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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1941 ;• PAGE six First 1941 S Banner Year For Baseball Seen As 197,839Jans Pay BY GEORGE KIRKSEY ! United Press Stall C:on-esp«>mU-nl SE w YORK. wN o. - ,' 1 '' 1 S licked on opening ay, a next 153 games of the campaign. Indicator No. 1 on opening day stundlllfjs St total of 197,839 paid customers at- i tended the seven games (0ne ,_^| rained out) as compared to Ib3,9uz for eight games last season. ClevL-- land had the largest crowd. 40004 ;, an opening day record for that [ v Wru city. Cards Pound Krils Feller's defeat was the day's biggest shock. Last year on opening day Feller hurled the majors' iirst opening day no-hit, no-run game. This year the White Sox drove him j to cover, aided strongly by his own wildness, and beat the highly- regarded Indians. 4-3. Feller walked seven, hit two others and allowed five hits in six innings. The Tribe trailer. 4-2. when lie left the j game Bespectacled Bill Dietrich 1 went the route for the White Sox, j yielding seven hits. i The Cardinals thumped Derringer soundly as they triumphed over the Reds, 7-3. Derringer was rapped for ten hits in seven innings and left the game under fire in the eighth. Ernie Koy, Country Slaughter and Johnny Mize clout-, ed homers. Frank I\lcConnick hit two homers for the Reds. Stringer Makes 4 Errors Saddest home town crowd was Brooklyn's 31,604 turnout. The merry Dodgers raised their hopes high by getting off to a 4-0 lead AMERICAN LEAGUE \V !. !''•<• W ' '•• I i, 1 <MM); !>c'l mil <l " I i, | IMMK St. Uoiii^ 0 II I () > IflH) CIl'M'l'li " I ! i :,()() Wjij-li'ii. » NATIONAL LEAGUE W 1. I vi. W. IX. Y...U 1 " I i UnmUI'1, <> l ( Cl.'i'rai-,. I " I """i I''""'''' 1 " ' is RESULTS YESTERDAY AMERICAN LEACJUE l..,,t,.|i,!.u. :'• : N.-vv Y..,-k, I. !„!.. 7. Wllsl.il.Hl'.ll. Ii. i-aU". •' : <'l«-v«'l:i"«l. '•'• rnil :il "M l.-nils, r:nn. NATIONAL LEAGUE w York. ':; Kri.i.klyn. -I. l»,).-l|.lii;i. i>; U..MI.II. -V - uislpiu-li, -t. C./V.MES TODAY NATIONAL LE-i'-UE Si. Lnuis ill Oim-imiaii. I'itiNl. uruli ;n nurii):o. .S,.\v York :it Itrnoklyn. il,,Mon in Vliiliiil«'li'lti:t. AMEH1CAN LEAGUE York. St. Louis, T ' Connie Mack Is Enthused Over Eddie Collins, jr. By HARRY FRRG13SON VnflRtl Press Sports Mclilor TiEW YORK. April 1C. tUP'-- 'ihf fid -lentleman in tho blue ^ui! and high stiff collar pui or." lG(j' up on th? -slep oi the C!UM- om---aii(! then inarcha! .stringm out to thi: ';nd of :i lun« limb-1 think," said Connie Mad 1 ., ••that he may turn out to b« a_ butler ball playor than his lather. He waved to the outer stretchy of Yankee Stadium where, on ••rtt'ii (4rass of right field, a 1< limbed youn«stt:r In the uniform of the Philadelphia Athletics circling gracefully under a high Tin- k'iil bf-ar.s a name that five as lony, us baseball, H F-lrlie Collins. Jr., son oi the «raii ' second baseman who started hi M" U-agiu' careen- yesterday for tin same team on which his latin" broke in 35 long years ago. Koth Coll<'!i»:»ns "Yes .sir," said Connie Mack, getting farther and farther out 01. tlu- limb, "the boy looks great. IK.' is fast, lu? can hit and I'm P"' ; - lino him in there to be m.v off man with the idea that lie wi.l slick." There is a curious parallel oe- 'ween HIP careers of Eddie Collins, jr and Eddie Collins, sr., who, POW is an executive for the Bos- 1 ton Red Sox, charged with the task of figuring out ways to make his son's team lose tull games Both of them came into baseball frcm college campuses. Eddie, sr.. played for Columbia university and Eddie, jr.. played for Yale. They both served a stretch in thr Internationa! lf»«gue. Eddie, sr, with Newark and Eddie, jr.. with Baltimore. They both made their 1 big league start.'; in Connie Mack's ioutfip'rl Thrre the parallel ceases, for Eddie, sr., moved in from the Has Name And Game f^ THOUGH -THE COLLINS \VA5NV 6SOUGU // The Sports Spotlight By LAYMONI) CHUMP of the Courier News Stall Bees On Market- No Buyers At Hand Marias Ugo Russo, 20-year-old New York Yankee .southpaw who threw a three-hit shutout at the Washington Senators Monday io «ive the Yanks the honor of gaining the first major league victory of the season, may be the key to the Yankees' hopes for another pennant this season. Rasso and other members of the pitching stall' will have an impregnable infield, a great outfield and u fence-busting array of hitters on their side and it just doesn't seem that the New Yorkers can miss this year. Kusso came up to the Vanus in June, l'J'49, after two and u quarter years at Newark. In ISJiJi) he won 8, lost 3; last year won 14 and lost S. He may be ;i 20-game winner this year —certainly he acquitted Mjfr. McCarthy's decision to use him in the opening same. BY HARRY GRAYSON ME A Service Sports Editor BOSTON, April 10 (NEA) — Judge Landis gave Charles Francis Adams a year to sever his connections with beseball. Charles F. Adams operates a ( chain of grocery stores and the Pruiiv! of the hockey wars, but he is head of the Suffolk Downs race track, which in Commissioner Landis 1 eyes make him persona non grata in diamonds. C. F. Adams period of grace has expired, but he can't very well get out w h e n there is nobody 10 buy him out. a s k s Adams Chas F. Adams $400.000 for the Boston Bees, but it Ls reported thai the franchise can be picked up for as little us m iu .u .-,„,„ ; $250.000, provided the purchase! we tvped in error that Coach Hank , is _ sumes . s oine debus. • : - 1T •»"'"""' ln O1 . c unary times, the Swarm would be peddled in a jiffy at the figure. . Baseball men agree the Hub outfi' would be a good buy now. Five young stars would bring more cash than Adams expects to get lor his end . . - and players to boot. S 100,000 for iNIi Her Old Bob Quinn. who has been fronting for Adams. demanded To Alabama U. alumni TmPsiipiJorlers because Monday we typed in error that Coach Hank CrLsp was from Georgia U- Indeed he's been at 'Bama for many years. The fishermen of Blytheville had a field day Monday . - . just, about everyone in town, it seems, went fishing. Are you looking for games io vow softball team? Write or call Marshall Blackard, Gil West Ash (Phone 36(5) Blytheville. dare the Hive could be made more of a people's choice than the Yaw- kev-backed Red Sox. Bob Quinn is "very well liked everywhere. Uncertain Spring Weather Uncertainty of .spring weather Ls a handicap in New England. Climatic conditions also would make niiflH base-ball precarious I hold U to a minimum. Thai ! is why liiihus have not been mi nailed in either major league park ! there. And by .summer the Bees ! unially are too far oil the pace to i create any great degree of eseite- ' nient. \ Bing Crosby would buy the Bees in a hurry, but the hor.se aivHe crops up there also. Quinn and Ins mumper, the inimitable Casey Slenyle, an- trying to rai.se the money. Stengel had «ome ,luck in east Texas oil. has £50,000 io invest. Harry Meyer, New York manufacturer oi imitation pearls, is willing to help him financially to some extent. Me-mwhle. the Bees go along the best they can as orphans ol the baseball storm. against the Giants but they were dashed in a strong finish by Terrymen. the Champ To Army ! for Eddie, sr., moved in iruin ^ i GREENWICH. Conn., April l^-j ru t[ield to become a second base,^,x M«tir,,-..>l Am-.it.Plir ilOlt .,.,^1 Mioi-o oi-o <;1i]l thOUSrtnCU« i '$-S (UP ) _ National Amateur golf champion Richard D. Chapman MOST 50N$ OF BA5EBALL &RAOUAT6 WA$ SOMETHING MOft-£ THAU A HIT.195^OR BALTIMORE IN 1 VAltlilil-fAU* 1 *.•.-"• -----enters the army nt- Hartford to- cliapman was drafted to replace 2rrymen - r . , .. ni1r , Michael Sicilia, Greenwich barber The Giants unhmbered on \\nut i m-oprietor deferred for 30 Wyatt in the eighth and scored four runs, the rally being featured by new Giant Joe Orengo's • double which drove in the tying: and winning runs. The Chicago Cubs got off io a flying start under their new pilot. Jimmy Wilson. With four rookies in the lineup the Cubs beat the Pirates. 7-4. Although painfully hurt by a line drive in the first proprietor deferred for to wind up his business pleaded that he was V^luii-iiiitv 1 j-/*»_*».«-»^»-. ----physically unfit because he suffers from hay fever but was over-ruled LV the draft board. man ami there arc still thousands uf fans who will rise; up and argue in his r-ehalf whenever somebody rayr Nn'.i T ajoi^ was the rruatosl reccivl h-pckor of them all. Took H In Stride It's too I'llriy to tell how young F-Uiie Ollhv: w i!l no in the major j leagues'but he can't make a much I 0 i. i.:,, r>i«lini- rlin ! The wags are calling the St. fronLing for Adams. uemai— Lotas Cardinals' favorite vitamin | m lasL summ er, when the «°i u -p.Pri Bird Seed." since Prexy C ubs were interested in Eddie Miller, rite Sox Don't Look Good, But They' 11 Work For Dykes r- n - «i!-rt than his father did.j CHICAGO, April Kind «=oi'l that he is. Connie Mack i The W hite Sox don't ' - (.NEA) -r Icok Records Safe Kind FOi'i uuu iie ia. \_,uimi<- i.^.v--- itu . vvuiiv. ^".- -••"• doesn't like to talk about any-] mllch . lney were hard hit by me v-n-v-i: trrnHes but Eddie, sr.. had ; - m _ ST. PAUL. Minn.. April 16. iUP> _, , __ i .The-American Bowling Congress innin* Claude Passeau went the ! entered its last three weeks of route°'for die Cubs. Bill Nichol- competition today with the .scores son's homer with two on did the of leaders in every event far tin- SSE£ n? f r^ $ !ce ™£Vx£S ! -,»<. ^^ H€r elder ^ ~ r :urv^r;™ ESS Cy Blantor, pitched a four-hit^ tournament went into its Mthto . "I,., ni^n^c. v, on f MI« TWC 7-fi. with no existing marK.s imtjii- to talk . orVv's trruMes but Eddie plr-nty cf them whnn he first re-i pcrteci. Mack tried him in the out- 'V>1:1 and hi> wasn't so hot, He '•fis shifted Io shortstop and Hop•ed. Mack tried him at ^> r d ? and still he wouldn't do. It w ed 1 " it "/i! 1 be some time before the •treiitoco:cus bugs in his throat will permit their star pitcher. j-jdhnny Rigney, to get back to ay. 1 and still he woman L uu. iv j C;i rio Lodigiuni, wiiom the Ath•Q." a desperation move that, cans- ; , let-ic:s .shipped to Toronto, is play- el Mack tc give the kid one more ing thircl base> , second base. There try at ... tier med immediately. _._ rrtf n -he kid seeiv'f! tr i;e itu.intj "»•-> HOW 1 liey DreW . :i - league deluU in h:s .stride, nl- t Major Games%»* NEW YORK. April 16 iUP> — as the Phillies beat the Bees. 7-6. with no but he had a scare in the ninth ened. when Eddie Miller hit a homer with two mates on. Nick Etten, Phils' rookie first baseman, hit a homer and three singles for a perfect day at bat. History repeated itself as Chubby Dean southpawed Philadelphia to a . 3-1 triumph over the Yankees and Official attendance figures for Red Ruffing. A year ago Dean yesterday's opening games in both beat Ruffing. 2-1. allowing only major baseball leagues: five hits the same total he yielded: AMERICAN LEAGUE yesterday. Sam Chapman's 410-foot \ Chicago at Cleveland homer with a mate on in the; (new-record) seventh broke a scoreless tie. ' Philadelphia at New York 40,128 Washington went into the ninth ; Washington at Boston n.aOO leading Boston. 6-4. but the Red) Total 103,691 Sox put on a 3-rtm rally which! NATIONAL LEAGUE , ,ing third base. hn Bill Knickerbocker has bm --. dragged out of the Yankee dugoti Mack said Eddie, jr.. was deter-1 ^ pvessed inlo service as a sec mined to plav the outfield ll ' om ; ond b . us0imu i and leadoff man. the first day he reported, so the Tho £(JX W0llkl be tcx-sed ol old gentleman put. him there and ralhcj . U uhUy were it not for th •ri^'hirn pot to worry atout any- ! ,- a( . t tlia! - {j^.y ure managed b 'hlivr Yestevf'rtv at the stadium kid -seeivd ir be taking his 4b.0bt aked a strike a'cross on him. bats lefr.-handed. is a Uttl? cr tlian his father, and hasn't mething. ad the Goon has gone ell since. Pete Appleton quickly "ked up in Pale Hose livery. Dykes made Clint Brown one • the sport's finest relief workers, nd then swapped him back to ie Indians for young Johnny Hum- hreys Don't be surprised if Hum- 3hreV.s and Jce Haynes, obtained turn out to be pills "Red Bird Seed." since Prexy Qam Breadon ordered 25.000 pills and told the erstwhile "Gas House Gang" to "Eat 'em and like em. The new Western league. Class B baseball loop, has * unique disparity of population in cities of u circuit . . - Denver has 318,415 persons; Norfolk. Neb a new member'of the loop, includes ^10•'7 population! - . • Bert Lesak, an Indian from Katla, Alaska, will captain the Dubuque U. cage team .n'the 1941-42 season. + * * joe Meclwick. according to -Who's Who in Baseball," holds a 333 lifetime major league batting average despite 'his .301 ol 1940 from his first year (1932. with the Cardinals, in succession, he hit" .349, .306. .319, .353, .3*1. .37,. 2, .332, .and .301. He's been shd- Tom Washington, 11 right. Bob Kennedy made the mistake up his dad's trick of taking Kt'.m out and sticking I James -J. Dykes. I>ykes a Shrewd Trader Spending no money to speak of, Dykes. th°e little wLsecracker with the big cigar, has built jvell. He is a master salesman — S75.000 from Detroit for a faded Al Simmons, for example. 1 gave them a 7-6 victory. Danny', St. Louis at Cincinnati MacFayden walked Joe Cronin New York at Brooklyn with the bases loaded in the Pittsburgh at Chicago ninth, forcing in the winning run. j Boston at Philadelphia Cronin and Bobby Doerr hit ho- Total mers, the latter with a mate on. The American League champion i Total for both leagues Tigers were rained out of their i Last year's two-league debut against the Browns at St,j total (eight games' Louis. \ Last year's largest single game total: St. Louis cvead Courier News want ads. | at Detroit: 3-1.940 31.604 17.008 10.595 94,147 chr They sav that li<>htnin« nov.'V \ strikr' twice in the sarnr p'ace, but you are gcnr; to have a hard i time' convincing Connie Mack that cne Collins isn't as good as another and that some day the record books will be studded with the feats of E. Collins, sr.. and E. Ccllins. jr. HAMUN'S AKIVI HEAVY 197,839 i ATLANTA—Luke Hnmlin claims he has done too much work 183.U02 ' -19.417 Dykes engineered advantageous Bonura for Joe fith is still k-i:king himself for th stone, though tin; Old Fox did WL-U ; lUi'in-Iiilly U-asing Bananas Bon- \ iu"a to the Giants and Cubs. j Detroit chucked in Mike Tresh \ in a six-player transaction in 11)37, i and two years later he became i D\ke:;' first-string catcher. j • "Castoffs .suddenly get tounh \m- ; clrr caseball's top jockey. Moose ; Solters being a striking exampl-;-. Conic Mack gave up on bii- and blond Eddie .Smith and bt> •;>cc- t.-.-i.»ri Bill Dietrich, but tlu-y are of taking time out to nurse a aching ami on the coast Now he can't get back on third tise Given a shot, in the arm b> Dykes. Lcdigiani is hitting so wel •••e can't be replaced. Dykes builds confidence in m ebullient and optimistic way. Players are pleased to play to him He Ls still one of them, al though in a position of authorit : Dykes took command of one o the'worst clubs in the* hisuv-y ihe American League in 1934. 1 tcok it from last place to fifth i '35 and the Sox have twice fi i'sh'cd third and twice fourth since Judge Laiiclis the most polished s h o r t ; stop in the wheel. Bam a Rowell. the other half of a slick second base combination, was a milcl sensation in 1940 in threatening t o show the way in hitting in his maiden effort. Sibby Sisti is a swift and oth- IN A PoWER DIVE TEMPERATURE OU MAY CHANGE f* s" ^?'~~ FOR SPRING .-CHANGE ig the past few years it's true, if he hits .333 this year he . 0 _U make the Dodgers the Na- onal league champions. . - Johnny his successor as the Big oise" of the Cards, has a .339 life me average starting in 1936. GIRLS LIKE FIGHTS ITHACA — Seventy-eight per ent of Cornell University co-eds oted in favor of restoring boxing the intercollegiate sport pro- erwise remarkable thira -naseman. and he is not yet 21. Max West was the most sought player in baseball at the conclusion of 1939. Rival managers cooled off on the outfielding bat- last year's all-star CONCRETE STORM SEWER For Sale ALL SIXES Oscpola Culvert Co. Phones 253 & 60 D. S. Laney Ed Wiseman Osceola. Ark. Those in a position to know- de-- At Stud RED MCDONALD DARE R^. NO. 13503 T»-- Persic-red 5--pUed Combination Harness Stallion mi'k" iVu season at Blythoville Fairgrounds. For fees, or information write W L. TATR. Blytheville, Ark. >vUl SPECIAL PLYMOUTH .spring. The Brooklyn right haiv.ler stivs his arm feels heavy and dead. : effective workmen TM-* A CTr-v^- *i r>ni i i r No .loh Too Small or Too Large! 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