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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1948
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KKMT Veterans Among Major League Hurlers Steal the Show From Newcomers as Season Opens By Carl l.unquist L'nlled Pr«« Sports Writer NEW YORK. April 21. (U.I'.)—If youth must have Us fling on major league pitching mounds (his season then somebody beller tell (he old and experienced fellows about it. , Apparently they haven't heard. For there were sir guys with a lolal of 69 years in major league rosters who had the big opening dav program pretty much to themselves yesterday and the kids iust weren't in it at all. * — BLYTHEVILT.E (ARK.T COURIER Game Co lied, Flood The veterans were Truelt <Rip> Sewell. 40, of the 'Pirates. Einil Leonard, 38, of Ihe phils, jiiurry Dickson, 31, of the Cards, Sid Hudson, 30, of the Senators, and of course, Bobby Feller, 30, of Die Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis »» w/uioc, ouuu.v rt.iii_'r, ji>, 01 UiC < •"••"'j Indians and Hal Newhousor, 27, of Mobil the Tigers. . Nashville As so of leu In the past, Fclltr, \ Atlanta . 12-years n major leaguer, was the I Birmingham "show stopper." Before the largest I Chattanooga utll(> Hock . Ncw Orleans . opening day crowd In major league history, 73,163, Keller pitched tlic Indians to a two-hit, 4 to 0 victory over the Browns at Clevel.mci, His battery mate, catcher Jim Megan, led the 11-hit offensive support with three hits Including a two nut homer. Newlioiiser Beats Chicago N'ewhouser, trying to come back , after a disappointing season, pitch- 1 Boston ed an eight hit, 5 to 2 victory over Kl>w York the White Sox at Chiago, biit vie- Chicago tory didn't come until three successive singles, one bv Hal himscll. put across three runs" in the ninth. W. , 3 n . 2 2 2 . 1 . 1 1 I'liilailclplila Sl - l-oms Brooklyn Pittsburgh Cincinnati NATIONAL LKAGUK W. L. However, Newhouser. now In ......... 1 t . ..... \ 1 1 ...... 0 0 ..... 0 1VEDNKSDAY, 'APRIL 21. 1948 Charley Gilbert PacesVolsfoWin Slams Two Homers As Nashville Downs Chattanooga 9 to 3 PC!. 1.01)0 1.0(10 .500 .500 .000 I .000 I Philadelphia AMERICAN' LEAGUE W. I,. ninth year with the Tigers, eol off ' Detroit . to a fine start a year ago also, \ Cleveland New York Washington Per,. 1.000 l.OQO 1 000 .500 .SCO .COO .000 .coo shutting out the Browns with four hits on-opening day. w.^mmji Hudson, an eight year man In St. Louis big league seniority, led the revenge , Chicago session In Washington In which Ihe I Boston Senators got even with tlie Yankees for their humiliation before President Truman by scoring a 9 lo 1 win. -The Yankees gol only five hits off Hudson, all singles. \S'ash- Inglon got to Yankee Starter. Ert Lopal, for five runs In the Jirst inning, four on Tom McDride's In- slde-the-park homer. The Nats made 12 hits- Lopat's defeat must have been' satisfying to Feller off in Cleveland for it was Lefty Ed who beat. Feller with a six-hit opening clay shutout last year when he was with tlie While Sox. Dlekson Gels Shul-Ont Dickson, a nine year man with the Cards, pitched masterfully in the pinches, though he gave up 10 hits In a 4 to 0 triumph over Cincinnati at St. Louis. The Reds got nils in every Inning bill only once did they gel a man lo third base. Thai was in the ninth when he ended the ball game by striking out pinch hitler Augie Galan and Franlcie Ifeumhollz, who had touched him for four straight hits. The Cards made 11 lilts, four In the third when they got three runs. Enos Slaughter's triple and n wiH pitch accounted lor the final lail' in the sevenlh. Leonard, 15 years of major league baseball on his page In Ihe record book; cooled the hard-hilling Braves with six hils In a 3 lo 1 triumph at Philadelphia. The Phils' new shortstop, Eddie Miller, hit a homer « talent upon which he concentrates In the Spring. Sewell, granddadd'y of the lot with 16 years as a major leaguer, wasn't even listed as a pitcher on the pirate roster this year. But he came out of retirement as a = - - - - - ci-ach and made Manager Bill t /\__-_: r> T'l«. Meyer's Pirate debut In Pittsburgh j Wpen I nQ-L/OV I UTS * winning one by pitching a six-hit. ; i i A 3 to 2 triumph over the Cubs, then In N\OlOf rounding out a gala day by hitting I * * h0mC IL, „ , „, . m - v TInilci! P "-M> Dodjers B»at Giants A l o(a i nl 2, 85I3 Rookie Roman Basgall also hit filed into seven tiialor a Pirate homer while Phil Cavar- p!irl!s TU^,^. f™^ Muilily w;iU-is ,,r llu- HuckinH HIM, umniifi Ohio University's ''"sobull I'l'ld iit Allans from Unto to six feel in depth, star pitcher Mark Wyhf malt us his move slmidin,; in a rowboal five feet above 111 11'box I hi' <tu{joiils lire submerged, water hips at the lower scats _m the sl.-umim. Only half of a 10-foot fence shows above water line. Sudbury's Green Waves Defeat Catholics in Kiddie League Tilt Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN' LEAGUE Nashville 9, Chattanooga 3. Memphis 10, Little Rock 2. Birmingham 8, Atlanta 4. Mobile 1C, New Orleans <. AMERICAN' LEAGUE Cleveland 4, St. Louis 0 Detroit 5. Chicago 1. Washington 9. New York 1. Only games scheduled. 'NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 3, Boston 1. St. Louis 4, Cincinnati n. Pittsburgh 3. Chicago 2. Brooklyn 7, New York 6. Today's Games SOUTHERN' LEAGUE (Night Games) Memphis at Little Rock. Atlanta at Birmingham, Nashville at Chattanooga. New Orleans nl Mobile. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati ul St. Louis. Chicago a; Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at New York, Boston at Philadelphia. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit al Chicago. Philadelphia at noslon New York al Washington. Only games scheduled. I 7 IX Si 3 Fnnc IU ' JI ' J r a«IS A, tolal ° r 218.513 paying fans Swlbmy'f galloping Green WavM joined Ihe I/a HBO Wildcats at, tin: l'.ca<l of the class in tlie Chickasa.v Atluetlc Club's grammar .school iootbiill program yesterday afternoon when Ihey nosed out the stubborn Fighting Irish of Catholic 7 lo 6 in a spine-tingling thriller .it tfaley Field. same marked the opening ol league play lor both teams and th By Jack Harvey ATLANTA. Ga., April 21. (UP) — The Southern Association season was only three playing days old today, but already the loop pllcher.s 'till except the Nashville Hurlers) were muttering to themselves about how to stop Charley Gilbert. The point Is, the Nashville outfielder has hit five home runs In Hie first three games of Ihc season. Me acldeti a pair yesterday at ChiUtniiooga as Ihe Vols beat Ihe lookouts, 9 to 3. One of the league's experts in higher mathematics BO! out his pencil and paper and figured out that If Charley keeps blasting (hem out of the park at that rate, he'll liave in the neighborhood of 250 homers by ihe time the season ends Maybe Charley foil that fans attending the second section of the loop's opening games ought | o get at leasl as much as Ihe crowds who saw the real openers. Charley greeted Chattanooga pitchers with three four-masters 11, the opening series al Nashville and yestcrtlay the clubs switched' parks to give lookoul funs a | ook An estimated 10.000 saw Charley ""I 1 ir' 1 ?, ° ther Vo1 ''"BBCi's slam out 10 hits to lick the home learn '.••irce G'rowils See Games in the olher secondary openers crowds were good but they couldn't mime up to the record setting thr otigs which attendee) the real firs' iiichtrrs. Some 52-701 fans saw the real opening night gam< , s („ fom . and last night's .secondary curtain'-' racers drew unofficial total of 38,- But even so. the mob of l:i 52'' Jans at Birmingham established'an , "{«n;»e-flay mark al Rlckwood Fj. The final organization meeting of I' 1 . 1 ' ° * ft ' c " »ielr Barons batter Women's Soft- ' Atlrmu . 8 'o 4. Bobby Locke Takes Lead in Carolina Open SOUTHERN PINES, N. C., April ,,,, ' ~ Defending Champion Hobby Locke, the sure swatter from tQ°i Ulh Afl ' lca - carried a score of Ul ancl a four-stroke lead Into the final two rounds of Carolina's Open golf tournament today. The Carolinas was the first title picked up by the imlnslrious invad- • er after lie came lo this country last year. He was a strong favorite ' to prolect his half-way margin; through Ihe final 36 holes. I Locke's closest competitor at the start of today's sessions was Johnny Palmer of Badln, N. C. Palmer .shot yesterday's best round, a 65 .to move up from third to second and lo gain slightly on Locke who had a 67. Johnny Bulla, now playing out of High Polnl, N. C., was in third place, but far behind with a HI, and was accorded practically no chance of making up 10 slrokes on Locke. and his mates defcaled Lanier High School of Macon, Ga., 10 to 0. Not satisfied with whiffing 21 men for Ihe usual number of pul- ouls In a normal nine-inning game, Radcliffe fanned the extra one after his catcher dropped a third strike and allowed the Macon batter lo reach firsl safely. No, it wiisn'i a nb-hlt game. Jack Harvey, Macon catcher, got a single when lie rolled one between second and third Lee Coach J. E. Richards said that one should have been an out, though "Ihe infield was loo surprised lo field it." he said. "They are too uscrt \a watching Radcliffe play the game bv himself." Altogether, Hadcliffe faced 34 mrn. Two walked, and two were safe on errors. Radcliffe was not facing poor opposition. Lanier won last year's Georgia interscolastic pennant and is always one of tlic slate's better teams. .* • Read Couiicr News Want Ads. ( CHECK THESE DIMENSIONS! Women's Softball League Soon to Open 1948 Season - - — * --- -v ., ....M imj .the Btythcville "Y >vuuigiis r>cm • -~ •• joulhlul players showed signs of bull League teams will be held In, Gec "' ee ilson «'id Ralph Alkii,.; a over the occasi.m. Both the "Y" rooms lonls-hl at 7-5" kl 'l )l <"<-' Hnrons in the game with ' •• •'» -j<.<s 11 nut i unt* .._..... "ale for league play and settle other as lo which teams matters pertaining to conduct of the nervonsm „„... tennis lookw! B cod both offensively snd dulensivcly. and their showing. as compared with thai of Ihe Wild- tats ami the Crimson Tide in the initial league game last Thursday, lelt no doubt as lo which teams will be 1 itj Ihc running al Ihe close of the .wawui. For Ihc Irish, the one-point difference In score was a moral victory, for the Orcenics were rated a.i heavy favorites. The brilliant defensive of the smaller Catholic squad, made up for the difference in size of the two teams. Sudbiii 1 )' scored first, in (lie third quarter, 01, a beaiu.ilully executed l-riple reverse wiUi quarterback Ralph Snyder scoring on a -47-ya.Ti run. Fullback Hob Chlldnre plnnj;- rooms tonight at 7:30 Representatives of the four par- a homer each Representatives of the four par- ... ° mcr cach '""" 'he seventh licipatiiig teams, Filv.patrlck Jewel-" „ " r °"r-rmi outburst iced i'.v. Harts Bakery. p cc ,-ir ss Cleaners ' tll . t for Birmingham. Al Yay- ancl Ricc-Stlx, will set a slnrthiR ''.*"' who '""eved Lanmechia in tiie (1:1 J P fni- fn-!,,,,„ «i^.. _ .. ., ... . . ^ ' ilElM. Ent. rrfifin fn*- . v»_ _ • Schoolboy Hurler Whiffs 28 Batters In Nine Inning Tilt THOM ASTON, Ga.. April 21.— (UP)—Major league scouts, please note: Hugh Frank RadcliKe, lanky, IB-year-old schoolboy pitcher for Hit' R. E. Lee Institute here, has accomplished the seemingly impossible feat ot striking out 28 batters I in a nine-Inning baseball gumc. I The prep school lireballer uinied | the trick here Monday night as he . Over 800 million tons of earth I and pulverized stones are taken from the surface of Ihe U. s. every I year by the country's rivers and ! deposited in the sea . ' league. Runs Plentiful In Hawks-Eaqles i'Y' Softball Game The 'Hawks won a wild sluqfesl Junior !!!?!? S0 - f0 ?'? 11 ''"Sue yesterday after, - CnUiolic scored midway in the fourth period its toucbdov;n services of nieir c: the nptnin. Me! Hay pass from quarterback BuilKllman lo end Mnrvr'v Hpiison. with Henson scampering 52 yards to pay dirt. Quarterback" Baughmarl meaked over guard point but inches short. The game ended five plays later with the Grecnics In possession or Ihe ball on Ihe l v ish one-yard li , - •• --ii|J i ""j, ivivi fitly a j ami then coasted in. The late rally ,1! . Of tlln 1,^,1,.!...- ...v._ ... ... ....j - i -"• .^.^« ju. LIIK inie rally Ilaskell i of the fcngies, who were held to one - ' •>"<• ."'" i" the nrst five innings as just too late. ' , Tllis vvi " B«™ the Hawks a clean , h 1,™!™ ^ ?*";• the <"">' ""defeated team in was stopped ; tlie loop. after a sustained dri ed the pigskin 6-1 yards. Starting lineups: ive b Marked for Safely B lnd Persons in England '.'"iu nun i i.^i.iuurt in aiigianci carry lad niov- ; wl 'ile walking sticks and motorists i.lrf r^nniiL-tnrl 4. _; .. etta's Iwo run homer accouulcd for »11 Ihe Chicago scoring. The Dodgers came trom behind to top the Giants at New York, 7 to 6, on a four-run seventh inning rally. A gift double by Jackie Robinson, which fci Isately when Whitey Lockman and rookie shortstop Bobby Rhawn collided, put over two of the Bums. Billy Cox hit '« two run nomer for Brooklyn and Walker Cooper and Jack Lohrke each hit for the route for New York. scale program of Ihc 1048 season. Included wn s nn all-lime opening ons day record of 83.163 at Cleveland. Peterson . Last year 24G.-120 full program, but eight games. »n open date In the American. Own Drawback From 90 to 95 per cent oJ the effort exerted by a sprinter Irav- eling at lop speed is used in overcoming Ihe frictlonal resistance of his own muscles, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica fkst b-u fuU Sudbury Hay Hopper Gilbow While Birmingham JoneA oa<ni Snyilcr BlaniuMishlp saw the tirsl Childrcss that was for ! Pos. LB LT LCJ C R O R T RE i^B .-1 R MB fB Catholic Henson Copped,;* Jolley Simmon 1 -. Duvall J. Henson Cassidy B'.uuhinan are requested to give them special consideration when crossing traf- 1 flc thoroughfares. 'I'lip 1'cpcrmint Test Steam boilers can be tested by use of oil nf peppermint. A leak Is indicated by the escape of the mini's pungent odor, while a boiler which can confine the smell '.uuhman , ... lllc °" ls 5 " id I" be capable of Prcntiro I "•'"'••"""fling any ordinary degree Whit • of Pressure- Garner _ _ I i ~ Naiionai League drew 123 . Ar 9ument Over Shrimp 6 «° >' csl e rd »>'-«.<»0 for Brooklyn Dish Results in al New York, 3B.45S for Chicago al i Pittsburgh. 22,913 [or Boston at paring the delicacy tut contended that he used (be eating implement, in self defense. got credit for the wi,, DICK Lindquist, who beat Birmingham for the Crackers in the open- '"f series at Atlanta, was the loser Chicks IScat Travelers Another opening night record cro- • lt at Mobilc - ^™,'^i, S< l arB tlaltccl 8°ii)g into t , sciciiin, but then they bursl loose »'lh four runs u, that frame and our more in the eighth to drive tin ee Pel pitchers from the mound and lake the decision. A six-hit pitching performance by hurler Perkovlck gave Memphis an easy 10 to 2 victory over little Rock to open Ihe season in the Pebs park I he crowd nl uttlc Rock otalcd 6,350. Bowers homered for the cl,i cks with none in the elghf All teams piny single gl ,, ncs al the same stands tonight. Stranathan and Dudley Take Lead in Tourney PINEHURST. N. 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