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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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PAGE TEN (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Cards Flying High With Stanky at Second Base BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn ........ 49 Milwaukee St. Louis Philadelphia New York Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh .636 — .590 3>4 .584 4 .541 7V4 .526 81-2 .436 1514 .313 20 .325 25 New York .. Chicago ... Cleveland .. Boston Washington Philadelphia St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pel. GB 53 25 .679 — 41 31 .603 6 46 31 .591 614 43 38 .531 1114 41 39 .513 13 33 47 .413 21 28 53 .346 2614 .329 2714 By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sportswrlter Eddie Stanky, who says he'd rather manage from the bench is back on second base and his St. Louis Cardinals are flying high. With their skipper on the field, in St. Louis since June 2 but they the Cards have won three straight | hopped on Art Houtteman and Bill Detroit 26 53 SOD1HERN ASSOCIATION W Nashville 51 Memphis 48 Atlanta 46 Birmingham ... 46 New Orleans ... 42 Chattanooga — 42 Little Hock 38 Mobile S'r Pet. GB .580 .539 3' .535 4 .517 6' .472 0' .472 8! .463 10 .420 10 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 8 Philadelphia ^ New York 10 Pittsburgh 7 (11 Innings) Chicago 7 Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 14 Detroit 4 New York 4 Boston 2 Washington 7 Philadelphia 4 Bt. Louis 6 Cleveland 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION All-Stars 8, Nashville 8. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Philadelphia—Podres (3-2) vs Roberts (13-6) New York at Pittsburgh—Gomez (5-4) vs Dickson (7-9) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at New York—Parnell (11-4) vs Ford (9-2) Philadelphia at Washington—Frl- cano (4-4) vs Shea .,. Cleveland at St. Louis — Lemon (11-7) vs Larsen (2-6) Detroit at Chicago—Marlowe (36) vs. Dobson (5-5) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Little Rock. Only game scheduled. There are nearly 200,000 elk in the United States, about three fourths of which spend all or part of their time on the national forests. and today they are just half a game behind the second-place Milwaukee Braves In the red-hot National League pennant chase. Wilmer Vinegar Bend Mlzcll mowed down the Cincinnati Red- legs on only two hits last night to give the Cardinals a 7-3 victory that pushed them a full game closer to the faltering Braves, who were beaten by Chicago in another 7-3 contest. Bad Night for Home Teams It was a bad night for the home teams in the National League. In addition to the Reds and the Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies also lost. Monte Iivln hit a grand slam home run In the llth inning to give the Giants a 10-7 triumph In Pittsburgh while at Philadelphia the Phillies dropped their fourth in a row, 8-4 to Brooklyn. In the American League all of the home clubs won, even the hapless St. Louis Browns, who had lost 20 in a row in their own park. The Browns upset Cleveland, 0-3, and dumped the Tribe out of second place. Chicago replaced them by whipping Detroit, 14-4. The White Sox trail the league-lending New York Yankees by six games. The Yankees defeated Boston, 4-2, and Washington survived a liome run barrage by the Philadelphia Athletics to win, 7-4. Stanky was forced Into the St. Louis lineup Sunday when Red Schoendlenst, the National League leading hitter and No. 1 second Baseman, was Injured. It's a tough Job even for the boss to fill in for a guy hitting .351 as Schoe.ndlenst was. But Stanky, whose chief batting distinction used to be his ability to draw walks, is hitting at a .364 clip in ,hree games and his fielding has been perfect. Del Rlcr Hurt Heavy hitting by rookie Rip Re- pulskl also is helping to fill the g;ap. The young center fielder hom- ered with two on and drove in four runs last night to go with a pair of homers and five RBIs from the night before. Ray Jablonski, another rookie, had a perfect night with 5 for 6. The Cardinals and the Braves both lost their first-strlnB catchers n last night's action. Del Rice of the Cards Injured his right thumb. Del Crandall of the Braves suffered a deep cut on the fourth finger of his right hand. The Braves disappointed another record crowd of 37,119 by bowing jefore a 13-hlt Chicago attack which included home runs by Clyde McCullouh and Bill Serena. The Dodgers rattled the fences of Connie Mack Stadium with two home runs nm\ seven doubles with 'arl Purillo in the starrin role. He doubled twice, hit a home run and singled. The Browns hadn't won a game Wight for six siraicht singles and a bases-loaded walk for five runs in the sixth inning and held on to the lead. Virgil Trucks won his fourth in a row for the White Sox. An eight- run uprising in the third inning, capped by Sam Mele's grand slam home run, made it easy. The Yankees got to young Bill " Henry for three runs two innins nnd Jim turned the Red Sox on his fifth victory. In the first McDonald ix hits for Southern All-Stars Beat Vols Travs' Milo Johnson Wins in Relief Role NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — League-leading Nashville grabbed a 5-run lead in the opening frame only to see it melt away last night as the Southern Association All-Stars put together a 14-hit attack to win, 8-6. A near-capacity crowd of 7,569 Jammed Sulphur Dell to see the All-Stars end a 3-year losing streak. Air-Tight relief pitching by Mllo Johnson of Little Hock and Taylor Phillips of Atlanta held the dangerous Vols scoreless after the fourth. The Stars nicked John Walsh for four tallies In the third, added another In the fifth off Jim Singles- ton, nnd went ahead in the sixth on four singles and an error that allowed two runs. They added a final run in the ninth. All clubs were idle today except for a night game In Little Hock between the Travs and on-coming Chattanooga. Johnson, Little Rock's ace right- hander, came on in relief in the fifth inning, and hurled three hitless, scoreless frames. Another Traveler, third bascninn Dave Jaska, got a double and scored two runs to lend "a big hand in the All- Star attack.' . Hlleah has been assigned Monday, Jan. 18 through Saturday, March 6 for its 42 day racing meeting next winter. Sports Roundup — Stengel Can 4-Platcon Stars By JACK AND For Gayle Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — The way Casey Stengel's Yankee staff has been going lately, it's a wonder lie doesn't pick 17 pitchers for his American League All-Star squad and let the fans' eight starters go all the way. Everybody else's pitchers must THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998 TENNIS, ANYONE?—Championship tennis brings breathless- ncus and exhaustion to the best conditioned players. Jaroslav Drobny bent his knees and rested his face on his hands in a thoughtful position a£ter 93 games with Budge Patty, which required close to five hours at Wimbledon^ Patty sat on his racket, wiping his f;tce. The bend-over stance for quick re9overy from fatigue was used by Shirley Frey and Sweden's Steffan Stockenberg. (NEA) Patter Plagues Ben; Second Round of 71 CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Ben Hogan, U. S. Open champion, fired a one-under unofficial par 71 today to take a two-day total of 144 in the British Open Golf Championship. This tied him up with the first day leader, Frank Stranhan of Toledo, Ohio, who got a 74 today after an open- Lions Continue to Win, Rotary Club Beaten 8-2 Joe Bratcher, Lions Club pitching ace, kept one season record string alive yesterday, but had two severed as the Little League first half champions trimmed a vastly improved Rotary Club, 8-2, yesterday afternoon. The 12-year-old righthander chalked up his sixth consecutive mound triumph of the campaign with a four-hitter, but issued his first base on balls in 26 2-3 innings of championship play, and was scored on too spoil his scoreless skein that had reached 22 frames, not counting the All-Star game, which does not go into the loop playing records. Alvie Jarrett, Rotary catcher, was the recipient of Bratcher's first Annie Oakley since the third inning of the season opener with these same j stealing Westbrook at second. Jess Rotes. Bratcher was unable to get | Raspberry, Lions Club first baseman walk Tex Turner fanned. Billy Nelson missed the third strike but recovered in time to nip the would-be the ball over after Billy Ross, league leading hitter, had beat out a high hopper to open the second canto. Joe also walked Bobby Westbrook in the next inning following Jim Lendennie's double that led to the first Rotary run. Lendennie blasted a double to right field and continued on around to score when Prank Alford's belated throw bounded into left field. The Rotarians proved it was no accident, though difficult, by .scoring a genuine tally in the fourth. Ron Huey let! oft with a sharp single to center. Billy RO.SS and Alvie Jar- j rett were strikeout victims, but Huey | had moved on around to the hot j corner on passed balls. Jerry cole- [ man fouled off four pitches then caught one to his liking and plunked it solidly into left field to score did not record a putout, a first in that category. Branscum was tagged for only five hits by the champions but kept himself in constant hot water with wildness. He walked seven and plunked a batter. Two of the Lions safeties were of the long distance variety, a two run triple by Fitzgerald and Bratcher's bases empty home run. Three Rotary misplays were turned into runs. The Lions Club got away from the barrier in their usual first inning scoring but with only a run. Danny Morris got it off and running with a single to right field. He advanced on a wild pitch and went to third *s Jerry (Jerk) Hodge was throwing out Prank Alford. Jimmy Killett popped to Tex Turner at second but the tough Fitzgerald scratched a hit ing 70 that topped the field on the first day. I Weak putting again kept Hogan ! from giving par more of a shellacking on the tough Carnoustie bordering the Port Worth, Jim Tugsrson Has Top Pitching Record in Minors Former Hot Springs Negro Hurler Leads With 17-7 Slate .KNOXVTLLE, Teim. iVPi— Biy Jim Tupcrf-on. booted out or the Class C Cotton States League, hap, compiled the brat won-Iost record in the minor your— 17-7 for Knoxville In the Clas.s D Mountain States League, The 26-year-old Nrprn righthand- er from Florence Villa, Fin., is going strong with the season Little more than half over. TuRurso" and his brother, Lean- de.r, \vpre sent to Knoxville by Hot Springs niter other loams in the Cotton Stales Lcniuu; objected to their being played. The Tiiper.sons were the storm center of the bitter inter - league controversy which ihn-iicned to breakup the circuit. The case twice appealed to Minor League Boss George Trautman, who ruled In favor of Hot Sprinps. The Bathers, however, elected tn ~h(\i the Tugersons out rather than breakup Sea. pro "While obviously not as sharp as his last two appearances when he setthe Kiwanis Club down without a hit or a run and blanked the All- Stars, Bratcher did very well at that. Of the 12 batters who faced him — the game was called in the last of the fifth because of darkness — Joe fanned JO of them to run his strikeout total to 68 in 33 rounds. More League Records The game produced another league record when the Lions turned in two double plays, the first time this year that a pair of the twin killers have been recorded in one contest. Larry Fitzgerald, who is an excellent glove man though better known for his heavy slugging, started the first one in the second thai helped his pitcher out of a pretty good hole. With Ross on third and Jarrett on second and one out Larry shagged Curt Branscum's well hit drive and snapped quickly to Bill Simmons to double off the eager Rotary shortstop. Then in the next inning after Lendennie had circled the bases for the first Rotary tally and Westbrook had manuevered a \ behind second that Ross made a the outfield, as Morris scored. Bratcher and Simmons walked to fill the bases but Branscum tossed out Jerry Hill. Lions Take Off Branscum walked Jess Raspberry and Billy Nelson to open the second and the Lions were off on a five- run spree. Branscum uncorked a wild pitch that moved both around nnd both romped in as Ross handled Morris' bouncer very well then spoiled his good work with a heave over Huey's head. Morris went to second on the error. Ross tossed out Alford as Morris continued to third, and the Lions left fielder counted as ayout bordering the North The Port Worth, Tex., toured the outgoing; nine in a 36, and was under with a 35 corning back. Dai Rees, formerly of the British | Ryder Cup team, was two under ' par today and his 70 along with an opening day 72 left him with a 142. Tlie Argentine star .Roberto Vincenzo, followed up yesterday's 72 with a one-under 71 today and was second best among the early finishers in the second round with his H8—a stroke ahead of Hogan and Stranahan. Bobby Locke, the defending chsimpion who shot a 72 yesterday. started out in a downpour shortly after Hogan finished his round. Lively Lady, winter book favorite for the Hambleton Stake for 3-year old trotters, has been retired be- cuuse of unsoimtlness and has already been bred to Lusty Song, 1950 Hambleton winner. look good to old Case. Still he left out Bob Porterfield nnd Mel Purnell, two boys who shut out his world champions within the last 10 days. Six pitchers don't leave Stengel much room for error in a series where he already has lost three straight to the National. Absence of left-handers, with the lone exception of Chicago's Billy Pierce, actually is amazing. Of course, Stengel has a pretty fair record of pitcher juggling when it comes to World Series games. Nobody who saw it ever will forget how he called in left- handed Bob Kuzava in the late Innings of the last game two years in a row—to get out the right- handers! Pierce May Start Although Stengel won't pick his starter for Tuesday's game at Cincinnati until next week, everybody is sure it will be Pierce. The National League starting lineup is loaded with lefties—men like Ed Mathews, Stan Musial, Ted Kluszewski and Enos Slaughter who can knock down fences. Selection of Satch Paige, venerable St. Louis Brownie, probably stemmed from the job Satch did on the Yanks the night St. Louis broke their 18 - game winning streak. It will be a long time before Case will forget the sight of old Satch ambling in from the bullpen with his pants legs down around his ankles to snuff out the You can't say Stengel slighted any shortstops or first basemen. He picked four of each on the club, counting the two voted by the fans. An experienced baseball man, like Jimmy Dykes ol the A's, told me recently he thought two rookies, Harvey Kuenn of Detroit and Billy Hunter of St. Louis, rated with the top shortstops in the league. With Mickey Vernon, Johnny Mine, Eddie Robinson and Ferris Fain, Stengel can four-platoon to his soul's delight, just as though lie were home at Yankee Stadium. Little League Standings Shrine Club Lions Club Klwants Club Jaycees American Legion \V 1 1 0 0 0 Rotary Club 0 PCX 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 freshman quaterbnck last season, was the quaterbnck when the Mountaineers scored all their 35 'touchdowns. When he was an amatuer boxer, Ezzard Charles, former heavyweight champion, worked porter in c clothes shop. as Like the balance of your favorite rod, CABIN STILL is balanced at 91 — to evenly combine mildness of proof with richness of flavor. OLD C OLD ^M ABIN STILL mild in proof...y«f rich in flavor . Knmjcrr "^ntBoiiKsosr^ ^(iw,\ .&'•*; the Arkansas -Louisiana-Mississippi circuit. Jim said yesterday he thinks he could win in a faster league. "I'm sure I'm fast enough" he says. "I've pitched good ball against big leaguers, and I won with the Indianapolis Clowns. But I've got to Improve my curve ball." Luxora Loses In Semi-Pro Playoffs LUXORA. — The Luxora. Tigers, one of three Mississippi County semipro nines entered in the District N.B.C. playoffs at Caraway this week, lost their first round game last night to Delapkune, 7-6 at the tournament opened. Quails was the loser. The Tigers, off to an impressive start earlier this season, are currently in the midst of a loss streak, now at five straight. The most emphatic of these occurred July 4 at Lepanto, when Memphian Elmer Ray held the Tiger bats at bay for 2 and 2|3 innings before two sharp hits produced a run and spoiled his no-hit bid. Late pitching relapses led to the other losses, dealt out by the Memphis Coca Cola Travelers, Caraway, Manila, and Dyersburg. Tenn. Following the Caraway tourney, the Tigers return home Sunday after three weeks of road play to entertain Steele, Mo. in an afternoon encounter. Promised Land advanced in the playoff by beating Paragould 7-2 last night. The third Mississippi County team entered, Manila, plays Mon- 'ette at 1:30 pm. today. Hodge duplicated Ross' after snatching Killett's high toss grounder. Fitzgerald's three bagger registered Killett. Bratcher and Simmons drew walks to fill the bases. Jerry Hill hit to the mound. Branscum lost the ball between his feet long enough to miss the play at home but did find it in time -to throw to first for the putout, as Fitzgerald scored. The Lions racked up their two cast skies made vision difficult. Hodge made a beautiful stop of Killett's smash, knocked the ball down and recovered to toss the runner out by a good step. Fitzgerald was safe when Huey fumbled his crazy twister lilt off the end of the bat with reverse English. Bratcher followed by smacking one far into centerfield and beat the relay to the plate. The box score: ROTARY CLUB AB H 0 Turner, 2b Hodge, 3b Huey, Ib Ross, ss Jarrett, c Coleman, If Branscum, p Lendennie, cf Westbrook, rf x Logan, rf PO 1 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 Logan fanned the 5th. LIONS CLUB AB H Morris, If Alford, rf Killett, 2b Fitzgerald, ss 17 4 12 6 for Westbrook in Bratcher, p Simmons, 3b Hill, cf Raspberry, Ib •Nelson, c PO 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 10 19 5 IS innings due Called after darkness. Score by innings. Rotary Club 001 Lions Club 10-2 150 2x—8 tallies in the fourth as heavy over-Time: 1:10. Summary: Errors — Huey, Ross, Hodge, Alford. Runs — Morris 2, Killett, Fitzgerald 2. Bratcher, Raspberry, Nelson. Runs batted in — Coleman, Morris, Fitzgerald, Bratcher 2, Hill. Two base hit — Lendennie. Three base hit — Fitzgerald. Home run — Bratcher. Hit by. pitcher — Simmons (Branscum}. Base on balls — off Bratcher 2, Branscum 7. Strikeouts — Bratcher 10, Branscum 3. Umpires — O'Neill, Hood, Hardy. Distributed by MOON DISTKIHUTING CO. Little Hock, Arkansas bvcry drop HMM, IMIHM i:a mill bottled snMy by ~~* "''' ' "" f-J STITZEt-WEliER DISTIUFRY. ESTABLISHED IOUISVRU. 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