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' \ t. PADS FOURTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, APRIL i?, 1953 Billy Pierce Fires One-Hitter, 1*0, by St. Louis Browns CHTCAO0 .* - Frank Une. general inannRPr of the Chlraco White Sox, all but stole pitcher Billy Pierce from Detroit in 1!M8. The 'price pnirl for the IfiO-nonnd lefthander was J10.000 nnd e.alcher Aaron Robinson. Since then the 26 yrnr old has won 50 games. Bui hard luck tins hounded him. He has losi 57. After records of 15-H and 15-12 in the last two seasons. Fierce has been tabbed by many baseball men as a sure-fire 20 game winner Ihis year. He began making this prediction look Rood Thursday with n one-hit 1-0 victory over Ibe St. Louis Browns ns the While Sox opened fhoir home campaign at Comiskey Park, Like many times in the past, the Sox afforded Pierce only meager assistance at the plate. Harry (The Cat) Brecheen, 38-year-old lefty making his American League debut after a career with the St. Lollis Cardinals throttled the Sox with two hits. The only hit off Pierce, who notched his ninlh slniighl viclory over the Browns, was a solid rlou- hle in the seventh inning by Bobby Young. Pierce issued six walks, three in one inning.' Me escaped a bases-loader! situation in Ihe sixlh when third baseman Vern Stephens of the vSox speared a shoe-top liner for Ihe third out. "It was pretty cold out there and those walks came because I just * I *i»i» BOBBY YOUNG couldn't get hold of the hall," Pierce said. "It was a fast ball that. Young hit." Pierce has never had a tin-hitter, but he held the New York Yankees to one hit in 1950 during a game interrupted four times by rain. llrnwiM Plfl.vrr (Jrnlh.rf D.vrk.;tl> WWt7..lf Stovers. Ib Knkns.lf Mniui.r Young,2h Breoheen.p Totals INNING: Brown* ChirnRo MM AB R H ( hli'BJ" '!> Pliucr 0 Pcix.2h OPHlll.ll] n 0 OStophrn*,:!!) 0 0 Rivera.of n OMele.rf 0 OCarra»r|iiH,ss 0 1 Lnllnr.r 0 0 Pierce.i> AH I •I 4 2 •i \\ n n ') n n i t n n n n n n o n n .27 0 I Tolalu 2.1 I "2 12.14AR7RD n II E nonoooonno i i nnooooio- 121 Tigers Bash Roxana in 71 h Inning Rally . ROXANA—Starting like a bouse afire, the Roxana Shells got six runs in the first Inning, then went down without further scoring as the Edwardsville Tigers steadily added runs to eventually win, 8-6, here Thursday. Roxana baUed around in thefirsl inning against (wo Edwardsville hurlers. Gene Elledge singled, Ralph Freeman doubled, Bill Watkins, singled both home, Chuck Dickerson walked, Boveric singled. Melvin Arnold bunted safely and Harold Redenbo singled to put the Shells into a 6-0 lead. Edwardsville came back with two runs in the fourth, then two more in the fifth before wrapping up the win with a final frame explosion. Huston (Duhiei Lowry rammed a triple with Ibe bases loaded to put the Tigers into the lead, then came home with an insurance tally as Stan Finchcr singled. Edwardsville (*) Ro*an» (fl) Plaver AB R H Player AB R I 421 Ellcdge.lf 411 4 1' 2Freeman,cf 312 4 1 lB.Watkins.nb 4 1 2 301 Dickerson,rf 2 1 1 ;t 0 0 Shaver.rf 000 3 0 4 1 1 2 1 4 1 2 0 OReclenbo.2b 1 0 1 Oh1,2b Susek.lf Gregor.c Mateyka.Sb Strtckland,3b can, . ?endleton,rf 3 I OG Watklns.c Southard.p Johnaon.p Patton.p Totals . INNING: •Edwardsville Roxana 0 0 OWrest.p 200 1 1 lHamb"leton.p 100 1 1 0 100 Illinois Track Squad Faces Southern Cal *** RESERVE STRENGTH '.lolnily from ihr l/rnh while Shiprrwri t.ikrs its (urn at K-il Allnn hrirl Mtlo O|.|)0rturnly to test the rr"y_r\,r-', tor llr; •*, Ivi r I'" r, vM.rc pushed to the limit m downing the FVdK-:,, :> 2, in eight innings.—Photo by Don I l,iy. Alton Pulls Out 3-2 Win Over Shipman Bucs in 8th Young Spoils Another No-Hit Pitching Job 30 8 7 1 000220 4—8 7 2 BOOOOO 0-611 S Roxana Tennis Squad Triumphs Against Kahoks ROXANA Adding another win to their it-owing string, tin 1 Roxana High tennis team whitewashed Collinsville here Thursday afternoon by a 5-0 count. In singles. Gary Robinson defeated .lim Shanklin. fi-0. !'-fi, fi-'J: ,lim Walker defeated .lack Mc- Whitler. fi-0. B-'J: and Bill Roherson rielealed Russell Palmer, 6-'-.'. 6-d. In double-;. Boh and Bill Hunter rirfr-aifd l-'d Kckarl and Bo') Sudbrmt,'. 6-1. 6-11; and Terry Durham and Sid Frey defeated Angelo J'erfetti and partner. ti-'J. h'-'J. Moxana's next meet will be \\ilh the strong Kciwaids\ ille team today upon the Shells' courts, Jersey Panthers Host in Triangular .IFRSEYVILLE -- Tlv Jerse> ! Panthers meet Greenfield and I CarrolIton in a triangular meet here this afternoon. The Panthers were incorrectly reported In yesterday's paper as finishing third in the Maroon-Jay- Hawk meet. The Jersey team was second with 50'-j points wbile f'ar- rollton had 43. White Hall won with 56'a points. CHAMPAIGN— Winners of the Southern Relays in their first outdoor competition, Coach Leo Johnson's University of Illinois track- men seek added laurels Saturday afternoon when they engage Ihe University of California in a dual meet at Berkeley. Coach Johnson nominated an 18-man squad to fly to Ihe west coast Thursday morning. The meet will be held in Edwards Stadium, a 22,000-seat structure erected in 1932 expressly for track, which is a top sport in the far west. Attendance of 7,500 or more is expected. Center of attraction for west, coast fans probably \vill be Willie Williams and Stacey Siders, two of Illinois' individual stars. Williams, who with Tom Floyd compeleri in the Texas State Relays while other Illini were at Birmingham, ran the 100-yard dash in :09.4 at the big TexajT track carnival. That time ties with recognized world record, and is the best ever turned in by an Illini. Buddy Young ran the 100 in :09.5 in 1944. Siders 1 duel with Cal's Lon Spurrier, a fine half miler, is expected to highlight the meet. Siders holds Big Ten indoor and outdoor 880- yard records, but lost to Spurrier in Ibe 19!>2 Olympic trial. California is strong in field events and the middle distances, and Coach Johnson believes Illinois will have to score heavily in the dashes and hurdles to gain a victory. Hy I,KK HAKKK Telegraph Sports Kdllnr David gave Goliath all he wanted Thursday afternoon hut in a switch in "Script., Ihe big feller finally won out. Shipman's Pirates played the role of David while the Alton High Redbirds did honors as Go- lialh in their baseball gcl-lngelhor at Riverfront Park and Ihe Redbirds bad lo rally in an extra inning to finally salvage a 3-2 victory. Alton Coach Tony .lure/ix needed a couple of games to fill out his schedule this spring when Jcr- scyville didn't seem particularly interested in further diamond competition with Ihe Birds after a couple of savage lickings last year. Shipman was picked up and no one particularly thought the Pirates would be an overly dangerous foe for Alton. But with Pirate Pitcher Bill Lowis pitching brilliant ball, the little school from Macoupin county had the Redbirds stopped cold—quite in tune with the weal her which prevailed - and even moved into a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning. Backed lo Ibe wall, Goliath finally shook loose as stocky Dave Musgrave opened Alton's last at- bals with a solid double to right center. Bob Hewitt grounded out, with Musgrave moving In third. Musgravo tallied the typing run TOM MARQUIS when one of Lowis' outside pitches got away from Catcher Bernie Spurgeon to roll to the screen. Tom Marquis,* Lowis' mound op- ppnent, then drew a walk. J i m Eisenreich, blanked in three previous trips to the plate, came to bat. The steal sign was put on for Ihe swift Marquis lo set up a better scoring possiblity. • As Tom was digging for second, Eisenreich smashed a drive to center which Shipman's Ray Kahl failed to block with his body. The ball rolled through and with Marquis rounding second while the ball was si ill rolling, Shipman had no chance to keep Tom from coming all the way in with the winning run. It was unfortuante that Kahl should have been the goat on the play for he had turned in a standout job for the Pirates. In four at bats, Ray had a triple and two singles that drove in one run. The big break of the game for Alton came in the sixth when with one out, Bill Barnctt tripled but failed to touch second and so %vas retired. Kahl followed with his triple with no one on, therefore, and as a result, Shipman missed its chance to win. Alton m Shlpmtn (•!> Player AB R H Player AB R H Musgrave.lf 4 1 ILahey.rf 1 0 0 Hewitt,In 3 0 2Talley,rf 300 Marquis.p 3 1 lB.Barnett,2b 4 0 I 4 0 403 Efdson.31) .1 o 1 W.Barnett,3b 300 2 J 0 Lewis.p 400 Rosack,2b .1 0 300 Graves.c 3 o 2 1 0 Paul.rf 2 0 OSpurseon.c 3 I 1 1 0 0 Burns 200 Sanders,rf 0 o 0 il,1t?i s ••• 28 3 8 Total * •••29~2~5 INNING: 12.14567B RHE Shipman 0010000 1—2 5 4 Alton 0100000 2—3 6 0 Size of Stadiums Prevents Shifting Of More Teams Or anile City Nelters Down Wood River WOOD RIVKR Granite City's tennis Happy Warriors edged the Wood Riven netiers, 3-'J, in a match hero Thursday afternoon. Granite took two singles matches as Hob Kdmunils defeated Mar- sball IliiKgins, li-ll, 6-4. and Don MrGo\prii defeated Joel Schwalbe, li-0, 6-1, wbile Roger Wilbur sal- \aued une \MII tor Ibo Oilers bj down inn .Hin West, li-0, 6-1. In doubles, Jerry Hurnham anri Phillip Voorhees of Wood River defeated Jerry Gruen and Phillip Caniaban. 6-2, S-(i, but Warriors Ronald King and Phillip Theis de- leiilcd Oilers Mike Mitchell and David Mourning, 6-4, 6-1. Hy The AsKoclutnd Preu Pitching - Billy Pierce, White Sox, tossed a one-hitter as Chicago defeated the St. Lxniis Browns, 1-Q. Batting -- Connie Ryan, Phillies, equalled major league one-game record by collecting six straight hits as I'ltisluirgh defeated Philadelphia, 14-12. ' JIMMIE B The Boat of the Year ONLY $££75 12-FT. QO DIUVMID READY TO 00 CLARK'S IAST IROADWAY PHONE 3 6955 Bj FIIANK ECK NEW YORK, fl'-By now major iiKue baseball men— and those socking liij; leauuo bull know how a franchise shil'l should be made. it took Lou Perini. one of the most unusual men in the game, to show them how to do it. The first and most important item necessary is a ball park that can hold major league crowds. There is none In the country, save the ones now in use by the big leagues. "That's Ihe number one problem in baseball when it comes to talk about moving a franchise," says Commissioner Ford Frick. "The people in Milwaukee kriew what they were doing when tbey built a ball park that could hold major league crowds. nn Rig Turk "When it comes lo switching franchises you've got to have someone who really believes in baseball and Is willing to gamble by building a big park." Friek says he did not oppose Perini when he moved the Braves from Boston to Milwaukee. "All I opposed was the timing," says Frick. He did, however, oppose Bill Veeck's plan to move the St Louis Browns to Baltimore. The American League, when it learned that Veeek had outstanding debts, including $90,000 owed to the Brooklyn Dodgers for rookie Shortstop Bill Hunter voted down the shift of the Browns. Perini, the millionaire Boston contractor whose father started with a wheelbarrow and a bag of cement, had planned to move his Braves to Milwaukee in 1954 but Veeck forced his hand. Shortly before the National League met in St. Petersburg. Veeck phoned Perini and asked if City, Teenage Leagues Have Some Openings The City and Teen Age Leagues of the Alton Recreation Depart- By Trip, AMortatert Prp»» Bobby Young, who plays second base for the St. Louis Browns, specializes in ruining no hit games. Billy Pierce was baffling the Browns Thursday in the Chicago White Sox home opener at Comiskey Park. After six hitless Innings Dick Kokos walked to start the St. Louis seventh but he was cut ddwn trying to steal. Up came Young, a .2'17 left-handed hitter facing a southpaw pitcher. Nothing to worry about here thought the chilled gathering of It..'55-1. Then Young spanked a solid double into right center field to break the spell. Without the thwarted steal it might have been a run. As it. was the White Sox scored without a hit in the bottom of the seventh and Pierce finished up with a 1-0 one hitter. He had to be that good because his mates got only (wo singles off Harry Brecheen. the National League veteran who was making his American League debut. Young pulled Ihe same spoiling act last year when he tripled to ruin Hobby Feller's bid for a fourth no hitter. That time Young scored the only run. The Chicago pitchers' battle was a sharp contrast to most of the other games Thursday'. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia combined for 24 runs in two innings as the Pirates edged the Phils, 14-12. The Boston Red Sox clubbed four Philadelphia pitchers for 19 hits in whipping the Athletics, 11-6. Cleveland out- blasted the Detroit Tigers, 11-8. HARVEY HADDIX inning to mar the occasion for the Senators, who finally lost, 6-3. Good pitching did prevail in a night battle between the other Chicago and St. Louis clubs as the Cards whipped the Cubs in St. Louis, 3-0. The night half of the day-night doubleheader in Washington was President Eisenhower tossed out i called off because of cold weather the first ball at Washington and I and rain cancelled National League then watched the New York Yankees score four runs in the first contests in New York between Ihe (iianls and Brooklyn and in Cin- clnnatl where Milwaukee wai scheduled to play. Larry Doby drove In five Clev§> land runs — two on a home run and two more vt^th a single that put the Indians ahead of Detroit to stay in the sixth Inning. Mike Garcia, a 22-game winner for Cleveland last year, lasted only four innings. Washington collected nine hlfj off Johnny Sain but wasted a hatful of opportunities in losing to the Yankees. It's hard to lose a game after you score nine runs in one inning but that's what the Phillies did In Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored a run in the first and the Phils went ahead with two in the fourth. Pitts* burgh came back with seven In the fourth to lead, 8-2. Phlladel. phla responded with nine in tha fifth to go back into the lead only to have Pittsburgh score six mor» in the fifth including a three run homer by Danny O'Connell. Pint-sized Harvey Haddix, on<l of the rookies Cardinal Manager Kddie Slanky is counting on heavily, gave up only four hits to th« Cubs and Finos Slaughter mad? It easy for him by hitting a home run with Stan Musial on base. Chlrnfo (It) C'»rdln*li (S> Player AB R H Player AB R K 4 0 311 Baumholtz,r/ 4 0 OSchocn'st.ab 309 4 0 2Mustal.1f 3 1 1 Sercna,2b 4 0 400 Jackson.Sb 3 0 1 Slaughter.rf 311 Ward.rf 1 0 Uab,lonskl,.1b 300 McCullough.c 3 0 0Johnson.2b 000 HorniHnskl.lf 2 0 300 1 0 OD.RIcc.c 300 Schramka.lf 0 0 0Haddix,p 300 Hacker.p 200 100 Schultz.p 000 Totals ...20 0 4 Totals ...27 3*8 INNING: 1234.1B7RP RHE Chicago Cardinal* ooonoooo o—o 4 o 00000300 •—3 5 0 Oilers Spot GC Lead, Then Win his Milwaukee franchise was for m ent still have one or two sale. (Perini owned the Milwaukee Brewers when they were in the openings for teams interested in play- WOOD RIVER — After spotting the Granite City Happy Warriors a two run lead in the top of the sixth inning, the Wood River Oilers came right back with four tallies of their own to take a 4-2 Southwestern Conference victory here Thursday afternoon. Coach Chick Summers shifted around his lineup after the Oilers turned in eight horrendous errors in an 11-3 loss to Alton Monday and the new combination came through in fine style, with just one bobble afield. Granite got the bases full in the top of the fifth inning with two gone but Oiler Pitcher Boyd Sever fanned Norm Jenkins to end the threat. In the bottom of the frame, Wood> River loaded up the bases with no outs but failed to score. Ron Tillery got a double to open things, then Latham Simms got an infield hit and Gary Schillinger bunted safely to fill the sacks. But Sever popped up and Schroeder hit a sharp bouncer that was' converted into a quick double play, ending the inning. Denny Hunnicutt opened the sixth for Granite with a triple and. ~ ~ J "- *"~ - n c /-»ftk tl 4.U MALI! 1LI1 VJldllltc wiui a. LI tpi^, win* American Association. The team j mg so "oaiJ throughout the sum- j was singled home promptly by now represents Toledo.) | mer. The entrance fee in the City! Bob Portell. After Ronnie Dillard "The franchise is not for sale." i League is $25 and is open to any i Perini told Veeck, "but go ahead; team in the area, regardless of •inH rli-'ifi it if friii 1iL-,-i " and draft it if you like. Under baseball rule any major league team can draft a minor league city. If the price is not agreeable to the parties involved a seven-man arbitration board de- sides on the price. Shift Cost $320,000 When Perini bought the Milwaukee franchise from Oscar Sal ings r in 1948 it cost him $270,000. It included 14 players and use of dilapidated Boivhert Field. Recen'- ly ho paid the American Association $50.000 for permitting the shift. Thus, HIP shift actually cost him only $320.000. It would have cost Veeck more than twice that much. The Braves Ihis spring had only a $63,000 advance ticket sale in Boston, They will do- much bettc-r in Milwaukee, especially when all the seats are in Milwaukee's County Stadium. Eventually it will hold 47,911 fans and will be second in size in Ihe National League only to New York's Polo Grounds. All baseball is watching the Mi!- uaukep situation, especially with Commissioner Frick feeling th;«t baseball "must expand." Sports Brtvls By The Associated Preu MONTREAL — Montreal's Cana- diens won the Stanley Cup, defeating the Boston Bruins, 1-0, in overtime for their fourth victory in five hockey games. Virginia Reach, Va.—Dick Metz, Arkansas City.iKans., golfer established a course record with an jase. This league is a combination of the City and Not-So-Good Leagues of past years. The reason for combining was the fact that there was not enough interest in either league to warrant two leagues. The Teen Age League is open to any group of boys up to the age of 18 as of May 11. A boy could be 19 after May 11, 1953, and still play the complete year. The entrance fee for this league is $20. Both* leagues will start the second week of May, with the City League being played on Tuesday nights and the Teen Age League on Thursday nights. Any person interested in more information about these leagues please ealJ the Alton Playground and Recreation Department or Charlie Rayborn at 2-6469 as soon as possible. eight-under-par 61 to take first round lead in the $12,500 Virginia Beach open. Salt Lake City - Vadal Peterson. of Utah for 26 years, resigned. McKinney, Tex. — Sam (Dolly) Gray, 56, former major league pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Browns, died, Travel Tips for Women Listed fanned, Charlie Johanrligmier drove a curving liner to left which Simms let through and Portell raced in to score. Simms' peg to the plate was cut off by Catcher Dana Mead and relayed to Don Huber to nip Johannigmier at third. Wood River's big upsurge started as Huber singled and stole second. Mead singled Huber to third and stole second, setting the stage for Lyle Dorsey's single that scored both runners, tying the game at 2-2. Tillery walked and Simms drove a long fly which let both runners advance. Schillinger walked to fill the bases and Sever lifted a bloop single behind second bases to score both Dorsey and Tillery. Granite City C3) Player AB R H Wood River (41 Player AB R H 3 0 OSchroeder.rf 201 2 1 IWagner.rf Portell.3b ------ Johan'ier.lf Hogan.c Huck.rf Georgeff,2b Cook.p Wright.p Totals .. INNING: Granite city Wood River 100 3 1 2 Huber,3b 311 3 0 301 3 0 OMead.c 312 3 0 2Dorsey,Ib-p 311 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 OSlmms.lf 3 0 1 1 0 OSchllUnger,2b 201 100 Sbver.p 1 0 0 302 .23 2 6 Totals 411 1234567 RHE 000002 0—2 6 0 000004 •—4 11 1 Babe Zaharias At Crossroads Tex. V — The in- domitnble Babe Didrikson Zaharias conies to Ihe crossroads of a fabulous athletic career today when a surgeon seeks to remove a malignancy that knocked her from golf's money-trail. Her operation was scheduled at 2 p. m. (CSTi with Dr. Robert M. Moore, professor of surgery in the University of Texas medical school performing it. Mrs. Zaharias, who won fame In the Olympic games two decades ago, starred in every other sport she ever tried and became the top women golfer, has been in the hospital for eight days' Although serious, the operation is not considered a dangerous one. Physicians were confident of success of the surgery but would not predict her future in golf. The Olsons Have It EAST LANSING, Mich. #—Weidon Olson, Michigan State's star hockey player during the 1952-5.? season, is a younger brother of Eddie Olson, Cleveland Barons ace who won the 1953 scoring championship of the American Hockey League. MEXICO CITY /P - The Inter national Olympic Committee ses sions open today amid friction ove: selection of Melbourne as the site of the 1956 games. Australia's strict quarantine on the importation of horses looinec as a stumbling block which floulc cost Melbourne the Olympic games. Australia's law prohibits entry of horses unless they have spen six months either in Ireland or Great Britain. There was little likelihood Aus tralia would lift its ban. Australian delegates suggested that equestrian events either (1 be eliminated, or (2) be moved to another country. Avery Brundage, head of the IOC, vetoed the first suggestion saying such events are traditiona basketball coach at the University Hvith the Olympic games. Other delegates frowned on the seconc proposal, Italian delegates proposed Rome as the 1956 Olympic site in event Melbourne is rejected. Want lo Build Your Own Boat? W t H»* TK« OZARKA KIT BOATS • Already Cut For You to Assemble lee the NEW MARK SS MERCURY Outboard Motor. It's MERE! 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