The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 20, 1954
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FAGW MX BLYTHBYILL1 (ARK.) COURIER NEW! TUESDAY, JTOY 20, 1954 can Pennant Race at Vital Point By BEST PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The next 10 days can go a long way in deciding the American League pennant chances of the Chicago White Sox. During that spell the Sox face the New York Yankees seven times, starting tonight in Yankee Stadium. The Yanks trail first-place Cleveland by half a game. The White Sox are another four lengths back. It's going to be a long hard road for Paul Richards' Go-Go Boys, but their four-game sweep over the Indians just before the All-Star break convinced a lot of fans the Sox still are big threat. The Yankees are the big stumbling block. In 12 meetings, so far the White Sox have come out on the short end eight times. Against every other team, including Cleveland, Chicago holds a winning edge. Sandwiched in between the home- and-home series with Chicago, the Yankees meet Cleveland in a three- game set in New York over the weekend. K could turn out that th recently revivea Boston. Red Sox will hold the immediate key'to the first- place scramble. While the White Sox are playing the Yankees, the Indians will be meeting Boston. And when: Cleveland switches to New York, Chicago goee to Boston. * * * The Indians and Yanks both won yesterday. Chicago had the day off. Cleveland defeated Washington, 4-3. New York whipped Detroit, 8-0. Boston won a pair from Baltimore 9-7 and 8-5. In the National League, Harry Perkowski of Cincinnati pitched a 12-inning, three-hit shutout over the league-leading New York Giants, winning 1-0 on Hobie Landrith's home run. Second-place Brooklyn also lost, 9-4 to Chicago. St. Louis beat Philadelphia 5-1 and Milwaukee defeated Pittsburgh 4-1. The big thriller was in Cincinnati. Perkowski, a left-hander who had lost seen out of eight decisions this year, pitched brilliantly against the Giants. He walked five, struck out six two of them in the 12th inning, and was in danger of being scored upon only in the seventh when Monte Irvin led off with a double against the scoreboard. Irvin, however, was picked * * * off second. W h i t e y Lockman doubled with two out in the second. Al Dark beat out an infield single in the llth. Brooklyn put on one of its worst fieldin& performances of the season, committing five errors, in losing to the Cubs for the first time in 10 games. Peace and "~* reigned at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, scene of Sunday's riot, as the Cardinals whipped the Phillies. Rookie Brooks Lawrence scattered 10 hits in winning his fifth game since joining the Redbirds less than a month ago. Home runs accounted for both Boston triumphs over Baltimore. In the first game veteran Mickey Owen climaxed a six-run rally in the ninth with a grand-slam drive. In the nightcap the Sox came from behind with five homers. Jackie Jensen hit a pair and Ted Williams ,Milt Boiling and Jim Piersall hit one each. Giles Holds Card Hearing Today ST. LOUIS (AP) — National League President Warren, Giles holds court here today on a free-for-all between the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies Sunday in a game the umpires forfeited to the Phils. Giles arrived in town yesterday from Cincinnati but quickly made himself unavailablp for comment. Giles suspended Cardinal Manager Eddie Stankj r . catcher Sal Yvars and pitcher Ellis (Cot) Deal of the Birds and first baseman Earl Torgeson of the Phils pending the hearing. He took no action against Phil Manager Terry Moore, who also was involved in the rukus. Riddle Directs Team Coach Johnny Riddle directed the Cards as they defeated the Phils 5-1, last night in a game as quiet and orderly as the second game of the double-header Sunday Was riotous. Presumably the circumstances leading to the forfeiture of the game, as well as the fight, will be considered at the hearing. Giles notified the Cardinals of his action in a telegram yesterday after Redbird General Manager Dick Meyer asked the league prexy to come here for an on-the-spot investigation. Brawl To be on hand for the hearing, Giles said, are Managers Stanky and Moore, their coaches, not more than three other representatives of each club, Yvars^.Deal and Tor- geson and the umpires. The brawl started after Torgeson objected to close pitches by Deal, then got into a fight with Yvars. The two managers, enemies since Stanky fired Moore as a Cardinal coach in 1952, and players from both teams poured onto the field. Police broke up the free-for-all after about eight minutes. Shortly afterward, still in the fifth inning, Umpire Babe Pinelli forfeited the game to Philadelphia because of delaying tactics by the Cards. Casualties from the fray were minor. TIPPING ALLOWED — A sharp gust has the Nan of Kames taking water over the gunwales as she scuds over the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, in. squally weather. Tricky winds have yachtsmen leaning on stubborn tillers during exciting racing. Furgol Goes After PGA Title Now - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the first time since Ben Hogan scored his first "slam" in 1948, the National Open golf champion is shooting for America's No. 2 pro golf prize, the PGA championship. And even the celebrated "Minneapolis Line" won't give you much Sports Roundup- Bartzen Wins Not Exciting By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The successive victories scored by Bernard Bartzen over our two fair-haired tennis stars, Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert, as -he won the National Clay Courts Championship over the weekend are not to be taken too seriously in sizing up the summer's grass court campaign beginning this week at Philadelphia or the annual Davis Cup embroilment in Australia during the winter. * Bartzen is no meteoric newcomer * Bombers Get Win Over Courier, 77-6 Spotting the Courier News Dirty Sox three first-inning runs, the League leading General American Bombers stormed back to pull out an 11-6 victory in a "Y" league game at Maloney Part yesterday afternoon. Each team collected 11 hits, but the Bombers picked the choice spots in which to drop some of their safeties. Home run honors were even, the Bombers getting one in the second on John Reed's powerful line drive blast into the right field cow pasture. In the seventh. Jack Halstead's line drive to right cemerfield rolled between the pursuing fielders for four bases. who might sweep through the Eastern fixtures, including the National Championships at Forest Hills,, and lead a triur:phant invasion of Aussieland. The thin left-hander is just a very good tennis player who happens to be at his best on the slower lay surface. His victory at Chicago, while no doubt a happy one for him, does little to brighten this country's over-all tennis picture. Trabert and Seixas, despite their indifferent showings at Wimbledon, remain the best we have in sight. Corf ez, Keene Defeated in Tag Feature Chico (The Mad Mexican) Cortez had difficulty getting along with his partner last night and as a result he was soundly thrashed in the tag match main event of _ the American Legion's wrestling single Wght young 7 prospect com-' bout s at Memorial Auditorium. ing up this summer with any hope of blazing to the top, as they used to do. Even California seems to have run completely dry. There is an outside chance of an important development in this week's Pennsylvania Championships. Some think that Ham Richardson, the intercollegiate king, might be ready to come into his own in this one and supplant Seixas as our No. 2 man. Both Seixas However, the most damaging I and Art Larse " are entered. But blow of the game was J. L. John-1 even lf Ham should win *> our Davis Cup prospects would be son's bases loaded triple in the fifth, in which frame the Bombers amassed four markers to sew it up. The Dirty Sox indulged in a menacing display in the top of the first frame, as they notched three runs on as many hits and a couple of Bomber bobbles, but after that, they went down meekly and in order for the next three innings. Meanwhile, the Bombers were handed a gift tally in the lower half of the first, added an earned run in the second and went ahead to stay in the third with two more counters. • The Sox threatened in the fifth on successive singles by Anderson and Ollison, but both died aboard. They came back to net two in the sixth and one in the seventh but could not seriously threaten, as the Bombers had piled up a commanding lead with four in the fifth and three in the sixth. Bill Meharg was the winning pitcher, while George Anderson wa* tb« loser. Each was touched for 11 bingles, but Anderson issued four fire* tickets, all of which figured in the scoring. ACeharg gi,ve up only one walk. This win gave th« Bombers a still tighttr hold on their first piac* perch atop th« league ladder. All games scheduled this week in the Men's league and the High Hchool softball league will be played at Maloney Park, instead of Lltttt Part, M originally ached- i uJ«d. ' very little improved, as the Australians have four or five players who are better than the Tulane senior. That is, they have been up to now. Trabert, who must win two singles if we are to have a chance of bringing the big cup home next winter, is passing up the first grass court event this week in favor of the Colorado state tournament, on clay. So are Gardnar Mulloy and Billy Talbert. Sponsors of the Denver event must have sent out some seductive invitations. It might be a mistake to dismiss Bartzen so lightly. The 26-year-old sporting goods salesman could have improved tremendously since last season. But there always is a tendency to accept victories scored on clay with a minimum of excitement and wait until the winner proves that he can hold his own against the "big" games on grass, where the national rankings are exclusively decided. Strikts Out, Scorti TOLEDO, Ohio (/Pj—Billy Queen. Toledo Sox third' baseman, scored a run after striking out. It happened this twy. Queen struck out swinging but the Kansas City catcher missed 'the ball. Queen made first base by the time the catcher retrieved it. A single sent Bill to third where he scored oa a aacriflot fl>. Chico traded blows with his partner, Charley Keene, several times during the bout while their opponents, Lee Fields and Chief Lone Eagle, enjoyed the fun from a neutral corner. The spats between Cortez and Keene cost them the match. For it was during a couple of their hottest exchanges that Fields and Lone Eagle won their falls. Keene and Cortez won the first fall in easy fashion, taking it in 13 minutes. But early in the second, round their trouble started when Cortez refused to tag Keene who sought refuge outside the ring. Keene went after Cortez and Fields after both of them. Five minutes later Fields pinned Keene, who was interested in nobody but Cortez. Then in the third fall it started all over and the rift cost Cortez and Keene the third and deciding fall. It was Lone Eagle who put the pin on Cortez this time while he was attempting to get to Keene, who was beipg pinned by Fields. In the preliminary bouts Keene was defeated by Lone Eagle and Cortez lost to Fields. Jockey to Trainer OCEANPORT, N. J. <7P)—Two seasons ago Porter Roberts was one of the leading jockeys at Monmouth Park. Now the 39-year-old Kentuckian is back AS a successful trainer. One of his star fillies is the 2-year old Menolene. She is the star of the Dickey Stable, having won the Gulfstream Dinner Party, Singing Tower and Rancocas stakes this year. Robert*, who rode such horses as El Mono, Stymie, Mar-Kell and Third .Degree, still weighs 112 pounds. He holds an advantage over many trainers in that he c<m exercise his own horses when he choose* to do *o. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. C Cleveland 61 28 .685 New York 61 29 .678 Chicago 57 33 .633 4 Detroit 37 49 .430 5 Boston 37 50 .425 5 Washington ... 35 50 .412 1 Baltimore 32 57 .360 5 Philadelphia ... 30 54 .357 : Today's Games Chicago at New York (N) Cleveland at Boston (N) . Baltimore at Washington CN) Detroit at Philadelphia (2> Monday's Results New York 8, Detroit 0 Cleveland 4. Washington 3 Boston 9-8, Baltimore 7-5 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 60 30 .667 Brooklyn 54 36 .600 6 Cincinnati 47 44 .516 13 ] /2 Milwaukee 46 44 .511 14 Philadelphia ... 43 42 .506 14*4 St. Louis 42 46 .477 17 Chicago 34 52 .395 24 Pittsburgh 29 61 .322 31 Today's Games New York at Cincinnati Brooklyn at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis (N) Only games scheduled Monday's Results Chicago 9, Brooklyn 4 Cincinnati 1, New York o (12 innings) Milwaukee 4. Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 1 idea of "crooked arm" Ed Furgor's chances of winning this tough event over a course that could be plan murder to followers of golfing form. Furgol, the surprise winner of the Open, at Baltusrol last month got into the PGA championship on a sort of rain check-that's a rule which automatically qualifies the deigning Open titLeholder even though he may have missed out, as Ed, did, in the sectional rounds. Too Touffh This rule, which hasn't been exercised lately, is something like the one which would have permitted Furgol to play clear through the recent Manakiki Open even trough his score didn't qualify him for the last 36 holes. Hogan doesn't play in the PGA championship any more. He figures the seven-day grind is too tough for him. Purgol is just one of 135 players who'll start shooting tomorrow for 63 places in the match play bracket. After 36 holes of qualifying, the survivors will start Friday on the knockout phase, which winds up with next Tuesday's 36-hole final. Only the defending champion, Wally Burkemo, is exempt from "this qualifying test and he plans to shoot for tine $250 medalist's prize anyway. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. .598 GB New Orleans ... 61 41 Atlanta 57 40 .588 IV; Birmingham ... 55 45 .550 5 Chattanooga ... 54 46 .540 6 Memphis 48 50 .490 11 Mobile 42 58 .420 18 Little Rock ..... 41 59 .410 19 Nashville 38 57 .400 19 ! /2 Yesterday's Results Birmingham 21. Atlanta 2 Chattanooga 6. Nashville 3 Memphis 2-9, Little Rock 0-2 (1st, completed suspended game of July 18) Games Today Birmingham at Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock Atlanta at Nashville (2^ New Orleans at Memphis Osceo/o Little Leaguers Play 7:30 Tonight OSCBOLA — Little Leaguers of Osceola will be gunning for their 14th victory in 15 games at 7:30 tonight at Hale Field when they take on Cherry Valley. Coach Austin Banner's outfit is in second place and Parkin, which holds- the only win over the Osceola club, is leading the pack. With five games remaining in league play, the Indians still have plenty of time to overcome the Parkin outfit and if both go undefeated until next week, Osceola can pull into a tie by defeating the leaders. Probable starters for tonight's game for the Indians: Spencer, catcher; Weldon, pitcher; Strange, first; Weiss or Chiles, second; Ed Weldon, short; Jack Morse, third; Pierce, left; Dreher, center and Arcock, right. COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet GB El Dorado 54 27 .667 — reenville 47 32 .595 6 Meridian 43 37 .538 10 ] -> Monroe 37 48 .451 Pine Bluff 34 44 .436 Hot Springs 25 55 .318 26^ Yesterday's Results Greenville 13, El Dorado 3 Pine Bluff 5, Meridian 1 Hot Springs 5-3, Monroe 4-6 Games Today 'ine Bluff at El Dorado Greenville at Monroe Meridian at Hot Springe MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 6, St. Paul I Indianapolis 12, Toledo 6 Louisville 6, Kansas City 1 Minneapolis 6, Columbus 3 Texas League Fort Worth 6, San Antonio 4 Houston 5, Dallas 2 Oklahoma City 8, Beaumont 4 Tulsa 5, Shreveport 4 (13 innings) Western League Omaha 6, Wichita 4 Denver 4, Lincoln 0 Sioux City 6, Colorado Springs B De§ Moine* 3, Pueblo 1 WE REPAIR • Hydraulic Jacks • Air Compressors • Battery Chargers • Starter* • Generators • Greaae Guns "" • Steam Cleaners All Work Guaranteed JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Engine Retnuldera Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 2-2007 Oldtimer Mickey Owen Gives Sox Lift with Bat BOSTON (AP) — Mickey Owen's grand slam home run won't decide any pennant race but it has put a gilt edge on his baseball memories and pushed the Boston Red Sox into fifth place. There were two out and Boston fer like me could hit a home run second grand slam. The other was trailed 7-5 in the ninth inning of the first game with Baltimore yesterday when substitute .catcher Owen came to the plate. Reliefer Mike Blyzka had a 2-2 count on Mickey when the veteran of 20 years of professional baseball sent a high :rve ball into Fenway Park's left field screen. The Red Sox had won 9-7. Long Effect The -ffect lasted beyond the immediate bedlarr. with Owen's teammates swarming over him at the plate. They took his example to heart and lashed out five homers in the second game for an 8-5 triumph. By the end of the day Boston had supplanted Washington in fifth place in the American League and was a scant half game behind fourth place Detroit. As Owe; explained it: "The boys figured if an old gaf- anybody can." Successive inning blasts by Jackie Jensen and one each by Ted Williams, Milt Boiling and Jim. Piersall were the second game fruits of the Owen inspiration. Looking for Job Mickey showed up at the Red Sox Sarasota, Fla., spring training site this year trying to catch on as player, coach, anything. Figuring his experience would be an asset to the young team, Boston took him on. He had helped spell Sammy -Whit- appearing in 14 of 85 garres prior to yesterday. The Red Sox went into that ninth inning down 7-3 but got a life on PiersalFs two-Tun double. Williams walked. Owen fouled a 2-1 pitch just out of catcher Clint Courtney's reach into the second row. Then he hit the 14th homer of his 13 major league years and for the Dodgers against Philadelphia .in 1941. Mickey, now 38, has been in the game off and on since he joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1937. But his finer moments often have been forgotten. It is remembered that as catcher for Brooklyn in 1941, his dropped third strike on Tommy Henrich in the world series gave the New York Yankees a life and they rallied from a 3-4 deficit to a 7-4 victory. The Springfield, Mo., catcher left the majors to play in the Mexican League 1946-48, became ineligible and had. to sit out reinstatement. When he got the green light he joined the Chicago Cubs until they released him in December of 1951. Last year he managed Piedmont of the Class B Piedmont League and this past Puerto Rico. piloted Caguas Willie Yanks' New Man of Minute NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo (Willie) Miranda walked gingerly from the shower and laughed as he headed for his locker in the New York Yankee dressing room. "See," he said grinning, "you hit a home run and everybody waits to talk to you. There are more guys around here now than there have been all season." This was yesterday, some minutes after the Yankees had blanked the Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Allie Reynolds' three-hitter. Two of the runs came on Miranda's first homer of the year and the second of his major league career. Solid Smash "They all were kidding me in the dugout after I hit that one," he said. "They said, 'Are you weak or sometliing. Wlr can't you hit it into the upper deck.' " Actually, the blow was a solid one, traveling on a line about 350 feet into the lower left field seats. Willie, a switch-hitter, who resides in Havana and plays for Almendarez in the Cuban League during the winter, has a lifetime big league batting average of .222. Except for starting assignment June 1 and July 2, the 27-year-old Miranda has been used solely as a late-inning defensive replacement for shortstop Phil Rizzuto. That was until the first game of Sunday's double-header against Detroit when Manager Casey Stengel decided to give Rizzuto a much- needed rest. May Be Regular Now Miranda may be kept in the lineup against the Chicago White Sox tonight in the first game of an important four-game set. Although he doer-'t care to discuss it, Stengel plainly is won-'ed by Rizzuto's inability 'to produce. Phil, who will be 36 on Sept. 25, is batting only .203 and has slowed down perceptibly in the field. Hence, Miranda could well play a more vital role than expected in the club's drive for a sixth straight pennant. Chiefs Play Two Games This Week Two more victories behind them, Blytheville's Chiefs have a pair of games on the agenda for this week. They go to Marked Tree Saturday and return to Fritz West Park here on Sunday for a return game with Stanford. Last Saturday, in a wild game at Stanford, the Chiefs came out with a narrow 15-14 victory in a game which saw a total of 30 hits, interspersed with numerous errors and bases an balls. Deciding factor for the Chiefs was a six-run seventh inning when they scored on two hits, three errors and four free tickets. Killett, Fisher, Garner, O'Neal and Halstead all had two hits for the Chiefs. West was the winning pitcher. Sunday, the Chiefs took a 6-3 win over Finley, Tenn., behind the seven-hit pitching of Eddie Stemac. RounsavalTs two for four led the Chiefs at bat. Both hits were doubles. White and Killett also doubled. Tournament Confusion Is Cleared To correct some confusion in pairings of Blytheville Country Club's annual tournament, Professional Paul Farrington today released this aanouncement of pairings in the championship and second flights: Championship Flight Williams vs. Denton; Porter vs. Stickmon: McWatc**s vs. Buzick: Terry vs. I. R. Coleman; Hubbard vs. Whitsitt; Gee, Jr.,, vs. Thomasson; Lenti vs. Daniels; Graham vs. Gee, Sr. Second Flight Mclvianus vs. B. Terry; Caldwell, Sr., vs. Afflick, Jr.; Haines, Jr., vs. Regenold; Crigger vs. Afflick, Sr.; Thomas vs. Buck; An* derson vs. Hutson; Thompson vs. Rogers; Morse vs. Cooper. Giants Were Giants NEW YORK (/?>—By smacking two pinch-hit homers in -the same inning, the Giants set a major league record against the Cardinals. Bobby Hoffman and Dusty Rhodes were the pinch swingers who did the trick. They didn't come in succession because Wes Westrum came to bat between the pair. He also hit a four-bagger. The Giants won 7-6. MEN! You are Invited to See a Special Display of Fine Fabrics From The World's Great Mills Mr. James R. Scott SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF Storrs-Schaefer Custom Tailors y Will Be In Our Store WED. and THURS. - JULY 21-22 With a Complttt Ntw Lin« of Fall Fabrics In MaaVto-Mtastirt Suits and Topcoats t R.D. Hughes Co. "Wfitrt tJtt Mow W*« KIWW+— iuft His C/otfrti"

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