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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 19, 1954
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SATURDAY, JUNE 19, BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FTTW Night Was Made And Little Haddix Shows His Class Associated Press Sports Writer If some of the major league's best pitchers turned up with aching backs today they had a good excuse. They'd been busy taking bows for last night's games when in every active park in the two circuits there was at least one hurfer who had covered himself with glory. At the Polo Grounds it was Har-* vey Haddix of the St. Louis Cardinals. The pint-sized lefthander snapped the New York Giants' six- game winning streak with his third straight shutout, 5-0. In winning his ninth consecutive game Haddix ran his string of scorless innings to 32, longest in the majors this season. He also increased his top- ranking strikeout total by 7 to 86 and his overall record to 11-3. Nobody else has won as many as 10. Stan Musial hit his 22nd home run, tops in both leagues. Law Shines At Forbes Field Vern Law, one of the National League's brightest rookies, allowed Milwaukee only three singles and. won the game 2-1 for Pittsburgh with a bases- loaded single in the last of the ninth Warren Spahn, Law's mound foe, was no slouch, giving only live singles. Corky Valentine, another rookie, outduelled Curt Simmons as Cincinnati shaded Philadelphia 2-1. Simmons, the victim of the Phillies' weak hitting in his last two outings, drove in the only run for the losers. Newcombe Stars Again The joy in Flatbush came from Don Newcombe's first complete game since May 7. The big right- hander turned back Chicago 6-3 as the Dodgers chipped the Giants' league lead to a single game. Newcombe struck out eight, all in the last six innings. Gil Hodges hom- ered twice. In the American League Cleveland beat Boston 2-0, New York shaded Chicago 7-6, Philadelphia edged Detroit 2-1 and Washington outlasted Baltimore 7-5 in 13 innings. Garcia Superb And here's how the pitchers fared in the junior circuit: Mike Garcia of the Indians turned back the Red Sox on four singles for his ninth victory, his club's ninth straight triumph and the Indians' ninth success in nine meetings with Boston this year. The only solace for the Red Sox was the first pitching appearance since April 24 of Mel Parneii. The lefthander, recovering from a wrist fracture, pitched one inning in "relief and retired the Indians in order. At, Comiskey Park in Chicago a pitcher starred in a different role. Bob Grim, called in as a relief man in the fifth, won the game with his hitting. He singled home two Yankee runs in the sixth and hit his first major league home run with one aboard in the eighth. At Briggs Stadium in Detroit young Arnold Portocarrero cheesed the Tigers on four hits and was in complete command after Ray Boone's first inning home run. Only a week ago the Tigers had beaten the rookie 16-5. In Baltimore Bob Porterfield of the Senators stayed 13 innings for his eighth victory. Bears Beat Eagles 7-6 In Pony Tilt Making their four hits count for seven rms, the Bears put together two big innings for a 7-6 win ov«r the Eagles in "Y" Pony League play yesterday afternoon at Compress Park. It was a well-played game, in which only two errors were registered on batted balls, although a couple of wild relays figured in the scoring. The Eagles appeared to have it in the bag with a six-run margin in the fifth, having scored one in the first and five more in the fifth Meantime, "Slick" Nelson on the hill for the Eagles, had permitted only one scratch bingle and only two Bears had reached first. But this was just the calm before the storm. First man up for the Bears in the bottom of the fifth, Bobby Jayroe slashed a single to right for the first Clean Bear hit. Don Tinker followed with one in the same region as Jayroe scampered to third. Harold O'Neal rolled out, Jayroe scoring and Glynn Howard popped to third for the second out. At this point, Nelson's control deserted him, walking Billy Ross and Dickie Nokes and he was guilty of four wild pitches, on which both runners scored. This coupled with Fowler's error on Steve McGuire's smash to third, provided five runs to put the Bears back in the game. In the sixth, "Nelson started by walking Larry Campbell. Coach P. D. Foster brought Fitzgerald in from his short field position and he struck out Jayroe, but Tinker came up with his second hit in as many times to score Campbell. O'Neal, fanned by the catcher, dropped the ball and on the throw to first Tinker registered with what proved to be the winning marker. The first Eagle counte? came with two away in the first. Clyde Griffin strolled but was erased on a rapid fire double play, as Williford lined to Campbell. Fitzgerald doubled and scored on David Holt's single. In the Eagle fifth. John Taylor walked but was out on Griffin's fielder's choice to the pitcher. Jerry Williford bunted safely to advance Griffin and Fitzgerald walked. Holt's triple over the right fielder's head cleaned the bases. Nelson singled and advanced as the outfielder permitted the ball to roll through him, then scored on Fowler's single. An Eagle threat in the seventh was cut short .as Nelson doubled with one away but was cut down at third on an attempted steal, causing Fowler's single to go for nought, as Simmons fanned. Chiefs Lose To Manila By 6-4 Margin MANILA—Timely hitting on the part of Manila and wildness by the Blytheville Chief pitchers contributed to a 6-4 win for Manila here last night. Manila took advantage of three walks, an error and a pair of base hits to get two rum in the fifth. Until that time, Eddie Stemac had them shut out. Manila added three more in the seventh with one hit, a pair of walks and another error. Stemac retired in the seventh in favor of Conner. The ace Blytheville twirler wasn't having one of his nights, with wildness proving costly to him. The Chiefs picked one up in the first when Killett and Fisher led off with back to back hits. They got another in the second on hits by Killett and O'Neal and a walk to Childress. whom Killett drove in. That ended their scoring until the eighth when Rounsavall opened with a single, advanced on an error and scored on O'Neal's safety. Joe Dean Pierce, the nifty little Manila hurler, held the Chiefs to seven safeties, all pretty-' well spaced. He hurled six shutout innings, giving up runs only in the first, second and eighth. Tomorrow afternoon, the Chiefs will entertain Manila at Fritz West Park, with the contest due to begin at 2:30. Jerry Dyer is slated to pitch for the Chiefs. MARCIANO POURS IT ON — Champion Rocky Marciano drives in with solid left which hurts Challenger Ezzard Charles in fourth round of world heavyweight title bout at Yankee Stadium. The Champion held onto the title by winning the decision. (AP Wirephoto) Rounders Win, 16-13, in HSSL A seven run rally in the seventh inning gave the Rounders a come- from-behind 16-13 victory over the Redtops in "Y" High School Softball League play at Little Park yesterday afternoon. Billy Michael's bat was probably the decisive factor in the win, with four for five including two homers. However, he came in for a share in the "chunking" department, an he relieved Earl Hyde in the fifth, and with the aid of good fielding by his mates, held the Redtops in leash the remainder of the game. The Redtops were off to a quick start with three runs in the first and added four in the third. They led by 9-2 when the Round- ers came to life in the fourth, with four markers. In the seventh, the Rounders sent 12 men to bat and racked up seven runs for the winning margin. As darkness cameo n. the Red- tops staged a brief rally of their own, which was cut short on a fast double play. With three runs in and Captain walk. Kenneth Stanley lined hard to shortstop Charles Goforth. who whipped to first to nip Shanks. Kiwanians Crush Hapless Shriners By J. P. FRIEND Unleashing their heaviest attack of the new Little League season, the powerful Kiwanis Club made 13 hits count for as many runs as they buried the hapless Shrine Club, 13-4, yesterday afternoon to close out the third week of the campaign. SPORTS—Kiwanians 2-36 ] the paths for the last three Kiwanis Every one of the regulars except runs in the fifth. Johnny McDowell entered into the I The Shrine Club didn't give up batfest, led by winning pitcher } without a final, desperate last ditch Jimmy Bruce with two singles and a double in four trips. Don (The Cat) Stallings contributed a tremendous home run plus a single, in addition to starring on defense, while Jerry iMuggsy) Palsgrove poled a long triple and single, and J. L. (Lippy) Austin a looping double and single. While never in the ball game after the first inning when the Kiwanis scored thrice, the Shrine Club did some hitting on their own. They raked young Bruce for 10 safeties, five of them coming in the final time at bat when they generated a drive that netted three of their four runs. Bob Lovelace, Jesse Taylor and Larry Whittle had two each. Taylor came up with six assists, highest for the season for a second baseman, and several were difficult. No. 2 For Bruce Winning his second game of the year, Bruce didn't have to work hard and didn't over-exert himself. him a big lead. He fanned 10 and issued only one base on balls. Phyllis Garner was rapped pretty freely and wasn't accorded much \ M ^ cDowe11 ' lf fight. They scored three times but ran out of fuel before too much damage was done. Bob Lovelace opened the splash with a single to center. Pugh was safe when Webb muffed his grounder. Both moved around as Palsgrove tossed out Odle. Larry Skelton dribbled one between first and second which Stallings handled easily but slipped as he turned to race for the bag. Skelton was safe. Garner drilled one almost over second on which Bill Jones nearly made a sensational one-handed play, and another runner scored. McDermott blasted a one bagger to right for the third score of the inning. Larry Whittle's sharpie took a bad hop to put runners again on first and second. But Bruce ended the orgy by slipping a third one past Taylor. KIWANIS CLUB Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 37 22 .627 Brooklyn 36 2J .610 1 Milwaukee , Philadelphia St Louis ... Cincinnati ., 30 29 30 37 26 26 28 31 33 41 .536 .527 .508 .466 .411 .317 Chicapo 23 Pittsburgh 19 Today'* Games Chicago at Brooklyn St. Louis m New "York Cincinnati at Philadelphia Milwaukee nt Pittsburgh Friday's Results Brooklyn 6. Chicnpo 3 Cincinnati 2, Philndelphia 1 St LouLs 5. New York 0 184 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Pittsburgh 2. Milwaukee 1 Cleveland ...... 42 17 .712 Chicago ........ 38 21 .644 4 New York ...... 39 22 .639 4 Detroit ......... 27 31 .466 14 Washington ____ 24 34 .414 174 Philadelphia ... 2S 3« .390 Baltimore . ____ 22 38 .367 Boston ......... 20 36 .357 Today'* Game* New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Detroit Boston at Cleveland Washington at Baltimore Friday's Results Washington 7, Baltimore 5 innings* Cleveland 2, Boston 0 New York 7, Chicago 6 Philadelphia 2, Detroit 1 GB 19 204 204 (13 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Minneapolis 3, Toledo 1 Kansas City 4, Charleston 3 Indianapolis 7. Columbus 5 Louisville 10. St. Paul 1 Texu League Fort Worth 5-4, Shreveport 3-3 (2nd game 11 innings) Tulsa 2-11. San Antonio 0-6 Houston 7-4, Oklahoma City 0-5 Beaumont 4, Dallas 2 Western Leag-ue Wichita 9-5. Omaha 8-8 Pueblo 12. Lincoln 5 Colorado Springs 8, DCS Moines 6 Sioux City at Denver, postponed. AB Jones, ss 5 4 4 4 Palsgrove, 2b 4 Hallman, rf 4 J. L. Austin, cf-c . 4 Webb, 3b ... Stallings, Ib Bruce, p support. Nine errors aided materially in the Kiwanis scoring, though not for all. Coach 8. D. Bray gave Ray Odle, a tall rawboned looking lad who has been holding down first, a chajice to show his mound wares and the results may warrant future pitching assignments. Seay. c N. Austin, cf Whittle, 3b 4 Taylor, 2b 4 Lovelace, ss 3 Pugh, If 3 * 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 13 H 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 13 PO A 0 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 18 3 0 Micelli-Lowry Tangle in Toledo TOLEDO, Ohio (/P)—Joe Michelli. the eighth ranking welter-weight meets Toledo's Pat Lowry at the Sports Arena tonight in a 10-round bout that i* to be televised nationally. Although this is Lowrys' first match with a rated opponent, the odds are 6 to 5 and take your choice. A former Marine. Lowry has been a pro for two years. He has won 34 of 40 fight with 27 knockouts. Micelli, a converted left hander who fightjs out of New York, has had 64 bouts in six years. He won 44_24 by knockouts—lost 15 and drew five times. The fight starts at 7 p.rn. CST. Odle gave up a scratch hit to °, dle - lb- P 3 J. L. Austin, the first batter to face! Skelton, cf-rf .... 3 Garner, p 3 Little League Standings American Legion W . 2 Kiwanis Club 2 Lions Club 2 Rotary Club Jaycees 1 1 Shrine Club 0 PCX. 1.000 .667 .667 .500 .333 .000 Sports Roundup— With Rocky, You Just Know By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Probably the most accurate and enduring words that have been written or uttered about the big fight up to now were credited to Ezzard Charles, the loser, as he sat in his dressing room a few minutes after his ordeal. Though his face looked as though ( battle could not be more concisely it had collided with a beer truck Ez took careful stock and said he thought each of his several fights with Jersey Joe Walcott had been tougher than the one just concluded against Rocky Marciano, the champion. Ez put it into these words: "With Walcott you've got to think all the time. He's always doing something. With this guy you don't have to think nothing out. You know what he's going to do." Now, there's the whole truth and nothing but. Rocky's way of doing described by a man with a typewriter and a two-inch stack of paper. The beaten challenger said it all when he said he knew what the iron man was going to do. He never had to worry his : head about Rocky's intentions. Not only did Ezzard know ,it All the world's champion knows how to do is shuffle forward in half crouch and propel either a left hook or a looping right at an opponent's head. Because of his short arms he seldom essays a jab. In close he whales aw*y »t the body, now and then fetches a wicked uppercut and massages the other him, fanned two and forced a batter to hit to thei nfield to retire Austin at second. He showed a sizzling fast ball. The winners put four base hits back-to-back for three runs in the top of the first. With one down Gene Webb drove one through Taylor. He moved up on Stalling's sharp single to left. Bruce lifted a towering fly to left which Jimmy Pugh lost in the sun. It went for a double as both runners in front scored. Palsgrove Lambert, rf 1 Smith, rf-cf 1 x Stiles 1 McDermott, c . 2 28 Kiwanis Club 306 130 - 13 Kiwanis Club 306 130 — 13 Shrine Club 001 003 — 4 Summary: Runs batted in — Stallings 3. Bruce 2. Hallman, Austin, Seay, Taylor, Skelton. Garner, McDermott. Two base hits — Bruce, J. L. Austin. Three base hits — poled one to right which little Billy Palsgrove. Home run — Stallings. Lambert misjudged and was good for three bags, scoring Bruce. Bob Hallman fanned and Taylor came up with Austin's hot smash tossed to first. Shrine Rally and Double play — Stallings (unassisted). Base on balls — Bruce 1. Strikeouts — Bruce 10, Garner 7, Odle 2. Hits — off Garner, 12 with 13 runs in 5 innings: Odle, 1 in 1. no runs. Loser — Garner. Time: 1:40. Umpires — C. D. Hood, Ott The Shrine clubbers got a rally Mullins. working in their half of the third, pushed over a run on two hits, an Combo ROCKFORD, HI. IJI — Boat rac- Palsgrove kept the endgate up should be added, but so did every man's features with his rockbound last one of the more than 45.000 I head. fans and ringside experts in Yankee Stadium. They could see the punches coming the same as Charles could, and they were equally powerless to do anything about it. But it is a terribly effective way of fighting when it is taken in conjunction with Rocky'g almost superhuman endurance and his seeming immunity to punishment. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Junt 21 8:15 p.m. Adults SOc — Children 15c amateur boat races. Cappy drives 'em and pappy Ernest keeps 'em in trim. to second. Taylor beat out a pokey i?;, V ">"«^«« ^ «.™ P i to second, McDermott scoring. I the last two years by winnm * Whittle tried for the hot corner but was cut down on Stallings' perfect throw. Bob Lovelace lifted a Texas Leaguer into right to keep the string alive but it died a natural when Stallings speared Pugh's liner and beat Lovelace back to first for an unassisted double play Bruce's second bingle set the stage for the Kiwanis' 10th run in the fourth. He spun all the way to third when Russ Smith let the "ball get through him. Homer Net* Three Stallings' home run came with Seay and Gene Webb perched on WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. Coach Bob Smith's Bobcats submerged the Leopards of Coach Emery Francis under an avalanche of runs for a 28-4 victory in Pee Wee League play at Compress Park yesterday afternoon. A total of 13 bases on balls coupled with timely hitting with the sacks loaded, added up to a runaway for the victors. Barry Hughes started on the hill for the Leopards bus lasted no long- j er than the second. A variety of hurlers were paraded to the mound by Coach Francis with Terry Wicker finishing, but none of them were very effective. Marty Caudle went the distance for the winners and allowed only three hits while walking ten. ATTENTION Car & Truck Owners: Tailored Seat Covers, Woven plastic $50 val 24.50 Truck seat covers Installed 4.95 Door Panels, Covered 3.50 Head Liners 15.00 Convertible tops 39.95 SMITH MATTRESS & UPHOLSTERY CO. Ph. 3-4293 So. Biway 61 SIX MAN TAG MATCH Karl (Killer) Atomic Charley Kowaiski, Blond and Keene Ytrsus Chris Jot Lee Pusek, Welch and Fields —ALSO— Thrttl-FallMatchts Kowalski vs. Welch Keene vs. Dustk Atomic Blond vs. Fields SUNDAY Junt 20 at WALKER PARK OVAL • THRILLS e SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75cand25c Fall Rematch It Would Be Sooner, But For Marciano's Cut Eye By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) -~ Rocky Marciano's sliced left eye is the only hitch to an early announcement of a Marciano-Ezzard Charles rematch Sept. 23 at New York's Polo Grounds. Charles insist* "I'll b« ready in 10 days" nfter getting a medical green light from the New York SUtt« Athletic Commission. The 32- year-old Cincinnati Nepro still Is puffed around the face and lips and wenrs a patch of tape over the right eye. 1* Stitchtw The gash over Marciano's eye. dating back to * butt from Johnny Shkor in * 1950 fight at Providence required 10 stitches from the needle of Dr. Vincent Nardlcllo who first cleared away the scnr tissue. "I think he won't be able to go into the gym for a month or six weeks," said Manager Al Welll. "We won't take any chances until it is completely healed." How about a September match Zuluetta Waits For Title Shot DeMarco First Must. Keep Carter Date NEW YORK (/P> —^Orlando Zu- luetA. the cleve Cuban lightweight with the talented left hand, today was blrtmg his time waiting for Paddy DeMarco and Jimmy Carter to get on with their title fight., after evening an old score with Johnny Gonsalves. While waiting for the champion and ex-champion to set n new date for the rematch. Zulueta. is going back to Cuba to get married, buy land and build a house. Zuluetn won a unanimous decision over Oonsalves in 10 rounds in the stillness of Mndison Square Garden last night. The International Boxing Club didn't announce any attendance figures but there couldn't have been more than 1,500 people. Referee Ray Miller scored it 72-1. Judge Tony Rossi 6-3-1 and Judge Jack Gordon 5-4-1, all for Zulueta who weighed 134'/i to Gonsalves 134 pounds. The Associated Press curd iilao Was 8-4-1 for the Cuban. Nobody got hurt. There wa* no knockdowns, no solid punching but a fine display of boxing skill and defensive work. with Charles? "He's the match if we go over hero," snld Wc-Ul. "We had all intentions of going to London to box Don Cockell until Charles made his real stand. Attain in Fall "If Charles is ready (and he says he positively will be) and if Marciano is ready (a matter of six weeks) we'll probably make the match for New York in the fall-" The l.B.C. still was counting cash yevSterday, coming up with a gross gate of $543,092.24, not including $35,000 from radio and an estimated $122.500 from theater television. The movies reported doing fine business. On the basis of the figu- rres known and nn estimate of the theater-TV, Marciano will get about $247.136 and Charles $123,566- 6-ManBout To Highlight Legion Card Six-man tag wrestling returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night with two television wrestling performers booked to perform. Krvrl (Killer) Kowalski and the Atomic Blond, a pair of hefty heavies who have been seen many times on Blytheville television screens, are scheduled to team with chunky Charley Keene in the main event bout. Opposing them will be three of Promoter Mike Meroney's top drawer heavyweights, Joe Welch, Chris Dusck and Lee Fields. The Atomic Blond is a golden tressed grappler who has cut quite a niche in the wrestling walls. He has performed all over the nation and has won the name of toughest heavyweight in the business. Kowalski and Keene need no introduction to Blytheville fans. Both have performed here before and have proved themselves rough opponents. Three one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Kowalski taking on Welch, Keene meeting Dusck and the Atomic Blond meeting Fields. TV SET OWNERS IMPORTANT NOTICE If your set it a year or more old, we now have picture tube insurance to offer you. i INSURES YOUR PICTURE TUBE FOR ONE YEAR Call or Write for Information Blytheville Sales Co. 109 East Main Phone 3-3616 LOANS We do not have money to burn, but we do have money to loan. If you lirt in Northeait Arkansas or Southeast Missouri and need » Real Estate Loan, see us. 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