The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 30, 1950
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FRIDAY, JUKE W, 1990 Jonesboro Will Meet Light Tonight in Baseball Tourney Jonesboro's highly-regarded Tigers and Light of Greene County clash this evening frthe first game of the District Three National Baseball Congress Semi-Pro Tournament aOIanila's Jaycee Field. + BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURTER NEWS Play In the Jive-day tournament, the first of Its kind In Mississippi County in recent years, gets underway tonight with a twl-llght doubleheader. The Joneshoro-Light contest was scheduled for six o'clock with- the Armoiel Tigers meeting Lepanto in the second game at 8 o'clock, Winner To Stale The tournament Is to pick a repesentative ol this district for the state NBC tournament which will be played in August. Winner of the state tournament will go to the national semi-pro meet which ii held annually in Wichita, Kan. Ten teams have registered for competition in the tournament with tonight's games to be the only first- round games. The tournament is to extend through Thursday night with no games to be played Sunday nor Tuesday. All games will be played at night. Second Round I'Uy Second round play is to start tomorrow night with Stanford of Greene County meeting Nunibe: Nine in the first game at six o'clock "and the host Manila Jaycees rneet- Inz the winner of the -Lepanto- j^Hiorcl game tonight. Manila Stanford and Number Nine drew first round byes. Other teams entered in the tournament are Carryville, Truman an> Luxora. They drew first round bye •Iso. Johnny Buck, Calvin Smith ani Jack Tipton will umpire all game and Dean Pierce will serve as offi cial scorer. They are all certificc National Baseball Congress officials A. A. (Plnkey Tipton. who ha been appointed commissioner fo District Three by the NBC and Har old (Trigger) Wall, both of Man lla, will supervise play in the tourn ament. Bosox Wreck Another Record with 22-14 Win By JACK HAND (Associated Press Sports Writer) Nobody ever will forgot the 1950 Boson That's for sure. How Ted Williams and Co.* •round trie record book to bits. How he Sox raced up and down the scale 'rom heroes to bums and back in he glorious month of June. Losing 1 manager In the process. How they hit the 20-run mark ,hree times In June and reached the ast of the month struggling in fourth place, seven games off the Red Sox. AMERICAN Maybe they have found them- felves under Steve O'Neill, successor to Joe McCarthy. Maybe not. But their June records will stand for years to cotne. Take yesterday's 22-14 wrestle with the Philadelphia A's. Never before In the American League did two clubs run uo 3G runs In a nine- Inning game. The old high of 35 also was set by the Red Sox and A's In 1901. Sox Are Fourth Then there was the 29-4 slaughter of the St. Louis Browns, June 8 ™ ew *°" —highest score by a major league Cleveland club since 1897. The day before that B °stou It was 20-4. Washington '.. You'd think n club capable of ^' lle " Bo . such muscle Hexing would be lead- fat ' Louis ing the lensue. But even now. with a seven-game win streak going, the Sox are fourth behind Detroit, New York and Cleveland. In the weird •ANPINCS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. Atlanta 48 25 Birmingham 44 2» Memphis 43 '31 Nashville 38 34 New Orleans ....,:... 35 38 Mobile 34 39 Chattanooga .31 33 Little Rock 19 52 .658 .603 .581 ,528 .479 .466 .413 .208 PACE NIN1 laycees Halt Chevrolets; \Aotormen Defeat Wards The Jnycecs, always troublesome to the City Softball .oagiiQ hot shots, did it again last night. They knocked i'f Sullivan-Nelson just aa the Chevrolets were beginning 3 roll. Detroit . . New York Philadelphia LEAGUE W L 43 20 40 26 38 39 30 28 21 22 Southpaw Golf Champion to Switch Swing MONTICELI.O, Ark., June 30. (ffl —He's good enough as a southpaw to reign as Arkansas' nma,teur golf champion, but Ross Collins thinks he can shoot a better game as a righthander. S«, now, just a few weeks since he •won the state crown at Little Rock, the affable, 28-year-old four-sport fjjteh at Arkansas A. &, M. College l^pa Is making the switch. He said a couple of lessons from E Little Rock pro convinced him he could change to the rlghthanded •wings without too much difficulty. He's already hitting the ball well with his new style. "There may be something in golf for me some day," h« said, "hut not »s > lefthander. "No lefthander has ever become a ; top playing or club professional. It's doubtful if a lefthander would be accepted as a teacher. It would be nice to break down those barriers, but It might be far easier to go rlghthanded. I have nothing to lose." Collins, a lormer North Texas State College links star, hopes to make his first tournament appearance as a righthander In the oil belt meet at El Dorado during the Labor Day holidays. That one should give him a good chance to compare his left and righthanded games, for most of the players he conquered at the state tourney are likely to be entered In the oil belt Todav's Games Southern Association Memphis at Nashville, night Birmingham at New Orleans, nlglii Atlanta at Mobile, night Little Rock at Chattanooga, nigh' National League Brooklyn at Philadelphia, night Chicago at Cincinnati, night Pittsburgh at St. Louis, night Boston at New York, night American League New York at Boston (2 day-night Philadelphia nt Washington I twi-night) Detroit at Cleveland, night St. Louis at Chicago, night ^Jew York 31 'ittsbiirgh 53 Cincinnati 40 adventure in Shibe Park yesterday. Brooklyn Boston scored six in the first, the Philadelphia . A's four. At the end of two innings St. Louis it was 14-7. And no home runs un- Boston til the seventh when Williams hit Chicago . his 24th with a man on. That was the only homer. Detroit maintained its 4V£ game ead over New York as both lost. "oung Boh Cain of the Chicago Vhite Sox survived a shaky first nnlng to trim the Tigers, 7-3. Sid Hudson also weathered a first inn- ng blast to give Washington a 12-1 erdict over the Yanks. Cliff Mapes' three-run homer was he big blow in the Yanks' first inn- ng attack on Hudson. But Joe Os- rowski couldn't protect a 5-1 lead. The Senators knocked him out in he second and hung the loss on eliefer Tom Ferrlck In the fourth. Steve Oromek set rtown St. Louis with six hits while Cleveland rapped Duane Pillette for a 4-1 night game ictory. It was the Tribe's 13th win n tlielr last 16 starts. Brooks, Cards,-I'hlls Lose Brooklyn retained its half game ead In the National while losing to New York. 11-5. Vcrn Bickford iclped the Dodgers by pitching 3oston to a 3-2 decision over the Phillies. The Dodgers and Phils open an Important series tonight. The Giants hopped on Ralph Branca, loser Dan Bankhead and Erv Pallca for four runs In the eighth inning to ruin Brooklyn, although Jackie Robinson hit two homers for the Dodgers. Buddy Kerr's two-run single in ihe eighth settled a night duel between Bickford and Ken Heinlzel- man at Boston. Not even Dick Sls- ler's three doubles and a single h: four trips could help the Phils. Sam Jethroe put on quite a show in the sixth. He reached first on error, stole second for his 18th theft then scored from second when Ear Turgeson grounded out, first baseman to pitcher. Chicago hung another loss on thu St. Louts Cardinals. 6-1, behind Bob Rush's five-hitter. It was the Cards tenth loss In their last 14 games and Rush's 10th complete game for his ninth win. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati were not scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L 85 ....:... 35 36 34 31 ret. .683 .606 .585 .505 .464 .431 .333 .333 Pet. .583 .574 .571 .548 .517 .508 .371 .328 —C'uurii'r News I'liotu TOUHNKY TROrilY—With the giant first place trophy ns n background Harold (Trigger) Wall (left and A. A. (Pinkcy> Tipton, of Manila go over last minute changes In the schedule of the District, Thrci semi-pro baseball tournament prior to its opening tonight. Trigger will supervise the tournament 'anc Tipton is the district National Baseball Congress commissioner. The beautiful trophy will be presented U the winner of the tourney by the Coca Cola Bottling Company through the lia.sebal] Congress. Travs Defeat Lookouts 7-2; Vols Win 16-2 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Little Rock 7, Chattanooga 2 Birmingham 10, New Orleans 5 Mobile 8, Atlanta 7 Nashville 16, Memphis 2 National League New York 11, Brooklyn 5 Chicago 6, St, Louis 1 Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 Only games scheduled American League Washington 12, New York 7 Chicago 7, Detroit 3 •Boston 22, Philadelphia 14 Cleveland 4, St. Louis 1 New Ad Prexy LOS ANGELES, June 30. MV- The new president of the National Industrial Advertisers Association Is Bennett S. Chappie. Jr., Pittsburgh assistant vice-president of U. S. Steel Corp. He was elected yesterday at the closing session of the annual convention. He succeeds Bernard Dolan of New York. Williams Mauls A's Pitching; Gets Six for Fourteen PHILADELPHIA, June 30. (/P) — Ted Williams supplied the answer today to the popular question: what makes a baseball player worth $125,000 a year! In a three-game series against the Philadelphia Athletics, here is what the often-booed Williams did: Hit three home runs and two doubles, scored four runs and batted in 10. By going six for 14, Williams boosted his batting average to a respectable .324 and set his sights on all kinds of records. Williams' three homers gave him 24 for the season, In 62 games. Babe Ruth, in his 00-homer year, hit his 24lh in his 60th game. By batting In 10 runs. Williams hoisted his league leading total to 80. Lou Gehrig holds the American League record of 184. set in 1931. Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs owns the major league mark, 199. driven in 1930. Williams showed little respect for Philadelphia pitching. He appeared against eight different Athletics' pitchers in the three-Biime series and when he wasn't drawing walks, he was busy hitting the ball to far places where no outfielder could reach it. By Tlie Associated I'ress In this most dismal of many dismal baseball seasons for Little Rock Traveler fans have one thing to cheer—Pat Haggerty. Outfielder Haggerty Is just .001 percentage point shy of the sanctified .400 batting mark after hitting his third and fourth homers of the season last night. The Travs blasted Bobo Newsom with 11 hits for a 7-2 victory over Chattanooga. Birmingham climbed to within four games of Southern Association- leading with a 10-5 victory over New Orleans. Atlanta's Crackers were defeated by Mobile, 8-7. Nashville used Its once familiar long range shelling power to slaughter Memphis. 16-2. The Vols' three homers were the most In a single game since May 23 against Birmingham. Catcher Carl Sawatski hit his 13th and is only three homers off the pace he set last year when he collected 45 and won the "most valuable player" title. Birmingham's Ray Yochim had trouble at first but got himself scniared away after the Barons built a big lead for him. Pelican Paul Pettit tried again to show that he's worth at least some of the $100,000 he got for signing a Pittsburgh contract. And Plutocrat Paul did a little better. He managed to hold Birmingham quiet for a couple of innings—but It took great fielding by fellow Pelicans to do it. Last Briton Loses In Net Tourney WIMBLEDON, June 30. (AP) — The only sure bet on the men's .singles competition in the all-England lawn tennis championships is that the winner won't be a homebred boy. The last glimmering British liopii went out the window yesterday with the defeat of Tony Mottram, Britain's No. 1 player, by Australia's Geoff Brown in five sets. I An Englishman hasn't won the main event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry turned the trick In 1934-35-36. The men's field is down to 1G, including six Americans, six Australians, a Dutchman, a Frenchman, South African Eric Sturgess and the Czech exile, Jaroslav Drobny. Ark-Mo Teams To Tangle at Park Tonight Two teams of Ark-Mo Ktlownllcr one from Blylhrville and one fro Kennetl, Mo., will square off totiigl in a Softball exhibition ([nine i Walker I'ark. The game is set fc 8:15 The two Arkansas-Missouri Po\vi Company teams arc lop teams their respective cities. The Bl.vlhi villc Kilow.itters are currently leac ing play In the Y's City Sottba League and the Kcnnett team Is 01 of the best in that area. Bud Hollingen, who at one tin was one of the leading softbi Major League Leaders By The Associated Press National League ( Batting — Robinson, Brooklyn, 378; Musial, St. Louis, .351. Runs—Jethroe, Boston, 65; Robnson, Brooklyn. 52. Huns batted In—Sauer, Chicago, 5; Kincr, Pittsburgh. 64. Hits — Robinson, Brooklyn, 88; ekmrm. New York, fl6. Doubles—Robinson, Brooklyn, 24; Musial, St. Louts. 21. Triples — Musial. St. Louis, 6; Jethroe, Boston. Smalley, Chicago. <iner, Pittsburgh, and Slaughter. St, Louis. 5. Home runs—Klner, Pittsburgh, 18; "'nmnc>lla. Hrnnklyn, 15. Stctli'ii Ijasrs—JrHhroc, noslon, 18; pose. Brooklyn. 7. Strikeouts — Spahn, Boston, 95; Roberts. Philadelphia, 11. Pllchlnt! — Miller. Philadelphia. 6-0. 1.000; I.nrlo. Chicago, 4-1, .800. American League Battinp—Ki-11, Detroit, .314; Doby Cleveland. .311.. Runs—Williams, Boston, 08; Stephens, Boston, 03. Runs halted In—Williams, Boston 80; Stephens, Boston, 72. Hits—Roll, Detroit, 90; Dllllnger Philadelphia, 89. Doubles—Kell. Detroit, 21; wtl ELius. Boston. 20. Triples — Olllinger. Philadelphia 0; Doorr. Boston, Evers, Detroit and Hcnrich, New York, 6. Home runs—Williams, Boston. 24 Rosen, Cleveland, 20. Stolen bases — DLMagglo. Boston 1; Doby, Cleveland. Valo and Dll linger. Philadelphia, 5. Strikeouts —Reynolds. New York 80; Lemon, Cleveland. 6J. Pitching—McDermott, Boston, 5.1133; Gray, Detroit, 9-2, .778. Northeast Arkansas, will pitch fo the visiting Kcnnett team. Holllr gen has appeared here a number o times and on otic occasion ou pitched Blylhevillc's Erwln Jones. Herb Holmes Is slated to l The Jaycees handed the Chevro- ts their second defeat of the sea, a 10-9 extra Inning setback, the second game of a double- enrtcr last night. In the first game "lythcville Motor Company's Motor- icn, behind' the one-hit pitching f Charles Cook, rolled over Montomery Ward 14-2. Two-Kim (tally A two-run rally in the eighth In- Ing gave the Jaycees their win. ullivaii-Nelson could score only one l their half of the inning. The game •as forced into the extra inning fter regulation play ended In a -8 deadlock. J. C. Whittle hurled the distance or the Jaycees giving up 12 base Its. Harvey Dorris went the rout* or Sullivan-Nelson nnd was touched or 10 blngles. Bill Baker homered or the Chevrolets In the seventh vith the hnscs empty. Cook was nearly air-tight In the irst game. lie threw the third strike inst nine Montgomery Ward niters and passed out only three free tckets to first. The only hit he al- owcd came In the fourth Inning ' when Montgomery Ward scored two •uns. Taylor rounded Taylor worked for Montgomery Ward nnd was pounded for 18 hits 'nchtdlng three home runs by Paul ijlpford, Charles Walker and Joe Young. Llpford's blow came with one mate aboard. J. P. Oarrott, director of the T which sponsors the league, said this nornlng that Tuesday night's garnet must he postponed due to Tuesday being the Fourth of July. If the ;ames are postponed, he said, they will be played later next week. Godwin Nine Wins BWL Contest 6-5 Bill Godwin's Sporting Goods nin« got only two hits but still managed to bent Ark-Mo In a Bay Window Softball League game nt Little Park yesterday afternoon. 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