The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1954 · Page 11
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NESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACT ELfTEf orld Series Comparison— Giants Have Smoother Infield. Less Power Osceola Plays Pair at Home Juniors Meet West Memphis Thursday; Seniors Play Friday - OSCEOLA—Two home games are J on tap for the Osceola football * teams this week with the juniors "playing host to the West Memphis * juniors tomorrow night and the , seniors "meeting the senior aggregation from the same school Friday , night. r The juniors will be seeking: their second third win in,as many games and the senior. Seminoles will be ^.out to win their first game of the "season. : , Coach Jim Lee Stevens' junior Seminoles have defeated Burdette ? and Trumann thus far. and in both -.games have exhibited a fine array of running -backs and sterling . defensive play. The team possesses , ^size and speed and are capable of making .the break-away run at any jtime. Probable starters tomorrow night will be: c. A. Strange, left end; X>oug Meadows, left tackle; Bob -Porter, left guard; Billy Robbins, '-center; Robert Sanders, right guard; Mark Chitwood, right tackle; J W. Reese, right end; -Ray Mann, quarterback; Jerry Hill, right half-back; Ed Weldon or Lloyd Moore, - left halfback; and S. E. Stovall, full-back. . . • • ' The senior .version of the Sem- -irioles have -lost their first two /games of the season getting set back by Blytheville 33-7 and Paragould 14-7: Their opponent for Fri^day night won their first game of 4;he season from Parkin 18-0 and ran roughshod over Shawnee 60-6 so the indication is that the Semi- Holes must give forth what one of, their better ball games of the year -"for the Blue Devils will be out to avenge the 35-9 upeet from last year. - Although going down m defeat the Seminoles displayed a brand of ball against Paragould which gives indication of their improve- "ment and the inexperienced team may cause considerable trouble to their- opponents throughout the year. They will, however, go into the West Memphis game as defi- Defensively, Indians Stronger at Short By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Giants, with a solid defensive performer at each position, will take a smoother- working and healthier infield than Cleveland into the 51st World Series next week. Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB With Wtiitey Lockman, Davey Williams, Alvin Dark and Hank Thompson, the newly-crowned National League champions rate the edge over the Indians' quartet of Vic Wertz, B.obby Avila, George Strickland and Al Rosen. Only at shortstop where Strickland is considered a shade the better fielder than Dark does Cleveland shine. That's defensively. At the bat, the Giants' inifelders cannot match the power of Wertz and Rosen or the consistency of Avila, the American League's leading batter. .Whether Rosen physically will be 'at his peak is questionable. The latest report has Al's fractured finger of mid-June thoroughly healed. But he's now suffering from multiple ills—a charley horse in his right thigh, calcium deposits in his left foot and muscle spasms in his back. He'll be ready for the opener in the Polo Grounds next Wednesday. But how ready? Strickland a Problem Strickland, too, may pose a problem for Manager Al Lopez. Only two weeks recovered from a broken jaw, George has batted ,095 since his return to the lineup with only 4 hits in 42 at bats. At first base, there's little to choose between Lockman and Wertz. Both are converted outfielders, but 'Whitey made the switch in 1951, the Giants' last pennant-winning campaign and Vic shifted in June of this year, short- nite .underdogs, but this was the case last year when they sprang their surprise win over the Blue Devils. Probable starters for the Friday night tilt will ber Dewey Gentry, left end; Bernie Weiss, left tackle; Paul Goble, left guard; Dick Lucas, center; Jimmie Robbins, right guard; Allan Craig, right tackle; Larry Hulsey or Jackie Crosthwait, right end; Wade Rodgers,- quarterback; Jake Morse, right halfback; Kenny Clark, left halfback; and Nelson Hopkins, fullback. $ 4,900 IN CASH PRIZES NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Held in Blytheville — Mississippi County — World's Largest Rain Grown Cotton Producing County ,ly after his acqusition from Baltimore. Wertz is more of a home- run threat. Lockman, New York's leadoff hitter, is more consistent. Avila, with a .336 batting mark to Williams' >225, is the better hitter by far. Davey's strength lies in his ground-covering and pivot- making abilities, no small factor in the -Giants' pennant drive. Avila, too, has improved considerably in the field this season. Hit and Run Threat Dark, with 136 hits and a .295 batting average, • presents a hit- and-run threat in the No. 2 spot in New York's hitting order. Strickland is hitting .215 for the year. Off his most valuable Player.per- formance of 1953, Rosen has had a disappointing season. His .300 average , sprinkled with 24 home runs and 101 runs batted in is nothing to sneeze at. But last year, he hit .336 with 43 circuit blows and -145 RBI's. Thompson, the Giants' third base man, is a first-rate glove man. He's come on strong the last month and currently shows 26 homers and 86 runs batted in. Both clubs have versatile infield reserves. Two-Ocean View The unique experience of seeing the sun rise over the Atlantic and set over the Pacific can be enjoyed by people living in Panama. New York 95 Brooklyn 86 74 69 70 54 62 64 77 77 80 89 94 .638 .587 .573 .490 .473 .467 .411 .361 Milwaukee . Cincinnati .. Philadelphia St. Louis ... Chicago 62 89 .411 34 Pittsburgh 53 94 .361 41 Today's Games New York at Brooklyn Cincinnati at Milwaukee St. Louis at Chicago Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (2) Tuesday's Results New York 5, Brooklyn 2 Chicago 4-3, St. Louis 3-2 (First game 10 innings) (Second game called at the end of six and one- half innings because of darkness.) Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 0 - ' Pittsburgh at Philadelphia doubleheader, postponed rain. • World Series Heart Throbs and Howls. The Grounder LoesLost in Sun Brooklyn Bill Even Rocked Ebbets Field (Second of a Series) By FRANK FRISCH Written for NEA Service NEW YORK — (NEA) — Tfiere is a little place in Brooklyn which has produced, game for game, probably more weird happenings and thrills than any other ball park. It is, of course, Ebbets Field, where everything can and usually does happen. World Series games there have followed the pattern. It was in Flatbush in the Series^iimelight. WORLD SERIES VICTORY skids away from strike pitch to, Brooklyn catcher - Mickey Owen as he chases That's Henrich what would have, been the - game-ending third Yankee Tommy Henricfc to 1M1* heading for first. AMERICAN LEAGUE .433 .43,0 .351 .325 W L Cleveland 109 41 New York 101 49 Chicago 93 58 Boston 67 83 Detroit 65 85 Washington ... 64 84 Baltimore ..... 53 98 Philadelphia .. 49 102 Today's Games Chicago at Cleveland Washington at New York Detroit at Baltimore Only games scheduled Tuesday's Schedule New York 3, Washington 1 Boston 4-4, Philadelphia (first game 10 innings) Chicago 9, Cleveland 7 . Baltimore. 4, Detroit 3 GB 8 Pet. .727 .673 .616 .447 42 , 44 441/2 561/2 60/2 3-3 of 1952 that the sun got in Pitcher Billy Loes' eyes on a ground ball. Loes came on in relief for the Dodgers in the sixth game and pitched well against the Yankees until the seventh inning. Then, with a runner on first base, young Billy unceremoniously dropped the ball while standing on the rubbar. It was a balk, of course, that put the runner in scoring position. "Too much spit," Billy observed later, when asked how in the world he could simply drop the ball in a situation like that. After the balk, Vic Raschi, pitching for the Yankees, smacked a bounder back to the box. The ball took one .hop, zoomed under Loes' glove and against his knee and went for an error. established himself Minor League Baseball Playoffs Dixie Series (best-of-7) Houston (TL) 10, Atlanta (SA) 4 Houston leads American Association Semi-finals Best-of-7 Louisville 4, Columbus 2 10 innings —Louisville wins-4-3. Western League Finals .(Best-of-5) De? Moines 2 Denver 1 Des Moines wins 3-1 Read Courier News Classified With' the Dodgers leading, 4-2, in the seventh inning,' Carl Fu'rillo walked. With one out, Billy • Cox Casey was one strike away from knotting the Series at two games 'apiece and leaving the Brooklyn pitching sta-ff in commanding singled to right' field, Furillo stop- shape for the remainder of the Loes as something of an all-time something or other explaining away the miscue. "I woulda had the thing cold," he said, "except that the sun got in my eyes." This is the only time in history that, a ballplayer ever lost a ground ball in the sun. The catch of what shaped up at first as a routine pop-up saved' this Series for the Yankees in the seventh and final game and first put pong at second. Pee Wee Reese walked, filling the bases.. Duke Snider popped to Gil McDougaM. and when Jackie Robinson- lifted the ball almost straight up, Dodgers circled the ; bases while the entire New York infield remained motionless. It was Firs* Baseman Joe Collins' ball, but it hung in the air while spectators screamed. ."It loked as though the Yankees had fallen asleep. Then, with the roar of the crowd, came Martin from his position at second base. Billy the Kid had to run around Reese, who with two out was running, but with the wind pulling the ball away from him, on he came, cap flying off, legs churning to catch the ball like a Leon Errol not more than a foot from the ground and to the right of the pitcher's box. . One of-the-all-time bits of Series misfortune took place at Ebbets Field on an' October afternoon in 1941. It was the fourth game and two out in leading, the ninth. 4-3, with The late Hugh Casey fired two strikes past Billy Martin in the World Series Tommy Henrich of the Yankees. set. But the- big fireman elected to throw a spitball. It was a bad pitch, but Henrich, taking no chances with two strikes, swung. The ball struck the heel of Catcher Mickey Owen's glove and skidded back to the stands. * When Owen recovered the ball, Henrich was on first and Casey somewhere in another world. Joe DiMaggio rifled a single to left field and Charley Keller brought home two runs with a shot against the right field wall. There was the"-heart-breaker at Ebbets Field that saw Bill Sevens beaten out of a no-hit game and the Yankees defeated on the last pitch the large right-hander threw against the Dodgers in the fourth game of the 1947 Series. Walks had accounted for the one Brooklyn run and now with two out in the ninth and leading, 2-1. Beveas was having trouble again. He missed the corner with a fourth ball to little Al Gionf riddo. With the count 2 and 1 on a limping Pete Reiser, Gionfriddo stole second. Bucky Harris, managing /the Yankees, . then violated what long was considered the first rule of baseball. He ordered that Reiser be purposely passed, ting the winning run on bast. This brought up Cookie LavtgeV to and Eddie, Miksis ran for Reia* er. Sevens grimly faced Lavagetto. The sellout crowd was on its feet. Sevens still could get that unheard-of no-hitter in a World. Series. Sevens fired a fast ball and Lavagetto missed. The crowd was jumping. ;. • * * Then Lavagetto swung again — and became Ebbets Field and World Series history. He hit a whistling drive against; the right field. wall. Henrich chased the rebound while Gionfriddo and Miksia ran for their lives around the bases. Gionfriddo came across to tie and the shouting could be heard across - the river. Milcsis tor* around third base as Henrich finally got to the ball. A play .on Miksis at the plate was impossible. Players and fans mobbed Lava- gef-to. They talked about erecting -a monument for Cookie Lav&getto againts that right field wall. Everlasting fame had been snatched from Bill Sevens at the last minute. They couldn't have made it more exciting in a inovie. 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