The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1943 · Page 8
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FACE EIGHT BLYTHBVILLE : (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 26,.'1913..' , mmw Pennant .Chances May Be Indicated On Showing In .. Next 16 Games The nine old men Iron) Brooklyn aie In Pittsburgh waiting for the music to stait for a Iti-game waltz V through the west. And a number of o\pcits who voted for St. Louis jtiro distressed to note that the Cardinals still are a con sUterable distance place. south ot first Anson An Idol Who Never Fell; Real Leader In Every Respect Tiie Dodgers, you know, were supposed to be the team most likely to recede under the Impact of the wcsleiri clubs' invasion of the East. BuUlht "Bums" didn't slay for the funeral and went on to win nine of the 12 games that in?.de up their home stand. The Cardinals board cd the train for St. Ixmls ,lwo and a half games out of (he lead. This will be. the Dodgers first chance of the season to show their wares on 11 road trip. And, to a great extent, their p?mmnt chances will depend on tlielr showing. While the Dodgers are doing or dying against the Pirates, the Cards will be doing likewise with the Boston Braves at St. Ixmis. The New York Giants open against the Cubs at Chicago in what is expected to be a very mild series, with or without, Lou Novlkoff. Ar.d the Philadelphia PhilllM open their road show aeaiust the Cincinnati Reds in a night game. In . the American I-cngue, the Cleveland Indians, who Suncioy went ahead, of the New York Yankees much as a train goes past n whistle stop, open defense o( their league lend in Boston. The Yankees will, be trying to regain the lead at.the expense of the Detroit Tigers;'who now arc In.-fourth place. Tiie Yank's principal problem seems to" lie in putting Joc Gordon buck together.utter ills terrilic slump. •The St.' Louis Browns meet the Washington Senators in the nation's capital and the whispering White Sox. from Chicago catch the Philadelphia Athletics at home ill' Qnakerlown. KV 1IAKRV URAYSON NEA Sports Editor Charles A Comlskey, whose St. Louis Browns of the American As- ileayo While Stockings for Ihe world championship in 1885 and '86, called Adraln Constanline Anson Ihe greatest hitler who ever lived. More than one competent authority who' saw Capialn Aiisun considered him the daddy of all first basemen. Cap Anson wns the connecting link between old and modern baseball. Although the foremost strategist of his lime Anson was never referred to as "manager." He always was Cap because he was everything a real captain Is supposed to be. He had Integrity sobriety, personal purity and dignity. Its most conspicuous figure, giving lo professional baseball In its Inclpiency a touch of the four qualities, liart a tremendous Influence on the game. •• Anson held ' his., place through three generations of ball plajcis A line drive'hitler, he left a 2B- year maor league average of He was under...300 . hi only I wo campaigns, and then only because he was burdened by the war with the Brotherhood. Player's League nnd managerial cave, lie twice nil more lhau .400—.407 in '70 and .421 in '87. He batted .303 in '81, .304 In '94. He led the National League foui limes. SWUNG ON THIRD STHIKK Anil it, must be remembered that when Anson broke In the pitcher stood only 45 feet .-rom the plate, during his first 14 years,'not farther tlinn 50.-Scoring was much more strict, yet striking out Anson was rated quite a, feat even though lie refused to swing until the third strike, regardless of the pitcher's Muck Stewart, Nashville pitcher, (save up 17 hits. Memphis also moved up a notch —from cellar to seventh place- by splitting a doublchciidcr with look i;\-Trammalrs Meet EAST LANSING, Midi <UP> There was much talk of homo, when two former Michigan state College baseball teammates bunip- Memphis first gninc 5 to 0. In U luigelmcii came back to hum- Spartan tlnrd baseman, Is lie the Chlckasaws, 12 to b. the cd into each other In England, |Capl. Aiiluir K. House, one-tlrnc In lhr> Thirteen - Inning Victory OverNashvillePutsBirm- ingh'am Ori Top Hy United l'r«s.s The Barons nrc back on the loj> of (lie ladder In Ihc Southern Birmingham and Little Hock In liii.scbnll Association. ' Atlanta. 'Memphis plays again In A 13-lnniiig victory over Nosh- Chattanooga and Knoxvllle plays vlllc Wednesday night put Binn- In New Orleans. nighniii biick in the (Invcr's scat. I 'Ilie Vols were downed 3. to ,2 in | old was discovered In the north Hie extra period game, although cm part of Georgia In 1828-29. Una) score wns 2 to l In (lie New Oi'lcms-Knoxvllle fracas —with the Pelicans on the long end of the score. The loss put Knoxvllle on tlic 'bottom In Hie loop standings. Two doublGhendcrs nrc sclirdulcd lor Wednesday night'—Nashville In Cuthbcrtson, is a rcatlon director. Red Cross rec- Fourlcen feet of aneleworms may be eaten by a young robin In a single day. Read Courier Newt want kdj. RHEUMATIC PAM l NWKlM Hill ill! htn HM«t j service of supply. A secoiid uiu,e- nan on the same team, Harold Some Ice companies supply punch bowls of pure Ice for use at parties. • GIT AFTER With If you suffer from rheumatic pain or muscular achea,buy C-2223 today for real pain-relieving help. SOc, |l. Caution: Use only as directed. Fir»t bottle purchase price refunded by I druggist If not satisfied, r Announcing Opening of Memorial Park Cemetery Choice Lota Available •. ';' For Information Call Holt Funeral Home Phone 571 -' WHO Wm\V>lttTHEFAT£K-A-JEEBIE$! THEY SCRAM. HHEHYOU Baseball Standings SOUTHKUN LEAGUE W. L. Pel. 19 10 .C55 20 11 .Ii4:i \G 11 .593 15 11 .571 .438 .429 .357 .296 xNashvillc . . xBirminghani xUUle Rock xChaltanooga control. 1 lie Captain was n big man xNcw Oilcan H 18 XAtlanta" 12 IB xKnoxville •• 10 '» xMemphis 8 10 xNighl game. NATIONAL LEAGUE W, L. Pet. Brooklyn 21 9 .700 SV Ixiuis 17 10 .030 Boston 14 10 .583 Philadelphia . 15 12 .553 Cincinnati . 12 1C .420 Pittsburgh . ; I" 15 .400 New York 10 IB -.379 Chicago . 9 10 .321 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L Pet Cleveland . 16 11 .503 New York 14 11 .5SO Washington 15 13 .530 Detroit 13 12 .520 Philadelphia 14 15 .483 Chicago 10 12 .455 St.' Louis 10 12 .455 Boston.-. 11 17 .393 standing six feel two,',weighing and liked large players, ' • The great White Stockings of Ihe 'BO.S were « team of giants, and It was something to see. the Captain lead them on the.field.' Anson broke, In .as a third baseman and was an ', accomplished catcher. His size worked against his s|>ccd, but his players prefer- ed lo see him attempt to steal a base in a,pinch, rnthcr than—say Billy Sunday, who was a sprinter. The (White SUrckliiBS won championships In "10, '80. 81, '82, '85 mul JG and Anson ted them to the last Ive. Tiie combination of '85 nml 8G has been listed us the finest of all time. No ball player or manager was nore Independent.than Anson. He was n team man,'relied wi no one player. When Albert. G. Sl>al- dlng, Ihe Chicago owner, wished to sell Pitcher Olarkson and the Immortal King Kelly to Boston,. he asked his manager If he could spare U« incomparable battery. "Sure, spare anybody," snai>pe< Anson. ' - ;'' Cap did not succeed In another winning combination', but mght have hud not Ihe Brotherhood war In '90 . taken his young stars. ANSON UKFIISKD.550,000 Early In. Ills career Alison acquired a reputation as a bulldozer because of protracted argnmcnls with umpires. But the fans rooted C.i]> Alison ., . leader of the great While Stockings of the '80s. for him because he always shot to win, He haled to lose. lie was so loyal that promoters of the Brotherhood didn't even ask him lo ump to the Players' League. riccausc he was fearless uiul abrupt, and always snid precisely what he meant, Alison made some bite; enemies SOIIIF: of whom prc- entcd Ills purchasing the Chicago •nnchlsc, When the Chicago club released ,nson to New York In January, 18, everybody but Cap knew that •as only the easy way to let him ill. Andrew Frccdiiian offered Anon considerable money to remain s leader of the Giants, but Cap ouldn't have his way and quit al- oi a month. Chicago fans raised $50,000 for \nson when he was let out, but he efuscd the money, explained that bull owned him not a thing, nit, putting it the other way uonncl, liu owed baseball plenty. Anson retained his tremendous lopularlly right up until his death n Chicago In 1922. 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