The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 10, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 10, 1953
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FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1953 BT.YTHEVTI,T,E (ARK.V COURIER NEWS PAGE BRVSlf Roberts Knocked From Mound; First Time in 29 Games By TO!M BRADSHAW PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Robin Roberts suffered the Sort of ignominy last night the big right-hander isn't used to 5- he was blasted off the mound for the first time in 29 straight ball games. Unlimited Deer Season Studied •+ And Robin didn't like it. He was so riled up he didn't want to discuss it at all—despite the fact his Philadelphia Phillies teammates ha'd come from behind to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 6-5 and save him from being charged with, a loss. Not that Robin is ordinarily a surly type—quite the contrary—but he had gotten in the habit of finishing whatever he started in the way of a baseball game. That business of being pounded off the mound didn't sit right with him one little bit. You don't have to be an old- timer to remember when Roberts was taken out of a game the last time but you won't find it in this season's record. It was on Aug. 24, 1952, that Robin left a game against the Chicago Cubs for a pinchhitter in the eighth inning. The Cubs won that one 3-0. 20 Complete Games Prom that date unui iast night Roberts turned in 29 complete pitching performances—20 of them this year. To make the pill a little harder to swallow, Robin's removal from the game last night cut him off from a chance to tie or better the existing National League mark of 23 consecutive games pitched in a single season. That record was set by John W. Taylor of the St. Louis Cardinals back in 1904. Robin's effort last night was far from disgraceful but it wasn't up to his usual bit. He was slammed for 11 Brooklyn hits in 7 1-3 innings. He was . behind 5-4 in the . . , eighth after giving up three hits Northwest Arkansas where it is the j and a pa i r O f runs in that inning worst. He added that u is also wri ile getting only one Dodger out. Food Supply Threatened By Drought LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Because of Arkansas' prolonged drought, the state Game and Fish Commission is considering a special unlimited deer •Stinting season to reduce the number of animals, thereby providing more foood for the remaining deer. While the drought Is having an adverse effect on game, the situation on fishing ranges from good to bad. T. A. McAmis, Commission executive secretary, said yesterday that a public hearing on the possibility of having an early deer season will be held here July 20. He said a team of specialists is surveying the deer situation in "quite pronounced in some southern sections of the siate." There is a. possibility that recent rains in the northern portions of the state could bring the deer through the crisis. Crop Damage McAmis said the drought is taking its toll of the deer's natural food supply—tree shoots and tali- :—thereby forcing many of the animals to turn to farmer's fields, Inflicting heavy crop damage. The secretary said fish in upland streams have been hit hard but rescue crews have netted some three to four million game and commercial fish and have transplanted them to better waters. The drought, however, has helped Bob Miller took over, gave up a walk and then retired the next two men. Smoky Burgess' pinchhit double in the bottom of the eighth brought Stan Lopata and Willie Jones in with the tying and winning runs for the Phils. Roberts gave up all five o( the Dodger runs. By contrast his earned run average for this year is 2.53—slightly below his 2.59 mark of last season, when he won 28 games and lost seven. His won- lost record this season to date Is 13-6. ' In 22 games this year — he pitched In relief once — he has worked a total of 185 innings and allowed 163 hits, par for the course. He has walked 39 and ON BOTTOM OF THE PLAY—Bill Grieve hit the dirt in an unexpected spill during a Red Sox- Senators game at Washington's Griffith Stadium. Pete Runnels, the Washington shortstop, put a block on the. umpire attempting to tag Billy Ccnsolo as the young third baseman stole second. (NEA) Mantle vs. Mathews— Big Ballykoo for Mickey; Ed Made His Own Bang By JOE REICHLEB NEW YORK (AP) — Few youngsters have ever came up to the major leagues as swiftly and with as much splash as Mickey Mantle and Eddie Mathews. Mantle played in only 264 games in (he minors, Mathews only 246. Many before them have leaped into the majors with so little preparation but none has made so good as big and as quickly. Unlimited Draft Is Only Way To Stop Yanks Says Richards By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Spars Editor NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Rapier Richards says he wouldn't be at all surprised if the Yankees won 15 pennants in a row. "Only their bumping into a wild streak of misfortune, and another club enjoying a comparable'run of luck will beat them," asserts the manager of the White Sox. "The rest of us are lust complementary, tools through which (lie New York club qualifies for the World Sprirs. "The farm system gave the Yan- krps a monopoly. "They're not gmnc: to be chorkeri as lone ns they control 300 or more handpirkfrt players for M>ven years -four in the minors and three options. three at Yankee Stadium—Collins, Bollweg and Mizt-." * * * BRIGHTER PROSPECTS Just naturally drift to the Bronx, and the Yankees have the attendance and the resultant wherewithal to outscout the others. ll lt takes a lot of talking to con- their making good, and meanwhile an opponent is handicapped by having to carry them for two years. By that time, the Yankees will have one as accomplished or better ready. It's like playing against a cold deck. "The Yankees have an excellent pitch to the lad who isn't 'offered more than $15.000. He doesn't have vlnce the parents of a boy offered to sit on the bench for two years. $40,000 to take $40:0 and not be a I There is a rosy future at the high"All of baseball's ills couM be cur- bonus baby," explains Richards.! est pay and World Series gold and 'd by one rule — an unrestricted "h u t the Yankees get more than glory." draft—but for inverted reasons major loaRue owners are against it. "By unrestricted I mean just that. A player sent out would be j subject to draft after the first year. I The independent owner cries that all his players would be drafted. He complefel yovpr looks the fact that even more affluent bit? league clubs i xvoiiM thrn be limited in 40 mm. j That would mean a flow of superior players in both directions." r ehare o£ those for whoiv the others hesitate to go to extremes. "Let the bonus babies go elsewhere. The chances are agninst For years they've been shouting "Break up the Yankees." Paul Richards would do it with an unqualified draft. Mickey and Eddie came up under different circumstances. Mantle came to the big leagues with the noise and fireworks of a man bein shot out of a cannon. Older and more experienced men than he curdled under the burden of ballyhoo that attended his first Spring training with the Yankeea Mickey was only 9 then, as green as a pea, with ambitions no higher than to make good with eBaumont, a Yankee farm. On the other band, Mathews came to the Braves almost unnoticed. Signed by Boston scout Johnny Moore at 17, Eddie was one of some 20 rookies in the Braves camp in the Spring of 1952. He wasn't even listed on the team roster. Collision The first real bit of publicity Mathews got didn't even stem from his hitting or fielding skill. He was chasing fungoes in the outfield. while tearing after a ball in foul ground, he collided with (A) Ford Prick, baseball commissioner; ( (B) Billy Sullivan, then Braves' publicist, and (C) Whitney Martin, Associated Press columnist. Down went all four. Mathews clutched the ball in his gloved hand, a broken nose in the other, the episode made front page news. That marked the end of Mathews' bid outfield berth but lans now knew who he was. He had broken in with a bang. Like most sluggers. Mantle and Mathews strike out often. They can •were water or muddy ground. Ersstf sr^Si p - f ««• - - - nacessible because of high! tones were shutouts 6 ! His endurance performance this season is no flash in the pan. Last year he worked in 37 games and completed 30 of them. BAT TODAY—Battling Nelson and his dog, Taffy. (NEA) The reference library of the University of Minnesota has more than 3100 reels of microfilm, one of (he largest collections in the nation. Japanese Play Americans in Cup Matches VANCOUVER, B. C. IIP)—A pair of American tennis veterans will tangle today with two Japanese 21-year-olds in a doubles match that may decide the first round of North American zone Davis Cup play. Capt. Tony Trabert of Cincinnati and Hamilton Richardson of Baton Rouge, La., got the United States team off to a flying start yesterday with a sweep of the opening singles matches. Trabert, of Cincinnati, rated even higher in doubles than in singles, will team with Tom Brown. 31- year-old San Francisco attorney, for the doubles. The Americans rate as top-heavy favorites. The young Japanese doubles pair will be Ko.sei Kamo, Japan's No. 2 player, and Atsushi Miyatn, who played on Japan's 1952 Davis Cup team. Baylor Gets Texas Schoolboy Touted as Great Quarterback WACO. Tex.—Baylor has snared the boy they call the greatest quarterback and the greatest passer in Texas schoolboy football history. And from the home town of the top college and professional passer —Slingin' Sammy Baugh — Doyle Traylor goes to Waco and to Baylor. All the colleges were after him, but Dandy Dole was deliberate in malting up his mind. He waited until baseball season was over and school was out. Then suddenly he announced that Baylor was his choice and in the ranks of the Golden Beans there was joy and shouting. Next faU Baylor will have a veteran backfield, Including a top quarterback, Cotton Davidson. But in 1954 all will be gone. And Baylor will need a quarterback of the Doyle Traylor stripe. Doyle played three years for Temple High. He gained 3.3 miles of territory. He passed the ball for 5,093 yards and completed "78 touchdown throws. Twice he was all-State. The 180-pound, 17-year-old quarterback, who is also a good runner, played Junior high football one season—at the same school where Baugh got his start. In 1950 Traylor went to Temple Senior High. "We ran him off when he tried to come out for football ins first year." Terl Dfiwson,* Temple High coach, recalls, "He was too little." Traylor had a missing disc in hie backbone, being born that way. He played with his back in a brace In 1951 but that, winter had an operation. A piece of bone was taken spine. Now he is totally sound physical! and big and tough enough for college football. be pitched to. Both have a tendency to try to knock the ball out of the park every time they come to bat. Mathews paced the National League in strikeouts last year with 115. Mantle was tied for the American League lead with 111. Math- ew.s fanned 34 times in his first 66 games this season, Mickey 52 times in the same number of games. Stengel feels Mantle can add 30 hits tn his season's total if he curbs his yen to swing for the fences and concentrates more on learning to bunt. Mickey confesses that bunting is still a strange art to him. "I know what people think of me as a player," he says. "And I know how fast I've come. But I also know there's an awful lot I still don't know about this garmfc There's so much that sometimes I get lo worrying until it scares me. There's a lot I still got to learn and maybe I'll never learn It." Mathews is equally aware of his power and his shortcomings, and he is matter of fact about them. "I've got so much to learn about hitting and fielding," he says, "it just makes me dizzy to even think about it. I think I'm finally getting the hang of playing third base but J still have trouble hitting certain pitching." CONFINING HIMSELF to catchers. Paul Richards points to the! World Champions' tremendous) bulse. "With several major league clubs dying for catching, the Yankees have three first-class men—Borra. Silvera and Hoi*— with the parent club and four more in the higher minors who would help an outfit up here right now. The latter are Gus Triandos and Hal Smith of Birmingham, Lou Berberet of Kansas City and Jim Robertson, who has been transferred to that club from Syracuse. "Smith is doing all of Birmingham's catching because Triandos,, the Galling Gun Greek, is being transformed into a first baseman. He was batting .500 for a spell, then .400. The pitchers had held him W .392 the.last time I looked. "The Yankees are also converting Outfielder Bill Skowron into a first baseman at Kansas City. They have so much Grade A material that they can experiment and seevn years in which to do It. They're searching for a first baseman while they have Guaranteed Electrical Work at Reasonable Prices • Full Line of Replacement Parts All Major Appliances • All Appliances Repaired • New Lines Installed We stand behind every electrical repair or installment job we do. It must be RIGHT or we'll make it RIGHT without question or quibble. CHARLIE & PINION Electric Co. 112 S. 5th Phone 2993 SEE THE FABULOUS NEW BEMDOC PttMMfo/,,. It's a's a VRytR,..atl in one cabinet! The Bcndix Duomatic dtyi ti wdl Oofho cow ow ready lo we*r, *s washes your clothes a«tom«ti- iro" or pm cwty. See a demoo' call; k one continuous opttatioe. xratio* «l <mc More today. 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FEATURING STOCKrCAR PCING an ALL COLORED RACE and a POWDER PUFF RACE TONIGHT FRIDAY, JULY 10 Blythcville Speed Bowl — Walker Park Time Trials 7:30 p.m. Races Start 8:00 p.m. THRILLS GALORE! "FROSTY" The Smoother, Deliciously Different Soft Ice Cream Try it at the RAZORBACK DRIVE-IN. Served to you In your car or come into our air conditioned coffee shop. The only milk bar In Blytheville where you can be served in air conilitioncd comfort. Bring your children inside where it is cool and comfortable. Take a Quart or Pint Home Have You Tried The Drink All Blythcville Is Talking About? HIRES ROOT BEER Served From The "Wooden Keg' In Frosted Mugs Try Our Wonderful "Frosty" Sundaes 15c & 25c Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Pineapple Hlack Walnut Cherry Banana Splits 25c Fountain Coca Cola Brown Derby 5c & 10c Mails and Shakes "Frosty" cones Sc-lOc-lac All kinds of sandwiches. "FROSTY" at the Razorback Drive-In SPEND SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH SONNY MUSIC! MUSIC! 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