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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1958 Indians Have Another Chance to Make Race BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L .4! 23 35 25 24 26 31 37 45 41 Milwaukee Brooklyn .. Philadelphia 35 St. Louis 31 New York 33 Cincinnati 2* Pittsburgh 24 Chicago 20 By BEN' PHLEGAR AP Sporti Writer The Cleveland Indians get another chance this weekend to make the American League pennant race look like a ! pennant race. In the National League, where it's been close j all the way, the lead may well change hands. two run homers in the White Sox- Yankee game and then Fox opened the ninth with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored as Minnie Minoso ran his hitting streak to 17 games with a single. Larry Doby and Al Rosen, who The desperate Indians, trailing by nine games, renew their one- Pet. GB ; sided rivaly with the league lead- .641 — ! ing, but suddenly slumping, New .600 2 ! York Yankees in a three part se- .593 S'ijles opening tonight in New York. .581 3'i | i n Milwaukee, the deflated ] New York Cleveland Chicago Boston Washington Philadelphia St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 46 17 .730 — 37 26 .587 9 38 28 .576 $"s 37 31 .544 111,2 32 30 24 Detroit 18 SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Memphis Nashville Atlanta New Orleans .. Little Rock .... Atlanta Chattanooga ... ASSOCIATION W L Pci. GB . « 33 42 42 39 36 34 32 31 .508 8's Braves, who like the Yanks have .393 15'i dropped four straight, collide with .348 19>2 the second place Brooklyn Dodg- .328 19!=|ers. The Bums trail by only two games. The world champions have won seven in a row from the Ohio Tribe this season and they look upon the visit of the Indians as a pleasant change from the company of the Chicago White Sox. The Sox blew .485 IS'.i town last night after sweeping a .455 IT/2 three game set with the Yanks. .353 24'i But the prospects of meeting the Dodgers In three games won't bring many smiles in the Braves' camp, Brooklyn won two out of two on its last Milwaukee visit and two Dodger victories this time would cut the Braves' lead to exactly zero. Chisoi Win in Ninth .281 28'/2 .511 — .560 1 .553 1 .527 3 .480 7 .479 7 .416 12 .413 12 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 4 (12 in- jiings) 7 Brooklyn 12 Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 13 Chicago 2 1 New York 9 St. Louis 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 4 New York 2 Cleveland 15 Boston 4 St. Louis 3 Washington 1 Philadelphia 5 Detroit 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at New Orleans, postponed, rain. Chattanooga 5-8 Memphis 6-4 Nashville 2-6 Little Rock 6-5 Birmingham 6 Mobile 1 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Milwaukee—MilUken (3-2) vs.. Surkont (0-1) New York at Chicago—gomes (3-3) vs. Church (4-3) Philadelphia at St. Louis—Roberts (12-41 vs. Miller ^1-3) or Chambers (0-3) Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (2)—Lapalme (3-7) and Dickson (6-7) vs. Nuxhall (3-4) and Collum (1-2) experts such as Leo Duvocher figure the Braves have been playing over their heads and have real cause to worry. But as yet nobody is proposing seriously that the Yankees, who recently came within single game equalling the all- time American League winning streak, are ready to fall apart, especially against their Cleveland cousins. The White Sox, who had beaten the Yankees in the first inning on Wednesday waited until the ninth inning yesterday o pull out a 4-2 triumph. Cleveland blasted Boston, 15-4. The St. Louis Browns won their fourth straight, 3-1, over Washington, and Philadelphia finally caught up with Detroit after two setbacks, 5-2. Milwaukee went 12 innings before bowing, 6-4, to Pittsburgh. Brooklyn swamped Cincinnati, 12-3. Philadelphia squeezed into third place by beating Chicago, 13-2, while the St. Louis Cardinals slipped to fourth In losing to New York, 0-4. Yogi Berra and Nellie Fox traded AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at New York—Lemon (9-6) vs. Raschl (5-3) > Chicago at Boston—Consuegra (3-1) vs. Browns (6-2) Detroit at Washington—gray (19) vs. Shea (6-1) or StobbS (2-5) St. Louis at Philadelphia—Larsen (1-5) vs. Kellner (7-6) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Mobile Atlanta at New Orleans (2) Chattanooga at Memphis Nashville nt Little Bock will have to produce if Cleveland expects to do anything against the Yankees, drove in five runs apiece in the rout of the Red Sox. Braves Blow Lead The Browns handed Washington its fifth straight loss by scoring once in the second inning on a single by Don Lenhardt and a double by Lenhardt and a long fly by pinch hitter Vic Wertz. Philadelphia scored ali five of its runs in the second inning against Detroit. Pitcher Harry Byrd, who won his eighth game, drove in one of the runs. Milwaukee coasted into the ninth mnlng with a 4-1 lead over Pittsburgh but Johnny Linden slammed pinch hit home run with two on base to force the game into extra innings. Johnny O'Brien opened the 12th with a walk, moved to third on a single by Danny O'Connell and romped home when Frank Thomas singled, his first hit In 28 times up. Brooklyn bombarded the Redlegs with five home runs which made it easy for Preacher Roe to re- ister his fourth victory. Wayne Belardi started the barrage with one on in the third. Carl Furillo also onnected in the third. Duke Snider homered with one on in the I seventh. Oil Hodges with the bases empty in the.eighth and Pee Wee ' Reese with nobody on in the ninth. A single home run caused* most of the damage to the Cardinal cause in St. Louis. Pinch Hitler Sobby Hofman parked one Into the eft field bleachers witli the bases filled to highlight a seven-run seventh inning for the Giants. The Phillies continued their com- ilete domination over the 1953 edition of the Cubs with a 19 hit attack on four Chicago pitchers. The Phils have won 11 in a row from the cellar-dwelling Chicagoans this season. REYHOWS GOOD CAU5E TO 5C.KATCH HEAP, WITH A CHIEF success EV/N& THAT OLD DICTUM FINISH WHAT YOU Brownies Win. Fourth. Straight; Cards Bow By The Associated Press The St. Louis Browns, more noted for losing streaks than winning ones this season, took their .fourth straight victory last night at Washington from the Nationals, a 3-1 decision. Last Night's Fights By The Associated Press Bo$ton-Teritly "Redtop" Do vis, | BrVcheeiTwUh'n' singl-Tin thTsev" The Browns still are one game short of their high for the year, however — five triumphs in a row. The victory went to ex-Cardinal Harry Brechten, his second in the American League, but Satch Paige came to the rescue in the seventh. A, sinciie by Don Lenhnrdt in the .second and a double by Clint Courtney made it 1-0 St. Louis, but the Nationals matched that in the fourth with three singles. Singles by Dick Kokos and Roy Sievers plus a two-bagger by Len- hnrdt and long fly by pinchbaHer Vic Wertz completed the Browns' scoring in the sixth. The Nationals opened against 128 !i, Hartford, Conn, stopped Tommy Collins, 128 U, Boston, 10. Detroit—George Powell, 187, Detroit, outpointed Paul Simpson, 185'3. St. Louis, 8. Newark, N. J. — Danny Rubino, 153. Hobokcn. outpointed Pat Best, 152, Westfield, N. J. 8. Sports Roundup — Ogden Show Was Little Gem By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YOROK (AP) — They laughed like anything when little Ogden volunteered to put on the second of the Archie Moore-Joey Maxim series for the 175-pound championship. Old Doc Kearns, the experts chuckled, had sold another inoffensive little bunr a hill of goods, just as back in 1H23 he closed every bank in Shelby, Mont., with his Jack Dempscy- Tomrny Gibbons production. Well, as It turned out the good doctor only sold the Utah live wires a regular gem, one of the finest boxing shows in some respects that the national television audience has yet sat in on. Probably the old medicine man who manages Maxi surprised himself, but he still deserves credit for having discovered Ogden. Probably never before did two bruisers perform before a scenic backdrop of such majesty as those mountains which rear up nt the end of Ogden's main street. The mellow sunlight of late afternoon joined with the ring lamps to do an exceptional lighting job. In the late rounds the commentator said the moon was pitching in, too. It was & night for love and legalized mayhem. Important Milestone This writer, among others, heard the late Mike Jacobs predict that the time would come when the size o£ the crowd at ringside would be inconsequential and that television money alone would make everyone rich. We have a feeling; this was an important milestone toward realization of the great promoter's dream. Far as we are concerned they can hold a lot more championships in Ogclen and let the beer- drinkers pick up the tab. Here was proof that a town not much bigger than an apple orchnvd (but growing fast, mind you) cnn stage a big fight as smoothly as New York or Chicago. It was n professional Job in every respect, granting that the Ogden folks had a right to see several of their home state gladiritors Introduced on a national hook-up. Perhaps they can. be talked out of that next time. Good Honest Brawl Perhaps the most remarkable thing of all was the way the two principals laid into one another for 15 rounds. Those who witnessed the last scuffle between Archie and Joey at St. Louis still wake up some nights in a cold sweat, and yet this time they put on a good, honest brawl that was well worth seeing. Neither of them ever dawdled, anyway, Maxim in particular appeared to have been infected by the high mountain air. The former champ several times threw his body behind a hnrd, straight right in a manner that was both eye-catching to his great audience and rough on Moore, who plainly was unprepared for such a chtinge in Joey. In fact, the man they call the "Ohio Killer" because he never hurt anybody much went at his work with WE MEET ALL PRICES WHOLESALE OR RETAIL HOT or COLD A Slice or a Truckload Special Prices For Picnics and Parties BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Main St. Blythevillt such verve that we imagine the decision favoring Moore cnme as a big surprise to mnny viewers. enth, but Paise limited (hem to one other safety in protecting the lead. A couple of St. Louisans. looking South Missco Softball League In Action Tonight With league-leading Wilson idle tonight in the South Missco Softball League, the remaining cludbs wilt be attempting to gain on the leaders. Second place Gririrr with a 4-2 mark will play Kciser at Wnson. Reiser has yet to win a game in league play posting a (1-6 vecord thus far. Home Oil of Osceoia and Luxora will play at Osceoia. Home oil has a 2-3 record as compared to Luxora's 3-2 mark. A win [rom Home Oil would give them a tie I'm- third place with the Tigers. The Lowest Price far #^tefy Straight Bourbon in Arkansas!!! 96 proof HEAVEN HILL* Diluted and follltd in CHd Keririxty by HEAVEN Hill DISTILLERIES INC., Compare Tfiese Prices! AT ALL GOOD 'I STORES IN ARKANSAS BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY INSECT DAMAGE TO CROPS? We offer to the farmers free field inspect ion for Thrips, Army Worms, Red Spider, and other insect damage. The Blythcvillc Soybean Corporation has engaged a qualified entomologist to make inspections and recommendations. If you have insect or poison problems, feel free to call on us at any time. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W, Main Phonos 6856 — 6957 — GS58 Headquarters for Toxnphene, DDT and Olhcr Poisons. good for their home town friends, spoiled the Cardinals attempt to stay in third place in the National League race as the New York Giants slugged their way to a 9-4 victory at Busch Stadium in the afternoon. Don Mueller and Bobby Hofman between them produced six runs in a seven-run seventh-inning uprising by the Giants. Hofman hit a grand slam homer in a pinch-hit role,, his sixth homer of the scasor. and first grand-slamrner of his ca- Lions Club Routs Shrine To Clinck First Place Tie The undefeated Lions Club clinched at least a tie in the first half of the Little League season with an easy 8-0 rout of the Shrine Club yesterday afternoon. Winners in four straight games, the league leaders netd only to dispose of the once- beaten Kiwanis Club next week to wrap up the initial section of the split season. Staked to three runs in the first inning, Joe Bratcher coasted to his fourth successive triumph, although appearing to be far from his best form. He was tagged for five hits, including a double by Larry Whittle, and loser Billy Haney's triple, fanned 10 Shrlners and did not issue a free ticket. His perfect control for the'third game in a row matched the performance of Don StaUing.s, Kiwanis ace. Haney held the hard hitting price setters to three smgles. two of the infield variety, but was unablt to get the ball over the plate with any degree of consistency. He walked nine and plunked another bat- hit !o Rpnfro at second whose throw | only to lapse back into his generic Griffin at home was late and i ous habits in the fourth thi wild and two runners scored. Bill Simmons was hit by a pitched ball. Fitzgerald came in as Esnfro tossed out Jerry Hill but Bratcher was nailed at the plate as he, too, tried to score. It was the season's third double play. The Lions utilized tlwlr first hit to score one of two runs in the second. Raspberry strolled. Billy Nelson fanned. Frank Alford attempted to catch Haney napping with a bunt but was out at first as Raspberry moved down to second. He went to third on a passed ball and counted when Morris' pop fly ter, and half of them scored. Like ' was lost in the sun and fell at his pitching, the Shrine defense was unsteady. Five errors contributed materially to the run making. Although never in the game after the first frame, the Shrine threatened four of the sis cantos, j Successive singles by Jesse Taylor j and Clyde Griffin and a passed ball j placed runners on second and third [ during their first time at bat, but I Haney rolled out to Jessie Raspberry at first. Haney Wold Larry Whittle opened the second with a single, advanced on Jack Eenfro's sacrifice, and over to third passed ball. But Bratcher pumped it by J. A."-Tharpe and Phyllis Garner for strikeouts. Whittle's two bagger, following Haney's forceout filled second and third again in the fourth but Renfro and Tharpe were strikeout victims. Haney's three base shot to right field came with two down in the sixth. Bratcher nailed down his second shutout job by whiffing Whittle. Haney was wild from the first batter, Frank Alford, whom he walked along with Danny Morris. Jimmy Killett forced Alford at third. Larry Fitzgerald also drew pass to fill the bases. Bratcher shortstop Taylor's feet. Morris advanced on a wild pitch and raced in on Bob Lovelace's error o£ Kellett's bounder. Only Solid Blow Haney took a hitch In his belt and fanned the side in the third, reer. Darly Spencer also homered for New York and Stan Musial did it 'or St. Louis. Stan's blow, in the eighth, was lls 801st extra-base punch. Only JO other players in big league history have hit as many as 800 extra base blows. The defeat dropped the Redbirds few percentage points behind the 'hiladelphia Phils who took over Jiird place. iat paved the way for last three Lion tallies. Nelson started things with a walk, Haney took Alford's attempted sacrifice and threw into centcrfield. Nelson pulling up at third. Alford was ruled out for stepping on the plate as lie bunted. Morris singled sharply to center for the only solid Lion blow of the game to count Nelson. He moved to second on a passed ball. Killett whiffed but Haney walked Fitzgerald again. Morris scored on Taylor's error of Bratcher's roller. Both runners were given a base on another passed ball, then Haney walked Simmons and Hill in order, forcing home Fitzgerald. He got out of the hole by whiffing Raspberry, but the damage already was done. The box score: SHRINE CLUB AB H PO Dallas, Ib ... Lovelace, 3b . Taylor, ss Griffin, c Haney, p 3 Whittle, If 3 Renfro. 2b ... Tharpe, rf .. Pugh, it earner, cf .. Smith, cf .... Totals 23 5 18 6 LIONS CLUB AB H PO Alford, rf 2 Mathis, rf 0 3 4 2 3 1 Hill, cf 2 Morris, If Killett, 2b ... Fitzgerald, ss Bratcher, p Simmons, 3b Seay, cf .. Raspberry, Nelson, c . GREAT FIGHT, MOM — Bill Wilkins is dwarfed by a 383- pound blue marlin boated near Diamond Lightship off Hatteras, N.C. The Norfolk, Va., fishcr- : man prevailed after an hour and 15 minutes with a rod and reel and a 61-pound test line. (NBA) Totals 21 3 IB & Score by innings: Shrine Club 000 000—8 Lions Club 320 30x—8 Summary: Errors—Lovelace, Taylor, Griffin, Haney, Renfro, Raspberry. Runs—Morris 3, Killett, Fitzgerald 2, Raspberry, Nelson. Runs batted in—Bratcher 3, Morris 2, Hill. Two base hit—Whittle. Three base hit—Haney. Sacrifice hit— Renfro. Hit by pitcher—Simmons (Haney). Base on balls—Haney 9. Strikeouts—Bratcher 10: Haney 7. Umpires—Clark, Kittany, Garrott, Hardy. 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