The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 4, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1954 (A1K.) COURIER PAGE NINS Willie and Leo Mays-Durocher Combo Is Pinwheel of Giants They Have Found Selves Working Hand-in-Glove Fir*t of three article! By JIMMY BEESLIN (NEA Staff Correspondent) *He runs the bases like a choo-choo train Swings 'round second .like an air-o-plane. NEW YORK—(NEA)—Leo Durocher was dressing in the locker room. Between hurried drags on his filter-tipped cigarette and quick-fingered snatches at his expensive clothes, Manager Durocher talked to baseball writers about the Giants. '•Williams? He's great. Doesn't started this season on another of his The TV Grid Wars Canadian Football Looks Like Comer (Second of four stories on the televising 1 of football) By TED SMITS NEW YORK (AP) — The National Broadcasting Co., which has in its ranks shrewd showmen and hardheaded businessmen, is making a big experiment this fall. NBC is bringing 1 Canadian -pro- downs, which means the offensive N.C.A.A. imposes. The programs fessional football to American TV viewers on Saturday afternoons. Last year it televised the gaudy, expensive American college program of the NCAA. Tom Gallery, NBC director of sports, is responsible for the decision. After NBC failed in its bid to get the NCAA package, Gallery lined up the Canadian Professional Football League. Eyebrows Raised Eyebrows were lifted. Why should American sports fans be interested in games played in another country and under another system of rules: Could Canadian football stand up to direct competition with big American games? j But many think the project is sound. For one thing it probably cost only a fraction of the millions that ABC and Dumont are spending on football this fall. For another, a flock of b;^ name American college stars are playing in Canada. And finally, the game is fast and open—ideal for television. Rules Vary Little Actually the Canadian rules do not vary enough to puzzle casual observers, and their tendency is to make for a more open game. The chief spur to this is the fact Canadian football has only three team must go for the long gain each time rather • than trying to buck the line. The Stars And Canada has signed up some American players whose names are well known: Tex Coulter of Army, Chuck Hunsinger of Florida, Glenn Dobbs of Tulsa, Gene "Choo Choo" Roberts of Chattanooga, Ray Poole of Ole Miss, Lou Kusserow of Columbia, Elmer Wilhoite of Southern California, J. D. Roberts and Larry Grigg of Oklahoma, Travis Tidwell of Auburn, Dick Tamburo of Michigan State, and Ed Songin of Boston College. Good Deal Furthermore the atmosphere of the Canadian games almost exactly resembles the American collegiate atmosphere — bands, pretty cheer leaders, tidy stadiums. The teams are backed as civic enterprises, and draw high class crowds. NBC has another advantage. Canadian football starts early—on Aug. 28. The first game to be televised will be Ottawa at Toronto After that, NBC will select the best game available in the Eastern Division each Saturday. There are no restrictions such as the YOU* As told to Harry Grayson The 5 iron is the key club. Once you learn to play the 5 properly, you'll find the door opened to all the irons down through the wedge. Expect no more than 150 yards from this club. For the first time, the position of the ball in relation to the feet changes. Instead of the shot being made off the left heel, the ball is played midway between the feet. You do not use a closed stance. The feet axe squared away. Here, too, you begin to hit on the downswing. Formerly, you were hitting on the upward arc because start at 1:45 p.m., New York time. Television will come from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton. say a word. Just beats you. "But what about that Willie? Isn't he something?" Somebody wanted to know about Don Mueller's hitting. "Oh, that Mueller can't hit, that's all that's wrong with him," replied Durocher, bending over to fit his foot into a stylish shoe." He straightened up and smiled. "What's he hitting now? A lousy .346, that's all. They don't call him The Magician for nothing. The balls he hits have eyes." Then in the same breath, Durocher swung back to what has become a religion to him. \ "You know," he said "somebody should keep a chart—a daily one—of everything Willie (Mays) does. Then we could look at it and I'll bet there isn't a guy here who could believe what it would show. The guy just does so many things you can't remember them from day to day." Mays—every other sentence was about the smiling-faced youngster across the room in front of locker 24. "You see Leo. If Leo says so, it's all right with me," young Mays was saying to a fellow who had approached him. His cap flies off as he passes third, And he heads home like an eagle bird! * « * This mutual admiration society familiar "spots" and the whirlwind center fielder, who has made New York fans forget every Giant hero of the past, has not gone unnoticed among baseball oeople. Willie and Leo! That's the double- I '? old y° ur hats - *>°? s ne ' s liable to on the run? And when he does that* better than anybody I ever say? » » • "He's an instinctive ballplayer, that's what he is. Why, he can run full speed to within inches of the wall, turn and make the catch you ever saw, and barely brush the fence— or not touch it at all. Why, if he played center field like Pete Reiser by this time he would have cracked up half dozen times and probably be in a hospital now. "I don't say anything to Willie. Honestly, I ha vent told him more than two things. I might move him in center field a bit for certain hitters. And against a cagey old pitcher, I might suggest to him that the fellow might try to set him up for and get him out with a certain pitch. But that's all. "I let Willie run wild. The second he gets on base, I just say, Chataway Is Man of Hour But Landy, Bannister Waiting in Wings VANCUVER, B.C. Aug 4 UZ John Landy and Roger Bannister may be kings of the cinder oval to the rest of the world, but in today is Christopher John Chata- barreled answer the Polo Grounders have given people who picked them for the second division this season. They are interwoven baseball-wise. On one hand you have Durocher, the steam-'em-up guy who always makes the right move when his club is hot. Then you have Willie, the Amazing Mays, the Say Hey Kid. Without Willie, Durocher would be in trouble this year. Without Leo, Mays easily could be a mixed-up kid. He might have found his way onto a club the manager of which would direct him, move him around like a chess pawn —and have Willie confused. They go together, the imaginative manager and the natural player who can carry out the wildest strategy. Durocher was smart enough to let Mays find and feel nis own way with the Giants. "In a school sense," says Leo, "Willie may not have all the answers, but put him on that baseball field and he's a genius. "If he can hit .325 or more over a stretch of years, he easily could be the greatest of all ballplayers. "What could I have shown him— between the brash manager who how to pick up a ball and throw it do anything.' "Willie, he doesn't worry about holding anybody's hat. That's the first thing he loses. I just stand in the coach's box or sit in the dougout and have fun watching him." Willie doesn't say much. He isn't concerned with records. Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs doesn't mean a thing to him. The Bambino was at his peak before Willie was born. Willie's answer to everything is ''See Leo." The manager is bis idol. "He just great," Mays tells you, in his high pitched voice. "You do all right and Leo do all right by you." Mays went hitless one afternoon and passed Chub Feeney leaving the clubhouse. "No hits, Willie," remarked Vice- President Freeney. "No hits, no pay." "What I care 'bout hits," replied Willie Mays. "We win, didn't we? That's what I come for—to win." He covers center like he has jet shoes, The other batters get the Willie blues. (Lyrics from "Say Hey"! by Dick Kleiner and Jane Douglass. Reprinted with permission of Tula Music Co.) Texas Golf Name Pops Up Cousin of Jack Burke Shoots 66 at Chicago CHICAGO B) — A well-known Texas golfing name popped into the headlines again yesterday as previously unheralded Tom Burk« Jr. made a bid for professional fame. Burke, formerly of Houston and now a Chicago pro, smacked a S-under-par 66 in the opening qualifying round for professionals la the All-American Golf Tournament. It topped a field of 150 who wer« shooting for the 60 places open In the All-American, which starts tomorrow. Another 150 take to Tarn O'Saaa- ter's fairways today for their IS- hole qualifying rounds. Burke, a cousin of Jack Burk« , Jr., a pro circuit regular, bagged Vancouver^ the man of the hour eight birdies for 32-34. A stroke behind him were former Canadian Open champ George Fazio of Clementon, N. * J., and Smiley Quick of Los Angeles. Both shot 34-33—57. It appeared that at least a par 72 would be needed to qualify for the tourney proper. That figure Yesterday he won the British Empire Games three-mile gallop and 11.000 fans mentally ran every step of the way with him, They had nothing against Fred Green, wno beat Chris John in world record time earlier this year j was tied or beaten by 35 golfer* but couldn't catch him yesterday, j yesterday. They didn't dislike Frank Sando, who made it a 1-2-3 finish for England, or barefooted Nyandika Ma- yioro of Kenya who placed fourth. But Chataway was their favorite before he started because he had paced Landy and Bannister to their under-4-minute miles and chased Green to the record 13:13.2. They jumped up when he burst away from the field to finish in front by 15 yards. Swimmers and divers take th* center ring of this athletic circui today. , ' At the day's end yesterday, England had 180 points Australia 137, Canada Was back in third with 91, South Africa had 86 and New Zealand 38. COTTON PICK SACKf LDOK FOR THE SACK WITH THE BEM1S CAT TRADEMARK, AVAILABLE IN DUCK, ASPHALT BOTTOM AND OUR MEW FUSTIC BOTTOM. OUR PLASTIC BOTTOM * BAG HAS BEEN FULLY FIELD TESTED AND WILL OUTLAST THREE OR MORE REGULAR DUCK BAGS. EACH TYPE IS STOCKED IN ALL SIZES REGULAR OR WITH HOOKEYE. y '" Manvfactvrtd 0y BEMIS BRO. BAG CO. MEMPHIS 1, TENN. For Sale By ALL LEADING JOBBERS Look at the 3-way bonus you get in the car that's sweeping the nation \ 1. You get the car that's styled for tomorrow- the ball was forward. 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