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Wednesday, July 4. 1956 Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Meet West's Yankees In Plibyoff-• Baytmmt £nti Page ?—' LL Giants Capture East Crown Hey, Where'ya Been, Luke? PERHAPS they're yet livin' that 100-0 football lickin' . . . anyway a letter wound up. on our desk from Port Arthur addressed: "Sports Writer, Baytown Weekly Newspaper." Fun-loving 1 but sharp business operator, Tommy Rochelle, the old Gander' and Sam Houston high-jumper, dropped an interesting yaller back book on us Tuesday. From kivver to you-know-what it's jam-packed with baseball larnin' the' likes of which doesn't come along often. It's the new 1958 Illustrated Mutual Baseball Yearbook, advertised nationally by Art Gleason and his aides on Mutual's "Game of the Day" radio broadcasts. We know where your heart is, Tom, but thanks for the book. Now we're just a little bit better "expert" for the use of it. Harold Mullen, Sun Area Editor, asked us which team would win the tight National League race. We told him Brooklyn, but in all fairness felt compelled to add it was this department choosing the Southern Methodist Mustangs to win the 1955 Southwest Conference football championship. Mickey Pillow, Bay town's jack-of-all-trades pro base- bailer with the Wichita Falls Spudders, currently is hitting .297. The willowy first-baseman, outfielder-infielder has cracked 76 hits in 256 trips, has scored 47 runs, driven in 37 more and has poled four home-runs. Did you know Baytown Junior High's Kingston Adams "taught John Crow all he knows abdut football." Likeable Adams, former BJH basketball mentor, was the great Aggie halfback's first football coach, tutoring the 200-pound breakaway bull at Spring Hill, La., junior high. Ho Hum, Bud Loses Two Men PITY ol' Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma . . . once again the shrewd Okie mentor must suffer through a stick- candy schedule with a graduation-weakened team. Bud lost two whole starters off his first 22 men that racked brilliant Maryland, 21-7, in the Orange Bowl, you know. Don't believe all you hear about Notre Dame's Terry Brennan being an eloquent speaker. Several making the Florida State coaching clinic, where Brennan, Wilkinson and Michigan State's Duffy Daugh- crty spoke, were disappointed. "That Brennan, you can have him as a speaker," toned one. As Dizzy Dean would say, "He ain't no Frank Leahy, then!" SMU's McAdoo Keaton says he won't be satisfied until he gets Baytuwn's Jerry Capps into Mustang track regalia. "That state meet doesn't faze me," he revealed at the NCAA track championships. "I knew he was the state's best 440-yard dash man when he took second at the Border Olympics. Right then he sewed up a scholarship at. SMU if he wants it." Capps was the state's supreme one-lapper, with Texas' finest time, 49.2, going into the state meet. But as it happened to Babe Ruth every now and then, the big championship carnival found the slender Gander in a deep slump. He failed to place in the top six. The University of Texas also is interested in Capps. In fact Longhorn mentor, Clyde Littlefield, has made his pitch to acquire Jerry's talents. At last pulse count, however, it seemed SMU had the inside go. When David looked at that giant with naught but a sling-shot, he wasn't any more on the spot than Baylor will be, facing California at Berkeley come September. If you'll recall, it was Baylor's great 1953 backfield, Quarterback Cotton Davidson. Left-half L.- G. Dupree, Right-half Jerry Goody and Fullback Allen Jones, which gained its famed nickname, "Fearless Foursome," with an awesome 25-0 upset of Cal on the same spot. The sports writers had almost unanimously chosen Cal among the top three collegiate powers before the '53 season opened. A California coach, bumping his open palm with a fist, as he nervously awaited the NCAA track curtain- raiser at Edwards Stadium, was reminiscing. "That was the fastest college backfield I've ever seen. I hope we see the front of their jersies this trip." tty JOHX CIIAXDLER Sum Boiich's Folton Giants came, through with the all important Hast Ix-ajfiie victory in . Tuesday's Little Lungue play to defeat (he Karthiuan Timers of 1. JL. Smith. 4-3, to win the East crown and jfii'ii & place in the Kiist-West playoff. Tlie Giants will now meet the Bayshorc Jrotors Yankees, AVcst League champions, in a three game .series Monday, Tuesday and Thurs- SURPRISE OF '56 clay of next week. Johnny RaiUon's DHtman Dodg-, erg brought in their second win ofi the season by-hitting Ike Win-; ningham's Paine Bros. Cardinalsi for a 6-4 win. The Giants trailed 8-0 KoiiiR into the fourth inning, and then four runs crossed tin* phite on four hits and two errors. In,the last inning of the game, the Tigers' first two men wont ' down on a strikeout and a fly to • By Alan Maver center, and the nest three got on base on a hit, error, and another single. With the tieing 1 run on third anil the tie breaker on tioennci, the 7iext man up popped up to shortstop Stininiy Masters to give the Giants the litlV. Travis Smith came in for the (iiiuils in (lie bust two-thirds of the first inning; to pitch four hit liall for tin; win. Jimmy Sheppard knocked over the Cards bv throwing three hit ball. Ronnie Walles got the Gird loss, tlie Tiger drop wn« huuded to starter Jack Andrews. Hobby Holmes and catcher Cotton Ejiporson ouch picked up two hits f«r the Dodders, anil Danny Fletcher added u double. Jeri-y Fi-anklin and Johnny Savage finished up the seven hits with singles. wy Bob Cryer, Jerry Komplay, and Dee Pidrlkson wea-e the only Girds ublu to get to Sho-ppard for hits. Kiehmd Cnnvley and IJojjcr Adiinis hlnsted out doubles for the 'JL'iRors. with relief pitcher Oailiuid Smith, Ke/ly Rushing, and .Jin- Jackson polled siuiflcs. John May mid Evinritt Xix list doubles off Andrews, with Ts'ix got- tinsj a single as well. Ellis Smith got twa/for two dur- ing the game, and Travis Smith, and Sammy Masters got singles. H II E Dodgers (2u-t 000) 6 " •; Cardinals (020002) -i 3 i Sheppard and Epperson; Wailes, Kemplay and Ketnpiay, Bird. li 11 K Timers a 1 10 000) ,'', 5 •( GtnnUs ,. <000 tMui 4 7 ~ Andrews. G. Smith and Vincent; Nix, T. Smith and U'aHtcr, MORE OWM WITH VAUfJTEP $LU6G/,\'G Braves Win 4-3 In 10th Braves Counting On Burdette As 'Stopper' By SIILTON K1CHMAX United Press Sports Writer Any team witli pcnnanl designs must have :i "stopper," and the Milwaukee Braves, back in first place again today, believe they have come up with one in Lew Burdette. Burdcttu pitcned the Braves back on top when he beat the hard-hitting Cincinnati Redlegs, 7-0, Tuesday. It marked the second time the Redlcjcs were shut out this season and both were at tln> hands of the Braves. Burdette. who has been taking up much of the slack brought on by Gene Conlcy's early-s ease n arm trouble, coasted to his eiphth victory behind a 14-hit attack that LIL 1 LEAGUER cell Given Nod Tonight Meets Harper in Televised Bout OAKLAND, Cnlif. il.'I') — Joe Miccli, who explodes like a fire- crr.ckcr or whistles out like a dud once he is in the ring, will try to knock Maurice Harper back into oblivion tonight when the pair meet in a JO-rounil welterweight bout :it the Oakland Auditorium. Karpor goes into the nationally televised contest (10 p.m. EOT) witlt only one fight under his belt Real Ks!at( Insurance Loans Phone S088 own, TcK.l* !201 Market St. Dividend Savings since last August lAit has been made nn S-n favorite to beat the erratic Xcw Yorker who has lost two out of three bouts this year. The fight is a crucial one. for Hfirper and Manager Sid Flaherty, 7iow casting about for a new "name" in his stable to take over for the fading Carl (Bobo) Olson, tlie. dethroned middleweight king. And Flaherty already is making tiUc talk for Harper, a counterpunching boxer, from Oakland, Calif. "1 wish \vo could have had a warm-up bout before Miceli but there is no doubt in my mind that Harper is the best 1.47-potindor going today," Flaherty said. "If he beats Miceli he is supposed to be in line for an overweight bout with Johnny Saxton. Then they might meet again for the title if Harper does as well as I know ho can." included a homer, double and sin- j gle by Johnnyj Logan. i In knocking ) the Redlegs out of| the lead, the Braves kayocd Joe s Nuxhall with <x three-i'un burst in f the fiftli and went on to win hand-If ily ;is Burdotte' walked only one man and never ' %vas in a. serious jam. i The Cubs took advantage of five ) Cardinal errors to score a 7-4 victory and move into sixth place. Two of the St. Louis errors came in the second inning when Cliicajro scored four runs. First, second baseman Don Blasingflme dropped the ball on an attempted double play and pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizoll threw wildly 'into right field attempting to throw otr.t a runner at first base. Don HoaJi's two-run triple was the biff blow ot the frame. Jim Davis notched the victory although requiring-relief i from Turk I .own in the eighth- It was the Cards' fourth straight setback. A two-run homer In' pinch hitler Bob Skinner in 'he ninth inning Rave Pittsburgh n fi-5 rtoeision over Philadelphia after Robin Koljorl;; pitched two shutout innings to preserve a 7-1' victor,- for/the P/hils in a contest that was •stisperadPd , last May 33. Skinne'iVs homer camo, off .lack Meyer ajnd earned second baseman Johnny O'Brien his .first, pitching victory in tlie ni,i(jc.r. c . O'Brien entered tho game in. the seventh inning and held the Phillies hitloss over thn final -'• 1-3 inninirs. Champ Cubs Are Upset In Thriller The Kiwanis Uriives and the first, half champion Lions C-uhs staged a Id-inning thriller :it Oiler .I'arli Tuesday lujjlit in . junior league pla'.v. An ( ' it all ended in n 4 to 3 upset victory for the Braves. The teams through the regulation garni; in u deadlock, hut in the ,10th the Braves hrnke the sn,-l). \\'ith one out Jimmy Steed, who rot four hiis in all, through with u double. Pitclicr Jimmy Epperson, who hurli'd u thi'ee-hii.i'r, thru came through with another double t.o win his own ^.'tine. <ieor«;'e J.aird and .John Kul- lie.rson were tjn; |»>r4 luviter* for thi! Cubs. Kavh of llieiii t;ot u pair of hits, and I.aird pii.rhi'd well enough to win an average, ganie. But it. was loo much Stood and Epperson, anil that, made il the Braves' niRht to howl. Jn the senior league finale. Ijiicas Vegas atrugglcj to a In to (i victory for the Culpepper Indians over tile Scarburonyh lied Sox. Vegas was buclied l>y a 10- hit. pared by .Steve Mc- U'illiam.s and Carl MeAft'o. The Sox tried three jiiwheis in a vai-i! effort, to hit It, the Indians. A three-run seventh made it a. hall Bailie, hut, the fire was put out with four runs still needed. .Inmes 1'riclijwd uot two of Ihe Ked SON'S live. hits. The Scores; Cubs OfiO :',00 fiOO 0—3 Braves 002 000 '100 1--4 Laird and Wolfe; Epperson and Teenier. Ked Sox 020 010 3-0 Indians 003 052 x-— Ki Kuareii, Davis fa). Prichard (0). and Odom; Vegas a.nd Harrison. CHEERFUL DAN SENDS HIS REGARDS "(jive tin- boys nil my regards." »:Ud u cheerful Dun Stullwortli over lonj;-distance \Vedncs- day. iStill in pain :uid not certain whon he will ho releuseil from Temple's Scott and \VhiUi Hos- pitnl \vherc he underwent spinal surgery a wcttlc ago Wednesday, the Guilder mentor never- Dixon And Capps ,. * tlieless miked about getting bark home. "I'm .still awfully SHIT mid not able (<i.g.el up ami wall,- yet . . . out of <»y cart, that, is," iie chuclvlcd. It will probably lie another week before Stall- worlh is allowed !<> leavi* the hospiUil. Stitches will be removed Saturday. SMU Signs Lee Net, Track Stars I'.y TOM MnillAY Sun Sports Editor S.Ml', pushed away from Tlny- iinvu's talent through a couple yea,rs, eauie flopping out Wednesday ivith two of Kobert Ji. I^I^'K finest iHfiti products, 3JU1 J»\oii, three time state tennis fiiui'ist. luitl lienioaa) iiuui'ter- mile record-better, Jerry Oapp«. (Japiw lias ah'i.-a.jy tiigned with the Mustang's, inking both a con- t:-nrt. binding the school, and a .SVYT' letter-of-int<rnl binding him t.o SMI". ]>ixon will .sign later. McAd»o Keaton waa triumphiint on signinK tlie slender C'app;:, whom lie railed, "The best quarter- milcr in the stole." J'Jixon, woughl by the Univcr- Standings.. . Ify L'NJTJ'JU J'KlvSS Aoiericau League sity of TexHfi. Texn.s A and M and Baylor iu Uve Southwest Oouter- encc will once iiKUln play for Leo Labordc. The former (Junder net mentor was recently named head tennis couch at Southern •Methodist. .Dixon had also been Bought, by Liuniur Tech, JiUist. Texas, JM«/'th Texas i v .n<l Trinity. •> C'api)S had overturi.'ii 1 from the University uf Texas, Baylor, .North Texas, .Kast Texaa und AlcNeew.'. Dixnn \vili inivjor in PiiVMlcal Education with liope of becoming a tennis coach in tlie future. C'apps is seeking a career In medicine. In 1!IM, us u junior high student, DLMIII was rated the state's Nn. " Ifi-aml-undcr singles player, behind JJaytowji's Hilly \V11- 'J'bi: name year he and Williams W. •17 4!, •Ul I'ct. r.B 25 Cougar Bid KN().\VIIJ,K, TeJiii. — Cl' — Tin- J'niversity of Houston will apply for admission to Uui Soullieaslern I'milerenri' at a lileeliiiK at I'oiiii l.'lear, Alii., next December, head furitlmll Cnaeh tiill .Mi-i-li disebised today duriiiK a visit to Knnxvitle. New York Cliicwjjo Clevylmid -HI 29 ..'iSU li'/i, .Huston .'1C 33 .. r iX2 9Vj J'Jaltimore M 3» Ml l-M-a Detroit 3(1 39 .48.S 'iRVi Washington 30 4C .H9"i 39 Kansas City 26 4!i .368 20^ Tuesday's Kesults Now York •! Baltimore & (J2 inn.) Washington 0 Boston f> (11 inn.) Cleveland !.l Kansas City 3 Chicago C Detroit 0 Thursday's (james Cleveland fit Di-trolt New York at Hoslon (Ojily g-ames scheduled.) National League >V. J,. J'et. <i!5 38 27 ,.Wj ... •10 2!) r, in Id':. Sisler In Baseball To Stay Doesn't Mind Comparison Handicap SAN FRANCISCO. —UP— Dick Sisler, nearlng the end of a journeyman baseball career, would start all over as a rookie even if be knew the handicap of being compared with his father always was to ride his broad shoulders. "fietting compared with my dad bothered me for the first couple of seasons but I got used to it." Sisler said while donning his San Diego Padres uniform. "Like all ballplayers I've had my tips and clowns hut made a lot of friends. Sure— I'd start all over and not try other work." George Sisler, whose plaque is In baseball's hall of fame, had a lifetime batting average of .3-10 and during his 13 great years as first baseman with the .St. Louis llrowns cracked .120 and ' .407 in separate seasons. Vothing like that happened to son Kicliard, also u first baM-tunn. The .MO circle usually remained a safe number of points beyond lii«: li;t( during the eight years he, played in the N'ationiil league. "I might have finislvd ovrr .".00 several .limes if til" season had ended on Sept. .10," Sisler ven- tured with a wry grin as lie juggled a baseball beside lii.s Jockcr. "I was above that several times but usually ran out of hits after Sept. 30. Don't ask me what happened." Despite that mythical deadline, his greatest hour in tha majors; came on Oct. 1, 10SO. •when he belted a throe-run bonier in the lOtli inning to cinch the pennunt for the fading Phillips and cut off fast-closing Brooklyn, "I guess that wound up nvy best. season in the majors," Sisler declared. "The hit came oil Dun Kewcombe." He laughed off n .siiggvstioii that thu "whiz kids" di that full choked up while losing tin.' VViii-id .Si-ni s to the Yankee's iii four ;-;ti.d;-iil. "I think Wt- iln>p|K>i| tJln.r games by One nui and no club can choke and i!o th:jl." Sisler explained. "We were jusl all shot from the regular season." Sislcr, whose handsome features make, him look like the iiirnl lioro for a boy's l>:iM'|i;iII story, now is in his third >cHsnn a( Kan Oiegf» nnd may step mi! after thi^ ,vei>r. HOYLAKK, Kng. (U J l — Only four Anii'i'icnn.s (,ut of an original .1(1 ; : .i::ri':rs wen; .Miming th, 1 !>C qualifiers wh<i lord oil today in the first round of ill..: British O|»:ii gull championship. Defending c h :> in p i o n IVtrr Thiiinson of Aiistralia. a/id young llnry J"-l:iycr of Sciuth Alni'a tied lor mrdalist honors by turning in 1 111 .:iggi-ei;:iti-:i Tu<-:;d,.iy while burly Mike S<iiich:)k, tin- I'unrU'f f)\d«?. football slur who now play. 1 ; out of flrossinyer. N.V., l<'d the ' • 'v contingi-nl v/ith '1-1(1 alti/r shi'iotiiig a Dircje-undiT pur 3fi-'!I! -W-Tile inlii-r tbi'-!> Ami.-) iran:; to qualify — veteran dene Sai.j/.cn of Harrison. .N'.V.. Krunk Strana- ban of Toledo. Ohio, and Peter i.'urki; i;l Cold Spring HarlK.r, N.Y. — bai-cly jyit in under tlie wire with agnrcgatrs of 1VJ. Cincinnati llrooklyn St. l/iuis T'itKliurgh ChicHgo New York Tuesday's- Results "Philadelphia T Pittsburgh 2 I'ilt.sburgh fi I'hll.'Hlelphia 0 Alilw.'juh'M! 7 (.'in'-innati 0 Chicago 7 St. Ix>uis •! * Completion of suspendo'l gai of May 13. (Only games scheduled.1 Thursday's (iami"; Brooklyn at New York (night Chicago at Milwaukee (night) (Onlv games sch"duled./ Seixas And Richardson Have Tough Row To Koe WIMBLEDON, Kngland (UP) — Like tradiUonal Fourth of July fireworks which naturally fire un- hwird of in tlji.s uountr/. Anu-ri cans Vic .Seixas and Hani Richardson might, sparkle briefly in the bomi-l'iiwls today tl'.en lir/.lc righ! out. of Ihe VViinblfdon men's tennis championships. They woiv arrayed against the two gre:itf.'.st, Auslnilian players and if l)otli Americans sbouid win it v.'onld ho a major surprise. YOU'«i AlWAYS WtlCOMt AT YOUR OlDSMOMlE Of AUK'S! TOM CONDER OLDSMOIILE, 512 W. Texas AY« rno.\K Don't Sweat Over Your Dirty Car! You Need A MINUTE CAR WASH KERBYS KWICK KAR WASH !KW K. •Tnrnc* (Ku-y. KB) IMi. 51(2 ? 56 ROOM AiE CONDITIONER a NEW... • ONLY • IS V4" THIN! • EUM1HATES WIHOOW HAHGOYER! • EASY TO INSTIL ANYWHERE! Plus Installation and Service LK2E 324 W. Texas Phone 2967 wer.: top-sneded In Texas double?:, with nn national rankijifj. VVillitttus i.'i a sophomore at .tin; University of Texas. A« (i junior hijjh student, Dixon udviuiced to Ihe finals of tlie ClySK A state ili^'ii school siiiKie-s, .setting- a fnuitratin;;- pattern which haunt- ctf iiim ni hi;;h school. Twiee move lie pluycd his v:ay to .stale AA finals or.'.y to drop tin 1 championship. Jn 1 ! J55 it was \n Austin's terrific. Kicliard KcnlDn. '1'hi.H past HpriiiK KOdie Sledge slopped the .smooth dander. Capps was Texas' fastest (|Uar- tnr-miler (40in^ into Uli> slattj meet. In the region meet ho whirled around the -110-ynrds in •lil.'i to bant; up a new record. I'riur to Hi'- state .meet he had won five consecutive major meet ilUdfUM'.s, including the Texiw Kc- luy.N, ntid iinchori'd Hie t'laiulors tu another Ki;j;ion r«curil, 3:20.1! Florsheim tor men all discontinued sfy/es— regularly *18.95 to *23.95 Now more ihan ever, it will pity you to sec our selection uf famoui-fjiiuJity Rorshciin Shoe:* — all disconcinuiid aiylts priced for tjuick clca ra n t.e — I »c r t c : ••' : i> FREEMAN DISCONTINUED STYLES Regular 13.95 Now 10.9S Regular 12.75 ,„,,.,,,,Now 9.95 Regular 11.95 .- ,.,.Now 8,95 OpRn 9 - 5:30 Diai

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