The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on March 27, 1954 · 24
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Saturday, March 27, 1954
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24 THE WINDSOR DAILY STAR, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1954 Nats Boast 5-Game Streak as Hurlers Start to Click Sports Chatter By KEN FATHERS gASKETBALL'S notorious 'one-and-one" foul shot rule has finally uccu iumcu uui auu, iu use a urne-worn expression, u s gooa na-dance to bad rubbish." The National Basketball Committee of United States and Canada, meeting last weekend in Kansas City, eliminated this free-throw "horror" for the 1954-55 season and has substituted what has been termed as the "bonus" foul shot rule. Under the new "bonus" rule, all ordinary fouls ,in the first 37 min utes of play call for one free throw. If it is made, the player gets an extra free throw as a "bonus" for his accuracy; if missed, the ball is in play immediately. The "one-and-one" rule, in the books for the past two seasons, gave the extra free throw only if the first one was missed. Eoth the old and new rules call for two foul shots in the final three minutes of play. The new "bonus" rule is being well received by almost every cage official in the country and everybody agrees that it will speed up the game and help to eliminate the many "petty fouls" which now pop up in every game. Also, more accurate foul shooting should result and we won't have to torture ourselves by watching the shooter calmly take a range-finding toss before he settles down to the business of marking up his one-point score. fOME next season, every foul shot will "count" and the de- fending player will think twice before fouling the- ball-carrier and presenting him with an opportunity of clocking for a possible two points. The basketball moguls have already estimated that next season each foul will be icorth 1.4 points to the team fouled. They predict that not only will players be more careful about committing fouls but also referees will be more careful' about handing out those many "pick'j little fouls" which peeve just about everybody con-nected irith the game and turn the contests into foul-shooting exhibitions. There'll certainly be more at stake on every foul handed out. Phils Rap 2 Homers Off Hoeft Tigers Drop 5-2 Came As Konstanty, Penson Combine on Mound By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sportswriter It was only a week ago that Manager Bucky Harris of the Wash ington Senators said, "We don't look good until our pitchers round into form." RIP BOSOX, 10-1 That not-too-startling prediction looked mighty good today as the Senators found themselves the proud possessors of a five-game winning streak, due largely to the improved efforts of their mound corps. The Nats have come a long way since they opened their exhibition schedule with nine straight set backs. And now that their pitchers are clicking; they look more and more like a club that will give the other American League teams a lot of trouble this season, Yesterday, Righthanders Frank Shea and Sonny Dixon limited the Boston Red Sox to only seven hits as Washington pounded out a con vincing 10-1 victory. In the last four games, the Nats' moundsmen have allowed the opposition only six runs. More important. Shea, Bob Porterfield, Connie Marrero and Chuck Stobbs, the pitchers Harris is counting: on most, have been effective, to say the least. In fact, the Boston tally yester- Tiger Rookie Completes Double Play to First !Babe ZahaHaS Car ds 7 1 CTANLEY (Red) Nantais. Assumntion Collese basketball coach, is 1,3 as happy as everybody else to see the end of the controversial day was sliMly tainted. It came 4. ,w ..t as 3 result f 3 Washington error vuc-auu-tmc xuux BUUI i u. and a p)p fly doubje tQ jeft by "I've been opposed to the one-and-one-foul shot rule ever since it was j Ted Lepcio. The Senators more adopted two years ago," Nantais told us the other night. "I think that -than made up for it, jumping on we are going to notice a marked improvement in the cage game next season." "There's going to be a greater emphasis on foul shooting and we should have faster games and less fouling. The nebonus rule is okay with me and I'm sure that the fans are going to appreciate it, too, once they've seen it put in use." Nantais, incidentally, thinks that the basketball rules are slowly drifting back to the rules which were in vogue about 10 years ago. "I wouldn't be too surprised to see the foul-shooting rules eventually go back to the way they were a few years ago," the popular redheaded cage pilot added. "I sure hope so, anyway, because for my money, you can't beat the basketball that used to be played back 10 or 15 years ago." j Nantais should have lots of support with that statement. We know that such "old timers" as Eddie Dawson, Ian Allison, Bill Rogin, Joe, Mencel, Archie Green and Johnny Murray would love to see the cage race, defeated the Brooklyn Lefty Bill Henry for six runs in the third inning. Tony Roig's bases loaded triple was the big blow in this frame and Mickey Vernon's second of three hits in the fourth added another, The Bosox. already weakened by the loss of Ted Williams and Jim Piersall. received another scare when Billy Goodman was hit on the left elbow by one of Shea's offerings. X-rays, however, revealed that Billy suffered only a bruise. YANKS BLAST BROOKS The New York Yankees, seem ingly getting ready in earnest for coming American League pennant game return to the style of the "good old days," too. AND, what do the officials have to say about the new ruling on foul shots? Here's what Dan Callaghan, president of the Windsor Basketball Referees' Association, has to say about the new "bonus" rule: "There's little doubt about it, the new "bonus" rule should give basketball a real boost next season. I've talked with quite a few of the referees around town and we all agree that the game will be speeded up next season and that there'll be a marked improvement in foul shooting. The good foul shooter is going to be rewarded with two points every time he steps up to the free-throw line and players are going to be more careful about fouling their opponents." A NOTHER new rule for 1954-55 calls for all games (except high school contests) to be played in two 20-minute halves instead of the present four 10-minute quarters and is also being received favorably. This rule, which will rob teams of their quarter-time and three-quarter-time rest periods, should help to speed up the game, too, and shouldn't handicap too many squads. A third rule change, which has to do with the re-writing of the blocking-charging foul rule, will be interesting to observe in the future. "The decision on such fouls still will be a matter of a referee's judgment," according to H. V. Porter, secretary of the National Basketball Committee of the United States and Canada, "but the new rule will emphasize the fact that it is quite often the responsibility of the offensive player to avoid contact with the defensive "I don't know; I forgot to press man." my stopwatch, too!" Porter says that this applies especially to cases where a dribbler may be driving in for a shot and the defensive player has definitely established his guarding position "It is still a matter of judgment and interpretation, to quote Mr. Porter still further. As far as we're concerned, the blocking-charging foul rule is one of the toughest infractions any official is required to call. No matter which way such a play is handled, there's always somebody ready to "beef" about the decision. Whether this new rule will help to clear up the ticklish situation remains to be seen. LJAVE you noticed that local basketball teams are finding the going plenty rough in the playoff wars this season? Except for Assumption College Purple Raiders (co-champions of the Senior Intercollegiate Basketball League) and Patterson Collegiate Panthers (all-Ontario prep cage champions), the various Border City cage title contenders aren't doing too well. Windsor Alumni (Senior "A"), Bachelor Shop (Intermediate "A") and Sacred Heart Choir (Juvenile "A") have already been blasted to the sidelines in Ontario Amateur Basketball Association playoff competition and Windsor A.K.O. Centennials, unless they show a complete reversal of form tonight, may lose the O.A.B.A. Junior "A" title for the first time since 1949. pAPSULE COMMENT Next year's all-Ontario high school basket ball tournament will probably be played in Niagara Falls ' "Red Dodgers, their perennial October victims, 8-4, as they exploded for three homers, two doubles and a pair of triples. Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra and Gene Woodling hit for the circuit. Joe Collins and Eddie Robinson pounded the triples and Berra and Bob Cerv hit the two-baggers. Don Newcombe and Joe Black were the victims of the Yankee onslaught. Veteran Jim Konstanty and Rookie Paul Penson combined to stop the Detroit Tigers with five singles and rive the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-2 triumph. Konstanty, the National League's most valuable player in 1950, yielded four hits in the six innings he worked. Granny Hamner and Stan Jok hit homers for the Phillies off Southpaw Billy Hoeft. Outfielder Gus Bell walloped an eighth inning two-run homer to lead the Cincinnati Redlegs to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Bell's blow came off Memo Luna, a lefthander the Cards bought from San Diego last winter for $100,000. Rookie Wally Moon drove in both of the Redbirds runs with a single. Gene Conley and Ray Crone gave up only one hit as the Milwaukee Braves hammered Atlanta, 11-0. The lone safety was struck by Nat Peeples, the Southern Association's first negro player. Ed Mathews homered for the Braves. The other major league clubs weren't scheduled to play. 12 tr i Yl V 1 "v "J? Earl Torgeson of Philadelphia Phillies rolls into Detroit Second-baseman Frank Boiling as he falls to break up a double play in the seventh inning of a game at Lakeland, Fla., yesterday. Del Ennis grounded to Tiger Shortstop Harvey Kuenn to start play and here Boiling has tossed to first in time to get Ennis. Philadelphia won, 6-2. (Associated Press Wirephoto.) Walls OK'd to Meet Harrison C B. F. Presses Britain For Canadian Champ To Fight Cockell QUEBEC. (CP) The Canadian Boxing Federation has given Pro moter Frank Tunney and the Toronto Boxing Commission the green light for an April 12 return bout in Toronto between Canadian Heavyweight Champ Earl Walls and Tom Harrison, ranking United States heavyweight. SUSPENSION LIFTED This was announced by National CBF Commissioner Gene Letour- neau of Quebec following an in vestigation recommended by the Edmonton Boxing Commission that asked Walls be banned from fight ing anywhere in Canada until he fulfilled a March 8 Edmonton date with Freddie Beshore. The CBF also lifted a temporary suspension on Walls, placed on the Federation's "unavailable" list pending the investigation. A finger injury is said to have kept Walls from fulfilling the com mitment. The Edmonton Commission suspended him and recommended the national ban. In the initial Walls-Harrison fight in Toronto January 26, the American won a unanimous decision. Ten-Pin Singles In Finals Today TORONTO, (CP) Eastern Can ada finals for the Canadian singles ten-pin bowling champion ships will be played off in Toronto today. Competitors Bob Robinault. of Valleyfield, Que., and Bert Gasser of Toronto, played the first half of the finals in Valleyfield last weekend. Robinault is now 52 pins up on Gasser. The Eastern champions will meet the Western winners April 24 and 26, in Vancouver for the Canadian singles ten-pin championship Crosley Cup. The Western champion will be decided In Winnipeg. April 3 and 4. The Canadian singles champion will go to the American Bowling Congress Master's invitation play beginning at Seattle, April 27. FOR EMPIRE TITLE QUEBEC, (CP) The Canadian Boxing Federation will press the British Boxing Board of Control to force Britain's Don Cockell to defend his British Empire heavy weight title against Canadian Heavyweight Champ Earl Walls after the Walls-Tommy Harrison bout in Toronto April 12, it was announced here. Walls is No. 1 contender for Cockell's crown. Tribe Casualty Hornet Victory Gate to Finals By Associated Press The surprising Pittsburgh Hornets, fourth place finishers during the regular American Hockey League campaign, can move into the Calder Cup finals by defeating the Hershey Bears tonight. The game is the third between the clubs and as the Hornets already have a 2-0 edge-, a victory would clinch matters in the best of five series. Pittsburgh captured the other games by 4-3 in overtime and 3-0. If Hershey wins, the teams will meet again Tuesday at Pittsburgh and should another game be necessary, they'll face off in Hershey the following night Meanwhile, the regular season champion Buffalo Bisons take on the Cleveland Barons tonight in the second game of their best of five affair. The Barons surprised by routing the powerful Bisons 7-2 in their first game. Harry (Suitcase) Simpson, Cleveland Indians outfielder, finds it difficult to cut a steak with his broken arm in a cast. Simpson was injured sliding into home plate in an exhibition game with the Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., Wednesday. He will be out of action six to eight weeks. (AP Wirephoto) AMATEUR HOCKEY O.H.A. JUNIOR A" SEMI-FINAL PLAYOFFS Tonight's Game , St. Michael's at St. Catharines. (St. Michael's leads best-of -seven series, 2-1; one game tied). Sunday's Game Hamilton at Marlboros. (First game In best-o-flve series) MARITIME MAJOR FINAL Friday's Result Halifax 3, Sydney 2 Halifax leads best-of-nine 3-0). N.O. SENIOR "A" FINAL Friday's Result Sudbury 2, Abitlbl 0 (Sudbury wins best-of-Iive 3-1). N. O. JUNIOR FINAL Friday's Result Zastview 4, South Porcupine 3 (overtime). (Eastview wins best-of-flve series, 3-1; one game tied). series, series, QUEBEC JUNIOR FINAL Friday's Result Quebec 4, Montreal Canadlens 1. (Quebec leads best-of -seven series, 3-0). HUF.IEZ WHIPS GARTH PAflTER France's Middle Champ Unanimous Winner PARIS, (AP) Charles Humez, French Middleweight Champion, last night outpointed Garth Panter of Salt Lake City In a ten round bout at the Palais Des Sports before a crowd of about 10,000. Each weighed 1582 pounds. THIRD LOSS IX ROW It was the third loss in a row for the crewcut, 23-year-old American who was stopped in five rounds by Joey Giardello in January and outpointed by Jesse Turner In February. Humez, one-time top-ranking contender, jumped to the offensive in the opening round and" stayed in front all the way. Humez almost floored the Amer ican in the opening seconds of the last round as he smashed two hard lefts and a right to the jaw. Panter's legs buckled and he sagged. But Humez couldn't find an opening to put him away. NARY A KNOCKDOWN There were no knockdowns. Panter bled from a cut on his right eyebrow from the fifth round but he clinched and dodged often enough to stay on his feet. Official scorecards are not an nounced in France. The AP card gave Humez eight rounds to one for Panter with the fifth round even. Panter's best round was the second as he rained hard rights high on Humez' head. But the Frenchman came back strong in the third round and Panter rarely was able to slow him down. The American's face was smeared with blood through the seventh and eighth. In the ninth Humez came in for the kill with stiff body blows but Panter held on gamely and survived. For Three-Stroke Margin SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The president of the Ladies Professional Golfers Association was in charge today as the second round of the Peach Blossom-Betsy Rawls Golf Tournament opened. Babe Zaharias of Tampa, Fla., who heads the touring pros, "led the field by three strokes. She toured the Spartanburg Country Club course in par 71 as the 54-hole event opened yesterday. Her performance was three strokes better than that of defending champion Louise Suggs of Atlanta, Ga., and Marlene Bauer of Sarasota, Fla. BETSY FAR BACK Off the pace with a 77 was Betsy Rawls, the Spartanburg girl for whom the $3,500 tournament was named. The leaders were trailed by Betty McKinnon of Mt. Pleasant, Tex., and Amateur Joyce Ziske, of Waterford, Wis., each with 75's good for fourth place. Miss Ziske, the 19-year-old sensation who beat National Champion Mary Lena Faulk in the North and South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst, N.C., last week, posted the best score among the amateurs. Miss Faulk, the Thomasville, Ga.", star fell from the top 20 with an 82. Sixth place was shared by Fay Crocker, Montevideo, Uruguay; Marilynn Smith, Wichita, Kans.; Betty Hicks, Durham, N.C., Jackie Pung, Glasgow, Ky., and Alice Bauer Hagge, Sarasota, Fla., all with 76's. Joining Miss Rawls at 77 were Pat O'Sullivan, Orange, Conn., Betty Dodd and Betty Jameson, San Antonio, Tex., Peggy Kirk Bell, Pine Needles, N.C., and Amateur Gloria Armstrong, Oakland, Calif. Goodyear THEMES 1.00 1.00 Down A Week CHECKER CAB Park and Goyeau CL 30551 Grapefruit League AT LAKELAND, FLA. Philadelphia (N) 001 220 0018 9 1 Detroit (A) 000 100 1002 5 0 Konstantr, Penson (7) and Lonnett; Hoeft, Weik (81 and Lakeman. Konstanty; I, Hoeft; Hrs. Pha-Jok. Hamner. AT SARASOTA, FLA. Washington (A) 008 100 21010 12 1 Boston (A) 010 000. 000 1 7 2 Shea, Dixon (6) and Oldls: Henry. Brown (5) and Morton, Whita (5). W Shea; L Henry. AT TAMPA, FLA. St. Louis (N OOO 000 0202 8 0 Cincinnati (N) 000 001 02x 3 5 0 Haddlx. Luna (7) and Tvars. Sarnl (1), Rice 8l; Valentine, Mlnarcin (6). Savransky 9), Crlmlan (9) and Bailey. W Mlnarcin. L Luna. Hr. Cln-Bell. BASEBALL AT ST. PETERSBURG. FLA. Brooklyn (N) 020 101 0004 10 1 New York (A) 000 313 OU-B 9 1 Newcombe. Black (5). Wojey (7), and Walker. Thompson (6): McDonald, Reynolds (6 and Berra. W Reynolds; L Black. Hrs. Bkn-Newcombe; NY McDougald, Woodling. Berra. AT HAINES CITY. FLA Kansas City (AA) 001 001 0147 11 0 Toronto (IL) 101 010 0003 10 3 Jones. Cereghlno (6) and Burtner: Johnson. Harm 51. Overmire (9) and Keller. W Cereghlno; I Hahn. Why Not See a SPECIALIST? Usually it costs more to see a specialist . . . but in buying a STETSON HAT at CALHOUN'S You get specialized service from qualified hat salesmen at regular prices. S8.S5 , '20.00 CALHOUN'S 323 Oaellette CL, 3-3413 Also Toronto-London-Hamilton AMERICAN LEAGUE . W li Baltimore 12 5 Philadelphia 9 6 Chicago 10 8 Boston 11 9 Cleveland 7 8 New York 8 11 Washington 6 10 Detroit 6 12 NATIONAL LEAGUE W T. 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WESTERN LEAGUE Fridaj's Result New Westminster 6, Vancouver (best-of-9 series tied 1-1) HALIFAX, iCP) Halifax A1I- 1 Stars came from behind in the second half to defeat Toronto West-End Y.M.C.A.. 63-50. last Nantais is already working on Assumption College's 1954-55 night and even the best-of-three basketball schedule and rumors have it that it promises to be one of Dominion Juvenile basketball finals the toughest in several seasons A.K.O. football enthusiasts won't' at one Eame each. enjoy this, but Bob Arn has been signed to coach Saskatoon Hilltops, 1953 Canadian junior football champions, again this season and he's promised the Hub City another Dominion title Congratulations are in order for the city's two top collegiate football coaches, Al Newman of Patterson Collegiate and George Arnott of Kennedy Collegiate, who became "papas" for the second time this week The odds are mounting that neither the Industrial or Fraternity Softball Leagues will operate this season. 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