The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 23, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 1953 Fireballing Chief Good Bet as Series Starter By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer T. ™,,,iri well be that Allie Reynolds has fastballed his way into the job of opening .u «; rid spries for the New York Yankees a week from today. the ^ni i vrteran speed merchant certainly has erased all doubts as to his fitness And last helve Charlie Dressen's spies an eyeful of some of the best pitching performed by k Philadelphia Athletics Key- 1C H' truck out the side in the first ning. him very happy- ilu ". pitching e SdiSwe support for the big chief to pitch the opener. Vivnolds a 20 game winner a He> as sent to the bull pen year ago, late this spring because Stengel valuable in ; clinched e ir fifth pennant the New York had manager ™ declared Reynolds had b en a prime factor in the18 game winnln-streak in June and that he thought that streak had guaranteed the flag. 36 Years Old The Oklahoman is 36 years old. He has appeared in five Woild Series, pitching 69 1-3 innings in 12 games and has a 6-2 record The New York Giants beat him once in 1951 and the Dodgers beat Porker Timetable Devised by Wyatt FAYETTEVILLE — If you want to know what the Arkansas Razorbacks will be doing on October 14, or let's say . m once a nd lost to him twice "Yankees beat Philadelphia 7-2 last night with both Philadelphia runs coming off Bob Kuzava, who pitched the last Wo innings. One of them was Gus Zernial s 42nd home run, a blast which kept him one ahead of Cleveland's Al Rosen in the American League home run derby. Rosen hit his 41st in Cleveland s 8-3 decision over Chicago. By winning the Indians virtually clinched second place. They lead the White Sox by three games with four to play. Bums Win Affain In other action yesterday the Brooklyn Dodgers closed their Ebbets Field season by tying the Na- November 19, just check the day got it. The training schedule is Coach Bowden Wyatt. A stickler for detail, Wyntt's sys-t tern of pre-arranged practices — covering every phase of the game _ ) la s proven highly successful. There's no reason for taking up half of the day deciding what t work on," says the Porker coach "we try to cover our entire garni each week and thereby improve thi club in every phase as the season goes by." This doesn't cbunt out spccia work on each opponent's offense 01 defense — there's a time set aside for that too. What it docs do, how- ver, is establish a regular routine for the players and coaches each week so that they can pace themselves and improve the .overall game rather than one certain phase of it that may have been lacking in the previous game. "Too many times a team spends most of the week working on one New York part of their game that looked rag- Cleveland ged the week before," points out Chicago Wyatt. "What they don't count on, Boston however. Is sacrificing the rest of Washington their game for the coming week." Detroit The Schedule Philadelphia Starting next Monday (after the gt Lou i s first game), the Porker regulars will I get in a good workout sweat be- 'fore taking on a healthy pass defense drill. Players who didn't see too much action in the previous Saturday's game will stage a full speed practice. Tuesday will find the Porkers of the week and just that simple you've under BY MORE THAN A NECK—Jughcad trots across the finish line in Columbus, O., winning a match race with a trotting horse by six Jen-ths. Five of the huge birds are attracting .attention at 'the Clark County Fair in the capital city. (NEA) tional League record of 60 victories brushing up on their own offense and 17 losses. They beat Pittsburgh | with a brisk 15-20 minute offensive 5-4 in the final game. Milwaukee' scrimmage, followed by intensive and St. Louis split as did Cincinnati and Chicago. Milwaukee beat St Louis in the first game '4-3 and lost the second 10-7. Cincinnati edged Chicago 1-0, then lost 4-1. Philadelphia whipped the New York Giants B-3. The St. Louis Browns continued to pick on the only team in the league they can beat, the Detroit Tigers, and scored a 7-3 victory. The Browns defeated Detroit 15 times in their 22 meetings. Eddie Mathews hit his 47th home run in the first game at St. Louis but he committed two errors in each game of the twin bill. Joe Adcock also hqmered in the opener. Stan Musial. still fighting to keep his batting crown, collected five hits in nine limes ut bat. He raised his average to .333 and would need an average of three hits in every four times the rest of Hie season to catch the injured Carl Furillo of Brooklyn who leads with .344. Harrison Plays At Haley Field At 8 Tonight Harrison High School's Dragons open their home season at Haley Field tonight \viien they take on the reputedly-strong Lincoln High School of Forrest City. Coach Ira Young's Dragons are •Jresh from a 25-0 victory at West Memphis last week. Kickoff time for tonight's game is 8 o'clock. Probable Dragon starters include Bel and Ray at ends, Hosheil and work on punting, kickoffs and extra point kicking. A defensive workout lasting nearly an hour wllljirind things up. Wednesday — at midweek — the Razorbacks, having absorbed game movies, will be "D" (defense) day. Working against n team drilled in the next opponent's plays, the varsity will get a full .speed workout on the defense. This is the final proving ground for. the coming game. Wyatt hopes to have any players sporting' minor injuries from the preceding game on the mend for this workout. The rough work out of the way, players will give their entire game a quick look on Thursday, covering the kicking game again, a passing drill and no-contact drills on their offense and defense. This is likely to be the dny thai Wyatt will use for a special night practice in the three weeks which have night football scheduled. The opener this Saturday is an arc-light affair and will see the Porkers in one night workout. The '53 Porkers will probably don their game uniforms on Fridays for some running and Individual work (that ir seed 0 -'?, to sharpen their over"all attach, It's prlrnnrfrjr <!«rt£R«S ft» keep the players in the peak of shape — and will include no contact work. That'll wind it up for the week, .tt's a healthy schedule — and a thorough one — to say the least, and it has been one that met with tremendous success at Wyoming with Wyatt. Bobo at tackles. Morris and Doan at guards, Vaughn at center and C. Sanders. R. Sanders, Pollard and Strickland in the backfield. WIND ON THE LOCH—Framed against Scottish hills, a fine sailing wind pushes two-sailboats on their sides as they whin •cross Gareloch during the Royal Northern Yacht Club Regatta off HMenshurch. (NKA1 BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn .^. Milwaukee . St. Louis ... Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati . Chicago — Pittsburgh .. Lost Pet. Behind 48 .682 .594 .547 .540 .453 .437 .420 .325 13 2054 2H4 34'/ 2 31 38)4 54 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 98 89 86 81 .75 50 . 57 54 .667 .593 .513 .540 .593 .391 .380 .358 10'/2 1314 18'/2 24 41 42 ',4 46 Today'* Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at St. Louis—Spahn (21-7) vs. Mizell (13-9) New York at Philadelphia—Grissom (4-1) vs. Roberts (22-15). Chicago at Cincinnati—Elson (01) or town (8-6) vs. Eaffensberger (6-14) Only games AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Chicago—Lemon (2015) vs. Rogovin (7-11) Philadelphia at, New York— Shantz (5-8) vs. Lopat (15-4) Only games Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 4-7, St. Louis 3-10 Cincinnati 1-1, Chicago 0-4 Brooklyn 5, Pittsburgh 4. Philadelphia 8, New York 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 7, Philadelphia St. Louis 7;;0etroit 3 Cleveland 8, Chicago 3 Hog Schedule Looks Even Tougher Now By CARL BELL Associated Press Sports Writer The first weekend of the college football season was a frightening one for the Arkansas Razorbacks, though they didn't have a game themselves. Just look at what the Porkers' Even if they escape serious in- opponents for the year did. Baylor routed California 25-0; Rice beat powerful Florida 20-16; TCU blanked Kansas 13-0; Texas AM upset Kentucky 7-6; Oklahoma AM shut out Hardin Simmons 20-0; Mississippi pounded Chattanooga 39-6; and, perhaps worst of all from Arkansas' standpoint. LSU, a team the rebuilding Razorbacks were supposed to be able to heat, upended Southwest Conference favorite Texas 20-7. What already looked tough for an undermanned Arkansas squad looms e g ven tougher than it was thought." Still, maybe the Porkers can salvage some hope from the liberal sprinkling ot upsets throughout the nation last Saturday. The lack of the usual optimism up in the Ozark hills may have led some to believe that the 1953 Razorbacks are a stumbling, fumbling, punchlcss outfit. That is not the case at all. Arkansas' starting 1 eleven Is potentially quite good, a combination that should be able to do a fine job against any other 11 men. Trouble is new Coach Bowden Wyatt has practically no reserve strength. Too many times in the past Arkansas has had to depend on one outstanding player at a position. The opposition has been aware of the situation and, more often than not, a key player has spent much of his time on. the bench nursing injuries. juries the 11 starters and, at rnost, four or five first rate reserves, can't handle 60 minutes of football lor 10 consecutive Saturdays without tiring badly,* The Arkansas Intercollegiate Con ference has a good balance between single wing and T formation this year. State Teachers and Arkansas A&M are all-out T teams, while Henderson and the College of the Ozarks are straight single wingers. The other two league members mix it up. Arkansas Tech runs from both the T and the single wing. Southern State uses only one formation, but it's a combination of the single wing and the split T. Jim Benton, who learned the T as a long time end in pro football, swears by it, saying: "Given equal material, you can get far more yardage out of the T than any other formation." Some single wing men will argue that point: others will only say yardage isn't the only important factor. There are such things as mistakes, and the single wing—with less ball exchanging—has fewer chances of fumbling. Then, as Henderson's Duke Wells—the AlC's senior coach from the point of service at one college, says in support of his single wing: "Maybe the T keeps the other team from knowing where the ball but I want to be. able to see the ball once in awhile when my team has it." Rocks Trainer"Manager Feud Keeps Camp on Pins, Needles By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor GROSSINGER'S, N. Y. — (NBA) — The last time Al Weill got into a fist fight he was put on the floor of a Madison Square Garden dressing room by a rather wild goombar, Tommy (Ryan) Eboli. But It looks like the round man Weill barreled into the ring first— who did wonders for the vest in- forgetting the stool a couple of times dustry is winding up for another engagement. If Rocky Marciano's fight with Roland La Starza at the Polo Grounds, Sept, 24, lasts long enough for the heavyweight champion to find himself in a clinch, he might take a look at his corner to see if Manager Weill and Trainer Charlie Goldman are putting on * better scrap. Seriously, Marciano goes into the match upset about a feud between Weill and Goldman. Allie Columbo needles Goldman about his quarrel with Weill, but both the tltleholder and his boyhood Brockton booster are deeply concerned about the rift. Marciano is profoundly gratefa to Weill, but has become very close to and fond of the little old bantamweight who developed him. He may have to put his foot down. It has gone that far. Goldman has Weill openly raging. Weill resents Goldman taking bows via newspaper and magazine stories. * • * IT MUST HAVE been written that Marciano was sent to Goldman in the first place, for Weill caUed Columbo out of the mountain airport cottage near this resort to straighten this out. "Who did you write to when you decided to bring Marciano to New York?" he asked. "You," replied Columbo, backing away obviously to avoid further argument. Goldman talking for and about Marciano at first only irritated Weill, but the situation slowly built up to a point where he and his long-time pal are not speaking. It's the end of a beautiful friendship. Their partnership began at Canarsie Beach, Brooklyn, 35 years ago. Weill ran one of those swing-the- hammer- and test-your-strength deals. Goldman had a similar carnival pitch next door. "That Goldman is a mule-head," says- •Weill. "When I had Marciano signed for the Joe Louis match, the one that made him, Goldman was with Rocky at a Massachusetts dog track. I got Goldman on the phone and he said Rocky wasn't ready for Louis. I told him to put Rocky on the phone. I told Rocky he was fighting Louis, and what I tell Rocky goes. "I gave Goldman every dollar he has. but I'll keep him," concludes Weill. magnanimously. THE STATE OF AFFAIRS is re mindful of the Jersey Joe Walcott fight in Philadelphia, where Weill. no longer the International Boxing Club's New York matchmaker and now openly managing Marciano, worked in his corner for the first time. Taking over completely as The Brain, Weill refused to let Gold- nan, Marciano's trainer and chief second until that eventful night, nto the ring between rounds. — and then proceeded to use his well-padded hips to keep the gnome- like little veteran outside the ropes. It now appears we will see the same extraordinary situation in the Roland La Starza outing. Only tha fight in the corner might be superior to the one in the ring. On past- records, we'd make Charley Goldman a 2-to-l favorite, but Al weiU's genuine anger might upset the dope. OLD CROW MAKES HISTORY! 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"Clark Griffith of Washington and the Macks of Philadelphia do not want Bill Veeck (Browns' owner) between them," he continued. "Don't expect the Yankees to vote for Baltimore, either It's my Y Football League Play To Begin guess the Browns will be in Toronto next year. Toronto Favored "I'd say it is a 60-40 proposition right now between Toronto and Montreal with the odds favoring Toronto. I understand Veeck and Jack Cooke of Toronto have some sort of an agreement between them." But all the parties concerned were quick to deny that the executive had had his facts straight. "It's news to me," said Veeck in Chicago. "That informant knows things I don't." Griffith was even more emphatic. "It just isn't-so," he said. "On the contrary, I'll vote for Baltimore no matter what the other clubs favor." Commented Roy Mack, executive vice-president of the A's: "I intend to go to the owners' meeting with an open mind on the Browns' situation. I do not intend to reach a decision on the matter until Veeck has presented his plans to the owners." Harvard Print Shop The first brick building at Harvard University was erected for Indiana students, but they did not make sufficient use of it, so it was converted into a printing shop. The Y Grade School football league opens its 1953 season Thursday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock, when the defending champion Sudbury Green Wave meets the Lange Wildcats at Torn Little Park. The league will be composed of only three teams this year, Yarbro having dropped out because their sixth grade students have been moved into town. The defending champions under the tutelage of Coach Robert Birmingham, have been working out for almost three weeks and figure to have an advantage over the other teams, who have less than two weeks practice. Lange Is again coached by Bobby Baggett, assisted by Richard Kerbough and the Central outfit is under the direction of Douglas Graham. , Sudbury started practice with 48 boys and have trimmed down to a playing strength" of about 30. Central and Lange each started with some 35 candidates and have trimmed their squads to approximately 20. Heavy equipment has been issued to approximately 60 boys in the three schools. Following Thursday's opening game, there will be at least one league game each week. For Injun Summer... Your bucks best buy! Honest Injun ... a dollar never went jo far or did JO well! You'll look belter, feel better . . . because you can't buy a better made man's shoe. Try a pair today. ?095 $ 0 to According to "Style CHydu i. by Peltri ^f Shoes of Distinction for * stop in today Copyright, E E-a-i-y slip-on and - moccasin types...pack- td with masculine style ... your size at your price... 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