The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 2, 1954
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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1954 BLYIBEVILLE (AUK.) CUUK1BH NEW I Giant Spirit; Klu's Trouble; Doc to AA Job? By MURRAY What better illustration of the Giants' team spirit than Billy Gardner who, when apprised Hank Thompson was ready to resume at third after illness, yipped, "Good, we'll get that long ball in there again' back to the bench . even if it meant Gardner went Bucky Walter* had the most vital hand in makinj; a major league chucker of Milwaukee's Gene Conley—by teaching- him to hold men on base. ... Ted Kluszewski will never get over the 1951 season when he was profiled in a magazine with emphasis on the home movies he used to. study his swing—and promptly dropped to a disastrous .259, followed by this persistent chant in rival dugouts each time he stepped to the plate: "Hay, Klu, Where's your camera? Click, click- Look at the bird. . Home movies are now Birdie Tebbetts refused to discuss Yogi Berra's merits with us. . . . "This is a National League clubhouse," was his succinct remark. ... Last spring Milwaukee first base- I man Joe Adcock dubbed rookie Hen- 1 ry Aaron "Slow Motion" because | of his Stepin Petchit shuffle % . . I but as the season progressed and | Aaron's tempo stepped up, it's bell come plain "Hank" .... Biggest | disappointment in the majors this | season is sophomore hurler Bob | Buhl, who lost some of the rubber I in his arm in,Puerto Rico last win- I ter. . - . Shortstop Johnny Logan, I as a New York state high schooler, I had four collegiate scholarship of$ fers—for his football prowess. . . . I * * * | U. S. Open Champ Ed Furgol's | winning- purse of $6f>00 was dupli- | cated by his Dunlop sponsors, re- I presented by 'former tennis champ, I Vinnie Richards. . . . | Ronnie Knox, the touted sopho- [' more quarterback who left Califor| nia in a huff, was thinking of trans- | ferring to Notre Dame as long ago | as last fall, before he found out the Irish don't play transfer students . . . and isn't Pappy Waldorf's fail- ure to work out a Knox-Paul Larsen combo reminiscent of his Bill DeCorrevant-Otto Graham troubles at Northwestern? . . . Like one of his assistant coaches said, "Pappy lacks imagination." ... The Willie Mays vs. Duke Snider debate around New York would be a lot less furious if the Duke had to face more left-handers. • . . We were watching Ben Hogan giving a post-Open golf clinic at the Englewood, N- J., Country Club, (his first in more than a year, and a wonderfully lucid job he does) and came away with the conviction that the taciturn Texan is the greatest golfer of our times because he's firmly convinced himself that golf is a simple game. X . "Just follow what I tell you," said Ben, il and anybody can shoot a 70"-then smile -'at every place but Baltusrol To catch the swerving knucklers of Hoyt Wilhelm, Wes Westrum uses a specially designed glove. . . Hoyt's flutterbaU is one of the fast-j dent almost from the start that this was not his day. Given the eight- run cushion, Ray got by the first Lions Capture Wild 15-13 Tilt Winners Spot Shrine Big Lead Then Get Victory By J. P. FRIEND Spotting eight runs in the first inning, all unearned, the deposed champion Liens Club got up off the floor to edge the Shrine Club, 15-13, in a wild and wooly Little League game yesterday. It was a sour welcome for Billy Nelson, making his mound debut for -Messers. Harman Taylor and Roland (Skeeter) Bishop. Thirteen Shrine batters paraded before him in that nightmarish frame. Seven errors and one base hit resulted in the ring-around-the-rosie fumble and muff act with all but one of the infielders entering into the spirit, and Nelson chipping in for good measure. - But the 1953 champs showed their mettle by shaking it off, got busy and whipped up two giant rallies of their own that netted 13.tallies in two innings, then staved off a desperate last round spurt to finish the first round in a blaze of glory. Nelson Unperturbed Nelson, last year a catcher and switch to third at the beginning of the current campaign'; deserved the victory by his attitude and his hurling. He kept smiling through it all, didn't seem to let it bother him even when the Shriners were pouring players all over the plate, and kept dishing 'em up. He tired in the sixth when two ase on balls and a hit batsman were foliowed by Ray Odle's home run, the only damaging blow of the Shrine four. He walked two others and fanned three. Two successful squeezes which were turned into base hits, and a booming home run helped his cause considerably.' Tall, gangling Ray Odle started for the Shrine Club, but it was evi- est ever. - . . Hold your hoops—there's a basketball game scheduled already, between Indiana and Kentucky all- star high school contingents, July 10, in Louisville. . . . And the rage of the Catskills is 7-1 wilt the Stilt Chamberlain, the Philadelphii schoolboy center who moved into Kutsher's as Ezzard Charles packed up his ring gear. Tutoring The Stilt is Neil Johnston, pro basketball's leading scorer. . . , Now that the Air Academy is on its way, with an athletic director already appointed, wouldn't jet pilot Doc Blanchard be the logical man as the first head football ^oaeh?- Between you'n'me, doubleheaders will soon be as passe as triple features in this era of three-hour ball games;". . . By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) When you tell the story of Little League Baseball in Brooklyn, you start with a deep-talking guy who sits in an office at 215 Montague Street- His name is Walter Francis O'Malley and he is president of the Dodgers. Between worrying about receipts at Ebbets Field and the problems faced by his far-flung farm system. O'Malley keeps a sharp eye on the way Little League Baseball is being conducted in Flatbush. •: He does it through a Dodger- sponsored organization known as the Brooklyn Amateur Baseball Foundation. Through the energetic Irving Rudd, the foundation's man of all problems, the Dodgers this year sunk $10,000 into Little League. They handed out 175 dozen baseballs, more than 80 dozen bats. A league in one section found it didn't have the money to rent a field and announced it was disbanding. Enter Rudd with a crisp check for field rental. "This is a non-scouting venture and I want that understood," owner O'Malley points out, with a wave of his cigar. "We don't care whether these kids grow up to be bankers or druggists or truck drivrs. All we want them to do now is play base- ball." To see that the brand of ball played is a good one, O'Malley gives Rudd the go ahsad to run clinics. Scouts Arthur Ded and Al Campanis handle most of them and at the end of each session copies of Campanis' informative book, "The Dodgers' Way to Play Baseball," are handed out. One afternoon, Brooklyn decided to let its fans know how it felt about Little League- The club had every Little Leaguer in the Ebbets Field sphere on the field in a pre- Dodger game parade and at the end of it the kids dug into $6000 worth of baseballs and bats stacked at the plate. The Little League operations of the Dodgers are a part of the vast aid they give amateur baseball for boys from 8 to 19. V » * Each year. 560,000 is dispensed to various sandlot leagues. The Knothole CLub admits 300,000 kids each season—many of the Little Leaguers — to National League games. "Figure each game takes the kids off the streets for five hours. Then multiply it by 300,000 and you get the hours we are keeping kids busy watching baseball. The playing end of the 'deal triples that figure," Rudd says. TO TAKE OUT BARBECUE PORK an<! CHICKEN at the BIG LAKE STORE C. R. Brooks, Prop Hi way 18 Phone 35J3 Manila, Ark. without damage but lost bead on the plate when the Lions netted four on two hits, three walks and a plunked batter. He.was routed in the third during a nine-run splurge that turned the tide of battle. Phyllis Carner succeeded him but Lions who kept the pot boiling with clever and daring baseball strategy. Jimmy Killett started the Lions offensive in the second by drawing a pass. Gary Gestring fanned. Nor man (Racehorse) Smythe and Lew is Mathis drew four balls each to jam the bases. third and beat it out as Killet counted easily. Frank Alford wa hit, Smythe scoring. Jess Raspber ry, one of the most improved play ers in the league this season whiffed. Jerry (Cueball) Hill sin gled past second good for two more runs. The Lions Club had one more er ror in their system and it cropped up to pave the way for "a Shrine run in the top of the third to make the cause look even more hopeless Larry Whittle's looping hopper bounced past Killett. Jesse Taylor forced nim and Jimmy Pugh smacked a hard one through the hole at short. Killett's throwing er ror enabled Taylor to dent home. Start Bunting- Tearing a page from the long- past days of John McGraw and Ty Cobb, diamond immortals, the Lions Club began bunting Odle silly and soon had him hanging on the ropes. It was Killett who again got the nine-run rally under way with a walk. Gestring sent him to third with a long double. Smythe also made Odle work hard and was passed when the big pitcher couldn't put it over. Coach Maurice Sanders called in Carner, but the switch didn't alter the situation one bit. Lewis bunted perfectly to the pitcher, whose only play was at home and Killett was already across. Nelson repeated the dose for another counter. Alford dragged one past the hill and didn't even draw the throw. Raspberry's bunt was a little too hard but it worked, even though he was thrown out by Whittle, who made a fine play. Hill turned tables on the drawn infield by clouting one past the outfield for a home run. Bobby Jacques, playing his first game as a Lion, was safe on Whittle's high throw. Back again for the second time in the round Killett singled lazily through the infield to set the stage for Mathis' subsequent blow for the last two runs before' being thrown out trying to 'stretch it. Homers Net Two Home runs accounted for the last two Lions Club runs. Nelson parked a pitch to start the fourth, while Gestring's poke to left proved to be the big one in the fifth. Nelson, in the meantime, was do- iig all right taming the Shriners but the pace began to tell. He walked Taylor to get the sixth under way. Pugh forced Jess on a fine play by Gestring. STOCK at WALKER PARK OVAL • THRILLS • SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75cand25c Nelson,couldn't find the plate for Bob Lovelace, then jammed the bases by hitting Carner. Jacques came in fast to gobble up Dallas' slow bouncer and throw to first in time. Odle threw panic into the Lions' followers with a drive to center good for all bases, but the drive fell short of a two when Killett was camped under pinchhitter Larry Skelton's towering pop fly. SHRIKE CLUB AB R H Whittle, 3b-ss .... 4 Talyor, 2b ... 3 Pugh, ib 4 Lovelace, ss-33b . 3 Carner, rf-p 3 Dallas, If 4 Odle, p-rf 3 Lambert, cf 3 x Skelton 1 McDermott, c 2 Totals 30 x Skelton popped out lor Lambert in 6th. LIONS CLUB AB R Alford, rf 2 Raspberry, Ib ... 2 Hill, cf 4 Jacques, 3b 4 Killett, ss 2 Gestring, 2b 4 Smythe, If 1 Mathis, c 2 Nelson, p 3 Totals 24 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 13 PO 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 15 Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Beaumont 32 Saa Antonio 1 Tulsa 8, Dallas 3 Western League Omaha 4, Sioux City 3 Lincoln 9, Des Moines 8 Wichita 4, Colorado Springs 3 Denver 4, Pueblo 3 Cleveland 48 22 Chicago 46 26 New York 46 27 Detroit 31 37 Washington -29 40 Philadelphia, ... 28 Baltimore 27 Boston 25 41 44 43 .686 .639 .630 .456 .420 .406 .380 .368 GB 16 19 & SOUTHERN Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Memphis Mobile Little Rock Nashville 22 Today's Games Chicago at Cleveland (2) Washington at New York (2) Detroit at Baltimore iN) Philadelphia at Boston (N) Thursday's Results New York 8, Boston 7 Only game scheduled ASSOCIATION W L Pet. 47 31 .603 48 34 .585 45 36 .556 42 40 .512 36 43 .456 37 45 .451 36 45 .444 29 46 .387 COTTON STATES LEAGUE El Dorado Greenville Meridian Pine Bluff Monroe Hot Springs W L Pet. GB 43 22 .662 — 35 26 .574 6 34 30 .531 9% 29 32 .475 12 27 37 .422 15% 21 42 .333 21 GB — 1 Yesterday's Results New Orleans 13. Nashville 3 Chattanooga 4, Little Rock 2 Today!s Games Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis Birmingham at Mobile Atlanta at New Orleans Yesterday's Results Meridian 4, Hot Springs 3 Greenville 4, Monroe 1 El Dorado 10, Pine Bluff 9 Today's Games Hot Spring? at Meridian EL Dorado at Pine Bluff Monroe at Greenville NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet New York 46 3 j Philadelphia 11 Summary: Runs batted in — Dallas, Odle 3, Alford 2, Raspberry, Hill 5, Gestring, Mathis 3, Nelson 3. Two base hit — Gestring. Home runs — Hill, Nelson, Gestring, Odle. Stolen base — Killett. Hit batsmen — Alford, Garner. Sacrifice hits — Raspberry 2, Mathis. Base on balls — off Odle 6, Nelson 4, Carner 1. Strikeouts — Odle 4, Garner 3, -Nelson 3. Hits — off Odle, 2 in 2 innings, seven runs (none out in third, bases filled), off Carner, S in 4 with 8 runs. Losing pitcher — Odle. Umpires — C. D. Hood, J. L. Plunkett and G. T. Gracey. Biggest in Florida HALLANDALE. Fla. (ff)—Florida's largest horse racing plant, from a seating standpoint, is Gulf stream Park, fifteen miles' north of Miami. The track has 16,240 seats in the grandstand, clubhouse and on the terraces.. . 23 Brooklyn 44 27 37 30 34 35 36 St. Louis 34 36 Chicago 24 43 Milwaukee Cincinnati .676 .620 .552 .493 .486 .486 .358 GB 4 9 13 13% 13% 22 Pittsburgh 23 48 .324 26 Today's Games New York at Pittsburgh (N) Brooklyn at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2) St. 'Louis at Chicago Thursday's Results New York 5, Brooklyn 2 St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 2 Only games scheduled Major League Exhibition* Chicago (N) 7; Chicago (A) Indianapolis 5, Cincinnati (N) 4 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 3, Minneapolis 1 Kansas City 4 ,Toledo 3 St. Paul 5, Columbus 1 Indianapolis 6, Louisville 3 Texas League Houston 3, Shrevepprt 2 (15 innings) Port Worth 2-2. Oklahoma City Relax and Have Fun AL WIN At .EN'S ATURE 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 is the place to go! -o- After a game of Golf, enjoy a slice of ICE COLD Watermelon at our Watermelon Garden. Musiol Is Back In Poll Lead CHICAGO (.?)—Outfielder Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals today regained the lead as the highest individual vote getter in the all-star baseball poll. Musial, six-time National League Chiefs to Host Dyersburg, Tenn. BIytheville'i Chiefi will be hoe* to a strong Dyersberf, Tenn., nine at Fritz West Park Sunday when the two teams tangle again at 2-JO. On the hill for Dyersberg will ttt fast-balling H. P. Richardson, who beat the Chiefs at Dyersberg l**t Sunday, He win be opposed by the ae* of the Chiefs staff, Eddie StemfcC. in what should be a very tight btU game. Game time is set for 1:30. New U. S. 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