The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 9, 1966
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Keane Comes and Goes a Gentleman • I-LI. »* _„J , U*-* .H<4 iliat'e all vnil PAH fthcPtlPA NEW YORK (AP) - Johnny Keane came in a gentleman and went but the same way - with kind words for the New York Yankees, who fired him Satur- d lane m S in New York wS^buTwe'j«not late Sunday afternoon from Los hitting Angeles and met his wife, Lela, know the Yanks had won their second straight under Ralph Houk until a reporter told him. 'If they can get them hitting," said Keane, 'that is all 1 be to it. The to make i know I am avauable - it and | , had flown up from their " ? . good feelings. It has been mhn had flown up rom s »uu >• ------ =- ..... — Stton home" He ? didn-tevenlprivilege to have worked for The View from Here them. 11 IS ineir us'" •» «•»"a change when they see fit. My wife and I really enjoyed New York. Contrary to talk about the big, cold city, we found it a very warm experience. 'I haven't had time to talk to anybody about the future. But I plan to contact all the major league teams. They all know that I am out. I want them to when." * * The lean, soft- of 37 years in ba his shoulders wh his problems wit who were in last 16 record when h "Things like 1 baseball," he s happen in said. "You do your best, and that's all you can do. It wasn't frustrating to me, just disappointing. You go with the best you have and keep punching. Keane said he did not know the ax was about to fall when he left on the long road trip last Thursday night. He had sent his wife home rather than have her alone in New York during his absence. 'The first I knew was about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon," said Keane. "I asked them to hold off the announcement until I could tell the players myself. They agreed.' Keane spent his entire pre- Yankee career as a player, coach and manager in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. ED HAYES IT WAS ONE OF THOSE 82-DEGREE AFTERNOONS. bVxer from Blytheville Boys Club w*.working, out m they might start boxing again some day. PROGRESS AT GOSNELL HAS KEPT THE GOSNELL High track Pirates from progressing. Because the football field was being worked on and I because tty have np track to start with, Bill Belue's Bucs have been running on the highway to polish 'heir relays As for progress, Gosnell is adding new bleachers to handle an additional 1,500 football fans. The old stands which could SHOT? TOO or so, have been shifted around to the visitors' side. * * * HOWARD CISSELL, TRACK COACH AT OSCEOLA, sueeests- "Can't the people of Blytheville and Osceola get to- Aether and buad.a track, centrally-located between the two '""flow the two cities would react is moot but the people ot tnxora would be very much in favor of this cooperative venture. * * * SOME OF THE ATHLETES (AND COACHES) WERE grumbling about the hot sun during the District 2-A track """one' Er'was^dined to counter: "Wei, Isn't this the kind of weather track folks in Arkansas go begging for In St. Louis . . . Big DP by SF By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer The San Francisco Giants may have pulled off a unique double play at St. Louis, spoiling the Cardinals' farewall at Busch Stadium-and possibly the National League pennant race. The Giants displayed their muscles in a 10-5 victory over the Cardinals Sunday, then unloaded some immediately after the game by trading slugging outfielder-first baseman Orlando Cepeda to St. Louis for lefthander Ray Sadecki, coys m ims'state run through most of the season in cool weather (much of it wet) and it's contestable whether a sudden, sun-cooked course is an advantage. PEYTON SPECK*OF SHAWNEE WAS IN FORM AT WIL- son in the 3-B meet, winning both hurdle races. The senior thus is granted a chance to repeat as the state's Class B high hurdle champion. He won the ribbon last year with probably the best start of his career. A notoriously slow starter, his coach Bill Welch had him primed to come out of the blocks in what some coaches call a running start-and won e d: "I hope it stays hot next week. Peyton needs good hot weather before he can get his legs to real good I don't know, Coach. The boy didn't do 8 bad job on cold legs last football season when he just missed becoming the highest scorer in the state. * * * HOPE YOU DID BETTER THAN I IN PICKING A KEN- tucky Derby winner Saturday. Stupendous, my hoss, did nothing shameful during the colorful run but it takes more than that to finish in the green. I once chuckled at a girl in Cahokia Downs for selecting a horse because of a "pretty name," yet I admit I was similarly influenced Saturday because I felt the word Stupendous would look good in a headline. * * * HAROLD SHAVER, WHO HAS CARRIED HIS COCA- Cola public address contraption to just about every Knd of athletic attraction in Mississippi County, from basketball in Blytheville to polo in Wilson, confesses he's planning to move back to Jonesboro in about a month. The way he has backed the Chickasaws, you'd never know Jonesfaoro was his hometown. Football, track or baseball, Harold Shaver is there, donating his services, pursuing any cause that refreshes. HOPE AND PRAY ALL MOMS HAD A HOLY, HAPPY Mother's Day yesterday. God bless 'em all. _ Cepeda, who has a lifetime battin g average of .308, un- hrow before J< doubtedly will supply the Cardi- in the winner nals with more punch. He put on oaded single, quite a show before changing uniforms, hitting a grand slam homer" Saturday and driving in two runs with a pair of hits Sunday. * * * Sadecki, a 20-game winner for the Cardinals' pennant-winners in 1964, undoubtedly will supply ;he Giants With more pitching — ;he one ingredient they obvious- y feel is needed to pull away from the field in a bid for their first pennant since 1962. The Giants already hold a 2% game league lead and are work- other run and ing on'an eight-game winning Boyer's single streak but there's no doubt Sadecki will be the perfect complement to the club's other starters, right-handers Juan Marichal, Bob Shaw and Bob Bolin. So far, however, the Giants haven't needed much help They've been getting most of it from the hitters. After a 15-run explosion Saturday, Willie McCovey, Jim Hart and Willie Mays hammered homers Sunday. Mays' was No. 513 of his career. McCovey's was a three-run pinch-hit shot in the sixth inning that broke a 5-5 tie and sent the Cardinals down to defeat in fiieir last game at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals move into their new $24 million park Thursday. Elsewhere, Cindinnati edged Los Angeles 2-1, Pittsburgh nipped Philadelphia 3-2, Houston defeated Atlanta 5-4 and the New York Mets downed the Chi ying run on Woodward's wild hrow before Joe Morgan drove with a bases- The Cubs won tiie first game despite collecting only two hits. The first, a single by Glenn Beckert in the sixth innings off Jack Hamilton, drove in two runs — enough to win. Chris Krug's steal of home produced the other run. Dennis Ribant stopped the Cubs on five hits in the nightcap while tbe Mets put it out of reach with a five-run third inning. Jim Hickman triggered the rally with a leadoff homer. Ed Bressoud tripled home an- scored on Ken _.„_. _ _...„ - before Johnny Lewis capped tJie uprising with a two-run single. Eye Bye by Birdie Big HR in AL By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Frank Robinson, playing his first season in the American League drove in the first runs off Cleveland's Luis Tiant this year when he became the first player ever to hit a fair ball out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Boston's George Scott, playing his first season in the majors, became the first player in major league to hit 10 home runs. And Paul Casanova of Washington hit his first major league home run in the eighth Inning for the first hit off Kansas City's Fred Talbot. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiinn ..... mi"""" 11 " 1 " COURIER NEWS But in possibly the most significant first of Sunday's American League developments, the New York Yankees, playing under new Manager Ralph Houk, put together their first two- game winning streak this season by defeating California 5-2. The victory was only the Yankees' sixth against 16 losses, but it pulled them out of the cellar and made them two-for-two since Houk replaced Johnny Keane as manager Saturday night. In other American League games Baltimore swept Cleveland 8-2 and 8-3, Boston did tiie same to Minnesota 8-1 and 4-1, Washington edged Kansas City 3-2 in 10 innings and Detroit Sadecki, Cepeda Are Not Surprised by the Swap ST. LOUIS (AP) —The San | gery to remove cartilage in his Francisco Giants have a new left-handed pitcher — Ray Sadecki — the St. Louis Cardinals have a new clean-up hitter — Orlando Cepeda — and Cepeda has a chance to play regularly. The straight player deal between the two National League teams was made Sunday. Both clubs and Sadecki ressed satisfaction with right knee in December, 1964, has been anxious to play regularly. Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst, elated about the trade, said the right-handed slugger would be installed in the clean-up spot for today's game in Chicago. Cepeda has a ex-'average with three homers and the i 15 RBI in 19 games this season. The Cardinals' doubts about Cepeda's knee apparently have been satisfied. Cepeda, 28, who has 226 home Travs Lose; Get Shoyed Into Third; Single Hurts LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A bases-loaded single in the seventh inning helped El Paso to a 3-1 Texas League victory over Arkansas Sunday. The loss shoved the Travelers, now 12-8, from second to third place to the league, two games behind first-place Albuquerque. Pinch hitter Tom Summers bounced Fred Hall's first pitch just out of the reach o! shortstop Steve Kuntz into left field driving in two runs. The Sun Kings picked up their third run in the ninth on Don Wilkinson's single and a wild pitch. Kuntz has singled, stolen second and scored on a single by Bart Zellers in the fifth, giving the Travelers a one-run lead. Chris Maneff, earning his third victory in fo'ir starts, held cago Cubs 5-1 after losing the >pener of a doubleheader 3-1. Jim O'Toole checked the Dodgers on three hits in the seven innings he worked singled iome what turned out to be the winning run for the Reds in tiie fourth Inning and posted his first victory since Sept. 14. Tony Perez' sacrifice fly drove in the other Cincinnati run off Dodger starter Claude Osteen. The Pirates snapped, a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning on a walk to Willie Stargell and singles by Donn Clendenon and Bill Mazer oski. Bob Veale went all th( way, scattering eight Phillies hits. Veale also drove in a run with a single. * * * Run producing singles by Joe Torre and Lee Thomas gave th Braves a 4-3 lead in the eighth but the Astros came back in the ninth with the aid of errors by Frank Boiling and Woody Woodward. Rusty Staub scored the trimmed Chicago 3-1 in 11 Their second game was postponed because of cold weather. The Yankees scrambled to their second straight victory with file help of second inning errors by the Angels' Jack Warner and Jim Fregosi. The errors followed singles by Roger Maris and Clete Boyer. Robinson's mammoth home run, in the first inning of the second game, traveled 540 fee with a roll and drove in the first runs off Tiant, who went into the game with three shutouts in three starts this season. Tian gave up five runs in all before leaving in the third. Robinson also hit a homer In the first game as Jim Palmer stopped Cleveland on three hits Curt Blefary and Boog Powel added homers for file Orioles Powell also connected in th< nightcap. Scott's 10th homer, a two-run blast in the eighth, insured Bos ton's second-game victory. Dal ton Jones' homer had snapped a 1-1 fie in the seventh. Rico Petrocelli drove in fiv runs with a grand slam home and a single in the opener as th Red Sox halted a streak of 1 straight losses to Minnesota. Talbot held Washington hil less for seven innings althoug be gave up a run in the first Kansas City tied it in the eightl when Bert Campaneris triple' in a run and scored on Wayn Causey's sacrifice fly, but th Senators won it in the 10th o Bob Savrine's run scoring sin A bases-loaded, two-run dou ble by Gates Brown in the lit gave Detroit its victory ove had bee Jnhnnv Keane MONDAY. MAT », PAGE E10HT the Travelers to three hits be- == fore leaving the game in the = seventh for Sommers. El Paso 000 000 201-3 Arkansas 000 010 0-1 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, May 10 Adults 75e — Children 25e STARTING TIME — 8:15 P.M. TAG TEAM MATCH 60 Minute Time Limit — Beit 2 of I Fafle CORSICA JOE & DEWAYNEPEAL THE MEDICS FIRST MATCH Mario Milano Vs. Luke Graham 60 Minute Time Limit Best 2 Out of 3 Falls rade. Cepeda, the veteran first . , aseman-outfielder, had mixed runs and a lifetime average of The Cardinals had been look- .303, was told of the deal after ng for someone to add punch to heir weak-hitting line-up, while he Giants were casting about . "I had a feeling. I would be traded," Cepeda said, "and I or a left-handed pitcher to aug ment their right-handed aces, , guess I'm happy because I'll get tied 1-1 since the third when Bi a chance to play every day. But . Cepeda, who has played spar- I've been with the Giants, ngly since he underwent sur- K/X/VW STRONGER THAN A TEAM OF HORSES'. SWIFTER THAN A FLICK OF A SWITCH /"Lvrr GENTLE ENOUGH TO PLAY A LULLABY POWERFUL ENOUGH TO HEAT AN ENTIRE HOUSE Ark-Mo Power Co. (Electricity doet to much, yet cost* w Ittfle.) A PGA First: Golf Tourney Washed Our HOUSTON (AP) - The PGA golf tour rolls on to New Or eans today with the player howing nothing for their stay in Houston — the 110,000 Houston Champions International Tour nament was canceled Sunday >ecause of rain, after only one round. Not just one rain but many, but it was a little shower Sunday morning that proved the coup de grace. . Anyway, the tournament was wiped out with nobody getting paid and the Houston Golf Association losing about $25,000. It was rescheduled for Nov. 17-20 and all the players, including the big names like Jack Nickaus and Arnold Palmer, said hey would be here. It was the first time for a PGA tournament to be canceled after a round was played — at east in the recollection of PGA officials and records of Doc Giffin, field press secretary. "It is the first time in modern golf at 331," said Giffin. It had rained for seven days although not much Saturday when the first round finally was played with Jack Rule Jr. taking the lead with a three-under- par 68 over the long, exacting 7, 118-yard champions course. Sunday Stars BATTING-Frank Robinson, Baltimore, lashed a single, double, triple and two homers, driving in three runs and scoring four, as the Orioles swept a doubleheader from Cleveland 82 and 8-3. PITCHING-J i m Palmer, Baltimore, pitched no-hit ball for five Innings and wound up with a three-hitter as the Orioles whipped Clevela;.! 8-2 in the first game of a doublehead- Florida Coach Gets NCS Post RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)-Norman Sloan, newly appointed head basketball coach at North Carolina State, says he plans t» use "a running game with » pressure defense whenever pas- sible." "There are no set namei for the type of game I coach," said Sloan after his appointment t» succeed Press Maravich wag announced Saturday. Maravich resigned April 30 to take the head coaching post at Louisiana State University. Sloan, 39, head basketbajl coach at the University of Florida for the past six seasons, planned to sign a three-year contract at N.C. State today. The terms were not disclosed. :} CULIACAN, Mexico-Antoni9 Amaya, 125%, Panama, out- pointed Fino Rosales, 128, Mexico, 10. LEADER Frank Grigsby Mr. Grigsby was a leader for the month of April In New Car Salei at Bob Sullivan. Check with one of the RED HAT MEN for the RED HOT BARGAIN during the months of May and June. A FREE FAMILY VACATION soe» alonf with any new car or truck purchase at Bob SuUlvan. Remember You Can Always Make a Better Deal at.,.,. .. : Chevrolet-Cadillac Co. 301 W. Walnut Ph. PO 3-4578 6ETAYAZOORIDER! Quit fighting it out with a mower that works you harder than it works-trade up to a Yazoo Rider! Riders trim your lawn to carpet smoothness, with a floating cutting head out front that eliminates scalping and gouging. 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