The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 19, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1954 Schedule Is Futile < Yanks, Tribe Clean Up On Everyone By BEX PHLEGAK AP Sports Writer Maybe the American League should let Cleveland and New York go ahead and play the five games they have left with each other and get the pennant race out of the way. The way the Indians and Yankees are playing now they might well win all their other games anyway. They have to use up their strength playing "crucial" series with teams mathematically eliminated from all possible chance at the title. A slipup anywhere along the line could spell the difference. Net Gain: ^ Game Just consider the futility of the chase. In their last 68 games — more than half of their total played to date — the second-place Yankees have gained exactly half a length on the Indians. Here are the figures: The Yankees have won> 9 in a row, 15 oi their last 18, 35 of their last 43, and 52 of their last 68. But Cleveland has won 8 straight,. 12 out of 13, 17 out of 20, and 51 out of 68. Everybody with any pennant hopes left in either league won yesterday. Cleveland beat Detroit 4-0, New York defeated Philadelphia 5-1 and Chicago whipped Baltimore 4-1 in the American League. The New York Giants thumped Philadelphia 6-2, Brooklyn shaded Pittsburgh 3-2 and Milwaukee defeated St. Louis 3-1 in the National. In the only action not involving a contender, Boston edged Washington 9-8 in 11 innings on Karl Olson's single .with two out. Ted Williams went hitless in six times at bat. Cubs Rained Out Cincinnati and the Cubs were rained out at Chicago. Cleveland managed only five hits off southpaw Billy Hoeft but two were home runs — by Bobby Avila with the bases empty for the first run and by Al Smith with two aboard for the other three. Early Wynn finally won his 16th game in his fourth try. The Yankees mopped up on the Baseball Standings Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE *V L Pet GB I New York 72 44 .621 — ! Brooklyn 7147.602 2 I Milwaukee 6748.583 4:-2 !Philadelphia ...... 56 62 .475 17 1st. Louis 55 62 .470 17 ^ jChicago 46 71 .393 26V 2 Pittsburgh 44 74 .373 29 Thursday's Schedule Philadelphia at New York Brooklyn at Pittsburgh St. Louis at Milwaukee Cincinnati at Chicago (2) Wednesday's Results New York 6, Philadelphia 2 Brooklyn 3, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 1 Cincinnati at Chicago, postponed rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 84 33 .718 — lowly Athletics for the 13th time in 15 meetings. Whitey Ford turned in his seventh straight victory and his 13th of the season. Chicago pitching continued to baffle the last-place Orioles, who have scored only twice in their last 27 innings. Sandy Consuegra, lifted in the sixth for a pinch hitter, registered his 15th success with fine relief from Dick Strahs and Harry Dorish. Don Larsen was charged with his 16th loss, tops in both leagues. Leo on Top Another hunch paid off for Manager Leo Durocher of the Giants. He replaced the slumping Monte. Irvin with Dusty Rhodes and the substitute outfielder' belted two home runs that accounted for five runs. The night before, Durocher inserted Rhodes' roommate Bobby Fofman and he homered twice. The Pirates' five-game winning I streak ended as relief ace Jim Hughes of the Dodgers retired the I side in the ninth after two runs ! had .scored and two men were on base. Lefty Warren Spahn checked the Cardinals on five hits, including Stan Musial's 32nd home run. Harvey Haddix had a one-hitter working until two out in the seventh. IA pop fly triple by Joe Adcock i drove in the first -run and he I scored a moment later on a single 1 by Andy Pafko. New York 82 37 .689 3 Chicago 77 44 .636 9 Detroit 52 65 .444 32 Washington .," 49 67 .422 Zlfa Boston 49 67 .422 34V 2 Philadelphia 39 78 333 45 Baltimore 39 80 .328 46 Thursday's Schedule New York at Philadelphia (N) Detroit at Cleveland (2) Boston at Washington Chicago at Baltimore Wednesday's Results Cleveland 4. Detroit 0 New York 6, Philadelphia 1 Chicago 4, Baltimore 1 Boston 9, Washington 8 (11 innings) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans 82 52 .612 — Atlanta 78 53 .595 2 fa Birmingham 71 59. .546 9 :hattanooga 65 64 .504 14y 2 Me.Ti.phis 64 67 .489 I6fa Nashville 54 75 .419 25 J / 2 Little Rock 55 77 .417 26 Mobile 55 77 .417 26 Yesterday's Results Mobile 2, Memphis 0 New Orleans 7-11, Little Rock 6-7 Nashville at Atlanta, postponed, rain. Chattanooga at Birmingham (2), postponed, rain. Games Today Nashville at Atlanta (2) Chattanooga at Birmingham. Memphis at Mobile Little Rock at New Orleans COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G 73 37 .664 — 73 38 .658 fa 59 51 .536 14 El Dorado Greenville Meridian Monroe Pine Bluff Hot Springs 51 61 .455 23 46 64" 1 -418 27 30 81 .270 43 fa Yesterday's Results Pine Bluff 8, Ei Dorado 7 Greenville 7, Monroe 3 Hot Springs 14, Meridian T . Games Today El Dorado at Fine Bluff Greenville at Monroe Meridian at Hot Springs MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Indianapolis, 2-1, Charleston 1-0 Kansas City 11, Columbus 8 . Louisville i, St. Paul 2 Minneapolis 7, Toledo 5 Texas League Beaumont 6, Houston 5 (11 innings) Fort Worth 3, Dallas 2 San Antonio 4, Shreveport 0 Oklahoma City 10-0, Tulsa 6-6 Western League Sioux City at Des Moines postponed Pueblo 5-3, Omaha 3-8 Wichita 2, Denver 1 Only games scheduled BELATED TRIP TO COLLEGE — Mel Hay, Who in 1951 was one of the top schoolboy passers in the South while playing for Blytheville's Chickasaws, leaves for college Sunday. The husky thrower departs for Murray State College, Murray, Ky., where authorities contacted him by mail saying he'd be more than welcome Hay was sought by several schools on his graduation but at the time passed up a collegiate football career. (Courier News Photo) Race Tracks Show Increase at Gate By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK (AP) — Attendance at the nation's major race tracks is up in a majority of cases, and may exceed the record total turnout of 1953, figures of the Thoroughbred Racing Assn. showed today. Incomplete figures through the i wood Park, Longacres, Mon- end of July show a slight decline in the pari-mutuel handle, but racing officials are highly pleased at the attendance. Most Through There are reports from 29 of the 39 member tracks of the TRA, -the parent organization which makes up all the major tracks in this country. Most of these have completed their season, or have a fall session. Some are still in operation and final figures will come later. Twenty of the 29 reporting tracks show attendance gains, while wagering is up at 16 of them. The 1953 season was the greatest on record, as 27,969,331 fans turned out, and produced a two-billion- dollar pari-mutuel turnover for the first time. The total wagered was $2,064,572,984, with total revenue to the 25 racing states being $138,604,146. Betting- Off? While the betting .may not approach 1953 because of various reasons, including a tighter dollar, most tracks will settle on the continued gains in the gate. Tracks showing attendance gains include Omaha's Ak - Sar - Ben, Aqueduct. Arlington Park, Denver's Centinnial, Delaware, Holly- mouth, Randall, Saratoga-at Jamaica, Churchill Downs, Atlantic City, New Orleans Fair Grounds, Garden State. Hialeah, Jamaica, Keeneland, Laurel, Lincoln Downs and Oaklawn. Jamaica was off 0.1 per cent in the mutuels, Delaware 2.1, Longacres 3.3, and Monmouth .0368 per cent. Olson Says He's Ready For Tough Title Scrap By RTJSS NEWLAND S^N FRANCISCO (AP) — This may not be "stop the press" stuff but it is news when middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson makes an outright prediction In a question-and-answer interview that was practically pried out of the 160-pound kingpin, he said he expected to beat the No. 1 challenger, Rocky Castellam, in their lo- round title fight tomorrow night. "I have trained hard and I have trained for a 15-round fight," he said. Asked if he expected to win by a knockout or a decision, he said, "I'm ready to go 15 rounds, come what may." No Plan He has no set plan of battle, "Im ready for any kind of fight Castellan! puts up." He was asked, what kind of a fight he expected" the challenger to wage. "Prom what I have read in the papers I expect him to try to jab and outspeed me. If that's what he does, I'll press him all the way." Odds makers have established Olson the 4-1 favorite. On TV The bout will be nationally televised (except for a San Francisco blackout within a 100-mile radius) from the San Francisco Cow Palace by NBC. Starting time will be 10 p.m. EDT. Most observers think the pulverizing body beatings Olson hands out will win him the fight. But Castellani followers see the former Luzerne, Pa., coalminer, now a Cleveland resident, as a winner due to his flashing speed. Rocky 's left jab is superior. He moves in and out and around the ring faster than Bobo. He probably is the harder hitter with a right hand. New TV Formation for Burdette BURDETTE — With new head.gears. new jersies and a new offensive formation — the TV formation — Burdette's Pirates are a little like the old St. Louis Browns — they .can't go any way but up. Last year, the Pirates forfeited all I back playing directly behind the, Sept. 17, Keiser There their games when it was discovered | quarterback and just inches away, j Sept. 24, Trumann Here late in the season one of their play- As t he quarterback goes into his Oct - *> Osceola Here ers had been ineligible. Actually they won four, lost five and tied a pair. Just about the same crew is due back this year and the Pirates are expected to be slightly stronger. Letttennen return to every position except quarterback and .one guard slot. • Close-Up Fullback Coach Harold Stockton's new look will feature an offensive with an extra close-up blocker. In effect, it will be a double quarterback setup with the full- handoff and faking routines, this Oct. 8, W. Memphis There o, Nov. 12 Portageville Here Nov. 19, Wilson There Juniors close fullback will go about his j Oct. 15, Corning Here blocking chores. He can also do | Oct. 22, Luxora Here other things, Stockton points out. j Oct. 29,^Lepanto _Here Practice gets started Friday and the Pirate head man is expecting about 25 boys to show up. Returning lettermen include Billy i Se p t 16j O sceola Here Duncan, Carl Pankey, Elbert Rigs- i Sepc _ 2 3, Blytheville Here by, Don Payne. Arkey Pankey, Ben- ! Sept 30) Hayti There gie Biggins, W. T. Langely, Jon | Oc t. 7, Marked Tree There Payne and Billy McDonald. Here's the schedule:. Sept. 10 Marion There Oct. 14, Hayti Here Oct. 21, Open Oct. 28, Jonesboro Here Sports Roundup— Braves Perini Gets Criticism By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — As long as big league ball clubs insist upon tucking in exhibition games on off days during the playing season there is going to be trouble. Lou Perini, owner of the Milwaukee Braves, just happens to be the latest target of wrathful protest against the somewhat silly practice. Family Champions TORONTO (-•?> — Garth Boesch, former ace defenseman with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League, is also highly skillful as a trapshooter. He was a big winner in the Canadian Provincial Trapshooting competition. And Mrs. Boesch, equally adept with a gun, won toe women's singles title. Perini, co-owner of a construction empire, is being bitterly criticized by Milwaukee fans for having sent his pennant-hungry club up to Toronto to play an exhibition last Monday when, on the following night, the Braves were scheduled to open a three-game series against St. Louis which could have a vital bearing on the National League race. Hurt Chances The angry charge is that the club president imperiled the Braves' flag chances in denying them a badly needed rest. It is, further, being strongly hinted that he sent them into Canada with the thought that it might not hurt his firm's chances of landing more construction projects there. The players themselves were re- i ported to nave been openly critical j of the junket, which figured to ! cost them the better part of a j good night's sleep at a time when i they were straining every nerve j to sustain a sensational winning j streak that had carried them from a distant third into the thick of a three-way battle with New York and Brooklyn. It didn't soothe the athlete's feelings to learn that proceeds of the game were to go to charity. They [would have vastly preferred that j the Milwaukee club donate a sum ; to the charity in question and per' mit them, the players, to concentrate on trying to win a world championship for Milwaukee and some fat World Series checks for themselves. There is, as we said, nothing j new about ballplayers not liking to skin themselves up in exhibition games when they might be enjoying a round of golf. They always have objected to the quaint custom. But it is not often that they, as well as their fans, appear to have been as justified in yelling murder as in this instance. The fact that the Braves' eight- game streak was snapped the next night by the Cards does not necessarily prove that the Toronto trip was a blunder. Possibly Manager Charlie Grimm's boys were overdue for a whacking. But if the Braves should by a distressing coincidence lost the flag by a single game Perini will be a long time hearing the last of it. TWO FEEDER CALF SALES September 7th and 9th 500 HEAD Steers and Heifers Fresh From Farm Sorted and Graded Thursday, Sept. 9 Sale Begins 1:30 P. M. 1 Mile North of Marianna, Ark., on Highway 1 Eastern Arkansas Livestock Assn. Two Sales Each Year— 2nd Thursday In April— 2nd Thursday in September. For further information contact Fred W. Harrod, Box 303, Marianna, Ark. 750 HEAD Heifers and Steers Fresh From the Farm Sorted and Graded Tuesday, Sept. 7 SALE BEGINS AT 1:30 P. M. OWEN BROS. SALES BARN 1 .Mile West Texarkana, Ark., on Highway 67. For further information, contact County Agricultural Agent, Texarkana, Ark. Prank Souchak is the only amateur golfer who automatically qualified for this year's U. S. Open golf championship Be was among the 20 low scorere last year. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting—Noren, New York, .344; Minoso, Chicago, .331; A vila, Cleveland, .326; Fox, Chicago, .319; Mantle, New York, .312. Runs Batted In-—Doby, Cleveland, 94; Minoso, Chicago and Berra, New York, 89; Sievers, Washington, 87; Mantle, New York, 86. Home Runs—Doby, Cleveland, 27; Mantle, New York, 26; Williams, Boston, 22; Sievers, Washington, 21; Rosen, Cleveland, 20. Stolen Bases—Jensen, Boston, 17; Rivera, Chicago, 14; Minoso, Chicago, 13; Fox, Chicago and Busby, Washington, 11. Pitching — Consuegra, Chicago, 15-3, .833° Feller, Cleveland, 10-2, .833; Grim, New York, 16-4, .800; Lemon, Cleveland, 17-5, .773: Reynolds, New York, 10-3, .769. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 130; Trucks, Chicago, 127; Wynn, Cleveland, 117; Pierce, Chicago, 107; Hoeft, Detroit, 103. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Snider, Brooklyn. .352; Musial, St. Louis. 342; Mueller, New York, .335; Mays, New York, .330; Moon, St. Louis, .329. Runs Batted In — Musial, St. Louis, 110; Snider, Brooklyn, 99: Hodges, Brooklyn, 95; Kluszewski. Cincinnati, 92; Mays, New York, LUXORA COACH — Hershel Brewer will be the new coach for Luxora's Panthers this year. Mr. Brewer was graduated from. Union University at Jackson, Term., and received a masters degree from Peabody College, Nashville. He previously coached at Morris Chapel and Shiloh, Tenn. He is married and has four children. 91. Home Runs—Mays, New York, 37; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 35; Sauer, cmcago. 33 ;Mathews, Milwaukee and Musial, St. Louis, 33. DELUXE and DELUXE SUPER-CUSHION Right now, if you don't wait too long, you can make this outstanding tire deal! These arc not just ordinary tires! 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