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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1953 Despite Kuenn, Heavy Hitting, Tigers Lousy By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The Detroit Tigers has an outstanding candidate for the American League's rookie of the 1 year, one of the loop's leading hitters and a reasonable chance of finishing the season with the worst record in modern baseball history. ***** * Flailing Card Fists Fail to Stop Phils in the the Card By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals pretty well held their own on the fist throwing but the Philadelphia Phillies pushed across the necessary run in the 10th to take 6-5 victory from the Jtedbirds at Philadelphia last night. Solly Hemus figured in most of the rhubarbs which made the city seem like anything but one of brotherly love. The victory gave the Phils a full- * game hold on third place National League over inals. In the seventh, Hemus was grazed by a pitch from Bob Miller, but remained in the gnme after some first aid. An inning later Hemus and Richie Ashburn began swinging in earnest and it looked like it might spread. Earl Torgeson tossed aside his glasses and went, after Cardinals catcher Del Rice, but the umpires quited things down. Then in the ninth Hemus tried to make a three-bagger into a home run and came charging into catcher Stan Lopata, but the bulky catcher held the ball and Hemus was out as well as bruised. Nats Walk Over Browns St. Louis scored three runs in the first inning and one in the second before the Phils began their cateh-up Job. A single by Johnny Wyrostek brought Ashburn home with the winning run. At Busch Stadium the Washington Nationals walked over Browns with a 10-1 decision Including Mickey Vernon's second homer of the season. The Nationals picked up two runs in the first, doubled the total in the third when Vernon's homer came with a man on, and made it 8-0 in the fifth. The Browns' lone run cnme in the sixth as Vic Wertz and Bob Elliott walked, Kryhoskl grounded out advancing the runners nnd Jim Dyck flied out, Wertz scoring after the catch. Bill Hunter celebrated his 25th birthday by getting three of the seven St. Louis hits, one of them a double. Stock Cars Run Sunday At Park If 15 cars don't show up stock car races at Walker Park fairgrounds Sunday, no admission \vtll be charged, sponsors said today. A S100 purse will be offered In the feature race. That's, the largest guarantee offered at the track here this year. Six races are expected to draw entrants from Sikeston nnd Bernie, In Missouri, and Osceola, Lepanto Reliefer Modica Gives Vols 7-4 Win Over Atlanta Johnson Gets Travs 9th Victory In a Row By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Pistol Pete Modica. an ever- ready reliever for Nnshville last year, made his 1953 debut with the Vols an occasion for celebration. The righthander, whose 66 appearances In 1952 set a record, took over the fireman's role last night and handed the Vols a 7-4 victory over Atlanta. Modica relieved John Walsh In the third after the Crackers had jumped the starter for three runs in tVm second. Modica scattered seven hits the rest of the way. Chicks Lose Birmingham split with ChatUi- icga. winning the second game, 11-6, after dropping the opener, 6-4. The split, coupled with Little Rock's 9-3 victory over Mobile, nar- •owed the Barons' lead over the Travelers to 3',i games. New Or- cans defeated third-place Memphis, 4-1. Milo Johnson, Little Rock's vet- Tan righthander, held Mobile coreless for eight innings while its mates were building up a icalthy 9-run lead. He weakened a lit in the final inning, but Mobile's hree runs didn't hurt anything. It was the ninth victory In a ow for the on-charging Travelers. Mobile, with seven losses in nine j or ames, dropped into a tie with New Orleans for seventh. and Joiner in Arkansas. As many as 20 cars may compete in Sunday's event. On the basis of four previous stock car meetings here this year, Blythevllle's Floyd Seay will rate somewhat of a favorite \Vhen the stocks start rolling at 2;30 p.m. As spring training ended Manager Freddie Hutchlnson looked over h's Tigers, who had finished 35 games behind the winning Now York Yankees last year, and declared: "We're not a last place outfit." In Hutchlnson's favor have been Shortstop Harvey Kuenn, one of the most promising first-year men in either league, and a heavy hitting lineup paced by Bob Nieman at .312. Yet today, with less than a third of the season gone, the Tigers have lost 34 out of 44 contests and are 21'/2 games put of first place. Detroit lost twice yesterday to the Athletics, 11-2. and 9-6, running its present winless string to 12. The second game was decided on a homer by Cass Michaels in the 10th and marked the 12th time this year that Detroit has been beaten in the last inning. Seven in Row At the other end of the league ,he Yankees continued their winning streak at the expense of the Chicago White Sox with a 9-5 decision in 10 innings. The Yanks now have taken seven in a row, equalling their best 1952 winning •tring. Cleveland whipped the Boston Red Sox, 8-1. and Washington mopped up on the St. Louis Browns, 10-1. The Brooklyn Dodgers, who hadn't hit a home run in two games, broke out with four yes- erday against Milwaukee and de- 'eated the Braves, 10-5. The loss .ut the Braves' league lead to a lalf game over the Dodgers. Philadelphia tightened its hold m third place by turning back the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-5, in 10 in- ilngs, Pittsburgh won its third traiglit over Chicago, 6-1, and .the Vew York Giants scored seven Imes in the eighth inning to wal- op Cincinnati, 11-3. Chlsox Tie The White Sox came from five uns behind to tic the Yankees in he eighth. But a single by Mickey Mantle followed by Gil MacDoug- Id's home run produced the first wo New York runs In the 10lh. Larry Doby contributed a grand lam home run in Cleveland's tri- mph over Boston. Wa.chintfton moved Into a third lace tic with Chicago by whipping :ie Browns, The Senators lashed iree St. Louis pitchers for 15 hits including a homer and a single for Mickey Vernon. Brooklyn got its long ball attack going against Milwaukee as seven of the II hits went for extras bases. ' Max Surkont, who had won six straight, \Vns tagged with his first I loss. Bobby Morgan, Duke Snider, ; Gil Hodpes- and Carl Furillo hit Brooklyn homers. Johnny Wyroslek singled home Richie Ashbuvn with the winning run to give the Phils their third victory in n four game series with the Cardinals. Ralph kiner, playing his first game for the Cubs,' got a double. Seven hits and a walk, climaxed by Ray Noble's three run homer, enabled the Giants to score seven times in the eighth inning against Cincinnati. Hoyt Wilhehn made his 23rd relief appearance for New York and picked up his fourth victory. All of Cincinnati's runs were QQOF! Catcher Ray Noble of the Giants seems to be boring a hole throufih Earl Torgeson's mid-section with a powerful right —and the bnll—tagging out the Philadelphia first baseman who was trying lo .score from third on a ground ball at the Polo Grounds. (WEA> Sports Greats Lunch At White House Today By ED CBEAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower, a golf- tr and fisherman himself, plays host today to 44 celebrities of the sports world. Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano and Joe Dimaggio of baseball fame are among the topflight athletes invited to a White House buffet luncheon. Some Indies are on the invitation list, too—tennis greats Pauline Betz Addle and Helen Hull Jacobs, figure skater Carol Ann Peters and channel swimmer Florence Chadwick. So Mrs. Eisenhower arranged to be on hand. The visiting sports stars are here for tonight's benefit ba.seball game between Republican and Democrat- members of Congress. Eiscn- Wii!ie Pep Back Banished Boxer Favored Over Marcune on TV hower will throw out the first ball. Baseball figures dominate the guest list at the luncheon, Besidos DiMaggio, the lineup Includes Jimmy Foxx and Lefty Grove as well as two members of earlier baseball generations, Tris Speaker and Clark Griffith. Only one golfer is on the list— Gene Sarazen. GOP vs Demo* Three well-known footballers are included Dick and Ed Mozelew- skt and Jack Scarbath, all of t&e University of Maryland. Eisenhower plans to remain nt the congressional ball game from 7:in p, m. (EST) until 9:30 p. m. (EST), assuming any legislators are still able to pfck up a bat at that late hour. Sixty-eight members of Congress have signed up for the game, an annual event put on by the Washington Evening Star to raise money for sending needy children to summer camp. The rival managers. Reps. Bishop (R-III) and Herlong (D-Pla), forecast victory today, bar- By JACK HAND NEW YORK (/T! —.Willie Pep is ick — for better or worse. Tiie 30-year-old former f pat her } both crnmp. restored to pood standing j ring possible filisbusters by the op- by thfi New York Stnt.e Athletic | position. Commission, after a lonp "prmmcl- Eisenhower himself promised to inc." tops the Madison Square Oar-j remain neutral. But he told a star den card tnnieht, in n in-round | reporter he would stand up for the match with Pat Marcune of Coney | Republicans in the seventh inning *~' ' stretch. New out" Sports Roundup —Ezzard Seeks La Starza Bout By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Tannas, the most articulate of E/,z;ml Charles' co- managers, was prepared to go before the New York State Athletic Commission today and demand that the former heavyweight champion be matched against Roland La Starza next month, the winner to challenge Rocky Marciano in September. The expectation was that Tannas , baseball season to date is the fail•would get nowhere. Jimmy De- \ ure of Stan Musinl to hit at any- angelo, manager of La Starza, I thing approaching his normal gait. states emphatically that his tiger J Bui for the abject fall-down of "The will not fight Char!e,s or anyone i Man" the St. Louis Cardinals might else before he is given his long ^vcll be leading the National League overdue return crack at Marciano, ! today. who beat him on a split decision j For five of the past seven sea- three years ago. IBC, the promo- [sons Musia! has been the best hitter Island. Pep was banished from York after he was "knocked hy Sandy Saddler while setting in his comer, Sept. 2G, lOnJ. Bob Christenberry. then the ncu'Iy appointed commission chairman, suspended Pep Indefinetly, The featherweight contest will be carried .on radio ('ABC 1 and television fNBC) starting ni 9:00 p. m. 'ESTi, Won 62 Straight Pep. last of the muster boxers, still can turn on flashes of his old style. Whrn he wns in top form, there wasn't a more brilliant boxer in the rinsi. Remember, he won G2 straight before losing to Sammy Angott in 1943. After the defeat he went 73 more fiehts with only one draw before he lost his title the first time to SacUUer in 19-18. Marcune. 24. Is a rousing; battler with a Rood risht hand punch who likes to stnrm an opponent. Pop rloesn't storm easy. Thnt is why Marc line is a 3 to 1 underdo?. tional octopus, realizes all too well that a Charles-La Starza bout might prove such a clinker that nobody would wish to see either of them fight Marciano. Both the champion and his manager, Al Weill, have said they would prefer to give La Starza the first shot. Not necessarily, however, in September. They have made the painful discovery that any further fighting Rocky does this year would be for the almost exclusive benefit of the federal treasury. It is a tough problem to his league and, in the opinion of many experts, the greatest ball player in the game. All of a sudden he appears to have lost it. Day after day for nearly two months the baseball world has waited for the Red Bird beauty to begin lashing the ball again. Opposing pilch- ers are the most puzzled of all. If you had been given a choice at the start of the campaign to add either Musial or his teammate, Red Schoendienst, to your club, you know which of them you would have taken. Yet, the last official .homers—two by 'and one by Roy Ted Kluszewski McMillan. Cud's Bakery, Dirty Sox Win In Y Softball The Courier News Dirty Sox remained undefeated in Y .Commercial League softball yesterday, pounding out a 7-0 shutout victory over once-beaten Y.F.A. In the Bay Window loop. Curt's Bakery pounced on Mead's Clothiers with a 14-run second ginning to take a 15-2 verdict. A nine-hit barrage by the Sox, behind the four-hit hurling of winning pitcher Bill Baker, spelled the difference In the seven-inning contest at Maloney Park. The Sox 1 catcher, Bob Birmingham, led the a. c snuir on the Young Farmers. Curl's had little difficulty in pll- BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. Milwaukee 27 14 .659 — Brooklyn 28 Philadelphia 23 St. Louis 24 New York 21 Pittsburgh 16 Cincinnati 13 Chicago 12 .636 >,'i .605 2! 2 .571 3> 2 .512 6 .354 12',;, .333 13 .308 14 AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 30 Cleveland 24 Chicago 25 Washington 25 Boston Philadelphia St. Louis — Detroit ..22 ..21 ..19 Pet. G.B. .732 — .605 5' L . .543 7>> .54,3 7!i .489 10 .467 11 .422 13 10 34 .227 21!i L 11 16 21 21 23 24 26 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Little Bock Memphis ... Nashville W 33 27 26 28 Atlanta 27 Mobile 25 New Orleans ... 25 Chattanooga ... 21 Pet .600 .540 .510 .509 .500 .463 .463 .412 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 10 Milwaukee 5 New York 11 Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 6 Chicago 1 Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 5, 10 innings. AMERICAN LEAGUE ' New York 9 Chicago 5 (10 innings) Philadelphia 11-9 Detroit 2-6 (second game 10 innings) Washington 10 St. Louis 1. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville 7 Atlanta 4 Chattanooga 6-6 Birmingham 4-11 Little Bock 9 Mobile 3 New Orleans 4 Memphis 1 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at New York—Lown (1.) vs. Gomez (0-1) St. Louis at P'ooklyn—Presto 1-4) vs. Boe (2-2.. Cincinnati at Plttsburg— Raffensberger (1-6) or Wehmeier (0-2) vs. Dickson (4-6) Milwaukee at Philadelphia— ipahn (5-1) vs. Drews (2-5) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at St. Louis—Sain (5-2) vs. Holloman (2-3) Washington at Chicago—Marrero (4-3) vs. Rogovin (2-6) Boston at Detroit—Freeman (13) vs. Houtteman (2-4) Philadelphia at Clevland—Kellner (6-5) vs. Chakales (0-0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis at Mobile Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Little Bock at New Orleans South Missco Softball Teams In Action Tonight The first week of the South Miss- co Softball League will end tonight with Luxora Tigers and Keiser Yel- lowjackets playing at Osceola and the Wilson Bulldogs playing host to the Grider Dews. Osceola will be Inactive tonight in the five team league. In the first games of the season the Grtder team iiosed Osceola 10-8 and Wilson handed Keiser a 16-12 defeat. ing up runs against Mead's In the darkness-shortened fat boy game. The Bakers scored once In the first inning on a homer by Lewis, first man to face losing pitcher Childs, who gave up 14 hits to the winners. The big second Inning, which saw 16 men come to bat for the Bakers, featured another homer by Lewis, a homer and a double by Kirk and eight singles. Mead's were held hitless and run- less until the third frame when a single by Long and a double by Hill tallied one score. Twn more singles In the fourth were good for Mead's other run, but those were the only hits garneded off Curt's winning hurler, Bean. lick, and it remains to be seen averages showed Red hitting .377, whether, under such circumstances ! Muslal .276. Still wanna be a base- the commission con force a cham- hall manager? plon to defend his title every Bix months. The Musial Mystery The crowning mystery of the Max Schmeltnn knocked out Joe Louis in the 12(h round at. Yankee ; Stadium, New York City, on June 19, J936. j Straight Bwr&tw In Arkansas!!! 6 years_ 96 proof HEAVEN HILL* Ontillad and Soiled in Old KtnFKty by HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES INC, 52 HAIF PINT $?97 Jjj^ PINT $473 ^^f FIFTH Compare ttcse Prices! AT AIL GOOD STORES IN ARKANSAS BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY ISHERMEN Beware! Hot Weather is Here! 1 have the MINNOW that will carry-and live. You get your full count, plus. Don't take chances! ROACHES by the thousands! You do not have to buy anything else to get them. WORMS at all times! POLES, BUCKETS and TACKLE. Will be open every Sunday morning at 3 a.m. Dixieland Baitery Phone 4303 511 Chickosawba Blyrheville, Ark. Legion Clubs 10-6 Victory Over Shrine Ott Mtillins' hit-happy American Legion eafned a choice spot in the Little League's undefeated ranks, along with the Lions Club and Kiwanis Club, by clubbing out an impressive 10-6 victory over a game Shrine Club yesterday, as the first week of play ended. Four big scoring blasts, highlighted by a four-run second, turned the trick. They took a short lead in the second with a pair, after the Shriners opened the slugfest with a tally, added four more in the second, picked up a couple more in the third, then piled on two more runs for good measure in their last turn at bat in the fifth, after choking a promising Shrine rally that netted four scores in the fourth. Glynn Dale Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Howard of Yarbro, was the hero of the Legion triumph. The 12-year old southpaw was called on to try his hand at subduing the Shrine uprising in the fourth, after starter Doug Dorris had been tagged for four runs, and he more than filled the job by fanning three straight batters without as much as even a loud foul. He continued his wizardry by whiffing the next five, giving him eight victims in a row. Jack Renfro snappsd the strikeout string by rolling, out to Burley White at short. Young Howard also led the hitters with three-for-four. Billy Haney, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Haney, who earned quite a reputation at the piano, was in hot water most of the time, with the Legionnaires rapping him for seven hits, his seven bases on balls and five mate errors. 'Bonus Baby' Now Sells Insurance AP Neu-sfeatnres W.ALLINGPORD, Conn. — Frank Quinn, one of the first of baseball's "bonus babies" talked about baseball and the Red Sox. In 1947 and 1948 Quinn pitched Yale to the NCAA championship. Big league teams were dickering for his services. He signed with the Red Sox for a reported $65,000 bonus. But Quinn never lived up to expectations. He made eight appearances in Boston livery. He neither won nor lost. The following season he developed a sore arm. The Washington Senator bought him but the sore arm remained despite an operation. Now he is out of baseball. He sells insurance. Said Quinn: "I have many fond memories of Boston. Tom Yawkey is wonderful person who spends money trying to win pennants. He pays good salaries, ut the Yankees always seem to win. Maybe it's because of their solid organization. There is always another good player coming up to the Yankees to replace a fading star. When Ruth stepcd out. there was Gehrig, then DiMaggio and now Mantle. Now the Sox are building with green kids. They are geting their experience the hard way. However, in two or three years the Sox will have a great team." Dallas Homers Handsome Jesse Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Taylor, who is acclaimed one of the most improved players from last year's Midget League, led the Shrine hitters with a single and triple. It was his booming three bag- ger that brought in two runs in the giant rebellion In the fourth and paved the Way for Dorris' exit in favor of Howard. Bob Dallas, who handles himself well at first, circled the bases in the second when his sharp grounder bounced over the waiting hands of second baseman Lovelace and but beyond the Legion right fielder, Sam Handley, for a home run. Half-pint Don Bunch came in for his share of the glory by shagging three drives in left Held, two of which were difficult. The box score: SHRINE AB H PO A Dallas, Ib 3 Taylor, 2b 3 Renfro, ss 3 Griffin, c 3 Lovelace, 3b 3 1 Smith, If 3 Pugh. cf 4 Lambert, rf 1 o McDermott, rf 2 0 Haney, p 3 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 000 0 9 1 0 0 0 28 5 15 Plunkett, cf .. Bunch, If .... Rounsaville, c Howard. Ib-p . Peek. 3b White, ss Lovelace, 2b ... Godsey, rf ... Hanley, rf ... LEGION AB R PO A 4100 Dorris, p-lb 3 1 22 7 18 1 Score by innings: Shrine no 400— 6 Legion 242 02x—10 Summary: Runs—Dallas 3, Taylor 1, Renfro 1, Haney 1, Plunkett 2, Bunch 2, RounsavaYl 1, Howard 1, Peek 1, Godsey 1, Dorris 2. Errors —Dallas, Renfro, Smith. McDermott, Godsey 2, Dorris 1. Two base hit—White. Three base hit—Tayor. Home run—Dallas. Sacrifice— Rounsavall. Base on balls—off Haney 1, Dorris 3. Strikeouts—Howard 8, Haney 8. Dorris 6. Winner—Dorris. Loser—Haney, Left—Shrine 4, Legion 7. Umpires—Monaghan, Garrett and Hardy. Time—1:53. SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start • • 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORE! -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS -75$ CHILDREN -35* Retread Today/ the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phon* 8662

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