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June 8, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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Campanula's Back And Dodgers Roll BLYTHgriLLB (ABK.) COUJOTB IflWi All Wins Since Roy Returned By BEN T PiajLEGAR AP Sports Writer Campy's back and the Dodgers are threatening to turn the National League pennant race into another Brooklyn runa- waukee 4-2 and the Boston Red Sox* won a pair from Detroit .3-2 and I. 5-4, the second game in 12 innings. | The rest of the teams in both | leagues were idle. The Brooklyn victory came after the Cards had put the winning run on third base with nobody out during a three-run uprising in the ninth. Preacher Roe went into the last of the ninth with a 5-2 lead. A single by Red Schoendienst, a walk to Stan Musial and Ray Jablonski's double drove Roe out, one way. Since big, genial Roy Carnpanel- la returned to action they've won every game they've played and now have a streak of 10, as long as any in the circuit this season. Out 29 Days The hard-working catcher fretted through 29 days of inactivity after an operation on his broken left wrist. And his Dodger teammates fretted right along with him, blowing games they should have won, slumping at the plate and hobbling in the field. In the last week in May they lost four in a row, including a 16-7 slaughter to their bitter rivals, the New York Giants. The day after this disaster they regrouped th enforces enough to squeeze out a 4-2 decision over the Giants on a two- out, ninth-inning homer by pee Wee Reese. Campy Comes Back Cempaneila went behind the plate the next day, a week ago Sunday, and since then it's been just one victory after another. Almost without exception the decisions have been close—8 of the 10 were decided by two runs .or less. But & has been the Dodgers on the long end as they moved from fourth place to a firm hold on the league Idae. They had to battle 12 innings last night before subduing the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5. After Carl Furillo singled in the tie-breaking run, Campanella stole home for the j extra tally. Giants Win run in and brought on Jim Hughes. Sarni, Then Nothing Bill Sarni blasted Hughes' first pitch for a triple. Then Hughes walked the next two batters purposely-and got two outs on pop flies, the third on an infield grounder. Campanella aided the early attack with a home run. The Braves sank into fourth place as they bowed to the runner-up Giants, who trail Brooklyn by two games. Milwaukee now" is four games back. Whitey Lockman's home run with Wes Westrum on base in th esec- ond inning provided the winning margin. Milwaukee didn't get a bal lout of the infield against Sal Farrington Misses in Open Try Blytheville Country Club Professional Paul Farrington was too The New York Giants beat Mil- Maglie until the sixth inning. Marv Grissom finished after Maglie tired in the seventh. Eddie Ma thews hit a 420-foot home run off Grissom in the eighth. Bosox Move Boston's double triumph moved the Red Sox into fifth place in the American League, only 3',i games out of first division. Frank Sullivan and Tom Brewer, two rookie right-handers, . tamed the Tigers, with Brewer going all the way in the 12-inning nightcap. The Red Sox hopped on Steve Gromek for three runs in the first three innings of the first game. Milt Boiling drove home the winning run in the second game with a single after Harry Agganis had singled and moved to second on a soon with his qualifying for the National Open. Last year Farrington went to Memphis and qualified for the biggest of all golfing shows. However, he was scheduled to undergo surgery for a war-damaged finger and therefore passed up the opportunity to compete in the event. This year, his finger in good shape, he made the trip to Nashville, Tenn., to qualify and, he hoped, to play in the Open at Baltusrol, N. J. However, he fired a 75-77 to tie for 16th in the field. Qualifiers at Nashville were Pat Abbott (139), Memphis: and Roy Glenn (140) Ft* Campbell, Ky. Only two spots were given the Guess Who Leads NL in Slugging? The Man Has Collected 150 Total Bases in '54 NEW YORK (AP) — They don't call Stan Musial a "s i ger" for nothing. I Not only does the 33-year-old St. Louis Cardinal hold the National League record for the highest slugging percentage [among 10-year-men past or present, but he is well out in front this season with a .785 slugging mark. ENTRY— In Al Rosen left and Bobby Avila, the Indians have a^trong en the American league batting championship. (NBA) taking g Nashville qualifying event/ Pony Loop Games for Tomorrow Patterson Gets Decision But It's Newspaper Kind By JACK HAND „„„ N , EW . YO J K (AP )— F1 °yd Patterson, the 19-year-old Olympic graduate won a "news^ P hhJ efCh1S10n ,°!T, J , 0ey Maxim last n] g ht > but the cagey L-lighthe-—-•—-"- grabbed the verdict that counts — a unanimous if unpopular vote by th< Musial has collected 150 tota bases in 191 .imes at bat. He ha [slammed 13 doubles, three triples and 19 home runs among his 7* I hits. 3,800 Bases In a little more than 11 seasons •with the Redbirds, Stan has piled up 3,896 total bases in 6,664 trip I to the plate for a slugging average of .585. Babe Ruth holds the Amer- I ican League lifetime record of .690 Hank Sauer of the Chicago Cubs ranks second to Musial in the 1954 National League slugging competition. The veteran outfielder has hit for 110 total bases (including five doubles and 18 homes runs) in 150 at bats for a .733 mark. Cus Diamoto, manager of Pat- rterson, who had won his 13 previ- 'ous starts, shouted he would pro- sacrifice. A two-run pinch-hit homer by Fred Hatfield in the ninth sent the game into extra innings after Boston margin. had built a 4-2 Bill Shantz, rookie catcher for the Athletics, player was in the the most valuable Panama loop last winter as a second baseman. Pony Leaguers enter their second round of play tomorrow afternoon when the Tigers meet the Eagles. It will be the first meeting of the two teams. The Tigers played to a deadfall in their first game and thus have no decisions. The Eagles dropped their initial contest and will be looking for their Athletic Commission. "According to the rules, only clean and effective punches count," he said. i; My fighter landed the effective punches. The other fellow threw only flicking punches. I'm going to see Bob Christenberry (New York boxing commissioner) first victory, Game time will be 4:30 at the Federal Compress Field and both teams will be decked out in new uniforms, which are now on hand. world is 1954 Ellsworth Vines, former champion tennis player, _ Mtn California Open golf champion. He scored his victory at the Fort Washington course in Fresno jports Roundup— Lacrosse Isn't for Sissies By GAYLfi TALBOT _ NEW YORK (AP) — Up through the Eastern tier of states, where spring football practice B being slowly but steadily abolished, a determined effort is afoot to swing the more muscular students over to another sport which concedes very little to the gridiron game in the matter of abrasions and contusions, namely lacrosse. Those behind the move contend that the football player who devotes himself seriously to the old liidiau sport during the spring will be fully a-s battered and muscle- sprung as he would have been from scrimmaging daily under the direction of his football coach. They say his wind probably will be better, as lacrosse is a game which lays great stress on running as well as on being able to take punishment. The change-over is a particularly logical one in the Ivy League, in whose schools lacrosse has flourished for many years. Football coaches at Yale, Harvard, Princeton and other member schools are being urged by lacrosse enthusiasts among their alumni to throw their influence behind the movement. They see in the spring practice ban a golden opportunity to further popularize a sport which has made steady gains in recent years. The only thing the footballer will not get. they say, is a chance to learn new plays for the next campaign. They guarantee he'll get everything else, including- all the body contact he can stand up to. They claim, in fact, that he's likely to regard football as a protty tame pastime after a spring spent among the stick wielders. It will require several seasons, apparently, for the football stars to gain first-string status on any of the top lacrosse teams. The experiences of those who donned the face mask and tried the sport for the first time this spring indicates that it isn't possible just to crash in among seasoned lacrosse players and stand the gaff. In time, however, it is anticipated that the better athlete will find the combination a natural. Having witnessed only one la crosse free-for-all, an exhibition at the 1948 Olympics, we are not prepared to go into its finer points. It is possible, however, to state that Canada's national game (lacrosse not ice hockey) provides a flow of vigorous and skilled action for 60 minutes and that it obviously is not for weaklings. The stick with the little net on its end with which they flip the hard rubber ball around is unyielding and raises lumps. Wolves Take Pee-Wee Win Season's Opener Dropped by Leopards Pee Wee Leaguers teed off in their season's opener at the Compress Park diamond yesterday afternoon, when the Wolves of Coach Bill Wyatt pinned a 15-4 defeat onto the Leopards of Coach Emery Francis. The Wolves counted eight runs in the top of the first inning when pitcher Glen Butler h/id great difficulty finding the plate and issued a total of nine walks while allowing one hit and hitting one batsman. The Wolves scored three more in the third on four hits and a walk and just for safety's sake added four in the final frame on Ricky Stiles' homer with three aboard. The Leopards scored one in the first on Carroll McDermott's circuit clout but were unable to tally again until the bottom of the fifth when they put together three hits and a hit batsman for three markers. The winners scored their 15 runs on only six hits, while Butler and Berry Hughes, who relieved Butler in the fourth were giving up 18 bases on balls, and tagging one batter. Dickie Wyatt went all the way for the Wolves, struck out 6 .walked five and allowed 4 hits. The Cougars and Bulldogs resum league play Friday afternoon a 5:00 o'clock while the Panthers anc Bobcats complete the week's plaj Saturday afternoon. about it." A poll of 11 boxing writers a, the ringside at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway was unanimous for Pat terson over his 32-year-old oppo nent. They sat stunned when the vote of Judge Ahur Susskind (7-1 for Maxim) was announced. The crowd of 2,350, paying $4,100 booed lustily at the official tally. Judge Joe Eppy had it 5-3 and Referee Ruby Goldstein 4-3-1. The AP tally was 4-3-1 in favor of Patterson. Patterson, using a spectacular leaping right hand lead—his "gazelle punch"—battered Pal Joey in the sixth, staggering him twice. At 177 pounds Maxim had a nine- pound edge on Patterson, the Olympic middleweight champ in 1952. Pal Joey fought back gamely under bursts of fire by Patterson grabbing when in danger. Maxim, naturally, • agreed with the officials, but praised the youngster. "Was it a good fight to watch?" he asked eagerly. "The last two rounds did it for me. He punches fairly hard—a jolting puncher, sort of a miniature Archie Moore or Lloyd Marshall, but not as smart." Jack Kearns, who got a $10,000 guarantee for Maxim plus a reported $2,500 in expense money. was in top form. The old Doc other Maxim-Archie Moore fight, this time in Omaha, where they are to have a centennial celebration. Moore warmed up for his light heavy title defense against Harold Johnson at San Francisco July 14 by stopping rugged Bert Whitehurst in 1:09 of the sixth round at St. Nicholas Arena. Moore carted a spare tire around his middle at 189& pounds, almost 15 over the class limit. Whitehurst was down once for an automatic eight-count and was shaken by a right-hand punch when Referee Mark Conn stopped it. It's Rosen in American In the American League, Al Rosen of Cleveland is setting the pace with a .623 average. The husky first baseman, who led the circuit in 1953 with .613, compiled 99 total bases before he was sidelined last Saturday with a broken right index finger. Al has five doubles and 13 home runs among his 55 hits. Slugging averages are computed by dividing the total bases on all hits by the total official times at Lone Eagle, Fields Win Mat Feature Lee Fields and Chief Lone Eagle lad to turn on all their ring know- how last night before they turned " ack the rough house tactics of Al tetz and his masked partner, The Red Devil, in the tag match feature f the American Legion's wrestling outs at Memorial Auditorium. „„;„+,, , . . I1; took a last-ditch stand in the painted a glowing- picture of an- third and deciding fall for Fields and Lone Eagle to capture the de cision. With the rounds all even at one each, Fields and Lone Eagle out- slugged their opponents in a wild free for all, butted their heads together and then pinned them to claim the victory. The bout was a rough and tumble affair from the start with free for alls being the order of the night. Fields and Lone Eagle captured the first fall after 14 wild mniutes with Fields pinning the masked grappler to decide the round. But Getz and his partner came roaring back to cop the second round with Red Devil whipping Fields in eight minutes with a crab i hold. Then came the hectic third round. It broke out in a wild free for all early and the entire round was spent with all four grapplers in the ring swinging away. Then Fields and Lone Eagle grabbed their opponents in head locks, butted their heads, and Fields pinned Getz after nine minutes. | In the preliminaries Fields defeated The Devil and Oeti won' over Lone Eagle. bat. Minnie Minoso of the Chicago White Sox is runnerup to Rosen. The colorful Cuban has the circuit's most total bases (115). He has batted 192 times for a slugging mark of .599. Minnie shows 10 doubles, seven triples and nine home runs. Bell Ringers Takt 9-6 MSL Victory Taking their cue rom the booming bat of first baseman Clyde Fowler, the Southwestern Bell Telephone softball team handed the •eneral American team, better known as the Bay Window Bombers, their first defeat of the season 9-6 at Little Park in Y league play yesterday afternoon. The Bell Ringers got the jump in uhe opening inning of the seven-inning affair, when they tallied five runs on as many hits, the two ethal blows being successive homers by Douglas Deen and Fowler. The Bombers came back to tally ,wo in the top of the second, but Bell's added two in the third on a walk to Lewis and Fowler's second blast into the left field rock pile. One each in the fourth and fifth appeared to put it safely away, but the Bombers came to life in the sixth as Lutes singled and Mathenia hit for the circuit. Again they threatened in the seventh. With one away, Halstead knocked down Reed's screaming liner to third but threw wildly to first., Burnham walked, Ledbetter popped to third and Jim Lutes' drive to deep center popped in and . out of Holland's glove to allow two runs to score. Mathenia ended it with a pop to short left, on which Deen made a spectacular catch. In this afternoon's game, the Courier meets Ark-Mo and Wednesday G.M.A.C. ties in with Montgomery Ward. Outfielder Bill Renna of the Philadelphia Athletics played football on Santa Clara's Orange Bowl team in 1949. n M ^PM^VAv r0f Oflfy In Ring for a Ride in a "Rocket"! A Sign Your Life is in DANGER You're driving on a dark-surfaced highway. The sky becomes overcast. It begins to rain. Traffic bunche* up. You strain to see. "Slippery" warnings keep you tense. Then—suddenly you pass onto light-colored concrete. What a relief! Traffic moves out. No "slippery" signs. You know you're on a safer pavement. 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