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I AN DING' NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B San Fran. ..25 13 .658 Houston ..... 21 15 .583 S Pittsburgh .. 18 15 .545 ' 4VS L'os Angeles . 20 17 .541 4V4 P,hll'phia ... 17 15 .531 5 Cincinnati .. 16 18 .500 I Atlanta 18 21 .462 7Vi New York ..13 16 .448 St." Louis ... 14 19 .424 Chicago 9 24 .273 13'/i •' Saturday's Results 'I.Chicago 7, Atlanta «, 10 innings ''San Francisco 4, New York 3 ., Cincinnati 4, St. Louis } • Houston 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 Ipnings '; Los. Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 4, l| innings 1 Sunday's Results •vSt. Louis 4, Cincinnati 3 , Philadelphia 6, Houston 1 .-•Pittsburgh 4, Los Angeles 0 J.~San Francisco 5-2, New Vork .V Atlanta 5-3, Chicago 2-4 Today's Games -'-'-Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, N Atlanta at Cincinnati, N • Philadelphia at Houston, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Chicago at St. Louis, N New York at Houston, N 'Philadelphia at Lei Angeles, K : Pittsburgh at tan rrancisce, t! AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.I. 22 9 .710 22 12 .625 2Vi 19 14 .578 4 Ii .516 8 17 .514 8 17 .469 IVi 19 .441 8V4 !« .441 »W Cleveland Detreit ... Baltimore Minnesota Cali'nia ... Chicaga .., New York Wash'ton ., Boston .... Kan. City ,382 .344 10V4 Saturday's Results , : , Chicago 7, Cleveland 2 '.Washington 5, California > ^.New York 4, Minnesota 2 Boston 6, Kansas City 5 Detroit 7, Baltimore 5, 8 2*3 innings, rain Sunday's Results •-Cleveland 3-4, Chicago 2-1 'Washington 6-1, California 22 •'• New York 5-2, Minnesota J-l -'••' Detroit 3, Baltimore 2 Boston 5, Kansas City 1 Today's Game ; Kansas City at Washington, N ... Only game scheduled Tuttday'a Games 'Baltimore at Chicago, N Kansas City at Washington, Pi "California at New York, N , Minnesota at Boston, N 1968 HOPEFULS - Coach Dwight Williams (left) gathers his American Legion baseball hopefuls for a meeting following yesterday'a practice game with Jonesboro. Some of the boys, tied up with graduation (Courier News Photo) ceremonies were missing. Legion Team Wins 3 Practice Matches Dwight Williams was optimistic to a degree and fans were a little more so over the weekend as Blytheville's 19*6 American Legion baseball started Its season with three practice game victories. The club, sponsored by Dud Cason Post 24, won a doubieheader at Pocahontas Saturday, 18-0 and 4-1, then topped Jonesboro 7-4 at Light Brigade Field Sunday afternoon. Williams used ai many boys as he could throughout. the battles, with only his pitchers getting what might be called »teady work. * * * Jerry McLaughlin, neat southpaw, put on an encouraging performance at Pocahontas, winning a One-hit shutout In seven Innings. He was a starter last year. In the closer, Bruce Bateman tossed four inninga and Mike Curry one. Yesterday in Blytheville, returnee Eddie Carner worked four innings. Walt Hampton, a reliever on the state champion team IB '66, tasted four frames. Ronnie Yarbrough, who swings from the left aide, walloped a home run for the DCs at Pocahontas. At Blytheville yesterday, no one cleared tht fence. * * * The first regular game for the local group is here Sat urday night at 7:30 against Whitehaven. There is a 1:30 twinbill here Sunday afternoon against Jonesboro. Some of the boys missed the scuffle yesterday due to baccalaureate services. i * * Next practice for the group is Wednesday under the lights. After that, the coach must start thinking about selecting his regular squad. -ED HAYES CUY /N 6 Doug, Karl Uncle Sam Eye Champ LONDON (AP) - Cassius Clay returns home Tuesday with two potential opponents in mind and an unbeatable foe in his future. Clay mentioned both Doqg Cleveland at Detroit, 2, night M/NOftS TEXAJ LEAGUi: twi- Amfrille ... ARKANSAS Albu'que ... El Paso .... Bal-FW .... Austin W. L. Pet. (J.B. 24 11 .Ml 20 14 ,588 3!4 .S4J .IDA m .290 19 11 ii Sunday's Result* Amarjlle «, Dallas-Fort Worth. I Albuquerque 1, El Paso 0 ARKANSAS 1, Austin 0 Monday's Games Albuquerque at Austin El Past) at Amarjllo ARKANSAS at Dallas-Fort Worth < INTERNATIONAL Saturday's Results Iteehester t, Toronto 4 Buffalo «, Syracuse 2 Tplede 2, Richmond 1 Columbus 3, Jacksonville 0 , Sunday's Remits Rochester 5-7, Toronto 2-2 Buffale !-7, Syracuse >J ; Tolede T, Richmond S ; ;, Cfllumbua « t , Jacksonville, postponed, r«!fl ,• PACIFIC COAST Saturday's Rtsulla Tacoma 10, San Diego 2 Vancouver 2-1, Phoenii l-« Tujsa 4, Oklahoma City S Indianapolis IS, Denver f Seattle 4, Spokane 1 Portland 6, Hawaii 1 Sunday's Results Denver 12, Indianapolis 1 San Diego M, TaewH 34 JMun* «, Seattle J Oklahoma City f, Tulii « Phamix I, Vancauvtr T, 13 In- ningi Portland 3-3, Hawaii 2-3, 2nd (WHS called I iiinfeifi, eurtiw Jones and West Germany's Karl Mildenberger as possible opponents for his next fight — which he said will be in about two months — after disposing of London's Henry Cooper in six rounds Saturday night. Of perhaps more immediate concern to the unbeaten heavyweight champion, however, is th one guy even Cassius admits he can't take out. "There's one who's too tough for rne," C|ay said. "Old Uncle Sam. I can't fake him on. And Uncle has some design.? on Clay. First, the Internal Revenue Service wants about $115,000 of the reported ?350,flOfl Clay received 'for the scheduld 15 stadium. * + * Then there's the matter of Clay's draft status, currently 1- A, which Cgssius, alias Muhammed All, is appealing on the basis of religion and financial hardship. He's a Black Muslim and has appealed that he's a conscientious objector. He echoed those sentiments Ftr opening a 12-stileh cut over Cooper's left ey, a cut that purnpd blood all over both fighters, .spotted the ring, sprayed over ringside reporters and forced refer Gorg Smith to stop it at 1:38 of th sixth eund. <! I was sorry to see it end like that," Clay said. "I don't mind admitting I was a bit disturbed i>y all that blood. I didn't really want the violence to continue. I don't really like hurting anyene, It's against my religion . 'It was terrible to<see him cut so much. I didn't really relish fitting him when I saw the jlood spurt." Up until that point the 32- year-old Cooper had been doing very well, pressing the fight all the way, while Clay danced away in a clockwis motion, always moving away from Cooper's only real weapon — » left land that knocked Cassius down in a nontitle fight three years ago. Cassius came back to win hat one on a fifth-round cut of ienry'* tender eyes. The AiaaciaWd Press gava Henry th firit two rounds, called the third even and gave he fourth and fifth to Clay. Un, der British rules, the refere is th only official and his card ii Mver sajMUBced. GET LOST, LEO! Why Pick On Me? By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Leo Durocher said what Harry Wendelstedt did to him was illegal. He could have said the same about Hank Aaron. Wendelstedl, a rookie umpire in the National League, ejected Durocher from the opener of th Chicago-Atlanta doubieheader Sunday, marking the first time the Cubs' manager has been tossed out of a game this sea- on. Aaron was even rougher on Durocher, rapping four hits and driving in two runs as the Braves, won the game 5-^2. The Atlanta veteran came back with two more 'hits in the nightcap, but the Cubs pulled it out 4-3. Durocher, managing again after a nine-year absence from the top job, wis thrown out at the start of the fourth inning. Durocher explained that some of the Cubs were riding Wendel- stedt, and the plate" urnpire came over to the dugout and threatened to eject Durocher if Biey didn't stop. "I wasn't the one saying anything," Durocher said. "Why did he pick on me?" Aaron picked on Buroeher, too. He went into the doubleheader with three straight hits and extended his streak to eight, two away from the Nationa League record, before Ernie Broglio struck him out in the fourth inning of the nightcap. Aaron, batting .250 when the day started, raised his average to .279 by collecting six hits in seven at-bats. He lashed three Hey, Cassius! That Fellow Knockin' on Door Is Jost By MURRAY ROSE Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) ^ If neavyweight king Cassius C|ay runs put of opponents in his own division and is still available for boxing, he may find light heavyweight champion Jose Torres mocking on his door. Torres, easy conqueror of Wayne Thornton in a.titie.de- ense at Shea Stadium Saturday night, hinted he would like to take on Clay, who slopped Britain's Henry Cooper on cuts in .he sixth round in London. The 30-yearrpld ruler of the 175-pound class said he watched he telecast of Clay stopping Cooper and declared: "I had more trouble with Thornton than I would have wjth Clay." Torres scored two fjrst round knockdowns and soundly drubbed Thornton, the No. 1 contender-from Fresno, Calif., in a brawl marred by the challenger's constant fouling. The * * handsome, 26-year-old Californian broke every rule in the book, butted a small cut over Torres' right eye in the first round, and kept "grabbing the champion's powerful left arm as if it was a loose $100 bill. Cus D.'Arnato, former manager of ex-heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, and now one of Torres' advisors, sajd he was confident his 5?IO, 175-pound protege could beat the 6-3, 201- pound Clay. singles and * double is thi opener and two singles in tht second game. Elsewhere in the Nations League San Francisco blanket New York 5-0 before bowing 7-2 Pittsburgh (topped Los Angeles 4^0, Philadelphia whipped Hous ton 6-1 and St. L?W» edged-Cincinnati 4-3. .. • • • Unbeaten Juan MarJeha gained his eighth victory anc third shutout, blanking New York on three hits in the opener The Giant ace also extended hi lifetime record over the Mets ta 15-0. Jim Hart knocked in threi runs, two with * third-inninj homer. * * * The Mets came back in thi second game behind Jack Ham ilton's sixrhit . pitching. Har belted his llth homer, but Ron Swoboda's homer and a twojiin triple by Ed Bressoud were enough for Hamilton. Pittsburgh's gob Vesls stymied the Dodgers on five hits and received support from Bonn dendenon's run-scoring single in the first inning and a two-run double by Manny Mpta IB the fourth. Maury Wills stole the 400th base -of bis career fpr Los Angeles in the nintii. Philadelphia received eight- lit pitching from Jim Bunning and' eight" walks from three Houston pitchers. Clay Dalrymple drove in two runs with a smile and a bases-loaded walk. Orlando Cepeda let in the tie- jreaking run with a throwing error in the seventh inning but came back' with a run-scoring single in the ninth that pulled St. Louis into a 3-3 deadlock. Cincinnati's Leo • Cardenas :hrew wildly on the single, and Curt Flood raced home with the winning run. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, May 24 Adults 75c — Children 25e STARTING TIME — 8:15 P.M. Grudge Match Rough A Tumble Texas Rules Winner Take All No Time Limit — Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Luke Graham • ' / ' . ~Vi.— Dewayne Peal First Match Tog Team Match 60 Minutes Best 2 of 3 Falls Ted McCarthy and Dynamite Lay — Vs.— l«t Hamby and Mad Mongol Yanks, Too Houk Gets Fat BtyMIKERATHEf iwith a two-fun double In a ANecialed Press Sports Writer [three-run seventh inning. J6hn weeks ago when Ralph I & ' Dorto ?'T «9' < he « co "d s « niicu JIO.M,, | gamg vlc [ ory ^ ^ thrte-ilittCr, and now bas four victories in as many games.. Don Wert drove in two of the Tigers' runs with squeeze bunts Yankees they were both to pot. Now only Hbuk is. The new Yankee manager still can't climb into his old uni- and the third crossed when form but the Yankees have P^her Frank Bertalna threw managed to climb into a tie for seventh place by putting together a five-game winning streak capped by Sunday's 5-3 and 2-1 sweep of the Minnesota Twins. • » .» » .The twin triumphs were the 10th and llth in 14 games under Houk, who took over the club from Johnny Keane in Los Ah- jjeles two weeks ago last Satur. wild on.the second bunt. The Orioles had a chance to tie it in fee ninth but Frank Robinson was thrown out at the plate, Willie Horton to Bill Freehan, when he tried to score, from second on a single by Brooks Robinson. The Red Sb.\- were held to'one hit by Ralph Terry until they day, tried on his old No. 35 uni-i rusned across ' hree runs in the form and found that sitting be- lind a desk for two years had caused a pot belly. He wore No. 51 in Los Angeles — the uniform belonged to Pete Mikkelsen, who had been traded — then, phoned New York, and asked the Yankees to get the No. 35 uniform tailord to his measurements. Then he startd to do a tailoring job on t. Yankees. He immediately designated Joe Pepitone theclean-up hitter, and the first baseman showed why against the Twins by driving in three runs in the opener and hitting a game-winning double in the eighth inning of the nightcap. ........ * * *. The Yankees .itill are 8& james behind the front-running Cleveland Indians, who swept a doubieheader from the Chicago White Sox 3-2 and 4-1. Elsewhere, Detroit edged Baltimore 3-2, Boston dfeated Kansas City 5-1 and Washington downed California fr-2 before the Angels won the nightcap 2-1. The Indians broke a 2-2 tie in he eighth inning of the opener when Max Alvis singled, move up on a grounder and scored on | locky Colavito's single. Fred, Vhitfield broke up the nightcap seventh' "and broke a 1-1 tie. A'grduiid rifle'double'by DattOn Jones, who earlier homered, and Joe Foy's single produced the go-ahead run. Pitcher Earl Wilson also singled in a run, then went on to complete a four- hitter. . The Senators: won their fifth straight in the opener with a j three-run second inning uprising putting it out of reach. King, Frank Howard and winning pitcher Pete Richert each <« £j w« drove in runs. Jimmy Piersall doubled, .in Tom •Satrlario with the decisive run in the fifth inning o.f the. .nightpap as file Angels snapped a six-game losing streak. WO LIMIT ON TIMl I There It no time limit for the grudge main event wrestling match at Legion •'<* Arena Tuesday night. ';Principals are Dewayne ia Peale and Luke Graham. A ,. bit of unfriendliness, slight-;'; ly more than usual, passed "' between the two pros last"-" week and the booking to- '^ morrow night is meant to set- f ij tie some of iWo the enjoy- '" ment of. fans. ;-._r * * * '.'i In the Opener, a tag team ».>' battle has Dynamite Laye :" and Ted McCarthy going ?~ against the Mad Mongol and ;• Bob Hamby. First bell at 8:30. - s BOWLING/ 738; anil l»<ly SUM W77. (TAN6INGI Unpredictable! Goiailngers Fights LONDON - Cassiiw Clay, 20Ui, Louisville, Ky., stopped ienry Cooper, l?8, England., 8, Clay retained world' weight title. ' I taid, "Show m» a filter cigarette that really delivers taste and I'll eat my hatt" nm BUY...... If you are the average tial customer of Power Company, you have paid m one penny more per jnonth fhis year than you did'Iiwiyear. B«t because of our .most, recent rate reduction (Oi?tober, 1965) 700 re. that 089 extra penny.* ileyeji JdlowattrhoursJ Thaf a jj«ae than enough to aupply the average . home for a fry. 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