The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1950 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVrLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Evers Overcomes Jinx of Wakefield And Hits Lusty .379 the By JOE JlKICriLER Associated Press Sports Writer Walter <Honl) Evevs finally has gotten out of shadow of Dick Wakcfiold. For nine long yoars the blond-haired, bluo-eyed slugger had to play second fiddle to \VakcfieM, lhe §52,000 bonus baby. + — Ever since both wcie 20 years old when they Joined the Tiscr organi- sation, Wakcfield was I)IP OHR in the spotlight, took all the bows and most of the! money. It u p ns just plug.! ^ plug, plug for the •unheralded St. Louisnn, whose only c 1 a I-m t-o fame wns thnt he was Wake field's roomie and trav- ^eling companion The pair stnrt- M^S&&<ffJl ed in wlnston l\ S^2*/fSalcm. N.C. I K £•£>£}'IS41 Evcrs batted Hoot rivers onl - v - 231 ^ Wakc- fteld'5 .300. The pair moved up to Beaumont, Tex., in '42. Kvcrs raised his batting mark to .322 but once Spain he was overshadowed by Wakeficld's .315. 3 years in Service Evcrs spent the next three year. 1 ; in service while Wnkcfielri was establishing himself as a star with the Tigers. He returned In '4(5 and hit .266. But SVakeficld still Inpucd him with a .268 mark. Hoot then moved up to .296 in '47, :3H in '48 and .305 in '49. But he never got the recognition he deserved. This season with Wakcficld's ?hadou f no longer hovering over him Evcrs finally established himself as a top drawer star. Last night he hammered a 10th Inning home run to give the Detroit Tigers a fi-5 triumph over the Philadelphia Athletics. It was his ntnfh of the camnaiqn. He also walloped a triple and single to run his hitting streak through 18 consecutive games. He added 10 pom [A to his hattlne average to place him at the tap in both leagues with a .379 figure. - Tigers Half Gamp In Front Evers' bat boosted the. league leading Tigers to a half game edge over the New York Yankees, who bowed to" the White Sox In Chicago, 6-5. It- was the first Yankee defeat in the west. They had made a sweep of the previous tour. . Boston's Red Sox whipped the Cleveland Indians. 8-1, to remain five and a half games behind the Tigers. The St. Louis Browns, fresh from a successful eastern trip, walloped the Washington Senators t^yice. 8-3 and 6-1, to move into seventh place. ; The St. LOUL? Cardinals Increased their National League lead Lo three full games, whippinc the third place Phils in Philadelphia, 6-3. while the runner-up Dodgers were losing 10 the Chicago Cubs in Brooklyn, also by a 6-3 'score. New York's Giants whipped the Pittsburgh Pirates. 7-0, and Boston's Braves trounced the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3. Pacemakers, Motor men to Play Tonight A Northeast Arkansas-Southeast, Missouri Softball League doubleheader will be played tonight at Walker Park wilh lhe Burnett Hud, son Pacemakers and the Bljilie- j ville Motor Company Motormcn j both seeing action. In the first game at 8 o'clock the Blythevillc Motor Company Motormen will take on the league leading Dr. Pepper Bottlers of I'ara- sonld and In the nighl cap the Pacemakers will meet the third place Deering, Mo., nine. Both games are expected to be closely contested affairs. In their first meeting this season' (he Bot- llers edged past the Motormcn by 7-6 count and the Blytluvillc nine will he out to even the score in tonight's encounter. The Pacemakers defeated Deering once this year ami will be seeking their second win. The Pacemakers are presently in second place in the league standings with a 4-1 record and BlyUicvlllc Motor Company is fifth with a 1-4 record. The Bottlers are undefeated in lour starts and Dcering has a 3-2 mark. Spray crews recently sprayed the Walker Park diamond with DDT In an effort to control tnosmniJies which has kept, sollball crowds to a minimum in earlier games, SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, Atlanta Birmingham Memphis New Orleans Nashville . . Mobile CUattancmBu f.lltle Rock . 40 35 . 32 . 30 . 2R , 27 . 20 . 10 Pel. .702 ,614 .552 NATIONAL LEAGUE W r, SI. Ixmls 31 17 Brooklyn Philadelphia Chicago . . Boston . ] New York . Pittsburgh , Cincinnati . 2S 27 24 25 21 I!) Popish Recalled By Boss Pirates PITTSBURGH, June 14. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled southpaw pitcher Frank Papish Irom IndianapoH; of the American Association. At the same time, the BURY YOUR WORRIES/ COMPIftf AUTOMOBUC INSUKANCI PROTECTION FARMERS Musial and Kell Take Lead in All-Star Voting CHICAGO. June 14. ffl>i — EUn Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals and George Kcll of the .Detroit Tigers nearcd a deadlock today as most poplar player in a national vole of r»ns in the all slar basketball poll. The poll, tn select starters for the annual game, July 11. In Chicago's Comiskey. Park, opened Monday and M-ill continue until mitl- "ighr. July 1. Musial was, H2 votes ahead of the Tiger ihhri baseman in fi/sl re- lurns but the edge was Irimmert if} B5 today, Miisl.il has a lotal of 2.704 votes while Kell has 2.639. Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn second baseman ami the National League's most valuable player hi 1949. | s third with 2.558 followed by Waller Dropo. Boston Red Sox first sacker eith 2.232, club released outright pitcher Forrest Main to the Indians. Main had a 8 and 7 record ttilh Indianapolis last year. Papisli was acquired from Cleveland. His 104S record .showed one win against no defeats. Ark-Mo, Hudson Defeated in CSt Kilowotters Hondcd First Loss of Season By Wade Lee Team Bolli the Ark-Mo KJIawatlers and ; lhc Buniclt Hudson Pacemakers. ! lwo of lhe '"ad Ins learns of the Blylhevillc Y's city Softball League. were defeated in league action last . The Kilowatters. who up until , last night hadn't lost a game, were •583 edged out 17-e by (he .surprisiiii; ..TO .522 .521 .407 .373 .319 Detroit . .. New York . fioslon Cleveland . Washington Chicago . . St. Louis Philadelphia AMERICAN IJEARUK \\' I. 33 H 34 16 Wade Lee Cotton Company '.cam. And in the other same of the double-header, the Blj'lheville Motor Company Motormcn, handed the F'Accmakcrs their second defeat of lhe season, a 10-5 setback. 31 25 22 10 n 18 Yostnrrlav's Results Southern Assnrlatlon Memphis 7, Atlanta 3 New Orleans 4. Chattanooga 3 Mnbilc 3. Nashville 2 Birmingham 9, Little Rock 0 Sutinna'l I.cairue Chicago 6. Brooklyn 3 (11 jnn- nes> Boston 5. Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 6. PhlladclnbiR 3 Ne»- York 7. Pittsburgh 0 American Loajnit Chicago 6, New York 5 Boston 8. Cleveland 1 Detroit 6. Philadelphia 5 (10 tnn- ngs> St. .Louis 8-6. Washington 3^1 The Pacemaker-Motormen tilt was the first same of last night's i doublehcader and it was highlighted .1011 by a five-hit pitching chore lurn- •680 i cd in by Charles Cook, ace of the .511 Blytheville Motor staff. •5!" Sl:i«c Six-Finn Outburst .440 The MoLornien sol to J. C. Wllit- .380[tic, who went the route for the -T>2 Burnett team, for a total of 10 •353 ; base hius. They iccci the game in I the second inning with a six-run : outburst, a lead tiie Pacemakers wore never able to overcome. L. W. Fitzhugh. who hurled nil I the nay for the Lee team, smashed j a bases-loaded home run to pate ! his team to victory. Fitzhugh yield: ed 10 base hits but he and his tram mates combined D hits off Ar!<-.\Io hurler Herb Holmes an.-l , seven kilowatter errors, and three | bases on balls to gain the winning j margin. Eight runs in the fifth in- I nin» gave the cotton bo.vs the win | Freddie perry. Ark-Mo first base, man. homered for his team in th? second inning. WEDNESDAY', JUNE 14, 1950 Billy Bob Elliott Receives National Football Honor Hilly Bob KHiofl Today's Games Southern Association Memphis at Atlanta, night Little Rock at Birmingham, night Nashville at Mobile, night Chattanooga at New Orleans, night National [.rattle Chicago at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at New" York St. Louis at Philadelphia, nighl Cincinnati at Boston, night American Lpazne Philadelphia at Detroit New York at Chicago Boston at Cleveland, nisht Washington at St. Louis, nieht Texas Aagie Slugger Signs With Cardinals ! JONESBOHO. JMT:? 14. i'^v_w-,llT ; Moon. Tex?s A <v .M*s norr.erur.- j hitiinc ouif'eldfr from Bir. "Ark, j.'airi yesterday he his 5izr.«i = con[ tract wi;h the St. LciiEj CardLlsi- ; So Houston of the Tfx-j i Moon gave i:p sp.c:her -ei. I'eliJ-.bihty at A <fc M i.~.; ^ nj-.-.-t Girl Who Injured Waifkus Improves CHICAGO, June 14. (AP)— The youns Chicago girl who a year ago today obeyed a "crazy urje" and shot aim 1 seriously wounded her irtol. Eddie Waitkus, star baseball player, is reported showing "mild improvement in a state hospital. The airi. Ruth steinhagcn, 20, was adjudged huane and conunil- •ed 10 lhe Kankakee State Hospital in a swift disopsilion of her ease. Wakkus. ihc Philadelphia phil- !ii?5 first baseman, was out uir the remainder of last season but has I played all this season. j Dr, Ernest s. Klein, hospital sup- ! ermtonder'.t. said Miss Sreinhaaen [ had made a "rather nice institu- j tior=al adjustment under supcrvi- | " , Billy Bnb Elliott, former Blytheville HiBh School Krldder who Is now a varsity guard at Arkansas Tech in Russellvllle, has been selected as one of the guards on the nil-small college football team which was selected by a national gridiron magazine entitled "Football—1350," it was learned here to- Jay. The all-small college" learn was picked by Stanley Woodward, 'of the magazine staff. Billy Bob, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Scruggs of Blytheville. starred for the Chicks as an end In 19-16. and received mention on both the all-dislrict and all-stale high school teams. He went to Arkansas Tech with Firman (Nig) Bynum. his high school coach, and was transferred to guard. As a guard he was named to All- Arkansas Intercollegiate squad last year. He will be a junior at Tech next year. Elliott, who stands six feet tall 'and weighs IflO pounds, received much acclaim from the sports writers of the stale during his first two ye?rs at Tech and has been praised highly by Rayinond (Rabbit) Burnett, head coach of the Wonder Bo.vs, This is the second consecutive year that a member ol the Wonder Boy team has been chosen as a member of the all-small college team. Jack Simpson, a back from Fort Smith, was picked on last year's team. able to foretell if she will ever be cured," Ynu'll Love- Our Flowers! Rlythcville FLOWER MART Memphis ni Caruthersville's Jackie Jarrett to Enter ASC in Fa I! ; terday. Mcon j.iid .JONESBORO. June 14. /,?>>—The' The 20-5<fsr--M I tallest freshman basketball player *elb In the state—that's the prize has- port to !'-» H^swc ged by John Rauth. head basket- "hen ih? 3'Jf!j »zt ir, bitU coach at Arkansas State Col- j for a series. lege. j Moon b ;ii ; He :is—Jackie Jarrnt. six-foot.! throws rizhihar seven-Sjgfh' youngster from Caruth-' -he twn fine. :-; crsville, jMo. ; the &TJth*e^. < The well muscled and erareful! and hit «ven r.oma jarrett Ls still raw male-rial for a i Aggies, cillege learn, Rauth said, but h!=- — sterling play in hich school marks i Tlle largest American llim as one of the leading collegiate 1 the nonvenosnoiis in =con piospccls in the south. i reaches a length oi 30 fs Jarrett's height will be sorely j needed by the Indians next year.! n^brxlj over 6-1 on >'n* ~ The la-s of all-AIC Ma'irirr Miller' Jsr-ett ^-111 enter *;•••?• oy giaduaiion leaves Rauth with' in September However, he added.: ITS OUR FAMILYS WHISKEY, NEIGHBOR rolxs decbre they never dreamed you could get so much Mildness and Tastiness crowded into a bottle! Godwin Nine Gets 4-3 Win in BWL The Godwin Oporling Goods nine scored two runs In the bottom half of Ihe fifth Inning yesterday to nose past Phil Applebaum's team 5-4 In a Bay Window Softball League game, The Applebaum team led most ol the way and held a 3-2 edge going into fifth. Bill Godwin hurled for his team and Bud Lutes worked for Applebaum's. This afternoon Ark-Mo Power Is slalcd to meet the Kemp Whlscn- hunt team in a league game. GROVER'S BODY SHOP Clcnr I.nkc Ave. & Chirk St. Expert Body and Fender Repair Highest Quality Auto Painliiitf All Types Rjtdiator Work By Hii'hh Skilled Mechanics Bvcry Job Guaranteed Owned & Operated Ijy Grover Canada Phone S9S1 RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Faclory-'I'rained Mechanics Any Make or Model Prompt Servic* Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 We 1'ick Up and l)eliy«r Fred Callihan I in So First St.. \ Colurr.bo;, O- D? tJ:= A—.erzcaz: A« . 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