The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 11, 1955
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 19BS RI.yTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINfl Stanky Well Pleased BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ... No, 2 4 Rookies Pitch Red biros To 7-0 Win Over Yankees ay c.ti wiLfia The Associated Press Larry Jackson, Floyd Wool- driclge, George Schuljz and Herb Moford may not be names you'll find in a kid's autograph book, but you can bet the rent money they lulled Eddie Stanky into a nice restful sleep last night. Not that Stanky hasn't .been sleeping well of nights, but after what those four right-handers did to the New York Yankees yesterday the St. Louis Cardinals manager must have doze'' right off. The four unknowns clamped down on , the Bombers and gave up Just a sheepish infield single while the Cards were batting out a t-u decision, ine raritcs man-, aged to get only five balls out of the infield, all easy flies. Turley Disappointing Bob Turley, the young right- hander the Oriole- traded off to the Yanks much to the disappointment of Baltimore fans, was clubbed for five runs in the second inning and two In the third. Bullet Bob is th» guy wh^'s supposed to b r i •• g the American League pennant to the* Yankees. The four. Card newcomers weren't the only hurlers who got off to a good start, but tt-~ -. weren't many more. Boston slammed 12 hits and Washington 10 in a game won by the Red Sox 6-3; Cincinnati and the Chicago White lox stroked the same number as the Pale Hose won 10-7; Pittsburgh got 15 and me new n.iinsK5 <-.jiy mmeni..i iz before the Pirates won 9-8 in 10 innings; and the, Chicago Cubs out- hit Cleveland 15-9 but lost 9-7. Brook Hurlers Shine The only other pitching performances popped up as Brooklyn caught up with Milwaukee 3-2 in a night game and Philadelphia beat Detroit 4-2. Robin Roberts fanned the side after a leadoff triple in the first. and although the Tigers got a 2-1 lead against him and Herm Weh- meler, Willie Jones dumped a bases-loaded double in the eighth to give new Manager Mayo Smith his first victory. Pinky Hlggins, tho new Red Sox manager, also got off on the right foot with Ted Lepcio and Milt Bolin giving him a push. Lepcio had three hits, Including a homer. il.JU auitlllg ll»u i:JJ(-c j UIJ.T MIUVI.— In. The Brooks got some help from . jkles and Sand;' Amoros, still trying to make the grade In the "Utfield. Don Zlmmer tied it with a two-run homer and Charlie Neal tripled to score the winning run on Amoros single. Shortstop Dick Groat, back from the army, broke up the game for Pittsburgh, dropping a single to score the winning run against the A's. Rootle Bill Meyer stepped in to save the Indians after the Cubs got to Bob Hooper for four runs in the ninth. Minnie Minoso grand-slammed for the White Sox. The Redlegs, who used six pitchers without much effect .were charged with eight errors. Richardson Baseball—1 Pitching Is Tougher Racket Now In Days of the Mania for Home R uns (Accepting the Baltimore challenge after putting the White Sor on their feet, Paul Richards, one at the fame's great practitioner*, Is richly qualified to discus* modem baseball strategy. This fo Uw first of all articles.) By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — (NEA) — Good pitching can hold an average club in a race for an indefinite period and Paul Richards reckons he has enough of it in Baltimore without the phenomenal Bob Turley. Manager Richards reminds you that Harry Byrd was the key man in the big deal of last fall. The Yankees, he points out, scored only one run for him In his first five outings. Despite this lack of cooperation, and the fact that Byrd suffered from a bnd case of hives, the strapping Dealer of Darlington won nine, with a 3.00 earned run mark. Richards, skillful handler of pitchers, believes that today's staffs have done a fine job combat- ting the lively ball, modern bats with more seasoned wood and legislation that seems every year to make things tougher for the hurl- Unbeaten Ryff Meets Perez On TV Tonight NEW YORK (fl — Unbeaten Frankie Ryff, regarded as one of the best lightweight prospects in years, reaches a crossroad in his career against Danny Jo Perez tonight. Making his first start since he suffered severe cuts over his eyes in outpointing Orlando Zuelueta last December..Ryff's performance against his New York rival will be watched closely. If the wounds are reopened, demonstrating that he cuts easily, it may be that his fistic future will be dim. Nevertheless the 23 - year - old Frankie, the 1954 rookie of the year, is rated a 5 to 2 favorite for the ID-rounder at Madison Square Garden. The bout, starting at 9 p.m. (CST) will be nationally televised and broadcast by NBC. Boyer Might Play Short For Cards ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. i/P> — Just why is Ken Boyer, expected at the sfnrt of training to be the St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman playing shortstop in the opening exhibition game? "I want to see his range," said Manager Eddie Stanky yesterday. "I want to see how he takes to that job. And furthermore, I'm interested in looking at two highly rated third basemen, Ron Plaza nnd Jerry Thomas. And I might say that after seeing Boyer play short in the two squad games. I don't believe he'd hurt any club playing there." KOOLVENT ALUMINUM AWNINGS CAT,L NOW Ph. 3-4293 FOR FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. 8. First Paul Richards "NECESSITY HAS BROUGHT about a strong breed that has developed the slider and palm ball, besides improving on such standard equipment us the curve, screwball, sinker and change-up. We can't slight the occasional spit- ter either," stresses Professor Paul, looking out over City Island Park and perhaps wondering why the orange-chested Orioles or any other club ever trained elsewhere. "A pitcher's only hope to cope with the present-day mania for the home run comes from a consistent and intelligent training program. An added strain on the arm, which is sure to take off that little extra zip on the fast ball, works dangerously against the pitcher. "The answer lies in real good stuff to stny away from the home run, and control shnrp enough to prevent bases on balls. But." Richard observes, "you find this com- bination In Very few pitchers. "Somewhere in between lies the mysterious enigma that managers will strive forever to solve — how to cut down bases on balls and long hits." It is totally unnecessary for Richards to tell you that pitching i§ a much tougher racket than It was when the game was played entirely in the afternoon. "Pitchers of 20 years ago never were aware of the extra stiffness that comes from pitching a night game in comparison to working during; the day," he testifies. "The cooler, sharper air that usually prevails about the fifth inning of evening games tends to stiffen back and shoulder muscles quicker than they tighten up in day games, and leaves a morel asting after-effect. Many pitchers have learned that a mid-game change at the time they helps. If the original shirt is used during an entire game, it sometimes gets dry and clammy. "This condition leads to balking muscles. In an attempt to loosen up, pitchers often strain their back or arm, more than once beyond repair." Richards reveals how he rotates his pitchers and how he develops young fellows as mopper-uppers. of quit perspiring "LET'S CONSIDER a staff of three regular starters and a fourth or possibly fifth spot on the starting list being contended by three others," he says. "This leaves four —two of whom could be late-inning game protectors, one left, the other right-handed. The remaining- two could be youngsters you are trying to bring along by using them as mopper-uppers to gain experience. I mean here a pitcher you use in games where you are several runs behind in the early or middle in> nings. "Many fine pitchers prove their ability in such a role. Relegated to ATTENTION LADIES l-39c Pot Flower for Ic With Each $3.00 or More Purchase! EGGS, Large Fresh 2 Doz. 89c CANOVA BLACK PEPPER, Pure Ground 4 oz. can 29c 2 8-oz. FLAVORING, 1 I-cmon or 1 Vanilla, Reg. 19c ei....25c TURNIPS & TOPS or COLLARD GREENS lOc SWEET POTATOES Bn. $1.39 5 Ib. B»e 29c POTATOES, No. 1 10 ib. Bag 39c PURE SORGHUM MOLASSES Qt. 69c M GaL $1.19 GLAD1OI/A CAN BISCUITS 3 Cans 29c Save 75% on Your Garden FRESH CABBAGE PLANTS 4 Bchs. 49c FRESH ONION PLANTS 4 Bchs. 49c SKED POTATOES 100 Ib. Baj $2.79 Complcle Slock of Rulk Garden Seed & Plants— Also Lawn Seed & Fertilizer! 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A ZO-YEAK -OLD EXPECTED TO MAKS CLUB UlSTOKY -- fKCM CL/.C TO THE MAJOK6 SECORD ORGANIZED BALL LAST YEAR-2S-4 (CALlKORNlA. LEAGUE)/ Western Illinois, top-seeded in the 32-team small college field, will ,ake on Southeastern Oklahoma in .onight's opening game at 8 p.m. Tech plays East Texas in the ither semifinal (9:30). The Wonder Boys whipped Aider- son-Broaddus of Philippi, W. Va., 93-74 last night, with E. C. (Eke) O'Neal amassing 39 points. The Wonder Boys held a 51-43 half- Field end Stream obtained from and the minors the sending up two who could make It. They are Ray Moore, who was in the Broklyn chain, and Don Ferrarese, a smallish southpaw who bagged 18 for Charley Dressen at Oakland. Proper Line Is Vital n the Art of Spinning By AL McCLANE Fishing Editor The most important consideration in a balanced spinning outfit is the line. A proper line will make long effortless casts, while a mismatched line will hold your lure of the target. spinning we are Buzick Memorial. Set for May JOffESBORO. Ark. UP) — The Buzick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held here May 26-29. The tournament — a combination I both work. pro-am and amateur—was won last! .No such latitude exists with the year by Pro Gib Sellers of Hot '. fixed spool reel. Here, each min- Sprlngs and John (Bud) Buzick of l ute increment of line diameter Monette in the 36-hole pro-amateur | that we add or subtract is going and by Jim Parkin of Poplar Bluff, i to determine how far that spin- back— far short In threadline dealing with light lures, tiny spinners, and metal minnows that weigh from 1/16 to ] i of an ounce; these midget baits can't achieve the velocity of standard 3 e to % -ounce plugs. So the line must follow the lure out with a minimum of re- sistancfe. In bait casting we can always get away with three, or even five pounds- test difference— a standard bass plug can be tossed on a 12- pound or an 18- pound test line. While the lighter line will be bet-ter, the fact remains that they Mo,, in the amateur division. I ning bait goes. There are other points to consider, of course — elongation, finish, and durability. But in the beginning you. should have two lines, one having a diameter of approximately .008 inch, which wil Arkansas Tech Gets 3rd NAIA Victory KANSAS CITY (AP) — Arkansas Tech scored Iti Jhlfd straight one-sided victory to reach the semi-finals of the NAIA Basketball tournament. Western Illinois, East Texas State and Southeastern Oklahoma College also advanced to the round of four. handle those lures up to \i ounce, ind a line approximating a .010 inch to toss the a i -ounce and %ounce standard baits. All spinning reels have interchangeable spools, and it's a simple matter to put on a line to fit the job. The complete spinning angler needs both braided . nylon and monofilament lines. A beginner, for instance, will find braided line ;"r trj r3.nd!c. as it is cornpli-t'i- ly limp, a quality which allows casting errors without a snarl. Monofilament is stiffer and smoother, thus more suitable ior distance casting. Braided line, on the other hand. .5 better for surface baits, as it ays back on the spool perfectly even when retrieving slack—which :s often the case with a floating plug, ilonofilament is nearly invisible under water, and absorbs less moisture. Obviously there are faults and virtues in both kinds of line, and the angler should select the one best suited to a particular problem. ~enerally speaking, in fine diameters, from 2- to 8-pound-test, monofilament is the better material, and heavier diameters, from 10- pound-test up, braided lines are more suitable. It depends on the skill and preference of the individual in our final analysis—but these suggestions are a sound basis for an effective line selection. ;ime lead. Tech had a game on Its hand un- il shortly after the second half got underway. Alderson-Broaddus had led by seven points, 27-20 and 29-22, in the opening half. It took a quick six-point rally midway in the period to put Tech ahead, 32-31. The game was close until les» than two minutes were left in th» first half, then O'Neal and Don Horn pumped In a pair of baslceti each to give the Wonder Boys their 54-43 halftlme advantage. O'Neal racked up 17 field goals and five free throws for a 00.7 per cent shooting accuracy. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PKESB NAIA Tourney (Quarterfinals) Ar. annas Tech 93, Alderson- Broaddus (WVA) 74 Southeastern Okl? 96, Steubenville (Ohio) 77 East Texas 66, Belolt (Wis) M Western Illinois 50, Oustavus AdJlphus (Minn) 49 Natl Junior C''!ege Tourney (Quarterfinals) Moberly (Mo) 76, Coffeyvills (Kan) 59 Eveleth (Minn) 51. 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