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f ATURDAY, MAY 29, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Amazing Al Rosen Is Getting Better He's Ahead Of Great '53 Season If Al Rosen can continue his present pace, he's going to force the major league baseball writers to dig up a new award. The writers unanimously picked Rosen as the most valuable player in the American League last season, the first time any player had been selected on a perfect ballot. The handsome, prematurely grey Cleveland star polled the landslide after sweeping virtually every available hitting honor and missing the batting crown by a single point. Bif ITeir It was a tremendous year, leaving little room for improvement. But this season he's ahead of his last year's pace in every department. In 37 games he has collected 51 hits in 137 times at bat for an average of .372. He's hit 13 home runs, scored 29 and driven in 48. At the same stage a year ago he was hitting .338 with 47 hits, 10 homers, 22 runs and 30 runs Batted in. Helped Team, Too Not only is Be getting more of everything- blit his timing has been near perfection. For example, in the last 15 days he has personally accounted for the winning or tying run in 6 of the 12 games won by Cleveland. He did it again last night as he broke tip a scoreless pitching duel between- Early Wyfui and Steve Gromek of Detroit with his 13th home run with Larry Doby oh base in the seventh inning. The final score was 3-0 as Wyhh checked the Tigers on two hits. By winning the Indians stayed nine percentage p&ihte ahead of the onrushing Chicago White Sox who swept a twilight-night doubleheader from slump-ridden Baltimore, 11-6 and 14-8. The New York Yankees came from six runs behind to edge Boston 10-9 and Philadelphia bowed to Washington 12-6. Braves Still Tough In the National League the first place Milwaukee Braves extended their winning streak to 10 although they had to go 12 innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. New York battered Brooklyn 17-7, knocking the Dodgers into fourth place. Philadelphia defeated Pitts- Cardinals Just Miss Ending Braves Skein ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals came within one pitch of ending the National League's longest winning streak of the year and then fell victim to Milwaukee's Braves early today 3-2 in a 12-inning thriller at Milwaukee. Ray Jablonski. the league's leading hitter, drove across a run with a single in the Cardinal half of the 12th to put the Redbirds ahead 2-1. Then Bad News But when the Braves came to bat and after two were out and the bases empty, Cardinal visions of a victory quickly disappeared. Joe Presko was replaced by Gerald Staley after he walked Eddie I dinal hits. The Cardinals took the lead in the second on a double by Tom Alston and a single by Alex Grammas. The Braves tied the count in the seventh when Adcock walked and rode home on a double by Henry Arron. It was the sixth defeat for the Cardinals in their last eight games. Matthews and yielded a single to ! i^f\|f\fllfl| N 4*111 Fears Hogan But Peter Thornton Is in Driver's Seat Andy Pafko. Joe Adcock singled across the tying run on a three- two pitch, arid Johnny Logan singled on Staiey's first pitch to drive in pinch runner Jim Pendleton with the winning run. Thus the Braves extended their winning streak to 10 in a game witnessed by 34,146. The rain-interrupted game didn't end until 1:30 a.m. (CDT). Rascbi Tires Vic Raschi tired after pitching five-hit ball for nine innings. The loss was charged against Presko, his successor. Lew Burdette went all the way for the Braves, scattering five Car- into a three-way tie with Boston and Philadelphia for last. 29 LOB Cass Michaels hit a grand slam norrie run for the White Sox in the first game while the Orioles left 16 stranded. In the nightcap Baltimore left 13 men on base. Two records for pinch hitters were broken in the opener. Baltimore used eight, a single club mark, and Chicago added one to break the two team total. Andy-Carey's single in the ninth drove in the Yankees' winning run at Boston after the world champions had trailed by as many as six runs. Jackie Jensen hit a grand slam home run in the third and Ted Lepcio homered with two aboard for Boston in the fifth. But the Yanks tied it with six in the sixth ' on five singles and three walks. Two Were Out Wayne Tenvilliger hit a home run with two oh, Roy Sievers with one on and Jim Busby with the bases empty as Washington doubled the score on the Athletics. Milwaukee came up with two runs after two were out in the last of the 12th to edge the Cardinals who had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the 12th. Johnny burgh 4-0 in f game shortened to I Logan's third straight sngle six innings because of rain an brought across Jim Pendleton with Cincinnati beat Chicago 6-3 in the only daylight action in either circuit. A Baltimore crowd of 23,184 sat through 6 hours 35 minutes of misery as the Orioles rah their losing streak to nine. Chicago pulled FORT WORTH. Tex. OB—Peter Thomson, the young golfing man from Australia, led the $25.000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament by two strokes today but Beri Hogan. sharing the third spot* still was considered the man to beat. The stage was set for one of those famous Hogan finishes as the field of 46 players headed into the third found. Thomson leads with 137 for 36 holes, Mik e Sou- chak of Durham, N. C., was second with 139 and Hogan was in a tie with amateur Harvie Ward of San Francisco for third with 140. Thomson gave promise of cracking under pressure yesterday as he took a 2-over-par 37 on the first nine holes, but h e rallied for a 1- under oh the second nine and not only held his leaa but increased it by a stroke With his 71. Souchak, the former Duke University football star who is built like a tank, stroked a fine 3-under- par 67 to climb into second place. Hogan, the defending champion and favorite, shot what he called his Worst round in 10 years but he still had a 71. Playing with a severe cold, Hogan said he was missing the fairways and the greens and that his putting on the first nine was "terrible." Byron Nelson, the Roanbke, Tex., farmer who shot a 67 in the opening round Thursday, was worrying with an upset stomach— "just nervous tension," he said— and shot a 74 that put him down into a tie for fifth place. the winning tally. The Giants were home run crazy against the slumping Dodgers at the Polo Grounds as they won their sixth straight. They hit six home runs, four of them in the eighth inning, one short of the Na- into a virtual tie for first place I tional League record for a single with Cleveland, Baltimore sank! frame. Bights Last Nigh* By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Garden (—Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson. 192. New York, stopped Charley Norkus, 194, Jersey City, 5. San Diego, Calif.—Charley Powell. 213, San Francisco, knocked out Frank Bufbrd, 220y 2 , Oakland, Calif., 1. SURE STRIKE—Fellow bowlers in his league at Elkhart, Ind.. added a steering wheel and gear shift to help Herman Gildner guide the ball down the alley. (NEA) Al Andrews New Scoring Plan To Be Used in Speedway Fight INDIANAPOLIS (& — Television fight fans who like to keep round- by-round cards can compare their scoring with that of the referee and judges tonight, round by round. The bout is a speedway weekend id-rounder between Joe Miceli of New York and Al Andrews of Superior, Wis., a pair of classy welterweights. Announcing the score round by round has been tried before—four times in Indiana—but this is the first time on TV. Archie Hindman, former president of the National Boxing Association and new executive secretary of the Indiana. Athletic Commission, thinks it will be a wholesome experiment. Zale to Referee Tony Zale, former middleweight champion, will referee the fight. The judges will be Tony Coppi and Sheriff Dan Smith. The way they divide each round's 10 points between the fighters under Indiana's split-10 scoring system will be given to ABC network Viewers after the round. Hihdman said: "Boxing can be a little deceiving on television, and sometimes the viewers can't see how the officials arrived at their decisions. If they can keep score along with the officials, they'll have a better idea how the fight looks to the naked eye." The system has an advantage for the fighters in that each knows how he stands and doesn't have to rely on the opinions of his handlers. Sports Roundup— Joe Black: Baseball Mystery By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The most puzzling, and no doubt puzzled, ball player in the big leagues today is Joe Black, a 220-pound pitcher with. Brooklyn who only two seasons ago was such an outstanding figure he came very near being elected the most valuable player in the National League, being edged out by Hank Sauer and Robin Roberts. be racing against, and there still are many Eastern voters who will contend that the Dodger rookie would have won the coveted honor if a big Western delegation had not thrown its weight behind Sauer, the Chicago homerun hitter, on strictly sectional lines. In any event, Black was quite a man that year. Won a Pennant Fresh from the International League, the then 28-year-old Negro righthander delivered some of the greatest relief pitching ever seen, before or since, in leading the Dodgers to the pennant. Without his yeoman services the club games, all in relief. He wound up with a won and lost record of 15-4, by far the best on the Brooklyn staff, and with an earned run average of 2.15 per nine-inning game. He beat the Yankees once in the World Series and lost to them twice. Last Had It Bad season—well, nobody has third. Black appeared in a total of 56 yet figured out what happened to the new meteor of the mound. Nothing as simple as a sore arm. Some said it was just the usual sophomore jinx that every ball player must go through. Whatever it was, Joe got it bad- The 34 games they permitted him to appear in, usually briefly, found him giving up 5.30 earned runs per contest, more than twice the previous six games while losing three. And this season, up to now, Joe shows no signs of doing even that good. They Need Him The Brooklyn hill staff sorely needs a bullpen operative of Black's 1952 class. There are few days that Walter Alston, the team's freshman manager, isn't waving in Ycnk and Aussie Meet for Title MUTRFIELD, Scbtland UP) — West Virginia's Bill Campbell and Douglass Bachli, an Australian pub keeper, meet in the 36-hole final of the British amateur golf championships today with most of the Scots in the American corner. There is a canny reason for this. Campbell ranks as one of the finest tee shot players of the world's active amateurs. Bachli will have to be extremely steady to stay with the American if Campbell's drives continue straight as an arrow 6n Muirfield's fairways. But there is also a sentimental reason why Campbell is the choice. The surname of Big Bill from Huntington recalls glory of the old clan. This is the day for wearing Campbell tartan for anyone related to the family. Is Announced by Y Bears and Tigers to Open League Play on Wednesday The Christian Bears and Presbyterian Tigers will officially open the Pony League baseball season next Wednesday in the first of a 24-game schedule, it was announced today by J. P. Garrott, "Y" director. Twelve games are booked for* each of the four teams in the league, with Wednesdays and Fridays assigned as game days. The Baptist Rams will go into action for the first time next Friday when they take on the Methodist Eagles. The league's all-star game will be played Monday, July 5, with the team leading the league as of July 4 to play a team composed of the best players of the other three teams. June 2 — Bears va Tigers 4 — Rams vs Eagles 9 — Eagles vs Tigers 11 — Rams vs Bears 16 — Tiger u vs Rams 17 — Eagles vs Bears Second Round June 23 — Eagles vs Rams 25 — Tigers vs Bears 30 — Bears vs Rams July 2 — Tigers vs Eagles 5 — ALL-STAR GAME. Team leading the league as of July 4 to play a team composed of the best players of the other three teams. 7 — Bears vs Eagles 9 — Rams vs Tigers Third Round July 14 — Bears vs Tigers 16 Rams vs Eagles 21 — Eagles vs Tigers 23 — Rams vs Bears 28 — Tigers vs Rams 30 — Eagles vs Bears Fourth Round Aug. 4 — Eagles vs Rarns 6 — Tigers vs Bears 11 — Bears vs Rams 13 — Tigers vs Eagles 18 — Bears vs Eagles 20 — Rams vs Tigers NOTE: Team listed last in each game is home team. All teams have same number of home games. Hasty Farm After More NEW YORK l/F) — The Hasty House Farm goes after another rich Saturday plum at Belmbnt Park today, with Queen Hopeful replacing Hasty Road as the star attraction for the amaizng Toledo, 0., racing establishment in the $50,000 added coaching club American Oaks. Eight 3-year-old fillies are sched uled to start in the 38th C. C. A. Oaks, premier stakes for the soph- ombre misses with its stern mile and three-eighths distance. The race will be televised on the CBS network and braodcast by ABC, 3-3:30 p.m., EST. Last Saturday, Hasty Road thrilled Pimlico's customers and TV fans alike with his stirring Preakness victory. At Belmont with Queen Hopeful, he makes his next start June 12 in. the $100,000 Belmont stakes. try to save his short-winded starters, but he has found few spots where he felt justified in taking a chance on the big fellow. As of this writing, Black had worked only seven innings for the league champions in five widely spaced games, and the teams he was supposed to stop had jolted him for nine runs. He hasn't been Santee After Mile Mark Again MISSION. Kan. (fP)— Wes Santee makes another bid tonight to become the first American to run a 4-minute mile. This time he'll call on a couple Manila Awards Diamond Letters MANILA — Coach Wayne Taylor today listed 13 letter winners for his Manila High School baseball team for the 1954 season. Heading the lettermen is Joe Dean Pierce, pitcher, who has not been defeated in f5ur consecutive seasons. He has won 18 games. Other lettermen are Tommy Hatcher, sophomore, ca t c h e r ; Ralph Wagner, senior, first baseman; Dean Wagner, sophomore, second Baseman; Bobby Davis, sophomore, third baseman; Jimmy Miles, senior, shortstop; Larry Homer, senior, left fielder: Bobby Scott, senior, center fielder; Vance Waddell, junior, right fielder; Carol Morris, sophomore, pitcher; Wayne Shedd, sophomore, pitcher; Carol Fowler, freshman, infielder; James Harris, junior, outfielder. New Faces Booked for Legion Card Two new faces will appear Monday night when Promoter Mike Meroney presents the American Legion's weekly wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Don Martin and Jerry Graham are the newcomers. They'll be on opposite sides in the tag match which will headline Monday night's bouts. Graham, 235 pounder, is scheduled to team with Eddie Malone as one half of the card* They'll be opposed by Martin, a 225 pounder, and Joe Welch. Both Martin and Graham come to Blytheville highly rated. Both are currently touring the southern and mid-western circuits after successful tours of the southern and Western coasts. Graham halls from the West Coast and recently performed in several bouts in the Chicago area. A burly heavyweight, he is regarded as a dangerous opponent. Martin recently made quite a name for himself In the southern costal area where he won over some of the leading heavy weights. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Graham taking oh Martin and Welch meeting Maiohe. Here's Winner For the 500 INDIANAPOLIS UP) — Rev Har* roun. who Won the first 500-mile Memorial Day auto race in 1911, today picked the winner of the 38th race Monday. "Nothing to It," the Sturgls t Mich., manufacturer said. "It will be the last driver who pulls his head out from under the hood t just before the start.*' Harfouh was among the great drivers of the past and present who filled a ballroom last night as guests of the champion iOO-mile- an-hour club, men who have finished the 500-mile race at speeds over 100. Billy Arnold of Oklahoma City, who took th6 lead on the third lap of the 1930 race and never was headed. Was elected club president, succeeding George Connor of Los Angeles. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Milwaukee 23 14 .622 New York 22 16 .579 V/ a Philadelphia ... 20 17 .541 3 Brooklyn 20 18 .826 3^. Cincinnati 20 19 .513 4'* St. Louis 21 20 .512 4 ChJcag-o 17 21 .447 6«,i Pittsburgh 12 30 .286 13 & Today's Games Brooklyn at. New York PhiltiJtelphia at Pittsburgh St. Louis at Milwaukee (N) Cincinnati at Chicago Friday's Result* Cincinnati 6. Chicago 3 New York 17, Brooklyn 8 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 0 (called end 6th, rain) Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 (12 innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland ...... 25 Chicago ........ 26 New York ..... 23 Detroit . . . ...... 19 Washington 15 20 12 .676 13 .667 15 .606 .576 .429 .333 14 GB 20 Boston 10 Baltimore 12 24 .333 12 ^ Philadelphia ... 12 24 .333 12J| today's Games New York at Boston Washington at Philadelphia Detroit at Cleveland (N) Chicago at Baltimore (N) Friday's Results New York 10, Boston 9 Washington 12. Philadelphia 6 Cleveland 3, Detroit 0 Chicago 1144, Baltimore 6-8 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta Birmingham Chattanooga New Orleans VV 29 L 15 27 18 22 22 22 23 18 20 18 24 Pet. GB .(559 — .600 2',2 .500 7 .489 7V 2 .474 8 .429 10 .426 10'A .419 10 & "Bonus Baby" Frank Leja and vet^ eran Eddie Jtobihson are the heaviest members of tlife Yankees. Each weighs 210 pounds. Little Rock Mobile ........ 20 27 Memphis ...... 18 25 Friday's Results Atlanta 11, Chattanooga 9 Nashville 3, Birmingham 2 Little Rock 2, Mobile 0 Memphis 4-1, New Orleans 3-6 Today's Games Nashville at Birmingha m Mobile at New Orleans (Only games scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Toledo 2, Charleston 1 (15 innings) Louisville 10, Columbus 3 Minneapolis 3, Indianapolis 2 St. Paul 10, Kansas City 2 Tefcas League Shrevepoff. 10, Houstori 3 Fort Worth 3, Oklahoma City 2 Dallas 4, Tulsa 0 Beaumont 10, San Antonio 3 Western League Denver 5-5, Omaha 1-7 Wichita 2> Sioux City 1 Colorado Springs 4, Des Moines 3 Pueblo 5 ; Lincoln 1 COTTON SATES LEAGUE W L Pet, GB El Dorado 17 11 .607 -^- Greenvllle .... 15 11 .577 1 Hot Springs .. H 12 .538 2 Crowd Gathers Cars Lint Up For Monday Morning Doth to Oval INDIANAPOLIS W ~ Tfc« advance guard of the world's most >atient sports crowd camped today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 10 gates, with two days to kill before the 38th annual 500-mile auto race. Dust-covered cars from coast to oast steadily fell into line for Monday morning's dash alter choice parking spots in the track Infield . Main routes to the speedway— 16th and 30th Sts. and Georgetown Road— will be packed with miles of parked racing fans by Sunday night. This Is Fun? This annual gathering of spe&l overs looks like self-imposed mi** ery to non-members >of the fraternity but the blue-jeanefl swarm seems to enjoy itself. Northeast Indianapolis and Speedway CHy were trying bard to relieve the tedium—for a price. A complete carnival was operat- ,ng near the speedway's main gate. There were miles of stands selling racing helmets, checkered lags and other souvernirs. Bars spotted strategically along 16th St. Were having trouble keepng: their glassware washed up. but ;hey'H be closed Sunday and Monday under Indiana law. A nearby drivein movie billed a special feature to inn from dark inUl dawn for the benefit of those who planned an all-night wait for Ih track to bpn. Th thatr add- d that ie Was only a (fast) ifc- minu walk to the track and cars ould be left in the drivein during the race. Speedway gates will open at '5 a.m. Monday, six hours before the start of the race. The management has held back 10^000 unreserved bleacher scats for the patient ones but about 75,000 grandstand seat* were sold out months ago. Penn State Has Chance at IC4A NEW YORK UP! — Not since the days of the great Barney Ewell more than a decade ago has Penn State had a real chance to win the IC4A track and field championship which will be decided today on the speedy Randalls Island cinders. But with Yale practically strangled out of the running and Manhattan, champion the last two years, holding out but a faint hbpe, this looks like the Nlttany Libn'i year. Meridian ., 14 14 .600 Monroe li 17 .393 fine Bluff .... 10 16 .385 Friday's Results Pine Bluff 10, El Dorado 8 Greenville 8, Monroe 5. Meridian 6, Hot Springs 4 Today's Gahies Meridian at Hot Springs El Dorado at Pine Bluff Monroe at Greenville Honeymoon Is Over for Baltimore of teammates to pace him. Santee, holder of the American mile record of 4:02.4, will count on Art Dalzell and Lloyd Koby, both accomplished half-milers, to draw him out- Both will go the full mile but they've been coached to shoot their speed well before they reach the tape. Santee's- newest assault on the 4-minute mile will be at the MiB- souri Valley AAU track and field championships. It's set for 7:40 p.m. CST. The site will be the Shawnee- Mission high school track. Marion Miller, AAU Valley secretary, said Santee al*o will be clocked officially at 1,500 meters. year's figure, and winning only ' able to get anybody out. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Monday, May 31 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Childrtn 15c TAG MATCH DON JOE MARTIN and WELCH Plus 2 Preliminaries Graham vs. Martin and Welch vs. Malone For The FISHERMEN'S BENEFIT! I must rttove 30,000 Roaches at $1.50 per hundred or with 50 Minnows or more a! $1.25 per hundred. Plenty of the Beit Tuf- fies ever. Two sizes in Gold Minnows. Also Hy-Bred Minnows. DIXIELAND BAITERY BALTIMORE (AP) — Manager Jimmy Dykes and his Orioles got wind last night that their honeymoon with Baltimore might be breaking up and they offered oddities instead of winning baseball to prolong it. The Orioles were booed for the first time since moving here from St. Louis as their losing streak stretched to nine on 11-6 and 14-8 losses to the Chicago White Sox. All-Night Affair . The doubleheader started at 6 p.m. and ended at 1:06 a.m. Before it was over, the 23,184 fans learned the truth of the hawker's spiel "you can't follow the game without a scorecard." The two teams used 36 players in the first game to tie the record for the most in an American League night contest. Twenty of them were Orioles. Eight of them were pinchhitters, one more than ever used before in a major league game. The White Sox also used a pinch- hitter and the total of nine was two more than employed previously in the big league game of baseball by »ny two teams. Stranded Baltimore, which had been out of big league baseball for 52 years until this season, showed it hadn't gotten rusty in leaving men on base. It stranded 16 in the first game, only two shy of a record it set in the National League back in 1897 with Boston. It failed to bring in j another 13 in the second game, I thus falling shy by one of the ' American League record of 30 for a doubleheader and equalling the National League mark. ' Between them, the Orioles and White Sox left a total of 47 runners on base. The league's record for two teams in a doubleheader is 49. Hit for a Change Ironically, the- Orioles couldn't complain about lack of either hitting or scoring which has been their main trouble so far. They matched the White Sox 13 hits in the first game and outhlt them 1312 in the second only to lose both. The eight runs they scored in the second game was their high for the season. The booing, particularly of Dykes when he went to the third base coaching box, started in the fourth inning of the first game when the White Sox scored four runs. 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