The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee on May 16, 1954 · 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN THE JACKSON 'SUN, JACKSON, TENN., SUNDAY, MAY 161954 WANT ADS 7-3333 4 4 4 Press B qx Qimwir By JOHN D. GRAHAM Generals Need Help After an optimistic buildup of hope over the possibilty of player help from the Chicago Cubs, the Jackson Generals have settled down to the tough grind of finding talent where they can. While the Cubs tenatively agreed to ship players to the local clu, no working agreement ever was signed (as was reported to this writer). The misunderstanding was unfortunate and it did not help the public relations program of the Generals. Business Manager Pete Mucci and Manager Lou Lucas are doing their best to locate help despite the collapse of the Cub deal. Lucas is expecting a left-handed and a right-handed pitcher in the near future. With these new hurlers and other shifts that he has undertaken, Lucas feels that the Generals will win their share of victories. Undoubtedly, the Generals are better than their early losses indicate, but we cannot find optimism in the picture until a couple of long ball hitters and two or three consistent pitchers make an appearance at Municipal Park (in Jackson uniforms, that is. Lucas is making the best of what he has and is correct in stating that he has a hustling ball club. Even in defeat. Jackson has never stopped hustling. This is more than we can say of some winning ball clubs that we have watched. Still fans want to see a winner. The Generals must have better spectator support if they are to have the money to bring in improved talent. But the crowd probably will not increase until the team starts winning. That vicious circle is with us! If you know the answer to the problem, we bow to a superior mind. Little League Opening Pudge Heffelfinger. granddaddy of the Old Blues, once said: "A game that can keep you young and vibrant and all steamed up is a precious thing." Using that as a measuring rod, Little League baseball is downright precious because it is keeping a tremendous number ' of folks young and vibrant and all steamed up. The fire will be lighted under Jackson's little League program Monday night with a doubleheader attraction at beautiful Coleman Field. Hard-working members of the Lions Club are keeping young by devoting many summer nights that the youngsters of Jackson can play baseball in a really big league way. And they are part of a movement that has swept the nation. Last year, for example, more than 100,-000 grown-ups .worked with the midget maulers in one way or the other. "There's no telling what the figure will be this season. Bob Stirrat, arithmetician and National Little League press relations director, reports that more than 3,500 leagues have been sanctioned. Last year, there were 2.800. The national organization for boys from 8 to 12 continues to mushroom. "Our national Little Leaguer magazine is being put on a paid basis for the first time,' adds Stir-rat. "It was impossible to continue giving it away free to more than 250.000.' The circulation of this magazine is indicative of the Little League growth. And Jacksonians can be proud of the fact that their Little League program need not take a back seat to any i.i the nation. And if you don't think its keeping many adults young, just watch the reaction in the stands when Eddie, Johnny or Tommy makes an outstanding play Monday night. The old folks get a real kick out of watching the youngsters demonstrate youth at its best. Jim Dillion Smashes Discus Record As Auburn Wins SEC Track Crown BIRMINGHAM. May 15 Big Jim Dillion, field events star, and little Jackie Creel 139-pound dash star, led Auburn to the Southeastern Conference track championship here today in a close battle with favored Louisiana State and outsider Florida. Dillion, a 225-pounder, broke the discus record he set in the trials yesterday with a toss of 171 fet, 4 inches, a foot better than yesterday's mark. That was the day's only new record. He also won the shot put. with 50 feet. 54 inches, and placed fifth in the javelin. Crel. like Dilion a former foot-bal player at Auburn, took the 100 in :09.S and the 20 in :20.8. retaining his championship in both events. The winners also had firsts from Bill Fickling in the high hurdles and John Barton in the mile. Auburn won with 58 points. Next were LSU 504 and Florida with 47 1-5. Florida, like Auburn depending in individual stars, also took six first places including a 13 feet, 11T pole vault by Earl Poucher, who barely failed to clear the bar in his effort to break the SEC record set here in 1951 by his older brother. Earl. " The Gators won the 440-relay run for the first time, and got firsts from Bil Adams in the mile. Jim Crosier in the 440. Jim Smith in the low hurdles, and Archie Vickers in the broad jump. Vickers leap of 24 feet, Is was the best in the meet since World I War I. ! Sam Hill. Tennesee, held his 830 title with a fine 1:53.2 race. Bob Hyde, Alabama, took the high jump at 6 feet, 2Va inches. Other team points were: Alabama 21: Tulane 154; Georgia Tech 12; Georgia 11 1-5; Vanderbilt 8r Tennesse 7; Kentucky 6 1-5; Mississippi State 2 2-5 and Missisippi 1. It is not possible for a captain of a United States ship to perform a marriage at sea. Flexible . . Soft. .. Light Y St SIKH n.l Genuine Mandsewn NAS1G3S Caff V 1$ Eh ca j a cm i r ac Orioles Edge Bosox In 2-1 Pitching Duel BALTIMORE, May 15 Uft-The first two appearances at the plate of Ted Williams failed to avert a 2-1 defeat today for the Boston Red Sox by the Baltimore Orioles in a pitching battle between winner Joe Coleman and Truman Clev-enger. Williams, after missing the first 18 games with a shoulder he fractured March 1 on his first day of spring training, flied and grounded out in two times at the plate. He also played left field in the eighth inning and had no chances after coming in as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. The setting was fittingly dramatic when the 35-year-old slugger appeared. Harry Agganis was on first with the tying run for the Red Sox and none out. Williams, after two slow fouls down . first . base and a missed swing, then flied out to left field and Agganis was stranded. In the ninth, Williams made the last out of the game by grounding to second baseman Bobby Young who threw him out. Manager Lou Boudreay called off plans to start Williams on account of the rain-drenched outfield. W Coleman. BOSTON AB R II O A Goodman, 2b 4 0 1 2 4 Maxwell, lf-cf 2 0 0 1 0 d Consolo 0 0 0 0 0 Olson, cf 0 0 0 2 0 Jensen, rf 4 0 0 1 0 Kell, 3b 3 1 0 1 0 Agganis. lb 3 0 2 8 0 Owen, c 0 0 0 2 0 White, c 1 0 0 2 0 a Williams. If 2 0 0 0 0 Piersall. cf 2 0 0 3 0 b Baker 1 0 0 0 0 Boiling, ss 2 0 0 2 4 c Evers 1 0 0 0 0 Lepcio. ss 0 0 0 0 1 Clevenger, p 3 0 1 0 0 Totals 28 1 4 24 9 BALTIMORE AB R H O A Young, 2b 4 0 0 2 2 Coan. If 4 0 0 6 0 Kryhoski, lb 4 0 0 9 2 Mele, If 4 1 1 3 0 Wertz, rf 3 1 1 0 0 Stephens, 3b 3 0 2 1 1 Courtney, c 3 0 0 2 2 Hunter, ss 2 0 1 2 3 Coleman. p 3 0 0 1 4 Stuart, p 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 30 2 5 27 14 a-Flied out for White in 7th b-Flied out for Piersall in 7th c-Struck out for Boiling in 7th d-Ran for Maxwell in 8th Boston 010 00 0001 Baltimore 020 000 OOx 2 E Goodman, Clevenger, Lepcio. RBI White, Stephens, Hunter. 2B Clevenger. S Hunter, Maxwell. SF White. DP Coleman, Hunter and Kryhoski. Left Boston 5, Baltimore 5. BB Coleman 3. SO Clevenger 3. Coleman 2. HO Coleman 4 in 8, Stuart 0 in 1. R-ER Clevenger 2-0, Coleman 1-1. W Coleman (3-2). L Clevenger (1-11. U Bery. Hurley. Grieve, Umont. T 1: :58. A 8.904. Law Pitches Pirates Over Braves, 6-1 PITTSBURGH. May 15 UP Frankie Thomas clouted a double and a single today as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Braves 6-1 behind the four-hit pitching of Vernon Law. The Bucs made it two straight over Milwaukee, with their big innings in the fifth and the eighth. Law and Bob Buhl scatered their hits until the fifth, when the Pirates rapped out a double, a triple and a single to take the lead after the Braves scored once in the first. In the big eighth, after Buhl was replaced by Jim Wilson, the Bucs started off with a double by Gordon to left with Vic Jan-owicz doing the running. Toby At-well singled, and went to third on a wild throw by Dan O'Connell. J-, s m SEEKING FURTHER HONORS Lady Shamrock, walking pony owned by J. B. Tea sue of Jackson will seek further honors at the Spring Walking Horse Jubilee at Columbia Tuesday and Wednesday after winning first place in the Pony class at the recent Strawberry Festival Horse Show. Here Jerry Tea sue receives the winner's ribbon and trophy from an unidentified lad held up by Ringmaster Brady Nelson of Humboldt. Trained by Jimmy Waddell of Brownsville, Lady Shamrock will aso be entered In horse shows at Lewisburg on May 20, Shelbyville on May 22 and at Germantown on May 27-29. (LovseOD endemhaDD Leads Kitty With Large lattimig IPace Owensboro Raps Generals In Doubleheader, 8-5, 12-4; Play Here Today At 2:30 Owensboro rallied to overcome a five-run lead in the first game and went on to bounce the Jackson Generals in a doubleheader, 8-5 and J2-4, at Municipal Park Saturday night. The same twp teams will play a single game here this afternoon at 2:30. Last night's second game turned into a travesty as the Oilers piled up a 11-2 lead and then deliberately tried to make outs in order to complete five innings before the Sunday curfew halted play. The Generals got off to a good start in the first game as they took a 4-0 lead in the second inning and were ahead througn the seventh frame. Jackx Strunk was the starting pitcher for the Generals while Dom Maisano started for the Oilers. Jack Sirunk collected a double and Mike Milinazzo hit a home run for the two decisive blows leading to Jackson's four runs in the second. The Generals picked up another run in the fourth when Milinazzo again scored as Vance- Byrd came through with a crucial base hit. Owensboro came on to score 4 runs in the sixth. The decisive blow was Vic Spatafora's triple with the bases loaded which drove in. three runs. The Oilers got another run in j the seventh and they iced the game away with three more in the ninth. An error. triple, and a home run by Ancy Prescott accounted for the three Owensboro runs in the eighth. Four pitchers were used by the Generals. They were Jack Strunk, the starter. Richard Hardish, Robert Morehouse and Jim Kluck. Jack Strunk again started the second game for the Generals while Lyle Robinson started for the Oilers. Strunk was the loser and Robinson was the winner. The Oilers collected 6 runs in the first inning to turn the game into a virtual rout. The inning was marked by 2 singles, a double, a triple, and a home run. The Generals picked up two runs in their half of the first on four successive singles. Then the next three men were struck out. Owensboro added 5 more runs in the second on a walk, two singles, a double, and a home run. The game turned into a virtual Brown ic White Calf Black & "White Calf Handsewn for lasting good looks, these Roblee Comanchcs are America's favorite casuals. Neat and trim the most comfortable shoes you ever owned. Fully flexible upper leather, long wearing soles and heels. See them try them on today. TAN CALF Jackson's Family Shoe Store W. VAN THOMPSON Complete Team Supplies Kawllnjrt Athletic Equipment Louisville Slugger Bats SPOT-BILT SHOES WHITLOW'S Sporting Good's 215 N. Market Tbone 7-7281 Dale Hall singled and A t w e 1 1 scored. Cal Abrams walked, and Dick Cole doubled scoring Hal and Abrams. MILWAUKEE AB R H O A Bruton. cf 3 0 1 2 0 O'Conell. 2b 4 1 1 5 2 Mathews. 3b 4 0 1 1 3 Pafko. cf 3 0 1 1 0 Adcock. lb 4 0 0 7 0 Pendleton, If 3 0 0 3 0 Iogan, ss 3 0 0 3 1 White, c 2 0 0 2 1 a Sisti . . : 0 0 0 0 0 Calderone, c 0 0 0 0 0 Buhl, p 2 0 0 0 3 b Dittmer 0 0 0 0 0 Wilson, p 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 28 1 4 24 1 PITTSBURGH AB R II O A Abrams, rf 4 1 0 1 0 Skinner, lb ......... 5 0 1 12 0 Thomas, If 4 1 2 3 0 Gordon, 3b 2 0 1 0 4 c Janowicz 0 1 0 0 0 Pelagrini, 3b .., 0 0 0 0 0 Atwell. c 4 2 2 3 0 Roberts. 2b 4 0 1 4 5 Hall, cf 4 1 3 3 0 Law. p 0 0 0 1 2 Totals 31 6 11 27 13 a-Ran for White in 8th. b-Sacrificed for Buhl in 8th. c-Ran for Gordon in 8th. E O'Connell 2. RBI Pafko, At-well 2, Roberts, Hall, Cole 2. 2B Thomas. Hall, Gordon, Cole. 3B Atwel. SB Pendleton. S Law 3, Dittmer, SF Pafko. DP Law and Skinner. Left Milwauke 4. Pittsburgh 9. BB Buhl 4. Law 2, Wilson If SO Law 1, Buhl 1. HO Buhl 7 in 7 Wilson 4 in 1. R-ER Buhl 2-2, Wilson 4-4. Law 1-1. WP Law, W Law, (3-3). L-Buhl (0-3). U Gorman. Dixon, Goetz. Dascoll. T 2:16. A 3968. farce in the fourth when the Owensboro nine, trying to get in five innings before the curfew of 11:45, started swinging at wild pitches and using any other method to get out. The Generals got two runs in their half of the fourth but fell far short of the hard hitting Oilers as the game was called at the end of six innings. OWENSBORO AB R H PO A E Caradonna cf 4 1110 0 Windle rf 4 2 2 2 0 0 Kubeck ss 4 2 2 2 3 1 Prescott If 2 2 0 1 0 0 Neil 2b 4 2 2 0 1 1 Crater lb 3 2 2 5 0 0 Hantauk c 4 1 2 5 0 0 Spatafora 3b 3 0 12 10 Robinson p 3 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 12 12 18 5 2 JACKSON AB R II PO A E Milinazzo, cf 3 112 10 Byrd ss 2 11110 Meyers 2b 3 0 1 2 10 Arterburn If 3 0 1 0 0 0 Hughes Ub 3 0 0 8 0 0 Riles 3b 2 0 0 1 3 0 Hardist rf . .3 1 0 0 0 1 Perkins c 3 1 0 4 0 0 Strunk p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Long p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Morehouse p 1 01 0 1 0 Kluck p 1 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 24 4 5 18 8 1 Owensboro 650 00112 Jackson '. 200 200 4 SUMMARY: RBI Windle 2. Crater 6, Hantak 3, Meyers, Arterburn. Neil 2, Morehouse. 2B Windle. 3B Caradonna, Neil. HR Windle, Hantak. Left Owensboro 5. Jackson 6. SH Kubek. HO Strunk 2 in 0 innings with 2 runs: Carswell 3 in 0 innings with 4 runs; Long 5 in 3 innings with 5 runs; Morehouse 0 in 1 inning with 0 runs. Winner Robinson. Loser-Strunk. BB Carswell 1, Robinson 1, Long 1, Morehouse 1. Kluck 1. SO Long 2, Kluck 1, Robinson 3, Morehouse 2. WP Long. HBP Crater by Morehouse. U Suffil and Graham. T 1:45. By J. P. FRIEND League Statistician Lowell Mendenhall,. Union City outfielder, is setting the Kitty League batting pace after one week of play. Hitting safely in his first 10 games, the Mt. Vernon (111) youngster not only leads in Batting, among the regulars with .474, but has collected the most safeties, 18, piled up the most total bases, 27, and In a three way tie for scoring runs, 15. He ranks second in runs batted in. Official records of games through Tuesday night list him with 38 times at bat, 18 hits, two doubles, a pair of triples and a home run, along with three stolen bases and 11 rbi's. Lee Madvig, Paducah utility, has a mark of .500 but has appeared only 10 times at bat in four games, returning five singles. "Genev Dearman, Union City second baseman, is giving his teammate a run for his money, getting 14 hits out of 30 attempts for .467. Frank Bragan, younger brother to Bobby Bragan, former Ft. Worth (Texas) skipper now piloting in the Pacific Coast League, rates third with .455 Like Dearman, the Madisonville keystoner, has collected at least one hit in all games so far. Mayfield's hard hitting Gene Koke, an outfieldar, is in the thick of the fight with .448, by virtue of 29-13. The same goes for Hal Seawrlght. veteran gardener, .who signed with Fulton following his discharge from service and release by the Jackson Generals. Hal is sporting a lusty .429 with five doubles. . Another returnee, Al Shinn, Union City first baseman, completes the .400 bracket with Joe Moran, Mayfield.-. The Dodger thumper has .417 to .406 for the Clothier rookie fly hawk. John Davis, new skipper of the Clothiers, is one of the reasons for their fast getaway. ."Red" boasts .393 and also has clubbed five two baggers. Only four points back are Don Pint, Madisonville, and Jim Wagner, Paducah, both newcomers within the league, with .389. John Raburn, Mayfield, is sporting .375, followed by Howie Hantak, Owensboro, .368; Tony Matsi-koudes, Union City holdover, .343; Frank DiMichele, Paducah, back for another trial with the Chiefs, .333; Jim Hudspeth, Paducah, .333; State Durst, Hopkinsville, .333; Dan Meyers, Jackson, .320; Joe Borzellina, Madisonville, .316; Al Costa, Union City shortstop, sent in five mates with a single, double and triple on opening day, and continues to hold the lead in RBI's at 13. He is hitting .313, tht same as Owensboro's Windle. Harry Atterburn, Jackson, and Ben May, Madisonville, each have .308, followed by Eddie RusselL Mayfield, .306; George Lovelace, Mayfield, Jerry O'Neil, Owensboro, and Bill Pass, Madisonville, all with .300. , ; - Neil is the only batter with three triples. Shinn, Moran and Dick Ramsey, Hopkinsville, (.200) have a pair of homers. Hopkinsville's Bray is far ahead in stolen .bases wiht nine. Fourteen pitchers have unsoiled records, six having chalked up two wins. Those with 2-0 charts include: Pete Calder, Mayfield; Jim Major, Union City; Frank Funk, and Clayton Haney, Mayfield, Keith Boyd, Union City, and Shea Scheeler, Paducah. Calder, Major and Funk finished both their starts. -Major fanned 16 Jacksons in his debut to help his strikeout lead at 24. Gene Bernal has been credited with both Fulton wins to date, and has dropped one. The two leading clubs. Union City and Mayfield,-, are also battling for club honors. The Dodgers have a slight margin in both ' phases, hitting .323 as a unit, to .303 for the Clothiers; and shading their rivals on the defense, .960 to .966. Owensboro Caradonna, cf AB R H O A E .3 0 0 Windle, rf 4 1 0 Kubck. ss 4 2 2 Prescott, If 4 1 3 Neil. 2b 2 1 1 Crater, lb 4 1 1 Hantak, c 3 1 1 12 0 2 Statafora, 3b 4 11110 Maisano, p 4 0 0 0 1 2 Totals 34 Jackson AB Milinazzo, cf 3 Byrd, 3b 4 Meyers, rf ... 4 Arterburn. If 4 Hughes, lb 4 Lucas, ss 4 Riles, 2b 3 Perkins, c 4 Strunk, p 3 Hardish, p 0 Morehouse, p 0 Kluck, p 1 a-Long 0 8 9 24 R H O 2 11 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 1 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 A E 0 0 A CERTS! For Your Comfort Totals 34 5 7 24 8 1 Owensboro 000 004 138 Jackson 040 100 005 SUMMARY: BRI Strunk, Milinazzo 2, Byrd, Statafora 3, Maisone, Hantak, Kubek. 2B Meyers, Strunk. 3B Statafora, Kubek. HR Milinazzo, Prescott. SH Prescott. SB Arterburn, Neil, Lucas, Caradonna, Windle. Left Owensboro 11, Jackson 8. HO Strunk 6 in 5 23 with 4 runs; Hardish I in 13 innings with 1 run; Morehouse 0 in 0 innings withO runs. BB Strunk, Hardish 1, Maisano 1, Morehouse 1, Kluck 1. SO Strunk 1, Hardish 2. Maisano 10, Kluck 2. Winner Maissano. Loser Hardish. WP Maisano, Morehouse, Kluck. HBP Milinazpo by Maisano, Neil by Strunk, Kluck by Milinazzo. U Graham and Suffill. T 300. Cinder's Son Hopes To Be Top Hurler SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 15 Every small fry in the nation has nad a chance to be envious of 19-year-old Charles Kinder, now taking basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Why? What youngster in his teens wouldn't like to be the son of a standout major league pitcher like Ellis Kinder of the Boston Red Sox. The Jackson, Tenn., airman has spent several summers avidly following the exploits of his famous father, for years a good starting major league pitcher and now a very steady reliefer in the twilight o fhis career. In his association with his father in the big leagues, one of young Knder's outstanding recollections is that he received a big bang out of pitching batting practice to the likes of Ted Williams, George Kell, Billy Goodman and other stars. "I am a right hander, just like my Dad,"' he offered. He would like to follow in the mold set by his father, but would also like to learn the trade of telephone technician while in service. Did he see his Dad pitch against the forld s Champion Yankees? "Yes, I remeber one time at Yankee Siadium when he walked to the mound, pitched to seven Yankees with five of them hitting home runs off him. Man, was he mad!" Ellis Kinder pitched with the Kitty League team at Jackson, was signed to the Memphis Chicks in 1937 and subsequently was sold to the St. Louis Browns in 1943. He stayed with the Browns until 1947 when he was purchased by the powerful Boston American League team. He's been a big winner every year, but his best came in 1949 when he won 23 and lost six for Tom Yawkey's team. In 1950 he hurt his back and his starting days were over. So the Tennessean just hiked out to the bull pen and set a big league record by appearing in 67 games during the 1951 season. The old record ws 65 appearances by a pitcher. 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