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The Journal News from White Plains, New York · Page 37

White Plains, New York
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Thursday, June 6, 1968
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NYACK, N. Y., THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1968 IHE ROCKLAND COUNTY JOURNAL-NEWS HUBS Harlom skies were gloomy that Wednesday afternoon of Sept. 13, 1950, and so were many in the modest crowd assembled in the Polo Grounds to watch the Giants go through the motions against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Well, maybe gloomy isn't exactly the word, but there were faint misgivings among the older custom- ers' s The older ones had been around in the 1930s when the princely Carl Hubbell held the hitters in thrall with the most poisonous screwball since the fabled fadeaway'of Christy Mathewson himself. Some perhaps had been present through the latter half of July, 1933, when Hub went 46 and 1-3 innings the equivalent of more than five 9-inning games without allowing a run. Now a darkly stranger named Salva-tore Anthony Maglie had the audacity to challenge this record. Starting on Aug. 2fi when the Cardinals peppered him for 11 hits yet somehow failed to score, Maglie had added a second shutout against the pirates, made it three in a row by slamming the door on the Phillies, and ran his scoreless streak through 39 consecutive innings by subjugating the Dodgers. That was all right. Indeed, it was admirable, especially for a member of a club that had wallowed in the second division until September. But who the hell was this Sal Maglie to be putting himself up there on a level with the matchless Hub-bell? THE RENEGADE Except for one summer nine yeans earlier when he won 20 games for Elmira, he'd never even cut the mustard in the minors. What's more, he was a renegade who had jumped to the outlaw Mexican League in 1946 and come skulking back only after a lawsuit by a sadly comic figure named Danny Gardella had scared Happy Chandler into lifting the ban against wetbacks like him. What the fans were only beginning to realize was that his four seasons in Mexico had changed an unpolished busher into a mature pitcher of sagacious skill, a coldblooded competitor whose name would frighten children in Brooklyn for years to come. He was having a big season that first summer back in the States and would finish the year with an 18-4 record for the best winning percentage in baseball. Even so, to compare this upstart with the incomparable Hubbell was sacrilege in the old guys' eyes. They watched him with grudging, almost resentful respect as he made his crafty way through the Pittsburgh batting order. Hollow-eyed and unshaven, he worked confidently in a misty rain. Through six innings he held the Pirates off and now the string reached 45 innings. Four more putouts and he would be up there with Hubbell. Three more scoreless innings would match the all time record of five consecutive shutouts owned since 1904 by Doc White of the White Sox. Gus Bell, a rookie outfielder, led off the seventh for Pittsburgh. Maglie threw, Bell swung, and there were lifelong Giant fans who actually smiled as the ball arched into the right field seats. GOAT PASTURE GODLING ' No misgivings bothered the 30,422 witnesses in Chavez Ravine the other night when Don Drysdale fired a three-hitter at the Pirates for his seventh shutout of this season, his sixth in a row, erasing Hub- bell's National League mark with 54 scoreless innings. (Two more will tie Walter Johnson's major league record.) There was no such animal as a I&s Angeles fan when Hubbell packed it in. Out there they think the curve ball was invented by Sandy Koufax, and the only Doc White they every heard of is Eisenhower's heart specialist. Drysdale is just about the only hero left in Walter O'Malley's gaudy goat pasture now that Koufax and Maury Wills are gone. Big, masterful, goodlooking and tireless, he has been a consistent winner since O'Malley first pitched his tripe and keister on South Figueroa Street. SUNKIST AND SINLESS On top of that, he is a native son, a life-sized . model of all that is noble and pure in California manhood, which is the finest product of nature's art. In all his 31 years, the only sin he has ever committed was to shake O'Malley down for $100,000 or so and that gets nobody barred from Disneyland. No doubt Drysdale's unprecedented streak will be cited as another example of the pitcher's sovereign authority in baseball today, but this would be giving the individual less than his due. 'Drysdale had pitched 40 shutouts before this season started and he now has seven more than any other Dodger since Father Chadwick covered the club for the Brooklyn Eagle. He is a pitcher who would have been a star in any era, whose 197 victories- top all past Dodgers including that rednosed Brooklyn immortal, Dazzy Vance. Let him win just 56 more and he can be mentioned in the same breath with Hubbell. r V its w ! i -::mm 1 f- ... .. . . . X. v CUBS' RON SANTO HAS TROUBLE WITH GROUNDER AND THREW LATE TO FIRST . . .. but return throw to catcher Randy Hundley nabs Mets Ed Charles Bradford First Violator of Stanky Rules Pepitone; Johnson Ram Slams It was a simply grand evening for Joe Pepitone and Dave Johnson but not so good for Buddy Bradford. Pepitone drove in six runs-four of them with a grand slam home run leading the New York Yankees to a 7-2 rbmp over Minnesota Wednesday night. Johnson also tagged a grand slam and Baltimore belted California 7-1. But Bradford was $5 lighter in the wallet as the first victim of Eddie Stanky's campaign to wake up his Chicago White Sox. 1 ho Sox bowed 10 to Cleveland and Bradford was the only player to violate Stanky's new Gold--n Rules. In other American League action Wednesday! Detroit nipped Boston 5 4 and Washington clipped Oakland 3-1.. ' Pepitone , unloaded his fourth MINNESOTA NEW YORK ob r h bl ob r h bl Uhlomdr d 3 0 0 0 CTorkt 7b 4 12 0 Tovor is 4 0 10 White If 2 2 0 0 Carew 3b 4 0 0 0 AAantli lb 12 0 0 Killebrew lb 3 1 1 1 Amaro lb 0 0 0 0 Oliva rl 4 12 1 Pepitone ct 4 2 7 6 ROark 3b 4 0 10 Kosco rf 4 0 0 1 Allison If 3 0 0 0 Tresh si 2 0 10 ftosrtioro c 3 0 0 0 Gibbs c 4 0 0 0 DChance p 0 0 0 0 Cox 3b 3 0 0 0 Holt ph 10 10 Slotlmyre p 3 0 0 0 BMiller p 0 0 0 0 Look ph 10 0 0 Rolond p 0 0 0 0 Reese pii lilt Perrnoikl p 0 0 0 0 Total 31 2 4 2 Total 27 7 5 7 Minnesota 000020010 2 New York ..400 030 OCX 7 OP Minnesota 1, New York 1. LOB Minnesota 4, New York 3. 2B Holt, Tovar, Oliva. 3B Pepitone. HR Pepitone (5), Killebrew (II), Oliva (). IP H RER 88 SO DChance (L.4-7) .. 2 4 4 4 2 1 B. Miller 3 1 3 3 4 0 Roland 2 0 0 0 0 1 Perranoskl .....I 0 0 0 1 2 SfoMlemyrt (W.7-4) 9 6 2 2 2 5 T-2;07. A-10,042. career grand slam and second against Dean Chance in the first inning and the Yankees coasted after that. Horace Clarke led off with a single and Roy White and Mickey Mantle walked before Pepitone connected. In the fifth inning, after the Twins had cut the lead in half on consecutive homers by Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva, White and Mantle walked, setting up Pepitone again. This time Joe hit a sinking liner that got past Ted Uhlaender's diving try and rolled to the wall for a triple. Mel Stottlemyre, 7-4, coasted ; with a five-hitter, disturbed only 1 by the consecutive homers by Killebrew and Oliva. A single by Brooks Robinson and two walks loaded the bases for Baltimore against California's Clyde Wright in the fifth inning and Johnson sliced a 315 foot homer just inside the right field foul line. Curt Motton had homered earlier for . the Orioles and Jim Hardin coasted with a five-hitter for his seventh victory. Bradford failed to score a runner from third base with less than two out one of three sins Stanky has decided will cost the White Sox $5 for every violation. The others are failure to advance a runner who reached second with loss than two out and failure to advance a runner in a bunt siluation. The ground rules were installed after' C h i c a g o had dropj)cd 3-2 and 21 decisions at the hands of the Indians. The Pancho Reaches French Semifinal PARIS (AP) It took him 19 years but Pancho Gonzales has again reached the semifinals of the French tennis championships. He didn't make the finals then and he's not expected to do It now.' "I never thought I would be back here again with a chance 1o make the final," said Gonzales. "Thank heavens for open tennis." . The 40ycar-old Californlan faces Rod Laver of Austalia, king of the professionals, In one o' today's all-pro semifinals. The other pairs Australia's Ken Roscwall against Andres Gi-mono of Spain. In the women's semis, Mrs. Eillie Jean King, a pro from Long Beach, Calif., plays nor old rival, Nancy Richry of San Angolo, Tex., now the top American amateur, and another pro, England's Mrs. Ann Ilaydon Jones, meets Mrs. Annette du I'looy, a South African amateur. Gonzales disposed of Australia's Roy Emerson 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4 Wednesday and then recalled that he lost to Budge Patty in the 1919 semifinals. Later that year he won his second U.S. championship and then turned pro. The first three sets of the Gonzales-Emerson match were played Tuesday before rain halted the proceedings. When play resumed Wednesday, Emerson won the fourth set with some sharp tennis and Gonzales seemed to be on the way out. But the greying veteran, racing from baseline to net like a youngster, broke Emerson's service in the first game of the final set and held his own the rest of the way. In women's quarterfinals, Mrs. King boat Brazil's Maria Bucno fi-4, 6 4; Miss Rlohry trounced Mexico's Elena Subir-ats 61, 6 0; Mrs. Jonrs easily disposed of Mrs. Vlasta Vopi-ckova of Czechoslovakia 6 2, 6 1 and Mrs. Du Plooy eliminated Gail Sheriff of Australia 8 6, 6 3. improvement was not imme-dately noticable. Stan Williams was in almost absolute control until the eighth so Stanky didn't have much chance to put his system to work. Duane Josephson opened with a pinch double and Russ Snyder advanced him on a fly ball. But Bradford bounced out, invoking the fine, and Sandy Alomar, off the hook with two out, struck out, ending the inning. Mike Paul and Hal Kurtz bailed Williams out of a ninth inning jam no fines incurred, though to complete the shutout. Jose Cardenal drove in Cleveland's only run with a second inning single after Duke Sims had doubled. Pepi is Samson Advocate NEW , YORK (AP) Joe Pe-pUone's raven locks haven't started curling around his shoulders ... yet. But if Pepitone has his way, the hair-dryer in the New York Yankees' clubhouse is due for some long workouts this summer. "I believe in that Samson bit," the fun-loving slugger said Wednesday night after belting a grand slam homer and two-run triple in the Yankees' 7-2 victory over Minnesota. "The longer the hair gets, the better I hit." "Pretty soon it'll be down to here ... you'll see," he added, describing a spot halfway down his back. Pepitone, self-proclaimed court jester of the., struggling New York club, was in top form following his most productive night of the still young season. "I've got this hair dryer," he continued, "and the oiher day one of tiie guys must have put some baby powder in the thing. Y6u should have seen the mess when I turned it on. It was wild." Pepitone, who wears his hair long and his sideburns strong, had good reason to laugh it up His fourth career grand slam, and second off Dean Chance, gave New York a 4-0 first inning jump and his fifth inning triple wrapped up the victory for right-hander Mcl Stottlemyre. "I figure if you want to hit one off somebody, it makes you feci that much better to hit it tff a good one like Chance," said Pepitone, who had connect ed with the bases loaded against Chance in 1963, when the former Cy Young Award winner was pitching for California. Pepitone, who bounced back from a freak injury he suffered a hairline fracture of his loft arm making a throw from center field early last month vna spent two weeks on the disabled list has been the Yanks' best clutch hitter since returning to the line-up May 15. With teammates on base, he has stroked 13 hits in 28 at-bats, for a .464 mark, and drawn 11 walks as well. He hiked his over-all batting average 10 points to .287 with 2-for-4 against the Twins. His 25 hits have accounted for 19 RBI. "Yogi (Berra) was like that, and Mickey (Mantle) is the same." r . . - - - ; , - ' f a: r yy f y t . ' ; . 4 Y - . . 1 1 i t i ' 1 I' k y PEPltONE GETS A HAND FROM MANTLE, CLARKE AND WHITE , . . after smashing grandslam home run against Minnesota Hidden Ball Gets Javier Cardinals Atone For Astro Trick The Houston Astros pulled a sneaky trick on the red-faced St. Louis Cardinals and wound up with about as much to show for it as the Pittsburgh Pirates, IT AS THE Pittsburgh Pirates, who caused their own embarrassment. The Astros and Cardinals were locked in a 1J. deadlock in the seventh inning Wednesday night when Julian Javier of St. Louis was tagged out at second base on the old hidden ball trick. But the Cardinals wiped the egg off their faces and unloaded consecutive hits by Curt Flood, Roger Maris and Orlando Cepe-da in the eight for a run that sent them to a 3-1 victory, their eighth straight. Pittsburgh never had that chance to make amends as Los Angeles scored in the last of the 10th inning for a 2-1 victory, when Maury Wills and Jerry May let in the winning run with, errors on the same play. , , uary Nolan, troubled by a sore arm most of the season, left hard-hitting Atlanta a bit chagrined by stopping the Braves on three hits in pitching Cincinnati to a 10-0 rout. ' In afternoon games in the Na tional League, Tom Seaver and the New York Mets halted the Chicago Cubs 4-2, and Woody Fryman hurled Philadelphia by- San Francisco 21 with a six-hitter. Houston's moment for joy came after Javier singled and reached second base with two out as St. Louis pitcher Larry Jaster bunted and was thrown I out by losing hurler Larry Dierker with second baseman Julio Gotay covering first base. Gotay, a former Cardinals who failed to win the second base job from Javier in the ear ly 1960s, . kept the ball and walked back to second base and first baseman Rusty Staub went in to chat with Dierker. Javier stepped otl the bag and, sur prise, Gotay finally got him off second.. But the first-place Cardinals wasted little time erasing the glee of the Astros and saddled them with a fifth consecutive loss on Cepeda's hit and a run- scoring double by Lou Brock in the ninth. Jaster, 4-2, allowed only six hits and the run off him was only the second earned marker he has given in 33 1-3 innings this season. He left after walk ing the first hitter in the ninth and rookie Wayne Granger re tired the next three batters. Bill Singer, 5-5, of the Dodg ers and Al McBean, also 5-5, of Pittsburgh were locked in a 1-1 duel when embarrassment set in on the Pirates. Paul Popovich opened the 10th with a single and Versalles forced him at sec ond. After Ron Fairly batted for Singer and popped out, the fun began when Wes Parker singled to center. The throw from the outfield to third base got by Wills, extra embarrassing . for a former Dodger who had his greatest days in Dodger. Stadium; Versalles tried to score on the error and did when catcher May dropped the throw home. Nolan, a rookie sensation in 1967, was making only his second start this sason and had the Braves hanging their heads as he didn't allow a runner past second base. He had plenty of support as Lee May and Tony Perez each slammed two-run homers and Perez drove In two more with a single. Seaver, given only 19 runs in his first 11 starts, raised his record to 3-5 although he left in the eighth inning with a pulled muscle in his left side. He also ignited a three-run fifth inning with a single". MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Amwicon Ltogut Won Lott Pet, Detroit 32 19 M7 Baltimore 2 21 .580 Cleveland 30 22 .577 Minnesota 26 25 .510 Boston 2& 26 .490 Oakland 23 26 .469 New York 23 2B .451 California 23 29 .442 Chicago 21 28 .429 Washington 21 29 .420 Wednesday's Results Detroit 5, Boston 4 Cleveland 1, Chicago 0 Washington 3, Oakland 1 " Baltimore 7. California 1 ' New York 7, Minnesota J Today's Camel Minnesota (Perry 5-4) ot New (Talbot 0-6) Detroit ISpormo 4-5), ot Boston (Stanae Chicago (Horltn 4-5) ot Cleveland (Sle- oerr hi, nionr Oakland (Dobs on 1-5) ot Washington fBertaina 3-4). mom California (Pott in 0-1) ot Baltimore (Brabender 4-2), night Friday's Games Cleveland at Detroit, nioftt Chicago ot Boston, night Minnesota ot Washington, 2 twl-nlght Oakland at Baltimore, 2, twl-night California at New York, 2, twi-night NEW YORK ab r h bl CJones If Boswell 2b Grote c Martin lb Charles 3b Swoboda rf Aaee cf Whs ss Seaver p Koonce p 5 12 0 5 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 2 2 3 0 11 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 4 110 0 0 0 0 CHICAGO obrh bl Kesslnger S3 5 0 0 0 Beckert 2b 4 0 0 0 BWUIoms If 4 13 0 Sonto 3b 3 0 10 Bonks lb 4 12 2 I Johnwt rf 4 0 ? 0 Hundley c Phillips cf Nye p Sixinaler ph 1 0 0 0 Reqon p 0 0 0 0 Hickman ph 1 0 0 C 5 o o a 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 36 4 4 Total 34 1 10 7 New York 01 111 4 Chicoae 01 1 1 EBetkert, Mortln. DP New York!. LOB New York I, Chlcaao I. 2B B Wlllir . J. C.lonevJ, Charles, Grote. HR Banks (9). IP Seaver (W.3 5) .... 7 Koonce Nve (I..34) 4 2 3 HnHenstein 2 13 Rearm .......... t T-::3. A 4,475. R ER BB SO 2 2 12 6B Th 2Vj 6 7 I 9V, 10Vi lOVa York National Leogue Won Lost Pet. OB St. LouiS 30 21 .588 Philadelphia 25 2! .543 2W Atlanta 27 24 .529 3 Los Angeles 28 26 .519 3'l San Francisco ... 27 25 .519 3Vi Cincinnati 25 24 .510 4 Chlcogo 25 25 .500 4Vj New York 22 27 .449 7 Houston 21 29 .420 8V2 Pittsburgh 19 27 .413 Wednesday s Results New York 4, Chlcogo 2 Philadelphia 2, San Francisco 1 Cincinnati 10, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, Houston 1 Los Angeles 2, Pittsburgh 1, 10 Innings Today's Games New York (Selmo 4-0) at Chlcogo (Holtzman 4-3) Philadelphia (Wis 4-2) at San Francisco (Moriohol 9-2) St. Louis (Washburn 3-3) at Houston (Wilson 4-6), nloht Pittsburgh (Sisk 2-1) ot Lot Angeles (Sutton 2-5), nloht Only games scheduled Friday's Games Atlanta at Chicago St. Louis ot Cnncinnatl, night New York ot San Francisco, night Pittsburgh at Houston, night Philadelphia at Los Angeles, night See ERICKSOI! lion... EI V-rff JUL AND SEND A NEEDY BOY TO CAMP THIS SUMMER! Purchase a new Olds or Jeep from Erickson Olds-Jeep and sent a needy boy to camp this summer! 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