FAOtltt BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWS MOKDAY, JUKI H, 1W4 Bonus Rule Saves Durocher Money * * * ¥ ** * * * Could Go Broke with Giants By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer Warren Giles' embargo on the $100 home run bonus came just in time to save Leo Durocher a lot of money. Yesterday two Giant pinch hitters, Bobby Hofman and Dusty Rhodes, tied a record by hitting pinch homers in the same inning of New York's 7-6 victory over St. Louis. Wes Westrum also hom- ered in the sixth inning and Al Dark hit one earlier. 11 Giles hadn't sounded a warning, Leo probably still would be handing out $100 bills as he did last week to Bill Taylor and Hank Thompson. Lead Cut The Giant homers yesterday routed Vic Easchi and hung a defeat on Cot Deal. But the New Yorkers' lead was sliced to one half game by Brooklyn's double victory. Ihe Dodgers again fell back on relief pitching as they knocked off Chicago twice, 6-4 and 6-3. Clem Labine bailed out the first game and Bob Milliken and Ben Wade held the fort in the second after Billy Loes left. For the first time since Sept. 6, 1953, Pittsburgh actually won a double-header, downing Milwaukee 2-1 in 10 innings when Lew Burdette hit Curt Roberts with a pitched ball with the bases loaded. Gair Allie's three-run homer gave the Pirates the second game, 6-3 over Bob Buhl. Nine in First Cincinnati bumped off Philadelphia twice. 4-3 and 15-6. chasing their old teammate, Herm Wehmeier. The Redlegs scored nine runs in the first inning of*the sec-, ond game. Cleveland hiked its American League lead to four games by beating their old Boston sparmates around the head 3-1 and 9-2 while New York and Chicago were dividing two. Bobby Feller's five- hitter and Art Houtteman's 10- hitter both had home run help from Al Smith. Keegan Wini The Yankees managed 30 hits, including home runs by Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Mickey Mantle and Joe Collins in thumping Chicago 16-6 in the first game. Then Bob Keegan squared matters for the White Sox 7-3, becoming the first American League pitcher to win 10 games this year. The second game was held to eight innings by darkness. Sherm Lollar's two-run homer in the seventh •was the big blow. Baltimore's losing streak stretched to eight straight when Washington's Connie Marrero and Dean Stone pitched the Senators to a double victory, 7-1 and 7-2. A Philadelphia-at-Detroit doubleheader was rained out. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 44 18 .710 Chicago 40 22 .645 4 New York 40 24 .625 5 Detroit 27 32 .458 15 V 2 Washington ... 27 34 .443 16 */ 2 Philadelphia ... 24 36 .400 19 Boston 21 38 .356 21V4 Baltimore 22 41 .349 22& No games scheduled today. Sunday's Results New York 16-3. Chicago 6-7 Cleveland 3-9, Boston 1-2 Washington 7-7, Baltimore 1-2 Philadelphia at Detroit, postponed, rain. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet- GB New York 39' 22 .639 Brooklyn 39 23 .629 3 / 2 Milwaukee 31 28 .525 7 Philadelphia ... 29 29 .500 8^2 St. Louis 30 31 .492 9 Cincinnati 30 31 .429 9 Chicago 23 36 .390 15 Pittsburgh 21 42 .333 19 Today's Schedule St. Louis at New York Only game scheduled) Sunday's Results New York 7, St. Louis 6 Brooklyn 6-6, Chicago 4-3 Pittsburgh 2-6, Milwaukee 1-3 Cincinnati ,4-15, Philadelphia 3-6 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 2-4, Columbus 1-0 Kansas City 10-3, Charleston 7-2 Minneapolis 6-7, Toledo 2-1 St. Paul 5-4, Louisville 4-9 Texas League Beaumont 14-1, Oklahoma City 4-9 San Antonio 6-5, Fort Worth 2-4 Shreveport 6-4. Tulsa 2-2 Houston 3, Dallas 2 Western League Pueblo 7-10, Omaha 2-4 Sioux City 5-6, Colorado Springs 1-2 Denver 6-7. Des Moines 5-10 Wichita 13-9, Lincoln 5-5 SOUTHERN Atlanta Birmingham ... New Orleans Chattanooga Memphis Little Rock Nashville Mobile ASSOCIATION W" L Pet. GB 43 25 .632 — 41 31 .569 4 37 33 .529 35 33 .515 31 36 .463 11 Vi 30 38 .441 13 27 36 .429 13 V 2 30 42 .417 15 Bobcats Lead In Pee Wee League Play The Wolves made six hits good for a 13-6 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Compress Park to complete the second week of play in the "Y" Pee Wee baseball league. After Dickie Wyatt had hurled three innings for the winners, Coach Bill Wyatt experimented with his pitching staff, using Victor Stilwell in the fourth and C. B. Wren in the fifth. Mickey Johnson went all the way for the Bulldogs and worked a very good game, but received poor support from his mates. He fanned 12 Wolves, walked two and hit one batter. The three Wolf pitchers fanned a total of 11 but walked 5, while giving up five hits. Tommy Burnham homered for the winners and Jackie Holt hit for the circuit to help the Bulldog cause. Burnharrt's three for four led the batting: of both teams, while Bobby Grigsby had two singles in three appearances for the Dogs. The third week of play in this league begin this afternoon, when the Bobcats take on the Wolves at 5:00 o'clock. Standing of the teams: W L Pet. Panthers 0 2 000 Bobcats 2 0 1000 Wolves 2 0 1000 Bulldogs.... 1 1 500 Cougars 1 1 5°° Leopards 0 2 000 .. Yesterday's Results Mobile 8-4 .Chattanooga 4-5 Birmingham 7-0, Little Rock 4-2 New Orleans 7-10, Nashville 3-3 Memphis 9-11, Atlanta 8-7 (2nd game suspended end 6th Sunday curfew) Today's Games New Orleans at Chattanooga Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis Mobile at Nashville COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 36 17 .679 — Greenville 29 22 .569 6 Meridian 26 27 .491 10 Pine Bluff 22 28 .440-12% Monroe 33 30 .434 13 Hot Springs .... 19 31 .380 15 J /2 Yesterday's Results Hot Springs 12, Monroe 5 Meridian 1, Pine Bluff 0 Greenville 10, El Dorado 5 Today's Games Monroe at El Dorado Hot Springs at Pine Bluff Greenville at Meridian Larsen Blasts Australians By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — That prize package of the tennis courts, Art Larsen, has taken pen in hand and stirred up our Australian friends to the point where anything might happen and probably will. Official protests promise to be the least of it. Tempers are becoming ragged. Larsen, who is playing in the j Wimbledon Championships starting today, set the pot boiling when he wrote for a recent issue of "World Tennis," and article which he meant to be humorous entitled "I Played Australia.' 'A copy seems to have reached Australia, and, judging by the contents of a cable whe have received, the Australians do not think Larsen is funny"Damaging". The Victoria Lawn Tennis Assn. at Melbourne has protested that Art's literary flight of fancy has "damaged Australian prestige." The president of that body, Harry Pitt, has complained to the U. S. Association that our former national champion's charges are "entirely incorrect" and "Fantastic." As it happens, he's right on both counts. Referring to Larsen's tour of Australia a few years ago—a tour which the Aussies swore at the time would never be repeated- Pitt has this to say: Officials Lenient "Larsen wa» treated with every ooniideratipn and efforts were made to *oothe him. Throughout the tour the authorities had been too lenient with Larsen and the crowd waSj very irritated with his behavior. The criticism was mild and much less than he deserved." One is likely to wonder what in the world our tennis hero could have written to bring down such honest wrath, and by the greatest good luck there is a copy of the offeding article at hand. It's dynamite of we ever saw the explosive. Examples: "On the day of the finals," Larsen writes, "there was a 70-mile-an- hour wind. When I stepped on the court to begin, a huge box came flying through the air and knocked me down. I had to hit every ball twice because the wind kept throwing the ball back at me." High Spot One can readily see, we fell, why the Aussies do not think Larsen is funny. Why they are sore is not quite so clear. Again he recalls a high spot of the tour, which apparently had many; "Then something happened — I don't remember what — and they began to boo me for no reason. They did it so brutally and consis- tently that I finally blew my cork. I picked up my rackets and stalked off the court amidst a shower of beers bottles and a Metropolitan Opera chorus of boos." From the information we have. the Aussies are particularly upset over this passage, and with some reason.Our own suspicion is that Art is exaggerating. Australian beer comes in quart bottles, which are very unwieldy for throwing purposes, and are not sold at tennis matches. L Coll 3-8233 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Junt 21 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c SIX MAN TAG MATCH Karl (KilUr) Atomic Charity Kowalski, Blond and Keene vtrsus Chris Jo* Ltt Dusek, Welch and Fields —ALSO— Three 1-Fall Match** NO DUCKING IT—British runners C. W. Suddaby, No. 58, and A. J Weeks-Pearson, both of Oxford, splatter along muddy London course in three-mile run. Track uniforms take a beating from, the goo, but it's still better than having mud in their eyes. (NEA): Pitchers Again Lead Little League Hitters SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK Tuesday — Rotary at Kiwanis; Smith (1-0) versus Bruce (2-1) Wednesday — Lions Club at American Legion; Marshall (2-1) versus Dorris (0-2) Thursday — Jaycees at Shrine Club; Ball (1-2) versus Odle (0-4)) By J. P. FRIEND Is the 1954 Little League going to be a mecca for hitting pitchers as last season? While this question can not accurately be answered until perhaps September, the official hitting records of Albert Taylor, League statistician, for the first three weeks of the current season offers evidence of a trend in that direction. The first two ranking batters are hurlers, and four of the top half dozen do their chores from the mound. All but one of the first line pitchers are listed among- the 27 swatsmith sporting averages better than .333. Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis ace who won his last two starts after losing to the Jaycees in the stunning opener, is heading the base hit parade with a mark of .667^ In nine official times at bat the ausky hurler has blasted six hits, ihe most of any other batter, including a double and home, run, for 10 total bases. He batted in four runs to join the horde of nine who already have sent in that number in three contests. Marshall Next Jimmy Marshall, Lions Club star pitcher, rates the runnerup post with .571, representing four hits in seven tries, one a homer un. There is a three-way deadlock for third, featuring Johnny Plunkett, American Legion right fielder and leadoff; Joe Dorris. who does the chunking for Ott Mullins and crew; Tommy Smith, Rotary's hard hitting pitcher; and Jesse Taylor, Shrine's sharp fielder, each with .500. Plunkett and Dorris have been up 10 times and responded with five connections, while Smith boasts an 8-4 record, the same as Taylor. Dorris connected for home runs twice to lead in total bases, 11. He shares the homer crown with teammate Mike Boyd, half pint second baseman, who is batting a lusty .429. The No. 7 spot is the obecjt of five ambitious youngsters each boasting an impressive .444. The five-way tie involves Russ (Rusty) Moore, American Legion; Bobby Jacques, Jaycees; Jerry (Cueball) Hill and Jimmy Killett, Lions Club; and Jimmy Lendennie, Rotary Club, all with identical 9-4 charts. Boyd's .429 mace mark is matched by Phyllis Garner, Shrine Club pitcher, and Charles Cobb, Jaycee first baseman. They have three hits in seven tries. The .400 list is graced by Bob Lovelace, Shrine, and Sonny Elledge, Jaycees. Others with extra fine batting marks include: Frank Craig, American Legion; Jerry Palsgrove, Kiwanis: J. L. Austin, Kiwanis; Tommy Seay, Kiwanis; and Jerry (Jerk) Hodge, Rtary Club, all with .375; Don Stallings, Kiwanis Club; Bill Gourley, Jaycees; Freddie White, Jaycees; Ron Huey, Rotary Club; Danny Smothers, Rotary Club, and Jerry Coleman, .333. Huey and Hill have two triples each. Lewis, Mathis, Lions Club (.222) and Smothers are the only batsmen with two doubles. Top Pitchers Dorris with two wins and a tie tops the pitchers. Smith has one victory* and was Dorris' foe in the 6-6 dogfight of last Friday between the American Legion and the Rotary Club. Marshall and Bruce Kowalski vs. Wtlch K*tn« vs. Dust k Atomic Blond vs. Fitlds ...by far New "Total Power" Esso Extra is breaking all past sales records...far outsells every other premium gasoline because it's the best you can buy! £sso First in tales of both premium and regular gasoline in the area where Esso products are sold Your sign of "Happy Motoring" Friday's Perez-Bassett Go May Decide Next Title Fight NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Saddler's next title opponent probably will emerge from Friday's Madison Square Garden bout between featherweights Lulu Perez of Brooklyn and Percy Bassett of Philadelphia. The New York State Athletic Commission will recognize the winner as the outstanding challenger. Perez whipped Davey Gallardo and knocked out Willie Pep and Mickey Mars in his three 1954 starts. Bassett did fine as long as he stuck to feathers, knocking out three 126-pounders in Europe, but lost to lightweights Cisco Andrade and Orlando Zulueta. It's a network radio (ABC) and television (NBC) show. Closet Season The Friday show closes the regular season at the Garden although there will be periodic Wednesday shows during the summer. The Monday rivalry continues with Frankie Byff, young New Orioles Booed For First Time Things Aren't So Swell in Baltimore After Eight Losses BALTIMORE OR — Baltimore fans have gotten around today to booing- their losing Orioles steadily, but they're still paying to do it. There were 17,149 of them who bought tickets yesterday to put the Orioles 4,732 over the half-million admission mart in 26 dates. That's a healthy average of 19,412 and a total higher than the St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia Athletics drew all last season. But there was a decided change in the fans' tone yesterday. When they moved to Baltimore from St. Louis the players were cheered at every turn regardless of what they did. Balls and strikes were greeted with roars reserved for home runs in other big league cities. Opposing teams, in turn, were booed soundly. It was different yesterday. Fans started booing Manager Jimmy Dykes when he made his appearance to give the umpires his starting lineup. It went on and grew as the team lost a double-header 7-1 and 7-2 to,' of all teams, the neighboring Washington Senators. For a change, even the Senator pitcher was given a hand when he came to bat in the late innings. The Orioles have now lost eight in a row. York lightweight prospect, boxing Brian Kelly of Niagara Falls, Ont. at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway (ABC-TV) and Pedro Gonzales of Rankin, Pa., meeting Italo Scorti- chini of Italy at St. Nicholas Arena (Dumont). Ray Arcel's Saturday night series (ABC-TV) again features Carman Basilio from Syracuse, N. Y., Stanford Out For Golf Title Play Begins Today On Houston Courst HOUSTON, Tex. (/P) — Stanford University, with three-fourths of its 1953 team on hand, began defense of its national collegiate golf championship today on a soggy Brae Burn Country Club course. A field of 147 players teed off in the first of two 18-hole qualifying rounds in the 57th annual NCAA tournament. The team title will be determined on the basis of 36 holes of qualifying play. Wednesday, the 64 qualifiers begin match play to determine the individual titlist. Despite a steady rain, the 6,840- yard, par 72 course offered little trouble to several of the individual favorites yesterday as an east team defeated a west squad, 6% to 5%, in 12 best ball matches. Earl Moeller, the defending individual champion from Oklahoma A&M, had a 74 but teamed with Joe Ferguson of North Texas State to defeat Eddie Merrins, Louisiana State, and Bob Benning, Purdue, 2 and 1. against Al Andrews of Superior, Wis., who recently went 10 round* to a draw with Joe Miceli. Paul Andrews of Buffalo, N. Y., and Danny Nardico of Tampa, Pla., respectively No. 7 and No. 8 in the light heavy class, do their stuff Wednesday from the Chicago Stadium (CBS-TV). Missourian Top Stacker Edward Cecil Gets Three First Places Missourians continued to barge into the center of the stage at the Walker Park speedway yesterday as Edward Cecil pushed his stock car into three first places and a second in five events. The Portageville resident took first in the first, second and fourth races, getting a second in the fifth. One wreck enlivened the afternoon. Berryman crashed into Joe Hood on the west curve and both spun off the track, Hood's car rolling over several times. No injuries were reported. Here's how they finished: First race—Cecil, Hood, Wadell. Second—Cecil, Ripley, Wadell. Third—Red Gill, Curly Marsack, Wadell. Fourth—Cecil, Marsack, Wadell. Fifth—Gill, Cecil, Floyd Seay, WadelL Duke University shot-putter Durham Lawshe holds the Atlantic Coast Conference indoor and outdoor records' for that event. have 2-1 records. Dorris, Marshall and Bruce have fanned 29 batters apiece. Smith victimed 22 in two games, while the leaders required three contests to mass their whiff total. Marshall has a good control record, walking only six in 18 frames Dorris and Smith passed a dozen, earner handed out but two free tickets in 15 2/3 innings; Ball 5 in 15 1/3. The unbeaten American Legion has rapped the most hits, 25, one more than the Rotary Club, but the Rotes have the better batting average, .313, since they have been at bat just 77 times, as compared to 87 for the pace setting Legions. Thanks to four homer uns the Legions rolled up 40 total bases, the most. Rotary has five doubles, one more than the Lions Club. TV SET OWNERS IMPORTANT NOTICE If your set is a ytor or more old, we now have pLture tube insurance to offer you. 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