The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1956 · Page 11
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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1956 BI.YTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVKlf In Two Gomes; Berra Blasts Seven RBI's By ED VVILKS The Associated Press Yogi Berra's running this "most valuable player" thing into the ground. With three American League i Griggs. That was enough to shrug MVP pltiqxies already up on the] off a three-run Washington rally game-room wall in his Woodclilf, that chased starter Johnny Kucks Lake, N.J., home, the 31-year-olc New York Yankee catcher is off to his best start yet in a shol at an unprecedented fourth award Pitchers Look Bad The Yanks have .scored 19 runs In walloping the Senators twice so far in Washington and Yogi, always a dangerous hitter with a man on base, has driven in seven of them. He just plain gave the Senators a fit—reaching hase safely in his first nine trips to the plate in the two games with five hits and four walks. It wasn't until his 10th trip that Washington—showing even worse pitching than was expected—finally got him out, on a pop foul That was in the eighth inning o: last nights game and by then the damage had been done as the Yankees scored four times in the first off ex-teammate Bob Weisler. The 2-0 record enabled the Yankees to keep pace with Bos- tons Red Sox, who rallied to beat Baltimore 8-4 yesterday for their second straight. Cold Weather Chicago and Cleveland were idle. Cold weather postponed Kansas City at Detroit. The National League had only one game scheduled, and the New York Giants scored twice In the ninth to take another one-run decision from Pittsburgh 5-4. Billy Martin took up where Berra left off for the Yanks, driving in four runs as New York scored six runs in the first three innings off Wiesler and then added three more in the fourth off rookie Hal in the eighth. Jim Konstanty finished. Pete Runnels home run and an triple by rookie Dick Tettelbach provided the only bumps for Kucks over the first seven frames. Bob Porterfield, late of the Sen ators, gave up only five hits fo the Red Sox, but they include: two-run homers by Gus Triandos an drookie Tito Francona, and Boston had to rally for six runs in the fifth to get home safe. The big inning was manufactured on four hits, four walks and a sacrifice fly oif starter - loser Ray Moore. Accidental Hit Jimmy Piersall's accidental hit scored two runs to keep the rally alive. Ducking from a 3-2 pitch, his bat got in the way of the ball and popped it into right field for a single. Ted Williams singled and walked twice, putting his batting average at .800. Willie Mays provided the clinch hit for the Giants, lining a two- out single to score the winning run in the ninth after Alvin Darks sacrifice fly had tied the score. Verb Law had retired 10 in a row In a fine relief bit until the ninth. Frank Thomas homered twice for the -Bucs, who chased starter Ruben- Gomez with three runs in the fourth. The second one-run defeat lett two 'Pirates — Roberto Clemente and Dale Long—with $25 fines for what ireshman manager Bobby Bragan termed "careless plays. Master Your Game ... No. 4 Bobby Boyd Win Greeted with Boos By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — After taking a soundly-booed 10 round split decision over Holly Mims, Bobby Boyd now is aiming for Charley Humez as another stepping stone to a chance at the middleweight crown. The lanky, long-armed Boyd, 22, and the stubby Mims, 26, hamstrung each other in an unimpressive, clinching-and-holding nationally televised bout last night at Chicago Stadium. Boyd, regarded as Chicago's hottest title prospect in five years and ranked No. 2 among contenders, managed to gain his 10th straight victory. He knocked His Washington, D.C., opponent to the canvas with a short right in the sixth round. It was the first fiolld blow Boyd could land. He staggerM Mims with another right to the head In the eighth and got through another BOlid right in the ninth. Both missed repeated leads earlier and took several good rights fired by Mims from inside. Although Mims beat Boyd to the punch several times in the first five rounds he failed to punch often '• enough to hold his early lead. | Referee Bernard Weissman warned trem several times to quit hold- ( Ing and wrestling. : The turnout of 2,496 fans booed lustily at the spread .of points on the officials' scores. Mim's mana- j ger, Nick Trotta, stormed about the j ring at the decision. Under the Illinois maximum 10- points - per - round system, Judge John Bray scored in fav.or of Mims 53-90. Judge Spike McAdams gave it to Boyd 98-90 and Weissman was for Boyd 97-92. The Associated Press card hod Boyd ahead 97-95. Boyd, a 9-5 betting choice, outweighed Mims 161 to !56'/£. Stanceand Swing By JACKIE BURKE Master of (he Masters Written for NEA Service Gene Sarazcn pointed out that if a player masters the correct grip, he makes the right stance second nature. If you i eel free in making a shol, you probably have the correct stance. The proper grip and stance leads naturally and easily to a one-piece swing. Sometimes you can. break tension by bending the knees slightly during the address. It's hardly necessary for me to tell you that a poor stance engenders a bag swing. Even a perfect hold is valueless without the proper address. How far from the ball you stand Is dictated by the length of the club, which is laid, not placed, behind the ball, the sole resting evenly on the ground. The feet are spaced wide enough to support your balance with all the force necessary to the shot. On a drive, thereiore. the feet are much wider apart than on a chip. Most folfers spread their fe«t too far. This prevents the hops from turning;. When the hops can't turn, .the hands are not in proper position at SWC Expansion Placed on May Meeting Menu DALLAS (Ti— Expansion h«s b«n placed on the agenda (or the meeting of the Southwest Conference at Fayettevllle May 10-11-12, meaning Texas Tech will come up (or another vote. Tech has been an applicant for membership, (or.30 years and only last December obtained (our votes — Just one short of the necessary support. Since then Southern Methodist has announced It Is switching Its vote and indications are that Tech will have a minimum of five when it comes up again. Howard Grubbs, executive secretary of the conference, said there was a motion on the table that called for an invitation to both Tech and Oklahoma. This.molion was made at the spring meeting at Waco in 1954. Whether it will come up for a vote Isn't known but Indications are It will not. Bragan Brandishes Big Stick By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK (AP) — If it takes ft big stick to lift the Pittsburgh pirates out of the National League cellar then Bobby Bragan means to wield it us often us necessary. The 1&56 baseball season is only three days old but already the 37-year old freshman manager has fined two of his players for careless play and served notice that failure to observe a 1 a.m. curfew, without permission, will cost violators from $500 to $1,000. "We are the type of A club that cant afford to m?ke mistakes, said the ex-major league shortstop and catcher after fining outfielder Roberto Clemente and first baseman Dale Long $25 each for what he called careless plays in yesterdays 5-4 loss to the New York Ginnts. Bragan said Clemente was fined for missing a squeeze bunt sign. Long was penalized for cutting oft a throw to home plnte in the ninth, when Gil Conn scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly. Bobby, an off-season Sunday School teacher who dldnt hesitate to bring his players up short in three years at the helm of the Hollywood • Slars of the Pacific Coast League, said "our team is geared to good pitching and a tight defense. Not. since the days of Manager Bill Meyer have any of the Pirn s been chastized by fines Meyer once fined Bill Werle. a pitcher $500, and made Bob Chesnes, also n pitcher, dig up $300. But Fred Haney. whom Bragnn succeeded, never wielded the bi# stlcl in any such manner. Arthur Swanson Jr., bonus pitcher signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates liust August, won 15 letters in high school while participating in five soprts. Heydler, Baseball Man, Dies at 86, Appointed Land is SAN DIEGO, Calif, (yfl — John A. Heydler, 86. president of the National Baseball League from 1918 until his retirement in 1934, died yesterday in his suite at a suburban residential hotel. Hcydlcr's health and eyesight had been falling the past several years, leaving him a virtual invalid. He leaves a widow, Nancy, who was at his bedside. Funeral services will be held here at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Interment will follow in Cypress View Cemetery. Heydler was active in professional baseball 50 years and was largely responsible for the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landls as baseball's first commissioner following the "Black Sox" scandal of 1919. Calvin Coolidge Ermer. getting ready for his fifth season as manager of Chattanooga's Lookouts, it dean of the Southern Assn. piloU. a slice. Address the ball with the feet at varving distances apart until you find the : stance in which you fee! Finest Quality Lager Beer that promise SUMMER! Lay-Away Now for Graduation! Breezy Cool DACRON BLEND SUITS • Solid Whit* • Light Blu* • Tan • Gray Regular $59.95 $ 39 Pounding Links Old Man's Game KOANOKE. Va. Ifl — John A. Reid of Roanoke thinks golf Is an old man's game. He said as much before the turn of the century. Today, at 84, he Is proof of his theory. tune in! Announcing... 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