The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1953 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 7, 1953
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTI.LE (ARK.) COURTKR NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 7, 195S Brownies Tie Record-For Losing at Home By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sportswrlter The St. Louis Browns may be losing themselves right out of a new home. At least they're doing a through job of losing in their old one. Going into tonight's game with the pennant-aspiring Cleveland Indians, the hapless Browns are all even with the major league record for consecutive defeats in their own park. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Brooklyn — Milwaukee .. St. Louis Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh .. Pet. GB .622 — .592 3 .573 3'' 2 j .563 4>i I .507 8 .447 13 .310 18 .338 22 AMERICAN 1 LEAGUE \V L Pet. GB New York ....... 52 24 Cleveland ....... 45 30 .600 6 ',4 Chicago ......... 45 31 Boston .......... 42 37 Washington ..... 40 38 Philadelphia .... 32 46 8t. Louis ........ 27 52 Detroit .......... 26 51 .684 .600 .592 7 .532 ll'i .513 13 .410 21 .342 26', a .338 26 ',i SOB1HERN Nashville Memphis Atlanta Birmingham . New Orleans . . Chattanooga . Little Rock . .. Mobile ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB ..51 37 ..48 40 .545 3 ..46 39 .541 3',-i ..48 43 .580 .545 .541 .517 514 .466 10 .466 10 .463 10 .420 14 The St. Louis Browns may be *loslng themselves right out of a new home. At least they're doing a thorough job of losing m their i old one. I Going into tonight's game with i the pennant*aspirinp Cleveland Indians, the hapless Browns are all even with the major league record for consecutive defeats In their own park. They dropped No. 19 last night, an 11-lnnlng 8-7 struggle with the Detroit Tigers. Only the Boston Red Sox of 1906 lost that many games in a row at home. The Browns' last victory in St. Louis was June 2 when they beat Washington in the first game of their previous home stand. Such a distressing record might well chill the enthusiasm of the several minor league cities which . have been seeking the Brownie j franchise. Owner Bill Veeck tried and failed in March to move to Baltimore. Only last night he said he didn't plan (o revive the proposal at the American League meeting next Monday. Before (he season opened Veeck said he would need to draw about 750,000. fnn.s to meet expenses. In 40 games only 193.939 have shown up. including the 2.184 who came last night to see Ray Boone homer in tha llth to break up the game. The Browns have now slipped within four percentage points brilliant pitching of Worthlngton, a former Alabama football player just in from their minneapolis farm. The young- right-hander pitched hitless ball until Smokey Burgess doubled with two out in the fifth and then checked the Phillies completely until two were out in the ninth when Johnny Wyrostek doubled. In beating Cincinnati, the Cubs won their third straight series by 2-1 margin. Ransom Jackson and Bill Serana contributed home runs to the 12-hit Chicago attack against Bud Podbielan. THE BENCH—A major league club can't win pennants these days without a sound bench. Ready step in for the Yankees are. left to right, Outfielders Irv Noren and Bill Renna; Inflelder Andy \ •ey; First Baseman Don Bollweg; Shortstop Willie Miranda; Catchers Charley Silvera and Ralph' Houk; and First Baseman Johnny Mize. (NEA) ' I Mantle vJ. Mathews of the American League cellar on which most folks thought the Tigers had a more or less full-season lease. Tribes Move Up Cleveland took over second place by defeating Chicago, 6-3. but lost half a game in Its pursuit of the front-running New York Yankees, who won twice from Philadelphia, 10-5, and 5-3. The Indians now trail by 6!4 and the White Sox by 7. Boston strengthened Its hold on a first division berth, edging Washington, 2-1. In the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers rebounded from their 20-6 licking at the hands of the New York Giants to smother the harmless Pittsburgh pirates, 14-2. They gained ground on nil of their close rivals since the second-place Milwaukee Braves and third-place St. Louis Cardinals were Idle and fourth-place Philadelphia bowed. G-0, to the two-hit major league debut of the Giants' Allan Worthington. Chicago came from behind to nip Cincinnati, 7-6. despite Tod Kluszewski's 25th home run for the Redlegs. Brooklyn leads Milwaukee by ,wo games and the Cardinals by 3'/ 2 . Mantle Gets Grand Slam Mickey Mantle, sidelined with a :md leg and ordered by doctors to rest at least another week, showed up as. a pinch hitter for the Yank- ess and hit a grand slain home •un in the first game. Allle Reynolds who wont buck to the bullpen after another failure Sunday as a ;tarter, came to Vic Raschi's rescue in the second game nnd received credit for his seventh victory. The distance - hitting Dodgers equaled the National League record for home runs in consecutive games when Carl Furlllo, Gil Hodges and Billy Cox connected against the Pirates. The Dodgers have hit one or more homers in 19 straight games. By The Associated Press I The Giants' fans who were still Brooklyn — Tuzo Portuguez, 161. i gloating over their one-sided Sun- Costa Rica, outpointed Charley Red j day success against Brooklyn re- WiUiams, 158%, Newark, N. J., 10. ' ceiveti additional thrills in the Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 6 Philadelphia 0 Chicago 7 Cincinnati 6 Brooklyn 14 Pittsburgh 2 (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 10-5 Philadelphia 5-3 Detroit 8 St. Louis (11 innings) Cleveland 6 Chicago 3 Boston 2 Washington 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 6 New Orleans 4 Mobile 5 Birmingham 4 Chattanooga 6 Memphis 1 Little Rock 15 Nashville 7 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (2)—Roe (4-2) and Erskine (6-4) vs Lindcll (3-9) and Hall (3-5) Philadelphia at New York (2)— Xonstanty (10-4) and Drews (5-6) or Kipper (2-2) vs. Grissom (2-6) and Hearn (6-51 or Corwln (5-2) Chicago at Milwaukee—Low (31) vs. Antonelll (6-4) St. Louis at Cincinnati—Baddix (10-3) vs. Baczewski (2-1) (6-5) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Chicago—Hoeft vs. Fornieles (6-2) Cleveland at St. Louis—Wynn (88) vs. Littlefield (3-7) New York at Philadelphia—Ford (8-2) vs. Shantz (3-<j> Boston at Washington — McDermott (8-6) vs, Stobbs (3-5) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Birmingham Memphis at Chattanooga Little Rock at Nashville Only Games Scheduled Fights Lasf Night Hogan Qualifies With 145 In British Open Ben's Puffing Is Erratic; Locke Leads with 136 CARNOUSTIE, Scotland fAP) — Bobb Locke of South Africa, defending champion, shot a fine 71 on Carnoustie's rain and wind swept Championship course today to make him top bidder for medalist honors in the British Open championship while Ben Hogan of Texas shot a 75. Locke had a five-under-unofficial par (!5 yesterday on the easier Burnside course, and ended the qualifying round with a 138. Hogan, U. S. Open champion fr9m Ft. Worth. Tex., had a 70 yesterday at Burnside, and had a qualifying score of 145 as his putting flas erratic throughout. Par for the longer and tougher Championship course is an unofficial 12. It Is 7,200 yards, while Burnside is only (i,.188 yards. The 100 low qualifying scorers will play 18 holes on the oham- pionshio course both tomorrow and Thursday, with the low 50 continuing into the 36-hole final round on Friday. Hogan wasn't particularly concerned over his putting, which was short on the rain-soaitert greens. He had a 41 on (he outgoing nine, but his game caught fire on the three lough finishing holes ond he got a 34. two under unofficial par. Locke opened his round today with a seven-loot putt on the first for a birdie throe. The cutoff point tonight should be in the neighborhood of 157. Other scores turned In today included D. W. Fail-field. Chicago, 72-77—149: George Wise. Pasati- j empo. Calif., 82-82—104, both over j (he Championship course; and Lt, i J. S. Meiklejohn. Norfolk, Va., j amateur, 90-81—171 at Burnside. Mickey Overpowers Bali; Ed Has Bail Wkip Swing By JOE REICHER NEW YORK (AP) — Who is greater? Mickey Mantle or Eddie Mathews? The argu-i ment may never be settled but all agree that the 21-year-old New York Yankee and Milwau-! waukee Brave sluggers are a cinch to become the biggest drawing cards in their respective leagues. Astrologists probably would point ring. He gets most of his power from his back and shoulders. He swings with his entire body and simply overpowers the ball when he hits It. Mathews' swing is reminiscent of the lash of a bull whip. He doesn't When It Comes to Baseball, Jimmy Killett Goes Early Those closely associated with the Lions Club of the Blytheville Little League will tell you that among the first to arrive, be it for practice or regular game, is Jimmy Killett, and the last group to start for home afterwards includes tha young second baseman. It isn't particularly that James Edward is all that hep over practice sessions, or even the scheduled contests — although he is a red hot, dyed-in-the-wool baseball enthuis- last. It is the continuation of youngest ever chosen. As third baae- man for the Jaycees (his Dad is a hot corner guardian) Jim received the JC sportsmanship award. W • * Jimmy has been wielding a timely, _...._ , promptness habit he acquired in j if no t heavy, bat and his clutch hit- public school, a trait which teachers | ting has played a prominent part in out that Mathews and Mantle, born one week apart in October, 1931, each in the Southwest, came under the benign influence .of a star of fortune. Mickey was born in Spav- Inaw, Okla., and Mathews In Texarkana. Texas. Each came up to the major leagues before he was of voting :e. Each put in less than two full seasons in the minors. Each literally grew up in the big leagues. Since Mantle joined the Yankees two years ago, he has added 20 pounds to his original 171 and grown from 5-foot-10 to a quarter of an inch under six feet. Eddie has added 15 pounds and one inch to an even ^Eacif t' endowed with excep- the split season, but can find considerable consolation over lonai strength and ability to hit! the fact that one of their stars, Billy Ross, is the batting champion for the first five games. double and two; Hatch, American Legion, .; try to instill in all. yet do not reach n most. But in Jimmy it did "take", but good. From the second grade on through the fifth, Jimmy, now 10, son of Mr, and Mrs. James E. Killett. has been tardy only twice, and missed a few days from school, and that due to sickness. In the second he had a perfect attendance and punctual record, and was doing all right in the third when he came down with the measles that kept him out, much to his chagrin and discomfort. When he did return to the classroom he made up for it with a clean attendance report card through rest of the year and also the fourth. There were no absenses during grade No. 5, but he was docked for two tardys — once on a trip to the dentist; the other when one side of a tire on his dad's automobile was flat as a flitter (whatever stroke the ball—he hits it. The tremendous power is generated by his strong wrists. They allow him to swing at the last second. Eddie made to Lange school. is one of the few lefthanded batters i who can pull an outside pitch over the right field wall. Billy Ross Top LL Batter: Bratcher Leading Hurler The Rotary Club could finish no better than fourth place in the Little League standings during the first half of that is. l The bell had rung before could be repaired and the trip It is said of some children that they are "born with a silver or gold .he ball for long distances which IRS prompted their backers to nake extravagant claims for them. And In the same week of April, 953, each hit a home run that was described as the most potent ever .truck in that particular park. Somebody put a tape measure ,o Mantle's monumental clout out if Griffith Stadium in Washington ast April 17 and said it stopped oiling 562 feet from home plate. Vobody took the same pains to igure Mathews' wallop out of Wrigley Field, Chicago. April 23, iut it cleared the bleachers to the ight of centerfietd with some 40 feet to spare. It was estimated the ball traveled close to 500 feet in the air. Unquestionably, Mantle and Miithcws are two of the most powerfully constructed pliers in the game today. Mantle's back muscles, forearms, and legs would delight a talent scout for the prize A number of airplanes used during World War I were constructed with hollow propeller shafts, through which explosives were fired. Collecting singles during the finale with the Shrine Club, the hard hitting shortstop picked up 55 points to slip into the batting lead with .600 The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Boss, Billy earned the top rung in the stick parade by collecting nine hite in is official times at bat. He scored nine times and batted in 10 runners. Two Tie For Second Jaycee catcher Steve McOulre and Glynn Dale Howard, American Legion first baseman and pitcher, are deadlocked at .588 for the run- nerup position, with the former getting the edge because of his superior power. They have identical 17-10 plate charts, but McGuire parlayed his safeties into 17 total bases with a double and two home runs, plus seven singles. Howard had rapped seven one baggers, a pair of doubles and a triple for H total bases. An earlier leader. Don Stallingfi. Kiwanis pitcher - third baseman, comes next with .500, representing seven hits in 14 plate chances, followed by a pair of main cogs in the smooth working " Lions Club machine, Lnrry Fitzgerald, shortstop, j Eagles Club Bulldogs in Pee Wee Loop The En pies thumped nut their victory ae^nst no IOE^ two batters. In league compe- j Wnfi LeatTUC fit Nlmh blleOl i j al K 1 _ . „. . ., , ... _ HHn,-. Vin. hn,. avionrlfl^ V.^ c.r..<nn ! Among the specialists Haney is an important pace setter. The Shrine j hurler who wields a heavy bat add-1 ed a third triple against the Rotary ! Club to break the tie with Taylor.; Five batters have clubbed twn dou- I bles each: Rounsavall, Howard,! White, Bratcher and Huey. The! same number list a couple of homers among their stick souvenirs: McGuire, Williford, Fitzgerald, Bill Simmons f.288), Lions Club, and Ross. Morris has taken over the scoring department with 11 'runs, one more than counted by team- j mates Killett and Fitzgerald. Bratcher Leads Pitchers Among the hurlers one pitcher! stands out well above all others. He J is the Lions Club ace and brilliant >. righthander, Bratcher. With prac- i tieally all the pitching records al- ! ready jotted beside his name in the I record books for the first half, the •• unspoiled star of , the. first hail champions looks forward to the sec- : ond division o add to his many ; laurels. Among the most outstand- i ing achievements so far, Joe has won the most games, five. In 28 innings, not counting the All-Star game last Saturday, he has allowed spoon in their mouth." In Jimmy's case, he cut his eye teeth on a baseball bat. With his dad actively engaged in the diamond sport as a player, Jimmy was introduced to the necessary equipment early and hasn't tired of the introduction or association with baseball players, even though it nearly cost him his life. • • * The incident occurred at Dyersburg where, Jim was born and spent the early years of his young life, Though only five, he served as batboy for the Dyersburg semi - pro team, on which papa Killett played. During a game Charles "Chuck" Wright, brother to Ed Wright, former major league pitcher, who recently was returned to Memphis then traded by the Chicks to Chattanooga, let a bat slip out of his hands while batting. It struck young Killett in the side and .knocked him out. Fortunately, the bat landed on the hip, instead of the stomach, where it would have proven fatal. He was up and running about after bats and balls within a short time, none the worse for fear — just scare. Thanks to the tutoring and encouragement from his Pop, Jimmy has shown rapid development as a player. He was selected on the "Y" Midget League all-star team last year at the age of nine, one of the the undefeated march of the Lions Club. He Is one of the few who has hit safely in all of the first four games. It was his two-run single that started the pace setters off to their five run rally in the fifth. Inning that sank the ambitious American Legion, 5-0, in the kep contest. He had a single, scored two runs and batted in one during the Rotary Club rout; went two-for-four, scored three runs and drove in a couple of mates aa the Jaycees fell; and wound up the fourth game with a single his last time up against the Shrine club. Realiiint that his arm Isn't too strong, though adequate, Coaches Harman Taylor and Roland (Skeeter) Bishop moved Jimmy over to second at the start of the current season. He has come through beautifully at the new post, handling 13 of 16 chances. Two of his three errors came in the opening game against the Rotary, the other in the second. During his last two appearances he executed six plays without a bobble. Five were assists. Like a lot of other youngsters, Jimmy is interested in sports and hobbies. His chief hobby la novel. He collects the colored sheets from notebook paper. He has aom* 800. He started out early collecting stamps but recently abandoned It. It may have taken too much of his weekly allowance. Osceola LL Squad Has Full Slate A big week Is on tap for the Ceceola Little Leaguers who boast a 7-4 record in league play in the Northeast Arkansas Little League and a 9-4 record Including league and outside play. Tonight the Osceola team travels to Parkin for an 8:00 starting date. In their last encounter with the Parkin nine Tribe defeated them 11-4 and at that time the Crittenden County outfit was leading the league with a S-0 mark. Tomorrow night under the arcs at Osceola the Indians will perform against Monette in an exhibition game and Thursday night the Mlss- co team will hit the road again play- Ing West Memphis. Read Courier. Newa Classified Adi. .487 ,and Joe Bratcher, .462. Bratch- j on| y one earned run, and walked Bird's-eye maple is a variety of wood of the sugar maple tree which derives its name from the wavy grain which causes an eyelike marking. Sports Roundup— Who Wants to Go to Eire? By JACK HAND For Gn.vlc Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — Across the streel an electric sign flashes the magic name "Jack Dempsey's" in bold orange letters. Out-of-towners stopped in front of the door, hoping to steal a look at the Old Hauler, who probably was referring a wrestling show in Tacoma or Tampa or Timbuctoo. On the other side of Broadway, i getting letters from the Irish in--self 'lo boll with Dublin, I got a few olntimers of the fight mob viting him 10 comr over to see them. I some acquaintances In Paris and talked about the "the good old Every League at Ninth Slreot Par! yesterday trouncing the Bulldogs" The Bulldogs scored first in the opening; inning, but the Eagles came back In the second with a four-hit barrage combined with an error and two walks to chalk up six runs. The. added five in, the third to clinch the win and tacked on six more in the fourth for insurance. Bulldogs couldn't score after the first until the fourth when they got one more and then spurted for a four-run rally in the fifth, Winning pitcher for the Eagles was Haney who gave up only three hits, ftll singles..Losing hurler was Wyatt who was touched for nine safeties. McDermott, with a double and a single, and Cistiles. with a home run, led the victors' attack. Gourlcy pot, two of the three Bulldog hits while darson added the other. Larry Whittle, Shrine Club has the [ tition he has extended his string same average as Bratcher. but, has I °f innings without issuing a ba«e ] appeared in one less game with [on balls to 25 23. It was the sixth | one less hit inning of the third game that Wil- Three hitters -« - »"~ »*• liford homered - the last Ume bats ~ next days." "I hear Mickey Walker wrote a book,' 'somebody said. "Did you read it yet?" The other fellow said he hadn't. The other fellow happened to be Walter Friedman, also known ns "Goodtirne Charlie," who around when the .Mick and last name: (hat's where we'll go.' So, T went •ybody that had Walker, and some that didn't.[and bought the tickets lo Paris. claimed to be a relative. And theyj "Next morning, everybody is still all wanted him to come back to the Ould Sod for a visit. "You know Mickev, he was all feeling great and Mickey Is yelling 'lei's go to Ireland'. So, off we go. Now, to get to Paris, you have Kearns were cnUing a wide path through he 1920s. He didn' need o red ny book bnu Wlker. him wen o London?" noher guy •id. sory. We were over there, to fight Tommy Milligan," Friedman started. "Mickey was the middleweight champion and naturally very popular with the Irish. All the time, vhile he was training, he kept for it. Thai's all he talked about. 'After the Iishv we'll all go to was I Ireland 1 , he kept saying. Doc "Well, after (he fight was over S/Yo/s, Wright ?!VV/n in Mat Debut Here are sporting the highest average, 444: Jimmy Killett, Lions Club, Hurley While. American Legion, and Jonnny Plunkett. another member of the 'second-place Legion. Jerry (Monk) RounsaviiU, peppery Legion receiver, sports ,429, and Jerry i Slats) Williford. Jaycee third baseman, .400 for the ultra-select membership. Many Good Hitters Others in at least three games and hitting ,300 and better in'.ulde: Charles Cobb, Jaycees, .389; Clyde Griffin, Shrine Club, .375; Ronnie Huey, Rotary Club, .36-1; Jerry Pals- arovo. Ki warns,, ,333; Danny Morris, Lions Club, .333. Bob Dallas. Shrine Club, .333; Billy Lambert, Shrine: Club, .333; Jerry Hill, Lions Club. 1 ,333; Jfj-se Talor, Shrine Club. .333; | Bill Hane. Shrine Club, and Billy and we had won, there was a pretty fair party. Lots to drink and eat and a cood Unip fov everybody. When it got rolling in hiph gear, Kearns fished down in his kick, and came up with a roll of bills. 'Go pet some tickets to Dublin', he said. Oay Paroe "I'm going down in the lift (you know that's what they call 'the elevator) and I'm Baying to my- to take a train to Dover and then the boat across the channel nnd another train to Paris. "They all think we're taking the j s|ro , s 8nd b| , , M yam to shove off or Ireland, j thd] . d( , but as ,„,, ,„,,„, ^ „ When we're crossing the channel, j succf , ssful one i asl msn , ns they Mickey and Doc think were on ! ,. m ,gi iec i oll t n victory ovfv Ler Fields minutes with Sirois and Wright go- Ihe Irish Soa. And when \ve got I and Cnicn oarabaldi in ihe main ' Inc all out with (heir rouph Indies. lo Puns, all the Frenchmen are j ev( , nt O f the Ammrnn Legion's But Fields very nearly turned sure talking French, naturally, and [ WVPS (ii n g bouts at Mpmovral Audi- , rtcirnt into victory with a pin but proceeded, sirois and Wright, hulled their way through the first fall with Wright defeating Gflrabaldi in eight minutes with a body slam and a pin. Garabaldi and Fields returned to take Hie second fall In 10 minutes with Fields pinning Sirois in 10 minutes. The I bird fall lasted but nine Mirkfiy thinks they're talking 'It wasn't until two days later that they found out we wore in Paris. By that time we all were having so much fun, it didn't make any difference." torlum. - j 'he quick il-iinking Sirois shifted his Sirois and Wright Rr.ibliod Ihe vie- j weight in a scissors flip just, enough i tovy by Inking (he first and third , lo pin Fields in the middle of tin falls of the best two of three falls j flip. men have scored on the wiry, poised youth. Three of his wins have been via the shutout route, includ- i last Thursday. His 58 strikeouts are 1 in addition to the nine all-stars; whiffed. Stallings with 3-1 ranks second in winning percentage, although Doug Dorris has been credited with two wins, and no defeats, working in only 13 13 innings, as : against 27 for the Kiwanis mite, j Stallings has issued only four walks j while striking out 36. Billy Haney, I Shrine Club, ifi second to Brntcher • in whiffings with 47, and is far out; in front in gererosity with 42 base on balls. Howard and Bert Bians-j cum. Rotary Club, have identical ] 2-1 charts. Haney has a 1-4 record J The American Legion has a com- ; fortable lead in club batting with : .323, with the Lions Club second at '•,283, Shrine Club rales third with \ .266, followed by the Rotary .260; \ Jaycees .237 and the Kiwanis Club ! .193. I The Legion has the most hits, 46 and leads in doubles, nine. The i Lions Club have scored 60 runs and | slammed six home runs for leads in both team fields. They are wailing the Legion in total bases, 6 -65. The Shriners have collected eight triples. Oddly, the Lesion, second place finisher, has not hit for the distance in five starts. In the (wo one-fall .preliminary rough bouts Fields defeated Wright and affair. The bout started off on note »nd gained in momentum as it' Sirois won over Oarabaldi. Saul Bogovin, pitcher for thfl Chicago While Sox. started his baseball career as an infielder In 1941. NCING GHTLY! Wonderful Newly Installed Hardwood Dance Floor FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE HOLLAND 3241 or 9411 GOOD FOOD At All Houri Sandwiches and Short Order* COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton Completely Air .Conditioned Motel for Tourists HUBERT'S CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Highway 61 Hubert Utley Holland, Mo. Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phone 8662

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free