The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 24, 1966
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State Baseball Tournament 'Pokey Pocahontas a Winner PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) —Three games are on tap today and tonight in the second round of the single-elim- inalion state high school baseball tournament here. The schedule is: Monette vs. Hampton at 2:30 p.m.; Gillette vs. Lincoln at 6:30 and Rector vs. Greenwood at 8:30. Fort Smith St. Anne's ousted Greenbrier 9-2, St. Charles nipped Woodlawn 3-2 and Pocahontas squeezed by Mountain Home 3-2 on the opening day of the tournament Monday. St. Anne's pulled away in the fifth inning of ils game with five runs on three hits, including atriple by Paul Chiolino which brought In three men. St. Charles went ahead 3-2 in the third inning on a triple by Jerry Almond. Woodlawn loaded the bases in the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't alter the score. Pocahontas pushed over a rim in the final ining to edge Mountain Home. Light Meet Light Brigade, the organU zation that sees over the Light Brigade Field baseball layout at Walker Park —with the blessings of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair Board — has its first meeting of the year tonight. * * * Promptly at 7. Their meetings are famous for their brevity. Upstairs at Ark- Mo Power. ROSEBORO HELPS KOUFAX WIN 7TH Riot-Buster Slugs BUGS By MURRAY CHASS, Associated Press John Roseboro, whose job last winter was to prevent trouble, has caused some for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Roseboro helped Sandy Koufax win his seventh game Monday night by scoring the winning run in Los Angeles' 3-2 victory over the Pirates. The Dodger catcher, who had gone hitless in his previous 13 times at bat, lashed a two-out double in the ninth inning and came all the way home as pinch - hitter Derrell Griffith beat out an infield single. Roseboro remained near his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton last winter, working In riot-torn Watts as a commu- nily-'relations specialist for the Los-Angeles police department. 'Pwanted this particular job because it meant I could do something useful for my people," the 32-year-old veteran explained. "I was sickened by what. I saw during the riots. I could have had an off-season job like public relations for a large corporation, but that's sterile. "A lot of Negroes thought I would whitewash the police department, but wherever I found criticism of the police out in the community, I carried it back to police officials." Roseboro took the Dodgers' problem in hand Monday night. As Griffith topped a roller to the right of the plate, Roseboro headed for third. Pitcher Pete Mikkelsen fielded the ball and tossed it underhand to first base. Griffith, however, beat the throw, for his first hit of the season, and Roseboro kept going. He crossed the plate without a play being made on him. Elsewhere In the National League. Philadelphia walloped Houston 9-0 and Atlanta trimmed Cincinnati 6-. Kansas trimmed Cincinnati 6-4, Kansas 12 innings in the only American League game. Koufax, who has lost once, blanked the Pirates on three hits until the eighth when they tied the game 2-2 on singles by Bob Bailey and Manny Mota plus Gene Alley's two-run double. Ron Fairly homered for the Dodgers in the sixth. Larry Jackson stopped Hous ton on three hits and didn't al low a runner to reach third. Th Astros went hitless until Lee Maye singled with two out in the fifth. Doug Clemens hit a three run homer while Tony Tayloi belted a two-run triple for thi Phillies. * * * Joe Torre hit a homer in the fifth inning, then powered four-run sixth with a two-run double as Atlanta overcame Cincinnati. The Reds took short-lived 4-1 lead when they erupted for four runs in the fifth, three on Tommy Helms homer. Phil Roof's first major league homer was the first major league homer off Washington's Casey Cox and gave Kansas City its victory. Roof connectec with one on and two out in the 12th. Frank Howard and Jim King homered for Washington. NO SECURITY FOR GENTILE IN HOUSTON He's Still Paying for 'Reputation 1 By SANDY PADWE NEW YORK — (NBA) It gets a bit depressing for Jim Gentile, who is only 31, to look around the Houston Astros' clubhouse and hear kids talk about their draft status or the new trend in safety razors. Gentile is at an age where he "should be enjoying some security from a game he has played professionally for 14 years. ''Not on this club," Gentile gaid. "I like this team and I like Grady Hatton, but they got all these young ballplayers and I keep wondering how long they're going to keep that kid Chuck Harrison down in the minors." .BOWLING R.' D. Samuels slammed 246 578; and Lois Marlow 212-544 i 9 O'clock Mixed Doubles Lea gue last night at Strat-O-Lanes Don McAnulty triggered 215 Bob;Livingston 210; and Dori Simpson picked 3-7-8. Second place Runamucks racked 8062299: * * * Fran Tune spun 482 in Mon day -Night Ladies Scratch Lea gue at Shamrock. Fran Gabriel eon had 177-481; Betty Richard son 470; Lounell Jones 180; am Joarin Barlow 177. Team No, sackfed 487-1422. Team stand ings [not available. J. j Tice tallied 229-789 in Mixed Trio Classic League. J Hathaway put down 766; D Paga 737; W. Yarbro 236; and F. Cole 228. Second-place Phil lips Ford showed 577; and lea gue-leading Hawkins Texaco 2229.: Jim Roleson scattered 203-551 in Industrial Summer League Waldo Cotner gathered 549; Don Pritchard 203; Bob Nowlin 519; and Larry Katz 201. Sixth-place Johnson's Esso poured 645-1804. I O'CLOCK MIXED DOUBLES Mlnlt Mart 11 * Eunaniucks 10 fl Boone Clnners No. 2 .... 10 6 State Farm 0 7 Sony-Bout-That f .8 \rosco • 8 C-B'S .-. ' 8 Mustangs 7 » Eoone cleaner* No. 1 .. « • :2 Hawkins> Phillip's Ford 13 Team 5 » Team.2 1J Teams " Teanf 1 < Team 4 * ™ m : iNDu»Tiiiii"itiMMni''" XtU' Jeweler* M Coc»'. - C01» 9> Runtfcll Company 49 •hanlrock Un« Ha. 1 49 •Iminclc Une« No. 3 44 Johnwm's Koto 19 MtatfMwy Ww« M Sounds strange coming from Jim Gentile. Here is a guy who is one of the better power hitters in baseball, a 6-4, 215-pound first baseman who once cracked 46 home runs and had 141 RBI for Baltimore in 1961. .But Jim Gentile also is the example of the baseball players who gets a reputation and never loses it. The result is a constant feeling of insecurity. "I can't afford a bad year," Gentile said. "If I sit on the bench again like last season when I came over here, my value goes down that much more. * * * "See, I've got this reputation and it's followed me from the beginning down in the minors. They all say I'm a hot-head hard-to-handle. "I thought I was set with Baltimore but they signed Hank Bauer to manage and he's got his own ideas about the kind of player he wants, so he trades me and gets Norm Siebern, a steady, quiet guy, to replace me. "Then the word starts getting around. The managers pass it on to the other managers. And your reputation grows. "Look what happened to me last year. I was leading the American League in home runs when the A's decided to get rid of me, and still I was waived out of tfie league. It's hard to believe I couldn't have helped one team in that league. Again, it had to be my reputation. * * + "You know, I may go along for two months without losing my temper, but then if I lose it once everyone says 'there he goes again.' All the good days are wiped out now. "This season I came to spring training with a different attitude. I knew I couldn't afford to sit on the bench. So I lost 20 pounds. That helped. Then Grady Hattan (Astros manager) told me what he expected and I worked on his suggestions all spring. They were just tips on my batting form that he picked out. "I don't know what's go- Ing to happen now. They're gojng with as many young guys as they can because that's the future of this club. "I've just got to hope they'll play me all the tune, Gentile against lefties, too. "So far, I guess they're satisfied because they're leaving me alone and I like that. "I don't like a manager to stay on me. One manager I had, and I won't mention any names, fined me for everything. It go so I was paying $200 for this, $100 for that." Jim Gentile still is paying. The View from Hin ED HAYES * * * THIS MUCH, AND THIS MUCH ONLY IS CERTAIN. Both Blytheville and Osceola intend to field independent — so-called semipro — baseball teams this summer. W. R. Middleton and Pete Bennett are assembling play, ers in Osceola. That's right: Ray Mann is unconnected with the club this year. In Blytheville, it's Ollie McAdoo. Maybe I got my stories wrong but it appears both organizations are counting on using some of the same young men, notably some of the most recent graduates of American Legion ball. They're worth fighting over. * * * Here are the other players who were voted to the All- AIC baseball team this year, along with Blytheville's Max Briley: Roger Rhoads, Charlie Williams (and Briley) from Oua chita; Bob Tiner and Jack Fulmer, State Teachers; John Jeter, Pete Henry and Gary Simpson, Harding; Randy Henry and Ronnie Kerr, Henderson; Don Williams, Southern State; and David Robinson of Arkansas Tech. Tiner and Charlie Williams made the honor squad for the fourth time. Here's a hope freshman first baseman Briley can duplicate that trick. And you know who felt worst that Danny Williams, Bly^ theville outfielder at Henderson, didn't make Ail-AIC? Max Briley's mother. This thoughtful, pleasant lady said: "We felt real bad about it that Danny didn't make it. He played so well, we felt he deserved it, too." * * * NOTING ALL THE EXCITEMENT AND BUSTLING AT the high school these days as administrators and coaches clear their desks in the headlong rush toward graduation, a sports editor finds himself doing the same thing. Heading for the file are some final basketball notes worth recording and noting. It was a truly great year for high school basketball teams and individuals in Arkansas, yet Donnie Kessinger's 125 points, an average of 31.2 for four Class AA-AAA state tournament games, withstood the onslaught. Forrest City's fabulous Mr. K, now shortstopping for the Chicago Cubs, set the record in Blytheville in 1960. It's Blytheville's last connection with a state tournament record. BHS once held the attendance record for a state show —until it was moved to Li'l Rock permanently. * * * The best solo work in one Class AA state tournament game last season was turned in by Leachville's Tommy Robins, 34 points in the 72-70 win over Hope. Manuel Washington (Paragould) has the record, 37 points in 1965. Eddie Williams of Gosnell Junior High did slick sinking In the Class A tournament, 36 points in three games. A final Mississippi Countian who figures in the Arkansas archives is Billy Burlison. Shooting for Class B Dyess in the 1956 state tournament, he crammed 111 points, a 27.7 four- game record. * * * . DON'T YOU KNOW BOB HOWSAM, GENERAL MANA- ger of the not-exactly powerful St. Louis Cardinals, is watching with interest what is going on down on the farm at Tulsa? Exactly eight Tutsans in the Pacific Coast League are hitting .300 or better. Dave Pavlesic, a catcher, has a .367 average. Watch out, Tim! * * * TRUMANN HAS HIRED A NEW JUNIOR HIGH COACH. He's Jimmy Isbell, who resigned the senior job at Caraway. He had been considered for the senior basketball post at Trumann but Trumann preferred to go with Blytheville's Charley Eagle who has big league experience as a player and coach. Melvin Land, superintendent at Caraway, is accepting applications for the vacancy. * * * WEEKEND STOCK CAR DRIVERS CAN GET ALL THE action they want now in this area. Friday night at Cottonwood Raceway, Saturday night at West Memphis, Sunday afternoon at Jonesboro and Sunday night at Blytheville. Jonesboro Speedway opened last Saturday. At Indianapolis, the cry is: "Gentlemen, start your engines." "Gentlemen, keep your motors running," is the word around here. GIFTS For The Bride! For The Graduates! For Those People Who Already "HAVE EVERYTHING!" AT THt NEW O'Steen's 105 W. Main & Gift StOrC Located Next Door To Fred'i Dollar Store NOTICE! Acme Termite Co. has purchased the Walls Certified Termite Service. All persons having contracts with the Walls Company are urged to contact us immediately and we will service your property. Insured J. H. TYRONE PO 3-3280 Bonded The New BIG PRO - MOW Built to withstand the rugged demand of heavy duty mowing. The high wheel 24 inch cut. 4 horsepower Briggs and Stratton motor. None bigger or bettr than PRO - MOW 159 95 GENTRY'S GARAGE 517 W. ASH PHONE PO 3-4269 MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Sin Fran. . Houston .... Los Angelet Phila Pittsburgh . Cincinnati . Atlanta .... New York . St. Louis ... Chicago W. . 25 21 21 18 18 16 19 13 14 9 Pet. G.B. .658 .568 ,553 .545 .529 .485 .475 4 4V4 5 7% 1314 N N .448 .424 .273 Monday's Results Atlanta 6, Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 9, Houston 0 Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 2 Only games scheduled Today's Garnet Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 1 New York at Houston, N Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Chicago at St. Louis, N Wednesday's Games Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Chicago at St. Louis, N New York at Houston, N Philadelphia at Los Angeles, ! Pittsburgh at San Francisco TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. . 24 12 .667 ..20 15 .571 314 .19 17 .528 .515 .382 .313 N Amarillo ... ARKANSAS Albu'que ... El Paso.... Dal-FW .... Austin .17 . 13 10 5 5^ 10 12 Monday's Results Austin 4, Albuquerque 2 El Paso 3, Amarillo 1 Dallas-Fort Worth 2, ARKANSAS 0 Tuesday's Games Aubuquerque at Austin El Paso at Amarillo ARKANSAS at Dallas-Fort Worth AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Cleveland . 22 » .710 Detroit ... 20 12 .625 2* Baltimore 19 14 .578 4 Minnesota 16 15 .516 6 California 18 17 .514 6 Chicago .. . 15 17 .469 IV, New York .. 15 19 .441 8'.i Washington . 15 20 .429 » Boston 13 21 .382 9Vi Kansas City .. 12 21 .364 11 Monday's Results Kansas City 5, Washington J, 12 Innings Only game scheduled Today's Games Baltimore at Chicago, N California at New York, N Kansas City at Washington, N Minnesota at Boston, N Cleveland at Detroit, 2, twl- night Wednesday's Games Baltimore at Chicago, N Cleveland at Detroit, N Kansas City at Washington, N California at New York, N Minnesota, at Boston, N INTERNATIONAL Buffalo 6, Rochester 5 Toledo at Jacksonville, postponed, rain Richmond 2, Columbus 1 Syracuse 6-2, Toronto 2-3 PACIFIC COAST Tacoma 3, Phoenix 1 Vancouver 10, Spokane 9 Indianapolis 8, Hawaii 7 Only games scheduled | COURIER NEWS j TUESDAY, MAY 14. 1M» PAGE EIGHT The Perfect Graduation Gift For Him! 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