The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1950 · Page 10
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PAGE TEW BLYTIIEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 19W Slumping Dimaggio Worries Yankees; Kiner Hits No.7 By .lor Kclchler Associated I'ress Sporls Writer What's wrong with Joe DiMaggio? The star outfielder of (he world champion New York Yankees, one of the greatest uiut highest paid figurs in the game, is in the midst of one of his worst batting slumps. Not only docs it have Joe worried, it has the entire Yankee team concerned. DiMaggto is the first In [ell you that he's never felt better in his life. No aches, no pains, no back trouble and no sign ot the heel disorder that kept.him out of the first 65 games of the 1949 season. What [lien is the reason for his current puny .247 batting mark? The Yankee Clipper would give a large hunk of his {IdO.OOO salary to kno\v, "I can't explain it," lie saiti before last night's game against the St. Louis Browns. "All I know is Dial my liming is off. There is ab-, solntely nothini wrong with in c ' physically. I. had Joe DiMaerio a great -spring. I'm in perfect condition. My weight is just right. I suppose I need more batting practice." Joe, nearing 3G, gol in some extra licks before the game. Still he went naught for four as the Yankees defeated the Browns, 4-2. Lefty Ed Lopat pitched a three-hitter for his third triumph. DiMaggto now has gone six games with only two singles lo show for Ins- efforts In his last 22 limes at bat. That's a microscopic .091 bat- tins mark'. During that time he has failed to drive in a run or »core one. True, lie was "robbed" of a couple of hits by some fancy Tiger outlieldlng last Monday, but the handle hit he got into short left field that day was nothing to brag about. Li DIMaggio in Just one of those batting slumps that every player undergoes at certain intervals? Or have the years sneaked lip suddenly on one of the greatest outfielders of American League history? Meanwhile, Ralph Kiner, National League's home rim king went on • nother batting spree last night. He blasted two home runs, one with the bases full, to defeat Brooklyn almost single - handedly. Kincr's sixth ; and seventh homers of the season enabled the Pittsburgh Pirates to overcome a 5 - 0 deficit and whip the Dodgers. 10-5. Klner's grand Ralph Kiner slammer, which came bin the bottom of the eighth, was his second of the capalgn and «ighth of his big league career. That tied him with Philadelphia's Bill Nicholson for mast grand slam homers by active National Leaguers. Only Rogers Hornsby, the old St. Louis slugger, and George Kcl- ley former New York Giants first baseman, made more. Hornsby. hit 12 «nd Kelly 10. Lou Gehrig, famous first baseman hit the most in the majors, 23. Mel pHrnell pitched the Boston Red Sox into a first place tie with Detroit In the American League, defeating the Tigers, 8-1. Walt Dropo, subbing for the ailing Billy Goodman at first, hammered his second home run in eight games for the Sox. Eddie joost's eighth inning home run entabled the Philadelphia Athletics to shade Cleveland's slumping Indians. 98, as Lloyd Htttle turned in a 3-2 victory for Washington over the Chicago White Box in his first start of the season. I, e f t y .lohnnv Schmitz hurled the Chicago Cubs lo s three-hit G-0 shutout over the New York Giants. Giant manager Leo Durochcr. second baseman Eddie Stanky and pitcher Sheldon Jones were ejected irom the game during a seventh inning argument St. Louis and Boston were rained out. Philadelphia and Cincinnati were not scheduled. r.ai r . Ralph Kiner Swaps Slump For Home Runs PITTSBURGH, May 10. M')— Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner has emerged from a brief slump to start baseball rccordr spinning and serve notice that he Is In his way to a new major league home run record this year. Kiner bashed out home runs number six and seven last night lo put him three ahead of his homer count at the same time last year. Last night's performance scut- tie a modern mark and he is off The two nome rims—one a grand slammer—drove in seven runs and gave Kiner the National League lead in home rims and in rims batl«l in wiih 20. Ralph's final 1949 total was 54 home runs _ six below Babe Ruth's all-time high of 60 in a season. His latest grand slam masterpiece came just three days after « similar Wast against the New York Giants. Tills gives Raip], „ [ 0(a) o( eight linse cleaning blows during his five seasons in the majors to tie a modern malk and he Is off a running to top his own National League record of four grand slammers in a season which he set last year. Gosnell Beats Manila 74-73 On Overthrow A tenth Inning overthrow of second base yesterday gave Gosnell a 14-13 win over Manila in the Mississippi County High School Baseball League. The game' originally was scheduled to be played at Gosnell, but was moved to Manila due to wet grounds. Gosnell picked up an early lead of 8-0 but the game was seiit into an extra inning when pitcher Emery ran into a streak of witness. Ward relieved him In the sixth inning and received credit for the victory. Sparks relieved Miligan for Manila and was the losing pitcher. French was the leading hitter for Gosnell with five hits for seven trips. Davison had two for four for Manila. Three-run homers were hit by Emery for Gosnelt and SOUTIIKKN ASSOCIATION W I, I'd. Mobile Atlanta . ... Birmingham . New Orleans Memphis . . Chattanooga. Nashville . . Little Rock . NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn II Philadelphia St. Louis . . Chicago . ., Bostotl . ... Pittsbmsh . New York . Cincinnati . AMKKICAN LEAGUE Hosfoti . . Detroit New York Washington Cleveland Philadelphia • Chicago St. Louis Yesterday's Results Southern Association Night Games Memphis 4. Nashville 2. LlttJe Rock 3, Chattanooga 7. New Orleans 0, Birmingham 4. Mobile 3, Atlanta 4. Little Rock Loies 20 f h; Atlanta Moves to First Atxml Ihe only way Ihe crepe-draped Little Roclc Travelers c»n blot out the unhappiness of the first month of the 1950 season Is to win Hie Southern Association pennant. After what happened to Little Hock Tuesday night and what might happen to them Wednesday night, the odds against whining > pennant ore terrific. + . The Travelers lost their 20th game I f+ — t nil in a. row Tuesday night. Chatta- COQtl SIlJQS DQll nooga did the trick, 7-4. It's Nash- *""•" »* IT^ At Pace of .327 Chicago 6. New York 0. PittsburBh 10. Brooklyn 5. Boston at St. Louis, rain. Only games scheduled. American l/eague Boston 0. Detroit 1. New York 4, St. Louis 1. Washington 3. Chicago 2. Philadelphia 9. Cleveland «. Today's Games Southern Association Night Games: Memphis at. Cliattanooea. Birmingham at Mobile. Little Rock at Nashville. (Only games scheduled). National l.raiEUe National League Brooklyn at Cincinnati, night. New York at. Pt. Louis, night. Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. American League SI. Louis at New York. Cleveland at Pnitadelphia. night. Chicago at Washington, night. Detroit at Boston. for Manila. ..IGsvuiell Is slated to meet Hayti loBight on the. Missourtans home Sparks field. vine's turn Wednesday night and If the Vols succeed In doing what just aboul every other team has done, Little Rock will break the Southern record. Mobile lost 20 straight In 1917. Atlanta climbed Into n first place tie with Mobile Tuesday night by defeating the Bears. 4-3. It was Atlanta's third victory In a row over the Hears. Birmingham stood off New Orleans' bid for a tie for third place with a 4-0 shutout of the Pelicans Memphis whipped Nashville, 4-2 Dick Littlefield pitched a three- hitter for the Barons against New- Orleans. Paul Menkin was the first Nashville pitcher to go all the way this season when he lost to Memphis Little Marvin Rotblatt was Memphis' winner. Ell.VTUKVILI.K r.OI.railS-E B. Gee, left, and Prank Wagner, .Jr., Blytheville High School students sharpen up the old putting eye in preparation fo, the state high school golf tournament to be played in El Dorado tomorrow. The boys played In the recent district meet at Jonesboro where they won the right to enter the state tournament. Bowlers Reach New High Mark COLUMBUS. O., Miiy 10 (AP) — For the first time since the 1950 American Bowling Congress tournament began in Fairgrounds Coliseum nearly a month ago, four teams climbed above the 2.800-mark In a single session last night. Only one change In the team .standings on the big boards came of it. however. The WXYZ-TV team of Detroit banged out 894-1030-65 8— 1 002 for fifth place. Otherwise, the "big ten" listed on tho iournament scoreboards remained qnict. unlnvaded by any of yesterday's bowlers. Demaret Ties Reipen MONTERREY. Mexico. May 10. fAP) — Jimmy Demaret ol Ojal, Calif., and Warren Reipen of Har- lingcn. Tex, were tied today with 27 holes to play In the 72-hole international gol! tournament. Each had 45-hole totals of IT7 They have played two 18-hole and one nine-hole rounds. Golfers Plan Meet VIRGINIA BEACH. Va., May 10 W; — The women's Southern Goll tournament next year will l>c played at Hardscrabbte Country Club ol Fort Smith. Ark. It will be in the second week in May. The site and date were picked by the Southern Women's Golf Association here yesterday. Mrs. Carlr Robbins of Fort Smith \V,TS electee treasurer ol the organip-ition. BILLGODWIK SraiiNfi GOODS Fishing & Hunting lace nsc. "Jimmic II" 12 ft. Boat $19.95. AUiniinnm Roats, 12 ft M ft. Kly rods, Casling rorln and guns repaired. 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M') — Private building firms opposed to government housing programs got a word of advice today from an official of the Federal Housing Agency. Dr. Richard U. Ratcliff, the agency's research director, said In speech prepared for the Producers Council that production of lower- cost housing of better standards !s "the only way" industry can demonstrate that "further government devices" are not needed. Lip- Ma ; or League Leaders By the Associated Press American I.eaKiie Battin—Hegan, Cleveland, .395; DiMaggio. Boston. 382. Runs—Pesky, Boston. 24; DiMag- ?io, Boston. 19, Runs hatted in^Stephem, Boston. 26: Williams. Boston, 22. Hits — Stephens and DiMaggio, Bostotl. 29. Doubles—Zarilla. Boston, 8; on and Kryhoskl, Detroit, 7. Triples—Doerr. Boston and Henrich. New York, 3. T'ome runs—Williams, Boston, 7; Wood, St. Louis. Faj ni Philadelphia and Rosen. Cleveland, 5. Stolen bases—Dillinser, Philadelphia and Adams. Chicago, 2. Pitchm? — stobbs, Boston and Hooper, I'hi'arielphia. 2-0—1,000. National League BiltinR—Musial. St. Louis. 445; Pji'ko. Chicago. 439. Runs—Jethroe. Boston, 21; Jones, Philadelphia, 19. Runs batted in—Kiner. Pittsburgh, 20; Elliott, Boston and Enn\* aud Jones, Philadelphia, 18. Hits Jethroe, Boston, and Sis- '°r. Phlladelnhia. 28. Doubles—nobinsnn, Brooklyn M"slal. St. Louis. 7. Trinles—Kerr and Jethroe, Boston, 3. i Home run^—Kiner, Pittsburgh, 7; Jones. Philadelphia, 6. Stolen bases—Reese. Brooklyn, 5; But Is Still Sub 4 WASHINGTON. May 10. W>— Gil Coan wants to know what a guy ha§ to do to become the Washington Nats' regular leftfielder. Coan, who has been a suringtim* sensation and an all-season flop for the past four years, Is clubbing the ball at a .327 pace. But he still isn't one of manager Bucky Harris' regular gardeners. When the opposition uses a left- hander, as Chicago did last night, Bucky employes the less impressive half of his two-platoon system. Instead of Coan and Ed Stewart (who is hitting .356). Harris started Sam Mele and Bob Ortiz. Both are hit- tint? around .200. For Coan. the system is a bit bewildering. Coan has started in 12 of the Nats' 16 games thus far and has been a big factor In keeping Washington in the American League's first division. In the last four games he's started. Coan has belted two grand slam home runs. Of his 16 hits in 49 times at bat, half were for extra bases, plus the two-bases loaded wallops, he has hit two other homers. Along with his Improved batting, Coan retains his speed on the bases, and against Chicago last night, he was sent into the game In the ninth Inning as a defensive measure. But he still doesn't have a regular Rotary Ladies Night Scheduled Blytheville's Hotary Club will stage its annual Ladles Night program at the Country Club Thursday. 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