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Thursday, May 13, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKTER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 18, IfM Ex- Yankees Johnson, Burdette Shining Now By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The New York Yankees had some fresh ammunition today to use against the critics who have blasted them for hoarding talent during their pennant rampages of the past five seasons. Exhibits A and B are Lew Burdette and Don Johnson, a pair of 27-year-old right-hand ed pitchers who once toiled in Yankee livery. Burdette, now a front-line mem her of the Milwaukee mound staff mowed down the Brooklyn Dod gers on one hit yesterday for a 5-1 victory. Johnson gave up only two hits in pitching the Chicago White Sox to a 1-0 verdict over Boston. But a quick survey of the deals that sent these young men to their present employers strongly indicates the Yankees had no generous sfcare-the-wealth ideas. In fact, it's doubtful the New Yorkers had any notion these pitchers would stick in the majors, much less blossom into stars. For example, Johnson, who had been relegated to the minors after a 4-3 season with New York in 1847, was lumped together with Duan« Pillette (now with Baltimore), Jim Delsing (now with Detroit), George Stirnweiss and $50,000 in a 1950 deal with the St. Louis Browns that brought pitchers Joe Ostrowski and Tom Perrick and infielder Leo Thomas to the Yanfcs. In Sain Deal Burdette was recalled from the minors in 1951 and tossed in with *5Q,WQ in tee deal with the Braves tha-t sent Johnny Sain to New York. That trade looks better now, but at Hie time the experts figured the Yanks had come up with another "steal". . Bwdefcte held on and finally caught &•« last season in Milwaukee, winning 15 while losing five. Johnson was dealt to Wash- togton by the Browns in 1951 and r«le*e*d by the Senators in 1952. Lt«t season he had a 15-12 record »t Toronto in the International League and the White Sox grabbed him. T%is year he has .a 3-1 mark, inchiding another two-hit shutout K addition to yesterday's fine performance. Detroit held on to first place in fee A»«riean League by 27 percentage points by beating Wash- jfegton 4-8. The Yankees edged devefoikl 5-4. PMta on Top Philadelphia replaced Brooklyn *t the top of Use National League. •fee Phtts won over Chicago 5-4. Ifew York defeated Cincinnati 2-1 and St. Louis slugged Pittsburgh K-5. Lefty Ted Gray pitched his first complete game and scored his first victory for the Tigers this season as he scattered six Washington hite. Jim Busby reached him for a home run in the ninth. The Badians kayoed Eddie Lopat with a four-run uprising in the eighth but Johnny Sain came to the rescue and saved Lop at 1 s fifth straight triumph. The victory was the Yankees' second in a row over the Indians and deadlocked the two teams in third place, a game and a half behind Detroit. Two Singles Johnson gave up his two hits to Boston, both singles in the first two innings. His mound foe, young Tom Brewer, walked in the only run of • the g-ame when he issued passes to four of the first six batters in the opening inning. Brewer Moon Is Making Office Look Good PITTSBURGH (AP) — Whether the St. Louis Cardinals were just warming up or wearing themselves out for their series with the Brooklyn Dodgers remains to be seen but they worked over the Pittsburgh- Pirates for 21 hits and a 13-5 victory here yesterday. Wally Moon continued to back up the Redbird management's contention that youth can help the club, pounding out five hits in six trips to the plate. Equally potent at the plate was veteran Red Schoendienst who hit 4-for-4, including a double. Moon had the game's only home run in the first inning. St. Louis pitching, as has happened all too often this season, needed the barrage of Redbirds hits to stay out of trouble as the Pirates hit 14 times—four of them for extra bases. Besides his four-bagger Moon contributed three singles and a safe bunt, driving in four runs and scoring five times himself. Big: Inning The best Cardinal inning was the third with four runs. A walk to Del Rice and single by Starter Harvey Haddix set it up for Moon to drive in Rice with a single. Solly Hemus was hit by a pitch, then Schoendienst singled, scoring Haddix and Moon. After Stan Musial struck out. Ray Jablonski walked, filling the bases, and another walk to Tom Alston forced in the fourth tally. The performance brought Moon's batting average up to .363— 10 points behind Musial who had just one safety for the day. The Dodger series opens today at Brooklyn where last year the Red-birds couldn't win a game. Gerry Staley is due to open on the mound for the Cardinals. had a no-hitter until Johnny Groth got an infield single in the seventh. He gave up two more singles. The only hit off Burdette at Brooklyn was a home run by Gil Hodges in the fifth. Burdette kept the Dodgers pounding the ball into the dirt and first baseman Joe Adcock made 17 p u to u t s. Two Doagers walked, two struck out. Harry Perkow£kl of Cincinnati had a two-hit shutout working at the Polo Grounds until the ninth •when, with one out and one on. Bob Hofman unloaded his second pmch-hit homer of the season. The Phillies, who fumbled themselves into extra innings Tuesday night, made four more errors last night but Curt Simmons survived the handicap to post his fourth victory. The Cubs made it close when Bill Serena singled with the bases loaded for two runs in the ninth. SWC Looks Over Its Applications Texas Tech. Houston, Oklahoma Mentioned As New Members WACO, Tex. (S\ — The competitive part of the Southwest Conference spring meet opened today as golf and tennis players started after individual championships. The tracksters swing into action tomorrow. Major interest, however, hinges on what conference officials will do about the perennial question of expansion — whether Texas Tech, Oklahoma and the University "of Houston will be invited to become members. The faculty committee, governing body of the conference, opens its sessions tomorrow afternoon and will announce its decisions Saturday. University of Texas is submitting Texas Tech first, then Tech and Oklahoma together, while Baylor is expected to bring up University of Houston. Houston Optimistic Oklahoma and Texas Tech were voted upon last spring at Fort Worth and lacked the five votes necessary to get into the conference. University of Houston officials have expressed optimism that the Houston school will get in. Only Texas and Texas Christian have indicated how they will vote for Texas Tech. Athletic directors and football coaches will meet tonight and tomorrow morning will be joiner! by the business managers. These sessions will bring recommendations to the faculty committee in athletic matters. There were 5 golfers from the seven conference scohols in the tournament that opened today while there were 22 tennis players from six schools—Arkansas has no entries. William Cranston, captain of Yale's freshman tennis team last spring, is ranked fourth in the United States in junior singles. He's now on the Eli varsity. Sports Roundup — By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Once lightly around the sports beat; Bob Keegan, the streaking j Chicago White Sox right-hand- er who just wrapped up his fourth victory against a single defeat, had a reputation before this season of being one of the worst springtime pitchers in the business. His record last year was a very undaz- zling 7-5, and most of his wins came in a late-season spurt, long after the Sox were out of the American League race. Looks like Manager Paul Richards might have found that "difference" he was looking for by sticking with the Rochester product. Gene Conley, the Leaning Tower of Milwaukee, made a great impression in blanking Brooklyn 2-0 in his first local appearance. The experts were dubious about his control in the spring, predicting that smart major leaguers would wait him out, but the 6-foot-8 rookie was cutting the corners against the Dodgers and coming in boldly with his fast ball when a walk threatened. Sitting forlornly in the local office of the Amateur Athletic Union is a large and ornate silver trophy for which no home can be found. It was donated by Col. Hans Lagerloef of the Swedish-American Athletic Club in 1941 for presentation to the first American citizen to run a .four-minute mile. Only thing was, the colonel stipulated it had to be done within 10 years, which time has long since run out. Now they're just sitting around and looking at the blamed thing. There is disquieting news' from the Catskills, where Rocky Marciano is training for his coming defense against Ezzard Charles. They are trying to make a boxer out of the champion. His trainer, Charley Goldman, claims not to have been affected by the high mountain air when he says: "We have worked in secret to streamline him. We have trimmed the rough edges. He will not be the awkward, missing fighter he's been in previous fights. He will do the same things with class and precision." Wanna bet ? WE BUY COTTON LOAN EQUITIES A.R.WETENKAMP 119 So. Second St Arkansas SLAUGHTER THE YANKEE REGULAR—After 13 seasons with the Cardinals, with three years daughter took his place as a regular in the Yankees' outfield and batting order. The catcher was Sox with Ed Runge calling balls and strikes. (NEA) .. out for military service. Enos Sherman Lollar of the White NCAA Will Change Its 'World Series' KANSAS CITY (AP) — The National Collegiate Athletic Association came out today with a new baseball plan changing the structrue of its "college world series.' 1 It said the plan, which goes into effect this year, will: 1. Permit more teams to compete for the national baseball championship. 2. Provide a better opportunity to qualify the strongest teams. 3. Stimulate interest in conference and tournament play. Under the old system, eight taems — each representing an NCAA district Competed in a tournament for the national title. Here is the new setup: There will be a field of 26 to 30 teams—13 of which will qualify automatically as conference champions. The remaining 13 to 17 will be selected as teams-at-large. A 32-team bracket structure will be set up, with some teams getting byes. Eight Sites First-round and second-round games will be played .at eight different playoff sites. The playoff winners then will compete in a double - elimination finals at Omaha, Neb., June 10-14, for the national championship. The Big Seven, the host conference this year, is scheduled to receive a bye to the finals. The Big Seven, Missouri Valley and Southwest conference champions .are among those who will automatically qualify for the tourney field. This is how these conferences stack up at present: Oklahoma, the 1951 national champion leads the Big Seven Con- erence with a 5-0 record at present. Oklahoma A & M and St. ouis play for the Missouri Valley Conference title this weekend. Texas has already won the Southwest Conference crown. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Avila. Cleveland, .370, Tuttle, Detroit, .368; Rosen. Cleve- .and. .341; Boone. Detroit, .333; Busby, Washington, .322. Runs batted in — Rosen Cleveland, 24; Minoso, Chicago, 21; Siegers, Washington, 18: Fain, Chicago, 17; Dropo, Detroit, 16. Home Runs — Berra. New York and Sievers, Washington, 5; Jen_,en, Boston. Minoso, Chicago, Westlake and Philley, Cleveland, Boone. Detroit and Vernon, Wash- ,ngton, 4. Stolen Bases — Jensen. Boston and Kaline. Detroit, 3; nine play- :rs tied with 2. Pitching — Gromek, Detroit and Lopat. New York, 5-0. 1.000; Lemon, Cleveland, 4-0. 1.000 ;Garver, Detroit, 3-0, 1.000; five pitchers ied with 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore and Pierce, Chicago, 42 ; Garcia, Cleveland, 26; Trucks, Chicago, 24; _ romek and Hoeft, Detroit and Reynolds, New York. 21. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Musial, St. Louis, 376; Mueller, New York. .368; Snider, Brooklyn. 367; Moon, St. j jouis, .364; Sauer. Chicago. .359. ; Runs batted in — Musial, St. jouis, 28; Bell and Kluszewski. Cincinnati and Jablonski, St. Louis !5; Sauer, Chicago and Ennis, Philadelphia, 24. Home runs — Sauer, Chicago, ! 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Chattanooga's Dick Hyde, .another rookie in the Class AA league, kept th£ torrid Lookouts on the victory trail by hurling a three- hitter in a 6-0 contest with Little Rock. New Orleans went along with veteran Bob Schultz as the Pels outlasted Atlanta 11-7. The scheduled game between Memphis and Nashville was postponed by rain. Hyde's victory over Little Rock gave Chattanooga a four-game winning streak and a 8-1 mark in the Lookouts' last nine contests. The bespectacled righthander has been the surprise of the Chattanooga mound staff. He has won three and lost none. In 30 innings Hyde has allowed only six runs and 16 hits. Last night's game was his second three-hitter of the campaign. Chattanooga, in seventh place two weeks ago, is in second today, two games behind Birmingham and eight percentage points ahead of New Orleans. Starter Ted Kapuscinski, first of three Little Rock pitchers, was charged with the loss. St. Louis, 10; Hodges, Brooklyn, 7; Jackson. Chicago, Mathews, Milwaukee, Mays, New York and Ennis, Philadelphia, 6. Stolen bases — Burton. Milwaukee, 5; Robinson, Brooklyn and Temple. Cincinnati, 4; Fondy, Chicago, Harmon, Cincinnati and Jablonski, St. Louis, 3. Pitching — Podres, Brooklyn and Raschi. St. Louis, 3-0, 1.000; Nux- hall, Cincinnati, Grissom. New York and Presko, St. Louis, 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — Haddix, St. Louis, 35: Spahn, Milwaukee. 32; Maglie, New York. 30; Antonelli, New York, 29; Roberts and Simmons, Philadelphia, 28. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Philadelphia 13 9 .591 — Brooklyn 13 10 .565 V 2 St. Louis 13 11 .542 1 New York 13 11 .542 1 Cincinnati 14 12 .538 1 Milwaukee 11 11 .500 2 Chicago 911 .450 3 Pittsburgh 7 18 .280 1V 2 Today's Games St. Louis at Brooklyn. Chicago at New York. Cincinnati at Philadelphia (N). Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (N). Wednesday's Results Milwaukee 5, Brooklyn 1 New York 2, Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 13, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 5, Chicago 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Detroit ........... 12 6 .667 Chicago .......... 16 9 .640 Cleveland ........ 13 10 .565 New York ........ 13 10 .565 Philadelphia ..... 9 13 ,409 Baltimore ........ 8 12 .400 Washington ....... 8 13 .381 Boston ........... 511 .313 Today's Games New York at Detroit (N). Philadelphia at Chicago. Washington at Cleveland. Boston at Baltimore (N). Wednesday's Results New York 5, Cleveland 4 Detroit 4, Washington 2 Chicago 1, Boston' 0 GB l'/2 1 5 5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham ..20 12 .625 — Chattanooga ..16 12 .571 2 New Orleans .. 18 14 .563 2 Atlanta 15 15 .500 4 Memphis 14 17 .452 5'/ 2 Little Rock .. 12 15 .444 5Y 2 Mobile 14 18 .438 6 Nashville 10 16 .385 7 Wednesday's Results Chattanooga 6 .Little Rock 0 New Orleans 11, Atlanta 7 Birmingham 6, Mobile 1 Memphis at Nashville, postponed rain. Today's Games Little Rock at Chattanooga Birmingham at Mobile Memphis at Nashville Atlanta at New Orleans MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 7, Columbus 4 St. Paul 8, Louisville 3 Kansas City 7, Charleston 1 Toledo 6. Minneapolis 4 Texas League Oklahoma City 1-2, Tulsa 0-6 (both games 10 innings) Beaumont 4, Houston 1 Other games postponed. Western League Lincoln 4, Colorado Springs 3 Denver 14, Des Moines 3 Omaha 10, Pueblo 2 Sioux City 2, Wichita 0 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Greenville 8 2 .800 — El Dorado 7 5 .583 2 Monroe 6 5 .545 2 ! /2 Meridian 5 7 .417 4 Pine Bluff 4 6 .400 4 IMPORTANT FARMERS The Quickest Surest and Cheapest Seed To Replant Is SINKERS' Acid Delinted Cottonseed Distributed Wholesale By LK. ASHCRAFT CO Railroad & Cherry Phone 3-4493 Spa May Get Chicago Group Ready With $550,000 HOT SPRINGS. Ark. UB—A Chicago group is said ready to spend $550,000 to establish a dbg racing track here. Milton Monroe of Chicago, who said he represented three other, unidentified Chicago men, outlined the proposal to the Board of Directors of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce last night. He said his group is considering two sites near Hot Springs for construction of a track and hopes to conduct annual 60-day meetings. Dog racing and pari-mutuel betting on dog races are legal in Arkansas, but no dog track has been operated in the state since one at West Memphis folded in 1941. Hot Springs is the site of Arkansas' only horse racing track, Oaklawn Park. Monroe appeared before the Chamber of Commerce directors at his own request. Just a^5 the basketball season ended, Jim McDermott switched his attention, to baseball. He coaches both sports at lona College, New Rochelle, N. Y. Cleveland's Al Rosen, who led the American League in 1953 with 43 home runs, hit 25 in the Indians' home park. Hot Springs 2 7 .222 5>/ 2 Wednesday's Results Meridian 15, El Dorado 14 Monroe at Pine Bluff, doubleheader, postponed, rain. Greenville at Hot .Springs, doubleheader, postponed, rain. Today's Games El Dorado at Monroe Pine Bluff at Hot Springs Greenville at Meridian Coley Wallace Faces Long Trip Heavy Unimpressivt In Sluggish Win Over Bill Gilliam WASHINGTON (R— Coley Wallace, .who has ambitions in boxing's heavyweight division, learned last night he has a long road to travel before he can rate a shot at Rocky Marciano's title. Wallace learned his lesson the hard way, in a split decision win over Bill Gilliam in a nationally televised bout. Bearing little resemblance to the Joe Louis he portrayed in the movies, Wallace seemed completely bewildered by his light- punching opponent. In only two rounds did he manage to rough Gilliam up. Boos Ring- Out * The crowd didn't think much of the 10-round bout, letting fly with boos from the sixth round on. No one was knocked down and the only blood that showed was from Gilliam's nose. Wallace, whose most recent fight ended in a knockout loss to Ezzard Charles, weighed in at 209. Gilliam was 210 J /2 for the fight witnessed by 618 fans who paid $1,101. Referee Harry Volkman gave Wallace a perfect score of 100, with Gilliam gaining only 88. Judge Julian Whitestone gave Wallace the verdict, 97-93. Judge Harry Dwyer saw it for Gilliam, 96-94. The Associated Press score card had Wallace ahead, 97-96. The fight was scored on the 10- point must system in which the winner of a round gets 10 points and the loser scales down from there. An even round is scored 10-10. Commercial Loop Gets Started Monday Play in the Y's Commercial Softball League is slated to get underway Monday when Southwestern Bell takes on the Courier News at Little Park. The league represents a combination of Bay Window and Commercial league players, there not being enough interest to warrant two leagues this year. Tuesday. Montgomery Ward is to take on Billy Meharg's as yet un- sponsored crew. On May 24, Meharg takes on GMAC and on Ma£ 25 the Courier faces Wards. A complete schedule is to be released as soon as the league makeup is definitely established. It is hoped one or two more teams will be entered. The trainer Bill Winfrey-owner A. G. Vanderbilt combination scored four times in stakes races at Jamaica last spring. Their Native Dancer won the big one—the Wood Memorial. Everybody's calling for it! AMERICA'S TOP SELLING STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURDON WHISKY • 86 PROOF EARLY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY . LOUISVILLE 1; KENTUCKY Attention Farmers We Are Authorized Dealers For - FUNK'S G-HYBRID SEED CORN See the New 4-Row Power Lift / Burch Rotary Hoe Before You Buy Byrum Imp. Co. 114-118 E. Main Phone 3-4404

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