The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1955 · Page 10
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, (AM.) goroan PAOB ELEVEN Dressen Can't Talk Nats Into Winning, But He's Causing Stir By HARRY ORAY8ON NBA SporU Editor NEW YORK — (NBA) — Charley Dressen may not be able to talk the Senators into tb first division, but the old third baseman already must be credited with one tremendous assist He's knocked all the complacency out of Washington baseball. The Nationals haven't had such a preag since the closing dramatic days of the great Walter Johnson, D r e s s en h: told his kind baseball to th town and the team. The account the Nats' opening: game well told 1 how quickly' Dressen put the- breath of life back into w h a long had been i moribund base-Charley Dressen ball city. Chuck put on a show which met with enthusiastic response on the part of 26,000 paying guests. His piercing whistle of encouragement across the field from the third base coaching box. Directing the Senators back into the game in the sixth inning, he juggled pinch-hitters and pinch-runners in masterful fashion. Dressen event sint in a pinch- runner for a pinch-runner, when there was a possibility of a squeeze play and he was fearful he be misunderstood by a non-English speaking baserunner, Pedro Ramos. It was, as one of the Washington writers remarked, the first time in the history of baseball that a man was taken out of a game for an English lesson. DRESSEN WORKS what had Baseball Briefs Gilliam Making Bums Glad They Kept Him. '•' By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — The way Junior Gilliam has been playing ball and hitting, Brooklyn must be glad it didn't make that trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. It was Gllllam who broke Bob Turkey's bid for a perfect game at Pittsburgh Saturday with a lead off single in the seventh inning after Purkey had retired the first 18 men in succession. .And it was Gilliam's triple which started the Dodgers on the way to a five-run inning 'against the Phillies Monday night. Against the New York Giants, Gilliam -turned ID a spectacular play on a ball hit to his right over sec- Junior GlUiam ond base, turn- Ing it into a double play with a nice stop and a backhand toss to Pee Wee Reese. Averages through Monday show Gilliam batting .321 and : doing a solid job as leadoff man. Baltimore should get a lifetime pass to the American League for turning out 35,372 strong Monday night to see the •Orioles lose their sixth straight to the New'York Yankees. It's hardly a fair comparison but the World champion New York Giants pulled only 2,195 on a bright afternoon to watch them play the last place Pittsburgh Pirates. Just as It figured, the St. Louis Cards, Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles are hurting for pitchers. In the first six games, Manager Eddie Stanky used 23 pitchers, including Frank Smith, Brooks Lawrence, Paul Lapalme and Bobby Tiefcnauer, three times each. Birdie Tebbetts used 21 at Cincinnati and Paul Richards used 21 at Baltimore. Lange Softball Teams Score Two Victories Lange school's softball forces scored a double victory at Little Park yesterday afternoon as the 5th Grade team bounced Central by 13-5 and the Gra-Y team hopped on Sudbury Gra-Y for a 24-10 decision. In the 5th Grade game, the winners tallied their 13 runs on only 9 safeties, as the Central defense was guilty of some loose fielding. Bill Dunnavant, on the hill for Central, was a bit wild in spots, which helped the Lange cause. J. W. Hall did the hurling for Lange and gave up only three bingles. The Grn-Y contest wns a rather wild affair. Lange trailed all the way until the fourth inning, when ther oof caved in on the Sudbury nine, and the winners came up with 13 runs on 8 hits, six bases on balls and a flock of errors. Jerry Hill wns the winning pitcher and Barry Hughes was the loser, the latter surrendering 15 hits and the former 13. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Salt Lake City—Rex Layne, 208, Snlt Lake City, stopped Willy Jackson, 130, Alberta, 2. Miami Beach, Fla. — Joe Lindsay, 186'/2, Brooklyn, outpointed Bob Siitterfield, 181, Ch'lcngo, 10. Chicago — Dick Carr, 140'/ 2 , Chicago, outpointed Frank Smith, 145, Chicago, 8. LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION For boys who will not he 13 until after Jan. 1, 1955 and who were not previously registered. Name _ Address Phone No. _ Date of Birth rum this in immediately to Albert Taylor, Players Agent, at Ark-Mo Power Co. office. been a comfortable collection o players harder than they have evei tolled before, and they like it. They have a . winning manager for i change and who dislikes winning? Dressen, completely dedicated to the game in the only Job he considers worth-while, will talk basebal as long as he can find someone to listen. He'll stay up half the nigh and travel any distance to carry the game to the customers, so everybody is happy. Dressen read where Mayo Smith freshman boss of the Phillies said a manager could account for five or six games during a season. "What Smith undoubtedly means is that the players can pick up five or six games by responding to a. skillful and alert manager," sayt. the little round man who walked out on the Dodgers when denied a contract for more than one year. '•; would say that attention to detal and drill in fundamentals couk mean a difference of 10 games in 154." BECAUSE THE SENATORS have considerable speed, Dressen has them running, taking the extra base. Chuck has the Nats practicing hitting to right field behind the runner. Infielders rehearse the cut-off play. Pitchers "work on the pick-off /md in holding runners on base. "You don't have to be a master mind to know that the club doing these things will win more than one who doesn't," he says. The Nats swiped 17 bases in spring exhibition games. They stole 36 all last season. Washington pitchers picked eight men off base n exhibition games, three all last year. When a Washington player makes a mistake, it is pointed out to him and he is drilled in corrective measures. Dressen shook the Washington defeatist complex winning 10 of 13 exhibition games from the Reds and tying another, bringing the Senators home a winner. DRESSEN STUDIES HIS personnel. The 37-year-old Mickey Vernon is to be rested 'following double-headers because he was tired and didn't do well after them in 1954. Vernon, the fast ball hitter, swings behind Jim Busby because the catcher isn't going to handicap himself with slow stuff with superlative baserunner on base. Spec Shea is throwing overhand like he did when Dressen coached him as a Yankee. Dressen turns supposed disadvantages into advantages. Reminded that he was overloaded with .eft-hand pitchers, he points out that southpaws hold runners closer tn first base and having a number enables him to play havoc with opposing batting orders relievin them or with them. Thfi Senators may do a lot of things this season, but they won't get Charley Dressen used to losing. Ansco Ready Flash Outfit Complete as Jt J 095 Illustrated *] J $1 Down~50c a Week O'STEEN—111 W. Main BIG SAFETY SPECIAL • Brake inspection • Lubrication • Oil Change (5 qts.) • Tires rotated • Front wheels balanced All for Only. 5.80 YOUR CAR NEEDS A SPRING CHECK-UP 6 Cyl. Models $550 *^ Plus Parts 8 Cyl. Modeli $700 • Pino Po • Points • Spark and re • Check • Check • Drain • Check • Check • Check Checked plugs Cleaned - gapped & Adjust lights radiator hose & flush radiator shock absorbers fan belt exhaust system Plus Parts T. I. 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Three of the rookies are highly regarded and may make the first loam If they can keep up the pace through the more rugged tests they have yet to face In spring drills. The throe are fullback-halfback Dick Wilktns, Duncan, Okla.; guard-linebacker Al Francis, San Jose, Calif., End end Dick Pvender- gast of Chicago's Mt. Curmel High. Southpaws for Cards? TAMPA, Pla. (/P>—RivnlB of the St. Louis Cardinal* probably will send their southpaw pitching brigade against the Hedblrds In St. Gorbous, Jackson, Boyer, Smith Top Rookie Showings By JOE RE1CHLER NE\V YORK (AP) — Rookie outfielder Glen Gorbous of Cincinnati, pitcher Larry Jackson and infielder Ken Boyer of St. Louis and catcher Hal Smith of Baltimore have shone th« brightest among the 83 newcomers to the major league baseball scene during the first week of the season. Others who h«va been impressive include outfielders Bill Virdon, Cardinals; Roberto Clcmcnte, Pittsburgh; Stan Palys. Philadelphia: Inflclder GIB Triandos, Baltimore, catcher Haak Folles and pitcher Herb Score, Cleveland. Only the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox have not as yet Introduced any new faces. aorbous. a 34-year-old Hychaser, who makes his home in Alberta, Canada, has been the surprise of the infant season. He has collected six hits in 10 times at but, bang-, ing thren doubles and driving in three runs. Boyer, spring:, nomination for rookie of the year honors, has lived up to his advance billing so far. The 23-year-old third baseman, hitting: safely In ench of the Cards' first six games, owns a .381 average on nine hits in 32 times iit. bat. He has driven in seven runs with a pair of doubles, a triple nnd home run, In the field he has handled 15 chances without an error, . Smith has caught three of Baltimore's first games and. has cracked four singles in 10 times at bat. Trlnndos, who alternates at first ba.se for the Orioles With Eddie Wnitlcus, has five hits In 16 at bat for a .313 aveniRe. Virdon Forced Switch Clemente, a 20-year-old Puerto Rican, Is hitting .417 with five In 12 Including a home run. Virdon, Louis. This is the thought of Redleg manager Birdie Tebbetta. Says Birdie: "Removal of that screen In right field at Busch Stadium this year has created a problem for opponents of the Curds. They'll .have such Lefty swingers as Stan MusUl, Red Schoendlcnst, Solly Hemiu, Wally Moon and Bill Virdon. Therefore, a. diet of southpaw pitching must b« the answer." who forced the Stan Musial switch to first base with his fine »ll* avound piny in center field, WM batting .400 (C of 15) before h« was sidelined with a. sore throat. Follea, bespectacled catcher up from Indianapolis, has three hit*, Including two doubles, in eight a4 bats. Among Uie pitchers, Score hu impressed despite his knockout by Knnsas City yesterday. The 31- year-old southpaw ' idirig candidate for American League honors, has made two starts and won on*. Jackson, a 24-year-old righthander from Boise, Idaho, hurled an impressive four-hitter In vanquishing the Cubs 14-1 In the second game of last Sunday's doubleheader. Caruthersville Trackmen Win At Memphis MEMPHIS — Coruthersvllle'i Tigers won a three-way track mwt hers yesterday afternoon by icor- Ing 68 points while OBO hud 52 >nd Mcsslck High got 30. Jim Leslie was top Camthersvllle performer with HU points. Hs won the 100 and 220rynrd dashes and - wns a member of the winning a- mile relay team. He run the 100 in 10.2 nnd the 330 in 22.5. Cnrutliersville'« Earl Hill 'won* six points by winning the 130-yard high hurdles and taking third In the 180-yard low hurdles. In the mile run, Morris Patterson of Cimithersville won and Tlfer LewU Davis got second. Patteraon'J time was 4:65.5. , The Tlgeri go to Poplir Bhlft Friday for the Big Eight Conferetm chnmplonAhipi. 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