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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUG. *5, Wl Dodgers Expected To Win 21 More Games „ By BEN PHLEGAB W'' Ap Sports Writer Unless the Milwaukee Braves and Chicago White Sox can find a way to repeal the law of .verages! Brooklyn should win the National League by 12 games and New York should Wln ' A 6 s^myloday oTthe remaining games of the top two clubs in each of the leagues ihowe f " The Dodgers should win 21 and lose 11 the rest of the season, giving them a final total of 105 victories and 94 defeats. }. The Braves should have » 17 19 record the rest of the way and «n over-all standing of 93-61. 3. The Yankees can be expectec to win 20 and lose 12, giving them 103-51 for the year. 4. The White Sox figure to win 19 and lose 12, which would leave , them with 94-60 at the end. This law of averages has been evaded In the past, but not often. These are some of the hard, cold f«ct* the Braves must face. They have 30 games left to play, divided exactly In half between first and second-division teams. So far this year they've won 3 nd lost 34 against clubs now In the first division. This would figure to give them an 8-4 break the rest of the way. Against second-division foes the Brnves stand 49-36. This is equal to * 9-6 split in the last 15 games, and » total of 17-13. That won't be enough to make event t dent in the Dodgers' current nine-game edge if Brooklyn keeps up anything like the pace it has maintained so far. Eighteen Gamn Left The Dodgers have 18 games left with other first-division teams but so far they have a 30-18 record •gainst them and this would mean in 11-7 division of the remaining contests. Brooklyn has feasted on tie also-rans this year, winning 54 of 74 meetings. This equals a 10-4 break and a total of 21-11. In the American League there isn't much to choose between the prospective records of the Yankees and the White Sox but the Yanks currently lead by 8'/a games and have played one less game than Chicago. Here's how It should work out. Chicago has 16 first-division and 15 second-division games remaining. The Whit» Sox have won 30 of 50 against the first string so , far, which should make it 10-6 the rest of the way. They've been only a shade stronger against the second division, winning 45 and losing 38. This would work out to 9-6 and * total of 19-12. Yankees Reach The Yankees don't have as good t. record against the first-division teams as the White Sox do but out of their remaining 19 they figure to win 11 and loss 8 since earlier this year they won 27 and lost 20. The Yanks grew fat against the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth-place outfits with a 6619 record. This should mean fl-4 the rest of the way and a 20-12 total. After a day off yesterday the National league goes back to work with a vengeance—four twilight- night double-headers. Brooklyn entertains Chicago. Milwaukee is at Philadelphia, St. Louis * at New York and Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. In the American League, St. Louis and Boston continue to rest. Philadelphia is at Chicago and Washington at Cleveland for night games and the Yankees at Detroit for the sole day engagement. Robinson Makes Late Bid For Batting Title NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson, a perennial threat for National League batting honors is mak- r i_~i_i_j u;j r~- *u« iriKO c*ln ing a belated bid for the 1953 title. Nashville Retains Lea'd Over Atlanta ..By MERCER BAILEY Associated Freti Sports Writer If Nashville had two or three more pitchers like Jack Harshman, the future would look' pretty dark to Atlanta and Memphis, striving to overhaul the pace-sett- ng Vols In the Southern Association's pennant struggle. Atlanta and Memphis both won ast night, but Harshman saw to it that Nashville's lead of l'/2 fames was preserved. The ex-first baseman pitched the Vols to ft 9-3 victory over Little Rock. The big southpaw scattered 10 ills in recording his 22nd victory — most in the league — against seven defeats. One of the blows 'off the Vol ace was a two-run homer by Chick King. Bill Gardner got one with a man on for the Vols. cept the pace. The Crackers beat ham, the other first division clubs, Atlanta, Memphis and Birmlng- Vfoblle 6-2; the Chicks blasted Chat- anooga 9-2; and Birmingham •allied to nip New Orleans 4-3. Bob Waldorf, who coaches Wash- ngton-Lee High's football team nt Washington, D. C., is a brother of ,ynn Waldorf, California grid coach. * The versatile Dodger has moved into third place with a .332 average and Is challenging the leaders, Monte Irvin of the Giants and Red Schoendienst of the Cards. Irvin leads the league with .338 and Schoendienst is runner-up at .337. Robinson, in advancing from sixth, went 14-for30 and gained 11 points. The 34-year-old infielder- outfielder captured the batting crown with a .342 average in 194 and finished second the followtig year. In 1951 he wound up third in hitting and last season he was fourth. Irvin, sidelined with an injured ankle since Aug. 9, returned to action as a ( pinch hitter and failed to get a hit In one official at bat. Schoendienst, meanwhile, roared back Into contention by going 11- for-23 to increase his average 7 points. Al Rosen In the American League hitting derby, Cleveland's AJ Rosen has wrested the lead away from Mickey Vernon of the Senators. Rosen picked up 6 points to forge ahead of Vernon, .326 to .325. The Indians' third baseman went 3-for-33 and climbed up from third place. Vernon collected 8 hits In 32 trips and lost 6 points. Oreste (Minnie) Minoso of the White Sox suffered an 11-point decline and fell from second to third at .318. Eddie Mathcwa of Milwaukee tops the National League In home runs with 30 and Roy Campanella of the Dodgers Is the pace setter n runs bnttcd in with 115. In the American League Rosen hns become a triple-crown aspirant. Besides his batting supremacy he also leads In home runs with 33 and has the most RBls, 116. Sports Roundup — Players' Grievances Are Numerous By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no attempt here to picture the big league ballplayer as a downtrodden slave to a band of greedy masters, bill it might be possible to from personal observation some of the irritations, which have driven our diamond explain heroes to hire themselves' a lawyer. In the main, the grievances of the athletes are minor ones when taken individually. When they are lumped, though, they add up to quite a pile of discontent. The average big leaguer of today is not the carefree individual he was when we first knew him. before night baseball complicated his life and almost certainly short- •ened his playing career. Where there used to be maybe one "clubhouse lawyer" on each team, a so- called troublemaker whom the magnates gleefully palmed off on one another, there now are any number who complain often and out loud at the deal they are get- ting.' They burn about the rigors of the twi-night double-header and about the late night game from which they rush to catch the last train to their next stop, where they must show up at the park again by noon, still only half awake. They complain that their Insides are chronically upset while they are on the road. Players who, through no fault of their own, are attached to the less wealthy clubs, are jealous of the more considerate treatment given their opponents with the rich and successful outfits. One of their goals will be to obtain uniform „ »™ _ ___,. . LOOK ALIKES—Joe TJirkse, left, of Zanesville, O., frequently is mistaken for Ben Hogan. Dirkse, an electric plant official, says the similarity ends when he steps up to hit a golf ball,' but is being a little modest. He consistently breaks 80. (NEA) • handling when away from home. To Illustrate the present disparity, reporters with the New York Yankees were astonished upon boarding a post-midnight train out of Philadelphia the other morning to see members of the Philadelphia Athletics, including 'Manager Jimmy Dykes, munching sandwiches and downing bottled beer on the platform. The Yankee party entered Its own private dining car and ordered steaks. Salary Another common gripe of the run -of-thc-mine player is that his salary has not kept pace with the cost of living. "All you fellows write about are the stars who make the real big money," we wore informed Decently by an ex-player who got out while still young. "I was in the big leagues for four yours and I was making exactly $9,000 a year when I quit, i didn't think that was anything to look forward to." At thai, he'was doing better than many of (hem. The minimum pt.y at present is $5.000 nnd occasionally we hoar an amazing story of the puny salary being paid some (airly well known player. It all comes down to the plain (act thai for the first time in the history of baseball the men who run the game and reap the biggest profits are being seriously challenged by their employees. It Is no rebellion, and there is no intention on the players' part to form a union. They simply want a real voice in baseball councils, and no amount of argument will convince them thai Commissioner Ford Prick Is as interested in their welfare as he is in that of the owners. If the owners are smart, they will vote down the more bullhcad- cd of their members and yield as gracefully as possible. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL. LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn .... 84 38 .689 Milwaukee ..16 48 .613 » Philadelphia . 68 55 .558 KV, St.* Louis .. New York Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh .. 41 54 .550 17 ..51 64 .471 2614 .. 54 69 .430 30'/ 2 46 75 .380 37'/2 .315 47 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York .. Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington . Philadelphia Detroit — St. Louis ... 39' .680 48 .810 52 .574 .556 .480 .402 .369 .333 13 15 24 "A 34 38 43 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville ... Atlanta Memphis ... Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Little Rock . Mobile Won Lost Pet. Behind . 77 59 .566 . 75 60 .556 . 76 61 .555 . 73 64 .533 . 67 70 .489 . 63 75 .457 . 60 74 .448 53 81 .398 114 4'/2 10 ', 2 151/2 161/2 23 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE No games AMERICAN LEAGUE No games. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 6, Mobile 2 Birmingham 4, New Orleans 3 Memphis 9, Chattanooga 2 Nashville 9, Little Roclt Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn (2)—Rush (7-12) and Hacker (8-16) vs Podres (8-4) and Ersklne (15-5 Milwaukee at Philadelphia (3, —Antonelli (10-8 and Burdette (122) vs Miller (6-5) and Roberts (2010) St. Louis at New York (2)— Staley (15-6) and Mizell (11-7) vs Gomez (10-7) and Hearn (7-8) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (2)— Nuxhall (6-9) and Kelly (1-1) vs Lapalme (6-14) and Dickson (9-17) AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Chicago—Coleman 1-2) vs Pierce (16-8) New York at Detroit—McDonald (8-4) vs Hoeft (8-11) Washington at Cleveland—Porter- :eld (15-10) vs Lemon 17-12) Only games • Only games SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Atlanta Mobile at Birmingham Memphis at Chattanooga little Bock at Nashville (2) Joyce Ziske Upsets Golfer Champ Stewart By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. PROVIDENCE, R. I. Wl—Joyce iske may be a one-day sensation n a golf tournament that has had lundreds of surprises in Its pre- 'ious 52 years of competition. But she made It a good one while it asted. Joyce, a husky, long-hitting 19- year-old who lives in Milwaukee and plays from a club in nearby Waterford, Wls., couldn't do any- .hing yesterday but beat another 19-year-old kid ih,a 19-hole match. The big news about it was .that .he loser was little Marlene Stewart of Fonthlll, Ont., the 1953 Brush Women's champion and about he brightest prospect North American women's g'olf has produced in years. . , That was by far the biggest upset of yesterday's play, which saw 21 first round and 53 second round matches run off in the all-match- play tournament. But Miss Ziske may not go beyond today's third round. She runs right into an ex-champ, rangy Grace Lenczyk of Newington, Conn, the 1948 U. ,S- Women's champion Miss Lenczyk disposed of Mrs. Charles F. Spaldlng of Greenwich, Conn., 5 and 4. They were among 107 players who drew first round byes. Miss Ziske was Wisconsin Women's champion in 1952 and low woman amateuyr in the Tarn 0'- Shanter All America tournament. Although most Of the "name" players had little trouble In the opening round, the only six-time winner In the history of the tournament, Mrs. Olenna Collett Vare of Philadelphia, and Curtis Cup player Mae Murray of Rutland, Vt,, failed to survive. Mrs. Vare was beaten by Mary Crawford of Arnericus, Ga., 2 and 1, while Miss Murray lost out to Mrs. John Hulteng. five-time Rhode Island champion from Warwick, R. I.. 3 and 2. Among the survivors were three ex-champions, Miss Lenczyk. Mrs. Mary Porter of Manoa, PH., and Dorothy Klrby of Atlanla, and pigtailed Pat Lesser of Seattle. 1953, Women's Intercollegiate champion nnd low amateur in the U. S. Women's Open. PULLING NO PUNCHES—Rocky Marciano gives delighted kids a ride on a wheeled rake at Grossmger's, N. Y., where the Brockton Block Buster is training for the defense of his heavyweight championship against Holand La Starza at the Polo Grounds, Sept. 24. (NEA) Seven Yearlings Die In Fire at Two Gaits Farm in Carmel CARMEL, 111. W>>—Seven yearling horses burnedjto death yesterday in a fire which destroyed a bain on the Two Gaits Farm four miles northwest of Carmel. The farm is owned by Leo ML Namara of*Indlanapolis. A number of famous trotting horses have been bred at the farm. The seven yearlings destroyed were soon to be, sent to a national auction at Lexington. Ky. The loss was estimated at least $40,000 by Carmel firemen. Spontaneous combuston in hay is believed to have started the blaze. Chicks Learn Fundamentals First scrimmage sessions for Blytheville High School's Chickasaws was- almost a certainty to take place either today or tomorrow. But Head Coach Russell Mosley*- ' ' made it plain that most of the time I . , « j m in the Tribal training camp will be j HQffQf] (Jf}fJQf Par in Negro Golf Tourney devoted to the teaching of fundamental football — blocking and tackling — and conditioning. Yesterday, the Chicks had their best numerical turnout of the year. With big Ictlerman center Leon Prlvett Joining the squad, along with some newcomers, total number of boys out rose to 24. Newcomers include Drane Adams, ' Warren Moxley and Glenn Ray Thomas. ' i Previously unlisted on the Chick roster was Leon Lowe, who moves up from last year's Junior squad. Mosley Indicated that the battle for starting assignments will get into high gear during this week and next as he and assistant Bill Stancil are able to -devote more time to fitting their charges into KANSAS CITY Wl — The defending amateur champions appeared to be in for a tough time in first round match play of the 27th Negro National Open Golf Tournament on the Swope Park municipal course today. In the men's division Bob Horton, of Chicago, playing his first national, won the medal yesterday with a. 2-under par 70. Defending champion Gordon Goodson, of Harrisburg, Pa., was the Notre Dame box offense. well down the list at 83, eleven New assignments may be fprth-, strokes over par. coming, too, but that will be when j In the women's amateur class, the squad has made more progress Rolaine Thornton, of Los Angeles, in conditioning. ' ' With the exception of 'I scrimmage scheduled lor the next few days, bulk of the work will continue to be on conditioning and the bread and butter drills of blocking and tackling. The Chicks open their 1953 season with Osceola which comes to Haley Field on Sept. 11. the 1950 champion, won the medal some with an 88. Lorraine Sawyer of A Jack rabbit can run as fast as as good race horse, often obtaining speeds up to 45 miles an hour. Arkansas Team In Little League Series WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (If)— Pour teams of pint sized ball players went into action today to start off the 7th Annual Little League Baseball World Series. Schnectady, N. Y., faced North Philadelphia, came in second with a 92. Defending champion Alice Stewart of Detroit was a stroke back at 93. Claude Harmon, former Masters champion and pro at Winged Foot, Mamaroneck, N. Y.. ran off a string of eight birdies and an eagle in succession on the East course last spring. Newton, Mass., and Camp Hill, Pa. playtd Little Rock, Ark., In an afternoon-night doubleleader. The one loss and out tournament ends Friday afternoon when & new champion of the 8-12-year-old, class is crowned. Economy Champ! CORONCT WIWT 4-MOR SEOAfl SpaciRcolioni and tquipm**! jub/«l to chongt w/lAoul nolle*. Grueling 1206-mile Mobilgas Economy Run proves Dodge outstanding economy: 1 Dodge V-8 wins its class ... beats all other cars in the "low-medium" price range. O Dodge V-8 beats all other 8'a in every price class... takes top honors over all eight-cylinder cars in Sweepstakes. You'll know you have a winner when you see and drive the '53 Dodge. You've Got to Drive it to Believe it! DEPENDABLE Prices start below many modelt in the "lowest priced" field! DODGE V-EIGHT OR SIX TUNE IN MEDALLION THEATRE EVERY WEEK ON CBS-TV... 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