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PAOt6 OUAND MAIRI6 DAILY NEWS Monday July 8, 1968 Detroit sweeps 2 to increase lead WAW In Boys Baseball action Friday AH (ho mnlmri turn nine In tha innlno 11 I 1 6 Wfllked flftu By FRED DOWN UP1 Sports Writer The runaway Detroit Tigers have reached the halfway point of the American League pennant race with the biggest lead in 21 years and a conviction that the only team they have to fear is the Detroit Tigers. Nine and a half games in front after sweeping the Oakland Athletics 5-4 and 7-6 Sunday, the Tigers no longer even identity their pursuers by name. "How far behind is the second-place team now?" asked such stars as Al Kaline, Norm Cash and Dick A I i without bothering to question whether the Cleveland Indians still were that team. The Tigers' lead at the All- Star break is the biggest in the American League since the New York Yankees had a margin in 1947. The Yankees coasted to the pennant that season just as the Tigers are likely to do this season barring a total collapse in the second half of the schedule.

The Tigers, who haven't won a pennant since 1945, gained a full game on the Indians Sunday with their two narrow v(c- tories over the Athletics. McLain Wins Sixteenth Denny McLain raised his record to 16-2 when Willie Morton's ninth-inning homer won the opener and Joe Spar- ma won his seventh game against six losses with the help of a two-run homer by Kaline in the second game. McLain, the major leagues' biggest winner and a possible 30-game winner, pitched a five-hitter and struck out nine. Kaline sent the Tigers off in front with a two-run homer in the first inning of the second game and John Miller, Fred Lasher and Mickey Lolich Held off the Athletics in the late innings to give the Tigers their 12th victory in their last 14 games. The Indians beat the California Angels 8-3 but then lost 9-7, the Boston Red Sox downed the Minnesota Twins 4-3 and 6-3, the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 after a 3-1 loss and the Chicago White Sox shaded the Washington Senators 4-3 in 11 innings in other American League games.

In the National League, the SI. Louis Cardinals blanked the San Francisco Giants 2-0, the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Cincinnati Reds 6-5, the Houston Astros topped the Atlanta Braves 5-4, the Chicago Cubs swept the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 and 4-3 and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 after a 4-3 defeat. Sims Scores Four lAiis i a won his 14th game for the Indians in the By BRUCE BLAND Daily News Sports Editor Midway Nationa Bank edged out Great Southwest Steel, 6-5, in one of the two Senior League baseball contests Friday night at Turner Park and Evening Optimist downed B-C Plumbing, 15-7, in the second tilt. In Junior League action First National Bank stopped Millar Drug, 11-4, and in an opener as Duke Sims drove in eight-inning affair Noon Op- four runs with a three-run ho- timist scored four runs in the and a single mer ana a single and Don Mincher earned the Angels a split in the nightcap when he knocked in four runs with a homer and a single. SELL-OUT All-stars ready for annual test By DARRELL MACK HOUSTON (UPI)-Manager Dick Williams of the American League A I I a team today faced the task of picking a starting pitcher from among seven hurlers who worked last weekend while Manager Red Schoendienst of the National League had a 11 -r corps of pitchers to throw in Tuesday night's annual mid- season classic.

Schoendienst was expected to name either Don Drysdale (10-5) of the Dodgers or his own Bob Gibson (11-5) of the Cardinals as the NL starter. Five members of Williams' staff pitched Sunday and the other two pitched Saturday. Denny McLain (16-2) of the Tigers, Luis Tiant (14-5) of the Indians, Mel Stottlemyre (115) of the Yankees and Tommy John (7-0) of the White Sox all started and went more than five innings Sunday while John "Blue Moon" Odom (7-5) of the A's pitched two innings of relief. Sam McDowell (8-8) of the Indians and Gary Bell (7-3) of the Red Sox pitched Saturday. The game, the first, indoors and the first at night since World War II, at 8:15 (EDT) before a standing- room-only audience of more than 50,000 and another 120 million television viewers and radio listeners.

Standing-room tickets will be sold until gamctime, dome officials Schoendienst announced Sunday that Willie Mays will be back in his old center field spot, due to the graciousness of Curt Flood of the Cardinals. Flood, elected to a starting Allstar team for the first time in his 13-year career, was scheduled to be in center with Hank Aaron of the Braves in right and Pete Rose of the Reds in left when Rose suffered a broken thumb Friday night. Schoendienst said he talked to Flood about the situation. "I told Curt it looks like we have, two fine centerfielders and Curt said, 'Put Willie in center and I'll play left'," Schoendienst said. Astrological Forecast Cy SYDNEY OMARR "The wise man controls his destiny.

points the way." ARIES (March 21-April 19): Full moon accents career, ambitions, ability to fulfill obligations. There should be communication from relative or close this helps you make vital decision. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Emphasis placed on long journey, also on journeys of the mind. Means your basic philosophy could undergo change, perhaps due to different environment. Domestic adjustment is imminent, GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Best to check papers, leases, agreements.

You may lack required element. Be cautious. Now is time to get files in order. Some who make promises may not be in position to fulfill them. CANCER (June 2l-July 22): You desire beauty, harmony, but today there is opposition.

Play waiting game. Listen and observe. Obtain hint from GEMINI message. Check partnership agreement. LEO (July 23-Aug.

22): Full moon position stresses work, health, basic details. Pleasant surprise is due from one who appears ultra-shy. Be discreet. Play cards close to chest. VIRGO (Aug.

23-Sept. 22): Accent on dealing with those at a distance. Means this could be busy day where calls, messages are concerned. Stress original approach. Don't feel tradition is necessarily right.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Might be wise to stick to familiar ground. Don't wander too far afield. Something of importance may occur close to home base.

Know this and plan accordingly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Minor disagreement with friend should not be blown out of proportion. Stick to facts, issues.

You could benefit from special, social gathering. Be friendly, gracious SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Money is emphasized. Full moon falls in part of chart dealing with financial gain.

If thorough in approach, you emerge definite winner-go to it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Full moon in your sign today coincides with chance to cement relations with key people. Stress personality.

Be direct, forceful. Display confidence. Cycle high. Go after what you need. AQUARIUS (Jan.

20-Feb. 18): What previously was secret could be exposed. This could work in your favor if diplomatic. Don't force issues. Those you want to impress will come to you.

Your cycle is moving up. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Review desires. Some things you thought you wanted may now appear nonessential. Avoid any degree of self-deception.

Study maneuvers of associates. Find the reason why. IF TODAY is your birthday you are attracted to medicine, are capable of helping people solve their problems. Currently, you can successfully wait for beneficial results. There is no need to rush.

GENERAL TENDENCIES: Full tnoon position indicates that important persons may be considering retirement Did you know In 1902, one of the most drepdful volcanic eruptions of all time took place at Mount Pelee. last stanza to win over American Savings, 6-2. The Senior League contests were the last of the regular season for the league with the games rescheduled from next week in order that the lighting contractor might start work on the facilities at Turner Park Monday. New lighting is being installed at the Turner Park location and should be ready for the Senior I-eague tournament and the National Baseball Congress Youth Division state tournament later this month. SENIOR LEAGUE Mdiway 6, GSW Steel 5 Midway National Bank staged athree-run scoring spree in the seventh inning Friday night to down Great Southwest Steel, 6-5.

Down 5-3 going into the seventh, Midway National collected three runs on two hits, both doubles, to win the contest with no outs. Great Southwest Steel had wrapped up the league title Thursday night but Midway National narrowed the margin to one-game with the win Friday night. GSW Steel ended the season with a 7-2 record and Midway was 6-3. Great Southwest Steel got on the Scoreboard first with a tally in the second inning. Kirby Curl blasted triple in the stanza and later scored.

Midway National tied up the score with -A score in the bottom of the third. Benjy Slater singled and then crossed the plate to score on a double by Steve Parker. A three-run fourth inning gave GSW Steel a comfortable 4-1 lead. The three runs came on three hits including a dou- ble by Rickey Harrison. Anoth er run was picked up in the fifth to increase the score to 5-1.

The insurance did not provide enough coverage Midway came back in the sixth to tally twice and then added three runs in the seventh to take the victory. Larry Survant hit a double in the sixth and David Denbow and Richard Tarr got two baggers in the seventh. Jim i 11 i a was credited with the win and Don Shelter the loss. GSW 0103100-57 Midway 0010023-67 Optimist 15, B-C Plbg. 7 Evening Optimist scored in every inning of an abbreviated five-inning baseball tilt in the Senior League to take a 15-7 victory over B-C Plumbing Friday night.

B-C Plumbing got on the Scoreboard in the first stanza with Monte Hancock scoring after reaching base after being hit by a pitched ball. Two straight singles by Tommy Jones and Hank Parkhill allowed Hancock to score. Evening Optimist collected five runs off four hits in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good. Mike Casey, Gary Kincaid, George Wangler, a I Sarabia and James Worden all scored in the first frame. Kincaid scored again in the second for the Optimists to lip the score to 6-1.

B-C picked up two runs in the third on a lone hit with Hancock and Dennis Doughty crossing the plate. Back came Evening Optimist in the bottom of the third and tailed six times before B-C could stop the scoring spree. The six runs came on five hits, one a double by Sarabia. Two more runs were added in the fourth by the Optimists to push the score to 14-3. B-C Plumbing attempted a a in the fifth and scored four times on a lone hit.

Parkhill, Steve Wade, Jerry Simmons and Steve Smith scored for B-C. To make it a score in every inning Evening Optimist tallied a lone score in the fifth and Sarabia collected his second double of the night. Kincaid was.on the mound for the Optimists and credited with the win. B-C 1 0 2 0 4 XX 7 3 Optimist 5 1 6 2 1 XX. -15 12 JUNIOR LEAGUE First National 11, Millar 4 First Nationa Bank stopped Millar Drug, 11-4, in a Junior League contest Friday night at Crockett Park.

Millar Drug took the lead in the first inning when Lynn Dean scored after reaching base on a free pass followed by two straight singles by Dueane Duckworth and Terrry Midkiff. Bankers came back in the second jnning to tally four runs on a J6ne hit with Russell Munsch, Tim Elwell, Butch Burr and Warren Graddick crossing the plate for First National. First National picked up three more runs in the third on three hits with Duane Easterling, Munsch and Burr scoring. Burr collected a double in the inning. Dan Carter singled and later scored for First National in the fourth to up the score for the Bankers to 8-1.

A two-bagger by Henry Pal-, mer opened the fourth inning for Millar and Palmer later scored to give the druggists two runs. First National added two more tallies in the sixth with Carter and Easterling scoring after reaching base on a double and walk, respectively. The eleventh run for First National was gained in the seventh inning. Millar Drug scored twice in the seventh with Dean and Duckworth tallying. The druggists had the bases loaded when the last out was made on a flyout to left field.

Elwell went the distance for First National to pickup the win. 1st Natl. 0 4 3 1 0 2 1 11 9 Millar 1 0 0 I 0 0 2 43 Optimist 6, American Sav. 2 Noon Optimist gained a 6-2 victory over American Savings in a comeback eight-inning tilt Friday night in the Junior League. American Savings scored two runs in the second inning 11 walked and was with Jody Cantrell and Chuck brought home on a homerun Bancroft crossing the plate af- by a n.

Ricky Harbiston ter both had reached base on then walked and Tommy singles. The two runs gave Sneed doubled followed by sin- American Savings the lead un- gles by Paul Siminski and til Noon Optimist was able to Charles Scott that allowed the tie up the score with two Optimists to pickup two more runs. American Savings had a runner on second in the bottom half of the inning runs in the sixth. In the sixth inning Kerry Schuller and Butch Spann scored for Noon Optimist with two away. With two outs Schuller singled and Spann reachd base on an error and both scored on a single that tied up the game at 2-2.

Neither team could score in the seventh stanza. In the top of the eighth could not score. Optimists Amn. 02000000-23 Games were played in the i 111 and PeeWee Leagues but were not reported to the Daily News. Teletable MONDAY CHANNIL I CHANNIL 4 CHANNIL 1 tCliS Affiliatl) (NBC fr ih? iJO 8 iOO ill :30 s4t 9iOO US :30 li ill 121 30) Murray 1 N.WI Cowboy In Africa Parrel Squid Paylen Si 4 Valley 8 Newi liihop Shew N.wt; Of Landi Scat 25) iventnq Edition TheLuey Andy Griffith amlly Pramiara Thaatar Fin.l Edition Th.

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Mitchell R.Bowo Newi end Weather Timetable Captain Kangaroo Candid Snap Meadowbrook wins Meadowbrook Methodist of Fort Worth won the second annual Grand Prairie Invitational Softball Classic by defeating General Electric of Dallas, 1-0. The championship came in the forty-seventh game of the three-day tournament. General Electric downed Meadowbrook, 3-2, in the semi-final game to force the tourney into another contest in the double-elimination affair to determine a champion. Earlier in the day Meadowbrook had downed General Electric, 5-3, and the Dallas squad had battled back through the consolation ranks to gain another chance at the crown. Trailing 2-0 going into the sixth General Electric scored three limes to gain a 3-2 victory and another opportunity at the championship.

The lone score in the championship contest came in the sixth inning with the run unearned. With one away the second batter was safe at first on an e'rror and then scored when the next batter hit a two-bagger. Third place in the tournament went to Dyess Air Force Base from Abilene and in fourth place was the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Five special awards were presented with Lelloy Cramer Meadowbrook Methodist gaining two of them, the most valuable player and best pitcher. Cramer had a record of 5-0 in the tournament.

Best hitter award went to Ronny Phillips of Wiegand Engineering of Fort Worth. The sportsmanship award was earned by Wolfgang Halbig of the Dyess Air Force Base team. Fain Reynolds of, Meadowbrook Met'hodis-t was awarded the managers-trophy. Under the direction of-Johnny Andrews of the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department, the tournament had 23 teams playing in the tournament. Twenty-four teams had entered the classic, but one pulled out at the last moment and could not be replaced due to the time element.

Forty-six games were actually played in the tourney and one forfeit. In the opening round of play Milby Road Baptist downed Cochran Chapel, 4-3, in a 15-inning game; 8th St. Barber Shop of Grand Prairie edged the Dallas Water Works, 3-1; Bell Local 218 of Hurst won by forfeit from the Dallas Naval Air Station; and ARA stopped Strato, 1-0. also, International Harvester took an 8-4 win over Mid-Cities Tool; and Dyess Air Force Base blasted Bethel Baptist, 11-0; while the Fort Worth Star-Telegram edged out General Motors, 4-2 and Barlows Cafe of Denton downed First Baptist of Oak Cliff, 9-3. Second round action found Meadowbropk Methodist stopping Milby Road Baptist, 10-4; and shutting out 8th St.

Barber Shop, 19-0, on a one-hit performance. General Electric also had a 5-0 shutout over Bell Local 218; and ARA nipped Odom's Mobil Service of Grand Prairie, 8-7. Gibsons of Hurst-Grand Prairie nudged International Harvester, 3-0, and Dyess Air Force Base won over Wiegand Engineering, 54, in a nine-inning affair on a homerun with one aboard in the bottom of the ninth. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram took LTV, 7-0; Barlows Cafe downed Cliff Temple of Dallas, 4-1. In the consolation first round Cliff Temple took a 2-0 victory over Cochran Chapel, LTV blasted the Dallas Water Works, 12-2; Wiegands won by forfeit, Strato took an 8-2 victory over International Harvester; Mid-Cities Tool stopped Odom's Mobil Service, 6-4; and Bethel Baptist defeated Bell Local 218, 4-3.

Also, 8th St. Barber Shop blanked General Motors, 4-0; and Milby Road Baptist edged First Baptist of Oak Cliff, 1-0. In the third round of the v.v.v.x«V'V'V'V.V'V-:-:*v«:«:-:'Wo;: ras i championship bracket Meadowbrook Methodist won over Meadowlane Baptist, 3-0; General Electric stopped ARA, 74; and Dyess Air Force Base nudged Gibsons, 2-0; and Fort Worth Star-Telegram over Barlows Cafe, 4-1. The second round of consolation found Cliff Temple Baptist blanking LTV, 9-0; Weigand Engineering over Strato, 7-4; Mid-Cities Tool 5, Bethel Baptist and 8th St. Barber Shop 10, Milby Road, 10-6.

In the 33rd game of the tournament Cliff Temple blasted Meadowlane Baptist, 19-4; and in other contests it was Weigand Engineering 2, ARA Gibsons 11, Mid-Cities Tool Barlows Cafe 11, 8th St. Barber Shop 4. Fourth round championship play found Meadowbrook Methodist slipping past General Electric, 5-3; and Dyess Air Force Base blanking the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2-0. In fourth round consolation play Weigand Engineering stopped Cliff Temple Baptist, 6-2; and it was Gibsons over Barlows Cafe, 4-3. us 121 I rOO US t3C 2s 3 Si 4 .15 :30 5 00 ,41 6 :00 3 7 :01 8 :30 rfi A 10 lOf llf IS The Dick Cavett lewltehed reeiuro lile )ream Home Woddino.

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The Prairians scored the lone tally of the game in the fourth inning and made it hold up for the remainder of the mutest to take the victory. Getting only four hits in the the Prairians were able to put a walk and two sin- rnan to score. The lone hit for Sunset came in the third inning when Ruday Ray doubled but then was picked off attempting to steal third. White struck out 13 batters and did not issue a free pass in pitching the one-hitter. Steve Watkins led the Grand Prairie hitters with two safeties in three times at bat, Loyd Sneed was one for one Carter again but this time it will be at Keist Park in Dallas at 7:30 p.m.

BOX SCORE The first concrete road was built at Bellfontaine, Ohio, in 1892. gles together in the fourth to and White was one for two. score. Brent Skillman drew a free pass to start things off the Grand Prairie and then Grand Prairie will be playing Monday at 6:30 p.m. at i i Field in Dallas kins and Wesley against Dallas Carter.

Tues- Wbite singled to allow Skill- day the Prairians will face Grand Prairie Williams If Skillman 3b Watkins 2b White Midkiff Ib Walls ss Hooks Sneed rf Schellper rf White cf Totals GP Sunset AB 300 0 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 1 22 YOU ARE INVITED TO THE GRAND OPENING American Savings iUlUT TO SERVE YOU, In our most imposing new home ollics building, just across the street Irom our old location, corner Commerce at Ervay, downtown Dallas. American Savings sends to yoj a most welcome invitation to come visit tneli new home Register lot a tree trip to Nassau as otten as you visit Adults only. Take home a tree gift with opening or adding to a Passbook Savings. Funos in By July 10th earn Irom July tst at American Savings. iBliHr FREE TRIP TO NASSAU in and Register for Trip! Through July to, 1968.

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