The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 28, 1953
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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1BI5S BLYTHEVTLLE (AKKT COURIER PAGE SEVEN * Cholly Needs More Heroes MILWAUKEE (AP) — "All we need is more heroes. So chortled Charlie Grimm lost night as his Milwaukee Braves frolicked into the clubhouse after mauling the New York Giants 13-0, with Eddie Mathews blasting a pair of home runs to lead the wrecking crew. "This is a first division club, "We're going to play ball now Just like I said before," Grimm we're home again. This is the time added. "Sure, we've been slump but we're bound to snap out of it. This a young ball club, with a couple of exceptions, and you've got to expect a letdown occasionally. "But a few more heroes, like that kid Mathews tonight, and we're back in business for sure." Mathews, the major league's home run leader for most of the year, Is just off the pace set by Babe uth in his record 60 homer season of 1927. uth diluted two in his 95th game, just as Mathews did last night, only one day earlier —July 26—to boost his mark to 33, one ahead of the 21-year-old Milwaukee slugger. Hero A Game Early in the.season, when the Braves were burning up the National League, they operated on what amounted to a. "a hero a game" system. Then, all at once, the fireworks fizzled. Nothing worked and the club started sliding. When it came home yesterday it was 7>/ 2 games behind pacesetting Brooklyn and only half a game ahead of third-place Philadelphia. Itast night's victory chopped half a. game off the Dodgers' lead. Newspapermen Barred Before the game, Grimm barred newspapermen from the clubhouse. He said later he'd "talked to the boys a little." A good part of the lecture, he admitted, concerned a fracas in New York Saturday night involving shortstop Johnny Logan and Vern Bickford, Veteran pitcher who has failed to deliver this year and now works in the bullpen. Orimm said the two players told him they'd had an argument and that Logan had popped Bickford once Under one eye. "It's all over now," Grimm said. "They're friends again. But it let the whole club know there was to be no more stuff like that going on. It's the first time since I've been » manager anything like that's happened. There are no fines, no suspensions, no punishments. I to make hay and we're going to do it. We're in the first division to stay." Virg, Robin Boast Low Earned Runs Roberts Leads In All-Round Pitching By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil (Fire) Trucks, one of the season's pitching surprises, and the always doubtable Robin Roberts boast the lowest earned run averages in the major leagues today. Earned run averages compiled by the Associated Press show that the 34-year-old Trucks, who has won eight In a row since joining the Chicago White Sox in mid- June, tops the American League with a 2.50 earned run mark. He has given up only 45 earned runs in 162 innings. Roberts, 26-year-old ace of the Philadelphia Phillies, heads the National League with a 2.28 slate, on 56 earned runs in 221 frames. Trucks, a five-game winner last ;eason (although he pitched two no-hitters), has been one of the junior circuit's leading righthand- ers this year. Overall, he has won 13 games and dropped only four. Virgil also has hurled live shutouts, two of them in his most recent starts, against the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia A's. Roberts, besides his earned run TENDIN' TO HIS KNITTIN'— Gardnar Mulloy knits socks between tennis matches. The veteran is resting in Miami, Fla., after losing to Vic Seixas at Spring Lake, N.J. (NEA) Majors Passed Worthington, But Gilbert Knew Him Well By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Spot Is Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Major league scouts passed up Allan Fulton Worthington because of a football injury to his left shoulder suffered as an Alabama freshman end in September, 1948. Conerly Browns' Nemesis NEW YORK UP)—Charley Conerly, recently signed to play his sixth j season as quarterback, for the New York football Giants, has proved a nemesis to the Cleveland Browns, \\tiile he was in the quarterback slot for the Giants he helped defeat the Clevelanders four times- Last Dec. 14 he completed four touchdown passes against tin Browns in a 37-34 win. Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla,, is going through a refurbishment program during the summer months. The running strip, built on nine-inch cushion of mud, Is to be spread with black marl and sand. When the University of Florida and Rice meet in football at Houston o nSept. 19 it will be the first rid match between the two. .supremacy, also leads the National League in almost every other pitching department. He hns the most victories, 17, most innings pitched, 221, most complete games, 24, most strikeouts, 116 and most shutouts, five. Robin had 28 victories in 1952. The joint of the shoulder kept popping oui of its socket. This reduced the major leagues' newest pitching phenomenon from a S30.000 to $50,000 bonus baby down to a point where the Nashville club could sign him. An operation during the Christmas holidays of 1949 mended Allen Worthington's shoulder move than somewhat, although the strapping right-hander still is not certain about its soundness. The extremely fortunate thing lor Al Worthington and the Giants is that it wasn't his right shoulder. Worthington, 23 and ruggedly handsome in a collegiate sort of way, has certain scruples against doing business on Sunday. Jack Schwarz didn't find this out until on the Sabbath at Melbourne, Fla., last spring he asked the young man to sign a New York National League contract. Worthington asked Schwarz, secretary of the Polo Grounders' farm clubs, if it would be all rignt if he waited until tomorrow. Schwarz explained that It was only a formality necessary necessary before the Giants could send him to their Minneapolis branch, wanted to know if anything was \vrong with the contract. "Everything is perfectly all right," said the very earnest prospect, "but I prefer not to sign on Sunday." * * * Schwarz told Larry Gilbert of th incident, and got a real good stor about how the Nashville owner kep \Vovthington at his Surphur De Park until aftermidnight to Ian him. Dickie Martin, a Vols 1 bird do who had played with Atlanta, Worthington pitching for his broth er Johnny's semi-professional tea in Birmingham in early June i 1951, took him to Nashville on Sunday. Repaired left shoulder or no Oil bert, the one-time Braves 'outfield er, knew a pitcher when he saw one "But he wouldn't sign on Sunday, he told Schwarz, "and I knew if h ever got of my park I'd never hav another chance to get him.'' Worthington, who sent the boys t the record books shutting out th Phillies and Dodgers in his first tw major league starts, started pitch EVERY DAY THOUSANDS MORE AGREE IT'S A treat worth repeating Echo Spring Kentucky Bourbon Now aged 6 years costs no more PINT Plus Sales Tux 86 PROOF • ECHO SPRING DISTILLING COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Allan Worthincton ing at nine In the Inglenook Park section of Birmingham "because he was the only kid who could get the ball over the plate." He won a few and played in the outfield for Birmingham's Phillips High, but recalls that he was not much. It Was in college, which he quit when he married his wife, Shirley, 5 with an ERA of 2,90 when yanked up from the Millers, who had bounced around in and out of the base- for the Vols in '51, captured 13 and dropped as many with an earned- run average of 3.54 in the little Nashville park In '52. He was 9 and in December, 1&50, while in his final semester, that he first attracted attention. • * » Yet the Timers and the Atlanta club turned Worthington down after he had pitched semi-professionally at Fulda, Minn., in the summer of 1B50. Worthington, seventh child In a family of 10 and the son of a Birmingham printer, won 7 and lost 10 ment. Fred Fitzsimmons said he wasn't ready, Worthington (rives all credit to Frank Shetlenbaek, the Giants' pitching coach. The six-foot-two, 195 - pounder with (he chestnut hair, and crew cut, was inclined to be wild high. So SheUenback advised him to keep his natural live fast ball low, and showed him where and \vht-n to release the ball to do just that. That turned out to be hi.-, power, j and he suddenly found the pla'e j It was as simple as that, and Al j Worthington turned out to be the j most exciting young pitcher to break into the majors since Bob Feller. Manila Preps For Asian Games AI> Newsfeatures MANILA — Construction of new stadia and modernization of old ones have erupted in a rash of preparation all over Manila for next year's second Asian games—a Far East Olympiad, boxing, wrestling and weight-lifting is being built near the Rizal Memorial Stadium where most of the games will be held. Electrically controlled scoreboards are being installed in all stadia. One Manila park Is being converted into practice grounds for the vis- Double-Heoder For Cotton Bowl AP Ncwsfcaiurcs DALLAS — A college football I "double-header" for the Cotton' Bowl is coming up again this fall. In 1950 two grid contests were held within an eight-hour period and 150,000 fans saw both Raines, within a period of 21 hours. The I Cotton Bowl is expected to be sold out for both affairs. { The 1950 (fames saw Texas and Oklahoma play in the afternoon before 75,000 and Southern Methodist meet Oklahoma A & M at night in a packed stadium. Oct. 9 Southern Methodist faces Missouri in a night game and marks the first home appearance of Chalmer Woodard, the new S.M.U. coach. On Oct. 10 Texas and Oklahoma play an afternoon game and the Cotton Bov/1 should be filled for this one, too. Guaranteed Watch Repair Special Your watch is disassem- olcd, cleaned, pivots polished and hair-spring adjusted Chronographs and automatics not included. 3 Day Service Thompson JEWELER Next Door tn Wade Furn. The longest boxing bout on record (with glovest occurred on April 6, 1892 when Andy Bowen met Jack Burke in New Orleans. It lasted 110 rounds—7 hours and 19 minuces — and was called a draw. Iting athletes. It will have faclllMel for baseball, basketball, volleyball, track, football and soccer. 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