The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 24, 1954
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THURSDAY, JUNE 24- 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Haddix Isn't Bitter Over Losing Shutout * * * * * * * * We Won Anyway, Didn't We?' By Gm STALEY PITTSBURGH (AP) — Harvey Haddix, St. Louis Cardinal southpaw who's leading the majors with' 12 victories, said today he isn't disappointed because he lost his bid for a fourth consecutive shutout by an eyelash. "I just want to win 'em all," Haddix explained after his sparkling 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. "No, I'm not disappointed I didnt' get another shutout. We won, didn't we? That's what all the Cardinals want, just to win." Five Hitter Haddix allowed only five hits to the last place Pirates as he hurled his 10th consecutive victory. It was a particularly pleasing win for Haddix because his last defeat, his third of the season, was by the Pirates April 29. On that occasion the lowly Bucs nipped the Cards 4-3. Haddix was rolling along in fine style last night, having given up only two hits until Dick Cole came up in the sixth. The Buc infielder fouled off a pitch, then sent a drive to rightfield that^went for a triple. A moment later he scored on an infield out to mark the first run tallied against Haddix in 37 consecutive innings. No Record Chance With Cole's hit went Haddix' chances of beating the record of 46 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings set by Carl Hubbell, ex-New York Giant pitcher. And the bingle kept Haddix from tryftig to tie the National -League record of four consecutive shutouts held by sev- .eral pitchers. "I wasn't worried about that hit," Haddix said after the game. "After all, we had a 5-0 lead and my job is to win ball games, not to concentrate on shutouts. Of course, I don't like any runs scored against me — no pitcher does." Haddix has beaten every team in the league. Pittsburgh has been his victim three times and he's •won two apiece from Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Chicago, Brooklyn and New York each have lost once to him. Caruthersville Downs Chiefs By 3-1 Count CARUTHERSVILLE — Despite being outhit 11-4, Caruthersville downed Blytheville's Chiefs here last night in a 3-1 ball game. Caruthersville's James gave up 11 safeties but put no one on base with a walk. He struck out five. Blytheville's Stemac struck out nine, also gave up no bases on balls, but had three errors committed behind him. Fisher, O'Neal and White each had two hits to lead the Chief attack. Sunday, the Chiefs go to Dyersburg. Chiefs AB Killett, 3b 5 Fisher, rf 5 Bennett, If 4 Rounsavall, 2b-lb 4 Garner, ss 4 Childress, Ib 2 Foster, 2b 2 O'Neal, If 4 White, c 4 Stemac, p 3 x West 1 38 Caruthersville AB Glass, 3b 4 Crow, cf 4 Lints, ss " 4 Ratliff, rf 3 James, p 3 Harris, If 3 Turner, Ib 3 McCullough. c 3 McHaney, 2b 3 30 x Struck out for Stemac in ninth. j Chiefs 000 000 001 1 Caruthersville 010 "002 OOx 3 Baseball Standing imofifc *V^V^>^«LjU^U«*i^iJU on it—and then begin to howl to the heavens when the shot doesn't go like the little book says it should. It would make you feel a little bit ashamed if you could see the Way Charlie Boswel plays. Charley won the last blind golfers' tournament with a score of 100. Pre|ty good for a chap who can't see, isn't it? Each entrant plays with an aim- er. The aimer tens the golfer where he is, how far he has to shoot and what obstacles are around. He puts the club head on the ground behind the ball. After that, it's up to the golfer. By JIMMY DEMARET CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y. — (NEA) — Therapeutic — now, there's a word I just knew my typewriter could spell — is the tag medicine people would apply to a couple of tournaments we have coming up this season. One Is the Blind Golfers' Association affair in Worcester, Mass., July 8-10, the other the National Amputee Tournament at Royal Ook, Mich., Aug. 20. But old James doesn't subscribe to words of that size, as a rule. Instead, I'd have to call these tournaments nothing less than palai wonderful, Too often, most of us step-up to the ball, bring a sound body around Rams Slam Eagles 18-8 In Pony Loop Rams and Eagles locked in a wild and woolly slugfest at Compress Park yesterday afternoon in a renewal of Pony League rivalry, as the Rams hammered out an 18-8 decision. It was a fairly good game for four innings, as the lead see-sawed, but in the fifth a battery of nine base hits, coupled with unwise fielding decisions and a few errors, wild pitches and passed balls, resulted in ten runs for the Rams and put them beyond reach of the battling Eagles. The Eagles scored first with two scores in the second inning. The Rams tied it in the bottom of the third, and after the Eagles had posted one in the fourth, went ahead with two in the lower half, 4-3. In the fifth, the Eagles appeared to have sewed it up, as they sent ten men to the plate and came up with four markers. This led to the replacement of Billy Haney with Joe Bratcher, after two were out in the inning. In the lower half, the Rams sent 13 men to bat, scoring 10 runs and sending "Slick" Nelson to the showers. Larry Fitzgerald was brought in from his shortstop position with 'nobody out and four runs across. The Rams continued to rap him. The heavy stick work of the Rams was led by Wayne Honeycutt and David Barnes. Honeycutt had a perfect day at bat with two homers and a single, being hit by a pitched ball on his first time up and scored four runs. Barnes ,had two singles and his booming drive to right center in the fourth rolled almost to the Compress, the longest hit' of the season. Eddie Perry, with three for four, and Lamar Wheat with two for three, also had productive days. Perry also played well defensively. .Nelson's four for four was top* for the Eagles. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 41 23 .641 Brooklyn 40 24 .625 1 Milwaukee 32 29 ,525 1V 2 Philadelphia ... 31 29 .517 8 Cincinnati 31 32 .492 9Va St. Louis 31 32 .492 9V 2 Chicago 23 38 .377 16'/ 2 Pittsburgh 21 43 .328 20 Today's Games Chicago at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Brooklyn Milwaukee at New York St. Louis at Pittsburgh Wednesday's Results Milwaukee 5, New York 2 Brooklyn 6, Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 5, Chicago 3 St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 1 AMERICAN .LEAGUE W L Pet GB Ceveland 45 19 .703 Chicago 42 22 .656 3 New York 41 25 .621 5 Detroit 28 33 .459 15y 2 Washington ... 27 36 .429 11 y z Philadelphia ... 25 37 .403 19 Boston 22 39 .361 21 y z Baltimore 23 42 .354 22& Today's Game* Washington at Chicago New York at Detroit Philadelphia at Cleveland Only games scheduled Wednesday'* Results Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 8, Washington 6 New York 9, Detroit 4 Baltimore 8, Boston 7 (17 innings) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 7, Charleston 3 Toledo 3, St. Paul 0 Louisville 12, Minneapolis 5 Only games scheduled Texas League Beaumont 5, Tulsa 2 Houston 4, Fort Worth 2 San Antonio 4, Dallas 3 Oklahoma City 6, Shreveport 4 Western League Omaha 9, Colorado Springs 1 Wichita 3, Denver 1 Sioux City 14, Pueblo 2 Lincoln 3, Des Moines 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 44 27 .630 — .573 3 .521 7 .521 7 .457 11'/i .451 12 .427 14 .424 131/2 43 37 38 32 32 32 28 32 34 35 38 39 43 38 The Amputees' tournament is no less interesting. Last year's winner was Jack Harrison, who made it around on one leg. He used crutches for walking, balanced himself on one leg for each shot. Howie Batzel, playing without his right arm, aced the 143-yard fourth hole at Chicago's Silver Lake. These fellows have courage to burn, my friends. I've always been a bit more than casually interested in handicapped people playing golf. I got my start caddying for patients at the Army hospital at Camp Logan in Houston, you see, Carey Middlecoff has a solid idea in his drive to have a golfer of the year named, similar to baseball's most valuable player. The Memphis Doc wants the PGA by vote of some sort, to name the game's best for each year, with a minimum number of tournaments set, so a fellow who pulls off one or two big wins won't get all the gravy ahead of guys who have been consistently doing fine on the tour. Sam Snead came to golf with an all-around athletic reputation, but old Sambo let a lot of us down on one thing. Seems Sam, many believed, was the fastest runner among golfers, thought it was Prank Stranahan. So, we matched 'em and there was a little bit of wagering. Now, I don't want to put any rap on Sam's speed, but at the end of the race, a guy from Toledo walked away with $20 of mine. Did it while I was waiting around for old Sam to finish. Oh, yes, I had a talk with Stranahan while waiting, too. Trade Tips: In a lie in a clover It's best to take two clubs less than usual. This is because the ball skids j or slides from a clover lie. The little I leaves have an oily texture which | greases the club face as it meets the j ball, making it impossible to impart bnc!:spin. With this, the ball will loop and float through the air. You can't keep It well directed. That's why I say you ihoulo always take two clubs, lew. Atlanta Birmingham Chattanooga New Orleans Memphis Little Rock Mobile Nashville Last Night's Results New Orleans 8, Chattanooga Little Rock 2, Atlanta 1 Birmingham 6, Memphis 1 Mobile 11, Nashville 7 Tonight's Games Atlanta at Little Rock New Orleans at Chattanooga Birmingham at Memphis Mobile at Nashville COTTON STATES LEAGUE W If Pet. GB 37 19 .661 — 30 24 .556 28 El Dorado Greenville Meridian Pine Bluff Monroe Hot Springs 25 25 20 28 29 •31 34 .500 .463 .446 .370 6 9 11 12 16 Last Night's Results Monroe 6, El Dorado 3 Mays May Have Best Arm of All r CARP CAPER—While friends on a rubber raft look on. Roger Kellesen returns to the surface with a good-shed fish. The St. Paul skin diver donned a rubber suit, duck feet, a clear face mask and snorkel-type , breathing apparatus for carp spearing contest at Excelsior, Minn. (NEA) Basket Catch Helps Get Ball Away Quickly By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — A group of fellows were sitting around a big table in the Giants' dressing room and looking out the windows at the green Polo Grounds center field turf. They were talking about throwing and Garry Schumacher, the front office man, was telling about some of the better arms he had seen. "Joe Moore." he said quietly. "He could throw real good for us. So could Hank Lieber. The old Braves had a guy, Gene Moore, who got you out, too. Then of ocurse you got Ottie (Mel Ott) and the guy in Brooklyn, that Carl Furillo." "Yeah." said Sal MagUe, "I guess they could throw, but you just give me Willie. You just put him in there behind me and nobody's gonna score on fly balls off old Sal. He just throws the ball in there like it was shot out of a cannon." "I wns just putting in those names for conversation," Schumacher said. "When you begin to pin-point it, you got to come out with Willie. He just throws it ns if he were handing you the ball. No effort at all—only he throw* the thing a quarter of a mile. You got to look pretty good to see if anybody else hftd anything better." • • * Mays beran to chase high fun- goes. "How do I throw n o«ui?" Willie said- "Well, I got my own way to do the thing. I catch the ball different. I mean I'm talking about a routine high fly now with A man on third. Line drives and balls you pot to chase—you catch them any way you can. "But on the fly that a man tries to score on. I catch the ball down at my belt line and over to the right side a bit. Like a basket catch. Most guys sny you've sut to reach up for the bull. I don't show boat catchin' it down here. I do it for a reason. "When I catch the ball, my throwing arm is low. Right with my glove. AH I have to do is whip It up and throw. I don't have to catch the ball up around my neck, then bring my arm down and then up again to throw. I save time. "I didn't pick this up overnight. Took me two years to learn to catch a ball right this way. It's the hardest way to do it." • • » How, Willie was asked, does he throw. Does he have any special way of heaving the ball to nip guys at the plate or on the bases? "Naw," was his answer. "I just throw it overhand. I grip the ball on the seams with these two fingers here—my index and middle linger —and throw real overhand. "I always try to b« moving when I catch the ball." Willie wa« asked about some of hi« more remarkable throws—-pegs which have been passed around the league until third base cotches now act as traffic lighta—red ones— when he is set to heave. "Oh, that's for you feilag to know,"* Willie said. "I don't juat get 'em and let 'em go." Mays threw out Billy Cox of th« Dodgers durnig the big 1961 stretch drive after robbing Carl Furillo of a two-base hit to right center field. He whirled and threw on a line. They'll be talking of that one for a couple of lifetimes, mentioning it as one of the ail-time great plays. This year Willie Mays went back for a bail in Milwaukee, caught it and threw out Henry Aaron at the plate on a one-hop strike that knocked everybodys' hat off. LITTLE ROCK Cff) — A blazing sun had little effect on top-seeded Bernard <Tut) Bartzen as he moved Into the third round of the Southwest Open tennis tournament at the Little Rock Country Club yesterday. The left-handed Bartzen, who halls from San Angelo, Tex., got a welcome first-round bye, and then easily downed Roy Wilder of Corpus Christie. Tex., 6-0. 6-1, in his second round to match. Repulski Is On Hit Spree PITTSBURGH UP) — Rip Repulski is on a batting rampage for the St. Louis Cardinals. The husky outfielder has hit safely in nine straight games and during that span he has collected 20 hits in 40 trips — a sizzling .500 clip. Ten of his hits have been for extra bases, five homers, three triples and two doubles. Repulski homered and singled twice in 4 at bats last night as the Cards defeated the Pirates 7-1. Pine Bluff 2-11, Hot Springs 4-2 Greenvile 15, Meridian 5 Tonight's Games Meridian at Hot Springs Pine Buff at El Dorado Greenvile at Monroe Overweight? SWEETENS WITHOUT CALORIES! Sweeten* Instantly DROP AND STIR TO MIX USE FASWEET in Drinks, Foods And COOKING Contains NO Sugar HAS NO FOOD VALUE Absolutely NON-FATTENING 3 DROPS WIU SWIFTEN 1 CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA 1 Teaspoonful = IA of Sugar 1 Tablespeenful — \ <op Sugar PURE —HARMLESS ASK YOUR DOCTOR! .»*. GOOD/YEAR TIRES " Budget these Big Bargains at our..* JUNE JAMBOREE! 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