The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 22, 1955
Page 9
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TUESDAY, MARCH M, 1955 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ... No. 5 CLEVELAND «K* w/to A UOV& TOAIH Of FI&E- PATING-- Main event of the waning 1855 re-Olympic program for 22 North nd South American countries was Jie three-meter dive. Leading the United States into he competition was Pat McCor- nlck, the California girl who owns 11 the diving crowns worth own- ng. Methodical power and well-con- Itioned numerical strength were he answers to the U.S. display of nastery to date in the Ramos. The leaders in unofficial point scoring: United States 925, Argentina, 13%, Mexico 256'/ 2 . In swimming and diving, the ma- or sport left on the 18-game agenda, the Scoreboard listed: United States 47, Argentina 28, Mexico 25. The United States won three box- ng championships out of the five livisions in which it sent qualifi- SouthpawHerbScoreTabbed As Hottest Thing Since Feller By MARRY GRAYSON NEA Sport! Editor TUCSON, Ariz. (NEA)—An enterprising photographer had Herb Score and Hal Newhouser stand side by side at HI Corbet Field and go through the motion of pitching. You would have thought that the cameraman was doing it with mirrors. In Herbert Jude Score, not yet 12, the Indians have a young Newhouser—and then some. In appearance, Score Is a startling look alike to Newhouser—lanky, blond, loose. Getting the sign, they hold their arms at the sides the same way. The wlndups are identical. The knee comes up the same way and both have that big kick. That's In looks. But the flnt time you see Herb Score throw a baseball, you forget •bout Newhouser—and everything else. Instead, you eo back to a July day In 1936 at old League Park In Cleveland. They had an exhibition game that day between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland. The Indians started a 11-year-old kid, Bob Felt*r. In three Innings Feller struck out eight Cardinals, He arrived that day. Evarybody who has seen him agrees that Herbie Score Is the first hurler to enter baseball since who can match the Rapid Robert. In shorthand write It down in your book now—the notion here is that Herbie Score Is the most terrifying piece of pitcher to come along since Feller led an Iowa farm for baseball greatness. There is little question that he will make Cleveland's Big Three —Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Mike Garcia—a Big Four. He Is the big left-handed starter the Tribe needed. Score, six-two and 185, a product of Lake Worth, Fla., High, is as fast or faster than any other pitcher In the business. "He's positively frightening," beams Hank Oreen- berg, "almost too good to be true." Score, who throws more over- handed than Feller, set a competitive strikeout record—330 In 251 Innings, or an average of one and a half per Inning—winning 22 while losing 5 in 33 games for Indianapolis last year. He had an earned- run average of 2.62. His total strikeouts topped by 66 an American Association record that had been standing since 1906. From Aug. 3 through Z4, Score fanned 81 while walking no more than 16. Any other major league club would have brought him up, but the Injuns, as you know, had more pitching than anything else. Score's high school, sandlot and semi-professional records reads like Dick Merriwell. He had six or seven no-hlters in high school, lost one. averaged two strikeouts an inning. Score was originally raised in Brooklyn and Valley Stream, Long Island, and Father Thomas Kelly of the Holy Name of Mary parish in Valley Stream switched him from outfield to pitching while he was in the sixth grade. Score Is another big score for Cy Slapnicka, who signed Feller. Lake Worth policeman gave the veteran scout the tip on Score. He was paid a robust bonus in 1952 anc fortunately for himself and the Indians, bonus babies could be sent out that year. Ted Wilks, the former Cardina relief worker, last spring smoothed out what had been a herky-jerky Score motion and gave him contro at an early age for a left-hander Wilks got him in balance, worket on his stride, helped the Irish lad with the change-up. "Without Wllks, I easily migh have won two fames Instead of 22.' testifies Score, appreciatively. "I is hard to believe that anybody can help a pitcher as much as Wilks helped me." Score got out American Association batters nith a high pitch tha: hopped up. Al Lopez wisely has hlir pitching low. "Score can't throw easy, not even in batting practice," points ou General Manager Grcenberg. "Even when he lobs the ball, it's swift. It's just a natural motion." "Watch him." says Feller. "He'o just flipping the ball . . . and look at it go. He was that quick the first day." There is only one dissenting void regarding Score this year. It Is tha of the ahv-H3'5 highly conservative Red Ruffing. "I don't think he'll make it this NgS ^rt'MiKa^SW-t-:'^ 1 :-A:- ^ : &"£&^-:*..-S::&:i.y?3 §'^; : J%-^ :; SV'"*- ; i^®? f?.--..-.-'.---. • ' fiv^aySSfefBe REFLECTION of PERFECTION REFLECTED in every drink you serve is the quality of the whiikey you uae. And when that whiskey is Seagram's 7 Crown... every drink ii euro to be a reflection of perfection I That ii why year after year, 7 Crown ia the favorite StOgram'f of million!... by million! of bottle! I Say Scajram's and be Sure Seagrwn-DlstillDrs Company, N.Y.C. Blended Whiskey. 86.8 Proof, 65% Grain Neutral Spirits. ~5£^ '&w-'3r?' ?a/s Take Over for US ^nPan-AmDivirLgMeet MEXICO CITY (AP) — The girls took over today where he boys left off for the United States and they promised to ontinue Uncle Sam's domination of the Pan-American Games. year," says Rufus the Red, part- ime coach and full-time scout. "The publicity has put too heavy a oad in his shoulders. I don't think we should expect too much of him low." Score already i<- B -mething ol a celebrity, magazine writers and photogs showing considerable ear y foot in his direction. "I'm lucky somebody wants to talk to me," says Herbie Score, real All-America boy and nice kid. And, lerhaps, a coming baseball great. ers last night, while Argentina won the team championship. The United States was second. Uncle Sam threw another knockout punch yesterday when an underdog foursome of Prank McKinney Jr., Fred Maguire, Buddy Baarcke and Clarke Scholes whipped a favored Argentina team in the 400-meter medley relay. The time was 4:29.1 and it was .. brilliant team victory. High schooler McKinney from Indianapolis led off'for a slim lead In the backstroke. Maguire, from 'Maplewood, N. J., held his own in the breasiroke. Baarcke, husky ex- North Carolinian , gained a fail- lead and Scholes, the 1952 Olympic record setter in the 100 freestyle, won going away. In boxing, Orville Pitts, of Milwaukee, knocked out Miguel Safat- le Ali. Chile, in the third round, to win the middleweight title. Other U.S. winners were Paul Wright, Flint, Mich., by decision over Raul Tovar, Venezuela, light middleweights (156 pounds), and Joey Dorando, Lyndhurst, N. J.. with a decision over Nicolas Sting- riani, Argentina, welterweights. The losers were bantamweight, War Yee, Yqungstown, Ohio, to Salvador Jesus Enrlquez, Venezuela, and wiuie Morton, Kansas City, to Carlos Bivero Fernandez, Argentina, light welterweights (140 pounds). Tht Champ Shows You How Feet Help Trap Play TESTING When you step in sand, dig your feet in for a firm footing—and test its consistency, Ed Furgoi advises. (N£A; (Second of five articles) By ED Fl'RGOL Written for S'EA Service When your ball rests in a sand trap test the sand's consistency by digging your feet in for a firm footing. The setter the sand and the shorter the shot, the further behind the ball you must hit. Play Roberts, Aztec Victorious in Mat Feature Red Roberts and Charo Axteo proved a bit too tough for the t»g team of Sonny Meyers, and Bob Corby last night as they walked off with a victory in the tag match feature of the American Legion'! wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. A change in the card w»» O«M- sary when Don McGee, who w»i scheduled to team with Meyers, wa« unable to fulfill his booking. Promoter Mike Meroney called in Altec as a substitute and paired him with Roberts. A break in the third fall, on th« part of Roberts won the bout for his side. Both Aztec and Corby were dazed when they ran together on a body block try by Aztec. Both Ml in Roberts' corner. Robert! reached over the ropes and tagged Aztec, then entered the ring and pinned Corby. That gave Roberts and Aztec the victory as they already owned one j fall, the first, which Robert! won by pinning Meyers in 12 minutes. In the preliminary bouts Azteo defeated Corby and Meyers defeated Roberts. an open stance, well behind the ball. Be sure left foot is firmly planted. Keep head down and don't turn wrists over after hitting ball. When the sand is wet or hard, hit closer behind the ball. After striking the ball, concentrate on keeping club open and square to the hole. NEXT: Uphill He. NEW 198-HP MONTCLAIRS PROVE THEIR NEW SUPER-TORQUE BY PICKING UP SPEED ON 28% GRADE AT TEST-TRACK IN DEARBORN. MICHIGAN NEW 198-HP BEAUTY PICKS UP SPEED CLIMBING 28 GRADE. More power where it counts from Mercury's new Dual-Exhaust SUPER-TORQUE V- 8 engine There's a lot of talk about horsepower these days. The numbers go up and up. Bui what does all this exlra power do . . . for you behind the wheel? This picture tells part of the story. There's so much power delivered al (he wheels of this new 198-hp Mercury Monlclair that you can actually pick up speed while climbing the sleepest hill you can find. This is one graphic way of demonstrating the kind of instant super-lorquc power you have al your command in every 1955 Mercury. More lop speed is of lilllc value lo most motorists. Cars already can go far faster than most legal speed limits. You want exlra power in ihe normal, everyday speed ranges where you do 95 per cent of your driving. And that's exactly where the 1955 Mercury concentrates its new performance. Pickup and passing power has been boosted in all the most- used speed ranges. Test-lrack comparisons between 1954 and 1955 models show average acceleration increases as follows: from 0 to 30 miles per hour —30 per cent greater, 0 to 60 miles per hour— 22 per cenl greater, under passing conditions (30 lo 60 miles per hour)—22.5 per cenl greater. Used properly, this lighlning-fasl power gives you an extra margin of safety to use where and when you need it most. And to add lo Mercury's margin of safety—there are new, 20% larger brakes that slop you faster than before. Also adding to your driving safely is ball-joinl front suspension —further improved this year lo give you easier, steadier turning as you take curves and corners. We've said nothing about styling—and now there isn't room. But Mercury's all-new, lower, longer bodies arc speaking for themselves right now at your dealer's. Why not stop in—soon! IT PAYS TO OWN A fllERUJRY FOR FUTURE STYLING, SUPER POWER Don't miss the big television hit. Ed Sullivan'! "TOAST OF THE TOWN'," Sunday evening, 7;M to 8:M. WIIBQ, Channel 1*. BUD WILSON MOTORS, Inc. Walnut at Firat Srr««t

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