The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 4, 1953
Page 11
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TKUMDAY, JTJIfl 4, 1W> f~~ Attignitnnt: LHtlt Ltagun Lions Club's Bratcher III V Has Poise of Veteran By J. P. FRIEND Youthful Joe Bratcher, the clever little righthander] ace who set the Lions Club off on the right foot with a win over the Rotary Club in the Little League opener Tuesday nurses three main Sports ambitions: to be able to hit like Stan (The Man) Musial, Cardinal outfielder, pitch like "Vinegar Bend" Mizell, Red Bird sophomore, or Jerome Hannah (Dizzy) Dean, one-time St. Louis National League star pitcher now a broad- faster, and to see a major league baseball game, preferably one in which his favorite team, the St. Looie Cardinals, participates. (MOt)' OOUWW Now that's a pretty big hunk of wishing lor a mere 12-year-oid youngster who is still wrestling with the tnree K's, and is just entering the eigth grade in school. But they're his just the same, Jor all that might come of those dreams, witn nim a lew minutes while j-iion (joacnes nannon 'layiur ana Roland tweeter) cisnop were getting tneir oaseoall para^nane- na an siorea an ay in tne truck so tney couia tane joe aua a coupie 01 otner youngsters ana arop tneai oil at tntir noine en route to tncir own domiciles, i was amazea at ins caanness, almost to the point -et being sny, ana nls unassumuig at- tituae. rie seemea to tane it ail in striae, as a part o£ a aays wor»., as a mernoer 01 a team, rather tnan an inuivumal. rie aiun't even know his '02 pitciimg record. Coach Taylor says he liked that; an exceiiant team member who is bearing down all the lime. He likes to win, plays hard ana to tne mil length ol tne string. "A piayer witn his ability and team spirit come aiong once in a aecaae,' Tayior cotniuentea. "ne seems to ao thing instinctively, r at tne mound or at one of tae otner posnons, and he can ao a good job at any one of them. How I wish we had a dozen like him, as far as coacning problems for "bueeter" and me are concerned." And Joe's actions, before the game, during the contest, and afterwards, reiterated everything his mentor said of him. Here was a kid, just 12 years of age, who had just pitched and batted his team to an important victory in the Little League, on the first leg of a 60-game schedule that would culminate in an all-expense trip to see the St. Louis cardinals play in August. He was thrilled over the win to be sure. He showed that, but he was far from claiming all the glory, even though he had a pretty big hand in the triumph. Joe admitted that he was a "little nervous, before the same started, but once his team got him a four-run margin to w»rk on in the first inning he felt that he was "in." And he was. He is pitching-wise far beyond his 12 years; has the poise of a seasoned veteran. Winning is old stuff for him, though. His record in the midget league last year was one to be proud of and one to remember. But Joe didn't recall. He thought it was 9-1. But Harmon told me the figure was 12-1, the only defeat coming at the hands of the Rotary. He more than made up for it later on. He threw a no-hitter at the Kiwanis. Baseball isn't the only sport that interests Joe. He likes basketball mighty well, and judging from his coordination. It's no small wonder that he also excels in that game. He has been a forward on Sudbury's school team for three years now. and once scored 18 points, which is a lot of points for a youngster no iarger than he is. He got his start at pitching In Softball, but prefers basebal as a diamond sport. Son of Ed Bratcher, 420 E. Sycamore Street, Joe has two bro thers who are also interested In sports. Norm graduated from hi?h school this year, while Jimmy is on the roster of the American Ltgion team in (he Little League. Keep an eye on Joe Brasher. He is certained for continued stardom, not only in this league, but likely many more to come. A kid with his natural ability, team spirit and attitude toward coaching, can't miss, or there are a lot of baseball fans who will be fooled if he does. Single Platoon Football Setup Coniusing, too AF Newsfcatures EAST LAXSLVG, Mich.—Part of the criticism r-f th" t-"n -*-- toon system in football was that it was confusing to spee'a^c: ~ watch 11 men gallop on the fi?!d and 11 dash off every time the hall changed hands. 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PHONE 60W BIDS ANEW — Randy Turptn, who won the world middleweight championship from and lost it back to Ray Robinson, bids for the European title, June 9, facing France's Charley Humez in London. (NEA) Phillies Started Winning Ways With O'Neill and Are Still Going By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Leo Durocher and the Giants discount the Phillies, quit naturally regard the Dodgers as the club to beat. The Phillies taking four of the first seven from them didn't convince the Brooks They still have their eyes on the Polo Grounders. But this.isn't worrying the Philadelphia party, which is the only thing that con cerns Steve O'Neill. The Phillies picked up where they left off last fall, and intend to keep right on going fall. When the Spartans' offensive team loses the ball and £»es on defense the following; changes will occur: The left tackle becomes the left guard. The left guard switches to right guard. The center becomes the right linebacker. The right guard is the left tackle. The quarterback goes to the right halfback spot. The right halfback is then the left halfback. The left halfback drops back to the safety position. The fullback moves up to the Ief f . I'nebacker station. The left anil rishl ends remain in their normal spots — r only if It might be well for the Superbas and Giants to recall that the Phillies were the fastest moving outfi in baseball throughout the last half of the 1952 season. Starting Memorial Day. the grown-up Whiz Kids dropped 11 of !3, The side was sixth with a 28-35 record when Stout Steve O'Neill was called in, June 28, did not reach .500 until July 22 Five days later, the PhilUes moved into fourth place, their perch during the final two months. They wound, up with 87 and 67, remarkable for the total lack of early foot Just before the PhilUes left Florida, Manager O'Neill herded them :o£ether in the clubhouse, and said; 'I want to win those first ones. An early lead gives you a tremendous advantage. It means you don't spend a lot of time looking back at games you should have won. It helps a club to relax." WITH GUYS LIKE Roberts, Simmons and Drews fogging aspirin tablets across the plate for them, backed up by Konstanty, Ridzik and Hansen, the Phillies hope to do a lot of relaxing. Connie Ryan, an extraordinary second baseman for one who has been shuttled around to such a great extent, gives much of the credit for the Phillies' resurgence to Head Man O'Neill. "We're getting big league managing again, something the club lacked before O'Neill came in," says Ryan, who has never hesitated to certain wingtnen are in the game at the time. The waterboy will remain as the waterboy and the student manager will stick as student manager — unless he has gone to Yale for special recognition. speak his piece. "He's got us play- ing heads up ball. "He treats you like a grown man lets you play your own game. The younger fellows dogged it before he came, weren't hustling and scoring the man from third. Now we get the fly ball when we need it or the hit with a man in scoring position getting those big runs, have learned to hit certain pitchers better." Stephen Francis O'Neill has been in baseball for 43 years. He caught, coached and managed numerous famous pitchers. Yet O'Neill still has> n't found out why a remarkable pitcher like Curt Simmons so suddenly loses his stuff, as he did in Cincinnati the other afternoon S IM M O N T S WAS FRESH from pitching a near perfect game in Milwaukee, had a 6-1 record. "Curt had two out and was breezing in the fourth when he walked the pitcher," he recollects. 'Then came a double, single and Ted Klus- zewskl's home run into the right field stand shortened 26 feet by added bleachers. "This encroachment of playing fields, for additional seats or any reason, is making it to rough on the pitchers, especially with a lively ball being thrown out for a newer, whiter and shinier one at the slightest protest. "Why, if Kluszewski keeps pull- mg the ball to right field as he has :o date this season, those new chairs at Crosley Field might enable him :o beat Babe Ruth's home run record." Thus the Crosley Corner Joins Fenway Park's friendly left field screen, the Polo Grounds' foul lines, the right and left side of Ebbets Field and Pitsburgh's Kiner Korner as pitchers' quicksand. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Dallas Plans Arenas DALLAS (#) — Plans for two al purpose eports arenas for Dalla have been announced. Each Is ten tatively planned to seat approx mately 7,000 persons and will b used for wrestling, boxing, basket ball and other activities. One arena is planned by a grou headed by Curtis Sanford wh originated the Cotton Bowl footba game on New Year's Day here. Th other is planned by Ed McLemor whose wrestling "Sportotorium was recently destroyed by fire. Freshman Wins Honors TALLAHASSEE. Fla. (ffj — Jacl Morgan, Florida State University' freshman first baseman from Al toona. Pa., won the top Seminol fielding honors during the school' recently concluded diamond season In 17 games, Morgan handled 16 chances and made only one error. He came to F.S.U, after readini i item in his local newspape about the Florida institution. KILL JOHNSON GRASS with Sodium Chlorate, 999J pure! Fine treated for dry application. $12.50 per 100 Ibs. A. H. WEBB CULVERT TILE CO. Hiway 61, State Line Ph. 8414 WARDS COLORFUL SWIM WEAR Smart Styles for Every Member of the Family BUILT-IN FLATTERY FOR MISSES' @ Acetate faille lastex Suits with boned floating bras, ioma with firm center panels. All A Qft have zip-closings, detachable straps. 32-38. ' MEN'S HANDSOME SWIM WEAR (5) Fast drying cottons or rcynu in popular boxer model or streamlined speed style. 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