The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1953 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, JUNE SO, 1958 BLYTHEVIT.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE BBVEtf Rest May Aid Mantles Bat NEW. YORK (AP) — Mickey Mantle climbed off the table, stepped gingerly on his .injured left leg and nodded in satisfaction. "Feels better," he muttered. "Not much pain." The young slugger of the New- York Yankees walked briskly around i the room, then lifted the leg a couple of times, bending the knee sharply. "I can still feel it. It's right there," he said, placing his hand on the fleshy part above the left knee. "I'm sure it won't bother me at the plate,'but I don't think I can run on it yet." Did he think he'd be able to play tonight in Boston? "I will if Casey wants me to," Mickey said, "but I think a couple of days rest should fix me up okay." Was he referring to his leg or his batting slump? "The leg," he answered. "A fellow cant' get out of a batting slump sitting on the bench." Swinging Same Way What is wrong? Could be account lor his drop from .345 to .310 in the space of two weeks? "Hope," he said. "There's nothing wrong with me, outside of this thing pulled leg muscle. I'm swinging the same way. It's just one of those things. I guess." Reluctant to talk further about his sudden sag at the plate Mantle excused himself, went over to his locker and donned his street clothes. He already had departed from Yankee Stadium by the time the Yankee-Dodger exhibition got under way. He was to have participated in the special homer-hitting contest preceding the game but had received Manager Casey Stengel's permission to bypass the game. "I don't know whether I'll play him or not," said Casey. "I'll ask him about the leg tomorrow. If he says it's okay, I suppose I'll play him." Trainer Gus Mauch. who taped up the region where Mantle pnlied a muscle while running out an infield grounder in Sunday's game against Cleveland, declined, to guess how serious the injury may be. A rsst for Mantle might be just what the doctor ordered at that. In his last 18 times at bat, he's made but one hit, a single. His batting average for the 14-game home stand was an anemic .192. Osceola Little Leaguers Finish First Half Tonight The Osceola Little League team, will complete their first .half of the Northeast Arkansas Little League schedule tonight when they play Harrisburg at the latter's home site. In their last meeting the Osceola team rallied in the last half of the seventh inning to nose Harrisburg 6-5 as a result of a double by Billy Robbins with two men on. With a 6-4 mark the Seminoles will be attempting to get back into the win column after losing Thursday night to Marked Tree by a score of 16-11. Marked Tree's "big Inning" in the fifth when they tallied eight runs was too much for the Tribe to overcome although they were within striking distance In their last half of the seventh, but Marked Tree's Johnnie James knocked down Ed Weldon's drive in the hole between second and first and threw out the Tribe's leading hitter to smother any chances for a win. Two men were on afc the time. Probable starters for Osceola tonight 'against Harrisburg will ,be: Ray Mann, Jr., catcher; Jerry Weldon, pitcher; Billy Robbins, first base; Mark Weiss, second base; E.d Weldon. shortstop; Jack Morse, third base; Logan young, letl field; Jerry Hill, centerfield; and Ray Adcock, rieht field. With 26 hits in 47 trips to the plate, Ed Weldon with a .553 leads the Osceola hitters. His 23 runs, 23 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases also lead the team in those departments. Jerry Hill, although dropping from a .310 to a .333 average, is in the number two slot for hitting. Mann is hitting at a .318 clip—good for third place among the leaders. Hitting averages of the other My Partner Ben Hogan's Idea of a Good Round Isto Beat HisOpponent! 8 Up By JIMMY DEMARET Three-Time Masters Champion CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y. — (NEA) — I know from experience just how great a golfer Ben Hogan is. In my book, he's the best that ever lived, and a lot of people a.qree with me. In the 1948 United States Open at Los Angeles' Riviera Country Club, I was in with 278 and a new record for the tournament. That 278 is still the second best ever shot in the championship, three strokes better than the next. The trouble with me was that Hogan came in with 276 to account for his first U. S. Open. Now how you gonna beat a man like tnat? It was in February of the next year that we, had the unique experience of tying in two straight tournaments. First was the Long Beach. Calif., Open with 272 and Ben beating me, 67-69, in the playoff. Then it was the Phoenix. Open with 278, and me topping him, 67-70, in the play-off. It was directly after the phoenix Open that Hogan, driving to his Port Worth home, had his almost Jata! accident just outside El Paso, when his car collided head on with a bus. I visited the hospital, and said, "Why, you old son of a gun, you get so mad because I beat you, you try to run a Greyhound bus right off the road." He got a big kick out of that. .Hogan's idea of a fine round is to beat an opponent 18 up. Then he's had a great day. In the semi-finals of the PGA Championship at the Portland, Ore., Golf Club in IS46, Ben beat me, 10 and 9. Now wasn't that a great way to treat a pal? "What was the turning point, Jim?" asked a writer. "When we teed off at 10 o'clock," Tecf Williams Heads Home From Korea WASHINGTON (#)—Ted Williams will head home from Korea tomorrow, the Marine Corps says, but it is unlikely that he will get back to the Boston Red Sox out- fiolci (his season. Williams has been ordered back to the U. S. -for treatment of ear and nose ailment which impairs his usefulness as a jet pilot with the First Marine Air Wing. A captain, he had flown 38 missions before being grounded earlier thiii month. Williams, 35, was called back to active duty in May, 1952, for a hitch which is not due to expire until October. A Marine Corps spokesman said yesterday it is "most unlikely Williams will be released from active dvity before then." Lou Boudreau, Red Sox manager, has voiced confidence William? UNBEATEN PARTNERS—Jimmj Demaret, left, and Ben Hoean en route to one of their many {our-ball victories. (NEA) starters are: Ray Adcock, .308; Jack Morse, 304; Jervy Weldon, .291, Logan Young, .265; Billy Bobbins, 257; and Mark Weiss, .158. Young's 15 free tickets to first base leads the Tribe in that department. Three triples by Mann is tops in that phase of the hitting. The Seminoles will be back home Thursday night when they entertain Wynne. I replied. That was Hogan's first major championship, and In his speech of acceptance he mentioned the fact, said how grateful he was to finally have his name on a cup. The only time I've ever seen Ben freeze was trying to shoot deer. Maxine Lee. Ben, Byron Nelson, Bill Taylor, the ranch foreman, and myself used to hunt deer, heavy wild boar and chicken hawks together from jeeps on the 40,000-acre T. P. Lee Ranch, which is near John Nance Garner's place at Uvalde, Tex. That's where I nicknamed Hogan The Hawk. It was uncanny. He shot boars and knocked hundreds of chicken hawks out of trees from 100 to 200 yards. But let there be a big buck 50 yards away, and he'd raise his rifle to his shoulder, p-p-uh-whang, and miss by a mile. That's the only time MATCH THIS WHISKEY VALUE-IF YOU CAN! ECHO SPRING KENTUCKY BOURBON gives you quality, age and value unsurpassed by any leading whiskey NOW 6 YEARS OLD in his life he got buck fever. he's grinding his teeth. Ever notice how short they are? He grinds them all the time in his sleep. "Sharp as Blue Blades," I told him. Bing Crosby calls Hognn Blue Blades, Ben and I have hunted with Bing on his Tuscarora, Nev., ranch. That's where Ben shot his first deer, only never got to keep him. We're up in the mountains on pack horses in snow this high, and are stopping to eat when Bing spots this big buck right alongside us. "Go ahead. Blue Blades," he nods at Ben. Hogan's so surprised he hits the buck right in, the stomach. He gets excited and wants to get him right away. The deer's lying still in the snow, and Bing says, "Aw, let's eat first." The cold must have congealed Blue Blades. That was mine, too. cllow ne ups and n ghts out £OL - the First night I bunked with him at wW( , open sp[lces the T. P. Lee Ranch, I wake up So Ben H ogan still has to get his around 2 A.M. and hear this grind- jj,. 5t deer ing noise. I thought rats were loose all over the place. NEXT: Henry Plcard eaves Ben Then I look over at Hogan and Hoean j or j 0 if. Tough PGA Tomorrow; Snead, Gary Favored BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (&}— Golf's longest and toughest grind, the PGA championship, begins its weeklong run tomorrow with two strong- backed tournament pros sharing the ! favorite's role — Sam Snead and j Cftry Middlecoff. j Jim Turno.sa, the mild-mannered defending champion from Briar- eliss, N. Y., himself is picking Snead, a three-time winner, as the man most likely to survive the 203- hole medal and match play marathon. Middlecoff, winner of the Car- lings Open at Cleveland over the \s'eek-end, comes to Birmingham with his clubs "hot," as the boys say, and with a big collection o£ would get back in the lineup if released from active duty before the season's end. backers. The course Is the tight, fi.465,- yard Birmingham Country Club lay. out. Its par 71 has been made less attainable by a sharp narrowing of the fairways and planting of numerous new traps which force greater shooting accuracy. One hundred and forty professionals tour the course tomorrow in the first of two rounds of qualifying. The low 64 for the 36 holes tomorrow and Thursday make the championship bracket, which plunges immediately into a rigorous match play schedule. Two 18-hole rounds Friday cut the field to 16. From that point 36- hole rounds will be held daily until the finals next Tuesday. Read Courier News Classified Ads. AIR-CONDITIONED S U PERCOAC HES ON Alt THROUGH SCHEDULES coot SAVINGS, rooi One Way OM W«r New York, N. Y ?23.90 Chicago, III $ 9.50 Denver, Colo 21.80 San Francisco, Calif 38.90 Detroit, Mich 14.10 Portland, Ore. ,. 44.00 (U. S. Tax extra. 10% laving each way on round trip tlefceh.) 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