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April 30, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWf FRIDAY, APRIL M, 1*94 Robin Roberts Coming Back with a Vengeance * * * . * # * * * Allows One Run in Three Games By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Hitters beware!'-Philadelphia's Robin Roberts is back in form — with a vengeance The tireless right-hander has been mowing down the opposition with amazing regularity for 5 1/2 seasons. But he hit the skids in the last six weeks of the 1953 campaign, losing eight while winning only three. ____ After showing next to nothing in spring training Roberts was kayoed by the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates on opening day 4-2 and they began to sing the blues in Philadelphia. One Hitter But that's all over and forgiven now. He toppled the Pirates" the next time out with a four-hit shutout, lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to the New York Giants last weekend and then last night stopped title Milwaukee Braves on one lonesome hit 4-0. Del Crandall's third-inning double put the only dent in one of Roberts' best ever performances. The 27-year-old Michigan State star faced 30 batters, walked two »nd struck out six. The one-hitter was Roberts' first aaywhere. Bums Hit In other major league action yes terday the Brooklyn Dodgers pounded five home runs in beating the Cincinnati Redlegs 7-5 but the Redlegs held on, to first place in the National League as Pittsburgh nipped St. Louis 4-3. Baltimore edged Vashington 2-1, Cleveland defeated Boston 6-3 and the New York Yankees evened'matters with the Chicago White Sox 5-4. The four other clubs weren't scheduled. Junior Gilliam led the Dodger home rue barrage in Cincinnati with a pair, and added a double to the 10-hit attack against Harry Perkowski. Dick Williams, Pee Wee Reese arid Gillian? all -hom- ered in the sixth inning,- Snider got one in the first. Rujrhes Douses Fire Ask Haddix: Strikeouts Won't Win Ball Games ST. LOUIS (AP) — Take it from lefty Harvey Haddix strikeouts won't win a ball game. Haddix fanned 13 Pittsburgh Pirates last night but was routed from the game in the 9th inning when Dick Cole smashed a bases-loaded single that gave the Pirates a 4-3 victory 'over the St. Louis Cardinals. A pair of doubles, a walk and a sacrifice fly got a Redleg rally going in the ninth but relief -ace Jim Hughes retired Jim Greengrass art'a. foul fly with the tying runs on base. Bob Purkey,. one of the score of Pittsburgh rookies, won his first major league _ start as Dick Cole singled home 'two runs In the top of the ninth at St. Louis. .Harvey Haddix struck out 13 Pirates in ' suffering his third loss. Casey Stengel, who rewrites the rules of baseball strategy almost daily, brought in left-handed Enos Slaughter to pinch hit against lefty Billy Pierce in the sixth inning in New York and the former Cardinal star delivered a single that tied the game. Robinson Delivers Eddie Robinson, another pinch hitter, followed with another sin- The Cardinals had just taken the lead, 3-2, in the 'eighth inning when Haddix singled, advanced on a sacrifice and scored on a single by Red Schoedienst. Reliefer Al Brazle fanned the one man he faced in the ninth to ring up 14 strikeouts for Cardinal hurlers for the night. The loss ended a four-game Cardinal winning streak. Purkey Tough Cardinal batters couldn't solve the right-handed slants of rookie Bob Purkey until the fifth inning when Ray Jablonski laced out the club's first hit, a single. Jabbo then hit his third homer of the season in the seventh to tie the game after the Pirates had taken a lead in thir half of the inning on singles by Jack Shepard and Curtis Roberts with a sacrifice bunt sandwiched between. Cole's game-winning single came after a single, a pinch hit double by Walker Cooper and an intentional walk. Zulueta-Rosi On TV Tonight Stiff Punching Italian Takes on Crafty Cuban NEW YORK Ml — Orlando Zulueta, the Cuban lightweight who neither damages nor gets damaged takes on Paolo Rosi, the balding Italian, tonight in the top 10-round bout at St. Nicholas Arena. The fight, which will be televised over NBC and broadcast over ABC, is scheduled to start at 8 p. m. (CST). Although Rosi started out as the surprising favorite, the odds settled down to pick 'em early today. On the basis of past performances, the battle should be rated a tossup. Zulueta, who is only 25 years old but has had 76 fights, gle that meant another run and Allie Reynolds saved Eddie Lopat's 150th major league triumph with three hitless innings in relief. Cleveland warmed up for a two- game series with the Yankees by pounding four Boston pitchers for nine hits. The Indians got five of their runs in the first two innings as Willard Nixon suffered from wildness. is a light puncher and has scored just one knockout in his career. On the other hand, he never has been knocked down, much less out. Rated Second Zulueta is a clever boxer and is rated No. 2 in the lightweight class. His high ranking no doubt stems from the fact that he has whipped Paddy De Marco, the current champion, in two out of three bouts. However, he has been whipped 19 times and has drawn in nine other bouts. As for Rosi, he is 26 years old and has settled in the Bronx, N. Y. He has won all six of his American bouts, five by knockouts. He says he has lost only once in 25 bouts. " Rosi has never met anyone of Zulueta's class, but he is a good long-range puncher. His main problem will be to tag (the agile Zulueta and keep out of the way of the Cuban's left. The New York scoring system is by rounds with the winner getting from one to four points in each round and the loser non. A supplementary point system is used to avoid draws. Michigan State gymnast Carl Rintz placed in five events in the 1954 NCAA meet to lead his team to a fifth place finish. Sports Roundup— West Tougher; A's to Move? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Grimm, greeting Eastern clubs on their first visit of the season to Milwaukee, is warning them that they can expect to run into a load of trouble and might even get scalped before they finish their expedition through the western half of the National League. He doesn't necessarily mean his own Braves will do it either. "The Chicago Cubs. Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals all are improved plenty." Charlie says. "If they're a sample, we've got a real eight-team league. I'd say the Cubs are the most improved, especially in.their infield. Any time they get pitching they'll be tough. Good Jnfield "Wally Post has made a big improvement in Cincinnati's outfield and they've got a fine infield combination in Roy McMillan and Moon, and that kid Tom Alston looks to me like he'll do around first base. I can't see any of those three clubs getting run away from early, if at all." The Sporting News predicts that a big league franchise will be shifted to Dallas within a few years a dnseems to feel that Los Angeles and San Francisco have lost out. Travel to Dallas, it points out, would present no great problem. . Half Million The Texas metropolis boasted a population of 434,462 in the 1850 census and is believed to be at or over the half-million mark now. Milwaukee, by comparison, had a head count of 637,392 in 1950, and the Braves expect to draw two million at the gate this season. There is no hint of the club which might open up the Southwest to big league ball, but men in the •business regard the Philadelphia Athletics as hot prospects unless their attendance improves in a State Foils To Washington ST. LOUIS (P) — Washington tfnivenity's Bern extended their wlnnlnc bweball streak to 10 games yeiterday by downing Arkansas SUte* of Jonesboro «-l behind the •fat-hit pitching of righthander Dick: Bat*. Third baseman Darham accounted for thtat of Arkansas State's nftttft. Tn« Arkansas team was to Aftt St. Louis Uni- today. hurry. Dick Burnett, the oil tycoon owner of the Dallas franchise in the Texas League, is said to have the money which would be needed to swing such a deal. You con get thousand* of extra mflei from your car without overhaul expense! install a Motor Rythm Lubricator on your engine for more pcw«r and pick-up and leu engirt* wtar. 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SOME WILL RUN TODAY — Several of the above-pictured track aspirants are due to see action in the district meet in Jonesboro today. They are Freddy Rounsavall, Jimmy Edgmon, Jimmy Holbrook, Charles Thompson; (back row) Danny Edkmon, Red Childress and Drane Adams. Childress, Adams and Edgmon were due to participate in today's meet. (Courier News Photo) Dan Bankhead, who made the 1947 World Series with Dodgers as pinch runner and scored after falling down in the baseline, batted .335 with Guadala in the Pacific Coast League of Mexico last winter. Karl Schlademan has been track coach at Michigan State for 14 years. During that time his teams have won four NCAA championships, eight IC4A titles, three Big Ten crowns and one national AAU championship. The average Eastern League umpire is 31 years old, stands 6 feet and weighs 190. The Baltimore Orioles have working agreements with 11 minor league baseball clubs. Mosley figures there is little he can do to get a boy in the state since he must finish one r two in any event to qualify. But in regard to the district title, the Blytheville coach feels his big squad may mean something. In spite of numbers, the Chicks will be a goodly portion of their points from just three performers—Billy Phillips, Tommy Mosley and Red Childless. Phillips Busy Phillips, the ace half-miler, is scheduled to run in the 100, half-mile 440 relay and mile relay and will toss the discuss. His best event is the half mile where he usually is within four or five seconds of the 2:00 mark. Phillips probably will be the busiest of all Chick entrants. Mosley will line up for the 100 and >200 yard dashes and will be a part of the 440 relay. Childress will compete in the 440, 440 relay, mile relay, shot putt and broad jump. Finals Tonight It is from these three that Mosley will be looking for some of those first and second place points. Then, he hopes, the remainder of the squad will finish with enough thirds and fourths to nail down the district title. Although competition was'well underway this afternoon, finals won't be run off until tonight. Here's the way Mosley was planning to enter his -team before he left for Jonesboro: 100—Mosley, Phillips, Kays Sullivan, Bobby Bratton. 220—Mosley, Sullivan, Bratton, Tom Lum. 440—Childress, Danny Bdgnxm, Jimmie Bratcher, Jimmy Holbrook. 880—-Phillips, Ray Westbrook. Cecil Graves, Ronnie Bagley. 440—Relay— Mosley, Phillips, Childress, Sullivan. 880 Relay—Drane Adams, Bratton, Edgmon, Westbrook. Mile Relay—Childress, Phillips, Sullivan, Fred Hodge. Discuss—Jodie Hall, Phillips. Shot—Childress, John Fong, Allen Shanks, Warren Moxley. High Jump—Childress, Hodge. Hurdles—Charles Abbott, Freddie Akers. Pole Vault—Akers. Broad Jump—Childress, Abbott, Bratton. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N. 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