The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 14, 1953
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MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN &KTWKCN CHAMP ROCKY MARCIANO THE PARALLEL^ CAKKIE6 OHTUXOU&H BOLUS'S COCK-SUSS CONFIDENCE (JUiiT Yankees Figure to Like Little Ol Ebbets Field By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NBA),— The man was raving about the demon Dodgers' power. Three Brooks — Carl Furillo, Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider — are in the race for the National League batting championship. Three of the first four runs-bat-* ted-In-leaders are Sunerbas — Roy Campanella, Gil Hoffbgs and Snider, who quite naturally are among *l Know I Can Beat Him/ Roland Saysof Coming Fight withRock By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Staff Corrspondeiit GREENWOOD LAKE, N. Y. — (NEA) — The smile was thin and veiled a bit of edginess Roland La Starza was getting a little tired of reporters asking him why he was so sure he would beat Rocky Marciano and win the world heavyweight title. "What do they expect me to say?" he half shrugged, half asked"I'm going to lose? Listen, this is a guy I know I can beat. So I say It, period." Roliie doesn't resent the endless flow of questions as the waves of newsmen filter through his training camp at Long Pond Inn, smack dab on hill-enclosed Greenwood Lake. He's intelligent enough to ap- « '^reciate publicit. » "But reporters can be funny, too," he smiles. "They come over, kind of confidential, and say, "Come on, Roliie, how's about something new, something different?" " 'A-ah.' I say to myself, 'here comes Routine 42" "I tell them everything I've told you and all the others —this man is made to order for me. He can be hit by every punch in the book, and I've got those punches. He has to knock me out to win, and he didn't do It last time, and I don't think he hits any harder now than he did three years ago. "A guy's got to start slowing up, Attention Farmers WE HAVE FOR SALE SEVERAL GOOD USED International Harvester COTTON PICKER ATTACHMENTS That We Will Guarantee Like New. THESE PICKERS ARE PRICED TO SELL DELTA IMPLEMENTS inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" Blytheville, Arkansas Phone 6863 Prom what I've heard, he's at least 31." Rollie's a supple 26, He looks good Squat, like his opponent-to-be, but perhaps broader through, the ehould- ers and a trifle more slender in the waist, he's equipped to make the forthcoming fight one for the books —a battle between a relentless aggressive, free - wheeling puncher (Marciano) and a natural counter puncher (La Starza}, who's been known to come out swinging in desperation flurries when stung. His training sessions have been marked by vigor and a zest to trade punches that contradict the reputation for caution he's built up. This Roland La Starza is remarkably self-possessed, cocky in an unobstrusive manner. He has more of a grimness about him than Marciano, although lie told about i the heat wave affecting hie road' work. -.. "I started out to do four miles one morning," he begin, "with jacket, sweater, shirt, heavy p^nts, heavy shoes. Before I got through every tree along the route was decorated with my clothing. "Where's your modesty, man? ; Look at all the women in these parts," interrupted a listener, "Women!" poo-pahed Roliie. "You kidding? Where I go, the only kind of female I'd run into would be a mountain lion." The way he talks, that wouldn't scare him too much, either- Above all, you come away from this camp impressed with the intense confidence of La Staraa. He doesn't say, "When I beat Marciano ..." He says, "After I beat Marci- the^top five in home runs. Six regulars are batting ,305 or more, and the other two are Junior Oilliam, a corxing lead-off man who walks nearly as often,as did Eddie Stanley, and Pee Wee Reese, a very solid citizen with a club in his hands. The Dodgers couldn't miss in the World Series this year, argued the Brooklyn fan. 'The trouble is," countered the Yankee supporter, "that five of the games, if it goes that far,.are to be played, in the Stadium. And the Stadium, you see, curbs the Dodg- :rs' might." The man had figures, or rather a figure, to prove his point. In the last two World Series between the clubs — in 1949 and '52 — the Dodgers hit precisely one home run in five games at Yankee Stadium, Snider connecting in the last appearance there. The Yankees outhlt the Dodgers in home runs in '52, 10 to 6, Johnny Mize belting three in the Bronx, Yogi Berra another. Berra and Mickey M.antle had two four-masters each in that set, Billy Martin, Gil McDougald and Gene Woodling also swatting gopher balls. Snider was credited with four of the Dodgers' homers, the others going to Reese and Robinson. The Dodgers outdid the New York Americans in home runs in '49, 4 to 2, but Tommy Henrich of the Yankees alone manufactured one at Yankee Stadium. It dramatically gave AHie Reynolds the decision over Don Newcombe in the ninth inning of the first ment. Joe DiMaggio, who had been ill, finally managed to pull one into the left field seats in the fifth and final game at Ebbets Field. Reese. Luis Olmo, Campanella and Hodges scored for the Dodgers on their home grounds. * « « Paul Richards reminds the Dodgers that -every Yankee becomes a potential home run hitter the instant he steps into the cigar box called Ebbets Field. "They could hit home runs there with their arms," says the manager of the White Sox. Billy Loes agrees with Richards. "Mickey Mantle short-armed the ball he hit off me far up into the left-center field seats in the eighth inning of the sixth game last year," recalls the Brooks' young right- hander. "The pitch was past him which is why, batting left-handed Mantle hit the ball to the wrong field. "Why," continues Billy Loes, 'from the pitcher's box at Ebbets Field, I can hear a fan in the left field bleachers bummin' a match," Dressen Lauds Joe Black 'He's Coming , Around/ Brook Manager Soys CHICAGO (AP) — Manage! Chuck Dressen of the Brook lyn Dodgers, National League champions, said today he was "very, very pleased" with the way pitcher Joe Black is now coming around after a disappointing slow start this season. "I thought Black did a fine job yesterday in the first six innings against the Chicago Cubs," he said. "I may use him for a couple of innings today—sort of sharpen him up for the World Series. He's big and can take all the work we can give him." Black, making his third start of the season, turned in a two-hit, one- walk chore in the first sis frames. .15 in He yielded a lead-off bunt single - to Prankie Bnumholtz and pitched engage- a double play ball to Eddie Miksis before Dee Fondy homered. After that, the big: righthander retired 15 Cubs in succession before walking Baumholtz with two out In the sixth. The cubs got to Black's successor, Jim Hughes for two runs and a 3-2 victory in 10 innings, Dressen said he will be in New York tomorrow to scout the Yankees. "I hope Cleveland beats them a couple," he said. "They bear down a lot more when there's something at stake, and It is easier to s'cout a team under those conditions." Bead Courier News Classified Ads Barons Show Power In SA Playoff By The Associated Prp,«s Birmingham's rejuvenated Barons —fourth-place club in the Southern Association this season—have disposed of the pennant-winning Memphis Chicks in the battle for the playoffs crown. The Barons humbled Memphis, 18-5, yesterday to run through the semi-nnals series in five games, lashville thumped Atlanta 6-4 to take a 3-2 lead in their best of seven affair. Tonight's game will be played in lashville. If the Vols win, it will « a Birmingham-Nashville scrap or the championship. Birmingham slugged flve Mem- phis pitchers for 18 hits. The Chicks committed flve errors. Bill Virdon of Birmingham and Floyd Fogg of Memphis led the hit parade. Virdon smashed two hom- cvs and a single, Fogg hit a pair ol homers. Jack Harshman, 23-game winner during the regular season for Nashville, cooled Atlanta on to hits. COMPLETE PIST CONTROL Rid your promiio. of Iroubleiome Rod— Mice — Roochei-Anlt, Fleai, and Mathi. Hnrvey Harman has coached the Rutgers football team since 1038. His teams have won 66 games, lost 27 and tied two. CALL j World'* largiit Pail Control Ca. The question is: Will that same confidence, the kind once imbued j in a Gene Tunney. go with him through the ropes at the Polo I bounds, Sept. 24? 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Everybody wants Frank Sinatra for TV now, his first appearance being on the opening fall showing of Milton Berle. And NBC is trying to sign the singer up for a new show of his own. Reason for the sudden interest is Sinatra's big click in the movie, "From Here to Eternity," in which he has a non-singing role. The "All Star Revue" will definitely spell "Your Show of Shows" once a month this season; and Martha Raye has been signed for three editions of the show. With "I Love Lucy" of the air for the sum- Tier, Arthur Godfrey captured No. 1 ratings on both radio and TV^when he went back on the air. The number one rating for quality TV sets will ?o to the new G.E. Black Day- 'ight and you'll certainly be pleased at our large stock rom which to choose, at 3LYTHEVILLE SALES CO., 109 EEast Main Street, phone 3616. 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