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PAGE BIGHT BLTTHEVILLB fARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE, IS, 1958 Gloomy Day as Tribe Faces Yankee Realism By ED CORRIGAN AP Sports Writer Unless Al Lopez is an incurable optimist who wears rose colored glasses e v e n in the dark, he could do worse than give his Cleveland Indians a little talk today — something like ' S ' "We've tried everything to beat those Yanks, but whatever we do, they manage to go us one better When we streak, they put together a better streak. When we have the pitch- in? thev manage to get the big blow to beat us. When we have the hitting, they outslug us. Let's concentrate on nailing down second place this year and give it another whirl in 1954. ff, fft ¥• & * * Haddix, Mizell Give Redbirds Two Wins Until a week ago, Lopez was sill talking pennant. At least the In dians were within hailing distance of the Yankees at that time. Bu the clean sweep of the four-game aeries that ended with a double conquest, 6-2 and 3-0, for the Yanks yesterday, just about knock the breath and hope out of the Tribe. Casey Stengel and his swashbuckling crew now are 10% games ahead of the Indians with the season not half over. That's like spotting Native Dancer a couple of furlongs in a mile race. The time has come, In fact, to talk about records, rather than who is going to win the American League pennant. The Yanks have won 18 games in a row, which is the third longest winning streak in American League history. Back in 1906, the Chicago white Sox put together a skein of 19 games, and the Yanks of 1947 duplicated the feat. Both won the pennant. Giants Have Record The New York Giants of 1916 set the major league record of 26 straight victories, a mark within the reach of the Yanks' at the rate they are going. The 1916 Giants, by the way, finished fourth. Fifteen of the Yanks' triumphs have been on the road. This Is one short of the American League record set by the Senators, and two under the major league mark by the same 1916 giants. The crowd of 74,708 on hand to watch yesterday's proceedings must have been disappointed. Yank Catcher 'Yogi Berra actually knocked in enough runs to win each game. In the opener, Yogi hit a home run off Bob Lemon with two on In the eighth with his team behind, 2-1. Then in the second game, he clouted a triple in the fourth with two more mates aboard. Lemon was the loser of the first, mnd Mike Oarcla, who permitted only seven hits, was the victim In the nightcap. Johnny Sain, Bob Kuzava and Allle Reynolds all saw service for the Yanks In the first game. Kuzava was the winner. Vic Raschi tossed the shutout In the second contest, yielding Just three hits. Brownies Sink Lower On the subject of streaks, the Bt. Louis Browns lost their 14th straight when they took a twin shellacking from the Philadelphia A's, 4-1 and 3-1. This equalled the Browns' longest losing streak which the 1940 club managed to run up and Is only six short of the American League record of 20 set by the Boston Red Sox of 1906 and the A's of '16 and '43. The Chicago White Sox moved Into third place with a pair of triumphs over the Red Sox, 6-0 and 1-0. The White Spx now hold By The Associated Press A pair of younger left-hander's were in great shape yesterday at the Polio Grounds and hurled the St. Louis Cardinals to 1-0 and 9-4 victories over the New York Giants — stretching the Eed Birds winning streak to five, their longest of the year. Harvey Haddix gave up just five hits In a first-game duel with Sal Maglie. The Redbirds touched Maglie for just seven blows, one a two- bagger by Peanuts Lowrey in the fifth leading to the only run. Lowrey took third on Ray Jablonski's Single to right and scored on Steve Bilko's lazy grounder to Maglie which went for a hit. After Haddix posted his seventh victory, Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell took over. He had some support in the second game as the Redbirds unleashed 13 hits off Ive New York pitchers. Eight walks and four Giant errors helped. Doubles by Stan Musial and Del Rice and a triple by Solly Hemus were the heavy blows. 14 Straight At Busch Stadium the Browns continued setting records of a sort as they tumbled twice before the 'hiladelphia Athletics, 4-1 and 3-1. The defeats ;nade ft 14 straight or the Browns, a new . high—or ow—for the season since the last- place Detroit Tigers stopped a re- :ent string at 13. Don Larsen matched Harry Byrd vith scoreless ball for five innings tut the 'A's touched Larscn for ive hits and three runs in the ixth frame. Johnny Groth's sixth nning single drove in the long St. Louis run. Byrd was at his best with Brownies on base and managed to strand 12 of them. In the nightcap the A's picked up their runs one at a time, one of them on Cass Michaels' sixth inning homer. Michaels drove in an eighth Inning run with a long fly. .The Browns single score came in the eighth as Roy Sievers singled and Vic Wertz doubled. Carl Schelb pitched the second game victory for Philadelphia and Harry Brecheen took his eighth loss of the season. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B Milwaukee 37 17 .685 — Brooklyn 36 17 .679 >/, Philadelphia 29 20 .592 614 St. Louis 30 22 .577 6 New York 24 28 .463 12 Cincinnati 20 30 .400 15 Pittsburgh 18 39 .SIS'20'/ a Chicago 14 35 .286201/2 " "™~ 'fi AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 41 Cleveland 30 Chicago 30 Washington 29 Boston 30 Philadelphia 27 St. Louis 19 Detroit 13 Pot. G.B. .788 — .588 10'/ 2 .536 13 .527 13'/ 2 .526 13 '/ 2 .482 16 .333 241/2 .241 29 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham ... 33 27 .585 — Nashville 37 26 .561 l>/4 Memphis 34 28 .548 2'/ 2 Atlanta 33 32 .508 5 Jttle Rock 30 31 .492 6 ••Jew, Orleans ... 31 34 .477 7 Chattanooga ... 26 36 .419 10'/ 2 Mobile 27 39 .409 ll>/ 2 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 6-6 Chicago 3-6 (second called at end of nine innings darkness) St. Louis 1-9 New York 0-4 Cincinnati 2-1 Philadelphia 1-4 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6-3 Cleveland 2-0 Chicago 6-1 Boston 0-0 Washington 6 Detroit 1 Philadelphia 4-3 St. Louis 1-1 Donkey Softball At Holland Holland's Men's Club members will stage a donkey Softball game at the Holland diamond Tuesday night. The game, which will be played with players astride donkeys, is due to get underway at 8 p.m. Michigan State halfbacks Leroy Bolcl'en and Ellis Ducket nlso were teammates on their high school track team which won the state championship in 1850. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 5-1 Chattanooga 3-6 Mobile 5-1 Memphis 12-0 Birmingham 1-0 Nashville 8-7 New Orleans 2-4 Little Rock 3-1 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at New York—Presko (4-5) vs Hearn (4-4) Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (night) —Wilson (2-4) vs Friend (1-7) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE (No games scheduled Monday) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Chattanooga New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis Birmingham at Nashville For the second successive year, no West Virginia University baseball player batted .300. The leading 1953 batter hit .286. Sports Roundup — a half-game margin over the Red Sox and the Washington Senators. Billy Pierce tossed the first shutout for the pale hose, giving up only two hits, while Sandy Consuegra threw the second. Mel Parnell lost a tough one in the nightcap. The White Sox managed to find his offerings for only four hits. In the only single American League game of the day, the Senators slugged the hapless Detroit Tigers, 6-1, behind the strong-arm hurling of Frank Shea. He was assisted with home runs by Eddie Braves Back at Top Jensen. The see-saw battle for first place In the National League continued between the Milwaukee Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The amazing Braves edged past the Brooks by winning a doubleheader from the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-3 and 8-0. Don Liddle pitched a five-hitter for Charlie Grimm's lads in the first game and Bob Buhl came right back with a two-hit job In the afterpiece. The Brooks knocked off the Chicago Cubs, 6-3, in the opener of their scheduled doubleheader with Billy Loes and Joe Blnck both working. But in the nightcap, they had to be content with a 6-aIl tie. The Dodgers were ahead, 6-2, In the ninth when Ralph Kiner smashed a home run with the bases loaded and two out to tie the count. The grand slammer was the 12th of Kiner's career and put him In a tie with Rogers Hornsby for the Tilden's Greatness Reviewed By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Sports fans who revealed in the superlatives of the giddy '20s, when Uncle Sam's athletes .rose to world heights in virtually every branch of endeavor, will ever be convinced that the- late Bill Tilden was the greatest tennis player yet seen on this planet. They are equally certain that Jack Dempsey was the best fist fighter, Bobby Jones the best goiter, Earle Sande the best Jockey, Babe Ruth the best ballplayer. In some instances the faith of the Charleston set undoubtedly Is well placed. Concerning Tilden there is at least reasonable doubt. Having seen Big Bill only after he was well past his best, we cannot speak with impressive authority. We have, however, seen all the good ones since his heyday and have talked many an hour with cx- perte who watched Tilden pile up his championships, and our conclusion Is that there have been, and are today, better tennis players than the famous PhHadelphtan was at his best. Tennis Improved There's no way of proving it. of course, but we firmly believe that ihe Jack Kramer of today could have walloped Tilden at his peak. We further believe that Fred Perry of England could have done the same, and perhaps Donald Budge. In' other words, our contention is that the caliber of tennis has Improved in the past 25 or 30 years, and the more honest of the old-I Tilden attained in his lifetime. timers say there is no doubt of it. (.Without n trace of a doubt he I played fine tennis longer than any 1 other man has, or Is likely to. For instance, we were told within the pnst year by a famous player of another country who met Tilden numerous times that Bill die- not have n really good overhead game. Having moved with the times, tills internationalist of a quarter-century ago said this would have proved a fatal weakness against the best of the moderns. Trouble With Freshmen "Another thing,".he added, "Bill hnd an awful lot of troubl with those Frenchmen, especially with Rene Lacoste, who could keep Knocking the ball back nt him. Botli Lacoste and Henri Cochet I trimmed him regularly from 1926 on. I would say Bill was about as good then as he ever had been. He was a remarkable physical specimen." There we have one of the main reasons for the sort of imortality league leadership In that depart-1 Mizell. ment. The late Lou Gehrlg holds the all-time record of 23. Ken RafleiiEberger outpitched Robin Roberts as the Cincinnati Rcdlegs bent the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, In the first game of a doublehender. The Phils came back to win the second, though, 4-1, with Carl Drews going eight innings. Harvey Haddix and Sal Maglie hooked up in another brilliant pitching duel, with the former hurling the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 triumph in the first game of a twin bill. The Cards also won the nightcap, 9-4, behind Vinegar Bend Seymour, Hays Win Blind Bogey Hubert Seymour and B. R. Hays divided top honors in a blind bogey match nt Blytheville Country Club yesterday, with five others tied for second place. The winning score was 80 while second place was 77. Seymour hnd 100 with a 20 stroke handicap, while Mr. Hays shot 98 with an 18 stroke handicap. Tied with net scores of 77 were Ralph Rushing (95, handicap 18), Harry W. Haines (85, handicap 8), E. B. Gee, Jr. (80, handicap 3), Charles Afflick (95, handicap 18), and Russell Phillips, (111, handicap 34). BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 15 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH 2 Referees Lee Fields & Lester Welch • vs. Eddie Malone & Lou Palicio 00 min, Tim* Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c 2 1-Foll Matches Malone vs. Welch Palicio vs. Fields 30 MinuN Time Limit IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OP No. 2191 JACK WISER, DECEASED NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT AS ADMINISTRATRIX Last Known Address of Decedent: LeHchville, Arkansas. Date of Death: April 21, 1953. The undersigned was appointed Administratrix of the estate of the above-name ddesedent on the 6 day of June, 1953. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred, and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 8th day of June, 1953. Irene Wiser, Administratrix of Estate of Jack Wiser, Deceased, c-o Taylor & Sudbury, Atorneye Borum Building Blytheville, Arkansas. In 1884, Milwaukee's baseball team was a member of the Union Association The club was known as the "Onions." *»* 100 PROOF IOTTLID IN IOND TtUOWSTONE INC., IOUISVIUI, KYi GREAT HAND—Robin Roberts of the Phillies shows how he grips the ball for, clock- wjse, a fast ball, curve and slider. The big fellow is well on the way to exceed his 28 victories of last season. (NEA) Indians Trade Four Players; Cards Buy Yvars from Giants CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians today made a four-for- four player swap with the Detroit Tigers, giving up shortstop Ray Boone and three pitchers for pitchers Art Houtteman and Bill Wight, catcher Joe Ginsberg and second baseman Owen Friend. The three pitchers the Indians sent to the last-place Tigers in what the tribe's front office called "a straight player trade" were veteran Steve Gromek, rookie southpaw Al Aber and Dick Weik, a right- hander off military leave who has not pitched this season because of a sore arm. The deal, on the final day of the player-trade deadline followed Cleveland's loss of four straight games here to the league-leading New York Yankees. The New York Giants announced today the sale of catcher Sal Yvars to the St. Louis Cardinals "for cash consideration beyond the waiver price," The waiver price is $10,000. There were no other players involved, the Giants said. Yvars, a native New Yorker, first played with the Giants In 1947, and has been farmed to Jersey City and Minneapolis. Heavyweight Tag Match On Tap Tonight Tag wrestling, with a bit of grudge flavoring, returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night with four top notch heavyweights scheduled to take part. Teaming In the grudge duel will be Lee Fields and Lester Welch against Eddie Malone and Lou Pa- Iclo, a newcomer. They'll meet over he best two of three falls, 90 minute time limit route. Highlighting this bout will be the )ad blood that has developed be- .ween Welch and Malone. This ;rudge was well stirred last Monday night when Welch received a ,eriffic beating and a dislocated ihoulder In a bout with Malone. Welch will be seeking to avenge ;hat beating and with Fields at his partner, the going is expected to jet wild and woolly before the night is over. Fields himself holds no love for Malone and will be out o settle a few of his own problems with the Irishman. Very little is known about Palicio, iut he comes to Blytheville highly rated after a tour of Mid-Western rings. In the two one-fall preliminary louts Malone is scheduled to meet Welch with Palicio taking on Fields. Four Pee Wee Teams Formed Group Will Work With Little League Pour teams were formed in the "Y" Pee Wee baseball league Friday. The teams were made up of eight and nine-year-old boys, and will be run in collaboration with the Little League. The four teams were listed as follows: JUVENILES — Arden Collier, Ira Lambert, Andy Stanley, Michael Coleman, John Holland, Terry Wicker, Billy Cates, Gene Atkinson and Lynn Hearn. TIGERS — Walter Garrison, David Gaines, Morris Painter, Phil Smith, Roland Warrlngton, Jerome Garrison, Marty Caudle, James Smotherman and Mickey Johnson. BULLDOGS — Lewis Carson, Jimmy Wilson, Victor Stilwell, William P. Wamble, Dickie Wyatt, Richard Shelton. BUI Buchanan, Claud Alexander and Jerry Gil" 'SS. EAGLES — Chip Wright, Danny Cooper, Buddy Haney, Bobby Johnson, Mac Besharse, Carlton Stiles, Joe Rainwater, Trent Eyler and Charles Stanford. Florida State University's football learn will pay eight of their 10 games in the Sunshine State. 1340 Delivetei locally! It looki and rides like a lot mart money — yet this great new 1953 Buick SPICIAI Sedan delivers for only a few dollars more than thc"low price" cars. Better look into this higher-powered, roomier Beauty this week and set for yourself what a great buy it if. ' *2,door, 6-pasienge; Sedan. Model 4iO, Illinlialt'j. Oplioncl equip-, bcceijdfiei. staff ana 1 loco) /axel, If any, oddilionot. Price* may vary i/lgnlly In adjoining commHfiei du» to shipping cnaroej, A\\ pricei jubject to change vvirnouf notlct, Langston-McWaterc Buick Co. 4 Games in Little League This Week An extra game is on the menu of the Little League this •' week, giving the fans four battles instead of the. usual three, j The Jaycees and Shrine Club will get off their rained? out game of last Thursday on Monday, then jump right from the frying pan into the fire during tht next two days as they. entertain the league leaders. The Klwanis Club, fresh from their 12-1 drubbing of the Eotary Club, following the 4-1 defeat of Jaycees In the opener, will attempt to make it No. 3 Tuesday afternoon at the expense of the Shriners. Coaches John McDowell and the Rev. Jim Rainwater likely will shoot their ace, Don Stallings, to keep the winning streak going. His mound opponent Is doubtful since Billy Haney is due to hook up with Iteddle White in the Monday battle. Both were on the losing end In their Initial starts. Haney was soundly thrashed by the American Legion, while young White lost a neat pitcher's battle to Stallings. Managers Herman Taylor and Roland fskeeter) Bishop are expected to take the wraps off their pitching star, Joe Bratcher, Wednesday afternoon against the Jaycees, who may have to come back with White, even though he will have only one day's rest. The Amsrican Legion and Rotary Club are down for the Thursday afternoon struggle, with the same objective in mind. The Legionnaires hope to get back on the winning trail following their disappointing 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Lions Club. The Rotarians are looking for their first win, after consec- utie svetbacks by the Lions and Ki- waiiis. v ' Ott Mullins, Legion coach, most likely will call on his prize sout>- paw, Glynn Dale Howard, to muzzle the Rotary bats. The youthful Yarbro lefty has been most impressive in his two hill outings. He established a league record with eight consecutive strikeouts in relief against the Shrine Club, after re lieving Doug Dorris, to protect a 10-6 win. Then last week he made his first start of the year against the powerful Lions Club and came through with another brilliant performance, despite the, 5-0 loss. He gave the Lions Just three hits and should have fared better. All five Lion runs came after the side should have been retired. A bases- loaded single by Jimmy Killett, followed by Larny Fitzgerald's'towering home run accounted for all the winner's runs in the fifth. Jack Droke, Rotary mentor. Is due to entrust the pitching chores again to young Tex Turner, a mite of a ri ghthander. Alvie Jarrett, who walked 12 In the season opener with the Lions Club, will be avail- able for hill duty. All games will be payed at the 1 9th Street Playground Park, star 1 ; '. ,• ^ ing at 5:10. THE STANDINGS! W L Kiwanis Club Lions Club American Legion Jaycees Shrine Club Rotary Club Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .000' .000" .000- Junior Legion Begins Play Tomorrow The Blytheville Y Junior. American Legion baseball team opens Its season here at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow against the Rector Legion team at West's Diamond on Ruddle Road., ( With only three boys returning from last year's squad, Coach Jimmy Pisher faces the task of building; practically a new team. Returning from last year are Bob Childress, who batted at ,the .400'. mark last season, Bobby Hill arS Jackie Hastead, both of whom ex- 1 '•' ceeded the .300 average in 1952. Battery for tomorrow's game will be Joe Dean Pierce on the mound and Freddie Rounsavall behind the plate. Coach Fisher said. Also on the squad are Clarence Hall, Thomas Griffin, David Wilbanks. Sam Lum, Tom Lum, Mickey Fitzgerald. Robert Birmingham, Georp.e Stanfield, Kenneth Stanley, Freddie Beechum, Tommy Hacker, Jimmie Holbrook. Tipton and Shedd. Any boy wishing to play, who was not 17 years old before Jan. 1,of this year, is eligible for the team, Coach Fisher said. Dutch Dandy Tops Pacers NEW YORK (If)— Dutch Dandy, full brother-to the fast trotter Duke of Lullwater, has emerged as a fleet three-year old pacer and a threat, for the 1953 Little .Brown Jug. In his first start Dutch Dandy won at Detroit's Hazel Park In a fast 2:05 : 4/5 for the mile. 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