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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 27. 1954 Brave-Giant Deal Held Pennant Key Thomson May Hurt Old Mates Now By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The Bobby Thomson-Johnny Antonelli winter trade between New York and Milwaukee is shaping up more .and more as the key to the 1954 National League pennant. It's been almost all in the Giants' favor so far. Thomson broke his ankle during spring training and has been benched as a regular until this week. But tonight and tomorrow the Braves get their chance to reap a few dividends. Six in Bow Milwaukee has beaten New York, six in a row and when the Giants invade County Stadium for this two-game series, they'll find Thomson fit and ready for the first time. The Scots-born outfielder, a hustler with a natural flair for inspiring his mates, personally accounted for the first victory in the Braves' string over the Giants when he drove in the winning run as a pinch hitter in Milwaukee July 23. Three Singles In. his second game in the start- Ing lineup he drilled two doubles and a single yesterday as the Braves edged Philadelphia 3-2 and crept within 6& games of the Giants. Antonelli, the Giants! prize in the deal; won't show against his former mates. He worked- yesterday, winning his 19th' game by shading the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the second half of a double-header. The Cubs snapped a seven-game New York winning splurge with a 4-3.verdict In the opener. Second-place Brooklyn, 3& behind New York, was idle yesterday but opens a two-game series in St. Louis tonight. First 'jr Pepper Th* Cardinals held on to fourth place last night although" they lost 2-1 to Pittsburgh.. Jerry Lynch drove in both runs and bonus rookie Laurin Pepper recorded his first major league victory. In the American League, Cleveland edged Washington 2-1, New York thumped Detroit 11-2, Chicago split with the Philadelphia Athletics, winning 8-1 but losing 4-1, and Baltimore broke its 14-game losing streak, defeating Boston 5-3. Wynn Wins The Indians, who lead the Yankees by 4% games, needed an eighth-inning homer by Al Smith to down the Senators although Early Wynn "gave up just two hits in registering his 18th triumph. Irv Noren, American League batting leader, slammed four hits in New York's runaway against the Tigers. Bob Grim gave up eight hits in winning his 17th game, tops on the Yankee staff, and was backed by a 17-hit attack. Sandy Consuegra won No. 16 for Chicago in the opener at Philadelphia but the White Sox fell nine games behind Cleveland when Bill Renna hit a two-run homer and Joe DeMaestri a two-run triple in the second game. Tnrley Victor Five Crucial Days Ahead for Braves They Have Two With Giants, Four With Brooklyn By CHRIS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE (#)—The next five days will tell the story of the 1954 National League pennant race. The front-running New York Giants open a two-game series against Charlie Grimm's Milwaukee Braves, the league's hottest team, tonight, with the second- place Brooklyn Dodgers moving in for four starting with a 'Sunday double-header. 30-10 Mark The Braves, boasting 30 victories and only 10 losses since the Ail- Star break July 13, will throw long Gene Conley (13-6) and veteran Warren Spahn (15-10) against the Giants in their, determined drive for the flag. Sal (The Barber) Maglie and Ruben Gomez were the' likely New York choices. The -Giants, who held a commanding; 15 J /2-game lead when the Braves opened up their drive, were down to only 6 : /2 when they moved in for the vital series. The Braves have beaten the league leaders in their last six meetings, sweeping three-game series both here and at New York. Confident "If we're gonna win. it,- we gotta win it here," Grimm repeated again yesterday after the Braves had won their fourth in a row, beating Philadelphia 3-2. The Braves themselves, despite a modest record of 32 wins and 28 losses in County Stadium, figure they can do it. As a matter of fact, they've thought it since the last time the Giants were due in back in mid-July. And with Bobby Thomson in the regular lineup for the first time since his spring training ankle fracture, the spirit is even higher. "He's a g-reat guy," said Grimm. "He's got it and the other guys know it. That helps, plenty, when you've got to win to keep going." Baseball Standings By 1HE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB . 78 . 75 . 71 . 59 . 58 New York . Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . St. Louis ... Philadelphia Cincinnati . Chicago Pittsburgh 45 49 51 65 64 .634 ... .605 3% .582 6y 2 .476 19;/2 .475 19 z /2 . 59 66 .472 20 49 76 .392 30 46 79 .368 33 Friday's Schedule New York at Milwaukee (N). Brooklyn at St. Louis (N). Philadelphia at Chicago. Pittsurgh at Cincinnati (N). Thursday's Results Chicago 4-1, New York 3-2. Milwaukee 3, Philadelphia 2. Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1. Only games scheduled. (PARTNERS IN RECORDS—Cleveland's Bob Lemon, left, and 'teammate Bob Feller talk things over in Tribe dugout. Lemon is on threshold of his sixth 20-victory season, a mark only Feller •holds among active hurlers. Feller generally is credited with (having helped revamp Lemon from an infielder to pitcher. (NEA) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet 35 .720 .. 40 .683 41 46 .643 9 70 .440 35 Cleveland .... 90 New York ... 86 Chicago 83 Detroit 55 Boston 54 GB bles and four singles in breaking out of their losing streak at Boston. Bob Turley blanked the Red Sox until the eighth, when Ted Williams homered into the right field stands. The blast was the 24th of the season for Williams and the 361st of his career, putting him in a tie with Joe DiMaggio for fifth in the all-time list. Milwaukee's victory came in the last of the ninth inning when Danny O'Connell slashed a bases-loaded single with two out off loser Herm Wehmeier. Willie Mays had four hits in four times up in the first game, including his 38th home run.. Ralph Kiner singled home the winning Chicago run in the eighth. The deciding tally in the second game also wass cored in the eighth when Dusty Rhodes doubled home Don Mueller. Polly Riley, 28, or Fort Worth, Tex., has won the Southern Ama- Blytheville Teams in Wins MANILA — Teams from Blytheville came through with wins over Pee Wee and Little League teams of Manila here last night in a pair of well-played ball games. Blytheville's Bobcats, with Marty Caudle allowing only two hits and fanning 14 in the five-inning contest, got a 2-0 victory when Caudle tripled home David Sudbury and Phil Smith in the tnird. Ott Mullins' American Legion Little Leaguers took a 2-1 victory behind the strong hurling of Don Stallings. who provided a timely base knock, too. teur golf title times. Greenville Edges To CSL Pennant Catcher Frank Shell smashed the biggest hit of the 1954 Cotton States League baseball season last night with a blow that drove Greenville to the pennant in the final scheduled game. Shell's blow gave Greenville a 3-2 victory over Meridian's defend- for women five ing champions in the 10th inning I and climaxed a three-month fight Washington Philadelphia Baltimore .. 51 42 40 69 72 83 86 .439 .415 .336 .317 35 38 48 Friday's Schedule Cleveland at Washington (N). Detroit at New York (N). Chicago at Philadelphia (N). Baltimore at Boston. Thursday's Results Cleveland 2, Washington 1. New York 11, Detroit 2. Chicago 8-1, Philadelphia 1-4. Baltimore 5, Boston. 3. MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Columbus 6, Kansas City 0. Louisville 5, St. Paul 4. Toledo 9, Minneapolis 6. Only games scheduled. Texas League Oklahoma City 2, Fort Worth 1. Houston 10, Shreveport 3. Dallas 12, Tulsa 5. Beaumont 7, San Antonio 1. Western League Sioux City 2, Pueblo 1. Des Moines 6, Wichita 4. Denver 9, Omaha 2. Lincoln 6, Colorado Springs 4. New Orleans Atlanta Birmingham Memphis Chattanooga Little Rock Nashville Mobile 85 76 71 67 60 59 57 57 61 70 72 81 81 84 8 15 18 26 26 Vi 29 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB 86 55 .610 — .599 I'/, .555 .504 .482 .426 .421 .404 Yesterday's Results Nashville 8-4, Memphis 7-8 Birmingham 5, Mobile 3 Chattanooga 6, Little Rock 2 Atlanta 4, New Orleans 2 Games Today Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis Atla.^a. at New Orleans Mobile at Birmingham COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G Greenville El Dorado Meridian Monroe Pine Bluff Hot Springs 80 39 .672 79 39 .669 62 56 .525 .442 .398 67 71 84 .294 2714 32 & 45 Yesterday's Results Hot Springs 5, Pine Bluff 4 reenville 3, Meridian 2 (10 innings) Monroe 2, El Dorado 1 (No games scheduled tonight, ihaughnessy playoffs Saturday) to regain the lead El Dorado took on May 26. And it made wise men of the officials who picked him as the league's rookie of the year. Greenville, which finished sixth last year in an eight-team race, went into the last night of action trailing El Dorado by half a game. Greenville met third place Meridian, while El Dorado took on fourth place Monroe. Sports Roundup— Tony Trabert at Crossroads By GAYLE TALBOT .,«* ^J^ K J^\r.™*J***: St ™ n S £eelin S in <en™.cycles that young Tony Tra The expectation is that the defending champion either will win the event for the second time so decisively as to stamp him the world's greatest amateur without question, or will fall back into the ranks of those players who didn't quite have it. Nobody seems quite sure which it will be. The young man from Cincinnati has been an authentic puzzle. Pressure Hurt* When he had a chance to win the Davis Cup from Australia on the third day of the Challenge Round at Melbourne, he succumbed to Lewis Hoad. That was his third defeat in four Challenge Round matches over a two-year period. Later, in the state championships At Adelaide when the heavy DJT e s s u r e was off, he trim rile d Hoad decisively in avy DJT im rile AightPt A partial explanation offered for (Tony's in-and-out play in recent months is that he has been troubled by blisters on his racquet hand. But he did not have them when he was getting walloped in Australia. Billy Talberf,, who was Tony's original sponsor and doubles partner, said recently the youngster's only trouble was that he couldn't play quite as good tennis as he thought he could, and that he never would be a real standout until he quit mooning around and threw himself completely into the game. We wouldn't be surprised if this hurt Tony, coming from his old friend, but it probably did him a lot of good too. If he knows now that he can't afford to be sensitive about the crowd cheering for his opponent, as he was in Australia winter, and need* to bear down with his big game on every point, then he and Seixas might bring that cup back the next time. We haven't anyone else even nearly good enough. NOTICE To my Friends and Customer*: Effective immediately no more fish stories Accepted. Arch Lindsey's cannot be topped. He has been declared the champion. Eddie's Liquor Sfort and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main] Phone 3-9713 Hogs' Middle Line Has All Lettermen FAYETTEVILLE — They're a long way from being compared with Fordham's famed "seven blocks of granite", but the vital middle of Arkansas' 1954 line will be composed of a like number of veterans upon whose shoulders rest much of the burden in the coming season. Not including an inexperienced center position, the RazorbacKs can definitely be expected to field an improved middle-line corps for Bowden 'Wyatt's second term at Arkansas. The top two tackles on each side are returning for another year intact while three guards of considerable' seasoning add still more stature. The sev'eri-lettermen linemen represent two-thirds of the returning lettermen for Arkansas in 1954. Middle Is Tough While sophomores are expected to make early appearances at most of the other positions (they will definitely start at some because of the "complete lack of experience), they'll find things tough in trying to crack these four middle-line holes. The seven standbys—all native Arkansas—are tackles Eddie Bradford, Little Rock; Jim Roth, Stuttgart; BUI Fuller, El Dorado; and Bob Duncan, Little Rock — and guards Bud Brooks, Wynne; Bobby Gilliam, Monticello; and Wayland Roberts, Little Rock. Roth, Brooks and Bradford are seniors; the others are returning for their second season. There has been considerable speculation as to how the additional weight in the line for 1954 will affect the Razorbacks after one of the lightest front walls in the nation last year. The fact i&: with the same experienced players returning from 1953 the additional weight was supplied by some sophomores will have little chance to make an impression. Of the seven veterans listed, only Puller and Duncan weigh over 200 pounds (each in the 210-215 class) In playing shape, Brooks, Roth and Bradford will hover between 195 and 200 pounds, while Roberts expects to play at 190 and Gilliam at 185—still the lightest line in the Southwest Conference. Little Effect Wyatt will doubtlessly make use of his first crop of single-wing trained sophomores, but chances are they'll be inserted individually with little noted effect in their heavier weights. Even then, only three newcomers can be expected to play at over 200 pounds—Jim Adkins, Bald Knob; George Bequette, Crystal City, Mo., and Dick Hardwick, Pine Bluff. Rounding out the tackle and guard departments, Wyatt. has Billy Ray Smith, a 200-pounder from Augusta; Gerald Henderson, Conway's 195-pound contribution; Jim Kolb, Clarksville; Ed Spencer, Hot Springs; Earl Warren, Smackover; and Bobby Pearson, Fayetteville— all returning players (Warren lettered last year); and sophomores Greg Pinkston, 200-pound Edinburg, Texas product; and Neil Martin, 175-pounder from Texarkana, Texas. Rams Take St. Louis Trip Baptist Rams of the Pony Baseball League were due back in town today following a trip to St. Louis where they watched the St. Louis Cardinals in action. Among adults who made the trip were the team's three coaches — Harry Farr, and Chester and Dan Caldwell. Three Downs? One-Point Rouge? Five-Point TD? CanadianFootball By JACK HAND TORONTO (AP) — Football in August? Three downs to go 10 yards? Twelve men on a team? Five points for a touchdown? A 55-yard line? Man, you must be out of your mind. It sounds like a midsummer night's dream but it's on the level, Canadian style. The "Big Four" (Eastern International Rugby Football Union) opens its season tomorrow with United States TV cameras (NBC) blinking down on the Canadian game for the first time. Quaint To most U. S. citizens, Canadian football has been some vague game played by quaint clubs called the "Argonauts" and the "Albuettes." It has been hard for them to understand why "name" players, deserted the National League pro clufcs to go north of the border. .. The answers run all the way from "more money, less work" to" "I like the wide open game better." Whatever the reason, there is no question that the Canadian fans like this free-wheeling game with emphasis on individual effort. ; U. S. Coaches All "Big Four" teams are coached by former U. S. collegian^. Bespectacled Frank Clair, ex-Ohio State, bosses the Toronto Argonauts who open at home Saturday against the Ottawa Rough Riders, coached by Clem Crowe, who played in front of the "Four Horsemen" at Notre Dame and held various U. S. coaching jobs. Pea Head Walker, formerly of Yale and Wake Foresf, is coach of the Montreal Alouettes who play iie Hamilton Tiger-Cats, handled by Carl Voyles, once Brooklyn Dodger coach. Scoring The Toronto-Ottawa game will get the TV treatment the first week but all clubs will be seen during the 14-week season climaxed by the Grey Cup game in which the "Big Four" champ plays the winner of the five-team Western Interprovincial Rugby Football Jnion (Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Sdmonton and Vancouver). A touchdown (majors) counts c ive, a conversion one, a field goal hree and a safety two. There is one extra gimmick, called a 'rouge," that- counts one point. You score a "rouge" by punting either over the back or side of the 25-yards deep end zone or tackling he receiver before he gets out of the end zone. Last year there'was- n't a single tie game in the entire schedule, largely because of the 'rouge." Jimmy Marshall Gets No-Hitler Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York—Bob Provizzi, 159%, New York, outpointed Clem Floricfc 15734, New York, 8. Brooklyn — Bobby Moore, 163, Newark, stopped Larry Villeneuve, 162Va, Providence, R. L, 6. Liverpool, England—Wally Thorn 147, Great Britain, stopped Gilbert Lavoine, 145 &, France, 10 (for European welterweight championship). Holland Softball Clubs Get Wins HOLLAND — The Holland boys and Holland girls both scored victories over teams of Deering in softball games played here last night. The boys' game, all tied up 14-14 at the end of seven innings, wound up a 15-14 win for the locals as Dalma Reid hit for the circuit in the eighth to produce the 1-run margin. Hugh James was the winning pitcher. The girls had a field day in pouring it on the visitors, taking the contest by a wide 19-1 count, With Pitcher Patsy Majors hurling for the winners. No Ball Is Hit Out of Infield As Lions Fall By J. P. FRIEND Jimmy Marshall turned on his old Lions Club mates and held them hitless and runless while leading the Jaycees to a thrilling 1-0 Little League victory yesterday. Hurling the third no-hitter in loop history and second of the 1954 season the tall Jaycee right- hander faced only 19 batters and retired all but one. He issued a base on balls to his mound foe, Billy NelSon, with two down in the third to. prevent a perfect game. It was nearest of the three mound gems, at that. Jimmy' Bratcher placed the Kiwanis Club on the first hitless-run- less diet July 2, 1953, but six batters became base runners, though none scored. Then Doug Dorris, American Legion ace, gave the Jaycees no hits on June 11 of this season but seven walks and a hit batsman spoiled the fine effort. In Complete Control Marshall was in fine fettle. His side arm fast ball seemingly faster than ever and .control up to its usual high standard, Jimmy was complete master. He fanned nine and established a new league record with six assists. Nelson chipped in four more for a new loop high of 10 assists for both pitchers. Nelson made Marshall earn everything he got. Despite six Jaycees' safeties, including a pair of doubles by Barry Ball, shortstop, one of which led to the only score of the 57-minute codtest, the good natured little Lions Club chunker turned in another excellent job on th. hill. An error accounted for the lone tally counted against him. The Jaycees put men on base in every inning except the second but could never get a rally brewing until the fifth. Charles Cobb rapped the first of three in the first and Jewell Duncan followed by getting conked on the protector. But smallish Jimmy Killett turned Freddy White's sharp grounder into a forceout to pin it. Two were away when Ball blasted one out into left field for a pair of sacks. Cobb outlegged a slow tap to short. It, too, died a natural as Jess Raspberry came up nicely with Duncan's low liner. White singled sharply to right- field to start off the fourth but perished on a fielder's choice, Marshall and John Cherry were strikeout victims. Nelson Loses Touch The base on balls boogie reached up and slapped Nelson on the chin in the last of the fifth as the Jaycees broke the scoring ice. Larry Courtney drew a pass. Lewis Carlson watched over a called third strike. Ball again pulled a pitch into left field and Courtney was out at the plate when he attempted to go all the way. Frank Alford and Bobby Jacques did quick and faultless jote as retrievers. On the $row to the plate Ball broke for third. He -came on in as Lewis Mathis 1 heave sailed into the outfield. Cobb kept the spree alive with a Texas Leaguer back of third. Duncan and White walked to fill the bases but Nelson worked out of the jam by forcing Marshall to roll out to Gary Gestring at second. Not a Lions batter hit one out of the. infield. Alford and Raspberry rapped out to the pitcher and Jerry Hill obliged to second in the first. Killett and Mathis were second inning strikeout victims with Marshall tossing out Jacques. Marshall got Gestring on an easy play and Lester Dunham was called out on strikes before Nelson worekd out the pass. He advanced no farther as Alford whiffed. Cobb gobbled up Raspberry's hopper and beath im to first as the fourth started. Hill fanned and little Bill Gourley heaved out Killett on a fine play. Marshall Gets Stingier It got easier for Marshall tha longer the game progressed. Jacques and Mathis were dead ducks on hoppers to the mound and Gestring went down swinging in the fifth. Marshall dented whatever hopes the Lions Club had of tying the score — or even getting a safety — while striking out pinchhitter Stan Jackson, .Nelson and Alford in the top of the sixth. Killett enlivened the tense duel in the second by racing behind second- to get Marshall's grounder that was labelled a base hit. Despite the awkward position after getting to the pellet Jimmy was able to get the runner by a good step. The box score: LIONS CLUB AB R H PO A Alford, If 3 0 0 0 1 Raspberry, Ib 2 0 0 8 1 Hill, cf" 20000 Killett, ss 2 0 0 2 1 Jacques, 3b 2 0 0 1 1 Mathis, c 2 0 0 3 1 Gestring, 2b 2 0 0 0 1 Dunham, rf 1 0 0 0 0 x Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 Nelson, p 1 0 0 4 0 18 0 0 15 10 JATCEES AB R HPO A Carson, 2b 3 0 0 0 1 Ball, ss 3 Cobb, Ib 3 • 1200 0390 Duncan, rf 1 0 0 0 0 White, c .'2 0 1 9 0 Marshall, p 3 0 0 0 6 Gourley, 3b 2 0 0 0 1 Cherry, cf 2 0 0 0 0 Courtney, If 1 0 0 0 0 20 1 6 18 8 Summary: Two base hits — Ball 2. Hit by pitcher — Duncan (Nelson). Stolen base — Cobb. Base on balls — off Marshall 1, Nelson 3. Striekouts — Marshall 9, Nelson 3. Umpires — C, D. Hood, Maurice Sanders and John McDowell. Time: 57 minutes. THE ORIGINAL T84O CABIN BOTTLE name of,Uie SIX YEARS OLD »6 PROOF, L 6. BOOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY WE NEED USED CARS Our Used Car Stock is Way Down and We Need More Immediately. 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