The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 17, 1955
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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1955 Bl.YTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER VXWS PAGE NINE Dayton and Duquesne Favored in NIT Semis * * * * ¥*¥* St. Francis Tuned Up for Upset NEW YORK (AP) — Off the record and vital statistics, Duquesne and Dayton are favored to make it through tonight's semifinals into the title showdown of the National Invitation basketball tournament, but little St. Francis (Pa.), the people's choice, just might make it tough for the Ohio Flyers. Duquesne, top-seeded when the 12-team tourney opened Saturday, makes its bid for the championship game against Cincinnati with second-seeded Dayton playing St. Francis in the Madison Square Garden double-header. St.Francis is a newcomer to* — tournament playoffs compared with Dayton, twice a NIT runner- up. The Franlcies haven't gotten this far In postseason competition since losing the Catholic tourney title to Marquette In 1952. A year ago, St.Francis bowed In the quarter-finals, but not before the Frankies and their one-man gang, Maurice (The Magnificent) Stokes, had won over the fans. St. Francis still has the fans on its side, particularly after Stokes' performance as the Prankles beat Seton Hall 89-78 and defending champ Holy Cross 68-64. One thing for sure. The Frankies are "up" for this one. They've been pointing for Saturday's title game since dropping Holy Cross Tuesday. After that victory, Coach William (Skip) Hughes made it plain where his thoughts were. Asked whether he prefer to meet St.Louis or Dayton in the semifinals, he quipped back: 'We want Duquesne." If the FrankleS are to get the Dukes, they'll have to bag the Daytons, which looks almost Impossible. The Flyers have the height in 7-0 Bill Uhl and 6-9 Johnny Koran. They also have snappy Jack Bailee, who counted 33 points •s Dayton overcame st.Louis Tuesday. Against the trio, Hughes has the 6-6 Stokes and « zone which he admits must be about the worst In the nation. Fights Last Nighf By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami, Pla — Bobby Dyke-i, 1(1 Miami, outpointed Kid Gav- lUn, iSlVt, H.van», 10. Tokyo — Shlgeru Kaneko, 124Vi, Japan, stopped Ben Escobar, 124 J /i Philippines, 5 (for Orient featherweight title) Milan. Italy • — Tiberio Mitrl, 181. Italy, outpointed Baby Day. 180%, Jacksonville, ri>., 10. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Playoffs: . . . New York 102 .Boston 95 (best- of-3 series tied 1-1) Minneapolis 82. Rochester 78 (Minneapolis leads best-of-3 series 1-0) Santee Runs Today In Pan-Am Games By BOB MYERS MEXICO CITY (AP) — Wes Santee was here to run in the 1,500-meter qualifying heats today in the Pan-American Games. More newsworthy was the point that the lanky lad from Kansas slipped into town most unobtrusively. And 24 hours later Santee, who can talk himself Into and out of everything but the four-minute mile, had not issued a statement regarding the games, the track, the four-minute mile or West Santee. Santee renewed acquaintanceship with at least two familiar rivals, Bob McMillen of the U. S. Army and little Tred Dwyer, who wrestled him to a one-fall finish in the epic Mlllrose Mile In New York this winter. Lead Grows Meanwhile, the United States lead for the unofficial championships of the games cont'-ued to bulge. Paced by her powerful track and field team, and with the aid of winners in the lesser sports, the unofficial points today had the U. S. A. In front with 279, The leading rivals were Argentina, the defending Pan-Am champion, 90Vi: Mexico and Brazil tied with 36'/i; Cuba, 35; Chile, 27; and Venezuela, 26. Uncle Sam's track and field men inflicted three more one-two scoring punches yesterday. Q«ld medal winners for the U.S.A. were Lt. Rod Richard in the 200 meters,' with a time of 20.7, one tenth of a second over the best In the world; big Bob Backus, of New York, In the hammer throw, with 54.91 meters, or 180 feet P/ 4 inches, and Barbara Jones. Chicago, In the 100-meter dash In 11.5. All marks were new meet records. Placing second were Charley Thomas, of Texas; in the 200 meters; Martin Engel, of New York, In the hammer, 'hrow, and Mae Faggs, New York, in the 100. Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee (N) 11, St. Louis (N 10 12' Brooklyn (N) 18, Baltimore (A) Philadelphia (N) 17, Boston (A) 2' Washington (A) 7, Cincinnati (N) Kansas City (A) 8, Detroit (A Chicago (A) , New York (Al 1 New York (N) 5, Chicago (N) 3 Cleveland (A) 8, New York (N) "B" 4 Lame Back Giving Raschi Trouble ST. PETERSBURG, Flu.. (/P)—Big Vic Raschi, St. Louis Cardinals righthanded hurler, still Is bothered by a lame back. Raschi, who had a disappointing 8-9 record last year after coming to the club from the New York Yanks, was scheduled to pitch his first spring game yesterday bu couldn't go through with the plans Manager Eddie Stanky said the seriousness of Raschi's .ailment hasn't been determined as yet. We're hurrying to Phillips to See the New 55THUNDERBIRD Introducing the FORD THUNDERBIRD See Ford's new sporfs car ... the thrilling personal car that set the styl* for Ford's '55 lines. The Thunderbird's long, low lines make it truly 'he dream sports car of today! A completely new kind of sports car ...» truly fine car ... with low-silhouette styling . . . road-hugging stability . . and high performance . . . plus the conveniences and all-weather protection of today's modern automobile. Now on display at PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway BlytheTille, Ark. Richards on Baseball—5 Hit-and-Run Is tke Grand Larceny of Sign Stealing (Baltimore's Paul Richards, one of the game's greal practitioners, Is richly qualified to discuss modern baseball strategy. This is the fifth of sli articles.! By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor . DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NEA) — Paul Richards' White Sox clubs were noted for their daring with first Jim Busby and then Minnie Minoso, Nel- .ie Fox and.Jim Rivera showing the way. The Orioles will the same way, or changes will be made. The new manager ot the Baltimore club points out that many field marshals of today have entirely gotten away from the purpose of the play he likes most— [he hit-and-run. This play is done for a big reason — to prevent the slow runner and average hitter from becoming tangled up in a double play. "With lew exceptions," says Paul, "the hit-and-run can be a burden on the batter. Many players Just don't like to be required to hit a certain pitch. "The really gifted hit-and-run batters are rare. Few clubs have more than one or two. A Phil Rizzuto or Harvey Kuenn or Alvin Dark can do it well. It soes without saying that the accomplished hit - and - run batter has to be able to poke the ball to the opposite field. With this, the most valuable sign a club can steal Is the hit-and-run. "It Is the most sought sign in the major leagues," Richard says. "Most managers admit that it is the only sign they try to pilfer." Richards reveals In his book, "Modern Baseball Strategy," (Pre-. ntice-Hall, Inc.). how runners on first base tip their mitt on the hit-and-run enabling the catcher to call a pitch-out and cripple an mtlre inning. "It would surprise several mangers and many baserunners to know that there are a couple of catcher! in each major league who practice this form of theivery," reveals the one-time Boy Wonder of Waxahachie. "A lot of baserun- | ners just can't refrain from tipping off that they Just have re- :elved the sign from the batter. "One looks directly at second, base the instant he has received | the sign. Another turns to the] coach as if asking a question. Another may pull up his pants and look directly at the ground. Most common of this species is the miss. The hitter or the runner can miss the sign. The shortstop or second baseman, moving to cover second base, can field a ball that otherwise would have been a hit. "Add to this the times the runner on first base would have reached third though the hit-and-run wasn't on," concludes Paul Richards. "The club that keeps these records will find that it has taken Itself out of more Innings than it created by the successful execution of the hit-and-run." NEXT: Durocher and Stanky, (he superstitious managers. y GUARANTEED Always A Good ,v.v BACKFIRED—The hit-and-run play is designed to break up double plays such as Chicago's Nellie Fox is working on here. Gene Woodling, who will play for Richards as an Oriole, is being cut down at second. (NEA) baserunner who quits looking at, well as the hired hands involved, the batter when given the This fellow usually becomes tlceably nonchalant. gn. i can pay dividends, he warn: no- ainst managers using it completely; oblivious to its numerous obvious "Some clubs have the pitcher go into his stretch, come to a complete stop, and throw to first base a time or two. The slighest break in the direction of .second base by the baseruner before he scrambles back to first sometimes will be evidence enough to a smart catcher that the hit-and-run is in the making." Richards makes clear that while a thorough knowledge of the hit- and-run and its potentialities, as WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. faults. The batter can swing at a bad ball at the wrong time. A line drive can be hit directly to a 'fielder. There is the danger of the pitchout. 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