The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 29, 1948 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1948
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PAGE nz BTYTHEVIU.E fARK.V C0URIKR NEWS Majors Up Status In 'Road' Games T*amt of Both Loops Finding Fewer Wins On Homt Diamonds By C <r«M«l Pitu SpoHs Writer) NEW YORK, June 29. (UP) — M«ybe there's no place like home but you couldn't prove It today to most major league baseball teams •which are compiling strange records In which they win more games on th« road than In their own parks. It U an axiom of long standing that a team can win the pennant by breaking even on the road and piling up Its victories at home. But Just look at the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Braves, the respective league leaders on tilts off-day Then all 16 clubs wore traveling. The Indians hive won 12 games »nd lent eight away from home for » sensational percentage of .733. But In spacious Municipal Stadium There Bill veeck tailored the boundaries to tit Cleveland hitters, the Indians have Just broken even with IS wins and 15 losses for a .500 figure. Away Jrom home cookins, the Braves have compiled a mark of 20 victories and only nine defeats for a mark of 90. yet at home they are operating on a minus basis for the season with 16 victories ant! 17 defeats or a .485 percentage. The trend Isn't confined to the league leaders either. In the National League, only two teams, the Cardinals and the Pirates have plus records at home with all of the others having lost more games than they have won in their own parks. And on the road five clubs, the Braves, Giants, Dodgers. Cardinals, and Phillies have won more games than they have lost. Yanks Best at Home Tn the American It Is the same »tory with live clubs, the Indians, Athletics, Yankees, Tigers, and Red Sox all showing winning records when they "put the show on the road. 1 ' ;Best home club In (lie majors ta the world champion Yankee outfit with 19 wins and 10 defeats for » ,655 mark, yet that is a figure considerable below other years when *t times the Bronx Bombers have gone close to the .800 mark. Three American League teams, the Yankees, Athletics and Red Sox have plus records at home, while three others, the Indians, Senators, and Browns are exactly even. The Tigers have a disappointing 11-17 mark at Brlggs Stadium and the Clearly Safe r- Man Beats Horse While other athletes prepare for the Olympic Games. Jesse Owens barnstorms about, racing horses and whatnot. Here Ihe star of the 1930 Games beats a pacer, The Ocean. 10 yards in a 100-yard race at Bay Meadows, San Matco, Calif. Although he had a running start. Tho Oiean was never close to the Ohio State product who still holds two world records and is Ihe co-holder of three others. Yarbro Methodist Team Defeats Calvary Baptitts The Yarbro MethodUt nine In the Legion-sponsored Kitty League eked out an 8-7 win yesterday over the Calvary Baptist club on (he Walker Park diamond. Evenly distributed hitting by the Yarbro batters overcame th« triple and double collected from the Methoclis(s' hurlcrs by Charles Bclknap, whose hits totaled two- thirds of the Baptist plate'work. Yarbro batsmen collected a total of five hite from two Bn|>ilr,t pitchers, Marvin fto.S£ and Lloy:l Holcott. The Baptists got to Yarbro Inulers, Wheeler Gracy ami Bobby Smith, for only three hits. Next Kitty League tilt brings together the First Mcthoutst and the Yarbro MethodUt clubs Thursday morning fit Walker Park. There will be less fills and oils I Maximum corn yields can be ob> for foods this year than last. ' lalncd from three stalks per hill. Welch Brothers Win Opener in New Mot Arena Approximately 1,300 wrestling fans last night saw Boy and lister I Welch cop dual victories In the first: mat bactle held in the American I/?- 1 glen's new Memorial Auditorium! arena on North Second Street. | The crena In the new auditorium i will continue to be the scene of the! I/egions weekly wrestling programs, •JTie Welch Brothers won two out of three falls, the longest going 20* minute;, to win the tag match. Thw bolstered their night's winnings by also taking both prellmi-' nary bouts. In the prelims, Roy Welch downed Ji:in Hernandez and Lester Welch pinned chico Cortex, TUESDAY. JUNE 29, t!M» Ministers Meet; Plan for Conference The Negro Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance here has voted to attend the third quatcrly conference of the group Sunday at the Enoch Chapel, A.M.E. Church In lilythevllle. Rev. Thomas J. Brown, pastor, announced yesterday. An Independence Day message will be delivered at (he conference, which will be presided over by Rev. W. M. Wingfield, he said. Rev. L. D. Davenport, president of the conference, will deliver the message. Res-. T. H. Green, pastor of the First Baptist M. B. Church at Cape Glriudeau, Mo., spoke to the alliance yesterday on the International Sunday School program planned for July 4. Read Courier News Want Ads. Monette High to Have Football Team Next Fall Dick Parker, formerly of Wilson nnd now football and basketball coach at Monetle, will organize that school's first grid team this Fall. Mr. Parker was named athletic director at Monette this year. A graduate of Arkansas State College at Jonesboro, he coached at Nettleton last year. White Sox are just terrible both i at home and. away. | The players themselves have no special explanation for this paradox and figure that the trend may change in the later stages of the . nice. Despite the fact that heir , clubs do better on the road than at home, most of them prefer to | play in their own parks where they get reasonably regular meals and where they are familiar with the terrain and dimensions of the park. But they discount that moral uplift they are supposed to get from home fans. The boos, they think, are a little louder than the cheers .hcse days. Priced flight.' Tastes Right/ New... 40% WHISKEY A seven by eight fool slab ot plexiglas was installed at Briggs | Stadium, Detroit, to protect television equipment^ not to mention the operators, against foul balls. The one-half inch .thick sheet can stand the impact of a baseball traveling at more than 100 miles an hour. Wffi!@B£EY AKLEKD K PROOF CO* GRAIN KEUTSALSP1RIIJ wasps®' -•siS&j Municipal Swimming Pool SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Beginning Wednesday, June 301 h, the pool at Walker Park will be open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30, admission 20c lo everybody. This change is made for the convenience of other com- •umities in this area having summer recreations! pro- CHICKASAW ATHLETIC CLUB OPERATORS 'Swim For Health and Recreation 1 Sp*ci«l Rates to Private Parlies Afler 9 T>. M. I Motley, Mgr. Phone , )%1 Four U.S. Golfers Still in Running For British Open MUIRFIELD. Scotland, June 20. (UP>— Lawson Little of Cleveland led Hie Americans home with a 144 total for two rounds today as four yanks apparently qualified for (he third round of the British Open golf tournament with several still on the I course. Utlle, Prank Stranahan oj Toledo, o., Johnny Bulla of Phoenix. Ariz., and Sgl. Charles Rotar of Canton, o.. all had 3G-hole totals under the ISO to 154 which probably would be needed when the field is, cut to 100 for tomorrow. Little shot a 74 today for a 144 total. Stranahan nul a IS with his 70 of yesterday for 145. 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