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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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FAGBTEN BLYTKEVTLLg (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, 1W4 How Long Will Braves Honeymoon at Home Last? They Save Their Wins for Road; Giants Cop Tilt By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer Mow long will the Milwaukee Miracle last if the Braves continue to save their winning baseball for their road trips? A quick rundown of the Braves' won and lost record a home and abroad suggests the Milwaukee patrons should con sider asking for cut rates. They're getting the first team, a advertised, but they certainly aren't seeing it at its best. With the top home attendance in either league — 648,659 cash customers for 23 stogie games and two twin bills—the Braves have won for the home folks only 11 times. They've been ben.tsn in County Stadium 16 times. 14-6 on Road On th« road it's an entirely dif jferent story—14 victories, including one streak of 9 straight, and only 6 losses. With the help of their fine road pace the Braves actually are in fourth, four games behind the league-leading: Brooklyn Dodgers. They came home May 28 in first place by a game and & half but promptly dropped 8 of 11, including 9, 6-5 heartbreaker to the New York Giants last night. The Giants, trailing from the time Joe Adcock hit a grand slam home run in the first inning, won on two runs in the ninth. Al Dark singled for his fourth hit. Hank Thompson walked and Monte Irvin doubled them home. The Chicago White Sox took sole possession of first place in the American League by whipping Philadelphia 9-3 while Cleveland was bowing 5-2 to Washington on M a u r y McDermott's two-hitter. Billy Hoeft gave the New York Yankees only two hits as the Tigers won 8-0. Baltimore beat Bos- fcxj. 7-4. Brooklyn's 10-game winning ftreak ended with a bang. The poctgers were trounced 10-3 by the St. Louis Cardinals. Chicago edged Philadelphia 6-5 and Cincinnati tripped Pittsburgh 5-0. Brooklyn committed four errors j the Cardinals combed Carl Erand two successors for 161 hits. Stan Musial hit his 20th homer tops in either league, and a triple driving- in four runs. Wally Moon drove in another four with a triple and three singles. Robin Roberts of the .Phillies succumbed to the home run powei of the Cubs. Ralph Kiner hit pair, his 9th and 10th, and Hank Sauer hit his 19th. Second Red Shutout Corky Valentine registered the second shutout by a Cincinnati pitcher this season as he blanked the Pirates on eight hits. The White Sox broke open their game at Philadelphia with five runs in the seventh inning. A single, double and xvalk filled the bases. One run scored on Minnie Minoso's sacrifice fly, two more on Ferris Pain's double and a final pair on George Kell's home run. Virgil Trucks scattered four hits in whining his eighth game. He has been beaten three times. The Indians sorely missed their injured big guns, Bobby Avila and Al Rosen, as they lost to Washington for tie first time this season. The only Cleveland hits were pair of singles by Al Smith. Eddie Yost whacked a three-run homer off loser Early Wynn in the sixth. Kuenn Leads Attack Hoeft had a no-hitter going- against the Yankees through six nnings but Irv Noren scratched a ingle off the glove of shortstop Harvey Kuenn to open the seventh. Kuenn led the 14-hit Detroit at- ack against loser Ed Lopat and wo relief pitchers with two ciou- les and two singles which drove n four runs. Baltimore broke Boston's fuor- game winning .streak with four we Expected To Get There' Paul Richards c ighf$ Lost Nioht By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit — Mar by Marshall, 174 2, Detroit, outpointed Arthur bright. 174%, Detroit, 10. Galveston, Tex — Chato Herandez, 148. Durango, Mexico, and Buddy Holderfield, 143, Little Rock, drew. 10. San Jose, Calif. — Kenny Teran, 115, Los Angeles, outpointed Johnny Ortega, 111, Oakland, Calif., 10. Thdt's Richards' Reaction to Sox Hold on First Place PHILADELPHIA (#) — The Chicago White Sox were perched atop the American League standings today, but Manager Paul Richards was unperturbed by it all. "We expected to get there," ne said, "and we expect to stay there." The Chicagoans dislodged the Cleveland Indians' fingertip-hold first place by defeating the Philadelphia Athletics last night 9-3, while the Indians were losing to i the Washington Senators 5-2. First Since May 15 It was the first time the Sox had been on the top since May 15. There's nothing unusual, either, about the Sox's current six-game winning streak, Richards said. "They're just playing the way they can play." The team's pennant chances, he said, "are exactly what I thought before — they're good." He cites a couple of good reasons: Kell Helps The first is George Kell. whom Chicago recently obtained from the Boston Red Sox. The veteran punched a two-run homer in last night's game to cap a five-run seventh inning for the Chisox. It was Kell, too, who hit a single in th first inning to start a two-run rally Second reason is left-hande pitcher Bill Pierce, who rejoine "'the club last night. Pierce had tw teeth removed in Chicago and un derwent diathermy treatments fo a sore arm. He said his arm nov feels better than at any other tim this season. THREAT—Peter Thomson, 24- year-old Australian, has been shooting consistent low rounds on the U. S. pro golf circuit and is a dark-horse entry in the National Open at Baltusrol, N. J., June 17-19. (NBA) If Not Hogan, Then Who Is Next Champ? NEW YORK (AP) — Who is going to beat Ben Hogan, thft defending cnampion wno claims he isn't in sbape to win again, in the U. S. Open Gotf daampiofi«&i> at Baitusrol n€*t week? In spite of his recenti llness andmost into obscurity last year, but his protests that he can't win, Ben | he kept plugging away on the tour- still will be the favorite when the' first round begins June 17. But if you have to pick someone else as the winner, there are 13 other former Open winners in the field—and the big man who never won, Sam Snead. Four Have Good Look And at least four, possibly five, of the ex-champions must be conceded a good chance to repeat. Taking them in order, they are Julius Boros (1952), Gary Middlecoff (1949), Lew Worsham (1947), Lloyd Mangrum Nelson (1939). (1946) and Byron Boros managed to break through the Hogan monopoly in Ben's home state two years ago. The same year he won the Tam O.'Shanter world championship and led all the pros in mone'y winnings. A virtual unknown up to that time, big "Jay" slipped back al- Bear President John Toomy announced his coming. Mulleavy. played for the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox, and has managed Buffalo and several lower classification teams. Wasiak. popular second baseman with Mobile's 1947 pennant winner, has been promised another job in the Brooklyn organization. Barthel Off For California WOBURN. Barthel left Mass, for Los UP) — Josy Angeles and his Friday mile race with Wes Santee after warming up with a 4:15.8 timing at the New England AAU track meet. Barthel, the Olympic 1500 meter champion, opened up for a brilliant :58.8 final quarter mile to defeat IC4A collegiate champion Dick Ollen of northeastern by 35 yards yesterday. Josy had turned in a 2:58 clocking for three quarters of a mile in a time trial Saturday. nament trail and has made something of a comeback. Teamed with Dutch Harrison, of Ardmore, Okla.. Boros tied for first in the Miami four-ball tournament last February, losing the playoff to Tommy Bolt and Dick Mayer. Then a month ago he won the lush Ardmore Open, worth $7,200 in regular prize money and $750 in bonuses. Middlecoff Quit Middlecoff, who stalked off the course during last year's in a pique over starting times, has had a very successful winter and spring season. Although he hasn't won a tournament this year, he has taken home second money three times and has been out only once, collecting nearly $16,000 in touranment winnings. Mangrum. who had trouble with his clubs during the winter, apparently found a set to suit him this spring. Since late March, Lloyd hasn't finished worse than tenth in any tournament and only last week j he beat Ted Kroll in a sudden death playoff for the Western Open title Worsham Idle Worsham hasn't seen much tournament action since he hqled that wedge shot to win at Tam O'Shant- er last August. He got one of those fat exhibition contracts. But he did take down top money in the Semi- form and accuracy when he tied for third in the Fort Worth Colonial Invitation. Snead, of course, is supposed to be hexed in the Open and he looked that way when Hogan pulled away from him on the final round at Oakmont last year. But it was a different story when he whipped Ben in the Masters playoff in April and won the Meadow Brook round robin by a record margin. nole well invitation event and played to tie for 12th place in the Masters. Nelson, Hogan's boyhood rival who retired from tournament play nearly a decade ago, has slowly been emerging from retirement this spring. Starting with the Masters, he has played in *our tournaments, and he showed some of his old-time ENJOY Miniature Golf One of America's Most Popular Past Times. Any and all ages find Allen's Miniature Course a good place to go. • • • Located on South Highway 61 at City Limits Plenty of Parking Space. Cold Drink Concession Open Daily and Sunday 1 p. m. trl Midnight ALLEN'S MINIATURE GOLF COURSE runs in the hist two innings, two of them on Gil Coan's eighth inning double. TViewers Missed a Robbery By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The utter nonsense involved in attempting to judge a prize fight accurately, providing that the principals are fairly evenly matched, was never better illustrated than in the widely televised number between Joey Maxim, the former 175-pound champion, and Floyd Patterson, the Olympic Games phenom, in Brooklyn the other night. A few more like that and the home expert, who has been conscientiously learning to score jabs and hooks, will be fully justified in throwing away his lead pencil. If the men who make their living at it can't come within a country mile of agreeing on a winner, what chance has an outsider of attaining any degree of skill at the new parlor game? It's frustrating. Officials Agree At the end of eight rounds of spirited milling before a small captive audience and untold millions of television fans, the three ring officials agreed unanimously that Maxim, the somewhat blubbery veteran, had scored a clear-cut victory over the 19-year-old Negro, who had won his first 13 bouts as a professional. One of the judges, Arthur Susskind, who fought as young Otto and is considered to be one of the soundest officials in these parts, voted the Maxim ticket 7-1. The other judge, Joe Eppy, made it 5-3. Referee Ruby Goldstein, who was the closest of anybody to the action, slipped Joey past the promising kid 4-3-1. Not Serious — Not Much There was considerable booing at the verdict, but the commentator on the nation's screen said soothingly that the sounds you heard came from Patterson's friends and hcighoors. He implied that any disagreement with the verdict was not to be taken too seriously. Clustered around the ringside, however, were 11 boxing writers representing New York City newspapers and the wire services. For •possibly the first time in history, the 11 were found to • be in complete agreement, and aggressively *o. They agreed that Patterson had whipped Maxim, by margins ranging up to 6-2. By the time Patterson's manager fully grasped the import of this he was threatening- to protest to the State Athletic Commission. Such a protest, with a quarter added, would buy him a good cigar. Patterson, asked how he felt about it, said he didn't know. Maxim, trying to be reasonable, said he thought he had won it by about 5-3. At a broad guess, we would say that a majority of the television audience went to bed satisfied that justice had been done and probably was a bit surprised to read the next morning that Patterson had been robbed. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Avila. Cleveland, .381; Rosen. Cleveland, .346: Minoso, Chicago ,.333; House, Detroit, .331; Tuttle, Detroit, .327. Runsbatte d in — Minoso, Chicago, 51; Rosen. Cleveland. 49; Fain, Chicago. Berra, New York and Zernial. Philadelphia, 36. Home runs — Rosen, Cleveland, 13; Zernial, Philadelphia, 11; Mantle, New York and Vernon. Washington, 10; Minoso, Chicago. Philley, Cleveland and Sievers, Washington, 9. Stolen bases — Minoso and Rivera, Chicago, 7; Jensen, Boston and Pox, Chicago, .6; Fain and Michaels, Chicago, Kaline. De- Detroit and Busby, Washington, 4. Pitching — Branca, Detroit, Morgan, New York and Stone, Washington, 3-0, 1.000; Keegan, Chicago, 8-1, .889; Consuegra, Chicago and Lopat and Reynolds, New York, 6-1, .857. Do You Know? FOR PROOF — READ TUESDAY'S ADVERTISEMENT Monday's Answer: Moth's Do Not Eat Clothes Motihs lay eggs which develop into larvae. These latter axe the guilty culprits! They then change into papae and form cocoons, from which later emerge the innocent moths. 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