Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 20, 1954 · Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY,- 20, 1934 Hot Competition Tonight In Big Relays 011 City Invites 12 Team CHECKING AN ASSET — Caapy Stengel plows hi* eyes in blissful anticipation feeling Mickey Mantle's knee, from which a cartilage was removed. The manager of the Yankees was delighted when the young slugger did not miss the early going. (NEA). Cards Finally Win at Home ST. LOUIS #—Manager Eddie Stanky's St. Louis Cardinals have broken into the win column at home. Paced by a pair of successive home runs by Stan Musial and Ray Jablonskl in the sixth inning, the Cards defeated the Cincinnati Redlegs Monday night, 6-3. The Cardinals lost their home opener to the Chicago Cubs, 33-4. Southpaw Harvey Haddix, who had suffered two straight defeats, received credit for his first victory of the year although he need- t ; ed help from Stu Miller and Al Brazle in the ninth. Haddix stopped Cincinnati's , ed help from Stu Miller and'A] Brazle in the ninth. •' Haddix stopped Cincinnati's ; slugging outfielder, Jim Green'.grass, \vith one hit in lour times at bat. Greengrass went into trie ; game with a .611 batting average. Rookie Cardinal shortstop Alex ' Grammas' got his first major league hits—a single and double- after being held hilless in liis first ii times at bat. Wally Post belted a two- run homer off Haddix in Ihe second Inning to put the Redlegs into the lead after St. Louis hud scored one In the first. The Cards came back to tie Ihe game in their half of the second. Musial and Jablonskl (hen bolted their successive hdhicrs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Player Adami Fowler Bnlley McMillan Borkowikl l Bell ll <:o AB n If 402 n n n 1 o n o n n n o i r»r<lln>li on Player AB Tt H Tteptllnkl Moon Scho'nl Muilnl II 0 41 40 Klunzewikf 4 (I 0 GreenRraM 4 0 I Temple Pout Snmlnlclc Lnndrllh Ttyim 2 1 I 2 n n n n o n n n n i i Jalilonftkl 413 OnMlKllonc o 1 o Vvnrn M 0 0 200 0 t o 1 0 I 4 1 2 n o o o n o ooo Srhofleld Atfiton Orammai llnrltllx Miller Brnzlt Perkowikl 200 Cnllum ono Hamon l o o Tolal« ..32 3 7 Totalu ..31 « 9 Inning: J3,l 45fl 7fln—• n H E Cincinnati 020 ooo 001 rt 7 i Cardinal! no ooa oix « n 3 Yankees 9 Key Man Rizzuto Said To Be Slowing Down NEW YORK ff - Phil Rizzulo, the veteran shortstop of the Yankees, does not appear to be getting the jump on the ball that he did in other years. Manager Casey Stengel Is said to be doing a spot of worrying. Casey's rivals have been wailing to hear for several years now that little Phil has begun to feel his 35 summers and has slowed up a step. In their opinion, Rizzuto has been the key man in the Yankees' string of championships, and they are convinced he is the one player the club cannot replace from its farm system. Neither is Gerry C o 1 e. m a n making Stengel happy by his play at second base. The feeling is that the Korean veteran put in tar too much time in preliminary baseball camps all through February and was tired before he even reported to Stengel at St. Petersburg. He is of the slight, nervous type and needs to conserve his energy. Looks as though the champs might be in for a long summer. The Cincinnati Redlegs, on the other hand, started out to do exactly what their new manager, Birdie Tebbetts said they would — wear out a lot of National League pitch, ers. If Jim Greongrass, Ted Kluszewski and Gus Bell continue tq terrify opposing throwers as they did in the opening week, they're not going to be welcome anywhere. It's too early .to say that Tebbetts has put together a pitching staff that will stand up. "We're to climb over somebody," Birdie said when lie opened bis training camp. "I'll guarantee we won't finish sixth again." WOOD RIVER—Tonight brings the finest collection of track afhlefps to gather this year in the area as the first annual Wood River Relays RO( underway af 6 o'clock. Opening event* will be the prp- HrninHfirs in the * per-in I high hurdle nice whirh will pit several oulNtandlng hurdlers. In- rliidinjf Wood River's Johnny Frlrnd, Herbert Isaacs of Gran- He City and Rlchnrd Brown of Trie discus should rome In for ils share of attention as Jerome Duny, the Oilers' sensafinnnl weight mim. seeks to brenk the Soiitlweslern Relnys record es Inhlished by llutherford of Belleville in 1048 of 143 feel, 3-fl/I6 inches. Dupy set n new discus /•word .Saturday Hf the Herrin Relnys wilh a 154 feet, four- inch effort. Twelve tennis, including en- Iries from Alton High, Western Military Academy, Roxann, Civic Memorial of Rrlhttlfo arid host Wood River, will make up the field. Other teams on hand will come from Belleville, Dupo, Knsl St. Louis, Kdwarrlsvllle, Granite Cily. Madison mid Maplewood Richmond Heights, Mo. The Wood River Relnys have been arranged to replace the void left by the discontinuance of the Southwestern Illinois Conference Relays, which were held for 23 years prior to the conference's dlsbandment last June. Excellent, competition which featured the Soulhwcstorn Rp- lays should be even greater wilh the inclusion of additional teams. Maplewood and Granite Cily are regarded as prime favorites to battle perennial champ Kast St. Louis for the team title this year. Trophies will be awarded to schools finishing first, second and third. Individual awards will be given to members of winning relay teams and to those placing first to fourth in the special high hurdles race and field events. The point count in the relays will be 10. 6, 4 and 2, while in the hurdles, and field events, it will be 5, 3, 2 and 1. Sports Sked TODAV TRACK—Wood River Relays (Alton, Wood River, Western Military Academy, Roxana, Civic Memorial and seven other schools), G. GOLF—Alton High at Belleville, 4. TKNNIS — Edwardsvillc at Roxann, 4. Quebec will have a 10-day moose hunting season opening Oct. 1. Last year the season was six days longer. 13ASKI3ALL- -Cathedral (Belleville) at Marquotte, 3 :•!!>; Civic Memorial at' Brighton, 4; Western Military Academy at John Burroughs, 4. TRACK— Alton at Granite City (junior and senior), 4. TICNNfS -Belleville at Wood River, 3:30; Western Military Academy at John Burroughs, 4. Throws Corkscretv Ex-Wash Out Miceli Now Menaces Welters Jo* Miceli. NEW YORK, (NEA).-Joe Micell's left hook sent Steve Marcello following the back of his head to the canvas in the middle of the sixth round and Ray Arcel, who was promoting their scheduled 10-round match in | Boston, got up from his press I row seat. i ' "Get that next |, bout ready," he | shouted, then • turned to a cou- | pie of people with him and shook his head. "There hasn't been a welterweight around in a long time who hit like Miceli," he said. "That left hand of his will take out anybody. He's the holiest fighter around." When you talk about Miceli today, you mention a lot more than the knockout punch the 25- year-old New Yorker carries. And you go a lot deeper than the five straight victories—four of them knockouts—he has taken in the last four months. At the end of last year, Miceli, who now is talking about a crack at the welter title, was nothing more than a washed-up piece of knockout bait who had quit the ring to avoid further beatings after losing four in a row. Pierre Langlois, Johnny Saxton and Jrviij Sieen had whipped him handily and Pat Manzi, a run of the mill club fighter, had knocked him out in ijv rounds. U'f * different story now. Mi- celi began 3flJ4 hy stiffening Jesse ICeeler | n two. then flattened Wes Ei-hols in three. After lhat, ho became (he firsi fighter who ever put Wallace (Bud) Smith on the floor and Miceli put him there for RO od in the fifth round in Ciiu-immti. Then came a 10-round battering of Johnny Lombardo and the Marcello KO. "I Just worked my legs off," explains Miceli. "I trained until I thought I was a guy they invented gyms for." After the Manzi debacle, which was in August, the fighter told Bobby Nelson, who was managing him, that he was throtujh. He went buck to his lower oast side neighborhood and tried lo make a living by working, a strange method tor a uuv u | ul had been fighting for more than six years and had known Ing nighls, like his draw wilh Joey (Jiardello. a disputed split decision loss to Kid Gavilan, and knockouts of guys like Arthur King and Luther Rawlings. The little money Miceli had left from his years of blowing his purses quickly ran out So when Paddy Young, the middle weight, bumped into him one day and suggested that he give it another whirl under Young's manager, Harry Stk'kevers, Miceli was ail for it. Stickevcrs took Mk-eli away from his east side haunts, where all-night card games had been taking up more of Joe's time than boxing, and put him in * midtown hotel. There, with trainers Dan and Nick Klorio helping out, Stickevers gave MJ- col i a lied ohci-k at 9 every nifihl. got him up and on the road at t! eni'h morning. Afternoons were spent in Stillmnn's (.•yinimsium. After h\o solid months of this, the coim-bai-k operation w» s switched to Greenwood Lake, N. Y., where Miceli, who formerly had looked upon trainiiiR camps with disdain, found himself (oiling harder than ever. "The guy never had bothered to train." says Stiekeyors, "That's what WHS wrong with him." In February, Miceli was given his first start—against Keeler— at a small dub in Holyoke, Mass. He >;o( e.\ni'(|y S450. but came away from ii with KMI.OOO worth of confidence. ! MiceP now is in ihe SS.OfW-an- I (iiiiint; bracket anil h«s a real | l>i« pay niKht on schedule when I he fdkex <m Al Andrews in In- liimiapnlis in Alny. Alu-eli is doing it with a 'left band thrown either in a .cross, hook or the only left mipercut in Ihe ring today. The latter is a twisting corkscrew, affairs which e:\plodes when it /reaches the other fellow's chin. • Vic Marsillo. who 'manages Bud Smith, high-ranking lightweight, claims this punch is Ihe in Ihe business. "When he hit my guy wilh il : early in Ihe fiuhi." recalls Mnr- sillo. "even I began to walk like Loon Krrol. "After Hie fight, some guy asks Bud if he could hear Ihe referee counting." " 'Did you,' 1 asked the guy, 'hear the alarm clock jjie .last time you showed up at work two hours late?' " Alton Red birds Stomp Collinsville, CLOSE PLAY — Alton's Butch Ilosack stretches out his short legs trying to beat out a grounder to second base while Collinsvlllo First Baseman Bruce Quavle reaches out for the ball Bosack vvas called out on an eyclash-close dccisbn but Alton won without trouble, 9-1.—Orville Brown photo. Big League Races Off to Close Start By BEN MILKGAR AP Sport* Writer The major league pennant races are away to one of the closest starts In recent seasons. Today, after one week, only a game and a half separates first and last in the American League; just two games divide top from joltom in the National. Detroit is leading the American by half a game over Washington. A ycnr ago the Tigers were last, bur games behind the old St. Louis Browns, and Washington was in seventh place. Cincinnati, co-leader with Phila- dclphiu in the National League, languished in seventh last year at Ihe end of the first week while the Phils were tied for third. Neither Brooklyn nor New York, op-heavy choices to repeat their 1H53 triumphs, have been able to natch their first-week pace of last season. The Dodgers already were in first with n 4-1 mark (they are :liird this time with 3-2) and the Yankees were second at 4 . 2. They're 3-3 this year. The leaders all lost Monday, Detroit was toppled by Chicago 5-1. Cincinnati bowed to St. Louis 6-.% and the Phillies were clubbed by Brooklyn 9-7. In other action the Yankees split H Palriol's Day pair in Boson, losing 2-1 in the morning and vinning 5-0 in the afternoon with a brilliant one-bitter by Jim McDonald. Washington shaded the 'hiladelphin Athletics 4-3 on Edhe Yost's ninth-inning homo run. 'ittsburgh beat the New York Ciianls 7-5. Baltimore and Cleveland in the American League and Milwaukee md Chicago in the National weren't scheduled. McDonald's performance against he Red Sox was the best of his •aret>r. lie walked five but struck ml four and the only safety he illowed was a second-Inning single by rookie Harry Aggnnis. Mickey Mantle struck out tom- mies in the morning contest, bating lefi-lmnded, but he hit a home •un right-handed, his first of the season, in the after-lunch encoun- cr. Jack Harshman, the former first baseman who was the pitching sensation of the Southern Assn. last season, failed in his second start vith the White Sox. But Harry )orish slammed the door on the Tigers after taking over with the bases loaded and one out in the POWER MOWER SPECIAL! tun Vain?: liedui-eil |o Name brand m-| tjpp mower. A real buy at Ihu low price. JOE BRANDT Mwi, K. JIM MCDONALD fourth inning. Chicago collected 11 hits oft los- the spree. er Billy lloeft and his successors, Dick VVeik and Bob Miller. Jackie Robinson was the hitting star in Brooklyn's triumph over the Phillies. He broke a 5-5 tie with a home run in the seventh inning and finished the night wilh a 4-for-4 performance. The Phils drove Don Newcombe to cover in the third inning when they took a 4-1 lead but the Dodgers' 18 nil attack was too much for the ineffective Philadelphia pitching. Successive homers by Stan Musial and Ray Jablonski in the sixth inning helped Harvey Haddix win his first game for St. Louis. Haddix already has lost twice and he needed ninth inning help from Stu Miller and Al Brazle. Pittsburgh' scored 'five runs with only one hit in the third inning against the Giants. Four walks, interference by catcher Ebba St. Claire, and a hit batter aided in Air of Optimism Pervades Tliree-I Before Openers CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa IP There's an air of optimism about as the Three I League, the country's oldest Class B baseball circuit, opens its 46th season today. It stems from the improved manpower situation and Ihe prospect tor a bang-up season in the league which has been operating in Indiana, Illinois and lowu since 1901. "Right now, it appears that we'll Imve a hot race and that's what it takes to enjoy a really fine year," said Hal Totten. the league president who has his office here. "We know that Terre Haute, Evansville, Quincy and Waterloo regularly come up with strong clubs. "Now both Codar Rapids and Peoria, who tied for fifth last year, report greatly improved personnel, and Keokuk. which did such a valiant job working independently for two years, has an affiliation with Cleveland and reports strong- ••r manpower. "Burlington, working alone this year, is quietly going about lining up a capable club without help." Totten said the manpower improvement comes, in part, from the number of experienced players returning to Three I clubs. Heading the list of returnees is Eddie Barbarito, hard-hitting third baseman of the Quincy Gems who was voted the league's most valuable player last year. Five managers from last season will be piloting again this season. The three new managers are all veterans at the business, too: Jo White at Keokuk, Walt Millies at Waterloo and Jim Crandall at Burlington. Today and on April 27, all clubs will be contesting for the, first day attendance record, won the past two seasons by Burlington. Today's games are in the eastern sector of the league: Burlington at Quincy; Keokuk at Peoria; Cedar Rapids at Terre Haute; and Waterloo at Evansville. Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily! Calhoun Fox, Coon, Btiflt and Bird Dog A'isn, Ine, ANNUAL SPRING MEET AND BENCH SHOW At Club Grounds, Ij milt* wist of Miohiol, III, 41 milet oast of Hamburg, on gravil road APRIL 23, 24, 25 Friendly Fox Ch*ft Frl.; Coon Drag Sun, 9 A.M. Bench Show t P. M. Membership for Entries Only; Ribbons, Roiottts for Winners Lunch Served on Ground! Not Responsible for Accident! No Liquor Allowed on Ground! LADIES WELCOME ON SUNDAY Fail Moot Oato, Soitonbtr 24, 2t. 21 Corpunky, Pre$. HqroU jonej, By HAROLD B. LtW JR. Only one change in the leaders of the Moose tournament at Peoria was made over the weekend. In the team event, Maromb rolled a scralrh total of 2848 and wilh a 408 filn handicap for the three games, got a total of P.256 which takes over first place. If these snores hold up. the Maromb Ix)d«e will receive the trophy for Ihe high scratch total «nd the members of the team will receive the J150 first prize plus a trophy for each member of the team. Champaign remains in second place with 302fi. In the doubles, Davis and Will are still in first place with 1374. In the afternoon Sunday. Mcf- ford and G. Fraxier rolled a 1271 to place second In the singles, Strohecker of Mt. Morris and Bars! of Macomb had scores of 676 to tie for third. To date in the tournament, there have been two other teams over the MOO mark. 1ft sets of doubles over 1200 and 67 individuals over 600. In the all events, Touchette of East St. Louis leads the scratch total with 1752 while Larry Barsi of Macomb with 1600 actual pins and a handicap of 342 for a total of 19<12 leads the handicap division. This week's schedule will consist of 53 learns, 124 sets of doubles and 147 singles, with the following towns represented: Elsah, Belvidere, Chicago, Cooksville, Kankakce, Bourbonnais, Manteno, Bradley, Wood River, Morris, Bloomington, Roxana, Westville, Decatiir, Aurora, Shcl- byville, Yorkville, Paris, Danvers, Rushville and Kane. 9-1 foe Rittenhouse Checks Kahoks With Two\ Hits BV LEE BAKER Telegraph Sports Edlto Lefty .Toe Rittenhouse got solid from his Alton High Redbird mates Collinsville Kahoks with two hits, 9-1 noon^ at Riverside Park here. The Redbirds drove Kahok starter Wayne Gavillpt to t he bench with a savage display of ; blasting with only one away in the first inning Alton picked up; six runs in that opening frame, i then added three more against reliefer Dominick (Junior) Gia-i coletto in the second to provide' a fat lead that held up the rest of the way. Rittonhoiisp tripled and singled, scored two runs and drove in a third to help his own cause. Hut more than anything else, the fastballing southpaw kept the Kahoks in ti<*ht rein to proteet the margin of runs that the Redbirds got so quickly. Collinsville made an early Ihreal when Harland Srheibal opened Ihe s.itne hy walking on four straight, pitches. Cant Redmon sacrificed Scheibal to second but Rittenhouse got off the batting support n checking the Monday after- Ma/or league Stand!nas NATIONAL LEAGUE club W L Pet. W „ Cincinnati 4 2 .667 .714 .571 Philad'phia -I 2 .667 .714 .571 Brooklyn 3 2 .600 .667 .500 Chicago CARDS G . Bhnd New York 2 2 .500 .600 .400 1 .'i .400-.500 .333 Hi 3 .400 .liOO .333 1U Milwaukee 2 3 .400 .500 .333 l'i Pittsburgh 2 4 .333 .429 .286 2 " Yesterday's Itcsiilts Cardinals, 6; Cincinnati, 3. Pittsburgh, 7; New York, 5. Brooklyn, 9; Philadlephia, 7. Only games scheduled." Today's Schedule Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Philadelphia, night. Milwaukee at Chicago. Pittsburgh at New York. AMERICAN LEAGUE W Club W L Pet. Detroit 4 l> .667 .714 .571 Wash'lon .1 2 .600 .667 .500 New York 3 3 .500 .571 .429 Boston Chicago Phil'phia Cleveland G L Bhnd 3 3 .500 .571 .429 1 3 3 .500 .571 .429 1 2 3 .400 .500 .333 1'i 2 3 .400 .500 .333 V/ 3 Baltimore 2 3 .400 .500 .333 1V 3 Yesterday's Results Boston, 2-0; New York, 1-5. Chicago, 5; Detroit, 1. Washington, 4; Philadlephia, 3. Only games scheduled. Today's Schedule Chicago at Detroit. Philadelphia at Washington, night. Only games scheduled. hook when his second baseman, Butch Rosack, speared a liner by Ralph Sackett, then dashed over to double off Scheibal. Perky Chiolero drew a walk to open the Alton half of the first frame before Rosack and Rittenhouse slugged Gavillot for con- ^cutive triples. BilJ Graves' ouncer to third seemed destined to set up a putout of Rittenhouse at the plate but Catcher Redmon dz-opped the ball. An attempted forceout of Graves at second on Bob Hewitt's bouncer to shortstop also missed fire when the peg came too late. Jim Leavell sacrificed both runners along and Don Stewart's single to center scored both Graves and Hewitt. That brought'on Giacoletto who disposed of Bill Eidson for a second out. John Schenato, however, slapped a single to center, scoring Stewart with the inning's sixth run. Chiolero was called out on strikes to end the frame. The Alton attack continued moving as Rittenhouse singled with one away in the second. Graves followed with a home run down the left field line. After Hewitt walked, Leavell crashed a triple to left to bring home Hewitt with what proved to be the Redbirds' final tally. Collinsville's only run came in the third. Bruce Quayle dropped & roller that Hewitt, speared, then threw to Rittenhouse covering first but Joe dropped the throw. Giacoletto singled to left for the first hit off Rittenhouse, Quayle holding up at second. Scheibal bounded to Chiolero at short who tossed to Rosack for a. force of Giacoletto, but Rosack's throw to first, trying for the double play, was way wide and Quayle came around to score. Thereafter the Kahoks' only other hit off Rittenhouse was a smash single by Sherwin VVhit- Hm long since you lashed the inside if yeur ears engine ? Oiff ALtmm CD-2 Jots •// ffcw- C!MM few figiM...btps if dfuJ KAHOK KILLER—Joe Rittenhoi se, Alton left- hander, held the Collins vllle singles took a —Orville >ks to a pair of the Kcdbirds •1 win Monday. Brown photo. low in the fcurth that skipped hy Eidson at third into left field. Rittenhouse walked four and struck out ight in his seven inning chore. Colllnivllle .. Player AB R H Scheibal 2 Redmon 1 Beaslcy l Sackett 3 Lawrence a Whitlow 3 Ohlendorf 2 Bailey 2 Wiihoit o Quayle 3 Gavlllet o Giacoletto 2 Totals ..21 Inning. i Coll'vile 0 Alton , « 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 > 1 0000123 30000x888 Alto? 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