The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 3, 1954
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BLTTHEVILtB WUC.) COtJRTBJR KBWg Betwten You'n M* Leo Moved By Request Cage Star Passed Up Due to Use of Bottle By MURRAY ROSE Six years ago, spring surprise Marv Grissom of the Giants was within one wide pitch of his outright release in the minors . . . bases loaded, none out, score tied and Grissom serves up three balls in relief. . . . But the next three were strikes, two pop-ups followed — and a confident Marv was ready to jump from Sacramento back to the majors. . . . Leo Durocher'* locker was moved into the main Polo Ground's dressing room at Horace Stoneham's behest so The Lip couldn' pop off about his players in the privacy of his office. . . Addendum on the Jackie Bob inson-Sal Maglie vendetta: Jack* recently told Sal, "You must be a — magician — to get us ou with the junk you throw" which recalls that two years ago Robbie, after two futile pops against Maglie, was thrown out on a dragged bunt . . . and as the thoroughly aroused Robbie chug ged across, first, Sal, running alonside, chided, "Jackie, you're in the wrong business. You should have been a clown." . * * * If pros were good enough to com pete with and against collegians to World War II, why should For Ord sprinter (and fullback) Ollie Matson be ineligible now? ... or was he winning too many dash es? The Yanks' Jim McDonal usea to chew tobacco — until a line drive through the box made him swallow his cud. The Houston Buffs have a young picher named Tony Stathos, who used to walk around squeezing a sponge ball to strengthen his hand. ... The Nats Jim Busby played tailback for Texas Christain in the 1954 Cotton Bowl with a broken collarbone taped up. ... * * * Could the strange omission oi one of the most talented collegians In the first round of the pro basketball draft be due to the fact he likes an occasional nip or two? . Sammy Baugh was the boyhood idol of Harry Agganis (who also wore No. 33) and was instrumenta in swerving him to a baseball career. . . . When Harry was quat- erbacking for Boston TJ. a couple years back and met Baugh, skinny Sam took one look and drawled "Man, you're big enough to play the game all by yoursel" . . . bu; added, "If I could have hit that curve in Rochester, I'd still be playing shortstop." ... » * * Johnny Mize, a broadcaster now sounds off in the press-box: "You can't write anything bad about me now, I'll go on the air the nexl day. and. straighten, it .right out." . . . Two long distance sluggers "who choke up on their bats are Al Rosen of the Indians and Del Ennis of the Phils. . . . Phfi Gardener Johnny Wyrostey loves to play against the Reds, his erstwhile mates, because he can get Cincinnati trainer Doc Anderson to knead his aching back. .. . Marty Marion was comparing Oriole hurler Bob Turley to Robin Roberts TRY YELLOWSTONE FOR FLAVOR FOR DOWNRIGHT ENJOYMENT ait THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY iKflLlID (1*0 lOTtlW IT YtUOWlTWt WC. one season back, if anybody bothered to listen. . . . Turley's the East St. Louis, HI., boy who passed up better offers to sign with the defunct Browns so he "could stay closer to home" . . . only to find the club moved to Baltimore Ms second year up. ... A light overcast won't bring out the sunshine in your smile, but it produces the best reception for your baseball telecast. . . . The 1:30 starting lineup can take some credit for three-hour games because the players have all afternoon to dawdle . . . whereas with the old 3 p. m.- start, they wanted to get it over with — especially if there was a pressing engagement that evening, ... * * * Olympic heavyweight champ Ed Sanders, weaned on soft touches as a young- pro, should have been forewarned about first conqueror Willie Wilson . . . who's made heavyweig-ht champ Rocky Marciana step lively in training. . . . Between you'n'me, Frank Selvy, the Furman crack baseball shot, was just drafted first by Baltimore, like we tipped you off he would a couple of months ago. Manila Defeats Childress 12-2 Manila High School's nine beat Childress 12 to 2 Friday to chalk up their 26th victory. Homer gave up only two hits while Manila got to Walker, Childress hurler, for 11. Leading Manila bat work was Dean Wagner, with three hits, Waddell and Pierce got two each. The Manila team plans to play two games this week. Game and Fish News Large mouth Bass Are Inclined By THE ARKANSAS GAME and FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Among all of the vertebrate animals, the fundamental of reproduction is the same. An egg of the female is fertilized by a sperm from the male of the same species, and from the union of that sperm and egg, a new individual of the species develops. In the largemouth bass, the male has paired organs calked testes which produce and store the milt. The milt is a white fluid containing thousands of individul sperms, each so small that it would have to be magnified in order to been seen. The comparable organs in the female are the ovaries. These contain several thousand yellowish eggs, each one being large enough to be easily identified. As soon as the female has finished laying her eggs in the spring of the year, a new set of eggs for the following spring begins to develop. They grow rapidly during the summer, and by fall have almost reached the size and development where they are ready to be released. During the winter, when the water is very cold, the bass eats very little and almost hibernates. At that time of the year the "eggs do not develop mit remain in a nearly ripe condition. However, for these reasons many fishermen believe that bass spawn in both the spring and the fall, since they may catch female bass in the late summer with nearly developed eggs. TEMPERATURE IMPORTANT Just like a great many other things the fish does, its spawning is controlled by water temperature. When the water warms up to 61 or 62 grees in the spring, the male largemouth begins to look for suitable place to build a nest. He may try several spots before he finds one that suits him and then will use his fins to fan out a circular depression in the bottom This may be up to one or two feet in diameter. The nest may be on sand, hare mud, or sometimes even dead leaves or roots. But a bass cannot build a nest in soft, loose silt. This fact accounts for the lack of bass in many of our rivers and lakes. After the male bass has built the nest ,he refends that area as his own territory and drives away any other males which may try to come near. As the water temperatures warm to 66 to 70 degrees, the eggs of the female have developed to the point where they are ready to be laid. When she swims by and sees the BRAKE/ car owner can enjoy stopping as easy as this... BUILT AND BACKED BY AVIATION CORPORATION For the car you're driving now! Available wherever cars are serviced pKSMK • ail that's required for shorter, smoother Mop*. An' Quicker rcspOM* Am ten* stopping distance — gives you re* braking Mtfoor- fa* the «ffcct tafc far HM> Bendix* Power Brake K especially designed and engineered to fit your oar. In may caw*, imteibtfca ImlbinMhoar. WOttft'S LIADIN* MAM»FACT»RIt OF >OWM CIA ft IS AvftUavMe *4 Your C«r DMHWt, Favorite Gar»f* or IwviM Itfttfon DISTRIBUTED BY JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Blyth«vil1e, Am. prepared nest with the male on guard, she will swim in beside him and make herself at home. For a few hours, or as much as a few days, the two fish swim around in the vicinity of the nest and appear to be getting acquainted. FERTILIZATION PROCESS Then the two fish will settle down into the nest side by side. The female will extrude her eggs into the nest, and at the same moment the male will emit a cloud of milt which seems to cover them. The sperms in the milt are equipped with whip-like tails by which they can move through the water and find the eggs. As each eggs is united with a sperm .a new individual fish has been formed. After the female has laid her eggs, and after they have been fertilized, she swims away and leaves the incubation of the eggs entirely to the male. And for several days the male is kept busy driving away other fish and keeping the eggs clean and aerated. The eggs hatch out in from five to eight or nine days, depending on the temperature of the water. If the water temperature happens to increase rapidly and become particularly high, the eggs may hatch in as little as three or four days. The length of time depends entirely on the temperature to which they are exposed, but after several days th tiny bass break out of the eggs. At "sac swimming. You can see a head and and a tail, but the stomach is the "sac" which actually is the yolk of the egg from which they came. this stage they are called fry" and are incapable oi' 8,000 YOUNGSTERS This yolk contains stored Hera's BaiebolL Easy Delivery Aids Control (Thfc is til* ttictfa of »ev«n mrtiolM in which ioitnor major leaftM st*™ i*M how to play th« game.) By CARL MUBBELL (Written for AP Newsfeaturea) Pitching is the most important factor ki any baseball game. A good pitcher must have a number of qualities. However, in a boy just out of high school, we look for a kid who can throw reasonably hard and who has a free and easy motion. When a boy has this he has something to work on. Don't worry about throwing too come successful. many different pitches. With so many games on television and radio today kids are more Interested in baseball than ever. However, often they hear that one pitcher is throwing a fast ball, a curve, a slider, a sinker, a pace. Some kids, naturally, think they need six pitches to be- material which is absorbed during the next week or ten days while they are in the nest. During that time they grow considerably, and when the yolk material is absorbed, they must either begin feeding or .starve to death. After the heavy yolk sac has been absorbed and they can swim away from the nest, they are ready to start looking for food and begin life as new individual largemouth bass. If everything has gone well and the spawning has been successful, there has been from two to eight thousand young fish starting out from each nest. The largemouth fry, which they are now called, move away from the nest in a compact school in search of food, still guarded by the papa bass. He guards them closely for several days, but as they grow larger, he leaves them more to their own devices until one day he goes away and does not bother to hunt them up again. After that, if he ever happens to see one of them, they are just another little fish so far as he is concerned, and he will gobble up one of them just as quickly as any food other fish he might find. They try to master six pitches and as ft result they master none. ' If you have any three good plt- hes that you can get over the plate you have the makings of a major leaguer. The three preferable pitches are the fast ball, curve and chance of pace. I think Carl Erskine of Brooklyn has the best change-up in either league. Robin Roberts of the Phillies has a good fast ball and Sal Maglie is a good example of a curve ball pitcher at his best. He has two or three different kinds of curve ball. My tip is to watch these fellows when you get the chance. Try to use the same motion on every pitch. You've got to do this to get very far. Here are the 10 things a fellow needs to become it good pitcher: 1. limber arm. 2. Stamina because sometimes nine innings seem like a long time. 3. Two or three good pitches until you know how each will react. 4. Control. 5. Competitive courage. 6. Endurance. 7. Intelligence. 8. The ability to size up a hitter. 9. Confidence. 10. Fielding skill. Tricky deliveries may succeed on the sandlots but as a pitcher moves into faster company he will find that the pitch that overpowers a good hitter will be his best weapon. Pitching mechanics are important, too. Faulty from beats pitchers more often than opposing hitters, and often explains arm ailments. A smooth, easy delivery, perfected by attention to detail, is a big aid to control. The pitching delivery should be broken down and analyzed to reveal six distinct actions: Windup; Stret- ch; leg Lift; Stride; body Pivot and Follow Through. The wjndup promotes rhythm. It starts with the hands brought forward and then upward over the head. The Stretch brings the pitch ing arm behind the head. The Leg Lifts gets drive into the motion, HUHBELL'S RECORD Carl Owen Hubbell. one of baseball's great left-handed pitchers, was born June 22, 1903 at Carthage. Mo., Now farm director for the New York Giants with whom his entire league career. King; Carl, won 253 games in 16 seasons. HubbePs breatest stretch of pitch- Ing 1 was achieved in 11)33 when he hurled * record 46 scoreless in- ings in succession. In the 1934 All-Star game in the Polo Grounds he struck out Babe Urth. Lou Goh- rlg. Jimnilc Foxx. Al Simmons and Joe Cornin in succession. In 1029 he pitched a no-hit game against Pittsburgh. In screwball pitch was elected to the Hall of Fame. Hubbell's record: Year Games 15)28 .1930 1931 19X2 1933 1934 1935 1936 193? 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 Totals 20 39 37 3C 40 45 49 42 42 39 24 29 31 26 24 12 535 Won 10 18 17 14 18 23 21 23 26 22 13 11 11 11 11 4 253 Lost 6 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 6 8 10 9 12 9 8 4 154 while the stride is an important element for control. Most young pitchers lose power and accuracy because they over-stride. In the Body Pivot the weight shifts from the rear foot to the front foot? Follow through enables the pitcher to get his body into the pitch and Is another control element. A pitcher constantly throwing: the ball too high generally Is failing to follow throufh To deliver a fast ball, the piteh*r should grip It tightly, with the Index and middle fingers on top of the ball, and the thumb underneath. The fingers are usually pltced across the scams, but where the •euu are closest together. When pitched, the ball roHi from under the fingers. This rev«r§« rotation gives the ball back-ipin, ctaw* ing it to "hop," The grip for the curve is the MAM as for the fast ball. With the pitch, the ball rolls over the fingers as th* wrist, is snapped sharply to provid* forward spin for the ball. The thumb does its work as It comei over with the wrist snap. The wrist action and snap is important to get more spin on the ball, thus providing a better breaking ball. All curves should be thrown low to a batter. The ball takes more spin that, way, breaks away from the butter and is harder to hit. The change of pace differs from the fast ball only in the manner in which it is held. Where the fast baH is gripped tightly, the change of pace is held lightly by the inde* and middle fingers. Jack Robinson of the Dodgers has hit above .300 his last five aea* sons. NIWI JIM §O—the most MfiMtiontf InvMtfoi to tfw history of filing—the artificial minnow MM swinu. No more livo bill to buy. Thii h ttw km sensation of tho 20th ctntury. 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