The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 16, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 16, 1953
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EIGHT BtTTrTEYTLLE (ATtK.V COUKIRR HEWS THURSDAY, JULY IS, 1958 Holiday Over, Majors Play 11 Games Today BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 50 31 .617 — M«W»Uke« 48 33 .598 I'/j PhM»delphit .... 45 34 .570 4 St Louis ...... 46 36 .568 4 Ne» York 43 37 .538 6! ClnatnnaH 37 46 .446 14 Chicago 30 50 .375 19' Pittsburgh 37 61 .307 261 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet G Mew Tork 68 26 .683 Chicago 52 Cleveland 48 Boston 47 Washington 42 Philadelphia .... 34 St. Loui« 31 Detroit 27 .619 5 .578 8 1 / .547 11 .500 15 .400 23V .360 27 .321 30 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville .... Atlanta Memphis — Birmingham Little Rock .. New Orleans Chattanooga Mobile W I, Pet. GB 55 40 .579 — . 51 41 .554 2 1 50 46 .521 48 48 49 45 45 45 38 5 .516 6 .495 8 .474 10 .459 11 .404 16V4 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE No games AMERICAN LEAGUE No games SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 4, Birmingham 1 Little Rock 9, Memphis 8 Nashville 13, Chattanooga 1 New Orleans 6, Mobile 2 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Pittsburgh—Spahn (11-3) vs. Friend (3-8) St. Louis'at Brooklyn—Miller (44) vs. Roe (5-2) Chicago at New York—Hacker (S-121V5. Maglie (7-4) » Cincinnati at Philadelphia (2).— * Raffensberger (5-7) and Podbielnn (5-8) vs. Roberta (14-6) and Simmons (8-5i AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Chicago (2)—Shea (8-1) and Porterfield (10-8) vs. Dorish (6-3) and Consuegro (4-1). New York at St. Louis (2)—Ford (8-3) and Snin (9-4) vs. Pillette (4{) and Cain (4-3). Boston at Detroit—Parnell (12-5) TS. Oromek (3-3) Philadelphia at Cleveland—Kcll- Hogan Is Top Money Winner Leads After Playing Only 4 Tournaments CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Hogan, king of golf, still tops American pros in momy-win- ning although he has played in only four PGA-sponsored tournaments this year. CHICAGO (.«—Bon HoKnn. k of golf, still tops American pros in money-winning although he has played in only four PGA-sponsored .ournaments this year. PGA statistics released today redit newly-crowned British Open lhampion Hogan with 1953 earn- ngs ol $16.604. Although four tourneys have been played since his last domestic triumph, the U. S. Open June 11-13. Hogan's closest pursuer with $14,66 Is Lloyd Mangrurn. Also the leader in Vardon Trophy Competition with a 70.3l-stroke av- ;rage for his 16 rounds, Ben's ther triumphs on the PGA circuit /ere in the Colonial Invitational, he Pan American Open and the tasters. Third in. the current cash-col- eeting column is Doug Ford with 13,381. followed by Cary Middle- off with $13.231, and Dutch Harison with $12,473. Sam Snead with 600 2-3 points -ill is the leader in contention for lembershlp on the 10-man Ryder up team. However, the competi- on now is only for eight berths nee the PGA executive commit^e has automatically qualified the 953 and 1952 PGA championship inners, Walt Burkemo and Jim urnesa, as Ryder Cup members. By BE.V PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Major league ballplayers put away their fishing poles today after a midsummer All-Star holiday., As if to make up for lost time, the majors scheduled 11 games for today and tonight, with most of the action coming after dark. * Charlie Dressen awoke from his three-day dream during which he controlled the talents of such pitchers as Robin Roberts, Warren Spahn and Curt Simmons and resumed his daily agony of trying to find a winning assortment from among the throwers on his Brooklyn Dodgers, The Dodgers return to action with a game and a half lead In the too-close-for-comfort National League pennant chase, facing 1 St. Louis tonight in the first of a four- game series at home. Roc Against Cards Dressen, whose National League All-Stars came out on top at Cincinnati a. expected, decided to give Preacher Roe another chance to recover hip once-powerful wizardry over the Cards in the first game. Milwaukee's second - place Braves open their third Eastern invasion with a night game in Pittsburgh and the homer-happy Cincinnati Redlcgs visit Philadelphia for a twilight-night twin bill. The New York Gants, winner of seven straight before the Dodgers stopped them last Sunday, renew their battle for a first division spot in a night game against Chicago. Mantle Has Knee Injury The New York Yankees, who won every game on their last Western swing, open their third tour with a twi-night double-header against the lowly St. Louis Browns. Casey's biggest problem at the moment Is young Mickey Mantle, his All-Star center fielder, now reported suffering with water on the knee. From his Commerce, Okla., home Mantle reported he was •eady to play in all four games against the Browns. But the indications were that Stengel would rest him for a vital double-header n Chicago Sunday. The brash White Sox, who have moved Irom fifth place to a challenging second in a month, open their home stand with an all-daylight twin bill against Washington. Clevelnnds' third-place Indians play host to the Philadelphia Athletics in a night game. Fourth- place Boston begins its invasion with a night game in Detroit. HEATED UP It appeared Art Toklo would land on the crowd, but the ski-jumping champion alighted on an artificial strip of snow winning the annual Lake Placid, N.Y., event with 139.5 points in heat approaching 90 degrees. Osceola LL Plays Tyronza Tonight Tonight at 8:00 under the arcs! safeties In 63 trips to the platter .t Hale Field in Osceoia the Os-. Weldon also leads in the most cola Little Leaguers will battle j nin in in in the th thtt ht in n n 'yronza in an effort to keep their runs scored with 31 the leader easonal record in Northeast Aransas Little League play above 1e .500 mark. And the Osceola earn will be out to break a three game losing streak. With a 7-7 record thus far the Tribe has six games remaining be- er(7-7) vs. Wynn (9-01 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Atlanta Chattanooga at Nashville Mobile at New Orleans (Only Games Schedxiled) Chick Donaldson, 212-pound center of the West Virginia football team, c ouidn't make his high school squad. He weighed only 118 pounds then. Sports Roundup — Roland Says He's Improved By JACK HAND For Gayle Talbnt NEW YORK (AP) — Most, fighters who have been hit by Rocky Marciano don't want to talk about it. Roland La Starza is different. He wants more. In fact, Rollie thinks he has in the runs batted in department with 33, in the number one slot in stolen bases with 22 and the most doubles with 5. In the pitching department he has a 5-2 record. Mann, hitting a .333 clip is the second leading hitter on the team, followed by Adcock, .324; Jerry Weldon, .311; Jack Morse and Jerry Hill both with a .304 mark. Morse is the leader in the three base hit department with 4 free passes fore the season closes and tournament time roils around. If they can take five of these games and win against West Memphis and Parkin they will have a chance to win the pennant, otherwise they and Young leads in will. have to prove their taletns with 24. in the tournament which will be held at Wynne during the first Week in August. Probablo starters In tonight's tilt against Tyronza will be Ray Mann, Jr., catcher; Ed Weldon, pitcher; Jerry Hill, first base; Mark Weiss, second base; Logan Young, shortstop; Jack Morse, third base; Stan Saunders, left flel;d Jerry Weldon, centerfield; and Ray Adcock, right field. With the season two-thirds over the Tribe's leading hitter is Ed Weld6n who has a skyrocket average of .524, whacking out 33 Lions Club Tops Legion. For 7th Straight Victory The Lions Club used their old rivals, the American Legion, as a stepping stone to the joint leadership with the Shrine Club in the Little League by whipping them, 8-2, yesterday for their seventh straight loop win. Joe Bratcher, ace of the first half champions, outpitched both Doug Dorris and lefty Glynn Dale Howard to earn his seventh successive mound triumph of the 1953 season. The slim righthander yielded only three hits, all coming in the first two innings, fanned nine and didn't issue a base on balls. It marked the fifth game in seven starts, not counting the All- Star contest, that he has failed to hand out a free ticket. He was stingy against the stars, too. Annual Tennis Tournament Starts Monday been hit harder by another guy. "When Rocky knocked me down, | "He's got It in his mind I rolled over and got up on one knee," he said yesterday at the boxing commission, where he had signed for a title match with Marciano at the Polo Grounds Sept. 24. "When Gene Gosney hit me, things went black. I woke up i\l the count of three. And he dumped me twice In one round." LaStarza doesn't mean to be disrespectful of Marciano's punching power. Why get the guy mad when that he fought the guy once and bent him. He don't want to talk about anything else. He thinks he's a cinch. "Walcott? I don't know what happened yet He died on me the last day. After the fight he went to his room and I went to mine. I never saw him since, "He trained hnrd. Everything was fine the day before but the day of the fight he was dead. He never mentioned the fight. Maybe The annual "Y" open tennis tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 20 at the Walker Park courts, it was announced yesterday. To date, ten men, headed by champion Bob Blodgett, who won t for the first time in 1952. have registered to participate in the •rnament cither 1 ; already reg- stered are Dick Reid, Charles Ray l. Drane Ad-ms, Danny Cobb, Freddy Core, T. H. Carraway, Oakie Robb, Frank Harshman and J. L. Thompson. Drawing for position will take place Saturday, Blodgett and Thompson drawing the one and two seeded positions. Others who desire to register may do so by contacting J. P. Garrott at the "Y" or Bob Blodgett or J. L. Thomp- Legion Beats Marked Tree Pierce Hurls Win; Lum Leads Batters The Blytheville Y Junior American Legion team racked up another win yesterday over the Legion team of Marked Tree, 12-5. Joe Pierce was the winning pitcher although he was moved to the outfield after 5 innings, to allow Jackie Halstead a chance to hurl. Joe was leading 10 to 1 at the time of his removal. Tipton was the loosing pitcher. Sam Lum got batting honors with 4 out of 5. Bob Childress got 3 with Clarence Hall and Tommy Hatcher collecting 2 each in the 14 hit attack. •Young and Scot got 2hits each for Marked Tree- The juniors were scheduled to play Rector this afternoon at West Diamond on Ruddle Road. i With better defensive support Joe might have again shutout the Legion, as he did 5-0 in their first meeting. Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, who counted both runs in the first and sixth frames, was given life by the error route both times. The usually stable Lions Club inner defense turned in four errors with Larry Fitzgerald, normally quite a glove artist as well as a hitter, being charged with miscues on both his fielding chances. Bill Simmons at third and Jimmy Killett, keyston- er, committed fumbles on easy chances, Dorris Treated Roughly Dorris opened on the Legion firing line and was given a rough time during his three-inning stint. The Lions Club batted around in the first when they tallied three runs as many hits, aided by three base on balls. An outfield fly error contributed two more in the second, and a catching bobble enabled the sixth run in the third. He turned the hill over to Howard after walking Bratcher to start the fourth, nis seventh free ticket. Howard was greeted by a rousing triple by Simnons that accounted for a run. Another base on balls to start the fifth paved the way for the final ions Club score. Working very fast, but tremendous speed, Dorris fanned Danny Morris to open the game. Frank Alford beat out a slow tap to White at short Killett also went down swinging. Fitzgerald was passed. Bratcher came through with a bounder through the right side of the infield, scoring Alford. Simmons Was also passed and Jerry Hill racked up Fitzgerald and Bratcher with a solid smack down the right field line. Johnny Plunkett started things going for the Legion in the bottom half of the first, during which the Lions Club infield chipped in most graciously, by singling past Fitzgerald out into left field. He tried to stretch it but was out on a fine throw from Morris. Mike Boyd was a strikeout but Killett hobbled Rounsavall's bounder. Simmons followed suit with Howard's high hopper and Rounsavall was a marker. Simmons made up for his miscue by snaring White's hit-labeled drive. Bunch Drops First Dorris got Morris and Alford on Little League Standings W Lions Club 2 Shrine Club 2 Kiwanis 1 , 0 0 . 0 Rotary Club American Legion Jaycees L 0 0 0 1 2 2 PCT 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 son. Deadline for Saturday noon. registering is you're going to be in there with j he was still Ihinkins of that punch him next time out? He doesn't claim he can punch with the power of the Brockton Blockbuster. "I can punch faster, sharper and cleaner," he said. "Not as hard. But I don't expect to get hit. And I can hit hard too, maybe as hard as Rocky if I would up like he does." It's Not too Late It will have been 3'i years, to ' the day, since their first meeting. March 24, 1950, when Roland gets his rematch. He's sure it's not too late. "Sure I think I've improved," he said. "I'm heavier, stronger and I punch better. I guess Rocky has improved too. Maybe he has a little more poise, but he doesn't punch any harder and he doesn't box any bettei. I think 1 beat him last time and I'm sure I'll win. Downstairs, on the sidewalk In front of the Edison Hotel, Dan Floria was talking about the match. Dan trains La Starza. You may remember he also handled Jersey Joe Walcott for his two matches with Rocky. In fact, Dan li well on his way to Ray Acel's old title of "Meat Man" for he was in the other corner when Marciano flattened Joe Louis and Walcott twice and also a fellow named Joe Domonic. "This fellow )s altogether different from Walcott," said Florio. in Philadelphia. Who knows? "He was positive he was going to win the first one. I thought he was going to win the second too. until that last day When he makes up his mind that he can lick another fighter he's a great fighter. "He just went gloomy on me. In the dressing room before the fight it took him a half hour to take his street siloes off. He didn't say nothing to nobody. Who the hell knows what happened? "Maybe it takes a young fellow to beat Marciano, somebody that can move around. He's easy to hit but he's a tough fellow who keeps winging. He shouldn't touch another short, moving guy like himself." OWN YOUR HOME! Some Builders Build Just Houses, But We Have Built You a Home! THREE beautiful Brick homes to choose from. Built of the very best materials throughout. Large Lifetime Geneva kitchens. Forced Air Central heating systems. Partially Air Conditioned. Tiled Baths, equipped with American Standard colored fixtures. Insulated walls and ceilings. These houses have 2 bedrooms and den or can be used conveniently as 3 bedrooms. Car ports or attached garage. 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Both moved up on a wild pitch and romped home as Don Bunch dropped Bratcher's towering fly, his first error of the year. Some over-zealous base running hurt the Legion cause in the second. Bobby Peek singled to center and tore out for third as Dorris smacked one bagger almost to the same spot. .Peek, however, neglected to touch second enroute to the hot corner and perished. That rally died a natural death as Bunch fanned and Bratcher heaved out Wayne Lovelace. After that foray the Legions had little to cheer about as Bratcher set down the next 11 batters in order, six on strikes. Jerry Hill led off the third with a three bagger to right field, receiving a boost from the strong wind blowing in from the outfield. His drive carried beyond Plunkett as it was carried in the draft. He was safe at home in his attempt to stretch it into a run when Rounsavall dropped the fine relay from Howard. When Howard walked Bratcher to start the Fourth Coach Ott Mullins decided he had enough and had him change places with Howard at first. Simmons slashed Glynn Dale's second pitch down the rightfield foul line for a triple, easily scoring Bratcher. Bill was trapped at the plate when Hill's attempted squeeze was dumped directly in front of the plate. It was an easy matter for Rounsavall to turn the bunt into an out. Lions Parlay Pass The Lions Club parlayed a walk to Alford, Fitzgerald's second sharp ngle to center, and Bratcher's infield out, Boyd to Dorris, for their last run in the fifth. The Legions made a final desperate scoring bid in their last turn at the plate. Boyd fanned but Bounsa- vall was safe at first when Fitzgerald threw his easy bounder into the dirt and it eluded Jess Raspberry. Roun- savall pulled up at second. He advanced to thiru on a wild pitch and scooted in wnne Raspberry Held on to the ball after making an infield catch on Howard's pop fly. Jess nearly collided with Killett, account- Ing for lapse long enough for the alert Rounsavall to score. The box score: LIONS CLUB AB H PO A Morris, If 4 1 0 1 Hollifield, If 0 0 0 0 Alford, if 2 1 0 0 Mathis, rf 0 0 0 0 Killett, 2b 2 0 ,2 1 Fitzgerald, ss 3 2 1 0 gratcher. p 3 1 0 2 Simmons, 3b 3 1 1 1 Hill, cf 3 2 0 1 Seay, cf 0 0 0 0 Raspberry, Ib 3 • 0 5 0 Nelson, c 4 0 9 0 27 8 18 AMERICAN LEGION AB II TO Plunkett, rf 3 1 0 Boyd, 2b 3 0 3 Rounsavall, c 3 Howard, Ib-p 3 White, ss 3 Peek, cf 2 Dorris, p-lb 2 Bunch, If Lovelace, 3b 23 3 18 6 Score by innings: Lions Club 321 110—8 Legion 100 001—2 Summary: Errors — Killett, Fitzgerald 2, Simmons, Rounsavall, Bunch. Runs — Alford 2, Killett, Fitzgerald 2, Bratcher 2, Hill, Rounsavall 2. Runs batted in — Bratcher 2, Simmons, Hill 2, Howard. Three base hits — Hill, Simmons. Hit by pitcher — Hill (Howard). Base on balls — off Dorris 7. Howard 1. Strikeouts — Bratcher 9; Dorris 6, Howard 2. 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