The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1966 · Page 9
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, June 9, 1966
Page:
Page 9
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 9 article text (OCR)

Bfrtherffle (Art.) Courier Ktwi - Thundiy, Jinx Mt» «•» Cards Waste No Time Hank Hammers 2 By Eft SCHUYLER, Jr. '•'"Associated Press Sports Writer •'••'• Hank Aaron's aupclite is im•'"' proved — and so is his home " ;V nm hitting. The lithe Allanla Braves star, " "Avho says a minor Internal oper- "Cation in the off-season enabled him to gain weight, continued • 'his homer assault Wednesday- .night by belting a pair, one with -^the bases loaded, as the Braves • : -be»l the New York Mets 7-6. ...^ Aaron, who n-.w has a major ':; league leading 20 homers and 48 --.M'uns batted in, said that since .- .v.the operation he is eating better and now weighs 183 pounds—10 more than he did at the end of last season and five above his normal playing weight. ; With the added strength, the ', perennial all-star is admittedly ,' v off to the fastest start of his ^career. His highes homer (44) '"and- RBI (132) totals were in 1957, the year he wai named .Most Valuable Player. .- * * *• .'. Houston beat San Francisco •• ~.i and sent Juan Mrichil to his second straight defeat, the Chi cigo Cubs trounced Los Angeles ~8-1,. St. Louis walloped Pittsburgh 11-5 and Philadelphia out- sluged Cincinnati 106 in other National League action. Aaron got his bases empty hamer in the first inning and put tht Brave: ahead 5-0 with hit grand slam in the third. He also- doubled home his sixth run of tht game in tht fifth and added a single, giving him a 4-for-S night and raising his average to .296. * * * Mack Jones hit his sixth homer for the Braves in the seventh, and it proved to be the winner when Chuck Hiller belted a _ pinch hit homer for the Mets in (he ninth. The Mets also scored three times in the third and twice, in the fifth. Trailing 1-0, Houston broke loose for four runs in the sixth against Marlchal, the Giants' 10-gam« winner. John Bateman's two run single climaxed he outburst. Marichal was relieved in the seventh when the |rst two men singled. The Astros got two runs in the innings. Randy Hundley's first major league grand slam highlighted a five-run fourth inning against Los Angeles' Don Drysdale who was trying to even his record at 5-5. Dick Ellworth went the distance for the Cubs and picked up his second victory in 10 decisions. * * * St. Louis wasted little time against Pittsburgh, driving Vei-n Law from the mound in the first inning when the Cards scored six runs. Julian Javier led the Cardinal attack with a homer, triple and single and three RBI. Willie Stargell hit his 10th homer for the Pirates and added a double and single. Philadelphia got a three-run homer from Tony Gonzales, a two-run homer from Richie Allen and a bases empty blast by Clay Dalrymple in outslugging Cincinnati. The Reds got a two- run homer,from Dick Simpson »nd bases empty blasts by Deren Johnson and Jim Coker. San Fran. . Los Angeles Pittsburgh . Phila. Houston .... Atlanta .... St. Louis ... Cincinnati . New York . Chicago Major Wednesday') Stars BATTING - Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves, slammed two homers, including a grand slam, a double and a single and drove in six runs in a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets. PITCHING - George Brunei, California Angels, yielded only two hits in a 1-0 triumph over the Chicaga White Sox. Tigers Are Hungry Kaline Ka-nocks 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRES? I balling left-hander, who had The pennant-hungry Detroit been sidelined with a sore arm, !Tigers are making' more noise in the American League race . now (hat their big gun, Al Ka- : - line, Is taking a firmer toehold '-- at the plate. »~ Kaline was !n a Baltimore " grade school in 1945 when Hank Greenberg, (hen Detroit's hot shot gunner, came out of the Army and homered the Tigers into the World Series. They haven't won an AL Has since. Kaline, who underwent surgery for § foot malfunction last fall, hammered two homers and drove in three runs as Detroit edged night. Boston 5-4 Wednesday The veteran outfielder kept his team in the game until v Don Wert walked with the bases " filled in the llth, forcing in the winning run. * » * The other AL games were close, too. Cleveland edged the New York Yankees 2-1, Baltimore beat Washington 6-5 in 14 innings, Kansas City defeated Minnesota 54 and California blanktd the Chicago White Sox, 1-0. ' Kaline's performance lifted his totals to eight homers and 24 -.runs batted in and increased his ~ hatting average to .219. He hit .281 last season when the Tigers finished fourth. The victory was the Tigers' seventh in their last eight games and enabled them to remain only one game back of Cleveland and Baltimore. The Indians lead by six percentage points. . The Tigers tied,.the game 4-4 In the eighth on Kaline's second homer. Jim Northrup opened the llth with a single and raced . to third when Joe Foy muffed - pitcher Don McMahon's throw " Bill the bases. McMahon then walked Wert and Northrup strolled home with the winner. Jim Gosger hammered two homers and Tony Conigliarb one on Willie Norton's bunt. Freehan walked, filling for Boston, Sam McDowell, making his first appearance in two weeks, enabled the Indians to maintain their slim league lead.The fire- 1 Colts Win ii ,-•••• I Blytheville Colts' con' quered Blytheville Miis- u tangi (-3 behind fcckle " Boren'i pitching list night « it Light Brigade Field in !? Tri-Co Senior Pony Leigue. '" Mustangs have a 7:30 date '». it Biy tonight. Colts hav« *, in assignment thert Friday NATIONAL LEAGUE W. U Pet. G.». 33 21 .811 - KtQUIIM FOX A HTCHIR Jack Sanford's Career Dragged by So Suddenly ,644 .Ml .581 .547 .455 .449 .438 ,3711 .314 Hi •Vi •8V4 J5'/i Wednesday's Result? St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh i Chicago 8, Los Angeles 1 Houston 6, San Francisco 1 Atlanta 7, New York 6 Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati * Today's Games Atlanta at New York, N Cincinnati at Philadelphia, N St. Louis at Pittsburgh, N Los Angeles at Chicago San Francisco at Houston, N Friday's Games Cincinnat at New York, N St. Louis at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Pittsburgh, N LOE Angeles at San Francisco, I Chicago at Houston, N N AMERICAN LEAGUE v/. i. pet. G.B. Cleveland Baltimore Detroit ..'. Chicago .. California Minnesota New York .. 22 Washington Kansas City Boston .633 ,«27 .612 .510 .500 .458 .458 .434 .396 .378 Ctt !Vz VA 13 relieved starter Gary Bell after Mickey Mantle .opened the ninth vith a single. McDowell retired he next three batters on fly The Yanks scored their only run in the seventh when Roger tfaris singled and scored on Joe O epitone's double. The Indians licked up their first run in the second on doubles by Max Alvis and Joe Azcue. The second run came in the fourth when Fred iVhitfield singled, stole second and later scored when Azcue grounded into a double play. Baltimore's victory in the : irsl game of a twi-night double- leader was the result ef 14th nning doubles by Luis Aparjcio and pinch hitter Camile Carreon. The second game was suspended because of Baltimore's city curfew with the Senators leading 5-4 after five innings. It will be continued be- 'ore tonight's regularly scheduled game. . .* * * Russ Snyder's failure to touch first base on an apparent triple almost cost Baltimore a chance to win the opener in the J4th. He opened the frame by reaching third on a drive over center fielder Don Lock's head. Buy Snyder was called out for not touching first base on an appeal play. Aparicio followed with a double and scored when Lock missed a diving catch of Carreon's short fly. It was the lat, ter's first hit of the season in his sixth time at bat. Pitcher Fred Talbot hit a two- run double in a four-run sixth inning that lifted Kansas City to its triumph over the Twins. Jack Aker relieved Talbot in the ninth and choked off Minnesota's two run rally, retiring Zoilo Versalles for the final out. + * * Lefty George Brunei pitched a two-hitter for the Angels. California snapped Jack Lamabe's scoreless streak at 25 innings in the seventh. Norm Siebern opened the frame with a walk, took second on a sacrifice and scored when center fielder Tom mie Agee fumbled Bobby Knoop's single for »n error. Tht Angels had only three other hits. . Wednesday's Results Detroit 5, Boston 4, 11 Kansas City S, Minnesoti 4 Cleveland 2, New York 1 Baltimore 6-4, Washington S-5, 1st game 14 innings, 2nd game suspended 5 innings, curfew California 1, Chicago 0 Today's Games Kansas City at Minnesota Boston at Detroit, N New York at Cleveland, * light Washington at Baltimore, preceeded by completion ef Wednesday's suspended game Only games scheduled Friday's Games Kansas City at California, V Minnesota at Chicago, N New York at Detroit, N Washington at Cleveland, N Boston" at Baltimore, N MINORS*TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B 33 20 .623 - DCs on Rood Blytheville's American Legion baseball team had in afternoon game at Jones- bor» today. There's a twi- night twinbill here Friday it 5i30 with Wtit Memphis. Amariilo ... Albu'que ... ARKANSAS El Paso .... Austin 22 29 28 ,25 DaJ-FW 21 .547 .528 .«! .423 .396 Wednesday's Results ARKANSAS 6, AmarillB !, 17 innings Dallas-Fort Worth 3, Albuquerque 0 El Paso 1, Austin fl Today's Games Albuquerque at Dallas - Forl Worth El Paso at Austin ARKANSAS at Amarillo PACIFIC COAST Indianapolis 3, Hawaii 2 Phoenix 10, Oklahoma City 2 Spokane 6, San Diego 3 Portland 8, Tulsa 1, 8 innings ain Vancouver 1, Tacpma 0 Seattle at Denver, rain INTERNATIONAL • Toronto 5, Jacksonville ) Toledo 2, Syracuse 0 Columbus 3-4, Rochester ft-T Buffalo at Richmond, rain Pony Eagles won their first Pony League baseball game by down ing Tigers 4 to 1 yesterday aft ernoon, It was the second de feat in a row .for the Tigers who now have a 1-J record Eagles show 1-1: Steve Don-is and Ronnie El lis formed the winning battery for Eagles. Newell Jeroiw pitched all the way for the los ers with Donald Grisham bl hind the plate. Rams are to meet Wings a Pony Park this afternoon at I LiMJT North 61 defeated Lions in Blytheville Little Leagui lait night. Abbott was the win ninf pitcher,' Brown the later Bull homered with twe «n ii the fifth for the Northsiders. There was no report on th other game. Tonight: Kiwanis vi. North 111 and Rotary v». Ark-Mis By DAVE BllftGIN NEW YORK - (NBA) Jack Sanford speaks for ill those pitchers who won't make tht Hall ef Fame. "Right now I'm 37 and just happy the Angels think I can be of some help. We're a club with an jutside shot •t the pennant, If there's anything I can do, fine tremendous. "But I know that I'm in the shadow of my career, The of arm ton't what it used to be, Then, it never was great, or I guess sport- writers would be making a big fuss over a guy who is iear the end of his career, like they did for Warren Spahn the last two or thret years. * * * "Spahn was & great ont, He lost iom» of the glitter, though, by trying to htni on when he ihouldn't. "M«, I guess I'm like * hundred 6ther pitcher* who tried and did hit best, We d6n't have to worry about 'going out in style,' because, really, who cares.? "You just kind of go out, that's, all. .And when it happens to me I'll bt tad about it but I'll be' happy with my family, a few memories and « nice job I've got lined up. "It'i a funny feeling when the end. comes into light. All those years drag by so suddenly. "I said I was happy being with tht Angels; Well, that was the first clue, Being happy means being nervous, just like I was as a rookie for the Phillies in Fqirview Girls Troiine* Central, Win Title In the final game of the YMCA grade school girls sOftball league.Fairview trounced Central W-4 last night at Midget Park. The win gave Fairview an'M r«cord for tht season and til* championship. Centra! got off to a good start in the first inning, scoring four .runs on four hits but could not hold the advantage as Fairview scored eight in the lower half. A pair of errors gavt Fairview scored eight in the lower half. A pair of errors gavt Fairview an opening and th« girls went on for the big inning. It was the s»me story in the second when Fairview tallied seven before Central's defense began to click. 1»S7. * <* * "You think, 'Oh, thank God, I'm here.' And you'rt nervous as hell, sweating and trying to pitch your best. That first teason went by, and what do you know? I'm Rookje of the Year. "Now I'm a relief pitcher. Bill Rigney starts ffte in spAtji, but mostly it's going to be relief from hire on out. And I'm more nervous than my rookie days. "You c6me in with the bases loaded and you have to make your best pilch. You can't experiment, or just firt, like you can as a starter. And here I am 37! * *. * "From what 1 gather, the average major league pitcher's career goes just about like mine has. "First you come up as a highly touted rookie, whatever that means. You sweat »nd you try and your dream about being an immortal, but all the while you're gaining confidence, which if half the battle. "I got traded early to San Francisco. I shook me « few days but then I right- id myself. "Then, in a few years you hear people art «a!lln| you a pro or a vettran. Y6ur pitching level* off and if you are not great, you are *t least consistent, "Maybe you might sneak In a 20-game season. I w*l 24-7 with the Giants in '62. If you're lucky you make the World Series, 1 wain't too lucky In the '62 series but I'.m not complaining. "Next corfles the fade but you don't notic* it. You just sort of wonder what's wrong that they're hitting your .best pitch. "The writers stop coming around. Tin manager takes you out of regular rotation. ThW you fit tr*4M, trwvti tr i«)d, it tht An|«li bought Hit last August. "But there usually it «n« U«t (lurry MUrt id ill over. I'v«Mtn pitching prtfc ty well this ipring, good enough (hit Rigney hat started me I few times. "Oh, I'll pitch it lw| and W much at I can, sU though I don't inwnd to make « federal CIM out of it. Tht |r*at pitoheri might be toll to, but not thi r«t of us. "so, th«n, «u4«tmy ft really Is ill Ovtr." Dust to dust? "Yes, dust to dust" Pepsi Men Find 6-3 «t BAFB Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville rallied twice and then triumphal 6-3 in an extra4ftning softball seufl*. it ilythtvill*. Air' fore* Base last night. It was the first game ef tin ywr I* W service travelling squad., The Blytheville men, who lead tht Kwnttt WIN! League, tied the score H in tht third and 34 in. tht fourth In the eighth and final frame, Pepsi popped four hit* and UMd two errors to tally three funs, Bill Sharp th« ritjir«4 tht Airmen in the bottom of tht eighth, ' . 'Sharp tossed a four-hitter, while allowing two walk* *nd striking out 13, Loser Bill Gilloch permitted i«vefi hjt« and three walks. He fanned three. Pepsi has a 9 o'clock f»me Fri4ay flight if) KanMtt agate* Carnett Furniture. CJarnttt owW (i* f* tht \H4 with « Wj% The twe team!! h*v* ipW te «ttly-l«lHHi Meet ••••^ ^W^ T^pHlBBi pVir ^pr MBlM' It looks darker. The flavor's richer. The f lavorb smoother. The flavor's deeper, park Bourbon introduces you tea wholenew world ofBourbonflavor.Robust,true-to-typ«Kentucky- Bourbon flavor-only moreso. FJavorwithtwmark- •bleemoothnegs. Flavor developed by «UH^uenew Amethodittookoverfourgeneratioustopwlect. Evenitafour-squai-e bottle tellsyou, Dark BourbonisdifferentlTryHilJ&Hill Preferred.BxperiencethedeejHiow» tatisfactiononlyDarkBourboncangive you. You'JJ find the flavor gocsdeeper.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page