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PAGE EIGHT (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL-10, 1958 Bucs Look Like World Champs against Yanks By BEN PHLEQAR Associated Freis Sportswrlter The Pittsburgh Pirates, probably some of th e most miserable Buccaneers ever to display the skull and crossjxmes, were enjoying a hearty laugh today afttr meeting and conquering the vaunted New York Yankees. Sports Roundup— \ Big Lorn Was Power Hitter with Reds By OAVU: TAUJOT NKVV YORK (AP) — The news from California that itf, simple Ernie Lombard] decided life no lo rigor was worth Jiving has saddened all who knew the "Sdniox/," during his many years as one of baseball's catchers with Cincinnati, the Boston Braves and the New York Giants. conquering They not only world champions, conquered the they humiliated i them In what one New York writer | was moved to describe as a battl Little League Plans Set; Register Today Registration of players for the 1953 Little League season got underway today after ground floor plans for the coming year were laid yesterday at a meeting of coaches in the Chamber of Commerce. The coaches set May 1 as the deadline for registration of players and fixed June 1 as the league's opening date. Boys, 12 years of age and younger, desiring to register for play Ir the league may do so at the Blytheville Y, it was announced. The Little League was organized here lost year under the auspices of the Blytheville Y with' Blytheville civic clubs as team sponsors. Again this year the league will be composed of six teams with the Kiwanis Club. Rotary Club. Lions Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce. Shrine Club and American Legion as the sponsoring organizations. The coaches elected Harmon T<w lor as chairman of the Coaches' committee, and.-E. J. Cure, secretary. League Open The league this year will be run off approximately the same as last year with a lew exceptions. The coaches voted to open the league to all boys registered in the Blytheville school district who will be 12 years of age or younger on May I. This means Mint toys who will become 13 anytime after May 1 will be eligible to participate in the 1953 season. The coaches also voted on a point system for the selections of tennis and fixed the week of May 4-9 for tryouts. At these tryouts all boys will be given an oppportunity to display their wares with the conches looking on after which the conches will meet .secretly to bid on what plny- ers they want on their tennis. < The coaches also voted several minor playing rules changes anr voted that boys playing in the Little League will not be allowed to play in the Junior High School League which is sponsored by the Y, Uniforms Furnished It was announced at yesterday's meeting that all players this year will be outfitted in complete baseball uniforms which are being pur- cha.sed by the sponsoring organizations. Players will be required to furnish gloves and shoes, however. The use of metal-spiked shoes in league games was outlawed by the coaches who endorsed the use of regulation, rubber-spiked Little League shoes. However, use of these shoes is not compulsory, It was pointed out. James Terry, n member of the Y Board of Directors and one of the organizers of the Little League here, also pointed out that 1953 plans call for a "board of commissioners to handle umpiring, score keeping and financing for teams in the league. .Couches Named The Board of Commissioners, he explained, will be made up of representatives from each sponsoring organization along With three other uenibers to bo picked elsewhere. Coaches of the various teams entered in the league are: Rotary Club—E. J. Cure and Vaughn Stames; Kiwnnl.s Club- John McDowell and the Rev. James Rainwater; Lions Club—Harmon I'aylor and Roland Bishop; Jaycees —T. H. Caraway and Prank Hull; Anu'ricim Legion—Worth Holder; Shrine Club—J. L. Westbrooke and Lynwood Lewis, between the worst, and best major league teams without being able to tell which wns which. The score at Forbes Field wa 10-5 with eight fat Pittsburgh run coming off the high priced slant of Vic Rnfichl. one of the pride of the Yankees. Real Pounding Ralph Kiner, Cal Abrams ani Danny O'Connell slashed horn runs oil Raschi before the fas balling right handcr took cove after seven innings. In all, th Pirates got 13 hits off Raschi am two more off relief man Torr Gorman. A tremendous home run over the roof of the .double deck right field stands by Mickey Mantle was the only solace for the Yankees. The Athletics pitted their bes against their intercity rivals' bes at Portsmouth, Va., yesterday and came out on the short end as Robin Roberts pitched a five nil shutout for the Phillies and won 4-0. Bobby Shunt/, gave up only ,wo hits and struck out seven in Jie five innings he worked for the Athletics, but he gave up the fir.si of the Phils runs and was charged with the loss. Rain Cancels The new Milwaukee Braves got in only two innings against their "ormer city rivals, the Boston Red Sox, and were trailing, 3-0, when a heavy drizzle put an end to the proceedings at Milwaukee. Cincinnati, wnicn announced yes- erday that it intended to be called ,he Redlegs instead of the Reds his season, belted five home runs off Ned Garvcr and defeated Detroit, 13-3, at Columbus, Ohio. At Kingsport, Tenn., the New York Giants picked on the offer- ngs of Bobby Feller for seven runs n the first six innings and out- nsted the Cleveland Indians, 7-6. Against Southern Association >pposiUon the St. Louis Cardinals vhipped the Memphis Chicks. 12-5, nd the Chicago White Sox blanked Mlanta, 7-0. In a night gnmc the Brooklyn dodgers committed four errors as tiey lost their second straight to he Senators at Washington, G-4. The St. Louis Browns and Chingo White Sox called off their ame in Kansas City because of vet grounds and cold weather. No Subway Series--Gray son (NEA) By HARRY CRAYSON NBA Sports Editor Who do you like in tlit pennant races, how will they stand NEW YORK in the fall? A lot of things can happen through a Ifvl-game course, but atmtjally at this time the handicappers are required to risk their reputations. The paying guests w n n t tlifeir idea of the form, so they can compare it with their own. Here's our guess for 1953: Babe Feels Fine But Condition May be Serious Results of Tests To be Announced Tomorrow BEAUMONT, Tex., I/ft — Babe Dldriksqti 7,aharias kept the traditional "stiff upper lip" today as physicians continued tests to determine the malady that threatens to end her great athletic career. The famed woman golfer quit the Women's Transcontinental Tournament after examination by a physician at Fort Worth revealed a serious condition, she came back to Beaumont, where she got her start toward fume as the world's outslnndint' feminine athlete, and' entered a hospital yesterday. "I feel fine and dandy and I :hink I could play some golf," she told a sports writer. But when -she was asked what. her malady WHS she referred him to her husband, former wrestler George Zaharias. ahariaK said they wouldn't know until the X-Rays and tests all have seen made, an announcement expected by tomorrow. Dr. W. E. Tatum, the family jhyslcian who performed an operation for hernia on Mrs. Zaharias lore last spring, said yesterday hat he didn't know if surgery would cure her but expressed the ipinlon that she never would play championship golf again. But later Dr. Tatum declined comment after nuking first tests. Mrs. Zaharias, voted the outstanding woman athlete of the alf-century in an Associated Press 'oil, had won n golf tournament iere Sunday. She took first money n the Babe Zaharias Open, a tour- lament named in her honor. + The huge man who lumbered mightily getting down to first, but who hit the ball so hard that it usually didn't matter, never made anything hut friends in his long, quiet stay in the majors. He was the fellow who lent money to train- mates just before payday and who caddied for (hem when they golfed. Much has and will he written about the Incident in the 1039 World Series when a thundering herd of New York Yankees ran over and trampled Loin at home plate. Not so well known is the fact that not one of the big man's Cincinnati teammates mentioned it to him in' the clubhouse after the game (we were therei or ever afterward. He looked like a stricken water buffalo as he sat looking at the floor. Colorful Figure There were many things that set Big Lorn apart and made him one of tile game's more colorful figures. He was. for example the only successful .big leaguer we ever I which means they will return the heard of who gripped his bat with J sale price plus 375.000 in that time, an interlocking grip, the same as'| August A. Busch, president golfers do, with his little and first | of the Cards and the brewery, in fingers entwined. announcing the purchase yesterday While Lom's chief claim to fame | said "the park was not maintained will rest in his batting record, he | on a scale we regard as meeting ST. LOUIS, (AP) — Sportsman's Park lias a new OWIHT and a new name today. St. Louis' two ball clubs —• the Cardinals and Browns — reversed their tenant-landlord rob in an ?;800,000 deal. The northsido park now is Utidweiser Stadium. Officials of Anheuser-Busch. Inc., owner of the Redbirds, and the Browns gave two reasons for the ownership change: The Cardinals wanted to make expensive improvements, but not while someone else owned the park and the Browns could use the money to help pay operating costs this year. No Move Rudie Schafler, general manager of the Browns, speaking in the absence of President Bill Veeck last night, said the sale had no connection with the club's attempt to move to Baltimore last month. The Cardinals had been renting the park for $35^00 a year under a lease running through 1960. They also footed half the maintenance costs, which last year added an estimated S105.000 to their bill. The Browns now will rent from the Redbirds at $175.000 annually, but will have no maintenance expenses under the arrangement. They have taken a five-year lease also was a good man behind the plate. 'That he knew how to handle major league stnndarcis." Busch said n $-100,000 face-lifting tokl pitchers is attested by the fact program will be carried out during that such noted flingers as Derringer, Bucky Walters and Johnny Vandermeer reached their peak while he was their bis. unyielding target at Cincinnati. He had such a fine throwing arm that they thought of converting him into a pitcher during his first year up. Favorite of Writers Lorn was always a favorite of the writers in the National League. If they took great glee in, recount ing how lie had stretched a double into a single, they also had solid respect for him both as a person and as a hitter. In 1!)3S he became the first Cincinnati player ever to win the most valuable award receiving 229 points of a possible 33G from the 24 writers who participated in the balloting. AMERICAN Cleveland New York Chicago Philadelphia s( - "• nnis Washington Ii " s(on Delr "" It's difficult to cet away from another subway World Scries something' we have had for the past two autumns, four of the Inst six. The Indians have the best chance to prevent another, but only a long- silot stabber could see an outsider breaking through on the National Leslie .side. The Yankees are due for a Ipt- down shooting for the fifth straight, something no oilier club has been able to accomplish. Cleveland has the finf-st frontline pitching in baseball, and Al Lopez has worked out a platoon plan, wilh George Strickland behind Shortstop Ray Boonc- all the way alone the route. The Injuns have tiie poke to go with their pitching, but holes in the infield must be repaired. Yank I'itchers Older The Yankees' big pitchere are a year older. So is Shortstop Phil Rizzuto. the key man and a tirid one last trip. Casey Stengel has something in the nature of a prob lem at first and third bases, and complacency is inevitable after such prolonged success. Brooklyn is the choice of most In the National, but the Giants could take it all if they remain sound. They finished no more than four and half games off the pace in 1952. when they lost Irvln and Ma.vs and Maglie and .lansen went out with aching backs. They added a splendid infielder and pull right-hand hitter in Daryl Spencer, have a stronger outfit than the outfit has known since 1946. Jackie Robinson having to move to third base to make room for Junior Gilliam nt second is a tipoff on the Dodgers' infield, including the standout catcher Roy Campanula. There could be an Internal problem. Carl Pnrillo hasn't hit despite the eye operation. There is no proven left fielder. Quality pitching could be on the short side despite NATIONAL the addition of Hum Meyer and .. Ne'.v York three likely looking youngsters. Will Brooklyn Charley Dressen Ret, another year Philadelphia like the last one out of Iron Man Milwaukee Joe BInck? St. Urals Tno phinies linve extraordinary CIm'iiso first flight pitching headed by Rob- Clncimiall | n Roberts and Curt, Simmons, but Pittsburgh the „„tellers don't throw quickly enough and Grannv Hamner can't j play both sides of second base. Cards Need Rlelit-llanrl Power Milwaukee could be a sleeper winding up in the first division provided Del Crandall's throwing apparatus comes around. The young j catcher Injured his arm In a jeep j accident in Japan. The Braves have a lot of stuff and tremendous enthusiasm at their new base. The Cardinals still lack the right- hand hitter to swing between Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter, and the hitter can't go on forever. A quantity of quality pitching is wasted in Chicago. The Reds have only one dependable pitcher. Ken Raffensbcrger. and he beats only the second division clubs. The Pirates need a flock of other guys to go with Ralus Kln- cr. Danny O'Connell and Joe Gnra- giola. Browns May Surprise Of tne other American League outfits, the White Sox' fate hinges on Junior Stephens and his bat, at, third base. The Athletics have Eddie Robinson and Ous Zcrnial back to back, but are old. The Browns could be something in the way of a surprise package with their new shortstop. Bill Hunter, and Wertz and Groth in the outfield. Outside of Jackie Jensen, the Senators have tittle in the way of an attack. The Red Sox are running a season-loni! training camp. The Tigers possess three name pitchers but have gone completely to pot. But Paul Richards of the White Sox says every club in his wheel save Detroit could finish anywhere from first to seventh, and he should know a lot more about baseball and the American League than most people. Anyway, they're ready on the firing line. Yarbro Takes Two Wins Over Lange n Softball League Ynrbro Grade School took n dou- le triumph from Lange School cslerday In Fifth and Sixth Grnde League Softball games at Little Field. The sixth graders got 14 hits in opping Lange 13-7. Lange's sixth rnde boys had seven hits. Stall- :lg3 was the winning pitcher. Saen?. led the Yarrbo fifth grade 2-hit barrage with two homers nd also svas the \vmning hurlev i the 13-0 victory. Lange got 11 En Action Today At WHsosi LUXCRA—Coach Charley son's Unnclnd:., the fir:-t Track edition from Luxoru Hirjh Srhoo! in several years, ta*tt? their initinl action today in a four-;;chool invitational, event nt \V"il?on. With three \vceks of conditioning drills behind them, the Luxorans will enter the Arlcan^as State College InviUitionai Meet next Friday In Jonesboro. followed by the j be District Meet in Jonrsboro April 24. Hills Herrrmn White. Howard C!ark, [ ——and Yvonne Perkins will represent. the Panthers in field events, and David Tou'les, Buddy Den ton, and Billy Thweatt will enter the track events. White, a junior, also \vil compete in the track events. 1953. Veeclc in Debt He said the Browns had him they were heavily in debt. Schaffer said ihe sale of the pain. would "materially help the Brown immediate operations and ennble the ulub to clear debts incurred in recent years. Among those debts is a mortgage on the stadium of an undisclosed amount which the Browns will pa\ ''The sale was prompted entirely by our inability to make necessan repairs and improvements and we are most .appreciative of the fine cooperation we have received from j a 1 1 Aiiheuscr-Buseh officials, Schaffer added. In 1385 Chris Von cler Ahe's old St. Louis Browns were playing ball in Sportsman's Park at Grand and Doclier streets. Robert Lee Hedges revived the Browns in the earl part of this century and rebuilt -stands on the .same site in 190Q The park was purchased by tht Browns baseball club in 1946 from John- j (he estate of Phil Ball, former Brownie owner. It was modernized nt that time. The Cardinals, who prc'vioush played in another .stadium a few blockc northwest of Sportsman's Park, became tenants in 1920. Though still look'ntr for ball games, Blytheville Football Coach Russell Jlosley released an ei^ht-game schedule for his 1953 Chickasaws today. .-oral j their financial requirements might I be a hurdle that can't be overcome. The schedule is unusual in sevc ways. i bi First, there is the return of O:-ce- | The schedule: ola which last player! the Chicka- ! Sept. 11 Oscoola saws in 1!)35. Blytheville won that one 53-0 wilh Coach Carney Laslic [ at the holm. j ( The Seminoles provide an opener., coming 10 H:i!ey Fif'ci on Sept. 31. Return of the two 3:<>; Sr-vnn teams — North Little Rrr.-k or; Sept. 1 and Hot Spvincs on Nov. 13 — was as expected, bur M^sley adri^d one other team of Big Seven caliber Cl 1}•" le I ss i I 18 North Little Rock 25 Pravror '2 At. Jackson 9 Open 10 0>n -v 23 At Millington 30 At Clarkesdale ti Open 13 At Hot Springs 2fl Open 24 Catholic High en Cl i cs B " •- c t M P i in recent As o! j i the i O -i el HI 1 L le iss the Chick ] O 'ii I Ills huol and h;i; 11 ! PI ll gOOtl b 1 e is Mr le h s die 'li <0 ( ten L -L Oc 10 30 lp 1 r> 9itl t p n i to f 11 o e 01 1 ci t 1 s fil 15 cd i t°in n tl e s Ttr i T b oo l e ill ill t c n Hot I p os Leon so i n Fi It. rip en 1 0 ! si its o\ Jicl < pl d B most s 1 1 r f n i irp T Steve C ser iBd th e ivho official' m"s list ° rhool of I i ~ a (IT nee the Cucl-s pli 1 e m n i i) be ib L tc ints <5 ufhsi le IT— A rul- of minor league ;d today or top 01 t i of Hot he Cotton States h r e 11 p tellers, t h j officials said 1 protest of the CSL's 11 \ p i c chcd George president of the Nat f i Leagues, Oi o jt t°idiy. t c lol n I h h s I f \ I i so e jf IF"! TV ""5hi 1 1 \« = II an A oclation 1 off the 1S53 baseball \ h m s in At- B 1111 h i L ttle Rock and, n t t years Cl jou in to the B i l e o t i Ail <• r T i 1 1 O tl ol c High of Little Rock round out the prni'mm. There's a slim possibility th.it I South Side of Memphis will'return ; The USLTA Singles and Mixed I to the lineup. 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