The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1955 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 25, 1955
Page 11
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MOMKAT, PAGE ELEVEN Boieboll Strottgy Should Clean-up Man Go After Bad Pitch Or Try to Get Walk By JIMMY BBBSUN NEA Staff Corr«pon««nt :; NEW YORK — (NEA) — Baseball fans have a simple formula for enjoying a game. Us- ,lng a hot dog, a couple of beers and a 12-inch chunk of corrugated board, they arrivt »t a food day. Even a strategy-crammed game is eeasily figured out. - So, it comes as no surprise that Branch Rickey receives a derisive blast 'tor his baseball theories. You know, those long and complicated eollege-type equations the Mahat- Uia always quotes. Fans salute them with a feeling normally reserved for a hitter who strikes out with the bases loaded. But after a week of wandering ground dugouts and clubhouses in the National League, the notion comes up that Rickey should get Moot* Irvfat Robtn Roberts an award. All the guy is trying to do is simplify tb« sport. At least you can figure his paper theories out in ft week or so. Without th«m, you'r* loot. You aee thai with one simple statement Monte Jrvia made. The big left fielder of the Giants was standing in fornt of the dugout before a game. "What's this trouble you'rt sup* posed to have with an Inside pitch?" he wu askftfl. "I don't have trouble with the inside pitch when it's a strike," he answered. "It's those inside balls ftat bother me." Somebody came to the rescue, offering the opinion that Monte meant that as a No. 5 hitter who must knock in runs it w^p hie job to go for hits more than walks. He 'had to take a crack at pitches which would be balls. Johnny Mize, a clean-up hitter In his time, violently disagreed. "You cain't go around having the pitcher put in for you and then start swinging at bad balls." Mize, now a baseball broadcaster, argued. "When the pitch was a ball, I'd let it go. The same with Ted Williams." But that, somebody pointed out- tlways was considered a rap of sorts on Williams. They claimed he looked for free transportation on too many occasions when a hit would have meant two or three runs. Robin Roberts, .the Phillies' great right-hander, thinks any way a hitter can get on is fine. "But there are times when he'd rather hit — when there are men on bases. That's when you gamble with him — throw him a curve on a 3-2 or 3-1 pitch. Don't give him s, good pitch." "Any manager In the business, you figure, would be quick to tell you that If he had men on base and a thumper of the Williams or Mize type at bat, he would want a hit, not a walk. After all, a team has only one man in that class, so why waste him with a measly base on balls? If the pitch is reasonably close, have him go for it. He has a good chance of putting It some place. Roberts confused the issue again. You only hit the ball about three out of 10 times,' he explained. "The percentage would seem to be safer for you to take a bad pitch and get the walk, wouldn't it?" Then why should Irvin worry about a bad pitch? Just take it and walk. . "No, sir," Leo Durocher snapped. "When you got a hitter like Monte up there you want him ripping. You go for that Walk if he's the tying run and we have a man on first. But if we have run- ners on second and third, I want Irvin ripping. Even if it's a little off the plate. Durocher'made the issue hazier. "More hits are gotten off bad pitches than off strikes," declared the Giants' manager. "A big hitter should know that. Lead-off men should get walks. Power, hitters like Irvin and Mize and Williams should knock runs over. To illustrate, Durocher started the game with Don Mueller in the clean-up slot. Don proceeded io play hit and run. Leo also had him taking quite a bit, looking for a walk. Mr. Rickey, that f o rm u 1 a . please? Field and Stream Spinner Used for All Fresh Water Fish; Best in Big Stream. Baseball Standings AMUUCAM LEAOUB WL Pet ChioafO I ' -* 1 New York t 4 .»• Boston " 4 .•* Cleveland f I .Mi Detroit 6 I .500 Washkifftoi I I .KM Kansas Cllr ..... 1 T .MO BllUmoct II .?M No games scheduled today. Sunday's Result* Kansas City i, Chicago 0 Detroit I, Cleveland 4 Baltimore M, Washlncfcn (first t*mt, 10 inning*) NATIONAL LEAGUE , WL FctBehin Brooklyn 11 » .»4« Milwaukee II .100 2 St. Louis ........ « 4 .WO 3 Chicago 7 8 .5«S 3 x-Philadelphla .. « « .500 41 New York 4. « .400 5! Cincinnati J 10 .1«T x-Plttsburgli .... 1 » -m x-UoeB net include susp«nde game to b« completed June 38 No games scheduled today Sundty's Results New York 11, Brooklyn 10 (1 innings) Pittsburgh (-0, Philadelphia 1 (second game suspended in 8th b curfew law. to b« completed later Chicago 2, Cincinnati 1 (secon game postponed, rain) St. Louis at Milwaukw. posi poned, rain. By At McCLANE Fishing Editor It's a good idea to have a few spinners in your kit this summer, as they can be used for every kind of freshwater fish. A spinner is at its best in big streams and heavy water and is usually fished across and downstream. Any spinner generally Is most effective when the blade is turning slowly. There are exceptions to this, of course. A man who fishes his spinner slowly and deep, however, nearly always wilt take more fish than the man who casts downstream and then draws the spinner rapidly back against the current. Cotton States League Opens Tomorrow By The Associated Press The 1955 baseball season opens tomorrow night for the Class C Cotton States League which faced the possibility of folding just six weeks ago, and all six teams appear to be in better shape than at the start of other recent campaigns. Judge Emmet Harty, league president, says prospects for a successful season are good. All sik clubs have obtained major league help and early reports indicate that every team will be stronger than last year, Harty said he hopes that attendance records will justify the optimism of the owners. The Cotton States clubs have operated in the red or close to It for the past three seasons. In order to achieve the proper depth, cast quartering upstream and allow the spinner to drift on a slack line until you think it has sunk deep enough. Then tighten the line and allow it to swing around below you in an arc. If the current IB very fast, It may be necessary to feed more line to prevent the spinner from working to the surface, and if the current is very slow, you may have to draw in line as the spinner is swinging around to keep it from hanging up on the bottom. The majority of strikes on a spinner will come a mak- _.. ... -4 ing this arc across the current below the angler. At the conclusion of the downstream arc it often is successful to feed slack and let the current carry the spinner downstream for 30 or 40 feet. You should manipulate your rod so that the spinner is alternately revolving and fluttering back. Allowing the spinner to drop . SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. OB New Orleans 9 Memphis B Atlanta 9 Birmingham > Mobile 6 Chattanooga "7 « 10 3 10 ,643 .000 .600 .600 .500 .231 Nashville Little Rock Yesterday's Results Atlanta 13-2, Chattanooga, 8(second game auspend«d, curfe' et>d Sth; will be completed later. New Orleans 16-1, Memphis 3- Little Rock 10-3, Mobile 1-13 Birmingham 9-7, Nashville 7-4 Today's Games Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham at Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock (Only games scheduled) TEXAS LEAGUE Houston 16-3, San Antonio 9- Oklahoma City 11, Port Worth Dallas 14-3, Tulsa 9-J Shreveport «, Beaumont 4 TUt ZO-YEAR OLO STOKED THE vrms& OVEK THE WIHTEff... Virginia Beach Winner To Hit Circuit Again WESTERN LEAGUE Pueblo 9, Colorado Springs 8 Sioux City 3-4, Des Molnes 1-! Wichita 1S-8, Lincoln »-7 (second game 10 innings) Trabert Hangs Up 9th Straight With Rivers Oak Crown HOUSTON, Tex. tfP)—The amateur tennis troupe scattered today as powerful Tony Trabert hung up his ninth straight trophy with the championship of the River Oaks Tournament. Trabert, the man with the big game from Cincinnati, bounced Vic Selxas, the national champion from Phlladlephla, for the seventh consecutive time yesterday. He beat him 6-0, 6-1, 6-4. The last time Tony lost, a makh was Feb. i. when he fell before Ken Rosewell In the Australian National Tournament. He never gave Seixas, his Davis Cup teammate, a chance yesterday, winning the first 11 games and coasting in. back between periods of reeling will keep it much deeper than If It were pulled directly In, and many fish will strike either as the spinner is falling back or as it is starting forward after doing so. (Distributed by NEA Service) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Iffl, — Stylist Chandler Harper, of Portsmouth, Va., said today he's going 1 to take another crack at the professional golf tournament circuit as a result of his victory here yesterday In the third annual $17,500 Virginia Beach Open, 'I'll Join the circuit at Fort Worth. Tex., two weeks from now," said the 41-year-old Harper. Harper picked up $2,400 by putting together rounds of Gfi-65-65-64 for a tournament record of 260. The former record of 262 Was set in 1953 by Doug Ford, of Klameshs L>ke, N. Y. Harper's spectacular iron shots and his putting gave him the victory over the 6.065-yard, par-89 Cavalier Yacht and Country Club course. Second place went to Dick Mayer of St. Petersburg, Pla., who finished with a 86 for a 72-hole total of 264. Mnyer collected $1,800. Ed (Porky) Oliver, Lemont, 111., was third with 285_and made *1.400. 'Tied for fourth were Ed Purgol, National Open champion Irom St. Louis, and Marty Purgol, Lemont, III., who cnrved 286s and -took home $1,100 each. Next came Jack Burke Jr., Kiamesha Lake, who won $800 with 167. Jerry Barber, of Los Angeles, and Johnny Palmer, of Charlotte, N. C., came Short Season HELENA, Mont. W)—Montana's bear hunting season is shorter this year by 12 days, running from April 20- May IB. The state allows only one bear for each hunter. Taking of females with cubs, killing cubs and uslne dogs to help find bear are illegal. The regular 1954 big game license covers this season. up with 269s to tie good for $660 each. for seventh, As Still Getting Red Hot Welcome in KG Despte 3-7 Record, Attendance Already Half of Last Year's Total By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — The cold statistics showed today (hat major league baseball is getting a red hot welcome in Kansas City. Home attendance (or 1 days for Knnsns City's American League entry wan brought to 156,997—an average, of 22,438—by the 19,446 cash customers thit turned out In chilly, windy weather to sea the Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 50 yesterday. That's more than hnlf the 304, 666 total drawn by the same Ath letlcs In 72 games at Philadelphia all last season Chances »re excellent that Kan- Six Man Match Tops Mat Card Another six man tag bout has been lined up to headline the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium tonight. All Pasha, the Turkish-Hindu BVApplei- who pvit on quit* a performance here two weeks ago, will be back for tonight's action. And he'll bring along newcomer Dick Dunn and Don Fields as his partners. Opposing them will be Red Roberts, Butch Boyett and Walter Si- rols. three top-notch toughles. Three one-fall preliminary bouU we also on the card with Pnsha taking on Boyett. Dunn meeting Roberts and Fields taking on Sir- ols. Horse Sense BOSTON W) — The Andolino brother*, owner Paul and trainer Prank, have been around horses of all types for a long time. They have a livery stable In north Boston. Their Interest in thoroughbreds dates back 20 yearn when they visited Rocklngham Park and Suffolk Downs where their dray horses pulled the 'starting gate and other track equipment. Their top race horse now is Boston Doge, Tastes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor of the grain!'' IC28 $«34 «» tt (|t. « pt. -.Plut Stale Tax OEO. A. DICKEL DIST. CO., LOUISVILLE, KY. • 86 PltOOf sas City will beat the Philadelphia, season figure by the time the Athletics complete their present horn* stand May 4. Off today, the Athletics will meet Boston tomorrow night and Wednesday afternoon and then take on the New York Yankees Thursday and Friday nights. They wind up the stay against Wash ington Sunday and Monday night and Baltimore Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The A's front office said capacity crowds of more than 32,000 are ex peeled for each of the Yankee tilts. The fact manager Lou Bou reau's A's have lost 1 of their first 10 games has failed to damp en the enthusiasm of fans. The A's .came home from their first road trip smarting under a 16-0 loss to Detroit April 17. Next night they drew 31,563 with Cleveland. Saturday. Chicago humiliated the Athletics 29-6 before 18,338. 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