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SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1554 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWI t Redlegs Grab Close Ones May Catch Fading Brooklyn Dodgers « By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer Cincinnati's spectacular success in the tight one-run decisions has catapulted the Redlegs into third place today within striking distance of the fast-fading defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers. In the last 15 games of which Manager Birdie Tebbetts' scrappers have won II, the Reds have engaged in 11 one-run decisions— and they've won eight of them. During the entire season, Cincinnati has played in 38 such games, winning 23, and losing 15. Another One one yesterday as they swept a twi- night doubleheader from Philadelphia's Phillies 7-6 and 9-4. The night before they had edged out the Phillies 2-1 and '4-3 to spoil the managerial debut of Terry Moore. Since replacing Steve O'Neill as Philly manager, Moore has seen his team lose four straight games. Yesterday's double win boosted the Reds into third place, seven games below the Dodgers who dropped their third straight to Milwaukee 6-1. The defeat spoiled the Dodgers' chances of picking up ground on the league leading New York Giants who remained 6y 2 tn front despite their 5-4 loss to St. Louis. The Braves' triumph gave them undisputed possession of fourth place with Philadelphia dropping to fifth only a half game ahead of St. Louis. Indians Protect Lead Cleveland's Indians protected their half game margin over New York in the American League with a 9-3 shellacking of the Philadelphia Athletics. The Yankees ran their winning streak to 1 games shading Baltimore 3-2. Chicago's third place White Sox remained four games off the pace defeating Washington 4-2. In other games, Boston's Frank Sullivan pitched his second straight shutout, downing Detroit 3-0 with three hits and Chicago's Cubs came from behind to nip the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 behind Bob Rush's six-hitter. Gus Bell drove in eight Cincinnati runs, six in the second game with a pair of homers and a double. The Reds won the opener in the 10th on Chuck Harmon's single with the bases loaded. Conley Effective A crowd of 41,778, second largest in Milwaukee history, watched Gene Conley handcuff the Dodgers with five hits and strike out nine as he gained his eighth victory of the year and his third Without a defeat over Brooklyn. After dissipating a 4-1 lead in the eighth, the Cardinals roared back with a run in the ninth to nip the Giants. Ray Jablonski delivered a two-out single that scored Wally Moon with the winning run off reliever Marv Grissom. Stan Musial hit his 27th home run for the Cardinals and Willie Mays slammed his 32nd for the Giants. The Indians pounded out 18 hits, nine for extra bases to help Mike Garcia register his 12th victory. Irv Noren's homer with two out in the ninth enabled the Yankees to tie the majors' longest winning streak of 11 set last May by Cleveland. Held to two hits through six in- nings, the White Sox tied the score at 1-1 in the seventh and broke loose for three more runs against Dean Stone in the eighth to give reliever Sandy Consuegra his llth victory. Sullivan, Boston's 6-7 righthand- er permitted only one Tiger to reach second. A two run error by Ted Lepcio and Jackie Jensen's single provided Boston with all its runs. Gene Baker's triple in the ninth scored Bob Talbot, who had singled, with the run that broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Cubs their third straight over the Pirates. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 58 Brooklyn 52 Cincinnati 28 35 45 42 44 42 40 41 43 50 58 .674 .598 .517 .512 .494 .488 .390 .284 13'-/ 2 14 , 15 U 16 24 30 % Pine Bluff Club To Hang On Crowd Falls 'Way Short of 2,500 PINE BLUFF, ARK. «P)—Stockholders of the Pine Bluff Judges organization last night reversed a decision by their Board of Directors and voted to remain in the Cotton States League. The directors voted during Thursday night's game to cease operations if last night's game did not draw 2,500 fans and put about 32,000 in the till. Last night's double header with Monroe drew 568 fans. Sam Cook, president of the Pine Bluff Team, said the stockholders also decided to oust the directors who .had voted to disband the club. He said three new directors would be named soon. Cook said the team was obligated to the league and it is the parent Baltimore Orioles of the American League to give five days notice before disbanding. Milwaukee . Philadelphia St. Louis 41 Chicago 32 Pittsburgh ..... 27 Today's Games New York at St. Louis Brooklyn at Milwaukee Philadelphia at Cincinnati Pittsburgh at Chicago (2) Friday's Results St. Louis 15, New York 4 Milwaukee 6, Brooklyn 1 Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 7-9, Philadelphia 6-4 (first game 10 innings) WINNING SHOT—Goalie George Grosits tries in vain to stop the ball shot by forward Herman Schaefer. 20, that gives Germany the world championship in. Berne, Switzerland. Hungarians Benny Buzanski, 2, and Louie Zakaria's, in dark shirts, follow the play. (NEA) Rams Victors In 13-8 Contest Both Teams Rap Ball and Make Miscues Afield AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 53 27 .682 New York .. 58 28 .674 Chicago 55 32 .632 Detroit 36 Washington 33 Boston 33 Philadelphia ... 30 Baltimore 31 46 48 49 5153 .439 .407 .402 .370 .369 GB 4 20 23 23 26 26 I Joe Conrad Heavy avorite at Denver DENVER (AP) — Lt. Joe Conrad, on leave from Air * Force duty at San Marcos, Tex., ruled a heavy favorite today to repeat as Trans-Mississippi golf champion after medalist Ernie Vossler of Fort Worth, Tex., was sidelined yesterday. Today's Games Cleveland at Philadelphia Baltimore at New York Detroit at Boston Chicago at Washington . Friday's Results New York 3, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 9, Philadelphia 3 Chicago 4, Washington 2 Boston 3, Detroit 0 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado Greenville Meridian 41 Monroe 35 53 25 45 31 36 44 42 53 .679 .592 .532 .443 .440 .312 7 12 18V2 181/2 28 Vo How to Stop Those Dodgers MILWAUKEE W — How do you keep a club like Brooklyn from hitting that long ball? You just keep breaking off the low curve and firing the fast one now and then to keep 'em honest. That's the way Gene Conley turned the trick last night as he notched his third win of the year over the defending National League champions, a 6-1 decision which gave the Milwaukee Braves their third in a row over the slumping , champs. Cincinnati's Red Podbielan is the only other pitcher with three triumphs over Brooklyn this season. The Dodgers got only five hits off the 6 foot 8 inch rookie, the major league's tallest player, and hit only one other ball to the outfield which lefthander Hank Aaron caught easily in the fifth. Conley j struck out nine, getting everyone | in the lineup at least once except Junior Gilliam and Carl Furillo. Pine Bluff 33 Hot Springs 24 Yesterday's Results Pine Bluff .5-1 Monroe 0-3 Greenville 8, Hot Springs 5 El Dorado at Meridian, ppd, rain Games Today El Dorado at Greenville Monroe at Hot Springs Pine Bluff at Meridian 'Conrad, former North Texas State collegiate star, meets Don Nichols of Topeka, Kan., in today's quarter-finals. Other matches send j" i m Jackson, Kirkwood, Mo., against Gene Zuspann, Goodland, Kan.; Howie Johnson, Houston, Tex., against Marion Hiskey, Tyler, Tex., and Rex Baxter Jr., Amarillo, Tex., against Jim English, Topeka, Kan. Conrad -"yesterday beat Claude Wright of Denver, 2 and 1 with a one over par 72. Surprise Johnson, former Minnesota and Texas Public Links champion, pulled the big- surprise of the Slst tourney by whipping Vossler, 2 and 1. Jackson, Walker Cup player, fought an uphill battle 'to overcome Joe Walser Jr., Oklahoma City, 2 and 1. Jackson was two down after six holes but squared the match on the 10th and went ahead on the llth with a 30 foot putt. Zuspann was three over regulation figures in scoring his 1-up victory over Fred Newton of Denver. English, the 1950 Trans-Mississippi champion, crushed Bob Goldwater, Phoenix, Ariz., 5 and 4. English was one under par. The championship match will be over 36 holes tomorrow. fe, SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Games Today Atlanta at Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga Memphis at Little Rock Mobile at New Orleans Cortez in American Association Kansas City 4. Minneapolis 1 Indianapolis 6, St. Paul 0 Charleston 4, Toledo 2 Columbus 3, Louisville 2 Chief Lone Eagle, the wrestling Varona Meets J. Martinez They Tangle in Top Bout in Miami MIAMI, Fla. UR — Chico Varona of Havana, welterweight champion of Cuba, and Jimmy Martinez of Phoenix, middleweight champion of Arizona, trade blows tonight in a nationally televised fight at Bay- front Park Auditorium. The • IQ-round, non-title middleweight fight gets under way at 7 p.m. (CST). Both fighters are fast-steppers who possess knockout punches and indications are it will be an even money affair at bell time. Varnoa is expected to scale 153 and Martinez 156. Texas League Shreveport 5. Oklahoma City 0 Houston 18, Fort Worth 7 San Antonio 8, Dallas 1 Beaumont 4, Tulsa 3 red man. gets another crack at his The Cuban invader has scored No. 1 ring foe Chico Cortez Mon- j 41 knockouts in 77 professional day night in the tag match feature ; fights and has been beaten 15 of the American Legion's wrest-1 times. ling bouts at Memorial Auditori- j He lost his last test when mid- urn. ! dleweight Eduardo Lausse Chief Lone Eagle is scheduled ! knocked him out in a recent tele- to team with Lee Fields against j vised bout in New York, Cortez and chunky Charley Keene j Since starting his career in 1951. in the main event. Western League Des Moines 4. Wichita. 2 Lincoln 4. Omaha 3 Sioux City 9, Denver 8 Only games scheduled. Martinez has defeated 51 foes, 18 By SAM NORRIS The Baptist Rams managed to outscore the Methodist Eagles 13-8 in the Pony League race yesterday afternoon at Compress Field. Three innings were all the Rams! needed to wrap up the victory and j g into a first place tie with the i Presbyterian Tigers, for the! score-greedy Rams came up the! fourth inning with a tidy 11-4 edge j which the Eagles could not over-! come. j However, in the .natter of errors j the game was strictly a dogfall. Each team was guilty on s~even counts, the 14-error total being a record calculated to stand unequalled for many a summer afternoon. It was another win in the record books for young Joe Bratcher, erstwhile boy wonder of the Little League. While Joe's latest mound j effort was lacking in brilliance, i he pitched well enough with the! exception of two bad innings. j A series of three errors and a| couple of sharp singles by Fowler and Holt allowed the Eagles four runs in the opening frame. Then Bratcher settled down and worked four scoreless innings. Three more Ram errors in the sixth, plus a triple by David Holt and a home run by Jim Pulley accounted for four Methodist runs. With the Eagles threatening more damage after Gilless singled and stole second, Bratcher got the side out by striking out Rounsavall and forcing Griffin to pop to Honeycutt. Hard-working Slick Nelson of the Eagles was pounded for 12 hits. including two triples by Wayne Honeycutt and another by Bill Haney. The Eagle defense was as full .„ . , of holes as that of the Rams, and ! * m wmd up a ,. , . Slick received little support afield, i by vlslLin § an old teammate trus LATEST VICTIM—Vacationing Rocky Marciano kayoed this 60-pound sea bass in Cape Cod Bay off Plymouth. (NEA) Globetrotters See Kellogg He's Still Abed In Little Rock LITTLE ROCK OF)—The Harlem Globetrotters — probably the world's most fabulous basketball team— -night stand here i RAMS AB R H PO A E Honeycutt, 2b-ss .41360 Bratcher, p 5 3 2 l l Brown, ss 2 2 0 0 1 Renfro, 2b o 0 0 0 0 Coalter, c 4 1 l 8 0 Perry, cf 4 2 3 l l Barnes, Ib 2 1 0 3 0 C. Watson, Ib 0 00 0 0 Haney. 3b 4 0 2 1 3 B. Watson, If 4 2 1 0 0 Wheat, rf 2 1 0 0 0 Marrow 2 0 0 l 0 6 morning. The Globtrotter squad — 30 strong is going to the Veterans Administration hospital here to visit, Junius Kellogg. 0 Kellogg is a former Globetrotter I ! who has been paralyzed from the 1 j neck down since he was injured 0 i in an automobile accident near Pine 1 Bluff, Ark., several months ago. Totals 33 13 12 21 EAGLES Griffin, c Simmons, 3b 4 Fitzgerald, ss 4 Nelson, p 4 Fowler, 2b 3 Holt, Ib 2 Pulley, rf 3 Gilless, If 3 Rounsavall, cf ... 3 Totals 30 Kellogg was taken off the critical 01 list several weeks ago and has re- 1; tained partial use of his arms. Oj The Negro basketball star first 7 j made headlines when he was playing | for Manhattan College. He reported AB R H PO A E | a bribe attempt that broke the in- 4 0 0 9 o 01 famous basketball scandal. 0 ° l ° !?| A few of the Trotters visited ^ | Kellogg before their game last night. ijj The Globetrotters defeated the Q i Chicago Brown Borhers 62-47 in an 1 I exhibition basketball game here last n I night. The Boston Whirlwinds, 6 21 0 starring Bevo Frances on the same ! exhibition card defeated the Hono- Home runs, Pulley. Three base Iulu Surfriders 75 - 72 hits, Honeycutt 2. Holt, Haney. Two base hits, Bratcher. Coalter. B. Watson. Double plays, Perry out, Base by on; to Honeycutt. Struck Bratcher 8. Nelson 6. balls, off Bratcher 2, Nelson 4. Wild pitches, Bratcher, Nelson. Passed ball. Griffin. Winning pitcher, Bratcher. Losing pitcher, Nelssn. Sports Roundup— Lone Eagle and Cortez, who is ! by knockouts, lost 9 and fought 3 known as the Mad Mexican, have j draws. been carrying on a running duel i - for several months and it all start- cd right here. A couple of months ago the two squared away in a tag battle and Lone Eagle received some exces- By THE ASSOCHTED PRESS sively rough treatment from Cor- 1 Baltimore— Tommy Lopez, 142 1-4 tez. | Mexico, outpointed Carl Coates, Lone Eagle will bring along his \ 142, Baltimore, 10. wife, Princess Juanita, and her j Louisville— Sid Peaks. 212, Louis- Firtkfc I rttl- rigniS L.US1 Moore Was Great on war drums as a little extra help. In the preliminary bouts Cortez will take on Fields and Lone Eagle will meet Keene. By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Whether Terry Moore has the makings of a successful manager Aggies Look Ahead AP Ne-wsfeatures COLLEGE STATION, Tex.—Texas A&M's football prospects weren't very bright last winter when Paul ville,. knocked out Bull Becton, 216, Chicago, 2. Lenti and Gee Lead Golfers In Qualifying i Johnny Lent! and E. B. Gee, Jr., ! led early qualifiers this week in the j Biytheville Country Club's annual j golf tournament. j Lenti came in with a 36-40 — 76, ! one stroke better than Gee's 77. i However, many of the club's bet- j ter golfers had not yet fired their j Des Moines Register reported to- 1 Qualifying rounds. Many will do so | day that Oklahoma A & M again is I toda y- the remainder waiting until j rumored to become a member of Oklahoma Acs To Big Seven? DES MOINES, Iowa W> — The the Big Seven Conference. tomorrow. O ne surprise among the qualifiers 1 The latest prediction was made i was an 80 turned in by Monette's j by an unofficial but well-informed j Johnny Buzick. Buzik is one of the j source that the Aggies will be ad- ! state's better amateur golfers and | mitted to the Big Seven in Sep- w ^s expected to be one of the two j tember. the Register said. or three low qualifiers. Oklahoma A & M, frequently i Defending Champion J. M. Wil-1 mentioned as an applicant in the! lisms. Jr,. will be excused from Big Seven, is a member of the j qualifying. Missouri Valley Conference. When Cleveland Indian pitcher The Women's Amateur champion- • Art Koutternan was hurling for De- I ship of the U.S.G.A.. will be an I troit in 1950 he led the American Reno, Nev.—Freddie Bravo, 125, j all-match play competition. It will! League in shutouts. Ironically, he Mexico, and Paul Williams, 122, be held at the Allegheny Country Reno, drew, lo. Club, Sewickley, Pa., Sept. 13-18. also allowed the most home runs the same year. f A- ' ' j. j_ n T j -i • 7, , ^ i • /• 11 -rC, ••, -i T i - T-X-, .-.i- 11 •, -, vci V Uliiiiiij ittoij wniici w;icu ^raui remains for time to tell. In taking over the stewardship of the Philadelphia Phillies the old (Bear) Bryant was hired as coach. Cardinal ball hawk inherits a tough job that has broken two good men in recent years. But that is of the future. What arjart. we would like to say of Moore has to do with his past, and the fact that we have thought of him quite a few times just lately while an argument was -izzling around here about the relative centerfielding abilities of two young men named Willie Mays and Duke Snider. Like DiMaggio It is only one man's opinion, but in our book ")oth of the current wonder boys will have to run a long way and make many a catch that has no business being caught before they will deserve to be ranked with Terry in the fielding department. The only one we have seen who could haul them in the way Moore did was Joe Dimaggio, and xve never could split them and the spirit he infused into lus What made the Cardinal star's teammates, it seemed here, were catches the more amazing was the worth more than another 30 points fact he used a special glove which j on his batting average would have was only very little larger than his hand instead of the huge, webbed ball traps favored by _the great majority of players these days. The average little leaguer wouldn't be caught dead wearing such a digest-size mitt, but Moore could do minor miracles with it. Solid Man Although men he played with outhit him, Stan Musial and Country Slaughter among them, it always was our feeling that Moore was the solid man of the last two great Cardinal teams, the pennant winners of 1942 and '46. The game- saving plays he made in the field And they seemed even dimmer when four top players were suspended .from school. But Bryant and his staff are responsible for bringing in some of the state's top schoolboy stars. This means good teams in 1955 or 1956. Some of the bright prospects are Kenneth Hall who scored 395 the words written about his ap- points in his senior year: T-quar- That is about all we wanted to say about Terry Moore as a player Our thought was that in all NOW! Re-Opening. 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 51) Premium Gas and 5D Premium Kool-Motor Oil pointment as manager of the Phils, too few were .devoted to his tremendous skill afield. We wanted lo say that we know exactly what Roy Hamey, the Phils' general manager, meant when he said terback Carlos Esquival who was an all-state selection; Ed Durley, best scchoolboy punter in the state; and Hubert Miller, all-state center. Frank Thomas, outfielder for the he hoped Moore could inspire the j Pittsburgh Pirates, once studied for club to play the way he did. ! the priesthood. Lawrence Cards' Workhorse ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Lawrence, rookie Negro hurl- pr who was er wno was Jablonski belted his single to left; Milwaukee defeated Brooklyn. 6-1. field off ace Giant reliefer Marv ; to keep the Burns 6 '-i games off the im frnm Gnssom wno suffered his up irom loss ^ ainst eight victories . fourth ; pace. Red Schoendienst delivered a /~I 1 i 1 .1 j.1_ ^° ~. O "» • »<,uv* .t_u. . AwtU v=l_-ilUCi;U*CiiOI, UCilvCiCU H. COlumbUS less than a month j The Giants tied the game with a i two-run double for the Birds in the ; ago, is turning into a work- i three-run eighth on a walk, a single ; fourth for his first hit in 16 trips ' horse for the St. Louis Car- 1 < ^ Davey Williams, a run-scoring : to the plate after his consecutive : 1 blow by Ray Katt and Stan Musial's I hitting streak was stopped at 28 ! outfield error. The tying run came I straight games. " i Lawrence came on in the ninth hom< ; after ari °ther error and an j Umpire Tom Gorman was forced ! inning last night to hold down the \ infield hit by Bobby Hofman. ; to leave the game in the last of : New York Giants, after the Na- _S^ ^usial belted his_ 27th hom- ; the ninth after being hit on the' tional League leaders had tied the game in the eighth. He received credit for his fourth victory against two losses since June 22 when Ray Jablonski belted a two-out single in the Cards' ninth to score Wally Moon with the winning run as the Cards come out on top, 5-4. er for the Cards and Willie Mays j right hand by a foul in the top cracked his 32nd or the season for j half of the frame. He may have the Giants.^ j suffered a dislocated thumb. Um- Xo Lost Ground [ pire Augie Dor.atelli replaced him New York didn't lose ground as ; behind the plate. No Dam Sighted For New Bar Pit Fishermen's Request To Retain Water Tabled by Board Local sportsmen seemingly hav* lost in an effort to save some 11 miles of fishing water in the new borrow pi: near Big Lake. At a hearing this week, Drainage District 17 board members took no action on a request to have a low dam put in the pit. Farmers from the area objected to the dam and the board tabled the motion to retain any water there. A board spokesman pointed out that any such dam would be of ft temporary nature in view of district plans to utilize the pit ai a drainage canal in the future. When these plans materialize, they stated, no dams of any sort would be practical. Board members are 2. M. R6g*- nold, Charles Langston and Charles Rose. Chiefs Entertain Finley / Tenn., Sunday at 2:30 Sd Stemac. ace hurler of tb« Biytheville Chiefs, will go after Uii third straight win over Pinley, Tenn, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. But he doesn't expect it to be an easy one. At Finley, he beat the Tennesse- eans 3-2. At Fritz West Park her*, he beat them 1-0. " The game tomorrow will be played | a Fritz West Park, also. i This afternoon, the Chiefs to to I Saniord. New managers in the America* Assn. this 'season are Kerby FarreH at; Indianapolis and Bill Rigney ac Minneapolis. See The New MERCURY For the ulrimat* in outboard motor »»r- formcrsce, vm th« gre«n-cnd-sily«r M«rajfy masterpieces! 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