The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 1954 · Page 7
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Indians All but Sew-Up Flag with 'Gift' Victory Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 100 40 .714 New York 94 45 .676 5% Chicago 88 53 .624 Boston 63 75 .457 36 Detroit 61 78 .439 Washington ... 60 79 .432 Philadelphia ... 46 94 .329 Baltimore 46 94 .329 Friday's Schedule New York at Chicago (N) Philadelphia at Detroit Boston at Cleveland (N) Washington at Baltimore (N) Thursday's Results Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 4 (11 innings) Baltimore 1, New York 0 Washington 2, Chicago 0 Boston 8, Detroit 0 39 J / 2 54 54 Orioles Nip Yanks; Giants and Cubs Split By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sporis Writer The time has come to start measuring the flag pole in the Cleveland Municipal Stadium for the 1954 American League pennant. It may be a few days too soon to enlarge the press box for the world series, or begin printing programs. But with a 5 1/2 game lead and only 14 games left the Indians certainly are justified in showing some signs of optimism. bad bounce single by Enos Slaugh- NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 87 51 .630 Milwaukee .... 82 54 .603 4 Brooklyn 82 57 .59C 5£ Cincinnati 66 72 .478 21 Philadelphia ... 65 72 .474 21& St. Louis ...... 63 75 .457 24 Chicago 59 81 .421 29 Pittsburgh .... 48 90 .348 39 Friday's Schedule Milwaukee at Brooklyn (N) Cincinnati at New York Chicago at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (N) Thursday's Results New York 7-0, Chicago 6-3 Brooklyn 10, St. Louis 1 (Only games scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Toledo 5, Charleston 4 Minneapolis 5, St. Paul 2 Only games scheduled Western League Denver 5-9, Colorado Springs 0-7 Des Moines 8, Lincoln 2 Omaha 7, Sioux City 3 . Wichita 11, Pueblo 0 Texas League Semifinal Playoffs Shreveport 7, Fort Worth 1 (best- of-7 tied 1-1) Houston 5, Oklahoma (best-of-7 tied 1-1) City 4 Junior Pirates Lose Opener Osciola Juniors Whip Burdette 25-6 BURDETTE Osceola's Junior Seminoles, one of the better junior teams in District 3, rolled to their first win of the season here last night as they downed Burdette's Junior Pirates 25-6. The Seminoles scored first in the opening quarter on a 25 yard sustained drive. Then after a see saw battle the Seminoles got another touchdown on a gift from the Pirates. Safety man Jack Petty, playing his first football game, lost an Osceola punt in the lights, the ball hit him. on top of the head and rolled to the goal line where Osceola recovered. On the next play the Seminoles scored to make the score 13-0. at half time. The Seminoles scored twice more in the third period before the Pirates broke into ,the scoring column. Bobby Franks produced Burdette's lone tally in the final quarter when he returned an Osceola punt 25 yards for a touchdown. St. Louis Wonts Grid Cardinals ST. LOUIS (ft — Walter Wolfner, Chicago Cardinals managing director, says he has been approached about a possible transfer 10 St. Louis but any shift of the professional football team would have to be "because of a more profitable market." Wolfner, questioned at a news conference today, said he was contacted by Howard Baer, chairman of the board of directors of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. "I believe St. Louis would support big league football, too, but there would have to be tangible evidence of a guaranteed interest before I'd even consider moving," Wolfson, a former St. Louisian, said. The Indians saw the folding green stuff come closer yesterday with a 5-4 "Gift" victory over Philadelphia with the second-place New York Yankees bowing 1-0 to Baltimore on Joe Coleman's brilliant one-hitter. The magic number for the Indians now is 10. Any combination of 10 Cleveland victories and Yankee defeats will clinch the pennant. The earliest possible date is Tuesday. While the Indians were tidying up their affairs in the American League the New York Giants wasted a chance to gain a more comfortable lead in the National. Giants Break Even The Giants broke even in a doubleheader with the seventh- place Chicago Cubs and were lucky to get the split. It took two late rallies climaxed by a squeeze bunt with two out and the bases loaded in the ninth by Hank Thompson to pull out the first game 7-6. They never had a chance in the second game, getting only five hits while losing 3-0. Clyde McCullough drove in two of the runs, one with & homer. The runner-up Milwaukee Braves weren't scheduled. They trail New York by four games and have 18 left. The Giants have 16 to play and Brooklyn, 5% behind, has 15. It will take a combination of 14 New York victories and Milwaukee defeats for the Giants to clinch the flag. Brooklyn came out of a prolonged slump with a 10-1 victory over St. Louis yesterday in the only other National League action. Washington beat Chicago 2-0 and Boston defeated Detroit 8-0 in the American. Base* Loaded Walk The winning Cleveland run scored in the llth inning against the Athletics when Ed Burtschy walked Hal Naragon with the bases loaded. Cleveland had come from behind with two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to send the game into extra innings. The victory was No. 100 for Cleveland, the most won by any American League team, since the 1946 Red Sox. Coleman's bid tor a no-hitter over the Yankees was ruined by a ter in the eighth inning. -The ball was hit to second baseman Bobby Young but it bounced high over his head just when he went to field it. Nobody else came close to getting a hit off the 32-year-old right- hander. Wyatt Happy Over Razorbacks Condition After Week of Drills FAYETTEVILLE — One full week into their 1954 pre-season practice sessions, the Arkansas Razorbacks are shaping up as a well-conditioned unit with an enthusiasm for hard work. Coach Bowden Wyatt has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the team and has especially been happy over the physical condition of his men throughout 100-103 degree weather. After 14 practices — or roughly one-third — of the pre-Tulsa game drills, not a single injury of consequence has been reported. And, except for three or four linemen, five pounds has been the most weight taken off in the process by any one player. Amazingly enough, the 51-man squad currently working on varsity drills has lost a total of only 84 pounds — or around one and a half pounds per man on the average, scrimmage - toughened Wyatt's sessions the man. Problems Acute The farther the Porkers get into their fall practices, however, the more acute, appear their problems at lettermen-less positions. While depth is a strong factor at sev- Wyatt takes little solace in the fact that all of his ends and centers (as well as his equally inexperienced tailbacks) will return in 1955. "It's nice to be able to look ahead — but we've got to play the game from year to year," says Wyatt. "The men certainly have shown me a desire to do the best they can. We've had nothing but the finest of team effort since starting our practices September l." Though there hasnt' been any outward attempt to prune the 51- man squad down to "playing size" yet, performances to date have no doubt indicated to Wyatt and his staff which men are the most capable of playing in 1954. Unlike last year, Wyatt may have strength — though experience will be lacking — three teams deep. No matter where he looked in 1953, there were never more than 22 or 23 men he could count upon to play Southwest Conference football. Thomason at Winyback There's little doubt but that all 12 lettermen will see a great deal of action in the 1954 season. At the seven positions they are represented it is likely one of their Canadian Loss Swims Ontario TORONTO Gf) — Sixteen-year-old Marilyn Bell captured the hearts of Canadians yesterday by swimming 32 miles across icy Lake On- taria — the first time anyone accomplished it. The freckle-faced blonde spent 20 hours and 56 minutes in the water. She came ashore here at 8:18 p.m. (EDT) said she felt "terrific" and went to bed, tucking under the pillow a white bathing cap with its four-leaf clover inside. About 250,000 persons screamed their delight at a local girl's victory over the cold and two noted English Channel conquerors, Florence Chadwick and Winnie Roach Leuszler. Prizes showered on her. In real money, they amounted to more than $10,000; in prospects, they promised $50,000. Carufhersville Opens Tonight Tigers Play Host To Portageville in Season's Opener By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville High School Tigers will play host to the Portageville High School Bulldogs here tonight, beginning at 7:30. The Bulldogs will be seeking their 24th straight victory. They've won their past 23 consecutive games. The Tigers, which appear to be a good team this year, will be out to snap that string. It'll be the first game of the season for both teams with Caruthersville's "T" formation versus Portageville's Single Wing formation. The Portagevill* team is coached by Vic Reaves and Bill Arment, while John McGuire and Harry Darr are the Caruthersville coaches. In last year's contest between the two teams, the Bulldogs won 34-0. Here are the probable starting lineups: Pregame festivities held last night included burning of a Portageville Bulldog and a parade which made its way over a 16- block route. On tap for this afternoon was a pep assembly at the high school and possibly short speeches by Caruthersville coaches. Portageville Caruthersville Goodman .... LE . McClanahan Recker LT Willis Henson LG Pounds Downing ..... C Richards or Davis Redman RG Taylor Howard RT Grigory Moore RE Lay Toombs QB . Bartholomew Ellington LH Hughes Sutherland ... RH Leslie or Cook Hamra FB McGill eral faackfield spots and at guard number will be in the starting and tackle; the ends and centers I lineup on September 25. Five let- apparently will be critically thin, termen are on hand at the two tackle posts — Eddie Bradford, Earl Warren (a guard last spring) and Bob Duncan on the weakside; and Jim Roth and Bill Fuller on the strongside. Three lettermen are-included among the guards — Wayland Roberts on the weakside! and Bud Brooks and Bobby Gilliam on the strongside. In the backfield, Joe Thomason returns at wingback, Henry Moore at fullback and Preston Carpenter and Bobby Proctor at blocking back. As indicated earlier, the weights will not change appreciably from 1953 when the Porkers were the league's lightest eleven. Eight ends will average 184 pounds per man; nine tackles hit a 204-pound average; 10 guards weigh in at 195-pounds each; the centers will average 185 and the backfield positions will average from 169- pounds for the tailbacks to 178 for! the fullbacks. If the current favorites (and only Wyatt knows who i they are) go into the first ball' game, Arkansas' line may average j around 190-pounds per man to a 177-pound average in the backfield. Defending Champ Set Golf Pace SHAWNEE - ON - DELAWARE, Pa. 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