The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1954 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 26, 1954
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BLYTHIVILLB WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1954 icago / Indians Still Knock Off Each Other By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The Cleveland Indians might have known that when their winning streak was broken the villians would be the Chicago White Sox. The Indians put an 11-game string on the line in Chicago last night and the White Sox promptly snapped it with a 4-2 decision. If the streak had been the other way around, Cleveland probably would have Won. * * * ¥ That'i the way these perennia runners-up in the American Lea gue have been going at each othe regularly during the past thre seasons in one of the most* even! matched rivalries in the majors. 37-34 Series Dating back through 1951 th •cries stands 37-34 in favor of th Indians. Cleveland's slight edge is reflected in the standings since i has finished second aU three years - ST LOUIS (AP) _ Harvey (The Kitten) Haddix, ace St. agains? r each° other, ii apiece. Louis southpaw, is far behind his last year's pace in complete Chicago now has won three of games. Haddix went the distance to defeat the Chicago Cubs last night, 9-4,. but it was only his third complete game this season out of iO starting assignments. five from the first-place Indian this season. Cleveland leads th league by a game and a half ove the Sox with the third-place Ne York Yankees uncomfortably close only two games out. Yanks Move Up The Yanks took advantage of th Indians' misfortune last night t< close the gap. They beat Washing ton 9-3. Detroit shaded Baltimon 6-4 in 12 innings. Boston left Phil adelphia in last place all .alone bj winning 3-2. In the National League, the Mil waukee Braves won their eighth in a row, 3-1 over Cincinnati. The New York Giants slammed 22 hits in beating Pittsburgh 21-4. St Louis defeated the Chicago Cubs 1M- Tlie Brooklyn - Philadelphia game was called off because of weather. Lemon's Loss In beating Cleveland the White Bo* not only broke the team's winning streak but they pinned the first loss of the season on Bob liemon, who had won six. Whitey Ford went the distance lor the first time this season as •She Yankees ruined Bucky Harris JTight in Washington. with a, 17- hit assault. Detroit's long-ball attack ruined Baltimore's hopes of breaking out of a losing streak which now runs to five games. Trailing 3-2, the Tigers tied the game in the last of the ninth on a home run by Jim Delsmg. The Orioles scored in the Hth only to have Johnny" Pesky get his first hit of the season, a ptocb-hit homer, in the last of the Uth. In the 12th Al Kaline singled and Bill Tuttle drove him home •with a. triple. Moon Rone The Cardinals' victory over the Cube was a runaway for rookie Wa% Moon, who stole four bases. Stan Musial hit a Single, double and triple and Harvey Haddix fanned nine in winning his sixth game. MOIRFIELD, Scotland (ff>)— Bill Campbell and Prank Stranahan led 13 Americans into a busy third day of play of the British Amateur Golf Championship today—a session that calls for stamina as well aft skill. When play began this morning only eight of the 112 survivors of an original field of 280 had advanced to the fourth round. The others were called upon to settle third-round arguments with the winners then scheduled to play another 18-hole round during the afternoon. This was a tough schedule for amateurs on this 6 : 806-yard, par-72 link*, where strong winds whip in from the North Sea- Harvey Haddix Yet Behind Schedule Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Milwaukee 21 14 .600 — Brooklyn 20 15 .571 1 New York 20 1 .556 l j /s St. Louis 21 17 .533 V/ a Cincinnati 19 18 .514 3 Philadelphia 17 17 .500 3}; Chicago 15 20 ,429 6 Pittsbirgh 12 28 .300 ll'/a Today's Games 7 Philadelphia at Brooklyn (N) Pittsburgh at New York Milwaukee at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at St. Louis (N) Tuesday's Results New York 21, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 9, Chicago 4 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia at Brooklyn, postponed, rain AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB leveland 24 11 .686 — Chicago 23 13 .639 1& STew York 22 13 .629 2 Detroit 17 13 .552 4y 2 Baltimore 12 20 .375 10Via Washington ... 12 20 .375 10& Boston 10 28 .357 10'/2 'hiladelphia .. 11 23 .324 12 & Today's Games Cleveland at Chicago Baltimore at Detroit New York at Washington (N) Boston at Philadelphia (N) Tuesday's Results New York 9, Washington 3 Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 Detroit 5, Baltimore 4 (12 in- ings) Chicago 4, Cleveland 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L 15 16 19 22 20 25 24 23 Pet. .634 .628 .537 .488 .444 .432 .415 .410 Atlanta 26 Birmingham .. 27 hattanooga .. 22 ew Orleans .. 21 ashville 16 Mobile 19 Memphis 17 ittle Rock .. 16 Tuesday's Results Atlanta 4, Chattanooga 3 Mobile 8, Little Rock 2 (Only games scheduled) Today's Games Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile Memphis at New Orleans GB The crafty lefthander finished 19 out of 33 starting trips to the mound last season to place third in the National League. 6-3 for Kitten The victory was his sixth against three defeats. He won 20 arid lost nine last year. Rookie outfielder Wally Moon stole four bases, coming within one of tying a National League record set by Dan McGann of the New York Giants back in 1904. The Cardinals' 10-hit attack was paced by Stan Musial, who banged out a triple, double and single to drive in two runs. 12 in Row Haddix retired the first 12 men to face him before Hank Sauer doubled in the fifth. Randy Jackson followed with another double and Ernie Banks singled to score two Cub runs in that frame. The Cardinals sent 11 men to bat in a dizzy fifth inning when Cub pitchers contributed three wild pitches. The Redbirds collected four hits — including doubles by Musial and Rip Repulski and a triple by Haddix — in that inning and Moon stole two bases. Chicago bunched three singles for run in the seventh and scored another in the ninth when Jackson ollected his second double and Walker Cooper blooped a single to iie outfield. CAUTION — DANGEROUS FISH AHEAD — Two-year-old Steve Peterson Isn't taking any chances with this big fish caught by his uncle, Ernest Lucarelli (above), at Virginia, Minn. Little Steve, refusing to go near it for a picture, sneaks a peek, however. The fish, a northern pike, scaled 24 pounds, about Steve's weight. Lucarelli caught it casting from a,dock at a small lake near Virginia. (AP Wirephoto) Little League Newt Federal fisheries inspectors Newfoundland will make their trips by Helicopter leased by the department for a one-year test period. Jaycees Figuring To be Better Club (This is the fifth in a series dealing- with the six Little League teams for the 1954 Little League season which begins, Tuesday, June 1.) By J. P. FRIEND Take it from the Jaycees and their coaches, Billy Hyde and Sylvester (Pop) Mosley, the Little League basement is not for them this summer. Plagued with "too little" in the way of manpower and talent during 1953, they held up the other five teams in the cellar. So, during the coming campaign the only way they can go is up. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Kansas City 6, Minneapolis 3 Louisville 3, Charleston 1 Columbus 8, Toledo 7 Indianapolis 9, St. Paul 1 Texas League Tulsa 8, Dallas 3 Houston 11, Shreveport 5 Other games postponed Western League Omaha 6-8, Colorado Springs 3-7 Pueblo 8-5, Sioux City 3-3 Des Moines 3, Denver 0 Lincoln at Wichita, postponed COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 15 10 .600 — Greenville .... 13 10 .565 1 Hot Springs ..13 10 .565 1 Meridian 12 13 .480 3 Monroe 10 15 .400 5 ine Bluff 9 14 .391 5 Tuesday's Results Monroe 3, Greenville 2 El Dorado 11, Pine Bluff 6 Hot Springs 11, Meridian 6 Today's Games Hot Springs at Meridian Pine Bluff at El Dorado Greenville at Monroe Greenberg Can't Sell His Idea By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Greenberg has picked a poor time to propose that the two major leagues whip up new spectator interest by playing a certain number of games against each other as part of their regular 154-game schedule. Specifically, Cleveland's general manager would have each of the 16 big league clubs play two games in its home park against each of the eight teams in the rival circuit, the results to count in the respective league standings the same as any others. Hank figures that the fans of one-team cities, in particular, would break down the fences to see the stars of the opposite league in action. Quality Folks He could be right, but it would We extremely difficult just now to sell the National League on the scheme. There might have been a time when the older league would have welcomed such a stimulant at the gate, but it scarcely would be interested at this juncture. The Nationals,, with some reason, consider themselves quality folks, not in need of any back-door handouts. For one thing, the league has won the last four All-star Games and fully expects to.make it five in this summer's classic at Cleveland. Club officials have long memories, and the Nationals have not begun to forget those bitter days when their muscular rivals wer pouring it on thm 12 tims in th firit 18 rams, including on string of »ven out of eight. Better LempM Additionally, the Nationals feel that th« pendulum finally hw •wung strongly in their favor both In the matter of colorful, home* "namt" player* and ii the over-all quality of their eight member teams. With only one club, Pittsburgh, obviously out of the race, the old firm expects to put on a thriller right through the summer and to outdraw the American by a wide margin. A contributing factor to the decline of the personality boys hi the American League probably has been the long domination of the loop by the Yankees. The Bombers have let their manager, Casey Stengel, supply most of their own color for the past five seasons, with only catcher Yogi Berra breaking into the act on rare occasions. Players on the seven other clubs have had little incentive to go for the headlines. Sanford Quits Bastball PORTLAND, Ore. (ft — Fred Sanford, purchased by thx Yankees from the St. Louis Browns for $100,000 and players at the end of the 1948 season, is finished with baseball. He received his unconditional release from Portland because of a bad arm. The Sanford deal is one the Yankees front office would rather notd iscuss. In three years of pitching for the New York club he won a total of 12 games. Joteph T. Johnson, golf pro at the Clenmere Country Club, Chester, N. Y., wa» a track star at Brown Uni- vmitjr. WE REPAIR • Hydraulic Jacks • Air Compressors • Battery Charger* • Starters • Generators • Grease Guns • Steam Cleaners All Work Guaranteed JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Engine Rebuilders Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 2-2007 This one coming up next week is a new season and the Jaycee entry is a new team in spirit, decked with several returnees': and reinforced at the weakest spots as revealed last year when they won just one game. Holdovers Even though Steve McGuire, crack catcher who batted .531 with plenty of power; Jimmy Kelly (,250j; Gene Swaner (.250) and Bob Smith (.235) are not available this year, they have Berry Ball, hard hitting pitcher, for the full season, instead of only two games; Bill Gourley, promising youngster for whom they paid a fancy price to get; Bobby Jacques (.229) who was a key with Kiwanis in '53, and Freddy White, who started the year with ther but moved out of the city after the first "game, to go with their holdovers. Plugging the gap left open by McGuire's graduation to the Pony League appears to be he bigges problem. White is bein given every opportunity to fill the bill; will help out with the mound chores in emergency. Ball to Pitch Ball is the No. 1 pitcher and if he shows the form after reporting to the Jaycees late in the '53 season there is little doubt he will better their winning record of 1-9. Berry slammed out base hits in his first six times at bat for a new league batting record. Even at this late stage of the training period several jobs are wide open. But the most likely lineup will find Charles Cobb, normally a second baseman, at first; Jacques on second; Sonny Elledge (.222), short; and Joe Wicker at the hot corner. All have a year's experience, Elledge is available for pitching, giving the Jaycees considerably more strength than_ last. Out in the outfield diminutive Larry Courtney is ticketed for left, where he roamed last summer. Jewell Duncan and Gourley, newcomers, are fovored for the garden jobs. The Jaycees will miss McGuire's booming bat and behind-the-plate skill, but they appear to be stronger as a whole. The infield is tightly knit with be the problem of '53. They don't have a long ball hitter on the squad but should get plenty of shorter hits especially from Cobb, Jacques, Elledge, Wicker and Ball. Berry does giev the agate a good ride at that! His debut at the plate was a home run. Darrell Royal Sees a Real STATE COLLEGE, Miss. (AP) — "How many men at 29 years of age even get a chance at a tough head coaching job?" That's the big question Darrell Royal asked himseif when he was offered the post at Mississippi State College. He answered by grabbing the job, even though his contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Canada League had a couple of years to run. Mississippi State is one of the smallest and easily the most remote of the Southeastern Conference colleges. Those two factors impose a set of problems that more experienced coaches than Royal found they couldn't solve. Won in '41 The Maroons, under Allyn Me Keen, won their only Southeastern Conference championship in 1941. But they fell off in the post-war years when the competition became tougher. McKeen resigned and his successor, Arthur (Slick) Morton, managed to win only eight of 27 games in three seasons. Two years ago dynamic Murray Warmath became coach and Mississippi State's fortunes picked up. That was due largely to a brilliant back, Jackie Parker, who was developed by Warmath's offensive backfield coach — a lad named Darrell Royal, fresh out of the University of Oklahoma. Warmath Moves With Parker's' college career ended, Warmath didn't waste any time making up his mind to accept the offer of a much bigger job at Minnesota. Royal then was summoned back from Canada. Here's how Darrell looks at the opportunity—^ven minus Parker: "I don't believe that anyone who has a first head coaching job is joing to find a warm bed made or him, unless he is extremely ucky. About the only time that happens is when a man has been on a staff for some time, and the ;taff has been successful, a good program built up, and the head coach resigns, in that case it's usually an older man who is se- ected." Lined Up Staff Royal thinks he has surmounted his first big problem — selecting and coordinating an almost com- letely new coaching staff. Then he had to get used to American ootball again after a year in Canada. Royal feels he was very f ortun- rte in landing the assistants he /-anted. From Texas Tech he got his former Oklahoma teammate, Wade Walker, and Bobby Kellogg, ormer Tulane star, who will oach the backfield. Charlie Shira, who played at West Point and was with Royal in Canada, will coach he line along with Walker and im Pittman, a Mississippi State product. Busch Seems Winner In Fight with Johnson WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), champion of the minor leagues, appeared today to be headed for the showers in his tilt with beer and big league baseball. Martinez Gets Davey Tonight They'll Meet In Ten on Weekly Television Bout CHICAGO L?) — Chuck Davey, who was given a boxing lesson by welterweight champion Kid Gavilan in his last Chicago Stadium appearance, steps into the same ring tonight against slugging Vince Martinez as a 7-5 underdog. Martinez, 25-year-old Paterson, N.J., product, is ranked sixth in the welterweight bracket and has 2 0 knockouts among his 33 victories in 36 fights. Davey, 28-year-old ex-Michigan State collegiate champion with a master's degree in education, was stopped by Gavilan in the 10th round on Feb. 11, 1953. It was his first defeat in a rapid buildup to the championship shot. 3-3 of Late Davey, a southpaw, started his campaign all over again. .?ince that time he has had six bor^s, winning half of them. Two of his Little Mo Won't Quit Notre Dame not only produces outstanding football and basketball teams but also top notch track squads. This year the tracksters won the indoor Central Collegiate Conference championship. PARIS (if)— With Maureen Connolly planning marriage there is a glimmer of hope for the remainder of the title-starved field of women tennis players. So far it is only a glimmer because "Litle Mo" has not decidec what she will do after she is mar ried. She may continue to mak tournament rounds and she ma; not. "It depends on so many things, she said today. "We don't know if Norm will be able to travel." Miss Connolly said she plans to marry Ens. Norman Brinker, who expects to be released from the U. S. Navy in November. "I'll never give up tennis be cause it has been so much to me,' she said. "I'll always play it anc enjoy it but I just don't know if 111 be playing in so many tournaments." third was a disputed decision that went to Art Aragon in Los Angeles three months ago. Davey has signed for a rematch with Aragon in Los Angeles June 25 and desperately needs a victory over, Martinez to keep alive the hopes of a $100 ,OartO efgO etoh West Coast fight. Some ringbirds think Martinez has a good chance to knock out Davey. A cold kayo would bring an automatic six-week suspension from the Illinois Boxing Commi- sion and put a crimp in the June 25 plans in California, which, like Illinois, is a member of the National Boxing Assn. Davey also has an eye-catching record — 40 victories against two draws and four defeats. He has 26 knockouts, but 25 of them were earlier in his career when he was being groomed for the title chance. \ ask for bourbon... Five o'dodt; ftgfcte winlc out in city offices and* friends meet for a drink. "Don't just ask for bourtmn, "ask for Bowk* <Jt LMT Fully Agel KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY OUL U P«>ol' TW Bourbon dc LUM Comp*o* Louuvilit, Kentucky The late pitcher on the Chicago White Sox to pitch a no-hit game was Bill Dietrich in 1937, He defeated St. Louis 8-0. ( Johnson, who is retiring from the Senate this year and says he'll run for Governor of Colorado, is the author of a bill he says was originally aimed squarely at the beer-making Busches of St. Louis. Includes All Firms He later changed it to bring within the anti-trust laws any professional baseball team controlled by a commercial enterprise. Originally it said ''affiliated with the alcoholic beverage industry." Johnson said at the time—last February—that meant the St. Louis Cardinals and Anheuser- Busch, Inc., brewer of Budweiser. The bushy-browed senator again yesterday attacked Budweiser's purchase of the Cardinals. As at previous sessions -in March and April, Johnson told a Senate judiciary subcommittee the deal threatened baseball. "Selfish" "Selfish interests have moved into the control of professional baseball and openly and without shame have prostituted and exploited it," "they have he said made it yesterday, the handmaiden and the adjunct of the brewing business." Johnson told August A. Busch Jr., who also testified and disputed the Senator's statement, that he ought to quit brewing and concentrate on baseball. Busch, president of both the brewery and the team, replied that his family had been in the brewery business for 100 years. One year of baseball, he said, brought him to this: He'll Sell "If anybody wants to buy the Cardinals, they're open. All I ask is that they be kept in St. Louis." Johnson, president of the Class A Western League, asked what price Busch had in mind. "Exactly what we paid for them and put into them," said Busch, whose aides told newsmen this would be 3 J /2 million dollars sale price plus 1% million for development. After the hearing. Chairman Langer (R-ND) of the judiciary :ommittee told newsmen the subcommittee would vote next Tuesday and report to the full committee. He also heads the five- man subcommittee. "Can't tell," he replied whn asked how the vote would turn out. He said he wanted to "talk it over very carefully." FORD OWNERS Put Your Car in "Trip-Top" shape! You folks who plan a vacation or weekend trip in your Ford will want to make sure it's in good operating condition before leaving. The smart thing to do is have it "travelized" by our own mechanics who will check it for necessary adjustments and for any worn parts that may need replacing. Don't take a chance on operating troubles thai may spoil your holiday. Drive in for Your Travel-Check Today! MM! 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