The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 5, 1954
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WSDOTMHUY, MAT 5, Managing Bucs Is One Tough Job Honey Must Take It Easy With His Kids By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — The surroundings were strictly big league, a large and plush hotel dining room and a group of newspapermen asking questions, but Fred Haney of the Pittsburgh club still left you with the impression you were back in a high school coach's office. "You have to get down to basic things/' Manager Haney was saying. "You've got to give these kids determination and the confidence they can do things okay." He was talking about his youth- crammed Pirates and the problems which crop up daily as his club, for the most part, tries to learn how to play big league baseball in the majors instead of with a minor league farm team . The soft-spoken Haney, in his second season as a National League manager, still has to do things differently than others. When he makes a decision on the bench he has to think of a lot more than just the immediate play coming up or the game itself. "I have to think a couple of years ahead," he'll tell you. 4,000 Jfl Ring Book NEW YORK (fl— The "King Record Book awd Boxing Enoylopedia" oontaini tnt record* of almost 4,000 fighters, says It* editor, Nat Flel- •ohtr. Itit tin* MoMon of tht book gives MR tiny capacities of indoor and outdoor arenai, biographical sketches of outstanding fighters birthplaces of champions, ring fatalities and other information. Hie Moond Motion i* devoted to records of World and American champions. The book contain! 860 paget. It wa§ turned out by a staff of five after checking boxing reports from all over the world. JUNIOR TRACK CHAMPIONS — Posed In front of their District Three track trophies are Coach Bill McFarland's junior high track squad members who picked up the district title at Jonesboro Monday. They are (first row) Huffman, Pulley, Moore," Privett, Tre- main, Moneycutt, Slayton; (second row) Manager Rounsavall, Coalter, Ross, Perry, Barnes, Holt, Wheat, Manager Renfro; Oback row) Daniels, Stephens. (Courier Newt Photo) The Paps rolled up 49 points to 24 ^s for Jonesboro and Pocahontas to easily capture the championship. First and second place winners are eligible to compete in those events at the state meet in Conway Satur- day. Moore was high point man for the meet with '16 &. He took thirds in the 50 and 100 and firsts in the 220 and 440. Pulley had a second in the hurd- les; Privett was first in the hurdles and third in pole vault; Tremain was third in the broad jump, fourth in high jump, second in shot put and fourth in discus; Holt had a first in discus; Honeycutt was third in hurdles and Huffman was third in shot put. Winning relay team was made up of Moore, Pulley, Privett and Holt.- They won both the 440 and 860 relay events. "When I gamble, I gamble mor with men than with strategy. I'v got youngsters who have the mak ings of fine players in anothe year or so. I've got to be carefu not to ruin them." He put down a cup of black cof fee and' grabbed a chair. "See this chair? Well-built and sturdy. Doesnt' give. Well, I've go a kid in my lineup who is just as tight as this chair. He's never been in the big leagues before and it jus awes the blazes out of him. You can't have him doing things an experienced. player would do. "Take the hitting end of it. Saj lie's got two balls and no strike on him and we have a couple of men on base. Normally, you'd have the batter take the pitch and look to load the bases. But I have to get these kids to hit that pitch Take a shot at the cripple and hope they get hold of it. A hit means everything to their confidence. I've got to look out for that before can begin to think of anything else. So we go .for that two and nothing pitch." * * • The job of managing the Pirates, dead last in 1953, is, when you listen to Haney, one of those bargain affairs. You do two jobs for the price of one. First, you try and handle a major league ball club and finish as high as possible. Second, you run a school for young players and do your best not to teach the fundamentals, but also needle them into being confident and determined. It is a tough and a strange job for a big time manager. Ordinary run of the mill plays must be thought out carefully. "Will it hurt .the kid's morale if he flops doing this?" Haney asks iiimseif before flashing a sign. "The hit-and-run is a dangerous thing with kids," he says. "They know a hit means the makings of of a good inning, so they wrap Memphis 11 Mobile 10 Nashville 8 Tuesday's Results Nashville 5, Little Rock 1 Chattanooga 4, Memphis 2 New Orleans at Birmingham, (postponed, cold. .__ .* * , ' . ... ,| Mobile at Atlanta, postponed, "Haney planned to use fellows .. ' * * like Sid Gordon and Cal Abrarns' com ' their hands around that bat and stand up there determined to hit. "They swing at the pitch and try to murder the ball and they wind up missing it and the runner is nailed. After that, they're afraid to do anything." Baseball Standings 7 8 8 9 7 9 13 .625 — .563 1' .556 1 -556 1 .500 2 .462 2% .400 3i/2 .350 5 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Philadelphia 10 6 Brooklyn 9 St. Louis 10 Cincinnati 10 New York 9 Chicago 6 Milwaukee 6 Pittsburgh 7 Today's Games New York at Cincinnati (N) Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (N). Philadelphia at St. Louis (N). Brooklyn at Chicago. Tuesday's Results Philadelphia 14, St. Louis 10, 11 innings Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 1 Brooklyn at Chicago, postponed, cold New York at Cincinnati, postponed, cold Pine Bluff at Monroe Meridian at El Dorado 3-8 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Kansas City 7-6, Toledo 4-2 Sft. Paul 8-3, Columbus 0-2 Indianapolis 6-2, Louisville Minneapolis 8, Charleston 6 Texas League Fort Worth 5, San Antonio 4 (10 innings) Oklahoma City 9, Beaumont 4 Houston 10,- Dallas 8 Tulsa 3, Shreveport 0 Western League Wichita 5, Denver 4 Lincoln 6, Colorado Springs 6 Omaha 5, Puebl» 4 Only games scheduled Al Foot rode the winners of four steeplechase stakes during the 1953 Belmont Park meeting. Johnson-Mims On TV Fight Knockout Sensation Takes on Tough Boy BALTIMORE CD — George Johnson, the latest knockout sensation, comes up tonight against Holly Mims, who has never been stopped in a scheduled 10-round fight to be televised nationally. Johnson has won 17 straight fights and 21 of his 27 victims have failed to last the limit. He has lost only three tunes, the last in February of 1952. Mims is a cagey, experienced fighter with 34 victories, 11 losses and four draws. He is ranked sixth among the middleweights and is expected to enter the ring a 6-5 favorite. In his latest fight and first on television, the 23-year-old Johnson's punches stopped Moses Ward of Detroit in five rounds. Mims could take only a split decision from Ward. A referee and two judges will score the fight on a point system in which the winner of each round automatically is awarded 10. Gridders Set for Clinic TALLAHASSEE, Fla. W—Four of pro football's outstanding quarterbacks will be featured in Florida State University's first annual coaching clinic June 10-12. They are Otto Graham, Bobby Layne, Harry Gilmer. and Bobby Thomason. Others who will assume teacher roles are former star Sammy Baugh and End Pete Pihos of the Philadelphia Eagles. New Shipment Just Arrived BEAUTIFUL BLOND SUITE (1XACTLY AS SHOWN? LARGE DOUBLE DRESSER BAR BED TO MATCH — Complete FURNITURE & APPLIANCES Phone 3-4409 Blytheville AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 13 6 .684 — Detroit 9 5 .643 1V 2 Cleveland 9 7 .563 2%' Philadelphia 9 7 .563 2& Philadelphia 9 7 .5632 New York 7 9 .438 4% Washington 6 10 .375 5y 2 Baltimore 5 9 .357 5y 2 Boston 4 9 .308 6 Today's Games Chicago at Washington Cleveland at Philadelphia ON). Baltimore at New York. Detroit at Boston. Tuesday's Results Chicago 8, Washington 6 Philadelphia 3, Cleveland 2 Baltimore at New York, postponed, had weather Detroit rain. at Boston, postponed, SOUTHERN Sfew Orleans .. Birmingham ,, .ittle Rock ... M Atlanta 11 Chattanooga .. 10 ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB W fl .640 — 14 10 .588 1 10 H 11 13 14 1-2 .500 .500 .476 .458 .471 .400 3'/ 2 4 4 1 /2 Ever See around a Corner? as much as possible in the early going and then break in the rookies slowly. But Gordon and Abrams were injured as the season started and Haney found himself shooting the works with his kids— and having nobody around on the field to steady them. This left him in an even worse Spot than he was figuring on. He can't even use the best method known to managers for blow- ings off steam. "I can't stand there and scream when one of them makes a mistake," says Fred Haney. "I've got to hold it until the next day. • "Can't get these youngsters up- 6et, you know." Today's Games Nashville at Little Rock Chattanooga at Memphis Mobile at Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Greenville — 4 1 .800 — Monroe 4 2 .800 -% Meridian 3 3 .500 iy 2 El Dorado 33 .500 iy 2 Pine Bluff 1 3 .250 2y 2 Hot Springs \1 4 .200 3 Tuesday's Results Monroe 9, Pine Bluff 8 Greenville 12, Hot Springs 4 Meridian 19, El Dorado 8 Today's Games Hot Springs at Greenville • Have tht rime of four lift—from start to finith! 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