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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, ,TUT,Y 8. 1958 ^DoselBums Kin Win Even Widout Pitchin' By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sportswrlter "Just looka dose bums. Tink where we'd be if we had some pitchin'. Even without pitchin' we win it easy." That's a Brooklyn fan's view of the National League pennant race and while it's a little early to say that anybody is going to "win it easy." he's not far wrong on the pitching. It has been pretty poor. To hide this defect the Dodgers have unlimbered their home run artillery. They hit for the circuit six times in winning a pair from Pittsburgh yesterday, 5-4 and 9-5. and set n National League record of blasting at least one out of the park in 21 consecutive games. In neither contest did the starting Brooklyn pitcher s taythe distance. They usually don't. In 76 outings the Dodger mound staff has turned in only 23 complete games. A'» Finally Win The twin triumphs edged the Dodgers 2V-2 games ahead of the second-place Milwaukee Braves, who won a single encounter from Chicago, 4-1. The St. Louis Cardinals outlasted Cincinnati, 7-6, and the suddenly improved New York Giants won twice from Philadelphia, 5-3 and 9-1. The Philadelphia Athletics broke an eight-game losing streak with a two-run ninth inning rally that brought a 5-4 decision over the New York Yankees. The Yanks' two nearest pursuers both profited. Second-place Cleveland moved to within 5Y? ames by handing: the St. Louis Browns their 20th straight home defeat, a major league record. The score was 6-3 with the Browns making five errors in the last two Innings. Chicago used a pair of Detroit miscues to score in the ninth and beat the Tigers, 3-2. Skinny Brown of the Boston Red Sox pitched the day's only shutout with the Washington Senators as his four-hit victims, 2-0. Jerry j Lane, making his major league debut, allowed just one run in ( eight innings before being lifted lor a pinch hitter. Halfway for Brooks Tonight marks the end of the first half of the season for Brooklyn, and the Dodgers are just a shade off their pennant-winning pace of a year ago. In the past month they've gained five games on the pesky Braves, their most persistent rivals, movin from 2|/2 games out of first place into a 2!i-game lead. Gil Hodes. Duke Snider and Jackie Robinson hit home runs in the first game at Pittsburgh but Carl Erskine left under fire when Preston Ward made it close In the Mantle vs. Mathews Experts Disagree On Who's Greatest By JOE REICHEK NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees scoff at Eddie Mathews as a rival for their Miickcy Mantle. But Milwaukee scoffs even louder at New York's claim that Mantle ninth with a grand slam home run for the Pirates. In the second game Preacher Hoe,' one' of the weakest hitting pitchers ever to lift a bat in the majors, hit the firsl home run of his Ion career In organized baseball. Before il was over Billy Cox hit a pair. Pittsburgh again narrowed the - gap with a ninth- inning rally that produced five runs and disposed of Roc. A record Milwaukee crnwd of 37,113 saw Johnny Antonelli, who has been sick, win his first game is greater than their young slugger. Such respected baseball author- ager, •sp I ties as Marty Marlion, Charlie Gehringer, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey. Ted McGrew and Casey Stengel say Mantle is the best. Other equally qualified experts like Charlie Grimm give their vote to Mathews. Whose side are you on? "Where does New York get that stuff about Mantle's greatness?" wrote a Milwaukee fan recently. "Mickey is good, certainly. But he is no Malhcws. Malhcws outhit him in the way of home runs last year. As of now, he tops him in home total bases, runs batted In and slugging percentage this year. Sure, Mickey is faster and he has the advantage of being a switch hitler. But Mathews is no slouch on the bases either, and he's big- est and stronger than Mantle." Said Casey Stengel, who manages Mantle: Mathews Most Productive There isn't a fella round today who can touch him. Nobody hits a ball harder. Nobody is faster. And .here never was a fellow who could lit from either side of the plate with as much power as my boy." Charlie Grimm, Braves' man- who must be considered the soundest authority on Mathews, won't count his boy out of any company. "There's only one thing to Gay— Mathews may be the most productive hitler In the National League this season. He may hit 45 homers, bat in 125 runs and hit .350. He may do even better. "I won't be a bit surprised if Mathews became the No. 1 star by the close of the season. Just as I gather that Mantle is the American League's No. 1 player right now." Rickey Signed Blank Check Moat of the National League managers agree with Grimm. DKCATHI.O.V CHAMP _ Milton Campbell, winner of the National Amateur AtbMic Union Decathlon in his home town of Plainfield, N. J., exhibits his champion hurdling form. The huge schoolboy also was second in Ihe National AAU 120-yard high and 220-yard low hurdles in very fast time. (NEA| Sports Roundup — Rookies Could Make Star Game Twin. - Bill By JACK HAND For GAVLIi TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the All-Star teams have Mantle's greatest admirer among j [jecn sc j cctcc | f or nex t Tuesday's game at Cincinnati, how ma'nigTofihe st' touTs Browns'i about making it a double-header — with a prelimiinary be- BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W I. Pet. GB Brooklyn 48 28 .632 — Milwaukee 46 31 .507 2\% St. LoUiS 44 32 .570 4 Philadelphia .... 40 33 .548 6 l ' a New York 39 36 .520 B' z Cincinnati 34 43 .442 14 > a ChicaRO 27 47 .365 20 Pittsburgh 27 55 .329 24 AMERICAN LEAGUE \V L H^t. GB New York 52 25 Chattanooga Little Rock .. Mobile in a month with tbe help of home runs by Eddie Mathews and Joe Adcock. The Cardinals go only seven hits at Cir.sinnati but three of them were home runs — one by Enos Slaughter with two on and two by .Rip Repulski — and one was a bases-loaded double by Repulski. The Giants ran their winning streak to four with the help of excellent pitching from Marv Grissom, a castoff from the American League, and Al Corwin. Grissom worked six Innings of the first game to register his first National League victory since moving over from the Red Sox. Corwin contributed a home run and a triple to the Giants' 14-hit attack against Thornton Kipper, Kent eterson and Adny Hansen in the second game. An infield single by Gus Zernial and a Ion fly by Pete Suder drove in the winning runs for Philadelphia against the Yankees. With the bases loaded and one out in « • i the ninth Zernial bounced s fast i ' Oday S hopper at pitcher Allie Reynolds. It looked like a double play but 46 30 46 31 43 37 40 39 33 46 27 53 Detroit 2fl 52 Cleveland .,. Chicago — Boston Washington . Philadelphia St. Louis .675 — .605 5'/i .581 6 .538 10',.i .506 13 .418 20 .338 2(> i. i .333 26i 2 Nashville 51 37 Memphis ....... 4B 41 Atlanta 46 40 Birmingham New Orleans "Mantle is the the game today—Bar none." Baid Marion. "I'm convinced he'll lead the American League in home runs and I wouldn't be (oo surprised if he eventually broke Babe Ruth's record." The greatest tribute ever paid Mantle came from Branch Rickey, the brilliant baseball genius and guiding light of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before Mantle had ever put on a Yankee uniform, Rickey, a keen judgfi of raw talent, thought .so much of the boy that he handed Dan Topping a blank check, and and asked the president of the Yankees to fill in his own figures. "That boy has a chance to make us forget every ball playnr we ever saw," was Rickey's judicial comment. •reatcst player m tween the rookie stars of each league? The 1953 crop of new talent j torced Al Dark out of his job. looks the best in years, especially j Ray Jablonski, an erratic fielder the National League gang. It would I for St. Louis, has been right up be interestins. in fact, to see how j there in the runs-botted-in depart- an all-rookie' leam from both j ment all season. He would have leagues would stackup against the j the third base job. big wheels. it's no cinch to pick the best of Little League Standings .Mm Greengrass of Cincinnati, Bill Bruton of Milwaukee and Rip the freshmen in the National, and Repulski of St. Louis form a solid Ihe American Leaguers, allhough ; outfield with good balance in bat- not so deep make it up in class. , ting punch and defensive ability. For first base in the National, I Jim Pendleton. who filled in cap- Ihis vote would go to Wayne Be- , ably in right field for Milwaukee lardi the Brooklyn kid who has I while Andy Pafko was out. and been hitting home runs since he | Pittsburgh's fleet Carlos Bernier got the Job. Because of Belardi'B ; also would rate a shot. play, Manager Chuck Dressen was Catching isn't too strong with able'to go through with his shift . Ihe exception of Hobie Landrilh, of Gil Hodges lo left and leave : who has been around before. The pitching staff of Harvey Hacldix of St. Louis, Don Liddle _ __ Bob Buhl of Milwaukee, Ruben ....... from Montreal settled down 'Gomez of New York, Thornton i around .250 after hitting way over , Kipper of the Phils and Bob Milli- Jackie Robinson on third bnse. Another Dodger, Junior Gillifiin. belongs on second base. The fleet W Shrine Club 1 Jaycees 0 KiwanLs Club 0 Lions Club n Rotary Club 0 American Legion ....0 his heart in early season. He is an ten and Johnny Podres of Brook- accomplished fielder and has lyn would fill the bill, learned to make the double play , ': with Pee Wee RPCSP. rSoJi s " iid ° uirk>id .000! Eddie O'Brien has been playin:; .'(WO ; good ball at short for Pittsburgh .000 i but he would have to yield the first- .000 I string job to Daryl Spencer of New .000 i York, a home run hitter who finally Shriners Upset Legion In Second Half Opener The Shrine Club flashed a warning signal that nothing should be taken for granted {his brand new second half of the Little League by knocking over, favored American Le• v j _ , , . i. , • . i ,i-- „:..*:«!,* ^.l.if/iVi «Unliinrt nf PilUf ManPV their three runs on a four base ' back \viih kayo jobs over Phyllis | to smack by Billy Hatch, Legion left- j earner, Jimmy Pugh and J. A. steady fielder • Tharpe. Dorris was the loser, his Bil>y' collided with his bpttery i first against two wins. It was Ha- mate" Clyde Griffin, while going i ney's second triumph with four de- after'a foul lip off the bat of Qlynn I feats. Dale Howard and was all but knock-| T i le Shriners found the range pd out. He revived quickly and re- , wi(h ^ vo more runs j n the third, newcd his chunking chores. It was Larry whitle beat out a tap down after that the Legion did most of. the thil . d base line that Howard their damage. Howard scratched a : fj e idcd but couldn't get the runner, hit to Jesse Taylor at second who • Han(!y followed with a triple to made a great stop but had no i ccnlc . ri scoring Whittle. chance for a play. Bin-ley While singled sharply to center, sending Glynn Dale around to third. Both Dents Rubber Twice Jr. fact, Whittle hod to dent home errors by Legion. Playing his first game at first. Tharpe turned in two fielding gems, one on a low line drive by White in the fourth, and a one handed catch of Rounsavall's short ily in the sixth that helped. Taylor went far to his left to make a backhand stop of Howard's hard smash following Haney's collision with Griffin. The box score: AMERCAN LEGION second. In the run 'down for Haney test and didn't dish out another ------ - ^ ^ and "^^^^3^^^^^ ^ m the sixth. fo "°^f kd ™^.n^ Billy scored on a grounder to Boyd ""It,'™,",, p'nrtM ihP rame'by; which the keystone mite fumbled. The Legion defense collapsed during ihe four-run Shrine scoring or- throwing a third strike past Bobby Peek, his 13th strikeout victim. Plunkett, rf .... Boyd. 2b Rounsavall, c .. Howard, Ib-p ., White, ss Hatch, If Dorris, p-lb W. Lovelace, 3b Flowers, cf x Peek, cf .AB ... 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 2 PO 0 5 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 7 15 8 Peek beat out a hit to short for Flowers in 5th. • Whittle, ss SHRINE CLUB AB H 3 Ha'nejTfanned the side in the first j in the fourth, none of which should Haney, p and fifth frames, whiffed two each; have come in. Pugh started things, Taylor. 2b in the second third and sixth in-: with a walk but was Sorced by | Griffin, c nin»s He got Hatch on called third '. Tharpe. Larry Whittle turned a long i R. Lovelace, 3b strikes twice, in the second and i single into a two bagger by bust- j smith, rf fourth innings. . i ling. Tharpe held up at third Ha- earner, cf Dorris started on the mound for j ney hit to Howard but the pitcher j >:X Lambert, cf . Ott Muffin's crew but retired in the; Jumbled 85 Tharpe scored. Taylor p ug h. If first after surrendering two runs on j Tharpe, Ib a walk to Whittle, Mike Bcycl's first Hardy's Edges Kuenn of Detroit 15 me oesi minus i j , ,/ . n\i/ new shortstop but Billy Hunter of j pflQQQ S 111 DTT Kuenn of Detroit Is the best hitting i St .Louis and Milt Boiling of Boston probably are better fielders. Maybe one of them could play second base to fill out the infield. Umphlett and Gene Ste- Tom phens Hardy's barely nosed out Mead's Clothiers in Bay Window play at Little Park yesterday, as the new ! entry in the loop put up two runs of Boston and Carmen ; m ^ (jr5t anf , three ia the Iourth Mauro of Philadelphia could handle j f()r fl 5 _ 4 vi ' ctory . the outfield. Bob Wilson of Chicago is the catcher. Mead's matched the fourth inning effort with three runs on Vwo Bobo Holloman of t. Louis, the j W3 H; S| an error, a single and a dou- no-hit man. . , Mike Forniele.s of ble by Gaines, and threatened again in the sixth, but could cross the Chicago. Charley Bishop and Marion Fricano of Philadelphia, Mike p | a ( e on ) y once O n a homer by Hall. Don Bollweg of the New York JBlyzka and Don Lai-Ken of St. Louis, j Tolbert was the winning hurler Yankee* would be Ihe American j Sonny Dixon of Washington and | for Hardy's giving up only six hits. Lcaiuie, first baseman and team- Bob Keegan of Chicago could j childs. who was the loser, was mate Andv Carey nt third. Harvey handle, the pitching. touched tor nine safeties. PO 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 4 23 5 18 3 xx Lambert walked for earner in the 5th. Score by innings: American Legion 000 003—5 Shrine Club 202 40x—8 Summary: Errors: Boyd 3, Rounsavall. Howard 2. Hatch. Buns- Whittle 3, Haney 2. Taylor 2, Tharpe, Howard. White. Hatch. Runs batted In—Hatch 3, Haney 2, Taylor, Griffin, R. Lovelace 2. Two base hits—Howard, whittle. Threa bas hit—Haney. Home run—Hatch. Base on balls—off Haney 2, Howard 1. Dorris 1. Strikeouts — aney 13, Howard 7. Hits—off Dorris 1, with two runs in 2;3 innings; off Howard 4, with six runs in 4 1|3 innings. Loser—Dorris. Umpires — O'Neill and Hood, ffime—1:22. SOU1HERN ASSOCIATION \V L Tot. GB .580 — .539 3! .535 4 .517 5' .472 9' .472 Oi 46 43 42 47 42 47 , 38 44 .465 10 51 .420 10 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LliAGUE Brooklyn 5-9 Pittsburgh 4-5 New York fl-!l Philadelphia 3-1 St. Louis 7 Cincinnati fi Milwaukee 4 Chicago 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia 5 New York 4 Boston 2 Washington 0 Chicago 3 Detroit 2 Cleveland 6 St. Louis 3. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Nashville, postponed, ram Mobile at Birmingham, postponed, rain New Orleans 6 Atlanta 3 Chattanooga 3 Memphis 2 (10 innings) NATIONAL LEAGUE York at Pittsburgh— Hearn the ball hit Reynolds on tbe left 1(6-5' vs. Friend (3-8) arm and bounded away, perimt- tin Ed McGhee to score from third. Suder followed with his drive to the outfield that brought home the deciding tally. A walk, a single and two errors by Bobby Young gave Cleveland its tie-breaking run in the eighth inning at St. Louis after Johnny Groth had knotted the count in Ihe seventh with a three-run homer. Cleveland scored two more in the ninth. 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