The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 2, 1953
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PAGE SIX (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1953 Yanks Should Watch Braves By BEN PIILEGAK AP Sportswriter The New York Yankees, who usually don't have to ask anybody for anything, might consider borrowing Charlie Grimm's Milwaukee textbook on "how to start winning when losing." The Yankees go Into today's game at Boston with a chance to «et a new "second best" losing record for the club. Their all-time mark is 13 in 1913. The next worse is nine in 1945 and equalled by the 1853 edition in yesterday'6 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Bed Sox. The Braves went into a tailspin the same day the Yanks did and they lost eight in a row before righting themselves Tuesday night. Yesterday they won again with ease, 10-2. over Cincinnati. It looked for awhile last night as if the Braves would vault back into first place but Brooklyn rallied for two runs in the last of the 10th to nip the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-4, and keep their half-game edge. Cards Bounce Cubs The third-place Si. Louis Cardinals overpowered Chicago, 10-5, to Speed Boot Races Slated for Sunday HAYTI, Mo.—The Triangle Boat- Ing Club will sponsor a program of •speed boat races on the Mississippi River at their beach three miles cast of Haytl. Sunday afternoon, July 5, according to an announcement of Abie Barkovltz of Hayti, president of the group. The races, featuring some of the best amateur drivers and stock boats in Southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and northeast Arkansas, will start at 2 o'clock. An additional attraction will be an exhibition of water skiing and aquaplaning. Of 56 varsity football players at West Virginia University, 38 are from West Virginia, 13 from nearby Pennsylvania, four from Ohio and one from New York, stay 2'.;. games behind, Hal Rice homered in the 11th to give Pittsburgh a 5-3 decision over the New York Giants. Although they lost again, the Yankees preserved temporarily their vanishing five-game American League lead because the second-place Cleveland Indians also were beaten. Detroit stopped the Tribe's six-game winning rush towards first place, 4-2. Chicago's third-place White Sox moved to within 5'/ 2 games of the pacesetters as they trampled the St. Louis Browns. 13-4. Washington defeated Philadelphia, 5-3. The Yankees looked a beaten and bedraggled ball club all the way in bowing at Boston. Their attack was nonexistent, producing only four singles off the southpaw slants of Mel Parnell. Five New York hitters went down swinging and two more were called out on strikes. They were charged with only one error but the defensive play was generally sloppy. Gray Scalps Indians Al Rosen sent Cleveland off to a two-run lead in the first inning at Detroit with a home run scoring Dale Mitchell, but Ted Gray stopped the Indians the rest of the way. Bob Lemon wild-pitched one run home, threw the ball away in permitting another and walked the third man who scored. Stan Musiat belted a pair of triples and a single in the St. Louis triumph over Chicago. Gerry Staley brecKec w nts 12th victory after his mates had gotten him a 7-1 lead at the end of four innings. Milwaukee's power hitters found the range again at Cincinnati. Bid Gordon started the fireworks with a two-run homer in the first. Eddie Mathews belted his 23rd of the season, with a man on, in the third and Joe Adcock contributed a bases-empty blast in the eighth. Mathews moved into the league lome run lead. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 43 26 .623 — Milwaukee 43 27 .614 JJ St. Louis 41 29 .586 2'/ 2 Philadelphia .... 37 28 .569 4 New York 34 34 .500 S'/ 2 Cincinnati 30 39 .435 13 Chicago 23 44 .343 19 Pittsburgh 36 50 .342 ao'/ 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 46 22 Cleveland 41 21 Chicago 42 29 Boston 39 34 Washington 36 .676 .603 .502 .534 .500 Philadelphia .... 32 40 .444 St. Louis 27 47 .365 Detroit 21 49 .300 36 SOUTHERN Nashville Memphis Birmingham .. Atlanta New Orleans . Little Rock ... Chattanooga ,. Mobile ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB .568 — .568 — .530 3 40 38 513 4!/2 39 42 .481 1 36 39 .480 7 36 45 .444 10 34 48 .415 12'/ 2 45 35 46 35 44 39 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 5 Philadelphia 4 (10 innings) St. Louis 10 Chicago 5 Milwaukee 10 Cincinnati 2 Pittsburgh 5 New York 3 (11 Innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4 New York 0 Detroit 4 Cleveland 2 Chicago 13 St. Louis 4 Washington 5 Philadelphia 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 7 Birmingham 4 (Only game scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn —Drews 5-5) vs. Ersklne (5-4) Cincinnati at Milwaukee—Pod- blelan (4-6) vs. Antonelli (6-3) or Wilson (2-6) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Detroit—Garcia (94) vs. Gromek (2-2) New York nt Boston —Raschi (5-4) vs. Brown (6-3) Washington at Philadelphia— Marrero (5-3) vs. Frlcano (4-4) Blytheville Legion Wins Two More Juniors Have Clean Slate For Season The Blytheville Y Junior American Legion baseball team captured victorys number five to maintain its clean slate for the year yesterday with a 14-3 win over Marked Tree at the Manila park. Tuesday the Junior notched win number (our with a 5-1 victory over Walnut Ridge in a game played there. Thomas Griffin and Dean Pierce shared mound duties against Marked Tree yesterday and allowed only one hit while their mates were collecting 11 hits off the pitching efforts of Martin and Tipton of Marked Tree. Jackie Halstead, Charles Abbott and Tommy Hatcher led Blytheville's attack with two hlte each. Marked Tree's three runs came in the sixth inning on two errors and three walks. In Tuesday game at Walnut Eidge, Bob "Red" Childress held the losers to only three hits ae he chalked up his first pitching victory of tiie season. It was his first start on the mound. Combs of Walnut Ridge allowed Blytheville only five hits, but wildness in the early Innings combined with two hits to give Blythevlle four of ts fve runs. The Juniors travel to Hector Sunday afternoon for a return game. Batteries for the game will be Chil- drnss and Freddie Rounsavall. Monday night the Juniors will play Marked Tree at Manila with Joe Dean Pierce slated to pitch and Tommy Hatcher, catch. SWIMS. TOO—Margaret Landers, 17, is ihc New York Metropolitan Senior Amateur Athletic Union women's breaststroke swimming champion. She averaged 05 in studies at Brooklyn Bay Hidge High School, was valedictorian of her graduating class. (NBA) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham Little Rock at Chattanooga Memphis at Nashville. Hogan Charts Course Like a Surveyor Fourth of a series written for NEA Service By JIMMY DEMARET Three-Time Masters Champion CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y.—(NEA) — Ben Hogan memorizes the course. Hogan rarely makes a shot until he plans it carefully, plots it, just like a surveyor. To him, a green Is a billiard table, and he is Willie Hoppe. When, in the Oakmont clubhouse after this year's United States Open Championship, it was recalled that he missed an 18-Inch putt on the seventh hole of the final round, Hogan exclaimed, "Good for me! Good for me. It was the only time I got careless." What Hogan meant was that It served him right. Ben has been criticized for taking too long on his shots, but says surveyor Is a brutal word when applied to a golfer. "I'm only reading the green," he said after the U. S. Open. "As Claude Harmon points out, read- Ing the green is like reading the small type in a contract. If you don't read it, you are likely to get in trouble." Hogan studies the contour of the green, the grain of the grass. Ninety-five per cent of the time the grain of the grass runs toward the setting sun. Quite naturally, you get more roll putting with the grain than against it. Hogan is the Greatest club selector in the history of golf. He knows precisely what each club will do for him. Hoy an figures what's the best side of the green to miss a shot on, and plays to the front of the green, j where there is less chanca f running into difficulty. Most greens are bunt with an upward approach. A fellow with a strong yiune like Sam Snead's frequently is behind the green, making it that, much tougher cm himself because he lias to cliio or putt downhill. Hogan may mis-read a green some time, but he's never going to .mis-hit one. Ben leaves nothing to chance. His wind analysis will stand him in good stead in his first British Open at Carnoustie, Scotland, July 6-10. Hogan has extreme pat fence. He never loses his temper or gets flustered. I've never seen him mad. He jubt concentrates on his beautiful game. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Hogan is his control of his nerves. Superior golfers go over the hill not because their game leaves them, hut because of their nerves, Here's a secret to why Hogan was able to win four of the last Sports Roundup — Scribes at Carnoustie Should Be Appreciated By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — A week from today the nation's golf bugs will be told, almost hole by hole, of the progress of the world's greatest player, Ben Hogan, toward the British Open Championship at Carnoustie in faraway Scotland. They will little appreciate the labor that has gone into supplying this service. five U.S. Opens he has shot for. He has the advantage of rest and practice for a couple of weeks while the remainder of the boys are knocking themselves out on the tournament trail trying to make a living. Hogan Is supposed to be in semi- retirement. I have to tough, because in semi-retirement he manages to piny in more tournaments than old Jimmy Deinaret. Only he chooses his spots. Mind you. I'm not minimizing what he's accomplished. Nobody comes close to Ben, not even Bobby Jones. Who'd Jonos bent to compare with the golfers of today? The courses were shorter then. little League Box Score AB H PO Huey Ib Turner, cf-p Hodge. 3b ROSS. SS JnrretL c Co!i?ninn, 2h C. Brnriscum. p-cf Wpptbrook. rf-cf .. LoRiin, rf W. Bransum, If . The clubs were the same with the-exception of the wooden instead of the steel shaft. They'd still use a woode nshaft If they could get the right kind of wood. Another amazing thing about Hogan is his stamina. He's strong and wiry, has wonderful legs and long arms. He can practice five or six hours at a time, hitting more than 1000 balls. He has worn down more practice tees than beavers have gnawed down trees. I'm pretty strong, nnd I'm fagged out after two hours. Hogan says he would rather be tired and have control of the ball than to be fresh and not know where it is going. Being a bit tired relieves tenseness, as a matter of fact- Ben Hogan has that intense desire to win. and even after 20 years that rules out nerves. Reporting a golf tournament on any one of Britain's championship links is a production the like of which is unknown in this country. Here you can sit down and they'll bring the news to you through a telephone hookup which blankets the course. Over there, if you want to know what's going; on you jolly well find out for yourself. There's a big difference- The accepted system is to hire about a dozen caddies who can write numbers and then provide a corps of bicyclists to dash In with their deathless news from the outlying sectors. There are a number of drawbacks to this system. For one, it is not the easiest thing in the world to understand what the average Scottish caddie is trying to convey, particularly when he arrives short of breath. Scar from 1935 The principal scar we bear was inflicted at the British Open pfayed at.Muirfleld in 1935, at the time Lawson Little was the hottest thing in the golfing firmament. My own private press room for the event was an evacuated cowshed about 150 yards down the road from the course, and this made for difficulties. The leader after the first round was a player named Alf Ferry, and we duly asked our No. 1 field man, name of Scotty, what he knew about the fellow, if anything. Our impression was that Scotty said Perry was a southpaw, and that was something, Indeed. Left- handed professionals are rare, and left-handed professionals who lead open tournaments rate right up with the Kohinoor. We were Kome- what Incredulous, but Scotty in- sisted — we thought. Well. Perry still was in front after the second round, and a lot more words went out from the cowshed. Golfing; history - plainly was in the making. The first inkling that all was not well came the next morning in the form of a cable saying that none of the other reporters seemed to know that Perry played left-handed. Perry Became Righthander This called for a hurried conference with Scotty. It became somewhat confused. Scotty still stoutly maintained that our man was a southpaw, as best we could gather, but, when confronted with a left- handed stance, only shook his head in bewilderment. Luckily, we had attracted a small gallery of interested listeners, and one of them was able to clear it up. "What he's saying, old man, is that Perry is a Southport golfer, and I happen to know that's right," the man explained. "That's where he was born." As Inconspicuously as possible, Perry was reconverted into a right-hander on that, the final, day, and it was just as well, for he went on to win the championship. The word southpaw, we learned, is not known on that Bide of the ocean. Lost Night's Fights By The Associated Presi CHICAGO — Bob Satterfleld, 180!i, Chicago, knocked out Bob Baker, 214, Pittsburgh, 1. QUEBEC — Fernando Oajnon, 118, Quebec, knocked out Stan Almond, 113 1/4, Vancouver, 8. NEXT: Ben Hofiin needs only halfway break In starling time In British Open. 28 9 18 15 SllIUNi; CLUB AB H PO WliiHle. 2l)-p 5 Lovelace. 3b 4 Tnylor. ss Gviffin, c Dallas. Ib Pugh, cf-lf McDermott. rf . Haney, p-if-2b . earner, If xLamberi, 2b-cf xLambert walked for Garner in 5th inning. When Ferris Fain, now with the White Sox, won the American Leagui 1 batting championship last year he became the 10th to win that loop's hitting honors twice or more times. Television SERVICE ANY MAKE rAJijsteim tor S»le or Riait PHI1,CO FACTORY SERVICE Bldylock's Ph. S11Z At better liquor stores The new Calvett Summer Home Barl A FIFTH Of MELLOWER WHISKEY CMl fO« COOl CAlVfRT SUMMf" DRINKS AT TOU« FAVORITi TAViBN Calveit Summer Home Bar in... Haw tf«^ both when fclks drop in/ CAtVRT RSFfiYE lltNDH! WHISKEY-MI PSOOF-<SJ% GRAIN NEUTBAt STOUTS. CAtVEUT HSTHttO , IONOOK 0»r GIN, 90 fKOOF. WSTHIEB f«OM 100% GRAIN NtUIRAl SPOTS. CALVERT DISTIllMS COM., NIW TOtK OTt As Records Topple— Rotary Out lasts Shriners 18-17 Little League records toppled like ten pins in a bowling alley as the Rotary Club outlasted the Shrine Club, 18-17, in a dasxling hit and run contest yesterday afternoon. At least nine club records were established, another team mark and several Individual batting figures tied during the wild and woolly, see-saw affair that lasted slightly more than two hours, but kept the large crowd glued to their seats expecting added excitement that came in wholesale lots. Here are a few of the known records established or equalled: Most runs, both teams. 35; most triples, both teams, five; most runs one team one-half inning, nine; most runs both teams in one inning, 16; most batters facing pitcher, one-half inning, 12; most batters facing pitcher both clubs in same inning, 22; most hits in one inning, both teams, nine; most as ststs, one team, 15; most assists, both teams, 27; most pitchers used, both teams, five; all new marks; tied: extra base hits, eight; most hits one inning, one team, five; runs scored by a player, one game, 4; Billy Ross and Jerry Colematt, Hotary Club; most hits one player, single game, Ross and Bob Dallas, Shrine Club. The game started off as if starters Billy Haney, Shrine Club, and Curt Branscum, Rotary, were going to hook up in an old fashioned pitcher's battle, as only seven batters saw action in the first inning. But Just about the time the fans leaned back, to witness the duel, things began to happen, but fast! Shrine Roars Back Young Haney started it when he walked Coleman, Bobby Westbroofc and Wayne Branscum in the second inning. Ron Huey promptly sent in the first two with a sharp double. .The lead was short lived as Shrine roared back with five in their half when the freckled Rotary chunker hit a wild streak and had his defense crumble behind him. Clyde Griffin doubled, Dallas singled, and scampered home when Coleman threw badly on Jimmy Pugh's grounder. Piigh scored when Ross fumbled Coleman's toss of Phyllis earner's grounder. Jarrett fumbled Larry Whittle's roller, Haney scoring. Garner counted when Bob Lovelace forced Whittle. Ten batters faced Haney during a five-run Rotary spree in the top of the third on walks to Jerry Hodge, Ross' single, another pass to Jarrett, followed by Branscum's base-clearing triple. Shrine was not to be denied and again took the lead in their third inning turn with four more tallies. Pugh smacked Qriffln and Dallas across with a rousing triple and counted a little later on McDermott's fielder's choice. Phil moved to third on a passed ball and wild pitch, and dented the rubber as Ross tossed out Haney. Record-Breaking Fifth The Rotary tied it up with two in the upper half of the fourth on walks to Ross and Coleman and. John Logan's long triple to left. That set up the record-breaking fifth inning when Rotary scored nine runs'for a semingly safe margin, only to have the scrapping Shriners get busy and send seven over the platter, the biggest single inning in the five-week-old league. Hodge drew Haney's ninth pass and scored on Ross' terrific two bagger. Jarrett and Coleman scored on Branscum's long single. After Haney passed Wayne Branscum and Huey vo force in Coleman, Coach Maurice Sanck'rs brought in Larry Whittle to pitch for the Shriners. Curt Branscum came in on Tex Turner's scrotch and Wayne Branscum followed as Billy Lambert threw wildly. Ross scored Huey with his third hit. and Turner brought in the ninth tally on Jarrett's blow to center. The nine-run lead didn't scare the Shriners one bit. It challenged them, instead. For they worked on Branscum and drove him off the hill with a vicious attack. It was Pugh who ignited the fuse with a single, and moved to third on two passed balls. Curt got McDermott on strikes then ran out of gas. He walked Haney and Lambert to fill the bases. One run came in on Whittle's perfect bunt, and Bob Lovelace accounted for Haney and Lambert with a blow to center. When Jesse Taylor was given a free ticket Coach Jack Droke waved in Tex Turner from centerfield. Dallas got him out of the hole by tripling and racing on in when Hodge missed the relay, Ter put out the blaze by taking care of Griffin's fly and forced Dallas to roll out to second, two shy o£ 1 tie. Branscum Returns Whittle shut off the Rotes in their last turn at bat, then the Shriners turned on Turner as if they meant to get the thing over with. They did, but In the wrong direction. McDermott walked and Haney tripled him in. Billy was caught rounding third and run down in a chase. Turner was shaken up while making the out. He was forced to turn the pitching over to Bransum. Lambert's small target was too difficult for Curt and he too walked, moved down on a wild pitch. But he was nabbed trying to make It to third on a short passed ball, as Jarrett recovered and pegged perfectly to Hodge. Huey signed the Shrine death warrant by handling Whittle's hopper and beat the runner to the bag for the final out. SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start • • 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORJF -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS-750 CHILDREN-350 Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phon« 8662

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