The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 28, 1955
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PAOB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1988 Hitters Are Finding Range Homers Galore As Pitchers Take Beating By SHELDON SAKOW1TZ The Associated Press For the first few weeks of baseball's spring training season, it's the pitchers who hold the upper hand while the hitters gradually adjust their batting eyes. Now, with the major league teams winding up their fourth week of workouts, the hitters have started to find the range. This was borne out yesterday when such formidable swingers as Larry Doby, Jim Rivera, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Dusty Rhodes, Bob Cerv, Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Prank Thomas, Del Ennis and Smoky Burgess unleashed a barrage of base hits in exhibition games. Doby smashed three home runs —one with the bases loaded — and drove in seven runs as the Cleveland. Indians overwhelmed San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League 140. Two clutch hits by Rivera helped the Chicago White Sox edge the Brooklyn Dodgers 43 in 11 innings. The fleet outfielder socked a two run homer with two out in the ninth inning to tie the score 33. Then he stepped up in the llth frame and delivered a double that sent home Minnie Minoso with the winning run. Robinson collected four singles, for the Dodgers and scored two runs. Mays Hits 8th Homer Mays homered in the New York Giants' 84 triumph over the Chicago Cubs yesterday. New York has won four 1 in a row and eight of the last nine games. Meanwhile, the amazing Mays has accounted for. eight roundtrippers. While Mays was performing with the varsity, teammate Dusty Rhodes went on a batting ram WIDE OPEN Jack Dittmer Milwaukee second baseman lunges for wide thro*— appirently *ill ing to snare it with open mouth or glove— as White Sox Jim Rivera bell>whops it into secono during exhibition ganse at Bradenton. page to lead the Giants' "B" squad to a 138 conquest over Cleveland's "B" team. He lashed out four hits —including a double and a triple — as he drove in five runs. In the first game of a double header, the New York Yankees downed the St. Louis Cards 74. The teams fought to a scoreless tie in the seventh-inning nightcap. Cerv's bases-loaded home run in the eighth inning gave the Yanks their victory and Berra chipped in with four hits. Musial slammed his four bagger of the spring for the Cards. KC Loses Thomas, appearing in his first exhibition game since signing with Pittsburgh March 17, walloped a three run homer and a single in three trips to spark Pittsburgh to a 7-6 squeaker over the Baltimore Orioles. Ennis and Burgess each had a single, a double and a home run to lead the Philadelphia Phils to a 151 rout of the Cincinnati Redlegs. Jim Piersail batted in three runs as the Boston Red Sox turned back Kansas City 41. The Washington Senators beat the Detroit Tigers 32. Pern/scot Tops Dunkiin In All-Star Cage Game By SOiVNV SAJiDERS Courier News Correspondent BRAGG CITY — Pemiscot County defeated Dunkiin County 91-71 in the first annual cancer benefit basketball game between all-star teams from the two counties Saturday night. Jerry Burnett, mighty mite of the Wardell Cardinals, was named best all-around player in Pemiscot County by the county's m'ne basketball coaches. Jimmy Swink, ot Bragg City's Indians, was chosen as Pemiscot's best ball handler. Trophies were presented the two boys by James McDonald of Caruthersville. The event was not sponsored by any organization but McDonald promoted it. Burnett was Pemiscot's high point man with 16 points. Three Dunkiin County boys meshed 16 points. They Sports Roundup mi Ljatife Jatbot Braves Have Weakness-Birdie TAMPA (AP) — The Milwaukee Braves look so very good, so super-powered in every department this spring, that the question arose whether Charlie Grimm's club has any weakness at all which might keep it fjwm beating out both the Giants and Brooklyn in the approaching National League race. Birdie Tebbetts of the Cincinnati Redlegs, who also has a considerable stake in the proceedings, said yes, that Grimm might find himself in serious difficulties before the summer ends because of a weak catching staff. This created some surprise, as the Braves happen to possess one of the best catchers in the game in Del Crandall. "as long as there is a. possibility of Crandnll and Campnnellti not going at their best all the way. It's mighty easy, you know, for a catcher fo take a foul tip on his finger. • •. "In Wes Westrum the Giants! have a really brilliant receiver, j one of the best I ever saw. Of j course, he won't hit with the other ' named Ray Katfc \yho can take his place with scarcely any loss. He'll even outhit Westrum. were Don Ridings of Keimett. Jimmy Vermillion of Maiden and Glen Hemming way of Hornersville. Only Seniors Pluyed The first quarter was the tightest but in the second period Pemiscot began forging ahead. After a halftime lead of 37-26, Pemiscot managed to stay out in front. Under a state ruling only seniors can play in such an all-star game, McDonald said. Because of this some of the all-county players did not participate in the game. Selected as ail-Pemiscot County and participating in the game were: Bryant, Braggadocio; Burnett, Wardel] ; Childers, Holland; Houser, Bragg City; Kifer, Holland; McClanahan. Cferuthersville; p o o 1 e, Steele; Redmond, Wardell: Reid, Holland: Smith, Steele; S \v i n k, Bragg City; Teaster, Bragg City. Boys receiving honorable mention that played !n the game were: Neal, Deering; Young, Deering. Sweater emblems will be given to the 15 members of the all-county team, McDonald said. He also stated that proceeds will be donated to cancer funds in the two counties. Gate receipts amounted to $130, he said. Abount 400 persons fiijw the game. McDonald hopes another such "You asked me and I told you," said Birdie. "Sure, Crandall is a great catcher, but he's the only one they've got Who is even a big leaguer. The moment he goes out for any reason-Jf he does—they won't be anywhere near the same team. They'll drop right out of It. I say that's & serious weakness. Company Is Example "If you don't think so, look at what happened to Brooklyn when Roy Campanelia'a bad hand made him only half a catcher last season. Something I'll never understand is why some ball -lubs will spend big money for infield and outfield protection and won't spead $50,000 for a good second catcher. It doesn't make sense to me." Did he mean, then, that he would have to go along with the Giants again because they arc better fortified behind the plate than their chief rivals? heir weakness, two, but he makes up for a lot with his handling of pitches. The, important thing is, though, that when lie goes out they've got a fellow Exhibition Baseball Sunday's Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburgh (N) 7, Baltimore (A) 6 Boston lAi 4. Kansas City (A) 1 Chicago IA) 4, Brooklyn (N) 3 (II innings) Cleveland (A) 14, San Francisco (PCD 0 Washington (A) 3. Detroit i A i 2 New York (Al 1, St. Louis (Ni 5 ifir.sL game) New York (A) C, St. Louis (Ni 0 (.seven innings, second giimet New York I'NI 8. Chicago (N) 4 Milwaukee tN vs Atlanta (SA) Abraham's Tourist Court MODERN ROOMS—VENTILATED HEAT REASONABLE RATES $1.50 Single 3.00 . .... .Single with bath 4.00 Double with bath South Highway 61 Plenty of parking room Beer By The Case Budweiser $4.40 Griesedieck 3.90 Falstaff 3.90 ABRAHAM'S CAFE ASH and BROADWAY "I would say so," he responded,' cancelled, ram. Kentucky Straight Tastes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor of the grain' Original 1870 formula J Pint ttO. A. DICKEL DISt. CO., IOUISVH.U, KV. • « PROOI Plus Stale Tai Ail-American Cager, Tom Gola, May Try Baseball NEW YORK W)—Tom Qola. a three-time All-America in basketball who never played college baseball, admitted today he was interested in taking a crack at the national pasttime with the Philadelphia Phillies. "I'm not sure yet," Gola said. "The Phillies just said they'd like to look me over." The Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees and Cincinnati Red- legs also are reportedly in the market for Tom's baseball services. lias rower "I never had a chance to play in college," the LaSalle senior said. "The basketball season always ran (oo late. I played in high school and on the sandlots. I played first base and the outfield." The Phillies are interested in Gola because of his potential as a drawing card and a long-distance slugger. Gola stands 6-7 and scales about 215. Gola is interested in the Phillies for obvious reasons. He could make a whole lot more money swinging a bat than shooting a basketball The . Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA hold draft rights to him. Haddix Seems Back in Old Stride ST. PBTBRSBUBG, Pia. OT— Harvey (the Kitten) Haddix nee southpaw huiier of the St. Louis Cardinals, seems ready to pickup where he left off last season. Haddix pitched seven scoreless innings yesterday against the New York Yankees in a game called at that time in a scoreless tie in a duel with Bob Grim. Haddix, who won 18 and lost 13 last year, gave up three scattered singles and recorded seven strikeouts. He issued two walks. Spring Training To Start in CSL By THE ASSOCIATED PR.KSS The Cotton States League's six clubs all will be in spring training within a week, with managers in- contest will be held next year, possibly earlier and in Dunkiin County. He said a banquet for the all- county team will be held in the i day. Still Much to Learn T, But Hogs Show They'll Score Points FAYETfEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - If Arkansas' Ra.orbacks proved nothing else "M** £ ring practice scrimmage, they proved to 1,500 fans in Razor-back Stadium they Know Of nal spring practice Wher 7he yd 1954 S Southwest Conference champions ran up a total of 53 points in an intrasquad contest Saturday in which the Whites outscored the Reds 33-20. .,.,„„,„.. Thus George Walker, Arkansas star sophomore tailback l«st yew. found his qtiarterbackln g Inter That ended the head-knocking tor the Razorbacks until they don puds again next fall to defend their title against "all those Texas teams." The scrimmage snowed, too, that the Hogs still have a lot to learn about Coach Jack Mitchell's pigeootoed version of the split-T. It's hard to break the slnglewing habit which was so well drilled into . them by Bowden Wyatt now at picked the better line. Tennessee. Wont B« Left But with the material on hand, there was evidence that by the opener next fall, Mitchell's team will not be left behind. The major difference between the teams Saturday was In the line. Mitchell let his quarterbacks pick, their teams for the game like scrimmage. Don Christum Saxton, DeMarco Title Bout Tops Week's Fare NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Saxton makes the first defense of his welterweight championship since winning it from Kiel Gavilan last October against Tony DeMarco in Boston Friday. Saxton is a 3-2 choice, although DeMarco is a local boy. The Bos ton battler has run up a streak, of 16 boufs without a defeat, and last month fought a ID-round drow with lightweight champion Jimmy Carter. There will be no television or radio cast of the bout. Another DeMarco—this one Paddy, the exlightweight champion gets back in action tonight at St. Nicholas Arena against Libby Manzo over the Dumont TV network. Eastern Parkway in Brook lyn, St. Nick's rival, will go with Jimmy Martinez of Phoenix, Ariz,, against Danny Oiovanalli of New York with ABC handling the TV Circus Takes Over Garden The circus will be in Madison Square Garden until mid-May, so the International Boxing Club will tcnsifying their campaigns to line up more baseball players and fans. Opening games are scheduled April 28. El Dorado and Greenville set up camps last week, Pine Bluff and Hot Springs start today, and Momoe and Vicksburg start next Mon- dining room of Gwin's Cafe Hayti at 7:00 Saturday night. at j . icksburg is a MCA' member this season, replacing Meridian. have to farm out its Friday night bouts. This week, Syracuse gets the bid With a Chico VejarBilly Graham return. They met last month and Vejar, r. Stamford, Conn., college student, won. The bout will be TV'd and broadcast by NBC. Exfeatherweight champion Willie Pep goes against Gilverl Cadilli of Los Angeles in the Wednesday TV (CBS) fight from Parks Ail- Force Base, Calif. rupted at times. There was little difference in the backfields. Both were big »nd fast. All-Conference fullback Herat Moore, hurt curly in the gam», carried twice for 23 yards. 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