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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 16, 1954
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tA« iww BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1954 Bill Defeat Since 1952 Season Dramatic Six Run Rally Comes Off with Two Out in Ninth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jt wi« Milwaukee's last turn at bat. There were two outf. And the Brooklyn Dodgers were leading 8-3. K looked like the end, and Milwaukee's all-time record crowd — 43,633 — was ready to go home satisfied at least with an tven split, the Braves having won the first game 2-0 Except lor one detail— to drive in three runs. Pitching fight Home runs by Andy Seminic Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED FEESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 58 27 .682 The bases were loaded. Joe Adcock came to bat. Reliefer Jim Hughes cocked his arm and prepared, to finish off the side. But Adcock connected. Two men came in on his single. Brooklyn Manager Walt Alston, taking no chances at this point, rushed Erv Palica to the mound. The crowd went wild. And Agaia Andy Pafko came up. Palica tried hard, but Pafko got his number and slammed out a double that brought in two more runs. It Was now 8-7. Then Johnny Logan came up. This was it: And he did—a single. In came .the tying run. Logan took •econd on the throw to the plate. By now the incredulous crowd wai ready for the kill, and catcher Charlie White's single over second, bringing Logan Braves needed. in, was all the The score was 9-8. Milwaukee had dealt Brooklyn its first double defeat since Sept. 6, 1952. The two losses, combined with New York's 4-0 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals, boosted the Giants' first-place National Leagu margin over the Dodgers to 6% games. Retain Edge . Cleveland's Indians retained York in th tight Amrican Laguol race, defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 4-0 as the Yankees edged the Baltimore Orioles 3-1. Chicago's third-place White Sox fell four games off the pace, losing to Washington 3-2. Detroit and Bos ton divided a day-night doubleheader, the Tigers winning the nightcap 4-2 after the Red Sox had taken the opener 3-1. Cincinnati's Redlegs climbed into a three-way tie for third place with Milwauke and Philadelphia, sweeping both ends of a twi-night twin bill from the Phillies 2-1 and 4-3 to spoil Terry Moore's managerial debut. Chicago's Cubs knocked off the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates twice in the afternoon 9-3 and 3-0. Hank Sauer and Ernie Banks homered in each game. Buhl Hot The Dodgers were limited to only three singles in the opening game by Milwoukee's Bob Buhl, who won his first game of the season After seven defeats. Eddie Mathews slammed two homers, his 20th and 21st of the season, for the Braves. His first came in the seventh of the opener with a mate aboard to break up a scoreless duel betwen Buhl and Brooklyn's Bob Millikin. His sc- ond also came with a man on base to furnish Milwaukee's first two runs. Pitcher Don Liddle and catcher Wes Westrum combined their talents to down the Cardinals. Liddle, the tiny southpaw, limited the Redbirds to five hits while Westrum and Jimmy Greengrass enable Art Fowler to win a pitching due from Philadelphia's Curt Simmon in the opener of their twin bill Gus Bell's bases-loaded single i the eighth .drove in the tying an winning runs in the nightcap. Early Wynn tamed the Athletic with four hits for his 1th victorj as the Indians snapped a four game losing streak. Al Rosen dou bled in the first Cleveland run an Wynn participated in the three-run rally later with -a run-scoring sin gle off loser Alex Kellner. The Yankees scored a nin on each of two passed balls by catch er Les Moss and added another on Irv Noren's homer. Their victory string is now 10 straight. V e.t e r a n southpaw Johnny Schmitz pitched a five-hitter and outfielder Tom Umphlett drove in all three Washington -runs with a single and triple in their 3-2 victory over the White Sox. Outfielder Bill Turtle's two-run double in the ninth snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Tigers the nightcap victory over the Red Sox. Te<3 Williams' ninth homer helped Wilard Nixon pick up his eighth victory in the afternoon game. Pine Bluff Club May Fold Tonight Must Have $2,000 In Gate Receipts At Game Today PINE BLUFF, Ark. (ff>) —Unless gate receipts total $2,073 at tonight's Cotton States League game here, the Pine Bluff Judges probably will cease operations. The Board of Directors of the organization last night voted to take that step providing the gate receipts failed to meet the "team's needs." Sam Cook, president, says the earn must have more than two thousand dollars in order to meet the payroll and leave on a road rip. Cook Brooklyn 52 3* .605 6& Philadelphia ... 40 39 .506 15 Cincinnati 43 42 .506 15 Milwaukee 43 42 .506 15 St. Louis 40 43 .482 17 Chicago 31 50 .383 25 Pittsburgh 27 57 .321 30y 2 Today's Game* New York at St. Louis (N) Brooklyn at Milwaukee (N) Pittsburgh at Chicago Philadelphia at Cincinnati (2) Thursday's Results New York 4, St. Louis 0 Cincinnati 2-4, Philadelphia 1-3 Chicago 9-3, Pittsburgh 2-0 Milwaukee 2-9, Brooklyn 0-8 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 57 27 .679 New York 57 28 Chicago 54 32 Detroit 36 45 Washington ... 33 47 Boston 32 49 GB Baltimore 30 50 31 52 .671 .628 .444 .413 .395 .375 >.373 4 191/2 22 23 y 2 25 25 i/a , Today's Games Baltimore at New York Cleveland at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Washington (N) Detroit at Boston Thur. day's Results New York 3, Baltimor* 1 Cleveland 4, Philadelphia 0 Washington 3, Chicago 2 Boston 3-2, Detroit 1-4 Shrine Club Cops Pitching Duel 5-3 Smith and Odlt Wage Tight Battlt As Rotary Falls By J. P. FRIEND Lanky Ray Odle shaded Tommy Smith in a righthanded pitchers battle as the Shrine Club knocked off the favored Rotary Club, 5-3, yesterday afternoon to close out the seventh week of the Little League. Control was the difference between the two fireball youngsters. Odle was able to get the ball over the plate with consistency. Obviously/' rusty from the two week layoff at camp, Smith issued eight base on balls, half of them during "the fatal fourth inning when the Shriners did all their scoring damage. Otherwise, the nifty duel was about even. Both yielded five hits apiece. Smith fanned seven, while lis tall foe whiffed four and walked just one, Jerry (Jerk) Hodge, the first Rotary batter to face him. Phillies- Are Looking For More Alert Play Under Terry Moore CINCINNATI (AP) — "Amateur" Terry Moore had a major league ball club to manage today and the Philadelphia Phillies were hopeful the former center fielder of the St. Louis Cardinals' Gas House Gang, can rejuvenate the Whiz Kids. HOLD THAT LINE—Freddie Marsh of the White Sox tried a power smash to get past Frank House attempting to score from second base on a single to right field in Detroit, but the Tigers' cr*-'-— managed to hang onto the ball lor the out. (NEA) Cards Call Huddle With Farm Clubs Moore was handed his very firs the extent of his contract. managerial assignment yesterday a surprise road-trip shift. "Gen tlemen" Terry took up where rough hewed Steve O'Neill left off-direct ing the endeavors of a ball team in Provides Punch Jimmy Pugh, who is fast becoming a tough cookie to get out at the plate, not to mention his versatility and efficiency afield, was the big gunner in the important triumph, first for the Shriners in the second round. He strolled to the dish with the hassocks all clogged with anxious mates in the fourth and did exactly what Coaches Maurice Sanders, S. D. Bray and Sonny Stiles wanted him to do: clean 'em off. ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinal officials got together yesterday with their top farm club representatives to talk over next year's prospects. Players in the International* League, Texas League and Ameri can Association were discussed Vice President Bill Walsingharr said the players discussed were those who "might -be helpful to the parent club in 1955." Walsingham said weaknesses o the organization in the top minors also were discussed "so we coulc direct our scouts toward filling in at those positions." Walsingham wouldn't talk about which players in the top minors were mentioned at the session. ._, . Dick Meyer, Cards' general man- it was a towering triple that ager, and Joe Mathes, director of estimated it would take 2,500 fans to put the needed funds n the till. Although Pine Bluff was one the first CSL teams to complain of lagging attendance, others have followed suit. AH six of the circuit's teams now have threatened to quit. Other teams in the league are Monore. La,, Greenville, Miss., Hot Springs and El Dorado, Ark. Five of the eight Pacific Coast Leaeug managers reside in Califor- waUoped a home run and a single nia during the off season . MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 10, Minneapolis 5 Kansas City 6, St. Paul 2 Charleston 3, Louisville 0 Columbus 9, Toledo 8 Texas League Dallas 3, San Antonio 2 (13 innings) Oklahoma City 8, Shreveport 0 Houston 3, Fort Worth 2 Tulsa 7, Beaumont 2 Southern Association 'Atlanta 9, League All-Stars 1 Western League Lincoln 4, Omaha 3 (10 innings) Des Moines 9, Wichita 6 Sioux City 8, Denver 6 Pueblo at Colorado Springs, post poned COTTON STATES LEAGUE El Dorado Greenville Meridian Monroe Pine Bluff Hot Springs W L Pet. GB 53 25 .679 44 31 .587 71/2 41 36 .532 Hi/2 34 43 .442 18 y, 32 41 .438 18 24 52 .316 28 Yesterday's Results Meridian 5, El Dorado 2 Pine Bluff 10, Monroe 9 Greenville 7, Hot Springs 4 Today's Games El Dorado at Meridian Monroe at Pine Bluff Hot Springs at Greenville fell just outside the reach of straining Curt Branscum, who almost got to it in time, but not quite. Smith showed signs of wildness in the first inning when the Shrin- ers filled the bases with none away. But he pulled himself out of the hole by his own bootstraps with three strikeouts. Rotary took a two run lead in the top of . the third.- Jimmy Stilwell prompted it , with a . smash through Jess Taylor. Jimmy Lendennie laid down an intended sacrifice that turnea into a base hit when he outlegged Odle' tardy throw. j Taylor went far to his right to get Hodge's grounder to force Lendennie. Tex Turner squeeezd in Stilwell and Hodge sprinted all the way from second on Pugh's fumble of Huey's bouncer. Pace Catches Up By the time the Shriners came up for their fourth plate try Smith was pretty well spent from dishing up throws. He had passed four batters and worked the full count on most of those retired; and was beginning to sag. The Shrine coaches took advan- ;age of the situation by making him work and the strategy paid off handsome dividends. Larry Skelton waited out four pitches. Phil McDermott skied to Branscum but Odle and Larry Whittle were patient batters and filled the bases on Annie Oakleys. minor league personnel, attended the meeting with Bing Devine and Manager Harry Walker from Rochester of the International League; George Sisler and Manager Johnny Keane of Columbus, Ohio, in the American Association and Art Routzong and Manager Dixie Walker of Houston in the Texas League. New Favorite Seen at Denver Jim Jackson Turns In Top Performance DENVER — The Trans-Mississippi golf tournament moved in- 'to the third round today with Jim Jackson of St. Louis, Mo., joining defending Champion Joe Conrad and medalist Ernie Vossler as the gallery favorites. Jackson, 26, turned in yesterday's finest performance in defeating Bob Vickers of Wichita, Kan., 2 up. Jackson was four under par and Vickers was two under par over the 6,888 yards par 72 Cherry Hills course. Jackson, a paper salesman, won with a putter that found the range from as far as 30 feet. He and Vickers shot every hole in par or better. Conrad, a lieutenant at San Mar- Liddle Is Second To Blank Cards Carl Erskine Only Other Hurler to Turn Trick This Year ST. LOUIS W — New York's Don Liddle and Brooklyn's Carl Erskine are the only two men who have shutout the St. Louis Cardinals in 83 games this season. Liddle, a 165-pound southpaw, turned the trick last night as he held the Cardinals'to'five hits — all Dingles — to lead the Giants to a 4-0 victory. Erskine did the job in Brooklyn, 1-0. In picking up his fourth win against two losses, Liddle struck out two and walked one and didn't allow a Cardinal runner past; first base. Westrum Stars Catcher Wes Westrum was the big gun for the first place Giants, driving in three runs with a two- un fifth inning homer and a seventh-inning single. The Victory for the Giants was heir 35th in the last 43 starts. Harvey Haddix, ace Cardinal outhpaw who missed the all-star ame because of an aggravated ;g injury, was the victim of all the New Yorkers' runs and hits He suffered his fifth defeat against 13 victories. Stan Musial and Alex Grammas each collected two of the Cardinal hits. Wally Moon picked up the other one. Liddle became the first Giant pitcher to hurl a complete game against the Birds this season. It was his first major league shutout. third place in the National League 15 games behind the first-place New York Giants and a far piece from pre-season expectations. Asks For Alertness General Manager Roy Hamey call ed sportswriters together and an nounced that Moore was being call ed up to replace O'Neill in hopes hi might be able to install in the cool ed-off 1950 National League perm ant winners some of the "alert type of play that characterized Moore's own tenure with the Cards Hamey said the selection o: Moore was "a shot in the dark,' decided on after only 48 hours of serious deliberation. O'Neill, veteran manager of long standing and onetime catcher with the Detroit Tigers, said the announcement that he was through came as a "bolt from the blue.' Moore had little to say. He pointed out he had seen the Phillies play only twice in the last two years. Planned Retirement Moore, who also was a coach for the Cardinals following his llth season as an active player, had planned —until trapped by Hamey—to retire and devote all his time starting next fall to a dance hall, bowling alley and cocktail lounge he owns near St. Louis. He, took 'over immediately after the press conference and his first day at the ,helm was marred with a double defeat at the hands of Cincinnati. The, Bedlegs won a twi- night double header 2-1 and 4-3. Moore was signed to a one-year contract, salary undisclosed, Hamey said, adding that one-year pacts would be a, Phillies policy with managers from now on. O'Neill will receive the pay coming him for the balance of this year, No Hard Feelings O'Neill packed and left the club last night wit hno apparent hard feelings. He wished his successor "better luck than I had. I hope you will be there for a long, long time." Other than the club's failure to hold down the No. 1 spot in the league, the main reason for the Moore appointment seemed to be a belief in the oft-tested precept if the team isn't doing so well, get a new manager. That was the way Hamey expressed it. Flanagan Gets TKO in Ninth 1,900 See Pro Fight Return to Little Rock LITTLE ROCKX/P)—Second-rank- ing welterweight fighter Del Flanagan last inght won a ninth-round TKO victory over Alfredo La- Grutta before 1,900 sweltering fans here. The battling welterweights met in the main event of Little Bock's professional boxing revival. It.'was the first pro bout here, in •'• four years. , ; The high-ranked welter kept his left hand in LaGrutta's face most of the way to hold the upper hand over the Italian who has lost 13 of his 21 professional bouts. • • LaGrutta had his only good round in the seventh. • In the' eight, Flanagan sent his opponent sprawling into the ropes twice, but LaGrutta gained his 'eet each time before the count tarted. Flanagan tagged the Italian with a telling right to the head in the ninth. When LaGrutta didn't fall, Flanagan staggered him with another right. Leads Field in Rich Arlington Classic CHICAGO W) — The folks who pour money into the betting machines are expected to make Hasty Road the favorite, perhaps at 2-1, in tomorrow's rich Arlington clas- In his professional boxing career Rocky Marciano has never lost a fight or been held to a draw. Sports Roundup— Jackson Call Was Plain Lousy NEW YORK (AP) — By GAYLE TALBOT used to be that the great of the country's boxing fans „„,„ f , . .. - „ ™ of the daffy things that occur in the prize now they are privileged to see for themselves, and they must be getting quite an education. Take the latest little cameo, in at all. which two large men who supposedly were fighting to see which would get a shot at the heavyweight championship were forced to cease and desist because one of them was wrestled to the canvas briefly in the second round. He wasn't knocked down, mind you, he was pushed. Some Paid Millions of those who were en- Joying a free ride must have won- of Cuba the victor over Hurricane Jackson of another world. We can tell them. Such things haev been lor so long that he's practically There is nothing much wrong with the law in this state which when a man goes down for the third time in the same round. That is, it's a sensible measure when it is properly applied, which is when a boxer is in danger of being seriously hurt. It is waived in all championship bouts, and the referee always has the last word as to whether there have been three authentic dunldngs. Two, Only In this case, scarcely anyone ex- been. There had been two, for sure, but Jackson appeared to go down for the third time from a combination arm lock and flying mare. As Valdes did not follow up NOW! Re-Opening... CITIES SERVICE Ark-Mo Staff Lint Under The Management of Junior Presnell City Service Is Again Available To Every Car A Truck ewner For More Power... Smoother Performance . . . 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He advanced to second on a passed ball and moved to third as Bob Dallas scooped up Hodge's skinner and beat the speedy Rote third baseman to the bag. Turner's sacrifice^worked again when Odle threw wildly to the plate. Huey rolled 1 out to the mound. The rally keeled over and perished as Branscum's hopper hit Turner while trying to reach ,cos, Tex., Air Force Base, was So did Taylor, forcing Skelton i not pressed in disposing of Floyd in. Pugh didn't wait long before Addington of Dallas, 2 and 1. He getting the fat pitch he wanted was one over par through the 17 and rode it for three sacks. Bob holes. Vossler, Fort Worth, Tex., plumber, was one over regulation figures in winning his match from Ron Moore of Denver, 2 and 1. impressive at short. ROTARY CLUB AB R H Hodge, 3b 2 Turner, 2b 1 Huey, ss 3 Branscum, cf Smith, p Coleman, c . Smothers, If . Stilwell, Ib .. Lendennie, rf . 3 . 3 3 . 3 . 3 . 2 23 PO A 0 3| 0 Judge Bats .300 PUEBLO, Colo. !£) — The Municipal Court recorder here batted .300 against the Pueblo Dodgers of the Western League. Magistrate S. Philip Cabidi says he held a hearing for 10 players on a charge of parking their cars on city grass. The recorder, however, got only three names. The $10 fines were suspended anyway. sic. But the men who train the horses that will go after a possible pot of $164,300 — the largest purse ever put up for three-year-olds — see the race as a wide-open jaunt, with at least nine of 15 likely starters having a good chance to win. Harry Trotsek, trainer of Hasty Road, believes his preakness. winner is "the one," adding: "But Artismo won his last out. So did Jet Action, High Gun, Helio- scope and Errard King, but the ones I fear are those weighted at 116 pounds with victories in their 'last races—Due De Fer and Busher's Bean. Allied gets in with 116, too, an dhe beat Determine recently on the coast." Hasty Road and King Ranch's High Gun, winner of the Belmont Stakes, have been assigned top weight of 123 pounds. If all 15 probables make the race, the winner's share will be an unprecedented" $107,475. Three Yankees have, hit home uns with the bases loaded in World eries games. Tony Lazzeri did it n 1936, Gil McDougald in 1951 and Mickey Mantle in 1953. See The New MERCURY years ahead PAINTING And RE - MODELING Interior and Exterior AM kinds of floor work— Tile, Ptatic Tile, Bathroom Tile General Contracting Extra Rooms, Car Porti, Breezeway*. For Estimates Call Mo. 2511 or 4091 LANDRUM, GIBBS and REEVES Braggadocio, M«. Excellent fielding sparked the interesting setto. Little Hodge turned in three fine plays as did Taylor. Odle handled five assists with just one error. 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