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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 20, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1064 Night for Bums' Fans Giant Victory Would Eliminate Brooklyn « By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sportswriter This can become the gloomiest Monday night in Brooklyn's long baseball history. For tonight the Dodgers' two- year reign as National League champions can come to an end. And barring a major miracle, the new champions will be Brooklyn's most hated rival, the New York Giants. Milwaukee was eliminated yesterday, losing 7-6 to the St. Louis Cardinals. To make matters even worse, right in their own back yard, Ebbets Field, with Sal Maglie, an old Dodger killer, acting as chief executioner. Southpaw Johnny Podres will oppose him. The situation before the" start 01 the final three-game series between the tnterborough rivals is this: The Giants' magic number is two. One New York victory and one Brooklyn defeat will do it. Thus a Giant triumph at Ebbets Field would officially stamp them as World Series rivals for Cleveland's newly crowned American League champions. Rain caused postponement of yesterday's Giant- Philadelphia game .at the Polo Grounds. Could Still Win Even if they lose all three in Brooklyn, the Giants can still capture the pennant by either beating Philadelphia twice in four games left with the Phillies, or winning once provided Pittsburgh can beat Brooklyn in one of their three final encounters. It was the last place Pirates who set the Dodgers up for the knockout. Until recently the Dodgers' best friends, the Pirates stunned the Brooks yesterday, inflicting a Old Foe, New Setting Story of Hogs Opener FAYETTEVILLE — An old opponent in a new setting — that's the story as the University of Arkansas meets the Tulsa Hurricane in the 1954 Razorback .opener at Razorback Stadium Saturday. Meeting for the 31st time in a series that pre-dates even the name ' of each school, the two rivals will for the first time battle in a successive contest. They closed the '53 campaign and now prepare to match their talents in the 1954 curtain-raiser. The two schools first opened their rivalry in 1899 — when as Henry Kendall College and the Arkansas Industrial University — tie then played again in that same year to settle the score. The A.I.U. "Cardinals" came through with an 11-10 win (touchdowns were worth only five points.) The series, which now finds Arkansas in a commanding lead — 16-10-4, has been one of short spurts of power by each school. Arkansas kept its record unblemished through the first five games with one-sided scores only to feel the sting of a 63-7 rout in 1919. The Porkers must have been impressed by the superd coaching turned in by Hurricane head man Francis Schmidt, for three years later he was named Arkansas' new mentor. nearly 66 points a game including^ their all- tiem high of 152-0 over Oklahoma Baptist. That loss, incidentally, is the only one Arkansas has ever suffered at the hands of Tulsa on its home field. Hogs Ruled the 30's Throughout the 20's and 30's the Razorbacks pretty much had the game their own way, losing a pair in 1926 and 1933 and playing to two ties. The '33 loss was particularly rude, however, considering that Arkansas was thec onference titlist that year. The Oil Capital school made its big move toward national stardom in 1941 at the start of World War n. They wooed Henry Frnka from Temple University and were off on a brilliant page in their football history. Arkansas set Frnka back temporarily in his first year, 13-6. but then was soundly trounced four straight years by tne T-magician Missouri Valley Coach of the Year. Again in 1951, the Razorbacks handed Tulsa a particularly upsetting loss at Little Rock, 24-7. It was only the second loss of the year for Tulsa and more than anything else cooled their Bowl-game chances. New Kecord The 1952 game set a new all- time high for the most points scored by both teams — 78 — in Tulsa's 44-34 win over the Razorbacks. The game undoubtedly wont a long way toward sending the Hurricane to the Gator Bowl one month later. If anything, the history of the series provides little -on which to base the outcome of the 1954 contest. Favorites oftentimes have taken the nosedive where emotion is as important as ability. Bwden Wyatt and Tulsa coach Bernie Witucki opened their personal rivalry last year with Arkansas' 27-7 victory. In a year which still finds each school rebuilding from lean seasons anything can happen. The 1954 opener will be the sec- one time for the two schools to open a season (though Tulsa played Hardin-Simmons last Sat-. with an Arkansas win. It will also be the twenty-second consecutive year they have met. 1-0 defeat to drop them 5V Z games behind the pace-setting Giants. It was a former best Friend- first name Bob—who deserted the Dodgers. The young righthander in his entire career had won only 1 of 1J decisions with Brooklyn. But he handcuffed the Brooks with six hits to become the first Pittsburgh pitcher to shut out the Dodgers since Fritz Ostermueller did it in 1947. It was Pittsburg h's fourth straight victory over the Dodgers in the last two weeks. Prior to that, the Pirates had played dead for Brooklyn, losing 12 of the first lj games this season and 20 of 22 last year. Error Costly Victim of Friend's shutout was Buss Meyer, whose five-hitter went to waste. An error by the usually reliable Carl Furillo in right field paved the way for the lone run. Preston Ward singled to right in the fourth inning and raced all the way, to third when the ball rolled through Furillo's legs. Ward scored on Frank Thomas' long fly to center. The Cardinals overcame a 6-0 deficit to drop the third place Braves eight games off the pace with seven left to play. Harvey Haddix, fifth Card pitcher, was credited with his 18th triumph when Stan Musial doubled in the ninth, was sacrificed to third and scored on Bill Sarni's fly. The Cards pulled even in the eighth after two homers by Eddie Mathews (Nos. 38 and 39) had helped the Braves build up a 6-0 lead inside four innings. A sacrifice fly enabled the Cincinnati Reds to nip the Chicago Cubs 7-6 in 10 innings. The Reds tied the score at 6-6 with two in the ninth and won in the next inning when Roy McMillan's long fly drove Nino Escalera home from third. The Indians, refusing to let up, streaked to their 10th straight victory, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Hank Majeski's three-run homer in the first inning. Mike arcia registered his 19th triumph and the club's 108th of the season, only two short of the American WHAT A RELIEF! — Relief pitching has been the story of the New York Giants this season and the bulk of it has been done by Marv Grissom, left, and Hoyt Wilhelm. (NEA) 'Stanky Will Be Back Cards' Owner Says ST. LOUIS helluva chance." (AP) — "I believe in giving a fellow August A. Busch. Jr., president of the St. Louis Cardinals, picked this phrase to knock down persistent rumor: that Manager Eddie Stanky might not be back at the helm of the Cards next season. 1927 New York Yankees. Scoring all their runs in the :ighth, the Yankees came from behind to defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 4-2 for their 100th victory —the greatest number of games ;he Yankees have won in any of the six years under Casey Stengel. U McDougald's three-run homer was the big blow. The Boston 1 Red Sox moved past Detroit into fourth place, whipping Washington 6-2 behind the six-hit pitching of Mel Parnell. It was the third victory, all against Washing- on, for the veteran southpaw, who vas out most of the season with broken finger. Parnell holds a 24-4 lifetime record against the Senators. Gil Cdan drove in two runs with bur hits to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-1 victory over Chicago's White Sox. Duane Pillette and Bob Chakales combined to imit the White Sox to three hits. "He's going to be our manager," Busch said in answer to a reporter's question Saturday. Stanky still has two years to run on his three-year contract to pilot the Cardinals at a reported $40,000 a year but rumors kept cropping up that Eddie would get the gate The Cards are still in sixth place in the National, League, with an outside chance of finishing in the first division, but drew 1,039,698 spectators in their 77 home games More Than Last Year The home season, with only 33 Cardinal wins, closed yesterday. This was 159,456 more paid admissions than last year's third- place club attracted. "I look at it this way," Busch said. "Leo Durocher once was in a worse position than Stanky is. I don't believe the front office has given Eddie enough material, and I believe in giving a fellow a hellu- va chance." Trade Talk John L. Wilson, executive vice president of the club, recently told Redbird fans the club would have to trade "front-line players, regulars this season, to get the pitchers we need to be a contender next year." No names were mentioned. Stanky, who earlier drew a vote of confidence from Busch, then was involved in a rhubarb over stalling tactics in a game with Philadelphia. He drew a five-day suspension and then issued a public apology for his actions. Since that time, Eddie has managed the' club largely from the dugout, makir-i: few appearances at his usual third-base coaching spot. Sports Roundup— Cleveland Scout Likes Giants By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (£»)—The man from Cleveland who has been following the Giants around for some time looking for clues as to how the World Series is likely to turn out admitted he was more impressed by Leo Durocher's club than he had expected to' be. He said that the slick fielding of the National Leaguers had especially struck him. "If it wasn't for the Indians' and his great quarterbacks Glenn pitching staff," he said, "I'd almost Dobbs and Clyde LeForce. The 1943 Tulsa team, which defeated Ark. -sa'.s by the all-time of 61-0. was undefeated in regular season have to pick this team to beat us. But we do have the pitching and that's what decides World Series. It could be a whale of a playoff. play though lost to Georgia Tech J though, if Johnny Antonelli wins in the Sugar Bowl. 20-18. Then Came Barnhill Arkansas made just as auspicious a change when John Barnhill took over the reins in 1946. Though again jolted in a championship year, 1916. by a 14-13 county, the the opening game. He's a great all around ball player, that young man is." They're Improved These did not sound like the words of a man who considered the turn of the game to the Arkansas campus after ties in Tulsa. consecutive bat- was also during Razorb:icks romper, through" three ' new American League champions to straight contests* by wide margins. ! be the overpowering outfit that,their Barnhi'Is' tenurse also saw trie re-'i record r - hi s season indicates they are. Were they not a vastly improved club over the one that finished a dismal second last year? "I wouldn't say they're any better except in some additional pitching strength and a better bench," was the surprisingly reply. "The main thing is that the rest of the, American League went back a lot, especially the Yankees. We had the pitching and nobody else did. this time that the Arkansas-Tulsa rivalry was taken to a neutral site for the first time — Little Rock. Arkansas won there in 1948, 55-18. The Porkers got some measure of revenge after two championship-year losses by beating Tulsa the year Coach was selected as 40-7 in 1949 — Buddy Brothers and Giants man for man I'd have to give the Giants two of the three outfield positions with left field a tossup. I'd give them first base and shortstop by wide margins. I'd have to take Bobby Avila and Al Pvosen at second and third because of their hitting but they can't field with Davy Williams and Thompson. Neither club has a hiting catcher. Giants Have Speed "The Giants have a lot more speed. I've been watching Willie Mays make basket catches of balls out there in center that Larry Doby wouldn't have reached. All our speed is right at the top of the order—Al Smith and Avila. Catcher Wes Westrum is the only slow man on the Giants." It was suggested that he wasn't making out mucch of a case for a ball club that has led its league practically all the way. "Don't get me wrong," our Cleve- lander cautioned. "You asked me a question and I gave you an answer. I said it isn't any better team in the field than it was last year, that's all. "It's a better club because of the' second line pitching behind Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia and Early Wynn. This kid Ray Narleski has been a big help. So has Hal Newhouser in relief and Art Houtteman as a starter. Incidentally, how can you figure a couple of supposedly 7 and 15 games up to now if the American League hasn't taken an awful dive the last season or two?" Only the Big Three We asked if Houtteman figured to be the Indians' fourth starter in the series if four starters are needed. He said he doubted it very much. "I don't think you'll see anything except the big three unless the Indians get a lead of maybe 3-1 with the next games coming up in our stadium. In that case I wouldn't, be surprised to see Al Lopez hand the ball to Bobby Feller. Bobby never has won a World Series game and the fans would like to see him have the chance." What of Durocher's problem—assuming of course that he will get to pick a series starter. "Oh this team will be in there ! all right," said the Indian sleuth. "And Leo will have to do some awful deep thinking. Hell have to decide v/hether to lead with Sal »Maglie and hope to get him back for another start in a long series or throw Antonelli at us the first day and :iope to get the kid back twice more if it goes seven games. Actually, I think Maglie will worry us more than Antonelli. Except for Doby all our power hits righthanded. Sal ave us trouble in our exhibitions Chiefs Garner 6 to 3 Victory BIytheville Team Beats Trimble, Tenn., Behind Fritz West Blytheville's Chiefs racked up their 24th victory of the fast-dwindling season yesterday as they whipped Trimble, Tenn., 6-3 at Fritz West Park. The victory gave the Chiefs a 24-8 record for the season. West went the route for the Chiefs, setting the visitors down •path seven hits. He struck out one and walked two as he coasted to his 8th win of the season. The Chiefs used a four-run 6th inning- to break Trimble's back. They trailed 2-1 at the time and from there on, the visitors never offered a serious threat. The Chiefs got but eight hits off Papei. who went the route for Trimble. P. D, Foster. Ted Fisher, Sonny Garner and Ollie McAdoo each ot 2 apiece. j Trimble AB R Hi Caldwell rf 3 o 1 ier ss 5 1 2 Heathcott ib 4 1 0 irowe If 4 1 2 Anderson c 3 0 0 Simons 2b 4 0 1 Halford cf 4 0 0 Sidoons 3b 4 0 0 Papei p ... 4 0 1 Another Full Football Slate For Missco Fans This Week Athlete of Year Tech's Cage Star Is Awarded Neil Martin Trophy LITTLE ROCK (£>)—E. C. O'Neal, a, veteran of three seasons with Arkansas Tech's high-riding basketball teams, has been named Arkansas' outstanding amateur athlete of the year. The Arkansas chapter of the Amateur Athletic Union yesterday named O'Neal winner of the Neil Martin Trophy. He will be Arkansas' entry in the competition for the James E. Sullivan national award, given by the AATJ each November to one of the nation's top athletes. O'Neal won with 15 of a possible 21 votes. Floyd Toole, national AAU horseshoe champion, got four votes. Benny Wise, swimming and diving champion, and Leonard Ogburn, wrestling and track champion, each received one vote. President of Senior Class A native of Franklin County, the 20-year-old O'Neal attended County Line High School. Now he is president of the senior Arkansas Tech. Last year O'Neal was named to the all-tournament team at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics basketball tournament at Kansas City. Fred B. Warner was re-elected president of the state AAU and J. W. Mitchell of Little Rock was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Six vice presidents were elected. They are John Barnhill, athletic director at the University of Arkansas; Dr. G. D. Murphy of El Dorado, Ark.; Sam Hiadsman, Ar- fcansas Tech athletic director; J. A. Tomlinson, Arkansas State College athletic director; Lee Rogers of Lit;le Rock, and Boots Coleman of Little Rock. Chicks Play Frayser; Burdette, Osceola, Luxora, Wilson at Home Mississippi County's football fans will have another full menu of their favorite sport this week with all but one of the county's teams returning to action. Keiser will be the only Mississippi County team that will be idle this week. The Yellowjackets have an open date. The action starts Thursday night with at least a pair of junior high games on slate. Blytheville's juniors go to Burdette for their second outing of the season against a junior team, and Osceola's juniors entertain West Memphis on the Osceola field. Six games are on tap for Friday night. Blytheville's Chickasaws, after Thif Week's Grid Schedult Thursday BIytheville juniors at Burdette West Memphis juniors at Osceola Friday Frayscr, Tenn., at BIytheville Lepanto at Luxora West Memphis at Osceola Shawnee at Marion Trumann at Burdette ' Hayti at Wilson two successes on the road, come home this week to meet Frayser, Term., in their first home showing of the season. Osceola's Seminoles, who have lost their first two games, come back home Friday night to take on West Memphis. And they are expecting everything but an easy time with the Blue Devils, especially after West Memphis' 60-6 shellacking of Shawnee last week. Burdette vs. Trumann Burdette's Pirates, who own a 1-1 record after their loss to Keiser last week, will be at home again this week, entertaining Trumann. Shawnce's Indians., still looking for their first win of the season, got to Marion Friday night to take Sophomores Setting Hot Pace In Southwestern Conference DALLAS (AP) — Sophomores lead in four departments and are crowding the leader in another in first statistics of the Southwest Conference football campaign. Bobby Jones, the Baylor fii -e Viq1 ?,f' , ops in passing with five comple- ions in 10 throws for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Del Shofner, another Baylor iOph, leads in pass-receiving with wo catches for 117 yards and one ouchdown. Jim Swink, the Texas Christian sophomore, is out front in scoring with 13 points. Swink also is second in rushing with 78 yards, just 12 yards behind he leader, Delano Womack of Tex,s, who has 90 yards on 13 runs. Jones is the total offense leader with 172 yards. He picked up 32 •unning in the game with Univer- ity of Houston Saturday when he massed for 140. Ray Taylor of Texas Christian, junior, is the leading punter. He averaged 50 yards on five boots. Baylor -is the total offense team eader, the Bears having run up 62 yards in shattering University of Houston, 53-13, Saturday. Defensively, Texas Christian leads, allowing the opposition only 121 yards per game. Morciano Rests Prior to Surgery LOS ANGELES UP) Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano is taking it easy here until he undergoes minor surgery the latter part of the week for his ailing beak. His nose suffered a bit of a split during his title bout with Ezzard Charles last Friday night in New York. Charles was knocked out in the eighth. 35 3 7 Chiefs AB R H |Killett 3b 3 0 0 ! O'Neal c 3 1 0 Foster Ib 3 2 2 Fisher If 4 1 2 Garner ss 4 1 2 McAdoo rf 4 1 2 Ledbeder 2b ...3 0 0 Ross cf .3 0 0 West p 4 0 0 Trimble . BIytheville 31 6 8 000 002 010—3 000 104 lOx—6 Crackers Win Southern Playoff NEW ORLEANS UK — Atlant made a clean sweep of Southern Association honors with an unbeatable combination of fine pitching and heavy hitting. The Crackers added the playoff championship to their regular-season pennant yesterday by beating Miss Hanson Wins at Wichita WICHITA UP) — Beverly Hanson went 11 over par for a 72-hole total of 295 in the Wichita Women's Open Golf Tournament but it still was good enough to give her first place yesterday. At that she finished seven strokes in front of her nearest competitors. The Cincinnati shotmaker turned in a 2-over-par 73 on her final round over the 6,310-yard Wichita Country Club course. She collect- er Sl.OOO. Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S. C., the jja-e-tournament favorite, finished in a tie for ' second with Jackie Pung of Cincinnati and Honolulu. They had 302 totals and each won $650. Fourth place money of $500 in the $5,000 tournament went to Babe Zaharias of Tampa, Fla., who shot a 305. on the Marion Tartans. The Indians were soundly beaten in their first two outings. Luxora's Panthers are scheduled for daylight action Friday night when they play host to Lepanto on the Luxora High School athletic field. Luxora does not have the facilities for night football. And Wilson's Bulldogs will play at home, too, this week, taking on the Hayti Indians. Baseball Standing 44 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland ..... 108 40 .730 New York .... 100 48 .676 8 Chicago ........ 92 57 .622 Detroit ......... 64 "84 .432 Washington ____ 63 84 .429 Baltimore ...... 52 97 .349 56y 2 Philadelphia ... 49 99 .331 59 Today's Games Chicago at Cleveland (N) Detroit at Baltimore (N) Washington at New York (N) Philadelphia at Boston. Sunday's Results Cleveland 4, Detroit 2 New York 4, Philadelphia 2 Baltimore 5, Chicago 1 Boston 6, Washington 2 NATIONAL LEAGtTE W L Pet. New York 93 Brooklyn 88 Milwaukee 85 Cincinnati 72 Philadelphia St. Louis 54 60 62 76 77 78 88 94 .633 .595 .578 .486 .473 .469 .405 .361 GB sy, 8 21 y 2 231/2 24 Chicago 60 Pittsburgh 53 94 .361 40 Today's Games New York at Brooklyn (N). Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2). St. Louis at Chicago. (Only games scheduled.) Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 1, Brooklyn 0 Philadelphia at New York, postponed, rain Cincinnati 7, Chicago 6 (10 innings) St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 6 Pacific Coast League Finals (best-of-5) Oakland 2, San Francisco 0 (Oakland wins 3-0) American Association (bestK>f-7) Minneapolis 12, Indianapolis 10 (10 innings — Indianapolis leads 32) Columbus 5, Louisville 4 (series tied 3-3) Southern Association (best-of-7) Atlanta 14, New Orleans 0 The Bock plans to go to Arrowhead Springs Hotel at nearby San Bernardino today or tomorrow to await his date with the doctors. As for his next opponent, Marciano said it is up to his manager, Al Weill, who is accompanying him on his current trip. Weill in- lanta wins 4-1) Western League Finals (best-of-5) Denver 10, Des Moines 6 ries tied 1-1) (At- (se- dicated it will be six months, maybe more, before the champion defends his title again. of seven final playoff series four "If I was sizing up the Indians washed up guys like that winning ' last spring." The clinching victory came on DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Burnett, owner of BURNETT TIRE STORE located on S. Highway 61? Th* more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. 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