The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 28, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JtKE 28, 1954 ng Ch on Gopher-Ball Fever Finally Gets Kitten ST. LOUIS (AP) — The home run bugaboo that has plagued the St. Louis Cardinals all season finally has caught up with Harvey Haddix, pride of the club's pitching staff. Haddix was slugged for five home runs yesterday—one more than he had yielded in the previous 17 games he had pitched— with the Brooklyn Dodgers dealing out the harsh treatment at Ebbets Field. Series Sweep As a result, the Cardinals were beaten 8-6, giving the Dodgers a sweep of the three-game series, snapped at 10 games, and the Cardinal ace was left -wondering what happened. "I pitched the same way I have been, and had the same stuff," Haddix said- "They hit two sliders, fast balls and a curve—they hit everything." Referring to the second of two home runs smashen t>y Oil Hodges, Haddix said it was a slow outside curve and "I thought it was a perfect pitch." Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Junior Gilliarn each had a home run off the Cardinal southpaw as the Dodgers tied their all- time club record for the number of home runs in a single game. End For Haddix Hodges' second home run came in the seventh inning and finished off Haddix, who had alowed only one run in his previous 41 innings and had pitched seven straight complete games. Ray Jablonski and Rip Repulski homered for the Cardinals, and Red Schoendienst extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Cardinal pitchers now have been blasted for 88 home runs this year. At that, rate, they'll take over the dubious title for giving- up the most home runs in a single season. The Cincinnati Redlegs hold that record now—179 gopher balls in 1953. By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Writer f Five teams are waging a bitter battle for first place by the Fourth of July — the date that tradition has marked as "Championship Day." Since the turn of the century ap- 4 proximately seven out of every 10 major league leaders on July 4 have gone on to win, the pennant. With onlf a, week to go, no team is -assured of the top spot on the midseason holiday. The New York Giants lead Brooklyn by one game today but the National League pace-setters face a "crucial" three- game series with the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds starting tomorrow. Weekend Series Qeveland sports a l&-game ad-. vantage over Chicago in the American League but the White Sox can dislodge the Indians with a sweep of their four-game series in Cleveland next weekend. A letdown by- each could pave the way for the New York Yankees to bypass both of .them. While the Indians and White Sox are at each other's throats, the Yankees will engage the second - division Washington Senators in a four-game set at Yankee Stadium. The Indians widened their lead to a game and a half yesterday, salvaging the last of a three-game series from the Yankees 4-3 while Chicago was held to a split by- Boston's Red Sox. Beaten 2-1 in the opener, the White Sox bounced buck to trounce Boston 9-1 in the second game of their double-header. The loss widened the Yankees' deficit to three* games. Giants Come Back New-York's sizzling Giants maintained their one-game advantage over the Dodgers with an uphill 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings. Blanked by Warren Hacker with two hits through eight innings, the Giants tied the score at 2-2 when Whitey Lockman hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth and won in the 10th when Willie Mays doubled, stole third and scored on pinch hitter Bobby Hofman's single off loser Hal Jeffcoat. It was the Giants 21st victory jn 25 games. Poor Birds The Dodgers equaled a team record by blasting five home runs to polish off the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 for a sweep of their three-game series. Gil Hodges drove in four runs with his 19th and 20th homers and Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Junior Gilliam each had one. Granny Hamner was the offensive star as the Philadelphia Phillies swept a twin bill from Milwaukee 4-3 and 2-1. The leading second base candidate for the All- Star team banged a three-run homer to give Curt Simmons his seventh victory in the opener. Hamner tripled with one out in the ninth, driving in both runs in the nightcap. Big Klu Hits Frank Thomas' ninth-inning single gave Pittsburgh a 4-3 victory after the Cincinnati Reds had won the opener 9-0 behind Corky Valentine's five-hit pitching. Ted Kluszewski drove in two Redleg runs with a double and two singles. First baseman Dick Kryhoski drove in the winning runs in each game as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 4-3 and 3-2 and climbed into sixth place. The' double win gave the Orioles five straight following a Barbecue Set For Boat Dock Many. Blytheville sportsmen will be taking advantage of a two-in- one type outing over the long Fourth of July weekend when they visit Bo and Doc's boatdock. A barbecue, featuring home-grown goat and pork, will be in full swing July 3, 4 and 5. Fishermen and their families are invited to attend. Gill Raymond Are Top Drivers Blytheville Stocks Push to Fore At Walker Park Oval A pair of Blytheville drivers-.took top honors at Walker Park oval yesterday when the stock cars ran off five events. Red Gill, though beset by troubles, finished in the money in every event and Rod Raymond won the fifth and placed in others. It was Raymond's first crack at stock competition here this year, though he's a veteran driver. Gill skidded of: the track in the third race, but rallied to finish third behind Raymond, and Cullen Wadell, Walnut Ridge driver. He lost a wheel in the fourth, but managed to come in fourth behind Wadell, Raymond and Albert Jackson of Paragould. Gill won the first race and was followed by Wadell, Raymond and Gene Moody. Odell Starnes took the second by an eyelash, Gill finishing second, followed by Horace Wilson and Moody. Gill finished second to Raymond in the fifth, with Wadell and Wilson rounding out the top four. Swearing Off Home Runs Helped Mueller's BA Rise NEW YORK (AP) — Since Don Mueller swore off home runs, he has become a candidate for the National League batting title. The New York Giants' right fielder used to swing for the fences. In 19r>l, he hit live homers in two days against the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 68 games this season he hasn't hit any. "Sure I'd rather be a guy swinging lor the stands," he said today. "But I make more headway just trying to meet the ball. "I watch the ball a little longer, study how the infielders play me and cut down on the swing. So far, it's been working great. Hit 433 "-About the middle of last season I decided to go for the base hits instead of the home runs. I think I was hitting only about .240 on Jun6 1 about a year ago." Mueller wounld up at .333 last Pitching Duel Seen for Chief Game Sunday LIGHTER LUMBER—Hank Sauer shows Stan Hack the new and lighter bat which has him batting around .340, bidding for the major leagues' home run championship and among the leaders in runs-batted-in. The big Cub switched from a 40-ounce club to one that weighs 37. (NEA) _ nine-game losing streak. Hats Move Up Kryhoski, who extended his hitting streak through 18 straight games, singled in Bobby Young from second with the winning run in the llth inning of the opener. His winning single in the second game came in the ninth and scored pitcher Joe Coleman, who registered his eighth triumph. Bob Porterfield, backed up by the homer hitting of Eddie Yost, Pete Runnels and Mickey Vernon, coasted to his ninth victory as Washington walloped Detroit 8-2 to move within a game of the fourth- place Tigers. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 45 23 .662 Brooklyn 44 Philadelphia .. 35 ilwaukee 33 Cincinnati 33 St. Louis 32 Chicago 23 Pittsburgh 23 No games scheduled today. Sunday's Result* New York 3, Chicago 2 (10 in- ings) Brooklyn 8, St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 4-2 : Milwaukee 3-1 Cincinnati 9-3, Pittsburgh 0-4 24 30 33 35 35 42 46 .647 .538 .500 .485 .478 .354 .333 11 12 12 V 2 20>/ 2 22 Vi Tony Trabert Defeats Rose WIMBLEDON. England (#)—Tony Trabert of Cincinnati, the American champion and top-seeded player in the All England tennis championships, trounced Australia's Mervyn Rose, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5. to enter the semi-finals of the men's singles today. The match between the tournament's No. 1 player and Rose, seeded fifth, attracted a crowd of 15.000 at Wimbledon's famed center court. The 1954 PGA championship will be held July 21 through 27 at Keller gol fcourse, St. Paul, Minn. Al Brosch was born 15 miles from the Cherry Valley Golf Club at Garden City, N. Y., where he is golf pro. He was born at Farmingdale, N. Y- Sports Roundup- Young Golfers Are Moving In AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 46 22 .676 Ihicago 45 New York 44 Detroit 29 ishington ... 29 Baltimore 27 Philadelphia ... 26 41 .388 19 Boston 24 41 .369 20 fe No games scheduled today. Sunday's Results Cleveland 4, New York 3 Washington 8, Detroit 2 Baltimore 4-3. Philadelphia 3-2 (firsst game 11- innings) Boston 2-1, Chicago 1-9 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 10-5, Minneapolis 5-3 Charleston 8-11, St. Paul 1-6 Louisville 16-1, Kansas City 3-3 Indianapolis 5, Toledo 4 Texas League San Antonio J.-3, Shreveport 0-1 Dallas 2-5, Fort Worth 1-3 Oklahoma City 1-1. Tulsa 0-3 Houston 1, Beaumont 0 Western League Des Moines 6-3, Omaha 0-4 (2nd game 15 innings') Lincoln 12, Sioux city 7 Pueblo 12, Denver 7 Coir ado Springs 9, Wichita 8 (13 innings) By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — As proof that time moves along. Gene Sarazen, the boy wonder the Gay '20s. is on his way to England to play one of his old rivals, Percy Alliss, in a special match for the world's senior golf championship. You have to be over 50 to play in this select group. of Barazen, who won the U. S. Senior title at Dunedin, Fla.. the past winter, said before taking off that he wasn't the only on moving out .'of the main picture because his legs were getting tired. He predicted that an entire group of for- tyish stars headed by Sam Snead. Ben Hogan and Jimmy Demaret- had shot its final bolt in the recent Open at Baltusrol and that a new set of lads was ready to take over. Picks Littler As the best bet among the youngsters the little squire unhesitatingly picked Gene Littler, the West Coast star who won the amateur title and then turned pro to finish second in the Open. What impressed him most about Littler, Sarazen said, was the boy's willingness to put in long hours on the practice tee. The Eastern racing set, which never did take much Stock in reports from the West that there was a horse out there named Imbrocs good enough to run down Native Dancer at even weights, notes that Imbrocs was.pulled out of a race at Hollywood Park Saturday because he was assigned 127 pounds. Slated for 137 Admirers of the great grey Dancer point out that their animal took aboard 130 pounds in winning the Metropolitan, Handicap at Belmont Park and was all set to pack 133 in the Surburban when a bruised foot forced him temporarily out of NS W« 4o not hat* money to born, but we do have money to loan. If yo* lire In Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri and •Mod a Real Estate Loan, see «t. We make Government insured mA and Gl Loans; also all type* of Conventional, Commercial and Industrial Loans, and we have the best Farm Loan ar*U- aMe, If It to Money you want, set m. David Investment Company FHA Approved Mortgof •• 418 W. Main St. BlythevHle. Ark. Ph. POpltr S-3633 training, Furthermore, they gloat, the Dancer was assigned a back- bending 137 pounds for the Queens County at Aquduct June 14 when he had not been officially declared out of that race. In short, the Eastern dudes do not believe that a horse whose owner shoes at 127 pounds quite belongs en the same track with their champ. Relax and More Fun ALLEN'S MINIATURE GOLF On S. Hi-way 61 at City Limits If it's for fun and a thrill For a game that takes a little skill, Try it once and you'll prove it so ... Allen's in the place to go! -o- After a game of Golf, enjoy ailict of ICE COLD Watermelon at our Watermelon Garden. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 46 29 .613 — Birmingham ... 46 33 .582 2 YELLOWSTONE t Kentucky Straight 1 Bourbon Whiskey...the leader today as in 1872 with those who know fine Bourbon. Try a bottle now. 1 ill.* 36 37 41 42 45 42 .532 .519 .461 .447 .430 .408 New Orleans ... 41 Chattanooga ... 40 Little Rock .... 35 Memphis 34 Mobile 34 Nashville ....:, 29 ..Yesterday's Results Atlanta 8, New Orleans 3 Birmingham 12, Mobile 11 Chattanooga 9-3, Memphis Little Rock 8-5, Nashville 7-6 Games Today Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Nashville at New Orleans Chattanooga at Mobile 6 7 11% 12 V 2 14 15 8-0 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. El Dorado ..... 39 21 .650 Greenville 32 26 .552 Meridian 30 30 .500 Pine Bluff 28 30 .483 Monroe 27 33 .450 Hot Springs .... 21 37 .362 Yesterday's Results Pine Bluff 10, Greenville 6 El Dorado 8, Hot Springs 3 Monroe 3, Meridian 1 Games Today Meridian at Monroe El Dorado at Hot Springs Greenville at Pine Bluff GB 6 9 10 12 17 A fine pitching duel is shaping up for Sunday at Fritz West Park when Dyersburg, Teni|;, brings its baseball team to town. R. P. Richardson, strong- armed Dyersburg hurler, wlil tangle with Ed Stemac in what should be a very tight ball game. The pair gave a prevue of what to expect yesterday when Dyersburg took a 7-2 decision from Blytheville's Chiefs at Dyersburg. Stemac came in during a second- inning uprising and pitched the one- hit ball for seven and one-third innings. Richardson gave up but tv» hits in the .six innings he worked. Despite Stemac's fine performance, the Chiefs already were too far behind when he came in. Dyersburg batted around in the second when Stemac came to West's rescue. The Tennesseeans picked up five runs in that inning, one in the first and another in the. sixth, the latter being unearned. Rounsavall's fifth-inning homer provided the Chiefs with their first score. Hits, by Bennett and Garner in the seventh accounted for the final tally. Bennette was two for four, with Childress, Garner and Rounsavall getting one hit apiece. Kiwanis Gets Nocturnal Win Kiwanis Little League team traveled to Holcomb, Mo., Saturday night for a game under the lights and came out on the long end of a 6-4 score. Don Stallings pitched for the winners and had 13 strike-outs, giving up three hits. Stallings and Bruce, got two hits each for the Kiwanis club and Palsgrove homered. The Kiwanians got five in the first two innings and one in the fifth. Wilson Team WILSON — This town's independent softball team would like to " schedule games with other Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri teams. Teams needing games for either Monday or Friday nights may call Clarence Medlin at Wilson. He may be reached at 4551 by day or 4242 at night. The Wilson club will fill either home or road dates, Medlin stated. ST. LOUIS W) — Austin Scott of New York, who collapsed after finishing fourth in the six-mile run at the A. A. U. track and field meet here June 18, died yesterday at Barnes, hospital. The attending physician said the 29-year-old Scott, member of the New York Pioneer Club, had a liver infection and that this and Che strain of the, race resulted "in complete liver and kidney failure." season, fifth in the league. He gave Carl Furillo of the Dodgers a battle for the title right down to the final weeks. After yesterday's game with Chicago, he was hitting .365 with 97 hits Musial's Plan "I remember Stan Musial told somebody once that the percentages are with you if you hit ground balls," he said. "I don't hit too many fly balls any more. I concentrate on hitting sharply instead of for distance. "With Willie Mays back, hitting those home runs, I figure I can do the most good by just getting on base- I've been on when he hit nine of his home runs so far." One of these days, Mueller may hit a homer—by accident. It probably will be a ground ball that rolls between the outfielders for an inside-the-park trip. 4-Man Tag Bout Is Mat Feature It'll be four-man tag wrestling at Memorial Auditorium tonight with Lee Fields and Chief Lone Eagle teaming against two top-notch heavies in the main event of the American Legion's matches. Opposing Fields and Lone Eagle will be Charley Keene and the Atomic Blond. And, as an added attraction, Chief Lone Eagle will bring along his^ drum-playing wife, Princess Juanita* to lend assistance to him and Fields. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card. with Fields meeting Keene and the Atomic Blond taking on Lone Eagle. BALLOT Little League All-Stars For annual game, July 5, 4 p.m. First Base Catcher « Second Base Catcher ThiH Base Pitcher Left Field ™T er Shortstop pltcher Centerfield Pitcher Right Field Manager Utility Infield Manager Utility Outfielder Manager Mail Ballot to Little League All-Stars, Courier News Blytheville, or bring it to Courier News Office. NG SOMEWHERE THE FOURTH... I •OTtLlD m IONO YIILOWSTONI, INC., LOUISVIUI, KY. HOW ABOUT YOUR TIRES?... Slick, worn tires are even more dangerous these hot, muggy days. Your family's safety is your greatest asset. Don't take chances • . . Come in and talk with us about FIRESTONE'S FOURTH OF JULY SPECIALS | For the holiday we are offering a special B savings on new Firestone tires. Just drop • by and let us tell you what it will cost to "re- • shoe" your car completely. You can buy new • Firestone's (with your old, recappable tire) • for a low as I And Up Plus Federal Tax Battery Worn Out? . . 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