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tMtlMR BLYTHFVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1H4 Brooklyn Invades Giant Lair for Crucial Series »-••.»-» # * * * * * New York Fans Suddenly Cautious By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer New York Giant fans still basking in the fading glories of 1951, bragged today about a five-game winning streak, then cautiously crossed their fingers. Brooklyn's coming. The Dodgers invade the Polo Grounds for a three-game series starting tomorrow night against a Giant club that has been showing more signs of life than most experts expected. Leo Durocher's athletes have fended to streaks this spring and the last five days have been one of their good periods. By whipping Pittsburgh 2-1 yesterday they took over second place, a game and a half behind Milwaukee. The Brooklyn series won't make or break the Giants. But if they happen to sweep three games, or even gain a 2-1 edge in decisive fashion, they'll find themselves in talk since they knocked off Brooklyn three years agb: to yesterday's game New York got only four hits, a single and a home run by weak-hitting Davey Williams and two doubles by Willie Mays. Williams's single figured in " the first run; his homer provided the winning margin. Mays' hitting has been one of the brightest features of the cur- xent streak. He's raised his average from .260 to .304 with 10 hits inhis last 15 times at bat. Included were two homers, two triples And *two doubles. Brooklyn fell to third last night, half a game behind the Giants, by bowing to the Philadelphia Phillies 1HJ. Milwaukee won its ninth atraiight, 7-6 over Cincinnati. Chicago crushed St. Louis 15-5. In the American League the Chicago White Sox closed to within half a game of league-leading Cleveland by beating the Indians 5-4. Washington shaded New York S-l. Detroit handed Baltimore its aixth loss in succession, 6-3, and 10 innings. Two pitching streaks were bro- last seven appearances against Brooklyn, went the route to victory in Ebbets Field despite a 10- hit Dodger attack. Eddie Lopat of the Yankees was beaten by Washington for the first time in 13 games, since June 26, 1951. Del Ennis drove in five runs in support of Roberts and Willie Jones added to the Philadelphia total with a run-scoring triple and a home run. Duke Snider and Gil Hodges homered for Brooklyn. Lopat got beaten in the last of he gave up successive singles to Pete Runneis, Ed Fitz Gerald and pinch hitter Jim Lemon. The vic- tory was the fifth straight for Bob Porterfield. Hank Sauer and Dee Fondy led the Chicago wrecking crew against the Cardinals. Sauer hit his 13th homer and drove in four runs. Fondy collected four hits, including a home run. Chicago's second straight victory over Cleveland came in the last of the ninth when Cass Michaels slammed a Hal Newhouser pitch over Larry Doby's head in center field with the bases loaded. The Indians had tied the score in the top of the ninth on a pinch-hit triple by Joe Ginsberg, his first hit of the season. St. Louis Blues For Card Hurlers Sauer, Fondy Lead Cubs in Massacre Of Bird Hill Staff ST. LOUIS {fft — Four St. Louis Cardinal pitchers found the going rough and the Chicago Cubs fattened their major league team home run leadership. That was the story last night as to crush the Birds, 15-5. Chicago's major leagues. Hank Sauer belted his 13th to pull up behind Cardinal Stan'Musial in the National League race. The Iten. Robin Roberts, a loser in his husky Cub outfielder also belted in four runs. Dee Fondy included his sixth homer among bis four hits and Ernie Banks and Joe Garagiola each hit for the distance. The Victims Starter Tom Poholsky, Cot Deal, Royce Lint and Mel Wright were the victims of the 14-hit Cub attack. The Cubs bunched five of their hits around two walks and a walk to put the game away with a seven- run fourth inning. Eleven batters paraded to the plate before Lint, the third hurler of the inning, retired the side. The Cardinal pitchers contributed 11 walks to the game, allowing lefty Paul Minner to breeze to his fourth victory against a pair of defeats. Minner was tagged for 12 hits by the Cardinals, including a home run by Del Rice, a triple and single by Stan Musial and two singles and a double by Red Schoendienst. The Cardinals climbed into the lead only once after Rice's second inning homer, 2-1. From there on the game belonged to the Cubs. Roundup— Maxie Chilled; Eyes Have It By GATLE TAtBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Following one of .the coolest receptions in history from this country's bolting fraternity, Max SchmeHng, the former world's heavyweight champion, is on his way back to Germany. The man who held the big title for almost exactly two years, from June 12 in 1930 to June 21 in 1932, may never be seen on these shores again. TSie Black Uhlan's return to the scene of his fistic triumphs must have been^ft disheartening experience, even for a man who never was noted for his delicate sensibilities. Before he left he fully realized the trip had been a mistake, that he could not roll back the years. No Crowd Schmeling refereed a fight in Milwaukee, and it drew next to nothing. He was to have stayed on and refereed a series of wrestling shows, but the promoters counted the Milwaukee house and thought better of it. Finally, as a sort of crowning rejection, the athlete who flourished in Hitler's day was firmly advised not to try to visit the training camps of Rocky Marciano and Ezzard Charles in the Catskills. Though he protested to the last that he never had been a member of the Nazi party, he took the hint and said goodby. If, as is rumored, the ballplayers are planning to insist through their attorney, J. Norman Lewis, that the club owners cease employing private detectives to check upon their after hours activities, you may look for them to get turned down hard. Want to Know The owners feel that theirs is a very special relationship with their young employes, and that for the kind of salaries they pay they have every right to protect their investments by any means possible. The only atlernative, they say, would be for the players themselves to form a police force within their own ranks that would be guaranteed to keep its charges in line. Actually, the owners do more worrying that their employes might fall among evil companions — being, themselves, largely on the innocent side — than they do that they might stay out late on occasion. It has been a constant fear of the game since the Black Sox scandal. As Sean In LIFE • and ESQUIRE wave ill ww *r w «i^ by j arman for Smarter Style and Extra Comfort A striking Indian design inspired these good-looking, unusual Jarman Leisuals. But the Indians never knew the supreme foot comfort you'll get from the hand- woven glove leather and foam crepe sole and heel featured in this model. Come in and try on a pair. rout MiiNDir SHOI irotf By CRAIG WOOD My greatest shot was made at Spring Mill in Philadelphia during the 1939 United States Open Championship. It wa* made on the 18th hole, the 72nd of the tournament. It came after Sam Snead had registered, on the same hole, the ruinous 8 which cost him the title. After a great drive, I waa faced with a brassie shot of about 260 yards to a very narrow opening to the green, one which probably did not measure more than 15 yards. The distance was so great that I could not play a carry shot to the green . I had to play short to roll through the opening. I required a 4 to tie Byron Nelson at 284. After waiting 15 minutes for the crowd to clear, I played a straight brassie shot which went directly through the center of the narrow opening and rolled 15 feet short of the cup. I missed the putt for an eagle 3 which would have won the tourna-- ment outright, but at least I had achieved one of my greatest thrills in hitting a fine shot when it really counted. Byron Nelson, Denny Shute and I tied and Nelson won on the second play-off. Although I won the Open two years later, no single shot stands out in my memory as much as the beauty on Spring Mill's 18th, where Sam Snead came his unfortunate cropper. Craig Wood will be among golfers trying to beat Ben Hogan on National Golf Day, June 5, sponsored by the PGA and Life Magazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses.) LitHe League News Lots of New Faces (This Is the Imst of a series dealing with the six Little League teams for the 1954 season which gets under way Tuesday afternoon.) By J. P. FRIEND Any resemblance between the 1953 Rotary Club team and the one which will bear their colors thie season in the Little League is strictly coincidental. 'my Stilwell. fine looking prospect who was widely sought by all the teams, is counted on for some hill Billy Ross, Alvie Jarrett and Louis Garner, moved up to the Pony League, Coaches Von Starnes, Ed- done some wholesale switching this spring endeavouring to locate the best possible combination before the barrier rises Tuesday afternoon. cause of the age limit. Ross perhaps will be the most missed because of his loud cracking bat and race horse tactics on the base paths. Defensively, he was a pretty good shortstop. .He led the league in batting one week and finally wound up with an impressive .516 and fourth place among the leaders. Working behind the plate for the first time Jarrett suffered a broken finger during the season which toward the fag end. Garner, a half- pint lad with lots of courage, was the regular leftfielder. None Clinched Actually, none of the jobs has been clinched. Changes will continue until the mentors are satisfied with the team, based of course on what they have to work with, and it is the largest in numbers. Pitching has been the main concern and the prospects there are very encouraging. Curt Branscurn, the freckled red head who won four and lost the same number, is duty. Then there are Tommy Smith, a husky with a good fast ball but uncertain control, and southpaw Sterling Cook to draw from. Huey Back Stilwell gets first call at first. Jerry (Jerk) Hodge (.231) the slick fielding cutie, has been moved from third to second. He is still favoring a broken foot which is on the mend. Ron Huey, last year's first baseman, returns to short, the position League during 1952. Smith will be at third when he is not pitching. The outfield situation is as uncertain as the weather. Tex Turner, hard working youth; Danny Smothers, Bobby Westbrook, 'Jimmy Lendennie (.208); Cook; John Logan and Chip Wright are in a free for all scrap for the three starting berths. Lendennie's chances of splaying more improved since he is slated to see some duty behind the plate as relief for Jerry Coleman, first string receiver. Jerry took over the was rendered hors de combat and did very well indeed. Lendennie helped out some, too. watching and may muscle in at some spots are William Paul Wom- the No. 1 mound choice, but Jim- ble and Larry Watson. They have as money doubles itself in 20 years *when compounded at 4% annual interest Seagram's 7 Crown doubles your enjoyment of fine whiskey in seconcU. 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Gus Erikson, crew coach at Syra- crew, football, swimming and skiing as an undergraduate at the Un versit of Washington. limited experience bit have been very impressive, particularly afield. With them showing so well the coaches can use them as prodders to keep the regulars in high gear. Sees Improvement Von Starnes, spokesman for the coaching staff, is confident the Rotes are an improvement over the 1953 unit. They will have more and better reserves, a decided weakness with last year's team, despite the fact that it was the sensation of the second half under Jack Droke and Von. "The spirit is excellent." Starnes commented. "The boys have been hustling as they battled for the jobs. We have a big squad and it's going to take some time to weed out the best. "I believe our pitching will be improved. Curt Branscum should be better; has been impressive so far. He will have capable relief this season, which we were unable to offer last summer. Don't count us out. We'll be in there." Davey Through As Pro Boxer His Manager Will Tell Him to Quit By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — To all intents and purposes, Chuck Davey appears through as a professional boxer, ending one of television's first births of a national sports hero. Davey was more than self-made; he was television made- He advanced undefeated through a series of warmups', backed by the International Boxing Club, until he reached the top—a title fight with welterweight champion Kid Gavilan 15 months ago. Bubble Burst His bubble, incubated with painstaking care with an eye on a national following born from television, was then burst by Gavilan, who stopped him in the 10th. Vince Martinez last night in the same Chicago Stadium ring'showed less mercy than Gavilan. He kept Davey, the ex-Michigan State collegiate -champion, off balance with strong left jabs — something unheard of by a right-hander against a southpaw like Chuck. * Four Knockdowns And when he threw his rights, the balding Davey was shaken down to his dancing feet. Davey went down four times—in the first round from a steaming right to the jaw; twice in the third from stiff left hooks, although Referee Frank Sikora ruled a slip on one of them; and again for an eight count in the sixth from a series of rights. Martinez was credited with a technical knockout in the seventh round. An Illinois Athletic Commission doctor had examined Davey after the sixth round and ruled the bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, should be stopped. The nationally televised bout drew a ringside crowd of 3,585, who contributed to a gross .gate of $10.667. Davey weighed 149 and Martinex 148%. Recommends Quittinf "It's a rough statement to make that Davey is through," said his manager, Hec Knowles, after the heartbroken boxer with a masters degree in education had been led to his dressing room. "But I will recommend that he quit the ring now. He was 100 per cent in condition coming into this bout. What happened? I don't know. His legs, he didn't Tiave it there. I asked that the bout be stopped after the doctor looked at Davey. No Aragon Fight "Our projected fight with Art Aragon (signed for June 26 in LOR Angeles) is now out the window." The defeat by 25-year-old Martinez, the 8-5 favorite from Paterson, N. J., and boxing's Rookie of the Year in 1952, left Davey making the first plea to the press in his career. •''Listen, fellows, give me a break," he said in his dressing room. "Don't ask me if I'm going to quit. Let me sleep on it a couple of days. That Martinez ha* the best single punch of anyons I've met. He doesn't flurry like Gavilan, but that right of his— ouch! 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