The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 4, 1953
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PAGE BIGHT BLTTHUTTLLE f ARK.V COURIER MOWDAY, MAY 4, 1998 Dope Sheet is Upset By Bosox and BUGS Bj JOE REfCHLEK AP Sportiwriter It wasn't so long ago that everybody was feeling sorry for Boston's Red Sox and Pitts- burghP rates. Those "poor" Pirates were a near-unamrnous pick for the eel 1 a r while the ••rawedy" Red Sox weren't pickedmueh higher. But look «* ^woclute to^ ^ ^ their last seven games, are the hottest team In the American League. They won their sixth straight yesterday, walloping the St. Louis Browns, 14-5, In the opener of their double-header, but were nosed out, 6-5, In the nightcap. The Pirates, winners of five In Little League Tryouts Delayed Bain today halted scheduled tryouts for Little League team posi. tloris and player agent, J. P. Garrott said if ground conditions permit play tomorrow, the practice sessions for the remainder of the week will go on as scheduled. Twelve year-olds were scheduled for today and Thursday. Tomorrow's schedule calls for boys in the 11-year-old group to .how their wares before league coaches at the Ninth Street Park. Memphis Keeps Winning But Can't Gain on Barons By JACK SIMMS Associated Press Sporti Writer Manager Luke Appling still isn't happy, although his Memphis Chicks stand second in the Southern Association and have won six of their last seven games. Appling took a look at the (stand- fourth, three games off the pace. "HP ""6 *"" _ . i _.,_1_1 T,^u Vnr-r.1, o/>oHnt-nrf 11 TVfnhtlfi ings again today and went right on with his head-shaking. Wha Bob Kerce scattered 11 Mobile it hits to hand the Bears their . can a manager say when his ball club gets as hot as the Chicks have recently and still not gain on the leader? "The"Birmingham Barons were first game for Chattanooga and two games ahead of Memphis last handed Little Rock's Milo Johnson •week and the Alabama team Etill his second defeat against four is in the lead and still two games victories in the first game. Zeisz ahead of the Chicks. allowe Birmingham walloped the last- mates place Mobile Bears, 9-3, yesterday to sweep the 4-game series. Memphis look two from Nashville and sent the Vols tumbling from fourth to sixth place. The Chicks won the first 17-12, and took the second, 6-4. Chattanooga Jumped from fifth to third with ft double victory over Little Eock, 6-3 and 4-3, and Atlanta moved from sixth to fifth by splitting with New Orleans, 6-3, and 2-0. Little sent the Travs from second to Rock's double drubbing Pollard Gets Early Lead In Tourney W. J. (Bill) Pollard, with a 79, led the early qualifiers as play In the Blytheville Country Club's spring handicap tournament got underway over the weekend. Jim Terry, the defending champion who had been tabbed as the man to beat, was tied for third In the early rounds as he faltered and look an 82. Qualifying will continue through Saturday with the final 18 holes scheduled for Sunday. Other qualifying scores: Jim Stevenson 81; George Hubbard Jr., 82; John Lenti, Hugh Whitsitt, O. E. Knudsen, 84; Bill Afflick, 85; Harry W. Haines, Joe Bsasley. I. R. Coleman, Cantrell and Hubert Seymour 86; Earl Thomas, 87; Albert McManus, Vernon Thomason, C. Crigger 90; Gene Butler, Bob Porter, 92; Newt Whitis, 93; B. R. Hays, 94; D. S. Branson, 95; Al Leech, Lloyd Stickmon, 98; E. M. Regenold, 99; C. A. Afflict 100; Richard Becker, Farris McCalla, 101; Ralph Rushing 103; Jack Webb, 104; Charles Craig 105; Ben Butler Sr., 107; Chester Caldwell 108; J. W. Adams 109; Dane Fergus 114 and Brown 117. eight hits while his team- tagged Johnson and Ed March for, 12. Cuban Raul Sanchez was the winner of the seven-inning second game. Ted Edmunds was charged with the defeat. Both Memphis and Nashville batters had a field day. Each team collected 28 hits before the second game was called at the end of the fifth because of darkness. Memphis fell four runs behind In each game before getting etart- ed. Dick Adalr was the losing pitcher in both contests. Dick Strahs and Bob Black were the winners. New Orleans combined 11 walks with nine hits to down the Crackers In the first contest. Atlanta Starter Jack Brlttln issued five walks before leaving the game in the first inning. He was the loser. Bob Purkey limited Atlanta to seven hits in getting his second win. Tigers Have Pair Of Old Rookies LAKELAND, Pla.—Hal Erlckson, a 6-5 pitcher, and Frank Carswell, six-foot outfielder, have a lot In common. Both are 33-year-old rookies who will earn less money if they stick with the Detroit Tigers this season. Here's the pitch. Both played Cuban winter bail, something not per- mited if a player is a major lenguer. If they make the Tigers they cannot return to Cuba next winter. Eickson, who wears glasses, resembles Jim Konstanty in manners and Dizzy Trout in build, won 20 games for Dallas last season and is being counted on by Manager Fred Hutchinson as a relief pitcher. "He has a peculiar motion," says Hutch. "It's half sidearm. I recall pitching against him in the American Legion regional championship in 1936. He lost. He's a willing worker and ail reports on him are good." Carswell, who played basketball at Rice, led the International League in hitting (.344) and in home runs (30) last season. He played for Buffalo. Both Erickson and Carswell began their organized ball careers in 194' at the age of 28, Erickson with Syracuse and Carswell with Paris Tex., in the Big State League. Carswell has always batted above .300 and In 1950 with Texarkana he hit .400 in 126 games. ^ seventh straight loss. Birmingham gave him a 5-run cushion to ride on in the first two Innings. Righthander Zeke Zelsz won his succession, are the surprise of the National League. They pounded out an 8-2 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals to climb within a game of the first division. The Red Sox are In fourth place, hard on the heels of the league leaders. The Formula What Is the reason for this sudden reversal of form? Simple. The Red Sox have found the formnla for winning on the road, something they haven't been able to do In years. The Pirates are combining good pitching with solid slugging, something they found impossible last year. The Red Sox lost ground yesterday to the pace-setting New York Yankees, who rallied for four runs in the njnth to nip the Detroit Tigers. 6-5. Cleveland's second-place Indians advanced to within one game of the Yanks, taking two from Washington, 7-0 and 4-3, Philadelphia's Athletics moved into third place with a pair of triumphs over the Chicagoo White Sox, 4-2 and 10-6. Brooklyn registered its sixth straight, .edging out the Milwaukee Braves. {-3. Philadelphia's Phillies deadlocked the Dodgers for first place In the National League, whipping the Chicago Cubs twice, 5-1 and 2-0. The scheduled fwin bill at New York between Cincinnati and the Giants waa rained out. Wilson Wants Softball Games l anyone? Clarence Medlln announced Satur- knows what set off the Frick day. Mr. Medlin said the team would on Monday and Friday nlghls. Anyone Interested can contact him In Wilson at phone 4551 on weekdays or 4031 alter 6:15 p.m., he said. CHAMPION JULIUS BOROS, gAtURDAY MAY 2&* Sports Roundup — Big League's Poker VW// Go Underground By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP)—Baseball players are normal young men with money in their pockets and much spare time on their hands while they are on the road, and we greatly fear they will go right on gambling among themselves no matter how many times Commissioner Ford Frick tells them he's against it. They'll simply go underground while the heat is on and do their OTIUUUII u ..yu., e r c"d playing exclusively in hotel An independent softball team has rooms, with the radio turned up been organized at Wilson and is k '~ h looking for night games, Manager high. . We have found no one yet who ukase against the friendly games of chance. We have heard no re- Mr. Medlin said tne team woum . ( (hof like to schedule games with other °f™J° p °™ u ™ ah , gn on a parUcu . towns, either In Wilson or elsewhere, f^^ an™ thaY payers were w(jre m _ being hurt. Such things get around as a rule. Must Know Something Frick must, however, have heard Yanks Go When Rizzuto Goes py HARRY CRAYSON • •-• - NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) —Case y Stengel has Billy Martin working at shortstop and Phil Rir.zuio at second base as a precaution against Little Scooter's arm not coming around, the report road. They've been worrying about Rizzuto for five years, or since Manager Stengel has been around. And all the ignited Italiano does is throw another big year. The Yankees will go when Riz- objective was to find a replacement. arm trouble in the spring. Por such for Rizzuto. Philip had fallen off I a remarkable shortstop, the Soooter zutto goes," says Marty Marlon, a compliment from one artist to an- o t h e r. ''He was tired last 33, was the Fbil Riizuto every nine years Rizzuto lias been the trigger mechanism of the New York Americans — he spent three in the Navy—they have won seven pennants and six world cnain- pionships. They were not beaten until the next to the last day In 1948. It is true that Rizzuto and Martin have switched positions in pre- game drills, but at their own volition and not by order of the high command. They were only horsing around. Martin dispels any lingering doubl about Rizzuto's arm. "When he has to, he can throw as well as he ever did," says Stengel's pet project. "He's done it this spring." • • » WHEN STENGEL SUCCEEDED Bucky Harris In 1949, his principal slightly In '48. They suspected his slip wns showing. You heard lie was ill. He took eye exercises. Perhaps he was growing weary. They spoke of a lack of robustness. He wa.-. no more than 30, but had played since he was 11. He stands only five feet six, would have to pack weights to come in above 160 pounds, and he had taken a lot of hard knocks So all Rizzuto did was carburet the Yankees to the first of four consecutive pennants and drop a highly debatable most - valuable- player award to Ted Williams. In •50, the Scooter won the MVP prize hands down, bating .324 in his finest season. In '51, he took the Babe Ruth award as the outstanding performer in the World Series, In which he batted .320. Rizzuto wns treated for nn ulcer after the World Series last fall. He's hifiljy strung, a bit of a hypochondriac. • « • KIZZUTO HAS ALWAYS had has only a mediocre arm, further stressing his artistry In the field. He compensates for his lack of a rifle arm by getting the ball away quickly and accurately. Like Joe Cronin, Lou Budreau, Luke Appling and other shortstops before him, Rlzzuto's knowledge of batters and pitchers enables him to go to extremes in position play— deep, shallow and to either side. At 34, Rizzuto may have lost a short stride, yet he has no superior at starting or acting as the pivot man on a double play. The Scooter remains magnificent going deep into the hole to his right, going to the left, coming In for slow rollers, fielding balls hit through the pitcher's box. high hoppers out of the pitcher's reach, and cutting out into left field for pop-upe. That Just about wraps up the Job In the field. Playing, shortstop by ear, Phil Riz- 7.uto would still be the game's top hand at the most important position. \ BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn Philadelphia St. Louis Milwaukee Pittsburgh Chicago New York Cincinnati something. He traveled with ball teams too many years back in his reporting days to become worked up about quarter-limit poker and cent-a-point gin rummy, which are the normal games on most clubs. He knows they are fine, healthful pastimes and those players who can count to 10 will not be injured In either. We can only hazard the guess that a high roller or two operated in the majors last season and that some victim blew the whistle. There are some extremely fine card players in baseball, good enough to operate In the fastest company, and occasionally one of them will yield to avarice and pluck his teammates. That is when the kind of trouble comes that can wreck a club. Frick has known it to happen. The average game we have Been or have been drawn Into, reluctantly, concerns only a set of young athletes who have just discovered poker and who feel certain they will win if they only stay In every pot to the bitter end. They get much fun and relaxation from the game, and it is a pleasure to play with them. Not Gamblers It is our considered opinion that, as a class, baseball players do not compare either with golfers or tennis players in gambling skill or in willingness to risk important money. It is seldom that two tennis stars of equal calaber tie into one another with a good, stiff bet riding on the result. We know first hand of one tennis star who managed to get $10,000 dawn on himself, and win it. The pro golfers not only have something riding on virtually every shot, anything from an $10 to $100 Nassau, but most of them carry their craving for action into the e nings. por some reason, bridge usually Is their game, and they are exceptionally skilled at it. We have heard of pairs that won considerably more money from townsfolk along the winter tournament rtail than they did on the links. The most games ever won by a Cleveland Indian pitcher was 31 by Jim Bagby in 1920. MINNOWS from Ozark Fish Hatcher? Also Roaches & Worms 24 Hour Service LUTES 1 S. fltffhwa; 61 Ph. 4869 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 4 8:15 p.m. 4-MAN TAG MATCH Carlos Rodriquez & Red Roberts vs. Lester Welch & Rex Mobley 90 Min. Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c Lady Wrestlers Miss Cora Combs vs. Miss Teresa Theis'' One Hour Time limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Fall* W L Pet. GB 11 ....a 7 7 .5 7 .i 10 .2 9 .668 •- .583 .538 .471 .417 .333 .182 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York i . Cleveland Philadelphia Boston Chicago St. Louis Washington W L 12 4 10 5 ....10 .7 9 7 10 8 .6 12 Pet. .706 .667 .588 .563 .556 .471 .333 Detroit 3 15 .167 10V4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Memphis Chattanooga Little Rock Atlanta Nashville New Orleans Mobile W 14 12 11 12 10 10 Pet. .667 .571 .550 .545 .476 .455 .429 .348 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE CincSnnat at New York postponed tin Brooklyn 4 Milwaukee 3 Philadelphia 5-2 Chicago 1-0 Pittsburgh 8 St. Louis 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6 Detroit 5 Cleveland 7-4 Washington 0-3 Philadelphia 4-10 Chicago 2-6 Boston 11-5 St. Louis 5-6 SOUTHEEN ASSOCIATION Chatanooga 6-4 Little Rock 3-3 Memphis 17-6 Nashville 12-4 New Orleans 6-0 Atlanta 3-2 Birmingham 8 Mobile 3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Brooklyn (night) Spahn (2-1) vs Roe (1-0) Chicago at Philadelphia (night) Kllppstein (0-0) vs Konstanty (1-1) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (night) Miller (0-1) or Mizell (1-0) vs Dickson (2-2) Cincinnati at New York (2) Eaf- fensger (1-2), and Church (0-1) vs Jansen (1-2) and Hearn (1-2) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit, Raschi (11) vs Newhouser (0-0)* Boston at St. Louis (night) Parnell (3-0) vs Brecheen (0-3) (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Mobile Birmingham at New Orleans Little Hock at Nashville Memphis at Chattanooga Moronic Moose May Disappear HALIFAX —Nova Scotia's moose population is slowly deteriorating— physically and mentally. The majestic big game animal is now ft woodland moron. Biologists trying to discover the reason for the depletion of the moose population have found out that the moose Is becoming stupid and simple-minded. Several cases of such simplemindedness have been confirmed. Examinations of dead animals have shown that parts of the brain have decayed. Before the no-hunting ban was applied, the moose was a popular big game animal. In 1922 the kill totaled 1,156. Por every five licenses issued one moose was shot. The biggest kill was 1,677 in 1927. But ten years later the hunting ban was imposed. The biologists trying to improve the animal's lot have concentrated on determining the moose's eating habits in order to improve his diet. But in addition to the diet factor, many woodsmen believe that the hunting ban might have made the moose mentally lazy. Diet, climate or laziness the Nova Scota moose has become a moron and may .soon become extinct. BOTTLID IN BOND TIUOWSTONE INC., LOUISVILLE, KY. Browns Halt Sox Winning Spree Laurent Makes U.S. DebutToday Frenchman Tackles Kid Porfuguez NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Laurent, a new French middleweight import, makes Ills American debut tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway against Ttizo Kid Portuguez, rugged Costa Rican. The Frenchman, active since 1947, has fought only 39 pro bouts, for a 28-8-3, record. He has knocked out 10 opponents including Laurent Dauthuille. He was stopped twice by Eandy Turpin and Charles Humez. Portuguez, once winner over Paddy Young, has a reputation i a tough customer. Pierre Langlois, another French middleweight who has built up quite a following in the U. S., goes against Joe Rindone of Boston at the Boston Garden on the Saturday TV show (ABC). Langlois eliminated Rocky Castellan! from the middleweight title tournament in February but was eliminated himself when'-the boxing commissioners revised the tournament. Johnny Bratton, still on the trail of welter champ Kid Gavilan, goes Thursday night in Cleveland against Livio Minelli, the Italian who lost a split decision to the Cuban Keed April 14. TV shows this week include: Wednesday - Washington — Dave Gallardo, Los Angeles, vs Charlie Riley, St. Louis, feathers, 10 (CBS). Friday-New York (St. Nicholas Arena)—Ramon Fuentes, Los Angeles, vs Al (Sugar) Wilson, En- glewobd, N. J., welters, 10. Gals Grapple On Legion Mat Show Tonight The grappling gals return to the American Legion's auditorium tonight as another double main event program headlines the weekly wrestling card. Therese Theis and Cora Coombs, a pair of young women wrestlers, go at it hammer and tong in the first bout find in the second four male grapplers pair off in a tag bout that is expected to be rough and tumble. In the tag bout Red Roberts, the current southern heavyweight champion, will team with big Carlos Hodriquez against Lester Welch and Rex Mobley. *Lindell Dumps Cards on 4-Hits By The Associated Presi The Browns frequently have been victims of big scores at the hands of the Boston Red Sox and the first game of Sunday's double-h e a d e r at B u s c h Stadium was one of those times. The Red Sox were hot, pounding out 17 hits for a 14-5 decision and their sixth straigh^. victory. But the Browns weren't through for the day. They came from behind twice with three-run innings to stop the triumph streak with a 6-5 nightcap victory. "We were, real lucky to beat that ball club in the second game," St. Louis Manager Marty Marion said later. Whether they're just hot now, I don't know. We'll play them again and see—but right now they're as good as we've seen all year." The clubs meet again tonight. Marty used five hurlers in the opener and had Dick Kryhoski and Bobby Young hitting homers —Kryhoski had two—off winner Sid Hudson. Kell Sets Dp Comeback The Browns were hitless in the second game and trailing 1-0 until singles,}by Don Lenhardt, Roy Sievers, -Johnny Groth, a double by Pitcher Duane Pillette- and walk to Young produced three runs off Mickey McDerrnott in the fifth. Boston forged in front r '.in in the seventh but 'a fum_ie by George Kell set the stage for another Browns' comeback the next inning with Lenhardt doubling home the tying run and Sievers flying deep to allow the winning tally to score from third. At Pittsburgh the Pirates got out the plank for the Cardinals, handing them an 8-2 defeat, the most one-sided setback the Ked- birds have had this season. Haddix Is Loser Johnny Lindell, an outfielder with the New York Yankees, but now back to pitching, limited Bt. Louis to four hits, the strongest a thee-bagger by Stan Musial to start off their two-run seventh Inning. Enos Slaughter walked and Ray Jablonski singled Musial home. Eddie Stanky, pinchhitting, sacrificed and Dick Sisler was walked intentionally, filling the bases. Harry Lowrey then filed deep. Slaughter scoring. Harvey Haddix started and was the loser. Dick Bokelman and Mike Clark handled relief roles for the Birds. • Puppies • • Parakeets • • Kittens • • Canaries • • Tropical , Fish • — All Pet Supplies — The PET SHOP Mrs. N. G. Jerome 433 S. Division Ph. 3075 557 THE WORD DOES NOT MEAN A MARRIED PERSON Let us minister to your insurance needs. We'll check your present policies against your requirements and work out a proper program. All without any obligation at all on your part. ANSWER The word really means a person promised in marriage, and comes from Latin, "spondeo", meaninj? "I promise." 1. Popular Phrases Names by B. Hargrave. 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