The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1956 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 28, 1956
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WKMtMDAT, MABOK B, MM BLTTHTnLLB (ASK.) COURIER KV9TS PAGE ELEYEH Of Mickey Monti*, Terry Moore Soytt He Has More Power Than Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig By JOE KEIOHLE* ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mickey Mantle, prepping for his sixth season in the major leagues, appears ready to reach the super-stardom predicted for him since he joined the New York Yankees at 19. Judging from his amazing exploits during spring exhibitions, the Oklahoma strdngboy ought to tear the American League apart with his bat. It would be no surprise if he captured the triple crown—batting, home run and runs-batted-in titles —as well as the league's Most Valuable Player honor. Not since Babe Ruth trained here more than 20 years have local fans been as excited over a player. Can't Believe It Buddy Lewis, an old catcher with the , Boston Braves, after watching Mantle for the first time, could hardly believe some of the drives Mickey hit. "He ought to b e the greatest player who ever lived," Lewis said. Terry Moore, for years regarded as the top center fielder in the National League when he was with anybody I've ever seen, and that Mickey Mantle the'St. Louis Cardinals, says: "Mantle has more power than includes Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. I played against Ruth an< Gehrig and I never saw either o them hit a ball as hard as Mickey has hit this spring. "And hitting with power isn't thi only thing he can do. He beats you four ways—hitting, fielding running, throwing. He's just thi best, that's all." At 24, Mickey unquestionably has been the most exciting per former in the Grapefruit Circuit In ,the Yankees' first nine exhlbi tiori games, he -walloped five home runs, two triples and three dou bles. His batting average was .484, None of his homers traveled under 400, feet. Longest Ball In a game against the Cardinals, he poled a pitch by right-hander Larry Jackson clear over a light tower in back of the 410-foot sign in right center field. The tower extends 75 feet. No tape measure was available, but old - timers agreed it was the longest ball evei hit at Al Lang Field. That record blow lasted one 'day The next afternoon .Mickey teed off on a pitch by rookie Bill Brad' ford of Kansas City and blasted it nearly out of sight ,a drive th; cleared the. center field wall and soared over the tall palm trees some 475 to 500 feet away. Only 'Smell' Olympic Coger Bill Reigel Is Dwarfed NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Reigel, the only small-college player.chosen for the college Olympic basketball squad, already has acquired a healthy respect for the size of his teammates but isn't overawed by their reputations. Reigel, who set.all sorts of scoring records for McNeese State College in Louisiana this season, is here to play in the Fresh Air Fund East- West all-star game in Madison Square Garden Saturday. He got his first look at the all-stars, including 13 other Olympic candidates, yesterday and his reaction was: 1 "Gosh, they're big. 1 Heigel is a slim, modest, easily embarrassed kid from Monaca, Pi who wound up playing basketball in Louisiana after a hitch in the Army. He thinks being chosen as one of the 14 college seniors to try for the Olympic team is about the greatest honor that could be bestowed on him. He's 6-S At 6 feet 5, he has to look up to such players as his West teammates, 6-10 Bill Russell of San Francisco and 6-8 Gary Bergen of Utah and Dayton's seven-foot-Bill Uhl, who will'play against him for the East. "I never saw so many big fellows," he gasped. "I don't think I'm exactly moving out of our class, but I'll have to jump a lot to get shots over these fellows." Asked about his playing record, he said: "It's funny that I seem to be get- Fights Last Night Sacramento, Calif. — Archie Moore, 191, San Diego, outpointed Howard King, 188, Reno, Nev. 10 non-title. Hollywood, Calif. — Art Aragon, 14S, Los Angeles, knocked out Danny Giovanelli, 149, Brooklyn, 9. Beaumont, .Tex.—Willie Pep, 127, Hartford, Conn, outpointed Buddy Bagsett, 126, Dallas, 10. Philadelphia — Joey Glardello, 159, Philadelphia, outponited Joe Shaw, 160, New York, 10. Boston — Walter Byars, 139%, Boston, stopped Bobby Murphy, 142&, Boston, 5. Miami Beach, Fla.. — Clarence Hinnant, 163V4, Washington, stopped Al Andrews, 163%, St. Paul, 8. ting all the credit when it really was the team that did it. We had a real good team. We played in the NAIA Tournament and won and they did as much as I did." What Reigel neglected to mention was that he set an NAIA Tournament record by scoring 158 points in five tournament games. A specialist in jump and push shots, he scored 1,0(52 points in 31 games before the tournament, an average of 34.3 per game. That made him the nation's leading college scorer this season and one of four college players ever to make more than 1,003 points a season. Mizell Makes Bid For Opening Day Assignment TAMPA, Pla." Wl—Vinegar Mizell made a strong bid for an opening- day assignment for the' St. Louis Cardinals with a two-hit six-in- ning'performance against the Milwaukee Braves yesterday. The Cardinals rallied to win the game, 2-1, for their seventh victory in the past eight games and llth in 18 spring training starts. Mizell lowered his spring earned run average to 2.37, with only 11 hits and five runs allowed in 19 innings. Since Cincinnati is mostly a left- handed hitting power club, the fast-balling Mizell appears the logical choice for opening day in three weeks. Bill Virdon drove in Joe Cunningham with the winning run yesterday in the seventh after Ken Boyer's pinch homer tied it in the sixth. Dog Show Act/on CHICAGO tf) — The 16th annual dot: show 01 the International Kennel Club Saturday and Sunday has drawn 2,203 entries representing 115 different breeds. • Entries are listed from 37 states and Canada. Centrally located For Easy Shopping Lf f aLenet HI-WAY DRUG We Give Top Value Stamps Prefltis Holier, Ret- Pharmacist A Mgr Charles Broffdon, owner Main at Division Phone 2-201 9 G. O.POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Our Conoco Service, Ash & Division YOUR SPORTS CAR HEADQUARTERS See Us For • HEADS MILLED • CRANKSHAT GRINDING • AUTOLITE "Power Tip" SPARK PLUGS Your Requirement* • GRANDTONE MUFFLERS • CAMSHAFT GRINDING • WHITE UPPER CYLINDER LUBRICATORS MOTOR RHYTHM UPPER CYLINDER LUBRICANT • MALLORY IGNITION W« Sail; Install, Strvict, and GuarahtM FRIGIKING AIR CONDITIONERS . JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY 123 W. Aih St. Blyrh.villt, Ark. 2-2007 MANILA LIONESSES — These girls representing Manila High School during the 1955-56 basketball season won 17 games and lost only 6. They are (left to right) Glenda McWHiiams, Carolyn Blake, Bonnie Hodge, Barbara Vassar, Qlen- da Shelton, Ruth Patton, Polly Tucker, Wanda Whitney, Linda Wells, Judy Wright, Marilyn Harris and Linda Wall. Manager Nancy White and Coach John L. Buck are in foreground. Wise Money Is on Lightburn CLEVELAND (AP) — Those who feel they know enough about boxing to bet money on it were wagering today that the speed and experience of Ludwig Lightburn will prevail over the harder punching of L. C. Morgan in tonight's 10-rounder at the Arena. The 21-year-old lightweights are * meeting here for the second time. Morgan was favored six months ago when he lost a split decision in an eight-rounder. Today the odds were 2-1 on Lightburn. Two weeks ago Lightburn breezed to a victory over. Hocaine Khalfi of Algeria in a TV card at Madison Square Garden. He now has won seven straight since he lost a pair to Isaac Logart in the welterweight class last May and June. The victories have boosted Lightburn's popularity with TV fight fans and earned him fifth ranking among the lightweights. Tonight's scrap will be televised by ABC, starting at 9 p.m. CST. Lightburn has a record of 30 victories in 46 professional fights, 13 by knockouts. Morgan, of Youngstown, Ohio, 15 flattened 10 of 16 opponents. In addition to the loss to Lightburn ast.fall, his only setback was in an early overmatching with Elmer Lakatos, whom he beat in a return fight. KG Pitchers In Change of Pace WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (ff) — Kansas City pitching looked good— for a change—as the A's defeated Detroit in an exhibition at Lakeland, Fla., yesterday, 7-2. The starter for the A's was Lou Kretlow, who came up by way of Seattle, where he posted a 14-3 record last year after -an 0-4 start with Baltimore. ' Kretlow gave up both Detroit's hits in the six innings he worked and one of the Tigers' two runs was scored against him. He also had some trouble with his control and issued five walks. But by-and-large he was impressive. Art Ditmar, 12-12 for the A's in 1855, held Detroit hitless for the fi- Skowron Sews Up First Sack ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., W— On the strength of his fine hitting, Bill Skowron has virtually clinched the first base job for the New York Yankees. Skowron, a .319 batter in 108 games in 1955, currently is hitting .465 with 20 hits in 43 at bate. He's driven in 11 runs. Dartmouth" football captain Robert ReX carried the ball from his fullback position only five times during the 1955 season. Sudbury Licks Yarbro, 30-3, In Gra-Y Play . Sudbury's Gra-T sofbball team went on a hitting spree yesterday afternoon to score a 30-8 victory over the Yarbro nine in a league contest at Little Park. The winners' big Inning came in the second a« the first three batters were safe on errors. Prom there they rapped 15 safeties in the inning before Yarbro was able to put out the fire. They scored live additional runs each in the 3rd and 4th and tapered off with one in the 5th. Yarbro was able to cash in for three markers in the second, but never seriously threatened thereafter. Terry Wicker was backed up by a good defensive performance from his teammates and whenever Yarbro' managed to put men on base, they repeatedly rubbed out the front man. Yarbro used three hurlers, starting and finishing with Donald Nelson and using E. Hugely and Ricky Stiles in between. Yarbro to- talled 8 safeties while Sudbury hammered out 36. Hat-Yank Swap? ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., OB— President Calvin Griffith of the Washington Senators huddles today with General Manager George Wiss of the New York Yankees. Object: a transfusion for the Sen r stars. . New York still owes Washington one player as a result of the Feb. 9 deal which sent Mickey McDermott and Bob Kline to New York for five younger Yankees. Speculation was that the Senators will collect an outfielder. 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