The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1955 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK NINE BETWEEN Al Wcill's up to his old tricks again . . . wouldn't let a noted photographer take outside color shots of Rocky Marcia.no for a mag layout because "the champ might catch oold" ... It was only 95 degrees out at the time , . . Coaches, you're in the wrong racket . . . Prank Leahy'g going to drar down $20,000 for 10 weeks of predicting footbajl scores on (limed TV (more than he ever made a single season at Notre Dame) . . . That was an unprecedented appearance Lew Hoad made before the nation's TV cameras after the Davis Cup . . . Not only because of what he said — interviewer Jack Kramer: "I understand Rosewall drinks a glucose mixture every night before he goes to bed to build up strength for his service. What's your formula?"; Hoad: "I kiss my wife's picture" ... but also because an Aussie player has never been allowed to speak for himself after a match, and in fact Captain Harry Hopman refused to let Hoad speak over the radio to Australia . . . Lew Hoad Tip to Portland: fight promoter Ray Arcel, smitten with the Oregon city, wants to settle there *nd It the leading candidate to be manager of the new Exposition Building planned there , . , Report from the Orient: the Far East Air Force Officers' Open Mess in Tokyo will open its doors to the visiting New York Yankees and let them partake of the club's dining, drinking and slot machine facilities . . . Al Schacht knocking himself out to entertain the boys over there. . . . You're a number one man in Nippon, relays Star' and Stripes sports ed Bob Bowie, when they call you Honchb . . . Better business bureau: center Wingo Avery of Clemson sold better than $1,500 worth of ads for the school's football programs this fell. Al Lopez has a way Q( knocking down peppy Coach Red Kress of the Indians . . . Reminds him who ended Red's major league playing career . . . Kress, on his last leg. had taken to pitching while also coaching .the New York Giants back in 1946 and on this particular afternoon was called in to face the Pirates . . . bases loaded and the menacing Senor Lopez at the stick . . , scared him so much that he drew a walk on four pitches . . . and Kress walked right into the showers, never again to grace a big league box score . . . It's a* positive as an electrode that the first day of football practice Capt. Buck Xystrom of Michigan State will get a skinned beak . . . That's why the Spartans call him "The Tape" . . . The biggest trouble college hotshots have in adapting to pro quarterbacking. says Paul Chris'.man, is learning when to get rid of "the ball as they lade back to pass . . . The old master from Mizzou is the QB tutor of the Detroit Lions in summer drills and during the season will work as a week-end coach plotung game strategy . . . Cleveland Brown aspirant Richie McCabe WHS a Pittsburgh Steeler waterboy for nine years . . . There's no more candid ball player In the majori than Jackie Jensen . . . who'll always give you a straight answer . . . Didja know Army was once within three months of having Charley Trippl hook up with Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis in a dream backfield? . . . The Georgia ciow Chi-Cardt flash was in service as a private when a Wesi Point emissary persuaded him the Academy would be the Hfr ... and he was all set to join Messrs. Inside and Outside . , . when they discovered he was three months over-age . . . Between you'n'mr, the sore spot in the National Football Isn't so much the Chicago Cardinals as the venerable, but moneyless Green Bay Facker* . . . May Be Needed Take-Over Guy Martin's Return Gives Yanks Bid Boost By HARRY GKAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NBA) — Casey Stengel has his pet project back quicker than expected because of Cpl. Alfred Manuel Martin's accumulated Army leave. Billy. Martin believes himself to be a vastly better ballplayer than he really is, but he's a take- charge guy if nothing else, and that's what the Yankees have missed since his departure during the training season of 1954. Martin, now 27, has been closely interwoven with Stengel's unprecedented success with the New York Americans. The Italian-Portuguese with the prominent proboscis and quick hands —In a ball game or a fight—was Ol 1 Case's favorite subject while still in the Pacific Coast League and the record has never changed. There is deep affection between Stengel and Martin. The player's self confidence is exceeded only by the faith the ol' perfesser has in the boy he developed. This in no small measure could be due to. the fact that Stengel and Martin are much alike — 36 years . apart. The 63-year-old manager sees in Martin the Dutch boy who came out of Kansas City in 1910 determined to crash the majors and having to wrap together a king-sized package of Intangibles in order to do it. It was Stengel's excited interest in. Martin that led to his appointment in the Bronx. Steng«l man- aged the Oakland club when Brick Laws plucked the 18-year- old Billy off the nearby sandlols and sent him to Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League in 1946 and to Phoenix in '47, when he led the Arizona-Texas League in five attacking departments. The next year, Stengel won the PCL pennant with a lot of old men and Martin alternating between second and third base. It was during this time that Del Webb had a .contracting job that cook the co-owner of the Yankees past the old Emeryville park. Webb lingered after a night game talking baseball with Stengel until the wee hours. Driving by the park the next morning at 8 o'clock, Webb was Prick Fines Lane $500 For Outburst , _ NEW YORK (AP) _ Frank Lane publicly apologized for | his vocal outburst against an umpire during "a game in Chi- I cago last week, but the general manager of the White Sox 1 insisted the umpire was at fault. Two Clubs Still Undefeated In Semi-Pro Tourney WICHITA. Knn. i.-Pr—The Huntsville. Ala. Packers, who came w the National Nonprote.wonal Baseball TournAmpnt without fanfare. I lake on the defending champion | Wichita Boeing Bombers tonight. | The two clubs are the only un- i beaten teams still In the double- i elimination meet. HuntsviLif surprised the St. Joseph. Mich. Auscos last, night, up- swung them. 4-1. It was St. Jo• seph's first loss. The Michigan club, i seeded N'o. 1 and Wichita have been i co-favorites to win the title. Lane berated Umpire Larry Napp beiore American League President Will Harridge in the seventh Inning of a game between Chicago and Boston last Tuesday. He was summoned to New York yesterday, fined $500 and ordered to apologize. | Commissioner Ford Frick said. "For conduct unbecoming a j baseball official and for using j violent profane language Frank! Lane is fined $500 ... 'It is i understood Lane will make a prop-f er public apology to Mr. Harridge,' the American League and to the Chicago fans. 1 ' The stormy Chicago official readily apologized and then gave' his own explanation: "I went to Mr. Harridge's box to complain about Umpire Larry Napp but my remarks were directed at Cal Hubbard. chief of the league's umpires, who also was there, . "I protested strongly against Napp's actions in ejecting Sherman Lollar, our No. 1 catcher, after failing to remove a Boston player from the game for a more serious offense. "In the fifth Inning, this Boston; player not only put on a terrible! demonstration in iront of the fans i in disputing a decision by Napp j but actually jostled the umpire and! kicked dirt at his feet. Despite thatj he was allowed to stay in the •. game. , i "The next inning, several Chicago players were jockeying Napp from the dugout but the umpire singled Lollar out and gave him the thumb. I admit the language wasn't exactly the type that would meet the approval of Emily Post but I was angry clean through at the injustice and I guess I minced no words in telling Hubbard so.' Managers Face Pony Leaguers In 'Grudge' Tilt Pony League managers will find! out tomorrow afternoon that tell- in p someone how to play ball is one thing, but actually playing the game is something else again. The Managers have challenged senior members of the Pony League to a "grudge" battle tomorrow at I 3:30 p.m. at Manley Field. i Fritz West, ace fireman for the Blytheville Chiefs, will open on the) mound and D?.n McCastill will| catch. Dan Caldwell will crank upj in the bullpen in case West needs! help. Other defensive positions for j the managers will be drawn from] a hat. The rest of the Managers roster includes: Harry Fan-, Chester Cald- surprised to hear the crack of the ball being hit. Curious regarding action at that early hour, he took a look and found Stengel, in an old striped sweater, hitting the ball around the infield to kids, one of whom was Billy Martin. "I made up my mind then," recalled Webb, "that anyone with that much enthusiasm for baseball at 57 belonged in the Yankee organization." * * • Stengel won the first of his five consecutive Yankee pennants In 1949 between telegrams from Martin reading, "Hitting home runs and batting in runs. When are you going to bring me up?" When the Yankees paid the Oakland club $65,000 and players for Jackie Jensen that fall, it was Stengel who insisted that Martin be thrown in. Jerry Coleman had charge of second base for the Yankees in 1950-51. Martin didn't see much service, went to Kansas City briefly the first year. When the Marine Corps air branch recalled Capt. Coleman early in the 1952 season, Martin quickly lived up to all the nice things Stengel said and thought about him. No ballplayer ever came closer to winning a World Series single- Hillv Martin Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland.. Calif. — Ralph Diipas, 139. New Orleans, drew with Leonard Galr.es, 136, Oakland) 10. Los Angeles — Lauro Salas, 127'2, -Los Angeles, stopped Epifanio Garcia 127 3 4, Mexico, 7. well, P. D. Poster, Bill Bear, Wesley Stallings and Jim Killett. The Pony Leaguers .all-star roster Includes: j a vroe. Young, Tinker, Nokes. Howard, Privett, Moore, McDermott, Bratcher, Wyatt, Coalter, Lute, Pitsgerald, Nelson and Koontg. Several Ram followers will provide the game's umpires. Read Courier News Classified Ads. NEWS IN SHOES Dynamic Black ^,^4X $995 You need black shoes for the new fall fashions... and (here is no smarter buy than Pedwin. They're Kyled fast, and shine liVe new with just a swish of a clotji. Come in and pick from many new style*. 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HALSELL & WHITE Main at Division Phone 3-6096 Magiie Surprise Starter for Tribe Against Chisox CLEVELAND Ufi - A surprise choice, Sal (The Barber) Magiie. hurls tonight IQT Cleveland as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a four-game struggle for the American League's first place. It will be Maglie's first start in Cleveland since his sale by the New York Giants a month ago. The 37-year-old right-hander made only one start for the Tribe, a 7-5 loss in Washington. Facing the Barber will be Connie Johnson, who pitched a 6-0 shutout against the Indians last July 9 in Chicago. The White Sox. leading both the Indians and the New York Yankees by half a game, will be starting a 19-game tour of the circuit. They have only five home games remaining—two with the Tribe and three against Kansas City—all to be played the r; nal week of the season. Cleveland Manager Al Lopez said he picked Magiie because he wanted a curve-ball specialist to go against the Sox. 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