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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1954
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F&OB1K3HT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUEIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY IT, 1M4 Despite Brilliant Day 'It Hurts Every Time I Swing' By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer Poor old Ted Williams. With a steel pin in his left shoulder and sharp pain torturing his body every time he swings hard, the lanky Boston Red Sox slugger is hitting only .727 after one full day's work. Wait till he gets his strength back. 'Tve had better days," he sai yesterday after smashing eigh hits to nine times at bat in double-header at Detroit, a per fonnance that may well be the bi story of 1954. "It hurts like he; every time I swing." First Test Although he got in a ball gam at Baltimore Saturday as a pinci hitter and finished out in left field going hitless in two trips, this was his first real test. It was a balmy Sunday after noon at Briggs Stadium when Wil Jiam* started for the first tim this season; almost 11 weeks sine he broke his collarbone on the firs day of spring training at Sarasota Ha. Those who watched him clutch his shoulder in agony that March day in Florida wondered if he ever would play again. Those who sau him hit two homers, a double and five singles and drive in seven runs at Detroit wondered how he did it. Especially when he sat in the clubhouse after the game and told how the small steel pin bothered him. Pitchers Fault Pans who always have been critical of Williams were quick to point out that the Red Sox still lost both games, 7-6 and 9-8 in 14 innings. But they really couldn't blame Ted this time for the Boston pitchers gave up 27 hits. In other games, Cleveland seizec the American League lead by 10 percentage points ovr Chicago by knocking off Philadelphia twice, 12-7 and 6-0, with Mike Garcia allowing only one hit in the second game, a fourth-inning single by Joe DeMaestri. Chicago slid out of the lead by dividing a pair with Washington, winning the first 10-5 with Minnie Minoso driving home six runs but bowing to Washington's capable Bob Porterfield in the 3-1 second game. Larsen FeUs Tanks Don Larsen, young Baltimore right-hander ,snapped a six-game New York Yankee winning streak with a three-hitter. 6-2 in the second game after Allie Reynolds shut out Dave Koslo 2-0, allowing only three hits in the first game. Larsen had a no-hitter for 7 2-3 innings until Andy Carey singled with two gone in the eighth. Hank Bauer's single and Bob Cerv's pinch homer broke his shutout in the ninth. All National League Clubs split double-headers except the Phillies and St. Louis Cards, whose second game was halted by the Philadelphia Sunday curfew. Solly Hemus' pinch triple helped the Cards beat reliefer Jim Konstanty in the opener 7-3. The Phils led 6-3 when the second was suspended after six innings. Bums Move Up Brooklyn edged within six points of the leading Phillies by dividing two with Cincinnati. Gil Hodges' homer with the bases loaded off Can't Beat Cards For Clubbing Ball PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals haven't been able to push through to the National League's top position yet but they've been dominating the hitting departments. Third baseman Ray Jablonski went on a hitting spree against the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, clubbing out five hits in eight trips to the plate, to climb into the league's top spot in batting with a .373 average . Replaces Stan The Cardinals, on the strength of a three-run pinch triple by Solly Hemus, won the first game, 7-3, but were trailing in the nightcap after 6 innings, 6-3. A curfew law suspended play there but the game will be completed before tonight's regularly scheduled contest. Jablonski replaced teammate Stan Musial in the hitting leadership as The Man went hitless in seven times at bat to drop his average to .361. Stan is still tied with Hank Sauer of the Cubs for the home run lead with 11 and leads with 32 rbi's. Jablonski has driven in 28. Haddix Gets Win Harvey Haddix got credit for the 'irst game victory, his fifth against iiree loses, although he needed help from reliefer Al Brazle. The game was tied 2-2 in the eighth when Phil reliefer Jim Konstanty watched an error, a single and a walk load the bases. A double play followed, then another walk and Hemus' blazing riple to win the game. In the suspended nightcap, Rooke Paul Penson held the Cardinals o four hits and walked four while he Phils jumped on starter Carl icheib and pounded him from the ox in the third inning in his debut as a Redbird. • Johnny Wyrostek and Del Ennis it successive third inning homers off Scheib, recently obtained on a conditional basis from the Philadelphia Athletics. BONUS BABIES AND THE BAT BOYS-rBonus babies make it difficult to separate Detroit playn ers from the bat boys. There's a scant age difference between the bonus beauties and Francis Mc-i Garry, 16, second from left, a high school student, and Johnny Robb, 19, second from right also « student, who look after the bats. A year ago, Infielder Reno Bertoia, 19, left, was a'college freshman* and Outfielder Al Kaline, 19, center, and Pitcher Bob Miller. 18. were in hiffh school (NEA)i 3erm Wehmeier gave Preacher Roe his first victory 4-2, but Bud 'odbielan beat Russ Meyer for a -2 Cincinnati edge in the second. Johnny Antonelli faced his old Milwaukee mates for the first time ince he was traded in the Bobby Thomson deal and whipped the Braves 9-2 as the New York Giants tounced back from an opening-game -2 defeat in 10 innings. Joe Garagiola led a 17-hit Chiago Cub attack on Pittsburgh with i perfect five-for-five in the first game victory, 12-3, then Jake Thies clamped down on the Cubs with a our-hitter to earn a 5-1 decision for the Pirates. New York's TV Battle Opens It's Arena vs. Parkway in Big City NEW YORK (R — The Monday night battle for survival between New York's St. Nicholas Arena and Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway opens tonight with a hunk of television cash bet on each side. Featherweight champion Sandy Saddler tops Tex Sullivan's first show at St. Nick's against Algerian Hoacine Khalfi in a non-title bout, seen on TV (Dumont) in some parts of the country. Percy Bassett, the "interim" feather titleholder, faces Cuban Orlando Zulueta, No. 2 ranking lightweight contender, in the fea- ;ure bout at Eastern Parkway with about 30 TV stations (ABC) beaming the fight. The "Battle of the Century" was set up .when Bob Christenberry, ihairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, licensed both clubs to run on Monday nights. St. Nick's came up with an Archie Moore-Bert Whitehurst heavyweight attraction (non-title) for June 7 to match the Parkway's plans for a Floyd Patterson-Joey Maxim match. Joey Giardello risks a probable September shot at Bobo Olson's middleweight title when he boxes Pierre Lanlois at Madison Square Garden Friday (NBC-TV). Giardello is red hot with three straight knockouts over Garth Panter, Walter Cartier and Willie Troy. Jed Black, unbeaten in his last 27, is an 8 to 5 underdog against Carmine Fiore of New York in their Wednesday night match at Detroit's Olympia (CBS-TV). Tony DeMarco headlines the Saturday night show from Boston (ABC-TV) against Johnny Cesario of Hartford. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 18 10 Chicago 19 11 Detroit 14 9 New York 17 11 Baltimore 11 14 Philadelphia 10 17 GB .643 — .633 — .609 2'/a .607 1 .440 5 & .370 7V-, .346 B'~ .286 6% Washington 9 17 Boston 6 15 Today's Games Boston at Detroit (Only games scheduled) Sunday's Results New York 2-2, Baltimore 0-6 Cleveland 12-6. Philadelphia 7-0 Chicago 10-1, Washington 5-3 Detroit 7-9, Boston 6-8 (second game 14 innings) NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB x-Philadelphia 15 11 .577 Louis, Schmeiing Meet Once More CHICAGO (AP) — It wasn't a bit like old times last night when Joe Louis and Max Schmeling got together. For one thing, both parties were-fr much too friendly. For another, they resembled only lightly the two excellent fighters who exchanged pulverizing ring victories over one another in the late '30s. Louis, now a paunchy 40, and Schmeling, 48 and mellow, got together at a Chicago night club in a visit sponsored by mutual friends. First Time It was the first time they had met since Louis "nearly killed" challenger Schmeling — the words Sports Roundup — Thumper's Back; Man's Mad By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The office skeptic, upon whom we lean heavily in evaluating the day-to-day goings-on in the sports' world ,is far from convinced that the Boston Red Sox really needed to postpone 10 of their first 14 home games because of bad weather. "If Ted Williams hadn't been out with the lame shoulder, I'll bet they would have managed to get some of them in," he says darkly. "It couldn't have been all that bad up there. I predict you'll see a wonderful improvement in the Boston weather when they get back from their western trip. How they'll pack 'em in for all those doubleheaders." Warmer This was, we explained to him. faulty thinking. The weather could be warming up at Fenway Park regardless of Williams' condition. Our man looked only half convinced. Needless to say it was warm in Detroit and the big guy went to town — 8 for 9, with a double, two homers and seven RBIs. If by any chance a single base hit should deprive Stan Musial of another National League batting tit*le next fall, the great Card slugger always will feel that he was undone by the official scorer Field the other day. at Ebbets He's still Crumbling about the decision. Both Safe A teammate was on first when The Man rapped a grounder between the first and second basemen. Gil Hodges. Brooklyn first sacker, scooped it up and started to throw for the forceout at second. He saw he would be late, so whirled for a toss to'first, but found that h : s pitcher hadn't reached the base in time. So both runners were safe. It was scored as a fielder's choice on the ground that Hodges had "made an attempt to retire a preceding runner," even though he didn't actually throw the ball. Musial. who has his sights set on reaching 3,000 hits before he's through, was torn with anguish. Perhaps the rule is wrong, but it doesn't specify that a throw must be made. Brooklyn 16 12 .571 — New York 16 13 .522 1/2 x-St. Louis 15 13 .536 1 ~ Cincinnati 1615 .5161 Milwaukee 13 14 .481 2*2 Chicago 1114 .440 3 V, Pittsburgh 10 20 .333 7 x—Does not include suspended Philadelphia-Si:-. Louis game of May 16. Today's Games St. Louis at Philadelphia (To be preceded by continuation of May 16 suspended game) Chicago at Pittsburgh Sunday's Results Milwaukee 3-2, New York 2-9 Brooklyn 4-2, Cincinnati 2-7 St. Louis 7. Philadelphia 3 (Second game suspended because of curfew) Chicago 12-1, Pittsburgh 3-5 are Max's — defending his heavyweight boxing title in June, 1938. Two years before that Schmeling, in a tremendous upset, handed Louis his first professional boxing defeat with a 12th round knockout. Louis didn't lose another fight until after he announced his retirement as champion in 1949. No Bad Blood? There were frequent reports before and after their second fight that there was hard feeling between the two, supposedly because Louis resented statements attributed to Schmeling race. If trus belittling the. Negro , there was no evidence of it last night and both denied there ever had been bad blood between them. Schmeling arrived in this country from Germany Saturday. He is going to referee one or two preliminary bouts on a Milwaukee fight card Tuesday. Then, he says, he is going to "look into" the possibilities of a tour of the country refereeing wrestling matches. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham 24 2 19 13 15 18 18 18 18 .667 .594 .545 .506 .471 .419 .400 .389 3 41-2 6 7 Atlanta 18 New Orleans .. 18 Memphis 16 Little Rock ..13 Nashville 12 18 .400 9 Mobile 14 22 .389 10 Sunday's Results Nashville 3-12. New Orleans 2-2 Chattanooga 3-5. Mobile 2-0 Atlanta 6-4, Memphis 4-4 (2nd game called end 8th. curfew). Birmingham 6-5, Little Rock 2-1 Today's 'Games Atlanta at Memphis Birmingham at Little Rock New Orleans at Nashville Mobile at Chattanooga MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 7, Charleston 6 Toledo 7, Louisville 6 Indianapolis 6, Kansas City 5 (Second game postponed) Minneapolis 15, St. Paul 9 Texas Leasrue Tulsa 5, Dallas 1 Shreveport 6, Houston 5 (12 innings) Oklahoma City 7, Fort Worth 3 San Antonio 10-6, Beaumont 3-3 Western League Des Moines 6-6, Wichita 5-3 (first COTTON SEED FOR REPLANTING STATE CERTIFIED EMPIRE, D&PL 15 And FOX Chemically Delinted • ' pound Faster Germination Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 Weat Main Phone PO. 3-6856 ARMER NOW AVAILABLE AT BLYTHEVILLE WAREHOUSE BREEDERS DPL15 NON CERT. DPL FOX NON CERT. DPL 15 All Seeds Delinted And Treated. Highest Germination ™PAUL D. FOSTER® game 10 innings, second seven) Lincoln 5-5, Pueblo 2-2 (second game seven innings) Denver 5. Sioux City 2 Omaha 5, Colorado Springs 0 l l / 2 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet- GB Greenville .". . . 9 5 .588 — Ei Dorado ..... 10 Monroe ........ 8 Meridian ....... 8 Hot Springs ..6 Pine Bluff .... 5 8 8 8 10 ,588 .500 .500 ,439 .333 Sunday's Results El Dorado 2, Greenville 1 Hot Springs 14. Monroe 4 Meridian 10, Pine Bluff 3 Today's Games Hot Springs at Monroe Greenville at El Dorado Meridian at Pine Bluff Parry O'Brien Has Big Day Wins Shot and Discus Also at Fresno FRESNO, Calif. (ff>) — Mighty Parry O'Brien, world record shot puter, won not only his specialty but the discus throw as well at the West Coast Relays Saturday night. O'Brien, who holds the world shot put record of 59 feet 2Vi inches and has a 60-foot 5% inch mark up for consideration, tossed the 15-pound ball 59 feet. He captured the discus with 184 feet IVi inches, topping team mate Fortune Gordien of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, who was second with 182 feet 9%. Gordien holds the world record of 194 feet 6 inches. The Oklahoma Aggies medley relay team (440, 880, 1320 yards and a mile) raced to an easy victory in near record time only to be disqualified 1% hours later when it was announced that one of the winning runners had jostled another runnei. California, which finished 15 yards back in second place was declared the winner. The Aggies' time was 9:59.8, the second best in the 28-year history of the relays. California's "time -was 10:01. Guard Takes Win In BCC Tourney vffle Country Club's annual spring medal play May Is Rugged On New Orleans They Had League Lead in Pocket But Look at 'Em Now + Guard had a 72-73-145, missing even par by only one stroke, as he bested Jimmy Terry, who came in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Manager Danny Murtaugh and his New Orleans Pels are probably ready to back any move which would cut the calendar to 11 months, and who could blame them for wanting to do away with May? The Pels were top team in the Southern Association and looking; stronger even- game. Then came May. Now New Orleans is six- like the loop's weak sister. The The second will name a club champion and Is to begin "as soon as our greens get back in shape," Professional Paul Farrington said today. He predicted the match play event will get under way within the next three or four weeks. Here's the way winners and runners up in other flights in the 36- hole medal tournament finished: Second — Louis McWaters, 159, Herbert Graham, 162. Third — E. B. Gee, St., 164, Hugh Whitsitt, 165. Fourth — W. J. Pollard, 170, Dan Caldwell, 174. Fifth — Jack Webb, 187, is to play off with Chester Caldwell, Sr., for championship. Sixth — B. B. Goodman, 194, U. S. Branson. 196. games off the pace and looking Blind prizes were awarded to Walter Daniels, Russell Hayes, Chester Caldwell, record for May: Two victories, nine defeats. Two of the Pels losses came yesterday in 3-2 and 12-2 contests with Nashville. Birmingham and Chattanooga also swept twin bills; the Barons nipping Little Rock 6-2 and 5-1, and Chattanooga stopping Mobile 3-2 and 5-0. Atlanta downed Memphis 6-4 in the opener and the . second game was called y the curfew law with the score tied 4-4 after eight innings. Birmingham again got a lot of mileage out of its pitchers. Southpaw Art Ceccarelli stopped Little Rock on a six-hitter in the first game. Then righthander Jack Ur- limited the Travs to four bin- gles in the nightcap. Milo Johnson and Dick Weik, neither of whom went the distance were the losers. Chattanooga was outhit 10-8 by WEobile in the opener, but the Bears left 10 men stranded. Pete Wojey pitched for the losers and Bill Currie for Chattanooga. Young Dick Hyde pitched his second consecutive three-hitter for the Lookouts in the nightcap. His record now is 4-0. Frank Diprima, Atlanta's recently acquired second baseman, led the Crackers with a three-run homer in the first game against Memphis and a two-run homer in the Hank Haines. Jr., Charles Perm and Dr. F. E. Utiey. JONESBORO. Ark. (£>)—John W. Buzick Jr., of Monette, Ark., will defend his title here this week in the sixth annual J. W. Buzick Sr., Golf Tournament. Buzick will match play with about 125 top Mid-South amateur shotmackers who are expected to compete in the tournament named for Buzick's late father. A pro-amateur meet will open the tournament Thursday. Qualifying rounds will be played on Friday. Match play in the amateur tourney will come off Saturday with semi-finals and finals scheduled for next Sunday. All matches over the par 73 Jonesboro Country Club course will be 18 holes. leans its third and fourth consecutive losses. Ted Tappe got the Vols out in front with a two-run third-inning homer in the opener. | Nashville wrapped up the second j contest with a six-run second-in- Nashville broke a six-game los- j ing outburst highlighted by Bob ing streak and handed New Or- I Lennon's 10th homer. nightcap. NEW! {J actual tcngtt JIM BO—the most sensational invention in the history of fishing—the artificial minnow that swims. No more live bait to buy. This is the lure sensation of the 20th century. IT SWIMS—no springs, uses no fuel; it swims as long as you leave it in the water. Swims by unique process of balance and gravity. Fish any desired depth—in lake, stream, gulf, bay. Any fish that will strike a minnow will strike JIM BO. This is no'gad- get. Looks and swims like a live minnow. This is the lure of all lures—beautiful silver leal plastic. Suy one for your friends also. Satisfaction guaranteed. Send $1.00 only, for each lure. Send check or cash. We pay postage. J. & R. TACKLE CO. P.O. Box 741, Largo. 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