The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1953 · Page 5
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Saturday, June 6, 1953
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SATURDAY, JUNK B, 1953 Bl.YTIiEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER XF.WS PAGE FITS Spahn, Sain and Rain Still Worth a Fortune By BEN PHI.EGAR AP Sports Writer Back in 1948 the Boston Braves won the National League pennant with a pitching staff of "Spahn, Sain and two days rain." Five years later that staff would still bring a fortune on the open market. The S-S men are split up now, Johnny Sain working for the New York Yankees and ; Warren Spahn still with the Braves but calling Milwaukee instead of Boston home. Although on the shady side of 30, both are having great years. So are their ball clubs. If things keep up they might find themselves pitching against each other In a World Series game. * * * Sain, the bu.slest pitcher on the Yankee staff, picked up his sixth victory and his first shutout lasl night against the St. Louis Browns 5-0. He's started nine times worked seven complete games, lost * * . 1 # Cards Outhit Bums But Can't Get Runs BT The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals had more hits, but the Dodgers did a better job of bouncing them at Ebbets Field last night and Brooklyn took the decision, 5-4. It waa In the second Inning that* Brooklyn did most of the damage, wrapped three hits, -including Bobby Morgan's triple, around a costly error by third sacker Ray Jab- onskl for three runs, The Cards tagged starter Preacher Roe for seven hits and three runs In four innings, but they couldn's get to reliefer Joe Black until the ninth, and then just for one run on a double by Peanuts Lowery and a single by Solly Hemus. A double play ended the game. Altogether the Bedbirds mustered 11 hits to six for the Dodgers. Jablonski clouted his seventh homer of trie season In the fourth end also produced a two-bagger. Steve Bilko drove in two St. Louis runs with singles' Yanks Shutout Browns The New York Yankees 'brought their power against the Browns at Eusch Stadium, also in a night game, but it was more pitching than batting power this time. Veteran Johnny Sain hurled five- hit ball for R 5-0 victory. Mickey Mantle hit his eighth homer of the season with Joe Collins on base for two New.York runs and Dene Woodiing drove in Yogi Berra with singles two other times. Berra had doubled in each case. A wild throw on a pickotf at* tempt against Mantle in the third . let the young outfielder get to hird base. He scored from there with the other run when Bobby Young fumbled a grounder. Alto- gcthe* 1 the Brownies had five miscues afield. It was New York's eighth straight victory and the Browns' third consecutive loss. Trautmon Orders Spa Forfeiture In CSL Set Aside COLUMBUS, 0. UP) — George M. Trautman today set aside the forfeiture of a May 20 Cotton States League game between Hot Springs. Ark., and Jackson, Miss., and ordered the contest played at the earliest opportunity. Trautman, president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, said the Stanky Pleased WifhScofield Young Bonus Baby Impressive Afield In first Workout By JOE REICHLER BROOKLYN (AP) — Dick Scofield, the newest and youngest member of the St. Louis Cardinals, had his first big- leagut workout last night and Manager Eddie Stanky liked what he saw. The Cardinals shelled out a record bonus for them—$40,000—for the signature of the 18-year-old shortstop following his graduation Wednesday from Springfield, 111., high school. The youngster reported to the Cards here and was handed the departed Vern Benson's uniform. He took part In the pre-game infield workout and showed a world of speed and a strong arm. Offers from 13 Teams I like him," observed Stanky. "He showed me he owns a fast pair of hands. I don't know whether he'll hit. After all, he's only 18. But he looks like he's going to be a real good glove man." two and has an earned run average of 2.65. Spahn also won his sixth game last night, an 11 Inning struggle over the Philadelphia Phillies in which he gave up only five hits. He's been beaten once In seven starts and has worked five complete games with an earned run average of 2.10. Eight Straight Sain's victory extended the Yankees' winning string to eight their longest in two years. Spnhn's success kept the Braves half a game ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4. The revamped Chicago Cubs continued to lose, dropping an 11-1 verdict to the New York Giants and Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh, 7-4, with Gus Bell hitting a pair of homers. Cleveland hung 5'/ 2 games back of the Yankees with a 10-inning 3-2 squeaker over Philadelphia while Washington took third place away from the Chicago White Sox with an 8-4 victory featuring a jrand slam home run by Wayne Terwilliger. Rain in the third inning washed out Boston's game at Detroit with the Tigers leading, 1-0. All of the games were played at night. At Philadelphia, the Braves ;wice came from behind to tie and then scored the winning run in the llth on a walk, a sacrifice and a single by catcher Del Crandall, to make the final tally 3-2. The Errors Brooklyn took advantage of some loose St. Louis fielding to score 'our runs in the third inning. Third Jaseman Ray Jablonski threw too ate on Roy Campanula's slow roller, then fumbled Gil Hodges' hot bounder. Carl Furillo scored Campanella with a clean single and came home behind Hodges when Cms Slaughter misplayed Bobby Morgan's hit into a triple. Morgan scored after a fly ball. Ruben Gomez went the distance against the Cubs for New York and struck out 11 men in gaining lis first major league victory. There were more .home runs in he Pittsburgh-Cincinnati contest han in the other three National League games put together. In addition to the two by Bell, Roy Mc- Hillan hit one for Cincinnati and Prank Thomas for Pittsburgh. The Browns, who had pushed the Yankees into extra innings in their BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W Milwaukee 28 Brooklyn 29 Philadelphia ... 23 St. Louis 24 New York 22 Pittsburgh ..... 16 Cincinnati .. 14 Chicago 12 Pet. G.B. .667 .644 .590 .558 .524 .356 .350 .300 6 13 " 13 12 AMERICAN LEAGUE W I. I'ot. 31 11 .738 25 16 .610 26 21 .553 25 22 .532 22 23 .489 21 25 .457 19 27 .413 New York ... Cleveland ... Washington .. Chicago Boston Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit 10 34 .227 GI! 5'i 8'i 10U 12 14 22 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Little Rock Atlanta . ... Nashville ... Memphis . ,, Mobile W L Pet. .. 34 22 .607 .. 28 23 .549 ...28 27 .509 .. 28 28 .500 ...26 26 .500 .. 26 29 .473 New Orleans ... 25 30 .455 Yesterday's kesults NATICT AL L'"" :/E New " ' t Brooklyn 5 St. Louis 4 Cinc.m<avi i .. .t^ou-o- 4 Milwaukee 3 Phiiaae.paia 2 (11 innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 8 Chicago 4 Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 2 (10 innings) New York 5 St. Louis 0 Boston at Detroit, postponed rain Big Bill Tilden, Tennis Star Of 1920's, Dies in California HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Big Bill Tilden, who popularized the game of tennii in America and was generally considered the sport's all-time master, is dead at 60, apparently of a heart attack. The rangy rultr of the courts during the decade of the 1920s was found dead in hl» modest apartment last evening by the building manager. Ac-tins; Fire Capt. O. V. Pratt, heading a rescue unit that \vi\s summoned, reported: "He was in bed. fully clothed. I found nothing to indicate clenth might have beon caused by anything other than a heart attack." Tildon had planned to leave today, the apartment manager said, to take part in a tournament at Cleveland. Still active as a player and instructor, he attended match- es only last week at Balboa, Calif. Greatest of Half-Century I In n poll conducted by The As- socated Press three years ago, Big j Bill—the man with dynamite in his racquet—was chosen No. i tennis player of the half century. In the 1920s he was one of the sports world's "Big Four" that included Babe Ruth in baseball, Bobby Jones In golf and Jack TWISTER — Shortstop Milt Boiling of the Red Sox got himself nil tanglod up like a circus contortionist forcing the Yankees' Phil Rizzuto out at second and completing the double play at first in New York. .The Bombers won, 8-4. (NEA) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 3 Chattanooga 2 Birmingham S Nashville 5 Little Rock 11 New Orleans 2 Mobile 5 Memphis 4 U2 innings) Chattanooga 21 31 .404 11 wo previous meetings this season, Idn't offer much opposition. They A real bonus baby — he looks no . ided the New y ° rk ca use with more than 16 — Scofleld disclosed five en '° r s. Mickey Man he had received offers from 13 ma-1 eighth home run with E jor league clubs. The only clubs which failed to contact him were Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and the Philadelphia Athletics. Scofleld, under the new bonus rule, must remain in the big leagues for two years. He cannot be sent down to the minors but he cap be sent to another big league club. elusion Is Inescapable that the '- hit h man on base. Cleveland got a run home in the loth against Philadelphia when Hank Majeskl lofted a long outfield fly with the bases loaded and none out. The A's had tied the contest with a pair ot runs in the ninth. The White Sox lost their fifth in a row as Washington, built a 7-0 lead in the first four inning Homers by Tom Wright In the fifth and Sam Mele in the seventh :ame of May 20 was forfeited because Hot Springs proposed to play ' helped narrow the gap but both "con- James Turgeson, H Negro player." icame with the bases empty. Sports Roundup — Pressure is on Greenberg By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — As the trading deadline nears in the big leagues the general manager under the most intense pressure from his fans is Hank Greenberg of the Cleveland Indians. The former great home run hitter will wish many a time in the coming week he s t i 11 had nothing more pressing on his mind than whether he was g o i n g to g e t a fast ball or a curve. The Yankees slowly but surely are pulling away from the Indians as they now stand. Despite, all .his dreams of the spring in Arizona, Hank knows now that he hasnt' quite got what it takes to give his town a pennant. Two of the pitchers upon whom he relied to win 20 or more games, Mike Garcia and Bob Lemon, show no signs of attaining that goal. Shortstop Ray Boone's knees are sagging on him again. "Make A Deal" So Hank knows. He knows also that the Cleveland tons, who take late. They contend there is no sense i tossed the dice is too sreen. That in continuing to die with the same ball team. The pressure will rise since the Chicago Cubs landed such, a prize as Ralph' Kiner in their rip-roaring multiple player deal with Pittsburgh. There, the Cleveland chorus will tell Hankus. in effect, it is possible to strike a blow, to clear the deadwood from your dugout. They will not realize that their general manager Is handcuffed. The Kiner deal WHS between two second division outfits. Both were Women Return To Legion Ring Monday Night Blytheville's wrestling fans will get another took at women yrap-! piers Monday night on the Ameri- j can Legion's Memorial Auditoiiutn' show. Promoter Mike Meroney has lined up a double main event program for Monday night with two top te- male wrestlers composing one half i of the card. This bout will pit Cora Coombs. who appeared here for the first time last monoh, i^-. ..i. n...~ a very active interest in running in position to gamble, Greenberg, his club, feel that he should make [with a contender, is not. At least was when he let Orestes Minoso get away. Probably Not The big thing is, though, that no club in the American League Is going to give the Indians any player who might possibly help them without demanding In return one or more of the Indians' best men— Al Rosen, Larry Doby, Early Wynn, Lemon or Garcia. That is why we are not quite ready to credit the report that Cleveland may land catcher Clint Courtney of the Browns in exchange for three of their lesser lights, Includ- some sort of deal before It is too | the memory of the Isst time he ing outfielder Dale Mitchell. I BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 8 8:15 p.m. LADY WRESTLERS Miss Cora Combs vs. Miss Dunna Marie Deckman 1 Hour Time Limit — Rest 2 out of ,3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 1S< EXTRA! Lester Welch vs. Eddie Malone 90 Minute Tim* Limit Cora Coombs Donn» Marie Dleckman. They'll iquare off in a one-hour time limit oout. The other half of the double main event card will bring together two male heavyweights, Lester Welch and veteran Eddie Malone. They'll do battle over the 90-minute I time limit route. ( In her initial appearance Miss: Doombs proved herself a very cap- i ilhle wrestler. The stocky young j Kentucky miss has been wrestling i professionally three years, giving up a career wilh a hill billy band for her favorite sport. Very little IB known about Miss Dieckman but according to advance j booking, she, too, la a capable per- i former, having performed In a |, Santee Sets American Mile Record Young Kansas Star Wins With 4:02.4 Effort COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Strintfbean Wes Santet has .set his sights on a four minute mile today after setting a new A m e r i c a n record in lasl, night's Compton Invitational Track and Field Meet. The blistering race by the University of Kansas star outshone a world record shot put performance by the University of Southern Cal- •ifornia's Parry O'Brien. Santee rnn away from two top European foes, Dennis Johansson of Finland and Gn.ston RcifT of Belgium, in winning in 4:02.4. No other American and only three other humans have run a faster mile. O'Brien put the shot 59 feet 214 inches to eclipse the nccspLcd world record of 58 10'-^ set by Jim Fuchs, formerly of Yule, in 1950. About that four minute mile— the goal of evpry f',r?;it, rlH,-">ce runner-—Santee's coach Bill Easton .said: "We-re gett.iiiK cwser. ' C'nirks '43 Iteconl Siintee wont to the front in the middle of the third lap. Roiff led at the quarter in 62.7, a ynrd ahead of Wes and Johansson. Then (he Finn took command until shortly after the half, when San lee sped into,a lead he Increased to 12 yards nt the finish. He ran the final quarter in K spoeciy 58.9 seconds. Time for the half was 2:05.2 an dMiree- dnailers 3:03.5. It \vns a cool.' windless night. ' Johansson, finishing second In : '1:04.0, ran the distance faster than] nny other Finn in history, including the great Paavo Nurml. Santee cracked the American record pet in 10-13 at Cambridge,,, when Sweden's Gunder Hagg ran 4:05.2. Hagg holds the world mark of 4:01.4. Only Arne Andersson, Sweden, 4:01.6, nnd John Landy, AustvoHa, 4:02.2, have bettered Banter's lime. The 21-y e a r-n 1 ri 150-pmincler dnsrmri the best marks of other Americans — Glenn Cunningham's 4:04.4 on an indoor track in 1938, and Bill Hulse's 4:OG outdoors in 1943. Willie Pep Shows Flashes of Old Greatness in TKO Former Champ Gets Win Over Marcune In Final Round NEW YORK (XP) — Willie Pep, a shadow of the old master, still is murh f.oo good for the likes of club fighter Pat Marcune. For five rounds, wily Willie moved like the Pep of old last ni"ht at Madison Square Garden. Tiring down the stretch as, blood streamed from euls around his left eye, the 30-year-old Pep barraged Marcune With a desperation attack for a technical knockout in 14 seconds ot the 10th round. Pep wore a long face in his dressing room as Dr. Vincent Nar- riiello examined the gushes around his eye that will sideline him for at least a month. Early Lead Pep was way out front until he tired. In the early stages of the ninth. Marcune chased him around the ring. It looked like he might have Pep in a. bad way until Willie staged a strong flurry, nailing Marcune In a neutral corner with a desperate attack. Marcune sagged against the ropes and might have dropped if he hadn't been pinned In a corner. Pep, thinking he heard the bell, walked away with a few seconds remainrng in the round. When Marcune wobbled out for the tenth. Pep quickly barrage^ him. prompting Referee Petey Scalzo to step between them. 61, Juveniles Win in Y Softball Loops Sizty-one Implement racked up another victory over United American Life Insurance Company in the Y Bay Window Softball League yesterday, while in the Commercial Loop, n new team, taking the place of the P. P. A., and calling themselves the Juveniles, walloped Montgomery Ward 19-2. The implement company team came up with a four-run third inning and a three-run fourth, to to hand United ife a 1-6 defeat. Big Guns In the el's attack were Mehaney with two doubles and Pugh with a triple. United Life got two in the first on two singles and a double by McMasters. aided two more In the third and ono each in the fifth and I sixth on a homer by Hays and a triple by Lipford. Mehaney was the winning; pitcher and Oarrott was the loser. A 17-hlt attack by the Juveniles on WardV losing hurler, Botts, featured extra-base blows by Ross, Lutes and Privett, and Included a homer by Holland. Dorris pitched three-hit ball for the youngsters, one * homer by Botts. Dcmpsey In boxing. He Won the national ilnglcs championships for Seven years running and took his eighth national title in 1929. He and the lite Little Bill Johnston of San rr»n- clsco became America's court heroes in 1920 when they brought back the Davis Cup from Australia. Throughout the decade Big Bill was the mainstay of U. S. Davis Cup teams. Made Tennis National Sport His terrific forehand drives, cannon-hall service and net kills attracted millions o£ followera. Ms changed tennis from & leisurely country-club diversion to a sport that won national attention. On his fiftieth birthday in 1943, still good enough to give top players a hard run, Big Bill said: "I have played tennis ever sines I was seven. It has been fun and my life has been jammed with excitement always and much happiness." Born Feb. 10, 1893, at Germantown, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. William Talum Tilden II was the son of a prominent business man. On his fifty-sixth birthday Tilden was sentenced to a year In th« Los Angeles County road camp for violating terms of five years' probation granted in 1947. He had bten convicted of contributing to ths delinquency of a minor. Picking Up Time In spite of the addition of leap year to our calendar, we gain a few seconds every year and 3323 years from the date of the begin- leap year day. now In use, we'll have to drop g ning of the Gregorian calendar The BAIT SHOP No. Highway 61 Minnows - Roaches Worms Tackle — Motor Boat Oil — Candy — Cold Drinks Open 4 a.m. — Close 6 p.m. FREE! 50 Minnows each given to th* Fisherman catching Blffeit Crapple, Plenty Free Parking Space Bobbie Davis Phone 2701-After hr§ 8884 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at New York — Kllpp- j stein (4-3) vs Hearn (3-4) i st. I.oui.s at Brooklyn—Miller (0- : 1) vs Podres (2-21 j Milwaukee nt Philadelphia—Wll- I son (2-2) vs RobcM't.s (8-3) i Cincinnati at Pillsbiirsh — Raf- , fensberger (1-6) vs Hetki (1-1) AMERICAN I.EAUUE New York at SI. Louis—Scarborough (i-l) va Blyzka (1-2) Philadelphia at Cleveland—Byrd (4-5) vs Garcia (5-3). Boston nt Detroit (21—Nixon (0- t) and Purnell (0-31 vs Gainer ,(35) and Marlowe (6-3) . Washington nt Chicago—Masterson (3-6) vs Dobson (4-4). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Memphis at Mobile (2) Little Rock at New Orleans number of Mid-West cities. Bntli Welch and Malone are holdovers from last week's card and are expected to pick up their old grudge light which .started a decade or so nRO and which was renewed last Monday nii;hl. "Frosty" Is Coming to Town Soon! Speedy Cat High-speed motion picture cameras show that a cat can right itself in the nir in less than two feet of drop. First the front feet make the turn, and then the hind feet, with the tall acting as a balancing pole. THE NEW AUTOMOBILE LAW BECOMES EFFECTIVE JUNE IHh See us and drive wilh security. Our insurance is not the CHEAPEST, Bui you only get what you pay for. Claim Service is the best. -FOR- "all that's good in insurance" CALL 3361 W. M. BURNS AGENCY There are 65 tnblohl newspapers in the United Stales. FISHERMEN Beware! Hot Weather is Here! 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