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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 11, ,1954 Big Series Starts Tonight in Big City Chisox Take Skein To Stadium T By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer If you feel the urge to make a friendly wager on tonight's big clash between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, you might consider backing the Yanks to win by one run while using at least two pitchers. The two teams have met four times so far. New York has won three of the four, always with two or more pitchers. And every one of the games.has been decided by a single run. 16 of 19 The White-hot White Sox come into Yankee Stadium for a four- game series leading the American League by a game and a half. They've won 16 of their last 19, seven in a row. But a lot of visiting winning streaks have become mere memories in Yankee Stadium. The last time Paul Richards' hustlers lost two in a row to the same team was the last Yankee series in Chicago when the White Sox led after seven innings in each game only to get beaten 4-3 and 3-2. The White Sox had a day of rest yesterday as rain washed out their scheduled game at Philadelphia. The Yankees took batting practice against Detroit, beating the Tigers 9-5 on home runs by Yogi Beera, Bobby Brown and Mickey Mantle. Indians Fall Cleveland fell a game and a half] behind Chicago by losing to' Wash- » ington 8-4. Baltimore took a pair [ from Boston 5-1 and 9-0. The New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers continued to share first place in the National League. The Giants edged Milwaukee 1-0 on Bill Taylor's lOth-inning, pinch- hit homer. The Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-4. Philadelphia defeated Chicago 6-0 and Fred Baczewski of Cincinnati pitched his second strai- ghe shutout, 6-0 over Pittsburgh. Ruben Gomez, who says he will be much happier when really hot weather' finally arrives, pitched his third shutout as Giant pitchers stretched Milwaukee's string of scoreless innings to 25. Never A Threat The Giants never threatened until Taylor's home run. They had only four hits off Gene Conley and hadn't moved a man past second. A brilliant throw by Willie Mays caught Henry Aaron trying to score for the Braves after a fly ball in the seventh. The Dodgers broke a two-game Kiwanians Upset Lions Club by 3-2 By J. P. FK1END The jinx that the Kiwanis Club exercised over the Lions Club in the season finale of last year was still in vogue yesterday afternoon as the defending Little League champions fell before the inspired challengers, 3-2. Jimmy Bruce wrote a story book finish in the final inning not only to drive in the winning run, but become the winner over Jimmy Marshall in perhaps the most stirring and exciting game in the Little League history. With the bases filled and the score tied at 2-2, young Bruce brought it to a climax by smacking one of Marshall's choice pitches, a good side arm fast ball, far over the head of Frank Alford in right field. Billy Jones, whose double behind Jimmy Thaxton set up the tying run, was on third when Bruce came through with his drive and easily xvalked in to break the tie and win the game. The terrific liner officially goes down as a single but the husky Kiwanis hurler could easily have circled the bases for a home run if ihe score demanded. A Honey To Win It was a good game for Bruce to win, and equally a tough one for Marshall to lose. Both allowed only bur hits apiece, and both figured prominently in the scoring on his respective side. It was Marshall's home run in the top of the fourth that gave the slump with a 13-hit attack on Vic Raschi and Stu Miller. The loss was Easchi's second straight after winning his first five in the National League. Steve Ridzik and Jim Konstanty combined for the Philadelphia "shut out over the Cubs. Ridizik left with the bases loaded in the fifth and Konstanty finished up for his second victory. All Singles The Pirates got to Baczewiski for 11 hits but they were all singles. The Cincinnati attack included Gus Bell's third homer in two days and Jim Greengrass' second. Washington jumped on Bob Lemon of Cleveland for five runs in the third inning, three of them coming after George Strickland threw wild on a potential double play ball. Dean Stone, a rookie, won his fourth straight for the Senators. Boston's hopes of climbing out of second division received a double setback from Joe Coleman and Duane Pillette of the Orioles. Coleman spaced seven hits in winning his seventh game In the opener. Pillette allowed only five in the nightcap shutout. Lions a 2-0 lead. He also singled in the sixth. Bruce singled in Jerry (Muggsy) Palsgrove in the fourth, after fouling out to Jess Raspberry his first time up. The young mound stars brought along their strikeout balls. Bruce victimized 13 Lions, while Marshall retired 10 Kiwanians via the three- strike route. Bruce walked four, with one of them eventually scoring. Two of Marshall's three Annie Oakley recipient scrossed the plate. The game started off anything but what it turned out to be. The Lions Club, opportunists as they usually are, struck early by grabbing a lead in the first inning. After Danny Morris had become whiff No. 1 to start the duel, Frank Alford drew the first of three base on balls. Jerry (Cue Ball) Hill dropped a liner into right field that took a weird bounce past J. L. Austin and went for a triple, Alford easily scoring. Jimmy Killett missed a slow curve for strike three but Marshall drew a pass. Raspberry tried to squeeze in Hill but fast fielding by Bruce foiled the strategy. Marshall Mows Ten Given the one run cushion Marshall was invincible, retiring the first 10 batsmen, seven by strike^ outs before he ran into trouble iri the lower half of the fourth. Bruce was equally effective once he got by the first frame. He whiffed the side in the second and added two more in the third to give him seven in three frames, too. Marshall picked on a 2-1 pitch to open the top of the fourth and battered it a country mile between right and center for a home run and put the Lions out in front 2-0. Bruce appeared to be little upset, if any. He fanned the next three batters. Once the string was broken at 10 successive outs, the Kiwanis Club began to solve Marshall. With one down in the last of the fourth Palsgrove worked out a walk. Don (The Cat) Stallings cracked the first hit off the Lion string bean through the hole between short and third. Bruce blasted the first pitch to center for a single to send Pals- grave in and Stallings around to third. Don took too many liberties off third and was trapped on a fine snap throw from Lewis Mathis. Marshall extinguished the flame by FRESH WORRIES-—American League batters *~ finding Bob Keegan, left of the White Sox and Don Larsen of the Orioles rough customers Keeg;v> made the grade after nine years in the minors Larsen became a new f*c* last summer <NEA) fanning J. L. Austin. The champs threatened in the top of the fifth but over zealous base running also hurt them. Marshall appeared to have settled down by retiring the Kiwani- ans in order in the last of the fifth, the last two by strikeouts. Bruce Has Power Bruce used the power method to fan Mathis and rub out a Lions lub threat and leave Marshall i Santee Confident; Barthel Cautious Sports Roundup— By GAYLE TALBOT MONTICELLO, N. Y. (AP) — It is difficult to get a rise out of Ezzard Charles, but the challenger took the bait when it was remarked that Al Weill, Rocky Marcianno's manager, said Ezzard was working \vith 2. set of sparring partners who ought to be sent off to the old folks' home. "That's what he says," the challenger snapped from under his mustache. "I'll guarantee I've got one sparring partner named Gene Jones that can knock but any of those fellows in Rocky's camp. He can knock a hole in that building there if he hits it good." Why Not Use 'Em? Well, it was suggested, if his partners are so capable, why isn't he making more use of them? Here it wss the second straight day that Ezzard hadn't done a blessed thing except run in the open air and limber up a trifle in the Gyni. This despite the fact that the countryside is plastered with signs declaring that he works out daily. "I don't run the place," Ezzard said, mildly. "They tell me not to box, I don't box. I guess they think I don't need to box." "That's how it is," broke in Tom Tannas, one of the challenger's co-managers. "We want him to be ready to fight on June 17, not today. We let him taper off a little now, and then we'll bring him back up. I guarantee you he will be in the best condition of his life next Thursday and that he'll win the title back. Nothing's going to stop him." • "For that matter," said Charles, "what's all this excitement about me laying off for a couple of days? Rocky took off two days not long ago and nobody got excited." > Did he by any chance feel that . he had a chance of winning the title back by a knockout? And if so. did he think he might stop Marciano early, or did it figure to be late? "Yes, I think I can knock him ' out." he said, sprawling- a little deeper into his chair. "Any man can be knocked out if he's hit just right. Maybe I'll get him that way in the first few rounds. Maybe it will be in the last few rounds. I'm not making any prediction, though." on second of the sixth. Then came the spine tingling rarrison finish. Jimmy Thaxton, a smallish youngster who went to the outfield when Tommy Seay re- eived a foul tip that winded him n the sixth, opened the last round vith a xvalk. Billy Jones cracked a scorcher down first that bounced crazily over Raspberry's head and went for a double. Thaxton was wisely held up on third. Palsgrove hit to Norman Smythe at second but "Racehorse's" throw o the plate was late to get the ;peedy Jones. With the two leading Kiwanis litters, Stallings and Bruce, coming up the Lion board of strategy ing up the Lion board of strategy, Managers Harman Taylor and Roland (Skeeter) Bishop, elected to •play the percentages by putting Stallings on with an intentional walk to fill the bases for a force play at every base. Bruce showed his contempt for the election to pitch to him rather than his pint-sized teammate, Stallings, by poling out the winning-run producing hit. The game, played in the fast time of 55 minutes, was errorless, the first time in league history that both teams failed to be' charged •with a miscue. The box score: LIONS CLUB AB R H PO A LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a confident Wes Santee „. ! of Kansas and a cautious Josy Barthel of Luxembourg who ***** awaited their duel at one ™ IQ in Memorial Coliseum tonight. Morris, If 3 Alford. rf 0 0 0 0 0 Hill, cf 3 Killett, ss 3 Marshall, p 2 1 Raspberry, Ib ... 2 Mathis. c 3 Smythe, 2b 2 Nelson, 3b 2 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0030 0 11 1 002 010 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 z!5 3 KtWANIS CLUB AB R R PO A Jones, ss 3 1 1 0 0 Palsgrove, 2b .... 2 1 0 1 1 Stallings, Ib 2 0 1 3 1 Bruce, p 3 0 2 0 3 J. L. Austin, rf-c .20010 Hallman. cf 2 0 0 0 0 Webb, 3b 2 0 0 0 0 McDowell, If .... 1 0 0 0 0 xGourley 1 0 0 0 0 N. Austin. If-rf ... 0 0 0 0 0 Seay, c 1 0 013 1 Thaxton. If 0 1 0 0 0 19 3 4 18 6 2 None out when winning run scored. x Gourley fanned for McDowell in the 5th. Lions Club 100 100 - 2 Kiwanis Club 000 102 - 3 Summary: Errors — none. Two base hit — Jones. Three base hit — Hill. Home run — Marshall. Stolen base — Alford. Sacrifice hit — Raspberry. Base on balls, off Marshall 3; off Bruce 4. Strikeouts — Marshall 10; Bruce 13. Time: 55 minutes. Umpires — C. D. Hood, Johnny Plunkett, Rudy Vrska, and Maurice Sanders. SUNDAY June 13 STOCK at WALKER PARK OVAL THRILLS • SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75cand25c Opposing each other for the first | major race of the year—he goes time, the race found Santee, America's premier miler, favored to defeat the 1,500-meter champion of the 1952 Olympic games. Apparently the race was to be more of a man against man struggle than a run against the clock. But Santee, for one, felt that he might match or break the epic record of 3:59.4 set last May at Oxford by England's Roger Bannister, if all conditions are right. The clash, scheduled to start at 9:50 p. m. (CST) was on the program as a special invitational event of the Southern Pacific AAU District Track and Field meet. Entered against the headliners, as pace makers if nothing else, were Sture Landvquist of Sweden and Bjorn Bogerud of Norway. into summer training June 14 at Quantico, Va., with the marine corps—is the logical selection. Just last Friday at nearby Compton, the 22-year-old Kansasn ran the second fastest mile in history —4:00.6—for a new American record. And en route to the mile finish he bettered the world 1,500 meter record with a time of 3:42.8. The race tonight also will be clocked at 1,500 meters, roughly 120 yards less than a mile. Barthel has nothing to approach the Santee marks this year. He said he expects to run the mile in 4:02 or 4:03—maybe even slower on a track that is regarded as slow. "Who knows what we will run for sure?" he inquired. "Shoeless" Santee—he owns no Santee, in what may be his last shoes, other than track shoes, and As 2-1 Choice Fix Attempt Was On Tonight's TV Fight NEW YORK (AP) — A week ago the news of a "fight fix" attempt startled the nation. Tonight the fight is to be held at Madison Square Garden with Joey Giardello boxing Bobby Jones. Jones turned down a reported $15.000 bribe, allegedly offered by heavyweight Clarence Henry, to "fix" the Giardello fight and the district attorney's office launched a full-scale investigation. For a week Jones has trained with a detective as a bodyguard, day and night. Joey StUl 2-1 Despite the arrests and publicity, Giardello still remains a 2-1 favorite over the 28-year-old Oakland, Calif. Boxer, just as he did a week ago. The 10-round middleweight match will be carried on network radio (ABC) and television (NBC) with two judges and a refree giving a decision on a round basis. It is scheduled for 9 p-m., EST- Won upsets Jones' record never was too interesting until he upset Gil Turner in March and stopped him in a rematch, both at Philadelphia. As a result he moved up to the No- 7 spot in the middl- wears cowboy boots—sized up the race in this manner: "I think I can beat him but I'm quite sure he'll run at least 4:02 and I'll have to run under that time to do it." Tonight's weather should be a little warmer than the 60-degree temperature at Compton, which Santee said "gave me the freeze." The Coliseum track is much slower, however, and it appeared doubtful that he would get the good pace he had for 880 yards as he did last week. weight rankings. He is a ca'gey boxer with a 37-19-8 record for 64 bouts and only five knockouts in a career dating back to 1945. Giardello was set for a title bout with Bobo Olson in October until he was upset by Pierre Langlois May 21- After the Langlois defeat he was dropped from No. 1 contender to the No. 3 spot. The Philadelphia boxer's record is 49-11-5 for 65 bouts. Another Wild One In Y's MSL The Y's Men's Softball League continued to come up with those crazy scores again yesterday when the Courier News Dirty Sox came up with a 22-4 victory over Ark-Mo. The Soiled Hose scored eight runs in the sixth. Ollison had two home runs and a triple in four trips to pace the Courier attack. Ark-Mo got one in the second and three in the fourth. Koonce hom- ered for Ark-Mo in the second with no one on and got a single to lead the power men at the plate. Ark-Mo got only five safeties off the pitching of McDanlel. After nine years managing in the low minors, Kerby Parrell moves up to the AAA American Association this season as Indianapolii pilot. CIENT AGE ORIGINAL AND GENUINE QUALITY PRICE NOW REDUCED ON THIS ~ 6 YEAR OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON — -^w This remarkable saving was planned for you six years ago... so th&t the original and genuine Ancient Age quality can now be enjoyed by more people than ever! 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