The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 8, 1968
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SCORES OF YOUNGSTERS, like these deeply involved in a volleyball game outside the Harrison High gym, in the Blythsville area have been profiting from the summer recreational program being conducted at both Harrison and Blytheville High. Coaches Abel White and Alan Stolt are in charge of the activities at their respective schools and have been receiving valued assistance from other adults and senior high school students. BOTH COACHES report that there is still plenty of room tor any young person in town to come and take part any week day from 2 to 6 p.m. Those interested can register at either school gymnasium. Activities which are available, free of charge, include basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, checkers, trampoline, calisthenics and gymnastics, Softball, ping pong, etc. The- program will continue throughout the summer. (Courier Hews Photo) Odom, Osteen Overcome Others By MffiE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Sandy Koufax might be gone but it's business as usual .-on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Picked by many to finish in the 'second division in the National League, the Dodgers have moved only Z'A games from the lead with the kind of pitching that won them pennants in 1963, 1965 and I960. Claude Osteen showed the way Friday night, hulling a four-hitter that downed the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 for Los Angeles' fifth consecutive complete game triumph. Osteen started the spree with a seven-hit, 2-0 shutout. Don Drysdale followed with his record-breaking sixth shutout in a row, a three-hitter; Bill Singer added a six-hit 2-1 decision in 10 innings, and Don Sutton turned in another six-hitter for a 4-2 victory. That's 26 hits and three runs in the last 46 innings by Dodgers' pitching. Not bad, without the retired .Koufax. The New York Mets, who also have shown fine pitching although with less success, rode the combined four-hit efforts of Nolan Ryan and Cal Koonce to a 4-0 decision over San Francisco. In other National League night games, Steve Blass handcuffed Houston on five hits in Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory and Jim Maloney put an end to league- leading St. Louis' nine-game winning streak with a 4-2 tri- ubph. Atlanta outhit the Chicago Cubs 7-6 in the only day game. COURIER NEWS PAGE SIS Saturday, June 8, 1068 Tommie Agee homered. Sadecki thus was shut out for the fourth straight time as the Mets won their fourth game in a row. Blass, 2-2, turned in his first complete game since June 30, 1967, and it ended Pittsburgh's five-game losing streak, pulling the Pirates out of last place and dropping Houston in. Roberto Clemente, who set up one run with a single, homered for two more and Gary Kolb added another homer for the Pirates. Maloney, 6-3, had his troubles early, giving up a run-scoring double to Orlando Cepeda in the first inning and Curt Flood's fifth homer in the third, but from then on he had command and finished with a six-hitter. Pete Rose settled the verdict with a two-run single off loser Hal Gilson, 0-2, in the fourth. Atlanta overcame a 6-4 deficit in the sixth inning with three runs, the last two on Felipe Alou's homer. The Cubs had trailed 4-0 earlier, but two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth put them ahead. ... By ED SCHUYLER JR. .. Associated Press Sports Writer The Moon shone brightly ex- MAJOR LEAGUE .STANDINGS The good-pitch, little-hit Dodg. ers managed two runs off Chris Short, 3-7, on Bob Bailey's triple and Ken Boyer's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and Ted Savage's run-scoring double in the seventh. It was enough for Osteen to end a personal string of nine losses in a row to the Phillies and raise his record to 5-7. Ryan, who pitched out of a bases loaded, none out jam in j the seventh inning, led 1-0 on Cleon Jones' run-scoring single in the eighth before he walked the first man in the bottom of the inning and Koonce relieved. Ryan, 5-4, allowed only four hits in besting Ray Sadecki, 6-7, who was knocked ninth when Ron Swoboda and ban, who singled. Paul then returned to the mound and Lee Maye took over at. first. But Maye fumbled Dick McAuliffe's grounder and Mick- ey Stanley followed with a twor run triple for the Detroit victory. Carl Yastrzemski watched two wide pitches from Joe Hor- len In the seventh inning, then got one down the middle. He slammed it into the right field seats for a two-run homer that gave Boston its victory.. Duane National League W. L. Pct..G.B. American League St. Louis ... 31 22 .585 Atlanta .... 28 24 .538 2% Los Angeles 30 26 .536 2% Phila'phia . 25 23 .521 3% Cincinnati 26 24 .520 3V4 Sart Fran. 2S 26 .519 3% Chicago .. 25 27 .481 5% New York 24 27 .471 6 Pittsburgh 20 28 .417 8>,4 Houston .. 21 31 .404 Friday's Results Atlanta 7, Chicago 6 Cincinnati 4, St. Louis I Pittsburgh 5, Houston 0 Los Angeles 2, Philadelphia 0 New York 4, San Francisco 0 - Today's Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, N Philadelphia at Los Ang'es, N Pittsburgh at Houston, 2, twi- night. Only games scheduled '.. ' Sunday's Games Pittsburgh at Houston Philadelphia at Los Angeles New York at San Fran., 2 St.- I,ouis at Cincinnati, 2 Atlanta at Chicago, 2 ;:-•- Monday's Gamef Cincinnati at Chicago Pittsburgh at San Francisco St. Louis at Atlanta, N New York Bt Los Angeles, N Only game* scheduled W. i. 34 19 31 23 29 24 28 26 26 27 27 30 30 30 30 Pet. G.B. .642 - 25 25 24 23 21 .574 .547 .519 .491 .481 .444 .444 .434 .412 3V4 5 6 8 10% 11 1U& Detroit .... Cleveland . Baltimore . j Minnesota . Boston Oakland ... California ,, New York . Wash'n Chicago ... Friday's Results Boston 3, Chicago 2 Detroit 5, Cleveland 4 New York 4-4, California 1-8 Minnesota 5-2, Washington 3-3 ; 2nd game 10 innings Oakland 6-6, Baltimore 1-0 Today's Games Cleveland at Detroit, N Oakland at Baltimore, N Chicago at Boston, N Only games scheduled Sunday's Games Cleveland at Detroit Minnesota at Washington California at New York, 2 Only games scheduled Monday's Games Oakland at Cleveland, N Baltimore at Washington, N Chicago at New York, N California at Boston, N Only games scheduled John 'Blue Moon" Odom cept for brief eclipses in the first and ninth innings. John "Blue Moon" Odom of the Oakland Athletics gave up a first-inning run on three walks and a sacrifice fly and then yielded a broken-bat single with two out in the ninth. But the 23-year-old right-hand- er finished with a one-hitter and a 6-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Friday night. Oakland also won the second game of the twi-night double- lieader 6-0 behind the four-hit pitching of Jim Nash. In other American League action, Minnesota split with Washington, winning 5-3 and losing 32 in 10 innings, the New York Yankees topped California 4-1 and then lost to the Angels 8-4, Boston edged the Chicago White Sox 3-2 and Cleveland 5-4. Detroit nipped "If he hadn't broken the bat, maybe the ball would have carried a little further and would have been caught," Odom said of Dave Johnson's ninth-inning single. However, the ball dropped into right field and kept Odom from becoming the second Oakland pitcher to hurl a no-hitter this year. Jim "Catfish" Hunter pitched a perfect game May 8. The sacrifice fly by Brooks Robinson in the first inning came close to being much more than that. Rick Monday raced to the fence in left center to haul in the drive. It scored Paul Blair who had walked and advanced to third on one-out passes. a pair of Odom walked a total of eight in boosting his record 5-4. He struck out four. Oakland gave Odom all the iclp he needed by scoring four runs In the second inning on Ra- walks, Bert Campaneris' two run single and Monday's RB double. Webster led the Athletics' sec ond-game attack with a doubli and three singles. One of th singles launched a two-run rally in the fourth. Minnesota gained its opening game victory despite six errors Ted Uhlaender's two-run homei gave Jim Kaat a 3-1 lead in thi second, then Rich Rollins drove in the decisive run with a double in the eighth. Al Vforthington ended th game when he struck out Berni Allen on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and two out in th< 'Washington ninth. Minnesota tied the nightcap a 2-2 on pinch-hitter Frank Kostro's single in the ninth. But the Senators came back to win the 10th when, with none out, EC Stroud, Fred Valentine, Ken McMullen and Paul Casanova singled. Fritz Peterson stopped California with the help of Bill Rob inson's homer, two unearned runs and Tom Tresh's RBI single in New York's first-game victory. California broke loose for 15 hits including a three-run homer by Don Mincher in the first inning and a solo shot by Tom Satriano. Mickey Mantle homered for two of the Yankees' runs. Al Dark's strategy backfired in Cleveland's loss to Detroit. With two out and Cleveland leading 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Dark moved rookie southpaw Mike Paul to first base and brought in right-hander Stan Williums to pitch to Bill Free- HANOVER, N.H., (AP)-Earl coach at .Dartmouth College, mon Webster'* double, three I died Friday at the agt of 44. Home Stand Slated For Memphis Blues Upon the return of the Memphis Blues to comfortable Blues Stadium, Manager Roy Sievers will have a different line up than that which has been playing most of the season in Blues' uniform. One of the big changes will be the insertion of Terry Lee Christman at first base. Although Terry—better known as "Top Cat" has played in the Mets organization only three years in AA and AAA baseball, he has displayed a wide variety of wares. He is rated as a very adequate glove man at first base and on occasion has shown considerable ability as a south paw pitcher. Several other changes could also be in the offing to improve the Blues' line-up. Upon the Blues' return home, there will be interesting things happening with the opening game on June llth against San Antonio which will be LADIES NIGHT, with Ladies admitted for .SOc in General Admission and ,75c in the regular $1.25 Reserve Seat Section. Thursday night, June 13th will be the second FAMILY NIGHT of the Season at which time the entire family will admitted for the price of $1.00 in the General Admission Sec Blytheville Speedway Card Set Races at Blytheville Speedway tomororw evening will accent late stock model cars. During the recent winter am spring months, greater emphasis has been developing aboiil these type cars at tracks in Arkansas and Tennessee. The Blytheville oval this season has initiated separate heat and feature races for both late models and stackers. Tomorrw, Buford Ward, in car 95 owned by Bill Sellers and Danny Lane, will face a stiff challenge from Vance Cook (Car 333) and Terrell Watkins (Unon 76). Blytheville. racers have been able to reach the winners' column in the track's two previous runs. They include Leslie Moody, Butch Riggs and Wayford Hinton. Supermodifieds from Arkan- ns and neighboring states are ixpected to be at the starting gate for the 6 p.m. time trials ud the races at eight. , lion. | On Friday, June 14th, Baseball's funniest Clown, MAX PATKIN, will give his exhibitions at the bat and in the coaches box and will also demonstrate « how a Manager should handle \ umpires. * * * On Sunday, June 16th, (FATHER'S DAY) all Fathers and/ or Grandfathers will be admitted FREE-in-the General Admission Section WHEN THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR CHILDREN OR FAMILY PURCHASING TICKETS, also, in the Reserve Section at $1.25 there will be a special price of .75c each to the entire family on FATHERS DAY ONLY. On June 17th, the Mid-West Farms will present a FREE baseball Clinic at the Blues Stadium, beginning at 1:00 P.M. and ending at 3:00 P.M. The first 3,000 youngsters in attendance will be given St. Louis Cardinal baseball caps. Performing at the Clinic will be Memphians Tun McCarver, Phil Gagliano, along with Bob Gibson, Curt Flo'od and Dal Maxvill. Manager Roy Sievers and the Memphis Blues will participate in the Clinic. On that same night, the Blues have a single game scheduled against the Amarillo Giants with starting time 8:00 P.M. Josephson homered for Chicago in the ninth. FORD COUNTRY LEADER FRANK ELLIS Mr. Ellis was the leading used car salesman for the month of May. For an outstanding deal on a new '68 Ford, Lin- coins, Mercury or one of our recndltioned used cars see him today. LITTRELL-OZIER Ph. PO 3-4453 Your Vote and Influence Appreciated! Re-Elect WILLIAM BERRYMAN S HE RIFF JUST CHECK HIS RECORD! Pol. Ad. Paid For By William Berryman GREEN ACRES MOBILE HOMES, INC. INTRODUCES NEW MANAGER SAM ASHABRANNER We are trying to Improve our service and sales. Mr. Ashabranner is a native Arkansan from Manila. He will be glad to discuss with you your mobile borne need. Phone No. LE2-8586. Mr. Farmer: • WE HAVE LEE & DAVIS SOYBEANS CALL OR SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY ELLIS GIN CO. MC. BARF1ELD PH. PO 3-6614 SEE US FOR: • DRAGLINE — FARM DITCHING • BULLDOZER WORK —MOTOR GRDR. • CRANE WORK —LARGE OR SMALL Johnson Concrete Co, So. Highway 6 1 Phon PO 3-8174 Auto Races EVERY SUNDAY NITE Time Trials 6:30 — Races 8:00 Come see the excitement! Drivers from all over the Mid-South driving both class "A" and "C" cars. OSCEOLA SPEEDWAY INTERSTATE 55 AT HI-WAY 140 Otctola, Ark. .••••• CONCESSION OPERATOR BY THE BLTTHEV1LLE JAYCEES

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