The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1953 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 11, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, Vltff 11, 1958 Everyone But Athletics Gets Home Run Fever By JOB REICHLER AP Sportswriter If anybody has put the rabbit into the baseballs, it's news to the Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies. While nearly every other club was blasting the ball out of the park yesterday, the two Philadelphia clubs were held to only two extra base hits in three games yesterday. And they were measly two-baggers by the A's Eddie Joosl and Eddie McGhee. Consequently. It Is not surprising*— that the Washington Senators ^^ I I I A • Same Old Maraano, Strong, Determined Senators dumped the Athletics In both ends of « double-header. 8-0 and 6-2, while the Brooklyn Dodgers wrested the National League lead from the Phillies with a 5-0 triumph. The A's twin losses were their fifth and sixth straight setbacks. Bob Porterfield permitted the A's only one hit in the opener, a seventh-inning single by Joost. That gave Manager Jimmy Dykes' light- hitting crew the unenviable distinction of being handcuffed with no hits, two hits and one hit In a space of four games. Not since the same Athletics were victims of no-hitters on Sept. 4 and 7. 1923, has a team's bats been stilled so thoroughly within such a limited time. Others Really Hit In contrast to the, slumbering Philadelphia bats, those of the other clubs, were really alive. A total of 28 home runs were bashed yesterday. They; included two each by Cleveland's Al Rosen and Cincinnati's Andy Seminick. a grand siam- mer by the Indians' Rny Boone and three pinch-hit homers by Bobby Hofman of the New York Giants, Del Wilber of the Boston Red Sox and Grant Dunlap of the St. Louis Cards. Even pitchers joined In with Washington's Porterfield and Cleveland's Dave Hoskins hitting homers. Pour Cleveland homers accounted for all but one of the dozen runs the Indians tallied in the final two innings to rout the St. Louis Browns, 12-3. Rosen snapped Virgil Trucks' seven-inning shutout skein with his first round-tripper in the eighth. Hoskins, Boone and Rosen again homered In the eight-run ninth. The victory, credited to relief pitcher Hoskins, boosted Indians into the American League lead by two percentage points over the Yankees despite New York's half-game margin in games won and lost. The Yankees didn't hit any homers but they collected 14 safeties eluding four doubles to down the Red Sox, 7-4. Vic Raschi relieved By JACK HAND HOLLAND, Midi., (AP) — Rocky Marciana looks the same as usual — strong, dangerous, determined and —• easy to hit. The much-publicized nose still is in the same place. It hasn't bltd for weeks. Nobody can hit it — or even see it — behind a two-pronged mask that adds a grotesque touch to the training sceVie. When Rocky defends his heavyweight title against Jersey Joe Wnl- cotl »I Chicago stadium Friday night, he can be expected to fight the same type of pressure fight that finally wore down the old gent last September. Spar mates Billy Noble and Willie Wilson have felt Rocky apply the pressure. They hit the champ but !ie hits back more often. "He had me in trouble with the big gloves four or five times," said Noble after yesterday's workout. "I think he'll knock Joe out again— wear him do\vn just like last time." Marciano expects Walcott to fight like he did last time although he has been hearing plenty about Jersey Joe reverting to his old stop- and-go boxing routine. * * * * * * Heavies Won't Hog Entire Fistic Spotlight "He mtght try It a couple of rounds," said Rocky. "But one punch can change any battle plan. I'll be after him and he'll be after me. I don't think it will go the distance. But, if It does. I still think I can win a decision." Trainer Charlie Goldman thinks the Rock has improved as much as 30 per cent since last September when he knocked out Walcott with one punch. t "He's shortened up on his punches," said Goldman. "Now he does things by instinct. He rolls away from a punch and counters without even thinking how he does it. I said last year when lie won the title he would be better 'in another year. He's Improving all the time." starter Allie Reynolds for New York and was credited with the victory. There were two Boston homers, one by catcher Sammy White, the other by pinch-hitter Wilber. Detroit shortstop Harvey Kuenn hit his first major league home run to help the Tigers defeat Chicago, 8-6 in the first game of their double-header. The White Sox took the second game. 10-5. Steve Souchock of Detroit and Sherman Lollnr of Chicago also hit for the circuit. Vollmer Socks One Homers by Clyde Vollmer and Porterfield off loser Harry Byrd accounted for five Washington runs in the Senators' first game* win over the Athletics Jim Busby and Jack Jensen connected for Washington in the second game. The circuit clout also played a prominent role in the Giants' sweep of two games from Pittsburgh. 4-0 and 3-2. Don Mueller hit a sole homer and Davey Williams hit a three- runner off Murry Diekson to account for the Giants' first-game runs as Sal Maglle spun a three-hit shutout. Hofman's pinch-hit homer in the ninth snapped a 2-2 tie In the second game. Roy Campanella, the hottest hitter In the majors, drove in all Brooklyn's runs with a homer and double off Karl Drews of Philadelphia. In the meantime, young Billy Lees blanked the Phils on six singles Cincinnati got only five hits off Vinegar Bend Mizell of the Cardinals but three were home runs and the Redlegs won the opener. 4-2. Besides Seminick's two homers, there was another by Jim Grcon- gras. The Redlegs also won the nightcap, 5-2, as Bob Borkowski chipped in with a grand circuit wallop. Cardinals homer hitters were Steve Bilko, Peanuts Lowrey and Dunlap Max Surkont and Don Liddle pitched the Milwaukee Braves to a double win over the Chicago Cubs, 6-2 and 4-1. Roy Smnlley and Preston Ward homered for Chicaeo and Johnny Logan hit one for Milwaukee. Liddle. with the Milwaukee Braves of the American Association, hurled a two-hitter (both by Smalley) In his major league 'starting debut. NEW YORK (/PI— Rocky Marclano and Jersey Joe Wnlcott won't have the title spotlight all to themselves this Friday night. In far off Tokyo. Japan's Yoshio Shirai defends his flyweight crown BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn ............ 14 7 .067 Philadelphia ........ 13 7 .650 ',-. Milwaukee .......... 11 7 .611 Ui St. Louis 10 8 .55821/2 New York .......... 1012 Pittsburgh .......... 813 .409 5Vi Chicago ............. 8 12 .333 (i Cincinnati ........... 5 12 .294 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE W— L Pet. GB :ieveland .......... 13 6 .684 — New York .......... 15 7 .682 — Chicago ............ 1410 .583 Hi Boston .............. 11 10 .524 3 Washington ......... 11 13 .458 4" 2 St. Louis .......... 10 12 .455 4£ 'hiladelphia ........ 10 13 .435 5 Detroit .............. 6 19 .240 10 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Tennis Meet at Academy WEST POINT, N. Y. (/P)—The U. 8. Military Academy here will be the site of the 'annual Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Championships from June 15-20. For the second straight year the championships are being held under the joint auspices or the Eastern Intercollegiate Lawn Tennis Association and the Academy. ' There will be singles and doubles competition in varsity play as well as womens and freshman divisions. The last year In which an American League pikher won 30 games was in 1931 when Lefty Grove won 31 lor the Athletics. Birmingham Memphis ihattiinooga Nashville Little Rock New Orleans Atlanta Mobile W 17 16 14 14 13 12 11 U Pet. .654 .593 .538 '.500 .500 .429 .423 .379 GB Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 5 Philadelphia 0 New York 4-3 Pittsburgh 0-2 Cincinnati 4-5 St. Louis' 2-2 Milwaukee C-4 Chicago 2-1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 8-S Philadelphia 0-2 Cleveland 12 St. Louis 3 New York 7 Boston 4 Detroit 8-5 Chicago 6-10. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis 7 Atlanta 3 (second game postponed Mobile 8-0 Nashville 6-1 Chattanooga 4-3 New Orleans 0-0 Birmingham at Little Rock (both games postponed) Today's Games No NATIONAL LEAGUE games AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Cleveland (night)— Piejce (4-1) vs Lemon (3-2) Only game scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans nt Atlanta Mobile at Birmingham Chattanooga nt Little Rock Nashville at Memphis against Tanny Campo of the Philippines in a 15-rounder. The first Marciano-Walcott fight in Philadelphia last September was one of the most thrilling heavyweight fights of all time. It was iel- ecast over a closed network to subscribing theaters. This Friday it will be broadcast from the Chicago Stadium by ABC and telecast into the homes by NBC, starting at 8 p.m. It may have the largest TV fight audience of all time. Charles in Action , Ezzard Charles Is another former heavyweight titlist who is hoping for another crack at the crown. He continues his tune up campaign In in Toledo Tuesday against big Billy Gilllam of Newark, N. J. Willie Pep, the former featherweight king from Hartford, Conn., opposes Jackie Blair, Texas lightweight iJUehoIder, at Fort Worth. Tex., Wednesday night. CBS telecasts the ten rounder coast to coast .starting at 8 p.m. The third coast-to-coast TV fight of the week comes out of Boston Saturday night with lightweight contenders Paddy De Marco of Brooklyn ond Johnny Gonsalves of Oakland. Calif., clashing in a ten. ABC will telecast It starting at 7 p.m. CALIFORNIA TXCHAH* PL.tHTV OP WEIGHT AKOUHD IH TUt« ...AND THEY HAVK THE OLYMPK CHAMPS? f' NCHW& WOKLD fiECOBDS ALMOST £V£S.V TIME THEY THS/K RIG,H1~ ARMS Haney Has Plan to Get Bucs Out of Cellar By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Having been around the Na- :ional League, Fred Haney would balance it. Just like that. "Subtract two players from each of the clubs that figure to finish in the first division and distribute them among he other four, and we'd all be even," says the ntw manager if the Pirates. golf and bowling. The idea should be to kepe as many clubs as possible in contention right down to the wire. That is what gets the more important money. "As its long-time president, Ban Johnson, who organized the Ameri-. can League, forced deals to balance it. Old-timers will recall his engineering the transaction that sent Tris Spaeker from the Bed Sox to 16-Year-Old Sets Record MIDWAY, O. — Dick Bogenrife, 16-year old Junior of Midway High School, set an all-time Individual single game scholastic basketball scoring record when he tallied 120 points in a game, He did It while leading his team to a 131-47 win over Canaan High. Dick tallied on 52 of 62 field goal atempte plus 16 free throws. When the Milwaukee Braves drew 34,357 for their season opener they exceeded the gate for any home series of games at Braves Field in Boston last year. A horse must be dead 15 years be"ore the Jockey Club v ill entertain Tplk-ation for the re-use of nis or :ier name. Haney rattles off his selections— Snider and Campanula of the Dodgers, Dark and Lockman of the Giants, the Cardinals' Muslal and Schoendienst and the Phillies' Ashburn and Hamner. "Without Ashburn and Hjim- n e r , " continues Haney, "the Phillies could have all that good pitching, and still not make it one-sided. "Just one player from the leaders would do a great deal toward making this thing a contest through 154 games." Haney heartily Fred Haney agrees with Bill Veeck, who points out that the difference between the haves and have-nots Is not nearly as vast as most people imagine— just a stickout performer or two. » * • While he was at It, Haney would do something about the American League, too, especially the Yankees and Tigers. "Everybody admires the Yankee organization's efficiency, but even New Yorkers are sick of the club's lease on the top," he goes on. "In what other business or sport would a great franchise like Detroit be so badly abused? The Tigers being more than 100,000 admissions behind their 1952 figures for their first 14 home games wasn't entirely due to unfavorable weather. Consider what the trade that sent Jansen and Shea to the Senators last year did for the Washington club and the American League." Hnney fully realizes that his plan, while highly practical, will never be put into effect. "Owners today are even afraid to trade or sell a class player for fear that he will come back to haunt them," says the one-time Detroit third baseman who shot back to the majors riding the Hollywood Stars "That's silly. "People go to ball parks to see a contest, and you don't get that with weak clubs playing strong ones. That's why there is a handicap in the Indians; Meanwhile, Haney has quickly restored the Pirates to respectability. For that neat trick, Fred Haney so far is the manager of the year— and it's not even close. Courier, Bell, 61 Implement Lead In Softball The Commercial and Bay Window softball leagues enter the third week of play today with rain once more delaying activities. After two weeks of play, three teams, two in the Commercial and one in the Bay Window, remain unbeaten. The Courier News Dirty Sox and Bell Telephone are undefeated in the Commercial and 81 Implement Company has a clean slate in the tubby leacue. Here are the standings to date: COMMERCIAL Courier News 2 Bell Telephone 1 Mont. Ward 2 Y.F.A. 1 Heekln Can Co. 1 Ark-Mo Power 0 BAY WINDOW 61 Imp. Co. 3 Amer. United 3 Mead's 0 Moose Lodge 0 Schedules for this week: COMMERCIAL Monday — Ark-Mo Power vs. Bell Tele. Tuesday — Mont. Ward vs. Courier News Wednesday — Heekin Can Co. vs. Bell Tele. Thursday — y.PA. vs. Courier News Friday — Ark-Mo Power vs. Mont. 1.000 1.000 .667 .500 .250 .000 1.000 .750 .000 .000 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 Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES O'Hara vs. Rodriquez Roberts vs. Siksay 30 Minute Time Limit Indians Trounce Browns; Cards Bow to Lowly Reds By The Associated Press The St. Louis Browns should be glad to that this home stand has ended. They lost 10 of the 15 games during it. The climax came Sunday as the Cleveland Indians, for the third consevutive game, snatched victory from the Brownies in the final innings—this time by a home-run heavy 12-3,score. As on Frldaj' and Saturday <*—• nights, the Browns picked up lead. Three runs in the fifth inning on a walk, Clint Courtney'6 single, Johnny Groth's two-bagger and a squeeze bunt by Bill Hunter put them ahead. That was all the damage the Browns could do as Negro rookie Dave Hoskins relieved Bob Feller on the mound and batted in three runs with an eight-inning homer. Al Rosen had homered to open that inning. But the Indians weren't through. Ike Boone opened the ninth with a walk and Rosen again homered. Two doubles, two singles and a jone hit the ball out with the bases loaded—and the show was over with eight runs across that frame. The Cardinals ended their road trip on a similar unhappy note, dropping a pair to the Cincinnati Redlegs, 4-2 and 5-2, who previously had lost 10 of their last 11 games. Seven Homers Seven home runs, four of them by Cincinnati, were hit in the two games. Steve Bilko hit one in the first game and drove In the other run of that contest with a double. Harry Lowrey and Grant Dunlap batted In the St. Louis runs in the nightcap, Dunlap with his first four-bagger of his National League career. Two homers by Andy Seminick and one by Jim Greengrass accounted for the Redlegs first game runs. Bob Borkowski wound up the second game with a home run fo Cincinnati. Lefthanders Vinegar Bend Niaell and Cliff Chambers were the losing hurlers. Sports Roundup — Stanky's Scream. Gets Giles Ear By GAl'LE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Even some of Warren Giles' best friends thought that he got off to a rather shaky start as the new president of the National League last season, so it is a pleasure to note that the man from Cincinnati now has settled clown firmly in the big chair. This round of applause Is prompted by Giles 1 decision to hear out Manager Eddie Stanky of the St. Louis Cardinals before acting upon Eddie's protest of a game in Brooklyn last week which the Dodgers won. In our opinion this represents baseball progress. That the National League executive finally ruled against Stanky is unimportant. He let the little skipper have his say. The president's desire to hear both sides of the case was unusual in that the wrangle revolved entirely around the question of nn umpire's judgment. For too long it has been a cardinal principle of the game that an arbiter must always be upheld in any instance where it is strictly a matter of how Siksay, O'Hara Loom as Tough Team on Legion Grapple Card Jimmy Siksay, a Hungarian-born grappler. returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring tonight to take part in the tag match main event of the American Legion's weekly wrestling bouts. Siksay, who weighs in at 212, is scheduled to team with newcomer Doran O'Hara against Red Roberts, the southern junior . heavyweight champion, and big Carlos Rodriquez in the tag bout. This will be Siksay's first appearance here in several months and his teaming with the highly-touted O'Hara should make tonight's bout a top drawer affair. O'Hara is one of the most highly-rated wrestlers to appear 'here in some time. He is a former West Coast college footballer having played with the University of Oregon and he has done most of his professional wrestling on the coast. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Siksay meeting Roberts and O'Hara meeting Rodriquez. Street Cisterns Are Vanishing NEW BEDFORD, Mass. Wt—New England cities no longer have cisterns at street intersections to help fight fire. But Walter A. Luce of New Bedford, remembers when they were found in some New England cities. In the days of the volunteer departments and hand pumpers they furnished a source of water. New Bedford lost her cisterns. Luce says, when a steam roller was used to install modern paying, xhc supports of the cisterns could not hold the weight of the roller which fell into a cistern. Ward BAY WINDOW Monday — 61 Imp. Co. vs. Moose Lodge Tuesday — Am. United Life vs. Mead's Thursday — Mead's vs. Moose Lodge Friday — 61 Imp. Co. vs. Am. United Jimmy Siksay Porks Smother Arkansas State FAYETTEVILLE f/P) — The University of Arkansas track team, led by high point man Dean Pryor, grabbed firs.ts in 13 events to trounce Arkansas state 105-31 in a duel track and field meet here Saturday. Pryor earned 23 points. TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts Kirby Drug Stores CLOSED Every Sat. Afternoon! L K. Ashcraft Co. R.K. and Cherry Ph. <M93 he saw a play. In the opinion of Plate Umpire Jocko Conlan. shortstop Solly Hemus of the Cards was guilty of interference on the base paths. He dived for a batted ball, missed it and rolled. Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers, tearing toward third, stumbled over the prostrate fielder and also rolled. Conlan Waved Jackie on home with a run which at that time loomed highly important, Stanky screamed, of course, as did his players. Their contention was that Hemus could not hava been guilty of "obstruction," inasmuch as he was trying to mako a play. Conlan. a highly vocal little guy, insisted just as stubbornly that the ball was well past Hemus when Robinson tripped— across Hemus' head, incidentally. When the excitement died.Bome- what, Stanky forced them to announce over the public address sj'stem that he was continuing the game under protest. Later ha fumed officially to Giles by wire, and Conlan got on the phone and gave the league head his extended version of the incident. Acted Unwisely As a witness, our impression at the time was that Conlan would have been much smarter to have stayed behind the plate and looked around unconcernedly while the umpire at third base, Tom Gorman, puzzled things out. But not Jocko. He was the senior man ,in blue on the field, and he felt his service stripes. He had to get Into the act. For a wonder, most of the Brooklyn writers Bided cautiously with Stanky in their accounts of the rhubarb, but they agreed that bis cause was hopeless. He had justice on his side, they said, but he wouldn't get anywhere questioning an umpire's judgment. It was routine, they commented, for the league president to back up hia arbiters in such a case. That was where Giles fooled them. He said he wasn't going to move a wheel until he had talked face to face with Stanky in Cin- cincinnati- over the week end and gotten the manager's side of tha argument in full. That we approve of. It is what a league president gets well paid for. 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