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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 2, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1954 Antonelli Could Clinch Pennant By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer Where would the Milwaukee Braves be today if they still had Johnny Antonelli? _ 4Jthou£h thev traded away-the young lefty who has turned out to the top winner m the majors with a gaudy 16-2 record, the slugging Braves are a positive factor in the -National League race. AH that hitting-, and Antonelli too. might very well have meant Chiefs Absorb Twin Lickings Invasion of Alabama Is Dimmed by Losses To RusseHville BlytheviUe's Chiefs, their usually good pitching getting a working over dropped a pair of games over a sure-fire pennant in Milwaukee this season. Of course, they may make it anyhow, the way they've been going*on their 10-game winning streak. 11 in a Kow for Johnny The Braves can't be criticized too harshly for they felt 'they needed long-distance power in the outfield and could afford to sacrifice a front-line pitcher. How did they know that Bobby Thomson would break his ankle in spring training and be lost for most of the season? rung season New York Giants roughed up Cin- wc. wu-w^v..* - *. o , cinnati 9-4 in the first game of a the weekend .when they journeyed j double-header. The Giants also won to Russeville, Ala. the second game 5-0 on Jim Saturday, the Chiefs lost a 9-7! Ream's six-hitter to pull 072 contest to the Alabamans and yesterday afternoon they absorbed a 4-3 licking, Manila's Joe Pierce hurled for the Chiefs on Sunday and limited the winners to seven hits. Ed Stemac, usually air tight on the hill, was reached for nine safeties in Saturday's contest. Ted Fisher .was the .hitting star for the Chiefs in both games, getting a homer and two doubles among his four knocks. Saturday, the Chiefs take on. Marked Tree at Fritz West- Park. Blytheville AB. R. H. O'Neal ss 5 2 2 Kfflett 3b 500 Bennett If 421 Fisher rf 4 2 2 Garner cf 511 Foster 2b 502 Davidson c 3 0 1 Ross Ib .- 401 (a)West- 000 Stemac p 4 4 4 (b)Pierce 100 games ahead of Brooklyn. Two Games, 38 Hits Milwaukee put the slug on Dodger pitching for their second 19-hit day in succession and a 14-6 romp, moving within four games of Brooklyn. Joe Adcock, who hit four homers Saturday at Brooklyn, was hit on the head by reliefer Clem Labine in the fourth inning after being knocked down by Russ Meyer earlier in the game. He was not seriously injured because he wore a metal protector inside his cap. The three top teams in the American League Cleveland, New York and Chicago — kept- in step by winning double-headers. Consequently, the end of the day found them in the same position, the Indians leading the Yankees by 2Vi> games and Chicago by seven. Cleveland knocked over Washington 3-1, for Early Wynn's 15th victory, and 5-4 on Hal Newhouser's decisive single. The Yanks had trouble in Baltimore but won 8-6 and 2-1, using a total of seven pitchers, including Eddie Lopat and Allie Reynolds in relief. Chi- from the feeble •5 and 12-1 with •inning No. 15 in the finale 420-Foot Double Ted Williams hit a single, a 420-foot double and his 18th homer in Boston's 10-8 victory over Detroit. Curt Simmons boosted the Phillies within half a game of the first division in the National with an 8-3 triumph over St. Louis. Richie Ashburn chipped in with two singles and a double as the Phils chased Ralph Beard and piled up a 7-1 early lead. Pittsburgh managed its first shutout of the year when Dick Littlefield blanked Chicago on three hits 2-0. The Cubs came back to win the second game 12-2. Dave Cole threw a two-hitter. Card Hitters Help But Five Starters Now Are Knocking Over .300 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals may be 15 1/2 games out of the National League lead but their starting lineup is enough to make any pitcher take notice. ^ Five of the starters are batting A M n •*•« P K f DS Rockv Castellan!, who meets Bobo Olson for the middleweight cr^wSrAuir^/srmles his way into the training camp ring with the aid of a flock of kids and Jack ' Kearns, who is helping manage him.for San Francisco bout (N£A) Wo//y UlrichSays He'llSpendThat Hard-Earned Cask on His Family By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — Smiling Wally Ulrich of Rochester, Minn., ha_d his first major golf tournament prize — S4.000 -— today and he knew £: just what -to do with the money." 40 7 10 (a) walked for Ross in 9th. (b) struck out for Stemac in 9th. RussellTille AB. R. H. Saint cf 4 Robinson 3b 4 Conners B. Ib 5 Riley 2b .... Stout If Self, c Ballent-ine ss Baker rf Conners J. p 34 9 9 Blvtheville 400 021 000—7 Russelville 030 210 12x—9 Blrtheville AB. R. H. O'Neal ss 4 0 KiHett 3b 4 0 BDnnett If 5 0 Fisher rf 3 1 Garner c , 5 1 Fester cf 4 1 West 2b 5 0 Davidson Ib 5 0 Pierce p -3 0 All Part of Game, Joe Adcock States By ED CORRIGAN BROOKLYN (AP) — "It's all part of the game, I guess/' Joe Adcock sighed before heading for Ebbets Field and another joust with the Brooklyn Dodgers. "I'm not mad at anybody." nothing more than a slight headache. The Braves won the game 14-6. Pelicans, Barons, Crax Knotted AH Three Tied Up for First Place In Southern Race Adcock was talking about his narrow escape yesterday when he •R-as beaned by Clem Labine. The 1 j slugging Milwaukee Braves' first 1 baseman, who broke a hatful of 0 records Saturday when he hit four home runs and a double, was carried from the field. practically unconscious after being hit. "Means Business" "When & fellow throws me high and 'tight, I don't mind/' Adcock continued. "I can duck that kind of pitch. But when he throws behind your head, I think he means business. But- what's there to be mad about? I'm just out there to make a living." The beaning almost precipitated Rujsellville Saint cf Robinson 3b Vandiver 2b Riley Ib ... Conners J. ss Self c Stout If Baker rf Conners B, o Blytheville Russell ville 38 AB. . 4 . 5 . 5 . 5 . 4 . 5 . 5 . 4 3 R. 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 H. 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1! a full-scale riot when charges and 0 i countercharges were hurled 1: tween the two teams. -I Labine, for his part, denied trying to hit Adcock. Helmet Helped Orleans swept a double- be- | header from Chattanooga 6-1 and ' 6-4, avenging a Saturday defeat by the Lookouts which nudged the Pels out of the Sr-'hern Association lead. Atlanta trimmed Little "I wasn't trying 10 hit him in j Rock 4-3 in 11 innings after three the head. That goes without say- i Crackers homered in the fifth inning, doesn't- it? I was only trying ing to equal a league record. 2 i to brush him back. Instead of twisting back, he actually ducked into Birmingham survived a late Memphis rally and ran its winning the pitch." j streak to nine games with an 8-6 Only the fact that he was wear- j decision over the Chicks. Mobile ing a "protective plastic helmet, the i blanked Nashville 1-0. • 41 4 7 OCO 032 000 1 — 3 000 000 200 2 — 4 type pioneered by Branch Rickey. kept Adcock from" being injured se- Little Rock, caught in the middle of the brawl for the league lead, Ulrich. former national intercollegiate champion and once second in the Canadian open, won the S2Q,- OGO Kansas City op-en with a record-breaking 24-under par 263 for 72 holes. He shot a final round 66, seven strokes under par, yesterday. Family Man He edged out the veteran Lloyd Mangrum, of Niles, 111., and young Gene Litler, each with 270s, on the Blue Hills Country Club course. "I can spend that money at home." Wally confided. -"I have a 5-year-old son, Jimmie ,and a 6- rnbnth old daughter, Barbara, plus the missus. After all I haven't been picking up the big stuf like Man- srum and some of the boys week after week." Littler, who started the final round in.a tie with Ulrich at 202, had a 68, while Mangrum finished with a 67. It was the first PGA- sponsored tournament in which I Littler was eligible to collect cash, He had just completed a six-month probationary period. He and Mangrum each got $1,950. r~ 282 for Stranahan Johnny Palmer, of Charlotte, N. C., finished fourth with 274 strokes. He matched Ulrich's 66 yesterday. Next came Earl Stewart Jr., Dallas; Doug Ford, Kiamesha Lake, N. Y.; E. J. Dutch Harrison, St. Louis, | and Bob Toski of Livingston, N. J., with 276s. Frank Stranahan, of Toledo, who won. the tournament in 1946, was low 'for the -amateurs with a last round 70 for 282. Kansas state amateur titlist Jim English had 74 and 233, nine strokes under par. Baseball Standing: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 67 37 .644 — Brooklyn 61 42 .592 5fc Milwaukee 5645.554 9y z St. Louis 50 51 .594 15 J /2 Philadelphia 49 51 .490 16 Cincinnati 50 55 .476 17 ^ Chicago 43 59 .422 23 Pittsburgh 34 70 .327 33 Today's Games Milwaukee at Brooklyn Only game scheduled- Sunday's Results Milwaukee 14, Brooklyn 6 New York 9-5, Cincinnati 4-0 Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 2-2, Chicago 0-12 GB Patterson Using Up Opponents NEW YORK (AP) — If Floyd Patterson knocks out Tommy Harrison tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, it is going" to be tough to find opponents for the fast-rising former Olympic champion. Harrison, who has been in with most of the ranking heavyweights, figures to be the roughest foe Patterson has faced—With the lone exception of Joey Maxim, the former light heavy champ. It was Maxim who snapped Patterson's streak of 12 straight June 7 on a disputed decision. Reversed Loss Although Harrison, a Los Angeles Negro, was knocked but by Earl Walls April 12 in his most recent start, he had beaten Walls in a major upset at Toronto Jan. 28.' The eight-round match will be carried on TV (ABC) starting at 10 p.m., EDT. rww. As told to Harry Grayson Because the average golfer can handle it easy, the 4 iron is a must club. It has a bigger face, making it easier for the player to obtain power, plus more angle than with the ~ or 3 iron, On a good many occasions, I use the 4 iron when I need good riously, according to Dr. Eugene | saw it s losing string run to seven Zorn," the Brooks' team doctor. No | aite the Travs had fashioned a X-rays were taken and Adcock had i 3-0 lead at Atlanta. Sports Roundup— Frankie Fernandez, a veteran from Honolulu, finally hits New York tonight at St. Nicholas Arena in a 10-round welter bout with Livio Minelli, former Italian champ. They lured Fernandez away from Hawaii only once before when he defeated Bobby Yaeger at San Francisco in 1946. Hi s record for 35 bouts is 29-5-1. Minelli, well known to the TV circuit, has appeared in 82 fights for a 58-17-8 record. The 10 p.m., EDT, match will be televised by Du Mont in some parts of the country. AMERICAN LEAGUE * W L Pet. Cleveland 71 30 .703 — New York 7034.673 2& Chicago 66 39 .629 7 Detroit 45 56 .446 26 Washington 42 56 .429 27 £ Boston 41 58 .414 29 Baltimore 36 67 .350 36 Today's Games Washington at Detroit (N) Philadelphia at Baltimore (N) Only games scheduled Sunday's Kesults Cleveland 3-5, Washington 1-4 New York 8-2, Baltimore 6-1 Chicago 6-12, Philadelphia 5-1 Boston 10, Detroit 8 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga 66 66 67 60 Memphis 53 Little Rock 48 46 46 47 53 58 66 .589 .589 .588 .531 .477 .421 .412 .389 6V2 12 & 19 20 22 Mobile 47 67 Nashville 42 66 Yesterday's Results New Orleans 6-6, Chattanooga 1-4 Atlanta 4, Little Rock 3 Birmingham 8, Memphis I Mobile 1, Nashville 0 .. Games Today Nashville at Mobile Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham Chattanooga at New Orleant MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 4-2, Louisville 1-1 over the .300 mark and three of them are in the league's top 10 hitters. Moon Leads R.-'kie Wally Moon is leading the club and is third in the league •with .339. Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst are right on his heels with .338 and .330 respectively. The other plus .300 hitters include Bill Sarni and Ray Jablbn- ski at .317. Rookie Joe Cunningham has a comfortable .290 average with Rip Repulski standing at .269 and Alex Grammas at .238. Moon, Musial, Schoendienst and Jabbo have driven in more than half the club's total of 555 runs for the season. Held to Five Curt Simmons didn't take much stock in the figures yesterday as he held the 3irds down to five hits while his Philadelphia Phillie teammates gathered 16 to down the Birds, 8-3. The victory gave the Phils an even split in the four-game series. It was Simmons' ninth win in 18 decisions. Richie Ashburn paced the Phils' attack on four Cardinal pitchers with two singles and a double. Starter and loser Ralph Beard was behind four runs before he was yanked in the second inning. St. Louis scored twice in the fifth on a walk and singles by Cunningham, Moon and Schoendienst. Toledo 10, Kansas City 7 Columbus 7-2. St. Paul 3-0 Minneapolis 7-3, Charleston 3-2 Texas League Dallas 4, Shreveport 3 Tulsa 7, Houston 4 San Antonio 8, Oklahoma City (11 innings) (Only games scheduled) Western League Colorado Springs 13-6, Lincoln 2-5 Des Moines 8-10, Denver 0-3 Pueblo 9, Omaha 7 Wichita 7, Sioux City i (U innings) COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. O El Dorado 63 30 .677 — Greenvill* 58 35 .624 i Meridian ...... 52 41 .559 11 Pine Bluff 40 53 .430 23 Monroe 40 55 .421 24 Hot Springs ... 27 66 .290 36 Yesterday's Results El Dorado 2, Monroe 1 Greenville 6, Meridian 3 Pine Bluff 4, Hot Spring! I Games Today El Dorado at Hot Springt Pine Bluff at Greenville Monroe at Meridian Ruth Waters Women Booked On Mat Program By JACK HAND j (For Gayle Talbot) j NEW YORK (AP) — At the risk of disclosing a well-kept secret, it can be safely I reported that Harold Johnson is going to get a chance at Archie Moore's light heavyweight'' title Aug. 11 at Madison Square Garden. of purposes. Employed with & full swing, it can bring ip to 180 yards. You stui snoot o" the left heel and use a full body turn. The % iron is an accurate club, so prevents plenty of trouble, es- A double main event wrestling Detroit claims to be the hottest golf center in the U. S. with the United States Golf Assn. deciding, ._ ... ( \u& *>3-28) for the eighth time! program, featuring a bout oetween in i^s 1954 amateur championship two women wrestlers, will high- at the Detroit Country Club. Twen- light the Legion's card at Memor- ty major golf titles have been de-jial Auditorium tonight, cided on that course. Meeting in one of the twin main go affairs will be Cora Combs In Findlay, Ohio, recently the | and Ruth Waters. They'll square Businessmen's Bowling League re-} off over the best two of three falls, one hour time limit route. In the other half of the program ported a "night of horror." There were 295 splits and 27 of the 36 ^ team games were below average, j fQ ~ ^p "no'tch'male heavyweights Excuse given: New wood. pecially on a tight course. This is another reason I recommend it to the average player. will pair off in a tag match. In this bout Lee Fields and Lester Welch will go against Chris Averoff and Chico (The Mad Mexican) Cortez. In fact, Johnson thinks he's going to lift the crown off Archie's ancient head despite the 2 1 /o-l odds against him. Johnson should be an authority on Moore for they fought four times before Moore won the championship. Although Archie holds a 3-1 edge, the challenger is surprisingly optimistic. Only a Baby "He ain't gettin' no younger," said Johnson, who will be 26 Aug. 9, "and I'm more experienced." Before the Childe Harold could elaborate, he was interrupted by Pete Moran, one of the many men associated in his management. "He was only a baby when he fought Moore the first time," said Moran. It turned out that Johnson was only 20 when he lost to Archie in Philadelphia April 2S, 1949. He lost another 10-round decision to him Sept. 24, 1951, but beat him at Milwaukee Dec. 10 of the same. year. Moore won again Jan, 29, 1952, at Toledo and then settled down to a career of boxing Joey Maxim. Weight Problem One of the factors most encouraging to Johnson is the fact Moore, officially 37, weighed 189'A for his most recent bout less than two months ago. "I don't see how a man can come down from 189 to 175 (the light heavy limit) without being a little weak. I don't weigh 189 fully dressed, with an overcoat on." This young Philadelphia Negro with the shaven head can be called a "hungry fighter" with no exaggeration. The best purse he ever got in his 53 fight <won 48, lost 5) was about, $6,000. Back in '46 he got exactly S37 for his first fight after getting out of the Navy. Know The Law! You can have a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law for the mere asking. Call or SCP "Dee" at the United Inur- nnce Agency, ill W. Main Phone 5-6812 Blytheville. 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