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June 22, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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TOT$T>AY, (ASK.) ooronm FA(M Cards Wanted Surkont Badly Offered $100,000, Plus Three Players By HARRY GEAYSON NBA Sporte Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — You can't outscore anybody when you're being outscored. That's what any of the Cardinals will tell you. The Red Birds' high bid for Max Surkont of the Pirates stresses their pitching plight. General aMnager Dick Meyer first sought Vern Law, but Branch Rickey hardly could part with such a promising right-hander but further sell hs youth movement to the sparse Pittsburgh trade. So the dicker was for Porky Surkont, Sid Gordon, four others, ; and $75,000 from the Braves for Danny O'Connell. The St. Loui; Nationsl- offered $100,000 and three players for Sur- kont, and General Manager Rickey's backing of* is something in the way of evidence that tfc: Buccaneers are not fresh out of Harvey Haddix, money at the moment. "Rickey wanted to siphon our farm system," says Eddie Stanky. Two of the athletes demanded by Rickey were Dick Schofield, the little shortstop who collected $35,000 for signing, and Bill Virdon, a young outfielder who came from the Yankees in the Enos Slaughter transaction. Virdon is batting -386 for Rochester. * * » THE CARDINALS REQUIRE pit- qhing and a pitching specialist. IndiamConfident 01 Ability Now They Look Forward To Weekend Series With Old Nemesis By ED CORRIGAN AP Sports Writer While the New York Yankees staggered and floundered five games off the pace, the Cleveland Indians confidently awaited an invasion by the Philadelphia A's tonight. In fact, the Indians were busier thinking about the weekend series with the Yanks. This is the year Manager Al Lopez has been waiting for. No one in Cleveland thinks the club will fold in the final stages as it has before. Silenced are the critics who have been howling for Lopez' scalp because he used Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Mike Garcia as both starters and relievers. Now, when the stretch run comes, Lopez will have a couple of good relievers to send in. Both Don Mossi and Ray Narleski have filled a big void in the bullpen. The club knows it can win. As for the Yankees, Manager Casey Stengel is saving his aces, Allie Reynolds, Whitey Ford and Ed Lopat for the Indians. In the National League, the New York Giants pulled a game ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers with an 8-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the only major league game scheduled yesterday. Willie Mays hit txvo home runs, but the Giants still required the services of three pitchers — Jim Hearn, Windy McCall and Marv Grissom. Northern Bar Pit Has Water There is still plenty of water in the new borrow pit west of Gosnell, despite the fact that the "plug" was pulled at the lower end of the pit near Highway 18. By way of proving the fishing is going strong there, one fisherman came in yesterday with a sijc and one-half pound bass. Water in the southern end cf the pit spilled out immediately after ditching was completed more than a week ago, but thus far the level farther north hasn't been too much affected. "!%• Saturday •>«•!•* POST Bract Tcrminix Company Memphis, Tennu p. O. B«x 1271 Ph.ne 12-3531 The Giants have remarkable firemen in Marv Grissom, Hoyt Wilhelm and Windy McCall. Jim Hughes takes charge as a relief worker for the Dodgers and Clem Labine doesn't exactly hurt the Brooks in that department. The Braves put out conflagrations with Dave Jolly, Ernie Johnson, Phil Paine and recruit Ray Crone. Jim Konstanty may not be what he was when named the most valuable player of 1950, but still knows what to do for the Phillies in a traffic jam. The Reds offer Prank Smith when there is a game to save. All the Cardinals have to put out when in trouble is Alpha Brazle, who southpaws like a guy who will be 40 in October- There is no continuity to the Red Birds' relief pitching. It is even less predictable than the starting pitchers, outside of Harvey Haddix, the little left- hander with the big stuff. So Stanky prefers to speak of 1952, his freshman year as head man and strategist, when between them and the right-handed Yuhas and a younger Brazle won 24 while losing 7 and saved countless others. The Cardinals won 34 of their 88 victories that year by one run. * * * YUHAS BECAME ANOTHER victim of the Cardinals' pitching jinx with the first ball he threw in spring training last year. His arm turned out to be sore, never came around, Haddix has been the Cardinals' lone pitching stickout this trip. He came into the Polo Grounds for the series with the red hot Giants with 10 and 3 and eight in a row, unbeaten since Apr. 29. Until his last couple of outings, Gerry Staley, usually a big pitcher in the spring, had been frightfully disappointing. Vic Raschi has been spotty. Tom Poholsky just takes his turn. Stu Miller hasn't lived up to his promise of the fall of 1952. Joe Presky hasn't been the same since arm trouble developed in/51, Royce Lint is a left-handed 'knuckle bailer who came up at a rather advanced age. Bill Greason was brought up from Columbus of the American Association to throw home run balls- • Oh, how the Cardinals could use Vinegar Bend Mizell. Meanwhile, the scorers too frequently require adding machines. IN THE CARDINAL AND ON THE LA Times Get Tough For Ailing Cards ST. LOUIS (AP) — Times are generally tough for the St. Louis Cardinals. They've dropped three straight to the New York Giants, skidded to sixth place, and Stan Musial has been hitless for three games. The league-leading Giants' latest victory over the Cardinals was an 8-5 affair at the Polo Grounds yesterday that featured Willie Mays' 19th and 20th home runs. Mays' first home run was off Gerald Staley in the second. He followed with a similar blast against reliefer Royce Lint in the fifth. No one was on base either time. Staley was charged with his seventh setback. He has three victories. Waly Moon contributed four singles to the losing Cardinal cause. The Cardinals, trailing 8-2, scored four runs in the seventh in a belated rally that fell short. Peanuts Lowrey started it with a pinch triple, and Moon, Solly Hemus, and Rip Repulski had singles before Marv Grissom, third Giant pitcher of the inning, retired Tom Alston with two on base. Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky shook up the Redbird lineup in a futile effort to pull them out of their slump. Musial, who had one base on balls to show for five trips, was in the cleanup position and Red Schoendienst took over Musial's No. 3 spot. Shortstop Alex Grammas was benched and Solly Hemus, taking his place, batted first, followed by Moon. Ray Jablonski was dropped to fifth place in the batting order. Harvey Haddix, the Cardinal stopper with an 11-3 record, will try to snap the Cardinal string of defeats in a game at Pittsburgh tonight. SAVE 62 4 OM« ANCIENT AGE ORIGINAL AND GENUINE QUALITY PRICE NOW REDUCED ON THIS 6 YEAR OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON This remarkable saving was planned for you six years ago...so that the original and genuine Ancient Age quality can now be enjoyed by more people than ever! It is the continuing policy of the Ancient Age Distilling Company to make our brand available at the hwest possible price consistent with quality. This new reduction is the result of looking ahead, patiently laying away stocks and an increasing consumer demand for this superlative whiskey. Ask for cf*.for unchanging "Double A" luxury! STRAIGHT KENTUCKY BOURBON • 6 YEARS OLD • 86 PROOF t ANCIENT AGE DIST. CO., FRANKFORT, KY Spa Fights For CSL Team Prtif, Radio Pleas Htlp Raist $5,000 HOT SPRINGS. Ark. (,?>—Hot Springs baseball fans—fired by newspaper and radio pleas—came to the aid of their ailing class C Cotton States League team last night, and donated $5.000 to keep the Bathers from moving to Texarkana. The donations will be used to post a bond with the league, which threatened Sunday to 'shift the franchise to Texarkana. Radio Station KWFC at Hot Springs started appealing for support for the team at 8:05 p. m., after a front-page plea by Hot Springs newspapers. At 9 p. m. —the deadline for the bond to be posted—station officials reported they had raised more than $5,000 through ticket sales and private donations. Baseball officials at. Texarkana and League President Emmett Harty were notified that the $5.000 had been raised. The Bathers—the cellar team of the six-team league — have been having financial troubles since the season started. Charles Williamson, a Hot Springs used car dealer who bought the club several weeks ago had suggested that the league fold after its July 12 Ail-Star game. But representative's from Texarkana stepped forward with their bid for the franchise, and the league Imposed the bond on Williamson. Wolves Shut Out Bobcats In Pee Wee In an unusually well-played game at Compress Park yesterday afternoon, the Wolves dished out a 5-0 shutout victory to the Bobcats in "Y" Pee Wee League play. Dickie Wyatt for the Wolves and Marty Caudle for the Bobcats hooked up in a real pitcher's duel that lasted three innings . The winners got to Marty in the fourth with their only four hits of the contest, although faulty support in the third had permitted the Wolves to register .twice. In the top of the first, Phil Smith, second batter to face Wyatt, singled, but was out at second on Caudle's fielders' choice and Mike Colemau rolled out, pitcher to first base. That proved to be the only hitj of the game until the fourth, when ANOTHER MOTLEY?—The Cleveland Browns have signed Chester Gilchrist. 18-year-old Pittsburgh high school fullback, for the coming se.ison. The schoolboy ace isjo receive $5500 for making the b'ig jump. (NBA) Fights Last Night New York — Halo Scortirhtni. 154, Italy, outpointed Pedro Gonzales. ISSVg. Rankin. Pa.. 10. Brooklyn — Frankie Ryff, 138, New York, outpointed Brian Kelly, MOU, Niagara Foils, Out,, 10 Salt Lake City — Garth Panter. ISS 1 ^, Salt Lake City, outpoint- ed Mickey Rhodes, 153, Boise, 10 the Wolves gave Marty his rough treatment. With one may out. Victor Stilwell walked and Mike Caraway singled, Nathan Pack, batting for Jackie Nail, singled but was caught in a run-down, as he tried to stretch it. Tommy Burnham then poled a long four-master to left to complete the scoring. The Wolves had tallied two in the third when Jack Nail walked and Ricky Stiles' poke to right field bounced out of Panky's glove, allowing Nail to score. Wyatt's roller to third was fr.rrbled and Stiles scored. Most spectacular catch of the day was Jackie Nail's spear of Marty Caudle's pop to short right field in the third. New Face Is Sighted On Boxing Scene He's Frankie Ryff, Who's Ready for Faster Company NEW YORK (AP) — Frankie Ryff, a shiny new fac« in the lightweight division, is ready to step up in class after htt impressive victory over Brian Kelly. The 22-year-old New York lad, unbeaten in 12 pro fights, won a lopsided fight from Kelly last niKht at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. He had the Niagara Polls, Ont,. boxer on the floor in the eighth round. Gashed Eye Teddy Brenner. Eastern Park- Ark-Mo Bumps GMAC, 16-4 In Y's MSL The Ark-Mo Killowntts brought out their selge guns in the late innings to hammer out n 16-4 decision over the G.M.A.C. in the "Y" men's softbnll league at Little Pnrk yesterday afternoon. Riding on Bill Roush's homer in the fourth, the Klllowatts racked up five runs on ns many hits to tnke the lead for the first time. But that was only the beginning as Layt.cn blasted one over the right; fielder's head in the fifth to cap a four-run surge, and Roush and Jim Tully's triples in the sixth continued the slaughter for four more markers. Two more on Johnny Duclos' towering ful to the rock pile was just so much crcnm in the coffee. The General Motors outfit started well, trailing by a mere 1-0 going into the bottom of the third and taking over command in that frame by virtue of doubles by McCahill and Hall, a single by McCnskill and and Huff's circuit smash for four runs. This lead lasted just long enough for the Kilowatts to pick up their bats. McCaskell was the victim, Riving up 18 hits, while Tully was holding the Motormen to eight bingles. This afternoon at Little Park Southwestern Bell meets the Courier News. way matchmaker, hopes to pair Ryff with Orlando Zulueta, the clever, high-ranked Cuban, or Ralph Dupsxs. the New Orleans schoolboy flash, in an Aug. 9 bout. He must wait that long becaus* Ryff probably will have to take a six-week layoff as the result of an inch cut over his left eye. Ryff is handled by Gus D'Amato, tho manager of Floyd Patterson, unbeaten Olympic champ. "The kid is ready." said D'Amato. "He did a fine job on Kelly." Referee Mark Conn and Judge Amerieo Schiavone each scored It 9-1 and Judge Joe Eppy 8-2. A crowd of 1,000 paid $2.430 to see the 3-1 favorite come through as expected with left hooks and left- right combinations. Italo Scbrtlchlni finally grabbed a decision. although a split verdict, over Pedro CSonznles at St. Nicholas Arena and he could hardly believe it. "You won. you won." Charlie Johnston, his co-manager, told the Italian import before the decision was announced. "And you'll get it here." Lost Close One* Scortichini thought ne was "robbed" xvhen he was held to a draw by Carmen Basilio at Miami Jan. 1(5. The fans raised the roof at the Garden Feb. 12 when he lost a .split decision to Joey Giambra. Scortichini didn't like decisions against him by Carmine Fiore March 27 or a defeat by Basilio In a Syracuse rematch May 15. Scortichini suffered: a cut at the side of the right eye last night. He swept the early rounds, brushing past the left Jabs of the Rankin, Pa., middleweight to pound at th« body with both hands. Although Gonzales solved Italo's style in the late rounds he started too late. Judge Joe Agncllo had it 7-3 and Referee Al Berl 5-4-1, both for Scortichini. 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