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March 31, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARC! *t 19W Pirates Making Noise Like Pennant Winners By ED CORRIGAN AP Sports Writer What's this? The Pittsburgh Pirates atop the Grapefruit League standings, hitting home runs al over the place and one of their pitchers tossing a shutout? land — the Washington Senators Itoe Pirate* have been riding along in high gear all spring and tbeir sluggers have been hitting— they already have 30 home runs— but not even the most optimistic Buccaneer would have predicted that 23-year-old Bob Friend would whitewash the powerful Boston Red Sox. Full Nine That he did yesterday, with the Pirates talcing the decision 3-0. He also became the first of Fred Haney's pitchers to go nine full innings. The Pirate flingers amassed a total of four shutouts all last season. Friend, who has spent his entire major league career (three years) with the Pirates, gave up but three hits and walked only one. He also contributed a pair of singles. Cubs Win The Chicago Cubs, with Coach Bob Scheffing at the helm, former Manager Phil Cavarretta in the the way, defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-1. Johnny Klippstein pitched six shutout innings and Bank Sauer and Ernie Banks hit home runs. Joe Coleman went all the way for Baltimore, allowing six hits. The Cleveland Indians beat the New York Giants 2-1. Old Sal Mag- lie continued to impress the Western camp followers by going five innings and being tapped for only one hit. The Philadelphia Phillies nipped the world champion New York Yankees 7-6 with the Yanks' main stock in trade—a home run. Del Ennis hit it off rookie Bob Grim to break inning. a 6-6 tie in the fifth Sievers Delivers major league teams—most of them are breaking camp in the South- turned back the Cincinnati Red- legs when Roy Sievers hit a bases- loaded, two-out, ninth-inning home run off Jack Crimian. Elsewhere around the circuits: The Brooklyn Dodgers sent Don Zimmer, the heir-apparent to Pee Wee Reese's shortstop job, to their Vero Beach, Fla., replacement center to await assignment to one of their farms. The Boston Red Sox sold veteran catcher Gus Niar- hos to Louisville of the American Assn. Savoie-Persley On TV Tonight ST. LOUIS (#)—Armand Savoie of Montreal, knocked out in his last fight when Jie bid for the lightweight championship, goes against Arthur Persley tonight in a scheduled 10-round bout. Persley, of Red Cross, La., and also knocked out just once, is rated a harder puncher and is ranked No. 8, one step higher in the lightweight standings than the Canadian. The bout will be televised by S at 9 p. m. (CSTX Cards Begin Trip Homeward COLUMBUS, Ga. 10 — The St. Louis Cardinals open the first of eight homeward bound exhibition games with the Chicago White Sox today and Manager Eddie Stanky believes the trip will be a education for his Redbirds. good The St. Louisians meet only one other team — their Houston, Tex., farm club — on the tour. Stanky said yesterday the Sox should get the Cardinals used to speed and the use of surprise moves. FORE!—Joyce Ziske, left, and Barbara Romack get into the swing at Pinehurst, N.C. Miss Ziske of Waterford, Wis., Was medal- ist and winner of this spring's North and South Women's championship, a title formerly held by the Sacramento star. (NEA) Sporff ftoumfup— Go-Go Sox Could Take It All By GAYUE TALBOT TAMPA (AP) — There is a great temptation here to pick the Chicago White Sox to win In the American League this season, but we intend to resist it manfully for the reason that it would not be a completely honest pick. A man has to get honest sometime. We have a strong feeling that Paul Richards and his go-go boys Height beat out the Yanks this time 1C they get a few breaks. There is a big difference between that and , having m betting conviction , that the next World Series will be played partly at Comlskey Park. He'll P*M Anyone who goes out on a limb for the Sox will be acclaimed quite an expert next fall If they do come romping in, and your reporter has longed for many years to be acclaimed an expert at something. But—and with keen regret—we're going to pass up the opportunity. You can't have looked at the Yanks in training the past few weeks and feel other than that Casey Stengel will scramble them to a sixth straight. Indians Gone A couple of years ago it was different. We looked at the Cleveland Indians and arrived at a firm conclusion that they couldn't miss. They did, however, and now the feeling here is that they've missed their chance and are not going anywhere except down. The White Sox, under an alert and vigorous administration, have become the challenging outfit. For the Sox to win, several things would have to happen, and much as Richards is hoping for them to happen, and as hard as he is driving himself and his players in his burning desire to lick Stengel, he still must know that he is asking a whole lot from the baseball gods. About Trucks To begin with, he must expect to get the same great pitching from his twin aces, Billy Pierce and Virgil Trucks, that he got last season. Minnie Minoso must hit as well as he did last year, when he pounded the ball at a .313 clip and was, in fact, the only real hitter ihe team had. Richards is banking on getting all this, and we'll concede for the sake of argument that he will get it. Then, to close that 11%-game gap which separated him from the Yanks on closing day, he must count upon finding another big- winning pitcher, preferably a left- hander, and he must be assured that several of his hitters, particularly Ferris Fain, will make good comebacks at the plate- Speed and fancy base-running will not be^ enough. About Harshman Big Ten Balks On TV Ruling Doesn't Like NCAA Game of Week Plan KANSAS CITY UP)—It's a long time until the football season but the NCAA had a full-sized gridiron squabble on its hands today—over that old bugaboo television. The NCAA TV Committee had no sooner come up with its recommendations for a nationally controlled TV football program next fall than the Big Ten conference balked. The Big Ten TV Committee said its idea of nine regional and three nationwide telecasts of football games was better. The NCAA plan calls for * national game-of-the-week, telecast on 12 successive Saturdays, with regional TV games restricted to Thanksgiving Day. In addition, be banned as would panoramic programs in which brief views of several games are wrapped up in a single telecast. The Big Ten plan also would permit a team to appear twice regionally or once nationally while the NCAA proposal would limit a team to a single appearance whether on a regional or national basis. The NCAA committee's recommendations will go into effect if approved by two thirds of NCAA members. A mail referendum already is in progress. There were indications the Big | Ten might split with the NCAA There is great optimism among i^ the national program is approved but it also was reported the conference might go along in the final reckoning. the Sox that they have found their added pitcher in Jack Harshman, the reformed first baseman who was a southpaw sensation in the Southern Assn. last season and in Puerto Rico this winter. Some think Harshman might win 18 or 20 games with the sharp defense he will have behind him. If he should, you will see a race. Barnhill Lauds NCAA TV Plan 'Keeps from Squeezing Little Fellow Out' FAYETTEVILLE tf) — The NCAA's plan for a nationally controlled television program for college football next fall has at least one proponent in Athletic Director John Barnhill of the University of Arkansas. Barnhill said here last night: "I was very pleased with the program last year and I like the one suggested for this year because it's more or less impartial." At a meeting in Kansas City yesterday, the NCAA television committee recommended a plan whereby a major school would appear only once on television this year. The Big Ten football conference, which violently opposed the plan, ~vocated letting a team appear twice regionally, once at home and once away or once nationally — whichever it chooses. Barnhill said, "The NCAA are trying to preserve the little fellow by not concentrating on any one area." Arkansas' athletic boss added that, "With a regional plan, the big schools could televise all their games and leave the smaller schools with five people at the stadium instead of 15,000." Theodore Roosevelt ran for the presidency for the third time under the Blue Moose Party, after he split with William Howard Taft. Arkamas Sportttttt Things Were Better For Wyatt This Spring By CARL BELL Associated Press Sports Writer That the Arkansas Razorbacks would accomplish more in spring football practice this year than they did last year was to be expected. Head Coach Bowden Wyatt and all of his assistants except George Cole had just come in from Wyoming and hardly knew the names ol all the players when they openec up the off-season work a year ago. They had absolutely no idea which boys really wanted to play their kind of hard-hitting football. Consequently, much of the 1953 spring work was designed to find out who could — and would"—do what. All Instruction When he called his boys together or head-knocking early this month, Wyatt was well aware of their abilities and desires. So the 18 days ahead were devoted to instruction to improve the material at hand. And, where the squad that reported last spring had played no- hing but T football with its brush blocking, this year's crew already was schooled in the single wing. The 20 sophomores due to make he 1954 traveling squad lack experience, it's true. Remember, ihough, that they were picked for ingle wing football; whereas the material Wyatt inherited last ;pring definitely wasn't. All this is important in figuring that the Razorbacks will be stronger next fall. The only hitch is that he opposition is likely to be tronger, too. "Ends Are Made" "Great ends are made, not orn," says Wyatt. "And they usually were fullbacks in high school." The Porker coach can cite plenty f examples to back up his observation, too. He could use himself s one. He was an outstanding ball arrier in high school and a great nd at Tennessee. Or he could go back no farther ban last fall, when he molded 'loyd Sagely, who had been an 11-state fullback at Van Buren, in> an All-Southwest Conference ingman and one of the nation's op pass receivers. Maybe Carpenter Wyatt is busy trying to "make" ome ends—not great ones, just dequate ones—for his 1954 team. .11 of the wingmen he has are aw recruits, but some of them how promise. And there's still a possibility that e may move Preston Carpenter— •ho was a high school fullback and the Porkers' blocking back last season—to end. Sagely, but the way, is considering an offer to play his pro ball J in Canada...So is Richie Woit, Arkansas State College's little All- America halfback. Reason: The clubs up there pay more money.- THE AMERICAN DISTILLING COMPANY, INC. • PEKIN, ILLINOIS proof from ABBOTT KIMBALL CO., San Francisco Ad 24989-R, 180 lines, 2 cols, x 90 l:nes, Newspapers (2/23/54) The TJ. S. 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