. We don't think Mlssou Can beat S. M. U. Iowa Stale vs. Kansas. Kansas farmers can't pul out th flames -Ignited by a hot team from Ames. , Duke .vs. Tennessee. '., • The Volunteers i$>. Will dance, by jlng All over nuke With the Neyland fling. White ruricoals.with the luxury ippeal of ermine, but the pocketbook appeal of muskrat, may be vhat .the fashionable woman will wear some year; In (he' future They will come from Ihe backs of new kind or muslkrat found In the swampy lands of Maryland A.MKRICAN l.E.K.TE Philadelphia at New York Boston at Washington (Only games scheduled) •Schoolboy Rows Given Unconditional Release PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23— (,V>— Schoolboy Hmve veteran right- handed pitcher, today was given his unconditional release by the Philadelphia Phillies. Tiie former El Dorado, Ark., high school athlete Joined the Phils in 1913 atter starring with the Detroit Tigers and serving part ot one season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He spent 194 I and 1!)45 ill the Navy and returned to the Phils the following year. 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