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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 9, 1954
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' OOUHIER MONDAY, AUGUST S, 1954 Repeat of 1948 s Odds Long, But Could Happen Yet By JOE BEICHLER AP Sports Writer Cleveland's steady stream of victories and Milwaukee's spectacular late-season drive have brought up the possibility of a renewal of the 1948 Indians - Braves World Series rivalry. The betting gentry probably will give long odds it won't happen but baseball has had miracles before. Remember the New York Giants incredible 1951 finish? A little over two weeks ago, if anybody had even suggested a Cleveland-Milwaukee World Series, -he would have been hauled to the nearest nuthouse. Just 18 days ago, on July 22, the Braves were mired in National League's fourth place, 15 z /2 games behind the Giants. The Indians were leading the American League by a hairline half-game over the New York Yankees. What a change those two and a half weeks have brought. The . Braves in third place today trail the pace-setting Giants by only iy 2 games. Fourteen Milwaukee victories in 16 games have slashed eight lengths from New York's lead. Cleveland has won 15 of 19 during the same period and widened its margin over the Yankees to four games. That is the Indians' biggest lead since July 4. Milwaukee whipped the Giants again yesterday 5-2 to sweep the three-game series at the Polo Grounds. A fine six-hit performance by southpaw Warren Spahn and a perfect day at bat by slugging third baseman Eddie Mathews were the "eatures. Mathews smashed Ms 30th homer, off loser Sal Maglie, singled in another run and scored twice. Effective pitching by Bob Lemon and Art Houtteman and home run hitting by Lemon and Larry Doby Nine Enter Hall of COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (.^—Baseball's Hall of Fame swings the gate wide open to nine new members today at the annual dedication of plaques honoring the game's greatest stars of the past. Bill Dickey, New York Yankee coach and one of the great catchers, and Bill Terry, the slugging first baseman who managed the New York Giants to thre pennants, will accept in person. Five of the new members are dead. The other two, Tom Connolly, the veteran American League umpire, and Bobby Wallace, a star shortstop of the 1890s and early 1900s, are too ill to appear. Those honored posthumously are Rabbit Maranville, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem, Chief Bender and Harry Wright. The veteran members of the baseball writers association elected Maranville, who died Jan. 5, on the same ballot with Dickey and Terry. A special oldtimers committee selected the other six. The World Champion New York Yankees, on their way home from a western trip, will play the Cincinnati Redlegs in an exhibition game at Doubleday Field. Baseball Standings By IRE ASSOCIATE!? PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New. York 69 41 .627 — Brooklyn .. Milwaukee Philadelphia St. Louis .. Cincinnati . Chicago ... 66 44 .600 3 60 47 .561 iy z 54 52 .509 13 52 57 .477 IB 1 /* 52 58 .473 17 44 65 .404 24y 2 39 72 .351 30 : / 2 Pittsburgh Sunday's Results Milwaukee 5, New York 2 Brooklyn 20, Cincinnati 7 Pittsburgh 12-5, St. Louis 4-3 Philadelphia 8-8, Chicago 4-3 No games scheduled today. 14th victory, banging out four hits ncluding a double and triple in the big eighth. Chicago's third-place White Sox dropped seven games behind Cleveland, dividing a doubleheader with Washington. Rookie southpaw Jack Harshman shut out the Senators 3-0 after Washington had won the opener 7-6. Roy Sievers wielded the big bat in the first game, smashing his 20th and 21st home runs. Roy's GB highlighted the Indians' 7-2 and 5-2 doubleheader sweep over the inept Philadelphia Athletics. Lemon's homer with one on overcame an early 2-1 Philadelphia lead in the first game. Doby's 3-run homer off Alex Kellner hi the first inning, his 26th of the season, got the Indians off to a flying start in the nigtcap . Pinch hitter Jimmy Delsing's two-run homer in the 10th inning broke up a free-hitting affair as Detroit made it two in a row over the Yankees with a 10-8 triumph. The Yankees had overcome 4-0 and 8-5 Tiger leads to force the game into overtime. Delsing's dramatic homer inflicted the fourth defeat upon ace reliever Johnny Sain and gave Steve Gromek his 13th victory. Brooklyn's runner-up Dodgers closed to within three games of the Giants with a 20-7 romp over the Cincinnati Redlegs. Aided by third baseman Chuck Harmon's two-out error, the Dodgers rapped across 13 runs in the eighth, 1 2o them unearned, to set a scoring record for that inning. Gil Hodges helped Carl Erskine achieve his aboard in the first inning. His second snapped a 6-6 tie in the ninth. Jackie Jensen divided four hits, two runs and two runs batted in equally in each game as the Boston Red Sox took both ends of a doubleheader from Baltimore 4-2 and 4-1. The opener was won in the llth on singles by Jensen and Billy Console and an error by Billy Hunter. The second-game defeat was the 15th by Baltimore's Don Larsen, to make him the losingest pitcher in the r Robin Roberts became the first pitcher to win 17 games and outfielder Del Ennis drove in six runs as the Philadelphia Phillies took two games from Chicago's Cubs 8-4 and, 8-3. Roberts was clipped for four runs in the first two innings of the opener but stopped the Cubs cold the rest of the way despite yielding 12 hits. Ennis hit his 19th home run for the Phils in the- first game. Granny Hamner, Danny Schell and winning pitcher Herm Wehmeier all tripled in a four-run Phillie outburst in the eighth inning of the nightcap. Pittsburgh's cellar-dwelling Pirates surprised the St. Louis Cardinals with a pair of victories 12-4 and 5-3 for their Second doubleheader sweep over the Redbirds in three days. The Pirates blasted five Card hurlers for 15 hits in the opener and won the second on Ed Pellagrini's two-run single in the eighth. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet American League W L Pet. GB Cleveland 76 32 .704 — New York 73 37 .664 4 Chicago 71 41 .634 7 Detroit 49 59 .454 27 Washington 46 60 .434 29" Boston 44 62 .415 31 Baltimore 38 72 .345 39 Philadelphia 37 71 .343 39 Sunday's Results Cleveland 7-5, Philadelphia 2-2 Detroit 10, New York 8 (10 innings) Washington 7-0, Chicago 6-3 _ Boston 4-4, Baltimore 2-1 (first game, 11 innings) No games scheduled today. Denton, Gee Meet For Bill Jo« Denton SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W n L Pet L Pet. 48 .600 49 .592 .571 .526 .496 .421 .406 .388 GB GB Talented Youths Challenge Veteran By JERRY LISKA CHICAGO (AP) — A persistent journeyman and two talented 24-year-olds today threatened pro golf's old guard as Tarn O'Shanter readied for the game's richest tourney, 51 57 59 70 72 71 21 y 2 23% 25 Atlanta 72 New Orleans .. 71 Birmingham ... 68 Chattanooga ... 63 Memphis 58 Mobile -. 51 Little Rock .... 49 Nashville 47 .. Yesterday's Results New Orleans 8-2, Chattanooga 4-1 Little Rock 9-4, Atlanta 4-5 Birmingham 9-3, Memphis 2-3 (2nd suspended end 7th, curfew) Nashville 14-5, Mobile 12-4 Games Today New Orleans at Chattanooga Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis (2) Mobile at Nashville (2) COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G T .V!--J O 68 32 .680 — the $150,000 "World 5 meeting starting Thursday. Greneville 36 44 58 59 73 .644 .560 .420 .416 .277 . 65 ...e-.-.-an ...... 56 Pine Bluff ..... 42 Monroe ........ 43 Hot Springs ... 28 .Yesterday's Results Greenville 8, El Dorado 2 Meridian 10, Pine Bluff 4 Monroe 10, Hot Springs 0 Games Today Greenville at El Dorado Meridian at Pine Bluff Hot Springs at Monroe 3% 12 2€ 26 40'/•> MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association St. Paul 7, Kansas City 0 Minneapolis 9, Indianapolis 5 condgamecalled nn ui ta s, ig n (second game postponed, rain) Louisville 5, Charleston 0 (second game postponed, rain) Columbus 6-0, Toledo 4-5 Sports Roundup- Years Mellowed Bill Terry By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. (AP) — When Bill Terry played ball and managed the New York Giants, they used to say he was the "what's in it for me" type. Maybe he was. But old Memphis Bill, at 55, has mellowed. I-Ie was back at Cooperstown to- of me and I thought a lot of them. day to accept in person his election to baseball's Hall of Fame and tickled to death to be present. "At first I used to get a little disgusted at the way they took personalities into consideration," he admitted. "It got so I almost didn't care if I ever did get elected. When I was named I had to sit down and think it out and re- aliez what it really meant. I don't know of anything more important that has happened to me." Had Feuds Terry, of course, had his worst feuds with the writers after he succeeded John McGraw as manager of the Giants. There are some alive, who, to this very day, will not say a kind word about him. : "If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't do anything different," he said. "I had a good ball club all the time. They thought a lot I did things for them and they for me. Would Join Indians "Maybe there is one thing I'd do different," he said. "I probably would have gone to Cleveland when I had the opportunity, before I signed my last five-year contract with the Giants. If I had gone to Cleveland, I probably still would be in baseball." Did the last '00 hitter in the National League ever have a hankering to return to the game? "Definitely yes. But I probably never will. Every time I start talking about it my wife, two sons and daughter start screaming. I was offered two snots at Brooklyn last year and the year before Charles (Dressen) took the job. "Years ago I had another opportunity in Chicago with the Cubs and I almost bought the Pittsburgh club for 1 million dollars, had the money and all, before McKinney and Galbreath bought it." Doesn't Like Lights "I'm ashamed to say I seldom see a ball game any more, just the World Series. I did see the playoff game in which Bobby Thomson hit the home run in '51. One reason is because I don't like night ball. I think it would be a r grand idea to start playing a little more in the daytime." How about his famous crack "Is Brooklyn still in the league?" Is that dead? "I seldom go a month without having it brought up to me. Everybody says they beat us out of the pennant that year but I always thought we beat ourselves. I'd like to have that one to play over again." One final question, Mr. Terry: are the Giants going to make it? "I think they ill. But if Thomson could get back in regular Mil- The first phase of Tarn's spectacular tee circus ended yesterday as long-overdue Jerry Barber won All-American tourney and "kid" stars, Gene Littler and British Open champ Peter Thomson, finished second and third respectively. More Matches •Barber, whose 11-under-par 277 won him one of his few major victories, will lead an eight-man American team against eight foreigners tomorrow in a two-day international competition which sets the stage for the "World." The international field includes top finishers in the All-American, who had to' play in that tourney to qualify for the "World" which pays $50,000 cash and a $50,000 exhibition contract to the winner. An exception is Sammy Snead, who missed the All-American because of family reasons last week, but will join the gold rush in the "World." Near Sighted Barber, who is so near-sighted he removes his glasses to line up short puts, complied rounds of 6870-70-69 to whip Littler by a stroke. Thomson finished with a 279 total. Other winners in the complex All-American were Babe Zaharias, who nearly forfeited the women's pro crown; Arnold Palmer, sharp- shooting amateur from Cleveland; and Mickey Wright, women's amateur from Chula Vista, Calif. The Babe failed to post her correct score of 75 for a 10-under-par 294. ;he turned in a 74 listing a five instead of a six for the 10th hole. But meet officials said photographers so harrassed her she could be excused for the mistake. Wolves Take Over Top Spot In Pee Wee The Wolves bounded back into a tie for the "Y" Pee Wee League leadership Saturday afternoon at Compress Park with a 12-6 decision over the Panthers. The Bobcats had gone one-half a game in the lead Friday by virtue of a victory over the Cougars. The Wolves - tallied In every inning but the fourth, being aided by the wildness of pitcher Cleo McDer- m'ott, who had trouble all afternoon finding the platter. He walked a total of ten batters and hit two by pitched balls, while gix r ing up six hits, and striking out 13. Wayne Holmes was on the hill for the Wolves and was also plagued by wildness in spots but had enough on the ball to keep the situation well in hand. He had 15 strikeouts BCC Crown Final 36-Hole Match Is Set For Sunday A young collegian and a veteran of the state's elite amateur golfers will settle the Blytheville Country Club's annual links championship when they do battle over a 36-hole route Sunday. E. B. Gee, Jr., member of the University of Arkansas golf team, takes on Bill Joe Denton, the Wilson sweet-swinger. They expect to tee off at 9 a.m. Sunday for their first 18 and will come back to the first tee at 1:30 when they'll complete the struggle. Two Eagles Denton fired one of his best nines in taking out Jimmy Terry 5-4. He had two -eagles on the round. Gee battled to a 2-1 decision over Walter Daniels in his semifinal match. Meanwhile, competition raged hot and heavy in a wide assortment of other flights, which also are now down to their final rounds. Here are last week's results (winners in each flight play each othec this week in the finals): Championship Consolation Williams over Coleman, 7-5; Gee, ST., over Thomasson, 2-1. First Flight Councille over Whitworth, one- up 20 holes; Guard over Langston, 6-5. First Flight Consolation W. Afflick over Knudsen, one- up; Stevenson over D. Coleman, one up. : Second Flight Regenold over Afflick, Jr., 3-1; Thomas over Morse, 4-2. Second Flight Consolation Haines, Jr., over McManus, 4-3; Anderson over Thompson, 2-1. Third Flight Caldwell, Jr., over _ J. Coleman, 7-6; Whitis over' Branson, 5-3. Third Flight Consolation Boone over Phillips, 2 up; Goodman over Clark, one up on 19 holes. E. B. Gee, Jr. The ''big league" of jai-alai — Miami. Mexico City and Havana support three schools in the Basque country of Spain where players from 8 to 13 are trained. Ed Delehanty. playing first base i the outfield for the Philadelphia Nationals in 1896, hit four lome runs in a single game. vvaukee could get back in there." He didn't even mention Brook- yn. in the five innings, but in between, allowed two safeties and issued six free passes. He also hit one batter. Each team scored two markers in the first inning. Gary Lendennie led off with a single and scored after McDermott hit Holmes and McDaniel and walked Burnham and Stilwell. The Panthers tied it up on a walk to Paul Long, an error on Panky's pop, and attempted' fielders choice of McDermott's'roller and a walk to Buchanan. The Wolves went ahead to stay in the second on a walk to Holmes and hits by Lendennie and Wrenn. Four more came in the third on three successive passes to Stilwell, Johnson and Lendennie, followed by Wren's three base blast, on which he scored when the relay was thrown over the catcher's head. The final three tallies came in the fifth on hits by Caraway and Lendennie and four passes, as McDermott hit his wild streak. The Panthers atempted a rally in the lower half of the fifth, as Long, Panky and McDermot drew walks. Buchanan fanned but Claud, Alexander drilled a triple to right and TV Station Buys Out Entire Park OMAHA, Neb. (;pj—station KMTV Omaha, purchased all seats and standing room in Omaha Municipal Stadium for the Omaha-Sioux City Western League game Sept. 1. Station General Manager Owen Saddler said fans will ""be invited to be guests free of charge in honor of the station's fifth anniversary and as a move to support minor league baseball. Saddler said he hoped to see record attendance filling the park which has 1",000 capacity. Wyoming had 3,714 applicants for the 652 "moose and mountain sheep hunting permits which the state grants for the 1954 season. scored on a very bad relay. The next two batters struck out j to end the surge. Team W. Wolves 7 L. 1 1 4 5 Bobcats 7 Cougars 5 Bulldogs 4 Leopards 2 Par-thers 1 This afternoon the Panthers meet the Leopards at Compress Park at 5:00 o'clock. The Wolves and Bobcats still have a postponed game to complete after the season closes this week end. Cards Get Lumps at Forbes Now PITTSBURGH (B—The St. Louis Cardinals, perched in fifth place in the National League, at one time found Pittsburgh's Forbes Field a haven for victory. Manager Eddie Stanky's charges had won four straight without a loss here. Then they moved into town for a five-game series. The Bucs finished that series yesterday with a double victory, taking the opener 12-4 and the nightcap 5-3, to give them four wins in the five games—including two doubleheader sweeps. Harvey Haddix, the Cards' ace southpaw, had his troubles in both games. He was knocked out of the box as a starter in the opener by five hits in the first inning and also was kayoed in a relief role in the nightcap. Eddie Pellagrini knocked in the winning runs for Pittsburgh in the second game after the Birds had tied it up. 3-3. in the eighth. Pellagrini doubled over one run as a- j pinch hitter in the seventh and then singled in the two winning runs in the eighth off loser Gerry Staley. He also drove in two runs in the opener. Pittsburgh continued a 15-bit assault in the first game Off Ben Wade, Cot Deal, Gordon Jones and Tom Poholsky. Joe Cunningham collected three hits in four trips to the plate in the first game for St. Louis while Ray Jablonski had the same percentage in the second game. Max Surkont was the winner in relief in the nightcap while Paul LaPalme went the route for the Bucs, holding St. Louis to eight hits, in the first. Shuffleboard was branded as * ••gamblers hobby" in New England in 1845 and it was banned from public play in several cities. Adolpr. Keifer, who won the U. S. backstroke swimming championship in 1935 at the age of 16, held that title until April, 1943. Call 3-8233 Paint Closeout Mftky Typct and Olwn i Price Hubbard Hardware BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 9 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e Tag Match CHICO CORTEZ JACK MOODY CHRIS and AVEROFF VS. LEE and FIELDS 1 One-FaH Matches Averoffvs. Fields And far. New "Total Power" Esso Extra is breaking all past sales records ...far outsells every other premium gasoline because it's the best you can buy! 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