The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 27, 1952
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUTtrER NEWS Lockman, Thompson Shine As Giants Whip Dodgers 4-2 j' JOE AP Sports Writer It's high time Carrol (Whitey) Lockrnan, the New York Giants unsung and often overlooked first baseman, began gctling the credit he so richly deserves. The colorlr.s-s bul dependable inning .ind rotie )n ahrari of Thorn- Boston's lied -Sox ami Washt/i^- towheaci from Charlotte, N'. C., who hns made the shift from the outfield to first base with little fanfare but with surprising success, has been the m o s t consistent of all the Giant this season. He leads the club; with R 33% batting mark <sec~' ond highest In snickered vrhon I nave Whitoy a first bnspman's mitt. They thought it was a publicity .stunt." Four hits were iill ilie Giants ihe league), tops the c J r c ti i i in runs scored nnd Is second in total hits. Yet it LS Bobby Thomson End Willie Ma>«; and Sal Maghe and Alvin DarklVhiley Lockmar who get most of the acclaim for the Giants 1 tremendous ear]y sua- jon showing, It was Thomson who proved to be ihe big run-producer last night as the Giants tangled with ihejhits and no runs to g/iin credit for Dodgers at the Polo Grounds for his first victory, the first, time since their fateful' son's, homer. He wallped a 400-foot triple in the third and crossed Die plate on Thomson's 440-for)t fly. Then he iced the game In the filth with R home tun into the rlRhl field stands, his fifth of the season. Whitey also starred in the field, He accepted a dozen chances with* out a niLscue, "He's the most Improved player ton's Senators continued in their tie for second place, each adding (n their victory total (o cut Cieve- Innd's first -pi ace margin in the to thrashed the TUESDAY, MAY 27, IWf New NATIONAL LEAGUE W b Pel. GB York 24 8 .150 ... Brooklyn .,, ,. 23 Chicago 20 15 Cincinnati 17 11 Philadelphia 14 17 St. LouiB 16 20 Boston 12 18 Pittsburgh 1 30 .742 V .571 V .500 8 .452 fl'/ .414 10 .400 11 .139 19'/ American The Red Sox New Cleveland Washington AMERICAN LKAfiVK W L Pet. GB .. 2-1 13 .649 . . .. 20 14 .538 li>/ 2 York Ynnkocs, -3. for their fourth [ in n row over ih& world champions i n Ko n w ;i y . Pa rk . Don Lonha r d t , tryincr to fill the shoes of Tert Wil- New York . Chicago ,,. S'.. Louis .. in the panic." said Manager Leolliams fn loft Hold, drove in /j V e • J' n ' !ar) . ol P hla Durocher. "I'd say that right now Boston runs with a three-run he's HS gone! a fielder ns Gil j hornet 1 nnd n two-run double. John- Kodees of the- Dodgers. Everybody | ny S;iin was the victim. 20 14 .16 15 13 18 . 18 22 .12 13 9 23 .538 .516 .500 .451) ,400 3'i ,281 12>,i 2',i 5 S',2 obl.iineo Erskine needed oif Prccher lioe. Carl and Joe Black, They superb relief job by George Spencer to win and they got it. Spencer rcplacod stnrlcr Jim He am in the second uiiunf,' with the score tied at 2-2 nnd stopped the Brooks cold with three SOUTHKR.V ASSOCIATION MobllB Mew Orleans Chattanooga Atlanta I-itilc Rock Memphis pennant playoff game last year. Bobby slammed a home run in his first time at bnt and drove in three runs ns (he Giqnts whipped ihclr Interborough rivals 4-2, to lake over first place from the Dodgers by a half game. But U was Lockman who set up In other National Lc.'i^uc games, (he Chicago Cubs blanked the St. Louis Cards, 3-p, to solidify their bold on third place. Bob Hush pitched n six-hitter to register his sixth victory, five in a row. Ralph Kiner Cammed n three-run homer, his fourth of ihe year and his second in two days, tn lead ilie Thomson. The 25-year-old first Pittsburgh Pirntcs to n -3 victory baseman drew a walk in the first over the Cincinnati Rods. Ski Ilurl::nn pitrhed and batter! ! tbe Ronnlors tn a 5-3 triumph over the Philadelphia Athlr-tics. Hudson allowed nine hits and helped win his third »nme by driving in two runs with a single and long fly. Hilly Fierce picked up a pair of victories as the Chicago White Sox swept two gamps from the St. Louis Browns, 10-5 and 0-2. The earn csanifk irstrledhpelmonoilet nfihtJsuKpt.'iitle hmh hmh hmh hm lii'sl gftnie marked ihe completion of the suspended pa me? of April 20. The two teams pinked up where they left off in the eighth inning. The Browns scored thrri; times, hut it wns not rnrnish as ihcy were „ . behind 10-2 when darkness camclrl Icn ?.° , , ' last month. New York 4 Br ' Hnii> washed out the scheduled night, game between the Boston Braves ami Phillies in Philadelphia. Cleveland ami Detroit were not scheduled. \v L Pet. 2C 13 .591 26 19 .579 2S 21) .556 A BAM. IN EACH HAND—President Harry s. Truman, an exlra 9J 2? 'si> '" h ' S r ' B ^' hand, makes a lefty (oss saturdaj' to open the Army-Navy 19 21 415 j bascoa11 some al Annapolis, Md. Navy Secretary Dan Kimbcll (left) 17 21 .447 | w rara " "Beat Army" tie. Cap!,. R.T.S. Keith, naval academy academic 12 31 .271) toar'd secretary, Is behind the President. tAP w'rcpholn) VKSTKRnAV'S RESULTS Southern Association Memphis 14-10, Atlanta 3-2 New Orleans 1, Nashville 3 Chattanooga 3. Mobile 0 Birmingham 5, Littte Rock a National League 3 St. Louis 0 •ookiyn 2 Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 3 Boston at Philadelphia, ppd. Stranahan Tees Off in British Amateur; Other Yanks Win PRESTW1CK. Scotland OPj—Frank Stranahan, the Toledo belter, marie his belated entrance into the British Ameteur Golf Championship today against Joe Cent, a 53-year-old Englishman. The Ohio strong boy, one of the big favorites for the title, spent yesterday practicing at nearby Troom while 12 other Americans swept safely through their first round tests and another U lost. Stranahan drew a bye in the initial round. ' * Siranahan was anything bul wor-« —— Adcock r Rosen Lead Sluggers Reds' Power Boy Has 33 Hits for Superior .667 Mark — Hard-hiltfniT NEW YORK U Joe Adcock of the Cincinnati Reds and Al Rosen, sparkplug of the power-laden Cleveland Indians, have Ihe top slugging averages in the major leagues todny. Adcock, sidelined by a knee in- Jury Jast Thursday, hns collected 33 hits, good for 6 total bases. In 99 (Imcs at bat for a remarkable .667 slugging mark lo lead the National League. The Rcdleg outfielder hns pounded out four doubles, four triples and seven home runs. Slugging averages released by the Associated Press Stalistica'l Bureeu also revealed that Rosen sen with five doubles, three triples, 10 ! Payers. rled about Gent, although the ve-l ieran Britisher made the quarterfinals of thn tourney last year. He's not expected lo keep up with Stranahan through the twisling fairways of ibis ,531-yard course, which was first loid out 100 years ngo when golf balls were filled with feathers. Another of the top matches pitted Frank STrnfaoi of Garden Clly, N. Y.. against British Walker Clip star Alex Kylo In the third round. Even Ihough Stratncf beat Frenchman Henri LaMaze with nr> (rouble yesterday, Kyle could prove n problem. A steady golfer who can take advantage of any shortcoming on the part of his opponent. Kyle wns British amateur tltlist in IB3!>. Others In Aclion Defending chamipon Dick Chiip- mnn of Pinehurst, N. C., matched strokes with W. C. Gibson, former Scoltlsh amateur tilleholdcr in the third round while Harvie Ward of Tarboro, N. C., Hobart Manley of Savannah nnri Billy Maxwell of Odessa, Tex., all went into action against lightly regarded British home runs and 85 total ha: Betting the page in the American League with t, .651 slutting percentage. Hosen hns been at bat 130 times and has garnered -M bingles. Averages include games played test Sunday. Palko third TotaJ bases are figured on the basis of one for a single, two for a double, three for a triple and four for a home run. To compute a batter's slugging average the total times at bat are divided into the total bases made on all hits. Hank Ssauer. the big R\m in the Chicago Cub attack. Is Bivine Adcock a run for National l.c.Tgne slugging honors. His average is .603. Andy Pafko of the Brooklyn Dodgers is the third leadm? N.L. slng-1 round Gavilan-Turner Bout Arranged Welter Title Fight Set for July 7 in Philadelphia Stadium PHILADELPHIA «l _ The eagerly awaited Kid Gavilan Agil Turner welterweight title fight is finally all set for .Inly 7 at Philadelphia's Municipal stadium. Promoter Hprrnnn Taylor announced yes«e«fay that he had reached an agreement with Ans-el Lopez and Fernando Belido, co- American L*ajrue Boston 6 New York 3 Chicago 10-6 St. Louis 5-2 Kilowatfers Trounce Duro-Chrome in CSL Ark-Mo'.? Kilowatlers took over sole possession of (irsi place in the Commercial Softball League fcUndings yesterday afternoon with a resounding 21-2 victory over the Duro-Chrome Leather Pullers at Maloney Park. The Kilowatters, operating be-* . hind the three-hit pitching perfor-1 Nicholas' Running Leads Chicks to Double Victory By The Associated Frew Don Nicholas—a gutty little guy who plays centerfield for Memphis—is the biggest Ih'tng in the Southern As*i- ciation. Wacky Bristol HasNewPhenom 18-Year-Old Hurler Pitches 2nd Straight No-Hitter; Fanned 20 BRISTOL, Va .-Term. •* He bats left, throws right, MJJW like mad on both feet and he'i usually thinking one base »h«ad of himself. Last night Nicholas sneaked home twice in one game against Atlanta, and, to keep his feet In practice, stole second. Memphis warmed to Its hottest pitch of th» year Just watching Nicholas gallop and took It on from there to whip Atlanta twice 14-3 and 10-2. Nicholas leads the Southern Association with 18 stolen bases, if he can hold that pace he'll take baseball 1 s wacky . town never (Tirst! manor of J Parrish. pounded out completion of suspended a me o[ April 20) Washington 5 Philadelphia 3 TODAY'S GAMES National League St. Louis at Chicago Boston at Philadelphia (night) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (night) Brooklyn at New York (nlghti American League Chicago at, St. Louis <ni«hO Detroit at Cleveland (ni^ht) Washington at. New York (night) Philadelphia at Boston (night) Southern Association All night gamps Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans Little Rock at Birmingham (Only Games Scheduled) Gavilnn, Ihe tHle-[ Cuba, and George; Harris and Henry Harrell by cap- Jimmy McHnlc of Philadelphia and Bob Knowles of Boston, easy wmncis yesterday, had today off waiting for the field to thin out. El Dorado Signs Texas Catcher Kb DORADO ArR. OP)-- E! Dora-! do General Manager Don Brown says Raymond Sanders, a catcher from Austin. Tex., ot the Big Slate j League, wns signed by the Oilers i til>s ' ant) joined the team at Natchez; Friday. | Sanders, tn hts sixth year of rir- [ B.inizrri baseball, played" with Rn?- : ^ell of the Lonehorn League last , year where he hit .273. managers of holder (rom n- . Kntz. pilot of the unbeaten Turne"r. who makes his home here. The two flRhlers will siRn con-, (racls for the bout June I) with the' champion probably receiving -in per cent of the net receipts and the challenger 20 per cent. Welch, Lopez, Gil pin Win Tag Decision The lae team of Roy Welch, Raul Lope?, anrt Lucky Gilpin emerged J victorious from the six-man bout | that highlighted action In the j American Legion's wrestling" show*; at Memorial Auditorium last night, j Welch, Lope?, and Gilpin got the (decision over Pat Cronin, Bunk ; 19 base hlte Including home runs] by Koonco, Chitmon nnd Gray, for] their biggest hitting spree ol the ! year. | (\i-k-Mo proved in every inning! hut the third and sewed the game! up in (he very first frame with ai four-run outburst. Seven more runs crossed the plate in the second inning, one !n the fourth and j cle in seven in the fifth. Ed Hall worked for the losers. The Leather Pullers sot both their runs in the fourth inning on consecutive singles by D. Roark, Green and Hall. The Joss shoved the Leather Pullers into third place with the Courier News Dirty Sox taking over second. Thi.s afternoon the Dirty Sox were 5cher1uled to play Planters' Hardware in a make-up game. Osceo/o Nine Edges Y Team In TO Innings Triplet Heifers Born OSCEOLA—Two error? and a sin- the last half of the loth inning save the osceola junior Le- cion nine " " Blytheville Y': Harne here S The game was a thriller right down to the wire with Osceola coming from behind in the ninth frame up the game. Then in the tenth, with a run on three hii,s to tie two infield errors and a single by thirdbaseman Edwards brought thought it would see the likes of Ron Neccial. Ihe bullet-ball pilch- ing phenom who struck out 27 men in hurling a no-hitter. But six days after Neccai's departure from the class D. Appalachian League, folks hereabouts are raving over a new hurling wonder —Bill Bell — who appears to l )e every bit as good as. and perhaps better than, the illuslrious Necciai, The 13-year-old Bell achieved what is believed to be an all-tiine minor league record last night when he turned in his second successive no-hit performance. The tall righthander twirled his first no-hitler last Thursday — th> night after Necciai, who fanned 109 in 422-3 innings, pitched his last game for Bristol. Bell whiffed 17 and drove home the winning runs as the Twins edged Kingsport, l-o. Last night. Bell shackled Bluefield's Blue Grays, striking out 20 as the Twins won, 4-0, to stretch' their winning streak to \. The trio of no-hitters by Bell and 1 Necciai came within a period of 14 days. Both are tabbed prize pitching prospects by front office officials of the parent Pittsburgh Pirates. about 60 bases this year and become the Southern's top base runner since the war. The all-time record is 81, stolen by Jimmy Johnston of Birmingham in 135 games for Birmingham in 1912. Had Atlanta won the doubleheader, the Crackers would have tied Mobile. Mobile lost to Chattanooga 3-0. Both Chattanooga and New Orleans won to move ahead of Atlanta in the stwndings. New Orleans took second with a 7-3 victory over Nashville and Chattanooga took (hird by whipping Mobile. Birmingham topped Little Rock 5-2. Little Rock made the first triple play of the season. The play went Humphrey Jn rightfield to catcher Doolittle covering to' shortstop second. Delagarza 7-6 verdict over the I r ™ d iTaL™o n o;, in a Mead's 4-3 in Extra Inning home the winning run. Pierce started on the hill for the locals and worked until the seventh when he was relieved by Tipton. Bob Childrcss went all the ANNA, 111. (/ft—Triplet Guernsey I ^' av for Blytheville. Chilrtress gave heifers—extremely rare—were horn recently on a Southern Illinois farm. A veterinarian said the triplets were nearly identical with distinctive iriancular patches or white up 12 hits while Pierce and Tipton allowed only nine. Blytheville's Sonny Garner was the hitting star four hits in five of the day with limes at bat. Edon foreheads and white and amber | wards led Osceola with three safe- markings elsewhere. I ties. Junior High League Starts Play Monday Play in the BlythevlUe Y's Junior High Baseball League is scheduled to get under way Monday following the completion of the organization of the league this morning. Pour teams, one from each of tha city's playgrounds, nee entered In the league, J. P. Garrott. Y secretary, said. Coach Jimmy Fisher will supervise the league again thlB year and will draw up the schedule. The four teams are slated to play practice games tomorrow and. Thursday. Tomorrow at 9 a.m., Little Park plays Maloney Park at Little Park. Thursday morning Dlvi- The American United Life Insurance Company's Lifers capitalized on two straight errors in Che sixth inning to push across the win- . „ _ . _ ning run and defeat Mead's Clo- sion Street Park is scheduled, to play thiers 4-3 in a Bay Window Soft-1 David Acres. ball game at Little Park .yesterday | Mr. Garrott stated that all hoys afternoon. , (interested in playing In the league The game was forced Into an I should contact Coach Fisher for extra' Inning when the Clothiers assignment to a team, tied the score at 3-al! in the fourth inning. The Clothiers went down In order in the fifth as did the Lifers. Mead's got a man on base in (heir half of the sixth but couldn't advance him. plement Company in another league J P. Garrott was the winning game. pitcher and Herb Childs the loser. Both pitchers gave up five hits. " This afternoon, Sullivan-Nelson was scheduled to play the 61 Im- turinp the second and third falls of the best two of three falls affair. : Roughness cn*t Cronin. Harris . and Harrell the deciding fall when Cronin was disqualified by Referee ! Jack Moody after the two had be- ; come Involved In a bit of fisticuffs , ,. . _. .. . , , , , i teamed to work Harrell over in H will be Philadelphia's -second three minutes title bout of the summer oulrioor TJ IC fu- s t season, Hcavyweicht king Jersey Joe Walcott will place his lille in Ih same Municipal Stadium for form to shoot at June The Philadelphia Inquirer Chari- Inc., will sponsor the welter fall went to Cronin. Harris and Harrell who used back- breakers to defeat all three of their rln ? [ opponents. But Welch, Lopez and ,er champ Ezzard Charles ollpin returned to take the second round in 1 Bminutes In the preliminary bouts. Cronin was disqualified for roughness, Welch beat Harris in three minutes present with s body pin and Harrell beat dou- Taylor announced that an- dr> not cai! for any television] Ixipei tn el^ht"mimit«s with brnnrtcsstinc of the lielu al-|b!e reverse Jack knife. ont Ihe lop five. Hank. though it may be piped into movie theaters outside the metropolitan Philadelphia area. The Cuban kid took Ihe wlter Bobby i Bauer, hitting for distance, in his) crown from Johnny ger with .546 followed by Thomson. New York's golden bny. | new role a? learioff man. has aiMnv. 1951. He "has at .542, and Philadelphia's Del'.551 avcrace. Next line Ennis with 516. i Gene Wnodlinp nt .500 and sopho- Rosen's teammate Larry Doby i more Mickey Mantle with 481 is the runnenip in the American! — League. The Tribe outfielder, or. the shelf with a perennial lep ailment early in the season, has come back with a rush and his 21 hits, good for 46 bases, put him at 568 Bratton In his last 18 nre liKht,-; and has an overall record of SI uon, 12 tost and four draws. Turner, a whirlwind type of Boomranps which come back to the thrower are sairl to be mostly toys and seldom used for hunting by Ihe aborislnes of Australia. puncher, has won sioORl bouts. 25 o; his 31 profes- ' knockout. DON'T MISS the Shrine Ceremonial SATURDAY, MAY 31st .«,,« IN BOND TfUOWSfONf INC., LOUISVillE, KY. Parade Begins at 11 a.m. Be on lime! The parade will begin nl Lilly & Main and will move west on Main to Kifth Street; Nnrtb on Slh lo Walnut and East on Walnut to 2nd Street. Plan now in see Ibis great Shrine Ceremonial parade 1 You'll SEE The MEMPHIS ORIENTAL H.AND, MILUN'GTON. Tcnn. NAVY BAND, n BUCKING CAR Ihal out-bucks any Texas slecr, Illylhevjlle Citizens in a DOG CAGE. FISHING ON MAIN STKKET. 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