The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1950
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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1950 RLYTHEVn.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Kelt Crams Freak Hitter' Talk Down Critics' Throats George Kell of Detroit seems determined to erase the "freak hitter" smudge from his American League batting crown. They said it was a mistake when the Tiger third baseman nosed out Ted VVil- •is of Boston for the title on the final day of the '40 season. Brother, it's no mistake this this year. Day after day Kell keeps shoving his average a little higher. Now it's .386, best in the majors. Williams. moving up gradually after a serious slump, is hitting .326. Oldtimers are reminded of Ty Cobb by the way Kell holds his bat with his hands several i n c h e apart. For years,' It's been stylish to swing from the end o M h e bat, aiming for the stands. Kell finds f! he can spray his shots lo all fields ' ! And he still get \ his three or four homers a season. Nobody is calling him 11 "freak hitter" this siting George Kell Kell slashed two singles and a double in three trips against Philadelphia yesterday as the Tigers thumped the A's. 7-3. The victory, coupled with a New York defeat, gave Detroit a 114 game lead in the American lead race. Pierce Hurls One-Hitter ^•edrty Hutchison survived a s'SRy start anil finish to rack up his seventh victory for the onrush- Ing Tigers who have swept 11 of their last 21 starts. Maybe Chicago's "Billy Pierce finally "arrived" with his 5-0 one- hitter against the New York Yall- bcst 'pitched ANPINCS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I. Atlanta 40 18 Birmingham 38 22 Memphis . 33 New Orleans 31 Nashville 29 Mobile 27 Chattanooga 26 Little Rock 10 20 27 23 31 34 46 NATIONAL LEAGUE kees yesterday, the game of the season and his first big league shutout. When the Tigers, desperate for a catcher, marie a deal with Chicago for Aaron Robinson after the 1948 season. Pierce went to (he White Sox. He had a dull 7-15 record last year and was 3-5 for this season until yesterday. Only a single by Billy Johnson, leading off tbe fifth inning, robbed Tierce of a no-hitler in a game interrupted three times by rain. It was the third straight for the White Sox over the Yanks who continue to make all pitchers look good. - At Cleveland Bobby Lemon hit it home run in the Tribe's 3-1 victory over Boston. Lemon's homer tied the score in the filth and Al Rosen's nth of the year with Larry Doby on base in the sixth ruined Walt Masterson's fifth start. Lemon's eighth victory, high in the American, enabled the Indians to take the sfrics from Boston which had won the opener. Browns Out nf Cellar fit, Louis pulled out of the cellar u^L a come-from-behind win over Washington. 16-0. Dick Kokos homered for the Browns and Eddie Stewart and Eddie Yost for the Senators In the wild slugfcst. Harry Dorish who whipped Washington Tuesday, picked up a relief win, his third, as the Browns pulled It out with two rallies. Mickey Harris, involved in a five-run St. Louis explosion in the sixth Inning, was charged with the defeat. Billy Bouthworth's Boston Braves, revived by their return home, knocked off Cincinnati In both ends of a doublehcartcr. It was the only '" action In the National. Rain washed out the St. Louis at Philadelphia night game and the Chicago nt Brooklyn and Pittsburgh at New York day games. Sid Gordon hit his l!Hh homer plus a double and two singles (o - help Warren Spahn win the first game, 5-3. It was Spahn's eighth success. The second game went 10 innings before Tommy Holmes singled home Walker Cooper with the winning run 6-5. The double victory boosted the Braves Into fourth place ahead of the idle Cubs. St. Louis . .. Brooklyn . Philadelphia . Boston Chicago New York . Pittsburgh . . Cincinnati . . .. 27 ., 27 .. 24 .. 21 .. 19 .. 15 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Detroit New York Boston Cleveland Washington . Chicago St. Louis Philadelphia 3-1 34 . 31 . 27 . 23 . 21 . 18 . 19 ret. .090 .607 .559 .534 .son .46S .433 .179 Pel. .653 .583 .563 .540 .522 .407 .373 .300 Pet. .69*1 .654 .554 .529 .442 .404 JOT .358 th afta Gardella Says Pay Off Made in Baseball Suit By JACK HAND Associaleil Tress Sports Writer HOUSTON, June 16. (AP)—Muscular Danny Gardeilf had tlie baseball world talking once again about his J300.0CK damage suit against organized baseball. + The outfielder says he was "pai' something" for dropping the Mil rather suddenly last October. He wouldn't budge on amount. "I promised them I wouldn't tell, he said here yes terday. Shortly talking with porters and pos ing for picture Gardella becan a hard man to [ find Last night a friend said he thought Gardella had departed for St. Louis. President Allen T)*Tinv Gardell" Russell of the Texas League Houston Bluffs said it was his understanding Gardella was to wait in Houston until he received instructions from the St. Louis Cardinals. Gardella made his remarks about baseball In general, and various baseball personalities less lhan 24 hours after he had been placed on the Houston club's inactive list. Chandler Mas No Comment Among other things, he charged he had not been given a "fair chance" by the Cardinals. Baseball commissioner A. B. CKappy) Chandler had only a "no comment." It was Chandler who banished Garrie-Ha from organized baseball after the outfielder Jumped to the Mexican League in 1946. GHrrtella later refused to accept a reinstatement by Chandler. , Instead, he filed the suit. y Fred Saigh. owner of the Cardinals, said last night in Rochester, N.Y., he had "no knowledge of any money being paid to Gardella" for dropping the suit. Salgh said the Cardinals realized Gardella was a player In the limelight and "leaned over backward to give him every possible Browns and Yankees Beat Deadline With an Eight-Player, $500,000 Deal PH ENOM — With major- Jen gue executives and scouts in the stands, 18-year-old Bill Hooft pitched his last game for Oshkosh, Wis., High against Manilowoc. 'The young left- hander hurled five no-hit, no- run, games winning 42 and losing only one as a preparatory student. He turned in one perfect contest striking out 27. Yesterday's Results Southern Association No games scheduled. National league Boston 5-6. Cincinnati 3-5 (second game 10 innings) St. Louis at Philadelphia, rain Pittsburgh at New York, rain Chicago at Brooklyn, rain CheyroSets and Jaycees Get Lop-Sided Wins in Softball Loop Stuhldreher Quits Football After 28 Years American Le.iKiie • Detroit 1. Philadelphia 3 Chicago 5, New York o Cleveland 3, Boston 1 SI. Louis 16. Washington 9 Today's Games Southern Association New Orleans at Memphis, night Atlanta al Chattanooga, night Mobile at Little Rock^ nlsrht Birmingham at Boston, night National I.earne St, Louis at Brooklyn, night Cincinnati at Philadelphia Chicago at New York, night Pittsburgh at Boston, night American League Boston at Detroit,'night New York at St. Louis, night Philadelphia at Cleveland, night Washington al Chicngo, night chance." He Joined Houston April 25. He left with a .211 batting average, collecting 24 hits in 114 trips to the plate. Kel! Moving Up In All-Star Vote CHICAGO, June IB. UP)— George Kell, Detroit third bnseman BnrJ last year's American League bat- ling champion, has regained second «ce in the individual vote-getting e In the national all-star baseball poll. Kell today has 9.986 votes. Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinal first baseman-outfielder, leads in the individual race with 10.653. Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn second baseman, is in third spot with 9,854 ballots. The voting will determine (he starting American and National League lineups for the nth annual all .star game at Cotnlskcy Park, Chicago on July 11. The poll of the fans opened last Monday and will continue until midnight July 1. All-Star Game Plus Hm-Biilics A big hill-billy show avd n base- hall game are scheduled for Arnio- rel Park Sunday pfteinoon. Bill Monroe nnd his nill billy band will play dur'ng a short program before the game and then Monroe will send hlsteamof nHstars ar,yinst the ArnnTCl Tigers it) a i-jtill game. Frank El'is of Bly'hcvilK is slated ' l.url for the Tiqcis in the ^amu. The program starts at 3 o'clock. Make-Up Game May Decide Title In Ark-Mo Loop Spring rains prevented the Northeast Arkansas - Southeast Missouri softball league from naming a first half champion. But it's a pretty safe bet that Parngould, which had an unblemished record In first half play, will be one of the teams In the late summer playoff. The Greene Count inns need a win over Caruthersville to gain undisputed claim to the first half championship. The scheduled game between the two teams was rained out and must be madn up. The first half champ will meet the winner of the second half In a t \vo-out-of-thrcc series to determine a pennant winner. Second half play began Wednesday night. First half standings follow: W L Pet. Paragotild 4 0 1.000 Burnett (Bly.) 4 1 .850 Deering 1 2 ,333 Stcele 1 1 .333 Blythcvlllc Motor .... 0 3 .000 Caruthcnsvine 0 1 .000 MADISON, Wis., June 16. typ}— Twenty-eight years of college varsity football activity were at an end today for Harry Stuhldreher. The man who quarterbacked Notre Dame'.*; "four horsemen" to fame in 1D24 handed in his resignation yesterday as University of Wisconsin athletic director. Effective Oct. 1, he told the university's hoard of regents, he'll enter the employ of U. S. Steel Corp. Named to succeed Stuhldreher ftt a $9,500 annual salary was Guy M- Sundt. a former Wisconsin athletic star who lias been the "little general's" assistant during his 14 years as athletic director and a member nf the university coaching staff since 1924. Stuhldreher, near 49, drew $12,000 as director, the same salary hR was psid when" he was head football conch In addition. He stepped out of the coaching job in December, 1948. A violent storm, capped by the "Good Bye, Harry" incident during a game with Yale, preceded stuhl- drcher's departure from the coaching ranks. During that game at Camp Randall Stadium, students hoisted a banner bearing those words and chanted them to the tune of "Good Night, Ladies." Sulliyau-Nclson's Chevrolet* anc the Jaycees both won lop-sided victories in City Softball League plaj at Walker Park last night. The Chevrolet, only undefeated team in the league, continued their winning ways in the first game by trouncing Montgomery - Ward 10-2 with Harvey Dorris hurling three- hit ball for the victors. The game was held to six innings by the 9:30 first game curfew. In the second game, the Jaycees blasted 15 tills to subdue the Razorbacks of the Razorback Drive-In 20-0. • The Razorbacks have yet to win a game in league competition. The Jaycees scored in every inning but the second and sewed up the contest with a six-run rally In the fourth frame. However, they went on to score three more In the fifth. four in the sixth and two In the seventh. J. O. Whittle went the route for the Jaycpes allowing only seven hits. A. G. Moslcy worked for the Razorbacks nnd was touched for 15 safeties. Sonny Lloyd homered for the Jaycees in the fifth with one mate aboard. The Razorbacks • pulled a bit of sparkling fielding hut it didn't help much. They pulled the. first triple play of the year In the seventh Inn- Ing but It was too late then. In the first game the Chevrolet^ pot lo Taylor, Montgomery-Ward hurlcr, early and then poured it on from there. Three runs in tho second, four In the third and three in the fourth did the trick. Tip Hol- llnRswtvth led the Chevrolet*' 13- hib attack with n triple aiul two doubles In four times at bat. Hitters Rough On Pitchers in Dixie League Fly The Assoclaled Pr«w Starting a pitching assignment in the Southern Association this season is like taking a Job slick- Ing your head In a lion's mouth- it's a poor place to make a reputation. Of 404 pitchers who started games, only 160 managed lo stay on the mound all the way. That mcaus the odds arc not quite two to one the opening pitchers won't ue the finisher. The Birmingham Barons, who right now are the hottest articles in the Southern, have gotten the best results from their opening pitchers. Of 58 starters 29 have finished, win or lose. A glance at the standings shows which leatn receives the poorest »ork from its slarters — bottom place Little nock. Only six Travs have been around when the last ball was thrown. The most, durable pitcher In the Southern is Dlrminghain's Dick I.itllefield. Kight times he's completed his Job. Other hurlers who hope to Improve the odds that a pitcher will finish his game are: I/ou Lombardo (3-9) or Mllo Johnson (1-6) lor Little Rock. All teams had > rest last night. Lowly St. Louis ' Gets Stirnweiss And Three Others ST. LOUIS. June 16. (/!>»—The dollar-poor SI. Louis Drowns and mound-poor Now York Yankees closed an eight-man deal last night but (he Brownies lost no front line players, as they did last fall. The yanks got southpaw Joe Os- trowskt and right hnndcr Tom Fer- rlck. They did not get pitchers Ned Carver or Cliff Fannln. ! In exchange, the Drowns acquired second bnsemim Geoige Stlrmvolss, I outfielder Jim nesting a iui pitchers IJuane Plllcttc and Don Johnson. Two other St, Louis players, third baseman Leo Thomas and pitcher Sid Schachl, went to the Yanks' Kansas City farm in the American Association. The Drowns picked up $10.000 for Thomas and another $50,000 cash In the deal. President Bill DeWitt of the Browns estimator 1 tile player value ol Ostrowskl anc Ferrlck at a total $•250.0011. lie fls- new players were it a Courier Dirty Sox Rout Sdliba 19-6, The Courier News Dirty Sox had a Held day yesterday and turned baek the Frcil S. Saliba Company nine 19-8 in a Bay Window League giime at Little Field. The Soxers collected a total of 12 hits oil three Saliba hurlcrx while Hank Halnes, Courier starter, held the Salibas to seven hits. The Sox scored In every inning Betting four in the first, six in the second, three In the third and six ,n the fourth. Parr, Crigger To See Action In Net Tourney Harry Tarr and Charles Crtgpcr, Ulythevillc's two members of the University of Arkansas tennis (cam, are both slated to see action today In first-round piny of the Arkansas men's closed tennis tournament nt Little Rock. Farr is scheduled to meet Walter Jennings in Ills first-round match and Crlgyer was to meet Dabbs Sul- Uvnn In hid opening match. Two rounds were to be completed today in both men's and Junior singles play. Semi-Hun l.i are set lor .0morrow and the fjnuts In all division Sunday. ' George Dunklin, perennial champion from Pine Bluff, haa been seeded No. 1, with Joy Freeman o Little Rock seeded «*cond, Georgi Cartsttanos of Hot Rprlngn lhlr< and Walter Hutllow of Hot Springs fourth. Pitcher Pitches While Home Burns EASTMAN, Oa.. June 16. f/Vt — Jim Harden, a relief piteher for Eastman, finished his game against Jcsup last night knowing his house was on fire. Harden struck nut the last man in the Class D Georgia State League game, then with his teammates made a dash in the team's bus for the Harden home, three miles away. Harden's wife and young son The nnablep-s, a fish of tropical America, ha.-; two pypil.s In each eye, Each pupil functions separately, enabling it to sec above and below water at the same time. Hot Check Charity CHICAGO — (ft — Contribution for charities ftrfi collected the yea 'round by one Chicago rMlauran owner. His patrons drop Coin* SnU containers for specific public scrvlc programs rather than tip hat chec girls, 'Hie National Foundation for in ffinlSlR Paralysis was prCftfinted wit a check totaling $1.505.66 donate by his customers. Rill DeWitt red the othei orth $50,000 each—making alf-million dollar deal. The deal closed the baseball adlng season. Brownie fans had expected the 'QTKt. They had read reports that ":ie Yanks had their eyes on Oar- er and Fannin. Fannln 1ms won wo Rnd lost three and Carver has •on five. Ostrnu-.skl Has 2-4 Record Ostrowski, 31, IA n top-notch erformer but his record this year oesn't show it. He has won two ul lost four, the victim of tough reaks, The 36-year-old Ferrlck, a, good clipf man, bus FV 1-3 record. DeWitt Insisted the monrjy olved didn't influence the deal that cost the Brons Ostrowski. "As you know, we are building for the future," he declared. "We tinted to part with Ostrowski. But the Yankees -,vcre desperate In their desire to get him, and we made the deal when we got the players we thought would help our club," DeWllt Ligurcs SMrnwcIss ft.s hl.i big catch. He disclosed yesterday he plans to put him at third base. . "Stlrnweiss will settle our Infield problem." DeWitt sa!d. He added that third base was tbe Brownie weak spot, prnnkic Gustine had •pen slated - for the Job but he ailed to make the grade. Stirnweiss on 1 tench Slirnwciss, American League bating champ in 1945, had been riding he bench for the Yankees for two 'ears. Now at 30. he gets a chance o play regularly agflir,. The Yanks had gotten little help oni the 23-year-old Johnson or he 25-year-old pillette. Johnson ml a 1-0 record but was pounded icavily In relict roles. Pillette, recalled from Kansas City only last week, had 0-0. Ostrowski won his first two start* and lost the next four. He hurt hU jack June I and hasn't pitched since. FARM LOANS Unlimited Funds— Atlracliv* Terms A Compltlr. Mnrt|tii|r« Service UNITED SERVICE A RESEARCH, INC. 81 Murtlson Blrlir., MemphiR, Tennessee QF.ORGK O. TATF.S, Rep. Blythevlll*, Arkaims TRUCK BEDS Made from the Finest Oak- BARKSDALE MFG. CO. were fighting a losing battle against the blaze. The ballplayers were able to save only the refrigerator and a few pieces of furniture. Incidentally. Eastman lost the game, 9-4. 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