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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - February 11, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeNorton gives up franchise for Mil baseball Virgil Wacks reports Newport May be 8th member of c Loop Pennington Gap a. Spa Virginia s last entry in the class c Mountain states league announced its withdraw Al from the Loop wednesday league prexy Virgil q. Wacks announced last night. The Board of directors of the Norton braves told Wacks they could t see their Way Clear to tackle pro Ball this year in face of mounting broadcasting and telecasting of major league games in their territory which kept fans from the Park. Norton s move follows the sur Render of the big Stone Gap franchise and leaves the Mil with Only seven clubs. Hazard by. Was Atoji fitted last week replacing Knoxville. The other teams in the league Are Kings port Morristown Oak Ridge Harlan Middlesboro and Mary Ville Alcoa. Wacks said last night he had a delegation from Newport await ing the Chance to enter the league and he would go there today to hold a meeting. Newport has a new baseball stadium and has had Many pre Vious seasons in pro Ball. This will be their first venture in class c if they accept Wacks offer. Wacks also revealed that base Ball commissioner Ford Frick has agreed to review the Julian Morgan is. Middlesboro athletics Case. Morgan is suing the Middlesboro club for claimed As balance on his 1953 contract. He was fired from the manager s Post of the athletics in june after winning one game and los ing three. He claimed pay for the year. The club contended the pay ment ended at time his services were discontinued. Morgan filed suit with president George Trautman of the National association. The verdict was for mor Gan on the condition that the contract was signed. Middlesboro presented proof the contract was signed before any official person was designated to negotiate 1953 con tracts. That contract authority was granted by the Board of directors in april. Morgan s con tract was signed april 2. Man refused this evidence but prick said such evidence was admissible. Therefore the Case is being reopened before the highest baseball tribunal in the land. Middlesboro was ordered to Rush evidence to Frick in new York immediately. Craig ral Ston is representing the middles Boro club and says Middlesboro deeply appreciates Frick s intervention. Two hands that smashed records Bevo Francis Rio Grande College basketball Star and Carl Erskine Brooklyn dodgers Pitcher compare hand sizes after Bevo set a new one season collegiate scoring record of 988 Points in a 59-Point performance at Anderson College in Anderson ind. Erskine Anderson native struck out a record of 14 Yan Kees last fall in the third game of the world series. A wire photo Baltimore buys Vernon Bickford from braves several stars sign new York Baltimore orioles anxious to make a Good impression in the american league after an absence of 50 years Are going All out for a new look in 1954. Last season the orioles who were then the St. Louis Browns finished in the cellar. Since shifting franchises Baltimore has embarked on a trading program to improve the club s position. Pitcher Vern Bickford was purchased by the orioles yester Day from the Milwaukee braves of the National league for an undisclosed sum. As part of the Bays Mountain tied with research for Eastman Cage title regular season play ended in the Terc league wednesday j night with research and Bays Mountain tying for first place. Research rolled by building 1, 67-35, while Bays Mountain was knocking off hoc lab 42-28. Frank Smith picked up 18 Points in research s win while j it was disclosed that both the Keener Depew tallied 15 for the Boston red sox and the new losers. Louis Moore topped Yankees wanted Bickford off cd Orl lunacy rur Nim Welch Wayne mat team wins feature at Ca Herb Welch and Don Wayne teamed up to win the featured tag team bout at the civic auditorium wednesday night in two straight Falls. The Welch Wayne team gun Ning for a tag title used 40 min utes to win the rough Texas rules Battle. Wayne took the first fall by defeating Charlie Carr with an Arm bar in Herb came Back to slam car los Rodrigues into submission in of the second fall. Dick Bartell new Cincinnati Redlegs coach broke into major baseball with the Pittsburgh pirates at Cincinnati in 1927. Deal Baltimore also sold Charles White jr., a Catcher from its san Antonio farm team to the braves. This was the orioles second major Deal in less than a week. They obtained outfielder Sam Mele and infielder Neil Berry from the Chicago White sox last Friday in Exchange for outfielder Johnny Groth and infielder Johnny Lipon. Bickford joined the braves at Boston in 1948. In six seasons he compiled a 66-56 won lost record. Mountaineers attack with Points. Came from behind 10 but offered Only Cash for him. He was passed by the seven other National league clubs for the waiver Price. 25-24 half time deficit to defeat the orioles also signed Frank arc co a 1 n. To 4 building 75, 53-45, in the final game. Ott Sage hooped in 13 for the winners but Johnny Hughes year old Southpaw hurler was took High scoring honors by netting 21 for the 75ers. Research and Bays Mountain will meet in a play off for the Fanovich to bring their list of contented players to .18. The 31 acquired with Pitcher Joe Cole Man from the athletics during the Winter in Exchange for Mcm Edsman Bob Cain. Second half Crown week after i other signings yesterday in next. The league tourney begins eluded outfielder Harry Simp monday night. _ son and Catcher Joe Ginsberg indians first baseman Joe and outfielder Bob Pitcher Larry takes pro Grid pact with eagles Philadelphia i Paolone 210-Pound fullback from the University of Kentucky has signed a 1954 contract with the Philadelphia eagles of the National football league announced today. Paolone who rolled up 620 Yards during the 1953 season was drafted by the eagles a year ago. Cock braves Nieman tigers Jansen giants Pitcher Steve Ridzik and outfielder Stan Palys phils Pitcher Bill Powell and Catcher Dick Kinaman Redlegs Pitcher Jim Willis cubs infielder Curtis Roberts pirates and Philadelphia Ralph infielder Jim Brideweser yanks. In Oklahoma City pitching Ace Allie Reynolds of the yanks revealed that he had rejected the club s second contract of it was Fer. The super chief reportedly holding out for commented i won t say i play baseball for the the Valentine special heart o Gold cake two Rich tender chocolate layers covered with a delicious Lemon Cream icing and Golden toasted Coconut around the Side topped with cinnamon Flavoured hearts. This is a gift that will please the entire family. Douglass after 13th win against Langston Here tonight feathers Jakes coaching Job at Texas tech Lubbock vex. Tie feathers former North car Olina state and fort Jackson army head football coach wednesday was named assistant coach at Texas tech by head. Coach Dewitt Weaver. Feathers replaces Bob Kel Logg who resigned to become assistant to Darrell Royal at Mississippi state. The new assistant red Raider Mentor was an ail american tailback at Tennessee in 1933. Jed Black fights vetch Conejar to draw decision Chicago in Rookie Jed Black a 2-1 Underflow making his first main event Start scored a seventh round Knockdown last night but was held to a 10-round draw by Soldier Chico Vejar in a blistering scrap at Chicago stadium. The thrilling toe to toe Brawl wound up with referee Joey White voting for Vejar 97-90, judge Clark picking Black 93-92 and judge Howard Walsh Call ing it even 91-91. Vejar weighed 149 and Black 144. Black who had won 27 of 28 starts buckled Vejar s Knees in the first round and floored him with Savage left right upper Cut combinations for a nine count in the seventh. Vejar staggered to his feet and weathered out the 20 seconds to the end of the round. Optimist club edges Alpha cagers 27-26 Optimist club edged by Alpha 27-26, and Robinson Transfer took a 44-33 win Over in youth basketball action wednesday. Vermont rolled by Garden Grill 37-18, and Sullivan key club turned Back whited Gro Cery 44-34, in other Junior league games. Douglass High s undefeated tigers go after their 13th basketball Victory Here tonight when they entertain Johnson City s Langston outfits. The girls game gets underway at feature action opens at coach John Cox s outfit had its biggest scare of the season monday night before beating Bristol va., 64-61, in an Over time affair and Are slim favor ites to defeat Johnson City again tonight. They already hold one win Over Langston. Leon Graves a jumping Jack Center who can hit from any where on the floor Heads Doug lass attack. He has averaged Al most 30 Points per game for the Tri state conference leaders. Cox is expected to open up with Hipps and Clark at for wards Graves at Center and Mcclintock and Manuel at guards. Also slated to see action is Leeper Donald Long and Hoard. Langston always a Power in area basketball is expected to counter with a High scoring Forward and his running mate Williams Crawford at Cen Ter and Patton and Bachman at guards. Scott Gillespie love and Earnest Are also counted on for plenty of action. Kingsport times thursday feb. 11, 1954 27 bucs buffs tangle tonight in renewal of court rivalry Johnson City up East Tennessee state and Milligan clash tonight at memorial build ing in the second of their basketball Battles this season. The Seucs Defeated their Cross town rivals 88 to 65, in the first contest played at Elizabethton. Game time will be 8 p. M. The game is next to the last of the regular season for the bucs but Milligan has four More games carded. Etc closes out its regular Campaign against the University of Mississippi Here next tues Day night. Detroit gets Parozzo Detroit up the Detroit Lions champions of the National football league wednesday signed their fifth draft Choice tackle George Parozzo of William and Mary. 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