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PAGE SIX HT.TTHKVII.T.K fARK.V OOURTEIl NTWH MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1950 Major Leagues Set For 1950 Openers; Cards Play Pirates Bv Jack Hand NEW YORK, April 17. (AP)—Big league baseball returns tomorrow with all 16 "contenders" poised for the openers after healthy talent turnovers. Now we'll gel first hand proof on who outslicked whom In the New York Giants-Boston Braves deal. We'll see if Detroit is as good as it looks. If the "experts" were right in predicting a Brooklyn Dodger-Boston Red Sox world series. It will be a strange opening dny.+ No Hal Newhouser pitching for Detroit. No Bobby Feller for Cleveland. No Kip Sewell for Pittsburgh. Newhouser is out with arm trouble. Feller has been bypassed for Bob Lemon. Sewell. winner of 10 straight openers, Is managing in the minors. Joe DiMaggio, usually a Johns Hopkins Hospital patient at this stage of the game, will be In center Luxor a Beats Caraway Red Birds 4 to 3 field for the New York Yankees. The Yankee Clipper missed nine of 14 previous openers. In New Uniform Sid Gordon. Willard Marshall • nd Buddy Kerr— three boys who never played for any big league club except the Giants—come to the Polo Grounds as enemy Boston Braves, wll be playing on the other tide for the Giants. • Two old friends are back as man- »gers, Bucky Harris at Washington and Luke Sewell at Cincinnati. Both are consigned tc last place or thereabouts. Countless new millions will see •nd hear the games by television and radio. Two networks, Mutual *nd Liberty, will air a "game of the day" daily, the most extensive regular radio coverage ever given. Here's how they'll line up tomorrow, with the probable attendance. American League New York at Boston 32.000 Detroit at Cleveland 00,000 Philadelphia at Washington 26,000 St. Louis at Chicago 18.000 National League • Brooklyn at Philadelphia 32.000 : Boston at N-^w York 30,000 Chicago at Cincinnati 32,000 Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night) lO.OOO ' • .First Night Opener You'll nole the'"night" after Pittsburgh a t St. Louis. That's something new! Never before has a major i league club opened the season under the lights. President Fred '. Saigh, a confirmed believer "In night ball, is the pioneer. It will he a healthy box office mo\e. That, is only trie first of many, many night .games listed ^The Cards will play practically" sll their weekday games after dark. So will Ihe SteLouIs Browns and Washington. ; lri' all, 409 night games have >een scheduled, a new high. To make night ball easier, the National League has done away with its curfew and .will allow twilight double-headers. The National also permits the light to be turned on to finish day games- when darkness intervenes. Only in late season will the American follow suit. The American also retains the curfew. Advance ticket sales for this jubilee year of baseball indicate continued high attendance. Last year the majors drew a total of 20.215,365, ' only 3 per cent behind tlic 1948 high. If it drops only 3 per cent again, all will' make money. The National is starting its 75th year, the American It^ 50th. LUXORA, April 17.—Luxora won its third straight baseball victory yesterday afternoon by nudging past the Caraway Red Birds 4 to 3 in a game played here. John McHaffey went the distance for Luxora scattering 10 hits. He struck out four and walked none. Maxim and McMasters worked for Caraway with Maxim tabbed with the loss. Colcman led Luxora at the plate with four hits, including two triples. In four times at bat. Brooks collected two hits in four trips for Caraway. Luxora will meet Caraway again next Sunday afternoon at Caraway. Hugh Wright Is the new manager of the Luxora club. Box scores: Luxora AH B.' Wixon 2b 4 Baker rf 3 Lutes rf 1 Conner ss 4 Ray Ib ..3 Coleman If 4 eyman 3b 3 Wixson cf 3 liltc c .'. 3 cHaffey p 3 Totals 31 iraway AH urroughs 2b 5 ind rf N 2 aker If 3 McMasters Ib 3 owdcn Ib 1 rooks ss : . 4 arnlsh cf 3 parks 3b 4 raig rf 4 oodman c 4 axim p , 3 IcMasters • p ........... 2 Totals 37 Probable Opening Day Pitchers Bj- The Associated Press (I^t year's records and probable sttendance In parentheses) Tuesday National [<cague Boston at' New York (30,000) (Spahn, 21-14) vs Jansen, 15-10) Brooklyn at Philadelphia (32,000) {Newcombe, 17-8. vs Roberts 15-15) Chicago at Cincinnati (32.000) (Schmitz, 11-13, vs Raffensberger, 18-11) Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night) (30,000) (DIckson, 12-16, vs Staley 10-10) „ American League St. Louis at Chicago (18,000) (Carver. 12-7, vs Wight. 15-13) Det-oit at Cleveland (60.000) (Houtteman, 15-10, vs Lemon, 2210) Philadelphia at Washington (26,000) (Kellner, 22-12, vs Scarborough, 13-11) N e w York ,at Boston (32,000: (Reynolds, 17-6, vs Parnell. 25-7) ST1MCNT MM9M WHISKEY THI AMERICAN DISTIUINC CO., INC Lowly Cubs Win Grapefruit Title Tigers Talc* Honors In American League; Cards Finish Sixth By Joe Fill. NEW YOKK, April 17. W>)-The litcago Cubs, eighth-place finlsh- s In the National League last ason, and rated "iO-1 shots this ear, are the 1950 champions of ascball'i mythical "grapefruit Frankle Prison's Bruins won 16 ames against Major League oppo- tlon this spring while losing eight r a .667 percentage. Detroit, tabbed as a 4-1 "dralc- orse" In the American League, on that circuit's title with a ,652 gure on 15 victories and eight set- acks. Cleveland was second. Chicago's hltless White Sox had le lowest percentage of the 16 ajor league clubs—.294. The major league teams conclud- d their eight-week training period esterday with a ten-game exhib- lon card. Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. ho will come to grips in Tuesday's )encr at Boston, stole most of the ternoon's play. Williams crashed lib llth exhlb- ion home run with two mates board in the eighth inning to ve the Bosox » 3-1 decision over heir cross-town rivals, the Braves. At New York, DIMaggio hit his o. 8 and two singles to help the ankees down Brooklyn, 4-2, for le second straight day. Cubs Win Pair The Cubs iwept both ends of an ut-of-season doublcheader from he White Sox, 7-2 and 5-4. Del ce's two home runs brought the t. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 decision ver the Browns. Tlit Phils whipped the Athletics, 1-2, to square their Philadelphia erics at a game apiece. Cincinnati nok a 5-2 decision from Indian- polls. Cleveland scored In the nth to edge New York's Giants, -1. Washington pulled out a 3-2, welve-innlng victory o v e r f Pitu- urgh, and Detroit was upset, 8-4, >y Louisville. Final standings of the teams (re- ords Include only game against najor league opposition): American League AMMMCS Southern Association W. L ashville Memphis llanta ioblle inningham . . ew Orleans ... ittle Rock hattanooga . , Pet 1.000 1,000 .68' .687 .333 .333 .000 .OOC YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Birmingham 8, Atlanta 6. Memphis 8-14, Little Rock 5-1. Nashville 7-7, Chattanooga 6-1. New Orleans 7, Mobile I. TODAY'S GAMES (No games scheduled). EXHIBITION GAMES Boston (A) 3, Boston (N) 1 Cleveland (A> 2, New York (N) 1 Louisville (AA) 8, Detroit (A) 4 New York (A) 4, Brooklyn (N) 2 Philadelphia (N) 11, Philadelphl Washington N) 2. (A) 3, Pittaburg] Chicago (N) 7-5, Chicago (A) 2-4 (N) 5, Indlannpol Cincinnati AA) 3. , St. Louis (N) 5, St. Louis (A) 4 •other Double Crossed By School Patrol Son BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)-Det«cth Leo Hogg of the automobile the squad pulled a. badge from h kct to Identify himself after h had stopped a car for a Hcen* check. Then his face turned red. It was n't his detective's gold-plated badgt It wa.- a nickel-plated one marke. W 15 17 Detroit Cleveland ...... Washington .... •hlladelphla. 7 few York 13 Boston 12 >t. Louis 9 Ihlcago 5 National League Chicago 16 )inclnnatl la Jrookiyn ...,.;... 8 Boston -. . 13 •hiladelphia B St. Louis 13 ittsburgh 8 Vew York 1.1 Pet .652 .586 .500 .500 .481 .480 .450 .294 .481 ,*74 .433 .42 .419 BHS Tennis Meet Slated To_Start Today BIytheville High School's lennL elimination tournament to determ ne its representatives In the District Three tournament at Jones boro next week was scheduled to open this afternoon on the Walker Park Courts. Three matches of singles am one of doubles were on tl is afternoon's card -yith the remainder of the singles and the winners n the doubles will go to the distric meet. Fourteen young nctmen wll participate in the elimination meet Competing for the single honor are Bob Klrschner, Calvin Garnet Bob Blodgett, Ralph Wahl, Alber Fairfield, Warren McClure. Ji Reinmlller, Larry Baker, Hunte Ashmorc, Fred ChiMs, al Gosseti Graham Sudbury, Toncy Birmtng ham, and Bob Wallace. In this afternoon's matches, Kir schncr was to play Garnet, Blodget to play Wahl. Fairfield to pla McClure' and Reinmlller to pla Baker. Teaming up In the doubles wi be Reinmlller and Ashmore. Kir schner and Blodgctt, Fairfield «n McClure, Baker and Wahl an Birmingham ai>d Wallace. In the only doubles match th! afternoon, Fairfield and McCIur were to play Baker and Wahl. One recently developed telcvlslo transmitting tube Is three feet ta and weighs 135 pounds. "School Patrol." Hogg's son, Richard, 14, membe oi a school patrol, naa swucnc badges with his dad. RELIEF MAN—Duane. Pillctle of the Yankees Rives relief to the strained muscle in leammate Allic Reynolds' left arch. Young -Pillette also gives relief as a pitcher. Sports Roundup Jr. NEW YORK, April 17, (/P) — All iscball fans know that before the eason starts, sports writers have to ick the pennant winners—willingly r otherwise. . . . They also know hat pride gocth before a fall and little knowledge Ls a dangerous hlng. ... So, without further ado. I'e give you the Red Sox and Dodg- rs for 1950. . . . (We were lucky noilgh to hit the winners last year). . . The Sox couldn't come much loser than-they have the past two easons. And this time we figure the Yanks have reached the stage where a Branch Rickey would be selling iff stars before they obviously lose •alue. . . . Tommy Ucnrlch's recent tiches and pains arc evidence. . . Jaybe Boston Is at the same stage, but we figure Joe McCarthy's lads will have one last shot and will suc- .eed. . . . The Bums should be bet- er than last year; the Cards are due to fade with increasing age and he rebuilt Braves haven't entirelj escaped from last season's troubles . . So who'.else can you pick but Brooklyn? All Was Con-Fuchs-Ion Jim Fuchs, Yale's world-rccorr shot putter, was visiting Pelhiim ST.Y,. the other day when he notice< a couple of kids practicing his favorite event on the high school field . . Jim quietly strolled over and scgan to roll the iron ball back to them after each toss. . . . Then unable to resist, Fuchs asked the coach if he could have n try. . . "You'd belter be careful," one o the high-schoolers put in. "You can hurt your arm this way.". . . . Jim just picked up the 12-pound sho and heaved It about 65 feet, then strolled away while the coach am the kids almost fainted. Monday Matine« Charles J. Harley of Chicago nephew of Ohio States' Immorta Chic, is a halfback candidate on the Buckeye football squad. . . .Bol Jones' father, big Bob, still Is re membered as one of the best out fielders even to play for the Unl versity of Georgia. He was righ fielder on the 1809 team, coachcc part of the.season by Hughcy Jennings. . . . Six members of the Alabama football squad are currently members of the baseball team. Five of them, all ends, are right-handed pitchers. . . . Three former Philadelphia high school baseball stars were listed as pitchers on Major League rosters this spring—Bobby Schantz of the Athletics. Dick Aduir of the Giants and Bill Koszarck of the Phillies. . . . The A's did best when they took a Schantz. back. That's the highest possible iralse. . . . Michigan State came up with a new, and less bulky, set of ilocklng dummies for spring foot- jail practice. . . Coach Biggie Mumi took one look and yelled: Get out those old dummies, the leavy ones. We play Minnesota next all." Hickson, Carlin Paired Against Roberts, Davis The return of veteran Billy Hickson to the wrestling ring here will ilghlight action in the American Region's wrestling bouU at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Hickson, a lop-rated heavyweight will team with Johnny Carlln Rgainst Red Roberts and Elmer Davis in the tag match main event bout. Two one-fall bouts are also on the card. Hickson last appeared here In 1944. He returned to the Mid-South circuit only recently and his appearance here tonight will be one of the first since his return to this area. In the two' one-fall matches which.will precede the main event, Hickson will meet Davis and Roberts will take on Carlin. Hitters Lead Way In Dixie League Chicks Whip Pebs Twice; Volt Win Two from Lookouts By Hiuh Schulte Associated Press Sports Writer Power hitters of the Southern Association are flexing their muscles today as the clubs swap around for second round openers tomorrow. Batters showed they were In better early-season form than the pitchers yesterday as they collected a total of 12 homeruns. Tom Nclll Nashville outfielder, and Atlanta'.Country Brown led the parade with a pair of circuit blows apiece. In the season's first twinbills Nashville took two from Chattanooga. 7-6 and 7-1, and Memphis swept Its opening series with Little Rock. 8-5 and 14-1. Birmingham anl New Orleans won their first gam of the season, defeating Atlanta 86, and Mobile. 1-1, respectively. For the second time "in a row p Mauldin provided the winning punch for the Vols of Nashville His homer beat Bobo Ncwsom It Friday's opener and a 10th inning single drove In the payoff run !• Sunday's first game. Rurtulovich Homers Neill's two big blows and a third homer by John Radulovlch gave the Vols plenty of margin In the night cap. Gus Keriarakos. the Memphi Chicks' $65,000 bonus pitcher, wn mowing the Travelers down witl regularity in the opener until the exploded in the eighth. Before re liefer Russ Oppliger could stop th onslaught Little Rock had taken ; one-run lead on George Corona' three-run homer. Memphis cam right back In its half of the eighth to ram across four runs on tw walks and three hits. In the second game, the Chick racked up 14 runs on 13 hits In eluding a three-run circuit blnst b Rocky Krsnlck. Little Rock got ! hits off 19-year-old rookie Hi Fischer, hut fast work afield he] them to a lone tally. Barons Win Birmingham's Barons marked u their first victory with a two-ru outburst In the ninth Inning. T\vic Atlanta came from behind, bu Jot/? Shotton and Dyer Predict They'll Win; Mack Optimistic Manager Fred (Dixie) Walkc pinchhitting for Bob Thorpe wit Qene Vcrble on second, couldn supply the punch necessary to do again in the final frame. He groum ed out to end the game. . Seven-hit pitching by rookie Bo SPRING TRAINING — Rocky Marciano takes a healthy swing m and out of the ring. The Brockton, Mass., heavyweight harl a (rial as a catcher with the Chicago Cubs. He is unbeaten, has 24 knockouts in 27 bouts. North-South Meet Qualifying Starts PINEHURST, N.C.. April 17. (P)— Qualifying play began today In thi 50th annual North and South ama teur men's invitation golf tournament. A field of 13G swarmed over thi exacting No. 2 championship course of the Pinchursl Country Club in [his, the golden anniversary of thi tournament boasting the longest un interrupted rim of any major even En the nation. Defending champion Frank Stran ahan of Toledo, Ohio, was assignei the favorite's role in the. formldabl field which represents 20 states anc the District of Columbia. The tow 64 quallliers will mov Into 32 first round matches tomor row. The second and third round \vi]l be played Wednesday, with th Thursday NEW YORK, April 17. (!fi~ Burt hotton of the Brooklyn Dodgers nd Eddie Uyer of the St. Louis 3ardInaLi are not bashful men _ ach predicts his team will win the fatfonal League pennant. Casey Stengel Is not saying flatly is New York Yankees will repeat s world champions but he figures liey'Jl be among the first three in he American League. With the men who should know lie business best—the manages— rie Boston Red Sox and Yankoflhn he American League and Brooklyn n the National are favorites In the major league baseball races opening omorrow. Here's their comment: American League Casey Stengel. New York Yankees —"My club will be among the first hree In th5 league. Our pitchers ook good and Di Mnggio looks like le's going to have one of his best pears. The two clubs we have to a'orry about most are Boston and Detroit." Joe McCarthy. Boston Red Sox— 'All we need to get rolling is a (iv- ng start and this year the schedule 'avors us because we will be at home 'or a considerable stay at the outset, We need consistent .pitching and ve have two trumps in Mel Par nell and Ellis Kinder." Zack Taylor, St. Louis Browns— 'Tlie Browns will be a mighty in erestins club. It will be a team of elds, full of spirit and hustle We have a fine young outfield of Sievers, Kokos and Wood." Lou Boudreau, Cleveland Indians —"We are shooting for the top and will have to beat out Boston or New York." Connie Mack, Philadelphia Ath- etics—"We can win the pennant this season If our pitchers come through in the manner I expect Lhem to." National League Billy Southworth, Boston Braves —"This is the best offensive ^b I have had In Boston. I'm dclH/sly optimistic-,, about Its chances We are much stronger than a year ago." Eddie Dyer. St. Louis Cards—"We are not conceding anything to anybody. I think we can win If our top men perform as they have In seasons past. Brooklyn Is the club to beat." Bill Meyer, Pittsburgh Pirates— "We need a good righthander and more power In the lower end of the batting order. It's a goo'd .500 club with lots of spirit. I'd say about fourth place." Burt Shotton, Brooklyn Dodgers —"We'll win It again because we have the best team In the league. Despite a few 'its,' our pitching staff is good enough." Leo Durocher, New York Giants— "The Giants have less, power as A result of our trade with the Braves but a tighter defense. If we get pretty good pitching, we should ha right up there." Potatoes did not "catch on" readily until famines proved their food value. Sour milk can be made for recipes by adding two tablespoons of vinegar to each cup of sweet milk. Dots All, Brothers If you like mysteries wilh your derby selections, lip-tatto numbers are Bed O'Roscs, C-4005; Middleground. C-3839: Oil Capitol. C-2557; Hill Prince. C-4615: and Your Host. C-4140. . . . Try them on your telephone dial sometime and see if yon get a winner. . . . McCurry College football followers figure 215-pounrt Floyd Sampson Is as -good n fullback as Brad Rowland Is a half- BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWKST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! 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