The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 16, 1953
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PACTS SO. BITTHBYILLE fARU.) UUDH1BH KIWI TO158DAY, JUrlH W, Browns Brave Yankee Stadium Butcher Shop By BEN PKCEGAR AP Sports Writer They lead the lambs to slaughter at Yankee Stadium tonight. The'pore ole St. Louis Browns, who can't rightly remember when they last enjoyed prosperity in the victory column, come smack up against the powerful New York Yankees, winners of 18 straight. One more victory and the Yankees will tie the American League winning-streak record which their 1947 club shares with the 1906 Chicago White Sox. The Browns, who haven't won ****** Perfesser' Casey Goes for Record NEW YORK (AP) — The old "perfesser" smiled z wry smile and winked a sly wink today before sending his hatchet- men out on the polished turf of Yankee Stadium and rasped'- 'I'm sure gonna shoot for 28 if § games at home. • game in two weeks, are well on their way to a few records of their own. They've dropped 14 straight an «ll-time mark for St. Louis clubs, and are within six games of the American and major league losing record. Just to make the record prospects even brighter for the Yankees "who already have made farce of the pennant race with a 10K-B»me jead, the Browns will stick around for three more games after tonight. Then Detroit, the only team with a poorer record than St. Louis, comes in for 3. four-game set. Over in the National League, where they're doing their best to generate enough pennant excite ment to cover both circuits, the Milwaukee Braves went home today six percentage points behind first-place Brooklyn. They came East two weeks ago In the same spot. The Braves lost a tough one last night, 3-2, to Pittsburgh In 10 innings. Relief pitcher Lew Burdette forced in the winning run \vhen he hit Danny O'Connell with the bases loaded and one out. The Giants salvaged the finale of a four-game stand with the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2. Jim Hearn allowed six hits In going the distance against his former mates for the first time'since he was sold to the Qiants on waivers during the 1950 season. The two National League games were the only ones played yesterday. Pittsburgh took a two-run lead in the third inning when Prank Thomas doubled with the bases loaded. Milwaukee came back to square matters in the fourth on a walk, a pair of singles and an error after two were out. Bob Friend, who hadn't won a game since April 21, went all the way for the Pirates. The Qiants' winning run came In the seventh when Whitey Lockman singled home Wes Westrum, who had walked and moved to second on a sacrifice. Joe Presko was the loser. Welch, Fields Win Rough Tag-Match Lester Welch and Lee Fields out- we can win the next two. Don't forget I was around when the Giants did it." The "perfesser" was Casey Sten- gen, manager of the New York Yankees, who are in the process making a farce of the American League race. He was talking about :he all-time major league record of 26 straight victories by the 1916 New York Giants. Going into tonight's game against the sad, sad St. Louis Browns, who nave a record of their own (14 straight defeats), the Yanks had won 18 in a row. "Suppose we do and it turns out o be a jinx?" Stengel asked. "You :now the Giants didn't win that ;eason. We did. I was with the Brooklyn Dodgers that year." Yanks Have Good Chance Maybe Case has forgotten, but the Giants wound up fourth that year even though they put together another winning skein of 17 straight. Well, if ever a team had a good chance to break an all-time record, the Yanks have. If they sweep the seventh place Browns and the hapless and hopeless Detroit Tigers, they'll tie it. That would be i Sunday. They rest Monday and , take on the Chicago White Sox | Tuesday. They've won 16 of 21 i Jim McDonald probably will get the call against the Brownies, but if he falters there's always the Super Chief, Allfe Reynolds, Reynolds Is Big Man "And let me tell you something about Reynolds," rasped. Case. "I guess everyone on the club deserves credit in one way or another, but the Chief was the big guy. You know all about how he saved seven of,the last 14 games, but he gave the team more—the big lift. The players just do better when they see him. It's psychology, that's what It is." Although Reynolds repeatedly has said he does not want to stay on relief forever, Casey is going to keep him there until the streak ends. "The sight of Reynolds coming out of that bullpen and into a game is remarkable," he said. "My men seem to puff out their chests as if they know they can't lose with him corning in. And the other club seems to sag in spirit as if they know It's no use." Al Lopez, elected to the Hall of Fame last winter, achieved a lifetime major league batting average of .334. WRONG WAY—Sam TagHarini seems to be going the wrong WRONu WAY—aam Tagliarim seems to be going the wrong way rolling end over end after being struck broadside by Bud Brasch, far side, during stock car races at Cleveland's Sportsman Park Speedway Neither driver was hurt. Car in foreground sped by untouched. (NEA) Osceola Plays W. Memphis Tonight The Osceola Little Leaguers will encounter West Memphis under the lights tonight at 8:00 and a win for the home team could possibly put them in a tie with league leading Parkin if the Parkin team drops their game to Harrisburg. Last Thursday night the Oaieola nine beat parkin 11-4 for their fourth win of the season against two losses, while playing before a large crowd considering threatening weather throughout the night. Tonight's game with West Mem- , is tied for the most triples with phis will complete first round play In the Northeast Arkansas Little League for the Osceola team. Probable lineup for the Indians: Ray Mann, Jr., catcher; Jerry Weidon, pitcher; Billy Robbins, first base; Mark Weiss, second base; Ed Weldon, shortstop: Jack Morse, third base; Logan Young, left field; Jerry Hill, centerfield; and Kay Adcock, right field. Jerry Weldon, who has been the losing pitcher in Osceola's two losses, will be gunning for his second win of the season. The ten- year-old lefthander looked great in his last appearance against Wynne although he lost a 9-2 decision. Jerry allowed five hits and put the K two. The pitching-shortstopping star has three wins against no .losses and has struck out 34 opponents in 25 innings of pitching. Morse leads the team in the most runs scored with 14. Mann is at the top in fielding percentage with only two errors in 64 chances for a .969 average. In six games the 12-year-old Mann has thrown out 11 men attempting to steal second, is tied with Ed Weldon for the most triples, and also is the leader with the least strikeouts, having whiffed only one time in 29 times at the platter. Mark Weiss, youngest regular at nine years of age, leads the team in Wynne's scorebook nine times j in bases on balls, having been giv- while giving only three free tickets to first base. After six .games in the NBA League the big,hitters for the Indians are Ed Weldon (.522); Jack Morse (.474); Jerry Hill (.389); and Ray Mann, Jr. (.364). Welson also leads in runs batted in with 13 and Sports Roundup— says in sepulchial touts: "Organized baseball is in trouble. . Its ailments will be aggravated roughed Eddie Malone and Lou seriously if the four-time winners No Flag Race Damaging to By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — tn the wake of the Yankees' sacking and pillaging of the last remaining Indian settlement on Lake Erie, columnist Ed McAuley of the Cleveland N e w s Pallclo last night to grab a victory in the tag match feature of tin American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Welch and Fields took the decision by taking the first and final falls of the best two of three falls affair. The bout started on a rough note and gained in-momentum as it proceeded with free-for-alls frequenting every fall. The match was spiced by a bitter grudge fight between Welch and Malone that grew out of last week's bout in which Malone gave Welch a severe beating. Fields and Welch look the first fall in eight minutes with Welch defeating Palicio with body slams and a pin. But Palicio, who was making his first appearance here, evened the score in the second round when he forced Fields to give up after 10 minutes with the Indian death lock. Fields and Welch rallied to take the third and deciding fall with Welch pinning Malone in seven minutes. In the preliminary bouts Fields beat Palicio and Malone beat Welch. Hearn Stops Cardinal Win Streak at Five By the Associated Press Former Redbird Jim Hearn gave tip just six hits to stop a live-game St. Louis winning streak as the New York Giants posted a 3-2 victory yesterday afternoon at the Polo Grounds. The Cards tied the count twice but couldn't push into a lead. A single, by Whitey Lockman with Wes Westrum on second in the seventh produced the winning run lor the New Yorkers. Hearn helped his own cause with a fifth-inning triple, the only extra- base blow of the iGante' nine hits. A long fly by Alvin Dark brought Hearn home. Hemus Homers Solly Hemus homered in the fifth with the sacks empty and Stan Mu- tial scored from third on a slow roller by Peanuts Lowrey in the sixth for the St. Louis runs. Four other times the St. Louisans had ben on base but couldn't product. It was the IGants' only victory In the four-game series. The Cardinals open at Busch stadium against the Brooklyn Dodgers tonight. The Browns, idle yesterday, test their H-gamc losing streak against the New York Yankees' 18-game winning streak at Yankee Stadium tonight. continue to make a joke of the flag race." Truer words were seldom spoken. If the American League thinks it has a headache In its various television problems, just wait until Casey Stengel's runaways increase their lead to 18 or 20 games along in August. Who, for Instance, beyond a few homeless knotheads from the Bronx would be interested in watching the big team win its 19th straight tonight at the expense of the St. Louis Browns, losers of 14 in a row? It could get worse than that, though not much. No Relief Seen As McAuiey goes on to say, nobody wishes the Yankees to let up. "The task of balancing the league belongs to the clubs behind them, not to the conquering leaders," he sighs. But in the following paragraph, Ed concedes there is no prospect of feller soon: "Doggedly, patiently — and no doubt expensviely—the clubs which trull the YanKees will have to duplicate their operation, not only on the field but in the front office. So far only one owner, Tom Yawkey of Boston, has shown the ability and the disposition to match check- Attendance Suffers Coming from Cleveland, where the suffering must be intense, these remarks are unusually tolerant and well timed. They are not. the cry of the wounded, but simply a statement of fact—that the American League has a mess on its hands. The Yankees are much too good for their opposition, awl attendance is going to suffer the remainder of the summer. At least a half-dozen local fans who make an occasional visit to Yankee Stadium have told me in recent days they are through for this year, at least. They don't blame the Yank players for whooping it up, and going for that 36,000 World Series cut. They just no longer are interested when there is no pennant race. the free pass nine times. Jerry Hill, Billy Robbins and Logan Young are tied for the most doubles with two each. Atter seven games In the Northeast Arkansas Little League, the Os- I ceola Indians will play their first non-league game of the year Wednesday afternoon against the American Legion Little League team of Blytheville. The game is scheduled for 4:30 at Hale Field in Osceola and KOSB, Osceola's 860 Radio Station, will give a play by play description of the game. This will be the flrst time In Osceola's Little League history one of their games will be broadcast. The purpose of the broadcast is to promote Little League baseball in this area. Ott Mullins, coach of the Amer ican Legion team, has announce; his probable starting lineup as Jerry Rounsavall, catcher; Doug las Doms or Glen Rovraro, pitch er; Billy Hatch, first base; Bil Boyd, second base; Burley White shortstop; Wayne Lovelace, thirt base; Don Bunch, left field; Bobb: Peek, center field; Johnny Plunkett, right field. For Osceola, Coach Bill Beall wil go with his regular lineup of the season; Ray Mann, Jr., catcher Jerry Weldon, pitcher; Billy Robbins, first base; Mark Weiss, second base; Ed Weldon, shortstop I Jack Morse, third base; Logan Young, left field; Jerry Hill, center field; and Ray Adcock, right | field. Born 173 years ago... still ivay ahead for quality and flavor! Born with the Republic... 173 years ago (1780). James E. Pepper is the original Kentucky • bourbon...and still 173 years ahead for quality and flavor! Every precious, tasty drop a full four years old...and priced well below most other quality bourbons! Try James E. Pepper tonight! 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Elledge replaced Freddie and put out the fire with consecutive strikeouts after walking Kenfroe. Sensing possible victory Haney mowed Kelley, Elledge and Willi- talehted Billy Haney, son of and Mrs. P. T. Haney, who was credited with the victory, first of the season for him and his mates. Billy took over for young Whittle after Jimmy Kelley had drawn a walk to open the second inning and hurled steadily the rest of the way to deserve the triumph. He fanned 13 during his mound stay, whiffing the side in the upper half of the seventh vo set the stage for the winning run. Billy contributed .1 timely triple during the ty- ig rally. Th re was no silver lining for the j ^, n Shriners after that first Jaycee time at bat. Charles Ronald Cobb led off with a blooper just out of Jesse Taylor's reach. He was safe at second as Jesse muffed Haney's throw to him on Kelley's grounder. Both moved up on a wild pitch. Sonnv Elledge and Jerry w; .'.ford walked, Cobb scoring. Kelley s came in as Bob Lovelace tossed out bteve . McGuire. Fred Boyett strolled, load- ! £ obb ' 2b ing the bases, again. So did Wicker, ji,'?-'• with Elledge counting. Gene Swaner .,„, P'/ fanned but Freddy White, who | « lllllord - • started on the mound for the Jay- I iT „"!;, c cees, drove in Williford and Boyett Boy f"' If , with a sharp single.- Wicker, rf The Jaycees added an unearned ! Slvaner . •> run ff Haney in the top half of | '. 8 * ford on strikeouts in the first half of the seventh. Then came the dramatic finish. Russ Smith went down swinging but Whittle walked. Dallas laid I down a beauty of a bunt to the ! right of Elledge, who threw into centerfield while trying to cut off Whittle. By th etime Kelley and Wicker reached the ball the speedy Whittle was in home with the winning run.. The box score: JAYCEES AB the third as Kelley singled in Wick- j er, who walked to start the frame. Blow 4-Run Lead The Shriners began to catch up with White in the last of .the third Whittle's one bagger started it. He was safe at second when Cobb dropped Kelley's throw after the centerfielder fuffed Bob Dallas' towering fly. Haney and Taylor were strikeout victims but Clyde Griffin drove one to center that counted Whittle and Dallas. Jack Renfroe was safe as White booted his grounder down the first base line. Bob Lovelace lashtd one to right for a bag with Griffin coming in. The Jaycees seemed to be in as they took an 8-4 lead with two more in the fifth on Cobb's second single, a stolen base, wild pitch, a pass to Williford, followed by another pilfer of second,' and McGuire's smash to centerfield. Griffin's three bagger and half- pint pinchhitter Billy Lambert's one bagger produced another Shrine run in the last of the fifth. 5 4 3 2 4 3 1 3 4 29 H 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 PO 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 4 0 19x x one out when winning run scored. SHRINE CLUB AB H PO Dallas. Ib Haney, ss-p Taylor, 2b Griffin, c Renfroe, If Lovelace, 3b BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. 17 .679 _ 18 .673 _ 20 .592 { 23 .566 B 28 .412 11 30 .400 141/1 39 .329 191/3 35 .286 20 Brooklyn • 36 Milwaukee \l 37 Philadelphia .;... 29 St. Louis 30 New York 25 Cincinnati 20 Pittsburgh 19 Chicago 14 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. 11 .788 _ 21 .588 lOJi Chicago 30 26 .536 13 26 .527 13 i/j 27 .526 13i/, Philadelphia .... 27 29 .482 16 St. Louis 19 38 .333 24!i Detroit 13 41 .241 29 New York ....... 41 Cleveland ....... 30 Washington ..... 29 loston .......... 30 SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Nashville 38 Memphis 35 Atlanta 34 New Orleans ... 32 Little Rock 30 Chattanooga ... 26 Mobile 27 ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 38 28 .576 — 29 .576 .556 .515 .485 .484 .413 .403 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 3 St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 2 (10 innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 9 Chattanooga 3 New Orleans 8 Little Rcok 2 Memphis 6 Mobile 5 Nashville 4 Birmingham 3 )10 innings) Today's Games Carver, rf McDermott. cf Lambert, cf Tharpe, cf Pugh.if Smith, rf , Whittle, p-ss Totals Score by innings: Jaycees Shrine Club Summary: Runs 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 2 3 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 A 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE 0 Philadelphia at Milwaukee (2)— 2 Konstanty (5-3) and Miller (0-0) 7 vs. Antonelll (6-2) and Surkont (81) New York at Cincinnati (2)—Jan- AJsen (6-5) and Koslo (0-6) or Gomez 501 020 0 - 8 003 014 1 - 9 Cobb 2, Kelley (1-3) vs Po'dbielan (4-5) and Kelly (0-1) Pittsburgh at Chicago (2)—Lin- 0 dell (2-8) and Dlckson (5-6) vs. 0 Minner (2-6) and Pollet (1-1) , 1 Brooklyn at St. Louis—Roe (30 2 vs Miller (1-2). 0 AMERICAN LEAGUE . 0 St. Louis at New York—Pillette 0 (1-3) vs. McDonald (2-3) or Ford 0 (7-0). 0 Cleveland at Philadelphia—Wynn 0 (5-4 vs. Bishop (3-3). 2 Chicago at Washington—Dobson (4-4) vs. Schmitz (1-1) Detroit at Boston—Hoeft (3-4) vs. Hudson (2-4) or Nixon (2-1). As the Shriners came in for their last turn at the plate even the most optimistic rooter didn't concede the mmuch oJ a chalice to win. It didn't look any brighter as Cobb tossed out Whittle to start the sixth. Then came the explosion. Dallas 1. Elledge 1, Williford 2, Boyett 1, Wicker 1, Dallas 2, Haney 1, Taylor 1, Griffin 3, Whittle 2. Runs batted in _ Kelley 1, Wiliford 1, McGuire 3, Wicker 1, White 2, Haney 1, Taylor 1, Griffin 2, Lovelace 1, Lambert 1. Errors — Cobb 2, Elledge 2. McGuire 1, Boyett 1, White 2, Taylor 1, Griffin 1. Three base hits — Griffin, Haney, Taylor. Sacrifice hit — Dallas. Base on balls — off Whittle 5, Haney 5, White 1. Elledge 2. strikeouts — Haney 13, Whittle 1, White 9, Elledge 3. Hits SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Little Rock Atlanta at Chattanooga Birmingham at Nashvill* Mobile at Memphis — off White. 11 with 8 runs in 5 1/3 innings; off Whittle 2 in 1 inning, five runs; off Elledge 0, with one run In 1 2/3 innings. 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