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SLIGHT FAVORim TO Pfff AT or the bovs the Art offense' handling to do a a key an opposing the bottom trying to foot Casey on reason It BANK In winning winning The presented . . most in the Elks Young Gophers 'Go West' Mays and Runnels in •, Tight Race chairman, to be ... the increased all league. It 1964... Tommy had innings from couple of fielder dramatic Ed Mathews that par Bill the series was who times at comparative .the position. Mickey a leg most of than Turley By ED WILKS Associated Press Sports Writer Willie Mays goes into the fina three days of the National Leagu batting race tonight with a .27 average. Richie Ashburn has * .185 mark. In the American League, lead* Pete Runnels is batting .222. Tec Williams, the runnerup, is at .23J Those aren't typographical er rora. That's the way the fighting four have hit thus far against the clubs they'll be facing when th_ season closes this weekend, and in the parks where they'll be twinging. Holds Slight Lead For the record, Mays leads the NL race with a .3458 average as his Giants play the St. Louis Cardinals in three at San Francisco Ashburn is second at .3439 as he and the Phillies open a three-game finale at Pittsburgh. Runnels is batting .324, while Williams, his Boston teammate has a .320 average as the Red Sox open a four-game series at Washington tonight. Mays, 27, has hit Cardinal pitching at a .359 clip for the season with 28 hits in 78 at bats. But while he batted .422 in the 11-game se ries at St. Louis, he's had only a .273 average against.the Cards in eight games at San Francisco. Ashburn, 31, is batting .314 against the Pirates for the season, with 22 hits in 71 at bats. He hit .336 against the Bucs in their 11 games at Philadelphia, but he's hit only .185 — five hits in 27 at bats—at Pittsburgh. Runnels, 30, picked up from Washington last January for Sorm Zauchin and Albie Pearson, has batted .373 against his old mates for the season — swinging for a dandy .475 mark in 11 games at Boston, but managing only .222 average at Washington. Williams, 40, the defending champ shooting for his sixth title, is batting .327 against Washington for the season. He was .375 against the Senators at Boston, but is hitting only .235 at Washington with four hits in 17 at bats. Musial Is 3rd Stan Musial of the Cards, the defending champ who has won seven titles, is the closest competitor to Mays and Ashburn. Musial is third at ,330. Harvey Kuenn of Detroit is third in the American League race. He's hitting .316 after losing a point with a l-for-4 job as the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 in the only game scheduled in the majors yesterday. Major League Stand! nets AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L, I'd. G.B. New York .......... 90 61 .596 — Chicago ............. 8071 .53010 Detroit .............. 7675 ,50314 Boston .,..,,.....,..75 75 .500 U\'. Cleveland ........... 7575 .500 14 '/a Baltimore ........... 7377 .487 lau Kansas City ........ 7279 .477)8' Washington ......... 6189 iy JIM KLOBUCIIAR MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Soph* more-loaded Minnesota headed west today witM no ratings nor complexes to cloud the atmosphere of its football opener against Washington Saturday. "We're a very young team with a lot to learn," said Coaclj.Mumty Warmath, "We're looking for a tough game, in fact 1 think Washington should be favored because they've already played one. But we've got plenty of spirit and enough other things to make It a battle,." The gents who post the odds say Minnesota by three to seven points, hardly enough to make Washington run for cover. The Huskies defeated San Jose State) by a squeaky 14-6 last week. Win or lose, Minnesota should I learn sometime before Its over: Whether its swarm of sophomore I halfbacks will produce one or two Whether it has enough strength on its No. t line to give the Go- phem two playable squads. Whether Jimmy Reese can furnish the quarterback spark that was missing from the third game on in the collapse season of 1987. If surprise fullback Jim Held, Roger Hagberg and Jim Rogers can provide the line - smashing punch to keep the grinding split T moving. Most of it boils down to this for Minnesota: The , Gophers are carrying only nine seniors, all of them starters. Their first team looks adequate although not im- preasit* foing into the tot f » me . But thirl haft toe* a wide full bettien the flrtt and unieasoned second team, .Wattnath has to find enough new itiea td turn an adequate fesenre-.ranlfi atid If the Washington game shows none are available at the nwment the Go> phers are In deep trdubje* The Gophers will have a weight advantage on Washington but don't have the halfback speed of Wash* ington's Mike McCluskey and Lu* ther Carr. Both teams use basic split T offenses, Minnesota's guided by the senior Reese, a third stringer last year, and Washing- AUSTIN DAILY SPORTS with yard-galnlng consistency. 8-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Friday, Sept. 26, 1958 back Buddy Bennett and Guard Corky Gaines. v CARLS, OLES BATTLE FOR WOODEN GOAT- Ml AC 'Doubleheader Tops State College Grid Menu . THURSDAY RESULTS Detroit 7, Chicago 1 Only game scheduled SATURDAY SCHEDULE Baltimore at New York Detroit at Cleveland Boston at Washington Kansas City at Chicago NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Milwaukee .......... 30 fil ,59B — Pittsburgh ........... 84 67 .556 6 San Francisco ...... 78 73 .510 12 Cincinnati ........... 7576 .497 15 St. Louis ............ 71 80 .470 19 Chicago ............. 70 81 .464 20 Los Angeles .......... 7081 .404 20 Philadelphia ........ 66 85 .437 24 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "We'll pray for rain," said oach John Gagliardi, the weep- ng wonder of Minnesota college ootball. "We haven't got the heart o ask for snow." Gagliardi is the man who di- ects the St. John's football team etween, sobs and flourishes of >lack crepe. St. John's has won its "It goes to show you how much value you can put on pre-season ratings," Gagliardi countered. "Take St. Thomas. They got the jump on the rest of us by being the first to claim they had a young team, "I jumped on the same line but they were there first so everybody figures St. Thomas is green as grass. Some of those freshmen first two games by scores of 33-0 they've got beat out juniors and seniors. and 41-14 but: "I don't see how we've got a chance against St. Thomas." The game at Collegeville Satur. day afternoon is one of three with possible title bearing in two con-i men „_ ,„_. ferences involving Minnesota ™ n " P fr ° nt> teams this weekend. Defending champion Concordia tackles title favorite Gustavus- Adolphus in the other half of a starry Minnesota Intercollegiate Conference double billing. The St. John's-St. Thomas game is the other. All four are tied with 1-0! league records. I Minnesota's two teams in the! Midwest Conference, Carleton and St. Olaf, hook up in ivy-covered "We lack weight and St. John's has that Ohio State kind of offense that just wants to grind it out With backs like Don Hennesy and Jim Mergens they can do it." Will Gagliardi and St. John's show up? "Well, it's a home game so we'll be there," John cracked. Other games in the MIAC Saturday night have Augsburg at Macalester and Hamline at Duluth jBranch. All four have 0-1 conference records. In the Northern States Conference, Moorhead State is at Winona land St. Cloud at Mankato. Bemidji and some of our has an open date and Michigan Tech entertains St. Norbert. ton'j by Junior eoilef* transfer Bdb Hlvaif,',.•'••• LlM Ltioki Btrvtf Mmhtsoti 1§ lolid with letter* men on the line, Ends Perry Gteh- ring and Ken Schulte ar« capable. Norm Sfxta has potential to give away at tackle but so far hasn't realized it. The other tackle, Ron. Wallin, is a steady plugger. Ev Gerths, who will do Minnesota's placement kicking, is a strong guard, Jerry Shetler, at the other guard,'has made the transition from center effectively enough to knock touted sophomore Tom Brown out of a starting spot. Mike Svendsen should be one of the better Gopher captains of re- I cent years from a leadership view(point. Lack Experience In the backfield Warmath has no experience past Reese and left half Bob Soltis. Bill Kauth and Held, red shirts last year, probably will start at the other spots. Behind them the backfield is solidly sophomores except for left half Arlie Bomstad, a fourth team reserve last year. "We have lots of mechanical problems," said one Gopher vet, "but we're on an even keel mentally. No overconfidence to worry about this time and no ratings to live up to. We may do all right." Ends — Perry Qehrlnfj, Ken SchuUz, Jerry Friend, Tom Moe, JJlclt Johnson, Bruce Hammond. Tackles — Norm Slxta, Jerry Wal- lln, Frank Brlxlus, Mike Wright, AT. nle Osmondfion, Dick Williams. Ouards — EV Gerths, Jerry Shatter, Dean. Odegard, Tom Brown, Gene Wittenberg, Bob Charon. Dave McChesney. Centers — Mike Svendsen, Greg Larson, Jerry AnrUs, Bruce Nlimner. Quarterbacks — Jim Reese, Larry Johnson, 'Joe Salem, John Fabry. Halibncks — Bob soltls. Bill Kauth, Irlle Bomstad, Gary Meleehert, Jerry Austin Favorite Winona Austin rule» * favorite to Winona tonight, but Coach Hass isn't taking anything granted. "I iupposa we are the to win," he »aid, "but don't get that all of the teams from now on are aiming at Winona is no exception." Austin will be risking a Nine Conference record they square off against the hawks at the Athletic Field 7:30 p.m. Winona conies here seeking first victory, following a against Northfield and successiv Hose, Pepper Lysaker, Tom Chandon- Fullbaeks — Jim Held, Roger Haaberg. Jim Rogers, Tom Bobbins. "I'd like to have green material like that. The experienced men we do have, like Duane Deutz, Big Ten to Face Toughest Openers By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press Sports Writer The Big Ten faces its toughest home encounter with Washington State. British Agree Yankee Yacht Cinch for Cup NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Unless Columbia is swallowed by a whale almost everyone along the Amerca's Cup waterfront expects her o win the 107-year-old trophy today with the greatest of «ase. The American defender has hown complete superiority over 'ceptre, the British challenger. She's piled up her 3-0 margin n the best-of-seven series with actories in light, moderate and heavy air. Even when a fourth ace was called because the yachts couldn't finish within the ime limit, Columbia was a mile ahead. Even the British have now conceded publicly that Columbia is the faster boat. When asked if Columbia were the superior boat, Sceptre's assistant helmsman Colin Ratsey, answered simply: "I would say so." Neither crew had been willing to say so until Sceptre sailed in the heavy winds she expected to find in the Atlantic off here in September. Sceptre had her blow yesterday and Columbia crossed the finish line a mile and a quarter ahead. "We got what we asked for and the results proved we were probably wrong," said Colin Ratsey, Sceptre's assistant helmsman. American designers, noting Examination Due Covinqton on Ailing Knee By JOE RIICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer Manager Fred Haney could ably announce his World opening game lineup today he were assured of the physica fitness of Wes Covington, Braves' hard-hitting left fielder. Unfortunately, Haney will know for certain the condition Covington's ailing left knee Sunday or Monday at the The left-handed slugger, hobbled by poor underpinnings practially all season, is scheduled to an extensive examination of damage knee within the next days. Wes also is plagued pulled muscle in his right There is a possibility that knee will have to be drained more before the start of Until the past month, draining took place twice a to the last four weeks, according to Haney, Covington's knee lad to be drained only once week. v "Usually after the draining," Haney said, "I've had to a day because the knee becomes sore. Should the knee have drained again, I suppose we'd better off if I did not play against a left-handed pitcher," The New York Yankees not as yet announced their game pitcher, but Haney, many others, assumes it southpaw Whitey Ford. If Covington is unable to Joe Adcock will open in left Normally a right-handed baseman, saw cient service in left field this to assure Haney that do an adequate job in the If Covington plays, Adcock alternate with the left-handed Frank Toree at first depending upon the opposing pitcher. knife-edge prows qf Sceptre's chesty hull compared with the " "' American said, "If wrong." 12-meter they're yachts, had right we're Minnesota-Wisconsin Playoffs Successful Millers Hold Pitching Edge MONTREAL (AP) — The strong Minneapolis Millers the American Assn. and the happy Montreal Royals of League tangle tonight in the opening game of the World Series. The best of seven series shapes up as a battle between the deep pitching staff have four pitchers with earned run averages under 2.5 runs game) and Montreal's big (five regulars hit .270 or

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  2. 26 Sep 1958, Fri,
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