The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 24, 1953
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FRIDAY, TOLT 24, 1958 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.V COUNTER NEWS PACK SEVEN 1 ions Eke 9-8 Victory 'ver Lowly Jaycees The Lions Club chalked up their third straight win of the Little League second half [id eighth successive victory of the year by routing the cellar dwelling Jaycees, 9-8, yes- Irday, but not until they sweated out a few anxious moments. 1 Pointing to the 1954 season when they must get along without their pitching ace, U Bratcher, Lion Coaches Harman Taylor and Roland (Skeeter) Bishop chose the winless Eycees as guinea pigs for an experiment, and it came close to exploding in their very Id faces. I They elected to give William Burrhead) Simmons, prospective undsman for next season, his arting pitching role, keeping Brat- lier in reserve for an emergency I third. I Tor two Innings the plan went •wording to schedule as the Lions Tked Sonny Elledge over the coals six hits and a nine run lead. |imm.ons made things look mighty >sy by retiring six of the first sev- li batters to face him. Then calam- |y struck. The usually tight Lions isfense sprang a full grown leak |i the third when the Jaycees com- ned four errors with a pair of Its for flve runs to cut down the patgln. Jaycee* Lower Boom I Simmons fanned the side In the purth, then ran headon Into dif- :ulty as the Jaycees lowered the •jom for four hits good for three uns, and could easily have tied score except for over anxious B running by Jimmy Kelly, who (>acted both the hero and goat 'les. With two runs in and a ate aboard, the third baseman nacked a. hard one between left nd centerfleld that rolled almost the cotton patch. By the time he ball was retriever Kelly was in or an apparent home run and the ore all knotted at 9-9. Jimmy Kil- htt, sharp-eyed Lions Club second |aseman, called for the ball and iromptly stepped on second. Base npire C. D. Hood concurred with fcillett that Jimmy had neglected i hit the keystone sack on his hur- |ied tour of the bases. That wiped ut the tying tally and brought on bratcher, who mowed down Gene pwaner on strikes to get out of the cming, then whiffed Wendell Chit- non, Dean Storey and Larry Courtney in the sixth to nail tiowu he triumph. The Lions also received benefit of ome gratuity, particularly from "y, during their two explosive finings. Jimmy opened the scoring or by fumbling Danny Morris 1 toiler as a starter. Prank Alfovd |trolled. Killett hit to Kelly and he third baseman again failed to handle the chance, fillin gthe bases, arry Fitzgerald scored all three vith a terrific three bagger to left, was trapped off base a moment filer, only to have Kelly drop the pg. It cost the Jaycees, for Brat,- |;ner brought him in with a liner right. Before the side was re- l.ired Kelly committed another gelding mlscue, to establish a league ecord of four errors in one inning. 'Us fifth came in the next frame. Kelly Hero, Goat Kelly partially made up for it. however, by leading both teams in patting with three straight hits and 5 sensationally in the last ree rounds. he Lions sent 10 batsmen to the plate again in the second when hey counted their last flve runs, fchis time mostly on solid licks. Al- pord drew his second pass to set |the action stage. Killett sent him third with a blast to left, and ook second on the throw. The dur- >le Fitzgerald exploded a drive left that scored both and wound up on third when Bob Sweet failed trap the ball. Fitzferald again was caught off third but Kelly did- »'t hold SOve McCJuire's tie throw. Bratcher sent Dean Storey far back into right field for his towering drive, Fitzgerald fairly walking In after the catch. Simmons, Hill and Nelson singled In order, Simmons scoring. Tommy Seay walked to fill the bases again. Morris hit to El- South Missco ( Finals Start At Osceola The fourth and final round of the Soufh Missco Softball League will start tonight with Home Oil playing host to the Grider Dews in the first of a doubleheader at Hale Field in Osceola. In the finale the L\ixora Tigers and Osceola Foods- men will meet. At Wilson, league-leading Wilson will play Reiser ellowjackets a two game set. A double win for the Bulldogs would just about sew up the championship for the South Mississippi Countians* The Bulldogs have an 11-1 mark, and are one and one- half games ahead of second place Grider. The league closes on August 7th. When its time To Repaint You'll save money by selecting good paint. Good paint U&U longer and the longer intervals between painting lowers your annual cost. We recommend VAN-CALVERT Paints, made by "America's Oldest Mixed Paint House." Phone 4552 and we will figure the cost and recommend * food painter. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. ledge whose throw home failed to get Hill. Alford tapped into the same play but this time Elledge turned the hopper Into a double play via home and third. Jaycee rooters had their first chance to root in the top of the third after Sweet fanned. Storey was hit by a pitched ball. Courtney hit to Killett, whose hard, low throw got through Fitzgerald cov ering second. Both moved up on a wild pitch. Storey a:ored as Joe Wicker beat out a hit past Simmons. Courtney over-ran third and was out. Morris dropped Joe Smith's fly and Wicker rode home. Fitz- •erald let McGuire's high hopper play him and fumbled it as Smith went to third. Elledge walked to fill the bases. Kelly singled to left and all runners crossed the plate when Morris let the ball get through him. Simmons worked out of the jam by whizzing three past Swaner. As Elledge was getting stronger and his defense improved, Simmons came in for some veal thumping In the top of the fifth. Wicker singled to right. Bratcher went out into left field to take care of Smith's pop fly, but McGuire sent Wicker scooting to third with a sharp single and took second o nthe throw. Elledge cracked ont to center and two runs came in as Hill let the agate roll between his legs. Then came Kelly's drive and subsequent failure to touch second. The box score: JAYCEES AB H PO A * Courtney, cf . Wicker, ss Smith. 2b .... McGuire, c ... Elledge, p ... Kelly, 3b .... Swaner, Ib .. Sweet. If Chitmon, If ., Storey, rf .. 4 .. 3 .. 3 .. 3 .. 2 .. 3 .. 3 .. 1 .. 2 .. 2 Totals 26 7 15 14 LIONS CLUB AB H PO A Morris, If 4 Alford, rf 2 Killett, 2b Fitzgeralgd. ss .. Bratcher, 3b-p .. Simmons, p-3b .. Hill, cf Nelson, c 2 Seay, Ib 2 1 10 0 2 Totals 26 8 18 8 Score by innings: Jaycees 005 030—8 Lions Club MO OOx—9 Summary: Runs—Wicker 2, Smith, McGuire 2, Storey, Alford 2, Killett, 2, Fitzgerald 2, Simmons, Hill, Morris. Runs batted in—Fitzgerald 5, Bratcher 2, Morris. Nelson, Kelly 3, Elledge 2, Wicker. Three base hit—Fitzgerald. Base on balls —Elledge 4, Simmons 1. Strikeouts —Simmons 6, Bratcher 4, Elledge 1. Hit by pitcher—Storey (Simmons). Hits—off Simmons, seven and 8 runs in 4 3/3 innings; Bratcher 0 and 0 runs in 1 1/3 innings. Winner — Simmons. Umpires — Clark, Hood, Monaghan. Time: 1:20. Browns Drop No-Hitter' Holloman Bobo Declines Return To Minors ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bobo Holloman was hailed as a man with a future two and a half months ago. The big 27-year-old right- hander hurled no-hit bal against the Philadelphia Ath letics here May 6. It was a double achievement since hi was making his major leagui debut with the St. Louis Browns. Only one other pitcher hac combined the feat with his first major league appearance Today Holoman is on the records of the International League Toronto club, pased by all the major league clubs as the Browns sought waiver? for the sale. "I'm not going to report," the dark-visaged Holloman said after the announcement last night. "I'll quit bttsebal rather than go back to the minors." Browns oficials said they are certain he'll change his mind, however, after he thinks it over. Manager M,a r ty Marion ex- presed no concern over the loss of Holloman. Sports writers with the club said they had heard the pitcher hadn't been following training rules too closely. Bobo doesn't know what happened after his auspicious start He won two more games after the no-hitter but lost seven. His second appearance also was gainst the Athletics, at Philadelphia. He had to quit after one inning because of a blistered finger. Ke started some more games, had a few good innings, then became strangely inefective. Alto- ether he took part in 22 games, 1C of them as a starter. In 65 2-3 innings he walked SO ba tters, aiowed 69 hits and 41 runs. 'I know I can stil win in the American League if I'm given the chance," Holloman said. But the other clubs, in giving up any chance at him, apparently agree that the batters know him now and he's Ho longer major league material. r PRETTY FAIR —Teeth gritted, Janet Delahaye wins the women's broad jump at. the Ministry of Health's Sports ^Meeting in London. i (NEA)_^j DANCING NIGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun tor All! GOOD FOOD At All Hoin SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarette* $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDITIONED MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERTS CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Highway 61 Hubtrt Utlty Holland, Mo. Williams May Return to Bosox This Season Slugger to Be Released From Air Force Aug. 1 WASHINGTON OP) — Ted Williams will be released by the Marine Corps about Aug- 1 and, conceivably, get, back into the Boston Red Sox outfield before the end of the season. "Whatever the Red Sox say, I'll do," Williams told the Boston Post. "I don't know if III be able to help anybody. I figure It will be a month before I'll be ready." Williams Is undergoing observation and treatment at the nearby BethesdR, Md. Naval Hospital for an ear ailment which forced him to be grounded as a jet pilot in Korea. He returned to this country July 9. Marine Corps headquarters said yesterday he had applied lor re- lense from active duty, and that it was the policy to release reserve of- licers returning from overseas duty if they have less than three months to serve in their tours. Williams' normal two-year tour is up Oct. 1. General Manager Joe Cronin of the Red Sox, informed of what Williams had said, told the Post: 'The minute I hear Ted's dis- O'Brien. Twins Hustle Like Gas House Gang By JOHN McCALLUM NEA Stuff Correspondent NEW YORK —(NBA) — While big names of baseball toiled in the obscvire minors to reach the major leagues, Eddie and Johnny O'Brien hopped directly from the Seattle University campus to the Pirates. The 21-year-old O'Briens' ascen- ' dancey parallels that of Prank Frisch. Watching them, the Old Ford- hnm Flash sees more than the fist identical twins to crash the big show In their play around second base, he sees himself breaking in again. "Tremendous enthusiasm, that's what they've got," testifies the man who leaped directly from Fordhnm to the Giants in 1919. "I thought It went out of style with the Gas House gang, but these kids are bringing it back. . "Hustle? They move on and off the field so fast that they're silting on the bench before the catcher caneven turn around. If we had more O'Breins around it'd stop those drawn-out, dreary four-hour games. "Their gameneas, courage and tenacy exemplify the money player instinct. "Despite the fact they lack the polished artistry of seasoned stars, they are natural born compet'tors. Aggressiveness can carry you a long way. "When I broke in with the Giants I batted cross-handed, overran grounders and in general had to be taught the basics. Only my speed and hustle kept me in the line-up. "If too early to say how far the O'Briens will go. but no one's going to out-hustle them. They're the kings in that department." Fred Haney will go along with the Hall-of-Fame second baseman. The Pirates are the same old Pirates, but no one is faulting them on hustle. The O'Briens of South Amboy, N. J., see to that. "The twins have the whole club giving it the college try," relates Manager Haney. "You'd think ft World Series hinged on every game, very unusual for a last-place team." Does the Pittsburgh pilot have much trouble telling the twins apart? "The only way I can tell 'em apart," he grins, "is that eddie Is a half inch shorter than Johnny." • • * Eddie was an outfielder In college, Johnny a second baseman. Branch Rickey decided to convert Eddie Into a shortstop when he signed the pair. Watching the kids work out, a writer asked which was which. Just then Eddie got down on one knee, the ball skidding between his legs. "Now you know which O'Brien was the outfielder." he was told. But Eddie quickly turned out to be a remarkable shortstop- Haney says the boys already have established themselves as infielders, charge is official. I'll talk it over with him. We want him back, even though we know he has had a tough time and will have to get in condition." O9CIOIA Enjoy Cool, Air-Conditioned Comfort Continued Showing Sunday from 2 p.m. SUNDAY & MONDAY JANE RAY f^ ALDO WYMAXmUND**! RAY NEW*SUNDAY & MONDAY MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Communily Center" DON'T MISS! James STEWART-Janet LEIGH DOUBLE TAKE—When you call "O'Brien" around the Pirates, two heads turn, and the faces are identical. They are the twins, Second Baseman Johnny,, lelt, and Shortstop Eddie. (NEA) and they're hardly All-American outs. The O'Briens received a telephone call from Al Brightman, their basketball coach at Senile. "Fellas." he snid, "congratulate me. I've just become the father of twins!" Everybody around the O'Brien look-alikes sees souble. ••••••**••****•*«•**•**» RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. §••**•••••*••••••••••••• TONITE ONLY LOVE HAPPY With Marx Bros & Vera Ellen SATURDAY ONLY RODEO KING ANDTHE SENIOR1TA With Rex Allen & Buddy Ebsen BewitchReady to Btwildtr GOSHEN. N. Y. W)-Bewitch, th« black filly, Is one ot the harness horses to watch in the 28th Hamble- tonian to be raced here on Aug 13. Owned by David Johnston of Charlotte, N.C., Bewitch was piloted to victory in the first preview of next month's sulky classic. William H. Cane, president of Good Time track, announced that besides the Hambletonian's record purse of $105,000 .anticipated with 13 starters), other events from Aug;. 10-13 will exceed another $100,000. 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