The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 7, 1952 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 7, 1952
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PAGE TEN BLTTHBV1LLE (ABIC.) TUESDAY, OCT. f. Hodges Series Mystery; Mantle Surprised Himself Bums' Top Slugger Has Not One Hit By TED MEIER BROOKLYN (Jft — The mystery man of Ihe 1952 World Series is Gil Hodges. The husky Brooklyn first baseman hasn't been able to "buy" a base hit In Hie series to date, yet during the regular season he topped the Dodgers In runs-balted- in \vith 102, home runs with 32, doubles with 27 and bases on balls with 107. Hodges' said (ale is simply told: At bat, 17 times, 'hits, none, strikeouts, six. The Brooklyn slugger bad his worst day yesterday as the Yanks evened 'the scries by winning, 3-2 He struck out three consecutive times, each time swinging futllely at a curve for the third strike In the ninlh inning, when he was due to lead off, manage!- Chuck Dressen sent in Rocky Nelson to pinch hit. Did big Gil feel bitter about be ing taken out? "No,'I didn't feel hurt," he salt later in the clubhouse. "How far can a manager BO? I really sym palhtze with Dresscn." "What a slory It would bo if yoi won the series tomorrow with a homer," exclaimed a reporter. "What a story I'd make If just jet a hit," quipped Oil in re turn. Bl(j Gil has played In prevlou World Scries and has been undo pressuro In the Dodgers hectl finishes of the last several years In the five-game series in 104 against the Yankees, Gil got fou hits in 11 at bats, Including a horn run. This makes his current slump more than ever a mystery. The Dodger''brass" retains confidence In ihe husky 200-poundcr, however. Said manager Dressen: "Its Just one of those things." "He's trying too hard right now," declared Dodger vice president Buzzy Bavasl. "But he'll come READY—Capt. Ted Williams boarded his plane at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miami, Flo., for maneuvers in Puerto Hico. The major leagues' last .400 hitter, now a Jet pilot, expects combat duty. (NEA) around. Remember, Jackie Robin son and Roy Campanella haven 1 been hitting, cither." Robinson has three hits In 10 a bats, Campnnclla four for 24. Exclaimed Walter O'Malley Brooklyn president: "I've got all the confidence in the world in Hodges. He'll tatto Ihe fences In the final game, Yes sir. He'll tatloo Ihe fences." Easy Does It, Mickey Tells Scribe By JOE REICHI.ER BROOKLYN Wv—Mickey Mantle wns grinning, looking every bit as II he were enjoying a huge Joke—which he was. "All scries Jong I've been trying to hit one into the seats and I couldn't do It," he laughed. "This [Imo I try to poke one Into left nd darn, If it doesn't wind up i the stands." The 20 - yenr • old New York ankee star was talking about the emondous homer he parked iu ie lower left ccnterlleld stands i ihe eighth Inning while batting rflhanded to provide the Yankees ilh their last run In their 3-2 •iumph over the Dodgers yester- iy. Did that homer give him hl.s Iggcst thrill in his two years In he big leagues? No, I wouldn't sny that," he aid. It felt pretty good when 1 real- zed the ball had reached the seats, ut I didn't get an especially big hrill. "It certainly didn't compare with he thrill I gov when I hit the rand slam homer in Chicago late :i the ycnr. That won the game, t came in the ninth Inning when ve -were behind. "I mLg'nt have gotten a bigger hrill it I had broken a tie and ,'on the game with this homer. But /e were ahead. '2 to'l, and I hll t and it didn't appear to mean mich then. As it turned out, the iomer proved to be the difference Mantle, the leading hitter amont he regulars on the Yankees the series, has eight hits, including double, triple and home run. His bntling mark is .333. Johnny Mlzc, the slugging first basemnn also is hitting .333 (four out of 12) but he has played In only four games to Mantle's six. Baylor Bears Surprising With Strength and Speec They're Already Talking Rose Bowl Around Badgers' Campus at Madison By KI) COKRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — The posver-lacicn Badgers of the University of Wisconils. ook over first placfj in the weekly Associated Press football poll today by the s+mpl* em- ledient of beating the favorite in.the Big Ten Conference. The favorite In this case was tb« RESERVE END — Charles Ray Hall is another of the Chicks' Junior ends, Billy ollbow and Bobby Hill being the others. Hall is a letterman, as are Hill and Gilbow, and has been used frequently by Coach Russell Mo-sley this year. (Courier Ncivs Photo). I Just Got Lucky, Yog Says of His Home Run IJy JOE REICIII.ER BROOKLYN I* — "I just got lucky. I was anything but lucky the other day." This was Yogi Berra's explan- WACO, Tex. WV—George Sauer was accused of couching track instead of football when he talked about how much speed ho would have on his team; but everybody now realizes why Sauer stressed the speed angle. fiis dashing sophomores who run like the wind have made Baylor the only undefeated team in the Southwest Conference. It has been surprising to everybody except Sauer, He told the sports writers n rnonth ago they were rating his team too low when they relegated Baylor to sixth place in the seven- member conference. "Speed has been one of the vital factors in our team winning both of its names." said Sauer as hs prepared the young Bears for a tough conference test nt I.Jttle Rock Saturday night ngalust Arkansas. "Speed and the steadying influence of such veteran players as Center Jack Sisco and Johnny Davis and Pete Erbcn at guard. Slsoo Is the best offensive center in the conference, a great blocker." Sophomore backs L. O. Dupre and Allen Jones have been the one-two punch of a Bear backfield that strikes like lightning but nt times lucre's almost i\ full team o£ second year men on the field, including Billy Hoopor at quarterback. If Baylor doesn't run ouj of Joueses and Smiths and Robinsons and Da vises it may j»*t keep right on winning. There arc four Jones boys on the squad — Allen, Glenn, Charley nnd Buddy, all backs. Budclv hnsti't played any this year because of a leg Injury but Sinter says ne'll be right in there when he comes around. Then there are two SinlUis — Charley, a halfback, and James Ray, a tackle. And two Robinsons — Bub anii Joe, both tackles. And two Davlses — Johnny and Starkcy guard and fullback, respectively. Strangely, none of those fellows are related. Loss of Larry Isbell, All-Amor Groza, Beard May Play Pro Cage Game JERSEY CITY, N. J. (/F>—Two of Ihe most fabulous careers In basketball, those of Alex Groza and Ralph Dcard, may be resumed afl- r'seemingly being blighted forever by the college fix scandal of 1!»51. A spokesman for the Jersey City :luh of tiie American Basketball ^ensue said Monday night Groza -,nd Beard will play with that team his winter, along with Sherman White .another major figure In ttie scnndal. - -^—=.—However,..president John O'Brien of the league said In New York the signing of the three confessed participants In point spread fixing must still be approved by the loop. It doesn't meet until O.-t. 25. Groza and Beard were stars of the Indianapolis Olympians of the National Ba.sketball Association when the scandal broke last. ypar. They were forced to; sell their one- third share in the club and ivere banned indefinitely from the NBA. Dressen Crows Over Choice of Joe Black Hogs Prep for Bears; Work on Big Split T By Th« Associated Press Southwest Conference football teams prepared for another round of games today after a disastrous week end in vhich they five'of six intersectional contests. Coaches stressed mistakes of last •eek as Texas, victims of Notre 3ame, prepared for Oklahoma's ooners and Texas A&M, victims f Kentucky, prepared for Michf- an State. Coach Jess Neely of Rice figured the Owls' loss to might act as a tonic, while Rusty Russell, Southern Mcthod- st mentor worried over injuries eft by the loss to Georgia Tech'p Gambling Wreck. The Arkansas Razorbacks, losers ,o defending champion Texas Chrh- ' ian in the conference opener last week, stressed protective blocking. Conch Otis Douglas switched Lewis Carpenter from fullback to right end for the Hogs' new deep split T formation. Quarterback Lamar McIIan will move into fullback while Bob St. Pierre plays quarter. The Razorbacks pity Baylor, 3L- 7 victors over Washington State, in tne second conference game of the season Saturday. Baylor's Coach George Sauer prepped his Bears for the Little Rock tussle detailed scout team make in a game. "-The Proggies were duo some hard work today. Southern Methodist's young Mustangs. completely bewildered by By FRANK ECK BROOKLYN (>r.i—Manager Charley Dressen of the Brooklyn Dodgers today believed his team held the upper hand for Ihe seventh nnd decisive world ^crlci; game against aiion of his ups and downs in tli World Scries, considered by som lo be the most exciling champio ship struggle of a!!. Yogi, of course, was referring his two personal highlights of tl series. Ho was "lucky" to hit the home i run yesterday (hat tied the score ut 1-1 and led to the Yankees' 3-2 triumph over Brooklyn. He was "unlucky" last Friday when he was charged with a passed ball that led to two Dodgers runs and cost the Yankees a 5-3 defeat. Yogi showed no particular elation over yesterday's homer in the seventh inning off young Billy Loes, just ns he displayed no particular chagrin over the "lapse" in {lie third game. Shucks," he said, "it's just the yesterday with report on the Hogs. Today Bears get in contact work. TCU's Frogs, with a breather scheduled against Trinity University, heard Coach Dutch Meyer say they made more mistakes a Georgia Tech last week, got good schooling in ihclr mistakes yesterday from Coach Russell plus a 45-minule scrimmage. More hard work was set today as the Ponies looked toward their game with Missouri at Columbia Saturday ' afternoon. Coach Hay George put his Texas Aggies through light drills at College Station in GO-dcgree weather. There were no injuries after the Cadets' 10-7 loss to Kentucky and little remorse. The Aggies felt like they played a good team a good and just face a better team, Michigan State's great outfit, this week end at East Lansing. Ed Price's Texas Longhorns, 14-3 losers to Notre Dame last week, looked toward Oklahoma and their game in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas Saturday. The Longhorns skipped workouts yesterday and looked at movies of their loss to Ehe fighting Irish. Full-scale work- gainst WU, then "I've ever seenLSU. ' ne outs were on tap today. Rice also had a full-scale scrimmage on the schedule today anc tomorrow after taking it easy yesterday. Concentration will be or blocking, woefully lacking againsl University of Illinois, which won ihe Big Ten Championship last year and whipped Stanford in th« Rose Bowl. The Illini -were rated the choice to go on to another titl« this (line around. But the Badgers' 20-6 triumph over the Illini last Saturday made the 138 sport* writers and sports casters, who voted in Hie second poll, sit up and take notice. They gave Wisconsin 27 first- place ballots and 1,128 points. The Badgers now are big favorites to win the Big Ten championship and make the trip to the Rose Bowl this year. The first-week leader. Michigan State, was ranked second with 980 points and 24 firsts. California was third with 961 points and 23 firsts. Maryland polled 834 points with 22 firsts and Georgia Tech ounded out the top five with 134 loints and 12 firsts. ' Its defeat caused Illinois to be lounced right out of the top 10. :hc Illini ranked No. 2 a week igo. The same fate befell Texas, ifth last -week, only in this case l t was worse. The Longhorns, icaten by Noire Dame, 14-3, couldn't even make the first 20. The remainder'of the top 10 included Duke (6), Southern Call- 'oi-nia, Notre Dame (8), Kansas <S» and Princeton (10). Numbers in parentheses are first-place voles. Georgia Tech, California and Duke all improved on their position from last^week, while the two newcomers, who replaced Illinois and Texas, were Notre Dame and Princeton. The votes were tabulated on * basis of 10 for first, 9 for second. 8 for third and so on. the once-fearod Yankees in Ebbets Field. "Now you see why I started Joe Black in the first game," said the enthused Dressen. "If I hadn't opened with him I never would have; been able to bring him back a third lime. "I feel he can do It. I know he's stronger in strength than Allie Reynolds. If Casey Stengel starts him. I also know Reynolds has more experience, hut Black says he has felt line all through the series." Dressen believed It was lo_his advantage that he kept his 15- game N. O. Referee Dies in Ring NEW ORLEANS VP) — Referee j amined the referee. Both Virgo am Ashton Done collapsed and died O'Brien remained in the ring. breaks of the game. It didn't bother me much when you fellows described me as the Boat of thr> i ries. What for? i missed the ball, i thiil's all. What should I have done? Commit suicide? "Ko ' today I hit a home tun. Doi's that make me a hero? Heck, no! That's what I'm paid to do, ain't I? Besides, it looks like everybody is hitting home runs. There's uecn some i;reat pitching but lots of homers. How have been hit in this series? Fourteen, you sny? t'nut must be some kind of a record." (It was). Ycsi fjnve his reason for the rec- during a feature fight last night to become the second New Orleans boxing fatality in less than two days. The 50-year-old referee fell to the canvas seconds before the end of the sixth round between welterweights Ross Virgo of Rochester, N. Y.. and Jack O'Brien of Hartford, Conn. Jimmy Bud Taylor, a promising Negro middleweight from Miami, Pla., died Sunday of brain injuries received in his fight Friday against Charley Joseph in the eame ring. Dr. N.' K. Edrington, Louisiana state boxing commission physician, went to Donee's aid after he collapsed. More than 1,100 persons cat In stunned silence as Edrington ex- A police emergency squad cav Donze artificial respiration for several minutes and then Dr. Hilda Reynaud of Charity Hospital pronounced the referee dead. Announcer Duke Durel told the spectators the boxing commission had called the fight a draw. He asked thetif to leave the coliseum. "An Army blanket was slipped over Donze'3 body lying under the brilliant ring lights. The spectors moved in silence to the exits. Colixehm lights were dimmed and the bell lolled 10 times in respect for Taylor before Virgo and O'Brien began their fight. winner out of relief Jobs in the se- | ori \ . breaking number of circuit ries. clouts in this series. Stengel planned to name his "I've never seen so many swing- starter Just before game time. Ex- ini; at bad pitcliers," the slugging perls believed it would be Tom Gor- catcher explained. "Now you take man. Siwpoctaclcs 26-year-old rookie j this last game. There were four who was called from Kansas City! homers hit. (Duke) Snider hit on July la. In 12 American League I high fast ball out of the park for team. But i fellow named Francis (Cotton) Davidson has stepped in to handle the ball like a magician and ymss almost like Istaell. Saucr doesn't tell his boys they are expected to make mistakes because they are sophomores. "Soph- pre* don't have to make mistakes." he says. "That's what practice Is for — to learn what lo do." And the Baylor sophomores aren't making many mistakes. Mother-in-Law Brings ^''ordrnary | Wo« tp Happy Couplo Britain claims that her farms produce more per acre than arts other farm land. games, Gorman compiled a 6-2 record. his first homer. I hit an inside pitch that they tell me Locs in tended as a waste pitch. Mantle's The London. England. Library has [ homer came off an outside pitch six million volumes f.r.d British j Snidcr's second homer was Museum five million. ' only one hit off a good pitch the Over 64 cents of every dollar of U.S. national income goes for wages and salaries. Roberts Stars In Six : Man Tag Mat Go American Legion's wrestling i*nn got crowded last night. Feature attraction was a six-man tag affair with two referees , . . and all eight participants wer« te the ring most of the night. Roughies Red Roberts, Bill Cnny and Jack KeMy were victorious with Roberts getting his team's two falls. Roberts lost to Fields in the first round, but came back to defeat Cordons with knee lifts and body pins and then disposed of Joe Welch In ten minutes with body slfiins. Mike Merdnty and Jack Moody were the btifiy referees. In the preliminaries, Keitey beat fields, Canny beat Cordons* ami Welch was victorious over Roberts. MILWAUKEE f^—When his mother-in-law moved In for nn extended -visit, everything just seemed to go wrong. Kubby had to sleep on the couch He lost the affections of l:U wife He couldn't cat. 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