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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (AKIU COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY,- AUGUST 19,. 19* Yankees Drop Game To Washington, 10-9 tj BEN FHLEGAR AP Sporta Writer If winning a game already given up for lost was (he spark that ignited the New York Yankees' pennant drive, will losing a game that looked like a sure victory he enough to pu the fire? It's tough to pick one game as Ihe starting point of a surge toward the flag. But you can make a pretty good case for the Yankees' July 25 encounter in Detroit. That was the day Ihe Yank lought back from a 10-1 deficit t win 15-11 with four runs in the 12t) inning:. They went on to capture 17 o their next 23 games, doubling the! first-place margin over Chicago from 4i' 2 to 9 lengths. Then came last night. The Whiti Sox took a couple of squeakers from the St. Louis Browns 3-2 anc 2-1. The Yankees, using rookie Bil Miller, toyed with Washington and led 8-1 after six innings. Tie* Up Clyde Vollmer and Mickey Vernon homered in the eighth and whe Ert Fitz Gerald opened the Washington ninth with a single, cagey Casey Stengel figured it was time to bring on Allie Reynolds. Before Case could get back to the top step of the, dugout Rey- jiolds had given up four tallies and the tieing run was on third base. Stengel frantically waved in Tom Gorman, who gave up a walk and a single to Vollmer that tied the score. Then Stengel switched to Johnny Sain. Jim Busby greeted him with a triple good for two more runs, the damage totaled seven runs. The Sain eventually retired the side but final score was 10-8 Washington. The night's activity brought the White Sox within 7'/ 2 games of the lead. Other Games In other American League action, Boston defeated Philadelphia 2-1 and Detroit edged Cleveland 32. In the National, Brooklyn outlasted New York 4-3 in 13 innings, Philadelphia nipped Pittsburgh 1-0. St. Louis thumped Chicago 5-1 and Milwaukee thumped Cincinnati 82. The Dodger triumph extended their winning streak to 11 games, longest of the year in the National League. It featured brilliant relief pitching by both clubs with Jim Hughes and Clem Labine holding a two-run homer. Sandy Consuegra Paige and young Bob Turley in and Harry Dorish edged Satch the nightcap. Spartans Undecided On Platoon System By WILL GlilMSLEV EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) —- All college football teams should have the problems of Michigan State, the defend the Giants hitless over the last eight innings. Larry Jansen struck out 11 men in eight Innings of relief for the Giants. Ixmr Game The loser was Jim Hearn, who took over in the 12th when Jansen developed a blister. A double, bunt and an Intentional walk loaded the bases in the 13th. Roy Campa nella struck out by Gil Hodges poled a Ily ball deep enough into right field to allow the winning run to score after the catch. Robin Roberts, the majors' only 20 game winner, came on in relief to save Steve Eidzlk's shutout over Pittsburgh after Ridzlk twisted his ankle in the seventh inning. Eddie Mathews hit his 3«th home run in Milwaukee's triumph that left the Braves 8'/ 2 games behind the Dodgers. In the White Sox' first victory over the Browns Virgil Trucks struck out 12 men, high for the season in the American League for a nine-inning game. Bob Boyd hit ing national champion. The Spartans are undecided* • whether they'll continue to play the ilatoon system—using crack offensive and defensive units as such or go in for the shock troop strategy ,of playing balanced teams. ""We haven't decided yet what we'll do," said line coach Hugh Duffy) Daugherty, formerly of iyracuse. "We may find it's better to go ahead and use the best possible iffensive team and take a chance vhen we lose the ball and go on lefense. Or we may try to pick tut our best 11 players who can ;o both ways and use them and len pick out our second best II or relief and so forth. "Any way you figure it you're oing to have to make some sacrice: I! your offensive unit is going he ball. But If you lose it, boom, ood you can figure on controlling the bull may be back up in your end of the field before you know it." Situation Critical Daughterly was acting as Michigan State spokesman In an informal round-the-table discussion at the Spartan fleldhouse. The Michigan State situation is so critical the head coach, Biggie Munn, left town for a week's fishing. The powerful Spartans will have a squad of 64 men, give and take a little, reporting for fall rehearsals next month. They're the pick to repeat as the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll. But the Spartan staff is dead sot against the new restricted substi tution rule. "It's not going to help anybody," said backfleld coach Steve Scbo, a Michigan State grnd." They're predicting the new rule will help the little teams. Actually it's going to help the bigger squad, like us. "And we're going to have to have more players because the two-xvay requirements are going to he so rigid it'll take more men from which to pick what you need." Cardinals Win Over Chicago Last Night 5-1 Must Take 26 Of 40 Games, If Cards Are fo Match Record The king snake Is the conqueror of almost any poisonous stmkp. He is immune to the venom of rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins. For this reason it is illegal In many sections of the U. S. for hunters to kill a king snake. Sports Roundup — Rocky in Hard Training By GAYLE TALBOT GROSSINGER, N. Y. (AP) — Driven by a determination to become recognized as a great heavyweight champion before he is through, Rocky Marciano is drivling perhaps even harder for his coming defense against Roland LaStarza than he did when he was a challenger. The axiom that a fighter will iet down to some extent once he has the golden bauble in his grasp is positively not for him, says the Brockton Belter. "What I want to do now is not Just beat LaStarza." he says seriously. "I want to beat the next eight men and establish myself as the best so everybody will know it. The last knockout over Joe Walcott wasn't very satisfactory as far as I Was concerned. I suppose you could say I have pride in my fighting ability. There's no danger that I'll suffer a letdown in this one." Expecls Good Fight Rocky nas a, great deal of respect for La Starza and he expects the boy from the Bronx to give him a very hard fight on the night of Sept. 24 but he is deeply confident that he still will be the champion when it ends, either by A knockout or a decision. "I remember from our other fight that he's hard to hit," he conceded readily. "I can't remember that I ever caught him real solidly, even though I had him down. He doesn't have too much footwork, but he moves around a lot from the waist up. However, J think I've learned a lot about how to hit a man in the 3>A years (Since we fought. "I see that Roland thought he had me hurt toward the end of our other fight. Maybe he did think BO, but I honestly can't recall that I felt any of his punches very much. In fact, that's been may main recollection. It was close, sure, but after all they gave me the verdict. "I had no preference at all whether I should fight him or Ezzard Charles. Al (Manager Al Weill) nnver asked me what I thought. Whoever figured to draw the most money suited me. and ^i' P tjc ilin that was in Al's department. I'll ! i vl .rsjtv be happy to give Charles the next I SK ^ on ' chance if that's the way it works : round nf By TIIIC ASSOCIATED I'RKSS .If the St. Louis Cardinals ,ire to match their 1!)52 record this season, they'll have to win 20 of their last 40 Barnes. At the end of last season, the Redbirds had won 88, lost 66 nnd finished third for the second straight year. To date they've won G3. lost 52. Willi that 2G-»ame winning job in mind, (he Cards got off on he i-ifihl foot at Busch Stadium Tuesday night, defeating Chicago's "libs. 5-1, as veteran Gerry Stacy became the second Rccibird to win 15 games this season. He joined Harv Iladdix, who has won 15, lost 5. Stnley, who scattered six hits, now has won 15, lost li. The lone Cub run came on Eddie Miksis' fifth inning home run. The newest Cardinal rookies, shortstop Dick Schofleld and left fielder Harvy Elliott, played In the starting lineup for the first time before the home fans and each hit safely once in four trips. Elliott drove in two runs with a double in the fifth. Schoficld singled and started two ilotiblcplnys in the field after booting a ground ball. At Chicago, the St. Louis Browns opened the way for the White Sox to gain on the leading New York Yankees, dropping a twi-night affair, 3-2 and 2-1. The second place Sox pulled within 7' 2 games of the Yanks, who lost a single contest at Washington. Virgil Trucks. ex-Brownie, was tlie first game winner for the White Sox, fantitng 12. Vic Wertz hit his Hth home In (he ninth for the only Brown score in the nightcap as Satch Paige lost his first start of the season. GRAND SLAM — Martin Engel of the New York Pioneer Club really throws his weight around getting ready to release ihe hammer for a new English record of 188 feet. 9 inches, in the British Games at London's While City Stadium. (NBA) By J. P. Friend fie Playoff Here Thursday; Sportsmanship Praised If and when the existing gulf between the Blytheville and Jonesboro High Schopls is breached, give an assist to the Uttle League representatives of both cities. The extra select from the local Little League and the All-Stars from Jonesboro have clashed twice in post season contests and a third meeting is coming up here Thursday afternoon at 3 p. m. Whether they realized it or not, I ning tho championship, there will the Blytheville youngsters proved be some expense attached to the to be good-will ambassadors for Blytheville when they went to Jonesboro last Saturday. Even in victory to tie the series at one- all, the homelings not only accredited themselves on the playing field in the mechanics of the game, but their attitude, conduct and Chicks Add AnotherGame Blytheville High School last night added one of th« south's larger high schools to its 1953 Football schedule Coach Russell Mosley said this morning that he had secured a two-year, home and home agreement with Murphy High School of Mobile, Ala. trip for the others who are going. The Rotary Club, Shrine, Jaycees, and tile American Legion appropriated enough funds to take care of the special train fares of the players and coaches of their respective teams. The youngsters will bear only the $1 for their BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 79 37 .681 .605 Brooklyn ... Milwaukee .. it. Louis — 'hilaclelphia lew York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh 72 63 64 57 53 44 38 .548 .547 .496 .445 .383 .306 15 >& 15'/2 2 Hi W/; 34 ti 45 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lsl Pet. Benin Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED I'RKSS Syracuse, N. Y—Pal Manzi. UB'~, Syracuse, stopped Joe Miceli, 146'i, New York. 6. Miami Beach, ,Pla.—Harold "Baby Pace" Jones, 138, Detroit, and Glen Flanagan, ISO-' 1 !, St. Paul, drew, 10. Brooklyn Ridgewood Grove—Vinnie D'Andrea. 155',-j. New York, knocked out Phil Rizzo, 155',;, Brooklyn. 1. out -" One Putt Man WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. ivtTsiiy, is a one-putt man once he tfets on a green. Recently In a ilf at Orcelibricr he one- ew York .. Chicago .... Cleveland ... Boston Washington . Philadelphia Detroit St. Loui ... 19 72 64 66 SB 48 43 41 .615 .610 .557 .545 .496 .407 .371 .342 14 15 21 31'.i 35 Vi 30'/i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behin Nashville Atlanta Memphis — Birmingham . New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock .. Mobile 54 .575 59 .543 60 .538 02 .519 .504 .458 .449 .414 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LKAGL'E Brooklyn 4, New York 3 (13 nings Philadelphia 1, Pittsburgh 0 Milwaukee 8, Clncinnat 12 St. Louis 5, Chicago 1 AMERICAN LE \G11F, Washington 10, New York 8 Boston 2, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 3, Cleveland 2 Chicago 3-2, St. Louis 2-1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 5. Atlanta 0 New Orleans 6, Little Rock : Nashville 8*1, Birmingham 2-3 Mobile 7, Memphis 4 ' pulled M of 18 greens. today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Washington at New York—Sima (1-2 vs. McDonald (7-4) Philadelphia at Boston—Kellner (10-11) vs. Henry (2-3 or Hudson 48 St. Louis at Chicago—Pillette (4. I vs. Pierce (16-7 Cleveland at Detroit—Wynn (13 9) vs. Pierce (16-7) Cleveland at Detroit—Wynn (13 l) vs. Hoeft (7-11) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Brooklyn—Gomez 10-6) vs. Meyer (12-5) Milwaukee at Cincinnati—Spahn 16-5) vs. Nuxball (6-8) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia—Pace 5-5) vs. Konstanty <12-9) Chicago at St. Louis—Hacker (715) vs. Prcsko (6-10 Hold back your speed hold on to your life ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY good sportsmanship before, during] bed at the "Y," and what and after the contest won over a spend for their meals and lot of Jonesboro fans. Coaches Ott Mullins and Jack Droke reported they heard nothing but praise and favorable comment from their respective third and first base coaching boxes. The I fans as a whole were partisan, to I be sure, but they offered encourag- 'Ing words and applause to outstanding Blytheville performances, which is a healthy sign that relations between the two cities may be limited to a few persons and isn't general at all. Certainly, there was not a trace :0f rivalry or enmity among the [ boys themselves, the Blytheville mentors reported. They Were not only cordial but congenial and after it was all over the visiting locals were Invited for refreshments "on the house" with the losing Jonesboro team. This will be repaid with a meal at the Goff Hotel after the game Thursday. > Murphy, Mosley pointed out, ii Alabama's largest high school. They'll fill an Oct. 16 home date, replacing Bruce, Miss., which was tentatively scheduled for that time. Mosley explained he passed up Bruce for the larger school which agreed to give him the game in Blytheville. That gives the Chicks nine games for '53 and Mosley and his staff re working on others- In Jonesboro yesterday, Mosley attended a meeting of District Two mence their 1953 practice in the'AA schools presided over by Ar- morning with thirteen lettermen, j . four boys up from the freshman: five aspirants: Osceo/o Has 13 Lettermen Returning Indications are that the Osceola Seminole football squad will com- "And them mcl " perience. Ok no service at all. The biggest problem facing Coach Bill Beall is the placement of personnel. There will have to be a great deal of shifting around to get as much experience in a position as possible. Graduation |le(t an end and center slot riddled id finding players to fill these ps will be a chief concern for e Seminole mentor. Dennie Dunn, last year's number .u Not In Shape, dentlals while away from home. Many of the parents indicated they planned to fix box lunches for their youngsters to take to eat on the train, thereby cutting down some expense. The youths are encouraged to take no more clothing than possib-1 ly an extra long sleeved shirt toj wear to the game in case of a pos-1 sible cool snap, and their swim-1 mlng trunks for a dip in the "Y" L^'ban "carrleT'from VlsT'tali- pool, if desired. ' b a major league baseball game. Excitement and interest are mounting. as Saturday approaches. Calls I available for service at the right half slot, and Bobby Stlllwell and Larry Hulsey are expected to do most of their playing at the full- are being received from parents i b fc Hio ^ \^ quarterback fnMfomit-io- tho frfn- flvMvi rho I y->~i *.**. « v .j—. concerning the trip; from the youngsters about the approximate!. , cost. !": ' Wade Rogers, Jlmmie Rob- Bobby Lindsey and Jake It has been learned that some Of i Morse are available. Donnie Shoei make, a defensive halfback last cost of the transportation and the i ticket have been taken care of.' They simply can nut afford the five and dollars approximate four er for the bed, meals spending. Throughout the season many offers have come from interested fans for donations to help ^ .^^"'^on ~ a little child shall lead Big Hearted Men Thanks to the generosity of men In the various organizations which sponsored the Little League teams, some 70 youngsters, plus at least a dozen coaches and other interested men and parents,- will leave via the Frisco Saturday morning for .St. Louis to see the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds play at Busch Stadium Saturday night. They will return Sunday afternoon on Tr. 807. Arrangements have for the youngsters to spend the night at the downtown Y. M. C. A. and the Northside Y. M. C. A., the latter just across from the stadium. The Cardinals are admitting the entire group without charge, serving a special section in the • hot "dogs'," pop"corn""a'ndThe normal i grandstand. Attention will be called | things .that go along with baseball games. Not only will they be Expected to bear the bulk of work in the front line are veterans Buck Alexander, Paut Coble,,Muri rel Warhurst, Ted Nunley, Dowell Harlan. Kenny Cole and Jerry Burns. Burns is a newcomer to the Seminole squad, although he did play freshman for the Papooses this trip may do so now. may be sent to the Courier ermen Prank L. Gilles- Welch Laments I'll need more time than between Thursday and Sept. H to get In shape," Kelley Welch, Blytheville shoe store owner, told the Courier Nws yesterday after reading its sports page. Sept. 11 Is the date of Blytheville High School's first football game. Welch was listed as a letterman guard prospect (inadvertantly, of course in yesterday's paper. For those readers who as yet haven't guessed the identity of the high school footballer. It's Kelley Jones, senior letterman guard. kansas Athletic Association Chairman J. M. (Johnnie) Burdette. At the meeting, it was agreed that Blytheville will play three "district" games. They will be Clarkesdale, Miss.. North Little ROCK and Hot SpringscTjj These games .will count as district ' contests on Blytheville's schedule, since the Chicks can't get games with Forrest City, Newport or Jonesboro. Each of these latter schools has selected one game to represent Blytheville on its school. Jonesboro is using North Little Rock also. Spirit of the meeting, Mosley ""-* pie, Russ Cuclos and Leroy Mea- said ' was amiable, giving rise to wews: dows hope that District Two might pro- and will be put to good use - an j Pr ^ mt „,„„.„ arp tn work ut vide " ~ , . .- , -. . . : Present plans are to work out vWe the Tribe been made lm ' estment ln a Iuture e° ocl c1 "- twice a day. The morning practice two In 1954. - - lZen " | will star.t at 9:15 and the afternoon 1- unc [ erwa y a j with game Refreshment Center Popular Officials of the Blytheville Lit- 2-.30. tie League could take a popular tip! ' The Semlnoles open tlielr , 953 game schedule. to the other fans of the Blytheville visitors, and Hary Cnrny likely will make some comment of their presence during his game broad- permit the young- cnst. If time will offering a service to m ~"v who would appreciate such venience. but coulii ssvve con -. Lexington Trots Set as a sters will be taken on a tour to ,he Lindbergh Memorial, and possibly the famed St. Louis Zoo. Since the entire expenses of on-ji es source of revenue that could be| LEXINGTON Ky m _ close to 5300,000 in purses will be distribut- during the Lexington Trots used advantageously towards the purchase of equipment, expenses, that com pearances, with e from the all-sr p ' , urn » le , exngon ros etc such as the ser Breedcrs Association meeting jot cS bo S ro Cl Y S is unlcr-i«'«S!H?L'? r .?. B ?!- ?! *™ u 5 h ° ct : ly £he Lions Club will be paid by stood that Memphis wanted to send 10 ' °™eral Manager Alden Gray Mm,-. :— i-:u,.i- r_ i_ . * " '""• •" '•« •- '-' nniinnnr'tic; The faitnvn nf i'-,a the Commission, in tribute for wln- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Little Rock announces. The feature of t'ie meeting will be the Kentucky Futurity set for Oct. 8. here. Trips do involve certain expenses that must oe p;.i- t :J y someone, and the coaches usually bear the brunt for the lack of some Santa Glaus. Collections or fees are 1 and neither would this. But some are not usually taken at these ; profit could be derived from such j games and there is no attempt toj an operation, and the freight paid i 60-year history to win all of make money out of the venture, | by the ones who partake ONLY. games away from home. Petty Drops From Shoot Play Off DAYTON, Ohio W) — Seven Arkansans including three members of the Petty family, competed in the North, American clay Target Championship at the 54th Grand American Trap.shoot here yesterday. None of the Arkansas sharpshooters managed to win a championship^rgij but Julius Petty of Stuttgart lacked"""'! only two targets of making the men's division title a three-way shootoff. Petty broke 198 of 200 targets while two other competitors broke 200 even to put the title in a. deadlock. 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