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10 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1951 Kings Home In First-Place Tie, Play Paris Lakers CASSIDY WINS AS 15-HIT ATTACK BEATS YELS10-5; CENTRALIS PARIS LOSE Mr. Vernon Runs Total To 29 Hits In Two-Game Series Sweep Against Vincennes; Weekend Games With Rugged Paris Club Last Homestand For Kings Until July 16. The Mt. Vernon Kings who finished third in the M-O-Valley's first-half pennant chase were tied with the Danville Dans, fifth placers during the first-half, as the league standings began to change around for the drive to the final-half championship. Bay Cassidy, backed by a 15-hit attack, hurled Mt. Vernon to a 10-5 win over Vincennes Velvets tor the Kings' second straight victory and a sweep of the two - game series. Ray Hacker blanked the Centralia Zeros on six hits as Danville scored its second triumph of the second-half race, 5-0. The Dans had taken the first game of the series from Centralia, 5-1. The first-half champion Paris Lakers were held to four hits by Mattoon's Joe Lacko as the Indians marched off with an 8-1 victory. The Kings, deadlocked with the Dans for the league lead, return to Vets Park tonight to open a two-game set with Tom Sunkel's Lakers. The game tonight and Sunday night will be the last home appearances for Mt. Vernon until Monday, July 16. Cassidy held Vincennes in check after a two-run first inning until he lost control in the eighth. The Kings were roosting on an 8-2 lead when Ray walked four Team W L GB Mt. Vernon .. 2 0 Danville 2 0 1 1 1 Mattoon . , 1 1 1 Vincennes . ., 0 2 2 Centralia .. .. 0 2 2 By Associated Press LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS CENTRALIA 0 6 0 DANVILLE 5 6 1 Reilley, Burkenkamp (8) and Brand; Hacker and Karas. MT. VERNON AB R H O A Gaebe, 2b 4 0 0 4 3 Popovieh, 3b 3 3 10 3 Solorzano, ss 5 2 2 2 5 Given, 1b 4 2 2 9 1 Milinkov, If 5 13 3 0 Patlno, c 5 13 7 0 Stevens, rf 5 12 0 0 Finigan, cf 3 0 2 1 0 Cassidy, p 3 0 0 1 2 Hawley, p 0 0 0 0 1 TOTALS 37 10 15 27 15 VINCENNES AB R H 0 A Stallions, 2b 5 2 2 3 Byrum, ss < 2 0 1 Perillo, 3b 4 0 0 0 Haas, e 4 12 5 Robinette, 1b 4 0 2 16 Signaigo, rf 3 0 10 Eble.. If 2 0 10 Richmond, cf 3 0 0 2 Rellergert, p 3 0 0 0 a. Shaw 10 0 0 Smith, p 0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 33 5 8 27 17 2 a. Batted for Rellergert In 8th. MT. VERNON 033 011 002 VINCENNES 200 000 030 R.B.I.—Solorzano 2, Given 2, Milinkov, Patino 2, Haas 4, Richmond. 2B—Popovieh, Milinkov, Robinette. 38—Solorzano. SACRIFICES—Gaebe, Finigan, Cassidy, Perillo. STOLEN BASES—Popovieh 3. O.P.—(Cassldy.Solorzano-Given) (Popo- vich-Gaebe.Given> (Stallions • Robinette) (Byrum-Stallions-RobinettD). L.O.B.—Vincennes 7; Mt. Vernon 6. B. B.—Off Cassidy 4, Rellergert 3. S O.—By Cassidy 5, Hawley 2. Rellergert 4. W. P.—Cassidy; L. P Rellergert. UMPIRES—Helkl, De Frank. TIME—2:05. batters and hit another in the last of the eighth. With two out and the score 8-5, Hawley took over in relief to end the inning. After the Kings added two runs in the top of the ninth, Hawley got the Vels in order in the last half, striking out the first two batters in the inning. The win was No. 7 for Cassidy as against four defeats. The Kings' 15 blows off Vel hurlers Rellergert and Smith raised Mt. Vernon's total to 29 hits and 32 runs in the two-game series. Chuck Popovieh, who already holds the M-O-V lead in stolen bases, raised his theft total with three successful steals last night. After Vincennes had taken its 2 -0 margin in the first, the Kings came back with three runs in the second. Given walked and Milinkov doubled. Patino drove in both runs with a single and, after Finigan sacrificed, Patino came in to score on a double- steal. It was; no stolen base for Aurley because Stevens was thrown out on the other end of the double-theft. Mt. Vernon scored what proved to be the deciding runs in the third inning. Popovieh walked and came in home on Solorzano's triple to deep right center. Solorzano scored on Given 's single. Milinkov grounded out with Given moving to second from where he came all t,he way to score as Patino grounded out, pitcher to first. Popovich's stealing paid off with a single run in the fifth. Chuck opened the inning with a free pass, stole second, th $n stole third. He scored on Milinkov's single after two were out. MT. VERNON 10 15 4 VINCENNES 5 8 2 Cassidy, Hawley (8) and Patino Rellergert, G. Smith (9) and Haas. MATTOON 8 7 2 PARIS 14 2 Lacko and Doe; Grubb. Wilson (4), Shankman (8) and Black. TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE Paris at Mt. Vernon. Danville at Mattoon. Vincennes at Centralia. SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE Paris at Mt. Vernon. Danville at Mattoon. Vincennes at Centralia. Penn Fights NCAA for TV Of Football By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, July 7 —The University of Pennsylvania again has kicked off the college football television controversy — and the battle of words gets tougher. The dispute remains stalled at midfield, .however, with neither side gaining advantage nor giving ground. Penn's athletic director, Franny Murray, yesterday launched the new ofensive against the plan of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to control live football TV for 1951. He made public a letter" disclosing that the Justice Department denied it had ever approved, formally or informally, the NCAA ban. NCAA officials raillied quickly last night in support of their project Tom Hamilton of Pittsburgh, chairman of the NCAA's television committee, countered with a de- vasting blast. He said: "There is no question in our minds of the legality of our position. Franny Murray is again trying to muddy up the water and subvert the will of the community of colleges in order to accomplish McCord Grabs Monopoly On M-O-V Batting Paris First Sacker Hits .394, Leads in Doubles, Triples, Total Bases. Clint McCord has strengthened his near monopoly on batting honors in the Missis sippi-Ohio Valley League, according to statistics compil ed by Howe IVews Bureau. The Paris first baseman leads hitters for the third week with a .394 average. He has taken the lead in runs with 64 and in doubles with 20. He continues to lead in hits with 84, in total bases with 137, and in triples with nine. Mike Krsnich also of Paris, has taken the sole lead in runs batted in with 64 and continues to lead in home runs will 11. Chuck Pop­ ovieh Mt. Vernon, again leads in stolen bases with 32. The seven victories and one defeat of George Gatto, Centralia, still is the best pitching record. Chuck Popovieh, who for the first few weeks of the season was the lone Mount Vernon regular batting below .300, has boosted his batting mark to .349 which rates seventh among league hitters. Oscar Solorzano at .327, Jim Given at .308 and Lee Fichtel at .292 are the other King regulars still swinging among the Top Twenty of the M-O-V. KING PITCHING RECORDS (Includes Last Night's Games) Pitcher— W L Hawley 7 6 Cassidy 7 4 4 Lohman 0 1 Heistand 5 3 Hall 0 3 Steinberg ... 2 1 Tapla 0 1 THAT'S ALL, BROTHER —Umpire Al Barlick makes the gesture indicating that Gil Hodges, tha Dodgers' league-leading home run manufacturer, has been caught looking at a called third strike for the third out of the ninth inning of a game with the Giants at the Polo Grounds. New York Catcher Wes Westrum holds' the ball and looks down at third base, where the tying run died. The Giants nipped the first place Dodgers, 5-4. (_NKA) One Mt V. Team Left as Softy Meet Goes into Semi-Finals Tonight Stovemakers Beat Auto-Lites, Play Wayne City Tonight for Right to Enter Finals. Two Salem Clubs to Tangle in Other Semi-Final Game This Evening. The Top Twenty FITS FINE —Eddie Cereghino smiles proudly as he appears for the first time in the uniform of the San Franjisco Seals. The Yankees paid the 17-year-old high school pitching phenom-, enon $50,000 for signing. (NEA) G AB H PCT McCord, Paris 53 213 84 .394 Bekeza, Centralia 46 177 66 .373 Dunkovich, Mattoon 48 155 57 .368 Black, Paris 26 85 31 .365 Signaigo, Vincennes 52 178 64 .360 Hall, Danville 50 205 72 .351 Popovieh, Mt. Vernon 51 195 68 .349 Pearson, Centralia 45 161 56 .348 Ivy, Mattoon 46 163 56 .344 Q. Smith, Cen.-Paris 52 208 69 .332 Solorzano, Mt. Vernon 51 168 55 .332 Granneman, Cen.-Paris 52 205 65 .317 Karras, Danville 53 2t9 69 .315 Haas, Vincennes 52 191 60 .314 Krsnich, Paris 50 195 61 .313 Given, Mt. Vernon 50 195 60 .308 Tunnison, Centralia 42 154 46 .299 Grzesiek, Danville 46 152 45 .296 DeRouse, Paris 52 208 61 .293 Fichtel, Mt. Vernon 51 219 64 .292 the desires of one institution's interests." The NCAA last Jan. 12 voted 161 to 7 to limit TV of college football in order to check the effect on attendance and gate receipts throughout the country. Penn rebelled, flatly called the plan illegal on grounds it violated the anti-trust laws and signed contracts with the American Broadcasting Company to televise its eight home games. TONIGHT 7:15—Salem Elks vs. Salem Lightning Butane (semi-finals). 8:30—Mt. V. Stove Co. vs. Wayne City (semi-finals). The Stove Co. carries the only hope of Mt. Vernon for the championship of the annual Moose softball tournament into the semi, finals of the meet at the Mt. Vernon city park tonight. Four teams are left of the 16- team field which started the long grind toward the title in the $360 tourney last Monday night. Only Mt. Vernon contender left is the Stove Co. Two Salem teams —the Elks and Lightning Butane —and the strong Wayne City club are the others who will battle for first prize. After tonight the original field of teams will be cut to two. The championship game will be played next week. Hayse Is Winner In quarter-final games last nite the Stove Co. defeated the Mt. Vernon Auto-Lites, 7-2 and Wayne City won over the Royal Tornadoes, 3-2. Roy Hayse, home from the U. S. Army on furlough, hurled his second straight tourney victory for the Stovemakers. He limited the previously unbeaten Auto- Lites to five safties. The Stovemakers jumped into a 3-0 lead in the first inning Veeck Catching On, Browns Again Draw Over 10,000 and Drinks Are 'On The House' Fireworks, Band Music and Free Beer as Brownies Split the White Sox; Now Bill Is on Hunt for Ball Players. By Associated Press ST. LOUIS, July 17. — After their first sample of Bill Veeck's flamboyant method of running a ball club, fans here are convinced there must be something to those stories they've heard about the new owner of the Browns. The Brown's first action under their new owner, a twi -night doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox last night, drew 10,392 paying customers. That's a fair- sized crowd for the Browns, and Veeck didn't disappoint them. There was a fireworks display, band music and free beer and soft drinks for all. The open-shirted idea man helped personally to puss out the free drinks—lugging a bucket full of them to the bleachers. This brought the customers to their feet, and they gave Veeck a noisy cheer. He was stopped time after time by autograph seekers as he passed out the drinks, and he signed for them all. The Browns dropped the first game 4-3 but came back to win the second game 4-1 behind the effective pitching of Ned Garver. Shortly after the second contest opened, an announcement from Veeck was broadcast over the public address system. '"As a tribute to the Browns' future success, let's all have a drink on the house," Veeck said. Immediately after the doubleheader, the Shriners' clown band from nearby Springfield, 111., toured the park in a truck blaring music. Then the park lights were turned off for the big fireworks display. It was the end of a busy day for Veeck, who took over owner- shpi of the last-place American League club Thursday. He spent most of the day on long-distance telephone, trying to round up some player help for the Browns. "I talked to 14 different ball clubs, some major and some minor," Veeck said. "I didn't expect to have anybody throwing players at me but theso were feelers. "'Here's the way you have to look at it. Right now some ball clubs know they're not going any place. They"vc got players who can help us. "If we go a little over the general market price, we 're liable to come up with something. We 'll have to wait and see." And that was how the man who set a major league attendance record of 2,620,627 with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 launched his campaign to win back the patron age of the Browns. when the Auto-Lites erred twice and Dick Snyder and Pete Satterfield singled. The Auto-Lites battled back, shoving two runs across in the top of the third to narrow the gap to a single run. They got their two runs on singles by Chuck Sinks and Dickie Harshbarger and a double by Chester Glover. The Stove Co. iced the ball game in their half of the third inning with three runs, manufactured on four hits and an error. That was all the scoring, as both Hayse and Bob Jones of the Auto-Lites hurled scoreless ball the rest of the way. Allen Engl?nd and Dick Snyder had two hits apiece for the winners while "Don Glover paced the Auto-Lites with two base knocks. Wayne City Rallies After trailing all the w a y, Wayne City rallied in the last inning to pull a 3-2 ball game out of the fire over the hustling Royal Tornado youngsters. The Tornadoes, leading 2-0 into the last inning, apparently had everything under control. Humphrey, Tornado hurler, had allowed only two hits for six innings. But the roof fell in in the seventh. After one out Karcher singled and first baseman Raybern tripled him home. Wayne City sent McRill in to run for Raybern and sent Pete Eller to the plate as a pinch-hitter. Pete delivered on the first pitch, smacking a long fly to drive in the tying run. With two outs, Catcher Smith and Pitcher Garner singled to count the winning run. Garner hurled a neat five-hit ball game for Wayne City. THE PITTSBURGH CARDS PITTSBURGH, July 7 — The Pirates—the St. Louis Pirates they'rs calling them here — were going through the motions of an exhibition game and a press-box- pundit was talking about the changes in the lineup since last spring . . . "The Rickey system is working pretty well," he explained. "It's a better team than we started with but not good enough yet . . . You know Branch Rickey always has three teams, one in the front office, one on the field and one for sale." . . . Branch Rickey, Jr., visiting the home field for the first time in weeks, indirectly supported this remark with figures . . . "We've signed 124 players since November. We don't have them here, so we have to go find them." said the twig . . . "Why, we'll sign more players out of the two schools we held in California than Pittsburgh signed all last year. That was just 22." . . . Branch paused for breath, which was short after climbing a couple of flights, then went on: "We thought it would be a two or three year job here." He hesitated impressively and held up four fingers. HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Manny Madrid, 137, Los Angeles, out­ pointed Chu Chu Jiminez, 135, Mexico City, 10. LONG BEACH, N. Y.—Cesar Brion, 194 3-4, Buenos Aires out­ pointed Keen Simmons, 203%, Bayonne, N. J., 8. Dixie Walker Suspended for 90 Long Days Old "Peepul's Cherce" Draws Rough Sentence as Atlanta Manager in the Southern Association. NEW ORLEANS, July 7. — Southern Association President Cnarles Hurth describes his action in suspending Atlanta manager Dixie Walker for 90 playing days as dictated by the rules. Walker drew the suspension and a S100 fine yesterday for allowing his players to abuse an umpire. Walker took news of his suspension hard. He said in Atlanta, "'Why, you know, 90 days suspension just never occurred to me. I had ideas about what it might be, but not 90 days. There is nothing I can say. I'll tell you, though, I certainly feel it." Walker, once the pride of Brooklyn, played for 15 years in the majors before drawing a fine. The suspension grew out of a June 29 game against Mobile. Umpire Paul Roy called a Mobile player safe at home plate because he said Atlanta catcher LeRoy Jarvis was obstructing the basepath. "The Atlanta team almost to a mln charged me," Roy said in his report to Hurth. "I repeatedly warned him (Walker) to get his men away from me and let the game get underway. Manager Walker, it seemed, lost all sense of reasoning." Roy declared the game forfeited to Mobile after Atlanta players failed to heed his order to play ball during the allotted time. The umpire may declare the game forfeited if a team does not take its position in one minute after the order "play ball" is given, under Southern Association rules. Hurth described Walker's suspension as coming under this penalty rule: "The manager responsible for his team's refusal to play shall be subject to a fine * * * and suspension for a period of not less than 90 playing days." FANPiNGS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York .. , 45 27 .625 Chicago 47 29 .618 Boston 45 29 .608 1 Cleveland 42 31 .575 3 »2 Detroit 33 36 .478 10 Mi Washington .... 29 43 .403 16 Philadelphia .... 28 46 .378 18 St. Louis 22 50 .306 23 SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS New York at Boston, 12:00 p. m. —Reynolds (9-4) vs. Kinder (3-0). Chicago at St. Louis, night, 7:30 p. m.—Rogovin (4-4) vs.- Pillette (3-6). Cleveland at Detroit, 1:30 p. m. —Lemon (8-7) vs. Cain (6-6). Philadelphia at Washington, night. 6:30 p. m.—Kellner (5-5) vs. Hudson (2-5). FRIDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 4-1, St. Louis 3-4 (2— twi-night.) Boston 6, New York 2 (night). Washington 6, Philadelphia 3 (night). Cleveland 7, Detroit 4 (night). SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE New York at Boston—12:00 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis—1:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit (2)— 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington (2) —11:130 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 48 26 .649 New York 42 35 .545 7 Ms St. Louis 39 33 .542 8 Cincinnati 35 38 .479 12V 2 Philadelphia ....-35 39 .473 13 Boston 33 39 .458 14 Chicago 30 38 .441 15 Pittsburgh 29 43 .403 18 SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS Brooklyn at Philadelphia, night 6:30 p. m.— Branca (6-2) vs. Roberts (10-6). Boston at New York, 11:20 a. m —Surkont (7-6) vs. Jones (2-6). St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a m.—Lanier (5-5) vs. Law (2-2). Cincinnati at Chicago, 12:30 p m.—Blackwell (7-7) vs. Leonard (6-2). FRIDAY'S RESULTS New York 12, Boston 10. Cincinnati 4, Chicago 2. Brooklyn 6, Philadelphia ' (night). St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2(night) SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE Brooklyn at Philadelphia—12:00 p.m. Boston at New York—12:30 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2)— 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago (2)—12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. By Rouson llf It I lllltltlllllltllfll1l<IIISlllMllllUllllll1lllltll11lllltIllllll1tl1IItlll1lil«l1lllllllllllllll1ll1ll1l11IIII1lllllll*lli>»tlllI IIII (GRAND OPENING and FREE BEER ( I Tuesday, July 10 at 1 ; PHILIP STANICK TAVERN; | 1 Mile West of Dubois, 111. on Black Top Road | | Formerly Called Leo Sherman's Tavern { | ALSO DANCE EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON | ^IHIIHWIIIIIIIIIillllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllMIW GARVER'S 11TH VICTORY KNOCKS WHITE SOX OUT OF CHANCE TO TAKE LEAD Ned's 4-1 Win Is His Third Of Season Over Chicago— His Personal Triumphs Represent Exactly Half Of Browns' Total; Dodgers, Giants, Cards All Advance. By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer How about Ned Garver for the American League starter in Tuesday's All-Star Game? If the St. Louis Brownie ace isn't nll-star, nobody Is. With 11 wins for n last place club he represents exactly 50 por cent of St. Louis' 22 victories. Furthermore he beats the contenders. Carver's 4-1 nod over Chicago in the second half of a twilight- night doubleheader last night was his third over the White Sox this season. It was the second time inside a week he barred the Sox from the American League lead. On July 1 he knocked them out of first place. Last night he kept them from passing New York. Bill Veock celebrated the occasion of the Browns' first home game under his ownership with fireworks, free beer and soda and Garver. Ned saved the day for Bill after the Browns had lost the opener to Chicago, 4-3. Chico Car- rasqucl, the Sox' all-star shortstop was spiked in the first game and retired for the night. Of course, manager Casey Stengel of the American All-Stars may be overly impressed by Boston's Mel Parnell as a starting candidate after last night's doings at Fenway Park. Lefty Mel shut down the Yanks with nine hits, 6-2, while the Red Sox routed Eddie Lopat. Dom DiMaggio's two- run homer and Clyde Vollmer's triple were the chief wreckers. Still the Yanks clung to the lead by seven percentage points with Boston only one game hack and Cleveland a fast-closing fourth on Bobbv Feller's 7-4 win over Detroit,"his 12th. Here's the wav thev stand: W L PCT New York .... 45 Chicago 47 Boston 45 Cleveland 42 The Red Sox' triumph was their sixth in a row over the Yanks at Fenway Park where the world champs have yet to win this year. Feller needed relief help from Lou Brissie to tuck away the Indian's 11th straight over the Tigers. If Bobby had any ideas of a second straight no-hitter, following his job on Detroit July 1, they vanished quickly. Dick Kryhoski. second man to face him, singled. The Indians broke up the game with three in the seventh to disappoint Detroit's largest crowd of the year — 54,562 fans. Brissie came on when Feller weakened in the eighth. Washington cut loose with five runs after two were out in the eighth to rip Philadelphia, 6-3. Sam Mele's single tied the score GB 2( 29 29 31 .625 .61S .60S .575 and a double by Sam Dente and single by Gene Verblo clinched it. Oil Hodges, Brooklyn's home - run happy first baseman, continued his attack on Babe Ruths all-time record as he hit No. 28 off Andy Hanson in a 6-2 win over the Phillies. Hodges now is four games in front of Ruth's 1927 pace. The Babe didn't hit his 28th until his 79th game the year he set the record of 60. This was Hodges' 75th game, counting one Brooklyn-Boston tie. Last year Hodges didn't hit his 2Sth until Sept. 19. Brooklyn routed Russ Meyer, recent one-hit loser, before Hodges came to bat in the first inning. The four-run inning was enough for the Brooks Carl Erskine turning in a fine relief job over the last 5 1/3 innings. lie replaced Clarence Podbielan with the bases full and two out in the fourth, blanking the Phils the rest of the wav-. New York, reeling from three straight losses at Brooklyn, came . up with four runs in the eighth inning to trip Boston. 12-10 in a wild battle. The teams hit five homo runs iti the third inning to tie a major league record. Jim Wilson, who pitched steady ball after relieving Warren Spahn in the third, was belted out in the eighth with Bobby Thomson's two- run single driving in the winning runs. As a result of Brooklyn's night win, the Giants still trail the Dodgers by 7 'j games. The St. Louis Cards, , 3-2 winners over Pittsburgh, are close bhind. only a half game back of New York. Walls - Westlake, the formei Pirate, hit a triple and single to drive in two runs and scored th8 other one off Murry Dickson. Cincinnati weathreed a ninth, inning Chicago rally that chased winner Harry Perkowski and v rank Smith for a 4-2 edge ovo» Paul Minner. /' YESTERDAY'S STARS By Associated Press BATTING: Gil Hodges, Dodgers—Hit 28th homer and a single in Brooklyn's 6-2 victory over Phillies. PITCHING: Ned Garver, Browns—Won 11th for last-place ball club, beating Chicago for third time, 4-1, in second gameij of twi-night doubleheader. NEW ORLEANS—Joe Brown, 135, New Orleans, outpointed Virgil Akins, 138 3-4, St. Louis 10. MADRID, Spain- Luis Romero, 1199 .4, Spain, outpointed Sam Conforty, 119%, France, 10. Holmes Says: "Hartford Kids Made Me Look Good By Associated Press NEW YORK, July 7.—Tommy Holmes, the new manager of the Boston Braves, knitted his dark eyebrows together and said in a bland, almost squeaky voice: "I don't want to sound sentimental. But I took the job as Hartford manager at the start of this year because I wanted to stay in baseball all my life. I figured I had some major league playing left in me but I wanted to get the managerial side of it. "I've been sort of managing for the last two or three years. I mean, figuring out what should be done in each situation. Baseball is the greatest second-guessing game in the world. Everyone thinks he's a manager. "Well, I figured I would stay in Hartford a year or so and then maybe move up to Triple-A or maybe come back to the majors as a coach. All of a sudden those kids in Hartford started to go like a house afire and tho next I knew I got this job. "Those kids made me look good and I won't forget it. I have those boys in mind and I'm gonna have those boys playing for me in the majors some day. "This game is mental. The difference between the majors and the minors is just a little finesse. Why, there's a guy in Hartford right now who can throw harder|> than any pitcher in the majors. * Name of Gene Conley. He has a 12-2 record. But I'm not going to bring him up today. That would be too fast. I want him to pitch in the Triple-A next year to get that little extra finesse. "Now about the Braves. We've been beating ourselves. We haven't been hitting. I'm working with the boys to get a little more action. I don't intend to make any big changes right away. I brought up this young kid, Johnny Logan, *V to strengthen oir infield. He's a good glove man. "This National League race, j Brooklyn looks terrific. But you , can never tell. Brooklyn has a great ball club, but it can be beat- ; en. I-concede them nothing, par- ! ticularly if we can straighten ourselves out for the final stretch. STOCK CAR RACES fftiff ififffiffftiffffiitif iiif»tfiffftcf«fffir«fiiiiiiifiifiiitt#fffiifiiitficirif«fiiiiiiiftiiiifiiir#iifrfi(»fiifffiiiiirifini> EVERY MONDAY NIGHT fllltttf lflIIIIBI«lllllllllllllf •••••••••fflff lltlllltllllllllllllf f • IVIIf If nif III f III llltllllllllllllf III! •iiiiiiiiiiiiimii) TIME TRIALS 7:30 • RACES START AT 8 P.M. KING CITY SPEEDWAY MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS

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