The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1954
Page 10
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F Ad TEH BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE SG, 1954 Giants Keep Rolling On Miracle a Day *. * * * * ¥ * * * Again Get Last-Inning Win By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The New York Giants apparently are going to stay in first place until they run out of miracles. So far their supply has seemed almost unlimited. They pulled another one out of the hat last night, beating their bitter rivals, the Brook- lW Dodgers, 4-3 in 13 innings when Dusty Rhodes delivered a two-out, pinch-hit single with the bases loaded and the Giants a run behind. It was the 10th time this season that the Giants have won in their test chance at bat. Three weeks ago yesterday a ninth-inning double by Monte Irvin drove in two runs for a 6-5 victors' over Milwaukee. Two days later, still in Milwaukee, rookie'Bill Taylor delivered a pinch homer in the 10th for a 1-0 victory that moved ttie New Yorkers into a first-place tie with Brooklyn. Two In Front Nineteen games later they are two lengths in front of the Dodgers. During that time they've won 16 and lost 3, and six of those victories came in the final inning. Brooklyn twice tried to steal the script last night. Trailing 2-0 after eight innings, the Dodgers kept the game alive as Jackie Robinson singled with on* out in the ninth and rode home on Roy Campanula's two-out homer over the left field grandstand. In the top of the 13th rookie Don Hoak sliced a homer into the nearby right field seats. Three Walks And Norm barker's Slugging Rates Big Slice of Credit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mobile's once-bumbling Bears have begun to show their claws and husky Norm Larker's slugging rates a big slice of credit for the change. The 23-year-old first baseman walloped two home runs, each with a man on, to help the Bears to a 10-3 victory over Chattanooga last night. • In the last eight games, Larker, a six-foot, 180-pourider, has hit at a crisp .500 pace, His 15 hits in 30 trips included five home runs and three doubles and he accounted for 16 RBI's. Travs Win Little Rock and Birmingham also engaged in a home run contest. The Travs won 15-10 in 10 innings although the Barons had a 3-2 edge in homers. Memphis collected three home runs while whipping the tottering Atlanta Crackers 9-5 and New Orleans trimmed Nashville 6-2 despite a homer by Vol pitcher Tony West. The Travs' extra-inning explosion for four runs, highlighted by Dolph Regelsky's two- run triple, prevented the second-place Barons from moving into a virtual tie with Atlanta for the league lead. with Detroit, winning 5-0 after los- ! Little Rock's 19-hit attack on four 10-3. The New York Yankees Baron hurlers included homers by Giants sandwiched three walks around two outs and Rhodes turned the crowd of 51,464 into a bedlam with his hit up the middle. Elsewhere in the National League the Chicago Cubs lost their llth in a row, 7-0 to Milwaukee; Philadelphia whipped Pittsburgh' 4-0: mnd Cincinnati crushed 8t. Louis H-4. Sox Split Cleveland picked up half a game on Chicago In the American League two games. The Indians beat Baltimore 5-1 but Chicago had to settle for a split decision in a twin bill Mobile Bears Growling Now Ing stayed three games back with a 14-5 triumph at Boston. Philadelphia Bhaded Washington 3-2. Art Houtteman. of the Indians broke a five game Baltimore winning streak with a five-hitter. One of the Orioles* hits was a single by Dick Kryoski, who stretched his streak to 19 games, longest in the majors this season. White Sox in the first game as Harvey Kuenn opened with a home run and the Tigers added a dozen more hits in piling up their seven run winning margin. Sandy Consuegra checked them on three safeties in the nightcap, which was shortened to eight innings by the league curfew. Mantle Has Four Mickey Mantle paced the Yankee assault and the Boston pitching corps with four hits in five times up, including a triple. Harry Byrd, unaccustomed to such robust support, weakened and needed help from Tom Gorman. Arnold Portocarrero, a likely looking rookie, won his fifth straight for the Athletes with the help of a Washington error by Mickey Vernon and a triple by Bill Renna. Jim Wilson of the Braves, who was on the market for $10,000 with no takers until he pitched a no- hitter earlier this month, turned in Ralph Atkins and Jake Crawford. It was Atkins' llth of the season and came with two men on. Atlanta pitching, which has left much to be desired of late, continued to please the opposition and Memphis ranked four Crackers for 15 hits. Sammy Baugh ' completed 1,709 forward passes during 16 seasons with the Washington Redskins. Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears completed seven touchdown passes in a 1943 game against the Giants for the League record. National Football Baseball Standing: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W New York 46 Brooklyn 44 Philadelphia ... 36 Milwaukee Cincinnati 34 34 St. Louis 32 L 23 25 30 33 35 36 43 47 Pet .667 .638 .545 .507 .493 .471 .348 .329 GB 11 12 13 V 2 21 V 2 23 V 2 Chicago 23 Pittsburgh 23 Today's Games Brooklyn at New York Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (N) St. Louis at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at Milwaukee Tuesday's Results New York, 4, Brooklyn 3 (13 innings) Philadelphia 4. Pittsburgh ; Cincinnati 11, St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 7, Chicago 0 Cleveland 47 Chicago 46 New York 45 Detroit 30 Washington - -. 29 Philadelphia 22 25 26 37 39 41 43 42 .681 .648 .634 .448 .426 .397 .386 .364 GB 2 3 16 19 & 20 V 2 21 & 27 Baltimore 27 Boston 24 Today's Games Detroit at Chicago Cleveland at Baltimore (N) Washington at Philadelphia (N) New York at Boston Tuesday's Results Cleveland 5 Baltimore 1 New York 14 Boston 5 Philadelphia 3 Washington 2 Detroit 10-0 Chicago 3-5 SOUTHERN Atlanta 46 Birmingham ... 47 New Orleans ... 43 40 36 Memphis 36 Chattanooga Little Rock . ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 31 .597 — 34 .580 1 36 .544 4 39 .506 7 42 .462 10!2 42 .462 10 V; 45 .444 12 44 .397 15 hapless Cubs. Eddie Mathews hit his 14th homer. Wehmeir Shines An inside-the-park home run by Richie Ashburn with two mates on base broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning at Pittsburgh as Herman Wehmeier pitched a seven-hit shutout. Stan Musial hit his 24th home run, tying Willie Mays of the Giants for the league lead, but the Cardinals continued to sink deeper into second division. Gus Bell led the Cincinnati attack with a home run and two singles and the Redlegs took advantage of two errors and his third shutout in beating the three hit batsmen. Mobile 36 Nashville 29 Yesterday's Results Memphis 9, Atlanta 5 Little Rock 14, Birmingham (10 innings) Mobile 10, Chattanooga 3 New Orleans 6, Nashville 2 Today's Games .. Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans 10 COTTON STATES LEAGUE American Association W L Pet. GB El Dorado 42 21 .667 — Greenville 33 Meridian 32 26 30 .559 .516 Sports Roundup— No More '54 Fights for Rocky By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK f AP) — A great silence has settled over the heavyweight situation only a fortnight after Rocky Marciano and Ezzard Charles engaged in their blood bath, and what you hear is that they will not .fight again this year. The talked-of return in September is said to be definitely out. HAPPY TALK—When- Leo Durocher calls a Giants' squad meeting these league-leading days, it's a happy one. The manager goes through the motions in the Polo Grounds dressing room as son Chris, 8, top row center, listens in, too. (NEA) __ Ring Magazine Shakes up Boxing Ratings, Dropping Ex-Champions NEW YORK (AP) — Two former champions, middleweight Randy Turpin of England, and welterweight Johnny Bratton of Chicago, are out of the first ten rankings for the first time in years in the latest Ring Magazine ratings of boxers. Veteran light heavy weight Danny Nardico also was dropped out of the elite group as editor Nat Fleischer gave every one of his eight divisions a good going-over today. Lausse Gets Spot Turpin, ninth a month ago, and Philadelphia's Gil Turner, who was tenth, were dropped to make room for Argentina's Edurado (KO) La- usse (10th) and Germany's Gustav (Bubi) Scholz (9th). France's Pierre Langlois jumped from sixth to fourth. In the welterweight class, Al Andrews of Superior, Wis., joined the group in the ninth position. Oakland Billy Smith took over Nardico's No. 8 spot. Buccoroni Falls Among the heavy weights, Tommy Harrison was replaced in the big ten by veteran Harry (Kidd) Matthews of Seattle, and Earl Walls of Toronto and Dan Bucceroni of Philadelphia traded the No. 7 and 8 berths with Walls, now seventh. Percy Bassett of Philadelphia once again became the No. 1 contender as the result of his llth round TKO of Lulu Perez and Carmelo Costas' upset of Mexico's Baby Ortiz. Ortiz had been ranked first a month ago. Belgium's Jean Sneyers is now second. France's Ray Famechon third, Perez fourth and Ortiz fifth. .475 .435 ,344 12 15 20 Pine Bluff . ; ... 28 31 Monroe ........ 27 35 Hot Spriners ..... 21 40 Yesterday's HesuUs sMeridian 6, Monroe 0 El Dorado 8-4, Hot Springs 7-2 (first game 10 innings) Greenville at Pine Bluff, ppd, rain. . . Today's Games El Dorado at Hot Springs Greenville at Pine Bluff Meridian at Monroe Sunday Boat Races at Hayti Triangle Boat Club To Sponsor Event CARUTHERSVILLE — The Triangle Boating Club will sponsor a program of speed boat races at the club's Rocky Point Beach on the Mississippi River, three miles east of Hayti Sunday. The club will present an all-day event, with races beginning at 2 p.m. An additional attraction will be an old fashioned barbeque of goat, pork and chicken^ There will also be exhibition surf board riding and water skiing. The club is a non-profit organization, devoted to the development of motor boating and other gutdoor sports in this area. Proceeds from the races will be Trabert Upset By Ken Rosewall WIMBLEDON, England (51—Australia's Ken Rosewall upset top- seeded Tony Trabert of Cincinnati, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. 6-1, to enter the men's singles final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships today. Rosewall is the last surviving "Australian. Playing before a crowd of 15,000 on Wimbledon's famed center court, Trabert's game collapsed completely in the last two sets as his racquet hand, badly blistered a ! week ago, began to trouble him j again. Cards Ship Alston; CallUpCunningham Tom Burgess Also Gets Train Ticket to Rochester CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals tried out Ralph Beard, a Cincinnati native, on the mound last night, but two innings, three walks and one run later sent him to the showers. Then the Cincinnati Redlegs, facing the more familiar offerings of Al Brazle, plunged ahead for an 11-4 victory and a stronger hold on fifth place. No Hits, But, Beard, making his first start for St. Louis since coming up from the Columbus, Ohio, club, didn't allow a hit but showed he was wild in the second with a walk and a pitch which hit Johnny Temple on the head. In the third two walks and an error by Torn Alston, later optioned to Rochester, filled the bases. Beard then walked Roy McMillan to force in the run. A single by Gus Bell off reliefer Brazle brought in two runs and McMillan scored on a doubleplay grounder. The Cards, who had one run in the first on Stan Musial's 24th homer, tallied once in the fourth and twice more in the fifth to tie the count before Bell hit a home run to give Cincinnati the lead for keeps. Rip Repulski drove in both the fifth frame St. Louis runs with a single. The Redlegs scored three run* in both the seventh ind eighth in* nings. A hit batsman, a passed ball and another error by Alston contributed to the St. Louis team's troubles. ; In addition to Alston the Cardinals optioned Tom Burgess, • outfielder, to Rochester and brought up first baseman Joe Cunningham from their New York fmrin club. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit — Charles Liston, 206, St. Louis, outpointed John Summerlin, 193, Detroit, 8. Richmond, Calif. — Nunu Randle, 13oy 2 , Richmond, knocked out Cleo Lane, 128, Oakland, .Calif., 4. San Jose, Calif — Keeny Teran, 117, Los Angeles, knocked out Tommy Rhett, 115, Oakland, Calif. 4. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Warren Spahn, ace southpav/. is the only member of the Milwaukee Braves who played with the Boston Braves in the 1948 World Series. used for additional development of! the beach. " ' BALLOT Little League All-Stars For annual game, July 5, 4 p.m. First Base Catcher , Second Base Catcher , Third Base pitcher Left Field -^77 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. most., best MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 6-4. Minneapolis 5-5 Toledo 2. Kansas City 1 Indianapolis 8, Louisville 3 Columbus 12, St. Paul 9 Texas League Shreveport 2, Houston 1 (11 innings) Oklahoma City 5. Fort Worth 2 Dallas 8. Tulsa 1 Beaumont 7, San Antonio C Western League Omaha 11-4. Sioux City 7-9 Pueblo 2. Wichita 0 Des Moines 14, Lincoln 4 Denver at Colorado Springs, postponed It's a delicate subject and neither i February. side likes very much to talk about | it, but the obstacle is the same one which has caused M a r c i a n o , against his natural instincts, to be one of the most inactive of the champions — the income tax. He would be able to take home only small leavings from another bout this year, scarcely enough to justify his risking the title. Wants Charles Again gent is that the two pennant win-; ners might meet in a final series j often, and it is no secret that the sooner he gets Ezzard in the ring again he better he will like It. L But he will never argue the wisdom of the man who made him champion, his manager Al Weill. One report i* that the second edition of one of the greatest heavyweight brawls in There appears no chance what- just as the regular season and one ever that the two major leagues i of them give the other a frightful will do anything more important j mauling. Nobody would want to go than play a ball game at Cleveland, j to the World Series. Hank Greenberg's proposal thati American and National League clubs play a certain number 'Of scheduled games against each other during the regular season as a means of stimulating new interest in the game has drawn almost a blanket blasting from Hank's fellow j magnates. May Hurut Series Probably the chief fault being found with the plan is that it would throw into the discard all batting and pitching and fielding records that have been set over the long years — make them meaningless in the future. 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