The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 13, 1954 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 13, 1954
Page 4
Start Free Trial

PAG* IfGHT BLYTHEYILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1954 Lopez Acting Like New Man at Indians' Helm Unafraid To Try New Men By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Senor Al Lopez has shown vastly more imagination managing the Indians this season. Instead of standing pat, as he has the past three campaigns, Manager Lopez hasn't hesitated to experiment. The Tampa Tactician has made fre- .quent changes in the infield and tbe outfield. He has employed relief pitchers quicker. The last athlete pulled out of the hat by Lopez is likeable Bill Glynn. First Baseman Glynn suddenly turned slugger to straighten out the infield and give the Cleveland club added momentum. If the Indians collect from $7000 to $8000 per each after the World Series, they well may look back to July 2 as the turning point of the season. That was the date when Glynn was returned to first base • and Al Rosen went back to third as a permanent fixture. Actually Rosen had been restored to third base two games earlier, with Vic Wertz playing' first, but Glynn re entered the lineup for the highly unexpected lift out of his bat in place White Sox In. Cleveland. Glynn was given the opportunity because he is an accomplished gloveman, but the Tribe got an unexpected lift out of his bad in sweeping the four-game series. Patterson Gets Important Win Willie Troy Grabs Decision over Anthony In Eastern Parkway NEW YORK G?)— Floyd Patterson, the Olympic middleweight champion, may never win any world titles, but he said today he now considers himself a full-fledged professional. Young Patterson stopped Jacques Royer at St. Nicholas Arena last night when the former French middleweight king was refused permission to come out for the eighth round. But he wao knocked down for the first time in his career. "It was kind of a funny feeling," j said Patterson. ' ; I wasn't hurt, but I sure was surprised. I guess I'm a real pro now." In Command Except for the first round, when he was down for a six-count, Patterson was in complete command. Royer couldn't keep away from his belts to the head. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B 27 .675 28 .667 V 31 .635 Cleveland 56 New York 56 Chicago 54 Detroit 35 Washington 32 Boston 31 Philadelphia 30 Baltimore :. 31 44 47 43 49 51 .443 .405 .392 .380 .378 19 22 23 24 241/2 NATIONAL LEAGUE W, L. .Pet. G.B New York 57 27 .679 Brooklyn 51 32 .614 5'/> Philadelphia 40 Milwaukee 41 Cincinnati 41 St. Louis 40 Chicago 29 Pittsburgh 27 37 41 42 42 50 55 .519 .500 .494 .488 .367 .329 13 1 /, 15 i5 16 251/0 29 SOUTHERN Atlanta 55 New Orleans Birmingham 56 52 hattanooga ... 51 Memphis 42 Mobile 40 Nashville 37 Little Rock 39 Yesterday's ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 37 .598 — 39 .589 3 /2 42 .553 4 43 .543 5 50 .457 13 54 .426 16 52 .416 16i/2 55 .415 17 Results BillGlymt to third. This experiment worked well At Eastern Parkway Arena, in for a spell, but recruit Regalado the other half of the Monday night cooled off at the plate and ap- TV war, Willie Troy of Washington, peared slow in the field. Rosen D. C., the seventh-ranking middle- Glynn rapped seven hits aganis the Chisox and in the first gam of a holiday double-header in De troit lashed three home runs, on with the bases full. Wh«n he man ufactured another as lead-off man against the Orioles, July 6. his nick name was changed from Mcpug tx Babe. When the Injuns opened anothe payof-f party with the White So> in Chicago, Glynn was batting close to .300 and seemed to be fixture in the infield. Glynn credits a tip from Lapez .for some of his newly-found long-ball punch "Al pointed out that I was shifting my weight too soon and lunging," he explains.. "He told me that during the game in Detroit and the next time at bat I hit the grand slam home run." Rated as the third ranking first baseman with a probable return to the minors in the offing when training got under way last spring. Glynn showed enougri on the grapefruit trail to gain the assignment. H beat off the challenges of Rocky Nelson, the International League's most valuable player purchased for a chunk from Montreal during the winter, and the veteran Luke Easter, both of them now back in the minors. * * * Glynn was considered as nothing more than the best the Indians had, however, although he batted more than .400 in the first 10 championship games. But the Tribe was not winning and Glynn was not driving in enough runs, so the big switch was made, Rosen mov- nig to first base and Rudy Regalado, a red hots pring hitter, going was having trouble at first base ang began to long for his old post after a jammed finger put him on the sidelines. The 5-foot-ll 190-pound Glynn, who had most of the Indians rooting and tooting for him, was purchased from Sacramento for $40,000 on the recommendation of —Joe Gordon in 1952. He played in 143 games last season, but his anemic batting average, .243, was felt to be too much of a handicap. The Indians do not forsee Bill! Glynn knocking down many more! fences, but if he can remain within a respectable distance of .300, they feel that the pennant should be flying over the stadium on Lake Erie in October. weight contender, stopped Tony Anthony; another New Yorker, in 47 seconds of the fourth round. This was an unusual one in that all the officials had Anthony ahead going into the fourth. The former national AS17 champion didn't run into trouble until the end of the third when he caught a solid right in the mid-section. He wobbled to his corner and had no defense when he came out for the fourth. Saves a Buck TRYON, N. C. (£=}—Grady Ross, game protector for a deer refuge near here, .takes his job seriously. Green River. Ross saw a familiar-looking object in the water and stopped. It was the nose of a mature buck trapped under water .by a tangled grapevine^ Ross stripped, swam to the deer, and dragged it out of the river and into his car. He left the deer at a nearby farmhouse and reported happily that after a few hours' warming up the buck was able, to get on its feet. Welch, Fields Victorious in Mat Feature Good Fishing CINCINNATI Iffi — The fishing off abo Blanco, Peru, was mighty good for James H. Hutton and his on, James M. IV of Cincinnati. Lee Fields and Lester Welch had to call on all their /ing cunning last night as they out roughed Waiter Sirois and Chico Cortez to win the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium. Sirois was called in as a substitute for Chris Dusek, vv'ho was originally scheduled to team with Cortez, but could not fill his booking. Fields and Welch grabbed the verdict by taking the . first and third falls of the best two of three falls affair. The bout was a rough house all the way with Referee Bunk Harris having to threaten both sides with disqualification on numerous occasions. Fields and Welch took the first Atlanta 9-5, Mobile 2-2 New Orleans-12-5, Birmingham 1-1 Chattanooga 8, Little Rock 7 Nashville 11, Memphis 6 Games Today Mobile at Atlanta (2) New Orleans at Birmingham Little Rock at Chattanooga Memphis at Nashville (2) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association St. Paul 10, Kansas City 6 Indianapolis 7, Minneapolis 6 Louisville 5, Charleston 4 (Only games scheduled) Texas League Oklahoma City 5, Dallas 4 Tulsa 4, Fort Worth 1 San Antonio 8, Houston 6 Beaumont 3, Shreveport 2 Southern Association Atlanta 9-5, Mobile 2-2 New Orleans 12-5, Birmingham 1-1 Chattanooga 8, Little Rock 7 Nashville 11, Memphis 6 Western League Denver 2, Pueblo 1 Colorado Springs 5, Wichita 2 : Sioux City 6, Lincoln 2 Des Moines 7, Omaha 1 WALL-EYED—Back to the in- iield. cap trailing .him. "Willie Mays of the Giants, makes a phenomenal grab of a 425-foot drive by the Phillies' Mel Clark to the center field wall- of the Polo Grounds. {NEA) The Boys Are Doing Well for Selves in Majors By FRANK CRAWFORD Associated Frets Staff Writer There is something magnical about the letter "M" in baseball players' names that breeds greatness. If you are a hopeful youngster you can't get to be a big league champion just because your name starts with "M" but apparently it helps. Those cold statistics show that if you wanted to lead the home run parade in the National League right now your name would have to (Willie), the Giants' Say Hey cid, and you'd have to have at least 31. In the American loop it would be Mantle (Mickey) of the Yankees with some 18. And in either case you would be pretty close to tops in fielding, too. Mueller, Too But if you wanted to be the spray type hitter who keeps the outfielders guessing where your next drive would go. You could do little better than spot the name Mueller (Don), also of the red hot Giants. And you'd have the second highest av- erage in the National League. With Mays and Mantle you could make any big league owner drool at the thought of having all,three in the outfield. If you aspired to be the best base runner in the game, and one of the best third basemen, could you do better than sign your name Minoso Minnie), the White Sox one-man team? Maybe "the fans up in Milwaukee think you could if you had been voted the National League's the 1953 home run champion with the name Mathews (Eddie). Remember Stan It isn't simple to be the best all! around ball player in the game but I let 'em try." it apparently is a big boost to have a name starting with "M" especial if it is Musial (Stan the Man) and you play for the St. Louis Cardinals. You Could play first base if there were no other "M's" handy and do a grand job. And you could lead your league in runs batted in as Minoso does in the American. If you wanted to win-one-big game your pitcher might be the barber of the polo grounds, one Sal Maglie. Maybe someone could take all the rest of the alphabet soup and beat this lineup. But there are probably a lot of managers under the big top would say: •'M-m-m, give me this bunch and Captain Dynamite and Crooners Needed to F'dl Minor Ball Parks CLEVELAND (AP) — These are lean, dark days in baseball's minor leagues. It takes a super promoter to make ends meet. No longer do you open the gates and expect the loyal citizens to fight for the honor of paying to cheer for the home club. Bobcats Grab leadership 'n Pee Wee COTTON STATES LEAGUE W. L. Pet. El Dorado 52 Greenville 52 Meridian 40 Monroe 33 Pine Bluff 31 Hot Springs 24 24 24 35 42 40 50 .684 .684 .533 .440 .437 .3 They hooked II black marlin and fall in 12 minutes with Welch pin- Doated five weighing from 570 to ning Cortez after a series of body 920 pounds. They also caught five j checks striped marUn on nine-thread line but released them. Souble Trouble MILWAUKEE W)—Hank Aaron of the Braves doubled into a double y in 3, f^cLinc 3.2^3.11150 LIIB PnilliGs here. After Johnny Logan had singed, Aron blasted one into the right 'ield corner for two bases. Both runners, however, wound up at hird and both were trapped for a double play. But Cortez and Sirois rallied to take the second round with Cortez forcing Welch to give with a stomp hammer lock. Fields won the third fall for his side in only two minutes. He rallied after taking three body slams from Cortez to pin the Mad Mexican with two well-timed flying tackles. The two sides split the preliminary matches with Sirois defeating Fields and Welch winning over Cortez. Coach Augie Galan of the Phil delphia Athletics played 154 game in 1935 for the Chicago Cubs with out hitting into a double play. Thi is a major league record. Jackson , hottest thing in boxing trunks, i pion of Cuba. He since has cut I Some thought he was a new Joe j a swath through Europe while Louis, destined to win the chain-1 waiting for officials of the Inter- pionsnip m short order possibly national Boxing Club to say hello without ever meeting defeat. Slade. rh h --, the clever veteran, put an artistic j " crimp in these plans for the Hurricane, but the young Negro remains as remarkable a physical specimen as he ever was and it could be a grave mistake to count him out for good. Blames Mom ism Jackson blamed his first setback on his mother, Georgia Jackson, claiming she interfered with his training by keeping him home nights. .Since then he has done his training at regular camps, like other fighters. He began his "comeback" by scoring a fast technical knockout over Charlie Norkus at the Garden late in May. Valdes' chief claim to fame— ! until he sneaked up on a lethargic Charles down in Florida,. was as the reigning heavyweight cham- By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The most important heavyweight bout to be fought the remainder of this year might well be the number scheduled here tomorrow night between Hurricane' So?' a . spectacular 22-year-old Negro from Long Island, and Nino Valdes, the Cuban speedster who has been yelling for a title shot ever since he defeated Ezard Charles in a major upset last summer. The bout, which will be televised nationally, assumes added stature because of the growing conviction that Charles will not fight Rocky Marciano again this year, if at all. There are men close to the game who are convinced that Ezzard, despite his protestations to the contrary, got more than enough of Rocky at Yankee Stadium last month. Shot for Winner Regardless of whether Charles is permitted to risk his life again, either thi s year or next, it is a fairly safe bet that the winner of tomorrow night's scrap will eventually find himself in the ring with the Rock. Valdes currently is rated the No. 2 contender, while the uninhibited Jackson is listed no better than No. 5, but the latter figure is misleading if we arc permitted to deal in potentials. Up to a night in April, when he ran afoul of a cutie named Jimmy Slade and caught a surprise licking, Jackson was considered the PICKLED MINNIE — Minnie Minoso of the White Sox takes off like a sprinter, with Yankee Gerry Cqleman, plus ball, right behind him. Minnie got caught n this pickle when he tried to ;teal second, found ball there Before him and tried to retrace his steps to first. (NEA) NOW! Re-Opening.. CITIES SERVICE Ark-Mo State Line Under The Management of Junior Presnell City Service Is Again Available To Every Car & Truck Owner For More Power ... Smoother Performance . . . Longer Life Of Engines, With New 5D Premium Gas and 5D Premium Kool-Motor Oil Scoring eight runs on five hits, he Bobcats of the "Y" Pee Wee League chalked up an 11-6 victory over the Panthers at Compress Park yesterday afternoon, and thus took a half game lead over the idle Wolves in tneir race for the Pee Wee championship. . The Wolves will attempt to pick up this half game when they meet the Leopards Friday afternoon. The Bobcats picked up five of their runs in the first frame on two hits and three walks, together with an error and a fielder's choice. The Panthers came right back to tie it up in the bottom of the inning without the aid of a hit. .Wildness on the part of pitcher Marty Caudle caused most of the damage as he walked seven batters. The Cats scored the winning margin in the second on three walks, an error and a couple of optional plays. One run in the fourth and two in ,the fifth salted it safely away. The Panthers started a rally in the third when David Tyrone hom- ered with two men out. The next two Panthers walked but Kent Ritchie struck out to end the inning. Marty Caudle went all the way for the winners and gave up only two hits, although wildness kept him in hot water a good part of the afternoon. Paul Long tossed them up for the Panthers, being touched for five hits, but he also was afflicted with wildness, which led to the bulk of the Cat scoring. Girl, Not Boy OCEANPORT. N. J. (JP)— Morning dockers usually take pride in how they time workouts of horses. But the clocker who watched Tommy . Richardson, the energetic little man who bubbles with jokes, tricks and fancy pranks while- trying to keep • the Eastern League together, was talking about some of his problems: Stunts Help "The other night in Elmira I even shot a man out of a coffin at second base," he said. "Honest, no kidding. There is a fellow who calls himself 'Captain Dynamite.' We needed help so we hired him to come to Elmira. He makes a big thing of it. All sorts of explosions, enough to shake the centerfield fence. "The other night we had Eddie Fisher and a crew of recording artists up -in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The disk jockies helped us make a go of it. We drew about 11,000 people. Max Patkin, the comedian, has done a great job for us, too. You have to do things like that. Running Behind "Up in Albany (N. Y.) we sold out the park for a couple of nights to some business firms who had about 50,000 tickets to distribute to their customers. We wound up with about 11,000 watching the game. The club made money on the flat price sellout and picked up more on the concessions. "So far, we're running behind last year. We're going to have our first all-star game to see if we can't whip up some more excitement." The minors need their all-star games, comedians-, singers and Captain Dynamites to stave off rigor mortis. Radio broadcasts of big league games saturate their territory and weekly television games offer a counter attraction. Before you criticize Richardson's carnival approach to the crisis, remember the situation is critical. If somebody doesn't help soon, they will be blowing the minors—instead of Captain Dynamite—out of a coffin at second base. Bombers Slap Bell in Quack 7-3 Contest In a game that was played in less that an hour, the Bombers of the General American Insurance Co. slapped out a 7-3 decision over the runner-up Southwestern BeD Telephone team in "Y" Men's Softball League play at Little Park yesterday afternoon. The game was marked by snappy play, with only one error being registered and only three bases on balls issued by opposing .pitchers. The Bombers scored first in the bottom of the third, when Herbert Gaines smashed a home run blast over the fielder's head and into the Kroger parking lot. Billy Meharg followed with a single and, after Sonney Ledbetter skied to short field, Jim Lutes singled and Jim Fisher scored Meharg on a single. This set the stage for Mathenia's hopper to. third, on which Halstead tagged Lutes. As he returned the ball to the pitcher, Fisher attempted to take third but the Bell infield was wide awake and he was out, Christie to Halstead- The Bell Ringers took a' short- lived lead in the top of the fourth. ] Birmingham popped to short but! Marvin Ross singled, Charles Lutes got the only Bell base on balls and and Halstead singled to S£ore Ross. Lyn Lewis popped to second but Jimmy Pa.rrish slashed a single that scored Lutes and Halstead: Although they continued to ham- mer away at Meharg and gathered a Itotatefaoni Hetaoinshdrlehroini a total of nine b bingles, this was the ball game as far as Southwestern was concerned. The Bombers went ahead to stay in the bottom of the same inning John GGann's cutter to third was bobbled by Halstead for the only error of the contest. Johnson strolled and Ed Bunch popped to second before John Reed got a Texas leaguerer to right, scoring Gann. Gaines lofted to short field but Meharg helped his cause with a single that scored Johnson and Reed. Two more in the sixth came on Johnson's second walk and singles by Reed" and Heharg. Billy Meharg was on the hill for the winners and kept nine hits pretty well scattered. Jack Christie was the loser, giving up 10 safeties. Root Rightly Roots LAWRENCE, Kan. UB — Torn Root is going to do some rooting for the school he once rooted against. Last fall, Root was a student and cheerleader at Kansas State Col- leeg. At mid-term he transferred to the University of Kansas — arch, rival of Kansas State. Now, the engineering sophomore from Atchison, Kan., has been named one of nine cheerleaders at K.U. for the 1954-55 academic year. Marv Grissom, relief pitcher for the New York Giants, is the brother of Lee Grissom, who hurled for Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Philadelphia in the National League from 1934 to 1942. Girl Meets Boy in a morning workout at Monmouth Park, N. J. is a very embrrassed fellow these days. His workout sheet carried the following correction: "Works credidted to horse Boy Meets Girl should be credited to Girl Meets Boy." DELTA CLUB South Highway 61 Specials for the Week 1-2 Fried Chicken 85c 1-2 doz. Fried Jumbo Shrimp 85c Cat Fish 80c Bar-B-Que Plate 85c Ground Round Hamburger Steak 75c French Fries—Hot Rolls—Butter served with above order. Choice KC T-Bone Steak (16-oz. or more) $2.00 With combination saiad- french fries, hot rolls Hot Pit Bar-B-Que sandwich 25c Tomorrow's better roads will be CONCRETE America is undertaking her greatest highway improvement program. Many new roads must be built and older roads modernized to carry the faster, heavier and greatly increased traffic of today—and tomorrow. The first step to a safe and adequate system is to provide longer sight distances, wider curves and lower grades—and to use divided lanes where traffic volume is heavy. The second is to build with the safest, most economical and durable pavement. That's concrete! Concrete is skid-resistant, wet or dry, and reflects more light at night. It is moderate in first cost, requires less maintenance and has a life expectancy twice that of the next most durable pavement commonly built. You pay for your roads, Mr. Taxpayer. Insist on the safety, durability and low annual coif of concrete. 916 Foil* lldg., Memphis 3, T*nn. A national offlanization to improve and extend the uses or porfland c«m«nt sciantific research and engineering field work and concrete "LET'S REGAPP ONE" BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE South Highway 61 Phone 3-8662 Formerly McCaul't Tire Store ROYAL mm

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free