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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Night Ball Not Fair to Cops Phillies' Eye Ready For Bed after Routine By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Ballplayers have been tailed since John J. McGraw years ago decided to keep a check on the Giants' extra-curricular activities, but the practice hasn't been general in more recent years. Muggsy McGraw wouldn't be foolish enough to have his athletes shadowed these days. He'd have sense enough to know that the Dicks •wouldn't get much eleep — in St. Louis, for example, where they play 53 night games- The flatfoot Granny Hamner turned in I n Philadelphi; was bleary-eyed The Phillies had played seven games of nine under the arcs with a day double- There are numerous funny stories about gumshoes following ballplayers. McGraw once assigned one to Casey Stengel and Irish Meusel. Trailing Meusel, the cloak-and-dagger gent lost trace of Stengel. When he had no report on OF Case the next day, Manager McGraw demanded to know where he was. the previous night. j That, Stengel observed, was upi to McGraw to find out. Furthermore, it was none of his business. "And next time," said Casey, as a parting shot, "I think I rate a detective of my own. None of this sharing him with someone else." » * * McGraw knew, about the other fellow's athletes as well as his own. Arriving in Chicago just before he resigned in 1932, Little Napoleon was told that Pat Malone and Roily Hemsely of the Cubs bad been in a night club brawl the night before. The visitors' dugout at Wrigley Field is opposite first base. First time at bat, Hemsely tapped into a double play. "I know who punched you in the eye, too," shouted McGraw. There was the famous "kidnapping" of Flint Rhem in the fall of 1930. Rhem did not show up to pitch for the Cardinals in the first of a highly important three-game set at Ebbets Field. After the Red Birds swept the series without his services, Rhem showed up considerably worse for wear. He had been abducted, he claimed, and plied with liquor. This at the peak of prohibition. * * * Larry MacPKail put a private eye on a pitcher when the Brooks trained in Havana in 1942. World War II was on." Cuban and United States customs and immigration officials were tough. The report Secretary John McDonald brought back to General Manager McPhail in Florida was long. "Prado 19, 10 beers. Prado 36, 6 beers, 1 a.m. Sloppy Joe's. 12 beers, 2:30 a.m., ect." The customs and immigration men suspected that it was a spy's report. McDonald had a hard time not only getting out of Cuba but into this country. Babe Ruth won a $100 bet from Carl Mays when he suspected a fellow who grew palsy-walsy with the Yankees during the prohibition per- iold was a cop. The Bam also had to be pulled off the flatfoot, who accompanied the laddy-bucks on a western trip. The rollieking Bombers were unwise enough to be photographed hoisting a few in a Joliet, 111., brewery, autographed the picture for the detective. But baseball owners no longer have to be concerned about their hired hands' gaiety. Business now keep§ them up practically all night. LITTLE CHAMPION — Mrs. Dorothy Mayer is the national champion in the Class M midget outboards. Both the boat and motor and the Queens, N.Y., mother of two weigh 100 pounds. (NEA) By TONEY PENNA I have made more holes in. one than anybody—12 shot over a per- iold of 15 years. At least that's what it says in the record book of the Professional Golfers' Association of America. A newspaper carried a story to that effect on the day in 1941 that we played the Hillcrest course in Los Angeles. Craig Wood and Charley Lacey, the home professionl, and Harpo«Marx and Lew Clayton, the former dancer, kidded about how lucky I had been. By way of proving that an ace was not all luck, I made bets that I would not hole out on the 150- yard 16th hole- Marx aaid he would give me whatever was in his wallet if I couM show him a hole in one. He had never seen one made. Using a 6 iron, I played a three- quarter push shot. The ball split the pin all the I Is Up for Trial Fighters Will Know Verdict Round-By- Round in Test INDIANAPOLIS (£) — Joe Miceli of New York, seventh-ranking welterweight, and young Al Andrews of Superior, Wis., won't have to ask handlers how they.'re doing in their ABC-televised fight tomorrow night & the Indiana Pair- grounds Coliseum. Cards of Referee Tony Zale, former middleweight champion, and the two judges will be announced after each round in line with an experiment being conducted this year by the Indiana Athletic Commission. The television viewers also will be let in on the officials' round- by-round opinions. Indiana uses a split-10 scoring system, giving the fighters 5-5, 6-4, 7-3 and so on in each round. Kid Next? The winner will try to get a match with welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan, who easily mauled Fritzie Pruden in the last nationally televised fight in Indianapolis two years ago Promoter Al Farb hopes to match tomorrow night's winner with Paddy Young of New York. MiceH, specializing in a sizzling left hook, has won seven straight bouts since his discharge from the Army. The 22-year-old Andrews, a boxer, turned pro only in 1952 and has beaten such welters as Chuck Davey and Pat Lowery. way, hit the green a. foot or so in front of the hole and disappeared. It rested a fraction of an inch directly behind the pin, half in and half out. What made the kick for me even more tremendous was that hot for an instant did I feel that I would miss the hole. That's how good the shot felt -when I hit the ball. Between You'n Me Pilot Switch Looms; Leo Is Ham Lover By MURRAY A big league front office sitting on the most startling managerial switch of th^ year is in the embarrassing position of waiting for the club to get snagged in a slump before the current skipper is shipped back to his hacienda . . . It's our fuens there won't be another four-minute mile run this summer. - . . Eddie Stanky. the coy conversationalist, says he's gotten only two adverse letters since the season began . , . and gets most of his mail in St. Louis from Alabama because "I'm a southern gentleman, sir." . . . Eddie also put the Ernie Banks-Gene Baker second base combo of the Cubs among the best in the National League. . , . To his intimates, Paul Richards of the White Sox is called "Slug:" because in Atlanta he was known to to into the stands after vociferous fans. . • . An American League club on the western wheel is rated the drink- ingest in the majors . . . Leo Durocher's a staunch wrestling fan . . . Eddie Yost would hit 50 points higher for any club but the Senators because he's stymied by the long left field at Griffith Stadium . . . Rookie Vic Power of the A's is having trouble with the inside fast ball. . . . * • * You're an okay yuy with Ted Williams if he calls you "Bush" . . . and Jackie Jensen has joined that league. . . . As late as four d?.ys before the opening game Eddie Stanky was seriously pondering sending Wally Moon back to the minors ... He traded Enos Slaughter primarily because he'd be tempted to use Country regularly, thereby keeping the rookie on the bench . . . Moon, who has a master's degree from Texas A. and M., was coveted by the Aggies for his basketball as well as baseball skill. . . . * *. * Overheard: Red Schoendienst digging Pee Wee Reese, "How in th heck old are you, anyhow?" . . . "No use lying about it any more," It's TV, Radio For Davey Now Collegian Hanging Up Gloves after Loss CHICAGO (ft —Attired in a dark blue business suit, with a matching left eye, Chuck Davey yesterday told a press conference that he was hanging up his boxing glove for good. The announcement came as no surprise. His manager, Hec Knowles, had said Wednesday night that he was going to recommend that Davey quit. Davey bad just suffered a seventh-round TKO by welterweight Vince Martinez in Chicago Stadium. The balding Davey. 28. who has a masters' degree in education, said it was tough to be retiring now "because I wanted to have a good fight before leaving the ring as an active boxer." "Boxing has been very rewarding to me," he said. "It enabled me to receive an education. It gave me a rich and varied experience. In no other business, at my age, could I have done so well." Davey. whose record stands at 40 victories against five defeats and two draws and whose earnings have been estimated at $150,000, still is not through with television the medium that built him up to a onetime national boxing hero. "I'm going to try to break into the radio and television sportscast- ing field," he said. "I've had a sports show in my home town— Lansing, Mich., for two years, and now I'd like to branch out." 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With Determine in California, there'll be no Triple Crown winner, just like there wasn't a decade ago . . . when Pensive, after winning the Derby and Preakness, with Conn McCreary aboard, faded in the Belmont . . . and one disgruntled plunger spat out, "It's a good thing Paul Revere had that horse instead of McCreary, or there wouldn't have been any United States." . . . # .« * You could do worse than single out Bobby Yocke as the U. S. Open surprise. . . . The South African has been burning; up overseas courses. . . . Gene Littler bunked with the Jimmy Thomsons during the Palm Beach tourney, the better to learn how to lengthen his drives. . .'. Of the 58 listed on the Wyoming spring grid roster, a mere 11 are from Cowpoke territory. . . . Braves' rookie outfielder Henry Aaron could do without that slight hitch in his swing. . . . Gary Middlecoff credits his improved golf U> a change in grip. . . . * • * To make sure Sandy Amoros would LifeatArdmore,Okla., Is Nearly As Good as Playing in Major Leagues By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Robert E. Harlow reveals that the fabulous Waco and Opie Turner's second hobby is baseball. And for years we've heard that life in the minors was so tough. The Turners of the Oklahoma oil millions are Ardmore's gift to the professional golfers. In this year's Ardmore Open. they paid $31,830 in prizes and an additional $12,525 in bonuses. There were bonuses of $15 for every birdie. $25 for a chip In. $250 for an eagle and $500 for each low round. The Turners wo'uld have been pleased to dish out $2500 for a hole in one. Publisher Harlow of Golf World describes how the Turners handle the Ardmore Cardinals of the Class D Sooner State League. Ardmore is a St. Louis National League farm StanMusUl Rush Breaks Cardinal Jinx CHICAGO (#>—It appears as Sf Bob Rush has overcome his St. Louis Cardinal jinx. The Cubs' fireballer bowed to the Red Birds three times last year without registering a victory. Yesterday in his first start against them this season he was the winning pitcher as Chicago defeated the Cards t-S. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Muskegon, Mich — Kenny Lane, 134. Muskegon. outpointed Sammy Rodgers. 135, Benton Harbor, Mich., 10. Mandan, N, D. — Ralph Capone, 145, Chicago, outpointed Marvin Day, 142, Des Moines, 10. report to Montreal, instead of trekking to Havana, the Dodgerm dispatched scout Al Campanis to keep him company. ... Between you'n'me, a reclaimed rookie pitcher in the National League can credit his success to a baseball writer who convinced the club's general manager the hurler (who'd been up twice before) had licked his battle with John Barleycorn. . and the spending Turners are giving Guasie Busch something at which to shoot. They're starting young Red Birds off on the right financial track — for themselves. Little wonder every player in the circuit wants to play for Ardmore. • • + Mrs. Turner originated the pleasant formula of giving the teen age Cardinals $5 for a double. $5 for a stolen base, $7.50 for a triple, $10 for a home run and $10 to the winning pitcher. "Up to now." comments Bob Harlow, "no Ardmore athlete has offered to split with an umpire for calling him safe at second." President Waco Turner of the Ardmore Baseball Association bought the club a bus to make out- of-town jumps. On its return, from Seminole. Waco, Ada, McAlester. Lawton, Shawnee, Pauls Valley or Gainesville, the latter in Texas, Waco greets the athletes with a steak dinner and a ride on Lake Murray in his high-powered cruiser. At the season's end. when most D players are hitch-hiking or bussing it home, the Ardmore lads ride luxury planes to New York. Pittsburgh, Seattle, Havana and elsewhere. Young Stanley Musial didn't have it so good with Williamson of the Mountain State League. The board of directors of the Ardmore Cardinals is composed of six millionaires and Business Manager Bill Hamilton, former city editor of the Ardmore Ardmorelte, the evening newspaper. The Ardmore club has the wealthiest board of directors in baseball, and there are some whoppers in the majors. * • • Ardmore won the pennant by five and a half games last year, but lost money, as it does every season. Directors pass the hat and the books are balanced without any griping. A new park is on the generous agenda for things athletic in Ardmore which appeal to Waco and. Opie. ••Bill Hamilton is using a new gimmick for promotion. Hamilton's men cover the'streets and put pennies into automobile parking meters which show "Expired." They leave a note on the windshield, reading: "A coin was inserted by courtesy of the Ardmore Cardinals. The money you saved on your parking ticket will take you to the ball game." The minor leagues could use a lot more promotional gimmicks— and Turners. Come to think of It, why should a youngster point for the majors when he can play for Ardmore? For The FISHERMEN'S BENEFIT! I mutt movt 30,000 Roaches at $1.50 p«r hundred or with 50 Minnows or mart at $1.25 ptr hundred. Plenty of the Best Tuf- fies ever. Two sixes in Gold Minnows. Also Hy-Bred Minnows. 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