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Saturday, July 24, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y Is Tribe Really Serious About Its Pennant Race? Indians Beat Yankees Hard Way by 8-2 By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer New York Yankee fans who have been waiting patiently, but confidently for Cleveland to fold look as if they are in for a long wait. The Indians have two games left today and tomorrow in their current invasion of Yankee Stadium but they could lose both of them by 20 runs and still leave town Sunday night with first place in their possession. They beat the New Yorkers 8-2 last night and they did it the hard way, coming from two runs behind while allowing the Yankees 14 hits. But it was a victory that left no doubt the Indians are dead serious about this pennant business. It's true the Indians have settled for second best the past three seasons and during that spell they found no sure way to halt the Yankees. 3 But only in 1951 were the Indians in first place this late in the race. That season Cleveland climaxed a drive from - sixth by leading for three weeks late in August. But the climb wore out the Indians and they faded five games off the pace in September. Yankees Must Climb This time it's the Yankees who are trying to reach the top and last night's game was a sample of the troubles they've been having. They left 12 men stranded and Eddie Lopat failed to last for the eighth straight game. Al Smith was the hitting star for the Indians, breaking up a tie game with a three-run homer in the" seventh and then driving in two more with a bases-loaded single in the ninth. Sox Wins In other action in the American League the Chicago White Sox defeated Boston 7-1; Baltimore pushed Philadelphia into last place with a 7-5 victory and Washington beat Detroit 8-3, leaving the Senators only two percentage points out of first division. The New York Giants lost their second straight game — the first time since May 29-30 they've been beaten twice running—and second place Brooklyn also lost. Milwaukee edged the Giants 3-2. St. Louis defeated Brooklyn 6-4. Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 7-4 and Chicago and Philadelphia split a doubleheader. Chicago won the first game 5-2. The Phils took the second, 5-3 in 13 innings. Two crowd records were set. The season's largest gathering, 61,446, watched the Indians win. The 45,056 who sat in on Milwaukee's victory, established an all-time County Stadium record. Thomson Connects The Braves fans saw their favorites win on a pinch single with two out in the ninth by Bobby Thomson, who was making his first appearance against his former New York teammates. Rookie Joe Cunningham helped 32 38 45 45 46 48 54 63 .660 .596 .516 .500 .500 .495 .407 .323 York 62 Brooklyn 56 Milwaukee 48 •hiladelphia .. 45 St. Louis 46 incinnati ' 47 hicago 37 Pittsburgh 30 Today's Games New York at Milwaukee Brooklyn at St. Louis (N) Philadelphia at Chicago Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Friday's Results Milwaukee 3, New York 2 St. Louis 6, Brooklyn 4 Pittsburgh 7, Cincinnati 4 Chicago 5-3, Philadelphia (second game 13 innings) THIS IN A HEAT WAVE The professional football clubs are in training and at Menlo Park, Calif., Canada's loss is strictly the San Francisco '49ers gain as Capt. Bruno Banducci, a guard, welcomes three ex-Canadian. League players into camp. They are, left to right, Fullback John Henry Johnson, Tackle Ray Collins and Halfback Jim Cason. (NEA) Old Pro, Rookie Lead Cards to Win ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vic Raschi, St. Louis Cardinal'* right- hander, will long remember his seventh win this year. It took him more than a month to get it. He went the distance last night, limiting the Brooklyn Dodgers . to six hits, for a 6-4. decision and his first victory and complete game since June 15. Lost Three Straight Raschi on that day defeated the Philadelphia Phils, 3-1, and since made seven starts, suffered three defeats and hadn't finished a game before the Dodgers came along. He has lost five. Rookie Joe Cunningham belted in three runs with a double and Vic Raschi win his first game since June 15 as he drove in three runs with a homer and a double. Gil Hodges and Sandy Amoros homered for Brooklyn. Danny Schell of the Phils hit a home run in the first game and broke up the second in Chicago with a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning. 16 for Sievers The Pirate's victory was their first this season in Cincinnati. Sid Gordon broke up a 4-4 tie with a pinch homer in the seventh inning. Chico Carrasquel collected three hits as the White Sox began picking up the pieces after losing three of four to the Yankees. The Senators climbed on Al Aber of the Tigers for five runs in the first inning and Chuck Stobbs never gave Detroit a chance to catch up. Roy Sievers hit a two- run homer, his 16th, for Washington. The Orioles, losers in 15 of their last 17 games, found some one they could beat when they tangled with the Athletics. Chuck Diering's two- run single in the sixth provided the winning margin. tie-breaking homer with one man aboard in the sixth to give Vic the win. It was the fifth straight for the Birds under Acting Manager Johnny Riddle who is subbing for the suspended Eddie Stanky. Meyer Bumped The homer for Cunningham was his sixth in 23 games in the majors. It broke up a 4-4 game and came off Dodger hurler Russ Meyer, who suffered his third defeat against seven wins. Gil Hodges nicked Raschi for a three-run homer in the first but he held them to only one run thereafter. That came in the fourth on Sandy Amoro's first home run of the season. St. Louis scored once in the first on a double by Rip Repulski, an error and Red Schoendienst's single, then tied it 3-3 in the second on doubles by Ray Jablonski and Cunningham, an outfield fly and an error. Wally Moon singled in the decisive sixth, stole second and scored the tying run on Jablonski's single. Cunningham then broke up the game with his homer. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego, Calif.—Cecil Schoonmaker, 122, Los Angeles, stopped Ramon Carillo, 127, San Diego, 8. Pittsburgh — Billy Tisdale, 158, Detroit, outpointed Freddie Mans, 157, Pittsburgh, 10. ' Boise, Idaho—Harley Breshears, 177, Parma, Idaho, stopped Curt Kennedy, 187, Spokane, 6, Sports Roundup— U.S. Tennis Is on Decline By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Cancellation of the Baltimore Grass Courts Tennis Tournament, Ions a fixture at this stage of the Eastern summer season, brings a chill to those who believe that the amteur game is important and dream of the day when this country will again dominate world tennis. 10,000 Turn Out Honoring Engel And Bruce Barnes Leads Lookouts To a Victory By THE ASSOCLATED PRESS Chattanooga's Bruce Barmes, a quiet young outfielder and one of the Southern Association's most underrated ball players, thrilled a turnout of 10,046 customers with a triple, double and single and drove in three runs in the 9-3 Chattanooga victory over Birmingham last night. It was. the only Lookou victory of the three-game series. The big crowd which thronged the park was a tribute to the popular Joe Engel, who took over the Chattanooga club for the parent Washington Nationals 25 years ago. Profits from the anniversary game went to a crippled children's fund. Memphis nipped the league-leading New Orleans Pelicans 7-6, Little Rock made it five in a row by defeating Mobile 6-5, and Nashville topped Atlanta 1-0 in a rare Sulphur Dell pitcher's duel. Sammy Meeks, Memphis shortstop who returned to the Chicks a few days ago after a brief fling in AAA company, slammed a homer to tie New Orleans and Hal Keller later doubled in Keith Thomas with the winning run in the close decision at Memphis. The Chicks shelled Len Yochim, Pau Almonte and Roy Pace for 15 hits and got added help from four Peli can fielding miscues. That rare mound battle at Nash ville was the first shutout in the bandbox park all season and the first whitewash job turned in bj a Vol pitcher. The honored hurler was Pete Burrrside, who checked Atlanta on five hits. His sharp opponent, lefthander BUI George limited Nashville to four safetie but caused his own downfall by throwing a wild one to Nashville's Paul Simmons on a two-strike count. Simmons wisely swung at the ball, then raced to first when it bounced past Atlanta Catcher Jim Solt. After being sacrificed to second, Simmons scored on a hit arid another error for the game's only run. The Baltimore event, which was. to have been held next week with many of the nation's top stars competing, was wiped out abruptly the other day, without any official reason being given. From authoritative sources, however, it was learned that several of the big names were demanding more expense money than the traffic would bear, one of them having estimated that it would cost him $400 just to live in Baltimore that week. No Tournament Whatever the cause, there goes another to join the list of long- famous tennis fixtures that have given up the struggle in recent years — Seabright, Southampton, and Spring Late among others. There will be no tournament for the boys to play in next week, and at last report they were -scrambling about trying to line up some exhibitions to provide them with meal money until they are more gainfully employed. The players finally are becoming frightened at what they have done to a good thing. Sidney Wood Jr., president of the Tennis Players League, has called a. special meeting of that body July 30 for the purpose of seeking to effect "drastic corrective measures" against the "unwarranted demands" of the chief culprits. It's about time, but from long experience with tennis players we are moved to doubt that anything can come of the league's belated Osceola Lads Study in Texas OSCEOLA — Bay Mann, Jr. and Billy Robbins, catcher and first base, respectively, on the Pony League team from Osceola,' Just finished their third week of baseball school r* the Big State Baseball School in Meridian, Texas. They have one more week of school before returning to Osceola where they will join the Pony Leaguers for several more games before the season closes. Ray is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mann, Sr., and Billy is the son of Mr. and Mr*. Oarotr Rob- Sooner-Cal Game for TV NEW YORK (*) — The American Broadcasting Company has announced that the first NCAA televised football game will be the Oklahoma University and the University of California on Sept. 18. Thf schedule calls for 13 dates and will be carried through Dec. 4. No sponsor has as yet been announced. bins. Both boys will be in the ninth trade next fall. effort. The sham of amateur tennis has existed too long, with the knowledge and acquiesance of the game's officials, for any drastic reforms to be made now. The top stars, accustomed to living well on their special talents, are not going to agree to any proposal that they reduce their take- home pay to conform with that of their rank-and-file brothers in sport, who get knocked out in the first and second rounds. They know all too well that the leading lady draws a fatter pay envelope than the members of the chorus line. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOOATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB 13 fr 15 15 si & AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet leveland 64 28 .696 New York 64 31 .674 :hicago 59 36 .621 Detroit 40 51 .440 Washington ... 39 50 .438 Boston 37 53 .411 Baltimore 33 60 .355 Philadelphia ..31 58 .348 Today's Games Cleveland at New York Chicago at Boston Baltimore at Philadelphia Detroit at Washington (N Friday's Results Cleveland 8, New York 2 Baltimore 7, Philadelphia 5 Washington 8, Detroit 3 Chicago 7, Boston 1 2-5 GB 6V, 23V'* 23¥ 2 26 31 fc 31 £ 46 48 52 59 60 63 .553 .534 .490 .438 .406 .400 6 J / 2 11 19 V z SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans ... 63 43 .594 — Atlanta 60 43 .583 l j /a Birmingham ... 57 Chattanooga ... 55 Memphis 50 Little Rock 46 Nashville 41 Mobile 42 Yesterday's Results Chattanooga 9; Birmingham 3 Little Rock 6, Mobile 5 Memphis 7, New Orleans 6 Nashville 1, Atlanta 0 Today's Games Atlanta at Chattanooga • New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis Birmingham at Nashville COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Doratio Greenville 56 29 .659 — 49 34 .590 6 Meridian 46 Monroe 39 Pine Bluff 36 Hot Springs 26 38 47 46 58 .548 .453 .439 .310 17 29 y 2 Yesterday's Results Pine Bluff. 23, Greenville 16 Monroe 12, Meridian 2 Hot Springs 5, El Dorado 3 (11 inning's) Today's Games Hot Springs at El Dorado Greenville at Pine Bluff Meridian at Monroe MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 5, St. Paul 2 (18 innings) Charleston 4, Minneapolis 3 Louisville 10, Indianapolis 6 Toledo 8, Kansas City 4 Texas League North 9, South 8 (annual league all-star game) Western League Pueblo 2, Omaha 2 (18 inning tie, called curfew) Lincoln 3, Colorado Springs 2 Denver 11, Sioux City 3 Wichita 1-0, Des Moines 0-4 Top Fishing Holes Listed LITTLE ROCK W — The Arkansas Game and" Fish Commission reports fishing will be good at the following spots in the state over the weekend, listed by counties: Faulkner County—Lake Conway, bream. Franklin — Arkansas River, rough fishing. Fulton — All streams, bass. Garland—Lake Hamilton, black and white bass; Lake Ouachita, black bass, crappie, bream. 'Grant — Saline River, bream, crappie, bass very good. Izard — Strawberry River, all fishing. Layfayette — Spirit Lake, bass. Lee — Cow Bayou, bream; Bear Creek, bream. 2 Newcomers Booked for Legion Ring There'll be two new faces on the American Legion's wrestling card Monday night as Promoter Mike Meroney brings together four top heavyweights for a tag notch bout. The Piert, newcomers will be Ray the new southern junior heavyweight champion and Chris Averoff. They'll be on opposite teams in the tag match feature LEXINGTON Va. (AP) — Washington and Lee University, a charter member 01 the Southern Conference and football king of the circuit in 1934 and 1950, has abandoned intercollegiate football until such a time as it can be re-established on "an amateur basis" with schools of a like mind. - . 4 , , __^— Cancellation of the Generals' 1954 football schedule and an end to athletic subsidization were announced late yesterday by W&L President Francis, P. Gaines after a meeting of the school's Board of Trustees in Washington. Surprise « Although a straw in the wind had been tossed out July 7 by the Board of Trustees' Athletic Committee, which voted to continue football but said a de-emphasis program would begin as soon as possible, yesterday's action caught this college town by surprise. Head Football Coach Carl Wise, signed to a three-year contract in February, 1953, was visiting friends in Washington, unaware of the situation. "This is rather sudden," Wise said, then deferred any further statement now. Squad Knifed Wiped out by yesterday's action was a nine-game schedule opening Sept. 25 against West Virginia and including William and Mary, Virginia Tech, Pennsylvania, Richmond, Davidson, Virginia, George Washington and Vanderbilt. Cancellation of this year's schedule had been hinted several times because only 17 football veterans were available for 1954 because of academic failures and a recent cribbing scandal that sharply reduced the squad. But Washington and Lee had led a successful battle in the Al Smith Has Aided Indians in Drive By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — If Cleveland beats out the New York Yankees for the pennant, a man named Al Smith could be the reason. The 26-year-old Negro outfielder from Kirkwood, Mo., drove in. five runs in last night's 8-2 Cleveland romp over the Yankees with a three-run homer and a two-ran single. His third-inning double didn't do anything but boost his average. Helped Most Earlier in the year, Smith nit a home run off Johnny Sain that climaxed a long uphill struggle by the Tribe after the Yanks had taken a big early lead. Reporters asked Manager Al Looez what he thought was the spring .meeting of the Southern Conference to have freshmen made eligible for varsity athletics, and Coach Wise was counting on freshmen to fill the gaps. The Generals had fielded an intercollegiate football team since 1890 with the exception of the war years of 1943-44-45. biggest improvement in tbe 1SW Tribe over the clubs that x«n second in the last three year*. •Td say Smith was our biggest single improvement," he said. "He's a real good ball player, now. Smith and our secondary pitching from fellows like Art Houtteman, Hal Newhouser, Bob Feller and Hay Narleski." • ... The score was tied 2-2 with two men on when Smith drove one of Eddie Lopat's pitches deep Into the lower left field seats in the seventh inning He didn't even know, what he hit. He throws one on the outside* another on the inside and thn« gives you a slider or a •crew- ball," Smith, said- > "If I live to be 75, TH never understand how he does it. You watch him warm up and he look* like a batting practice pitcher. But he's tough. They can call him. junk man, but he knows what doing ail the time." Amateur Tennis Is Investigated Rams Slug Out 11-6 Decision Victory Gives Team Tie For First in Pony The Baptist Rams pulled to a tie for first place in the Pony League yesterday by downing the Christian Bears 11 to 6. The Rams opened the scoring in the second inning. With two men out Watson got on first^ when Ross juggled the ball at shortstop. Wheat followed with a single over second base and Morrow bunted perfectly to load the bases. Honeycutt then lashed a double down the left field line scoring two runs. In the top of the third inning the Rams added another run when Coalter scored from third base on a passed ball. The Bears bounced back in their half of the third by scoring two runs. Jayroe was safe on an error by Barnes at first base. O'Neal got a"hit off Bratcher's glove and Nokes walked to load the bases. Bratcher threw wild scoring Jayroe from third and when Coalter fielded the ball from the screen he threw wild to Bratcher who was covering home plate, scoring O'Neal. The big inning for the Rams came in the top of the fifth. Haney hit a. home run down the right field line to open the inning. Barnes hit a not grounder into left field and took second base when Nokes let the sail get past him in left field. Barnes then went to third on a wild pitch. Watson walked. Wheat hit a slow roller to McGuire at first base but was safe at first when the play went to home plate but the throw was too late and games scored. Morrow got on base by a fielder's choice when he tapped the ball to Jayroe who threw Watson out at home plate. Honeycutt got his third straight hit scoring Wheat and Morrow and went all the way to third base. Gently"copped'the southern junior Honeycutt scored when Jayroe By ED COBBIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into the method by which amateur tennis players collect their expenses was in full swing today with the Tennis Players League and the United " States Lawn Tennis Assn. "just looking for the facts." It all came about as a result of the cancellation of the big Baltimore Country Club fixture which had been scheduled for next week. Rumors that Baltimore tournament officials claimed they ware being held up for too much moola by some of the top amateurs hi -the country were making the rounds. So they dropped the whole thing to the chagrin of one and all. The man who holds the answers Players League also is getting into the act. Wood has called a. meeting next Friday during the Meadow Club Tournament, -presumably to find the culprit. Name Player* Hit "There is is indication that tb* cancellation of Baltimore and Spring Lake and the jeopardizing of other tournaments is attributable to unwarranted demands of » few name players," he said, "This condition is detrimental to the interests of all tournament player* and to tennis itself." Until the Meadow Qub in South,* Until the Meadow Cub in Southampton, N.Y., decided to lengthen its entry list, the touring players had no place to go next "week, "Some of us would Tiave had to rig up a couple of exhibitions on Long Island or starve," said former national- champion Art probably is William E. Lamble, i Larsen. chairman of the tournament. "Discipline In Order" "If the charges I have been reading are true." said Renvilte McMann, vice-p resident of the USLTA and guiding hand behind the nationals at Forest Hills, "then discipline .is in order. It makes no difference whether the players involved are ranked No. 1, No. 10 or Tony Trabert, the No. 1 player in the United States, was the first to deny he had done any wrong. He dropped out of the Baltimore tournament and is playing in. the Colorado Open in Denver this week. 'We've got to clean up this situation. We are looking for the facts and when we find them we will act." Sidney Wood and his .Tennis double play. Privett got on base on Haney's second error in the inning with McGuire scoring on the play. Campbell fanned to end the inning. RAMS AB R H PO A £ Honeycutt 2b — 5 2 bout. Piret, a Frenchman who re- heavyweight Roberts, is crown from scheduled to Red team with Don Fields against Averoff and Charley Keene. Averoff, a 210-pound Greek, comes to Blytheville highly regarded as a rough and tumble artist from the old school. He is well known throughout the south and mid-west and relies on his size and strength as one of his main assets. Piret also is a 210-pounder and is regarded as one of the brightest stars on today's wrestling horizon. Hailing from Canada, he has appeared in all sections of the United States. In the preliminary bouts Piret will meet Averoff and Keene will take on Fields. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday/ July 26 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Adults SOc — Childrtn 15e balked. Bratcher p 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 Morrow If 4 1 1 1 BEARS AB R H PO A E Perry cf 2 Coaiter c 4 Haney ss 4 Barnes Ib 4 Watson 3b 3 Wheat- rf 4 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 7 2 0 1 6 0 2 1 0 1 2 O'Neal 3b 4 Nokes If 3 McGuire Ib 4 1 Frivett c Campbell ss .. 3 .. 1 Terry ss-2b 2 Howard cf 3 McCasslin rf 1 Tinker rf 1 Fighting desperately for a come- j Ross 2b-ss 3 back, the Bears scored three runs in then- half of the fifth inning. Ross tripled into deep left field Jayroe p 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 Bobcats Get Win Over Leopards 16-3 The Bobcats combined timely hitting with the wild spots in Leopard pitching to slug out a 16-3 victory over the Leopards at Compress Park yesterday afternoon in a regular Pee Wee League game. The winners jumped off to a 3 Q j 3-0 lead in the opening inning and Q Q I-were never threatened, adding three in the second, four in the third and three each in the fourth and fifth. Tne Leopards were able to get only three safe bits off the delivery of pitcher Marty Caudle of the Cats, one each in the third, fourth and fifth, while he fanned 13 Leopards and walked five. Meantime, the Leopards wer« having troubles with their hurling. alternating between Terry Wicker, who started, and Barry Hughes and finally calling in third baseman Larry Lovelace. All were wild, giving up a com- 0 1 bined total of 12 bases on balls 0 ' and hitting one batter. The climax came in the fifth when the Cats RBI—Honeycutt 5, Coalter, Haney, Wheat, O'Neal. Privett, Ross, and scored on Jayroe's hard single ! Jayroe. 2B—Honeycutt, • Privett, to right. Jayroe went all the way to third when Wheat let tile ball go through his legs in right field. O'Neal got on base by an error by Haney which scored Jayroe. Nokes struck out. McGuire forced O'Neal at second but took second when Honeycutt threw wild at first trying to get a 1 Losing pitcher—Jayroe. Ross. 3B—Ross. Home run—Haney. Double play—Coalter to Honeycutt. SO—Bratcher 7, Jayroe 9. BB— Bratcher 1, Jayroe 4. Hit batter— Bratcher (Tinker). Passed ball— Coalter 1, Privett 2. Wild pitch— Bratcher 1, Jayroe 2. Balk—Jayroe. scored three runs wtihout benefit of a hit . David Sudbury led the willow waving for the winners, getting two home runs and a single in four trips to the plate. Barry Hughes poked one for the circuit and also had a triple for the Leopards. This afternoon at Compress Park, the Panthers and Cougars HO—Bratcher 5 in 7 in., Jayroe 10 j wind up the seventh week of play hi 7 in. Winning pitcher—Bratcher. in this loop with a game beginning at 5:00 o'clock. RAY PIRET CHRIS AVEROFF and DON FIELDS CHARLEY KEENE Ont-Foll Motchai Pirtt vs. Avtroff Kc«n« YI. Fitldi SUNDAY July 25 at WALKER PARK OVAL THRILLS •SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75eand25c

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