The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 4, 1954
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Indians Must Cool Off Berra's Blazing Bat to Make Headway By JOE REICHLEE AP Sports Writer Cleveland's best chances of slowing up the New York Yankees' pennant drive is to cool off Yogi Berra's blazing bat. In his last seven games, the Yankee catcher has hit safely 14 times in 27 times at bat for a torrid .519 average. The Yankees have wone six of those seven games. • : ' *"* Two weeks ago, Berra was nit- ting .287. Today he is at .306 and climbing. It was Berra who proved the difference in New York's 2-1 victory over Cleveland. The triumph sliced the American League leaders' margin over the Yankees to iy z games. Gets Both RBI's. With Mickey Mantle on second and Irv Noren on third in the third inning Berra cracked a single off Art Hbutteman and scored both Carter Title Shot In Danger Tonight . CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Carter the 30-year-old battler who twice won and lost the lightweight championship, imperils his hopes of regaining it again in a 10-round bout with Glen Flanagan tonight. Carter has set up a return match with Paddy DeMarco, the last man to dethrone him. for Sept. 22 in San Francisco. He rules a 3-1 favorite over Flanagan; who has moved up from the featherweight division and at 135 pounds will be carrying the most weight of his career. He is a brother of Del Flanagan, a leading welter contender. Serious Matter A defeat in tonight's nationally televised Chicago Stadium would be a serious setback for Carter. Starting time is 10 p. m. EOT. The hard-swinging Negro first won the 135-pound crown in 1951, knocking out Ike Williams, but lost it a year later to surprising Lauro Salas. He whipped Salas in a return match five months later to regain the title.. Then, last March, Demarco upset him for the championship. Carter has had one fight since that loss, whipping Charlie Riley for his 67th victory against 15 defeats and 8 draws. Flanagan also is a veteran boxer. Only 27 years old, he has won 66 times, lost 14 and drawn 11. 354-Yard Hole In One Noted Beginning Golfer Took Shortcut on Dogleg EAST ST. LOUIS, Hi. (JP)—Using ft cross handed swing, an East St. Louis golfer took a short cut across a 354-yard hole for an amazing hole-in-one Sunday at West Haven golf course in nearby Bellville. 111. The golfer, Robert Enzwiler, 43, made the shot with a No. 3 wood he never had used before. It was the first ho'le-in-one ever made on West Haven's par four seventh hole, a U-shaped hole with a pond and two groves of trees in the center. The cross-handed swing is "natural" for Enzwiler, a member of the board of education here and operator of a dry cleaning business. -Enzwiler, whose nickname is "Cobb." explained he had been a left-handed batter in baseball, and adopted the cross-handed style because he couldn't find any left-handed clubs when he learned how to play. Art Lewis, head football coach at West Virginia University, has bettered his record every year since he started there in 1950 with 2 wins and 8 losses. Last year he had 8 wins and a 20-14 loss to South Carolina. GMAC Fights But Loses To Bombers General Motors Acceptance Cor poration's softball team put up a terrific scrap before succumbing to the heavy hitting General American Insurance Bombers at Little Park by a score of 6-5 in extra innings last night. In the "slow-pitch" society of this league, the game was a phenomenon, being played in about 55 minutes ,and was also outstanding in the calibre of ball, climax of which was Elmer Clark's scintilating save on Mathenia's long drive to the parking lot in the 8th. Clark's effort was wasted, however, as the next two men singled to drive in the winning tally. Bill Meharg racked up his eleventh win. of the season as against a single loss, giving up ten hits in the process but keeping them well scattered except for the first and sixth innings. Herb Childs tossed them up for the Motormen, giving up 12 safeties. A bit of uncertain fielding in the second frame put him on the hook, from which he was never able to shake free, although his teammates came up with two markers in the sixth to send the game into extra innings. The Motormen appeared on their way to an upset in the very first inning when they tallied three runs on singles by Baker and Bourzikas, followed by Elmer Clark's lusty homer down the right field line. The Bombers racked up one in the lower half by virtue of Jim Lute's single, John Gann's fielders choice, Gaines singled and Bunch's infield out. They went ahead in the second on the only bit of loose play in the contest. Francis was safe on Harshman's bobble at short, Ledbetter flied out to 'center, Bartholomew singled. Johnson's lazy fly to center popped in and out of Frank Hall's glove, permitting Francis to tally. Meharg singled scoring Bartholomew and everyone was safe as Childs and Ritter in succession booted Lutes' slow roller. Gann then singled to give the Lions Club Picks Up Win Jimmy Killett Sets New League Mark With Stick Work In one of the most wide-open contests of the Little League season, the Lions Club came on with a rush in the second and sixth innings yesterday to grab a 10-8 victory over the Shrine Club. In so doing, Jimmy Killett, Lion shortstop, set a new League record when he banged out four hits in as many trips. It was the first time a Little Leaguer has runners. That was the "ball game" j = arnered four kn ock:s in a single The Indians, who had drawn first i° ame ' League Statistician J. blood on Larry Doby's first-inning Friend reported today. P. home run, couldn't budge Whitey Ford -after that. The young left- hander permitted only one hit in the last five innings. The National League race remained unchanged. The league- leading New York Giants maintained their five-game advantage over' Brooklyn with an easy 7-1 triumph over Chicago's crippled Cubs. The Dodgers had to go all Killett had two doubles, a homer and a single in his big day. He also stole a base and scored two runs. 20 Base Hits Pitchers for neither team had much, the Lions picking up 11 safeties while the Shriners were pecking away for nine blows off Nelson. Odle started for the Shrine, was lifted in the fourth Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 71 31 .696 — New York 7134.676 l Chicago 67 39 .632 6 Detroit 46 57 .447 25% Washington 43 57 .430 27 Boston 41 59 .410 29 Baltimore 37 68 .352 35% Philadelphia 36 67 .350 35% Wednesday's Schedule New York at Cleveland (N) Boston at Chicago Washington at Detroit Philadelphia at Baltimore (N) Tuesday's Results New York 2, Cleveland 1 Chicago 6, Boston 2 Philadelphia 6, Baltimore 1 Detroit 2, Washington 0 out, edging the St. Louis Cardinals 1 in ifavor of . Carner Carl Erskine bested Vic in a pitching duel. The 2-1 as Raschi third-place Milwaukee Braves, 10 lengths off the pace, outscored Philadelphia's Phillies 3-1. Sox Still Alive The Chicago White Sox served notice they were still in the American League race by drubbing the Boston Red Sox 6-2. The victory advanced them to within six games of the Indians. In other games played under the 1 i g h t s , Cincinnati overpowered Pittsburgh 7-2 and Philadelphia's Athletics downed the Baltimore Orioles 6-2. Detroit shut out Washington 2-0 in the only game played in daylight. Four-Hitter for Ford Ford turned back the Indians on four hits for his llth victory. He fanned six and did not permit a runner to pass second after the fourth. The Indians' best scoring chance after the first inning came in the fourth when they loaded the bases with two out. Ford, however, struck out Jim Hegan. Except for the third inning when Raschi singled and scored on a triple by Wally Moon, Erskine was complete master of the Cardinals. Erskine himself drove in the winning run. After hits by Jackie Robinson and Rube wiched around a Walker, sand- walk to Walt VToryn, had produced the tying run m the fifth, Erskine came through with a single to score Maryn. Rush Pushed The Giants swatted . Bob Rush Bombers the four markers that proved to be enough to win. In the sixth, the Motormen came for 12 hits, including Hank Thompson's 19th home run with two on base, to extend their latest winning streak to five straight. Ruben Gomez spaced five hits and struck out seven for his 10th victory. Back-to-back doubles by Eddie VTathews and Hank Aaron, followed b\ Joe Adcock's single, produced two fifth-inning runs that enabled the Braves to break a 1-1 tie with Philadelphia. Andy Pafko's 13th homer also helped" Warren Spahn register his llth victory with a six-hitter. Murray Dickson took the defeat. The Lions jumped to a commanding lead in the second when doubles by Killett and Hill sparked a four-run rally. They 'came to life again in the sixth when Alford opened with a double and Killett homered. Two errors on the part of the Shrine helped the Lions get four runs in that frame. The fifth was the big one for the losers. They scored five oh a single by Lovelace, a walk to Pugh, Dallas' and Garners' singles and McDermott's base-clean- in ghomer. But after weathering that one, bad inning, Nelson settled down and retired the side in order in the sixth. LIONS AB Alford, c-rf 3 Raspberry, lb 3 Hill, cf 4 Killett, ss 4 Jacques, 3b 4 Gestring, 2b 2 Morris, If 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 68 37 .648 — Brooklyn 63 42 .600 5 Milwaukee 57 46 .533 10 St. Louis 50 52 .490 16% Philadelphia 49 52 485 17 Cincinnati 51 55 .481 17% Chicago 43 60 .417 24 Pittsburgh 34 71 .324 34 Wednesday's Schedule Chicago at New York St. Louis at Brooklyn (N) Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (N) Tuesday's Results Brooklyn 2, St. Louis 1 New York 7, Chicago 1 Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 3, Philadelphia 1 'STINGY—Virgil Trucks, left, of the White Sox and the Phillies' Robin Roberts, right, pitched one- jhit games this season. Jim McDonald of the Yankees' disposed of the Red Sox the same way. Mike 'Garcia, Ray Narleski and Early Wynn of the Indians combined to treat Chicago Americans in similar fashion. (NEA) Mathis, c-rf 4 Nelson, p 3 Totals 30 SHRINE AB Whittle, If-cf 4 Taylor, 2b 4 Lovelace, ss 4 Pugh, 3b 3 Dallas, lb '. 3 Carner, If-p 3 McDermott, c 2 Lambert, cf 2 Odle, p-rf 2 Totals 27 R 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 10 11 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 5-5, Kansas City 3-2 Louisville 2-8, Columbus 0-1 Toledo 6, Charleston 5 Minneapolis 10, St. Paul 7 Texas League Shreveport 2, Dallas 0 Beaumont 15, Fort Worth 4 San Antonio 10, Oklahoma City 3 Houston 13, Tulsa 2 Western League Wichita 6, Lincoln 4 Des Moines 5, Colorado Springs 0 Denver 4, Omaha 2 (7 innings; second game postponed, rain) Pueblo 6, Sioux City 5 (10 innings) H 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 at the plate with the tie-breaking to life with their bats, and aided i run. As it turnd out, this would by the only Bomber error of the have been the winning marker game, pushed across two runs on This afternoon at Little Park the Ledbetter's error of Bourzikas' Courier News Dirty Sox meet Mont- smash, Clark's single and-Mel Hay's gomery Ward in a regular game at triple, on which he was cut down - •- Y Tennis Event Is Scheduled The annual "Y" Junior Tennis Tournament has been scheduled for August 9-12 inclusive. Players are now being registered to participate in this event, which is open to any racquet wielder under 16 years of age. Players may register at the Blytheville "Y" or fay seeing Marvin Zellner, who is the official registrar. Registration closes Saturday at noon and the players bracket will be announced at 2:00 p.m. that day. The tourney will not be held with less than eight players. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans -- 68 47 591 Atlanta 67 47 .588 Birmingham ... 67 47 .588 Chattanooga ... 60 Memphis 54 Mobile 49 Little Rock 48 Nashville 42 Yesterday's Results Birmingham 2, Atlanta 1 Mobile 3, Nashville 1 (Only games scheduled) .. Games Today Atlanta at Birmingham 2 Nashville at Chattanooga Memphis at Little Rock Mobile at New Orleans 54 58 67 67 68 .526 .482 .422 .417 .382 19 y, 20 23 y 2 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado 64 Greenville 59 Meridian 54 Pine Bluff 41 Monroe 40 Hot Springs ... 28 Yesterday's Results Meridian 11, Monroe 5 El Dorado 13, Hot Springs 3 Greenville 7, Pine Bluff 0 Games Today El Dorado at Hot Springs Monroe at Meridian Pine Bluff at Greenville What's to Stop As From Pulling Out? v By BEN PHLEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — A firm offer backed with an estimated four million dollars in ready cash was pending today to end the Mack dynasty in Philadelphia and move the money- troubled Athletices to booming Kansas City. Arnold Johnson, a Chicago busi-* ness executive whose varied inter- ets run from, being landlord of Yankee Stadium through banking, book publishing, construction and real estate, is trying to swing the deal. "Considering" Last night he confirmed reports that he is dickering with the Mack of the Athletics. "I have made a very fair and full offer for the club," he said while in family and the Board of Directors New York on a business trip. "I have reason to believe they are considering it." In Philadelphia, a source close to the Athletics said Johnson's bid has been received. He called it the only firm offer that has been forthcoming. ,. Denies Sale Roy Mack, who shares ownership in the A's. with his father, Connie, and his brother, Earle, has denied vigorously all previous reports the club might move. But after Johnson's announcement he backed off slightly and declared: j "The only thing I will say right now is that I am doing my utmost to keep the ball club in Philadelphia." Roy has been trying to find backers in an effort to buy out his father and brother. The Board of Directors has given him until Aug. 11 to raise the cash. Extension Seen There have been no noticeable signs of success in his campaign. When Roy announced his plans to Play Advances In NEA Event Held in Osceola OSCEOLA — Parkin, a pre- tournament favorite advanced as expected in the NEA Little League tournament here last night, polishing off Marked Tree by a 14-2 margin. In other action, Wynne took a 6-4 decision from Harrisburg. In tonight's games, Tyronza takes on Earle at 6 o'clock and Osceola meets Hickory Ridge at 8. Osceola finished second to Parking in regular season play and apparently stands the best chance of stopping the favorites. Winners of tonight's games get together tomorrow night at 8 o'clock, with Parkin and Wynne starting things tomorrow evening at «. buy out the family, Earle gave him an option on his stock, estimated at about 28 per cent, but asked wryly: "Where is he going to get the money?" A Philadelphia source in a position to know the inner workings of the club said the Board of Directors probably would give Roy 60 or 90 days extra time beyond Aug. 11 in his search for cash if he needed or asked for it. MSL Plans All-Star Game For August 12 At a meeting held at the Blytheville "Y" last night, plans were completed for an All-Star game in the Men's Softball loop on Thursday, August 12 at Little Park. The league-leading General American Insurance Company Bombers will meet a-picked team of stars from the remaining five teams in the league. Also, plans were made for a league picnic to be held at Walker Park the following evening, Friday, August 13, members of all teams participating in a barbecue chicken dinner. All-stars picked last night by the managers to oppose the Bombers are as follows: Haywood Hardy, Mack Lewis and Marvin Ross of the Courier News Dirty Sox; Lee Crowe, Charles Lutes and Bill Baker of the Montgomery Ward team; Harold Koonce, "Bear" Layton and Sonny Garner of the Ark-Mo Kilowatts; Terry McCahill, Elmer Clark and "Mac" McAlister of G. M. A. C.; and Jack Christie, Jack Halstead and Jimmy Parrish of the Southwestern Be]" Ringers. Managers Frank Hall of G. M. A. C. and Robert Purtle of Montgomery Ward will be managers to handle the All-Stars. Billy Meharg is manager of the Bombers. When Bill Ballard, staff artis for the Raleigh, N. C. News and Observer, hooked a 6-pound bass that had some other fisherman's spinning lure caught in its mouth he put an ad in his paper's losi and found column. Sports Roundup— Johnson: By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) and , , ... K's the same Mr. Johnson who dreamed up the idea of buying Yankee Stadium for ° 1' ~ m *;ion las * wmter, selling the land under the park to th eKnights of Columbus for 21/2 million and then leasing the ball park back to the Yankees Pony League Game Is Off The Pony League baseball game scheduled for this afternoon at Compress Park has been postponed by mutual agreement of the coaches until Thursday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock. President of the Arnold Johnson Corp., chairman of the board of five companies and a member of the board of directors of 15 or 20 others, this •» 7-year-old Chicago University grad is a new face on the baseball scene. Norris Connection The only connection he ever had with sports was when he and Bill Tobin ran the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League. He still is a vice president and director of the Hawks, who, just incidentally, of course, happen to be part of Jim Norris' hockey empire. John Carmichael's story i n the Chicago Daily News yesterday said Norris, president of the In- ternational Boxing Club, and Art Wirtz, his associate who is head of the Chicago Stadium, would be affiliated with Johnson in the deal. Logical Step Johnson wouldn't confirm or deny that yesterday but it seemed obvious that they will have some connection, if the four-million-dollar offer is accepted. With widespread hockey, boxing and ice show interests, baseball is the logical next step. This is no bush league Johnny who expects to bring big league ball to Kansas City. Among other things, he is vice chairman of the board of Automatic Canteen, one of the big companies 'operating vending machines, of which Dan Topping, Yankee co-owner, is a director. He live s with his wife and two children on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. He has stuck strictly to business although he has been a baseball fan (White Sox) since he was a youngster. Johnson's interest in Kansas City isn't exactly unselfish. He bought the Kansas City ball park when he got Yankee Stadium and nobody came along to buy the ground under that field. He expects to sell he park to the city and then lease it back to operate the franchise. According to Johnson, the park can be enlarged to seat 33,000 by the '55 season. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, Fla. — Miguel Diaz, 147, Havana, stopped Joey Klein, 148, New York, 2. Spartanburg, S. C. — Pappy Gault, 118, Spartanburg, S. C., out- pointed Gil Geekie, H7&, London, tint., 12. New Orleans — Ralph Dupas, 137%, New Orleans, outpointed Bobby Woods, 134&, Spokane, Wash., 10. Eddie Mathews, star third baseman for the Milwaukee Braves, will be 23 in October. Know The Law! You can have a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law for the mere asking. 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