The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1966 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 30, 1966
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•lytbevilta (Ark.) Courier New - Monday, May », MM- Fa* Elevw Battey Is a Swinger Twins Snap Out of Spin By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Earl Battey wears an earmuff 1 for protection against oii- posing pitchers. What the pitchers need is some protection against Battey. The stocky Minnesota catcher pounded decisive hits in each game Sunday as the Twins swept a doubleheader from A.- m e r i c an League-leading Cleveland 5-1 and 1-0, snapping the Indians' winning string at five. •Battey's clutch hitting and tlie strong pitching of Jim Kaat and Jim Grant pulled the Twins out of a long tailspin. They had dropped eight of nine games on a road trip, including two straight to the Indians. rKaat scattered eight hits in the opener and Grant allowed only four in the nightcap while nailing Minnesota's first shutout victory of the season. * * * /Battey, who pioneered the protective ear-plate on .batting by a stray fast ball six years ago, rapped a pair of run-scoring singles in the first game and knocked, in the only run in the nightcap with an eighth inning tingle. . His three key hits placed.Bat- tey among the league's top ten batters with a .296 average. He hit .297 last season, second only to league leader Tony Oliva on the Minnesota club. Several teammates and players on other teams have followed Battey's lead and adapted the ear-muffed headgear. The All-Star catcher's timely hitting hasn't gone unnoticed either. • * * * " "You''may get Battey out three times,'but when he conies up in the'late innings with men on base he's as tough as anybody in 'baseball," Cleveland Manager Birdie .Tebbelts said after Sunday's doubleheader. iphil Ortega pitched seven hitless innings and tied a strikeout record as Washington edged Boston 3-2, Rick Reichardl's two-run homer lilted California past Detroit 2-1, Chicago blanked New York 2-0 on Tommy John's three-hitter and Kansas City downed Baltimore 6-3 in other AL games. * * ' * Harmon Killebrew walked in the eighth inning of the Twins- Indians nightcap but was forced at second by Sandy Valdespino. /aldespino then stole second and Battey broke up a scoreless duel between Grant, 4-5, and Luis Tiarit, 4-3, with a single to center. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Tommy John, Chicago, pitched a three-hitter as the White Sox trimmed the New York Yankees 2-0. BATTING—Ollie Brown, San Francisco, rapped three hits and drove in three runs, including the tying run in the eighth inning and the winning run in the 10th, as the Giants edged Philadelphia 6-5. Homers Hurt Two Defeats: Travsln4th i LITTLE ROCK AP) - Jim Barfield's bat proved the nem- tois of Arkansas Sunday as Albuquerque took a Texas League Baseball doubleheader from the Travelers 6-2 and' 4-3 I The losses shoved Arkansas hs fourth place in the six-team league. * Barfield hit a home run in each of the Sunday games and drove in five runs for Albuquerque. 1 He slugged a 390-foot homer with two men the first inning, giving pitcher Bill Karhn a push toward his ninth pitcn- big victory in W outings. 2 He clouted a .two-run homer fc the nightcap. TThe Travelers take on Albu- (Juerque,. now second in the league, again here tonight. 2 * * * - Amarillo. snapped. out. of -a slump with a doubleheader triumph over Austin Sunday night and was back with a 4«-game lead over the field. But the big fight that emerged from a round of twin bills was for second place where El Paso boasts only a two percentage-point lead over Albuquerque. , El Paso divided a doublehead- jer with Dallas, i El Paso beat Dallas-Fort Ortega, backed by Don Lock's three-run homer off Jerry.Ste- phenson in tlie first. inning — one of two Washington hits in the game — breezed through the lied Sox until the eighth, when he needed relief help from Ron Kline. The Senators starter became the fourth American League pitcher in history to strike out seven straight batters. Reichardt's two-run blast off Hank Aguirre in the sixth inning erased a 1-0 Detroit lead and Sunday Oliva hit his 10th homer in the George Brunei checked the Ti- [irst inning of the opener arid gers on three hits before a bat Battey singled in what turned day crowd of 52,315 at Tigr out to be the winning run in the Stadium. The homer was No. 12 'ourth. Max Alvis homered in for Reichardt. the sixth or Cleveland. The White Sox, losers in 10 of (heir previous 12 starts, gave John all the support he needed in the second inning, scoring twice on Wayne Causey's single, Don Buford's triple and a single by Tom McCraw. John scattered three singles, walked none and struck out six Yankees. Jim (Catfish) Hunter held Baltimore hitless through four innings but needed seventh inning help from reliever Jack Aker as the A's trimmed the Orioles. A two-run double by Joe Nossek and Ken Harrelson's bases-empty homer were the big blows for Kansas City. MAJOR LEAGUb STANDINGS K/of Around to See Cubs Win NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. San Fran. Los Angeles Houston Pittsburgh Phila. .... Cincinnati St. Louis . Atlanta ••• New York Chicago .. 28 16 .636 25 18 .581 25 19 .568 22 19 .537 20 19 .513 19 19 .500 18 21 .462 20 25 .444 14 20 .412 12 27 .308 W& , AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. PctG.B. Cleveland .. V 12 .692 Baltimore.. 23 18 .590 4 Detroit .... 22 17 .548 5 California .. 21 19 19 19 17 20 18 22 17 21 16 24 14 24 Saturday's Results Chicago 8, Atlanta 5, 12 innings Philadelphia 2, San Francis- Houston 2-2, Pittsburgh 1-5 St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1 Los Angeles 7, New York 1 Sunday's Results Chicago 3, Atlanta 2, 10 innings St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2, 11 innings San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 5, 10 innings New York 7, Los Angeles 6 Today's Games Philadelphia at New York, 2 Chicago at Pittsburgh, 2 Los Angeles at Atlanta San Francisco at Cincinnati, N Houston at St. Louis, N Tuesday's Games Philadelphia at New York, N Chicago at Pittsburgh, N Los Angeles at Atlanta, N San Francisco at Cincinnati, Houston at St. Louis, N POINTING THE WAY TROUBLE fOG TH£ To Ot/T TME. MS FAST '66 STAIST... TONY MAKES JOKE: 'NEVER COMING BACK' Champagne Flows at O-City JVorth 2-0 in the first game as Clyde Wright won his sixth straight with a one-hitter and Dallas-Fort Worth won the nightcap 3-2 with Von McDan- lel driving in all the Spur runs with two singles and a sacrifice fly. 1 * * * ', Danny Rivas pitched a five- hitter as Amarillo whipped Austin 61 in the first game and faeorge Gerberman twirled a jhree-hitter to elbow the Sonics to a 5-2 triumph in th night- leap. '..First game : !Albu'que .. 3000300-6 5 1 'Arkansas .. 0100010-2 4 1 ! Larkin and Erdos; Wall, Taylor (6), and Zeller. i W-Larkin (9-1). L-Wall O !4). ' Second game: lAlbu'que .. 2002000-4 8 .1 'Arkansas 001002-3 S 1 \ Hill, Gomez (7), Baird (7), •nd B. Crawford; Miliiu, Gran'««• (5), and Breedtn. ... W-Hili'3-1). L-Miliui ,(H). OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla! (AP) — Give Tony Lema some high rough, the usual Oklahoma winds — which average 14 miles per hour — and he'd settle for a 284 over four days at Quail Creek Golf and Country club. But cut the rough short, take away the winds, and Lema is more than happy to walk off with the record-setting 17-under- par 271 witii which he won the $57,000 Oklahoma City Open Sunday. The Champagne Man from California darted six strokes in front of a closely packed field to pile up the victory margin of the PGA tour this year. His final round was his strongest — a seven-under-par "I'm .never coming back to Oklahoma," Lema joked, "because I want to remember it this way — windless." kopf was bogeying the first hole. Weiskopf finished second, 11- under-par at 277. Oddly enough, the youngster from. Columbus, But Lema, who sipped cham-IOhio, equalled the previous pagne with the press corps after his victory, had every intention of returning. "This is a real good course," Lema said after butchering the 7,173-yard par-72 Quail Creek links. "The scores would be a lot higher with a hajfway decent growing season and the usual winds. Under those conditions, I'd be happy to settle with a 284." Lema started the final round one stroke beiiind young Tom Weiskopf, but quickly gained the lead by holing out a birdie chip oh the second hole as Weis- course record set in 1964 by Arnold Palmer. Lema, in a threesome witii :hird-place finisher Jack Nickaus, felt the turning point came ori the eighth hole, when he maintained only a three-stroke lead over'the two-time, defending Masters champibn. Minnesota . Chicago .... Washington New York.. Boston Kansas City .SIS .W .500 Vk .459 » .450 VA .447 9% .400 ll'/i .363 12'A Saturday's Results Cleveland 2, Minnesota 1 Boston 6, Washington 5 Chicago 2, New York 2, tie, S innings, rain Baltimore 9, Kansas City I Detroit 5, California 4 Sunday's Results Kansas City 6, Baltimore J California 2, Detroit 1 Minnesota 5-1, Cleveland 1-0 Washington 3, Boston 2 Chicago 2, New York 0 Today's Games Cleveland at California, 2 Detroit at Kansas City, N Baltimore at Minnesota, 2, day-night Boston at Chicago, 2 New York at Washington, 2 Tuesday's Games Cleveland at California, N Detroit at Kansas City, N Baltimore at Minnesota Boston at Chicago New York at Washington •• A4/NORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. words. Durocher used the words first, then the pictures Sunday and was convinced that the latter justified the former. The words came in the ninth inning of Chicago'i game with Atlanta and were the reason )urocher wasn't 'around to see Ron Santo hit a home run in the [Oth inning and give the Cubs a 1-2 victory. Durocher was ejected from the game for the way he tried to explain to umpire Bob Engel why Eddie Mathews' inside-the>ark homer that tied the !-2 actually was foul. After the game was over, the Cubs' manager looked at the pictures — the video tape from he telecast of the contest. j Amarillo ... Albu-que El Paso ... ARKANSAS Dal-FW .... Austin .636 .536 «4 .534 414 .524 Stt .404 10 .350 12 28 16 23 20 22 19 22 20 17 25 14 26 Sunday's Results Albuquerque 6-4, ARKANSAS 2-3 Amarillo 6-5, Austin 1-2 El Paso 2-2, Dallas-Fort Worth 0-3 . Monday's Garnet Albuquerque at ARKANSAS Austin at Amarillo El Paso at Dallas-Fort Worth "It was foul," Durocher insisted. "It hit the wall along the about a foot away from the foul ine.. .There's, no way it could lave been fair, anJ we can jrove it. We reran the TV video ape on the play, and it shows the ball hit the wail.'" Durocher said the Cubs even would send the film to National >ague President Warren .Giles if necessary, •adding: • INTERNATIONAL Saturday's Results Buffalo 5, Toronto 3 . Rochester 5, Syracuse J " Toledo 5, Columbus 2 Jacksonville at Richmond; postponed, rain Sunday's Results Toronto at Buffalo, postponed, cold Columbus 2-2, Toledo 1-5 Richmond 6-5, Jacksonville 5-0 Syracuse at Rochester, postponed, cold PACIFIC COAST Saturday's Results Oklahoma City 4-2, Seattle 0-8 Tulsa 3, Hawaii 2 Portland 4, Denver 0 San Diego 6, Indianapolis 1 Phoenix 9, Spokane 8 Tacoma 2, Vancouver.0 Sunday's Results San Diego 5, .Indianapolis 1 Vancouvero 5, Tacoma 1 Portland 13-0, Denver 3-13 Spokane 9-3, Phoenix 3-2 Oklahoma City 5, Seattle 4 Tulsa 7-3, Hawaii 5-9 Pony League DpeneratS Bears and Eagles are scheduled to start the1966 Blytheville Pony League season this afternoon at 5 o'clock... ...... Tuesday night! the'scene is to shift from Federal Compress to Light Brigade Field for a league doubleheader, Tigers vs;. Wings at 6; and Rams. vs. Owls 'at about, t o'clock. New Yorker Wins BELMAR, N.J. (AP) -.Art Phillbrunn of M ew York won th 30-lap feature Modified Sportsmen stock car race Sunday night at Wall Stadium. Jim Hoffman of Englishtown, N.J., was second and Bobbie Brack of Miami, Fla., third. Signed by Chiefs KANSAS CITY (AP) - The signing of Willie Ray Smith, a 6- foot-1 205-pound halfback from the University of Kansas, was announced today by the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith was the American Football League club's llth draft 'hoice. TO MEMPHIS, TENN. IN PERSON FRIDAY, AUG. 19th 2 PERFORMANCES-4 P.M. ft 8:30 P.M. MID-SOUTH COLISEUM ALL TICKETS $5.50 TO EACH PERFORMANCE MAIL ORDERS ONLY NOW ACCEPTED SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO MID-SOUTH COLISEUM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE ADD 50c TO TOTAL ORDER FOR POSTAGE AND INS. IMPORTANT STATE PREFERENCE (4 PM OR 8:30 PM) ON YOUR ORDER TICKETS WILL BE MAILED BY JULY IS Foul, Roars Leo By MURRAY CHASS Associated Prwt Sporto Writer "I don't know what good that will do except that I have to get . fined for what I called Engel, "|»nd if Giles'looks at the film may be he'll think twice about fining me. "I don't mind ' v-g thrown out of a game on a questionable play and then catching a fine if 1 cuss the umpire, but some- thig like this is a disgrace." !. ''''.*' .'* * The ejection was Durocher's second'this season, both coming on Sundays. In other ' National League games San Francisco nipped Philadelphia 6-5 in 10 innings, New York trimmed Los Angeles 7-6, Houston edged Pittsburgh 32 in 11, and St. Louis topped Cincinnati .3-2 in 10. game I Matthews' disputed home run 'sent the game-into extra innings,; but the-. Cubs didn't take long to win. Santo led off. the 10th J>y-hitting, a.3-2 pitch from , Billy O'Dell into the left field seats. Santo also won Saturday's game .with a. homer in the 12th' inning. •' * ¥ ¥ Ollie Brown tied the game for San Francisco with'a run scoring single in-the eighth inning, then won it by singling across Jim Hart with-'the winning run in the 10th. The Phillies had erased'the Giants' 3-0 lead with five runs in the seventh inning, two : on Clay .Daltymple's homer and two more on a triple by Cookie Rojas. Jim Lefebvre's second homer of the game, a two-run inside- the-park blast in the eighth inning, sparked Los .-Angeles to a M lead,: but the.Mets rallied for Wins Third Buzick Meet JONESrORO, .Ark. (AP) ; — Curtis Persons Sr. of Memphis downed C. W Knauts of Pig- gOtt 3 and 2.Sunday and became the first man ever to win the J. W. Buzick Memorial Golf Tournament three times. Persons, who won. the Jonesboro. Country Club event in 1955 and 1958, led'"'<mts 1-up at the turn. He won the 12th and 13th holes for a 3-up lead and closed out the tournament on the 16th hole. • three runs in the ninth as pinch hitter Bob Taylor doubled, across two runs and scored the-.. winning run on Roy McMillan's^ single. 7 (*.**. Pittsburgh's Vernon Law blanked Houston on two hits until the seventh when John Bateman tied'the game with * two-run homer. Jim Gentile then won it for the Astros with a homer off Roy T'ace in the llth. St. Louis beat Cincinnati on a 10th inning error! Bob Tolan walked and raced all the way home when "pitcher Ted-Davidson picked up Curt Flood's bunt and' threw the ball into right field. Tolan tied the game 2-2 in the seventh with scoring single. ... . . :. . NewGjtihf SAN F.RANCISCO (AP)— The San 'Francisco. Giants have purchased theicontract of utility, infieider Qssie Virgil from Phoenix, of .the. Par cific Coast League to replace in the foster.the. .club's,No. 2 pitcher, Gaylord Perry,. . .who is pn.'the; Disabled; list' after spraining : his ankle sliding In a 'game last Tuesday. Crawford Nets $400 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former El Dorado, Ark. golfer, Dick Crawford won $440 in the* $75,000 Oklahoma City Open Golf Tournament Sunday; finishing with a:vm... . :;•. •:.': the Bourbon (hat didn't watch the clock! STRAIGHT (OUftlON WHISKY • MPBOOF • COLD CHARTER OUT. CO.; LOUISVILLE, M. You CouM Peddle It Yourself... Or. You can pfarct an fn«xp«nsiv* ad in The Courier News classified pages and reach approximately 34,000 readers daily. It would take a lot of HORSEPOWER to reach that many potential cuttomerf. lefT/ie Classified Ads Work For You! lllllBllllffilllllMirTTT 1 " ""'""""" BLYTHEWILLE COURIER NEWS'

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