The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1953 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1958 Milwaukee is Finding Bums Are Bum Guests By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Now the folks in Milwaukee know what the rest of the National League fans found out a long time ago — as guests the Brooklyn Dodgers leave a lot to be desired. In full view of the largest crowd ever to pay its way in to a sports event in the Wisconsin metropolis, the pesky Dodgers slapped down the Braves last night, 4-1, and knocked them out of a first-place tie. •••,.., if * * # * * The vlctor y was on 'y tne second • for the Bums in seven Western Cards Eke Out 2-1 Win Over Lindell BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Philadelphia 17 8 .680 — By The Associated Press Pittsburgh's knuckltballer Johnny Lindell gave up only five hits and struck out eight last night but the St. Louis Cardinals squeezed through with a 2-1 victory when Stan Musial doubled in the second of two unearned runs. .—. + The Pirate hurler yielded three hits in the first two Innings and then hurled hitless ball for the next four frames. In the seventh. Rip Repulski opened with a single and was safe at second when .Danny O'Connell dropped the throw from the outfield. Manager Eddie Stanky sacrificed for catcher Del Rice. Peanuts Lowrey, batting for starter Gerry Staley. walked and Solly Hermis scored Repulski with the tying run on an outfied fly. Musial doubled In the game-winning run after Red Schoendienst had walked. Schoendienst Was out at the plate trying to score on the play. Browns Lose The Pirates scored in the fourth when Lindell doubled, sending Mike Sandlock, who had walked, to third. George Metkovich was passed, filling the bases nnd then Staley hit Dick Smith with a pitch, forcing the run across. In Boston, the Browns dropped a 4-3 decision to the Red Sox on the strength of Milt Boiling's single in the eighth inning. Tom Umphlett hit his second double of the game and scored us Boiling got his third single to hand re- liefer Satchel Paige his second loss of the year. Johnny Groth beted a homer for the Brownies in the third and Don Lenhardt hit anoter In the eighth to tie the score. , Milwaukee 16 9 Brooklyn 16 12 St. Louis 14 11 New York 14 15 Chicago 9 15 Pittsburgh ....10 18 Cincinnati 7 15 .640 1 .571 2V, .560 3 .483 5 .375 7V .357 Bi/2 .318 8'/4 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 19 Chicago Cleveland Boston .. Washington 19 13 15 11 16 12 15 15 Philadelphia 13 18 St. Louis 12 17 Detroit 9 23 .679 — .594 2 .577 3 .571 3 .500 5 .419 7!4 .414 7',4 .281 12 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Memphis — Nashville ... Little Rock . New Orleans Atlanta Chattanooga Mobile W L Pet. GB . 21 13 .618 — 20 14 .588 1 18 17 .514 314 . 15 17 .469 614 ...17 20 .459 514 16 19 .457 5VJ, . 4 17 .452 514 16 20 .444 6 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 6 Chicago 4, 10 Innings Brooklyn 4 Milwaukee 1 Philadelphia 8 Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4 St. Louis 3 New York 4 Detroit 2, 11 innings Philadelphia 2 Chicago 1 Cleveland at Washington, postponed, rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 5-2 Chattanooga 2-1 Nashville 4 Mobile 1 Birmingham 2 Little Rock 1 (10 Innings) Memphis 5 Atlanta 0 TWO OF A KIND—Rock Laflin of Washington has his hands full showing off 46 and 45- pound channel bass caught on i chronium-plated spoon trolling Oregon Inlet, N.C. (NEA) Today's Games * NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn nt Milwaukee—Labine 0-1) vs. Blckford (0-2) Philadelphia at Cincinnati—Simnons (7-1) vs. Judson (0-0) New York at Chicago—Janscn 2-3) vs. Rush (3-3) Pittsburgh at St. Louis—Friend 1-2) or Dickson (3-4) vs. Presko (1-3) AMERICAN LEAGUE TODAY'S SCHEDULE Cleveland nt Washington—Feller 1-2) vs. Shen (2-0) Chicago at Philadelphia—Pierce (5-1) vs. Martin (1-3) Detroit at New York—Newhouser (0-0) vs. Lopat (3-0) St. Louis nt Boston—Trucks (42) or Littlefield (2-2) vs. Grissom 2-2). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis nt Atlanta Chattanooga at New Orleans Little Rock nt Birmingham Nashville at Mobile road games nnd came on their very first appearance in Milwaukee. Even if the wrong team did win, the home folks saw a real good ball (fume. The Braves broke It open in the sixth, after five scoreless innings, when Andy Pafko singled home Eddie Mathews. Bui with the cheers of the 36,439 loyal fans still echoing, George Shuba sent Brooklyn nhead with a home run after Jackie Robinson had walked. The Braves brought in Max Sur- kont, with a 5-0 record as a starter, to pitch in the eighth, and the Dodgers greeted him rudely with two more runs on Duke Snlder's sixth homer of the season—a blast over the center field fence that scored Pee Wee Reese. Phils Up While the Braves went down, the Philadelphia Phillies went up. Rob- In Roberts checked the Cincinnati Red Legs, 6-3, for his sixth victory against two defeats and moved the Phils one full game in front of the Braves. The St. Louis Cardinals edged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, and the suddenly Improved New York Giants won their third in a row, a 6-4 decision over the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings. Hunk Bauer homered in the llth Inning with a mnn on base to give the New York Yankees a hard- earned 4-2 triumph over the lowly Detroit Tigers while the second- place Chicago White Sox lost their second In a row, a two-hit -1 verdict to Harry Byrd and the Philadelphia Athletics. The loss pushed the Sox two games back of the pace-setting Yankees. The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Browns, 4-3. Cleveland's :nme with the Senators at Washington was mined out. Five Hitter Roberts was in trouble, in only one Inning at Cincinnati. With two out In the third Willard Marshall smashed a home run with a mnn on base and Ted Kluszewski followed immediately with a bases- empty drive. The Redlegs got only three other hits. Johnny Lindell, (he onetime New York Yankee outfielder who came back to the majors this season as' knuckleball pitcher, gave the Cardinals only five hits and struck out eight. Both St. Louis runs were unearned, coming after an error by Danny O'Co.nnell, the Pirates' second baseman. The Giants came from two runs behind to Uo: their game with the Cubs In the., fifth inning, then caught (ire (or three more runs in the 10th to hand Warren Hacker his sixth loss of the season. The White Sox managed only two singles off Byrd, last season's Rookie of the Year In the American League. Jim Rivera singled In the third Inning to drive in the Sox' only run nnd Rocky Krsnlch got the other safety in the fourth. A double by Tom Umphlett followed by Milt Boiling's single gave the Red Sox their winning run In the eighth inning against the Browns. The hits'came off Satchell Paige, n loser for the second time in a week. "to had .12-10 record in 1952, »ay«this positively wilf be hu last season, (N&A; Oar Pitching Stinks,' Says Free/ Hutckinson By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — "Our pitching stinks!" Manager Freddy Hutchinson's terse explanation for the sorry showing of his last-place Detroit Tigers was forthright and to the point. "That has been the biggest dis- 20-game winners (Hal Newhouser appointment," the blunt-speaking and Garver), a 19-game winner skipper said before last night's game against the New York Yankees. "Only Billy Hoeft and Ned Garver have been pitching with any degree of consistency. "Our pitchers are beginning to show signs of perking up, how- er," Hutch added quickly. "And I really believe that, the worst _is post. We should be all right from now on." Pitching wasn't to blame for last night's 4-2 loss in 11 innings to the Yankees. Southpaw Ted Gray hurled splendidly until he fed Hank Bauer a home-run ball following Mickey Mantle's double In the nth. He yielded only six hits in 10 innings and fanned nine. Loose fielding was responsible for the first two New York runs. Hutchfnson admitted he spent many ft sleepless night during the first month of the campaign but pointed out, the Tigers recently won three straight on the road. He hopes it is a sign of better things to come." "Baseball is a tough game to figure," he said ruefully. "Before the season began, I thought pitch- Ing was going to be our forte. I was a little concerned with our hitting and defense. It's worked out exactly the opposite. We've been hitting real well, the defense has held up but the pitching has been .wful. "I'm still confident our pitchers will come through. On paper It's a line pitching staff. It's got two Sports Roundup — McGraw Story Finally is Told By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone who knows his baseball history is aware that back in 1902 the great John J. McGraw, incensed at President Ban Johnson of the American League, "deserted" the Baltimore Crioles in midseason and jumped to the New York Giants of the rival National League, whom he drove to 10 pennants in the next 29 years. The fight between McGraw and Johnson, their repeated clashes over policies, nnd the explosive outcome of their feud, have been described in dchiil in all the bio- raphies of the "Little Nnpoleon" md in the official history books on he game. One immediately at land, telling of McGraw's mount- ng anger at his league president, continues: In midseason of 1902 the irascible McGraw sold out his Baltimore holdings and Jumped back ,o the National League. Johnson's answer was to move the Baltimore Yanchise to New York >3r 1903." Another historian relates, "It was situation without parallel. Johnson and the American League seemed trapped by the trickery of McGraw." Hot Tune It's a good story, jsys Mrs. John J. McGraw in her biography of ler distinguished husband, "The Real McGraw," appearing this week, but It simply isn't true. Writing in collaboration with Arthur Mann, one of the game's better authorities, Mrs. McGraw declares that: Her husband and Johnson were not enemies, mortal or mild, nnd never even had a row. Johnson not only, was aware of every move McGraw mnde leading to his legendary "desertion" of the younger league, but actually advised him behind the scenes on how to make them. Johnson planned all along to wreck the Baltimore club and move the franchise to New York, nnd he, realized .that the Giants, under McGraw, would supply the red-hot intraelty rivalry his team would need to prosper. Mrs. McGraw not only says all this—she produces ft photograph of n letter written by Johnson to her husband Jan. 24, 1902, five months before McGraw made his celebrated jump, advising him guardedly of the way things are shaping up and "again urging you to be very guarded in your dealings with the New Yorker." The letter leaves no doubt whatever that the two were in cahoots. "All this (the stories of the feud) was undoubtedly written in good faith," writes Mrs. McGraw, "nnd I from the same distorted yellow clippings of long ago. John never ! protested for the reason that baseball could be helped only by vigorous competition on the field and rivalry between two strong leagues. John was the key to making this competitive situation a reality, and it came with a suicidal struggle among National League owners which threatened the very existence of baseball as a game and as a business. "The facts have remained hidden over the years as a salve to individual pride and so-called National League prestige, which was considered important at the time. John never (elt free to correct the impression over the years. The facts remained locked In an old red- leather trunk to which he claimed he h&d no key. "Greater than gold (to him) was the satisfaction of having delivered | baseball from bondage to the | threshold of its greatest ascent. I I am not sure that It ever made up | 'or the abuse he took and the brand I he had to wear for the rest of his life." (Art Houtteman) and another potential 20-game winner (Gray). Then we have fellows like Bill Wight, Hay Herbert and Hoeft. Maybe what they need is better weather." Despite Detroit's disappointing start, the pitcher-pilot is convinced the Tigers are a better club than last year's basement crew arid will vacate the cellar before long. Bell Wins 6-2 in CSL Contest Montgomery Ward dropped a 8-2 decision to Bell Telephone in Commercial League activity at muddy Maloney Park yesterday. A big fourth inning, featuring a tripe by Bray, broke a 2-2 tie and the ball game wide open. Bray's triple came after tn error, walk and fielder's choice loaded the bases. Kellum then singled Bray home to end the four-run outburst. Fowler's fourth-inning double and Potts' subsequent single accounted for Ward's runs. Both came after Ross opened the inning with a slngte In losing. Ward's Baker gave up four hits while Parrlsh was touched for five in getting the win. Redhead,Fox Lead Fielders NEW YOEK MV-Nellie Pox of the Chicago White Sox and Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals boast the highest fielding averages among major league second basemen. The 25-year-old Pox has made only one error In 189 chances to lead American League second sackers with a .995 average. He committed the miscue on. May 3 against the Philadelphia Athletics. Fielding averafjes compiled by The Associated Press through last night's games also show Schoendienst on top in the National League with a .986 mark, with two errors in 142 chances. He erred on April 24 and 29. Fox led the junior circuit second basemen in the field last season at .985, one point better than Bobby Young of the St. Louis Browns and New York's Billy .Martin. Braves Already Pass '52 Gate MILWAUKEE W—This is the d»y the Milwaukee Braves were due to surpass In home attendance the entire 1952 total the team drew In Boston. As soon as 2,061 fans pass through the gates at County Stadium today for the second Brooklyn game l«st year's attendance mark In Boston will have been equalled. With last night's turnout of 36,439—a record in paid attendance for » sports event in Milwaukee — the Braves have drawn a total of 279,217 »t home so far. The 1952 total at Boston was 281,218. CSL Fires Kindled; Bathers Recall One Negro Pitcher HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The fuse to possible dissolution of the Cotton States Baseball Leagufc has been relighted by a second attempt to break down the class C circuit's racial barriers. Hot Springs announced last night it would recall and use, at least at home, Jim Tugerson, one of the Negro pitchers it optioned to Knoxville, Tenn., of the Mountain State* League to settle an earlier CSL revolt. Hot springs co-owner Lewis Goltz* ~* • • said Tugerson would report today .. jr., and might pitch against Jackson, rielO OHO Stream Keep That Trombone Out of the Duck Blind Miss., here tonight. Jackson Manager Duke Doolittle said his team would play against the Negro. So did Pine Bluff, Ark., Manager Prank Lucchtsi. . Officials of the other Mississippi teams in the Cotton States League, who kicked up the most fuss In April, declined Immediate comment on what they would do if Tugerson Is played against them. The loop also Includes clubs in Arkansas and/Louisiana. General Manager C. D. Rawlings of Meridian, however, said he was certain the League's directors would take some action against Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Bathers announced early in April that they had signed Jim .and Leander Tugerson, Florence Villa, Pla., brothers who had starred for Indianapolis of the Negro American League. Has 6 Wins A few days later the CLS expelled Hot Springs, but that action was overruled by minor league Czar George Trautman, who said a club could play Negroes.if it wished. Following a highly secret league meeting at Greenville, Miss., the Bathers announced the optioning of the Tugersons to Knoxville In the interest of CSL harmony. Goltz, in announcing the recall of Jim, who has compiled a record of six victories and. two defeats in the class D Mountain States circuit, said that he still doesn't want to "break up" the CSL. But, 'he added. Hot Springs has "only four pitchers on our roster" and has "had to put out several thousand dollars to keep going" as a result of poor attendance. He said he felt that Tugerson would help lift attendance and boost the club from Its seventh- place standing. Snead Has Hand X-Rayed WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (/Pi —Sam Snead, who says his hurting left hand has been costing strokes on his golf game, today awaited reports of X-ray examinations. Snead had the hand X-rayed late yesterday at the Greenbrier Clinic near his Home course. By this afternoon, he hoped to learn how bad a hurt it is. A bone was broken in the hand In an accident two years ago. Snead hurt It again two months ago when his club hit a root. By WARREN PAGE Shooting Editor One of my shooting buddies, who prefers to remain anonymous, is by way of being a professional musician. That's a good combination for a duck shooter, because tootling' on a horn keeps him up so late he's always ready for an early start to the duck blinds. And after a season or two of remaining mute as well as motionless in the blind the musician in him came out. He bought a duck call, figuring it was as easy to blow as his own trombone. But for all the results he got from the ducks he might better have brought his slip-horn into the blind instead of the calL The birds bulged away from his blasts like pedestrians fleeing a taxi klaxon. Eventually, he realized that a duck call had to b« tuned, tor ducks responded to mood music, to dtlfer- ent qualities and types of call, much as did the dancers who nightly whirled before his bandstand After a couple of seasons of practice he could swing 'em over the blocks as well-as anybody, which isn't every time anyway. Such a long apprenticeship isn't really necessary. You, too, can call ducks effectively if you're willing to work at it. It's chiefly the character who blows the dust out of his call once a year, for just that one waterfowling session, who makes the blats and squawks that head every self-respecting duck back for Canada. The secret is not in the make of call but in the practice with it; and since on your street there probably aren't any duck marshes where you can sit and talk with the local birds the best guide for your practice is a phonograph record. For a couple of bucks or less most call manufacturers offer instructional discs made by experts, proper reproductions of the blaring welcome or chuckling feed calls of the puddle ducks, just the proper notes to toll in the divers. Just make sure those practice hours aren't within earshot of your best friends and worst enemies. Your enemies will think you've finally gone off the deep end and 1 rejoice; your friends, particular- will be let in on the secret you want. to keep deep and dark until opening day. Turner, Hayes Featured on TV Tonight ST. LOTJI3 (JP)—Scrapping Jess* Turner of St. Louis moves into his first feature event here tonight as he takes on Boston's Norman Hayes in a 10-round nationally televised boxing bout. The fight also will be telecast locally by the Columbia Broadcasting System beginning at 9 p. m. (EST) from the St. Louis arena. Hayes will enter the ring at an estimated 163 pounds to Turner's 184. The 23-year-old Turner has been boxing professionally since 1947. He learned fighting on the streets and has only been stopped four times in his career. Hayes, 24, is the loin ranked middleweight going Into tonight's event. Experience gives Hayes th« edge despite his eight defeats in the last nine fights. ly If they're waterfowlers themselves, geles, 10. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fl* — Wallace "Bud" Smith, 1383/ 4 , Cincinnati, p;*d Luther Rawllngs, 143%, Chicago, Drew, 10. BROOKLYN (Rtdgewood Grove> —Ralph "Tiger" Jones, 154, Yonkers, N. Y. outpointed Joe "Rocky" Tomasello, 158, Elizabeth, N. 1., 10. LOS ANGELES — Ramen Tlscn- reno, 141, Tijuana, outpointed Freddie "Babe" Herman 14114, Lot An- as the First non-stop New York to Paris Flight was made in 1927 A memorable trip— that first flight from New York to Paris! A memorable sip —your first taste of a drink made with 7 Crown — Seagram's finest American whiskey. teagram'i 7 Crown. Blended Whiskey. 86.8 Proof. 65% Grain Neutral Spirits. Seagram-0istille[s Corp., N. Y. U.S. Koylofi Foam Mattress & Foundations • Davis Cabinet Bad Room Furniture • Empire LR, DR & BR Furniture • Tell City Chairs • Downs Rugs & Carpets • Serta Mattresses & Box Spring! & White Furniture Co. MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 6096

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