The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 2, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1984 Braves Riding Stout Arm of Warren Spahn **** * * * * And League Leaders Look Bad By BEX PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Warren Spahn, whose sensational return to form in midseason made the National League pennant race a three-team affair, still is firing away with amazing precision although time probably has run out for his Milwaukee Braves. After s. mediocre spring and* early ' summer during which he [ lost 10 games, Spahn hit his win- j ping stride July 18. He won his j ninth game that day, beating Pitts- j burgh. Last night, again against ' Pittsburgh, he won his 17th. In between he's gone unbeaten. May Get 20 Again | With 25 games left, a minimum [ of five more starts for the 32-year- i old left-hander. Spsin stands a j good chance of winning at least 20 j games for the sixth time. j Spahn's 3-1 victory over the Pi- j rates moved the Braves within 6^-2 j New York . lengths of the first-place New York j Brooklyn . . . Giants and within 3 of second- j Milwaukee . place Brooklyn, both losers yes- | Cincinnati terday. j Philadelphia Cincinnati beat the Giants 9-7 In a. game played under protest from the third inning on by the New Yorkers. Chicago defeated Brooklyn 9-5 for its seventh straight triumph. Philadelphia replaced St. Louis in fifth place with a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals. Tanks Move The New Tork Yankees kept their pennant hopes alive with a 4-1 conquest of Cleveland, cutting the Indians' first-place margin to 4& games. The Chicago White Sox split at Boston, losing the day game 7-2 and -winning the night game 6-3. Washington defeated Detroit 4-1 Baltimore and Philadelphia weren't scheduled. The Braves scored one run on three hits and two runs on one hit Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB 82 48 .631 79 75 65 60 52 54 67 69 71 76 86 .603 .581 .492 .465 .458 .424 .348 Louis 60 Chicago 56 Pittsburgh 46 Thursday's Schedule Brooklyn at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis. Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Chicago 9, Brooklyn 5 Cincinnati 9, New York 7 Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 2 Milwaukee 3. Pittsburgh 1 18 22*/2 27 37 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB beating Pittsburgh. Three first- inning singles produced the first run. The other two came on Andy Pafko's single, a two-base error by Curt Roberts, a sacrifice and a wild pitch. Neither the Giants nor the Dodgers looked good in losing. The Dodgers committed four errors in the game, three in one inning and two on one play and their pitching wa* shaky. The bad inning was the •ixth when the Cubs combined three Mt* with the three errors for four runs. The Giants' used seven pitchers fy a vain effort to' halt the Redlegs. Ted Kluszewski led the 13-bit Cincinnati assault with four singles and drove in three runs. Third base umpire Frank Secory called, back what appeared to be & Giant run -in the third when he •aid he had called time before the play. Manager Leo Durocher immediately declared he would finish the game under protest. Its doubtful the protest will stand up. A grand-slam home run by Del Ennis in the first inning paved the way for the Phillies' victory in j St. Louis. ' i Atlanta Yogi' Berra and Eddie Lopat j N ew Orleans combined their hitting and pitch- I Birmingham ing talents in the Yankees' defeat i Memphis of Cleveland. Berra scored one run, I Chattanooga then drove in two more with his j Nashville 18th homer. Lopat rarely has been j Li[tle Rock more impressive with his assort- j Mobile ment of "junk". He gave up nine ' hits but only one—Jim Hegan's | triple in the third—figured in the | Chattanooga 6, Memphis 3 Cleveland ...... 95 New York ..... 90 Chicago ........ 86 Boston ......... 57 Detroit ......... 57 Washington .... 54 Philadelphia ... 44 37 41 48 73 74 76 87 90 .720 .687 .642 .438 .435 .415 .336 .323 10 37 37 & 40 50 V 2 Baltimore 43 Thursday's Schedule Cleveland at New York. Detroit at Washington. Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results New York 4, Cleveland 1 Boston 7-3, Chicago 2-6 Washington 4, Detroit 4 Only games scheduled MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS Am.e'ican Association Toledo 5, Columbus _ 2 Indianapolis 1, St. Paul 0 Louisville 10, Charleston 0 Minneapolis 9, Kansas City 7 Texas League Beaumont 5-4. San Antonio 2-2 Dallas 4, Tulsa 0 Fort Worth 14, Oklahoma City 1 Houston 7, Shreveport 1 Western Leagrie Denver 6, Pueblo 1 Wichita 3, Colorado Springs 2 Des Moines 7, Lincoln 3 •Omaha 4, Sioux City 0 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W 90 89 78 75 70 62 62 60 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 8, New Orleans L 58 58 66 72 74 85 85 Pet. .608 .605 .542 .510 .486 .422 .422 .405 GB 10 18 scoring. Foreign Horse Invasion ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (Si — The $65,000 United Nations Handicap race at Atlantic City on Sept. 25 will include a strong array of horses from six foreign countries. In addition to the French-bred Little Rock 9, Nashville 8 Mobile 10-4, Birmingham 5-18 Game's Today Birmingham at Mobile New Orleans at Atlanta Little Rock at Nashville at tions Handicap last year, the entry list this year includes horses from Iceberg 2nd, which won the mile; England, Ireland/France, Canada, and three-sixteenths United Na- Chile and Argentina. Sports Roundup— Pretty Blonde Mom Forest Hiils Choice By GAYLE TALBOT FOREST HILLS, N. Y. (AP) - When Maureen Connolly broke a foot in a horse-truck accident out on the Coast some months ago, the immediate supposition was that the current National Women's Tennis Championships would be about the dullest on record and that it might prove difficult to give tickets away for the final. TOT three years "Little Mo" had swelled the gates as she mowed down all opposition. Prettier, Better But now a little gal who left here three years ago as a snub- nosed brunette has come back a strawberry blonde, not only a lot prettier but apparently also a greatly improved tennis player. She still weighs in at only 112 pounds in her shorts, but she swings a 14-ounce racket like she means business. The wanderer, who appears to have returned Just in time to lift the mortgage on the old stadium, is now named Mrs. Beverly Baker Fleitz, having added the last handle and borne a daughter named Kimberle* since she last had a •hot at the big title. We find there Is A lot of sentiment around here that she has a good chance of winning It from the members of the old palace guard. Not Too Accurate We find this heartening, because *w*y back IA 1950, when Miss Con- i nolly was just a rumor from the i West Coast, we predicted that Bev- j erly Baker was destined to be the j world's next outstanding woman i player. This didn't turn out to be entirely accurate, but a man in this business reaches the point where he's happy to score even an occasional moral victory. At the time of the prediction, we reasoned that a player who stroked a tennis ball equally well with either hand, and who therefore had neither the customary weak forehand or uncertain backhand, just naturally had to become' the world's best player, given time. It figured, and now Beverly's been given time, even if little of it was spent playing tennis. If the mauling matron reaches the closing stages of the championships, as the experts fully expect her to do, she'll prove a draw to rival Maureen. The fact that she's the only star in history to play a completely ambidextrous and is a beauty to boot, makes & honey of * combination. j Crosley Field Is Tough on Giants They Have Lost Six of 11 Games In Cincinnati CINCINNATI (ft — If the New York Giants lose the National League pennant, they may have dropped it in Crosley Field. They played their last contest of the season in the Cincinnati Red-, leg park last night. The' Reds j cuffed seven Giant pitchers — one ] for a league record — for 13 hits and 10 walks in gaining a 9-7 triumph. The Giants have lost 6 of 11 games to the Reds in Crosley Field while the second-place Brooklyn Dodgers, still 3 l / 2 games behind, have copped 9 of the 11 played here. A Giant victory would have KILL THE UMPIRE — Umpires, field judges, linesmen and referees try to get in some sort of shape about this time of year. The above quintet (Marshal Blackard, Worth Holder, Roland Roun- saville, Dick Shanks and Hero Childs) are pictured during a recent Haley Field workout. (Courier News Photo) provided cushion. a needed extra-game Last Weird One night's encounter was a weird one. Manager Leo Durocher officially protested the contest in the third inning after what he thought was the third out. Cincinnati second baseman Johnny Temple tried to steal home while the ball was on the ground between the pitcher and the first Perfesser Case Stengel All Smiles Following Yank Win over Tribe By JOE EEICHLER " NEW YORK (AP) — "Yesterday we were out of business; today we're back in it." Manager Casey Stengel was in an expansive mood after the New York Yankees' 4-1 "must" victory over Cleveland yesterday that sliced the Indians' first-place margin over the defending champions to 4 1/2 games. "It was a game we had to win," said Stengel, "and just as we've been doing for six years, we won it. That's why you can't count us out yet. Never sell the Yankees short until they are mathematically eliminated. Might Scare 'em "The other guys don't have it Plate Umpire Lon Warneke. But the official on third, Frank Secory, said he had previously called "time" and thus Temple was still on third. Durocher bellowed: "Who asked you to call time? A Cincinnati player?" Secory replied, "I called time." The decision did no damage to the Giant cause as the next batter grounded out to retire the side. : f they have. Don't forget they haven't had a slump all season. But if we can beat them again tomorrow and keep the pressure on them, we might scare them into one. "I'm not saying they'll choke. They never have. But they could slow up a little. I know one thing, we better not choke. We can't afford to lose any more." As expected, the Cleveland clubhouse was quiet but no one appeared dejected. Manager Al Lo- At Kellev's pez accepted the defeat philosophically. Tuesday Big One "I feel the same way about it now as I did Tuesday night," he said. "I still think that was the big one for us. No matter what happens tomorrow, we'll still leave here with a pretty comfortable j lead. After all, it's too much to expect us to sweep all three games here. This is still a pretty good club we're playing." The Yankee battery of southpaw Ed Lopat and catcher Yogi Berra was the "whole" club yesterday. Lopat spaced nine hits for his 12th lifetime win over the Indians. Berra laced three of the Yanks' hits, including his 18th home run, scored twice and drove in two runs. Fights Last Night Albuquerque, N. M. — Art Aragon, 148, Los Angeles, stopped Mario Trigo, 142, Cauillo, Mexico, 5. Philadelphia — George Justine, 140, Philadelphia, outpointed Ellwood Davis, 143, Philadelphia, 6 West Haven, Conn—Jerry Luedee, 158, New Haven, outpointed Curtis Bruce, 160, Newark, N. J. victory of the year and his 40th 6. Mumps Boxing History No Charge Is Made To Crowd at Fight By RALPH BERNSTEIN PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boxing history was made last night with the first <; studio-home audience" nationally televised fight show, but the only happy faces were those of four unheralded preliminary fighters. It took a case of mumps to fulfill a prediction by the late Mike Jacobs, renowxed New York promoter, that the day would come when prize fights would be held before unpay- ing audiences. Kid Gavilan came down with the mumps Tuesday, 24 hours before he was scheduled to make his eighth title defense against Johnny Saxton. The promoters—Herman Taylor and the International Boxing Club of New York—were faced with the prospect of no show at all. Double Deal Rather than break the uninterrupted four-year Wednesday TV fight show series, Taylor and the IBC put together a double windup program of six-rounders. No admission was charged for the show at the Met, a small club with about 5,000 seats. Some 2,000 fans—about the size of a large studio audience—turned out, most of them from the neighborhood surrounding the Met. The fighters, George Justine and Ellwood Davis, Philadelphia welterweights, and Bobby Bell, Youngs- claimed he lost 20 per cent of hi* audience because of the Gavilan- Saxton postponement. About the fight: Justine, 140. suffered cuts over both eyes and a bruise under hit left eye, but emerged a surprising winner over Davis. Chestnut, 127, a former Golden Gloves champion, and Bell, a 25- year-old Ohioan recently out of the Army, fought to a draw. Holland, Wardell In Finals of Softball Event HOLLAND—Boys' teams of Holland and Wardell will tangle here tomorrow night for the high school Softball championship of Pemiscot County. Tonight, as the big tournament _ _ moves toward a close, Braggadocio town7"o.rand Ike ^Chestnut of New I and Steele boys and Cooter and York' each received 51,500 for their I Braggadocio girls get together to appearance. decide consolation winners. Holland took a thrilling 2-1 victory over Braggadocio boys last Ptifs Happy The fighters were happy. They each got a nice chunk of TV money. But everyone else connected with . the affair wasted no smiles. Gavi- ' mran £Ian was home in bed with the mumps. Saxton was down in th mouth at night when Sammy Workman drove in the winning run in the eighth losing his opportunity—for the time being at least—to fight for the 147- pound crown. Promoter Taylor and IBC representatives were busy counting up. their financial losses because of the postponement and the expense of putting on the substitute show. The score was all tied 1-1 at the end of the regulation seven innings. Buddy James worked on the hill for Holland and struck out eight. Bill Wallen, Braggadocio hurler, whiffed 12 in losing a tough one. In other action, last night in the girls' division, Steele took a 3-2 win from Cooter and Wardell got a 11-6 decision over Braggadocio. In the other boys' game, Wardell The sponsor of the TV show took a 6-3 win over Steele. Dress Boots You'll Wear Everywhere FIRST from Border-to-Border On the campus, at square dances, for week-end outings, end all dress occasions, Jarman's sensational new "Leathernecks* are boots you'll wear everywhere. They're easy to slip on and off . . . the perfect footwear companion for blue jeans and slacks. In a variety of rich leather and color combinations . . . 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