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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Bosox' Trading By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The telephones are still ringing in Boston, but in selling George Kell the Red Sox did nothing more than dispose of a third baseman with a bad back who has slowed down ,to the Pirates' pace. Perhaps the most unusual thing about the transaction is that Thomas Austin Yawkey after all these years got a considerable sum for a performer instead of paying it. The White Sox, obviously shooting for the works and desper at e 1 y attempting to repair the leak that has .bothe red Paul Richards most since he took over, forked over $75,000 and Grady Hatton, who ~was expected to be assigned to Louisville. The timing was bad, from the Hub viewpoint, for after a miser- George Kell able start, the Bosox-had just tak- •n two of three at Yankee Stadium. the veteran Kell making three hits in five trips, driving in three runs, Including the tying one in the eighth, and scoring twice in the rubber game. • * • Beantown can't be blamed for suspecting that Owner Yawkey and Joe Cronin have given up on the Red Sox at this early date. The decision on Kell was made in Cleveland, when the one-time Arkansas Traveler, crowding 32, hit the ball all the way down the left field line and was thrown out at second base. That always has been an automatic double for anybody but a combatant with no more speed than what was possessed by Schnozzola Lombard! Too many balls were bouncing by Kell, too. So Junkman Richards gets a chance to repair another broken- down star. He at least has the authentic hitter whom he has been seeking. Something had to be done about the Red Sox infield, and in the judgment of General Manager Cronin this is the first step. The Red Sox' principal headache now is that Billy Goodman'; proper spot is first base, where Harry Agganis has more than made good with the long bal land all. A spot had to be made for Goodman, who now is the hope at third base. Versatile Billy the Kid, who also has led the league in bailing, lacks, the sure hands required at second base, where he could not satisfactorily make the double play. There is some question about the frail-looking North Carolinian being a replica of Billy Cox at third. * * * Billy Console, the 20-year-old bonus baby who promised so much at second base throughout the training period, was too frequently fooled at the plate. Ted Lepcio saved a bad situation somewhat by turning out to be a pleasant surprise at second base, where there is less concern about his hitting than there is in connection with the shortstop, Milt Boiling. Unless Jackie Jensen, who went five for 55, picks up, Goodman's services may be required in right field. Jensen was removed for a pinch-' hitter in the pay-off game with the Yankees. When did you last see a, cleanup man yanked for a pinch-hitter? Come to think of it, that's what the Bosox require as much as a couple of infielders who can hit a lick. A good fourth-place hitter swinging behind Ted Williams should come close to breaking the runs- batted-in record. By JIMMY THOMSON My biggest thrill was winning the Australian Cenentary Championship in Melbourne in October of 1034. "GTsing a 5 iron, I chipped in from 16 feet off the final green for a birdie 3 to prevail by six strokes and pocket $3500. The chip shot in Melbourne was one of my best, but I believe my finest came at the 533-yard 15th of tfee St. Augustine course in the amateur-professional tournament in. March of 1938. The ball for my second shot rested on the back slope of the llth tee, way out of line. Forty feet ahead was a g-roup of tall trees. My left foot necessarily was higher than the right. I faced the problem of getting the ball up quickly to clear the trees, playing it to the left, and bringing it back into position with a long high slice. A lot of traps* had to be carried. The shot had i to be played from left to right, j adding to its difficulty. It is hard i to obtain distance on this type of | shot. I used a 4 wood, played the ball off my left foot. I started the club back outside of the line, on the outside of my normal swing. This automatically made me slice across the ball. I got the ball up quickly, hit it to the left, brought it back with the slice, and with the aid of a slight following wind obtained 250 'yards. This required tremendous power, but the ball wound up four from the pin. Gus Bell Ray Jablonski EARLY FOOT — The Reds' solid power in the middle of the batting order starts with Gus Bell, left. Ray Jablonski, center, of the Cardinals and Bobby A vila the Indians" Bobby Avila have started out as though they intend to lead their respective leagues in batting, (NEA) Between You'n Me Is Minor Leaguer Faster Than. Turley?; Stengel Wrong Again Bv MURRAY The youth movement instigated by Lou Boudreau could extend to a youthful new manager if the Red Sox continue to flub the double play . . . Can this be the new Ted Williams with a heart (and shoulder) of gold? He was overheard excusing himself before leaving an interview Casey Stengel's still moaning about balls hit through the left side of his infield- past Scooter Rizzuto ... -right Osceola Opens Home Season OSCEOLA — Witn one game under their belts, the Osceola Indians will open their 1954 home season tonight against the West Memphis Blue Devils under the arcs with game time set at 7:30. Coach Austin Hanner will probably start the same nine he used against Harrisburg Tuesday night. That would be Billy Spencer. Ed Weldon. C. A. Strange, Mark Weiss, feet | Jack Morse, Ray Adcock, Wayne Pierce, Jerry Weldon and Teddy Ironic that Mickey Mantle should now be a more menacing batter from a right-hand stance. . Wasn't it only two years ago that Stengel was urging him to bat left all the time? . . . Mickey's appearances at the plate at the Stadium recall Joe Dimagio's boos every time he steps up ... * * * Sign of the times: a sign rental at Ebbets Field that once cost $275 is now up to S2600 per annum . . . The late Chief Bender was noted r or his competitive pitching temperament—as illustrated when he rowled at Al Rosen during a banquet of baseball greats last winter: 'I threw at Cobb here, I threw at Speaker . . , and if I were around ; today, I'd be throwing at you." . . . ! J Could pitcher Dave Hoskins have j been shipped down for failing to : cover first base on a key play again- j st the Yankees the day before his demotion? .... When he makes out his next; bat- j ting order, someone ought to tell I Eddy Stanky that Red Schoendienst doesn't spell his name "Shoeien- diets" .... Bob Shepherd, the dulcet-voiced public address announcer at Yankee Stadium, teaches speech at a New York high school. ! There are six catchers on the Pittsburgh roster—the five regularly listed now that Jim Managan's out of service and that erstwhile re- Mickey Manfle ceiver, Branch Rickey s who's catching it these days, too .... + * * Portsider Bill Henry has blossomed as a major league hurler with the Bosox by acquiring a slider and change-up to go with his fast ball. Walter Gibbons, switching from New York's Roosevelt Raceway to general manager the Foxboro, Mass. harness plant, piloted a sulky when he was a fledgling of 84! ... was winning races at 14 ... and now, after eight grandchildren, can still put his feet up on a trailer . . . Gibbons gave the improbably named young Stanley Dancer his chance to drive on the big tracks six years ago—because Dancer talks as persuasively as he handles the reins . . * * * They're predicting Desmond Koch, the Southern Californian, some day will heave a discus as far as he 'punts a football—200 feet or 80 ... A leading rivalry in the Indianapolis motorama, Billy Vukovich and Freddy Agabashian, was a carryover from the California midgets from which both were graduated . . Daytonia Beach stijl is > pushing plans for a $2^ million track to rival Indianapolis . . . which could be one reason visiting imepesario Bill France was ejected the latter's pits .... • *> • San Antonio of the Texa.s League has a young pitcher named Rinold Durcn, who's supposed to be faster than Bullet Bob Turley of the par- ~1 Baseball Standings By XIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 29 13 . 28 . 26 . 31 . 18 . 14 Iti 18 18 27 28 .(590 .(536 .591 .538 .-429 .389 .357 .349 11 12 14 H'/a Now York Detroit Washington Boston Baltimore 15 Philadelphia ... 15 Today's Games Cleveland at New York ChieuRO nt Boston Detroit tit Washington (N 1 ) Baltimore at Philadelphia (N) Wednesday Results Cleveland 8, New York 7 (10 innings) Boston 5. Chicacro 2 Washington 7. Detroit 2 Baltimore 9, Philadelphia 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB 18 18 19 19 21 .581 .561 .548 .548 .523 .488 .476 .298 1 1! 2 Brooklyn 25 Milwaukee 23 New York 23 Philadelphia ... 23 St. Louis 23 Cincinnati 21 22 Chicago 20 22 Pittsburgh 14 33 Today's Games Philadelphia at Cincinnati Brooklyn at Milwaukee Pittsburgh, nt Chicago New York at St. Louis (N) Wednesday'* Results Philadelphia. 7, Cincinnati'0 Brooklyn, 7, Milwaukee 6 (called end of five innings, rain) New York at St. Louis postponed rain. Pittsburgh at Chicago postponed wet grounds. SOUTHERN Atlanta Birmingham Chattanooga New Orleans Nashville Little Rock Memphis Mobile ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 31 30 26 26 20 21 21 21 18 21 23 25 24 26 27 32 .633 .588 .531 .510 .455 .447 .438 .396 2 5 6 84 9 94 12 Wednesday's Results Chattanooga 6, Atlanta 5 (10 in nings) Little Rock 2. New Orleans 1 emphis 6, Mobile 2 (called end 6th, rain^ Birmingham 13. Nashville 4 Today's Games Atlanta at Chattanooga New Orleans at Little Rock Birmingham at Nashville Mobile at Memphis MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 7, Charleston 4 Other games postponed Texas LeaRiie Houston 5-4. Fort Worth 2-1 Oklahoma City 3-1, Shreveport •>-? ** %> Tulsa 11, Beaumont 6 San Antonio 9, Dallas 3 Western League Omaha 4-3, Colorado Springs 3-2 Other games postponed ent Orioles . . . and has opposing hatters leery of dipping' In at the told by an eye specialist he'd better plate because five years apo he was forget pitching:—"your sight in so poor you couldn't possibly sec a hard line drive" .... Between you'n me, how can baseball, which needs class, let men like Tommy Henrjch and Mickey Cochrane drift away from the game?. . . Experienced golfers called this shot as great a one as they ever hoped to see. Hall. Plans are to have a pre-game ceremony for tonight's tilt. GOING PLACES £A.\ YOU'LL HAVE BETTER TIMES WITH NOW AMERICA'S TOP SELLING STRAIGHT WHISKY AT ANY PRICE * Pint 1 14 Pt. 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Speaking in bitf time terms, they'll have you telling boys on your team to roll the wrists, hit nt the pitch and stand ju.st so in the box. And at the finish, you'll have a thoroughly confused club. It remained with Gene Woodhng of the. Yankees to come up with what he believes rules as the most, solid chunk of advice handed out in a long time. "Don't tell a kid more than a thing or two. Let him nlom* and let him have some fun," the outfielder says. At last looK, WoodlhiK's All- j Stars, ft team Gene sponsors, were ! the top winners in the Fairlawn N. J., Little League. What does Gene tell his All- Stars? "I work with rrieni ever chance I get, but on the hitting end, J. rarely monkey with the youngsters," he says. "Take the YanKees. We have about 18 guys who make their living hlttlnp find everyone of them hns a different stance. The same with the kids on my team. As lonp as the boy's stance seems natural, just let him get up there and hit." • » • Union University of Jackson. Tenn.. has adopted the Little League program and. like so many adults, has found good use for it. Physical Education students receive, in their senior year, credits for managinp farm teams' in the local LL. It provides sound training for aspiring youngsters and coaches. . . . Ozone Park, N. Y., Little Leaguers don't do i much second guessing of umpire j Tonny LaBua. He's a former wel- | I terweight main eventer . . . and because of the same league, George Burton, a New York sports writer, has found he isn"t eating well lately. His wife. Marge, is league president and can be found more often at the ball yard than the kitchen stove. • * • • Add progress: Indianapolis Is constructing six Little League fields in a row in a section of the State Fair Grounds. That's mass production . . . but they're hard pressed to top Qttumwa, Iowa, which is readying"i'our diamonds — all right smack in the center of town. . . . The Gross Point, Mich., LL ha« received an anonymous $1000 bequest, from a will. . . Mickey Me- Council, former Dodger scout, set to go on the road again for some more instructing of the nation's fledgling ballplayers. . . . Buffalo Bob Smith, Howdy Doody TV fun>maker, has a LL team at Pound- ridge, N. Y. p iohfs Lost Ni By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis — Jimmy Carter, 137, New York, knocke out Charley Rilcy, 1334 .St. Louis, 2. Vienna — Kurt'Schlegl, Austria, outpointed EuR'ene Robert, Belgium. 10. Heavy weights, 6ut exact weights not available. COTTON STATICS LEAGUE VV L Pet. GB El Dorado 20 12 .G25 — Greenville 18 13 .581 14 Meridian 18 15 .545 24 Hot Springs ... 15 15 .500 4 Pine Bluff .... 12 19 .387 74 Wednesday's Results El Dorado at Hot Springs, Postponed. Rain Meridian 8, Monroe 7 Pine Bluff 14. Greenville 13 Today's Games Hot Springs at Greenville Meridian at El Dorado Pine Bluff at Monroe ENJOY Miniature Golf One of America's Most Popular Past Times. 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