The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 22, 1953
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FACE IOC BLYTHEVTLLl (ARKJ COURIER TUESDAY, SEPT. K, 1981 Also-Rans Are Trying To Secure Positions By BE.V PHLEGAR Al 1 Sports Writer With iust six days to play, the standings of the National and American Leagues could still vmdergo considerable change before being entered in the final record books. Five places in each League re-*• jnata undecided. So far the onlj teams guaranteed of finishing on Sundsv right where they are to d»y »« pennant-winning Brooklyn runner-up Milwaukee and lasl place Pittsburgh in the Nationa League and the champion New York Yankees, fourth place Boston and fifth place Washington in the American. Cleveland gets a cflance tonighi »nd tomorrow to nail down second place in the American League Tne aidians invade Chicago for two games with the White Sox who trail them by two. A sweep would give Manager Al Lopez his third straight runner-up finish •with the Indians. 93-61 for Indians An all-victorious climax to the 1963 season would give the Indians their third identical year — 93 victories and 61 losses. They have five games left and a current mark of 88-61. Near the bottom of the American League Detroit needs to win three of four remaining games to assure sixth place. At the moment the Tigers lead Philadelphia by a game and a half. The A's have five games left. II they can capture even one of the five they'll avoid any share of last place. . The Browns appear almost certain to wind up their days in St. Louis at the bottom of the heap but by winning their last four they might tie the Athletics. Cards Move Third place in the National League is still up for grabs between St. Louis and Philadelphia. The Cards whipped the Chicago Cubs 4-0 last night in the only action in either league and moved a game and a half ahead of the Phillies. St. Louis has six games to play, Philadelphia five. The New York Giants, in fifth place, might get caught by Cincinnati. The Kedlegs also could sink to seventh if they dropped their three game series with the Cubs which opens tonight. The Cubs are now in seventh. Harvey Haddix, pitching his first full season in the big leagues, won his 19th game for the Cardinals and his sixth shutout. He aided his own cause with a triple, one of only five hits collected by the Cardinals. Haddix allowed the Cubs three singles plus a double by Hank Sauer. Rain yesterday washed out the Yankees' final appearance in Boston. '• BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . St .Louis .. Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh . 48 60 67 69 81 84 86 101 .597 .547 .537 .456 .436 .419 .321 20 21! i 33'i, 36!;. 39 53 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York ... Cleveland ... Chicago Washington .. Philadelphia . Boston Detroit St. Louis .664 .591 .577 .503 .383 .540 .393 .353 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at St. Louis (21—Buhl (13-8) and Burdette (14-5) vs Miller (7-7) and Romonosky (0-0). Chicago at Cincinnati (2)—Minner (10-15) and Pollet (6-7) or Church (7-7) vs Perkowski (12-10i and Baczewski (10-3) or Colium (7-11) Pittsburgh at Brooklyn—Dickson (10-19) vs Erskine (20-6) New York al Philadelphia—Grissom (4-1) vs Simmons (14-13) AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at New York—Kellner (11-12) vs Lopat (15-4) St. Louis at Detroit—Paige (2-9) vs Miller (1-1) Cleveland at Chicago—Feller (96) vs Pierce (11-11) Only games Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 4, Chicago 0 Only game scheduled Lefties Are Tough On Flatbush Pride By JOE REICHLEB NEW-YORK (AP) — If you're one of those who thinks the Brooklyn Dodgers' chance of finally whipping the New York Yankees in a World Series are good, you've got plenty of backing. Dodger supporters base their be- ] year. Actually, the Dodgers have lief that Brooklyn's powerhouse righthanders will "moidcr" the Yankee lefthanders just as they've been slaying National League southpaws all year. Already they are beginning to feel sorry for Eddie Lopat and Whitey Ford, the Yankees' southpaw nccs. But have the Dodgers been death to southpaws as is generally bc- ieved? Not -so you could notice it. A check reveals that rival managers have started 23 lefthanders ngninst the predominantly right- handed hitting Brooks this season. Only six have gone all the way. o far so good. But in the 27 decisions involving lefthanders, the Dodgers show a won-lost record of 10-11. That's only n .593 pace. And ;hat's what you pay off on. Like Righthanders Compare that with Brooklyn's overall .680 percentage, and one venders just how much southpaw fared better against righthanders, against whom they've won 88 while losing 37 for a .699 percentage. Harvey Haddix, St. Louis Cardinals' rookie southpaw, owns three victories over Brooklyn. That's as many as any pitcher in the league, Icfthanded or righthander, holds over the Dodgers. Curt Simmons, Philadelphia's talented lefthander, has a 2-2 record against Brooklyn. He and Haddix are the only southpaws with two complete games against the National League pennant winners. The only other lefthander with two triumphs over Brooklyn is Milwaukee's Don Llddle. The Braves' rookie picked up both wins in relief. Lefthanders with one victory over Brooklyn Include Chicago's Paul Mlnner, Cincinnati's Fred B aczew- ski and Harry Perkowski and Mil- laying the Dodgers have done this waukee's Johnny Antonelli. CHANCE OF PACE—Harvey Kuenn changes his stance to spray hits for the Tigers, The fast, .footwork of Detroit' recruit shortstop is traced to his basXetball at Wisconsin. (NBA) Southwest Teams Take Rest; Sauer L&uds New Sub Rule DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Conference football teams, victors in four out of five intersectional battles last week, licked their wounds yesterday. The damage generally was light. Hardest hit was Texas A&M with two brothers sidelined with injuries. X-ray examination showed sophomore end Donald Robbins received a broken arm against Kentucky in Lexington. His brother, Cooper, a center, received a leg injury at Lexington that will keep him out of the University of Houston game Saturday night. Carlton Massey. sidelined for the Louisiana State game, still was on the bench at Texas with a pulled Youngblood's be ready ior play this week. Otherwise, Texas jlayers escaped permanent physical damage in their upset loss at Baton Rouge. Baylor's first string team worked eg muscle. Joe twisted knee should Meet Mississippi Southern By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — So you never heard of Mississippi Southern College, whose football team whomped Alabama, 25 to 19, on the Crimson Tide's own field Friday night? All ve can say is, it's your loss, bub. Mississippi Southern only nnp- iens. by its own admission, to be be independent football king of the ntire South. It would have been oreiy disappointed if iis boys n't, cut down Alabama, which vns rated fifth among the nation's lowerhouses in n recent Associated ress pre-season poll. In the words of ils free-wheeling mbiicity director, Jinimie McDow- ill, "Mississippi Southern is the VlcCoy, podners." 11= nlhletlc staff s composed of "all southern gen- iDmen of the old school." Its 100- ilece marching band is "Ihe best iand what am—the pride of the South." It isn't however, until he gets jn the subject of hallbnck Hugh Pepper and fullback Bucky iilcEl- •oy, who between Uiem scored hree times against 'Bama, that he Hatliesburs Homer really lets imself po. Nothing Like It "Never, never, never." declares McDowell on a rising note, "there ,ever was n one-two punch like VlcEIroy and Popper — the most ;cnuinely magnificent pair of Jtround gaining backs you are like- Fists, Bottles Fly at Legion rena AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Boston, postponed, rafn Only game scheduled There are more than 500 different species of trees native to North America, but less than 100 of them can be classified as important timber trees. Fists, bottles MIG oiood flew at Memorial Auditorium last night as 3 romoter Mike Meroney's king- ized Wrestling card ended In a icar riot. The five-man wrestle royal and our mnn tag bout was halted in he third fall of the tag match with ^rcddie Blassie lying halt-conscious among- the ringside fans and the wrestling mm sprayed with slivers of a broken bottle that was hurled into the ring by some irate fan. The bout ended in a disqualification of toughies Eddie Malone and Charley Keenp with B Lassie and Lee Fields awarded the victory by Referee Hex luobley. BUT, BIassu> wasn't able to celebrate the victory. He was lying in the ringside scats nursing a gashed forehead. The gash was received when Eddie Mftlone bounced Blnssie's head off a ringside post. Ho fell into the ringside seats and had to be helped into the ring by Promoter Mcroney and Referee Mobley. The king-sized bout started with the five-man wrestle royal. All five crapplers, Fields, Elastic, Malonc, Kecne and Mobley, took off at the opening bell with Mobley the first defeated alter six minutes. Fields was eliminated one minute later and Malone went out m nine minutes. Then Keene and Blassie chose, partners for the tag bout with Kecne choosing Malone and Blassie taking Fields. Because he was the first eliminated, Mobley had to referee. At the time of the disqualification of kcene and Malone, the rounds stood all even with Blassie and Fields winning the first and Malone and Kecne the second. ly to see for the rest of your life!" Why people should be surprised by the Southerners vault into national prominence is more than anyone in Hatttesburg can understand. Last year their football team won 10 of 11, losing only to Alabama. Their baseball club won 10 of 11, also, and their basket- ballot 27 out of 35, reaching the quarter-final of the NAIA championships. Georgia In November What it comes to is that Coach Thad Vann was sitting on a whale of a football team, and knew it. So did everybody else in southern Mississippi. Only the so-called na- tional experts were in the dark about it. It is extremely likely now that the Southerners will go through undefeated, as their only remaining major opponent is Georgia Nov. 21. Possibly they have opened a trend which will become clearly apparent as the football season advances—that a team with comparatively limited resources can play the big fellows on even terms since abolishment of the two-platoon system. That Is, so long as the little guy can field one eleven which is really good. Though its student body numbers only 2,000-odd, Mississippi Southern obviously can do that. A great ma- out in lisrht drills as a reward for the 25 to 0 victory over California. Tackle Robert /Knowles was out of action for an Indefinite period with a knee injury. Ho0s Scrimmage Texas Christian players, with an open date this week, went through a pass offense drill. In Fayetteville, the Arkansas Ba- zorbacks scrimmaged against Oklahoma A & M T formation plays to get ready for their season opener in Little Rock Saturday. Coach Bowden Wyatt said he would hold limited scrimmage for the rest of the week. Bice took it easy. The Owls have two weeks to get ready for Cornell. Southern Methodist Coach Chalmer Woodard promoted two ends i team as workouts continued for the Georgia Tech game Oct. 3. yifimon's Newest in WHITE BUCK 10.95 . , , SHOES FOR MEN .and Red Rubber Soles for Smart Style and Extra Comfort Frosly white buck upper leather, underscored by a soft, deep-yielding red rubber sole, gives you comfort spelled out in smart style. It's the national campus favorite. Come by today and discover for yourself the superb comfort of Jarman "friendliness of fit." BUCK LOAFERS $9.95 KINGSTON BUCK SHOES $7.95 YOUR FRIENDIY SHOS STOfei jority of its players come right from Mississippi, a scattered few from adjoining states. Those moved up were ends Raymond Berry and Ed Bernet and guard Tom Hairston. 'Football Is Better' WACO, Tex. Wl — One-platoon football is going to be better than two-platoon, Coach George Sauer of Baylor predicted today. He based his observation on what his team did against California Saturday. His regulars played 50 minutes or more as Baylor won 25-0. "I am of the opinion that one- platoon football will be better for the boys," Sauer declared. "They will play all the time and won't be getting cold sitting on the bench. There's danger then of Injury, probably as much as the boy being tired." T*\e Baylor coach said the coaches and boys had grown soft in the past five years and didn't think a LaStarza Says He Will Win By JACK HAND GREENWOOD LAKE, N. Y. (AP) .— "I know how to get up." That is Roland LaStarza's answer to Rocky Marciano's tremendous knockout punch. Not that the 26-yar-old challenger from New York's Bronx is counting on hitting the deck Thursday night-when he fights the Bock for the World heavyweight championship at the Polo Grounds, but, he is ready — just in case. "Qene Gosney knocked me down twice," he said. "Marciano did once and eo did Walter Hafer. I got up and knocked out all of them except Marciano." LaStarza as he sat in the gym yesterday at Long Pond Inn, awaiting his pre-fight physical by Dr. Vincent Nardiello of the New York Athletic Commission. Roland has his own ideas about the kind of fight to expect from the champion. He doesn't expect Rocky to come rushing out trying for a first round knockout as he did in his second mitch with Jersey Joe walcott. "I'll Be Ready" "I expect him to hoia back," he said. "He'll try to make me lead and try to get in his right hand. If he can't do it, then he'll come in. When he comes in, I'll be ready." Pressed for a prediction, La- Starza refused to elaborate on a simple statement: "I'm going to win." Rock Finishes Up GROSSINGER, N. Y. (JP)—Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano was scheduled to climb into the ring at his Catskill Mountain retreat today and box his final three rounds before taking on Roland La- Starza on Thursday in the Polo Grounds. The mild-mannered champion still declined to make any prediction as to the outcome of the title scrap. He says he's just going to do his best, despite the pleadings of his manager, Al Weill. Argument The former matchmaker for the player could go 60 minutes. "They can if they are conditioned properly," Sauer said. "That's the main thing a coach must do." be," Weill told Marciano. "Climbing up and down those ring steps won't do my heart any good. Get it over for me last, boy." All the Bock would.answer was: "Okay, Al, you can count on me to do my best." Weill and trainer Charlie Goldman did not see eye to eye on today's workout. 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