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SATURDAY, JULY 2(5, 105R BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FTV1 Bosox, Red Hot Now May Move with Ted By BEN PHLEGAR H Associated Press Sports Writer ^ j If Ted Williams can find the fountain of youth, the! I Boston Red Sox may yet have to be considered as pennant 1 | contenders in the American League, I Certainly the Williams-less Sox are burning up the cir-! jcuit and, with the New York Yankees continuing to slip, I Ithey've moved into third place, only 7 1/2 games behind the Istumbling New Yorkers. Williams comes out of the Ma- Irivies Aug. 1 and he will be back •with his old club shortly after that. •In his absence a bunch of yourig- |s[ers, many of whom were still in •tirade school when the slugger first Idaimed a Bed Sox uniform in 1939, lhave caught fire. Since the Fourth of July they've played at an^.800 pace. Last night Itiiey toolt a. pair from the hapless 1st Louis Browns, 8-0 and 6-0, for Itheir 14th and 15th victories in |thelr last 18 games. Yanks Look Sad The league-leading Yankees ha\t3 • looked mighty sad recently and • they couldn't do a thing against llefty Billy Hoeft in Detroit last Inight as they lost their fourth • straight, 5-1. Hoeft gave up only |three hits and struck out eight. For the second time this week • the second place Chicago White |£ax blew a chance to gain ground the Yankees. Philadelphia • caught the Chicagoans in the ninth Banning and went on to beat them. 14-2, in 12 frames when Cass Mi- |chnels hit a 2-run homer. Cleveland dropped from third to I fourth, eight games behind New [York, by losir.g to Washington, 6-4. In the National League the Mil- Iwsukee Braves slapped down the I first place Brooklyn Dodgers 11-6, I cutting the Dodgers lead to 4V 2 Ifjames. Philadelphia edged St. I Louis 2-1 on two homers by Granny ner. New York defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, and Chicago thumped (Piitsburgh 7-1. Billy Henry and Maury McDer- Imott handculfed the Browns for I Boston in the twi-nlght affair at ISt. Louis. Henry gave up seven I hits in winning his second game • Eince being recalled from the 1 minors. Tom Umphlett slammed a |3-run homer jr the first game, one I of the three hit In the five Ameri|con League games last night. The other two circuit blows were I the big one by Michaels that broke I up the marathon in Chicago and a I 3-run blast by big Walt Dropo that I gave the Tigers a lead they never I relinquished against New York. Newsom Wins First Michaels also contributed a sin- I gle to a ninth inning Philadelphia I rally that tied the game in Chi- I c-igo. Three other singles and an I error produced two runs. The I Wliite Sox loaded the bases in the I Utti but ancient Bobo Newsom I c ame in to retire the side and I stayed through the 12th to win his I f:rst game of the season. Billy I Pierce, who struck out 12 men, I suffered his seventh loss. Pierce 109 strikeouts for the year, I tops in the league. Art Houttcman, who hasn't had I much better luck with Cleveland I than he did with Detroit, gave up 2-run triple to Mickey Vernon I in the first irjaing and the Indians I never caught up to Washington. Milwaukee poured it on the I Dodgers, running the score to 11-1 I before the league leaders made a 4-run stand In the eichth. Eddie Ma thews hit his 30th home run with one on ir the fifth and Walker Cooper homered with two on in the same inning when the Braves scojed seven runs. The Cards-Phillies contest was a real battle with Harves; Haddix of the Cards making the "mistake of jiving Hamner two good pitches. Cranny parked one in the second inning and again in the last of the ninth. The St. Louis run was scored in the sixth when Stan Musial stole home. Pee Wee League Lead by Eagles Take Tigers 8-5; Juveniles Second With 3-2 Record BASEBALL STANDINGS Brooklyn .. Philadelphia Hew York . SI. Louis ... Cincinnati .. Chicago ... Pittsburgh NATIONAL LEAGUK Won Lost Pet. Behind 59 33 .641 54 31 .593 4V'a 48 39 43 51 51 49 42 32 30 .552 .538 .452 .360 .306 AMERICAN LEAGUE IVon Lost Pel. Behind New York .. Chicago Boston Cleveland .. Washington , P-iiladelphia Delroit St. Louis .. 61 57 55 63 . 44 38 32 33 .663 .613 .579 .576 .468 .412 .348 .344 Hi 8 18 23 29 30 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Nashville 58 43 .574 Atlanta 55 46 .545 Memphis 55 46 .528 Birmingham 53 48 .525 New Orleans 50J 54 .481 Little Rock 41 52 .416 Chattanooga 48 57 .461 Mobile 43 60 .141 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 11, Brooklyn 6 New York 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1 Chicago 1, Pittsburgh 1 3 4'/z 5 9'/ 2 10 12 16 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 8-6 St. Louis 0-0 Washington 6. Cleveland 4 Detroit 5. New York 1 Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 (12 innings) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 5, Birmingham 3 Chattanooga 4, Nashville 2 New Orleans at Mobile, post- With only one game to go in the schedule, the Eagles of the "Y" Pee Wee League threw a half nltch on the league championship with an 8-5 decision over the Tigers at Ninth Street Park. The victory gave them a record of 4 wins against one loss, while the second running Juveniles have a 3-2 record and one game to play. The Eagles picked up four runs in the first inning on an error, two singles and a home run oy Cleo McDermott. The next three men struck out as pitched David Gaines bore down. The Tigers came back to count their first run on an error which gave White a life and poneci rain after Fowler struck out, dairies only Games Scheduled doubled him home. The Eagles tallied one more In the second on John Goforth's homer but the Tigers tied it in the bottom half when pitcher Buddy Haney developed a wild streak, walking three and hitting one batter. This, aided by two errors enabled the Tigers to chalk up four runs without a hit. From that point, (he Eagle defense was airtight, as they went on to tally once in the third and picked up two more in the 5th. The Eagles garnered a total of 9 hits off Gaines delivery while I^aney gave oup only one bingle. League standing: \Von Lost Eagles . Juveniles BuUdogs . Tigers . . Willie Pep, former featherweight titleholder, won his first 62 pro fights before being beaten by Sammy Angott match. in an overweight Last year Duke University's football squad was composed of nearly 100 candidates. This year the squad will number approxi- Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Brooklyn — Wilson (3-7) vs. Meyer (8-4) Cincinnati at New York — Baczewski (4-1) vs Worthington (2-1) St. Louis at Philadelphia—Mizell .8-5) vs. Roberts (16-6) Chicago at Pittsburgh—Rush (4!)> vs. Lindell (3-10) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit — Raschi • 7-4) vs. Branca (1-1) Washington at Cleveland — Porterfield (10-91 vs. Lemon (13-8) Philadelphia at Chicago — Kellner (7-8) vs Fornieles (1-3) Boston nt St. Louis—Nixon (4-3) Vs. Brecheen (3-D) or Pillelte (4-6) Browns Slip To Bottom Of Ladder Henry, Maury Helped Take 2 Shutout's By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Browns coulci- nt' beg, borrow or bat in a run last night at Buseh Stadium and now rest at the bottom of the American League ladder for the first time this season. Rookie Bill Henry nnd Maury M ,Dermott ench hud' (lie ball snii- :n? past (lie Brownies as the Boston Red Sox took two shutouts. i)-0 and li-0. from the St. Louisans. Boston, riding high with 15 victories in the last 18 games took over third p.'ace with the double triumphs. Henry allowed seven hits in the opener in which the Red Sox backed him up with an 11-hit rtt- t-'ick including Tom Umphlett's third homer of the season, a three- run affair in the third inning. McDermott was even bettor than Ilenry, giving up only six hits, two of them doubles by Roy Sievers and Don Larsen. Umphlett again was the barb In the Browns' back, driving in the first run of the second game in the fourth frame with a single. Jim Piersall then doubled Umphlett home. At Philadelphia the Cardinals dropped a 2-1 decision to the Phillies with Granny Hamner hitting a home run in the ninth to break a i-1 tie. Hamner also homered in the second frame. The Redbirds lone run came in the sixth as Stan Musial walked and was safe at second when an attempted doubleplay on Enos Slaughter's grounder failed 'te- caiise of a fumble. Two outs later » wild pitch advanced the runners and Musial stole home while Bob Miller was winding up for another pitch. Miller limited the Cards to seven hits. The Pulls had only six off -larvey Haddix who. lost his fourth decision of the year against 11 victories. IN.THE SWING—The ball forgotten, Hoy McMillan,'left, Cincinnati shortstop, charged with fury in his eye at Karl Drews, on ground, hotly contending the Phillies' pitcher was none too gentle tagging him after fielding a bunt. Buster Mills, 52. Reds' coach, First Baseman Eddie Waitkus and Umpire Bill Engeln broke it up before heads were broken. (NEA) HogansGetkedCarpet Welcome at Fort Worth SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga 1 New Orleans at Mobile 2 Little Rock at Memphis Sugar Ray Robinson, retired middleweight boxing champion, fought as an amnteurunder the name of Walker Smith. Oldsters Top Harness Racers By JACK HAND For Gayle Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — Jersey Joe Walcott, the old pappy guy from Camden, N. J., was only 37 when he won the heavyweight championship. "Old" Johnny Mize is 40. Gene Tunney, now retired 25 years, is only 54. Joe Louis is but 39 and Ty Cobb, only a legend to the younger generation, is 66. A fighter can be a veterah at 2c A ball player becomes an old- timer when he pushes past 30. But harness drivers, like savings accounts, improve with age. At 75, an age when most Spanish Aaierican War veterans confine their riding to the back seat of a car in the Memorial Day parade, El Shively of Lexington, Ky., Is talking abou; winning the Hamble- Ionian, richest harness stake, on August 12. Shively misht do it, too. He won last year at Bill Cane's triangular dotting park at Goshen, N. Y. with Sharp Note. He'll be driving the Bethel Boy, a lull brother ol Sharp Nute. Good Day's Work For a fellow 10 years past the social security age. it's a good day's work to clutch a whip, two reins and a stopwatch and patty cake around a mile track In a traffic jam in the best two out of three heats. With $100,000 or so in prize money, the young fellows don't let respect for old age stop them from going nil out. Our statistical expert, Alden Calkins, came ur. with some amazing figures on past Hambletonians. There have been 27, with No. 28 coming up in three weeks. Drivers over 60 have won 18—or 59 per cert. And, just a minute, 10 drivers 60 or over have finished first. Ana three have been 70 or older. The year before Shively won, the lp.te Quy Crippen of Pt. Atkinson, Wis got homu first with Mainliner. Crippen was 60. But in 1950, one cf the "kids' won when Del Miller ot Meadow Lands. Pa. scored with Lusty Song Del was only 37. The late Dr. Hugr Parshnll of Urbana, O. was the youngest ever to win when he copped the big purse with Lord Jim' In iD34 ill the age of 34. Youth May Get Turn Youth may Ret its turn this year for Del Cameron, 33, will be driv- ir? Newport Star, a highly touted entry among the 83 three-year-old trotters eligible. If 12 go in the race, as appears likely, the value will be $105,000 plus with the winner getting 60 per cent. According to the dope, Newport Star's greatest rival will be Peter Lina, raced by Harry Powhall of Goshen. Another tough colt to beat will be Kimberly Kid, driven by 70-year-old Tommy Berry, But the dope doesn't mean a thing. Last year Johnny Simpson, 3.3. was driving Duke of Lullwater, one of the to|i favorites like Newport Star in the current race. In- stcaa of setting a new record for the youth of a winning driver, the race produced the oldest winner In Shively. Grudge Match Scheduled for Monday Night They are going to throw awny the rule book at. Memorial Auditorium Monday night as four heavyweight grapplcrs set out to settle a grudge. Promoter Mike Meroney has booked a grudge tag bout between Rube Wright and Walter Sirois and AI Porman and Lester Welch. , The two teams will grapple over I !1Ild Jaming C»rnoustie course the 90-minute time limit route with I Ule Brittsh °V» en l[t!e - Paying part By HAROLD V. RATLIFF FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — Ben Hogan rested today for the second round of a homecoming celebration in which he is being hailed as., the greatest golfer in the world. The lamed stretch runner of the i didn't like the British-made ball links, holding the "triple crown"— because it WKS "mushy." thf Masters, National Open and ——— Hritish Open—returned to Fort Worth yesterday, walked a plush red carpet and told his friends and fellow townsmen: "I don't think any two people have ever hod so many people pulling for them as we hnve. Thank you and God bless you." Ben and his wife, Valerie, were greeted by 3(10 persons as they got off their pbne 10 minutes nhead of schedule. The band played nnd an honor guard from Carswell Air Korce Bn. c ;e stood at attention as Uic two walked over a 50-foot red carpet to (he air terminal. Monday there will be a testimonial luncheon which will attract a capacity 625 persons. It will fol- ow a ceremony at city hall and a parade. Hogan, who lost 20 pounds in process of going to Scotland for of tile tournament suffering" from Hie flu. said he. wns feeling fine .isain. He will be In Fort Worth \inlil Aug. 1 when he departs for ,<:nme exhibitions in Washington D. C , Now Jersey nnd Jophn, Mo. Then he'll go fishing in Canada be- fovc resuming his business inter- t'.slj, ont> of which is establishment of a golf club manufacturing concern—if a golf club tie has in mind works out as he hopes it will. It is a new metnod of making clubs. Hogan said he was going to rc.iume practice shortly so ns to get re-accustomed to the Amcrl- „ -- can bnll. which is larger than the Referee Meroney arranged. British-size ball he used in Scot- Two one-fall preliminary bouls i-nrl He had the balls made in are also on the card-with Welch ! America because he was more meeting Wright and Forman meeting Sirois. Texas rules applying. This means that practically all wrestling rules will be waived with the exceptions of eye gouging and choking. Forman ref creed last Monday night's bout in which Sirois and Wright met Welch and Don Fields. The bout, ended when Wright knocked Forman down and then started to work on the official because he was trying to stop a free- for-all. Forman joined with Welch and Fields in a tussle with Wright and Sfrals after the bout was over and a few minutes later he- hurled n challenge at the two toughies Which Osceo/a Faces Memphis Tonight The Osceola Little Leaguers will step outside of regular Northeast Arkansas Little League play tonight when they play host to the Memphis Power Mites, who have a seasonal record of eleven wins against one defeat. Osceola Little Leaguers, playing at a .500 clip in league play and a perfect margin out of league play feature some pretty country fair ball players themselves. The big gun nmong the Tribe's hitters Is Ed Weldon, pitcher-shortstop, who is hitting at a .525 clip. Ray Mann, Jr., catcher for the OLL, is slugging away at a .333 gait. Ray Adcock, rightfielder, with a .324 pace mark, has proven himself both at the plate and In the field. Jerry Hill, first sacker, is racking the ball at a .304 clip. Jack Morse. Ihlrd ba.semnn, is an eleven year old who displays the form of a major leaguer at the plate and afield. Morse is four points we the three hundred circle. Logan Young, shortstop, has been progressing steadily since the league opened June 1st, and has brought his stick mark from a dismal .167 to a .262 in the last eight games. The two youngest members of the club are. Jerry Weldon, n ten | year old lefthander, who handles] the centerfield position when not! on the mound, and Mark Weiss, ! "used to the feel," and that he nine year old second sacker. "Lit-| Glynn Howard Top Slugger Glynn Dale Howard has established a new Little League batting precedent, Tagging Rotary's freckled Curt Branscum for three singles in four trips to the plate last Tuesday, the American Legion first baseman- pitcher regained first place in the hitting race with a fine .517 mace mark, a gain of 32 points over his No. 2 position a week ago. In eight games the Yarbro left has come to but officially 28 limes with 15 hits, including three doubles and a triple. He has batted in seven mates and scored 11 runs- He also leads In lilts. Larry Fitzgerald, slugging Lions Club shortstop and one of their key cogs, continued his heavy hitting and upward surge. Larry found Sonny Elledge, Jaycee hurler, to his liking with a bases filled triple and .single that moved him from fourth to the nmnorup spot with .542, as compared to his last .524 swat record. In 24 chancre Fitzgerald has come through with 13 safeties He has one double, two triples and pair of four masters, driven in 15 runs, and counted 16 times. Held to one hit in three by Bill iBurrhead) Simmons, Lions Club third baseman turned pitcher, Steve McGuire, Jaycee catcher, lost his first place grip and skidded to third with a .538. a loss of 27 decimal.'!. He has 26-14, leads In homers with three, has batted in 13 and scored six. Steve has the most total bases, 26, too. Stalling* Moves Up Don Stallings, brilliant, little Kiwanis all-round performer, had perfect 2-2 plate record at the expense of Billy Haney. Shrine Olub, and jumped a peg to fourth with .520, as against last week's *18. He has 25-13 for the season thus far. Billy Ross. Kiwanis shortstop, could not connect against Howard in two and dropped from third to fifth with .500, down 42 points. Almost half of his 13 safeties have gone for extra bases, two triples, doubles and homers. He has sent in 25 and crossed the plate 13 times. Joe Era tcher. who gave way his mound job to let Simmons pick up some experience, collected a single in three that cost him 21 points but held on to the sixth slot at .450. He increased his runs batted in lead tfl 22. Clyde Griffin, hard working little Shrine catcher, took over seventh with 3-4, includh.j; a doublo aginst Kiwanis' Jimmy Bruce. Hl.i •ecord is .423, six points ahead of teammate Larry Whittle, (.411) who helped himself to a pair in four off Bruce. Ronnie Huey, Rotary first lascman, added his fourth tow-bag- ger In two and wound un In ninth it .408. Tenth rating Is held jointly jy Johnny Plunkett, American Le•ion right fielder, and Jerry (Cue Ball) Hill,'Lions Club centerfielder, each with .400. Plunket has 25-10, to 15-8 lor the Lions Club mite jjar- :Iener. Other batsmen with exceptional records include: Charles Cobb, Jaycees, .316; Burlcy White, American Legion .370; Simmons, LJoni Club, .350; Billy Haney, Shrine Olub, .3V. who Is the triples pace setter with four; Jimmy Killett, Lions Club and Doug Dorris, American Legion, .333; Don Tinker, .310; Bobby Peelc, American Legion, .308; Jesse Taylor, Bob Dallas, Shrine Club, and Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, American Legion, .292 each. Bratcher Gives Way Bratcher lost an opportunity to improve his sensational pitching record of 7-0 as Simmons added his first win, but the Lions Club ace did fan the four batters who faced him in the last 1 13 innings of the Jaycee scare, running his season whiff record to 81. Bruco racked up his second win in three decisions, ateo a tie, over the Shrine Club. Howard tamed Rotary for victory No. 3, against a single defeat. Branscum absorbed his third licking for Rotary, as Haney and Elledse were charged with their fifth reverse apiece. Billy has won three, but Sonny has failed to scratch. Haney is second to Bratcher in strikeouts with 74. He has walked 55. The American Legion, which bounced back into the win column, continued to pace the clubs in batting with .293, followed by the Lions Club, .286; Shrine Club .283, Rotary .249; Jaycees .231 and Kiwanis 325. The Legions have the most hits, 63. and doubles. 10; Shrine the most three baggers; the Lions Olub the most homers, seven, and most toial bases, 96. The Kiwanis C.'ub fia» posted the most tie at bat, 326. United Life Nips Mead's In Boy Window American United Life Insumnct Company came from behind to subdue a rampaging Mead's Clothien 10-9 in Bay Window softb»ll yesterday. Trailing 9-5 going Into the final inning, United Life levelled on Mead's pitcher Childs with three hits and five runs to grab *,he victory. Mead's got off early with seven runs In the first two innings off Garrott, pitching for United Life, and added two more In the sixth, but could not cope with the stretch drive of the winners who got two the second inning and added three more in the sixth before stag- Ing their last Inning rally. Eddie Beach, Dnve Wilson and John Fox of West Virginia'i 194848 basketball teams ar« back working on graduate degrees at the' University. le Well" has sprayed the ball to ill fields for a .311 mark and Weiss s hitting just below the ,200 murk. Stun Sunders, Icftfielder, has jroven his defensive ability and s hitting Just above the .200 mark. Coach Bill Benll will fire his ace. Ed Wr/ldon, against the Power Mltcs tonight under the arcs at lale Field with game time being set at 1:30. Save Money! Before you sign a contract for a new roof, new sldins, Interior or exterior painting, insulation, K-AS !nsta.llalion or any other building Improvement, let us rive you a fair estlmaU that will save you money. Phone 4551. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Semi-Pros Meet Stanford Sunday The Blytheville Route 2 Semi ' Pros will play Stanford Sunday ol! West Diamond, on Huddle Road j Thursday night the Pros beat Manila in a close 10-9 game. The I Pros held the game down until the! seventh with a 9-0 .score. 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