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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVUXE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AtTGtfST 10, 1954 When Will Brooklyn Start to Make Move? Door at Top Has Been Left Open by Giants By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sportswriter New York made its move early. Milwaukee went into high gear late last month. The question now is: Are the Dodgers ever going to start clicking? Brooklyn is back with virtually* the same team that pulled away from the pack last August and finished 13 games in front. But only rarely this season has it looked anything like the 1953 aggregation. The door to the top has been left wide open in recent weeks by the first place. Giants. After their June surge '-th£ New Yorkers hav rocked : %f6ng at a 19-16 clip sine the traditional July 4 turning point Bums 20-16 But the Dodgers, who trailed 3*/2 on Independence Day, still are three full games behind. They'v won 20 and lost 16 while ih Braves have come with a rush winning 24 and losing 10, to pul within 4^2 games of Brooklyn an iy z of the Giants. Brooklyn hopes to get the answer to its vital starting pitcher prob lem tonight in Philadelphia. Man ager Walt Alston has picked John ny Podres to open a two-game se ries against the Phils. Second Since Knife This will be the second start fo: the southpaw since an appendix op eration. He couldn't make it the fiirst .time, lasting only 3 2-3 in nings 1 .. against St. Louis last week. Podres won seven games up to mid-June when he was sidelined Last season as a rookie he had a 9-4 record. Dodger supporters are quick to point out the bad year Roy Campanella is having. The , big catcher, troubled by an injured hand, is IOC behind his 1953 total in runs batted in and more than 100 points below his batting average of last year. Others OK But Campy mainly was just another gun in what already was the most powe-ful attack in the league, and his cohorts — Duke Snider, Garl Furillo, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges — are still doing all right by last year's standards. The Dodgers would appear to have a slight break over the Braves and Giants on the remaining schedule. They have 21 games with first division clubs, 12 of them are in Ebbets Field and they have 10 games left with their most favorite foe, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Last year Brooklyn beat Pittsburgh 20 times. This year the Dodgers stand 10-2 with the last place club. Have Cards Milwaukee has the most games left, 47, and the most home games 25. The Braves also have the fewest against first division clubs, 17. But they have to play 12 more with St. Louis and the Cardinals always have -been tough for Milwaukee. Nine games remain between the Giants and Dodgers, six of them in Brooklyn. The Giants also have 12 left with fourth place Philadelphia and five with Milwaukee. The Giants stop off for a single game in Pittsburgh tonight and the Braves open a three-game set in St. Louis, In the American League the New York Yankees, now four games back of Cleveland, start a string of 15 games against second division foes by entertaining the Philadelphia Athletics. Cleveland goes to Detroit and third .place Chicago will be at home against Baltimore. The White Sox trail by seven. j In other action Chicago will be at Cincinnati tonight in the National League and Washington at Boston in the American for a day- night doubleheader. Chiefs Get Wins Over Weekend After picking up ^ pair weekend victories, Blytheville's. Chiefs travel to Dyersburg, Term., Sunday afternoon to meet one of this areas' toughest independent ball clubs. The strong Chiefs got an 8-3 win over Marked Tree Saturday and clubbed Hayti for 20 hits in gaining a 15-4 victory Sunday. ~1 Stemac struck out six and walked but one in the win over Marked Tree. He allowed but four safeties. C'Me McAdoo pitched the first six innings against Hayti and shut out the Missourians for five of them before giving way to Marvin Ross. Ross gave up four hits, all doubles, and three runs. Marked Tree AB Walker, If 4 Bryan, 2b 3 Wright, ss .. Shaw, 3b Wallins, p .. Thompson, c Garrison, cf . Shack, Ib ... -, rf .... 3 4 , 4 , 4 . 3 3 4 32 AB O'Neal, ss 4 Garner, 2b 5 Bennett, If 4 BlythevlUe Fisher, rf . . Rounsavall Ross, i Foster, Ib ... Killett, 3b Baker, cf ... 3 1 0 4 5 3 White, • c 4 Stemac, p 3 36 R 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 I 0 3 R 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 H 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 H 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 12 Baseball Standings By THE ASSOClA'iEP PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 69 41 .627 — Brooklyn 66 44 .600 3 Milwaukee 60 47 .561 7 1 /a Philadelphia 54 52 .509 13 St. Louis 52 57 ,477 16Vi> Cincinnati 52 58 .473 17 Chicago 44 65 .404 24V> Pittsburgh 39 72 .351 30 V 2 Tuesday's Schedule Brooklyn at Philadelphia (N) New York at Pittsburgh (N) Chicago at Cincinnati (N) Milwaukee at St. Louis No games Monday AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 76 32 .704 — New York ..' 73 37 .664 4 Chicago 71 41 .634 7 Detroit 49 49 .454 27 Washington 46 60 .434 29 Boston 44 62 .4^5 31 Baltimore 38 72 .345 39 Philadelphia 37 71 .343 39 Tuesday's Schedule Cleveland at Detroit (N) Philadelphia at New York (N) Baltimore at Chicago (N) Washington at Boston (Day and Night) No games Monday. HERE WE CO AGAIN—Tohnny Lattner, who played so much halfback for Notre Dame, takes a toss from Stanford's Bobby Garrett and goes 35 yards for the All-Stars in a scrimmage session at Purdue. Nate Gress'ente, 25, of Clemson is running interference. The former collegians tackle the Detroit Lions in the All-Star Game at Chicago's Soldier Field, Aug. 13. (NEA) Roy Mack Gets Chance to Put Cards on. Table for A e s Today PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Mack get; a chance to put his cards on the table to- lay at a meeting with two wealthy Philadelphians seeking to buy the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team. Harry Sylk, a drug chain executive, join? with financier Albert M. Greenfield in talks with the executive vice-president of the A's. a Grounded out for Fisher in 8th. Marked Tree Blytheville . . Oil Oil Hayti 'row. cf .. . VTcHaney, 2b Hughes, ss .. izzle, Ib Gillian. If-p . Turner, 3b .. Young, p-rf . :ook, rf , ohnson, c .. Halstead, 100 023 AB 5 4 4 4 4 3 1 3 000 Olx SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB Atlanta 72 49 .595 — New Orleans ... 72 49 .595 — Birmingham ... 69 52 .570 3 hattanooga ... 63 58 .521 9 Memphis .. 59 60 .496 12 Mobile 51 72 .415 22 Little Rock .... 50 72 .410 22 MJ Nashville 47 71 .398 23V 2 Yesterday's Results Little Rock 10, Atlanta 9 (11 innings) • Birmingham 3-4, Memphis 1-8 New Orleans 7, Chattanooga 3 Nashville 11-7, Mobile 10-4 Games Today New Orleans at Chattanooga Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis Mobile at Nashville c-rf-lf 4 36 Blytheville AB 5 1 0 Garner. 2b 4 O'Neal, c-ss Rounsavall tfest, Ifa .... Bennett, lf-3b 'isher, rf 'oster, Ib-ss Cillett, 3b-lf 3 Jaker. cf 5 3 1 3 2 40 , ss Vhite, c .. IcAdoo, p Ross, p ... R 2 0 0 2 3 1 1 1 2 *> * 0 1 0 15 a Grounded out for O'Neal in 8th. Hayti ...... 00 0 100 030 Blytheville .. 10(11) 200 lOx 45 58 59 74 .637 .554 .426 .427 .275 4 J / 2 13 26 26 41 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. El Dorado 69 32 .683 Greenville 65 37 Meridian 56 Pine Bluff 43 Monroe 44 Hot Springs ... 28 .. Yesterday's 1 Results Pine Bluff 9. Meridian 4 Monroe 3. Hot Springs 2 El Dorado 3, Greenville 2 (10 innings) Games Today Greenville at El Dorado Hot Springs at Monroe Meridian at Pine Bluff MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 3, All-Stars 2 Texas Leagrue Houston 9, Dallas 7 Oklahoma City 4, Beaumont Shreveport 3, Tulsa 1 Fort Worth 8, San Antonio 1 Western League Omaha 6, Colorado Springs 2 Pueblo 4, Lincoln 0 Denver 5, Sioux City 2 Wichita 5, Des Moines 2 Sylk and Greenfield head a group of some 16 civic leaders seeking to keep the A's franchise from passing to out-of-town interests. Up to S4& Million Arnold Johnson, a Chicago businessman, has offered to buy the team and move it to Kansas City- Estimates of Johnson's offer have ranged as high as 4& million dollars. Sylk said he didn't believe Johnson had offered that much for the team, adding: "We're prepared to make a fair offer for the Athletics, not a fantastic one." Sylk said he expects a full financial report from Roy at today's meeting. Troubles Roy, his brother and partner, Earle, and their dad. Connie Mack, Sr., are neck-deep in financial troubles. After 54 years of operating the Athletics, the family faces sale of the club or possible bankruptcy. Earle says there isn't a dime in the till and the Macks are done in Philadelphia. The answer to the A's "stay or move" problem rests with Roy who has an option to buy stockowned by Earle and Connie, Sr. They have said they want to sell their shares. Roy says he wants to retain control of the club or make some deal to stay in baseball. Sylk originally said if he bought the club ,he would want complete control but yesterday indicated that if Roy wants to stay as a minority stockholder and a member of the board of directors, that might be arranged. Folks in Wichita Own Ballplayers WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — How would you like to "own 5 a baseball player? You can if you live in "Wichita. Fact is, five of the 18 players on the Wichita Indians Did Landy Run Bannister, Others Say He Had Severe Gash VANCOUVER, B. C. (AP) — Did John Landy, Aus-. tralia's premier miler, run the "Miracle Mile" of the British- Empire Games here last Saturday with four stitches holding a deep cut in his right foot closed? Landy, who- ran second to Dr Roger Bannister of England in the "Miracle Mile," said last night it wasn't so, that it was ''completely and utterly silly" for anybody to think he could run under those circumstances. Nasty Gash But Dr. Ken Young of the University of British Columbia health service said a member of his staff dictored a •"'nasty gash" on the sole of Landy's foot Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Joining the ''Landy had a bad foot club" were Bannister; Andy O'Brien, sports editor of the Montreal Star; and Jack Sullivan, sports editor for the Canadian Fists, Chairs Fly in Legion Mat Feature roster were "bought" by the fans. 0 Frank Hayburst shot a bush rab- 1 bit at Oak River, Manitoba and 0 when he reached it the body was 20 inside a tin can. But the rabbit's legs were free. He thinks the rab- 41 bit got into the can, open at both 15 ends, when young and small. Purists Startled by Tebbetts By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. (AP) — The spitball, outlawed in the majors many years ago. still pops up in the dugouts as a topic of conversation. Birdie Tebbetts, the Cincinnati manager, was talking about the illegal pitch as he waited for the exhibition game to start yesterday at Doubleday Field. International Golf Play Starts At Tarn O'Shanter CHICAGO (£>) — International matches, a sort-of attention-holding device bridging the All-American and ''World" golf tournaments, begin today at Tarn O'Shanter Country Club. The international competition today pits eight leading foreign professionals against eight Americans in 18 holes of alternate-shot match play foursomes. The same pros tomorrow will wind up the special meet, held for the first time this year, with singles match play. The two-day competition precedes the $165,000 "World" finale to promoter George S. May's two-week extravaganza at Tarn and follows the All-American tourney, won Sunday by Jerry Barber of La Canada, Calif. A field of about 90 Les Layton, for example. He's the playing manager of the Indians, a Class A Western League club. Members of a business club chipped in to buy Layton's contract from Shreveport of the Texas League. A group of female fans—secretaries and clerks—put Tip part of the doujh that has made other player deals possible. Employes of the Boeing plant which builds B47 stratojet bombers here contributed bonus money for Jact O'Donnell, a free-agent hurler. And Business Manager Bob Doty says the idea is catching on. Several civic groups have asked to be let in on player deals next year Doty, a former player with nine years of front-office experience doesn't claim to have a monopoly on the idea. But he thinks maybe he pioneered it several years ago when he was at the helm of the Lakeland. Fla., club, then in the Class B Florida International League. The arrangement makes it pos- Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Walter Cartier, 162, New York, drew with Ted Olla, 162, Milwaukee, 10. New York—Danny Jo Perez, 139, New York, stopped Dickie Wong, 138M>, Honolulu, 2. Oakland, Calif. — Casey Jones, 119, San Francisco, stopped Johnny Ortega, 113, Alameda, Calif., 9. Los Angeles — Manny Renteria, 135 &, Los Angeles, outpointed Freddie (Babe) Herman, 143, Los Angeles, 10. 40 exempted players, 22 foreign champs and the 25 low scorers in the All-American—begin shooting in the rich "World" tourney Thursday. First prize is worth 550,000 in cash and a $50,000 exhibition contract. Simultaneously, women pros and men and women amateurs will be men pros— shooting for their special crowns. "I'm not saying that fellow Lew Burdette at Milwaukee throws a spitter, but if he doesn't he misses a lot of opportunities. He spits on his hand, spits on the glove and then rubs the ball in it. He rubs the sweat off his brow, rubs a wet spot on his pants. Defends Moves *'He is a young fellow with great possibilities. He is going to be around a, long time and I hate to see him get into bad habits .1 think he is just extremely nervous and doesn't realize what he is doing." Tebbetts, nearing the end of his first year as a manager in the majors, has startled some of baseball's purists with his strategic moves. He came up with a four- man outfield one day in St. Louis and a five-man infield in a bunt situation. He defends both moves as entirely logical. "We used the fourth man in the outfield against Stan Musial in St. Louis. There were two out and, if Musial had doubled, he would have represented the tying run. He struck out. So it didn't make any difference that I had my shortstop playing left center. "Branch Rickey actually originated the five-man infield on the bunt situation. We used it against the Giants in Cincinnati with a man on second base. The left fielder came in to play third and I had my first baseman and third baseman in so close they could shake hand s with one another. "What happened? Johnny Antc- nelli hit to the second baseman for an error and we finally get beat on a fly ball, just what I was trying to avoid. But I'll use it again j if the opportunity presents itself." j Cincinnati has been having its { troubles lately because the "big" hitters, men like Gus Bell and Jim Greengrass, haven't been coming through. The left-handed pitching, supposedly the strength of the Reds' staff, hasn't measured up while the right-handers. Corky Valentine, Art Fowler and Bud Pod- bielan, have done better than expected. Birdie sees the National League as a three-team race right down to the wire with New York and Brooklyn in the favored spots. and Spindle Oil For All Types Cotton Picking Machines Delivered Anywhere In Mississippi County Finest Quality . dation Resistant Rust And Oxi- . Priced Right Dirtributor For FIRESTONE TIRES THE TEXAS CO Bob Logan Consignee Blytheville Phone 3-3391—Joiner Phone 2421 sible for the club to buy players it could not' otherwise afford. It also helps to create new fans. For example, District Lodge 70 of the International Association of Machinists (AFL) put up money to I buy first baseman George Hallow from Fayetteville of the Class B Carolina League. "You can find hundreds of Lodge 70 members along the first base line," says Doty, "whooping up for Mr. I. A. M." That's what they call Fallow. The club is expecting to pass last year's home attendance record any night now, and the Indians still have 15 home games to play, .... On Upgrade . Doty says the sponsors get "a sort of chattel mortgage on the player's contract—a memorandum. If he's sold at a profit, they get the profit. If he's sold at a loss, they absorb the loss. And if we break even on him, we've had his services meantime." Those services can mean a lot. The Indians have climbed from the cellar to sixth place and are still on the upgrade. Fists and ringside chairs flew last night as big Jack Moody, Lee Fields, Chico Cortez and Chris Averoff attempted to settle their differences in the Memorial Auditorium wrestling ring. The tag team, of Moody and Fields emerged victorious in the wild fray when Referee Virgil Hatfield disqualified Cortez and Averoff in the .third and deciding fall when he finally realized he could not handle the situation. The bout resembled a wrestling match only because it took place in a wrestling ring. Things started happening early. In the very first fall Fields and Moody armed themselves with ringside chairs when they were attacked by Cortez and Averoff while en- route to the dressing room after having won the first fall. The second round was a little milder. The four wrestlers stood toe to toe and slugged away at one another before Cortez pinned Moody after 12 minutes with a body press. Then things really got out of hand in the third fall. Averoff and Cortez used the ringside ropes as a vise and nearly had their opponents out of the picture when Referee Hatfield decided to step in and, stop it. He didn't, stop anything, however, as they kept slugging away even after the disqualification. , In the preliminary bouts Averoff defeated Fields and Moody won over Cortez. Press. Bannister won the "Miracle- • Mile" in 3:58.8 some five yards ahead of Landy, who had led most ... of the way. Landy was timed in 3:59.6. Secrecy O'Brien broke the story in a copyrighted article in the Star yesterday. He said Landy suffered the.. ; cut when he stepped from a shower ., onto a photographer's flash bulb. - • The Montreal reporter said Lan- • dy told him of the injury but swore him to secrecy "because it would- sound like an alibi." Landy promptly denied O'Brien's report: "It is utterly and completely silly to think that I or anybody could," run with four stitches in the foot. There is absolutely nothing to it." •"_ "I did not treat Landy, but a'. member of the faculty looked after him and we had instructions that no one was to know about it Had Nasty Cut '•I won't say that he had four stitches and I won't say that he did not have any stitches. But he had a nasty cut." '"'' Sullivan came out with the -flat" ; " statement that "Landy ran the mile of the century . .. with a ; cut right foot." Bannister, contacted at Empire Village late last night, said Landy- ^ told him-a week ago of the .cut",._ but "he kept right on training, so it couldn't have been too serious."Jim Eve, general manager of tha Australian team, termed the report "pure bunk; it's ridiculous." But he said he would have Landy'«_.;'_. foot inspected at the earliest opportunity. .,. „ Holland, Steele Teams in Split HOLLAND — Steele's girls and_ Holland's boys picked up wins in:. . softball series run off here last night. The Steele girls took a 15-10 " cotncst while the Holland boys picked up a 7-6 win. • - ' Patsy Majors was on the hill for - : Holland and Ada Howell pitched or the winners. In the boys' contest. Hugh James was the winner while Earle : " Armstrong pitched for Steele • ieele Catcher Carl Blanchard • received a head injury when he ~ ivas hit by a bat. ' ' . He was taken to a doctor, who . said the injury did not appear " serious on first examination. EVERY DAY THOUSANDS MORE AGREE IT'S A treat worth repeating Fine Kentucky Straight BOURBON Full six r\ years old you'll like its fine quality and fair price f 188 4/5 Qt. Pint Plus Sales Tax Sb PROOF • ECHO SPRING DISTILLING CO., LOUISVILLE. KY. KIEKHAIFM WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... ... YOU CAN OWN THE BEST FOR SO LITTLE MORE! HALSELL and WHITE FURNITURE CO MAIN AT DIVISION PHONE 3*6096

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