The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 29, 1954
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1954 BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NlNB Yanks Fading, Says Sox Pilot Then Richards Points Out New Yorkers Are Still Best By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK — (NEA) — Paul Richards agrees with a lot of other people — that the Yankees can be taken. The question is by whom, but Manager Richards even has the answer to this one. The tall Texan picks his White Sox to win their first pennant in 35 years. Richards then turns right around and builds a stronger case than ever for the World Champions. "They can still beat any club in three big ways—batting, fielding and team speed," he stresses. "They have more batting and fielding speed, as a team, than the rest of us put together. In a relay race, they could beat every one of us, without even trying .Then -how in the world does Richards plan to end the New York Americans' unprecedented run? "By outpitching them," he says. That might be Richards opinion, but his best story has to do with what has made the Bronx party so outstanding. * * • It long has been accepted that Phil Rizzuto is a key to Yankee su- Standing; .643 — .583 1 .538 1% .538 l'/2 .455 2y 2 .444 2y 2 .333 4y 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cincinnati S 5 St. Louis 7 5 New York 7 6 Brooklyn 7 6 Milwaukee 5 6 Chicago 4 5 Pittsburgh 5 10 Today's Games Brooklyn at Cincinnati (N) Philadelphia at Milwaukee (N) Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results St. Louis 6, Brooklyn 5 (10 innings) New 'York 3, Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 8, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia at Chicago, postponed, rain AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB .667 — .600 1 .600 1 .500 2 .455 2 l / 2 .400 3 ..400 3 .364 3 & Chicago ....... ,,. 8 4 Detroit ........... 6 4 Washington ...... 6 4 Philadelphia ..... 5 5 New York ........ 5 Cleveland ........ 4 Boston ........... 4 Baltimore ........ 4 Today's Game* Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Boston. Baltimore at Washington. Only games scheduled. Wednesday's Result- All games postponed, rain and bad weather SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 7 .611 — 9 .571 % 8 .556 1 .500 2 .500 2 10 .500 2 .421 .333 3 J / 2 fi Atlanta ' 11 New Orleans ..12 9 Little Rock ..10 8 Memphis 11 11 Birmingham .,10 10 Mobile 10 Chattanooga .. 8 11 Nashville 6 12 Wednesday's Results Birmingham at Chattanooga (postponed—wet grounds) Atlanta at Nashville (postponed —wet grounds) Little Rock 2, New Orleans 2 (called after 8 Viz innings — time limit—will be finished later) Memphis 5-3, Mobile 1-9 Today's Schedule New Orleans at Atlanta (Only game scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEXAS LEAGUE Beaumont 7, Dallas 3 Port Worth 10, Shreveport 1 Oklahoma City 6, Houston 4 San Antonio 11, Tulsa 4 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION No games scheduled WESTERN LEAGUE Colorado Springs 2, Pueblo 1 (11 innings) Omaha 4, Lincoln 3 Sioux City 3, Wichita 1 Des Moines 6, Denver 3 COTTON STATES LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W L Pet. GB 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .500 1 .500 1 .000 1 .000 Greenville 1 Hot Springs 1 Monroe 1 El Dorado 1 Meridian 0 Pine Bluff 0 Wednesday's Results El Dorado 3, Monroe 1 Hot Springs at Pine Bluff, ppd, rain Meridian at Greenville, ppd, rain Today's Schedule El Dorado at Monroe Pine Bluff at Hot Springs Greenville at Meridian "~" Golden Hamsters Rare Aibino Hamsters (Solid White with . Pink Eyes• Live V Baby Turtles • Salamanders (Water Newts) • Whit* Face Capuchin Monkeys • Beautiful Tropical Fish and Young Parakeets. Tht PET SHOP 133 8. Division Ph. 3-3101 premacy. Richards puts the finger, on Yogi Berra as another. In a magazine called Real. Richards gives a real good description of the inimitable catcher. "Yogi is the best catcher in baseball, with all due respect to Roy Campanella," he testifies. "Campy's only advantage over Berra is that he looks human. "Yogi has that fascinating knack of throwing the other clubs completely off guard at the most inopportune moments—in opportune for the opposition, that is. . "He loves to hide behind the impression that he just arrived in the majors on a load of pumpkins. • "He runs slowly when it makes no difference, and then pours on fan- astic speed when it counts. "Behind the plate he chatters innocently at the opposition, but his mind usually is a good step ahead of anybody else's strategy. I find it impossible- to get the most out Of our running strategy on the bases when Berra is catching. "He works hard at fooling sports writers into concentrating mostly on his clownish antics, but he's like an Einstein in the baggy pants of the village idiot." * * * Richards relates how he had nightmares and indigestion and hoped only for the day when he could close his eyes without seeing Philip Rizzuto prancing and jumping all over the place. "Rizzuto is the smartest player in baseball," he assures you. "He makes managing the Yanks even more simple than it seems. His intelligence pays off in the performance of teammates. "That guy has managed to beat my club in almost every conceivable fashion: getting a hit; working the pitcher for a crucial walk; stealing; purposedly being hit by a pitched ball; pulling a squeeze bunt with a runner on third, and again with men on second and third; and staging a hit-run single with runners moving from first and third. A special headache has been his ability to move in front of what appeared to be sure-fire hits from his position at shortstop." Paul Richards considers the Yankee outfield head and shoulders the best in baseball. It has yet to be demonstrated that the pitching is deplorably weak. So we might as well get used to putting up with the Yankees for another year. i CASEY AND HIS FELLAS—Manager Casey Stengel tries to remember the names of the three first basemen who started out the season in Yankee livery. Leu to. nght ate Bill • {Jkowron. Joe Collins and Eddie Robinson. (NEA) By HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK — (NEA) — Lawson Little began to talk, naturally, about Ben Hogan's chances of taking his fifth United States Open Championship at Baltusrol. N. J., June 17-19. "Hogan is too steady to let that one^ loss to Sam Snead in the Masters do anything more to his game than tighten it up and cut % stroke or two from his scoring," he said. "He's a tough little guy and is going to pour it on. He certainly makes the shots even when he loses." As Little gave his views on Hogan, whom he, as do so many others, places at the top of the all- time ranking, the thought occurred that comparatively few people fully appreciate what Lawson himself accomplished with golf clubs. Golf historians failed miserably in their recording of the true value of Little's feats. He is the only player in history who won two United States and British Amateurs in a row while running up a streak of 37 match play triumphs. This included Walker Cup matches and the San Francisco Match Play Championship of 1935, when he defeated Horton Smith and Jimmy Hines. His Little Slam rates only a shade below Bobby Jones' Grand Slam of 1930. Jones won just one British Amateur. Little walked off with the only two he entered. • * * TOMMY ARMOUR PREFERS to forget that he faulted Little's style, for the big, squarely-rigged chap out of Stanford repelled Gene Sara- zn in a play-off for the 1940 U. S. Open at Cleveland's Canterbury by way of further demonstrating that he belonged with the professionals. Little made up with winning tem- perment for any flaw in his swing. Little still make about half the tournaments, mainly during the summer, and shows up for the Masters and Open. But at 43 his best golfing years are behind him and he has lost the competitive fire, and it is a shame the recognition he deserves has not been given him. Or haven't -you tried to win 37 consecutive matchs lately? On the subject of making shots, nobody is better qualified to talk than Little, who makes his home at Pebble Beach. Because of tel- vision. more people saw Lew Worsham's wedge shot at Tarn O'Shan-r ter last summer, but what Little considers his greatest required vastly more skill. * * * LITTLE'S TEE SHOT went into water at the 15th hole of Cincinnati's Kenwood in the U. S. Amateur of 1933. -His second reached the green, 25 feet from the hole. Ross Somerville, the defending champion from Canada, was on in from the cup, laying an apparent 3, the ball two-and-a-half feet airtight stymie for Little. With more of the gallery headed for the 16th tee,' figuring Somerville to take the hole easily, Little studied the shot. "I didn't know it was impossible," he chuckles. "I was too young to know those things. So I stood around and studied the thing for about three minutes, then took out a 9 iron, and cut the ball with, as big a hook as I could give it. The ball went wide to the left, then came in for the cup. missing Somerville's by loss than an inch and going right in. "If that happened to me today, I'd spend the rest of my days telling people about it. "But 1 was so yountr then. I just took it, for granted, walked over to the next tee and began to play golf." 48 Survive Bowling Event SEATTLE lip) — There were 48 survivors in the Ar erican Bawling Congress master tournament today but among those missing from the original list of 64 were some top-bracket performers who. hnd, been expected to make a better showing. One who went down in a clatter of pins was Rudy Habetler, defending champion from Chicago. His downfull came at the hands of Pvt. Dick Hoover, former Akron, Ohio, bowler who now works for Uncle Sam at Ft. Lewis, Wash. [ Hoover defeated his older and ! more experienced opponent, 817- i 80G. t Crackers Too Good to be True? By Till: ASSOCIATE!) PKKSS Sull wondering whothor his Atlanta Crackers are us pood as they have looked. Manager Whitlow Wyatt mi mod n Mobile cwsloff to hurl for thr pace-setirrs tonight in n Uisslr for tho Southern Association lead with formidable New Orleans. "I really don't know if we are as Rood as we have looked." the Atlanta pilot said last m;;hl as he chose Mel Himos to face the polenl Pels, "But I'll be able to answer that, question 13 days from now." The Crackers, consigned by many to the second division in pre-season estimated, are home for their longest aland of the season with series on tap with New Orleans. Mobile and Little Rock. Rain and a suspended name last nU'.ht made n divided Mobile-Memphis doubleheader the only decisions of record in the league. Mobile cuffed the Chicks 9-3 In the second tfume alter losing the opener. 5-1. New Orleans nnd Little Rock were tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth at New Orleans When the uarne was suspended so the Pels ! could grab a train for the lonp tide to Atlanta. The gnme will be completed later. Rain sit Chattanooga and Nashville made the field too sonny for the scheduled Birmingham-Lookouts and Atlanta- Vols meetings. John Bnumn'artner's error allow- ed New Orleans outfielder Bob Honor to score the tying run against Little Rock in the seventh inning. The other Pelican run came on a first inning homer by Dale Coogan. Larry Cieslelskl homered for Little Rock's first run and Country Brown doubled in the second. Milo Johnson hurled a six- hitter for the Travs, who reached Bob Schultz and two successors for nine blows. Read Courier News Cla«ifled Adi Point Closeout Many Types and Color* i Price Hubbard Hardware 7 Crown is America's favorite whisker... perfect as a birthday, an anniversary or a "thank you'' present. It's u splendid way to tell n friend "Only the- finest ie line enough for you!" Seagram-Distillers Corporation, New York City. 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