The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 7, 1954
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER X BLYTMEV1LLB (AKKJ OOTOIEB NEW* PAGE SEV1K Hustling Braves Take Second After Twin Win Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L New York 35 50 Milwaukee 31 54 GB Pet .630 .600 4 .5.91 5 .481 20 .474 21 .456 .420 23 J / 2 .350 38 Brooklyn 81 56 Philadelphia ... 65 70 Cincinnati 65 72 St Louis '62 74 Chicago 58 80 Pittsburgh 48 89 Tuesday's Schedule New York at Philadelphia (N) (Only game scheduled) Monday's Results New York 8-4, Philadelphia 4-5 (2nd game 11 innings) Pittsburgh 9-9, Brooklyn 6-7 (1st game 12 innings) Milwaukee 13-6, Chicago 2-1 St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 1 Lowly Bucs Nip Bums Twice as Giants Split By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer There's a. new team in second place in the National League. The amazing Milwaukee Braves edged ahead of Brooklyn yesterday on the strength of a nine-game winning streak and Brooklyn's first double-header loss to Pittsburgh in 3-1/2 seasons. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB .710 .679 .626 .449 .445 .426 Cleveland 98 40 New York 93 44 Chicago : 87 52 Boston 61 75 Detroit 61 76 Washington ... 58 78 Philadelphia ... 46 91 Baltimore 45 93 Tuesday's Schedule Philadelphia at Washington (N) (Only game scheduled) Monday's Results New York 6-7, Boston 5-8 36 36 V-> 39, .336 5iy 2 .326 53 1-3 Cleveland 6-2, Baltimore (2nd game 10 innings) Detroit 9-3, Chicago 1-2 (2nd game 10 innings) Washington 8-2, Philadelphia 1-3 The New York Giants now lead Milwaukee by only four lengths and Brooklyn by five. Cleveland in the American League now leads the New York Yankees by 4V 2 games. The Indians ran their season's winning total to 98 games. No Cleveland team ever has won more. There's a new leader in the American League batting race. Bobby Avila; Cleveland's hustling second baseman, caught Irv Noren of the Yankees with four hits Sunday and passed him with four more yesterday. He's hitting .337 jto Noren's .333. Beat Cubs Twice In yesterday's games Milwaukee defeated Chicago 13-2 and 6-1. Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn 9-6 in 12 innings and 9-7. The Giants whipped Philadelphia 8-4 but Robin Roberts came back to win his 20th game in the nightcap 5-4 in 11 innings. St. Louis bumped Cincinnati 8-1 in a single game. Bob Lemon of the Indians became the first pitcher in either league to win 21 games, beating Baltimore 6-1 in the first game. Then the Orioles came back to nip the Indians 3-2 in 10.innings. The Yankees came from behind SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 94 60 .610 — New Orleans ... 92 62 .597 2 Birmingham ... 81 70 .536 Iiy 2 Memphis. 80 74 .519 14 Chattanooga ... 75 76 .497 Little Rock .... 64 90 .416 30 NashviJJe 64 90 .416 30 Mobile 63 91 .409 31 Yesterday's Results Mobile 3-11, Atlanta 1-8 New Orleans 7-8, Birmingham 1-6 Chattanooga 4-8, Little Rock 3-2 Memphis 5. Nashville 3 (Completion of unfinished game Sept. 5.) Memphis 7-6, Nashville 8-5 (No games schedultd today, playoffs begin Wednesday.) Red Hot Braves Head Eastward * 12-Game Swing Can Decide Flag Race; Spahn Optimistic By CHRIS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE (B—The hottest Braves, headed East today on a 12-game trip which undoubtedly will decide the National League pennant winner. "All we gotta do is win 10 of 'em," said veteran pitcher Warren Spahn, "and the way We're going we can do it." The way the Braves have been going—they took a nine-game winning streak, second such in a month, with them—there was no dispute to Spahn's clubhouse statement last night. In Second Place A pair of rollicking wins over ^the Chicago Cubs, 13-2 and 6-1, to edge Boston 6-5 in the first j yesterday sent the Braves East in arne, but blew a 7-0 lead and lost second place only four games be- TEXAS HAS THE ROSSES Foot boll Forum- Rice and Baylor Are Ranked With Texas in Southwest Southern Methodist Is Stronger; Texas Christian Has Top Hands Written for VEA Service By EDWIN B. PRICE Head Coach, Texas AUSTIN, Tex. — (NEA) — In the Southwest Conference, where a surprise comes almost as frequently as the expected, close observers seldom go for the unexpected. -• Look lor Southern Methodist to be more potent offensively and virtually as tough defensively despite Too often, they point to Texas. Unfortunately, for the Steers, 1954 is no exception. Last year's record and returning personnel justify ranking Texas equally with Rice and Baylor—but not as a decided favorite. We lost few men but will miss the end play of Carlton M assey and Gilmer Spring, especially on defense. Gone i also are leading ground - g a i ner Dougal C ameron and all - conference guard Phil Branch. Off e n s i v e 1 y, Texas should be more resourceful. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 3-1, Charleston 2-2 (1st game 15 innings) Indianapolis 7-8, Kansas City 61 St. Paul 6-11, Minneapolis 2-6 Louisville 9-5, Toledo 3-1 Texas League Oklahoma City 3-5. Dallas 2-12 Houston 9-10, San Antonio 7-5 Tulsa 5-6, Fort Worth 4-0 Beaumont 2-2, Shreveport 0-1 Western League Pueblo 4-7, Colorado Springs 1-1 Omaha 2, Des Moines 1 Wichita 5, Denver 2 Sioux City 8, Lincoln 7 the nighcap '8-7. Detroit won two from Chicago 9-1 and 3-2, the second game going 10 innings. Washington defeated Philadelphia 8-1 and the Athletics shaded the Senators 3-2 for a split: Eddie Mathews, now fully recovered after being sidelined for almost two weeks by.;injuries, sparkled in the Milwaukee triumphs. He hit his 35th home run, a double and six singles and walked once before finally being retired in his last time at bat. 43,207 See Double Win The onrushing Braves drew the day's largest crowd — 43,207 — and ran their seasons' total attendance to 2.001,091, tops in both leagues. Only the Yankees and Indians ever have drawn more than two million fans in a year. Roberts, the Phillies' strong, armed right-hander, became the first pitcher since Carl Hubbell to reach the 20-game mark in five consecutive seasons. He made it when fleet-footed Richie Ashburn BIG HIT—Viviane Culhane, 6, is known as "Little Miss Archer" around her native Southsea, England. She has been arrow ihooting for two years. (NEA) on an infield single by Granny Hamner. Trailing by five runs early in the game, the Pirates beat the Dodgers in the first contest when Billy Loes walked two men in the 12th with the bases loaded and Curt Roberts laid down a squeeze bunt which scored a third man. Five runs in the first inning against Don Newcombe put the Pirates on the winning trail in the second game and the Dodgers couldn't catch up despite home runs by Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Sandy Amoros. Yankees Win At Baltimore, Lemon's hitting support in the first game- came mainly from" Al Smith, who banged two doubles and two singles. Dick Kryhoski's bases-loaded single in the" 10th inning of the nightcap prevented a Cleveland sweep. Andy Carey's bases-loaded single in the last of the ninth climaxed the Yankees' uphill climb against Boston in the opener at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy Piersall's two-run homer in the eighth gave ;he Red Sox the runs they needed to capture the second game. Ted Williams collected four straight hits in the nightcap and six during the afternoon. Ned Garver held the White Sox to four hits in Detroit's first victory. Harvey Kuenn singled home the winning run in the 10th inning of the second game after Minnie Minoso had tied the score in the ninth with a homer. Harvey Haddix of the Cardinals won his first game since July 30 and his 16th of the season in beating Cincinnati on eight hits. Ted Kluszewski, the majors' leading home run hitter, was sidelined with a swollen ankle. Kickey Vernon drive in five runs with a home run, a triple and & single in Washington's victory. Elmer Valo's eighth-inning triple hind league-leading New York. The pair of triumphs, coupled with Brooklyn's double loss to Pittsburgh and the Giants' split with Philadelphia, turned the trick and shoved the Dodgers into third, a spot the Braves had held since July 21. Manager Charlie Grimm snorted when told his players figured they could catch the Giants. "Felt Same Way" "Sure they figure that way," he said. "A month ago when we were 13 games behind they felt the same way, didn't they? Naturally they haven't changed their minds now." What about the statement by Giants' Manager Leo Durocher a few weeks back that the Braves would find it tough to catch two teams? "Well," said Grimrn, "We've caught one of 'em now. The way I look at it, if you go out and do your' job and don't pop off you come out pretty good." Grimm's players have been doing quite a job during the current drive. A week ago Sunday they took a pair of sound pastings from Brooklyn 12-4 and 11-4, but roared back to take the final two games from the Dodgers. Since then they have beaten Pittsburgh once, swept a four-game set from Cincinnati and trounced the Cubs twice. Starting Quarterbacks Are Problem in SWC DALLAS, Sept. 7 (AP) — Texas and Southern Methodist are pretty well settled on their starting quarterbacks but Baylor, Rice and Texas A & M are still hard at work hunting the man under today in fall training camps of the Southwest Conference. Junior Charley Brewer seemed to have the job of guiding Texas coach' Ed Price's split T through the 1954 schedule. He handled season. throwing, "we'll have better passing that last year." 'Pop' Warner Critically III PALO ALTO, Calif. <VP)—Glenn S Pop Warner, former football coach who was a prime developer of the wingback system, was reported sinking rapidly in Palo Alto Hospital today. The 83-year-old Warner, known as the "Old Fox" for the deceptive style his teams used, underwent surgery in July "for removal of a tumor from his throat. His physician reported last night: "Ordinarily a person in his condition would not live through the night, but he has such amazing vitality I wouldn't make book against him." Warner first gained fame as coach of the late Jim Thorpe, one of the world's greatest athletes, at Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, early in the century. After stints at Cornell, Georgia and Pittsburgh he came West to Stanford and took the Indians to the Rose Bowl three times. The Longhorns spent little time on offense in yesterday's workouts, concentrating in^ead on learning to defend against Louisiana State. Texas meets the Tigers in Austin to open the season next week. Southern Methodist coach Woody Woodard is pleased with the passing of letterman quarterback Duane Nutt in yesterday's first scrimmage of the season. The Methodists worked on run-j ning plays and punting as well as aerial duties, with Don Mcllehenny and Frank Eidom the standouts on the ground. Aggies Scrimmage At Baylor senior Billy Hooper and sophomore Doyle Traylor led the fight for the starting quarter back post. Baylor Coach George Sauer said sophomore Reuben Saage and junior Weldon Holly were giving returning letterman Allen Jones a 'tough time in the contest for starting fullback. Texas A & M coach Paul Bryani held a full-scale scrimmage aimec mainly at storing out a starter from the Aggies' quarterback candidates. Sophomore Charles Scott, junior letterman Elwood Kettler and San Angelo Junior College transfer Gene Henderson are the strongest candidates for the job. Hogs Work on Defense Arkansas concentrated on defense in a pair of drills as coach Bowden Wyatt tried to smooth out what he called "a lot of rough spots." Coach Jess Neely of Rice said his quarterback spot is a tossup between junior Pinky Nisbet and senior Atchley Proctor but admitted that whichever handles the terns were stressed at the Texas Christian drills. Passing by quarterbacks Ronald C 1 i n k s c a 1 e , Charles Curtis, Billy Jack Meredith and Richard Finney highlighted the sessions. TCU lost a player when it -was decided to send junior fullback B. J. Murray to the hospital for an operation. The squadman injured a knee in Saturday's scrimmage. Ed Price with prominent backfield lettermen like .quarterback Charley Brewer, Billy Quinn (shifted to full), Delano Womack. George Robinson, Bill Long and Chester Simcik. Veteran tackles Herb Gray and Buck Lansford, guards Kirby Miller and Jim Bosser, end Menan Schriewer and center Johnny Tatum make for improvement up front. Promising newcomers include guard Ben Woodson, ' ends Mort Moriarty and Mike Trant and fullback Don Maroney. * * V Rice suffered heavily from graduation, especially in the line, but rebuilds with lettermen headed by the great Dickie Moegle, reliable reserves and freshman standouts. Guard Kenny Paul, center Don Wilson, back Morris. Stone and end Marshall Crawford are prized veterans. Baylor faded last season through lack of depth, but the Bears will be as dangerous as ever and perhaps better prepared. First-rate veterans like tackle James Ray Smith, guard Clarence Dierking and halfback L. G. DuPre are still around. Center Bill Glass heads an array of exceptional new talent. NEA's Probable All-Southwest Team End—Doyle Nix, SMU End—Bennie Sinclair, Tex. AM. Tackle—Herb Gray, Texas Tackle—J. R. Smith, Baylor Guard—Bud Brooks, Arkansas Guard—Kenny Paul, Rice Center—Hugh Pitts, TCU QB—Charlie Brewer, Texas HB—Dickie Moegle, Rice HB~L. G. DuPre, Baylor FB—Billy- Quinn, Texas the loss of Tiny Goss, middleman in the league's toughest defense last year. SMU has experience and superlative backfield strength in Frank Eidom, Hal O'Brien and Don Me- lihenny. Abe Martin has been beset by hard luck at Texas Christian, los- in ga topnotch lineman and fullback through ineligibility. He still has top hands .however, in quarterback Ron Clinkscale, tackle Ray Hill, center Hugh Pitts and end Johnny Crouch. • Arkansas looks to new blood,) numbering only five seniors. Crafty Lamar McHan has departed, but there are reports that sophomore George Walker might take up where McHan left off. Texas A. and M. seeks a replacement for quarterback Don Ellis, who sparked the early season success of 1953. Bear Bryant likely will be shorter in numbers than his rivals, but the Aggies have a way of coming up for big games. There are some topnotch footballers still around—men Like Bennie Sinclair, Fred Broussard, Don Katchtik, Sid Theriot and Marv Tate. Before going overboard on Texas, look at the schedule—Louisiana State, which gave* us our soundest Welch, Moody Victorious in Mat Feature Red Roberts and Al Get* played a bit too rough last night and wer» forced to forfeit the decision in th* tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bout« a* Memorial Auditorium. Referee Virgil Hatfieid disquali— j fied Roberts and Get* after sevea minutes of the .third and deciding" fall, awarding the decision to Jb*T Welch and Jack Moody. His action was prompted by G«t« failure to heed his warnings agairufc- rough play and against attacking the ring official. Getz, who had been giving Hatfieid a rough time all night, • knocked him do-wn and kicked him retsatedly HI the third fall. . The bout was & ding dong.-battle. all the way. Roberts and Welch.. started things off with c. lively fistic exchange in rhe opening seconds. Getz and Moody vere quick to tak« up the action and in a few mintitei' the auditorium was in an uproar. Getz and Roberts won the firsfc fall After doubling up on Moody, they then went after Welch. They took turns working big Joe over and then Getz pinned him after IS minutes. Getz and Roberts picked up riglit where they left off "in the second fall.-They started to work, on Moody and then switched to Welch.. But while they were busy with, Welch, Moody grabbed Getz in a bear liug and made him give after 10 minutes. In the preliminary bouts Roberta won over Moody and Welch took the measure of Getz. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Teddy (Red Top) Davis, 133*4, Hartford, Conn., out- pointed Armand Savoie^ 136, Montreal, 10. Brooklyn—Ted Olla, 163%, Mil- licking last year. Notre Dame and waukee, an d Jesse Turner, 159, Oklahoma in three of the first four i st - Louis, fought ID-round draw. Los Angeles—Dickie Wong, 141; Honolulul outpointed Frankie Cock- games. . And then there's merely the conference siate. rell, 146, Los Angeles, 10. scored Bill Wilson with the run that gave the Athletics a split. Adios Boy Tops YONKERS. N. YY. tfl — When Adios Boy set a mile mark of 2:03 as s juvenile, the bay colt was marked as a pacer to watch as an eager prospective breaker of raceway titles. Then Adios Boy set a world record of 1:36 for e 1 /? furlongs on Aug. 6. More recently, on Aug. 16, Adios Boy added further laurels as the tops of three-year-old pacers. In the S23.400 Yonkers Derby this son of Adios won in the fast time of 2:01 2/5. The Yonkers victory gave Adios Boy earnings of 530,570 to match his record of. four victories and two second places in eight starts as a three-year-old. 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