The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE KIN! Pittsburgh Is Bursting At Seams with Pride Pirates Look Like Ball Club By GIB STALET PITTSBURGH (AP) — There's no pennant talk buzzing in the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates today but the loyal fans who have insisted General Manager Branch Rickey will produce a winner are bursting at the seams. The Pirates are in last place in the National League but 20,102 fans turned out last night to watch them spot the Brooklyn Dodgers two runs in the first inning, then come through with a 4-2 victory for their fifth consecutive win. The crowd was the largest to watch a night home lame this year. Longest The five-game winning streak is the longest -since Rickey took charge of .the Pirates in 1951. The Pirates now have won nine of their last 11 games—tops since 1949 for them. The victory over the Dodgers was only the third in 13 meetings with the club this season. But it was enough to send the long-suffering Pirate fans home in good spirits. ' "We're Relaxed Manager Fred H»ney took the victory in stride. He isn't predicting even whether his club will get out of the cellar spot it has occupied most of the season. "We're just a relaxed ball club," he said. "We're not making so many mistakes. We're getting hits when they count and coming through with double plays at the right time. We've got a great bunch of kids. We'll ultimately field a team that will make Mr. Rickey and the fans completely happy." "They're Hustling" Dodger Marnger Walt Alston, somewhat dour over dropping two full games back of the pace-setting New York Giants, commented: "There's no question the Pirates are a young and hustling ball club. They've improved since I last saw them. They'll improve more." Before last night's game John Galbreath, multimillionaire president of the club, announced that he, Rickey, Vice President Tom Johnson and two members of Galbreath's family have put more money into the club. He didn't divulge the amount but it was estimated at $250,000. Rickey Quiet The club finished seventh in 1951 Rickey's first year at the helm. It was last in 1952 and 1953. Al Abrams, sports editor of the Pittsburgh' Post - Gazette, speculated the Pirates have dropped around $1,850,000 since Rickey took over. Rickey, 72, said recently he is quitting as general manager when his five-year contract expires next November. Galbreath said he would like to have him continue, instead of serving in advisory capacity as he plans. Rickey didn't comment on Galbreath's expression of confidence. And he didn't have a word to say on the Pirate winning streak. Baseball Standings By 1HE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 71 44 .617 — B- ->oklyn 70 47 .598 2 Milwaukee 66 48 .579 4& Philadelphia 56 58 .491 14M> Cincinnati 56 62 ,475 16 J / 2 St. Louis 55 61 .474 16& Chicago 46 71 .393 26 Pittsburgh 44 73 .376 28 Wednesday's Schedule Philadelphia at New York Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (N) St. Louis at Milwaukee CN) Cincinnati at Chicago. Tuesday's Results New York 8, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 4, Brooklyn 2 St .Louis 4, Milwaukee 1 Chicago 5-6, Cincinnati 0-1 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GI3 Cl-.veland 83 73 .716 — New York 81 37 .686 3 Chicago 76 44 .633 9 Detroit 5264.44831 Washington 49 66 .426 33 M> Boston 48 67 .417 34M> Philadelphia 39 77 .336 44 Baltimore 39 79 .331 45 Wednesday's Schedule New York at Philadelphia (N) Detroit at Cleveland Chicago at Baltimore (N) Boston at Washington (N) Tuesday's Results New York 11, Philadelphia 1 Cleveland 4, Detroit 3 Chicago 2-3,. Baltimore 0-1 Boston 4, Washington 3 , Citation Colts Ready MIAMI, Fla. UP> — Citation, the world's money winning champion on the track, galloped away with three cups on the Hialeah track — the 1948 Seminole, Everglades and Flamingo. Appropriately the first offspring of Citation will make their racing debuts this winter at Hialeah. SOUTHERA ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 80 52 .606 — .595 iy 2 .546 8 .504 is y 2 .492 15 .423 25 .419 24 Vo .412 25 Vz 53 59 64 66 75 75 77 New Orleans Atlanta 78 Birmingham ... 71 Chattanooga ... 65 Memphis 64 Little Rock 55 Nashville 54 Mobile 54 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 5, Chattanooga 4 Nashville 3, Birmingham 2 Little Rock 9, Mobile 3 New Orleans 5, Memphis 4 Games Today Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham Memphis at Mobile Little Rock at New Orleans (2) (2) COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet G El Dorado 73 36 .670 — Greenville 72 38 .655 1V 2 Meridian 59 50 .541 Monroe 51 60 .459 3*!ne Bluff 45 64 .413 Hot Springs .... 29 81 .264 .. Yesterday's Results Hot Springs 15, Meridian 7 Greenville 12, Monroe 6 El Dorado 13, Pine Bluff 10 Games Today .. . El Dorado at Pine Bluff Greenville at Monroe Meridian at Hot Springs 14 23 28 44 >/2 MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Columbus 4-5, Kansas City 2-2 St. Paul 4, Louisville 3 Indianapolis 4, Charleston 2 Minneapolis 7, Toledo 1 Texas League Dallas 7, Fort Worth 5 Tulsa 6-5, Oklahoma City 2-8 Houston 4, Beaumont 2 Shreveport 11-3, San Antonio 6-6 Western League Denver 6, Wichita 0 Omaha 5, Colorado Springs 2 Pueblo 6, Lincoln 5 (12 innings) Des Moines 1-0, Sioux City 0-2 (first game 12 innings) 5-PIECE CHROME BREAKFAST SUITES Extension Top Table 4-full wrap-around Chrome Chairs in Durable Plastic Large Size TabJe, 36x48x60 with four fancy chairs with flowers on back. Reg. 129.95 value . HUBBARD&SON FURNITURE & APPLIANCES "Cash Talks At Hubbards" Replayed Game faken by Rams Rally in Twilight Gives Baptists A 10-9 Victory By SAM NOREIS The scrappy Baptist Rams again came from behind in the closing minutes to snatch a belated vic- o'ry this time from the Methodist Eagles 10-9 at Compress iFeld Vlonday atfernoon. This was a full-game playoff of he August 4 tie, and the win enabled the Rams to stay in the ! ony League race. A loss for the Rams would have cinched the hampionship for the leading Tigers. Trailing from the start, the Rams could not overtake the VTethodists until darkness cloaked he field in the sixth inning and here remained but a few minutes of playing time. Two runs behind, with Slick 'Nelson throwing his fastest stuff in ;he fading light, the case seemed lopeless for the Rams. Honeycutt was out on a liner to the box. Bratcher managed to get a base on balls. Ed Perry eyed Nelson's delivery, picked out a good one and electrified the gathering with a triple, scoring Bratcher. David Barnes caught the spirit and rapped out a single to send Perry in with the tying run. Bill Haney dispatched a grounder that should have been an easy out, but an infielder let it get ;hrough in the darkness and Barnes came racing home on the error with the winning run. Bratcher, who relieved Haney in the second, was credited with the wir. Nelson, who took over the pitching duties from Holt after a jrief bit' of relief hurling by Fitzgerald, was the loser. Batting honors went to Holt of NFW BACKSTOP With a scale model, Roy E. Pinniger explains the mechanism of a revolutionary portable baseball backstop to Little Leaguer Jack Wenstrom. The H-year-- " - • J * V JT w ** _ - , . ,* -*V JT j-it_r _-.—-. ^r^-rtT.jr- {1S.1P A ) . is a R 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 R 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 the Eagles who had a perfect day! with four hits in four trips, send-i ing him into the league lead withj an average of .457. j Eagles AB Griffm, 2b-c -'.-. * Fitzgerald, ss-p 3 Hilt, p-lb 4 Nelson, c-2b-p 2 Pulley, rf 4 Gilless, cf 4 Fowler, lb-2b 3 RounSavall, If 2 White, If 1 Simmons, 3b 3 Totals 30 Rams AB Honeycutt, ss-2b ...*.. 4 Bratcher, c-p 2 Perry, 'cf 4 Barnes, Ib « 4 Haney, p-3b-ss 2 Watson, 3b-c 1 Morrow, If 3 Vincent, rf-3b 3 Wheat, rf 2 Renfro, 2b 0 Totals 25 Boy Scouts of the Blytheville area may attend Friday 'Bight's All-American football game in Crump Stadium free of charge, W R. Lawshe of Blytheville's Coca- Cola Bottling Co., pointed out today. Led bv the Memphis Coca Col 12 0 i Company, the Coke bottlers of the 01 MidSouth are making the offer 11 available to Boy Scouts. Scouts should wear their uni forms or present their Scout regis tration cards at the gate, Mr Lawshe said. Bobby Avila Takes Up the Stack As Al Rosen Rides Out His Slump CLEVELAND (AP) — A big reason Cleveland Manager Al Lopez isn't yanking out his hair over Al Rosen's batting slump is Bobby Avila, whose ninth-inning single won the Indians a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers last night. The little Mexican second baseman has taken up the slack this month while Rosen is having the most batting trouble of his major league career. Even without much help from their big man, the Indians have kept the second-place New York Yankees from closing a gap of three games. Doby Helps, Too "I look for Al to come out of it." Lopez said, "and Avila and Doby are keeping us in there on the attack." While Larry Doby has provided six homers in 17 August games, his batting average actually has dropped five points to .275. Avila, however, has been hitting at a .380 clip for the 17 games, batting in 13 runs on 27 hits, including three homers. Hitting: Improves In Avila's best of five previous seasons with the Indians—1951—he hit .305, had 10 homers and batted in 58 runs. Currently he's hitting .326 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. "I do nothing different when I bat," Avila says. "Must be I'm stronger. Maybe because I drink so much milk. I drink it allatime." The 'swarthy infielder explained he .drinks as much as two quarts of milk a day. starting the practice last winter when he had stomach pains and an x-ray disclosed an ulcer. Rosen, benched last night fay bursitis pains in his left shoulder, may .not play today or in Thursday's double-header. Odle Too Tight With Base Hits And Rotary Defeated 6-3 by Improving Shrine Club Ray Odle was burning them in j I there yesterday and Shrine Club j rode his coattails to a, 6-3 victory j over Rotary Club in Blytheville's j Little League. j Only bingle for the Rotarians j came when Smith hit safely in the { third frame. Aside from that lone j blow, Odle set them down. Meanwhile, the Shriners were picking up three runs in a big fifth j inning when Whittle singled, Mc' Dennett walked, and Lovelace tripled them both home. Then Pugh singled home Lovelace. McDermott. tripled home Whittle in the sixth frame when Shrine scoring ended with addition of two more runs. .The Rotes got their single run off Smith's single in the third. Hodge led off with a walk and advanced When Branscum was tagged by an Odle pitch. Smith then belted home Hodge for the lone Rotary score. ;• SHRINK AB Whittle, If 4 McDermott, c 3 Lovelace, ss 4 Pugh, 3b J Taylor, 2b 2 Dallas, Ib I Camer, rf-p 1 Skelton, cf 2 Odle, p-rf 3 ROTARY AB Hodge, 3b '2 Turner, 2b 3 Branscum, Ib-p 2 Smith, Ib-p . 1 Reid, If 2 Smothers, rf 3 Stilwell, c 2 Lendennie, cf 3 Cook, ss . 1 Wamble, ss 2 I i i o i 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 • 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I Football Booms in Texas i j DALLAS (*) — Football is spout- i ing like gusher oil wells in Texas. (There will be more teams tban i ever before when the gridiron s*s- son opens in the Fall. Twenty-seven senior and 1* Junior colleges have football teams. High school football";will reach * new high with 894 teams. Texas high school 'football t«am» begin playing the /first, week ia I September, often a torrid tempera' ture week, and th'ey continue playing through most of December. 10 o 2! C/cof te's Nephew Stars o 0 SACRAMENTO L?) — Al CiCOtte, 01 nephew of famed pitched, Eddie 01 Cicotti, is cutting some impressive I capers on the mound for Sacre- 1 0 mento. His first four victories in- f» 9. r«1nr1<»ri 1-hit. and 2-hit ShUtOUtS. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Wayne, Ind.—Carmen Basilio, 150Vi, Canastota, N. Y., stopped Ronnie Harper, 152 fe, Lo- j gan, W. Va., 2 Detroit—Bob Rossie, 150^. Cedar Rapids, la., outpointed Chuck Price, 146 1 / 2 , Detroit, 6. Specially Priced At - - Specially Priced At - - -{* ^^ ^% O t 7 pc. Dinettes $ 89 Specially Priced At— %^ J DICKOSBORNEFURN.CO. 126 E. Main Blytheville, Ark. Phone POplar 3-3241 Buicks bigg 1. You get the car that's in step with tomorrow From stem to stern, Buick today is styled a year ahead-with long, low glamor lines, with the very look of tomorrow, and with that broad panoramic windshield that many other cars won't have till 1955. Equally important, you get in Buick advanced V8 power, big room, luxurious comfort, the famed Million Dollar Ride- and all for prices that start just a few dollars above those of the so-called "low- price three." Is it any wonder, then, that Buick today is outselling all other cars in America except two of these "low-price three"? Come see for yourself why you a 3-way bonus get the car that's a iiigh resale value Buicks have always had a high trade-in value. But the 1954 Buick has an extra advantage in its year-ahead styling. That means your Buick will stay well up in the style parade for years to come-will stay fresh and new-looking well into the future. So you're bound to be way ahead in actual dollars when trade-in time comes. Every month's sales figures this year have firmed this fact: Buick sales are soaring; Buick is outselling all other cars in the nation, regardless of price range, except two of the "low-price three." So with this tremendous volume, we can — and do — offer higher trade-in allowances. Come in, see and drive a new Buick—then check for yourself that our volume business really does mean a far bigger allowance for you. — WHEN IITTlt AUTOMOIUIS All IU11T IUICK Will IUILO TMIM LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut & Broadway 24 Hour Service Dial 3-4555

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