The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1943 · Page 8
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EIGHT • JLYTHEVILIJS (AWL) COURIER NKW» Bender Was Best Clutch Pitcher; Starred Iii Four World Series When Connie Mack especially wanted'to. win a game, liic Tall Tpdician called on Chief Bender. 'MFFTIfi EfER Get Away With Wierd Base Running Yesterday In Beating Giants rt By Unlleil 1'rcss cHrtii'i lake tlio Brooklyn long lo reinsure their tuns llinl Ui'ey'rc the Dodgers ot old. There was sonic doubt, that they'd live up to their old reputation You kiw-catcliliiB fly bulls with their skulls, running down to third base instend of fir.sl an H hit,, and so forth. The Flntbnsh faithful were Bcl- liiK worried thnL maybe they'd foe different this ycnr, maybe Branch Rickey would make them u reserved bunch of colorless ball players. Hut the worrying Ls over now. Hccanse yesterday, In their opening (same with their nrch rivals— the New York fiiants-lhe Ucvluora | pulled their dafflcst trick: They liad two men on third base at ilie .same lime. Herman Singles It happened In the seventh Inning. Dixie Walker ivo.s on second base ami Dolph Cninllll on llrsl lillly •Herman singled to right, Walker rounded third and hcadcc for home. Bui Manager Mel Oti of the CHants fielded the ball am heaved ll accurately to home plalc Walker retreated hastily to third Only lo find Camilll there. Walker decided lo try for home again. He was (nursed out by Ihe catcher, who promptly dropped the ball. The ball was recovered, anil Dixie was Bljcd again at Ihe plate. lint the eccentric Bums from Brooklyn came out of the^'dcnl (julle nicely. liecausc the umpire ulcd that Ihe catcher had , Intcr- I erred with Walker—and the run wa.s allowed, The Dodgers won Ilic game 5 lo 2. Ed Head was the winning pitcher. Anolhcr Nnllonal League game .urncd Into a first-rale pitchers' jnltJe. The Cincinnati n«d.f defeated the Cardinals l to 0. That's exactly the .score of Wednesday's Jhiclmmli victory over St, Louts. Jlie flr.st (i.ime went 11 Innings, yesterday's lasted for 10 frames. lay Starr wris Ihe winner, besting Srnlc Willie on the hill. (,'Hlis Beat 1'irales- 'Ihc Chicago Cubs broke a 3-all tic In (he .seventh liming to win, 4 to 'I, from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kk Kiinclyzewskl was credited wilh the victory. The Philadelphia-Boston game In Ihe National League was postponed. In the American league, Jess Mores of (he Philadelphia Ath- lelic.s ])llchcd a Uto-JilUcr—but lost, lie held the Boston Red Sox lo a i»lr of safeties, nut Tex Ilughson of the Sox gave up three safeties, and no runs. Boston scored In the fourth Inning on a double, a acrlilcc, and a ground out, Virgil 1 rucks of the Detroit Tigers lossc<| a four-hit shutout, over the Cleveland Indians. Ami the New York Yankees sriueezcd out a jJlnth-innlnK triumph over Washington Senators. Only one game ivlll be played in Ilic majors today. The Boston lied Sox nnrt JPliilndclulilu Athletics will clash In Ihe Quaker City, Ollie Hunter liusy , In the 1'enn Relays By NBA .Service I I'MILADEU'HIA. _ Ollle Himl- cr, who Ls following In Gregory IK ccs footsteps at Notre Dame will be the busiest athlete hi the Mill Relays, April 23-24. Ilunler, the Inl champion two-mller. will compclu In the distance medley and two- mile Ihe first day, and In the two and four-mile relays the next. 'The niranliu, an 18-iwli pol.srm- ous fish, kills liundreds of cattle FJilJMy, Ai'UIL 23, H),|;J . CHICKASAW Vest Main Near 21sJ St. jal. starts 1Z:45; Sun. surls 1:45 Nfglit shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens a.ti Continuous sliavts Sat. »nd Sun. HOUSE PAINT K««ps you proud of your horn* That's because it wasDuPont- dcvciopcd 10 stay bright and clean. Gives home long- lusting protection and good looks. John Miles Miller Co. Distriljutur Iii' IIAKItV GKAVSOiV >\'KA Spoils L'llitor Connie jMnck, who lias been in professional baseball nigh onto CO years, calls Charles Albert Render the greatest uiuiicy pitcher of all lime. "Given proper rest, chief Bender did not once fail me In a dozen years," says the patriarchal pilot, of the Athletics. With Jack Coombs hurt in Ihe 1913 World Series, Mack asked Bender to pitch with less rest than he required at- the time. "There is a mongagc on your home, isn't there, Chief?" Mana\ ger- Mark asked the Indian. "Thai's riylil, Mr. Mack," replied Bender. "How nmcli is it for?" ihe head man wanted to know. The amount was $2500. "All right, Chief, yon beat the Giants tomorrow and I'll pay off the mortgage," the boss promised. "I knew then that the Giants were done for," smiles Muck, .taking a JW ride down Memory Lime. Bender looked like a lull-blooded Chippcvva, but contended that he was only an eighth. When hostile fans howled in falsetto: "Whoop! Whoop!" he would walk close to 'the stands returning from the box and say: 'Foreigners! Foreigners." - Bender was a born gentleman well educated at Carlisle and Dickinson. He was one o! the best-informed men in (he game, read Die liiicst books. The Chief was as versatile out of, baseball as he was in it. He wrfs an'excellent hitter and at one time or another did everything 1 for tile Athletics except catcli. He played a sharp same of cards, 'stood out in billiards, lie .was skillful with a shotgun, remarkable; at the traps. The latter to some extent could account for Bender's nnuiziiik' control. REFUSED TO WASTK HALL . Mack couldn't get him to waste a ball, and some managers fine pitchers for not wasting pitches when they are in position to do so with two strikes on the batter. When Bender had two strikes on a hitter, he wanted to gel him out of there, however, and would break a low curve over Hie outside corner or fire the hard one. And lie was almost as swift us Waller Johnson. Bender stood six feot (ivo mid weighed 180 Hounds. He kicked his Jeft leg high in the air and threw overhand. • -Bender was not .vet 20 when lie shut out Clark Griffith and the .iH - star New York Huitilandero with four hits in his American League bow in 1003. Tv.-eiUy-four years later at the aye of 4-1 lie led the Middle Atlantic League ou an carncd-nm basis, tinned in one- hit shutout. Bender was in live World Series and was Ihe outstanding star in four of them. LEO PITCHERS TUKEE TIMES Although'he struck out 11 Giants, Bender lost to Christy Mnthcwson, 2-1, in one of his top efforts in Ilic World Series opener of 1911. A grounder fumbled by the peerless FxJdic Collins beat him. Bender thrice led American League pitchers in won and lost figures — in 1010-11-14, when the Athletics came down in front. His 1-i-year major league totals are 205 victories against 111 defeats for-.a percentasc of .650. including two fruitless campaigns with the Phillies which terminated his slay In the big show following a miserable season in the Federal League. He bagged 191, dropped 102 for the Athletics. In his first year. Bender pitched 29 complete sumus in 33 starts Winning 10 in a row in )M7, lie yielded only 10 runs and 57 hits He had a skein of 14 victories iii 1314, pitched a no-hit g^meauainsl Cleveland,: May 12, 1910. 'Terrs Turner walked to be the only mai (o get, an base, and was imme- dialcly picked off. Chief Bender carried out all Ihe fine old traditions of the thtp- pewas, one of the proudest trite. Open 7:00 p.m. Show Starts 7:30 p.m. Artni. Always llo mid 25o Friday and Saturday 'Arizona Roundup 1 wilh Tom Kceiic SL'IUAL: "I'crils of Nyuka," Chapter Throe. Selected Shorts. Saturday Midnight Show 'Mexican Spitfire at Sea 1 wilh Luiie Vnlc? >fc Leon lirrnl .Selected Sliorls Sunday and Monday Stetson Eagle ;> Like a mellow, springy felt, achieved by ttic famed Vita- Telt procfiss, that's a, new - < .ftyle 6HCCCS.';? Then choose ' j the "Eaalc"—It has jusl Ihe , right curl lo Hie faf rr\ —- -" brim for n casual hat *P ' •«'U KEEP IT UNDER YOUR STETSON, BUT..". (In you kntnv I h u I I he largesl collcclio,, ,,f s |_ v |c- .SlotHi.ns in Easier,, Arkansas is foiuul a( .Mead's? A vei-.v strong shmving of Viia-FeHs'. . . "chanuutKnc" nf lulls . . . and a wlmpping setup of iijr-lijjht fells. Yts . . . definitely . . . j ( 's Mead's for Stetson hats. 5 to $20 Stetson "Swiijisi'r"—. bonii 1 «l;;e shape wilh just ihe r j B nt dip \ 0 $7.50 Stetson "Stratolmci"- slrei.nilhu-il lishlwciiihi. Shii|iL- it us you like u. REFRIGERATION and ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE! E. ^V. 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Fish must be caught with hook aniline, fly rod or casting rod, live or artificial bait. Those caught on trot J'nes, in sein s or nets will not be considered. Fish must be caught within a 50 mile radius of Biytheville between now and October 1st, 1943 to b e eligibly for a prize. PRIZE !-" SF1" '.V'"'" 1 }^* y Y*^ ^l^M ; Cr ForlfceK-. * f.^m ' J f? r *-^ Sx & ^ £ Bream! $5 PRIZE f^ « "f the Biggest 4t * £ * Goggle-Eye! -^/^ Get Ready To Land The BIG ONES! Come in and select pur fishing tackle to land the big ones. We are showing a somplete line of everything you need for all kinds of fresh-water fishing. Check With Our FISHING BAROMETER Before Each Trip For Better Results! HUBBARD HARDWARE CO,

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