The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 1, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPT. 1,' 1988 Ted Williams Puts Skids Under Indians By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sports Writer Just when it looked as If the Cleveland Indians might really be started on a desperation dash toward the American League pennant, along carne Ted Williams Almost everybody has been conceding the flag to the New York Yankees for quit" a snell But the Yanks have shown a tendency to stumble and after the Indians scalped them in three straight last week some folks, including Yankee Manager Casey Stengel, foresaw trouble. season. The old mark was 122. At Philadelphia, the nedlegs ex It was generally felt that nothtn short of a sensational winm'n streak would bring the Indian anything like close. Hopes wer still rising, however, on the shore of Lake Erie last night as the Trib took a six-game winning siren' into battle with the Boston Re' Sox. Boston pushed over single run In the second and third inning and Cleveland answered back witr a lonesome tally in the sixth. The the Sox put two men on base ir parked one high into the uppe the seventh and Williams promptl; right field deck of the spacioui Municipal stadium. It was his seventh home run in the fou weeks since he's been out of the Marine Corps. Boston went on and won 6-4 pushing Cleveland 10 'A games back of the Yankees, who weren't sched uled. Mathematically the Tribe could still make it with 25 games left to play. But it will be just that much harder, due to Terrible Ted from Boston. The other American action last night was confined to the second division. Bobo Newsom, who's been around since dad was a lad, won his 200th American League game, a 10-4 decision for the Philadelphia Athletics over Detroit. Only 11 other hurlers ever have won that many in the American League. Detroit won the first game of the twi - night 9-1, and Washington edged St. Louis 4-3. In the National League, Brooklyn's homer - happy Dodgers whipped St. Louis 6-3, Cincinnati won a pair from Philadelphia 12-6 and 7-5. and New York smothered the Chicago Cubs 13-4. Milwaukee and Pittsburgh had the day off. The Brooklyn victory moved the Dodgers 10!^ games ahead of Milwaukee with 24 games remaining. Newsom's teammates got him a 9-0 lead and he wns in trouble only once—in the fifth inning— when he gave up three runs including a home run by Freddie Hutchinson, the Detroit manager who took over the pitching chores from loser Ted Gray in the third. Brooklyn hit three home runs against the Cardinals — two by Duke Snider, who raised his month's total to 15, only one short of the National League record, and one by Gil Hodges. Roy Campanella set a National League record for runs batted in by a catcher -when he hammered across a pair, giving him a total of 124 for 1 the ploded for nine runs In the sixth inning to win the first game and fought back from a three-run deficit to capture the nightcap despite three Philadelphia homers. Granny Hamner hit a grand slam home run for the Phils in the first game other homer with one man aboard. The Cubs and Giants, playing In 97 degree heat, attracted only~l,702 paying customers to the Polo Grounds in the only major league day game. The sparse gathering was the smallest of the year in New York. Jim Rhodes and Daryl Spencer contributed homers to the 14-hit Giant attack on four Cub pitchers. Ole Miss Begins Quest For Needed Talent OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Coach Johnny Vaught has begun to fill the almost jinxed quarterback berth in Mississippi's split-T offense. The post was filled in fine style last year by Jimmy Lear, who, engineered Ole Miss to an unbeaten season and " MANTLE ELUDES TURSUEKS — Attempting to score from third base on Irv Norden's infield grounder, New York Yankees Center Fielder Mickey Mantle (center) finds himself trapped between Chicago White Sox Catcher Sherm Lollar (left) and Third Baseman Connie Ryan in first inning of first game of twin bill in Chicago. Mantle returned safely to third, but discovered Yogi Berra also on bag. Berra was called out when both runners were tagged by White Sox Shortstop Chico Carrasquel. (AP Wirephoto) Sugar Bowl bid. Golf'sAmateurs Qualify for US Championship NEW YORK W) — Qualifying ounds for the United States Ama- eur Golf Championship will lie -,ckte in 36 sites around the coun- ,ry today and when the grind Is jver 177 players will have made it. The championship is scheduled for he Oklahoma City Golf and Coun- ry Club, Oklahoma City from Sept. 4 through Sept. 19. The total field will be 200. Twen- y-three players, including defend- ng champion Jack Westland of Sverett, Wash., and five other ormer tltlists, were among those r ho do not have to qualify. Seattle held its sectional quall- -•ing round yesterday, a day ahead f the others. The qualifiers in- 'uded former Washington Amateur hampion Eddie Draper with a 702—1« and John Wood with a 761—147. Wood had to gain his spot n a sudden death playoff with Ernie ohnson. Larry Rose of Niagara Falls, N.Y., owled games of 155, 158, 147 for a 60 total. Exactly one week later he owled the identical scores in the ame order. But Lear was graduated in the spring. Vaught Is left with two players up from the freshman team, Eagle Day and Houston Patton, and an untried junior squadman, Bobb; Jenkins. Vaught may borrow a bit o strategy from Oklahoma's Bud Wilkinson, when W.ilklnson los star quarterback Jack Mitchell after the 1049 Sugar Bowl. He shifted halfback Darrell Royal to quarterback and Royal responded by leading the Sooners to anot Sugar Bowl. Lose 15 Starters Lea Paslay, a junior halfback who can run and throw, may figure in Vaught's quarterback plans. Mississippi lost 5 of its 22 starters from last year's two- platoon team. And Vaught faces Jie same question as most coaches —whether returning specialists can master double-duty football. The only offensive holdovers among the offensive regulars are center Ed Beatty and fullback Harol Lofton. Prom the defensive starters, the returning players are ;uard Crawford Minis, tackle Henry Linton, end Edd Tate Parker, lalfback Jimmy Patton and line- lacker Pete Mangum, listed as a fullback. Major losses are All-America ,ackle Kline Gilbert, halfbacks Wilson Dillard and Dick Westerman, three of the five guards who shared starting roles, and defensive end James Mask. Football Preyiew — Experts Rate Ohio State Over Michigan State To Top Big Ten * Second of a Series By MURRAY OLDERHAM NEA Staff Correspondent COLUMBUS, 0. — (NEA) — Here on High Street, where coaches turn over with th? frequency of an insomniac. Wooay Hayes of Ohio State is in an unevmble spot. Folks expect the Buckeyes to win the Big Ten title, Michigan State notwithstanding. They collide Nov. 7. It figures, too. The Bucks are loaded with a rugged, veteran line and a high-powered backfield. Captain and tackle George Jacoby is a resounding linesweeper. In John Borton, they have possibly the finest college T-quarterback. a record-setting passer, fine punter and dangerous runner. Two seasons ago he broke in as a linebacker. The catch, if any, must reside in ' Hayes himself. Entering his third, year of big-time coaching, the voluble Hayes still must prove his ability to win consistently. Any faltering, and Michigan State, carrying an unbeaten skein of 24 and now a full-fledged conference participant, will trot off with the title. Let's say run, with the super-charged pony backfield of Probable All-Big Ten E—Rocky Ryan,. Illinois E—Joe Collier, Northwestern T—George Jacoby, Ohio State T—Bob Lenzini, Illinois G—Fred Treztoso, Purdue G—Bob Braniff, Michigan State C—Dick O'Shaughnossy, Jlich. Q—John Bnrlon, Ohio State II—Paul Giel, Minnesota T—Billy Wells, Michigan State F—Alan Ameche, Wisconsin Tommy Yewcic, Billy Wells, Leroy Bolden and Evan Slonac intact. The puzzle is: Can ± quartet averaging 172 and well under six feet hold its own on defense now that platoons are extinct? Michigan, dormant fnr a couple of seasons, is a sleeper. Sophomore BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn — Milwaukee .. Philadelphia St. Louis New York .. Cincinnati ... Chicago Pittsburgh ... 40 51 59 58 68 73 80 95 .692 .611 .553 .547 .411 .443 .385 .301 lO'/j 18 19 28 321,4 40 52 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York ... Chicago Cleveland ... Boston Washington .. Philadelphia . Detroit St. Louis 43 52 54 60 67 79 83 86 .667 .600 .585 .545 .486 .397 .366 .348 151-2 22 35 39 41 '4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Nnshvllle .... Memphis — Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock .. Mobile 59 64 .559 65 .552 64 .549 70 .521 73 .493 77 .469 80 .444 84 .413 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 13, Chicago 4 Cincinnati 12-7, Philadelphia 6-5 Brooklyn 6, St. Louis 3 Only games quarterback Louie Baldaccl, a 205- pounder of Akron, holds a clue to success or failure. Hard-working Ted Kress gets all the publicity at left half, but the best back on the team is wingback Tony Braniff. Purdue has a muscular line, but possible mediocrity in the hack- field, where veteran Roy Evans or newcomer Froncie Guttman must jsupplant Dale Samuels at quarter-; 'back and fullback Max Schmaling! must learn how to play defense. Minnesota has magnificent Paul i Giel, an All-America halfback, but a knee operation on wingback Bob McNiimava could sink the Gophers. Wisconsin also Is hurting because a broken leg shelved quarterback Jim Haluska, who guided the Badgers to the Rose Bowl. Fullback Alan Ameche, ol course, hurts opponents. Youth may hamper or help Illinois, depending on how quickly a batch of good-looking sophomores acclimate themselves to the pressure of Big Ten play. There's solid- AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 4, St. Louis 3 Boston 6, Cleveland 3 Detroit 9-4, Philadelphia 7-10 Only games SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 9. Atlanta 0 Memphis 8. Little Rock 6 Mobile 10, New Orleans 5 (Only games scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Brooklyn—Presko 5-11) vs. Roe (9-2) Chicago at New York—Church 7-7) vs. Maglie (8-8) Only games AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicago Ford (155) vs. Trucks (18-6) Boston at Cleveland—Nixon (4-5> or Parnell (17-8) vs. Wynn (15-10) Philadelphia at Detroit—Fricano (7-8) vs. Garver (9-10) Only games SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Birmingham Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis New Orleans at Mobile Wins First Time GASTONIA, N. C. (.-P|—Miles F. Hamrick, Jr., 25, never had seen the Gastonia Rockets of the Tri- League play baseball but happened to go the night the Optomist Club was giving away a new car. Hamrick payed $1 for a ticket to see the game—and also won the car! One of the prize feats in Joe Culmone's career .as a jockey was that of winning eix races in one day at Bowie. ity of performance in end Rocky Ryan and tackle Bob Lenzini. Iowa also is rebuilding with what Forest Evashevskl calls a "helluva fine •52 freshman team." Indiana has so many new faces that evefi Bevnie Crimmtns scarcely knows what he's got. Northwestern has a pass and a prayer. The passing's done by quarterback Dick Thomas to end Joe collier; the praying by Bob Voigts. Probable team rankings: Ohio Slate, Michigan Slate, Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota, Wlcsonsln, Illinois, Iowa, Inrtlana, Northwestern. NEXT: The Bljr Seven. to Play ! Texas Tonight II n Memphis The Nortjieast Arkansas Little League All-Star team will play the Houston, Texas baseball team tonight In West Memphis. With the All-Star aggregation from NEA will be Ed Weldon, Ray Mann, Jr. and Jack Morse of Osceola. Weldon is a pitcher and shortstop, Mann is a catcher and first baseman and Morse is located at the hot corner. After the game tonight the West Memphis Little League team with a couple of additional players gotten from the league will journey to Houston for a three day-three game .series. Weldon from Osceola will be one of the players making the trek to the Big State. CoachSeesNo Chick Reserve A dim and discouraging view of the overall football situation in Blytheville was taken last night by Coach Russell Mosley in a talk at the regular meeting of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. With hard work and no Injuries, least as far as tni starting team is prospects for the 1953 edition of the ( concerned, Coach Mosley indicat- Chicks are somewhat brighter, at ed. "We'll field a pretty good first eleven, "-he said, but beyond that the picture is rather dark, though several boys up from last year's B squad and from Junior High are expected to fill some of the large gaps in the reserve strength. The most dismal part of the picture, according to both Coach Mosley and Line Coach Bill Stancil, who also spoke briefly, are pros- Pans at Memorial Auditorium's | pects for the school's future foot- bouts last night got their money's ball fortunes. Lack of interest on the part of boys, in both Junior and Senior High Schools, in playing football has cut the squad size in the past few years and threatens to reduce it even more in the future unless Ring Fans See Bonus Bout Last Night worth in wrestling—a triple head- The near capacity crowd watched Rex Mobley defeat Chief Big Heart in the opening bout; then Miss Carol Cook beat Miss Ruth Boatcallie in the women's match. And then, as an extra added attraction. Promoter Mike Meroney bout wasn't Tigers Beat Promised Land BylltoJ LDXCRA — The Luxora Tieers, making their last scheduled home Promoter Mike Meroney quickly appearance of the season here Sun- arranged the third bout, day, played their twenty-fifth con- The women's bout wa something is done to halt the trend. Coach Mosley indicated his fear that the football program may have to be abandoned unless the threw In another bout between the! trend j s changed, popular Farmer Jones and Mobley. Jones was victorious in the single fall bout. The Jones-Mobley scheduled until after the bouts had started. Jones was passing through Blytheville enroute to fill a book- ins tonight so he. and his pet Mexican pig. stopped to see the matches. posting win number thirteen. against Promised Land (Rt. 2, Bty- theville, 11-7. Sparky Watts, former Tiger hurler of Memphis, now on furlough from Army service, toed the mound for Luxora. spacing nine hits, and fanning an even dozen batsmen. Charley Johnson paced the locals with three hits for four official trips, and Phillips, Blytheville hortstop. garnered three for five. The third was the big inning for both teams, Blytheville posting three runs in that frame, and Lux- rough affair with Miss Cook coming back to take the final two falls after losing the first. In the other men's bout Mobley defeated Big Heart in- the first and third falls to claim victory. ora countering with five in their half. Kimble was the loser in the contest. The Luxorans have three games remaining on their schedule, all away from home on consecutive Sundays, resuming series with Dy- He cited the recently formed Booster Club as a step in the right direction and urged all to participate in its efforts to stimulate new interests in the high school grid program. With only 23 boys out full-scale scrimmages have not been run in practice yet, Coach Mosley said, though contact work in blocking and tackling is underway, and half- line scrimmage work is being done. Lack of depth in the center of the line and at the quarterback position are biggest problems to b# faced. Mosley indicated. . Blytheville plays its first gamg ,« of the season here Friday, Sept. vj 11, against Osceola. The following week the Chicks play host to North Little Rock, and Coach Mosley is confident they will put up a better showing than last year'a 25-0 drubbing. Efforts are still being made to schedule Jonesboro, and indications appear good for a game with th» Golden Hurricane by the 1951 sea- ersburg, Lepanto, and Blytheville. | son. Coach Mosley said. A treat worth repeating! 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