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PAGE SIX BIA'TIIEVIJ LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, .TUNE 29, 1953 Unbelieving Yankee Brave Fans Gloomy BASEBALL STANDINGS Brooklyn ., Milwaukee . St. Louis .. Philadelphia New York . Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh . NATIONAL LEAGUE «' L I'ct. GB I . 42 . 41 40 . 36 34 29 21 , 24 .627 — .612 1 .597 2 .571 4 .515 7'j .439 12'a .328 19' ; . .424 21 '<j By JOE REICHLER Associated Press SportswrlUnv Moaning Milwaukee fans were crying in their beers today over the collapse of their beloved Braves but their gloom was shared by millions of Now Yorkers who still cannot, understand what has happened to their once high and mighty Yankees. Seven straight defeats for the world champion Yankees, the same outfit that had roller! up 18 consecutive victories earlier ihis month to apparently make a shambles of Uie American Lensue race. A week MY PARTNER BEN New York Cleveland Chicago Boston Washington Philadelphia St Louis AMERICAN' LEAGUE W L Pel. OB 46 20 40 26 41 37 34 32 26 Detroit 20 48 .691 .606 6 .594 6" 2 .521 11>L> .486 14 .45716 .361 23 .204 27 SOUTHERN Nashville Memphis 44 Birmingham ... 44 Atlanta 39 Little Rock 35 New Orleans ... 37 Chattanooga 34 Mobile 34 ASSOCIATION W L Pot. GB 45 34 .510 — .557 .550 .513 4 .479 7 .474 7 .430 11 .425 11 35 36 37 38 41 45 46 1 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Nett' York 12 Chicago 2 Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 3 (11 Innings) Brooklyn 11 Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 1-2 Cincinnati 4-9. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 4 New York 1 Chicago 13 Boston 4 Detroit 2-5 Washington 5-1 St. Louis 4-1 Philadelphia 1-3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 7-0 Mobile 2-12 Memphis 9-8 Birmingham 8-2 Little Rock 7-1 Atlanta 6-1 (2nd | Dc i Rice's single and Elp Repul- tie,, called, dark) \ ski's double In the. fifth. Nashville 20-3 New Orleans 8-2 Jablonski's four-bagger lied the Cardinals Squander Chances 11 Runners Left Stranded; Browns Divide By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals still had their hitting eyes but squandered scoring chances at Busch Stadium yesterday as they dropped a 4-3 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings. Outslugglng the Phils 13 to 8 with two doubles, a triple and Kay Jablonski's home run among the hits, the Reclbirds left LI men stranded. Jablonski's homer produced all three runs with Stan Musial find Enos Slaughter on base, each with a single. Wasted were Jnblonskl'fi wo-out triple in the fourth and (2nd called end 5th, dark) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at St. Louis (Night)— Winner (3-8) vs. Presko (5-7) tOnly game scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE (No games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Chattanooga Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis New Orleans at Nashville Michignn State pitcher Chuck Gorman was a member of state championship baseball and polf teams while in high school in Lansing. count but reliefer Jim Konstanty held the Birds to four hits the rest of the way. Granny Hamner opened the Philadelphia llth With n double, advanced on Del Ennis 1 safe bunt rind scored the winning tally on a force-out grounder. Courtney Una Biff Bat At Philadelphia the Browns took IhR first hnlf of n dnublcnhcnder on Clint Courtney's font, ^-l, then dropped the finale to the AUjIetics, Courtney find three hits In each contest, driving in three runs In the first gnme in which he hit his first homer of the sc.ason. Catcher Clint tried his be:;t to win the second game but couldn't do it slnglehamlcd against Carl Scheib who allowed only one hit beyond Courtney's three. The lone second-game St. Louis run Was on Courtney's sevcnt.li inning triple and a squeeze bunt, by nve the Browns a 1-0 lead kie Mike Blyzka couldn't Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Samuel P. Chnse are the only Americans who have j That p their pictures on U, S. currency i but roo and did not serve as President. Ihold it as the A's tied the count of the year. ago the Yankees led by ll 1 ^ games. Today, following their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Cleveland, the Yankees' seemingly insurmountable margin over the Indians has been whittled to six games. A loss to Detroit followed by three losses to Chicago and three to Cleveland did that" Milwaukee's plight is even worse than the Yankees. The Braves too, dropped their seventh in a row yesterday, suffering an 11-1 rout by Brooklyn to lose first place to the Dodgers. Just seven days ago, they were enjoying a comfortable three- game bulge. But a loss to New York followed by three beatings by Pittsburgh and three more by Br&aklyn plummeted them out of the National League lead. Phillies Halt Card March The two league races tightened considerably following Sunday's results. The rampaging White Sox walloped Boston, 13-4, to climb within 6 l /2 games of the Yankees. The third place White Sox now have won seven straight and 14 of their last 16. Philadelphia's Phillies halted St. Louis' march with an ll-inning 4-3 triumph over the Cardinals to close within four games of the league- leading Dodgers, The Cardinals remained In third place, one game behind the Braves and two in back of Brooklyn. New York's fifth place Giants thumped the Chicago Cubs, 12-2, to wind up their Western swing with nine victories in 13 games. Although still In fifth place, the resurging Giants are only 7'/ 2 games off the pace. Cincinnati's improved Redlegs shellacked the Pittsburgh Pirates iwlce, 4-1 and 9-2. Two American League doubleheaders ended In splits. Philadelphia's Athletics nipped the Browns, 2-1 after St. Louis had won the opener, 4-1. Detroit whipped Washington. 5-1 after the Senators bad copped the first game, 5-2. Musial Reaches .300 Mark ST. LOUIS OP) — Sinn Musial, finally hitting In his usual prolific style, boasted a IQ-gnme butting .streak today, The six-t ime Nn t ional League batting rhnrnpion showed 21 hits In his last 30 at bate (.5381 to boost his average from .256 to .301. Stan had one-for-five In yesterdays game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Demaret Talked Hogan Into Trying British Open (Not since (he days of Bobby .lones, has a golfer going to the British Open stirred up so much interest ns Ben Hog.tn's first appearance in it at Cornousfie, July 6-10. Jimmy Demaret, one of contemporary golf's bi|; names, is the playing partner and confidant of Hogan, recent winner of his fourth United States Open In six years and now being nuikt-d as the greatest shotmaker of all time. In this penetrating five-part series written exclusively for NEA Service, Demaret gives an insight on Hogan, the golfer and man.) * * * By .TIBIMY DEMARET Three-Time Masters Champion CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y. — (NBA) — I,m about the only guy in golf Ben Hogan will listen to. I'm not saying that to brag. I've known Ben since before 1932, when he was an amateur in Fort Worth. I talked Hogan into going to Scotland for the British Open when he was here for an exhibition at the Concern International Course at Kiamesha Lake, where I'm the professional. In thc'etshtn nnn won in the ninth on Sclioib's single which drove in Joe Astroth. Scheib's hit wn.s off veteran Siitrh Paine but Blyzka !ind allowed Astrotli to roach base anri drew the loss—his fifth Sports Roundup— Umpire Story Is Finally Told By C,.\YT.E TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The patron saint of the modern umpire is the late Byron Bancroft Johnson, who organized the American League in 1901 in a snarling f i g li t against the old, established National League and, as one of his first acts, raised the men in blue to a position of authority, dignity and security they had not known before. Up to that time the life of an umpire had been a hazardous and degrading one. Baseball was a. rowdy game, and the men who made the decisions were .subjected almost daily in imimidntion and worse by players and club owners alike. John Heydler, who Inter was to become president of the National League, had retired from umpiring in the middle of the 1898 season because he no longer could .stomach the abuse heaped upon him by Andrew Freedmnn, a somewhat notorious president of the New York Giants. Realizing that baseball could never become a truly great pame under such conditions, Johnson lei it be known from the Mart that the umpire (there \v,\s only one on the field in those davsi w,is his personal repre.srnia'.ive and, as such, supreme. He warned that he would stand for no Hbuse of his umpires or for any mfniU'Cment of their authority. He made it For Better Plumbing, SFLfCT CRANE & STANDARD FIXTURES Earl Walker Plumbing & Gas FJttlnp 41ft South take Phone 3553 stick, too. Revolutionary Move While this mipht seem rudimentary tochiv, when players and managers ore hi 1 )us 1 , thumbed out of games practically (.-very hour on l.he hour, Johnson's freeing" of the limps was n revolutionary move 52 years npo. Perhaps no other single rule, or ukase, did ns much toward making baseball the game i we know toriny I A vivid picture of (he scandalous j prc-Johnson evil, as well as that of the past half-century during which the arbiter rose to his present full stature, is contnincd in James M. Kahn's "The Umpire Story," pub- j lished today by G. F. Putnam's i Sons. You'll wonder when you put I it down why it took so long for , someone to put (his colorful ohm ' between covers. .Scorns of Stories Kahn, a former baseball reporter who knows his subject through long experience, has tracked down just about every tunny story ever told about the never-ending struggle between the umpire and the piny- ! er. There are scores of them, In- J volvini; practically every well i known figure that profession has : known, from the fabled Tim Hurst I of the turn of the Century up j through the late Bill Klem. the old arbitrator. Hurst it was Who coined the I immort.nl phrase "You can't beat I the hours" and who wore a base- j ball cap with the letter "B" on the ; ] front because, he said, "i.t stands i I for Best and Johnson wants you i fellows to know how I stand with j him," I By and large, the history of umpiring, though it has had many lighter moments, is that, of n group of eJertieaVed men of more than average, courage \vho have taken the slings and arrows while their j natural enemies, the players, drew j the cheers and the gravy. i Read Courier News Classified Ad? i ''What would I want fn co over there for?" he shrucgrd. "What would it prove? I don't like boats. They say the fond is bad, tell me a hotel room is next to impossible to get, and, besides, wlmt have I to gain?" "You owe it to the gnme," T told him. . "You're a legend over there. They want to see you. "Carnoustie is where Rolf came from and a great course." "I don't see you going over." Hogan countered. "A folia like mp still ha?, to make a living." i replied. The next day he dropped ir.'o Golf House in New York and Hi'ored. Ben, you see, doesn't havi- to worry about money. But some day he's gonna be a lonely little man brrau-e people just, don't know -and appivt:;aie him. Like after the recent Open at Oakmont. He conies into the clubhouse, a big smile on his face for a change, looks at all the boyx and says, "Where's everybody been all week?" "Well," rrtitks one of t!^m, "if you'd look up once in a while, you might see somebody." i There was the freshly-crowned champion, after winninp hi.-; fourth ynitcd States Open in M;-: years, practically alone in the clubhouse. But such is his concentration dur- f ing a tournament thai h-"*-• walk by his best friend wiiiioit: seeing ' him. ; Ben Hogan, believe it or not, ] wouldn't hurt n fly despite all the talk you hear about him br-mg r-old , and ruthless. You havi- fn --cratch a bit to get at the irul Hunan He'd • like to ho popular, b\u nist isn'i built that way. He'll oiiaif n few with the boys, enjoys a jokr a.- well as anyone, but when it cim:^ to golf lie just can't, unbend. ; Byron Nel.son. why ^nii Hofian when they were ku Worth, was as gi'i'tu a golfer you'd want when in his prime Just befot'r and during World War n. By was a great front runner. If he didn't start with a couple of birdies, he'd just say to himself. "Aw, to heck with it." He'd backhand a few shots and still shoots mighty fine round. Remember, be had Hogan's number in those days. sure ,-nough it Is. "What're you trying to do, man?" I look at him. "You had 10 birdies. They're thinking about putting a limit on you." Ben Hogan looks at me real serl- ous-like, and says, "You know, Jimmy, if a man can shoot. 10 birdies, he should be able to shoot 18. "Why not birdie every hole on the course?" NEXT: Ben Ho&an's idea of a fine round is to beat his opponent 18 up. make the next one good. In the Rochester Open of 1941. Hogan shot a 04 in the first round for a new course record. He had 10 birdies, but took 6 on a par 4 nth. I came in with 69. and I'm hanging around the clubhouse gabbing with the boys until it is almost dark. 1 go out to te car and in the dusk I see a fellow practicing all by himself, hitting ball after ball. And it looks like Hogan. I walk over, and BLYTHEVILL1E LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 29 8:15 p.m. Colored Girl Wrestlers Bobs Wingo vs Ethel Johnson ONE HOUR TIME LIMIT KNTIRE NORTH BLEACHER SECTION RIvSKVKI) FOR NEGROES Adults 60c—Children 15c Special Bout Eddie Malone VS Jack Welch No Time Limit Special Referee BOB'S ELECTRIC for Air Conditioning Installation & Service 9 Repair Service Wiring • Motors Phone 2423 956 E. Main There are more Chinese than Malays in the Federated Malay States. Ask ^ Halfway Mark Nears in LL The Little League this week draws the curtain on the first half of the 1953 season with three regularly scheduled games, plus an added July 4 feature. The chart: Tuesday — American Legion Versus Jaycees Wednesday — Rotary versus Shrine Club Thursday — Kiwanis Club versus Lions Club Saturday All-Star game. Ridino: the crest of a winning streak, following thoir only defeat by the Lions Club, the strong American Legion expects to strengthen second-place position by knocking oyer the winlcss Jaycees, hoping at the same time that the Kiwams will kick the props from under the fast moving Lions Club and throw the circuit into a three-way deadlock. The Legion pitching choice is problematical between Glynn Dale Howard, the nifty southpaw, and Doug Dorris, a righthander. Coach Ott Mullins will possibly string-along \vith his plan of last week when he surprisingly started Doug. The nvitcheroo from Howard, who has been a standout all year, to Dorris worked like a charm, especially lor 5 1/3 innings. Ir. rare form, Doug set down the first 12 batters, a new league recoi d. showed signs of slowing down in the fifth, and then had the roof collase on top of him in the sixth when Jimmy Bruce powerhoused a home run with two aboard. Ott finally had to call on Hotvard to help out his righthander, which he did but after a serious scare. Taycees Seek Pitcher Coaches George Anderson and Billy Hyde haye been trying to find ? mound replacement for Freddie White who is out of town for the Summer. They tried tall, lanky Jerry (Slats) Williford. normally a third baseman, but without success. Sonny Elledge served as fireman twice for "wild Willie" and quite likely will try his hand at starting for this one. With Curt Branscum on the mound and Alvie Jarrett behind the plate, the Rotary Club has taken on new life, but in all probability will haye its hands full with the Shriners. who ave shown evidences of power. Branscum is due to hook up with Billy Haney in a mound battle, which may end up in a slugging spree. Neither youngster has shown too much pitching skill, but Bran- snnm has proven that he can get the ball over the plate, in contrast to Haney's tendency towards wlldness. Billy is far ahead of all the other moundsmen in handing out free tickets. Both teams have 1-3 records and fourth place will be at, stake. The Kiwanls-Lions fracas could provide one of the season's bigge r l upsets. Still smarting under the 5-3 licking by the Legion last week, the Kiwanis would like nothing better than appease their feelings with a defeat of the league leaders, untamed in four outings with Rotary, Legion, Shrine, Jaycees. Two of the Lions Club wins were via the shutout route. The Jaycees scored a run when Williford smacked a homer in the sixth, tvhile the Rotarians v.-ere buried under a 22-8 count in the season opener. Will Shoot Works Both teams will "go for broke" by shooting their pitching aces and unlimbering their heaviest scoring weapons. The Lions Club will trot out their star. Joe Bratcher, victor in four straight wins during 1953 and hoping for a straight string this year. He lost only once — to the Rotary Club — in the "Y" Midget League last year, posting a season record of 12-1. Joe leads the league in strikeouts, 45, in this 1 race. Don Stalling!, boasting a fine record of 3-1, will toe the rubber for the Kiwanis in this all-important first-half finale. Until the Legion racked up five rims, all earned, no one had been able to break through Stalling'.-; defense. Wilil- ford's home run is the only legal tally gleaned off Bratcher. The expected mound scrap brings together not only the winningest pitchers, but possessors of the best control. Stalling's last pass was issued to Gene Swaner with two down in the sixth inning of the June 3 game with the Jaycees. He fanned Graham and has worked 18 additional frames without handing out an Annie Oakley. Bratcher has been even stingier i6 with his free tickets. He walked Ronnie Huey with one out in the third during the season opener, and that was it. He retired the side, and then hurled the fourth without furter walking, before turning over the hill job to Bill Simmons. He hasn't dished out another while taming Legion. Shrine and Jaycees, a total of 19 2/3 innings, as compared to 18 1/3 for Stalling!. Just what the July 4 game will be hinges on the outcome of th« regular schedule. If Kiwanis bests the Lions Club and the Legion thumps the Jaycees. a playoff will be necessary between the three top teams. Since it is customary to seed the top team, Kiwanis and Legion likely will battle (or the right to meet the Lions Club for the first half title. But if the Lions Club nips the. Kiwanis Club they are in, and will face a team of all-stars chosen from the other live clubs. All games are to be played at the 9th Street park, adjacent to the Federal Compress, starting at 5:10. Negro Women On Tonight's Legion Mat Show Blytheville mat fans get their : look at Negro women grapplers tonight in one of the double main- event bouts on the Memorial Auditorium ring. Babs Wingo of New Orleans and Ethel Johnson of Detroit, both Negroes, are scheduled to pair off in the first of two big bouts on Promoter Mike Meroney's card. This will be the first time that Negro women have appeared on the card here. In the other half of the twin headliner card. Eddie Malone and Jack Welch are slated to square off in a grudge bout. The BAIT SHOP No. 61 Minnows - Roachci Worms Tiicklc — Molor ROM I Oil — Candy _ Cold Drinks Open I a.m. — Close (i p.m. FREE! 50 .Minnows each gtvtn to the Fisherman ratchlnj nicgnt Grapple. 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