The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 24, 1953
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24,1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Wrigley Still Holds Out For Daylight Baseball iff JERRY LISKA ~~" CHICAGO (AP) — How long will ivy-cl ustered Wrigley Field, h o m e of the Chicago Cubs, remain the last major stronghold of professional daytime baseball? Indefinitely, says club owner Philip K. Wrigley, who steadfastly refused to follow _the 15 other major league clubs in arclight play at home. The first major league night game was played in Cincinnati, i "Let's say, instead, that we fire May 23, 1935. "That 'last stronghold' business, is entirely wrong," VMgley said in an interview. Scooter Seems Headed For End of Great Career NEW YORK (AP) — Little Phil Rizzulo, 34 years old and a member of the New York Yankees since 1941, appeared to be headed for the end of the playing trail today and Manager Casey Stengel seemed to sense it. Plagued by .assorted injuries for years, Rizzuto hurt his knee last Tuesday and hasn't been the same f nee. His error last night paved the way lor a big inning by the Chicago White Sox that eventually led to an 11-3 pale hose triumph. The shellacking didn't bother Stengel, nor did the fact that the V/hite Sox are the only team in the league with an edge on the Yanks for the season's play (5-4). But the case of Rizuto did. Out For Some Time Phil let a double-play grounder by Freddie Marshal go through him in the fifth inning and that opened the flood gates. The Sox scored six times ,in that stanza. "I don't know what happened to him," said Stengel "I thought he was all Tight. He looked okay in practice. But he couldn't bend for Brook mead e Branches Ou OCEANPORT, N. J. OP) — A division of the Brookmeade Stable is fit Monmouth Park and will be campaigned through the session by trainer Preston M. Burch. His son, Elliott, Is presently lopking after the contingent and expects steady additions to the outfit as horses commute between Monmouth and the New York ovals. The Brook- rneade Stable was leading owner of the rieeting in 1950. That year Greek Ship swept both the Monmouth Handicap and the Choice Stakes, the only horse to achieve the fiat. that grounder. "I don't know who will be at short today. Maybe Willie Miranda, or maybe I'll put Anay Carey at third, Bill Martin at short and Gil MacDougald at second. Carey got two hits off Virgil Trucks and that counts with me." At any rate, Rizzuto won't play today and the chances are he'll be out for some time. , , pioneers of day baseball. "We never had lights at Wrigley Field, and with present trends we won't as far ahead as I can sen. "Other owners are finding that television is powerful competition at night, Ky Nature A Day Game "But that's only one factor in considering the near and far future of baseball. I have statistics indicating 25 per cent of the population will be m the 6ver-60 age bracket within 10 years. "Night baseball shuts out many of these people. It also shuts out our fans of tomorrow, the youngsters who can't come roaming home at midnight from ball games." "Baseball Is by nature a day game. The fans get more enjoyment out of it, then, and there is no question that the players like it. much better than night ball." Cub attendance this year through the team's first 27 home games was 261,414, compared with 393.453 for the first 28 last season when the campaign's entire attendance was 1,024,826. ms h * m!>mA by " knee lnjury playlns wlth Glenn Doris to Ploy with Rams Again Mr ' HOUSTON, Tex.— (NBA)— Glenn Davis, who stayed out of profes- Ra " 15 '" 1951 ' ' slonal football in 1952, hus signed to play with the Los Angeles Hams " But il Iecls fille now '" ho >'<*•'«• next fall. The 26-.ypar-ol<l former Army halfbnck weighs 185, 10 pound* "I've decided to give the game another whirl," said Davis, now in above his playing weight, Is getting In shape playing In a church Kit- the oil business In Houston. ball league. BEACHED—Far from the roar of the crowd, Joe DiMaggio tries his luck with a casting rod in the surf of Bermuda. The erstwhile Yankee Clipper does weekly television show. (NEA) Children aren't always careful... but you can be! ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY The richest stake ot the Delaware Park 1953 meeting is the $100,- j 000 added New Castle Handicap ' which runs on July 4. LEONARD'S ESSO SERVICE Main * Division Open Day & Night Ph. 9961 JOHNSON'S ESSO STATION Ark-Mo. State Line Phone 9929 TELIVI INCLUDING FREE INSTALLATION Here's the chance to pick up a real buy in used television sets. Blytheville Sales Company is offering these reconditioned trade-in sets to you at rock bottom prices. All prices include antenna and installation. And each 17-inch set listed carries a full 90-DAY GUARANTEE! 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