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PAGE STX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1953 National League Finds Standings Are Shuffled By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer What a difference a clay makes — at least.in the standings of the National League. Starting right from the top where the Milwaukee Braves brought an abrupt end t Brooklyn's 48-hour reign of glory, six of the bight senior circuit clubs found their position changed today. The Braves were back in first. Pitlsburgh was out of the cellar place by half a game. Brooklyn and Chicago was in it while Cin- had slipped to second. Third place einnati was all alone in the sixth belonged to Philadelphia instead of [spot. Bt Louis And at the other end I Milwaukee moved in front the * * * * * * Brownies on Move Again; Cards Halted By The Associated Press Those unpredictable St. Louis Browns are on the move in the American League. A victory over the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium Tuesday night gave the Brownies seven wins out of $eir last eight starts. It also moved them to within 3l/o games of the first division. Dick Kryhoskt's hitting, good for three runs-batted-in, and Satchel Paige's relief hurling gave the Browns a 5-3 win over ths Nats Paige retired all 10 men to face him in relief as he received credit for his first victory of the season although he has appeared in 19 games in relief. Kryhoski belted a bases-loaded single in the first to score two runs and hit a homer in the eighth for the club's final tally. Washington drove starter Dick Litttefleld to cover in the fifth although they scored no runs. Re- liefer M&x Lanier came in to put down an uprising which at one time saw the bases loaded. The Nats scored all their runs in the fourth on a walk and three straight singles. Roberts Wins Eight In Philadelphia, the Cardinals were shut out Tuesday night by Robin Roberts' seven-hit pitching, 6-0. It was Roberts' eighth win against three losses. The Philadelphia ace also banged out two doubles, scoring the last Dirt Y Sox Win 4th Straight In Y Softball The Courier News Dirty Sox took their fourth win with no losses in Y Commerlcial League Softball play yesterday with a 10-5 verdict over Montgomery Ward. The Sox had their big inning in Philhe run in the fifth Inning Del Ennis wrapped tiie ball game up in the first inning with a .three- run home run off Gerry Staley. Staley replaced starter Cliff Chambers, who strained a muscle in his groin during his pre-game warmtip and hurled to only two men. Chambers struck out the leadoff batter and had two balls on Connie Ryan when he was replaced, but he was charged with the loss. on five hits, including back to back doubles by Human and Denton followed by a triple by Ollison. A homer by Berryhill and triples by Harber and Hardy added two more lor the winners In the seventh. After tying the count at 2-2 in the first, Ward rallied in the fifth with a three-run homer by Holland following a double by Ross, These were the only two hits given up by Dirty Sox' pitcher Billy Joe Denton. Baker, losing pitcher for Ward's, was knicked for 11 lilts, Including six extra-base blows. McGraw Legend Told NEW YORK {&) — The late John McGrnw is today a legend in baseball. But his exploits on the diamond, his talents as manager and his life with the woman he married of Luke'sRenovated Papish Slops Pels Travs Beat Bears; Move Into Second Place Hy VERNON BUTLRR Associated 1'rcss Sports Writer More than one Southern Associa- ,ion hall player, aged by the game's exacting standards, has mind a wonderful elixir at the Memphis bailiwick of LiKc Appling. Latest old-timer to benefit from Doc Appling's rejuvenation formu- a Is 35-year-old Frank Papish. The rcaklng lefthander, obtained last iveck from Chattanooga, blanked New Orleans last night on six hits hurled M mphis Into third llace with a 4-0 Victory. Papish thus joins Pitchers Tommy Fine (38) and Dixie Howcll 33) and 32-year-old outfielders Elsewhere in the Southern, Birmingham stretched Its lead to four games with a 7-2 verdict over Chattanooga; Atlanta eclRcd Nashville, 2-1. Hiul Little nock grabbed second place with an 11-5 triumph over Mobile. Little Rock treated a national radio audience and 1.750 Mobile fans to a powerful slugging exhibition while humbling the Bears. The Travelers clouted three home- runs during a 7-ruu second inning. Hal Simpson, still frisky at 33, and First Baseman Ralph Atkins clubbed two homers each. Czech- born Carl Linhart hit the other, a grand slammer. spring to life from the pages "The Real McGraW" (McKayt. Written by Mrs. John McGraW and edited by Arthur Mann, the book tells the exciting story of the ihcir heights as World Champions. fabulous, spirited McGiaw fiom boyhood to death. Here n!so is the colorful tale of the ' Baltimore Orioles and their hard way—by whipping the Dod gcrs. They went into the ninth In fling" at Ebbets Field trailing by one run and pulled a 4-3 victory on a two-run homer by Andy Pal ko. The drive by Pafko, all the mon humiliating to the Dodgers since he was on their payroll until this year, snapped a 10-game Brooklyn winning streak, the Jong' est in cither league. The Phillies traded places with the Cardinals as Robin Robert blanked the Eedbirds on seven hits for his eighth victory, 5-0. The New York Giants .nnd Cincinnati played the longest National League game of the season—13 innings—with the Redlegs scoring twice in the 13th for a 5-3 decision. Pittsburgh nipped Chicago, 4-3, in 11 innings at Forbes Field. Other Long Ones The National League had no monopoly on the marathon con- .e.sts. In Detroit the Tigers and Philadelphia Athletics battled four lours and 28 minutes through 14 linings to a 7-7 tie. The game, which will have to be replayed rom the start, was called because of the league curfew which pro- liblts the start of any inning af- er 12:50 a.m., local time. Joe Collins' ninth Inning homer, us second of the night, gave the New York Yankees a 4-3 margin over the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland kept pace with the Yanks by defeating Boston, 7-3, and St Louis outlasted Washington, 5-3. Jim Wilson and Lew Burdette combined to limit Brooklyn to five hits with Burdette, who came on in the eighth, picking up the victory, his third without a loss. Russ Meye'r went all the way In defeat for Brooklyn. For the Braves, who bowed 18 times in 21 appearances with the Dodgers last season, this was the second victory over Brooklyn, The Dodgers have won three. Both of the Milwaukee triumphs have come at Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers have lost only two other games while winning 16. Trouble for Cards Roberts' eighth victory, over the Cardinal;;, was one of his easiest since his teammates got him four runs to work on In the first Inning. Cliff Chambers, the St. Louis starter, retired with an injured muscle while pitching to the second bnUcr. Gerry Sialey came in after barely warming up and immediately got into trouble. He threw n home-run ball to Del Ennis with two on base and another one to Granny Hamncr with the bases empty before he could fin- i ish the'lrming. At New York the Redlegs ruined fine relief job by Dave Koslo as they bunched two singles and a triple by Jim Greengrnss for two runs in the top of the 13th. Bud Podbiclan went all the way for Cincinnati. Frank Thomas broke up the Pittsburgh-Chicago game with a jases-emt-py blast in the llth. The Boston Red Sox burned up the West in their first swing a month ago and they began their successful campaign in Cleveland. This time apparently is going to be different since the Indians led all the way last night and clinched matters in the eighth when Al Rosen homered with two on. Satchel Paige, the ancient wonder of the St. Louis Browns, finally won his first game of the 1953 BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 28 13 .667 • Brooklyn 27 15 .643 | Philadelphia 21 St. Louis 23 New York 18 Cincinnati 13 Pittsburgh 14 :hicago 12 14 16 20 24 28 25 .600 3 .590 3 .487 7 .351 12 .333 13' .324 13 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 28 11 .718 Cleveland 23 15 Chicago 25 19 Washington 23 21 Boston St. Louis 'hiladelphia .. Detroit .605 4V .568 5!.523 7V .488 9 .442 11 .420 1H- .244 19 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Little Rock Memphis ... Nashville Atlanta Mobile Mew Orleans Chattanooga W L. 31 21 25 23 25 24 27 26 25 24 20 28 Pec. .596 .521 .510 .509 .500 .418 .462 .417 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 4 Brooklyn 3 Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 0 Cincinnati 4 New York 2 (13 In ings) Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 3 (11 kings AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 4 Chicago 3 Cleveland 7 Boston 3 St. Louis 5 Washington 3 Detroit ^ Philadelphia 7 (14-in- ing tie, called curfew) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 2 Nashville 1 Birmingham 7 Chattanooga 2 Memphis 4 New Orleans 0 Little Rock 11 Mobile 5 r odoy's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Brooklyn—Bick- ird (1-4) vs. Erskine (4-2) Chicago at Pittsburgh—Hacker -8) vs. Pollett (1-1) St. Louis at Philadelphia (2)— lark (1-0) and MIzell (4-2) Vs. Simmons (7-3) and Drews (2- Cinclnnatl New York—NuUiall -1) vs. Janscn H-4) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicago—ford (4-0) . Keegan (1-1) Washington at St. Louis (night) Masterson (2-6) or Schmitz (1-0) Larsen (1-2) Philadelphia at Detroit—Martin -4) vs. Herbert (0-2) Boston at Cleveland (night)— cDermott. (5-4) vs. W5'nn (5-2) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham Little Rock Bt Mobile Memphis at New Orleans season. Sntch took over in the diamond doings fo the Gay Nineties j sixth inning against Washington as well «s the building of the New i and retired 10 men in a row. It York Giants from their low point to was his 19th appearance. He has been charged with two losses. Sports Roundup — Bantam. Ben May Meet His Match On Tough, Windswept Carnoustie Weak Pitching Cited in A, L. Undoubtedly Reason For All Those Long Ball Games by CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO MV-A rash of Ineffective pitching, requiring frequent mound changes, is making American League baseball games longer and longer this season. That's the opinion of statisticians and such seasoned observers as Frank Lane, general manager of the Chicago White Sox. So far, games have averaged 2 hours 36 minutes to complete, a gain of 11 minutes over last year and 32 over the first postwar season of 1946. "As long as there is action, no one is going to beef about length of games except the sportswriters," said Lane. "Certainly the fans don't care—they're getting their money's worth, "But it is interesting to note that games are longer than usual this season. It probably can be traced to the great number of pitchers being used—a time-consuming procedure. Little League Season Opens By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Hogan will find an opponent worthy of his remarkable talents waiting for him when he tees off over Carnoustie's grim, windswept acres in his first try at the British Open Golf Championship next month. The little battler from Texas has chosen —maybe deliberately - the longest and the meanest links in all Scotland as the crucible in which to prove his claim to authentic greatness. No player before .Hogan has subdued Carnoustie, nor gone really close. If Ben does, there can be no further argument. We note, incidentally, that Ben | Dudley for 291, Horton Smith 290, | links, it carries Sammy Snead 300. Ralph Guldnhl 300, Denny Shnle 302, Henry Picaid 303 and Johnny Revolta 311. They were lucky to escape with their lives. A sudden windstorm on the final day—the natives didn't seem to notice it especially—swept away a refreshment tent big enough to house a Wild West show. There is nothing freakish about Carnoustie—no skating rink greens official par, that being strictly an American invention which has come to mean less nnd less. Suffice it to say that the competitive record for Carnoustie the last time we knew was 70, shared by four professionals. Fine players hnvc. told thai, depending upon where wind is coming from or deeply furrowed traps. It is just j plu long, tough golfinc; layout, bleak ' 2 nnci would be anywhere between is wondering whether they can dig up a hotel room for him in the little stone town which owns and reveres the famous links. We can . answer that one for him. They'll supply him with a suite and lay on morning tea. Golf is a way of life in Carnoustie. We chanced to have been on hand the last time this country's top stars came to grips with the fearsome layout on the \vlmi- whipped Firth of Tay. That was in 1937, when our entire Ryder Cup team tried to tame Henry Cotton, the great English player, and Carnoustie, in that order. They came out of it bleeding from every pore. NoDiinn Freakish Cotton won that Open with a totnl of 290 strokes. Byron Nelson, best of the Americans, finished filth at 20fi. Carnouatie threw Ed yards. Like all of Scotland's older h'iive been hb home town, me the Carnoustie'ti and windy and unfriendly lo any except the finesi soiling shots, it Is an entirely filting place :>',r HoRan (o face his doubters on bolh sides of the Allanlic and try to prove to them he is the best the world has seen. No Official I'ar Carnon.stle strctchr;; out Where American-born players have won British Opens over most of that country's championship links—St. Andrews, Sandwich, Hoylake Prestwlck, Lytham nnd St. Amies Mulrfield—none hns won it nt Cnrnouslle. Tommy Armour, I hen living in this country, c.npUireri the 1931 event with a fat 72-hole total 7.200 treeless, heavily trapped ! of 2fl(i, bill Carnoustie happened to The Gabfcst "Because of this genera! ineffectiveness on the mound, there seems also to be much time lost by catchers going out to talk to their pitchers. They ore doing this more then ever." Statistics show that starting pitchers are failing to finish games more often this season than usual. The White Sox have made at least ill pitching changes and the Detroit Tigers 114. The league has averaged five different pitchers per game thus far. "With the exception of Cleveland and Philadelphia, I'll bet nearly every other club has us.ed 100 or more." said Lane. "The only answer is Ineffectiveness, and the only reason for that probably is the streak of cold weather earlier this season. It was ripe for sore arms and other ailments that retard a pitcher's development." All (his also has led lo more scoring with each game averaging more lhan nine runs. Smiths Hove Last Word PARIS. Tex. m — Smith, Smith and Smith seem likely to hold important, rnnferencra (his year. Alnr- Ic. Ed ftnri Barney Smith are umpires in the Big State League in this area. Lions Club Overwhelms Rotary 22-8 The Lions Club, champions of the "Y" Midget League last year resumed their winning ways yesterday by trouncing the Rotary Club, 22-8, in the Little League opener. Although held to only eight hits, the winners mixed most of them with 18 bases on balls, five errors and some daring base running to mount the score on their rivals, the only team to defeat them in '52. Joe Bratcher, Larry Fitzgerald and Tommy Seay figured prominently in the lopsided win. Young Bratcher hurled the first four innings, allowed only one hit and four runs to become the winning pitcher. He helped his own cause with three hits in as many official times at bat—one a double—scored thrice and batted in five mates. Ifc was his first-inning single that drove in the first two runs of the lid lifter. Fitzgerald blasted a home run with two on in the fifth, rapped timely single during the five-run fifth, scored four times and was credited with five KBIs. Seay came through with a bases Hied double to climax the big eight:un surge in the second. Jarrett Wild The notary's five hits were equal- y divided, with Ronnie Huey'a screaming home run in the fifth .he most damaging blow. UnJor- ;unately for the losers, Huey was he first batter to face Bill Simmons. Bratched exchanged positions with Simmons to start the frame. Bill was tagged for three hits and our runs in his two-inning stint. Billy Ross, Rotary second baseman, who tried his hand on the mound when starter Alvie Jarrett brokt tut with another wlldness rash, de- ivered a timely single in the third hat accounted for two runs. Gena Burners one bagger produced a run uring the last round as the Eotei allied for their last three tallies. Jarrett was unable to locate the ilate from the opening batter, half- lint Frank Alford. He dished out dozen walks and was tagged for ive hits good for 15 runs before loach Jack Droke called in Ross rom second. The keystoner fared ttle better and yielded to small- sh "Tex" Turner, after walking a ouple with the bases filled. Brather greeted Turner with a re- ounding double that scored two, ut the poker faced youngster fin- lly retired the side in the fourth nth the bases still jammed. The Lions roared back with flva lore In the fifth, the payoff blow elng Fitzgerald's four master. Tur- inr then shut off the flow by fan- jng the side in the sixth. 12-Kun Lead Bratcher was in rare form, but •as never forced to bear down nee his mates rolled up the 12- un lead in the 1st two innings, His ontrol wavered slightly in the bird, otherwise he was the com- lete master. Mayor Dan -Blodgett helped to naugurate the season by throwing first ball to Fred S. (Rock) aliba, chairman of the league ommisslon, in the pre-game fes- vities. Jimmy' Terry, secretary as the batter. "Hizzoner's" firs! itch landed smack on Jimmy's ountain pen in his shirt pocket oa.cn Droke introduced members f the Rotary Club, while Coach armon Taylor did the Lions Club nnouncing honor. The box score: LIONS CLUB AB R H Iford, rf 230 XHill, rf 0 0 0 'hitmon, rf o o 0 /Sorrls, If 2 3 0 lathis, If 0 I 0 Illelt, 2b 421 itzgerald, ss 3 4 ratcher, p-3b 3 3 3 immons, 3b-p 4 2 1 elson, c 3 i o aspbcrry, Ib 3 1 0 eay, cf 1 i xxEddings, cf 1 o Totals ." 27 xHill sacrificed for Allord in 5th. ihjtmon fanned for Hill in 6tr xxEddings fanned for Seay in 6th ROTARY CLUB AB Huey. Ib 2 Lendennie, c , Hodge, 3b Ross, 2b-p .., Jarrett, p-2b Coleman, ss G. Turner, If King, rf ... T. Turner, p Garner, cf . Smith, cf .. 4xWestbrook, 5xSmothers . cf Totals 25 8 5 4xWestbrook fanned for Garner in •!th. SxSmothers rolled out for Westbrook in 6th. Score by innings: Lions Club 481 450—22 Rotary Club 103 013— 8 Summary: Runs batted in—Fitz- serald 5, Bratcher 5, Seay 3, Nelson 2, Simmons 2, Alford, Killett, Huey 2, Ross 2, O. Turner. Two base hits—Bratcher, Seay. Home runs—Fitzgerald, Huey. Hit by pitcher—Hodge (Bratcher). Stolen base—Bratcher. Base on balls—off Bratcher 2, Simmons 1, Jnrrett 12, Ross 2. Turner 4. Strikeouts— Bratcher 8, Jarrett 5, Turner 5. IP —Bratcher 4 with 1 hit, four runs; Simmons 2 with 4 hits, 4 runs; Jarrett 3 (none out In 4th) wllli 5 hits, 15 runs: Ross I/ (pitched lo 3 batters. 2 runs, no hits; T. Turner 2 with 2 hits, 5 runs. Winner—Brut- Cher. Loser i BLYTHEVILLE'S BIG TIME LITTLE LEAGUERS — Mayor Dan Blodgett officially opened the 1953 Little League season in Blytheville ye.-tei'day as lie literally threw the first, pitch tit barman Jrnm-n Terry, secretary of the league commi.vion. I-Jrhinc! the plate is commission president Fred S. <Roc - k> S^liba. The two lower pictures show scene* of the Ninth Street Park, home of the Little League games, dur. ing the opening day contest between the Lions Club and Rotary. The Lions captured the league's first win of the year as they clubbed out a 22-8 victory over Rotary. (Courier News Photos} If % favorite in your circle... Talie a whiskey ceiii-u? amon;: vour friend?. (Vivoring the next most popular brand. ]f your circle is tv|»ioal. von should lind That's because Seagram's 7 Crown outsells Untie as many '"7 Croun men" a= those any other uhiskey by more than two to one/ tuft It Snt Seagram's 7 Crown. Blended Whiskey. S6.S Proof. 65% Grain Neutral Spirits. Seagrarn'Oislillers Corp., N.Y.

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