The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1950 · Page 9
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WBDUMDAY, JULY 19, 1»90 (ARIL) COURIER NEWS , , w _. .., „„ nminavu^B ^KH) UJUKIEB NEW» PArS WTK» National Race In Three-Way Tie-Rain Again Halts Play In Manila Tourney Rravoc farrlc t ^~ * • Braves, Cards, Phils Share Spot I^Spahn Hurlt Boston Over Bucs; Red Birds Finally Stop Dodgers By JACK HAND (AitucUted Press Sports Writer) Credit Billy Southworlh with the comeback of 1950 whether his Boston Braves win, lose or tie in the National League race . A year ago Billy was on the verge of a breakdown, in mid-August poor health forced him to leave the dissension-riddled Braves in charge of Coach Johnny ' Cooney. Many thought he would never come back. They whispered that his "temporary retirement" would be made permanent during the winter by action of the "three steamshovels" who own the Braves. But they were wrong. i, ; Back came I Southworth • • to i assume command ; .\ I the winter • meetings. with ' Billy calling the • signals, the Bra' yes pulled their oig player swap with the New , York Giants that ^^^ '* orought Sid Gor- TTt' •- ^Hfe. l lon ' Bu ddy Kerr i SI' ' |HK ! » nd Willard Mar- fcU'a*" i^ff shall to Boston. • Now-his Braves Billy Southworll lre dying high, In a triple tie with Philadelphia and St. Louis in the sizzling pennant race. It's the "first time they've been on top since the opening week of the* season. With Warren Spahn, Johnny Sain and Vern Bickford working in regular turn, Southworth's pitching is on a high plane. The three of them account for 33 of the Braves' 46 wins. . Spahn did It again yesterday, striking put 'nine pirates as .he mastered .Pittsburgh for the first time this season, 11-3. It was the llth victory for the 29-year-old •outhpaw. Bra it I Hurls Well St. Louis turned Ford Prick's league Into a • triple tie by ending Brooklyn's surge with a 5-3 victory behind Al Brazle's steady seven- hit pitching. Brazle was the second Card pitcher to go the route against the Dodgers in 15. games. The Cards had lost seven In a row to Brooklyn «ince June 1 until they whipped Irv Palica last night. All five St. Louis runs came in the fourth Inning with a double by Enos Slaughter, a two-run single 4p.Eddie Miller and singles by pel 'wee and Brazle driving home the icofes. "Brooklyn 'go't one in the fifth and two more In the ninth on Carl Furillo's homer following Jackie. Robinson's two-out single. The Phillies got away with a split at Chicago, breaking a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 romp In the second game of a doubleheader. The Cubs took the opener, 5-2 with the help of Bill Serena's two homers and Paul Minner's seven- hit pitching. Rookie Bubba. Church held Chicago-to five hits • in the •econd game for his first route going performance. Cincinnati made it nine wins In Us last 11 games with a 1-0 verdict over the New York Giants 01 Virgil Stallcup's third inning hom- •r. Stallcup's homer and an infield single by Ted Kluszewski in the eighth were the only hits off loser Monte Kennedy. Detroit's American League lead was cut to 3K games at Boston where the Red Sox outlasted the Tigers, 12-9 in the slugfest marked by Ver nstephcn's three-rim homer in the first inning. Billy Goodman collected four hits off the parade of Detroit pitchers starting with Prrfldic Hutch- Inson, who failed to survive the first. Thn Red Sox also needed four pitchers when Ellis Kinder faded in the seventh. Joe Dodson finally had to come In to stop a ninth- Inning rally that netted three runs. "Big Jawn" Mlze hit two homers ind added 45 points to his batting average with four hits in N e w J rk's 12-1 slaughter of St. Louis, ze went into the game with a .."=8 average and. camp, out hitting 3ob Lemon became the first major leaguer to win 14 games but suffered a hand Injury in the process. The Cleveland ace left the box after he was struck on his right hand by a line drive off Ker- tnit Wahl's bat in the seventh inning of the Tribe's 10-2 bout of Philadelphia. It was not believed serious and Lemon will bo able to take his regular turn. Washington Jammed all of Its six hits off Ray Scarborough, nn Ex-teammate, into the first two Innings of a 1-2 triumph over Chicago. Gil Coin's double and Irv Noren's second single accounted for a game- sinning batch of three runs in the second inning. Yanks Enter Tourney 1 We're Liable to Sneak in Yet,' Casey Stengel Says of Yankees «!«• »I] *1H»I » • ••lim •• n . n • . _ * Pacemakers Slated to Play Kennett Tigers HAT TRICK—His summer straw tagging behind, Jay Rand takes a nasty spill on the tricky crushed ice of the Lake Placid, N. Y., ski jump. Disappearance Of Rookie has Rams Mystified LOS ANGELES, July 10 W>— The Los Angeles Rnms professional football club in slightly mystified bv the nnpcarance nnci dlsinpear- ance of- an outstanding rookie end Rnd baseball player. Cliff Coggin of Mississippi Souther College. President Dan Reeves of the National League Rams said Goggln flew Into Los Angeles Monday and then flew right out again. en few right out again. 8 ll ie y had the bases "Apparently he paused only long He nssn 't Pitched in so long I enough 'to drop us a postcard" said was afraid he might walk in a Reeves. run." ' -c and Vic Ghezzl. two veteran But Bombers' Boss Points out Indians As a "Tough Team" By JACK HAND NEW YORK, July 19. <AP>— Best show in town is Casey Stengel after a ball game. Maybe the Yankees won, like yesterday. Old tiase is relaxed. Free and easy. Like the 12-1 score against the Brownies. "How about that fellow todr.y " he usts with a knowing wink. "That fellow," you're supposed to know Is Tommy Byrne, the Yanks' wild man pitcher. ."Only walked two didn't he?" Casey says. Nobody answers. "Last time I pitched him you'd say how can a fellow like that win hi the big leagues. walking every other guy? "You Just look back. Last August. He's my mnn. Won plenty of tough ones for me. He'll be ready when Hint DC- trolt club gets here." subject of the Cleveland Indians. "Real tou&h, plenty tough," Casey comments, "and that fellow gets in- there himself when he needs to. See he played both games at Boston. When they got a little trouble in comes the boss. He didn't hurt himself any. giving Washington that first baseman. He can play every position in the infield himself." "That fellow" this time is Lou Boudreau, Cleveland manager. And "that first baseman" he gave to Washington is Mickey Vernon. Siili Has Hope "We're liable to sneak in there yet," Casey continues, "that Cleveland Is tough. But If you got good Ditching, you can pitch to them. Anybody is tough If you don't have she pitching. Just let a pitcher go out there with nothing and those fellows out there (the Browns) will be knocking the ball off the wail all afternoon. "What happened to Joe Page" somebody asked. "He's ready," is the answer, "had him out there in the bullpen the last seven days. I asked him how he felt and he says okay. I'd had him in there against Chicago the other night but they had the bases Reeves. Reports otherwise said that Coggin, sensational pass catcher in college last year, was rejoining the Monroe. Ln.. tcnm In the Cotton states League as a pitcher. "We didn't see him at ail." Reeves- continued, "but we learned that . there was a return tirkrt waltiii" | for him when he reached Los -Angeles. ' "This morning we got a postcard I postmarked Los Angeles, which I said CoKgln's bnby was sick and he ! PS going home." i Did Reeves think the Monroe : club "stole" the athlete? "I'd just ' say that perhaps he was rcoccupy- mg his original position," countered Reeves. Are the Rams still Interested In Cop;in? "Definitely. I'm also curious about a little money we advanced him." "And how about Joe DIMagglo?" SOUTHEKN ASSOCIATION W I Fet Atlanta Birmingham Nashville Memphis . . New Orleans Mobile Chattanooga Little Rock &5 SI 48 42 43 32 35 43 43 4g 49 39 5« 29 60 NATIONAL LEAGUK Boston . . Philadelphia St. Louis . Brooklyn . Chicago . . New York . Cincinnati . Pittsburgh . Burnett Hudson's Pacemakers will play the crack Kennctt Tigers tonight at Walker Park. The gain is scheduled for 8:15. This game was originally scheduled to be played Monday night but ,wah postponed until tonight due to rain. The Tigers are rated as one of the best soltball teams In Southeast Missouri. In an earlier meeting, the Tigers nipped the Pacemakers 3-2 iii an 11-innlng 'thriller. This will be the Kennett team's first appearance In Blytheville this year. Billy Denton, who has a record of 15 wins and three losses, will hurl for the Pacemakers and Bud Hollingen will pitch for the visiting Tigers. Memphis Links Tourney Opens MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 19. (/P)—A field of 97 top amateur golfers teed off today in the first of two qualifying rounds for the fourth annual colonial Country Club Invitation tournament. Qualifying rounds will determine the 32 golfers who'll fight it out for the championship in match play which starts Friday. Pre-tournamcnt favorites Include Hnrvie Ward of Tarboro, N. C.; Wilford wehrle of Louisville, Ky., the defending champion; Bob Keller of the University of Miami, and Gay Brewer Jr., of Lexington, Ky., who won the National junior title last year. Came another query,-"He was out there and hit today," Casey comes right back, "might use him in the doublehcad- er with the Browns if he feels like it. Only as a pinch hitter. Maybe with a day off Thursday he might be ready to go against Detroit Friday night. "Just give me the big fellow <M- Magglo) for the month of August and we'll be in there." This goes on for hours. Sometimes Casey is talking through the shower curtain at one end of his little office. Usually he's sitting on the floor or stretched out In a chair, illustrating his remarks with gestures. campaigners on the professional golf circuit, have entered the Canadian Open to be played at Royal Montre.il Club Au<;. 24-27. Metz Is from Virginia Beach, Va., and and Arkansas City. Kan., and Ghei- zi from Tmvood, N. Y. WHY WAIT? Remodel Now — No Money Down Now you can fix up your home—or even build's garage—on a low interest FHA loan with easy rnnnthlv r»o >-««_ t _ »- . . J Why BUILD:RS SUPPLY co INC Phone 2434 Mr. Farmer: If you ore farming 100 acres or mor« in cotton, you will pay for an International Harvester Mechanical Cotton Picker in the next two years. ... So why not own it? You will find out how this can be done, Thursday 10:30 A.M. at. . . Farmers Tractor & Truck Co. NEW BUILDING MANILA, ARK. Lunch Will Be Served After Meeting . .46 . -16 . 46 . 43 . 37 . 36 . 34 . 29 AMHUCAM Detroit . New York Cleveland . Boston . . Washington Chicago . ... Kt. u, u is ... Philadelphia . LEAGUE 54 28 51 50 47 38 36 30 29 e-i< .»n M3 .637 .4^7 ,461 411 ,32« Tct. .575 .575 .575 .558 .-174 .450 .425 .367 Pet. .659 .614 .238 .553 .463 .419 .361 345 Crackers Get Fourth Win Over Southern Association All-Stars Yesterday's Results Southern AuoeUtlo* Atlanta 8, All-Stars 2 National St. Louis 5, Brooklyn 3 Cincinnati 1, New York 0 Chicago 5-3, Philadelphia 2-a Boston 11, Pittsburgh 3 Amerleu LeagM New York IS, St. Louis 1 Boston 12, Detroit 9 Cleveland 10, Philadelphia t Washington t, Chicago a Today's Games Bonthti No games scheduled National Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (J) Brooklyn, at Cincinnati (2) New York at St. Louis (2) Boston at Chicago American Detroit at Boston St. Louis at New York (2) Cleveland at Philadelphia night Chicago at Washington night Ttcks are among the most dlftl- cult to control of all llveatock pests ATLANTA, July 19. (AP) — the fourth time In the 13-(am« Southern As.wol»tlon AJI-Star •*- rlea, Atlanta knocked th« ihlne off the Stars, 8-2, la«t night. Seldom, If ever, has th« Sou them produced an all-star team with th» potentials o( the 1950 outfit, Th» batting order sounded like th« top -ink of batters in the league. The star pitching staff was mad* up of men who looked ripe and ready for the big league». But All-star plate power produced only seven hits and all-star pitching gave Atlanta 16 hits. Carl Sawatskl of Nashville, the Southern's most valuable player In 1949, got the only extra base hit for the All-Stars, a double. Aging Whitlow Wyatt opened the game for Atlanta and for four Innings held the stars to three lilts and one nm. Don Llddle took over from there. Neill Swire. Twice Wyatt's entry Into the game wah- n't welcomed by many Dixie sports writers who claimed a Cracker pitching conch had no place.in the all-star game. Wyatt entered through a social agreement with All-Star Manager Mike Hlgglns. Tom Nelll of Nashville scored both star runs—In the first and eighth Innings—each time alter singling. Sawatskl's double brought him home in the first and Bill Wilson of Memphis singled hun across the eighth. Kblia St. Claire hit the game's only homer In the second to tie the score. The Crackers drummed away on pitchers Boo Ferris of Birmingham; Leo Qoicoechea, Memphis: Marlon Pricano. Mobile, and Bob Schullz, Nashville, scoring In the second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. The crowd of 15,283 faas was second best for any all-htar game. The best crowd of all was in 1946 In Atlanta—18.541. Robinson Fined For Egilure to Fulfill Contract SCHANTON, Pa., July ID. (AP) — Godwin Defeats Mead's 8 to 5 Bill Godwin's Sporting Goods nine closed out Its regular Buy window Softball League season yesterday afternoon with an B-5 victory over Mead's Tigers. A two-run seventh Inning Iced the game for the Godwlnltes. God 10 hits ind Herb Chllds worked foi Mead's, allowing 11 hits. This afternoon, the Kemp Whls. uled to play the Fred S. Snllba nine -it 5:30. Second Round Set for Tonight Light and Stanford, Manila and No. Nine Cards on Twin-Bill Rain and wet (jround« ag*m h.nw, Play In the District Thre« NaUonal Baseball Congress semi-pro tournament at Manila last night. Commission. Commission Chairman George J Jones, Jr., slapped a fine of $1,000 on the slim Harlem Negro yesterday and ordered him to reimburse Promoter Ernest Qennell for falling to go through with a 15-round defense of the Pennsylvania version of the middleweight title against Jose Basora tonight. Gennell said he believed his ex- uense to date would be around $1 COO. The fight figured to draw a $30.000 gate. Robinson said he pulled out of the fight bccaure of a lame back. Dr. Leonard M. Freda, commission physician, said he could find nothing wrong with Sugar Ray's back. A few hours before Joneg took his action, Robinson signed to defend his welterweight crwn against Charley Pusari in Jersey City, N.J., Aug. 9, for the benefit of the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund. Robinson will donate all except |1 of hU purse to the fund. The Pennsylvania commission chairman also slapped a suspension on Robinson until he fulfills his engagement against Basorn but said It would not become effective until after the Basora tight. •-."• - • J • — •••"•! *Ul!_t%J postnonmenl of last nlght'j doubl«- 1 header until tonight. Meeting In the first game tonight will be Light and Stanford, with Manila playing the Number Nine Cardinal in the second contest. The first game Is scheduled for B o'clock with the tecond *et to start at «. Semi-Finals Tomorrow Semi-flnnl games are to be played tomorrow nl«>-( with the chamnlnn- snlp pome to be r 1 """-! T*'"-<»*iy nluht. tournament "ffichU *->(a. Winner of the tournament will enter the stnte «eml-prn tournament next month as the District Three representative. Last night's postponement wu the second caused by rain «lnc€ the meet opened a week ago. No gamea were played over the -reek-end ai participating tarns were allowed to piny regularly scheduled gamea. Monday night's action wa* poet- noned until last night due to con- filet with a meeting at the Big Lake Boater's Club. This Is the second district tournament to be played thl» year; Th« first tournament, played two week* ago, was won by Luxora but a replay was ordered when Luxora wai disqualified for the uw of a non- registered player. Dewell to Coach Cards' Flankmen CHICAGO, July 19. yp)_Blll Dew- Inals since 1040, today was named ell, and end with the Chicago Card- end coach of the Cards by head Football Coach Curly Lambeau. Lamheau snld Dewell had rejected a poaching post with a southwest — D —. „..., <w-m(Ti time:;), v.iuu- conference school In order to re- win.hurled for his team giving up main with the National Football league club he had served for a decade. Dewell, the Cardinals' all-time ~ ., „.,,, i,.,.,,,,^ TVLLU- u^f^ii, vi.o uerainais an-iime enhimt Company team was sched- pass receiver, captained the teanvin llTarl »« nl«i. H... 1.1 1 t- n-«i_. . i- . .. . ~ ... *•->• M»U v*<ntl> 111 1848 and last season was co-captain with center vlnce Banonui. Ark-Mo Checker Tourney Planned The Ark-Mo Ctiecker Anoelm- tlon will hold Its annual blulnM meeting and championship tournament at the Dunn Hotel In Popular Bluff, Mo., Aug. «, It wu announced today. During the builnen meeting, which will precede the toumammt, association offlceri will be elected for the coming year. The bualnMa meeting will start at » a.m. Between 80 and TO checker pl*j*rt from Arkansas and Missouri ar» n- pected to compete In the tournament. mono those to whom L U automobile value is a Plymo choice •! It! Tfcl-k Of all standard-built cars registered as taarieab*, Plymouths outnumber all other makes combined! This puts Plymouth way out ahead of any mate of car - with those whose very living depend* on the all-around performance of their cari. It! if value-wise taxlcab owners say that Plymouth Is by tar the best car of all for the money — lint this convincing proof that the new Plymouth l> by far the best car of all for your money? Why not find out? Ask your Plymouth dealer for a demonstration drive. rlYttOUlM Diriikm ol CHRYSLER CMPOUriON, Mnfc II, I new Plymouth /fecrW with value and ready to prove iff

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