The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1943 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 13, 1943
Page 8
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLEr(ARK.) COUUIEIl NEWS I Brown Lost Half Of Index Finger To Become Matty's Greatest Rival I FED IEET 1 ^', Hampshire Star To Compete , In Event At 4 New'. York Saturday ,* , ' , By Dnit»d Press iTTie "one-man tmck-teatn" from New 1 Hdmpshlre— Dick Morcom — will b« after high scoilng honors again on Saturday He II comiKtc In the 1C4A track and field 'championships at Randall's Island Stad- iujri in Ne* York i Morcom h&s made it a liabll to score at least 10 itoints in every nieet he enters, The lean New Englaiulr s|»clallies— at liie moment—In the pole vault, high jump, and broad jump. And f if he lives up to form, he should take all three events, and the 15 points that go with them In fact, It's e\cn possible that he'cari place New Hampshire high in the team standings through his efforts The on!) man In the meet who can approach Morcom in \eri,iitlll- ty is Bill Vessie of Columbia Ves- sle is fa\ored to take the dtscus, and he'll fight It out with Morcom In the high Jump <Vessie doesn't jump with one shoe' off, as New Hampshire's barefoot boy does, but he can so higher, Vcssie's top maik is six feet, eight inches— qvite u bit higher tlran Morcom's best Jump The reason he isn't favored ovei Morcom is that his best jumps have been Indoors, while - outdoors Morcom has Icape da quaiter of an inch higher than Vessie tvVessle holds the best pcrform- ancc of the' season in the discus, 4iffd so he's the probable winner inlthat e,yent He also might enter toe shot ,'put, the broad jump, or the javelin-throw— but he'll probably be satisfied to compete in (451$ events tills lime, especially since the whole piogriun will be run off in one dnj ^Another man out after n lot of points in the IC4A meet will be Don Burnham Burnham is entered, in the mile and Kilt-mile., His greatest victory to da|e' was scored in the Indoor In- tercollegiates last winter, when he beat FVank Dixdn-at one, mile. At the time, Dnton was riding high as* the indoor campaign's best mij- eJT^Burnham's time was four liiiii utes, 10 and six-tenths seconds- Sit- he hasn't hit that figure outdoors ^The team champioirshlp is vir- conceded to New York Uni- The Violets are favored to succeed Penn State chiefly because of, 'their well - balanced squad strong in both track and field events The NYU mile relay team v looks to be the best, shot-putter Bernie Mayer and quarter-miler Frank Cotter should will 'In the 220-yaid low hurdles, Warren Halliburloh of the Violets and Tom Todd of the University of Virginia have been established as co -favorites By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor In Ills youth; a cornshrcddcr took away half of the index (Ingcr of Mordecia Peter Brown's powerful right hand to make him the Im- nortal Christy Mathcwson.? greatest Jvai. . .'' : - i i |/i if Three-Fingered Brown of Hie Chicago Cubs of the lyrical Tink- rs-lo-Evers-to-Chance days pttch- xt with the stump o( the ln<tcx ingcj- and his second and third ingcrs and thumb, which enabled ifm to hurl peculiarly. Miner Brown, so called because ic was raised in an Indiana coal mining town, threw straight ovcr- land and his best pitch was one of .he widest curves that ever hoodwinked n batsman. It broke out nnd lown to the "left-hand hilWr. The stub of the index finger iwnnUtcd Brown to put more spin on the sphere. 'Hie opposition was everlastingly xnmdlhg the ball Into the ground —to Evers, to Tinker, to Chance, lot to mention Jimmy Slicclyrd and Brown himself. Brown was plenty swift enough and liud such a wide repertoire «!* fine control that he could conic in with tlie unexpected pitch which was always to the batter's weak- icss, or nt least to his weak side, if niiy. Originally a third baseman, Brown was n fifth infieldcr. Brown, 1 who stood 5 feel 11 and weighed 180 ix>un<ls, was fast oA his feel, a good switch hitter.' EACH START A MATCH GAMK Brown had the heart of a Battling Nelson and, because lie was such n great competitor, drew the tougher assignments. Nearly every start he made for the Cubs from 190B through ,1911, during which time he won from 20 to 29 e»g(ige- nunts, was a match game. Brown tackled Mathcwson 24 times, won on 13 occasions. Nine of Brown's victories over Malty ivnd the Giants came consecutively between June 12- and,October 8, 1SOB, the year of Fred Mcrkle's famous boner and the historic playoff in which Minor conquered Big Six. It was during this stretch that the Ha osier acquired tile enviable reputation as the-conqueror of Matty. Si Sanborn, old baseball writer, in 1908 called Brown the Royal Rescuer, because of his capacity a fireman. Frequently lie would enter the box without having been hi the bullpen. Brown also could have been called the Great Eliminator thai season, when he handled 108 chances sans a slip in working 27 complete and In 17 incomplete games. Brown cancelled the Pirates' chances, Oct. 4. ILFF'S CONTROL FilEKllSQ ITpSIIN Athletics Hurler Walks One Batter;And Loses Harcl- Foiight Game , ' Baseball' Standings THURSDAY, MAY 13, 19-13 xNashvllle xchallanoogu . , xLltlle Rgck v ...' xNcw Oiieiiiis . . x Atlanta ; . xKnoxville .-' xMemiihJs x—Night game. ,LEAGUE W. L. Pel. •--.. 11 0 ,«47 9 6 .600 ..0 6 .600 -. 8 .7 .533 ..98 .629 .308 .261 By United I'ress Uclioit, Rlglil'hn'nder Roger Wolft of tlic St. Louis . Philadelphia Athletics pitched 15 xWnshlneton AMERICAN IBAGUE W. L Pet. New York :...... 13 o .084 xClevclaiKl . ,.10 6 .625 " Brown.ami"liis"tliiec-lingcr grip." ing Oi'Vnl Overall In curtain-raiser, traveled route In the nightcap. ItKOVVN WAS IKON MAN, TOO Brown lost to Hooks Wlltsc, B T 4, SepL'24, but coniicd next four. After toiling Oct. 8,,. he wns on job ngnln, Out. 10 mici 13, against Detroit In World Scries.; He was in nine games In 21 days, so, you see, wns something of an Iron Man. Following sinjjles by Chnriuy O'Lcary and Sum Crawford in fourth (jnine o( World Scries, Brown otitgue.«cd Tynis Raymond Cobb when Georgia Peach bunted, forced O'Lrary at third,, headed off rally. Brown turned In three World Scries shutouts, Ufmked (lie While Sox in 1980, the Tigers in '07 and Four days later at the Polo Grounds, he did some royal rescuing to ruin tho Ginnls' hoprs. Succeeding Jnck Pfclslcr In tlio [irsl inning o( tile plny-otrof the Sc[>l. 23 .game, he, once more trimmed Matty, 4 T 2. - . . The dibs' outlook for making it liree chntniilonsliiixs in a vow <llcl 101 seem bright tis they rjcisnn Ihclr Inal en.slcrn swing, On Sept. !i2. ie day before Mcrkle forgot to ouch second, Brown was credited •itli two victories over the men of orin McOraw, 4-3, 3-1. 'He went wo .and .two-thirds innings reliev- '08, ur\ggcd two the latter four sets, rounded but'by-the ;10 cdltioi). Brown won 18G games for ,the ;ubs from '04.until he• moved -to Cincinnati In '13. !Hc won 239.and !(ht 131 In 14 jeirs In the majors He had five one-hit- gnnics r?in the National League,oiic,.In .two years spent in the Federal and one In Chicago city series. He copwd '11 straight gashes "ii: '06, had 42 slmtouts -in , National and four in Federal, With. Moi'dccta Brown -carrying the bulk, of tho pitching-burden the Cubs not only won four pen hauls and two world- r ch'ariipibn ships In fi\c campaigns bUt rawly missed making il.f flags. Three fingers .; were' enough—and then some. Innings against- tfie Detroit Tigers ycstordajV. 1 During that whole stretch'W'.Issued-Just one walk to a Detroit'/ batter—but that walk resulted In' his'losing tiic game. Wolff's-.control: .Iiad been perfect, up' [6.the 15th. But with one man put,' Jic issued 'u pass to Paul nicliardsK Pmcli-hitlor Don Ross foltoweil*,.wilh a- -single, sending nlcliardHlfo second. Charley Metro was sendflii tovruii for Richards, and Harris; tlich committed a balk. 'Hiat put'men on second and third. The tall':fJUh)etlc hurlcr. got the second'gu^-buk Ned 1 Harris of the 'llgersr^oped a,single into center icld, 'and,"the ball game was over. -TJicV'A's'. Jind .gone i» front in he fc%Sh';-inning, only to see. the. "iycrs : . fib; the score In the sixth ud lake a"2 to 1 lead in the scv- nth In the top of the eighth, the ilackmch, knotted, the count, and hat's ithc', way It stayed unti! the ast' OJ^HIR IStli.. ; Only three, other games Were ilayed-.yestei'day, all in the -Aiuer- can'-League.' The • four National jjagu&g'ames were postponed. •' Tho'l Chicago White Sox upset he New'.York Yankee.'!, 2 to 1, in 10 innings. : Johnny : Huiiiphrles went'-it'll;'the. way for the White Sox, 'anil''-Ernie' -'Bpnham travelled he route for the Yanks. The : St. Louis : Browns--took a 6 to 4 ,dcci- iion from % the Boston Red Sox. 3hct Luabs-was 'the big gun for .lie . Brownies. His/ home run in tlie fifth 1 'lulling with -two aboard put'SL' ; Louis back In the game, after Boston had taken a. 4-to 1 Philadelphia Chicago . . Boston x—Night game. ..» 7 .87 10 9 . 812 . 0 10 •.'6 13 ,533 .533 .S2C -.400 .375 .310 Brooklyn . . St. Louis . Cincinnati . Pittsburgh . Boston . ... 'liiladclpliia Cliicngo NATIONAL J/KAGUE '.W, L, Pet. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE NI|{hl games: : New Orleans at Memphis. AUanU at Chaltanoosa, Birmingham at LiUlo Hoik, two games. : Ktioxville at Nashville, two games.. AMERICAN I.KAOUE 1 Washington at Cleveland, night game. ' Chicago 2, New York 1. • St. Louis 6, Boston 4. ; St. Louis o, Boston n. Detroit 3, Philadelphia 2, 15 innings. Twelve thousand worshipers cnu bo accommodated by tire cathedral at La PUB, Bolivia. NATIONAL I KAGIIK : St. Louis at Boston, postponed. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, postponed, i Chicago at New York, postponed. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, posted. 12 0 • 7 1 ,7 7 New York . :. 6 11 .661 .571 .529 .500 .500 .467 .412 .353 HANDY TO CARRY—EASY TO USE BfSURl-BlSAFl Ret DIXIE Patch! make ("lit rf|'*'l<-» n'lili Titiri.K • sriiKMj i n itixin i-.vrcii, i.nin i,,, ~.<*;« i-rn ninliirNK- rliitlrv i-im-f feitSr \ltSO. .Ask >«or Si-rilrp lilt -KtlillJl" MAT Of lilt lEMIiMC II Vulcanizes while you drlvfr— Oullasts the lubi Itsellt Today's Games SOUTJ1KHN I.KAOUK New Orleans nt.Memphis, nlghl,- . Knoxvllle' at Niulwllle. •. • • Atlantn at, Chattanooga. ': Dlrmlnghain at Little nock. NATIONAL I.KAGUE Chicago at- Nev; York. •• St. 7x»uis ni Boston/ , , Cincinnati at Phlladclplila. Pittsl)urgli al Brooklyn. , AMUKtCAN I.FAOUE New York al Chicago. Philadelphia al Detroit. Boston al St. Louis. 1 Washington at Cleveland. lead. j.' 11 . • In' a night g^Ti 0 **t GlcvelHiici, the Indinns hatided the Washliig- ton Senators; 'an 8 Chubby pitcher. Dean :wiis to 2 setback, the ,whming Parts and Repairs for... 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