The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 18, 1943
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'EIGHT BLYTHEVI'U,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNK 18, 1943 Veteran Red Sox Manager Hits In Pinch To Win Two Fiom Athletics By United 1'ress It Isn't every day.ihat a pinch hitter can step to llic plate and smack a home run In the clutcli. And It's still rarer when lie can do the same tiling twice In one day. But that's just what Joe Cronln dtd. The aging Boston Red Sox manager hmiled Ills creaking bones lo trie platter In [lie. seventh Inning of the first game of yesterday's double-header with the Philadelphia Athletics. The Red Sox were behind, 4 to 1. There were two men on base. Joe- swung on the second pitch and the ball sailed over the fence. That lied the score anrt the Red Sox went on 10 win, 5 io 4. • In the nightcap the Hed fiux were trailing. 8 to 4, in the eighth frame. Cronln selected n tat and vent in,to pinch lilt again. Then; we're two, men on base. The count went to '(hree-and-two this time. Then'Joe made his one-in-a-mll- lion shot—and the tall rested hi the bleachers. The Ueri Sox mov cd to within a inn of the Athletics. But the A's hiing on In tin ninth and won. 8 to 1. In oilier American League games,' the New York Yankees scored three times In the nlmli inning to come from behind and beat the Wnshiny'tun Senators, 9 to 8., The Chicago White Snx had to go, 13 innings to down tho St Louis Browns. 4 to 3. The Detroit Tiger^ and Cleveland Indians ployed two games with Cleveland coming from bc- hhid to lake both, The first was won, 3 to 2, with a three-run rallj in the last of the ninth. Tin second went to the Tribe in 1 Innings. Relief Pitcher Mike Nay mlck was the winner in boll games. •', In the National League, the St Ix>uis Cardinals were; drubbed the Cincljinall Reds, 0 to 1. Elmc Kiddle went nil the way to scor his,.'seventh victory. The Brook lyn. Dodgers lost 11 chance to gal .on'the-league-leading Cards whe they..were tripped by the Ne\ York: Giants, 8 to 5. 'The Bosto Braves and Philadelphia Phillle split two games. Uoston won the first, 2 to 0, behind Manny Salvo's four-hit, pitching. The Phillies took .the second. 7 to. 2. The-Chicago Cubs won an 1 abbreviated ^even-inning contest from the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 to 2. Gardner Pitches 10th Win Of Year By United Pres« Nashville Ace Glenn Gardner itched his way to his tenth win or the season Thursday , night. Gardner set the'Memphis Chicks own with 10 scattered hits to be he first pitcher In the loop this eason lo gel, ten 'wins.'Nashville •on the game' by a 1 Id 3 count. 'I he Vol win kepi them five •anies ahead of second-place Hlr- mlnghain. .The winners pounded Snooker Drefs,'Goal Walker and Valter Brown for 13 hits. Pelican Southpaw Bob Williams leld Chattanooga to three hits as ew Orleans downed the Lookouts, to 3. A four-rim rally by (he 'ellcans In the sixth liming fea- urcd by Jack Boiling'.'! homer with ne man on iced tile game for llic ^•cls. •'.•'..-'•.• Knoxvlllc, behind the cffecHve .wirllng of Steve Warohol, downed Little Rock's Travelers, 6 to 2. Al Moran traveled the distance or the Travelers, giving up 11 hits. Birmingham and Atlanta pounded each other for nine,innings be- 01 e the Barons finally won, 9 to 8. The Crackers outhlt Birmingham 4 to 10. ' . . Harry Bay Gave Cobb The Idea; Peer Foot Was Perfect Flychaser Baseball Standings SOUTHERN xNashvllle LEAGUE W. L. 36 xLittlc Rock .......'. ..'11 23 xChattauooga . ...... '26 23 xAllanta .......... •.... 28 'Ki xKnoxvillc ......... .23 28 xNew Orleans ..'. ..... 25, 32 xMemphls ...... ''...., IS 35 x— Night game. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis ............. 31 17 Brooklyn ............ 31 23 Cincinnati ........... 26 22 Pittsburgh . .......... 25 23 xPhiladclphla . ....... 24 24 xHoston .......;.' ..... 21 24 New York ....... ..... 20 30 Chicago . . ............ H 32 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. U New York ____ ........ 29 18 Washington ..... '.'... 27 24 X Delroll . ... ..... .... 23 21 Philadelphia ...... ...27 2C Chicago ........ . ..... 21-. 23 Boston ........ : ...... 25 28 xClevelnnd .......... 21 2fi St. Louis ..'. .......... 19 2G x— Night game. Pet. .655 .561 .540 .531 .528 .451 .439 .300 Pel. .646 .574 .54' .521 .500 .40 .400 ,34 r Pet .61' .52(1 .523 .509 .417 .472 .447 .422 Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville al ' Memphis, twilight ami night. , Atlanta at Birmingham. ' . - • Chattanooga-at New Orleans,,2, Knoxville al. Little- Rock..' . . NATIONAL LEAGUE. New York at Boston. Philadelphia at Brooklyn: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. , Chicago at St. Louis,' night. AMERICAN LEAGUB .St. Louis at Detroit,' twjltght. Cleveland tit'Chic a BO, night. Washington nl Philadelphia, nlte. Boston at New : York..' / •.- BV HAKRV GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor . Harry Bay was a star when Tyrus linymond Cobb was breaking n. Buy, dark, tall and thin, was so ast. they called him Deer pool, ie led the American League In itolcn bases with 46 In 1904 and 42 the following campaign, He led with Elmer Flick, a teaimnatc, mother year. Bay gave Ty Cobb the Idea. The Georgia Peach took over as the greatest ball player— and bascriin- ier — of all lime. After hitting the ball, Bay, a Icfl-hand batter and thrower,' ac- .ually stepped the 90 feet from the plate to first base In three and one-fifth seconds. He did this .n a game, unaware thai he was being timed. Bay was the phenomena cenlci- fleldcr of the Cleveland club from 1902 until mid-season of '08, when knee Injury cut short his major league career. The Cleveland club of Bay's era was called the Blues while managed by Bill Armour and Naps while handled by Napoleon Lajolc. in the Infield, In addition lo llic Incomparable Larry Lajoic were Terry Turner and Bill Bradley. The pitching staff included Addle Joss of no-hit, no-run renown, NAPS COULDN'T WIN This club was regarded as the most formidable In the majors, yet never won the pennant. Injuries bobbed up where they did the mosl harm In '00, when the Naps led al llic half-way inark by'113 points Then, in a double-header with the New York Highlanders, seven regulars, Including Bay, were hurt. The Naps hit the toboggan, while the Hllless Wonder edition of the White Sox won 19 straight and the bunting. With Manager Lajolc anliclptil- ing a spitball, Big Ed Walsh of the same While Sox crossed him with a fasl ball, waist high and slraighl down the middle, and struck him out with the bases full and two out In the ninth. That daring pitch gave llic gonfalon of '08 to Detroit by halt a game following the famous three-way race. Bay, the Ideal leadoft man, batted ,300 or belter for several years with, the Clevclands. In '04, lie was lopped by only Lajoie and Flick, teammates, and Wee Willie Keeler of the Highlanders. Bay was chiefly noted for Ills jround-covering and grace In center-field, however, and he roamed the key garden when playing surfaces were more expansive lhan they are today. He made only three errors In '04, finished with an average of .990. He had a dozen putouts in a game, a record thai stood for years. RHYTHM—TWO WAYS •Deer Fool broke in with the old Western Association Blackbirds of Peorla, where he was raised, in '97. The following campaign found the speedster In the Illinois Valliy League. The next slop was nock By HAItRV OKAVSON NKA Sports Kdifor NEW YORK—Jlarry Illlhnan's trained eye quickly detected thai Guilder Hagg would 1)3 in good condition for his meeting with J. Gregory Elcc In the National A.A.U. 5000-meter championship on Randalls Island, . Dartmouth's track coach for more than 30 years believes Hagg was In Up-top shape when he left Sweden, hence didn't require much work to round Into form lor a 5000- meter effort. Cn the other hand, Hlllman, Olympic 400-meter flat and hurdle champion of 1004, ferls that several American mllers, including Gilbert Dcdds, would right now repulse Guilder the Wonder at the shorter distance. More lime Is required to develop speed than stamina, which Is,practically there In the first place. Hags,' will pick up' speed as he isoc.i along. His limes prove he. ppss:«scs it. He obviously did not work for speed In preparation for Riee. Thai's why Don Uurnham, the Dartmouth miler, did not. work with him. "Uurnham was pointing for swed, and running five miles, wouldn't give it to him," comments his conch. Hillinan can't, get over Hagg's peculiar methods of training at Hanover. Crass-country. Interspers- ,g running with long walks irough the woods, etc. One of the :w times the Swifl Swede was on | i.'irtinouth's fine miarlcivniile cin- cr track he came out at 9:30 at ight, ran by the light of the sil- ery IP oon. "I understand that he lakes a team bath every day," says 'Hill- inn. "For a skinny fellow—well we lon't train that way." From what he has heard of lagg's methods and judging by the vay he trained in the Hanover nils, Hillinan holds that Gnndcr he Wonder had to be a natural >hcnomcnon to establish seven re- markable world records at from one mile to 5000 meters. "But then," adds the celebrated tutor, "maybe he is." Hagg contended thai the Dartmouth track was too hard. Hillinan calls it fast, but not extra hard, "Some foreign tracks are much softer than American tracks," he points out. ''Members of the Olympic teams with which 1 went across igurcd the tracks quite slow. Bill ,omc of these foreigners sure do nake fast time on them." The Randalls Island truck Is comparatively soft, ft is given a icw surface and top every year. Any track tlu soil of which contains loam will harden If not run on or worked frequently. Hagg can't speak English, which might account for his aversion for meeting people. You never saw a guy so camera-shy. He showed flashes of his fabulous speed only wlirn running- from a camera. If they pointed a camera at Bunder 'Hagf, even Greg Rice wouldn't have a chance. Optn 7:15 , Show Starts 7:45 Adm. Always lie and 25c Friday & Saturday 'Apache Kid 1 with Don "Rcil" Slarry SERIAL: "Perils of Nyoka." Selected Shorts Saturday Midnight Show 'Truck Busters 1 John Miles Miller Co. Distributor Phone 2007 123 W. Ash Deer Koot Hay sfar when Ty Cobb \vas breaking in. ', slaml of the Western Association. Ic finished with Tray when the saguc blew up. Troy peddled him Detroit.. He also served in Cin- Innati and Ihdlana|)oUs, but Jlevelaud was where he made his nine. Sold to Nashville in '08, his rick knee responded lo I lie warm- r cllmale, and he played 10 more years. Nexl to baseball. Bay, now G5 am [he switchboard operator of th Peoria Fire Department, liked inu sic. He played the cornet in or chcstras during and between sea sons, still have received a heavy blow to their gridiron hopes. Three outstanding players—all members of the Marine Corps Reserve—have been ordered lo active duty. And they'll go Into training al Notre Dame—where they'll be eligible lo play football. The three arc Bill Johnson of Chicago, a promising passer; Dick Kelley, a three-letter man; and Vic Knlbltskl, Minnesota's "iron man" fullback. CHICK AS AW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun, starts 1;45 Nl;h( shows 5:45 Except Monday, open* 6:45 C'mitlhuous shows Sat. und Sun. Minnesota Players Called To Service Friday and Saturday Double Feature "IX)NE S'i'AK RAIDERS" with The Three Mcsquitcers and "It A I) MEN OF MISSOURI" with Jane Wvinan & Ik-jinis Morgan SKItlAI,:' "Dick Tracy vs.. Crime" Comedy MINNEAPOLIS. June 18. (UP) — The Golden Gophers of Minnesota (Sunday & Monday "FRONTIER MARSHALL" wilh Nancy Kcllcy & Randolph Scott News of the Bay Comedy We have used Electric Ranges CITY ELECTRIC CO- Plume 2U1 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAHUK Night games: ' Nashville at Memphis. Knoxville at Little Hock. Chattanooga at New Orleans. Atlanta at Birmingham. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 5-7, Philadelphia 4- Ncw York 9, Washington 8. Chicago ' 4, St.. Louis 3, 13 nings. " ' ' "'' * Detroit nt Cleveland, two night.J NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 2, Philadelphia 0, second, night. New York 8. Brooklyn 5. Chicago 3, Pittsburgh' '2, called In seventh. Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 1. Read Courier News vant TAME Givc " "'"' vc1> look. Acid lutlrc. Keep your UNRULY hnlr lying flat. Always use UAID Moroline Hair Tonic. Lnrgo HAIK boltlc 25c. Sold everywhere. THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... WHO DUNNIT? The- first manufacturer of pistols ivcd/in PIstola, Italy, which gave ,hese weapons their name. MEAD'S tlie job News of Ihc Day , Selected Shorts "Your tires arc in good shape, Judge.,.ought lo last you at Icasl another 5,000 miles." "I've been very careful ot them, Jim, since I learned how much the governmcnl needs rubber. Only drive when I have lo...kccp her under 35 an hour and have the lircs switched around every 1,000 miles." I "Me, loo, Judge. Prclly lough spot we were put in gellin' our supply of rubber cul olT jusl when we needed il most, Bui, we'll be gcuin' plenty of synthetic rubber real soon. Say, is il true, Judge, that Ihc beverage distilling industry has a part in producing il?" "Yes, a very important part, Jim. Thai induslry's facililics for producing grain alcohol make it possible to include 200,000 tons of rubber from grain in the government's 870,000-tou synlhelic rubber program. Pretty important contribution to our war effort, isn't it Jim?"" It certainly is, Judge. Wonder how many people really realize il?" When Dad is on-the-job he likes to look the part of the successful man dial he is ... and in days like these thai calls for cool, !i(,'ht-weight, smartly slvled apparel. OfT-lhe-job lie needs, and deserves (he most casual, and comfortable apparel available. llluKlraled here are several gifts for Dad for cither on, or off, the job. off ..i-^ Conftnnt* o Btrttott I ^r> '•^m^»^^ ..•' "^ X'i^v^^^T/ J\ •>•• c4w^.--^ :: ^,ft •..--W \f,<i< • £'&K '•• ^^^•^ • ,>'^A'^^^.---"''''' \.^ * ^ \ \ • • * -^-1P?> /\££*'% n%~^" 6,,?™™!,-/'' 111 MAIN ,••

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