The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 10, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 10, 1953
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r.:...' PAGE SIX Pierce Keeps Chisox in Race By JOE RE1CHLER AP Sports Writer Whether Chicago's Billy Pierce is the best lefl-hamlpc] Ditcher in baseball is an open argument but there is no doubt where the Chicago White Sox would be today without him. - !{ %> *t* Cardinals Tie Phillies For Third The 25-year-old ace, sore arm and all. shut out the New York Yankees yesterday 5-0 to keep aliVe the flag hopes of the runner- up White Sox. The victory left Chicago seven games behind New York "with 44 left to play. Homer for Ttd Sunday proved a great day for the "big names" of baseball. Ted Williams, making only his second appearance at bat for Boston since his return from Korea, smashed a towering 420-foot home run into the distant centerfield bleachers at Fenway Park. Williams was serving as a pinch hitter against Cleveland's Mike Garcia in the seventh inning. Despite Ted'E ?'!5th round-tripper of his career, the Bed Sox bowed to Cleveland and Mike Garcia, who coasted to his 14th victory behind a 9-3 score. Stan Musial rapped his 17th home run with a teammate on base in the seventh to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the New York Giants 6-2 for a sweep of the three- game series. Cubs Split Twin Bill Ralph Kiner blasted his 28th round -tripper to lead the Chicago Cubs to a second-game 6-5 victory alter the Philadelphia Phillies had won the opener 7-0. Dulse Snider clouted his 23rd four-bagger with the bases loaded as the National- League-leading Brooklyn Dodgers crushed the Cin. cinnatl Redlegs 9-1. Eddie Mathews, National League home run leader, smacked his 36th as the Milwaukee Braves swept both ends of a double-header from Pittsburgh 7-4 and 8-3. Philadelphia's Gus Zernial took over the American League's home run lead, hitting his 28th and 29th as the Athletics defeated and tied the Detroit Tigers 4-3 and 8-8. Each game went 10 innings. Zernlal's homer in the second game was a grand slammer in a pinch-hit role. He had to leave the opener with a pulleft Achilles' tendon in his left heel. Satchel Paige relieved St. Louis starter Duane Pillette to snuff out a Washington threat in the eighth and was credited with the first 3-0 game victory when the Browns tallied three times off Johnny Schmitz in the ninth. The Senators walked off with the second game 12-3. Pierce Is Lifesaver Pierce's brilliant pitching was In the form of a lifesaver for the White Sox, whose pennant hopes were dampened considerably when the Yankees whipped them in the first three of the vital four-game series. To make matters worse, Manager Paul Richards had announced Saturday that Pierce would not be available for the series. The little southpaw's arm was stiff and sore, he explained, as a result of a scoreless 6 2-3 innings relief job Wednesday after pitching nine innings of shutout ball Monday night. An overnight mircale mus,t have occurred because Pierce permitted • only three widely scattered hits and fanned eight to run up his league-leading total to 137 strikeouts. It was his 15th victory and his fifth shutout. Presko Hurls Win Over New York Giants By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky should be in a pretty good mood these days. His Cardinals are back in a third place tie with the Philadelphia Phillies and his pitchers now have hurled four complete games. Little Joe Presko joined the ranks of complete game hurlers yesterday as he defeated the Now York Giants, 6-2, for a sweep of the three-game series. Harvey Haddix .Vinegar Bend Mizell and Gerry Staley had .hurled complete game victories in the three previous games. The Cards, facing giant rookie Al Worthington for the first time. handed him his fourth straight defeat after he set a record by hurling two shutouts in his first two starts. Presko gave up the only two Giant runs In the first and fourth innings as the result of wlldncss. Stan Musial slammed his 17th home run with one man on base for the Cardinals. Cardinal catcher Del Rice suffered a spike gash on his left thish in a collision at home plate with outfielder Monte Irvln. The wound was termed "superficial" by the club physician. Irvln, the National League's leading hitter, and Rice are both expected to be back in action immediately. Irvin turned his ankle on the play. The Browns split a doublchcad- with the Washington Senators BASEBALL STANDINGS AMKIIK/'AN LKAfiUE Won Msl I' 1 ' 1 ' HUhlnd York.. New Chicago Cleveland .. Bo.stun Washington Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... ..73 07 62 61 53 46 38 37 .G7(i .fi()9 7 ,574 11 .550 13 .482 21 .426 27 .352 35 .333 37 J / a Brooklyn •... Milwaukee . Philadelphia .St. Louis .. New York . Cincinnati . Chicago Pittsburgh . NATION'AL IKAGVK Won Lost 1'ct Behind 71 37 -R57 65 45 47 47 5!) 50 53 1!) 41 36 .551 7 .557 11 .557 11 .505 lli'/ .415 23 .387 29 .313 3B' SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost I'rt. Behind Nashville Atlanta Memphis ... New Orleans Birmingham Little Roek .. Chattanooga Mobile 67 50 .573 Mi 52 .559 . 64 56 533 61 61 .500 , 50 60 .586 56 62 .475 56 86 .459 49 71 .408 13'ii 19! a Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 9, Cincinnati 1 SI. Louis 6, New York 2 Milwaukee 7-10, Pittsburgh 4-3 Philadelphia 1-5, Chicago 0-6 AMEKICAN LEAGUE Chicago 5, New York 0 Cleveland 9. Boston 3 Philadelphia 4-8. Detroit 3-8 (each same 10 innings; second called by curfew i St. Louis 3-3. Washington 0-12 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 6-0. Little Rock 3-8 Nashville 3, Mobile 0 Memphis 6, Birmingham 3 New Orleans 4-10. Chattanooga 2-2. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Milwaukee (night) —Hndrllx (14-4) vs Spahn (14-5) Only game scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at Washington (night)— Flowers (1-0) Only game Portcrficld (13-9) scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Bock al Atlanta (2) Nashville at Mobiel Chattanooga at New Orleans Memphis at Birmingham Ike Asked to Open Golf Tournament BALTIMORE Ml — President Ei- winning the first game. 3-0, on the I senhower Ivs boon asked to alter pitching of Duane Plllcttc and Satchel Paige, and losing the nightcap, 12-3. Washington blasted three Brownie pitchers for 13 hits in the second game. Wayne Terwilliger, with a triple, double and single, and Jackie Jensen, who baited in four runs, led the second game attack. The Brownies counted all three runs in the opener in the ninth on singles by Don Lenhardt, Vic Wertz, Les Moss and two errors. Joe CHIT, 1953 British Amateur golf champion, was the first Briton to win the title in the last four years. He also was the first Briton to reach the finals in that time. an old custom of his office of throwing out the first baseball by hill inn out the first golf ball in the Eastern open golf tournament here next month. Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro wrote the president yesterday inviting him to perfor the honors at the tourney Sept, 10-13, "Your devotion to golf ready has benefited soil' immense degree," the wrote. "This fact emboldens me to suggest that you might give golf the signal recognition of official presidential sanction through participation In the ceremonies attendant upon a golf tournament of note." . . . alto an mayor Read Courier News Classified Ads Sports Roundup— Tennis Players Want Action By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The amateur tennis world clearly is in a state of ferment, hut a weekend of diligent research has failed to disclose what is causing all the bubbles or to give any real indication of what is likely to happen next In the event you missed it, some 50 of the nation's leading players met nt South Orange, N. J., the other day and formed themselves an association whose purpose will be to "improve conditions" in Uie amateur tennis-playing industry. As best we have been able to gather in conversations with several lenders of the group, they principally feel that there should be more tournaments, and, thus, more action for more deserving players. They also feel that they should have a voice in selecting' tilt starting fields in -all major events, their contention being that some tournament committees can be mighty capricious in this respect. Announcement that the players had banded together lit a fire under the U. S. La^n Tennis Association, the governing' body of the amateur game. The head men of the association, led by President Jim Bishop, turned up at South Orange in an unwieldy group the next day to try to find out what the shooting was about, and the last we saw of them they were as confused and thwarted looking as when they began their probe. "I'm ava;i£ble, but none of the boys hceir.s v> want to discuss the matter v.-;th .v.e." said Col, Bishop. "I honestly 6onx know wliat their grievance is or what it is they hope | find when he walked in that his to accomplish. If they wish to double the starting fields I'm afraid that is outside the .sphere of thfi association. We can't toil the nnmc wasnt on the draw sheet, Another thing is that, the players trel they should have free eating individual chltos how to run their' ri tournaments." The playSrs themselves are being pretty cagey. Even Garclrmr Mulloy, who usually can be counted upon to blister any tennis official you name, clnmmert up when for de tails. The M':,?NIOT !V ETERAN PREFER RED .INSTE AD,TO DIS'.Ti pesrl inclshliFh hmm cuss Uie inviintion tournament which is being piny eel I his week at Newport, R, I. Mulloy, I he country's No. 1 ranked phiyer, Enid he had not been invited., "I said something about their tournament n couple of years ;v^i that they didn't like nnd they'll never forgive me," he explained. "They're a bunch of snooty society soandsos, and I wish you would print that." One source close to the situation, who preferred nnonymiiy, said a principal grievance of the players is that some of their lesser stars never know wnil they reach a tournament whether their entry has been accepted. For instance, thin source claimed that a boy came all the way from California to South Orange last week only to at all tournaments. The 19-17 All-Star game at Wrig- loy Field, Chicago, was the first ffl,YTHEVlU/fl (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 19W SOMt CATCH—Covbett Slo 01 Dl heville off the catfish he caught while JUK^IHL, in Saidis the one on the riRht weighed 50 Ibs. and the other 42. The big one almost got away during a three hour ii;.;M. Joe Bratcher Tops LL Hitters With .556 Blytheville's Little League wound up with a double batting-pitcher leader in its In- iUal ^Blasting three hits, including his third home run, off Jimmy Marshall Kiwanis Club's surprize pitching package, in the final game of the race, Joe Bratcher swept into the batting championship with an impressive .556. The Lions Club ace hurler also the laurel slip through his fingers W hen held to a Jtrst-innmg single •ee tries by Marshall that cost Charles Stated to Fight Nino Va es row YORK (AP) — E/zard Charles, the ex-heavyweight champion who has been Iryins to come back, clashes with Nino Valdes at Miami Bc;ich tomorrow .night. Valdes is a gigantic Cuban who recently won .the heavyweight title of his country by knocking out Omelio Agrmonte. Barons S e By MKUCKK I1AILKV Associated I'ress S]iorls Writer Birmineham's rosy visions of Since he lost a title fight to Jersey Joe Walcolt some 14 months n',-o, Charles has been trying to L-ot back in the big time, cam- priiiinlng around the country. He shows a record of 10 victories and one defeat since the Walcott scrap. T.f lie stops Valdes—he'll be the heavy favorite-—and Harold John- sun, whom -he meets on Sept. 8, li? will be in an advantageous position when the time comes to find someone to meet the winner of the Sept. M Roland La Starza' winning the 1953 Southern Associn- j Rocky Marciano tide bout. (ion pcnmint have faded, ami now i i' ac , feature network TV fight the Bfirons arc finding themselves Wednesday night (CBS) pits Gil hardpressed to finish in the first division. Memphis, still In the running for the championship, knocked nff Birmingham, 6-3. yesterday on 7- hit pltdiiiiK by Tummy Huril. Coupled with New Orleans' 4-2 and 1-2 victories over Chattanooga, the defeat dropped the Barons into fifth place. New Orleans climbed hack to a same and a half by beating Mobile, 3-1, while the Crackers split with Little Rock. Atlanta won the opener, C-3. nnd tile Travs rebounded to take the nightcap, 8-0. Steady Milp Johnson, the Little Rock veteran, zeroed the Crackers on five hits in the short second game, allowing only two runners to reach third. The loss went to Bill Oeorgc, his first after seven straight victories. Leo Cristantc pitched 6-hit hall for the Atlanta victory in the opener, his seventh in the last, eii^ht outings. Jim Sady homered for Little Rock in the third. Turner of Philadelphia, No. 2 contender for Kiel Gavilan's welterweight championship, against Ramon Fttentcs of Los Angeles at Madison Sciuare Garden. The weights call for a 155-pound limit, eiuht. over the welter class. Turner will rule the favorite in this one because of the added weight. He has been having trouble making, the 147-pound limit. the top TV (Dllmont) battle tonight matches young Lulu Perez against Prunkie Sodnno at Eastern Parkway Arena. Lulu has lost but one of '^3 professional fights. The Saturday network fight on ABC-TV \viil come from Milwaukee where Tuzo Fort'iguez and Jesse Turner meet in the feature 10. Tuzo. who has been campaignini in the East, probably will vule a slight choice. in thr lira 23 points and the crown. However, he did wind up In second place with a fine .548 mark. He scored the most runs, 20; most total bases, 32; tied McGuire -for the most hits, 17, and had three homers for the three-way deadlock. He posted 2117 for the year, with 19 RBI's. Three aulofcrapSied baseballs, Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, and bearing signatures of the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be awarded to the batting champion, leading pitcher, and the youngster selected as typifying the best sportsmanship during the past season, prior to the Ail-Star game ijoi-.veen BIytheville Little Lca.wc and Jonesbm-o Little League Tuesday afternoon at 2:45. Joe Bratcher, Lions Chib Pitcher, will receive two for winning the batting ami pitching cham- pionhips, but the name of the best sport will not be revealed until presentation is made. McQuire, also a weekly pace setter during the campaign, made a valiant try for the championship but fell 25 points shy of Bratcher's topped the pitchers with eight wins and a single defeat. Winning Championships is old stuff for the cunning righthander as he won similar honors in the "Y" Midget League last year. In addition to his batting prize young Bratcher captured one specialized stick department and tied in two others. He won in runs batted in. 29, had four doubles, the same as Rotary's Ronnie Huey, and three homers, along with teammate Larry Fitzgerald and Steve McGuire, Jaycees' fine catcher. In the 10 league games Joe faced the pitchers 27 official times and responded with 15 hits. He scored 11 runs and massed 30 total base. Fitzgerald Nosed Out F'.r •r.mld. leader last week and (•o.]-.,--::rd a shoo-in for the batting title by virtue of a 54-point lead ovcv his nearest rivals and only one game remaining to play, saw * * * Lions Ace To Pitch For AIL-Stars BlytheviHe, Jonesboro Play Tuesday Joe Bratcher, who compiled a sensational 8-1 record in Little League play and has won 15 of 16 for the Lions Club in all contests this year, will open for the BIytheville Little League All-Stars against a similar group representing the Jonesboro Little League tomorrow afternoon. The game will be played at the Little League park on South Ninth Street, just north of the Federal Compress, starting at 3 p. m. Ott Mulllns, American Legion coach who will be in charge of the local all-stars along with Jack Droke, Rotary Club coach, nomi nated the Lions Club righthander over his ace lefty, Glyn Dale How ard. who compiled a 5-1 chart and served as a stopper for the second- place Legions. Howard will be kept in reserve in case Bratcher falters well at a yi 'positions, Including on " "-- •'—'•'— — - ' the mound, came in sixth with .467, and Larry Whittle, Shrine Club, posted a. final. 387 for eighth. Nine- year-old Johnny Plunkett, Ameri- ran Legion rightfielder, squeezed In betwcen them with .448 3-3 at th« expense of ball, a gain of 63 decimals. The ninth spot belongs to Doug Dorris, Legion, who hit savagely In recent games to raise his figure to .385. Haney, who can hit hard, as well as pitch, completed the ten top batting list with .379. He had the most triples, four. Eighteen Within .300 Circle Eight other batsmen graced the final .300 circle, including: Clyde Griffin, Shrine Club, .375; Hurley White, Legion, .333; Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, Legion. .323; Jerry (Cue Ball) Hill, Lions Club, .316; Ronald Huey, Rotary, and Jimmy Killett, Lions Club, each with .316, and Bill (Burr-head) Simmons, Lions Club, ,308. Twenty more compiled averages high?!- than .200 but less than .300: Billy Hatch. American Legion, .292; Bobby Peek, American Legion, .286; Bab Lovelace, Shrine Club, .281; Curt Branscum. Rotary and Jesse Taylor, Shrine Club, .267 each; Don Tinker and Jimmy Bruce both of Kiwauis Club, .265; Jimmy Pugh, Shrine Club, .261; Gone Swaner and Jimmy Kelly, Jaycees, and Bob Dallas, Shrine Club, .250; Marshall, Kiwanis, .241; Jerry (Mu^sy) Palsgrove, Kiwanis, .238; Bob Smith, total. He tagged Doug Dorris a Glynn Dale Howard for doubles but missed out on his third at bat. He finished with .531 good enough for third. His record was 32-17, with 10 runs and 13 runners accounted for. Billy Ross, Rotary's race-horse shortstop and sparkplug who set the pace several weeks ago, was the fourth best hitter at .516, a decline of a point from last week, despite the fact that he had lfor-2 against Billy Haney, Shrine Club star. Billy's outstanding chart showed 31 nd Jaycees, .235; Jerry Hodge, Rotary Club 231; Bobby Jacques. Kiwanis Club, 220; Danny Morris, Lions Club, and Sonny Elledge, Jaycees, .222: Jimmy Lendennie, Rotary Club, .208, and Billy Lambert, Shrine Club, .200. Kiwanis Checks Bratcher ' Bratcher won the most games, eight, all in a row, and fanned the i most, batters. 100 in only 54 2/3 innings. He issued just eight bases on balls; had three shutouts, including a no-hitter over the kiwanis, who turned on his in the last game of times at bat. 16 hits, 15 runs, three I the season to plaster a 4-3" defeat, doubles, two triples and a pair of Howard was second to the Lion star with four masters for 29 total bases. He batted in 13 mates. Howard Rates No. 5 Howard, the lone weekly champion to repeat during the season, nailed down the No. 5 rating at .500, a 17-point drop when he was able to glean just a single in three chances against Barry Ball, Shrine Club newcomer. He averaged a hit every two trips, 32-16, including three doubles and a triple. He batten in eight and scored 12 times. Ball, who participated in just two contests, had six hits — all in succession for a double league record — in eight times at bat for a .750 batting average, but was not eligible for the championship for laik of game appearanres. Two other weekly pace setters finished in the upper 10 hitting bracket. Alert little Don Stallings, Kiwanis handy-A"c<y who does very Slo-Mo-Shun IV Sets New Record Mobiey, Rodriquez Return For Tag Mated Tonight Lester Welch and Rex Mobiey team up tonight against Carlos Rodrlc|UC7, and Walter Sirois in the . tag match feature of the Amcri- SEATTLE l/li — Still queen of the c:in Legion's wrestling bouts at speedboat world loday was the Memorial Auditorium, rollicking old Slo-Mn-Shun IV. : This will be the first appearance which romped to her third gold cup triumph in four years yMer- day and wrote, a new speed record lor the 00 mile grind. She won all three heats and her average time for the complete distance was 92.S13 miles yior iuiur. The previous best was 7H JIT) m. p. Mullins decides on a mound change. The probable starting lineup has not been fully completed, Mullins reports, but most of the positions have been assigned. Little Jerry (Monk) Bounsavall, Legion catcher, will start behind the plate. Don Stallings, Kiwanis Club will be at first; Jimmy Killett, Lions Club, second; Larry Fitzgerald, Lions Club, shortstop; and Billy Haney, Shrine Club, at the hot corner. Either Danny Morris, Lions Club, or Larry Whittle, Shrine Club, will open In left field. Billy Ross, Rotary Club, will be in center, and Little Johnny Plunkett, American Le- I gion, in right. Others in uniform for probable action includes: Steve McGuire, Jaycees; catcher; Doug Dorris, Legion; Jess Taylor, Shrine Club Billy Hatch, Legion; Jerry Hodge, Rotary Club; Clyde Griffin, Shrine Club; Jerry Hill, Lions Club; Ron Huey, Rotary Club; and Burly White. Legion. Jimmy Lyons is bringing the cream of the Jonesboro league to test the locals, certain to furnish plenty of competition and serve as a comparision for the strength of here for Mobiey and Rodriquez I the BIytheville circuit. The Jones- in srvenii mouthy. Sirois and'boro Little Leaguers, affiliated \Vnlch me holdovers from last | with the national association, is week's card. ! reportedly strong. None of the play- Two one-fall preliminary bonts ing personnel has been announced ;ire also on the cnrd with Sirois meetinp, Welch and Mobiey taking on Rodriquez. jwon her first gold cup in KM. she from which the fund benefitted player pension j sister. won again In 1952 after her newer There will be 14 seniors on Bran- dci.s University's football team this the Slo-Mo-Shun V, the goblet in 1951. took: fall. Brandcis, a new school, never i had a senior player previously. BLYTHEVILLE LEGtON ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 10 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH C. Rodriquez & W. Sirois Aduits 60c — Children 15c Two Preliminary Bouts Rodriquez vs. Mobiey YS. Lester Welch & Rex Mobiey and Sirois vs. Welch 1S0 100 PROOF •OTTIIP IN IONP IHC.. lOUISVIUt. KY. fi-1. Curt Branscum broke even in eight decisions; Bruce in four verdicts, the same as Dorris. Stallings had 3-2; Ball 1-1. Simmons and Marshall won their only starts. Haney lost the most games, seven, while winning three. Elledge dropped the most in succession, five, and did not chalk up a victory. Haney walked the most, 86 in 541/3 InniHgsC while setting down 89 on strikes, next to Bratcher in that department. The American Legion, which won seven of 10 for the second best sea- slnal winning record, copped the club batting championship with .295; boasted five batters hitting .300 and better. The champion Lions Club was second in team batting at .283. also placed five. Shrine was third, .260; followed by Jaycees .285; Rotary .251. and Kiwanis .218. The champs scored the most. 100, and piled up the most total bases, 121. Legion had the most hits, 77. Rotary had the most doubles, 11. Shrln* Club led in triples. 11 while th» Lions Club and Jaycees poled nln» homers apiece. $ 234Q88 Buys it! 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