The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 17, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 17, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY IT, 1953 New Song for Yanks On Current Road Trip By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer It didn't take the New York Yankees long that this Western trip is going to be dif- ferent 'Only a month ago the league leaders blazed though St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit on an all-victorious tour of 14 games.. This time they got stopped before they got started. The Yankees virtually Invented I now trail by four, the home run and (he lowly St. | Rosen Gets Grand Slam Louis Browns made them mighty sorry for it in the opening game of a twilight-night twin bill. The Browns pounded three in a row out of the park In the first inning— tieing the major league record- end added two more later in the contest for an 8-6 victory. The defeat was the first of the year for the Yankees in St. Louis and although they rallied to take the nightcap 1-3 they lost a lull game of their first place margin to the hustling Chicago White Sox. double winners over Washington. The Sox won the first game in 10 Innings 6-5 find the second 5-4 over the regulation distance. Billy Pierce, pitching in relief for only the second time this season, drove home the deciding run with n single in the first game for his 11th victory. A pinch hit home run by Eddie Stewart made the difference in the second. The Sox The two other first division American League teams also triumphed. Cleveland beat Philadelphia 5-3 on Al Rosen's grand slam home run and Boston nipped D".- Iroit 3-2 with Mel Parnell winning his 13th game, tops in the circuit. Brooklyn increased its National League lead to J'i games by touncing St. Louis, 9-2, while second place Milwaukee was losing to Pittsburgh, 5-2 Philadelphia won a couple of squeakers from Cin- |cinnati. 3-1 and 3-2. And the New j York Giants, who had won eight !in a row before the Dodgers stopped them in the final game before the All-star break, resumed their winning habits with a 10-3 decision over Chicago. Home runs were a big item in almost every game. Out of 11 con- BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 51 31 .622 Milwaukee 49 34 .590 214 Philadelphia .... 47 34 .580 314 St Louis 48 36 .561 5 New York 44 37 .543 }', Cincinnati 37 48 .435 15'i Chicago 30 51 .370 20>i Pittsburgh 28 61 .315 26 Vi AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 37 New York Chicago Cleveland Boston Washington .... Philadelphia ... St. Louis Detroit SOUTHERN Nashville Atlanta Memphis Birmingham .. Little Rock ... New Orleans ... Chattanooga 57 54 49 48 42 34 32 27 .613 .628 4 .583 8 .552 10| .488 16 .385 24 .364 27 .318,30!'; ASSOCIATION W I. Pot. GB 65 V--. .521 51i .616 6 .495 8 .474 10',: .459 II 1 : 40 .579 . 51 41 .554 50 46 4!) 46 . 45 46 45 51 45 53 May Drop College For '56 Olympics Winter Season Brings Problems To U. S. Players COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U. S. college athletes who want to compete in the 1956 Olympics in Australia may find it best to drop out of school for a semester while they make the trip to the na- lian "down under." tests In the two leagues the only one without a homer was the Milwaukee-Pittsburgh affair. The total production was 24 of which 15 were in the American League. In addition to tieing the 3-in-an- inning record the Browns equalled the major league mark of 17 homers in 5 consecutive games. It was the first time this mark had been tied since it was set by the Yankees of 1940. Washington forced the White Sox to come from behind for both of their victories. A double by Mike Garcia and of walks set the stag efor BB A double by Mike Garcia and a pair of walks set the stage for Rosen's grand slam at Cleveland. The blast broke up a scoreless duel between Garcia and Marion Bernier playing the starring role. He drove In two runs and scored a third by stealing home. Johnny Antoneili was the loser against Bob Friend. The Dodgers struck quickly and decisively against the Cardinals. With one out they loaded the bases in the first inning and Oil Hodges drilled a Stu Miller pitch high and far for the Dodgers' first grand slam home run of the year. Hodges and Duke Snider hit two more home runs later In the game as Preacher Roe scored his sixth victory. Buc« Finally Win Pittsburgh broke a 10 game losing streak with a rookie Carlos Pricano, the A's rookie. Robin Roberts won his 15th game of the year in the opener against Cincinnati although he gave up 10 hits to only 3 by loser Bud Podblelan. The Cincinnati righthander retired the first 20 men he faced but the Phillies bunched a walk, two singles and a double by Smoky urgess to score three runs in the seventh inning. Granny hamner drove in two tallies with a home run in the eighth inning of the nightcap as the Phillies ran their winning streak to seven games. Hank Sauer homered with two on for Chicago in the first Inning at New York but from then on the Giants were in complete cort- Mobile 89 56 .404 16 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 9, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2 Philadelphia 3-3. Cincinnati 1-2 New York 10. Chicaog 3 in lhe| f r ame w (th home run of the ^commis-! whitey Lockman, Al Don Mueller. help from Dark and The problem of collegians competing in the Olympics which will take place during November and December — summer in Melbourne ^ — received a through study today j m and. Sal Maglle won his eighth nt the annual meeting Brondmoor Holol sinners of the 10 major college conferences. Most recent Olympics—with the mer months and posed no aca- exception of the winter sports events—have hern held in the sum- riemic problems for collegians, cr months nnd poseci no nca- Kennelh L. Wilson, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, said the conference will "do all we cnn to assure collegiate participation AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 6-5, Washington 5-4 (1 game 10 innings) St. Louis 8-3, New York 6-1 Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 3 Boston 3, Detroit 2 in the Olympics. After all, the college men are the backbone of the Olympic teams." Wilson is also vice president of the U. S. Olym- st pic association. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile 7, New Orleans 2 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee nt Pittsburgh—Lidrile (3-4) vs Hall (3-6) St. Louis at rooklyn (12-4) and Mizell (8-3) vs Erskine (1-4) and Podres (4-2) Cincinnati at Philadelphia—Perkowski (6-7) vs Konstanty (10-5) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Chicago—Marrero (5-3) vs Trucks (10-4) New York at St. Louis—Schallock (0-0) vs Littlefield (-1-7) Boston at Detroit—Brown (8-2) vs Gray (4-10) Philadelphia at Cleveland— Shantz i.M-6) Vs Lemon (11-8) Winler Here — Summer There Asa Busline.., commissioner of the Eastern Intercollegiate Association and secretary of the Olympic Association, said the "problem of Olympics will be a real one because of the difference in seasons." Bushnelt said "many of the athletes mny elect to postpone their graduation a half year In order to compete In the Olympics." The biggest difficulty may confront football players who want, to I compete in Olympic sports. They (2) Sfaley I would have to give up the gridiron sport while they prepared for the Olympics. There are scholastic problems, too. if nu athlete tries to maintain hi: academic status while on the trip to Australia he'll have to devote lot if time pouring over books. And in doing that, he's missing valuable experiences available on a fureign (rip. Judy Johnston, who holds a \ trainer's license, is one of several j women who gallop horses each ) morning during the workout hours ' at Momouth Park. NATURAL GAS Heating arid appliances. Install them now. Start your payments this fall. Phone 4552 for estimate. E. C. ROBINSON Lumber Co. Friday and every Sunday! Blytheville Speed Bowl —Walker Park Time Trials - - - 7:30 p.m. Races Start- - - 8:00 p.m. New Low Admission Price Adults -75c Children-35c THRILLS GALORE! HACKBR OP THE CUBS 16 0/V5 PITCHER WMO HAS A BI&HT TO &IH& THE BLU£$...< WHILE EAKKED RUN AVERAGE If CLOSE TO THE 0E5T7 Hi* WOK-LOST MARK. AT TH£ OTHER EXTREME Indestructible Enos — 'You Gotta Love It' NEW YORK (AP) — If Enos Slaughter, the old Cardinal indestructible, had to give a formula for staying young in baseball, he would start off with this recept: NEW YORK W—If Enos Slaughter, the old Cardinal indestructible, had to give a formula for staying young in baseball, he would start off with this recept: "You gotta love It. Never lose your enthusiasm. Play every minute like it was the last out of the World Series." This unquestionably has been the code of the balding, 37-year-old one-time country boy from Roxboro, N. C., who is completing his 19th year in professional ball and his 16th with the St. Louis Cardinals — excluding three years in service. He has outlasted five Cardinal He is the game's greatest competitor, they say. since Ty Cobb and many baseball men rate him with Ted Williams and Stan Musial as one of the outstanding perforJh- ers of the era. Gusts nt a Rookie Enos—or "Country," as old Burt Shotton dubbed him years ago at Columbus — still plays the game with the gusto of a rookie. He's te first man on the field for practice and the last one off. "He runs to and from his outfield position between innings as if he were trying to beat out a bunt. He's always hustling. Slaughter played in his tenth All Browns Tie Distance Hit Records Cards Drop Fifth Straight To Brooklyn By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Jim Tugerson Quits Fight ToPlayinCSL HOT SPRINGS, Ark. W)—A fire- balling Negro pitcher, who has compiled a 20-7 record for Knoxville in Class D Mountain States League, has given up for this season his fight to play in the Cotton States League. James Tugerson said yesterday that attempting to play with Hot springs in the class c circuit would I American baseball team League pitchers be a -waste of time to me. it would j American Legion baseball are probably wondering just huH my record."^ « u ^j team added th er victim to son would be returned to Knoxville J Tts __^ rln J y 65 , 1 ^,^", to avoid having the Negro suspend- what has happened to the St. Louis Browns. The club that's mired in seventh place has uncorked 17 home runs in the last six games and in the process tied two long distance hitting cords. Those records went into the books last night while the Brownies were splitting a twinight doubleheader with the frontrunning New York Yankees, winning the first game 8-6, and dropping the nightcap, 7-3. Clint Courtney, Dick Kryhoskl and Jirn Dyck backed up homers in the opener to tie a record of consecutive home runs held by quite a few other clubs, Bobby Blytheville Legion Tops Rector 10-5 Childress, Wagner Lead 14-Hit Attack The Blytheville T Junior ed "if he plays with the Hot Springs Baseball Club." Tugerson has a $50.000 civil rights suit pending against the Cotton re-1 States League. He has charged the j league with conspiring to prevent his .playing in the loop because he is a Negro. Larsen Upset In Tennis Tourney CHICAGO Iff)— Grant Golden of Wilmette, 111., upset winner over defending champion Art Larsen, will try to continue as giant killer Young and Vic Wertz added other : of tne "National Clay Courts Tennis homers in the first game to give Tounla ment today in a semi-final the Brownies 17 in the last five match against Hamilton Richard- games and a tie with a record shared by the 194Q Yanks. Only Yogi Berra of the Yanks hit for the distance in the night c:.p which the New Yorkers won largely on the strength of Whitey Ford's sevenhit pitching. The Yanks took the lead to stay in the second game in the fourth inning when they scored three runs on two triples, a walk and one error. Brooklyn Wins The Cardinals dropped their fifth straight at Ebbets Field to Brooklyn, 92, as Gil Hodges hit a pair of homers—one with the bases son, Baton Rouge, La. Golden, a former Northwestern University star and seeded No. 8 for the week-long Clay Courts meet, scored the first major upset yester- rlav by ousting southpaw Larsen, second seeded, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Dancer, Jamie K. Renew Rivalry managers — Eddie Stanky is his j Star game last Tuesday at Cincin- slxth—and two owners. null and was the Individual stand- loaded. Duke Snider also hit a homer for the Dodgers in their 11-hit attack on four Cardinal hurlers. Stu Mil ler, Redbird starter, was the vie tim of Hodges' grand slam homer. Preacher Roe went the distance or the Bums and held the Cardinals to eight hits. CHICAGO W)— Native Dancer and his shadow. Jamie K., will renew their rivalry, one of trie greatest in horse racing, at Arlington Park tomorrow in the richest mile ever run by 3-year-olds. The two thoroughbreds head a probable field of nine for the $155.000 Arlington Classic, baited with a first prize of approximately $100,000. Second is worth 330,000 with S15.000 and $10,000 for the next two places. George Holt ana Bill Willtrout. halfbacks on West Virginia University's 1949 football team, are now baseball teammates at Burlington-Graham, N. C., in, the Class B. Carolina League. out in the National League's 5-1 victory. He slapped out two hits, scored two runs, batted in one and made the day's most sparkling de fensive play — a diving catch of Harvey Kuenn's pinchhit blow in the sixth inning. Promising Young Driver BUFFALO W)—One of harness racing's most promising young drivers IE Bud Gilmour, 20-year old Canadian who grew up near the Port Erie running track in Ontario but never had the urge to go with the thoroughbreds. Gilmour recently \von seven races in two nights at [giving up nine hits, the Buffalo Raceway here. Childs gave up eight. Jimmy Fisher S ]Un -' 0rS P ° U " ed out a 10-5 verdict over the Rector legion team behind eight-hurling of Thomas Griffin. The local juniors had to come back from a three-run deficit in the first inning as Rector jumped on Griffin with four hits and one walk to produce three runs in the opener. Blytheville was up to the task however as four hits, three walks nnd a sacrifice netted five runs and a permanent lead for the legion in the bottom half of the first. Three more hits in the fourth added another run, and successive doubles by Bob Childress and Tommy Hatcher counted two more for Blytheville in the sixth frame. Single tellies for insurance were picked up in the seventh and eighth. Bob Childress and Dean Wagner led Blytheville's booming 14-hit attack on three Rector pitchers. -Red" banged out three for four, including two slashing doubles, while Wagner hit safely three times in live tries, also including two doubles. Hatcher and Griffin got two hits apiece. C. Stewart and Milburn led the Rector attack with two safeties Next game for-Blytheville Juniors will be against Marked Tree Monday night at Manila. Hardy's Edge Mead's in BW Softball Hardy's continued their •winning ways in Bay Window Softball play yesterday, edging Mead's Clothiers 6-5 by virtue of a final Inning run on Gracey's single and H. Hardy's run-scoring double. Both teams scored three runs in the second. Hardy's took a two- run lead in the third on two singles and a triple by Bean. Mead's fought back In the fifth to tie the count with two runs on three singles, to set the stage for Hardy's game-winning blow, Tolbert was the winning hurler while lose? Nothing Like It for BEAOY! PERFORMANCE! VALUE! Dollar for Dollar you cant beat a mtiac CKVEBAI, MOTORS LOWEST PRICED EIGHT It's very easy to see why Pontiac stands alone In its ability to match features and quality with the finest cars—yet at a price so low that it's within the means of any new-car buyer. First—look at its beauty. Pontiac's distinctive styling is instantly recognized and universally admired. Next—check Pontiac's performance by driving it yourself. You'll learn that under the hood there's more power than you'll ever likely need. You'll find that Pontiac Is easy to handle, that it takes the roughest going in stride with amazing road-hugging comfort. Rut Pontiac's final proof of value is in Its unsurpassed reputation for long life, dependability and economy of operation. Why not come In and spend a few minutes getting the entire Pontiac story? That's all it will take to make you a Pontiac owner. NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC. 5th & Walnut Blytheville, Ark.

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