The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1968 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 14, 1968
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Byflievflte '(A*)' «ourtor - Friday, Jun» «, tt« - Pif» 'Weak Sisters' Snatch Spotlight By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports'Writer Ernie Banks, Willie McCovey, Bon Santo, take your 908 career home runs and make way for Deadly Dick Schofield, Slugging Steve Carlton, Clouting Clay Dalrymple and Belling Bob Watson. 'Those last four bombers boast 68 career homers among them today, which is four more than they had a day ago—or even two months 'ago at the start of the National League season. 'They all cracked their first 1968 homers Wednesday night, while McCovey, Banks and Santo rapped their 13th, 12th and llth, respectively, in afternoon contests. Schofield and Carlton cbnnect- ed as St. Louis tripped Atlanta 3-1 in 12 innings. Dalrymple unloaded to help Philadelphia nip Houston 3-2, while Watson: •socked his for the Astros in a losing cause. Banks and Santo got theirs as the Chicago Cubs whipped Cincinnati 8-4 while McCoyey's failed to prevent San Francisco's 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh. The New York Mets and Los Angeles were not scheduled. St. Louis and Atlanta were locked in a 1-1 battle through 11 innings with pitcher Carltbn's first major league homer the only Cardinal run. But Schofield, a light-hitting utility infielder who entered the game in the ninth inning, came up for the first time in the 12th arid homered off Phil Niekro. The Cards added an insurance run when pinch hitter Phil Gagliano walked and Lou Brock doubled him home. By winning, St. Louis , in- ton, attempting to sacrifice, popped to Face and'Hal Lanier grounded out. Face then walked Frank Johnson intentionally before fanning pinch hitter Ray Sadecki for the final out. The Pirates shelled Giant pitching for 19 hits but needed single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth to insure tha victory. The Cubs spoiled Tony Cloninger's debut with Cincinnati by pounding the big right-hander for five hits and five runs/ in three innings. The Reds obtained Cldninger in a.six-player trade earlier this week. ! Santo's homer started ths scoring in the second and Don Kessinger singled two runs across. Santo's triple preceded Banks' third-inning homer, the 454th of his career. Steve Carlton creased its league lead to four games over the Giants, 4% over the Dodgers and five ahead of the Braves. ; Tony Gonzalez singled, stole second and scored the .winning run on Tony Taylor's two-out single in the eighth inning as Philadelphia edged Houston: Taylor's blow broke up a pitching duel between Chris Short of the Phils, who gained his 100th major league victory, and Houston's Dave Giusti. Veteran reliever Roy Face .put down a ninth-inning San Francisco uprising to preserve Pittsburgh's triumph. He came on after McCovey's two-run single had pulled the Giants. to within a run. Jim Ray Hart greeted him with a single, putting runners on first and second. But Bob Bar- By HAL BOCK Sudden Sam McDowell had Oakland batters in a hole most of the day but when Chico Salmon found a divot of his own it was the Indians who fell in it. McDowell's superb pitching performance was spoiled when Salmon stepped into a hole and fell down chasing Sal Bando's hit in the llth inning, allowing Danny Cater to score the only run in Oakland's 1-0 victory over Cleveland Thursday. In the only other American League games played, Detroit topped Minnesota 3-1 and Cali- fonuVtook Boston 4-2. The Angels and Red Sox were tied 1-1 in the sixth inning When the second game of their doubleheader was suspended so California Salmon, whose injury was diagnosed as a sprained knee, was taken to Shaker Medical Center for observation. Denny McLain won his 10th game for Detroit, throwing ,a six-hitter that completed a four-game sweep for Hie Tigers over the Twins. Detroit has won nine of the last 10 games and Minnesota has dropped six straight. Singles by Dick McAuliffe, Bill Freehan and Don Wert sandwiched around an error by Jack Hernandez gave the Tigers two runs in the third inning. Detroit scored again in the fifth on Mickey Stanley's single a sacrifice and Freehan's second hit. California rallied for three runs in the eighth inning, with Bubba Morton's pinch single the key blow, and defeated Boston in the opener of their doubleheader. Rick Reichardt started tha winning rally by drawing a walk against reliever Jim Lonborg, Jimmie Hall bunted safely and Bobby Knoop nicked reliever Sparky Lyle for a single that t'.ed the score. Then Morton's hit delivered Hall with the lead run and Jim Fregosi singled another across before the inning 1 was over. Paul Schaal, an Angel infielder, suffered a hairline skull fracture when hit by a pitch thrown by Jose Santiago. Schaal, who did not lose consciousness, was taken to Sancta Maria Hospital and held for'ob- servation. •The second game will be GOTO- pleted on California's next visit to Boston. Clay Dalrymple could catch a plane. McDowell had allowed just two hits through the first 10 innings—none until Hie seventh. Bert Campaneris opened the llth with a single but was cut down stealing. Then, with two out, Cater beat out an infield hit. Next Bando looped a hit to left field. As Salmon started after the ball, his knee appeared to lock and' he fell down. Cater scored on the play and Bando was credited with a double. "I must have stepped in a hole or something," said Salmon. "All I know is I stepped and it (his left knee) twisted over. I couldn't get up." MAJOR LEAGUE SJAN DTNGS National League Hudqins Doing We/I Sullivan Boosts Big Lake; Traveler Rookie Sparkles There is no reason why Big Lake can't be the best duck hunting place in the state, says T. Sullivan of the Big Lake- Mississippi County Wildlife Assn., reported to the Rotary Club here yesterday. "In fact, I was told that last year, we had the best duck hunting in Arkansas," Sullivan said. Sullivan predicted that continued state improvements to the 12,000 acres 'will result in Some fabulous wildlife action. "Once 'we get the road extended up into the northern area, it wll open up all kinds of hunting." Sullivan, in a general report on Big Lake;, said that Manager' Bob Farmer '"is doing a- tremendous job ... he handles those tricky things like water ttevels and he's really doing great." jle pointed out that rice -and corn have been planted and are up to a good stand for this year's duck crop. He's expecting a real crop, too. '"As things .look now we'll have the-food and water and that's all it takes." Sullivan said Mallard Lake Is blooming into the area's favorite recreation spot. "Four weeks ago there were 600. cars there on Sunday. They had to call out the state troopers, to handle traffic. ''It gives me a great kick to gee people from the age of-2 up to 70 takng fish out of there ,.. and ftere are plenty of fish Hiere—over one million." - • AH told, Sullivan said, Big Lake is poised to become a veritable paradise fat game and fish enthusiasts. LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The way young Jerry Reuss started leaves just one .question unanswered: Did lie "save anything for tit* finish? The tail lefthander made his first Texas League start Thursday night and hurled a two- hitter, leading the Arkansas Travelers to a X) Ytetorf over Amarillo. Reuss, who had just finished his freshman year at Southern Illinois University, got three- run support, In the first toning and coasted home. Billy Wolff drew a walk. Boots Day was safe on an ..error, LM walked, and WtUf scored on a wild pitch for the irst Arkansas run. Mike Christino singled to right to score Day, then Lee scored on a bad throw from the mtfield. Hal Jeffcoat Jr. took the loss, joing seven innings and allow- .ng only five hits. Amarillo 000 000 000—0 2 2 Arkansas 300 000 x-3 5 1 Jeffcoat, Welch (9) and Morales, Harrell (9); Reuss and Stone. W—Reuss, 1-. L—Jeffcoat, 6-4. BIytheville, Dell, Southeast Missouri and Arkansas State fads might be-interested in. the latest (highly-satisfactory) statistics on Jerry Hudgins. Jerry, former ASU standout and later coach at Dell, is currently: on loan to the Albuquerque Dodgers of the Texas League. He's been hurling like a major league veteran. As o£ yesterday morning, his Texas League record is without blemish. .':"•". He sports a 4-0 mark with a very respectable 2.73 earned- run-average. The likeable pitcher has worked in ten games for the Dodgers, earning the starting slot in nine of them. He's completed three of the nine and has two shutouts among his four wins. The whitewash Jobs came back to; back. In 62 and 2/3 innings pitched, Hudgins has issued only 21 bases-on-baUt while sending 57 enemy batters- down on strikes, almost one. per inning. Jerry and Ml New Mexico teammates will next be in the mid-South area on July 19 throngh 22 when the Dodgers • challenge the Memphis Blues -in four successive weekend night games. . ' The last date oC the four will be the weekly senior citizens night held each Monday except Labor Day at Blues Stadium. MONTREAL (AP) - lack.of time end bad publicity are pla guing Montreal's fledgling baseball entry in the National League, says J. Louis Levesque chairman of the.board for the team. "Frankly, it's going to be a gigantic task to open on. the pro- ected 1969 date, but we're cer- ainly going to try," he said Thursday. Lucien Saulaier, chairman of Montreal's executive commit- ,ee, has said "it is necessary to iroceed with a lot of care" in instructing a domed stadium n .East End Montreal One of the big problems for which Levesque doesn't yet lave the answer is the planned renovation of Montreal's Autos- ade, a 25,000 seat oval built for Sxpo 67, where the still-not- formed team is scheduled to play its first two seasons. The Autostade is to be en- arged'to 40,000 seats and work hould have already started to meet the April, 1969, deadline. The proposed 35-million-dol ing capacity of 55,000 is to be built in 1971. Gerry'Snyder,. a vice 1 chair 1 man p£ Montreal's executive committee, says further esti mates could increase the cost of building the domed . stadium from the original 35 million; dollars' to 45 ; million or more and that "a.lot .could happen before Mayor Jean Drapeau asked the city council to approve such an outlay." : • • • To questions . concerning the lingering doubts about the build ing of the domed stadium, Le vesque said: "We will need many meetings with the cilj hall to find out what this al means." Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W. L. Pet. G.B. Arkansas .30.25...545....Shreveport . 28 29 .491 3 Memphis ...2534 .424 7 Dal-FW ....2534 .424 7 Western Division Albu'que ... 32 23 .582 — 51 Paso ..-. 33 24> .579 — Amarillo „. 27 29 .482 5 San Antonio 2330 .434 S Thursday's Results Memphis 1, San Antonio 0 Arkansas 3, Amarillo 0 Shreveport 4, El Paso 3 Dallas-Fort Worth 6, Albuquerque ft Today's dame* • Amarillo at Arkansas ' Dallas-Fort Worth at Albuquerque San Antonio at Memphis Shreveport at El Paso Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE — Dick Diveronica 147, Canastota, ti.Y., out- pointed Johnny K n i g h t, 146 Philadelphia, 10. TOKYO — Yoshiaki Numata, 130, Japan, knocked out Rang II-suh, 130, South Korea, 7. Nu mata retained Orient junior lightweight title. LOS ANGELES — Hedgemon Lewis, Hollywood, Calif., knocked out Doug McCloud Grand Rapids, Mich., 2, welterweights. BALTIMORE (AP) - The Army has revoked orders for catcher Larry Haney of the Baltimore Orioles to report to ac tive duty June 22. However, Haney said Thurs day the telegram said only that the revocation was "pending assignment to a unit." It did not indicate where 'or when he might be advised to report. St. Louis ... San Fran. .. Los Angeles Atlanta ihicago .... Phila'phia .. Cincinnati .. New York .. Pittsburgh . Houston .... W. L. Pet. G.B. 36 24 .600 — 32 28 .533 32 29 30 28 29 29 26 26 28 29 27 29 23 31 23 33 .525 .517 .500 .501) .491 .482 .426 10 .411 11 Thursday's Results Pittsburgh 8, San Francisco 7 Chicago 8, Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 3, Houston 2 St. Louis 3, Atlanta 1, 12 innings Only games scheduled Today's Games San Francisco at New. York, N , Chicago at Atlanta, N Houston at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 2, ,twi-night : Saturday's Games : San Francisco at New York : Houston at Pittsburgh Chicago at .Atlanta, N Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Los Angeles at Phila'phia, N . Sunday's Games Chicago at Atlanta '. Cincinnati at St. Louis Bos 'Angeles at Philadelphia San Francisco at New York, 2 Houston at Pittsburgh,.2 American League W. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit ..... 39 20 .661 — Baltimore '.. 32 24 .571 5Vi leveland ..33 27 .550 6'A Oakland .... 28 29 .491 10 Minnesota . 28 31 .475 11 Boston 26 29 .473 11 New York ..26 32 .448 12Vz California ..26 32 .448 12V4 Chicago .... 24 30 .444 12& Wash'n. .... 24 32 .429 13'A Thursday's Results California 4-1, Boston 2-1, 2nd game suspended, 5Va innings Detroit 3, Minnesota 1 Oakland 1, Cleveland 0 Only games scheduled Today's Games New York at Oakland, N Washington at California, N Detroit at Chicago, N 'Boston at Cleveland, N Baltimore at Minnesota, N Saturday's Games Boston at Cleveland Detroit at Chicago Baltimore at Minnesota Washington at California New York at Oakland, twi light Sunday's Games New York at California Washington at Minnesota •Boston at Cleveland Detroit at Chicago, 2 Baltimore at Oakland, 2 HERMON C. JONES Men's Assurance Co. 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Miss Jett downed state 'junior champion Robin Watson, 17, of Crawfordsville, lup. Miss Sicard beat her golfing buddy, Mrs. Charles Conway of Fort Smith, 2 and 1. swing a little THE TRUE OLD-SIYIE KENTUCKY BOURBON Building'a New Home, Business or Remodeling? For " Quality Floor Service CONTACT i Billy King and Charles Purtle PO 3-3540 Afc PO 2.2587: Blytheville, Arkansas FORMICA TOPS, LINOLEUM* CERAMIC TILE, CARPET

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