The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 11, 1955
Page 11
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TOMrDAT, OOTOeWR H, PAGE ELEYtN Michigan Moves to Top of Grid Rating Maryland's Terps Fall to Second; Sooners Are Third By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan, bidding for its first national title since 1948, moves into the No. 1 spot this week in the Associated Press Football poll, overhauling Maryland's mighty Terrapins, who fell to the runner-up role. Michigan proved its comeback as a national power by humiliating Army 26-2 Saumiay. It was the third game, of the season for the unbeaten Wolverines and it convinced the nation's experts. The Wolverines had a healthy 200-point margin in the poll over Maryland, which gathered a 4-0 record by whipping Wake Forest, less imposing than the previously unstopped Army machine, 28-7. Oklahoma, with its winning string now stretched to 22 games, remained in third place, followed by a general shakeup that listed Notre Dame. Georgia Tech. Wisconsin, Texas Christian, Navy, UCLA and West Virginia in that order. In realigning the top 10. the nation's sports writers and broad- caeters gave Michigan 80 first- place votes — nearly four times as many as the Wolves picked up last week. Adding points on a 10 for first. 9. for second, etc., basis. Michigan wound up with a total of 1.662 after a count of the 191 ballots. Maryland, which held the No. 1 position for two weeks, collected only 45 firsts (the Terps had 88 a week ago) and a 1,457-point total. Oklahoma was awarded 21 first-place votes and totaled 1,350 points. Notre Dame moved up a notch. TraberftoTurn Pro in Tennis Af$75 r OOQP!us LOS ANGELES W — Amateur tennis champion Tony Trabert is expected to turn professional today. Promoter Jack Kramer said the signing awaits only completion of attorneys' studies of the fine print in the contract and "I don't expect anything to hold up the deal." Kramer expects not only to bring Trahpvt. the U. S. and Wimbledon champion, into the pro ranks but also the Australian Davis Cup aces, Lewis Hood and Ken Rosewall. Snaring this trio, rated as the world's three best amateurs, would constitute the biggest pro tennis raid in history on the Simon pures. Kramer's attorney and Trabert'; brother Marc, a Cincinnati lawyer, were soing over a few revisions each side asked in the proposed contract. Marc Trabert flew here yesterday. Declines to Give Amount The promoter declined to give the actual amount offered Trabert but said the amateur king will get • more than Australia's Frank Sedgman did when he turned pro Serig- man got a $75,000 guarantee against percentage of the gross tiiat carried him somewhat above that figure. Kramer said publicity over the Sfid^man oifer "cost me .as Tony just" had to :ook back at the news stories to see how much Sedgman got. Naturally, he asked for more, and will get it. From now on I'm playing it like they do in baseball Let there be speculation only." As for Hoad and Rosewall. Kramer said he has had several tele phone calls from Australia "which lead me to believe that the two will sign." Reports are that Hoac and Rosewall have been offered $50,000 each. shifling places with Georgia Tech Wisconsin jumped from ninth to sixth, displacing Army, which tumbled to 18th. Texas Chrisuan IOOK a step ,up from eighth, where Navy took over alter being 12th last week. UCLA., the preseason choice but already hung up by Maryland, slipped from seventh to ninth. West Vir- ^inia, up from llth, replaced South ern California, upset by Washington 7-0, in 10th. The Trojans slipped to 16th. The leaders with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. Michigan (SO) 2.Maryland (45) Willie Mays Captures NL Slugging Prize With.659 By SHELDON SAKOWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Finishing with a flourish, the New York Giants' Willie Mays captured National League slugging honors for the second straight season, compiling a .659 average after a slow start. The young center fielder had a .581 slugging mark and had hit only 17 homers when he was rested June 19. Prom ceeded to find then on he the range pro- l'457 l's30 l'i86 '531 107 " 6 45 641 556 331 wound up with 51 home runs, most in both leagues and also boosted his batting average 40 points to .319. Statistics compiled by the Associated Press revealed that Mays accumulated 382 total bases in 580 at bats. Slugging averages are computed by dividing a player's number of total bases by his times at bat. Mantle Tops AL The New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle, with 316 total bases in 517 trips, topped the American League 3 Oklahoma (21) .... 4. Notre Dame <7> .-5. Georgia Tech (3) 881 with G. Wisconsin (11) ... I. TCU (4) Navy 9. UCLA 10. West Va. (11) ... The Second 10: II. Duke i4i 316 12. Washington (4) 307 13. Michigan State 92 14. OhioStat* 41 15. Rice , 38 16 Southern Cal 291 third at .601, followed by Ernie 17 Auburn 241 Banks of the Chicago Cubs with 19 Texas A&M 14 .592. Big Ted Kluszewski of Cin- .611 slugging percentage. The switch-hitting outfielder also led his league in homers with 31. History repeated itself for Mays as he again had to beat out his rival center fielder. Duke Snider of Brooklyn. In 1954 Mays edged Snider by 20 points. This past season Snider's slugging average was .628 as he finished 31 points behind the say-key kid. Milwaukee's Ed Mathews ranked Mantle, third in 1964, easily outdistanced the American League field. His nearest pursuer, De. troit's Al Kaline, compiled a .546 slugging mark and wound up 65 points behind Mantle. Gus Zernial of Kansas City was third with .508 and teammate Vic Power and Cleveland's Larry Doby tied for fourth. Each had .505. Ted Williams of Boston far outdistanced Mantle, with a resounding .703 slugging average on total of 225 bases in 320 officials at bats. League headquarters ruled however, that he was ineligible for the slugging title Because had too few at bats. Perez Batters Courchense NEW YORK (/PI—Lulu Perez will concentrate on lightweights from now on. The clever Brooklyn youngster, once a leading featherweight contender, felt strong at 135 pounds last night when he won a fierce battle from Bobby Courchesne of Hoi- yoke, Mass., at St. Nicholas Arena. "I don't know what held him up" said Lulu of the seventh round when he battered Bobby from rope to rope, only to see the New England 20-year-old stage a rousing rally. Again in the 10th. Lulu staggered Bobby and rained punches at him for 15 seconds. At the end, gam£ Bobby still was coming in and throwing desperate rights. "I couldn't get going," said Bobby in the dressing room, applying an ice bag to his swollen face. M ;0 v- »r- LUXOBA PANTHERS — Luxora's Panthers, just returned to the football wars this year after a year's lay off, got a late start but are rapidly catching up. They hope to get back in full District 3B competition next year and have a lighted field. They are coached by Barney Kyser. First row (left to right): Billy Dillard, Joe Gardner, Raymond Olive, Charles Barron, Jerry Hall, James McLaughlln, S. Garcia: second row: Seonoth Brown, Hal Towles, Johnny Cooper, Chartes Chrisco, Calvin Wilkins, Wayne Gardner, Janjes Woolvertoo; third row. Claudius Bonner, Doyle McCain, Clay Manuel, Danny Cooper, Hubert Rush, Joe Oakley, Larry Anders, Bill Looney and Kyser. (Courier News Photo) Navy lias beaten William and Mary 18 times In 31 games of football. The Indians won two and played a tie with the Middies whom thev last defeated in 1942 by 3-0. Willie Racks Up Victory No. 199 BROCKTON. Mass. I/P) — Willie Pep, the Hartford, Conn., featherweight, is on tlv> threshhold of his 200th professional boxing victory. Wily Willie racked up win No. 199 last night with a unanimous 10- round decision over Charlie Titone of Brooklyn at the Maple Arena. Pep weighed 129'i, Titone 12812. 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