The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 3, 1953
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FRIDAY, JULY S, 1953 m.YTHEVlM.E (ARK.) COUTITCR NEWS PAGE FIVE Lions Play All-Stars Tomorrow Bratcher Pitches No-Hitter for Lions The Lions Club wrapped up ttifc' first half championship of the Little League in »n impressive and neat 10-0 package over the KiwanU Club yesterday afternoon, with ace Joe Bratcher tyinj? the knot good and tight with a sterling no-hit, ^no-run gtm. With their undefeated first-hall I crashed through the redhead's ex- teason, th« Lions won the right to meet th« league all-stars, chosen last night by league managers. In a fourth of July all-star game at Ninth Street Park at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Eighteen men were chosen from the five remaining teams in the league for the dream team. Ott Mullins, manager of the American Legion team was named to coach the all-stars. He will choose his assistant. In racking up his fifth consecutive victory, the brilliant young right- hander was in perfect form. Exhibiting hii usual laultless control, Joe was in command all the way as he nipped corners, threw to spot and weakness, and bore down as the situation demanded. He fanned 13 of the 20 batters who faced him, eight coming in succession to tie the record set earlier by Glynn Dale Howard of the American Legion. By issuing no base on balls for the fourth straight game Joe extended the streak to 25 2/3 innings, to add to .his already gained laurels in that • department. In fact, every time Joe wins he establishes a new record. It was shutout No. 3 this year. It was not, a perfect game. Bobby Jacques, Kiwanis shortstop, was a base runner twice. He snapped Bratcher's consecutive outs at nine when he opened the fourth by lifting a fly to right field. Peewee .Frank Al- fcrd got under the ball but let the p:llet bounce out of his glove for an error. But Bobby got n6 farther. Ke was quickly erased on Don Tinker's roller to Larry Fitzgerald, who in turn was cut down at the middle station as Joe took Don Stalling's hopper and fired it to Jimmy Kil- Ht. Don advanced on a wild pitch succumbed as Jimmy Bruce was ianned for a second time. As Joe took the mound for the upper half of the sixth young Bratcher knew he needed to dispose of just three batters to nail down the dream of every pitcher, a feat he accomplished last year. The strikeout route was the best route, he probably reasoned. At any rate, he set down John McDowell and Jimmy Marshall that way and had a 2-1 count on Jacques when a pitch got away from him and creased the little shortstop's stomach. After a ^ brief rest to catch his breath and rf Marshall, c-2b 111U collect his wits— it was live fast Burton, rf ball that he stopped — "Frenchy" McDowell, remained in the game. But the contest was over in a matter of seconds as Killett, turned Tinker's ground hugger into a forceouL, and that was all she wrote. Killett and Fitzgerald were the ringleaders in the "nine-hit assault on Jimmy Bruce, normally baseman — and a good one opened on the mound for the visiting Kiwanis, with three hits apiece, also tying the league record with a whole host of batters. Fitzgerald came within an eyelash of making U four in a row in the fifth when he lined to Jacques/The ball was driven with such terrific force that it tended glove, but he trapped it against his chest long enough for the base umpire to declare the out. Bruce got into trouble right quickly in the first when he plunked Danny Morris on the noggin and all but kayoed him. But Danny was able to go to first, and stay in. He moved up on a passed ball, advanced to third op Alford's bunt, and scored as Killett smacked one over second. Jim took second on a passed ball and easily came into home on Fitzgerald's first thumper. With two down in the second Bruce got himself into more difficulty with the opportunist Lions by walking Alford. He committed the first of two balks to advance Frankie, who took third on a passed ball. Killett smote another to cenJ terfield, counting Alford, and circled the bases while Rickey Dedman was retrieving the ball after permitting it to go between his legs. The Lions, already friendly with Bruce's offerings, routed the husky righthander in the third when they piled on four more tallies. Bratcher looked over four wide ones, advanced a bag on another balk and scored behind Bill Simmons, who poled one to right for a home run. Little Don, who was at third, swapped places with Bruce and came in for some of the same rough treatment. Jerry Hill dropped one over the infield and took off for second. A quick relay had him trapped but Dusty Rhodes dropped the ball. Jess Raspberry tripled him home and scored on Stallins's error. The Lions picked up their final two in the fourth and knocked off for the rest of the game. Killett singled off Jacques glove, sprinted to third on Bratcher's double and scored as Jimmy Marshall, who swapped his catcher's mitt for Rhodes' glove in the fourth, tossed out Bratcher. Fitzgerald dented home while Stallings threw out Bill Simmons. The box score: KIWANIS CLUB AB H PO A Jacques, ss 2 0 2 0 Tinker, Ib 3 Stallings, 3b-p 2 Bruce, p-3b .'. 2 Rhodes, 2b-c .. N. Austin, If ... Dedman, cf ... J. L.-Austin, cf ALL-STARS VERSUS LIONS CLUB — The Little League All-Stars tangle with the first-half champion Lions Club tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Ninth Street Park. In the top picture All-Stars are (front vow. left to right) Johnny Plunkett, Legion; Don Stallings, Kiwanis; Ronny Huey, Rotary; (second row) Larry Whittle, Shrine; Jesse Taylor, Shrine; Clyde Griffin, Shrine; Bobby Jacques, Kiwanis; {third row) Wayne Hodge, Rotary; Billy Haney, Shrine; Glen Dale Howard, Legion; Jerry Rousavall, Legion; Sonny Elledge, Jaycees; (fourth row) Ott Mullins, coach; Billy Rons, Rotary; Doug Dorris, Legion; Don Tinker, Kiwanis; Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis; and Jerry'Williford, Jaycees; Also chosen on the All-Star team but not present for picture was Steve McGuire, Jaycees. In the lower photo are the champion lions: (first row, left to right) Billy Nelson, Jimmy McCalla, Lewis Mathis, Larry Fitzgerald, (second row) Jerry Hill, Jessie Raspberry, Frank Alford, Jimmy Holefield, Joe Bratcher, (top row) Coach Roland Bishop, William Simmons, Thomas Seay, Jimmy Killett, Danny Morris and Coach Harmon Taylor. (Courier News Phnlos) 19 LIONS CLUB AB 0 18 Morris, If .... Altord, vf ... a first I Killett. 2b who Fitzgerald, ss Bratcher, p ... Simmons, 3b . Hill, ctsg Seay, cf Raspberry, Ib Nelson, c WEEKEND 4' SPECIALS BERGHOFF c os e $0/5 BEER ' Ben Needs Only Break From Weather to Cop British Open Estb. 1879 24 Cans • ^™ * 3 ^ Case $1.95 6 Can Ctn. 98c (Prices Good Through Monday) Sorry — One Case to Customer Open All Day July 4th Budweiscr or Blue Ribbon case $4.35 Griesedieck ^ case $4.10 PHILLIP APPLEBAUM no s.5,h LIQUOR STORE p9h6 ° 4 T Fifth and last of a series written for NBA Service By JIMMY DEMARET Three-Time Masters Champipn CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y. — (NEA) — Ben Hogan didn't fly to the British Open Championship to lose. There's only one thing which can keep Ben from winning at the seaside links that is CarnousMe, Scotland. July 8-10—the weather. . The weather can change violently during the day. That's why British golfers always walk like they were bucking wind. A fellow can go out in tlie morning In a squall. In the afternoon it cnn clear up, or vice versa. 'The difference right there could be seven strokes. Superior golfers rarely beat themselves under such distressing conditions. The weather beats them. But if Hogan gets a halfway break In starting time, he'll show the Scotsmen the greatest rounds they've ever seen. At one time the wind bothered Hogan, even though he was used to the Texas variety, and It blows down j there, too. That was when Ben actually weighed 140 pounds but he has tilled out to a very solid 165 and long since conquered wina. He closed out this year's Colonial Invitation in Fort Worth with a 67 and the wind was blowing 40 wiles an hour. The better players move up in the wind, end he is a masler at keeping the hall low. He has the game and the intelligence to adjust himself to any situation. The smaller hall they use on the richt. He broils a pretty fair steak other side—1.62 inches in diameter j himself, as what Texan can't? to 1.68 for the American—will help j Hogan. With it, he has even more control and distance in the wind. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LKAQUC W L Pet. GB Brooklyn « 28 .629 — Milwaukee 43 28 .606 l',i St. Louis 41 29 .586 3 Philadelphia .... 31 29 .561 6 New York 34 S4 .500 9 Cincinnati si 39 .445 13 Chicago 23 44 .343 19'/j Pittsburgh 26 SO .342 21 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pnt. GB New York 47 Cleveland 41 Chicago 42 Boston 39 Washington Philadelphia .., St. Louis Detroit SOU1HERN .681 — .594 6 ,692 6 .527 I0(i .500 12'i .444 16I 2 .385 22!j .310 16 Memphis .. Nashville 4S Birmingham ... 45 Atlanta 41 New Orleam ... 39 Little Hock 36 Ihattanooga ... 3T Mobile 34 ASSOCIATION W L Pot. GB 47 35 .573 — 38 39 38 .561 1 .536 I .519 4!i .418 8 .414 8 .451 9 .410 13','j Yesterday's Result* NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 8 Philadelphia 0 Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 5 Boston 3 (10 innings) Detroit 4 Cleveland 2 Washington at Philadelphia, postponed, rain SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 4 Little Rock 1 Atlanta 4 Mobile 3 Memphis 3 Nashville 0 Birmingham 16 New Orleans 13 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia—Jan—Jansen (7-6) vs. Konstanty (9-4) Cincinnati at Milwaukee—Bac- sewski (2-0) or Raffensberger (3-7) .•s. Wilson (2-6) St. Louis at Chicago—Haddiz (103) vs. Lown (3-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at New York —Shantz (3-5) vs. Ford (8-2) Washington at Boston—shea (6-1) •S. Nixon (4-2) Detroit at Cleveland—Hoeft (6-4) •s. Wynn (7-5) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham. Little Rock at Chattanooga Memphis at NashviJls The smaller ball not only putts bet- After it got rolling, the firm of | ^ Hogan and Demaret was never beaten in foursomes. We won four in IMJL uiuv pttuia UCL- ST , i T i ,. , tarect it that much International and as many target is mat mucn T n^,,ir,H 0-1,1,, !*„.,, D.II.. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 29 8:15 p.m. Monday, July 6 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH NEW FACES CHICO GARABALDI and LEE FIELDS vs RUEE V/RIGHT anu WALTER SIROIS Adults 60c—Children 15c Adults 60c — Children 15c ALSO Two One Fall Bouts Garabaldi vs. Sirois and Fields vs. Wright ter, but the bigger. Hogan was on the ground two weeks ahead of the first qualifying round to adjust himself to conditions. As a player, Hogan is a legend in the British Isles because he has never participated in a tournament there. He is not entirely a stranger, however, for the year of his frightful accident he was the non-playing captain of the 1949 Ryder Cup team that beat the British at Canton, Eng. I was on that team, and Ben did a great job. The English liked him as the Scots do now. When told that the Bruce Hotel, where he Is staying now, was near i Oarnoustie's first tee, Hogan was iellghted. j "Im always afraid of being late," he said. . W^ien Hogan finishes a round In ! a, tournament, he goes over it very ; carefully stroke by stroke and hole j by hole before signing his card for; the scorer. . I That's all he worries about— be- I ing there for the start and being ,' correct at the finish. The tourna- ; ment itself doesn't concern him. j ... j Hnpan is a chain cigarette smok- j cr while executing his strokes of: death and only six months ago al-1 fected a holder, which he hands to : and takes from his caddy before and | after shooting. j Hogan's been accused of being a j penny-plncher, which Isn't true, j He's Invested wisely, but lives well. | I call Hogan the Zlegfeld of the | Kitchen. Ben's as particular about his food as with his golf. He's the original food-checker. I don't bilieve he ever went into a restaurant (or a steak without sending it back to the kitchen to have it broiled iust Iverness Round Robin Four-Balls. We are undefeated playing together on Ryder Cup teams—In Portland. Ore.,. In 1947 and at Pinehurst in '51. We have never lost Dsceola Plays Wilson Tonight AH Teams in Action In South Missco Loop Fourth place Osceola v/ill play Wilson, South Mliwco Softball efl(f ue's leader, tonight in the rst game of a doubleheader nt Wilson, and second place Grider nd third slot Luxora will meet in he second game of th« double- eader. At Oaceola, newcomer 3sceola Foodi and Kelser will eet In a single affair. There are what can b« termed 1 hree desperation games on to- ighl's card, at least with the Osceola. Luxora, Keiser and Osce- Foods teams. A Wilfion win over Osceola would throw the running and it would be difficult for them to overtake either Wilson or Grider. Wilson has a 6-1 record, Grider a 6-2 murk and Oficeola has ft 3-4 count. Luxora with a 4-3 record needs a win over Grider to nlay point as members of Ryder Cup trams. We played together on Bobby ln the running for the champion- Jones and Gene Sarazen's Ameri- sh | p . And from their past per- can challenge yearns against Ryder I formances both Kelser and Osce- itrolt in '40-'41, and ola Poods need « win in their won. But I'm proudest of the fact that I've been able to call Ben Hogan my partner. game or H might be sometime before they taste victory again. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Fights Last Night By The Aiwodaled Prun Buttc, Mont. — alen Flanagan, 134',4, 31. Paul outpointed Basil Marie, 135, Philadelphia, 10. Di'lroit—Al Gronlk, !47, Lincoln Park, Mich. Btoppecl Harold Lyons, 144'i, Detroit, t. t • Newark. N. J.—BIR Dynamite, 150.1 Washington, stopped-Billy Clark,; 153, Brooklyn, 9. I Fourth of July & DOC'S PLACE New Barrow Pit West of Gosnell Enjoy a fine Fourth of Jully outing at our fishing dock on the new barrow pit west of Gosnell. To get to our place follow our signs on the Air Rase Road. The big Fourth of July Barbecue starts Kriday night and continues Saturday and Sunday. So bring the family and let's go fishing on the Fourth. We Also Have a Complete Line of Fishing Equipment • All Kinds of Tackle • Boats to Rent • Minnows and Other Baitt • Plenty of Roaches Come Early - Stay Late BO & DOC'S PLACE \Vcsl of Gosnell Yanks Win; AL Normal Again By BEN PHI.EGAR AP Sportswritcr Now that the Yankees finally have quit losing may. lie the Cleveland Indians will go back to playing better baseball. Instead of concentrating on their own business, the Indians this week have been going through their paces with one eye on the scoreboard to see how much ground they were paining on the fading New Yorkers. As a result they lost two In » row to the tall-end Detroit Tigers. They have a chance to make immediate amends since they go home tonight to face the usually docilfc Bengals in three more games. The Yanks broke their nine game victory drought by edging the Red Sox, 5-3, in 10 innings at Boston yesterday. Cleveland bowed, 4-2. lo Detroit and slipped six full games behind the World Champions. The Chicago White Sox, who had yesterday and today off, also are six games back and just two percentage points behind the Indians. In ths National League the Brooklyn Dodgers made sure that they will be in first place on the morning of the Fourth of July traditional turning point of the pennant races. The Dodgers defeated Philadelphia, 8-0, and second place Milwaukee skidded a game and a. half behind by losing to Cincinnati, 3-1. The rest of the National League clubs weren't scheduled. Johnny Mize hammered the hit that broke the Yankee slump. Pinch hitting in the 10th with two out and Yogi Berra on third base, Mize drove » 3-2 pitch from Sid Hudson into left center field for a double. First base was open at the time but Red Sox Manager Lou Boudrean gambled on pitching to Mize rather than waiting for Gil McDougald, the next scheduled hitter. As it was, McDougald then drew an Intentional pass and Bill Martin brought in the insurance run with & single that scored Bill Renna, running for Mize. Don Bollweg, yesterday's first baseman in Casey Stengel's ever- changing lineup, drove in threu runs with a home run in the fifth inning and the New Yorkers thought they were going to win In regulation time. But George Kell opened the boston ninth with a home run and forced the extra | inning. I Al Rosen hit his third home run | in three games to get Cleveland off in front at Detroit but the Tigers went ahead with a pair in the third on a walk, a wild pitch by loser Mike Garcia and singles by Johnny Pesky and Walt DrojV). Don Lund produced the winning runs with a home run scoring Matt Batts ahead of him in the seventh. Steve Gvomek scattered seven hits In registering his third victory. Washington's scheduled game In Philadelphia was rained out. So far this year Brooklyn's biggest difficulty has been its pitching but you couldn't find much wrong with Carl Erskine's seven hit performance against the Phillies. The shutout was only the fourth this season by a Brooklyn •pitcher and it marked the first time in 18 games that the opposition hasn't hit a home run against the Dodgers. Brooklyn collected only eight hits, but six of them went for extra bases. Cincinnati has hit 94 home runs, more than any other major leagus team and the Redlegs used them to good advantage in handing Milwaukee its eighth straight homo loss, . Ted Kluszewski put the Reds So front in the first inning with nil 23rd home run, tying the Braves' Eddie Mathews or the league lead, and Gus Bell hit his 21st in th» ninth. The Braves' only .tally off the five hit pitching of Bud Pod- bielan was R circuit blast by Del Crnhdall. 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