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?AC« BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1951 Oldtimers Outshine Rookies In 1952 Baseball Inaugurals Schoendienst Leads Cards To Win; Roe Stops Boston Bv .JOE KKICH1.KR Who saifl youth must, he served? Apparently that doesn't go in baseball. Al least, it didn't in tlie major league inaugural K. Kxarlly t\vo dozen rookies, the most in more than ?0 years, saw action yesterday ns Ihe 1^2 sen- son Kot under wny. And while the majority nf them dirl little more Brooklyn Chicago El. Louis Philadelphia New York Pittsburgh Boston Cincinnati NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Prt OB 1 0 1.000 .. 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 ooo i 000 I .000 1 than hold their breath nnd fieht off their nervousness, tip .stepped the erizzled veterans to steal the show. Heie i.s a blow-by-btow account us, the oldsters pnirlically blanked j the yoiink'siers Jn the first round of ; the battle between the vete and the rookies. HoMoil—A cl'tlled ualherina of 4.B01 watched 34-ycar-olrl Preacher ! Fine still the Braves' fonts \viih sev- • en nils as Brooklyn edged out a 3-2 vl [didn't j inning, limiting BoMon ronkle wricht hit Into a double play, St. Louis-- Red Kelioenrlienst, one of the Cardinals' "old «iiard" hammered a first-inning homer to SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. G.B. Mobile 3 o I.ono little Rock 20 1,0*0 set (he Redbird.s' off to a lead they n P. v e r relinquished. Pittsburgh came within one run of wiping out St. Louis' eailv 3-0 lend behind nehlhandor Oerry Ktaley but 37- year - old relief pitcher Alpha Brazle stopped the Pirates cold, retiring the Insl four hatters to elve the Cards a 3-2 victory. A nlcht came crowd of 15.850 saw the Pirates use four freshmen hut it WHS n homer by Ralph Kiner that ncffiunied lor the Bur:; 1 first run and a slnt:!e bv the much-travelled The Dodder southpaw j George Metko\ich that scored the permit n hit after the fifth! other. Dropo-Wllllsim Team Washington Walt Drojiri doubled in two runs and Ted Williams' booming triple accounted for the other sis the Boston Red Sox shut Wakefield Changes Tune Now That He's a Giant New York Club Gives Ex-Detroit Bonus Baby Contract After Trial By JACK HANT) NEW YORK (AP)—The Dick Wakefield who used to boast "I'm the best hitter in baseball" has changed hig tune. Two years of "going through the mill" brought Vfft 551,000 bonus baby to the New York Giants with a new outlook on life. fielders Blllv rioed and Eddie :)f singles, both New Orleans Memphis Chattanooga Nashville Birmingham Atlanta 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 0 3 .500 .500 500 .500 .250 .250 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS American League Boston 3. Washington 0. Cleveland 3, Detroit 2. St. Louis 3, Detroit 0. New York at Philadelphia, rain. National League Brooklyn 3, Boston 2. Chicago 6. Cincinnati 5 (10 innings). St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2. Philadelphia at New York, rain. Southern Assoclatlnn Little Rock 13. New Orleans 8. Nashville 12, Atlanta 4. Chattanooga 14, RirnlinRham Ev. Mobile 5, Memphis 4. I Mrilhews lo a pair ! by Heed. j Chicago — Early Wynn. Cleveland's h; - vein-• old righthander. I saddened 25037 Windy City .specta- j tors, ontpitchini; Jetty Billy Pierce lo pive the Indians a 3-2 triumph over the White Sox. Wynn doled out six h>1,s, holding rookies Her lorlrlRucz nnd Bill Wilson to a doiifole. Garver Sparklrs Detroit—St. Louis unveiled live reshmen in ll.s opener against the Tigers bill II was the pitching of veteran Ned Garver and the hitting of 34-year.old Marty Minion that was responsihle in the 3-0 victory over tlie Bentjnls. Garver doled out singles, one of them to rookie i3nn Taylor and he fanned nine, vlarion paved the way for St. Louis 1 first rim off loser Dizzy front. He doubled In the fourth TODAY'S OAMES American League Cleveland at Chicago. St. Louis at Detroit. Boston at Washington, night. New York at Philadelphia. National League Brooklyn at Boston. Philadelphia at New York, night. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, night. Only games scheduled. Southern Association (Night Games) Mobile at Memphis. Nashville at Atlanta. Chattanooga at BirminshRm. New Orleans at Little Rock. No Standouts In Derby Field, Arcaro Says NEW YORK «>— Eddie Arcaro, who has ridden more Kentucky Derby v.lrmers than any other jockey, said today "I still don't see any standout horses" for the out (he -Senator.*;, 3-0 Mel PnrnMI, tlie .sterling pomhpaw, issur-rt only three hits-to whip the N'M.s for the 15th straight time. Cincinnati — Four rookies appeared In the lineups—two enrh for Chicago nnd Cincinnati—but it wns a third-inning ei'nnd slarn homer by 35-year-old Hunk Saiior nnd n nm-.scorinir pinch hit sinqle by 31- year-old Gene that enabled the Cubs to bent the Reds, G-5, In If) inninps. Hernianski'.s ^nme-wmntnf hit en HIP In the tOth rmrt scored Ransom Jackson, And who do you think checked the Reds in the final Inning. None other than 42-year-olrt Dutch Leonard. Blustery, roUI and u'et veather ruined the onrnine day attempts of the New York Giants nnd Phlla- and eventually scorer! when Tom dolphin. Athletics. Robinson Is 3-1 Choice In Title Bout Tonight By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO W>— More Uian 19.000 fans, wlld-es'ed with anticipation oJ a bloody brawl, will pack Chicago Stadium tonight to watch reckless Rocky Orazlano try to blast the middleweight crown off Sugar Ray Robtnpon. Most observers think the clash* ivon't go more than eight rounds of | the scheduled 15. Robinson Is a 3-1 favorite and odds are even that he will score a knockout Inside eight ' "I hope I can get it over quickly, but If I have to go 15 I'm ready," said Robinson. "Grn/lano Is a guy who can take you out with one punch. I think he's more dangerous than Randy Turpln." Robinson wears 11 Inches of hemstitching nround his eye from gashes opened by Turpin when he lost his middleweight title to Ihe Briton nnd won it back In a rematch last fall. Will Shoot Ki Rocky undoubtedly ing at that old wound with strategy that if he can't belt TKO will be snip. S100.000 gallop at Lousvllle's Churchill Downs May 3. The 36-yenr-olri Cincinnati hooter, who will handle the Calumet farm's Hill Gail this time, says It's Impossible to go out on a limb (or j i'.lV any of Ihe 3-year-olds. ! "At this time, that is. No slick- out may appear until Just before! the race because most of the top candidates have never hooked up with one another this year." Arcaro had just returned from Lexington. Ky.. where he rode Hill Gail to triumph in the Handicap last week. "You know, it never occurred to me until juM the other day. Ben Jones and 1 have never lo^t a Derby " Jones en^r.eed Arcnm In ukc Hill Gail after Cnlumrfs contract I rider — sieve Brook; -- rcsicned. ; "Yes sir. we're tinUin^ nne thou-; sand there." said Arcaro. champion down for the count he might bloody him up enouph to score a TKO. "I am confident I'll \vin by a knockout," snid Rocky. "1 always thoupht I could heat, him and now prove It. I can knock out any j sny I can lilt, nnd I think I can I hit Robinson." George Galnford. Robinson's manager, said: "I Iliink Ray \vlll win, but it won't be easy. Robinson will have, to use caution every minute and not Teams Open Season Tonight LOUISVrLLE, Ky. Wi— The four teams picked to finish In the American Association's flirt division will tear into each other In the season openers today. Defending champion Milwaukee, heavily favored lo repeat In a poll of baseball writers, will be hr\st. to Minneapolis, (he club picked by the writers to share fourth place with Indianapolis. KnnsRis City, named to finish third, entertains St Psul, the club named by the pollsters to repeat in the runtierup ,spnt. The other t.u'o openers find Louis- vlUe at Toledo and Indianapolis nt Columbus. 'Hip Quebec. Canada, asbestos ', pit, produced 716,769 tons in 1343. j First British prime minister to live M N T o- 10 Downing Street was Sir Robert Wtilpote. who took over in lias Houston Seeks Berth in SWC MVC School to Bid For Spot at Meeting In Dallas May 9-10 HOUSTON. Tex., W—Busllini;. nmbilious Univer.sitv of Houston is Koinn after a spot in the Southwest Conference. Seeking to rival Rice institute, already a member of the confer- once, for the sports affections of Houston, the school with 13,000 students — one of the bigeest colleges in the Southwest — will make its hid when the faculty committee of the conference meets in Dallas May D-IO. Houston is the second school to make application in [ess than three weeks. Texas Tech, lone a bidder, entered a formal application March 29. Houston will he seeking entrance in its fourth conference since football became a varsity sport in 184B. The CmiRnr.c started in the Lone Star Conference, then entered the Gull Coast conference and last year was in the Missouri Valley Conference. 4 Games Today Starts IL Season NEW YORK ftp] — The Triple A International Baseball League opened Its 60th consecutive season to- rfay and once again thr powerful Montreal Royals loom as favorites to win the pennant.. Approximately W.CCO Ian.- are expected to shnw up for the four openers which finci Montreal ar Syracuse. Ottnwn at Buffalo. Rorhrster at. Springfield and Toronto at Baltimore. '" "i*. -, *T fi, :-<*;.. :-'"'.-"* /-iVsJffi <\S \-..\AY AS FAL1JXG OTF HORSE — Jockey Join; £leeman (ound himself ahc-id of his mount, Vidanty, midway through the Adjacent Hunts Pony Race at Tavistock. England but remounted and (ini.shed second. Jotlcey Jack Kcnfree, right, atop Stones End, tumblpri moments later, also hopped atward a^ain, took third. (NHA) Sports Roundup By By GAYLE TALBOT itfers Turn On Power In Southern League By The Associated Press Biygost rjucitfon after the shivering second round of southern Association openers was; Who suffered most from the cold—the fans or the pitchers? It was definitely a hitter's night*—- y.*mtrv spell Blind SJiot Putter Enters Kansas Relays is an unseasonable kept fans awny. Last night's openers included three of the big cities of the circuit — Atlanta. Birmingham and Memphis — hut the big- The scores .show that most of the moimrl.srne.ti were as cold ns the fans. Lit Up Rock blasted New Orleans 13-8, Nashville slugged Atlanta 12-1, Chattanooga jolted Birmingham 14-5, and Mobile edged Memphis ,s-4. Eri Head's front-running Mobile entry hustled the psinie rijilit from under Memphis' nose. The embarrassed Chicks blew ;\ 4-run lead nnd snw Dnn Zi miner. Mobile's short.stnp swifty, race home with the winning run in the ninth innin after a fly ball. I'rhs Hit \Vrll Little Rock's defending champions put on a brilliant hitting show for ,=1.421 home folks in their 1952 debut. The Travs. paced by Hal Simpson, last year's most valuable player, rocked five New Orleans hurlers for 16 hits. Simpson clubbed n homer, double and two singles and drove in four runs. Verne U'i!!Um;;on, the Rock's liny veteran, was tlie winning pitcher, but n-'ericd relief from rookie Dick H[>ek..L';r.c\ in the :-eventh. The Furcrf.s wiis (he seccnd cl the year for Little Rnck. Cnu'ktTs L/isc Nashville was a bltr factor in (he ni^lu's sUijjems pattern. The Vnls slammed the Atlanta crackers den per into the loop cellar with n robust, la-hit assault on five Atlanta pitchers. Leading the batting feast was rookie outfielder Dusty Rhodes, who ramined a pair of homers nnd a triple, Only 5,788 HEEjENA, Ark. W — Veteran l Ians turned out. Umpire Zeke fShowboati Johnson ] Chattanooga gave Birmingham has asked Cotton Slates Lea sue, f ins ons of the mo.u unpleasant President A3 Hsraway to place i openers in Baron history. The Look- him on the voluntary rc'.ireri list. \ n11t!5 mauled starter Jim Wallace •Tohnson is a quarry worker nt; :| nd reliever Jack Unrtsell for six Fayettpville in the oft season. He, nins in the third inning and en- has been an umpire in the Class \ .invert otbc-r scoring clusters in tbe LAWRENCE, Kan. «•— -Blind Bill Bangert. former University of Mis- jsouri and Purdue football star, will use. the Kansas Relays here Saturday as warmup ground in his bid for a berth on the United States Olympic team. Bangert. who lost his eyesight in recent years because of a rare gj allergy, will participate in the shot 'Showboat 7 Asks To Be Retired put Saturday. While it's officially an exhibition here. Bangert is dead eriotis about winning a spot on the U. S. Olympic team. ' "I have plenty of time to throw the shot at home," Bill said, "but that isn't the same as working under fire. I can get into the competitive spirit in the relays." The 6 feet 5. 265 pound athlete heaved the 16-pound iron 56 feet ^i inches in an exhibition at the Missouri High School Indoor Track Meet at Columbia, Mo., this spring. That toss compared with a put of 54 feet 7 ?i inches by Darrow Hopper, the relays defending NEW YORK to—The Giants were sitting around In (he locker room peeling off their uniforms after their yesterday's opener against the Phils had been called by rain. and. Mnnauer Leo Durocher was parrying questions from a dozen writers in his adjoining office. The subject principally was Dick Wakefield, the wandering boy who just had been signed to a Giants contract as a pinch-hitter, an act broadly comparable to a last-hour reprieve from the governor. Nobody else had wanted the strange young outfielder even a little bit Leo, who never docs things b> halves, had just said he was crazj about Wakefield when somebody a^ked him what he thought he could do about the Wakefield dis position. "Disposition?" he yelped. "What in hell dr. I care about his dis position as long as he hits tha' ball for me? All I can tell you is that I like him and everybody on this club likes him and he's tickled to death to be with That's good enough for me am I'll tell you Dick's going to do al right. "Wants U) Play" "I never saw him before in | life and I'm not payinp any at temion to the things they about him not liking to piny base ball. He says he wants to pi; baseball now for us and (hat's : I'm interested in. He'll get chance from me." The listeners knew they wer beins subjected to the Duroche treatment, most of them bavin heard tlie same routine on othe occasions, but they didn't mind They knew that Leo really meanl or at least thought he meant, wha he was saying, and they also kne^ that he had been getting som amazing results the past two year by pouring on the old oil. Two seasons ago the St. Louis "They took me out of the base- icnt," he said In gratitude at tha '•• .Hants' announcement they had him to a player contract. I don't set my goals too high. just hope it's good enough to tick with the club, I hope I can - elp." Does Wakefield still think he can it? : "I can still hit rlghthanded itching," he said. "Let's put it hat way, T haven't played against efthamiers In five years. Every ime a lefthander pitches, I go on he bench, I'm about se v 'en pounds over- veight. It will take me time to eet back my timing. After you've gone through the mill, you don't -ay you're going to hit .350 of .300 ,200. Just lei the hitting come as it may," Paid $51,000 You all know the history of WakefieM. How the late Walter Briggs paid him 551.000 — base- jail's first big bonus—and a Packard car to sign in 1941, he hit .355 in 1944 and lost it. uW le wandered from door lo door in : the majors after Detroit sold him Allowing a .206 season in 1 49. Balked at the Yanks trading him lo Chicago and finally wound up in the Pacific Coast League. Last year wns almost a total blank for Wakelield. This spring he tried to hook on again. Cleveland gave him a trial on the invitation of Hank Greenberg. "They had II outfielders," h« said. "They didn't need anybody. They did me a favor br letting me get in shape for three weefca. I called Paul Richards at tha White Sox and he was interested but Lane (General Manager Frwifc Lane) snid no. Gave Glovec Awagr "I started to clean out my &tuff, Even gave my gloves away to tto« neighbor's kid. Then T red in the pa'per about Monte Irvin getting hurt. My landlord said, 'Give him a call, What can you lose?' So I did. He wanted to know if I was in shape and I told him I was a little behind. A couple of dlks later I get 5 call telling me to Join the Giants in Houston. "They treated me like T was Joe DiMaggio. All I wanted was a , chance. The pitchers were .nice, to • me and threw a lew down the champion from Texas A. &: M., the Texas relays. C Cotton States Leapue since 1550. ' Nn National Flouer The United Sin t PS riofs not have nil official national (lower. A number of hilL- naming such i MOM.ET h;ne brpn introduced in Con erf?.-. but there Is ?o much difference nl opinion as to the selection of the Mower that, no official action ever has brrn taken, sixth, seventh and dance was 4,175. ninth. Atten- Muscle Injury Sidelines Miksis CINCINNATI I,?)—Eddie Miksis. the Chicnga Cuhs star second basp- mnn, is cxppctrd Jo he sidelined in rinys with a pulled muscle in his rn^ht los. Miksis aggravated the old injury yesterday when the Cubs shaded the Reris 6-5 in 10 innings in the ?en.-on's opening game. ' Manner Phil Cavarretta said , rest is the only cure for the injury. \ ^ hi Wakefield probably signed n con- met close to the $5,000 major e.igue minimum. But it's all up : him. If he can generate any of . : power he showed in his .355 cason at Detroit, he can name • 13 oivn ttckeu : hat he can succeed in igniting » park whore other managers niled. Cardinals decided that Jim Hearnjnllcv. And I hit « couple." was tor> Interested in ^olf find oiher pursuits to pitch any longer j for them, and they let Leo have ! him at {he waiver price. Leo tnld Jim that, personally, he thought he probably was the greatest pitcher m the National League, and Jim has come very near proving him correct, Son ps Up Boys The "new" Durocher devotes a lot of time to soaping up the boys, and they respond to it by putting out a little extra for him. We are convinced that the present generation of players will extend themselves more consistently for a ma nicer of this type than they will for the martinets of the old school. Not that Durocher can't •till be a tough little man when ie needs to be, but he has learned when to turn It off and on. Don't worry about him not knowing all about Wakefield. Some- Recent observations of over 2,000 Michigan produces more suit (Iwn I leghorns al Cornell University show nny other state In United States) that death? from tumors and leu-j where in his desk he has the full br>rnii*.r> of a he.ivv layrr of solirt i kor-is WCTR twice as creat in the! "bonk" on the handsome young ?nlf which underlies much of the ponrlv Mr-shed birds as in the well-S Detroit hov - L e° knows, but- he Is town- peninsula. fleshed bird;-, ' ju?t ennugh of nn egotist to believe A BETTER AWNING... AT A MASS MARKET PR3CE! 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