The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 28, 1954
Page 11
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{AM.) COTOBJ PAGE Oriole Situation Calls for Fast "Work on Part of Front Office Long Hits Pay but unknowing club president, season's outset, more customer They're Mild Success, ' But Fans Want Better Club By HARRY GRAYSON N'EA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The latest game around the major leagues is a sort of musical chairs affair. You guess the city to which certain major league franchises are to be moved. From a baseball writer's viewpoint, it is a dangerous game. If you happen to be letting the summer dawdle away by covering one of these teams and your guess turns out correctly — the club does pull out and move elsewhere — the prize is no bargain. Your.editor usually asks you to go to work. .... _____ __•, While all ftiie moving around is being done in expert minds, we'd rather use the time to take a second look at Baltimore. * * * THE AMERICAN LEAGUE'S :irst franchise change in modern times has had: over half a season to make some headway in the eastern ity and, from t h,e record must be termed a mild success. To begin with. Jimmy Dykes', club has drawn 661,746 customers • through the gates during 34 home dates.. Jimmy Dykes This is considerably less than ;he enthusiastic, Harence Miles, called for at the But it is many than the club drew when they were the St. Louis Browns last season As things now stand, the Orioles should go above the million mark in the remaining home dates. That is solid profit, when you consider the team they have fielded. It is strictly last place stock this group of nondescripts Dykes is handling. But Baltimore fan; were told to gird themselves for something like this and the atten dance figures seem to indicate the people are going to go along with the club — for a time, anyway. The suspicion persists, however that if General Manager Arthur Ehler sits tight and follows his old conservative ways, the Baltimore franchise will fee a very active af fair, It will move as fast as a gu: trying to beat the landlord out o a month's rent. * * * THE WOLVES HAVE started ti howl in the Maryland city already But, as is the usual in baseball, they howl for the manager. Cigar- smoking Dykes is definitely under pressure .at this writing. Ehlers, informants say, has made up his mind to stick with Jimmy. The future, however, is in Ehlers' hands. A solid front office player-getting job would insure a healthy Baltimore franchise for a long time. This is a mandatory affair. The Orioles cannot sit tight. Some artful trading, plus judicious farm system handling must be brought into play quickly in order to keep the Oriole fans — and their money — in tow. Marty Manon, who handled this same club in St. Louis last year, said it would be a five-year proposition to rebuild the team. The old Mr. Shortstop better be wrong on this one. It is a lead-pipe cinch Baltimore won't wait five years for a respectable club. AT THE SEASON'S outset, Bob Turley and Don Larsen were the big Oriole hopes. The two strapping pitchers looked like winners with anybody's ball club. But Tur- PROMOTION — Terry Moore, j the one-time Cardinal outfield-j •er. jumped f-rom his scouting job! to manager of the Phillies, sue-! ••ceediriE Steve O'Neill. (NEA) ; Dove Season Opens Sept. 15 WASHINGTON. July 27 (JP1 — Secretary of the Interior McKay today announced hunting rules for doves, rails and gallinules in Arkansas and other states. For Arkansas, mourning or turtle doves may be hunted from Sept. 15 to Oct. 24, noon to sunset with a bag limit of eight. McKay set the daily bag and possession limit for rails and gallinules in Arkansas at 15. The may be shot Sept. 15 to Nov one-half hour before sunrise sunset. to Holes in One? They're Easy PITTSBURGH GP) — The closest Bill Lkider ever came to a game of golf was a couple of visits to a local driving range. Yesterday he agreed to accom pany some friends to a nearby course to see what it would be like to play an actual round. On the 140-yard third hole, he selected a No. 8 iron and took his cut — for a hole in one. S1TDOWN STRIKE—Salemaker, Tom Field up, is doing it the hard wav after clearing a hurdle in a mile-and-a-half race at Monmouth Park, Oceanport, N. J. Perhaps it is too hot to run, but Salemaker regained his footing and continued. Curly Joe, A P. Smithwick in the irons, went on to win. (^ Trabert Liked At Meadow International Field Is on Hand for Event SOUTHAMPTON, N. Y. I?)—The 65th Meadow'Club Invitation Tennis Tournament starts today with Cincinnati's Tony Trabert heading an international field of 48 performers. Trabert, America's top-ranked amateur, will be making his first grass court appearance since bowing at Wimbledon last month. He is favored to win. The power-stroking Trabert will be swinging against a domestic draw which includes Bernard Bartzen of San Angelo, Tex., conqueror of Trabert in the National Clay Court Championships recently. A left-hander, Bartzen also will be making his season's debut on grass . Gardnar Mulloy, ranked fourth nationally, also is entered. So are Billy Talbert, U S. Davis Cup captain in the Challenge Round against Australia last winter, and Eddie Moylan, reinstated to amateur status . this year after two years of forced inactivity, because of his sporting goods connections. OSCEOLA — Osceola's Little- Leaguers came through with an extra-inninig win over previously undefeated Parkin-6-5 here yesterday. Donald Spencer singled with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to drive in the winning tally. The win gives Osceola, second in Northeast ^ Arkansas Little League, a 15-2 record while Parkin is 15-1. Osceola takes on Tyronza here at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Bead Courier News Classified Ads. ley and his fast ball became completely unnerved by a flood of publicity and advice. It will take some smart handling to straighten this lad out. Larsen is another case, however. He had only a 2-10 record by mid- July and those close to the Oriole situation contend he was the first guy in town to give up on the club. Baltimore would howl if Ehlers traded either or both of these players, unless he received a couple of Stan Musials in return. As an alternative, the Birds' boss can look to his San Antonio farm, which is leading the tough Texas League. Pat Quintana. a shortstop, is the big man down there, and they are calling him the league's best short- fielder since Vern Stephens. This includes Chico Carrasquel, so Quintana might be a welcome change next year. * * * ONCE PAST QUINTANA, Johnny Dal ton, a .300 hitting second sacker with Anderson. Ind.. and San Antonio hurlers Ryne Duren and Charley Locke appear the only solid prospects in the minors. Baltimore 'ias gotten by this year. But the big job begins the day the season ends. That's when Ehlers must start to get Dykes seme players. Either that, or call a moving man. Dick Wilkins, new offensive end for the New York football Giants, owns a lumber company in his native Eugene, Oregon. Winners Bunch Big Blows to Take 8-1 Win over Shrine TODAY'S SCHEDULE Kiwanis at Botanr Club: 5:10 p.m. By J- P. FRIEND Rapping Bay Odle hard in three big innings, the Jaycees piled up enough to defeat the Shrine Club, 8-1. yesterday. Winning their second consecutive Little League victory, longest streak in two seasons, the Jaycees stole a page from the Murderers Row of a few years back. They were able to collect just a half dozen safeties but four went for extra bases and at the most opportune time — with ducks on the pond, Charles Cobb, sorrel topped first baseman, led the sluggers with a pair of doubles that accounted for two runs. Barry Ball chipped in with a timely triple, while Sonny Elledge's home run came behind a base on balls that highlighted the five-run second. While his mates were getting him a working margin early, Jimmy Marshall showed his appreciation by holding the Shriners to four blows, an but one — a double by Larry Whittle — singles. He should have chalked up a shutout but a double error enabled Phil McDermott to break through with a tally in the fourth Jimmy fanned five and didn't pass a batter. Walks Hurt Odle, on tne otner nand, whiffed six but spoiled his fine work with five walks, three eventually scoring — more than enough to beat him. Elledge worked Ray for an Annie Oakley in the Jaycees' first time at bat and gave them a running start by scoring on Cobb's first two bagger. They unloaded all barrels at the tall Shrine fliriger in the next time around, sending nine batsmen to the plate. Marshall started it wrongly by watching a third strike whip over without an effort to do something about it. John Cherry was safe on Jessie Taylor's bobble. Carson walked but Bill Gourley fanned. Elledge contributed a home run. Freddy White lived on Bob Dallas' miscue, only to have Ball come through with his rousing triple, followed by Cobb's second double. Even with six runs and Marshall easily the master out on the hill, the Jaycees still had some more socks left. They got them out of their sys- McPherson 9 gives it the old grade school try, but barely mfcJJJ ,, younls?e?is plrticipatiBg in the high jump m a junior m*« m ** Minnesota Stadium in Minneapolis. (NEA) tern, in the third and netted two more runs. Cherry gained first base on Dallas' error and Carson strolled. Pinchhitter Duncan dropped a j humpback single over first to fill) the 'bases. Elledge Went down' swinging but White' one bagger brought in two. SHRINE CLUB H PO A AB Whittle, If 3 Taylor, 2b 3 Pugh, 3b ....... 3 Bob Lovelace, ss 3 Dallas, lb 3 Garner, rf-p — 3 Skelton, cf 1 Lambert, cf .... 1 Stiles, cf 1 McDermott, c .. 2 Odle, p-cf 2 25 JAXCEES AB R H PO A Elledge', 3b 3 White, c 4 Ball, ss 2 Cobb, lb 3 Wicker, If-rf 3 Marshall, p .2 Cherry, cf 2 Storey, cf 1 hit — Ball. Two base hits — Cobb 2, Whittle. Stolen bases— Elledge, McDermott. Base on balls — off Odle 5 Strikeouts. — Marshall 5, Odle 6, Garner 2. Hits — off Odle, 6 with 8 runs in 4V 3 innings; Garner, none in 2/3. 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