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* Apifl Has Big Try at Hero Role By MURKAY CHASS | Associated Press Sports Writer Frank noblnson and the Baltimore Oriole fans have a friend In Fritz Peterson. Except Jclerson pitches for the New York Yankees and in his major league debut Friday he stopped the Orioles 3-2 on six hits. Still the 24-year-old left hand- er was looking out for Robinson's and the fans' welfare. Peterson revealed his concern for them after the game in discussing a home run Robinson didn't get in the fourth inning. "I thought that one was going out," Peterson said. "I'm lucky the wind was blowing. Anyway, he did get one, and it pleased the crowd. That's what they came out to see. I didn't give it to him, but as long as it iidn't hurt me, I'm glad he got it." Peterson expressed much the name sentiment before the game to his roommate, rookie shortstop Bobby Murcer. "I told Murcer that I would like to win 10-1, and that I wouldn't mind if Frank got a homer for the run," the young hurler related. Frank got the homer all right, his third of the season, but it didn't make the score 10-1. It made it 3-2 and put Peterson In the position of retiring Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell without their pulling tha Orioles into a tie. *• * * He got Robinson on a short fly and Powell on a grounder, preserving the Yankees' first victory of the season after three losses and his spot ! i New York's starting rotation. "He pitched about as fine a game as can be pitched," Yankee Manager Johnny Keane said. "Control is the key to pitching, and he has it. They can't wait on him because he gets the ball over." Peterson didn't walk anyone and in fact went to three balls on only five batters. In other American League games, Detroit whipped Washington 8-3, California downed Minnesota 9-4 and Cleveland edged Boston 8-7 in 12 innings. The Yankees score' 1 , their three runs off Wally Bunker. Tom Tresh singled across a run in the fourth inning and scored on Clele Boyer's double, and Joe Pepitone homered in the seventh. Detroit coasted to its fourth victory without a loss after Dick McAullffe hit a grand slam homer in the fourth inning. Al Kaline contributed a homer and a double to the Tigers' attack. California handed defending champion Minnesota its first defeat after three victories. A two-run homer by rookie Rick Reichardt powered a four-run outbust in the sixth inning that put the game beyond the Twins' each. Tony Oliva hit his third homer for Minnesota. Max Alvis 1 run-scoring single In Cleveland's 12th Inning ended a four-hour-and-41-minute contest against Boston. The Indians set the game into overtime with a run that score-1 when phia edged Cincinnati 4-3. St. Louii continued its mastery over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field by subduing the Pirates 9-2, and Atlanta added to the Mets history by edging the New Yorkers 32. Drysdale was touched for two runs in the second inning on three hits, a balk, a hit batter and sacrifice flieg by Randy Hundley and Don Kessinger. The Dodgers, meanwhile, were unable to do anything with Dick Ellsworth until the seventh Rico Petrocelli committed an | when Ron Fairly singled and error on Duke Sims' pop to short center. BY MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer Don Drysdale went twice as far as Sandy Koufax, but neither has gone as far as Jim Lefebvre. A batboy for the Los Angeles Dodgers seven years ago, their second baseman and the Rookie of the Year in the National League last year, Lefebvre has gone right to the top this year— as the leading slugger i- the majors. The 23-year-old switch-hitter pulled Drysdale off the hook Friday night '>y slamming his fourth homer in three games, a three-run shot in the eighth inning that carried the world champions to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Lefebvre, who hit two homers Thursday night, iiow leads the majors in that department as well as runs batted in, with eight, and has compiled a .467 aatting average by connecting for seven hits in 15-at-bats. * * * He has collected all but one of the Dodgers' homers this season, and already has accumulated one-third of the number of homers he hit last year when h« moved around on an error by the Cubs starter and Nate Oil ver's grounder. Then in the eighth Wes Park er doubled off reliever Te< Abernathy, Fairly drew a walk and Lefebvre followed with his homer, putting the Dodgers and himself on top. Shaw, who signed three days after Drysdale and Koufax, gave up six hit* and two runs before needing relief help from Frank Linzy in the sixth inning. The game, however, was never in doubt once Tom Faller hit a three-run homer in the third Laker Rally Dumps Hawks Warned with West and then with Baylor on two layups to give the Lakers a 75-70 advantage. In the final four minutes of .INVADER - Chief Little Bear is his name and rasslin' is his game and the groanerg return to town Tuesday night in Legion Arena, which was the home of Blytheville Boys Club boxing shows until the Legion shut down that operation. Boys Club sponors continue to look for a place to work out and hold their amateur fights. LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers rallied to score an uphill 130-121 victory over the St. Louis Hawks Fri- „, ..... ....... .— — day night and win the western the third period, no more than division of the National Basket-1 a point separated the teams, ball Association. and Caldwell hit on a last sec- The win puts the Lakers in a playoff, beginning Sunday, with the eastern champion Boston Celtics to decide the NBA championship. Jerry West with 35 points and Elgin Baylor with 38 led a fine Laker comeback which proved too much for a determined group of Hawks. St. Louis scoring was led by inning for a 6-1 lead. Willie Pros Still Fail To Wreck Par By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Gay Brewer led the way. into the third round of the $100,000 Tour Mays went 2-fOr-4 for the Giants and scored runs No. 1,500 and 1,501 of his career. ¥ * * Craig, working In relief of Jim Bunning, got the victory for the Phillies when they battered former teammate Jack Baldschun for two runs in the ninth inning. Baldschun came on for Reds' starter Sammy Ellis, who had allowed only four hits, and 1m- Cliff Hagan, who closed out a brilliant 19-year career with 29 points, and Joe Caldwell with 21. The score was tied 91-91 going into the final quarter, but the Lakers took over in the last 12 minutes to dominate play. Baylor and West controlled the game offensively and scored 27 of the team's 39 points in the jumped into an ond free throw to put St. Louis into a 91-91 tie. Texas League Off to Big Start COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Tim. fer belt D»v, "Tt III Wktn Flak III* But" FOR THE WEEK APRIL 17 THRU 24 SUN 17 *O 9:54 AM WON 18 10:35 AM TUI 19 AM WED 20 11:59 AM THU 21 £» 1J:43 CM 22 fc» 1:31 PM SAT 23 i» 2:22 PM SUN 24 3:18 PM All t!m> li given In Central Standard time. Add on« hour for the Eastern time zone; subtract one hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pacific time. In localities using daylight laving time, add one hour to time found above. Copyright I?o6 Blacker the Fiih — Better the Day for Fiihing Pine Bluff Is Favored EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) Pine Bluff and Eudora are favored today to capture team championships in the sixth annual Oil Belt Relays. About 750 athletes are expected to participate. Field events tvere slated to start at noon today with finals in running events beginning at 8 tonight. Pine Bluff is favored in the nament of Champions today, but the mystery of this golf show was the absence of wreckage on par. The 34-year-old Brewer, Kentuckian who plays out Dallas, held a two-stroke lead over his nearest challengers with a 36-hole score of 70-69— 139. * * * Bill Casper Jr., the first round co-leader with Brewer, and Dud- Cookie Rojas singled. A wi pitch and Clay Dalrymple's single produced the tying run. Then a walk and John Briggs' single brought the winner in. The Cardinals tied the. major league record for such things by beating the Pirates for the 18th straight time on Pittsburgh's home grounds. Bob Gibson pitched a six-hitter and struck out 10 while the Cardinals supported him with a 13-hit attack that included two- run homers by Alex Johnson and Lou Brock. lasted six innings while "giving j The Mets lost their home up eight hits - all singles — j opener for the fifth straight and only two runs. batted .250. Drysdale, meanwhile, made , his first start of the season after his 32-day holdout, and proved more effective than Koufax. Where Koufax surrendered five runs in three innings Wednesday in his first start, Drysdale . Another holdout, San Francisco's Bob Shaw, went ? 1-3 innings in his debut but beat Drysdale and Koufax to the victory circle by getting credit for the triumph as the Giants whipped Houston 6-2. (year although Cleon Jones did his best, throwing a runner out at the plate and then hitting a homer in the eighth inning for a 2-1 lead. But the Braves struck in the ninth against Jack Fisher, scor- i ing two runs on a double by Joe ftogcr Craig became the ma-1 Torre, Lee Thomas' single, jors' biggest winner Hy posting i throwing, error by Jones and his second victory as Philadel-1 Denis Menke's squeeze bunt. ear-old Wysong, from McKinney, Tex., 71-70. Arnold Palmer was five shots ff the front end in his bid to win the tournament for tha see- Mid straight year, with 74-70— 44, a score he shared with jonel Hebert. Jack NickJaus, the pre-tournament favorite, Was eight strokes >ack of Brewer, and so were Gary Player and Joe Campbell. Nicklaus and Player had scores of 76-71—147 and Campbell had '4-73-147. Deadlocked at 143 were Bruce Crampton, Frank Beard and PGA champion Dave Marr, while Doug Sanders and Bobby Nichols occupied the 145 berth. * * * As for the intriguing part of the tournament, after 36 holes of jlay, only six pros were under par 144. A year ago, there were an even dozen. This time, only three have broken "Ml. Last year the figure was 12. Mets Looked Great, Then... By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - For eight glorious innings the amazing New York Mets looked like a ball club. Cleon Jones, a rookie right fielder, was being ! fitted for a hero's halo on an eighth-inning homer and a game-saving throw. It seemed the Mets finally were going to win an opener. Then it happened. A double by Joe Torre, a single by Lee Thomas, a wild throw by the same Mr. Jones and a squeeze bunt by Denis Menke. Atlanta scored two in the ninth, fought off a last gasp threat and squeezed out a 3-2 victory, the Braves' first of the season. The 52,812 fans folded up their bed sheet signs, tucked their thin purple beep horns under their arms and stole away home. The largest opening day turnout in the five-year Met history and the biggest of the ma 135 Entries At Stuttgart STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) More than 135 entries were expected this afternoon when the eighth annual Grand Prairie Grand Prix sports car races get underway. —, By late Friday, drivers from J° r league season was bitterly more than 15 states had entered 132 cars. Race officials gave technical inspections to the entries in the downtown district, es t« be held in each of the neid today and five national five classifications. Five regional races will be held today and five national races Sunday, with several races to be held in each of the five oalssificationi. * * * The yearly event is sponsored by the Stuttgart Jaycees and sanctioned by the Sports Car Clubs of America. Among the entries is Joe Starkey of Dallas, the national SCCA champion of 195. Leavell Smith, racing chairman, said the formula race will be the fastest »nd most competitive seen In the eight years the Grand Prix has been held. Races began at 2:30 today, and at 12:45 pjn. Sunday. disappointed. * * * Bobby Bragan's Braves subbed brains for brawn in this afternoon at Shea brilliantly-executed period. The Lakers early 6-2 lead and stretched it to 16-5, with Walt Hazzard and Rudy LaRusso finding the range for Los Angeles. Hagan led the Hawks back, and with two minutes left in the first quarter they caught Los Angeles, 24-24. „ Caldwell hit on two jumpers of and St. Louis led at the end of the period, 28-27. The + * * Hawks kept the lead through most of the second period, with Hagan and Caldwell hitting consistently. Bill Bridges controlled the boards for St. Louis, and the Lakers were guilty of numerous turnovers. Los Angeles caught the Hawks with less than two minutes remaining In the half when Baylor stole the ball from Hagan and drove the length of the court to tie the score 54-54. But Hagan and Lennie Wilkens hit on field goals, and St. Louis left the court at Intermission leading 58-57. Los Angeles spurted in front in the third period, with Baylor and LaRusso scoring. Hajzard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Texas League race got off to a rousing start Friday night with 13,565 watching the three games and with the 1965 champions, Albuquerque's Dodgers, making a victorious be- Sinning. The Dodgers beat El Paso 3-1 with Joe DeLuise pitching 6 2-3 scoreless innings and driving in the winning run. DeLuise relieved Mike Kekich in the third and gave up only two bits the rest of the way. Paul Doyle, former El Paso pitcher, held Dalla 'ort Worth So four hits as Amarillo whipped the Spurs 6-2 with 7,845 looking on at Turnpike Stadium In Arington. Arkansas made its start In the Texas League auspicious. The Travelers licked Austin 5-2 as pinch hitter Floyd Wicker singles in the winning runs in the seventh. Larry Stubing, who also was with El Paso last year, clouted a homer in the eighth to account for Arkansas' final run. There were 3,204 people in the stands at Little Rock. Albuquerque drew 2,516. They play the second halves of two-game series at Arlington, Little Rock and Albuquerque tonight. Travs Win In Opener LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Floyd Wicker delivered a pinch-hit single good for two runs to help the Arkansas Travelers past Austin 5-3 in the opening Texas League baseball game here Friday night. A crowd of 3,204 saw Arkansas win its first game to the Class AA loop. Ernie Milius, who worked 4 1-3 innings, was credited with the victory. Wicker's seventh inning hit gave Arkansas a 4-S lead, and Larry Stubing added an Insurance run in the eighth with a homer. 11-team AA-AA Dvisibn and- Eudora in the eight-team -B Division. Ridgeroad of North Little Rock is the favorite In the junior high divison. Camden Lad Goes 14-8 CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - Pets' Lenox of Camden scared to the highest pole vault in Arkansas schoolboy history Friday when .he cleared the bar at 14 foot 18% inches at a meet here. ' Lenflx went 14-7M; at the recent Crossett Relays,, bettering the former best mark in the state of 14 feet by Ken Sharp of Fort Smith Northside. Lenox missed in three attempts at clearing the bar at IS feet. i WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - Southern Baptst College scored a baseball doubleheader victory over Arkansas State's Junior Varsity here Friday, winning 10-1 and 1M. Dennis Thomas and Jerry McLaughlin each gave up only four singles In the games. Cage Pros National Hockey League Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Semifinals Friday's Results No games scheduled Sunday's Games Detroit at Chicago, afternoon (best-of-7 series tied, 202) Monday's Games No games scheduled NBA Playoffs By THE AS B OCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Western Division Final Los Angeles 130, St. Louis 121 (Los Angeles wins best-of-7 series 4-3) Sunday's Games Championship Finals Los Angeles at Boston (1st game of best-of-7 series) Monday's Games No games scheduled one Friday Stadium. A pickoff play kil!e< one Met rally, and a perfect squeeze bunt by Menke won the game, "We tried the squeeze six times, and K only worked once," said Brag*n. "After last year we were almost ready to give that play to the Mrds. ' "How'd you like that pickofl? It was a beauty." The score was tied "t 1-1 when Roy McMillan opened the M«ts' eighth with a double over Felipe Alou's head in center Wes Wts- trum, the Mets' new manager, sent in Dick Selma, a kid pitch- v, to run for McMillan, On a signal from Catcher Torre, Denny Lemaster whirled on the mound and threw ' to ihortstop Sandy Alomar. Selma was leaning the wrong way and was out with room to spare. "I figured it was worth a shot," said Torre. "He was a pitcher. The crowd was yelling and he couldn't hear hk coach. We put it on all spring, and this is the first time it worked." » * * Menke said his squeeze bunt came on a perfect pitch. "It was a fast ball right -p here," said Menke, putting his hand across his chest. "I had it in tiie back of my mind," said Jack Fisher, the Mets' losing pitcher. "But I really didn't think they'd try it. It was perfectly timed. I thought I had a chance to get him." Fisher's throw was a fraction of a second late, but it got past catcher Jerry Grote anyhow. "I thought we V.T 8 going to win it," said Vostrum in the clubhouse. "But we'll win a few like this one. One loss doesn't •make a season. Neither does one win." It was a speech that Wes will be making many times before the season is over. State Boots Ace Sprinter JONESBORO, .Ark. (AP) Bobby Fuller of BHnkley, who has run the 100-yard dash for Arkansas State College in 9.5 this year, was dismissed from the Indian track team Friday. Coach John Rose said he took the action for disciplinary reasons. Fuller, teammate Billy Caputo, George Eriquezzo of Southern State all have run the 100 in 9.5, the feastest time in Arkansas this year. MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) Joe Johnston cleared 14-1U4 in the pole vault to aid Arkansas A&M in a track victory over Arkansas State Teachers am Ouachita here Friday. A&M had 95 points, ASTC 47 and Ouachita 31. SPECIAL! this Month ... 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