The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1952 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BL-rnTEVTLLB fARK.) COURIER NEWS Cards Sing Praises of Rookie Williard Schmidt WETWESDAY, MARCH 19, Youfig Houston Righthander Is Likened to Mort Cooper By RALPH ROIii-JN Ar Sport* Writer The St. Louis Cardinals long search /or a right-handed pitcher of the caliber of Mort Cooper may be over. Wlllard Schmidt, a pilcher not. I Brooklyn "B" tei even on the Red Bird roster, looms Palm Beach, FJa. as one of the finest rlghlhanded pitching prospects the Cards have come up with since big Mort left the Mound City. The hard-throw In? rookie right- hander has as much chance to stick as vinegar Bend Mizell, the highly publicized lefthander. Fred Saigh, Cardinal president, said recently, ''Schmidt has a great chance to stay up because of his great poise. good control anil the fact that he's faster than any pilcher except Mizell." Schmidt hns appeared in four games so far and hasn't yielded an earned run In H innings. He has allowed eight hits, walked only four and struck out 15. He is sllil on the Houston. Tex., roster. Blanks Reds Schmidt and lefty Cliff Chambers teamed up yesterday 10 pitch the Cards lo an 11-0 four-hit victory I over the Cincinnati Reds at Tampa, Fla. Schmidl allowed two hits In five innings, walked Ihrfe aud fanned six. St. Louis pounded Ken Ralfcns- berger for seven runs In five Innings and nailed Joe Nuxhall, who broke into Ihe majors as a 15-year- old aeainst the Cards in 1944. for the other four. The Boston Braves won a brilliant 14-innlng 1-0 duel from the New York Yankees al St. Petersburg. Fla. Negro rookies Bill Bruton and George Crowe doubled wtlh two out In the 14th off Joe Ostrowskl to break un the game. Pirates Win Pittsburgh also grabbed an extra-inning decision, nosing out Ihe New York Ofanfs. 3-2. in 11 Innings at San Bernardino. Cnlif. Bill Howerton broke up the game trlth a two-out, two-run pinch-hll triple. The game was scoreless until the top of the llth. , Brilliant pitching also featured the Chicago White Sox 1 2-1 triumph over Cleveland at Pasadena. Calif., «nd the Philadelphia Phils. 2-1 victory over the Wnshlnglon Senators at Clearwatcr, Fla. Righthander Art Hmitteman allowed only four hits In seven Innings as the Detroit Tigers downed the Philadelphia Athletics 1 "A" team. 3-1, at Lakeland, Fla. The A's "B" team downetl the am, 3-2, at West The Chicago Cubs trounced the St. Louis Browns, 9-3. at Burbank. Calif. Traveler Heads Oaklawn Field Holder of Park's Six furlong Record Seeking First Win HOT SPRINGS, Ark., W.-Jlcn- ry Forrest's Traveler, co-holder of the Oaklawn Park record for six furlongs, made his third slnrt of the season here today- — still looking for ri( 5 first win. Traveler header! a field of 12 sprinters In the Jce E. Lewis Purse, a H-SuTloni; event, rnr S2.WM. Others enlerrd included Bally- dam. My Time. Hopeful Sam, Mais Boy. French Admiral. Hcdgrrwood, Royal's Lust,, nilly Keen. Ruthrcrt. Ten Flirty ami Sale Arrival. Our Beauty, a speedy Ihrcc-ycar- old that Isn't eligible" for the Ar- kansax Derby, defeated five derby nominees in the featured Eastern Arkansas Purse yesterday, f'avorlt* Hratnn Jockey William Owens look Our Beauty from third place at the head of the stretch to score by a neck over Jet Ace, the odrls-on favorite. Piery Chief wiw third. A seventh horse, War Antique. was withdrawn after he fell In the starting gate Apprentice Jockey Clarence Ford, who ha« built up quite, a repula- tlon for riding longsnots here, was barred yr-.stcrriay from accepting two-year-old mounts lor the balance of the Oaklawn season. The stewards ruled that Porrl, 17-year-old Canton. O., rider, used his whip excessively on Can't Resist In a Juvenile race Monday. They said the horse Interfered with A competitor, and almost caused R Homsby Still High on Jim Rivera; Claims Hell Be Another Ty Cobb GAVLE TAI.BOT BUHHANK <,T>--Spc.iklng as one of the fairly modern genera who did Cobb at his Ty pages at all this spring you know the player—Jm Rivera, n 30-year- old o u t f ioltirr corning up lo Iho St. Louis Brnwns from Sea t tl e, whfro he helped Hornsby win n Pacific Coast League flng last yenr with n .3i)2 and 33 stolen liases and just nliout --very other honor that wnsn't nailed down. He's the only player in the game today I'd pay my way into the park to see." Hornsby says seriously. "He's the only miui since Cobti with the. .speed and the instinct lo run a catcher nnrl nn iNlieM cra/.y. He's n little tight now. lie's beon reading them clippings nbout himself. Hut \vait until he .'irttlc-.s rlown. He'll show you bn^c running like you never snw before." Good r.iU'hrrs Then The Ra)ah contlnur-d: _ Rogers Hornsbj Seminole Tourney Entrys Finals with Snead Ahead PALM BEACH. Fla. M>>-Sam Snead. returning to tournament competition after a layoff of three months, led the way into the finals of j the two-day semlnole Pro-Amateur Golf Tournament today with a two under par 70. Al -L-TIME YANKEES — Four all-time Yankee grjals. left, Frank Crowttl, Bill Dickey. Lefty Gome* and Phil Rizzuto, gather alongside a blackboard showing how 48 veteran tportt writerm, who haA covered the Hew Yorkers for at least 22 years: voted to select Ihe all-time Yankee team Dickey aJanr year with Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, led the pack with 48 votes. (NBA) fiold of 52 pros for the $10.000 pot after carding a steady 34-3B—70 ni'cr the long, tough Seminole Club course.. Tournament officials had moved back the lees to lengthen the layout pnsC 7,000 yards and shifted the. pins to Ihe mosl difficult spots on Ihe greens but Snead's flaw- Hoppe Handed "Moybp It donsu'l mnkc sense Q—_.,_ -J I ' o you, but you'll see. Rivera will] jSCOflO LOSS JD Billiard Meet i run. and he'll gnl aivny with H What do you think they were using for throwing nnn.s when Cobb \v;is running?" We snkl we often hnd wondered about that. "Them catchers." H o r n s b y said, "could Ihrow as good as any around today, and some of them a lot better. There wns one rookfo catcher. I remember, name of Kllng. He told Ihe newspaper boys tbnt he was looking forward to seeing Cobb try to run against him. He was going lo throw him out every time. Ty must've rend It. "Anywny. first lime he got on base. Ty hollered, 'Hey, Kllng. I'm Koini? down on the next pitch,' Cubs Look to Sophomore Talent, Rookie to Lift Them from Cellar •MESA, Ariz. (AT—The Chicago Cubs, in the best spring condition in years, will be counting on Ihe long ball-hitting potential of a rookie outfielder Rnd a flock of sophomore stab talent to pull them out of the National League cellar In 1952. Leon Brinkopf. a 25-year-old third baseman who crashed 25 homers for Lu Angeles of the Pacific Coast year's experience may bring results. Without very much new tnlent. Manager Phil Csvnrctta's main hope of maklug a better showing Is tht he can instill more hustle Into his shaky lineup of veterans and youngsters. Phil, a 36-year-old first baseman, took over from Frankle Frlsch at. the mlripolnl of last -season. At lenst. he hns H running start this into an outfielder. Bob Rush, the .elongated right- hander who wa.s the wmnlngcst -Cub pitcher in 19S1 with 11 victories, is believed by coach Charlie Root lo be on the verge of achieving greatness. He posted a 3.79 earned run av- Bob Rush crage In 37 games last year. Need More Hustle It's up to the rest of the youngsters to prove themselves. Last last season, season. He expects to play BO to 70 being converted games himself. It Dee Pond}' proves himself a major leaguer. Phil will Golfers Ready For Gulf Coast Invitational GULFPORT. MBS. If, — First round play begins tomorrow in the sixth annual Gulf Coast invitational polf tournament over the windy Great Southern Country Club course here. A field ol shout 150 Is expected to tee off, with S3.000 waiting for the top 20 T>H\< and SI.OOO in prizes for winning amateurs, The Great Southeni course is a par 71, 6.005-\ard layout. Defending champir.n Pat Abbott of Memphis. Tenn.. will return la >ry for his second title. However, Jack Coyle of SpringfieJd. 111., last year's low amateur, will not be back. Entries Include players from 21 it ate. After J3-ho!e rounds tomorrow and Friday, the Held will be cut. to the 50 low pros plus ties and the 30 low amateurs plus tie.=. The reduced field mil play [g hole.s Saturday and the last, 18 Sunday. Columbia University Sets Foreign Student Record NEW YORK if, — Columbia University h&5 broken all existlnt records for foreisn student registration*. This year 1595 students from B3 countries are taking courses. This is believed to be the highest of any university In the U. s! to 1951-52, The, largest group of foreign students comes from Asia »-lth 675 students from 20 countries. Europe is next with 416 students from 30 countries, followed by the Western Hemisphere with 395 student. 1 ! from 54 coimtrtM. Africa is represented by 59 students. Australia and New Zealand by u. be able to do less playing. Fondy, n good man In Ihe field who hit .376 for Los AuRcles nfter being sent down by the Cubs last season, Is getting another chance to make good. Kxperienrrd Inflelri The Cub Infield will have plenty of experience, with either Ransom Jnckson or Bill Serena at Ihird; Ihe veteran Roy Smallcy at short; and the ex-Brooklyn handyman Eddie Miksis at second. Ron Northey. the former St. Louis Cardinal, Cincinnati Red and Philadelphia Phillie. could help the Bruins If his knee holdp out. Always a lo;if> ball-hitter, Northey wa.s voluntarily rellred Inst season for nn operation on his left knee. !lt says he's ready to nail down the right ficW berth. Hammering Hnnk Saner. Bob Usher. Bob Addis. Gene Kernian- skt. Hal JeiTcoat, rookie Harvey Rental. Brinltnpf and White Sox castoft-^Jack Wallacnn arc nil bat- lltng for-outfleld spots. SAN FRANCISCO (API — Joe Procila, a comparative unknown, toppled ll-tlme champion Willie Hoppe from the World Three- Cushion Billiard Tournament lead Inst night. Procita dealt (he white-haired Perennial champ his second loss In two nights. The score was 50-41 In 48 innings. The delcal put Japanese ace Kinrey Matsuyama at Ihe lop of the single round robin meet wilh a 5-1 record. It dumped Hoppe Into 5-2 second place tie with Jay Bozeman, Vallejo, Cfillf. Hoppe and Matsuyama meet Saturday night In the final tourney game. in front. Four Tied for Second John Revolt,! of Evanstnn, ril.; Henry Picard of Cleveland, O.: John Palmer ol Badln. N. C. r and Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Tex., tied for second place with 7Is. Ben Hoian of Palm Springs, Calif., returning to tournament competillon for the firs lime since Ihe All-American in Chicago last year hnd a 13 to tie lor llth place. Jack Burke of Houston, Tex., who stunned the winter circuit wllh victories in four straight tournaments, had 75 to tie for nlh >!ace and Cary Middlecoff of ^fem^hls. Tenn., second highest money winner behind Burke look 7B. The tournament ends today with another 18-hole round. Oaklawn Pays State $447,361 LITTLE ROCK (AP)—Arkansas has collected $447.361 as Us share of the belling at Oafclawn Park so far this year, an Increase of $48,000 over the corresponding period last year. ' The state got $694.019 In "breakage" frnin the track In 1951. Wrong Kind of Gripe Reported by Rookie PENDLETON, Tnd. (/PI — Capt. Harry A. Sutherlln, a state polled personnel officer, rnme around wilh the routine Question: "Have you got nny pripes?" "Yes sir!" said Trooper Enrl Warnock Jr. enthusiastically. "What nre they?" "Just a few blue Concords," said nnri he did. Slid In under the throw, nnd Kling never wns the same again." Jim. himself, doesn't know how going to come out. but he's it's Warnock. spare time. a grape grower in his . looking forward to giving It a try. He hasn't been hitting well n blpr league pitching so fnr. he readily admits, but he attributes It lo over-nnxiousness and feels he will settle down once he nuits reaching out lor Ihe ball. "Thirty Is a hecfc of an age to he breaking into the big leagues, isn't It?" he laugh«. "Maybe I'll Rend Courier News Classified Ads. have a few years, anyway." Milll ions enjoy its/fm/er flavor! How about BRAND THE OlD SUNNY »«OOK COMPANY, lOUISYILU. KENTUCKY Champs Break Record In AAU Tournament DENVER f/p/—Snn Francisco's defending champion Stewart Chevrolets set a new scoring record last night in leading 16 teams into today's second round of the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Tournament. The Californians slaughtered San- la Fe. N. M.. 109-45. The previous high of 103 points was set by Phillips 66ers of Borttesi'ille, Ofcln., against Roanoke, Va.. in Ihe 1917 tnurney. The Virginians scored 26 points. The California club had been lightly regarded because of the loss of George Yardiey. the 1951 tournament's mast valuable player, nnd others who wheeled the Stewarts to the championship. Don Henriksen, former University of California star, flipped in 20 points In anced attack. The Stewarts meet Portland, Ore,, today. Oilers Play Today Yardiey, playing with a cast on his right wrist, made only 11 points as his mates from Los Alamitos. Calif., Naval Air Station doused Bedford, I net., Kaler Kandv Kids 91-11. The Navy team plnys Phillips, champion seven out, ot the last nine years, in one ol the highlights of today's eight game schedule. Yardley led the Stewarts to a three-. pacing San Francisco's well-bal- overtime victory over Phillips in last CSL Managers To Meet Tonight Plans for the coming ceason will be discussed at a meeting o* Commercial Softball League managers and sponsors at the Y tonight. , The meeting Is scheduled tot 7:45 and all firms Interested ia sponsoring a team In the leagn* are inviieo 10 nav« a representative present. 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