The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 21, 1953
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BLlTHEriLLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1958 Bums Improve Pitching Staff By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sporls Writer Some of the National League's best pitching magic must hate rubbed off on Cheerful Charlie Dressen at the All-Star After associating with the likes | seven games for Brooklyn since of Robin Roberts, Warren Spahn | the All-Star break. A Co Charlie has come home to | For the Pirates, Paul Lapalme Brooklyn and with a wave of the I picked up whore ha left off Sunday hand—the one he used to wag ] and pitched four more scoreless frantically at the bullpen—he's ' innings to win his fourth game, suddenly converted a staff of! The Cards had been at bat in ihe BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lott Pet. Q .8 Brooklyn .... 56 32 .636 — Milwaukee ..52 35 .598 J',4 Philadelphia 48 37 .565 6'/ a New York .. 46 38 .548 8 St. Louis 48 40 .545 8 Cincinnati ... 40 49 .449 16V Z Chicago 31 54 .365 23% Pittsburgh ..29 65 .309 30 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. G.B, sixth with one out when the Sun day curfew forced a halt. In the regular game Pittsburgh jumped off ahead wilh four runs in the first inning against Stu Miller but the Cprds soon caught up. Biiko homered with the bases empty in ihe fourth and with Manager Eddie Stanky .aboard in the ninth. Peanuts Lowrey drove in two runs with a triple in the .sixth inning. Cliff Chambers, second of four St. Louis pitchers, received credit for his first victory of the season. throwers Into a reasonably dangerous assortment of pitchers. Dressen stili has to be the master of the quick change, such as last night when Buss Meyer suddenly blew up in the ninth after shutting out Chicago on three hits for the first eight innings. But on tha whole he has been getting ' good pitching—good enough that lt'« going to be harder and harder to budge the Brooks from their first-place spot. Meyer and Jim Hughes combined to pitch the second Dodger fihutout in seven games, a five- hit 3-0 effort against the Cubs that stretched, the Brooklyn lend over the Idle Milwaukee Braves to 3!i games. Th« only other action yesterday was in Pittsburgh, where the Pirates preserved their lead In a auspended Sunday game to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 and then bowed In a regularly scheduled contest 9-4 as Steve Bilko broke a batting slump with two home runs and a pair of singles | po^'f^ia give°a"loHo(fay to^'^^fniT^Sl^ a P air ° f righthanded without being sc'ored upon since I Clirvers in his desperate fight the first four Cub batters reached with Birmingham's Orthodox first base. Eddie Miksis started It with a double. Dee Fondy walked. Ralph Kiner singled and Randy Jackson's Vols Clinging To League Lead By VERN'ON BUTLER Associated Press Sports Writer Nashville Manager Hugh New York .. Chicago — Boston Cleveland .. Washington 27 .603 — 34 .622 8 39 .571 lO'/a 38 .568 11 47 .478 19 Philadelphia 35 54 .393 26'/j St. Louis .... 33 59 .359 30 Delroit 28 60 .318 33 SOUTHERN' ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Nashville 58 42 .580 — Atlanta 52 45 .536 V, Birmingham ... 53 46 .535 4'/ 2 Memphis 53 47 .530 Little Rock 48 49 .484 9'/ a New Orleans ... 48 52 .480 10 Chattanooga ... 4G 56 .451 U Mobile 40 59 .404 17'/ 2 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 6-4 St. Louis 4-9 (first game finish of suspended game of Sunday) Brooklyn 3 Chicago 0 tOnly game? schedule) AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled sinking liner fell in front of right fielder Don Thompson. But now there were two men out. Miksis's double was legitimate. So was Fonay's walk. But Kiner's blow, a screaming knee-high drive toward center field, struck Miksis on the leg. The baserunner was out automatically, the ball was dead and the rules credit Kiner with a single. With Fondy on second and Kiner on first Dressen switched from Meyer to Hughes. Jackson looped one over the infield ihnt fell in short right for an apparent hit but Kiner held too long at first and was forced at second by Thomp- son'i throw. Thus two were out even though the first four batters hud reached first base. The Cubs made one last attempt to break the shutout as Joe Garagiola caught Hughes' Hist pitch »nd rifled it over the right field »creen—foul by less than . 10 feet. Then he hit to Gil Hodges at first base to end the game. The victory was the sixth in power. The Vols still own a 4|' 2 game lead in the Southern Association pennant drive, but Poland hardly could be blamed for wondering how his southpaw aces will fare these next two nights against the slugging of righthanded hitters Gus Triandos, Emll Tellinger, Hal Grote and Tommy O'Brien. Tony West and Dick Adnir, two Nflshvtller righthanders, failed last night to blunt the Baron attack. Trifindos drove in four runs with a home run and a single to lead the Barons to a 5-4 triumph. Other righthanded hitters raked West and Adnir for nine blows. Lefthander George Maier. who had won only one game for Birmingham previously, had belter success with the lefthanded Vol sluggers. He fanned nine and yielded only four hits to bring his season's mark lo 2-4. Atlanta fell to within one point of the third-phice Barons by dropping a 5-3 decision to Chnttnnooga. It was the Crackers' fourth straight setback. Memphis, New Orleans, Little Rock and Mobile—all washed out last night—will try agnin tonight, with Little Rock and Mobile scheduling a doubleheader. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 5, Atlanta 2 i Birmingham 5, Nashville 4 Memphis at New Orleans, ppd-wet grounds. Little Rock at Mobile, ppd-rain. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Philadelphia (2),— Spnhn (12-3) and Antonelli (8-8) vs Robert (15-6) and Simmons (8-6) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh.—Raf- fensbergcr (5-8) vs Waugh (0-1) Chicago at Brooklyn, —Hacker (5-13) vs Mlckens (0-0) St. Louis at New York, —Staley (12-4) vs Maglie (8-4) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland, —Sain (9-5) vs Lemon (12-8) Boston al Chicago, —Parnell (14-5) vs Trucks (11-4) Philadelphia at St. Louis, —Martin (5-8) or Fricano (4-6) vj Pillette (4-5) Washington at Delroit, —Porterfield (10-8) vs Gromek (3-4) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Allanta Nashville at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile (2) Memphis at New Orleans Arkansas Sportettes Great Golfers Are Made Not Born By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Keep trying, fellow duffers; there's still hope. I Byron Nelson, who certainly is qualified to speak: authoritatively on the subject, says great golfers aren't born; : The interest stirred up in the ' 1D53 Open by Nelson was a good i sample of what may be expected If i the Arkansas Professional Golfers Hardy's Down United Life 6-1 Brady's downed United Life 8-1 yesterday in the Y Bay Window League. Toubert xvas the winning pitcher wilh Garrqtt the losing hurler. Hardy's scored six runs out of eight hits and United Life made one run out of four hits. Bilko Drives Cards to Victory Bucs Win Suspended Contest 1 By The Associated Preil Steve Bilko, benched last week for hitting only once in 30 tries, exploded for a pair of home runs and two singles yesterday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at ForBes Field. The victory followed playing of the last three innings of the suspended second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Bucs taking a 6-4 decision in that one. The second Sunday game was halted by a Pennsylvania curfew law in the sixth Inning with Pittsburgh ahead by the same amount as at the finish. Bilko singled In the eighth Inning of the suspended game so he finished the day with five hits in six plate appearances. The split left the Redbirds in fifth place, 3 percentage points behind the fourth-rung New York Giants. Peanuts Lowrey, nlttlng for hurler Cliff Chambers in the sixth Inning of the regularly scheduled contest, tripled across two runs to ng the St. Louisans from behind with a 5-4 score. Pour more runs, three of them batted in by Bilko. 'Inished the scoring. Btlko's second homer of the day, n the ninth, was good for two runs and was his 12th of the season. The Cards had taken a one-run lead in the first frame, but the Pirates bunched four runs off starter Stu Miller in their part of .he first. Red Schoendlenst had to retire _n the third inning of the regular game suffering from the same torn muscle which sent him to St. Louis examination and treatment early this month. Mat Show Ends In Slugfest Fields and Welch Win Tag Match After splitting the two one-fall ireliminary matches, Lester Welch ,nd newcomer Don Fields finished strong last night to defeat Walter irois and Rube Wright in the tag atch feature of the American egion's wrestling bouts at Me- orlal Auditorium. The bout was on« of the roughest, staged here in many months nd it ended with nil four grap- lers, and Referee Don Form ', landing toe-to-toe in the center of he ring slugging It out. It took a sterling whirlwind fin- ,h for Welch and his young part- ,er to come through. Sirols and Wright bulled their way through le first fall with Wright putting ields awny after nine minutes with knee drops and a body pin. But Welch and Fields came flght- plan to expand the open matcrinl- j 'It takes a lot of teaching nnd a lot more practice for n man to be able to control that little white ball." he said at Texarkana last week before going out to win the Arkansas Open. JJIMH m cA^mm me ojjen maicnni- Nelson, who ranks with Ben \ izcs. The APG hopes to boost the Hogan, Bobby Jones and Walter | total purse from the $800 of this Hagen as history's "Big Four" of ' ' the fairways, wasn't a world beater in his early years. • Learned to Control Temper J. K. Wadley, Texarkana millionaire oil man and one ol Lord Byron's first boosters, recalls when Nelson took the Texarkana Country Club pro job 20 years ago. "Byron had a fondness for parts of the course other than the fairways," said Wadley. "He developed a habit of seeing if he could , throw a golf club farther than he hit the ball. "But, while in Texarkana, Byron married. He found that two couldn't live as cheaply as one nnd started staying in the fairways, In two ynars' time he won both the Masters and the U. S. Open championships." It's true, says Nelson, that" he used to throw his clubs when he made a bad shot, addin 'II I hadn't learned to control myself to a certain degree, I would never have learned to control a golf ball." Nelson's presence did much for the Arkansas Open by attracting huge galleries and widespread publicity. Hopes to Boast Purse Heretofore, this tourney has drawn small crowds of fans because the participants were home- state pros known more for their tbility to run a pro shop than for their golf shots and some of the state's better amateurs. If n fan wanted to see the amateurs, he Watched the Arkansas Amateur year to 55,000 through contributions ] and selling advertising for tourna- | ment programs. | If the effort is successful, irlany ! more of the nr.lion's big name poll- J ers will compete. They go where the money is. NLMoTSet Homer Mark Dodgers Lead With 116 Four-Masters NEW YORK I/PI — The National League, now a stronger hitting cir-i cuit than the American, is a good I bet to eclipse its all-time home, nin record this season. j With about three-fifths of the' campaign gone. National League batters have blasted out 705 homers. I At that rale, the year's tot.n! would reach 1.175. The existing mark is 1,100 set in 1S50. j The homer - conscious, Brooklyn Dodgers, \vho have walloped ten In their last 33 games, lend both' leagues In home runs with 116. The, Cincinnati Rcdlegs. who broke their | own mark of no last Sunday, are] second in the National with 115. ! The surging New York Giants are ! third with 101. .. . ! In the American League, where 515 homers have been hit to date its i record is 973, the Cleveland Indians are tops with 88. Then come the New York Yankees with 78, and St. Louis Browns, 10. i "FROSTY" The Smoother, Deliciously Different Soft lea Cream Try It at the RAZORBACK DRIVE-IN. Served to ycu In your car or come Into our air conditioned coffee shop. The only milk bar in Blytheville where you can be served In air conditioned comfort. Bring jour children Inside where It Is cool »nd comfortable. Take a Quart or Pint Home Have You Tried The Drink All JBlytheville Is Talking About? HIRES ROOT BEER Served From The "Wooden Keg" In Frosted Mugs Try Our Wonderful "Frosty" Sundaes ISc & 25c Fresh Strawberry Pineapple Chocolate Black Walnut Cherry Banana Splils 30c Fountain Coca Cola Brown Derby ... 1 Oc & 15c ^'^"K^ "Frosty" cones ,',c-10c-15c All kinds of sandwiches, "FROSTY" at the Razorback Drive-In FRY ON FLY—Shirley Fry Is best known as Doris Hart's winning doubles partner, but manages to reach the singles semi-finals of important major tournaments and is named on the United States Wlghtman Cup team. The Akron miss again will be on the American side against the British at the Westchester Country Club, Rye, N. Y., Aug. 1-2. (NEA> ing back lo lake the second round in 12 minutes with Welch pinning Sirois after a series of drop kicks. Things really started popping in the third and deciding fall. The four grapplers battled for 14 minutes and Wright pretty well had Fields on the way to a. pin. But Refree Forman tried to Intervene and he caught Wright's fist flush on the chin. Then the referee joined with Fields and Welch in an old fashioned fisticuff battle with Wright and Sirois. It all ended with Welch pinning Wright In 12 minutes. Haddi x Leading Rookies NEW YORK (AP) — Who are the top rookies in th« major leagues this season? Although the 1953 campaign still has more than two months to go, indications are that the annual awards will go to shortstop Harvey Kuenn of the Detroit Tigers in, the American League and pitcher Harvey Haddix of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National. Jockeys riding at Monmouth Park receive S50 for riding a winner and $20 for an unplaced mount. Kuenn, the bonus baby the Tigers plucked fresh from the University of Wisconsin campus, is batting a solid .311, seventh highest in the junior circuit. He also leads the league in hits with 118. In the field, Harvey's been more than adequate, making only 12 errors in 83 games Haddix, a 27-year-old southpaw, has won 11 games and dropped only three, pitching eight complete games, two of them shutouts. He and the veteran Gerry Staley have been the only dependables on the Cardinals' sagging mound corps. Kuenn's closest competition for first year honors in the American League come from Tom Umphlett, Boston Red Sox outfielder, and Billy Hunter, St. Louis Browns' shortstop. Tlmphlett Is Surprise Umphlett. who wasn't even listed ...T the Boxos' roster last spring, has been one of the more pleasant surprises for Manager Lou Boudreau. In 78 games he has hit for .301 average, with 18 doubles and 2 home runs among 86 hits. A center fielder, he has made Boston fans forget Dom DiMaggio. Hunter, obtained from the Dodder organization last winter, shows only a .237 batting mark but his fielding has been on the sensational side. In the National League, Jim Greengrass o; the Cincinnati Red- legs and Hay Jablonski and Rip Repulski of the St. Louis Cardinals also are going great guns in the'r first big league seasons. Greengrass who furnishes most of his club's right-hand power, Is hitting .306 with 14 home runs and 58 runs batted in. Jablonski, 26-year-old Ihird baseman, is at 289 with 3 homers and 63 EBIs Repulski, the Cards' best center fielder since Terry Moore, is hitting .304. Stanley Hurls No-Hitter For Juveniles Behind the no-hit pitching of Stanley, the Juveniles of the Pee Wee Baseball League levelled on the Bulldogs for a 7-2 win at Ninth Street Park yesterday. Scoring two runs in the opening Inning, on an error and a booming hit by Lambert, the Juveniles added two in the third and three in the fourth, as they garnered live hits off losing hurler Carson. The Bulldogs were held scoreless until the fourth when winning pitcher, Stanley, who struck out 11 batters hit a streak of wildness and walked five men to give the Bulldogs their two runs. George Wilson, outfielder for thg Minneapolis Millers in the Ameri:in Association, recently hit three home runs In three successive innings against Kansas City. The Innings were the sixth, seventh and eigth. Surging Power with a Single Purpose Turning Into traffic, you call on the surging reserv» of acceleration, surely, confidently. You are safely tun because you command tht Red Ram V-8 engine that set new official AAA pel- formanoe records. . When you choose a car for your family, you call on your good judgment to obtain every measure of safety. One safety factor you should certainly consider is the magnificent reserve of power that Dodge provides in the 140-h.p. Red Ram V-8 engine. This power is there when you need it! For passing, for turning into highway traffic, for crossing intersections. 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