10 august 1962
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1962. THE DAILY COURIER, Merchants in 2-0 Playoff Lead On Half hills Last Inning Homer- Mill Run Hosts Wooddale Tonight is and good Point au, .appoint National Ltcgut Little Loses No-Hit Game Bid in Seventh For six sfnd two-thirds tense, tightly pitched innings, last night at the Breakneck diamond, the spectacle unfolding might well have been labeled "Little's Revenge." Revenge." But with two out in the seventh, one swing of Harry Halfhill's Halfhill's bat rewrote th'e script into a 4-3 win for the Connellsville Merchants Merchants over Breakneck, and a two game lead in the best-of-se.ver semi-final Fay-West League play- San" Francisco"" Ne^v York 1 Â°' fs - Cincinnati 7 Houston 3 (night) Until two were out in the sev- Lo S Angeles 8 Phila 3 (night) enth, veteran righthander Bill (Only games scheduled) Little, who lost five straight to the Friday's Probable Pitchers Merchants in regular season play,! Pittsburgh at Chicago -- Friend had a no-hitter going, and had| (12-11) vs. Cardwell (5-11). been given a 3-2 lead on the! New York at Cincinnati (night) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS Los Angeles San Francisco Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Philadelphia Chicago [Houston New York W. L. Pet. 79 37 .681 73 42 .635 68 46 63 49 64* 50 61 54 51 65 42 73 40 72 30 83 CB 5% .596 10 .563 14, .561 14 .530 17Vi .440 28 .365 3614 American League New York Los Angeles Minnesota Baltimore Chicago Cleveland . Detroit Boston W. L. 67 43 64 50 64 50 .357 37 I Kansas City .265 47 | Washington 58 57 55 55 51 52 42 Pet. GB .609 ... .561 5 .561 5 .509 11 .496 12 .491 13 .491 13 .455 17 .379 26 Thursday's Results strength of a towering home run]--Jackson by Mike Minerd in the sixth, Con- 1 (5-4). (6-13) vs. Maloney nellsville's two runs gaining a tie without benefit of a hit in the fifth. Joe Beucher opened the seventh Philadelphia at St. Louis (night) --Owen (2-3) vs. Washburn (10-5). Milwaukee at Houston (night)-for (night)-for Connellsville by lifting to Bob Spahn (11-11) vs. Farrell (8-13). Ward in right, and Little fanned! Los An S eles ^ Sa " Francisco Scott Flack for the second out.! (n 'S nt) -Podres (9-7) vs. O'Dell But Dick Basinger hit a looper inloi 13 " 10) center center that Bob Seals made a! Saturdays Games game effort to glove off his shoe- tops, but it dropped in for the first hit off Little. At Jhis point, the fact that baseball baseball is sometimes a g a m e of hunches or inches was never more evidenced. With Halfhill coming to bat, Manager Chappie Hartz, who had been coaching at third,] came down the line planning to put 1 himself in as a pinch-hitter. But] at the last second he changed his| mind and went back to the coaching coaching box. He never made a better managerial decision. For Halfhill picked on Little's first pitch, a thigh-high curve, and blasted it high and far over the left field fence for two runs and the ball game. Al Soberdash struck out to end the inning, but the damage had Pittsburgh at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis Los Angeles at San Francisco New York at Cincinnati (night) Milwaukee at Houston (night) Thursday's Results Boston 4 Cleveland 0 Chicago 6 Los Angeles 0 Minnesota 12 Kan. City 10 Detroit 8 Washington 5 (night) Bait, at New York, ppd., rain. Friday's Probable Pitchers Detroit at New York (night)-Foytack (night)-Foytack (8-4) vs. Ford (11-5). Minnesota at Los A n g e l e s (night)--Kaat (12-9) vs. Chance (.9-6). Baltimore at Boston (night) -Brown -Brown (5-2) vs. Delock (3-1). Champions Seek Second Straight Win in Series Semi-final playoff action in the Fay-West Baseball League shifts tonight to the Mill Run diamond w h e^r e regular season league champion and defending playoff titlist Wooddale will be seeking its second straight win in the best-of-seven series against the third finishing Millers. Game time is slated for 5:45 p.m., weather permitting. Wooddale took the opening game of ill" series Tuesday night, at their own field, winning 5-4 in the last the eighth uhen^ Wayne Stewart's Stewart's single with "two out plated pinch-runner Bob Brier and broke up a 4-4 tie. Woodriale had gained an early 3-1 lead against Mill Run's number one pitcher, Â· Bob Burke, and appeared to hawe the win all hut wrapped up But with two out in the top of the seventh, I the Millers erupted for three runs Cleveland at Washington (night) a g a i ns t winning pitcher Tootsie --Ramos (4-9) vs. Stenhouse (106). (106). Chicago at Kansas City 'night) --Buzhardt (6-9) vs. Pena (1-0). Saturday's Games Detroit at N. York 12, day-night) Baltimore at Boston Minnesota at Los Ang. (night) Cleveland at Wash. lnighti Chicago at Kan. .City (night) Hot Putter Gives Palmer Two-Stroke Lead in Rich Ail-American Golf Event By LEO H. PETERSEN DPI Sports Editor AKRON, Ohio (UPD -- Arnold Palmer, thanks to a hot putter, Tommy Aaron, Jon Gustin, Mac j Main and Jack McGowan. Five strokes off Palmer's pace at 72 were U.S. Open champion been done. And on the only two was off and running today in his hits Little allowed. drive to break his all-time money Breakneck mounted, a threat of, winning record, with a two-stroke its own in the end of the seventh,! lead . n tne $50.000 American Golf John Grinko leading" oft with'a' classic " N single. But Little hit into a fast) H; S firstr-round three-under-par double play, Flack to Bob Flocko-! 67 gave him a two-shot advantage vich to Beucher. Augie Reich gave over George Bayer, Jim Ferrier both sides a few anxious seconds' and MLke Souchak and put him by lying into one of winning pitch-," 1 a 8 ood Position to pick up er Tom Bierer's fastballs and i enough P riz e mon W to exceed the sending it deep to center, but Bob!? 72 ' 26285 he won in 196 Â°- Kendrish flagged it down for the winner Â°. f sev . en tournaments this year, including the Masters and British Open, Palmer has third out to preserve Bierer's win. The apparent win that suddenly, icked up ?71 , 19 V in official mon- I V r t r t j - J I f l f r S tlnfnnt f nrt T i t l l n Â« nÂ«] Â«jj I " --Â·Â·-Â»** f T 1 turned into defeat for Little ended Sibal 'and gained a tie. Sibal was pitching in relief of Manager Snipe Hartz, who worked until the side was retired in the sixth, then had to leave himsell when he reinjured t^e knee thai jhad sidelined him for the last month of the regular season. Whal Hart?' status will hp for the rest of the playoffs will be determ ined after the knee has been examined. examined. As for pitching choices tonight Bill Lessman will get the nod for Wooddale, while Mill Run Man ager Jay Smith is still undecided as to his opening choice. Lessman defeated Mill Run twice during the regular season on his way to an 11-2 record, with both wins com ing at home. His wins came ai the . expense of Glenn Shearer 14-6, and Hugh Bigam, 11-0. In seasonal play, Mill Run tagged the Woodmen with five o their IT loses, all five coming a Jack Nicklaus, Gene Littler, Art Wall, Jerry Steelsmith, Doug Ford Tcmmy Bolt, George Knudson, Phil Rodgers, Jerry Barber, Jacky Cupit and Dave Ragan. Defending champion Jay Hebert, Sam Snead, Gary Middlecoff, Bob Goalby, Frank Stranahan, Pete Cooper, Ted Kroll, Mason Rudolph Rudolph and Charles Sifford, the only Negro on the PGA tour, were among those at 73. Palmer, starting out with two birdies, went out in 36, one over par, but came home in 31, four under. Except for a string of three 3 ey-winnings thus far. And first or |bogeys sta rting with the sixth hole . , i t i t i ^ j Y V i u i i u i K ^ LI i no i a i . .ni*u **-tiji- w* what must be the best game turn-i^ c o n d j 6ace .,, the dassic w o u l d j ed in by a Breakneck pitcher this ; put him over his 1960 record fig . season and certainly one of the First lace in the classic F a y - W e s t s m o s t outstanding $9 m second place $4i600 . mound chores this year. He is- Palmer's' putting was the story sued only one walk, to Basinger in of his par . shatterin g roun d, which the fifth, which was turned into aj e a r n e d him the ?1)000 bonus mon . run, and he struck out six. A n d ] e v for the best 18 of the day fte from the start, Little was in con- had 10 one . pu tt greens, and only trol of the game. He retired the ,, nilHe in all first }2 batters to face him, with only three balls hit to the outfield. I've putted all And after the two runs scored in the fifth, without benefit of a hit, Little retired eight more in a row before Basinger and Halfhill combined combined to give the Merchants a 2-0 lead in the series. Observers at last night's game Said Little was as sharp on the mound as they had ever seen him, and until the seventh inning there had been only one questionable play where a hit might be concerned. concerned. That was a bunt by Flack to open the fifth. The ball seemed to reverse itself and come back toward catcher Grinko,' but his throw pulled first baseman Nick Capo off the bag and Flack drew life on a close play. Other than that,' the game belonged to Little. Little. That is not meant in any way to detract from the winning effort of Bierer, a steady hurler all season, season, who worked an eight-hitter, struck out two, and walked only one, an intentional walk to Minerd Minerd in the first inning. A bad fielding fielding play set up two Breakneck runs in the first, otherwise Bierer, like Little, might have gotten away Unscathed. While Little was mowing down Â· the Merchants' batters, his mates were staking him to a 2-0 lead in the first. With one down,- Seals and Peanut Leonard singled, and Minerd was walked to load the bases. Ward then bounced to third and Basinger started an apparent 'round-lhe-horn double play, gel- ting Minerd at second, but the relay relay from second was wild, as'l Beals and Leonard raced home. 1 The Merchants knotted I he count without a hit in the fifth. Flack was safe on the previously mentioned mentioned play, and Litlle gave up his only walk, to Basinger. The double double steal moved both ahead, and Flack came home as Halffiill bounced out. Basinger going to third, and he scored the tying run as Soberdash rolled out. The tie stood until the end of the sixth when Minerd led off and faced a low inside fast ball over the frees back of the left- center fence, for a 3-2 Breakneck lead. That's the way it was until Halfhill laid the wood to one in year, by far," Palmer said. "When I started out and saw the hu might have had a sensational round. Pour Birdies Htlped His four birdies on the back nine enabled him to take overnellsville. the lead. He sank a 20-foot putt for a birdie on the first hole, put his five iron second shot 30 feet from the pin on the par five 500-yard second hole and two - putted for the Mountain field where Wood dale won only one game. Wood dale swept all six home games Sibal was the only Wooddale pitch er to win at Mill Run, decisionin Jack Osier 3-2 in one of the tight est and best pitched games of th season, with only seven hits o both sides. Of the five Miller wins Bigam took two, defeating Siba in both instances 2-1 and 4-2. Lore Show and Dave Shaffer teamei up to decision Sibal, Ken Osle Hartz 7-5, and Burke de Karl Hesson. Wednesday night's rain storm caused a washout of the game between between Breakneck and Connellsville Connellsville and as a result all plavoff action was pushed back another day. There will be no game on Saturday, hut on Sunday, at 2 p.m., Breakneck will visit Con another birdie. greens were slow Â· I thought I pars and that might have a bad day on the greens, because I like them fast, but now it's obvious I like them slow, too." Wind Swtpt Court* Palmer's 67 was considered remarkable remarkable because of a strong "wind which swept the 7,165-yard Firestone Country Club course with its par of 35-35--70. Only' Palmer, Bayer, Ferrier and Souchak were able to break par. Jim Ferree was at even par 70 while at 71 were PGA champion champion Gary Player, Don January, Then came three string of three the seventh and settled the issue. Minerd with a home. and single, single, Leonard's two singles, a n d Butch. Bigley's double, 'paced Breakneck at the plate. The next meeting between the two % teams will be Sunday at Connellsville, Connellsville, at 2 p.m., when the Merchants will try to extend their lead, while Breakneck faces an almost "do-or-die" situation. Beucher Beucher is expected to do the pitching pitching for Connellsville, and probably probably Harry Dean for Breakneck The score: r h t Connellsville .... 000 020 2--4 2 2 Breakneck 200 001 0--3 8 2 RBI-Ward 2, Minerd, Halfhil 3, Soberdash. 2B--Bigley. HR-Halfhill, HR-Halfhill, Minerd. BB-SO-Little, 1 6; Bierer, 1-2. )ogeys. Hit putter let him down the inly time during .the round on the ixth hole where he three - putted rom 30 feet. He bogeyed the eventh when he missed the green vith his approach and the eighth when he trapped his drive. After parring the ninth, he put ogether three straight birdies. On he par four 405-yard 10th, he put lis nine iron second eight feet 'rom the cup and sank the putt, lis wedge second on the par four 365-yard llth carried to within 12 eet of the pin and again he canned the putt. His six iron tee shot on the 180 - yard par three 12th carried to within six feet of he flag. Palmer's other birdie came on :he par five "625-yard 16th, where he ran a 60-foot putt home. SEGHI'S TWIN LAKES SMITHFIEID, PA. Â· , Stocking Catfish fr Corp Pri. A.M., Avg 10 STOCKING TROUT EVERY SATURDAY I A.M. Â·II right Fithing. Friday and Saturday Directions from Uniontown: South on 119, tufrn left just p a s t stoplight in Smilhfteld Travel J mile*. The first Europeans to make wine were the Greeks, who later later taught the Romans. Apprentice First California Racing Fatality Since 1959 SAN MATED, Calif. (UPD--An apprentice jockey, whose rider- less mount finished third, is listed listed today as California's first jockey racing fatality since 1959. Ruben Martinez, 23, at the San Mateo County Fair at Bay Meadows Meadows when his horse, Cee Hunter, ducked into the fence rounding the stretch turn. Cce Hunter tossed his rider into one of the gooseneck posts holding up the inner rail. Martinez was rushed to nearby Mills Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Cee Hunter, the favorite in the ninth race Thursday, was going into the stretch with Martinez whipping him right-handed when the spill occurred. The riderless horse crossed the finish line behind behind Cuenta Rosa, second, and Steel Ayress, first. Great Britain abolished slavery throughout the British empire in 1333. HOUSING REQUIRED FOR Sports Car Races, Aug. 24 and Application for'Rooms to Rtnt NAME: ADDRESS: i I I i L. PHONE NO. NUMBER OF ROOMS PLEASE MJUKN AfUlCMlGN JO: HOUSING COMMITTEE 1210 Syetmor* Strttt Conntllivillt, Pa.