The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1955 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 21, 1955
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PAGB TWEl/VB BLYTHSVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! THOTSDAT, APRIL «, Bums Win Ninth Straight Ball Game by Whipping Phils 3-2 Must Beat Roberts For 10th Win, Record By ED WILKS The Associated Prem So now the Brooklyns have won themselves nine , y have to do to take No. 10 — the one that would set a modern major league record for consecutive victories at season's start — is beat a gent named Robin Roberts today. The ttreak has been getting tougher and tougher for the Dodgers and this afternoon's game nt Ebbets Field may be the toughest yet. Roberts, the best righthander In baseball, hasn't had too much success against the Brooks in the past, but this time the Philadelphia ace Is off to his best start Thomsons Bat Begins Singing Right Tune MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bobby Thomson, off to the fastest start of his career, is hammering out the "other" side of he argument in the 1954 trade that brought him to the Milwaukee Braves. in four years. Robin Is 2-0 thus far, beating the world champion New York Giants twice. Both decisions were by 4-2 counts, and only two of the Giants' runs were earned. That sort of n push off In his 'Goose' Tatum Released by Globetrotters CHICAGO tfl — Abr Sapersteln, pwner-coach of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, has given Reece (Qoose) Tatum, the teams veteran clowning center!from Arkansas, hi» unconditional release. "Tatum was suspended last month because of repeated violations of team rules and regulations, Sapersteln said In a statement yesterday. "This was climaxed by his unauthorized absence from the squad through • series of seven advertised and scheduled appearances. Tatum has not been In touch with me since I suspended him. 'He Is unconditionally released and will not be with the globetrotters again, fiaperstein said. 14-Yeir Association Saperstein's decislc. ends 14 years of association between him and Tatum, who reportedly, was being paid $53,000 annually. Tatum's home Is at El Dorado, Ark. Saperstein first saw Tatum the 1942 spring training ciunp of the Birmingham Black Barons baseball club. He failed to make the team but was induced to try learning basketball under Siipt'r- Bteln's coaching, and eventually became a major box office attrac. tlon. Tatum reportedly has been organizing his own team in southeast' Arkansas. bid for a sixth straight season of 20 or more victories may turn the tide for Roberts against the Brooks. Robin is only 17-21 lifetime vs the Dodgers. For a time last night, it looked like the Brooks wouldn't have any streak for Roberts to challenge. They were shut out on one hit by Steve Ridzik for 7 2-3 Innings. But then he tired and walked In a run that sent the Dodgers off on a th'ree-run Inning and a 3-2 victory over the Phillies. It was pilchBig weakness by the opposition, too, that snapped a string yesterday. The Baltimore Orioles made the best of Boh Orlm's wlldness und a two-run homer by Hal Smith to beat the New York Yankees 0-3 and win their first decision of the American League season. They had lost six. In the only other AL game, league-leading Boston beat Washington 1-0 on Willard Nixon's flve- hlltcr. Ttie Chicago at Detroit game was rained out. In the Natlonn.', St. Louis defeated Cincinnati 3-0 and Milwaukee clipped Chicago 0-5. Wlnloss Pittsburgh was leading the Olant-s 3-0 when vain halted play alter three Innings. Pelicans Seem Pennant Bound In Southern By THE ASSOCIATED 1'KESS The New Orleans Pelicans arc showlhg an early aptitude for vie tory that stamp!; them its tlofinUo Southern Association pennant contenders. The Ptlssburgh farmhands pr bed the league lend lust night vlu a 5-2 victory over Little Rock. It was their third straight triumph and the seventh Rame in a row in- whlch the Pels scored five runs or more. Bob Honor, Bob Skinner. Bair Allic nnd Reno DebenecleUl mii two hits aplfcn to spark trw Pelican attack, Sharp relief pitching by Dan Urquhart anil Les Phillip:* highlighted the defense, Nashville • won a H-lnnlng marathon from Atlanta D-8, Mobile knock ed Memphis out of the lead 5-1. and Birmingham rallied for a 0-1 decision which snnppMl ClmUano four-giimf* winning streak. He belted i bases loaded home run and just missed another in Chicago yesterday, to writ* the biggest rebuttal chapter, as the Braves took their third straight 'rom the Cubs, 9-5. The prize homer, In the second Inning, came off Cub starter Sam Jones and sailed high over the :enler lield wall. It was his second irancl -slam of his career. The first :ame against the Cards June 16, 1952. His second smash yeestcrday. In the sixth inning, took off In the samo direction, but failed by tnch- js to clear the wall. The homer was career number 185 for Bobby. 15 R. B. I's. Tn the eight games the Braves have played Thompson has driven In 15 runs, five of them yesterday, and loads the league. He's hitting at a .333 clip from his cleanup spot, one : four Braves over .300. Bobby came to Milwaukee In the 1054 winter deal that sent Johnny Antonelli to the Cllants. Bobby broke his ankle'In spring drills and saw only limited action In the shag end of the season. Antonelli won 21 games as the Giants took the National League pennant and won the World Scries. The debate was on then. Thomson looked like the goat. The situation turned as the end of the past spring season when Bobby Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L PctBthlnd Boston e 1 -857 Cleveland 5 J .625 I'/, Chicago 3 3 .600 2 New York 4 3 .571 f Detroit 3 3 .500 Wi Washington 23 -<00 3 Kansas City J S .284 4 Baltimore 1 6 .143 B Thursday's Schedule Baltimore at New York — Kretlow (0-1) Vs Turley (1-0) Boston at Washington — Brewer (0-1) Vi Porterfield (1-1) Chicago at Detroit — Pornleles (1-0) Vs Carver (1-1) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Baltimore 6. New York 3 Boston 1, Washington 0 Chicago at Detroit postponed iln Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet Behind Brooklyn a 0 1.000 Milwaukee 6 2 .750 2'/ 2 St Louis 5 3 .625 3'/ 2 Philadelphia .... 4 4 .500 4'/ 2 Chicago 4 5 .444 5 New York ...'... 2 5 .286 6 Cincinnati 2 7 .222 7 Pittsburgh 0 6 .000 T/ 2 Thursday's Schedule Philadelphia at Brooklyn —Roberts (2-0) Vs Meyer (1-0) New York at Pittsburgh—Anto- nelll (0-2) Vs Bowman. (0-0) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 3, Philadelphia 2 New York at Pittsburgh postponed rain St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 9, Chicago 5 Bobby Thomson came down with a sore shoulder that threatened to keep him on the bench opening day. He was determined to play the first date, and he made it. He not only played, he's been showing the way ever since. Little League Sets 15-Game Schedule Schedule Tor the coming season in Blytheville Little League was set at 15 games at a meeting of league coaches and officials last night. Play will begin Mny 10 and cou- llnuc through Aug. 18. Tills will be the third season for the Little League as organized under the present Hctup. Six lomns again will compete for first and second half championship.'!. First half of the divided season will end on July H, with an all-sUir game slated for Independence Day. An all-star squad, selected by fans, will oppose the first-half winner which will be the team in the lead us of July 3. Registration for boys not, ti trendy in the tongue will at noon on May 2 "for local boys" though Iwys who biH'ome eligible by moving into the district during the season will Sports Roundup L.iaitle Jaluot It s Annual Rabbit Ball Week By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK Lfr—As is customary at this stage of the big league races, pitchers are complaining that the "new" ball they nve trying- to throw past the hitters is si full of rabbit you can lift It by the ears. Actually, says the company which turns out identical balls for both leagues, there not only has been no change whatever which could account for the rash of homers, but the boys still are swinging at leftovers from lost season if 'hey want to know the truth ... It is a matter of baseball history that the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first nine starts back in 1940, yet finished a dozen games behind the champion Cincinnati Reds. The Giants of '51 SCHOOL OF DANCING Now Air Conditioned For Your Comfort! -SPECIAL- THIS WEEK ONLY! 10 Lessons ^$20 • Waltz • Samba • Foxtrot •Mambo • Jitterbug • Rumba • Tango For Appointment PHONE 3-6391 agonized through a losing streak of 11 straight on the way to their sensational playoff victory over the Dodgers. It's a long, long senson. A visitor to West Point brings back the news thnt Karl Blaik, coach of Army's football forces, is doing a rush job of transform- n.g his brilliant end. Dot. Hollcih-r. into a pass-1 brow ing nuarlcrback in spring practice. Holleder WHS widely regarded as UK- wingman in tiie oast last .sestson, but j the loss of Pete Vimii by graduation this June and the lack ol an adequate signal-culling replacement forced Blaik's hand. Already the Chicjigo While Sox. with hcuvy-tooted \Vulv Dvoyio p'.sy ing first and Bob Nieman breaking into their outfield, are being described as a far cry from the base-running "go-go" gang they were under Paul Richards But the crowds at Comiskfy Park like Marty Marion's new order and arc yelling for the long bull. George Kell. the club's veteran thlrd- bjiM-man, says it's the best, team lie's ever played with and will be in there all the way. have permission to register lor play, Tryoutd May 2, 3 Try outs for new members in the league will be held May 2 and 3 gue officials decided. Boys over 11 years old will show their wares at 5 p.m. Monday, May 2. and boys 11 or under will try out at 5 p.m. on May 3. Starting time for all league games will ugtiln be 5:10 p.m. New laeyue officers elected lasl nifiht Were Ott Mulllns, chairman; John McDowell, secretary; and Albert Taylor, player agent. Tigers Edge Hayti By One-half Point HAYTI — Cnruthersville won n tritinguliu' B tcnm track meet here Wednesday afternoon by hnlf n point. The Tigers scored 53 points, while Hayti hnd 52'^ points. Brag- gsulocio scored 40. George Hollmvell, freshman from CimitherKville, \vns high with victories in Hie 100 11 nd 220-yard dush- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans 6 3 .667 — Memphis 6 4 .600 Vi Birmingham 6 4 .600 Vz Mobile 5 4 .556 1 Atlanta 6 5 .556 1 Nashville 5 6 .456 2 Chattanooga .... 5 7 .417 J'/ 2 Little Book 2 8 .200 4!4 Yesterday's Results Nashville 9. Atlanta 8 (14 to nings) Birmingham 9, Chattanooga 8 Mobile 5, Memphis 2 New Orleans 5, Little Rock 2 Games Today Little Rock at New Orleans, night Nashville at Atlanta, night Memphis at Mobile, night Chattanooga. • at Blrmlnghara night. Texas League San Antonio 9-14, Shreveport 0-2 Beaumont 10, Houston 7 Fort Worth 8, Tulsa 2 Dallas 5, Oklahoma City 3 Arroyo's Win Boosts Redbirds' Pitching Staff r THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Cardinal pitching staff, rated * big question mark before the season opened, has received a healthy boost from a cou- )le of rookies. Southpaw Luis Arroyo, 27-year- old Puerto Rlcan, set down the Cincinnati Redlegs 3-0 on five hits Wednesday night in the first game ol a long road trip. Arroyo, who fanned four and walked six, needed, help from light-hander Herb Moford when ic became shaky In the eighth but the shutout was continued. The stocky southpaw spaced the hits in the first four Innings and set down 11 Redlegs in order from he fourth to the seventh In a good display of control. No-Hit Belief He walked two men In each of the seventh and eighth and Manager Eddie Stanky brought in Mo- "ord who didn't give up a hit in J /a innings. Moford earlier pitched two hltless innings In relief. Larry Jackson, In his first start 'or the Birds, dumped the Chicago Cubs on four hits for a 14-1 victory. He went the distance. Stanky has yet to pitch Floyd Wooldridge, highly regarded rookie in spring training. The Cardinals scored In the first on Red Schoendienst's double and Hip Repulskl's single and added two more in the fourth on the Ripper's single and Joe Frazler's lomer. The Kansas City Athletics had an open date. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (20 at bats)— Knllne, Deline, Detroit, .500; Pox, Chicago .455; Skowron, New York, .448: Poifer, Kansas City and White Boston, .429. Runs Batted In— Throneberry Boston and Knline, Detroit, 12; White, Boston. '1; Rosen, Cleveland, 10. Hits — Kulin Detroit, 14; Skowron, New York, 13; White Boston, Smith, Cleveland and Power, Kansas CY,'. 12. Home Buns—Throneberry and Caruthersville won the 880-yard relay but Hayti was victorious In the mile relay. LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION For boys who will not be 13 until after Jan. 1, 1955 »nd who \verc not previously registered. Phone iVo. . Date of Birth Turn Ihls In immediately to Albert Taylor, Players Agent, at Ark-Mo PcMi'cr Co. office. Brfno out ffie $miles...Brtno on the G.H. ^J O (Gr,,,,di.aSro..) YOU you d iu< 'LL LOVE ITS OLD.TIME BEER GOODNESS! reclly like beer, loste the "old time beer goodness" of G. B. idge for yourself. rid brewing's our secrel...d secret that's be<sn handed ilher lo son in the Grlesedieck family for almost 200 years. jn though we have one of the world's most modern brew- we cling to old world brewinQ because we've found e only way to mate beer taste the way it should taste. G. B. and see if that old time goodness doesn't bring o your lips. NAVE YOU TRIED C. •. LATELY? IT SURE TASTIS WONDIRFUL! r«i. OIlfSIDIICK IHOS IllWtir CO. 51. 1OUIS, MO. DUALITY BEEK Players believe an overtime high school match between Thief River Falls, Minn, and Minneapolis South was the longest ever. The game began at 7:30 and finished at 12:23 A. M., the next day. Lepcio, Boston, Nieman .Chicago, Rosen, Cleveland, Kaline, Detroit and Finigan, Kansas City, 3. Pitching -^ Sullivan and Nixon, Boston, Lemon, Cleveland, Gromek, Detroit and Ford, New York, 2-0, 1.000. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (20 at bats)—Logan, Milwaukee, .500; Jackson, Chicago, .450;. Schoendienst, St. Louis. 419. Runs Batted In—Thomson, Milwaukee, 15; Fondy, Chicago, 13; Furlllo, Brooklyn, 12. Hits — Bell, Cincinnati and Moon, St. Louis, 15; Baumholtz and Fondy, Chicago, Post, Cincinnati, Logan, Milwaukee and pulski, St. Louis, 14. Home Runs — Furillo, Brooklyn, 5; Jackson, Chicago, and Klllszewski, Cincinnati, 4. Pitching — Newcombe, Erskine and Loes, Brooklyn, Spahn and Burdette, Milwaukee and Bober' , Philadelphia, 2-0, 1.000. SMALL-SIZED PREVIEW—Don Cockell, British challenger for Rocky Mafciano's crown, runs into his first American resistance as Alan Pellegrini, aged two and a half, tweaks his nose at Oakland, Calif. It might be a preview of things to come when Cockell meets the Rock. May 16 at San Francisco. Percy Beard, track coach at the University of Florida competed for the New Xork Athletic Club in indoor meets for five years and lost only one race. By riding three winners on closing day, jockey Ted Atkinson won his fourth Hialeah track title. He also was the top jockey in 1947, 1948 and 1953. 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. 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