FRIDAY, MAY 7,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE KINK Phill ies Have One-Run Blues Robin Roberts Is Often I he Victim By JIMMY BRESLIN i?j NBA Staff Correspondent ; CHICAGO — (NBA) — Steve O'Neill adjusted a double header-sized wad of chewing tobacco in his jaw, then leaned back on the bench and watched his Phillies get ready for the day's activities. '^One-run games," he said.fr "They're the ones that kill you You got a good pitcher and th other fellows put in a good pitche and the two of them hook up in a real good one, and then som guy kicks one and you lose it. O some guy hits a little fly ball ir a park* like the Polo Grounds an instead of giving him a carton o ch'pp suey, they're out shaking hi hand for hitting a home run." :The rotund O'Neil found th subject of losing by a run a para mount, one. Through the first tw weeks, the men with the candy striped uniforms had been consid erably less than terrorizing op pbssing hurlers and the peopL around him were talking about it. -... » * * QUITE A FEW were asking O'Neill just what he tells a pitche like Robin Roberts when he lose; a 1-0 or 2-1 contest. -"I don't say anything," Steve answered. "He pitches his hear out and we don't give him any runs and some guy hits for the cho] suey and he loses, 1-0. "Hey, Robby," he called down to an end of the bench. "What do you say to yourself when you lose one like that?" Roberts, a big serious-facec youngster, got up and walked over to his manager, "You're not going to get me to knock a club that I won 28 and 23 games with," Roberts muttered. "Naw, these fellows, don't mean anything like that," O'Neil said, motioning to the group around him. "Well," Roberts said, "just what would you say to yourself? I say the same things you would. I don't think you could print them. You don't like to lose them, but you always tell yourself that they'll go the other way for you some day." * * * THE "SOME DAYS" for Robin Eoberts had better come quickly. The right-handers attempt at a 30- victory season last year was shattered by the loss of six single-run decisions. He finished the year with a 23-16 mark. In 1952, his big year so far, he won 28 and lost 7 — and only one loss was a one-run affair. This year, out of his first three starts, he lost by 4-2 to Pittsburgh and 10 to New York. The Philadelphia Nationals were thrice shut out as the Giants swept the set at the Polo Grounds, which lends itself to cheap home runs. IB tnere anything, O'Neill and Roberts were asked, that makes a team unconsciously forget to hit when they have a big pitcher, such as Robin going for them? "If there was, you can bet I'd be doin' something about it," replied O'Neill. Texas Rules Bout Booked For Mat Card They're going to try to unmask the masked man at Monday night'; Memorial Auditorjum wrestling show. Promoter Mike Meroney 1 , in an effort to unmask The Monster, will bring in two of his best heavyweights, Joe and Jack Welch, to take on The Monster and Walter Sirois in a Texas rules, anything goes, tag bout. For the past couple of months The Monster has been wreaking havoc with Meroney's top wrestlers. The hooded wrestler has put sev- erel of his opponents out of commission for several weeks with his rough and ready tactics. So Meroney has decided to shoot the works. This bout is expected to be one of the roughest ever staged here. Joe Welch is about the only heavyweight in this circuit who has not felt defeat at the hands of The Monster and he is considered the most likely to succeed against the rough-house artist. He and brother Jack are noted for their firey tempers and agres- siveness which will match just about anything The Monster and Sirois can put out. This, coupled with the Texas rules agreement, should .make this bout a dilly of a wild one. Under Texas rules, nothing is barred except chokine and eye goughing. Two preliminary bouts are also on the card with Joe Welch sche-1 duled to take on The Monster and Sirois meeting Jack. CLOSE HAUL—Two American and a Bermuda One design maneuvered for position in a race off Bermuda that was part oJ International Race Week. Home yachts took four clear victories out of seven and the Amorita Cup. (NEA) Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Vince Marintez. 150, Paterson, N. J. out- >ointed Harold Jones, 145, Detroit, 0. NEWARK, N", J. — Irvin Steen, 47%, San Diego, Calif, outpointed ornmie Dixon, 152%, New York, IF THE RUNS don't come, you can't blame anybody," Roberts said. "All you can do is throw harder and hope you get a run or two." "Evecy time I hear talk of one- run games, 1 think of Casey Stengel when he had the Braves," cut in Frank Frisch. "He had.a pitcher going name of Al Javery and the catcher was Phil Masi. Javery throws five pitches and the oth- BARGAINS -For You- Piper Sweeps SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Size Price 4 inch % .60 6 inch 65 8 inch 75 10 inch 85 12 inch 1.00 14 inch 1.25 16 inch 1.50 Used Tractors & Cultiva- - tors as low as $175.00 • Master Lawn Mowers as low as $69.00 SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Street Phone POpUr 3-8951 ' r guys swing at every one of them nd knock out two singles a triple nd a couple of home runs. "Old Casey takes a walk out rom the bench, but he doesn't go near Javery. He goes right to Masi. "What's this fellow got?" he asks Masi. "How the hell do I know, I haven't caught one pitch yet," Masi told him." By JIMMY DEMARET When people ask me about the ;hot of my lifetime, I always look surprised. It's not an act. I thought every breathing person knew about my shot on the last round of the 1940 Vlasters Tournament. I won the Augusta National event—for the first of three times —and did it with a shot on the 15th hole. Gene Sarazen scored his celebrated double eagle on this same hole, but as I gazed down, my ball i r as, I thought, in a bad position or any double eagling. The ball pas sort of playing it cool, you see- under an inch and a half of pure Georgia water. It was my third shot on the par hole. Showing complete fearless- ess, I removed my red and ilue suede shoes, rolled my char- reuse clacks up to my knees, step- ed into two feet of water to make ( he shot. I used a wedge—no, it wasn't £ all-point wedge—and hit the bal fell. The ball sailed out of the wa- er and came down on the green, 15 feet from the hole. I dropped the putt for par. It gave me a big lift and went a long way to helping me win by a stroke and set a record of 30 for that tough back nine. (Jimmy Demar«t will be among golfers trying to beat Ben Hogan on National Golf Day, June 5,) sponsored by the PGA and Life Magazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses.) Probers Examine Saddler's Case Coddling Charges On Ray Robinson, Mays Also to be Studied WASHINGTON I.?)—House investigators called today for more information on the Army's report on Sandy Saddler after hearing that the featherweight boxing champion "double-crossed the government," about an application for furlough. Also ticketed for scrutiny by a House armed services subcommittee in public session were allegations of Army "coddling" of Sugar Ray Robinson, former middleweight champ, and Willie Mays, New York Giants outfielder. Brig. Gen. Herbert, P. Powell, deputy director of Army personnel, said the Army was taking 'full responsibility for any case of so-called pampering of athletes." Rep. Rivers (D-SC\ a. subcommittee member, who raised the question of a "double-cross" by Saddler, snid he got the impression that "if there was any coddling of anyone, it was coddling on the part of the Army." Powell snid that was right, and ,he subcommittee lodged no charges of any kind against Saddler. The boxing champ was invited *Q testify himself if he felt asked for "compassionate rens- he had been "aggrieved" by the hearing. The alleged double-cross was brought out in testimony by Powell. The general said Saddler liuci signed up for a fight while on leave but that the fight was not scheduled to come off until .six days after the leave had expired. He said Saddler then asked a 15- day extension of his furlough, claiming his wife was sick and needed him at home. Powell testified that Saddler should not have been on leave at all. stutins that the featherweight king- hud been given a 30-day furlough from his assignment as aih- 1 e t i c specialist in Germany through "an administrative error," "Nevertheless. Powell said. Saddler took off for the United States on his furlough and promptly asked for reassignment to the states, alleging that his wife. Helen, had a virus infection that might develop into pneumonia and that he had to help her out with care of their 10-month-old baby. Subcommittee members expressed surprise that Hie Army had granted the 15-day extension on the say-so of Saddler and of Red Cross aides who wrote the' Army Saddler's wife was sick and i that a doctor had testified to this, j Lt. Col. Charles Deason of the I Army adjutant general's office said he granted the extension. He said this was routine policy where the Red Cross had interceded anc that no doctor's certificate was required. Later, Deason said, Saddler CLEAN CLOWNING—This water skier really beliavet in clown- Ing as he skims barefooted atop the water near Cyprew Gardenf, Fla. He took his broom along to make sure the water wat dean. Real Sportsmen AUGUSTA, Maine (£>)—Sportsmen's clubs never have been known for exceptional reticence, but the Arnold Trail club of Waterville put up money instead of an uproar when a Maine conservation problem came to their attention. Their local warden had no two- way radio for his car. The Department of Game had no funds to buy one. So the club did. The cost was $525. Girls Scores High NEW YORK (£»)—Marion Turash took first place in four divisions of the City Tournament of the NYC WBA. Her high net singles was 648, all-events 1674 and 277 single game score. Her all-events score included a 479 team and 549 in the doubles. Three-Time Captain MISSOTJLA, Mont. (#>) —Jack Da-iels will be the 1955 Montana University swimming captain. It is the third straight year that the swimming has elected Daniels, backstroke swimmer from Helmville. And it is the first time in the school's history that an athlete has been elected captain of a varsity team three consective years. In the last eight years five golfers have won the U. S. Open. They are Ben Hogan, four times, Julius Boros, Dr. Cary - Middlecoff, Lew Worsham grum. THE ORIGINAL 184O CABIN BOTTLE A $f W^ ?i __.,,« name Jicwt of the ngti BEST OF THE BETTER BOURBONS SIX YEARS OLD and Lloyd Man- 86 PROOF. E G. BOOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN. KENTUCKY signment" because of his wife's illness and asked to be stationed near his home in New York. This time, Deason said, a doctor's certificate was attached. This request also was granted. The fight came oK last Jan. 15. Saddler knocked out BUI Bosslo in the ninth round of a 10-round contest. 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