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Thursday, July 30, 1953
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PAOBRX BLTTHEVILLH (ARlf.J COTmiBR TTEW1 TFUBSDAT, TOT.T W, Bums Ready For Runaway? By BEN PntEGAR AP Sports Writer More and more the Brooklyn Dodgers' current Western irip Is beginning to look like the triumphant tour of a reigning monarch through the provinces. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Loil Pet. Behind Brooklyn .... 64 33 .WO — Milwaukee ..86 41 .577 « Philadelphia . 62 41 .559 10 New York ... 51 42 .548 11 St. Louis .... 52 43 .547 11 Cincinnati ... 45 53 .469 19i/ 2 Chicago ..... 34 60 .362 28'^ Pittsburgh ... 31 72 .301 36 It's still theoretically a pennan race in the National League, bu a glance at the standings todaj shows it's more theory than race The Dodgers lead by eight game over second-place Milwaukee wit] 67 left to play for each club. The Dodgers could still blow it but it wouldn't be easy. For example, suppose Brooklyn —which has won 15 of its last 17 and at almost a 2-1 average al season—would suddenly fall oft to & .500 pace, losing as many as it wins the rest of the way. If such a thing happened, Milwaukee would have to win 37 of its remaining 57 games to gain a tie. That's a .649 clip, considerably faster than the Braves have moved so far. Third-place Philadelphia would have to win 42 while St. Louis would have to take 41 of its last 59. Gains A Game Brooklyn shaded Chicago 6-5 yesterday and gained a full game over the Braves, who bowed 3-2 to the Giants in Milwaukee. The Phillies fell apart in Cincinnati, losing 13-<1. St. Louis defeated Pittsburgh 8-2 as Harvey Hnddix registered his 12th victory against four losses. The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox widened their lead over their first-division cohorts in the American League. The Yankees turned back Cleveland for the second straight. time 7-3 and three early runs, caught the end of five and then won the game with four in the sixth. Did What Trainers Said'--Fiore Florio Boys Get Credit for Welter Upset By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — The 'lorio brothers — Dan and Vick — can take the bows for Carmine Fiore's upset victory ast night over Danny Giova- elli at Madison Square Gar- New York . Chicago Boston Cleveland .. Washington . Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind . 65 32 .670 — 60 38 .612 6'/ 57 43 .570 D' 55 42 .467 10 .56 53 .465 20 . 42 55 .433 23 34 63 .351 31 34 67 .337 33 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet,. Behind Nashville Atlanta Memphis Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock . 58 . 55 . 55 51 49 Mobile 44 46 .566 — 47 .581 1V4 52 .527 4 51 .519 6 55 .500 ^ 59 .464 H 57 .462 11 65 .404 17}4 RESCUE AT SEA—Larchmont, N.Y., Race Week on Long Island Sound has its precarious moments too. But these three girls from Larchmont's junior yacht club thoroughly enjoyed it as the Blue Jay class sailboat, skippered by Barbara Bertrand, capsizes. Toby Peterson, launch driver, handles the rescue. (NBA) yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 6, Chicago 5 Cincinnati 13, Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 2 New York 3, Milwaukee 2 den. the White Sox exploded for eight runs in the ninth inning to whip the Red Sox 8-3. Chicago trails New York by 5'/ 2 games but Boston has dropped 9)4 behind and Cleveland 10. In second-division battles in the America nL e a g u e , Washinglon trounced Detroit 13-5 with Mickey Vernon blasting a three-run home run and two singles and Philadelphia made it two in a row over St. Louis 9-3. The Dodgers scored five runs in the fourth inning and added what proved to be the winning run in the fifth when Gil Hodges walked with two out and scored on a double by Koy Campanella. Giants The Giants broke a string of 22 scoreless innings against Milwaukee before their game was one out old. Whitey Lockman led off with a triple and Al Dark brought him home with a single. Dark later scored on Monfe Irvin's single. A double by Bobby Thomson and a single by Wes Westrum In (he second produced the run the Giants needed to win. Cincinnati .drove Robin Roberts of the Phils to the showers for only the second time this season. The St. Louis attack against Johnny Lindell and two Pirate relief men Including four doubles, a triple by Enos Slaughter and Solly Hemus' llth home run with a man aboard, Maury McDermott tamed the White Sox at Boston for eight innings on two hits but they pounded him out of the box in ' (he ninth with an all-out attack. Billy Pierce went all the way for his 12lh victory. . The Yankees spotted Cleveland "I did everything my trainers told me." said Fiore. "Dan and Nick told me to go in there and fight him. That's what I did. They told me to use my right more because he'd be looking for the left." The 23-year-old veteran of 62 fights did just that. Time after time he hammered home a right lead over Danny's pawing jab. Then when he found the opening, he'd crash a left hook to the head. Fiore, a 3 to 1 underdog, scored s surprising an upset in whipping 21-year-old Giovanelli before some 2,500. paying $7,500, as (Danny boy !iad done when he defeated Vince Martinez in May. The Martinez win was the one that "made" Beaten by Martinez last January and stopped by Carmen Basllio April, Fiore now wants return Hatches with both. "I won the welterweight championship of Brooklyn," he said. 'Now I want the New York state title. After that, who knows?" Giovanelli was let down by the outcome of this scrap between two Brooklyn lads. "He sneaked punches at me when I least expected them," he said. "I'd like to fight him again. I guess he just has more experience than me." It was the third defeat for Giovanelli in 24 starts, ending n 13- fight win streak. There was no doubt about the decision in the nationally televised bout. Referee Al Ben had It 8-2. Judge Jack Gordon 7-2-1 and Judge Art Atdoln 8-3-1. The AP card was 7-2-1. Fiore dropped Giovanelli with left just before the boll ended the eighth. He had him in trouble, AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 8, Boton 3 New York 7, Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 3 Washington 13, Detroit 5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 1, Mobile 1 Atlanta 5, Little Rock 1 New Orleans 13, Nashville 0 Birmingham 12, Memphis 1 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago, —Mickens (0-0) or Loes (11-6) vs Rush (4-9) New York at Milwaukee, —Mag- He (8-5) vs Burdette (7-1) Philadelphia at Cincinnati, — Simmons (8-8) vs. Baczewskl (5-1) Pittsburgh at St. Louis, —Face (4-3) vs Mlzell (8-6) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at New York, —Garcia (12-6) vs Lopat (10-2) Chicago at Boston, —Fornleles (1-4) vs Parnell (14-6) Detroit at WQASHING —Carver TON (7-8) vs Stobbs (5-5) St. Louis at Philadelphia, — Blyzka (2-5) vs Fricano (4-6) NFL Clubs Have 176 In Service Many Expected Back This Fall WASHINGTON (AP) — Na-, tional Football League clubs! knocl ™s at the .300 class w: Arkansas Sporfettes Arkansas' George Kell Leads Bosox Batting By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ It's time to check up again on Arkansas in the major leagues. While all the report cards are good, George Kell of Swifton is as usual — the brightest light. The Red Sox slu ger leads the American League in batting with a .328 mar and tops the loop's third baseman in fielding at .972, Cubs third baseman Randy Jack-* —" —- JCs Beat Rotes For First Win Making his season debut, Berry Ball led the Jaycees to their first Little League victory in nine starts, a smashing 14-7 rout of the Rotary Club, yesterday afternoon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ball I as Bobby Westbrook came In fast on of Little Rock and Helena is ith a Sherman Lollar of Fayetteville _ - ,... batting .284 for the White Sox .Press survey showed todav,; and is the American's second rank- but a lot of them will be drill- in s catcher in fielding with a .990 average. The Arkansas pitchers would form a great staff for any club. ing on gridirons this fall. It's too early to know just what the services will do, what with their appropriations and personnel cutbacks. But sources, official and unofficial, indicated many reservists will be released from active duty in the near future. Many of the NFL prospects in military service are on active duty under the Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) program. Some Pentagon sources feel these may be among the very first men deac- i Browns. . Ellis Kinder, Pope County's contribution to the Red Sox, owns the best earned run average in the American League — a sweet 2.27 — on seven victories and four defeats. Johnny Sain of Belleville has a 9-6 won and lost record for the Yankees; Preacher Roe of Hardy is G-4 for the Dodgers and Martin Stuart of Paragould 4-1 for the tivated. That is because manpower SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Nashville Birmingham at Little Rock Mobile at Chattanooga (Only games scheduled) , )ut not on the deck, in the first md sixth. Just before the final bell, a solid right to the body doubled up his opponent. Fiore vcighcd 146. Giovanclli 14514. Sports Roundup — Ted M ay Be Swinging Sooner Than T kinks By JACK HANI) For Gayle Talbot NEW YORK tfl _ Ted Williams is "back and the stories out Boston say he "might" be able to do some pinch hitti.m days. You wouldn't want to bet, mister, would you? Pels Make Big Drive In Southern A couple more days like yesterday when Chicago scored eight runs against Boston in the ninth inning, and Teddy Is liable to take his batting practice between the hours of 2 and 5 p. m. in American League games. Tom Umphlett's collision with the bullpen rail might hurry it up too. Ted never waited long to get to •work, even in spring training. He'd drive up in front of the Sarasota Terrace Hotel, leave his wife sitting in the car, and hike over to the clubhouse at Payne Field to take his turn «» bat. Long after the others had showered, and left for the beaches, Williams would be swinging that bat while a batboy pitched and Johnny Orlando, the clubhouse attendant, "chased the balls. Maybe Ted will be able to restrain himself, now that he has spent almost 15 months as a Jet fighter pilot, but I doubt It. ' Williams' return naturally recalls the dramatic comeback of Hank Oreenberg in 1945. Hankus, a captain in the Army Air Force, was away for four years before he came back to the Detroit Tigers. He hit a home run his his first game, played 78 and wound up with a .311 average. Like Williams he, too was 34. That final damp day at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis never will be forgotten by those who were there. Washington already had finished its season with an 87-67 record. Detroit, rained out Saturday, went into a final Sunday doubleheader at St, Louis with an 87-65 record. If Detroit won both or split, they were in. K they lost two, there would b» a playoff Monday. , It rained hard at St. Louis, hard it seemed they never would be able to play. The game started an hour later and was played in a drizzle. With St. Louis winning 3-2 In the ninth, Greenberg stepped ui in the rain and mud to hit a grand slam home run that won the pen nant. The second game wasn't finished but it didn't matter. In baseball, nothing is impossible. The Red Sox trail the Yanks by 9Vi ball games and time Is beginning to run out on them. Still they have 55 games to play, 8 with New York, 9 with Cleveland and 7 with Chicago. . By JACK SIMMS Associated Press Sports Wrlier Another bird is scratching at the door of the Southern Association's first-division henhouse today, and if the New Orleans Pelicans keep it up a little longe.r they're sure to find roosting room Inside. Danny Murtaugh's Pels have won 13 of their last 18 games, moving from sixth to fifth and cutting the distance to first place from 11 to 7 games. Last night, New Orleans clubbed Nashville's Vols, 13-0. The New Orleans victory and Atlanta's 5-1 decision over Little Rock left first- place Nashville only half a game ahead of the Crackers, Birmingham climbed to within re games of the Vols by clipping third-place Memphis, 12-1. Chat- n about 10 i tanoo S a Jumped over Little Rock into sixth by downing the Mobile Bears, 2-1. Lefty Bill George limited Little Rock to five hits as the onrushing Crackers grabbed their seventh ductions are likely lo mean cutbacks In either career or reserve personnel. When .that decision is reached, It is expected the reserves will be the first to RO. While the survey showed at least 176 NFL on active military duly, there are others whose names have not yet been recorded. PiHsburs; aliasing But on the list of 176 are such prominent football names as Oilie Matson, Don Hcinrich. Ed Modzelewski, Al Dorow, Hank Lauricella. Arnold Galiffa, Bob Goode, I Bill Wade, Les Riehter, Bob Cain. Frank Mcphce, Bobby Wilson, Elmer Wilhoile and Dan Foldberg. The Pittsburgh Steelers reported the greatest number of players on active duty. 25. The Chicago Cardinals followed with 23 and Green Bay with 20. Arkies in the higher class minors, on the other hand, have fallen off their early season paces. Marvin -Blaylock of Ft. Smith, who has shifted his first basing from Minneapolis to Syracuse; Skeeter Kell of Swifton, still alter- Arkansas assistant basketball coach who is with Shreveport;Wally Moon of Trumann, Otey, Little Rock's home-grown Weather, Haddix Both Hot Long-Ball Attack Helps Win No. 12 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The weather was hot in St Louis and so was young Har vey Haddix as he pitched the St. Louis Cardinals to theii third straight win last night. This victory came at the expense of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-2. The Pirates went down under booming 13-hit attack by the . lirds which included four doubles, and R. C. | a triple and Solly Hemus' nth second sacker, aren't listed among the top 20 hitters in their respective leagues. The Toronto pitching record of Red Fahr, from Marmaduke, no\ stands at 5-8. The lone exception in the bigger minor classification is DeWitt's Mel Wright, whose pitching has been worth seven victories and two setbacks for Kansas City. Arkansans will have an opportu- The other clubs line up- Wash- nity to see Ben H °gan in action ington 18: Chicago Bears, San i . fal1 ' Tne bi = mtle man of tne Francisco and Los Anecles, 16 each i hnks has P™mlsed Pro Johnny Baltimore 12: Detroit 11 cievo- 1 vvhltten ne> " glve an exhibition ' land 8; Philadelphia 6 York 5. Most of the big name players on active duty are in the Army or the Air Force, where reductions In officer strength are likely to be the sharpest. FOR BEAN BALL—Curl ? u - rillo models the plastic protector worn inside his cap that saved the Dodgers' Tight fielder from serious injury when he was hit on the head by a bail pitched by Bob Rush of the Ebbcts Fitld. (NEA) victory in eight games on the road. Verne Williamson went the distance for the Travs, giving up 10 hits, including a homer to Dick Sinovic. George .didn't allow a runner past first until Frank Bolling doubled in the fifth. Victoria Wins From Jonesboro VICTORIA — The Little League beat Jonesboro's Lane'.Construction Company 10-6 yesterday. Gotham allowed only three hits on ils throws but the Lanes picked up .hree more runs on errors by Vlc- oria. Twelve hits allowed Victoria to collect their runs. The Victoria Little League will play a return game Friday afternoon with Monette here. Saturday they travel to Blythe- 'ille to meet the Jaycees. That could mean such standouts as Washington's Al Dorow, San Francisco's Ed FuIIerton. Green Bay's -Bill Reichardt and Baltimore's Ed - Moclzelewski might see football action sooner than expected. and New i at Rlve ''dnle Country Club at Little ! Rocfc in September or October. Johnny should try for Sept. 26 as the date so fans from out in the state could kill two birds with one stone in coming to the capital city — watch Hogan play golf in the afternoon and see Arkansas homer of the year with one man on base. Haddix allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked two men. He retired the first eight men before issuing a walk in the third inning. The first Pirate hit came in the fourth. Enos Slaughter collected a single, double and triple and Steve Bilko hammered a double and a pair of singles to lead the attack. The Browns went down to defeat before the Philadelphia Athletics, 5-3, as Alex Kellner won his 9th victory of the year although he needed relief. The A's scored their first five runs off starter Lou Kretlow. Kretlow was charged with the and Oklahoma A&M play football that night. Home Oil, Grider Meet Tonight rr ™ j ,- .j sta(e n '£ n school swimming and Home Oil and Grider will meet divine, „„«,> „, ,„, .„„ b , ,„ Short stuff: Razorback grid tutor Bowden Wyatt is vacationing in his native Tennessee. He, Arkansas Athletic Director John Barnhill and War Memorial Stadium Manager Allen Berry will journey to Chicago next month to see the College All-Stars take on the pro champion Detroit Lions... SatuKJay is the deadline for entering the tonight at O.sceola in a single game starting at 7:30 in South r/iissco diving meet, set for Aug. 5 in Little Rock. ..A Camp Chaffee sergeant from Memphis, James G. ,,..,..._ jji-tlin,iiu*ii IViCllllJlllO, tJ ill I1CS VJ. Softball League play. In their last Mitchell, is Fort Smith's new city meet Grider won 5-4 in one of the g 0 |f champ best played games of the season. Leon Duclos' theft of home u'as the deciding factor in the game. Bill Baxer, Grider noc hurler allowed six hits and Kites Burch. Home Oil's number one chunkcr allowed four safeties. These Fame two aces will meet again tonight. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Carmine Fiore, 147, Brooklyn, outpointed Danny Giovanelli, 145 'a, Brooklyn, 10. Little League Standings Ql Promised Land, the 11-year ol Berry not only throttled the Rote on six hits and blanked them in our of the six frames, but smackec four consecutive hits for new bat ing record for a single game. On was a home nin, and all were wel nit. He scored t^ice and batted three runs. * Aside from a tendency to wildness especially with his fast ball, young Ball was quite impressive on the mound. He was tagged for five of he half dozen safeties in the first md third innings when the Rotes did all their scoring. His four bases •n balls came during those two uprisings, half being turned into cores. He fanned seven. Back at his old shortstop posl- ion after a most unpleasant and nprofitable pitching experience, ionny Elledge celebrated by blast- ng three-for-three, including rand slam home run. In all, he ad five RBI's and i counted three imes, in addition to a fine game field. The win was a sort of 'welcome ift for Bill Bear, who was making i is first appearance as a Jaycee coach, replacing George Anderson. "Bill", well known in local softball and baseball circles, handled the third base traffic and kept the runners hustling on the bases. It paid off with one of the most productive scoring forays of the season. Ball Gets Reception .The Rotary gave Ball a warm reception the first time they faced him in the lower half of the initial inning by scoring four runs. Tex Turner singled sharply to center to bad off. Jerry Coleman walked. Ron :-Iuey hit to Elledge and the fun began. Sonny let the ball trickle through his legs. Bob Sweet recovered the pellet and threw past second, enabling Bonnie to race for third. He came In when Steve Mc- uire's throw sailed into left field. Turner and Coleman also scored, of course, during all the wild heaving. Billy Ross legged out a hit to deep short, took second and third on successive wild pitches and checked in as Curt Branscum pop- jed one to center. Jerry Hodge drew a pass. But bo'th were left stranded whsn Charles Cobb threw out Louis Garner, and Ball fanned Jimmy Lendennie and Bobby Westbrook. This was the Jaycees' day to how nd they made the most of it. They taraded 10 batters before Branscum nd scored half of them in the second. Sonny Elledge clobbered ils first safety, a drive to center, oe Smith stopped one of "Red's" oft pitches on the hip. A passed all moved them up a base. Elledee ame in on Gene Swaner's infield •it to Ross. Ross tossed out Dean torey and Smith scored. Cobb drew pass. Ross fumbled Larry Courtey's grounder to count Swaner as Oobb streaked for third and Coiirt- ey halted at second. Ball drilled single to left and Cobb dented, oss permitted McGuire's skinner o go between his left and Courtney iced across the plate. Steve took •cond on the throw, but was nab- ed in a double play seconds later to spear Bob Sweet's liner and caught the Jaycee catcher trying vainly to get back to the keystona sack. Jaycees Parlay Passes The Jaycees took advantage of Branscum's wildness to add another in the third, after Ball had dis-il posed of the Rotary Club, one-two, three, in the second. Elledge walker. Smith skied to Lendennie in center. Swaner also strolled and stole second after Elledge had advanced to the hot corner on a passed ball and wild pitch. Sonny made it home easily when Turner tossed out Storey. Those spirited Rotes didn't take It lying down and stormed back witli three runs in their half of the :hird to forge ahead, 7-6. Ross turned an ordinary single into a double with a burst of speed and a neat slide under Cobb, who took Sweet's good throw. He stole third and kept running as Ball's throw was well over Smith's head. Branscum coaxed Berry for a pass anc icored on Jerry Hodge's triple down :he first base line that Gene Swaner nearly made a fine play on. Louis iarner also walked. Hodge sprinted lome while Cobb was throwing oui Lendennie. The Jaycees were not <to be cleniec .nd stormed the Rotary red head or four runs in the fourth to re- ain the lead which they never elinquished. Courtney drew a free icket and galloped to third Sail's second hit and Lendennie's ubsequent error. He dropped the :11 while attempting to throw it ack into the infield. Berry gain- ng second with ease. McGuire 'alked to Jam the hassocks. Sweet was called out on strikes but Elledge plastered a long drive that sailed between Garner and Lendennie for a home run and netted the four scores. Keep Pouring on Coal Hit happy and liking it, the Jaycees poured on three more in the ss, his second against one vic- ry. Dick LIttlefleld and Satchel aige also hurled for the Brown- Don Lenhardt hit a home run fifth on Ball's clothesline home run that reached the left field cotton patch, successive walks to McGuire and Sweet, a wild pitch and passed ball, followed by back to back singles by Elledge and Smith. They fired their final scoring shot in the sixth. Cobb singled to center and stole second. Courtney whiffed but Ball's record-setting fourth hit accounted for his redheaded second baseman. Operating behind the cushion lead, Ball improved as the garrw progressed. He faced only nine batters in the last three innings, allowed just one hit. Garner singled to left with two down in the fifth but was out trying to stretch it, Sweet to Cobb. Several fielding gems highlighted the activity. Elledge made a fine running p)ay of Turner's difficult grounder to nip the runner in the second. Turner reciprocated by robbing Storey of a sure hit with a nifty one-handed catch in the 'ourth. Cobb matched his rival second sacker with a great one-handed stab of Hodge's liner in the fifth. The Roses really were in bloom at the Overland Women's Golf Club ournament in Denver. Jeanne Rose won the first flight, Rose Gold- r the Browns and Eddie Rbt>i!»- berg the third and Selma Rose the n for the A's. r \ fourth . w . 4 Lions Club . .. Kiwanis Club . 2 Shrine Club 2 Rotary Club 1 Jaycees ,1 Games Today American Legion versus Kiwanis Club PCT. 1.000 .667 .333 .250 .250 Read Courier News Classified Ads. • Puppies • • parakeets • • Kittens » Canaries • • Tropical Fish • —All Pet Supplies— The PET SHOP Mrs. N. O. Jerome 133 S. DlTlsion Ph. 8075 TRENKLE PAINTS ARE BEST Research and development \v,hich has produced Nationally Distributed Theatre Screen Coating works constantly for you in the entire TRENKLE paint line. 100 House Paint >|.25 4; Surpassed by None "TPer Gal. 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