The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1954 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 12, 1954
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER N-fiWg WEDNESDAY, MAY II, W4 Grimm Knows Secret: How to Win at Ebbets By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer M times get tough. Charlie Grimm may be able to sell his secrets on how to win in Eb- fcets Field. The Brooklyn Dodger ball park, graveyard of many pennant hopes last season, prov- *d surprisingly friendly territory to Grimm's Milwaukee Braves. They won six of 11 games there. No other visting team won more than three. The St. Louis Cardinals didn't win any. Now the 1954 edition of the Milwaukee wonders are trying to do the job even better. Rookie Scores They invaded Brooklyn last night lor tfce first time this season and •walked off with a 2-0 triumph. The pitching chores were handled superbly ~ fay Gene Conley, a king- sized rookie right-hander. In striking out seven while walking nobody, the 6-foot-8 side-ar mspecial- ist pinned the first shutout on* the Dodgers since June 11 last year, when another rookie, Allan Worthington of- the New York Giants, turned the trick. The Braves won even though they lost one of the most prolonged arguments of the season. A seventh - inning drive by Eddie Mathews bounced off a railing atop the center field fence and fell back on the field. Rhubarb Umpire Bill Engelin ruled it a double since Mathews got only as far as secondbefore the Dodgers tried to make a play on him. Umpire Bill Summers called it a home run and waved Mathews in. The Dodgers screamed. The four umpires huddled. The Braves screamed. But in the end Mathews was sent back to second. Despite ttie ruling, the drive scored Danny O'Connell from first base with Milwaukee's second run. The first came on < Joe Adcock's home run. Elsewhere in the National league the New York Giants defeated Cincinnati 5-4 and Philadelphia, edged Chicago 8-7 in 10 innings. The St. Louis-Pirates game at Pittsburgh was rained out. In the American League Jee Coleinan of the Baltimore Orioles allowed his former Philadelphia teammates only two hits, both singles, as the Orioles beat the Ath- tetics 2-0. New York defeated Cleveland 5-3, Chicago shaded Boston 2-1 and Washington beat Detroit 5-3. Eight Clubs Now Within Legal Limit NEW YORK (AP) — Four clubs in each league won't have to worry about paring players off their rosters tonight when the majors must trim their squads down to the 25 player limit, plus returned servicemen. Arkansas Ousted In Golf Event BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (/P) — Mrs. Carle Robbins of Fort Smith. Ark., was ousted from the Women's Southern Golf Tournament in the first round yesterday. Defending Champion Polly Riley of Port Worth, Tex., beat her, 8 and 6. The New York Giants, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Redlegs and Chicago Cubs in the National League and the Washington Senators, Philadelphia A's. Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox in the American League all are within the player limit. Sox Have 29 The Red Sox actually are c airy- ing the most players—28—and will be able to carry 30 because pitchers Tom Brewer, Frank Sullivan and Leo Kiely along with outfielders Ted Williams and Karl Olson are on the returned servicemen's list. The two defending champions, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, each have to shave their rosters. The Yanks must eliminate two players. They'll probably be outfielder Bob Cerv and Pitcher Art Shallock. The Brooks must pare one. He could be outfielder Sandy Amoros or pitcher Joe Black. Cards One Over The Baltimore Orioles must drop four. Manager Jimmy Dykes declines to give any indication of the unlucky players but the best guess is that they will come from among pitchers Mike Blyska, Vern Bick- 'ford. and Jehosie Heard; outfielder Jim Fridley and catcher Darrell Johnson. The Pittsburgh Pirates must cut four, the Philadelphia Phillies one and the St. Louis Cardinals 1 in the National League, while in the American, the Cleveland Indians must pare six and the Detroit Tigers 3. Griffin Signs With LA Rams LOS ANGELES (iF)— Bob Griffin, former University of Arkansas lineman, has signed a 1954 contract with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. Griffin, a Razorback star in 195051-52, joined the Rams late last season after he was released from the Marine Corps. The Chesapeake Stakes, now run at Laurel, formerly was held at Havre de Grace. Heavyweights In TV Tangle Wallace, Gilliam Are Ranked Sixth, Eighth WASHINGTON W—Tonight's nationally televised fight matches a pair of better than average heavyweights. Coley Wallace of New York and Bill Gilliam of Newark N. J. Wallace is ranked 6th among the big boys. Gilliam is 10th. The 10-round fight will be televised (8 p.m. CST). Both Wallace and Gilljam are •hoping for a chance at Rocky Marciano's world title and the winner of tonight's bout figures to get into the scramble, should Marciano successfully defend his crown against Ezzard Charles. Beat Marciano | Wallace is the only boxer ever to defeat Marciano. He won a close decision in 1948 when both were amateurs. Now 25, Wallace's most recent claim to fame was his motion picture appearance portraying Joe Louis in the film version of the Brown Bomber's career. In his last outing. Wallace was given a lesson by Charles and wound up a knockout loser. In fact. Wallace has been kayoed in all three of his defeats. The other two were scored by Elkins Brothers in 1951 and by Jimmy Bivins in 1952. Wallace has won 19 . Gilliam. 29, has won 26, lost 16 and drawn twice. His biggest victory was scored over Cuba's Nino Valdes. one of the leading challengers for the heavyweight title. ELDER STATESMEN—Another old pro, Marv Grissom, left, 36, has taken his place alongside Sal Maglie, 37. the Giants' pitching leader. (NEA) Tebbetts Maintains His Pitching Staff Is Among Loops Toughest NEW YORK (AP) — Birdie Tebbetts doesn't subscribe to the theory that his Cincinnati Redlegs are a team of raw-boned muscle-men and humpty-dumpty hurlers. The Rookie Redleg manager conceded today that power hitting has been the main factor in the club's fast getaway but he insisted the pitching was vastly underrated. Sports Roundup— By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian football, the infant terrible of the sports world, has contented itself up to now to filching some of this country's brighest stars from the latter body, which felt it had a sort of divine right to the products of our college foundries. By the time the first college coast-to-coaster comes around, Now our buddies from beyond the border are preparing to move in on the colleges themselves, with an assist from the National Broadcasting Co. The next yelp of pain you hear will come from • the NCAA. On 13 Saturdays next fall the country's television sets will be jumping with Canada's own lively version of the game. "Well Done" Tom Gallery, NBC's sports in fighter, has just returned from the north country armed with a con ABC. Since yet another well-known televising firm, Du Mont, holds all rights to National League games, this appeared to have sawed the limb off behind Tom. Actually it only served to rouse the former West Coast promoter, and now look. Month Early Starting on Aug. 28, a month before his rivals can swing into action. Gallery will start screen^ ing games of the Canadian ''Big wart and wearing'! grim "smile" ^•"-Montreal Ottawa. Toronto w ra nr. 1-4 *a rvt ilr/\»> T'Viir' rim T >«nc* rr\ nriTTC* Over his office door they had hung a floral greeting which said, "Well done. Tom!" It might have added, '•That's showing the so-and-sos." The college group, it perhaps should be explained, took its "Game of the Week" away from Gallery's stable at its meeting on April 23 and awarded it to the rival anci Hamilton. This figures to give the country's fans a good chance to learn and become attracted to Canadian 12-man football before there is a rival in the field. Gallery feels he'll have his audience nailed down, with not a channel-switcher in a roomful. He and his associates, including Lindsey Nelson, who will be exported to explain and describe the game to the American audience, are convinced that the speed of the Canadian game (no time-outs) will have a big appeal. Additionally, each of the Canadian teams carries up to 10 former college or professional stars from this country. It seems reasonable that many thousands of fans will be anxious to see their heroes in action again. WE REPAIR • Hydraulic Jacks • Air Compressors • Battery Chargers • Starters • Generators • Grease Guns AH Work Guaranteed JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Engine Rtbuilden MytKeville, Ark. Ph. 2-2007 S-T-R-E-T-C-H SOX • All Nylon • Fit Any Foot • Solid Color Pastel Shades Reg. $1.00 Value Thurs. - Fri. And Saturday Only 2 pairs "Our pitching is a lot better than many people think it is," Tebbetts said. "Sure, we don't have a Roberts, or a Simmons, or a Newcombe or an Erskine. It would be nice if we had a pitcher of that caliber. "Pretty Fair" "But we've got a pretty fair overall staff. We've got 11 good pitchers How many clubs in this league can say the same? I'd say we're better off in pitching than most clubs in the league. "Take the Cardinals. They've got three fine pitchers in Haddix, Raschi and Staley. What have they got after that? Nothing. The Giants have Maglie, Antonelli and Gomez .that's all. That's why you saw Hoyt Wilheim in there nearly every day last year." « tittle Three Tibbetts named southpaws Fred Baczewski, Harry Perkowski and rookie Righthander Corky Valentine as his big three. Veteran right- handers Bud Podbielan and Howie Judson currently round out the Red- legs' starting five but Birdie is just about prepared to displace the latter with Herman Wehmeier, another righthander. He plans to give left- handers Kenny Raffensberger and Joe Nuxhr.ll spot assignments along with Art Flowers, a 30 - year - old freshman righthander. Despite yesterday's 5-4 loss to the Giants, Tibbetts was convinced the Reds would prove the surprise club in the senior circuit. He declined to say where Ire thought the Redlegs would finish but he predicted they would give the contenders a battle all the way. Baseball Standing Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spokane — Henry Davis, 136 3 4. Los Angeles, outpointed Bobby Woods, 134!4, Spokane. 10. Kansas City — Bobby Bickle. 142, Topeka, stopped Martin (Kid) Ware, 139. Omaha. 2. Miami Beach. Fla.—Bob Satter field, 181 T 2. Chicago, knocked out Julio Mederos, 197, Havana, 2. XHE ASSOCIATED PRESS JSATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 13 9 .591 — Philadelphia 12 9 .571 \. z Cincinnati 1411 .560 \ 2 St. Louis 12 11 .522 1V 2 New York 1211 .5221 Milwaukee 10 11 .476 2V 2 Chicago 910 .474 2 \-' 2 Pittsburgh 7 17 .292 7 Today's Games St. Louis at Pittsburgh. Chicago at Philadelphia (N). Cincinnati at New York. Milwaukee at Brooklyn. Tuesday's Results New York 5, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 2, Brooklyn 0 Philadelphia B, Chicago 7 (10 innings) St. Louis at Pittsburgh, postponed, rain AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Detroit 11 6 .647 — Chicago 15 9 .625 — Cleveland 13 9 .591 \ 2 New York 12 10 .545 V/ x Philadelphia 9 13 .409 4'- 2 Baltimore 812 .400 4' 2 Washington 8 12 .400 4 Boston 5 10 .333 5 Today's Games Boston at Chicago. Washington at Detroit. New York at Cleveland. Tuesday's Results Washington 5 Detroit 3 Baltimore 2 Philadelphia 0 1 New York 5, Cleveland 3 Chicago 2 Boston 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W 19 15 17 L 12 12 14 14 14 17 17 16 Pet- .613 .556 .548 .517 .462 .452 .452 -.385 Birmingham Chattanooga New Orleans Atlanta 15 Little Rock .. 12 Mobile 14 Memphis 14 Nashville 10 Tuesday's Results Little Rock 4, Atlanta 3 Birmingham 8, Mobile 3 Memphis 9, Nashville 2 (Only games scheduled) Today's Games Little Rock at' Chattanooga Birmingham at Mobile Memphis at Nashville Atlanta at New Orleans GB 2 2 3 4'/2 5 5 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 4 Kansas City 1 Indianapolis 3 Columbus 1 Minneapolis 9 Toledo 7 Louisville 3, St. Paul 2 (14 innings) Texas League Houston 5 Beaumont 0 Shreveport 5 San Antonio 4 Western League Denver 5 Des Moines 3 (11 nings) Omaha 4 Pueblo 3 (10 innings) Colorado Springs 13 Lincoln Sioux City 7 Wichita 6 COTTON STATES LEAGUE 8 .800 .636 .545 .400 .364 .222 5V: Greenville . El Dorado 1 4 } Monroe 6 5 Pine Bluff .... 4 6 Meridian 4 7 Hot Springs ... 2 7 Tuesday's Results El Dorado 1, Meridian 0 (10 inings) Greenville at Hot Springs, postponed, rain .Monroe at Pine Bluff, postponed, rain Today's Games Greenville at Hot Springs (2) Monroe at Pine Bluff (2) El Dorado at Meridian Proclamation ncient e. ^ the time-hottorc3 bourboiL is privileged" to offer you L its unchanging luxury at an ^ r p " EXCITING NEW PRICE &=£ ^ 1-v *$& "<Vsw ^ mm mm.. *W ' $*% Ask for - HJI"- foruncJlin 8 in «" DouWc A " tlxor T- < •> ' Jr *}34 pint 1 *^^2^ ?. i «c«*'•£;;££ _ 1 1/2 pi. STRAIGHT KENTUCKY 80UR6ON 84 MOOF. * Y6A«$ OtD ANCIENT AGE OISTUUNG CO., NANKFOtT. KY. Bannister Slated For Spot on TV He's Scheduled to Appear On I've Got Secret' Show NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Bannister, Great Britain'1 miracle milej, arrived in New York today for a series of television appearances, but didn't bring his track shoes. "No running this time," the bushy-haired medical student said as he disembarked from a trans-atlantic plane at 6:25 a. m., CST. *— The young man who broke the four minute mile brarier with a 3> 59.4 performance at Oxford last week received VTP treatment. He found himself confronted with a possible rhubarb over amateur status. Warning: Insured Scheduled to appear on a Columbia Broadcasting System panel program, "I've Got A Secret," the Briton, in following the format, would receive compensation. Dan Berris, secretary-treasurer of the Amateur Athletic Union, warned that if the Briton accepted money, even if he gave it to charity as he has announced he will do, he would still be subject to charges of profession alism. Ferris said he himself had no jurisdiction on the case but planned a meeting with Bannister later in the day to show him how to avoid a possible uncomfortable situation. Good Will Trip Bannister is here at the instigation of the British Foreign Office as a good •will ambassador of sports and reportedly has the approval of the British Amateur Athletic Association, He will return Friday. "We thought it a good idea and a good publicity undertaking," said a Foreign Office spokesman. "We will talk on how he ran the 3.5&4 mile." While he won't do any running here this time, it is certain that virtually every promoter of major outdoor track meets will be on his trail. In London, his mother ruled out any running. "Roger left without his running kit," she said. "He is not taking part in any races at the special request of the Foreign Office. He already has turned down commercial radio and television offers from the United States." Bannister next hopes to break Mai Whitfield's world half-mile record of 1:48.6 in a meet in London on May 20. Series Jinx Has Mobile Worried Manila Gives Cage Letters MANILA — Twenty Manila High School students have received basketball letters and jackets for the 1953-54 season, Coach Wayne Taylor has announced. Three Year lettermen are Ralph Wagner, Joe Dean Pierce, Larry Horner and Turdene Caery. Mavis Skelton, Mary Ethel Bollinger and Betty Jo Morgan were the two-year lettermen-men. Receiving first year letters were Ruth Patton, Betty Hampton. Janice Vassar, Bonnie Hodges, Tommy Hatcher. Harold Gordon. Dean Wagner. D. M. Vance. Harvey Braden. Shirley Wells. Milly Johnston. Kenny Isaacs and Patsy Jo Gibson. Can Yankee Mastery Extend All the Way Down on the Farm? By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn Dodger farmhands at Mobile had good reason to wondef today if that New York Yankee jinx, so effective at World Series time, is powerful enough to extend into the Southern Association. • The Bears carried a three-game winning streak and first-division ambitions to Birmingham last night for their fifth meeting with the Yank hopefuls. And for the fifth straight time they were beaten. Power Pays from kids who were in Class A and B baseball a year ago, subdued the Bruins 8-3 and stretched Birmingham's league lead to two full games over idle Chattanooga and New Orleans. The loss dropped Mobile into a sixth-place tie with Memphis, winner of a 9-2 argument with cellar-dwelling Nashville. Atlanta lost its second straight one-run decision to Little Rock 4-3. Nashville rookie Joe Stupak was chased in the seventh inning, creaking up a good pitchers battle between the Vol lefthander and Dick Duffy. Pels Single Stupak and the Vols were ahead 2-1 when Memphis batted around in the seventh for four runs and added four more in the ninth off Dick Libby and Jim Suchocki. Little Rock settled for singles la squeezing past Atlanta. The Crackers scored all of their runs ott homers. Pete Whisenant followed Billy Porter's double with a circuit wallop in the first. Porter homered in the third. Except for those two bad pitches, veteran Milo Johnson had the Crackers well in hand until a ninth- inning menace in the form of pinch-singles by Paul Rambone and Jim Solt brought John Weiss to the rescue. The fireman induced Porter to force Solt for the last out. A single, followed by a passed ball, an infield out and a wild pitch brought the first Trav run. Singles by R. C. Otey, Dolph Regelsky and John Baumgartner brought two more in the third. Little Rock plated the winning run in the eighth when Russ Sullivan and Ralph Atkins wrapped singles around an infield out. 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