The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1954
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MOB KOHT BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 2T, 1954 Is One of Surprises New Stars By JACK AP Sports Writer Blame it on the weather, the H-bomb or the McCarthy hearings, but this looks like one screwball baseball season. Ransom Jackson hits like the late Shoeless Joe Jackson. The New York Giants win three straight shutouts. Cleveland benches a .419-hitting first baseman. The New York Yankees bat a sour .220 while the Chicago Cubs slug at .326. Rookies Wally Moon of the St. Louis Cards and Bill Tuttle of Detroit ride in the ,400-plus stratosphere. Now comes the showdown, the majors first shakedown cruise of the season with the first intersectional tests. It's about time. Sox vs. Yankees The Chicago White Sox come East in first place, winning seven of their last eight and ready . to take advantage of the Yankees' •potty spring form. Paul Richards, who has contended all along that "the Yanks can be beaten," lists a former Yankee, Don Johnson, to open in Yankee Stadium today. With Nellie Fox and Johnny Groth among the top 10 hitters, Ferris Fain tops in runs batted in and Graddy Hatton relieving Minnie Minoso of his third- base chores, the Sox look like a formidable challenger to the Yanks. No Hitting The Yanks haven't been able to hit any kind of pitching, left or Tight. Although every " manager saves up the southpaws' for New York, they were shut out Saturday by a rookie right-hander, Bob Trice, in Philadelphia. Detroit, a real surprise in the first two weeks, opens its first trip in Philadelphia, where the "new look" A's appear tougher than usual. Tuttle, the Tigers'" new center fielder, is off to a fine start but it's too early to buy him as a "phenom." The East will watch with interest Cleveland's switch of Al -Rosen to first to make room for rookie Rudy Regalado. The move, of course, Slade Takes Wind Out of Hurricane NEW YORK (AP) — The hurrican season is on the wane in the heavyweight ranks. Hurricane Tommy Jackson, who climbed from prelim boy to No. 3 contender on three sensational fights, is back in the pack, deflated at the hands of clever Jimmy Slade. Spoiler Slade exposed Jackson's weakness for a well-planned retreat with flashing counter-fire winning a unanimous 10-round decision last night at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. Solid Decision Judge Bert Grant- had it 7-3, sent Bill Glynn (.419) to the bench. The Indians open in Boston today against the Red Sox. who have been hurt badly by the injury to Mel Parnell, following Ted Williams' broken collarbone. Both the Indians and Red Sox have been struggling so far, playing under .500. Turley Gets Call It seems odd to call Baltimore a "Western" team but the Orioles open their tour by coming "East" to Washington tonight. After getting six complete games from the pitching staff in the first eight starts, the Orioles ran into trouble at Chicago over the weekend. To get them back on the right path, the Orioles plan on starting Bob Turley, who lost a toughie to Cleveland in his last start, against the Senators. Brooklyn goes West, opening tonight at St. Louis, with a half- game lead and a reversible lineup. New Manager Walt Alston shook up the Dodgers for the second game in Pittsburgh Sunday but probably will go back to normal against the Cards' Gerry Staley. Preacher Roe, who hasn't worked in a week, will oppose Staley. Judge Americo Schiavone 6-4 and Referee Barney Felix 5-4-1. The AP card also was solid for Slade 7-3. It was Jackson's second defeat in his 19-bout career. He zoomed to the top by knocking out Rex Layne in his first main event, whipping Clarence Henry and then stopping Dan Bucceroni, all in 1954. Slade has a Washington date May 12, a non-title bout with light heavy champ Archie Moore. Although he is third-ranked among the light heavy contenders, Slade wants to go after Rocky Marciano now. His record for 33 fights since 1949 is 20-9-4. Ruben Gomez, knocked out in his first two starts, will try to extend the New York Giants' string of shutouts to four at Milwaukee against Bob Buhl. The Phillies, who haven't scored a run since last Wednesday, open at Chicago, where Jackson is hitting .500, Dee Fondy .357, Gene Baker and Hank Sauer each .353. Although Pittsburgh still is in the cellar, the new Pirates continue to surprise everybody. They go into Cincinnati for a night game with Max Surkont ready to oppose rookie Corky Valentine. RETURNED LEFTIES—Leo Kiely, left, and Chet Nichols are youngsters returned to the Red Sox and Braves, respectively, after two years in the Army. (NEA) Slaughter Gets Starting Role He'll Be Member Of Lefty Outfield NEW YORK Iff) — Enos Slaughter, who crashed the majors the year Mickey Mantle went to the first grade, celebrates his 38th birthday today with a starting job for the New York Yankees. A regular with the St. Louis Cardinals since 1938, Slaughter has appeared only as a pinch hitter and pinch runner since coming to the Yankees in a surprise deal two days before the season opened. However, the best translation of the latest double talk by Manager Casey Stengel indicates the Yankee, boss wants to go with an all left- handed hitting outfield against the next righthander who faces the Yankees. This has been interpreted to mean Slaughter, Gene Woodling and Irv Noren, with Mantle and Hank Bauer going to the bench. A righthander, Don Johnson, was named to start for the Chicago White Sox today against the Yanks. Hog Baseballers Finally Win One FAYETTEVILLE UW—Righthand- er Tom Cusask, staggering under 18 Tulsa hits, went the route in a baseball game here yesterday, as the University of Arkansas downed the Hurricam -, 21-16. Arkansas unleaded 25 hits, 10 of them for extra bases. Tulsa included three home runs in its base- hit barrage. The two clubs meet in a doubleheader here today. Fighter Mobbed By Ringsiders HOLYOKE, Mass. (.?) — Police had to rescue a New York fighter from an angry rnob that swarmed into the Valley Arena ring last night. About 11 ringsiders' attacked Howard Saligny. 158. after he landed several low blows against Gerry Tessier, 163. of Springfield, Mass. Before a dozen police were able to restore order, Saligny had been battered and knocked down in his corner by spectators. Tessier won the scheduled six- rounder on a disqualification. Giants Sox Are the Most By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Those experts who had the moral fiber to go against the book and pick either the Chicago White Sox or the New York Giants, or both, to win the pennant in their respective leagues suddenly are in position to point with, pride as the first important intersectional tests open today. The Giants, invading the hostile West, are riding high on the wings of three successive shutout victories over the Phillies, having almost overnight vaulted from their league cellar into hot contending position and demonstrated in the process that their pitching is back at its '51 level. It was good enough that year to win a flag. Prom Leo Durocher down, the club was riding the clouds when it pulled out for Milwaukee last night. The common thought in the party was that the most important ****•_ te«t will come when the veteran ^SfcXarry Jansen tries his luck, prob- jiwy in the second game against the^Braves. Jansen looked fine in •xhiMtions out West, but has been handicapped by groin trouble lately. \ At for xthe White Sox, they began to loik exactly like the ball club that their manager, Paul Ilich*rdt, laid they would be. They w»r« in first place as they collided with the team they have to tott, **• champion Yankees, at ttM tUdtuni here today. The opportunity wi* thert for 'them to strike a telling blow at Casey Stengel's wobbling forces. Fain In Form As Richards dreamed all spring, his first baseman f Ferris Fain, appears to have regained his batting eye after an inexplicable lapse into mediocrity last season. Fain is knocking in runs again ,and Grady Hatton, obtained recently from Cincinnati, seems to be the nearest thing to an adequate third baseman the Sox have had lately. One of the most important pieces of news at this stage concerns Mickey Mantle and the failure of the Yankee "pheenom" to hit, especially when he swings lefty. The kid goes West packing a batting average of .167. He had not made a hit in his past 10 tries against right-hand pitching and bad struck out seven times in that stretih. GIFTS for all OCCASIONS New Swedish Crystal Bowls, Trays and Ash Trays —Beautiful Lamp*-' Tht Gift Shop ON MAIN u BOURBON THAT PROOF •OTTLED IN BOND YIUOWSTONC, INC., lOUlSVIlll. ICY. PEEP FOR TRACK MEET — Having had the advantage of working out on a regulation quarter- mile track for the first time in years. Coach Russell Mosley's Blytheville High School track crew l is one of the most solid in recent years. High jumpers pictured above are among those trying for a shot at the squad Mosley will fake to the district meet in Jonesboro Friday. They are Fred Hodge, Joe Hughes and Jimmy Bratcher. (Courier News Photo) Make Race Tight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If the Nashville batters really have found the range in their humpty-dumpty park at Sulphur Dell, the Southern Association standings may soon be packed tighter than a box of sardines. New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga are doing their share toward tightening up the young pennant race and it's beginning to look as if the Vols are joining the movement. Nashville still is in the cellar,, five games back of Atlanta and New Orleans, but for the second straight night the Vols slammed two home runs in their little home park. 5-2 Over Atlanta • Buster Boguskie got his first homer of the season in the eighth inning last .night to break up a close game and give the Vols a 5-2 victory over Atlanta. Art Dunham homered in the second to start the scoring. New Orleans also finding the long-ball range, blasted skidding Little Rock 12-4 and moved up within 11 percentage points of Atlanta, which also is in a slump. Chattanooga, in seventh place just three games off the pace, rode a brilliant pitching job by Dick Hyde to a 6-2 victory over Birmingham and Mobile jumped into a tie for third place by edging Memphis 8-7. For Three, 8 EBI's New Orleans combined power- hitting with effective pitching to hand Little Rock its third straight defeat and notch the Pels' fourth straight victory. George Preese got two home runs, Dan Kravitz got one homer eight runs. Larry LaSalle scattered 10 hits and left 12 Travelers stranded in his route-going performance. It was the fourth straight game in which the Pel starter went the distance. Memphis rallies twice fell short as Mobile combined to hit at the most opportune times and extended its victory string to three straight. Martin Seeks NEW YORK Iff) — Ransom (Randy) Jackson of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland's Bill Glynn, a couple of infielders who weren't even sure of their places in the starting lineup at the outset of the baseball season, are the early pace-setters in the major league batting derbies. Jackson, with -19 hits in 38 at bats, tops the National League with a .500 average, while Glynn is the American League's leading batsman with .419. But Base Commander Points to Billy's Baby Blue Cadillac FT. ORD, Calif. (M— Army Pvt. Billy Martin, seeking a hardship discharge so the New York Yankees can fatten his assertedly depleted bank account, is encounter- ign opposition from his sports loving commanding general. Maj. Gen. Robert McClure told a news conference yesterday he is recommending that the star second baseman's discharge request be denied. Different Stories "The draft board investigated the situation before they redrafted him," McClure said. "Besides Martin came -co camp driving a baby blue Cadillac. Anyone with a car like that can't be broke." But Martin, who got out of the Army after five months' service in 1952 on similar grounds, told a different story. 'As ,a private, he gets $80 a month and $135 a month for dependants. But he said in addition to supporting his mother, sister and stepfather he must-^-by court order—pay $150 a month to his estranged wife for herself and their infant daughter. McClure said the final decision on Martin's application will be made by 6th Army headquarters in San Francisco. Ground to Death Pebbly beaches support no life because the grinding stones destroy essential organisms on which and Dale Coogan banged a triple, other organisms live, according to The trio of sluggers knocked inthe Encyclopedia Britannica. CHECKING AM ASSET—Casey Stengel closes his eyes in blissful anticipation feeling Mickey Mantle's knee, from which a cartilage was removed. The manager of the Yankees was delighted when the vounc sluccer did not miss the earlv eoing. (NEA) CA I .by looking up numbers in the new telephone directory instead of calling 'Information' 1 SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY 6068 Petty Grand Larceny WALHALLA, S. C. (IP) —A thief who steals $20 is being cheated, inflation considered, a prosecutor told a court session here. "The dollar," said Fant, "is not worth a full dollar now and the thief who takes $20 actually doesn't get his money's worth, but still can be sentenced for grand larceny." Before 1933, a dime was legal as payment in amounts of S10 or less. In that year, Congress made it" legal tender in any amount. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL -LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. Brooklyn .......... 7 4 .636 — Cincinnati ........ 7 5 .583 V z New York ........ fe 5 .545 1 St. Louis .......... 5 5 .500 IV 2 Philadelphia ..... 5 6 .455 2 Milwaukee ........ 4 5 .444 2 Chicago .......... 45 .444 2 Pittsburgh ........ 5 8 .385 3 Today's Games Brooklyn at St. Louis. New York at Milwaukee. t Philadelphia at Chicago. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. Monday's Results No games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. Chicago ........... 7 Detroit ........... 6 .636 — .600 J / 2 .600 y 2 .500 I 1 /* .400 2 V 2 .400 2 ^ .364 3 GB Washington ...... 6 4 New York ........ 5 5 Cleveland . . . . : ____ 4 6 Boston ........... .4 6 Baltimore ....... •. 4 7 Today's Games Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Boston. Detroit at Philadelphia. Baltimore at Washington. Monday's Results No games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCLATION W Atlanta ........ 11 New Orleans 12 Little Rock Mobile ..... Memphis . . Birmingham Chattanooga Nashville ...... 6 Monday's Results Chattanooga 6, Birmingham 2 Mobile 8, Memphis 7 Nashville 5, Atlanta 2 New Orleans 12, Little Rock 4 Today's Schedule Birmingham at Chattanooga Memphis at Mobile . Atlanta at Nashville Little Eock at New Orleans SPECIAL OLD GERMAN BEER 24 Can Case $3.18 6 Can Case OOC Campbell's Liquor Store , and Pool Room 312 E. Main tune in! BASEBALL PLAY BY PLAY KLCN-FM with HARRY CARAY MOUOHT TO YOU BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC *T. 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Campy plans to take his usual place behind the plate when the Dodgers open their first western swing of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Campanella was hit by a pitched ball during the early spring training schedule. 'MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN ASSOCLATION Charleston 4, Kansas City 3 Indianapolis 5, Columbus 4 Louisville 4, Minneapolis 3 St. Paul at Toledo, postponed TEXAS LEAGUE Dallas 6, Shreveport 5 Beaumont 8, Fort Worth 4 Oklahoma City 7, San Antonio S Houston 7, Tulsa 4 WESTERN LEAGUE Colorado springs 8, Pueblo 4 Denver 18, Des Moines 2 Lincoln 3, Omaha 2 Wichita 7, Sioux City 6 DERBY DANDY — Determine, Ray York up. Ihe {room is Johnnv Diaz. 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