The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 15, 1954
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BLYTHET1LUB fARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUN1 II, 1954 Home Isn t Sweet In National League Only Giants Have Won in Own Park By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sport* Writer Ike major league ball clubs were on the move again to dtf wondering what ever became of home sweet home. Back in the Old Days — that elusive period when every thing was better — the teams counted on building up a nice bulge on the opposition during long home stands as protection against the ravages of Pullman jumps. But home isn't like mat any mo**, especially in the National Lcftfpte. Seven Can't Win Seven of the eight senior circuit teams can't win for losing in thei own parks this year. The single exception is the New York Giants. The Giants have won 13 and los I in the Polo Grounds. Next bes home record is Brooklyn's 9-10. H things continue to go as they have so far, the immediate future looks bright for Giant fans. Both the Dodgers and Giants open long home stands tonight—the Dodger, mgrainet Milwaukee's Braves, whose 14-6 mark is the best record in the league, and the Giants against the Cincinnati ^Redlegs, who are 11-11 mway from home. Leaders Get Wins Jo. the American League, Cleveland, Chicago and New York, 1-2-3 jn til* standings, own winning record* both at home and away. Of the other live, Philadelphia is even ai home and ttie others haven't been able to keep on the plus side regardless of where they've played. Just as the Giants' prospects look bright, so do the immediate hopes of the league-leading Indians. Cleveland has the best home record in either league — 16 victories and 6 defeats— and .opens a 13-game home •tancl tonight, against Washington. Cleveland stretched its lead to two games over Chicago yesterday by beating Boston for the fifth straight time. The score was 13-5 with the Indians unloading 22 hits mgatest BiH Henry, Tom Herrin and Tom Brewer. The game was the only action in the American Cougars Get Pee Wee Win Panthers Defeated 19-3; Two More Games This Week Bauer Gete No. 20 M th« National League's single contest, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pirates at Pittsburgh 6-5. Hank Bauer's 20th home run, with Ralph Kiher on base, gave the Cubs the deciding runs. The road clubs took the honors in the intersectional battles just completed. Si the National League the last, led by New York and Brooklyn, mopped up in the West, 32 games to 17. The touring Western teams beat the East 30-27 in the American. Today the Yankees hit the road in Baltimore, Boston is at Detroit Mid Philadelphia in Chicago, in addition to the Washington-Cleveland contest. The National League pro- pram of three games includes St. Louis at Philadelphia plus the Braves - Dodgers and Reds - Giants engagements. Rapping three pitchers for eleven hits, the Cougars pushed the Panthers further down the Pee Wee League ladder with a 19-3 victory in yesterday's renewal of hostilities, at Compress Park. The winners scored in every inning with the big one coming in the fourth, when they scored 11 runs. Meantime, Bill Roush and Ronnie Larson were limiting the Panthers to one hit, a double off the bat of Clyde O'Neal in the second. However, the Cougar pitchers issued a total of 11 bases on balls, while the Panther hurlers gave up 10 free tickets. Paul Long started on the full for ;he Panthers and was replaced by Bill Buchanan in the fourth. When Buchanan retired with a slight injury in the same inning, David Tyrone shed his catcher's equipment and took the mound. The hitting of the Cougars was ed by Buzzy Councille, who had hree for four, two of them homers ind Jon Bruton, who had three singles in four apeparances. John Carer also had two for three, includ- ng one circuit drive. The schedule for the week: Friday, Leopards vs. Bobcats. Saturday, Wolves vs. Bulldogs. Williams SHU Confined to Bed BOSTON (#>)—Ted Williams. Boston's power-hitting outfielder, was still confined to his hotel suite today, with a virus infection that will keep him from joining the Red Sox for an indefinite period of time. Williams has been out of action for nine days but only yesterday, when the team enplaned for Detroit for the start of a Western trip, was the seriousness of his ailment revealed • "Williams has a viral infection of the right lung, bordering 6n pneumonia," said team physician Dr. Timothy Lamphier. Baseball Standin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUH W L Pet GB Brooklyn 34 21 .618 — New York 34 21 .618 — Milwaukee 28 24 .538 4% Philadelphia ., 28 24 .538 4 J / 2 St. Louis 28 28 .500 6& Chicago 33 32 .418 11 Cincinnati 26 38 .481 7* Pittsburgh 18 41 .305 18 Today's Game* Milwaukee at Brooklyn (N) Cincinnati at New York (N) St. Louis at Philadelphia (N) Only games scheduled Monday's Results Chicago 6, Pittsburgh 5 Only game scheduled . _ MIGHT—Fortune Gordien and Parry O'Brien are out to break their own world records in the National Amateur Athletic Union Track and Field Championships in St. Louis, June 18-19 The former Minnesota strong man leaped from the ground to throw the discus 194 feet 6 inches The Southern California alumnus put the shot 60 feet 5% incnes. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 38 17 .601 — Chicago 36 19 .655 2 New York 35 22 .614 4 Detroit 25 29 .463 12 Vz Washington ... 23 31 .426 14% Baltimore 22 34 .393 16y 2 Philadelphia ... 21 34 .382 17 ~ Boston 19 33 .365 Iiy 3 Today's Games Philadelphia at Chicago (N) Boston at Detroit (N) Washington at Cleveland (N) New York at Baltimore (N) Monday's Results Cleveland 13, Boston 5 Only game scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 38 24 .613 -— Birmingham ... 37 2» .561 3 hattanooga ... 33 30 .524 5*/ 2 New Orleans ..33 31 .516 6 Memphis 29 32 .475 8y 2 Vashville 26 31 .456 9^ ittle Rocfc 27 34 .443 Wy 2 Mobile ; . 27 39 .406 13 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 5, Nashville 1 Chattanooga 6, Birmingham 1 Memphis 7, Mobile 2 Little Rock 2-11, New Orleans 3-0 1st 10 innings, was suspended game of April 28) Today's Game* Nashville at Atlanta (N) Chattanooga at Birmingham Memphis at Mobile (N) Little Rock at New Orleans: (N) Tiny Rollins College Draws Bead on NCAA Diamond Title OMAHA (AP) — Rollins College and Missouri will meet tonight for the NCAA college baseball world series championship with sophomore southpaws slated to pitch for both clubs. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Louisville 8, Indianapolis 4! Columbus 9, St. Paul 7 Minneapolis 4, Charleston 1 Toledo 11, Kansas City 7 Texas League Shreveport 14, Dallas 3 Beaumont 8, Fort Worth 3 Oklahoma City 6, San Antonio 3 Tulsa 10, Houston 6 Western League Denver 6-9, Lincoln 5- 1 Colorado Springs 3, PueWo 1 Omaha 7, Sioux City 5 Sports Roundup— By GAYLE TALBOT GROSSfNGER, N. Y. (AP) — By a happy coincidence of timing, it was possible to hold feere at Rocky Marciano's training camp tiie first annual meeting of one of the most exclusive ttttle boxing clubs in the country. membership is confined to tfcoee fearless experts who picked Roland LaStarza to defeat Rocky in their championship' duel here l*»t fali. Four of them chanced to be visiting the Marciano menage at the same hour, and no time was lost in calling the doughty, if nameless, group to- fetber. Held Jobs All four, as it turned out, still had the same jobs they held nearly * year ago when they predicted that LaStarza. the boxer, would outsmart the crude puncher, Marciano, for 15 rounds and win the 'decision. None of taem had even been threatened. "I still think it was a good pick," Insisted the largest member of the group, stubbornly. "I had LaStarza well ahead on points until Rocky caught him in the llth. I thought he was outboxtng Rocky good." "That's right, agreed a lodge brother, "I never apologized to anybody. The only place we went wrong on Roland was not realizing he had gone stale. He came in three or four pounds less than anybody expected him to. Didn't you think he looked stale?" "Yeah, I thought so," put in a new voice, "but only after Rocky started hitting him in the belly toward the end. Those punches made him plenty stale. This guy hits awful hard. He keeps on hitting hard for a long time too." There ensued a considerable discussion of LaStarza' merits as compared with those of Ezzard Charles, who is to sample the Marciano torpedoes on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. The membership agreed without a dissenting vote that Charles is a far fiercer challenger than Roland was. "This guy's been around," pointed out the delegate from Chicago. "He can box and he can punch. Compared with him, LaStarza was just a good amateur. Roland can't be much when he loses to that fat British fellow, Don Cockell." "Any of you fellows going to pick against the champ this time?" asked one of the group. The man looked around hopefully, still dead game if he could get a little moral support. All he received from his fellow members were three emphatic shakes of the head, all negative. One had the gloomy feeling that the Marciano Can Be Licked Club was a dying organization. ,.-• nvv* for those who want the finest... Rollins is expected to give the nod to pint-sized Art Brophy who handed Missouri its only tourney loss, 4-1 in the second round of the double elimination play. The choice of Missouri, 4-3 winner over Michigan State last night, is slated to be Ed Cook, who beat Massachusetts in his previous series appearance. One Defeat Rollins has been beaten once. That was 3-2 at the hands of Michigan State, a team Rollins previously beat 5-4. Missouri is the Big Seven Conference champion and Rollins is the smallest school ever to make it to the big tourney. Bud Cox of Missouri opened up the last of the ninth last night by drawing the only walk State sophomore pitcher Ed Hobaugh issued in the game. ' Then Lee Wynn tried twice to bunt and failed, swung at and fouled a pitch and then swung at a high and wide pitch for the third strike. The ball got away from catcher Tom Yewcic and Cox raced to second. More Confusion Momentarily Yewcic and Wynn stood at the plate. Then Yewcic went after the ball, Wynn, at shouts from the Missouri bench, raced toward third. Yewcic came up with the ball, and confused by Wynn's antics, threw to first. That let Cox travel to third. Wynn was out without a throw. The rule is that the batter is out when he swings at a ball that escapes the catcher for a third strike with am an on first and less than one out. Next man up was pitcher Ernil Kammer, who doubles as an outfielder when not on the mound. Kammer slapped a single into left that scored Cox — and probably would have scored the fast runner from second without the gift throw- that let hjrn take third. K was Kammer's second series win as he went the route in both starts- Del Rice Is About To Lose His Job PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Del Rice, "iron man" catcher of the St. Louis Cardinals who is rated one of the top defensive backstops in the National League, may find it tough to hold his job. His competition is coming from Bill Sarni. 26-year-old perennial rookie who showed up at spring training this year to make his third try at the majors. Sarni, who caught both ends of the Redbirds last doubleheader Sunday, now leads the club in hit- . COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 32 15 .681 — Greevnille 36 19 .600 5 Meridian 23 24 .489 9 Pine Bluff 19 25 .432 11 Monroe 20 27 .426 12 Hot Springs ... 17 27 .386 13' 2 .. Yesterday's Results Monroe 2, Hot Springs 1 Pine Bluff 7-7, Meridian 4-8 Greenville 14-4, El Dorado 6-8 Today's Games El Dorado at Monroe Meridian at Greenville Pine Bluff at Hot Springs Lew Burdette Is ERA Leader Brave Righthander Has Mark of 2.25; Simmons Is Next NEW YORK W — Milwaukee's Lew Burdette, the 27 - year - old right-hander who made the switch from relief to starting roles with a minimum of difficulty, is- the National League earned run leader today. Figures compiled by The Associated Press through Monday's games disclose that Burdette, an ex-Yankee farmhand, has given up 21 earned runs in 84 innings for a 2.25 ERA. Ned Garver of Detroit, with 15 earned runs in 9-5 innings, tops the American League in earned run supremacy with a 1.42 average. 6-5 for Burdette Burdette's won-lost record is 6-5. while Garver has won four and lost two. Runner-up to Burdette is Philadelphia's Curt Simmons (5-5). The stylish southpaw has allowed 23 earned runs in 88 innings for a 2.35 mark. Another lefty, Johnny Antonelli of the Giants (8-2), is third, having yielded 25 earned runs in 94 frames for a 2.39 ERA. Rookie Gene Conley of the Braves holds down fourth at 2.43, followed by Philadelphia's Robin Roberts, 2.72, the Giants' Ruben Gomez, 2.87, and Milwaukee's Warren Spahn, last year's pacesetter, 3.03. Porterfield Second Washington's Bob Porterfield, (7-5) trails Garver in the Ameri- ting- with a lusty .413 average and has handled 85 chances without an error. Two Homers He has appeared in 31 games, collecting 26 hits in 63 trips to the plate, including 6 doubles, 2 triples and a pair of homers. Sarni has driver in 14 runs and scored 8 more himself. Rice, who is still resting from a spike wound suffered in a collision with Brooklyn's Roy Campanella at home plate, is currently batting .226 with 39 hits in 106 trips to the plate. He has 7 doubles 1 triple and two home runs with 12 runs batted in and 9 scored. Del caught 135 games for the Birds last season with only two miscues. Over the last four years Del has appeared in more games than any other National League catcher. Sarni's lusty hitting is bringing back memories of such Cardinal backstops as Walker Cooper, Bill DeLancey, Bob O'Farrell, Gus Mancuso and Jimmy Wilson. And Sarni, who started playing with Los Angeles in the Pacific Coast League when he was 16, figures he's getting his first good chance to prove himself. He first came up in 1951. Last year he was with Columbus of the American Association where he batted .277 and fielded .986 to rate another shot at the big time. He got into his first starting assignment back of the plate this year on May 29 and since then has started all but two games. If his hitting continues, William F. Sarni is going to be a hard man to replace. can League ratings w,ith a 2.07 ERA. The Nats' ace has permitted 24 earned runs in 105 innings. Third-ranking Allie Reynolds of the Yankees (7-1) has yielded 18 earned runs in 75 innings for a 2.16 mark. Cleveland's Mike Garcia and Bob Keegan of the White Sox are tied for fourth at 2.27, followed by last season's leader, Ed Lopat of the Yankees, 2.39, and Virgil Trucks of the White Sox, 2.56. Imagine! OLDSMOBILE custom-made blinds with new wonderful decorating possibles... 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All prices subject to change without nofice. HORNIR-WILSON MOTOR CO.—309 E. Main St. Rocky Will Make His Fight-Goldman ' GROSSINGER, N. Y. (AP) — Ezzard Charles has been receiving all kinds of advice on how to fight heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano but Charley Goldman says no matter what Ezzy does it won't make any difference m Yankee Stadium Thursday night. "Rocky will flatten him whether Charles boxes or fights," said Goldman, the tiny trainer of the champion. Not Concerned "We're not concerned over what kind of a fight Charles tries to make," said Goldman. "Rocky will make his own kind of a fight. The others couldn't get their way and Charles won't either. "Rocky doesn't let them fight theic. fight. He just blitzes them. He's always on the attack. They've got to fight his way." No Secret There's no secret about what Marciano intends to do. Essentially he's the same slugger who came Bobo Olson Fights Tonight HONOLULU (ffl — Middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson and Jesse Turner of St. Louis relaxed today in preparation for their 10- round nontitle fight tonight at Honolulu Stadium. Honolulu-born Olson was favored 5-1 when he arrived last Monday but a whirlwind week of welcome- home celebrations has trimmed the margin to 4-1. into prominence four years as:o. He'll try to bull Charles around from the opening bell, winging punches with every ounce of his muscular 185-pound frame. "I'll try and make it as short as I can," said Rocky as he lounged about his camp yesterday. "But I'll be ready to go all the way if I have to." OSCEOLA — The newly formed. baseball team for Pony League aged- boys—13-15—in Osceola is requesting similar teams to write Coach Austin Hanner, Ray Mann or Bill Beall in Osceola for ball games. This new baseball elub in Osceola is to take care of the graduates from Little League play and it is expected in a year or two a third team — and American Legion Baseball team. — will be formed. The Pony League is the in between of Little League an American Legion play. Anyone interested in games should contact one of the three persona named above. Osceola's field is equipped for night baseball. and dries more air at less cost! New International Harvester Air Conditioner gives more cooling SSS^S^^Jp and dehumidifying capacity... yet costs less to operate! Can be decorated to match room. Directional no-draft ventilation. Cools, cleans, filters and dries the air. Low down payment—easy terms Why let hot, humid weather nyn yoor pleasure? Live and sleep better with a new IH Air Coodi- tiooer. 5 modete— Js to 1 h.p.—a* low an Delta Implements, inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" BIytheville Phone 3-6863 MUST HAVE GREASE OR ELSE- You Can Save Yours For Just A 1952 50c Piece! 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