The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1956 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956
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PAGE TWELVB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1956 Stan's Only Hit Is Game-Saving Homer Musial, Zernial in Missouri Waltz; Mantle Knocks a Pair By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stan Musial and Gus Zernial, a pair of baseball veterans, stole the show from younger teammates in giving Missouri's two major league entries a winning sendoff for the 1956 season. '#***** The Thumper Jumps Back in. the Old Swing By ED WILKS The Associated Press Memo lo American League managers: You can forget that defensive shift against Ted Williams. You'll either have to walk the big guy or pitch and Musial, still going strong nt 35 walloped a two-run homer in tin top of the ninth yesterday to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-2 verdict over the Cincinnati Redlegs a Cincinnati. The 32-year-old Zernial provided the punch With a two-run double M a seventh inning pinch hitter to give Kansas City a 2-1 edge over the Tigers at Detroit. Cold Outside The weather was cold in both ci- tiw, and the big blows by Musln' and Zernial fourther chilled two of the biggest turnouts for the season- opening contests, 40,037 at Detroit and 32,096 at Cincinnati. Wilmer Vinegar Bend Mizell. the hope of a strengthened Cardinal pitching corps, was nicked for 12 safeties but bore down in the tight tpots and showed better control than usual. The veteran Ellis Kinder came to strike out Wally Post for the final out with the tying runs on base. ZernlaVs smash was a heartbreaker for Detroit's 26-year-o! Frank I^iry, a sophomore right- hander who had held the Athletics to three scattered hits until the leventh and who had put the Tigen ahead with an imide-the-pnrk home run in the fifth. The A's play at Detroit again to- .day', with Art Ditmar going against the Tiger's Steve Gromek. The Cardinals are idle. Baseball Standings pray. The Thumper, who has won four- American League batting titles- topped by his has a lifetime the terms for .406 In 194 I—and .348 the when he made his average, so 195G season first appear NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lst Pet. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .030 .000 Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 1 New York 1 Cincinnati 0 Brooklyn . 0 Chicago . 0 Wednesday's Schedule National League Pittsburgh at New York —Littlefield (5-12) vs. Gomez (1-10). Only game scheduled American League Baltimore at Boston — Moore (10-10) vs Porterfield (10-17). Kansas City at Detroit — Ditmar (12-12) vs Gromek (13-10) New York at Washington — Kucks (8-7) vs Wiesler (0-2) (N) Only games scheduled Tuesday's Results: National League Philadelphia 8, Brooklyn B New York 4, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 6, Chicago 0 American League New York 10, Washington 4 Boston 8, Baltimore 1 Kansas City 2, Detroit 1 Chicago 2, Cleveland 1 SOUTHERN' ASSOCIATION By The Associated Press W Memphis Nashville New Orleans Birmingham Chattanooga Mobile Atlanta Little Rock 5 3 5 3 3 2 3 4 2 4 2 4 5 Pet. .750 .025 .625 .600 .429 .333 .333 .167 Yesterday's Results Birmingham 8, Atlanta 3 Memphis 14, Little Rock 1 New Orleans 10, Mobile 5 Nashville 6-2, Chattanooga 0-8 Games Today Memphis at Little Rock Birmingham,at Atlanta • Mobile at New Orleans Nashville at Chattanooga ance in the Boston Red Sox' open ing day lineup in four years yesterday. Forced to miss those recen starts due cither to service duties or injuries, Williams showed up as a healthy civilian for a change nnd hanged two doubles to left anc a single to center against Balti moro's shift as the Red Sox belted the Orioles 8-1. Prescribed Defense The prescribed defense against Williams' notorious • left - handed power has been to shift the shortstop and second baseman into right and crowd the outfielder: around to right. Now something new is needed. Ted, who walked his first Unit up, drove in a run and secret one in the 16-hit Boston attack which got started with a four-run first off Bill Wight. Prank Sullivan held the Orioles in check with an eight-hitter, fanning seven. The bat spree gave the Red Sox a running break In the predicted four-way AL pennant fight among Boston, New York, Chicago and Cleveland. hTe Yankees, who have been hinting this may be Mickey Mantle's BIG year nt last, swnmpcri Washington 10-4 with the Mick swatting two 475-foot homers out of the Senators' Griffith stridtum. The White Sox got a Jump on the Indians, winning 2-1 at Chicago when Cleveland nee Bob Lemon walked the clinching run home in the seventh. I'iiifii Double Kansas City beat Detroit 2-1 un Gus Scrninl's pinch Iwo-nm double. In tile National, which fell short of the AL'.s 117,210 opening day History Repeats In Southern As Chicks Hit Travs American Association Omaha 8, Indianapolis 7 Denver 8, Wichita 3 Louisville 3, St., Paul 2 Charleston 8, Minneapolis Texas League Dallas 9, Oklahoma 4 Tulsa 3, Port Worth 1 Houston 6, Austin 4 Shreveport ', Sim Antonio 2 (13 bleplays. Ed white and Jim Mar- Innings) College Baseball AIC Arkansas Tech, Ouachita innings) Southern State 7, Henderson 1 7 (10 All-Stars Cage Globetrotters CHICAGO tin — Julius McCoy of Michigan State and Ron Sobics- zczylc of Depaul scored 20 points apiece last night to lend the College AH Stars to a 70-68 victory over the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the Stars' 8th victory in 18 games in a series that move.s to Cleveland tonight and ends at Indianapolis tomorrow night. The triumph was the first for the Stars at Chicago Stadium In the •even-year history of the series. By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS History is repeating itself all over the place in the Southern Association. Here are a few examples: A week ngo Al Pnpai pitched Memphis to victory over Little Rock. Hugh Blanton was tagged with the loss. Lats night it was Memphis H-l; Papni the winner, Blanton the loser. John Wingo weaved his spell over Atlanta for an 8-3 Birmingham victory. He did the same thing open- Ing night. Glenn Thompson was the loser both outings. For the .second stmight night, New Orleans came from behind to nip Mobile. 10-5 thi.s time. And for the second time this season, reliever Les Phillips look charge when Uie Pels were trailing anc wound up in the winner's circle. Turnabout But in the Nashville-Chattanooga nightcap, it was a case of turnabout. Ralph Groves, charged with the loss last week when Rick Botelho pitched a shutout for the Vols, hurled Chattanooga to an 8-2 victory in the second game, hanging the setback on Botelho. The Vols won the opener 6-0 behind Roy Pardue's seven-hit performance. Papai allowed Little Rock only seven singles but whatever they might have gained the Travs was offset by three neat Memphis dou- crowds with an attendnnc'e of 108,887, Brooklyn's world cham- poin Dodgers—who won their first 10 games Inst season, were knocked off by Philadelphia and Robin Roberts 8-6. Hank Aaron and Joe Adcock homered for Milwaukee in the Braves' 6-0 decision over the Chicago Cubs Lew Burdette's five-hitter. Stan Musial hit a two-run homer in th eninth at St. Louis defeated Cincinnati 4-2. And Johnny Antonelli tossed a six-hitter and hom- eerd in the New York Giants' 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh, Yogi Berra also nomered for the Yanks, who got six-hit pitching from Don Larson. Karl Olson, late of the Red Sox, homered twice for the Senators and Rookie Dick Tettlebach, former Yank farmhand, once. aouthpnw Billy Pierce, the AL's earned-run leader in '55, five-hit the Indians, giving up a homer to Jim Busby—only member of the Busby-Chico Cnrrnsquel-for- Larry Doby trnde to do anything. Doby fanned three times—once with the bases loaded. Sherm Lollar scored the Winning run, and drove In the other for the Sox with n double. Zerninl's blow in the seventh wrecked Frank Lary's one - man show for the Tigers. Lary hit an Insklc-the-pnrk homer off winner Alex Kellner for the lone Detroit run nnd had a three-hitler unti the seventh. Robin Gets Tagpcd Roberts, who set a major league murk by allowing 41 homers in Tw, was tagged for n home run by Roy Cnmpnnella and an inside the-park job by Junior aillinin bill the Phils Rnve him the pnd ding he needed by chasing Don N e w c o in b e. Jim Greengni three-run blast got rid of Newk in the third. Gran T-Inmncr hom- ered off Ed Roebuck. lYTiisia], out for his .seventh bat tide, wns hitless in four trips before Joe Nnhiill made his ninth inning mistake. Vinegar Bend MII, pitching his first NL game since 1953 ni'ter his Army discharge. Was the winner, but needed help from Ellis Kinder In the ninth . Dnle Long homered twice for the Pirates to make Antonelli work for his decision. Boh Friend, the NL's ERA lender in '55. was the loser with two New York runs unearned. Willie Mays .scored the winning marker, scotling home from second on an infield out. Burdette, despite four innings of rain nnd snow, was never In trouble and held the Cubs to one lit in the last six frames. shall starred for the Chicks at the plate. White got three singles in four trips, walked once nnd scored four runs. Marshall went one-for- four, but his blow was a three-run homer. New Orleans turned three hits and three errors into five runs in the seventh and breezed home behind Phillips' fine three-hit relief work. Tony Bartiromc drove in two runs in the big seventh with a triple. Wingo, who Is not pnrtlciilarly awesome against other clubs, showed the Atlanta Crackers he still has their number. He scattered eight hits for his seventh victory over the Crackers in two seasons. Frank Wehner, Baron rookie outfielder, drove home four runs with a brace of doubles. Four Cracker errors contributed to their downfall. Nashville got only five hits in the opener but, aided by six walks, turned them Into six runs. Bill Werber Jr. homered for the Vols. By JOE MOOSM1L CHICAGO. April 18 itf) — Billy Pierce, the Chicago White Sox left- hander, likes it cool when he pitches. Pierce stopped the Cleveland Indians on five hits yesterday in hurling the Sox to a 2-1 triumph nnd the chilly weather was in his favor. "I like it cool." said Pierce. "Clouds don't make, a big difference but, I like cold weather. When H's cold I don't work up a sweat and therefore I don't get tired." Pierce, the majors' leading i pitcher with a 1.97 earned nm average last year, snid Jim Busby, formerly of the White Sox, hit a slider for a home run, Cleveland's Pierce was never in serious trouble as he bested Bob Lemon in the season's opener for nearly 17,000 chilly fans. Temperatures were in the low 40s and a stiff west wind swept spacious Comiskey Park. He walked a man in Uie firsl who was caught stealing, then gave up a single but settled down. Pierce showed his pitching mastery in the ninth. With two out he walked Al Rosen and finished the game by striking out Vic Wertz. Pops Travel To C'ville Itlythevllle Junior High's I'*- poosefl travel this afternoon for a dual track and field mw-t at Cariithersville. It will be the second outing- for the Paps. The opposition \n expected io be extremely lough. Coach John Koldus doesn't expect Loo much help from Charles Watson who earlier this week spiked himself. W.itson, who has received two tetanus shot*, will make the trip, however. Papoose. Hilly Harvison la to participate In hurdle* now, and Hobby Dal I at has torn added to (he pole vault event. NEW DEAL — Pee Wee Reese, left, expects to have a steady partner in making double plays for Brooklyn this season. The new second baseman is Charley Neal, up from Montreal. Chick Cage Party Is Tonight Boosters Club banquet honoring the 1955-56 BlythevIHe High Chickasaws and their coaches will be held tonight, it was announced this morning. The Country Club, affair was originally announced as being scheduled for last night. Grid Officials Mold Confab Blythevlllc Football Officials Association will hold a meeting Thursday night on the first floor of the Junior High School. Meeting begins at 7:30. Men desiring to join the organization, including air base personnel, are invited to attend this meeting. - ' Football Killed At Hendrix CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Intercollegiate football was abandoned at Hendrix College yesterday for the approaching season. Tlie Board of Trustees adopted a report from a special committee which suggested that a "positive plan" be worked out for the 1957 season, indicating the committee hoped that football might be resumed then. Dr. Matt .Ellis, Hendrix president, said, "We want to keep football if we can find a way to do it and not continue as we have been." Refused to Subsidize Hendrix, once a football power, has refused to subsidize players. In the last three years the school has won 16 out of 21 football games. Dr. Ellis said there was no thought of giving up present academic standards, which both players and non-players must meet. The future of football at Hendrix has been in question for some time, and the special committee was set up to study the matter. The committee will continue its work. The committee yesterday pro- Read Courier News Classified Ads. Fast Pitching In Men's Loop Men's Softball League, which held a meeting last night, is still looking for one more team lo complete its six-team league for the coining year. Interested teams are requested lo call the local "V." Pitchers in the loop this year will be allowed to use swift pitching instead of last year's "soft throwing." Season begins first Monday in May. posed a health recreation center, including a new gymnasium, with added stress on intramural sports and health education. The present ;ymnasium is aoout 30 years old. 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