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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MtNl Youngsters Ford, Buhl Baffle Opposing Hitters By BEN FHLEGAR AP SportiwrlUr Whitey Ford, a cocky New York Yankee left bander, and Bob Buhl, a M i 1 w a u k e e rookie making his first major league start, have joined the growing list of young pitchers who are out to prove that today's baseball isn't as lively as some folks claim. £* Last month home runs were flying in all directions, but in the past week it's been a "'Cerent story. * * # * * * Phillies Top Cards In Wild 9th Inning BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL HAGUE different story. A week ago tonight Bobo Holloman of [he St. Louis Browns tossed a no-hitter. Sunday afternoon Don Licldle of Milwaukee broke in as a starter with a two-hitter. Last night Ford baffled the Cleveland Indians on one hit—a slow rolling grounder that never got as far as third base. And Buhl, another Braves' first- year man, mastered the New York giants on two hits. Ford won his ' game, 7-0. giving the Yankees a comfortable two- game bulge over the second-place Indians. Buhl lost his shutout in the ninth, but still triumphed easily, 1-1. The Yankee victory was a masterpiece by Ford, who, back in the big eagues after a two-year Army hitch, has a phenomenal record— 12 major league starts and 12 major league victories. The only time ic has been beaten was in reliet against Philadelphia In 1950. Hat No-Hiler Going: "That was my best one." he said jfter last night's game. "I've never fcdied a one-hitter.before. As long - the hit, had to come I'm glad it came that early.. Don't know if I would have been able to stand the ;ension. "Sure I knew I had a no-hitter go- n™.. I always look at the Scoreboard. When Early Wynn toped that ball I just, couldn't get to it. 1 said to r,::sclf, 'Well, there goes the no-hitter.' " Wynn, who was oposlng Ford on the mound, just got his bat on a 3 and 2 pitch in the sixth" Inning and dribbled it between the mound and third base. Ford charged In along with third baseman Gil 3ougald. When he saw Ford couldn't make it. McDougald made a stab at the ball but couldn't find the handle. The official scorer called It a hit on the theory that Wynn Mould have beaten any throw McDougald could have made even if he came up with the ball. Buhl, working In 40-degree temperatures with a brisk wind, gave up n bree7.e-blown Texas League single to Don Mueller in the fourth inuing and a short, double to Bobb" Thomson at the start of the ninth. Phillies Take Lead He went on to load the bases on \vr!ks in the ninth and Thomson scared the lone New York run after |b-i outfield fly by Daryl Spencer. ' The Philadelphia Phillies took, over the lead in the National League by edging the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-5, after Brooklyn had lost the only daylight contest. 6-4, to the Chicago Cubs on Dee Fondy's llth- Inning home run. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati .were rained out at Cincinnati after 2Vi innings with the Pirates leading, 5-1. HoUoman, making his first appearance since tossing his no-hitter, couldn't come close to matching that success. He gave up two runs and lasted less than two innings at Philadelphia before he retired with a blistered finger on his pitching hand. Don Larsen took over for the Browns and they went on to whip the Athletics, 1-3. Chisox Win In Tenth Washington won its fifth in a row, 10-1, over Detroit, and Chicago won an uphill battle at Boston, 91, in 10 innings. Alter leading twice the White Srx went ahead to stay In the 10th JSlhen Ferris Fain doubled with the ijn.^es loaded to score two runs The victory left, Chicago only nine percentage points back of second-place Cleveland. Ned Garver, who had shown marked improvement lor Detroit after losing his first three starts, u;is battered by the Senators for 13 hits and all of their 10 runs in less thnn six innings. The Phillies and Cardinals were locked in a 1-1 tie until the ninth inning. Then the Phils exploded for five runs and the Cards came back with four on home runs by Steve Bilko and Solly Hemus. By The AuocUted Preu There was too much ninth inning for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Tuesday night. Going into the final frame, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Birds were tied 1-1. But when the smoke cleared, the Phils had taken first place in the National League and defeated the Cardinals, 6-5. — • — ~+ Both starting hurlers, Joe Presko for the Cards and Jim Konstanty for the, Phils, went by the boards in the ninth. Two Walks and a two-run error by Stu Miller, relief hurler, combined with three hits to give the Phils their five runs. The Cards came back with four runs on four hits, including homers by Steve Bilko and Solly Hemus, and a walk. But reliefer Andy Hansen retired Enos Slaughter on an outfield fly with the tying run on second base. Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky was tossed out of the game In that same ninth for arguing with. Umpire Art Qore. Holloman Falters In Philadelphia, Rookie Bobo Holloman made his first start after hurling a no-hit no - run game against the same athletics in St. Louis last week but retired after one and one-third innings with a blister on his finger. The Browns, backed by able relief hurling of Don Larsen, went on to defeat the A's 7-3. Bobby Shantz was pounded for 12 of the Browns 14 hits. Holloman walked the first three men to face him and gave way to Larsen in the second with two runs in on three singles. He developed the blister during i pre- game warmup. Larsen helped his own cause with a run-scoring triple In the fourth. Les Moss homered for the Browns in the same inning with none on. The Athletics only scored one run off Larsen, that coming In the ninth Inning. Round Robin Tourney Opens For Top Pros Sneod Defends Meadow Brook Championship WESTBURY, N. Y. WV— Oolf's tour-toughened professionals get their annual arit' metic lesson, starting tomorrow, In the 117,500 Round Robin Tournament at the Meadow Brook Club, Sam Snead, a two-time winner, will defend his championship against 15 hand-picked rivals in the four-day, 80-hole test in which each competitor comes into head- to-head combat with each of the others The fancy field also includes Bobby Locke, winner of the British Open crown three times; Julius Boros, the present U. S. Open king; Jim Turnesa, Professional Golfers Association champion, and Lloyd Mangrum, the year's leading money winner. The only distinguished absentee, in fact, is Ben Hogan. who skipped it because it's just too much golf for a man whose leg» still feel the effects of a near fatal automobile accident of four years ago. The players go out In foursomes, with each score matched against that of each of the others in the group. Shifting the foursomes each day, It takes five times around to compelte the job. Only one member of the Rice 1953 football team haite from outside the state of Texas. The non-Texan is a senior fullback Bob Gabrecht of New York City. Majors Scramble To Meet Deadline NEW YORK (AP) — This is moving day for 18 players on 10 Major League baseball clubs as the teams trim theft rosters to the 25-man limit called for by midnight to night. Dick Irvin. coach of the NHL/s Montreal Canadiens and oldest mentor in professional hockey at 80, hat .piloted four Stanley Cup champions. Parts and Supplies for AH Cars, Trucks and Tractors WHOLESALE There was a flurry of shifting yesterday, as team managers ap- roached the deadline, and some said they would wait until after today's games before making final decisions. The voluntary retirement of Dom Dimagglo, Boston Red Box outfielder and last of the three Dlmaggio Brothers to play in the big leagues, helped Manager Lou Boudreau make up his mind. The Red Sox sent southpaw relief hurler Bill Werle to the Bos- iton farm at Louisville on option. Two more must be trimmed by tonight. . While Soi Gel Consuerra Johnny Schmilz, 32-year-old New York Yankee lefthander, was Bent t.o the Washington Senators for the $10,000 waiver price. The Senators, in turn, sold pitcher Sandalio Consuegra to the Chicago White Sox a few hours after the pale hose had obtained outfielder Allie Clark from the Philadelphia Athletics. Chicago and the A's must trim way two players, the Senators one, the Yankees three, the Bt. Louis Browns two. The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers are »11 set. Four teams in the National League are within the limit, but the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals each must drop one player. The Pittsburgh Pirates must cut away three players. The White Sox said Consuegra and Clark cost more than the $10,000 waive price, Consuegra, 31, had a 6-0 record with Washington last year. Clark Is 30, and went to Philadelphia in 1951 from Cleveland In a trade for Sam Chapman. He hit .274 last year In 11 games. Lanler to Be Released Yesterday the New York Giants cut three from *,he roster. Pitcher Roger Bowman went to Pittsburgh for the $10,000 waiver price. Waivers were asked on two other hurlers. Max Lanler and George Spencer. Lanier is a 10-year- man and will be granted an unconditional release. The Giants will carry 26 men, since catcher Sam Calderone is a returnee from military service. In addition to the 26 player limit, any team can carry five returning servicemen on the roster. The Senators sold Floyd Baker, utility Infielder, to the Red Sox, and optioned pitcher Dean Stone to Chattanooga of the Southern Association. •The Phillies have 24 players, Milwaukee 25, the Cubs 27, including returnees Carl Sawatski and Preston Ward. Cleveland has 29, four of them returned servicemen—Al Aber, Jim Lemon, Bob Kennedy and Dick Welk. Fights Last Night By The Associated Pren Portland. Ore.—Harry Matthews, 181%, Seattle, »nd Freddie Beshore, 196?., Los Angelei, drew, 10. TOLEDO—Ezzard Charles, 189%, Cincinnati, outpointed Bill Ollllam, 21014, Orange, N. J., 10. Tampa, Fla.—Cleveland Williams, 206, Tampa, outpointed Omello A|- ramonte, 196, Havana, 10. ftead Courier News Classified Ads Philadelphia Brooklyn . , Milwaukee . St. Louis . . New York . . Pittsburgh . Chicago . ... Cincinnati . w t Pet. O.B. ..14 7 .867 .. 1* 1 '. U 1 ..10 » .526 3 ..10 H .«S 5 11 .408 i',i 13 ,3M « a .JM t AMERICAN LEAGUE w L Pet. a.B. New York 16 Cleveland « Chicago 1* Boston 11 Washington H St. Louis 11 Philadelphia 10 .696 .619 3 .610 1 .500 4U .480 5 12 .473 5 14 .417 6V, 7 I 10' 11 13 Detroit '.'...' > » JJlllJi SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet GB Birmingham ....18 10 .643 — Memphis is 11 .58511/3 Chattanooga ....14 12 -S38 S Little Rock 13 13 .'600 4 Nashville 13 1« .4814% New Orleans ....13 17 .433 « Atlanta 12 18 .429 « Mobile '....12 18 .400 7 yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 6 Brooklyn 4 (11 innings) Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 8 New York 1 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, postponed rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 7 Cleveland 0 Chicago 9 Boston 7 (10 innings) St. Louis 1 Philadelphia 3 Washington 10 Detroit 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta^ 8 New Orleans 2 Birmingham 5 Mobile 3 Chattanooga at Little Bock, postponed Nashville at Memphis, postponed Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago—Podres (02) vs. Hacker (1-4) Pittsburgh at Cincinnati—Lindell (2-2) or Pollet (1-1) vs. Judson (0-0). New York at Milwaukee—Koslo (0-2) vs. Spahn (3-1) or Antonelll U-n Philadelphia at St. Louis—Roberts (4-2) vs. Haddix (3-2). AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at New York—Garcia (2-1) vs. Lopat (2-0) St. Louis at Philadelphia—Pillette (1-1) vs. Kellner,(4-2) Detroit at Washington—Newhouser (0-0) vi. Shea (1-0) Chicago at Boston—Dobson (S-J) vj. Qrlssom (1-2) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Little Bock (2) Mobile at Birmingham Nashville at Memphis New Orleans at Atlanta Blair vs. Pep On TV Tonight Youngster Predicts He'll KO Former World's Champion FORT WORTH, Tex (IP) — Willie Pep, campaigning to regain the crown he has worn twice—world's featherweight champion—meets the challenge of young, tough Jncky Blair of Dallas tonight in a 10- round nationally televised light. Beating Blair, a comparative unknown, won't add a great deal to the luster ot Pep, who already Is the No. 1 contender fpr Sandy Sadler's title, but to Blair It would mean jumping right into the big middle of the picture — A. possible championship fight. Pep Frored Thj Hartford, Conn., veteran of 182 fights in 11 years and loser of only five, is a heavy favorite to win but Blair says he will knock him out. "I don't know what round, but it Heavyweights Meet the Press Rocky to It Soon? By GAYLE TAUSOT HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — The little Dutch girls and the little Dutch boys clumped down town in their wooden shoes to rehearse the opening of the tulip festival while Rocky Marciano held his last workout. Only a few challenged the rain and ventured to the outskirts of town to watch the Rock do his stuff in the, gym at the furnace company's picnic grounds. Only a few paying customers, that is. for there was i large delegation of working press, determined to extract a few choice quotes before Al Weill dropped the Iron Curtain. While Rocky changed into his ring equipment, the boxing brains trooped into a small dressing room for their final prefight bout with the champ. Everybody had been over the same ground so many times that the questions were slow coming. "If it goes 15 rounds do you think you can win?" a writer jabbed. "About Midway" Rocky said he figured he could. When they asked him if he thought "poor old Joe" could go 15, he said, he thought so, "but I hop* not." Marciano wisely had skirted any positive prediction on the fight for weeks, so somebody put a hypothetical question to him: "Supposing you had to analyze this fight In advance. When do you think it would end?" Marciano scowled, looked at his manager, Al Weill, and answered: 'About midway," Weill seemed to agree. /They asked Rocky If he expected Walcott to spring anything new Friday night at Chicago Stadium . . . quite a tribute to the 39-year- old Pappy Guy from Camden. who has been doing the same old act since 1930. "I don't see what new stuff he can show me," he answered. "He punched, boxed and moved last time." There was an awkward pause while the boys dug into the bag for new questions. Rocky banged his two gloves togother as though anxious to get to work and get the thing finished. "Y«i, .definitely, I thnlk It would have ended »ooner last time If I hadn't been blinded for three rounds. I couldnt' do a thing. Just Jab and hope. It finally worked out by itself." From Cauliflower 'What were you thinking about when you were knocked down in the first?" a late arrival asked. Rocky, acting a bit annoyed at .the question, said, "All I thought was 'You'd better get up and fight'." It was getting dull. All hands welcomed the "break-it-up" shout frorn trainer Charlie Goldman. The newsmen filed out to take their seats at ringside and Rocky came out to spar with Willie Wilson. He didn't get a none bleed. Didn't come up with a cold. Didn't come up with anything. As the paying customers filed out, publicist Benny Bentley reminded them that there \iiere plenty of good teats (»50) tor the big fight Friday night The boys went back to the Warm Friendly Tavern. Holland turned from cauliflower to tulips. Rocky Marciano Jersey Jot Walcott will be the first time I hit him with my left hook." Blair, who once was Pep's sparring partner, laid. Blair, 22, expects to weigh In at 130 pounds. Pep, 30, will be 130 or 130K. Weighing In ceremonies will be at noon and there may be a rhu- b. Blair has protested use of Oliver Ball. Port Worth detective and former professional fighter, as referee. A crowd of 3,000 Is expected for :he fight schedueld for 8 p. m. (CST) and televised by Columbia Broadcasting System. Chicks Get More Rain Than Action By JACK SIMMS Associated Tress Sports Writer Nashville's Hugh Poland and Memphis Manager Luke Appling are looking today for rain-chasers. Memphis, holding second place club in the Southern Association, has been rained out four times in the past seven days. Fifth-rplr ze Nashville has postponed three games during the same period because of showers. The third Memphis-Nashville game In a row was washed out last night, and the two managers agreed to play a doubleheader o make it up tonight. The Little Rock - Chattanooga contest was also a washou.t Paul Campbell's Arkansas club missed its scheduled contest Sunday because of rain, and Mondays' game with the Lookouts was postponed on account of wet grounds. Nothing hampered the Alabama teams last night, and the booming bats of the Birmingham Baron; Charles Adds Another Win m Comeback Try TOLEDO, O. (IP} — Ex-World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles had nine straight victories In his comeback bid today after winning a unanimous decision last night over Bill Gilliam. The 31-year-old Cincinnati, O.: battler, gaining the advantage In the last five rounds, slammed Gilliam to the canvas with a minute gone in the 10th with a short right to the jaw. The game Orange, N. J., heavy took the mandatory eight count standing up, but that knockdown, the only one in the flRht, discplled any doubt as to the identity of the better man. Judge Otto Hankinson scored It 53-47; JndRe Jack Myers, 52-48, and Referee Johnny Weber, 55-45. Charles expects the triumph to give him a title bout against the winner of Friday night's championship meeting between Rocky Marciano and Jersey JOe Walcot. BEST TRUCK BUYS IN TOWN! 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Mobile got a run in the second and two more in the seventh. The Bears could have won It with a solid blow In the ninth, but Lefty Bill Kennedy struckout Bill Kerr with the bases loaded to end the game. Taylor Phillip* won his fourth game Tor Atlanta by holding the New Orleans Pels to nine scattered hits. Catcher Jack Parks blasted n homer and Left Fielder Dick Sinovlc got two doubles nnri a single for the Crackers In the (1-2 victory. Pappy To Try For KO Ily TOM BRAN'AGAN CHICAGO (AP) —Now comes J e r s e y Joe Walcott witli heavy talk about punching the daylights out of Rocky Marciano. Says Jersey Joe: "I will do my best to win by a knockout, from tilt first round on." He didn't bat an eye when ha said It. He merely shrugged when it was pointed out ihnt the statement seemed a contradiction of his long training: routine. Virtually every minute of Wai- pott's prcpay.Uion for Friday's heavyweight title bout with Champion Marclnno at Chicago Stadium has carried n strong lor-thc-route conditioning keynote. Furthermore, his manager, Pelix Bocchicchio, has snid: "Marcinno is too strong and tough to knock out early. Jersey must outuox him this time." There hasn't been much question that, of the two, Walcott is ihe better boxer. He's harder to hit and, for a 39-year-old (or older) man, his timing is excellent. He also is a beter than average slugger, as witness his first-round knockdown of the previously un- floored Marciano in their championship fight in Philadelphia last summer, won by Rocky with a come - from - behind :3th-round knockout. Jersey Joe also has had Joe Louis on the floor three times and won the heavyweight title from Ezzard Charles with a KO. Slugging Dangerous But fight experts note that slugging with the young and powerful Marciano is a dangerous business. They figure Jersey Joe would have won the Philadelphia match had he been more cautious. Nonetheless, Walcott maintained to reporters last night that he Is capable of blasting Rocky out from under the heavyweight crown. "I'm ready to go 16 rounds," hs said, "but ,1 don't intend lo try for a decision, I will do my best lo win by a knockout." As for Marciano, he never has contradicted by word or action his intention, hnnounccd at the start of training, to KO Jersey Joe "curlier than before." Yesterday he said at his Holland, Mich. ,camp Hint he expected to end the bout "about midway." Ha has boxed 225 rounds In preparation for the fight, mostly perfect- Ing sharper, shorter swings and developing his pressing, brawling, close-in style. Today ha leaves Holland for Chicago and, like Jersey Joe, will hide out during the remaining hours before the battle at 9 p.m., EST, Friday. Gene Conley, pitcher for ths Toledo Glass Sox, is one of the tallest players In the game today. 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