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f AGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLE, (AKK.)' COUKIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 12, 19-IU Besharse Has Perfect Day At Bat Behind the three-hit pitching of Herman Tinker mid Jim Lulus, the Blylheville. Independent, base- ball'team woii its second straight Baker Acquired Home Run Tag When Feat Meant Something; Could Hit Ball As Far As Any » * « victory yesterday by promised Land 13 to 1. defeating Monroe Besharse led llic Blythc- ville team in .hitting.'having four hits in four trips lo Ihe plate. The pitching and hilling of Burl Wilson was effective ior Promised Land, llo held Ihe Blylheville team In check until llic later innings. The game was stopped In the seventh due to rain and we I grounds. Score by Innings: promised Land ...300 110 2—1 Ulylheville 131 024 .*— 13 Batteries: Blythcville — Tinker, Lutes anil Thompson. Promised Land — Wilson ami Stone. By HAKItY (JUAYSON NEA Storls Kliilor John Franklin Baker, most famous member of the Philadelphia Athletic.'!' old $100.000 infield, acquired the dramatic appellation, Home Run, when a circuit clout was an artistic accomplishment— n rarity. Home Run Baker belted 12 for the circuit in his best year, 1SJI3, manufactured 93 In 13 years In the American League, but a not-so- llvcly ball was doctored then, stands had not encroached on playing fields lo shorten foul lines and batters did not Blip ami swing. Baker, al SCOREBOARD NEA Sports Kilitor NEW YORK.—"They never die on the Cardinals" is an old baseball saying "or was while Branch use the axhandlc unnu, mnujii a dirt farmer on Maryland's eastern shore, is in no sense a professional old-timer. "But," he adds, "I'd like to . them swinging against the spittus, shiners and cmry balls at which we used to look. About the woist of nil was the 'dark' ball. Following a couple of trips around the infield, smacked Into gloves, JloalliH In tobacco Juice, a new ball woult be as black as a black hut. "Such a ball, Ilirown by a pllclu-i like Walter Johnson, was iitxmt u. 1 easy lo sec as a Negro boy In i watermelon patch in the dark. "Dozens of balls 1 hit every sca.soi landed within a few Inches of tin top of a barrier. A little of Ilia •rabbil, 1 and they probably woltli have gone over." EtOWt:!) I.KGS OF WA(iNi:K Baker, dark-skinned ami dou left-hand batter standing 5 feel 1 and weighing 173 pounds, had U> bowed legs 6f Hans Wagner nil walked like a soft-shell crab. He apt>earcd so awkward at ihlrd base tliat such a sharp-eyed baseball ns Jack Dunn of Baltimore oiice lei -him go. Connie Mack found Tinker Rickey was running llic slave market for Sam Breadon. Dealer 'Rickey sold ball players while lliere was a market, let them crack up on some other dull. An alhlelc didn't have lo stagger on his pins for Rickey to discern thai lie had lost a slep somewhere along the route. Rickey knew more about the St. Louts pitchers lhan they knew about themselves. So you can imagine Rtckey"s horror when he was dratlcd us president of 'live Brooklyn* to find thai, he hud. Inherited'an old hull players''home. Rickey discovered that nil even dozen Dodgers were more than 30 vcars old Fred Fllzslmmohs Is 41, " i""->. ""• "r-> ••••" ',":",'" "~r 5L.ua uiu. '"•" * 7, . ., , ».. Home Run threw quickly and nc Leo Durocher 38, Cuil D.uls Ji, ,<•_, ,_ ,„,„„,;,,„„„*.„„„, „„, Dolph Camilil, Billy Herman, Whit Wyalt and Bobo Ncwsom arc 34. Dixie Walker is 32. Arky Vaughan, ' Muscles Mcdwick, Augue Galan and Frencliy Bordagaray are 31. Then, In a frantic effort lo ob- lain replacements in wartime, Rickey engaged 'Ihe 41- year- old Johnny Cooney and (lie 40-yci\r- Reading of [he old Til-Slate League In 1908 and quickly observed things In the boy passed up by scouts. Mack grasped the Idea that Baker was a. daring -fielder who wasn't, afraid of making nn error in' going far out of his way lo make a play. The boy who wns to become llnmr Kim Kulier as In; aii|imn:<l when lie hit liiniif runs hi diitt'hiis on SMccssive days in \Vurlil Serifs of 1J1I. four wllh Hie Athletics and two wilh the Yankees—bill it \viis home runs on .successive days In the one of '11 which BIIVC him his nickname and rvct Lasting fame. Matchless, stylish Christy Mn- (hewson had .shut out the Athletics for the Giants three lime slxe ycar.s lefore. and picked up where he eft oil In the opener at, the I'olo Jrounds in '11. Tin: clubs moved o Shibe Park and, wllh liube Mar- luad opposing Eddie Plank, tut score was 1-1 when Eddie Collin; walked In the sislh. linker hit tin );iH over the right, field fence U win. IIAIvlIU DISC'OVKKB L'OXX In Hie third game al the Pok Prince Omar To Wrestle Von Zuppi It's Prince Oinnf versus Karl Von 2ii])i>I :inil Wllliimi Cnimy against Carlos Rodrliiucz 111 the preliminary one - full wrestling bouts at the American Legion iircnii here UmlKlil, 11 was nn- •lOuncMl today Ijy roinoter Mik( Moreno', vv'iio 'Aiv I'v.Viinci: noitct'S u( toniijlit's mat card were erroneous. Canny ar.il Omar are parlnert {or the lag match aisainsl Rod- rlquiv. and Von Zuppi, bul nuconl- Inij to advance billing they were to I'ornjiclc In tlic one-fall nintchcs IMrliicrs could scarcely be cxrtccl- ed to compete 1 nlndlvlduul match es, then leain up In i' 1&S malcl with any cnthuslnsm. Al any rate, wrestling funs win like their s|>oii with iilcnly of fire works arc In for 11 treat bccaiiS' with UiK«! four performers on th card iinythlnii can happen — and iobnljly will. • All four arc Uniyli istonrers who &< In for (lie outlier side of the siwvt and to- iBlil's feature certainly should ravldc all the entertainment, the lost critical fun could demand. 11 has been some time since Mnce Omar has appeared In die ocal iircna but he is well known o most grnpiillng fans'in this .sec- Ion. Northeast Arkansas Grid Fans Mourn Passing Of THE' Game Ladies' Day Every Day old Paul Waner. With Pete Reiser and Pee Wee Dcspite his ungalnllncss and li . of grace, Baker was u superlative jitsc-riinner 'Ho stole 40 bases h 12, 38 in 'ii, 33 in '13. .He bulled .334 In '11. .'347 in 'n 330 In '13, had n lifetime average of .308. Baker wasn't, alraici of unylxiily, created a riol in '10 by going after Ty Cobb when spiked. Bilker was In six World Series— three or four of the best Dodders have slowed up painfully, and they weren't Charley Paddocks In the first place. Elibcts Field this season, but the manpower problem being what it. Is.-Rickey has no way of mcndhur whal he realizes is a sad sltnalion Because of circumstances over which he has no control, Branch Rickey Is very much afraid thai more (ban one ball player is going to die on tile Dodgers. Reese in Ihe Army, Ihis collection of Dodgers is going lo he Hie slowest club in memory. • It's going to he a grcul club for hitting into double plays and not making many. Vaughan and, unusually enough Owen, the catcher, represent Jus 1 about all the speed there Is In the I under" ordinary condlllpns '.(here parly. .'With Owen, It Is baserim- | W m,i ( i ^ n \ 0 i O 'f traveling oiil of ning savvy more lhan swiftness. -.". .' - .- _.,...» .,.. He takes the fight lead, has the knack of breaking at the right lime. Vaughan beats out ninny a hil, and flcetncss afool is hts only al- Iribule as a shortstop. When Vaughan came lo Ebbels Field lasl spring, and was switched to third pase, it was aclmillcd lhal he had bccii miscast.in Pillsburgh for a decade. The Arkansaw 'U.-avclcr can't go to his right, has to sliaighlcn up lo, throw, so loses time in gelling the ball away. With Herman moved to third, and Vaughan back at shortshop, teamed with cither Albie Glossop or Alex Kanipourls, toth ,of who would experience difficulty making the Phillies in a normal year, Ihe Dodgers' aren't going lo have the slickisv second base combination • in Ihe business. It is age and Hie consequent lack of mobility .however, that is bothering Rickey move lhan anything else. That is what makes Hal Peck shooling off n pair of his Iocs in a hunting accident last lal! even more tragic. Peck, who le. the American Association in totn ' hils, really could pick 'em up am lay 'em down. Rickey tells yon frankly tha Grounds Ihe fdllowlnt! day, th Giants scared In the third, an Matty blnnkcil Iho Athletics fo clghl rounds, lie had two out an two strikes on liakcr in Ihe ninll Boom! Ihe ball landed in the uppc tier in right field. Baker's single in the llth sparked, a rally thai gave Colby Jack I Coombs llic decision and dealt Malty his first defeat in World Series competition. In 1925 Uaker, then manager of the Elision club of liic Eastern Shore League,, walked Inlo Connie Mack's office wilh another sizable farm boy, this one only 17. "Connie." • said linker, "I want you lo take hold of n kid who is Ihe Mrcalcsl hitler you ever saw." "Frank," said Connie, "can he farmer Sara/cu Alakes Ueal Hay; $70,000 Worth' lly Ni:A Scrvico I, ' MROOKFIHLD Centre. Conn.—At the height, of the depression. Gene Sfi.nr/cn purchased his farm here as insurance against Ihe day when .hint's would gel tougher in professional golf.'While playing In llic North and South Open at Plnclmrst the other day, Sarazcii received a bill of $10.000 for Ills place of 200 acres. 'Including blooded slock, pigs and chickens. lenses Whole Team DURHAM, N. H. IU.P.)— If Iher'u's a football team at the University of New Hampshire next fall, Coach Chick Justice will really have to slarl from scratch. All 21 lettcr- ncn from the 104'2 learn which gave Ihe Wildcats Uiciv first un- dcfcalcd season in Ihe school's 1G- ycar history, arc in the armed sciv- .dcs br enrolled In one of the reserve corps soon lo go on aclivc duty. , , hit as well as yon could?" "Better," Maker, /The new farm Jimmy Foxx. responded Home Him boy's mum: wab There are 2,300 daily newspapers in the United States. The Kim; is doall; Mil not dead orovcr. Ijrcau.'.e one of these days 10 will rise ai;ain and gladden the oul.s of all UJyMievllIc .sport fans. The King (lied (temporarily) when his Icrse report came out In Ihe wious sport pages of Ihe state, •Joncsboro High School will sus- lend intcr-Bcliool athletic compcti- ,ion for llic durallon." Thus died lie Kini!. the annual spoils classic jf NurtlR'a.sl Arknnsiis, (lie Blytlie- villc-Joneslioro football game. For 19 years lilyllicvilln tans and sup- poricis uf the Jow.sboro team liavc lurnccl out en masse lo witness thcf.c gaiiR-s thai always have Jiowcd fuollndl til its glamorous best. let us look back at Ihe records. \Vc tinil that the chli'kswnv.'s nrc on lop of UK- sliitislles, winniin; ID, losing .'.even and licing two. Aliliough lliis looks like a rather l-:;odly niLirtiin. Ihe story docs not lie In cold (inures. Figures can'l tell of (in: 17-yard punt (if Jonesboro's \Villard Tilly several years rit;o. They can't tell of the tension Unit is so prevalent In the steamy dressing rooms before the iics". Nor can Ihcy tell llic story of Hie tears lhat losl Ihenisclvef in HIM i.wc'al »f llu' beKiimcd face of n 200-pound chick lacklo as he dragged weary fed loward the (In-ssini; room door. It was Hit only game Blylhovllta iosl tha vcar. Itemcinbcr More than iig- uies arc required to It'll tl\e storj uf Coach Carney Lille's (can that traveled lo Ih'; home of (h Cioldcnllurricani; lhat bitter nigh one November, Little Herky Mos ley was I.uslic's trump. The Hur lii-ane liulllcil him up Hie Mrs half, completely outplayed th Chicks, rolled up numerous firs downs, held Ihe Chicks to one o two and scored eight points. Then the second half. Drillianl blocking by Slick Meredith, followed by the equally brilliant running of Herky mil his inspired males made the final score read: • Blythcville 40, .loncsbnro 8. No statistics could tell Miosc stories. Nor could they relate how Eugene Ulackwell refused to use new football pant:; nnlil Ihe Clucks beat Joncsboro. Or the lime Unit the Jonesboro sport sheet ran a picture of Hertchel Moslcy and above il the caption, "Stop Him". They didn't |«lop him lhat night. Or Sonny Lloyd's earnest boasl in the dressing" room Just before he took the field lo slarl llic '-II game. "I'll run 'cm crazy." And then living u] to that boast. Cold tacts and (13- urcs can't relate Ihe one about the diminutive Hurricane halfback Hud Diiiigherty, as he led his lean to a victory over the Chickasaws Or Ihe remark lhat a local cilU /en made lo a Jonesboro resident, nflcr we lost llutl one, "If y'uall can bear losing Ihis game for seven years slralght, I guess we'll gel over one loss," This parltcular classic always possessed color, Ihrllls and always brought a lump In Ihe throat and an ache in Ihe heart, of the losers. Newcomers to Blylhcvllle will fail to understand these things. U will be hard for Ihein lo know why ex-Coach Joe Dlldy look time oul •oin his duties as line lulor down I Ole Miss lo call up on the day f Ihe game lasl year Just lo siij few words of encouragement. II n't hard for old oldlimcrs, how- to understand the .scnlimcn- dlty of a man even of Joe Dily'.s sixc and •composure, H ifficult for the ncwly-acquircc upporlers of the team to sec whj his game made Ihe eyes of growi icn moist, and caused Ihe feml line fans of Ihe city lo weep whei lie Chicks dropped llieir first on o the Hurricane in seven year me night, in 1010. Veteran fans of Joncsboro an llythcvillc regret Ihe passing <: heir classic. Mosl of them rcca •ividly the sensations lhat wcr vlth this annual game. The clasli es always were vicious, for I! joys never held back. They ga\ :h(! game everything, yet when U jitter .struggle was over there we handshakes and good sporlsmai ship. Some day Ihe Joncsboro-niylh villc jjame will be rcsnmed. Kii Football will sit on Ills throne and Hie fans and players will rejoice. Once more, the world will be all right. Vi(fi women umpires, we can cxpfecl to see the end of the w/u'slcfcroom. Friendlier relations between art/few and players. New spring styles. Huddle at the plate. "There's that Cilda. Van Sfae/e. Don't lock now.^^ <?S"\ Did you New Jersey has established a five-day, week for all .stale em- ployes lo aid in conserving' hent, light, power, gasoline and rubber. There will be no reduction in hours worked Or volume of work; reports [o the Civil Service Assembly say;' A Detroit undertaker contributed an aluminum coffin lo the local salvage drive, and in Deadwood, S. !)., tiic w nuighl-iron gate of a cemetery went to the same purpose. Read Courier News want nru. We liny Loan Cotton Geo. H. McFadden & Bros. Ag'cy. Over Horum's Drug Sturc - 1'. O. liiix 218, Ulytlicville, Ark. E.C.PATTON BAKER L. WILSON Open 7:00 p.m. Show Slarls 7:30 p.m. Adm. 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