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SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1953 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.> COUKIER NEWS PAGE rms Giants Making Move Toward First Division _, By BEN PHLEGAR Asiocltted Press Sports Writer The New York Giants, who floundered in second division the first half of the season, uddenly have invited themselves into the National League pennant race with a seven game /inning streak. Going Into today's games the Starting with their 20-6 rout of Brooklyn Dodgers last Sunday, he New Yorkers have gained such Amentum during the week that hey may roll into fourth place be- the All-Star vacation which eglns after tomorrow's games. Last night they invaded the wilds •f Brooklyn and" mopped up on the Dodgers on their home grounds, 'hey trail the first place Dodgers '•• games and have a chance to cut hat down today and tomorrow. Sal the Barber Maglie, who spe- lalizes In tormenting the Dougers, ive them just six hits last night a 8-1 triumph. The only thing « Dodgers salvaged was their lome run hitting streak which they xtended to 24 games—one short of he major league record—when Roy ^ampanella hit one in the second tming. The loss cost Brooklyn a full ime of its slender first place lead the Milwaukee Braves who vhipped third place St. Louis, 5-2. espite six errors the Philadelphia hillies clung to fourth place with a 3-3 decision over Pittsburgh. Dodgers hold a two game edge over the Braves. 3'-j over the Cardinals and 5',i over Philadelphia . 51st Shutout Crafty Ken Raffensberger hurled his 31st major league shutout to give Cincinnati a 6-0 victory over Chicago in the front half of a twilight-night twin bill but a three-run homer by Ralph Kiner helped the Cubs win the nightcap, 4-3. In the American League the leading New York Yankees gained a half game on their nearest rivals, the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians, who fought to a standstill in a doubleheader. The Yankees defeated Washington, 6-1. Cleveland beat Chicago 3-0 in 10 innings on Bobby Feller's first shutout in two seasons. The White Sox scored 10 runs in the seventh inning of the second ga^me and won it easily, 6-5. Boston outlasted Philadelphia 3-2 In 12 innings and the St. Louis Browns, who haven't lost to the Tigers in Detroit this year, beat them again,8-4. The Yanks now lead by 5'.2. Warren Spahn posted his llth victory of the season against only three losses at the expense of the Cardinals. Eddie Mathews hit his 26th home run for Milwaukee. . The Phillies used 13 hits and four Pittsburgh errors to overcome their own horrible fielding, giving Curt Simmons his eighth victory and his first since last May. Among active National League pitchers, only Dutch Leonard of the Cubs has pitched as many shutouts as Raffensbcrger. The Cincinnati lefthander holds one other National League record that he'd rather not mention. He's the losingest pitcher In the league, having dropped 145 decisions in his 14 seasons. Feller bested Billy Pierce In the first game at Chicago although Pierce had a no-hitter for seven innings. Luke Easter and Al Rosen drove in the three Cleveland runs In the top of the 10th. The Yankees suddenly found their extra-base range against their old teammate Bob Porterfield, who gave up home runs to Irv Noren, Don Bollweg and Yogi Berra. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. OB. Brooklyn 49 30 .020 — Milwaukee 47 32 .595 2 St. Louis 45 33 .571 3.1 Philadelphia 42 34 .553 5 New York 42 36 .538 (i 1 Cincinnati 35 45 .438 14 U Chicago 29 48 .377 19 Pittsburgh ; . 27 58 .318 25 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. New York 54 26 .65 Chicago 49 32 .605 Cleveland 4832 .600 Boston 45 38 .542 Washington 42 40 .612 Philadelphia ?3 49 .402 St. Louis 29 54 .349 Detroit 26 55 .321 G.B. 6 lO'.i 13 22 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Nashville 52 37 .584 — Memphis 48 42 .533 4', 2 Atlanta Birmingham Little Rock .. Chattanooga . New Orleans Mobile 46 41 .529 5 47 43 .522 5!i 40 45 .471 10 43 49 .467 10!i 42 48 ,467 lO'/a 38 51 .427 14 Aching Hogan. Tells Scots: 'I'll Be Back' By TOM OCHILTREE CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Ben Hogan has proved, even to the skeptical scots in lis birthplace of the game, that He is the modern day wonder of golf. The Texan, four times winner the U. S. Open, shot a magnifi- nt four strokes better than to take part in any 36-hole playoff as he blazed away with sub par golf. He was so spent' after play- nybody else at Carnoustie, to win ' ing 72 holes in three days that it was questionable whether he could have gone any farther. Coming off that last green, where he shot a birdie four and with the cheers of the crowd ringing in his ears, Hogan said: 'I'm happy but so very, very tired. Don't even mention the possibility of a playoff, I don't '.Jhink I can make it." At that time Antonio Gerda of Argentina was a couple of twosomes behind Hogan with a flickering chance to tie. But Cerda never came close. He finished with a 286 Tor a four- way tie for second with Frank Stranahan, Toledo, Ohio, amateur; Dai Rees, chubby, good- natured Welshman and Peter Thompson, Australia's promising young golfer. le British Open championship sterday with a par busting final und of 68. Through the stretch drive he ig- red chills, influenza and aches om old injuries received in a 49 auto accident to capture the veted title in his first try—some- ing no other American ever was le to do. The great Bobby Jones, winner 1927 and 1930, was among the so rans on his first attempt, the d master, Walter Hagen, four- lie winner, finished 55th on his st trip and Gene Sarazen, who ok the 1932 title, failed to qualify his first attempt. No Playoff The Scots took Hogan to their art as they saw him limp down e last fairway. Courage and the of golf are two qualities highly ized in this north country. Hogan made sure he'd not have Greatest Shot the joint leader with Hogan after the morning round. Sam King, former British Ryder Cupper followed with a 290 end, defending champion Bobby Locke of South Africa with a 291. The champion's greatest shot came at the fifth in the final round. Deeply bunkered With a bad angle, he chipped into the hole from. 30 feet for a birdie three. After that he really caught fire. It was fitting that Hogan won the British Open at Carnoustie. This old seaside course with Its unofficial par of 36-36—72 served as the cradle for American golf. Through the years, Carnoustie has sent 290 profesionals to the United States. Having proved to the British he belongs in the same class with the never-to-be-forgotten Jones, Hogan and his wife Valerie plan a week's vacation in Paris before returning home. "But. I'll be back,' said Ben, Next came Roberto De Vincenzo "perhaps next year. I have no of Argentina with a 281. He was ' thoushts of retiring." * # Sports Roundup— For Fans: World Series in July By JACK HAND For Gayle Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — At Yankee Stadium, a normal Friday afternoon crowd watched Bob Potterfield pitch against the Yankees when the public address system announcer called for attention. "The winner of the British Open, »'ith rounds of 70 and 68 for a 282 ,inal score at Carnoustie, Scotland The fans listened in silence like t waits for Johnny Addle to an- lounce the voting of the ring offi- :ials after a Garden fight. When the announcer delivered he punch line . . . "is Ben Ho;an," a tremendous surge of ex- :itement spilled out In a roar, 10,!54 strong. Even the Yanks and .Vashtngton players paused to lis- en. It was the same story in the Associated Press office yesterday, imall knots of people crowded In font of the radio printer, bring- ng the dramatic story across the jcean from Carnoustie. "I haven't seen anything like this iince Bobby Thomson hit the home •un off Ralph Branca," said the nan at the deslc. Normally the copy boys pay no nore attention to golf scores than o the latest prices on the cotton narket. But they too milled iround the printer to ask, "How's logan doin'?" Spontaneous Cheers The men wno normaiy cover Naive Dancer at the horse track or locky Marciano in the prize ring munded out running accounts and lew leads from the material fun- lelled in from Scotland. It was Vorld Series day in July. The afternoon papers, staggering under the weight of the red ind black headlines about the la- cst Moscow purge, found generous space for the Hogan story in a prominent spot on page one. Outside on Rockefeller Plaza, a crowd gathered around a new.s printer dishing up the latest dope on Hogan. When a bulletin was pounded out that Hogan had won, a spontaneous cheer rose. Radio and television blared the news from every corner, sports announcers poiished up on the Hogan saga and columnists delved into the files and their memories to pay tribute to the gnlant little man from Texas. Out in Hollywood, I am sure the movie people must have dug up "The Hogan Story" and started making new prints for rapid distribution to all theaters. America loves a champ who can get off the floor and win. They went wild when Jersey Joe Walcott, the old pappy guy, finally won the heavyweight title. They cheered old Johnny Mize when he trundled off the bench to help the Yanks win the Series last October. And they are going all out for Hogan, who barely escaped death when his car was hit by a bus in 1849, came hack to add the British Open to his U. S. Open and Masters' victory for a 1953 "triple slam.' ' American Pride There is no question that Hogan's stirring triumph, won the hard way by coming from behind, in a land far from home, kindled the magination of the man in the street like no other golf event in years. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LliAGUE New York 6 Brooklyn 1 Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 13 Pittsburgh 3 Cincinnati 6-3 Chicago 0-4 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6 Washington 1 Cleveland 3-5 Chicago 0-16 (1st game 10 innings) Boston 3 Philadelphia (12 innings) St. Louis 8 Detroit 4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 2-3 Chattanooga 1-0 Nashville 7 Memphis 1 Mobile 5 Atlanta 2 Birmingham 9 New Orleans 2 Today's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Brooklyn,—Worlh- ington (1-0) vs. Erskine (7-4) Milwaukee at St. Louis,—Sur- kont (9-3) vs. Miller (3-4) or Staley (12-3) Chicago at Cincinnati, — Klippstein (4-7) vs Podbielan (5-7) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, — Waugh (0-0) vs. Konstanty (10-5) AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at New York,—Mas- person (6-8) vs. Sain (8-4) Philadelphia at Boston, — Byrd (8-10) vs. McDermott (8-6) Cleveland at Chicago, — Wynn (9-5) vs. Dodson (5-5) St. Louis at Detroit—Holloman (3-7) vs. Gromek (3-2) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis Birmingham at New Orleans Atlanta at Mobile (2) Bobby Jones In another era- back in 1930—aroused the same pride in American sports superiority when he made his "grand slam" by winning the Amateur and Open in both Britain and America. It is Inevitable that Hognn be compared with Jones. The subject will fill slick magazines for months to come but there can be no accurate comparison. Jones was 28, j Hogan was 40 Jones did it in 1930. and this l« 1953. Jones said it best: "How could you make a comparison? I never played against him. We were in two different eras." Was Jones better than Hogan? Is Hogan the best of all time? It's like picking between Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis. Let's settle for one positive fact—Hogan is the best golfer alive in 1953. Tigers Defeat- Juveniles In Pee Wee Baseball The Tigers of the Pee Wee League needed only one inning to master their opponents, the Juveniles, yesterday in a league game at Ninth Street Park. A wild Juvenile pitcher. Wicker, walked seven batters and hit another to go with a double by Pack and single by Caudle in the Tigers' first inning. This gave the Tigers a seven run advantage and ended for scoring for the game except for one run added by the Tigers in the third. The.Juveniles were shutout on two hits by ace Tiger Irarler, Gaines. who gave up only three walks while fanning eight. The only hits off Gaines were a single and a double by Duncan, Juvenile shortstop. Wicker was the losing pitcher. TEXAS TREE TOPPER — Straining his muscles and gritting his teeth, six-foot-elght-inch Walt Davis outdid his height with a world feccrd high jump of 6 feet Ills inches at the National Amateur Athletic Onion meet in Dayton, o. (NEA) Feller Back in Groove; C/iisox Held Scoreless By JEREY LISKA CHICAGO (AP) — Bob Feller, 34, once the blitz-ball pitching terror Of the American League, may be back in the groove for the Cleveland Indians. Feller last night hopped front * and center into the Tribe pursuit of the New York Yankees with his first shutout since 1951 and his third consecutive victory. That came on an excellent 10- inning, five-hit performance which gave the right-hander from Van Meter, la., a 3-0 decision over the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a twin bill witnessed by Comfs- key 'Park's largest 1953 crowd, 48,542. Feller was a poised , efficient hurlcr as he bested Chicago's 26- year-old Billy Pierce in a whale of a pitching duel settled in the extra-frame on singles by Al Rosen .nd Luke Easter which nudged across three tribe runs. Three Straight Wins It was the first time in two sea- ions that Feller had won three games in a row and marked his first shutout since he whipped the St. Louis Browns 7-0 Sept. 7, 1951. Feller, one of modern baseball's reatest pitchers, now has rw major league shutouts. The record s 113 by Walter Johnson over 21 seasons. ' Feller achieved his fifth victory against four defeats this season with a masterful use of a curve anil. He struck out only two, but lis control was razor-sharp. Pierce leld the Indians to six hits—inducing thve in the 10th and strvlck out 9 to botst his league lead to 88. Up until last night. Feller had .started 13 games but completed only four and had an earned run average of 3.74 this season. Feller's performance preceded a 16-5 Sox drubbing of the Indians in the nightcap. That left the Sox 5'/ 2 games behind the Yankees and the Indians in third spot a hall-game behind Chicago. Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees is the oldest manager in the major leagues, He's 62 years old. Freddie Hutchinson of the Detroit Tigers is the youngest manager in the major leagues. He's 33 years old. Instructor Teaches Men to Swim in 3 Hours EDMONTON, Canada UP)—Squadron Leader Scott Alexander, officer in command of the RCAF's survival training school here, is teaching fliers to swim in less than three hours. Although a full month is usually neede dto teach a non-swimmer, Alexander, a former swimming instructor, was allowed only three hours in a packed schedule. He studied the problem carefully and decided beginners should be taught step by step instead of being overburdened with several points at one time. Alexander has been quite successful in his encdavors. Since classes started in Sept. 1952 none of his students have failed. And few have needed move than two hours to complete the course. 61 Outlasts Mead's in Bay Window Sixty-one Implement outlasted Mead's Clothier in an an extra-inning Bay Window Softball game yesterday to notch a 14-10 victory. A big 5-run inning in the seventh by Mead's tied the score at 10 each, and sent the game into overtime. But 61 roared out in the eighth with four runs on two singles, two errors and a bases-loaded triple by Meharg. It was the second run- scorlns triple by Meharg, who had one during 61's five-run rtrive in the seventh came on a single, two errors and three consecutive doubles by Clark, Mosley, and Childs. Clark also homered for Mead's. Thirty-three hits were garnered in the slugfest. Fourteen came off winning pitcher Meharg, while the loser, Chilris, gave up 19. Jockey Nick Jemas rode blind Path to win the first race contested at the new Momouth Park track In 1946. Spahn Halts Cards With Six Hitter Browns Pound Tigers for Four Homers By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals had a marvelous chance to advance in the National League standings last night, but they let Warren Spahn's strong left arm stand in the way and the Milwaukee Braves did the ground gaining instead. Spahn gave up just six hits while he and Is teammates were collecting 12 safeties off four Redbirds hurlers for a 5-Z victory at Busch Stadium. The Brooklyn Dodgers suffered a 6-1 loss to the New York Giants and j the Braves now are two games out of first place with the Cardinals three and a half games back. Ray Jablonski drove In both St. Louis runs, scoring Red Schoendienst, who had singled, from second base in the first inning and grounding out in the sixth with Stan Musial on third. Musial, who had tripled, scored on the play. Mathews Homer Wins A single by Jack Dlttmer in the Milwaukee second scored two runs an deliminated the Cards' 1-0 lead. Ed Mathews hit his 26th homer of the year In the fifth with a man on to clinch tho victory. The Browns found they had left their ability to win ball games nt Detroit and picked up that knack again with four home runs in a 14-hlt attack for nn 8-4 decision over the Tigers in another night game. Lanky Daune Pillet'.e scattered nine hits for his fourth victory. . Jimmy Dyck, Roy Sievers, Don Lenhardt and Clint Courtney all came through with four-baggers. The game was the first of a series tabbed "the battle of the cellar" and pushed Detroit two games below the seventh-place St. Louisans. Howard Leads Batters in LL Cracking a double and a single against the Shrine Club Tuesday, Glynn Dale Howard, American Legion first baseman-pitcher, swept into the Little League batting lead with a mark of .632, a gain of 44 points. The affable little lefthander is .also setting the pace in two baggers, three, and tied with his'nearest rival, Steve McGuire, Jaycee Catcher, in hits, each with an even dozen. The husky Jaycee receiver picked up 12 decimals with his third home run of the Benson which spoiled the shutout bid of Jimmy Bruce, newly converted pitcher, during the Jnycees' sixth straight loss, Thursday. He also beat out an infield hit, to boost his mace mark to .GOO. McGuire has the most totnl bases. 22. Billy Ross, last week's champion, is holding down third with .588, a 12-point drop when held to a .single in two triee by Joe Eratcher, Lions Club ace. Don Stal ings singled twice •ounds. He whiffed 10 of the 12 outs that extended his strikeout record to 68. nancy, Bruce Shine Billy Haney and Bruce also turned in sterling mound performances to share the pitching spotlight for tha week. Haney held the hard hitting American Legion to seven scattered hits and had a shutout brewing until Billy Hatch connected for the maximum distance in the sixth with two aboard. His 13 strikeouts boosted his year's total to 60, next to Bratcher In that division. He has a 2-4 winning record. Bruce was earning his first win after tripping before the Lions Club in his other start—the victim of Bratcher's brilliant no-hitter that sealed the first half title. Bruce turned in the week's highest fanning spree with 14 Jaycee victims. Despite the loss to the upstart Shrine Club, which may furnish plenty of trouble if Haney continues to dish out stuff from the mound as he did against the Legion, Coach Ott Mullin's Legions continue to lead in club batting with .317, a drop of six points from the previous period. The Lions Club ranks second with .281, with the Shrine Club nosing out the Rotary Club for third. .259 to .257. The Jaycees are fifth with .228, and the Kiwanls bringing up the rear at .208. ! against Sonny Elledge, Jaycees, that netted 29 points and the fourth position with u.529, with a pair of the league leading Lions Club thumpers, Larry Fitzgerald and Bratcher and Larry Whittle, Shrine Club, all tied for fifth at .500 By getting a. triple to go with his one bagger against Curt Branscum, Rotary, Fitzgerald joined Ross and Jimmy Bruce in the cycle club—those with at least a single, double, triple and home run. The Lions Club shortstop is second to McGuire in total bases with 18, one more than Howard. Bratcher, not unlike several of the other hurlers over the loop, is quite a hitter. His second home run of the race drove in a runner ahead of him and further strengthened his hold on the runs batted In mark at 18. He was walked twice by Branscum. Whittle had a single and double off Doug Dorris and Howard, who shared the American Legion pitching. Eighth spot belongs to lefthanded hitting Johnny Plunkett of the American Legion with .450. The stubby little outfielder with a nifty cut at the hall had a single in two official tries against Billy Haney, Shrine Club, that upped his record six points. Ronnie Huey collected one of the four Hotory hits gleaned off Bratcher and moved up to the No. 9 slot with .385, a 21-point gain, and four decimals in front of Jimmy Killctt, Lions Club second baseman at .381. Killet failed to hit for the first time this season that coet him 53 points. Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, American Legion's talkative and inimitable little catcher who is the life of any game, is missing from the first 10 hitters, even though hitting .353. "Monk" couldn't reach Haney in three trips and dropped 76 points. Seven other hitters are gracing the .300 rolls. Including Haney. who bagged his fourth three bagger to stay out in front of that specialized department. Rcmiiinder of the list chows Charles Cobb, Jaycee second bnseiAan, .350; Jerry Hill, Lions Club, .333; Bob Lovelace, Shrine Club, .333; and Little Billy Lambert. Shrine Club, who Is difficult to pitch to because of his size and batting stance, .333. Bratcher is .stil! the fair haired boy among the pitchers with six consecutive victories. However, two of his oilier streaks went the way of the hoiu-ds while carving out an nnt "| u jg~ Wright, abbreviated 8-2 defeat of the Ro- \ i'h[ s bout was arranged on r»- tary Club. He issued his first base j quest of Fields who has a score on balls in 26 2.3 Innings of regular to settle with Wright, championship play, and was scored Monday night's first bout Is slated on for the first time In 22 straight for 8:15. Negro Women Return to Mat Show Monday Another double main event card including a bout between two Negro women, has been lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney for the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Besides a one-hour time limit bout between the two Negro women, a special rematch between two white male Heavyweights la also on the card. The Negro women match will bring together the same two women who performed here two weeks ago, Babs Wingo of New Orleans and Ethel Johnson of Detroit, In their first appearance these two female grapplers battled for 30 minutes in a bout that drew the largest crowd to witness a bout here in two years. In fact, they were so well liked that Promoter Meroney a rranged the Re-match after receiving numerous requests. Ethel Johnson won that one and Babs Wingo will be out to avenge her loss. These two are considered among the top notch Negro women wrestlers in the nation today. The male match" will bring to- gather a pair at heavyweight! who got a good grudge going on last week's card, classy Lee Fietls Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Charlotte, N. C. — Del Flanagan, H8'/2, St. Paul, outpointed Naamon Peck, 150, Augusta, Ga., 10. Miami, Fla. — King Solomon, 163, Chicago, and Irwin Schulz, 162, New York, drew, 10. Charlie Grimm, manager of the , Milwaukee Braves, holds the ma- j Jor league record for most years j leading his league's first basemen ; in fielding average (9). f El THI FABULOUS NEW 66NDOC tWift/,.. It's a's a DRYER...til in oat cabinet! The Bendtx Duomaiic Arji u well « wub« ja*' cUxhei imonuii- ally m oat ooatiaww opendoa. Clothe* come ow ready to we*r, litw or put iwij. Set > demoa- Mratioa « ow lion KxUf. LiCK OSBORNE FURNITURE CO. Eut Fhoiu 3221 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, July 13 8:15 p.m. By Popular Request Colored Girl Wrestlers Babs Wingo vs. Ethel Johnson ONE HOUR TIMK LIMIT ENTIRE NORTH BLEACHER SECTION RESERVED FOR NEGROES Adults 60c — Children 15c Special Bout LEE FIELDS vs. RUBE WRIGHT I Hour Time Limit This Rcftirn Bout Requested by Fields SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE | SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start, • - 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORE! -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS -75$ CHILDREN-35<

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