The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 14, 1953
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PAOB BIX BLITHE J1LL1 (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! THTOSDAT, MAT 14, Change of Scenery Worked for Braves By BEN PHLEGAK AP Sportswriter It's about time the travel agents of the nation p a i d a special tribute to the Milwaukee Braves. Where could they find a better example of the benefits to be obtained by a change of scenery ? The 1,000-mile westward shift from Boston to Milwaukee has worked wonders for the once-downtrodden ball club that finished a dismal seventh in the National League last yeai A quick glance at today's stand- Ings shows the Braves only half a game out ol first place. They have seven more games on their present ' home stand at their new five million dollar stadium, wfliere they have won seven out of eight. The fans are clamoring at the gates. In seven home game dotes the club has drawn 172,781 cash customers. Last year's total attendance In Boston was 281,778. Yesterday, with the thermometer shivering at 39 degrees, 9.043 fans turned out to watch their Braves smother the New York Giants, 11-1. Newcomers Hot Manager * Charlie * Grimm has been fortunate to come up with a trio of red-hot newcomers in pitchers Bob Buhl and Don Liddle ant outfielder Bill Bruton. But his old Boston lineup has become revitalized as well. The Braves had only one pitcher —Ernie Johnson—who finished lasl year with an average as high as .500. Yet nine of their 13 victories this season have been registered by last year's mound staff. Lou Burdette, yesterday's winner, has shown remarkable improvement. Working as a long-distance relief man, Burdette has pitched 17 1/3 innings in three games, has a 2-0 record and a 2.12 Joost's Homer Beats Browns and Old Satch By The Associated Press That old home run ball was the difference at Philadelphia last night and it \vas the St. Louis Browns on the short end of the score. Ageless Satchel Paige tossed the pitch to shortstop Eddie Joost in the eighth inning with the game tied 1-1. Don Larsen, tatting ror Pillette. Alex Kellner held the Browns In forced pinch-runner Niel Berry but Moss crossed the plate on the play. Joost scored the A's other run in the sixth after opening with a single. He moved to second on Loren Babe's sacrifice and scored on Eddie Robinson's single. Cold weather and wet grounds forced postponement of the Cardinals' scheduled game with the Philadelphia Phillies. The home run put a stop to the Athletics losing ways as southpaw check for a five-hit victory. The A's had lost seven In a row. Brownie starter Duane Pillette battled on almost even terms with Kellner until he was removed for a pinch hitter in the seventh. It was in this inning that the Browns counted their only run. Joost booted Roy Sievers' grounder after Les Moss had singled. Pinch- hitter Bob Elliott walked to fill the bases. earned run average. He came In at the start of the third Inning against the Giants after starter Johnny Antonelll had Injured a finger on his pitching hand and stopped New York on four hits. In his previous appearance he relieved Antonelll with two out In the first Inning at Brooklyn and went the rest of the way to beat the Dodgers handily, something the Braves did only three times last year. Bain Again Milwaukee moved into second place over Brooklyn, which was frozen out of its scheduled game at Chicago. Rain and wet grounds also caused the postponement of the other, two National League contests —Pittsburgh at Cincinnati and Philadelphia at St. Louis. In the American League the New York Yankees won their third straight over Cleveland, 9-4, dropping the Indians into third place. Boston whipped Chicago, 3-0, and Philadelphia broke its seven-game losing streak at the expense of the St. Louis Browns, 2-1. A night .me at Washington between the Senators and the Detroit Tigers was rained out. Shut out on one hit the previous night, Cleveland came up with four •uns in the first four innings against the Yankees yesterday. Then its pitching folded and by the end of seven the Yanks were ahead to stay. Mike Garcia was the loser against Eddie Lopat. Marv Grlssom handcuffed the White Sox on four hits for Boston. Despite the loss Chicago moved over Cleveland Into second place. An eighth-Inning home run by Eddie Joost provided the victory margin for the Athletics over the Browns. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pot. G.B Philadelphia 14 1 .667 — Milwaukee 13 7 .650 >/i Brooklyn 14 8 .636 St. Louis 19 9 .526 3 New York 1014 .417 5'/ 2 Pittsburgh 9 13 .409 5'/ 2 Chicago 1 12 .368 6 Cincinnati 5 12 .294 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L— Pet. G.B. New York..* 17 7 .708 — Chicago 16 11 .893 2>/ 2 Cleveland. 13 9 .6013 Boston 1211 .522 4>/ 2 Washington 1213 .480 5'/ z St. Louis 11 13 .458 0 Philadelphia 11 14 .440 6'/ 2 Detroit 6 20 .231 12 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .W L Pet. GB Birmingham 18 11 .621 Memphis 17 12 .586 1 Chattanooga 14 12 Little Rock 13 13 Nashville '. 14 15 Atlanta 13 16 New Orleans 13 18 Mobile 13 18 .538 2'/ 2 .500 3V- .483 4 .448 5 .419 6 .419 6 Yesterday's Results . NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee if New York 1 Philadelphia at St. Louis, post- >oned, cold and wet grounds Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, postponed, rain Brooklyn at Chicago, postponed, cold AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 9 Cleveland 4 Boston 3 Chicago 0 Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 1 Detroit at Washington, postponed aln. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 4 New Orleans I Mobile 8 Birmingham 6 Nashville 2-6 Memphis 1-7 Chattanooga at Little Rock (21, 'ostponed. Sports Roundup — From All Indications, Jersey Joe Will Hop on His Bicycle Early By GAYLE TALBOT CHICAGO (AP) —The feeling is strong here that tomorrow night's heavyweight championship bout is going to be a weak sister. That is, comparatively speaking. It doesn't figure to be such a world war as that one of last summer. We are convinced that Walcott sey Joe has not punished them as has done all his training and thinking with only one thing in mind- to stay the limit of 15 rounds with Rocky Marciano this time and win back his title at the ripe age of 39. Old Joe doesn't say that. He says he will try for a knockout from the start, as he did the other time. He talks mean and utters dark threats about what he will do if Rocky butts him. Both he and his hard-faced little manager, Felix Bocchicchio, appear to have a genuine hate on the boy from Brockton. But we still have the firm conviction that Jersey Joe will be his old cautious, side-stepping self when that bell clangs. Anyone for Cycling? About all Joe has done by way of preparation in the past nine weeks—a terribly long grind necessitated by an injury to Marciano's nose—is road work in the mornings and footwork in the afternoons. He hasn't hid a sparring partner who even approximates the Champion's weight or who employs Rocky's boring-in tactics. His hired hands have been speedy fellows in the 160-175 pound range whose ribs show and who can't hit hard enough to hurt. Jer- he did his spar mates before his first disastrous meeting with Marciano. He concedes all this, and so does Bocchicchio, so there is no reason to think this will be another slugging match. "Why should we use fellows who fight like Marciano does?" Bocchicchio asks. . "We know how he fights and he isn't going to change. If we wonted that we would hire ourselves a billy goat—for the butting, you understand." Felix smiled, grimly, have explained his joke. We asked Harry Mendel, an employee of the promoters who has been with Walcott all through his training, what he thought Joe planned to do and how he thought things would turn out, It's Like This . "It's this way," Harry said. "You're with a man every day like this, and you finally con yourself into thinking he's going to win. I honestly think this guy is going to win by a decision. I wouldn't pay too much attention to this stuff he's giving you about going for a knockout. He knows he can outbox Rocky for 15 rounds, and that's what I think he Intends to That Is one man's opinion. Al Weill, who manages Marciano, saj'S his tiger will settle things inside 10 rounds tomorrow night. Could be, but we still have the feeling it's going to be an awful letdown for those who are looking for a repeat of that Philadelphia battle. In the 1945 World Series Phil Cavarretta, now manager of the Chicago Cubs, hit .423 and drove in five runs. The Cubs, however, lost to Detroit. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Milwaukee—Pettit 1-1) vs Wilson (1-1) New York at Cincinnati—Jansen 2-3) vs Judson (0-0) Philadelphia at Chicago—Simmons (5-1) vs Hacker (1-4) Brooklyn at St. Louis—Ersktne (3-0) vs Staley (3-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Washington—Littlefield (2-1) vs Masterson (2-3) Detroit at Philadelphia—Houtteman (0-3) vs. Byrd (1-4) Cleveland at Boston—Feller (1-2) vs Brown )2-l) Chicago at New York—Byrne (1-0) vs Sain (2-2) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Birmingham Nashville at New gorlcans (Only games scheduled) Boxers Give Nod To Pappy Joe CHICAGO (/PI—While sports writers went overboard picking Rocky Marciano to defeat Jersey Joe Walcott tomorrow night, outstanding fighters of today and yesteryear ditl just the opposite. They voted 11-6 for the Old Pappy Guy. Those on Marcinno's side — Jack Dempsey. Joe Louis, Sammy Mandell, Dan Bucceronl, Willie Pep and Ezzard Charles. Those- for Walcott — Jim Braddock, Chuck Davey, Kid Gavilan Bill Tate, Ray Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Gil . Turner, Joe Maxim, Archie Moore, Bob Satterfield and Rocky Castellani. 'YVisiting Around Arkansas *•- B Y J O E M A R S H r^T^rT?* "FLY GUYS rTJet Thtrc'i no event like a good lively current event. Biggest current event iri Central Arkansas these days is the purchase of land for Jacksonville's new jet bomber base. Not far from Little Rock's city limits plans are going ahead for building this Air Force center which will biing thousands ol military and civilian personnel to Central Arkansas. Practically all of Central Arkansas pitched in lo raise nearly a million dollars to buy land for this great project. It just goes^lo show what progress can be achieved when evcry- Ycs. sir, progress is achieved when everybody pitches in. That's why the American brewing industry has reached the high level of public acceptance it enjoys today. The brewers and their many employees are always striving to improve their products and business standards. 'That they have succeeded is shown through public acceptance of the sale of beer in clean, legal and wholesome surroundings. Copyright. 2953, Unittd State* Brewers foundation, IM., Arka nMt Diuino*. Pyramid Building, Little Rock, Arkanxu Announcement We are happy lo have had the privilege of selling Mr. C. S. Birmingham the BEAR Safely Service equipment. He now has the largest and most complete wheel and frame alignment machinery between Memphis and St. Louis. 555 WHOLESALE Parts and Supplies Barons Faltering Memphis Gets Split "By JACK SIMMS Associated Frew Sports Writer . Four Southern Association teams — the four who need action most — are idle tonight, but the New Orleans Pels and the Mobile Bears, tied for the cellar, will be in action. Last night, the Bears whipped the Birmingham Barons, 8-6; Atlanta downed the Pels, 4-1, and Nashville split a twin-bill with Memphis, winning the first, 2-1, and losing the second, 7-6. Chattanooga's scheduled doubleheader at Little Hock was rained out. It was the third straight night of postponement for the Lookouts because of the weather. The Travs have played only one game in seven days because of the rains. Atlanta and Memphis, the other two clubs idle tonight, have been rained out four and five times, respectively, this month. Mobile and New Orleans are each six games behind league-leading Birmingham. If both .celarites win tonight, Atlanta and Nashville will join the Bears and Pels In a 4- way tie for last place. Mobile plays Birmingham, and the Pels meet the Vols. Last night's victory gave Mobile 2-1 edge over the faltering Barons in the current series. Birmingham has lost three of its last five contests. Pitcher Bill Harris got off a shaky start, but settled down after Birmingham scored five runs n the first three innings. Harris al- owed only three hits in the last six "rames. Norm Larker and Ewing Turner slammed homers for the Bears and Joe Pollch got one for Birmingham. Atlanta's Bob Malnzer, bating only 137, went on a tear against New Orleans. He hit two homers and a single to drive in three runs, the the season up to last night. Manager Qene Mauch got the other Cracker tally with a homer. Art Fowler gave up seven hits in winning his fifth against one setback for Atlanta. Charlie Sipple was charged with the loss. Six of Atlanta's seven hits came off Sipple before he was pulled at the end of the fourth. South Missco Softball League Organized OSCEOLA — Plans were completed Tuesday night at a meeting held at Osceola High School for formation of a south Mississippi County softball league with teams from Luxora, Keiser, Wilson, Grider ind two from Osceola. Bob Morrow of Osceola was elected president of the new league and A. C, Duclos of Grider was named vice- president. Secretary and treasurer for the league is Coach Charles Johnson of Luxora. Three men were chosen for the Protest Board, which will have the final say on all games played under protest. Willie Tate of Luxora, Hugh Gilbert of Wilson and D. Wilbanks of Keiser will form the three man board. iince Osceola and Wilson have the only lighted parks all games will be played at these two places, same number of RBI's he had for The season will open June 1st Player Limit Sends 18 Men to Minors NEW-YORK (AP) — Eighteen players who started the campaign with major league teams were back in the minors today, victims of the 25-players limit in the big time and two others wore different uniforms. From now until Sept. 1, each major league club Is permitted only 25 players, plus up to five who are back for their first season after serving .in the armed forces. Both of last year's pennant winners—the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers — had to shave their rosters. The Yanks oj>- tioned outsielder Bob Cerv to Kansas City of the American Association and infielders Jim Brideweser and Frank Verdi to Syracuse of the International League. The Brooks sent Dixie Howell, to St. Paul of the American Association and optioned outfielder Dick Williams to Montreal of the International League. Two Major League Deals There were only two deals involving Major League teams. In one, the Pittsburgh Pirates sold catcher Eddie Fitzgerald to the Washington Senators for an undisclosed amount of cash and a. couple with Home Oil of Osceola playing Luxora at Osceola and Wilson will be host to Keiser. The way the schedule is arranged there will be games at Osceola and Wilson each Monday and Friday night. Each team will play the other five teams three times to make a fifteen game schedule. Eight o'clock was set as the starting time for the ;ames. Managers for the teams are C. P. Bussey, Wilson; A. C. Duclos, Grider; Charles Johnson, Luxora; and Bob Morrow, Home Oil of Osceola. Managers for the Keiser and he other Osceola entry have been selected. not of pitchers for minor league teams. The other involved catcher Hank Foiles, whom the Cincinnati red- legs sold to Cleveland In a straight cash deal. Besides bartering Fitzgerald, the Pirates sold Forrest Main to Toronto of the International League and Bob Hall to Seattle of the Pacific Coast League. Washington was the last to get under the limit -when It asked for. waivers on catcher Les Peden and sold pitcher Lou Sleater to Toronto for a reported $20,000. The only other team in the National League that was over the limit was the St. Louis Cardinals. They solved the problem by releasing Billy Johnson outright. Milwaukee cut to 24 men by sending pitcher Murray Wall to Toledo of the American Association. In the American League, Philadelphia released tnflelder Don Kolloway and sent pitcher John Mackinson to Ottawa of the International League on 24-hour recall. Bill Boyd, the Pacific Coast League's leading hitter last year with Seattle, was sent down to Charleston of the American Association along with pitcher Connia Johnson, by the Chicago White Sox. First baseman Dixie Upright will toil for Los Angeles and pitcher Bob Habenicht will throw for Charleston. They started the season with the St. Louis Browns. The Boston Red Sox cut pitchers Ben Flowers and Ken. Holcombe. Flowers goes to Baltimore of th« International League and Holcombg to Louisville of the American As. sociation. 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