The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 18, 1953
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MOT RX BLflflfflTlLLH (ARK.) THURSDAY, JUNE IS, 1W8 Braves Steal Chapter From Yankees Book BASEBALL STANDINGS Milwaukee . Brooklyn .. St. Louis -. Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati .. Pittsburgh NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. 40 18 .690 — 36 19 .655 V/2 Chicago 16 ~t* .582 6!'; .566 8 .482 12 .396 16>/ 2 .328 21 i /a .308 21 New York .. Cleveland .. Chicago .. Washington Boston Philadelphia. St. Louis Detroit AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G. B. . 42 12 .778 — 31 22 31 27 .585 lO'/j .534 13 .526 13" a .525 IS'/, .483 18 .339 24'/, .250 29 By BEN PHLEOAB AP Sportswriter Maybe those hit-happy Milwaukee Braves made a secret excursion to Yankee Stadium on their last trip East. Somewhere along the line they certainly stole a copy of the New Yorkers' private book on how to win pennants. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Nashville ... Birmingham Memphis . Atlanta ' little Rock . New Orleans Chattanooga Mobile 39 29 39 30 36 30 35 31 32 32 35 27 38 28 41 .574 — .565 >/ 2 .545 2 .522 3 y, .492 5>A .478 6'A .415 10 'A .406 11!i Applying the techniques do scribed In the chapter "club 'em to death." the Braves mopped up their new stadium with the phila delphia Phillies, 9-6, last nism. nm pulled a fat 2'/i games out in from of the rest of the National League Two and ft half games doesn't sound like much when comparec with the Yankees' tremendous lO'-i length advantage over Clevelanc in the American League. But it has to qualfiy as a big lead in the senior circuit, where only one other time this season has the first-place team been that far ahead. That was way back on, April 27 when the Phillies led the'Chicago Cubs- yes, the same Cubs now occupying the cellar—by 2!i games. Cards Again neat Brooks The Braves came home Tuesday only half a game off Brooklyn's pace after a 22-game rond trip. They remedied this Immediately by winning two from the Phils Tuesday night while the Dodgers bowed to St. Louis. Last night's victory came as the Cards again obliged by thumping Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago S Pittsburgh 4 (16 Innings) Milwaukee 9 Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 9 Brooklyn 3 New Yorlc 4 Cincinnati 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 5 St. Louis 3 Boston 17 Detroit 1 Washington 1 Chicago 0 Cleveland 9 Philadelphia 8. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis 6-0 Birmingham 4-7 Chattanooga 6 Mobile 4 (Only games scheduled) Today's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Milwaukee—Roberts (10-4) vs Bickford (1-4) or Buhl (5-2) .Brooklyn at St. Louis—Erskinc (5-2) vs Haddix (1-3) New York at Cincinnati—Koslo (0-6) vs. Raffensbcrger (2-6) or Collum (1-1) Pittsburgh at Chicago—Hall (2!) vs. Rush (3-6) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at New York (2)—Blyzka (1-4) and Cain (1-2) vs. Lopat '(7-0) and McDonald (2-2) Detroit at Boston—Carver (5-5) vs. Grissom (2-5) Cleveland at Philadelphia—Lem -on (7-6) vs. Scheib (2-4) Chicago at Washington—Trucks (5-4) vs. Marrero (5-3) Legion Plays Paragould Here Friday Blytheville's Y Junior Legion baseball team plays host to the Paragould Legion team here tomorrow arternoon as Coach Jimmy Fisher's crew goes for its second win of the young season. The juniors won their season opener here Tuesday against Rector 12-9. Paragould Is a member of the North Central Arkansas League, and reportedly fields a very strong team, Coach Fisher said. Fisher will call on a first year lad, Thorn ns Griffin, to handle the mound chores, Freddie Rounsavnll or Tommy Hacker will be behind the plate. Other probable starters are Bob Childress, first base; George Stan- ^^., t ^,.«in ^ »«!». ..£,,,....,„ ...», field, second base; Ralph Wagner, j Browns with a perfect day at bat- third base; Bobbie Hill, shortstop; • Jackie Halstead, leftfield; Sam Him, cpnterfield; and Freddie Beechum or Clarence Hull, rlghtfield. The game, scheduled to get under Brooklyn, 9-3. Addln? to the joy of the Milwaukee fans is the league schedule which calls for their new Idols to play 18 of their next 21 games at home, where they have a spectacular 16-4 record so far. With second-place Brooklyn on the road and the third-place Cardinals still 6'/ 2 games behind, this could be the Braves' big chance to blow the race apart. Chicago defeated Pittsburgh, 5-4. last night In 16 innings—longest game of the season in either league —and the New York Giants beat Cincinnati, 4-1. The New York Yankees hit the winning trail again at the expense of the St. Louis Browns, who broke the New Yorkers' 18-game victory streak Tuesday night. Yesterday the Yankees won, 5-3, with Allie Reynolds back on the starting li after a siege of bullpen duty. The Cleveland Indians outlasted the Philadelphia Athletics. 9-6, to end a six-game losing run. The A's had won seven straight. Adcock, Crandall Homer Boston smothered the Detroit Tigers, 17-1, and Walt Masterson threw a sparkling two-hitter at the Chicago White Sox to give Washington a 1-0 decision. The Braves jumped away to a 7-0 lead over the Phils In the first three innings with an attack which included home runs by Joe Adcock and Del Crandall In the third. The Cardinals, aided by a pair of doubles by Stan Musial and Jteve Bilko's eighth homer, scored ill their runs after two were out. The first one came on four straight walks in the first inning by starter Johnny Podres, who had retired the first two men. Bilko homered with one on in the third and the Cards pushed five across In the seventh. The marathon at Chicago ended when, Randy Jackson singled with he bases loaded In the 16th off fohnny Hetki, who has held the ;ubs scoreless since coming on in he ninth. Martin Has Perfect Day Billy Martin sparked the Yank- return to form against the Robinson Picks Olson To Stop Paddy Young By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Robinson, an accepted authority on middleweight boxers, picks Bobo Olson to win a decision from Paddy Young tomorrow night in their 15-round match for tlie American middleweight title at Madison Square Garden. Beached by phone at Providence, B. I., where he is doing his song and dance routine In a night club, the retired world champion analyzed th.e two (ighters like this:-. B B V* I •% • "Young Is a good action fighter, 111* Al_ Di«a » crowd pleaser. He has a harder W I 111 Did punch than Olson. jf "Olson Is snarter, more scien- » • tiflc. He can't hurt Young , I n •»* I •>• SI ft "1 think it will be grueling, IIIIIIII (I S tough fight with Olson winning on Musial, Bilko, Repuiski Batter Three Hurlers By The Associated Press Cards Win jut fcimn-i .TV.nt.«"«•«.i "... (...... vviiuc ou.\ oiiiii jn*u£uvm uuui iiuu way at 2:30 p.m., will be played at one-hitters through seven innings. West Diamond on Ruddle Road. Chico Canasquel opened the Chi- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobife Little Rock at Atlanta Nashville at New Orleans FulIbaCks Galore CLEVELAND (IP) — The largest continficnt of fullbacks ever to report to a Cleveland Brown training camp will bid lor berths on this year's club. In addition Ui veternns Marion Motley, Wall Michaels, Shcrmim Howard and Hnrry Jagnde Uiere will be rookies Harry Davis, Galen Piss and Win Carter. Davis, who has spent seven years in the Army, is a six foot five inch giant, and three singles In three times up, driving in a pair of runs. The closest contest was at Washington, where Masterson and the White Sox' Sail! Hogovin both had cago sixth with a single, and Jim Rivera got the only other White ' Sox hit, a double to start the eighth. The Washington tally came In the ninth on a single by Mickey Vernon that brought in Ed Fitzgerald (rom third. Bill Wight and Art Houtteman, two newcomers from Detroit, came lo the aid of Bobby Feller as Cleveland beat the Athletics. Feller couldn't hold a e-2 lead and Wight took over In the fourth. Houtteman s a sx o e , —-~ ...... - .......... ......—• .. Brown coaches arc nnxious to get j followed In tlie seventh with Wight a good look at tlie 325-pounder. getting the triumph, his first. Sports Roundup — Tale of Catcher By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) The mailman brought a letter signed by Charles C. Riccio, 19, a resident of Brooklyn who wishes to become a professional baseball catcher and who feels he has been given a fast shuffle by his hometown Dodgers. "On May 6th," Riccio writes, "I j shattered in so short a time." was awarded a contract with i Such a communication from base- Brooklvn and assigned to the Hor- I ball's nether world has been rare nell farm team, Class-D Pony in our experience, and we lost Httle League. I left for Hornell on May 18, having left my job, put up my time in getting through to Buzz Bavasi, a clean-living young vice car for sale and been Riven a I president of U« Dodgers. Advised grand sendoff by family and j that he might be in position to do Now, less than three weeks 411C Ullcc wccrio i i\ (13 CL nui- T l I spent sitting on the bench °" «-. That means no prospect I warming up pitchers. I was >> ls ° J ust received a copy of his a ™?i i n nl»v r,nlv nn lu'n „,.. letter. Looks like he's writing to later, I am home again, having been unconditionally released. "The three weeks I u r as at Hornell and assigned to play only on two casions and was at bat three times. Do you consider this a fair trial of a player's merit—justifying the abrupt cancellation of his contract? "I am wondering whether this is the way all new players are treated by the Dodgers, or whether I was especially unlucky in falling into the hands of the manager at Hornell, who happens also to be the catcher of the team there. "The manager himself insisted on playing in all the games, even though on one occasion his ankle was so badly injured that it had to be taped—and he is still limping. Another time, when he was stricken with fly and ordered to stay in bed, he still insisted on playing and actually threw up in the dugout. Not Giving Up "Of course I'm not giving up yet, but I did want you to know how such high hopes could be so completelyand, I believe, unfairly Ms good deed for the summer, Bnva:<! sold wait a minute. "I have it hero,his card," he said finally. "It has a yellow N. P. everybody." Just the same, we pursued, aid the Dodgers cause this ambitious young man to lose his regular job by promising him a baseball career and then cast him loose after only three times at bat? "He did not give up his job," Bavasi replied. "We insisted that he get a leave of absence before we consented to his plea that he be given a chance. We gave him a one-month contract, even though we thought he was too small and did not consider him a prospect. "At the end of the month \ve thought it fairer to him to cut him loose. We were convinced he could never hope to reach the big leagues, so why kid him? In addition to his pay we gave him $250 to cover his expenses." Was it customary, we asked, to hire such hopefuls on a month-to- month basis? Our vague impression had been that all baseball contracts ran for at least a season. can't really play ball." One more thing—what about that catcher - manager up at Hornell who won't let anybody else play, even when he should be in an oxygen tent? What about him? "We owe Riccio » vote of thanks for tipping us off about that fellow," Bavasi chortled. "That's the kind we need. We'll take care of that boy. His name's Merv Dornburg." 'We have to do it that way in the low minors," Buzz explained patiently. "Otherwise we'd find ourselves loaded up with kids who ATLACIDE THC >AF» CHIMATI KILLS IQHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA BRASS, and many other granei and weedi. Destroy* weed rooli . . . prevents regrowlh. In conven- ienl powder form; easy to mix fer use 5>s o spray. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Three innings of scoring af- :er two men were out put the St. Louis Cardinals on the long end of the score as the Rcdbirds dumped the Brook- ,yn Dodgers for the second straight game. Last night's score was 9-3 as the hits, scored three times in the fifth against Ben Wade and five times in the seventh off Joe Black. The Birds scored once in the first decision." The winner, of course, qualifies for an August bout with Britain's Randy Turpin for the undisputed, world championship, the title Robinson used to hold until he stepped down last year. Was there any chance of Robinson coming back, as he hinted, if the title should go across the ocean?"Not a chance in the world," he said. "I'm retired. Whoever wins it, can keep it." Paddy Is Body Puncher Robinson never fought Young although he has seen the New York youngster in most of his bouts. He boxed Olson twice, knocking him out in the 12th round Oct. 6, 1950, and winning a close one, March 13, 1952, on a 15-round decision. The punch that Robinson used to stop Olson in their first fight Lions Pound 15-1 Win Over Jaycees in LL The Lions,Club kept deadlocked with the Kiwanis Club in first place in the Little League by burying the Jaycees, 15-1 yesterday, behind the masterful pitching of their ace, Jo« Bratcher. The brilliant little righthander not only chalked, up his third straight victory on a four-hitter, but established a new/season record of 15 strikeouts. He was deprived of a shutout in the- fifth inning when Jerry Williford, who started on the Jaycee mound, slapped out a long home run. It was the first run scored off Joe in 2/3 innings, another record. His last time out he blanked the American Legion. His mates backed up his fine | at short, out beyond the outfield. Simmons followed with another four master—successive homers a new league mark. mound work with some lusty hitting, including home runs by Bill Simmons, Danny Morris, and the little pitcher himself; three bagger by Bil- Ly Nelson and Simmons, a double and five singles. In fact, Bratcher was a thorn in the Jaycees side at the plate, as well as on the firing line. He homered into left, field with the bases filled in the first inning; singled in two in the third, and doubled in a seventh tally in the fourth. His fourth official trip was a resounding drive to right which Charles Cobb snared. Morris' long drive that bounced over O:to Eoyeu's head and uent| on four straight walks Issued by I was a rl 8 nt to tne b °dy. Young's Brooklyn starter Johnny Podres. | camp has been making much of Cardinals collected The Cardinals collected 10 hits which included Steve Bilko's eighth homer and two doubles by Stan Musial. Rip Repuiski smashed a triple. Back to Normal Things went back to normal In New York as the Yankees defeated that, for Paddy Is a rugged body thumper with a left hook. Olson, favored about 3 to 1, worked out lightly at his West End, N. J., camp yesterday. He predicted a victory by a decision—on body punches. Young finished his work at Wil- say, tired." the Browns, 5-3. But the Brownies i t on , N. J., by going on the road, had already stopped their 14-game He has made no pick except to losing streak and the Yanks' 18- say> "Olson had better not get game winning streak the day before. Allie Reynolds, who returned to his starting role for the first time in t.bout a month, was the winner although he needed help from Johnny Sain. The Yanks got nine hits off Bobo Holloman and Max Lanier. Holloman was knocked out In the fifth when the Ynnks broke a 1-1 tie with two runs. Dick Kokos hit a two-run single for the Browns in the eighth. Receives Rookie Award ST. LOUIS (A")—Alton Miller recently received the American Base- Dall Congress' first annual "Rookie of the Year" award. The national amateur baseball group selected the 21-year old infielder because of his great season with the Hamilton. Out., team last year. Miller helped team, a farm of the St. Louis Cardinals, to capture thei rfirst pennant. He drove in 98 runs in 126 james and batted .300. The Red Bird farmhand is now Dlaylng third base for the Winston- Salem, N, C., Cardinals in the Carolina League. Joe McCarthy is the only manager to have won pennants in both major leagues. He piloted the Chicago Cubs to the flag in 1929 and the New York Yankees to the top on eight occasions. Andrew Jackson served in the Revolution, the Indian Wars and the War of 1812. for a homer, came in the fourth with two mates aboard. Steve McGuire. the fine looking Jaycee catcher, who appears to have the makings of an outstanding receiver, collected half of his beams' hits off Bratcher, a double in the second and a single in the fourth. Cobb's two bagger irf the third was the other Jaycee safety in addition to Williford's home run. Williford Wild After a scoreless second they went right back to work on Williford and racked up four more in the third. With two away "Willie" passed Nelson, Frank Alford and Morris. Killett obliged with a single that drove in two. Fitzgerald strolled and Bratcher promptly drove in a couple more with a long single. Change Didn't Help Change of pitchers didn't change the Jaycee luck, or the Lion clutch hitting. Morris smacked a drive to center and circled the bases wnen i the ball again bounded past Boyett. Nelson and Alford scored In front of him. Killett singled and scored on Bratcher's double. Nelson gained third base when his scorcher bounded off Jimy Kelley's glove out into right field, and came in on Joe Wicker's error in the fifth. Simmon's triple counted Larry Fitzgerald, who gained life on Wicker's second miscue, to close out the Williford picked a tough spot for i run making in the sixth, his mound debut and didn't faie too j The box score: well. He was unable to get the- ball I LIONS CLUB over with any degree of consistency, j AB H PO walking 10 in the three rounds he i Alford, rf 3 toiled, allowing five hits and nine j Morris, If 2 runs. Sonny Elledge, his successor, Matties, If 1 was also thumped rather soundly Hollifield, If : 0 in his three-round stint during Killett, 2b 4 which he was tagged for six hits '. Fitzgerald, ss 3 and as many runs. He walked only i Bratcher, p 4 tv,. 0 . Simmons, 3b 5 2 Charles R. (Red) Cobb. Jaycee Hill, cf 2 1 second baseman, was the fielding i Seay, cf 1 0 star with lour putouts and one as- j Raspberry, Ib 4 0 sist without an error. His rircus Nelson, c 1 1 catch of Jerry Raspberry's liner over second which retired the Lions in 3Q 11 18 3 the sixth was a honey. JAYCEES The Lions broke away to five runs AB H PO A in the first on successive walks to j Cobb, 2b 3 1 4 1 Danny Morris, Jimmy Killett, Larry i Elledge, ss-p 3003 Fitzgerald, followed by Bratcher's j Swaner, Ib-lf .... 3 0 2 0 base-clearing four-base smack that | McGuire,, c 3 2 7 0 fairly whistled past Elledge, then I Courtney, rf 2 0 1 0 Wicker, 3b-ss 2 Williford, p-3b 2 Boyett, cf 2 Storey, If 0 Kelley, 1Mb 2 22 < 18 7 Score by innings: Lions Club 504411—13 Jaycees 000 010— 1 Summary: Runs—Alford 2, Morris 3, Killett 3, Fitzgerald 2, Bratcher 1, Simmons 1, Nelson 3, Williford 1. Buns batted In—Morris 3, Killett 2, Bratcher 1, Simmons 2, Williford 1. Errors — Simmons, McGuire, Wicker 2. Two base Hit—McGuire, Cobb Bratcher. Three hits- Nelson, Simmons. Home runs—Williford, Bratcher, Simmons, Morris. Sacrifice—Raspberry. Base on balls —off Williford 10; Elledge 2. Strikeouts—Bratcher 15; Williford 5. Hits —off Williford 5 with 9 runs in 3 innings; off Elledge 6, with six runs in 3. Loser — Williford. Umpires— Kittany, Monaghan and Clark Time 1:45. RADIATOR WORK Boiled Out Repaired Flo Tested Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 Cl. Lake Ave. Pho. 6981 Treat yourself to Like the balance of your favorite rod, CABIN STILL is balanced at 91—to evenly combine mildness of proof with richness of flavor. OLD CABIN STILL mild In proof...yeftlch In flavor Euery drop, made, mellouxd and bottled solely by STrrza-WEiiER DIMIUMY blobliltied louliville, Ktnlucly, 1S<9 LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SAVE MONEY? Every car owner needs liability insurance protection. 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