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Wednesday, July 29, 1953
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SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUBIER KEWS WEDNESDAY^ JULY 29, 1953 Yanks, Indians In Flag Race By BEN PHLEGAR Al> Sports Writer Could it be that New York and Chicago are going to settle down and make it a nice simple two-team race for the American League pennant? Today and tomorrow should tell Pittsburgh. the story. The Yankees have a In the other American League chance to wipe out the Hag hopes games, Detroit outlasted Washing- for fourth-place Cleveland. The ton 8-5 and Philadelphia downed White Sox are in a position to do |St. Louis 9-7 on Ray Murray's two- the same for Boston. Neither series is the kind on which you'd Want to risk the family jewels although both the Yanks and the White Sox looked good in winning last night. New York ran up a 4-0 margin in the first six innings against Cleveland and beat the Indians 4-2. Chicago took the measure of Boston by the same count with Sam Mele, one-time j run homer In the eighth. The largest New York crowd in two years—57,461—showed up to watch the Yankees break their Vgo Grappasonni ITALIAN- HOGAN—Ugo Grappa- Cleveland jinx. Joe Collins and Gil I sonni is on hand for (he AIl-Ameri- Lions Club J romps Shriners By 8-5 Larry Fitzgerald and Joe Bratcher combined their talents to lead the Lions Club to a resounding 12-3 triumph over the Shrine Club yesterday, their ninth consecutive Little -.eague victory and assuring them of at least a tie in the second half of the split season. With the defeat the Shrine Club Nelson on four pitches then nicked ost its remaining chance for the Danny Morris for a second time in econd half championship, having < the game — a new record —. ost previously to the ' Kiwanis Prank Alford slammed a high lub. bounder to third and outran the Bratcher and Fitzgerald were throw for his first hit of the sea- he leading perpetrators in the - son antt filling the bases. Nelson ight-hlt assault on Billy Hanoy i scored when Whittle failed to come They collected three hits apiece j "P with Killett's made-to-order Deluding a pair of doubles, a triple' double play ball. Fitzgerald beat nd a home run, scored five runs ° ut a nit lo dee P short to account ctween them, and batted in nine for Morris. Whittle lumbled the f the dozen tallies for a pretty l)a11 but had "° chance for the play i u etroit . air afternoon's work with the wil- i sincp ne was dc ep on the grass. ] bt - Louls w. I Bratcher cleaned the bags with a Bratcher annexed his eighth Lit-| lo "B double to right. League victory in a row and: The Shrine Club finally got the BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Bcliln Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia New York .. St. Louis ... Cincinnati ,. Chicago Pittsburgh .. 03 56 . 52 50 51 44 34 31 .636 .583 .565 .543 .543 .454 .366 .304 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Benin New York .. Chicago Boston Cleveland .. Washington . Philadelphia 64 59 57 55 45 41 34 34 .667 .608 .576 .573 .459 .427 .354 .340 member of the Red Sox, banging s ( n g] e D y home three of the four tallies. The Yankees hadn't looked like champions since they captured other two Yankee tallies scored on ouble by Irv Noren and a single by Phil Rizzuto in the sixth. Cleveland got its two in the seventh on n walk, a double by Al Rosen and a Ithout a great deal of difficulty, i range in the last of the fifth and Taylor opened the base on balls. Tom Lube Easter. Red So* The Red Sox also drew their double-header in Chicago a week j largest crowd—35.385—to watch ago Sunday, and the White Sox I 'hem lose for the third time in 13 had dropped six of their last nine games. The loss went against Hec- games. tor Skinny Brown, who had won 10 Gap Is Widening; games this year and seven in a But. the gap is widening now. (row. Mele and Minnie Minoso ac- Kew York leads Chicago by. 514 I counted for all the Chicago runs, games and has an S'i-game bulge ! Both had home runs. over Boston and 9 over Cleveland, j The Cubs gave the game an'ay The Indians ha^e stayed close j to Brooklyn in Chicago as a pair of -*_,-. ,„ ._ . . , ,__ ^ Q seven un- McDougald hit home runs and the I can Golf Tournament*, running through Aug. 2. and the World'He yielded five hits in all. two of'scored two. Championship, Aug. 6-9. at Chi-i the scratch variety, fanned 10 'round with i Cairo's Tarn O'Shanter Country i while walking three, the most-Seay got his hands on Haney's I nZ, Club. The Lake Como Italian twice P asscs ln a sim!le Kame this sea-'towering fly but dropped it. He' won the Italian anel this year ac-|?° n :.. H ?, also P tm ^ a batter. No! and Taylor pulled an unintentiona counted for the Swiss and French SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Nashville Atlanta 59 Memphis Morocco Opens. (NEA> mainly because they had won 6ix In a row from New York. With this bubble broken, they are in danger of fading fast. Boston stands to get a big psychological lift today when Ted Williams returns to Fenway Farm. He •was released from the Marine Corps yesterday. Whether his mere presence—since he says he's not errors contributed to seven ! earned runs in the second inning. Johnny Podres checked the Cubs on four hits, three of them singles by Randy Jackson. Al Worthington and Hoyt Wilhelm held Milwaukee to three hits but the Braves didn't need any of them to score their two runs against the Giants. Three 'Walks yet In shape to play—will be ] two sacrifices and a long fly got enough to keep the Red Sox going j the runs home. Bob Buhl, who :_. i_ t . scored one of the runs, won his seventh game. Ray Jablonski drove in half of the Cardinals' runs against Pittsburgh with a pair of singles. Cincinnati scored its five runs in the first four innings against the remains to be seen. Brooklyn Brooklyn maintained its 7-game edge over Milwaukee in the National League by swamptng Chicago 13-2. The Braves edged New York 2-0. Third-place Philadelphia slipped nine games behind by losing 5-4 to Cincinnati, and St. Louis Phillies and Harry Perkowski weathered a four-run uprising in pulled into a fourth-place tie with the eighth to post his ninth vlc- thfi Giants with a 6-4 triumph over I tory. Ted Williams Welcomed By Boston Many Admirers Are Expected To Greet Ted the two tallies. An , or Bratcher Bratcher accounted for all three the final Lions Club scoring one hit came in an ; delayed double steal. Griffin nning and only one of the three filed sharply past Killett for Shrine runs was earned. While tagged pretty hard, particularly with ducks on the pond, Haney hurled much better than 1 of the score indicates. He struck out .splurge in the top half of the sixth" seven but walked four and hit two;Killett walked. Whittle fumbled batsmen. Pour of the gratis base: Fitzgerald's hard smash with an runners were turned into scorers easy force play in sight. Bratcher" by the alert league leaders. Pour j liner hit first base and bounded errors, most of them at critical crazily almost to the gravel road times were converted into runs, j adjacent to the playing field By all of which tended to mount the the time Billy Lambert retrieved score and make an interesting; (he ball BratcJ >«-"«vea game seem a complete rout. Fitzgerald Hits Homer By BILL KING BOSTON (AP) — Owner Tom Yawkey and Genera Manager Joe Cronin had their doting but muscular arms Arkansas Sportettes Schaufele Contender For Top CSL Rookie LITTLE ROCK MB — Top contender for "rookie of the year" honors in the Class C Cotton States League, in the opinion of most sports writers, is Louie Schaufele of the Jackson Senators. A Little Rock boy and property of the Southern Association Little Rock Travelers, Louie is batting a respectable .330. Al. last official count the outfielder-first baseman had driven in 78 runs and had hit 20 home runs, 23 doubles and thro triples. Schaufele made a good show- i Ing in spring training with the Travelers this year. He was farmed out to Jackson to strengthen his fielding ability. There's never been any doubt about his hitting. He'll get another chance at Class AA baseball next spring and, if w-alk the floor a couple of hours before his daughter was born. The next day, Charley drove back to Texarkana and shot a one- uncler par on the first 18 holes spread, wide today to welcome Ted Williams hack into the Boston Red Sox Cold. Williams, u r ho completed his second wartime tour as a Marine pilot yesterday. Is due tit Fenway Park about 9 a. m. (cst) after motoring here from Washington. And. most likely, as thousands of Williams' admirers gather to tender him an ovation, he will go through the formalities of resuming his twice Interrupted baseball career. The first step will be restoring him to the active player list. That can be accomplished by a telephone call to the American League hentlfnmrters in Chlcngo. Then he will sign a contract for the remainder of the 1953 season. Practice t« Start Yawkey, Who has paid Williams as much 'as $125.000 a season, in- of the Open's medal play. He drove jdlcaled thnt. corning to terms with to Little Rock that night to see'"" '" wife nnd baby, then back to Texarkana for the final round. He finished fourth among the pros and pocketed SBO prize money '* * ^ "'' the returned slugger would be easier and quicker than getting him rdnstnted. And. most likely, Williams will receive about $50,000 for rpturnlne to baseball. Just what Williams will do for the Rod Sox- in the immediate future is prnblerhallrnl. :her was perched on third from where he scored easily _, j ,. , , as Bill Simmons smacked a sinele It definitely was a two-batter of- off Dallas' shins 'ensive show for the Lions Club > m, „., . '. ' The Shrine Club went down battling gamely to the last with a final run in their last time at bat. Pugh drilled a single into right field and went to second when Louis Mathis' infield return sailed past second and third. He third as Bratcher tossed out Dallas. Small Lambert walked and was forced at second with Pugh "ie ordeal With two away in the first inning ind Jimmy Killett on first as a result of a fielder's choice, Pitzger- '.ld kept alive the Lions Club tradition of scoring in the first inning of every game but one by blasting one of Haney's low inside pitches out into the left field cotton patch for his third home run of the year In their first frame turn Haney j " c "° rl '° r assured his mates that there would i hv h»in, New Orleans Little Rock ... Chattanooga .. Mobile 45 .571 47 .557 58 51 .532 54 51 .5H 54 55 .495 49 56 .467 50 59 .459 44 64 .407 be no no-hitter turned in against them by doubling off Jess Raspberry's glove. He perished on second as Clyde Griffin was a strike- victim. Haney got out of a tough pitching spot in the second by fanning Raspberry and Billy Nelson with Bill Simmons on third, but he couldn't escape Fitzgerald in the next inning. The slugging shortsto r cracked another low pitch out into by being called out on strikes. The box score: Morris. If Eddings, IE Alford, rf Seay. rf-c Killett, 2b Fitzgerald, ss Bratcher, p ,,„! Simmons, 3b LIONS CLUB AB H 0 0 left field with Killett again on base. I "'"•, cf Both runners counted when Jimmy I Mn ™ s - rf Pugh let the hard drive get through Bas P ben 'y, Ib him and again enter the field. The Shrine Club filled the bases In the last of the third but couldn't ireak through the Lions' defense. Bob Dallas walked. Russ Smith, anned and Larry Whittle beat out' JL a W° r . 2b a slow hopper to third. Jessie Tay-j Ham y. P whiffed but Haney caught a '• Gnff ' n . o pitch on his arm. Killett shut the door by tossing out. Griffin. 10 Batters Take Turn 1 1 3 1 2 4 4 3 2 0 4 1 1 25 Sending 10 batters to the plate In Yawkey and Cronin want Wil- ! by being the recipient of n Bratch- he fourth the first half champions i Smith ' rf ill but kayoed Haney and salted I Lambert ' rf way the thing for good with five Totals nore runs. Jerry Hill started it vith a pass but was erased on a neat double play as Whittle took Raspberry's good smash, flipped to Taylor whose fast relay was in ample time to catch the Lion first I on record occurred on May 12, 1940 baseman. Obviously still disturbed Totals SHRINE CLUB AB H 4 1 3 0 2 1 3 1 3 0 3 1 . - . 31 Dallas, Ib 20 1 0 1 0 25 5 Score by innings: Lions Club ' Shrine Club ,„,.,, i : hltle ' ss Renfro, cf Lovelace, 3b Pugh, If PO 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 a 4 8 0 18 PO 3 1 1 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 13 Yesterday's Results , NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 3, Chicago 2 Milwaukee 2, New York 0 Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 4. Cleveland 2 Chicago 4. Boston 2 Philadelphia 9. St. Louis 7 Detroit 8, Washington 5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 13, Mobile 4 Atlanta 9. Little Hock 1 New Orleans 5, Nashville 0 Birmingham 3, Memphis 1 nnlngs) (10 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Milwaukee, —Gomez (8-4) vs. Surkont (11-4) Philadelphia at Cincinnati, — Eoberts (n-6) vs. Baczewski (5-1) Brooklyn at Chicago, —Meyer (9-4) vs. Lown (4-4) Pittsburgh at St. Louis, —Lindell (3-11) vs Haddix (11-4) Box Office Need: Live' Customers By JACK HAND For G»yle Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — George Trautman was talking about baseball the other day at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when he said, "We must find a way to thrive with television." But the head of the minor leagues meant all sports must find a way to survive in this electronic age. "Only flesh and blood spectators ill assure the healthy life of the game," he said. "Poorly populated stands are not companions . . . Inspiration does not come from remote control." Baseball, boxing, football and ther sports are stabbing for the nswer. Should they cut it out al- ogether? Is limited TV the an- wer? How about box office TV? Or is it better to grab what jou an get and let the chips fall yhere they may? Most promoters are sma nough to realize that TV, growin nd growing until it eventually w lanket virtually every home Vmerica, is here to stay. Walter O'Malley of the Brookly Jodgers is sold on box office T y which the fan will pay fc 'hat he sees on his home se 'otre Dame is going in for the; :r TV this fall. The Pittsburg lub, I believe, has no home T } resko's 4 -lot Innings {out Pirates Jablonski Sets Pace for Cards With 3 RBI's AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at New York, —Lemon (14-8) vs. Raschl (7-4) Chicago at Boston, —Pierce 01(11-7) vs. McDermott (10-6) 0| Detroit at Washington, —Aber °i (1-1) vs. Marrero (5-5) St. Louis at Philadelphia, —Pillette (4-7) vs. Kellner (8-8) 202 503 - 12 000 021 - 3 he makes it, It won't be any too soon. Louie's entry in argweed baseball was delayed. First, he spurned baseball contracts to obtain an . education at the University of Ar- i'.kansas, where he was better known "for his football than for his baseball because of the greater interest .in the college grid sport. Then, he • spent a couple of years in service — taking up his baseball life upoo his discharge this year. 'j;. Now he's making up for lost • time. For the first time in years. Ar-jlinms to decide when and how he i or high, hard one, Haney walked j Christi, Tex. kansas this summer doesn't hnvc | will relurn to the lineup. Williams a coaching school with big name Is uncertain. And manager Lou One of the shortest boxing bouts n record occurred on May 12, when Willard Dean knocked out Claude Allen in 11 seconds at Corpus SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Chattanooga Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis New Orleans at Nashville Little League Standings Lions Club Kiwanis Club Shrine Club American Legion Rotary Club t,. 0 1 2 2 2 3 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Little Joe Presko turned in masterful .four innings o: relief pitching last night as he held the Pittsburgh Pirates hitless to preserve a 6-4 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals. Presko came on in the sixth inning after starter Cliff Chambers had been lifted for a pinch hitter. But Chambers, who went out as the Birds took over the lead, received credit for the victory. Rny Jablonski led the 12-hit Cardinal attack by batting in three runs with a pair of singles. Steve Bilko had three hits in four trips to the plate, including a triple. Pittsburgh scored all four runs off Chambers in the fourth. Frank Thomas' three-run home run highlighted the Inning. Red Schoendienst, Cardinal second baseman who had been sidelined for a week with an eye in- mentors like Bear Bryant, Bobby Dodd, Bud Wilkinson and Prank Leahy as instructors. The Arkansas Athletic Association discontinued its school after last year. Conway High School football Players ought to be good mudders this fall. Their practice field is barren of grass, so Coach Raymond Bright plans to keep It soft by watering it every day. Little Charley Isom, assirAint golf pro at Little Rock's Riverdale Country Club, did amazingly well under an extreme handicap in the recent Arkansas Open tournament at Texarkana. The first day, while Isom was teaming with Byron Nelson for a victory in the Arkansas Cup matches, he was thinking of his wife who was in a Little Rock hospital awaiting the birth of a child. As soon as he walked off the 38th green, Charley hopped into a plane and flew home in time to The home state tutors will, however, get some off-season education. Arkansas Tech is sponsoring a coaching clinic with its own Raymond Burnett and Little Rock High's Wilson Matthews as the football faculty; Tech's Sam Hindsman and Van Buren High's Clair Bates as basketball teachers. The students stand to learn just as much useful information, for their problems are far more like those of this year's teachers than those of Leahy, Wilkinson, et al. Hardys Take Mead's 5-4 Hardys of the. Y Bay Window A League brightened u.p in the fifth j 5) and sixth innings to nose out Mead's yesterday 5-4. Tolbert was the w!nn!r.g pitcher | with Childs hurling for Mead's Hardy's made nine hits while Mead's got seven. Boudronu hopes Ted will decide to play himself into condition. "We don't expect Ted to' jump right back into the lineup." Cronin said as Yawkey nodded agreement. "He sets such a high standard for himself that. I'm sure he will be patient enough to wait until he is physically ready." equipment -UP get f 30 $ 20 TRADE-IK TiWDE-IK TRADE-IN Jaycees Games Today Rotary Club versus Jaycees Pet. 1.000 .667 .500 Jur 5 7 ' came on to play second in '333; the ninth as a defensive move. ]333JThe left side of his face was still .000! swollen where he was hit by a thrown ball in New York last Tues- 1 day. at all. In the absence of Federal Communications Commission approval for the box office TV idea, many promoters are turning to the practice of blacking out the local area. The New York Yankees, for instance, are not televising six or seven games from Yankee Stadium, including last night's juicy date with Cleveland. Instead, they are bringing in a selected few road games. Undecided George Weiss, Yankee general manager, hasn't made up his mind on the success of the experiment. After the season, the figures will be analyzed and checked against attendance at TV games, taking into account advance ticket sales. The baseball men also are watching with great interest the success of Ray Arcel's Saturday night boxing series which blacks out the local area but beams the shows on a coast-to-coast network. While Madison Square Garden is drawing crowds too small to announce and Chicago Stadium came up with only 980 last week for . Dan Bucceroni-Tom Harrison, Syracuse promoter Norm Rothschild, with a local blackout, had houses of ?46,100 and $26,900 for two^ recent shows. Sponsors are reluctant to black out New York with its millions of sets and great market, so Arcel oofc his show on the road. New York sees the fights on TV but he local towns don't. By careful matchmaking, intelligent promo- ion and imaginative operation, it proving a success. Junior 'Y 7 Forms Chess Club Here Junior members of the Blythe- ille "Y" yesterday formed a Chess club which they have dubbed The Y Knights" with Billy Peek: s club president and Herbert oveless as secretary-treasurer, nmediately after formation of the iub a double elimination tourna- :ent was started with 15 partici- ants. In the first round of play, Billy ambert drew a bye while Keren Loveless defeated Jack Reno, Carroll Knapp won over Marty audle, Bobby Peek won over ndy Stanley, Charles Thompson efaulted to Leon Lowe. Billy Peek efeated Jack Lent!, Donald Burn whipped Wayne Webster and Pug" Shelton defeated Wendell hitmon. The second round saw Loveless dvancing by winning over Lam- rt and Knapp over Bobby Peek, hlle Billy Peek eliminated Lowe id Shelton took a decision over urton. Loveless gained the semi- nals by tripping Knapp. In the losers bracket, Stanley de- ated Caudle but lost to Renfro d Webster won over Chltmon. ie tournament Is expected to ba mpleted today. 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