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PAGE TEH BLTTHBV1LU5 (AKK.) COURIER NMWS Maybe Bosox Don't Need Big Ted's Bat; They Lead League Cards, Cubs Split; Giants Fall to 6th By 1OE KKICHUCU The Associated I'rrss Ted Williams was still some 2,000 miles away from Fenway Park today but could it be that I he Boston Red Sox have been using the power-laden bats he left behind? The end of Ihc first week of the Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Behind Boston 5 1 .833 Cleveland 4 2 .007 ^Jew York 3 2 .GOO Chicago 3 2 .000 Detroit 3 3 -500 Washington 2 2 .500 Kansas City .... 1 4 .200 Baltimore 0 5 .000 Monday's Schedule Cleveland at Kansas City (night —Garcia (1-0) vs Kellncr (1-0) New York at Baltimore (nlRht —Ford (1-0) vs Moore (0-0) Only games scheduled Sunday's Rcsulls Chicago 3-2, Cleveland 1-4 'Boston 14-1, Baltimore 5-9 Detroit 16, Kansas City 0 Washington 7, New York 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L> Pet. Behind Brooklyn 6 0 1.000 Philadelphia .... 4 1 .BOO I 1 ,: Chicago 4 2 .007 2 Milwaukee 3-2 .000 2'/ 2 St. Louis 3 2 .800 2!' a New York 1 5 .107 6 Cincinnati 1 5 .167 5 Pittsburgh 0 5 .000 514 Monday's Schedule Pittsburgh at New York — Sur- kont (0-1) vs Lleldle (0-0) Brooklyn at Philadelphia (niRlil) —Erskine (1-0) vs Welnncicr (1-0) Chicago at Milwaukee—Hacker (0-9) vs Buhl (0-0) Cincinnati at St. Louis (night) —Nuxhall (0-0) vs Raschi (0-0). Sunday's Results Brooklyn 10-3, Pittsburgh 3-2 Philadelphia 4-4, New York 2-2 Milwaukee 10-5, Cincinnati 1-6 Chicago 6-1, St. Louis 5-14 .. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION w L Pet. an Birmingham 5 2 .714 — Memphis 4 2 .007 'i New Orleans 3 2 .000 1 Nashville 4 4 .500 Hi. Atlanta 4 <t .500 1|<. Mobile 3 3 .500 l'/i Chattanooga 3 6 .333 3 Little Rock 2 5 .280 3 .YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Birmingham 10, Atlanta 2 Memphis 6-10, New Orleans 5-5 (First game 10 innings; second suspended by curfew: will be finished today) Chattanooga .7-8. Nashville 6-6 Little Rock 8, Mobile 5 TODAY'S GAMES Chattanooga at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile Nashville at Atlanta New Orleans at Memphis TEXAS I.HAGUE Fort Worth 6-3, Houston 4-7 (second game 7 innings > Snn Antonio 2-3. Dallas 1-1 Snreveport 1, Oklahoma City 3 Beaumont 6. Tulsa 2 infant baseball season finds the Red Sox not only leading Die American League with five victories in six names but they also are on top with an astonishing .330 team batting average and 11 home runs. The Red Sox yesterday pounded eight Baltimore pitchers lor 30 flits, sweeping both i-nd.s of a doubleheader 14-5 and 12-!) to leap pust Cleveland and New York and grab a full-game lead on Ihc Held. Faye Throncberry, 23-year-old ex-GI filling in for Williams In left field, has done the most toward eiiMlng the big guy's absence. The Memphis, 'I'enn., sophomore, clubbing at a torrid .'100, Is tied for tlie league lead with 12 runs batted in. Ills 10 liils Include four doubles and Ihree home runs. He rapped lour hits yesterday including a double and home run. drove In four and scored six times. White, Jensen Home Catcher Sammy White, another .400 hitter so far, drove home seven runs with five hils including a double and home run. Jackie Jensen, batting .455, knocked in four runs with six hits Including a double, triple and homer. Ted Lepcio collected four hits to boost his average to .34H and Billy Goodman is hitting .304. Boston shared Sunday's spotlight with the Brooklyn Dodgers who continued their unbeaten ways with a sweep of a cloublcheader from Pittsburgh 10-3 and 3-2. Philadelphia's Phillies stunned the Giants with a pair of -1-2 victories to drop Nir.v York into a sixth place llo with Cincinnati. A 10-run first Inning started St. Louis off to a M-I runaway over aflar thc> Culis had nipped the Cards In Ilia OIIHU.T (1-5 wllh two runs in (he ninth. Cincinnati ilso pulled out a ninth liming li-5 vic-lory to ;<uiu a split wllh Milwaukee after Hie Braves had run off with the opener Hl-1. It was the Heels' first viclory aller five straight defeats. Kalfm: Sets riniiKr Kvrord Cleveland ami Chicago spill a totiblehradt'r, the Indians winning 1-2 behind Bob Lemon's llvt-hltlcr Her southpaw Jack Harsliman had plk'iicd tin- While Sox to a t-1 triumph in the opener. Johnny Sclunilr. and Spec Slica combined .0 pitch Washlnglon to a 7-3 vlc- ory over Uielr former New York Yankee leammates as Mickey Vernon and Hoy Slcver.s hammered homers against Eddie Lopat. Young Al Kiillno hammered ilircc homo runs, two of them In the sixth inning io tk 1 a major league record, as Dflrolt romped to a Hi-0 rout of Kansas City. Steve Gromek yielded seven hit.s for his .sfcond victory, both against the AlhlelicK. Tin- 20-ycur-olrt kiillitc also singled Ui drive six runs giving him 12 for the season. He leads liolh leagues wllh a .50(1 balling average on M tiil.s in 115, times at Imt. Trammale Harvey Kucnn also collided lour hits. Ihree doubles and a singltf. Jackson Lessens One Of Stanky's Worries By THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS Eddie Stanky, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, should have one less worry about his much-discussed pitching staff today. Kaline Hits 3 Homers; Ties Mark DETROIT (/If—Young Al KiiHne combined 20 pounds or muscle, 33 uunee.H of wood and "the same old swlnj*" to .smash two home rum in one inning and tie a major Iciiyue record. The 20 - year - old outfielder .slammed three home runs yesterday—two of them In the sixth in- niiiK — as the Detroit Tigers trounced the KJULSHS City As ,Ifl-0. Kaline thus became the 13th mrijor leaguer slime 1880—or the eighth in modern times if you go back only to 1900 — to hit two homers in one Inning. The muscle was new—20 pounds lie picked up in the off-seiuson to boost his weight from 155 to 175. The wood WHS new—a 33-ounce bat which he hud borrowed from a tcnnimate. "But-It was the same old swing," Kaline explained in the Tigers' dress Ing room. "I hit .; curve, fast ball and slider but was swinging the same as always—Just trying to get on base." Kaline boosted his early season average to ,5(iO—-best in the league for playcr.s who have played a majority of their teams' games. He has 14 hits in 25 at bats, including a double, two triples and three home runs. Hi has batted in lli mas. Larry Jackson, 23-year-old right- hander, held the Chicago Cubs to only four hits and one run in his major league debut for the Birds Sunday in the nlghtca. of a double- htader. Jackson had a no-hitter working until the .seventh inning. The Cards backed up Jackson with a 10-run outburst in the first Inning to take the second game, 14-1, lifter losing the opener, 6-5, in the ninth. The St. Louis pitch- Ing staff has been called the club's one weakness. Only one man bad reached base against Jack.son until the seventh and that came on an error. He retired the Cubs in order in seven on the nine innings, fanned three- and walked only one. The Cards sent 14 men to the plate In the hectic first inning and picked up eight of their 17 hits with Rip Rcpulski' three-run double the big blow. Harry Elliott played in the outfield for Bill Virdon, sidelined with 11 sore throat and fever, and collected seven hits In ei^ht official trips to the plate In the two games. Kansas City's Athletics went down to their fourth defeat in five starts at the hands of Detroit, Ifi- 0. Al Kaline hit three homers, Uvo In the sixth Inning, to tie a major league record for Detroit. His slugging led a 15-hit attack atalnst five Athletic pitchers. Steve Gromek held the A's to seven hits innSteve Gromek held the A's to seven hits in going the distance. Prior to its entry in the Western Conference in 1950, iMichtgun State won eight consecutive Central Collegiate Conference swimming championships. Chicks 1 Inning Away From Tie with Barons fly VKKNON BUTLEIt The Associated I'ress Birmingham's speedy, ambitious young Barons held first place today in the infant Southern Association pennant scramble but the veteran Memphis Chicks were only one inning behind. The Biirons grubbed the lead with a record of five wins and two losses alter an unprecedented «erles ,.s\vuep in Atlanta. But Memphis, with . 4-2 murk, owned a 10-5 lead over New Orleans when the second giunc of yesterday's doubleheader was suspended b, the curfew after six innings. The Chicks need only to retire three Pels before (he rogimrly scheduled Rtime tonight for n first-place tie. Birmingham routed Atlanta 10-2 for its third straight over the Crackers, and historians dug back six years into the files .without finding u similar Baron coup. Memphis nicked New Orleans 6-5 in 10 innings In their opener; Clintttinoogn checked a losing .skid of .six games nnd swept a pair Sports Roundup vij ML after Ruth's Homer Title NEW VOKK iAPi - Now ihal the Milwaukee Knives arc disclosed to have pulled in their left-center and rii»hU:eiik'rlield Tenet's by n mutter of 15 foot, we begin to entertain strong suspicions lhat the National League is making a concerted attack on Babe Ruth's record of 00 homeruns, which has withstood every assault since it was set in 1927. .s in l\vn ol p.irK is i UK- Im^uc's t-i^ht jj.irks, il \vmilti ' »f mnU:!iinp the t should Perhaps il dence. but ihe Mihv the third in ihf iseiuor h^i'.'tio iu \ MVIU In.- have had :i nick iuk./n in its: Humbmn's v-.'or.drou;; dimensions in the ;J;>st i\vo yi';;rs. j be ;;ivcn ,- ( :n:n;, n> The Si.Louis Cardinals hauled down I Hlvulry Civiii-t- a sc;r<.'f*n which shielded their dnso ! T!u j rivalry beiwiH'n the rijjhtfifld stands over the.' wim.or, [ Jii.ijor ]i'a;;tu'.x is ;i more mi and the Cincinnati Rrcile;;s short-i bim-r tiling ih:m Ihc iivcviy.i encd the disiinici: io the ni;ht j [iroijubly would believe. It'> barrier nt Crtislev Field after the ! comnvrd for publicity purpo?- Anvono '53 season for the benefit, of their hero, Ted Kluszcw.ski. Klu, who wears no man's i home run c-rmvn aivay fi'oni lt.s diK^n't think tlie lake Hie unrier.shirt nnd whosi^ upper arms ore the pride of the Midwe.sl, hammered 49 homers lust season. With sister circuit is deluded. Il' for no oilier reason, the effect nn Ihe would be welcome. No one since bus pocked them in the way the Bubo did. The coin in is.slnnc'r'.s office has no voice in (tie matter. If Pittsburgh wishes to in.stnll n special home run preserve in left field, ns it did some yeiu.s ba'-lc for Hank Greenberu;, or if Brooklyn desires to make a shooting gallery for its riuhlhnmi shippers by stringing a from the left foul line to center field, us it also did, only league permission is required. The only time the head man can step in is in the event n club should try to innke alterations from Nashville 7-6 and 8-5 and Little Rock broke a three-name losing streak by thumping Mobile 8-5. Billy Boone Bags Ace at Country Club W. O. (Billy) Boone scored his first hole-in-onc yesterday at Blytheville Country Club when he need the pur three. 165-yard i7lh hole. Kilting into a brisk wind. Boone hit n high four wood whieh hit n bout five feet short of (lie pin and bounced twice before 'dropping. He was playing wllh E. B. Gee. Sr.. B. A. Lynch and H. A. Haines. GOES TO HIS HEAD—University of Oklahoma's Bill Cheadle lands on his head in press row after trading blows with Louisiana State's Crowe Peek- in intercollegiate heavyweight boxing match. A's Still Lose but Fans Continue Fine Support KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Athletics, haven't won a game since the season opener, wound up first road trip yesteiday with a 16-0 loss to Detroit. who their But when the players stepped off the plane at Kansas City's municipal airport last night, an estimated 5.000 persons gave them a wild ovation. The crowd was so enfhusia.stic the players had to simple through to reach buses inking them to their hotel. "What the heck would they have done if we hut} won?" asked Bobby Shunt/., the A's diminutive pi teller. There \vure tears in Conch Oscar Melillo's eye.s. Brushing a hand across his face, he .said; 'Tiff, it's like winning the pennant. These people lire the greatest." the club here, asked "why couldn't we have won just one for these people?" "Why if this had been Philadelphia," he added, "I would have been afraid to get off the plane. We've just got to start winning." The A's oppone- l tonight and tomorrow is Cleveland, the American League champion. Parke Carroll, the Athletics' business manager, said he expected a capacity crowd of 32,000 for tonight's game. Munayer Lou Boudreau looked at the crowd in astonishment. "Tins is just the kind of spirit that is going to make this ball club win games if anything can," lie coinmnntdri. "These boys feel it and they know they've got to produce. They're going to press for all they're worth." Read Courier News Classified Tastes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor of the grain!" ^69 5C2S 1*M I'"' 1 ' V ''.i Ijt. W p(. IMIIS Stair Tax GEO. A. DICKEL D1S1. CO.. LOUISVILLE. KY. - 36 PROOF Blytheville Chiefs Open Season with Win Over Tyronza The Blytheville Chiefs, semi-pro baseball team, took the measure of Tyronza in their season opening at Fritz West Park yesterday by a score of 7-5 to keep alive their undefeated record in home games extending over the entire season last year, and ran their string to 13 straight. The Chiefs came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to come from a 5-4 deficit and clinch the victory. Winning runs for the Chiefs came on a double by Fritz West in the seventh which sent two runners across the plate. Single Starts Rally The winning rally started when Pete Bennett, leftfielder, was safe Roberts, Welches In Mat Feature Rowdy Red Roberts renews his age-old grudge with the Welch family tonight when he meets two of the Welch 'brothers in a six-man tag affair that will headline the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Roberts is scheduled to team with Karl (Killer) Kowalski and Al Getz in the six-man event. Opposing them will be Joe and Jack Welch. Who will have Prank Hewitt as their third partner. The Roberts-Welch feud is expected to highlight the bout which is expected to be one of the roughest witnessed here recently. Three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Kowalski taking on Hewitt. Roberts meeting Jack Welch and Getz taking on Joe Welch. Harrison OuJslugs Burdette 10-4 Harrison High baseballers blasted the boys from Burdette 10-4 in a seven inning game, at Fritz West Field Saturday afternoon. Winning pitcher wa.s Earl Stokes, who fanned six and walked four. The loser was Henry Holt of Burdette. on a single to open the inning. Second baseman Sonny Garner was out on a fly to center, P. D. Foster walked and Jim Killett flied out. West then pounded out, his double, .scoring Bennett and Foster. West then scored when Gene White was safe on an error. Ray Kimball ended the inning, second to first. West then took the mound, re- lieviiiR Kimtwll who had taken over for Ollie McAdoo in the sixth, and set the Tyronza club down in order in the eighth and ninth with the aid of a double play In each inning following singles. .The Chiefs got eight hits off two Tyronza hurlers but took full advantage of six fielding bobbles by the visitor's. Tuk ;i ;;, r u 1-0 lead with a single tally in the lourth, on two walks, an error and a fielders choice-which brought Ted Fisher home, the Chiefs fell behind in the following frame. Tyronza notched three runs on Uvo hits, an error mid a walk. Outhit by One The Tribe tied things in their half of the inning with two tallies, and went ahead in the sixth with one. Tyronza outhit the Chiefs witji nine safeties off three Blytheville pitchers, but only one, a double, WHS good for extra bases. Terry O'Neill, the Chiefs ace shortstop who turned in a sparkling; RHine afield, also led in hitting with three singles. 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