The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1955 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 13, 1955
Page 11
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WEDHBMUY, Aim M, W* (AML) QOCRIBB PAGE ELEVEN Preseason Flag Favorites Win Opening Day Games Indians, Braves Victorious By Iko ED WILH Could be teat the opening day of major league baseball s«t what may be the pattern off and winning and the New York Giants.this season. Milwaukee and Cleveland were Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees couldn't do a thing about it. Hank Qreenbcrg feared, got to Vir- The preseason popularity polls had Milwaukee's Braves .copping the National League flag, with the world champlpn Giants and Brooks .somewhere behind. Cleveland was picked to repeat in the American, again beating out the Yanks. Milwaukee and Cleveland made hay yesterday while the other three pennant contenders were stopped by rain. The Braves uncovered rookie Chuck Tanner, who swatted a first-pitch pinch home run to get a 4-2 victory going against Cincinnati. And Cleveland, mixing power with its pitching, knocked off the Chicago White Sox, a dark horse threat, 5-1. The Chicago Cubs won their second 1955 decision, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 14-4 in the only other National league fame played. In the American, the Kansas City Athletics broke into their new surroundings with a 6-2 victory over Detroit, and the Boston Red Sox gave the Baltimore Orioles their second wtback 7-1. Tanner, a 25-year-old prospect up from Atlanta, carried on the Bravei' rookle-a-spring program. Manager Cholly Grimm, who sprung loose, Billy Bruton in '5! and Hank Aaron in '54, tapped Tanner to bat for Warren Spahn with the Braves trailing 2-1 in the eighth. He homered on the first major league ball pitched to him. That tied toe score, and after Bruton singled, Aaron clippec Gerry Etaley's next pitch for a triple and the lead run. Ted Kluszewski had given the Redlegs their 2-1 edge in the top of the eighth, hitting his second homer of the season. Like Spahn, Cleveland's Bob Lemon got off toward another 20- victory season, handling the White Sox on four singles and a double. The Indians, apparently not as over-confident as general manager Golf's Shooting Stars Heberi Is a 'Bear' On the Golf Course (Twelfth of a series) • - " - -»^w»»f^ By NEA Sen-Ice jf^^. 3 Jay Hebert's name was pro- ^^^^B* '" ! nounced incorrectly so often that ^.^BBBIB ' " s< A he attached a tag to his bag. It's "A Bear." Hebeirt Is one of of the comparatively few stylists left in the American game. He is one of the superior niters of the ball with a compact sing. Brother professionals agree that he would be one of the big winners if he spent more time on tour, but he has largely limited himself to winter play from Loe Angeles to the Masters. Hebert, 32, is a handsome, blue- eyed chap with dark brown hair and Gallic grace standing 5 feet 11% and weighing 174 pounds. He was raised at Lafayette, La., is of French descent and sueaks In the soft tone of the Evangeline country. Hebert, whose 27 - year - old brother, Lionel, is also a professional, started playing at 9, by 16 knew what he wanted to do although he also played baseball well and excelled at swimming. Graduated from high school, Hebert spent three years at Southwest Louisiana State Institute and was at Louisiana State when he enlisted in the Marine Corps in November, 1942. Hebert was a classmate of Alvin Dark at LSU and the Giant shortstop's roommate in the Marine Corps in the siuth Pacific. Hebert was wounded in the leg on Iwo Jima>. In four years in the Marine Corps, Hebert rose to the rank of first lieutenant, returned to Louisiana State for his Master's in business administration and finance. The reason Hebert hasn't played more is that he has had a good teaching job starting at Oakmont in 1949 and winding up at the big Woodmere Club on Long Ls- land. 1 Jay Hebert's tip * - those struggling to cut down their scores: "Learn what not to worry about." dorftjusi ask for bourbon ... ourbon KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY THE BOURBON DE LUXE COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.. TH1* WHJSUY |$ 4 Y£AJtt QUX M NMX*. gil Trucks for two runs in the first as Vic Wertz singled with the bates loaded. Al Smith and Ralp" Kiner hom- ered, although Kiner, whose big bat the Indians picked up from the Cubs last winter, fanned in his first two trips. The game at Cleveland hauled in 50,230 fans—tops for the day as the majors drew 190,951. Milwaukee was second with 43,640. Kansas City relied on a three- run sixth to beat Ned Carver and the Tigers as a capacity crowd of 32,843, plus former, President Truman and Connie Mack, watched. The A's got nine hits, including a single, double and hcme run by Bill Wilson. Alex Kellner gave up six Detroit hits, one a Red Wilson homer, and Ewell Blackwell protected the decision with two - hit ball in the last three frames. The Cubs knocked out Brooks Lawrence in a five-run first and went on to total 18 hits off five Card hurlers. Dee Fondy drove in five runs with a bases-loaded double in the big first and a full- house single In a six-run second. Hank Sauer had four hits with 26,153 in the stands—largest Chicago opening crowd since 1929 . Paul Minner was the winner. Boston and new manager Pinky Higgins kicked up their heels as Ted Lepclo smacked two home runs in the rout of Baltimore. Frank Sullivan set down the Orioles on five hits, while Boston had 13 against three Baltimore pitchers. The crowd was 38,085. Raschi Says His Back Is Okay; Ready to Pilch •CHICAGO (*) — Vic Raschi ha* won his battle with back miseries and soon will be ready for pitching assignments from Manager Eddie Stanley of ttie St. Louis pardinals. It was a little over a year ago that Raschi was cut loose by the New York Yankees In a sale to the Cardinals. It was a little over a year ago that Raschi was cut loose by th,a New York Yankees in a sale to the Cardinals. The big righthander, now 36, had won 120 games for the Yankees and lost only 50. 8 to 11 Wins Seen "We knew Raschi had a bad back when we got him," Stanky said before his Cardinals hurried out of Chicago yesterday, "He won eight for us last year and I look for him to win eight to 11 for us this time." "He was entirely on his own," said Stanky. "He knows his arm and back better than I just let him come around by himself. Last Saturday he had a good three innings against Detroit (yielded one hit and had four strikeouts). In three or four days we'll start using him." Raschi says he is far frcrn through. "My back i« fellng much better," he said. "I'm a.year older and I've played another year—and I hope to be of some help to the Cardinals for three more yews anyway." Read Courier News Classified Ada. WEIGHT THROWER — Don Cockell may purchase Ills clothes in the over-size department, but tne Briton throws his weight around, He fights Rocky Murcltmo in Sun Francisco, May l(i. Don Cockell Arrives For Marciano Fight NEW YORK (AP) — "He's no superman. He's got two arms and two legs just like 1 have. 1 hope to win the title, otherwise I nover would have come here. That's the way England's Don Cockell sized up his coming title fight with heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in San Francisco May 1C. The pudgy, 217-pound British heavy weight boss arrived early yesterday morning from England on Ihe Queen Mary, wns the guest of honor at press party at a down- n restaurant and then departed last night for San Frnnclsco. He is due there Friday. " is it great champion and he behaves like a champion," snid the hog farmer from Horam, Sussex. "If I should win, I only hope I can conduct myself like lie docs. "Many people seem to have the Men that Marciano is crude and rough but I don't see Jt. He Is a No Way to Improve, But KC to Have 2nd Opener Today By FRANK CRAWFORD KANSAS CITY (AP) — No one in this newest American League city could think of a way to improve on Kansas City'i shellacking of the Detroit Tigers but the Athletics are going to try in a reopener today. There was only one thing wrong Athletics yesterday. with yestonlny's Inaugural from the time former President Harry Truman southpuwed the first ball until old. Ewell Blaokwell made Rod Wilson bloop a double play hall to useless Pete Slider. There wasn't enough room to let nil the eager Kansas Cltlans see the affair. So Truman Is scheduled for the first pitch again today, ready to shoot with either hand that gets hold of tho ball first. 1'ortoearrero After Hurry Besides the nmhidextrous Truman, the Athletics plan to pitch Arnold Portocarrero. a fireball righthander whose post gams comment yesterday was: 'We didn't come to Kansas City from Philadelphia to lose." Arrayed Hgnlnal him for the Timers will bo Steve Oromok whose ic-cord last year wns 18 victories ngatnst 16 losses to Portocarrero's 0-18. It Is doubtful today's retake will ctruw the sellout 32.844 that watched the opener but no one would give big odds onllt, not after the way this baEObaU crasy town took to their rejuvenated scientific fighter. He never throws two punches In tho same place. He places his punches correctly and plnco? his weight behind his blows." Cocikell. had met—and admired Rocky when he met the undefeated Brookton Blaster at the signing; ceremony hare Fob. 28, He never has seen the htrd-hlttinff heavyweight king In a live fight but said he has carefully scanned the movies of Mnrciano's two fights with EKnard Charles. "No, I can't say now how I Intend to fight Marolnno," the 30- year-old. British Empire UUeholdor said In a reply to , a question. I shall adapt myself to conditions In the ring. I shall nuke my own moves as I go nlon^." One baseball game doesn't rnakt a summer. And one victory won't liul the .A's In the first division. Out anyone who saw the A's during and after their auspicious start knows they have a new spirit K not new talents. An astute' student a! tlw game. Manager Bucky Harris of the Ttf ors, is one who thinks the A's may bn n lot more efficient than maa» think. New Spirit Will Help "They have 'some long hall hit> tors. They have Uie ability to make the runs and W they let the pitching they need, they could Improve a lot." Bucky allows. "New surroundings and a new spirit on the club Is bound to help." Buoky's youngsters (his starting lineup averaged 26 years yesterday; found the combination of a new club and some oldtlrne club members too much competition. With the A's 3 runs ahead and starter Alex Kellner out for * pinch hitter, Manager Lou Boudreau sent veteran Ewell Blackwell to the mound, to protect th« lead. The Whip had none of his old speed but he had the cun- nlntr. He was In trouble In tach of the last three Innings but eaca time he came out unscatched. Double plays did the trick. Who was the key man on each one? A youngster named Pete Su- dijr who won't b* N until n«xt Saturday. Big 'Lift/* Mo' SAN DIEGO, Calif, 111 — Ttnnl* champion Mauretn Connolly has been reading mountains of mall since announcing her plans to retire from tennis and become * housewife. But the lelt«r she laid she llkM best of all Is ont from Frankfurt, Germany, that's addressed simply: "Little Mo, U. a. Tennis Champ," to fee/ //Are Today's the day to "Join The Test Pilot Club" and see what a thrill you get when you try Variable Pitch Dynaflow* We're not kidding. When you try a '55 Buick with Variable Pitch Dynaflow, you'll feel like a pilot does when he heads his plane down a runway for take-off. For you, in the driver's seat, are doing what that pilot does—you're changing the pitch of your propellers —one way for instant response on getaway—another way for better gas mileage ki cruising. \o«r propellers are whirling in oil, deep inside the Dynaflow unit. 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