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Wednesday, April 15, 1953
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\, PAO* TWSNTY.EIOHT ALTON RVBWWO f«t«<HI*Wf WBDNBIDAY, APRIL 1J, I9SI Marquette Mashes St. Francis deSales Beneath 12-1 Assault ^••^^i^^BMHHHB^^ Explorers Ram Four Homers In Big Attack Purgation Strikes Out 1 Crusaders in First Victory The wind blew, the home runs flew and the Marquette Explorers mauled St. Francis de Sales of St Louis by an unmerciful 12-1 couni at Riverfront Park here Tuesday Coach Joe Stephen's Alton crew teed off for 12 hits against the offerings of first Jim Hoff, then Charlie Reuss who was pulled in as a reliefer with two down in the sixth. Marquette's cannonading Included four home runs and two doubles. Tom Jun cracked out two of the homers while Jack Kelly and Don Funk accounted for the other four baggers. Bob Kilgo and Don Fufgason had a double apiece. With such steady hitting behind him, Furgason had little trouble In pitching his way to victory. Don gave up Just four hits, however, as he kept bearing down on the Crusaders, despite having a fat lead after the fourth inning. Fourteen St. Francis batsmen went down on strikes and only four drew walks, although Furgason was pitching into the teeth of a near gale. The Crusaders' lone run came In the sixth .when Bernie Robben led off with a double down the left field line and Bob Fedak followed with a single to right to score Robben. The steady parade of Marquette runs started in the second with one run on Funk's homer. Two i more hustled home in the third ^as Kelly teed off. Another three came in during the fourth with •Jun supplying the big blast with his first four-master with Funk on ; base. Two more tallies crossed In the fifth and finally the Explorers " wrapped the affair up with four in the sixth that sent Hoff scuttling to cover at long last. Jun contributed three of Marquette's 12 hits and Funk had two [ with the other seven scattered. Furgason struck out every St. Francis batter at least once with the exception of his mound foe, Hoff, and pinch-hitter Tony Pepe who filed out. St. Fr»ncl§ (1) Mcrqnette (12) Player ABRH Player ABRH 3 0 OKilgo,3b 401 4 0 411 3 0 1 Kelly,c 321 3 0 300 Hoff.p Reuss.p ~ : Robben ,rf Fedak ,3b Harr.Sb Dapron.e Pepe.c Fairchild.lf 1 0 101 4 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 OJun.lf 1 0 OGlbbons,2b 1 0 OBrum' 1 0 OWisnasyk.rf Kionstra.rf 233 110 000 433 0 0 0 1 111 100 Heeren.rf-ab 110 Furgason,p 301 Totals ...28 1 4 Totals ...301212 INNING: 1234S67 RHE St. Francii 000001 0—1 4 5 Marquette 012324 •—12 12 4 Bruton Homer In 10th Drops Cardinals, 3-2 By CHRIS EDMONDS - MILWAUKEE fl>—They're likely to christen the stubby rightfield fence in Milwaukee's new County Stadium "Bruton's Barrier." Baseball-crazy fans tried to tear the $5',000,000 structure apart when 1 rookie Bill Bruton lashed one of Gerry Staley's knuckleballs over the four-foot wire barricade some ' 350 feet from the plate in the 10th inning for a 3-2 Milwaukee victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Tuesday's home opener. Tripled Earlier Two innings earlier the Negro youngster had tagged a Staley pitch to the same spot. It bounced once on the grass before skipping off the fence and Bruton went into third base standing up. Cardinal outfielder Erios Slaughter had a hand in the home run blast. The ball caromed off his glove as he leaned over the fence, and umpire Lon Warneke called it good for the circuit after first ruling a double. The paid crowd ol 34,357, watching Milwaukee's first big league baseball game in 52 years went wild. "J had my glove on it." Slaughter explained in the dressing room. "But just as it hit, my elbow banged onto the top of that fence and jarred it loose. I might have caught it on a second stab, but some fan out there behind the fence grabbed it before I could and took off." The grinning Bruton, a favorite here » year ago when he hit .325 for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association, said Staley fed him fast balls for the triple and for a sharp single in the sixth. Jtnucliler Just Bight ! "Then he came in with that knuckler," the 23-year-old young-1 ster said. "Man. it just hung! there, it was just right." Bruton has been the kingpin in! Milwaukee's two opening victories, i In addition to his three for five! •having Tuesday, he had two for four to the Monday game at Cincinnati, la both games he made cUeular defensive plays in cen- Hi* top one Tuesday was sprint into left center to ft curving liner by Stan Shurtleff Pioneers Open Campaign by Smearing Prin, 9-3 J«ftfc State'! veteran trainer i* the oldest ct«ff member in pot* of wrvice. H* joined the staJf W4 ELSAH — Shurtleff's Pioneers got their 1953 baseball campaign underway with old foe Principle College's Indians serving as little more than a sparring partner as Sherrill Hanks' lads from Upper Alton pounded out a 9-3 win here Tuesday. Danny Pelhank and Leigh Lawrence, hurlers for the Alton High Redhirds in pre-college days, shared the mound duties and each gave up a single hit. Ed Newball singled off Pelhank' in the third inning and Lee Lovett got a double off Lawrence in the seventh that led to Prin's first tally. Francis (Froggy) Hunter got the game off with a single, moved to second on Gene Pavelonis' sacrifice and stole third, then home for Shurtleff's first run. Conrad Champion added a second tally by walking, stealing second and coming home as Russell Thimmig's fly to right was dropped. The game rocked along without further scoring until the fourth when Pelhank doubled in Thim- mlg and Joe Lewakowskl, a former Western Military Academy ace. Finally Shurtleff Iced things up In the seventh with a five run explosion that featured home runs by Pavelonis and Thimmlg. Thlmmlg, Lcwakowski and Pel- hank had two hits apiece to lead (he Pioneer attack, while Champion, Thlmmlg and Lewakowski scored two runs apiece. Prin's scoring In the seventh was aided by a pair of errors and three walks, m|xed in with Lovett's double. Shvrtl«ff (It) Player AB R ffunter.2b 3 1 Pavetonlf, lf-3b 3 1 Champion,Ib 2 2 MWce.3b-p 4 1 Thlmmlg.c Lewak'ikl.M Baker.rt Pelhank,p-lf 4 2 4 0 4 2 PrlnclpU (») M Pltyer ABRH 1 Gentry ,rf-p 200 Bccleitone.rf 000 !Appleby,3b 400 ONewbfltl,cf-p 301 OLInk.M aTaylor.M ZWalden.lf !SeIdler,3b 2Lovett,2b Loechner.c McBurney.c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Treanor,p-cf 3 Total* ...31 9 0 Totali ...28 3 2 INNING: 1234967B RHE Shurtleff 2002008 0—0 9 4 Prlnclpla 0000003 0—3 2 « Roxana Captures Triangular Meet ROXANA—Taking eight of 14 first places, the Roxana Shells easily captured a triangular meet with Troy and Cahokia here Tuesday afternoon. The Shells finished with 76% points to Cahokia's 4V/a and Troy's 29%. Pat Slayden in the dashes and Gordon McConnell in the weights each-won a pair of first spots for the Shells. Slayden was victorious in the 100 and 220 yard dashes, anchored the 880 yard relay winners and gained a tie for third in the high jump. McConnell won in both the shot put and discus. Stanley Donnahoe was another iop performer for the Shells as le won the broad jump, placed second in the shot and discus and ran a lap on the 880 relay winners. Additional winners for the Shells ncluded Richard Brown in the ligh hurdles, who also placed second in the low hurdles; John Moody, who took the pole vault and placed third in the low hurdles; and the relay team of Donnahoe, "assoway, wrest and Slayden. Ralph Freeman picked up a second for Roxana in the 440, Stanley Woods in the mile run, Bob Brown was runner-up in the polo vault, and Dave Schmittling in the 880. A big event upon the Roxana track calender is coming up Friday in the Roxana Invitational meet for smaller schools in the area. Entries will be on hand from Lebanon, Venice, Livingston, Cahokia, Highland, Civic Memorial (Bethalto), Greenville, Madison and Troy in addition to the boats. 100 yard dash—Slayden (R), Lewli (T), Seymore IT), Wrest (R), :10.9. 220 yard dash—Slayden (R), Seymore (T), Herderhorst (C), Wrest (R). :24.8. 440 yard dash—Herderhorst (C), R. Freeman (R), Murphy (T), Harrigan (T), :S3.8. 880 yard run—Wallace <Q. Schmittling (R), J. Freeman (R), Rlnkel (T), 2:10 2. Mile run—Pahl (T), Woods (R), Vogt (C), Redenbo (R), 4:48.9. . High hurdles—R. Brown (R). Adams (C), Burton (C), Jung (C), :16.9. Low hurdles—Adams (C). R. Brown (Hi, Moody IR), Jung 1C), :22.8. 880 yard relay—Roxana (Donnahoe, Gnssoway, Wrest, Slayden). Troy Ca- Tiokla, 1:40.0. Mile relay—Cahokia, Roxana, Troy, 3:47.0. Pole vault—Moody (H), B. Brown (Hi, tie for third Talbott (C). Walker (C), Lewis (Tl and Roberson IR), 10'. High jump—Lewis (T) and Groce (C) tied for first; Slayden (Ri, R. Brown i Hi and Holloway (T), tied for third 5'2". Broad lump—Dohnahoe (R), Walker (Ci. Baglln (Ti, J. Freeman (Ri. 18'3V. Shot put—McConnell iR), Donnahoe (Hi, Barton (Ci. Dlckerson (Hi, 43'9',«". Discus—McConnell (H), Donnahoe (Rl. Williams (T). Davis (R), 122'8". Cardinals Box Score Pafko.rf Crandall.c 3Htmer,2b Spahn.p Milwaukee (3) Cardinals Ci) Player AB R H Player AB R H Bruton,cf s 2 3 0 0 2 0 OSchoen'st.Zb 400 Mathews,3b 3 0 OMuslal.lf-cf BOO Gordon,If 4 0 400 4 0 0 Slaughter.rf a I 0 3 1 Uablonski.ab 402 3 0 0 1 0 4 0 OJohnson,3b 000 4 0 301 Lowrey,ph-lf 101 DRlce.c .301 Benson,pr 000 Fusselman.o 100 Stalcy.p 401 TotaU ...32 3 6 Totals ...35 2 fl INNING: 123458789 10 RHE Cardinals 000010001 0—2 6 1 Milwaukee 010000010 1—3 6 2 Langlois-Miceli Go TV Feature MIAMI BEACH, Fla. /P—Pierre Langlois of France, the fourth •anking middleweight, is a 7-5 fa- 'Orite to even his score with Joe Vliceli, the No. 4 welterweight con- ender, in their 10-round televised ight tonight at the Miami Beach Auditorium. Miceli, 24-year-old New Yorker, gained a split decision over Langois last July. Langlois then gave up his French welterweight title o campaign in the middleweight ranks and has beaten Rocky Castellani, Bobby Dykes and Jimmy Beau and fought a draw with Walter Cartier. Langlois expects to weigh in at about 160. Miceli will come in over the welterweight limit at about 151. The CBS telecast begin at 9 p. m. ICST). MAJOR LEAGUE By The Associated Press Pitching Bob Lemon, Cleveland Indians, hurled one-hitter as the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox, 6-0. Batting Bill Bruton, Milwaukee Braves, hit home run in the tenth inning to give the Braves a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Jerry Hennessey, defensive end for the Washington Redskins in the NFL. works as a movie slunt man in Hollywood during the off- season. Of the 27 unassisted double plays made by American League players during the '52 season, all but three were credited to first basemen. 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 By The Associated Press American League W L Pet. G.B. Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 1 Washington 0 Boston 0 Chicago 0 New York 0 Detroit 0 Wednesday's Schedule Philadelphia at New York. Detroit at St. Louis, 2 p.m. Washington at Boston postponed, snow and wet grounds (Only games scheduled) Tuesday's Results St. Loin's 10 Detroit 0 Philadelphia 5 New York 0 Cleveland 6 Chicago 0 Washington at Boston postponed, snow k\> and wet grounds Thursday's Schedule New York at Washington (2) Boston at Philadelphia St. Chicago, 2:30 p. m. Cleveland at Detroit National League W L Pet. G.B. Milwaukee - 2 0 1.000 Chicago 1 0 1.000 >i New York 1 0 1.000 H Brooklyn 1 0 1.000 ' 3 St. Louis 0 1 .000 li a Philadelphia 0 1 .000 14 Pittsburgh 0 1 .000 l>i Cincinnati 0 2 .000 3 Wednesday's Schedule Pittsburgh at Brooklyn St. Louis at Milwaukee, 1:30 p.m. New York at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Chicago. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday's Results Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 2 (10 Innings) New York 4 Philadelphia 1 Brooklyn 8 Pittsburgh 5 Chicago 3 Cincinnati 2 Thursday's Schedule Brooklyn at New York Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Chicago at St. Louis, 8:30 p. m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati. Myhelyn Stable, owner of Master Fiddle which finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby in 1953, has no Derby eligible this year. HAY MAKC1 QI WILSON BatiWI filom WfittU STATI fr I10A6WAY AiTOM Opening Day Like Script for Movies By BKN PflLEGAR ' At Sportgwriter The major leagues' scriptwriters gave It the old college try for open- Ing day. They came up with an extra inning thriller won by a Milwaukee rookie's homer; a one-hit sensation by Cleveland's Bob Lemon; come - from • behind victories by Brooklyn and the Chicago Cubs; the New York Yankees' first open- Ing day shutout loss in 17 years; a decisive setback for Robin Roberts, last year's best pitcher, and an expert whitewashing of his former Detroit teammates by Virgil Trucks. Postponed by snow Even the one postponement had a special twist. The Boston Red Sox were forced to cancel a two- day series with Washington because of snow. folar bear weather prevailed generally, holding the total crowds to 176,269, almost 50,000 below expectations. The hardy souls who ventured out saw Milwaukee nip St. Louis, 3-2; Chicago edge Cincinnati, 3-2; Brooklyn whip Pittsburgh, 8-5, and New York defeat Philadelphia, 4-1, in National League encounters and three American League shutouts —Cleveland over Chicago, 64); Philadelphia over the Yankees, 5-0; and St. Louis over Detroit, 10-0. The day's largest crowd, 53,698 watched Lemon give up a clean single to Minnie Minoso in the first inning for the first and last Chicago hit. The White Sox got only three more balls out of the infield, but four walks and two errors gave them six other base runners. At Yankee Stadium, the A's Alex Kellner gave the Yanks only five singles. Vic Raschi, pounded early and often, was the loser. Bill Bruton, a Negro rookie who probably is tha» fastest man in the majors, continued to write the Milwaukee success story with a bold hand as he homered in the 10th Inning to give the Braves'a home town triumph over the Cardinals 'The Chicago Cubs scored two unearned runs in the eighth Inning to defeat Cincinnati, 3-2, before 21,222 Chicago fans. ' Black Saves Day The Pittsburgh Pirates' four-run outburst got rid ofXTarl Ersklne in the fourth inning, but Joe Black saved the day for the 12,433 Ebbets Field faithful as the Brooklyn Dodgers- found the range for four runs in the fourth and fifth against Murry Dlckson. Bobby Thomson sent the Giants away on top against Roberts at Philadelphia as he belted a home run with Davey Williams on base in the first inning. The Browns pounced on Detroit's Ned Garver for four runs in the first inning and added six more against three other pitchers In the only night game, played before 11,804 St. Louis fans. Trucks gave the Tigers only four hits. WE. ALL.'HOPPED UP CM, 6IU. 9UT Be OLO yra OLD- r*ACS mt 6UD&V1LLE WITH •&PEED A BREWKR Luke Easter; big first baseman for the Cleveland Indians, is in the sausage manufacturing business, in Cleveland. Ted Atkinson was the top jockey for the third time at Hialeah when he rode 37 winners during the 40- day season recently concluded. Rocky Marciano Has Doctor Date CHICAGO Of — Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano had a date with a couple of doctors In Chicago today. ' It was a command performance, ordered by Livingston Osborne chairman of the Illinois Athletic Commission. Drs. John H. Pribble and Irving Slptt of the commission's medica staff were to examine closely the state bf Rooky's nose, bloodying of which forced postponement 6i his April 10 Chicago Stadium title fight with Jersey Joe Walcott to May 15. Both Marciano and his manager, Al Weill, said on arriving from New York last night that the nose is all right now. But Osborne wanted to make sure. California Golfers Lead Trans-Miss PHOENIX, Ariz. IP — Defending champion Mrs. Lyle Bowman oi Richmond, Calif., ana medalisl Barbara Romack, her neighbor at Sacramento, led the way into the first round of match play today in the 23rd annual Trans-Mississippi golf tournament. Miss Romack clipped four strokes off par with her qualifying 72 Tuesday. Mrs. Bowman shot a 75. The same applied to some of the other tournament favorites, playing the Trans-Miss for the second straight year at this resort club. Bob (Tex) Samuels, outfielder on the Brandeis University baseball squad, plans to become raWbi when-he finishes college. Shop from thil big 88* ANNIVERSARY SALE BOOK * Stt and fttl hwndrt dt of actual fabric * 3 Woyt to bvy- Tiot •m % *SP**wb4i hewn of wtlAiptffMtfcyourhttM. *SlttifMtiM 6«MfM»M4 Of W SPIIOEL CATALOG OIOII DESK BtUIST, ALTON Browns Win, As Trucks Limits Tigers to Four Hits ST. LOUIS -. Hailed in pft* season calculations as a far stronger hitting club, the St. Louis Browns lived up .to their advance notices by smashing the Detroit Tigers, 10-0, with a 13 hit attack which inaugurated the 1953 American League season for both clubs. Virgil .Trucks was a masterful pitcher for the Brownies as 12,563 fans went home Wednesday night from Busch Stadium, quite impressed by the classy opening. The tattooed Alabaman set the Tigers down with four hits and two walks while receiving excellent support afield, particularly from the keystone duo of Bobby Young, and Bill Hunter. Rookie Troublesome Only rookie Russ Sullivan, who whacked out a single and two doubles, was troublesome for the former Tiger fireballer. Nary a runne'r got beyond first base against Trucks until Sullivan doubled in the seventh, then moved to third on a wild pitch but died there as Walt Dropo struck out, Bob Nieman popped out and J i m Delsing skied to Hunter to end the inning. Sullivan doubled again with two out in the ninth but Dropo went down on strikes for the third time in the game to wind things up. Trucks had just five strikeouts, all scattered, but walked only two batters. The heavy-set righthander just kept the Tiger batsmen off stride and depended upon fine defensive play behind him for the putouts. The Hunter-Young combination accounted for a pair of double plays, nine putouts and 10 assists. Johnny Groth, an ex-Tiger like Trucks and Rightfielder Vic Wertz, was another standout afield in center as well as at bat. The Browns settled the hash of their one time- star pitcher, Ned Carver, in a hurry. Just a year ago as a Brownie, Garver had shut out the Tigers at Detroit, 3-0, in the season opener. Against his old mates, however, Ned did not enjoy such luck. Instead the Mound Citians got more runs in the first inning this time than they did in the whole game in '52. Putting together doubles by Groth, Jim Dyck and Roy Sievers plus singles from Bob Elliott and Less Moss and walk to Wertz, the Browns hopped off to a 4-0 lead in the first frame. Two more tallies came in the third as Dyck singled, Wertz tripled to the left- center wall and Sullivan dropped a fly ball by Moss that apparently was lost in the lights. Garver retired after re-injuring his -knee while running out a grounder in the top of the third. He was hurt last week in an exhibition game at Columbus, Ohio. Dick Marlow took over and pitch- ed three creditable Innings befon bowing out for a pinch-hitter. Madison IB Raked Then Dave Madison, another ax- Brownie who was shuffled off to the Tigers last year In one of the many trades between the two clubs came on for a short stay. Dave was tagged for three singles that produced two runs and cut loose with a wild pitch to let In another before* bldwing up completely for three straight walks. That brought on Hal Erickson.^a fine looking prospect up' from Dallas, who held the Browns to Just one more tally in the last two innings. Les Moss, now handling the Brownie catching while Clint Courtney recovers from a broken finger, paced the 13 hit assault with three singles. Groth and Dyck had a single and double apiece and Young got a pair of singles for other noteworthy showings. The BjrownS meet the Tigers again this afternoon before departing for a short road trip. They return to St. Louis Qn Friday, April 24 for a lengthy stand against all of th« other American League teams. Dtiroll (0) BrowBi (10) • Player ABRH Player ABRH 4 0 4 0 OYoung.ab, 4 0 3DyckJf 4 0 OWertz,rf 3 0 OElliott,3b 3 0 0 Sievers, Ib Frlend^b Sulllvan.lf Nleman.rf _ ------ „,-. Baum'ner,3b 3 0 OMoas.c Bucha.c 2 0 0 Hunter .«§ Garver.p Marlefwe.p Pesky ,ph Madlson.p Erlckaon.p 1 0 OTrucks.p 000 100 000 100 5 a s i a 412 381 301 411 413 411 400 Totals ...28 0 4. Total* ...361013 INNING: 1234S8789 RHK Detroit 00000000 0 0 4 3 Browns 40200310 •—10 13 0 Cavilan Gains Split Decision CLEVELAND /P — Despite a close, split decision, welterweight champion Kid .Gavilan insisted today that Livio Minelli of Italy "not show too much" as a fighter. But the fans who witnessed their torrid 10-round non-title bout Tuesday night thought differently. For fully two minutes they booed in protest after the verdict was announced. The bout was not televised. Referee Jackie Davis and judge Herb Williams gave It to the "Keed" 6-4 and 5-4-1, respectively. Judge Charlie Bill scored it 6 rounds to 4 for the durable Italian. Minelli, who has beaten such name fighters as Johnny Bratton, time and again weathered the champion's characteristic flurries and. came back to match blow for blow. R,ead Telegraph Want Ads. WEESE "° DANIELS Tirtifont CHAMPIONS **'"'SALE MOM! M5U SERVICE ALTON,

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