The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 9, 1953
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLB (AUK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1998 Redleg Revival Is Still Going By BEN PHLEGAKt Ar Sports Writer Rogers Hornsby, reportedly on tht skids as manager of Cincinnati as recently as a week ago, ^Yas riding high today with a five-game winning streak and thfc sluggingest club in the majors. With the advent of June the hit- happy Redlegs have busted out all over" They've pulverized opposition pitching for 65 hits in their BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee . Brooklyn . .. Philadelphia St. Louis W 31 .. 31 .. 25 25 New York 23 23 Cincinnati . .... 18 26 Pittsburgh 18 26 Chicago I 4 30 Pet. GB .674 — .646 1 .581 4\<. .543 6 .500 8 .409 12 .4C9 12 JIB 16 AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 34 Cleveland . ...... 28 Washington 27 Chicago 26 Boston 25 Philadelphia 21 St. Louis 19 Detroit 11 L Pet. GB 11 .156 — 16 .636 5Vs 22 .551 » 23 .531 10 24 .510 11 28 .429 15 30 .388 11 37 .229 24'/i SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Memphis • Little Rock ... Atlanta Nashville New Orleans ASSOCIATION VV L Pet. GB . 35 25 .583 — . 30 26 .536 3 .527 3 >/ a .525 3</i .508 4>,i .483 6 Mobile 26 Chattanooga ... 21 26 28 29 30 32 .448 34 .382 ll'/i Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 12 New York 8 Philadelphia 7 Chicago 3 St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 3 (12 innings) Cincinnati 8 Brooklyn 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 6 Boston 3 (Only game scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 11 Birmingham 1 Memphis 6, Atlanta 2 (Only Games Scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at New York—Spahh (6-1) vs. Gomez (1-1) Cincinnati at Brooklyn—Church (3-3) vs. Loes (1-2) Chicago at Philadelphia—Pollet (1-1) vs. Drews (2-5). St. Louis at Pittsburgh—Haddix (6-2) vs. Hall (1-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit, 8:30 p. m. —Raschi (3-3) Vs. Gray (0-7) Washington at Cleveland, 7:15 p. m.—Masterson (3-6) vs. Lemon (65) Boston at St. Louis, 3:30 p. m. —Hudson (1-4) vs. Larsen (1-2) Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p. m.—Fricano (2-0) vs. Pierce (5-3) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Nashville Atlanta at Memphis New Orleans at Chattanooga Birmingham at Little Rock last five games, producing 46 run? in their longest victory string of the season. The word was spread late last month that the Cincinnati players were fed up with Hornsby and his iron hand rule. The club was down, both mentally and in the standings. But on their current road trip the Redlegs are playing at a .750 clip, winning six of eight, including an 8-5 verdict last night over the Brooklyn Dodgers, who were tryin; for five in a row of their own. Starring in the revival are sluggers Otis Bell and Ted Kluszewski and relief ace Frank Smith. Bell has driven in 10 'runs in the last five games. His 11 hits over that span include six for extra bases. Big Klue hammered his 16th home run last night, moving within one of the league lead. Smith has the National League's best pitching average. He won his fifth straight game as lie took over .rom wobbly Howie Judson at Brooklyn in the fourth and protected the Redlegs' lead. Cincinnati's most recent success was a bitter pill for the Dodgers, who slipped a full game behind the Milwaukee Braves. .The Braves plastered the New York Giants, 12-8, in an afternoon contest. The St. Louis Cardinals, who had lost five straight, battled 12 Innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winless in their last four starts, before picking up a 5-3 triumph, Philadelphia defeated Chicago, 7-3, in the other National League game. In the only American League contest the Detroit Tigers finally won a game after 13 setbacks Interspersed with two extra-inning ties. The Tigers scored four runs In the seventh inning to whip Boston, 6-3, for their first success since May 22. A single by Walt Dropo brought home one run and two more scored on a triple by Matt Batts in the seventh-inning rally. Cincinnati got ahead in a hurry at Brooklyn, scoring twice in the first inning on Bell's two-run homer and then adding five more in the fourth on five singles, including a two-run blow by Bell, and a pair of walks. The Giants and Cubs both suffered fielding collapses that would have looked pretty bad in a class D league. At the Polo Grounds the New Yorkers, ahead 2-1, presented Milwaukee with four unearned runs In the sixth inning on three errors and one lonely hit. With the gates opened, the Braves poured in seyen more runs in the next two frames to move ahead 12-2 before the Giants quite recovered. Max Surkont registered victory No. 7 for Milwaukee against one loss with Sal Maglie taking the defeat, his first at the hands of Ule Braves In two seasons. At Connie Mack Stadium the Cubs committed four errors in the second inning which permitted the Phillies to score four runs—their eventual margin of victory. Steve Ridy.ik, who took over from Bob Miller in the fifth inning, was the Philadelphia winner over Paul Minner. Steve Bilko doubled home Red Schoendienst with the tie-breaking ;t. Louis run in the top of the 12th Turpin, Humez Battle in London Tonight Improved Walls Lake To Be Re-Opened Soon When Walls Lake, situated 12 miles southwest of Jonesboro, is re-opened to Mississippi County and other Northeast Arkansas sportsmen in two or three weeks, it will bb year-round fishing' spot. Rebuilding of levees now undei vay will add from two to three [eet ,o "the depth of this 230-acre lake >wned by Dr. J. M. Walls of Blythe- vllle. Dirt to be used in increasing the height of the levees is being taken •oin inside the present levees to ncrease the shoreline depth and ncilitate fishing from embankments. The rebuilt levees will be hree feet higher and have eight- oot crowns. Fertilizing of the water will re- nove moss which formerly prevent:d much fishing during the sum- ner months. The fertilizer will pro- luce algae, a form of marine plant ife, which cuts out sunlight and hus kills the moss. Dr. Walls ex- ilained. He said stub levees are being built rom the shore Into the lake at sev- ral points. These will act as wind M'fiaks and keep the water calm. ncreasing the water level will make he lake from eight to 10 feet deep n many places. Walls Lake also is visited by numerous duck hunters each year. To provide these hunters a place to warm themselves. Dr. Walls also plans to construct an office building at the lake. The lake is stocked with bass, bream, crappic and Wisconsin lake perch. Since the lake is an impounded body of water, there is no closed season on bass. The lake is fed by laimvater and rice irrigation wells, and is not connected with any state stream. Dr. Walls said plans for the future include construction of a landing strip next year for sportsmen who fly their own planes. The strip will be located across the road that runs south of the lake. Plans for next year also Include building of modern, fireproof cabins, each equipped with a kitchenette, he said. On the stub levees, platforms will be built and equipped with chairs and umbrellas for "fishing in comfort." New boats also will' be added. Walls Lake is located one mile east of Ottwell, which is reached by driving southwest on State Highway 39 from Jonesboro. I « '» °" New Switch /or Iron Man by R . p Repulsk . ^ ra]]y MONTEREY, Calif. M>)—A husky climaxed a pitcher's battle in young baseball played pulled a \ which Paul Lepalm, knuckleballing somewhat different "iron man" stunt here. Dennis (The Menace) Magnuson was catcher in a game which his team, Monterey Peninsula College, lost to Mdi'in College, 11-7. Magnu^on pitched and, won the second game, 6-1. southpaw of (lie Pirates, struck out 11 and walked only three in 11 innings. He was lifted for a pinch- hitter and the winning runs came off Johnny Hetki. Pour hurlers toiled for the Cardinals with Al Brazle. the third man, j getting' the decision. Vtalone, Coombs Win in Rough .egion Bouts Tempers flared and blood was pilled in the Memorial Auditor- urn's wrestling ring as Irishman Edlie Malone beat out a decision over Lester Welch in the big bout of a lonble main event card. In the other half of the twin bout; ard Cora Coombs roughed her way to a victory over newcomer Donnn Marie Dieckman in straight falls. The Welch-Malone bout was a grudge bout- from the start and it started with a fury. In the first fall Malone brought blood from Welch's nose anci he continued to pound a\vay at the face of Welch with his fists. Mnlone won that round in 12 minutes with a body pin. Welch came back to grab the second fall fn 10 minutes with drop kicks and a pin, but Mnlone was far from through Midway in the third fall Welch missed a flying: tackle and sailed through the ropes into the laps of front row ringsJders. He injured his right shoulder in the full and was an easy victim for Malone in 10 minutes. In the women's match Miss Coombs took the first fall In 15 minutes with a pin and won the Frcond in 10 minutes In the same manner. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Sports Roundup — Okay of Brownie Move Seen By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — We can tell you today on some of the best authority there is that the transfer of the St. Louis Browns to Baltimore will be approved when the American League magnates hold their next meeting at Cincinnati July 13. The phenomenal success of Milwaukee's debut as n big league city has altered the picture radically, our informant says. Where only two clubs, Cleveland and Chicago, voted to approve the transfer last spring, the count should be virtually unanimous this time. Some of the owners slill will not like Bill Veeck, the Brownie president, any better than they did in March (and the feeling will be strongly reciprocated), but the rival league's Milwaukee venture has convinced them they are missing a bet. They like money, and they are not getting It in St. Louis. Vccck Wants It All One report is that a Baltimore group Is prepared to pay Veeck and his associates over two million dollars for the franchise. If the I Very few of them had seen the anti-Veeck forces could be assured of such a deal the vote of Cincinnati would be a formality, veeck, though, is a stubborn young promoter who wants to remain in the big time, and ouv guess is he will force the men who "double-crossed" him at Tampa to take him and Baltimore, both. Television of boxing, matches has its faults, as we have been glad to point out, but the industry pretty well balanced its books the other night by permitting millions of home viewers to watch WiHie Pep, one of the great modern masters, exhibit his art against the rough youngster Pat Marcune at Madison Square Garden. wonderful little ex-champion before, and there will not be many more opportunities. He is, 30 und no longer has the vitality which once carried him through 15 rounds at dazzling speed. But this was his return to the Garden after a sad exile, and Willie made the most of it. The television audience must have marveled at Willie's skill and appreciated the final desperate drain upon his resources that stopped Marcune. Pep was known to have been dead broke except (or an annuity which will pay him something later on. He squandered a fortune. Yet they say he bet his entire end of this purse on himself, giving the odds. He's quite a guy, Willie is. Winner Will Get Title Bout in U.S. By STERLING SLAPPEV LONDON (AP) — Randy Turpin, golden hoy of British boxing:, lights Charles Humez, ex-coal mining- Lion of Picardy, tonight to decide who wins Britain's version of the world's middleweight title and who gets an autumn shot at the full-scale world's title. Their fight, before, a sellout of 54,000 at London's open-air White City Stadium, should be followed within a week or two by an offer of a trip to New York in September. Harry Marfcson. managing director of New York's International Boxing Club, is In London for the fight and almost definitely will offer the winner a September date against the winner of the Paddy Young-Bobo Olson American area elimination fight. Y-jung and Olson meet in New York June 19- Even though odds and most British sentiment were against him, the compact French middleweight who looks more like a welterweight, was far from discouraged. Humez said he thought he would win because, he ( said, "I'm the hungry fighter. Randy Turpin is rich now. I'm the hungry man. I need the victory and the money." Strange stones have leaked out of Wales about Turpin's training program—how he has been eating 20 grapefruit daily; his "mean" state of mind in which he pounaea hard on sparring partners just as he did in July, 1951, .before he upset Sugar Ray Robinson and won the world's middleweight title; the personnel shuffle among his trainers; and his inability to find worthy sparring partners. Almost equally grim stories have come from Boulogne and the Hume?; camp. Reportedly he still goes heavy on the French wine, of which he is a connoisseur: he has battled through an astonishing 300 sparring rounds; he also had rouble finding sparring opponents; he has done hundreds of miles of roadwork and spent the remainder of his time fishing the streams r me cnaieau de Menage. 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