The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 20, 1955
Page 9
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1958 Brooks 1 (Game from Tie For Opening Win Record Phillies Are Eighth Victim By ED YVILKS The Associated PreM The Western division clubs better snata a leg and get going on their first swing through the east before the Brooklyn Dodgers get any faster on the likes of Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh in the National League race. This was supposed to be a neck- and-neck pennant race In the NL, but the Brooks have been gobbling up everything in sight—namely the Phils, Glanls and Pirates. Those three have provided the Dodgers with eight .straight victories as Brooklyn opens a 13-game home stand tonight just one short of tying the modern major league record for consecutive triumphs at the start of the season. Philadelphia tumbled as victim No. 8 last night, although giving the Brooks a hard time before Cards Ask Waivers To Release Raschi ST. LOUIS (AP) — Veteran Vic Raschi, a key pitcher in the New York Yankees' five straight World championships, headed for home today "in good shape and ready to go" after being put on the waiver block by the St. Louis Cardinals. . The Redblrds announced yesterday they are asking waivers on the 36-year-old righthander of Conesus, N. Y., for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Raschi, who developed back trouble this spring and was belted hard in his only starting role for the Cards, said he is "physically sound and my back feels good." He failed to last two innings Monday, night against Cincinnati and only worked five innings during the exhibition season. 130 in 50 Haschi, who cost the Cards about $85,000 in February, 1954 after contract trouble with the Yankees, won 1!W games and lost ony 50 in his career with the Bombers from 1947 through 1953. Eddie Stunky, Cardinals manager, said "we believe we arc compelled to stake the Cardinal chance for success in 1055 on younger pitchers who have shown fine promise." if Raschi .is claimed before a 72-hour period the price is $1 but the club must pay his present salary of about $35,000. Alter that Vtr Raxrhl period, he becomes a free agent, and can deal with clubs on his own terms. Two Memphis Businessmen Trying to Buy Chick Franchise MEMPHIS (ft — Two sporls- minded businessmen are trying to buy the Memphis Chicks Southern Association baseball franchise from the Chicago White Sox. The Chicks are Chicago's Class A A farm club, Nat Burlny. a Memphis meat packer, and Leo Burson, an attorney, would be principal owners If the deal goes through. Burson said last night Unit negotiations were made directly with Charles Comiskey III, one of Ihc White Sox owners, and "we have substantially ogreed on all major points." Thii sale would Include an auruc- monl by Iho While Sox to option players to Memphis. Under the pro.sont plun, trnnsfer of the frniK-lilse would no I affect the IDfiS club. It would be set for Sept. IB, aft or the close of the Southern sciuson. The (k'n 1 would be for the franchise iilono. Russwooci Park, honir of the Chicks, Is owned by other Intc-rc.sts. Neither Surlng or Bur.son would disclose Hie asking price, but bowing out 7-8. '2}z Game Lead That moved the Dodgers _!/ 2 games ahead of Milwaukee, which beat Chicago 3-2 in an afternoon game, and 5'/a ahead of the Bixth place Giants, the other prospective pennant chasers, who were ld!e( by cold and rain against Plus burgh. The other NL game went tc St. Louis 0-5 in 11 innings over Cincinnati under the lights. Kansas Cify took off for five runs in the ninth to beat Cleveland 8-7 in the only American American League gtime, Ralr postponed Washington's double hcitder at Boston, the only other action scheduled. . A fast .start Is not new to the Doclyer.s. They won nine .straight to .share the record with the 1918 Giants and 1944 St. Louis Brownb back in 1940. Tex Carleton pitched a not-hit, 1-0 beauty over Cincinnati to get, No. 9 April 30, 1040. The next day. Cincinnati and Bucky Walters snapped the string. It was Cincinnati, too, that went on to win the pennant and the world .series that year, Brooklyn wound up 12 games back in second. Zulueta-Carrer Bout Holds Key To Title Match WASHINGTON UR — Orlando Zu- Uieln goes after lightweight champion Jimmy Carter tonight with rrnck ut the title hanging in the balance. Promoter Golclle Ahenrn said If Zulucta wins or turns In a fine performance, he'll get "another .lien with Carter's title at slake in June at Griffith Stadium. Zuluelii, a ao-yeur-old Cuban, :>s the No. 1 lightweight contcnd- 1 MIS ago but has dropped to No. 0. hus won 52, lots _2 and drawn 10 times, losing twice and drawing once In his lust three outings In tights In which he .snld he thought lie had a bad deal. Curler, who bus lost his chain* pinn.ship twice but regained it each .line, hti.s won (J0, lost 10 and Irawu fl times. The fight will be televised mi- tioiwlly (» p.m. CST) by CBS-TV, iisliiK iho national boxing assn. "10 |)olnt must" .scoring system which jives the winner of each round 10 )oinLs and the loser points scaling downward from nine. The largest crowd over to see a baseball game at Comiskey Park, Chicago on a week-day was the J8.05U on July 13H, 10M lo see the White Sox and the Yankees. Burson .said 1'. would be more than $250,000. Besides the working arrangement will) Chicano, he snid, the deal calls for outright transfer of 12 to 16 players to the new owners, Sports Roundup bu (-faute Jalool Brundage Faces Family Fight NEW YORK (API — As if Avory Briuulage didn't already have a job on his hands tak ing the next Olympic games away from Melbourne and then giving them back on alternati Wednesdays, the international president is heading smack into a family figbl which promises to further test his melllc when he returns from his current tour of the Pacific. Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAfiUK W L Pet. Behind Boston ••. 6 I .833 . New York 42 .667 1 Cleveland 5 3 .626 1 Chicago 3 2 .600 1J4 Detroit 3 3 .500 2 Washington .... 2 2 .500 2 Kansas City 2 5 .286 3 1 /-, Baltimore 0 6 .000 5 " Wednesday's Schedule Baltimore at New York—Palica (0-1) Vs Orim (0-1) Boston at Washington—Brewer (0-1) Vs Stobbs (0-0) Chicago at Detroit — Consuegra (1-0) Vs Hocft (0-1) or Lary (0-1) Only games scheduled Tuesday's Results Washington at Boston (2) postponed rain. Kansas City 8. levelantl 7 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE .W L I'd Behind Brooklyn ....... 8 0 1.000 Milwaukee ..... 5 2 .714 2| 2 Philadelphia ... 4 3 .571 3| 2 St. Louis ........ 4 3 .571 3' 2 Chicago ......... 4 •; ,500 4 New York ...... 2 5 .286 5! a Cincinnati ..... . 2 0 .250 6 " Pittsburgh ..... 0 6 .000 7 Wednesday's Schedule New York r.t Pittsburgh— Hearn Hearn (1-0) or Gomez (0-1) Vs Llttlefleld (0-1) Philadelphia at Brooklyn— Rid- zlk (0-0) or Meyer (0-1) Vs Loes (1-0) St. Louis at Cincinnati — Arroyo (0-0) Vs Fowler (0-2) Milwaukee at Chicago— Btu'dette '1-0) Vs Jones (l-Oi ' Tuesday's Results Brooklyn 7, Phllm'cliiliin 6 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 5 (II nlngs) Milwaukee 3, Chicago 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION LASTING ADVICE—John Andre broke into pitching in Brockton. Mass., with a battery mate by the name of Rocky Marciano. Andre is with the Chicago Cubs .now and to help the right- hander stav. Dutch Leonard Rives him pointers. Little League Coaches Hold Meeting Tonight Blythcvillc Little League coaches meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company office to nake final plans for organization of the league for the coming season. New officers will be elected, committees appointed and plans tov .he coming year formulated. Tentative plana call for tryouts luring the first \veek of May beginning May 2. Hxact dates will be >ublis!ied later. Little League officials have ask. that imyone with a power lawn noucr who would loan the mower Lo the league periodically to keep he cut at the Federal Com- •jress. park, please contact Harmon Taylor at Ark-Mo. „ Youths who will not reach their 13Vh birthday before next Jan. 1, and-who have not participated in Elytheville Uttle League activities before, may clip the entry blank found elsewhere in the Courier News sports section and use It to register for the league. The league will have six teams again this year, with the sapie sponsors. They are the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Lions Club, American Legion, Kiwanis Club and Shrine. Cards Win Third Extra Inning Tilt; Nip Cubs in llth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Cardinals have played three extra inning games so far this year and have won all of them. The Cards, after blowing a 5-0 * ______ lead last night, came back to score unearned run in the ilth to defeat Cincinnati, 6-5. Earlier they bested Milwaukee 8-7 in 11 innings and Chlc'ago 12-11 in 14. Cincinnati pulled two errors in the llth and Bob Stephenson then loaded the base-; with a safe bunt to set the stage *-r pinch-hitter Bill Sarni's game-winning single. Ted Kluszewski found the range in St. Louis at long last when he belted a thre»-run homer to the right field pavilion roof to cap a four-run Redleg sixth inning. Big Klu, who led the majors last season with 49, failed to hit homers in either St. Louis or Milwaukee. His homer put Cincinnati only one run back and Gus Bell sent the game into overtime with a homer the 9th over starter Harvey Haddix. A's Top Indians The Cards collected 10 hits off four Cincinnati pitchers. Barney Schultz was the winner in relief. In Kansas City, the Athletics came to life and broke a five- game losing streak with an 8-7 uphill victory over Cleveland. The A's put together five runs ;i the ninth inning, started and ended by Bill Wilson, to win the game. Vic Power collected .three ills for the A's, including a triple in the deciding frame. Jim Flnnegan ana Gus Zernial lagged rookie pitcher .Herb Score with homers for the A's early in game. Al Rosen hit a pair of lomers for Cleveland and KTiner hit one. Ralph W Memphis New Orleans Atlanta . Birmingham Mobile Chattanooga Nashville Little Rock OB Pet. .667 .625 'i .600 '~ .556 1 .500 1';, .455 '2 .400 2'-. .222 4 VcRtcrdny's Results New Orleans 14, Little Rock 6 Atlanta 11, Nnshvllle 6 Chattanooga 3, Birmingham 2 Memphis 11, Mobile 5 Games Today Little Rock at New Orleans, night Nashville at Atlanta, nlghl Chattanooga a t Birmingham, night Memphis at Mobile, night. Rookie outfielder Bill Vircton of .he Cardinals was I) high school Tack star. He participated In the 100 nnd 200 yard dashes, pole vnult. shot put and relay. Bosox' Secret: Hustling Youngsters BOSTON (AP) - How come the Boston Red Sox — minus slugger Ted Williams and two other key players —. have swept to the top of the American League standings in the opening week of play? Baseball fans, aware thai the experts picked Boston to wind up in fourth place this season, are ii-skinp: the question. Died-in-the-wool Red Sox rooters will toll you that the answer lies In a combination of hustle, a potentially strong pitching staff and the continued development of some of the younger players. .330 AvKrajje The Sox have a team batting average of .330. Young 1 Ftiye Throneberry, who replaced Wil- Inms In left field, Is leading the loop with 12 runs batted in. Skeptics are quick to point out that the 5-1 Boston record has been compiled, for the most part, against wlnlcss Baltimore. The Red Sox have a 4-0 mark against the lowly Orioles. But the Boston boosters are fast Lo counter thai the Red Sox also have met the powerful New York Yankees twice, gaining a split in two games. The answer lies somewhere be- Lwecn the extremes of optimism; and pessimism. Regardless of' whom it's playing, you can't knock+a c!ub for winning. But it's a long way to October and the Red Sox family isn't making and extravagant claims at this early stage. But yoU. can't stop 'em from smiling. ! Arkansas Golfers Defeat Baylor WACO, Tex. </P) — The University of Arkansas golf team lost two singles matches and came away Monday with a 4-2 win over Baylor. In singles, Johnny Tlioniton, Baylor, deleated Gray Linzel, 3 and 2; Dick Neweomb, Arkansas, beat William Barber, 6 and 4; Eddy Purma, Baylor, beat Phil Rogers, 3 and 2, and Tinker Gordon, Arkansas, beat BUI Cozart, 6 nnd 5. In doubles, Linzel and Newcomc beat Thornton and Cozart, one up. and Rogers and Gordon bent Parma and Barber, 2 and 1. Night Drill for TV ANAHEIM, Calif. (fl>- A special spring training session at night was held by the Hollywood Stars of the PCL just for television. With the cooperation of owner Bob Cobb and manager Bobby Bragan, the Stars drilled while the video cameras rolled. Los Angeles viewers saw the show over a local station from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jackie Robinson Is thet oldes player on the Brooklyn Dodger roster. He is listed as 36 years old Wilson Hosts County B Track Meet Tomorrow WILSON—Track teams from seven Class B Mississippi County high schools will vie here tomorrow in the first county track meet to be held in recent years. The combination junior - senior event will be run off tomorrow morning and afternoon with the winners being declared county Class B champions. Schools that will be represented in the meet are: Armorel, Missco, Luxora, Osceola, Reiser, Shawnee nd Wilson. Preliminaries in both the track arid Held events will be run off beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the finals in the field events scheduled for 1:30 and in the track events lor 2 p.m. Finals in the high jump and pole vault will be, completed at tomorrow morning's session. A sweepstakes trophy will be awarded to the junior and senior teams scoring the most points and ribbons will go to first, second, third and fourth place winners in the events. The track meet will be under the direction of Coach Bob Courtway and members of the Wilson Hlgn. School athletic staff. Beer Specials 24 cans 6 cans $3.25 .90 BUDWEISER or BLUE RIBBON 6 cans $1.00 PHILIP APPLEBAUM LIQUOR STORE 110 S. Fifth Ph. 3-9641 Tom ZnchBi-y. University of North Carolina first baseman, Is the son of the former big league pitcher jf the same name. after Egypt had threnteiifd to boycott the Barcelona event if Israel's athletes were present. Bninrtiific j and his fellow member.-, of the international committee arc ponig to be brought under heavy pressure eiihcr to enforce Israel's participation or to deny the Spaniards' the right to fly the Olympic flue during their games. Future at Stake? Preparing to head up the coming fight from this side is Col. Harry Henshel of New York, who is chairman of the U.S. Olympic basketball committee and chairman of the U.S. committee for sports in Israel. He feels deeply that the entire future of th Olympic move- ment is at. stake In the impending row. "When we first culled the matter lo Bnmdage's attention," he .•mid, "his reply was that he didn't believe ii, was miy ut his business iinri llmt he. doubted he could do iinything about it. He seemed lo feel that (lie Spaniards hud a right lo rim their own games as they pk'itM'd. But \ve approached him again during the recent Pan- American games In Mexirn and got the impression that he had i'hanged his mind, "We have hoard nothing from him during his I rip. but menu to tiH'klo him agiun a.s soon us he returns. No one ever has doublec Bvuuduge's integrity, and I can' believe that he will permit this display of pettiness and childish ness by Egypt to mar the Bar celona games. If all else fails, \vt will take it to the floor when the Olympic committee meets at Part" in June." Shortstop Chicago Carras- quel and second busemai) Nellie Fox played in nil White Sox games during the ID5-! season. 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