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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, June 11, 1957
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Ifen Logaasport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Favor Hogan to Annex Fifth US Open Crown TOLEDO, Ohio (UP)—Although i —, . he admits he has been'playing If™ IWQ badly, Ben Hogan was installed as VJI T C the 5-1 favorite today to score an unprecedented fifth victory in the National Open golf championship, which gets underway Thursday at More Tests (UP) — Major League Leaders _ CLEVELAND, Ohio the"re-desJgned"Vnverness'"course!:Cleveland pitcher Herb Score was Old pro Jimmy Demaret, young j to ™dergo another series of vi-j Peter Thomson and Doug Ford i s '°" f . es;s today. before learning were equal second choices at 8-1; when he can return to the mound ' defending champion Gary Middlecoff, Julius Boros and Sam Snead were bracketed at 10-1, and Dow Finsterwald, Gene Littler, Jackie Burke, Arnold Palmer and Jay Hebert were 15-1 longshots. For the other 150 men who will leek gold and glory in this 57th edition of one of the world's greatest tournaments it was "bet your money and tak e your pick." Hogan already has turned in two practice rounds at Inverness, The southpaw, who says his vision remains "fuzzy at long distances," indicated he would go to his home in Lake Worth, Fla., if eye specialist Dr. Charles I. Thomas ordered another long period of rest. Dr. Thomas said he would give the 24-year-old pitcher Ser.llen tests to determine how far along the injured eye has progressed. Last week the specialist said it may be four or five more weeks and the only thing you could say!before Score could begin working for both rounds wsa that they j out, but he added the tests sched- were consistent. Each time, the little Texan went out in 35. and returned in 38 for identical 73s. Tne par figures for the 0,919- yard Inverness course are 34-36 —70. However, despite Hogan's unimpressive practice rounds, most experts feel he rates the favorite's role because of his success in four other Opens and the fact he wants this fifth crown so much he can uled for today would give him a chance to be more certain about the length of the recuperating period. Score returned to Cleveland Monday after spending 12 days at his uncle's home in Hagerstown, Md. He had been hospitalized three weeks, after being hit by a line drive off the bat of New York in- fieldcr Gil McDougald May 7. taste !t - i In his first visit to the Cleve- In addition, little Ben always | land clu |, house since nis injury he has favored Inverness. He has ;tok| hjjj teamma t es , "I feel like won three four-ball championships ui a uniform on rignt now . over the local course, which he' claims has the finest greens he ever has seen anywhere. National League Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Hodges, Bkn. 48 186 28 69 .571 Musial, St.L. 47 193 27 69 .358 Groat, Pgh. 32 128 16 45 .352 Fondy, Pgh. 43 175 21 60 .343 Thomas, Pgh. 48 192 19 64 .333 American League Williams, Bos. 45 155 33 59 .381 FOX, Chi. 48 185 35 67 .362 Mantle, I>?.Y. 49 164 43-59 .860 Boyd, Bal. 47 147 29 48 .327 Wertz, Cle. 47 165 30 53 .321 Home Kuns National League—lAaron, Braves 15; Musial, Cards 12; Sauer, Giants 11; Moon, Cards 11; (five .led with 10 each). American League — Mantle, Yanks 15; Williams, Red Sox 13; Zernial, Athletics 12; Slavers, Senators 12; Maxwell, Tigers 10. Bu"s Batted In National League—Musial, Cards 45; Aaron, Braves 41; Hoak, Red- egs 3fi; FurUlo, Dodgers 33; Robnson, Redlegs 33; Bell, Redlegs 33. American League—Sievers, Senators 40; Wertz, Indians 39; Minoso, 'White Sox .35; /Skowron, Yanks 34; Mantle, Yanks 34; Maxwell, Tigers 34. Pitching Sanford, Phils 7-1; Acker, Red- legs 6-1; Shantz, Yanks 6-1; Pierce, White Sox 10-2; Running, Tigers 5-1; Schmidt, Cards 5-1. Demaret also is familiar with PICK IU SWIMMER PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Bill Woolsey, winner for Indiana Uni- the Inverness layout. He appeared. versity of the 220 and 440-yard in eight four - ball tournaments j freestyle in the NCAA swimming here and won four of them, three championships, was named to the of them as Hogan's partner. Dapper Jimmy knows you can always expect strong winds at In- .verness, and he's probably the best windy-day player on the pro man S(lua( |_ circuit. Thomson, the steady Australian who has won the British Open the last three years, would like to be the fourth foreign player to walk off with this championship. The last overseas winner was Ted Ray who won the 1920 crown on this same Inverness layout in 1920. Snead has been trying lo win this one for 17 years and, according to the clubhouse gossip, "This could be Sam's year." Ford, as the Masters champion and the leading money winner on the circuit, also has his share of supporters. Palmer won the Rubber City Open only last Sunday at Akron in a playoff with Ford, then promptly tabbed the black-haired New Yorker as tho player who •will show 'em all home here this week end. 13th annual NCAA All-American squad today. Woolsey was one of the 31 Big Ten swimmers named to the 85- Suggs Wins Ladies PGA I'lTTSBURG-H <UP> — Louise Suggs, who thought she "didn't have a ghost of a chance," won the $7,500 Ladies' PG>A championship Monday at Churchill Valley Country Club with a sizzling two- under men's par 00 that tied the course record for women and set a new mark with a three-under- par 31 on the final nine. "I am completely overcome with what happened," the smiling Miss Suggs, of Sea Island, Ga., anid accepting a chock for $1.310 in top prize money." The LPGA president, who proved to her fellow members who was lx>ss by erasing a throe stroke deficit going into Ihe final round to win by the .same margin over a "tensed - up" Wiffi Smith, said she honestly dklnU believe •he could win. (•'or Miss Suggs, victory came after who put together rounds ol Kt-7<l-74-<iH for a five-over-par total of 2115. The 20-year-old Miss Smith, playing out of St. Clair, Mich., ; finished second with a 208 for $921 in prize money. Splitting the ' $755 tliird-pliicc money were !nsl year's LPGA champ Marlcne Bauer HiiKue, Dallas, Tex., and Beverly Hanson, Indio, Calif., each with 290s. Next ciimc. Joyce Ziske, Waterford, Wis., 293; Marilyn Smith Wichita, Kan., 294, and Patty Berg, St. Andrews, 111., 295. FARM KM1M.OVMKNT DP WASHINGTON (UP)—The Agrl culture Department estimates Ihn 8,2:1(1,000 persons were working on farms during the week of May 19 25, about 1100,000 more than a month earlier. Instant Taste is gone! Instant Folgers Coffee HARRIS VS. PASTRANO HOUSTON, Tex. (UP)-Schoolteacher Roy Harris, looking for greener pastures, and dance master Willie Pastrano who figures to give him a lesson, square off in an epic heavyweight brawl tonight. The 10-round meeting of the two was set for Ham Houston Coliseum. Musial Hears New Record PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Stan (The Man) Musial will tie the National League record' of playing in 822 consecutive games when he takes the field against the Philadelphia Phillies here tonight. But becoming Stan (The Iron Man) Musial wasn't very exicting for him. Nor was he much impressed' about breaking the record when he plays against the Phils Wednesday night — barring accident. He's more interested in getting his 3,000th hit. "That's my chief target in the record books now," he said. Probably some of the cause _ for the apparent lack of enthusiasm over the iron man feat was the fact that Stan has. been looking forward to erasing marks from the record book for a long time, He has been overlooking no chances since he first hit the big leagues. "After a certain number of years, a player gels to the point where he has a chance at these figures," Musial explained. "One thing is—you've got to do -what you can while you're, young. That's why I think I am reaching these figures in about 15 years that many players didn't reach until 20." The new consecutive games mark he'll put in the National League handbooks Wednesday night is the only one of the feats he has accomplished already or is nearing which makes him a cinch for a top Hall of Fame berth at some future date, The mark he's now looking forward to—the 3,000th hit — could come by next May. He now has 2,850 (17lli on the all-time list) and if he matches last season's total of 1(!4, he will wind up wilii 2,965 come September. Beard's Homer Gives Indians 10-9 Victory INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—A leadoff homer by centerfielder Ted Beard in the bottom of the llth inning provided the Indianapolis Indians with a 10-9 American Association baseball victory over the Omaha Cardinals here Monday night. Five other homers, including three by Indianapolis, were hit during the extra-inning slugfest. First baseman Ron Jackson, catcher John Romano and left- fielder Sam Mele cracked solo blasts for the Indians. It was Mele's ninth-inning homer that tied the score at 9-9 and sent the game into extra innings. Leftfielder Don Lassetter and third baseman Ranee Pless each whacked a two-run homer for the Cardinals. Pless' clout came 'during a six-run Omaha spree in the seventh inning. Indianapolis oulhit Omaha, 1413. - Bill DuFour, the last of four Indianapolis pitchers picked up his second win against three losses. Barney Sehultz, '.he third of three Omaha hurlers, was the loser.' Raul Sanchez, Cuban rookie pitcher with Cincinnati, pitched 13 innings fnr Wa.shingtnn in 1952, i splitting two decisions. California "9" Still Unbeaten in Series OMAHA, Nob. (UP) — California, which has allowed itc opponents only two runs in three tournament games, puts its unbeaten record on the line tonight in the fourth round of the College World Series here. The Golden Bears play once- beaten Iowa State. Penn State and Notre Dame, both beaten once in the double elimination tourney, will meet in the afternoon. California downed its third victim Monday as sophomore right- hander Kin Elliott shut out previously unbeaten Penn State, 8-0, on four hits. Chuck Symeon hurled a five- hitter as Notre Dame blanked Texas, 9-0, and Jim Kudlinski fined a three-hitters as Iowa State dropped Connecticut, 5-2. Sport Parade By OSCAR FBALEY United Press Sports Writer ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (UP) — Bulging-browed Carmen Basilio knelt on a sun-swept boat dock as the "admiral" of the Thousand Islands fleet poised a sword 'over his close-cropped head and prepared to "knight" him. A broad grin swept over the batUe-scarred features of the welterweight champion and, looking up at the "admiral" and his sword, Basilio' quipped: "Just like all these fight managers. Ready to take his cut." Which may explain in part why the one-time onion farmer is hoping today to get an opportunity to destroy a long-time idol. Carmen Basilio needs a "big pay-day." Even when you're the champion of the world, it is no guarantee that you.are financially "loaded." And so it is with Basilio, an iron- •liard terror in the ring but a butler-soft "touch" on the outside. He has had his share of lucrative fights but the circle of pleading palms is large and Basilio is too nice for his own good. Basilio HO? A Plan Bringing him face to face with the necessity of blasting aside the man who long has been his fistic idol, Sugar Ray Robinson, another of the mighty who found that the riches of the ring are difficult to retain. Basilio thinks he can do it, too. "Robinson was one of the great fighters," Basilio analyzed with the admiration of a crowding slugger for Uie master boxer. "But he lias got to be over the hill and I know I can beat him." There were those who thought that Robinson should never have come bade. But he, too, 1 needed money and the old-time hunger revived a certain amount of the ancient talents so that lie twice fought his way back to the middleweight title, the last time Tuesday Evening, June 11, 1951 against .another Basilio - type crowder named Gene Fullmer. "He was lucky," .Basilio says. 'Coming off the ropes he threw a desperation hook and 'caught Tullmer coming in. Anbody had to go when hit with such a lucky combination. But I saw him in the dressing room 15 minutes later and he still was huffing and puff- ng." Five Rounds Of Danger So Basilio has it worked out in lis mind just how he will beat Robinson—if given the chance. "He's dangerous only for four or 'ive rounds now," Basilio explains. "Then he's got to run out of gas. So I'll have to feint and move him, keep 0:1 lop of him and lever lot him rest. II I stood around and let him make the 'ight, he'd have a chance. If I stay on him, he won".." "I just can't wait too long," he added. "I've got to have a big pay day." Mendyk Signs Pacts For Baseball, Football NEW YORK (UP) — Dennis Mendyk, 190-pound Michigan Stall athlete, has signed with the New York football Giants and the !>*• troit Tigers. 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