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AtTON EVSWNO TKLSQ*A>H FR1DAT, APRIL 24, *t» Phillies Finish Of f Three Game Sweep Against Brooklyn By the Associated Press B> new the Brooklyn Dodgers fcnow that Steve O'Neill is serious when he claims Ms Phillies can win the National League pennant. The Philadelphia club has won three straight from the Dodgers.. Curt Simmons mowed down the Bums, 74, Tuesday. Karl Drews stopped them. 5-4, Wednesday night. And Robin Roberts applied; the clincher Thursday night, 6-1. The Phils have won four straight 1 and moved Into sole possession of first •place, a half game ahead of the idle St. Louis Cardinals. Pirates Trip Giants In Other National League games Chicago defeated Milwaukee, 6-2, and Pittsburgh edged the New York Giants, 6-5. The New York Yankees whipped the Boston RedJSox, 6-3, and ex-| tended their American League lead to a full game over the St.. Louis, Browns, who weren't scheduled.' The Philadelphia Athletics beat; Washington, 6-4, and the Detroit Tigers snapped a five game losing i atreak by trimming the Chicago j White Sox, 8-4. | Along with the Browns and Cardinals, Cincinnati and Cleveland had the day off. Brooklyn got to Roberts for nine, hits but the only one that paid off was Pee Wee Reese's first inning home run. Stan Lopata homered, singled and drove in three runs for the Phils. Granny Hamner also blasted one into the stands oft Johnny Podres. The Giants outhit Pittsburgh, 12-7, but the big blow in the Pirates' attack was a grand slam home run by outfielder Frank Thomas, the Jlrst of his career. Warren Hacker weathered home runs by Andy Pafko and Ed Mathevvs to post his first victory for tho Cubs. He gave up only two olher nil* nnd drove in a rxm as Chicago «ent into the load in the sixth inning. Mickey Mantle snvrd the day for the Yankees as he hit Ellis Klnd- pf's first pilch into the right field stands at Yankee Stadium with two men on and two out In the last of the ninth Inning. Boston had tied the count In the top of the ninth off Johnny Sain, who won his second straight. Gene Woodling of the Yankees had a perfect day with four singles. Hhantz Finally Wins Bobby Shantz, who turned in.24 for the Athletics a year ago, finally won his first game this season as his teammates came from behind to nip the Senators. Billy Hoeft became the first Detroit pitcher to last nine innings as he turned back the White Sox on five hits. The 20-year-old southpaw got away fast as Russ Sulii van hit a three run homer in the first inning. Harvey Kuenn, the Tigers' rookie shortstop, collected three hits to run his batting streak through nine games. .Vinegar Bend Now Winning With Curves ST. LOUIS ff— Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell, the big southpaw with the St. Louis Cardinals, could be one of the ,top pitchers in Ihe^ National League this season. The 6-3V4 sophomore, who came up last year as a rookie fastball pitcher, has learned to "curve 'em." Mizell, a character of the Dizzy Dean type, had an unusual record in winning 10 and losing eight in 1952. He had the best 'strikeout nv- erage in the league. It was 146 for 190 innings or seven per game. lie also averaged five bases on balls per nine-inning game. Baseball writers who have made the rounds of the Florida training camps have paid little attention to him this spring, probably because eight of his 10 victories were against second division clubs. However, Manager Eddie Stanky counts Vinegar as one of his regular starting pitchers. "They told me ever since I've been in the league that I couldn't throw any bombs past the hitters like I did in the minor leagues, " Vinegar was saying one day before an exhibition game. "I found that out last season. "Last year I got to curving 'em. They told me 1 had to do it and I did it. "Once the batters time your fast ball you better watch out. The change of speeds is important. The "change-up" is one of the most important pitches in baseball. "Harry Brecheen (now with the St. Louis Browns) used to work with me on different things. His help is paying off." Bill Hunter May Pay Off For Brownies ST. LOUIS tP— Young Bill Hunter, the St. Louis Browns' $150,000 investment, looks lik« he's going to pay off at shortstop. You can't say a 24-year-old rookie is established after only seven major league games, but he is the type of player manager Marty Marion likes to have around. Says Marion: "He's everything they said he was as a fielder. He covers a lot of ground and he's a player that wants to win." Thus far it's been "good field, no hit" for Hunter. In 21 a't bats, the right bander has been able to hit only four times. That .190 average is something the Browns are working on every day. Hunter himself is confident his hitting will come around. "I'm not striking out much. I'm just popping the bail up in the air. I ought to get up to .250 or so." Hunter was the big rookie prospect at short in the Texas League tost season, setting fielding records while hitting .284 for Fort Worth, WILMER MIZELL Marquette Is Winner Over Jerkeyans, 7-6 Marquette's Explorers talliec three runs in the sixth to edge pas the Jerseyville Panther, 7-6, here Tuesday in the Alton Catholics only non-conference game of the season. Jack Kelly a.nd Tom Jim walked to get the big sixth inning rally underway and advanced to thirc on second on an error. Don Furgason singled in both runners anr came home in turn on a single b> Leeson. Marquette picked up single run in the first, second, fourth anc fifth innings, but trailed by a 5- count as the sixth frame started Jerseyville climbed off to an early lead with a single tally in the lirs before sending home three runs it the second and another in the fifth. The Panthers added another nu in their final turn at bat in tho seventh but were checked in time for Marquette to carry off its third win of the season against a loss to Belleville Cathedral. Furgason and Wisnasky had two hits apiece to lead the Explorers' seven hit attack while Charlie Alderman had two of Jersey's seven safeties, Mtrqaillt <1> Player AB R H Kilgo Crowton.M Kelly .c Jun, It-p Fur«aion,3b Funk.cf r«> Pli.ver AB R H 5 0 ODarr.3b 3 0 0 3 0 iv»n»u»doii,;ib .) 2 i 3 3 lAldernmn.c 422 3 I OWhyle.t'l-p 3 Gn»»meir, o • cl 3 1 4 0 t 100, McPher*on,lb 1 0 OAfleti.lf Gibbons,rl 2 0 Ot.oellke.il Hayes,u 0 0 OCrawlurd.lb iVitnssky.lf - - - - Burnuleln.cf Lceion.lb Hoffman ,r{ ? 3Qrether.9» 0 Riiter ,2b 3 0 IBurnett.cf 1 0 OFMUa.rf 3 o o 3 0 1 200 3 1 1 3 1 > 1 0 0 I 0 U 300 Pilthii My Ttui High! f>r**s Tot«l« 86 7 7 Tot«U 28 8 7 INNING: )|34SSTBHK 0113 fr-»T 1 0 173, Akron, 9. *f ,— ..._^.-^ ,.—, fall River. Mass—Ben Maioud. Detroit — Chuck Speiser, J74>j. 138, French Morocco, outpointed -'•"«* stuped Frank Favaro, | Bobby fngUsh, 134, Fali River, 10. WitttU STATf it liOAOWAY HIGH SCHOOL TRY — Belleville's Howeiman strains mightily to edge Eddie Grezinger of East St. Loins for the senior 880 relay win in the Southwestern Relays. East Side won the championship, however, for the sixth stra:ghr time.—Photo by Don Hayes. Roxana Grabs Invitational Title by Tremendous Edge East St. Louis Captures Southwest Relays Again WOOD RIVER-As !f ffte usutl custom, the £att St. loot* Flytrs fro off with th% SouthwtitCTti Cton» ference Relays at Memorial field here Thursday night, despite a driving rein and ttt that iti MX fellow loop members. the win wai the sixth If § «w for the Flyers and 17th championship since 1930. Only a win by Belleville in 194? and a tie with the same Maroons in 1944 marks an otherwise perfect string of East Side victories since (he Flyers started winning titles back in '36. East St. Louis won only the sprint medley in the nine running events but had enough seconds, third and fourths to go with their strong showing in the field events to win easily. The Flyers took 85'i points while Belleville in second place was far back with 49. Wood River was third with 45% and Granite City fourth with 39^. Trailing the pack were Alton with 21, Edwardsville with 12 and Collinsville with 9Va. Top individual stars for the meet were Paul Browning of East Side with wins in the discus and shot, Charlie Yarnell of Wood River with a win in the high hurdles and a tie for first with Jack Perrtn and Bill Williams in the pole vault, and Oiler Johnny friend who tied with Russell in the high Jump and place second in the hurtttts, Sherry MeatOh of Alton placed second in the broad jump behind East Side's Eddie Grezlnger and Vice Belanger of Alton was third in the shot put. High hurdles — Yarnell (W), Friend (W), Isaacs (Q), Hortfert (ESL), :15.8. Distance medley—Granite City (Dillard, Bilello, Dutchik, Ruppel), Edwardsville, Alton, East St. Louis, 8:15.1. 440 yard relay—Belleville (McLean. Ballard, Berger, Howel* man), East St. Louis, Granite City, Collinsville, :45.7. Mile relay—Granite City (Gaddo, Dutchik, Rauschkolb, Helmkamp), Belleville, Alton, East St, Louis, '3:40.5. Senior 880 yard relay—Belleville (Ballard, McLean, Brechnlt,., Howeimanl, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Collinsville, 1:35.4. Junior 880 yard relay—Belleville (3otm, Vogt, Slaton, Wagner), At. ten, East St. Louis, Wood River, 1:39.2. Two mile relay-Wood River (Season, Stshwalbe, fir own, Greene), east St, Lotus, Belleville, Alton, 8:53,3, Shuttle hurdles—Wood River (Friend, Enloe, ttensley, Yarnefl) East St, Louis, Granite City, Atton, :59.8. \ Sprint medley—East St. Louis (Cress, Phelps, Grezlnger, Williams), Belleville, Granite City, Collinsville, 3:54. Discus—Browning (ESL), Dupy (W), Rigney (ESL), Muldrow (ESL), 137', Shot put—Browning (ESL), Wo- buchar (C), Belanger (A), Bowen (ESL), 50'4", Broad Jump—Grezinger (ESL), Heaton (A), Smlddy (ED), Webster (B), 19'1«4". 'High juftp-Russell (W) and Friend (W) tied for first; Kircher (G) and Schmidt (B) tied for third, 5'8". Pole vault—Perrin (W) Yarnell (W) and Williams (ESL) tied for first; Hicks (C and Nebeisick (B) tied for fourth, IT. TX* By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE ROXANA — Moving in earnest, the Roxana Shells added their own invitational title to their county track championship with a top heavy win here Thursday night. The Shells rolled up 102 points to the 54'/ a scored by second place Madison. Other finishers and their totals were CahoKia, 41; Troy, 32; Civic Memorial (Bethalto), 14; and Highland, 11. Invitations were extended to Lebanon, Livingston, Venice and Greenville but since the meet was re-scheduled after' being frozen out last Friday, those four teams were not able to attend. Records for the Roxana Invitational fell in profusion. Art Pahl of Troy smashed the mile run mark set last year by felow Trojan Schlemer of 4:54.4 with a new record of 4:37.1. Both relay marks were broken by the Shells as well as the pole vault and low hurdle records. Madison had a hand In new marks, loo, as Gerro Griggs won in the high jump and Holmes in the 880 yard run. Gus Herderhorst of Cahokia set a new mark in the 440 yard dash and beat the previous record holder, Ralph Freeman, in the* process. Top winners were Richard Brown of Roxana in the low and high hurdles and Jimmy Griggs of Madison in the 100 yard dash and broad jump. Other Roxana winners were Pat Slayden in the 220, John Moody in the pole vault, Gordon McConnell in the shot put and Stan Donnahoe in the discus. 100 yard dash — J. Griggs (M), Steffen (R», Wrest (R), Lewis (T), Seymore (T), :10.5. 200 yard dash— Slayden fR), Lewis (T), Henderson CO, Seymore (T), Foster (M), :23.4. 440 'yard sash— Herderhorst (C), R. Freeman (R), Young ^(M>, Groce (C>, tie for fifth Endicott (CM) and Castoff (M), :52.8 new record. 880 yard run — Holmes (M), Wallace (C), Schmittling (R), J. Freeman (R), Strackeljohn (H), 2:03.9 (new record). Mile run — Pahl (T), Woods (R), Maynard (CM), Donahue (C), Vogt (CO), 4:37.1 (new record). High hurdles—R. Brown (R), Harrison (M), Straub (R), Pfieffer (H), Adams (C), :16.3. Low hurdles — R. Brown (R), Adams (C), Harrison (M), Pfieffer (H), Young (C) :21.4 (new record). 880 yard relay — Roxana (Donnahoe, Wrest, Steffen, Slayden), Troy, Madison, Civic Memorial, Highland, 1:36.2 (new record). Mile relay — Roxana (Woods, J. Freeman, Schmittiing, R. Freeman), Cahokia, Troy, Madison, 3:54.4 (new record). Pole vault — Moddy (R), McGarvey (M), Walker (O, tie for fourth Ford (CM), Lawrence (M), B. Brown (R), 10'3"a" (new record). High jump — G. Griggs (M), Harbke (R), tie for third Brinkman (CM) and Lance (M). Hunsche (T), 5'8%" (new record). Broad jump — J. Griggs (M), Hampton <M), Baglin (T), Walker (C), Weiss (R), 1910". £3hot put — McConnell (R), Sap- tiger (H), Burton (C), Endicott (CM), Hood (T), 43'6". Discus — Donnahoe (R), Mc- ConnelKR), Neunaber (CM), Rogers (Ml, Williams (T), 125 W. New York St. Louis Cleveland Chicago Philadelphia Boston Washington Detroit W L Pet. O.B. 7 2 .778 5 2 .714 1 3 2 .600 2 4 3 .571 2 5 4 .556 2 3 5 .375 3'i 2 6 .250 4» a 2 7 .222 5 Friday's Schedule Chicago at St. Louis, 8:30 p. m. Detroit at Cleveland (night) Washington at New York Philadelphia at Boston Thursday's Results New York 6 Boston 3 Detroit 8 Chicago 4 Philadelphia 6 Washington 4 (Only games .scheduled) Saturday's Schedule Chicago at St. Louis, 2:30 p. m. Detroit at Cleveland Washington at New York , Philadelphia at Boston NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. 5 2 .714 4 2 .667 4 .500 2 .500 G.B. Philadelphia St.«Louis Brooklyn Chicago Pittsburgh Milwaukee Cincinnati New York 4 '2 3 4 .429 3 4 .429 2 3 .400 3 5 .375 IVi 2 2 2 FERRIS FAIN -— American League batting champion for the last two years, is now doing his chores for the Chicago White Sox. Fain, a great fielder, has been called the "best all-around first sacker" in the game. The Sox ate pinning their pennant hopes oh his play this year. Supreme Test Awaits Collins BOSTON ^-Boston boxing idol Tommy Collins today awaited the supreme test of his career—a shot at durable Jimmy Cartels lightweight title in their nationally televised 15-round bout tonight. The bout will be telecast by NBC and broadcast by ABC. Keen boxing students who have followed the flashy Bnstonian during his 6-year professional career, agree that his only chance of victory is to knock out Carter inside of six rounds. After that, they fig* SPORTS IN BRIKF By Tha Associated Press Las Vegas, Nev. — Lew Worsham o! Oakmont, Pa., and Karl Stewart Jr. of Dallas shot four- under-par 68' s to tie for the lead in the golf Tournament of Champions. Philadelphia — John (Ox) Da- Grossa, 51, former football coach at Georgetown, Temple and Holy Cross, died. Illinois Opens Big 10 Title Defense Today CHICAGO !P — Coach Lee Eilbracht's Illinois' baseball team will open defense of its Big Ten pennant today as the conference season gets into full swing. The Illinl will start veteran righthander Clive Follmer. a 3-2 pitcher in Big Ten action last season, aga*inst Michigan State's Bob Dangl, four-hit winner over Duke on the Spartans' southern trip this spring. • Michigap State won only one of nine games on a southern tour but routed Wayne last Saturday 15-0. Follmer is one of 14 letter men returning for Illinois. The Illini face Michigan Saturday in a dou- bleheadev at Champaign, l\\. With veterans at every position, the Wolverines are among Big Ten favoritei with a 4*4 record. Wisconsin today is host to Indiana. The Badgers, third last season, won 10 straight games before losing to Notre Dame this week. They have a seasoned, squad and Friday's Schedule Cincinnati at Milwaukee, S^p.m. St. Louis at Chicago 1:30 p. m. New York at Brooklyn (night) Pittsburgh at P h i 1 a d e 1 p h i a (night) Thursday's Results Chicago 6 Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 6 New York 5 Philadelphia 6 Brooklyn 1 (Only games scheduled) Saturday's Schedule New York at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:30 p. m. St. Louis at Chicago, 1:30 p. m. a sound pitching staff headed by Ron Unke and Allan Suter. In Saturday's twin bill, Wisconsin is host to Purdue. Sid Drake Says— Only $3.33 Per Pay Will Buy a Set o/ 4 SEIBERUNG TIRES • 6 Mwthi to Pay • Uu Your Prmnt Tim fir i Tndi-in! Buy NOW and l/st Our Credit Plant SID DRAKE TIRES. Ino. 1311 C. 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The 100 yard dash field had Willie Williams of Illinois, the Big Ten indoor champ who has done :09.4, a tenth of a second under the Drake record. JoCt McNulty of Illinois is back to defend his 120 yard high hurdles championship and it would be a big surprise if he didn't win again, possibly under the Drake record of :41.1. McNulty did :14 flat in a dual meet with California last Saturday. Jim Philbee of Bradley did :14.2 for a close second to McNulty in the Southern Relays. Drake's Saturday program, which will be televised nationally (CBS), has 20 final events, and one of the features is another clash between Kansas and Georgetown in the university distance medley. Michigan State is rated right along with Kansas and Georgetown in the event. By The Associated Press Batting—Frank Thomas, Pittsburgh Pirates, hit his first major league grand slam home run as tiie Pirates defeated the New York Giants, 6-5. 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