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six BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1958 Braves Invade Ebbets Field BASEBALL STANDINGS Brooklyn . Milwaukee Phlliulelphi By BEN PHLEGAR StTo'u'if Associated Tress Sports Writer Cincinnati It takes a Brave team to invade Ebbets Field these | Chicago .., days so Milwaukee opens a 4-game series in the home of the Pittsburgh Brooklyn Dodgers tonight. Biis Is another of those "do or i he did with first division Cleveland die" clashes that keep popping up hit a 3-run homer in the j'Oih in-j New York . »11 season. The Dodgers feel ning for the Tigers'first game vie- Chicago ... NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 59 32 .648 53 37 AMKItlC-lN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind they've got the Braves on the ropes by now with a 5'i game lead and the season moving rapidly toward the two-thirds mark. A 4-game Brooklyn sweep would pretty well write an unhappy end- Ing to the first edition of Charlie Grimm's Milwauke Fairy Tale. Although even a first division club probably wil be welcome in the strike-bound brewery center which has gone hog wild over major league ball, a first year winner would have been mighty nice. The Braves aren't through yet and they may be just the team to cool off the Dodgers who have won 10 of their last 11. Milwaukee is the only club in the league with a season's edge over the Dodgers in Brooklyn, having won three of the five games played there so far. Rained Out Both Brooklyn and the Braves were rained out yesterday 60 they'll go info tonight's game with a Welcome day of rest. The Dodgers were supposed to play Chicago and Milwauke was scheduled at Philadelphia. The rain also cut short the St. Louis Cardinals' series with the New York Giants. Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 7-0 in the only National League game played. The big noise in the American League was the collapse of the New York Yankees in Cleveland for the third straight game. This time the World Champions looked like real country bumpkins as they were swamped, 10-2. The Chicago White Sox muffed their chance to close in on the Yanks when they bowed to Boston, 4-3. The White Sox trail by 4</ 2 games. Detroit Tigers Detroit's slumbering Tigers popped up with a 4-garne winning streak, taking a pair from Washington 9-6 in 10 innings and 5-4. The victories moved the Tigers within half a game of the seventh place St. Louis Browns who lost to Philadelphia, 7-4, in 14 innings. The Yankees tried a couple of their young pitchers against Cleve. land and the Indians battered them for H hits and 10 runs in the lirst six innings. Tom Gorman made his first start and lasted into the fifth inning. Art Schalock toiled two and gave up five runs, four of them unearned because of an error by first baseman Don Bolweg. Home runs figured strongly in the Cleveland victory. George Strickland hit one with two on and Al Rosen with the bases empty in the fifth. Luke Easter opened the scoring with one in the second. Early Wynn posted his lot victory. At Chicago At Chicago, Hector Skinny Brown came back to hnunt his old White Sox teammates with a 4-hitter lor his seventh straight victory. He gave up two runs wthout a hit in the second inning when he walked three men. He then pitched liitles ball from the fourth until Jim Rivera hit a home run in the ninlh. Ray Boone who says he likes it better with last place Detroit than lory over Washington. Home runs ! Cleveland by Jim Delsing and Bob Nieman, j Boston and a timely 2-run single by Gerry j Washington Priddy helped Ted Gray win his Philadelphia fifth game in the nightcap, St. Louis The Athletics solved Satch Detroit Paige's relief efforts for four hits and three runs in the 14th to win their marathon at St. Louis. Eddie Robinson brought home two of the talies with a triple. Harry Perkowski won his eighth game for Cincinnati as he scattered eight hits for the shutout. The loss was the 13th for little Mury Dickson. Vols, Looks !n 4 Game Series Crackers Win Over Barons To Break Tie By JACK SIMMS Manager Hugh Poland sends his league-leading Nashville Vols into the first 3f a four-game series with the Lookouts in Chattanooga tonight. If Poland had his wish, the series probably would be cancelled. Nashvile, four games ahead of the Atlanta Crackers in the Southern Association pennant race, has- the seventh-place Lookouts particularly friendly this season. The Vols have won only five of their 10 gnmes with Chattanooga this year and only two of the last six. The Lookouts have outscoved the front-runners, 52-51, in their 10 contests. The Vols and Lookouts were idle last night. Atlanta moved out of a tie with Birmingham by downing the Barons, 8-0. The defeat dropped Birmingham to third, five games of the pace. Memphis clubbed New Orleans, 13-3, in a regularly scheduled contest, and lost, 10-6, to the Pels in the completion of a game iuspcnded Wednesday night. Little Rock split with Mobile, winning he first, 2-1 and losing the nightcap, 7-G. Little Rock closed out Mobile in ,hc opener by scoring one run in each of the last two frames. Hal mpson's Kindle sot the first taly icros the plate, nnd Carl Linhart singled George Bulard across with he winning run. Mobile exploded for six runs on hree .singles and five Walks in he bottom of the ninth for its .riumph. Nashvile ... Atlanta Birmingham Memphis .. New Orleans Little Rock Chattanooga Mobile BE AN Of A HALF ND MOE6J Ct-WFWS ON TH£ 85A/CW WHO WOULD •START SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Benin- 58 ' 42 .580 — 54 53 55 50 47 41 43 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LI'.ACUE Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis at New York, poned rain. Chicago at Brooklyn, postponed rain Milkaukce at Philadelphia, postponed, wet grounds AMEHICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 10, New York 1 Boston 4. Chicago 3 Detroit 9-5, Washington 6-4 (first ame 10 innings) Philadelphia 7, St. Louis 4 (14 innings) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 8 Birmingham 0 New Orleans 10-3, Memphis 6-13 Little Rock 2-6. Mobile 1-7 (Only Games Scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Brooklyn — Sur- kont (10-4) vs Loes (11-5) Cincinnati at New York — Pod- bielan (5-10) vs. Worthington (2-1) St. Louis at Philadelphia, —Ml- zell (8-5) vs Miler (2-3) Chicago at Pittsburgh — Winner (6-10) vs. Friend (4-9) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit, —McDonald (6-3) vs Hoeft (6-7) Boston at St. Louis (3), —Henry (1-1) and McDermott (9-6) vs. Lit- tleficld (4-8) and Cain (4-4) Philadelphia at Chicago, —Byrd (10-101 vs. Pierce (11-6) Washington at Cleveland. — Stobbs (4-5) vs. Houttcman (4-10) ALMOST ANY OTHSR TSAM ...FLU'S: A KSYNOLPflfJ TUB BW.LPEH. j Jones Glad He Didn't Play Ben. By WILL GBIMSLEY NEW YORK, July 24 (AP) — Atlanta's immortal Grand Slammer didn't flinch when he came face-to-face with golf's most discussed issue — who was better, Ben Hogan or Bobby Jones? 'People are running faster, jumping higher and jumping farther than ever before," Jones told a dinner group honoring Hogan last night. "It is only natural they should play golf better, too. Ben has proved they can." It wasn't exactly a concession as some so interpreted. It was Brooklyn. Beer May Be Cause of Braves' Slump By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Birmingham New Orleans at Mobile Nashville at Chattanooga (Only Games Scheduled) Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hcrshcy, Pa. — Gil Turner, 153'i, Philadelphia', outpointed Johnny Lombard. 150, Mt. Carmel, Pa. 8. Duhith. Minn — Glen Flanagan, 133, St. Paul, outpointed Danny Davis, 133. Minneapolis. 12. DETROIT — Marty Marshall. 182':. Detroit, outpointed Ned 'Bull" Reid, 239!j, London, England, WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional argument over the Nataional League pennant ace has produced a hint that Brooklyn beer may be responsible for the slump of the Milwaukee Braves. In fact, claims Rep. O'Konski (R-Wis), an ardent Braves rooter, "There is grave suspicion" that a strike in Milwaukee breweries "might have been instigated" by other National League cities, particularly the Borough of Brooklyn," Brooklyn has held the league, lead since June 28 when Milwaukee dropped to second after the two clubs see-sawed In the top spot. So long as Milwaukee's famous her was available to "put new if into the Milwaukee Braves," O'Konski said in a statement in the congresional record, the Braves were doing fine and "had the 'Borough of Brooklyn in jitters." But along came a strike that has closed all Milwaukee breweries' for the past six weeks, O'Konski said, and "There has been a very serious drought ' in Milwaukee. He said the baseball braves had "to use these cheap imitations' imported from other national league cities, and "They went into a slight slump which acounts for the the Brooklyn Dodgers leading in race at this moment. 1 So certain Is O'Konski that the Braves will regain the lead—once they can fortify themselves with Milwaukee beer—that he has underwritten a bet between a Brooklyn congresman and a GI fighting in Korea. The Bet K a fancy steak dinner. The bettors, according to the congressional record, are Rep. Francis E. Dorn, Brooklyn Republican, and Army Pvt. Ralph R. Tokar, who presumably hails from Milwaukee. Luxora Meets Holcomb Sunday Lions Club Kiwanis Club . ... Shrine Club . American Legion Rotary Club . Jaycees Sports Roundup — Hodges Talks of Slump, Cure i * m M Y ? ( ' ~ ' Hodges wore the goat's uniform gracefully, but mournfully last World Series time. Blanked O-for-21, the Brooklyn first barman "L> "L "h™"^ with the worst batting record in all series history That was only the World Series," ""••• -"";-' went But Gil didn't snap back. In mid-May he was hiting a sad .181. The man.of muscle with the blacksmith's biceps didn't hit a home they said. "Watch him snap back next spring." Dave Koslo, I think. That was It. I was back in the lineup ihe next "I Can't express my feelings," he said. "The tans were so good LUXORA — The Luxora TIgere, whose seasonal won-lost record is back over the .500 mark again, entertain the strong Holcomb. Mls- Red Birds on the locals' home field Sunday afternoon. The Holcomb aggregation, former Missouri lemipro state champions, and generally conceded as the Bootheel area's top baseball nine, are fav-i .-. . D . •/. .. ored to halt the Tigers' current win ** et KOyoi " lslt streak of two straight. The remaining summer schedule for the Luxorians, as announced this week by Wylie Tale, Sr., business manager, show the Tigers at home on Aug. 2, 9, and 23, against Manila, Stanford and Dyersburg, Little League ! Victoria Host Standings To Lions Club Tomorrow PCT. 1.000 .667 .667 .333 VICTORIA — The Victoria Little League team plays host tomorrow to the Lions Club of Blytheville .333 [Little League in an effort to .000 j Cockfighting Fans Tenn. Road contests are on Aug. 16, 22, and Sept. 6, against Holcomb, Stanford and Dyersburg. An open date Aug. 30 is due to be filled, later. Dick Gernert, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, attends Temple University during the off-season. to me. They really treated mn wonderfully. I can never do enough to even things. 'un in the first 17 games and drove in only one run. This from the ,,-,,,. fellow who, ir. 1951, inspired daily , larmr.g point? It was right tables comparing his pace with ?, er l was ut ™"ed- We were on Babe Ruth's all time record of I, r , '" Cincinnati when Char- 60 home runs. I ley lolcl me '"• sit out a few games. I didn't blame him. He had been very patient I still was on , the " single—one home "We were losing when „ i, rf called on me came through What happened? Did World Series failure destroy his confidence? Did the Yankee pitchers really find y^'-ir' his number? Did National League Pnln r ,,, mrt , pitchers now know the secret? Giouncls It looked like a combination of the three as late as Memorial Day Eve, Hodges, normaly an extra base powerhouse, had only one hit longer than run. Chuck Dresen went along with i him, longer than any other man- | ager would have gone, but finally he had to bench Hodges. Brooklyn fans, long conditioned to spectacular failure in the pre-MacPhail era, took Gil to their bosoms as a fallen brother. No slumping athlete ever had more fan support than Hodges in those trying days. You would have thought he had •won the pennant when he finally hit that first home run. One quick look at the daily averages tells the story of the Hodges comeback. Harnessing his power with a new stance, Hodges slowly moved up among the leaders. When he had five runs batted in, Boy Campanella had 46. Now he has passed Campy for the National League lead, 85 to 84. His 23 home runs throw him into the thick of Ihe race. At .316 his batting aver- »ge Is among the first 10. Hodges talked about his slump —and cure—yesterday on an off lay in his Brooklyn home. A line ?entlemnn, devoted to his family, 311 personifies al that is good in ! came bark to New the Giants in Ihe as Joe DiMaggio, former star outfielder for the New York Yankees, had four brothers and four sisters. BELFAST, Northern Ireland W — Irish Cockfighting fans are hop- Ing for another Royal visit soon. Cockfighting is illegal In Northern Ireland but the biggest and most successful tournament In years was staged during the visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. The tourney took place while almost the entire Ulster police force was away guard- Ing the Royal route. County Tyrone now holds the championship of Ireland. But Monoghan is looking for another Royal visit soon so it can have another crack at the title. Read Courier news Classified Ads clay and. alihough I didn't hit again for a couple of days. 1 was on my way. That one hit relaxed me. "Changing my stance helped too. Charley and the coaches—Billy Herman. Cookie Lnvagelto and Jake Pillcr—all worked on it. I Was moving my fet around, try- nig to bre.iK (he slump when I finaly found it. I moved my right foot back a little and my left up, 't's kind of hard to Charley pinch hitter. I hclps me „„ "^ outside'"^^^!., with a single, off used to miss." Friday and every Sunday! Blytheville Speed Bowl — Walker Park Time Trials - - - 7:30 p.m. Races Srarfr - - - 8:00 p.m. New Low Admission Price Adults-75c Children -35c THRILLS GALORE! INSECT DAMAGE TO CROPS? We offer to the farmers free field inspection for Thrips, Army Worms, Red Spider and other insect damage. We li.ive six pound toxaphene, 25 per cent DDT, BHC and DDT 9/15 liquids. Also dust. If you have insect or poison problems, feel free to call on us at any time. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phones 6S5B — 6057 — 6S58 Headquarters for Toxaphene, DDT and Other Poisons. avenge Its 7-1 loss to the Lions at Blytheville last Saturday. Victoria hung up its fourth win against two losses Wednesday by defeating Monette 11-4. Pitcher Eddie Gotham, «-ho .has gained credit for all four of Victoria's wins, allowed only three hits in ihe seven-inning contest while striking out 18 Monette batsmen. Southern Methodist and Duke, who met for the first time in football at Dallas in 1952, will resume relations in 1956. Oliver Is People's Choice S torts Second Round With Lead By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AR) — No matter who wins the'$17,500 (Kansas City Open Golf Tournament Ed (Porky) Oliver is a cinch to continue as the people's choice right through the last hole of the final round. The chubby wisecracking veteran from Palm Springs, Calif., who has played in all five of the open events here, started the second round with a one.stroke lead over four other capable shooters. Oliver's 7-under-par 65 over .the hard, fast 6,500-yard Milburn Country Club course yesterday followed by an hour the 66s laid down by Lloyd Mangrum, Niles, 111.; Al Besselink, Grossinger, N. y.; Buster Mils, Kansas City, and Ear, Stewart, Jr., Dallas. Pew of the better players had any difficulty with par 72 in the first round as more than one third of the 149 started equaled or beat the mark. While the watered greens played as difficult as any, the fairways caried many added yards because of the dry stretch. Oliver set the course record of 62. in the 1950 tournament, but he's never been able to win the top prize. Set Record He commanded a major part of the gallery estimated at more than 5,000, an all-time opening day record here. Porky had a comment with every shot. He saved his best one for the eighteenth green where his approach left him with a 40-foot putt. "Why so quiet? 1 ' Oliver chided might miss this one." And he mised it by only six inches. Mangrum, who was co-favored with Gary Micllecoff in pre-meet guessing, tied Oliver's course record of 6-under-par 30 for the front nine, but was even with par coming home. His steady irons and deadly putting had cooled of. Defending champion Middlecoff from Memphis, Term., shot a commendable 69. but ranked thirteenth in. the standings after the first round. Clancy Miller of Atchison, Kas., led the amateurs with a 69. gracious and modest statement by a man who recognizes changing times and improving techniques. Pressed further on the subject privately, Jones, who retired at 28 with 13 U. N and British national championships, said: 'When I was 28 (that was th» year of his jrand slam) I thought I could hold my own with anyone over 12 holes. But I'm sure glad I didn't have to play that felow (Hogan). 'But in 1975 there will come another and perple wil be saying h« could beat Hcgan or Jones or anybody. That's the way It goes." Jones headed a star-spangled cast of former golf champions who paid tribute to Hogan at a dinner staged by the U. S. Golf Association. The Grand Slammer, in 1951 voted the greatest golfer of the century, received a long, standing ovation when be rose to speak, Jones said when he, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen were fighting for championships that ;heory was that a player had to save at least one bad round in 72 loles—"If we didn't blow up th« third round, we did the fourth." "You have set a new pattern In scoring,' the Atlantan said, ad- dresing Hogan. 'You have set th« ultimate pattern by playing four supepb rounds—particularly ths • last one.' Hogan Respond: Then he concluded: "How vast is my admiration for your skill courage and qualities as a man and sportsman." Hogan, after receiving a hand- engrossed resolution praising him for his four U. S. Open and his recent British Open championships, responded with a shaking voice. "What I did I didn't do alone," he said. 'Some day I hope I can repay golf for all it'» don» lor me." Gene Sarazen, who like Jones and Hogan also won the British and U. S. Opens in the same year, declared:: "It's a fine coincidence that England should crown a queen the same year golf crowned a king.' Hardy's Edge 61 Implement In Bay Window Hardy's put together two doubles and two singles with a walk for a four-run uprising in the fourth inning to nip 61 Implement 4-2 in the Bay Window softball league yesterday at Little Park. The big inning started with O1I1- son walking, followed by a single jy H. Hardy and a two-run double )y Kate!. Gracey singled Katel lome and came in on Hardy's double for the fourth tally. Sixty-one got one run in the seo- ind on singles by Gaine, Tarpley and Poe, and added another in the third. Winning pitcher Talbert gave up eight hits ito 61, while his mates could garner only six off the loser, Meharg. Carl Purillo, outfielder for th« Brooklyn Dodgers, started his baseball career as a pitcher in 1940 with Pocomoke City in the Eastern Shore The $3.000 first prize wil be de-1 League. 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