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BLTTREYXtLB fARI.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 11,1954 Players Same, Script New in Indian Drama Tribe Now Bold Hero Who Wins BrBENPHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Al Lopez' writers obviously have given the Cleveland man ager a new script fo£ the In dians' series with New York this season. After trying it out twice out of town with great success, the Indians played the new version for the home folks for the first time last night and left J em limp. This one is a real thriller. The story line is a direct switch from last spring when the Indians played the meek little lambs being led regularly to slaughter by the big bad Yankees. Hero , The 1954 script casts the Indians jta'the role of the hero who cuts the "complacent" Yankees down to size. In the three showings so far the "actors" have shown great versatility. The first time, to New York, the Indians" left the thrills for the curtain call, scoring five runs in the 10th inning for a 9-4 .triumph. The next day, f still in New York, the Indians showed the Saturday matinee crowd their muscles and came off with a 10-2 victory. The version iunveiled in Cleveland last night topped anything so far. Most of the; action was jammed into the first act, but the suspense continued right through to the final curtain as the Indians won 8-7. Three-Run Spot Cleveland spotted the Yankee three runs, then roared back with seven before the New Yorkers could get anybody out in the home half of the first inning. Umpire Bill Summers thumbed Yogi Berra and then Casey Stengel from the game during the uprising. seven runs home, Jim Heon third, nobody out and "Whitey Ford -and Bob Kuzava shelled from the mound, in came Yankee rookie Bob Grim. The youngster promptly started pitching a no-hitter. Jffegan got home on a sacrifice fly, but one after another Grim fooled the Indians clubbers until Wally Westlake finally broke the spell with a single at the start of the fifth. One Hit Left Meanwhile, the Yankees cut Hieir 8-3 deficit to 8-5 after two in- nfegg and 8-7 after three. At this point Don Mossi checked them. Cleveland got only one more hit, «, hamaless single by Al Smith in the seventh. The Yankees, though, put two on in the eighth and Mike 6arcia replaced Mossi. Garcia weathered the eighth •without "further damage only to have Charlie Silvera walk out Gene Woodling single with one out in the ninth. But Eddie Robinson Pony League Pilots Eye !54 Prospects By SAM NORRIS Managerial staff members, every bit as anxious for action as they boys who will make up four teams in the new Pony League, got their first look at player talent here yesterday afternoon. TV Is Fanning Grid War Fire They'll be on NBC On Saturdays Now NEW YORK (&)— The "war" between United States and Canadian professional football will take to the air this fall when the National Broadcasting Company begins regular Saturday afternoon telecasts of Interprorincial Rugby Football Union games. . ' The U. S. TV fan,' previously familiar with the Canadian game only through accounts of U. S.-Canadian wrangling over players, will televise 13 games from Montreal. Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton starting Aug. 28 and running throught Nov. 20 and including all playoffs. Actually, the Canadian telecasts wllf conflict only on two Saturday afternoon with those of the NFL, televised by Dumont. NBC's telecast of aCnadian games, however, will be in direct competition with the colleges' "Game" of the Week" program sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and aired by the American Broadcasting Company. NBC carried the college games for three seasons but on April 23 the NCAA selected ABC to handle the 1954 telecasts. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Floyd P&ttwson, 165y 2 ,, Brooklyn, outpointed Jesse Turner, 157%, St. Louis, 8. Providence, R.,L —Keene Simmons, 211, Bayonne, N. J., stopped Billy Burke, 184, Providence, 3. Bangor. Me. — Babe McCarron, 148, Bangor, stopped Larry Griffin, 152, Lewiston, Me., 4. popped up and Gil McDougald ofted a long fly to Dave Philley for the final out. Philley poled a grand slam home run over the left field fence in the irst inning. The Cleveland-New York show goes on again tonight in Cleveland. Only one other major league jame was played last night. The 3altimore Orioles rallied for four ninth-inning runs and shaded the Philadelphia Athletics 7-6. The run ;otal was the highest for the Orioles this season. 1 Thirty-odd boys in the 13-year-old age group put their best feat (and gloves) forward in the first of three try-out sessions at the league practice field near Federal Compress starting at 5 o'clock Monday. Busy taking notes as "Y" Director J. P. Garrott called each of the players up for batting practice, fielding and base running were rival managers, P. D. Foster of the Eagles, sponsored by First Methodist Church, and his assistant Toler Buchanan; Dan Caldwell, who with his brother, Chester, and Harry Farr, will master-mind the Rams, sponsored by First Baptist Church; Bill Bear, pilot of First Christian Church Bears and his assistants, the Rev. Jim Rainwater and Leon Wilson. Manager Jim Killett of the Tigers, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, was not present for the first of the tryout sessions, but the Tiger boss was represented by his assistant, Doyle Turner, who jotted down a ream or so of notes as the 13-year-old future diamond stars scampered around the field. More Today Today, starting at five, the team managers will have a chance to appraise the baseball talents of the first .section of boys in the 14-15 year old age group; those whose names begin with A through M. Tomorrow at the same hour boys in this age group whose names begin with N through Z will go through their paces for the benefit of the team officials who will bid for their services. Boys 15 years old before January 1, 1954 are not eligible for the Pony League. Prominent among the 13-year- olds who tried out yesterday were many graduates of the Little League. These boys, now a year older ,a bit more diamond-wise and a little more poised under fire, are making a bid for bertha in a league that should offer stiffer competition because of age and experience. Rocter Emery Francis, player representative, listed the following for tryouts yesterday: Herbert Baxter, Joe Bratcher, John Cherry, Larry Fitzgerald, James Garner, Clyde Griffin, Bill Haney, Billy Hatch, Charlie Holder, Glynn Howard, Ray Jackson, Oliver Jarrett, James Kelley, James. McCaslin, Steve Me- Guire, Lee Moore, James Privett, Johnny .Rayburn, Jack Renfro. Gerald Rhodes, Billy Ross, Ray Roberts, Jimmy Smith, Donald Tinker, J. A. Thorpe, Charles Watson, Wayne Webster, Charles West, Burley White, Bobby Wilson and William Earl Simmons. Sports Roundup — Athletes of Yesteryear Small x By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Keeler, the remarkable little man who contributed the sage advice to "hit 'em where they ain't" to baseball lore, stood only 5 feet 4 and weighed but 140 pounds, yet he was large enough to post a batting average of .345 during his 19 years of outfielding in the big leagues. Johnny Evers, member of the famous Tinker to Evers to Chance double-play combination, was even smaller than Willie, though, if you want to judge them on weight alone. The pugnacious second baseman carried only 135 pounds on bis 5 feet 9 inches over an 18-year span andf* was by far the thinnest athlete yet to be incarcerated in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. Cap was 220 The largest member of that select company appears to have been the famous Adrian (Cap) Anson, who weighed in, at 220 pounds while infielding and managing, mostly for the Chicago Cubs, from 1876 to 1897. Babe Ruth is listed at a mere 215, along with Uncle Wilbert Robinson, but many admirers of the pair will contend they were given a short count. The three tallest specimens among the 64 superstars whose plaques adorn the walls of the baseball shrine were Dizzy Dean, Lefty Bob Grove and Cy Young, all pitchers and all measuring 6 feet 3. The late Herb Pennock, one of the greatest of the left- handers, weighed 165 pounds and wac much the lightest of the modern group of pitchers in the hall. Re and Youn ghad the longest TERMINIX iiv Company ». O, •* careers in the big show. 22 years each. No One's If there's anything to be learned from these facts and figures culled from a handsome pamphlet prepared by Sid Keener, custodian of the Cooperstown gallery, it seems to be that there's no such animal as an average ballplayers. One notes from the chart, though, that they average a good deal larger these days than they did around the turn of the century- Rabbit Maranville's 5 feet 5 and 145 pounds would not have been considered unusually small 40 or 50 years ago, and Paul Warner's 5 feet 8 J /2 would nave made him See the Latest Thing In 2-Rrow Chopper to Fit Most Any Tractor $100 Shop Where You Can Save Money At HARDY SALES AND SERVICE 1W CtaM Uke Arc. Fh. LtfJI quite a big feller. It comes as no great surprise to learn that a player named Ty Cobb posted the highest lifetime batting average among the immortals, .367, but it was news to this writer that the reverd Connie Mack set the lowest mark with a blazing .249 and powered only four homers during his 11 years behind the plate. Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 121 EM! Main F«r A Little Eneewageineiit GOING TO PIECES—-Stock car driven by Robert Kastner begins to fall apart on him during 3 wrong-way flip at Cleveland track. Car wound up in a junk yard and Kastner in a hospital. (NEA) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn ......... 13 8 .619 — Cincinnati 14 10 .583 .y 2 'hiladelphia 11 9 .550 iy 2 St. Louis 12 11 .522 2 New York 11 11 .500 2y 2 Chicago 9 9 .5002V2 Milwaukee 911 .450 3y 2 Pittsburgh 7 17 .292 7fc Today's Games Milwaukee .at Brooklyn Cincinnati at New York Chicago at Philadelphia St. Louis at Pittsburgh No Games Scheduled Yesterday AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Detroit 11 5 .688 — Cleveland 13 8 .619 V 2 Chicago 14 9 .609 M> iv York 11 10 .5242^/2 Washington 7 12 .368 5'/2 Baltimore 7 12 .368 5»/ 2 Boston 5 9 .357 5 Today's Games Boston at Chicago Washington at Detroit New York at Cleveland Philadelphia at Baltimore Monday's Results Cleveland 8, New York 7 Baltimore 7, Philadelphia 6 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham ..18 12 .600 — ew Orleans ,. 17 14 .548 iy 2 hattanooga ..15 12 .556 iy 2 Atlanta 15 13 .536 2 Mobile 14 16 .467 4 ittle Rock 11 14 .440 4y 2 Memphis 13 17 .433 5 Nashville 10 15 .400 5V Z Monday's Results Little Rock 3, Atlanta 2 Memphis 7, Birmingham 4 Chattanooga 7, New Orleans 6 Mobile 6, Nashville 5 Today's Games Little Rock at Atlanta Birmingham at Mobile Memphis at Nashville (Only games scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 4, Columbus 2 Charleston 5, Kansas City 3 Louisville 3, St. Paul 1 Minneapolis 9, Toledo 8 Texas League Beaumont 5, Houston 1 San Antonio 10, Shreveport 3 Fort Worth at Dallas postponed Tulsa at Oklahoma City post- oned Western League Lincoln 9, Denver 8 Sioux City 7, Colorado Springs 0 Des Moines 7, Pueblo 4 Wichita 4, Omaha 2 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Greenville 8 2 .800 —. 1 Dorado 6 4 .600 2 VIonroe 6 5 .545 2 1 / 2 Meridian 4 5 .400 3>/ 2 ine Bluff 4 6 .400 4 Hot Springs ... 2 7 .222 5& Monday's Results Pine Bluff 5, Monroe 4 (11 in- Aussies May Lose \56OlympicGames ATHENS (AP) — A final request to move the 1956 Olympic Committee today if no immediate solution is offered to the problem of where to hold the equestrian events. Otto Mayer of Lausonne, Switzerland, chancello. 01 the IOC, said "we've at least 15 cities just waiting to take over the 1956 games." He said "a Green. O roup" will ask the IOC what the committee's answer is "to a collision of Australian law and Olympic rules." Australian law says horses must be quarantine for six months before entering the country, a law which may discourage many nations from " ser iing equestrian t*ams to the next Olympics. Olympic rules provide all events must be in the same locality, a situation which offers a stumbling block to proposals to move the horse events to another country. E. J. (Billy) Holt of the Melbourne organizing committee said the IOC has three choices on the Patterson Goes Manager Says He's Ready After Getting Past Jess Turner NEW YORK (£>)—Winner of all 13 of his pro fights, 19-year-old Floyd Patterson will take a giant step on June 7 when he will meet Joey Maxim ,the former light heavyweight champion. "He's ready now," said manager Custer D'Amato after the Olympic middleweight champion all but knocked out experienced Jesse Turner en route to a unanimous eight round win at Eastern Parkway Arena last night. Floored The broad-shouldered, fast-punching Brooklyn Negro staggered his smaller, lighter and unranked foe from St. Louis several times with rights to the chin and floored him for four (the mandatory eight count was given) in the final round with a smashing right to the jaw. Patterson, who weighed 165 ^ to the 26-year old Turner's 157%, won seven of the eight rounds on the cards of Referee Mark Conn and Judge Art Aidala and all eight from Judge Dave Stewart. The AP had Floyd.in front 7-1. "This one convinced me," said D'Amato. "Floyd has learned something with each fight. In this one. against an experienced fighter, he showed me he can use his 'noodle. Now he's reatry for Maxim." equestrian problem: 1. Take advantage of what he said was a loophole "contradiction" in the Olympic rules and move the horses elsewhere. 2. Take no action here and then if the required six nations fail to enter equestrian teams, cancel the events. 3. Cancel or move the entire games. The third choice, he added quickly, is out of the question. Holt said he believes the IOC will take the first course and move the horses to Europe. The international equestrian federation is known to favor such a move with Brussels the leading optional site. Is 1954 the Magic Year for Track? 200-Foot Discus Toss, Seven Foot High Jump Marks tyeo I/)S ANGELES (AP) — With the 4-minute mile and 60- foot shot put out of the way, a couple of local athletes plan to crack — this year — two more of track and field's magic numbers — 200'feet in the discus and 7 feet in the high jump. Just the gents to achieve these feats are Fortune Gordien, world record holder in the discus and better than ever after 15 years of competition, and Ernie Shelton of USC ,whose 6-9% is the nation's best altitude mark this year. Gordien, who established a world record of 194-6 last year, already has hit 192 this season, officially. He unleased one god for 196-4, but unfortunately stepped 1% inches outside the circle. He exceeds 190 feet every day in practice. Sheton has jumped 6-10 % in practice this season. He tried 7 feet % inches, got on top of it, but nings) El Dorado at Meridian, postponed, rain Greenville at Hot Springs, postponed, wet grounds Today's Games El Dorado at Meridian Monroe at Pine Bluff Greenville at Hot Springs IMPORTANT FARMERS The Quickest Surest and Cheapest Seed To Replant Is Acid Delinted Cottonseed Distributed Wholesale By LK. ASHCRAFT CO. Railroad & Cherry Phone 3-4493 Blytheville Loses First Chiefs Are Downed By Caraway 9-6 Blytheville's Chiefs lost their first game of the season this year when Caraway handed the locals a 9-6 defeat. Jim Killett led the Chiefs hitting with three for .five. Both Ted Fisher and Bill Rounsavall, the losing pitcher, went two for fiye, with a double and single apiece. Pete Bennett collected a couple of singles in. five trips. Blytheville AB R H Killett 3B 5 2 3 Fisher LF/RF 4 1 2 Garner 2B 4 1 1 Bennett SS/LF ... ... 5 0 2 Rounsvall P/1B 5 0 2 O'Neal C 4 0 1 Childress RF 1 0 0 West P 4 1 1 Privett IB 0 0 0 Phillips P/SS 4 1 1 Whisehunt 3B 0 0 0 39 6 13 Caraway AB R H Rotten SS 5 2 2 Brooks 2B 4 0 1 Dennis 3 B 5 1 2 Edwards IB 5 1 2 McMasters C 4 3 2 Cornist RF 3 1 1 Smith LF 3 0 0 Bearginer LF 2 0 2 Childs CF 4 0 0 Ray P 3 1 1 38 9 13 Blytheville 002 012 010 6 Caraway 222 000 21X 9 Chattanooga Comes Aronud Lookouts Have Played Dead Long Enough; On Rebound By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS \fter playing dead long enough to strain the patience of genial Joe Engle, the Chattanooga Look-/ outs have recovered some of their preseason bounce and are making threatening gestures toward the Southern Association lead. The rebounding Cal Ermer men came from behind for the third straight time last night to trump New Orleans 7-6 and grab the run- 'nerup- spot " from the Pelicans. Both teams are only a game and a half behind pace-setting Birmingham. Chicks Win Memphis prevented Birmingham from stretching the lead by downing the Barons 7-4. Atlanta fell into fourth place by losing to Little Rock 3-2. Nashville made a return trip to the cellar via a 6-5 loss to Mobile. Chattanooga dropped nine of the first 14 games of record. In an amazing about-face, however, they have copped ID of 13 decisions without the aid of sizable reinforcements. Swift AH Way Kelly Jack Swift went all the way for the Chicks in their second straight win over Birmingham. Jim Williams, Mobile outfielder drove in the winning run for the, second game in a row for the Bears. After Nashville tied the score with a three-run cluster in the eighth, Williams singled through the pitcher's box to tally shortst6p Rudy Rufer with the game-winner. Rookie V i n c e Trakan, Little Rock's 19-year-old mound marvel, posted his f o u r th victory by squelching Atlanta. Bob Giggie, who absorbed his sixth loss, matched the phenom from Class D ball for seven frames but bowed when the Travs made two scratch singles good for the winning run. Polly Riley Draws Arkansan BIRMINGHAM (ff) — Defending Champion Polly Riley of Fort Worth drew underdog Mrs. Carl Robbins of Fort Smith, Ark., today in the first round of the Southern Wo- mens golf tournament. kicked off the bar on the way down. Gordien, 30, affiliated with the Los Angeles Athletic Club, is an amazing sports figure. Just shy of 6-7 in height and admitting to 230 pounds, this granddaddy of track and field athletes has shown that he is better now. without the incentive of regular competition, than he was in 1949 when he set a world mark of 186-11. Although a world record holder, five time AAU champion and eight times a member of the all-America track and field team, he never has won an Olympic title. "Every year after the Olympics I do very well," he grinned. Gordien declared that some weeks he is much more confident than others that he will achieve the 200-foot mark. He figures, he $s about ready for it. Shelton likewise is confident he can jump seven feet. '1 have been looking at the crossbar, at that-height and I sort of have the feeling that I can get over it," he said. The 20-year-old junior leaped 69% in Finland last year, was second in the National AAU meet to Walt Davis, formerly of Texas A & M. Davis, who holds the world mark of 6-11%, is not competing this year. Both Shelton and Gordien believe, now that Roger Bannister and Parry O'Brien have paved the way with their 3:55.4 mile and 60- 5Vi shotput ,that this is the magic year in track. Masked Man Unmasked As Welchs Win The masked wrestler, The Monster, was unmasked last night but fans who attended the weekly brawl at Memorial Auditorium are still not sure of his identity. Big Joe Welch jerked the black hood from the masked man's face in the second fall of last night's Texas Rules tag main event as he and his brother Jack Welch, went on to take a two out of three falls decision. But when asked for his identity, the masked man spit out a name that was a little hard for the fans to swallow. He identified himself as Jackie Fargo of Fargo, North Dakota. The Welch brothers' proved entirely to tough for The Monster and Walter Sirois. They took the first and third falls to claim the victory. The bout was one of the wildest staged here in many months. It was frequented with free for alls and the participants took good advantage of the anything goes Texas rules. Joe Welch won the first fall for his side by pinning The Monster in 12 minutes after a series of flying tackles. But the Welchs' lost the second round in spite of the fact that Joe unmasked The Monster. After jerking the mask from his face, Joe let-him up for a fraction of a second and The Monster took advantage of his lapse and grabbed him in a crab hold. Jack Welch got in his licks in the third fall when he pinned The Monster after eight minutes. In the preliminary bouts Jack Welch won over Sirois and The Monster beat Joe Welch. A treat worth repea YOU'LL ITS FINE QUALITY AND FAIR PRICE 6 YEARS OLD Kentucky Straight BOURBON STMIIMT lOMNN NKISKET • N PIIIF • ECM SHIM DISTILLING CO., LOUISVILLE RT.

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