The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 14, 1953
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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN No Change In Place Likely * By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Recent baseball history shows the chances are only 1 In 5 that either the Chicago White Sox or the Milwaukee Braves will win a pennant this season. The Sox and the Braves are the second-place teams as the flag chasers await the outcome of today's All-Star Game. The Braves trail Brooklyn by only iy 2 games. Chicago is five behind 'the New York Yankees. In 1951 the New York Giants moved from second to the pennant »fter the All-Star break. The Yankees did it in the American League In 1850. In each of the other last five seasons the National League winner already was in first place •when the All-star Game came, along. I During that same spell the Yankees are the only team that climbed from lower than second. In 1951 they were third behind Chicago and Boston when the All-star Game wa« played. In 1948,1949 and 1952 the American League team in first place when the vacation came finished first. ' This year the All-star Game is being played later in the season than ever before. It is a full week later than a year ago. Briefly, here's how the last few •easons have gone after the All- 8tar break: American League _ Detroit led the Yankees, Cleveland Boston at the All-Star break and it stayed that way until September when the Yankees took over. 1950 Phillies Faltered National League — Philadelphia faltered briefly right after the Ail- Star Qame, then resumed the lead. The Cardinals shot into first, but slumped to a fifth-place finish. The Giants in sixth started a steady climb to end third. 1951 American League—The Yankees were in third, their low point of the year. The White Sox fell from first to fourth before the end of July. Cleveland climbed from fourth to a second-place finish. Boston moved from second to first, then trailed off to third. 1952 American League - The White So xwere a close second to the Yankees but hit the skids and fell to sixth before July was over. They recovered to finish third. Cleveland edged up to second. The Athletics started a slow climb from sixth to finish fourth. National League — The only the end of the season came when the Phillies, who were fifth, replaced the cubs at the bottom of the first division. Brooklyn was ahead, followed by the Giants and the Cardinals. NEW -YORK (AP) — Relief ace Harry Dorish, bypassed by manager, Ca'sey Stengel in his All-Star pitching selections, was the American League's earned run leader today. The 31-year-old righthander, one of the key performers in the recent surge of the Chicago White Sox, has given up only 25 earned runs in 90 innings for a 2.50 average, Associated Press figures disclose. In the National League, Hoyt Wilhelm, another relief specialist, shows the top mark of 2.30. The New York Giants' knuckleballer. seeking his second straight ERA title, has permtted 24 earned runs in 94 frames. Roberts Has Most Wins Lefties Eddie Lopat and Whitey Ford of the Yankees rank second and third, respectively, in the American League. Lopat, who has won nine games and lost only one, has yielded 30 earned runs in 100 change from the All-Star break to innings for 2.70 and Ford (2.75) Wilhelm, Dorish Have Best ERA's Eddie Lopat, Robin Roberts Are Second BASEBALLET—Dusty Boggess makes like a ballet master calling out Richie Ashburn of the Phillies, forced at second by the Giants' Daryl Spencer, who fielded Granny Hamner's grounder. The shortstop throws to first base for a double play Back of him is Davey Williams. (NBA) Majors Block Any Hasty Club Moves CINCINNATI (AP) — The major leagues have set up a road block against any future hasty franchise moves by restricting territorial drafting to the two-month period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1. By joint action at yesterday's meetings, the two majors wrote into the rule book a resolution adopted last spring at Belleair, Pla., by the Executive Council. Although no official action was taken on the sad St. Louis situation 'in the American League, it was regarded as almost a certainty that owner Bill Veeck again will request permission from the league to shift the Browns to Baltimore next fall. There is no possibility of any move before the end of the 1953 season. Several club owners expressed sympathy with Veeck's plight and intimated they wousa go along with him next time However, Del Webb, shows 33 earned in 108. Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies, whose 14 wins top the both circuits, is runner-up to Wilhelm in the National League earned run race. He has given up 55 earned tallies in 194 innings for 2.55. Milwaukee's Warren Spahn is third at 2.63. co-owner of the New York Yankees, hinted he may not be in favor of Baltimore as a site. "While I am in deep sympathy with Veeck," said Webb, "I don't think it would be good for the league to move to Baltimore. We have too much major league baseball in Eastern cities as it is now. Why clutter it up more? Suppose to Be National Game "Baseball is supposed to be our national game. Yet we have no representation in the West. I believe the time will come when we will have to move such clubs as St. Louis and Philadelphia to Los Angeles and San Francisco." "The Pacific Coast League is making a determined effort to become major. They advanced from triple A to open classification. I believe we ought to give it one more year to prove itself. If, at the end of that time, it has not reached major status, I think the people out there should be willing i to allow Los Angeles and Ban MATCH THIS WHISKEY VALUE-IF YOU CAN! ECHO SPRING KENTUCKY BOURBON gives you quality, age and value unsurpassed by any leading whiskey NOW 6 YEARS OLD at no increase in price ONLY $3.06 PINT M MOOF . ECHO mm DISTILLING wm, LOUISVILLE, HHIIICKT Is Slot Machine TV Baseball's Answer? By JOHN McCALLUM NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (AP) — While the bulk of today's fans get their baseball on the cuff, not a few competent observers feel the day is not far off when the gawker at home will be paying too. Television receipts don't compensate for loss in attendance, so now they're talking slot-machine baseball. Under the plan, you surrender, say a quarter into a coin t x attached to your television set, and onto the screen pop 18 burly athletes. Balk at feeding it and you get a picture resembling scrambled eggs. Would you gladly pay for baseball piped into your living room? This was asked of hearthside fans and thel. reactions were mixed. The majority favor the Idea, a few angrily denounce the suggestion. "I think it is an excellant idea if Francisco to become major league cities." Webb is convinced the Browns' problems are the league's problems, requiring drastic action. The majors beat down an attempt to cut the player limit from 25 to 23 men when Commisioner Ford Prick voted with the American League against a National League economy proposal. | the price Is rllgui," replied one man. ?d,-,eccchwisicuace "I m against it," snorted another. "I've paid enough for my set now." "I can't go to games as I used :o," explained on old timer. "I'd be willing to pay $5 for the season to watch games at night and Sundays over TV at home." Count me in, brother if It means we'll be rid of cigarette and beer comericials." , 'I've invested enough in my TV,, before I hang a meter on it, I'll move the whole thing out for the garbage collector." And what will you have? Meanwhile, the battle between Television and the horrible slump at the bucks office goes on. The Dodgers happily open their gates to television cameras, the Braves lock 'em out. "I wouldn't have anybody in the park if I let TV in," flatly asserts Owner Lou Perni of the Milwaukee club. Branch Eickey of the pirates solidly goes along Michigan State's new Big Ten faculty representative, Dean Edgar Harden, once played on an Iowa State Teachers baseball team which beat Michigan State, 5-4. Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PA gyiltmi ftr Sale or Runt PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE Blaylock's N. Hlfhw.j I] Fh. 3172 with that theory, stnously doubts that video makes new customers. 'Once they get the television habit, a great many fans will never return to the park," Pittsburgh's general manager is quoted as saying. "If television makes claiming, why don't Broadway productions televise their shows? "The only way you can see a Broadway show is to buy a ticket — and I cannot concede that baseball has, under the oft-used heading of "the public interest," any obligation to give away con- tinously at only a fraction of its real worth the only thing it has to sell." nickcy pninls out that four years ago organized baseball had 59 minor leagues operating in 448 cities in 46 states, drew more than 42 million. Today there are 38 minor leagues. Attendance was down to 26 million last trip. When is it going to stop? "Not until ther's a telecasting and broadcasting policy that is j Clares Rickey. "Radio has made major league fans out of minor league fans, and you can multiply this damage many times in considering TV's effects." What does he think of the slot- machine television idea? "It might work," he concedes. "It is conceviable that the sport j at some future date will be played I behind- closed gates for television and sales of the sponsors' products. "If baseball telecasting goes In that direction, baseball must then obtain an adequate distribution of such receipts among minor as well as major clubs. "Without the minor leagues, t;--.3ball cannot exist." RADIATOR WORK Boiled Out Repaired Flo Tested Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 Cl. Lake Ave. Pho. 6981 Why take less than a Packard-built car? YOUR REACTION to the new Packard CLIPPER is what we have tried to portray with the exclamation point and the car above. We hope it expresses the admiration you will feel when you see and drive this great new car. And remember—the CLIPPER'S advanced contour styling is one of the principal reasons why it's "the buy of the year" today —will be the "trade-in-value of'the year" EXTRAS AT NO EXTRA COSTi Lighter « Electric Clock • Foam Rubber in Front Seat Cushion • Horn Ring on Steering Wheel • Directional Signal Lights • Automatic Courtesy or Map Light • Automatic Glove Box Light • Dual Sun Visors • Robe Cord on Back ofFronfcSeat • Bumper Guards Front and Rear. later or MOTOR SALES COMPANY 217 West Walnut Street Blytheville, Ark. ATTENTION Mr. Jim Scott... A noted Fashion Authority and Special Representative of the Storrs-Schaefer Co., will be in our store all day Wednesday and Thursday July 15th and 16fh With a Special Exhibit of New Fall and Winter Fabrics In Made-to-Measure Suits. This is Your Personal Invitation to Stop In and See the Latest In Mens Style and Fabric. . HUGHES CO. "Where the Man Who Knows - Buys his C I o t h e s'

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