The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 12, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 12, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1954 Virgil Trucks' Good Enough to At 35, He Needs Only Three More By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sportswriter M an ase when most fast ball pitchers are relaxing with their press clippings, Virgil (Fire) Trucks of the Chicago White Sox is blazing his way to his best season in the majors. The 35-year-old soeed merchant needs only three more victories to equal his 'previous high of 20. In his present form this looks like a cinch. Trucks, who broke into organized ball in 1938 and reached the big • I • VI • mnianc I hnvP IIIUIQIlJ I HI I IV 1 1 I I mnOf UIIUCI NEW YORK CB — Cleveland's reputation of folding the stretch may wind up only a forlorn hope of the New York Yankees if the Indians .continue to thrive under pressure. A opez' surging crew is traveling at a phenomenal .700 pace, but what's more important, psychologically, they're winning the close ones. Best in Close Ones Figures compiled by The Associated Press show Cleveland has the major leagues' best record in one-run and extra-inning games. The Indians have won 22 games and lost only nize by the margin of a single tally. In 13 overtime contests, they've produced 10 victories. Including its 2-0 victory over Detroit yesterday, Cleveland has captered 11 games by two runs and dropped four. The Yankees have done well enough in the one-run games with a 21-10 mark, but have floundered in extra-innings with five triumphs against five setbacks. The Chicago White Sox, in third place, have won only 15 of 34 one- run tilsts and two of six overtime tussles. In the National League, Brooklyn has an 18-11 record in one-run games for the top Slate while the pace-setting New York Giants are in front in the extra-innings department with 8-3, The onrushing Milwaukee Braves probably wouldn't have had to make up so much lost. ground if they had done better in the tight games earlier in the season. They have won 17 and dropped 22 of the single-tally contests and six of 15 in overtime. tion of the American League toe past two seasons. Alter a rmser- last year, dividing his, services between she old St. Louis Browns -*> and the w - ite s ° x (15 ~ 6) Comeback of Year His work -won him top honors in the Associated Press poll for the Comeback of the Year." Except for 1952 Trucks has been a consistent winner. Even in his had year two of his victories were no-hitters.. Last season, when he reached 20 for the first time, he won Ms 17th game on Aug. 23. He pitched five shutouts over last year. 12 Days Ahead Now he's 12 days ahead of that pace. He whipped the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 yesterday for his 17th jll Is Still 20 in 1954 Youngsters Are Given Chance at Tarn's Cash By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a dozen years Shrine Recovers To Clip Leading American Legion Ray Odle Muffles Opponents 7 Bats With 3-Hit Effort The Shrine Club Little Leaguers battled back from an early two- run deficit to gain a much coveted 3-2 victory over the league-leading American Legion nine at Compress Park yesterday afternoon, behind the three hit .hurling of lanky Ray Odle. It was -. pitcher's battle right down to the wire, with failure to hit in the clinches cost- _________________ set is given a good chance to crash through ing the Legionnaires. ^—f — A rt o.£ i« «„ n, ft T-iVhoct tAiimaTYiPTit Doc orris, Legion the so-caliecTold guard°and cash in on the richest tournament in history — the "world" championship opening today at triumph and his fifth shutout agaisnt five setbacks. Trucks gives full credit for his improvement to Manager- Paul Richards of the Sox. "It's a real pleasure to work for him," Trucks. said. "I feel I'm really doing my best and I'd like nothing better than to win 20 again," Trucks' performances so far this season include two one-hitters, against Boston May 1 and Detroit July 6. The Orioles reached him for nine but their most serious threat fizzled in the eighth when Minnie Minoso made a fine running catch of Jim Brideweser's long foul fly with the bases loaded and two out. Kuzava Loses Bob Kuzava, making his first 'appearance for Baltimore since leaving the New York Yankees, was charged with the loss. The White Sox failed to pain in the pennant race since Cleveland and the Yankees also" won. The Indians edged Detroit 2-0. New York beat Philadelphia 3-1. Boston pounded Washington 10-1 in an aft- Tarn O'Shanter. Only the more hard-bitten pros 4 have come through in the past, the youngest winner of any Tarn title "being Byron Nelson who aook the honors in the 1941 inaugural at the age of 29. With 550,000 in cash and a $50,000 exhibition contract going to the winner, favoritism rests with such seasoned campaigners as Sam Snead, Gary Middlecoff, Lloyd Mangrum, Jimmy Demaret, Peter Cooper and the recent All-American* winner, Jerry Barber. All are over 40 or pushing it. Three Rookies Bui there are at least three youngsters who are not too awed by the big prize as the 72-hole stampede starts today. They are British Open champion Peter Thomson of Melbourne and Gene Littler, each barely 24, and 27-year old Bob Toski, now registering from Livingston, N.J. The broad shouldered Thomson is one of the hottest tourney pros. He finished third in the All American- phase of the Tarn carnival that -.losed Sunday. $14,000 For Toski Toski, a little 127-pounder, is tors at night 5-4. three games and the White Sox by seven. . In the National League the Brooklyn Dodgers clipped the idle New York Giants 'lead to 3^ games with a 3-2 squeaker over Philadelphia. Third-place Milwaukee moved within seven games by shading St. Louis 6-5 in a game shortened to seven innings by rain. Cincinnati hit five home runs beating Chicago, , having his greatest tournament season, with a collection of $14,938 to be third in the official PGA money-winning list. Littler, National Amateur champion last year, is a stoic fellow of Ben Hogan's old school who turned pro nearly seven months ago and has been runner-up in the National Open, Kansas City Open and All-American. Each is ready to take golf's biggest money plum. There will be a $5,000 winner's payoff in the 7/omen's pro division and merchandising prizes for "world" champions of the men amateurs and women amateurs. Babe Zaharias, Patty Berg, Louise Suggs and other big name feminine stars will battle for shares of the $12,000 offered women pros. Frank Stranahan, Eddie Merrins of Meridian, Miss., and Arnold Palmer of Cleveland top the men amateurs. 8-1. Ted Williams hit a pair of two- run homers, his 21st and 22nd of the season. In Boston's iaylight triumph. His career total now is 359, good for a tie for sixth with Johnny Mize on the all-time list of home run sluggers. Sports Roundup— ob Grim is Yankee Surprise By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) NEW YORK (AP) — Bob the bartender is the New York Yankees' candidate for Rookie of the Year honors in the American League. They call Bob Grim the barkeep because his family runs a tavern in Brooklyn and he mans the spigots during the off season When Grim beat the Philadel- "I want another look. So he goes phia A's Tuesday night, he became the first Yank rookie to win 15 games since Hank Borowy in 1942. Spec Shea might have made it in '47 if he hadn't come up with a sore arm and Whitey Ford might have done better in '50 if he had been with the club all season. But those are "might have beens." Grim's feat is an accomplished fact. With 42 more games to go, the 24-year-old righthander could hit the 20' mark. Didn't Igure Casey Stengel was talking about the youngster in his office at Yankee Stadium after he nad beaten the A's. "The kid came down for our ! school," he said. "He was just out j of the Marines and never played j higher than class A ball so he i didn't figure. j "Everytime we pitched him, he | got the hitters out. Jim (Turner) i liked him and so did everybody ', else. When we go to Vero Beach j to play Brooklyn, I pitch him and i he shuts out the regular Brooklyn 1 lineup for six innings. They finally j get some runs on hirn in the sev- ' enth after Phil Rizzuto makes an : error. ! against Brooklyn. By the end of the spring training season, he looks like about the best pitcher we've got in camp so I said to George Weiss 'I think this fella can beat the bad clubs in our league.' last spring. "I'd have been happy to make Kansas City," he said. In his last year before the Marines he was a 16-5 winner at Binghampton in Class A under BUI Skiff, veteran minor league manager. The prize rookie gives Turner We put him in right spots until I much of the credit for his suc- he got used ID things. Then we ' started pitching him against the big clubs. It's a good thing we've got him, the way some of our pitchers are going. Whitey Ford, Grim and Johnny Sain, that's about our pitching." ppy at K.C. Grim, a pleasant youngster, never figured he'd make the Yanks cess. Turner, himself, is high on the youngster. "He's the Raschi type, a fighter who takes his business seriously." said Turner. If the Yanks ever catch Cleveland and win their sixth straight, young Mr. Grim, a wiry six-footer, will deserve a good share of the credit. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet- GB New York 70 41 .631 — Brooklyn 6745.598 3 ! /2 Milwaukee 62 47 .569 7 Philadelphia 55 53 .509 13Va Cincinnati 54 53 .482 16y 2 St. Louis 52 59 .468 18 Chicago 44 67 .396 26 Pittsburgh 39 73 .348 31& Thursday's Schedule Milwaukee at St. Louis (N) Chicago at Cincinnati Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 3, Philadelphia 2 Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 5 (seven innings, rain) Cincinnati'8, Chicago 1 Only games scheduled GB AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 77 33 .700 — New York 75 37 .670 3 Chicago 72 42 .632 7 Detroit 50 60 .455 27 Washington 47 62 .431 29 Vz Boston 46 63 .422 SQVa Baltimore 39 73 .348 39 Philadelphia 37 73 .336 40 Thursday's Schedule Philadelphia at New York (2) Washington at Boston (2)' Cleveland at Detroit Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Cleveland 2, Detroit 0 New York 3, Philadelphia 1 Chicago 1, Baltimore 0 Boston 10, Washington 1 (day) Washington 5, Boston 4 (night) SOUTHERN ASSOCL4TION W L Pet GB New Orleans ..74 50 .597 — Atlanta 72 52 .581 2 Birmingham ... 69 54 .561 4 J /2 Chattanooga ... 63 60 .542 10 Va Memphis 62 60 .508 11 Little Bock .... 52 72 .419 22 Mobile 52 73 .416 22V 2 Nashville 49 72 .405 23% Yesterday's Results Little Rock 6, Birmingham 3 Mobile 4, Chattanooga 3 (10 innings) Atlanta 7-3. Memphis 11-4 (1st was suspended second game of June 20; 2nd was regular game) New Orleans 14-4, Nashville 4-9 Games Today Birmingham, at Little Rock New Orleans at Nashville (2) Atlanta at Memphis (2) Mobile at Chattanooga orris, Legion ace, pitched his usual fine game, giving up only four hits and walking just one, while Odle was weaving a spell over his teammates. Hoxvever, James Pugh's home run poke over the head of out- j fielder Johnnie Plunkett in ' the i f urth, "ogether with Frank Craig's ttempted fielder's choice of Robert Lovelace's hopper in the 5th, spelled f' difference.. Odle's control was much sharpe: than in his last appearance, and although he walked 4 batters, he was able to bear down in the pinch. After Pugh's wallop to right which gave the Shrines a lead, Odle was inspired to strike out the first three Legionnaires to face him in the top of the sixth, and he never looked better than in this frame. The jegio;. appeared ready to make a runaway of the game in the first inning, chalking up two runs on Plunkett's lead-off single, "Rusty" Moore's free ticket and Mike Boyd's swinging bunt hit, loading the bases. Plunkett scored on thes hortstop's bobble of Dorris' grounder and Moore tallied as Dorris was forced at second on "Monk" -Minsavall's roller to second. The next two men fanned and Odle threw blanks at them for the remainder of the afternoon. The Shriners scored first in the third. With two away, Odle walked. Craig then fielded Billy Lambert's roller but threw into the dirt for what would have been the third out. McDermott's first single of thec ontest scored Odle from second. In the 4th, James Pugh hit a high Dorris' heave over the head of right fielder Plunkett and scored easily to knot the count. In the fifth, came the winning run, as Odle singled with one away. Lambert bounced out, pitcher to first but McDermott again hammered a single to put Odle on third. With two away, Craig attempted to get McDermott at second rather than play to first on Robert Lovelace's grounder, Odle scoring with what proved to be the winning counter. The gs .ne was played in approx imately an hour and five minutes. KICKOFF — Lloyd Merriman, Cincinnati outfielder, appears to be kicking Brooklyn's Carl Erskine off first base, but the flying Flock pitcher is only trying to get out of the way. He covered bag on Merrirnan's roller to first and they collided as Erskine made putout. Ump Donatelli calls it. (NBA) h 4th N COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado 71 32 .689 — Greenville ..66 Meridian 56 Monroe 46 Pine Bluff 44 Hot Springs 28 38 47 59 59 76 .635 .544 .438 .427 .269 15 26 27 43 ^2 Yesterday's Results Monroe 1, Pine Bluff 0 Greenville 6, Hot Springs 0 El Dorado 6, Meridian 4 (.13 innings) .. Games Today El Dorado at Meridian Pine Bluff at Monroe Hot Springs at Greenville AMERICAN LEGION AB R H PO A E Plunkett 311000 Moo-e - 1 1 0 0 Boyd 3 Dorris 3 Rounsavall 2 3 3 I'ulli" 2 Branscum 2 22 By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — A spectacular "called shot" technical knockout over able Harold Johnson in the 14th round added luster to light heavyweight champion Archie Moore s great record today. , c . 0 « Now the 37-1/2-year old fistic marvel will seek to fatten his bankroll with a bept. M title fight in Omaha "against either Joey Maxim or Jimmy Slade. Maxim, beaten three out of three by the magnificent Moore, appears more likely to get the payday. His wily manager, Jack (Doc) Kearns will meet sometime today with Charley Johnston, Moore's manager, and members of the Omaha Centennial Committee to talk turkey. Wants Heavyweight After stopping the fast-punching, solidly built Johnson in a dramatic come-from-behind fashion for his 19th straight victory, Moore said he'd like to fight either heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano or Don Cockell, the British heavyweight king. Manager Johnston, a realistic soul, said "Marciano has that Sept. 15 title fight with Ezzard Charles and I know Cockell doesn't want any part of Archie. We want the dough and they're offering Archie $100,000 to fight in Omaha. We're Lovelace Craig SHRINE AB R H PO A E Lambert, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 McDermott, c .... 3 0 2 8 0 0 R. Lovelace, ss .. 3 0 0 2 1 2 Pu \ 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 Taylor, 2b-lb .... 2 0 0 6 Dallas, Ib 1 0 0 1 Garner, If 2 0 01 Skelton, cf 2000 Odle, p 1210 * Stiles, 2b 1 0 0 0 21 3 4 18 6 2 '* Replaced Dallas in 3rd. Summary: Struck out: by Odle 8. Dorris 6. Bases on Balls: by Odle 4, by Dorris 1. Hit by pitcher: Mullins. Home run: Pugh. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 6, Kansas City 1 Columbus 6, Indianapolis 3 St. Paul 7, Toledo 4 (Only games scheduled) Texas League Houston 3, Dallas 0 Oklahoma City 4, Beaumont 2 Tulsa 3, Shreveport 2 Fort Worth 3, San Antonio 0 (12 innings) Western League Denver 7, Des Moines 0 Sioux City 7, Colorado Springs 2 Wichita 4, Pueblo 1 Omaha at Lincoln postponed ready." Moore was ready, too, when Johnston told him to go out and "get" Johnson in the 14th. "I'll knock him out in this round," Johnston said Moore told him. He did in just 56 seconds. The crouching champion tore after his tiring rival, staggered him with a right to the chin, and then rained blows on his sagging rival. Johnson fell on his back in his own corner. Trailed in 14th The Philadelphia Negro clambered up at six but his legs were rubbery. Referee Ruby Goldstein stepped in and stopped the slaughter. Although Moore was trailing going into the 14th, (two of the three officials had him behind), the 175- pound ruler said he had no doubts about the outcome. "I knew I'd get him," said Archie. Johnson decked Moore in the 10th with a right behind the ear. If the fight had been a ten rounder Harold would have won. All three officials had him ahead then. Goldstein had it 5-3-2, Judge Bert Grant 5-4-1 and Judge Arthur Aidala, 7-3. "I made one mistake," said the crestfallen loser. "My corner told me not to back up straight but I did and he got me." HOT DELICIOUSLY SEASONED WITH OUR CHILI AND CHOPPED ONIONS TAKE HOME SACK—6 FOR $1 1 0 0 01 0 OJ 0 O' 3 0 1 0 Golfer Gene wittier finished second in the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield, Conn., and the next 'week tied for second in the Motor City Open in Detroit. He lost a total of $2,150 In prize money in the two events because he' was serving his sixth months probationary period as a pro. 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