The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 1, 1954
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FAtJt HGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS June Was Really Hot Month for the Giants Leo's Lads Only Won 24 of 28 By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The Cleveland Indians and New York Giants greeted July in first place today, but they probably were a little sorry to set June fade from the calendar. In the last 30 days every one of the other 14 major league teams lost .ground in the pennant races. Cleveland was in first place a month ago but added two games to its margin over Chicago and half a game over the third-place New York Yankees. The National League race fell apart in -June, leaving only the Giants and Brooklyn as solid contenders with Philadelphia an outside possibility. Giants: 24 of 28 The Giants turned in the best record ever compiled for the month of June in the modern history of the majors. They won 24 out of 28 games and moved from third place, a game and a half out of the lead, into a three-game advantage over second-place Brooklyn. The Dodgers had 'an excellent 218 mark for the month but dropped from a single game behind to three. The Phils fell 6y 2 more games off the pace; Cincinnati, 9%; St. Louis, 11; Pittsburgh, 11 ft; Milwaukee, 12 in a nosedive from first to fourth place, and Chicago, 17. | American Leaguers Fall The ground lost by American League teams also was considerable although not as much as in the senior circuit. In addition to the half-game loss by the Yankees and the 2 games by the White Sox, the Philadelphia Athletics lost 5%; Washington and Baltimore, 8 each; and Boston and Detroit, 10 each. On the final day of the month the Giants whipped Brooklyn 5-2, Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh 8-0, St. Louis crushed Cincinnat ill-3 and Chicago broke an ll-g?me losing streak with a 9-7 decision over Milwaukee in the National League. Bratcher Leads Rams to Victory Cool Relief Work Aids Up and Coming Club in 13-2 Win By Sam Norris Smart relief pitching by Joe Bratcher, plus some nearty hitting and tight fielding, gave the up-and-com? too far and was thrown out by Catcher Charles Coulter trying for third. While Bratcher was cutting ten more notches in his strikeout record and winning his fourth game against one loss, his mates were busy rolling up a score. Manager Bill Bear of the Bruins started Bill Ross, but the Rams quickly got to him for four runs in the first inning capitalizing on two errors a single by Eddie Perry, a hit bateman, David Barnes, and a triple by Coalter- Privett, who started as receiver, was sent to the mound in relief with none out in the first and man- in the Pony League race Wednesday afternoon. Their unwilling victims were the Christian Bears, who succumbed by a 13-2 margin. The cool young righthander who burned up the Little League the past two years with his hurling talents, was called to the mound in the second to rescue little Bill Haney who had filled the bases with two walks and a hit batsman with nobody out. With Jim Privett grimly waving a big bat, and a Bear rally in the making, Joe proceeded to strike out Privett, Squirrel Jackson and Dickie Nokes in rapid succession. Scare in Sixth The Bears "did not threaten again until the sixth, when the Bruins scored their only runs. Catcher Steve McGuire grounded out, but Harold O'Neal singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Larry Campbell fanned, but Don Tinker's double scored O'Neal, and Privett's single sent Tinker home with the second tally. Privett was safe stealing second, but the red head stretched his luck to retire the side after giving up a triple to Haney. Privett then fanned Lamar wheat and Bobby Watson, and Jack Renfro popped out to Privett. Four in Fourth. The Rams scored four in the fourth on Wayne Honeycutt's home run with the bases full. Coalter and Watson both were aboard as result of walks, and Haney by virtue of a double. Rams AB R H FO A E Cleveland shaded Baltimore 2-0, Chicago bowed to Detroit 4-3, Boston tripped the Yankees 6-1 and Philadelphia edged Washington 8-7 in the American League. Lockman Sends 'em Home Johnny Antonelli won his llth game and became the second left- hander to beat the Dodgers this season as the Giants made it two straight over their bitter rivals. New York broke up a 2-1 thriller with three in the eighth on four walks and a single by Whitey Lockman. RobHi Roberts applied his whitewash brush to the Pirates for the third straight time. It was his llth victory. He had 12 by this date a year ago. Nothing comes easy to the Cubs these days. After losing 11 straight they built up a 9-2 lead over Mil- waukee in eight innings only to have the Braves rally for five in the last of the ninth. The Cubs ended the month with 21 losses in 25 starts. Card Rookies Sparkle Rookies sparkled for the Cardinals. Joe Cunningham,, playing his firts major league game, drove in five runs at Cincinnati with a home run and a single. Brooks Lawrence, making his secand start, won his second game. Rip Repulski hom- ered twice for St. Louis. Mike Garcia handcuffed Baltimore on four isngles and Larry Doby gave-him the only run he really needed with a 400-foot homer. A ninth-inning homer by Bill Tuttle sent the White Sox down to defeat. The Sox had rallied for two runs to tie the score in the eighth on a walk, a double by Chico Car- rasquel and a single by George Kell. Nixon Knows The Yankees ran into Willard Nixon again in Botson and the right-hander whipped them for the third time this season. Tom Morgan of the Yankees hit three Boston satters in the third inning, tying a major league record. Mickey Man;le's 14th homer was the only New York run. Bill Wilson, who has found the home run range since being traded ;o Philadelphia by the White Sox, hit a pair against Washington, the second one coming in the last of ihe ninth for the victory margin. Wilson has hit seven homers, five on June. Honeycutt, 3b-ss. 5 Bratcher. ss-p 3 Perry, cf - .4 Barnes, Ib 2 Coalter, c 2 Haney, p-3b 4 Wheat, x rf 3 Vincent, rf 1 Watson, If 2 Morrow, If 0 Renfro, 2b 4 BOYS-—Bill Lee, top, of Pennsylvania high jumped 5 feet 10 to take second in the Oxford-Cambridge versus Cornell- Pennsylvania meet at London's White City Stadium. Southern Califormas Ernie Shelton cleared 6 feet 10 fc winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association title Each had one shoe off and one on. (NEA) Totals 30 13. 9 21 8 0 Bears Nokes, ss 4 0 0 Howard, 2b-3b 4 0 1 Jayroe, Ib ..3 0 0 McGuire, 3b-c.---2 0 0 O'Neal, If 2 1 1 Ross, p-2b 1 0 0 Campbell, 2b 1 0 0 Tinker, cf 2 1 1 Privett, c-p 3 02 Jackson, rf 2 0 0 Kelly, rf 0 0000 McCaslin, rf 1 0000 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 Totals 25 2 5 18 5 4 Winning pitcher, Bratcher; Losing pitcher, Ross. Struck out: by Haney 3, Bratcher 10, Privett 6. Walked, by Haney 2, Bratcher 1, Privett 6. Hits off Haney 1, Bratcher 4, Ross, 2, Privett 7. Home runs—Honeycutt; triples—Coalter, Haney; doubles— Coalter, Haney, Tinker, Privett. Newcomers Help Cards to Victory CINCINNATI (AP) — A couple of newly acquired rookies gave the St. Louis Cardinals just the boost they needed last night, leading the Redbirds to a 11-3 victory over the Cincinnati Redlegs. Top SA Clubs Rule Star Roost Big Four Grab 14 of 17 Berthi On All Star Squad ATLANTA UR— Southern Association managers yesterday nominated players from the four top clubs in the league for 14 of the 17 berths on the 1954 All-star squad. The team pilots expressed their preferences with their ballots in the Atlanta Constitution's fifth annual All-star poll. Mobile's new manager, Greg Joe Cunningham, first baseman who arrived just a few hours before game time from Rochester, N. Y., drove in five of the St. Louis runs with a three-run homer and a two-run single. Brooks Lawrence scattered nine hits in gaining his second triumph since reporting to the parent club from the Columbus, Ohio, farm. He has lost once—in relief against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Second year man Rip Repulski produced four runs with two four- baggers—his 13th and 14th. He hit 15 during all of his rookie year. Ray Jablonski, another rookie of 1953, batted in the other Cardinal tallies. Cards Bust Loose Wally Moon's double and Jabbo's single gave the Redbirds a brief 1-0 lead in the "first, but Gus Bell tied the count in the Cincinnati half with his 10th home run. The pitchers — Art Fowler for the Redlegs—dueled evenly until the fifth when St. Louis scored one on another Jablonski single Castoff Phil Cavaretta Taces Old Club in Chicago Tonight By JEREY LISKA CHICAGO (AP) — Phil Cavarretta, hot-hitting "spare tire' of the Chicago White Sox, tonight plays for the first time against the team he served 20 years as man and boy, the Chicago Cubs. There's a' touch of irony in 37- year-old Cavarretta's appearance in a charity exhibition game against the wobbly Bruins, who last spring disowned him as manager because of alleged lack of will to win.. Since Phil joined the Sox in May, he has become a most valuable pinchhitter and stand-in for Ferris Pain at first base. In 19 games he has batted 30 times and produced 11 hits for a club-leading average. To Play Regularly With Fain injured, Cavarretta must play in the vital series, at Cleveland this weekend. The Cubs, in replacing Cavarret- ;a with Stan Hack, offered to keep Phil in the organization, but the 'old pro" elected to step out and try to hook on elsewhere. It was a tough spot for any man, sounced as a manager and already etired by himself as a player. But Phil sold himself that he could do tvell as a player-coach. "I can play 50 or 75 games for sure," he said as he tried one club after another without success. He even talked about being ' a >l-a-year player. Finally the White Sox, having miserable luck with pinch hitters, signed him. Presumably he's getting $6,000-a-year, he major league minimum. This soil be deducted from the salary he Cubs still have to pay him under a managerial contract. This ,vas estimated at $35,000. Cavarretta is in marvelous physical condition. He still can cut a and three on Cunningham's j wicked caper around first base. Where did he find the baseball fountain of youth? "Maybe the best explanation is homer. In the seventh the Cards broke loose for a five-run rally which included Cunningham's bases-loaded single and Repulski's first four- bagger of the night. He hit the other in the ninth frame. that I'm not tense because of man-, aging and I'm in there playing more regularly than I allowed myself as a manager." Wards Wins From Courier In Y's MSL Montgomery Ward's softballers salted away their third victory of the season,at Little Park yesterday afternoon on a 12-7 win over the Courier News outfit. Adding proof t« the theme recently developed in this league that it is dangerous to score a commanding lead in the opening inning, the Courier took a 3-0 lead in the first canto and added one in the second. It stood up for two innings, as Ward's came back in the third to score three and make it a 4-3 ball game. In the top of the fourth, the Printers added one, but then came the deluge as the Wardmen sent ten men to the plate and had a merry-go-round for five runs. The big blow in this spree was Fowler's second home run poke, which carried into the rock pile and was good for three runs. The same big bat had slashed one down the third base line, just out of reach of the left fielder, in the third. The Courier scored one marker each' in the fifth and sixth, but Ward's coasted in after using four hits and an error for four addi- iional counters in the 5th. Billy Baker was the winning pitcher, yielding 9 hits but keep- ng them well scattered except in the first frame, when Ollison was safe on an error, and three successive hits by Childress, Lewis and ^edbetter gave the newsmen their big inning. Paul McDaniel started on the lill for the Courier but gave way ;o Marvin Ross in the fourth after Fowler had teed off. Bob Childress led the Courier batsmen with two singles and a double in four trips, while Fowler's ;wo homers in three trips was the big gun for Ward's. This afternoon at Maloney Park, he Courier , News plays General Motors Acceptance Corporation in a game postponed from May 31. Stan Musial is seeking his seventh National League hatting title. Sports Roundup— Wimbledon Is State By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — There was considerable indignation, or at least amazement, among this nation's sports fans the other day at some news that came out of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where for nearly a fortnight the world's best tennis players have been using up many hundreds of tennis balls. It seemed that some 18,000 paying customers had sat and stood through a long afternoon of chilling rain without having seen a ball struck and then, upon being prodded by the public address system, simply had gathered up their possessions and gone quietly back home. There were no rain checks to b€ used on another day. There were no refunds. Riot, At Least The general reaction we have heard and read is that if anything of the kind had occurred on this side of the big water there would have been a man-sized riot, at the very least. This probably is true. It should not be lightly assumed, however, that the British tennis fan is necessarily a spineless creature because he submitted to such highhanded treatment. Over many years, our observation has been that the British tennis fan is a mar apart. He bears little resemblance to the American variety and none whatsoever to the Australian, except insofar as they all like to watch good tennis. A State of Mind Over a, matter of 75 years, Wimbledon has become more a state of mind than a mere tennis tourna- I ment to the normal Briton. The j great sprawling plant with its covered main stands and acres of velvety grass has become the shrine of tennis-loving folk everywhere. Men and women and medium- sized children stand in block-long lines all night for the privilege oJ buying tickets which will permit them to stand at the sides of the famed center court all the next day and witness a final. Just Be There The big thing is to have been at Wimbledon on at least one day of the great fortnight. For the first week the quality of competition doesn't really amount to much, yet we have seen a crowd of 30,000 jamming happily from court to court on the first Saturday or drinking tea blissfully under the tents and stands. Chances are that nobody thought of demanding his dough back the other day. There is the additional fact that most of the 14,000-plus seats in the center court—the expensive ones- are reserved from year to year for the length of the tournament, so that those who bought their way in at the gate were not nicked for too much — about the price of a double scotch. TO TAKt OUT BARBECUE PORK and CHICKEN or Hit C ft* I rooks, Prop Hi way II PKoitt 3SJ3 Manila, Ark. Overweight? SWEETENS WITHOUT CALORIES! Sweetens ln$tantly Mulleavy, did not vote. He said he has seen only four clubs in action since he replaced Stan Wasiak and didn't feel qualified to pick a team. Barons' Crax Lead Atlanta and Birmingham, running neck and neck in the pennant race, ran the same way in the balloting. Five players were chosen from each of these two teams. New Orleans, Chattanooga and Nashville each placed two men, and one from Memphis got the nod. None was chosen from the Little Rock and Mobile clubs. Three players were elected by unanimous votes. They are Birmingham catcher Lou. Berberet, infielder Herb Plews of Birmingham and Nashville outfielder Bob Lennon. Atlanta's 14-game winner, Leo Cristante, was next in line with six votes. Atlanta Unit The managers complimented Atlanta's regular outfield by naming Bob Montag, Pete Whisenant and Chuck Tanner as a unit. Lennon and his V61" teammate, Eric Rodin, round out the All-star outfield. Durocher Credits Bullpen Staff By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Leo Durocher of the New York Giants today called his brilliant bullpen duo of Hoyt Wilhelm and Marvin Grissom the best in baseball and challenged anybody to refute his statement. "Show me another relief pitcher as good as either Wilhelm or Grissom," Durocher demanded. "Let alone a pair as good as this one. My two are the greatest, no doubt about it." They'll Win It "I'll let you in on a little secret," he added. "If the Giants win the pennant this year, it will be won in the bullpen." The 51,464' fans who watched Grissom win his eighth game of the season with a scintillating four- inning relief stint against Brooklyn Tuesday night and the 29,693 spectators who saw Wilhelm subdue the Dodgers again with a brilliant rescue Job yesterday could have no rebuttal. Top Performance Wilhelm's performance was one of his best of the season. He entered the scene in the eighth inning with runners on first and third and nobody out and the Giants holding a 2-1 lead. Jackie Robinson stood at the plate. Waiting right behind him were Gil Hodges and Roy Campanella. The 30-year-old knuckleball expert held Robinson to a short fly" to left that failed to advance the runners. He got Hodges to hit into a double play. The Giants went on to pick up three runs in their half of the eighth to win 5-2 and boost their first-place lead over the Dodgers to three games. It was the 15th game this season that Wilhelm worked in a winning game. Since June 12 he has been in nine games and the Giants have won them all. Grissom, the 36-year- old screwball artist, has an even better record. He has pitched in 17 winning games and owns an 8-2 won and lost record compared to Wilhelm's 62. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet Cleveland 48 Chicago 46 New York 45 Detroit 31 22 26 27 37 40 41 44 42 .686 .639 .625 .456 .420 .406 .380 .373 GB 3 4 16 18'/ 3 191/2 Washington ... 29 Philadelphia ... 28 Baltimore 27 Boston 25 42 .373 21% Today's Games ^ New Yor?' at Boston Only game scheduled Wednesday's Results Boston 6, New York 1 Cleveland 2, Baltimore 0 Detroit 4, Chicago 3 Philadelphia 8, Washington 7 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet !«/ York 47 23 .671 Brooklyn 44 26 .629 37 30 34 34 34 36 33 36 Chicago 24 43 Philadelphia Milwaukee . Cincinnati .. St. Louis ... Pittsburgh 23 48 .552 .500 .486 .478 .358 .324 GB 3 8ft 12 . 13 24 Today's Games Brooklyn at New York St. Louis at Milwaukee Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results New York 5, Brooklyn 2 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 0 Chicago 9, Milwaukee 7 . St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 3 MINOR .LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 5, Minneapolis 4 (11 innings) St. Paul 12, Columbus 8 Kansas City 10, Toledo 0 Indianapolis 12, Louisville 6 Texas League Beaumont 9, San Antonio 3 Dallas 4, Tulsa 3 Shreveport 4, Houston 1 Oklahoma City 7, Fort Worth 6 Western League Des Moines 3, Lincoln 1 Sioux City 7, Omaha 2 Colorado' Springs 5, Denver 2 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 47 31 .603 -•• 48 34 .585 1 44 - 36 .550 4 40 40 .500 8 36 43 .456 11 36 43 .456 lift 37 45 .451 12 29 45 .392 15 Atlanta Birmingham ew Orleans hattanopga jittle Rock Vtemphis Mobile Nashville To Homer is Divine ANDERSON, S. C. (£) — Virgil Stallcup, playing manager of the Anderson Rebels in the Tri-State League, believes it's human to err, btu divine to homer. In a game against Greenville, Stallcup's error permitted three unearned runs to score in the top of the ninth inning. In the last half of the inning, however, he blasted a home run with two aboard to win the game, 8-7. BALLOT Little League All-Stars For annual game, July 5, 4 p.m. First Ease Catcher Second Base Catcher Third Base Pitcher Left Field ™ c * er Shortstop Pitcher 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. 'Yesterday's Results Atlanta 8, Memphis 7 Birmingham 9, Little Rock 4 Mobile 2,' Chattanooga 0 Tew Orleans 14, Nashville 1 Today's Games Nashville at New Orleans Chattanooga at Little Rock 2 COTTON STATES LEAGUE American Association W L Pet. 42 22 34 26 33 30 GB El Dorado 42 22 .656 — Greenville 34 26 .567 6 Meridian 33 30 .524 9ft Pine Bluff 29 31 .483 11 Monroe 27 36 .429 14ft Hot Springs 21 41 .339 Yesterday's Results Pine Bluff 11, El Dorado 10 Meridian 4, Hot Springs 3 Greenville 14, Monroe 8 Today's Games Meridian at Monroe Greenville at Pine bBluff El Dorado at Hot Springs TAKE IT HOME! One Quart J-fOO Italian Spaghetti ... Razorback Drive-In DROP AND STIR TO MIX USE FASWEET In Drinb, Food$ *nd COOKING Contains NO Sugar HAS NO FOOD VALUE Absolutely NON-FATTENfNG 3 DROPS WILL SWffTfN i CUP or corru OP TIA 1 Teaipeen'ul 16 o' Suqar ' Tobl«ipooi'u! 1 Cup Suqor PURE —HARMLESS ASK yOUR DOCTOR! 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