The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 12, 1954
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WDDNEWHY, MAY If, 1984 PAGE Bright Future For Bob Turley Breechen Him As Star Vff HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — For a guy whose club is listed in the western division of the American League, Jimmy Dykes seemed surprisingly at home in New York. Manager Dykes of the Orioles, whether talking to friends, baseball writers or umpires, always has more than a few words to say on any subject. So, it came as something ki the way of a surprise when he turned over the chatter department to another when asked about Bob Turley. •'Turley's going to be great," answered the Little Round Man, "but I leave the pitching to Harry Brecheen here." With that, Dyckes played 'a fast game of musical chair with Brecheen, the old Cat of the Cardinals, who now spends his time showing the Baltimore staff the finer points of putting the ball across the plate with something on it and where the hitter likes ft least. "The boy has the fastest ball in baseball, a good curve that's getting better all the time and a nice change-up," the little southpaw of Broken Bow said from his new vantage point. Bi^, square-shouldered Turley— 8-2. 21*, 28 years old — won two of his first three this spring, struck out 32 in the full innings. This highly intelligent r i g^h t- :h a n d e r easily could be the new strikeout' king of h e majors. He struck out 13 Indians in the first 'seven innings, 14 in all, had a no- hittar with one , out in the ninth, K when Al Rosen singled and Larry Doby homered to hand him a heart breaking 2-1 defeat. He whiffed nine Senators. "Turley's going to be a lot better," Breechen noted. "He b.^ all the equipment, wants to learn. That's one of the real big things—learning those hitters. Get to know everything about them. Then you can keep them off balance all day or all night." Turley, a resident of Troy, 111., hard by St. Louis, returned from the service last season in time to appear in 10 games for the deadhead Browns. He lost six while win ning two, but his hard one, 61 strikeouts and a 3.30 earned-run average caught the eye in sorry surroundings. * « * Rtching ic the reason Baltimore still keeps its hopes up. despite a poor start. The other starters are Don Larsen, another extraordinary prospect, and Duane Pillette, Joe Coleman and Lou Kretlow. The lat- ter was edged by the White Sox, 3-2, and by the Athletics, 2-1, in 10. The Orioles' trouble has been an extreme shortage of base hits. "Turley will be one of the more colorful pitchers, a gate attraction," the soft- Ispoken Breechen pointed out. "That fast ball cuts the hitters (down right and left. They can't get around on it. Hops too much to be hit solidly. "Turley has so *( Jmuch stuff and is i j$ picking things up so rapidly by himself that I really don't have'much to help him on. I just make sure he has the same motion with every pitch. I watch to make sure he doesn't give away any delivery. You pick him up on a couple of little things. The little things make a fine pitcher like him great." * * * What constitute little things in the case of Bullet Bob Turley? "Sometimes he throws from too far outside, sort of three-quarter overhand," replied Professor Brecheen. "Maybe you find he loses a little off th« pitch when he does that. So you might tell him that throwin' straight overhand is better. "He reminds you of Robin Roberts, except he's faster." Jimmy Dyke* LITTLE ROCK (ff>—Help is on the way for the Little Rock Travelers, who have ben sliding steadily down the Southern Association ladder after a fast start. The Travs announced yesterday that they have re-purchased third baseman Dave Jaska from the Class AAA Buffalo Bisons. Little Rock sold Jaska to the Bisons after he hit .328 and made the Southern all-Star team last year, but he refused to report to his new club, Little Rock Business Manager Ray Winder said Jaska is expected to report here Sunday. TuiJej FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (£>) — The University of Arkansas has decided how it will vote at the Southwest Conference meeting this week end on the proposed admission of Texas Tech. But, the Northwest Arkansas Times added in a story yesterday, members of the University's Athletic Council won't disclose in advance whether the vote will be for or against the Border Conference school. Arkansas' vote will be cast at Waco by Dr. Delbert Swartz, the school's representative on the conference's Faculty Committee. Just Checking MERIDEN. Conn, (ff) — A trespasser, arrested for peeping into windows, told police he intended to move into the neighborhood his prospective neighbors were quiet, decent people. COLD COMPETITION—College golfers found *c going a Ettte rough when cold winds in the Chicago area called for storm coats. Watching Lou Wcodworth of Northwestern sink a putt during a Big Ten match at Wilmette, Bl., arc, left to right, the Wildcats' Howie Weyberg and Purdue's Wayne Etherton and Don Albert Northwestern won. 21-6. (NEA) Between You'n Me Carney Laslie Kids Boss Man; Mantle Sulks over His Blind Spot A chance letter (are you listening, Charlie Dressen?) kept red-hot rapper Rudy Regaldo from spending the summer in Indianapolis instead of Cleveland He wrote to the Tribe front office last winter asking to report early to the Tucson, Ariz., base instead of the minor league camp at Efaytona Beach, ia home. Regaldo confessed to us he's been chased by major league scouts since he was 14 years old . . and once played with the Yankee Juniors around Los Angeles. . . . Col. Earl Blaik of Army, after dining recently at the White House, eagerly took his football aides out on the West Point golf course and, with a patronizing air, waved, "You fellows tee off first. I've been consulting with 'that pro' in Washington and have this thing licked." . . So after watching the others slam 225-yarders down the fairway, the colonel teed up, jiggled his hips, waved his driver menacingly — and completely missed the ball. . . . Said line coach Carney Laslie, "That's what you get for' listening to that 'White House pro.' "... « ' * * After spring drills, Blaik rated quarterback Pete Vann "the second best passer I've had in 10 years, and I won't name the other one." . . . Could fce mean his own boy, Bobby? Only because Tucson is closer to his southern Californ- The chief rap against a famous defensive catcher is not his low batting average, .but the fact he never gets his sparsely spaced blows with men on base. . . . There's a growing suspicion that one of the greatest sluggers no longer can get around quickly enough on fast balls to pull them over fences. . . . * * * As much of a hindrance to Mickey Mantle's left-handed batting: as his bad knee is his blind spot across the letters. . . . on the subject. . A combustive and his sulkiness situation is developing on one of pro football's great teams over the whiplash tactics of one of the assistant coaches. ... And it's shown up in the threatened secession to Canadian football by one of the game's great offensive linemen. , . . Notre Dame Earl Blaik quarterback to halfback, to surpass Johnny Latner's All-America talents next fall. . . . • » • The reason the National AAU track meet was brought to St Louis this June was the persuasiveness of Bill Bangert, the erstwhile singing shotputted — persuasive in that he got Cardinal owner Gus Busch to put op $15,000 for the affair. . . . Ransom Jackson, hitting in the batosphere this spring, never was under .400 in college. and four years ago Frankie Frisch called him "another Rogers Hornsby.' The gabbiest infielder in baseball is Al Rosen. Publicitor Arthur (Red) Patterson's willing to lay even money the Yanks are in first by July 4. ... Branch Rickey's favorite reading matter (honest) is the dictionary. . .. expects Don Schaefer, moved fromj Tommy Henrich, who left a NY HISTORIC Overwhelming nationwide response greets the greatest name in bourbon in its 86 Proof, lighter, milder, lower-priced bottling — companion to world-famous Old Crow 100 Proof Bottled in Bond. NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGS! 86 PROOF Celebrated Old Ctow—lighter, milder and lowtr priced than tht 100 Proof Bottled in Bond BOTTLED IN BOND 1OO PROOF The mo* feiiow of bonded bombotM avifeMt m MMM* Or«**t Nam* fc Bourfom" * TNI OLD CROW DIITILLIRYCOMPAUT, FRANKFORT, KIHTICKT telecasting career to exec a Cincy brewery,, had. a .sure, cure .for slumps. . . . He'd relax at Eddie Condon's jazzorium in the Village by pounding the piano with the ensemble. . . . Why should golfers bpenly bet on themselves, as Art Wall did at the Las Vegas Open (and won $250 at 25-1), when it's verboten for ballplayers — foot, basket or base?. . . . More double chins prevail among golfers than any other athlete, except wrestlers. . . . Between you'n'me, Casey Stengel's double-talk is simply a series of points-of-order strung together. greatest shot put me in a it, yet. play-off which I lost. but. it still gixve m« the thrill of pulling off a big- one. It came on the last hole of the Los Angeles Open in 1951. played over the Riviera Country Club course. Tommy Bolt and Jackie Burke were the leaders as I went to the 18th hole. I needed to pick up a stroke to cntch them and it was the final round. The hole is a 440-yard, par 4 and is regarded as one of the finest finishing holes in golf. Trapped to the left and right and with a bank behind the green, it is a thorough test, of golf. My drive was down the middle and for my second shot, I selected a 3 wood, keeping in mind my need for that birdie if I was to gain i'or even a tie. I hit a real golf shot, laying the ball within a foot of the cup. There is nothing sweeter than salvaging defeat—if only for a time—and this shot made me feel like a new man. I knew how Lew Worsham felt when he holed out with his famous wedge shot at Chicago Tarn O'Shantex last year. I holed the putt for a birdie 3 and tied for the lead. The next day, I'm sad to report, I lost the play-off. Bolt took first money. But that big wood shot, stiU was in my mind and I haven't forgotten (Dutch Harrison will be among jrolfern trying to beat Ben* Hogun on National Golf Day, June 5, sponsored by the PGA and Life Magazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses. Next: Frank Slramthiui.) Irish Set Record NOTRE DAME, Ind. (/P) — Coach Johnny Jordon's Notre Dame basketball team set an Irish record last season with 22 victories in 25 games. Notre Dnme counts an 8361 victory over Holy Cross as the season's highlight. Young Feather After Perez BOSTON MP)—Harold Gome§, *n aspiring featherweight who has lost only one of 28 professional fights, today set his sights on * possible June television match with Lulu Perez, a top contender In his class. The 30 year old New England champion from Providence, R. I., may have clinched a date last night with the New Yorker by scoring s unanimous decision over veteran Billy Bossio of Pittsburgh and New York. Gomes weighed 124& and Bossio 127Va, in the 10-rounder at the arena. The Notre Dame football and basketball teams may get all the glory but the Irish fencing squad has been successful, too. This season the fencers won 12 and lost only one. 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