PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1954 Bums Are Facing An Uphill Battle Can't Get First With Series Sweep By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The Brooklyn Dodgers are learning the hard way that a game won in April counts just as much toward the pennant as one in the September stretch drive. The Dodgers open a three-game set with the first-place New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, but even if they win these three they'll would be considerably if the Dodgers could still be two percentage points short of the lead. Things different reach back- into the past and reverse the results of two games played in mid-April. Brooklyn and" New York were scheduled for four games against each other in the first six days of the season. Rain washed out one and the Giants took two of the other three. Lead 9-7 By the margin of those two games the Giants lead the Dodgers 9-7 in the season's series with six to play. The last three come in the final week at Brooklyn. Only four games were played in the majors yesterday but two of them figured prominently in - the flag chases. The New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 3-2, cutting a full game off the Indians' margin. Brooklyn trounced the Chicago Cubs 10-2, moving within three games of the idle Giants. Big Sixth The Philadelphia Phillies shaded St. Louis 5-4 and Washington swamped Detroit 16-6. In beating the Indians for the second time in three days, the Yankees packed all their scojing into the sixth inning. Mickey Mantle slammed the first pitch into the seats for one run. A second scored on Andy Carey's sharp single after a two-base error by Vic Wertz and an intentional walk to Irv Noren, And the third came home on another error by Wertz, who knocked down Eddie Robinson's hot grounder but couldn't find the ball in time to make a play. Three Hitter The Indians collected only three hits off Whitey Ford — homers by Sam Dente and Larry Doby and a single by Bobby Avila. The loss broke an 11-game winning streak for 20-game winner Bob Lemon. Seven runs in the fourth inning helped Brooklyn end Chicago's seven-game winning streak. During the flurry Gil Hodges hit his 35th homer, with one aboard. Russ Meyer was the winner. In Washington, Mickey Vernon added three hits to his previous I lifetime total or 1,999 and became the third active player to pass 2,000. The others are Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter. Included in the hits was his 19th homer. Roy Sievers broke the club's all-time home run record with his-23rd. He drove, in seven runs in the slugfest. Robin Roberts won his 19th game for the Phils as Harvey Haddix failed for the seventh time since July 30 to win his 16th. Stan Lopata's three-run homer helped Haddix to an early shower. Over 30 Boys Out At Caruthersville Assistant Harry Darr Has Been Running Tiger Squad All-Time Homer Mark in Danger ROSWELL, N.M. (£>)—Joe Bauman, first baseman of the Class C Roswell Rockets of the Longhorn League, has four more games in which to write his name in the rec- By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHEBSVILLE — The Caruthersville High School football team has been practicing under the direction of the assistant coach. Harry Darr, since Friday of last week. Head Coach John McGuire has been in Memphis, where one of his two children is in a hospital. Coach McG'uire is expected to return to Caruthersville Friday. This year's C.H.S. team will be one of the best in recent years, according to most speculations. More than 30 boys are out. Here is the complete Tiger squad roster broken down by positions: End—Earl Hill, Don Lay, Jack Streete, Gerald Clayton. Tackle—Jerry Figgins, Bill Grigory, Leon McCoy, Frankie Hicks, Cecil Tate, Jim Southern, Barry Trainor. Bob Willis. Guard—Joe McCoy, Ted Streete, Al Pounds, George Richards Charles Snow, Jack Taylor, Bob Tanner, Alfred Hicks. Center—Lewis Davis, Tom King. Quarterback — Bob Bartholomew. John Martin. Halfback — Louis Cook, George Cook, Giff Edgerton. York Hughes, Jim Leslie. Fullback—Dick McGill, Bill Watkins. hitter of them all. The huge slugger last night slammed his 69th round tripper of the season to tie the existing record. The high mark was set in 1933 by Joe Hauser. pla3 r ing for Minneapolis in the American Association. The University/ of Oregon defeated nine other teams in June to retain the Northwest Intercollegiate bowling title. Bob Crues, with Amarillo in the West Texas-New Mexico League in 1948, tied it. "It felt good," Bauman said as he became the center of a congratulatory crowd after the game. The big veteran, towering over the crowd, just beamed and had nothing much else to say. Sports Roundup— A Marshall Plan in Reverse By GAYLE TALBOT FOREST HILLS, N. Y. (AP) — A visitor to the National Tennis championships owned to some curiosity as why Jaroslav Drobny, the man of many countries who beat the world's best in this year's Wimbledon classic, had not been invited to compete in our showpiece It was suggested that the absence of the ontime Czech ace left a gaping hole in the entry list TAKEN OUT —Milwaukee Shortstop Johnny Logan sticks a good football shoulder block into Chicago's Gene Baker, whose +r v for a r»—.^a 0 } ay was broken up bv the-block. (NEA) Lopez and Indians Remain Confident By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Al Lopez and his band of league-leading Indians left for Chicago today still confident of winning the American League pennant and itching to get even" with the New York Yankees in Cleveland. National Leagues Pennant Race May Be Decided Over Weekend NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Doodgers open a three-game series against the first-place New York Giants at the Polo Grounds tonight and the word around town is that this is "it" — the team that sweeps this series wins all the marbles. Although the Giants lead by only three games, they can't lose first place in this series. A Brooklyn The two successive lickings the Yankees sliced their once game margin to 3% after they captured the first of the three -game series. But this did not seem to disturb ' Lopez too much. At least, not outwardly. "I still feel we can hold the lead," he said after yesterday's 3-2 defeat. "I said" after our Tuesday night's victory, they can hurt us now but they can't kill us." Reminded the tough White Sox will furnish the opposition in six of Cleveland's remaining 21 games, Lopez, said grimly: "What's the difference whom we play? At this stage of the race they're all tough. We've just got to keep on winning, that's all." "And about the Yankees?" he asked. "They've got to win more games than we do. And don't forget this either. They've still got two against us." "That's right," chimed in Bobby Avila, the team's fine second baseman and leading hitter. "Wait until we get them -in Cleveland next time. It will .be different there. We'll get even with them over there." Casey Stengel, Yankees manager, had little to say about the pennant race. "We're back in business, we're by viewers. "But we got to keep winning to stay in business." Fall-Winter TV Boxing Is Back Cesar Brian Takes On Chas. Norkus Tonight NEW YORK (£>) — Argentina's Cesar Brion starts another bid to get back into the heavyweight rankings tonight when he faces Charlie Norkus in a 10-rounder opening Madison Square Garden's fall-winter boxing season. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 200-pound Brion is a 5-8 favorite to rack up his second victory over the crude but hard-hitting ex-Marine from Bellrose, N. Y. The 8 p.m. CST, scrap will be broadcast and telecast nationally by NBC. A two-threat coach is Ellis P. (Dumpy) Hagler at Duke University. Besides directing football lines in action, he also has coached the Duke University golf team to 14 conference titles in the last 19 "Oh, we invited him, all right," replied an official with a touch of asperity. "We invited him, but we couldn't offer him the kind of money he's making 1 playing every week in one of those resort tournaments in Italy and France." "What Do You Think" Did he mean to imply that a sterling amateur such as Drobny, holder of tennis' most coveted crown, actually placed a money value on his services — that he felt no overpowering desire to win the U.S. title too? "What do you think?" came the retort. "All we could offer him was the usual transportation and $15 per day. That isn't much of an inducement to a player who can demand and get up to S500 every week. You can't blame Drobny too much when you realize it's his livelihood." Blunt Talk That was pretty blunt talk, coming from an official of the amateur ' game. He conceded that it was, and added that maybe it was time the public knew what was going on in the net world — not that it didn't already know considerable. "Let me tell you what happened in Italy this summer," he said. "They have a professional promoter, or entrepreneur, who puts on tournaments for all the big resorts. His name is Delia Vida. and he also promotes boxing. What he goes out and gets them. Make Up Loss "Well, he had Fausto Gardini, the best of the Italian Davis Cup players, signed up for a tournament at Florence. It meant a lot of lire for Fuasto. Then the Davis Cup committee advised him he would be expected to do some playing for his country the same week as the Florence event, at the usual $15 per diem. "What Was Fausto to do? He sat down and wrote them — wrote, rsind you — that he would be happy to play Davis Cup if they would only make up the loss he would incur by not playing at Florence. It put the officials on the spot. They like to go along with their players, but here they had something in writing. They had to suspend Gardini for six months, and it was rather difficult for them to explain without telling about the promoter. Love Alone? "It's just as though we would turn our tournament schedule over to Ned Irish of Madison Square Garden and let him pay the players. Some of our tournaments undoubtedly do slip money under the table to a few players, but at least we don't sanction the practice. We are in the game because we love it, and it costs some of us a lot of money." By this time our man, who preferred to remain anonymous, was long as they can make the kind of money they are. Art Larsen says he's got an agreement with our association that he'll stay over there next summer too and get his share of the gravy. "If true, that's great. What if he should win this tournament? We wouldn't even have our defending champion here next summer." back in business," he told inter- years. FOR SALE SEAT COVERS Fiber S9.95 Plastic 13.95 Save up to S12.50 per set on our tailor made ~eat covers during our September Clearance Sale. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Highway 61 North Phone 3-6742 Kiwanis Puts Axe To Rotary, 13-4 Jimmy Bruce Leads Winners at Plate And on Hill Kiwanis, led by the pitching and hitting of Jimmy Bruce, bludgeoned Rotary Club 13-4 in yesterday's Little League encounter. Bruce, who came in during a first inning uprising, fanned 12 and allowed but seven hits in coasting to his win. He also was in the process of sewing up the League's batting title as he went three for three with a single, triple and home run. His homer was really a payoff blow in a big fifth inning which netted the Kiwanis team eight hits. It came with Seay, Palsgrove and Jones on base and, sideline observers say, he must have traveled close to 200 feet — one of the longest blows of the season. Earlier, he knocked in-Palsgrove in the fourth with his triple. Rotary got three in the sixth when Hodge was safe on an error, Turner singled, Huey made it on a bobble as did Lendennie and Cook singled. The Rotarians added another run in the first when they greeted Gurley with two singles and a walk, before Bruce came on to put out the fire, which he did with a pair of quick strikeouts. Kiwanis got three in the third on a walk to Jones, Bruce's single anU three errors which brought the first three baserunners home. Kotary AB R H Hodge, 3b 4 2 2 Turner, 2b 4 0 2 Huey, Ib 3 0 1 Smith, p 3 0 2 Reed, cf 3 0 0 Smathers, If 3 0 0 j Lendennie, c 3 1 0 Branscum, ss 3 0 1 Cook, rf 1 1 i Womble, rf 2 0 0 Kiwanis sweep would leave the Dodgers two percentage points behind. No Bounce? But the experts point out that the Giants don't seem to have much bounce to the ounce left after a grueling season. They've slipped back three times since zooming into the lead with six straight over the Dodgers in mid- June. Twice the iGants' edge shrank to two games and the last dip left the New Yorkers only half a game in front of the Dodgers. Each time the Giants have pulled back. It has been tougher each time, though, and might have been impossible had not Brooklyn often helped with a timely loss or two. No Wins Since July The iaea now seems to be that if the Dodgers sweep this set they will pick up enough momentum to overhaul the Giants for keeps before the end of the season. The Giants hold a 9-7 edge over Brooklyn with one more three- game series to play after this one — the final week of the season in Ebbets Field. New York hasn't beaten Brooklyn since early July. The Dodgers won a single game in late July and three in a row last month. Sal Maglie, who once had a private hex on the Dodgers but who has failed in his last two starts against them, draws the starting assignment tonight against either Billy Loes or Carl Erskine. GREENVILLE, S. C. <#) — Pitcher Joe O'Shields of Greenville got credit for a putout and two assists in a triple play the other night in a Tri-State League game against Asneville. With runners on first and second, the Greenville hurler fielded a pop fly and doubled the man off second. The second baseman tossed the ball back to O'Shields, who turned his back and started for the mound. The runner on first broke for second, O'Shields whirled and threw him out for his second assist on the play and his second putout at second. 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