The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 10, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 10, 1954
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TUESDAY, AtJWST 10, 19*1 LB (ARK.) COURIER Between You'll Me ',1 Wife Trouble for Netter; Tears For Willie; Threat for Grappler By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Staff Writer Can an over-ambitious, aggressive spouse be the cause behitfd the budding problems of a young tennis star, who's changed overnight from a gracious-and pleasant to a grasping and penurious "amateur"? . . . The clamor for Willie Mays' time before a game developed into so lively a hassle between two baseball writers that the Say Hey Kid broke down and cried . . . Max Hirsch, who just turned 74, confided at Monmouth Park that he got into horse racing the same year it was outlawed in New Jersey until • the post-World War n revival — 1893 . . . That was the year Edison invented the camera and gasoline buggies first ventured on the street . . . Hirsch was a barefoot boy out of Texas who found "himself stranded in West Virginia hip-high in snow, grew up to train horses for 15 millionaires si "taneously, win three Kentucky 'Derbies and prove he still has the touch in 1954 with Belmont Stakes .winner High Gun . . . * » » A manager known for the ton- serial velvet of bis tones will wind up squeaking if he doesn't square his short-changing- rap with the PhiUy fight mob . . . Joe Adcock of the four homers never played a game of baseball until his freshman year at Louisiana State, which he attended on a basketball scholarship . , .. He learned to hit on the farm by knocking "corn cobs over the barn roof with a broomstick . . . Now owns two farms, with Clint Courtney of the'Orioles for a neighbor. The story of one of baseball's phenomenal pinch-hitters is a success saga that could have come right out of Alcoholics Anonymous . . >. * * * Next time Willie Mays reaches first base against the Cincy Beds, watch how he bangs Ted Kluszewski on the biceps or otherwise cuffs him around . . . after which Big Klu will step on Willie's toes or scuff _dirt all over his feet — just some friendly fussin' between two clouters . . . Vic Wertz wears a guar" ~on his right' leg when batting to protect him from fouls and still gets his shins banged up ... The Dodgers' hiring of Red Patterson, the self-exiled Yankee promotion chief, is a sure sign prexy Walter O'Malley is alarmed about Brooklyn's diminishing attendance . When we asked Rocky Marciano how -Ezzard Charles disappointed him most in their June fight, he answered, "By taking a helluva punch! ... Or should I say punches?" . . . Rocky was telling about refereeing a wrestling bout in Minneapolis . . . Seems he heard one of the grapplers hated all fighters and might try some funny stuff, which didn't make the champ too happy since he'd been out of training for two months . . . "So," recalls the Rock, "the first time he growled at me, I caught him from behind in a full nelson, squeezed a little and whispered in his ears, 'You so-and-so, I haven't had a fight in two months and am just aching for one.' You know, he never bothered me a bit after that." ... * * * Jockey Charlie Burr, making m comeback at Monmouth Park at the advanced age of 20 (after three years' riding) has * 20-inch •waist . . ... Card catcher Bill Sarni, all of 26, has been playing pro baseball 11 years . . . The best snap throw in the game belongs to Yankee Willie Miranda . . . Second baseman Foster Castleman comes up to the Giants from Minneapolis with a history of chronic bad legs ... Between . .u'n'me, any pitcher out to bean a batter will aim behind his ' sad, knowing the batter instinctively backs into the pitch. Jablonski Is Now A Real Hitter Laid Down for U. S. WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1954-55 seasons for hunting wild ducks" and geese will be as long or longer than those allowed last year except in states which permit hunting as late as next Jan. 20. Legion Bids LITTLE LEAGUERI- For Last Round Title By JAMES VAN VALKENBURO AP Newsfeatures ST. LOUIS—Ray (Jabbo) Jablonski, St. Louis Cardinal third baseman, may become one of baseball's few consistent .300 hitters. The 27-year-old Chicagoan, batting .321 after 87 games, has improved his average 53 points over a good rookie season. All year he has been among the National League's top 10 in batting and first five in runs batted in. Why the big improvement? Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky who calls Jabbo a. "natural right- handed hitter, says the main reason for the improvement is that he bypassed winter baseball. Jabbo agrees, and says his efforts to become a "place" hitter have paid off. "I think I'm also watching the ball better," he says. Figures show he already has almost as many walks as in all of 1953, and is striking out less often. Stan Musial tabs Jablonski as "definitely a .300 hitter. His temperament is ideal and he isn't the type to make a slump worse by worry," says Musial. "He thrives on a tough situation. Undersecretary of the Interior Ralph A. Tudor last night made public the basic regulations to govern taking of migratory waterfowl during the 1954-55 season. Basic Season He announced that the basic hunting season for. ducks, geese and coots will extend from Oct. 1 to Jan. 10, with state game administrators permitted to fix the seasons for their states within that framework. States will be allowed- to have seasons running for a consecutive number of days, or two split seasons totallinig somewhat less than is permissible for a straight-days season. Those desiring to do so may extend the ~ season as late as Jan. 20 by giving up two days of allowable hunting for each day of extension, but this is permissible only when a consecutive-days season is chosen. The season- will end Jan. 10 for all states choosing split seasons. New Option States also are given a new op;ion of selecting . shooting hours. They may extend from one-half iour before sunrise to one hour Before sunset, or until sunset. Hunting of woodcock and jacksnipe, however, will be allowed un- t" sunset in the seasons specified for taking them. On the opening day of each season, including each half of a split season, hunting will begin at noon. The permissible seasons in three flyways, the same as last year, will be: Atlantic, 60 consecutive days or split 27-day seasons. Mississippi, which includes Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Iowa, except for wood ducks, 55 days consecutive or two 25-day splits. Central, which includes Kansas Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska, 60 days straight or 27 days i each of two solits. •That's why he is a good man to bat behind Musial," says Stanky. Jablonski's 21 homers ana 112 RBI's were Cardinal rookie records. He is keeping pace with 11 home runs and 76 runs batted in after 87 games this year. The old St. Louis rookie marks were set by big names, Johnny Mize, with 19 homers and Joe Medwick with -98 RBI's. No one expects him to duplicate Mize's homers because he sprays hits to all fields as Medwick did. "I don't try to pull the ball over the fence—Just meet it." says Jabbo. Jablonski played 249 consecutive games since taking over third on opening day last year. A pulled muscle forced him out on July 23. His 157 games was a league rookie record and tied the league mark. His fielding, especially throwing, has been spotty. But Stanky isn't concerned — "For every game he loses with his glove, he wins 10 with his bat." Jablonski seems certain of whip- j ping the so-called "sophomore jinx" j which has afflicted many players j after a big rookie year. ' Wards Gets 6-5 Win I n Extra Frames In one of the better games o the softball season", the Montgom ery Ward team went into extra in nings to pull one out of the fir j by brushing past Southwestern' Bell Ringers by a 6-5 count a Little Park yesterday afternoon. Except for a five run fourth in ning, Bill Baker had the Bell team eating out of his hand, as he al lowed a total of only seven bas hits, four of which came in th fourth after the side should hav been retired. Jack Christie, on the mound fo Bell, was almost as effective, al lowing 13 safeties, but scatterini them pretty well except for th opening canto, when Ward' rapped out four bingles. Montgomery Ward tallied twi markers in the first, Ed Stile leading off with a double and be ing scored on Lee Crowe's double Baker then helped his own cause along with a single that scored Crowe. After Charley Lutes linec out to short on a spectacular sta" by Malone, Gann singled for th fourth hit of the inning. They added one in the second on McAdoo's home run drive righ center. Meantime, the Bell Ringers had the toa ':er working, popping up t thb infield in monotonous fashion until the big fourth. In that frame Mel Hay led off with a lazy fly tc left center, which popped in am out of Lewis', glove. Johnson's Shot to third bouncei off Cox's best and both runner were safe. Bill Michael singlei Hay home, but Been and Malon skied- to the garden. With tw. away, Koonce singled and Christie doubled him home. Jimmy Parrish scored Christ! with a single and went to thirc when Lewis skidded under Baker' pop to left. Ross ended it with a pop to the pitcher. This uprising gave the Bell Ringers a 5-3 advantage which they nursed until the sixth when Ward's tied it up. Lutes led off with a single anc took, second when the outfielc booted the ball. Gann walked and both advanced on a passe- ball. Cox's sacrifice fly scored Lutes and Tinker singled Gann home with the tying run. From that point, it was a string of goose eggs for both teams until the ninth. Wards threatened in the seventh, when Mathenia led off with a pass. Stiles popped a single over second, Mathenia holding second. Boudreau Still Is Master Strategist By FRANK ECK AP Newsfeatures Sports Editor Some baseball strategy is born of frustration; some is the invention of Lou Boudreau. Boudreau, 37-year-old manager, must realize his Boston Red Sox aren't going anywhere in the American League race this year. Ted Williams' broken collar bone and Mel ParnelTs fractured wrist were too much for one team to overcome. But he stays in there trying. Every chance JQlinois Louis gets he comes up with something new. On Boston's July visit to Yankee Stadium with Mickey Mantle on third and Ivy Noren on second and the count 3-2 on Gene Woodling, Boudreau called for a play he must have waited many months to uncover. Pitcher Frank Sullivan and Catcher 4*mmy White went into a huddle. On the 3-2 pitch White stepped wide of the plate as if he had called for a, fourth ball to give Woodling an intentional walk. As Sullivan delivered, White quickly moved back behind the plate. The pitch was low and Woodling got his walk. But it was supposed to be a strike. At least it caught Woodling with hi* lumber down. The play recalled the time master strategist Boudreau, as manager of the Cleveland Indians in 1946, invited Ted Williams to hit to left field. "We had lost the first game of a double header, 11-10, to the Red Sox in Fenway Park," says Bou dreau. "It was in July 1946. Wil Hams reached out and pulled an intentional outside pitch into righ field to beat us. Between -games this brought out an idea I had kicking around in my mind." It was the Williams shift, with all the. infielders, including the third baseman, playing between first and second base and the left fielder playing shallow. Boudreau figured if Williams tried to hit to right he would be held to singles. He also thought the psychology of choking up the -h* side of the infield with fielders would upset the great hitter. "For the rest of that game, and for the rest of the season it was 10 to 1 in my favor when we used the shift," Boudreau claimed. Authorized Frigidaire Service Household-Commercial and Air Conditioning In the 1946 Cardinal-Red Sox World Series, St. Louis freshman pilot Eddie Dyer also used the shift with success, holding Williams to five singles as the Cards won the Series in seven games. Dyer modified his shift. He copied Boudreau's pattern with one exception. He had the third baseman playing in the shortstop's spqt. In the spring of 1948 Boudreau worked on another play. It was the pick-off. In this one the shortstop (Boudreau in this case) jives the pitcher the sign while he is on the rubber. He gets the pitcher's eye when he turns to check the runner's lead. Boudreau gave his signal by placing his glove over his left knee. The pitcher, seeing: the sign, turns his head toward home and while facing the batter he be- gins to count: "A thousand one and a thousand two." Broken down into syllables the count could be 1 to 9. The- pitcher then wheels and throws the ball to second base and th-> shortstop is there to take the throw, sometimes . nabbing the surprised' runner. This play seemed to work to perfection in the opening game of the 1948 World Series against the Boston Braves. But umpire Bill Stewart called runner Phil Masi safe. Masi scored a few minutes later on a single by Tommy Holmes, and John Sain beat Bob Feller, 1-0. But it wasn't Boudreau's fault. Boudreau thought Stewart missed the pl-k-off. Ke gave Stewart a hard time throughout the Series, which the Indians finally won, 4-2. You Art Invittd to Attend the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL PICNIC Sunday, Angus* 15 — 12 Noon ot T. I. O'Kttft Farm, E. Hiway 18 Barb«ciM and Steak Adult $1.00-Children 50c THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE And Probable Pitching Assignments Tuesday — Kiwanis at Jaycees: Jimmy Brace (4-4) on Don Stallings (1-0) versus Jimmy Marshall (6-4). Wednesday—American Legion at Shrine Club: Doug Dorris (9-0) versus Hay Odle (3-3). Thursday—Rotary Club at Lions Club: Tom Smith (3-6) versus Biiir Nelson (2-4). By J. P. Friend With the American Legion already possessing- two-thirds of the 1954 Little League championship and highly favored to make it three consecutive rounds, principal interest will center on the record department as the six teams square off for' the final section this afternoon. Coach Ott (The Fox) Mullins' well balanced crew made it two in a row last week by knocking off their arch rivals, the Siwanis Club, 4-1, with ace Doug Dorris racking up victory. No. 9, a new consecutive win record. The old mark of eight was set by Joe Bratcher last year. Fanning 11 Kiwanis, Dorris boosted his strikeout total to 101, exceeding by one Bratcher's 1953 high of 100. The Lions Club star established his total in 54 2/3 innings, as compared to 65 for Dorris. Five batting records have been broken and replaced with new ones. Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis curver, the league leading hitter with .679 has collected 19 hits and 34 total bases, both projects for the future. ,He tied the home run record with three four masters, the same as Dorris With one away, Baker was given an intentional walk to load the sacks, ^or the second time, Lutes lined hard to short, who took it going toward third and stepped on the bag for a double play. In the ninth. Tinker led off and lined out to center but McAdoo singled, stole second and scored on Mathenia's single. Crowe and McAdoo led the hitting attack of the winners, the former having a double and two singles in four appearances, while McAdoo had a homer and single. Christie, with a double and single led the Southwestern hitting. This afternoon at Little Park, the Courier News Dirty Sox meet the General Motors entry .,at 5:00 o'clock. American Legion arid Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall. While not record breaking performances, Bruce has scored the most runs, 13 and batted in the most runs, 19. Jimmy Killett is second in the hitting parade with .536, thanks to a perfect 4-4 plate dish last week. One of the safeties was his third home run. A pair of doubles not only gave the crack Lions Club shortstop the leadership in that department, but broke the league rec- oixi. He now has five. 'Dorris rates the No. 3 spot at .483, •with Larry Whitle, Shrine's capable little outfielder, coming in fourth with .419. A total of 11 other batsmen are gracing the .300 circle, including Rounsavall, .378; Curt Branscum, Rotary, and Jimmy Pugh, improving Shrine versatile' youngster. .375 apiece; Bob Lovelace, Shrine Club shortstop who has come along fast, .367; Bobby Jacques, hustling Lion Club third baseman, .355; Tom. Smith, Rotary Club, .345; Johnny Ray Plunkett, American Legion leactoff and crack right fielder, .345; Jesse (Popoff) Taylor, Shrine's outstanding second baseman, .333, the same as Don Siallings, Kiwanis' | sterling all-round star; and Jerry! Hcnige, Rotary Club "cutie" who isj rated among the best third sackers, .303. Don .Huey, Rotary Club (J286) is the only hitter with three cripples. Marshall, Jaycee string bean, has boosted his winning record to 6-4 with wins his last two times out, Bruce has 4-4 on the mound; Ray Odle, Shrine Club, 3-3. 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