The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1953 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 22, 1953
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?AT, TOLY a, 1999 'fAWK.T TOOTHER HJEWS 'billies May iill Surprise "' By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sports Writer The team that wins the National League pennant this |r ought to give its members little lawnmowers to remind a of why the Philadelphia Phillies didn't win. The Phillies, might still pull the big surprise, but it ' more unlikely by the day, particularly the days when |'t Simmons pitches and loses. Ihis looked like a great year for Imons. During the first month |he season he and Robin Rob- formed the most feared left- It pitching combination in the lors. |ut one sunny day in early June, decided to cut some grass J he ran his power mower over (left foot. Part of his big toe J to be amputated. He was side- Id a full month, le's been back In action 1\n |ks now, but not with anything his early success. In four |'ts he has won just once. Phillies Behind last night the Phillies threw perts and Simmons at the Mil- jikee Braves. Roberts won his i game with ease 10-0, but Sims didn't make it, giving up runs and eight hits in six ngs. The final score was 7-3. instead of gaining ground, J Phils still are seven games out first place and three behind the to'berts fanned six, scattered en hits and drove in two runs Ihe first game. Walker Cooper's >e-run homer, his first of the (son, was the big blow off Sim- whose record now is 8-7. |oth the Phils and the Braves half a game to the pace-set- I Brooklyn Dodgers, who tram- Chicago 15 - 4. St. Louis tpped New York 10-6 and frame they've had in a month. Two of the Uiiies came on a home run by Stan Musial. Rip Repulski contributed a three-year homer in the fourth. Boudreau Optimistic About Bosox Not Convinced Yonks Hove Flog Cinched By TOM BRANAGAN CHICAGO (AP) — Lou Boudreau of the Boston Red Sox, like Chicago's Paul Richards and Cleveland's Al Lopez, isn't convinced the New York Yankees have cinched the American League pennant. PAGE ELEVEN Matter of fact, Boudreau thinks bed back into first division at j his own youngsters have a chance expense of the Giants. Cin- | —"now that they've settled down." "I figure wt'll be in it the rest of the way," said the onetime boy wonder of the Cleveland Indians after last night's Boston-Chicago nati defeated Pittsburgh 7-2. I'he Cleveland Indians finally It the New York Yankee's in Ireland 8-3 with Bob Lemon win- his Uth game. Detroit shaded Ishington 8-7 in 10 innings. Rain hed out night igames in Chi- NICE CACHE—Not being named for the All-Star Game •was quite all right with Carl Erskine, left, and Preacher Roe. They made nice catches at lake near Newburgh, N.Y. (NEA)' Young Jockey Resumes C OCEANPORT, N. J. UP] — Apprentice Al Tryon was welcomed back to Monmouth Park after serving for a couple of years in military service. Tryon displayed good form during the spring meetings White Sox game was rained out. "I say it's a four-team race- New York, Chicago, Cleveland and •o between the White Sox and | Boston—and it doesn't matter how §5ton and in. St. Louis between Browns and Philadelphia. Cleveland's vctory, a 13-ht as- lit on three New York pitchers, 1 the Yankees' lead over Chicago games and moved the Inns bock into third place, 10 back Kl Rosen, who makes a specialty Ifirst-inning home runs, put the |lians in front with a two-run ,st off Johnny Sain. Vashington appeared to have its won against Detroit at least tee only to have the Tigers come pk, first to tie, and then to win ! Don Lund's two-run double in 10th. Mickey Vernon put the |iators ahead with a three-run, ner in the ninth but Matt Batts f?ned things for Detroit with a h-inning homer. [The Cubs used six pitchers in a |ile attempt to silence the Dodg- bats but only ancient Dutch |onard met with any success. He ched three scoreless innings, lainst the other five, including frier and loser Warren Hacker, ; Dodgers piled up 1 Sruhs. phe Cardinals scored four runs Sal Maglie in the first inning I New York the biggest opening many games New York leads the league right now." Yesterday Lopez, the Indians manager, said his club still has a chance. The Indians backed him with an 8-3 licking of the New Yorkers, giving the Indians ft 2- percentage-point edge for third place over Boston. Richards is sure his White Sox are sound, despite a double-header loss to the Yankees Sunday, and that they'll ktep going—strong. Richards said the only question is just how long the Yanks can Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PA Systems (or Sale or Rnnt PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE "Bloyiock's N. Hiffhwaj 61 Ph. 3172 keep going. Boudreau seemed to agree with this theory. "After all," he said, "club for club the Wnite Sox are ahead, aren't they? (They've beaten the Yanks seven times, lost to the Ve\v Yorkers six.) Somebody else is just going to have to start beat- .ng New York, that's all." Boudreau didn't guarantee his :eam would be the one to do it, but he feels the Red Sox right now are solid. "Naturally. I don't say we can continue playing the kind of ball ve've been playing lately," he said. 'We've won 9 of our last 10 games. That's pretty hot. "Actually, 1 should be satisfied with a first division finish considering how young most of our boys are. But right now I don't feel like conceding anything to anybody." Fielders Need Bicycles Behind Dodger Pitching Says Furillo , By JOHN McCALLUM NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — {NEA — Carl Anthony Furillo gives you a good idea of what it's like playing behind the Brooklyn pitchers. "Gotta be on your bicycle all the time," laments The Arm who patrols right field lor the Dodgers. "It's not exactly the soundest staff I've seen." under a ton of meaningless words, do.' Nor is he hesitant to show his feelings. Carl Furillo Not a few go along with Carl Furillo, generally a silent soul regarding his playmates. The statistics more than substantiate the slugging Italian's beef. In the first 82 games, D o d g er hurlers completed a paltry 24. Billy Loes was heading the pacS with an n-5 rec ord yet finished but seven of 17 starts. Carl Ersklne, 7-4, was next with six completions. The combined corps had made a total of 204 appearances. "Still we've managed to cling to first place," stresses Furillo. "Which should be some kind of testimony for the great job of managing Chuck Dressen has turned in. He's been getting the most mileage out of the slimmest pitching staff Imaginable. Jackie Robinson says our pitching ain't bad, points out that only one man is under the .500 mark in the win-loss column. True, but what'd they do if our bats weren't hot? * * * "OUR BATTING HAS had to do about it all and it might not be enough. Six guys on the club are batting over .300—myself, Cox, Robinson, Snider, Hodges and Campanella—but still there are days when we get our brains splattered around. 'It's a helpless feeling standing out there in right field wailing for the other side to poke holes through the fences." Furillo doesn't hide the problem "Sure, It burns me up," he snaps. "I've got to make a living like any- "So he goes out there, forgets everything he was told, and gets his head knocked off. Tell him to keep the ball away from Musial, and he body else. Naturally, 'm concerned | gets panicky and comes in with it- about the pitching. "There are a couple of kids on this club who won't listen "I have read stories about Cy Young and how he used to sit on the bench and. study opposing batters. He learned about their weak points that way. "You seldom see our kids do that. Why, they don't even come around to us older fellows and ask questions. * • * "VFE GO OVER rival batters with 'em in clubhouse meetings. We discuss how they should pitch to vari- "You won't find old pros . like Spahn. Surkont. Roberts and Maglie, to nnme a few, buckling under pressure." Everybody talks about the lamentable state of the Brooks' pitching, but no one seems to be doing anything about it. "Kee-rect," agrees Purillo. "ou'd think the front office would get us a couple of established pitchers, but obviously they won't spend the money. "II takes more than hitting to win pennants. "There's much to what they say being 75 per cent of ous batters. Before going on the i about pitchini field, I asked one of the ktds, 'Any I baseball." questions? Do you know how to In the mcantime . thc shutUe 5VS - pitcn to this guy?' (em uct , vmi thc moun d and Dodger ' 'Yee,' he said, 'I know what to bull pen goes on. Osceo/o Home Oil Battles Luxora for 3rd Place tonight Luxora Tigers will battle it out Home_ Oil of Osceola and thetonlght In the first game of a doubleheader at Hale Field In Osceola for the third place slot in the South Missoo Softball League. Through Monday night's games the Tigers are In possession of third place with a 5-6 record, and the Oilers are one-half game off pace with a 5-7 record. Game time will be at T.30. In the second game of the double feature the Tigers will play the Osceola. Foods nine for a Bucceroni To Meet Harrison In Bout Tonight CHICAGO (AP) — Dan Bucceroni. tonight meets Tommy Harrison in a 10-round heavyweight bout at Chicago Stadium that-both fighters hoped would be a stepping stone to a championship match. Bucceroni, of Philadelphia, has ranked No. 5 in heavyweight ranks. Harrison ,of Los Angeles, has won 20 fights, lost 7 and.had one draw. He is ranked No- 6. The bout will start at 9 p.m., EST, and will be televised nationally by CBS. Bucceroni, a 2-1 favorite, has fought two matches with Holand La Starza, Champion Rocky Mar- clano's opponent in September- Bucceroni won one and lost one. He also was defeated by Dick Wagner and Bob Murphy. The winner tonight probably will be rematched with Bob Satterfield of Chicago, who scored a first-round knockout of Bob Baker in the last stadium show. makeup date two weeks ago when their game was rained out. At the three quarter post the Wilson Bulldogs still lead the pack with an 11-1 mark, followed by Grider who has a 10-3 record. In fifth place are the Osceola Foods- men who have posted a 1-5 mark, and Reiser is still in the cellar, although they won their first game of the campaign against Osceola Poods. Reiser's record is now 1-11, in Maryland and continued to gain in popularity at Delaware Park where he won nine races. Al's father, also Al Trypn, was a Jockey and rode until he was 41 years old. The elder Tryon's career came to an abrupt halt after a bad spill during a morning workout. Hold back your speed hold on to your life ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY f^rompt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. u 10 p.m. with Delivery to 1 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. NATURAL GAS Heatlnf and appliances. Install them now. Start your payments Ihis fall. Phone 4552 for estimate. E. C. ROBINSON Lumber Co. • Puppies • • parakeets • • Kittens • • Canaries • • Tropical Fish • -All Pet Supplies — The PET SHOP Mrs. N. O. Jerome 133 S. Division Ph. 807J Have yourself CING NIGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile —SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun for All! GOOD FOOD At Al) (lour OD -^ » ^ SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDltlONiD MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERTS CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! 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