The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1954 · Page 9
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1—' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1954 2LYTHEVLLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG1 NIN1 Giants in Driver's Seat After Thrilling Victory Just Swinging For Hit-Rhodes Giants' Hitting Hero Satisfied Without A Starting Position By BEN PHLEGAR NEW YORK (.?)—"Lep says he'll use me\ where he thinks. I'll help most but I say all there is to baseball is hitting and if I couldn't hit I wouldn't have any fun." James (Dusty) Rhodes, an Alabama boy who rose to fame in Leo Durocher's "star of the day" technique of winning the National League pennant, showed his boss he had learned his part to perfection. .His dramatic pmcn nomer with two on and one out in the 10th zoomed the. Giants to their 5-2 triumph over Cleveland in the first game of the world series. The homer was only the fourth such pinch hit in series history and was the 'first by a player who never before had been at bat in a series game. And it came on the first pitch. But Rhodes wasn't worried about records, or firsts, as he basked in the limelight of the noisy clubhouse after the game. "I was Just swinging for a hit," he said. ."I wasn't trying for a homer. I knew it was safe but I didn't know it was going all the way till it fell in." World Series Opener Typical of Both Clubs By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — It will be necessary to go on and play out the World Series, but it is difficult to think of anything that might -happen from here on that the boys didn't dish up in that 10-inning opener yesterday at .the Polo Grounds. Giant fans Beware That First Game Jinx NEW YORK (I?i — Giant fans, beware! In three of their four previous series they have competed the Giants won the first game, but lost the series. In 1924 they beat the great Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators 4-3 in 12 innings, but lost the series in seven games. In 1936 they beat Red Ruffing and the Yankees 6-1, but dropped the series in six games. In 1951 they whipped Allie Reynolds and the Yankees 5-1 but again dropped the series in six games. That was a real hard rock of a baseball game, from the moment the first ball was thrown until, more than three tense hours later, Dusty Rhodes draped the fourth pinch homerun in all World Series history into the right field stands to wrap it up for the underdog New York Giants 5-2. The Giants today were in an advantageous position. They have the fully rested Johnny Antonelli. a 21- game winner, poised for a second thrust at the Cleveland Indians today. Antonelli, a lefthander, figured fro mthe start to possibly give the Indians the. most trouble. Lemon's Loss Bob Lemon, one of the Indians' had the same target to shoot at all through the sunny afternoon. Grissom Was Stopper Of deep satisfaction to the winners was the manner in which their relief star, the veteran Marv Grissom, walked in there to stop the Tribe in its tracks after their starter, Sal Maglie suddenly felt his 37 years in the eighth inning and his reliever, Don Liddle, had been clouted for one of the longest and most sensational putouts -ever seen anywhere. And last, but far from east, it was their wonder boy and official team eleetrifier, Willie Mays, who save dthe game with his truly two 23-game winners absorbed eys- I amazing over-shoulder catch of terday's defeat.. Early Wynn, the; vi c Wertz' towering 450-foot smash other big winner., was Manager Al'"~ -—------" —-" —— ----- -••-* Lopez's choice for the second game, starting at 1 p.31.. Another capacity crowd, matching yesterday's 52,571 turnout, was expected. The weather forecast was cloudy and warm. It is, true that Rhodes' climatic swipe was very much of the Oriental variety for which the Polo Grounds is notorious. No shorter home run can be hit in any ball park' than was this 270-foot specimen that a fan muffed only inches above the green barrier. But it also to centerfield wall with two Indians on base and none out in the eighth. The boy from Alabama didn't get a hit off Lemon's sinking stuff, but he gave notice that he will be a tellin gfactor all the way with that catch and his steal of second after Lemon had walked him for the second time with one out in the 10th. The steal caused the Indian ace to pass Hank Thompson purposely to set up a possible double play, and that gave Durocher the opportunity to- insert lefty swinging Rhodes for NOT A CHORUS LINE—Lillian Russell's day had nothing on this rather ample display. There's plenty of beef as the Kansas State Wildcats gather round to hear words of wisdom from Coach k Bill Meek. (NEA) Dressing Room Dope— Hitting, Not Great Catch, Excites Mays Injuries Hit Steers Rczorbacks Hold Arc Light Drills; Matthews Is Ailing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS University of Texas Coach Ed Price found himself with the Southwest Conference's most impressive sick list Wednesday as he worked to get the Longhorns back on their feet after last week's loss to Notre Dame. is a fact that the slugging Indians [slumping Monte Irvin. By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (ft— Say, hey, now, was that the greatest catch of his young career that Willie Mays made on Vic Wertz in v the New York Giants' 5-2 opening World Series victory yesterday? "Naw," said the happy-go-lucky Willie in the dressing room. "I had the ball all the way. There was nothing too hard "about it. I've made better catches. But what about my hitting? I wasn't help up there at the plate." Over in the corner, Johnny ..Antonelli, the Giants' pitching nominee today, was in deep conference with starting pitcher Sal Maglie. "Just a regular game for us," shrugged Johnny. * * "We won the Many Fine Plays in World Series NEW YORK (£»}—Willie Mays' sensational catch of a tremendous smash by Cleveland's Vick Wertz kee stadium's left field bullpen but Gionfriddo m after a long run, speared the ball just as it was about to in the eighth inning of yesterday's | drop in for a home run. Brooklyn world series opener was but the latest on the list of great plays that highlighted world series history. a number of outstanding plays featuring such players as Al Gionfriddo, Billy Martin, Enos Slaughter -and Eddie Stanky. Praise from Willar Trophy Play to Begin PORT SMITH, A'rk. (£>)—Play for the championship of the Willar Memorial Trophy opens here today with more than 107 top amateurs registered for the event. Sgt. Earl Mitchell of Camp Chaffee will defend his title. Vincent Allison of Fort Smith, medalist of the 1953 tourney, and Bill Mosley, ,...., „ „ _.. last year's finalist, also are reg-i two out and Dimaggio at bat. Joe| was caug ht napping with his back istered. . ' • hit a terrific drive toward theYan- to the plate. The play came in th Joe DiMaggio, the former Yankee clipper who is covering the current series as a newsman, called May's catch greater than Gionfriddo's in 1947 world series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. And he should know, since he was the victim of the Brooklyn outfielder's great play. The Yanks led three games to two. In the sixth inning of the sixth game with Brooklyn ahead 8-5, New York had the bases loaded, seventh game and Slaughter's run provided the 4-3 margin of victory. won the game but the Yanks took the series. Martin's Fine Catch Billy Martin made a fine catch in the 1952 series against the Dodgers. In the seventh game Brooklyn had the bases loaded in the seventh. With two on 'and two out, Jackie Robinson hit a ball straight into the air. With Yankees milling undecided under the ball, it seemed it would drop untouched until Martin racing in, caught the ball near th mound just as it seemed certain t hit the ground. The Yanks wo 4-2. Then There was Slaughter In 1946 with the St. Louis Car dinals facing the Boston Red Sox Enos Slaughter raced from firs to home on Harry Walker's singl to left center while surprised short stop Johnny Pesky of the Red So> Save time...Save work.. SAVE DOLLARS! $ 134 95 FULL 5l/2 FEET WIDE! FAMOUS FEATURES! FAMOUS QUALITY! EASY TERMS! limited time onlyl >- x ^ v 4 \ '''''J: ? '* '"' ' ' Z"' f '' '*"''££ ADAMSlPPLiAiElo. New Duck Shot In Production . SAN FRANCISCO (R — Production of a new shot shell which will transform the standard 12 gauge shotgun into a magnum duck and goose gun was announced here today. The purpose is to reduce waterfowl losses by reducing the crippling shots which permit birds, to flutter away, only to die unfound in marshes. The new shell is being produced in Western Super-X and Winchester Super Speed brands by Olin Industries in size 2 and 4 shot. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Carolyn Ruth Raymond, Pltf. vs. No. 12,764 George D. Raymond, Dft. The defendani, 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 September, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By ERNESTINE PETERSON, D. C. Ed B. Cook, Atty. for Pltf. Claude F. Cooper, Atty. Ad Litem. 9/23-30-10/7-14 pennant with finishes like this all | wish Al Dark's hit had gone into season long." He was referring, of course, to Dusty Rhodes' 10th inning, two-on- base home run. Maglie Wasn't Sharp "Well, Johnny," laughed the usually dour Maglie, "us old gaffers won the first one, so now it's up to you to get No. 2." Then the Barber, who 1 left the game just before Mays made his great catch, tcid newsmen: "I. didn't tire so much. It was just that I didn't have real sharp control of my curve ball. I couldn't hit the outside corner against the lefthanders. That's what got me in trouble. "And that Wertz. The way h was hitting today you couldn't ge him out. I guess we don't kno^v him as well as some of the othe Cleveland hitters." Maglie probably will be ready t start again Sunday or Monday, al though manager Leo Duroche wouldn't say just when. Durocher added he wasn't s sure now that ne'd start Ruebe: Gomez in tomorrow's third gam in Cleveland. Don Liddle migh get the call. Leo's "Big Guy" Leo was all talk, though, abou Rhodes' game-winning, home run "He was my big guy in a jam and that's what he's going to b for the rest of the series," en thused Durocher. "Dusty did jus what I've come to expect him t do. Bring him up in an importan place and bang—you're back in th clubhouse." Said Rhodes: "The biggest hit of my life." Over in the Indian dressinj room, Wertz, who had four hit but- had his big one caught, sa sadly before his locker. "That was trie Hardest ball hit all year," he said. Manager Al Lopez went even further. "Longest Out, Shortest Homer" "It looked to me like the lohges' ball our club has hit all year There wouldn't.-have been a tenth inning if Mays hadn't caught it. "Well," he sighed, "we were beaten by the longest out and the shortest homer of the year." Rhodes' homer certainly wa: short. It arched just about 270 fee down the right field foul line. Losng pitcher Bob Lemon, the victim of Rhodes' "blast," was unhappy even thinking about it. "I was worried all through the game that something like that would happen," he said. "If they had to beat me with a homer, I the stands in .tnejainth. That one was hit good, but I guess the wind kept it out." NATIONALLY ADVERTISED! I 206-08 W. Main Phont 2-2071 PUT CREEK RODEO Sat. Night—Oct. 2. 8 PM—Fairgrounds Grandstand Blytheyille, Ark. BARE BACK BRAHMA BULL RIDING CALF ROPING BARE BACK BRONC RIDING CUTTING HORSE CONTEST CLOVER-LEAF BARREL RACE FOR LADIES SADDLE BRONC RIDING "SPARKI BLUE" AND HIS TRAINED MIDGET MULE Featuring such performers from Texas as DOUG CARING—Top roper in the Southwest LUPE GONZALES—famous Southwestern bull rider LYLE CARING—top bronc rider In the Southwest FREE FREE Friday Af ft moon—3:00 PM-4:30 P.M. In Cooperation with the Cotton Picking Contest Grade School Champs Down Central 6-0 Sudbury's defending champions generated one big scoring punch to take the first "leg" on the 1954 '"Y" Grade school football championship by defeating Central 6-0 at Little Park yesterday afternoon. On the first play of the second quarter, Gary Lendennie took the ball on the end-around and lugged it 32 yards behind good blocking to reach pay dirt. The extra point attempt was no good. Sudbury was not able to threaten seriously again and most of the contest was played in midfield. Central threatened early in the opening period on the recovery of a Sudbury fumble and drove to the opponents' 18 yard mark, only to lose the ball on a fumble. In the fourth quarter, Bob Jacques and Bill Gouriey sparked a drive that was rolling goalward and reached the Sudbury 25 when time ran out. Sudbury's only other threat came when Tex Turner's punt went straight up and rolled dead within two yards of the point from which it was kicked, on 'the Central 28. But the Central defense tightened and took the ball. Mots of Sudbury's yardage was the result of a razzle-dazzle attack, featuring reverses, double and even triple reverses, with the entire backfield often handling the ball. Next game of the league will be played Tuesday, when Sudbury meets the Lange Wildcats, at Little Park. Quarterback Charley Brewer, fullback Bill Long and halfback Delano Womack — all starters— were missing from the Texas backfield during drills on pass defense and piint returns. Brewer's sore throat, WomacK's leg injury and Long's trip to the dentist left Billy Quinn the lone first-stringer in the backfield Wednesday. All three are expected to be back in the lineup when the Longhoros meet Washington State Saturday at Austin. Second-string end Morton Moriarijy is the team's only casualty not expected to play against the Cougars. He has a leg ailment. Elsewhere in the conference, two sets of footballers started getting their eyes used to the dark in preparation for their first night Barnes of the "season this weekend. To High School Field Southern Methodist, and Arkansas moved their workouts to high school fields and worked out under the lights for the first time this season. The Methodists meet Georgia Tech Saturday night at Dallas, and Arkansas moves to Fort Worth to face Texas Christian in the conference opener for both teams. Arkansas scrimmaged very lightly as Coach Bowden Wyatt moved to keep the injuries down for the Porkers. They'% T e already lost one top man — end Walt Matthews, who was hurt in a Monday scrimmage. Pass patterns and timing o» ground plays'got the attention in the SMU workout. Coach Woody Woodard said the drill was held mainly to get the team used to play under the lights, commenting that he thought the Mustangs were already set for Georgia Tech. Lineup changes were in prospect at Rice as Coach Jess Neely hunted a starting fullback for the conference co-champions in their Saturday night game with: Cornell at Houston. • Seeks Quarterback Neely, who spent the early weeks of the season trying to pick a starting quarterback for the Owls, started on a new search when Mac Taylor and Jerry Hall, his.first two fullbacks, turned up with knee injuries expected to keep them out of action Saturday night. 1—~ •••-. Texas Christian Coach Abe Mar-' tin, fearful sf a letdown after last week's thriller with the tFruyersity; of Oklahoma, came through withy word that spirit is holding up fine for the conference clash with Arkansas. Martin said the defens* looked particularly sharp Wednesday, commenting-, "We're coming back." '. •"•: ' ••.•: . •' , ' .v RE-OPENING SKATING RINK FRIDAY, OCT. 1 7:30 P.M. 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