The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 28, 1966
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tylAJOR LEAGUE 'STA'NDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE CflT/CS AN OVtRWHILMING HVQRITt W. L. Pittsburgh ... 9 4 Atlanta 9 6 Los : Angeles ..9 6 San Francisco 9 6 Philadelphia Houston .. St.'jLouis . Now York Cincinnati 7 8 6 7 4 6 3 8 Pet- G.B. .692 .600 1 .600 1 .600 1 .545 2 .467 3 .462 3 .400 3V .273 5 Chicago 3 9 .250 ' Wednesday's Results Cincinnati 8, San Francsico 6 Houston 3, St. Louis 1 Lbs Angeles 4, Atlanta I Pittsburgh at Chicago, postponed, rain New York at Philadelphia postponed, rain Today's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco Only games scheduled Friday's Games New York at Pittsburgh, N Philadelphia at Chicago Houston at Atlanta, N Cincinnati at Los Angeles, t> St. Louis at San Francisco, N •' AMERICAN LEAGUE Red, Fred Sure They Can Win BOSTON (AP)-The Boston Celtics, smarting but determined, and the rejuvenated Los Angeles Lakers, cocky after two comeback victories, meet tonight for the National Basketball Association championship. "We'll win it," said Coach Red Auerbach of Boston, who wants to move upstairs full- time as general manager with an eighth straight championship. "To a man, we know we can win it," said Coach Fred Schaus of Los Angeles, who» Lakers seek to become the first team in NBA history to win three stragiht after dropping behind 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. * * + The Celtics are rated an overwhelming eight-point favorite in the title showdown despite a 121-117 loss in Boston last Sunday and the Lakers' convincing 123-115 victory in Los Angeles Tuesday. WMWIWIK COURIIR NIWS THURSDAY, APML 28, 1M* fj I PAC.1 BOOT 1 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiI HOUSTON (AP) - Veteran Ben Hogan arrived Wednesday to start practice for the $110,000 Houston Champions International Golf Tournament next week. 'Litt/e D' Challenges LA's 'Big D' Smoky Carries Tool of Bliss Travelers Split, Remain on Top by Points Cleveland Baltimore Chicago . Detroit California Minnesota Boston Washington Kansas City New York W. . 9 . 9 9 9 6 4 3 3 2 2 Pet- G.B. 01.000 1 3 4 5 .900 .750 .692 .545 6 .400 9 .250 9 .250 8 .200 ... U .54 . Wednesday's Results Washington 2, New York 0 Chicago 8, Boston 6 JiCansas City at Detroit, post" By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) 000 bonus boy with the New I York Giants a decade ago, and won the National League earned run crown in 1960, is making a comeback as a Yankee-killer. The shutout extended McCormick's streak to 21 scoreless innings against the onetime Bombers, who have now lost 12 of 14 starts. McCormick developed arm trouble in 1962 and drifted to Baltimore and finally the minors before being sold to the Senators in 1965. At 27, he's making a new career for himself in the American League. McCormiek got the runs he needed when Ken MeCMuIlen smacked a two-run double off A! Downing in the third inning. The hit was one of only three that Downing gave up but it was enough to beat the young left- lander. * * * Don (Little D) Sutton looks pdhed, cold" California at Cleveland, postponed, wet grounds . . Minnesota at Baltimore, postponed, rain Today's Games California at Cleveland, N Washington at New York Kansas City at Detroit Minnesota at Baltimore, 2, twi-night Chicago at Boston ;, Friday's Games Baltimore at Detroit, N Chicago at Cleveland, N Minnesota at Washington, N Only games scheduled MJNORS TEXAS LEAGUE • Wednesday's Results ARKANSAS 4-2, Dallas-Fort Worth 3-3 Amarillo 6, Albuquerque 4 El Paso 3, Austin 1 W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS .... 6 2 .750 Amarillo 8 3 .727 Albuquerque .... 6 3 .667 Vt Dal-FW 3 6 .333 SH El Paso 3 6 .333 3Vi Austin 2 8 .2005 Thursday's Games Dallas-Fort Worth at LITTLE ROCK Amarillo at Albuquerque "Austin at El Paso INTERNATIONAL Jacksonville 4, Rochester 2, U Innings Toronto at Toledo, 2, postponed, rain Syracuse at Richmond, postponed, rain •Buffalo at Columbus, postponed, rain PACIFIC COAST Tulsa 10-3, Indianapolis 2-1 Phoenix 4, Denver 2 Tacoma 6, Vancouver 3 Portland 6, Spokane 2 Oklahoma City 6, San Diego 4 •Hawaii 7, Seattle 3 Smoky Burgess, the catcher who could pass for one of those paunchy movie bartenders, doesn't worry about the tools of ignorance lugged around by most receivers. Burgess lugs around only one tool—his bat. And he used it Wednesday delivering a two-run pinch single that helped the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 victory over Boston. A burly 39-year-old veteran, Burgess stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 192 pounds—most of it centrally located. He doesn't look the part but he happens to be the most prolific pinch hitter in baseball history. That's why the White Sox let the other guys wear the shin guards and chest protectors. * * * Everytime Burgess delivers a pinch hit, he adds to his major league record. Wednesday's pinch hit was his third this season and the 118th of his 17-year major league career. It helped the Sox to their the victory in 12 starts. In the only other American League game played Wednesday, Washington blanked New York 2-0 on Mike McCormick's five-hitter. The other games on the schedule were postponed because of rain and cold. Chicago broke a 5-5 tie in the seventh inning on two walks and a single by Ron Hansetu Then Burgess stroked his single and while he was chugging down the first base line, Ken Berry scored from third and Hansen took off from first and raced home with the Sox' third rim of the inning. McCormick, who was a $50, Mrs. Babe Ruth Lives and Dies with Yanks like he's ready to challenge Don Drysdale for the Big D label both on the mound and at the plate. A 21-year-old right-hander In only his second .year of professional baseball, Sutton emphasized his rapid development Wednesday night when he posted the first complete game of his major league career in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-1 victory over Atlanta. Button's place with the Dodgers remained questionable because of his inexperience until Drysdale and Sandy Koufax went into their holdout routine during spring training. Manager Walt Alston looked at Button's minor league record, and then decided to look at the real thing. He hasn't been disarmointed. "Sutton has improved every start," said Alston after the 6- foot-1, 185-pounder checked the Braves on five hits and struck NEW YORK (AP) -Every time the New York Yankees lose a game and Willie Mays hits a home run, Mrs. Babe Ruth's heart leaps a little. "I live and die with the Yankees," the widow of the greatest baseball slugger of them all said today. "They were the Babe's team. "They're also mine. "1 am keenly interested also in Willie Mays' home run campaign. He's the only present player with even a chance of catching the Babe's lifetime total of 714, but I think it's very remote. "He would have to hit 40 home runs a year for the next five years." Mays has 511, matching the National League record. * * * Mrs. Ruth, a bouncy lit- tie lady with an unflagging interest in baseball, is a woman, living with a glorious memory. Her 14th floor apartment on Manhattan's Riverside Drive is full of pictures and mementos of the immortal Yankee outfielder. out 10 while walking only one. 'Right now he's the fourth best starter on the staff." Sutton, however, may be after bigger things. He's already posted two victories, and also is stealing some of Drysdale's hitting thunder. Big D was the Dodgers' leading hitter last year but Diddle D collected two hits against the Braves and now is No. 1 on the club with six hits in 13 at-bats tor a .464 average. Drysdale is wmless and hitless. Only two other National League games were played, the Houston Astros defeating St. Louis 3-1 behind Dave Giusti's three-hit pitching and Cincinnati outslugging San Francisco 8-6 as Vada Pinson went 4-for-4. Giusti allowed only a second inning single by Tim McCarver until the Cardinals scored in the ninth on two-out doubles by Curt Flood and McCarver. Jim Wynn, however, had provided Giusti with more than enough working room. Wynn cracked a two-run homer in the first inning, then led off the sixth with a single and came around on an infield out. a wild pitch and Bob Aspromonte's double. Joe Morgan stroked three of the Astros' seven hits off Ray Washburn and Curt Simmons, and now has a run of six consecutive hits. The league record is 10. Pinson, who scored three runs and drove in two, helped the Reds build a 6-0 lead for Milt Pappas. But the Giants moved back into a tie with Willie McCovey hitting a grand slam homer and Ollie Brown a solo shot. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Travelers, after five days of rainouts, got back to baseball her* Wednesday night by splitting a Texas League doubleheader with Dallas-Fort Worth. Arkansas won the opener 4-3 when George Lance walked Steve Huntz to force in the winning run. The Spurs won the nightcap 3-2 on a fifth-Inning rally which produced all their runs. Arkansas regained a percentage lead in the Texas League with a 6-2 record, even though Amarillo is a game ahead with an 8-3 mark. Arkansas' three-run rally in the seventh inning of the opener came on two singles and four walks. Free passes provided both the tying and winning runs. First Game Dallas-Fort Worth 100 110 0-S Arkansas 000 010 S—4 Church, Cook (7), Norman (7) Lance (7) and Procopia; Wall, Roque (7) and Breeden. WP-Roque. Second Game Dallas-Fort Worth 000 030 0-3 Arkansas 101 000 0—2 Ellis, Meischner (4) and Hearn; DiFabio, Braddock (5) Newton (5) and 2eller. WP- Meischner. our runs on only two hits in he seventh to take the victory. Jut they were back-to-back doubles by Jose Herrera and Doug Rader and the latter Amarillo's Sonics faced the situation of being in second f ee in percentage but ahead ... games won in the Texas League today . The Sonics clubbed Albuquerque 6-4 Wednesday night anc ran their percentage to .727, bul Arkansas split a double-header with Dallas-Fort Worth and still led with .750. However, Amarillo was game ahead when you consider that Arkansas' record is 6-2 and Amarillo 8-3. 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