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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1954 Stan Growing Pitching Flops As Opposition Rises By BEX PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Eddie Stanky's chances of sticking as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals appear to be growing slimmer day by day. Chances mmer . Unless there is a sudden change for the better in the Cardinals' fortunes — and none is in sight— owner Gussie Busch is going to have to decide how much longer he can stick with Stanky in face of mounting opposition. Bad Pitching- The source of Stanky's present difficulties is his pitching staff. He talked hopefully about his mound corps during the spring, especially after the purchase of Vic Raschi from the Yankees. But it hasn't been good, even at the start, and the staff has gone from bad to worse. Raschi took his lumps last night in an il-O trouncing, by the Milwaukee Braves. It was the seventh loss for the veteran righthander, who has won eight. Cardinal pitchers have completed only 27 of 110 games and only one this month. The Cards sank to sixth place with the loss. Eight of the 10 Milwaukee hits went for extra bases. Del Crandall, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock and Eddie Mathews all hit home runs. Uncomfortable Even with another two years on his contract Stanky must be mighty uncomfortable. There was a lot of good pitching last night, too. Jim Wilson of the Braves gave St. Louis only three singles in winning his eighth game without a loss. Johnny Antonelli and Marv Grissom combined in a three-hitter as the New York Giants shaded Pittsburgh 2-1. The Giants got only four safeties off Dick Littlefield and Johnny Hetki. Lefty Mel Parnell of the Boston Red Sox scattered four hits in beating Washington 4-0. Ned Garver spaced five singles in Detroit's 4-0 triumph over Cleveland. Bums Lose The Braves gained a game on second place Brooklyn, which lost to Philadelphia 6-3, but stayed iy 2 behind the Giants. The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 5-2 and moved within three games of the Indians. Baltimore whipped the Chicago White Sox 3-1 and Cincinnati edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1. Garvsr Sparkles Cleveland's pennant drive was stymied temporarily by Garver. who lowered his earned run average to 2.21, lowest in the league. Wayne Belardi's llth homer ,in the fourth inning, provided the only scoring until the eighth when the Tigers ran wild on the bases. Bob Grim gave up 10 hits to the Athletics but kept them scattered in becoming the first rookie to win 15 games this season. Parnell's victory for the Red Sox was his first this season. The left- hander has been sidelined with a broken wrist most of the year. Ted Williams had a perfect night with' two singles and two walks. A day game between the Senators and Red Sox was rained out. Dirty Sox Take 8-5 Win Over GMAC The Courier News Dirty Sox ham- Kiwanis Unwraps A New Pitcher And Joe Gourley Comes Through with Win Over Jaycees The Kiwanians of Blytheville's Little League uncovered a dark- horse in the person of Joe Gourley yesterday when the young pitcher, making his first start, let the Jaycees down with but eight hits as ae won a 6-3 victory over Jimmy Marshall, the Jaycees' ace. Gourley needed help from Don Stallings with two gone in the ninth, but looked good the rest of the way as third round play Lenny Yochim Gets Pels to Top of SA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New Orleans Pels are back on top in the Southern Association today and it's the same old story—Lenny Yochim. COOL WORK—Mermaids see that Rocky Castellan! hits the water at San Rafael, Calif and the of er c ? mes UP smiling. The Luzerne, Pa., middleweight, fighting out of Cleveland, tackles uison in a 15-round match for the world championship in San Francisco, Aug 20 (NEA) mered out an 8-5 victory over the i opened in the league. G.M.A.C. Motormen in "Y" Soft-1 The winners had a big fifth in- ball league play at Little Park yes- j ning which netted them five runs terday afternoon, overcoming a 3-0 and the winning margin. deficit in the second and coasting in behind the seven hit hurling of George Anderson. The Motormen jumped into a Bruce Connects Jones started things with a walk. Webb's roller was fumbled and then Jimmy; Bruce, the three run advantage in the first j league's top batter, came through inning, a habit they seem to have] with a home run to account for acquired over most of the season, three runs. It was all accomplished on on safety, a double by Frank Hall after McCahill had led off with a walk Both scored on Clark's drive to center, which was dropped by Ross An error on Harshman's bouncer to third permitted Clark to score. 'This lead was snort-lived as fche Dirty Sox posted 5 in the second on six hits. S. Ledbetter led off with a single. After H. Hardy popped to short. Ollison lashed a double and W Hardy tripled. Anderson rolled to first, but Lewis doubled, Ross tripled and Mathenia nailed a one-bag- ger to complete the scoring for this frame. The Motormen picked up one in the third by the unearned route, when Clark was safe on a roller to second. Halstead followed with a double, scoring Clark but being thrown out at third when he over-slid the base. , The Dirty Sox chalked- up a couple in the fourth on successive hits by Lewis, Ross and Mathenia and added the final tally in the seventh just for ornamentation. The Motormen rallied briefly in the lower seventh on McCabilTs single, a pass to Prank Hall, a fielders choice and an error on Harshman's grounder. Stallings then singled, Palsgrove was out on a neat play by Marshall, but Hallrnan came through with another single and Gourley doubled home two more runs. Marshall whiffed McDowell to end the frame. The Jaycees., while getting five hits in the first four innings, couldn't get them grouped and were shut out until the seventh when they got their three runs. Trouble In Seventh Ball and Cobb, first two men up, went out quickly. Then White singled, Wicker was safe on an error and Duncan banged one for the full four bases. Marshall followed him with a ringing double but Stallings was brought in to pitch to Cherry and got the centerfielder to roll out. While Gourley was blowing them down for the Kiwanis, Marshall was hurling steady ban himself. His big trouble of course came in the fifth inning. The Kiwanians '':ked up one run in the first when Jones singled and was driven in by Bruce's single. Thus, it was only the booming bat of Bruce that kept victory out of reach for Marshall. Kiwanis Athletics Board of Directors Sits Today to Consider Offers to Buy PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A board of directors meeting of the Philadelphia Athletics is faced today with two offers to buy the American-League baseball club. One comes from a Chicago businessman who wants to move the team to Kansas City. The other was presented yesterday by a syndicate seeking to keep the A's in 4- l*s /-i f\t -i *s !»•*-» •** /™!^A-- ^ •+* Yochim, a 25-year-old New Orleans native, pitched the Pels into the league lead with a victory over Mobile July 18. Manager Danny Murtaugh's club slipped to second around the end of last month. Last night Yochim got the call and put the Pels up there again. The 6-foot-2 lefthander, who notched his seventh victory of the season by hurling six-hit ball as the Pels decisioned Chattanooga 7-3. Atlanta fell before Little Rock 8-3. The Crackers are in second, one game off the pace. Memphis •ot past the third place Birmingham Barons 3-2, and Nashville's rampaging Vols ran over Mobile -5 Yochim gave up three runs in he first inning, then blanked Che jookouts the rest of the way. He ut the Pels ahead to stay with a wo-run triple in the sixth. Bill Currie was the victim of a 4-hit New Orleans attack. Gail Henley, with a homer and two sin- les, was the top Pel batter. Felipe tfontemayor also homered for the rinners. Little Rock launched an ll-hit attack on Leo Cristante, ace Atlanta moundsman. The loss was Cristante's sixth against 20 victories. It snapped a five-game winning streak over the Travs for Cristante. A two-run homer by Russ Sullivan and a three-run homer by Dolph Regelsky gave Little Rock southpay Dick Rozek all the cushion he needed to ride out Atlanta's ll-hit attack. Sir Gordon Says He's Through At Age of 50, He'll Leave The Saddle Now the Quaker City. Today's meeting follows talks between the Philadelphia group and Roy Mack, executive vice-president of the A's. Second Offer The "basis for settlement" by a group headed by financier Albert M, Greenfield and drug store ex- Baseball Standings By IKE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 70 41 .631 — Brooklyn 6645.595 4 Milwaukee 61 47 .565 l l / 2 ecutive Harry Sylk was the second offer or the club within a week. Chicagoan Arnold Johnson recently said he would buy the club for a reported 4% million dollars and move the team to Kansas City. The exact nature of the local syndicate's offer was not disclosed —possibly to allow Earle Mack and his father, Connie, now 91, to weigh the two without the pressure of public opinion. S2 Million for Macks Roy wants to keep the club here and maintain an active part in its affairs. Earle and his father have indicated they want out scon and that the club's financial situation is too precarious to continue operating much longer. It ha s been indicated that the Johnson offer probably would mean a two million dollar cash split for the three Macks. Greenfield, on the other hand, has estimated that it would take about 4y 2 million dollars to "salvage" the club, of which only a million would go to the Mack family. Philadelphia 55 52 .514 13 AB Jones, cf-ss 2 A peculiarity of the game was the w ebb, 3b .- 4 fact that the G.M.A.C, team registered one and only one hit in each of the seven innings and all of the losers' runs were unearned. George Anderson tossed them over for the winners and was not in any real trouble after the Sox hitters got going in the second. Frank Hall started on the hill for the Motormen but gave to Christie in the third. The Dirty Sox garnered a total of 15 safeties, 8 off Hall. This afternoon the Ark-Mo Kilowatts meet the General American Insurance Company Bombers at Little Park and Thursday afternoon will see the Ail-Star game at the same field. There will be 78 boats, representing 223 clubs, in the 12th U S. Bruce, Ib 3 Stallings, ss-p 3 Palsgrove, 2b 3 Hallman, c 3 Gourley, p 3 McDowell, If 3 Austin, rf 3 Totals 27 Jaycees AB Carson, 2b 3 EUedge, 3b 3 Ball, ss 3 Cobb, Ib 3 White, c 3 Wicker, f 3 Duncan, If 3 Marshall, p 3 Cherry, cf 2 Totals 26 R 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 R 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 Cincinnati 53 58 .477 17 St. Louis 52 58 .473 17y 2 Chicago 44 66 .400 25 v 2 Pittsburgh 39 73 .347 Sl 1 /^ Wednesday's Schedule Milwaukee at St. Louis (N) Brooklyn -at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Cincinnati (N) (Only games scheduled) Tuesday's Results Milwaukee 11, St. Louis 0 New York 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 6, Brooklyn 3 k Cincinnati 2, Chicago 1 Corky Valentine of Cincinnati ,,. ,. „_ ,lead National League rookie pitch- Atlantic Tuna Tournament offjers the first half of the season Pt. Judith, R. L, between Aug. j with seven victories. Five 31-Sept. 2. -anSB9[ other trr UOM ssnjooi Sporf-s Roundup— (By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) r ^ Y ° R u? ( ^ P) ~~ Someh6w tt doesn't seem legal: Archie Moore defending hi light heavyweight title and Joey Maxim not in the other corner. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 76 33 .697 — New York 7437.667 3 Chicago 71 42 .628 7 Detroit 50 59 .459 26 Washington 46 61 .430 29 Boston - 45 62 .421 30 Baltimore 39 72 .351 38 Philadelphia 37 72 .340 39 Wednesday's Schedule Cleveland at Detroit Philadelphia at New York Baltimore at Chicago Washington at Boston (2) (day and night) j Tuesday's Results Detroit 4, Cleveland 0 New York t, Philadelphia 2 Baltimore 3. Chicago 1 Boston 4, Washington 0 (night game) Washington at Boston (day game) postponed rain Hugo Bezdek Gets Honor NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. L?) — The only University of Arkansas football coach ever to lead the Razorbacks to an undefeated season —the late Hugo Bezdek—has been named to the Football Hall of Fame. Bezdek, who coached at Arkansas from 1908 to 1912, led the 1909 Razorback team to a perfect season. And Bezdek's won-lost record at Arkansas, 29 wins to 13 defeats, has yet to be equalled by any coach on the Fayetteville, Ark., campus. He was one of 13 coaches named yesterday to the football shrine now being set up at Rutgers University. Bezdek also coached at Chicago In his four years of play in the National Football League, Lou Groza of the Cleveland Browns has kicked 65 field goals. Trainers of harness horses find that one of their major headaches on the days when their horses are to race is that nags like too much to eat. -andy Admits Cut on Foot But Hopes It Won't Appear to be Alibi VANCOUVER, B, C. L?) — John Landy admitted yesterday he accidentally cut his left foot the day before he and Dr. Roger Bannister ran the "Miracle Mile" and said he tried to keep the injury secret so it could not be construed as an alibi. After a day of denying published reports, the Australian miler reluctantly acknowledged the stories were true. He told reporters he stepped on a photographer's dis- arded flash bulb, inflicting a cut that required four stitches. • The accident occurred at 3 a.m. Friday. Landy said yesterday the cut "didn't bother me in the slightest." Despite the injury, Landy paced he field in the mile until the clos- ng yards when Bannister spurted past him to win in 3:58.8. Landy was clocked in 3:59.6. WORTHING, England (ff) — Sir Gordon Richards, pint-sized knight of the saddle and the world's leading jockey, has decided to give up riding at the age of 50. Sir Gordon has been thinking for a year about hanging up his saddle. An, in jury suffered in a spill a month ago apparently hastened his decision to quit. "I shall never ride again in public," he announced suddenly yesterday. With Regret "After 34 years as a jockey, every minute of which I have enjoyed, it is naturally with no little regret that I make this announcement," said the man who knew the friendship of kings, queens and commoners alike. At Sandown track July 10 Sir the paddock by Queen Elizabeth's colt, Abergeldie. His retirement leaves another English-born jockey—Johnny Longden—as the leading active rider. Longden at 44 has won more than 4,400 races, while Richards retires With 4,870 victories. Only one jockey has ever won more than one running of the Monmouth Park Handicap. William Hayward won on Drake Carter in 1884 and repeated in 1889 on Eurus. University, State. Oregon and Perm BOSTON (AP) — A more confident Mel Parnell, injured nearly four months ago took a new lease on life today and so did the Boston Red Sox after his four-hit shutout against Washington. "I was afraid that I was all washed up—that it was too late for me to start over again," admitted the 32-year old lefthander. The one-time ace of the Sox mound corps, making only his sixth appearance since his wrist was broken by a pitched ball against the same club April 24, allowed only two runners to get as far as second base in giving up three singles and a double for a 4-0 triumph last night. "Felt Great" "My arm had been worrying me for a long time," Mel said. "I was worried before this game. But once T got started I felt great." The victory was Parnell's first of the season against three losses and his first complete game. A two-time 20-game winner for the Sox since arriving here in 1947 Parnell Was hit by a pitch thrown by former roommate Maury McDermott in Washington a scant 11 days after the current campaign began. Since that time he had lasted a total of only 8 1-3 innings in five appearances before last night. Your Motor SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans ..73 49 .598 — Pal Joey and Archie the gypsy had a lock on the 175-pound division or so long ihnt Doc Kearns almost — remember, I said almosi — ran out of new cities for the tour. They started in St. Louis, moved west to Ogden, Utah, and closed temporarily in Miami. At one stage, the good doctor was talking nonsense about a "fight to the finish" in Las Vegas. Harol^ Burned While Joey and Archie fiddled, young Harold Johnson burned. For years, Moore played the role of the neglected warrior. Once he got the title, he had eyes only for Maxim. Johnson's screaming for a -Moore bout fell on deaf ears. This is the night that Johnson gets his chance in the Madison Square Garden ring. Because he is younger — 26 to 37 — and because Archie is supposed to be having trouble making the weight, there are some who give the Philadelphia Negro a good chance to win. Probably Box 'im Now it may be that Johnson, too often a reluctant warrior on the big time, will rip and tear into Archie with the pent-up fury of a fighter scorned. More likely, he will try to outbox him, banking on the champ tiring down the stretch. The four previous bouts between these two men do not suggest that Moore's title is in too much danger. Archie won three of the four, dropping Johnson twice in the first bout. The last three were close but the old master seemed to have the youngster's number. In light of past experience, it should be noted th-' Archie hasn't been weakened by other weight- making bouts. Last January he had legal trouble with his wife too. He walker 1 the streets in a plastic jacket, trying to sweat it out, and had to peel off five pounds the daj- of the fight. Then he went into the ring and put on one of his superior performances. Six weeks later he was a rotund 190 against big Bob Baker for Miami Beach bout which he won by a knockout. As recently as June 7, the champ weighed a pudgy 189 plus while stopping tough Burt Whitehurst. He Likes Archie The last time we saw Johnson he looked anythir but a champ in winning over spoiler Jimmy Slade at St. Nicholas Arena. Johnson won the fight all right but he refused to take chances in a lackluster job. The way it looks from here, Moore's heavier punch and his proven ability to go 15 rounds will make the difference against a man who never has fought 15 rounds and may be overawed by the im- portancr of the occasion. 50 53 59 60 72 73 71 .590 .556 .516 .500 .415 .411 .398 1 4 10 12 22 23 Atlanta 72 Birmingham ... 69 Chattanooga ... 63 Memphis 60 ittle Rock 51 Mobile 51 Nashville 48 Yesterday's Results Little Rock 8. Atlanta 3 Memphis 3, Birmingham 2 Nashville 7, Mobile 5 New Orleans 7, Chattanooga 3 Games Today .. 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