The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 2, 1954
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PAGI EIOTT (AKK.) OUUAIGH BTEWJ FRIDAY, JULY I, 1M4 Chance to Go Up * * * ****** Tribe, Sox Fight Each Other By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer The time has come for the New York Yankees to sit back and watch Cleveland and Chicago knock each other around long enough for the Yanks to slip into the American League lead. It may not happen that way, but there never will be a better opportunity. Here's the situation in the league in the next 10 days. Cleveland, now leading by three games, has to play the second place White Sox eight times between tonight and a, week from Sunday. Yanws Get Nats During the same spell the Yankees will •• be meeting fifth-place Washington in seven games. And right here may be the kicker. The Yanks should win most or all of those games, but there is no certainty that they will. So far, the Senators steadfastly have refused to play dead for the New Yorkers. Cleveland and Chicago have met eight times with the White Sox winning five. Even if they can keep up this average the Sox will gain only cue full game on the Indians. fight For Win New York was the only one of The Greatest Giant — IV He's Man Who Makes Difference By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — "One man makes the difference in a ball club," said Leo Durocher, manager of the New York Giants. "We've got that man. Who is he? Willie Mays. Who else?" "Willie is a manager's dream," Durocher continued. "He is always doing something to ( amaze you. He the American League contenders does 100 different things. You've that played yesterday. The Yankees jumped away to a 7-0 lead at Boston but had to struggle for an 8-7 victory/This left the Yanks 3% games out of first place. In the National League, the New York Giants got, into a four-game lead by whipping Brooklyn for the third straight day 5-2. St. Louis crushe'd Milwaukee 9-2 with Stan Musial and rookie Joe Cunningham hitting two home runs each. No other games were scheduled in either league. Sain Johnny Sain, who has allowed only eight runs in^35 2-3 innings of relief pitching, came to the Yankees' rescue • in Boston and. shut out the stubborn Bed Sox through the final three innings. Home runs by Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer and Andy Carey were the big blows in the Yanks' 12-hit attack. The Gia'nts used another of their patented late-inning climaxes to hog-tie the Dodgers. After Brooklyn had pulled into a 2-2 deadlock in the seventh on home runs by Roy Campanella and Carl Furillo; the Giants came back with three in the eighth. The first two of the three came as pinch hitter Dusty Rhodes duplicated his game-winning single of Tuesday night with the bases loaded. Cunningham, brought up to the Cardinals Wednesday as a replace- got to make notes on him every day in order to keep track of everything-" he does.'-' Most- folks taow that Durocher has a weakness for building up young, budding stars, especially if they are members of his own club. So it might be a good idea to hear from some other expert observers. . Better ' Chan Joe? "I always thought Terry Moore and Joe DiMaggio were the best I've ever seen on fielding ground balls," said Frank Frisch, former big league star and manager, "but this guy (Mays) is the best. I mean, for charging in and throwing. He doesn't wait for the ball. He's got the right idea. You can't throw out a base runner standing still." •"Mays and Jimmy Piersall are the greatest outfielders I have ever seen with the exception of the DiMaggio brothers," said Hoot Evers, the...Giant outfielder who was a teammate of Piersall's with ment for Tom Alston, hit one home run in his first'major league game Wednesday night in Cincinnati and drove home four runs with his two blows into the right field seats at Milwaukee yesterday. the Red Sox. "Mays, however, gets the call over Piersall because he is a better hitter." Never Worrle* "Willie is great because he never worries," said Monte Irvin, the Giants' slugging leftfielder and Mays' roommate. "To him, it's a game. He laughs and clowns .all the time. He takes nothing seriously. He'd play for nothing. He's not big but he's powerful. He's muscular like Stan Musial." Mays is ~& natural athlete. He stands five feet, 10% inches and weighs 180 pounds. He has big hands and powerful wrists with sinewy arms strewn with muscle. He has sort of a pug nose that always looks as if it had just been punched. He walks lightly as if he were on springs and when he runs. Every part of his body is busy. One Of 11 Mays is the oldest of 11 children. He was born May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Ala. His father was a steel worker who found time to PONY STARS — Members of the Pony League All-Star aggregation who will oppose the league- leading Presbyterian Tigers in the first annual all- star game at Compress Field here Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock arc: (front row left to right) O'Neal (Bears), Jayroe (Bears), Howard (Bears), Nokes (Bears), Bratcher (Rams). Haney (Rams), Fitzgerald (Eagles); (Back row, left to right) P. D. Foster (Eagles), assistant coach, Barnes (Rams), Fowler (Eagles), Holt (Eagles), Honeycutt (Rams), Perry (Rams), Nelson (Eagles), Coalter (Rams), Privett (Bears), Bill Bear, (Bears), head coach. Assistant Coach Dan Caldwell was not present when the picture was made. Martinez Butchers Aragon; HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Vince Martinez of New Jersey, having removed the glitter from '"Golden Boy" Art Aragon, today challenged welterweight champion Kid Gavilan and hung out a $100,000 bait for a title match in Los Angeles this autumn. Martinez' manager, Bill Daly, who is no man for penny ante measures, saw his 25-year-old puncher from Paterson hand Aragon the worst beating of his career last night and announced: Nearly Got KO "I am ready to guarantee Gavilan $100,000 to defend his title here against Vince." Martinez, who did everything but p knock the Los Angeles veteran out! Courier Drops MSL Contest To GMAC Nine For the second day in a row, the Courier News softball team dissi- due for a higher ranking in the nation's welterweight division following his victory last night. Aragon's face was a bloody mess. He had slashes around both eyes which were almost shut tight, his nose was broken and his mouth was cut. Vince Unmarked Until last night he was rated eighth nationally while Martinez was unranked. But there was no question about the verdict. Referee Abe Roth, under California's 11 points per round system, gave Vince 59 points to 51, Judge Frankie Van play baseball with the Birming- ? matched it, -and Judge Reggie Gilham Black Barons. Thus he had the contacts to get Willie a tryout with the club when he began spattering base hits all over the neighborhood sandlots. As sophomore quarterback in the T formation, Willie passed for all 118 points his Fairfield. Ala., high school team made that season. Willie was 15 then. Sports Roundup— Concensus: Giants Have It By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The question now before the house is whether the Giants can go all the way. It has even superseded in importance the burning debate over the relative merits of Willie Mays and Duke Snider, which was on the point of becoming, silly on the eve of the monumental Giants-Dodgers series this week. more called it 60-50. The Associated Press also scored it 60-50. Martinez, 146 winning . his 35th victory in 41 fights, did not receive a scratch. a fifth inning rally to pull out a 10-9 decision in a game played at Maloney Park yesterday afternoon It was a make-up of a game post poned by rain from May 31. The Newsmen jumped off to three run first inning on the basis of singles by Ollison, Halstead an Birmingham and a triple by Die: Shanks. They added another in the sec ond on Paul McDaniel's slicin home run down the right field Jin and rang up two more in the third on some loose fielding and throwing by the Motormen. The latter, trailing by 6-0, posted four on the board in the bottom o the third on two hits and some gif plays by the opposition. After holding the Courier scoreless in the fourth, they came up with two more in the lower half on some rather weird fielding by the Newsmen. McAlister was safe on Ollison's error. Harshman then got a life as Haywood Hardy dropped the throw from third but was erased at second, as McAlister scored. Meharg was safe on Birmingham's error and scored on Huff's single. The Printers staged a rally to cop the lead briefly in the fifth on singles by Ross, Birmingham Having watched Leo Durocher's club take care of its 1 " cross-river rivals in impressive fashion, and having observed that Mays is not by any means the only big leaguer on its roster, a great many baseball men have revised their earlier estimates and now are ready to believe that the Giants have the class to lead Brooklyn to the wire. Obviously, none of the other six National League teams has a chance as the halfway stage nears. Turning: Point In this corner's opinion, the big turning point came, not in the Giants' spectacular inning victory in the opener Tuesday night, but when Johnny Antonelli, the young left-hander, choked off the two- time champions the following afternoon and ran his winning record to 11-2 for the season. That was the one which hurt the Brooks deeply ana convinced the Giants they can't be headed. Groans to Grins \ The Dodgers had racked up the young southpaw on their last meeting. Their right-handed batting power has, in fact, been death to left-handers over several seasons. For that reason, Durocher had not planned to use Antonelli in the series, but was left with no alternative when his original nominee, Jim Hearn, wrenched his side. There were audible groans from the Polo Grounds assemblage when Johnny began to warm up. And then, as inning after inning went by and the former bonus baby continued to hold the Dodgers in tight check, mainly with his assortment of curves, one began to sense that he was witnessing something important. Antonelli didn't quite last. He was lifted for the Giants' great reliever, Hoyt Wilhelm, after an error had helped get him in a hole in the eighth. But by that time he had thoroughly buried the Brooklyn southpaw "jinx" and the Giants had tucked away their 24th victory against only four defeats for the month of June. Solid Club It would be silly, of course, to count the Dodgers out. They are too solid a club to fold up. The familiar aroma of World Series checks, plus a fierce belief in themselves, will have Walt Alston's veteran stars in there fighting all the way. But one has to feel now that they can be beaten if the Giants pitching sustains its present form and nothing serious happens to any of Durocher's key players, especially to Mays. BALLOT Little League All-Stars For annual game, July 5, 4 p.m. First Base Catcher ...! Second Base Catcher Third Base n ., , Left Field Pltcher 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. 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Hall's double followed by Frank Joe Cunningham \ Took Only One Pair Pants to Majors *y CHRIS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joe Cunningham, young St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman who has hit three homers and driven in nine runs in two games as a major leaguer, is going to havt to buy another pair of trousers. "Man," the 22-year-old blond right field bleachers. He came up slugger said in the clubhouse here yesterday after cracking a pair off Warren Spahn, veteran Milwaukee Braves' left-hander, "this is just like a dream." "I always wanted to be a big leaguer, but I had no idea it would come so soon. I left the minors in such a hurry I only brought along one pair of trousers. I guess I'm still in a sort of shock." It was just two nights ago, after an International League doubleheader with Havana, Cuba, that Cunningham found out he was coming up to the Cardinals from their Rochester, N. Y., farm club. "They told me that night, after we got through, that at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning I was to go up to the Cardinals," he said with a shy grin. "I had all my stuff at the cleaners and the only pants I've got are the ones rve been wearing." Cunningham, joined the Cardinals at Cincinnati Wednesday night three hours before game time after a bus and airplane ,trip and made a sensational debut, clouting a home run off Art Fowler and singing in five trips to the plate to drive in five runs. Yesterday he faced Spahn, the National League's top southpaw a year ago, leading off the second inning. A left-handed hitter, Cunningham, took one ball and then drove a 390-foot homer into the again in the third with Ray Jablonski and Rip Repulski on base and drove his second four-baser into the bleachers Just inside the foul marker, about 350 feet. Harshman's single wrapped it up as they went ahead 10-9. Both teams went down rather tamely in the sixth and seventh frames. The losers garnered a total of 12 base hits while the GMAC hitters could total nine, five of which came in the big fifth. Clark was on the hill for ; the winners while McDaniel did the Courier hurling. AY May Quit Philadelphia Attendance to Stay PHILADELPHIA (IP) — The Philadelphia Athletics, scraping the bottom of the financial barrel to last out the season, have turned in desperation to the city's mayor for help in bolstering their attendance. And Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr., said today the problem is simple: If, Quaker City residents want the franchise to stay in Philadelphia they've got to get out and see the A's play. Now in their 54th year In Philadelphia, the Athletics have drawn only about 125,000 paid admissions for 34 home games. To break even this year the A's need at least a half million paid attendance. Clark has called for a meeting on July 8, of 75 leading citizens from. Philadelphia to form a "Mayor's Committee to keep the Athletics in Philadelphia." 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