Tyler Morning Telegraph from Tyler, Texas on April 1, 1952 · 7
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IS o Tate ItoraiBf llleifap SPORTS TYLER, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIt, 11952 SECTION A tv r i nn i itt nrv a Aims ivicci iiavcicia iicic i uiiigiii p, Bagwell, Somonte y Mound Assignments Lions Seek To Regain Victory Stride Against Panthers Today bond time this season ast Texans take to In East Texan Park bition game. The East ttle the Little Rock If the Class AA South- Ition here Tuesday at 8 Billy Capps has desig- Bagwell, Ed Beach, and Imonte on the hill against lers. ason Bagwell twirled for ft, Norfolk, Va., and 111., . and finished with a fird. Beach rung up a 10-5 Fth Baton Rouge and Som- Ited a 24-11 record, includ- strikeouts, for Ardmore, Mt season. ! Rock Manager Willis Hud- JoostTops Exhibition Ming Marks Iw YORK, March 31 (IT). (e Joost, regarded as a "ban-itter" in most big league sail circles, reigned Monday lie surprise batting leader of prapefruit Circuit. le 36-year-old shortstop ol 'Philadelphia Athletics col led 12 hits in 21 at bats for a average to steal the spot- ; from a flock of rookies in latest compilation of figures fsprihg exhibition games. hirteen rookies appeared bne the list of the 48 leading lers (three from each team), tile such veteran sluggers as In MusiaL ' Ted Williams, Ikie Robinson and Yogi'Berra i not make the list, larry (Peanuts) Lowrey of the rLouis Cardinals was closest bost with a .464 batting mark. I was followed by Solly Hemus be Cardinals ( .450) , . Rookie Jutfielder Don Nicholas of the Chicago White . Sox (.444) and Roy Campanella of the Brook lyn Dodgers (.442.) The spring pitching records showed six rookies with perfect 0.00 earned run averages. They are Raul Sanchez and Gerald Lane of the Senators, John Rutherford of the Dodgers, Vern Taylor of the BrOwns, and Will The Tyler High Lions, now batting .500 in their district baseball play, will take on the Lufkin Panthers at Lufkin Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Lions of Coach Bob Carpenter will be favored to take the Schmidt and Frtfd Hahn of the i .BrnmHii. - X 'eteraii3' Vic Raschi of the iftes and Cliff Chambers of rCardinals also were unscored lin did not announce his starting pitchers in advance. Hudlin, a former Cleveland Indian and St Louis Brown pitcher, has a number of youthful moundsmen that are likely to see considerable action in the exhibition games. Among the more promising youngsters on the Traveler roster are Richard Hoeksema, a 22-year-old left hander who posted an 11- 10 record last year with his home town Davenport, Iowa, club, and big Wayne Stouffer, 21-year-old right hander who stands six foot, three inches tall and tops tne scales at 195 pounds. Last year Stuffer posted a 2-2 mark with Richmond, Ind-., and Wausau, Wis. Hudlin also has seven voter-ans from last year's team to choose from. Texarkana ruined the East Tex ans exhibition debut here Satur day afternoon. 6-4. The Bears scored two runs in the ninth in ning to break a 4-4 deadlock and win. Tyler used Johnny Murph, Gale Pringle, and Jack Carday in their initial exhibition encounter. The trio turned in a creditable performance, limiting the Bears to 10 safeties. Most of these were of the blooper variety. All three Tyler hurlers are fast bailers and the Bear batsmen were swinging late and getting only a piece of the ball, sending it, down the foul lines. Second Baseman Jack Lohman joined the Easht Texans Saturday and may see some action in Tuesday night's tilt, but has not rounded into shape enough to .go the distance. Last season Lohman hit .312 with San Antonio and Wichita Falls. He was the last player scheduled to report for spring training. Manager Capps will probably start Hal Epps in centerfield, either Larry Bucynski or Hank Robinson behind the plate, Milam Vucelich and Johnny Stone in left and rightfields respectively. Around the infield will probably be Bob Akenhead at first, Jim Dean or Harry Landers at second, Erv Carlson at short and Capps at third. Wednesday the East Texans leave on a six-day road trip. They return to action on their home dia mond April 9 against Carswell Air Force Base in a night game. Tyler meets Texas City Wednes dav. then journeys to Galveston Port Arthur, Lake Charles, New Iberia and Crowley on successive nights for games on the opponents' fields. Coach Ed Irons has one week left in which to ready his Tyler Lion tracksters for the district meet. Actually, he needs a couple more weeks for preparations. Track workouts did not begin officially until spring grid training was over, and that was only about two weeks ago. And a couple of other tracksters joined the team only last week. Hence, the Lions aren t likely to be a strong contender for the district crown, although they'll bring home some points. Coach Irons plans to drill his charges extensively this week in an endeavor to have them in tiptop shape for the district meet at Kilgore Saturday. hmidt, the Cardinals' spring Ining "find," claimed the most tacular pitching record of f-having hurled 20 innings out permitting an earned Texans and others throughout the nation were saddened by the news of Alvin N. (Bo) McMil-lin's death. It was common knowledge he was in extremely bad health. But his demise still came as a shock. McMillin, a native of Fort Worth, gained fame as a player at little Centre College. As one of the most famous coaches ever produced in America, he compiled enviable records throughout the country. His greatest triumphs came at the University of Indiana. He took over there in 1934 at . the Hoosier school where he lifted Indiana back into the national limelight. In 1948 he signed with the pro fessional Detroit Lions, and one of his smartest moves was the signing of SMU's Doak Walker to a Lion contract. Walker went ahead to become the rookie of the year in his first season with the Lions. McMillin's fortunes with the Lions were something short of spectacular, and he became Phil adelphia Eagle coach after re signing from his Detroit post in 1950. . Leslie West, a Wacoan who will graduate from Southwestern University this spring, was in Tyler and other East Texas cities Monday in search of a coaching position. He would like a job as head basketball coach and assist ant football coach in some school in this area. He played basket ball, baseball nd was on the track team at the Georgetown college . . . Two athletes who formerly played basketball and baseball against Tyler High and other East Texas schools are now attending Southwestern, West told us. They are- Jack (Ears) Ramey and Russell (Lon) Chaney Jr., both of Sulphur Springs. Both are on the South western baseball team this spring . Hard luck has beset Dick Lenzi, promising young Texar kana catcher. He recently suf fered a broken thumb, and will be out of action for several weeks . According to reports. Long view's chances of landing Harry Scherting from Dallas are pret ty slim. The hard-hitting player has been blasting the ball at such a torrid pace he has been shifted to the cleanup slot in the Eagle batting order . . . Curt Simmons who will be given his discharge irom the Army in a few days says he is ready for mound duty He will rejoin the Philadelphia Phillies. It goes without saying ne wm he a welcome addition. Cuff Notes: Tyler's East Texans will clash with the Little Rock Travelers here Tuesday night, After that, they will swing through South Texas and Loui siana, playing a game a day for six days. Then they'll return home for other exhibition games Peoria A ips Phillips ler AC Sets Fight Jght Thursday :urley Mahan, owner and man- fer of the Tyler Athletic Club, h lined up a fight night program Thursday night, consisting of jeers irom live aast Texas Ins. ighters from Henderson County nior College, Gladewater, Pal- ine. New London and Tyler ve entered the tourney. Ten fights have been lined up, han said, and more win be ded if enough pugilists enter. 'A bout between Palestine's Dean ann and Roy Childress of Hen- son County JC has been sched- Swann won over Childress e last Tyler AC fight night by knockout But Swann had to Jme off the canvas to win. Chil- fess floored the Palestine Golden oves champion in the first round their lightweight battle. Also lined up is a bout between Uddy Thurman and Don Holmes Tyler. Kansas Dumps LaSalle To Gain Olympic Berth NEW YORK, March 31 (JP) Clyde Lovellette, a moon-faced giant with a feather basket touch, poured in 40 points Monday night to lead Kansas NCAA champions to a 70-65 victory over fired-up LaSalle and qualify the Jayhawks for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. The Peoria Caterpillars, who Henderson Softball eeting Set Today HENDERSON, March 31 (Spl.) First public meeting in behalf of the 1952 Softball program being sponsored by the Henderson Jay- cees will be held Tuesday night at the Henderson high school gym. Representatives of organizations desiring to enter teams in the league this year as well as prospective players are invited to at tend. Last season eight teams be longed to the league and approximately 150 players participated. The Jaycees are also trying to organize one or more Softball teams of girls for exhibition games in this area. M 1 ! fir i v ; I V sent 18 field goals through the mesh and sank four foul shots. He tallied 15 in a row for his team in the last eight minutes to wipe out a lead which the scrappy, ball-hawking Philadel- phians gained in tne opening auarter and held until 6 minutes and 40 seconds were left in the fame. Under this year's Olympic rules, each of the finalists places seven players on the U.S. Olympic sauad which invades Hel sinki this summer. Coach Warren Womble of the Caterpillars said he would re quest five members of his squad and two from the other top teams of the AAU. Eagles Humbled By Cherokees LONGVIEW, March 31 (JP). Longview of the Big State League defeated the Dallas Eagles 6-1 Monday night. John Bruzga, Longview third baseman, batted in four runs with three hits, including a home run with two aboard in the third Three Longview1 rifiht handers jonn FipaK, Melvin Burgess and Bill Lenihann, limited the Texas League club to six scattered hits. Pipak was credited with the win, while Orel Dryden, Dallas starter, was charged with the loss, t Dallas ., 100 000 0001 6 2 Longview 013 000 20x 6 13 1 Druden, Erlckson and Aylward: Pipak, Burgess, Lenihann and Dooley. mSS1" "mom1"1 Sv -5 Panthers into camp and get back! on the victory side of the ledger. Lrfkin dropped its first game to Kilgore, 18-0, and then lost to Henderson, 12-6. Two other games are scheduled for Tuesday in District 10-AA. The Gladewater Bears, currently sharing the top spot with Kilgore, will play at Marshall and Hender son will be at Longview. .Kilgore has an off day. Carpenter said Monday that he will start Robert Williamson, jun ior right-hander, on the hill against the Panthers. It will be the first appearance for Williamson for the Lions. He has looked good in practice and Carpenter thinks he will be able to stop the Panthers. In case Williams falters, Eugene Boykln will be ready for relief duty and Albert Hill will also be standing by. Carpenter hopes to be able to hold Hill until the important game with Longview in Tyler Thursday if possible. The Longview game will be one of the most important on the Lion schedule. Each team has lost one game and the loser Thursday will be all but eliminated from the district race. The Lions won their first game from Marshall. 12-1, but they were nosed out by Gladewater, 2-1, Friday. Longview also dropped a close one Friday, losing, 1-0, to Kilgore. Other starters for the Lions Tuesday are expected to be Charles Stone, catcher; Mickey BRAVES' SISTI SCORES Sibby Sisti, Boston Braves, scores from second on Sid Gordon's single to center field in the sixth inning of game with the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg. Fla. Jackie Jensen's throw bounces away from Yankee catcher Ralph Houk as the Braves' Earl Torgeson watches play. The Yanks won 8-6. (AP Wirephoto) Koonce, first base; Boyd Murphy, second base; Don Flynn, shortstop, Buddy Nolley, third base; Mike Trent, left field; Dan McNew, center field; and Walter Hogue, right field. With 62 At Philadelphia Walcott, Charles Sign For Title Bout June 5 PHILADELPHIA, March 31,moting the fight with Taylor, (JP). Heavyweight Champion nodded assent. Taylor pointed out Major League Baseball Clubs Invade Texas Major league baseball clubs invaded Texas this week to get rid of a 30-game exhibition schedule between March 31 and April 8. Pittsburgh, the St. Louis browns, Chicago White Sox. Bos ton Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland and New York Giants will be in Texas and Oklahoma to play each other and the Texas League CIUDS. THE SCHEDULE: Tueiday, April I . nusDurgn r ion Pittsburgh Plratei vi. Browni at Houi- Oil Belt Baseball League Organized VAN, March 31 (Spl.) Representatives of the Oil Belt Amateur Baseball League met in Van recently for the purpose of organiz ing for the coming season. A total of ten teams will compete in the league this year instead of eight. Member teams for 1952 will be Brownsboro, Chandler, Terrell, Swan, Murchison, Lin-dale Canners, Lindale Juniors, Van, Troup and Edom. The Van Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the local team and elected the following men to fill team offices: Johnny Bogue, business manager; Pop Winters, concession manager; Cecil Pyron, equipment manager; G. T. Stagner, playing field manager; Barney Riley, ground keeper; Spud Murphy, secretary-treasurer. The team will play under the title of the Van Volunteer Fire Department Base ball Club. Jersev Joe Walcott and Chal lenger Ezzard Charles signed contracts for a 15-round title match June 5- at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium amid a mob scene Monday that would have made Cecil B. DeMille proud. They should have considered renting that same 120,000 seat stadium for the signing of this fourth title meeting between Walcott. 37. and Charles, 30. Mayor James S. Clark's City Hall reception room looked like it had been invaded by the entire cast of one of the famous DeMille movies, Each fighter will get 30 per cent of the gate, including tele vision and radio broadcasts and motion picture royalties. Five per cent goes to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL) and 1 per cent goes to the Camden Pal, both organizations sponsor boys recreation groups. The promoter said tickets would sell from $3 to $20 and that he expected the total gate to hit $400,000. Jim Norris, president of the International Boxing Club of New York, which is cc-pro- A's Break Camp WEST PALM BEACH. Mareh 31 VP). The PhilaHelhpia Athletics broke camp Monday and started the annual barnstorming tour that will wind up at Shibe Park with the city series against the National League Philadelphia Phillies. there is no return-bout clause in this contract. Walcott will start training April 15 in Atlantic City. Charles said he expected to weigh about 185 for the fight and that he hoped the lessons he had learned from motion pictures of the Pittsburgh fight would prevent any recurrence of the knockout. "Walcott is strong and he has confidence in himself," Charles said. Chlrnlrn Whit. flnv I k v. ft.! r..k. (Nl at San Antonio (night)'. Boston Red Box (A) va. Bhreveport at Bhreveport. April I'lratei v. Browni at Beaumont. Wh te Box vs. Austin at Austin (night). White Box vs. Dallia at Dlla. inlnhtt Cubs vs. Brooke Army Medical Center li OIMI J1IHOIUU. RedBox va. Houston at Houston. April U Browns vi. White Sox at Ban Antonio. wiiiio oox vs. uuiias hi uauas (nigni). Pirates vs Cubs at Beaumont. Red Sox vs. Dallas at Dallas. Frldav. April 4 Browns vs White Box at San Antonio. White Box vs Dallas at Dallas. Red Sox vs. Fort Worth at Fort Worth. April It Browns vs, Ban Antonio at Ban Antonio. Indians vs. Olants at Dallas. White Box vs. Fort Worth at Fort Worth, April 1 Browns ti Cubs at Bhreveport. Indians vs. OlanU at Ban Antonio. April S Indiana va. Giants at Houston. Widner's Team Wins Etex Pro-Am Homer Widner, club professional at Kilgore, led the winning team in the third round of play in the East Texas Pro-Amateur GoU Tournament Monday afternoon at the Longview Country Club. Widner's team turned in a 10 under par 62 for the best performance to date by a team in the tourney. Jimmy Whitcher, Marshall club pro, captained the second place finishers. Four teams tied for third place, but Frank White, Gladewater pro. called. the toss of the coin correctly and was awarded the third position. Members of Widnera, team were Bobby Cupit, B. C. Maxey, Bill Walsh, Roy Leach, Harry Lewis Jr., and Jeff Duncan. On Whitcher's second place team were L. C. Taylor of Tyler, John Simmons, D. F. Roberts, Harold Matthews, Paul Head, and Lindale Stewart. Composing White's team were Vernon Stroud, F. M. Jones, C. A. Lutz, John Brooks, Bobby Sharp, E. F. Crim, and George Leach. . Other team captains that tied for third place were Relph Morgan, club pro at Willow Brook Country Club; Earl Scroggins, host pro at Longview; and Bill Wright, Palestine Country Club pro. Widner turned in the most outstanding individual performance of the day. He carded four consecutive birdies to lead his team to victory. The tournament moves to the Henderson Country Club Monday, April 7, for the fourth round. It was the second time that Widner's team has won the tourney. He led a group that tied for first in the opening round at Greggton. Morgan indicated that approxi- mately 70 golfers turned out for play Monday. Threatening rain kept a large number away, it was believed. Sedgman, Wife Lose Mixed Doubles Play CANNES, France, March 31 IP). Australia's Frank Sedgman and his wife were defeated Monday byH . England's Joan Curry and South Africa's Tower Williarris In the rv ivn1 A sm i V1 a B final r4 AtiM Onm AB tennis tourney. The scores were 0-2, 4-6, 8-6. , : ? Sedgman won the singles crown by defeating Milo Branovic of Yugoslavia, 6-4, 6-1. CLYDE LOVELLETTE hibition, the six-foot-nine Lovel lette, the nation's leading scorer, meet Kansas in Tuesday's finals, also gained Olympic berths by trouncmg the Phillips Oilers, 64-50, at Madison Square Garden. . In a phenomenal shooting ex- p3R n i ii New 1952 MDE3 Television & Radio Sets TV Sets et low et $19995 ROY RAMSEY RADIO SHOP 181 B. Trent IE! THE NIW 19SS miLCO TV RADIOS BEFORE YOU BUT-EAST CREDIT ' TERMS I 1 I Radios et lew es jffiE) 1 Grapefruit League Miesutts Cards Nip Phils, 8-7, Despite Jones' Grand Slam Homer CLEARWATER, Fla., March 31 (JP). A sixth-inning grand slam homer by Willie Jones fell one run short of the mark Monday as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Philadelphia Phillies 6-7 in a game called at the end of the seventh to allow the Phils to catch a train. The bases were loaded with Del Wilbur, Richie Ashburn and Connie Ryan when Jones unleashed his four-ply home run. It was the Phillies' fourth of the Grapefruit and Jones' second. Del Ennis has the other two, The Cardinals scored four runs in the first inning on four hits, including a double by Billy John-sen. St. Louis (N) 401 300 OS 9 3 Phelladelphla N ... 010 114 07 12 4 Presko, Schmidt (6) and Rice. Fussel-man (5); Possehl. Miller (3). Drews (S), Hansen (7) and Burgess, Lopata (7). WP Presko. LP Possehl. of the Texas League last year, faced only 23 men. Detroit (A) ........ 000 000 0000 New York (A) .... ooo ooi iix. Oray, Foytack (7). McCleland Battsi Schaerfer. Miller (8) and Berra, Houk (7. WP Schaeller. LP Gray. 00 3 1 x 3 9 I d (8) and Chisox Head For Texas PHOENIX, Ariz., March 31 (JP). The Chicago White Sox headed for Texas Monday and a two-front campaign in the Lone Star State. Follow The East Texans ... on their first exhibition tour. When the team leaves Tyler Tuesday night for a six-day road trip, you can follow them all the Way in the sports columns of your Tyler Morning Telegraph. Bill Bogarr, Morning Telegraph sports editor, will travel with the team. He will keep you posted on game results, how well the team is shaping up and sidelights on Texas' most promising Class B baseball team. Plan NOW to follow Bogart's day-by-day report in your Tyler Morning Telegraph. Goodman Grabs Keystone MEMPHIS, Tenn., ' March 31 UP). It looks like Bill Goodman. the Boston Red Sox smooth util ity man, will open the season for the Sockers ai second base. Once he heard that Bobby Doerr was hanging up his spikes, Goodman asked Manager Lou Boudreau for the chance to work at second. Reds Cut Roster TAMPA, March 31 (JP). The Cincinnati Reds cut their roster to 28 players Monday by optioning off Rookie Righthander Bob Cur-ley to Tulsa, their class AA farm club in the Texas League. Braves Unite Squads JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 31 '(P) The Boston Braves two squads will rejoin forces here on Tuesday for a game with the Phil-adelhpia Phillies. Ramey, Calhoun Brelsford & Hull ATTORNEYS AT LAW Citiicni National lank Bldl. 2-7361 Tyler IF YOUR CAR NEEDS . . . Low Financed Repair- THEN f ...a wrum - at nm mm D No Down Piymtnt O For quick, expert repair ot low cost where you can take advantage of a monthly installment method of paying see Young Motor Company, Inc. No hidden charges, no down payments, no red tape. 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