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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1988 BLYTHBVTLLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS PAGE 8ETEK Phillies Are Unnerved Following Cards' Visit By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press SporlswrJter Not so long ago the Philadelphia Phillies were the hottest team in major leagues. Today Manager Steve O'Neil's charges are casting anxious glances over their shoulders , in the direction of the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers. The change in Philadelphia's fortunes came when the St. Louis Cardinals came a visiting Tuesday. The Phils were riding the crest of an eight game winning streak and boasted a 214 game lead in the National League race. The Cards swept the first two games and last night battled the Quakers to a 1-1 standoff in a game that was called after five innings because of rain. While the Cards were mopping up the Phils, the Dodgers extended their winning streak to four and pulled to within a half game of the groggy Phils. Top Red* Brooklyn won their fourth straight during the afternoon at. they trimmed Cincinnati, 7-4. The New York Giants snapped a three game losing streak with a 1-0 squeaker over Milwaukee and Pittsburgh trimmed Chicago, 4-2, in other National League action. In the American League the New York Yankees whipped the Chicago White Sox, 6-1, and the St. Louis Browns defeated Washington, 3-1. ^Philadelphia's game at Detroit was '"" rained out while Boston and Cleveland weren't scheduled. Th* Yankees, who got eoaked $460 in fines for their part In the melee In St. Louis Tuesday night, found themselves involved In another small ruckus in Chicago but i escaped with their pocketbooks unscathed. Mickey Mantle has been hitting hi« home runs so far that they've left no doubt, but at Comlskey Park in the fourth inning he belted one which the White Sox questioned. The ball bounced back on th« field and umpire Jim Duffy waved Mantle around. When Chicago manager Paul Richards beefed too long about the decision, Duffy waved him out of the park. Renna Stars The hitting star of the contest was young Bill Renna who hom- ered, tripled and singled In four trips. The husky righthander was playing left field for Gene Woodling, who was benched with Inflamed eyes. Bob Elliott, an unemployed third baseman when spring training began, took over the runs batted In lead In the American League last night with a three-run homer, all the runs the Browns needed to beat Washington. Elliott, who now has driven home 13 tallies showed up 4 at the Browns' camp in March *t looking for a job. After a quick trial he was signed on the recommendation of manager Marty Marion and he now is playing third regularly. Brooklyn spotted Cincinnati two runs in the first inning and then caught up fast as Duke Snider homered in the Dodger half of the first with Peewee Reese on base. Brooklyn went ahead to stay in the second Inning 'with four more runs including a two run blast into the lower left field seats by Reese. The other two National League contests were settled by do or die efforts in the last of the ninth inning. At Pittsburgh rookie yrank Thomas picked the perfect time to hit his second home run of the year. With the score tied, 2-2, one out and Ralph Kiner on base in the last of the ninth, Thomas lofted a Paul Minner pitch over the left field score board to end the game. In New York, Bobby Thomson hit a ninth inning home run to break up the game with Milwaukee. Stock Car Races Open Here Sunday Stock-car racing enthusiasts in this area will get their first thrills of the year Sunday as , the local fair grounds track opens its season of weekly shows. Twenty cars from Arkansas, Mis- 4* —— sour! and Tennessee are expected to be gunning for the prize money on the improved half-mile oval Sunday, said Don Kerbaugh, who, with Larry Lutz, is operating the races this year. Six races will be held each Sun day, Mr. Kerbaugh said, with a 20- lap feature completing each day's .run. The purse, which will consist of 60 per cent of the operators' daily gross income after taxes and track fee, will be divided among winners on a point basis. Prizes in the feature event will total 40 per cent of the purse with 20 points going to the winner, 10 points to the second place car, six points for third and four for fourth. The fifth race, scheduled for 10 laps, will be open to the first, second and third place winners in the first four races. It pays 10 points for the number one car, six points for second and four for third. Ten per cent of the purse will ride on each of the first four races, which are to be eight lap affairs, with five points for the winner, three for second and two for third. All races will go scheduled distances unless track conditions require that they be shortened, Mr. Kerbaugh said. Two Classes All cars will be classified as "fast" or "slow" in time trials beginning at.l p.m. Entrys in all except the feature race, which is open to all cars, will be determined by the time trials and the results of preceding races. The opening event will be for those in the fast car classification, and the second race for the slow car class. Losers in the first two races may enter the third run, while the fourth is a consolation race for ail losers in the first three events. A number of local cars which participated last year are due to be on hand for Sunday's opening day, Mr. Kerbaugh said. Among these are cars of J. C. Ellis, Floyd Seay, Hasklll Oraham and Junior .Long. Also expected are Red Gill and Henry Gosa of Dell. A flat entry fee of $2.50 will be charged for each car, he said, and all cars must be straight stock models. Ward Victors In Commercial League Softball United Life Wins Over Mead's in Bay Window Loop Montgomery Ward served Heekin Can Company its second straight loss in Commercial League softball yesterday as second round play in the business loop got under way. Ward topped the canners 7-3 on the seven-hit twirling of Baker. Ward's also was held to seven safeties by the canners pitcher, R. Davis. In the tubby loop, American United Life Insurance won its second straight, topping Mead's Clothiers 8-1. Garrott, hurling',for United Life, gave up only two hits and was aided by home runs by Kellett and Poe. Long knocked in the only run for Mead's with a double after Weaver got on base by an error. Montgomery Ward got its seven tallies with an equal number of safeties off the offerings of twirler R. Davis. Line score: COMMERCIAL Heekin Can Co. .. 210 00—3 Mont. Ward 022 3x—7 BAY WINDOW Mead's 010 00—1 Amer.> Life 530 Ox—8 With one more game to be played this week, the Courier News Dirty Sox against Ark-Mo Power Company this afternoon, here's how the standings in the Commercial loop stack up: W Bell Telephone ...... 1 Courier News 1 Mont. Ward 1 Heekin Can Co 0 Y. r. A o Ark-Mo Power ..A.. 0 BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. OB Philadelphia 9 •< .692 — Brooklyn 9 5 .643 Vb St. Louis 8 4 .600 l'/ 2 Chicago Milwaukee New York Pittsburgh Cincinnati .656 2 .545 2 .357 4(4 .357 4',(, .222 5 ^AMERICAN LEAGUE w L Pet as New York 11 3, .786 — Cleveland 8 3 .727 l Chicago 8 6 .571 3 St. Louis Philadelphia Boston .... Washington Detroit .2 13 .538 3'/i .538 3'/ : .500 4 .286 7 .133 9V SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet Birmingham Little Rock Memphis Nashville Atlanta Chattanooga- Mobile New Orleans 11 11 .61 .579 .529 .500 .500 .500 .400 .389 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 1 Milwaukee Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 2 Brooklyn 7 Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 1 Philadelphia 1 (tie, five innings, rain) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6 Chicago 1 St. Louis 3 Washington 1 Philadelphia at Detroit, postponed, rain. (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 4 Mobile 2 Only game scheduled Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn—Lown (6-0) vs Meyer (1-1) Cincinnati at. Pittsburgh—Perkowski (1-0) vs Pettit (0-0) Milwaukee at Philadelphia—Wilson (0-0) vs Drews (2-0) St. Louis at New York—Staley (1-1) vs Koslo (0-1) Pet. 1,000 1.000 .600 .000 .000 .000 Spoett Roundup — On Horses, Fights and Tennis > Br OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — As we understand it, they are staging a match race at Louis ville tomorrow between a big gray horse named Native Dancer and a little, long-nosed jockey named Eddie Arcaro, with opinion on the probable outcome pretty well divided. The Dancer, though undefeated never before has a mile and one- in 11 starts, tried to run quarter. Arcaro has gone the distance many times in becoming the world's richest rider. The Bnncer will be on his own, whereas Arcaro Is expected to receive some; assistance from his mount, Correspondent, if it develops into a close thing in the stretch. Not being in position to give an expert on-the-ground appraisal of the two champions, we asked Ben Jones, the world's richest trainer, to try to split them. His prompt reply was sharp and hard- hitting, both. "In this case," Ben says, "I've got to pick the hoss. I wouldn't bet on him, though, at them, short odds. He'd better not give Arcaro an opening'." Aussie Youngster ' The official Australian tennis team of Ken Rosewall, Lewis Hoad, Ian Ayre, Mervyn Rose and Clive Wilderspln begins its European tour in the Rome championships on Monday. Wilderspin, a newcomer of 22, upset Hoad in the Aussie national championships last January, It is plain that the Australian Davis Cup Committee intends to \play its two wonder kids, Rosewall and Hoad, both in singles and doubles' In next winter's challenge round at Melbourne. The team of feated Prank Sedgman and Ken South. He challenged a loud- McGregor in last year's New South Wales title meet, has been broken up and Rose commanded to pair himself with some other member of- the touring squad. Can't say that this materially improves our chances of winning the big mug back. Those juveniles play doubles about as well as they do singles, and they can play a very long time without tiring. Diamond Fights Bill Summers, the veteran American League umpire, says that battle royal between the Yankees and the Browns at St. Louis the other day was the worst he has seen in his 20 years in the majors. ^ "More real hard punches were thrown and landed on both sides than I ever saw before," Bill commented. "There was one real good fight going on that hardly anybody noticed In the confusion." The simple truth is that most ball players are poor, with their fists. Perhaps a hundred times we have seen a couple of them rush toward each other, bellowing and kicking up dust, but_ we cannot recall ever having seen a player land a good, clean blow before the wrestling began. The only players we know of today who is a trained, scientific scrapper is Al Rosen, the Cleveland third-baseman. He was a good Rose and Don Candy, which de- middleweight in college down mouthed fan in Tucson this spring, but the fellow was smart. Bill Dickey, the old Yankee catcher, had a distressing experience back in the 30's when he suddenly swung in a fit of temper arid broke the jaw of Carl Reynolds, a Washington outfielder. Dickey, ordinarily the mildest of men, was given a terrible roasting and felt worse about it than Reynolds did, if possible. The oldtimers say that Ty Cobb wasn't particularly gifted with his fists In his numerous off-the-field bouts, but that he was an awfully tough man to tangle with, just the same. "Ty made up his own rules," one of them, told us in painful reminiscence. Sudbury Boys Get No-Hitter In V Softball Sudbury and Central Grade Schools halved a double-header In "V" soflball yesterday, with Central's fifth grade winning 16-9, and the sixth grade of Sudbury taking a 12-1 vlctoryi on the no-hit pitching of two hurlers, Rouns»vall and Alford. In the Fifth grade circuit, Sud- AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicago — Sain (2-0) vs Pierce (2-1) Washington at St. Louis—Sima (0-1) vs Blyzka (0-1) Philadelphia at Detroit—Byrd (11) vs Garver (0-3) Boston at Cleveland—Grissom (0-1) vs. Lemon (3-0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Chattanooga Birmingham at Mobile Memphis at Nashville Atlanta at New Orleans League Leading Barons Topple Mobile 4-2 New Scenery, Opposition For Teams Tonight By The AModated fns* Six Southern Association baseball teams get a change of scenery and new opposition tonight. Mobile ran up against the Birmingham Barons last night for the first time this season, and lost to the league leadens, 4-2. Other teams had the night off. Tonight's agenda reads like this; Birmingham at Mobile; Little Rock at Chattanooga, Atlanta at New Orleans, and Memphis at Nashville. Birmingham's Gus Triandos. who is leading the league in bating, runs batted in, and home runs, wasn't around last night but the Barons didn't miss him. They took advantage of three Mobile errors and came from behind to win. Birmingham got a run in the third and Mobile went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of that inning. Then the Barons tied It up in the eighth and got two runs in the ninth to clinch it. Each team collected eight hits. Third Baseman Ash Heckel of Mobile was the goat. He committed two errors, each of which gave Birmingham a run. Triandos, who leads the league with a .551 batting average, left the club yesterday for a trip to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., to be separated from the Army. He has been playing for the Barons while on terminal leave. The giant first baseman is expected to rejoin the team within a few days. FAVORITE FOE DERBY — Alfred G. Vanderbilt's Native Dancer (above) Is the favorite for the Kentucky Derby May 2 at Churchill Downs. He is shown with Jackey Eric Guerin who will ride him in the Derby, in the saddle. (AP Photo) Top Turf Record Goes On the Line at Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Unbeaten Native Dancer places one of turf history's most enviable records on the line tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., central standard time, in the 79th Kentucky Derby. And 11 other three-year olds are expected to challenge his right to be acclaimed one of racing's greatest. Not since Man O 1 War was al-* most a household word more than 30 years ago has a horse caught he fancy of racing experts and laymen like this smooth striding blue- grey son of Polynesian from the stable of millionaire Alfred Vanderbilt. And that goes for such famous derby winners as Citation, Count Fleet and Whirlaway. Even Man O' War, who didn't race in the derby, already had lost ils lone decision at this stage of his racing career. bury took an early lead .and held it all the way, locking up the win with an 8-run fourth inning. Smith hurled five-hit ball for Central while P. Alford duplicated the feat for the losers. Sudbury's sixth graders scored in every inning as they trounced Central with an eight-hit attack aided One need go back to 1922 when Morvich won the mile and one- quarter classic at Churchill Downs to find a derby horse with a record comparable,to that of the Dancer. Morvich was undefeated in 11 wo-year old starts and made the derby his 12th consecutive win. After that he never won another race. Hindoo Holds Record Bimelech also came up to the 1940 derby with a perfect record n eight two-year old races and wo as a three-year old. But he bowed to Gallahadion in the run 'or the roses. Against these records, the Dancer can show nine victories In 1951 ind two this spring as a three- 'ear old. However, he has a long way to go to match the consecutive win record of 19 established by Hindoo, the 1881 derby winner. The names of an even dozen itarters were expected to be drop>ed into the entry box starting at i a. m. today. One or two, includ- ng the Dancer's stablemate, Social Outcast, may be withdrawn before the sharply-trained three- year olds start the long trek to he starting gate before the crowd )f more than 100,000. Weather May Decide Size of the actual starting field epends a lot on the condition of the racing strip. It was muddy 'esterday and the weatherman saw losslbillties of more rain today and omorrow. Some experts have been trying, vlthout much success, to organize a "knockdown the favorite" club this week. But through all their efforts the Dancer remained the most talked about subject in derby- town. He figures to go postward under Eric Guerln as the 4 to 5 choice or even shorter. He has paid more than even money only once in his Illustrious career. That was in his first start a little over a year ago at Jamaica. 7ones Favored Over Herring In TV Bout Rookie pitcher Miguel (Mite) Fornieles of the Chicago White Sox hails from Havana, Cuba. He made his major league hurling debut last Sept. 2 by pitching a one-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics. The score was 5-0. by eight walks given up by losing pitcher Kelley and six bobbles by Central. Central was held scoreless until the last inning as Sudbury's hurlers, Kounsavall and Alford, combined efforts to stop the losers without a hit. MINNOWS (rom Ozark Fish Hatcher; Also Roaches & Worms 24 Hour Service LUTES' S. Highway 61 Ph. I860 NEW YORK W) — Ralph (Tiger) Jones, the ninth-ranking middleweight from Yonkers, N. Y., tackles Jimmy Herring of New York tonight in the top bout of 10 rounds at St. Nicholas Arena. The battle will take the place of the usual Friday night fight from Madison Square Garden which is occupied by the circus for another week. It will be televised starting at 8 p.m. (CST) by the National Broadcasting Company. Herring outpointed Jones the last time they met last Aug. 18, but the latter will rule the favorite in the return. The 22-year-old Herring is a crafty infighter, but his is the kind of milling Jones likes. Both have good records. Herring has won 52 of his 66 fights, 24 by knockouts and Jones has been the victor in 27 of 35. When Tom Greenwade recently signed a new routing contract with the Yankees it was for two years. Little League Starts Tryouts Monday More than 150 boys are expected to vie for positions on Blytheville Little League teams next week as they demonstrate their baseball talents be'fgre the coaches of the mid- .get circuit. At a coaches meeting yesterday it was decided to start the tryouts Monday. The practice sessions will run through Friday with each age group attending on different days. During Each team will play once a week, with games scheduled for the Ninth Street Park Tuesday, Wednesday ! and Thursday each week. The ntlcllulllK Ull Uiliclclll, Uilys. 1-'IU11I£ t the week coaches will be present to I t watch the workouts in order to de-j games will start at 5:15 p.m. cide upon players to be chosen for | Next weefc . s p racUce sessions will each team. The Coaches also adopted a nil- ing at the meeting, by which each team will carry over at ths end of the season, all members of the squad who will be eligible for the league the Mowing year. At the opening of a new season, each team will receive 2,400 points for every boy lost because of ineligibility to be used in acquiring new players. In choosing players this year, each team is allowed 36,000 points with which it will bid against other beein each afternoon at 5 o'clock. Following is the schedule for the workouts: Monday, May 4, and Thursday, May 7 — 12-year-old group. Tuesday, May 5, and Friday, May 8 — n -year-old group. Wednesday, May 6 — nine and 10-year-old groups. 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