The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1952 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 5, 1952
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, KAY B, IWt •LTTHBTTtLl (ARK.) OOTTUBBH FACE SEVEN Ex-Yankees Adding New Life To Washington's Senators it* .158 10 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pel OB Boston, 12 4 .750 . • Cleveland 11 7 .611 2 Washington 8 1 .533 3!' 2 I St. Louis 9 8 .528 3'. j I New York 8 8 .580 4 Chicago ' 1 10 .412 5' 2 Philadelphia 6 0 .400 51 I Detroit 4 12 .250 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. I New Orleans I Chattanooga I Atlanta • (Nashville I Little Rock I Birmingham 17 14 13 10 9 10 a 10 11 12 12 H 13 .654 .583 .542 .455 .429 .411 .217 Nats Move Into Third Place With Twin Win; Cards Split Br JOE KEICHI.ER Ap SpnrU Writer Yesterday's Yankees are painting a brighter future for today's Washington Senators. National League I New York 8-3 Chicago 0-1 I Washington 2-15 St. Louis 1-7 1 Philadelphia 10-6 Detroit 6-5 (Cleveland 9 Boston 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE I Brooklyn 6 Pittsburgh 0 (New York 6 Chicago 3 (10 innings) |Bt. Louis 4-1 Boston 3-5 [Cincinnati 5-8 Philadelphia 4-7 lESTERDAY'S RESULTS Sonthtrn Association New Orleans 6-3, Atlanta 0-6 Nashville 3-8, Memphis 0-3 Birmingham 7, Mobile 6 Chattanooga 8-8, Little Rock 6-11 TODAY'S GAMES National League Brooklyn at-Pittsburgh New York at Chicago Boston at St. Louis (night) (Only games scheduled) American League St. Louis at Washintgon I ^Cleveland at Boston IH^bnly games scheduled Southern Association Night Games Chattanooga' at Memphis Nashville at Little Hoclc New Orleans at Atlanta Mobile at Birmingham A near - unanimous pre - season pick for the American League cellar. Bueky Harris's Senators are right in the thick of the battle for the lead with Boston and Cleveland, thanks to a quartet of ex- Yankees. All four former New Yorkers played vital roles in Washington's sweep of a dollbleheader from the skidding St. Louis Browns that boosted the NaU into third place, 3'i lengths behind the pace-setting Boston Red Sox. Outfielders Archie Wilson and Jackie Jensen, two of the four players acquired by Washington in Saturday's six-man trade with the Yankees, made auspicious debuts, pounding out nine hits between them as the Nats tripped the Browns, 2-1 and 13-7. Th-» 28-year-old Wilson scored both Washington runs in the first game as Bob Porterfield, another ex-Yankee, edged Tommy Byrne in a pitching duel. Porterfield, who came to Washington in another big ansaction with tye Yankees Inst une, limited the Browns to six ts. Tom Ferrick. who came along the same deal, was credited ith the second game victory. Hopes for More Harris, who himself is a former ^nkee, having managed them in 47 and '4S t hopes to get still ore dividends from his latest ap with the Yankees tonight hen righthander Frank (Spec) lea makes his first start against Browns. Shea and infielder erry Snyder were obtained, along ith Wilson and Jensen, in the eal that sent outfielder Irv Noren ud infielder Tommy Upton to the ankees. Upton was immediately hipped to Kansas City. The Yankees were happy about 16 trade too b e c a ll s e Noren hipped in with a pair of vital hits s they took two from the Chicago Vhite Sox. 8-0 and 3-1. Tom Moran blanked the Sox for eight in- 'ngs before retiring due to a lorn Major League Leaders By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING — Lowrey, St. Louis |42+; Robinson, Brooklyn, .409 dwards, Cincinnati, .394' AUvell hicngo, .381; BaumhoUz, Chicago |362. RUNS BATTED IN — Kluszew Iki. Cincinnfiti, 24; Sauer, Chicago |l; Ryan, Philadelphia, Carnpanel Brooklyn and Baumholtz, Chi sro. 13. HOME RUNS— Pafko, Brooklyn Sauer, Chicago and Mathews bncton. 5; Jackson, Chicago, 4. W3LEN BASES — Jethroe, Bos Iorif4. PITCHING — Staiey, St. Loljls |-0, 1.000; Maglle, New York. 4-0 1.000; Roe, Brooklyn, Wehmeier Jinclnnati and Wilhelm, New York |-0, 1.000. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING — Niemsn. St, Louis 1*24; Coleman, New York. .405 llele, Chicago, .382; Rodrigue? fhicago, .377; Baker, Washington P10. , RUNS BATTED TO — Rosen fleveland, 17;-Dropo. Boston, 15 f'ertz, Detroit. 13; Lenhardt hronebery, Boston and Majesk fhiladolphla, 13. 1 HOME RUNS — Rosen, Clev. hnd, 7; Wertz. Detroit, 5. [STOLEN BASES — Rizzuto, Ne fork, Throneberry, Boston ar livera, St. Louis. 3. PITCHING — Henry, Boston an lain, St. Louts, 3-0. 1.000; Pa ell, Boston and Schelb, Phllade hia, 2-0, 1.000. ' ffcirrf tor Erskinc llCTTSBURGH W—When C Irsklne of the Brooklyn Dodge mmitted • wild pitch in yeste Vy's game against Pittsburgh, las his third fn three games. H made only one wild pitch uni ll.i teason. southpaw from Syracuse. al>l> scattered seven hlls In the nightcap, Cleveland's Indians climbed Into second place, coming from behind with a five-run seventh inning uprising to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 9-6. A double by Luke Eas and singles by Jim Fridley, Harr.\ Simpson and Bobby Aviia. high lighted the rally against Maurice McDermott and loser Ivan Delock Eddie Joost hit a pair ol homers in the first game and Hank Majeski j singled with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of the second to give Ihe Philadeliihia Athletics n sweep of the doubleheader with Detroit, 10-6 and 6-5. Bobby Shanlz won his third for the A's in the opener and Hal Nevrhouser was knocked out in his second Tiger start in the fifth inning of the nightcap. Giants Edge Cubs New York's Giants clung to their halt game lead over Brooklyn in the National League, vanquishing the Chicago Cubs in a 10-inning battle. 6-3. Doubles by pinch hitter Hank Thompson and Davey WiU- iams enabled rookie Hoyt Wilhelm to register his third victory in relief. Carl El'-skine registered his first major league shutout, pitching the Dodgers to a five-hit 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pine clutch hitting by first baseman Ted Kluszewski and spectacular relief pitching by Frank Smith helped, the Cincinnati Reds capture a pair of 5-4 and 8-7 decisions over the Philadelphia Phillies. Gerry Staley became the first pitcher to win five games as the St.Louis Cardinals divided a doubleheader with the Boston Braves. The .big R e d b i r d .righthander gained a 4-3 first game win although he needed help from Alpha Brazle. Home runs by Ham Jethroe and Ed Matthews clinched the second MONKEY SHINES—Bonzo, star chimpanzee of llic films, lines up alongside Frank Gidord. «.x- Southern California back, to show how many linemen look lo a ball-carrier. (NKA) Clouded Past Haunts Rivera But He's Determined to Stick By JOE REICHI.ER WASHINGTON <ff]— Watch Jim Rivera cavort around in the clubhouse, dash around on the diamond and play pranks on teammates in the p'ullmans and you get the Idea the St. Louis Brown's centerllclder doesn't have a care in the world. But sit rlown for a talk with this 30-year-old rookie and you discover him to be a serious-minded per- on. grateful for the opportunity to play in the big league, and determined to live down » clouded past. Rivera came up to the Ameri-* an League with a brilliant repu- Barons Edge By Mobile 7-6; Pels Win and Lose Nashville Deals Memphis Double Defeat; Pebs and LooScouts Divide By The Associated Press On occasion, the Ririningham Karons look more lik« Southern Association leaders than do the first place Mo- tiile Roars. ..- + Yesrrrrtay was one of those days. The BrvrMi.s hacked up Pitcher Al Bennett with nlr-tiBhl defensive work to eke out a 1 to 6 victory. In other !enf>uo ncllon, second place New Orleans divided » double fr-nliu'c with Atlanta, winning (lie opener 0 to 0 and losing Hie .second, C-3. Chattanooga defeated Little Rock in the first Rams 8-6 and dropped the second 11-8. Nashville Inflicted, a double de- fen t on lowly Memphis. 3-0 and 8-3. It was the ninth defeat in 10 games for the Clucks. Vols In Fifth Tho Vols' twin wim elevated Lange Captures Y's Track Meel Sweep of Relays Brings Victory in Kid's Week Event Making » clean sweep of the rein each weight class, Lance's nger nail. Bill Miller, rookie | game for the Braves. 5-1. Hill Gail King of Class? Must Face 2 Issues By KYLE VANCE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (tfV-Hill Gail's hopes of becoming king of the -year-olds seemed to hinge today on how well he can meet two up- :oming issues. Everybody agreed his perform- nc« tn winning Saturday's Ken- ucky Derby stamped him R steed if unusual promise, one that might walk away with the championship lonors, but before he can sit in he throne room of such former kings as Citation, Whrlaway, Count Fleet and Assault, he must: 1. Show Ihnt he can go the longer distances, such as the mile and one-half route of the Belmont Stakes later this spring? 2. Prove that he's master of other 3 - year - olds that weren't ready for the Derby, Including Tom Fool, Primate and Charlie McAdam. He left no doubt that he was master of the 15 that tried to run with him in the Derby. It was the ease with which he left them behind that had several observers along shed row at Churchill Downs singing his praise today. But even those who were sold most solidly on the newest name in Calumet Farm's great collection of thoroughbreds mused specula- lively on Hill Gail's determination to turn on the .speed the minute he's out of the starting gate. Couldn't KfUin Him Jockey Eddie Arcaro said he couldn't restrain the colt. He said he wanted another horse or two lo set the pace into the stretch, but that Hill Gail wouldn't have any part of Hannibal running in front of him. Arcaro let his horse ease into the lead about A half-mile from home. Speed horses rarely can save enough steam for the stretched-oul classics such as the mile and one- half Delmont, a quarter-mile longer than the Derby. But Hill Gail's time in the Derby Indicates he can run both fast and far. He missed the race record by a fifth of a second, touring the route in 2:04. 3-5. Whir la way, another Calumet speedster, set Ihc record in 1941. The strongest argument G: other horses were threatening serl ousty to overtake him. There's doubt that even Sub Fleet, the second finisher and fastest horse up the stretch, could have caugh him. ation Rogers Ho one of lo\\ Jtoi Hirer* of this colcrfut Bronx - b o r r. Puerto R 1 c a n; 'He's the only one I'd pay Uvo bucks to see play/' Up to now. big Jim, as he likes en be called, hasn't j lived up to this t r e m e n d o u s buildup. Except lor his blinding j spec d, Rivera ! hasn't looked any different front flush the form that earned him the ordinary rookie, He; nas yet, to the most valuable playev tag in the Pacific Coast League, on a .352 batting mark Rind figures In runs, hits, total runs batted in and stolen bases. Rivera, a cocky, confident bundle of nerves, shook off his slow get- awny with & shrug — "they've got me swinging at had pitches." To say that Rivera came up the hard way Is putting it mildly. Probably no other player has had such a rocky road to the majors. His appearance in a big league mi form was proceeded and followed by vicious rumors. Complaints were lodged, against the Browns lor hiring Jim because of his background that included a five-year term in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. St. Louis Owner Bill Veeck, as well as Commissioner Ford Frick, are well aware of River's background, Veeck'a reply to the complaints was: "I thought (hat in this country the idea is to give a fellow chance to straighten out." !"If the purpose is punishment, then Rivera already has been punished," said Frick. "If the purpose is for improvement, then this man has a greater chance to make good by being allowed to live others. Since Rivera has come into baseball his. conduct has been Is Best in League, Sewell Says of Fireman CINCINNATI liPl— The name of Frank Smith can't be found yet in the won and lost columns of the National League's 1952 pitching records, but manager Luke Sewoll of the Cincinnati Reds says: + "If thorn Is a beller relief pitcher tn the league. I want lo see htm." The six-foot, Ihree-inch Smith hasn't been marked wllh either a defeat or a victory but he has appeared in relief roles In eight of the Keds' first 18 garnes. On four occasions he. put the stopper to rallies by opposing teams that were TV Star, Champ On Wrestle Card Appearance of a Solithern champion find B Memphis television attraction will highlight the doubli main event program of the Amcri can Legion'. 1 ; wrestling bouts a Memorial Auditorium tonight. In the first of the two main event card Al Galento one of Mem- — ~..-~- „. , „ .,„,... phis', top wrestling attractions will j beyond question. If, In the future, take on Lester Welch in a 90-mtn- ute time limit best two of three faHs bout And in the second Henry Harrell, recognized as the Southern junior heavyweight champion, will m«?t Roy Welch, also tn a 90-minute time limit, best two of three falls bout. There will be no preliminary j found guilty and was sentenced Vn bouts on tonight's card. a court, martini to life imprison mcnl. Then successively this wn: reduced to 20 years, nine year, and seven years. He was parolei after five years. "I am innocent." insisted Rivera "But the court found me guilty." he shows he has not profited bj. his experience, this office will take action." Rivera got into trouble while in Ihe Army. The complainant ngains hiru \va.s the daughter of nn Arm> officer who herself was an officer The first charge against him was reduced to a lesser one. Rivera wa. Red Sox Leading Homer Out Put BOSTON W — The Boston Red Sox hold the American Lengue monopoly on home runs with bases loaded today. Rookie Faye Throne- Berry's grand slam, his second. In yesterday's game against Cleveland was the fourth in the American League this season — all Vjy Red Sox players. Walt Dropo and Don Lenhardt have the others. Babe Zaharias Wins Fresno Open with 226 FRESNO. Cnlif. «V— Babe Dlrt- ikson Zaharias, greatest of women olfers, added the 54 hole Fresno Open title to her collection and leaded [or Seattle today. There she naturally will be" the favorite to vin the third lap of the Cross -.'ountry Weathervane Classic. The Tampa. Pla., star, came ome in 33 Sunday to post 80-724—226 for the S5.000 event here. She won $1.175 and leads the tollr- ng PGA ladies In earnings this •ear with 55,563.25. Marilyn Smith, Wichita, Kan., shot 73-82-74—229 and second mrm- of $846. National Open Titlc- lolders Betsy Rawls of Austin, Tex., tied with Marlene Bauer of Sarasota, Pla., for third, with 230. They won $5B7.50 each. Tile lady pros contest the third eg of the 72-hole Weathervnne at he Brondmoor course, Seattle. Mrs. Zaharias leads by six strokes with 288. She won the first Inp at Miami and finished second at Houston. threatening to wipe out Redleg leads. Three times he stopped the foes without runs, but Cincinnati was behind and never could catch up. HB took a cutting April 20 but Ihe Reds eventually won. The big 24-year-old righthander, who specializes in a deceptive sidearm pitch, has allowed three runs and 10 hits in 10 1-3 innings but since that April 20 game he has permitied only four hlls and no runs in six appearances covering seven innings of work. (rack team won first place In the "Y" Grade school track meet held at Walker Park Saturday morning with a total of 57 points. Central edged Sudbury for second place .with 37 and Sudbury had 35 while Yarbro garnered 20. T-anRc captured only two firsts until Ihe relays but staved rlghl with the field by winning a fair share of second, third and fourth places. Billy Haney was high scorer of the meet with one first place. In the 85 pound class 50 yard a tie for the broad Jump a n d a third tn the high Jump. Hay Ward of Yarbro (95 pound class) and John Davis of Central were close behind with 10'/ 4 and 10^ points, respectively. Coach Bob Newman of Blythe- vllle High School, officiated "the meet. Result* BO-yard rtosh (85 Ins.) _ Hancy. Suclbury; iiranscum. Lange; Bratcher, Sudbury; Doyette, Cen-. tral. Broodjump (85 Ibs) — Bratcher, Sudbury; Haney. Sudbury; Terry. Central; and Hoyette, Central. Distance 6 ft. B in. Baseball throw (85. Ibs) — Wells' Lange; Jackson, Lange; Bunch. Yarbro; and Pugh. Central. 125 ft. 10 inches. Broad Jump (f>6 Ibs) — Ward, Yarbro; McMahan, Central; Worrell, Lange; and Tinker, Langa,. 8 ft. 1 ins. 50-yard-dash (95 Ibs) — Ward, Yarbro; Wldner. Lnngc; 7.ellner, Sudbury and Thrallkill, Surtbury. High jump (35 Ibs) — Worrell, Lange; Ross, I a n g e; Hanuy, Budbury; and Bratchcr, Sudbury. them to fifth place. Veleran Right- hander Pete Military was the victor In the first giime, spacing ten Chick blngles. Tho Travelers Btaged a wild fifth-inning rally to salvage th» final game from Chattanooga. The Lookouts were coasting with an 8-2 lend when everything went wrong In the fatal fifth, durlnj which Little Rock collected three singles, two doubles nnil five walks. Chattanooga rallied for thre» runs in the ninth lo win the opener. Don Grate drove in the tying ru» with a single and Henry DUohn- on's double added the clinchers. Harvey Zernia homered In both games for the Travelers. Manila Defeats Number Nine 4-3 MANILA—Manila's Jaycec.s pushed ocrosK n nm in (he 10th Inning here yosterdny to edge past Nmnbe: Williams Fills Stanley's Shoes CHICAGO [fi —Darey T"T1 J rnn. New York Qlnnt second bnscmaa Is proving a worthy iuoc«ixor t« Eddlo Elanky. William* has beem on baso In each of th« Giant** Inst 14 games, hitting safely t» has- handled G3 chance* without an error. Myers, Langs «nd Lanfe. Height: four feet. Bro&4 Jump (unlimited) — D»vl«, Central; Edwards, Yarbro; Wldner, Lange; and Myera, LtingQ. Distance' 13 ft. 1 inch. W ?M-4 dMh (unlimited) — D a v 11, Control) Bateman, Central; Fitzgerald, Lnnge; and Brown, Sudbury. 200 yard relay (85 Ibs) — Ling*, Central and Yarbro. 200 yard r»« lay (85 Ibs) — Langa, Budbwry, I Central and Yarbro. 200 yard r»- High Jump (unlimited! — Bate-[lay (unlimited) — Larige, Budbury, man, Central; Coalter, Sudbury; Central and Yarbro. Play Resumes For BWL Teams The Bay Window Softball League began the second week of Jt-i 195? season this afternoon with the Moose Lnrtpe playing Mead's Clothiers at Little Park. Piny in the lengue started last week with three games are also on the schedule lor this week. Tomorrow afternoon, Sullivan- Nelson plays American United Life and Wednesday afternoon 61 Implement Company meets the league's unsponsored team. Nine's Minors by a 4-3 count. Wayne Taylor went the full route for the Jaycccs, striking out four batters. STRAIGHT BRAND STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY THE tMIIKiN DlimilXG COMPANY, INC. • FEKIN. 111. 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