The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 5, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 5, 1953
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FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1953 BT.YTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PACT SEVEN Fans Recalling Cubs' History By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — Some old-time Chicago baseball fans die hard. They are thinking of the past while looking at .the future of the Cubs and home-run king Ralph Kiner. * They can't help thinking of the I high-priced talent the Cubs picked up in the baseball marts over the years and what happened to it. Players involved in other sensational cash deals by the Cubs may or may not have solved the team's woblems at the time. But none of tern lasted as long as four years with the club, and all had their host playing days behind them when they joined it. Ralph Kiner The acquisition of Klncr for a ! reported $100.000 in a 10-player Ideal with Pittsburgh yesterday, brings back memories 'of these | other Cub transactions: Rogers Hornsby for a reported .$200,000 and five players from the Boston Braves in 1929 when the ; Great Rajah was 33; Chuck Klein for SG5,000 and three players from the Philadelphia Phils in 1933; Dizzy Dean and his sore arm for $1$8 000 and two players from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938; and Hank Borowy for 590,000 from the New York Yankees in 1945. Salary Big Item The cost of 30-year-old Kiner, a persistent holdout this spring, tops all of the free-spending Cubs' deals in the past when you consider the salary angle. He was cut by Pittsburgh's Branch Rickey from 590.000 to $75,this season. The CUDS must 'meet this paycheck plus about $47,OCO more in the combined salaries of the players the Pirates threw in, pitcher Howie Pollet, catcher Joe Garagiola and outfielder Gorge -Metkovich. Pittsburgh picked up a pay roll of only $35,000 in exchange. . The big question now is how much will Kiner, playing along in the outfield with Hank Sauer, the National League's most valuable player in 1952, help the floundering last-place Cubs? He is bound to help at the gate, which is off 60,000 this season. But owner P. K. wrigley is not Branch Rickey Worried About Fan Reaction Rather Have Winner Than Support- Hero By JOE BRADIS PITTSBURGH (AP) — Branch Rickey, general manager of t h e Pittsburgh Pirates, admits he is a trifle worried about fan reaction to his trade of home run slugger Ralph Kintr. But, says Rkkey, I'd rather have a team that wins than help support a popular hero." Kiner and three other players went to the Chicago Cubs yesterday in exchange for a reported $100,000 and six players. Some fans approved the trade., the Mahatma said, while others disagreed emphatically. The long rumored deal for the 375,000 - a - year Kiner was announced shortly before the Pirates took the field to beat the Cubs, 6-1, for their third straight win over Chicago. Te Pirates gave up Kiner, outfielder - infielder George Metko- vich, catcher Joe Garigiola and pitcher Howie Pollet. The Cubs in turn traded pitcher Bob Schultz, catcher Toby AUvell and outfielders Preston Ward, Gene Hermanski, and Bob Addis. Sauer-Kiner One-Two The Pirates were also given the option to purchase infielder George Preese from the Cub's Springfield farm in the International League. "I know some fans will take it hard that I sold their favorite ballplayer," the 71-year-old Rickey commented- "But I would rather have a team that wins than support a popular hero. That is nothing derogatory toward Kiner, a fine gentleman," he added. Phil Cavaretta, Cub field manager, who welcomed Kiner with open arms, said the slugger will bat fifth directly behind Hank Snuer, who tied him for last year's home run honors in the National League, so worried about the gate as he is in providing the public with a representative, winning ball club—no matter what the cost. Manager Just Had No Foresight SAN ?RANCISCO — (NEA) — John McCall is, to say the least, a confident ball player. The San Francisco pitcher started the opening game for Indianap- oplis lasfc season and walked a flock of batters in the first inning. When Manager Gene Desautells lifted him, McCall protested loudly. "Can't you see," he cried, "that I'm working on a no-hitter?" KNOW A- GOOD WATER HEATER? MV PLUM&Ef* 2AY2 •HEATMASTER/^ HIDSOUTH PLUMBING SUPPLY COMPANY No Worse Off Without Two Platoon Football, Ya/e Coacfi Olivar Says By MURRAY OIiDEKMAN NBA Staff Correspondent NEW HAVEN, Conn. — (NEA) — One Ivy League coach differs from his brethren in their collective wail over the elimination of two- platoon football. Jordan Olivar of Yale doesn't believe he's any worse off than last year. "Idealistica!!}', not having spring practice is a great thing," eayi OLi- var. "It's less work for the coaches. It makes for better rounded men and athletes, which is what we strive for at Yale, anyhow. "Instead of making football a year round pursuit, they've been playing sports like baseball and lacrosse and Rugby. Don't laugh. In a sport like lacrosse you get the competitive training and the exercise in reacting quickly to changing situations, such as you find in football. "Sure, you won't get the crispness and boom in tackling and blocking next fall. But with the opposition in the same boat as yourself, who's going to notice the difference? • • * "There was no spring training last year, but you can't ask for more entertaining or exciting games than we played. We beat Columbia, 35-28, in the last second, lost to Princeton, 28-21." Oliver's problem is complicated this season by the necessity of teaching offensive players to play defense and vice versa, in the short two weeks before the season opens. Jordan Olivar He figures that'll be compensating for by the fact that at least he knows who his players are. Remember, Oliver took over the Eli squad on two weeks' notice last fall and, without any prior familiarity with the talent, guided Yale to a seven won, two lost season. "Just because the platoons are gone," he notes, "doesn't mean we're going to go back to the old ways. I've been teaching platoon football six years. I'm platoon minded. In the old days we started our strongest Simmons' Slip Slashes Phillies' Pennant Hopes PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A red-hot National League pennant race took on a new complexion for the Philadelphia Phillies toclay, all because Robin Roberts' next-door neighbor caught his foot in a power lawn mower. 213-15 Walnut Phone 8353 Blythevill* The guy next door—lefthanded fellow by the name of Curt S- mons _ happens to be Bobbie's other half of one of the best one- two pitching combinations in baseball. Roberts brought the doleful news to the clubhouse yesterday: Curt won't be able to go for the Phillies for at leas.t three weeks. The young southpaw sporting a 7-4 record for the present campaign, slipped while pushing a power mower across his lawn in suburban Meadowbrook: and the whirling blades bit deep into the flesh of his foot, going to the bone in his big toe and severely lacerating the other toes. Phillies' Manager Steve O'Neill said he probably would use right- hander Bob Miller to replace Simmons as a starting pitcher. The loss of Simmons for at least three weeks—described by O'Neill as "pretty terrific"—means more than Curt's "7-4 record would indH- cate. The $60,000 bonus beauty can pitch like a champion in championship competition—a big morale booster for a club embroiled in a chaotic, five-cornered scramble for the National League flag. Curl's best shot so far this campaign was a one-hitter against Milwaukee May 16. Bill Bvuton hit Simmons' first pitch of the game for n single, then Curt retired 27 batters in a row. BlackBtrap molasses and bunker fuel oil are the principal ingredients o/ a new binder to make beach sands hard enough for the passage of heavy military equipment in future amphibious landings. Asphalt can be used Instead of the oil. There's o Reason in every Season for a the weather you want... 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At Yale, you see. they're really giving the game back to the boys EVERYBODY SLIDE — In what appears to be two players liding for the same base actually is part of a play to force out ;he Pirates' Ed O'Brien at second. Shortstop Grannie Hamner, 'acing the camera, of the Phillies slipped fielding the ball, .osscd it to Second Baseman Connie Ryan, who slid in to complete the play. (NBA) Kenya and Ruwenzorl, tw« snow-capped African mountain peaks, are almost squarely on th« equator. TV and RADIO SERVICE Irons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Mathit ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 206 W. Main Fh. 2471 Wherever yoy see this sign THE SPOT R VALUES DOUBLE- VALUE! Cream of Ken- lucky is the only whiskey that gives you the "Double Rich" taste, Too finest-tast- ingwhiskyinthc world. Sir John Schenley. The International Whisky. BEST BUY! If you've lasted today's Schcnley.,. you know it's the best tasting whiskey in ages. Order it today. $437 $306 • % Qt. ** Pt. BIG VALUE! 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