The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 22, 1954
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THURSDAY, JULY 22,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGESEV1N Stanky, Hutch May Have to Go Jobs of Nine Managers Are Jeopardy By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — When it was reported here several weeks ago that Steve O'Neill's removal would be the first major move of Roy Hamey, the new general manager charged an outsider with tampering with the Phillies. Hamey went to some length to explain that normal gripes had been interpreted as genuine disgruntlement. The reporter told Hamey that the Philadelphia Nationals were openly criticizing Stout Steve O'Neill's tactics. Hamey said that wasn't good, and it wasn't, for in came Terry Moore. Two more major league managerial switches seem imminent. They easily could involve Eddie Stanky of the Cardinals and the Tigers' Freddie Hutchinson. Two managers have already gone, Phil Cavarretta of the Cubs having been replaced by Stan Hack before the first shot was fired. That was the first time in history a field marshal got the gate' for looking at his athletes while losing exhibition games. This is the open season on pilots and there could be a record turn-. over. This largely is due to the totally unbalanced leagues. With little more than half of the campaign concluded, three clubs dominate the American League and in the National only one, the Dodgers, has a Chinaman's chance of catch- Ing the Giants. . It wouldn't be at all surprising if there were nine changes by the time of the winter meetings. * * * A WASHINGTON BLOC would j struggle along without the services of Bucky Harris. Lou Boudreau could be caught in the switches of the Red Sox* youth movement. Eddie Joost would be pretty sure to close in one with the transfer of the Athletics' franchise. Jimmy Dykes is no more secure than the Orioles' position in the American League race. Any further collapse of the Dodgers could mean Walter Alston's return to Triple A, where the foremost citizen of Darrtown, O., fared so • well. August A. Busch, Jr., gave Muggsy Stanky a vote of confidence as recently as July 18, just before the Red Birds blew another double-header to drop the highest- scoring outfit in the big show 18 games off the pace. President Busch might not have BEFORE THE BATTLE—Every thing was sweetness and light as Terry Moore, center, and Eddie Stanky discussed ground rules i, St. Louis. The second game of the doubleheader wound up -wi;h Stanky throwing a football tackle on the new manager of the Phillies. That precipitated a free-for-all. Umpire Babe Pinelh '•ordered the contest forfeited to the visitors because of delaying tactics by the Cardinals. (NEA) ED FURGOL As told to Harry Grayson Every club has a purpose. Your job is to make' the clubs work for you. With them, you achieve different distances and trajectories to fit the shot required. One thing should always be remembered. Your swing is the same with every club. It varies only in length and leverage. Control the swing through your hands, according to the position of the ball in relation to you swing, the hands the controlling power. Accelerate through the turn of your body. The bigger the turn, the more power. 3ody -turn i-s the genera-ting ^ jov.-er behind: \-oar given Stanky so much assurance after seeing him precipitate a free-for-all by throwing a football tacl^e on Manager Moore of the Phillies at the plate and having a game forfeited for stalling. Stanky has two more j^ears on a three-year contract, but Anheuser- Busch is a lavish spender. Stanky could be employed in another capacity, and it is not good business anywhere to have the manager roundly booed evs>ry time he sticks his neck out of the home dugout. * * * DETROIT HAS TOO many kids and too many combatants who never were good enough. The Tigers started so well that the club is 200.000 ahead of last season's attendance, but the under-manned organization struck its level and Detroit operatives report that Spike Briggs faults Hutchinson, an old pitcher, for letting faltering fingers stick around too Family Rooting Helps CHICAGO (JP) — Bill Yankees' rookie first Skowron, baseman, wishes his family would watch him play every day. His mother, brother, sister, friends and schoolmates from this city came to see him in a game against the White Sox. Bill smacked a two-run homer his first time at bat. He later added a single. Delaware Park has five race 71-Year-Old Singer Has His Memories BLOOMFIELD, N. J. UP) — In the '20s Will Oakland was a famous singer, a millionaire and the darling of society. Today, at 71, Oakland lives alone in a boarding house on an old age pension and a vetertracks: the main oval, two steeple- ' allowance _ He lost his fortune chase courses, a % mile training track for flat runners and a steeplechase schooling course. Pitcher Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals holds the major league record for most balks in one game (4) made May 3, 1950, while pitching for the New York Yankees. and Scout Joe Gordon, who managed briefly in Sacramento. long and not having firemen warmed up in time. President Briggs also is said to be critical' of! Briggs was just waiting for an op- Hutch's strategy, but that could be! portunity to bring Dressen back Early in the season, I heard that second guessing. Hutchinson, who has been with the Tigers since he was a boy, is personally popular with Briggs, his mother, and the board of directors. Mentioned as successors, are Charley Dressen: Jack Tighe, who managed in the chain for years and is now a trouble shooter there; from Oakland. Briggs is a great admirer of Dressen. They are very close. This could be the spot for Charley Dressen to return to the majors with a contract for more than one year. The manager is the fall guy. He is paid for being expendable. in the depression. "The world doesn't owe me a thing," the veteran showman says. •"I've got my health, my memories, what else could a man ask at my age?" After appearances on several recent TV shows Oakland said: "I tell you, when I heard that applause again a chill went up and down my spine." Brake Fluid Gauge DETROIT (#) — A meter designed to show quickly the amount of brake fluid left in the car has been developed by a Detroit manufacturer. It is mounted on the top of the storage cylinder for the fluid. Ark-Mo Gets Win in Wild 78-70 Game In a game featuring every kind of softball, from the best to the worst, the Ark-Mi Kilowatts took Montgomery Ward into camp by an 18-10 score at Maloney Park yesterday afternoon. Errors were as thick as the fleas on your favorite pup, a total of 14 being committed by the two teams. On the other hand, there were moments when the fielding play sparkled. The Kilowatt stick work was paced by Sonny Garner, who had two homers, a triple and a single in five appearances, accounting for eight of the Ark-Mo runs. Montgomery Ward stayed in the game until the sixth inning, when the Kilowatts tallied five markers to put the contest in the deep freeze. Each team had scored once in the first. Ark-Mo went ahead 4-2 in the second and tied it at five-all in the third. Neither scored in the fourth, but Ark-Mo got four and Ward's three in the fifth. Loose play in the sixth and seventh on the part of the losers was their downfall, as, the Kilowatts amassed nine runs in the two innings. Jim Tully did the hurling for the winners, giving up only seven hits and walking seven. Bob Cox was on the hill for Ward's until the sixth when he gave way to "Chigger" Smith. They allowed a total of 11 bingles. Standing of the teams: Won Lost Bombers 9 Southwestern Bell ..6 Montgomery Ward .. 5 Courier News 5 Ark-Mo 3 GMAC 2 1 4 5 5 7 8 Pet. .900 .600 .500 .500 .300 .200 for League Leaders By THE ASSOCHTED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Noren, New York, .353; Avila, Cleveland,. .338; Minoso, Chicago, .330; Mantle, New York, .320; Rosen, Cleveland, .319. Runs batted in — Minoso, Chicago, 74; Rosen, Cleveland, 73; Berra and Mantle, New York, 70; Doby, Cleveland, 66. Home runs — Mantle, New York 19; Doby and Rosen, Cleveland, 17; Sievers, Washington, 15; Minoso, Chicago, Boone, Detroit, Zer- nial, Philadelphia and Vernon, Washington, 14. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 108; Trucks, Chicago, 98; Wynn, Cleveland, 85; Pierce, Chicago, 82; Coleman, Chicago, 80. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Snifler, Brooklyn, .361; Mueller, New York, .348; Musial and Schoendienst, St. Louis, .338; Bell, Cincinnati, .334. Runs batted in — Musial, St. Louis, 87; Hodges, Brooklyn and Jablonski, St. Louis, 79; Snider, Brooklyn, 78; Bell, Cincinnati, 77. Home runs—Mays, New York, 33; Sauer, Chicago and Musial, St. Louis, 27; Hodges, Brooklyn and Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 25. Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 18; Fondy, Chicago, 16; Temple, Cincinnati, 12; Moon, St. Louis 10; Mathews, Milwaukee and Jablonski, St. Louis, 7. Pitching—Antonelli, New York, Errors Help Jaycees to Win Three-Run Fourth Leads to 4-2 Loss for Lions A three-run fourth inning, in which only one hit figured, paved the way for a 4-2 victory for the Jaycees over the fading Lions Club in Blytheville's Little League yesterday. Though outhit 4-2, the Jaycees capitalized on three errors, a base on balls, a single and a fielder's choice for their big frame while Jimmy Marshall was sailing along on the mound with firm support afield. The Lions got their two runs the hard way in the third when Jesse Raspberry's single was followed by Jerry Hill's bunt single and Jim Killett's one-baser. Error Helps Jaycees Barry Ball's single, which rolled through an outfielder, scored all three Jaycee runs in their big fourth, Ball going all the way around on the error. Only other Jaycee run came in the seventh when Freddy White singled and advanced on an error. Aside from those flurries, it was a fine pitching duel between Marshall, the ex-Lion who was traded to the Jaycees several weeks ago, and Billy Nelson. Nothing but singles were hit off the two horlers. Marshall fanned eight, striking out the side in the second. Nelson whiffed six Jaycees, al though he was a little wild, walking seven while Marshall didn't give up a single free trip. Jaycees AB R H Chitmon, rf 0 0 0 Dunkin, rf 1 1 0 Courtney, If 1 0 0 Wicker, rf-lf 2 1 0 Ball, ss 4 1 1 Cobb, Ib 2 0 0 Elledge, 3b 3 0 0 White, c 3 1 1 Storey, cf 100 Cherry, cf 0 0 0 Marshall, p 2 0 0 Carson, 2b 3 0 0 22 4 2 Lions AB R H Alford, rf-lf 3 0 0 Raspberry, Ib 3 1 2 Hill, cf 301 Killett, ss 3 0 1 Jacques, 3b 3 0 0 Gestring, 2b 3 0 0 Graham, rf 0 0 0 Morris. If 1 0 0 Smythe, If 100 Mathes, c 2 0 0 Nelson, p 2 0 0 24 2 4 Jaycees 010 300 — 4 Lions 002 000 — 2 FREELOADINC FELINE—& surprised Nancy Lee Apple pre™!s to gi"e akeelhauling to Skipper, a beachcombing tomcat that has his eve on her catch^ Miss Apple is ^hearsing for .he Sausalito. Calif., Salmon Derby, July 17-Sept. 10, (NEA) Jeered by Moore MILWAUKEE (AP) — There seemed to be some doubt in the mind of Philadelphia Phillies' manager Terry Moore last night about the sincerity of the sugar-and-cream apology made the other day by manager Eddie Stanky of the St. Louis Cardinals. "He said the same thing in 1952, right after he got the job, but the reform didn't last long," said Moore, who was involved in the fracas last Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Moore, a Cardinal coach in '52, was released a short time later by Stanky and the two haven't been exactly friendly since then. Dugout Gossip Moore chuckled when someone mentioned that the Cardinals had beaten the Phillies, 5-1, Monday night under the direction of coach Johnny Riddle while Stanky was under suspension. "Yeah," said Moore, "and things were a lot different in the dugout the boys tell me. Why, they said some of the Cardinals were even smiling and I heard somebody say it was too bad Stanky didn't get the whole season off." Moore went on to explain that under Stanky there is strict discipline in the Cardinal dugout during games, with no conversation permitted and players ordered to look straight ahead at the field at all times. "He used to have a system of fines," Moore went on. "I think it cost you a dollar if you took your cap off like this," and he put his cap on his knee. "There were a lot,of others, too." By JIMMIE BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK —(NBA)— Mick«? McConnell, back from another ont of his two-week* swing* around tht Little League circuit, make* observations which this department feel* should be passed along. "The quality of play ha* shown a. marked improvement," field Director McConnell notes. "If you were to take the way the game i» played today and compare it with Little League contests when the program first started, the difference would hit you right between th« eyes. "It ii all in the coaching. With each season, the people managing the youngsters are learning more and they are passing it down to th« kids. "I still find a serious flaw in almost every League I've hit, however, because the player* do not know, as a rule, how to control A bat. Most of the time, except In the natural hitter*, the kids use the bat as a protection. They just don't want to strike out. The swings are not smooth. "I believe this is the major criticism of most Little Leaue teaching I've seen. 'The boys should spend more tim* on the fundamentals of hitting—• starting with the grip and working down the line.' » • » Bayonne, N. J., youngesters must feel as if they are in the middle fo a classy big league park when they look at the Scoreboard in deep centerfield. Rosenthal Memorial Stadium ha* a semi-electric Scoreboard which records strikes, balls, outs, and hits or errors. It is operated from a push-button panel in the press-box behind the home plate. How the Little Leaguers in that town were given'this swank scoreboard is pretty much the story of how Little League baseball operates throughout the land. The 6 by 15-foot affair is wired by an electric cable company, built by volunteers and its cost are paid for by donations. * • » A few weeks back, the coaching work of Jerry Lee, head man of the Grand Island, Neb., program, was pointed out here. If you re* member. Lee is the guy who believe* kids should be taught to run properly. Well, the University of Nebraska thinks the same way, it seems. The Cornhuskers 1 have named L«* their new track coach. Findley, Neb., a town of 6000, has what it believes to be the record for Little League fields . . . five in operation . . . Roy Campanella's sons, Roy, Jr., and David, show the way for the Long Island Wolves of the very lively Jamaica Little League . . . Jimmy Auker, pitcher, for the Shrewbury, Mass., LL, is the son of Eldon Auker, the old *ub- marine pitcher. Don Mueller of the New York Gi- 1 ants is the son of Walter Mueller, who played outfield for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1922 to 1926. Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians was nicknamed "Flip" when he pitched on a softball team while in high school. 14-2, .875; Meyer, Brooklyn, 7-2, .778; Wilhelm, New York 8-3, .727; Maglie, New York, 10-4, .714; Haddix, St. Louis, 14-6, .700. Strikeouts — Haddix, St. Louis, 110; Roberts, Philadelphia, 108; Erskine, Brooklyn, 94; Antonelli, New York, 92; Spahn, Milwaukee, 84. Read Courier News Classified Ads. For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. 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