The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 9, 1954
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1954 BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COtTRIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Indians Protect Lead As Wynn Gets No. 20 Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York ..... 86 50 .632 Milwaukee ..... 82 54 .603 4 Brooklyn ....... 81 57 .587 6 Cincinnati ..... 66 72 .473 21 Philadelphia ... 65 72 .474 21 y 2 St. Louis ....... 63 74 .460 23 & Chicago ....... 58 80 .420 29 " Pittsburgh ..... 43 90 .348 39 Thursday's Schedule St. Louis at Brooklyn Chicago at New York (2) (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Results Chicago at New York, postponed rain St. Louis 5, Brooklyn 5 Milwaukee 5. Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 9, Philadelphia 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet, Cleveland ..... 99 40 .712 New York ..... 94 44 .681 Chicago ........ 83 Boston ........ 62 Detroit ........ 6F Washington ... 59 Philadelphia ... 46 Baltimore ..... 45 Thursday's Schedule Philadelphia at Cleveland New York- at Baltimore Boston at Detroit Washington at Chicago. Wednesday : s Results Cleveland 5. Philadelphia 2 New York 8, Baltimore 2 Boston 5, Detroit 2 Chicago 2, Washington 1 52 75 77 79 93 94 .629 .453 .442 .428 .331 .324 GB 4|A 11 Vz 36 37 J /> 39 Vi 53 54 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Minneapolis 6, St. Paul 2 , Kansas City 3, Indianapolis 2 Charleston 4, Columbus 2 Louisville 5, Toledo 3 Western League Denver 10, Colorado Springs 9 Pueblo 4, Wichita 3 Des Moines 7 r Lincoln 2 Omaha at Sioux City, postponed Texas League semi-final playoffs (best-of-7) Oklahoma City.9, Houston 8 (Oklahoma City leads 1-0) Fort Worth 3, Shreveport 2 (12 innings i, i Fort'Worth leads 1-0) Southern Association semi-final playoffs (best-of-7) Memphis 10. Atlanta 5 (Mem- pi-is ieads 1-0) New Orleans 7. Birmingham 5 (New Orleans leads 1-0) Braves Gain Ground On Rain-Idled Giants By BEN PHLEGAE AP Sports Writer The 20-Game Club, that exclusive circle of pitchers, probably will wind up with six members this season. Four have made the grade so far, with Early Wynn of the fast-moving Cleveland Indians the newest recruit. Wynn passed his entrance exams * with flying colors last night, .throwing an eight-hit 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. And a long-time associate of the elite, Warren Spahn of Milwaukee, moved next in line by winning No. 19 for the rip-roaring Braves, 5-2 over Pittsburgh... On hand to greet Wynn, who has won 20 or more twice before, were teammate Bob Lemon, a six-time member: Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia- Phillies, who -has been in good standing for five consecutive seasons; and newcomer Johnny Antonelii of the New York Giants. With Spahn, a member five times previously, almost certain to join soon, the only other live prospects appear to be Virgil Trucks (18-8) of the Chicago White Sox, who won 20 last season, and. rookie Bob Grim (17-6) of the.New York Yankees. Yankees Beat Orioles Wynn r s victory last night kept,. Cleveland 4V> games ahead of the Yankees, who beat Baltimore 8-2 in Tommy Byrne's return to the majors. Milwaukee moved within four games of the rain-idled Giants while Brooklyn slipped six games back by losing to St. Louis 6-5. In other action. Cincinnati defeated Philadelphia 9-3 and took over fourth place from the Phils; the Chicago White Sox shaded Washington 2-1; and the Red Sox beat Detroit 5-2. Rain washed out Lions Defeat Shriners 2-0 Billy Nelson Hurls Four-Hit Shutout in Little League Play Little Billy Nelson fanned 10 batters yesterday afternoon as he pitched his Lions Club team to a 2-0 Little League victory over the Shrine Club at Compress Park. Nelson got some timely help from his teammates in the late innings to notch the victory. Bobby Jacques slammed a home run in the fourth inning for the Lions Club's first run which broke up a tight pitching duel between • Nelson and Bob Lovelace of the Shriners. The other run came in the fifth on a walk to Alford. an infield out and a single by Hill. This was the first start for Lovelace who generally plays shortstop for the Shriners and he did himself proud, holding the Lions scoreless for three innings and giving up only five hits. More Players Quit in SWC Bryant 'Recruits' Manager NOT READY YET—Danny Davis, 3, is a touch too small for Joe Stvdahar's Chicago Cardinals, but the youngster is willing to learn, He soaks up grid advice the coach gives him at the Lake Forest,. HI., training base. (NEA) ilONS AB Hill cf 3 Jacques 3b 3 the Giants' scheduled home game j Killett ss 2 Braves Keep Eye on Giants PITTSBURGH (£)' — Jolly Cholly Grimm's Milwaukee Braves—winners of 10 and only four behind the league-leading New York Giants — open a two- game series with Brooklyn tomorrow and by the time it's over not a tree may be standing in Flatbush. "We're hot," chortled Grimm after the Braves' .5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. "Very hot. If we can get by the Dodgers — and we're playing them one by one — maybe we can squeeze by the New York Giants. But it's a big order. "Everything depends on the Giants. If they fild and we win — well, it will be a big story. But let me remind you — we're playing them one by one. Yes, I mean one by one." with Chicago. Spahn won his llth game in a row by blanking the Pirates on three hits after giving up two runs in the first inning. Eddie Mathews his his 36th home run with Joe Adcock on base in the third. Carl Erskine of the Dodgers, who has won 16, lost his chance to stay in the running for the 20- Game Club by failing to hold a two-run lead in the ninth inning against the Cardinals. He escaped the loss since he left with the tieing runs on base. Joe Cunningham cashed them in against relief pitcher Jim Hughes, then scored the winning run on Rip Repulski's single. Haddix pitched the ninth inning for the Cardinals, saving the victory for rookie Gordon Jones. Big- KIu Starts Thing's Big Ted Kluszewski of the Red- legs drove in three runs and started a four-run Cincinnati rally in the sixth with his 45th home run, six more than anybody else in either league. Byrne, waived out of the majors lats season because of wildness, walked only four and struck out four in beating Baltimore. But the Yankee left-hander stood out even more as a hitter. He scored the first run after tripling in the third and he banged a bases-loaded double to put the Yanks ahead to stay in the fourth. Morrie Martin, making his second start for the White Sox, allowed only two singles until he gave way to Don Johnson with one out in the ninth against Washington. Johnson gave up one more in finishing. The Sox raked Porterfield for 13 hits but left 11 men stranded. Ted Williams went hitless in three times at bat in Boston's victory over Detroit. The Red Sox broke open the close game with consecutive home runs by Sam Mele and Sam White in the eighth. Morris If ....2 Raspberry Ib 2 Gestring 2b 2 Alford rf 1 Mathis c 2 Nelson p 2 Totals 19 SHRINE AB Whittle- as 3 McDermott c 2 Lovelace p 2 Pugh 3b '3 Odle If 3 Taylor 2b 3 Garner cf 3 Stiles rf 2 Dallas Ib 1 Totals .22 H 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 H 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 Cards Edge Bums 6-5 Behind Jones, Haddix BROOKLYN (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals moved into Brooklyn with two goals, a drive for first division for themselves and an attempt to pull the Dodgers from pennant contention. Billy Joe Patton, a top star of USGA amateur golf tournaments, is a Morganton, N. C., lumberman. With some smart relief work by Harvey Haddix they climbed the first step last night with a 6-5 victory over the Dodgers—the Redbirds' third in two years at Ebbetts Field. The victory went to rookie Gordon Jones since he still held the mound duty when St. Louis used a three-run ninth to go in front for the third time during.the game. The Dodgers got two men on in their part of the ninth, with none out, but Haddix took a bunt, forcing one man at third, then took a following grounder to start a dou- bleplay. Snider Homers Twice Duke Snider touched Jones for two hpme runs and Roy Campanella hit one. The Cardinals scored first on a single by. Wally Moon, double by Stan Musial and grounder by Ray Jablonski in the third. Sniders first homer came in the fourth behind a single by Peewee Reese to make it 2-1 for the home club. St. Louis again took the lead in the fifth in singles by Solly Hemus, Joe Cunningham and Rip Re- pulski and a two-bagger by Del Rice, but Campanella tied the score in the seventh 'with his four-bag- ger. Sniders 36th homer of the year. , followed by a walk to Sandy Amoros and double by Jackie Robinson sent Broiklyn ahead in the eighth. Jim Hughes replaced starter Carl Erskine in the ninth after Hemus had walked and Jablonski doubled. But a double by Cunningham off Hughes scored both runners and a single by Repulski brought Cunningham across the plate with the winning tally. Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Players they didn't have I were causing Southwest Con*! ference football coaches the! most grief Thursday, as Texas A&M and Texas Christian University mentors look at stead-1 ily dwindling rosters in fall training camps. Texas A&M Coach Paul iBear) Bryant issued his 155-pound student manager a uniform Wednesday after the Aggies lost their third center since the start of fall drills a week ago. In all, six have quit the squad. Latest to leave the team was Fred Boussard, first string center, who walked off the field with the comment, "I'm going to quit. I'm not doing anything right." Broussard was a second-team all-conference player as a sophomore last year. Return Refused Bryant said Broussard later asked to be reinstated on the team, but said he turned dow.i the request, "For the good of the team," TCU lost its second end in two days when sophomore Tommy McDonald checked in his uniform and said he planned to attend the University of Texas. Bill Curtis, sophomore speedster from Waurika. Okia.. had left the Frog squad Tuesday. Horned Frog Coach Abe Martin sent the remaining players through scrimmage work on a rain-soaked field, stressing scoring plays from inside the 20-yard line. Backoff receiving was added to the agenda of the University of Texas training, and the Lorighorns went through workouts in what Coach Ed Price said was better condition and better spirits than at4 this ime a year ago. t Two Return ! Two players. Tackles Charles! Baker and Frank Finchum — re-) joined the team from the ranks j of the injured, and Price made! one player change, sending Pat I Tolar to quarterback from full-j back. i Baylor was to turn the field over i to the photographers and reporters! Thursday after a Wednesday drill'; Tsiiich emphasized blocking. End j David McNair joined the team late after a session at Marine ROTC camp. Coach Jess Neely worked on offense as Rice's defending co-champions completed their first week of training. Passing drills in an after-] noon scrimmage saw Atchley j Proctor and Pinky Nisbet continue j their neck-and-neck race for ihej starting quarterback's job. First tea m "Whites" at SMU smashed the "Golds" 54-0 in a j scrimmage at Dallas. Mustang; Coach Chalnier (Woody) Woodardj tested all varieties of his offense; as Cie lettermen-heavy linesup j went through its paces, j First stringers got a rest at} Fayetteville, as Arkansas Coach j Bowden Wyatt turned the direction of the team over to reserve tail-1 backs Tommy Lockhart and Don | Christian. The drills emphasized j defense against the T formation.' j Gulfstream Park, Fla., racing officials are rushing 10 the west coast to attract top three-year- olds for the $100,000 Florida Derby on March 26. EIDER DOWNS—Nunm, pen- cilled Indian Runner, displays an amazing lack of interest getting last minute instructions from trainer Barbara Perkins. The feathered sprinter will fun in the Duck Derby at the Los Angeles Countv Fair, Pomona, Sept. 17-Oct. 3. (NEA) Twice this season the New York Giants have hit six home rims in one game, once against" Brooklyn- and once against Pittsburgh. Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State. Indiana and Northwestern contributed 9 college football stars to the Detroit Lions' 1954 squad. Apprentice jockeys need more than $700 worth of saddles, boot* and other riding equipment to start their careers. ' . Tuna Match HALIFAX. Nova Scotia (R — A veteran angler will return to seek further laurels when he captains the British Commonwealth squad in the International . Tuna Cup Match at Wedgeport. Nova Scotia the second week of September. Louis S. Mow r bray of Bermuda will be skipper of the squad which flies the Union Jack in the contest An outstanding fisherman and ichthyologist, he led the British group to victory in the first Inter national Tuna match in 1937. Mowbray also is curator of the Bermuda Government Aquarium and Museum. The New York Yankees all-time record for hitting safely in consecutive games was set by Freddy Lindstrom with 24 in 1930. STILL SMILING — Yankee Gene Woodling still manages a smile as he looks at cast-encased right hand which will keep him on the shelf for the rest of the season. Woodling fractured his right thumb in series at Boston. (NEA) MESSAGE TO ALL MY FRIENDS: My Sincere thanks to all of you for your friendship and patronage through the years I have served you in Biythevi i le. I am now associated with Martin's Men's Store, where I will continue to offer you the same friendly service and high quality merchandise as in the past ! cordially invite each of you to visit with me at Martin's. Win (Mac) Mckenzie For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. CALL EUGENE CARNELL Caruthersville 473 FROM THE* The BIGGEST selling job in town . f . Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the market foi what you have to offer. They read your message because they want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after vour paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. AH classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVLLLE COURIER NEWS BURNETTS ROYAL TIRE SERVICE South Highway 61 Phone 3-8662 formerly McCaul't Tirt Stor« ROW UUIJ

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