The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1953 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, AUG. 25,1953 BLYTHEVILTJS (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS We Need Help -Players Say NEW YORK (AP) — Major league baseball entered a new era today with an official hired spokesman assigned to deal with club owners on behalf of the players. J3ut just how much good the players* representative j r .„„,, ...».»,. QVUU ***w K^dJ V* it I. Cl/lCOCllittLlYC would do was fogged in a maze of statements and counter if aromanf t> i statements.. Commissioner Ford seemed unimpressed with the ac tion of the players, who hired J Norman Lewis, a New York law . , to handle their dealings with their bosses. Asked what the players had Rained by hiring a counsel, Frlck shrugged: "As far as I can see, nothing." Ralph Kinor. the Chicago Cubs slugger, and Allie Reynolds, New York Yankees 'pitcher, as the res pective player representatives of their leagues, probably the most In strumental big leaguers in bringing about the move- Said KIner: "We hired him mainly as a counsel, not as a representative." Reynolds was more explicit. "We were not getting the job done ourselves," he said, "so we decided on a lawyer to help us. We want him to sit in on meetings with the club owners and present our side of the case." The players' side consists mainly of forcing an increase In the minimum wage, now $5,000 per year, eliminating night games on getaway days and dropping night games from the spring training schedules. Just how far the-baseball brass will be willing to go with Lewis remained a moot question. This Is the first time the owners have been I with the problem of having > talk to their hirelings through a legal mind. Baseball's executive council held a meeting yesterday at Prick's office and if battle lines were drawn, it would have to go down as a victory for the bigwigs because Lewis was barred. Lewis did have- a two-hour conference with Frick, William Harridge, president of the American League, and Warren Giles, president of the National League after the meeting broke up. There wasn't much question but that Lewis had hoped to attend the meeting, but Prick was quick to close the gates., "Under no circumstances can any attorney attend a council meeting except by special invitation," said Frick. "And I have no intention of inviting anyone who is not a member of baseball," he added pointedly. Bauball't Untung— PAGE SEVENT- Delsing Throws Weight As Tigers' Solid Cleanup Hitter .. < Arkansas Sporttttes By MURRAY OLOERMAN NEA Surf Cornfpondent name, "Jimmy Delsing." butted Into the account. NEW YORK (NEA)-Ted Lyoni, It's hardly a common name in the old pitching mantro coaching the American League, although :he Tigers, slouched back on the Jimmy's been around for three sea- Jed in his hotel room ind began sons and parts of a couple of others, spieling with his fingers the rea- He's worn . the uniforms of four sons behind the recent surge of the cities — Chicago. ' New York St n °'"" -'-- Louis. Detroit. He's been a well regarded center fielder, but one who never quite •truck the imagination as a regular major leaguer. Detroit can't fathom why. » • * For the Tigers, whom he joined i waivers from St. Louis last August, he's been a solid ball player, so steady as a matter of fact that he supplanted Walt Dropo ,»» the cleanup bater against right- hand pitching. , "He doesn't look the same now," said Ted. "He's 15 or 20 pounds heavier with powerful wrists, and he can come around on the ball and hit the long one." / "His timing and swing have Im- PEL6ING A AROUHO THE AMERICA*! LSA&UE, ... HE. *PROUTZ!5 15 EXTKA POUND* TO BECOME A fOLID 1BO- MU6C.L& INTO THKDtTHOIT CLEANUP 0-rve* ME. A HEFTY WALLOP proved," said Freddie Hutchinson It's quite a tribute to Delsing because once he was os anemic looking. Lyons sent him to a doctor That was when Ted managed the White Sox and Delsing rookie. "This happens to a lot of players when they older." 'Older" is relative. Jimmy's .. now and reaching his peak. Until this season his best season in the majors was 1950. when he batted .269 as a part-time performer for the Yanks and Browns. As a center fielder, there are few better in the league than the stock- ily built native of Rudolph. WIs. He can go back or charge a ball and gets his throws away for distance, quickly and accurately. He also can run—and prefers to do it on the base paths. That's what will 'Iceep him around. Bead Courier News Classified Ads. Eagles, Rams Have No Big Standouts ..By CARL BELL LITTLE BOCK Ml — Pro football will ' have to stand on Its own merits in Arkansas this year. That is, the Sept. 12 engagement between the Philadelphia Eagles nnd the Los Angeles Rams at Little Rock, will have to depend strictly on the brand of football the two teams play to attract the paying customers. The Eagles no longer have deer- footed Clyde Scott, the ex-Razor- )ack ace, to romp before the hoMe- 'olks in Arkansas. And, now that he Rnms have cut loose College of the Ozarks hero Fritz Ehrens. here isn't an Arkansan with either of the combatants for this year's exhibition. Home Talent There is the growing; suspicion hat the idea ,of seeing the popular Scott in action again was responsi- )le for a lot of folks turning out n numbers of 20.000 and more for he four previous pro games In Little Rock. The play for pay tilts have failed to stir up enough interests in other Mid-South cities to keep going, Little Rock being the only one to have an exhibition go this year. Scott, of course, wasn't the only Individual drawing card for the Little Rock pro games of the. past. The Eagles have sported former Razorbacks Geno Mazzant! and Billy Hlx, and the Detroit Lions who showed their wares here prior to winning the National Football League championship last fall included U. of A. grad Pat Summerall. While the home grown talent undoubtedly was a big factor in establishing the popularity of professional football in Arkansas, it viay be that the paying customers have seen and learned enough about it to want more of the same. One Chance It's the once-a-year chance to see some of the best in the business, Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Wallace Bud Smith, 141. Cincinnati, stopped Charity Splcer, 146, Philadelphia, t. New Orleans—Ralph Dupas, 131 >4 New Orleans, outpointed Brt»n Kelly, 136'i, Niagara Falls. Ont, I. Newark, N. J. - Hein Ten Halt, 223, Germany, stopped Jlnun? Rousse, 195, Troy, N. Y. 5. Van Brocklin, Tom Fears, Glenn Davis and Lcroy Hirsch and Eagles Adrian Burk, Steve Van Buren »nd Pete Pihos perform. War Memorial Stadium, which sponsors the annual attraction, certainly Isn't expecting to low money this year. Profits from the pro games have taken care of paying the interest on stadium bonds. Nevertheless, you may look for the Chicago Bears, with their abundance of Arkansas talent, to be one of the principals in the 18M show. Bruins John Hoffman, Fred Williams, Kayo Dottley and Muscles Campbell will do plenty to swell the gate receipts. Memorial Stadium Manager Allan Berry never announces th« setting for next year's game until his year's is played. You c«n bet, lowever, that his recent trip to md more than a few will be on Chicago wasn't just for the purposn land to watch Rams like Norm of seeing the All-star game Farmer, Chief Win |4Dn Other's Fouls Ifc took ,a referee's disqualification but 'Farmer Jones and Chief Big Heart walked off last night with top honors in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Jones and Big Heart were awarded the decision when Referee Butch Boyette stopped the wild affair after 10 minutes of the third round and disqualified toughies Walter Sirois and Rex Mobley. * Mobley and Sirois had things go-, Ing pretty much their way when Referee Boyette stepped in. His action was prompted by Mobley's fis- tic attack on him when he attempted to break Mobley's hold on Farmer Jones.' The rough stuff started In the preliminary bouts and spread to the main event. In the first fall of the tag match, Chief Big Heart defeated Mobley after nine minutes with his famed bow and arrow hold.. Mobley returned to take the second match in 10 minutes by pinning Jones. In the two preliminary bouts Mobley defeated Big Heart and s won over Sirois. UNRUFFLED—What appears ,to be a length of silken ruffle is actually a blazing bar, confronting a horse of Stockholm's crack police cavalry. The horse must leap the barrier without fear in order to qualify for a .spot with the mounted nolice. Maybe Leo Can Decide by April By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) - Horace Stonham only added to the confusion in giving Leo Durocher a new two-year Perhaps Owner Stoneham's line of thinking is that if Durocher starts now maybe he can make up his mind by next April. That would take a tremendous load off the harassed hired hands who have been shifted from one ' position to another until they're not quite sure what park they're in. The Giants, who promised so much at the offset, have given an excellent imitation of a bunch of blokes playing musical chairs to the accompaniment of an off-key organ grinder. Athletes ' Who spent their baseball lives learning their trade ' were forced to start all over at strange posts, I three key men shuttling between three and four positions, not knowing where they would be from day to day, not to mention from inning to inning. It became necessary for Whitey Lockman to carry two gloves with him at all times. Added to MlJ " poor Alvin Dark's woes at shortstop and second and third bases were balls rlcochetting off left and right field walls. And the worst may be yet to come. The ink wasn't dry on Durocher's new agreement when he said: "I may start fooling around •pretty soon, experimenting with some of the fellows." ANYONE WHO HAS paid the slightest attention to the New York National this season wonders what Durocher thinks he has been doing all the while. e The best line written on the plight of the Giants since Durocher took over Is that no training season Is long enough for him. It might well be added that no season is long enough for the Lip, who this trip doesn't know where he is in mid-August. Walter O'Malley easily could be right when he says that giving a manager a contract for more than one year is bad business. "There are times," adds the president of the Dodgers, "when I am convinced It shouldn't run more than a day." An unusual slant is that the man.gers of the second, third and fifth place Nation*! League clubs have been given contracts lor more than one year, whereas Charley Dressen, well headed toward making it two straight with the Brooks, toils from year to year. So does every other pilot in the majors. GOOD BALL. PLAYERS are hard to find, but managers are a dime a dozen. The principal reason most managers work on a year to year basis is that paying one for not managing is expensive, especially when he collects from J50.000 to 160,000 per annum, as does Durocher. Some pretty fair managers have been paid for not managing, Casey Stengel, the current Yankee genius, »mong them. Max Carey was another paid for not managlnlg the Superbas, although, a lot of baseball men contended that the old base stealing champion was recompensed for that even when he worked at it. Rogers Hornsby rlgm now Is being paid for not managing the Browns ' Well, anyway, Durocher will be paid to manager the Oi.nts for two more campaigns. This out of the way, the most cheerful note Is that Willie Mays will be back in the spring. 4 That will help Leo Durocher male* up his mind. The greatest of shake-well systems wouldn't shake Willie Mays out of center field and the middle of the batting order. THE BIGGEST BARGAIN YOUR BUDGET CAN FIND! Mercury sets new marks in production and sales—now offers you bigger selections, a better deal, and top trade-in value for the future! Figure it any way you want to. Real car value begins and ends with smart style. That's why people buy Mercury new—and why more and more people want used Mercurys, too. And when you back great style with slill greater performance, it means you've got the car you want now—and the car most used car buyers will go for later—the beautiful Mercury! One look tellf you why. 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