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Yanks Can Make Experts Look Good Win over Sox May Be Start Of Drive lo Top By BEN PHLEGAR Presi Sport* Writer The major leagues moved into the middle third of the campaign today with the pre-season exp erts still on shaky ground. The experts, of course, picked Brooklyn and the New York Yankees to repeat as champions with Milwaukee and Cleveland runners- up, just like last year. Brooklyn has dodged in and out of first place all spring, holding the top rung: at the moment by one game over the New York Giants. But-the Yankees haven't found the consistency they need to ' take charge. Never in First They moved within three games of the top by shading the Chicago Whit* Sox 3-2 last night. The White Sox lead Cleveland by half a game with New York third. The Yanks haven't been to first place, even for * day, so far. At th« moment the experts are right on the nose with 6 of their 18 pre-season placings. In the American League they look good on Cleveland, picked for second, and Washington, picked ro ffif In the National Brooklyn, sixth place Cincinnati, seventh place Chicago and last place Pittsburgh *r« behaving as predicted. Thfe is the way they picked them, with the current standings in brackets: American League—New York CD,' Cleveland (2), Chicago (1), ! Boston (6), Washington (5). Detroit (4), Philadelphia (8), Baltimore 7). National League—Brooklyn CIV Milwaukee (4), St.Louis (5). New York (2V Philadelphia (3), Cincinnati (8), Chicago (7), Pittsburgh (*>. . j Braves Break Out j Brooklyn regained sole posses- i •ion of first place last night by thumping: Cincinnati 10-8 after the Giants had bowed to the Cubs 5-4 in a 10-inning day game decided on Eddie Miksis' first homer of tb« season. Pittsburgh defeated St.Louis 8-5 and Milwaukee edged Philadelphia 1-0, breaking a five- game losing streak. Cleveland moved within half a Santee Runs4:00.7 In California Try LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parry O'Brien stole the show from a pair of the world's greatest milers last night when he threw the 16-pound shot a record 60 feet 10 inches. Legion Clobbers Jaycees in 13-1 Tilt Bjr J. P. FRIEND Doug Dorris, American Legion's ace righthander, etched his name in Little League Baseball's Hall of Fame by holding the Jaycees without a hit during an easy 13-1 victory yesterday afternoon, putting the winners into undisputed first place in the standings. In the featured mile, We* Santee of Kansas ran away from Olympic champion Josy Barthel of Luxembourg in the final 220 yards to win in 4:00.7, a tenth of a second slower than he ran last week but still the third best on record. Even that couldn't eclipse the mighty efforts of O'Brien, the former University of Southern California star, in the district AAU meet at the Coliseum. Last year O'Brien, the 1952 Olympic champion, set the accepted world mark of 59-2 J i and three times this year he had passed 60 feet—his best, previous effort 60-5-^. Last night after a couple of warmup throws, he tossed in succession, 60-5 ',-i, 60- feet 1-2 inch, 60-6 and then the 60-10. Santees' effort may be his last of the season since he's scheduled for Marine summer camp at Quantico, Va. .starting Monday. Barthel kept right with Wes until they pased the 3-4 mark in 3:00 and then the Kansan began to pull out finishing about 50 yards ahead. Bjorn Bogerud of Norway was third and Sture Landqvist of Sweden was fourth in the race. game of the White Sox by beating Boston 6-2. -Washington outlasted Baltimore 9-8 and Detroit split a pair with Philadelphia, winning 16-5 and losing 2-1. The White Sox ran into their one-run jinx against the Yankees. The teams have met five times with every game decided by a single run and with New York winning four of them. Irv Noren singled home Phil Rizzuto. breaking a 2-2 tie with two out in the tightfa. Home runs were ip. vogue last night. Boone Gels Slant Cleveland's Larry Doby hit a three-run home run before the ifrst out was made a Boston. George Strickland and Wally Westlake gave Art Houtteman added insurance with .homers in the fourth and eighth. Ray Boone, who tied a major league record with* four grand slam home runs last season, hit his first of 1954 in the Detroit victory at Philadelphia. Boone hit two other homers in the twin bill. Al Kaline also hit a grand slam in the first game when the Tigers totalled six home runs. Washington jumped on Bob Chakales for five runs in the first nning, then withstood a 6 hit Oriole assault that fell a run short. Eddie Yost homered inside the park for the Senators. Six Errors for Giant* The Giants, who had won eight out of nine on the road, fell apart in Chicago. They committed six errors and lost in the 10th as Miksis drilled the first pitch into the left field barrier. The Pittsburgh Pirates battered St.Louis pitching for 19 hits, their heaviest attack of he season. The barrage included he first major league home runs for Gene Roberts and pitcher Vernon Law. Brooklyn gained the nod at Cincinnati despite a late home run assault by the Redlegs. They hit three in the seventh and a total of five. Milwaukee, beaten twice in a row on shutouts, scored a run in the first inning off Curt Simmons and made it stand up as Lew Burdette scattered five Philadelphia hits. They Take Measure Of Bears by 7-6 The Rams scored their second win of the season in "Y" Pony League play yesterday afternoon with a 7-6 decision over the Bears in a game played at the league diamond. A big' first inning was just what the doctor ordered, as far as the Rams were concerned as thsy piled up a handsome six-run lead, sending nine men to the platter. Joe Bratcher was on the mound for the winners and gave up only four hits, three of which came in the Bears' fourth, but he was a little wilder than usual, issuing four free passes. GJynn Howard left-handed them in for the Bears and did an excellent job, allowing only one run after the fatal first, in which the Rams bunched three of their bin- gles and drew the only two walks allowed by the lefty. The general play of both teams showed a big improvement over the rather ragged initial contests last week. The Rams won the ball game in the top of the first inning:. With one away, Bratcher, second man up, drew a walk and scored on David Barnes' first hit of the game, a slashing single to center, which Dickie Nokes attempted to shoestring and let it get through for a three-master. Charles Coalter walked and stole second and Wayne Honeycutt's single scored two more. Eddie Perry was safe on a fielder's choice on which the attempt was made to get Honeycutt at third and Bill Haney rifled a single to right center, taking 1 second on the throw to the plate and stealing third and then home. Jerry Brown then went out. pitcher to first and Wheat fanned to end the inning. The Bears were slow to solve the delivery of Bratcher, going down in order in the first two frames. Dorris joins Joe Bratcher, Lions Club star of '53 on the local gem honor roll. Bratcher, who this year graduated to the PONY League, blanked the Kiwanis Club without a safety back on July 2, the first to pull the stunt. Racking up his second win of the 1954 campaign, Dorris was never j faster. He simply overpowered the 'Jaycees, who last week toppled the (highly regarded Kiwanis Club behind Barry Ball. So completely were the Jaycees baffled that not a ball was hit out of the infield, and not one was met very solidly. Eleven went down either swinging or were called out by Umpire-In-Chief C. D. Hood. Wild But Wily A tendency to wildness marred an otherwise super mound performance. Dorris issued seven base on balls and plunked.one batsnian. Two of the walks and the hit j batter came in the final inning as he appeared to tire, but he had enough to throw the ball by little Billy Boone for the final out, leaving the bases stranded ious Jaycees. An error and an unfortunate accident, all on the same play, presented the losers with their lone run. Ball opened the fourth inning with a walk. Sonny Elledge also waited ou four bad tosses. Charles Cobb hi to Jimmy Wells, who permitted the ball to play him. After muffing the hopper Jimm ystumbled and fel trying to retrieve the elusive nugget. Ball took advantage of the incident to race in from second base In addition to tossing- a no-hitter, Dorris was quite a hitter, too. Doug rolled out to third his first time up, bile parked adjacent to the Pony League field. The long blow completed the scoring as Elledge took care of the next three batters in order for the first time in the contest. JATCEES AB R H PO A Gourley. It 1 0 0 0 0 Storey, If l 0 o 0 0 Jacques. 2b 1 0 0 1 6 White, c 3 0 0 4 0 Ball, p-3b 1 1 0 3 1 Elledge, 3b-p o 0 0 0 1 Cobb, Ib 2 9 0 7 0 Robinson, cf 2 0 0 1 0 x Graham l 0 0 0 0 Wicker, ss 2 0 0 1 1 Duncan, rf .2 0 0 0 0 Boone, rf l 00 ft 0 19 1 0 15 10 x Graham fanned for Robinson in the 6th. Plunkett, rf 4 Nelson, If 3 z Lovelace l Rounsavall, c 4 Dorris, p 4 Boyd, 2b 4 single thereafter, accounting for three runs scored. batted in, and there Out of Bounds Drive BERLIN (to — When Air Force Sgt. Culler B. Johnston of Memphis, Tenn., played at Wannsee golf course, a fellow golfer teed off from the 10th hole. Thp drive sent the ball rolling to the forbidden Soviet zone. "You might say." Johnston observed, "that's really hitting it out of bounds." Only two umpires officiated in the World Series from 1903 to 1908. Then two more arbiters were added. No wsix take the field for the post-season classic. Sports Roundup— Charles Impresses as Sad By GAYLE TALBOT MONTICELLO, N. Y, (AP) — It probably would be wrong to say that Ezzard Charles is sad-looking as he lounges on the terrace outside his living quarters and makes an effort to answer the questions flung at him by a large group of boxing writers, including a couple newly arrived from London. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that the challenger looks bored, as though he had been through it all so many times before. There seldom is a flicker of animation in Ez's face. Where Rocky Marciano, whom he will try to knock loose from the heavyweight title next Thursday night, bubbles all through his waking hours and plainly would rather be exactly what he is than anything else in the world. Charles gives the impression that he feels he's bucking the universe. Men who have been close to Charles say this didn't set in until back in 1950, when Ez gave his old idol ,Joe Louis, a terrible 15- round beating to win undisputed possession of the championship. They say that Ez's own people, instead of hailing his victory, turned against him for having put the slug 1 on the old Brown Bomber. He's never, they say, recovered completely from this wound to a sensitive nature. Also, his intimates say, Charles ; was dealt r sickening blow last summer when his obvious claim to a shot at the title was passed over in favor of that of Roland LaStarza. They declare that he lost all- merest in fighting for the time being and was pretty terrible as he dropped decisions otKino Valdes and Harold Johnson within less than a month. The implication is- that here is a fighting man who has had it. But, his associates hasten to add, don't let that throw you off if you're thinking of Ez's chances against Marciano. His lack of animation, they say, masks a seething determination to be the first ex- heavyweight champion in history to return to the top. "When you get to doing your picking, just remember this," urges Harry Mendel, camp delegate for the promoting IBC. "This fellow can fight. He can punch. If he hadn't run into that lucky punch thrown by Jersey Joe Walcott out in Pittsburgh three years ago, he'd probably still be holding the title and everybody would be saying what * great champion he's been." BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W R E S T L I N Monday, June 14 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Red Devil vs. Welch Dorris' slugging matched the feat of Steve McGuire, Jaycee's catcher last year, and anothe. PONY graduate, the first to smack two four masters in one game on June *. No. Z For Boyd Little Mike Boyd, Legion second baseman, teed off for his second home run of the season in the fourth, driving in a runner ahead of him. He also collected a single. Stocky Johnny Plunkett powdered three singles, all clothes liners, in four trips. Thew innert started firing off Ball in the first inning and kept pecking away at his slants until they routed him in the fourth. They were Just as cordial to his successor, Sonny Elledge. Their runs were scattered over all five innings they came to bat. and thereby became the first Blytheville Little League team to score in every frame. Plunkett gave Coach Ott Mullins' crew a running start by singling to start the lower half of the first. Ee took third when Bobby Jacques failed to come up with Don Nelson's roller and came home as Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall forced Don. They added another in the second on Russ Moore's start-off one bag- ger, an error by Charles Cobb on Terry' Mullins' grounder that hit first base, followed by Plunkett's second single to right. Roof Caves In The ro'of caved In on Ball during a five-run deluge in the third. Doi> ris smacked a home run as a warning. Boyd singled to left, went to second on a late try on Moore's fielder's choice, and moved over to the hot corner as Mullins walked to fill the bases. Frank Craig, attempting to squeeze in Boyd. popped to Ball, who threw quickly to Elledge, who failed to flag the heave. Bill Gourley dropped Well's towering fly and two more runs scampered over the plate. Wells stopped at second. Plunkett rolled out and when Cobb dropped Nelson's popup Wells already was home. Dorris beat out a slow hopper to short as the four-run fourth inning rolled around and trotted in to score ahead of Boyd's four master, a well hit agate. Moore was safe on Jacques' bobble. Richard Branscum, who relieved Mullins in center, forced Moore. Frank Craig smote a double to right and circled the bases behind Branscum when the right fieltier let the ball get through him. All For Ball Elledge took over the Jaycee mound chores, yielded hits to Wells and Plunkett before Wayne Lovelace, batting for Nelson, fanned. When Rounsavall opened the last of the fifth with an infield hit it marked the fifth successive inning that a Lgion batter started things with a safety. Dorris promptly let both get a quick rest by hitting the first pitch far into left field that Moore, ss 4 Mullins, cf l Branscum, cf 2 Craig, 3b 3 Wells, Ib 3 33 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 13 3 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 13 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 18 BITING MAO — S. Cadlo of the Glasgow Rangers appears to be taking a hunk out of the ball during a New York City soccer match against Chelsea of London. (NBA) Everyone's Happy InPlayer Shuffle PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A trio of ball clubs, running the gamut of the American League standings, switched six players and everyone seemed happy with the snuffle. The first place Chicago White Sox came out of yesterday's deal with lefthander Morrie Martin and outfielder Ed McGhee. Martin is expected by General Manager Frank Lane to put the White Sox in even stronger contention for the pennant. McGhee was a sort of added starter. The Philadelphia Athletics, badly becalmed in last place, picked up two pitchers—John (Sonny) Dixon and Al Sima, along with rookie outfielder Bill Wilson and $30.000 cash. The Washington Senators, in-the Pine Bluff 17 Z4 .415 Monroe 17 27 .386 Friday's Result* Hot Springs 3, Greenville 1 Monroe 6, Pine Bluff 4- El Dorado 13, Meridian H innings) Today's Games Greenville at El Dorado Hot Springs at. Monroe Meridian at Pine Bluff (10 z Branscum forced Moore for Mullins in 4th. Jaycees American Legion .... 000 ... 115 Summary: Errors — 100 - 1 42x - 13 j Gourley, Jacques 3, Elledge 2. Cobb 2, Duncan 1, Moore 1, Wells 1. Two base hit — Craig. Home runs — Dorris 2: Boyd. Hit by pitcher —"Cobb (Dorris). Base on balls — off Dorris 7, Ball 1. Strikeouts — Dorrii 11: Ball 1: Elledge 1. Hits — off Ball. 9 with 11 runs in V/ 3 inning; off Elledge 4, with 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings. Losing pitcher — Ball Winner — Dorris. (2-0). Time: 1:45. Umpires: Hood, Aubrey Bruce and Maurice Sanders. Tag Match Headlines Mat Card Another tag: match bringing together four top-notch heavyweights, three of which are holdovers from last week's card, will headline Monday night's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium. Al Getz and Red Devil, who teamed in last Monday night's headliner. are scheduled to combine forces again with Lee Field and Joe Welch as the opposition. Last Monday night Gete and the masked grappler opposed Fields and Chief Lone Eagle and lost in the hectic brawl which turned out to be a free for all. And this week fche two veteran heavyweights will be out to revenge that licking with & victory over Fields and Welch. However, the going is expected to be even rougher for them as Fields and Welch have quite a reputation as a team. Both are well experienced in all types of grappling and like the going rough. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Welch meeting Red Devil and Fields taking on Geti. Bulldogs Win Pee-WeeTilt They Gain a 5-3 Win Ovtr Cougar* In their first league appearance of the season, the Bulldogs of Coaches Larr\ r Katz and James Terry rang up a 5-3 victory over the Cougars at Compress Park yesterday afternoon in "Y" Pee Wee League play. The winners scored all their runs in the big second inning, when they combined five bases on balls, a hit batsman, one error and a single for the winning margin. The Cougars came up with two in the top of the second and one in the fifth, byt Mickey Johnson, on the mound for the Bulldogs, fanned Bruton with the bases loaded to keep the lead. The winners had only the one hit but wildness on the part of the opposing hurler was costly. This afternoon at Compress Park, the Panthers meet the Bobcats to complete the first week's Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago ........ 35 17 .673 Cleveland ...... 34 17 .667 1/3 New York ..... 33 21 .611 3 Detroit ......... 25 26 .490 9',-i Washington .... 32 29 .431 Boston ......... 19 2fi .396 Baltimore ..... 20,33 .377 Philadelphia ... 18 34 .34« 12i/ 2 14 . 15 V a 17 Today's Game* Chicago at New York Cleveland at Boston Baltimore at Washington (-N) Detroit at Philadelphia Friday's Result* New York 3, Chicago 2 Cleveland 6, Boston 2 Washington 9, Baltimore 8 Detroit 16-1, Philadelphia 5-S Brooklyn 2 New York 31 Philadelphia ... 36 Milwaukee 36 St. Louis 36 Cincinnati 36 20 21 as 24 3T 2« 26 .615 .596 .560 .530 .491 • .490 .431 .309 OB 1 3 S 16 Chicago 32 Pittsburgh 17 36 Today's Game* New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Milwaukee Brooklyn at Cincinnati Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N) Friday's Results Milwaukee 1 Philadelphia 0 Chicago 5, New York 4 (10 innings) Brooklyn 10, Cincinnati 8 Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis. 5 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 5, St. Paul 4 (12 innings) Columbus 8, Minneapolis T Kansas City 6, Louisville 1 Indianapolis 2-3, Toledo 0-4 Texas League Beaumont 3, Dallas 1 Houston 12, Oklahoma City 3 Tulsa 5, San Antonio 4 Shreveport 14, Fort Worth 1 Western League Omaha 7, Lincoln 0 Pueblo 8.. Wichita 4 (11 innings) Denver 12, Colorado Springs 3 Sioux City 8. Des Moines 8 (7- mning tie, called rain) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 36 33 .610 — Birmingham ... 35 Chattanooga ... 31 New Orleans ...30 Memphis 28 Nashville 26 Little Rock 26 27 28 30 30 29 31 38 .565 .525 .500 .483 .463 .456 .397 eventually rolled under an automo- play in the Pee Wee loop. Mobile 25 Friday's Results Atlanta 6, Little Rock 4 Nashville 7, Mobile 2 Memphis 15. Birmingham 3 Chattanooga 14, New Orleans 9 Today's Games Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham (Only games scheduled) - COTTON STATES LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W L Pet. GB El Dorado Greenville 29 25 Meridian 22 Hot Springs 17 2 .500 7 I| .415 11 SUNDAY June 13 STOCK at WALKER PARK OVAL • THRILLS • SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75cond25c middle region of the league standings, acquired Constantine (Gus) Keriazakos. a. $60,000 bonus hurler and $20,000 folding money. The deal went like this: The A's wanted Dixon, so Lan« got the 29-year-old righthander from the Senators in return for Keriazakos and the cash .Then Martin and McGhee went to th« Sox from the A's and Dixon. Sima and Wilson mov«d from Chicago to Philadelphia. Martin, who is 34, had won two and lost four for »h« A'B this season, although that record doesn't tell the true story of his pitching, worth. He came up to the A's in 1951 via the draft from St. Paul in the American Association. Last season he set an Athletics' record by appearing in 56 games both as starter and reliever. Wilson saw some service with the White Sox last year after play• ing with Memphis in the Southern ! Association where he hit .311, had 34 homers and 101 runs batted in- and dries more air at less cost! Harvester Air Conditioner gives more coofing and dehumldifying capacity... yet cosfr less to operate! 1§]~ Can be decorated to mafc& •«. loom. Directional no-draft "5 l^r ventilation. 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