The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1950 · Page 10
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Friday, May 19, 1950
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PAGE TEtf BI/rrHEVTLI,E (ARK.y COUNTER NEWS MAT 19, 1989 Bucky Harris Never Finished Last; Nats Are Getting Tough By KAI.I'II KODKN Associated Tress Sports Wrilrr Biicky Harris, Ihe Yankee casloff who never has finished last, 1ms his Washington Senators stirring up quite a rumpus in the American Lcatfue pennant race. Harris, hack nt Ihe Washington helm for the third time, has guided the Nats to nine victories in ther last 12 starts and to within a game and a half of the leagiiG-lenrl- \\\g Yanks. Biicky, fired by the Yanks after leading them to the pennant In 1947 and third in 1948, inherited a last place ball club :tflcr .spending 1949 at San Diego hi ihe Pacific Coa.>t League. During the spring the experts didn't rate the Senators much chance of Improving their position. nut Harris, with a Ions managerial record that includes tenures with the Boston lied Sox, Detroit Titters and Phitadolphfn Phillies besides New York and Washington, said, "I've never finished last—nnd I don't Intend to sinrt now. "Give me .some pitchers to go with Ray Scarborough nnd we will surprise a lot of pnonle " Hudson Hflps Well. Bnchv i.s KOltiim the heln Hudson who won only eight game:-; and lost 17 last year. The 32-year-old righthander, who pitched side arm last year but who now is pitching in his customary overhand fashion, turned in his fourth victory yesterday as Washington downed Chicago. 7-3. lie aided his cause with a triple in the sixth. The Boston Hed Sox knocked Detroit out of n first place tie with the Yanks by outslijgging the Tigers, 13-12. in a wild game at Detroit. The Yanks and St. Louis Browns had an open date. The Red Sox piled up an Il-l lend, thanks to a .seven-run barrage .in the fourth inning, but the T ens came back with six In their half of the fourth and nearly null- ed .the game out In the ninth, Detroit had runners on first and third, two runs in and only one out in the last Inning but Joe Dobson , buckled down. He got George Keil to lift a short fly to right and then picked up n Vic We-rtz's smash off first baseman Walt Dropo's glove and threw him out to end the pntnc. Kell drove In five runs for Detroit. Trvln Hot 7.1ie Cleveland Indians shaded the Philadelphia Athletics, 4-3, winning In the ninth when Lou Brtssie walked Bob Kennedy with the bases loaded, The roof (ell in on the St. Louis Cardinals, who piled up an 8-0 lead over Brooklyn in the first six innings and then went on lo blow a nightmarish 9-8 decision at Eobets Field. The Dodgers woh with four runs In the eighth and live in the ninth. Four of the ninth inning tallies were pure gilts from Cardinal third baseman Tommy Glaviano. who committed three straight, errors. Jim Russell and Jnckie Robinson douWetl to start tlic ninth. Furillo popped out but Gil Hodges beat out a hit. and Duke Snider walked to load the bases. Glaviano then made hfs three mlscues. The New York Giants trounced the Chicago Cubs, 10-4, in a game called after six Innings because of rain. Rookie Monte Trvln drove In five runs with R grand slam homer and single. Scheduled games between Pittsburgh and Boston and Cincinnati and Philadelphia were postponed because of rain, . Arkansas Sportettcs Sherm Lollar Appears Headed for Big Year By CARL BKM, I ATT 1. E HO C K, May Dirty Sox Take 22-llBWTilt Courier News' Dirty Snx moved into a first place tie with Godwin for Bay window Softball leadership yesterday by taking a 22-11 tilt from Applcbaum's Whales at Little Park. A seven-hit, seven-run last inning iced the garni, for the Sox. Ciark. Hays and Francis homered for the Sox. Bear and Stearns collected triples to ivid the Whales* cause. Shellon hurled for the whales and gave up 17 hits. The Whales touched Dirty Soxcrs Smith and Clark for ten safeties. A slow-motion triple play in the third inning on the part of the Snx featured defensive chores. Ark-Mo will play Burnett at Little Park Monday. Sherman hollar, the Kayettevlllc boy who's been shoved around the bis leagues n lot for the time hc'.s been up there. is well on his way to a great season. Slierm—t),c newspapers like Lo shorten name.-; like that—broke into the upper strata with Cleveland Ijite in the 1946 season and served scars before bring traded to the St. Ifliris Browns. Now. playing with the Browns it- .seEf is no tremendous distinction. But the svay Lollar is playing at present is really something. At last firmly installed as a regular catcher with tlic opportunity to play cvrjry day instead of piecemeal, he is flailing the daylights out of Ihe ball. The last published averages showed him with a .341 nmce mark, the best of his career except for a .364 at Baltimore in 1945. His hits include five home runs. Perhaps Slicrm's best day was Wednesday when he drove In five runs with three hits in five trips- one blow being a grand slam homer. That performance was wasted as far as the Browns were concerned, for tliey lost to the Yankees anyway. But it enabled Lollar to climb into a tie with Ken Wood, the spectacular young outfielder, for the lead in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat's Browulc "Star of the Game" contest. It also might have made Ihe Yanks a bit sorry that they traded off the young Arkansan. Little's Trav Rock's Travelers seldom set [lie advantage of both of their top hitters Ken Humphrey and Pat miserly. Manager Jack SalUgaver lias been alternating them at the same position, center field. Arkansas sports are going to miss the constant presence of Dr. Paul Gallcwny. ll.'e Little Rock Methodist minister, formerly of I^iyetteville. who is being transferred to Tulsa. lie seldom missed a major athletic event in the Wonder State, often helping out as announcer for the public address system. And you generally could, find him on sonic practice field late in the afternoon —enjoying tl:at just as much ns though he were seeing a bowl game. But Dr. Galloway says he's leaving hit heart, athletically speaking, in Arkansas. "I told them when I took that Tulsa appointment that I'm still going to root for the Razorbacks," he said. Stair Dickering Arkansas State College is dickering for n 1950 football game with Fresno Slate of California. Duke Jacobs, former Arkansas assistant, now is Fresno's head coach. Ifnrlon Dillon, the Mayflower High School pitcher who hurled a no-liittcr and struck out 20 the other day, had better bake a cake. The scouts arc likely to be coining. Or. if he's like a lot of other young prospects, he'll open a bank account. Keriazakos Looks Like Good Investment Even at $67,000 Major League Leaders By The Associated Press National League Bnttin — Mlisinl. St. Louis, .459; Sister. Philadelphia,' .372. '• nuns' — .Jones, Philadelphia. 25; f'fiilndclplifa and Jetliroe, Boston 23. Rims batted in Bnnis. Philadelphia. 26; Jones. Philadelphia. 24. Hits Musial, St. Louis, 39; Jethrue. Boston. 36. Doubles — Musial, St. Louis, 13; Robinson. Brooklyn. 11. Triples — Kerr and Jcthroc, Boston. 3. Home runs — Gordon, Boston. 8; Kiner, Pittsburgh and Jones Philadelphia, 7. Stolen bases .- Reese, Brooklyn. 5; Jethroe. Boston, 4. Strikeouts — Roberts, Philadelphia. 35; Spahn, Boston. 30. Pitching — Hush. Chicago, -1-0 1.000; Werle, pitlsbmgh, 3-0, 1.000. American l.fagne Batting — Doby, Cleveland. .385; Lehner, Philadelphia. Stewart. \va- shinuton, Mopes, New York. .308. Runs — DiMapgio, Boston. 27; Williams, and Pesky, Boston 26. Hits — Stephens. Boston. 38; DiMaggio, Boston, 37. Doubles — Zarllla and Stephens, Boston, Wcrti, and Kryhosld, Detroit and Berra, New York, 8. Triples _ Hcnrir.h, New York. 5; Dnerr, Boston and Rosen, Cleveland, 8. Stolen bases — Dlllinger, Philadelphia, 4; Adams. Chicago and Upon. Detroit 3. Strikeouts — t^emon. Cleveland. 2C: Reynolds. New York and Trucks, Detroit. 27. Pitching — Parnel. Boston, 4-1 .800; Trucks. Dctoil, Reynolds. New York. McOermott, Boston, Shanlz, Ky lilt Associated Press Conslantlne (Gus) Keriazakos, who In 18 years has grown six feet four inches tall, required $G7,000 of Chicago White Sox cash before promising to pilch. Now working on lend lease for the Memphis Chicks, the Southern Association proving ground of the White Sox Gus jjave a performance Thursday night that made him look like a good investment. He pitched a four-hitter and won his second shutout in n a row, a 6-0 decision over Chattanooga. He struck out seven. for 11 innings Atlanta and New Orleans blasttd at each other— the Pelicans getting 18 hits and Atlanta 19. ^>!ew Orleans appeared the winner m tlic llth when a run scored, but Atlanta came back with two to Unkc the game, 12-11. The Crackers' Ebba St. Claire got six hits in six times at bat to knock Ins average past .380. He has hit nine consecutive times. He scored twice, once with the winning run and batted in three runs, one of them the tying tally. General Manager Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox watched his farm hands in Birmingham lose to Miftilc. 1-0. One thing Cronin missed was Mobile in short pants. The Bears went back to their knickers because the night "was a bit too chilly." Jim Romano pitched three-hit .baseball for Mobile while Boo Ferris. once Boston's prize rookie, lost on an eight-hitter. Little Rock was far along toward winning two games in succession for the first time this season. Hut Nashville knocked Hint nonsense out of the Trnvs' heads with eight runs in the. ninth inning to win, 11-1. Art McConnell, usually very accurate, walked four batters, tilt another and gave up two hits in the roughhouse Philadelphia, and Wynn, Cleveland 3-1 .750. If you IIUM-II*! (aslr-il "Ornni" laloly, you've mi.-si'il n iloiihlc-rirli rxpnicnrr! It's now Mnnotlior, ini'llimrr, yi'l limrllfr lliuti cM'f! Try tlic grc«lc.»»ri-cain of Kentucky ol all lime! KENTUCKY WHISKKY-A BLEND. 86 |>rm>f. -,0% grain nrulnil ^.irils. Sclicn1<>, Uist. l,, c ., F.anUorl, SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta Mobile . ...., Memphis . . Blrmlngnam . New Orleans Nashville , . Chattanooga Little Rock , W 21 21 . 20 19 16 13 15 Philnclelpliia lirooklyn . SI. Louis . lioston . .. Chicago . . Pittsburgh . New York . Cincinnati . CVAT1ONA1> LEAGUE W I, 16 9 15 ,9 13 12 13 12 11 II 13 13 Pet. .656 .636 .606 .576 ,533 .433 .428 .125 Pel. .CIO :625 .520 520 .500 .500 .400 .261 AMERICAN JJ-AGUE New York . Detroit . ... Boston . Washington Cleveland Philadelphia St. Lonis . . Chicago . ,. ...... IB ...... 14 I, Pet. 8 .567 8 .636 19 11. .033 15 10 .000 13 11 .542 3 16 ,3SQ 5 15 .250 5 17 .227 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Mobile 1, Birmingham 0 Nashville 11, Little Rock 7 Memphis 6, Chattanooga 0 Atlanta 12. New Orleans II (11 innings) National League Brooklyn 9, St. Louis 8 New York 10. Chicago 4 (called end six innings, rain) Pittsburgh al Boston, postponed rain Cincinnati at Philadelphia, postponed rain Rain Again Halts City League Ploy Rain — Demists of City Softball League play throughout-the Spring —did it again lust night. The two contests scheduled to be >laycd nt the Walker Park diamond ast night were canceled. Blylheville Motor was to meet, Wade Lee Cotton Company ami Ark- Mo was to face Sullivan-Nelson J. P. Garrott. Blylheville Y direc- or, said the games,'will be played at the park tonight—weather permitting. American league Boston 13, Detroit 12 Cleveland 4, Philadelphia 3 Washington 7, Chicago 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games Southern Association Chatlancnga at Memphis Mobile at Birmingham Nashville at Little Rock New Orleans at Atlanta National League Cincinnati at New York, night Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, night Chicago at Philadelphia, night St. Louis Rt Boston, night American League Philadelphia at Detroit New York at Chicago Boston at Cleveland Washington at St. Louis, night Boredom Catches Thief LOS ANOELES : — tlTi— As officers James Appcl and Prank Dijor ell it. they captured this thcif because they were just plain bored. Cruising along at night In a patrol car they spotted a lone pedestrian. They tailed the man. WTicn he nrned into a home, they question- Sports Roundup HUGH KUU.KRTON JR. NEW YORK, May 19. (AP)—Mr. Inside (the niid-waslern member of that konw-it-all family) sends word that Notre Dame is In wrong with the other football-playing colleges for "Jumping the gun" In .signing a television contract. At a recent Chicago meeting/ he fays, some of the other schools read the riot act and insisted the contract should lie cancelled. . •. h'ow that came about isn't explained Only official NCAA action on the subject last winter was to recommend that no contracts be signed beyond the 1950-51 season. . . Of course. If Mr. Iiulde'.i figure, »200,000, Li correct, the Irish could afford to build a modern alr-condl- tioncd and stay in it quite comfortably. They're not having any schedule troubles, , . Incidentally, Mr. I. reports, the chief spokesman against TV was Prite Crisler, who can pack 97.000 Into Michigan Stadium, anyway. Pritz was thinking more about the little colleges and high schools. Observation Post Jack Weitiheimer, former NYU football coach, will receive the Alumni Meritorious Service award this year. . . He probably should Ret the Purple Heart, loo. , . Tiberio iMitri, the Italian middleweight, sas his hobb is basketball, which he learned from American: occupation troops. . . No doubt the offered to give him a • few points. Shorts and shells Taking a hint (maybe) from the Red Sox, the Southwest Conference has proposed that football eoaches bar newspapermen from their dressing rooms after game.? until a half-hour "cooling off" period has elapsed. A lot ol the coaches will ignore the suggestion. . , Bob Searle.s. former Dartmouth ski captain, now demonstrates a different use for lumber as Vermont freshman baseball coach. Bob's team has four boys with ins same name—Davis. Lynn is a pitcher, Frank first baseman, Tom shortstop and Dick an outfielder. . . Auburn's Whitey Overton could break the Southeastern Conference mile and two-mile records tomorrow anil lose both races. Whitey can beat the marks—1:16.3 and 9:35—which have stood since 1937, but Florida's Hugo Nutini has run a 4:12.9 mile this spring and Tcnnersce's Tom Scott is credited with 9:22 for'two miles. Whole Clolh Mushky Jackson, phoning about a fighter who appeared briefly at Si. Nick's the other night: "His name is Bert Linam— L-I-N-A-M— like the stuff they make SHOITS out of." Dots All, Brothers George Selkirk, manager of the Binsliamton, N. Y.. Triplets in the Yankee chain, has the responsibility of developing three bonus players worth more than $100,000. That's n'hat Jim Brideu'eser, Hugh Bad- cliff and Lou Berberet received for signing. . . Lewis Paul, a halfback recently acquired b the Detroit Lions, spends the off season as a cop in Grand Rapids. Mich. . . Presumably, every time the whistle blows, he'll holler: "Where d'ya thing ya going? lo a fire?" cd him. They found more than Sl.aOO in the man's possession. The bewildered thief admitted robbing a cafe but couldn't understand how the cops .got wls: to him. ^""fr^^T^Tr-^S^^^sfr^-r^::; For lower-cost general-purpose hauling— NEW INTERNATIONAL L-180 Series TRUCKS • Comfo-Vision G.b-"roomiBt cab on the ro.d". • Silver Diamond v>lvc-iit.hca,i engine proved fc* power and cconomr • Rugged -(-speed Synchro-shift Ir.njmission • 5inglc-rcJ,.c<io n or 2- S [>«d hypoU-gcar rear «lcs for Jong, uouhlc-frec performance • Fascer-stoppinp Pra.nop brakes; easicr-ridi,,,, Cradle-action springs • Steel-flex fram« hull, lo take h«vy load, , n d rough roads • 37' turning angle, shorter wheclWs for greater , maneuverability ° J 31 2 South 2nd Phone 6863 INTEWWT10MAI } TRUOS Wakefield Rumored to National League NEW YORK, May 19. fielder Dick Wakefield, center of a controversy that twice went to the commissioner's office, probably will wind up playing in the National League. There were strong iiints today that the 29-year-old prodigal would be waived out, of the American League and snatched up by & club in Ihe older circuit which needs and can afford a $17,100-'a-year fly- chaser. The Yankees put Wakefleld back on the pay roll yesterday but told him to sit ilhgt at his An''Arbor, Mich., home until he had further word where he's going. "The Yankees do not want Wake- field," Arthur (Eed) Patterson, club secretary, said in announcing the player's reinstatement. "He will not- be asked to return." Wakeftelrl PUcid Wakefleld accepted the news placidly, with on)y mild hints .of his earlier threats to quit tlic game because lie may not be wanted. "I don't know what they're planning now," he said. "As far as I am concerned I still will consider playing only for a major league club. II the white Sox were Interested In me some other Hub In the majors might be, too." Wakeficlrt watched the Boston Red Sox outlast the Tigers, his former teammates, In a wiJd-13-12 game at Detroit. He said h< hunt swung a bat in three weeks. Tlic Yankees announced they hid reinstated the balking outfielder "pretty much on our own" although they' had discussed the matter with Commissioner A. B. Chandler. . They said they didn't pay him a penny for the 19 days he was on the suspended llsl. The Yankees suspended Wakefield because he failed to report to the Chicago White Sox after being traded to that club for cash and Outfielder Johnny Ostrowskl. Wakefleld. baseball's o r i g I; "bonus baby." refused to Joln : '| White Sox unless they agr pay him $22,500. a salary he drew last year with Detroit. Sawyer Says He Will Perform Juggling Act with Mound Corps PHILADELPHIA, May 19. (/P5 _«. Manager Eddie Sawyer of the Philadelphia Phillies has decided to become a juggler—with his pitches that Is. The Juggling. Sawyer said today in discussing his Immediate plans for his well-tocked mornd staff, iieaus this: Only two pitchers will be used ic regular intervals—his two young ices, Ftobim Roberts and Curt Sim- nous. The rest of the Phils' nurl- ers get the nod when the situation calls for their particular talents. In the case of Roberts anrj Simnons, Saywcr has plenty of reason 'or wanting to employ the youngsters often. Roberts has one of the jest records In the National League his season with five wins and one loss. Simmons--who is celebrating His 21st birthday today—has won four whfle dropping one decision. "This year," Sawyer said, "we have a unique situation in the National League—one that has not come up for a long time. So many teams are preponderantly left or ri^htliEinded hitting clubs." "Take the Cardinals, for instance. Their strength is entr ely in (heir southpaw batters. A left liander should have easy picking against that outfit. On the other hand, the Chicago Cubs, with Andy Pafko and Hank Sailer swinging big bats, are a powerful righthunded hitting team. "Such a club should be easy for .such pitchers as Robert Miller. Russ Meyer, Hank Borowy, Dubba Church and of course, Roberts. The New York Giants should be another soft touch for a righthand- er." The Phils' manager said that he feels if he used four or five starting pitchers and let file rest of Ins 11-nian mound staff sit around, the boys would go stale. Under his present plan, however, none of the Phillies' hurlers will know when he might be called on to take over. "I have II pitchers now who I consider good starters," said Sawyer. "It isn't good baseball to allow them to.go stale on the bench. That's why I am going to juggle my hurlers, pick the spots for them. "I feel like Joe McCarthy does. I'd rather have eight or nine 12- game winners than one or two 20- game winners." Mathematically, you can't pick an argument with that viewpoint. Unknown, Entered by Wife, Tied for Western Open Lead lly I'KTE ARTHUR LOS ANGELES. May 19. (AP) — The 17th Western Open golf tournament shapes up today about as expected, with top golfers In the key spots and the usual unknowns giving them an argument—at least for one round. For example, at 69,t\vo under par, Ls Sam Snead. the West Virginian. That's just about what everyone expected, since Sam Li the bluest nnme entered now that Ben Hogari Is bedded with the flu. But every tourney has .its dark- end of the first round. Jack Gage This one'has two, as of the of f/os Angeles Is a slight, dark swinger who has been in and out of tiie nione yin professional tournaments snice he won the Cail- foria Amp.teur n years ngo. Ewing Richardson, on the other hand, is the first day glamor boy. He's a handsome fellow who formerly \va.> asslstnat to Jimmy De- marct, the Houston fashion plaie. liurroivcil Clubs Richarusn spent last week end at Monterey, in Northern California. I'.e played a little golf, as golfers will, then came home. He WHS greeted, as most of us are, by a wife. This wife, however, was different. She informed him she had entered him in the Western Open. He borrowed his wife's irons, driver from the operator of a driving range, a putter from a friend, a bag from another friend, and teed off. From there on, everything went right. He got off beautiful drives, his woods were down the middle, he chipped neatly when necessary, canned putts with the best of them. And, hours ahead of Snead and Gage, carded his 69. Snead, meanwhile, was pitted against Ellsworth Vines, a topflight golfer and ex-tennis champ, find Pay Coleman, home pro at BrcntH'ood Country Club, site of the tourney. Snead played them Into the ground. His putter was doing well, for him. Except on the 581-yard seventh, where he almost sot an eagle. His wood was seven feet be- S'ond the pin, but he missed. Even so. he took a birdie four. Elsewhere on the 6802-yard course, he was dropping putts from as far as 10 feet out. SfatiSR KBTM Starting a( 9:45 a.m. INDIANAPOLIS 500-Mile Race BROADCAST IIOUCHT TO YOU IT JOHN MILE! MILLER GO. Blytheville, Ark. Your Auto-Lite Distributor WANTED! WE WANT TO BUY YOUR Highest Prices Paid Since The War! Due to the limited supply of new Oldsmobiles that we have received, we're short of the usual trade-in ears. And we've got to have clean, late model automobiles on our used car lot. That's why we're making this special offer. So if you need some cash in a hurry, bring in your car now and get the biggest cash price since the war. But don't delay . . . come in tomorrow. WE'LL PAY YOU CASH ON THE SPOT HORNER-WILSON MOTOR CO. 309 East Main Phone 2056

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