The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 22, 1949 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 22, 1949
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PAGE IDC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1949 Cubs Hand Sain Fifth Straight Loss as Braves Slide a Notch; Giants Edge Cards 6-5 in 12th By Sot Relchlfr Associated Press Sports Writer , The mystery of Johnny Sain and his loss of pitching magic grows deeper every lime the former Boston ace takes the mound. Veteran observers, who watched the 30-year-old curve-balling right- liander ring up 24 victories for Die Braves last year, are at a loss to explain his all too numerous dismal performances this season. What has happened to Sain, «i 20-game winner for the past three seasons? He is not in 111 health and Sain insisls his srm Is as strong as ever. Then what is wrong? Could it be that reports of strife between the pitcher and manager Billy Southworth are true? Sain has never bothered to deny persistent reports that he and Southworth are on non-speaking terms. True or not, he is certain to finish the season under Southwortli for the simple reason that the trading deadline has passed. However, his reported $30,000 salary Is due to take a healthy slice unless he improves. Sain yesterday dropped his fifth straight' and his eighth of the year as the Chicago Cubs downed trie Br.wes. 8-4. in the National League's only day game. The defeat, coupled with Philadelphia's 9-4 triumph over the Pirates in a nipht game, dropped the Braves into fourth place. Won Onlv Knur Sain, who has won four games, went the distance for a change. but was pummelled for nine hits. six of them for extra bases, Brooklyn increased its first place lead over the SI. Louis Cardinals to a game and a half, defeating (he Reds in Cincinnati. 9-4, while the New York Giants were downing the cards. 6-5. in a 12-innillB thriller in St. Louis. Willard Marshal! triplet! in the top ot the 12th. then crossed the plate with the Giants' winning run of Wes westrum's long fly. A grand slam homer by Joe La fata, subbing for the slumping Johnny Mize at ,. first, kept the Giants in the game. Willie (Puddin' Head) Jones slammed two home runs to load the Pliils to their second straight win - over the Pirates: 9 to 4. The Philadelphia Athletics moved Into .second place in the American League, winning their .second] ' straight over Cleveland, 8-2. They ' moved past Detroit by a half game j and trail the front running New j York Yankees by four. j Vulo Ilils Grand-Slammer | Lefty Lou Brissie limited the Tribe to four hits—a triple and home run by Bob Kennedy—for his seventh triumph. Elmer Valo contributed (he scoring punch, a grand slam home run off losing pitcher Bob Lemon. He also had two singles and two stolen bases. Lefty Mel Parnell pitched the Boston Red Sox into fourth place, 6-1. against Detroit. Ted Williams helped the Red So.x stretch their winning streak to six straight, hitting his 17th home rim off Art Houtteman in tlie .sixth with two aboard. Sid Hudson pitched a four-Inner as the Washington Senators whlp- ' ped the Chicago White Sox. 9-3. The Yankees and St. Louis - Brtnvns had an oif day. DOUBLE TAKE—There must he more fish than bait in Fon- lana Lnko in The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina when two largcmouthccL bass- total weight, six pounds—ijo afler the same plug. H. H. Miller of Taccoa, Ga.. is the smiling angler. Maior League Leaders DI- RT The \ssac ill led frrss American League Baiting—Kell, Detroit, .353, mnsgio, Boston, .323. Ruus—Joost, Philadelphia, Wiliams, Boston, 56. Rims batted in—Williams. Boston. 69. Stephens. Boston, 62. Hits—Kell, Detroit, 83, Majeskl. Philadelphia. 75. Doubles—Ma jeski. Philadelphia, 18, Zernml, Chicago and Kcll, Detroit, 17. Triples—Valo. Philadelphia and Mitchell, Cleveland. 7. ... Home runs—Williams, Boston, 17, ] of the Chicks, Stephens, Boston and Joost, phli- atlclphia, 16. Stolen bases—Dilhncer. St. Louis. In Mitchell, Claveland K. Pitching—Raschi,. New York 10-1 —.917: Reynolds, New York 7-1— .875. Slrikeouls—Trucks. Detroit, 81, Brissie, Philadelphia 61. National League B:iiiting—Robinson, Brooklyn, .363. Schoendienst St. Louis. .352. Brooklyn. -19. Gor- rioti, New York, and Robinson. Brooklyn. 46. Run.s batted In — Robinson. Brooklyn, 56, Enni.s, Philadelphia, 48. Hits—Robinson. Brooklyn. 86. Thom.son. New York. 83. Doubles—Kmiis, Philadelphia. 10, Jones Philadelphia. 18. Triples—Aslibmn, Philadelphia. 6. Smnllcy, Chicago, and Robinson, and Furilto. Brooklyn, and Eiinis, Philadelphia. 5. Home runs—Kincr. Pittsburgh, 15, Musial. St. Louis. 13. Stolen bases—Robinson. Brooklyn. 15. Reese, Brooklyn, It. Filching—Newcombe. Brooklyn, and Rewell. Pittsburgh. 4-0 — Strikeouts—Spahn. Boston, 54, Br.inca, Brooklyn, 51. 'Noogans Drop Pair; Chicks Win 4th in Row K.v Tlie Assoclaleri Press Home Runs, Light pitching ami listlcuffs all played a 'part in last night's gnincs In the Southern Association. The homers were emphasized at Nashville, where tlie thlrd-plncc Vols took both ends of a cloublc- henrler- from the Chattanooga Lookouts. 1 to I and 12 to 7. The first circuit clout WHS struck by Floyd Fogg of the Vols in thn curtain-raiser. His example was followed by Babe Barmi iu the nightcap, Barna's four-bagger was his 18th of the year. Lookout Bob Held blasted out two circuit blows in the final, At Atlanta, the Crackers exploded for six nms it) the .sixth as they shutout the Birmingham Barons 9 to 0 for thrnr fourth straight viuiory. The Mobile Bears bowed lo the Pelicans of New Orleans fi and 1, and the cellar-dwelling Memphis Chicks heat Little Rock's Travelers, 9 to 7. Baron Willard Nixon had a no- hitter until the Cracker uprising 63, [that blasted him with three hits, four walks and six runs. Jim Bng- by held the Barons to three hits. Bill McDonald set the Mobile Hears down on four safeties. He helped win his victory at the plate by banging out a home run and The flying fists were featured a double. at Memphis in the fifth inning. II started when Al Todd. manager ran out on the field :tml charged. Trav tvnrlcr Al Pie.- ehoia with throwing a bean ball at Don Pine lot 11. The two tangled hi a sharp, flurry at home plate before teammates, could separate them. Then umpire Rrd McCutcheon sent the two lo the showers. Pificbota homered earlier in the game. Jaycees Protest Loss to Ark-Mo City League Thriller Brings Dispute Over Umpire's Decision A rhubarb which developed over an alleged kicked bull resulted .In the filing of a protest by the Blytheville Jaycre lenin which was defeated 2-1 in a thrilling City Softball League at Walker Park last night. The protest expected lo be filed in writing with league officials by the Jaycccs after protesting orally to game umpires last night. The play In question came In tlie sixth inning when a low line drive was hit by Jaycee shortstop Sonuy Lloyd. His team mates claimed the ball careened oil the ankle ot Ark-Mo rlghtfielder Stewart Gurlcy and bounded off the playing field under a parked truck. Tlie aJycces are claiming that Lloyd should have been allowed a home run on (he drive which would have tied the game at two-all but the game umpires allowed Uoyd only two bases on Hie hit. According to the rules of the league the Jaycees will have 24 hours In which to file H written protest with league officials. Seven In Row For Ark-Mo Billy Denton went the distance tor the Kllowatters, hurling them to their seventh consecutive victory of the season. He allowed only three hits, including Lloyd's double and struck 'out seven. Harvey Doiris went all the way for the Jaycees and was tagged with five safe blow.s. In last night's second game the Phillips Motor Company Fordmen moved to within a half game of third place by nudging the cellar doomed Owens Druggists 6-1 behind the two-hit pitching o[ Bill Baker. Baker wtnt all the way for the Kordmcn getting excellent backing from Mf team mates. B. Haynes opened on the hill for the Druggists but was relieved in the fourth b> Kelly. Ark-Mo 2, .Uycees Ark-Mo AB R H 4 0 4 0 3 1 HOW THEY STAND AMERICAN LEAGUE W ' L New York 37 21 Philadelphia 34 Detroit. 33 Boston 31 Cleveland '29 Washington 20 Chicago ' 24 St. Louis 17 NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn St. Louis Philadelphia Boston •lew York Cincinnati 'ittsburgh 'htcago SOUTHERN Atlanta Birmingham Vashvillc •lobile Vcw Orleans Little- Rock Jhattanooga Memphis Morton ci .. Chilinun If . Rminsavall c Wilson 21) Perry 3!) Gurley rf .. Koush rf .. Hray 31) Demon 1 Totals Jaycees Pytton cf Hall r- Lloyd ss Dorrrs p .. Smadley If . Wf'Stbrook 2 Crowe? Ib Smith 3b Denim rf Totals . 21 2 AB R H ..30 .. 3 1 .. 2 . .3 .. 2 .. 3 .. 2 .. 2 .. 3 W 36 34 35 . 34 . 30 . 24 . 23 . 21 L 23 24 27 27 28 34 36 38 LEAGUE W L ..30 33 26 27 30 37 . 31 33 30 27 . 20 Pet. .638 .5«7 .559 .534 .518 .500 .393 .293 Pet, .610 .588 .565 .557 .511 .414 .300 .356 Pet. .610 .581 .518 .508 .492 .409 .409 339 Walcott Meets Charles Tonight For NBA Heavyweight Crown Armorel Tigers Bow to Ridgley, Tenn., Nine 6-4 Tlie Armorel Tigers drppped a 6-4 decision to the Ridgley, Tenn., independent nine in a game played at Ridgley last night, G. Morris went the route for Ridgley and ailoVed the Tigers only seven hits While he and his team males collected eight off Tiger hurler Ernie Crone. Morris got two of his team's eight safe blows, J. L.' Johnson, Tiger catcher, waved the big stick for Armorel clouting three hits in four- triixs. Donnell. Ridgley first baseman had a perfect night at the plate with three for three. The Tigers will play the Number Nine Miners at Number Nine Sunday afternoon. Box score: Armorel (12 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL v I.KAO1IE Chicago 8. Boston 4. Philadelphia 9, Pittsburgh -1 New York 6, St. Louis 5. innings) Brooklyn 0, Cincinnati 4. (night) AMKRICAN I.KAOUK Boston 6, Detroit 1. Washington 9. Chicago 3. Philadelphia a, Cleveland Only games scheduled, SOUTHERN LKAOUE Nashville 7-12. Chattanooga Atlanta 9. Birmingham 0. Memphis 9, Little Rock 7. New Orleans 6, Mobile 1. 2. 1-7. Horton cf .. Scott ss .... Keller Ib ... Rcici 3b .... Johnson c . . Litidley 21) . i Ammohs if , Crone p — Totals ..... AB R H ..400 ..421 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rldj-ley AB B H • Today's Games NATIONAL tEAGUE Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. New York at St. Louis (night). AMKRICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at New York. (2) Detroit at Boston. Cleveland at Philadelphia (night) Chicago at Washington (night). SOUTHERN LEAGUE (All Night Gamesl Memphis at Birmingham. Little Rock at Atlanta. Chattanooga at Mobile. Only games. 23 I 3 Phillips Motor 6, Oivrns Drufr 1 Owens AB R H W. H.iy lf-2b 3 Gurley It) • • 3 Williams 2b I Sutton If 1 WVrcl rt 3 J. Hnync.s ss 3 All-Year Fishing Planned in State Sportsmen Told HOT SPRINGS, Ark». June 22, */TV-Year-around fishing Is in the cards for Arkansas anglers but it will be a long time before such a program-can go into effect. That's the way Joe Hogan. director o( the Arkansas Fish Hatcheries, explained the situation to n group of sportsmen here Monday night. The Arkansas Game and ' Fish Commission met with the sports- Canada If ... Bi??.el s.s Morris 31) .. Doimell Ib .. Gregory cf . Hay.s rf .... Dcnton c ... Roliy 21) Q. Morris p Totals . ... .. 4 .. 3 .. 3 .. 3 .. 4 .. 4 .. 5 ....35 6 8 By Jerrjr Lltka CHICAGO, June 22. Wj—Jersey Joe Walcolt, fighting 35-year-old father of six children, and Ezzard Charles, a belting bachelor of 180 pounds, battle for the world heavyweight boxing title (NBA version) at Comlskey Park tonight (8:3t) p.m. GST). The crowd, like the choice of fighters, was a taie-your-plck proposition with around 26,000 the b«t guess. Walcott, the aging but clever clouter from Camden, "N.J., was expected to scale 194, That would give him an approximate 15-pound weight advantage if Cincinnati's 27-year-old Charles came In at his expected weight. It was exactly 12 years ago tonight in Comlskey' Park that Louis sledge-hammered the heavyweight crown oil the scarred brow ol James J. Braddock. Louis retired as undefeated champion last March. Charles Slight Favorite As time for the 15-round affair neared, the eight, - years - younger Charles was a dwindling 10 to 13 favorite. Apparently the "amblers, like the fight writers, were beginning to minimize Ezzy's ase advantage in the face of Walcott'; ISO-pro bout experience and two agile performances against then- champion LouU. . More and more, they recalled how Walcolt toppled Louis twice in their first meeting and lost a highly-debated decision only because he climbed on his bicycle in the closing rounds. Each fighter will get 25 per cent of net receipts, plus a like slice of radio piid television suear, estimated al W5.COO. For arm-chair fans, tlie fight will be broadcast (ABC). Tonight's winner will not be recognized as world champion by the New York State Athletic Commission or the British Boxing Board. Sports Roundup Huth f ulleHw, Jr. NEW YORK, June 22. </p>—Uefty Remuil, who used to manage Taml Mauriello, was leading a discussion of the heavyweight situation in the New York office ot the IBA— that is, he was yelling louder than anyone else. . . . "Jersey Joe Walcott Is one of the great lighters of all time," Lefty maintained conservatively. . . . "You clrllclze him for keeping away from Louis at the end of their first fight, but what would you have said if. he had waded In and got himself knocked out? He does just what you try to teach a kid in the gym, stick and move.". . . . There was some attempt at rebuttal such as "he didn't move; he ran away," but Dumb Dan Morgan, the only one present who could out-shout Lefty. Is a Walcott supporter and remained unaccountable silent. . Finally a guy who is considered one of the keenest Judges ol boxers in town, stuck his head in the door. . . "Don't quote me," he said, "but If you haven't made your pick yet, pick Charles, Walcott won't fine! him a stationary target like Louis. He 'can move around.". . . . For that reason, and because Jersey Joe hasn't had fight in a year, this dept. hereby selects Ezzard as tonight's winner letting thumbed out of * omll >y the umpire?. ... It happer \ot in Brooklyn but !n the Eva eHne League ball park 'at Lafaye . . . Seems the Lafayette m ager and the umpire got into noisy rhubarb and one ol scribes, who could stand just much, hiked himself out of jress box onto the field and sUi :aklng the umpire to task. . Upshot was that the manager ; writer both were ejected from a l»ark and the scribe was told < to return. . . . "I'm lold," says \ gent who reports this lucid] 'that he has resigned his Job si[ and gone back to—of all place' Harvard." j "Leopard Seal" Tlie Pacific coast variety of tlie harbor or common seal, which is more often spotted than is that of the Atlantic, is known as a leopard seal. men. who' renuested year-around fishing in their respective areas. Hogan satd the commission was exploring the possibility but explained that the agency wanted to await results of experiments now in progress. When the results are known, Hogan said, "favorable attention" will be given such requests. Harrison Man Heads Photographer's Group LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. June 22, <K>t —Garland Case, of Harrison was elected president of the Arkansas Professional Photographers' Association here yesterday. Also elected were: Bob Huff. Fayetteville. vice president; Neal Rhodes, Crossctt. secretary, and Offie Lltes, Pine Bluff, treasurer. il NEW! Box Opens Week Uays J:tW p.n Matinee Saturday & Sunday: Sat.-Sun I p.m Cant Show Manila, Ark. Sliuws K.VERV SIGHT Wednesday & Thursday «| "THREE GODFATHER^ John Wayn* Friday and Saturday • "Home in San Antone' Roy Acuff The first steam cord was made i Nicholas Cugnot, i carriage on re- 1169 by Opt. French Soldier, . . , , Kentucky Whiskey— A Blend son & Bobbins, inc. Distributors, Little Dyer Reason cf .. M Hily 31) .. B. Hnynes p Kelly p Poplar Bluff Golf Tourney to Draw Over 200 Entries POPLAR BLUI-'F. Mo'. June 22. </T'i--\Vcll over :!00 entries nve ex- pccteti for the Oz;uKs Open Golf Tnurnatileut to be played Uerc July 4, E. P". Cnrr, tournament manager sjmi yesterday. C;irr said favorites iiu-lurlft Jim Parkin of Poplar Bluff, who -set two course recorors recently. At Paragould he sliot a 50 and iit C;iruth- ersville a 67. Virpil Powell of Maiden is another Tavorile to win the tournament. Carr said expected entries include Johnnie Busick of Jonc.sboro Ark., Don Provow, captain of the University ot Missouri golf team of Totals 25 1 2 Phillips AB R H \vixson ss 4 0 0 Mullen 3b 2 2 1 tlnllingsworth rf 3 0 0 Koontz c 3 1 1 James Ib 3 1 0 C. Wix-son 3 0 0 Duclos 2b 3 1 1 Mitchell If 2 0 0 Baker p '.3 1 1 Totals 26 6 4 Hayti and Milton Frank the "durable" of Crystal Lake Country Ciuh, St. Louis. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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