The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1954 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLTTHEnLLE (ARKJ OOUKIER NEWS Noth But Sadd z-aW mi Can't Finish as High as in '53 By BEX PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Despite the magic of travel and fans in the stands the Baltimore Orioles are in just as sad shape when it comes to winning games as were the old St. Louis Browns. The glamor of the change paid off at the box office, but on the ball field almost nothing is different except the uniforms and a few of the faces. It will take a 50-50 break in their remaining 30 games for the Orioles to finish with as good a record as the Browns compiled in finishing dead last year ago. And so far the Orioles haven't looked at any time like a .500 ball club. 13 in Row They lost their 13th straight game last night, 9-2 to the New York Yankees, who gained a full game on first-place Cleveland. The Indians were scalped 4-1 in a surprise raid by the lowly Philadelphia Athletics and now hold a 4 1y 4- game edge over the Yankees. Jimmy Dykes, who became manager of the Orioles because Marty Marion told the new owners he didn't think the club was better than a seventh-place outfit at best, still talks enthusiastically. *'*We may be in last place." he said, "but we're nobody's pushover. If we had just one decent long ball hitter, we'd be in the / first division now. Just one more hit per game and we're in fifth place." 22 by Run The Orioles have lost 22 games by one run. "It seems like twice that many." said Dykes. Last night, however, it wasn't . close after the Yankees took a 3-1 lead in the fourth. Yogi Berra homered for two runs in the fifth and New York coasted as the score mounted steadily. Johnny Gray, a rookie who had won only one game, checked Cleveland on four hits and the Indians committed two errors that contributed heavily to the Philadelphia victory. Both misplays carne in the third when the Athletics also collected four hits for three runs. Chisox Win Chicago, the only other team with a mathematical chance of winning the American League pennant, defeated Washington 4-0. Detroit turned back Boston 8-7, breaking a six - game winning streak for the Red Sox. The National League pennant race remained unchanged. First- and Stayed four games in front of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who trounced Cincinnati 12-4, and iy 2 ahead of Milwaukee's Braves, who defeated Philadelphia 5-1. Pittsburgh edged St. Louis 8-7. Gomez Strong Ruben Gomez pitched a strong six-hitter for his 12th victory and Willie Mays went on an extra-base spree with two triples and a double for the Giants. The .New Yorkers combed Paul Minner for 11 hits good for 20 bases in winning their seventh in a row. Brooklyn grabbed a 4-1 lead after two innings, checked a Cincinnati threat that cut it to 5-4 after five, then piled, it on the Redlegs at Crosley Field with a home-run Furillo hit one each. Spahn Right Warren Spahn, who lost 8 of his first 18 games, won his seventh in a row at the expense of the Phillies. Bobby Thomson started a game for the first time this season and drove home two runs with a single and a double off Robin Roberts, who suffered his 12th loss. Thomson sroke his ankle during spring training after being traded by the New York Giants. A home-run attack by the Pirates ruined Harvey Haddix' fifth bid for his 16th victory. Frank Thomas, Jack Shepard and Sid Gordon all hit into the seats at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Jack Harshman shut out Washington for the White Sox for the third time this season, giving up just four hits. He also hit a home run and struck out 10. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1954 Now Mad at Moore By JOE REICHLEB MILWAUKEE (AP) — Captain Granny Hamner today came to the defense of his Philadelphia Phillie teammates against insinuations that they were not going all out this season. Talk of Amateur Is 235-Pounder "One of these days the Philadel phia front office will grow up and stop treating us like high schoo kids," said the sterling second baseman. "I just can't understanc it. I never saw so many silly anc unfounded statements stem from one club as has been issued by the Philadelphia club. When are they ;oing to start treating us like major leaguers?" They're Mad Hamner did not point his finger at anyone, but it is no secret that the players are doing a slight burn over Manager Terry Moore's explanation last Monday why he didn't want the players to know he -had been retained for next STRUTTING—Rocky Marciano puts the lie on claims he isn't a Fancy Dan via some smart mambo steps at his Grossinger, N.Y, training base. Trainer Charley Goldman holds phonograph. (NEA) . place New York beat Chicago 5-1 Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet New York 77 Brooklyn 74 44 .636 49 .602 Milwaukee ... 69 51 .575 Philadelphia . 58 62 .483 Cincinnati .... 59 65 .476 St. Louis 58 64 .475 Chicago 48 75 .380 Pittsburgh ... 45 78 .366 Wednesday's Schedule New York at Chicago Brooklyn at Cincinnati (N) Philadelphia at Milwaukee Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N) Tuesday's Results New York 5, Chicago 1 Milwaukee 5.. Philadelphia Brooklyn 12, Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 8,_ St. Louis 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE GB 18 30 33 Cleveland New York Pet. .715 .677 GB 4!, 2 Chicago 81 Detroit 55 Boston 53 Washington ... 51 Philadelphia .. 41 Baltimore 39 Wednesday's Schedule Cleveland at Philadelphia (N) Baltimore at New York Chicago at Washington Detroit at Boston Tuesday's Results New York 9, Baltimore 2 Chicago 4, Washington 0 Philadelphia 4, Cleveland 1 Detroit 8, Boston 7 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans ..85 54 .612 — Atlanta 84 56 .600 V/ 2 Birmingham ... 74 61 .548 8 Memphis 70 68 .507 141/2 Chattanooga ... 66 71 .482 18 Little Rock .... 59 80 .424 26. Nashville 57 80 .416 27 Mobile 57 82 .410 28 .. Yesterday's Results Little Rock 9, Chattanooga 4 Birmingham 4, Mobile 2 Atlanta 6, New Orleans 3 Memphis 8, Nashville 6 Games Today Mobile at Birmingham Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis Atlanta at New Orleans Sports Roundup— On a Challenger's Thinking •^ • m By GAYLE TALBOT n of b l^^^^ &$* "** « < fc" - * -, d ** This has been understandable to My left hook some extent, for Ezzard has been given some rough goings-over on the sports pages from time to time for his failure to fight up to expectations. These have hurt him, for he is a more intelligent and sensitive fighter than some, and his reaction lias been to clam up except in the presence of certain intimates." "I Feel Great' It is from one of these that we have received a report on what the challenger is thinking as he trains for his second shot at Rocky Marciano Sept. 15 in Yankee Stadium. This is what Ez said to his friend: "I feel great, better than the last . time. You've either got it or you i haven't. I had it the last time but I didn't use enough of it. I didn't take advantage of the breaks When I hurt him I let him get away. I will be different this time "I've made up my mind it won'. go 15 rounds. I've never made predictions or boasted about what I could do in the ring, as you know. I was confident I could beat him the last time, and now I'm more confident I can knock him out. "Always before there was too much time. Time heals, but it can kill too. When Joe Walcott took my title away in Pittsburgh in 1951 I wanted to get right back at him, but Joe made me wait almost a year. Have you ever waited for something, not knowing whether | it's ever coming off? With Joe I there was no telling. Anyway, I waited and worried too much, and ! by the time I fought him again I ' was like an amateur. I had no zing, no pep. "Finally I got my fight with Marciano. It was one of my best, and even if they gave him the decision I have no excuses. I still think I won it. But if I had fought him in Feburary or March instead of June I would have knocked him out. "When we signed right back for September I was the happiest I've been for a long time. A short rest and back to work. There is no time now for anything except the fight. Time won't kill me and it won't divert me. My mind is made up tnd there's no time to change it. "I'm working for only one kind of fight. I'll either knock him out or get flattened trying. I know now I can match my punch with his. will set him and he's an straight right. is as good as his. I up with a left hook easy target for a "You only make mistakes when you're too cautious. I have no more time for caution. This is my last chance and I know it." Shrine Club Cops Tight 2-1 Win Ray Odle Outhurls Jimmy Bruce in Narrow Squeak A Shrine Club team whic seems to be getting stronger an stronger as the season progresse knocked off another giant in th Little League yesterday when Ki wanis fell by a 2-1 score in an other brilliant duel of ace pitchers Big. strong-armed Ray Odle wa the winner, giving up only on< hit — a homer — as he bested Kiwanis Jimmy Bruce. Bruce let the winners down with only four safeties in his bid fo: victory. Things were rocking along at j 0-0 pace as the fourth inning arose And it looked as if Odle wat going to continue to breeze along as he disposed of Bruce, the league's top batter, and Stailings another tough man with the wil low. Then Webb stepped into a pitch and belted it for the full four bases. Odle, nonplussed, fanned Hallman to end the inning. But Webb's homer looked as if it might be enough at that juncture. However, in the Shrine's half of the fourth, Garner walked, Lambert rolled out. Dallas whiffed, and then Odle iced his own ball game by pounding out a two-run homer and scoring behind Garner. Whittle followed with a single, but Bruce ended the uprising as he got McDermott on a roller. All the scoring was wrapped up in that one inning. Shrine put two men on base in the first on a fielder's choice and a walk, but nothing came of it. Kiwanis did the same in their half of the opener when Palsgrove and Jones led off with walks, but Odle dampened any thoughts of a rally when he got the next two hitters. Odle was hot as $700. He struck! out 12 in the six innings and gave up but three walks. Bruce, equally as effective, fanned four and walked three. Shrine AB R H Whittle, If 3 0 1 McDermott, c 3 0 1 Lovelace, ss 3 0 0 Pugb, 3b 1 o 1 Taylor, 2b 3 0 0 Garner, cf 2 1 0 Lambert, rf i o 0 Dallas-, Ib .7 2 0 0 Odle, p 2 1 1 Kiwanis AB R H Palsgrove, 2b 1 o 0 Jones, ss i o 0 Bruce, p 3 0 0 Stailings. Ib 3 0 0 Webb, 3b 2 1 i Hallman, rf 2 0 0 Austin, cf 2 0 0 McDowell, If 2 0 0 Seay, c 2 o 0, -ear. "I wanted them to think I was a fill-in for half a season," Moore vas quoted as saying. "That's the vay I figured to find out who vould hustle and who would try o take advantage of the fact they didn't have to impress me." General Manager Roy Hamey, who flew in from the West Coast just in time to catch the repercussions of Moore's statement, appeared nonplussed. 14-23 Record "If the statement was meant the way it reads," he said, "it's unfortunate. I feel certain, however, that Terry was misquoted- If he did say it, then you've simply got to charge it up to inexperience. 'As far as the club is concerned, it is better than it has looked. The fellows can play better than they've shown." Since Moore replaced Steve O'Neill at the helm after the All- Star Game break, the Phillies have won 14 and lost 23, including last night's defeat by the Braves. By HUGH FULLERTON JR. DETROIT (AP) — Top-flight golfers, just like the fans, like to talk about the long hitters and there's one player here for -the 54th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship who already has been the subject of innumerable locker room debates. COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado 78 38 .672 — •reenville 78 39 .667 J /2 Meridian {$ 54 Monroe 52 66 46 70 .534 16 .441 27 .397 32 Pine Bluff . Hot Springs 34 83 .291 44& Yesterday's Results El Dorado 14, Pine Bluff 9 Greenville 3, Monroe 1 Meridian 5, Hot Springs 0 Games Today Hot Springs at Meridian Monroe at Greenville Pine Bluff at El Dorado. Ward is TV Sub For Holly Mims NEW YORK, Aug. 25 WP)—Husky Moses Ward of Detroit, subbing- on 48 hours notice for Holly Mims, is a 1-2 favorite to whip burly Tuzo (Kid) Portuguese of Costa Rica in a ten-round television fight at Madison Square Garden tonight. Mims withdrew from tonight's affair on Monday, claiming acute indigestion. MINOR LEAGTJE RESULTS American Association Columbus 7, Kansas City 6 Louisville 11, St. Paul 10 "(10 in- lings) Minneapolis 5. Toledo 2 Indianapolis 12, Charleston 1 Texas League Oklahoma City 4, Fort Worth 3 Tulsa 6, Dallas 5 Houston at Shreveport, post- oned San Antonio at Beaumont, post- one d Western League Des Moines 1-2, Colorado Springs 0 (1st game 14 innings) Omaha 9-2, Pueblo 2-3 Lincoln 5-3, Wichita 1-1 Sioux City 4, Denver 3 WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Juanita Miller, Pltf. vs. NO. 12,756 Johnny Miller, Dft. • The defendant, Johnny Miller, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in He's Dave Smith, a hulking North Carolina automobile dealer who remained in the tournamen for today's third round by grace of luck, long drives and a mis erable round by two-time former champion Willie Turnesa. Smith ousted Turnesa, the las of five former champions in the tournament, by a 4 and 3 margin to go into today's double round of 18-hole matches along with such more celebrated golfers as Harvie Ward, Frank Stranahan, Billy Joe Pattern, Don Cherry, Jim Jackson Bill Campbell, Dale Morey anc Bob Sweeny. This list included the runner-up n last year's tournament, Morey, and three players who have cap- ured the British Amateur Championship but never the United States title—Ward, Stranahan and iweeny. But when long, wild hitting was p for discussion, there was only ne who could give Smith an argu- nent, Sav-annah's Hobart Manley. £ost players who have gone up gainst both say that big Dave rom Gastonia, N.C., has it all over Hobart in that department. Smith is 6 feet 4M> and weighs 235 pounds. When he stepped up to the tee on the 365-yard first hole in his opening match and belted a drive that stopped only seven yards short of the green, pro Al Watrous cracked: "If he plays like that he's going to have to move out of North Carolina. There won't be room enough in the state for him to practice." Smith sprayed his shots all over the Country Club of Detroit course and won only be«ause Turnesa, a much shorter hitter, sprayed them just as badly. Pony League Sportsmanship Trophies to Be Awarded Friday By SAM NORRIS Sportsmanship trophies will be awarded at the first annual Pony League banquet Friday night at First Methodist Church. Largest trophy will be axvarded to the league team selected by a secret committee as the group ex.- hfbiting the best sportsmanship during the season and a smaller trophy is to be awarded the individual player who in the opinion of members of the committee exhibited the best sportsmanship. • P. D. 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