The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 28, 1953
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MMI m BLITHKIYILLB (ARK.) OOUMBR JflWl THURSDAY, MAT M.IWI Campanella Clubs Two Homers to Beat Giants BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W Milwaukee ....... 22 St. Louis . ........ 21 Brooklyn ......... 21 Philadelphia ..... 18 New York ........ 19 PCTGB .667 — .618 114 .600 2 .563 3 % .528 414 Pittsburgh 13 22 .371 10 Chicago 11 21 .344 1014 Cincinnati 9 22 .290 12 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 11 .886 — 15 .605 2'/2 13 16 18 22 New York 24 Chicago 23 Cleveland I 9 Boston 20 Washington 19 Philadelphia 17 St. Louis 13 Detroit 10 27 .605 .594 3 .556 4 .514 6 .436 9 .361 11 .270 15 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Birmingham ... 27 Memphis 24 Nashville 24 Mobile 23 Atlanta 21 New Orleans ... 21 Little Rock .... 19 Chattanooga ... 17 Pet. GB .614 — .558 2'/j .522 4 .500 5 .467 6', .457 7 .452 6V .425 8 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia M-6 Pittsburgh 2-8 Brooklyn 5 New York 3 Milwaukee 9 Chicago 4 St. Louis 6 Cincinnati 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE ' New York 3 Washington 1 St. Louis 5 Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 4 Boston 3 Chicago 2 Detroit 2 (15 innings tie, league curfew) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 3 Chattanooga 2 Mobile 8-1 Little Rock 4-5 Nashville 2-11 Atlanta 1-10 Memphis 2-3 New Orleans 0-6 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Pittsburgh—Konstanty (3-21 or Drews (2-4) vs Lapalme (2-3) New York at Brooklyn—Koslo (0-3) vs Erskine (4-2) St. Louis at Cincinnati—Staley (6-1) vs Podbielan (2-4) or Nuxhall (1-1) f (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at St. Louis—Hoskins (2-0) vs Littlefield (2-3) Boston at Philadelphia—Parnell (6-0) vs Pricano (-0) Washington at New York—Porterfield (5-3.) vs Ford (3-0) (Only games scheduled) SODTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham at Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock New Orleans at Memphis By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer No sling shots for Roy Campanella — when it comes to killing Giants he clubs 'cm to death. Going into last night's game at Ebbets Field the New York'Giants knew they had the secret formula for whipping their hated Brooklyn rivals. It was simple — stop Campanella. the hot National League race where the Milwaukee Braves kept rolling In front with a 9-4 decision over the Chicago Cubs. The second place St. Louis Cardinals also won, 6-3, over Cincinnati for their eighth success In their last 10 starts. The Cards trail the Braves by a game and a half with the Dodgers another half length behind. Philadelphia, sandwiched between the Dodgers and Giants In fourth place, smothered Pittsburgh, 14-2, In a twilight game but lost a night contest to the Pirates, 8-6. Game Called In the American League the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers battled 15 Innings to a 2-2 tie and had to quit because of the league curfew. No inning can start after 12:50 a. m., local time. Even without a decision the White Sox took over second place in pursuit of the New York Yankees since the St. Louis Browns ended a nine game losing streak to stop the Cleveland Indians, 5-1. The loss dropped ClevJand into third. The Philadelphia Athletics edged the Boston Red Sox, 4 3, on Gus Zernial's eighth inning home run and the Yankees defeated Washington, 3-1, on Eddie Lopat's. three- hit pitching. Ken Raffensberger, who specializes In beating the Cardinals, didn't fool them a bit last night. He gave up four runs and lasted less than an Inning. Red Schoendienst, the league's leading hitter, clouted Cincinnati pitching for a home run an,d a pair of singles to raise his average to .386. Mike Clark, normally a relief man. started for St. Louis and got the decision although he gave way to Al Brazlc in the sixth, The formula Was rlglit. But the Giants forgot how they were supposed to make It work. The New Yorkers were nursing a 2-1 lead In the fourth inning. Roy promptly planted a Jin Hearn pitch in the left field seats to tie With two out in the last of the ninth the Giants again were ahead, 3-2. A walk and an error gave Campy another chance to bat. Campanella blasted another one into the midst of the left field customers and the Dodgers won it, 5-3. No Fluke The performance was no one- night fluke. The powerfully-built Brooklyn catcher has been belting the cover off the ball all spring. The homers were his 15th and 16th, considerably ahead of the pace Babe Ruth maintained the year he lilt 60. Campanella's one-man rampage brought the Dodgers' season record against the Giants to .500—four victories in eight games. But it didn't gain them any ground in Group Upholds Baseball's Right To Regulate TV Bill Giving Organized Ball Control Over Radio and TV Okayed WASHINGTON (/P) — A three- man subcommittee has unanimously aproved n Senate bill to give Roberts Win Seventh Milwaukee benefited from four Innings of hitless relief pitching by gimized baseball the right to rcg-iJohnny Antonelll after the Cubs ulate radio and television broad-)had chased starter Jim Wilson carts of Its games. • I with n three run fifth inning. The action, sending the measure Robin Roberts won his seventh on to the full Senate Commerce game of the year and his 12th in Committee, was taken yesterday | a row over the Pirates In the first by a subcommittee headed by Sen. .half of the twilight-night double Edwin joht-son (D-COLO). [bill at Pittsburgh, but the Phillies, Jornson, who introduced the bill, Is president of the Class A West ern League. The others who Joined with him in approving the bzill were Sens. Bricker (R -Ohio) and Schocp- psl (R-Kan). In testimony before the group, baseball people generally were behind the bill, while broadcaster generally opposed it. The legislation is aimed at boosting attendance at minor league games. Johnson said the bill Is needed because the Dearlment of Justice has ruled that, under existing laws, organized baseball cannot impose radio-TV restrictions without violating the anti-trust laws. Branch Rickey, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates of trie National League, testified unre- restrictca radio-TV broadcasting would ^ause minor leagues to fold up. whose recent luck has been oil bad, couldn't stand the sudden prosperity and lost the nightcap as Pittsburgh pushed across six runs in the eighth inning. The 15 Inning marathon at Chicago—longest game of the season— appeared to be In the bag for the White Sox starting the ninth Inning. But after a single and two errors Harry Dorish walked in the tying Detroit run. The Sox loaded the bases In the ninth, Hth and 13th innings but couldn't score against Dave Madison, who came in at the start of the ninth. The four hour and 23 minute struggle will have to be played over from the start at some Inter date. JUMPIN' JOE—Joe Garagiola of the Pirates jumped up like » jack-in-the-box stopping a wild peg from the outfield in a futile attempt to nail the Braves' Ed Mathews at Milwaukee. (NEA) Grimm Feeling Good As Braves Head For Big Series with Cards By CHRIS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE (AP) — Charley Grimm and his Milwaukee Braves bounced out of town today, headed for St. Louis and a three-game battle with the Cardinals for the National League lead. "I'm feeling good," Grimm chortled. "I think I've got me a fiist division club. We'll be right in there all the u - ay." Some .six weeks ago, just before the season opened, Charley didn't Main Street Parade to Help Little League Open Season Blytheville's Little League will lift the lid on the 1953 baseball season Tuesday with last year's champion Lions Club team making its bid for a second league crown against the Rotary Club entry. Browns Finally Win One Behind Bobo By The Associated Press Bobo Holloman and the St. Louis Browns both came off the floor at Busch Stadium last night. For Bobo, it was his first victory since hurling a no- hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics in his major league debut. For the Browns, it was their first victory after a nine-game losing streak as thfc Cleveland Indians went down 5-1. Holloman' didn't go all the way, however, he needed help from veteran Satchel Paige -when he developed a streak of wildness In the sixth inning. Bob "Lemon, wno had bested the Brownies twice this season, was the loser ,as he fell before an eight- hit attack and three errors by his teammates. In the fourth, the Brownies scored three unearned runs as the Cleveland defense collapsed. Only one hit was needed to count their first win. Cleveland scored 'on three straight singles in the fourth. Meanwhile, Red Schoendienst and the St. Louis Cardinals kept Osceola Lfttfe Tyrcnza It will be back home tonight for the Osceola Little Leaguers in the} first home game of the season when ,he Osceola Indians piny the Tyronza Tigers at Hale Field under the ights at 8:00 p.m. The Osceola entry in the Northeast Arkansas UU'.e League will he gunning for their irst win of the ynunij reason. Tuesday nieht I he Tribe lost n heartbreaking 11-9 defeat to Cherrv Valley. > The lineup for the Cherry Valley game will be juggled tonight againsl Tyronza by Coach Bill Beail in an effort to get the team on the winning .side of the ledger. Probable starters for Osceola wil be: Ray Mann Jr., catcher: Ed Weldon. pitcher; Jerry Weldon, firs! base; Phil Cummings, second base; Billy Rabbins, shortstop; Jack Morse, third base; Logan Young left field; Jerry Hill centevtield; and Teddy Hall, rightfield. Ed Weldon, who pitched the final two innings against Cherry, Valley Tuesday night and struck out six, Bob Dang!, pitcher on the Micbl- should give the Indians a good op- gan State baseball team, raises and j portunity to get into the winner's trains beagle hounds as a hobby, circle. Sports Roundup— Truth Is, Russ Meyer Hates to Lose By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Russ Meyer, the Brooklyn Dodgers eccentric who has just been fined and suspended again for blowing his wig, has long been one of our favorite baseball pitchers, mainly because he seemed to be a man we could understand. bet that the $100 fine and three- The Mad Honk, as he is known to those about him, isn't one of the best of modern pitohcrs. but he is good enough to be convinced in his own mind that be should win every time out. So, when things so wrong he gets mad at somebody, even if it's only himself. He throws things and kicks things and winds up in trouble. The sort of pitcher we've never been able to fathom is the big, imperturbable galoot whom nothing seems to ruffle. Managers like . him, but we find him only dull. An umpire can call 11 straight balls on him and he does no more than stare dully at the arbiter. His manager comes out and relieves him of the ball and he trudges off to the clubhouse. He might be seething inwardly, but he doesn't let anybody know. Lets All Know That isn't fair to the customers. Meyer, now, he lets everybody know. When he's sore he shares his feelings. When Umpire Angle Donatelli failed to give him a single strike on 11 consecutive efforts the other day, Russ reacted Jn a manner that we consider completely normal. He tossed the resin bag Into the air. and, upon being automatically ejected, carried his feud with Donatelli into the dugout, using gestures. That's our boy, and you may dny suspension plastered on the competitor from Peru, 111., will do nothing to bank his. fires. It may be a question now whether Meyer will decide the pennant balance In Brooklyn's favor, as rival clubs feared when he was obtained from the Phillies In a strange winter deal, but any ideas that he might calm down have been dissipated. The game's most red-necked thrower has been in and out of the soup regularly ever since he reported to the Chicago Cubs in 1946. One of his more spectacular j public forays while with that club was against Umpire Frank Dascoll. He also gained quick fame among his teammates for his tirades against himself in the locker room, accompanied by the tossing of cleated shoes, chairs and other convenient objects. Couldn't Stand It When the Cubs couldn't stand the strain any longer, they sold Russ to the Phils for cash In the winter of '48, nnd he pro'-.iptly turned In a fine n-8 season for his new' club, his best to date. The story got around, that the man still didn't like to lose. He broke a toe when he kicked some unyielding furniture after one loss. Another time, alter being yanked from the box, his mates were mild- ly surprised to find him bumping his head hard against a wall and saying savagely "I hope it hurts." Persuading Meyer to give way to another hurler was something of an adventure in itself. Coach Benny Bengough, who often was given that chore by Manager Steve O'Neill last season, said that, normally, he walked out to the mound with his hands in his hip •lockets—an old habit—but that he kept both dukes conveniently free when he approached Russ on such an errand. "You can't ever tell about him," Benny said. In the normal course oi events Meyer had a major ruckus with Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers in '51. for which he was fined, and in the same year managed to work in a punch at a photographer. At the close of Inst season the Phils decided it was some other team's turn, even tf it cost them a flag. Their nerves were showing wear. 90 PROOF• DISTILLED FROM GRAIN* CONTINENTAL OISTI11ING CORpTpHILA., PA. feel like that. He had the Braves pegged for the second division and insisted he'd be happy with fifth place. Then things started happening. The transplanted Bostonians have won 18 of 25 games in the past month, Including lost night's 9--1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The huge crowds which have rolled into the stadium here have been a definite factor in the team's play. The club has won 12 of 16 at home in the span and has 14 of 18 for the season. The total gate for 16 dates in the $5,000,000 structure hit 366,768 with last night's game against Chicago. Want to Please Fans "You can't get away from it," said Grimm, "these guys are putting out because they want to please the fans. You can't explain it, but the kind of home crowds we've been getting definitely has an effect on the play of even professional athletes.^ It's one of those things and it's great." And to what specifically, Grimm was asked, did he attribute his club's sizzling pace? • "The middle of the batting order has started to hit." he replied promptly. "Gordon, Pafko and Adcock all have come to life and we're getting the hits when we need them. "You can't beat the kind of pitch- Ing we're getting either. When those guys go out there and throw three and four-hitters you're getting as good as you can expect. Better, as a matter of fact." One game at St. Louis tomorrow and two Memorial Day wind up the current set. The Braves then stop off at Cincinnati enroute East to visit all four league cities. Shells Break Ice Jam SAN FRANCISCO (/P)—The Chinese Communists say they recently used artillery fire to break up a big ice jam on the Yellow river which threatened a flood In Sulyuan province of North China. A Peiping broadcast heard here said artillery was ordered up ahead of time and shelled the jam southwest of Paotow when pent up waters behind the ice threatened dikes upstream. / Charles Listed Top Contender <? Changes Made In Ratings of All Divisions By JACK HAND NEW YORK IIP} — Rocky Marciano is Ring Magazine's "Fighter of the Month" and Jersey Joe Walcott drops to No. 3 challenger in the heavyweight division in the new rankings. f Ezzard Charles, the ex-champ from Cincinnati, who is on a red hot win streak, gets the No. 1 place behind 11 Marclano, followed by Roland La Starza, of New York. Although promoter Jim Norri: and Al Weil), Marciano's manager, have not reached an agreement on a September flght, it is expected that the champ will defend against La Starza In a New York Ball Park In September. Walcott is being pressed for third place by Bob Baker of Pittsburgh and Danny Bucceroni of Philadelphia, who has outgrown the light- heavyweight class. The big change comes In the 175- pound division where Harry Matthews, consistently listed as a top contender, has been moved into the heavyweight class. As a result of his draw with Freddie Beshore, Matthews was not listed among the 10 top heavyweights. Watson Moves Up Larry Watson of Omaha, Neb., shoved into the lightheavy ratings on his win over Danny Nardico. Mingling with 9 heavyweight, Watson was stopped by Charles at Milwaukee Tuesday. With the middleweight division approaching a showdown, Randy Turpin is lilted as the leading con- going. Echoendlenst, swinging the hottest bat in the National League, pounded out three hits, one his sixth homer, as the Cards downed the Cincinnati P.cdiegs, 6-3. Mike Clark received credit for the win, his first of the year, al- Wisiting Around Arkansas S l 'BY JOE MARSH "TIMBER-R-R From Yale to Arkansas:' For 3 long lime now senior forestry Undents of Yale University have made an .mnnnl irck from Connecticut to South Arkansas for laboratory work in our stnir's great Southern pine area. 1 tell you it's a real event lor 0111 limber veterans to guide the youngsters toward careers in forestry. Thrt nnmial-eveni emphasize* tht Rrc.ii snides made by our industrialists in Ashley and Drew Counties in reforestation and forest protection. Recognition of our limber pioneering was accorded by the great Eastern university years ago and it has kepi its undents coming here ever since. FiiMhaml knowledge of forestry and timbers operations are not .the only things gained by the young Yale men and our local folks. There's a great opportunity (o swap ideas and ace how the other fellow lives . . . and reacts. It's a real American way of living. The American brewing industry, too, thrives on study and (he free exchange of ideas in manufacturing and merchandising. Thai's why American beer and ale are the fine products that tliey arc today. And you will find these products sold in clean, legal, wholesome surroundings . .. just the way wejike them. tender and Charles Humez of France, his June 9 London foe, is placed third. The two boys who flght for the American version of the crown, June 19 drew second and fourth spots. Carl (Bobo) Olson of Hawaii was No. 2 and Paddy Young of New York No, 4. Johnny Bratton's winning streak won him the No. 1 spot behind welter champion Kid Gavilan with Billy Graham dropping to second. As a result of the bad beating he took from Jimmy Carter in Boston, Tommy Collins was dropped out of the lightweight division to the feather class, where he is ranked third. Carter's leading contender is George Araujo of Providence. The pair meet for the title at Madison Square Garden June 12. Wooden Ships SHU Built STAMFORD, Conn. 0P) — The building of wooden ships is not entirely over in Connecticut. The Navy still prefers them for some minesweeping operations, and a Stamford firm builds them, using a revolutionary new method of laminated wood construction, according to the State Development Commission. f. OS). . . Pyramid Ritildinf. though he needed help 'from relief ace Al Brazle. The Birds drove starter Ken Raffensberger to cover in the first inning with a four-run outburst. To get the season off with a bang, 4 parade for all teams in th« league will be held on Main Street at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday, Just befors the opening contest. Mayor Blodgett will throw out the first baseball, officially opening the season. The official schedule, released yesterday following aproval by the league commission, calls for each team to play 10 games, two with every team. Games will be played at the Ninth Street Park, starting at 5:10 p. m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week until Aug. 6. The schedule is as follows: (The second team is listed the home club.) June 2 - Lions vs Rotary 3 - Kiwanis vs Jaycees 4 - shrine vs Legion 9 - Legion vs Lions 10 - Rotary vs Kiwanis 11 - Jaycees vs Shrine 16 - Kiwanis vs Shrine 17 - Lions vs Jaycees 18 - Legion VS Rotary 23 - Rotary vs Jaycees 24 - Kiwanis vs Legion 25 - Shrine vs Lions 30 - Legion vs Jaycees July 1 - Rotary vs Shrine 2 - Kiwanis vs Lions 7 - Legion vs Shrine 8 - Rotary vs Lions 9 - Jaycess vs Kiwanis 14 - Shrine vs Jaycees 16 - Kiwanis vs Rotary 21 - Rotary ys Legion 22 - Shrine vs Kiwanis 23 - Jaycees vs Lions 28 - Lions vs Shrine 29 - Jaycees vs Rotary 30 - Legion vs Kiwanis Aug. 4 - Lions vs Kiwanis 5 - Jaycees vs Legion 6 - Shrine vs Rotary Tournevs, Is Top Money Winner CHICAGO WV-Ben Hogan, who limits his tournament appearances to about four per senson, is the first semi-retired golf pro on record to top the money-winning bracket. By winning the Colonial Open Sunday, Hogan boosted his swag to $11,400 in only 12 competitive rounds this year. Doug Ford with 58 rounds. 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