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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 2, 1943
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ran EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIKR NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNIO ?„ 1<M3 Cardinals Half Game From Top Y. By United Press The leaders In both major base-ball 'circuits hud betlcr look lo their !aurcls-ai!d fast— or Ilicrc'H be new names al thc.licacl ot the '...list. V >In the National' League. the SI. '. Louis Cardinals ' drove to within » Imlf game of the top by trimming Uic 'Brooklyn Dodgers, 11 to 9, In Winnings. The game was n sltigfcsl Jrom 'the first pitched ball lo Uie (Inlsh. Thirty-five bnsc hits, were registered In all. The Cards collected the majority ' of the clouts— 20. Harry Walker of the Red Birds wrote finis to the overtime encounter by connecting tor a homer with a mate on. Tlie Philadelphia 1'hllllra staged a four-mil uprising oft Hi Blttiorn Jn the sixth Inning to down Die. Chicago Cubs, 1 to 2. Crafty old S Johnson went (he route for the Phillies anrt held the lirulns to wvcn scattered hits. His mates nailed BUIiorn, Kcwpic Barret am Los Fleming for 12 binglcs. Amont the Phillies' hits was a four-master by Mickey Uvingslon. Huck Greary pulled a master McGraw Finest Lead-Off Man, Hardest Hitting Third Sacker And Matchless as Run-Getter BY HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sporls Editor John J. McGraw wenl down in lilstory as Little Napoleon, Ihe fiery manager of the Glnnls. Connie Mack' considers McGraw tlie greatest leader since 1800. McGraw's ability as n player was lost sight of In his 30 years oi almost, unbroken success as the Iron-fisted strategist of the Polo Grounders. Little Mac, a left-hand halter standing no more tluin five feet, seven and weighing only 155 pounds, was the Ideal lead - off man. He was the hardest hilling third baseman of all time wllh a 15-year major league average of .331. Swift and smart on the bases, he scored more runs In proportion lo Ihe number of games played than any other player before or since, McGraw. was paid $0000 for a single season's play more than 30 years ago. Despite his size or lack o( it, McGraw In his early (lays — he signed his first professional contract, at n—fancied himself as a piece of base stealing lo give the. ,, ., Pittsburgh Pirates a 5 to 4 victory j' Ca|) ' AnKm rccogmm , hbi eclll is as a third baseman and at the over the Boston Bra,ves ti\ n 14 s inning game. With tlie bases loaded and Grcary on third, In Ihe final stanza, Al Jnvery—the Boston hurler— wound up for his pitch. But he look too long and Greary beat the throw home, sliding through a cloud of dust under catcher Hugh Poland's arm. -Two unearned runs turned Ihc tide in favor of the Cincinnati Reds as the Rhlnelnndcrs beat, the New York Giants, 3 to 1. Sieve Mesner and: Max-.Marshall drove In tlie ^'Inning counters in the sixth with two out'Vattcr Dick Bfjrtell muffed a grounder. Eric .Tiplon accounted for Cincinnati's other nin with a 385-foot-homer-in the fifth. 7-Iii the American League, Washington Senators shaved the ptale when he was a kid oi 18. The Cedar Rapids club with which he was performing mcl the celebrated Chicago White Clockings in Sluing exhibition game In 1891. Anson offered to buy Ihc 'peppery kid'i> contract then and there. KNEW WAY AROUND BASKS McGraw was wth Ballmorc when Ned Hunlon arrived In '92 to build tlie immortal Orioles who |int inside baseball Into the game and turned oul more famous figures than any other., club on record. McGraw had such artful batters as Wee Willie Kcelcr, Joe Kcllcy, Hughic Jennings and Jack Daytc to hit him nronnd as the Baltimore Birds swept, lo pennants In '94-959!) and narrowly missed in '91 and '98. He didn't steal first, however, and there was a busier base- runner. M a time when !300 hitlers were rare, McGraw cracked the circle In eight campaigns. He batted .340 In '04, .374 111 '95, .334 In '98, .390 leating'lhV'ThnadEiphla Athletics, i» 'M. -337 In 1900 and .352 In 01. 5 to 3. With the score tied at llircc- | McGraw swiped 40 bases In '93, all in the eighth, Pinky HtBglns 11 h> '94. CO in 'B5, 42 in '97 and '98, Yankee lead lo one game by (town- Ing the .Cleveland Indians, 3 lo 2, in'"a: 10-inning night game. Ellis Gary Singled into ccnler field to bring Alec Kampourls home with the winning Washington counter. The Detroit Tigers took the otl«r junior,, circuit arc-light game, dc- connected for a homer to put the game., on .ice. 'Other American were postponed. League gamrft OUie Hunter to Call It Quits After the War .SOUTHBEND, Ind (UP)— Ollie Hunter, crack Notre Dame two- mlicr, says it is possible he will not resume running after the war. .Hunter, enrolled in the Nnvy V-7 program,, said he would be out of practice after Ihc war and "might be' loo old lo start again. I may change my inind between now and then, but I doubt it very much." 19-Year-Old Elected To Lead Columbia Crew V3 in '09. There- was a difference ot only 288 between the number of hits McGraw made in 1080 games—1306 —and the.number of runs he scored—1018, .which is proof of the superior bascrunner. He knew hi' way around. Little Mac wasnt. afraid of tlie devil, and 200-pound guardians o) sacks protected themselves at all times when he came charging theli way. • - , MAC OAI.LD EVERY-PITCH The record shows thai McGraw —he'd fight you If you-callctl hln Muggsy — was as efficient as n manager .as he was n player. Hi would fight at the drop of the ha right up until he rellrcd as field marshal. He never got off Ihe uin plres. Quick K.O. Wins For Galento TAMPA, la,, June 2 (U.P.)— H took two-ton Tony Gtilcnto Just 25 seconds and two punches to launch himself on the comeback trail. Tlie New Jersey heavyweight kayocd llcrblc KuU of Brooklyn In the ghst. round of a scheduled len rounder lasl night, Uhe five thousand fans hadn't taken a deep breath before Katz was .sprawling on the canvas from alento's first punch—a left hook lhal had all of Galento's 2« imimds behind It. Knl/ struggled to his feel at the count of nine and stayed upright long enough for Galcnlo to drop him .again. And that was that. Vols Facing Barons In Critical Series By United Press The Nashville Vols are back in Ihc Southern Association lead, bui (lie picture may change at any time. Tonight the Vols start a sc- ries against Birmingham which— if one learn should happen lo win without a loss—may determine tlie first half winner of the split season, The Barons were displaced from Ihe lead by Knoxvlllc's second double victory In as many days. Tlie Smokies won 8 to 1 and 12 to 7, while Nashville was splitting a doublcheadcr with New Orleans. The Vols slackened their pace after winning the opener, 9 to 3, and lost the nightcap' 1 to 4, Another split evening failed to clmngc the third and fourth rank- Ings of Chattanooga and Little Ro-:k. The Lookouts won the open Track Fast A streak wllh . . T1 I cr 4 to 3, In Ihc 10th inning, while •lony never .was happier. It was. umc nock's single tally in Ihc his first fight since he knockoJ ,. s , |,, n | 11K „[ M, C sccc . n( i Kame out 'Buddy Bacr In the seventh ,' ,, 00( | f or a i in o round at Washington In 1941.' i, 'V continued •! wli ^WS^^'^^£.CSw r o,! !J a W w^,eV^aS\rG±n !^C IS O^'^^nof Tcrrer at Chattanooga, ™n, next! ™ , V AI^^.I S nock am! Tl,cn y hc'll return lo New. Jersey Wlaiiooga at Memphis, lo continue-training lor his comeback. '-.-..; McGraw of the Orioles, McGraw was a man about Broadway and n grand mixer wllh countless friends and admirers, yet wiis a stickler tor discipline. He had n reputation as a hard guy, but had a heart as big as n bucket: He staked more old ball players than any other man. When Ihc Florida bubble burst, he gave ncar- Harlolo Hedged To Win Over Pep Hy United Press When Sal Bartolo goes Into Ihc ring against Willie Pep at Boston, on June 8lh. ho will carry 'with him more than just a selfish de- terminallon lo rob Pep of his wellerwelghl crown. . „ rieforc Sal's dad died last December lie promised him he'd win Ihe Uile. Bartolo, to quote him directly, Is a man lo keep his promise. Freddie Brown, his trainer, who has done more than anybody else to make a topflight fighter out pf the kid, thinks his boy can do it. Says he: "I've been training Barlold for a year and lie's lost only one of 15 lights. Thnl was his non-tille fight with Pep in Boston. Tlie official? spill, and Pep's margin was one point." Sal started boxing In the Shnor Pine Kanke and gained a lot o experience there. He took part li 125 figlils, and won all but seven of them. During; lhat time he had tin distinction of winning 14 dtffcren amateur titles. He turned pro In 1937, and sine that lime has established hlmscj as one of the country's leading featherweight contenders. lie was In line for a title shot when Chalky Wright wore the crown, but illness cheated him oiit of his chance. ^, So this Is his big chance to get Into the really big money,, and ,,'a ; NEW YORK (UP)—Carl E. Sandin, New York, has been elected captain of Ihc Columbia varsity crew for next season, succeeding Eugene -H. -Ac-miner, captain for the past two years. §andii\ member of the class of 194 and only 19 years old, Is • one of the jouugcbt crew captains in, Columbia history, i McGraw called, every pitch for every club he managed, preferred curve ball pitchers. • ly 'all of his income for six years to' friends who lost heavily in n promotion scheme to which lie had lent his name. John McGraw participated In Ills last game as player with the Giants, Sept. 12, 1905, batting for Iron Man Joe McGlnnity in the ninth inning. He drew a base on balls, cotributed to a four-run and winning rally. Little Mac of the old Orioles was good to tlie last step. Yesterday's Results SOUTHHIIN I,KA<;UI: ' •Knoxvlllc B-12, Birmingham 1-7. Nashville fl-l, New Orleans, 3-4 Night games: Atlanta- at Memphis. Chattanooga at Liltle Rock. NATIONAL LKACillE Pittsburgh 5, Boston 4, 14 Inlings. St. Loiijs 11, Brooklyn 9, 12 lings. Philadelphia 7, Chicago 2. Cincinnati 3, New York 1. Missouri s remarkable relay team gets going., Left to right, Jack Tracy, Owen JOEcersl, Maurice Alexander and Cap*. Joe Shy. -They threaten 440-y.ard record p£ 4.0.5 set by Southern California ** : • .combination four Count Fleet may not be anolher| Man o' War, but he'll do until better one comes along. in- AMKKICAN LEAGUE Night games: Detroit! nt Philadelphia, Cleveland-at Washington. Chicago at' New York, postponed. St.'Louis at lioston. postponed. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chaltanooga at Memphis, night. Atlanta al Little Rock. Birmingham at Nashville. New Orleans at Knoxville. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Cincinnati. Philadelphia nt Chicago. Brooklyn at St. Louis, night. Boston at E'ittsburgh, night. champion's share of the next purse, Gal has confidence he can make it. And then Ihere's that promise he marie to his dad. -.- ;, Iowa to Flay Seven Game; ' IOWA CITY, la. CUP)—The U&- verllf of Iowa' 1U43 lousimill schedule probably will be confined lo five conference games and two non-conference games. Conference tills probably will he with WLscon- 1 AMERICAN LEAGUB Detroit at Philadelphia. Chicago at New York. St. Louis fit Boston. Cleveland at Washington, night. Two Mississoppi Schools Quit Sports For Duration JACKSON, Miss., June 2 (UP)- St'atc-operatcd schools 1m Missis sippi. have abandoned sports to the duration. The state collge board of Irus tees voted unanimously for the bai This means that competition i the Southeastern Conference O flea can jump a distance of seven feet, although its legs are only one-twentieth of an inch long. CHICKASAW West Slain Near 21sl St. Eat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Niglit shows 5:45 Exr-cpt Monday, opens G:45 Continuous shows Sat. and San. Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "LADY FROM LOUISIANA" with John Wayne & Ona Munson unA "GAMBLING ON THE HIGH SEAS' : with W«yne Morris Selected Shprls Count Fleet To Race For Belmont Piirse; May Win Triple Turf Crown By United Press Count Fleet will be out for more :han the money when he steps into the starting gale for the Belmont purse on Saturday. A $50,000 take' "ain't hay" h any language. Hut the Count's inuin obejctlve will be to Join the real royalty of racing—the win ncrs of Ihc Triple Diadem of Ihe lurf, The Counl is unbeaten in fiv races so far this season, and mos of them he took without worklni up a lather. Betters arc convincei he'll repeat. With such a champion takin the field, H might be Intcrestlr to see how the Count compare with the other five great horse that have captured the trip! crown. Sir Barton won all three title way back in 1919. The Canadlar owned son of Star Shoot was sturdy campaigner. But observe: rate him only that and say I would stack up no better than LI I 1.) JJI UMUVIIV Will UU WllJl VVL.TL.UIL- , . .-_, , sin, Indiana. Illinois. Purdue nnd (have U> continue .without Missis Minnesota, with other games call-.s'PP 1 anrt Mississippi State Co ing for Nebraska and a service team.,, h^ 0 - T to-l shot against the Count. Gallant Fox—the Bear of Bel- Lr—was one of ihc best, lie took c triple honors hi 1930. Tint Ihe o'x raced only hard enough lo in. With the Count putting on pressure, It's a question as to hcther he would be able to stand ic pace. The son of the Fox, Omaha, lurn- 1 Ihc trick in 1935 but didn't avc a Count Fleet among his ri- als. The famed mlghly alom— ln\- Admiral—lacked Ihe power Ihc iount has shown so far. He won ho Triple Diadem in 1937. Tlmt leaves only Mislci' Long- 'nil—Whirlaway. To Iry and com>are the two would be risky. Since he Whirl still is active. He may ,ct a chance against the Count n a match race this year. DGA Proposes 4-Point Program On Caddies CHICAGO (UP) — The Western iolf Association lias recommended four-point propvam to insure an adequate supply of caddies at America's golf clubs. The W.G.A. suggests: I.Clean, allraclivc caddie houses. 2. A sports program lo gel and to bold caddies. 3. A victory garden to keep caddies occupied. 1 A "sensible, simple program of Instruction" on how to be a good caddy. l!y IIAKKY GKAYSON NKA Sports Editor NEW YORK.—Count Fleet has be able lo run- Count Fleet, ken all the competition out, of ;t-year-o!d division, but .the fndlc nf nervous energy- from toner Creek has racegoers look- ig at a horse for a change. There were 22,358 at •Belriiont ark the other afternoon, and the ulk of them got- there despite dis- •csslng transportation anange- icnls, if any, lo admire Count leet as he galloped the '. Withers lile. They couldn't wagei on him. le closed at I to 20: ; ' That is H.healthy .condition—good u' tne ijame. The horso originally as tlie main attraction. Race rucks were not meant to be njipn ir gambling joints. The opposition may or may.not >o mediocre, but no 3-ycav-oHI:has o thoroughly .convinced - and dis- curagcd rivals. Count Fleet again will have, a irtual walk-over in the historic Belmotil Stakes, June 5, and there s little chance of his being tested o any great extent until -the Ar- inglon Classic is run, July 24. There he will bump into Occupation, the lasl colt to beat him—in he rich Belmont Futurity last fail —and Ocean Wave, which went wrong after bagging the Derby Trial in mud by 10 lengths. Devil's Thumb, the only other colt which would be given a look- in against Count Fleet, was not nominated for the - Futurity or Classic. Inasmuch as he has not yet resumed training, the son of Grand 'Slam couldn't, he' ready for the Belmont- Stakes, anyway: . Occupation is training well, 1 may but the question Is how far. He is by Bull - Dog. Bull Lea is the only offspring of that sire which won nl a mile and a quarter, and he was troubled by distance. To obtain a more complete line on Count Fleet we may have to wail until lie Cillers the handicap division next year. A clever 3-ycar- old has a events in pull in welght-for-age the such as Ihe Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. 1,. Nashville . 24 IS Biminghain . .. xChatlanooga . xLlttlc Rock . xAtlanta . ...; New Cleans . . .. 25 IB .. 19 13 .. 19 13 .. 18 18 .. 18 23 .. 15 22 ... 9 2G Jockey Club Gold cup at two miles it Helmont's fall meeting. Whirl- away, Alsab. Market Wise. Attention, etc., 'would concede Count Fleet. 12 pounds. Count Fleet covered the Withers Mile 'In l:3(i in real heavy going to be only one and one-fifth seconds off his owii world two-year- old and track record set last season. Johnny Longden, .seeking firmer footing, look the yellow colors .of. Mrs. Hertz very wide on the last turn. Count Fleet was never on Ihe rail. Jockey Longden figures be lost 10 lengths picking spots, yet Ttic Wood Memorial. Derby and Preakncss winner turned in the fastest mile-run at RclmoiH this spring. The Withers record is 1:34 4-5, held by Man o' War, Snob II., and Johnstown, all on fast .strips and • carrying 118 pounds. Couiil Fleet,' with Belmont at its . worst, was only a fifth of'a second-off Mint while lugging 120 pounds. ' While he. would hardly have been under instructions to run against the watch, Longden believes Count Knoxville xMemphls x— Night game. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. 25 14 23 13 16 1C 17 17 18 18 n 19 15 22 12 24 Pell .615 1 .5941 .51ll .433 1 .4051 .2571 I'd.I .Gill .0391 .5001 .5001 .5001 .472| .405 .33 31 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pel.I New York 19 13 .59t| xWashinglon 19 10 .5411 xPhiladctphia 19 n Brooklyn St. Louis Boston Pittsburgh Cincinnati . Philadelphia New York Chicago xCleveland 18 xDetroit 16 l(i roston 17 19 Chicago 13 10 St. Louis 11 18 .5141 .5 001 .4721 .Mill .3791 Fleet would have ill 1:34 "or faster been favorable: done the mile had the track $25 REWARD for return of LOST DOG Screw-Tall Britirtlc. Hull with white ;neck. Weighs about 35 pounds. E. 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