The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1952 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 7, 1952
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MONDAY, 'APRTL 7, I95S BT,V'1'HKVIT/M! (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Is Day of Dead Ball Making Comeback? By RALPH ROD EN Major league hitters are beginning to suspect that some one is sabotaging the official league baseballs. ° ,, * ' * . * * * * Spahn Looks Headed For Greatest Season. Could it be that some "dead baits," famous !n grandpa ppy's day, have found their way into the usual batch of "rabbit" balls? Warren Spahn and Ernie John»on of the Boston Braves are the latest pitchers to lend support to the hitter's belief. Spahn and Johnson teamed up and pitched the Braves to a 1-0 no-hit victory over' the Brooklyn Dodgers at Chattanooga, Tcnn., yesterday before 9,098 fans. The masterpiece was the third no-hit no-run game of the spring, on unprecedented feat. From 1939 until this season only five no-hitters were pitched in Grapefruit League competition. Jim Hearn and Monte Kennedy of the New York Giants pitched 1951!'s first no-hitter, beating the Chicago Cubs, 10-0, on March 17. Rookie righthander Steve Rldzik of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched the second gem, downing the St Louis Cardinals, 3-0, last Friday Spahn toiled the first seven innings and allowed only one Dodger, Roy Campnncllu, who walked !ti the- fifih, to get on base. Dick Williams, through an error, was the only Brook 10 reach base during Johnson's two mnings. Preacher Roe, veteran Dodger leftander, was almost as good- He blanked the Braves on six h;Us until the ninth when Wiilard Mar shall homered with two <mt to win the game. Roe, one of baseball's leading breeders of "g o p h c r I pitches," has allowed four home 1 runs this spring. > The crowd booed when Spahn was lifted for a pinch-hitter in ihe seventh. But manager Tommy ' Holmes explained latt:: •: : . "Spahn has gone nine before. I know lie's ready, and I wanted to get a look at this other kid. He's been bothered by a sore arm and | hasn't pitched' much." j Johnson, up with the Braves in : 1950, won 15 and lost 4 for Milwaukee during .the regular American Association season in 195 L. The rookie righthander \von five more games during the playoffs. Heavy Slurring Heavy hitting featured the majority of the remaining game Service bound Ted Williams and Walt Dropo socked a pair of LYNCHBURG, Va. W) — Stylteh Warren Spahn. regarded by his Boston Braves teammates as baseball's outstanding southpwa pitcher, was shmlng bows today with young Ernie Johnson for a no -,< :it-no-run performance against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Spahn. a 20-phis winner lor the inst three .seasons, never has looked letter than this spring. He hit his 952 peak at Chattanooga, Tenn,, •csterday, despite the (act he was lot credited with the 1-0 victory iver the Dodgers. Johnson Winner The triumph went to Johnson, vho drew a second try out chance \Hh the Tnliesmen nfler crmipil- np an impressive 15-4 record for he Milwaukee farm club last sen- >on. Johnson look over for Spahn frame before Wiilard Marshall settled the game with his two- ut mmh inning burner against j 'icacher Koo. Spahn struck out three and walked one Dodger during his seven nnings stint. He retired the first 3 to face him, issued the pass o Roy Campanello, and then set homers apiece to lead the Boston! BRIEF VICTORY—Ann Claire, Red Sox to an 8-4 triumph over Oklahoma City of the Texas League at Oklahoma City. The Pittsburgh Pirates- poundett out 15 hits including home run 'by Ted Beard and Ralph Kiner to bury the Chicago Cubs, 13-1, at New Orleans, La. • Home runs highlighted the Philadelphia Phils' 9-8 triumph over the Cardinals at Columbia, S.C. Del Ennis and Forrest Burgess connected for the Phils and Solly Heinus, Enos Slaughter imd Peanuts Lowrey for the Cards. The Cleveland Indians trounced the New York Giants, 9-4 at Dallas. ' Sal Maglie of the Giants was of Miami Beach, Fla., voted "Miss Brevity" of 1952, models her "coronation" costume as she displays her victory trophy. AAU Mitt Tourney Starts BOSTON l.P—A talented group of young belters from all corner; of the United States and.Hawai start a thrce-itay punchfest today for ten National AAU boxing cham pionships at the Boston Garden Teams representing Han Fran OKI iviiigue 01 me v_riam5 was . ,, ^^ri tagged for nil nine Cleveland hits " sco ' "" wa " "" rt Ph"ade.lphia are including home runs by Larry ^° r , ed ,J° r , th ?' ca !T '" Ilrels nl ! K)n " ng home runs by Dofay and Al Rosen. Home runs by Hank Bauer and Bob Cerv gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 decision over Atlanta of the Southern Association. The Cincinnati Reds edged Washington, 3-2 at Charlotte, N. C. Browns Will Use ^ Ace Ned Carver Today SHREVEFORT, La. UV-The* St. Louis Browns planned to use ace Ned Carver on the mound today as they start a four-game swing with the Chicago Cubs. Normally a slow starter in the spring, Garver has been sharp this season, running up 17 scorc- innings before the Pittsburgh the field of 150-odii tioxers iron 20 sectional associations. H.V The Associated Tress GOLF AUGUSTA. Oa. — Sam'Sir won his second Master's tourna- merit, shooting a 12-hole score o[ Dodgers arc battllilsr each other tooth and nail, both on and off the field, it is not at all unlikely that Eddie Stanky, freshman st.'l.outs manager, could steer his dark horse Cardinals past the feuding intorborouKh rivals right Into the World Series. That, nt least, is wlml the writer predicts win happen. R,,, ^ 1( ; 0 ^, o infliucd because of havinc been fortunate lo pick bnth pennant winners in 1951, as well as six of the last seven Natloiial League victors i Dodgers finished second in '501 the choice here is the Cards who finished third lust year. 15\i games behind the Ginnt-s. lUanf* Hurt The Giants brut;;t [lie best piichiru: staff in the Icasnie but the loss of Momo hvin, whri fractured his j ankle last week, was a crippling blow to their chances to repeat. Also, they are certain lo miss pitched the Boston Braves to .a Stanky. who contributed so much [1-0. no-hit, victory over the Brook-1 to their conie-from-behind pennant faiiMi' 11 Dodgers. conquest last year. They also lac LITTLE MAN'S LINE—Kddie Gncdol. the midficl w]>o walked m his one slunt appearance at bat for lllc Browns ;i( Spoi-tsman's Polk last Summer, his selections in the upcoming AIIHT- ican League race. A Chicagoon, lie has the White Sox on Inn says his ex-boss, Bill Vceck, may have a dark horse. (NEA)-' Stanky's Birds Are Named To Take It All in Ry JOB RKICHLER ,j i^K y° RK .( Ap )—The defending champion New York Giants and the powerful Brooklyn Dodgers, in lino with most of the experts, will have eves onlv for each other That might prove to be the iinfloiii K for both chilis. ' ' •'"<". Porj while Ihe Giants and. and contagion!! hustle that has ilayed such a vital role in bringing pennants to three clubs within a 'Pace of five years. With few exceptions it is Snead Win, Or Others Just Lose Masters? 286. PHOENtX, Ariz. — Mrs. Lylc Bowman of Richmond, Calif., woti the Trans-Mississippi golf tourna- '"HO HASKl.'TAl.t. MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis a difficult Job replacing Willie Mays, the fine young crnterlieldei j Lakers nip Rochester Royals, 82-80,! whose call tn service is imminent, to win western division semi-final | The loss of ace righthander 13on playoff scries, 3-1. Newcombe has hurl the Dodgers d^n .he ue*t eight batters ,n . ^ntr^e^g M.rJorVe"^..,, Decalur, III., 1 up. •o\v. Campy Fans Johnson, a righthander, struck out Campauetla and George Shul>a during his two innings turn and :he lone Brooklyn runner to rach 311 him was Dick Williams, who tampered to first as Shortstop Jack Cusick was juggling his roundel;. Boston writers were unable to recall a spring training no-hitler Braves' pitcher. It was the ihird turned in during the current training season. Steve Ridzik, the Philadelphia Phils' rookie righthander, drew sole credit for such an outstand- performanco. against the St. Louis. Cnrdinals last Friday and Jim Hearn and Montic Kennedy of ihe New York Giants combined for a no-hitter against, the Chicago Cubs on March 17. TENNIS PALM BEACH, Fla., — Top- seeded 1'ic Seixas of Philadelphia won the Everglades Club invitation tennis tournament by whipping Billy Talbert of New York 6-4 2-C BASKIIAI.L CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., — War ren Spahn and liACi.xr. where they were the weakest last AINTUKE, England — Teal (100-i year— in the pitching; deportment. 7) won the Grnlld National Steeple-1 Although there have been glowing chase as 37 of 47 starters fell and! reports on the progress of five jockeys went in the hospital. Labine. Ben Wade :md NEW YORK — Spartan Valor <$4.00) easily won the SM.OOO Excelsior Handicap at Jamaica, cov- the 20 victories Ruthertord. il is most unlikely Ihiit any of, ihe trio can make up ering Ihe niile-nnd-one-sixteenth in ! with him to the Albany, Calif. — Maicadoi (11.10 won the $15.000 added Oakland Handicap at Golden Gate Fields. Ernie Johnson 1 Time for the mile was 1::35:6. Derby Talent To Run Today NEW YORK M — Four three- year olds which figure high in match strides at Jamaica today in a race thai is not likely to prove anything ns far as the 78th running of the Churchill Downs classic on May 3 is concerned. The race, styled the High Quest in honor of the great Brookmeadc Stable runner of two decades ago, brings together Greentree's Tom Fool, champion two-year-old of 1951 Alfred Vanderbilt'B Cousin; E. B. Benjamin's Primate, the Cain Hoy stable's Armagedden and two others. But it is only a six-furlong affair, quite a number of stride? from the mile nnd one-quarter Q] the $100,000 added Derby. Welches Take On Three Tonight In another of the "Welch Brothers vs. the World" series, Wrestling Promoter Mike Meroney brings Joe and Hoy of the famous grappling clan back to the American Legion arena tcnight. The pair will meet three tonshies —Don Cortcz. Jack M-ody and Red Roberts—in a special five-man tag event. The Welches have told Meroney that if they lose they will give their share of the purse to chari- Co/ McLish Is Released By Chicago SHREVEFOR.T, La. I.Tl—Fitch- • Cal McLish, who had a 4-10 record with the Chicago Cubs last year, -has been released outright to the team's Los Angeles farm club of the Pacific Coast League. The 26-year-old righthander has had a sore arm during most of the spring training. The Cubs, whose eight-game winning streak was shattered yesterday by the Pittsburgh Pirates, 13-1, are hoping that three of their regulars soon will be able to return lo action. Second Baseman Eddie Miksis has a Charley horse. Shortstop Roj Smalley has a severe cold, and Third Baseman Ransom Jackson is nursing minor bruises and cuts. Jackson was hurt Saturday when he tumbled in the Pirate dugout while chasing a foul fly. Williams Slated For Combat Duty \VILLOW_GROVE. Pa. Hv-Capl. Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox star, will probably see combat duty as a ^^arine flier, a spokesman at the Marine Air Reserve Train- Ing Command here believes. Commenting on the recall to active duty of Williams, and Jerry Colenmn. New York Yankee infielder, the officer said, "it's good bet Williams 'onri all oilier recalled fliers will see combat." Williams is due to report May 2 for some two months of preliminary training before going to Cherry Point, N. C. for specific assignment, he said. Coleman is due to] report to a West Coast base the same dav. Newcombe Army. look . The writer picks the order, finish this way: 1. St. Louis 2. Brooklyn 3. Philadelphia 4. New York 5. Jioston 6. Cincinnati 1. Pittsburgh 8. Chicago The Redblrds, who haven't won in six years, appear ready to dial Icnge again. If there Is a pennant left in the trusty old combination of Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter Reel Schoendlenst and Harry Bre- chcen, this should be the year to bring- it off. The presence of Stanky, both as a player and manager, Is certain to aid the Card cause. He has brought to the Cards the same Inspiring leadership, flaming spirit same team Iliat captured 23 of ILi | last 32 games in 1961, n feat that was ovc! shadowed by the Giants' miraculous finish. DOUBLE DUTY—Four of UCLA Coach Heel Sanders' grid stars hover around Bruin Baseball Coach Art Reichle as they report to diamond drills with their double allegiance showing. Left to right, Donn Moomaw, Don Foster, Ted Narleski. and Paul Cameron. In football, Cameron led the Pacific Coast Conference in total on*««ac. Narleski was the southern division batting champion ID 19S1 with a .393 averaee. fNEA! Notice to Farmers: I represent the HOHKHT I,. DORTCH SEED FARMS, of Scntt Arkansas. In tills territory. At present I have shout •300 hushel> of DOilTCH SOY Nn. 2 IlllGEDERS BEANS AIM a few of thti NEW 87 VARIETY. MRS. HOWARD BOWEN Day Phone 6218 Night Phone 8061 Located 300 yds. So. of city limits, Hiway Rl .Pirates recently broke H. | There will be no time limit and After the game here the two I l '' vo referees will handle the two- clubs move north for successive: ont-of-three lalls affair. • games at Oklahoma City, Wichita [ • - and Topeka, Kas. Good Hit, No Score-Cards RALEIGH, N. C. W — The St Louis Cardinals can produce hits but they are still shy on the run side. The Cards dropped their fourth consecutive decision to the Philadelphia Phils yesterday. 9-8. They outhit the Phils 17 to 10 and picked up another five runners on walks. But 12 men were left stranded. Veteran Enos Slaughter tried to liven the Cardinal attack with' his first home run of the season in the fifth inning. Firemen Are Too Late WEST FSAimFCRT. Ill (AP> — At 2 a.m. an aiaitn r-riited 1 rc.^n out of bed and the merit was cold Tney made the run — to a dog hitisc- Their report: Dog unhurt, hoiif? destroyed, S10 damage, cause unknown. Ihampion Mother ATIKOKAN. Oil. CAP)—Cham- j pion ninther of this Xorthwestern j Ontario district appears to be Mrt. i F-\ TennfVoe of nearby Quetico. A j eto." ?hter born recently brings her j trial to 19 children, of whom 18 are ] living: I Proteins are found in all living 'cells. DISTIUERY, EST. louisviut, KENTUCKY i»« KENTUCKY' STRAIGHT » 0 U R B O N WHISKEY • QQ P»OO» CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sizet up to 36 in. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes up to 84 In. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flond Gates Concrete i- Metal Septlo Tanki Sewer Tile Best Prlcct . We Dellrer , Hiihway 61 at State Line Thone 714 Yankee Rookie Has Scoreless Skein Halted COLUMBUS. Ga. (ft — Rookie Lefthander Harry Schaeffer's consecutive scoreless inning streak for the New York Yankees was halted at 13 yesterday by the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association. Schaeffer pitched the first seven innings in the same won by the Yankees, 5-4. He was tagged for th'ree runs including a pair of tremendous homers by Outfielder Bob Monlag. 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