The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 13, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 13, 1953
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r BLITHEY1LLB (ARKT COTEIM. MtWI THURSDAY, AUGUST 18,10B* Homer Marks Threatened Bf BEN PHLKOAR AP Sports Writer The major leagues are two thirds of the way through i fence-busting campaign that threatens to endanger a flock of wodern home run records. At least five already have been equaled or broken. The^ National league is well on the road to f new all-time total mark. Eddi Mathews of Milwaukee is keeping close to Babe Ruth's 1927 pac ihe year the Babe clouted his never equaled 60. One mark was tied and one Bur passed last Bight. At St. Louis, Ray Boone hit a b&ses-loaded homer in the ninth Inning, providing the winning margin as Detroit beat the Browns 7-3. It was his fourth grand slam drive of the season, tieing a major league record shared by nine other players including Ruth in his Boston Red Sox days of 19191, Lou Gehflg and Ralph Kiner. All Time Mark At Washington, Yogi Berra hom- ered in the first inning of the New York Yankees' 22-1 landslide •gainst the Senators for the Yankees' 100th homer of the season— the 30th year since 1920 that the Yanks have hit 100 or more. No other club comes close to this all- time mark. The other records equaled or erased this season include: Most season of 100 or more homers by a National League club—2: by the New York Giants, who have 122 to date. (Old mark: 21 by the Giants.) BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE U'on Lost Pot. Bhltid By J. P. Friend Freshmen Players Make Good Showing in Batting and Fielding Veteran performers, principally 12-year-olda, carried off most of the batting and pitching honors during the 1953 Little League season, as generally expected, but many rookies muscled into the act, stole some of the limelight by winning regular berths and display of such skill as to bear watching n the seasons to come. New York . Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Lashingtin . Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... 36 44 47 51 58 65 71 76 .673 .607 .573 .557 .487 .414 .360 .333 7 11 12'i 20 "2 28' i, 34'i NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 3rooklyn Milwaukee 'hiladelphia St. Louis .... York ... Cincinnati ,. Chicago 'Htsburgh .. 37 .604 46 .556 48 50 54 63 6(i 81 .560 .545 .495 .442 .384 .314 11'/i 13 18'/i 24l/ 2 2(1 Vi 40 Most homers in five consecutive games—20 by the St. Louis Browns. (Old mark: 17 by the Yankees.) Consecutive home runs in an inning—3 by the St. Louis Browns (equals a record held by numerous teams). Grand slam home runs played vital roles in two National League games yesterday. At New York, Duke Snider of Brooklyn blasted his second bases-loaded drive in three games as the Dodgers came from behind to nip the Giants 6-5. And at Chicago Andy Semlnick clear the bases with a homer in the ninth for the winning margin as Cincinnati whipped the Cubs 10-6 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cubs won the second, 3-1. The Yankees' lop-sided victory increased their league lead to seven games over the Chicago White Sox, who lost to Cleveland 7-4. Bos ton beat Philadelphia 3-2 in 10 in Dings. Milwaukee clipped half a gam off Brooklyn's lead—now sever games—by winning a double-head er from St. Louis 8-2 and 5-3. Rob in Roberts became the first pitch er of the season to win 20 games as Philadelphia beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4. Hitting: Barrage In their last dozen games Washington pitchers had yielded only 16 runs. The Yankees smashed this mark to bits with a 28-hit barrage highest in either league this season. New York ran the score to 22-D before Washington pushed across its lone run in the eighth inning off young Steve Kraly. The White Sox put on one of their patented late-inning rallies to pull ahead at Cleveland in the eighth. But the Indians staged rally of their own, getting four runs in the bottom of the eighth to win. Three singles and a long iiy produced two runs for Boston in the top of the loth at Philadelphia arid then the Red Sox threw in three pitchers as the A's narrowed the gap with a single tally in the 10th. After an easy first-game triumph the Braves had to stage an eighth- inning spurt in the nightcap to put down the Cardinals. Jim Pendleton doubled home the deciding run. Roberts, foiled in his first attempt to win 20 at Chicago last Saturday, took matters in his own hands last night and drove across three runs. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behin •rashville .... 69 51 .575 — Atlanta 68 54 .557 2 Memphis 66 57 .537 4!i Birmingham . 62 60 .508 8 New Orleans 63 62 .504 8</ 2 LHlle Bock ... 56 66 .455 14 Chattanooga . 56 69 .448 15!/ 2 72 .415 1: Mobile 51 Roberts Has Chance For 30 Victories By JOE BRADIS PITTSBURGH W-Rapid Robin Roberts, the Philadelphia Phillies' ace right hander, figures he has an outside chance to rack tip 30 victories or more this season but he doesn't want to talk much about It right now. , "Let's wait until I get No 29 then we'll talk about it." the always reticent Roberts said last night after notching his 20th win— the first major leaguer to do so this year. Roberts pitched just about as hard as he had to in hurling the Phillies to an 8-4 win over the last place Pittsburgh^ Pirates. He bore down in the clutches, coming up with nine strikeouts. For the ninth time this year he had perfect control, not giving up a walk. He needs only six more strikeouts to better his best mark of 148 in 1952. It was the fourth time since coming to the Phillies in !94» '.hr.t Roberts has won 20 or more games In a season. "It feels wonderful to win 20," 8«ld the 26-year-old native of Springfield, II)., "but It's a long, long haul until that 30 mark. I'm not ever, thinking .about that now. Right now I'm looking forward to no. 21." Roberts notched his 20lh win In 1852 In his 28th start. Statistically, he Is n week ahead of his pace list year. The last National League Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 6, New York 5 Cincinnati 10-1, Chicago 6-3 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Milwaukee 8-5, St. Louis 2-3 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 22, Washington 1 Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 Cleveland 7, Chicago 4 Detroit 7, St. Louis 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 10, Little Rock 3 Memphis 10-7, Atlanta 0-3 Mobile*4, Chattanooga 1 Nashville 7, New Orleans 2 Toddy's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York—Locs (126) vs. Worthlngton (2-4) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh—Miller (5-4) vs. Lnpalme (5-13) Cincinnati at Chicago—Baczewski (6-2) vs. Pollclt (4-4) (Only games) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washington—Lopat (11-2) vs. Marrcro (7-5) Chicago at Cleveland—Trucks (14-B) vs. Garcia (14-6) Detroit at St. Louis—Carver (88) vs. Kretlow (1-51 Boston at Philadelphia—Henry (2-3) or Hudson (4-7) vs. Coleman 0-1) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans Atlanta at Memphis (will complete unfinished en me of Aug. 2 aefore regular game) hurler to win 30 games in one season was the fabulous Dizzy Dean. He did it in 1934 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Included in this lot of freshme were six youngsters just nine yea of age, some of whom showed u heir older and more experience •lyals at the plate and afield. T\y fohnny Plunkett and Jerry Hi] were especially brilliant and out standing, finishing in the covete halting .300 circle and climaxed fin seasons by earning places on th annual All-Star selections. Plunkett, chubby son of Mr. an Mrs. J. L. Plunkctt of Flat Lake was the regular right fielder for th American Legion. Despite battln in difficult leadofl, the southpaw swinger wound up in the eight spot among the batters with a impressive .448 mace mark. H nkcd well among the first batter at getting on. usually via a bas hit. Manager Ott Mullins predicts a bright diamond future for him. Tabbed "Cue Ball", or "Eigh Ball" by his manager. Harman Tay- ior and Roland (Skeetcn Bishop and his mates, young Hill was a val ued member of the champion Lions Club and considered one of the mos capable outfielders In the league He seldom made a fielding mistake either at fielding or throwing. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hill. Jerri batted close to the .400 mark for most of the race, slumped a little at the finish but had a respectable .316 left. The other nine year old frosh die not measure to the stick efficiency of Plunkett and Hill, but they were stars In their own right. Including: Jerry (Jerk! Hodge, Rotary, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hodge; Bobby Jacques, khvanis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jacques; Dean Storey, Jaycees, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Storey; Donald Nelson, American Legion, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bunch; and Nathan Austin, Kiwnnis, son of Mr. and Airs. Fay Austin. "Jerk" came through beautifully to stabilize the Rotary Infield, considered one of the best inner de- enses in the loop. Possessing a sure pair of hands and quick reflexes, the ittle youngster was a cutie-nt field- ng and throwing, getting the ball way faster than any rival infield- r with his shotgun arm. He takes good cut at the ball and bears vidence of developing into a good litter once he perfects his timing. ic seldom fanned. Redheaded Bobby, whose nick- lame of "French" was a natural, evelnped fnst and soon headed off ny who entertained ideas of un- eallng him at second base. He dis- layr-d good fielding form and us- aily came up with the agate, re- ardless of the speed driven at him. started off the Kiwanis hitting rder and racket) np. a good percent- ge of getting on base, despite his ISO average. He has a good eye nd seldom whacked at had balls, on.seouently, he drew a number f walks. "Watch him, too. In '5J. Young --Nelson, often called Bunch" Because of his stepfather, •as one of the best judge of fly nils among the outfielders. He irned In some outstanding catches nd dropped only one, and that was Urttmted to the fact that he lost ic ball In the sun. (Left field is ic sun garden of the Little League ark.) Smallish for his age, young 3on didn't do much hitting but he rew an enormous number of walks; plunked a couple of times. In i he possibly will learn lo judge | itches better and develop into a | liter. At least, the little fellow has ourage. | Dean was the silent performer of j le Jaycees, in contrast to the lo-1 Quaclousness of some of his mates He took the game seriously and made considerable progress as the season lengthened out, especially on the defense. But he stood up to the plate and took his cuts, although not too many drives fell safe. With at least two more seasons of Little League play left he should hit better, particularly as he fills out and increases his hitting power. Half-pint Nathan was another Kiwanis "Cutle" who was more than just a filling. He started in most of the Ki\vanis contests and did very well indeed, despite the fact that he was lacking in size and unable to powder the ball very far. But he did not back away from any of the pitchers; came through with several hits. There were others just nine who broke into the lineups infrequently,; including young Billy Lambert,! (Shrine Club) son of Mr .and Mrs.! W. L. Lambert, one of the most faithful and couragepus of the smaller fellows; Jimmy Young <Kiwanis Club), son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Young; and Jerry Lendennie. (Kiwanis) fion of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lendennie. j Every team boasted outstanding i older first year "rookies". The champion Lions developed three: Prank Alfovd. rf; Bill Simmons, 3b; and Frank Raspberry. Ib. The Roary came up with four; Tex Turner, 2b; Jerry Coleman, of-c, chosen o represent them for the best iportmanshlp award: Bobby Westbrook, rf. and Jimmy Lendennie. if-c. Three reasons for the strength if the Kiwanis included Jimmy Marshall, regular catcher who surmised everyone, including the Lions Club, In that final game itcher: Gerald (Dusty) Rhodes, nd J. L. Austin, American Leginn ewcomers who won their regular purs were Mike Boyd; Burley Vhlte, Billy Hatch and Doug Dor- From the Shrine ranks rookie epresentatives listed Jnmes Pugh; uss Smith; Larry Whittle and J. Tharpe. Sonny Elled^e. nominee >r the best, sportsmanship award, eaded the Jayceec ontin^ent along ith Larry Courtney and Charles obb. The paraphrase nn old familiar lying, "it was a great year for the rookies". And may they continue to | develop, with other promising crops coming on to fill their shoes. , . Bobby Layne Tommy O'Connell SKY PILOTS — In charge of the aerial game and guiding the strategy of the Detroit Lions will be veteran quarterback Bobby Layne, left, as the professional champions take on the College All- Stars at Soldier Field, Chicago. His opposite number for the Stars will be Tommy O'Connell of Illinois, who will debut in pro ball this season with the Chicago Bears. (NEA) Kiwanis LL Team To See Chicks, Crackers Play Members of the Kiwanls Club's Little League baseball team will go to Memphis tomorrow night to witness a baseball gam* between the Memphis Chicks and Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Associa- tion. John McDowell, team manager, said that 16 boys and eight adults would make the trip. The Kiwanis Club of Blythevllle Is host for the trip. Mathews Over 100 MILWAUKEE (JP> — Eddie Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves was over the 100 mark in runs-batted- in. today, and seeking to catch the National League leader, Roy Cam- Leo Will Trade His Stars if Need Be Bj JOI KF.ICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Fortified by a new two-yea* contract, Manager Leo Durochcr sjid today he was prepared to trade any of his star players if it meant improv. ing the club for 1954. The fiery little skipper, dlsmayec ay the midsummer collapse of the Gianis that, to all intents and purposes, eliminated them from pen- ...nt contention, cautioned that he was not planning anything drastic but ... There is not a man on this club who Is indispenslble," he said. There is nobody I wouldn't trade if I thought that by doing so it 'ould help us achieve our aim. "Right now I have one goal In sight—a pennant In 1954. There are ome good players on this team. Undoubtedly they'll be around next ;ear. But you can bet there are ;everal who won't be here. Natu•ally, I'm not going to mention lames, but those fellows know vhom I have in mind. It will be up to them during the remainder f the season to show rne why hey should be kept." Refused To Concede Diiroclier stubbornly refused to :oncede to Brooklyn, insisting that 'anything can happen," but he news this season has been a total oss. He will be aiming at rebuild- ng for next year." •Naturally, we think we're go- lanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The slugging third sacker knocked in three runs In yesterday's twi- nlghter against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving him 101 for the year. Campanella has 104. Ing to do belter next year," lie said. "First and most important. Willie Mays -will be back. His return not, only will strengthen i» materially but undoubtedly will give the rest of the club * tremendous lif(. When Willie left for the service in May of 1852, -It seems he took a part of the team with him. You've got to know Willie and the«i»ffect he had on tha rest of us to realize how much he means to the morale of a club." Pitching Is First Problem The Giants' biggest problem, Durocher admitted will be pitching. The steady successfion of injuries and ailments of such key mounds- men as Sal Maglie. 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