The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 13, 1954 · Page 7
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FRIDAY, AUGUST, 13, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Braves May Not Make It But They Have The Club of Future Milwaukee Has 12 in Their 20's By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — It has been said and written that Anheuser-Busch would huild a Cardinal empire that would make people forget those that won pennants in clusters in the past. Eddie Mathews Henry Aaron If you ask a lot of baseball men, they'll tell you that Milwaukee already has such a team on the field. The Braves may not eat up sufficient lost ground to win this time, but they definitely are the club of the future. No fewer than 12 key athletes are in their 20's, half of them in the early 20's. They're really going to be something to see when they grow up, especially the 22-year-old home run thumper, Eddie Mathews, and the 20-year-old clean-up man. Henry Aaron. Del Crandall has taken his place as the finest all-round catcher in the Naional League at 24. The old pappy guys in the Suds- ville group are Warren Spahn and Andy Pafko, the one throwing-aspirin tablets and the other still stirring up trouble at 33. Jim Wilson, 32, is the only other member of the Tribe above 30. » » * » i* doubtful that Bobby Thomson, 30, could make the outfield were 'the Scotsman on two sound ankles. With Thomson fit, Charley Grimm would have four infielders in the outfield and a center fielder, Bill Bruton, 24, who plays the position like an infielder. Young Aaron spent part of a minor league season as a shortstop and his only complete season in organized baseball as a second baseman, where /more than v one veteran scout insist he still belongs. Th* remarkable Mobile kid's left fielding improved with the added responsibilities of batting fourth, the mark of the grand competitor. Pafko spent an entire campaign at third base for the Cubs. Jim Pendleton. 28, a mighty handy extra hand to have around, was for three years a Triple A shortstop. Thomson broke in as a third baseman and was just that in the Giants' never-to-be-forgotten run down the stretch in 1951. * * * Milwaukee possesses a corking double play combination in Johnny Logan 27, and Danny O'Connell, 26, backed up by Jack Dittrner, 26, who would play second base regularly for several other big league outfits. First Baseman Joe Adcock, who wrote new lines in the record book when he straightened out and widened his stance, is 26. The other pitchers run from Joey Jay, a huge, 19-year-old bonus baby, to Ernie Johnson, the strong middle man who is 30. In between are towering Gene Conley and Chet Nichols. 23; Bob Buhl, 26; Lew Burdette, 27; and Dave Jolly, 29. The Braves have everything now —pitching, power, a stout defense and speed and figure to get better. They are players with whom a manager can play ball. Headed by Bruton, who has stolen 24 times, they get around the bases. There isn't a heavy-footed member of the party. Even Crandall, the catcher, has good speed. And the young Braves aren't going to tire in the last sixteenth. FAIRWAY PERMANENT—Mrs. Alice Bauer Hagge takes a feminine interest in the new coiffure of her sister, Marlene. The famous golfing sisters competed in the "World Championship at Chicago's Tarn O'Shanter. (NEA) Yanks Just Love Those Athletks NEW YORK (AP) — Casey Stengel doesn't care where they move the Philadelphia franchise as long as it's the same old feeble, futile and cooperative Athletics. K it weren't for manager Eddie Joost's woeful looking cellar-dwellers, Stengel's defending champion New York Yankees might have been out of the race long ago. Thanks to the As', the Yankees today are on a modest four-game winning streak that has boosted thm to within 1% games of Cleveland's league leaders. Wise old Casey was discreet Big Double Gives Rams 6-5 Win Wayne HoneyeuH- Delivers Big Blow In Seventh Frame By SAM NORRIS Wayne Honeycutt cracked out a seventh-inning double and drove in two runs which gave the Baptist Rams a 6-5 win over the Christian Bears at Compress Field Wednesday afternoon. Trailing by a 5-3 score going into the final inning, the Rams who had spent most of the afternoon vainly waving their bats at the tantalizing offerings of Lefty Glenn Howard managed to muster their forces for a belated three-run rally that pulled the chestnuts from the fire. The hard-earned win kept the Rams in the torrid race with their arch-rivals, the first-place Presbyterian Tigers. For Howard, it was a heartbreaker. The little Bruin lefty pitched five hitless innings, setting the league's best batters down with an assortment of stuff dished up somewhat in the style of Preacher Roe. Only 17 Rams faced Howard in the first five innings. ' The Baptist team managed to score a couple in the sixth on Ed Perry's single which put them in the ball game, but Howard retired the side by fanning Coal'ter and making Haney hit a weak dribbler. Then in the seventh the Rams lowered the boom. Bobby. Watson singled and Jerry Brown popped to the pitcher. David Barnes came out of his slump with a sharp double and Morrow drove in Watson. When Honeycutt came up, players and spectators seemed to sense the climax. His smashing two-base hit scored Barnes and Morrow and enough not to say anything that might sound disparaging about the Philadelphia club after yesterday's 5-4 and 7-1 doubleheader sweep. But he couldn't refrin from expressing gratification that his club still has nin e more games to play with the A's. "We've got a break in the schd- ule," Stengel admitted, "in' that we play Philadelphia nine more games while Cleveland plays them only four more. Also we've got only three more with Chicago and five with Detroit while them other fellas (the Indians) have six with Chicago and 1" with Detroit." The sweep of the four-game series made the Yankees's season record against the A's 11 victories against two defeats. The Yanks have 40 game* left to play and 27 are against the second division teams as compared to Cleveland's 43 games, and only 21 against second division clubs. it was all over. Bill Haney, who was credited with the win, allowed only seven hits but suffered from six errors by his mates despite the fact that the Rams engineered three double plays. RAMS AB R H PO A E Honeycnutt, 2b ... 4 0 1 6 2 1 Bratcher, 3b 311422 Perry, cf 301000 Coalter, c 310511 Haney, p 300030 Watson, If 3 1 1 0 0 1 Brown, ss 300201 Barnes, Ib 3 1 1 4 00 Vincent, rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 xWheat 110000 Morrow, rf 1 1 1 0 0 0 Totals 28 6 ^ 21 9 6 x —Batted for Vincent in 6th. BEARS AB R H PO A E O'Neal, If 4 2 2 1 0 0 Nokes, 3b 4 2 1 0 2 2 Privett, c 2 0 0 7 1 1 McGuire, Ib 4-0 0 8 0 0 Ross, ss 4 0 1 0 2 0 Campbell, 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 Tinker, cf 1 0 0 1 0 0 Jackson, rf 3 1 0 1 0 0 Howard, p 3 0 2 1 2 1 Totals 28 5 7al9 7 4 a—One out when winning run scored. Struck out, by Howard 7, Haney 4. Base on balls, off Haney 3. Double plays, Honeycutt to Brown; Bratcher to Honeycutt; Haney to Honeycutt to Barnes. Two-base hits, Campbell, Honeycutt, Barnes. Jensen and Red Sox Happy Now BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Jensen and the Red Sox are very happy today with the winter trade that sent him to Boston. The belting blond centerfielder, dealt by Washington to Boston last December for lefty Maury McDermott and outfielder Tom Umphlett, left no doubt as to which club got the best of the trade in the five game series' between the two just ended. Jensen hit at a .400 clip against his former teammates, socking his 18th and 19th home runs and three and scoring six. His two-run double was the key blow as the Red Sox handed McDermott his 12th defeat against six victories, 5-0. Jackie, the powerfully built former California football ace, now sports a .275 batting average after a slow start. He leads the Ameri- League in stolen bases with 17, is fourth in the circuit with 84 RBI's —five behind Cleveland's Larry Do- by—and fifth in home runs. « McDermott, who had an 18-10 record with the Red Sox last year, has given up 128 hits and 59 earned runs in 135 innings. Umphlett is sharing the right field job with Clyde Vollmer, another ex-Red Sox, for Bucky Harris' Senators and is batting only .241. Jensen's 19 home runs are just 10 short of his total for six previous years in professional baseball. FOR RADIO AND TV REPAIR Call 3-4596 Jimmy Gean, repairman • AH work guaranteed • Prompt Service ROSE SALES CO. 521 S. 21st Chicks Play Here Sunday Baseball Club Faces Marked Tree at 2:30 The Blytheville Chicks baseball team, consisting largely of past and present high school athletes, plays Marked Tree htre at 2:30 pjn. Sunday at Fritz West Park on Ruddle Road. The Chicks have met Marked Tree won once previously and suffered a 6-5 defeat in n innings. Jan Rayder, who hurled the Chicks to a 9-2 victory over Stanford Sunday, will be on the mound as the Chicks seek their eight victory of the year. They've been beaten three times. Here is the starting lineup; Mosley cf, Long 2b, Wisenhunt 3b, Ross Ib, Hill ss. Gentry If, Hays rf, Abbott c, Rayder, p Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston — Tommy Collins, 127&, Medford, Mass., stopped Jimmy Ithia, 125y 4 , New York, 4. Brooklyn — Ray Drake, 157, Brooklyn, outpointed Pat Best, 159 1 / 2 , Englewood, N. J., —. Msukegon, Mich.—Kenny Lane, 135, Muskegon, outpointed John Barnes ,134, Detroit, 10. Rotary Loses Despite 1-Hit Pitching Chore Lions Capitalize On Loose Fielding For 3-2 Victory Tragedy in the form of a nightmarish sixth inning stalked the Rotary Little Leaguers yesterday afternoon, as they dissipated the family fortune and fed the livestock to the Lions in a, 3-2 ball game that ended in a flurry of errors at Compress Park. Except for the last half of the fatal -ixth, the Rotarians had very few rough moments, breezing along behind the rifling right arm of Tommy Smith, as he mowed down the opposition. Boasting a no-hit 2-0 shutout, misfortune overtook him in the last canto. Smith plunked Jesse Raspberry on the arm with a 3-2 pitch. Jerry Coleman pounced on "Eight Ball" Hill's bunt in front of the platter and threw it into the parking area, the runners taking second and third and setting the stage for Jimmy Killett, w_ho produced the only Lion hit of the contest, a double dumped into left center. He took third as the centerfield- er juggled and continued home when the shortstop relayed over the - head of . catcher. Coleman. It was a painful end to a superb pitching performance by Smith. Rotary cashed one run in the first on "Jerk" Hodge's lead-off single followed by a pass to Smith and Buddy Reed's bouncer through Raspberry's legs. They posted an- UNEXPECTED HELP Bob Feller, left, and Art Houtteman were regarded as little more than] extra pitchers when the season started, but the right-handers have contributed generously toward keeping the Indians in front of the Yankees. (NEA) ' other singleton in the second, j when, with two away, Jimmy Len-j dennie dragged a bunt past pitch-! er Billy Nelson and scored on i Hodge's double, the latter being j cut down at third on a good throw | by Mathis, atfer the relay to the plate was too late to get Lendennie. Additional Rotary threats were balked by the Lions in the 3rd, 5th and 6th innings. After going down in order in! the first two frames, the Lions j posed a threat in the 3rd. Billy j Nelson, who did some first rate chunking of his own, was safe when Branscurn and Smith fought over his pop fly down the first base line. He went to third on Hodge's boot of Alfosd's grounder but Raspberry whiffed to close out the inning. In the fourth. Killett strolled and advanced when Coleman did a juggling act with Bob Jacques' bunt, but Smith fanned Gestring and forced Danny Morris to ground out. Nelson went all the way and was the winning pitcher, giving up four hits, striking out 7 and issuing two passes. 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