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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 27, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVIMJ: <ARK.V COUNTER NEWS ils Riding High 8-Game Streak By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer The Robin Roberts three-day diet is doing wonders for the Philadolphi;i Phillies. No more tired, rundown feeling. No more blue Mondays. With eight straight wins, a solid grip on first place and a long home stand against the West, the Phils are riding high. They can afford to relax today — an open date for nil clubs. —— — — + Roberts, of course, has had solid help from Curt Simmons, Karl Drews and Jim Kon.stanty, but he is Mr. Bi#. Unless the pitchers' union blows the whistle on him, ihe handsome college grad .should ho closing in on that 30-win mark by September. With n 3-1 start, Robin Is .running ahead nf his 1952 pace, when he wound up with a 28-7 record. Steve O'Neill, a mimuKer who has been handling pitchers since long before Roberts was born, won't be keeping the kid on the three-day diet when lie gets his pitching routine straightened oul. Roberts would as noon keep it up. He thrives on work. Roberts .started last week wilh- out a win. He beat New York Monday, 2-1, whipped Brooklyn Thursday niR'ht, 6-1, and stopped Pittsburgh yesterday in the first game of n double-header, 7-5. That's right. Two clays' rest and pitch every third day. I Drews teamed up with him to j sweep the pair from Pittsburgh j yesterday, throwing a seven-hitter in the second game for an 8-1 decision with the help of Willie Jones' two-run homer. George Shuba and Carl Furillo each drove in three runs in Brooklyn's 8-4 victory over the New York Giants in the rubber game of their three-game series. Billy Locs spaced 11 hits to top the .Ginnls for the second time. Bill Serena's two-rim bomcr featured a four-run rally by the Chicago Cubs in the seventh Inning for a 7-5 edge over the St. Louis Cards. A Cincinnjiti-at-Milwaukce dou- Wins, iei Southern By MKRCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Before- the season started, Little Rock General Manager Ray Winder pointed to Ccntcrfieldcr Chick Kinjc and commented; "He's about the fastest man this club has had in years." The rookie, who abandoned col-* " ' lego football for professional base- ; ball, stole two bases n Era ins t Mo- { bile yesterday to MONDAYS/APRIL BT, 1998 OLD GUARD—How far the Dodgers and Yankees go in defense of their major league championships depends to a great degree on veteran shortstops, Pee Wee Reese, left, and Phil Rizzuto, (NEA) TV Controls Boxing Says Abe Greene Commissioner Suggests TV Assist NBA take over the league lend in that department. The Little Rock streak scored one run on a .steal. His total to date is six. one more than Mobile's Rutty Rufer. The Travelers and the Bears split n Sunday doubleheadcr. Mobile taking' the first game, 3-0, and j Little Rock the nightcap, 5-3, Big Don Otten, scattered seven hits in his shutout effort. Little fork's Verne Williamson allowed only four hits in the seven-inninp: second game. All other clubs split doubleheaders. Nashville whipped Birmingham, 9-5. in the opener, but dropped the second game. 7-C. New Orleans walloped Memphis. 13-2, in the first game, but the Chicks took the nightcap, 8-2, Chattanooga downed Atlanta In the first, 6-2, but dropped tlie second, 7-1. Barns Have Slim Lead The split enabled Birmingham to hold to its slim lend over Little Rock in the. standings. Only two percentage points separate them. Big; Gus Trijmctos was the batting: star for the Barons, getting a. homer in each game plus three other hits. Lefthander Bill Kennedy won the nightcap for Birmingham with n great relief performance. He Jet the air out of a ballooning Vql rally in the seventh when he struck out two batters to retire (he side. He didn't allow a hit in 3 and two-thirds innings. The Baron-Vol frame featured four homers besides Trinndos' pair —Birmingham's Gene Herbert find Nashville's Billy Gardner, Bob Pot- tenner and Gail Harris got one each. Brilliant Pitching; Leo Christantc pitched a brilliant 2-hit vittpry for Atlanta in the nitfhtcnp. And one of the hits Vt'KiilU'd from n close play on a bum. by Roy Hawes, The umpire srrrl Huwes beat the throw to fir.'; t. A fine relief performance by Gerry Lane aided the Lookouts In their victory. He didn't give up n rim over the last 4 and two-thirds innings to notch his fourth victory against one defeat. Christantc, Vcrn Petty nnd Dick Sinnvic homered for the Crackers, and Buck Varner y.ol one for the Lookouts. Nov. 1 Orleans collected five cUmbk's and a do/en oilier hit:; off two Memphis pitchers in the opener. The Pols' Bob Purkcy had n I siuiifMit umil the ninth, when four • » i j • sir.iinht sinplps produced two Chick j j WO /VtQIll IT.!! PATERSON, N. J., (AP) National Boxing Commissioner Abe Greene charged today that television, through its control of major boxing clubs and boxing attractions, has virtually taken over the sport without making a commensurate contribution. Greene contending that the storm of protest over the officiating in the Jimmy Carter-Tommy Collins flRht Friday night brought into sharp focus television's responsibility to millions of fans around the country, said; "This short-sighted dog-nnd-bonc attitude has squeezed the lifeblood out of boxing and put it under a strictly commercial basis. If boxing is so important to television . . . then it should be something to meet the obligation to the spor', and to the people who are beins inveigled into viewing it by the millions." \alIimwtdcProti\sl The referee refused to stop the Friday fight, despite the fact that Collins bad been knocked down 10 times, until his seconds jumped into the rhiR. The nction set, off n storm of protest all over the country by persons who saw It on television . Greene said that boxinp. through the medium of television, lives in a virtual "goldfish bowl." He addixl that although television has evented i many new fans, it also could be | the influence which could lead to j boxing's abolition in the TJ. S. Greene sviRRcstecl that television officials assist the NBA in setting up boxing clinics for scoring methods, in indoctrinating officials for TV performances anil in preserving Phenomenal Memory of Leo; Clevelanders Are kail-Drunk By GAYLK TAUJQT NKW YORrC (AP) — More words havs been written about Leo Durocher than any manager now active in the major leagues. Many of them have been pu t down by working baseball writers who actually know the Giants' controversial little pilot, but this is becoming the exception as the market for "inside" articles on him becomes ever more lucrative. blcheader was rained out. Bob Feller and Bob Lemon pitched Cleveland into first place in the American League by a mar- pin of 28, percentage points over the New York Yankees. Although the Yanks are a half game ahead the won-and-lost figures, the percentages, which arc the deter- faclor, give the lead to the Indians. The difference in games IJhiyed accounts for the confusion. Washington's Jim Busby drove in nil the runs with t.wo homers off Allifi Reynolds for n 5-4 win, snapping a five-game Yank winding .string. Feller pitched \\ five-hitter in nip Detroit, 2-1, in the opener and Lemon rode home on a nine-run eighth inning for a 12-2 romp, his third win. The tribe now has won five in a row. The HL Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox split two, tho. Browns Inking the first, 7-1!, sis Bob Elliott batted in four runs with a triple and homer. Joe Dobson shut , oul the Browns, 3-0, to beat rookie Mike, Blyzka in the second game, j Tim Philadelphia A's and Boston! Red Sox wore washed out, of two | games at Fenway Park. Gassy Stengel claims he has the American About the only facet of Leo's it in the neck. complex character we can't recall having set-n touched upon is his amazing memory. There's nothing j best fielding team in thi scandalous about it. Nothing to League going for him. merit hauling him up before the "Maybe some of them can out- commissiaiuT again.. I field us in some spots." says the Tell you what Durocher can do.1 Yankee manager, "but you can't. Take any game his club has played tc]! me one thul ' s flli stmn £ in as in the pasi, five or .six years. Tell mnnv P^ ccs as ' ve ai ' c -" him what the situation was at any point in the contest—the innlni the In answer to a query, Case growled that, yes, he had seen the BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Dancer Has it AIL Except Ed Arcaro By OHtO ROBERTSON LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bring together the nation's No. 1 stakes-winning jockey and a top-flight horse and you are sure to have a popular combination for Saturday's running of the $100,000 added Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. And that, is just what Mrs. Gor-* don Guiberson's Correspondent and jockey Eddie Arcnro figure to be when the 12 or so .horses swing around the Downs' flower-bordered I rack in the 79th running of the lurf classic for 3-year-olds. Of course there is a horse by the name of Native Dancer who is certain to be the strong favorite of the turnout of more than 100.000. He has 11 straight victories in an unbeaten career to recommend him'as the public's choice. But when Arcaro throws a leg over a horse In a race as rich as the Derby, he and his mount are sure to command respect. Won Five Arcaro. winner of four $100.000 races on the West Coast last winter, has been^on the front end at the finish of five Kentucky Derbies. He started his string with Lawrin in 1938 and added Whirlav/ay in 1941, Hoop Jr. in 1945, Citation in 1948 and Hill Gail last year. No other jockey can match that record. The 37-year-old native of Newport, Ky.-, has reached the stage where he can just about choose his mount for the Derby. Alfred Vanderbilt wanted him to ride Social Outcast, stablemate of Native Dancer. i in nit, u'^iiLirsij—iiut; inning, " ' • — number of men on, the | Chicago White Sox. He stood pat number of outs. Tell him what the batter did. He'll then tell you precisely what happened on the next play. A sporUs writer who follows the Giants caught up with them after having missed two of their games in Philadelphia. He told Leo he was looking for a fellow writer to help him nil in his score book, play by play, on the two contests. Get out your book. Leo told him. Then, fast as the fellow could take it down, he culled off the two games, i on what he had said. Hubbard Wins in Blind Boa/'e Philadelphia Chicago Brooklyn St. Louis Milwaukee New York Cincinnati Pittsburgh Pet. OB .818 .— .667 2Vi .545 3 .500 3'/2 .500 314 .364 5 .333 4>2 .213 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE X-Cleveland New York . Chicago St. Louts Philadelphia Boston Washington Detroit W 7 9 7 6 6 4 3 2 Pet. OB .778 ',2 .750 — .636 l'/2 .545 2 Vi .545 2'/z .400 4 .273 5'/ 2 .514 7'/ 2 ^.. but after doing no better than \ fourth hack of the. Dancer in Saturday's Wood at Jamaica, Arcaro said he would be astride Correspondent in the Derby. Time Is Better "T would rather have a good shot at the bis money." said Arcaro after the Wood, "and I feel I'll have a better chance, with Correspondent." Correspondent will be no stranger to the jockey with the famous banana nose. He rode him to three wins at Lexington's Keeneland, where the LaJolla, Calif.-owned son of the imported Khaled hung up a track record of 1:49 in taking the mile nnd one-eighth of the Blue ! Grass Stakes last Thursday. I That clocking was one and three- fifth of a second faster.than Na- hind New York games behind George Hubbard, Jr., won the Blythevillc Country. Club's first to tho nnnl oul. The writer, tournament of the year yesterday Dctrou 2 1 e shaken, checked it with the | as he copped top honors' in blind! X—Cleveland one-half game be- He needn't have J bode play. nincl N Hubbard toured the course hi 77 column. ami had a handicap of eight giving' him a blind bogie score of 69. Paul Ffirrington. club pro, said I , ._ __ . _ . , ibis mornlnii that phiy in the club's i Birmingham j-rnl Manager Hank Greenbcrs over | . hancii t oll r mimcnt will \ Little Rock . h : U ;'! 1R .T'.'.L 1 ?..'* 13 C0nsealtn ;°i b' May 4 with qualifying rounds | Nashville to be played between May 4 and Chattanooga Davey Seeks * ! Return lo TV's Boxing Heights Meets Slambang Sammy Giuliani Wednesday Night NEW YORK (ft— Chuck Davey, stopped and deflated in ten rounds by welterweight champion Kid Gavilan last February, starts his comeback Wednesday in the Detroit Olympia against slambang Sammy Giuliani of Stamford, Conn. The jabbing Lansing, Mich., southpaw has a perfect foil in the aggressive, wild swinging Giuliani who has won three in a row this year. The 8 p. m. (CST) ten rounder will be telecast by CBS. Gavilnn, who expects to defend^ his title against Art Aragon in Los' Angeles within the next two months warms up against Danny (Bang Bang) Womber of Chicago at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium Saturday night. The non-title ten rounder will be telecast coast to coast by ABC starting at 7 p. m. Ralph (Tiger) Jones of Yonkersi N. Y., and Jimmy Herring of New York clash in the main ten rounder at New York's St. Nichosal Arena Friday night. Herring won an eight rounder from Jones last August but the Tiger, now a ranking middleweight, will be favored to square accounts. Their bout will start at 8 p. m. and will be broadcast (ABC) and telecast (NBC). live Dancer's time in winning Wood over the same distance. the a trine official scorer. bothered. Train.sore Indians The Cleveland Indians are reported to have Sf|llawked to Gfn- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. !) 10 niclU.s on tiie train coming north from (heir Arizona training crtmp. Hank was able to promise them relief next spring, when it again will bn passible for bit,' league flubs to play exhibitions against rnch olher in Texas League parks. This permits hotel .sleeping some nights. The Texas Leaguers, we are loiri. discovered that the ban they slapped on the barnstormers this spring them a wad iti concession money. Any way the minors turn they seem pretty certain to get May 11. Mobile 8 Participants will be placed in Atlanta 7 flights according to their qualify- Memphis 7 ing scores, Farviiwton said. The j New Orleans 6 final 18 holes of the .spring tourna- i meiit wil be played tile second week j Yesterday's Results '" May ' NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Milwaukee (Double- "Ciinnsta" is the most generally | header) postponed, rain played card same in the United i Brooklyn 8 New York 4 States, according to pedia Britannica. the Encvclo- t Philadelphia 7-8 Pittsburgh 5-1 Chicago 7 St. Louis 5 the small clubs which incubate the!|i.. l( T co-axial stars. '"'" : NliW YORK (AP) — Hcimie Alanush peered out of the Washington dugout, a look of L'oiitenlnient on his sim-tutmed fucc. "Gee, it's great, to be back," the nt-\v coai'h of the Senators said. "I t'cel like a bird cr Hog Golfers CSose Season This Week On Wrestle Card A double main event, prod-am hi^hUwhts the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium lonight. In the first match Lester Welch is .scheduled to take on n masked trappier who bills himself as tho Dark Secret. They'll jjrapple over thn nv.i'-houv time The second bout will be n special return nuttch bet ween big, Cnrlos Ruclriquez and Chief Kit Fox. This bout will have a 00-mlnutc time limit. The first bout is scheduled for :15 p.m. .H.'JO Lifetime Mark Manush was no slouch hi nself when it. fiime to s\vm»irm a bal. A line drive hitter, Heinic amassed a s been let out of the, one of the great lisUcvs head." in the golden days of baseball when Bahe Ruth, Lou Gchrifi, Jlmmv Foxx. Al Simmons. Bill Terry. Paul [ Waner, Mel Ott. Hack Wilson and others were .striking fear into the : hearts of pitchers, returned to thpi tomrf ' m lifetime battm« mark [Senators last week succeeding the! (Mnbr:icm « 16 y™™ il1 '^ big 1 latn Clyde Milan " i lt ' 11 " 1 "*- H ? ^ the American league 1 in butting in 192(3. beating out .such ^ 1m;yens as Harry Heilnninn. Earl Avmll. Ken Williams, Goose Ooslln, Simmons and Ruth. Mamish played with St. Louis, De- "I've been back only n few days." he *aid, "but I've already luKicrd i seme changes since I was up nrrr. Take this park for instance H's, quite different, from the one in: which I played back in 193G. I'm-re was no ritfht field wing in the ;;nmdsland then. And the bleachers cxionricd from one foul line to l.iu> otlu'r. Many was the time I nacl my back to those bleacher wtills and Momi helplessly watching rnose suoUs of Ruth's sail over my mm, Washington and Breton m the American League, and Brooklyn in tho NationnL. He spent M.X years Senators, from 1930-35 and was a member of the losing Senators in the 1933 world series against the NPW York Giants. He quit play- in? in 1939 bul, remained in the IT time; as a, minor league manager and later a scout until 1343. Bucky Harris, senator manager, believes the 51-year-old Manush will be of great help to the Washington 1 hitters. "Hf'inir: was one of the greatest hitters I ever saw," said Bucky. "He w;is not one of those free- swintring types, bi;t r, real smart as well as a strong hitter. I'm hopeful some of his knowledge can rub off on our guys." ' post- AMF.RICAN LEAGUE Washington 5 New York 4 Philadelphia at Boston C2), pinod rain Cleveland 2-12 Detroit 1-2 Chicago 2-3 St. Louis 7-0 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 6-1 Atlanta 2-7 Nashville 9-G Brminiiham 5-7 Mobile tt-3 Little Rock 0-5 New Orleans 13-2 Memphis 2-8 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE No sanies scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA ESTUNG Monday, April 27 8:15 p.m. Adulfs 60c—Children 15c This Match Was Ordered by Arkansas State Athletic Commission SPECIAL RETURN MATCH Carlos Rodriquez Vs. Kit Fox The Dark Secret (.Masked Wrestler) Vs. Lester Welch WANTED We desire a Root! Paris Department Man- agcr. Ideal working conditions. Good pay. Good opportunity. Langston-McWaters BUICK COMPANY Walnut & Broadway Phone -1555 Announcement... MR. OTHO STANFIELD cordially invites his many friends and customers to contact him at IIORNER-WILSON MOTOR COMPANY, 317 East Main. nir. Stanfield says "Whether your need be for a new Oldsmobilc or GilC truck, or a good used car or truck, I will be happy to serve you at my new location." HOMER-WILSON MOTOR COMPANY 317 E. Main Pho. 2056 Razorbacks Cancel Entry In Drake Relays PAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A scheduled trip to the famed Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, this Saturday, has been cancelled, according to track coach John Barnhill. In making the announcement, Barnhill also stated that the track meet with Oklahoma A&M at Stillwater has been re-scheduled for Thursday, April 30. The traditional cinder affair with the Aggies was originally slated for Friday, May 1. The 500-mile trip to Iowa was called off in order to allow more time in preparation for the Stillwater meet. Melton Becomes Manager HABLAN. Ky. (/P)—Cliff Melton, one-time pitcher for the New York Giants, has been signed to pilot the Harlan Smokies of the Mountain States League. Last season Melton hurled for the Beaumont club in the Texas League. In '51 big Cliff pitched for Kansas City in the American Association. He was on the hill for the Giants from 1937 to 1944. his best season being his first when he won 20 and lost only 9. Mounts Hood, and Rainier are the addition type of mountain, being built up of materials thrown out of the craters of volcanoes. The Laughing Horse LOUISVILLE W)—Laffanago got his name because of his disposition. "After we bought him as a yearling." says Abe Giddins. one of the stable owners, "the colt acted like he was laughing. When he was taken on the track he always wanted to go. That's how we got the name." 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