The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 21, 1953
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THURSDAY, MAY 21,1958 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.T COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Bosox Have Western Clubs Solved for Sure By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sports Writer If the Boston Red Sox can figure out some way to beat the Eastern teams they will bfe a real pennant threat in the American Leagu e. They've got the Western clubs solved for sure. The Sox finished up a profitable home stand against the West in sensational fashion yesterday. With two out in the 14th inning — the season's longest game — Del Wilbur blasted his third pinch-hit home run of the year to give them a 3-2 triumph over the St. Louis Browns. Wilbur's blow off Don Larsen propelled Boston all the way from fourth place to second in the standings, three games behind the pacesetting New York Yankees. The Bed Sox have the best intersectional record in either league. They burned up the West early this month on a 6-2 road trip and then won six more and lost only two when the Western teams came in to visit Fenway Park. Against, the Eastern clubs, however, the Sox have won - just five while losing, eight. They have a chance to correct this immediately since Philadelphia comes to Boston for a three-game series starting today. Then the Sox take the road in the East. The Eastern American League clubs as a whole were downright inhospitable to their Western visitors during the inlersectional series and all four of them ended with victories. The Athletics defeated Chicago, 2-1. Washington whipped Cleveland, 8-3, and New York trimmed Detroit, 9-8. All in all the Eastern teams won 20 and lost 11 during the West-East meeting: which began May 12. In the National League the Western teams, playing at home, managed to gain the upper hand but only by a margin of 16 games to 13. In yesterday's finales Cincinnati thumped the league-leading Philadelphia Phillies, 14-5: Milwaukee bowed for the second straight day to Brooklyn, 7-2; Chicago lonk a 16-6 lacing from the New York Giants and St. Louis won an 11-6 slugfest from the Pittsburgh Pirates: Yesterday's action provided a little of everything, from the 14- inning duel in Boston to the 31- hit explosions in Chicago and St. Louis. The Giants collected 21 hits, a Redhead Leads Redbirds In 11-6 Win Over Pirates By The Associated Press Red Schoendienst and his St. Loais Cardinal teammates had a field day at the plate last night as they battered the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-6. The switch-hitting second baseman pounded out a home run, two doubles and a single in four times at bat that were good lor six runs batted in. But that wasn't all the hitting for the night. The Cardinals mustered a total of 17, hits while the Bucs came across with 14 of their own. including a pair of run-scoring doubles by big Ralph Kiner. Little Joe Presko. the Cardinal starter, received credit for his second victory of the season although he only lasted five and one-third innings. Bob Friend was the early victim of the Redbird attack as he allowed eight hits and five runs in less than two innings. Four more Pirate hurlers followed him I lo the mound. Reliefer Al Brazle came on in the ninth With runners on second and third and none out to retire the next three men to face him apd end the game. Browns Again Lose By One Meanwhile, the Browns dropped their llth one-run decision of the season. This time it was to Boston's Red Sox in a 14-inning affair. It was a pinch hit home run by second string catcher Del Wilber that gave the Sockers the 3-2 victory. Wilber, swinging on a three-one pilch, sent one of Don jLarsen's fast balls out of the park. It was Wllber's third pinch, hit homer of the season. season's record, good for 39 oases in smothering the cubs. Monte Ir vin, Al Dark and Davey Williams homered for New York and the attack also included three doubles and three triples. The victory was the fourth in a row for the improving Giants, Curt Simmons, the Phillies' ace left-hander who retired 27 Milwaukee players in order after Bill Bruton singled Saturday night, couldn' last four innings against the Cincinnati Redlegs. He gave up seven hits and seven runs before heading for cover in the fourth. The Red- legs pulled out of the cellar and into seventh place with their triumph. Which included home runs by Ted Kluszewski, Andy Semlnick, Bobby Adams and Bob Borkowski. Pittsburgh fell to last place by losing to the Cardinals, who pounded out 17 hits. Red Schoendienst drove home six of the Cardinal tallies with a perfect night at bat. His four hits included a home run, two doubles and a single. Brooklyn stole six bases in handing Milwaukee its first series loss at home. The crowd of 23,450 who watched the track meet in misery swelled the Braves' home attendance to 302,667 for 13 home dates 21,389 more than the club drew all last season in Boston. In a game filled with inlsplays, the Yankees edged Detroit iti the ast of the ninth on Gene Woodling's bases-loaded single. The Yankees used 21 players, two short of the record they set Sunday against the Browns, and the 21st man, Allie Reynolds, who came n to pitch the ninth, got credit for the victory. Frank shea throttled the Indians on two hits for seven innings but lad to withdraw with a stiff neck. The Indians picked up five hits and three runs on his successor, Johnny Schmitz, but the Senators lad sewed it up with six runs in .he seventh off Bob Hooper and Steve Gromek. Bobby Feller, who worked the first six for Cleveland, was the loser for the third time -his season. He has Won once. Philadelphia's winning run against the White Sox came in the ninth when Billy Pierce, trying for his sixth victory, walked three men, uncorked a wild pitch and then watched light-hitting Joe..Astroth deliver a run-scoring single. Sports Roundup — Aussie Olympic Hopes Black By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The resignation of Arthur W. Coles as c h i e f organizer of the 3956 Olympic Games is a serious blow to Melbourne's chances of playing host to the great athletic carnival. Without being unduly pessimistic, we would guess that it's no better than a 50-50 proposition now. Coles was the big operator, the one Australian deemed capable by many of his countrymen of solving manifold problems and whipping the games together. There was general rejoicing in Melbourne when Coles agreed to take on the onerous job last fall, and there will be great disappointment that he has thrown in the towel. A self-made man of heavy wealth whose stores stretch to every corn- ^•er of Australia, Coles had retired T to his beautiful estate at Flinders, nrar Melbourne, and meant to stay there, when the cry for succor reached him. The Olympic people told him things were in a mess, and that the games almost certainly would be lost unless he threw his energy and talents into the breach. Reluctant Reluctantly, Coles accepted the challenge. When we saw him five months ago he felt optimistic. He was fully aware that he was bucking petty jealousies and that he vis enmeshed in Australia's own brand of politics, but he thought he had a superior ally in national pride. He accomplished much within a few months. Without bothering to call a committee meeting every other day, he commissioned plans for a great modern stadium and for a swimming plant that promised to be a humdinger. He was doing what he knew how to do better than any man in Australia, but we had an uneasy feeling at the time that he might be underestimating the opposition. Sure enough, it wasn't too long before the news came from Down Under that the new stadium was out and that it had been decided to do a face-lifting Job on Melbourne's archaic cricket ground instead. We were rather surprised that there was no accompanying • Puppies • • Parakeets • • Kittens • 1 Canaries • • Tropical Fish • -All Pet Supplies— The PET SHOP Mrs. N. G. Jerome (33 8. Dlvlilon Fb. M7S statement from Coles, and decided he must be softer than he looked. But the first impression proved to have been correct. When the state government of Victoria also took his swimming pool away -from him yesterday, Coles headed back home and left the whole sorry situation in the hands of the little men. Having been told so by a number of persons who should have known, our feeling became strong that Australia's chances of holding the Olympics rested on the willingness of all hands to pitch in and support Coles to the limit. One of these men, the head of a facility very important to the success of the games, said he v/ould lose interest in a hurry if Coles ever quit. Well, he's quit. Obviously there is no intention of supplying the kind, of money needed to put the games on properly. The International Olympic Committee proved at the recent Mexico City meeting that there is no plot against Melbourne. It approved the site, despite grave doubts of some of Its members. But Melbourne, lovely Melbourne, seems determined to make it tough. Cubs' Hacker Barely Lost CHICAGO c/P) — Warren Hacker, righthander for the Chicago Cubs, lost the 1952 earned run title of the National League on his last start. The 28-year-old hurler was knocked out of the box on Sept. 26 by the Cardinals who racked him up for seven runs in five innings. Up to that point the blonde boy from Marissa, 111., had an ERA of 2.30. He finished with a. 2.58 mark. Hoyt Wilhelm of the Giants won KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY IA«IY TIMIS CUMULI ALL IT1AIOHT WHISKIII AT O« AtOVI m FIICI EULY TIMES OlSTILLERr COMPANY . LOUISVILLE I, KENTUCKY • it HOOF UPSWING—A* *f f * when most athletes In other sports are headed for retirement, the holders of folf's major professional championships are enjoying their most successful years. They are, left to rljht, Bobby Locke, 35, British Open; Jim Turnesa, 40, PGA; and Julius Boros, 32, United States Open. (NEA) Anybody Can Win This One, Hogan Says at Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Tex., (AP) — Btn Hogan, the talented Texan, leads a field of 48 into the opening round of the $25,000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament today with the laconic observation that "anybody can win this one." Hogan, defending champion who, thrice in six years of the Colonial has taken down the winner's purse, agrees that it's the strongest field the tournament ever knew. The lltle man of golf's great moment goes off the tee at 1:30 p.m. (CST) with dapper Lloyd Mangrum, long one of the game's beet money- winners and runner-up here last year, and Joe Conrad, the North Bathers Forfeit CSL Contest HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Hot Springs of the Cotton States League presumably will decide today whether to forfeit every game in which it attempts to play a Negro pitcher or cease its efforts to introduce Negroes into the Uiree-L'tate loop. •—* The cellar-dwelling Bathers, who recalled Jim Tugerson—a Florence, Villa, Pla., Negro right-hander— from Knoxville and attempted to play him last night were forced to forfeit the game to Jackson, BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE' Philadelphia Milwaukee . Brooklyn .. St. Louis ... New York ., Chicago 8 16 Cincinnati 8 15 Pittsburgh 10 19 W L Pet. GB 17 9 16 10 11 12 15 11 15 15 .654 — .615 1 .586 1& .511 2 .500 4 .380 T/ 2 .348 7>/i .345 8'/ 2 Texas State College linkster who is tops among the amateurs hereabouts. Mangrum yesterday showed he again was a man to be reckoned with as he blazed a three-under-par 61 over Colonial Country Club'6 1,035 yards. His was the feature tune- up round. Stewart Has 68 Earl Stewart Jr. of Dallas, the current leading money-winner of the tournament trial, posted a 68. Hogan hasn't shot any sub-par •ounds but has played steady golf with 70-71-70-71. Many observers y 282 might be the low figure when this select tournament has run ts course Sunday. Hogan is put- Ing well and says he never played letter. Gary Middlecoff, the Memphis dentist who won the jackpot here n 1951. was another ehotmaker litt- id by the railbrids. Handsome .Gary las just finished winning the West- aury, N. Y., Round-Robin and has aid himself that he's playing the iest golf of his starry career. Fights Last Night WEDNESDAY'S FIGHTS By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS—Jesse Turner, 154y z , t. Louis, outpointed Norman layes, 163, Boston, 10. MANILA —Larry Bataan, 121, Manila, outpointed Flash Elorde, 23, Manila, 15. (For Philippine eatherweight title). PUEBLO, Colo — Santiago Este- Leo Thinks Giants Are Now Arriving CHICAGO (AP) — After watching his New York Giants slam 21 hits and pump eight runs into one inning against the Chicago Cubs, Manager Leo Durocher thinks his club finally has caught fire and soon will roll into the first division. Both the number of hits—good for 39 bases—and the eight-run eighth inning in yesterday's 16-6 massacre of the Cubs were season .highs for the fifth - place - Giants. They now have won eight of their last 11 games and four in a row. During the four-game winning streak, which goes on the line tonight against the Brooklyn Dodgers in New York, the Giants have scored 38 runs and collected 57 hits in 162 turns for a .352 team average. Eight Homer* Eight home runs have been jammed into the victory march with Monte Irvin contributing three in as many successive days. In addition to Irvin. Al Dark and Davey Williams had bleacher shots in the Cubs' debacle yesterday. Irvin has driven home 10 runs In the last four games and he and Dark have collected eight hits each in 19 trips. Whitey Lockman has 11 safeties in his last 19 times at bat. "In our poor start this season we lost six games by one run and that disproves the theory that my pitching has been real bad," said Durocher. ban, 135, Walsenburg, Colo., out- pointed Al Juergens, 140, San Antonio, Tex. 10. PLANTING SEED AND POISON COTTON SEED: D. & P. L. 15, Non-certifiee 80% Germination per $ ton 90 less ton $ C per sack <J D.&P.L.15 CERTIFIED Blue Tag. 90% Germination ton 125 less ton$£50 per sack Q TOXAPHENE 20% Toxaphene Dust per per 7c Ib. / For Worms in Cotton and Wheat 8-Lb. Toxaphene Liquid 55-Gal. Drum Gallon $075 2 LEE WILSON & CO. Phone 3411 Wilson, Ark. "Our big trouble has been lack of timely hitting. It has thrown some of the pitchers off stride. I'm confident guys like Sal Mug- lie, Larry Jansen, Dave Koslo and Jim Henrn will straighten out. I think maybe we .have started to Errors Are Costly to FFA Team Seven first-inning errors spelled the downfall of Future Farmers of America's entry in the Commercial Softball League yesterday ns they were topped by the Young Farmers of America 14-5. Actually, the FFA was outhlt only 8-6, but committed a total of eight errors in the four and one-half innings. Doubles by YFA's West. Gann and Bench led to a five-run outburst in the third inning. FFA's big frame was the third when Rhodes doubled home Taylor and Loveless, who had singles, and later came in on singlea by Sandwln and Howard. Gann gave up six hitfi for YFA and Taylor allowed the winners AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 20 9 .690 — Boston IT 12 .5863 Chicago 19 14 .516 3 Cleveland 15 12 .558 4 Washington 16 15 .516 5 Philadelphia 14 18 .438 7>/ 2 St. Louis 12 18 .400 8'/ 2 Detroit 9 24 .27313 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham ... 21 14 .600 — Memphis 2015 .517 1 Nashville 18 18 .500 3"/4 Little Rock 16 17 .465 4 New Orleans ... 18 20 .414 Atlanta 17 19 .412 Mobile 17 20 .459 Chattanooga ... 14 18 .438 4% Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 16 Chicago 6 Cincinnati 14 Philadelphia 5 Brooklyn 7 Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 8 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 3 St. Louis 2 (14 innings) New York 9 Detroit 8 Philadelphia 2 Chicago 1 Washington 8 Cleveland 3. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 6 Memphis 2 Little Rock 8 Birmingham 3 Mobile 8 Nashville 2 New Orleans 12 Chattanooga 4 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Pittsburgh- Drews (2-3) vs. Dickson (3-4) Brooklyn at New York—Black (2-2) vs. Maglie (3-1) Cincinnati at St. Louis—Raffensberger (1-4) vs. Haddlx (4-2) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washington—Ford (3-0) vs. Masterson (2-4) Philadelphia at Boston—Shanlz (3-0) vs. McDermott (3-3) Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Birmingham Nashville at Memphis (Only games scheduled) eight. FFA ts scheduled to take the place of the Ark-Mo team, which foljjed. Miss., 9-0, on orders from League President Al Haraway. Haraway said Hot Springs had "violated an agreement reached in Greenville, Miss., on April 14." He ordered the Class C loop umpires to forfeit every game to the opposing club when Tugerson'B name appears on the roster. Club co-owner Lewis Goltz said the directors would meet today to settle the issue "once and for all." He termed the agreement "illegal and contrary to federal law." May Be Ousted And from Natchez, Miss., came a hint that the league may try once again to oust the Bathers from the eighkteam circuit. Tom Glennon, Natchez Indians general manager, said his club fully approved Haraway's action and planned to call the president concerning a meeting. "If the league takes action against Hot Springs, that may mean a revision of the league schedule," he said. The league attempted to oust the Bathers this spring, when Jim Tugerson and his brother Leanden were hired from the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. ' But Hot Springs forestalled the action with a ruling by minor ,. league head George Trautman that a club could play Negroes if it desired. Following the Greenville, Miss., meeting alluded to by Haraway In yesterday's statement, the Bathers optioned the brothers to Knoxville, of the Class D Mountain States circuit, where Jim compiled 6-2 record. He was recalled Tuesday. Agreement Made Contacted for comment, Haraway said Hot Springs had agreed not to recall the Tugersons this season and would. In any event, get permission from four of the clubs before returning them to Hot Springs. ' He did not say what "concession" Hot Springs received In the agreement but It was at this meeting- that a previous transfer of Bather ownership was discussed. He declined to name the clubs Involved, and said none had been notified of the Hot Springs action. Goltz said the Bather official and attorney at the Greenville meeting were not authorized to make the agreement and Harrawny replied that "that is an intra-club matter." Goltz threatened to appeal to Trautman and Harraway answered that "you can take whatever action you may see fit." 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