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BATURDAY, . VUG. 1, 19S5 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Chisox Drop Back $V2 Games By BEN PULEGAB AP Sports Writer If Paul Richards still hopes to have pennant aspirations when he hits New York next weekend he better set up a base hit ration system for his "feast or famine" Chicago White Sox.' On Thursday the second place Box broke out with thiis biggest barrage of the year—21 safeties that produced n runs at Boston. But last night at Washington the Sox managed only three hits off Bob Porterfield and got beat, 2-0. The loss cost them a full game in the flag chase since the New York Yankees smothered St. Louis as expected, 11-5. Chicago now trails by 5'/j games. A shutout was in the books in Washington since the league's two most prolific shutout pitchers were facing each other. Virgil (Fire) Trucks, winner of eight straight since joining Chicago in mid-June, ha<i pitched five scoreless games. So had Porterfield. Senators The Senators made certain in the first inning that they weren't the ones who were going to get whitewashed. Jackie Jensen drove in one run with a double and scored the second on Jim Busby's single. Pnrterfielcl never gave the White So>: a chance. Only two men got as tar as second and at one point he retired 15 in order. Seven of New York's runs against St. Louis were unearned as the bumbling Brownies committed four errors. Yogi Berra drove in three runs with a triple. Irv Noren drove in two more with another triple. Cleveland, smarting from the sting of two defeats in New York, took it out on the Philadelphia Athletics to the tune of 12-6. Wally Westlafce hammered five straight hits including a home run. The victory went to Dave Hoskins after Art Houtteman again failed to last. Ralph Branca won his second game for the Detroit Tigers, beating Boston, 5-3. The loss dropped the fourth-place Red Sox 10'/i games behind New York. Brooklyn Brooklyn finally broke its west- of - the - Mississippi jinx with a 2-1 squeaker over the Cardinals in St. Louis. It was the Dodgers's first triumph in six tries in the Cards' home park this season. Carl Erskine posted his sixth victory of the month. By winning the Dodgers ran their National League lead to eight games over the Milwaukee Braves who bowed 5-1 to Robin Roberts in the first game of a twilight-night doubleheader. The second game, a scoreless pitching duel between I Bob Miller and Max Surkont. was halted in the top of the llth inning because of rain, Roberts gave up just four hits in winning his 18th game, four more than any other pitcher in the majors. Del Ennis and Stan Lopata homered for the Phils. Larry Jansen, who earns a good share of Ms New York Giant paycheck by beating the Cincinnati Redlegs, did it again, this time by a 0-2 margin. The victory was Jansen's IQth of the year and fifth over Cincinnati. His lifetime mark against the Reds is 24-13. Al Dark and Hank Thompson helped him with home runs After losing 22 of their last 26 games the Pittsburgh Pirates had the pleasure of meeting Chicago yesterday and they promptly whipped the Cubs, 4-0, on Hurry Dickson's 8-hit pitching. Cardinals Ned Combo For Bums Mining Or Pitching Alone Is Not Enough By THE ASSOCIATED^ PRESS As Manager Eddie Stanky knows his St. Louis Cardinals have to combine air-tight pitching and batting power to defeat those first-place Brooklyn Dodgers one thing alone won't do it. That was the case last night at Busch Stadium Gerald Staley was hit only nine times in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory. One of those runs was unearned because of Bay Jablonski's error. But at the plate the Redbivds were helpless against Carl Erskine who gained his llth victory—his sixth straight in July largely on his ability to strike out the important men in the pinches. Pour times in the first six innings Erskine looked like he was headed for trouble, but he whir/zed the ball past the right places. The Redbirds finally scored in the seventh on teve Bilko's double and singles by Dick Sisler and Red Schoendienst. The Brooks tallied in the first on Junior Gilliam's two-bagger, a ground out which moved Gilliam :o third from where he scored as Jablonski fumbled Gil Hodges' grounder. In the second Billy Cox singled, stole second and scored on Gilliam's single. * In New York the Yankees showed no pity on the last-place Browns, drubbing the St. Louisans 11-5 in a day game at Yankee Stadium. Four errors and some other awkward defense work which didn't show up on the box score helped the Yankees' 12-hit attack along. It was the 13th victory in 15 ames against the Browns for the Mew Yorkers this year. Vic \Vertz drove in three of the Browns' runs. Grec Queen Is Top Filly WILMINGTON, Del. (fl — Gre- BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 66 33 .667 61 39 .610 S'/j 42 45 53 56 64 New York ., Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis .., 57 57 48 43 35 34 .576 .559 .475 .434 .354 .330 10 ',4 19 23 31 34 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost I'd. Behind Brooklyn Milwaukee .. Philadelphia New York .. St. Louts Cincinnati ... Chicago Pittsburgh .. 34 42 41 43 44 55 61 73 .657 .576 .568 .547 .546 .450 .305 .305 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Atlanta Nashville Memphis Birmingham New Orleans , Chattanooga Little Rock .. Mobile 62 47 .569 61 47 .565 • 58 54 .418 . 58 53 .514 . 55 57 .491 53 59 .473 51 58 .468 56 66 .405 10',2 11 18 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE FRIDAY'S RESULTS New York 11, St. Louis 5 Washington 2, Chicago 0 Cleveland 12, Philadelphia 6 Detroit 5, Boston 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 9, Cincinnati 2 Brooklyn 2, St. Louis 1 Philadelphia 5-0, Milwaukee 1-0 (2nd game 10-inning tie, called rain) Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 0 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 8-3, Memphis 3-0 Chattanooga 6, New Orleans Little Rock 7, Birmingham 4 Mobile 4, Nashville 3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at New york —Brecheen <3-9> vs. Kuzava (2-2) Cleveland at Philadelphia—Feller (5-5) vs. Bishop (3-7) Chicago at Washington—Johnson (0-1) vs. Shea (8-2) Detroit at Boston—Garver (7-8) s. Brown (10-3) AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia a I Drews(5-8) or Konstanty (11-6) vs. spahn U3-4) New York at Cincinnati—Hearn 6-6) or Worthington (2-3) vs. Raf- ensberger (6-9) Brooklyn at St. Louis—Roe (6- ) vs. Presko (5-9) TO DECIDE CC TITLE — Dr. James C. Guard (left) and J. M. (Mac) Williams, Jr., tomorrow will settle the 1953 Blytheville Country Club golf championship when they tee-off for a SB-hole fi- nals match. Play gets started at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning when they run off their first 18-hole round. Fmitl 18 gets underway at 2 p.m. (Courier News Pholo) Man.grurn Gives Self Birthday Gift of Half way lead in. Pro A^eet By JICKKV MSKA CHICAGO (AP) — The home prospector, Uoycl Alangnim, today celebrated his 39th birthday as lop man at the halfway mark of Tarn O'Shanter's "warm-up" gold rush, the $25,000 All-American Pro Golf Tourney. Mangrum, one of the snappiest looking grandfathers, in any line of endeavor, carried a one-stroke d into the third round of the quest for the All-American's prime 33,420 pri?.e \viUi a seven-under-pav 137. The All-Americnn is just a tune- up for next week's Tain $75,000 "World" Pro lost which pays the winner golf's richest first. $25,000. Man«rum's 68 yesterday nudged iies CHICAGO (AP) — Whether premier Jockey Eddie Arcaro can pick 'em any better than the average horseplayer Milwaukee— svas an interesting sidelight today as Arlington Park prepared to close down with its $90,500 handicap. In a sudden switcll yesterday, Arcaro announced he would ride Farm's Sub Fleet instead of the Iu52 Kentucky Derby winner, Hill Gail, in the mile and three Pittsburgh at Chicago—Waugh jsix'.eenihs closing feature. First Round F2ay Smarts in 0-3) vs. Pollet (3-3) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis at Atlanta New Orleans at Chattanooga Birmingham tit Little Rock Only games scheduled) Equestrian Sports Out LAUSANNE, Switzerland l.fl There will be no equestrian sports Arcaro and Hill Gail, the Cnlu- met speedster trying to make a comeback nfter an injury sidelined him following his Derby win, have had pool luck in recent starts. They were fourth in the July 18 O;eat Lakes Handicap find eighth in the Myrtlewood July 11. Arcaro has an understanding with Calumet Farm and its trainer, Ben Junes, to do most of the riding for that stable. However, the veteran jockey frankly admitted he had e-ouiTd on I!i!l Gail and asked to ride Sub Fleet Leaguers Make Fine Show Climaxing his sensational hitting spree, Larry F aid, brilliant young Lions Club shortstop, took over the Little League batting leadership this week. Liirry found (he Shrine Club's | coes to their first win of the sea- Billy Haney mado to order, rakinK : son to check their eight-game los- the talentod riahUmmler for a sin-; in<i streak, but established a single gle, double nnd a home run in ' <jame batting record with four hits four tries that netted him 29 points in five trie;;. One went for a home and boosted his mace mark to an rim. Sonny EUedge, whom Berry impressive .571 average. ; relieved on the mound, came In all nine Lions Club contests' through with 3-3, for a share in Lnrry has connected 16 times in 28 the week's batting glory. official times at bat, leading in '• Bratcher Wins Eight throe specialized departments, and j There isn't any doubt about th« tied for another: He has the most j leading pitcher since Bratcher has runs, 20; the most total bases, 31, j racked up eight successive mound in addition to his 16 safeties, which j triumphs in as many starts. In his also are highest. He has three; 49 1-3 innings he has yielded only home runs, the same as big Steve t a dozen runs and 21 base hits. He McGuire, Jnycces catcher. He is i has walked just seven, three in his second in runs batted in at 19. His I season work includes a pair of doubles and triples, too. In Frce-For-AH Three batsmen are tangled up in a free-for-all for nmnerup laurels, j with 20 hits and 20 runs gleaned They are Glynn Dale Howard, the ; off his southpaw slants. Ke hag American Legion's cnick lefty, ' walked 13 and recorded 39 strike- and the only batter to regain the ' outs. StnHings has passed only four batting lead: Billy Ross, the Rota-: hitters ni 32 frames, sent 37 down ry Club's "Pepper Martin", and! swinging with a 3-2 record. Haney another weekly swat champion, '. has issued an amazing total of 59 and McGuire. another who has oc- ! free tickets and fanned 10 less cupied the loop's highest pinto seat; batters than Bratcher, 81, with during (ho race, all with .517. and ; exactly the same hill service. Dor- identical 29-15 charts, Ross holds; ris and Bruce have broken even a slim advantage in power with j in four decisions. Branscum has three doubles, two triples, and. two! 3-4; Haney 3-6. Ball and Simmons homo runs lor l!H total bases. He ; have simile wins, has counted 15 times, batted in 11.1 Thc L [ ons club took advantage "Po;jper" had n simile ant! double of thc R | im two-hit pickings of the in three tries off Berry Bull, new.. American Lesion against Bruce to J»ycee hurlor. McUuiro had a sin- slip into first place in club bat ting. Kle in three off Curt Branscum, The 19r , 3 c i uun pions have .290, as Rotiiry i-pdhend. | ar , ;) j ns t .278 fo rthe Legions. Shrine McGuire boasts of three home club j s third at . 2 56, followed by runs, a two buiicer and a triple j a ycces 251' Rotary 249 and Ki- ast game, and fanned 91. Howard annexed his fourth win at the expense of Kiwanis. as against a sln- Kle loss — to the Lions Club. He has toiled 35 rounds on the mound First, mafdies in the annual "Y" Junior Tennis tournament were to be played today nt the Walker Park courts, with 15 boys competing for honors and the individ- u;il ;i \vnrds which KG to winners of first and second places. In first round matches, Don Coleman drew the only bye of the tourney, while Billy Peek plays Fred Hodges, Fred Alters plays | Mike Terry, Kenneth Stanley plays j ' n the 1956 Olympic Games at Mel- ; stead. Jones consented. cian Queen is well on her way toj bourne because of Australian quar- laws, the International ipic Committee announced to- ;he championship of the three-year j antin old filly division. She won the j Olym Coaching Club American Oaks, the I day. Gazelle and the New Castle in succession. The last mentioned is the world's richest race for fillies and mares. The Queen's earnings over a two-year period total $259,025, of Otto Mayer, chancellor of the committee, said it had been advised it was impossible to obtain A rider for Hill GAil lv.\d not befn announced by this morning. The iiivorite's ranking went Eilnn^ with Arc.iro from Hill Gail to Sub Fleet, which was expected to ^o off at better than 5-2 in the David Larry mects Holt, Larry Baker plays Do nnci LMTV All Campbt-H, Bruce Jack Thompson, Smythe Dean Merty tackles Murvin Zrllncr him a single stroke ahead of four tioocl journeymen, Ed (Porky t Oliver. Dave Douglas, Ed Purgol and Jimmy Clark. Five players, including first- round leader, Marty Furgol, were bracketed nt 139 and three strokes off the pace at 140, was another quint, including: the redoubtable Sammy Snead and 1953 PGA champion, Walter Burkemo, The others knotted at 139 were Pete Cooper, Lawson Little. Bob Toski nnd Ted Kroll, like Mnn- grum, a purple heart veteran of World War II. In all, 40 players were notched under par 144 for 36 holes as the field of IfiO was sliced to some HO for the final two rounds. Mangmm, w h o operates ns team's traveling- pro, is second to Ben Hogan as 1953's leading money winner with 515,366. He has exercised his golden touch before in this golf circus. In 1948 he swept a $5,000 All-American first prize nnd $10,000 in the "world." There was two-fold interest In thc concurrent All-American Worn- j en's Open. Betty Hicks of Culver City, Calif., missing from this meet for live years, was winging in front by snycn strokes with a halfway total of 149, three under women's par. Spectators were wondering If she could keep up the pace against the threat of two seasoned pros, defending champion Louise Sugg;; and Patty Berg, tied for second with 15G. The women's sentimental favorite, Babe Zaharlas, still remained in the spotlight despite rounds of \vanis .215. Grudge Match Scheduled For for 27 total buses; h;is batted 13. scored times. Howard,; held hitlcss by Jimmy Bruce, Ki- : wanis sice, during their dazzling pitcher's battle, lists three doubles and a triple, 11 runs and ei^lH batted in among his offensive achievements. ', Joe Bratchor, Lions Club star : pitcher, moved into the fifth slot '' at .500 with a single, double and triple off Hnney. a gain of 50 j points over his sixth rating of last [ Another rough tag match is on week. He took a toe hold on his; tap for the American Legion's runs batted in laurels with five; wrestling bouts at Memorial Audi- more runners accounted for, run- Uorlum Monday night, ne'e?,,:;;; .r*r K lsd r,s!.« ^ *—.. «*. three doubles, a three bagger and j two four masters for 23 total bases, fourth highest. Sliillines Takes Tumble Don StalliiiKS, Klwants Club fielding star who also can powder the pellet, failed in two against Howard and skidded from fourth to sixth on a 39-point drop to .48>1. Seventh belongs to Clyde Griffin. ing in four of his toughest heavyweights to tangle in the affair with Lee Field and Lester Welch scheduled to meet Walter Sirois and Eddie Maione. None of the four need introductions to Blytheville fans. Welch and Sirois are returnees from last Monday night's rough card and Maione and Fields have appeared here re- pint-sized but dynamic Shrine Club I ceutly. catcher, at .4)4 Larry Whittle a| Monday night's bout Is expected term,,™ e. isn t far behind with to stack up favorably with the wild .393. Johnny Flunked. American I „.(,, of ,' , Mondav nisht whlrh r.^rrinn imrinff o,, r i ,.i,,i,i «„!,!„.. i " nlll r OI lasb Monaay nigni wmcn led out to be nothing relaxation of the Australian law | horse overnight field. Hill Gail was ' fov A "B- <>• requiring a quarantine period which $178,175 were acquired this ' six months for horses entering Aus- year. j tralia. Sports Roundup— Major Leagues Stop Recalls of I assigned top weight, of 124 pounds, j " 'six more than Sub Fleet. Others attracted by the winner's share of S55.650 were Iceberg II, Jampol, Brush Burn. Adams Off Ox, Smoke Screen. Abbe Sling, Hiah Sud, The Eagle, Happy Go Luck, Rune and Oil Capitol. The last two are the entry of the Hasty House Farm and Mrs. Harry Trot- sek. By JACK HAND For Oayle Talbot NEW YORK \ffi — Minor league managers can sleep soundly tonight, assured of no more big league raids on their budding stars — if they still have any stars. Up to midnight last night the big boys were busy with the July harvest, getting ready for the bitter pennant drives ahead. Some of the player moves were hard to take by minor leaguers who also are fighting for a pennant, or a playoff berth. Yankees Busy The Yankees, certainly, made few friends in Birmingham by bringing up Gus Triandos, the leading hitter of the Southern Association, or in Binghnmton, N. Y. by grabbing Steve Kraly, an 18-2 pitcher who just helped them take the lead in the Eastern League race. And the Yankees weren't the only busybodies. Brooklyn recently brought in Dick Williams and Dick Teed. The Cards recalled pitcher Willard Schmidt and the White Sox put the finger on Bob Boyd and Connie Johnson after shuttling Saul Rogovin to the inactive list. Washington did some fancy paper work to bolster the infield. And so did the others. New Rule The reason for much of this activity was the new rule, adopted last winter at Phoenix, Ariz, providing that players optioned to the minors—or by one minor league to another—cannot be recalled aft- er midnight, July 31. Thus thet minor league clubs should remain intact, through the season and playoffs. There are a couple of gimmicks in the rule. In case of dire emergency, say a broken leg by a Roy Campanella or a Mickey Mantle, an optioned player could be recalled. Can Purchase Also, far as I can see there is nothing to stop a big league club from making an outright purchase of a player from its farm system at any time. The new rule applies only to the men—no more than 15 by each major league team—who were optioned. Thus Triandos and Kraly, both purchases and not recalls, could have been bought at any time, rule or no rule. In recent years there has been an increasing tendency to call up these optioned men in the heat of the pennant race in August and September. Managers put the pressure on the front office for help and, eventually, get it. Minneapolis, particularly, was all excited about some raids by the New York Giants in the past. The Willie Mays case in 1951 often Is cited. However, it would not have been subject to the new rule for It was a purchase and not a recall. The Henry Thompson incident, also in '51, created quite a stir in Minneapolis. Hank was sent down on option from the Giants and then brought back in August to make him eligible for the World Series. Eagles Knock Juveniles Out Of the Running Tiie Eagles of the "Y" Pee "Wee League backed into the league championship yesterday afternoon as the Tigers knocked the Juveniles out of contention with a 5-4 victory at 9th Street Park. The Juveniles scored first in the second inning with two runs on singles by Ronnie Penn, Wayne Dunkm and Jerry Wicker but the Tigers lived up to their name by scoring throe in their half. The Juveniles went abend again in the fifth two runs on a hit batsman ,a walk and a single. In the lower half, the Tigers sewed up the game with two runs on an error, three bases on balls and their only hit of the game, a single by first baseman Mickey Johnson. The Juveniles used three pitchers, all of whom were stingy with hits but very liberal with bases on balls, issuing a total of 11 and hitting two batters. Ronnie Penn started, was relieved in the third by Dunkin and by Councllle in the 4th. David Gaines went all the way for the winners, allowing four hits, while walking three and hitting one The 61 Implement team of the Y Bay Window league yesterday won out over Mead's fl-6. The 61s were lending 4-1 at the start of the fourth. Then Chilris led off Mead's by slamming a homrr with no one on. Two more runs tied the score 4-4. The Gls collected one run in the fifth and three more in tlin sixth and two in the final inning. Mead's got three more runs but wo,re unable to come up to the 6V.s marK. batter. Final team standings: Won Lost Eagles 4 2 Juveniles 3 3 Bulldogs 3 3 Tigers 2 4 Cummings takes on, 82 nnd 85 for a 107 tolal which left j Ellis. I her Iff strokes off the pace. In her j irst round matches will be ' first tourney since n recent can-| i t'-is week end and the j cer operation, the Babe admitted lor.s'iip finals are scheduled she was "tired" but determined to play all four rounds. ' John Levlnson, Chicago lawyer, Ber-ufe of major cons'rm linn, ' held a one-stroke lead in the All- the Hialeah track is closed it. the i American men's amateur over •'bile this summer for thc first time Frank Strannhan. the Toledo bride- Haney jointly holding down the 10th place In the ultra .select, list I of batters with Ron Huoy, Rotaryj tlrst b-.iKem-.ul, each with .360. | Haney has the most triples, four; J Huey the most doubles, four. Charles Cobb, thc Jaycccs' glue fingered second ha.seman. heuds the second list of hitters with .357, followed by Jerry (Cue Balh Hill. Lions Club, ,353; Bill Simmons, | Lions Club, DOUK Don-is, Amori- \ can Leulon, each with .348; Bin-ley White. American Lemon, .333; Jim-! my Killett, Lions Club, .310; Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, .29(3, and Don Tinker, Kiwanls Club, .280. Berry Ball made an auspicious debut not only by hurling the Jay-1 t a (ree Both of the teams are nursing grudges against the other and they are expected to flare in this tus- Two one-fall bouts are also on the card with Fields slated to meet Malone and Welch taking on Sirois. Snead Fishless, Too MITCHELL'S BAY, Ont. UR — Professional golfer Sammy Snead met the same luck here that plagued his golf in the National Open. On a five-hour fishing trip at Mitchell's Bay, Snead and hia party got only a few nibbles. since 1932. groom, 143 to 144. Sunday and every Sunday E'lytheviMe Speed Bowl — Walker Park - - - 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Time 1 rials Races Start New Low Admission Price Adults-75c Children-35c THRILLS GALORE! GO-GETTERS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE STARTS TUESDAY, AUG. 4 FREE DUTCH LUNCH BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 3 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Lee Fields & Lester Welch vs. Je Molone & Walter Sirois Adults 60c — Children 15c Two Preliminary Bouts FIELpSvs. MALONE and WELCH vs. SIROIS HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun for All! GOOD FOOD At All Hours SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY CONDITIONED Alt Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDITIONS^) MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERT'S CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Highway ~6\ Hubert Utley Holland, Mo.

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