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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, .TUNE 22, Yankees May Break Cubs' 1906 Record By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer If the New York Yankees keep pouring it on, thc-y'll break the 1906 Chicago Cubs' all- time record of winning 116 games. Unless something cracks they should be able to take month vacation in September and bring up the Kansas City club to finish out the schedule. After yesterday's split with Detroit, the Yanks were playing 46-14 ball for a .7G7 percentage. At the same rate they'll wind up at 118-3G. High for the American L e a g u e is the Yanks' 110 victories in 1927. With an ll'/a-game lead at this I * * * * stage of the race, the American League record of a 19',4-game pennant-winning margin by the 1936 Yanks also is in danger. They might even threaten that fabulous as'/a-game lead held by Pittsburgh's 1902 champs in the National. White Sox Gain Th« Yanks took advantage of another lapse by Cleveland yesterday, dividing a double-header wilh Detroit as the Indians lost to Washington, 5-1. As a result, New York picked up another half game on the Tribe, now threatened from below by Chicago. New York won the first game, 6-3, for Whitey Ford on homers by mickey Mantle, Billy Martin and Yogi Berra but lost the second, 10-3, as Walt Dropo drove in four runs with a homer and two singles. Chicago climbed within a game of Cleveland by breaking even with Philadelphia. The White Sox came back to cop the second- 9-4, on homers by Pred March, Ferris Tain and Minnie Minoso after Harry Byrd had shut them out with seven hits, 5-0, in the first game. The St. Louis Browns broke a six-game losing- streak on Bobo Holloman's two-hit 2-0 winner over Boston In the second game after losing the opener, 3-1, on Skinny Brown's flashy three-hitter. Braves Hold Lead Milwaukee staged another of its comebacks to get a 6-6 tie with the New York Giants in a second game, called by darkness after eight Innings. In the opener, Milwaukee suffered a 5-0 defeat when Ruben Gomez threw a two-hitter. Because Brooklyn bowed to Chicago, 3-2, on a lOth-tnning homer by Eddie Miksis, an ex-Dodger, the : Milwaukee National League lead remained intact at 2JJ games. Only Philadelphia among the first division clubs gained on Milwaukee. St. Louis' five-game winning streak went up in smoke as Pittsburgh dumped the Cardinals, 6-2, and Philadelphia split a pair with Cincinnati, winning 5-2 and losing 5-3. Ford survived a rugged ninth inning in 102-degree heat at Yankee Stadium to go the distance in his eighth triumph after the Yanks knocked out Hal Newhouscr in the fourth. Billy Hoeft, with the help of Ned Carver, copped the second game for the Tigers. The loss was charged against reliefer Tom Gorman, .who yielded jl triple to Kay Boone with the bases loaded In the fifth. Oomez pitched a brilliant game for the Giants at Milwaukee, retiring the last 22 men In order. The Puerto Rican rookie threw eight perfect innings, yielding only two hits in the second. He didn't walk a man. Cardinals String Cut At Five by Dickson By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals can't get a really good winning streak going. Twice they ran the string to five b failed each time on No. 6. Former Bedbird Murry Dickson and the Pittsburgh Pirates broke the current streak and halted five-game losing set of their own th a 5-2 decision over the Cards at Busch Stadium yesterday. Dickson yielded nine hits, three Stan Musial who had his best G rider, Wilson Tied for Lead In Softball Loop Grider's victory over Osceola and Wilson's win against Kelser in the first games ol the second round of the South Missco Softball League left these two winners still tied for the league lend with four wins and one loss each. The loss suffered by Osceola dropped them to the fourth place slot and Luxora moved into the third slot. Luxora was idle in Friday night's games and now have a two- two record as compared to Osceola's 2-3. Kelser has yet to win n game In the league and at this point has a 0-5 record. Although Osceola slapped Grider's Bill Baker for three booming home runs by Ray Mann, Bo Fairley and Warren Welnberg, the Indians could not overcome the five run lead built up In early innings by the Dews. Either Wilson or Grider will have to relinquish the league lead tonight as the two leaders meet each other in a single game at Wilson's park. At Osceola Luxora and Keiser will tangle and Osceola is not scheduled for another game until Friday night. Official batting averages for the Osceola team and nt this point Ray Mann lends the Indian hitters with a .471 average having hit safely eight times In seventeen trips to the plate. Included in the eight safeties are three home runs. Bo Fairley. Indian ccnterflelder has pounded out eight hits In twenty trips for a .400 mac emavk and in Friday night's, game with Grider hit, what many observers claim Is the longest softbnll drive seen in Softball .since it started back In the lute thirties in O.sceola. day at bat since May 25 Musial homered for the sixth time this year in the first inning and singled twice. Johnny, one of Pittsburgh's 6'- Brien twins, matched Stan's ability with two doubles and a single as part of the Pirates' 12-hlt attack against loser Stu Miller, Clift Chambers, Al Brazle and Hal White . Miller was better at the plate than on the mound, doubling home a run In the second to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead, but the Bucs knocked him out in the third as they added two runs. Bobo Hurls 2-IIltter The Browns dropped their 20th game in the last 21 to the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, in the first part of n doubleheader, but Bobo Holloman and Batch Paige teamed up to shutout Boston 2-0 in the second contest. Duane Plllctte, first game pitcher, wasn't in bad form, going all the way, but as has happened all too often this year, the Browns couldn't take enough runs as former shortstop Hector Brown hurled a three-hitter lor Boston. Dick Kryhoski provided the support for Holloman with a home run in the'fourth inning after Vic Werlz beat out nn infield grounder. Boson had only two hits off Holloman each a two-bagger. I The first-game St. Louis run came in the third frame on a single by Johnny Groth, an infield out which advanced him, and another single by Neal Berry. After .hot Brown retired 17 men in order. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee Brooklyn St. Louis Philadelphia ... New York Cincinnati Chicago .. Pittsburgh AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 4G Cleveland ' 33 Chicago Boston Washington Philadelphia .... St. Louis Detroit SOUTHERN Nashville Birmingham .. Memphis Atlanta •Jttle Rcok ... New Orleans . Mobile Chattanooga Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 5-3 Cincinnati 2-5 New York 5-6 Milwaukee 0-6 j Second game called end 8th, dark-1 ness) | Chicago 3 Brooklyn 2 (10 innings) Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 2. WATER MOTORING; — A pretty fraulein shows you the newest thing in aquaplaning in Hamburg. Newly invented in Germany, the scooter is propelled by a small motor. (NEA) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6-3 Detroit 3-10 Boston 3-0 St- Louis 1-2 Philadelphia 5-4 Chicago 0-9 Washington i Cleveland 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 6 Blwningham 5 Mobile 3 Nashville 2 Chattanooga 8-0 New Orleans 4-9 Atlanta 8 Memphis 6 2nd suspended in bottom 5th with lemphis leading 2-0) Collins Trims Barber For 3rdStateGolf Title TEXARKANA (AP)—Southpaw Ross Collins of Monticello turned in five birdies on the final nine holes to win his third Arkansas Amateur Golf Championship here yesterday. He defeated Miller Barber of Texarkana 3 and 1. Lions-Shrine Tops LL Slate Moving into its fourth week of the season, the Little League offers a tasty three-game menu, the results of which may have a far reaching effect on the entire campaign. The schedule: Tuesday — Rotary versus Jaycees Wednesday — Kiwanis Club versus American Legion Thursday — Shrine Club versus Lions Club oday's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago — Erskine 5-3) vs Hacker (2-10) Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night) i —Llndell (3-8) vs Staley (9-2) Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Washington (2>— emon (3-6) and Feller (2-4> vs chmitz (1-1) and Masterson (5-6) Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at New Orleans Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis'at Atlanta Nashville at Mobile Keene, Malone Team in Tag Match Tonight Charlie Keene returns to the Memorial Auditorium's wrestling •ing tonight to team with rough Sddie Mnlone in the tag match feature of the American Legion's I Ellis' Victoria nine. Plaviiig site will vrestling bouts. j be Hale Field in Osceola. Opposinc: Keene and Malone will | Thi5 will be thB Ilrst Ume Osceola, Victoria Little Leaguers Play Today The Osceola Little League baseball teum will play an exhibition game this afternoon at 4:30 auain^t Wes the The Monticello shotmake r— holder of the National Lefthanded Golfers championship—was 2 down going into the 29th. The he turned on the pressure. And Barber, University of Arkansas linkster, wavered under Collins' attack. Barber, co-holder of the Texarkana Country Club course record of 10-under-par 63, was slightly favored in yesterday's final 36-hole match after he knocked out defending champion Martin Tenney of Little Rock, 6 and 5, Saturday. Collins won. the state championship in . 1950 and '51. Collins and Barber finished the morning 18 holes even in the match play event. Barber had a one stroke lead medalwise with a par 73. Collins had 74. 20-Foot Putt The Monticello golfer birdied the 29th and 30th holes. He gained hole on the 31st with a par 3 but Barber came back to even it up again on the 32nd when Collins missed a short putt. Collins picked up another birdie on the 33rd when he sank a 20-foot putt while Barber's ball rimmed the cup. On the 34th hole, Collins was strnight down the middle within pitching distance while Barber was in trouble on a hook shot into a patch of woods. Barber recovered and was near the pin in three. Collins' pitch fell 10-feet short but wo teams are slated to square off Sports Roundup — 0 Doul and Fame GAYI.E TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Why, comes the inquiry, lias there been no organized move to Lefty O'Doul to baseball's Hall of Fame, considering- the fact that the record shows Lefty hit for an average of .349 in 11 big league seasons, a life-time figure topped Cobb, Hornsby and Joe Jackson among the modems? i the lirst time an organized group of} fourth birdie. Barber missed his jnine through twelve year uitl boys j putt for par. have been assembled for Little On the 35th hole, Barber trapped League play. his first shot. He blasted out but Wes Ellis, principal of the Victoria schools, announced his probably lineup as: Jerry Hedfmi, catcher; Eddie Gotham, pitcher; Ralph Endy, first base; Don Barnes, second base; James Pitts, shortstop; Jerr Gotham, third base; Louis Dhorrit. Since the Osceola tram has two league games this week yConch Bill Bea]I will make a few ehrmges in j missed his putt. Collins was on and Barber conceded the birdie and the match. Only by ! his lineup so he can pla tins gam The answer is that Lefty, now managing at San Diego, wasted the first four of those years trying to be a pitcher and was crowding 30 before he discovered he was meant to be a slugging outfielder. In his two greatest years with the Phillies, 1929-30, O'Doul hit .398 and .383. In his last big year. 1932, he clubbed .368 for Brooklyn. Lefty is tied with Bill Terry of the Giants for having made the most hits in a National League season—254. George Sisler holds the American League record with 257. For many years after he left the majors O'Dou! enjoyed tremendous popularity as manager at San Francisco, but fell out with owner Paul Pagan two seasons back. They still mourn him in the Bay region. Sonw of our more rabid Yankee rooters are chiding this corner gently for having suggested that their team's runaway threatens serious damage to American League attendance. They point out that more than 30,000 crowded into Yankee Stadium to watch the St. Louis Browns break the champs' 18-same winning strea the other night. That's not (he proper test. Wait until Stengel's mob hits the roari next time with its wondrous lead and goes prospecting for dollars out through the steaming Western tier. That big stadium at Cleveland is going to look awful empty after mpty afteris ginog ookawfu otlly those 10,000-plus throngs it held when there still was a race. It becomes more evident each day that the fans no longer will turn out In large numbers just to see a baseball game. There are too many other things to do, too many pther forms of entertainment competing for the sports dollar. The baseball fan now demands a contest. "One of the things I'm proudest of," says Harry Markson, guiding genius of the International Boxing Club, "is the part I played in the discovery of Rocky Marciano. WE MEET ALL PRICES WHOLESALE OR RETAIL HOT or COLD A Slice or a Truckload Special Prices For Picnics and Parlies BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Main St. Blytheville "AI Weill (Rocky's manager) talked me into watching his new boy fight some bum at a little club one night, and next day he asked me what I thought. 'Al.' I told him, 'you'd better send that kid back to Brockton right now. I don't know what else he can do, but he'll never be a fighter.' " without using one of his tv, o start- Read Courier News Classified Ads. 'Slim' Rhodes says: "I'll See You Soon with 'FROSTY'" in (he DO minute time limit feature bout. Tonight's appearance will be the first here in several years for Keene. a veteran heavy who gained considerable popularity \\iih Blytheville fans a few years back. In addition to the mam event, two one fall preliminary limits are also on the card with Kc<* ing Fields and Malone Siksay. Duke Star Won't Be Pro DURHAM. N. C. tfl — A leading member of Duke University's baseball team is Will Werber, Jr., son of the former major league star. But he has no professional baseball aspirations. A Duke graduation with honors, Billy plans to join his father's insurance firm in Washington, D. C. this fall. ins pitchers. Probable lineup for Osceola:. Ray i Mann, Jr., catcher; Billy Bobbins or Jack Morse, pitcher; Jerry Weldon, first base; Stan Sanders, second base; Ed Weldon, shortstop; Robbins or Morse, third meet- ! ba.-e; Logan Young, left field; Jerry Mobile Defeats Leading Vols; Barons Lose By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports. Writer Mobile, languishing in the second division of the Southern Association most of the season, has had a few bright moments to re- 1. But Ken Fustin provided Bear fans with something to remember yesterday. Fustin's masterful relief pitching saved a 3-2 victory for Mobile over the league-leading Nashville Vols. The 26-year-old righthander went to the rescue of starter Mell Himes in the seventh. One run had scored, nobody was out and two Vols were on base. Fustin retired the next nine, men in order, giving Himes his fifth victory against five defeats. Game Suspended The Vols, however, retained their half game lead over Birmingham when the Barons lost to Little Rock, 6-5. Chattanooga and New Orleans split a doubleheader. the Lookouts taking the first game, 8-4, and dropping the second, 9-0. Atlanta defeated Memphis, 8-6, in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second In the matter of importance the clash between the undefeated Lions Club and the strong Shrine Club holds the spotlight. Winners of three games and in a first place tie with the Lions Club, the Ki \vanis gets its second major test of the race from the Legion. The Kiin their 4-1 victory over the ing in tUeir 4-X victorp over the Jaycees in the opener, followed by the 12-1 rout of the Rotary Club, but had a severe scare from a pepped up Shrine club last week, winning in the last inning. 4-3, after trailing most of the way. With exception of the 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Lions Club, the American Legion has not been particularly pressed. They trounced the Shrine Club. 10-6. as a season starter, then last Thursday knocked over Rotary with comparative ease, 10-1. Smallish Don Stallings will put his three-game winning streak on the line against Glynn Dale Howard, the Legion's crack southpaw, actor in two of three decisions. The game will also pit two of the leading hitters, since Stallings was tied with Joe Bratcher for the loop's batting lead with .667, while the Yarhro lefty was sporting a lusty .545 for No. 6, for the first three games. Howard has not allowed an earned run in 14 Innings, while Stallings has yielded only one legal tally. Cellar-Dwellers Play Either Rotary or Jaycees will break: its losing streak in Tuesday's struggle—a skein that has reached three. Beset with .pitching worries both clubs are expected to throw recent mound assignees on the firing line in efforts to snap out of their losing ways. Coach Jack Droke was quite pleased with the performance of Curtis (Red) Branscum, his rookie righthander, in his debut against the Legion last week. The freckled redhead was tagged for 10 blows but showed ability to get the ball over the plate, a feature not characteristic with Droke's other Imrlers. Two flingers issued 18 passes during the 22-8 loss to the Lions Club in the, lid lifter three weeks ago. Droke likely will have stubby Alvie Jarrett as Branscum's battery mate and believes his club is materially strengthened with his new pitcher-catcher combination. Jarrett opened the season for the Rotary in the box! The entire team showed plenty of pep and hustled all the way against the Legion despite a six-run outburst in the second. meeting j Hill, centerfiekl; right field. and Ray Adcock, Luxora Tigers Drop 2nd Game LUXORA — Luxora's Tigers dropped their second game of the season here yesterday bowing to the Coca-Cola Travelers of Memphis, 7-4. The fireworks came early in tlv game as the Tigers picked up all their tallies in the first inning. The ' Travelers tied it in the second with four runs, added single tallies in the third, fifth and ninth, as they bunched 12 hits off three Tiger hurlers. Meanwhile, Payne, lanky Traveler right bander, spaced seven Tiger blows. Jim Mahoney, Tiger starter, ' was tagged with the loss. Ring, Memphis shortstop, led the attack for the winners, while Pete Bennett and Rounsavall paced the Tigers batsmen. Coaches George Anderson and, Billy Hyde are sold on the pitching possibilities of Jerry (Slats) Williford, their elongated 12-year old converted third baseman, and plan, to start him against the Rotes. Williford was driven from the mound during a third Lion rally Wednesday, after yielding nine runs and lour hits. Wildness kept him in constant hot water but he showed definite possibilities for a first time pitching performance. Freddy White, the regular Jaycee pitcher, reportedly is out of town for the summer. Haney on Mound The Lions Club must dispose of Billy Haney, probable Shrine pitching assignment, to keep their three- game winning streak intact. Haney is tied with his probable mound foe, Bratcher, in strikeouts, each with 35. The artistic little Shrine star whiffed 27 victims in consecutive games, while the Lion ace established a new season strikeout record of 15 for one game, white subduing the Jaycees last week. Haney isbatting .300 and Is considered one of the better players in the league. He has a pitching rec- •- ord ot one win and two defeats. His 1 win came at the expense of the Jaycees in an overtime, 9-8 thriller, June 11. He has allowed nine earned runs in 17 innings. Bratcher holds decisions over Rotary. Legion and the Jaycees. Williford's home run is the only earned run off him in 16 frames. All games will be played at the Ninth Street park, just north of the Federal Compress, starting at The standings: Kiwanis Club .. Lions Club American Legion Shrine Club Jaycees Notary Club .... a. 3 s . 3 3 3 3 Pet. 1.000 l.QOO .667 .333 .000 .000 game ended in a general confusion 'n the bottom of the fifth. Umpire 3eorge Popp said it would be left •tp to league President Charlie lurth to decide the outcome. Memphis was leading, 2-0, arid he Crackers had one man out when the umpires suspended the Tame. Officials declined to say ust why the game was suspended, but it appeared the action was aken because of Atlanta's alleged stalling tactics. Memphian Wins Top Money At Speed Bowl Eddie Carmlchael of Memphis walked off with first place in the feature 20-lap race and top money at the Walker Park Speed Bowl? yesterday. "f- In In addition to the feature ra. Carmlchael also took first place the second race while garnering top money of $116 in his car "Red pour." In the winner's race, won by Jack Homer of Dell, another Dell driver, Red Gill, was knocked out but uninjured when his car overturned three times on the back curve. The race had to be stopped and restarted. Floyd Seay of Blythevllle won second place in the feature event, while '-714 Junior" driven by Rod Raymond of Osceola won the Initial race. Opera tor* of the races, Don Kerbaugh, said the track will be processed this week in an attempt to cut da,wn dust for next Sunday's BLYTHEVSLLE LEGION ARENA STLING Monday, June 22 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Lee Fields & Jimmy Siksay - vs. Eddie Malone & Charlie Keene 90 min. Time Umil _ Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c 2 1-Foll Matches Malone vs Siksay Fields vs. Keene 30 Minute Time Limit gonuo IN BONO ITEUOWSTONt INC., LOUISVIttE, KY, SEE THE FABULOUS NEW BENDGC PctWhi&/,,. It's a's a DRYER...all in one cabinet! The Bcndix drys as well Clothes come onl ready to w«f, « washes your clothes jmumini- iron or put »wiy. 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