The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1955
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, BLYTHEVIU-E (ARK.) COtTRWR NEWS- PAGE NINJ Spooners Arm Ailing Again, Dodgers Will Have to Wait By ED WILKS The Associated Press It begins to look as if the Brooklyn Dodgers may not have Karl Spooner any sooner this season than last. The 23-year-old lefty was the kid who broke up the wake held by the Brooklyn faithful at the tail end of the 1954 campaign after the New York Giants had Inid the Brooks to. rest. Sponer came up from Fort Worth and in two starts he set the Giants on their ears 3-0 and bumped off Pittsburgh (the club that slugged then Dodgers in the home stretch) 1-0. His 15 strikeouts against the National League champs was a league record for a first appearance. And the 12 strikeouts he added NL gainst the Bucs gave him an mark for two consecutive games . Over the winter, Spooner had a balky right knee set right and he showed up for spring training ready to fire Troubl.e was, he fired too hard too soon. Shoulder Pain A shoulder pain made him rest a while. Then he threw against the White Sox and did well, but felt the pain again. He rested again, coining back April 1 for three innings against Milwaukee. He was hit hard, but no pain. Yesterday he tried another three frames against the Braves and the arm "hurt like a sonufagunl" The Brooklyn trainer said he didn't think Spooner pulled any muscles. "His arm feels a little tight, but it felt that way last time and he didn't hurt it then." His trouble was obvious. He kept trying to get by on curves. They hurt less. But the Braves tagged him for two unearned runs in the second and a pair of legitimate scores in the third on a walk and three hits alter two were out. Spooner left for the showers (and probably an examination by a specialist) and the Braves were off to an 8-0 victory that gave them the spring series against the Brooks 5-4. Card« Win Twinbill Sal Maglie set down the Cleveland Indians 5-2 for the New York Giants on nine scattered hits over nine innings. Bob Lemon went all the way for the Tribe, also allowing nine hits — but two went for Monte Irvin home runs and a third was socked for a homer by rookie Bob Lennon. The Philadelphia Phils took a pair n-12 and 8-2 from Boston. The two clubs swung.for 20 extra-base hits. Nine of them were home runs. St. Louis also swept a twinbtll, beating the Chicago white Sox 6-3 and 3-1. The Cardinals scored four runs In the eighth, two on a Red Schoendienst home run, to win the opener. Cincinnati ended a five : game losing streak by clouting Washington 13-2. Jim Greengrass hit a grand- slam wallop in a six-run first off Dean Stone. Dale Long gave Pittsburgh a 5-4 decision over Baltimore, smacking a 375-foot double that scored the winning run in the ninth. The New York Yankees got a neat, nine-inning performance from Bob Turley. who allowed Birmingham of the Southern Assn. Just four hits while fanning 11 in a 2-1 triumph. New York Picked for AL Pennant 'Series Sickness May Aid Yanks ST. By JACK HAND PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) — Despite Cleveland's recordbreaking 111 victories in 1954 and the addition of Ralph Kiner, the sobered New York Yankees will bounce back to win the American League pennant in -this writers' opinion. The Yankee "complacency" of a year ago, given as the reason for Vic Baschi's sale, is conspicuous by its absence. The shock of missing World Series checks, plus the Indians' four-day "swoon" against thft New York Giants gave the Yanks food for thought during the long winter months. Not that "complacency" caused the Yanks' defeat. Cleveland's solid pitching staff with Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Mike Garcia and the fine hitting of .Larry Doby and Bobby Avila exploded the Yanks' fireams of a sixth pennant. During the off season, the Yanks acquired Bob Turley, the league strikeout king, from Baltimore in that nine-for-mne deal. Although Turley ha* been wild in the exhibitions, it still is possible that this swap will win the 1955 championship for the Yanks. Close Pennant Race It should be a close race with New York and , Cleveland running one-two or two-one all the way.; The Tribe has solid power in Al Rosen, Vic Wertz, Doby and Kiner.* They have added Herb Score, the sensational young lefty from Indianapolis, to their strong pitching staff. Although Marty Marion, one ot six new managers in the league, talks of his White Sox winning, they look like a third-place club which will need terrific seasons by Virgil Trucks and Billy Pierce and some lusty slugging by Walt Dropo and Minnie Minoso to challenge. Detroit and Boston, both rebuild' ing with youngsters, should fight it out for fourth, followed by Wasn- ington, Baltimore and Kansas City. Kansas City, under Lou Boudreau, is the same club that was last at Philadelphia last year, 60 games behind Cleveland, with the addition of Ewell BlackweU, Tom Gorman and Dick Kryhoski from the Yanks. A major face-changing deal is to be expected before June with third baseman Jim Finigan and pitcher Arnold Portocarrero as the bait. The new climate may perk up some of the old A's but not for long. A full scale comeback by Bobby Shantz, still is a doubtful factor, would be a big help. the Technical KO TEMPLE, Ter. UP) — When lights went out, three Golden Glove fighters went out of the city recreation center. The State Training school, for whom they were competing, said they were at the school for burglary. Game-of-week Telecasts Set For 26 Dates Here's your 1955 Major League Baseball "Game of the Week'.' schedule to be carried by WHBQ Television beginning April 2. Dizzy Dean and Buddy Blattner, colorful figures of the baseball world, will proide commentary for all games. v The telecasts will be sponsored by a nationally known beverage company. The following is the schedule with date and opponents: April 2—Giants-Indians, April 9 —Yankees-Dodgers, April 16—Phillies-Giants, April 23—Giants Dodgers, April 30—Orioles-Indians. May 7—Athletics-Indians, May 14 —Dodgers-Redlegs, May 21—Phillies-Dodgers, May aBr-Dodge Oiant*. June 4—Yankees-White Sox, June 11—Yankees-Indians, June 18—Indians-Red Sox, June 25— Whit* Sox-Red Sox. July 2—Giants-Phillies, July —Dodgers-Giants, July 16— Redlegs -Dodgers, July 23—Redlcgs-Giante, July 30—Tigers-Red Sox. Aug. 6—Giants-Redlegs, Aug. 13 f/ You may owe your life to a COMCRETE PAVEMENT You can see farther and stop shorier on i concrete highway because concrete is the safety pavement. Here's why: 1. Concrete reflects up to four times more light than dark- colored pavements. You see pedestrians, obstructions and other hazards sooner and have more time to slow down or Slop. 2. Concrete's gritty surface has uniformly high skid resistance. Your tires get a firm, tight grip, permitting quicker stops without skidding, even though it may be raining. Mr. Motorist, your license fees, gas and oiher taxes pay for pavements. Insist that main roads and streets be paved with the safest possible pavement. That's concrete. It may save your lifei Arkansas' important arterial route, U. S. 61-63, should be paved with concrete. The safety designed into your roads by your highway engineering department, plus the safety value of concrete, will help to save many lives on this heavily traveled route. TION 916 FAILS BUILDING, MEMPHIS 8, TENNESSEE HlliMl MJIMollm It tmpriyl UJ milt llu mil .1 ftrtiiti v.1 axiui . . .Itatufi Klirirtk ting™ in] CONCRETE COOPERATES WITH YOUR EYES AND YOUR BRAKES Lawrence, Haddix To Pitch Today LITTLE ROCK, Ark. W)—Brooks Lawrence and Harvey Haddix are schedueld ot see action on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals today against the Chicago White Sox. Lawrence has been tapped by Manager Eddie Stanky to open the Cards' season at Chicago next Tuesday and Haddix, ace southpaw of the staff, will pitch the club's first home game at St. Louis two days later. Stanky said both would hae another chance at duty before their regular season performances. —Phillies-Dodgers, Aug. 20 Tigers- White Sox, Aug. 27—Bedlegs-Dod- gers. Sept. 3—White Sox-Indians, Sept. 10—Oiants-Bedlegs, Sept 17—Giants Dodgers, Sept. 24—Phillies-Giants. Golf's Shooting Stars Palmer Had to Turn Pro; Couldn't Afford To Remain Amateur (On* of a Series) Arnold Palmer's boyhood ambition was to be a playing golf professional . . . and here he is with both feet> a beautiful game and a most unorthodox putting grip, an almost complete overlap. Palmer, Imwn-eyed find handsome at 25, was a manufacturers' agent in Cleveland when he won the United States Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit lost August, Palmer preferred to remain an amateur, but ns such could not devote enough time to golf. Young Palmer Is far from wealthy, so turned professional in November. He will be eligible to take Professional Golfers' Association prize money in mid-May. He has just purchased a second and new trailer in which he will continue to make the rounds with his pretty and petite wife, Winnie. Palmer's pop, Deke, still Is the pro at the Latrobe, Pa,, Country Club. Arnold had clubs at 4, played at t>, with his sister, two years younger, as his caddie. He was in tournaments at 10. Palmer went out for football at Latrobe High, but the coach wouldn't give him a uniform because he was. too small. He now stands 5-11, weighs 168, Arnold joined Bud Worsham, brother of Lew, In matriculating Arnold palmer at Wake Forest, the youngsters attending on golf scholarships. Palmer quit school in their senior year, when Worsham and another boy were killed when the T~ I It's the season for [ LfERMHK 1 f • OKKIN t.CO-1 don't mistake them for flying ants lotguf P«f Control fe. DftKIN EXTERMINATING COWAHY. UK. ' FREE INSPECTIONS Phon. 3-8233 Swinging Sammy Ready for Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Sammy Snead, defending champion of the Masters Golf Tournament, figures precedent il merely something meant to be broken — and if he can find the right putter, maybe he's the guy who'll do some breaking this year. Snend, the long-driving West Virglninn, could knock two precedents out the window by winning this 10th Musters. No one hns ever won (our Masters — only Snend and Jimmy Demnret hnve now three — and no Masters champion has ever successfully defended his title. "But there's nhvnys n chance," Sain drawled after shooting n 5- uncler-par fl7 In practice yesterday. Despite Ills fine round, Snead automobile in which they were riding went off a bridge as they were returning home from a hotuecomlng dunce. A brbken-up Arnold Palmer went into the Coast Gxiflrd (or three years. Discharged in Jimunry of last year, he returned to Wake Forest and wns KrndUrtled in May. Arnold Palmer majored in business. "That should come in handy on golf tours." he beams. "I stS was concerned with his puttlu»— which ie nothing unusual for San. "I made a few putts," h« commented, "but I.missed all too* little ones I shoul' have mad*." He used three different putter*— all of the center-shaft typo—-during his round. "I'm trying to find one hit the ball with," he said, don't know which one I'm going to use, but I'll putt with somethtac if I have to use a stick." Snead won his third Masters Utl* last year when he beat Ben Hogm by one stroke in an 18-hole pk,yoff. 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