The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 25, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAT 25, 19W Philadelphia Lovely City, Bums Discover By JACK HAND Associated Press Sporti Writer Who said Philadelphia is a dead town on Sunday? The Brooklyn Dodgers think it's gayer than Paris, louder than Coney Island and wilder than an office Christmas party. 12 runs in an * — ——• When you score inning before a man Is out, as th> Dodgers did yesterday in thi eighth at Connie Mack Stadium no town is dull. All ttiis muscle flexing gave thi Dodgers a 16-2 victory that Bill left them in fourth place in thi merry National League race wheri the mileage from first to fourth Is only one ball game. Milwaukee took over the lead Saturday and still clung to a hal game margin after yesterday's split with Chicago, winning 5-4 an losing, 5-2. St. Louis elbowed into second on Gerry Staley's five-hit shutout of Cincinnati, 2-0. and the New York Giants belted Pittsburgh, 11-3, snuggling only 2V 2 games off the pace. Sain Stars Johnny Sain's batting and pitching for another New York Yankee triumph over Boston, 8-4, left the world champs still 3'/2 games out front. There is a new second place team, Cleveland, after its twin scores over St. Louis, 5-1 and 9-8. Chicago remained 3'/ 2 back in third place, 17 percentage points behind Cleveland, after beating Detroit for the second day in a row with a ninth inning spurt, 3-1. Washington nosed above .500 by knocking off Philadelphia, 6-3. The big excitement was at Philadelphia where Augie Donatelli bad almost as much exercise as the Phillies pitching staff. August Augie opened the day by tossing out Russ Meyer in the fourth after the hot tempered Mr. Meyer made violent protest of a pitch call and threw the resin bag into the blue sky. Jim Hughes, who failed as a relief man for Meyer, and Billy Loes were chased for heckling Augie from the bench. , In the midst of the eighth inning while the world was crashing down around his ears, Manager Steve O'Neill and his catcher, Smokey Burgess, got the heave-ho from the durable Donatelli. Thirteen Dodgers walked or hit before an out was made in the eighth. Twelve runs turned a neat 4-2 game into a route betore five Phil pitchers managed to retire a batter. It took 42 minutes to play the half inning, with 16 Dodeers going to bat. Vols J. Harshman Gets Eighth Win By MERGER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Nashville's Jack Harshman is the big reason the Vols are in contention for the Southern Association lead. The lean southpaw chalked up his eighth straight victory against no defeats Sunday, with the aid of reliefer Jim Constable. * Harshman, shooting for the majors as a pitcher after failing to click as a first baseman, served up home run balls to Al Orun- wald in the first, Lou Klein in the 750 Golfers Sign For Buzick Tourney JONESBORO W) — More than 150 golfers from, six states have signed up for the 5th annual J. W. Buzick Memorial golf tournament which opens here Thursday. A new champion will be crowned this year since Navy Dr. Ed Allis, 1952 titleholder, has been transferred from the Memphis Nava] Station. Barney Osment, tournament chairman, said that golfers from Hogan Looks ToU.S.Open After Win Bantam Ben Cops Colonial By 5 Strokes By HAROLD V. RATLIFF FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — Ben Hogan ( who can win more money in three tournaments than the other golfers n 20, tucked away S5.000 for ipread-eagling the field in the >15,000 Colonial National Invitation. He looked today toward the next tournament he would like to take four times—the National Open. The little giant swept familiar Colonial Country Club courses'? 7,035 yards for a three-under-par 67 yesterday to compile a par 282 for 72 holes and win, by five strokes, the tournament that's become known as "Hogan's Benefit." It was his fourth Colonial championship in seven years and it meant that he had won a total of $18,800 in this tournament played at the country club where he Is a Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee/ and Arkansas sent in entries. The tourney will be held at the Jonesboro Country Club. A pro-am tourney will be held the first two days, Osment Bald, with qualifying rounds for the tourney on Friday. Matches will start Saturday, finals on Sunday. sixth, and Sonny Senerchia in the seventh. Constable took over and pitched hitless ball the rest of the way to give Harshman and the Vols a 9-6 victory over New Orleans. The Pels won the first game of the double-header, 8-4, on Lenny Yochim's 8-hitter. All teams split doubleheaders. leaving the standings unchanged. Little Rock nipped Atlanta, 4-3, in 16-inning first game, but the Crackers took the nightcap, 4-1. The second game was called after five Innings because of darkness. Birmingham beat Memphis, 8-5, In the opener, but the Chicks took the second, 2-1. Mobile trimmed Chattanooga, 9-4, in the first, but dropped the nightcap, 4-2. Travs Win on Snuecze Cracker catcher Jack Parks sent ;he first Atlanta-Little Rock came nto extra Innings with his second wmer of the game in the seventh, innings later, Trav speedster Chuck King, who had doubled, scored the winning run from third on Johnny Orice's bunt. Memphis held Its own with Birmingham thanks to Tommy Fine's i-hit pitching in the second frame, larry Bright scored both of the Chicks' runs, and each time was sent home by George Noga—once on a fly ball, once on a single. THOUSANDS OF 'EM—National Leafue refugees, Johnny Mize, left, of the Yankees and the Browns' Bob Elliott approached (heir long-cherished dream, but as American Leaguers, Members of the select 2000-Hit Club were ready to welcome the big first and third basemen. (NBA) BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB Milwaukee 18 11 .621 — 3t. Louis 18 12 .600 '/ 2 •hiladelphia 17 12 .586 1 Brooklyn 19 14 .576 1 view York 18 16 .529 2!i 'ittsburgh 1220 .375 7',-. Chicago 1018 .3577;'2 incinnati 9 18 .333 8 Williams Cops Tourney Four Win. over Boros With a 36-hole total of 155, J. M. (Mac) Williams, Jr., won the spring handicap tournament of Blytheville's Country Club yesterday when the final 18 holes were played after a two-week postponement. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 23 10 .697 — Cleveland 18 12 .600 3!i Chicago 21 15 .583 3', Boston 19 15 .559 4 Washington 18 17 .514 6 Philadelphia 16 21 .432 9 St. Louis 12 21 .364 11 Detroit 10 26 .278 14'.i New Record Seen 11 For Saturday's 500-Mile Classic SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L, Pet. GB Birmingham ... 24 18 .600 — Memphis 22 17 .564 J"/ 2 Nashville ....... 21 20 .512 3V' 2 Mobile 20 22 .488 5 Atlanta 19 21 .475 5 Little Rock 18 20 .474 5 j New Orleans ... 19 23 .452 6 Chattanooga ... 16 20 .444 6 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAdUE Brooklyn 16 Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 5-2 Chicago 4-5 New York 11 Pittsburgh 3 dues-paying .member. < No Contest His winnings in three tournaments this year reached $11,400 and made him the season money leader. There was Just "no contest" as the grim little man labored three days :o solve the trickiness of the course and to combat the terrific wind that aeset the layout through the tournament. Doug Ford of Harrison. N. Y.. and iary Middlecoff of Memphis, Tcnn., tied for second place at 287. They each won $2,500. Tied for third were Lloyd Mangrum of Niles, III.; Teti Kroll of New Hartford, N. Y., and Jerry Barber of la Canada, Calif. Each had 269. Sports Roundup — Beefy Ben and Bemused Billy By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Loes, Brooklyn's unpredictable and some what bemused young righthander, was asked how he explained the fact that he almost invariably follows one of his brilliant performances with an exhibition so horrible it gives Manage r Chuck Dressen the fidg-it, "I can't figure it out, myself." Billy replied, thoughtfully "I always feel the same. It must be the way the other team feels." Fat Ben We are advised that It will be improper to refer to Ben Hogan as "Bantam Ben" when he goes after his fourth National Open title next month at Oakmont. The vemarK- able Texan has put on some 20 pounds in the past few years, they say, and now balances the beam at a robust 162. The big fellow now outweighs several of his more zaniest accident in the big leagues last week was not the one in which Umpire Tom Gorman lost two teeth when struck in the mush by Carl Furlllo's peg from the outfield. The victim of the real prizewinner was Dick Gernert, sophomore first baseman of the Boston Red Sox. Reaching to spear a low line drive against the St. Louis Browns, Ger- hert inflicted a painful spike wound ........ prominent rivals, including Lloyd on the ring finger of his throwing; Mangrum. hand. They're going too iar with those stories about Milwaukee's baseball dementia. We believed them all Including the one about the fans cheering pop fouls by the home team, but rebel when they report that bellhops in the suds capital are refusing to accept tips from ball players. That will be the day. Contrary to popular belief, the Fear Trabert Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia nnd one of that nation's hottest tennis fans, tells me he greatly fears our Tony Trabert In the next Davis Cup challenge round at Melbourne. Passing through on his way to the coronation, the Premier snid his people were considerably shocked when Jack Kramer began beating Frank Sedgman like a drum. "That really blew the gaff," he said, meaning, of course, that it upset the apple cart. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 8 Boston 4 Washington 6 Philadelphia 3 Chicago 3 Detroit 1 Cleveland 5 : 9 St. Louis 1-8 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 4-1 Atlanta 3-4 (1st 16 Innings; 2nd called 6th darkness) Birmingham 8-1 Memphis 5-2 Mobile 9-2 Chattanooga 4-4 New Orleans 8-6 Nashville 4-9 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Philadelphia (Night) Loes (t-2) vs. Drews (2-4). Cincinnati at Milwaukee (twi- night) —Judson (0-0) or Perkowski (1-3) and Church (2-2) vs. Sur- kont (5-1) and Liddle (1-11. St. Louis at Chicago—Presko (23) vs. Rush (3-4). New York at Pittsburgh—Corwin (4-2) or Koslo (0-3) vs. Friend (1-3). AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at New YorkiNght}— McDermott (3-4) vs. Blackwell (20) Philadelphia at Washington (night)—Fanovich (0-0) or Scheib (2-1) vs Shea (3-0) or Moreo <2-0). Chicago at St. Louis (ninht)— Pierce (f>-2) vs. Trucks (.4-2) or Larsen (1-2). (Only games scheduled.) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock New Orleans at Memphis Atlanta at Nashville Ace Al Lopez, the Cleveland manager, is quoted as saying he would bench Ray B.oone and use George Strickland regularly at shortstop if he had a hitting catcher to replace Jim Regan. While Boone hurts the Indians with his fielding, he's a far better batter than Strickland. when Duke baseball coach ••Will, Strickland. Began and our Pnrhe ,. broke , mo , he majors wuh Pitcher hitting in order. • Lopez ; , he p hlln[l( ,,p h j n Atnlet | rs m 1937 said, "It means we bat In only six 1 onc nl hi , teammates was Bill Wer . innings to the other club's nine." j l)( , r Sr Now his flrst baseman on .,'•,„ . , i tlie Blue Devils is Bill Werbcr Jr. Andy Palko. the Braves right- | : fielder, claims he's finally come up with the softest job in the major leagues. "All I have to do Is protect the foul line," he explains. "That's all (centerflelder) Bill Bruton will let me do. He won't let me catch anything he can get to, and he covers a lot of ground." BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 25 8:00 p.m. 4-MAN TAG MATCH Doran O'Hara & Lee Fields VS. O'Hara YI. Malone Eddie Malone & Sailor Moran Fiddl " Moran 90 M!n. Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls 30 Minutt Tim * Adults 60c—Children 15c ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES For cool cnmforl this summer, have your home insulated by Home Service Co. Now, Furniture Storage Public Hauling Moving Pick Up & Delivery Home Service Co. Bill Wumltrllrh snsj^ziu n,. jsu Vukovich Leads * Qualifying Runs With 138 MPH Mark INDIANAPOLIS W) — Barring bad weather or wrecks that slow the pace, the winner of next Saturday's 37th annual 500-mile auto race should put a new speed record in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway books. The 33 starters averaged almost a mile an hour faster than last year's record-smashing field in Qualifications that ended Sunday. Only nine of last year's starters made over 136 miles an hour in the 10-mile time trials, 19 of this year's field bettered that speed. The overall average is 136.435, compared with last year's 135.504. Troy Ruttman, out with an injury this year, set a record speed average of 128.992 for the 500 miles last year. BUI Hdlland Back Bill Vukovich of Fresno, CaJif.. who qualified May 17, won the SI,000 extra prize for the top speed of 138.392. Most speedway fans rate Vukovich as the man to beat in this year's race, after leading most of he 1952 grind until his steering gear failed. He'll start in the No. : spot. Bill Holland, the 1949 Indianapolis winner, came back Sunday after two years' absence and qual- Tied a new 500-B series Kurtis- Williams had 18-hole rounds of 77-78 to best J. O. Guard by one stroke. Staley Cuffs Reds; Browns Succumb By The Associated PreM Tlie St. Louis Cardinals turned up with a couple of nevr weapons — good defensive play and pitching — when their slam-bang hitting attack of last week failed them at Busch Stadium yesterday. They produced a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Red- legs, good enough to put the Redbirds in second place in the scrambled National League race. Gerald Staley did the pitching,* limiting Cincinnati to five hits and walking only one man. It was defensive work, however, that really saved the day. Twice Cincinnati runners were cut down at the plate. Once on a strong throw by Stan Musial and a second time on a perfect relay with Red Schoendlenst taking the middle spot. Rip Repulskl doubled In the second, scoring Del Rice all the way from first as Cincinnati outfielders Willard Marshall and Gus Bell, afraid they would collide, let the ball fall. In the seventh, Del Rice was hit by a pitch, then forced at second by Repulskl. Staley sacrificed ,nd Solly Hemus singled, Repul- ski crossing the plate safely as catcher Hobie Landrith dropped Jim Greengrass' strong throw. Brownies lose 7th Straight In a doubleheader at Cleveland the Indians maintained their superiority over the Browns with a Defending champion Jimmy Terry | twin killing, 5-1 and 9-8. turned in the lowest score on final The Browns outhit the Indians day with a 35 coupled with a 41. j IB to 14 in the dual affair, but the Indians had the kind of hits that count—two homers worth sev- Four of the club's golfers beat I en runs. II. S. Open Champion Julius Boras! AI Rosen hit a three-run homer on National Goll Day Saturday. ] ln the first game and Ray Bdone Boros, playing at Oakmont Coun- I made the difference in the fi- Louis McWaters won the blind prize in the first flight. Kraft, the 137.863. Crawford Special, at Delaware Park's stakes program for its 32 day meeting starting May 29 calls for a total distribution of $305,000. It is the highest in the track's history. The purses will be distributed for 14 feature events. try Club, Pittsburgh, spotted the nation's golfers their regular playing handicaps and shot a two-under par 70. He was defeated locally by Eugene Still, Jr., who shot a 91 with a 24-stroke handicap to give him a net of 67; Lloyd Stickmon, who had an 88 less 20 strokes for a net of 68; Ralph Rushing, whose 21 handicap brought his net to 66, and John Callihan, who had an 84 with a handicap of 20 for a net of 64. In the second flight of the handicap tournament, E. B. Thomas and I. R. Coleman, with 167 and 170, finished in that order. O. E. Knudsen took the blind prize in the second flight. C. E. Crigger. Vernon Thomasson and A. R. McManus came In with identical 179's to tie in the third flight. In a sudden death playoff, Crigger parrcd the first hole with' a four while Thomasson and ' Mc- .Manus finished with a five and six. Gene Butler took the blind prize. nale with a grand slammer. It concluded the Browns' eastern trip with seven straight defeats— three at the hands of the Indians. Luxora Tigers Beat Lepanto 9*4 LUXORA — The Luxora Tigers, after, three weeks of forced idleness, annexed their fourth straight win of the season yesterday as they beat Lepanto 9-4. The locals exploded tor five runs in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie. Meanwhile, Tuna Quails' sidearm slants held the visitors at bay with a single blow in four innings of relief to gain credit for the victory. Memphian Elmer Ray, toiling for Lepanto, led the visiting hitters with two for three, but contributed very little more, as thirteen solid Tiger blows were totaled from his Lloyd Stickmon's 183 gave him j offerings, Including a booming triple Fields, O'Hara Meet Malone, Moran Tonight Two rising youngsters In th» wrestling game. Lee Fields and Doran O'Hara, will go against veterans Eddie Malone and Sailor Moran in the feature bout of the American Legion mat show tonight at Memorial Auditorium. With only a few years as professional grunt and groaners, Fields and O'Hara will need all their youthful strength to overcome the experience of the older men who know all the gimmicks in the book. O'Hara is the mo:'. recent to come before local mat fans, having made his first appearance in Blytheville two weeks ago. The other wrestlers are well known here. Prior to the feature, tag match O'Hara will tackle Malone and Fields- will compete with Moran In one-fall matches. said: "That ball traveled 60 feet « Inches." Patterson Is In error. From the front of the pitcher 1 ! slab to the front of home plate the distance is 59 feet, one inch. Five starting players on the Brandeis University baseball team ara also members of the football squad. fourth flight honors with Arch Catchings one stroke back and U. S. Dane Fergus getting the blind prize. Ralph Rushlng's 194 won fifth flight honors. Richard Becker took runnerup honors with a 200, with Dane Fergue getting the blind prize. Joe Beasley's 42-footer on the ninth hole won him a prize for longest putt on the final green. Army Gets Prep Star MINERAL WELLS. Tex. <;?) Tony Munger, fastest gridman and leading scorer in this district, is headed for west Point. He was recently notified by the adjutant general of the Army of his acceptance. 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