The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1968 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 17, 1968
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Percentage Baseball Hurts Herman NEW SCREENING was put in place last week on one of the two diamonds at First and Walnut Sts. The work was done by crews from the city of Blytheville and will greatly enhance the playing area used by both the Pee Wee and Midget Leagues in their YMCA-sponsored baseball encounters. (Courier News Photo) San Francisco 34 Atlanta 32 Los Angeles Philadelphia Chicago Cincinnati . . . \ T ew York . . Pittsburgh . Houston .... 34 28 30 29 29 27 23 30 .531 29 .525 31 .523 28 .500 31 .492 31 .483 31 .483 31 .466 37 .383 National League W. L. Pet. GB St. Louis 38 25 .603 4% 5 5 6% 7 1 7% 8% 13V4 Saturday's Results San Francisco 9, New York 5 Pittsburgh 13, Houston 2 Atlanta 3, Chicago 2 ,10 innings Philadelphia 6, Los Angeles 5 St Louis 2, Cincinnati 0 Sunday's Results San Francisco 4-1, New York 1-3 Pittsburgh 3-11, Houston 1-2 Los Angeles 2, Philadelphia 1 Atlanta 1, Chicago 0, 11 innings St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 2 Today's Games Los Angeles at Philadelphia, N' Cincinnati at Atlanta, N Houston at Pittsburgh, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's. Games Houston at New York 2, twi-night Cincinnati at Atlanta, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh. N San Francisco at Philadelphia, 2, twi-night Chicago at St .Louis, N American League W. L. Pet. GB Detroit 41 22 .651 — Baltimore ....32 28 .533 7% Cleveland .... 33 30 .524 8 Boston 29 29 .500 !>V4 Minnesota ... 31 31 .500 9'A Oakland .... 30 31 .482 10 New York .... 28 33 .459 12 Chicago 26 32 .448 12% Washington ..24 35 .407 15 Saturday's Results Chicago 7, Detroit 4 Minnesota 3, Baltimore 1 Boston 9, Cleveland 3 California 5, Washington 4, 10 innings New York 3, Oakland 2 Sunday's Results Chicago 3-1, Detroit 2-6 Oakland 4-6, Baltimore 2-4 Boston 5, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 4, Washington 2 New York 4, California 3 Today's Games Cleveland TO. Chicago at Milwaukee, N Washington at. Minnesota, N Baltimore at Os!;!and, N New York at California, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Baltimore at Oakland. N New York at California, N Washington at Minnesota, N Cleveland at Chicago, N Boston at Detroit, N By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Herman Franks thought he'd put one over on Gil Hodges and Atlanta was afraid Joe Torre had bounced one over on the Chicago Cubs. Franks had his lefty-righty strategy cross up in the second game as Hodges' New York Mets nipped the San Francisco Giants 3-1 for a split of their Sunday doubleheader. Ray Sadecki's five-hitter had given tha Giants a 4-1 first game victory. Torre's long double scored Hank Aaron from first base iwith the only run of Atlanta's 1- V 11-inning victory over Chicago but only after it came dangerously close to bouncing over the wall for a ground rule two-bag- ger that would have left Aaron at third. In other National League games, Pittsburgh swept a doubleheader from Houston 3-1 and 11-2, St. Louis rimmed Cincin- nai 4-2 and Los Angeles spoiled Bob Skinner's managerial debut by tripping Philadelphia 2-1. Franks started left-hander Bill Henry in the second game and pulled a quick switch to righty Bob Bolin in the first inning after Hodges had inserted some right-handed strength in his starting line-up. Bolin came on to face right- handed batter Cleon Jones with Don Bosch on first base and one out. Jones crossed up the strategy with an RBI double and then scored another run on a pair of wild pitches. Art Shamsky later homered for New York's final run. In the opener, the Giants tagged Dick Selma with his first loss after six victories as Willie Mays and Jack Hiatt hammered home runs. Mays' leadoff shot in the sixth inning snapped a scoreless tie. Torre, who suffered a broken jaw when hit by a pitch by Chuck Hartenstein early in the season, paid the Chicago reliever back a bit with his game-winning double. Aaron had walked and was running when Torre hit Hartenstein's pitch to right center. "I was afraid the ball was going to bounce over the fence and Aaron would have to stop at third," said Manager Luman Harris. It stayed in play and Aaron scored easily, making a winner of reliever Jim Britton, who had taken over for Phil Niekro in the 10th. Roberto Clemente drove in one run with a triple and set up another with a single in the first game and Pittsburgh extended its winning streak to five games by walloping the Astros in the nightcap. Consecutive doubles by Maury Wills and Jose Pagan tied the score for the Pirates in the fourth inning of the opener and Clemente's single followed by a ground out gave Pittsburgh the lead. Pagan singled and Clemente tripled for an insurance run in the eighth. Wills' double touched off a four-run fifth inning burst in the second game and the Pirates rushed four more runs across in the eighth, spraying 16 hits around Forbes Field to complete the sweep. John Edwards drove in a pair of runs with a fifth inning single and the Cardinals dropped Cincinnati. Edwards' hit climaxed a three-run comeback for the Cards, who spotted Hie Reds a 2-0 lead on Leo Cardenas' Herman Franks bases-loaded single. Dal Maxvill singled, Ray Washburn walked and Lou Brock singled for one run. Then the runners advanced on an infield out and Edwards singled them across. Bob Bailey scored Los Angeles' winning run.on a fourth inning passed ball, and the Dodgers" .beat the Phillies in Skinners' first game as Philadelphia manager. The Dodgers were leading 1-0 when Bailey and Zoilo 'Versalles singled starting the fourth against loser Rick Wise. Then catcher Mike Ryan let a pitch get away and Bailey scored. Wise homered for the Phillies' only run. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Horace Clarke staggered Rick Clark to get the New York Yankees off the ropes, but it took a super stroke' by Glark Kent to get them off the hook. California's Clark had the Yankees down 1-0 Sunday until Clark ripped a two-tun eighth inning homer and Mickey Mantle unloaded another two-run blast off reliever Clyde Wright. The Angels, however, rallied for two runs in the ninth before Andy Kosco, the bespectacled outfielder who is fast becoming New York's answer, to the Superman cartoon legend, flashed to the rescue despite a false start and saved the Yankees' 4-3 victory.. * * * , With two out, one run in and two Angels on the bases, Kosco lost Bobby Knoop's fly to right in the sun. It fell for a double, scoring Rick Reichardt and sending Bubba Morton racing toward home from, first base with the tying run. But Kosco, whose broad shoulders, good looks and clutch hitting have earned him the "Clark Kent" tag around the New York clubhouse, fired a strike to the plate, easily nailing Morton for the final out. The Yankees' third straight victory left them in seventh place in the American League —one game behind Oakland's surprising Athletics, who swept a doubleheader from second place Baltimore 4-2 and 6-4. The Orioles slipped 7% games behind Detroit's league leaders, who split a twin bill with Chicago, winning the nightcap 6-1 after a 3-2 first game loss. Boston downed Cleveland 5-3 and Minnesota defeated Washington other single games. At California, Reichardt's fifth inning homer gave Clark a one-run edge and the 22-year-old right-hander, winless in six previous decisions, shackled the Yanks on two hits until the eighth. Then, Bobby Cox beat out an infield single and Clarke, who had managed one extra base hit ... a double ,.. all season, homered over the right field fence. Clark walked Roy White and was replaced by Wright. Mantle then sent a drive over the left field fence* for his ninth homer this year. • Mike Hershberger's two-run pinch homer in the eighth inning capped a three-run rally that shot Oakland past the Orioles in the opener and Sal Bando drove in three runs with a double and two singles as the A's completed their-sweep-. . Chuck- Dobson, 4-6, stopped Baltimore on five-hits, including homers by Fred Valentine and Curt Blefary, in the first game; Lew Krausse, 3-7, survived Frank Robinson's three-run homer in the nightcap but needed eighth inning relief help from Catfish- Hunter. ••'•-.* * * The White Sox tripped up Detroit in the first game on Tommy Davis' seventh inning homeland led 1-0 in the nightcap' behind Cisco Carlos' one-hit pitching until the Tigers exploded for five runs in the eighth. Tom Matchic's single, a hit batsman and an error by Carlos filled.the bases and chased the Chicago starter. Willie Horton's infield hit off reliever Hoyt Wilhelm tied the game and Wil- helni walked another run across before Jim .Northrup's two-run double and Norm Cash's RBI single capped the uprising. . Denny KcLajn, lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth after- allowing, just three.hits, recorded his -11-th- victory against two losses. .... • : • Ken- Harrelson's three-run homer in the .eighth inning powered the Red Sox .past Cleveland. Boston's Rico Petrocelli smacked a two-run homer in the seventh. Jim Lonborg, making,his first start for the Red Sox, pitched three-hit ball for five innings before giving way to Bill Landis, who picked up the victory with late help from Lee Stange. Trevino's 275 Makes Him Happy : By BOB GREEM Associated Press Sports Writer ROCHESTER, N. Y. (AP) He's a joker, a quipster, a wisecracking comedian, but (here) could be the stamp of golfing | greatness on laughing Lee Trevino. •He came up the bard way, from caddie and boot black. Jje's victory-hungry and tough- minded as tha marine he once was. And, at 28 the brand new U.S. Open golf champion is going to be around a long time. * * * He proved in a single year he could play with the world's best professionals. And now he's shown lihal he can beat the best — and beat them in record-shattering fashion. Sunday's triumph was his first professional tournament victory. But you can bet the rent money it won't be his lait BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W R E STUNG Tuesday, June 13 ADULTS $1 — CHILDREN SOe NEW STARTING TIME — 8:15 MAIN EVENT TAG TEAM MATCH One Hour Time Limits, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Don Carson & Red Shadow vs. FATHER AND SON Ed & Ron Welch First Match One Hour Time Limit Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls The Sundown Kid v§. Tim Tyler COURIER NEWS PAGE TEN Monday, June 17, 1968 j aiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiimramnniiaiiiiiiiisiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! MILLIE'S Gift & Craft Shop NOW OPEN! HI-WAY IS AT GILL'S TOMATO FARM. WE NOW HAVE VINE RIPENED TOMATOES Open 9:30 to 6 P.M. Closed Sat. 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