The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on August 30, 1955 · Page 32
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Tuesday, August 30, 1955
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14 KOKOMO (Ind.) TRIBUNE Toetdey, August 30, 1955 Race of the Century Nashua, SwapsTo Fight It Out For *Y ear-Old Tiite By JOE MOOSHIL CHICAGO <fl — Swaps and Nashua are the stars.of Wednesday's $100,000 match race at Washington Park but they have a terrific supporting cast in two of the nation's top jockeys. Willie Shoemaker, 24, has compiled an enviable, record In seven years and will be aboard Swaps. Riding Nashua will be Eddie Arcaro, 39, who has been at his trade for 24 years. It's the old master against the most promising of the younger riders. Arcaro has won more than $18,000,000 in purses but holds great respect for his opponent. "Willie Shoemaker has the hands the'judgment, the seat — all the requirements of a champion. He'll be one of our greatest," says Arcaro. The records back Arcaro's praise. Shoemaker, who is running neck and neck with Willie Hartack for national honors this year, won the riding title in 1953 "and 1954 and tied for it in 1950, bis second year of racing. In 1953, "Silent Shoe" rode 485 winners, an all- tune record. He was the top money winner in 1953 and 1954 and twice* this year has had six winners hi one day. Last Saturday at Washington Park, Shoemaker had five straight winners. •There is little that ruffles Shoe maker. When he recently rode six winners at Washington Park and was extended congratulations, Willie asked, "what for? "Riding six winners, of course," was the reply. "Did it before," said Willie. However, Shoemaker,admits his biggest thrill came in this year's Kentucky Derby when he rode Swaps to victory over Nashua. He said: "When we got into the stretch and Eddie Arcaro came alongside on Nashua, that was it. I knew I had a lot of horse left. I didn't know how much he (Arcaro) had left. We soon found out." Meshach Tenney, Swaps' trainer, describes Shoemaker as "an intelligent, self-possessed, reserved He's the same way Willie just rides his type of man. on the track. own race, and that's what makes him a great jockey. He always has. some horse left at the finish.' Arcaro has ridden more than 3,500 winners and was the first * * * FUNNY EXPRESSION - Nashua casts an eye sidewise at his stable in Homewood, III., Aug. 29 — as much as to say he'll make a sweep of his match race Aug. 31 with Swaps. Nashua, beaten in the Kentucky Derby, hopes to reverse the verdjct at Washington Park. (AP Photo) American jockey to boot home| Washington Park in 1948 and re- 3,000. He led the nation's jockeys pea ted with Hill Prince in 1950, in earnings five times — < 1940, 1942, 1948, 1950 and 1952. In 1952 his $1,849,591 set a record which was topped only by Shoemaker whose mounts won $1,876,760 last year. One of Arcaro's top achievements has been riding a record five winners in the Kentucky Derby. He scored on Lawrin in 1938, Whirlaway, 1941; Hoop Jr., 1945, Citation, 1948 and Hill (jail, 1932. With -Whirlaway, and Citation. Arcaro won triple crowns, adding the Belmont and Preakness to the Derby triumphs. Arcaro also rode Citation to victory in the American Derby at Mark-Ye-Wcll in 1952 and Native Dancer in 1953. Arcaro has ridden in the only other $100,000 match race in history. He was aboard Assault Sept. 27, 1947, at Belmont when Armed with Doug Dodson up, won by eight lengths in 2:0 4-5. Arcaro's string of stakes victories is longer than a country mile but he is never one to alibi when he loses a big race. After his loss to Swaps in the Kentucky Derby, Arcaro said: "The only excuse is Swaps. Swaps was a better horse... this day.". Wednesday could be the "other" day Arcaro has been waiting for. Giants Make Final Home Appearance Ebkamo'i Giants will close out their borne schedule at 8 pjn. Tuesday against Lafayette's Chiefs, and it wOl be another "Baseball Appreciation Night" ' . More than 1,500- fans were on band for Monday's tilt-with the Chiefs and, weather permitting, the Giant front office is expecting another large turnout THE GIANTS have three games left and they need one victory to clinch fourth place. The final two games of the campaign will be played at Lafayette—and the Chiefs' hopes for a. playoff berth stfll are alive. Lafayette's la-inning victory over the Giants enabled Hark Wylie'i Chiefs to cat Kokomo's lead to two games. If the Giants lose their final three tilts Lafayette will take over fourth. If the Giants make the playoffs, hey will play at least one more wme game. The date, however, will not be know until after the end of regular pjay. A -VICTORY Tuesday for Jack Hilaskey's Giants would enable he skipper to rest his top hurlers [or the .playoffs. A loss, though, would dampen Kokomo's hopes, since the Giants haven't been- too successful at Lafayette. The Giants, because of their fine showing this season, probably will obtain a working agreement with a major league team next year. This Is what Jim Tob- Irf, Giant general manager, has been striving for all season. Kokomo fans should be proud of Jieir Giants. They have been hi the first division practically all season and during the first six weeks they were league leaders. Kokomo, not like other team's in the MOV, has had to rely on "spotted" aid from other baseball organizations. Other league teams, hough, have been supplied with prize rookies from major league organizations. But, In one short season and without a spring training program, Kokomo has become a consistant winner. The team has shown the fight and spirit and, up until two weeks ago, stood a good chance of winning the pennant. It will be the last time most of Chisox Get Dose of Kill or Cure Remedy for Stumbling Flag-Chasers By ED WILKS The Associated Pren The second-place Chicago White Sox, stumbling along like the rest of the American League contenders, take their first dose of a kill 'em or cure 'em remedy tonight. All the White Sox have to do is play two games with fourth-place Boston and four with third-place Cleveland in the next six days. Manager Marty Marion's guys aren't exactly sickly, not when they're just a half game behind first-place New York. But they aren't, really robust, either, after losing five of their last eight— and with four of the. defeats at the hands of seventh-place Washington and last-place Baltimore. If the Sox turn hot, they could be sitting pretty as they make their final swing through the) East next week. If they drop the two series, it might be all over. Baltimore s 1 a p e d fifth-place Detroit 13H games back yesterday by sweeping a double-header 6-0 and 4-3. That was the only action in the league. In the National, Brooklyn made it three straight by whipping St. Louis 10-4 to go 12 games out front again: Chicago's Cubs spilled the New York Giants to a fifth straight defeat 6-3, and Cincinnati homered past Philadelphia and Robin Roberts 4-3. Milwaukee and Pittsburgh were idle. Erv Pallca set down the Tigers in the first game with a five-hitter. Baltimore had 10 hits while battering loser Steve Gromek, including a two-run homer by Gus Triandos. In the nightcap, it was a bases- loaded single by Freddie Marsh that won for the Orioles, overcoming a 3-2 Detroit lead in the seventh inning. A bcanball battle flared early at Ebbets Field, but Plate Umpire Jocko Conlan put his foot down in the fourth Inning, warning both managers after Stan Musial was hit on the right hand by a Johnny Podres pitch and Cardinal right- hander Tom Pobolsky had hummed one behind Jackie Robinson. Ken Boyer homered to bring the Cards within 5-4 of the Brooks in the seventh, bat Duke Snider and Carl Furillo homered for the Errors Hand Lafayette 7-5 Win In 13 Innings Giants Get Another Crack At Playoff Spot Tuesday; Final 'Kokomo N/g/rt' Game- By BOB FORD Tribune Sports Editor Glaring errors—two of them in the fatal 13th inning—gave the Lafayette Chiefs the groundwork for a 7-5 victory over the Kokomo Giants before a near- capacity crowd at Highland Park Monday night. The triumph pulled the Tribe to within two games of the fourth-place Giants in the heated argument for an HOY playoff .berth along side Dubuque, Mattoon and Clinton. It was little Al Evans' 50 wal be looking for his fourth who picked up for starter V «*°T a 8 ainst one setback, and TVo PoiTtvBtor anrl was'Fowier will be seeking his llth Ike Feimster and was, . charged with his 10th loss ™n_aga'nst 10 losses. of the season against 21 victories. Righthander Tom Trbssen—the fourth Lafayette flinger — worked the last two innings to register his fourth win of the year against one reverse. - . . IWIkUIIlU gut el 1-v icau uit J-MA« .DECATUR'S Commodores, hot BatUe . s leadoff triple and an in . the Current Giant players will wear a Kokomo uniform. Feimster wasn't Jn serious trouble until the ninth inning Monday night. But it was in that inning that Lafayette- sent into triple over Bob Znccarini's head in left. A doable play ended the threat and Kokomo posted a 5-2 margin. That was the end of Kokomo and Wegerek. Al Keller authored the double-play, pitch that got the Chiefs out of the sixth inning. T A walk to Keller and Close's; zoc«nni. * * ' * Giant Box i AB R K PO A ..1 ..T .5 ..1 triple made the score 5-3 after sev-||»H«r.jb « > en innings, and the Chiefs chased|H«!'^ *Sb "."!"!"!!s Ufarttt. (T) SUmaiz, cl . . Cloi*. 2b .... If home another run in the'eighth on| w »££ ekrf ^ a walk to Zuccarini, a hit batsman and two infield outs. Killer, X KOI *Tt I IT WAS in the ninth that the)Tnn«,* p ','.'.'..'.'.'.'..\ -' TotaU ..., 47 AB Giants faded miserably. After j pinchhitter Karl Rogers flied to Kokomo •.» Battle in centerfield. SiamaszlgVp'i'.'r. » ' double, but was out trying to take Jenninn. if third on a short passed ball, and cariu*'. ib Close followed with a single, hisjMaiit..' rf fourth hit of the night. Catcher'" Dayton Todd walked, and Zuc-| carini was purposely passed to load the bases. Smiley walked to let the tying run home free. From then until the 13th neither . 3 ..4 ..5 Cardenas, Mila«k«r. c < Ftimiter. p 3 Evan*, p 1 TotaU 4< PO A a 39 14 i Flied out fur Killer in 9tK. Ufayelte OIXI 110 111 0011 I—T Kokomo .1110 004 BOO 009 0—S ..... i Errors: Clow 2, Kan* 3. Napier 3. appeared to be threatening .,,.„;,„„, C ard.n... Smiley. nnn. t. aavA. <»n . . nnng a aayee- sen Komisar came on R«n. h.tted in: Mil....* i. Cl... J. extra innings what earlier had ' £ : zucc.Hn, ,. «.„„. N.P.., c«thr M.I- seemed the "clincher" for the Giants. Kokomo got a 1-0 lead on Dixie on the Giants' heels until the weekend, slipped a notch lower in the MOV race Monday night, dropping a 10-0 contest to the hard-hitting Mattoon Phillies. • Dubuque's crucial collision with onrushing Clinton was rained out, and Hannibal and Paris didn't see action. Walks hi the ninth inning presented Mark.Wyiie'8 Chiefs with the tying run, and errors. by Kenny Napier' and Chico Cardenas allowed the Injuns to wrap it up four innings later. Manager Jack Milaskey's Giants will'have another opportunity to ice up a playoff spot Tuesday night when the same two teams collide at Highland Park in the final home game of the season. It rightfield. and the margin held up until the fourth inning when Bill Close poked Feimster's change-up over the right-centerfield barrier to tie the game. THE CHIEFS got a momentary 2-1'lead in the fifth when, after two were out, Freddie Swick slammed a "bad bounce 1 " triple into right-centerfield and scored when Napier let Nick Siemasz's roller get through him. Kokomo, however, made a 5-2 ball game out of it in the sixth. Dick Jennings reached first base when Lafayette first baseman Chuck Smiley 'pulled his foot off the bag, and Zippo Cepeda followed with a single off the screen in will be the second of two "Kokomo Baseball Appreciation" • nights which wind up the Giants' first! year in organized baseball. M1XASKEY has tabbed right- hander Tony Russo to work for the Giants. Wylie is expected to send Ted Fowler against Kokomo in the "do-or-die" Lafayette effort. Rus- Dale Carticr's high-bouncing single to right plated Jennings, and Hank Mallcs Hied deep to center to allow Cepeda to skip home. Cardenas reached first when Kenny Kane let a dribbler get through him at short, and Milaskey teed off on starter Dave Wegerek for a booming to work the Giant half of the ninth: i,,. and Trossen was ushered in at the; Two-baM him Seim.n. zuccarini. Mil- start of the 12th. After one was out in the 13lh, Sicmasz got on on Napier's boot, and Close followed on Cardenas' bobble. Todd walked and Zuccarini boomed a double to center. Following Tuesday night's game at Highland Park, the two teams move over to Lafayette to finish up the season at Columbian Park. Single games are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday nights, both beginning at 8 o'clock. The Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Shaughncssy playoff is slated to begin Friday, Sept. 2. The first series, best two out of three, will be played between the league champion and the third place club, and the second and fourth place teams. In each instance, the club finish ing with the highest percentage during the championship season, has the right to name the site for the first came. The site will change for the next two games. THE FINAL playoff series, best three of five, will be played on the same basis. aakey. Three-bate hlli: Battle. Clou. Swkk. Home ram: date. Stolen baiei: Battle, MaHti. Cardenaa. Cepeda. Siemaiz. Sacrifice.: Mallei (fly.). Kane (bant). Henry (fir). Double plan: Ctox to Kani to Smile?I CloM to Kana to Smile/ to Todd) Henry to Clone to Smile; Cardenaa to Napier. Left on baiea: Kokomo 9. Lafayetta 14* Baiee on balla: Felmitar 9, Zvana, Wegerek 3, Keller 2. Troiaen 3. Strike-oiitai Felmiter 4. ETani, We«- erek 3, Keller 3, Komiaar 3, Troaien i. Hlta off: Felmater 8 In 9V4 innlni Keller 1 In 1%: Erana 3 In 1U| Koir ar 1 In 3; Wefirefc 5 in 5V4l TroiMn • In 2. Hit by pitcher, by: Felmeter (Kana). Wild pltthei: Felmiter; Puled ball.l MllnJker. Winninx pitcher: Trouen (4-1)1 Lo*- init plteheri Enani (21-10). Umpirei: Howard and Crum| Time> 3:53. lnfil omla^ MOV Results By The Associated Press Decatur 000 000 000-0 2 1 Matton 202 001 23x—10 15 0 Seibert, Johnson (5), Schneinder (8) and Schaffer, Smith (8); Green and Coker REINFORCING STEEL MERVIS, Phoft. 4121 [ All the claims for other gasolines can't change this simple fact: J * * * NEW HIGH-TEST BLUE SUNOCO gives you PREMIUM OCTANE at REGULAR GAS PRICE DOWN GOES THE/MAN' - Umpire Jocko Conlan'rushes to side of Stan Musial as the St. Louis barter goes down after stopping a close pitch with his right hand in the fourth inning of Ebbets Field game in Brooklyn Aug. 29. The pitch was hurled by Dodger's southpaw Johnny Podres. Catcher is .Roy Campanella. Musial continued in game, but the pain in his hand became so acute that he left for a hospital and X-Rayi which disclosed no fracture. (AP Wirephoto) while belting four Qiant hurlers for 14 hits. Jim Hearn was the loser (14-13) while Warren Hacker won his llth behind a seven-hitter. Dodgers in their half of the frame. The Phillies, who had won 9 of 10, couldn't hold a SO lead as the Redlegs tagged Roberts (21-10) for four home runs. Wally Post hit a pair, with his 34th wrapping it uP : Guo//e/m/ S/JOW In the ninth. \f*i L The Cubs also smacked four t/OS/I home runs, two by Harry Cbiti, Polio Victim TERRE HAUTE, Ind. IB-Herman Gruenholz, J7, a reserve member of the, Garfield High School football team, was reported suffering from "polio Monday but physicians said it win not be necessary to quarantine the team if exposed players receive immunfaa- tion shots. Garfield was undefeated Western and Wabash Valley champion last year. It will open its campaign at Linton Sent ». 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