The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 1, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 1, 1954
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGI NIMH World Series Scene Shifts to Cleveland Surprising Giants Confident of Victory By GAYLE TALBOT CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians were a poor security risk today, and they knew it. The special train which rolled through the night to bring manager Al Lopez's dejected troops back to the home folks and the third game of the World Series was a very unhappy piece of equipage. Not only were the once-proud American League champions down 2-0 In games to the surprising Giants, but they # * were down Antonelli Is Fabulous-Leo Giant Pilot Praises' Courage, Confidence Of Young Lefthander CLEVELAND <<P)—"Johnny Antonelli may develop into one of the greatest left handed pitchers in the history of baseball." The authority of this bold statement is Leo Durocher, garrulous manager of the New York Giants who admitted today he would not be directing a team in the World Series if it were not for Antonelli. "I am not saying that Johnny was more valuable than, let's say, Willie Mays or Alvin Dark," he said. "But this Antonelli kid is fabulous. He's a great pitcher right now. and he has the courage and confidence to go hand and hand with his tools. He showed me more guts out there on the mound yesterday than I've seen in a long, long time. In Jam after Jam "My goodness, he must have thrown 200 balls. 'He was in jam after jam. But he never let up. I'll bet he was throwing harder at the end than during the first half of the game." The 24-year-old Rochester, N. Y., southpaw turned In one of the grittiest performances of his career in turning back the Cleveland Indians 3-1 to give the Giants a 2-0 edge in the World 'Series. Unusually wild, .Antonelli walked six, besides giving up eight hits but he struck out nine, many with men in scoring position, to strand 13 Cleveland runners. Hayti i Juniors Burdette On Late Score Top •. Hayti's juniors scored . a touchdown in the last three minutes of play at Hayti last night to whip Burdette's junior Pirates by a 12-7 score. The junior Pirates battled from behind in the third quarter to take a 7-6 lead when Jack Petty scored Burdette's lone touchdown but the lead was shortlived. The Indians overpowered the Pi• rates in the late drive to push .across the winning tally. as well to the third .and vaunted member of their leasi "Big Three" pitching punch, Mike Garcia. They knew they were in bad trouble, and could only hope they were about to come out of the hitting slUmp which had left 26 oi their number stranded on the Polo G'rounds bases the last two futile days. As for Leo Durocher's Giants, they came out of yesterday's convincing 3-1 victory over Early Wynn dead certain "they had at least an even chance of closing it out by tomorrow night. Gomez Today Their second pitcher, young Johnny Antonelli, had throttled the Tribe in the pinches after seeing his first pitch knocked clear out of sight by Al Smith, Cleveland's left-fielder. , Today they were going with Ruben Gomez, the sad-eyed Puerto Rican screwbal- ler who won 17 games In his sophomore season. His teammates firmly believe he would tie the Indians in knots. Seldom, surely, has a World Series seen such an abrupt and early change in fortunes. It is difficult to realize that the Cleveland club, winner of 111 games, opened the series only two days ago as nearly 2-1 favorites. The failure of Lopez's sluggers to hit with men on base has been incredible. Almost equally incredible had been the success of Durocher's men in that respect. They solved Wynn, the 23-game winner, for only four hits in the second game- half as many as the Tribe socked off Antonelli. Yet only one of them was wasted, and only three Giants died on the sacks. Master All the Way Antonelli pitched a gritty game. The young lefthander could have glanced out at the Giants' bullpen almost any time during the afternoon and seen at least one of his hill mates getting ready to take him off the hook. But the call never was sent out, and at the end the bonus kid from Rochester, N. Y. still was master of every situation. Dusty Rhodes, the pinch-hitter extraordinary who broke up the opener with his dramatic 10th inning homerun, again stuck the knife deep into the visitors and bids fair to become another Giants folk hero, a sort of poor man's Willie Mays. It was Rhodes who knocked his fellow Alabaman. Willie, across with the tying run in the fifth, and who put the frosting on the victory with a towering smash against the right field facade in the seventh. He's now within one of the series record for pinch hits. As it happened, Antonelli had the privilege of knocking in the winning run as well as blind the Indians with his fast ball and sweeping curves every time they threatened to become obnoxious. Johnny's batting effort was only a force-out grounder to second- base 'in the big fifth', but it was sufficient to bring Hank Thompson dashing home from third withthe big run the tribe was never to get, back. JOHNNY ANTONELLI JIM RHODES Hutchinson Resigns As Detroit Manager DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers looked for a new manager today to replace Fred Hutchison, who resigned after balking at accepting & one year contract. Hutchlnson had managed the Detroit ball club two and a half years. BULLETIN DETROIT Wl — Bucky Harris today was named manager of the Detroit Tigers. He succeeds Free! Hntchinson, who resigned yesterday after refusing to accept a one year contract. He quit yesterday when club directors refused his demand for a two- year contract and offered him only the one-year agreement. Tiger President Walter O. (Spike) Briggs said: "We ended things on a high level. Hutch quit. He wasn't Bred." Briggs bustled today to get a new manager named without delay. O'Dou! Mentioned Speculation centered chiefly on 57-year-old Prank (Lefty) O'Doul, mer Yankee- and Indian second i baseman. j Others reported being considered Hayti scored its other touchdown j included: in the second period. ' Bucky Harris, former manager of THE ORIGINAL 1840 CABIN BOTTLE name 4O /amoud- it lia& become jiwt of ike Snglitli aCanyu SIX YEARS OLD 16 PROOF. E. G. BGOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BAROSTOWN, the Washington Senators. Bobby Bragan, manager of-Hollywood in the Pacific Coast League. Jimmy'Dykes, ousted manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Jack Tighe, former Tiger farm club manager and now a scout. It's reported Hutchinson quit Detroit because he has a chance to take over as manager of Seattle in the Pacific Coast League. Another report has Hutchinson joining the 'Baltimore Orioles as a coach. Coach Follows Coach COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (/Pi—A graduate of the University of Ken tucky this year, Lou Karibou has signed as an assistant backfield coach at Texas A&M. He was a halfback at Kentucky under new coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, who has taken charge at the Texas Aggies. Son Ordered Homer And Rhodes Obliged NEW YORK (AP) — Dusty Rhodes is getting accustomed to being a celebrity. When he first was projected into the limelight as his fantastic pinch hitting and a little bewildered. a result of was uneasy In the clubhouse of the New York Giants after they beat the Cleveland Indians. 3-1, to take a 2-0 World Series lead yesterday, Rhodes, who hit a homer and a single, was as relaxed as all get out. Oi his home run, a really solid poke, Rhodes said: "He (Cleveland pitcher Early Wynn) threw me five knucklers. He wasted one fast ball. It was a knuckle ball I got hold of. "But I was only following orders. My son told me to hit one for him before I left home." Captain Al Dark called catcher Wes Westrum the "unsung hero." "He was terrific behind that plate." said Dark. "He called for a tremendous assortment of stuff and Johnny went with him except for only one pitch that I know of. Johnny shook him off on a change up to Vic Wertz in the ninth inning, but otherwise, they worked perfectly." Nothing Wrong With Control Antonelli denied that there was really anything wrong with his control. "It was Just that I was being so careful," he said. "So much depended on every pitch. I was tired at the end. But I still felt I had my good stuff." How about the opening-pitcn home run by the Indians' Al Smith? "He hit one h—1 of a pitch. It, Was a real good fast bnll. but he got around on it real good, too." Durocher was all smiles. Over in the Cleveland dressing room, you could cut the gloom with a knife. "Not Helping the Club" Al Rosen, the big man of the Indians' hatting order, w«s disgusted with himself. "I don't know what to do." he said. "I want to play, but I'm not helping the club." Rosen has a bad muscle pull in his right thigh and he failed to score in the first inning from second | on a clean single by Wally West- | lake. Instead, he was held up at, i third and never did get all the way around. Manager Al Lopez was discouraged. Wynn was perhaps the most dejected. He had pitched a four-hit- performauces, he ter and lost. What kind or a pitch did he throw Rhodes when Dusty hit the home run. "A knuckler that didn't knuckle, he sighed. Dragons Play West Memphis Here Tonight Harrison High's Dragons go a their second conference win of the season tonight when they take on the West Memphis Lions at Haley Field. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m This game should be one of the Dragons' best home tilts as the Lions ore out to avenge the 10B-0 licking the Dragons handed them in 1952. Probable starters for the Dragons Ray, left end; Broadwater, left tackle; Smith or Bobo, left guard Payne or Dawson, center; Malone right end; Dean, right tackle; Norther, right gunrd; Strickland, quarterback; R. Sanders, left halfback Stokes, right halfback; C. Santiei's fullback. Setter Than a Birdie Porker Frosh Open Season With Little Rock JC Oct. 9 Childress, Michael, Gilbow Are Listed on Player Roster FAYETTEV1LLE, Ark. — Barely out of the "assembling stage", the 1954 Arkansas Shoats of Coach John Bailey will get an early preview of things to come in their opener with Little Rock Junior College in the Capital City on October 9. Bailey, who scouted the, Trojans in their recent meeting with Arcansas A&M, labels the Jaycees as "far more experienced, much heavier and easily the favorite' 1 in their annual game. "Prom what I've seen and heard, they're greatly improved In personnel and depth over last year's team — and they beat us, 37-22." The Shoat head coach said that his 44 freshmen had completed tests designed to determine their speed and strength; were continuing extensive blocking and lac- tllng drills: and had "pretty well been set In their positions. We've given them a look at single wing plays and scrimmaged a couple of times." Bailey added, "but they sure look ragged yet". The freshmen trotted up to the varsity field pound frnme at tackle, while Gurdon's 205-pound fullback. Joe Stricklin. has been moved to . Other changes has Btythe- ville's Bob Childress, formerly a blocking back and T-quarterback. now nt end ;and end Jack Snod- grnss of Poeahontas, now at tackle. Bailey snid that he was a long way from selecting a starling lineup for the JC opener — and may wait until dressing room time before the game. His sqund, however, has been fairly well set at these positions: (the order has no meaning) LE—Charles Whitworth, Helena: Don Baker, Terrell, Texas; Freddy Gill, Crossett; Pete Covington, McGehee; and Jack Boone, Hunts- vllle. LT—Richard Bennett. Little Carlisle; John Traylor, Mt. Pl«l*= ant, Texas; Ross Underwood, Grove, Okla,; and Sid Qutttl*. baum, Searcy. RE—Bob Children, Blytheville; Ben Grace, Bauxite; Billy Gilbow. Blythevlll«; Pit O'Hara, Fort Smith; and Marlon York, Fayettevllle. BB — Hui» Lindsey, Camden; Wayne Bolei, Terrell, Texas; Vincent Hulshof. Portageville, Mo.; Conner Morsoh* heirner, Parkdale; and. Pat Stock, Fayetteville, WB—Jerry Smith, CrysU) cUm, Mo.; Jimmy Clark, Llttlt Book; J. D. Cook, Eudora; and Thorp* Hamilton, McCrory. FB — Jtrry Ferguson, Rogers; Jimmy , Hoi- comb, Booneviile; Lw Boy Tftylor, Mlnden. La.: and Gene Roebuck, Could. TB — James Bujol, Jennings, La.; Donald Horton, DeWitt; Donald Hawkins, PorUge- ville. Mo.: Glen Wood, (mtekover and Lee Scruilon, Fort Smith. for some defensive scrimmaging | Rock: Rollie Luplow. Parkin; and [gainst the Rnzprbacks early this week. While easy prey to the varsity passing attack and wide anri sweeps, they gave a good account of themselves against running plays through the middle. Bailey inherited the usual heterogeneous group of players from assortment of high school offensive formations. Barely more than 10 per cent of his charges have had any single wing experience and only one of his five tnll- backs — Don Hawkins of Portageville, Mo. — played that formation in high school. Chlldrest At End The Shoot coaching staff (which Includes LeRoy Pearce nnd Trncy Scott along with Bailey) has also done some rearranging of personnel by positions — to better suit the size- and talents for college play. Parkin's fullback Rollie Luplow (one of the state's top scorers last year) will use his 220- NEW LONDON. Conn. (Hi — A high wind picked up a'chair the | live of this state says: "Conohlng Blcmton Collier Is Back Home LEXINGTON, Ky. Iffl — Blanton Collier is home at last. The new football coach »t the University of Kentucky and a na- other day from the porch of the New London country Club and sent it sailing 200 yards down the fifth fairway on this Connecticut storm swept landscape. One golfer, reporting from the safety ol the clubhouse, said that the chair traveled on "a slight hook, with plenty of topspin." at my home stale university is something I always had In the back of my mind. It was my ultimate ambition." Collier became widely recognized In football as the assistant to Paul Brown, head mentor of the Cleveland Browns in the pro ranks. FOR SALE SEAT COVERS Fiber »9.9'5 Plastic 13.95 Save up to $12.50 per set on our tailor made lent coien duiini our September Clearance Sale. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Hlshwaj 61 North Pholw S-8742 Jack Snodgrass, Pocuhontns. LQ— Billy Michael, Blytheville; John Boies, Terrell. Texas; flnd'Rlchard Udouj. Port Smith. C—Jay Donathan. Booneviile; E. C. Davenport, Lufkln, Texas; and Richard Holmes, Camdon. RO—Stuart Perry. Little Rock; Joe Stricklin. Gurtlon; and James Russell, Senrcy. RT — Bob Britt, Eye and Ear Golf Shots ALBION, Mich, ftf — Some golf addicts have played in snow, sleet ruin and against other forces ol the elements. But, two golf lit Albion took a whack at the game at night. And they didn't lose a ball. Flashlights spotted the shots while caddies, down the fairways, spotted the balls by ear. Ken White, pro at Battle Creek Mfirywood. shot a four-over-par 39 losing to Harold Quebbaman, the home pro, who had a 38 on the un- llRhtcd here. Duck Lake Golf Course Wallace, Baker In Video Bout CLEVELAND W>)—Col«y Wl*we of New York and Bob Baker of Pittsburgh, each hoping to e»rn » match with the No. 1 heavyweight challenger, Nino V&ldw, meet tonight in a nationally teltviMd 10- round bout at Central Armory •• 10 p.m. BST. Wallace, who one* defeated Champion Rocky Marclano while both were in the amateur ranki, was a 2 to 1 favorite over Baker and you could get even money that the bout would not go the distance. Baker currently li ranked ninth among the heavyweight contender*. Wallace, at present, It unranked. Wallace has knocked out It men, while Baker has 16 to hi» credit. The Pittsburgh fighter onot won a decision from Valdei. Marines to Rescue CHAPEL HILL, N. C. (*-WheB the University of North Carolina grid squad started training, Coach George Barclay found that only three of the Tar Heel lettermen tackles were reporting. He got good news at the last moment when Jack Mnultsby, 320 pound tackle, returned from the IT. •. 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