Gtttetn SPORTS SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1967 PAGE 10 Indianapolis' Pole-Seekers Chase Mario INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Traffic officials braced today to - funnel possibly 200,000 speed fans into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see an international field of drivers battle Mario Andretti for the pole position in the 500-mile race May 30. Â·" The field against Italian-born Mario was precisely the way the r "10-mi!e time trials shaped up. The U.S. Auto Club's defending champion turned an unofficial lap Friday at 169.4 miles per hour against his own one-lap -mark of 166.328 and his 10-mile ' record of 165.899, both set last Â·'year in a similar Brawner Hawk. A half-dozen drivers had shown possibilities of breaking Andretti's '66 records but none "Â·had come very close to threatening his ne\v pace. The potential challengers in" eluded Lloyd Ruby, Wichita Falls, Tex., veteran of seven 500 "starts, who hab been running over 166 m.p.h. in a Mongoose Ford, and Roger McCluskey, of Tucson, Ariz., the national .. sprint car champion, who had "'been in the same bracket in one of Dan Gurney's Eagle Fords. "- Gurney, Santa Ana, Calif., himseif had been close to 166. Parnelli Jones of Torrance, Calif., the 1963 Indianapolis winner, had been close to 166 in the unorthodox four-wheel-drive STP' turbine car and Speedway observers suspected he had not extended it in practice. Others running over 165 this week included Gordon Johncock, Hastings, Mich., in a Gerhardt ford; A.J. Foyt, Houston, Tex., the 1961 and 1964 winner, in a Coyote Ford of his own design, and Joe Leonard, San 'Jose, Calif., former national motorcycle racing champ, in another Coyote. Lee Roy Yarbrough of Columbia, S.C., a star of the southern stock car tracks, had been practicing at a strong 164 Friday when he demolished his Mongoose against the Speedway retaining wall. He was. unhurt in spite of an impact that knocked a 3-inch-thick chunk out of the concrete. It was the 13th mishap of the 14-day practice period. Fastest qualifiers usually don't win the big race, however. The pole winner has finished in front only seven times in 50 races. SF Sheds Blues With MarichaFs Jazzy Right Arm Out Of The Running Officials check what was left of Lee Roy Yarbrough's car after it hit a retaining wall during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday. The car caught fire, but the Columbia, 6. C., driver was not injured. (AP Wirephoto) By Associated Press San Francisco's limping Giants have come up with a formula for shedding those second- division blues. Now if Herman Franks can just figure out a way to pitch Juan Marichal four times a week, the Giants will be sitting pretty. Marichal, a spring training holdout, hurled his fifth straight complete game victory Friday night, whipping Houston 6-1. Willie Mays and Tom Haller provided the power with long home runs. For the Giants to try to win without Marichal is like a car trying to run on three wheels. Franks found that out the hard way in the first two weeks of the season when Juan dropped his first three starts and San Francisco sunk to the cellar. But the ace right-hander has regained his rhythm and now all Franks has to do is get two or three other pitchers in tune with Juan. Mays, of course, is a one-man band. Willie's third home run of ^j the season and No. 545 of his career came in the seventh inning with two men on and gave Marichal a comfortable working margin. Haller, on a tear with nine hits in 12 at bats, had given the Giants the early lead in the fourth but consecutive singles by Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson and Jim Wynn tied it in the sixth. Marichal finished with a seven-hitter and struck out nine. He Yanks' Clarke Spoils Palmer's Perfect Game By Associated Press Mickey Mantle and- Rocky Colavito -- names that strike terror in the hearts of pitchers? Forget 'em. The terrorists are J.C. Martin and Horace Clarke. They were the key hitting figures in the American League Friday night, Clarke breaking up a perfect game by Baltimore's Jim Palmer and Martin driving in the game's only run as the Chicago White Sox extended their winning string. Clarke, a .203 hitter for the New York Yankees, singled leading off the seventh inning and was the only Yankee to reach base against Palmer, a 21-year-old right-hander. The Orioles, meanwhile, blasted five New York pitchers for 16 hits, breaking a six-game losing string 14-0. Martin, sporting an .036 average, doubled in the only run of the game -- and his first run batted in of the season -- in Chicago's 1-0 decision, over California. It was the White Sox' seventh straight triumph. Â· Detroit''~e"dged by Boston 5-4, Kansas City nipped Minnesota 2-1 and Cleveland bombed Washington 12-5 in other American League games, all at night. The White Sox' victory kept them within one-half game of front- running Detroit, which had to work hard for the one- run margin over Boston. The Tigers, who have won nine of their last 10, got three runs without, a hit, and another on an error. Norm Cash accounted for the other with a homer. Earl Wilson limited the Red Sox to tour hits before he tired and they rallied for two runs in the ninth. "It was a squeaker," Detroit manager Mayo Smith said, "but it looks as good as any in the win column. We'll take all we can get." The Yankees couldn't, get a thing against the 6-foot-3 Palmer. He retired the first 18 batters he faced, then gave up a single to CJarke. Tom Tresh promptly grounded into a double play and Palmer retired the Yanks the rest of the way facing the minimum 27 batters. Among others, Mickey Mantle was again shutout in his quest of career home run No. 500. Frank Robinson, Paul Blair and Andy Etchebarren were the big Oriole hitters. Robinson drove in four runs on three hits, Blair had four on four hits and Etchebarren four hits and two RBI. The only run in the Chicago- California game was unearned. Tom McGraw singled in the fifth and was forced at second on Ken Berry's grounder. The relay to first, attempting to complete a double play, was wide and Berry went to second. Martin then doubled him home. Jack Sanford limited the White Sox to three hits before leaving for a pinch hitter in the eighth, but still lost. Joe Horlen, now 4-0, stopped California on four hits but needed ninth inning help from Bob Locker. Jim Nash hurled a two-hitter at Minnesota and got home run support from Rick Monday in the Kansas City victory. The only hits off Nash, now 4-2 were a single by Rod Carew and a homer by pitcher Dave Boswell, his first in the majors. Max Alvis drove in five runs with a homer and a single in the Indians' victory over Washing, ton. He had a two-run single in the sixth when the Indians came from behind, and added a three- run homer in a ninth-inning burst that put it out of reach. By KEARNEY EGERTON NEW ORLEANS OPEN Knudson Gets Grip With Palmer Glove 2 " . . . And I speak from Â·* experience. But sure your Â£ pants are guaranteed % shrinkproof by the Little Z League Committee on Â·Â£ Detergents and Fabrics." NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Although he had clear sailing for a Â§5,000 special award and a solid gold cup, Arnold Palmer nassed up the $100,000 greater New Orleans Open. But he was represented Friday by one of the gloves that bears his name. Freckle-faced George Knudson, a slender Canadian, wore a glove for the first time in four years and as a result he fired a sizzling six- under par 66 to grab the second-round lead. But golf's golden bear, big Jack Nicklaus, was breathing right down Knudson's neck as the field began today's third round. Nicklaus blasted out of a sand trap on his 18th hole Friday and the ball trickled into the cup It g^ve him a fi8 . Knudson's 36-hole score was 137 -- seven under par on the 7,020-yard Lakewood Country Club course. Nicklaus stood at 138, along with fiob Charles, the slender New Zealander who won the 1963 British Open, and tour regular Johnny Pott, who grew up in this state and played his collegiate golf 90 miles upriver at Louisiana Stale. "I wore a Palmer glove today," said Knudson with a giggle, "and I played just like Arnie. How about that?" Knudson, 27. explained the glove bit this way: "I couldn't hang on to the club iALMOST PERFECT GAME Palmer Not Impressed With His Performance 5 NEW YORK (AP) -- By Â£ shutting out the Los Angeles 5 Dodgers in the second game Â£of last year's World Series, JJim Palmer gained two dis- * Unctions: * * ' He became the youngest 'pitcher ever to record a shut- Â£eut in Series history, and he Jb'ecame the man who beat j Sandy Koufax in the last tgame. of the left-hander's Â£ glorious career. * By shutting out the r'^w Â·vYork Yankees Friday night, rPalmer gained only an al|most-distinction -- he almost ^became the first Baltimore Jhurler, to pitch a winning no* hitter this year. * A* .tt turned out, the 21- -fiar-ey right-hander cams Jwtthin one pitch of attaining |i parted game, allowing only 3V Horace Clarke to reach base nn p fiinpln Iparlino off thp " O " Â·" - - - Â· " -- -Q ~ seventh inning -- as the Orioles annihilated the Yankees 14-0 and ended a six-game losing streak. Even with the one hit, Palmer's performance w a s much stronger than S t e v e Barber's when that Oriole hurler combined with Stu Miller to pitch a no-hitter against Detroit April 30. The trouble with Barber's 82-3 innings of hitless work was that he walked 10 men, and the Tigers won 2-1. / There was no doubt about Clarke's seventh-inning line drive being a hit, but neither was there any doubt that the Orioles would win this game as they lashed 16 hits, includ- Blair ing four each by Paul and Andy Etchebarren. "I threw Clarke a fast ball down the middle, right about here," Palmer said, pointing to a snot halfway between his waist and his knee. "I was just trying to get ahead of him. I knew it was a base hit as soon as he hit it. "If I had stood straight w h e n I c a m e o f f t h e mound.maybe I could ha-. ve caught it. But I never do so it doesn't matter. "I knew I had a no-hitter until then, but I didn't think about a perfect game. I didn't think I had walked anyone, but I couldn't remember for sure. "I think this is the first time I ever went, nine innings without walking anyone." last week at Houston and finally I got stuborn and decided that I wasn't hitting it solid. I couldn't hang on to the club because of the sweat. "So I put it on my left hand and I felt much stronger in my left hand." Q. Why haven't you worn a glove before? A. Well, always since I was a kid I have played without a glove. I guess it was because I couldn't afford one. And I use all-weather grips and in most weather I don't have too much trouble hanging on. Nicklaus has been in a slump since winning the Bing Crosby tourney, which doesn't count in the official PGA money list. But many of his fellow pros are predicting he'll put on a stretch run this summer and possibly catch Palmer, who has won over $87,000 already. George Knudson . '. 71-44--137 Bob Charles 70-48--138 Jack NicXiaus 70-48--U8 Johnny Poll .' 69-69--Ua Jackv Cupit '. 72-67--139 Frank Beard 48-71--139 Â· Â·son Rudolph 70-49--13* Alan Henning 69-71--140 t-corgo Archer 71-70-- U! Kel Nagle 71-70--141 Howie Johnson .'. 29"ZH4! fxtiV f-iuy'u . . . . 71-70---|45 Harry Toscano 72-70--142 Jack Montgomery 71-71-- U7 Harry Toscano 72-70--142 Robert Do Vincenzo 72-70--142 ilariiner Dickinson 48-74--142 R. H. SIkes 72-70--142 Dave Gumlia 72-69--1-12 Richard Marline* 73-69--142 Bobby Mitchell 72-70--142 Tom Aaron 49-73--142 Paul Bondeson 72-70--14? John Cook 70-72--142 Rex Baxter 72-70-- U2 Roger Geiborser 71-71--142 Harold Hennlna 72-70--142 Tommy Boll 73-49--142 Homero Blancas 72-70--142 Â«erm!t Zarley 71-72--143 Chris Blocker 76-67--143 Laurie Hammer 72-71--143 Dale Douglass 73-70-- 1 tl Dave Marr 76-67--143 Chi Chi Roduriooz 72-71--143 .Inp "amjJbcl! Miller Barber Jerry McGce Larry Wise Jerry Edwards 71-72--143 72-71-143 73-70--143 71-72--143 75-48-143 Dean Refram 73-70--143 Steve Opperman Mark Hopkins Tom Wclskopf Ted Makalena Fred Haas Jr _ . - Qrucc Cramplon .....," '. 73-71--144 Billy Casper 73-70-72-71-- 73-71- _ 76-68--144 72-72-144 72-72--144 Talented Tomboy BASEBALL SCOREBOARD National League -. . Â· Won Lost Pet. Behind Cincinnati iv 9 .679 Pittsburgh 14 9 .609 IV St. Louis IS 10 .600 2V Chicaao 13 10 .565 3V Atlanta 14 12 539 4 Philadelphia 12 12 .500 5 San Francisco 11 14 .440 6V Los Angeles 9 15 .375 8 New York 9 15 .375 8 Houston 8 18 .308 10 . Friday's Results Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 7, New York 5 Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 San Francisco 6, Houston I Atlanta (Lemasler 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Pizarro 3-1) Houston (Cuellar 2-2) at San Francisco McCormlck 1-1) Philadelphia (Short 3-2) at Cincinnati (McCool 13-1) New York [Hamilton 0-0) at St. Louis (Gibson 4-2), night Sunday's Games New York at St Louis Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 2 Atlanta at Pittsburgh Chicago at Los Angeles, 2 Houston at San Francisco, 2 Monday's Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, night Houston at Los Angeles, night New York at Atlanta, Night Chicago at San Francisco Only games scheduled. American League Won Lost Pet. Behind Detroit 16 7 .696 -Chicago 15 7 .682 Vi California 13 14 .481 5 Washington 12 13 .480 5 New York 11 12 .473 5 Boston 11 13 .428 SVa Minnesota 11 13 .423 iVj Kansas City 11 U .440 6 Cleveland 10 13 ,435 6 Baltimore 10 14 .417 6y 2 Friday's Results Detroit 5, Boston 4 Baltimore 14, New York 0 Kansas City 2, Minnesota 1 Cleveland 12, Washington 5 Chicago 1, California 0 Today's Games Cleveland (Tiant 0-7) at Washington (Richert 1-4) Detroit tSparma 3-0) at Boston (bennett California (Wlllhlte 0-0) at Chicago (O'(Toole 0-0). Kansas City (Krausse 1-4) at Minnesota (Grant 23) Baltimore (McNallv 1-2) at New YorK (Downing 3-1), night Sunday's Games Kansas City at Minnesota California at Chicago 2 Cleveland at Washington Baltimore at New York Detroit at Boston, 2 Monday's Games California at Kansas City, night Detroit at Washington, night Baltimore at Boston, night Only games scheduled. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Western Division Won Lent Pet. Behind Tacoma 16 10 .615 -Spokane 12 9 .571 l'/2 Portland 12 10 .545 2 Seattle 11 12 .478 3Vi Vancouver 10 11 .474 3V 2 Hawaii 11 14 .440 Wi Eastern Division Oklahoma City . 15 11 .577 -Indianapolis -- 10 10 .500 2 Tulsa 10 12 .455 3 Denver 9 11 .455 3 San DIeso 9 13 .4C9 4 Hawaii 10, Tacoma 3 Spokane 4, Portland 2 Denver 9, San Diego 4 Indianapolis 6, Tulsa 2 Phoenix 5, Oklahoma City 3 Seattle 3, Vancouver 2, 13 Innings Saturday's Games Indianapolis at Tulsa Spokane at Portland Oklahoma City at Phoenix Hawaii at Tacoma San Diego at Denver Vancouver at Seattle INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Buffalo 8, Jacksonville 4 Toronto 6, Richmond 5, 10 Innings Rochester 9, Columbus 1 Syracuse 4, Toledo 1 TEXAS LEAGUE Albuquerque 5, 61 Paso 1 Arkansas 5, Austin 2 Aroarillo 7, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 SOUTHERN LEAGUE Macon 3, Knoxviile 2 Montgomery 6. Birmingham 0 Evansville 8, Charlotte 5 EASTERN LEAGUE Willlamsport 6, Pittsfield 2 Pawtucket 2-3, Reading 1-4 ,2nd game 13 innings Binghamton 5, Elmira 3 York 6, Walerbury 2 etired the first 11 batters he aced. In other National League games Friday, night, St. Louis rallied with five runs in the eighth inning for a 7-5 victory over New York, Pittsburgh downed Atlanta 5-2, Cincinnati dropped Philadelphia 4-2 and Ihicago nipped Los Angeles 2-1. The Mels carried a 5-2 iead into the eighth inning against St. Louis but Mike Shannon's bloop single climaxed the Cards' comeback. Julian Javier and Dave Ricketts opened with singles and after a force play produced one run, singles by Lou Brock and Curt Flood, a double^by Roger Maris and an intentional walk to Orlando Cepeda tied the game and left the bases loaded for Shannon's winning hit. Jerry Buchek homere-d for the Mets. Don Pavletich drove in three runs with a double and single as Sammy Ellis' five-hitter beaf the Phillies for the Reds. Ellis, a 20-game'Â· winner ir. 1965 but 12-19 last year,- used an unorthodox rocking windup and liked it so much that he'll stay with it for awhile. "The way it went tonight," he said, "I might use that windup for a long time." Matty Alou and Roberto Clemente rapped third inning home runs for the Pirates and Billy 0'- Dell won his third straight. 0'- Dell, who was stricken by Addison's disease during the winter, allowed Atlanta just four hits before leaving for reliever Elroy Face in the eighth. Curt Simmons scattered eight hits against the Dodgers and drove in Adolpho Phillips with the winning run in the fifth inning after Phillips had tripled. DO YOU REMEMBER? FIVE YEARS AGO T U C S O N , M a y 1 3 , 1962--Dick Valenzuela and Bob Johnson collected three hits each to lead Rincon High to its first state AA baseball title in a 17-11 victory over Camelback. 10 YEARS AGO T U C S O N , M a y 13, 1967--Craig Sorenson singled, doubled twice and tripled and Tom Clarkson singled and doubled'to pace Arizona's 12-7 baseball victory over Fort Bliss. It was the Wildcats' 34th win in 43 games. Hines Hits 9.2 In 100-Yard Dash HOUSTON (AP) -- Jim Hines of Texas Southern University goes into today's finals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference track meet with a 9.2-second qualifying time in the 100- yard dash. The clocking was his career best and one-tenth of a i second over the world mark. Buster Scores Ist-Round Kayo Larry Eob Lunn 73-71-144 74-70--14 Rockv Thompson 71-71 -- IJ4 Harold Kneoeo , 73-71--144 Jerry Steclsmilh 74-70--144 Charles SKford 76-69--144 Earl Stewart '2'Z?~J' (4 Coble LoGrar.gc 73-71--144 Cheryl Pedlow, 19, of Indianapolis runs with the men's track team at Indiana State University. Cheryl, defending 880 champion in the United States Track and Field Federation (girls), gets practice instructions by niai! from het coach. She runs the 880 in 2:18. (AP Wirephoto) DETROIT (AP) - Big Buster Mathis is surprisingly fast for a man weighing 241 pounds. W h e t h e r t h e undefeated heavyweight from Grand Rapids is a good prize fighter is another matter. He scored a first-round knockout over Ed Hurley of Minneapolis last night, but the bout left .big questions about Matliis' skill. "It was a triple Ight hand," the chubby fighter explained. "You go pop, buck, bing, like that." He shook his right hand three times. Much of his belly shook, too. "I got him with all three,, the last one Â· on the chin." Mathis said. "I never saw his right hand." the 201-pound Hurley said sadly. Mathis, undefeated in 18 straight, showed some awkwardness in the ring, but his punches were fast and he moved very well. Mathis, alternately grinning and frowning as he signed autographs, said, "Cus did it. He learned me, man. He had me working on that right hand day and night." Cus D'Amato, who managed Floyd Ptterson to the world heavyweight title, is Mathis' manager. The knockout punch came out of a flurry. It was a wide, swinging right hand that apparently caught, Hurley right on the chin. He crashed to the canvas on his back, opened his eyes at the count of eight, but didn't move until it reached 10. The knockout, ramp at ?Â·:?Â·Â« of the first round.
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