The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 26, 1953
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£ AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AI5K.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUG. M, 19SS 11 Hurlers Can Reach 20 Win Philadelphia but most of them will need Lady Luck on their the By BEN PHI.KOAR Ap Sports Writer At least 11 pitchers still nurse liopes^ of joining Robin Roberts of Phillies as. 20-game winners this season, u ~' ' side to make the grade. , , . . With less than five weeks to play, even Roberts, who at one sla^e looked a gooc bet to win 30, will probably consider himself extremely fortunate if ho comes close to hi: last year's total of 28. world champion-! Ihvourii 10 in nini'.s but lire yanks pushed acres four in the nth. tlir™ on a bases loaded, Uvo-oiit double by Gil Me Dougakl. Pierce was bi-atni by home run: by a pair of fiirmi-r Chicago team mates, Gus y.cnual unii Dave Phil icy. Zernhil In' two, one of then with a man Mjuard. and Philley hit one. 'Mi' 1 Wluti 1 Sox managed only two bits, .smulcs by Nellie Pox ami Sliemi r.i.llar. off the com bined offfrinirs "I Joe Coleman and Morris Mariui. Portcriieid hosted Lemon wltl the help of come heavy Washingtor hittiiif; In Hi'. 1 first and fourth in nlngs. Jim liu--i)<- hit a three-rut homer in the first. The strong-armed right-hander posted victory No. 21 last night, iust one day shy of two weeks after winning No. 20. Between times he Jailed in two starts before handcuffing Milwaukee on five hits for a C-l decision. Closest to him to either league is lefty Warren Spnhn .of • the Braves^ who won his 18th Sunday. Five of the other 10 hopefuls worked last night. Carl Erskine of Brooklyn, Gerry Staley of the St. Louis Cardinals and Bob Porterfield of "Washington :ill won their 16th games, silly Pierce of the Chicago White Sox failed in his bid for No. 17 and Bob Lemon of Cleveland was beaten trying for his 18th. Close Behind Harvey Haddix of the Cardinals pitching his first full season, goes after his nth victory today again: the New York Giants. The other? with a chance all are in the American League—Mel Parnell of Boston and Virgil Trucks of Chicago with 17 each and Whitey Ford 01 New York and Mike Garcia of Cleveland' with 15 apiece. Roberts' success last night enabled the Phillies to break even since the Braves took the second game 6-2. Brooklyn split a pair with Chicago, losing 3-1 and winning 6-5. The Diants beat the Cardinals 3-0 and lost 9-2. Cincinnati won two from Pittsburgh 8-6 and 9-8. In the American League, the Yankees picked up a game on the White Sox and now lead by 9'/2. New York edged Detroit 6-3 In 11 Innings. Chicago lost to Philadelphia 4-2. Washington beat Cleveand 8-4. Boston and St. Louis weren't scheduled. Eddie Mathews of Milwaukee hit his 40th home run in the first game off Boberts. In the nightcap Lew Burdette, who already had the best percentage record in the league, won his 13th against two losses. Erskine owed his success against Chicago to Jackie Robinson's two home runs. The Brooklyn pitcher was lifted for a pinch hitter while trailing 4-1 but the, man who batted for him, Wayne Belardi, started a rally which netted five runs—three of them on a home run by Robinson. In the first game, Clyde McCullough doubled home one run and homered with one on for the other two as the Cubs won their first game in Brooklyn this season. Staley found things easy at the Polo Grounds, where the fumbling Giants committed five errors, Ruben Gomez tamed the Cardinals on four hits for his 11th victory and third shutout in the opener. Clutch home runs by Bob Borkowski in the first game and Roy McMillan in Ui£ second i-uve Cincinnati a sweep at Pittsburgh. The Pirates became the first club in either league to lose 90 games this year but they ore almost certain to better their dismal m-ord of last season. AH they need are two victories in their remaining 22 games. Detroit, which seems to play n little better against the Yankees than against the rest of the teams, stayed on even terms with the BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost 1'c.l. Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia St. Louis ... New York .. Ccininnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh . 85 77 . 69 67 58 56 47 41 .686 .611 .552 .549 .472 .448 .382 .311 9 16'A 17 " 20',4 29'A 37-/J, 48 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York .. Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington . Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... 84 75 70 10 61 50 45 42 .883 .605 .560 .550 .484 .407 .366 .333 14 15'/ 2 24 '/i 34 39 43 ii SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ' Won Lost Pet. Behind Nashville .... Atlanta Memphis — Birmingham . Mew Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock .. Mobile 65 .572 .559 .551 .525 .480 .460 .441 .404 2 3 G'/i 12 15'/2 18 23 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LISAGUE Chicago 3-5 Brooklyn 1-6 Philadelphia 6-2 Milwaukee 1-6 New York 3-2 St. Louis 0-9 Sports Roundup — Aussies Take Spoil From U S Tennis Players By GATLE TALBOT FOREST HILLS, N. Y. I/PI — A thoroughly confused group of Am- officials are gathered here, awaiting the start of the National Championships on Saturday and wondering what, if anythlni can be done about breaking Australia's stranglehold on a game in which Uncle Sam once-held world domain. They are fresh from Watching the Aussie pickup pair of Rex Hartwig and Mervyn Rose crush our best doubles teams in the championships at Boston. And two weeks before that they had sat glumly at South Orange while the visitors' singles aces took turns whacking our boys about. Now they don't know what to think. U.S. Has Change "In m ymind," said Aldvick Man Jr., the head of our Davis Cup committee, "it comes down to whether Tony Tr.ibert can play himself back into the form he had in 1951, when he carried Frank Sedgman to five sets in the Nationals here. If Tony can, after two yours in the service and virtually out of the game, then we'll have a good chance of winning the cup back this winter at Melbourne. Tony looked great in spots at Newport." If there is a pattern to the official thinking, that seems to be it. Tvnbert must become a really top player again, and up to this point tiie heavy-logged youngster from Cincinnati has been a big disappointment. He still believes in himself, but he has others wondering. Among the latter is Mercer Beasley, the noted coach. Wariiiup Needed "I've told Tony he must work a whole lot harder than he has been," Beasley aid. "He must get out here and warm himself up for an hour or more before a match, the way Harry Hopman makes his Cincinnati 8-3 Pittsburgh 6-8 AMF.KICAN LEAGUE New York 6, Detroit 3 (11 ! nings) Philadelphia •!. Chicago 2 Washington 8, Cleveland 4 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 4, New Orleans 3 Chattanooga 4, Memphis 1 Nashville 22-12. Little Bock 6-3 Mobile 5-11, Birmingham 4-3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn—Church (*!• 7) vs Loes (12-51 Milwaukee at Philadelphia—Sur- kont (11-5) or Buhl (10-6) bs Drew. (6-!)) St. Louis at New York—Haddix (10-5) vs HRtivu (1-8) Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Chicago—Kellnei (10-iai vs. Fornielics (8-4) New York at Detroit—Sain (11- Aussies do, instead of showing up maybe five minutes before he is due to play. "I asked him if he could do >' this." The veteran mentor rolled ' his shoulders like a hula dancer I "And you know what — lit { couldn't." Such little things as that, we gathered, are important. .In C Trii'schmann is n newly nut ti i nt foi llu Bhthcurio Col. Jim Bishop, the tall presi- [ branch of Metropolitan Life Insur dent of the U. S. Lawn Tennis As ance company. Having recently at- soqlatlon was able io offer no veal t mjl d M( [( , m s t (lh solution to the dilemma facing the cup selection committee. He con ceded readily that things look none too promising at the moment, but point out cheerily that tennis for tunes have a way of changing from week to week. He offered no estimate of when they might veer again in our direction. i noil f i lime Lift U ilth and P t 1 ui >n in in i nrp Mi TiiLsi Kinn is a member of the Masonic 1 Lotl^e, the Me I hot! is t Church and the Lions Club. A long time iv.sidont. of Blythmllc 1 , he now resides at (107 West Walnut Street. for only $•497 ROUND TRIP (plus U.S. lax) MID-SOUTH FA AND LIVESTOCK SHOW MEMPHIS • September 24 Ihro October 3 Be sure to visit the Greyhound Exhibit NO TRAFFIC WORRIES NO PARKING PROBLEMS for information about convenient schcdul ancf (aW foros, visit or phone GREYHOUND TERMINAL 103 N. Fifl.h 1'hnnc Mil Lewis Shifts Attack To Commissioner NEW YORK «l — j. Norman Lewis, the new lawyer of the major league baseball players, today shifted his attack from the club owners to Commissioner Ford Frick. In fact, he says, Frick went back on his word, "1 don't mind him insulting me." Lewis said. "But it's really the players he's insulting." Lewis was unhappy because he was not permitted to attend the meeting of baseball's Executive Council on Monday. "That was a direct breach of an agreement I made with Frick." he said. "I hud a letter from his attorney Inviting me to the meeting nnd he cnlled me on August 18 about the matter." Lewis has been hired 'by the players to handle their demands to (he owners. Allie Reynolds of the New York Yankees and Ralph Kiner of the Chicago Cuhs, the player representatives, had been acting as spokesmen for the players. The next meeting of tha Executive Council is scheduled for early October during world series time, and, unless Frick changes his mind Lewis will not attend. After barring Lewis from Monday's meeting, Frick said he had no intention of inviting any "outsiders." The players reportedly are asking a higher minimum wage over All-American High School Tilt Tonight MEMPHIS (/P>— East meets Wesl tonight In the fifth annual "All- America" High School All-Stai Football game. The East, yet to lose is rated a slight favorite. Both teams will use the T-!or- mation. The East's starting line-up averages 206 pounds, the West's 199. A wide-open game, with plenty of passing, is expected. Quarterbacking the East will be John Balack of Drew, Miss.; for the West it will be Ronnie Knox of Santa Monica, Calif. The players, considered some of the best in the nation, represent 25 states, including Arkansas. The Mississippi River roughly divides the two teams. Pair weather is predicted with the temperature around 70. Game time is 8:15 p.m. (CST). ii) or Miller (2-1) vs Gray (7-12) Washington at Cleveland—Stobbs (9-0) vs Hoskins (5-3) Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Atlanta Mobile at Birmingham Memphis at Chattanooga Little Bock at Nashville (2) Foxes Were Outfoxed NORWALK, Conn. Iff) — Pretty foxy, these foxes. Two of them hung: around a large coop until a heavy rain washed out a hole beneath the wire fence. Then they slipped in and killed 388 pheasants being raised by the Norwalk Rod and Gun club for stocking purposes. Club members proved equally foxy. They hung around the hole until the foxes re-appeared. Two well aimed shots finished the marauders. the present $5,000 and elimination of night games before getaway days. Asked to comment on Lewis' complaints as to his treatment on Monday, Frlsck said: "No comment." Musial Behind Red in Batting By JOE KEICIILER NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Musial, six-time National League batting champion, hasn't given up hope of adding this year's title to his collection, but he fears time may be running out on him. ' The great St. Louis Cardinals' looked about thoughtfully and shook outfielder, after a wretched first half season, picked up speed in the second half to boost his mark by some 60 points. But today, with only 30 games remaining, he Btill finds himself 25 points behind teammate Red Schoendienst. Despite his .315 mark, Stan is far from, satisfied with his -work Ihis season. 'I haven't been able to go on a real tear all season," Musial complained. "There haven't been many days when Ive gotten three or more hits In a game. In fact, I don't remember making four hits in a single game all year. Two hits per game seems to be my limit. I don't know why, either. I've felt fine all year." Musial feels the only way he ;an overtake the eight batters in ront of him Is by breaking loose with a series of four or five consecutive three-hit days. Before the season began, Musial predicted a figure of .340 would ead the league in batting. He still .hinks that's what he will have to lit to pace the field. That means j le will have to belt the ball at approximately a .400 clip the rest if the way. "That's a tall order," he said. 'It means I cannot afford more han two or three hitiess days from now on. ,It hasn't been a good year 'or me. Musial, owner of a .346 lifetime mark that began back in 1941, his head. "It's quite a strain battling for the championship year after year," he said. "Every year you've got somebody else to worry about. The more I think of it, the more I wonder how Ty Cobb was able to win all those batting tilts. Twelve batting championships for one guy nine in succession. Imagine that!" Robin Roberts of the Phillies and Gerry Staley of the Cardinals have each defeated every other National League club at least once this sea- Pemiscot Tournament Starts Monday The PemiEcot County Softball Tournament will be held at Holland, Mo., Monday Aug. 11 through Friday. Schools that have entered boy and girl teams are Bragg City, Braggododo, Cooter, Decring, Hayward, Holland, Steele and Warden. First second and third place trophies will be awarded in both boy and girl divisions. There will be four games on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday beginning at 5 in the afternoon. Two games are scheduled on Thursday and Friday afternoons at 6. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles — Joey Cam, 129, Boston, outpointed Reuben Smith, 128; Los Angeles, 10. 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