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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1!)M Yankees Reach For Pennant By BES THLEGAH AP Sports Writer Mathematicians to the contrary, the New York Yankees have an opportunity this weekend to wrap up their fifth straight American League Pennant. The figure filberts can show you . losing sneak nt the expense of thisis"? so. that no matter what Chicago. 12-6. Pittsburgh jvon, _,te happens in the Yanks' four games with the Chicago White Sox starting today all eight teams in the league will still remain potential flag winners. But if the Yankees should win all four those fellows with the fig- going to have a mighty hard time convincing many folks that the race isn't over. Could Lead Wilh 9 New York led Chicago by five games going into today's contest. Following tomorrow's doubleheader and a single game Sunday the Yankees will have 46 games left to play. The White Sox will have 44. A 9-game lead this late in the season normally is as good as gold. It might seem a lot to expect of them, or any other club, to win four in a row from the Yankees on their own home grounds. The Sox. however, have done it before. They have won their last nine at Yankee Stadium, dating back to July, 1952. Defeat Detroit 5-2 In their final preps for the big series' the Yankees defeated. Detroit 5-2 yesterday while the White Sox rallied for five runs in the eighth to edge Philadelphia, 0-4. Chicago has won eight out of 10 on its Eastern rond trip; the Yankees have taken seven of nine on their current home stand. Milwaukee kept alive its fleeting pennant hopes in the National League with a split against first place Brooklyn. The Dodgers took the first game 4-3 on Pee Wee Reese's bases-loaded tingle in the llth inning. Milwaukee won the nightcap as sub Harry Hanebrink turned Prank Merriwell and delivered a triple with two out, the bases loaded nnd the Braves trailing by two runs in Hie last of the ninth inning. The score was 3-2. Cardinals In other National League action Harvey Haddix of the St. Louis Cardinals had a no hitter going for eight innings before Philadelphia nicked him for a pair of singles in the ninth. He escaped with a '20 shutout, his 14th victory of the year. New York broke a 6-game row from Cincinnati, third 4-3. Ted Williams returned to the Boston Red Sox as a futile pinch hitler as ihe Sox bowed to St. Louis 8-7 in II) innings. Bobby Young homered in the 10th. Williams, batting with two on and one out in the ninth, popped out. Washington dumped Cleveland 4-1 with Frank Shea winning his ninth game. Jnckie Jensen collected three singles as Bobby Feller suffered his sixth loss. The Giitnls came, out of their slump with an eight run eighth inning that featured 3-run home runs by Monte Irvin and Al Dark. ^ * * Redbirds BeatPhils 2-0 Haddix Almost Pitched A No-Hitter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Harvey Haddix lost the glory of a no-hitter but his brilliant pitching performance gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night at Busch Stadium. The 9.073 fans alternated between cheers and moments of almost complete silence as inning- after inning went by without a Philadelphia safety. Then Richie Ashburn cracked out a single to right in the top of the ninth. With the pressure off Haddix allowed another .single to Del J'Jnnis but a double play saved the shutout, his third this seaso.n and his 14th victory against four loosses. The Redbirds scored in the first on a single by Red Schoendienst, a walk lo Stan Musial nnd another hit by Kay Jnblonskl. The (second St. Louis run came in the third on a walk to Schoendienst, a single by Musial and ILIIOS Slaughter's infield out. At Boston the Browns saw a three-run lead disappear In a Mead's barely squeezed by with ninth-inning Bed Sox rally, but en 8-7 win over Hardy's yesterday j won in the 10th on Bobby Young's in the Bay Window League compe- home run, 8-7. tition. BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York . , Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington . Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... . 70 66 81 59 51 43 38 36 .623 .623 .581 .546 .477 .410 .362 .333 6 ay, 13 20'/ 2 JT/a 32'/i 36 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost ret. Behind Brooklyn .... 68 37 .648 — Milwaukee .. 61 45 .575 7(4 Philadelphia . 87 45 .559 9'/ 2 St. Louis .... 56 47 .544 11 New York ... 53 49 .520 13'/ 2 Cincinnati ... 49 58 .458 20 Chicago 39 63 .382 27Vi Pittsburgh ..36 74 .'24 34 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Mead's Take Close Win Over Hardy's Nashville ... Atlanta Memphis ... Birmingham New Orleans Little Rock .. Chattanooga Mobile 60 48 .570 . 65 50 .565 . 62 56 .628 . 58 58 .500 58 60 AM . 55 01 .474 56 63 .471 46 70 .307 I'/i 10 12 12 (4 21 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 4-2. Milwaukee 3-3 (1st game 11 innings) New York 12, Chicago 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at New York—Johnson (1-1) vs Lopat (10-2> Cleveland nt Boston — Lemon (15-9) vs Parnell (14-7) Detroit at Philadelphia—Branca (2-1) vs Kellner (9-0) St. Louis _at Washington—Bre- chcen (4-9) vs Marrero (6-5) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 4, Mobile 0 Nashville 10. Chattanooga 1 Atlanta 6, Birmingham 1 Little Rock 4-4, Memphis 3-2 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Cincinnati—Podres (7-3) vs Perkowskl (12-7) Pittsburgh at Milwaukee—Dickson (8-14) vs Blckford (1-5) New York at si. Louis—Gomez (9-S) vs Mlzell (D-0) Philadelphia at Chicago—Drews (5-8) vs. Mlnner (7-11) AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago fi, Philadelphia 4 New York 5. Detroit 2 St. Louis 8, Boston 7 (10 nines) Washington 4. Cleveland 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Atlanta Mobile at New Orleans (Only games scheduled) LITTLE LEAGUE Lions Club j American Legion Ktwimis Club Rotary Club Shrine Club Jaycees STANDINGS W L JPG'T 4 The Hardy's were ahead 3-0 going j 1 Vern Stephens had sent the •me naruys \verc nneau o-u BI»»E j Browns in front in the ninth with into the fifth, but the Mead's rose a three run homer, out of their slump and took one | The Browns combed run. Then held the Hardy's .down while they took three more in the 1.000 .600 .500 .40.0 .400 .200 Game Today Lions Club versus Kiwnnis (season finale) sixth to put them one ahead. Still looking good, the Mead's ran in four more runs in the seventh. Not to be outdone. Hardy's matched this with four and almost tied the game. Hector Brown for three runs in the first inning in which Don Lcnhardt hit his eighth four-bagger of the year. A fourth St. Louis run came in the fifth frame. The victory went to Marlin Stuart who took over fpr Dick Littlefield in the Red Sox' ninth-inning Harrison High Announces Schedule Arkansas Sportettes NCA Relaxes Prohibition By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Regardless of whether you approve or disapprove of subsidization of athletes, you must have greeted with some amount of cheer the disclosure that the University of Arkansas still is awarding its athletic scholarships out in the open. This was made possible earlier in by the university's faculty commit- the summer when the North Cm- lee on scholarships, tral Association — by which Arkan- While it hasn't always bcm the sas is accredited — relaxed, torn- j casCi new Razorback Coach Bowdnn porarily, at least, its prohibition \vyaU, is going to sec to it that, all against athletic subsidies. his football players cct the same And, as it resumed awarding n iu. The Saturday stars will get no: scholarships, the university made j mo ,. c than the Wednesday scrim- certain that the program \v:\s above j niage fodder, board m broad daylight by making uncontrolled subsidization by a- a public announcement. lumni and other boosters has a Why is this good? shady tinge. Everyone closely associated with „ ,, . modern collegiate athletics doubts But, personally. I've never been that it would be possible to elimin- ! able to see why there should be any ate completely all subsidies for alh- j "™' e .objection to an athletic schol- , e , es arship administered by the college The NCA ban. enforceable through 1 itself than there would be to a mu- a threat of lifting the accreditation I, sic scholarship. \Vith the long hours of any college violatine it. would he ""«* 5 P c " d ,'" P™"" » ntl trav have stopped the -schools from cling, the athlete docstU have any awarding scholarships openly. ! other way to work his way through Some schools might have gone right on helping their athletes on an under-the-table basis. Even those colleges themselves, would have giv- _ en the athletes nothing quite prob- I rial Stadium in Little Rock this ably would have found its hays re- ' fall, including the Philadolphia-I-os Angeles pro exhibition, three Razorback tilts and games of Little Rock junior College, Catholic High School and Negro teams . . . Athletic Director Ike Tomlinson wants to bring one of Arkansas State's annual Coach Ira Young, Harrison High School, said today that because of his light, team this year he plans to use the T formation and the single wing. The team looks well balanced Coach Young said. This year's schedule for the team Is: Sept. IB—at West Memphis Sept 25—Forrest City Oct. 2—at Jonesboro Ocl. 9—Stuttgart On 16—at Helena Sept. 22—Comvay Kept. 29—Douglas High, Memphis Nov. 6—at Marlanna Nov. 13—Osceola Nov. 20—at Osceola ! college. Fourteen football games already have been lined up for War Memo- ceiving subsidies of the \vorst sort. That is help slipped to the stars by enthusiastic and wealthy alumni without any control by the school. The money for athletic scholar- . ships at the University of Arkansas games with Mississippi State to Lit- comes from the fans — Razorback I tie Rock, possibly next year. The Club dues, contributions and the ! two will meet at. Miss State again like. I this year, as in the past, hut under It Isn't state appropriated dough,! their agreement Ark State is en- but it Is controlled and administered i titled to one home game. Little Rock Stars In Little League Ping Jc LITTLE ROCK (/Pi—A no-hitter by Tom Miller plus 10 runs in the first inning last night, pave the Little Rock National League All-stars a 10-3 decision over Arkadelphia and boosted the winners inlo (he semifinals of the Arkansas Little League baseball tournament here tonight. The defeat eliminated Arkadelphia from the tournament. In tonight's semifinals. Little Rock's American League stars go against the North Little Rock Na- uonal Leaguers and Pine Bluff National League opposes Little Rock Ted Williams Is Back In Action He Was Used As Pinch Hitter Yesterday BOSTON (AP) — Tod Williams, the last of the .400 hitters, is hack in competitive action and most likely will be the Boston Rod Sox' starting left fielder again in about two weeks. Williams went to bat for the first time since April 30, 1952 in a crucial pinch-hitting situation during yesterday's game with the St. Louis Browns. With the Red Sox trailing, 6-1. In the ninth with runners on third and first with one out, Manager Lou Boudreau told Williams: "Ted, I've got to use you now." Thereupon Williams batted for rookie outfielder Tom Umphlett and lofted relief pitcher Marlin Stuart's fourth pitch into the eager hands of first baseman Dick Kry- hoskl. Stuart's first pitch to Williams was a strike and the next a ball. Williams then brought the 6.792 spectators to their feet by las\ng a foul into the right field stand. After the dejected Williams returned to the dugout, Jim Picrsall singled in the tying run. But Bob Young homered the Browns Into an 8-7 victory In the 10th. "I saw the ball good all the way," Williams explained. "Stuart threw me four screwballs. That's a good ball to hit on the ground but I wanted to get it up in the air, not into a double play. But I got under it too much." "Yes, that's all I gave Ted," Stuart agreed. "You see a screwball goes away from a lefthanded niter and It's fairly effective. But I wasn't worried about Williams doing anything much against me. He's only got one single off me— to left field—since I came into the league." Actually Williams, who rejoined the Red Sox only 10 days ago after 15 months service as a Marine Jet- fighter pilot. Is delighted about his physical condition,'despite his blistered hands. "I'm much farther advanced than 1 expected to be at this time," he explained. Luxora, Grider Osceola f Wilson Play Tonight It will be all over but the shouting in the South Missco Softball league tonight-after a doubleheadcr is played In Osceola. Luxora and Grider will meet in the first game of the twin feature and Home Oil of Osceola and Wilson will tie up in .he finale. Although Wilson has clinched the SMSL title and the other five teams In the league have already established their position both these games should be interesting games. Pennant winning Wilson went through the 1053 campaign with only one defeat — by Grider In early season play. Grider was the only team with a chance (a stop the Bulldogs in their race for the title but withdrew from a game with Wilson with the score 4-3 in ttic fifth. If Grider could have won this pame it would have cut. the Bulldog lead to one game in place of three and tonight's tilts would have had a definite bearing on the winner. Regardless of the results of tonight's games Grider will finish In second place, followed by Luxora, Home Oil, Kelser and Osceola Foods. WATTS COOKIN 1 ?—Harley Walts of Culumbus, O.. Rives his auto a final tune-up for the Ohio National Sports Car Races, Aug. 9, at Lockbourne Air Force Base. <NKA) Giles Rules Out Old Baseball Practice By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Out of a routine "dusting" episode I in a game between Brooklyn and Milwaukee the other day has come a sharp note from National League headquarters condemning the practice, which is as old as baseball itself, and placing an intolerable burden upon the league's umpiring staff. Previously, an umpire could only caution a pitcher for "loosening up" a batter—and nine times out of 10 get cussed out for his pains. Now. as we interpret President Warren Giles' message, the hard- pressed arbiters are ordered to convict the erring hurler on the spot and turn him in for disciplinary action. Giles has promised to take a "firm position." Disturbance The league head was thus stirred Pels Looking For Boost Into First Division By JACK SIMMS Associated Press Sports Writer Danny Murtaugh's New Orleans Pelicans, wading around near .(he Southern Association cellar most of the season, are looking for an assist from Atlanta tonight to shoot them Into the first division. The Pels entertain Mobile in the last of a -1-galrie series. Ailanta plays host to Birmingham. The other four teams are idle. Fifth-place New Orleans climbed to Within a game of the fourth- place Barons last night. Bob Schullz crammed a 1-hltter down the Bears' throats as the Pels won, 4-0. Atlanta whipped Birming- | ham, 6-1. Nashville's front-running Vols maintained their lead of 1'.. t:aines by shelling- Chattanooga 10-1. Little Rock stepped over Chattanooga into sixth place with a twin kill against Memphis, 4-3 and •!••_>. Little Rock's success severly jolted pennant hopes for Memphis, Cockell Takes On MaffhewsTonight British Crown Is Not \ Risked in Battle At Seattle SEATTLE f/P)—Don Cockell, the wacie-in-nnd-swing fighter from London, will meet the veteran Harry (Kid) Matthews of Seattle tonight in his first fistic test since he won the British Empire heavyweight title. Nothing will be at stake In the 10-vounct battle hut prestige. Cockell's crown is not .being risked and a victory for Matthews would make him champion only of Don Cockell. However, both champs look upon this as an important moment in the fishers' careers. Cockell wants to prove his championship is worfh world-wide attention and he'd like to be near the head of the list of challengers for the world heavyweight dindem. Victory for Matthews could re, establish him as a title contender; j defeat might mean oblivion. His [ prestige suffered a' serious blow when he was whipped last year by Rocky Morciano, before the latter won the title from Joe Walcott. The fighters were to weigh m at noon today, with Matthews expecting to give away about 28 pounds. Harry The Kid usually | reaches ringside weighing about j 182; Cockell carries about. 210 pounds. The mnin event should go on around 12 p.m. CST, if weather pf'rnits nnd the five preliminary bouts run their normal course. Rotes Take Shriners 9-7 Exploding five runs in the fourth inning, the Rotary Club wound up their Little League schedule on a victorious note yesterday by turning back the Shrine Club, 9-7. The Rotes had to work hard for . fourth which sewed up the contest, the deserved triumph. Spotting the Hodge and Garner walked. Lenden- Shrinei-s a three run lead In the nie fanned but pinch hitter Alvie first inning, due mainly to their own mistakes and carelessness, they roared back with their big frame to lake over, then added another insurance run for good measure. The S'nriners outhit the Rotary Jarratt was handed a free ticket to jam the runways. Taylor went far to his loft to handle Turner's difficult, grounder but Dallas dropped the throw. Hodge scoring. Coleman hit to Dallas and the throw to the 3-6, but wildness. which has plagued i plale was late to catch Garner. Bon pause to wonder what will I field out and scored easily as Tur._ iu- e: i a -_ ,,.-,^i.-n vipr fiimhlprt Rohhv Oilllas' ETroiind- into action because Boy Campanella, the Brooklyn catcher, tried to take a bat to Lew Burdette, the Milwaukee pitcher, who had low-bridged him twice running. This created a somewhat riotous scene before the wrathful backstop was disarmed. The game's guardians are vigilant to avoid such „,,.., and to keep the public reassured, and so Giles virtually had to say something. We do not. therefore, mean lo chide an old and valued friend. We will go so far as to concede that Warren meant every word of the warning he composed. All we will say is that, having -been around baseball for a good while before he attained his present plane, he knows that the pitchers in his league will continue to knock down batters when they feel like it and that he has not an umpire ? so endowed as to tell for dead sure the difference between i duster and a pitch that "gets :way." What Will Happen? happen the first time an umpire orders a pjtcher off the hill for parting a batter's hair in a close game. That should prove worth the price of admission. The odds are long it never will occur, or that [ an umpire will ever lodge an offi- ; cial charge against a pitcher, for : that matter. I Contrary to some opinion, urn- j pires are not dumb. If anything, their intelligence averages a little higher than that of the athletes aj'ound them. Most of them hnve played baseball, and they fully : realize that .every pitcher at one time or another "loosens up" ft : batter, moves him back from the plate, with a hard one around the ; cap brim. They accept it as part , of the game and rather resent the j role of policeman which has been ' forced upon them. As it happens, ! we only recently had a conversation on the subject with one of i Giles' finest. j "Of course I know they're throw- ; ing dusters," he conceded. "I j ducked plenty of 'em in my day. \ Now and then I'.ll speak to one of ! .hem about it, but they deny it ! every time and usually their man- j ager comes running out and holds up the game. After all, if. comes i down to my opinion against the j pitcher's word. I don't need trouble ] that bad Billy Hancy all year, raised its ugly head again to haunt him and his battling mates. Billy walked seven and hit another and the Rotes promptly parlayed them into five of their tallies. He' fanned eight, raising his total to 79 for the year. He walked 62. Curt Branscum, the winner, steadied after two big scoring splashes and finished in great style for hi.s fourth of the campaign. Three of his four free passes were turned into scores, the first two being the opening and second batter to face him in the game. The good natured freckled youngster lost no time getting himself into hot water. He walked Larry Whittle and Jess Taylor to get proceedings under way. Whittle broke for third on a short passed ball and continued on in when Jerry Coleman headed wildly trying to head him off. Taylor moved to third and romped home on Haney's infield hit to deep short. Haney went to second on a wild pitch. Clyde Griffin also strolled. Bobby Lovelace bounced a hit off Billy Ross' glove back of second. Tex Turner retrieved the ball and threw low to the plate as Haney counted. Ross eased the tension by racing deep into left field to snare Jimmy Pugh's hit-labeled blooper and double Griffin off at third. Haney escaped without damage in the lower half of the first, even though he plunked Coleman and walked Ross, but the percentages caught up with him in the next Rote time around. Jerry Hodge singled to center and moved up on a passed ball. Louis Garner ji;as passed and both advanced on another passed ball. Jimmy Lendennie also Walked, filling the bases. Johnny Losan looked over at third strike. Whittle got his hands on Turner's hit back of second but couldn't hold it. Garner and Hodge coming in. Lendennie made it when Taylor's low throw home bounded past Griffin, but Turner was out at the plate. Shriners Get Busy The Shriners went to work .and got those runs back in the third. Haney got the rally off to a fine start by singling to center. He was Huey popped to Haney. Ross^slapped a scorcher into right field accounting for Jarratt and Turner. Bran- escum walked. Hodge, up for a second time in the inning, looped one Into right field, just beyond the reach of Taylor, who made a great try, to register Coleman. The Rotes added their final, though unnecessary tally in the fifth after, two were out. Turner beat out a hit lo Whittle and went to second when the shortstop's hurried throw was wide. Coleman's smash to Taylor was too hot to handle and Turner was in. Shrine made a final round bid and managed to score one before the rally fizzled out like a wet firecracker fuse. Billy Lambert, batting for J. A. Tharpe, walked. Whittle beat out a hit too short after Lambert's advancement on a passed ball. Taylor was called out on strikes. Lambert tallied as Hancy forced Whittle. Turner stomped out the fire for good by throwing out Griffin. Box score: SHRINE CLUB AB H 3 . snuffed at second on Griffin's hopper to Ross. Griffin advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Lovelace's single. Bobby took second on a passed ball. Pugh scored him with a pop double to right field, moved over lo third on Jack Renfro's In- ner fumbled Bobby Dallas' grounder. Eleven batters paraded before Haney could retire the Rotes in UK Whittle, ss Taylor, 2b Haney. p Griffin, c Lovelace. 3b Pugh, If Renfro. cf McDermott, cf Dallas. Ib Tharpe. rf x Lambert Totals 3 3 3 3 0 3 2 0 27 PC" 0 1 3 7 0 1 I) 0 3 0 0 15 x Lambert walked for Tharpe in 6th ROTARY CLL'B AB H PO 4 Turner. 2b Coleman, c Huey, Ib Ross, ss Branscum, p Hodge, 3b Garner. If Lendennie. cf Logan, rf z Jarratt. rf Totals 1 4 1 3 0 3 0 n 0 0 18 7, Jarratt walked for Losjan in 4th Shrine Club 303 001-7 Rotary Club 030 Six - 9 Summary: Runs — Whittle. Taylor, Haney. Griffin, Lovelace, Pugh, Turner 2, Coleman, Hodge 2, Garner 2. Lendennie, Jarratt. Runs batted In — Haney 2, Lovelace 2. Turner. Coleman, Ross 2. Hodge. Errors — Whittle, Taylor, Dallas, Turner 2, Coleman, Iloss. Two base hits — Ross. Pugh. Stolen base — Turner. Double play — Ross to Hodge. Base on balls — off Haney 7; Branscum 4. Strikeouts — Haney 8, Branscum 4. Umpires — O'Neill, Hood and Kittany. Time: 1:13. National in the second game. The winner of tomorrow night's now six games off the pace. Ralph final game will represent Arkansas I Atkins nnd Carl Unhurt got the in the sectional Little League play- ofls at Natchez, Miss., later this month. Arkadelphia .... 0(10 201—3 0 9 LR National L 1000 OOx—10 5 4 Helms. Hollins U) and Bell; Miller and Deal. Carl Travs the first victory. Atkins : smashed two homers and f.inhart! knocked one over the fence. ! Little Bock came from behind to wrap up the nightcap with thee runs on four successive singles in the fifth. Friday and every Sunday BlytheYllle Speed Bowl — Walker Park Time Trials 7:30 p.m. Races Start 8:00 p.m. New Low Admission Price Adults-75c Children - 35c Sponsored By Blylhcville Junior Chamber of Commerce NCTNG HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Mop Dance Fun for All! 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