The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1955
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 19&6 BLTTHEVtLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN BETWEEN WUNME by Behind the ertiy, mixed-up baseball iltuatlon In Detroit Is the keen peraonal dislike for Spike Brlgfs by his sisters and their husbands . . . which Is why they wouldn't sell out to him . . . Xh* dlailpatlona ef a veteran »r* football alar don't faie his c«ach. who.philosophise*: "This kid started driaktac hl(h balls at 14. It's no time to quit now." • * • Here't how the popularity barometer runs in Michigan . . . After the Wolverine grid opener at' Ann Arbor, All-America cinch Bjpn Kramer and Oov. Soapy Williams emerged from the dressing room together . . . Eighty per cent of the kids flocked to Kramer for his autograph and the ones who couldn't squeeze close enough settled for Soapy .'. . Half a. dozen years ago Kramer was "too clumsy" for sandlot football ... t The reason Clown Prince of Kaieball, Al Schacht, dorm'l work the World Seriei any more — he hasn't been asked (even for fratis) . . . and they used to Insist he work In the morning for bleacherltes only . . . Private report by an outstanding American League pitcher on the Yanks: pitch Berra • outside so he'll fly to center , . . Skowron muscle-bound across chest . . . keep it high on Martin . . . make Hlzzuto pull inside pitches . . . never give McDougald a fast ball . . . keep It up and inside for Bauer . . . slop for Mantle . . . Howard hits away pitches . . . nothing low for Noren , . . In two seasons Leo Durocher nerer once had a private confab with one of his hirh-prlced bonus kids . . . Mickey Mantle uses two bats, one t« bat riffht, another to bat left ... Dr. Joseph Kaplan, a prominent nuclear physicist at TJCLA, reports that after the Bruins' unbeaten ISM season, he received a call from the president of Carleton College (Minn.) deploring the over-emphasis of football at the coast school . . . Quoth the Dclan scientist: "By the way, have you looked at the scores lately?" . . . Carleton also went undefeated . . . "The only overemphasis we have on the coast," says Dr. Kaplan, "is nuclear physics." Halfback Skippr Dyer of Hawaii aalouaded Nebraska ... but h* w»att't unknown at UCLA, whfea once had him farmed oat to a Jttnlor college In southern California . . . where for three years his trades fat prormslTe- Ij worse . . . 9 ••• Wouldn't want you to mlu this little repartee afttr Marciano chopped down Moore , . . Archie stepped down from the table where he held court for reporters, thanked them for their kindness and added, "You fellows are welcome to visit me at my home anytime." . . . "Where's your home, Archie?" . . . Archie stuttered i second,- then chuckled, Ron Kramer "Oh, the USA." . . . Red Sanders says fabled soph Ken Hall of Teias A. and M. U ihe perfect example of "an $8,000 football player on the sacrificial table of the no platoon rule" . . . All offense, DO defense . . . At Munhall, Pa., Joe Walker always wanted his boy Bill to be a baseball player . . . just like he'd been, even if only for two games at first base for the Cardinals in 1923 . . . still, when Bill grew into a first rate football player with a scholarship to Maryland, Joe didn't object — although he knew how the grid tightens up a bat ter's chest muscles . . . after five days at Maryland, Bill skipped the campus and went home, lonesome for ils gal ... It was Joe's chance to preserve Bill for baseball, but instead his dad shipped him back to College Park with the admonition, "Never stop what you start." . . . The young Walker is now an All-America end candidate and one of college football's great punters . . . Between you'n'me, you can trace the Washington RedlUnt 1 comeback to a revolutionary blocking system d*vlse4 by ex- coach Larry Slemerin|- and pol- Uhed by Joe Kuharicb . . . has the balfbacka bloekinr tacktei, yet ... Trio of Texas Backs In Spotlight This Week Bf HUGH FDLLERTON JR. The Associated Press Texas, home of fabulous football backs,, sends three upper-bracket performers into major games this weekend, and if they're as good as their billings say, they're' likely to create quite a disturbance in the college rankings. Tonight Joe Clements, the tall University of Texas sophomore, matches his passes against the running of Southern California's Jon Arnett. Tomorrow its Baylor and Bobby Jones against top- ranked Maryland In the big one, and Texas Christian's Jim Swink against defending champion Arkansas in a highly Important Southwest Conference tussle. These aren't necessarily the biggest games—even involving Texas teams—on an unusually hefty early season slate. For instance. Southern Methodist, still well regarded despite a loss to Notre Dame, bumps Into second-ranked Georgia Tech and Rice takes on Louisiana State in Intersectlonal games. Michigan, rated second in the AP poll after an impressive opening victory over Missouri, faces sophomore-loaded Michigan State. Notre Dame (No. 4) encounters Indiana. Oklahoma and Army, fifth and sixth in the poll rankings, take on a pair o( the East's toughest teams, Pittsburgh and Perm State. Seventh-rated UCLA (first a week ago) meets Washington State. The television game of the week pits Ohio State and Howard Cassady against Stanford and its passing combination of Jerry Qus- tafson and John Stewart. Crafty Casey LeadsMighty Yanks to Flatbush for Kill By JOE REICHLKR NEW YORK (AP) — Crafty old Casey Stengel led his high and mighty but crippled New York Yankees into Ebbets Field today poised and prepared to polish off the, frus trated Brooklyn Dodgers in quick order. Dssplte the disability of Mickej Mantle and Hank Bauer, two of his leading guns, the grizzled manager was confident his American League champions would sweep the World Series in four straight or, at worst, in five games. The odds-makers apparently agree. They made the Yankees a prohibitive 5-2 favorite to win theii 17th series and sixth straighl against the Dodgers. Not since 1921 has a team, after losing the first two games, gone on to win the title. That year the New York Giants did it agains the Yankees. But that was In bes five-of-nine games series. Never has it been achieved since the present four-of-seven system was restored the following year. "I know those fellows have a good club," Stengel said last night several hours after the Yankees had whipped the Dodgers 4-2. "But we got a better one. I also know that two of my power guys will be missing—maybe for the rest of the series—but I've got some prettj good fellows on the bench too. "Playing in their park don't scare me none either. It makes no difference to my guys. They won a couple of pennants for me on the road and if I remember right, they did all right in Brook lyn in other years." Having turned back the winless Brooks with two left-handers in the Stadium. Stengel gave the third game assignment to Bullet Bob Tu.rley, the right-handed ace who never before has appeared in a series game. Walter Alston, who saw his two top right-handers blasted off the hill on successive days, switchec to a left-hander, Johnny Podres who has made one World Series appearance. In 1953, Largely because they ari the home team, the Dodgers have been made a slight 11-10 favorite to win their first game. Occasional showers were fore cast in the morning with clearinj during the early afternoon. A sellout crowd of some S4,000 was expected. The Injury to Bauer forced Sten gel to make a change in his lineup today.. Bob Cerv, who replaces Bauer yesterday, was the new startmg center fielder with Elston Howard In Bauer's place in rlgh and Irv Noren In left. Against left-hander, Bill Skowron replaced Joe Collins at first. Alston also made a change, starting Sand> Amoros in left and shifting Junior .Qtlliftm to second base supplant Ing Don Zimmer because the Yanks started a right-hander. Bauer's injury came during a double play In the first inning. Boy Campanella tossed him out at second as Gil McDougald fanned. Bauer, trying to evade the tag pulled a muscle in his right thigh which forced his exit two innings later. Mantle, still plagued by the torn muscle in his right thigh, is not hopeful of seeing action in the series, except perhaps as a pinch hitter. In contrast to Wednesday's defeat at the hands of Whitey Ford, yesterday's loss to Tommy Byrne left the Dodgers stunned. Kentucky bourbon is enjoyed the call is yor... 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Byrne, a 35-year-old Baltimore native who now makes his home in Wake Forest, N.C., fanned six, including the dangerous Duke Snider with a man on base in the eighth and Oil Hodges for the last out in the ninth. , The Bronx Bombers collected only eight hits off four pitchers, but they put together four singles after two were out in the big fourth to score all their runs. Billy Loes was shelled from the mound in this big inning, going the way of" Don Newcombe the day before. And as in the first game, the bullpen came through in fine style, not permitting a run after that. Don Bessent, Karl Spooner and Clem Labine allowed only one hit through the last 4 1-3 innings. The Dodgers had gained a 1-0 advantage when Pee Wee Reese doubled and scored on a single by Duke Snider. The Dodgers' chance for a big inning fizzled when Elston Howard threw out Snider trying to stretch the hit into a double . Two-Out Rally Loes, who had pitched a strong three innings with the help of two double plays, appeared out o( the woods in the fourth when .the Dodgers pulled off another twin killing following a single by Gil McDougald. But Yogi Berra singled to left and Joe Collins walked. Howard drove in the tying run with a single and Billy Martin put the Yankees ahead 2-1 with another one-bagger. The bases were filled when Eddie Robinson, batting for Phil Rizzuto, was hit with a pitched ball. Byrne, a good hitting pitcher, then drove in the winning runs with a two-run single to center. At this point Manager Alston replaced Loes, a move many second guessers among the crowd of 64,707 thought should have been made earlier in the inning. BALL BALLET—Ballerina AsU Nelson teaches dance techniques to Ripon, Wis., College halfbacks Johnny McMahon. left, and Pete Barkley. The rhythm is the same. Hurler Byrne Is Frustrated Outfielder By WILL GRLMSLEY BROOKLYN (AP) — Tommy Bryne is » frustrated pitcher who wishes he'd been smart like Babe Buth and changed to an outfielder. "I've • always had ambition* to be a hitter," the wiry North Carolinian said today after pitching and batting the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the second game of the World Series. "If I had it all to do over again — but it's too late now — I'd have been an outfielder." Byrne, uncorking a strikeout sure slider in the clutch, yesterday became the first left-hander both to go the full distance and beat the right-hand-power Dodgers during the entire year. Provided Run* Also it was his slashing single over short which scored Elston Howard and Billy Martin with the runs which proved the final margin of victory. Byrne is a lean, 35-year-old hollow-cheeked college graduate with a gift of gab—on and oft the diamond—and a unique approach tc his profession. Shunted down to, Charleston, W.Va., in 1953 after being discarded by four American League clubs, he thought his baseball days were ended. "It was then I took stock 01' myself," Byrne recalls. "I told myself I was a man who could solve intricate problems in calculus but who hadn't mastered the simple dimensions of home plate. Changed Technique "I was terribly wild. I was trying to blow the batters down with sheer power. So I got smart. I changed my pitching technique, mixed in sliders, curves and change-up stuff. And I learned I could help myself . by using psychology in needling the batters." The result was Byrne was a winter sensation in the South American winter league in late 1953, winning 13, and a 20-game winner in 1954 with Seattle of the Pacific Coast League. That's when the Yankees brought him back to the big time—an act for which Manager Casey Stengel will be eternally grateful. Byrne helped propel the Yankee! into tha World Series with a 18-5 record. Patterson Wins Easily with TKO SAN FRANCISCO Ml — noyd Patterson, 175&, Brooklyn, felled Dave Whitlock, 181, San Francisco, midway in the third round of a scheduled 10 last night. Patterson, making his first appearance here, began battering Whitlock early but was cautious in the first round. In the second he decked the local boy twice, for 8 and 9 counts. When Whitlock dropped in tha third round — apparently more from accumulated hurts than a direct blow — Referee Jack Silver stopped the slaughter without a count. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Francisco — Floyd Patterson, 175Vi, Brooklyn, stopped Dave Whitlock, 181, San Francisco, J. Los Angeles — Julian Velasquez, 132>A, La Habra, Calif, out- pointed Fabela Chavez, 131, Los Angeles, 10. Philadelphia —Jimmy Soo, 13S ! A, Philadelphia, outpointed Charley Slaughter, 133, Westfield, N. J. J. Bucky Harris managed the Washington Senators in three different periods—1824-UM, 1935-1943 and 1950-1054. 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