The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 1, 1953
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 1953 BI.YTIIEVn.I.E (ARK.V COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVTH Bobo Newsom Wins 200th Baseball Game By JOE FALLS '' DETROIT (AP) — 1928 was an odd year the world over. In Washington, D. C., Miss Mildred Mercior fried an egg on the Capitol steps. In Denby Dale, England, some 20,000 Britishers baked a 3 1/2 ton potato pie. >' And in Raleigh, N. C., a 21-year-old youngster named Louis Norman Newsom broke into organized baseball as a pitcher. Miss Mercier and those pie-minded Britishers rinve since faded from the headlines but Louis Norman Newsom—better call him bo- bo now—is still going strong. This is Bobo Newsom's 25th season as an active player, and the rotund, 46-year-old right-hander of the Philadelphia Athletics is still setting records. He won his 200th American League game last night, huffing and puffing to a 10-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. He gave up 11 hits. "My arm doesn't hurt a bit. I'm ready' to pitch again tomorrow, said the balding Newsom, who has worked for nine major league teams—many of them more than once. Says Manager Jimmy Dykes of the A's: "The guy is the eighth wonder of the world. Why, he even makes me feel young. Think I'll play second base tomorrow." It was Newsom's first start of the season—and old Bobo made the most of it in snapping the A's six- game losing streak. He was at his Why Not Give Browns Bounce, Says Writer By HARRY GRATSON NEW YORK — (NBA) — Bill Veeck doesn't know where to put the Browns. That's easy, Willie. Why not give the Little Brownies BUI Veock the Jersey bounce? A modem park, complete with box seats, elevator, cocktail lounge and all the trimmings, can be had practically for free. Roosevelt Stadium, situated toward Bayonne, between Jersey City and Newark, is i within easy driving distance of 10 million people. Thrown up in the late 1930s as a WPA project i the cost of construction was more than a million There are now more than 25,000 seats, and withou j Jouble-decking, the capacity could be doubled bj bleachers in the outfield, where there is nothing bui ] wide open space. An airport could be built on th( parking area with plenty of room left to play polo. There are no minor league complications, n< :>pen classification or Triple A outfits demanding heavy financial compensation, as in the case of the Paoifio Coast League. AH Sports Shirt Veeck has to do is move In with the St. Louis American League franchise. Essex, Hudson and Passalc counties, New Jersey, became open territory, you see, when the telecasting of major league games chased the Newark and Jersey City franchises of the International League to Springfield, Mass., and Ottawa, respectively, THE ONLT SQUAWK would come from the Yankees, and whai would they have to complain about? No Tie Veeck actually would be doing the World Champions a favor, for the Jerseys, as the Browns would be known, would giv» them a neighborhood rivalry comparable to the Dodgers-Giants' inter- borough feud In the National League. Where would the New York Nationals have been for some years now without the 11 annual appear- ^(inces of the freight-paying Brooks at the Polo Grounds? The baseball do-nothings will point to the fact that the Browns are a western club and that their moving east would throw the schedule off balance. The tame holds true In connection with the contemplated switch U> Baltimore, and Odd Character Veeck was set on that last spring, R'asn't he? The Braves moved west to Milwaukee, didn't they? And without throwing everything out of kilter. The Pirates merely became in eastern club. A schedule can always be jockeyed around, and what inference whether the divisions are east and west or north and south? IN HEAVY-INDUSTRIALIZED northern New Jersey It would be to trick at all for a live-wire like Veeck to sell every box seat at Roosevelt Stadium for the season. When Frank Hague was mayor of Jersey City, hizzoner annually «old 50,000 tickets for the Little Giants' opener in the International League, and there always Were 25,000 on hand for the first pitch. That's remarkable for Triple A even with a political boss wielding a big stick. It accentuates the potential without having to cross the river. Any one faulting the bucks office possibilities in Jersey might do well to consider what Milwaukee drew in the American Association last season. For years there has bften talk of another big league franchise in Queens. Jersey, where there would be no competition, is even better. For years it has been the secret ambition of General Manager George M. Weiss of the Yankees to have a park built In the Oranges back of Newark for a major league franchise. P^ The cost of building a park today is prohibitive, and totally unnecessary In Jersey with Roosevelt Stadium within easy access of so many. Better hurry up, Prospector Veeck. If you don't, the Athletics may beat you to it. Just Arrived WINTER HAIRY VETCH OREGON GROWN We accept PMA purchase certificates from all surrounding counties in Arkansas and Missouri. I FARMERS — Watch fot bollworm damage in| your cotton. Call us for DDT, liquid or dust. The Paul D. Foster Co. Phone 3418 No. Highway 61 Blytheville Warehouse showboating best, retiring one batter on a blooper ball and makin! a back-handed stab of a return throw from his catcher with a runner on first. He even singled and scored a run. In his fabulous major league career, Newsom has been a 20-game winner three times and a 20-game loser three times. In the American League, he has played with Washington five times. St. Louis three times. Philadelphia twice, and once each with New York, Boston and Detroit, He has won 200 times in this league while losing 208. In the National.League, he toiled for New York, Brooklyn and Chicago, winning 11 times and losing 13. He has pitched In 598 big league games—but there are two which stand out in old Bobo's mind. "That was back In 1940,' 'he recalled. "That was the year I was with th« Tigers and we won the pennant. "There were only a few days of the season left and we held a small j lead over Cleveland. This day we were playing the White Sox a double-header. I relieved in the first game—and we won. Then I pitched the entire second game and we won again. Sixteen innings in one day. "That's the hardest I've ever had to work in my life." Lewis Hoad CANN'ONBALLER — H a m I H on Richardson eliminated Lewis Hoad, above, from the Newport Invitation Tournament, but Austrnlia's 18-year-old with the fireball service remains a threat in the United States Men's Singles at Forest Hills, Aug. 29-Sept. 7. (NBA) . Navy Travels Less ANNAPOLIS, Md. OP}—The Navy football team will travel less miles this fall than they have recorded many seasons- The only long jaunt on the Middle schedule for 1953 Is an Oct. 13 trip to South Bend, Ind. ,to play Notre Dame. The team plays five road games and l travel approximately 2,516 miles. Sports Roundup — Tennis Doesn't Look Dead to Gayle Talbot By GAYLE TALBOT FOREST'HILLS, N. Y. <AP) — After what we have seen out here the past few days we are moved to doubt seriously that tennis is a dying sport, as some persons have contended in recent years, it doesn't even look sick. The opening rounds of the National Championships were played in sort of heat that dulls the senses. They're nil home making money." It would appear that Urn effects of (he renewed interest in the game which had to overcome a social background already nre being reflected in the improved caliber of our younger players here. For the first time since the war there is a certain depth in the American whose names scarcely were known contingent. A dozen youngsters outside thpir home states have proved thotjiselves capable of giving the top players stern competition. This, says an Australian observer, Jim Russell, is a sure sign thnt nature is taking its and that within a limited time the United States again will'have the Kramers and the Schroeders to bring the Davis Cup back to its original home. It Was The One Platoon That Had Coaches Hot NE\V YORK (AP) — It wasn't the heat, it was the limited substitution rule that had the nation's college football coaches hot under the collar today as most of the top teams went through their opening practice sessions. It wns miserable even in the shade, yet several thousand otherwise normal citizens paid good money to fcave their brains baked while they watched a series of cnr- ly matches which were practically guaranteed to he boring. Perhaps the crowds were not large by some standards, but when you consider that they were there to watch the equivalent of a double -header between the Yankees and Pittsburgh, then our contention is that somebody still loves tennis. Judging by the early show of enthusiasm, it stands to reason, that the joint wiU be packed for the last few days of the event, which ends on Labor Day. Sales Up We are informed, further, thnt the sale of tennis equipment during the current season has broken all records and that the biggest manufacturer actually was caught short by the rush and has been :orced to throw his '54 model racquets on the market many months ahead of time to meet the demand. 'The teaching professionals," said one informant, "never had it so good, The better ones have more pupils than they can comfortably landle and are on the court almost rom morning to night every day. Usually you'll see a dozen or more of them here for the championships but I haven't seen one this time. I Now He Knows BALTIMORE yp>—Ticket Manager Herb Wright, of the Baltimore Colts in the NFL says he knows how some disgruntled football fans get that way, For a Colls pre-season exhibition game against Philadelphia, Wright drove to Norfolk, Va.. where the game was being plaed, stood in line to buy a ticket—and wound up sitting behind a pole. This was pre-war football—one platoon variety—in the postwar period and it had the coaches puzzled if not downright panicky. After years of free substitutions, they spent the summer wondering just how to handle the situation. Some of the younger coaches never even have directed a team under the one-platoon system. The Southeastern, Southwest, Skyline, Pacific Const, Missouri, Border and Southe n Conference all began operations for the campaign that begins in less than three weeks. At least one, Jim Tatum of Mary lands perennial powerhouse, was not crying the blues. '' We should have another fine team," said Tatum cheerily—and ihis in the face of losing All American Jack Scarbath. He's worried about his line, though. Michigan State, the top team in the country last year with a string of 24 regular-season conquests under its belt, will start operations as a Big 10 member for the first time when the loop's teams open practice tomorrow. Coach Biggie Munn will welcome 64 candidates for the Spartan squad at East Lansing, Mich, There are 21 lettermen back for nother year of action, including such backfield luminaries as Tom Yewcic, Leroy Bolden, Billy Wells and Evan Slonac. The Ivy League will be the last to take the field. Pall workouts for the Ivies get under way Thursday. The Big Seven beat the other conferences in fall practice, Several teams opened practices as early as Sunday while the others answered starting whistles yesterday. Most of the teams went through light workouts and the coaches were tight lipped. It is a virtual certainty that most of the mentors will spend the greater part of the training grind experimenting. Some have been forced to change their entire style of coaching. Many players will start to learn the fundamentals of ihcir particular positions all over again. The coaches agree to two points: (1) It's going to be the most Interesting season in many a year and (2) upsets will be the rule rather than the exception. The first $100,000 horse race ever run in the state of Florida was the Florida Derby. It will have its third running in 1954, Read Courier News Classified Ads. OOIUR-W1SE? THEN IT'S MAYTAG fOK YOUI 129.95 Adam. Appliance Co. Inc. WHY DRIVE IN THE PAST WHEN YOU CAN DRIVE A LINCOLN? 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