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Thursday, August 6, 1953
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PAOB EW. BLITHETILLS! (ARf.T THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 19W Braves Face Bums Today By BEN 1'IILEGAR AP Sports Writer With one eve on the standings and the other on the calendar, this looks like the day of decision for the Milwaukee Charlie Grimm's club runs up against league-leading Brooklyn twice todav. Nothing less than a pair of victories wiU convince anybody except the rabid Milkaukee fans that the Braves still have a pennant chance. The Braves, who jumped from a* — lackluster seventh-place outfit i" I g. • Boston to dangerous contenders in f" 1 I Have New Milwaukee, trail the Dodpers by 714 games. Twin triumphs would leave them 5>i behind; a double defeat would drop them BVi back. It's a rare season when a club can make up that much ground in seven weeks, all that's left ot me 1953 campaign. Only six games remain between the two clubs, including the doubleheader today. So far Brooklyn 1ms won 1! out of 16, six out of seven on the Braves' own field. The Dodgers suffered their firit loss in Milwaukee yeesterday. a 5-3 decision which saw the Braves come from behind in the eighth inning. Philadelphia Third-place Philadelphia, nine games back of Brooklyn, trimmed fourth-place St. Louis 1-3. The New York Gianis, who have collapsed completely in the West, lost two more, 9-6 and 7-6 to Chicago with the second game running 10 innings. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 6-4. The top spots in the American League remained static wiih the New York Yankees still five games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. Although both won, neither the Yanks nor the Sol; had easy going. New York had to come from behind to edge Detroit 5-4 while Chicago was carried 14 innings at Philadelphia before Sam Mele broke it up with a two-run homer. Ben Flowers pitched a shutout Pitcher NO DICE—Nothing gets Hoot Evers. When the Red past Catcher Red Wilson, not even Sox outfielder came crashing into the ..„„_ „. _:« lllc *ll;li >JUA wulilcmv i.uit.1, ~»»b ...i.j 1.1.. plate at Fenway Park, the burly backstop sat on him with the ball to keep him Irom scoring. (NBA) Branca Picks Dodgers To Win Series By WILL GIUMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — From his new and neutral vantage point with the Detroit Tigers, Ralph Branca took a sneak preview of the 1953 World Series today and picked his old mates, the Dodgers, to win in seven games. "If the Yankees and Dodgers; pitcher said. "I like the Dodgers. . »- ...;- t [ le pennant, you're j On percentages mainly I guess— heck ol a series—j the tact they've never won—and all Legion Squeezes By Jaycees 7-6 The American Lesion clinched at least a share of second place in the Little League IwAtoM^nKumg^™™^ Jaycce outfit, 7-6, yesterday as both teams closed out their season schedule. Schmidt Makes Good Showing Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was losing night for the St. Louis Cardinals but they probably added another start- ig SC( , a hec: ol a ser i es — the ing pitcher to the ranks be-! m j gn ' ty close," the big righthanded that Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, peppery and capable Legion catcher, was the hero of the uphill fight. He drove a sharp single past Bob Smith at second to drive in chubby Johnny Plunkett from second with the tie breaking run. Plunkett and Olynn Dale Howard also shared In the victory spotlight. Little Johnny led the 12-hit assault on Barry (Gun Powder) Ball with three singles and a base on balls in four tries. The slick southpaw, Howard, turned In another of his expert relief jobs to receive credit for the deserved win, his fifth oJ the campaign against a single loss. The Yarbro youth relieved starter Doug Dorris with none out in the second and the Legions trailing 5-2. He not only choked off the rally in a hurry but yielded just two hits Mid an unearned run the rest of the way. Two new batting records were established and two others tied during the struggle. Ball, the loser, rapped a home run and a single his first two times up to extend his consecutive hitting streak to six straight. In his debut last week the Promised Land lad clouted a homer and three one baggers on his snapped the skein with a strikeout in the fourth. Smith and Ball each contributed their four masters in the first inning, manning the feat of Larry Fitzgerald and Joe Bratcher during the initial frame of the June 17 game with the Jaycees. However, the Lions Club stars rapped theirs in succession. Steve McGuire and Sonny Elledge helped themselves to doubles in yesterdays' first inning, the first time that four extra base hits have come in one canto. McGuire blasted another double before the thing was concluded, equaling J. L. Austin. Kiwanis. who was the first to bag a couple of two baggers in one contest back on July 22 against the Shrine Club. Jaycees Greet Dorris The Jaycees greeted Dorris like on a short passed ball and was out on a fine throw, McGuire to Kelly. Billy Hatch beat out a hit to Swaner who went far to his right for the ball but was unable to toss to Ball covering first in time for the putout. Hatch was a dead duck trying to steal on McGuire's shotgun arm. Howard Stops Rally Continuing their assault on Dorris, the Jaycees routed him in the second but not before they scored two more on a walk to Dean Storey, Kelley's triple and Smith's infield hit to Boyd. Howard swapped places with Dorris, fanned Courtney, yielded a scratch hit to Ball, threw Smith out at third on McGuire's rap, and whiffed Sweet to get out of trouble and the inning. Four hits, highlighted by Dorris' Rotinsnvall »«wed up th« victory with his timely single. Box score: JAYCEES AB H PO A smith 2b 4 a Courtney cf 3 0 Ball p 3 2 McGuire c 3 2 Sweet If 3 0 Elledge ss 3 1 Swamr Ib 2 0 Storey rf 1 0 Kelly 3b 3 1 Totals x — One scored. 25 " 8 out when winning run AMERICAN LEGION AB H PO A 3 0 0 0 0 0 Plunkett, rf . Nelson. If .... xxYounc . . Rounsavall, c Howard, Ib-p White, ss — Hatch, cf-2b Boyd, 2b Peek, cf .... Handley, cf Dorris, Ib .. Lovelace, 3b ..27 j-uui iiiu, *..*,.... a ..^« ~j ~~,..~ aumiTiary: nuns— second home run of the year, pro-, McGuire 2, Storey, K He Ja>CeeS glteLdl IVIIIIJS Jlr.^ .JLI.W.." .."...- j , i , ivlnjuu 'lone-lost, favorite rich uncle, duced four runs in the lower hall Nelson, _, ' ,.:.-. f_.. t~,,,. i,i.^ .1,^1 rjT.-Qn nf ti-io rhivrf r.nat sent the Lecions rj,,*~v. fore Howard came in to put out the blaze. Smith ignited the scoring fuse by hitting the second pitch far over cause of his performance in the game. Willard Schmidt, recently recalled by the Birds from Colum-1 bus, lost his first decision to the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, but al-1 lowed only five hits in his eight innings of work in his first starting role. Lnnky Bob Miller held the. Cardinals to seven hits in chalking up his fourth win against an equal number of defeats. He served up j Cleveland two-run home run ball to Stan \ Boston BASEBALL STANDINGS New York Chicago Ben Flowers pitched a shutout " >»«-""• """"- •"•• -••" ™ •"•••• : Boston in Ms first rnalor lea-ue start for Muslal in the first inning and then Washington .. in his nrst major iea 0 ue Mnriiui ., Bjrd u , t , _.,...„.„,,, ^'b^VIo^Bob handcuffed the Birds Forterfield threw his seventh shut- '»"»' when one more until run .. th, p hllndel phia . « was out and his second in a row as Washington trounced Cleveland 11-0. Tigers Oulhit Yankees Detroit outhit New York 13-10 but the Yankees made their extra base hits pay dividends while the Tigers were settling for singles. Gus Triandos, just up from Birmingham, and Billy Martin homered for New York and the winning run scored In the seventh when Yogi Berra doubled home Mickey Mantle. Mele's winning blast was the fourth home run in the Philadelphia marathon. Gus Zernial and Ray Murray homered for the A's in the second and Ed McGhee tied the count in the eighth with a two- run blow. Billy Pierce, who came i on In relief in the eighth, picked j up his 14th victory. | Phillies Get Five Hits W.ildness ruined Willard Schmidt's return to the big time with St .Louis. He gave the Phils only five hits in eight innings but he walked six. Bob Miller tamed the Cards after Stan Musia! bom- added. The Phils bunched three safeties off Schmidt in the third around two of his six walks for three runs. One unearned run was scored off him in the seventh. Three runs were scored off reliefer Al Brazie in the ninth. The Browns lost again !o the Boston Red Sox as Ben Flower, ... his first major league start, scattered eight hits to pitch the Red Sox to a 5-0 win. Boston belted nine safeties off Don Lai-sen, Including seven doubles, Dick Genert's 18th homer and one sincle. Five double plays helped offset three sockcr errors. Soiling Regatta Starts Today AKDMORE. Okln. l.-n—Sailboat Detroit. .. St. Loui: Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia St. Louis .. . New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh ., power Branca. 27. was a Dodger of nine years' standing umil he was waived to Deiroil July 10 and his choice of the Dodgers may be wishful thinking. He has started against the Yankees three times, once in the 1947 World Series, once in the 1949 World Series and once since he donuert a Tiger uniform. He was knocked out each time. Tough Job "Position by position, you can- see what a tough job it is trying to decide between these two clubs." said the man who is famous for throwing the home run ball to the Giants' Bobby Thomson in the deciding National League playoif game of 1951. "Take the catchers — there's nothing to choose between the t'.vo Won Lost Pet. Behind ; big guys there. Roy Campanella AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 69 35 .670 — 05 40 61 43 59 48 56 61 66 four in a single contest. Howard Redskins Coach LOS ANGELES WI — The coach of the Occidental College Redskins, Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau. is preparing for his 35th season after organizing his first professional football team. Lambeau has coached six world championship teams since he left i little Don Kelson's head field for a home run. With down, Ball followed with another between Nelson and Billy Hatch, Legion centerfielder. McGuire pounded one to right for tv.'o sacks and continued on around when Plunkett let the ball get through him. Bob Sweet was called out on blastina'him fo>- fonr"hits and three 1 of the third mat sent the Legions ' ' into the lend. Rounsavall punched one to right and raced to third when Smith fumbled Howard's double play hopper near the middle ba^, and the hurler continued on runs in their first time at bat. and added uvo more in the second be- , left j to second. White hit to Kelly, whose one i throw to the plate was too late to catch the fleet Rounsavall. Bobby J** came in to hit « Boyd Ms tremendous drive i over riyht-fielder Storey's head and came in behind Hatch. McGuire knotted the count at 38 35 .619 .587 .551 .412 .413 .365 .327 time 0 rec e ord aI shows m 247 S ' victories j Nelson walked. Rounsavall «>PP«j against 134 losses for a L ~ ' " T ~" """ cehtage. strikes. Elledse doubted to center 6-all to lead off the fifth. He smack- but Gene Swaner was victim. The Legion waded into Ball with four hits and two runs in their half of the frame, cut short by some daring base running that didn't click. Plunkett led oil with a strikeout eel another line drive to centerfield which Peek failed to head off and circled the bases by the time Bobby reached the ball, and heaved it back into the infield. That was all for the Jaycees, however, as Howard fanned half of the next six bat- t?rs, threw a couple out at first and isavall took care of the other on an easy swinging bunt in front Hatch. 12 18 7 320 010—6 .. ..204 001—7 Ball, :elly, Plunkett, Rounsavall 2, Howard, Dorris. Runs batted in— Totals Jaycees .... American Legion Summary: Runs—Smith. Smith 2, T'.UI, K-liy, notv.rav.-ll, White 3, Hatch, Dorris 2. Errors- Smith, Storey, Plunkett. Peek. Two base hits—McGuire 2, Elledge. Three base hit—Kelly. Home runs—Smith, Ball, Dorris. Base on balls—off Dorris 1; Howard 1. Ball 4. Strikeouts- Howard 8, Ball 4. Hits—off Dorris, 6 with 5 runs in 1 inning (none out in second): off Howard, 2 with 1 run in 5 innings. Winning pitcher —Howard. Umpires—O'Neill and Hood. Time: 1:12. 36 NATIONAL LEAGUE 36 44 44 47 4!) 57 62 75 .650 .577 .564 .539 .515 .462 .386 .318 T.i 9 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Nashville Atlanta Memphis .... Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga . Lilllc Rock .. Mobile 65 48 .575 64 50 .561 62 54 .534 58 57 .504 57 60 .487 56 62 .475 53 61 .465 46 63 .400 ered with Red Schoendienst on Championship Smpc base in the first inning. j ing run over nearby Lake Murray. Ted Khiszewski drove in three I Two races will be run today and runs with two homers and Gus Bell i two more Friday for the champion- also homered for Cmcinnati but j ship ailer an almosl dead calm the long ball attack wasn't cnouch settled over the lake yesterday and fant-ellod one of the two events enthusiasts set out today to break j Yesterday's Results lich Wichita. Kas., j NATIONAL LtAGL'E 1 the Heinzerhng ... of the National' Chicaso .0-7. Now \ ork 6-6 (scc- Rcnatta be- onfi S'" 11110 !0 lnnin S s ' PiUsburfih 6, Cincinnati 4 hiladelphia 7, St. Louis 3 a .stranglehold which Wichita. Kas., skippers hold on Trophy series against the Pirates. The heavy hitting came against 19-year-old Jim Waugh, who won his first tiame of the season. Johnny Iletki pitched .srhr-dulod. David Macivor, a .SL'- year-old Wi- ! chit a skipper, took first place with AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 5. Detroit 4 Boston 5. St. Louis 0 Wushmeton 11, Clovolnnd 0 Chicago 9, Philadelphia 7 four hitlcss relief innim:s. 1.600 points in the opening heat. The Giams spotted Chicago oiyht j yesterday. Harold Gilrealh, also rims in the first game and when | of Wichita, came in second with they tried to catch up in the eighth j 1,521 points, Carl Zimmerman, Ak- innmg elderly Dutch L o o n a r d \ ron, Ohio, was third and Yogi Berra, both great. "In the ouffield. I have to give Hank Bauer of the Yankees the edge in left and Carl FuriJio of the Dodgers in right. In center, I'd call Mickey Mantle Yankees and Duke Snider Dodpers even." Branca said ther'd be no dif, ference at short where the two i old pros, Pee Wee Reese of Brook- Uyn and Phil Rizzuto. hold forth, : but added: "Reese is the better hitter." Gilllam or Billy Martin "At second how're you going to decide between Junior Gilliam D o d u ( - '' s ond Billy Martin | Yanks? The Dodgers have the | better first baseman in Gil Hodges | but third base is tough whether | it's Bilty Cox or Jackie Robinson • for Brooklyn againsi Gil McDou- Igald. I "Now the pitching. The Yankee ! pitching husn't boon looking as : L'ood as in the past. Allic Reynolds, \ Vic Raschi and Ed Lopat—the big i.hrfH'--;u'i' ^eUiiu 1 . oldev. "But you en n't s:u - Brooklyn should win on pitching. The Yank pitchers always have a way of coining through in the series Reynolds. Lopat and those boys will bo twice: as toiiqh in the series ns they sire now. Aw, it's jm-t. one man's guess. I like Brooklyn." stopped them after five runs were across. In the nightcap, singles by Warren Hacker, Frank Baumholtz and Tommy Brown produced the winning run in the 10th. The Wells, spot. with 1,4-H. defending champion, Ted Wichita , dropped to 15th SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Allanta 7, Birmingham 0 Nashville 1. Chattanooga 0 Mobile 1, New Orleans, 1 Memphis at Lit Lie Rock, postponed, rain. Vols, Looks By CHAKLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (A?) -- "Top Bonanzo," tournament golf's richest production, skirts at Tarn O'Shanlcr today, and a lot of cases of stage fright are expected. The copyright name of the meet is "The World Championship of Goif. !! A safe bet is that a well seasoned pro will win, a pro who won't choke up with the thought that each shot he takes in the 72 holes of competition can be worth about $90. . In the consolation bracket where Toc/O/'s GontGS 14 boa Is on.- compel int? for the NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Milwaukee (21 — I.oe.s (1--B) and Lablne (3-3) vs. Spahn 'M--O and Buhl (8-5 \ Philadelphia at St. Louis— Simmons '9-8) vs. Haddix U3-4> New York at hicago— Gomez 1 9-5 ' vs .Hacker (7-Hi, son (8-14) vs. Raffensberger (6-9) Pittsburgh at Cincinnati— Dick- Mihvaukee 5, Brooklyn 3 Plunkett got the final round under cracked a liner to ri?ht, filling the way with a drive into right. Darrell bases. Burley White's' single fell just TlniVPrsItV Of Florida In- inside the left field foul line and lost during ' accounted for Nelson and Rounsa- out to Swaner alte >' wild chunk. Then ORIGINAL ACTION PHOTOS taken at Daytona Beach, Florida and Lancai ter, California—demonsjralions witnessed by more than 10,000 people. NEVER BETOIIE - THIS BLOWOUT PREVENTION! These kni/e-sharp concrete blocks ranch and crush the ichccl-rim but cnn'l harm the tire equipped irilh L1FEWALL. The palenlea Nylon LIFEWALL con, slruction absorbs the vicioiu shock, loses no air, rtrc.renn the blou-out>~ • Tournament promoter Gcorjjp S. , May has pur up a ST5.0DO prize j wad, enough to choke nnv dark horse. The Dinner's share Is! $25,000, the bisgcsi money prize go!f has to offer. A selected field of 83 contestants will take a stab at the big melon, Sam Snead. who says his injured f hands are feeling ir.uch htM'er, is one of the main favonU 1 ?,. When big money is down. Snivel is usu- : ally up. He proved he was ready j to go prospecting by sharing sec- | ond in the Tarn O'Shnnter All American Tournament Monday. He closed with a 63 for 278. ~" The All American winner, Lloyd Mangrum, with 275, may be able j to repeat for the "World" title, like ' ' sa 30-1. Other favorites include Jack Burke, Walter Burkerno, Ed Ohv- erl Al Bcssclink ,md Gary Sllddle- coff. After practices veMcrday. Burki: nnd Middlccofi prerJH'U'd that, a 72-hole total lower lhan 275 would be needed to cash In for first money. Almost nil of ^(/.f's h:.y name performers, except Rm Ho^:i:i, who did not enter, are poiM-d fnr the gold, Suiv.i- V.O fnrcMen stars add an im<'rna';u!;al flavor. o repeat lor um worm line, i ike he did in 19-18, but (he pros j ,ay the odds against this arc about' Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATKI) PRESS San Francisco-Art AniRnn, M4 : i, Los Angeles, stopped Henry Davis, 138'i, Los Angeles., 10. Mexico City — Mari'eijnn Penr.a 135, Mexico City, stopped Floro Rita, 133, Havana, 7. Read Courier wi-ws ctassUlcd Ads AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit, at New York—Aber (1-2) vs. Miller (1-0) Chicago at Philadelphia—Fornieles (7-4) vs. Colenian (0-1) Cleveland at Washington—Wynn (12-8) vs. Shea (8-3) St. Louis at Boston—Krctlow il-l!i vs. Brown (10-3) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Atlanta Memphis ,»t Little Rock Chattanooga at Nashville Mobile at New Orleans I.ITTLK UiACiin; STANDINGS W. L. Pet. Lions Club American Legion 3 Kiwanis 2 .Shrine Club, 2 Rotary Club 1 .Jayeees 1 1.000 .600 Ry .1ACK Associated Press Sporls Writer Nashville and - already the best hitting I cams in the Southern Association — will have n monopoly on the league's bc.-t pitching unless batters on the other dubs perk up. The Crackers, hitting .?~3, have had top pitching for the past two weeks. Atlanta mmtr.dsmvn have hurled four shutouts and ;::vcn up an average of 2.53 nm.s since July 22. The Vols, pnuncllnR the ball at a .291 pace, have had mure t!::,n adequate pitching during the :?-\vi;ck period.. K,noc.k out two rinibhmgs. and opponents have averaged 3.30 runs against Nashville in 13 contests. Last nil-lit. Atlanta's Art Fowler blanker) Birmingham, 7-0. and Nashville's Dick Libby hurl"! a one-hitter ns \he Vols do\vr.<<ri f'nat- tanooga, 1-0. Mobile srra'rherl N.-W Orleans. 7-2, in n sliif.i'i'M Mi-rnphis at Little Rock was ramerl or.:. Basketball Star NEW YORK Of! — nick Atha, .500 the Indiana State College Mar who .500 j has signed with the New York .250 | Knickerbockers t o t a 11 e ,-i 1.119 .200 ! points niter starting 8.S consecu- „ live Rallies in his three years of Wells Trophy. Dwight Westholt, collegiate basketball competition Kansas City, Mo., was first with j n the mid-west. A native of Ot- l.eoo points. John Hayward, Tulsx, I terbcin, Ind.. ho once scored 32 Okla., was second 'and Stephen | points in n single game against Bellows. Miami, Fin., third. 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