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PACK TEN BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COCTirBR MBW1 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, TWt Tribe May Cause Stir In American Loop Yet Br BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Overshadowed by the big bad Yankees, the hopeful Cleveland Indians are brewing thei own private little winning streak in their Ohio wigwam. If they can nurse it to the boilinj, point bv the weekend, there may yft be some excitement in the American League pennan race. The second-place Indians, fa games back of New York, have won seven out of eight and six in a row on their current home stand agains the Eastern clubs. Two games remain against Washington before thr Yonks come In Friday night for i four-game series. While the New Yorkers have been blowing down most of their foes with amazing ease in winning a doz- Brownies Lose Again By One Run Cards Lose On Pinch-Hit Home Run By The Associated Press One run spelled the difference again for the St. Louis Browns at Busch Stadium last night. This time the Brownies lost to the Boston Red Sox, 6-5. It was the club's 14th loss by a single tally this season. The defeat was helped along by homers by Hoot Eversand Gene Stephens and able relief hurling by Ellis Kinder. Maury McDermott, the Red Sox starter, had things going his way until 93-degree heat at the park got the best of him In the eighth. Rookie Don Larson, the Browns' starter, was tagged'for his fourth defeat against one victory. He was knocked out in the fifth. Mnrlln Stuart, Bobo Holloman and Satchel Paige followed him to the mound. Two of the Brownies runs came in the eighth on Bob Elliott's fifth homer of the year. Rice, Lowrey Homer Meanwhile ,in Pittsburgh, the St. en straight, the Indians have had to scramble all the way. Three of their victories, including last nisihfs 2-1 squeaker over Washington, hiive been by one-run margins. And in five of the games they have had to come from behind, or break a tie, to win. Against Washington, Bob Lemon gave up only two hits but trailed 1-0 after 7'i Innings. The Indians loaded the bases with two out in the eighth and got their two runs when pinch-hitter Hank Majeski scratched a single off the glove of pitcher Johnny Schrnitz. Pitchers Improved with New York this season. Bu with Lemon. Bobby Feller and Mik Garcia all .showing fine form th pn.st. week, the forthcoming serle mitrht produce something different The Detroit Tigers tried mlgluil: to expand their one-game winning .streak fit tlii? expense of the Yan kees, but failed. 3-2, when Tom Gor man stopped I hem cold after they had chflsod fitarter Vic Raschi. Chicago climbed back into i third-place tie with Washington b: defeating Philadelphia, 5-1, on i three-hit, effort by Billy Pierce. Tlv Boston Red Sox outlasted th< Browns in OS-degree St. Louis, heat Cleveland has looked might piti- j «-*;., ,_ ^^ . [s one . ful In losing its first three games 61 Outlasts Mead's in Y Bay Window Mead's Clothiers put up a last- ditch rally in an effort to overcome a 61 Implement Company ead In the Bay Window League yesterday, but the drive fell one run short and the tractor-men sal- 'aged an 11-10 victory. Trailing 11-4 going into the fiftl nning. Mead's came up with a Bis un splurge on six singles and a •wine run by Childs. The Clothiers got their first four uns in the Initial inning, but Cl ame back in their half to garner even tallies on seven hits, includ- ng a double by Gray and u homer ay Chapman. They added three more in the second and one in the hird. Meharg was the winning pitcher, vhlle Childs Was the loser for rlead's. Louis Cardinals dropped a daylight contest to the Pirates, 7-4. Eddie Pellagrinl broke up the 4-4 tie game in the eighth inning with a pinch-hit three-run homer. Bob Hall pitched the route for the Pirates and helped his own cause with a homer and single in lour trips to the plate. Del Rice and Peanuts Lowrey hit homers for the Cardinals. Harvey Haddix, who survived a Wobbly start, was the victim of Pellagrini's game-winning homer. Turpin Will Fight Young-Olson Winner in NYC LONDON I/PI — New York fight fans today were assured of seeing a full-fledged world middleweight championship bout this autumn involving Randy Turpin, the British belter. Just who his opponent will be won't be decided until a week from Friday when Paddy Young ami Bobo Olson meet in New York, The winner will have the somewhat unenviable task of trying to stop Turpin. Randy made a hncked up mess of Charles Humez' face and reputation last night in a 15-rouncier 'or the English and European version of the ch.'impionship. game National Lwiyue lead, whipping the New York Giants, 4-2, after second-place Brooklyn had snapped Cincinnati's five-game winning streak with four home runs, 10-6. Three-Kim Homer A three-run pinch-hit homer by Eddie Pellagrini helped the Pittsburgh Pirates end their five-game losing spell at the expense of the St. Louis Cardinals. 7-4. Philadelphia edfif'd Chicago, 10-9, on Del Earns' ninth inning home run. After spotting the Yankees two runs In the first inning the Tigers squared matters in the fourth. But Gorman. took over with two runs home, one out and ft man on base and held the cellar dwellers hitless and helpless until the ninth. They managed a pair of singles in the ninth but couldn't move the tyin run past .second base. Home nniis by Hoot Evers and Gene Stephens helped Boston build a 6-2 lead at St. Louis, just enough to withstand a three-run Brownie rally in the eighth. Brooks Get Four Homers Home rims came wholesale at Eb~ butts Field with the Dodgers getting four and Cincinnati two. One of the Cincinnati blows was by Ted KHtszcwskl, his 17th of the year, tying him for the league lend with Brooklyn's Roy Campnnella and Milwaukee's Edclin- Mnthews. The other wn.s by Gus Bell. Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges Pee Woe Reese and Duke Snider cleared the fences for Brooklyn. Warren Spnhn pitched and batted the Braves to victory over the Giants. The veteran left-hander hit a home rim and two singles, driving in two runs, while scattering 10 New York hits. Pinch hitters saved the day for itsbursh. Trailing 4-3 in the eighth the Pirates rallied as Prank Thomas singled and pinch hitter Johnny Lindeli walked, Pete Castlglione hit ;>inch-slngle to set up Pellegrini's homer. Ehvin (Preacher) Roe, southpaw nc£ of thp Brooklyn Dodgers, was given his nickname at the age of three in his home town, Ash Flat Ark. Sports Roundup — Mathews Challenges By GAYI.E TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — From what has been seen of him around liore the- past few days, Ed Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves is ready right now" to step up and challenge Mickey Mantle's right to be called the most sensational young player in baseball today. The kid third baseman is in the league training before they became ' big league regulars last season. Each of them led his league in striking out last .season, Mathews whiffing 115 times and Mantle 111. Playing with a lifeless club in Boston, Mathews hit o nly in streaks and closed with an unimpressive .2-12 average. Mickey, surrounded by champions, posted a .311 mark. MfUhcw.s freely attributes his great improvement to playing before Milwaukee's idolatrous fans. Matched in Fielding; As of this writing the Milwaukee midst of a terrific hitting streak that has carried him to the top, or near the top, in , almost every slugging department in the National League. The power in his bat has done more than anything else to convince the eastern half of the circuit finally that the Braves are a genuine pennant threat. There's a popular belief that Mantle will finish the season leading the American League in practically everything. That would be a World Series worth seeing if the two glamorous sophomores should wind up battling one another for individual honors in the playoff while Milwaukee goes completely demented. Amazing Parallel There is an amazing parallel oetween the two most exciting youngsters to hit the big top in recent years. For one thing, their birth dates are only a week apart, Mickey the Yank being that much younger than his rival. Mathews was born Oct. 13, 1931, at Texarkana, Tex. Mickey came into the world seven days later at Commerce, Okla., in the same general neck of the woods. Each of them entered organized ball in 1949 and had enjoyed approximately the same minor TV and RADIO SERVICE Irons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Mothis ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 206 W. Main Ph. 2071 niaccr was, tied for the National League home run lend with 17. Mickey had collected only eight. Unlike Mantle, who hits with about, equal power from either side of the plate, Mathews Is strictly a lefty swinger. While his speed has not been compared to that of Mantle, who reputedly gets to first bn.se faster than any other' player in the game, the Braves phcnoni is fur from slow. In Holding skill Mathews is fully n match for the marvelous Oklahoman this year. Frankly, he wasn't last season. Watch NEW Tune in regularly far latest world news plus total news... brief, complete and interesting. 9:30 pm WMCT Channel 5 Monday thru Friday A public tervko brought to you by ISSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY and your neighborhood Esso D0alar TMAT MAN ,4/M/VU AT BAffBALL't TWO A<O*r COVBTED SLUGS RUTH'S to HOMt*9 AHO 8«(C«-SU/tT K'li-SO*/* rto BSI'S— SHOULD 8E PPOOKLYN'6 ROY Hack Wii«on RBJ'« BfCAUSS NOT OfJLY if, urn HITTIH& Line TH« TWO Of THEM PUT •' ...we'* A. PHYSICAL. m COM POLITE OFF THfcM/TOO ' :SL Will Appeal Trautman's Ruling HELENA, Ark. (AP) — The Executive Committee of he National Association of Professional Minor Baseball eagues will be asked to rule on a forfeited game in t h e otton States League which grew out of Hot Springs' at- empted use of a Negro pitcher. Minor League Boss George rautman last Saturday disallowed le game forfeited to Jackson over ot Springs. Trautman said the ame was invalid because color nes entered Into the decision. He dded that no league can prevent player from being used because his race, creed or color. But Al Hnraway, president of the otton States League, said here last ght that "Trautman's decision 11 be appealed to the Executive ommittee of the National Asso- atlon of Professional Minor cagues." In handing down the decision, •autman contended the forfeiture based on the fact that Hot irings had put Jim Tugerson, a egro pitcher, on the club roster. Charges Violation Haraway ordered the May 20 me forfeited because of what described as Hot Springs' viola- on of an agreement with the rest the league not tt use the Florae Villa, Fla., Negro brothers, Jim id Leander Tugerson. Hot Springs originally purchased e Tugersons from the Indianapo- Clowns of the Negro American lague. When the rest of the league ejected and voted to oust Hot jrings, the Bathers got a favor- able ruling from Trautman. But rather than take the chance of disrupting the Class C circuit, the Bathers optioned the Tugersons to Knoxville of the Class D Mountain States League. Hat 10-3 Record After a run of poor attendance and second division status, Hot Springs recalled Jim Tugerson and attempted to pitch him May 20. Haraway stepped in and forfeited the game. Hot Springs once again returned Tugerson to Knoxville, where he has posted a 10-3 record. After Trautman's most recent ruling, Hot Springs officials Indicated they may elect to again recall Jim Tugerson. In announcing the decision to appeal, Haraway branded as untrue reports he would resign as a result of the Inter league squabble. Haraway, in a companion announcement, said the league's Ail- Star game will go on as scheduled at Hot Springs July 13. Haraway said the host of ralnouts early in the season would have to be made up through doubleheaders and open dates. Read Courier News Classified Ads. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee Brooklyn .. Philadelphia W L Pet. GB 32 15 .681 32 17 .653 26 18 .591 1 St. Louis 25 22 .532 7 New York 23 24 .489 9 Cincinnati 18 27 .400 13 Pittsburgh 11 33 .340 16| Chicago 14 31 .311 17 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B .... 35 U .161 — ... 29 16 .644 5'/ 2 ... 27 23 .540 10 ... 27 23 .540 10 ... 26 24 .520 11 ... 21 29 .420 16 .... 19 31 .380 18 ... 71 38 .224 25!4 New York .. Cleveland ... Washington . Chicago Boston Philadelphia St. Louis .... Detroit SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham . ... 36 25 .590 Memphis 31 21 .544 3 Little Rock 29 27 .518 4 Atlanta 31 29 .517 4 Nashville 31 29 .517 4 New Orleans . ..29 30 .492 6 Mobile . 26 33 .441 9 Chattanooga . ... 21 35 .375 12'.i Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 4 New York 2 Brooklyn 10 Cincinnati 6 Pittsburgh 7 St. Louis 4 Philadelphia 10 Chicago 9. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3 Detroit 2 Cleveland 2 Washington 1 Chicago 5 Philadelphia 1 Boston 6 St. Louis 5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 11 Chattanooga 3 Birmingham 2 Little Rock 1 Nashville 10 Mobile 3 Memphis 6 Atlanta 1 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at New York—Bick- ord (1-4) vs. Hearn (4-4) Cincinnati at Brooklyn — Wehmeier (1-2) vs. Roe (2-2) St. Louis, at Pittsburgh—Presto 3-5) vs. Dickson (4-6) or Friend (1-6). Chicago at Philadelphia (21— Hacker (2-9) and Klippstein (4-4) Roberts (9-3) and Konstanty 4-3) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit—Sain (6) vs. Hoeft (3-3) Boston at St. Louis (2)—Parell (7-3) and Hudson (1-4) vs. 'illette (1-2) and Trucks (5-3) or ianier (0-0) Philadelphia at Chicago—Kellner 6-5) or Byrd (4-6) vs. Consuegra 1-0) Washington at Cleveland—Dixon 2-1) vs. Garcia (6-3) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Nashville New Orleans at Chattanooga Atlanta at Memphis Birmingham at Little Rock 'horoughhred Honored OCEANPORT. N. J. UPj —Mon- louth Park's "Salvator Mile", one f 18 stakes events on the 1953 rac- ng schedule, honors one of Monmouth's mightiest thoroughbreds. Juring three years of campaigning, Salvator was defeated only three imes. He proved his mettle in 1890 vhen he raced a mile against time ver the Monmouth straightaway to stablish a speed mark for the dis- ance of l:35Vi. Lions Shutout Legion in LL The Lions Club passed its first major test of the 1958 season and with flying colors by disposing of an aroused American Legion, 5-0, Tuesday afternoon, to take temporary possession of first place in the Little League. In hanging up the campaign's in- catch ot Killett's low liner in th« itial shutout, Joe Bratcher. Lion ace, shaded Glynn Dale Howard, his southpaw rival, in a fast and exciting pitchers' battle. In total hits the two stars were all even at three apiece, but one of the Lions' blows was a rousing three-run homer by Larry Fitzgerald, ons of Mr. anc Mrs. W. F. Fitzgerald, that sewed up the game in the explosive fifth. Young Bratcher fanned 11 with faultless control, while the Yarbro lefty racked up five strikeouts walked one and plunked a batter. It was a scoreless duel until the fifth when the roo'f caved Glynn Dale. As far as earned runs were concerned the contest shoulc have progressed farther, since al Lion runs were made after the side should have been retired. Neither threatened seriously before the exlosion. although both senl runners as far as third in both lalves of the second. In the upper half DOUET Dorris was safe on Jimmy Killett's fumble. Bratcher bore down and fanned Bob Peek and Don Bunch. Jerry Rounsavall singled to eft, sending Dorris racing to third But Lovelace fanned. Outburst in Fifth Fitzgerald singled sharply to cen- ,er and was nearly trapped off first as Dorris spearel Bratcher's liner. 'itzgerald legged it on to third as Dorris fumbled Bill Simmon's slow ap then threw badlp to second. Howard choked off the threat by vhlffing Tommy Seay and Billy Nelson. Then came the deciding outburst. Nelson started it quite inauEpiciously vith a strikeout, but Jesse Raspberry ived on Billy Hatch's error. Frank Alford was safe when Peek failed o find a handle on his grounder s Raspberry took third. Danny rtorris caught a pitch on his left eg. filling the bases. Killett, son of 'immy Killett, Luxora third base- nan, and Mrs. Killett, smote one to enter scoring Raspberry and Alord, with Morris moving on over third. Fitzgerald cleaned the :>ases with his tremendous sock past 'ohnny Plunkett in centerfield. Bratcher locked the door and hrew away the key in the top half f the sixth, by disposing of Bob Vhite on a grounder to Simmons at hird. then blazed the ball past loward and Dorris for consecutive trikeouts. Don Bunch, small son of Mr. and Irs. Milton Bunch, contributed he game's field gem, a shoe string f IrSt inning. 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