The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 17, 1954
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TUESDAY, ATTOTST If, BLYTHEY1LLB (ARK.) JfBWS PAGE SIVW Between You'n Me Terry Unpopular Yet; Garrett Too Slow?; TV Boxing Book Ready By MURRAT OLDERMAN (NBA Sports Writer) No accidental oversight lay behind Horace Stoneham's absence "at the Hall of Fame installation of one-time hireling Bill Terry . . . and it was with extreme reluctance that a front office aide trekked along to stand in for the Giant prexy at the Cooperstown clambake ... Most National League clubs suspect Lou Burdetee of the Braves throws a humid curve, a polite way of saying: spitball .... It could be the Cleveland Braves peddled Bobby Garrett to the Green Bay Packers because of the old Pacific Coast Conference rap that the Stanford All-America was too slow getting back to pass .... The first time Bobby entered a varsity game, against Southern Cal? the emotional stress brougnt on a stuttering spell . . . Unable to get the signals out, sputtering frantically, he finally blurted, "Aw ," which brought on a roar or mirth from his tensed-up mates, who promptly moved to a TD .... Vic Lmdskog-, an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, maintains no College All-Star team Should ever lick the pro football champs . . . the pros only lick themselves via complacency ... * ' * * Fat ; Harmon of Cincinnati tells us that when Bedleg general manager Gabe Paul leaves an a talent hunting trip, he's got a preplexing answer for anyone who asks what his business is: "Undercover man for the Reds." . . . The best catcher now operating in the National League is the Braves' Del Crandall . . .. Long - term contract or no, it's hard to believe Eddie Stanky will be back with the Cards next year if they stay rooted in the second division . . . The man credited with straightening out Larry Doby's moods (and making- him the Indian spark plug) is the same who tangled with Doby in a turbulent fist fight a. couple of seasons ago. Rocky Marciano'll bet anybody Bobby Garrett five dollars his little brother, Pete will make the big leagues some day. , . . The Bock remembers pitcher John Andre of Shreveport as the only kid around Brockton who would practice as long as the champ— which meant six hours at a stretch. . and Andre's the only one of six Brocktonites who took a crack at pro baseball who's stuck with it . . * * * Who says tennis can't breed 'em bellicose? . . . It was the favorite schoolboy sport of Whitey Lockman, Leo Durocher's shouting part- ner. * • * In court circles, Art Larsen is known as "Tappy". .. . The Yankees call Gene Woodling "Porky." . . . Charley Ane, the big Detroit Lion lineman, is part Hawaiian, Samoan, English and Chinese . Pitcher Ray Narleski of Cleveland is a brother of Teddy, a little tailbeck who used to cavort for UCLA". . . * • • Now that Harry Matthews has been cold-Cockelled three times, the new Pacific northwest favorite is a cinch to be rising heavyweight i McMurty of Tacoma ... * * * For the best tips on how to follow the fights with an expert .eye, look for Joe Williams TV., Boxing Book, out in September, with a Bob Hope intro . . . Kudos should also go to Bill Schroeder, director of the Helms Athletic Foundation, for the reprints of historical sports articals .... Casey Stengel's going to preserve his memories, bid for by book publishers, until he retires . . . The rich fet richer: The Minneapolis Lakers have m surprise fillip for next winter in Jim Hoverder, a six- five Indiana State grad coming out of the Marines. . . . How can a player the caliber of Hank Bauer possibly be happy lolling on the bench? . . . Remember how last spring we tipped you off that Wally Westlake's kid brother, Jim, a first baseman for San Francisco, would be a $100,000 ballplayer .... The price on him. today is just that, . . • Between you"n 'me, this Hall of Fame business is even going to the dogs .. . the greyhound people have one proposed now . . . Lower Leagues Producing Now By FRANK ECK AP Xewsfeatures Sports Editor One of the remarkable things about the 1954 baseball season is the unusual rookie crop. Time was when a minor league hot shot had to pass many scrutinizing eyes in AA.' ball before he was brought to the big time. Things have changed in this era of the lively ball and the battle for fan patronage. Today the player in Class A ball appears to be getting a better break than ever. Some players from even lower leagues get a chance to make the grade: Manager Casey Stengel of the Yankees may have hit the nail on the head when he said: "Sometimes a good way to find out of a kid can swim is to pitch him off the dock. Of course, you takr some chance on the lad drowning-. But with a life saving: crew in the bullpen it's an interesting: experiment." Stengel said this oack in April whiel talking about Bob Grim, the 24-year-old Brooklyn-born right hander who impressed in spring training. Getz, Cortez Defeated in Mat Feature Newcomer Don Bruno and his partner, Lee Fields, proved a mite too tough for tough guys Chico Cortez and Al Getz last night as they rough-housed their way to a victory in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. And Bruno and Fields received a little help from the opposition in the way of a falling out between Cortez and Getz. The Mad Mexican and his partner frequently took swings at one another and at the end of the first and final falls they went at it tooth and toe nail while the fans howled their approval. Bruno and Fields won the bout by coming from behind to take the two final falls after losing the first. Cortez and Getz teamed up on Fields to take the first round after jarring him into submission with eight straight body slams. Then Cortez put the pin on with a body press. Bruno came back to take the second fall for his side when he gave Getz a couple of body slams and a pin after eight minutes. Then Fields took over to capture the third fall for his team by defeating Cortez in 10 minutes with a body press. In the preliminary bouts Getz defeated Bruno and Fields won over Cortez. Today Grim is the leading Yankee pitcher, having shown 15 victories in his first 19 decisions. Last season he toiled at Binghamton in the Eastern League. He is one of the- many Class A boys who have graduated with flying colors. Others who have made a similar jump this season are: Jack Shepard and Curt Roberts, both from Denver to Pittsburgh. Frank Sullivan, Albany to Boston. Bob Finigran, Binghamton to Philadelphia A's. Dan Schell, Schenectady to Phillies. Henry Aaron, Jacksonville to Milwaukee. Aaron, Shepard and Roberts are like Grim. They were added just before the season started. Their managers wanted to make certain. Aaron got his chance when Bobby Thomson broke his ankle. He now bats fourth for the Braves. He has been one of the hitters responsible for their August surge. Finigan was ranked third among the A's third basemen last March but Manager Eddie Joost now rates him No. 1 and a .300 hitter. Schell was regarded as "a year away" but when the Phillies slumped. Danny got his chance. He delivered while batting third. Electrical & Plumbing Supplies For That Hard to Find Item — See Us. General Hardware And Appliance Co. 109 W, Main Phone 3-4585 Tom Brewer, 22, has made the grade with the Red Sox after two years pitching in the Army. At Hi-Tom, N. C., in 1951 he was 19-3. Ernie Banks of the Cubs came right from Negro baseball; Pittsburgh first baseman Bob Skinner has been in the service the last two years and Brooks Lawrence made the Cardinal pitching staff after only two months with Columbus in the AAA American Assn. In 1953 he was with Portsmouth, Va., in the Class B Piedmont, League. For fellows like Bill Skowron of the Yankees, Gene Conley of the Braves and Wally Moon of the Cards the climb wasn't too difficult. They came from AAA ball. And Gene Baker of the Cubs came from unlimited classification at Los Angeles. But for the most part, the Clas A's have it. They are producing better players all- the time. WILSON'S TV & RADIO SERVICE Our technicians are experts in TV, Radio, Intercom System* and Sound Equipment repairi. 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Baseball Standing; NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet New York 70 44 .614 Brooklyn 70 46 .603 Milwaukee 66 47 .584 Philadelphia 56 57 .495 Cincinnati 56 60 .483 St. Louis 54 61 .470 Chicago 44 71 .383 Pittsburgh 43 73 .371 Tuesday's Schedule Philadelphia at New York Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (N) St. Louis at Milwaukee (N) Cincinnati at Chicago (2) Monday's Results Philadelphia 9, Brooklyn 6 Only game scheduled . GB 1 26.& 28 (N) SOUTHED* ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans ... 79 52 .603 — Atlanta 77 53 .592 1% Birmingham ... 71 58 .550 7 Chattanooga ... 65 63 .508 Memphis 64 65 .496 Little Rock .... 54 75 .419 Mobile 54 76 .415 Nashville 53 75 .414 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 5, Chattanooga 4 Nashville 5, Birmingham 4 innings) Mobile 3-3. Little Rock 0-2 New Orleans 4, Memphis 1 Games Today Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile Memphis at New Orleans COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet G 14 24 24& 24y 3 (10 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED FKKM Brooklyn (Eastern P»rkw»y>— Frankie Ryff, '38&, New York, outpointed Dennis (Pat) Brady, 141, New York, 10. New York (St. Nicholas Arena) —Gerry Dreyer, H7, South Africa, stopped El Constripto, 140, Mexico City, 8. Los Angeles — Rudy Martina*, 144 V 4 , Hollywood. Calif., stopped Manuel Castillo, 147ft, East Lot Angeles, 5. 72 36 .667 71 38 .651 49 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB leveland 82 33 .713 — New York 80 37 .684 3 Chicago 7444.627 9& Detroit 52 63 .452 30 Washington 49 65 .430 32 & Boston 47 67 .412 34 & Philadelphia 39 76 .339 43 " Baltimore 39 77 .336 43 & Tuesday's Schedule Detroit at Cleveland (N) New York at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Baltimore (2), (N) Boston at Washington (N) Monday's Results No games scheduled 59 63 .546 .464 22 .417 27 4472 El Dorado . Greenville . Meridian 59 Monroe 51 Pine Bluff 45 Hot Springs .... 28 81 .257 Yesterday's Results Meridian 6, Pine Bluff 5 (10 innings) Greenville 10, El Dorado 3 Monroe 8, Hot Springs 1 ., Games Today Greenville at Monroe Meridian at Hot Springs El Dorado at Pine" Bluff Fort Worth 5, Houston 5 Oklahoma City 7, Shrevcport I Western League Wichita 10. 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