The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1952 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 18, 1952
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T, JWT M, MM I Th« Midget League Deserves Your Support - Just Ask Any of the Kids „< JI TV? J 0 ."I* bunoh 0( 4ids who are ln h °" heav ™ tn spi'« of the heat and six Inches of dust then take a trip out to the Ninth Street Park some evening and watch the Midget Leaguers In notion Ju*t to watch these kids play bateball .will do your heart good. There's no Ty Cobbs, Stan Musials or Joe DiMaggioe in the bunch but you'll &ee tome 20-odd youngsters playing their hearts out purely for the love of the game. You'll see the grass roots of baseball, the diamond stars of tomorrow well covered with rough edges a« Jagged as a well-chewed finger nail. But, If you are a true baseball fan, then you'll love every minute of it. There's always a lot of lauehs but don't let any of these kids hear you. They take Ihls thing seriously and to them every game Is just as important as a late September victory is to R major league pennant contender. Some of the srcres may be a bit lopsided be-1 c.inse flefensire play is thrown , L o < the winds In favor of the resound- j Ins thud of wood against horsfhidet but to the kids it's baseball the! good old-fashioned cow pasture way, I The Midget League was formed as the first step in what Illythe- vflle Y officials hope will soon be a well-balanced kid baseball program. The main aim. of course. Is to furnish more supervised recreation for the city's youngsters but at the same lime the Y officials are hoping to start a steady flow of talent for future American Le, gton and Y Junior teams. •j Plans are already In the mill for 8 league similar to the Midget League for boys who will be too old for the pee-wees after this season and who are still too young for Junior baseball. When and If Thus, the Midget League is > big part in the city's recreation program, which incidentally is one of the best In this area considering the facilitels the city has to offer, and a well-rounded recreation program Is just as much a part of a city's growth as Its schools, industries and agricultural program. So It's your duty as a citizen to give these youngsters some support, moral or otherwise. Keller Does Okay Charley Keller, who list week sl-ncrl a St. Louis Cardinal contract for a bntlus reported lo he somewhere between SSfl.flOO and S15.000, got his tisrt laste of professional baseball Tuesday night anrl did right well for himself. Charley nlavcrt the full K 3nie at first h.ise for tbe Houston (Te\.) Buffn.lors nf the Tevas League anrl got a run-srorlne; single, a base on balls and scored a run In five times al the pl:t(e. Afirld he handled nine chances flawlessly, snared a pop bunt and turned H Into a iltmblo nlay by rirkinir a runner nff third. Rui It was all for a logins cause as- Tulsa lopped Houston fi-3 . . . Charley has a e°"<l rlnnre of petllne in quite a bit of artioii with Ifnuslnn tbe remainder of the season for arcordtntr to tbe report we received Houston'."! regular first baseman is 35 and tbe Buffs were in need of some relief for him. Y Juniors Rout W. Memphis 27-0, Play Nat Buring Today Stemac Hurls Three-Hitter T ~ ___^ J Hurls Three-Hitter As Team Gets 6th in Row ffc • Coacl \, Jim . my Fisher's Blytheville Y juniors went after then- seventh win ln H row at Number N'ine Park this afternoon when they clashed with the strong Nat Buring Pack \"»*™? V n y tCRm ° f the Mem ' lhis American Legion Junior League. The game was scheduled for 2:30. Yesterday the Juniors nut on their finest display of power of the season when they humiliated the West Memphis American legion Junior team 27-0 in a game played at West Memphis, n Ivas t^j,. sixth \vin in n row, their 10th of the season and iheir second over West Memphis. Eddie Steinac. the luniors' lanky nshthander. turned in a three-hit pitching gem to Hack up his team's 13-hit attack. He gave lip only three bases on balls, hit one batter and struck out nine. Only nine runners reached base and only one got as far a.? second as the Juniors coupled a fine rie- Detroil tensive game with lense. ] The Juniors neie rtue to face « real test this afternoon, however .The Nat Burin., tesm, coached oy i Rube Boyce, the former Osceola! High School coach, is one of the i i strongest teams in the Memphis' KfK Vorlc leasue. ' ^* * -•-'Coach Fisher said their big AMERICAN LEAGUE W I, Pet. New York 52 33 .612 Boston 47 37 .560 Cleveland 48 38 558 Washington 45 39 .535 -- .. .534 hiladelphla 1-ouls Bums^attenJJp' in 2nd Division Q ' I p» fl i —., _ T2-1 Verdict Over he » ljer - A» »i« -rmia loot it* uirk KP^T £»v£»c anH R/-i R-a « • .. f erl ,i 6 , With< * »<"«!• MI n,™ uiv_r\. ixdj^AtJS aMQ DIQ D9t Reds Was 35frh "me* now measurln B vl Quick Reflexes and Big Earned Keller His Bonus By Et'OKNE SMITH Of the Tonesboro Sun JONESBORO w-seveiily-f,ve thousand dollars Jor a right-handed Win in 36 Games By JACK HAND Associated Press Spurts Writer "Never give a sucker »n even 45 47 37 35 27 AT. .402 .321 GB 6'i Brooklyn I St. Louis Chicago Philadelphia -NATIO.VAI, LEAGUE W L Pel. Boston Cincinnati j No Size Ltniii on R-iss j In answer to a number of queries ..-. J.*,,LUI uuotkjan. ,. ucu iinu ii i received by this department during this league Is formed it v;ill bridge j the past several days there is no the gap between the midgets and i size limit on bass in Arkansas. Ae- the Y's junior program and it will i rordine to T. A. McAmis of the allow the kids to graduate each 1 State Game and Fi?h Commission, year from one league lo the next!the regulation on ba^s now is the and not have a dead period In which same for crappie. you must keep the boys must play without super- what you catch regardless of size, vision or with boys superior In age, But, the daily take limit for bass and In ability. I is still the same—eight. r -' --•"" this morning i that he would send big Jerrv Dver •to the mound against the" Mem - phians but that, he would have Jan, Rnyder and Stemac ready in case I Pittsburgh they are needed. Stemac was never in any serious trouble yesterday. He pitched hitless ball for three Innings and never allowed more than one hit in any one inning. Bob Children. Jnc Bynum, Joe Whisenhunt and B.">b Lee Hill each I 56 52 49 41 40 36 35 25 718 .634 .563 .518 .476 .429 .412 .281 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta Chattanooga New Orleans AD J 1 6 6 Farmers Bank Tops Kilowatters in CSL The farmers Bank Money Changers blasted two slxtn inning home runs yesterday afternoon to hand the league leading Ark-Mo-Southwestern Bell Kilowatters their third loss of the season 6-4 In a Commercial Softball League game at. Maloney Park. Cox and Gann clouted the two* bis blows. Both came with the bases empty. • And the Money Changers coupled : some tight defensive ball with their b;g offensive attack. In the last of the fifth inning with the score tied i at four-all the Kilowatters had the I bases loaded and only one out. Deen hit a fly ball to Hogan tn left field and then Hogan cut down the vinnlng run at the plate with a perfect throw to catcher Ross Caldwell to save the day. Then came the big sixth and the Money changers' two homers. The Jlmior chamber rf ^ Cox Was winner rnerce Midget League team hung a Parrish was on the mound for I IJ -5 loss on the Rotary Club entry the Kilowatters and was charged I ir > " league game at the Ninth Slrect with the loss Robert Cox was the j Park yesterday afternoon. Jerry Brown pitched for the victorious Jaycee team and Jayroe worked for the Rotary. Both pitchers gave up but three hits but loose fielding hurt Jayroe. The victory was the third of the season for the Jaycees giving them I a 500 average for the season. The] Toss was the fifth of the season (or Rotary against one victory. Mike Terry's triple was the big blow for the Jaycees. League play will resume Tuesday afternoon with the Yarbro Co-ops playing the Lions club. Defeat Rotary Brown and Jayroe Allow 3 Hits Each But Errors Plentiful gat three hits to pact BlVthevilTe at the plate. Blytheville Long 2b •Stanfield Mosley If Garner c-2b Chlldress ib Bynum cf 5 Whisenhimt 3b 5 Hill ss 6 West rf 5 Stemac p 4 Halstead c o Totals , 49 •struck iut for Long In 7th Birmingham Memphis Little Rock W 53 53 52 50 46 43 48 39 first baseman who is nol too fasl nfooil That's what the St. Louis Cardl- i nals reportedly gave 19-year-old Charley Keller of Jonesb'oro re- cenlly lor sterling a contract. Charley, now with Houston of the class AA Teaxas League, was born on the Fourth of July, and he's been causing fireworks ever since fili He comes from » family which ,[i£ has furnished many basketball plav lg ers in Arkansas, but he Is the fir.s'l 244 of the elan to become a lop-rate diamond prospect. ! Keller's siauing for a biff bonus \ was not surprising to Noilheast " B [Arkansas baseball fans. When he was jusl 14. he played /or a seini- " I pro team against Helena, Ark ol :!,N'he Class c Cotton Slates I.eaeue '•> ' J and collecled three hits in four i trips, one of them n home mn. When he was IB. he played in two gainos against Harry Wnlkef's major league all-stars in a postseason tour and picked tip four safeties in the pair of tussles. Terry Moore, who then was completing his active playing career, was among the all-stars. Now a coach 23 244! Pet .504 .564 .553 | for the Cards, Moore is reported ,521 j to have been one of the strong .419 i supporters o( Keller's demand lor .538 .424 West Memphis Craig rf Smith 3b Martin c Spicer ss-p Moore p-ss Lawrence If Coburn 2b Johnson cf Pall Ib Totals AB 4 City Softball Standings COMMERCIAL LEAGUE Team Kiowattfrs Dirty Sox Money Chaneers . Planters . ." Leather Pullers . I,. 3 4 7 7 10 Pel. .769 VESTERBAT'S RESULTS American League Boston 2 Chicago 1 Cleveland 11-4 New Vork 6-J Washington 1 Detroit o St. Louis 9-1 Philadelphia 6-3 National League Brooklyn 3 Cincinnati 3 (11 Innings) St. Louis 3 New York } Pittsburgh 2-4 Philadelphia I-J Boston 1 Chicago 0 Southern Association Little Rock 3-6. Memphis 1-1 Atlanta 5. Birmingham 1 Chattanooga 4, Nashville 3 Mobile at New Orleans (21, PPE- rain. the big brims. TODAY'S GAMES National League New York at Chicago. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh, night. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, night. Boston at St. Louis, night. American League Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Boston, night. St. Louts at Washington, night. Detroit at Philadelphia, night e - Southern Association P2 ' Atlanta at Birmingham : nj Nashville st Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock New Orleans at Memphis winning pitcher Both sides collected six hits. In addition to his home run Gann also got a single to lead the Money Changers at bat. Deen's Iriple was the Kilowatters' big blow. The loss cut the Kilowatters' lead to only a game and a half over the-second place Courier News Dirty Sox. LWjnie play was scheduled to continue this afternoon with the Duro- Chrome Leather Pullers slated to play Planters Hardware Juveniles M 5:40. Midget Leaguers Beat Manila 9-5 A combined team of Klwanls Club ind Yarbro Co-Op Midget Leaguers handed the Manila Littie League team a 9-o lo.ys at the Jaycee Park In Manila last night. Jimmy Bruce, of the Yarbro team I tnd who played shortetop for Ihel Blythcville mldgete. won the game In the fourth inning with a bases Joaded homer to left, field. James Privett of the Klwanls Club was the winning pitcher He worked the first three and two- B.4V IVI.MIOW LEAGUE Lifers n Chevrolet* 7 Mead's 5 Plowboys 4 Moose 3 YMCA '.'.'._' 2 .917 .600 .417 .364 .273 .222 Midget League Standings thirds Inntngs with Bill Wyatt of Yarbro working the last one and one third innings. Don Cunningham and Leona Shedd worked for Manila. The game was the first half of I <-n nrc light rloubleheader. in the nightcap the Manila Jaycees were defeated 10-9 by a Lepanto semipro .team. Willis Harris Joins Langston-McWaters Lions American Leelon Yarbro Jaycees Rotary Khvants V 5 4 4 3 1 0 Amateur Golfers Begin Qualifying CAMDEN, Ark. MV-A field of 200 amateur golfers began qualifying today for the ehumplonsh'ip flight. In the llffh annual Ouachila Valley Golf Tournament at the Camden Country club. . Gene Keeney. Texarkani attorney and president of the Arkansas Golf Association, will be shooting for his fourth title In the tourney. Has Keen Eyes But fans seeing Keller for Hie first time can't believe he could be big bonus timber. He's slow afoot, and more or less lumbers around the bases. And the fact that bs is right-handed afield is certainly no asset to a first baseman. But the boy's keen eves and razor-sharp reflexes mean" tbe dll- a pitch to a quarter of an Inch. Though he bas sufficient power, most of his hits are singles direcied to the proper field to push runners around. In the field, Keller's reflexes are responsible for his sensational fielding. He just doesn't make errors, and he gets the jump on balls hit in his direction with the quickness of a cat. t Last spring at the University of Kentucky, where he was a fr'esh- rnan, Keller led the team In hitting with a ,349 mark. He had a pertect fielding record- Turned TloK-n 512,000 Last summer he turned down $42,000 from one major league leant in favor of a basketball scholarship al Kentucky, .where he won a place on the varsity squad I as a freshrnan. Keller has been in the limelight Just about all his life. He made the all-stnte baskclball tennis four straight years while playing for Jonesboro High School, and set a Class A state tournament scoring record of 37 points while a soph- more. Bui he's still the unassuming lad be was at in. He has learned one Important lesson—never take anything for granted. He bears down on every pilch and on every chance afield, "When they start getting too easy that's when you start errors," 1 he philosophies. break Chuck Dressen Is play] calliope to film flam ng (he old the poor Against MIC boltotn ,liree clubs Hie Dodsers perform with the finesse of a shell game operator m a fireman's carnival, Mnybe the boys will calch on before 'the show leaves town but it's Belling The Brooks have won 35 of "•" rjmncs-a glitleriiiK ,H72 rmcol innings and rolled up 15 hits against Boston, Cincinnati nl ,,i . ""• including a homer and Iriple KINO KONG II Charley Keller, no relation tr> the erstwhile Yankee great, took « henllhy cut at the ball breaking in with the Cardinals' Houston farm club after signing for a fat bonus with the St. Louis Nationals. (NEA) Play in City Net Tourney Starts Today against Boston, Cincinnati Pittsburgh, the 6th. 7lh and 8th ! place clubs. Asa lust tho rest of Ihe lenRiic-, they're playing Just .500 ball with 21 wins nnd 21 defeats, It isn't always easy. Vcsterday . It took ll inning., nl Cincinnati!! before Carl Purlllo finally broke il up with n rim-scorlng single, Brooklyn now bas » 12-1 record against the Reds. 13-n against Bos- Ion nnd 10-0 against Pittsburgh, tonight's opponent. Roth Jackie Robinson nnd Billy Cox, his replacement, were rim off Ihe premises by umpire Aur;ie GiiKllclmo in the ninth when the Reds knocked out Preacher Roe and lied the score nt M. Six Oanie Lead Robinson was crmscd when he kicked his glove in tbe air In protest of a "safe" call on Eddie didn't last lone when he continued header. Aa Mi« Ttzato loot th« series 3-3. they added . full ftnw lo their lead, now measuring 414 games. * a r ,, Jn ° e ,. Cclllns ' nilllh Inning hom» run off reliefer Bob Lemon guv. tho Yanks the 5-4 second gam. dropping the Indians into third pace, two percentage points behind Boston. Collins' smash, barely Inside the right field foul line came a few minutes after Barney first of the season, tied Ihe score- RBschi steadied to go the rout* for his loih victory. Allle Reynolds.'who had pitched 18 complete games since last Sept U. finally was knocked out of the box In the twilight game, won by Cleveland. 11-6. The Tribe rocked Allie for six runs and six hits in two innings and rolled up 15 hits the argument. Joe Black was the winner, Frank Smith the loser both on relief, ' The Dodger lead measured six full games after Max Lnnlor walked Enos slaughter with the bases loaded and the score tied the Brown Signs 2nd WASHINGTON' <r>~ The Wash- War In the midget division of the Blytheville Y's annual city tennis: tournament got underway this afternoon with two matches scheduled to be reeled off on the Walker Park courts. : In this nfternoon'3 opening matches Bruce Thompson WM slated to play Jlmmie Casselberry and James Garnci.t was to play Marvin Zellner. These are the only first rounit pairings in the midget division as the other six entrants drew first round byes. J. P. Gnrrolt, Y se-relnry. 5 ald that piny ny the junior men's divisions will not get underway until mikin'ff ni-XI u ' cck necaus(1 »' 'he lack ol en- making , trams. Serond-round pairings In the midget division are: Prc;l Hmlm-a vs. Thompson-'casse- berry winner; nick Poster vs. Dean Dougherty; Larry FJakrr vs. Kenneth Stanev: and Jack Thompson vs. Zcner-Garnctt winner. in the last ol the ninth for St.Louis Card victory over New York Giants. Lnnier, who walker! II. gave the Cards Iheir first run when be walked De! Rice with the bases loaded In the first. Leo Durocher's strategy backfired In Ihe ninth. Virgil Stallcup bit a pinch double and Tommy Olavinno, running for him, took third on an Infield out. Durocher Ilien ordered Lanicr to" pnss Red Schoendlenst and Slan Musial. After running the count to ,VS on Slaughter, Lanler also walked birn to end the pame. The "big" American League series p.t Ynnkeo Stadium ended with New York nnd Cleveland splitting a twilight-night double- by Larry. Doby. All Ynnk runs In -the opener came on homers by Mickey Man- tale. Johnny Mlze and Collins. Little Bobby Shant* turned In a six-hitter for P h I 1 R d e 1 p h I a inst the St.Louis Browns to win "'s 16th, 3-1, in the second game of n twl-nlght doubleheader. The Brownies won the opener 9.5 when pitcher Tommy Byrne hit lu'o singles, a double and a homer. Spec Shea, a speetnculur success at Washington since he wt.5 discarded by (be Yankees, shut out Detroit with five hits and scored Ihe only run to beat Hal Newboiis- el's fivc-hilter, l-o. shea nailed down his sixth straight victory and ninth of the year by singllnR in the Insl of the ninth, taking second on Eddie Yost's bunt nnd scoring on. Jim Busby's sharp single. Boston didn't know It wa.s talcing over second place when it squeezed can's only day game. Snmmy White's home run and Georgi Kell'.i run-scoring double were enough to win with the help of nn effective ninth Inning relief job by Ray Scarborough. Down in the second division of the National, the big noise v?s provided by Pittsburgh's sweep of n doubleheader with PhiladelDhla. 3.1 and 4-2. Vein Bickford drove home th» only run with a seventh-Inning single In boston's 1-0 edge over Chicago's Paul Minner. Bickford allowed seven hits to break his personal four-game losing streak to the Cubs. Diplomatic Exchange Set DAMASCUS. Syria UP) — RyrU will open a legation in Bonn, Germany, shortly following the government's decision to exchange diplomatic representatives with Western Germany. 'sco'tod • qu|a "' 5 ' in8 rmlrKis 'ook up j Professional Fnntball !>>ngiie yes- ife>™rF>~ •-- ^jfor^ss^^ Bro ™ .000 I finals will be played Sunday I Brown, who lives in Wynne. Ark.. 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