The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 20, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 20, 1954
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PACK SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST », 1954 Braves Can Do It Yet if All Goes Well By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The "History of the 1951 Pennant Race" became required reading for the Milwaukee Braves today. Written into the annals of the National League by the New York Giants, this re markable record provides convincing and recent proof that baseball miracles are possible Although firmly believing the\ are the new team of destiny, tin Braves could use a little solid en couragement. They lost two out o three games to St. Louis, including a 2-1 10-inning thriller yesterday and now trail New York by 5% lengths. Better Off Even now, however, they are much better off than the Giants were at this stage three seasons ago. Milwaukee still could do it al alone, without depending on a collapse by either the Giants or Brooklyn. It could work this way. The Braves have five games left with the Giants. They've lost five more than the Giants. A sweep of the five would cancel out the New York lead. The Braves and Brooklyn play six more times and the Braves have lost only two more than the Dodgers. Seren Back Sept. 1 In 1951 the Giants trailed Brooklyn by seven games as late as Sept. 1. They were still six games behind in the losing column on Sept. 20. Only a complete Dodger collapse in the final week paved the way to the playoff. The Giants, apparently back in good health after a critical slump, won their third in a row, 5-0 over Philadelphia. Brooklyn again had to hustle for a 7-5 verdict over the hustling Pittsburgh Pirates. Cincinnati took two from Chicago, 7-0 In the American League, Detroit and Cleveland split a. twin bill. The Indians won the first game 4-3 but lost the nightcap 8-2, ending a nine-game winning streak. The Yankees whipped Philadelphia 8-5 for their 10th straight and Chicago edged Baltimore 4-3. Cleveland now leads New York by 2% mnd Chicago by 8&. Boston jumped ahead of Washington in their private battle for fifth place with an 11-6 triumph. Ted Williams broke his string of 17 hitless times at bat with a single and a double. He also walked four times. Gome* Rifht Ruben Gomez tamed the Phillies on seven hits and received home run support from Davey Williams, Bay Katt and Bobby Hofman. The last-place Pirates refused to fold, even when Brooklyn ran up a 7-0 lead in the first three innings on Gil Hodges' 32nd homer and a bases-loaded triple by Walt Moryn. Jerry Lynch, Preston Ward and Frank Thomas homered for Pittsburgh. The Braves drew 48,057 to an afternoon ladies' day contest with the Cardinals, thfi largest crowd ever squeezed into County Stadium. Milwaukee came from behind with two out in the ninth to tie the score at 1-1. But a triple by Wally Moon and a long fly by Solly Hemus brought victory to the Cardinals in the 10th. Bobby Feller won the 260th game of his brilliant career in the opener against Detroit. Stronger Teams Seen in Southwest DALLAS, Tex. (AP) — There win be fewer men and less experience on Southwest Conference football squads this year but the schedule will be just as tough. The annual football roster and record book of the conference office here has just come off the points. Joe Pasqua of Southern Methodist booted the longest field goal — 52 yards against Texas presses to show that there will be iA&M in 1938. Darrow Hooper of 388 youngsters on the seven squads j Texas A&M holds the record for compared . to 393 last year and ; points after touchdown with 34 in there are 102 lettermen compared 1950. to 148 in 1953. But the coaches think the conference as a whole will be stronger than last season. The finest freshman crop in years has come up to the varsities. Practice opens Sept.l and first games are scheduled Sept. 18 when Texas A&M entertains Texas Tech, Baylor plays University of Houston at Waco, Rice gets Florida in Houston, Texas Chrisian meets Kansas at Lawrence, Kans., and Texas engages Louisiana State at Austin. Hogs Get Tulsa Arkansas opens the campaign Sept. 25 against Tulsa at Fayette- ille and Southern Methodist starts he campaign Oct. 2 against Georgia Tech at Dallas. Only three players broke into the all-time records last season. Kosse ohnson of Rice moved into sec- nd place among the ball-carriers with 944 yards. First was Bob imith of Texas A&M in 1950 when e gained 1,302 yards. Dicky Moege of Rice is fourth in the all- ime standing with'833 yards. McHan Ninth Lamar McHan of Arkansas ecame the ninth place man in assing last fall with his 1,107 ards and tied for ninth in passes ompleted with 78. Johnson had the ixteenth longest punt with his 0-yard boot against Cornell. Moe- le had the fifth longest touchdown un in history with his 81-yard print against Baylor. Bonn Hilliard of Texas holds the ecord for the longest touchdown un in conference annals. He raced yards against Texas Tech in 934. Milton Evans of Baylor has he longest punt return—95 yards in 1937 against Oklahoma City University. 105-Yard Run The longest run with an intercepted pass was 99 yards by Cul- ake on some sort of focus today. Thor Slostad had to close nis bowling alley for a few days in Mt. Vernon, Wash. He had loaned all his 62 bowling balls to his fellow townsmen competing in a Seattle tournament. len Rogers of Texas A&M against Arkansas in 1942. Charles Casper of Texas Christain took a kickoff back 105 yards against Texas in 1933 to set the record in that department. David O'Brien of Texas Christian holds the record for yards gains passing in a season — 1.733 in 1938. Jim Benton of Arkansas is the record-holder in passes caught with his 44 in 1937. The leading scorer was Joel Hunt of Texas A&M in 1927 with 128 Lennon Tearing Down 5A Fences Nashville Star Sets New Record Every Time He Gets Homer By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Bob Lennon, Nashville's powerful 25-year-old centerfielder, will be swinging for the Southern Association home run record every time he cuts at the ball in tonight's doubleheader at Atlanta. Lennon tied the league record of 52 in a single season by blasting an eighth-inning Virgil Jester pitch out of the park in, last night's second game with the Crackers. He hit his 51st homer in the opener. The late Charley Workman set the record while playing with Nashville's 1948 pennant winning team. Ironically, the Vols fell into seventh place despite Lennon's efforts last night. New Orleans moved three games ahead of Atlanta in the pennant race by downing Little Rock 9-4. Atlanta split with Nashville, winning the first 8-7 #nd dropping the 9-1 nightcap. Mobile got past Memphis 10-9. Chattanooga shutout Birmingham 4-0 but the Barons won the nightcap 11-5. Chattanooga's Bill Currie handcuffed Birmingham with five hits in winning his 15th victory. He has lost nine. New Orleans got to Milt Jordan and Stubby Overmire for 15 hits in the victory over Little Rock. I would move the team to Kansas HERE'S HOW—Whitey Ford, left, and Bob Grim discuss pitching grips, They are younger members of the Yankees' staff and the best (NEA) Third Alternative Looms for Macks PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the advent of a third alternative for the Mack baseball family, the future of the 'hiladelphia Athletics American League franchise began to It was far from a clear picturi and still subject to sudden chang —but latest developments adde up to this: The Macks have two, mayb aree offers, to consider. Roy an Earle, the feuding sons of base all's elder statesman, 91-year-ol lonnie, Sr., hinted yesterday le third offer and even suggeste they might bury the hatchet an ccept it. Local Angel This is reported to be a loca angel" who .would buy Connie' 2 per cent of the stock fo 600,000 and then invest two mil ion rebuilding the team, fixing u the park and paying off som ressing debts. In this setup both brother would remain in the front office etaining their controlling 58 pe ent of the stock. A top flight gen ral manager would be brought in however, to handle independent!; the baseball end of the business. Dreaming Harry Sylk, heading a loca group which has offered two and half million for the franchise—bu wants no part of Mack control— says his is the only local offer am that the Macks are dreaming ou loud with this most recent report Sylk would like to bring in Bucks Harris, Chuck Dressen or Frank Lane to run things if his organiza tion is the successful bidder. He also remains skeptical of reported four and a half million dollar offer by Chicago business man Arnold Johnson. Johnson The Travs collected 16 blows off three Pel hurlers. The game was marred by five errors, three of them charged against Little Rock. Both teams used four pitchers in the Mobile-Memphis slugfest. The Chicks collected 15 base blows and Mobile got 13. City. Sylk insists his is the faona fide offer "on paper." With the 1952 and 1953 world football championship in their possession, the Detroit Lions face the 1954 season with three of their top stars called to the armed services. Sports Roundup— Indians: By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — In trying to. decide at this point whether the Cleveland Indians or the New York Yankees are destined to uncover their noggins at the playing of the national anthem for the first World Series game on the afternoon of Sept. 29 this year it becomes necessary to take a long, searching look at the Chicago White Sox. The Sox by this time must have realized with a pineful finality | that, despite their excellency in ev-! fr? t d o eP *nTe' A^ e "* ?°' *°~l^^ h^aTmc^™ Se^^t^S^> ™ K " h Cle —' d •»>«»• nant race, it seems here Thri t „ ' To beg Tn with Se rustrned " Richards' ensemble can hope is to win a special award as the best third-place ball club in the history of the junior circuit. Slipping On June 1 the Sox were running a tight second, only a single game behind the Indians. Since then they have sustained a winning average of well over .600, a gait that -would have been good enough to win the flag some years, and they find themselves looking on. When a, thing such as that happens to a set of men they are likely to turn mean and want to take it out on someone, and it is for this reason that we feel it .necessary to try to figure out what the Sox are likely to do during the next six weeks, and to whom. They are going to decide the pen- • I three more whacks at the Yankees. Three of their contests with the Indians will come in the final week. That series figures to put a terrific strain on the Tribe if the race still is close, as it probably will be. Up to this point, the White Sox- are ahead of Cleveland over the season, having won 9 of their 16 engagements. In fact, Richards' speed boys are in the black against every team in the league except the Yankees. Their present plight is largely attributable to their inability to Ufk the champs, who have clobbered them 13 times in 19 tries. Beware Indians If all this gives us a clue, it appears to be that the Sox stand to do more damage to the Indians thar to the Yankees in the run to I the wire, providing they live up to past performances. It means that the Indians need desperately to add some padding to their present lead if they are to breathe easily in the closing stages. Burke Leads At Fort Wayne But Field is Closely Packed FORT WAYNE, Ind. tfl — Jack Burke Jr. of Kiamesha Lake, N. Y., led a closely packed field of money players into the second round of the $15,000 Fort Wayne Open Golf Tournament today. Burke, who is second in total winnings on the pro circuit this year, yesterday shot 34-32-66, six strokes under par, but 26 other pros and two amateurs were bunched within four strokes of him. At 67 were 3-lenn Teal of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jerry Kesselring of Kitchener, Ont., two players far down the list of money winners. There were six at 68, seven at 69 and 13 at 70. Th * 68 group included Pete Cooper of Jacksonville and Rudy Horvath of Windsor, Ont. The 69 bracket included Jimmy Clark of Kuntington Beach, Calif., the 1952 Fort Wayne winner. Art Wall Jr. of Pocono Manor, Pa. the defending champion, had 70. "Unchanged" Meanwhile, in Kansas City, a source in daily communication with Johnson quoted him as saying the situation in Philadelphia is unchanged, that he (Johnson) made a valid 4% million cash offer, and that he is as confident as ever that his bid will be accepted since it is the only one that offers real cash instead of stock and-or schemes to "rejuvenate a club that fans never supported even in its heyday." Reports of club owners opposi- Olson Solid Favorite To Retain Middle Title By BOB MYERS SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Middleweight king Carl (Bobo) Olson of San Francisco lays his world championship on the line tonight and is a solid favorite to retain it in a 15-round match with the nation's leading' challenger, Rocky Castellani of Cleveland. •me bout will be nationally tele-* vised and broadcast by NBC, with the San Francisco area blacked out of the TV picture. The show goes on at 9 p.m., EST, at the Cow Palace. Not Beaten in 15 The balding, 26-year-old Olson captured the middleweight crown from Randy Turpin of England in 1953, turned back the threat of Kid avilan in Chicago last April in one of his greatest fights, and he lasn't been beaten in his last 15 bouts. The last time he was beaten, in fact, was in a bid for the title against Sugar Ray Robinson here in his adopted home in 1952. Good Record Castellani, at 28 a seasoned ring- man without much of a punch— ess, in fact, than the champion, who is not famous for chilling his bes—has not been whipped in 10 straight matches. He was last de- eated in 1953 by Pierre Langlois. Olson and Rocky have had 62 )rofessional fights apiece, each has ost five, and both tuned up for this itle struggle by belaboring a man named Pedro Gonzales. 3,ocky won a decision; Bobo ended he matter in four rounds. 5120,000 Guarantee Olson has been guaranteed $120,- ! 00 by Rocky's manager, wealthy 41 Naiman of Cleveland. Rocky- will get 60 per cent of anything iver the net above that sum. The match will be scored under California's system of 11 points per ound. An even round is scored /4-5%. A good margin might be cored 7-4, and a genuine knock- own 8-2. Marshall Dorris In Tough Duel Legion Ace Scores 10th Victory with 2-1 Decision he added and finally Johnson is well aware of the latest offer which is simply a plan to lend tio nto the transfer are unfounded, ion. more money to a losing propcsi- In one of the most brilliant pitching duels ever staged at Federal Compress Park, Doug Dorris of American Legion came out with a 2-1 win over the Jaycees' Jimmy Marshall yesterday. The victory, No. 10 for Dorris, moved Ott Mullins' Legion team a step nearer the pennant they are expected to take. The Legion club scored its clincher in the fourth when Dorris was nicked on the head by a Marshall pitch. Jerry Rounsavall followed with a smash to center which got away for a single and three-base error, Rounsavall scoring. And that quick outburst ended the Legion scoring, but with Dorris fogging them in, it was enough. Lone Jaycee Run The Jaycees managed to come through for their lone run in the third when Barry Ball singled and moved to second on a passed ball. Jewell Duncan knocked him on around with a resounding triple which would have been good for all four bases except for the fact that Duncan slipped while running the sacks. Single hits in the second and fifth rounded out Jaycee offensive gestures while the Legionnaires picked up lone bingles in the second, third and fourth. All in all, it was a superbly pitched game for both hurlers. Jaycees AB Elledge, 3b 3 Ball, ss 1 Cobb, Ib 3 Duncan, If-cf 3 White, c 3 Wicker, rf 1 Marshall, p 2 Chitman, cf 1 Cherry, cf 1 Carson 2 Legion AB Plunkett, rf 3 Moore, ss 3 Boyd, 2b- 2 Dorris, p 1 Rounsavall, c 2 Wells, If 2 Lovelace, Ib 2 Craig, 3b 2 Mullins, cf 2 ball H 0 ,1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 H 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Chiefs to Ploy Manila Tonight, Bombers Sunday Blytheville's Chiefs have a pair of games on the line for thi* weekend. Tonight, they travel to Manila where they'll take on Manila at 8 o'clock under the lights. Sunday afternoon at Fritz West Park, they'll engage the Blytheville Bombers, a Negro club. Fritz West will be on the hill for the Chiefs and strong-armed Ira iibng, on furlough from th« army, is expected to pitch for tht Bombers. Read Courier News Classified Adi. BURNETTS ROYAL TIRE SERVICE SAYS: '' The boss needs space—s< We've promised to clear 500 U. 5. ROYAL Tires ». M. Saturday!" 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