The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1954 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 14, 1954 BLYTREVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SEVEN Opportunity Knocks Last Time for Braves GIANT LIFTER Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 104 40 .722 New York 95 48 .664 8y 2 Chicago 91 54 .628 13% Detroit 64 79 .448 39 V 2 Boston 63 79 .444 40 Washington ... 61 82 .427 42V a Baltimore 48-96 .333 56 Philadelphia ... 48 96 .333 56 Today's Gamei Washington at Cleveland (N New York at Detroit Philadelphia at Chicago (N) Boston at Baltimore (N) No games scheduled yesterday. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 89 53 .627 Brooklyn 86 57 .601 3&Milwaukee 84 57 .596 4% Cincinnati «fi 74 .483 20y 2 Philadelphia ... 68 74 .479 21 St. Louis 65 77 .458 24 Chicago 59 85 .410 31 Pittsburgh 50 93 .350 39 & Today's Games Cincinnati at Brooklyn (N) Milwaukee at New York (N) St. Louis at .Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Pittsburgh (2) Monday's Results New York 1, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 8, Philadelphia 4 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Southern Association Atlanta 3, Memphis 2 (Atlanta •wins best-of-7 semifinal series 42 New Orleans 6, Birmingham 2 (New Orleans wins best-of-7 semifinal series 4-2) Pirett Defeats Roberts, Keeps Mat Crown Ray Pirett retained his southern junior heavyweight wrestling crown last night but it took a whirlwind finish and action of a National Wrestling Alliance representative to do it. Pirett, the tall muscular Frenchman, defeated challenger Red Roberts in a championship bout that highlighted the American Legion's wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium last night. Roberts, however, gave the champion all he wanted and had the bout won until Herb Langston of Dyersburg, Term., who represented the NWA stepped in and reversed Ref~ ree Virgil Hatfield's decision. With the falls standing at one apiece. Roberts beat Pirett into submission after 11 minutes in the third fall. After a series "of body slams, Roberts fell on Pirett with a body press and Refree Hatfield counted him out. But Hatfield didn't see Pirett drape his legs over the lower strand of ropes. Langston jumped quickly into the ring and nullified Hatfield's decision on grounds that Pirett was out of the ropes. The enraged Roberts jumped at Pirett but the six - foot plus champion had had time to recuperate and he flattened the onrushing Roberts and pinned him. Hatfield counted him out and awarded the decision to Pirett. Roberts . held the upperhand all the way and at times made the champ look like a chump. He won the first fall after 17 wild minutes with a neck itretcher. But Pirett rallied in the second round after a near defeat to pin Robert* after a series of flying marea. It was the first time a NWA championship match has been held here and a near capacity crowd was on hand to witness it. In a preliminary bout Don Fields defeated Red Byrd. Milwaukee, Giants Open Vital Series By BEN PHLEGAE Associated Press Sports Writer Opportunity knocks tonight for the last time for the Milwaukee Braves. The injury-riddled third-place club limps into the Polo Grounds for its last three games with the league-leading New York Giants, knowing that it's win or else. There will be no more chances if the Braves blow any one of these. The New York experts to a man doubt Milwaukee has enough momentum left from its great late season surge to sweep by the Giants now. New York holds a four-game edge over both second-place Brooklyn and the Braves in the vital "games lost" column. By now this column tells the story more accurately than do "games behind" figures since the contenders each have played a different number of games. The Giants would have to lose 4 of their remaining 12 contests to be caught by either team and would need to drop 5 to be passed. Even if the Braves and Dodgers won everything from now until the end of the season. The Giants' front office flaunted its confidence by opening public sale of world series tickets today, although the club has three games left with Brooklyn' as well as the current set with Milwaukee. The Braves move into New York after winning two out of three in Philadelphia. They took last night's game 7-4. The Giants edged the* Cardinals 1-0 in an afternoon contest and Brooklyn wasn't scheduled. Pittsburgh shaded Cincinnati 6-5 in the only other major league action. First baseman Joe Adcock and outfielder Hank Aaron definitely are out of the New York series. Two other Milwaukee regulars, third baseman Eddie Mathews and pitcher Gene Conley have been below par physically. Adcock suffered a ruptured blood vessel in his wrist when he was hit by a pitch in Brooklyn Saturday. Aaron broke his leg a week ago. Mathews has a bum ankle and Conley, due to start tonight, is recovering from a bad back. Catcher Del Crandall moved into the cleanup spot at Philadelphia last night and delivered three hits, two of them doubles, in five trips. Ahead by only one run, the Braves .wrapped it up with four tallies in the • eighth. Crandall opened with a double and was safe when Curt Simmons' throw to third on Andy Pafko's sacrifice was late. Simmons then walked Johnny Logan, hit Jack Dittmer and walked Roy Smalley for two runs. Steve Ridzik came in to get pitcher Dave Jolly on strikes but Bill Bruton singled over second and two more runs came in. Johnny Antonelli was in superb form with his five-hit shutout of the Cardinals. All of the hits' against him. were. singles and he retired 14 men in order until Stan Musial walked in the ninth. The • Giants couldn't do much against rookie Gordon Jones but the one run they put together in the ninth on a double b,, Willie Mays and a single by Dusty Rhodes was enough. UNO TO r ED HIM, MlT LEFT ASM I* GIAHT& FLAG- Ends Major Problem In Razorback Camp By BAT STEPHENS FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Any success enjoyed by Arkansas Razorbacks this fall rests to a great extent with their ends. That's the major reason behind the general feeling that once more the ax hangs low over the Porkers. CHICAGO (£")—Marty Marion, former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns .appears to be top choice to succeed Paul Richards as manager • of the Chicago White Sox if and when Paul decides to go with the Baltimore Orioles. The one-time star shortstop of the Cardinals currently is in direct line of ascension to the throne as Richards' No. 1 assistant and coach of the Sox. Richards has been unable to reach an agreement on a new Sox contract, and reportedly has committed himself to the dual job of building a winning club for the Orioles as field And general manager. In speculation over Richards' successor, the names of Phil Cavaretta, Charley Dressen and George Kell. also have been mentioned. Without a pair of capable ends, Coach Bowden Wyatt's single wing attack is certain to find slow going. So far, the practice sessions, have failed to uncover any wing men of the caliber usually employed by Southwest Conference members. There are only eight ends in the Porker camp, and just four of them are likely to see action this fall. The most glaring weakness at the positions is the result of inexperience. However, it's unlikely uisit even more playing time will produce from among the current crop an adequate replacement for Floyd Sagely, last year's all-conference end. Wyatt probably will open the season with Walt Matthews and Jerry McFadden in the starting rolls at ends. Both were squadmen on last year's varsity but neither saw much duty. McFaddan's major drawback is lack of speed. He also hasn't shown well as a pass receiver. There's a possibility that he will be replaced before the season's end by Bo Baker who played with the ; Arkansas freshmen in 1951 before entering military service. Baker, stands six, two and weights 190, is described by Wyatt as a "pleasant surprise." The Searcy product sat out spring practice with injuries, but he has shown great improvement this fall. Baker is faster and heavier than McFaddan. Third in the running for the strong side end position is Francis Mazzanti, a 190-pound junior showed at Arkansas unsolicited and won his scholorship on the practice field. Now, he .is probably the best end on the squad. A 181-pound junior, Matthews does everything well and plugs hard to improve. He won the starting nod at weak-side end on his pass-catching ability. Strong competition for Matthews will be provided by Olan Burns a 185-pound sophomore from Van Buren. Burns, he stands six foot two inches had demonstrated adequate ability as a pass receiver and is an especially talented defensive player. The third man at weak-side end is Ted Souter, another sophomore who hasn't played up to par on defense. $$$ SAVE $$$ SEE ALVIN Before you buy new furniture-;—Before you buy used furniture—Before you sell your used furniture for cash —For liberal allowance on trade-ins .. . You Will Be Glad You Did ! ! ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. 113 E. 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Then they could become a contender. A stouter defense and presence of six or eight more solid performers probably would have changed Baylor's 7-3 record last season into a 9-1. As it was, the lightly manned Bears — with terrific offensive punch — lost only to co-champion Texas and Rice inside their own league and brought the conference added recognition with intersectional victories over California, Miami and Vanderbilt. Coach George Sauer points out that at least three of the sophs are so good they already are rated even with the lettered candidates at quarterback, fuPback and center. Traylor, Saagre Good Doyle Traylor, the fabulous little passer from Temple, is breathing down the neck of senior Billy Hooper, who has looked good in early drills. Roarin' Reuben Saage packs such tremendous power at the fullback slot that speedy letterman Weldon Holley is wondering whether he or the rock'em-sock'em soph will open against University of Houston here Saturday. And at center. Bill Glass, who carries 220 pounds on his rugged 6-foot, 4-inch frame, has made a better football player out of Jimmy Taylor, who manned that spot 95 lines as Glass. Other highly promising sophomores include halfbacks Del Shofner, speedster from Center; Ronnie Guess, a Traylor backfield mate in high school; Bobby Morris of Seymour; versatile Dick Baker of Birmingham, La., and Bobby Jone a fine passer from Hearne. Ail-American Candidate Guards Dan Miller of Port Neches, Tex.;. Dugan Pearce of El Paso and Willie Froebel of Bellville, Tex.; tackle Bill Parsley of Conroe; ends George Stinson of Hamilton, Tex., and Tony De Grazier of Dallas are sophomore linemen showing up well in the early fall scrimmages. Baylor has an all-America candidate in the big, fast and powerful James Ray Smith and a pair of nifty pass-catching ends in Charley Smith and James Amyet The Smit boys are Baylor captains. The Bears' top scorer for the past two years is back. He's L. G. Dupre, the colorful climax runner who hopes to make his senior season the best one. Allen Jones, shifted from fullback to halfback, and Hooper and Holly are other backfield lettermen. All told, there are 11 Bear lettermen, but the big news in the Baylor camp has been the showing of the sophs. Army Diamond Event Begins IT. CARSON, Colo. fc?5—Cham- pions of the 2nd and 3rd Army areas bolted to, easy victories and Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., slipped by Ft. Dix% N. J., 3-2, in the first round of the all-army baseball tournament last night. Second Army's Ft. Lee, Va., surprised defending champion Ft. Belvoir, Va., 14-7, and Ft. Jackson, S. C, wrecked Ft. Sill. Okla., 18-1. Games today and tonight pit FL Belvoir vs. Ft. Dix in the losers* bracket, Ft. Wood vs. Ft. Lee and Ft. Jackson vs. Ft. Ord, Calif„• 6th,' Army titlist which drew a bye in. the opening round. The winner of the double elimination meet will represent the Army in the inter-service championships here later this month. 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