Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on April 27, 1951 · Page 4
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 4

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, April 27, 1951
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\ PAGE 4—NAUGATUCK NEWS <C»NN.),: FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1951 'opractqr Says Shea's Trouble Was Nothing Bat "Pain In Neck" '•'(•..:.''••..•, :.-;. ./. ...'. .• • „»•*. • -- . -/•-.By DON ANDERSON Sports Editor "Hlg trouble was a partially dislocated cervical vertebra, causing- a- compression of branchial wrvea Mjpplylnr *he right arm." Broken down from medical language to plain English the term mean* -'a. pain in the neck." .Those "were the .words of chiropractor, Dr. Arthur E. Anderson, In describing .the pitching difficulties- of Naugatuck's Frank "Spec" Shea. •- - - • • • -... : . - . Shea, after pitching- a four hit shutout for the New York Yankees against the .Philadelphia Athletics .-• on Wednesday, credited Dr. AnueTHO nwlth clearing up the trouble, which had made him ineffective for three seasons.. Shea, it will be/rjejneinbered, was the pitching •itar of the Yanks when they won the; 51947-'World Championship. "-.' 'Following* his standout freshman .year, the;local-hurler was injured In a gaine 'against the Boston Red Sojc, and, was .never the same. He hajl.a! 9-10 recordUn- 1948; had a 1-1 mark,-. before he-was sent to Newark InV1949; in W5O,.Frank was •old to the Kansas-City-team. This year,, after ^looking fairly impres- •ive "on the exhibition circuit, the Yanks picked},$ilm up again, v Dr.* Anderson said that just before he left' for spring training in 1950, Spec .came to; him. There was only time,-f<irj.y.ery limited treatment, which waanT, yery effective. This year Frank caihe'-earlier. ' The trouble NJidn't lie in Shea's arm. It waS-ih Tni's neck. Dr. Anderson said'Jhe had to correct the position of the dislocated vertebra, bo it would not cause irritation on the nerve, and permit, the. muscles to function normally again. "Spec" was unable to throw hard because of the pain. If he did let go, the doctor said, it felt as if something' was going to break. Shea and the banquet circuit was a point which Dr. Anderson wished to clear up. Shea's trouble after his T«L fM4 For Banning TlBct Co»tUuo»i Ball; lit* to 11 P. M. S At E PLAYHOUSE Today - Saturday' t Also "Kefauver Criminal . . . Investigation' Newtt Today:—"Lemon Drop Kid" and "Great: Man Hunt" . - : - I . - •'— r* ^,; •• '-'Sun., Mori.—"Valentino" and "My,True St«.-y" BOTITE «-A MXRIDEX KOAD XEAB HITCHCOCK LAKE : NOW PLAYING Steve Brodie In • '• ' "STEEL HELMET" : Diana Lynn - Charles Coburn "PEGGY" (in Technicolor) Shows Nltely nabf or Shine Husk Til Midnight Children FB*E! IIring the kiddles. Snick Bar. Cartoons. Brooke, oat, relax. ID car 8peakera. Perfect Tlslon., CHINA INN 41 Harrison Ave. Waterbury, Conn. Chow Heln To Take Out Family Dinners—Tne». to VrL _ - 11 a. m. to 10 p. m. Sat. 11 a. m. to 12 p m. Sun. 12 a. m. to 13 p, m. noon Points To Trouble Area Vl Major League Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE Yesterday's Results Boston -13, New- York 7. Washington 2, Philadelphia 1. (Only games scheduled.) THE STANDING W. L. Pet. G.B. Cleveland .'. 6 1 - .857 — Washington ....... 6 New York .......'.'. 6 Chicago 5 Boston •. '..". 4 Detroit 2, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia ., 1 .857 — .667 1 .625 1% .500 .. 2>/ A .333 3Vj, .222 5 .100 6% Today's Games, Pitchers New'York at Boston—Raschl (10) vs:' Farriell (0-1). Philadelphia at Washington — (night)—Cpnsuegra (1-0) vs. Hooper'(6-1) or Fowler (0-1). (Only games scheduled.) Elmira x Wilkes-Barre Albany ....... Schenectady ., Binghairiton .. x Scranton; Hartford WiHi'amsport STANDINGS .W L Pet. GBL 2 0 1.000 — 0 1.000 V. 0 1.000 % .500 1 .500 .1 .000 1% .000 1% "x—Does game. . 1 1 1 1 . 0 0 0 not include I 1 1 1 2 .000 2 last night's Yesterday's Results Albany 3, Hartford 1. Bihghamton 11, Schenectady 5. Elmira 6, Williamsport. 3. Wilkes-Barre-Scranton (night). DR. ARTHUR ANDERSON, local. chiropractor, points with. a; pencil to the area which caused Frank Shea's pitching difficulties. Dr. Anderson treated Shea, and the local hurler appears to have recovered his pitching skill. (News Photo—Anderson) freshman year was attributed to excess poundage, from attending too many banquets during the winter. Overweight had nothing to do with it," the doctor stated. "He just couldn't pitch because of his injury. Those banquet stories always disturbed me." Shea tried just about everything to get what was wrong; with him corrected. He visited leading doctors, but with no success. Many Sug-ffesttons Many well - wishers wrote to Frank, describing a lot of witch doctor remedies to curs his ailment. One letter, which Shea saved, advised him to visit a good chiropractor. He followed the advice and went to Dr. Anderson. Spec told newsmen in New York of ur. Anderson's work, 'following his sterling pitching performance. He is quoted as saying "he almost broke my neck, but I haven't had any trouble since." The localite described himself as •'feeling the best I have since 1947. I'm not quite as fast yet, but mayr be soon." . Could Recur "With proper care Spec.can have a good year," Dr. Anderson reported. However, he said the condi,- toin is one that can come up again, but indicated that it is one that can be remedied without too much difficulty, if 'it : is not let go. Contacted by the News last night, a the Kenmore Hotel in Boston,' Frank reported that he was feeling fine. He said he expected to pitch batting practice Sunday afternoon when the Yanks play Washington in New York. He will probably see service Tuesday when the Yanks play the White .Sox in Chicago. Shea was contacted to obtain permission for Dr. Anderson to make public the facts of the case. From indications, it appears as though the Naugatuck Nugget may have regained the pitching mastery which made him the top rookie of 1947. If Shea has it again, it will be one of the top comebacks ever staged in baseball. Although he didn't have his stuff for three years, Shea was never at a loss for courage. He kept plugging ; Casey Stengel, who managed Shea in 1946, when he won 15 and lost only five for Oakland of the Pacific Coast League, has had a lot of faith in Spec. It looks like Shea is going to pay off. We hope so. CAPTAIN COACHING Williamsburg, Va.-(NEA)—Howard Smith, William" and Mary baseball coach, captained the squad in 1943. ... ... ALCAZAR Cont. Terformance 6 to 11 p. m. Today & Tomorrow War With The Army . Renegades of the Sage Charles Starrett Smiley Burnett Cartoons lor the KIDDIES Naugy Meets Winsted Club tomorrow At Recreation Field The Naugatuck High nine will attempt to even, up ! its .season record tomorrow'afternoon when the Greyhounds meet the Blue and Gold of Gilbert, from Winsted.. The locals have dropped two and _\vbn one to date. •',"..'. ' George -Case; the top Winsted pitcher, hurled' yesterday : against lieavehwor'th in a winning effort. Coach Carl Coleman isn't too deep with moundsmen, and who will ,face the Garnet isn't yet decided. Gilbert has a young team, lacking in experience. The : club. hits pretty well, and has 'a-lot.'of fast runners, with the ability to stretch the most out of the hits they get. Lefty Jack Carroll is the likely choice of Naugy (coach George Goodwin, to go to-the Recreation Field mound. Carroll holds all three Naugy decisions. . - • , In past games, the locals have suffered hitting and fielding lapses in bad .spots. They have not been exactly fence -busting in the hitting department. .':'"• Game time is slated for 2:30.- ALTON JMEWI8 CO. Plumbing and Heating ContrMtor* 36 Tears Experience Tel. 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