The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1954 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, APRIL SO, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arkansas Sportette s PAGE MINI Me Han Talks With C.F.L And Chicago Cardinals Raise Ante for Him Three Times By CARL BELL Associated Press Sports Writer Lamar McHan, the Arkansas Razorbacks' do-everything back for the past three years, is reported to be dickering with both the Chicago Cardinals and a Canadian professional football team. The bidding for his services is said to be quite spirted, with the Cardinals having upped their offer three times. This is no .surprise, of course, for the blond Lake Village product would be a most valuable addition to any team. His running and passing was good enough to lead the Southwest Conference in total offense last fall; he was rated as one of the best kickers in conference history; was a fine defender and twice earned all-conference honors. Top Choice The Cardinals thought enough of him to take him as the first choice in the pro draft last winter. McHan also ivas regarded as a bright pro baseball prospect, but his future in that sport has been darkened by a shoulder injury. He had to drop off the Porker diamond team a while back because he pinched something in the left shoulder every time he swung a bat. Fortunately, he throws a football righthanded. Track — the sport hardest on athletes and most neglected by fans — gets in full swing in Ar- Saturday with district meets throughout the state. First and second finishers in each event will qualify for participation in the state meets next weekend. The busiest golt course In Arkansas for the next two morilhs will be the Little Rock Country Club. The annual four-ball tournament gets under way there next Thursday; the state women's meet comes up May 16-19 and the state men's amateur June 17-20. The layout may also be the site of the Arkansas Open in July. A pair of Cotton States League graduates — jumping from Class C to Class AA in one year — are doing right capable jobs for the Little Rock Travelers. Martin Shines Shortstop Dolph Regelsky, up from Meridian, leads the Rocks in home runs, with five. Outfielder Hal Martin, who was with Hot Springs last summer, broke into the Traveler lineup slowly but got his big bat in the groove Tuesday night with a couple .444. He.blasted 41 round-trippers last year to set a Cotton States record. Atlanta Crax Still Look Rugged Kayo Pels' Act And Hold Top Batter Hitlcss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Atlanta Crackers kayoed New Orleans' ace righthander in the first game of the heralded battle for the Southern Association lead and held the league's leading hitter hitless. But they weren't prepared for that tenth- inning hit to the "wrong" field by a Pelican kid from Brooklyn. New Orleans nipped Atlanta 6-4 in 10 innings last night to take over first place when Bob Honor, 19-year-old rookie outfielder, poled a triple to right field with two men on. Honor, a husky righthanded hitter, crossed up the Cracker defenses with the blow which landed just inside the foul line. It came off loser Herb Grissom, who had yielded a double to George Freese and an intentional pass to John Powers. Ni*ht Off Other Southern clubs had a night off. Third-place Little Rock is back home to face Chattanooga after a poor road trip. Nashville opens a series at Memphis and Mobile moves into Birmingham. "I still like our pitching," says Little Rock manager Bill Norman, '"even though we've had homers hit against us In 17 of 19 games we have player." Normari said his Travs will be very tough when first baseman Ralph Atkins, who tied Bill Wilson of Memphis Tor the league's homer crown last year with 34, hits his stride. "He's a key man and I know he will be coming around." The Little Rock manager also is high on veteran outfielder Hal Martin, acquired from the Cotton States League. Martin hit two homers Tuesday mght in Little Rock's 7-1 victory over New Orleans. BHS GOLF TEAM — Also participating in district competition at Jonesboro today will be two golfers representing Blytheville High School. Coun- try Club Professional Paul Farrington is pictured with Eugene Still, Jr., (right) and Chuck Langston. (Courier News Photo) DISTANCE MEN — Billy Phillips (right) is expected to romp home with another half-mile title tonight when he competes in the district meet in Jonesboro. Other distance candidates are (from left) Jimmy Tompkins, Bay Westbrook and Cecil Graves. (Courier News Photo) To My Friends: I am takinr this opportunity to sincerely think each and erery one of you for your kindness and consideration durinf my wctnt illness. I have re-assumed my duties as painting contractor and can now prorid* you with the sam prompt, efflcUnt service at always. H, R. [Jack] Hunt GUARD'S... Cameras Flash Attachments • Projectors • Film Authorized Distributor For Eastman, Revere, Bell A Howell, Poloroid, Rollicord tnd Grtflei COLOR PRINTS -FILM for All Cameras Flash Bulbs As Low As lie Etch We allow le for your Old Bulb* Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 8 5 Detroit 6 Washington Philadelphia .. New York 6 Cleveland 5 Baltimore 5 WL Pet OB .615 — .600 J /4 .545 1 .500 IVa .500 Ifc .4552 .417 2ft .394 1 6 5 5 5 6 7 Boston 4 7 Today's Games Chicago at Boston. Cleveland at New York. Baltimore at Philadelphia (N) Detroit at Washington (N). Thursday's Results New York 5, Chicago 4 Cleveland 6, Boston 3 Baltimore 2, Washington 1 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE WL Pet OB Cincinnati 9 8 .800 — Brooklyn 8 6 .571 » St. Louis 7 8 .538 1 New York 76 .538 1 Philadelphia 6 6 .500 1' Chicago 4 5 .444 2 Milwaukee 5 7 .417 2! Pittsburgh 6 10 .375 3! Today's Games Brooklyn at Cincinnati 8 p. n —Newcombe (1-1) vs Podbielan (10) Philadelphia at Milwaukee (N) New York at Chicago. Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N). Thursday's Results Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3 Brooklyn 7, Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 0 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans ..13 9 .591 — Atlanta 11 8 .579 } Little Kock .... 10 8 .556 1 Memphis 11 11 .500 J Birmingham .. 10 10 .500 3 Mobile 10 10 .500 2 Chattanooga .. 8 11 .421 1) Nashville 6 12 ' .191 8 Thursday's Results New Orleans 8, Atlanta 4 (M innings) (Only game scheduled) Today's Schedule Chattanooga at Little Rock New Orleans at Atlanta 'Mobile at Birmingham Nashville at Memphis COTTON STATES LEAGUE •• W L.. Pet,. GB Greenville 2 0 1.000 „ . „ 2 1 .667 U Hot Springs ... i i 50 o i * Pine? Bluff .... i i .500 l El Dorado i 2 .333 m Meridian o 2 000 2 '* Thursday's Results Greenville 5. Meridian 1 Monroe 9, El Dorado 8 (10 innings) Pine Bluff 12, Hot Springs 11 Today's Schedule El Dorado at Monroe Pine Bluff at Hot Springs Greenville at Meridian The lowest earned run average for a pitcher -as 0.90 by Fred M. Schupp of the New York Giants in 1916. Baseball Books Are Rolling In Variety of Tomes On Teams, Stars Now Is Available NEW YORK — The baseball season must be on since it never is official until books on teams and stars of the national pastime start rolling in. Among the most interesting books out is M. G. Bonner's "Baseball Rookies Who Made Good" (Knopf). Top Stars on the cover are the names of 30 players, all of whom receive some space in the book. However, though such players as Allle Reynolds, Bob Feller. George Kell and Bobby Shantz have turned In brilliant achievements on the mound they cannot be classified as "Rookies Who Made Good." At least not as rookies. Feller started at 17. He had a real fast ball but like Reynolds lost more games than he won in his freshman year. So did Shantz. And Kell, as a rookie In 1943, had one of his two poor seasons. The book could be called a misnomer, but once inside the cover, the author apologizes by pointing out that all major leaguers started as rookies. The book covers a lot of ground. It must be read to be enjoyed, proving that a book should not be judged by its cover. Other Books Among other baseball books out this spring are: "The Dodgers' Way to Play Baseball," by Al Cam* panis (Dutton), "The Milwaukee- Braves," by Harold Kaese and R. G. Lynch (Putnam's), "The Washington Senators," by Shirley Povich (Putnam's), "The Mutual Baseball Almanac" by Roger Kahn and Al Heifer (Doubleday) and "Baseball From Back Yard to Bl(f League," by George (Specs) Toporcer (Sterling). Vince Lombardl, line coach of the New York football Giants, wa« on the Dean's honor list for four years at Fordham and was graduated cum laude. 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