The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1950 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 17, 1950
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FACE TEN Williams Eyes Babe's Homer Mark COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1950 Ky JOK KKJClll.KK Auoclaled I'rfss Sporls Wrili-r "Shifts or no shifts, I'll always be shooting for thos ' The speaker? Who else lint Ted Williams, the sloni •enter of the American League, in more ways than one. Williams never lias said so public-* 2. If but what baseball's top slugge wants most — next lo .seeing hi Boston Red Sox win a pcnnnnU-1. to break Bribe Ruth's record o! 61 home runs In one season. Williams already has reached (hi magic .400 batting figure. He's al ready won the batting title, no once but lour times. Ho's already gained the most valuable playe award. This year he's setting his sight., on 61 home runs. With 11 four bag- gers in Boston's first 28 games, who Is there to say Williams won't break the Bambino's most coveted record? Remember also that Tetl rnissec seven games because of Illness Breaking ft down, Williams has averaged belter than one homer every two games. "I'm being paid to hit homers.' Williams otice said when he wa. chlded for not trying to break uy the shift by hitting more to (lie left "Four little singles In a grime i.s great, but home runs and winnint, ball games are greater." Yanks- on Top Ted and bfs slugging mate, Vern Stephens, each slammed two homers yesterday to account for al Boston's rims as the Red Sox defeated Detroit, 6-1. The loss dropped the Tigers out of first place with the Ncw York Yankees taking over the top rung for the first liniL this season. The Yankees burled the SI. Loiil; Browns. 11-0. behind Allie Reynolds' five-hit pitching. Billv Johnson led the attack on four St. Louis hurlers with a home run nnd two singles. His homer came with the bases loaded to highlight an eighl- run eighth Inning. Washington retained Us half- game fourth place margin over Cleveland's Indians by nosing out the White Sox In Chicago. G-5. while the Indians were smothering the Philadelphia Athletics. 15-4. Robin Roberts protected Philadelphia's first place hold In the National League by besting Ewell Blackwell of Cincinnati In a brilliant, hurling duel. Roberts allowed only two hits as the Phils _eked out a 1-0 triumph over the Reds. The Phils got only three hits off Cincy's tali right hander. Two of them, however, came In the first tuning Mid led to the lone run of the game. Round Ron Hils Scratch hits by Richie Ashburn and Gran Hamner and a walk to Iddie Waitkus loaded the bases. Ashburn scored when Del RunJs hit into a double play. Both Cincinnati hits were made by Ron Northey, a former Phil. Preacher Roe pitched the Brooklyn Dodgers into .second place with • 3-1 triumph over the- St. Louis Cardinals. The slender lefthander allowed only four hit.s In registering his third triumph, it marked the fifth complete game hurled by a nodger pitcher and Hoe has pitched three of them. Johnny Sain turned In his second consecutive shutout /or Boston's Braves blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0, with six hils. He shut wit Chicago by the same score In his last outing. Walker Cooper drove In the first run off Murry Dickson and Bob Elliott clinched It in the eighth with a two-run homer. Homers by Wayne Tcrwllliger and Andy Pafko. each with a man on in the third Inning, gave the Cubs a 4-3 triumph over the New York Oiants. Larry Doby drove In six runs with is grand slam homer, a triple nnd single to lead the Indians to their one-sided victory over the A's. The Tribe collected 20 hi Us against four Philadelphia hurlers. Lloyd Kittle drove in the winning run lor Washington over Chicago with a single in the seventh inning. Ark-Mo Gains First BW Win Ark-Mo broke Into the win circle In the Bay Window softball league yesterday. The Kilowatlcrs win came al thr expense of Mead's Tigers. Final Gcore. was 12-0. Austin going the route and getting credit for the shutout. He allowed the losers only four hils. al! singles. Ark-Mo, one of the hardest hitting clubs in the league, rattled out 11 safeties Johnson nnd Austin collected doubles and the fonner had a triple in the second inning. B'irnett pitched for the losers. Owens meet Whi^enliunt on the Little Park diamond at 5:30 this aKcrnoon. Tomorrow, Applrtmlun will langlc with the Courier News nine. Sports Roundup By HUGH FUI.I.KKTON JR. NEW YORK, May 17. (/!>>—Worrt from a southern college which has urncd out some bclter-than-fair The rest must chop. cro| footballers is Hint the current ti^i of Jinemcn is turning to high school coaching Jobs and to business rather Ihnn accepting the drastically- sliced offers from the pros Seems the top bids for guards,'„„„ tacklers are around $4.000 a season . . . "The players simply are not paying better than $4,000. and these jobs have more future, our Informant ... "1 suppose the pros can get plenty or football pla.vers, but they will not be getting Ihe very best pip - C rs." If this information is correct, we begin to wonder what a fresli-'oiit- of-col!egc typwritcr pounder can set. for working from August to December. Foul Bawl At a recent banquet Jn Detroit Bill Summers, the American League ump. proudly mentioned that he had taken an eye lest betott going overseas last winter nnd passed with SO-20 vision . . . Toastmnster Harry Heilmann then took over thnnked Summers gravely for his talk and added: "just a minute Bill, and ril lead you from the' hotel out to the ball park." Onc-IMii.ufc Sports I'ace The Cleveland Indians have just opened a new waiting room [or players' wives. Tills bralii-clilld of proxy Ellis Ryan Is located ,-j,.|,l next to the home dressing ,._. LHU.J Mita-iii room and is equipped with every convenience except a rack of knives for those it-ires who think hubby is underpaid ... ike Armstrong recently appointed athletic director at Minncsola, Is the third Drake u alumnus to hold such a position in the Big Ten ... others are Ted Payseur at Northwestern and Paul Brcchler at Iowa . . . Jim Hammerstein, n member of the North Carolina U. tennis team, wrote the music and script for "Blackjack Davie " spring musical production or the campus dramatic club, but had to miss the premiere because of the Southern Conference tennis tournament . . . jini's dad. Oscar has turned out a few popular shows himself. Deflnitinn Bill Hunter, who Is celebrating us 25th yenr as athletic director it Southern California, gives this ormula for success in his business- 'A great athletic director Is one vho can give the definite Impression, when he Is being chased out if the siailium by the alumni, that ic Is leading them on to bigger and better things." End Of Tlie Line '-*---.," Sponsors of the Colonial irivTEai' ion golf tournament at Fort Worth- Tex., boasts that their selected' 30-man field Includes winners of 34 icrcent of the money awards in "ill 18 big tournaments held so far his year ... Joe Bach's St. Bon- aveillure footballers trimmed Syracuse 38-23 in their second scrim- nage after they had scored about as freely in the first This led . . . Syracuse e.oach Hen Schwartzwalder 'o remark plaintively: "Defense? I juess he has one or those substitutes who stayed on the bench." Wards, Burneff Win CSL Games Montgomery VV.-ird and Burnett were winners In City Softball League play at Walker Park last night. Wards hung a 6-2 loss on the Riizorback In spite of being outhit. G-5. Wards' big Inning came in the fifth when a walk and three hits including Wilson's double, resulted' in three runs. Burnett's win was posted over the Jaycecs, 18-r>. Both teams racked up seven base hits. Big man in the nightcap was the Jaycces' West brook. He Jiad three hits in four times at bal. One of the blows was ror lour Two BlytheYille Men Aboard Cruiser St. Paul Two Blythcville men. Albert E Cavasher. gunner's mate third class. 2117 Carolyn, and William C. Aic- D.ide. seaman, parliclpatrtl recently in the Navy's 1S50 major fleet exercise to be held in West Coast waters. They were aboard the USS St. ['Mil in the exercise, "Demon of M.-. and McDadc is the son o .-. an Mrs. Dcwltt McDade. 2-101 Carolyn •nine aflor Ishcr was on first will, a single. Burnett's WK first Inning provided the winning margin. Lute.; collected a home with one man onr and n simile by Bunch nnd a double by Pnff capped the four-nil- frame Wixson als for Burnett. hit for the circuit Tech, Teachers One-Two In AIC Baseball Race By The AMtoriatril Press Arkansas Tech and State Teachers continued one-two In AIC base ball standings by victories Tuesday Tech pounded out a 13-1 win over Arkansas College, which had snr- prised Monday wilh a defeat of Teachers. Mulling held the Arkansas College nine to Ihree hits. Tech made nine hils and was aided by six Arkansas College errors. Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer Custom Application Chas. Brogdon Phones 6847 — 6284 Vi Mile Rriulh nn Highway fil Knife Falls at Midnight; Nine ClubsMustCutDown Roster By JOf,' FALLS NEW YORK. May n. „. ,_ only a few hours remaining, nine major league clubs pondered today where to apply the knife to come ivllliln the required 25-players The deadline goes into effect at mld- ilRhl. Teams with no worries are the two Boston and Philadelphia clubs Ihe New York Yankees. Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates Here is a list of the clubs over the limit and players likely to l>e whittled: NATIONAL I.FAGIJK Drooktyn (201—Third baseman .Jnlmn.v .lorgrnisen, likely in Ihe .You- Vnrk <;frmfs. St. Louis (26)—rUchrr Err I) u - sak. Clilcaco (Z6(— UndecMfil. New York fjlrtnts (26)—Outfielder Sammy Meeks. AMKRICAN LEAGUE Detroit (26) — Catcher Myron Ginsberg. Washington (261— I n f I r. I il e. r (Ii-orffe Oenovts*. Cleveland (27)—Infir lilrr Herh Conytrs and rilchfr IHrk Knx-k. St. I.ouls (26)—Pitchers Tom Fine or Sid Schachl. Eight players changed hands yesterday. The New York Giants, who already were down to the 25 player limit, recalled - Monte Irvin from Jersey City of the International League to go one over again. Brooklyn sent three players to the minors: Outfielder Bill Antonello to Hollywood, Calf.; Pitcher Clem Lavine to St, Paul and Pitcher Carl Erskine to Montreal. Pittsburgh sent Pitcher Hal Gregg to Indianapolis on option and placed Outfielder Ted Beard on the disabled list. Detroit cuts its squatl by sending pitchers Marvin Orlssom and Marlin Stuart to Toledo on option. Early today the Phillies placed veteran Outfielder Bill Nicholson on the -disabled list and Kent Pitcher Jocko Thompson to their Toronto farm club on 24-hour recall. Sain Appears Set ForGreafestYear Hard-Working Arkansan Has Already Won Five li.v .IO K KET.I.KY BOSTON, May n. (API—Johnny Sain. },K and taciturn righthander 'f the Boston Braves who was a iusl last season after three tcrri- ic pitching years, seems headed for 1 Is greatest baseball campaign. Last nlijhl Sain blnnkcd (he 'itlsbiirgh Pirates 3-0. Ihe first ime he's ever registered two slmt- illt.s In consecutive panics. He >lanked Ihe Chicago Cubs 3-0 on our hils Thursday. By winning five games whlie los- ng only two thus lar this season, he rugged Arkansan Is Tar ahead •f his best previous years. For Instance. It look him until une 25 last year to win his fifth vhen his record became 5-8, In D4B when he won 24 cames am! lost 7. he didn't, enin his fifth dccl- lon until June fi. Another indication that he may 2 headed tor his greatest season is his improving control. In tour years since the war, 1915 hrough 19-19, Sain won 75 games nd lost 58. He struck out 411 bat- crs and walked 324. To date this yenr In 54 1-3 Innings he has allowed only ">s hits, walked 14 (none last night) and anned 18 batters. Some for the comments of the etter known hall players support he hope, and belief, of Braves' ooters for Sain, who will be 32 ears old Sept. 25. Gets Players'OK Ralph Kiner, who went to bat our times last night, [ailed to get hit and was struck on I once by Sain, said: "I think the fellow's got w<-.ry- hlng he had In 194B—and Hut was lenly." Walker Cooper, veteran of many a 11 o n a 1 League seasons who aught Sain Isat night, raved over lis new battery mate. Bis "Coop," who Joined the iraves a few days ago, shook his lead and ssid "Great, some of the 'O.:t stuff I've ever caught." Johnny Hopp, who played with lain before going (o Pit.sburgh nought the Boston righthander 'not so fast as he used to be, bvit •\ lot cuter." There yon have It from three of he pros who have played against nd with Johnny. Add lo that his rccor dto dale ind what other conclusion can you draw but that he is on his way to a great season. "Ke always Is In shape." General Manager John Qmnn. 'He's never been a disciplinary problem at any lime, never. He works hard and is always trying to lelp himscll." Another Braves' official, who preferred to remain anonymous, xjinled out that year when Sain was having trouble he tried lew methods of improving himself. "He was the first bailer out tor ratling practice. trying to brttcr his lilting. He explained, only when ve asked him. 'Maybe Billy (Man- igcr Billy southworth) can use me is a pinch hitler.'" That's the kind of stuff thl? 6-2, 200 pound righthander, who was a Navy flier In the war, Is made of. Ancient kings of Denmark frequently established residences at Viborg. located on Ibe mainland >enlnsnla of Jutland. RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Kactory-'lYnincd Mechanics Any Mak« or Model Prompt SetYic* Reasonable Price* Phone 2642 W* Pick Up »nd Delirer Fred Callihan 110 So Firsl Rl . SOimiKKN ASSOCIATION \V I. Pet Atlanta 13 11 Mobile IS 12 Birmingham . ........ 19 12 Memphis is IX New Orleans 16 12 Chattanooga 15 18 Nashville 12 16 Little Hock 3 27 NATIONAL LI:AGUE Philadelphia Brooklyn . . St. Louis . ., Chicago . .. Boston Pittsburgh . Neiv York . Cincinnati . 15 13 13 11 13 12 fi f, AMERICAN LEAGUE U' I. New York 15 8 Detroit Boston Washington Cleveland . . Philadelphia . St. IxMiis . Chicago in 18 13 12 R .633 .613 .013 .581 .571 .455 .429 .100 IVt. .025 .591 .505 .550 .512 .4110 .:m .213 Pel. .652 .050 .G43 .5S5 .5-15 , .348 wBTfcssr ZSJ Major League Leaders B} 1 Tb<- Assoclafed Press National League Batling—Musial, St. Loull 4M Pafko, Chicago .382. Runs—Jones. Philadelphia 24; Jethroe, Boston 23. Runs hatted in—Ennis. Philadelphia 20; Jones. Philadelphia 23. Hits—Musi:il. St. Louis 36, Jethroe, Eiosion 35. Doubles — Musial, St. Units 12, Robinson, Brooklyn 9. Triples—Kerr and Jethroc, Boston 3. Home runs—Gordon. Boston 8; Kiner. Pittsburgh and Jones, Phil •\delphia 7. Slolen bases—Reese, Brooklyn 5 Jelhrnc, Boston 4. Strikeouis—Roberts, 31: Spahn. Boston 27. Pitching - Rush, Chicago 4 l.OCO; Wcrle. Pittsburgh 3-o"l.OOO. Players' Remarks Afield Going Right Into Homes Via Video By WILL GKIMSLEY v l!SVeffi i^^eclin'^^n^t^S 8 'YT <? ^ ^ '^^ i4nt i - • ,j " ""ii £,<HIIL?) i igiiL up to X.IIG i*inii|y i ircsicies? iclevisioiif Doesn't, bother me," says the Giants' I.Pn n,,vn^l, 0 ,-".,!,.,„„„ ' :„!. ...:,•. now "Television? I lie lip. "I don't pay any attention to it." Other figure* ot the game agreed today that the baseball field is Giants' Leo Durocher, always quick wilK BaltlnT — D-iby, Cleveland 4H, Dropo, Boston .370. Runs—DJMn»»io. Williams and ' Boston 2-1. Runs tatted In—Williams. Boson 3>; Stephens. Boston 31. Hit.s — Stephens, and DiMagglo Br-stdu 3C. Doubles— Zarllla and Stephens. Boston and Krylioski. Detroit 8. Triples—Mapes and Henrich, New York; Dillinger. Philadelphia, and D-jrrr. Boston 4. Home run' — Williams, Boston II the players' private domain and television should keep its sensitive cars away. If these mechanical flaps get , .4ung with a stray epithet occns- Philadclphia r tonally, well, they asked for it. Casey Complains Casey Stengel, peppery litlle mzn- .it£ci- of the Ne'rt- York Yankees. said the men are becoming conscious of microphones creeping •loser and closer to the playing irea. ... I Rc-seii. Cleveland 8. .253] 250 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Mobile 2-4. Atlanta 0-8 Memphis 8. Little Rock 6 Only games scheduled National T.caRiie Brooklyn 3. St. Louis 1 Chicago 4. New York 3 (night) Boston .1. Pittsburgh C (night,) Philadelphia 1, Cincinnati 0 (night) .American League Boston 6. Detroit 1 Ncw York 11, St. Loin's 0 (night) Cleveland 15, Philadelphia 4 (night) Washington 6, Chicago i (night) Today's Games Snulhcm Association New Orleans nt Atlanta Mobile at Birmingham Nashville nt Little Rock Memphis National League St. Louis at Brooklyn (night) Chicago at New York Cincinnati at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Boston American Ijcacue Washington at. Chicago New York at St. Louts Boston at Detroit Philadelphia at Cleveland (nijhtl Vote Water, Sewer Bonds PARAGOULD, Ark., May 11. (AP) i —Paragould residents voted, 59J to J 424, against a proposed SGOO.OOO bond issue for water and sewer .Astern improvements at a special flt'c- j tion here yesterday. I Stolen — Adams-. Chicago and Dillinger. Philadelphia 3. Strikeouts—L«inon. Cleveland TH; Reynolds. Ncw York 27. Pitching _ Parncll. Boston 4-1 .800; McDermott, Boslon: Trucks, J>troit and Reynolds, New York 3-1 34 U. S. Goiters After British Crown I,TI— If an American doesn't, win the 1950 British Amateur golf crown it won't he for lack of representation Thirty-four United Stales players are lined up for Ihe bis: battle opening Monday on the royal and ancient golf club's tricky layout and the adi'.inn? jjimnl Is busy Betting in some practice licks. It is the largest U.S. contingent ever to seek Ihe coveted title. One of the early arrivals here "•as Willie Tnrnesa of Klmsford N.Y.. who won the Nile In 1047' Turncsii motored up from London' and played one round yesterday "just for exercise." pitching ace now turned Yankees' television commentator, can look at the matter from both sides of the fence. "The mikes do get mighty close sometimes," commented the eminent grammarian. "They got no business picking up cnss words. "That's ' a man's privilege out there." Mobile. Ala.'.s Nc w Year's carnival originated spontaneously In mi and has been carried on since as an organized affair. Political Announcement PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Gua rani red l$esl I'riccs Kirby Druq Storer You'll Love Our Flowers! BI.VTHEV1LI-E FLOWER MART Mcmphft lllw»> Phonr (002 The courier News has been Hulhor- primaries. July 25 and Augiir.t 8 FOB COLINTV JUDGE Roland Green TOR STATE RKPKF.SKNTATTVE L, fl Autry Re-election fait No 3 John Cowan Kenneth S Sulccr Post No 2 R O. "Gene" [-"Iceman (For re-election Post No, <) For Slate Si"iator W R Nicholson J. Lee Bearden mower for every lawn/! BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting l,j. cense. "Jimmie IJ" 12 ft. Hoat 119.95. Aluminum Boats, 12 & M ft. My rods, Casl ing rods aiul guns repaired. Shoes for every ,sporU •121 \V Main Phono 6702 Power Lawn Mower Blythcvillc Machine Shop 21 I So 2ml. EMmne 2S2S '•They're hanging the things over dugouts even." declared the leathery Yankee pilot. "We try to watch what we say but sometimes stuff can't help slipping out. The mikes should be out of range." The touchy situation was pointed up by an incident in n recent Giant-Dodgers game at the Polo Grounds. Durocher stormed out of the dugout to protest when he thought . Brooklyn pitcher balked and umpire Babe Pinelli- didn't call it. He gave the ump a good verbal yoing- r er.' Dl/ Gives Opinion Later many television fans said they heard unrochcr use a term that wouldn't go well in a ladies sewing circle. Oilier television viewers said they didn't hear a tiling. Microphones in some parks are hung on tile screen over home plate to capture the crack of bat against ball Others are placed near Dean, the old Cardinaf dugouts. Dizzy Blackwell is Tabbed No. One Hard Luck Hurler in Majors By IIEIU! ALTSCHUJ.r, PHILADELPHIA. May 17. (/!>)_ Ewell Blackwell has plenty of reason today to claim the title of current hard luck pitcher of the National League. The elongated Cincinnati ri»ht- hander was- the losing Irurler last night as the Reds dropped a" 1-0 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies—and Blackwell allowed .only three scratch singles. His fast ball was sizzling throughout the game—but he had the misfortune of being matched against one of the greatest young hurlers In baseball today—the Phils' Robin Roberts. Roberts allowed only two hits to rack up his fifth win- against only one loss this year. Here's how Blackwell lost out In the most brilliant pitching battle of the season to date: In the first Inning, Richie Ashburn, the Phils' speedster, rapped a ball to short and beat the throw to first. Then Granny Tamner bounced a double play ball toward second. Blackwell reached up an arm and deflected the ball just enough for Hamner to reach first base safety. Then briefly. Blackwell lost control and walked Eddie Waitkus. Del Ennis bounced to short and the Reds wiped out. Waitkus and Ennis in a double plav. but Ashburn hustled home Horn third. From the point on, Blackwell set the Phils down with only on more hit, a blooper to left center by Willie Jones that fell just beyond the outstretched arms of two outfielders. Roberts had no bad Innings, yileding only a double anil a single, by Ron Northey. Both were well hit balls. If Robbie win five more games a month, he'll hit the charmed 30-game circle to ',ecome the first major leaguer to perform that frat since Dizzy Dean, away back In The Rack Seems Set For Shot at Crown BUFFALO. N!Y.. May IT. (,p) _ Rocky Graziano todav was virtually certain of 3 shot a't the middleweight crown he says he "just loaned" to Jake LiMolU "for » little " Oraziano knocked out Buffalo's Henry Brii nm last night at 2:14 of trie fourth round in what was widely viewed as a tuneiiD (or a tille match with LaMotln In Ncw York's Madison Square Garden June 14. The scheduled 10-rounilcr , 11.939 fans, only five short of _, memorial auditorium record, seVm 1048. when Brimm fought Ray Robinson. Graziano weighed 150 pounds and Brimm, IS? i|4. Matchmaker Al Weill of Madison Square Garden, who saw the light, said he would be In New York around noon and expected Graziano would sign for the June 14 date almost anytime after that. Grazianu Is flying to New York today. Our Telephone Number 4438 Shclton Motor Co. Links lo Perfection No rim; <jiin1ily mnkc* * wliinkcy "greal". Ii lakes *rnrwf/mo.i.i, /i#MmM.i, Idxtc, hnnijncl — all linked lofirllicr In rnnke • whltkr.y a« perfect »» 7 Crown ...Si:.iKr.imV fincul wliiskcyl S«J8f«rT)'« 7 Crown. lilrmirv) Wliiskry. 80.8 Proof. 65% Grain Neutral Spirils. Seagram-Distillers Corporation Chryiler Buildinc, He* York

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