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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 22, 195S Fifth-Place Giants Just 3 Games From Top di By BEN PH1.KGAK AP Sports Writer The New York Giants are ready to start a petition demanling more room in first vision in the National League. ,...,..., . , , r, Tliey think tliey belong there, just like the experts said before the season .started. Bu it's a typical National League race with almost everybody trying to get in front. And it's si tight even a five game winning streak and nine successes in their last 12 starts isn't enougl to get the Giants higher than fifth. The Philadelphia Phillies are In front at the moment, but the margin is so small that on any cold day they ought to be able to feel the hot" breath from the hungry pack all the way down to the Olnnts. The Phils, thumped 1-1 by Pittsburgh last night, lead Milwaukee by half a game. St. Louis is a ha Big Bats Boom as Cards Recover to Beat Reds By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals started off last night as if nothing could go right for them. Four errors and Bob Borkowski's two-run homer helped Cincinnati Redlegs to a 6-0 lead after five innings. Then the Cardinals let loose with 4 base blows, 16 of them to be exact, and finished with an 11-9 victory, boosting themselves into thirc place and dropping the Redlegs into the cellar. Six runs in the sixth innin; featured by Ray Jablonskl's fifth homer, a three-run job, evened the count at 6-6. Jim Greengrass put Cincinnati back in front 9-6 in the seventh with a three-run homer but the Cards had another rally up their sleeves. With the bases loaded in the St. Louis seventh, Jablonski walked, forcing: home one run. Del Rice singled home another and Peanuts Lowrey performed ably as a pinch- hitter with a two-bagger, good for the tying and- leading runs. Al Brazle, the Redblrds' fourth hurler, controlled Cincinnati the final two innings for the victory. The 11-run 16-hit affair gave St. Louis 22 runs and 33 hits in two nights. The Browns were idle yesterday. Martinez 2-1 Favorite in TV Bout Tonight Young Giovanelli Gets First Big Fight Chance AIR MANEUVER —Shortstop Ray Boone of the Indians took to the air to get his throw away in time for a double play and to avoid being hit by Billy Martin in New York. (NBA) NEW YORK (/P) — D a n n y Oio- vnnelli. a Brooklyn kid with star dust in his eyes, gets his big break tonight in his first Madison Square Garden main go against flashy Vlnce Martinez, the slightly deflated "Rookie of the Year" In 1962. Youth must be served, as Jersey Joe Walcott and the TV customers found out a week ago. This is a double serving. Giovanelli, 20, wasn't even born when Walcott had his first pro fight in 1930. Martinez, 24, was a year old. The 10-round matcch, scheduled for 8:00 p.m. (CST) will be carried radio (ABC) and television (NBC). The odds favoring Martinez, originally very long, have shortened to 2 to 1. The Paterson, N. J. bobby ;ox idol lost considerable prestige against Chico Vejar. As a result of the defeat, he quit his Job as a draftsman at a New Jersey factory and went away to camp to concentrate on his boxing career. Hlfi record is 27-2 with 15 KO wins. Like Giovanelli, he never has been stopped. Fights Last Night By The Associated Tress DETROIT—Mickey Mars, 12T/ 2 , Cleveland, outpointed Tony Spano, 133-1/4, Chicago, 8. HONTINGTON, W. Va—Bob Baker, 227, Pittsburgh, outpointed Nino Valdes, 211, Havana, 10. OAKLAND, Calif. — Esau Ferdinand, 160, San Francisco, stopped Art Soto, 154, Oakland, 3. game back of Milwaukee wit Brooklyn's off-and-on Dodgers an other half step behind the Cards. That brings it down to fiftl place and the Giants, who knocket off Brooklyn 7-2, last night t< creep within three games of tin top. Tank* Stretch Lead Three games from first to fifth Why over in the American Leagin where the New York Yankees are threatening to run off and hid< from the rest of the clubs, the margin is more than that from first to second. The Yankees stretched their leat to 3'/ 2 games over the idle Chicago White Sox last night by edging tin Washington Senators, 6-5, on i three-run seventh inning rally. The Philadelphia Athletics, hitless for five innings, overpowered Boston 9-0, in the only other American League game. The Cardinals made up deficits o! three and six run? ;o defeat Cincinnati, 11-9, to rounc out the National League action. The Giants slammed out five runs in the first inning againsl Brooklyn's Joe Black and Ben iVade on a pair of back-to-back triples, a single, double and Bobby Thomson's home run. The season's largest National League crowd, 46,778 Polo Grounds customers, saw Brooklyn dispose of Giant Ace Sal Maglie with one out In the first Inning when Duke nider followed Pee Wee Reese's single with a home run and Jackie Robinson followed with a double. But Al Corwln, making his third ellet appearance in four games, stopped the Dodgers until the fifth ^nd Dave Koslo held the lead to he end. The victory went to Corwin. Drews Shelled The roof fell in on Karl Drews n Pittsburgh In the sixth inning. The Philadelphia righthander Was breezing along with a 2-0 lead when the Pirates suddenly found he range for seven singles and ivere aided by two walks and iair of errors. The Yankees' victory, too, was a, come from behind effort against he battling Senators. Down 5-3 after four Innings, the Yankees rallied for three runs in the seventh on pair ol singles, two doubles and a walk. The Athletics' triumph over Boston may have been a costly one since they lost the services of lefty Bobby Shantz for an indefinite period. Shantz, pitching shutout ball, strained n muscle in his arm with two out in the fourth and had to retire. Yanks' Johnny Mize Hears 2,000-Hit Club WASHINGTON (/P) — Johnny Mize of the New York Yanks needs only five more hits to crack the 2,000-hit club. When Mize connected for a pinch single in his team's 6-5 triumph over tl-» Senators last night It was his 1,995th major league hit in regular season play. Sports Roundup — La Starza Will Get Title Shot By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Desperately eager to take the so-called minds of boxing fans off something that happened a week ago tonight at Chicago, the International Boxing Club will shortly announce plans for a heavyweight title fight here in September between Rocky Marciano and Roland La Starza. This will come as bad news to the several managers of Ezzard Charles, a former champion, but the IBC really has little choice. It wishes to hold the next big one in a local ball park for a number of reasons, and the men who run the cauliflower cartel regard Charles as a very poor draw in these parts. They have reasonable hope that La Starza, a Bronx boy, can be ballyhooed into a business getter in his own right. We believe Al Weill, Marclario's manager, when he declares he has no choice between the two {ore- most challengers. He firmly believes that Rocky is good enough now to whip both of them on the same night. If anybody tells you the champion is ducking Charles, he simply doesn't know Rocky. Close Flffht Actually, if the Marciano forces are to be suspected of fearing either man the more logical choice would be La Starza. Back three years ago be gave Rocky the closest brush of his unbeaten career — a 1-1-1 vote by the three officials that went to Marciano on points only because he scored a knockdown in an early round, A majority of newsmen at ringside thought La Starza won It. Where La Starza is young (25) and at his physical peak, Charles has been putting on the years. At any rate, what we started out txD do was tell you something about La Starza. For a boy with his record—55 fights, 52 wins, 24 knockouts—the butcher's son has gained remarkably little fame and has made but little money up to now. A more violent name might have helped him, something a little more catchy than Roland. No Zip Both La Starza and his worried- looking manager, Jimmy De Angelo, showed up at Chicago the first of last week and for five days spent most of their waking hours sitting around, the hotel suite where the fight clan gathered. La Starz.a is a bright, clean-cut young fellow. Only a slight widening of the nose suggests his trade. More than one newly-arriving fight expert, told that the boy playing solitaire over at the side was the challenger from New York, stared in unbelief.. Roland didn't speak until he was spoken to, as a rule, and he made no speeches about wanting to fight Marciano. He left that to De Angelo, and even the latter's suggestion that his warrior should get the next shot was more plaintive than aggressive. Make yours the brightest house on the block SUN-PROOF HOUSE PAINT It's self-cleaning ... remor« surface dirt tnd resists gai fumes ind co«t smoke. That's why Pittsburgh SUN-PROOF House Paint STAYS WHITE! MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY Phone 8131 Blyth«vill« A ' BED N h ', ( °RK— ^ fter S° in 2 ' f °r 2«. Stanley Mus'al bent to the task of sharpening his eye in extra practice in the HmL fj C ? ge f T St Lou ' 5 ' Busch Stad ium. The Cardinals' six- National League batting champion returned from the first eastern trip with a .233 average. (KEA) Dancer and Arcaro Talk of Preakness BALTIMORE (AP) — A horse named Native Dancer and a jockey named Eddie Arcaro Were two hot topics of conversation today on the eve of the Preakness although they won't be together arid both were beaten in the Ken- iiicky Derby. Native Dancer had staid Pimlico s excited as it ever has been in ts 83 years of horse racing. "Is he as great as he looked before Dark Star outrun hin in the Derby?" That's the burning qiies- ion before the full house of about 55,000 answer seekers tomorrow. The Alfred G. Vanderbilt gray ghost will have another crack at larry Guggenheim's Dark Star nd five others in the mile and hree sixteenths race for $113,750. The middle gem of the Triple Crown of racing will be on nationwide radio and television (CBS, :45 p. m. EST). Outsiders Since the Derby upheld the cliche bat anything can happen in a torse race, the quintet of outsiders sn't being overlooked entirely for .nother upset. These include Eugene COOK tan tin 'r.'s Royal Bay Gem, Jim Norris' amte K., Bj'uce Campbell's Ram i 1 War, Mrs. Gordon Guiberson's Correspondent and Ben Whitaker'e Tahitian King. On the record, Arcaro has the most undistinguished of the lot, amie K. But whoever the nation's Jo. 1 jockey rides commands a lot f betting respect and the handi- appers figure Arcaro's presence 'ill hike Jamie K. to fourth choice ehind Native Dancer, Dark Star nd Royal Bay Gem. Jamie K: had won only one race 117 until May 6. Arcaro was given te mount owned by the head of le International Boxing Club that ay. He won and duplicated seven ays later, which got him the 'reakness trip. Buster Mills, coach for the Cin- innatl Redlegs, played major league jail with the Cardinals, Dodgers, Red Sox, Browns, Yankees and Indians. Ward's Gets 5-0 Win Over Heekin Held to two hits, Heekin Can Co. dropped a 5-0 Commercial Softball League game to Montgomery Ward yesterday. Billy Baker, Ward hurler, gave up a double to Reams in the second and a single to Watson in the seventh, but neither proved damaging. Baker struck out five, walked two and hit one. Wards scored single runs in the first, second, third, fifth and seventh innings. Big knocks were Holland's third- inning homer and Baker's last inning triple. Stanley. Heekin hurler, gave up nine safeties. Moral Victory OTTUMWA, la. (/P) — Duane Pauley, star Seymour high school miler, won a victory in the Ottum- \va Relays, though it won't show in the record books. It seems that a crucial piece of elastic in Pauley's track outfit gave way at an important moment during his favorite race. Pauley had to figure out. while running, whether to yield the contest or possibly finish sans culottes. That's French meaning "no shorts," Pauley chose the bolder course. He ran with one hand on his shorts when necessary. He finished with a moral victory — and took second place. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Q.B. Philadelphia 1710 .630 — Milwaukee 16 10 .615 V4 St. Louis 16 11 .593 1 Brooklyn :...17 13 .567 \Vi New York 16 15 .516 3 Pittsburgh 11 19 .361 T/4 Chicago S 16 .360 7 Cincinnati 8 16 .333 7!4 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 21 9 .700 — Chicago IB M .516 314 Boston 17 13 .561 4 Cleveland 1512 .556 4yi Washington 1616 .5006 Philadelphia 1518 .455754 St. Louis 12 18 MO 9 Detroit 9 24 .273 13V4 SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Memphis Nashville New Orleans ., Mobile Atlanta Little Rock .... Chattanooga . . ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 22 H .611 — 20 15 .571 114 18 19 .486 4';i ..18 20 .474 5 . 18 20 .414 5 . 11 19 .412 5 ..18 18 .411 5 ..14 18 .438 6 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 1 Brooklyn 2 Pittsburgh 7. Philadelphia 2. St. Louis 11 Cincinnati 9 (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia 9 Boston 0 New York 8 Washington 5 (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 8 Little Rock 5 Mobile 10 Nashville 4 (Only games scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York—Erskine (4-1) vs. Hearn (2-3) or Connelly (0-1) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh—Konstanty (3-1 j vs. Hetki (0). Milwaukee at Chicago—Spahn (21) vs. Minner (?^2) Cincinnati at St. Louis—Church (2-1) or Perkowskl (1-3) vs. MIzell (2-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Boston (2)—Kelt ner (5-3) and Frlcano (0-0) vs. Parnell (5-0) and Nixon (0-0) New York at Washington—Raschi (2-3) vs. Porterfield (4-3) St. Louis at Cleveland—Littlefield (2-2) vs. Lemon (3-4) Chicago at Detroit—Rogovln (24) vs. Houtteman (1-3) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Little Rock Mobile at Chattanooga New Orleans at Nashville Birmingham at Memphis Bolt Has 4-Stroke Lead in Colonial PORT WORTH, Tex. (/P)—Tommy Bolt, a heavy money-winner already, held a long lead oh a $5,000 jackpot today as he set out at the head of the field in the $25,000 Colonial National Invitation Golf Tournament. The terrible tempered Mr. Bolt of Maplewood, N. J., was the only player able to master par in the opening round yesterday as he shot a 34-33-67 over the rugged 7,035- yard Colonial Country Club course. His three-under-par effort put ilm four strokes ahead of his nearest pursuers—Fred Hawkins of ;t Paso, Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va. F and Lloyd Mangrurn, of Niles, 111. -Each had one-over- par 71. Redhead Surprised He's Batting Leader By ED WILKS ST. LOUIS, (AP) — Smiling Red Schoendienst shrugged his shoulders and said: "it's just one of those things." That's the answer as far as Red is concerned for his quick pull into the National League batting lead with a nifty .365 average. " The veteran St. Louis Cardinal Beleaguered CSL Irons Out Kinks Bathers President Has'Resigned, Report Says HOT SPRINGS, Ark., I;D — The Class C Cotton States League, which has survived three wars, floods, pestilence and a depression to keep going; in 40 of its 52 years, has apparently smoothed over a racial problem which threatened its existence. The Hot Springs Bathers re-optioned Negro pitcher Jim Tugerson to Knoxville, Tenn., of the Mountain States League and reportedly made a change in club executives. League President Al Haraway of Helena, Ark., said last night: "The Hot Springs matter has cleared itself up." He added he thought the question was settled for good this time and canceled a league meeting which had been called for today. There. was, however, still the threat of a civil rights suit by Tugerson. A reliable source said Lewis Goltz, Bather co-owner and president who had led the fight to introduce Negroes to the Arkansas- Mississippi-Louisiana circuit, had resigned and transferred his stock in the club. Another club official declined to confirm or deny the report immediately but indicated an announcement would be forthcoming ;oday. You're paying for top quality whiskey...are you getting it? M ^" For top quality, buy Glenmore, It makes completely satisfying drinks. And remember, Glcnraore has been made by the same family for three generation*. This assures you unmatched uniformity ewry time. ~4's QK 16 PROOF ' GLENMOR KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON GLENMORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY • IOUISVIUE, K1C, Earl Stabler's Track Team Wins Florida Crown Earl Stabler, formerly coach of the Junior High Papooses here, and now track coach at South Broward High School in Hollywood, Fla., came up with a Florida state championship track team in the Class A division last week at Gainesville, Fla. In a letter to the Courier News, Coach Stabler, who coached here from 1948-50 said the state meet was won by his mile relay team in the last event of the day. Running in the rain the relay foursome seb a new state record at 3:35.2 to give Coach Stabler's Bulldogs 6 and one-half point margin of victory. Coach Stabler also had another record breaker on his squad that day. A lad named Lec.Hamlin set a new mark in the 440 yard dash With the time of 51.6. Asian Games at Manila MANILA (/P) — The Philippines Amateur Athletic Federation has called 41 swimmers, 22 amateur wrestlers and 45 basketball players to start training for the Second Asian Games here early next year. second baseman, who incidentally didn't know he had taken over the • lead with his three hits In five trips against Cincinnati last night at Busch Stadium, Just doesn't have a reason for his present splurge — n splurge that has carried him from a slow-starting .250 average Just a month ago. "I'm not doing anything now that I haven't done before." said Schoendienst, who has a lifetime .282 average, in the club house after the game. "I'm swinging at the same" pitches and hitting the same pitches." Right or Left What it breaks down to is the old baseball axiom. Schoendienst is hitting 'em where they ain't. He did just that last night in his usual switch-hit performance at the plate. Batting right handed against s o u t h p a tv Ken Raffensberger, Schoendienst hit two singles in three trips. Then batting lefty against an assortment of right handed reliefers he got one for two, another single. It was the last hit, a solid single off the right field screen on a 3-2 pitch, that carried Schoendienst past Philadelphia's Johnny Wyro-J stek. The Phils' slugger, tied with ' Schoendienst going into last night's game at .354, got two for four against Pittsburgh, for a .360 average. One .300 Tear While moving into the league lead, Schoendienst also extended his hitting streak to nine straight games. It's Red's second sustained drive of the early season. He went 13 games before being stopped May 10 by Haffensberger who proved no mystery last night. Schoendienst, who has hit only one .300 season In his eight major league years (.303 last year), has come into his own on the present home stand. It's at Busch Stadium that he has slugged his four home runs, all to the rqof of the right field pavilion. His best season homer output of the past is seven. He slugged that number last season and in 1950. In his present nine-game streak, Red has batted .432, hititng just as easily from the left or the right side of the plate. Righthanded Red has hit .500. Southpaw Schoendienst has slugged .407, including the four homers. Rookies Hit Grand Slams CINCINNATI m—The first major league home runs hit by rookies Jim Greengrass and Johnny Tern- pie of Cincinnati's Redlegs were "grand slams.' They came within a space of three days In the late stages of last season. Temple, second sacker for the Redlegs, hit his off the Giants' Jim Hearn at the Polo Grounds on Sept. 12. Greengrass, regular outfielder for the Rhlnelanders. clouted his off the Dodgers' Johnny Rutherford at Ebbets Field on the 14th. Blue Devil Great DURHAM, N. C. (/P)—One of .the greatest baseball stars ever to play at Duke University was R. M. Gantt, now an attorney In this city. Playing in the first decade of this century, Gantt hurled 14 shutouts, Including three no-hit, no-run :ames. Catches every passing breeze You have « "double exposure" to nix the heat when you'rt wearing a pair of our Jarman Miracle Mesh stylet that catch ever); passing breeze and keep you cool and comfortablo. Come in today and see what's new m Jarmaiw «t our houu. 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