The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 27, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1950
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»AGE EIGHT ' BLYT.IIEVn.LE (AIIK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNK 27.19M George Kell Well On Way To Repeating as AL Champ t)y JOE RKICIII.KK Associated Press Sports Wilier "The lest of a true baiting champion is whether lie can repeat." It was wise old Connie JIack who first made thai .S;IKG remark many ymirs years It still is tine today. George Kcll hut ago. 11 still us line today. + Since 1900 there have been 44 dlf-, ferent major league batting champions. Only eight won the title two or more consecutive seasons al- ihough nine others returned to the lop after a lapse of a year or more. Which brings us to George Kcll, who won the American Lraguc bat- ling championship by two ten- thousandths of a 1 point over Ted! Williams last fall. For some nn know n rcaso i Kelt's victory over Wiliiams was greeted with applause usually reserved for " c h :i m pions." IVrhnps it w^s DecaiLse he did not move Into the top spot until tlie very day. But did it discourage the the American League's standout third sacker? Well, the top figure in the majors today is .312, compiled by George Kell of the Tigers. He tins the mast hits, the most, doubles. Helps Yesterday It is by no means certain that Kell will win the championship again this year. There Is no doubt, however, that thus far he's been the most valuable player in his league, lie, more than any other player, has been most re-sponsible for _the Tigers' lofty perch. Kell had a hand in Detroit's uphill 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox in yesterday's only big league encounter. George got two singles and a walk in four times at bat. He was the only Tiger to score against Billy Pierce until Detroit blasted over the four-run winning rally in the eighth, The victory increased the Tigers' first place lead over the Idle New York Yankees to 3 1[2 games. Hal White, making his first start of the year, got. his first victory although Dizzy Trout finished In the ninth. Three exhibition games were played last night The New York Yankees downed their interborough rivals, the Giants, 9-4, at the Polo Grounds, the Phillies scored six runs In the last three innings to down Connie Mack's Athletics, 8-5, ind Pete Castigllone cracked a two-run homer in the bottom oC the ninth to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 victory over Boston's Red Sox. Subs Are Stars In Tag Match At Legion Bout Veternm stocky Kneilsen. and Al Getz again proved [hat youth is no equal to experience when they defeated Eddie Oossett and Lucky Oilpin in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. Getz was called in ns a last minute substitute for Red Roberts who was booked to team with Kneilsen for the bout but Jailed to show up. There was also a substitute referee for the bout. Jack Moody olficiat^ ed in all matches. Kneilsen and Gctz won the verdict by taking the final two falh after losing the on a referee's decision. Moody disqualified the two meanlcs after 15 minutes of rough action in the opening slan?.T when they refused to heed his warnings about fouling on the ropes. The two veterans returned to take the second fall in 20 minutes with Getz defeating Gilpin in 14 minutes with a body pin and then taking Gossctt in six wilh a half jack knife. The third fall lasted for 11 rough minutes with Kneilscn and Getz winning the slugging match. Kneil- sen defeated Gilpin in seven minutes with a crab hold and then he defeated Gossctt in four minutes with mule kicks and body pin. In the two one-lall preliminary bouts Gossetl defeated Getz in 13 minutes with kangaroo kick.s and body pin and Kneilsen defeated Gtl- pin In eigh', minutes with a body pin. Sports Roundup By HUGH FUU.EKTON JR. SOUTI1KKN ASSOCIATION NEW YORK, June 27. Wy—R. G. GusUivson, a former ball player who Is chancellor of Ihe University of Nebraska, has figured out thai a young pttcner sets tired uncl loses ills stuff afier about 100 pilches. . . In the college and prep games the chancellor wnlches. that usually comes about the fifth or sixth inning, though a kid with control can stretch h[s 100 over nine frnmos Wondei how mnny throws those Dodger and Pirate flinders make in those 19-12 and 10-11 games? Atlanta . ... Hinnin^ham , Memphis . ., Na-sliville . .. Ne\v Orleans . Mobile Chatlancwga , Little Hock . W -17 11 « ar; 34 32 23 18 IVI. .671 .504 Ml .157 .403 .265 Although Washington Stale's Ted i Boston . rsvppe was tapper! 'as the first and i Chicago . best major league prospect signed ; ^' e ' A ' York out of the NCAA college tourney, his | Pitt teammates were more interested hi ! Cincinnati plugging senior center fielder Bobby i McGuire. lie's the only ball player lo be a member of four successive] northern division championship \ oc-lniit teams in the Pacific Coast Conference. . . . More hniwrtant, he's -A consistent .360 hitter. NATIONAL LEAGUE IV I. Brooklyn 3-1 [ Philadelphia 34 [ St. 1/illLs 34 Suspended Game An avid Yankee fan. driving from New Jersey into New York Friday night, felt perfectly comfortable when he steered into Holland tunnel with the Yanks at bat and lend- ng Hie Tigers 6-0. . . . Naturally he couldn't hear (he radio underground and he remained there some time, what with heavy, slow traffic. . . . As he emerged, he heard with satisfaction that the ^Yanks still were at bat—then came the score: two innings had passed and his favorites were trailing 8-6. One-MItmte Snorts Page "Deacon" Bill McKechnlc. former major league manager, recently w?_=; elected to the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla. . . . Promoters of the New Darlington, B.C., International Raceway expect to have at least 250 stock cars, all 1350 or '51 models, entered, for their Inaugural 500 mile race Labor Day (45 will qualify). . . . Tf anyone survives that Jam wllhout crushed fenders he'll be given a final test driving home from the beach Sunday night. . . Noting that Charley Norkus appeared on eight of the 61 boxing cards promoted by the IBC (now known as the Incredible Burping Chorus), Malinger Jersey Jones wants to know why heavyweight Maynard Jones can't get on just one. Maynnrd, it seems, licked Norkus when they were In the Navy. . . . Northwest golf fans tab Oregon Slate's Dick Yost as one to watch In the NCAA tournament. Dick lias broken the record on nearly every course he has played in his home territory. BYGONE BUMS—-These three ex-Brooklyn Dodgers are the big »uns in the Atlanta, Ga., Crackers' bid for the Southern Association pennant. From left to righl are pitcher Hugh Casey; pitchinf. :oach Whitlow Wyatt, wilh a gun presented to him by his fans. "id manager and part-lime outfielder Dixie Walker. New York Cleveland Hasten Washington . Chiciu;o Philadelphia St. Louis Baltimore's Mayor Out to Get I St. Lou/'s Browns' Franchise .. 201 Yrslordav's Results Southern Association Mobile 5. Birmingham 3 New Orleans 12, Atlanta. 3 LilUe Rock 11, Nashville 5 No National League game.? scheduled Editors Note: This i-s the flr.'t in .series of stories appraising the I citic.s t\ow bidding for the major ic baseball of the St. Louis Browns.) lly GKOKGK HOH'IIN BALTIMORE, June 27. (AI J > — Put a roof on the Municipal Smcl- ium nnd Baltimore will get the St. Louis Browns baseball franchise. That's what Baltimorcnns are being told by their mayor, Thomas D'Alr^amlro, and the .sports editor of the News-Post, Rodger II, Pippen. Those two are tne leading drum beaters to put Baltimore in the :nnjor leagues. Such talk hius been going cm for three years. When the transfer of the Browns has been rumored off and on and Baltimore always is mentioned prominently. Last Tuesday, Bill De Witt, owner of the Browns complained in St. Louis of poor attemluiice and declared that ".seme day" the Browns would move if gate receipts didn't improve, The mayor and Sports Editor Pippen promptly announced they had been negotiating for months wkh De Witt on the transfer. A?ain the Mayor said De Witt had told him the Broivn.s would come to Baltimore "if the bowl were completed with a roof." Ke-builriiiiff Stadium Elevators Jti the United States Pippen reported that De Witt during 19-10 carried 30 timr.s as | had written him "askin? about the many passengers as were carried! stadium, its chances of being put "intier roof and inquiring about American League Detroit G. Chicago 4 Only game scheduled Today's Games Southern AssofliHtlun Memphis at Nashville night Atlanta at Mobile night. Little Rock at Chattanooga night, Birmingham at New Orleans night National f.f^EUe St. Loui.s at Chicago 2 New York at Brooklyn night Cincinnati at Pittsburgh night Philadelphia at Bast on night American League Washington at New York night Boston til Philadelphia nignt Chicago at Detroit night Cleveland at St, Louis night by railroads. Cleaning the Cuff Max and Doug Bentley, the hockey stars, each donated an acre of wheat to the University of Saskatchewan's building fund. . , , Most of the well-like Hambletonian prospects, except the top pair, lusty Song and Florican. are due for their first big test tomorrow in the Black Diamond at Laurel. Md.. raceway. . Asked by a reporter when his busted thumb would be out of the cast, Rocky Graziano replied: "As soon as Tony Janiro is ready fight." -.}-"- Western Australia has a popula- "-~- ion of 525,000 in an area more than hree times larger than Texas. NarsCaM'Nooga Hurler Al Sima CHATTANOOGA. Term, June 27. (APJ — Al Sima. Chattanooga Lookout southpaw, has been called In by the Washington Senator., in exchange for pitcher nick Welt- <*roth, a righthander, and the >rornise of more players. Sima has compiled an 8-5 record for the Lookouts Mils year. Wellcroth Ls a 22-year-old right- hander from Williamsport, !'a., \\ho has been used mainly in relic! at Washington for more than a year. Last year he had a 2-5 record. Second Round Play to Begin In City Softball Second half nla.v In the Blytheville Y's City Softball League pets underway tonight with a pair of games scheduled at Walker Park. Tonight's schedule of games find, the Wade Lcc Cotton Company nine meeting the Burnett Hudson Pacemakers in the first contest at o'clock and Ihe Ark-Mo Kilowatt! playing the Razorhacks of the Razorback Drive-Inn in the seconr same. Although there nre still a coupli or three Ihst half rained out game: to be made up. the Ark-Mo Kilo waiters have established themselvc. as the league leaders with a recon of five wins against n single loss. Close 'behind the pace settins Kilowatters arc Ihe Chevrolet* n Sullivan-Nelson who have won foil and lost one ami the Pacemaker with a 5-2 mark. Official standings have not bee; tabulated but the unofficial record are: Team w ,, Pr Ark-Mo . Sullivan-Nelson Burnett . Wade Lee . Blytheville Motor Jaycees . Montgomery-Ward Razorbacks . .. W . 5 5 will be available by fall. The voters will be asked In November to approve a $2,500,000 loan to complete the bowl with another 20,000 seats and a second deck which will serve as a roof over sections around the baseball diamond and provide about 19,000 more seats. Such a loan was defeated at the polls two years ago before any construction work had begun. Baltimore's reaction to that is typically expressed by Jesse Linthicum. sports editor of the Baltimore sun. He says: "It would be wonderful lo have Baltimore in one of the major leagues, but this realization Is not JiLst around the corner. . . . "Baseball franchises are not shifted by the snap of a finger. There are many complicated ramifications. Heavy damages must be paid baseball properties if a major league club moves In and usurps territorial rights. Baseball men have told me it would cost from $3,000,003 to ST.OCO.OOO to move the Browns here." Dirty Sox Beat Whisenhunfr 10-8 The courier News Dirty Sox outlasted the Kemp whisenhunt Company nine 10-8 in a Bay Window Softball League game at Little Park yesterday afternoon. A four run outburst In the fourth inning iced the game for the Soxcrs. George Cturk pitched for the vic- Brdtimore Is rebuilding Ito mil- I tors and was nicked for 11 hits mcipal Stadium. It now has 21,000 while the Courier batsmen got 10 new concrete seats and 10,000 more ! safeties off Larry Knea.s and Doug Barons, Atlanta Lose SA Games Crackers Keep Lead In Spite of Setback; Travelers Win 11-5 By The Associated Press Birmingham Isn't having any luck In lUs effort to catch the Soulhern Association-leading Atlanta Crackers. ; Smce fi. when the Barons took over second place in the standings, they have won 13 and lost 1, Atlanta has compiled the same record. Last nlent was no different. New Orleans blasted Atlanta. 12-3, but Birmingliiun failed to take advan- inge of it, losing lo Mobile, 5-3. Little Rock exploded for nine runs in the ninth inning to wallop Nashville. 11 to 5. Memphis itnd Challanooga weren't scheduled. Mcrsoii Gels Five for Five Birmingham could have won with Just another single or so. The Barons loaded the bases in tlie tilth nnd seventh with one out each 11 in e. Mobile's Marion Fricnno stnick out Bob DePictro twice and made Ed Uu'igne fly out and hit into a forceont In the pinches. Jack Merson, second baseman for New Orleans, jumped on four Atlanta pitchers for four doubles and a single—a perfect night. Little Rock pitcher Lou Lombardo helped win his own game by hitting two homers and batting four runs. Lombardo hit a single and one of his homers—with t™ on—to spark the Travs' nine-run outburst. Nashville called on lour pitchers, including manager Don Osborn. in a vnin effort to slop the Traveler spree. Darkhorses in Finale Of PGA Championship \ By CH.UU.KS CHAMBERLAIN COL.UMHUS, 0., Juno 27. (AP)—The great Walter ll, holding court in the Scioto Country Club locker 1 room, shook his head so hard it nearly dislodged his glasses • '—the ones on his nose. ^ "Never, no never," expoun^Jf th» magnificent one, "have a couple of guys bolted out of nowhere to t» ilaylng for such a big one." The "Haig," was referring to Hudson Nine Tops Memphis Hounds 6-2 Burnett Hudson's Pacemakers won their 18th victory ot Hie season last night by taking a 6-2 decision from the strong Memphis Greyhounds in a game playeii at Walker Park. The Pacemakers used Herb Holmes of the Ark-Mo Kitowattcrs against the visiting Greyhound. 1 : and Holmes let the visitors down with six hits. Ke fnnncd 13 Memphis batters and walked seven. The Pacemakers got to Paullus 'Greyhound hurler. for nine l with Tom Taylor and Holmes leading the hitting with two safeties each. The Hudson nine which Is a member of both tlie City Softbal Wilson of whisenlumt. This afternoon Mead's Ti(;crt were scheduled to piay Fred S Saliba Company in another leagui contest. 3 Teams Tie For Missco Baseball Lead First half play In the Mississippi County Baseball League ended In a three-way tie by virtue of Lutes' twin victory .in Sunday's double- deader. Lutes, Number Nine and Keiser tied for the first-half league lead and a playoff between these three teams will be necessary to decide which team Is to represent Ihe first half in the championship playoff at the end of the season. Each of the three teams have 5-3 records. Lutes took two easy victories over Blytheville and Etowah in Sunday's make-up doubleheader. K e n n e y Merrill played an ironrnan role by pitching and winning both games. He defeated Blytheville 11-3 in the first game and beat Etowah 15-1 in the second. In other games Sunday Number Nine blasted. Keiser 28-3 nnd Btir- dette took Tomato 13-9. .Second half play gets into full iwlng next Sunday with Forty and Eight playing at Number Nine. Blytheville at Lutes, Etowah at Bur- delte and Tomato at Reiser. First half standings: Team \v I, Pet. Number Nine 5 2 .114 Lutes 5 2 Keiser s 2 Tomato 3 4 Blytheville :i 4 Burdettc 2 5 Forty and Eight 1 6 .114 .114 .429 .429 .28' .143 Rangoon Smallpox RANGOON— lit*)— An epidemic of small-pox which hit Rangoon lost November took a toll of 500 lives within five months, according to the Health Department of the Rangoon Municipal Corporation. A department statement said the disease is still raging in epidemic form h tlie heart of the city. It stated that teams of nnmlcipa vaccinators sent into stricken areas were hampered in their work by people who barred entry to their homes, fearing the vaccinators were bandits in disguise. Nearly -I0,00i people had to be vaccinated forcibly Tiie statement added that pros ently 300,000 of Rangoon's 150.001 population have been vaccinated b] the Health Department. League and Ihe Northeast Arkan. sas-Southeast Missouri Leagues has lost only three games this s son. Jhandlcr Karper and Hank WU- | lams, Jr. ^Those two fellows meet today tn he 30-hole finale of one of the rarne's most chrished titles—th» National PGA, with a »3,500 first | irize. Not since the tourney was Inau?- | irated in 1916 have such rank darlc- lo'rscs showed up for the showdown. The 36-year old Harper, a pro at I public fee course at Portsmouth, Va., has made stabs at the tourney circuit— the most serious being In he 1950 Tucson Open. He won that | inc. Williams 33 Williams is a 33-year old pro from I Sccnnc, Pa. He's a good-natured, well-proportioned gny who dropped in weight from 180 pounds to 173 in the process of a tremendous rally yesterday to oust 42-year ! old Henry Pieard 1-up In 38 holes. | The temperature was 96. Williams, son of a former pro, who is now a greenskeeper at^Burlington, N.C., has bagged $192 after a. fling in nine ieya this year. He collected this by finishing 11th at Tucson and In a tie I for 2Dth place at the recent National Open. Williams and Harper have emerged from a field that originally included the season's top money winners, Ryder Cuppers and seven former PGA champions. Like Hagcn said, "today is th» I time for the little fellows to howl— | God bless 'em." Another Revo/to CHICAGO, June 27. (A 1 )—Another Revolta may be on the way up In golf. Johnny Revolta, Jr., IB, son of: the veteran' professional campaigner, yesterday fired a three-over-par 70 medal honors in the Chicago District Golf Invitational Boys Tourney at South Shore Country Club. Perilous Gallantry CHICAGO — (if}— Police Lieutenant Thomas McCann saw Iht old lady oh the platform of a south side railroad station. He perceived that she was afraid to comedown to the street level because thjyiifs were wet. The gallant officer, went up and helped the lady descend safely lo the sidewalk. But oh th» last step he slipped, fell and sprained his hack. ONLY SUCH SAfHY IN TH[ WOKID K LIFE PROTECTION never known before! U.S. ROYAL MASTER U. S. 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