The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 23, 1953
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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1988 BLTTHKVILLE (ARK.T UUORfBR NEW! PAQB K5TBH Hogan Reaches Scotland; Practice 2 Weeks !:' PRESTWICK, Scotland (AP) — Ben Hogan, the little man with a magic wand for a plf club, landed in Scotland today after a trans-Atlantic flight to prepare for the one major purnament he has never won — the British Open. He's never tried it before. H was a tanned and smiling ogan who told those who came to •'•;«et him that he had made the Ejp for three reasons: "Everyone ick home wanted me to, this year ;e British Open doesn't interfere with anything I wanted to pl»y in America and because I am told Carnoustie Is one of the finest courses in the world." The recently crowned TJ.' S. Open Champion will spend two weeks !Chisox' Richards Sings New Tune By ED C.ORRIGAN : NEW YORK (AP) — Remember what Chicago Sox i4anager Paul Richards was saying just three short months That his club had as good a chance as any to win the American League pennant, that the New York Yankees could 5e beaten, etc. Now he's changed his mind. Not* lat he has given up completely; e's not the type. But he's joined >1e bandwagon of the other mana- srs to the extent that all he says 1 is that he and his club never 'ill stop trying to catch the Bronx .ombers. >'The Pale Hose have been going ,ell of late but they still were ! i'/2 games behind the Yanks and :-/2 behind the second-place Indians ygay. They open a three-game set the Yanks tonight. '; "Certainly the Yanks are going i be awfully tough to catch," the >hisox leader said. "But we'll -ver quit hoping and never quit laying. The season is still young." . His main hope seems to be that Yanks will lose a few, then ,iet panicky. That's happened be;ire in the majors. : "Let us get hot or lucky," he lid. "Let the Yanfcs slump a little ad cool off. Then they might begin ressing and get desperate and irow some games away." Need Aid The Sox, of course, will need an ssist from the rest of the league they entertain any hopes of mat up the big deficit. So far ley've split eight games with the anks. They're the only club in league that can show a .500 lark against Casey Stengel's men. Richards even admitted that he as more optimistic over his "lances the last time the Sox vis- New York. At that time he ought maybe some of the veteran ank pitchers would break down me the hot weather. ^'But look at them," he moaned. 3d Lopat, Vio Raschl and Allie eynolds have lapped the league, ohnny Sain is twice the pitcher was when he joined the Yanks om the Braves, and Whitey Ford a big winner. If we are to have ny chance of beating them, we'll ave to outpitch them as a starter. "We've got to learn not to lose e game in the first few Innings, he Yank pitchers usually stay a n or two ahead and if they tire the late innings, you've still got chance." Graduate School Teaches Baseball In three seasons of Big Ten ten- competition, Michigan State as won three straight doubles ti- s, two singles crowns and one am championship. AP Newsfeatures SPKINGFIEIJ3, Mass.— At the graduate school here at Springfield College, baseball is a major work for student theses. It all started a few years ago when Brancrr Rickey, now general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was discussing the national pastime with Archie Allen, Springfield baseball coach, and Clayton T. Shay, assistant director of graduate study. The students are attempting to determine the effect of the strength of leg muscles on the speed of the pitched ball as well as the rela tionship of reaction time to th hitting of the ball. An automatic pitching machin loaned to the college by the Uni versity of Massachusetts is bein used. This part of the study pro gram tries to determine whethe wrist flexion, use of the shoulde muscles in throwing the ball, an length of arm motien are most im portant in judging the speed an proper batting of the ball. The machine is gauged to thro 1 the ball between 60 and 80 mile per hour. Compressed air shoots th ball out of the machine and 11 o the 15 pitches go through a 17-inch rectangular batting zone.- Each player participating In th study hits 24-minutes over a pe riod of three weeks. As the playe swings at each pitched ball hi reaction time is noted by the test ers and is tabulated on a maste sheet which is later complied am analyzed. Two groups of students are work ing on the test to discover if thi speed of the ball is increased as a consequence of increased 1 e i strength. One set of players takes heavy resistance leg exercises. The other le doesn't. To date no final results have been reported. • Murry Dickson, pitcher lor thi Pittsburgh Pirates, established i major league record for home runs allowed by a hurler in one season when he gave up 39 homers In 1948 Fred Hatfleld, inflelder for the Detroit Tigers, is a graduate of Alabama State Teachers College. CING NIGHTLY! Wonderful Newly Installed Hardwood Dance Floor FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE HOLLAND 3241 or 9411 GOOD FOOD At AU Hours Sandwiches and Short Orders COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton Completely Air Conditioned Motel for Touristm HUBERTS CLUB HtVfR A DULL MOMENT! Highway 61 Hubert UtUy Holland, Mo. polishing his game for the British Open which will be held on the testing Carnoustie layout from July 6-10. The championship Carnoustie where the 72-hole medal play event will be held probably is the toughest In the British Isles. No Prediction Asked upon ms arrival whether he'll win Hogan replied "golf tournaments are like horse races- hard to predict. But I shall be trying to win as I do In every tournament." Just before he took off from New York with his wife and Frank Stranahan, the Toledo strong boy who also will compete, Ben said he planned to start playing the course today. "I haven't given a thought to the course. After all, no one else can tell you about a golf course." Rick Casares, the University of Florida's hard-charging fullback, made the All-Southeastern Conference second teams ta both football and basketball ia 1953. Tennis Official Umpires Match Over Globe AP Newsfeatures HOUSTON, Tex.— Roy Wilder officiates tennis for nothing and he has traveled 250.000 miles in three years to do it. Wilder umpires in six languages —French, German, Italian, Spanish, English and Russian. At the Pan-American tournament last year, he umpired over 80 per cent of the matches in perfect Spanish. Wilder played tennis out of necessity, he says. "I had to have more strenuous exercise than . riding a bike And delivering papers," The reason was that as a boy he lell and hit the back of his neck, MASTER —Jeff Munson, 14, Jf Sparkill, N.Y., has been win-! ning trapshooting champ:on-j ihips since he was 10, fires against seniors. (NEA) Braves Are W/uz Kids of 1953, Says Grimm causing: a blood clot. His left side was paralyzed. Annually you'll find his name among the first-round casualties n the major tournaments because Roy umpires tennis better than he tlays it. He pays his own expenses everywhere he goes. He travels to Wimbledon to watch the matches and has been in France, Mexico and South America. Recently he witnessed some tournaments in Florida. He has umpired at all the major tennis centers except Wimbledon. "I was asked to officiate there, but I turned it down," he says. "I'd rather watch the tennis." "Umpiring is never » tough job if the ballboys and linesmen are .trained," he says. He always issues typewritten instructions to the ball- boys and linesmen. Wilder was a bookkeeper for 14 vears in his native Corpus Christ!, Tex. He gave it up to follow the tennis nomads. By HARRY GRAYSON .NEA Sports Edllor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Charley Grimm says the rampaging Braves will get hotter with the weather. "This is ii young club," wys the optimistic Grimm, "so it has to improve. We aren't saddled with a lot of old pappy guys who will melt in the summer's sun. These are the Whiz Kids of 1953, »nd this edition Is going to keep moving." No fewer than 15 members of the Milwaukee club are under 30. The average age of a crack infield is 24 The phenomenal Eddie Mathews is only 21. The Warriors have a 23- year-old battery in Johnny Antonel- 1! and Del Crtmdau and Bill Bruton and Pitcher Daye Cole are the same age. Joe Adcock. ,iack Dlttmer and Bob Buhl, the fireball pitcher, are 25. Johnny Logan, Lou Burdette and Bob Thorpe; a restrve outfielder, are 26; Don Liddle and Jim Pendleton, 27. Belief Worker Dave Jolly is 28 and Ernie Johnson, a big right- hander from whom Manager Grimm expects help later, is 29. Sid Gordon, 35, is the only elder statesman upon whom the Braves are dependent, and the Brooklyn cowboy is being cleverly spelled by Pendleton, the one-man bench. "When the season started," says Grimm, "I thought Roy McMillan of the Beds was the best shortstop in the National League, but I now must rate Logan as the top banana. Johnny isn't flashy, but he goes deep in the hole and makes all the plays and will out-hit McMillan. "Logan has helped Dlttmer no end. Jack appears clumsy at times, stumbles around, but makes the double play. He seemed to lack, confidence when called up last season. He said he preferred to remain in Milwaukee, where he was batting .vKr Grimn > ^ k*P« «>usy directing heavy traffic from the third kuJ coach s box. The Milwaukee manager reminds men on first and second bases that there are tw3 out. He congratulates Sid Gordon on a three-run homer, keeps bench alive with instructions (NEAM This surprising Sudsville side is living the game a little thought, too. There was Second Baseman Dlttmer sneaking around behind Hank Thompson for a pick-off play which resulted In a weird double play in the ninth inning at the Polo rounds the other afternoon. Also against the Giants, and in a bunt situation, First Baseman Adcock charged in, and Dittmer covered in another attempted pick-off. With Bruton on second base and the overshlft to the right on Mathews, the fleet Negro lit out for third, FOR RENT MOVIE CAMERAS and PROJECTORS All New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection BARNEYS DRUG STORE 2006 W. 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