The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 17, 1953
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1953 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIEB NEWS PAGE SEVEN Young Does It Again, Spoils Bid for No-Hitter By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Wrilcr It's about time the pitchers' union started boycotting Bobby Young. Most average baseball fans probably never paid mu?h attention to Young who play (second base for the St. Louis Browns. He isn't the league's best fielder and he is a far cr m bting a great hitter, but the pitchers know him. He's a spoiler. Young- specializes in ruining no I hit games, particularly real close I no hit games where one hit can [make all the difference in the out- I conie. Yesterday Billy Pierce was baf- I fling the Browns in the Chicago I White Sox home opener at Comis- I ksy Park. After six hitless innings I Dick Kokos walked to start the If;. Louis seventh but he was cut [ c -)wn trying to steal. Up came Young, a -247 left-handed hitter ( f .icing a southpaw pitcher. Nothing to worry about here I thought the chilled gathering of I 1' ,354 who sensed the tension that I builds up during a no-hit effort. Then The Blow Then Young spanked a solid I c' "uhle into right center field to I :-eak the spell. Without the | thwarted steal it might have been . run. * As it was the White Sox scored | v!thout a fiit in the bottom of the venth and Pierce finished up | v ;th a 1-0 one hitter. He had to be J-U good because his mates got • ly two singles off Harry Bre- Ic ?en, the National League veteran I v '10 was making his American .sue debut. Young pulled the same spoilini act last year when he tripled to ruin Bobby Feller's bid for fourth no hitter. That time Young scored the only run as Feller and Bobby Cain of the Browns pitched the first double one hitter in American League history. Pierce's one hitter was the second in two -games involving the White Sox. At Cleveland Tuesday they managed only one safety—a single by Minnie Minoso—against Bob Lemon. . The Chicago pitchers' battle was a sharp contrast to most of the other games played yesterday. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia combined for 24 runs in two innings as the Pirates edged the Phils. 14-12. The Boston Red Sox clubbed four Philadelphia pitchers for 19 hits in whipping the Athletics, 11-6. Cleveland outblasted the Detroit Tigers, 11-8. President Eisenhower tossed out the first ball at Washington and then watched the New York Yankees score four runs in the first inning to mar the occasion {or the Senators, who finally lost, 6-3. Good pitching did prevail in a night battle between the other Chicago and St. Louis clubs as the Cards whipped the Cubs in Monk Wright Loses His Seeing Eye Dog MANILA—Paul "Monk" Wright, 44-year-old former Manila pitching ace, has lost his best friend and as a result he must get along on his own, for awhile at any rate. Wright, who 12 or 15 yeans ago was considered ens of the best sandlot and semi-pro pitchers in this section of the state, has been blind for more than 10 years and "Leda," a 10-year-old German shepherd see- Ing eye dog, has been his constant companion for the past seven years. But early yesterday Wright awoke to find that his faithful companion and "trained eyes" had died during the night, apparently from a heart ailment. And now Monk is left alone to get around the best he can But _maybe not for long. tfonk, who lost the sight of both eyes in an accident at Detroit more than 10 years ago, is planning to get a new pair of eyes in the form of another seeing eye dog as soon as possible. But this is going to take time. First, Monk must write to a seeing eye dog school in New Jersey to see when another dog will be available. Then he must go through a training period with the dog he chooses. This takes about six weeks. But Monk is taking the loss of leader dog in stride. For the Lime being he is depending on friends and relatives to help him get around. Monk pitched for a number of semi-pro teams in Eastern Arkansas and West Tennessee in his heyday during the 1930's and once uied out with the Memphis Chicks ot the Southern Association but couldn't home quite make the grade. base. St. Louis, 3-0. The night half of the day-nigr doubleheader in Washington wa called off because of cold weatlv and rain canceled National Leagu contests in New York between th Giants and Brooklyn and in Cin cinnali where Milwaukee wa scheduled to play. Rookie-Vet Hit Milt Boiling, a rookie shortstop and third baseman George Ke] one of the Jew veterans in tl Red Sox lineup, each collected double and three singles in Bo ton's first game of the season aft being snowed out twice at home Ken Holcombe in relief of Me Parnell was the winner with Han Byrd, last season's rookie of th year. losing his first 1953 star Cleveland tried all spring peddle centerfielder Larry Dob but the Indians were glad h was on hand at Detroit yesterdaj He drove in five runs— two on towering 400-foot home run a two more with a single that put th Indians ahead to stay in the sixt inning. Mike Garcia, a 22-gam winner for Cleveland last year lasted only four innings with Bo Hooper picking up the victory 1 relief. Washington, which like Bosto was making its first appearanc after rain and, snow, collected nin hits off Johnny Sain but wasted hatful of opportunities in, losing t the Yankees. The President let after two innings because of othe business. He didn't miss much. It's hard to lose .a game afte you score nine runs in one inning 3ut that's what the Phillies did in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored a run in the first and the Phil went ahead with two in the fourth Pittsburgh came back with seven n the fourth to lead, 8-2. Philadel phia responded with 'nine in the ifth to go back into the lead only o have Pittsburgh score six more in the bottom o.f the fifth Including a three run homer by Danny O'Con hell. The Phils pushed across final tally in the seventh off Mu ry Dickson, fifth and winning Pittsburgh pitcher, but still fell tw runs short. Pint-sized Harvey Haddix, one of the rookies Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky is counting on heavily, gave up only four hits to the Cubs and old man Enos Slaughter made it easy for him by hitting run with Stan Musial < The Fabulous Babe Operation is Set for Today By WILL GIUMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — It was just a woman's whim which turned Babe Didrikson Zaharias to golf — and she tells about it with great relish. Today, in high spirits, the Babe was wheeled into the operating room of a Beaumont, Tex., hospital where surgeons were confident of removing a malignancy which may end her athletic career. female Frank Meriwell — a. world record setter in the 1932 Olympics, an All-America basketbajl player, a standout in swimming, billiards, div- It was a humid summer day In Dallas in 1931. The Babe, then a) gangling, boyish-bobbed 18, was walking down the city's main drag Icoking for a pretty party dress Suddenly her eyes fell on a green- trimmed golf bag and a set, of shiny steel-shafted clubs. "That was it," the Babe recalled "The bug got me." Now they say the Babe, at 39 ac- imed the greatest woman athlete wlio ever lived, is nuffenng from a n-alady that may close the door on li-r active career. A Beaumont, Tex., doctor says she is very sick and the FAbe has prescribed a long rest for 1-n-self with her ex-wrestler hus- b.'.nd, George Zaharias, in the Col- Et ; w' f ange Takes Two [>om Sudbury I.ange's softball teams took a •juble header from Sudbury in "Y" i\nie play at Little Park yesterday tcrnoon the 5th Graders winning handily by 14-5 while the 6th Grade t am had to come from behind in tie fifth and won in extra innings t- 21-20. In tiie fifth Grade game, the winners were never seriously thrcat- ed as they tallied four runs in fie opening frame and 4 in the 2-id. Jimmy Klllett hurlcsd all the way for Lange while Sudbury started with Billy Nelson, Freddie White taking over in the second and Frank Alford in the 4th. The 6th '"Jrade game was a slug- fcst. Trailing by 17-13 in the 5th, Lange tied it in the top of that inning and then shutout the opposition in the bottom half. Both teams scored in the sixth and 7th to send the game three Innings over regulation. Ronny fr.uey went all the way for Lange wl'.ile Sudbury started .Jerry Roun- sp.vall nnd he was replaced by Al- .ord in the third. orado mountains. Name Secure If she never whacks another golf ball, Babe Didrikson Zaharias' place is secure on the sport's all-time honor roll. Her list of athletic exploits reads like a book of fiction on a modern ing, lacrosse and baseball. But while still young the Babe gave up the more mannish endeavors and devoted herself strictly to golf. BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pel. Chattanooga 4 0 l.OCO Little Rock 4 3 .571 Atlanta 3 3 Nashville 3 3 New Orleans 3 3 Memphis Birmingham Mobile .600 .500 .500 .500 .400 .286 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Milwaukee 2 0 1.000 Brooklyn 2 01.000 GB Chicago 1 St. Louis I New York 1 Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 0 .500 1 .500 1 .500 1 .333 V, .333 IV .000 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland ...' 2 0 1.000 Boston .., 1 0 1.000 V New York 2 I .667 St. Louis 1 1 .500 1 Chicago 1 1 .500 1 Philadelphia 1 2 .333 1 Washington 0 1 .000 l>, Detroit 0 2 .000 2 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 14 Philadelphia 12 St. Louis 3 Chicago 0 (night) Brooklyn at New york, ppd, rain Milwaukee at Cincinnati, ppc rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 11 Philadelphia 6 Cleveland 11 Detroit 8 Chicago 1 St. Louis 0 New York 6 Washington 3 (sec ond game ppd, cold weather). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 12 Atlanta 0 Mobile 12 Memphis 7 Little Rock 9 New Orleans 1 Birmingham at Nashville postpon TODAY'S GAMES SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Mobile Memphis at New Orleans Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham at Chattanooga NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York, (2)—Roe (11-2) and Loes (13)8 -vs Maglle 18-8) and Hearn (14-7). Philadelphia at Pittsburgh—Kon- »tanty (5-3) vs Friend (7-17). Milwaukee at Cincinnati—Bick- ord (7-12) vs Judson (0-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washingtin—Ford 0-0) vs Masterson (10-9). Boston at Philadelphia—McDermott (10-9) vs Bishop (2-2). Cleveland at Detroit—Feller (93) vs Wight (7-10). St. Louis at Chicago — Littlefield 2-6) vs Dobson (14-10). Fights Last Night By The Associated Press DETKOnVAl Andrews, 153, OUt- ointed Pat Manzi, 148, Syracuse, 8. PALL RIVER, Mass. — Iggy Vac- arri, 141, Boston, outpointed Mar- iall Clayton, 140, Washington, 10. NEW YORK (Sunnyslde Garden) — Italo. Scortichlni, 153%, Milan, aly, outpointed Harold "Izzy" Jrucker, 160, New York, 8. ,e«d Courier frcwa Classified Ada m? YOUR TRUCK ON W JOB Always The Sign of Fin* ; Bourbon Yes, fins is Hie woid for "89" As 3 matter ol tad, there's none liner lhan this smooth,, . rich, better-tasting straight bourbon. Try it—you'll find it the right number for your bourbon pleasure. 4 YEARS OLD W. A. HALLER CORP., PHIIA, PA. DOING A BETTER JOB! SPECIALIZED FORD TRUCK SERVICE 300 Ininnjonipany Broadway Phone 445B Chicks Enter NEA Track Meet Today Blythcville Chickasa,w track squad, 14 members strong, journeyed to Jonesboro today for the fifth annual Northeast Arkansas High School Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arkansas State College. DISTANCE AND FIELD MEN — Billy Phillips and Ray Westbrook (frrnt row) are Chickasaw half-milers and Ear) Hyde and Norbett Blankenship are entered in field events today at the invitational track meet at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. i-iyde and Blankenship will be high jump entries and Blankcnship also will compete in the pole vault. (Courier News Photo) Sports Roundup — Army's Biaik Bemoans Loss of Two Platoons By GAVLE TALBOT _ WEST POINT (AP) — What Cach Earl Blaik has seen n his team's spring football practice up to now has done icthing to make him feel any better about the unsolved murder of the two-platoon system. If anything, the Army mentor las suffered a slight relapse. His players, he finds, are tiring having too much difficulty leach- .fter about 12 minutes of going t it both on offense und defense nd are slowing up perceptively, rtore of them are getting hurt, ecausG they are tired. There Is ess action and more punting. The oted redhead sounds a little tired mself as he discussed his prob- ems. Weren't Thinking "We won't wind it up until next veek," he said, "but I've already een enough to be more convinced lan ever that they simply were ol thinking when they abolished he two-platoon. There is going to marked difference in the ame, and not for the better. "Schools such as ours with limed manpower are going to be eriously handicapped. We are not our offensive men to play defense, too, even in the limited time we have for practice each day. The trouble Is that there simply arc not enough of them. "It's not going 10 bother the big schools with the masses of male Inl. They'll simply go on two platooning us anyway, running I three or four teams. They're goin to pile up tremendous scores tired teams. Great Deal of Punting "Last season, you may vemem ber, we played Southern Callfornl with all its great manpower in 100 degree heat and yet managed make quite a game out of two piatooning. II. was a good, fas game despite the heM. The ity between us now will be much RED RUBBER SOLED Be style-right this season . . . look sharp. Treat yourself to a pair of Pedwin White Bucks, with red rubber soles. Never before so much style at this price! FAMILY SHOE STORE -—Z3j Phone 2342 =^^312 W. Mninp== Coach Russell Mo.sley's tliinclads. competing in a field of 28 teams, will enter 14 of the 15 events scheduled for the huge affair. Only the 120 yard high lun-clles will not find at least one Chick on the track. Best bet to make the winner's circle for the Chicks is speedster Billy Phillips in the 880 yard, run. Phillips already this year has battered the tournament record ol 2.-11.4 for the half-mile, set In 1951 by Louis Rustin of Hoxie. Phillips turned in a 2:09.6 half mile at Poplar Bluff last week, and Coach Mosley is confident that the speedy senior can belter that mark as the season progresses. The Chicks also stand a good chance of showing up well in the mile relay. Three members of the relay team are set, but there was still some question as to who would be the fourth, when the squad left this morning. Bob Chiklress, Billy Gilbow and Phillips already have won their places. The fourth man will be either Bobby Lee Hill or Billy Michael, Coach Mosley indicated. Two top football players head the list of Chick sprinters in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. Tommy Mosley and Ralph Snider will probably be the choices of Coach Mosley for those events, Only the relay teams seemed definitely set. however, with entries in all olliri' events still uncertain. The 440 yard relay team consists of Mosley, Snider, Phillips and Chilclrcss. and on the 880 relay are Eugene Rhoades, Kenneth Fisher, Sam Lum and Bobby Hill. Pryor Defends Kansas Relays Decathlon Title FAYETTEVILLE - A 12-man University of Arkansas track squad will be hard-pressed to duplicate its fine ptrformance of last year in the 28th annual Kansas Relays this weekend at Lawrence, Kans. Headed northward for their seventh straight entree in the Kansas meet — one of the nation's biggest track carnivals of the year, Coach John Barnhill and his cindar dozen will report for competition in six relays and five individual events. The Razorbacks of '52 took two gold medals — in the decathlon which Dean Pryor will defend again — and In the 400-meter hurdles. Lee Yoder, Porker soph who set a new relay record In that event, Is now enrolled at Louisiana stole. Most Activity Saturday While Pryor is at least co-favored to take the decathlon title again this season, the Porkers will have to look hard for another gold medal. Rick Berber's entree in the Glenn Cunningham mile gives some encouragement, but it will take his finest performance to have a chance. Except for Pryor's decathlon title defense, the activity Is restricted to Saturday. The Fredonla, Kan., sen- much greater. "As for the games between the -.mailer schools with equally limited material, they Just are going to slow down and give the fans less action for their money. My coaches and I can see already that there will be a great deal of punting ond that the scores in most such games will be low." lor has the 100-meter dash, broad jump, shot put, high jump and 400- meter dash on today; then winds up with his strongest chance In the 110-meter, high hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500-meter run on Saturday morning. His two first places last year came In the vault and in the javelin — second day activities. Six Relay Teams Barnhill listed his relay team a» follows: 880-yard relay: Joe Witt, Dick Hazard, Bill Diven and Jerry Klein; One mile relay. Diven, Klein, Witt and Rick Heber; Two mile relay: Tal Hooker, Alan Eshbaugh, Reed Donnelly and Jim Tennlson; Four mile relay: Hooker, Tennison, Temple Brown and Eshbaugh; Distanca medley relay; Klein, Donnelly, Eshbaugh and Heber: and the Sprint medley relay: Diven, Klein, Witt, and Donnelly. The list gave Arkansas an entree In all relay events except for the quarter-mile. The remainder of the Arkansas track schedule will see the Porkers in the Drake Relays at Des Molnes, Iowa; followed by two straight dual meets — with Oklahoma A&M at Stiilwater and Arkansas state here; then the Southwest Conference meet in Port Worth, Texas. Bead Courier Neu's Classified Adi. Look Smarter Feel Better French toe style anrl rmnfort plus the smart creased vamp are fcalure* yon appreciate in a shoe I made lo put you at ease on every occasion. Come .in and try a pair. Wear ! un everywhere. 5'/ 2 to 12 — Widths A-B-C-D YOUR FRIENDLY SHOE STORE *1™ !iH 5£! Ill ' ' for COOKING . IVATKR-nEATING . . 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