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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1953 Dodgers See Pennant Ahead By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sport* Writer If the Brooklyn Dodgers play close to .500 ball on their 13-game Western road trip opening today in Chicago, the home office will be sorely tempted to start having '"—'-" Series tickets printed. The Dodgers begin their third* Western swing with a seven-game bulge over the Milwaukee Braves and the deep-,rooted confiction that the only serious challenger between them and the pennant is fourth-place New York. Ths Giants went West with high hopes, too, but they got off to a dreadful start last night in Milwaukee where the given-up-for- dead Braves buried them under a 13-0 count. For the Dodgers, the West this year has proved just as wild and woolly as the storybooks claim. Brooklyn won only three out of Giants, Dodgers Monopolize Batting Race NEW YORK (AP) New . York Giants and The the BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost 1'ct. Behind Brooklyn Milwaukee .. Philadelphia New York ... St. Louis .... Cincinnati ... 'hicago Pittsburgh ... 33 40 39 41 43 53 58 70 .053 .579 .511 .549 .538 .448 .370 .307 10 11 18 '/2 26'/j 34 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York .. Chicago .... 3oston Cleveland .. Washington . Philadelphia Detroit it. Louis ... 63 58 57 55 45 40 33 34 .663 .604 .532 .578 .464 .421 .347 .343 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn Dodgers monopo- fashville ... Atlanta Memphis ... Birmingham New Orleans ^< ui^.j i, ^ ^ u 5 ^ * ^ mv/<iuj*w- j Little Rock . eight games on its first Journey lized the National League bat-! Chattanooga West. On their second trip the Dodgers won six and lost eight. The Giants can still recover from last night's beating. Unlike the Dodgers they've played good ball In the West this season, winning U out of 21. Braves After the Braves dropped three of their four games In Brooklyn over the weekend, most observers figured they were finished. But against New York last night Charlie Grimm's lads tried to persuade the home folks it was all a mis- ting race today with three players from each team among the first ten. Monte Irvin, the Giants' veteran outfielder, collected 10 hits In 26 at bats last week (a four point pickup) to deadlock Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals for the lead, each with .335. Schoendienst was on the injured ist with a gashed eye and a pulled abdominal muscle. Furillo The Dodgers' Carl Furillo is third at .324 followed by teammate 60 44 .577 — 58 47 .552 2!j> . 58 50 .537 4 . 53 51 .510 7 53 55 .491 9 49 55 .471 11 49 5<> .454 13 44 63 .411 17'/ 2 Mobile Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 13, New York 0 (Only game scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled m , ,, „ , ,. They clubbed Jour New pitchers for 14 hits and made it easy for lefty Warren Spahn to register his 13th victory of the season and his 30th major league shutout. Eddie Mathews hammered two home runs, the first one with the bases loaded during an 8-run uprising In the fourth inning. The blast was Mathews 1 second grand slam clout of the season and his night's work left him with 32 homers In 95 games, one short of Babe uth's pace in 1927, the year the Babe hit the all-time record of 60. The game was the only one 'in either league. Giant* The Giants stick around Milwaukee for three more games on this visit. Brooklyn plays three in Chicago. Pittsburgh is in St. Louis for three and Philadelphia opens the tour with three in Cincinnati. In the American league, where only eight games separate fourth- place Cleveland and first-place New York, the Yankees begin their home stand with three games against the Indians who have beaten them six in a row. Boston, fresh from a brilliant 10-2 road trip, plays second-place Chicago in Boston. (A! Louis will be at Philadelphia and Detroit at Washington. Jackie Robinson and the Giants' York | H ank Thompson, in a deadlock for fourth at .322. The other New among the elite is York player Whitey Lock- Play Starts In Western Amateur By HAROLD HARRISON Cincinnati, lift— one of the hottest shooting fields in the tournament's history started match play today In quest of the Women's Western Amateur Golf Championship. It took an 84 to get Into the championship flight, a tie for low In the tourney's 53 years. The surprise winner o< the qualifying medal was Mrs.. Buvt Weil of Cincinnati, she is a 49-year-old expert of the links who has won the Cincinnati City championship 11 times and the Ohio title three times. Mrs. Well, playing In only her third Women's Western Amateur, was only one over par as she fired a 76 in blisting heat yesterday. The draw placed her against Claire Doran of Cleveland in the start of match play today. Miss Doran, current Ohio titllst, had an 80 for her qualifying round. Polly Biley of Port Worth. Tex., the defending Women's Western champion, finished only a stroke behind Mrs. Weil and she drew Jean Hopkins of Cleveland as her first-round opponent. Thirty-two were in the flight. That upper bracket where Mrs. Weil will start was loaded with talent, including Pat Lesser of Se- man. He's in a seventh place lie with Chicago's Frankle Baumholtz, with .317 apiece. George Kell In the American League, George Kcll of the Boston Eed Sox continues to set the pace, although he battled a mild slump last week. The hard-hitting third sackcr dropped five points to .328 with only five hits in 20 trips. Washington's Mickey V e r n o n gained seven points with ll-for-27 and cruised into second place with a .325 average. Billy Goodman of Boston 1« third with .323. Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians leads the junior circuit In iiome runs with 26 and runs batted 83. Eddie Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves tops the National "league In home runs with 32. Roy 'ampanella of Brooklyn has driven In the most runs, 80. Bulldogs Win From Leading Eagles The Bulldogs of the "Y" Pee Wee League threw a crimp Into the pennant aspirations of the League leading Eagles yesterday afternoon with a decisive 14-1 win, at 8th Street Park. Although they got only 4 hits, they tonk advantage of 15 bases on balls by the generous Eagle pitchers and :ot their blngles In the right places to score freely. Winning pitcher "Blackie" Carson gave up six hits but walked only one. The Bulldog scoring got under way early with five markers In the first on five walks, 1 hit and on error. Again in the third they used exactly the same combination to score 6. The Eagle tallied two in the 2nd and one each In the 3rd nncl 4th innings. The big blow of the game was Bob Thompson's homer In the second, as he led off the Eagles. The longest blow for the Bulldogs was Johnston's two bagger. Winning pitcher was Carson and the loser was "Buddy" Haney. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 4. Mobile 3 Memphis 6, Birmingham 1 Little Rock 3-3, Atlanta 1-8 (Only games scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Milwauke, —Worthington (2-2) vs. Buhl (6-5) Brooklyn at Chicago, —Podres (6-2) or OB (6-2) vs. Klippstein (5-8) Philadelphia at Cincinnati. — Drews (5-8) vs. Pcrkowski (8-7) Pittsburgh at St. Louis, —Lapalme (5-10) vs. Chambers (1-4) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at New York, —Wynn (10-7) vs. Ford (10-4) Detroit at Washington —Carver (7-8) vs. Shea (B-U St. Louis nt Philadelphia, —Larsen (2-8) vs. Byrd (10-10) Chicago at Boston. —Dorish (8-3) or Dobson (5-5) vs. Brown (10-2) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile nt Chattanooga Atlanta at Little ock Birmingham at Memphis New Orleans at Nashville • Yankees Will Meet Indians Tonight Starting 14 Game Round Of Western Clubs By ED COBRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — If they're going to blow their five-and-a-half-game lead in the, American League, the New York Yankees will have ample opportunity starting tonight. Prof. Casey Stengel and his sometimes bomberless bombers )lay 14 games in the next 12 days n the Yankee Stadium against the Western clubs—two of which are 'ery definitely interested in whit- ling the bulge. Start With Indians The Yanks start their host role vith a three-game set against the Cleveland Indians who are in fourth place, eight games off the pace. Stengel has Whitey Ford, Vic Raschi and Jim McDonald lined up for the hurling chores. Al Lopez will send his three aces—Early Wynn, Bob Lemon and Mike Garcia against the New Yorkers. He has no choice, really, since he must get his men going j if they are to make any progress. Sports Roundup — White Sox Stage Sleep Walk During Exhibition By JACK HAND For Gayle Talbot COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. f AP) — The good people of Cooperstown went home from Doubleday Field mumbling to themselves — "So this is the team that's going to beat out the Yankees?" They had a point, too, for the Chicago White Sox staged a weird exhibition of sleep/ walking in the afternoon yesterday on their visit to baseball's birthplace. MEXICAN JUMPING BEAN— Alfredo Mendoza, former Mexico City bull fighter, is tree-top high-and then some setting a new world record of 92 feet in the Cypress Gardens, Fla., Dixie Tournament. The show is a tune-up for the National Water Ski Meet in August. ONEA) If they lose this se ishecl. Yogi Berra Stengel is his usual optimistic self, happy that some of his hitlers are coming nround. Yogi Berra, for example, h't five home runs on the last road trip, "And remember that even though Cleveland. Chicago and Boston all are in the running, they'll be at each other all the way down the line," the professor observed. "The improvement of the tigers is agood thing, too. They can give you a hard time now." For a long time, Casey figured he had to whip only the Indians or the White Sox to win. Now he's not so sure. "Those Bed Sox have been amazing, winning on the road like they , have," he said. "They have good I fielding and pitching. They don't get a lot of runs, but they don't need them. If they get Ted Williams back soon, he'll lift them, too." With his hitters coming through, Stengel has turned his attention :o his pitching staff. The old-timers like Eddie Lopat, and Raschi need too much rest and the youngsters iren't coming through in the pinch At least, It didn't until someone captured a female wolverine in Alaska last year and presented it to Director Prank G. Mclnnis of De- they're fin- | troit Zoo. She gave birth to a son March 23. It was only an exhibition game, of course, and chances are the Sox will all make like Hornsbys and Cobbs tonight when they play the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Paul Richards, the manager, talked about his ball club as he squirmed on the bench while Cincinnati scored four runs in the first inning. Every time he looked up a ball was dropping in front-of an outfielder,or rolling into the overflow crowd for a ground rules double. Under the circumstances, it was hard to keep your mind on any pennant race. Bearden "Better warm up Keegan," he shouted to one of his coaches. "It don't look like he (Gene Bearden) is going to get anybody out." Bearden finally did get the side out and Paul relaxed a little. "Things never win the way you think in the spring," he said"I figured on four pitchers—Lou son and Saul Rogovin—and they all let me down something terrible. "Then there was Vern Stephens, gwe gave up a pretty good pitcher (Hector Brown) to get him. I thought' he would fill the bill but he didn't come close. It was a good thing we came up with Bob Elliott. Never Admits Defeat "Otherwise, things have held together pretty good. Give us a little extra punch and maybe some pitching and we could win this thing." Richards never admits defeat. When the Yanks had won 18 in a row and the White Sox were 13 games behind he refused to concede. He's that kind of a guy. Play to the final out every day. "Three clubs have a. chance to beat the Yankees if they don't straighten i. "If out pretty soon," Lopat, Reynolds Raschi can't live up to their old standards, they're in trouble. The Kretlow, Tommy Byrne, Joe Dob- secondary pitching isn't good enough, "Our patching has been in and out too. Right now I'm starting Billy Pierce, Sandy Consuegra, Virgil Trucks and Mike Fornieles. I'm going to have to start Harry Dorish in Boston. "Trucks is our big guy, won eight straight since we got him. He throws as hard as ever. I used Detroit. When he's right, he's as to catch him when I was with good as he ever was. If I had a couple more like him and Pierce—" United Life Wins The United Life Softball team of the Bay Window league nosed out the 61 Implements yesterday with i score of 7 to 5. The 61s were ahead in the third but the Lifes pulled ahead in the fourth to hold the lead and add two more to their score. attle. Wash., the National Inter- Collegiate champ. Two players who were figured as possibilities for the title failed to survive the qualifying round. They were Mary Agnes Wall of Menomince, Mich.. Michigan titleholder in law and 1850 and runner-up in (his tournament in 1941 and 1943, and Mnrjorie McNeely of Evansville. Ind., 1953 Indiana women's titleholder. Miss Wall's 43-43-86 put her out of competition, Miss McNeely shot 84, but lost out in a five-woman playoff. Chicks Show Signs Of Second-Half Surge By VEKNON BUTLER Associated Press Sports Writer During the first half of this rough Southern Association Sr"w /M e ' 'V 6 Mem P his Chicks alternately sprinted and sttuntiled. Now the tribesmen are showing signs of a second- half surge similar to the one last year which carried them to the Dixie Series championship. Luke Appllng, who weeding out some of lias his been older players lately, used his eldest last night to top Birmingham in the first game of a crucial .series. The victory widened t h e third-place Chick lead to three games over the Barons. Tommy Fine, 38-year-old right- hander, threw a neat five-hitter and the Chickasaws coasted to a 6-1 verdict over sagging Birmingham. New Orleans edged Mobile. 4-3, and Atlanta rallied to down Little Rock, 8-3, in the second half of a doublcheader after losing the first to the Travs, 3-1. Nashville and Chattanooga were not scheduled. Fine The veteran Fine, who was winning games In organized baseball \vhen some of the young Birmingham sluggers still wore knee- pants, stayed ahead of the hitters all night and never was in trouble. He walked only one batter. . Atlanta fought back grimly In the second game at Little Rock to remain 2'i games behind leading Nashville. Outfielder Pete Whl- semuu clubbed a home run, triple j and double as the Crackers scored f . I seven runs in the last three inn- ings. In the short opener, Taylor Phillips' 4-hit mound gem was marred by shoddy defensive play which handed Little Rock two unearned runs In the sixth inning. The loss was Atlanta's first in eight starts on the .current road excursion. M i 1 o Johnson,. Trav righthander and an old Atlanta nemesis racked up his 12th victory. Ted Returns to Red Sox Tomorrow Park tomorrow. lor tonight's game between the Red The 34-year-old outfielder, who has been flying jet planes in Korea, went through the formally of signing a few papers at the naval gun factory and then was freed for active duty on another fronU— the baseball diamonds of the American League. Anxtous To Help "I'm anxious to help if I can swing i bat," Williams told report- was re' •-- "'• "i^- J-^/OLVU 1VLU UUA, Wda 1 U- today. He said he'd probably show up in Fenway me or not. 1 Col. Kenneth B. Campbell, commanding officer of the Marine barracks at the turn factory, of... , —- ficially wished Williams God'spced did not expect to get there in time | on behalf of the Marines ers. He said he and a friend were driving to Boston this afternoon and Sox and the Chicago White Sox. Just when he would return to the line-up in which he was a star batter before being recalled to duty with Marines, Williams said he did not know. Back To Fenway Park '•These orders," he said, handing Williams a shraf of papers, "will take you back to your home at Fcn- way Park." Williams was called up May 1, Welch, Forman Outlast Sirois And Wright Things got rough at the Memorial Auditorium wrestling matches last night with Lester Welch and Al Forman outlasting Walt Sirois and Rube Wright in a Texas rules, catch-as-catch-can affair. The bout started on a rough note with Wright pinning welch after 15 minutes of wild wrestling to give victory to his team. But Forman and Welch came ng back. 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