The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 5, 1953
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BLTMIYILLI (AMt.) ooVBim TUWDAT, MAT 8, MM Great Things Looming For Plowboy Mizell By BEN PHI.EGAB AP SportswrUcr The folks down in Vinegar Bend, Ala., better start thumbing their St. Louis guidebooks. This looks like a good year to go watch Wilmer pitch. Wilmer as he is known to his grandma, is better known to baseball fans' as V i n e g a r Bend Mizell, the 22-year-old plowboy who pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals. X left-hinder with til the eccen- trloltlei usually associated with •outhpaws, plus t whole bundle of hli own, Mlzell Is the greatest character, in the true sense of the word, to find his way Into the Cardinal organization since Dizzy Dean. Lut night at Pittsburgh Vinegar Bend mowed down the recently dangerous Pittsburgh Pirates on two measly hits. He struck out nine and didn't allow a safety until rookie Carlos Bernier broke through with » single in the sixth. # * * Prank Thomas got the only othe Pittsburgh hit, also n single, will two out in the ninth. St. Louis won the game, 5-0. When Mizell was pitching fo: Houston of the Texas League ii 1951 the entire population of Vine gar Bend—total 35—went over t< see him pitch against Shreveport. Won Two Since Wilmer has won two games and pitched one rain-short ened tie, this would seem an np propriate time for them to move in on Busch Stadium for anothei if- * * No-Hit Try Spoiled In Sixth Inning By The Associated Press uarlos Bernier and Frank Thomas share a dubious honor as far as the St. Louis Cardinals are concerned. They were the two Pittsburgh pirates to spoil Wilmer Vinegar Bend Mizell's bid for a no-hitter at Forbes Field Monday night in the Redbirds' 5-0 victory over the BUGS. Hemus knocking With Solly Hemus knocking at homer and Ray Jablonski hitting safely three times, including triple, Mliell could concentrate on his pitching. He reached the sixth before Benier slapped out a single to left. Thomas's blow, also a single, came in the ninth. Five other Pirates reached base on walks and nine went down swinging or on called •trikes. Second Victory Mizell helped his own cause in the fourth when he singled with the sacks full to drive In two runs. That blow also sent starter Murry Dlckson from the game. The Redbirds took their first two runs In the second on Enos Slaughter's triple, two tingles and a Pl- rati error. It wag Mlzell's gecond victory in his only two decisions sp far this year. The Pirate pitchers did bring Stan Muslal under control, stop^ ping the outfielder's hitting streak at 13 games. His only trip to first base came on a walk. The Browns and Boston Red Sox were rained out of a night game at Busch Stadium. Fights Last Night By The Associated Tress Brooklyn—Mickey Laurent, 158 : ,'i, France, drew with Tuzo (Kid) Por- tuguez, 159%, Costa Rica, 10. Milwaukee — Dan Buccerom, 191, Philadelphia, stopped West Bascorn, 174, St. Louis, 7. Kansas City—Billy Sudduth 151, Topeka, Kas., stopped Pat O'Grady 158%, Omaha, 3. Toughies Take Both Events on Legion Mat Show Cora Coombs Subdues Miss Theis; Roberts, Rodriquez Win Rough play proved the master last night In both ends of the double main event wrestling card at the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium. Cora Coombs, a rough-playing lass from the hills of Kentucky, slugged her way to a win over tall Therese Theis In the main half of j the twin match card while In the all-male portion Red Roberts, the southern junior heavyweight champion and his partner, Carlos Rocl- riquez. out-mauled Lester Welch and Rex Moblcy in a tag bout. The two wrestling women, first appear here in several months, really roughed things up. Miss Coombs used just about every trirk n the book to subdue her opponent but she had to go the limit to cki it. Miss Coombs captured the first fall after working Miss Theis over with body blows for 10 minutes. Drop kicks and n pin did the trick. Miss Theis came tack to take the :econd fall in 12 minutes with side mares and n body pin but Miss look at the local boy. • While Mizell was ending the Pir ates' five-game winning streak two other streaks in the National League also were broken. The Mil waukee Braves stopped Brooklyn at six straight with a 9-4 deoisior at Ebbets Field and the Cincinnati Reds snapped their eight-game losing- streak at the expense of the New York Giants. This happened 9-5, in the second game of a double header after the Giants had won the first game, 12-4. The Philadelphia Phillies took sole possession of first place in the National League, as Brooklyr lost, by whipping Chicago, 8-4. In the only American League action the lowly Detroit Tigers rose up and conquered the New York Yankees, 10-8, knocking the Yanks down Into a percentage tie for firsl place with the Cleveland Indians. Boston at St. Louis was postponed because of wet grounds and the other four clubs weren't scheduled. Roe Shelled The Braves' victory was a sweet one for the Wisconsin Redmen, who bowed 18 times in 21 meet- ngs With Brooklyn last season. After sending Preacher Hoe to the showers in two innings the Braves exploded for five runs against 'lem Lablne in the sixth Inning to get the decision, Del Crandall, Johnny Logan and Sid Gordon led -he 15-hlt Milwaukee attack. Del Ennls had a big night for the Phillies. He drove home five uns, three of them on a double, and hit a home run as Jim Kon- tanty picked up his second success against one loss. Daryl Spencer, the Giants rook- e third baseman who was lenched last week for weak htt- Ing, smashed his first major eague grand slam home run In "lew York's first game triumph 'Ver the Kedlegs. Gus Bell matched Spencer's «fort for Cincinnati in the nightcap. Bell and Ted Klusiewskl collected 0 hits and drove in 12 runs during he long afternoon. Detroit hammered Vic Raschl ind three successors for 18 hits, ncluding four doubles and two rlples. The Yanks have used 15 Mtchers in their last four games, of which they have won only one. Coombs took the third round In eight minutes with a half crab and a pin. Roberts and Rodrlque simply proved too much for the lighter Welch and Mobley in the tag bout. They grabbed the first round after 12.'.'rough minutes with Rodriquez pinning Welch. Mobley and Welch came back strong in the second round, however, and Mobley captured the fall by defeating Roberts with a crab hold. Roberts and Rodriquez took the third fall in eight minutes with Roberts pinning Mobley with a body straddle. Sports Roundup — Roberts. Simmons Enough? By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The question being asked most frequently at this early stage of the National League race is, "Do you think those Phillies can do it w i t h Roberts and Simmons?" Our answer, after considerable thought and study, still is "No." _ For one thing, the Philadelphia writers who know Steve O'Neill's club best, are as cautious as men threading a minefield. Their estimates of what will happen when the chase settles down and tht days are filled with hot double-headers are studded with "ifs." They concede that three or four Phils are hitting far over their heads. Secondly, there is no evidence thus far that Steve has a pitcher or two capable of taking the fierce pressure off his two great youngsters, Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons, and the able veterans, Karl Drews and Jim Konstanty. . Steve thought he had such pitching support when he let Russ Meyer go during the winter. They've Been Hot Thirdly, the Quakers have done everything they could possibly have hope to do up to this point- both their pitching and hitting have bordered on the sensational— and they haven't been able to open daylight between themselves and Brooklyn. That must be a trifle disheartening. In the back of their minds, too, must be the memory that they finished last season at a 59-30 clip after O'Neill took over, yet wound up fourth. If there Is such a thing as the law of averages, it Is about due to start running against Steve's boys. A "two-man" pitching staff such as Roberts and Simmons represent In the popular mind Is a risky proposition. If either of them Is injured or suffers from a sore arm for a w«ek or two, there can go the flag. No Depth No matter how well Jim Konstanty has done as a starter—and he did deliver an amazing two- hitter against Pittsburgh—the Phils would be a great deal more dangerous, in our opinion, if the old schoolteacher were able to operate exclusively from the bullpen, as he did in 1950. A flag winner these days must have that stopper who can come in 40 or 50 times if necessary in the late innings. He is a product of the lively ball. It appears certain that both Sim- j mons and Roberts, providing they I remain in robust health, will rack j up better than 20 victories. For the sake of argument, give them 6,0 between them. It still would not be enough to stand off Brooklyn's j great depth of pitching and superior all-around strength unless both Drews and Konslanty surpass themselves. WHEN YOU THINK OF Bee Arr, a 300 to one shot in the Kentucky Derby future book, was named afler Branch Klckey, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. THINK OP UNITED AGENCY Leading legal reserve, old-line companies, approved by every state in the Union and Canada. All forms, Including Low Cost Auto and Fire Insurance. Quick settlements. Real Savings on Car and Fire Insurance A. F. 'Det' Dietrich , M*n»g« 106 So. 1st Inrram Bldj. Phone 6812 *t*v MM in rum > PROGttAMOF pgntoir ,.?AHD .32,5 IfJ A '-GAME PRBV/EY/ WITH THE. BECOMES A Slf LEASUE& IU LESS •THAU A FULL. PRO SEASON ' COLLECTED A IYWOPP//V& BONUS TO FOS.5AK-E COLLEGE BALL. AT W16CONSM. Did Rule Change Play Into Leahy's Hands? SOUTH BEND, Jnd. (AP) — There is a growing feeing that college football ruiemakers, in their decision to aban- on the two-platoon system in 1943, have played right into he hands of Notre Dame's Frank Leahy. Leahy, himself, is avidly against le change and believes it will re- uce the quality of the game. But ke other coaches in the country, e is trying to make the most out f what he has. He has plenty. In the NCAA-restricted spring ractices of 20 sessions, Leahy 1ms Ucceeded in developing double- uty performers who function moothly on defense as well as of- ense and have 60-minute stamina. The development has been so uccessful that Leahy admits he "satisfied." This admission from e usually pessimistic mentor, lus hints from his assistants and general exhuberancc, give rise i speculation that Notre Dame is reparing to unleash another grid- on monster, if not this season, icn next for certain. The fighting Irish last fall rolled p a 7-2-1 record, including major psets over Oklahoma and South- rn California. They did it with tie of their smallest squads in his- >ry, about 50. SuuiH Stiviiul \vus iilessing But the small squad really jrncd out to be a blessing in dis- uise. There weren't enough play- rs for full two-platoon action in :actices so many of 'them were :qilil'ed to scrimmage on defense ad offense. Notre Dame's 1053 spring roster icludes 76 men—38 freshmen, 20 iphomorcs and 18 juniors. Twen- '-three lettermen are returning in- luding the starting backfield of larterbacks Ralph GuglielnU and om Carey; halfbacks Johnny attner, All-America and 1952'B tain double-duty player* and Joe eap; and fullback Neil Worden. Thirteen veterans are in the line, .eluding such regulars as Art Hunter, an end being converted to :kle; end and captain Don Pen- za; tackle Frank Varrlchlone and guards Sam Falumbo and Jack Lee. Along with the veteran group Is a liberal mixture of classy freshmen who will be sophomores this fall and whose addition, give the Irish its most, and best, manpower since the national championship team of 1949. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia Brooklyn St. Louis Milwaukee Pittsburgh Chicago New York Cincinnati W L Pet. OB 12 5 .706 — 11 (1 .647 ,8 5 .615 .8 6 .571 .8 10 .444 .5 8 .385 ,6 11 5 6 3 10 .231 7 .353 i AMERICAN LEAGUE W ..12 L Pet. GB 6 .667 — New York Cleveland 10 5 .667 Vi Philadelphia ....10 7 .588 l'/ 2 Boston 9 7. .583 2 Chicago 10 8 .556 2 St. Louis 8 9 .471 3'/ 2 Washington 6 12 .333 6 Detroit 4 15 .211 8!/> SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. 14 8 .636 12 9 .571 11 9 .550 12 11 .545 10 11 .467 10 12 .455 10 12 .455 8 15 .348 Birmingham Memphis Chattanooga Little Rock Atlanta Nsahvllle New Orleans Mobile Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 12-5 Cincinnati 4-9 Milwaukee 9 Brooklyn 4 Philadelphia 8 Chicago 4 St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 0. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 10 New York a Boston at St. Louis, postponed, wet grounds, (only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Mobile postponed Memphis at Chattanooga postponed Little Bock at Nashville postponed New Orleans 9 Birmingham 3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Pittsburgh—Miller (0-1) or Presko (1-0) vs Pollet (1-0) or rriend (1-1). i Cincinnati at New York —Judson (0-1) vs Maglie (2-1). Chicago at Philadelphia—Lown (0-0) vs Drews (2-1). Milwaukee at Brooklyn—Bickford (0-2) vs Erskine (2-0). Laurent Gets Draw With Kid Portuguez BROOKLYN, N. Y. f/P) — Mickey Laurent's American Invasion is off to a good start. The 28-year-old French middleweight was held to a draw last night at Eastern Parkway by Costa Rica's Tuzo Portuguez, but he staged such a spirited fight that he was assured of plenty of oportunities to rake in the American dollar. Matchmaker Teddie Brenner said he would like to have the two meet again at his arena in about three weeks. Laurent won't be able to fight until then because of a cut over his right eye, suffered in the eighth round. The officials saw the fight three different ways. Referee Ray Miller had Portuguez the winner, six rounds to three with one even. Judge Chariie Shortell scored for Laurent, 6-4. Judge Arthur Aidala had it right down the middle, 4-4-2 and five points for each. It was a bristling bout between two good club fighters. Each went down from right hands in the ex- i citing: third round. Mickey was to mak« old floor* look new with Florhld* Floor Enamel —lh» e (attic floor finish— made to withstand pounding, icuffllng f •of —for Interior or «xt«r)or ui«. Comt In toJqy far FREE booldnt, "Color Dynnmln far Your Phone 8151 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY Blylheville AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland (night) —Ford (1-0) vs Lemon (3-1). Boston at Chicago (night)—Freeman (0-2) vs Rogovin (0-3). Philadelphia at St. Louis night) —Bishop (1-1) vs Trucks (2-1). Washington at Detroit—Porterfield (1-3) vs Wight (0-0). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Mobile Birmingham at New Orleans Little Rock at Nashville Memphis at Chattanooga dropped first. He bounded to his feet at two and then took the mandatory eight count. Moments later Por- tuguez was felled. He, too, scrambled to his feet at the count of two. Laurent, who weighed 158-':, to Portuguez' 159 r !l, was an eight to five favorite. TV May Give Rise To More Day Games By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Giles, president of th« National League-, said today television may force major league baseball from under the arcs back into the daylight. "I think we will see a contraction rather than an increase in night games," he said, "and mainly because of television. — — —+ "I consider television a problem, sure, but as an Industry — not because baseball is being televised. It's a new diversion for tlie prospective fan. "Years ago people had a choice ^* • whether they'd go to a movie, the I«9lflC ft II theater or a ball game. Now they VICIIIIw wll have these choices Plus that of whether to stay at'home and look at the screen. "With attractive schedules beamed into their homes at night, many of them choose not to go out and baseball suffers. Maybe baseball will go Everybody Birmingham Pels Drop Barons 9-3 And Aid All By The Associated Press" Every team in the Southern Association gained on league leading Birmingham last night. Seventh - place New Orleans walloped trig Barons, 9-3, and pulled within four games of the leaders, a full game advance. All other games were rained out and the Barons' loss meant a half a game advance to the idle teams. The Pels took a 3-2 lead in the first inning 'on a 3-run homer by Al Grunwald, but Birmingham knotted the count with a run in the sixth. Fred Bobbins, the Baron starter, gave up two singles and a walk in the eighth to load the bases. He was relieved by Joe Crowder, but the Pels collected three more singles and half a dozen runs to the game. Errors Important Four Birmingham errors made things just tha't much rougher for Baron pitchers. The loss left Birmingham only 2 games ahead of Memphis. One of Eddie Wolfe's pitches conked Dave Waters in the sixth and the Baron third baseman had to leave the game. He was hospitalized for observation, but was not believed to be badly hurt. Mobile Is In last place, 614 games back; of the Barons. Manager Ed Head picked Wally Hood, who has a 0-1 record this season, ;o try to end the Bears' 7-game osing streak tonight against At- T T^TT A*TTS **, i. ,™ ~ lanta Cracker Manager Gene HOLLAND, Mich, (/p, - Heavy- Mauch tagged veteran Art Fowl- weight Champion Rocky Marclano er, who has won three and lost ls setting today off in the training back to the afternoon, when the TV competition is not so stiff." Cites Cubs Giles sair) th'e Chicago Cubs offered proof that a team can confine itself to afternoon games and still do well. "The Cubs play all day games, they offer television and they still draw around ,a million fans a year with a second division club," he added. The NL executive \vas here for an informal meeting of league directors to discuss the possibility of opening the season a week later — April 20 instead of April 13. After an all-day discussion yesterday, the National League heads decided to stick with April 13 despite their unhappy experiences with bad weather this spring. "There is really nothing alarming about our attendance in the majors," Giles said. Give Them More "The trouble is we Insist on making comparisons with our crowds of shortly after the war. They were boom times as far as all amusements were concerned. People had plenty of money. They were hungry for diversion. The minors, even, were drawing more than their populations. "Those were unusual times. Now we are simply getting back to normal. Peopie are choosier. They watch their amusement dollar more closely. We must simply give them better show for their money." Rocky Moves To Chicago Thursday has won three for mound duty. The Washington Redskins in the National Football League have won exactly 100 games since they began playing in the nation's capital 1937. Read Courier News Classified Ads grind foi his May 15 title defense because Manager Al Weill thinks "he's ready to fight tonight." Kocky resumes boxing Wednesday and tentatively plans to leave his training camp h^re after Thursday's workout for Chicago, where he fights Jersey Joe Walcott 10 days hence for the crown he won from Walcott In Philadelphia last September. A treat worth repeating! KENTUCKY BOURBON AS NATURE INTENDED 86 PROOF • ECHO SPRING DISTILLING COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phone 8662

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