The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 27, 1953
Page 11
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, WAT IT, BLTTOEYTLLR COTJRIBR ?A(JI! For Sleepless Nights Managers Try Cure By JOE REICHLBB NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Dykes, Athletics: "Every awitch hitter lever saw has more power on one side than the other. And that goes for Mickey Mantle. I don't care how any miles he has propelled the bair righthanded. He's go- If'to hurt you less from that side than he. is from the other." (Mantle has hit four homers righthanded and two lefthanded.) Leo Durocher, Giants: "I have no love for the Dodgers but the guy I feel sorry for is G'll Hodges. He looks so bad at the plate, he may be all washed up. I thought maybe It was just one of, those things. . ."going through a World Series without a hit. . . but actually he's getting worse instead of better. If a pitcher can get a ball anywhere from the middle to the outside of the plate and from the belt down on Hodges, he can't. hit it with a fiddle. It's too bad. Nobody wants to see a competitor like him go like that." Marty- Marion, Browns: "I'm not going to jump out of any hotel windows. I see too many encouraging signs on this ball .club to b« giving up. We've lost some tough ball games. We're due to •tart winning those close ones. After having had a look at the rest of the league, I think our club will finish ahead of Detroit, [jsbington, Boston and Fhiladel- m meantime I'm going to let him Work it out in the bullpen." 'Casey Stengel, Yankees: "It's » very interesting league, believe me. We're in first place, but what's the sense of kidding ourselves. The league is improved. Cleveland has power and pitching, Chicago has speed and and hustle, Washington has a good club and Boston fights you to the bitter end. They have a defensively interesting infield, and an outfield which will grab anything in sight. It certainly is no league which will help cure a manager of insomnia." CLOSE QUARTERS—Enrico Lorenzetti, Italy's world champion,'crowded Werner Haas mak : *ig the last turn in Hockenheim, Germany, but the German hung on to win a thrillingly close motorcycle race. (NEA) Caldwell Bemoans Substitution Rule » BT HUGH FULLEKTON, JR. PRINCETON, N. J. (AP) — "Will the new substitution rule save you money ? If so, in what way ?" Charley Caldwel), Princeton's bead football coach, and line coach Dick Colman had their heads together over one of the many questionnaires that keep coaches busy at this time of year. When they came to that question, Caldwell said: "That's mine. I'll answer it—'no, it'll cost us money because they'll go to see the pros.' " Then, in explanation to * visitor, lie added: • "They will, too. Pro football has proved that the casual spectator likes a lot of scoring. Under this limited substitution rule, he won't jet it, so the fan who has no nt- .achment to any particular team will go to the pro games and we'll wind up with only alumni on both sides of the field." Since Princeton's Ivy League earn hasn't had spring practice "or two years, Caldwell hasn't yet iad a chance to see Just how the imiled substitution rule will work out. In fact, he's still puzzled over lie stipulation that the coach is •esponsible for the legality of his •substitutions and feels that the of - 'icials will have to keep some sort of check. "According to this rule, if a player is substituted illegally and scores a touchdown, and : if It is found out, the touchdown stands and there's a five yard penalty Jack Robinson Most Versatile of Moderns foe Worrlee Charlie D r e s s e n, Dodgers: "There's nothing wrong with Joe Black except his control. .Last year le was able to get the ball wher. •ver he wanted. This year he's getting his fast ball too low and his curve ball too far outside. He wor- •ies too much, too. Much more than I do about him., I!m sure he'll come around soon. In' the The University of Florida football team will play seven games in its lome state and three away from the Surashine State this fall. Turk Lown, righthanded pitcher 'or the Chicago Cubs, was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Hialeah ihowed a It) per cent ncfease in betting the last 10 days of it« 1953 meeting, average of $1,717,702. with «. daily Rookie shortstop Harvey Kuenn of the Detroit Tigers attends the University of Wisconsin during the off-season. By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Jack Roosevelt Robinson played three positions — first, left field and third base — for the Dodgers in successive games. • • ' Jackie Robinson easily is the most versatile of the modern ball players. You perhaps go all the Junior Gilliam, so ^replaced Billy way back to Honus Wagner to fin Cox at third, a performer who could do as man things so well. Unable to employ Robinson In tw positions at once. Charley Dresse is doing the next best thing. He parlaying him. Robinson was. a shortstop in t] Negro American League ,w h e Branch Rickey found him. Nume ous clever shortstops have lound difficult to shift to the other sid of . the sack, but the Montre branch required a second basema so that was Robinson's assignmei in his first year In the organize game, 1946. Brought to Brooklyn In '47, Ebb inson found Eddie Stanky at secon so became a first baseman. Whe Stanky was sold to,the Braves : '48, Robinson took over at secon also getting In games at first an third bases. 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'HONI4W6 Something had to be done this York pitchers, the next afternoon found Jackie at third. Going way back there, Roger Bresnahan was a pitcher who became, a catcher and could play any infield position with equal skill. Ed Barrow always contended Honus Wagner was not only the greatest of ball players, but also the most .versatile. The Flying Dutchman played the outfield as well as he did the infield. Jimmy Poxx came up as a catcher and performed at third base, but" left off in the World Series. Chuck Dressen had a replacement for Robinson at third in Cox, so Quick- spring, when Gil Hodges picked up j was essentially a first baseman. as an All-American out where he Most experienced baseball men will tell you that, ban-ing physical disadvantages at apposition, a good player can play at any spot, but there is room for doubt. Joe Gordon was grossly miscast when Joe McCarthy attempted to make a first sacker out of a remarkable second baseman, .for example. ... A more accomplished player quite naturally prefers to remain at the position to which he has beopme ac- Change Jackie merely crossed the diamond to first base. There the UCLA alumnus remained until Hodges came through as a pinch- hitter against the hated Giants after going 0 for 19. With Hodges back on first, Robinson, without previous experience, played left field. Because Cox was shut out by the New customed. Older men in the game contend "that is why switching him doesn't always work out. AIvih-Dark of the Giants didn't care to move to second ,to make a hole at shortstop for Dary] Spencer, they say. Stanley Musial was — and could be — the slickest first baseman in the National League, but prefers the outfield, where he can be more relaxed and concentrate on his batting. Moving from the outfield to first, Musial had to acquire the knack of knowing when to keep his foot on the bag or go after a throw. There were the plays in front of him — at second and third. He had to learn to come in on a bunt, to handle balls spinning off the end of the bat. The player moving from first to second has to develop the pivot, etc. Robinson was hardly in left field before he had to handle a hard, twisting liner. Jackie Robinson played it like the professional he IK — anywhere. THESE WINDOW SCREENS] ARE MM TO LAST, LIFETIME/ \\\\\ Ij • Mad* from Aluminum • B0% UgMtr In W.IgM • Rvit-Proof . . .Warp-Proof > N.»»r N*o< Painting • Alwiyi Fit. , . Srwglj • UM Y««r AfUr Your without work or worry H»i« M. window .or..? lum,. | o , tr , rk, |«*. ,ou Kt,o*r . . . «nd *dd ham,. Aluo.-F.b on the next play," h« remarked with an Incredulous air. "I know plenty of coaches who'd take a five • yard penalty for a touchdown." 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