The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1956 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 11, 1956
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN 24 Hits, 5 Homers Red Sox Hit Jackpot By ED W1LKS The Associated Press You've got to figure Pinky Higgins as the world's No. 1 pessimist if the skipper of the Boston Red Sox didn't eat his breakfast with a smile this morning. Who's going to frown when his athletes pound major league pitching for 24 hits—five 01 them homers—and 1 runs, even in an exhibition game? How's any manager going to . hold back a grin when the two big question marks on his pitching staff look just fine? The Bed Sox did all of that yesterday in a , frollicking, three- touchdown romp over the Philadelphia Phillies. The final count was 21-1. Saul Rogovin, an American League castoff, was the victim. He lasted just 2 1-3 innings, giving up 15 hits—including solo homers by Jim Plersall and Jackie Jensen and Ted Williams' three-run poke. The Red Sox scored seven in the second and eight "in the third. The best news for Higgins, however, was the continued "comeback" of Mel. Parnell and Prank Baumann. They represent Boston's southpaw strength on the mound. Parnell, a sad case since 1954, walked four and gave three hits but wasn't In any danger for his five'innings. His only lapse' was a home run ball to Del Ennis. A sound Parnell would be mone; In the bank for the Red Sox. Mel, who will be 34 in June, won 21 for Boston in 1953 and shut out the New York Yankees lour times. But he suffered a broken wrist in April 1954, and hasn't been the same since. Baumann, the bonus rookie who hurt his throwing arm in the service was still a bit wild—walking two and hitting a batter, but fanned two In his one-hit , four inning chore. Rain again cut the exhibition schedule — cancelling the Baltimore-Chicago Cubs, St. Louis-Chicago White Sox and Brooklyn-Milwaukee games. Elston Howard homered and tripled as the New York Yankees swung for 15 hits and defeated Dallas of the Texas League 6-3. Whitey Ford went six innings for the Yanks and was tagged for seven hits and all the runs. Mickey Mantle made his first starting appearance since re-injuring a ham-string muscle March 28 and got a single ' in three trips. Manager Casey Stengel says Mick will open the season in center field. Pinch hits by a pair of second- line, left-handed hitting catchers won the only other games played. Joe Ginsberg delivered a two-run homer for Kansas City in the ninth off Red Munger to give the A's a 4-2 decision over Pittsburgh. Lou Berberet came through with a two-run single in the ninth to bring Washington from behind in a 9-8 victory over the Cincinnati Redlegs. Cleveland and the New York Giants were not scheduled. Milwaukee flag hopes dipped with the announcement that Gene Conley, the big "if" for the Braves, won't ( be ready to pitch for "four or six" weeks. The 6-9 righthander, nursing an inflamed shoulder tendon, was packed off for a two-week workout with Milwaukee's Jacksonville. Pla., farm. Bob Feller Wins Pitching Spot In 20th Year LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — What will the Cleveland Indians find -for old Bob Feller to do this year, the 20th anniversary of his joining the "Bob has been a good pitcher this spring, and I want him on the ball club," said manager AI Lopez. "I think he will help us In certain spots." Six weeks ago, before spring training started, Lopez had said of the 37-year-old once Rapid Robert: "Well. Bob will have to make the team." On a club heavy with pitching talent, this sounded like a stiff order for the fading fireballer, a notoriously slow starter. But Feller was equal to the challenge. He has allowed five earned runs in 17 exhibitoin innings and stacks up second only to Herb Score in this respect. "I was concerned about him, just as I would be concerned about anybody his age," Lopez said, "But he has worked hard and he has pitched good ball and I think he the job." Lopez' talk of "certain spots" for Feller indicates he probably will use Bob as he has in the last two seasons. That, means mostly day games, more appearances at home than away, and in double headers. Feller pitched only 83 innings last season and 140 in 1954. In 1946 when he set the major league strikeout record of 348, he hurled 371 innings. Last year Bob had a 4-4 record, against 13-3 the year before. Three of his victories were at home and two were against New York and Boston. Feller has said that when he, feels he isn't helping the ball' ® ESCAPE FROM FIGHT MOB — Rocky Marciano squints in the sun at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, far from the boxing crowd. Note the budding tire on the champion's midsection. club, he will end his playing days. Lopez sizes it up the same way: "When Feller's time is up he will know it before anybody else, and he won't hang around. There'll never be a problem in getting rid of Feller. He will simply hang 'em up." The USOA girls' Junior golf championship will be held at Heather Downs Country Club In Toledo, Ohio Aug. 27-31. Read Courier News Classified Ads. '5 DRIVE IN LIQUOR STORE Corner Broadway and Ash—Phone 3-9915 Blythevilie's Only Drive-In Liquor Store • Conveniently Located • Plenty of Parking Space FAST CURB SERVICE—JUST HONK HORN Featuring All the National Brands of LIQUORS—WINES—CORDIALS—BEER Chuck Spieser Home For Television. Fight; Archie, Floyd Win DETROIT (AP) — Ligbt heavy weight Chuck Spieser returns to his home town tonight for the first time since hitting big time boxing's television trail. Ken Venturi Is Sorry, Applauds Burke Win SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ken VentUri, young San Francisco amateur who blew a four stroke lead to lose the Masters Golf Tournamei\t r says he is sorry he said anything at all when he came home because his remarks "were certainly misunder- i stood." Venturi denied he had criticized But ihe local fans aren't battering down the box office and the onetime Michigan State collegian will be lucky to attract 2.000 cash customers to the vast Olympin Stadium for his 10 rounder against Joe Rowan of Phoenlxville, Pa., (ABC TV-radio, 9 p.m. CST). , Spieser's, overall record is 17-3-1. Rowan was soundly whipped by John Holman his last time out but was giving away considerable weight. Tonight he'll be the henvi- \ er, probably by five or six pounds, j Spieser expects to weigh 172. Row-! an has a 27-8-1 record. ! KANSAS CITY, Kan. tfl — Floyd I Patterson, the No. 1 light heavy-! weight contender, swarmed over Alvin (Chief) Williams of Kansas City and knocked him out at 1:56 in the third round last night. It was Patterson's third victory over Williams and showed a vast difference beUVeen the two boxers. The Brooklyn Negro simply was too fast for the Kansas City Indian. Patterson. 183, lashed Williams, 176. at will with rights and lefts to the head and body. He ended the scheduled 10-roundcr with n body attack climnxed with, a hard right to Uies tomnch, Williams fought back only briefly in the second round. RICHMOND. Calif. Ifl — Light heavyweight champion Archie Moore toyed with Willy Bean of Los Angeles for four rounds before stopping him in the fifth round last night. It was Archie's 125th win. Moore, using tuneitp bouts to get ready for his June title defense against Yolande Ponipey in London, almost didn't pet a workout. He put Bean down for nine in the second round; took it ensy in the other players or officials of the tournament which ended Sunday at Augusta. Gfl. "Jackie Burke's victory was great achievement," Venturi said in n statement to The Associated Press. Burke shot a final 71 to total 289 while Venturi scored 290. "I would like to deny the report that I said Mike Souchnk, Burke's playing parnter. was helping him read the greens and to club him in the final round. "What I did sny wns that Sou- chak's friendly, moral support undoubtedly helped Burke in the ilnnl round. That was perfectly natural." He added: i ''It was a great tournament; it 1 was a pleasure to play in it, nnd! I am happy that I played as well as I did," ; nest two and then floored him three times in the fifth. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds, j Moore weighed 196:,Bean 211. manager. Venturi said he still is puzzled by the switch Just before the last round which paired him with Sam Snead instead of Byron Nelson, a long time friend and mentor. "I was nervous anyway and al the help I could get, I could use," he said. "I don't mean clubbing help or anything: like that, just someone friendly to talk to." "But," he added, "I'd like to correct the statement attributed to me that I would have won had I played with Byron Nelson." 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