The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 9, 1953
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SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1953 BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE mn Bosox Youtli Brigade Is Creating Quite a Stir By BEN PHLEGAB AP Snortswriter , > Now that they've got the place to themselves those upstart Red Sox are creating quite a furor up in Boston, and they are giving the rest of the American League fits in the process Lou Boudreau's youth brigade figured to be at least a year or two away from being troublesome to the pennant contenders. But just look at the kids. They have w o n e i g h t 01 .. their last 10 games and they are only a game and a half out of first place. Fresh from a highly successful* — —— — — Jaunt through the West the Sox came home last night and to the delight of a fine crowd of 33,055 fans grabbed a spectacular 2-1 verdict from the New York Yankees, their first success against the World Champions in 13 starts. BUIy Goodman, one of the few faces Boston fans can recognize in the rejuvenated lineup, belted a foul-line hugging homer over the right field wail with one out i« the ll'th Inning to give Hector (Skinny) Brown the decision over Johnny Sain. Boston's other run also was a homer—Dick Gernert's fifth oi the year. Tight Hurling Brown, a North Carolina right- hander, handcuffed the Yankees on seven singles, struck out five and walked only one man. The Cleveland Indians, Kand- wiched in between the Yankees and the Red Sox, pulled within three percentage points of the New Yorkers by whipping the stubborn St. Louis Browns, 7-4. Washington rallied in the closing innings to down 1 Philadelphia, 10-7. and Chicago turned back Detroit, 7-2, in other American League action. A near capacity crowd of 30.293 turned out for Milwaukee's first major league night game and came away happy as the Braves bested the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, on Johnny Antonelli's four-hit pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated Cincinnati, 5-3, in the only othe,r National game that finished. Philadelphia scored two quick runs against Brooklyn in a battle for lirst place in the National League but a spring thunderstorm that struck as the Dodgers came to bat in the first washed out the contest. The rain moved oh north to the Polo Grounds and also halted the New York-Pittsburgh contest after an inning and a half. It was scoreless. The Braves' victory kept their record perfect in their new Milwaukee home where, because of bad weather, they have been able to play only three games. Sudbury, Longe Slug Ball for 32 Runs jj Sudbury and Lange slugged each other to a 16-16 tie yesterday In the final game of the YMCA's sixth grade Softball league. The game was called at the end of six innings because several officials had to leave. Clay's triple and Huey's double were big blows for Lange, which scored six runs on three walks and three hits In the fifth inning. Pulley homered and Dorris, during Sudbury's eight-run fifth Inning, tripled home three runs. Browns Can t Hold- Cardinals Cash In By The Associated Press Three times the St. Louis Browns took the lead Friday niglft. And just as often the Cleveland Indians fought back to a tie, but the last time was the charm for the visitors at Busch Stadium and, with Dale Mitchell pounding out a two- run homer for insurance, they took a 7-4 decision from Manager Marty Marion's men. Harry Brecheen, who with his single and some rapid base running crossed the plate in the eighth to make it 4-3. St. Louis was the loser. His trip from third on Jim Dyck's squeeze bunt apparently took too much out of him for, with two out, he walked the next two Indians batmen and had a one- hall count on Bob Kennedy when Marion called in Hal White. Cleveland substituted Barney McCocky who proved that was a wise choice by a double, bringing home the two runners and a 5-4 Indian lead. Mitchell followed with his four-bagger. Errors Help Cards The Browns earlier had 1-0 and 3-1 leads only to have Cleveland tie the count each time. Four Cincinnati errors—two of them in the sixth inning—paved the way for a 5-3 St. Louis Cardinal victory in another night game at Crosley Field. The three Redleg runs were all homers—by Gus Bell, Ted Kluszewski and Bob Marquis. The sixth was the Birds' deciding inning. With two out and Rip Repulski on second. Grant Dunlap was safe on Roy McMillan's muf of Dunlap's grounder. Solly Hemus singled to score Repulskl and when Gus Bell let the ball get past him, Dunlap scored and Hemus took third. A short fly double by Red Schoendienst brought home Hemus with the inning's third run. Three singles and another error gave the Cardinals a fourth Inning run. Newcomer O'Hara, Ex-Gridder, On Legions Monday Mat Card $1,000 Per Second MIAMI — Greentree Stable's Straight Pace earned $1,064 per second in winning the Flamingo Stakes this winter at Hialeah. It took him 1:49 2/5 from start to finish and he won $116,400. This was the richest ever offered for three-year old horses. There'll be a new face on the American Legion's wrestling card Monday night as Promoter Mike Meroney gets his Memorial Auditorium program back to regulation size after two straight weeks of ting-sized cards. The main event Monday night will be a tag team bout with Doran O'Hara, a 220-pound newcomer, and Jimmy Siksay, a 212-pound Hungar- an, composing one team. Opposing them will be Red Roberts, the southern junior heavyweight champion, and big Carlos Rodriquez. Both are holdovers from last week's card. - 4 OHara is one of the most highly- rated grapplers to come to Blytheville in recent months. Although a native of Texas, he has done most of his professional work on the west coast. O'Hara Is a former football player at the University of Oregon and also was a member of that school's wrestling team. He is a drop-kicking specialist and depends mainly on ills speed and agility. Although Siksay is not a newcomer to Blytheville fans, he has not appeared here In recent months. He Was born in Budapest, Hungary, ond has more than a decade of professional wrestling experience. In previous appearances here he made a big hit with local mat fans. In addition to the main event, two BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia Brooklyn 12 St. Louis 9 Milwaukee 9 6 Pittsburgh 8 10 New York 1 11 Chicago i 10 Cincinnati 3 11 W L Pet OB -...12 5 .706 6 .607 6 .600 .BOD .444 .389 .333 .214 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. OB New York 13 7 Cleveland 11 6 Boston ....' 11 8 Chicago 12 9 St. Louis 10 10 Philadelphia 10 10 Washington 8 13 Detroit 5 17 .650 .647 .579 .571 .500 .500 .381 .227 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION' W. L. Pet. Birmingham 16 Memphis 15 Chattanooga . , 12 Chattanooga 12 Nashville 12 New Orleans 'H Atlanta 10 Mobile 10 .640 .600 .520 .522 .480 .440 .435 .335 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 2 Chicago 0 St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia at New York, postponed, rain Pittsburgh at New York, postponed, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 2 New York 1 Washington 10 Philadelphia 7 Chicago 7 Detroit 2 Cleveland 7 St. Louis 4 Rocky Now Little Leaguers at Tryouts-1-4 Betting Favorite SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis 7 Atlanta 0 Nashville 7 Mobile 6 Only games scheduled Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn—Roberts "(4-1) and Simmons (4-1) vs. Roe (1-0) and Black (2-1). Pittsburgh at New York (2) — Lindell (1-2) and Pettit (1-0) vs lansen (2-2) and Connelly (0-0). St. Louis at Cincinnati—Haddix !2-2) vs. Podbielan. (Q-3). Chicago at Milwaukee—Rush (2) vs Wilson (1-0). Doran O'Hara one-fall preliminary bouts are on the card. In the first, d'Hara will take on Rodriquez with Siksay meeting Roberts In the second. Shortstop Phil Rizzuto of the Yankee is using a heavier bat this season. At the suggestion of Manager Casey Stengel, the Scoter is now wielding a 39 ounce bat. Sports Roundup — Yanks Always Get Big Ones By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Probably it's silly to attach so much importance to a single baseball game played in May, but ever since we watched the Yankee's humiliate the Cleveland Indians, 11-1, in their first meeting of the season the other night we've had the unwelcome feeling that the American League race ended right there. The feeling is an unhappy one for the reason that we .like the Indians from Manager Al Lopez down and really became convinced during the training season that they had what it took this time to break the Yank monopoly. They had added real strength in every department except catching. We looked forward to that game Tuesday night in full confidence that the Tribe, behind Bob Lemon, would bounce the champions around. If ever there was an opportunity to get in the first lick and throw a challenge at the Bombers they would remember, that was It. Rig Chance There was the big home crowd in Municipal Stadium, avid for the kill. There was the kid, Whitey Ford, .lust out of the Army and still feeling his way, on the hill for the Yanks. Cleveland bookmakers were offering 6-5 against the visiting club. CUSTOM FARMING ANTING CULTIVATING HARVESTING And so what happened? The Yanks scored eight runs in the fourth inning and turned the thing into a mockery of n ball game. Cleveland's batters curled up and died. Lemon in the big test lacked control. Bobby Avila failed to hang onto a ball which would have averted the eight-run inning. It was a hard chance, but would Avila's opposite number on the Yanks have dropped it? Sill Have Yankee Complex Maybe It was just another ball ame—or was It? The Yankees beat the Indians 12-10 in games ast season. They won their fourth straight pennant by a two-game margin over the Indians. Obviotis- ly, their ability to trim their chief rivals was decisive. There was nothing in Cleveland's play the other night to indicate it has thrown off its Yankee complex. That was what you couldn't know until you saw the two teams meet. Something which has puzzled us vaguely for years is the manner in which the Yankees always seem able to rise to such an occasion as this one. You don't know how Stengel's men arc going to do it, only that they will scramble around and get any breaks that are going and somehow win when it counts the most. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Boston—Blackwel 1-0) vs McDermott (2-2). Washington at Philadelphia— dasterson (1-3) vs Kellner (4-1). Detroit at Chicago—Hoeft (1-2) s Fornielcs (1-0). Cleveland at St. Louis night)— Garcia 2-1) vs Littlefleld 2-1). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Memphis Mobile at Nashville New Orleans at Chattanooga Birmingham at Little Rock Singleton Stops Bears For Vol Win Memphis Gains With Shutout Over Crackers By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Nothing is much more sat- 'sfying to a manager than to send in a relief pitcher to squelch a strong rally and lave him" do the job with dispatch . Hugh Poland of the Nashville Vols tagged Jim Singleton for the fireman's role last night, and the youngster saved a 7-6 victory over Mobile. Singleton, who had a 14-7 record vith Sioux City last year, relieved John Walsh in the eighth wtth nobody out and the bases loaded. The all, husky lefthander let one run n on a wild pitch, then retired the lext six men, fanning the first four. Manager Ed Head and his Bears continued the game under protest after a dispute in the second In- ling. Vol third baseman Bob Bor- ng threw wild to first. Head claimed he ball went under the Mobile lench, Ground rules provide that f the ball goes under the players' >ench, runners are given two bases. Head argued that BUI Sharman been allowed to go throw, but Umpire hould have lome on the BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 11 8:00 p.m. 4-MAN TAG MATCH Doran O'Hara & Jim Siksay vs. Red Roberts & Carlos Rodriquez 90 Min. Time Kimil — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15 C ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES O'Hara vs. Rodriquez Roberts vs. Siksay 30 Minute Time Limit And Some Seem To Like Odds Over Man CHICAGO (AP) — Sporting bloods with a lot of cash to bet on Rocky Marciano are having tlieir troubles. Those willing to support Jersey Joe Walcott demand 31/1 or 4 to 1 odds before they'll put up their money. And the Marciano backers figure this is giving away a little too much for the May 15 heavyweight title bout at Chicago Stadium. In fact, some so-called wise money — once thought firmly behind Marciano at any odds — repovtcclly has switched to Jersey Joe, figuring this way: "Sure, Marciano should win. But the odds are so good I can't afford to bet the man. I'm gonna bet the odds." Roth In Shape Rocky was a 9-5 favorite when lie met Jersey Joe last September in Philndelphia. He was losing for the first 12 rounds but in the 13th he caught Walcott with a roundhouse right hand swi^g that ended the bout, and Jersey Joe's reign as champion. The fighters have been officially pronounced in good shape. At a medical examination before the Illinois Athletic Commission Friday, close attention was given to the champion's nose, which was injured in training, forcing postponement of the bout from its original April 10 date. Doctors said the nose, which hemorrhaged after two small veins were ruptured, "showed no residue of former trouble." Jersey Joe likewise was not found wanting in any physical respect. Carlisle Bunch stopped him at third. SInilis Hurls 5-IIittcr Harvey Gentry got two home runs for the Vols in the fourth and seventh innings rallies. In the only other Southern Association game last night, Memphis pulled to within one game of league- leading Birmingham by mauling Atlanta, 7-0. Other teams were not scheduled. Dick Strahs. a 25-year-old right- hander up from Colorado Springs, crumbled the Crackers on five hits. He struck out nine batters and walked two. The defeat was charged to At- nta's ace southpaw, 19-year-old Y. FA, United Life Win in Softball Loops The Young Farmers of America hnndcd Heckln Can Company its third loss of the season in Commercial League softball yesterday, while the round boys o"f the Bay Window Loop had K .slugfcst with American United Life Insurance coming out on the long end of a 19-3 score. Moose Lodge was the > loser. Y.F.A, gained its first victory of the year with its 8-4 win over the canners behind the four-hit pitch- lanui, o O.I.C auui'llJJd W, J.JJ-A'Uill -U1U i. f & r* i n t i Taylor Phillips-his first loss a B alnslj"f ° f S ', Gurlcy ' One <!>•""» three victories n " llle Armors needed as they Two top-flight pitchers have left ' ou " ed bscs for flve ™' ls fn the league-one on option and the ,, " le f "' sL Cochr "« h °"""'c<l for the •>• other via military draft. Ted Aber- I "°'" c ' ™ «>r me winners. Davis nuthy. a 19 year-old righthander mis the 1<Kll ">' hl "' ler for Hcekln, Who had a 3-1 record at Chatta- B'vmg up six lilts, nooga, left for the army. Mobile The Bay Window league had a -sent Vincente Lope/. (2-0) to Pueb- tight battle going until the fourth lo. Lopez had been used pi'inci- inning when United Lite ripped pally in relief. ' the scamr, loose with 15-hit bnr- -NOTICE- Offices of Dr. W. T. Rainwater will be clos- ed the remainder of this week while equip- ment is moved to the new clinic at 527 N. Sixth. The Clinic on Sixth Street will be open Monday. Little Leaguers finally had cooperation from the weatherman yesterday as they made their bids for team positions at the Ninth Street Park. The lads put on an impressive show for the coaches with their fielding and batting, one more day of tryouts has been scheduled for Monday due to the bad weather of the past week. The U.year-old group and all registrants who have missed practices this week are to be put through their paces at 5 p.m. Monday. Teams will be chosen by coache» Monday night at meeting at the "Y" in Citv Hall. (Courier News Photos) rage good for 16 runs. Up to that time Moose Lodge was leading 2-1. Garrott was the winning pilcher as he stopped the Moose with four hits. Losing hurler Chapman gave up a total of 20 safeties to the power-laden insurers. The win gave United Life » t-l record in league play, good fop second place In the standings. Sixty-one Implement leads the circuit with a 3-0 record, Mead's »nd Moose Lodge trail .with 0-2 and 0-3 records respectively. CLOSED Every Sat. Afternoon! L. K. Ashcraft Co. R.R. nnd Cherry Ph. 4-193 Only 2 More Days To Buy Your Beautyrest $5 Down Deliversl $1 Weekly Pays for If! No Carrying Charge! HUBBARD&SON FURNITURE SUNDAY^ and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials Races Start Adm. Adults $1 - - - 1 p.m. - - 2:30 p.m. .Children 50c THRILLS GALORE! W

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