The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 28, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1954 Memory of Browns Being Kept Alive Cardinals Dropped 12 of 22 at Busch By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sports Writer The Way the,St. Louis Cardinals have been playing at home this season you'd almost think they were trying to help fee fans remember the old Browns. The Cardinals obviously are a better ball team than the Browns were. But a quick glance at their Busch Stadium record raises strong doubts that the players share owner August 1 Busch's determination that the Club must remain in St. Louis. In 22 games at home this season League, lead with Stan Musial, and the Cardinals have won only 10. Ralph Kiner hit his seventh homer And just twice have they been able as the Cubs collected a dozen hits to put & pair of victories back to back. Leave Town A week ago today they came trip in first place. Last night they hustled out of town to second division. Between times they had dropped five out of seven to Cincinnati and Chicago, both lower brack- fifth. ; ..... Although the pitching faltered and Vic Baschi got hurt, no one thing seemed to be the trouble. It was the road didn't at home. 11-T on Road The fact the Cardinals' over-all record still is above .500 is due entirely to their road play where they've won 11 and lost 7. yesterday's abbreviated program, bowing 7-3 to Chicago. Philadelphia trounced Brooklyn 11-5. Washington tripped the New York Yankees 7-3 and Detroit handed Baltimore its off Gerry Staley and Stru Miller of the Cardinals. Musial went hitless in three appearances. The Phillies scored in every inning except the first and last at Brooklyn. Their 14-hit attack against five Dodger pitchers included seven extra-base blows, three of them home runs by Johnny Wyrostek, Willie Jones and Earl Torgeson. Newcomb Blasted New York 22 Don Newcombe, making his first start after -missing two turns because of arm trouble, lasted only 2 2/3 innings and was charged with his third loss. He's won three. Washington ... 14 In Washington the Yankees' Baltimore 12 looked bad, committing three er- Boston 10 Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Milwaukee 22 14 .611 New York 21 Brooklyn 20 Philadelphia 19 St. Louis 21 Cincinnati 19 Chicago 17 Pittsburgh 12 Today's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Brooklyn at New York (N) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (N) St. Louis at Milwaukee Thursday's Results Philadelphia 11, Brooklyn 5 Chicago 7, St. Louis 3 .(Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet Cleveland ». 24 Chicago 24 GB Detroit 19 rors that led to six unearned runs. Lefty Chuck Stobbs gave up nine hits but was never in serious trouble after Washington batted around for five runs in the fifth. Detroit came up with four runs in the first inning against the slumping Orioles and Ned Garver never gave the Birds a chance to catch up. 12 13 15 13 20 22 19 Philadelphia 12 23 .667 .649 .595 .594 .412 .353 .345 .343 3 9 11 10 v 2 seventh straight loss, 7-1. The eight .„ b Bobbv y OU nsr on a other clubs weren't scheduled. po t ennt L7double play" baTopened 8auer Hita | the flood gates in the first. Young Hank Bauer hit his 14th home I later homered for the only Balti- run, lying him for the National' more run. Hank Sauer Ahead of The Babe By BEN OLAN NEW YORK UB — It's a little too early to get excited about it, but big Hank Sauer of the Cubs is well ahead oC the pace Babe Ruth set when he hit his record 60 homers. The Bambino didn't slam his 14tJi until his 41st game. Sauer has 14 in 37. Stan Musial has hit 14 home runs in 40 game* for the Card*. Detroit's. Bill Tuttle ifi mak-ing a strong early-season bid for American League rookie-of-the- year honors. The 24-year-old outfielder ic batting a solid .367—third highest in the circuit. Bill hit only .276 in 1*8 gamei for Buffalo last year. The acquisition of George Kell gave the Chicago White Sox two of the six American Leaguers with a lifetime batting mark of better than .300. Kell has a .311 average and Minnie Minoso has .305. The others are Ted Williams .348, Dale Mitchell .315, Billy Goodman .311 and Johnny Pesky .309. Al Rosen likes that home cooking. The Cleveland slugger hit 25 of his 43 homers in the Tribe's Municipal Stadium last year and has walloped 10 of 12 there in 1954. Al is batting .426 at home and .348 on the road this season. Cincinnati, the National League's leader in double plays lust year with 176, is on top again with 55 twin-killings this season. The Giants and Braves are next with 43 each. The Phillies have hit into the most double plays, 50. Today's Games New York at Boston (N) Detroit at Cleveland (N) Washington at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Baltimore (2) Thursday's Results Detroit 7, Baltimore 1 Washington 7, New York t (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta ....... 28 15 .651 — Birmingham . 27 17 .614 1% 21 22 20 26 24 24 .512 .488 .459 .435 .415 .415 10 10 Chattanooga ..22 New Orleans ..21 Nashville .... 17 Mobile ........ 20 Memphis ...... 17 Little Rock ..17 Thursday's Results Atlanta 5, Chattanooga 1 Mobile 2-0, Little Rock 0-3 Nashville at Birmingham, postponed, rain Memphis at New Orleans, postponed, rain Today's Games Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile Memphis at New Orleans (2) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 6, Toledo 4 Louisville 2, Charleston 0 Indianapolis 8, St. Paul 4 Kansas City at Minneapolis, postponed Texas League Fort Worth 11-4, Oklahoma City NO FOOLING—Expected to be stickouts on their respective staffs, Whitey Ford, left, of the Yankees and the Dodgers' Billy Loes had the same problem in the early going. They couldn't get anybody out. (NEA) Jackson Must Produce To night NEW YORK UR — Now is the time for Hurricane Tommy Jackson to show if he's aphenom or a bust. Deflated by "spoiler" Jirnmy Slade in his last start, the Hurricane gets one more chance tonight against slugger Charley Norkus. Jackson's first Madison Square Garden main event will start at 8 p. m. (CST) with the usual network (radio-ABC and television- NBC) coverage. Two judges and a referee will give a decision on a round basis' after the 10-round match. Spoiler Slade The Hurricane rode high with victories over Rex Layne, Clarence Henry and Dan Bucceroni until he met Slade. This crafty fellow made Tommy look like a novice Golden Glover on a bad night. Norkus could be made to order for Jackson. The 25-year-old Jersey City heavyweight stands up and walks in, punching as he comes. All who have tried that type attack against the Hurricane have seen their best shots bounce harmlessly off his noggin until Jtiey ran out of steam. Then the busy Hurricane made his move. 4-3 Tulsa ' 4-2. Dallas 0-4 Beaumont 6, San Antonio 4 Houston 11, Shreveport 4 Western League Denver 8-11, Omaha 7-6 Des Moines 21, Colorado Springs 17 Pueblo 8, Lincoln 7 Wichita 7, Sioux City 6 11 14 16 .560 .481 .407 .vO 7 a Sports Roundup— COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado .... 17 10 .630 — Greenville .... 14 11 .560 2 Hot Springs .. 14 Meridian 1'3 Monroe ... 11 Pine Bluff ....916 Thursday's Results Monroe 6, Greenville 4 Meridian 4, Hot Springs 0 El Dorado 6-9, Pine Bluff 0-8 Today's Games Meridian at Hot Springs El Dorado at Pine Bluff Monroe at Greenville By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The touring professionals spend most of their year playing golf over pitch-and-putt courses which permit them to make a couple of careless shots on almost any round and still check in with a sparkling 65 or 66. It already is being predicted that they will have angry words for the Baltusrol, N. J., layout over which the National Open is to be played starting June 17. The thought occurs that the wide disparity between the winter-tour shooting galleries and the toughened-up championship courses might have been an important factor in the wonderful record of Ben Hogan since the Bantam recovered from the terrible injuries he received in a car-bus collision early in 1949. Only One Title During some 15 years of serious competition before the crash, Hogan had won only one Open title, in 1948. Since he amazed both the medical and golfing world by getting back on his wobbly 40-year-old pins and resuming his career, the dauntless Texan has won three of the four Opens played, in '50, '51 and '53. Over that unrivaled period Hogan, because of his lack of stamina, has been forced to pass up all the lesser events on the 6,000-yard courses and confine himself to a few of the big ones where distance and accuracy are essential on shot after shot for 72 holes. His crowning achievement was his victory in last year's British Open at Carnoustie, which offers the most grueling test in all golf. Only The Best In other words—and barring his sentimental play in the Colonial Open at his native Fort Worth— Hogan scarcely has struck a shot for several years on anything except an exacting golf hole and on which he did not exert the limit of his powers of concentration and skill. Something has set him apart from his brother pros;of the money circuit, and it seems logical that, this has helped. In fact, there have been complaints from the field that Ben wasn't being entirely fair about it. Anyone who is brave enough to pick against the great men, then, in the coming struggle at Baltusrol should at least be aware that the USGA. as usual, has gotten in its licks early and fixed up a course that will no\ be for boys. In the opinion of some who have examined it recently, Baltusrol will be only for Ben Hogan and, possibly, for Samuel Snead if the latter can keep his drives straight on every hole. They say that the famous course, which has been lengthened from 6,873 to 7.027 yards for the Open, with 10 new setback tees, is going to be a terror and that a total of 286 strokes should be good enough to win: This is against a par of 34,36—70, or 280 for the 72 holes. A player shooting that sort of golf on the wint recircuit, it should be pointed out, would run out of eating money on about the second stop. Management Finds Players Not for Sale BALTIMORE (.71—The man who raised the money to return major league baseball to Baltimore said yesterday it takes more than cash to build a winning ball club and urged Orioles fans to be patient. "The simple truth is that we have offered very large sums of money to purchase several players," said Clarence W. Miles, corporation lawyer who became president of the Orioles. "Tne ditriculty is not lack of funds, but the old story of finding Charley Norkus a club willing to part with their better players at the risk of weakening their own club and strengthening the Orioles." Miles said the task of "converting the Orioles into a pennant contender" belongs to General Manager Art Ehlers and Field Manager Jimmy Dykes. "They have been assured that funds are available to purchase players, and I can say categorically that Ehlers has left no stone unturned to build up the club." He said he could not see "any reason to apologize" for the performance of the club to date. "Actually, -we are a bit higher than we were rated. by the vast majority," he said. The Orioles, who came home today after seven straight losses on the road, are in sixth place, only half a game out of the cellar. They were picked to finish eighth Peter's Putter Hoiter'n Heck And Bobby Sox Idol Takes Colonial Lead By Tying Record By HAROLD V. RATLIFF FORT WORTH, Tex. (/it—Young Peter Thomson of Australia and two of the most famous names in American golf—Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan—headed the field in that order today as the $25,000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament moved into its second round. Thomson had to tie the lowest opening round in the eight-year history of the tournament to do it. But he was amazing with his par 66 yesterday to 'take the lead by a stroke over Nelson, the tall Texan who has been in semire- tirement for eight years, and by I three strokes over Hogan. Sam Snead and Skip Alexander shot .66s in 1950 to establish the lowest first round in the tournament's history- Thomson, using only 25 putts, carved six birdies out of the tough 7,035-yard, par- 70 Colonial Country Club course, to equal those rounds and put the curly-haired young man of 24 years and a perpetual smile in position to make his highest finish in an American golf tournament. Nelson, the Roanoke Tex., ranch- «r who plays only a few tournaments -a year, also was putting well. He tallied a 67 for his best round in the Colonial tournament. He said he hadn't putted that wef since 1946—the year he quit the golf trail. Hogan, four times champion of the Colonial tournament and favorite this year, was methodically brilliant with a 69. He had no 3- SUNDAY MAY 23 STOCK at WALKER PARK OVAL • THRILLS • SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75c and 25c — gone to — Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main FOR A NIGHTCAP W.tWELLER J. S. Manly Named Council President Final Details Regarding Summer Baseball Ironed Out J S Manly yesterday was named chairman of Blytheville's Baseball League Council — the governing body of the Little, Pee-Wee and Pony Leagues. This will be the top group of the city's mushrooming baseball program and will, have general supervision of the three leagues for youngsters. Membership Composing the five council members are Doyle Turner, representing the Pony League; Jesse Taylor, representing the Little League; Bill Wyatt, representing the Pee Wee League; Mr. Manly, who was selected by all three leagues; and James Terry, .vho will be representing the Boys' Work Committee of the Blytheville Y. Here's the schedule for playing as released by the Council today: Little League—Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pony League — Wednesday and Friday. Pee-Wee League — Monday, Friday and Saturday. All games will be played in lata afternoon. 16 Teams Overall, the program will embrace 16 teams — six in the Little, four in the Pony and six in the Pee- Wee. Play will run through'the entire summer. All this activity will be concentrated on four playing fields located on South Eighth and Ninth Streets on land owned by Federal Compress. The firm made the property available for development of the summer baseball program. Play in the Little and Pony leagues will begir the first week in June. Pee-Wee leaguers will open up one week later. Is It All Over for The Dancer? NEW YORK GP). — The condition of Native Dancer, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's big, gray has captivated untold colt who. audiences on television, remained a mystery today, but there was a definite possibility that he never would race again. "So far as plans for the future are concerned," said trainer Bill Winfrey, "it is obvious that there can't be any made or even discussed until this thing is diagnosed and cleared up." The Dancer, fourth leading money winner of all-time and beaten only once in 2i faces, was in distress yesterday ' after breezing three furlongs in 0:36 25. Vander-- bilt, right then and there said he wouldn't start in the Suburban Handicap next Monday. Winfrey, who on Monday decided to rest the Dancer a few days as. a precautionary measure insisted he intended to start his ace in the Suburban right lip until the workout. "Our latest X-rays still show no fracture," he said. "The fact the original X-rays snowed nothing makes me hopeful on this score. Now that there is no chance for the Suburban we have plenty of time and will just feel our way with him." " • Native Dancer's right ankle has putt greens. Tied at par 70 were three professionals—Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Johnny Palmer of Charlotte, N. C., and Ed Furgol of St. Louis —and amateur Harvie Ward Jr. of San Francisco. been suspicious since he was a juvenile. He was out from April through August of 1952 because of the ankle, which looked large to anyone who examined it. However/neither the Dancer, Winfrey nor Vanderbilt seemed concerned about it and he won all his races except the Kentucky Derby in which he was beaten a neck by- Dark Star. Cards Ship Scheib; Leave Wright Behind ST. LOUIS (£) — The St. Louis Cardinals announced yesterday they are returning pitcher Carl Scheib to the Philadelphia Athletics. The Cardinals made a conditional purchase of the 27-year-old righthander three weeks ago. He yielded six runs, including three home runs in the 4 2-3 innings he worked for the Cards. The club did not disclose what it paid to inspect Scheib. In -departing for Milwaukee last night, the Cardinals left behind pitcher Mel Wright, who was acquired from tne New York Yankees in the Enos Slaughter deal. A spokesman said the club hadn't decided what it will do with Wright. 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