The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1955 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 8, 1955
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1955 BUTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGEtfINt White Sox Still Need RBI's And Marion Is No Svengali By-HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — .(NEA) — At the outset this spring, Frank Lane talked Marty Marion into being higher than a hopped-up radio announcer on the White Sox. But the more .Slats Marlon saw in training the more he wondered just what the Chicago Americans were going to use for runs. There is nothing at all sure about * club banking on Walter Dropo to bat them in. The big first baseman is too streaky and didn't pull the ball enough to find the left field net in the handball court that is Fenway Park. When a right-hand supposed power hitter can't do that, there isn't, much sense In his trying to reach the seats in vastly more spacious Comiskey Park, where even Ous Zernial experienced difficulty doing it. And after eight campaigns in organized ball, they're fooling with Dropo's swing. "He held the bat back over his shoulder and dipped It even farther baclc as the pitcher delivered the ball," explains Manager Marion. "The ball was past him before he could get the .bat around. We are trying to gst him to hold the bat just in front of the shoulder, so that he doesn't dip it before he swlngi. With all the motion forward, he would have a shorter and more effective swing." Oeorfo Kell, on two good knees and the trouble erased from the base of his spine, Is the other Chi- sox talking point whea they discuss an Improved attack. Led by Nellie Fox, Minnie Mino- Bill Fierce «0 and Jim Rivera, the South Siders have over-all speed and base- base with a full share of hits and stealing ability. They get men on bases on balls and last season beating out 57 of. 7« bunts. The runs-batted-in column tells the sad story. Minoso alone has packed authority there. Even Paul Richards couldn't drive in runs for the Comiskeys, and the tough Texan is now doing his Svengali act in Baltimore. • • » It was when it became apparent the White Sox still suffered along this line that General Manager Lane bid for Gene Woodling of the Orioles. If the now rotund Virgil Trucks throws another productive year at 36, the White Sox pitching easily could be the second best In the league for the fifth straight year. Marion should get plenty of pitching of both kinds from Trucks, Billy Pierce, Sandy Consuegra, Jack Harshman and Bob Keegan, and Harry Dorish Is a superior relief worker assisted by Morrie Martin. Dick Donovan is a large fire-bailer from Atlanta. Ted Qray could be a whiz with a sound shoulder. Mike Fornieles was rated one of the two slickest pitchers in Triple A last trip. The Indians considered Bob Chakales an excellent propect. • »* • The White Sox led the league In defense the past three campaigns. Clint Courtney gives the outfit a left-hand hitting catcher to go with Sherman Lollar. There are infield and outfield replacements and pinch-hitting strength in Jim Brldeweser, old Phil Cavarretta, big Ronnie Jackson, Bill Serena, Bob Nleman, Willard Marshall, Ed Mcahee, Lloyd Merriman, Jim Marshall and John Qollch, the latter pair up from Triple A. + Now if somebody will just hit in some runs. Walt DroBo Jones Battles Johnson Tonight ST. LOUIS (£1 — Ralph (Tiger) Jones tonight risks his record of nev«r having been knocked down against harder - hitting George Johnson, a counter puncher with a fast pair of hands. Jones, a New Yorker, was rated an 8 to 5 favorite over Johnson, of Trenton, N. J., for the ten- round middleweight bout at the Cards' Moon Says He Will Be Better in 1955 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FT. WORTH, Tex. — Wally Moon, the National League's rookie of the year last season, set out today to,collect at least 200 hits in his sophomore year with the St. Louis Cardinals. "I should do even better," Moon said of his first-year performance. Moon moved into the Redbird outfield to replace warhorse Enos Slaughter, who was traded to the New York Yankees. In 1954, with the pressure of replacing the popular Slaughter, Wally banged out 183 hits, two less than Stan Muslal and one more Burdette's Grid Slate for 7955 Is Announced Burdette'B football team is look- Ing for two opponents for next year to finish out their schedule and Coach Harold Stockton said if necessary he will play anyone, anyplace. Coach Stockton said the open dates were for Oct. 21 and Nov. 4. He said he preferred at least one of these games to be played at home. Burdette is a Class B school which had a 8-3 record last year. Here Is Burdette's 1955 schedule: Sept. 9 Marion Home 16 Keiser Home 28 Trumann Away 30 Osceola Away Oct. 7 Shawnee Hom« 14 Earle Away 21 Open 26 Lepanto Away Nov. 4 Open II Portagevill* Away 18 Wilson Home tha.n Red Schoendienst. An even 50 ol those hits were for extra bases. Moon wound up with a .304 average. Manager Eddie Stanky sees no reason why Moon can't accomplish his goals. College Graduate Moon, a 6-foot, 176-pounder who played center field last season, now Is holding down the left field berth with rookie Bill Virdon In center and Muslal switched from the outfield to first base. Wally, who accepted a $6,000 bonus offer frora the Cards in 1950, has a master's degree in education rom Texas A&M College and already has mapped out his future plans after his playing days are over. "I'd like to have a farm some day in Arkansas, or Texas," the Bay, Ark., native said. "And do some college coaching, preferably baseball. Too much pressure in basketball and football." FRESH CAGED EGGS Delivered to your door E. S. MULLINS&SON Ph. 3-4779 Day or Night Increase the value of Your Car By DRESSING UP THE INTERIOR With GILBERTS AUTO UPHOLSTERY Highway »1 N. Ph. 3-6742 The Finest USED TRACTORS Are Traded in on the NEW FORD 600 and 800 TRACTORS You Can Buy Them At Bargain Prices-Easy Terms At SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Phone 3-8951 Arena. The fight, sponsored by the International Boxing Club, will be national! televised (NBC) 9 p. m. (CST). Johnson has won 30 of 36 professional fights, 21 of them by knockouts. He is expected to weight in at 146, or about two pounds less than Jones. Jones has scored only eight knockouts in winning 33 of 49 pro fights. He has lost 13 and fought three draws. Jones, whose bulling style has made him a crowd pleaser, defeated Ray Robinson and then lost a close decision to middleweight champ Carl (Bobo) Olson in his last two fights. Johnson punched out an easy decision over Garth Panter in a recent fight and whipped Ramon Fuentes earlier this year. Under the Missouri scoring system, ten points are divided for each round. The winner of a round usually gets 6 points to 4 for his opponent. Even rounds are scored 5-5 and a knockdown generally is scored 7-3. Girl May Win 4 AAU Titles In Swim Meet DAYTONIA BEACH, Pla. HP) — Tall, trim Shelley Mann, a girl who couldn't swim a stroke five years ago, is likely to win four national titles by the time the 1955 Women's AAU Indoor Meet ends here tomorrow. She took two yesterday, successfully defending in the 400-ynrd Individual medley and stepping up for the first time as loo-yeard freestyle champion. This 17-year-old high school senior from Arlington, Va., who swims for the Walter Reed Hospital Swim Club of Washington, D. C., is favored to repeat in the 100-yard backstroke today and the 100-yard butterfly tomorrow. She took up swimming only five years ago this summer when she attended a summer camp.- Miss Mann showed she Is still on the upgrade by bettering her 1954 winning time in the medley. She won H in 5 minutes 19.7 seconds compared to her 5:24.9 a year ago. Her winning time In the 100- yard freestyle was 58.7 seconds. 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We are licensed by the State Plant Board and issue a continuous working contract. Superior Termite Co. 535 N. 6th—Blytheville, Ark.—Phone POplar 2-2350 Golf's Shooting Store Rosburg Has Brilliant Potential,ButMayQuit (One ol • Series) By NEA Service Of all the brilliant young stars in tournament golf, probably no one has a better chance to achieve Hogan- Snead-Nelson status than chubby, round-shouldered Bobby Rosburg of San Francisco. Paradoxically, Rosburg may fade out of the headlines entirely after this year. The reason is simple: A touring pro can't take his wife with three youngsters with him. After finishing runner-up In the Miami Beach Open thli March, Rosburg reiterated he plans to give up the tour in favor of a club job at the end of thi* year, Pretty Mn. Carolyn Rwburg has just moved into their new home In Palo Alto, where the peach-cheeked, 28-year-old Bobby was graduated from Stanford Rosburg, whose naturally- stooped shoulders give this easy going and soft spoken young man a non-formal appearance, started playing at five in San Francisco'a Lincoln Park. He has had an unorthodox grip since childhood, keeping his right hand well under the club. He played a pretty fair second base in baseball. Because he has to make a living for five, Rosburg for six years selling automobiles and being & junior executive in a clothing store. NEXT: Billy Maxwell. Bobby Rosburft Southern Picks Up Where It Left Off By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Association baseball made its 1955 debut Thursday and the "top two" and "deep three" picked up right Where they left off last fall. Pitching, or the luck of it, pretty well lolrt the story. Atlanta nnrt New Orleans. 1954 pennant winner nml runner-up, had It. Mobile nncl Little Rock—cellar du-ellers last year with Nashville— didn't have It. Nashville had the pitching but npt the fielding. Atlanta's Clyde King and Pete Modlca scattered seven hits to defeat Birmingham 6-3. Three New Orleans hurlers checked Mobile with four hits while their mates pounded three Bear hurlers for 11 blows and a 7-3 victory. Chicks Hit Hard Memphis launched a 12-htt attack on four Little Rock pitchers for an easy 10-4 triumph at Chattanooga edged Nashville 5-4 in 10 innings »s the Vols committed four errors. The Chattanooga-Nashville affair was a day game. All other activity was under the lights. Today Is an off-day. Every club is in action tomorrow In R continuation of an opening-day series. Chattanooga drew the biggest crowd, 9,208. But the gate was far short of the 11,027 who attended the Lookouts' opener last year. Little Rock and Memphis each got 12 hits, but Little Rock was never able to bunch Its blows off Marvin Rotblntt and Jerome Dan- Ike. The Chicks went down in order five innings, but ganged their hits In the other frames. This year's total .first-game attendance was 24,501, compared with a 28,788 gate In 1954 openers. Dixie Upright and Jerome Dar> Ike got Memphis started in th« home run parade. Bob Montag blasted one for Atlanta, and Bob Martyn got one for Birmingham. Atlanta Jumped ahead of Birmingham in the fourth when Montag got his four-bagger with Bob Boring on base. The Crackers added three more runs in the sixth and led 5-0 before Birmingham scored off King. Ken Benrdslw, who left In the sixth, WM ttw loser. Overtime A single by Roy HawM k MM top of the 10th set .the stage for Chattanooga's victory. Mawes itole second, moved to third on • ground ball to the Infield and scored on * bobble by pitcher Jack, Walter«. Walters was charged with the loss. Hal Qrlggs, who relieved starter Al Sima in the eighth, was credited with the victory. Curt Raydon went to the mound for New Orleans in the fifth and handcuffed Mobile on two hit* the rest of the way. New Orleans got off to a three-run lead In the first frame, but Mobile scored single tallies In the second and fifth, chiefly on the wlldness ol Pel hurler Fred Qreen. Road Courier News Claalfltd Ad*. Flu Sends Wynn To Cleveland MILWAUKEE (/P) — Cleveland sent ailing pitcher Early Wynn to Cleveland before flying here today for their last two exhibition games. Wynn first came down with influenza two weeks ago, but the recovered enough to pitch twice. After that he suffered a relapse and left the team. Manager Al Lopez noted that "this will probably set him back but he can start working out Monday and he may be ready to pitch five or six days later.' 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