The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 11, 1953
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PAOB BLYTHETTLLE (ARK.) COtTRTER NEWS WttfRSDAY, JUNE M, 19B3 Pitching Plagues O'Neill But Phillies Still Win Br BEN PHLEGAR AP Sporti Writer The Philadelphia Phillies have the day off today but their pitchers have been working so often they may show up at the ball park and begin throwing just from force of habit. At the start of the season Manager Steve O'Neill's biggest problem was finding one more starter to go with his big three. Now he's trying to locate three more starters to go with his big one. ,.,,,. "• • out and got dividends In the night game with the heavy hitting coming from Enos Slaughter, four for four, and Stan Musial, a double and single in three trips. In the Detroit contest — yankee pinch hitters Johnny Mize and Yogi Berra^sparked a seven - hit. Despite his troubles O'Neill stl has a winning ball club. The Phil lies have taken eight out of 1 and four straight since their cur rent home stand opened a wee ago Tuesday. They won a pal from Chicago last night, 9-1 am 8-5. and moved within four game of the league-leading Milwauke Braves. In the dozen contests O'Neill ha gotten a route-going performance three times—three victories b; Robin Roberts, the league's best Anywhere from two to five pitcher have seen action in each of thi other games. Steve Ridzlk worket in six of the 12 and Jim Konstantj and Karl Drews in five apiece. O'Neill opened the year with . pitching rotation of Roberts, Cur Simmons, and then either Drew. or Konstanty or both. Now Sim mons is out indefinitely with an injured foot and neither Drews noi Konstanty has been able to go with out help. Both have been working US relief pitchers as often starters. Roberts Wins Tenth Roberts became the first pitcher In either league to win 1Q games as he picked up the decision in the first game last night. Konstanty started and won the nightcap, although Ridzik and Drews were to action before It ended. The Phils' fate now appears to depend on Roberts' continued bril. liant form and on how long O'Neill can remain a successful juggler. The Braves kept a game in front of the Brooklyn Dodgers by E ing New York, 6-5. The Dodgers hammered 13 hits off Cincinnati pitching to whip the Redlegs, 13-3. St. Louis -won for the third time In 10 road games, 5-1 over Pittsburgh. In the American League, the New York Yankees trimmed Detroit, 11-4, for their 13th straight and Cleveland nipped the Washington Senators, 2-1, for their seventh in a row. The Yanks lead the Indians by 5% games. Boston moved into third place vith a pair of victories over the fit. Louis Browns, 11-2. and 3-2, with Jimmy Plersall equaling a major league record with six straight hits in the opener. Philadelphia edged Chicago, 2-1. The big blows in Milwaukee's success at the Polo Grounds were home runs by Eddie Mathews and Sid Gordon. Mathews' poke was his 18th of the season and put him out in front In the league's home run race. Gordon's came with two aboard In the eighth and provided the winning runs. Brooklyn broke open a 3-3 tie fltth three runs In the sixth and frosted the cake with seven more in the eighth. Manager Eddie Stanky sent his Cardinals through a long day work- seven-run rally in the sixth inning. Mike Garcia, finally flashing the form he showed last season, set the Senators down on four hits at Cleveland. if. ^ if. Piersall's six-for-six spree led a 19-hlt Boston attack in the first game at St. Louis, but the Red Sox had to scrnmblc for the second when they were outhit, 11-10. The White Sox, as hard up for good starting pitchers as any team in the Icnguc, gave relief ace Sandy Consuegra his first starting assignment but forgot to get him some ruhs. They managed a single tally off Hurry Byrd in the first, then were blanked. * * * Browns Lose Two; Cards Stop Bucs By The Associated Press A double defeat at the hands of Boston's Red Sox last night put the St. Louis Browns on the short end of the scort for the ninth straight game. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W 33 33 28 26 23 18 Pittsburgh 17 Chicago ,. 14 Milwaukee .. Brooklyn Philadelphia St. Louis — New York ... Cincinnati ... Pet. O.B .868 — .660 1 .609 4 .542 7 .479 10 .391 14 .333 17 Vi .298 IS'/? AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 36 Cleveland 30 Boston 28 W L Pet. G.B. Washington ,. Chicago .... Philadelphia . St. Louis .... Detroit 11 27 27 22 28 19 33 38 .168 — .652 5',4 S4 .538 lO'/i 24 .529 11 24 .529 11 !«1 16 .315 19 1 .220 26' SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 37 25 .597 32 26 .552 32 29 .525 4'/4 Birmingham Memphis ... Nashville .. Little Bock Atlanta .... New Orlenas Mobile Chattanooga 29 28 .509 31 30 .508 29 31 .483 26 34 .433 22 25 .386 12>/ 2 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 6 New York 5 Brooklyn 13 Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 0-8 Chicago 1-5 AMEIUCAN LEAGUE New York 11 Detroit 4 Cleveland 2 Washington 1 Philadelphia 2 Chicago 1 Boston 11-3 St. Louis 2-2 Dick Gernert's second Inning homer proved to be the difference the second game of the twi- night doubleheader as the Browns went down, 3-2. The Sox won the 'irst game, hammering five Srownie hurlers for 19 hits for an 11-2 victory. It was the second time this year hat the Browns had lost nine straight games. Boston outfielder Jim Piersall got ilx straight hits In the first game to tie a major league record for he most hits in n nine inoin^ game. But he failed to hit safely n five trips to the plate In the ilghtcap. The Browns lost a chance to tie >r win the second game in the ilghth inning when they loaded the jases on three straight singlet,, vith one out nur railed to score. In Pittsburgh, Manager Eddie itanky put his Cardinals through Pee-Wee League } lans Complete Eighf-to-Nine Year Baseball Circuit Meeting Tomorrow Plans for the organization of n pee-wee" baseball league for boys Iffht and nine years of ago have ecu completed and the loague is chetluled to be formally organized omorrow, it was announced torlny. All boys eight and nine years of Sports Roundup — Lippy May Be On His Way Out fty GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP)—Men close to the New York Giants, including newsmen who follow the club most of their waking hours, are becoming more convinced eacli day that colorful Leo Durocher is serving- his last term as manager of the Polo Grounders — and that he doesn't care if he is. the strong opinion that Leo fully in- (relations between Leo and Ms boss, Horace Stoneham, have cooled appreciably since the Giants won their flag on Bobby Thomson's tends to quit the game at the end of the current season, or m a y b e even before that if he Is pushed, and /! plunge into a new career as a pro|';7 •'! ducer of sports films for television : ^«^i; in Hollywood. He ?M ,\ is supposed to have confided as much to intimates. As the latest "proof" of Leo's Leo Durocher scorn for his baseball future is As the latest "proof" of Leo's scorn for his baseball future is cited his raging tirade against all National League umpires after the Giants dropped a close decision to Milwaukee two nights ago and he had been thumbed from the park for the second straight day. Leo insisted he was talking for the record too. Relation Cool ."Don't tell me," he fumed, "that they don't get together before the game and decide that the first time a .certain person says something he's going to be put out of the game. They do the same (Eddie) Stanky." There Is the additional fact that dramatic home run two years ago. Horace was Irritated by his manager's hint about going Hollywood last winter after he had berm Riven n contract covering only the pies- ent campaign. Relations between Leo and his shortstop-captain, Alvin Dark, remain strained in adversity. Produce or Else While-Stonelmm still appreciates Durocher's managerial gifts, whiqh have been amply proved since he took over as Brooklyn's playing pilot H years ago, those near the Giants president felt as far bnck as the early spring that Leo would have to produce this season, or else. Unless the Giants land a yurc- fire starting pitcher before the trading deadline on Monday there can be no guarantee they will finish in the first division. The most popular candidate to succeed Durocher, If and when ho turns in his suit for a higher art form, Is Freddie Fllzslmmons. The former knuckleballer just has been detached from Leo's coaching staff and sent up to Minneapolis to try to manage that farm club out of j the American Association cellar. a stiff morning workout and the Birds came through with a 5-1 victory over the Pirates. Enos Slaughter, with four hits in us many trips to the plnte, and Stan Musfal, with two hits in three trys, led the CimUnnls' attack. Joe Prcsko received credit for Mis fourth victory against five defeats although he needed help from Hnl White in the eighth. Prcsko had allowed four hits, including ti homer by Prank Thomas, until the eighth when the Pirates opened with two consecutive singles. White came on to stop the impending rally. age that are interested in playing in the league, are asked to report to Little Park on Walnut Street at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow for completion of the league organization. The Pec-Wee League is being or- ganised as a branch of the Little League. The new league will be find need by the Little League and, for the time being, will be under the direct; supervision of the Little League's Board of Commissioners. Boys participating in the new league will be required to furnish all playing equipment with the ex- eoption of bulls und bats. Balls, bat.s und one set of cutehing equipment will be furnished by the league, A .spokesman for the Little Le»Kue staled thnt several coaches and managers for teams in Mie new Ii'iigut! are still needed and adults interested In coaching a (rain in the leaf-lie should contact George Clark at the Courier News or J. P. Garrott at the BlythevHIe Y. Stanky s Role As Peacemaker Saves 2 Mates PITTSBURGH I/P\ — St. Louis Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanley's "peace maker" rolo. at Brooklyn last Saturday saved two of his players SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 1 Ne-w Orleans 4 Birmingham 5 Little Rock 4 (13 innings) Memphis 7 Atlanla 2 Nashville 5 Mobile 2 . Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at New York—Wilson (2-3) vs. Jalisco (5-5) Cincinnati at Brooklyn—Podbie- lan (4-4) vs. Podres (2-2) St. Louis at Pittsburgh—Miller (0-2) vs. Lindell (2-7) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit—McDonald (1-2) vs. Houtteman (2-5) Washington at Cleveland—Mas- ierson (3-6) vs. Gromlck (1-0) Boston at St. Louis—Nixon (1-1) vs. Trucks (5-3) Philadelphia at Chicago—kellner (6-5) vs. Dobson (4-4) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Little Rock Atlanta at 'Memphis New Orleans at Chattanooga Mobile at Nashville (2) from a suspension by National League President Warren Giles. Botli shortstop Solly Hemua and Catcher Del Rice were lined »50 for their protest to umpire Bill Enen over a ball and strike call. The Cardinals were defeated by he Dodgers, 5-4. when Gil Hodges lit a three-run homer in the ninth nnlng after the call which the jiayers contended should have been a third strike. Suspension Was Close In telegrams to the Cardinals here, Giles said the players would have been suspended If Stanky hadn't tried to control them. Stanky j shoved Rice away from the umpire and then rushed over to atop Hcmus' action after the game WOE over. However, Stanky was fined $50 by Giles for his action In a game at Philadelphia last Wednesday. Stanky was ejected from the game by umpire Frank Dascoli after arguing over a play on the baselines. 157 Teeing Off for U S Open Title Trial Rounds Prove Oakmont Can Be Beat By HUGH FULLERTON JH. OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — The two experimental qualifying- rounds of the 53rd National Open Golf Championship have shown that the manufactured ''monster," Oakmont, can be mastered like any mechanical toy. Today 157 of the nation's best golfers set out in dead earnest to reassert their mastery of the storied golf course in the 72 holes of what used to be the entire Open. All previous scores, Including Jimmy Clark's 6 under par 66 that set a new competitive record for the 6,916-yard Oakmont course were wiped out with the start of the tournament proper. Borog Automatic Qualifier Not a player of importance failed tc- finish Inside the qualifying limit of 156 strokes for the two rounds. One, Defending Champion Julius Boros, was exempt. So about all that was proved by the new qualifying round, sharply criticized by some of the players, was that Oakmont can be licked. That was done quite thoroughly by Clark, a 32-year-old touring pro who has won little more than peanuts In four years on the tournament trail. His round of 34-32-66 yesterday was the best ever recorded In competition at Oakmont. And nis two-day total of 138 earned him the qualifying medal and $250 cash irize by a two-stroke margin over 1949 Open Champion Cary Middlecoff. Oakmont Loses Charm And the course over which only one player had broken 300 for 12 loles in two previous National Open Championships submitted meekly to a handful of other un- awed golfers. Actually, the narrow, deep-roughed Pittsburgh Field Club Course, where half the qualifying rounds were played, proved a ougher scoring proposition. Long-hitting Chick Harbert shot KING SIZED—Ajl 300 pounds of Tokitsuyama grins from here to there holding a trophy almost as large as he is after winning Japan's sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo. (NBA) Farmers Beat Juveniles in Y Softball Play The Young Fanners of America notched a 10-5 win in Y Commercial League softball play at Maloney Park yesterday at the expense of the Jouveniles, the league's newest member. After getting a four-run lead in the first three innings .the fanners added two more in the fifth, but had to halt a threatening rally by the Juveniles in the lower half of that frame to maintain their edge. With the score 6-5, the Y.F.A. got 6 there Tuesday—and skied to an 82 at Oakmont yesterday. But .hree of the four rounds, in the 60s were played at Oakmont and par Was broken oftener there. Ben Hogan, winner of three of ;he last five Open championships, qualified with ordinary rounds of 77-73-150. He hurt his back Tuesday on the first round, had it. treated and then didn't notice It again until the last three holes yesterday, when he tired and went five strokes over par. Still he's regarded as the man to beat. Kiwanis Dumps Rota ryClubl 2-1 The Kiwanis Club kept pace with the Lions Club in the Little League yesterday by trouncing the Rotary Club, 12-1, behind the steady, four-hit pitching of Don Stallings. • Complete master all the way behind the big early lead, young Don doled out three scattered safeties until the sixth inning when Billy Ross spoiled the shut-out bid with a ttr- • rific home run for the only Rotary score. He tossed out Curtis Branscum on an easy tap to the mound to end the game, but the damage already was done. Don fanned 12 and did not issue a base on balls while racking up his second straight victory. He also collected three hits, as did Jimmy Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs, Aubrey Bruce. The Kiwanis lost no time getting to Tex Berry Autry Turner, who went the route for the Rotary and was tagged for 10 hits. Stalling's first single, and Bruce's double, with a couple of errors and a fielder's choice sandwiched in, got them off to a three run lead in the first. They picked up three more in the second on one baggers by Bobby Jacques, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jacques, and Stallings. an infield error and K Jimmy Marshall's timely double that netted a pair. Jimmy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Marshall. Tex lost the bead on the plate in the third when he walked three, which combined with singles by Jacques and Bruce, a wild pitch, passed ball and an error gave the Kiwanis four more tallies. Bruce accounted for the last two Kiwanis markers in the last of the fifth when he poled a long triple with Jacques and Stallings on base. ' Fielding Gems Although one sided, the game was not without fine fielding. Branscum raced behind second to stop Stalling's tihrd single in the fifth, al- thuogh unable to make a play on the speedy hurler. Don Tinker, son of Mr. and Mrs. H E. Tinker, turned one in the sixth and three more in the seventh to insure their sixth win of the season against two losses. The farmers 10-hit attack included doubles by J. Gurley, Duncan, two by S. Gurley, and a triple by C. Lutes. C. Gurley was the winning hurler, giving up seven hits to the juveniles. Phillips and Privet* had doubles for the lads while Mosley slugged a triple. Don-is was the losing pitcher. in a major league one-handed stab of Jimmy Lendennie's fly in short right field which had Texas Leaguer written all over it. Turner did a fine job of fiedlng his position, as did his mound rival, Stallings. Marshall made a nice play on Jerry Hodge's pop fly in the sixth. The box score: ROTARY CLtIB AB H PO A Jarrett, Ib-rf 3 J. Lendennie, c 3 Hodge. 3b 3 Ross, 2b 3 Branscum. ss 3 Coleman, If 2 Westbrook, cf 2 Garner, rf 1 Huey, Ib 1 Turner, p 2 23 KIWANIS CLUB AB H PO A 3200 330 Jacques, ss Stallings, p Tinker. 2b Bruce, Ib Marshall, c Palsgrove, 3b Austin, cf G. Lendennie cf McDowell, rf Cure, rf Davis, If N. Austin was a courtesy runner for Marshall in 1st inning. Score by innings: Rotary Club 000 001 - 1 Kiwanis Club 3J4 02x - 12 Summary: Runs — Ross, Jacques 3, Stallings 4, Tinker 2. Bruce, J. L. Austin, Davis. Runs batted In — Bruce 3, Marshall 3. Palsgrove, Jacques, Ross. Errors — Jarrett, Ross 2, Huey, Palsgrove. Two base hits — Bruce, Marshall, Huey. Three base 'hit — Bruce. Home run — Ross. Base oh' balls — off Turner 5. Strikeouts —' Stallings 12, Turner 8. Left on bases — Rotary 4. Kiwanis 4. Umpires — O'Neill, Kittany and Monaghan. Time: 1:19. 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