The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 7, 1966
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The View horn Here ED HAYES .Where the Money Is MY GUESS ABOUT WHICH TEAM WILL WIN THE state semipro baseball tournament this summer? Gee kid you're putting me in a sticky situation, but I ll have to go along with the guy who's putting up the most money, Porter Stewart at Batesville. . „. , , The way Porter's going at it, he not only seeks the state championship again: he wants to win the national thing at There's a rumor moving through the land that he has signed Wally Moon, ex-major leaguer. Told of the rumor, semipro dean Ray Mann in Osceola weighed the suggestion, "then opined: "I don't believe it. Wally's tied up with his ' baseball school up in Siloam Springs. Unless he just signed him for the tournament." * + . * . . This is fact. A.C. Williams of Osceola has agreed to play for Batesville at $125 per week. No other job or strings attached He had a choice: commute from Osceola to Batesville at that salary, or live in Batesville, apartment furnished, and draw ?75 a week. He likes living in Osceola. ••••>• AC. lost his opportunity for a pro career-when he ab,. .sorted a broken jaw about six years ago in the national • tournament at Wichita. He's got baseball class. Smooth as a $100 bill. * * * 3. N. Legg tan off with 247 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League Den- That'll B* the Day,' Cradit Kaufoc Next They'll Want Sandy to Pinch Hit Aggressive Hitters FRANK MALZONE, NOW SERVING WITH THE CALI- fornia Angels, has some interesting words on the progress of Angel outfielder Rick Reichardt, the kid who collected a ' "$200,000 bonus a couple years ago. Young batters in this area could learn something by reading the words carefully. "He's an entirely different hitter from what he was last season," Malzone relates. "He has confidence now. Rick has gone from a defensive hitter to an offensive one ... "Now that he realizes he's as good as the pitcher, he • can become a really fine hitter." * * * This is an Interesting observation and you can see it at • -' work, for instance, during the American Legion games at Light Brigade Field. You can separate the defensive hitters from the offensive with li'l difficulty. Two aggressive swingers who come swiftly to mind are catcher Sam Singleton and second baseman Stan Williams. They might strike out a lot and fail to produce many hits, but you know they're up there to HIT. It's written all over their bats. * * * Herb Goes 'Up' IT WAS AROUND CHRISTMAS WHEN HERB WELCH started shedding weight. At the same time his professional wrestling career, which has had more ups and downs than Mata Hara's windowshade, took another plunge upward. In six months, the 248-pound Herb trimmed diwn to 230 and just last week he teamed with Al Costello from,New Zealand to win the NWA world tag team championship. " Herb is due in town tonight, not as a fighter, not to show off his title belt: he's promoter of the night's action at Legion Arena. Did you ever shake hands with a world champion? Tonight's your chance. * * * No, mam, Herb did nothing special in the way of diets or anything like that. "I eat anything my li'l heart desires," he said. "If you starve yourself, you're not solid. Just do a lot of training, that'll keep you in shape." Mike Meroney, erstwhile promoter and wrestler, agrees. "When you wrestle five nights a week, you don't have to worry about your weight," he said. Yes, but what about the folks who can't get five matches 'a week?, Open Up, Coral! 1 FOUR-DOT DATA: Quitman Sullins, Gosnell basketball coach, suffered a severe and painful burn on his right arm "last week when he removed the cap from a tractor radiator. Hot water spouted out angrily and bleached his arm. Then he almost contracted blood poisoning .... Sullins said:' "I was glad to read that Jim Dixon got the assistant coaching job in Blytheville. He'll do a tremendous job. Nobody works harder than he does." .... Joe Gude, president of the Light Brigade in Blytheville, was bubbling when the Legion boys rallied to beat Coca-Cola of Memphis last week. "This was a case of not abandoning the ship," he said, "after the ship already sank." .... Coral Lanes in Osceola closed the doors a week ago after the women's traveling league finished its season and had held its banquet. Doors haven't been open since. Several sportsmen-businessmen are interested in raising the cash to unlock the bowling house doors again. I would certainly hope so. IT HURTS TO THROW Whitey 'Disabled' £K£zx^to'3^ a ~ Bartlett 209. Third-place Team Number Six scattered 2055. Ed Valentine tore down 244624 in 9 O'clock Mixed Doubles League. Donna Seglem collected 191-556; Jim Corser 193548; and Lois Marlow 189-514. Shirley Scott picked 5-7-9. League-Leading Boone Cleaners No. 2 turned 836-2343. * * * Don Page splattered 220-575 in Industrial Summer League at Shamrock. T. R. Fielder fired 518; and Arnold Sandbothe 509. Second-place Shamrock Lanes No. 1 racked up 613-1746. By DICK COUCH NEW YORK (AP) - No wonder Sandy Koufax is a late entry in the National League batting race. How many hitters start spring Koufax, the Los Angeles Dodgers' phenomenal southpaw Ditcher, collected his first hits of he season in a 16-3 victory over New York Sunday - and tied a porter Wllbsnks 604; and Blanche registered Brnnscum 509 in Kings & Queens League last i-eek at Shamrock Jack Wagner It 573: Norman Hauls 566: Charles Vllks 208: Foy Etchieson 203: Juan- ce Etchieson 456: Violet Carney 55: Patsy Shownes 164; and Bea awards 160 Jean May tolled 521; Charlotte alentine 503: Barbara Larson 20802- Chole Dickson 186-460: and tarilvn Brocato 184-460 In Wednes- r Early Birds League last week 5trac-O-Lanes 6:30 MIXED DOUBLES W ramptres 13 Win Somers 1^ Team No 6 11 Kurses Helpers 8 Both Enders 9 Boone Cleaners 6 Born Losers o Patterson Insurance o Alley Oops j> Pinheads 3 9 O'CLOCK MIXED DOUBLES Boone Cleaners No 2 17 Unit Mart 17 VOSOO l' orry-Bout-That 13 C-B's 13 Lunamucks 11 State Farm 11 Boone Cleaners No 1 10 Mustangs 9 lowpokes * INDUSTRIAL SUMMER Points Xatz Jewelers H>1 Shamrock Lanes No 1 84 CocaCola " a Shamrock Lanes No 2 16 landall Sompany <l/3 ohnson's E&so *>2 lontgomery "Ward 09^ WED. EARLt BIRDS W I Nervous Wrecks 1VA 9',i Bugs 14 10 T Troop J2',3 11% Jnocw ,Em Downs n !3 Unpredlctables 11 }3 Ooldilngers » l» KINGS 4 QUEENS ^ ^ . 11 1 _ = _ .' 8 * vflbanks-snownes 8 4 Road Runners o ° The Shufflers 5 T Gatlln Guns 5 7 Carney-Cupples _ YORK (AP) - Whitey Ford's pitching future is as un; fcertain today as the New York - Yankees' prospects in the i American League pennant race. „ • Ford, whose recurring arm = troubles kept him out of action ~ Buring the Yankees' resurgence - last month, was lost to the club t for at least two more weeks - |fonday when he was placed on I: the 15-day disabled list. :. S The' 37-year-old southpaw, No. v I man on the New York staff for E inore than a decade, has a •' (Strained, inflamed ligament in'• tide his left elbow and is unable s to throw without pain. ?,i * * * I r. He injured his arm in Caltfor: jpia May 6, one day before Ralph f Souk replaced Johnny Keane as £ fcianager and the Yankees start£ id a climb from the league eel£ lar. New York IMS won 17 of 28 r. |imes since then, moving into a r «e for sixth, four games under t; It* .500 mark. Serford, however, bu pitched only three innings during tha stretch, lasting two innings a Kansas City May 13 and onlj one in his last start May % against the Angels in New York. * * * In Cleveland, where the Yan kees opened a three-game series against the league-leading Indi ans tonight, Houk said Ford ha been ordered to rest the ailing arm for at least a week after a conference with Dr. Sidney Gaynor, the club physician. There is speculation thai should Ford's arm fail to respond after the two-week layoff he will be of little value to the Yankees for the remainder o the season. "The doctor doesn't think it is that serious," Houk said. "I'm hoping he's right. But I'll have to figure on going along without Whitey for awhile." Ford, who underwent surgery in October, 1964, for circulatory blockage in his left shoulder, bounced back last yaar and ^eftovers 1 H's 11 modern National league record by getting both of them in the same inning. * » * The major leagues' No. 1 pitcher ended an O-for-35 string with a one-out double in the seventh inning of the Shea Stadium doubleheader opener. Minutes later, he capped the Dodgers' seven-run explosion with a two- run single. 'last year I broke » 10-year slump," he said, "and it looked like I was starting another one this year." Then he added, with a wide grin, "I missed spring training so I'm a little late." He and Don Drysdale sat out all but the last week of the spring training because of a contract dispute. Sandy enjoyed his best year at the plate in 1965, stroking 20 FIREBALL IN WHITE SOX BULL PEN Knuckleball Row Is Rocked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dennis Higgins finally has crashed the Chicago White Sox' bullpen and Knuckleball Row may never be the same again. Higgins, a fastball pitcher who won a job this spring on a bullpen crew dominated for the past three years by knuckleball- ers Eddie Fisher and Hoyt Wilhelm, tossed four perfect innings Monday night, completing a 5-1 victory over California that stretched the Sox' winning streak to five games. The 29-year-old rookie spent eight seasons in the minors—the last five as a relief specialist— before his impressive showing in spring training and an injury to 42-year-old Wilhelm opened the gates. When Wilhelm middle finger fractured the hand, Higgins was tabbed byl Manager Eddie Stanky to fill in alongside Fisher and sinker- bailer Bob Locker. He has made 11 appearances, all in relief, and allowed only five earned runs in 25 innings for a 1.80 ERA while striking out 20. "Higgins is simply great," Stanky said after the 6-foot-3 righthander pitched 2 2-3 innings of scoreless relief in the White Sox' season opener. "He can really fire the ball." He fired the ball against the Angels Monday night after replacing winner Juan Pizarro with one on and nobody out in the sixth. Higgins got Joe Adcock, the first man he faced, to rap into a double play, ing Pizarro's fifth victory !n six decisions and the Sox' ninth triumph in their last 11 games. last 10 hitters in order, protect- In the scheduled, * only other Washington games clipped Mets Get First Pick By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) - Reggie Jackson of Arizona State College and schoolboys Steve Chilcott of Lancaster, Calif, and Tom Grieve of Pittsfield, Mass, are reported high on the list of prospects for today's annual free agent draft by professional of 813 selections baseball. The total * * YMCA SOFTBALL W. L. Pet. Courier News ...... 2 1 .667 Pepsi-Cola 2 1 .667 Randall Co 1 2 -333 OTASCO 1 2 -333 Monday's Results Pepsi-Cola 14, Courier News 3 OTASCO 7, Randall Co. 0 Friday's Games Courier News vs. Randall Co. Pepsi-Cola vs. OTASCO BAFB Next Pepsi Flies On 1-Hitter KENNETT - League- leading Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville turned back Bank of Kennett 8-0 on Bill Sharp's one-hitter on an infield hit in the sixth inning. Bill walked two and struck out 12. Howard Campbell, taking the rap, permitted seven hits and five walks. He struck out two. The Blytheville men slammed four hits and counted four runs in the second inning and coasted thereafter. Cliff Forsythe had two hits. Leadoff hitter Russ Payne, who had reached base seven consecutive times and scored seven runs, was finally thrown out last night when he rolled to short. Pepsi-Cola, with a 9-2 mark, has a 9 o'clock game in the Kennett Softball League Friday night with Carnett Furniture. Before that, however, the men have a date with Blytheville Air Force Base's traveling team, 8 o'clock Wednesday night it BAFB. made last June is not expected to be equalled in the two-day draft that covers the 20 big league clubs and all their farm club affilites down through Class A. Rick Monday's $104,000 bonus may well be topped in the new spending binge although Monday, the No. l pick by Kansas City last year, is hitting only .250 in Mobile, Ala. * * * The New York Mets get first pick from the new crop in the regular draft, based on the inverse order of the 1965 major league finishes, alternating by leagues. Kansas City gets No. 2 and so on down to Minnesota 20th and last. Before the regular draft is held, a special phase will be conducted to cover players who were selected in previous drafts but did not sign. The order was selected ,by lot with the San Francisco Giants getting the No. 1 pick in this category. Ed Leon, a slugging shortstop from Arizona who turned down Minnesota's offer to remain in school last year, comes up again. The Giants may grab him and take their chances on signing him. He is a junior. Other special phase players include outfielder Glen Smith of compiled a 16-13 record. His record this season was o- 3 but he had an excellent earned run average of 2.03. In IS seasons with the Yankees, he has won 232 games and lost 100, for the top won-lost per- ctntag* among activ* pitchon. phen of Fresno State, pitcher <en Tatum, outfielder-first :aseman Del Unser and catcher Frank Portera of Mississippi State. Each major league team gets one pick. Each Class Triple A club gets two, each Class Dou- sle A gets four and each Class A ;eam has unlimited selection. Each drafts in the same order as the big league affiliate. UA on TV NEW YORK (AP)- Only ne Arkansas Razorback football battle is scheduled for television this fall by the National Collegiate athletic Association and ABC—Tlevision— the Arkansas-Texas game in Austin, Tex. Oct. 15. A 32-game telecast schedule of 1966 football games was abandoned Monday by the NCAA and ABC. Baltimore 5-3 despite a pair of homers by Frank Robinson and the Philadelphia Phillies downed San Francisco 6-2 behind 20-year-old right-hander Rick Wise. Lee Ella's first major league homer, Bill Skowron's second of the season and a run-scoring single and sacrifice fly by Floyd Robinson gave Pizarro an early cushion against the slumping Angels. The Chicago southpaw tired, however, in the fifth and Higgins came on to wrap it up. White Sox pitchers have yielded only two runs during the five- game winning streak and 10 in ;he last 11 games. The Senators snapped a four jame losing string as Frank toward drilled a three-run nomer and right-hander Phil Drtega weathered Robinson's two blasts for his fifth victory against two losses, yielding five hits in all. Ed Brinkman also homered for Washington while Robinson's pair gave him the American League lead with a total of 14. * * * Wise completed his first game in the majors, scattering eight hits and fanning eight Giants as the Phillies won for the seventh time in their last eight starts. The 20-year-old right-hander was making his second start since being recalled recently from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. Rich Allen and Tony Taylor backed Wise with homers and Allen also had a run-scoring double and single. Willie McCovey drove in both runs for file Giants with a double and single. Star Is Expensive MILAN, Italy (AP) - The Turin Soccer Club has placed a price tag of $752,000 on one of its star players—Luigi Meroni. The Naples Club has expressed interest in Meroni and Alberto Orlando and Turin has asked $880,000 for the pair. Fights 'iiiiiiiiiuiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiii NEWCASTLE, England — Maurice Cullen, England, stopped Terry Edwards, 5, lightweights. TORONTO — Bob Felstein. Toronto, outpointed Jean Arizona State, pitcher Buzz Ste-1 Calude Roy, 185, Montreal, 8. hits (or a .177 average. His previous high total was seven and he had not managed to crack the .100 mark in four seasons. He failed to hit in his first 13 game this year and was hitless in his first two trips against the Mets Sunday. Then he drilled a 3-2 pitch from New York left- lander Darrell Sutherland on one hop off the right center field wall. * * + "I guessed a fast ball, and I got it," he said. "After all, when a guy's O-for-35 and a pitcher, you don't throw him a curve jal! on 3-2." The second hit, a soft Hner to right field, came on a checked swing. Someone suggested Koufax try that more often. "I do," he replied, "and I usually miss anyway." The Dodger ace, whose victory over the Mets was his 10th of the year, tying San Francisco's Jisan Maricha! for the major league lead, said he likes to hit but doesn't let his failure to hit get him down. "As long as I'm winning ball games, there's no great disappointment. But I'm always up there to get a hit." After the big seventh inning burst, Koufax was touched for two runs in the bottom of the inning, the first he had allowed in two games. "I was a little tired from running the bases," he admitted, "but I felt better in the eighh afer sitting down while we were at bat." Several teammates stopped at Koufax' cubicle in the dressing room to congratulate him on his seventh straight complete-game yictory and kid him about his icavy stickwork. "You better suit up," said Wes Covington. "You're pinch hitting in the second game." "That'll be the day," laid Koufax. Major *'s MONDAY'S STARS BATTING - Rich Alien, Phil lies, spearheaded a 6-2 victory over an Francisco with a single, run-scoring double and his fifth homer in eight games. PITCHING - Dennis Higgins, White Sox, replaced Juan Piar- over San Francisco with a sinning, got the first batter he faced to hit into a double play and retired the next 10 in order, compleing a 5-1 victory over California. BOX STORAGE YES! Cold Storage! CALL TODAY — DO HOT DELAY PROTECT Your FURS and Woolens from Moths and other Summer Dangers with Professionally safe Vault or Box Storage. FULL BOX $2.95 PER BOX Includes $100.00 Insurance valuation. 2% added for each additional $100.00 valuation. . NU-WA laundry-Cleaners HO N. Second St. PbOMPO 1-4474 OPEN NIGHTS 'TIL 8:00 WALKER PARK Miniature Golf Weekdays 6-10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 2-10 p.m. END FEAR of doctor *nd hospital bills. Mn- tual of Omaha hospital, surgical, medical expense and Income protection plan pay big benefits fast and the cost is low. 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