Daily News from New York, New York on July 9, 1953 · 25
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Daily News from New York, New York · 25

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Thursday, July 9, 1953
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fro VHY?THAT IS SCISSORS. EMM IS MUSHMOUTM UNtY THE SUIT 1 tSFWFD FlVf I I EW'BODVi DOING IN THAT AND WET-L. 4r20 BILLS IN OLD SUIT OF OPEN TH MINE, THE LININCj FCW? BANK! EMMA? THAT'S ALL! MOON MULLINS WHAT IN lGAVEl THE WORLD II IT TO 1 It HIM. I . ica. i rr. r ... x 0 TN L-.?- 111! Ui-" s. r. o ' w M. k, Hm 9rn C. lac Ben Hogan s 73 Trails Stranahan by Three By Bob Brumby fSpeciai (crmimlml tl THE NEW I Carnoustie, Scotland, July S. Our side lost the first round today in the battle of the jrolf giants. Fighting his way through the rain, hail and tempestuous winds ripping in from turbulent North Sea, U. S. Open champion Een Hogan scored a fine 73 despite a bad lapse on the final three holes. This It-it the prim little man of destiny one stroke bark of defend ing champion Bobby Locke in the first round of the British Open polf championship and three strokes behind the leader, wealthy American playboy amateur Frank Stranahan. COMING TO THE 1CTII hole, Hogan had Locke, his arch rival for world golf honors, firmly by the throat only to let him get away. ! Meanwhile, Stranahan sneaked I home with a 70, two under the un- j official par an.l one stroke ahead ; of the Scot railroad fireman, Eric " Brown. Between Hogan and the f leader Stranahan were five touch ! par busters Australian Peter j Thomson and South American; Roberto De Vieenzo, as well as j Welshman Dai Rees, Locke and Brown. I Bracketed at 73 with Hogan was j Irishman Fred Daly, who plays j shots into the high winds with i wild and joyous abandon. Only other American hope was Lloyd Mangran who gained a 75 after gathering a disastrous six at the first hole. A FAR AS the record-shattering colorful crowd was concerned it was all Hogan, the little man who survived an automobile crash and fought his way back from the shadow of death. Already a legendary figure here in the cradle of golf, Hogan was almost trampled under foot by a rushing, shoving crowd of 15,000 true golf lovers. The crowd was tenfold that which watched the last Open championship at Carnoustie in 1937, won by Britisher Henry Cotton. WH EN HOG A N. WEARING three sweaters including a yellow turtleneck topped Ly a blue cashmere cardigan, gray trousers, gray-checkered cap and brown shoes, walked on the first tee shortly after 1 o'clock, the fareway leading 406 yards down the first hole was lined solid. Several cripples in wheel chairs, mothers with babes in arms and knitting housewives had waited since early morning for a glimpse ff the legendary figure. Touching his cap in recognition cf the applause, Hogan smashed his drive into the teeth of a boisterous gale a full 2W yards. A low-hit :-iron to the green and two putts sent him off in pursuit of his lirst British crown. IIP. MARCHED SMOOTHLY and doggedly, outwitting the wind on the next four holes. Storm clouds rushed in from the west, catching Hogan at the 567-yard Favorites Can! far mmt I'.r in MMhwl Mil. triwia in I ctiU. I ke an. '".MO ."it-iL. .III 4 IS 4.11 ZUt .lit a a i a iv :ui -4M 4 S-.'4 A- ,4.14 34 I 444 :i l .44 1 4-M 4 .t? -TO 44s ai4 :44 a.'. 72 .4 14 4i. aa.v a.i .444 :s44 4 v. a 7 7.1 .44 M4 4 14 "IK ;i4 3i- 444. 37 75 M u.rrijm ut fiitn n V i j ... -IT J 9 ink Stranahan ro good mtart. sixth and rain slashed down as he teed off. He played his second shot in thudding hail and his third in bright sunshine. At the 289-yard, par-4 eighth, with out-of-bounds- on the left and hellish heather on the right, Hogan knocked his 3-iron second shot to four fe.t from the pin and dumped the putt for his first birdie in British competition. The crowd went as wild as reserved Scottish galleries can, which is rather quiet, indeed, and Hogan broke into a large grin for him. His first error came at the ninth when he misjudged the distance, falling short of the green and taking a bogie. But he was out in even-par and had picked up a stroke on Locke. HOGAN FLAYED flawless, easy-going golf through the 15th, picking up a birdie 4 at the 473-yard 14th. Then followed what Hogan termed his three terrible mistakes on the final three holes. He played the crosswind the wrong way at the 250-yard, par-3 16th and found a bunker for a bogie. He hit a fat" second shot short of the creek guarding the 454-yard 17th and cut his tee shot too much on the 50'1-yard, par-5 lMh, one of the toughest finishing holes in the world due to the Scottish burns, or creeks, bisecting the fairway. He found a bunker and took another logie. AS HOGAN WALKED off the lfcth green, he passed Locke standing near the edge. They nodded to each other silently as if to say, "I will see you tomorrow, old man." Afterwards. Hogan said he didn't tire more than ordinarily zut before starting, he told me at lunch that he was weary and over-golfed," having been steadily on the go since winning the Masters last Spring. Fri Thompson Hero Of Four-Game Giant Streak By Jim McCuIIey Pittsburgh, July 8. While the Giants picture has improved overall in the past few days, it still isn't hard to single out the real star in the sweep over the Phils and the four-game streak. He is little Henry Thompson, with eight hits, including three homers, in 17 at-bats for 12 RBI. Along with his hitting, Thompson is playing third base like he did back in ll'.'.O, when he set a NL record for participation in double plays by a hot-corner keeper. ITS GOING to be difficult for Leo Purocher to take Hank out of the lineup when the opposition uses a lefthander, but it's this reporter's pinion that Thompson is a better ball player this year be- Giant Hatting C JIB R H MR KM P-t. CaMmmt is IS ' llofn.au -'i 44 lt 1 7 ts 14 .asw Irvu. 7-J 2:7 4:1 X 12 54 .:I1S SS SI II l : l' .al4 Th.rniaon TH : 4 H 1.1 S4 al.l MiH-ller SH 11 5ft 2 21 .a4 Th'inlwl M 1T!4 41 5:1 14 4:1 ,:i:t Iark 7 31.1 ST !! :t7 .-!! knmn 7 aim 42 2 ar. .2: Williams 7 2a2 34 3 22 .24 Sln.Tr 67 aft 52 14 :i .254 wmruia B lar. 2.1 a 1 5 11 .2ai i.iiin .-in n-H 11 21 .1 12 .i;4 kiei"- 1-1 1.1 2 2 o 1 .12 Hboilra 25 25 O 4 O & -Hi" cause the manager is plaooning him and using him only against righthanders. While Bobby Hof man gives something away on defense, Henry's replacement is clubbing .3S6 against the southpaws. HOWEVER. HANK is set for the two games here, because the Hues are using righthanders. Boh Friend tonight ami Murray Dickson tomorrow. Next to Thompson, and not far behind in the streak, was Alvin Dark, who has become Duroeher's handy-andy since Daryl Spencer cemented himself at shortstop. THE CAPTAIN, after Wing benched in the second game of the July 4th double header in Philly. suddenly came to life at the piate. When Io sat Dark down, he had gone 10 for 0. and 16 for 1. Since the benching, he has rapned out eight blows in 15 trips, including a homer, triple and two doubles. In the Tour-game sKein. me amis made 16151214 hits for a total of 57 and scored 40 times. THOMPSON AND Mueller raised their batting averages above the .300 mark to join Irvin and Thompson in the circle and Dark. wtth .291, and Lockman, w-itti .zn, are moving up. It s now up to the pitchers to stay in line, with Jim Hearn on the spot tonight and Ruben Gomez tomorrow, if the Jints are to make their long awaited move on the first division. Kramer, Segura Win Caracas, Venezuela. July 8 For the second straight day, J ck Kramer and Pancho Segura defeated their Australian tennis rivals without the loss of a set in a pair of singles matches. Today Kramer downed Frank Sedgman. 63, 6-3, and Segura knocked off Ken McGregor. 6-3. 6-0. Yesterday's Homers A M M 4, N -Mrl. JVirHV4L Huurn. QWERHOUSE Strictly baseball: Overlooked in the success of the Braves is the superb job turned in by John Quinn. If it were not for the farm development of youngsters like Logan, Crandall, Dittmer, Bruton, Liddle and Buhl, the club wouldn't enjoy the first- division success it has. In contrast, the Tigers slipped from a contender to a cellar occupant because the farm failed to produce. ... Jim Waugh, a big 19-year-old righty who pitched a shutout in his debut with Pittsburgh, is rated highly by Pirate scouts. ... After playing infield positions plus the outfield, Billy Goodman appears set to stay at second base. Observers say Billy is surpassed there only by Bed Schoendienst. Virgil Trucks traces his success with the White Sox to the fine glove work in back of him. His pitching naturally suffered while he was with Detroit and the Browns ... Philadelphia fans aren't happy about last Winter's deal which gave them Eddie Robinson for Ferris Fain. Ed hasn't been hitting ... Pete Suder has developed into a fino batsman because he learned to hit to right. Tom Umphlett plays the shallowest centerfield in the AL. Tha Red Sox rookie can really go back a la Tris Speaker and get them . . . When he's out there, Irv Jsioren plays deepest of all outfielders ... His eye operation apparently successful, Carl Furillo appears headed for his greatest season. Experts wonder why Carl is placed so low in the batting order. Exchangees for Kiner Are IVot Hilling All players Rickey picked up for Ralph Kiner have failed to hit. Without Ralph, the Pirates are the weakest home-run- hitting team in the league ... If you don't think Dave Koslo is a veteran, just remember he goes back to Bill Terry's reign at the Polo Grounds. Koslo has asked the front office for a change of scenery. He is dissatisfied with his infrequent appearances the past two seasons. Koslo started the opening game of the '51 World Series and defeated the Yanks ... Stengel failed to obtain Art lloutteman just beforo the trading deadline because the Tigers demanded Irv Noren plus two other players. George Weiss offered Bill Renna and Bob Cerv. Not only is Horace Stoneham displeased when Leo Burwher takes himself off the coaching line, but so are the players. ... Jimmy Dykes has his reasons for keeping aspirin tablets at his bedside. The A's have been continually plagued with injuries. They appear certain to finish deep in second division . . . Speaking of Dykes, the White So have a third-base headache ever since Jimmy hung up his spikes 17 years ago. Bubba Church has hurled fine ball since putting on a Cub uniform. The righthander has never lived up to the promise shown? in '51 when he captured 15 for the Phils. Experts say Stengel may open the All-Star Game with lefty Bill Pierce. The NL is stocked with strong southpaw swingers in Kluszew-ski. Bell, Musial. Matthews and Slaughter ... Here's hoping Satchel Paige finally gets a chance to pitch a few innings in the big game ... One of the hardest batters to fan in the AL is a rookie, Harvey Kuenn, the Detroit shortstop who is only a year off the Wisconsin U campus. I believe he is headed for a great career in the big time ... Hal White says he is successful with the Cards after failing to help the Tigers because "they give you the low strikes in this league. This helps my control.' Robin Roberts is ahead of last year's pace when he won 28. He could be the first since Dizzy Dean to hit the inagie 30 victories mark . . . Incidentally, everyone knows Mickey Mantle is a switch-hitter, but how many realize Robin Roberts also switches? ... Who has the strongest throwing arm of the shortstops, the Giants Daryl Spencer or the Phils' Ted Kazanski? . . . The PCL. is boasting of a big 21-year-old Negro first sackerr named Tom Alston, whose home runs at San Diego are compared to those of Luke Easter . . . Glenn M it-kens continues to impress at the Dodgers Fort Worth farm. The righthander recently tossed two consecutive shutouts ... Who'll bet Mickens won't be on the Brooklyn roster before the season ends? Strickland Tribe's Best Since Itoudreati George Strickland is giving Cleveland its best shortstopping since Lou Boudreau ... Look for many a home run in this year's All-Star Game. Crosley Field is a four-base factory since right field has been shortened 40 feet. Because of this, Ted Kluszewski may hit 50 this year! The most Ted ever walloped previously was 25 in '50 ... Lou Boudreau says the league's best relief pitcher is his own Ellis Kinder. Not when Allie Reynolds is in the bullpen, Lou. Yankee fans booed Mickey Mantle because he received a bad press in which it was emphasized Mickey had a swelled head. Actually, Mantle is one of the most modest players in the game today ... On the other hand, Gil Hodges was billed as a pathetic tisrure trying his best for the Dodger fans. Another point to remember: During the Hodges slump, Brooklyn was winning and Campanella was carrying the load in the cleanup spot. Mantle's slump had the Yanks losing and unlike Hodges, Mantle was batting seventh and eighth. This may explain why Yankee fans booed Mantle and Dodger rooters cheered Hodges. Cubs started joorly because their big two lighthanded w inners last year, Bob Rush and Warren Hacker, disappointed ... Second base isn't entirely new to the Phils Granny Hamner. He played there w hen Eddi Miller was covering short ... Fred Haney says the only way he can tell the O'Brien twins apart is because Eddie is one-half inch shorter than Johnny ... TV fans generally delighted with steady improvement in commentary and camera coverage. Wpix 'rating of Giants and Yankees are highest in history. a -Si rrc- i i.maa ?3 a

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