The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 16, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 16, 1952
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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1952 Trucks' No-Hitter Sparks 'Shut Out Day in Majors Sports Roundup By By GAYU-; TA1JJOT e Now York a sigh of relief NEW YORK Giants breathed _ ...... , today. Willie Mays will he around for a few more days. But it is only a qm'slio!) ut lime and when that time comes it'll be a day the Giants loiiii may remember, Ihe feeling here is ihat the Cjiants, with Willie playing cemer- field every day, woutd slowly but -steadily increase theiv lend over the National League and tinalh v.'in then- stH'ond straight flat?. With the 21-year-old Ncgio playing for Uncle Sam, they might find ihem selves battling Brooklyn down to the wire rtgain-— especially if the Dod^er.s get pitcher Don Newcombe back from the Army, as now appears more thnn likely The feeling about Willie's import am:e to Loo Durocher's club possibly requires some explanation because Ihe Alabama kid is only .214, from far down In the batting order. Few teams could afford to carry an outfielder with such an anaemic average. Willie Is Wffiwnt ...But Willie Is different. Even if tm were not known for certain that he would odd about fid point* lo his present mark before the season ends, the Giants would be more than happy to go along with a boy who might possibly be Ihe greatest fielding centerfielder the game has seen, Leo never wavered on him when he weut hitless his first 21 tims up after reporting from Minneapolis last May 25. Those who have been close tu Durocher day after day in recent weeks declare th» little manager has worried more about Willie's approaching departure than he did after his other fine Negro out- Uelder. Monlle Irvln, broke his ankle in a training game at Denver. Irvin led the league in runs batted in last year and was the club's clean-up swalter. Blessed with a great pitching *Uff anil an infield which will in time be recognized as the best in either league, tho Giants have found they can gel along wllh patchwork leflfielding. They have missed Irvin's potent bat but still have managed to pull out in front k - of. the field. Compared with Speaker Thi« has been due in no small p*rt to the fact that a grinning, /either-footed kid named Willie Mays has been covering the great •*p«158 of centerfleld like the dew, from a few yards back of second b«se out to tha most distant fences «nd tor approximately a mile on •llhwr >4de. Whan either ol the other OlanU' pickets h»s mad* » c«tch he generally has had to yell WtHia away. W« were not privileged to have Men Trl« Speaker at his best. The Gray Eagle must have been something, but it Is difficult to imagine hi. having gon« any farther or h»ving made any play more sensational than several credited to Wil- Jto In less than a year of big league play. Giants writers say Mays' catches and throws already have Tigers' Ace Deals Zeroes To Senators in 1-0 Thriller By JACK HAN1> Viriril*Tnicks > fine no-liilter and the covcv of maior league shutouts raise some old questions. Are the nitclipvs lliat good or the hiltci'« thai weak? T'he conect answer probably Is somewhere between the two extremes. Certainly, there is no doubt that Trucks' brilliant uo-hit. no-run frame for Detroit against Washing- l o 11 yeslcrday was a superb effort. He walked only one a/id struck out seven. But Ihe hatlers j in uath leagues ti did little to earn Ilieir pay. The combined balling average ol both leagues for Ihe day was a sick .107. But for ( (i e * „, „» ' Phll! "!clphia A's Virfll Trucks, lo-hit hurst ag..,n.,i the SI. i:ouls Browns, it would have iieeu much worse. It was shutout day in the majors, with four of the five games in that category. The Phils' Robin Hc-berts was the only winner allowing a run Pitch In 1950 due to arm trouble Ihe hole. Ray Scarborough, one while taved «t least three season. games this Family Keeps Form Sine* Days of 1856 _ DBS MOINES W} - Few farms have been kept in the family as Jong as 3 quarter section of land near Ft. Dodge owned by 81-year- old John Hogan. The land was purchased in 1856 ' e n by Hogan's father for »1.25 an acre The original deed was signed bv President Franklin Pierce. Hogan has lived on the farm all but two years of. his life. His seven brothers and sisters were born and grew up there. And he gave up only throwing a five-hiller.' Trucks. Hay Scarborough of Bos- Ion, Alex Kellner of the A's and Billy Loes, Brooklyn's bonus baby all blanked the enemy. Thrilling Climax If Manager Red Rolfe had written the script, the Tigers couldn't have arranged for a more dramatic finish for Trucks' no-hitter. Tangled with Bob .Portcrfield in a scoreless struggle Detroit went down to the last out hetore winning the game. l-o. With, two gone In fhe last of the ninth, newly wed Vic Wertz blasted a home run into the upper ri^ht field stands. Right fielder Jackie Jensen didn't even bother to rim back. He Just trotted off the field Porlerfield matched Trucks iii the early going, pitching no-hit ball for 5 2-3 innings. He gave up only four hits in all. The no-hitler, second ever pitched by a Tiger hurler, was especially welcome to Trucks as his Jirst win of the season. The 33-year-old righthander had > 0-3 record and had been roughed for 13 hits In 8 1-3 Innings in his last previous start against Chicago.- After a fine comeback last year when he won his lust six games Trucks showed good form at training camp. He flopped badly when the season started. Yesterday the - - -- —•- •— Hi in nuuuie depended oji his controJ with an occasional fireball as an ace in oldsler, blanked (he Chicago" Wh'ile Sox, 1-0, as rookie Ted r.epeio's pay-off single won for Boston in the fourth. Paye Tlirom'bei ry another survivor of Manager ' Lou Bolidreau's spring youth ' movement, set up the rm, when he vyalked, slole second and went lo third on oalcher Phil Masi's wild peg. Le.icio drove him home will, one of the three Red Sox bin off loser Ken Ilolcombe, su|| a noll . winner. Vanks Move tip f.efly Alex Kellner shut out the uroiwis for the second NATIONAL New York Brooklyn Chicago Cincinnati St. Louis Philadelphia Boston Pittsburgh I.KAGUI: \V I, Pet 08 11 5 .173 . . .096 .51)0 .538 5 .•102 7 .458 7 .411 8 .119 15 5 1G 7 H 11 14 12 12 M 11 13 10 H 5 23 AMKIDCAN LKAOUK W L Pet OB Cleveland 18 9 Washington n 10 Boston New York St. Louis Chicago Philadelphia 15 )1 12 12 13 14 13 14 10 14 .C07 .583 .511 •> .500 4 .481 5 .481 5 .411 0 7 !3 .280 10 SOI.'TIIKRX Mobile New Orleans Chattanooga Atlanta Birmingham ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. 18 18 15 12 15 15 16 11 n n 25 PAGE SEVEN The St.I.ouis and Chicago defeats enabled the idle New York Yankees to lake over fourth place Th Yanks' final game at Cleveland was postponed because of cold weather. Loes took Billy full advantage of his first starting chance 'for Brooklyn to feeble Pirates, 2-0. The 22-yeur~oltl kid. who got a S2H,ooo bonus for signing in 1943 out of a high school m neighboring New Yolk bovc'i?h of Queens, had won three in a row on relief before Manager Chuck Dresseii gave him his big chance. The Pirates had six hiis, three by Pete Caslislione whose double was the only extra baser Brooklyn got lo Murry Dlckson 20-game winner in 1951. Loes isn't exactly a rookie signed in '48. he spent 1049 at Nashua, N. H.; and Fort Worth He remained with the Dodgers all through the i960 season, appearing in 10 games, all on relief. Loes was in the Army in '51. still on the national defense reserve list he doesn't count in the Dodgers' 2«-man player limit. Roberts would nave made it unanimous for Ihe shutout pilchers tf he hadn't dished up a home run ball to Joe Adcock of Cincinnati in tha sixth inning. The 5-1 decision was Roberts' sixth straight since he lost the opener. Rain and cold weather knocked out the scheduled Chicago at New- York and St.Louis at Boston games. VI:STI:[U>AY'S IU:SI;I.TS Niiliinial League llini- m; Brooklyn 2 0 in Phiia-! Philadelphia S Cincinnati 1 'Clilenfjo at New York, postponed rain. St. I.oui.s at Boston, postponed cold. American League Detroit IWashin^ton 0 Boston 1 Chicago 0 Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 0 New York at Cleveland, postponed cold. . S'fitfttirrrn Association Little Rock 5. Chattanooga 0. Memphis 4. Nashville 2. Birmingham 4. Mobile 0. New Orleans 4. Atlanta 3. TODAY'S P.AMKS iVational League Chicago at New York (2). Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. St. Louis al Boston night. Cincinnati at Philadelphia night. Pittsburgh's Broadcast Ban Forces IBS to Quit Operation DALLAS W _ Gordon McLendon, the youthful Texan who built a fabulous radio empire by bucking the laws of baseball to bring major league broadcasts to the hinterlands, gave Ii up today — at least until "the courts grant me relief." The man who first had to get his play-by-play reports ot major league games by listening to a New York radio station then send them lo Dallas via teletype, announced that his Liberty Boradcasling System, which grew to 458 stations, was suspending operations. He charged that the major and minor leagues entered a conspiracy to deprive him of his rights to broadcast and said the Justice Department "didn't have the guts" to light baseball's violation of the «re« of 50 miles of a minor league law. McLendon started his .Major league broadcasts in 1948 at the age of 27, doing the aiinouncm" himself and calling himself "The Old Scotchman." He bucked baseball law — that which prohibited broadcasting games at any Ads. | time of day or night within an 6 DAYS FREE TRIAL! We'll inslnl! al.snlufelv FRKK in your office or home .. I t igulim-e \\nulow Model Air Conililioner, Kniov tool comfort for fi ,i avs an(i ir V()uVe „„, comple(Je |- v satisfied . . . you're not obligated (o buy. SEE Haliell & White Before You Buy FRIGIDAIRE Window Model AIR CONDITIONERS HALSELL & WHITE Main & Dirision FURNITURE CO. Phone 6096 eague club s home base without the owner s consent. The Justice Department eventually ruled that the 50- mile rule was illegal. Then Ihe minor leagues claimed his broadcasts hurt their attendanc because of the "saturation" of baseball which kept people out of the minor league parks. H- disputed this and with contracts with major league clubs prospered until this year when he claimed his broadcasts were frozen out of 13 major league parks. He sued the 13 clubs, Commissioner Ford Frlclc and the presidents of the American and National leagues for $12 000 charging violation of the anti-tnis AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Chicago night Bosion tit St. Louis night. Now York at Detroit. Washington at Cleveland nij^ht, Soulliern Association Night Games Memphis at Nashville. • Little Rock at Chattanooga. Birminghapi nt Mobile. Atlanta at New Orleans. Sammy Snead Takes Lead At Wykagyl NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y. Mv- Sam Snead shot his way Into the lead in the J15.000 Round Robin tournament at Wykagyl yesterday with a round of 33-34—67. Taking live strokes off par Snead piled up 22 points in the odd scoring system. Second was Claude Harmon of Mamaroneck. N. Y., with a plus 16 gained on a 68. Carv Middtecoff shot a 10 for third place with 8 points. Clayton Heafne'r with plus six Doug Ford plus 4. and Jerry Barber plus 2 were (he only others MW HUIII.I, UCIITH-BIGIIT C'ilAMl'lOX - ».«»„,,„„ with npl.mos. | uiro Sa!:, 5 , an fcathcrurieht from Mexico ,s lu. ted to ,],, shoulders ol his handlers after he was named winner of II. «uild l.Jit»' t . W it ctamptowhip fielit in u« Angeles w.dnes- <ln in 1.1 fcilAs a onc-to-four underdo,., look the tnie f,o,n d^nding C'hnn 1|)1( >n jm> my carter of N CW York in » split decision. (AI- wire- Outfield Error Helps Memphis Quit Losing I?.v Tlit AsswintcMl I'r<*ss A couple of southern Association ,,, a n : , 8 t-,,, today were gm.i K some .series thought, to one of baseball's seldom publicized uliascs-outfiekl delense. Chattanooga's Ciil Ermcr worried*about his harct-hiuing outfielder. Jack Jones, Jones difficulty hi /ol- _ the flight of fly balls paved the way for winning Little Rock .surges two nights in n row. Last night, he lost a ball in the lights which u-cnt for a double am! .started, the Pebs' live-run spree in the llth innini;. The run cluster gave the Rocks a 5-0 victory and their second straight over the Lookouts. Another fly misjudged by Jones North-South Open To Be Discontinued riNEHURST. N. C. W _ The North and South open golf tournament, which was lo have marked Little Rock's three run winning blast Wednesday night. , I Is 50th anniversary next October Two costly errors hi the ninth has been discontinued in favor of inning by Nashville Ccntei fielder i a senior match play tournnwcnt for John Liplak helped Memnhis in n amateurs the week of Ocl 27 Decision tp drop the ancient fixture which had been held uninterruptedly since 1903 in this sand- hills winter resort vJHtige was announced yesterday by Richard S Tufts, president of Pinchurst Jnc ' sponsor of the tournament helped Memphis lo a pair of scores as the Chicks broke a 2-2 riendlock (o win, 4-2, for their first success in a week. Boston Black Beans Birmingham's Johnny Mackinson ran his scoreless skein to 19 innings In shutting out Mobile, 4-0. and New Orleans scored its second straight extra-inning, 4-3, victory over Atlanta. A brilliant, four-hit pitching Job by Lltlle Rock Rookie Alex Mc- Neilance handed Chattanooga its first shutout of (he season. The Peb monndsman was pulled In the last inning after wnlkin&r two bat- ler.s but the newly-acquired -five- run lend was protected by Ernie Funk. AI Sima. seeking his eighth victory, matched McNcilnncc mitil Jones' battle with the Llltle nock pitcher's pop fly launched bis downfall. Palace Open to Tourists BEAULIEU, England W,—Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. a 25-year-old -... „.«<, * ,,c.-, c cue umy ouicrs on Montagu of Beauiieu. a 25-year-old the positive side as the field of 16 bnchelnr, is the latest Briton to ease went into today's two rounds with different pairing law. He said he was given only a few afternoon games hf could broadcast and had been denied | iim atit'omobnc'^r" and'a 'imrcum ' it bro a «Ira S |i, 1!f ,,i K ht Bamc s at all. I of unval relics "'"^um his tax-hit finances by throwing oprti his stalely home to all comers —for 35 cents a head. As well 85 Benulicu's 150-year-old Palace House visitors can see five ancient motor cars, including Ihe one in which King Edward VII took his Field of 10 3-Year-Olds Expected for Preakness ».v JOHN t'HANDI I'll iir-HPr-f 51 ""-""""-''^^.^ ffiw&^&^texsxh the I'rcukm-ss sink,* at nnciw I'imlico tomorrow The : ' ant! :allo|>, eiUT.vuijr 574.000 in iulriecl iioney, ilrtnv six entiles yesterday when the secretary's olfii-e opened the box for Prciikncss horses. But Sub Fleet, the Dlxinim Stable cjire.M which got sei-omi place be- lul Kill Guil in tlie Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, and A. W Abbott's Blue Man, which rnsheii up to Bet third at Louisville, are yet to be named for the Mnryliuul classic. 'i'rainers or Hides dropped in the names yesterday of Sum E. Wilson's Gushing Oil, Mrs, Walter M Jeffords' O n e Count. Clsulave Smith's Handsome Teddy. jack Amfcl'x Count Flame, AI nia«ec(don from Harry F. OiiBsouheim'.s Cain Hoy Stable, and I'rinigin from Ihe Sim-mount Stable of E. n. Hi n jamin. Unless -somethinss drops down out of the clouds, these 10 ihruc year-olds u-ill make up the field, and if all face the starter at 4:17 p.m. cKKTI Salurdny the race will have a iat purse of SI 13.270. To Carry 12C Pimiirlg All starters will curry equal weight, 126 pounds, same as in the Derby, and the pnckngc Diev must pack If they go after the third number in the triple crown— Ihe $1(10,000 Belmonl stakes June 1 There is no lack of argument about which horse wilt uc the fa- voiile, in spite of Ihe tact Sub leet seems lo he the logical choice In view of his second in the Derby to Hill Ciail, The latter ! ft (lie Prenfcness rather open when he developed nn ankle Injury and was declared out of the Plmlico classic Sub Fleet followers think they'll get around 2 to 1 if Jockey Steve Brooks can win the race, to be televised and broadcast coast-to- coax! (CBS.TV & rntllo) starting at ' p.m. FST. Suflrrpd 1'oor Lurk On the oilier band, ijie ulue Man admirers claim Abbott's coll suffered some poor racing luck in Ihe Derby, and insist he's the logical choice, or at least should be co-lavoi-llc with Sub Fleet at about 5 to 2. The weatherman may have something to say about tho result. increasing cloudiness, warmer with showers. Trainers of Sub Fleet Blue Man, Guslmm Oil and IM- mate say an "off" track won't bother their hordes, Eddie Arcaro, who won the Ds- by with Hill Oail lor his fifth scor« in that mco, seeks his fifth Freak- witli One Count, He won tho Pi-onkncss with Whirlnn-ny, Clta. lion, Hill Prince and Bold. Swiss Income at Record UBKN, Switzerland t/v'i—Swtl-ter. land's national Income In 1051 v.'aj the highest on record and readied marly 51.000 per person. The to,M . national incom 000 In 1951 . e rose to $1,500 CM- FANCY FIGURE — French ngure-Skating Champion Juc. fiuclinc Du Bicf gracefully performs a high twist at New Cork's Rockefeller Plai» ice rink polishing up a new routine The pretty Parisian, who finished hi s h In Ihe Winter Olympics, has signed with the American Ice Caoadcs. (NBA) Building Group Planned TEL AVIV <AP)_A center for modern adohe house building will be set up in Israel by the U.N. Technical Assistance Department', it has been learned here. 'Hie center will iilwi train K engineers to supervise large-.scule adobe application. ATTENTION G1NNERS! With the exception ol Juck Loijail, we still have the .ami personnel to take care of you, Binning repair needs We rcllli, Ilk »„„ t ra | n , nws . rffm an( , ,,.„,,„„ hru , hM . • ml have . cornicle »t nc k of valves, elbow, (from H" lr> 14 ) and p,j,c. 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