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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY «8, 1958 Big Switch: AL Race Tighter Than National Bf BEN PHLEGAR AP Sport* Writer When the "break up" boys take a look at today's major league standings they ma> want to consider switching leagues. Instead of crying "Break up the Yankees" as they have for years, they might find it more appropriate to start chanting "Break up the Dodgers." Today, for the first time since scattered four hits and let only , Athletics, last year's most valuable May 17, the American League has a closer pennant race than does ttio National League. Brooklyn's steadily moving Dodgers lead Milwaukee by 5'/l one runner get as far as second. I player in the loop, won his firsi Mel Parnell, ace of the Boston staff, hurled one of his best games too, but one hit, a triple by Chico Carrasquel to open the fifth inning, games The New York Yankees | ruined him. Chico hung on third 'while Trucks grounded out but he scampered home when Nellie Fox lofted a long fly to center field. The only other American League action was in St. Louis, where Bobby Shnntz of the Philadelphia own only a 4'i-game bulge ove Chicago. The Dodgers took a big strid forward last night by outclassin Chicago in a double-header 9-3 an 11-1 as Milwaukee bowed to Phila delphia 6-3. .The Yankees frittered away : full game of their lead by losini to Cleveland 6-4 for the secon. straight night after the White So: shaded Boston 1-0. The Dodgers have won 10 o their last 11 games with the slngl« misadventure coming against Gin cinnati Sunday. The Yankees on the other hanc have had their ups and downs re cently, reaching their high poin With two brilliant victories over Chicago Sunday and then falling off immediately against Cleveland Bums Get Pitching Brooklyn combined excellenl pitching, usually a rarity in Ebbets Field, with Its normally heavy hitting to humiliate the hapless Cubs. Johnny Podres, a rookie left- hander, struck out 10 and gave up six hits in his second complete major league game. Veteran Carl Erskine allowed only four hits and also struck out 10 In the nightcap. The Dodgers combed Chicago pitching for 24 hits including two home runs by Gil Hodges, who drove in seven tallies. At Philadelphia the Phillies Jumped on Warren Spahn for four runs in the first Inning and the Braves couldn't catch up. The opening attack featured a two-run homer by Granny Hamner. It was Spahn's fourth loss against 12 victories. The Yankees tried to win It early In Cleveland but their pitchers didn't have staying power. The Indians trailed by three runs after three innings. Then they got to Whitey Ford for a pair in the fourth on a home run by Joe Tipton and took the lead in the fifth on a homer by Dale Mitchell and doubles by Al Eosen and Larry Doby. Chico Ruins Mel's Bid But the story at Chicago was almost all pitching as Virgil Trucks game since May 3, a five-hitter over the Browns 11-1. In the National league the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals swapped positions again when tha Giants edged the Cards 6-5 The victory moved New York back into fourth place. Pittsburgh tlefeated Clncinnat 3-2 with Cal Abrams hitting two home runs for the Pirates. Guard, Williams Reach CC Finals Dr. J. C. Guard and M. C. (Mac) Williams, Jr., won finalists positions in the championship flight of the Blytheville Country Club golf tournament yesterday as medalist James Terry and C. L. McWaters were eliminated in close matches. Guard, playing par golf, built lead with three consecutive birdies on the front nine which Terry couldn't overcome, and went on to ivin in the upper bracket 3-2. In the lower bracket, ihe Wil- iams-MeV/aters match see-sawed lack and forth till the very last. Coming in to the final Hole with he match even up, Williams clrop- ied a long putt lor a birdie three :nd a 1-up victory. Williams held a 1-hole lead after he first round, but McWaters came ack with two birdies and a par on he next three holes to gain a 2- ole advantage. That's the way it tood after 15 ai Williams recover- d and closed out the match by aking the final three holes with wo pars and a birdie. McWaters iok a six on number 17 with an it-of-bounds shot, and three-putt- d number n for a bogey four. Star Party Slated A stag party will be held for club icmbers Aug. 5, at which time the .ub trophy will be given to the win- er of the championship flight and [icrchanclise awards will be present- to winners and nmnersup in ach flight and to winners of con- olation flights, club pro Paul Far- ngton announced. Junior Legion In District Play Today The Blytheville Junior American Legion Baseball team is pitted against Paragould today at 4 o'clock In the district play off being held at Rector. The Tournament will lafit four days with the championship game scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Other games being played today are Marked Tree vs. Walnut Ricl^e, with Rector playing the winner tonight- BASEBALL STANDINGS Brpoklj-n .. Milwaukee . Philadelphia New York .. St. Louis .. . Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh . NATIONAL LEAOUK Won Lost Tot. C.B 59 32 .848 37 53 50 47 49 41 31 30 .589 .568 .547 .544 .451 .352 .313 18 20 !4 New York Chicago ... Cleveland . 3oston Washington Philadelphia il. Louis .. Detroit .... AMERICAN LEAGUK Won Lost Pet. Behind ... 61 29 .678 .57 34 .626 .52 38 .578 40 .565 48 .473 18'/i .400 25 .355 29!~ .326 31'/ 2 52 43 36 33 29 9 10 54 60 60 SOUTHERN Nashville tlantii Birmingham ... Memphis; New Orleans .. .little Rock ..,. 'hattanooga ... Mobile ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 58 53 53 5-1 40 46 47 42 .580 — .535 4',i .535 4(4 .529 5 .480 10 .452 10!/ 2 .452 13 .416 l6>/2 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LRAGUE New York 6, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 wbrooklyn 9-11, Chicago 3-1 Philadelphia 6, Milwaukee 3 AMERICAN LEAGtJE Chicago 1. Boston 0 Cleveland 6. New York 4 Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 1 Washington at Detroit, post- oned, u r et grounds MUSCLING IN —Connie Lamb, of Battersea, England, looks properly pleased with her husky escorts. The mighty males are contestants in the National Amateur Body Builders'. Association's international "Mister Universe" contest at the London Palladium. George Barbie, left, of San Jose, Calif., is with the U. S. Army in Germany. His. partner is Wayne Griffin, of Pittsburgh, Pa., a weight-lifting expert. Bucceroni Defeats Harrison on Decision By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — It may be five or six weeks before )an Bucceroni, the .former Philadelphia butcher boy, again an start axing his way toward a heavyweight championship ight. Dangerous Dan, with an 11 pound iTV and Bucceroni took 25 per cent /eight advantage 193 to 182— SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION 'ew Orleans 3, Little Rock second game suspended end of h with New Orleans leading 10-6, i lie completed Thursday) Nashvile at Birmingham (Both •uiK's postponed rain) Little Bock at Mobile ames postnoned rain) (both Summary: Par out . .... Par In Terry out . .. Terry In Guard out . . Guard in . ... Williams out . Williams in .. McWaters out McWaters in . 444 345 534—315 . 444 345 534—36—72 , 454 445 535—38 444 345 5 . S44 344 425—35 453 355 5 . 454 345 434—36 . '154 355 533—37—73 445 355 434—37 . 343 445 C44—37—74 Sports Roundup — Covered Ball Park Talk Stirs By JACK HAND For Gayle Talbot cb Shantz Looking at Madison Square Garden, where they unveiled the gaudy new 835,000 aluminum ring to be used for outdoor shows. Lionel Levy, the designer, did most of the gabbing. "It's not commonly known," he said, "but we were nil set to put a roof over the entire Polo Grounds years ago. Back in the days of Tex Rickard "We were going to use suspension cables strung criss-cross over the field, sort of a bridge construction. The Idea was to use some light fabric for the covering. Big Crowd Gone ."But something happened to the money, and we never went through with it. Maybe it was just as well. Boxing was real big in those days and postponements cost a great deal of money. "I suspect that the day of the big crowd is gone. Nobody can afford to build a big arena now, unless it is subsidized by a commu- "A few years back. Mayor Hague of Jersey City commissioned mi to design an arena for football ant boxing that would seat 110,000 That never went through either. "As far as roofing a ball park goes, I don'l think it would be worth while. Th; ball clubs don' lose too much money on rain. They don't even bother to carry rair insurance. They can always play some other day. And, with only one outdoor fight In a year, il certainly wouldn't pay for boxing.' Levy Is proud of the expensive new ring that replaces the one he designed for Ihe late Mike Jacobs years ago. The .old ring, first used the night Mnx Schmeling knocked out Joe Louis, cost only 38,000. Twelve rnen were needec to put It up and take it down. It cost ft fortune to transport it to Philadelphia last year when the International Boxin Club was pro- motin its important shows there. 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Dated this 8th day of July, 1953 Allowed Only Five Scattered Hits By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Has Bobby Shanlz returned lo his winning ways for the Philadelphia Athletics? He looked the part In twirling !,he St. Louis Browns into .submission last night at Bnsch Stadium. Hie pint-sized A's southpaw al- iowecl only five scattered hits, fanned ehjht and walked two to lead his mates to an easy 11-1 victory. It was Shantz's first complete game since May 4 and his fourth victory against seven detents this tins been bothered by arm trouble, allowed only one extra-base blow, a double by Jim Dyck in the ninth. Dave Philloy and Cnss Michaels :iit homers for the A's. They bunched five of their runs fn the fifth on Michaels' homer, two Brownie errors, three .singles and a wild pitch. Brownie starter Ducna Pillette was the loser, his sixth defeat against four victories. In New York the Giants climbed back into fourth place as they defeated the Cardinals, (j-ft, on the strength of a two-run ninth inning rally. Alvin Dark's long single with the bases loaded drove the winning run across after Whitey Lockman had singled in the tieing run. Dave Koslo, last of three Giant ounderi out a 10-round unanimous decision over ruged Tommy Harrison of Los Angeles last night in Chicago Stadium. Only 925 fans turned out for the nationaly televised scrap, contributing to a net gate of $2,243.08. Each fighter received $2,500 from Today's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at New York, Mizell (85) vs. Worthlngton (2-1. Chicago at Brooklyn, —Klippstein (5-8) vs. Roe (6-2) Cincinnati st Pittsburgh, —Nux- hal (4-6) or Perkowski (7-7) vs. Dickson (7-12) gmilwaukee at Philadelphia, — Liddie (4-3) vs. Miller (2-3) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland, —Gorman (3-2) vs Wynn (9-7) Boston at Chicago, —Brown (9-2) vs. Rogovin (5-10) or Consuegra (4-1) Washington at Detroit (2, — Shea (8-1) and Marrero (5-4) vs. Gray (4-11) and Marlowe (3-7) Philadelphia at St. Louis, — Bishop (3-6) vs. Stuart (4-1) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile (2) Memphis at New Orleans (Only Games Scheduled) Little League Standings Lion's Club Kiwanis Club Shrine Club American Legion Rotary Club Jaycees W 2 2 2 1 1 0 Pet. 1.000 .667 .667 .333 and Harrison 20 of the net. Shrine Club Loses To Kiwanis Team The Kiwanis Club contributed further to the topsy ' turvey Little League second half by bursting the Shrine Club, undefeated bubble, 14-8 yesterday afternoon, that sent the. Lions Club to the head of the class. ) While handing the Shriners their third. Marshall walked, J. L. Asu- ; first licking of the split season, the Kiwanis Club not only kept within hailing distance of the league leaders, but established two new loop marks. They sent 13 batters to the plate during the big eight run second, besting by one the old high paraded by these Shriners against the Rotary Club back on July 1. J. L. Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Fay Austin, became the first batter this season to collect two doubles in one game. He was accorded this honor by an unusual situation. On his first time up he cracked a humpbacked liner into right field and raced for third. When he got to the hot corner he found Dusty Rhodes already parked there. So he turned and streaked back to second. In the meantime the Shrine infield began Growing the ball recklessly. One heave sailed over the third base- tin came in when Whittle fumbled Jerry (Mugsy) Pasogrove's high: hopper. Marshall marked up a run : , on Jacques' grounder and subse-.j qucnt fielder's choice that was too-', slow. N. Austin fanned. Bruci strolled to fill the bases. Stallings unfilled them with a smash past Taylor at second and out into centerfield, scoring before the ball could be retrieved. Tinker walked, i Up for a second time in the in- >, ning Rhodes doubled to left, Tink- j er holding third. J. L. Austin was ^ plunked by a pitched ball to cram j toe sacks again. James Pugh made a brilliant one handed catch of Marshall's liner with Tinker scoring after the catch. The Shrine Club came back with two in the third, one being a gift. Whittle led off with a double. Taylor went out Jacques to Stallings after Whittle moved over on a nan, so Rhodes was able to go on passed ball from where lie scored, '.oine and young Austin was able | Haney walked', stole second, broke ;o make third. But he received of- j for third when Marshall's peg went :icial cr::'it for only a two bagger.! into centerfield, and kept digging His second double came in the' when Tinker missed the throw ifth. Haney Wild Again Both teams collected 10 hits each, but the winners turned four from Rhodes. Tinker Drives One In Whittle's fumble o£ Bruce's high hopper, a passed ball, wild pitch of Billy Haney's half dozen walks land Tinker's Texas Leaguer gave nto runs during the eight run • the Kiwanis another in the third, spree that actually settled the is- j Whittle's safe bunt, Taylor's out Along about the fifth round, Buc- sue. Young Don Stallings contribu-! bunt, successive singles by Haney, ceroni said he felt his right hand hurting. In the first round he ripped his right to Harison's jaw and sent sprawling the for Los Angeles Negro an eight count. Wobly, Harrison lasted out the round and managed to go the distance althoug-h twice he dazedly started for the wrong corner, after the seventh and eighth. After the fight, Bucceroni found that the knuckles on his right hand \vere swollen and badly bruised. "This will keep me on the shelf for five or six weks." he said in his dresing room while soaking the injured hand in shaved ice. Bucceroni, 25, fifth ranking heavyweight contender, was to be matched against Bob Satterfield in the next televised bout at the stadium Aug. 10. Harison, 23, ranked No. 6, now may be signed s Satterfielri's opponent. Bucceroni also suffered a deep gash on his right eyebrow in the seventh round. He said Harrison butted him. "If you don't hurt Harrison in .he first two or three rounds he works faster and faster,' said Bucceroni. "If you're not careful you ted a bases filled home run dur- i Griffin, Pugh, a hit batsman, and., ing the rally. The Shriners were! Dallas' infield looper netted fou M charged with; seven mechanical runs for the Shrine Club in the! miscues and etjually as many mental boners, while the Kiwanis Club performed much more steadily afield with just three errors. There was no time lost with the i whi [ tle ' s ,f scoring as the Shrine Club teed 1-iS'Ior, 2b fifth. The box score: SHRIXE CLUB AB H Haney, p Griffin, c Pugh, If Smith, cf McDermott, cf Dallas, Ib Lovelace, 3b Tharpe, rf x Lambert, rf off on Jimmy Bruce for a run in the first with two outs. After young Bobby Jacques had retired Larry VVnittle and Jesse Taylor, one Dy beating the runner to first, the other on a pop, Haney singled off Jacques' glove and took second as Jimmy Marshall's pickoff attempt was over Don Stalling's head. He scored when Clyde Griffin pumped a double into left. The Kiwanis tied it In the lower half of the frame, thanks to nimble feet of Jacques. The alert little second baseman beat out slow dribbler down third to second when throw went past Bobby" Dalla moved over k> third as threw out Nathan Austin, u,,.,,,^ . Bruce lifted a skier to Jesse Tay- ! J ' "• Austln , rf lor just at the edge of the outfield I Marshall, c grass and Jacques daringly broke PaKMrrove, ss for home and beat the throw. Kiwanis Go To Work 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 PO 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 15 Totals . . Lsmber walked for Tharpe I the 6th KIWANIS CLUB 'AB H can punch yourself out against Mm.' Harrison. \vho bloodied Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano's nose in a sparring sesion, "orcing a five weeks postponement j ry of his fight with Jersey Joe Walcott this spring, thinks Bucceroni las quite a way to go before he can stand a chance with the titleholder. "If Bucceroni can box and move :hrough 15 rounds he might have i chance against Rocky," Harison observed. 'But I don't think he could — not right now, anyway." Florida's Gators won all 11 intercollegiate contests they played against Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi State and Tulane this year. .333 j Manager Don Battles says he Is .000 bringing Bucceroni along slowly and figures he will be ready for a championship crack—if Mtirciano is still the titieholder—in about two years. He has 43 victories in pro bouts. The Cards collected only five hits but included were home runs by Solly Henuis and Sieve Bilko good Geraldine Liston. Clerk fol . tom . runs . H nnk Thompson and Wes Westrum homered for the Gene Bradley attorney. 7|9-16-23-30 Giants. there's no better time than vacation time to enjoy NOW AMERICA'S LEADING PREMIUM STRAIGHT WHISKY* Take a bottle of Enrly Times on your vacation. One sip will show you that it's truly every ounce a man's wlu'sky. 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