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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1954 BLYTHFHLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGESIVEN 4 Teams Still Fighting For World Series Cut Freak Double Play Hurts Reds' Chance ' By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer On the theory that $750 is still $750, four teams today retained a vital interest in the makeup oif the final major league standings. Caruthersville, Sikeston Play Bulldogs and Tigers Square Off Tomorrow at Sikeston Night By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE Two teams, undefeated so far this season, Will meet tomorrow night when the Caruthersville Tigers journey to Sikeston, Mo., to play the Sikeston Bulldogs. The Tigers have two wins stacked up for them while Sikeston has one. This contest will be the first Big Eight Conference game of the season for each. The Bulldogs are coached by Bill Sapp while John McGuire is Caruthersville's head coach. Last year Sikeston won over the Tigers 26-6. Caruthersville has tgn returning lettermen this year and Sikeston has nine. Returning Caruthersville lettermen are: Ends Hill and Lay, T kles Grigory and-Willis, Guards Taylor and Tanner, Backs Hughes, Leslie and L. Cook, and Quarterback Bartholomew. Sikeston's returning nine are: Ends Blackwell and Lohr, Tackle Don Webb, Guard Lathom, Center Edmiston, Halfbacks Largent and Marshall, Fullback Dyer, and Quarterback Glenn Matthews. Lawrence Gets 14th Victory Cards Annex 6-3 Win Over Cubs MILWAUKEE (£*) — Brooks Lawrence, strongarmed righthander who joined the St. Louis Cardinals June 24, has figured in 20 decisions for the Birds. Lawrence won his 14th game yesterday as he held the Chicago Cubs to five hits for a 6-3 victory. He has lost six times. The Cards' victory left them with eight victories and 14 defeats against the seventh-place Cubs this season. Losing pitcher Dave Cole belted a two-run homer off Lawrence before he was replaced by Jim Davis in the ninth when the Cards pushed "across their final two runs. The Cubs moved into a quick 1-0 lead in their first on a single by Frank Baumholtz, an infield hit by Gene Baker, an error by Laurence and Dee Fondy's sacrifice fly. Then St. Louis surged ahead with four tallies in the fourth on a single by Stan' Musial, Rip Repulski's double, an infield out, Ray Jablonski's double, two walks and a single by Wally Moon. Cole's homer came in the fifth, putting the Cubs behind only one run. The Cards, in the ninth, scored twice on two walks, Musial's double and Repulski's sacrifice fly. Musial collected three hits .in four trips to the plate. The $750 represents the approximate share per player of the World Series money for members of the fourth-place teams in each league. And fourth place still is quite a battle in both leagues; In the National only a game separates Cincinnati, now in fourth from the fifth-place Philadelphia Phillies. Boston leads Detroit by a game and a half in the American League. The Redlegs have just two .games left and the Phillies have six to play. Missed 3rd Strike Cincinnati still is screaming about a 3-1 loss in Milwaukee yesterday when a ninth inning rally was brought to an abrupt end by a freak double play.:- - ~ With runners on first and second and one out, pinch-hitter Bob Borkowski. struck out on a wild pitch. While' catcher Del Crandall chased the ball, Gus Bell dashed from second to third and Borkowski headed for first in a hurry since if the catcher "drops a third strike he usually has- to "throw out the batter at first. '', , v Crandall threw to third baseman Eddie Mathews in a vain attempt to catch Bell and Mathews fired across the diamond when he saw Borkowski racing for first. His throw hit Borkowski in the back and into right field and Bell scored from third. Then the umpires took over. After an 18-minute conference they ruled Borkowski was out automatically on his strikeout since first base had been occupied. Then they ruled Borkowski had interfered with the attempt to catch Bell because he drew a throw to first. The rules say m this case the other runner, Bell, is out. The two 'outs ended the game and the Reds filed a formal protest. Phils Clobber Bucs There was no room for protests at Philadelphia where the Phils walloped. Pittsburgh twice, 12-1 and 5-1. Robin Roberts won his 22nd game, a four-hitter, in the nightcap. Detroit beat Baltimore 4-1 on Steve Gromek's four-hitter and Boston wasn't scheduled. In other action the American eague champion Cleveland Indians equalled a 27-year-old record or the most games won by beating Chicago 3-1 for their 110th vic- ,ory. The National League, champion New York. Giants bowed 3-0 o rookie Karl pooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who set a ma- or league record by striking out 5 in his first start in the Big Time. The New York Yankees defeated iVashington 3-0 with Tommy. Byrne •Binning his third game as the Yanks came up with a triple play fifth in the majors this season. Brooks Lawrence won his 14th game for the St. Louis Cardinals checking the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on five hits. Two of the three Cub runs came on a fifth-inning homer by pitcher Dave Cole. _ Spooner, just' up from For Worth of the Texas League,, held the Giants to three singles, only one of them a hard hit ball. He fanned six in a row at one point and broke Cliff Melton's old rookie strikeout record of 13. Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 8 110 41 .728 102 49 .675 93 59 .612 17 J / 2 67 83 .447 66 85 .437 44 64 86 .427 45% 53 99 .349 57% 49 102 .325 61 Cleveland New York Chicago . Boston... Detroit .. Washington Baltimore . Philadelphia No games scheduled today Wednesday's Results New York 3, Washington p Cleveland 3, Chicago 1 : Detroit 4, Baltimore 1 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet; GB New York ..'.. 95 55 .633 Brooklyn 89 62 .589 87 64 .576 6% 8% 74 78 .487 22 71 77 \.480 23 71 80 .470 24V 2 62 90 .408 34 53" 96 .356 41% Milwaukee . Cincinnati . Philadelphia St. £ouis .. Chicago ... Pittsburgh . Today's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia First game suspended 6-6 after 8 innings of Aug. 15. Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 3, New York.O St. Louis 6, Chicago 3 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 12-5, Pittsburgh 1-1 MINOR LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Dixie Series (best-of-7) Houston (TL) 7, Atlanta (SA) 2 (Houston leads 2-0) American Association finals (best-of-7) Indianapolis 6, Louisville 5 (12 innings — Indianapolis, leads 1-0) Buffs Take 2nd Of Dixie Series HOUSTON GB — Dixie Walker's swift, ambitious Houston Buffs re- ;urned home today with a firm ;wo-game lead in the Dixie Series, confident that they have Atlanta's Southern Association champions on ,he ropes. Atlanta pitching, the factor which nailed down the Southern sennant but faltered in the playoffs, collapsed in the first two ames of the post-season Dixie classic when the Texas League Buffs swept to 10-4 and 7-2 vic- ories. Righthander Wi 11 a r d Schmidt TO TOP IT OFF? A CAKEES. BACK SEASON*. NO-HITTERS § > ' 1 BEEN r)N6 ALL , YEAff$ AND MOKE THAN 2.500 ONLY ONE MAJOR VICTOR A WOSLD GAM£ ...AND EVEti THAT GOAL M Carter E yes Lightweight Title After Win Over Babe Herman SAN FRANCISCO UK- —Pug- nosed Jimmy Carter, bolstered with another rugged win, today ixed his sights on the .elusive ightweight crown he lost last March. And he offered a fervent jrayer that --he wouldn't draw a bird postponement of his title rematch with champion Paddy De- Vtarco, a fellow New .Yorker. Carter belted out a 10-round unanimous decision over Freddie OBabe) Herman in a nationally televised fight last night. Only 800 ans paying $1,241.58 gross turned up in the 16,000 seat Cow Palace; Substitute Bout Herman, a Los Angeles Mexican who absorbs punishment like a ponge, was drafted from his New Orleans training camp as a sub- titute for DeMarco, who hurt an Ibow. Herman' had fought a draw with Carter in 1952. The Carter-De Marco title bout now is scheduled Nov. 17 at the Cow Palace. ' ^ Carter weighed 137 and Herman 140. Won Convincingly The New York Negro won convincingly but- had to go ,all the way against an opponent who stood up like a -pillar • under flailing barrages. Carter dropped Herman in the first round but Babe was up without a count. Carter fought despite a sprained ankle, suffered . in training Saturday. His ankle was taped heavily. ielded a single in the first inning ast night and a home run to Tank DiPrine in the second, then hrew -a no-hitter for the last seven rames and fanned 11 Crackers long the way. • WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICK AS A WB A DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Carolyn Ruth Raymond, Pltf. vs. No. 12,764 George D. Raymond, Dft. The defendant, George D. Raymond, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Carolyn Ruth Raymond. Dated this 22nd day of Septem- Fred Mahaffey Talk Of Skyline Conference (This is another in the series of top collegiate football players.) AP Newsfeatures DENVER — Football fans of the Rocky Mountain region this season are keeping their eyes peeled for a 20-year- old Carlsbad, N. M., halfback in the Denver University lineup. Fred Mahaffey ,this year a senior and slated to see plenty of action, set high standards as a junior He led his team in rushing, pass receiving, punt returns and kickoff returns. His 13 touchdowns for 78 points last year shattered the previous Denver University record of 69 points set in 1949. This tied him for third in the nation. it wai accomplished on a team that broufht up the rear in the Skyline Conference last season. " The 173-pounder plays right halfback, a position that normally doesn't get as much action at Denver as left half and quarterback positions, Pioneer Coach Bob Blackman started using his V-formation while chieftain of the San Diego Naval Training Station team in 1943. He believes .it combines the speed of the T-formation with the power of the single wing. ; The V-formation is similar to the split-T except that the fullback takes his position slightly behind -and to either side of the quarterback and is used much like a single wing blocking back. Despite the disadvantage of a losing team and a relatively inactive position, Mahaffey topped his team with 616 net yards rushing- and carried the ball 150 times—more than any other Skyline player. He caught J6 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns, returned 7 punts for 98 yards and 8 kickoffs for 179 yards—beating his teammates' records in all these categories. Tornadoes usually occur when an invisible, but real, wave in the atmosphere breaks, somewhat like a single wave of water toppling over as it hits the shore. The breaking atmospheric wave, known as a pressure jump, is believed to be the trigger that sets off tornadoes and .other severe storms. Millions ^UtC made Some call it "over ice 3 " 5 ... some call it "on the rocfe«"...but by any name, today it's a nationwide favorite! To become so famous, this drink needed the superb taste of a whiskey like 7 Crown. For it takes the smooth palatability of Seagram's 7 Crown for an over-ice drink to be fully enjoyed! Seagram-Distillers Corporation, New York City. Blended Whiskey. 86.8 Proof, 65% Grain Neutral Spirits. World Series Heart Throbs and Howls— 'Pace Yourself to Showers' Taylor Found You Don't Take Series Lightly (Last of a Series) By FRANK FRISCH NEW YORK (NEA)—World Series are for big money. Baseball's fall show is a very-serious business to the combatants, but there has been many a chuckle down through the years. The Dodgers started Harry Taylor against the Yankees in the fourth game of the 1947 Series, lor example. Taylor, who had been handicapped by arm trouble, walked the first three merL Clyde Sukeforth, the pitching coach, hustled out to the mound. "What's the matter?" asked Sukeforth. "Nothing, rna fine," replied Taylor. "But the bases . . . what are all those guys doing on the bases?" demanded Sukeforth. /'Oh." Taylor answered, "I'm pacing myself." "Well, go to the dressing room and pace the floor — you're through," said Sukeforth. The 1939 Series, swept by the Yankees from the Reds, brought out what first was considered hiimor, but later, when the facts came out, sympathy for big Ernie Lombardi, the Reds' catcher. .''•„.• * • »•,. * : -. In. the fourth tame in Cincinnati, the clubs were tied, 4HL at the end of nine innings, Bucky Walters pitching "for the Jleds, Johnny Murphy .for the Yankees. Prank Crosetti was ori third base, Charley Keller on second when Joe DiMaggio whacked a long shot to right field. Crosetti scored and, on the throw- in, Keller, the burley King Kong, slammed into Lombardi, knocking him. colder than: a, bloke'hit squarely by Rocky Marcianofe DiMaggio .running for all he had, reached third base and when he saw Lombard! still down, tore for tiorae and leaped across the prostrate catcher to score on a single. It looked funny to "see this big ber, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk: By ERNESTINE PETERSON, D. C. Ed :B. Cook, Atty. lor Pltf. Claude F. Cooper, Atty. Ad Litem. ,—9/23-30-10/7-14 CAP FLYING, Yankee Billy Martin runs for his life to catch pop fly in final jame of '52 Series- bear of a guy taking a snooze at the plate in full view of more than 30.000 people. World Series thrills? A book could be written about them. There, has been one after 'another before and after Grover Cleveland Alexander came out of the bull pen to strike out Tony Lazzeri with the bases full and save the Cardinals at Yankee Stadium in 1926. » ' » * • . • This old-timer got a tremendous thump out of the seventh a.nd final game last year. There were-63,370 people at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, ahead of the Dodgers, three games to two, had a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning and Allie Reynolds had just gotten a man out. : The Yankees seemed a shoo-in for -their fifth "straight world championship. Great excitement ran through the throng. Duke Snider walked, but it seemed a harmless sort of a thing, lor here wai". Cart Furillo stepping up. Furillo had a bad hand which hampered him in hitting. Son** seemed surprised that Charley Dressen let *"'?" bat. Purillo ihook hi§ hand as he tooic his stance—as if to shake the pain out of it.Then h» hit a 3-2 pitch into the right field stands and the Dodgers were back in the Series again. * * - * ; ... • The Dodger* took the field behind C!em Labine as the Yankees cam* up and it looked as if Manager Dressen still had hit chance to beat them. But the Bombers got runners on first and second baser with one out a»d Billy Martin, slapped a grounder right through the middle and the old Jtardhain. Flash had himself another thrill as Hank Bauer raced across the plate from second base.. Every time somebody begin* talking about this year's World Series, I think of AL Smith, the ballplayer. Smith last year divided his tim* between Cleveland and Indianapolis of the American Association- This year he starred in left field for the Indians and now he's in his first World Series. In major league experience, Smith is just a kid who 'probably figures he has things pretty well- under control after a fine season. He knows what he's going to da with the $8000 or more he's going- to get from the Series.' He "knows •what to expect from.rival pitchers. He's gone over that with Al.rLopez. But the one thing Al Smith can't possibly know—and I don't believe anybody can tell him—is what it's like to walk out on the field for the first World Series game of your life. ' -' ; * * ' . * I found that out in 1921 as * New York Giant. I came out of the Polo Grounds clubhouse ready to go, .a fresh kid who had—I was busy re-, minding myself — seen all ther* was to see as a major leagtier, But one look at the-.field — clogged by something lits lilae million newspapermen and big shots — and another at the stands, flag-draped and packed, and I" nearly fell over. I got four hits against the Yankees—three singles and a triple—' but I never knew it. I \?as some- . where in another world. Nervous? You don't know what ~ the word means, Ask Al Smith after that firrt game. He'll be able to tell you. * • COTTON GROWERS! 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