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PAGE TEN Itt.YTTIF.VtT.T.F, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, TUNE 4,1958 Yanks Throw Scare Into American League BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Milwaukee 27 Brooklyn ... Philadelphia St. Louis — New York ... Pittsburgh .. Cincinnati ...27 ..22 ..24 ..20 ..15 ..13 Chicago 12 Pet. O.B. .675 — .628 114 .595 3\ 2 .585 3!'z .500 7 .349 13',4 .342 13 .316 14 By BEN FIILEGAR AP Spurts Writer If the rest of the American League doesn't run for cover now it won't be the fault of the Nc-w York Yankees. The other seven clubs have been warned — in the boldest possible terms — that the Yanks are dead serious about winning their fifth straight pennant and woe unto anyone brash enough to oppose (hem. The doubters can examine the remains of the Chicago White Sox. The Sox and Cleveland were the AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. .29 11 .725 — 16 .590 S',2 20 .556 6!4 21 .533 New York . Cleveland 23 Chicago 25 Washington 24 Boston 22 Philadelphia 19 St. Louis 19 Detroit 10 T/l .500 9 .442 11 \' 2 .432 12 .238 20 The Philadelphia Athletics whipped the .hapless Detroit Tigers, 10-7, dropping the Tigers 20 games preseason choices to stop the behind New York. Washington bent Yankees, if the Yankees could be jst. Louis, 3-2, in 10 innings in the stopped. The Indians folded at the other American League game. Milwaukee made it two straight over Brooklyn on the Dodgers' home grounds. 14-9, after trailing 7-2 at the end of three innings. In winning the Braves stretched their National League lead to a game and a half. The Philadelphia Phillies split a twilight-night double-header with SOUTHERN Birmingham Little Rock .... 26 Memphis 26 Atlanta 27 Nashville 27 Mobile 25 New Orleans ... 24 Chattanooga ... 20 ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB 32 21 .604 — .531 .520 .509 .500 .472 .453 .408 mere sight of the Bronx Bombers but the White Sox, after losing their first encounter, bounced back to win four In n row from the New Yorkers—a serious mistake. Vows were vowed, sights were set and when the champs roared into the Windy City Tuesday for a three-game series they were ready to make immediate amends. They did. Tuesday night they stopped the the St. Louis Cardinals, winning the second game. 6-5, and losing the opener, 5-3. The -New York Yesterday's Resu/fj NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 14 Brooklyn 9 New York 11 Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 5-5 Philadelphia 3-8 Pittsburgh I Chicago 0 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 18 Chicago 2 Philadelphia 10 Detroit 7 Washington 3 St. Louis 2 (10 Innings) Boston 4 Cleveland 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 2 Nashville 1 Birmingham 6 Chattanooga 6 Memphis 5 New Orleans 11 Little Bock 7 Mobile 3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Pittsburgh—Minner (2-4) vs. Pettit (1-2) Milwaukee at Brooklyn—Surkont (6-0) vs. Loes (6-2) Cincinnati at New York—Rnf- fensberger (1-6) vs. Maglie (3-2) St. Louis at Philadelphia (night) —Haddix (6-2) vs. Konstanty (4-2) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicago—Baschi (3-3) vs. Pierce (5-3) Washington at St. Louis (night) —Dixon (1-1) vs. Trucks (5-2) Philadelphia at Detroit (2>— Bcheib (1-2) and Pricano (1-0) vs. Gray (0-6) and Hoeft (3-2) Boston at Cleveland—Parnell (62) Vs. Lemon (5-5) Sox. 4-3. Yesterday they trampled j Ginms trmmcc(! clnclnnall u . 3 all over them. 18-2. in the biggest am| p jUsbur(;h moved jmo s!xlh place with a 1-0 decision over Chicago. The Red Sox victory over Cleveland broke their four-game losing streak. Trailing by two at the start of the ninth Boston put together a pair of singles with a rout of the season in either league. Pour Chicago pitchers were mauled for 19 hits and the New Yorkers benefited from nine bases on balls, a hit batter and three White Sox errors. Tomorrow: St. Louis NOT AX EGG WAS BROKEN' — Miss Elaine Swope (left) Of the Philadelphia Crit-kc't Club takes a look at golf ball she hit into a nest oi seven mallard duck eggs on a creek bank at the Wnltemarsh Valley Country Club at Philadelphia, without breaking a single egg, The shot was Miss Swope's second on the 14th hole. Looking on are Mrs. Adele Gaetjeas itop', Hackensack. N. J.; Mrs. Earl Scott, Philadelphia; and caddie Eddie Wider. Miss Swope carefully removed ball and took penalty stroke. She wound up with 46-43 — 89 in Women's cross country tourney at Whitetnarsh. IAP Wirt'plmto) Kiwanis Tops Jaycees In Little League Play The Kiwanis Club joined the Lions Club in the Little League winning circle by slip, ping past the Jaycees, .4-1, yesterday afternoon at the Ninth Street Park. Don Stallings, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Stallings, bested Freddie White 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray White, in an old fashioned pitchers battle that was in doubt until the final out. Staflings, a rangy righthander y i e 1 d e d a single an inning for t h e first three frames and deserved a shutout. > Fredie, making his first base- H ball start on the . mound, allowed only five safeties but had the misfortune of having them sandwiched in between some bases on balls and miscues by his, mates. Don fanned eight and walked only four, while his losing rival Issued six free passes and whiffed nine. 1-1 Duel It was a 1-1 duel until the fiffti when the Kiwanis broke the game wide open with two runs and addec another Insurance tally in the six- Rld ^ K A ,* X ' S *"! et c , winning i double by George' Keillor one run streak and holding a fat 5' 2 -game : and plcked (wo m m <, white's single Vcrnial Hits notch back last night when Boston came up with three runs in the top of the ninth for a 4-3 decision. edge over the runner-up Indians, the Yankees wind up their business in Chicago today and move slugging Gus Zernia , d , he on to St. Louis for four games Phi!a(lel p hi!1 nltack at DePtroit with The Indians slipped another full I a „,,,,. of home rm ^ ra , sjng hjs season's total to 11. and five runs I batted in. The Tigers haven't won ! a game in their last 10 starts. Walt Masterson, who was supposed to pitch tonight for Washington came on in the ninth in St. Louis and became the winning Kiner Trade Rumored Once More Rickey Said Conferring With Cubs Bums Not Convinced; Have Little Respect For Top-Rung Braves By JOE REICHLER BROOKLYN, N. Y. (AP) — The Brooklyn Dodgers had pitcher in the 10th when his mates j just absorbed their second straight licking at the hands of baTe%h" ioser S wal e L a tchei Pa^gT i the Mihvallkee Braves. They had surrendered first place to The Milwaukee - Brooklyn melee j Charlie Grimm's amazing upstarts. But strangely enough, saw 11 pitchers in action with the " " hitters treating almost all of them like batting-practice tossers. The Dodgers blew two and years ago I would have given anything to get the Brooks had little respect for their conquerors. "If they are the club we have pitcher each time. They used five to beat for the pennant," snorted ; today didn't they? That guy Bick- five-run ! Jackie Robinson. "I am not wor-jford. who started against us today leads and after they got back in I ried the least bit. Don't misunder- j is not much. Three years ag the running in the seventh they (Stand me. If we don't win it. 'would have given anything to bc . couldn't find a hurler to halt the j I'd like nothing better than to see : him. Now, I wouldn't take him as blasting Braves. Andy Pafko and | Milwaukee do it. It would be a boom Jim Pemlieton. both peddled by>' for baseball. But they won't do it. Brooklyn during the winter be'- They just haven't got enough, cause the Dodgers had no use for That seemed to be the general them, homwered as Milwaukee attitude of the defending champ- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Birmingham Nashville at Atlanta Memphis nt New Orleans Little Rock at Mobile Judge Orders Circus Tonic LIMA, O. (fi—Judge Moran B. Jenkins believes fathers should take their sons to the circus. So he issued a special ruling in ft custody case ordering a divorced man to gain visiting hours with his son on circus day and requiring them to attend the big show. First of :he nr.t,.nal 13 sta'ei 'o declare iti jiji'ependpnce was New Hampshi.-ij. PITTSBURGH (/PI—Ralph Kiner. home run hitting outfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates,, was on ed!!e today over reports he may be trad- j ed to the Chicago Cubs. [ The ordinarily quiet Kiner declared: 1 "I don't know what's going to happen; I Just don't know." i Kiner made his comment after ': Branch Rickey, Pirate general manager, and Wid Mathews, Cub Per- ; sonnel director, had conferred twice—and scheduled another meet- , Ing today. . ; Neither Rickey nor Mathews would admit Kiner was the chief topic of discussion. All Rickey i would say was that he is "tailing J Standing Offer ! a deal" with the Cubs. Mathews, who has had a standing offer to give the Pirates S200.000 for Kiner, said only that he and Rickey "talked generalities," : The Pittsburgh Post Gazette >aid Kiner "is now almost a certainty to leave Pittsburgh and set up business in Chicago." j The Post-Gazette said it under- ' stood that if Kiner zoes to the • Cubs the Pirates would obtain outfielder Preston Ward and possibly "one of three infieiders, BUI Serena, Ransom Jackson or shortstop Roy Smalley " Although had little comment on the rumors, he has said previously that he would hate to leave Pittsburgh. scored five runs in the eighth. The Cardinals managed only six hits off Curt Simmons and two KUC- i cessors in the first game at Phlla- I delphia but the blows included I home runs by Steve Bilko and Rip i Repulski plus a triple by Repulski i and a double by Dei Rice. | In the nightcap Connie Ryan singled home Tommy Glaviano : with the winning run in the eighth | after Glaviano had tripled. to Milwaukee, convinced me." Osceo/o Little Leaguers Try For 3rd Win The osceola Little Leaguers will be going after their third straight win tonight in the Northeast Arkansas Little League when they play host to the Harrisburg nine. After losing their opening game to Cherry Valley, the Indians beat Tyronza 14-5 and Tuesday night shellacked Marked Tree 30-13. In the Marked Tree game the Indians had on their hitting togs, racking the Marked Tree pitching for 23 hits including a zooming triple --i ivft center by Ray Mann. Jr., and another cannon shot tripie by Ed W'-ifjGn which was tagged a h:.-me run ball when it left the bat only to bounce back onto the play- in? field from the football bleachers m c«.:i;.?rfleld. Billy Robbins got the oi;ly other extra base knock I pions as they discussed the rise of j the surprising Braves after yester- I day's 14-9 loss ! "They haven scoffed Chnriie Dressen, the Dodt;', er manager. "Sure, they -j.ol some power, but it's an old club. Let's wait until the hot weather comes around. Then we will see how good they really are. Bruton Belies Dressen "That kid on third (Eddie .Mathews > is a pretty good hitter, but he can be pitched to." (Mathews hit a home run and single and drove in three runs yesterday..! "They are not bad down the middle." Dressen continued. "That j shortstop (Johnny Logan i and second baseman iJack Diumei 1 * are I improved over last year. That center fielder (rookie Billy Burton i gives the club some speed. Dtlt we know how to pitch to him." (Burton ;had a single, double and triple, and scored four runs yesterday.) "Their pitching isn't .so hot. We've played them six sames and we've knocked out their starting a gift." Defense Weak "None of them was any good." Robinson, who hadn't heard | Dressen's comments, spoke glowingly of the Braves' mound crop. "Their chief strength in their pitching." Robnison said. "They got veteran starters and the addition of kids like Antonelli, Buhl : and Liddle gives them pitching | I depth. "But they have too many older "fellows and their defense is not I to strong. I know they beat us j twice in a row but I don't think I they look good. We just looked j worse." :h. Don Tinker started things rol- ing for the Kiwanis by singling off Sonny Ellege's glove. Jimmy shall fanned, but Gerald "Dusty Marshall fanned, but Gerald "Dusty" Rhodes brought Tinker in after the young second baseman had swiped second and third. , The Jaycees knotted it in the lower half of the second. With two down, pinchhitter Jerry Williford was safe when Jimmy Bruce dropped Stalling's throw on his slow hopper. Jerry pulled up at second on another error and rode home Charley Cobb's sharp single. The game rocked along until two were away in the fifth and Tinker made it around to- third on consecutive wild pitches following his walk. Rhodes again came through in the clutch with another timely hit to count Tinker and scored himself on Stalling's one bagger. Two errors on the same play of Bobby Jacques' lazy grounder enabled H. Austin, who walked for John Me Dowell to start the final round, to scamper in with the last score. Snappy Fielding Several fielding gems highlighted the snappy, well played contest. Charley Cobb made a one handed sear of Jimmy Bruce's liner to centerfield. Jimmy Marshall turned n an excellent Job behind the plate for the Kiwanis. He ended the game by catching young Darrell Swaner tsleep at first and threw him out i a nice snap throw to Bruce. The box score: KIWANIS AB H 3 Nats Edge Browns; Cards Win, Lose By The Associated Press A pair of 10th inning singles, sandwiched around a stolen bas.e, were the difference last night as the Washington Nationals downed the St. Louis Browns, 3-2. * The damage came off ageless Satchel Paige, who just the night before had retired 10 straight men in a relief role. This time he struck the first two men out In the extra frame. Then Eddie Yost singled and stole second. He scored on a single by Wayne Terwilliger and that was the game. The Brownies didn't threaten in their half of the frame. Don Larsen pitched nine good innings for the Browns, holding Washington to seven hits. He went out for a pinch hitter in the ninth when the Brownies tied the game on a single, safe bunt, sacrifice Atkins Homers For Rocks' Win Barons Maintain Lead by Stopping Chattanooga, 6-5 Telephone Shortage PARIS W}—The use of the telephone for both domestic and international calls has increased 50 per cent in Prance since 1839. six million hook-ups between the nation's 2.C50.000 telephones are made every day. The French telephone service is unable to meet 60,000 long-standing requests for telephones. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Tinker. 2b Vlarshall. c Rhodes, 3b Bruce, Ib Stallings, p J. L. Austin, If McDowell, rf xxxH. Austin, rf Palsgrove, ss xBurton, ss xxDavis, ss Jacques, cf. Totals PO 2 9 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 18 xBurton fouled out for Polsgrove in the 3rd. xxDavis fanned for Burton in the 6th. xxxH. Austin walked for McDowell in the 6th. JAYCEES AB H PC) A Cobb, cf 3110 Wicker. 2b 3030 Elledgs, ss 1002 McGuire. c 3 2 10 1 Kelley. 3b-lf 30 10 Swaner, Ib 2030 Graham, If-rf 30 00 Gurien, rf 0000 xxxxWiiliford, 3b 0 0 00 White, p 2002 Totals 20 3 18 5 By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Little Rock's Ralph Atkins probably is as surprised as anybody hat he is the leading home run litter in the Southern Association oday ; The 27-year-old first baseman is riving the Travelers the power mnch that aging Hal Simpson so ibly provided during the past few •ears. Atkins knocked one out of the lark last night to help Little Rock o a 7-3 victory over Mobile. It vas his I2th in 49 games this sea- on. Last year, in in games, he •ot only 13. Last night's wallop, with Carl linhart on base, gave Atkins an dge over Nashville's Gail Harris, •ho has II homers. Chicks Win Harris went hltless as Nashville dropped a 2-1 thriller to Atlanta. The Vols and the Crackers swapped places in the standings, with Atlanta squeezing into the first division again. League-leading Birmingham maintained its 4-game margin by rallying to defeat Chat- ped New Orleans, 5-1. Big Jim Sunning held Mobile to three hits and batted in a run to keep the Travs in second place, half a game ahead of Memphis. The Bears were unable to solve the rangy right-hander's stuff until two xxxxWilliford batted for Gurien in 2nd. Score by innings: Kiwanis 100 021 ^ Jaycees 010 000 1 Summary: Errors-Bruce, Stallings, Cobb, Wicker, Elledge, McGuire, Kelly. Runs-Tinker 2, Rhodes, H. Austin. Williford. Runs baated in- Rhodes 2. Stallings, Cobb. Two base hit-Jacques. Stolen bases-Tinker 2, J. L. Austin. Bases on bnlls-Stal- lings 4. White 6. Strikeouts- Stallings 8, White 9. Left on base-Kiwanis 7, Jaycees 5. Umpires-O^Neil, Monaghan. Kittany. Time of game 1:40. and outfield fly. Mlzell Wins In Philadelphia, the Cardinals split a twi-nlght doubleheader with the Phillies, winning the first ame 5-3 and losing the second, 6-5. Wilmer Mizell received credit for the first game ,win although he needed help from reliefer AI Brazle. Steve Bilko hit a two-run homer and Rip Repulski got his 'irst in the majors during the Same. The Phils won the second game n the eighth inning as Tommy Glaviano tripled and came home on Connie Ryan's single, making Brazle the loser after his success- 'ul relief stint in the opener. Bell Trounces Heekin Can In Y Softball Bell Telephone triumphed over Heekin Can Company 12-6, In Y 'ommerclal League Softball at Maoney Park yesterday behind the hree-hit pitching of Parrish. The once-defeated Bellringers came up wit htwo big innings, a. our-run third, and seven-run fifth, a get the victory over the canners. Homers by Prlvett and Lewis parktd the third-inning splurge, and an error, three walks and a homer by Forehand aided the ringers in the fifth. Heekin .made a three-run try in he seventh to recover but were itopped short. Stanley was the losing hurler, giving up 10 safeties. •ere out in the fifth. The victory, Bunnin^'s second gainst no defeats, extended the hallenging Travs' winning streak eight. Sports Roundup — Harris Gets Lot from Nothing By GAYLE T.U.BOT NEW YORK (AP) — The job Bucky Harris is doing with the glued-together Washington Senators at the moment once again demonstrates what we have long contended: that the old "boy manager" comes very close to he ing the greatest handler of baseball players in the game today. He continues to do more with less than any of them The. latest official averages, you i Is a 45-year-old cigar-smokini;* Cuban named Conrado Marrero. The team possesses only one genuine long ball hitter, Jackie Jensen. But it's up there in the race, and the answer must be Harris. Casey Stengel, who succeeded Bucky as Yankee manager five springs ago and has done pretty well himself, came home' from his when he doubled into left ce-nt?r. Jerry Weidon, diminutive ten- year-old lefthander, pitched five innings for the O.^cr-oia team, allowing seven hits and -six runs. He struck out four and \valkHl five. Jack Morse, Indian third sack- r -r, singled four times in five trips to lead the auack with three hit jobs from Mann, catcher, and Jerry Hill. cent"rnelder. Ed Weidon, shovtstop ami Jerry \Veldon, pitcher Tonight's L'ame should give the Indians a good test for Harri.sburg features one of the besr pitchers in the league, but the Harri-sburg hitters will have to have their batting eyes sharp If they expect to do much with Ed Wcltioil. Osceola's .strikeout artist. Probable starters for Osceola: Mann, catcher; E. Weidon, pltch- j er; J. Weidon. first b;ts.-; Mark Weiss, second base: Billy Robbins, shortstop; Jack Morse, thud base; Logan Young, left tick); Jerry Hill, resterflcld; and Phil Cummings, rlghtleld. Game time is 8:00 p.m. may or may not be surprised to learn, show that Bucky's weird assortment oi bargain basement athletes are leading the American League in club fielding and double plays and are second only to the Champion New York Yankees in collective batting. They climbed into the first division the other day and threaten to close in on the Chicago White Sox. Frank (Spec) Shea, upon whom the Yankees gave up last year, Is pitching some of the finest ball of his career for Harris when his shoulder doesn't hurt. Wayne Terwilliger, waived out of the National League, is playing a bang-up second base. Ed Fitzgerald, who flunked every test with Pittsburgh, is making passes at the first-string catching job under his new manager. Clyde Vollmer, still another ex-National Leaguer recently cast off by the Boston Red Sox, has gained pew outfield life for Harris. Mystifying It's all very mystifying. Scarcely a player on the club cost any real money and Its salary list must be nbout the lowest In either league. There Is no bench strength whatever. Quo of ils pitching mainstays lor him again. the most improved club in the league. "That Terwilliger has made a fine shortstop out of (Pete) Runnels." Casey said. "They murder you with those double plays. That Ptlzgerald might not have been any good In the National League, like they say, but he sure looks good to me." The secret of Harris' success with players who either have failed under other managers or at most have played with small distinction is something we have never been able to learn nor seen satisfactorily explained. 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