The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1950
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' FACT EIGHT •LTT^ETTLLE (ARK.).COURIER NCW1 TUESDAY, JUNE 1«, 19M Bums Continue to Knock Off Hot Clubs; Giants Fall 8-5 By JOK RKICIII.KK (Asstx-lalpil I'resK. Sports Writer Tip lo Uie National League clubs—don't bring a winning streak into Kbbels Field. Those unsympathetic Brooklyn Dodgers nre sure lo crack it. Jlcally, it's uncanny Hie way Uie devel-mny-care Dodders cool off Hie "red hot" clubs. Sports Roundup HUGH FUM.KKTON J first It was Philadelphia. The* young, *ager Phillies stormed into tbbeU Field on Memorial Day It) first place »s a result of winning fh-e of their previous six starts. The Brooks immediately polished them off twice lo knock them off Ihe top perch. Then It was St. -, Louis. Tlie Cards came Into Brook• lyn last Friday ; leading the lea- 5 gue by three and 1 " games. half The Dodgers thrashed the Red Birds three . straight times to send them limping away with only a half game lend. night f:-'"'< firanca was New York. The Giants moved in with four wins In their last live starts. Another triumph would boost them Into > fifth place'tle with Chlca- «"• Now Tinl for [.eld But tile Dodgers dusted tliem off, 1-5 for their fourth victory in as many meetings with their Inter- borough rivals. Tlie victory, Brooklyn's fourth I" a row, moved the Dodgers into an «xact first place tie with the idle Hedbirds. Each team has 29, 32 and lost 20. Ralph Hranca pitched his first complete game for the Dodgers ilnce Aug. 1, 1949 although he wns lagged for 12 hits by the Giants- Four errors helped Brooklyn pick up as many unearned runs lo win. Branca started with a rash, striking out 10 Giants in the first rive innings, nut he was lucky to finish. The Dodgers got 10 hits off live Giant pitchers with Robinson and Furillo making three apiece. New York's SVhitcy 1-ockman, holler than a quarter pistol lately, collected four safeties to give him 15 hits In his last 26 linies'nl bat. Clint Harlung was the loser. The Braves fell three games off the pace last night when Cliff Chambers of the Pittsburgh Pirates bested I*fly Warren Spahn In an old-fasloned 1-0 duel. • Skirmish KnUve'ns Game A two-out -single by Danny Mur- tauKh in the second inning, a poor throw by Sibby Sistl and Earl Turner's one-bagger brought In Uurtaugh with the only run of ttla game. The game waf enlivened by R aklrmish between Chambers and Boston's Earl Torsion- The later rushed Chambers In the third iti- riing slier he was grounded by a close pitch. Not a blow was struck, M usual. ^ Chamber* had hit Torgy on the back with a pitched ball In the first kining of Sunday's second game. Just before he was "low-bridged" Torgeson had lashed a long rnio the right field stands. fo'tll 'Hie bespectacled Boston first baseman and Chambers are natives of the aarrie state— Washington. Chambers allowed only four hits to Spahn's five. He stopped Sam Jethroe's hitting streak at 15, horse-collaring the Negro center- fielder four times- In the only American . League rame, the Chicago White Sox nipped the Washington Senators, 4-3, hi 11 innings. Outfielder Marv RIcker's home run In the II th enabled Randy Gumpert to gain ; his first victory of the season. He pitched two scoreless Innings of relief. The sox (led the score at 3-3 in the ninth when Nelson Fox, who scored the [irst Chicago run. Hied out to send in Rickert from third. • The only other scheduled game, that between the Cincinnati Reds and the Phillies, was rained out. Snead Has Gallery and In $40,000 PGAChampiot^ ..p By KBIT/ I'OWM.L *• COLUMBUS, O., June 20. (API—| Drawling Sarn Snead, tlie balding | belter Irom White Sulphur Springs. ] IV.Va., a pretty [air bet j lo retain lits F'GA championship In' the HO.OOO classic opening tomor- Sam Snead Always serious when m o ne y is mentioned, Sam seems downright determi n e d to hang on to th2 title—and Ir dentally to pick up the S 3.5 00 prize which goes with it. Most of the 129 qualifiers for the mid - century event were on \Keiser With Number Nine for Lead hand today for their lust free ride Thanks to Blythevine's 4-2 win over .Number Nine Sunday. Kelser now is tied with Ihe Niner's for the 1 in the Mississippi. County ni-l'ro Baseball League.^ Keiser won its game with Tomato Sunday and now has a won and lost record lhat is identical to that held by Number Nine, five wins against two losses. Blvthcville defeated Number Nine on two costly Niner errors in the ninth inning. The Nmers used rliree pitchers with Rudy Vrskn <tar'ing around Scioto Country Club's tricky 1 but wa.s pulled In the fifth nf'c-r 1032-yard layout—a course studded 1 ),r had allowed but one hit i.opez with traps. hurnp-b;\ekcd lairway.i j o'Kane came on In the fifth ami' and hnrd-to-figure green.-, not U. mention some pretty rugged rou^h. At Follows Snead least 80 wheeled around practice sessions yc-sterday, and as jsua! Snead had the gallery. It was his first look at the battleground, but he clipped a stroke off par with a 37-34—71, getting a birdie on the hole. Skip Alexander and LCS Kennedy of Pawtuckel, R.I.. had OS's to pace the practice round. Skip with 34-3-1 and Les with 35-33. Ralph Hutchison of eBlhlehem, Pa., who carded u 31 on the front nine Sunday, only lo finish with 69. Doomed through the home stretch in 32 yesterday. Most of the other didn't keep scores. Tlie field of 129 will play Ihe [list half of the 36-ho!e qualifier tcmor- row and tlie second round Thursday to determine the 63 who will go Into the match play bracket with Snead for the man-to-man matches ending the following Tuesday. Snead, as champion, Ls exempted from qualifying -but will fire the 36 medal play holes anyway. Grovcr eighth. Whittle followed In other games Sunday Etowili trounced Buidette 21-3 anil Lilies defeated Forty and Eight 20-3. Play Sunday will officially end first half action and there Is a possibility that there will be a three-way tie for the lead. Lutes Is scheduled to play a doublehcader meeting Blytheville In the first game at one o'clock and Ktowah in 'lie second. Should Lutes win both, then there would be a three-way Me for the lead. Tomato is scheduled to meet Burdette at Burdette Sunday and Kei- scr. Number Nine and 'Forty and Ei"ht have open dates. Tlie standings: W L Pet .714 5 2 .714 4 2 .667 3 2 ,fiOO 3 3 .500 .500 NEW YORK, June 20. (/!>>—one of the, oldest and most respected universities In tlie south may give up football within the next couple of years, fore 1951 good team coming up this Jail.". . . It won't, happen be- because there's a pretty Hi the school, with harder entrance requirements than its rivals, Is finding the competition for players tough as well as distasteful. . Looks like Stanford Is coming back as an athletic power— third in the Marietta regatta, second In the NCAA track meet and already tabbed as the team to beat in Pacific Coasi football next fall. . . . When the Lamotta-Graxiano called off. the fight . less than 24 G's.' which Isn't a lot two weeks before » big outdoor show. He's In Their Hair If Denny Myers, Boston College football "coach, wants to do a little preliminary scouting for the Eagles' game with Georgia. Oct. 27, he only has to so to the barber shop. Seems Denny's pet barber is Hay Schillone. a former wrestler, whose son Joe is a sophomore fullback at Georgia. . . . And Ray has the shop walls plastered with photos of Georgia footballers. Number Nine . .. Kelser Etowah Lutes Blythevill* . Tomato Burdclte ~. Forty and Godwin Saves Own Bali Game Bill Godwin htt a long home run in the last half of the seventh inning to give his team a 5-4 victory over the Fred S. Saliba Company nine in a Bay Window Softball League game yesterday aflernoon. At the end of regulation play the score was tied at three all and two extra Innings were needed to decide the game. Godwin workediifiii the hill for his team and Phil KToWy pitched for Saliba. ""Tills afternoon the Courier News Is scheduled to play Phil Applc- baum's team at 5:30. 1 .167 .113 Dog Helps Hitter Clout Home Run BATAVIA, N. Y., June 20. l/Tl— "Strike three, you're out." the plate umpire told Dick Barnhart, But the base umpire came running up and said he'd called lime to chase a little black pup ot( the another crack El Dorado Man New AAA Prexy LITTLE ROCK, June 20, (AP) — G. A. StnbbleftcliJ, El Dorado superintendent of .schools ,ts new president or the Arkansas Athletic Association. He WEIS elected yesterday under new AAA regulations by which the Executive Committee—rather than the full association—chooss officers. R. H, Cole of Magnolia, n former AAA president, was elected first vice president. Mays Gibson of Conway wa.s elected second vice president. M. H. RiKssell of Lake Village WHJS chozcu secretary and W. W. Wakefield Hits Measley .216 but Oakland Satisfied OAKLAND, Calif., June 2fl. (AP) —Dick Wakefield, the highest paid baseballcr on the West Coast, is balling only .210. after 11 sames for Oakland of the Coast League.' But his new bosses aren't complaining. They predict he will be worth every penny of his $17.500 yearly pay. Wakefield, sold to Oakland after a prolonged row -with the New York Yankees, may be back in the majors before the season is over, they say. "We're definitely satisfied," Charlie Dresscn, Oakland manager said yesterday. "Wakclield lakes the bcuatlful full swing you don't see very often. "He's hitting lots of balls, but far, directly at fielders. One ol these days, he's going to .Uart knocking them Die right place." The Acorns' Iront office is pleased, too. at Wakefield's complete change in attitude. II took a personal conference with Baseba! Commissioner. Happy Chandler t< snapc the one-time $52,000 bomi. player out of the disdain he had for dropping to the coast league. Since then, the Oaks say. thel .-ix foot. 4 inch, 192-pnund ncwci.m er has been hustling all over th place, in 11 games he hns hit eljh for 37, including one homer, and bated in five runs. One-Minute Sports Page Although George Weiss has been taking some hard raps for lhat Yankees-Browns Irade. he has at least proved it isn't Impossible to deal will) him. Rival magnates were c.aiming they couldn't Irade with the Yanks because George always demanded too much. . . . Incidentally, Yank followers report the club has been scouting Chuck Connors flashy Montreal first sacker. ... A precedent was set at the Marietta regatta when members of Washington's three winning crews were warded individual medals. They vere presented by John Collyer. iresidenl of the Goodrich Rubber 3o., who Is an old Cornell Oarsman. . . And don't listen too closely to alk of returning the regatta lo 'ouehkeepsie until Intercollegiate Rowing Association officials have lad a chance to study the balance hcet. The observation train alone vas worth some S20.000. which they ouidn't get at Poughkeepsie. Sour N'ote When and if James Robert (Bob) .ernon. a promising hitter with the 3k!ahoma City Indians, moves up o join pitcher Bob Lemon on the parent Cleveland Club. It may be a rifle confusing to the fans. . . . But. brother, what a chance to call "or a squeeze play! SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta . .. Birmingham . Memphis . .. Nashville . . New Orlean* Chattanooga Mobile Little Rock , 42 37 37 32 32 29 27 15 ret. .667 .597 .578 .525 .508 .446 .42D J24G NATIONAL LEAGUE W I Brooklyn 32 St. Louis Phlladelphi Boston . Chicago . New York Pittsburgh Cincinnati AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Williams Blames Duel with Fans On 'Filthy Abase They Dish Out' •f JOK KEICHLEB BOSTON, June 20. (A!>)—Most baseball players eagerly seek lo win th« favor of fans and sports writers alike. Not so^Ted Williams. He is at sword's point, with all but a few Boston newspape'r- leachi Detroit . New Yorlc . Cleveland . Boston . . Washington Chicago . . St. i^ouls . . Philadelphia Yesterday's Result* Southern Association Atlanta 4, Chattanooga 3. Little Rock 10, New Orleans 3. Memphis 10, Mobile 0. Only games scheduled. men. And tlie exchange of insults between Williams and Fenway Park's leftfield crowd has already cause an explosion. Does the constant booing of the* fans affect his hitting? Docs he trace lhat io the totting slump he underwent recently that dropped his average down below .300? T don't give a damn about the funs," says the great Boston Red Sox 'outfielder. 'Most of them can so lo hell. They <lon t bolhcr me one damn bit. .They've been on National league Brooklyn 8, New York 5. Pittsburgh 1. Boston 0. • Cincinnati at Philadelphia, rain. Only games scheduled. American League Chicago 4. Washington 3 (11 Innings). Only game scheduled. Today's Games Southern Association Mobile at Memphis, night. Chattanooga "at Atlanta, night. New Orleans at Little Rock, night. Only games scheduled. National Learnt St. Louis at New York, night. Cincinnati at Brooklyn, night. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, night. Chicago at, Boston, night. American Leatu* New York at Cleveland, nlghl. Washington at Detroit, night. Boston at Chicago, night. Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. DDLs All, Brothers Tlie U. of Maryland running track is being torn up and rebuilt, for the national AAU championships next week-end Off the NCAA track meet results, the Pacific Coast should have Just a breeze against :he Big Ten team tonight. . . . Peru, in., boasts a double-reversible . _ battery In Bill (Buttons) Lfebe and lon B separation, defeated Swede Gene Sebben. They're both pitchers and catchers and they play alternately with Ladd, III., In the Illinois Valley League and Gipps Beer in the Peru Twilight League. The National Hockey League has voted to penalize players who bang sticks against the boards In protesting decisions. Sttll no objection to banging heads. Kneilson Aids Canny Victory In Tag Bout Stocky Kneilsen and Bill Canny, re-united as mat partners after a and used It to wallop a homer for Ihe Hamilton (Ont.) Cardinals in tlie seventh Inning of a Class D Pony League game last night. Nobody was on bnsc. The Cards blanked the Bntavla Clippers, -1-0. Williams Second In Ali-Star Vote CHICAGO. June 20. W/— Boston's Tccl Williams hns moved into second place behind Stan Mtisinl ot ihc St. Louis Cardinals In the pop- irarity noil of the nation's fans In selecting starting lineups tor the all-star baseball game at Comiskey Park July 11. Musial today remained the vote getter with n tutal ol 112.208 ballots. But, Williams, the Amerl- c n Ix-a^ue's most valuable player last year. Is closing in with 103,317. Second oaseman Jackie Robinson Brooklyn lj. third with 107982 Kcll. Detroit third fourth Nelson and Lucky Gilpin in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. Kneilsen and Canny won the decision by taking the first and third falls of the best two of three rounds affair It was Kneiisen's first match here in more than a year. The two veterans used their weight ann experience to an advantage In taking Nelson and Gilpin who teamed well but couldn't quite cope with the more-seasoned vet erans. Kncilsrn and C-:rmy won the tiro round in 22 minutes with Camv. defeating Nelson in 1C minutes with a body slam and a pin and K:isil sen winning over Gilpin stx min utes later in the same manner. The second fall went to Nelson and Gilpin. Nelson defeated Cann in four minutes with a leg bar an! Gilpin won over Kneilsen in elgh minutes with a hammer lock. Kneilsen and- Canny won th Baker ' of Ne«'jx>rt was Treasu rcr. Sutbblcfield succcds Virgil Blossom of Fayctteville, as a member of the Executive Committee. third fall In W minutes with Kneil sen defeating Gilpin in 13 minute with a leg ^trctch and then he wo: over Nelson In six minutes with body pin. In the two one-fall prelimlnar aoiits Nelson defeated Kneilsen 1 15 minutes with kangaroo kicks an a body pin and Canny defeated Gil- 1 pin in 12 minutes with a crab hold. ' me for years but r 'm not worrying one bit. Let 'cm -^ boo all they want Ted Williams and let 'em cheer ignore them ust the same. If they get on me r >» Just hot-tempered noush to tell them exactly what I hink of them. Majority All Right "The majority of the fans are all ight but tliose bums In left field re just plain morons. They say I ike odcnse too easily but there sn't a man alive who could take II that filthy abuse those BUS'S out here hand out without dishing some f it back." Why doesn't he get- along with le writers? "They can go to Travelers Win Fifth in Row; Chicks Move Up on Leaders CSL Begins Make-Up Play This Week half a First hall rained out games In the Blylhcvillc Y's city Softball League will be made up this week and there is action scheduled on three nights starting tonight. Tonight, games that were rained out May 18 will be played. lilythe- ville Motor Company's Motormcn are slated to meet the surprising Wade Lee Cotton Company nine in the first game with Ark-Mo play- ' ne vlc(ol 'y wa s ing the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet "'"" nine in the second. The first game Is set for 8 o'clock. Make-up games arc also scheduled for Thursday night and Friday night. Thursday night Burnett's Pace- By Thr Aiwoclated Frew Little Rock's Travelers won their fifth game in a row last night, and the score was Hnother shocker—10-j over New Orleans, Sinre starting a home stand Friday the Hocks have won exactly half as many games as they won the first iwo months of < the season. Pelican Pitcher Jim Mimx was the loser but not because of hi* hitting, He singled In New Orleans' txvo short rallies and batted in on« of the Pelican runs. Little Marv Rotblatt shut out Mobile, 10-0. with B five-hit job nml the 'Memphis Chicks moved closer to second placa Birmingham. Only one game sep- makers tangle with Sullivan-—. too. Not II- But most of them. They wail Because I won't bother with them Vhy should I. when a]I they're in- erested in is digging up dirt. They urk behind pillars hoping to catch on In some wrong. Sports writers oday don't care about facts and Rures. Ail they're Interested in is our personul life. Give the fans gures, records, scores. That's what hey want, not what does Joe Doakes ave for breakfast in the morning." A Boston newspaperman, Al ershberg of the Post, offers an ex- lanation for Williams' attitude to- 'ards fans and sports writers alike: "He's the toughest person In the •orld to figure out. He'll do nny- ling in the world for the under- og. But for some reason he'll not et along with a fellow who can elp him, such as newspapermen, or instance. Helps Charily "He'll donate to charity, help poor amilles, visit sick people tn hospi- als, hand out dozens of free, auto- raphed baseballs—as long as he >els no publicity, from it. Just let lim find out that you intend to put t in the papers and he'll have not ting to do with you. "He just doesn't want people to ;cc he's a nice guy. He's great with jeople individually but hates people collectively." Very few Boston writers talk lo Williams except when necessary. And that's the way Ted wants it. On the other hand there's Leo Clourtier, sports editor of the Man- ihester (N. H.) Union. He swears by Williams. "The trouble with the Boston writers," Cloutier says, "Is that they don't take time out to get to know he real Williams. He has his ec^en- .ricitles and he's great copy so ihcy exploit his weaknesses to the limit. Helped Ban Writers "But if they took pains to find out .lie. real Williams they'd find him to one of the most generous and finest fellows in the world. He has great virtues. He never lies. If he ives his word, you can depend upon it no matter what the cost. As a friend/-he's the most loyal in the world." Ted makes no bones about the fact that he WHS one of the biggest advocates of the clubhouse ban irn- Nelson and the Motormcn will go against the Jnycees. These games' were originally scheduled for May 30. Friday night, the Wade Lee team is scheduled to play the Jaycees with Sullivan-Nelson meeting Blytheville Motor Company. After reaching a peak of 47 billion passenger miles in 1920, U.S. posed in Boston on writers this season. "Sure, I voted to keep them out. Who wants those guys hanging aromid while* you're taking a shower," he rasps. "Can't they give vis some privacy?" What about those gestures he marie in the direction of the fans during a douhleheader with the Detroit Tigers the last Thursday in May? What brought that on? "I'd rather forget about that, I've regretted that incident ever since. I was sincere when I apologized publicly to the fans." 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