The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 27, 1955
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TJESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE THIHTBCM WILL HE DROP THIS ONE/TOO? Dodgers Not Jinxed In Series, But May Have Mental Block Bj- JtMMT BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — Although they have had seven cracks at the big pot, the Dodgers have yet to win a World Series. And if there i« some dark jinx which prevent* the Brooks from becoming champions of the world, It has dooc a remarkable Job of staying concealed. A check pf memories and records ol Hie live World Series th« Dodgers have dropped to the Yankees shows no alignment of breaks which could prompt one to lay the Brooklyn club never got a chance. . This thinking can, of course, create a itorm In FUitbush, where they «till remember Mickey Owen miss- Ins • third itrike. But a run-down of Dodger defeat* the last five time* out .«howa the Owen missed strike to .be only one of several breaks—which went both ways. Owen missed nil strike in 1941, which wu Brooklyn's bad year for ample, Freddie Fitestmmons had a shutout going for seven innings with the &#ics tied 1-1. Then Marius Russo, the Yankee pitcher, hit a vicious liner which struck Fitzslm- mons on the knee and knocked him out of the game, which the Yankees went on to win. In the fourth contest, Brooklyn held a 4-3 lead with two out and two strikes on Tommy Henrich in he ninth. Hugh Casey fired a sharp breaking pitch which Henrich—and Owen — missed and the Yankees went on to win, 7-4. In 1947, things evened off— and in a big way..That was the year ol Cookie Lavagetto's last-gasp double which ruined Bill Bevlns' no-hit attempt In the final inning of the fourth game. breaki. In the third game, for ex- In the sixth game, won by Dod- Now Dal Ward Knows What Gl Sergeant Has to Contend With BOULDER, Colo. Wl — The University of Colorado campus buized today over the disappear- «nce of football guard Joe Con- nori during the aecond half of tht CU-Arizona game here Saturday. Coach Dal Ward said Connors played part of the first half. But when Ward called lor him to enter the game in th« third quarter, the 305-pound lineman wa« not on the bench. Ward said he could not explain Connors' absence. "Have no ld«a where he Is," tht CU coach added, and, declared: "I'm not going looking for him' — he'll have to come back on his own." Connors, a 33-year-old native of Pittston, Pa., was listed as one of the best new linemen on the squad. End Coach Ray Jenkins said going AWOL at the height of a game is without parallel in col- Fights Lost Night Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - Neal Rivers, 155=i. Niagara Palls, N. Y,, outpointed Bobby Dawson, 153&, New York, 10. Paris _ Seraphin Ferrer, France, (topped Johnny Butterworth, England, 8. (lightweights, exact weights unavailable). Halifax •— Richard (Kid) How»rd, HO, Halifax, outpointed Basil Marie, 1«!4, Philadelphia, 10. Carl Nystrom, Michigan State's football captnln wu*n all around athlete in high, school. He played football, basketball, bawball, Ice hockey and tennis. legiate football. "We've lost them the day before a game and a week before a game but never during a game," he told newsmen. The Colorado team knocked over Arizona, 14-0, in the rain last Saturday and is preparing for a Big Seven Conference game with Kansas here this Saturday. gert, Al Qionfriddo ran like a rabbit about to be placed in a stew and came up with Joe DiMaggio'i bid for a grand slam homer—a catch still talked about ai one of the more dramatic of all time. In 196Z, the antlca of Billy Loes gave the Yankees some help. Loes dropped the ball while standing on the rubber and then . proceeded to lose Vic Rascht's ground ball "in the sun" during the sixth game. It was during thia Series that Ump Art passarella colled Johnny Sain out at first base on a disputed play which created a near riot. Brooklyn won this fifth game, 6-S, and the play wac a key ont. Otherwise, Yankee pitching . and long ball hitting played the overwhelming role. The Brooka weren't being beaten by lufk at any sttge. Instead, it was Allie Reynolds firing from the mound and Mickey Mantle thumping homera which KO'd the Burnt. The luck nearly swung to Brooklyn all the way in the 1963 aet. That was when Jackie Robinson's buea loaded pop up was lost in the seventh game sun and Billy Martin had to make a knee-high, full-tilt grab to preserve the 4-2 victory. Brooklyn'i World Serlw troubles might be, u Joe DIMaggio and Billy Cox claim, a mental block. It sure isn't an absence of good fortune. FRI. SEPT. 23 thru SAT. OCT. 9 4RAND iitd GLORIOUS DAYS 1 ECLIPSING EVERY FAIR IN THE PAST! . Meet Your Friendi At The Mid-South Fair And Enjoy An Unforgetrjble Holiday Of Entertainment And SEE! THRILL TO MANY GREAT EVENTS! e : e e e • GIANT SPORTS SHOW OUTSTANDING LIVESTOCK SHOW NATURE'S NURSERYLAND MIGHTY ARMED FORCES SHOW FREE FORD EVERY DAY DO IT YOURSELF EXPOSITION 4-H - FHA - FFA PROJECTS FREE SHOWS IN EVERY BUILDING LAR f/VRNIVAL MIOW/ 13-10 Odds Favor Yankees in Series By ED CORKIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Manager Casey Stengel doesn't know'who is going to play, his New York Yankees today remained steady 13-10 favorites to win the World Series from the Brooklyn Dodgers. The first game Is scheduled for the Yankee Stadium at 1 p.m. tomorrow, and Stengel may not decide on his lineup until 12:59. "I don't know what my infield or my outfield is going to be." he said, "and I won't know until Just before the game. All I know .is that I have a couple of starting pitchers rea'dy—Whitey Ford for the first game and Tommy Byrne for the second." The forecast Is for rain all day tomorrow, and possibly Thursday too. If the opener is postponed, the elements would work in favor of the Yanks because Mickey Mantle's ailing leg would have .additional time to heal. At the moment, Mantle, the Yanks' leading batter and home run hitter, is far from optimistic. In fact, if the first game goes on as scheduled, he probably won't start. "It feels better," said Mantle, "but I still haven't tried to put any pressure on it." II Mantle is unable to make it, Irv Noren probably will move from left field to center field. Bob Cerv or Elston Howard then probably would move in to left field. Except for Mantle, the Yanks are in fine shape. Their only other doubtful spot Is shortstop, where it's a tossup between Phil Rizzuto ..nd Gerry Coleman. Yogi Berra will catch, Joe Collins play first base, Billy Martin (his Army leave has been extended) second, Gil McDougald third and Hank Bauer right field. Brooklyn Manager Walt Alston, as usual, has been going about his job in strictly a businesslike manner—no fuss, no indecision, no turmoil. Long ago, he had decided on his series lineup and for the next 24 hours he needs only to hope his men stay in top shape. Right fielder Carl Furillo has a cold, but lie reported he expected to be ready for action. Alston met yesterday with his Ford Picks Up $7,000 Chip From Sponsors By DAVE O'HARA NEWTON, Mass. W) — Doug er who passed up a promising baseball career I'or golf, was $7,000 richer today after a hard-earned victory in the 543,000 Sponsors Tournament at the Charles River Country Club. The 33-year-old son of a former golf pro in New Haven, Conn., appeared to welcome the tingling pressure in the 72-hole competition and wound up with a score of 12 under par 276. "I felt great, Ihe course was great and the shots fell right most of the time," Ford said as he pocketed the big check which boosted his earnings for the year to more than $34,000. As a boy, the husky resident of Yonkers, N. Y., looked forward to L major league baseball career. Baseball Scholarship An outstanding player who had many baseball scouts eyeing him, Ford won a scholarship for his diamond ability to Manhattan College. But while still M, his first love switched from baseball to golf when he won the New York State Amateur championship. Ford turned pro in 1949. With Art Wall Jr. and Gary Middlecoff pressing him. Ford fired a three under par 69 over the 6,431- yard course in his final round. Wall carded a fine 68 on the final 18 holes for a 277 and second place money of 53,750. Middlecoff, Who was three off the pace after 54 holes, made a tremendous bid but had to settle for a 68 and a 218 total good for 12,800. Other top finishers were Fred Haas with 280 ($2,100); Leo Biagetti of Willoughby, Ohio, who moved into fifth place with a brilliant 66 in the final round for 283 (Jl,800); Jackie Burke with 284 ($1,600); and Fred Hawkins and Gene Littler deadlocked with 385s ($1,300 each). The 46th edition of t!he National Motor Boat Show will take place in New York next Jan. 13 through TerpsBeatChamps, Take Over Top Spot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you want to be champ, the best thing to do is lick the champ. Maryland followed this reasoning, in effect, to assume today the role of No. 1 college football team in the country. Before they Invaded College Park, Md., last weekend, UCLA's Pacific Coast champions'had won If straight. They had been picked in the preseason Associated Press poll as the best bet for the mythical national championship. And they had led the first weekly ratings. Maryland beat the Uclans 7-0. In a class fight With Michigan, the power of the Big Ten, the Marylarftiers rolled up a total of Sfee/ers Trim Card son Late Pass, 14-7 PITTSBURGH (A — A surprising turnout of 26,359 fans saw quarterback Jimmy Pinks toss two touchdown passes to give the Pittsburgh Steelers Chicago 14-7 victory over the Cardinals in a National Football League opener for both clubs last night. With only 52 seconds of the final quarter remaining Pinks hit halfback Ray Mathews with a 27-yard- er which broke a 7-7 tie. The Steelers took a 7-0 lead in the third quarter when Finks climaxed a 77-yard drive with a short toss to end Jack O'Brien in the end zone. The Cardinals tied the score in the final quarter when Lee Sanford, a 220-pound linebacker, intercepted a Finks' pass on the Cardinal 8- yard line and rumbled 92 yards to pay dirt. Rivers Wins But It Was Rugged NEW YORK UK—It took a total of 20 stitches to repair winner Neal Rivers and loser Bobby Dawson after last night's 10-round bout at- St. Nicholas Arena. Rivers suffered a deep gash over the left eye early in the fight and Dawson was slashed around the right eye in two places in the final round. Last night's unanimous decision gives the 21-year-old Rivers, 155% nine straight victories for a 25-4-1 career record since he left the Golden Gloves in 1952. Dawson weighed 153%. Originally from Blacfcley, Ga., he now fights out of New York. 1,113 points in the poll of sports writers and broadcasters to jump from fifth to first in the standings Michigan, which defeated Missouri 42-7, had 1,032 points. Points are awarded on the basis of 10 for a first-place voie, 9 for second, etc. Completing the first 10 were Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Army, UCLA, Ohio State Southern California and Texas Christian. Notre Dame made an impressive debut against Southern Methodist, winning 17-0. Army smothered little Furman 81-0. Texas Christian ran up a 32-0 score on Texas Tech. These are the three newcomers to the top 10, replacing Pittsburgh, Mississippi and Navy. The leaders with first-plact votes in parentheses: 1. Maryland <45) 1,113 2. Michigan (4S) 1,032 board of strategy to talk over the Yank weakness and reported he was "very pleased" with the conference. I answer to an observation by a reporter that he must have had some trouble keeping his club "up" for almost a month—the Brooks clinched the National League pennant Sept. 8—Alston replied: 'Always Up' for Seriei "No major league ball player has to get 'up 1 for a World Series. They all know this what they've been fighting for all year and they're not going to stop now." Perhaps »he only big question mark on the Dodgers is their pitch- Ing staff. Bl(; Don Newcobe, who goes in the opener, is the only flinger on whom Alston could count on day in and day out through the regular season. The Dodgers' lineup, In addition to Furillo and Newcombe, will have Roy Campanellu behind the plate, Gil Hodges at first, Don Zimmer at second, Pee Wet Reese at shortstop, Jackie Robimon at third base. Junior Gilliam In left field and Duke Snider in center. . Lots, Erskine Follow DOB After New-combe, Alston probably will start Billy Loes in tht second game, and follow with Cmrt Erskine for the third game, Johnny Podres or Karl Spooner for th* fourth and come back wltti Newcombe for the fifth. After Byrne in the second ffwn*. Stengel probably will send Bob Grim against the Broota m th« third game, then Bob Turle-y ta No. 4 and Don Larseo in Ho. I. 3. Georgia Tech (11) 4. Notre Dame (3) 5. Oklahoma (12) .. 6. Army (1) ....... 8. Ohio State (1) .. 9. Southern Cal. (3) 10. TCO (3) The Second 10 : r Rice 12. Pittsburgh (1) ... 13. West. Va. (3) . 14. 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