Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 15, 1967 · Page 27
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SPORTS i i t i MONDAY, MAY 15, 1967 Mick Breathes Easier After Joining Baseball Elite By Associated Press Mickey Mantle, whose 10-day ordeal has ended with a loud crash, is breathing easy again. Eddie Stanky, whose 10-game joyride goes on without a wallop, is holding his breath. "I'm glad it's over . . . it's a relief," Mantle said Sunday after blasting the 500th home run of his illustrious major league career to lift the New York Yankees past the Baltimore Orioles 6-5. "I have never seen a cWb go this far on pitching alone," Manager Stanky said after his light-hitting Chicago White Sox ran their winning string to 10 games and sweptt into the American League lead with 4-2 and 31 victories over the California Angels. Mantle, who hit his 499th homer on May 3 at Minnesota, struggled through seven homer- less games before unloading No. 500 against Stu Miller in the seventh inning Sunday and becoming the sixth player in history to reach the half-century mark. "It's like winning the last game of a World Series," said the 17-year New York veteran, whose drive into the right field seats at Yankee Stadium admitted him to the exclusive circle that also includes Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Jimmy Foxx, Ted Williams and Mel Oft. Reminded by newsmen that the next milestone is Ott's career mark of 511 homers, Mantle shook his head. "511?" he snorted. "You mean you guys are going to start that now?". ."My next goal is 11," Stanky was saying in Chicago after Gary Peters completed the White Sox' sweep by tossing the .eighth one-hitter in the majors this spring. The double victory, coupled with Boston's 8-5, 13-9' doubleheader sweep over Detroit, sent the White Sox into first place -- P/t games ahead of the Tigers. Elsewhere in the American League, Kansas City topped Minnesota 4-2 and Cleveland edged Washington 2-1 in a rain- curtailed five-inning game. Mantle's homer gave New York a 6-4 lead after Joe Pepitone's two-run pinch-hit blast in the sixth wiped out a 4-3 deficit. The Orioles closed the gap in the eighth when Mantle, still dazed by the roaring ovation given him by 18,872 Stadium fans, dropped a throw at first base and then fired wildly past the plate, enabling Frank Robinson to score. "I was in a fog," he said. "It sure would have been pretty tough to hit the homer,"then make an error that lost the game." Peters stymied the Angels after yielding a second inning homer by ex-teammate Bill Skowron. It was the left-han- der's fourth "straight victory after an opening loss. Tommy John and reliever Bob Locker combined for a five-hitter in the first game and Ken Berry's third hit -- a two-run single in the seventh -- gave the White Sox their winning margin. The Chicago pitching staff has given up only 13 runs during the 10-game -streak. "There have been times when the pitchers carry you for four or five games," Stanky said. "But then the team will come up with some hitting to keep the streak alive. It's been all pitching for us." Rico Petrocelli, who drove in five runs, and Carl Yastrzemski each rapped two homers in leading the Red Sox to their sweep over Detroit. The two clubs set an American League record of 28 extra base hits in the doubleheader, with Boston accounting for 16. Willie Horton hit two homers in the nightcap for Detroit, which had won seven in a row. Kansas City struck for four runs in the first inning -- two oh Mike Hershberger's double -and took their third straight from the Twins behind the strong pitching of Chuck Dobson and Jack Aker. Cleveland's So n n y ' S i e b f " pitched a two-hitter, setting tl Senators down in order until t! fifth, when Frank Howard hon ered and Dick Nen beat out ;' infield single. Joe Azcue hon ered for the Indians, who swe_ the three-game set. Box Scores Page 30 NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP Cincinnati Teen-Ager Flips Five-Hit Shutont By Associated Press Life gets easier all the time for young Gary Nolan, who was battling high school hitters in Oroville, Calif, a year ago. Now, all he has to worry about are Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and the rest of the National League. "I was hit harder in high school than I have been so far this year," grinned Nolan after eighth inning before San Fran-1 cisco knocked him out with a two-run rally. Then Brown's first pitch shot off Claude Raymond won it in the ninth. Willie Davis delivered a .run- scoring single with two out in the 10th inning of the opener, lifting the Dodgers past the Cubs. Don Drysdale, 2-3, who drove in the first Los Angeles run with an eighth inning single, Mick's Autograph Party New York Yankee star Mickey Mantle poses with the ball, drilled into the lower right field stands for Louis DeFillippo of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., after yester- Mantle's 500th career home run, and Mickey auto- day's game at Yankee Stadium. DeFillippo retrieved graphed it for him. (AP Wirephoto) Caruthers Equals Career Best; UA Relayers Shine BASEBALL SCOREBOARD FRESNO, Calif. (Special) -Arizona's Ed Caruthers once again brushed within an instant of a new American high jump record and a makeshift quartet o f his Wildcat teammates unofficially surpassed the school 880-yard relay record here Saturday night in the West Coast Relays. Caruthers matched his own career peak performance by winning the high jump at 7 feet, 2% inches. It was a meet record and came against a star-studded field which also included Otis Burrell, top U.S. high jumper last year, and Clarence Johnson, sensational California freshman who last week leaped 7-3% for the highest leap in the world so far this season. Buirell was second at 6-10 Saturday and Johnson could do only 6-8 to tie for fourth. "The high jump was finishing up when everything else was just about overhand the spotlight was on Caruthers^' points out UA coach Carl Cooper. "They raised the bar up to what would have been a new American record, 7-4, and Ed knocked it off with his lead leg on his first jump. "Then on his second and third jumps he was all the way over the bar and on his way . down, when .he dragged his trailing foot just enough to brush the bar off the standards. It was close and everybody was oohing and aahing,'" said Cooper. . Arizona high hurdle star Dale Frederick ran third at 14.0 in a trial, but was bothered by an old groin .injury and elected to pass up the hurdle finals. He did run the anchor leg of the 440-yard relay (as UA finished third in 41.0), but further aggravated the condition and was unable to run in the 880-yard baton event. "We put a call on the public address system to get _Paul Robinson out of the stands," said Cooper. "He had already run 52.8 (equalling his best[ time) in the intermediate hurdles that afternoon. He had never practiced baton passing, so we started him out of the blocks with Bill Massey, Gerry Kimball and Woody Telia following him.' The makeshift team surprised Cooper with an excellent 1:25.3 performance, actually below the school record of 1:25.7. Unfortunately, it was only good enough for second place behind a sizzling world record 1:22.1 run by San Jose State's Spartans. The Arizonans' time can- not be recognized as a school mark, since' it was not a winning performance clocked by at least three watches. Cooper's seventh in points, but high prce if Frederick's injury does not respond to treatment National League Wildcats finished the meet with 21 may have paid a in time Western for this Athletic weekend's Conference championships in Albuquerque. WAG schools fared well here at Fresno with New Mexico scoring 37 points to finish third, a half point behind California i 3:09.7. and well behind victories UCLA (591-3). Brigham Young was fifth with 31% points and Arizona State was eighth with 13 points. Arizona State's Jerry Bright was fourth in 1:25.3 and its distance medley foursome ran fourth in 9:47.5. Top New Mexico perform- nces were a 40.3 win in the 440 relay and a torrid 8:34.3 second place in the two-mile by George Scott. The Lobos were Won Cincinnati 21 Pittsburgh 16 St. Louis IS Chicago 15 Allanta 1 San Francisco .. 14 hniiadelphia . . . 13 New York 10 Los Angeles . . . . 10 Houston Lost Pet. Behind 10 .677 -9 .640 2 11 .577 y,'i 11 .577 3Vj 14 .500 14 .500 14 .481 15 .400 17 .370 21 .274 6 8 9 12 SUN DEVILS NEXT Leon's Slugging Sparks Arizona's Sweep Of Dons By JIM DAWSON Assistant Sports Editor ' All-America shortstop Eddie Leon has put the long ball back into Arizona's baseball vocabulary and given the Wildcats a big mental boost for this weekend's showdown series against Arizona State University. Leon walloped two tape- m e a s u r e home runs and drove in four runs" Saturday as the Cats swept a doubleheader from the University of Albuquerque, 8-5 and 3-0, on the UA diamond. "It was hard to get the team worked up about the Albuquerque series, but I was really happy with Leon's hitting," said Arizona coach Frank Sancet. "I was satisfied with our pitching, too." Sancet used seven pitchers in a t h r e e - g a m e series against the Dons and none allowed an earned run. "I wanted to give a lot of pitchers the opportunity to work," said Sancet. "We're poing to practice hard this week, too, because we want everybody ready for the ASU series." The Wildcats must defeat Arizona State twiue in tlie three-game series at Mesa this weekend to take the Western Athletic Conference Southern Division championship. Two Sun Devil victories would-force a playoff for the title and 'a three-game sweep by ASU would eliminate Arizona. Leon became the first Arizona' player to hit a fair bail over the fence at the new UA f i e l d Saturday when h e stroked a 400-foot solo shot over the left-center barrier against Albuquerque right- hander Ron Lente in the first game. "I hit a slider," said Leon. "That's about all he was throwing me. It wasn't the hz-rdest ball I've hit this season, though." Leon and mini baseman Marty Hall struck 400-foot- homers over Don centerfield- er Jim Acee in the second game. Hall's three-nm blast came in the first inning. Leon increased his batting average to .360 by going 6 - f o r - l l in three games against Albuquerque. He has driven in 31 runs and bit fnnr home runs. Rich Hinton (7-2) and Don Udell (1-0) were the winning pitchers in Saturday's twin bill and Lente (5-3) and Anastacio Padilla (4-4) the losers. Dennis Maley collected two singles and a triple, Jerry Stitt a single and triple and Terry DeWald his 27th stolen base in the first game. De Wald needs only two steals to n/inoi tha school record of 29, Leon and Dennis Hunt went 3-for-3 in the second game. Bob Acee had three hits and Greg Simon two for the Dons in the first game and Ed Morales and Dan Duran had two safeties each in the finale. Arizona State swept a doubleheader from New Mexico at Mesa Saturday to move with- r.. . _ -- _ _ - _ _ f »u A O/MitV^rtt-n 111 Ulie g d l l l C Ul Ul- i ^ n u i i i w . .. Division-leading Wildcats. The Sun Devils won the first game 3-2, on a ninth-inning Lobo error and took the nightcap. 8-3, as Jeff Pentland hit a two-run homer Saturday's Results Chicago 6, Los Angeles 3 Pittsburgh 6, Atlanta S, 10 Innings San Francisco 4, Houston 3 Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 2 New York at St. Louis, rain Sunday's Tesults New York 3, St. Louis 1 Cincinnati 2-1, Philadelphia 1-0 San Francisco 11-4, Houston 6-3 Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta "i Los Aroeles 2-3, Chicago 1-6, 1st game 10 innings, 2nd n-jme II innings Today's Games Chicago (Culp 2-2) at San Francisco Pittsburgh iVcale 5-0) »t Cincinnati (Pappas 3-2), night New York (Carowell 2-3) at Atlanta. (Blaslngame 1-0), night Houston (Giusti 0-4) at Los Anueles [Brewer 0-1), night Only games scheduled. Tuesday's Games Pitlsburgh at Cincinnati, niaht Philadelphia at St. Louis, night Houston al Los Angeles, nmht New York at Atlanta, night Chicago at San Francisco, night America Lc -5113 Won Lost Pet. Behind Chicago 18 7 .720 -Detroit ... J7 1 .654 ll'j Kansas City . . 13 14 -4BI £ Boston 13 14 .4681 6 New York 1? 13 .J8S 6 Cleveland ...:... 12 13 .480 A Washington 12 15 .44X 7 California 13 1 S 544 7 ? Minnesota 11 15 .423 7 a Baltimore . . II 15 .423 7VJ Saturday's Results Cleveland 3, Washington 1 Detroit 10, Boston 8 Chicago 1. California 0, 10 innings Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2 Baltimore 5. New York 3 Sunday's Results Kansas City 4, Minnesota 2 Chicago 4-3, California 2-1 Cleveland 2, Washington I, 5 Innings, rS New York 6, Baltimore 5 Boston 8-13. Detroit 5-9 Today's Games Baltimore (Phoebus 1-1) at B o s t o n '^lifo'rnla "(Cfark 2-1) at Kansas City 10 D^oH 21( Wic?.ersham 1-0, «. Washington (Hannan 1-1 or Coleman 2-2), night Oniy 9jmeli uncou'£w. Tuesday's Games California at Kansas City, night Minnesota at Chicago, nighl Detroit at Washington, niaht Cleveland at New York, night Baltimore at Boston, night his five-hitter had blanked Philadelphia 1-0 and given Cincinnati a sweep of Sunday's doubleheader. The Reds won the opener 2-1 on Vada Pinson's eighth inning homer and the four-hit pitching of Jim Maloney and Ted Abernathy. Nolan is the precocious 18- year-old right-hander who came ;o the Cincinnati camp as a non- roster player and won a regular ob. He is 3-1 with a 2.12 earned run average and the poise of a man twice his age. I don't get nervous because when I came to the Reds I felt 1 could pitch big league ball," Nolan said. "I love what I've seen of hijn," said Dave Bristol, the Reds' manager. "No kicking, no tugging, no pulling. He just goes to work and puts the ball ovei with something on it." Nolan had plenty on it against the Phillies. He struck out eight and now has fanned 48 in 46 2-3 innings. The shutout was his first in organized ball. The youngster's confidence may come from the fact that he was the Reds' first choice in the free agent draft last June. A $65,000 bonus never hurt anybody's confidence. Nolan was 7-3 with 163 strikeouts in 104 innings at Sioux Falls of the Northern League after signing last year. He was still on the Sioux Falls roster this spring but not for long. In other National League games Sunday, San Francisco swept a doubleheader from Houston 11-fi and 4-3, Chicago split with Los Angeles, losing 21 in 10 innings before winning 63 in 11 New York dropped St. Louis 3-1, and Pittsburgh whip- pep Atlanta 5-2. Consecutive first inning doubles by Pete Rose and Tony Perez gave Nolan the only run he needed against the Phillies in the second game. Maloney worked into the ninth of the opener but had to leave when his right shoulder became sore. Abernathy got the last two outs. The Giants unloaded 16 hits in the first game against the Astros with Jim Hart driving in four runs, three of them on a homer. Hart, Tito Fuentes and Norm Siebern had three hits apiece in the attack. Ollie Brown's two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning gave the Giants the second game. Houston rookie Don Wilson was leading 3-0 on a two-hitter in the was the winner. Army-bound Ken Holtzman copped his fourth straight in the second game and ignited the three-run rally that won it in the llth with a single. Ron Rairly cracked a two-run homer for the Dodgers. The Mets ended Bob Gibson's nine-game winning streak against them as Jack Fisher beat the Cardinals. Jerry Buchek, traded by St. Louis to New York just before the season started, homered hi the fourtl starting the three-run rally th;: won it for the Mets. Roberto Clemente smashed single, double and triple, scon, twice and drove in another rr as the Pirates downed tl; Braves. Bill Mazeroski drove i Clemente twice with singles ar Donn Clendenon Pittsburgh. homered f( Box Scores, Page 29 20,001 Smackers Canadian golfer George Knudson collects a kiss from Michele Morvant after accepting a $20,000 check from the queen of the Greater New Orleans Open. Knudson finished 11 under par to edge Jack Nicklaus for the New Oleans Champion ship (AP Wirephoto). Ex-Canadian Caddy Wins $12 Grand At New Orleans N E W George Beard, ORLEANS (AP)Knudson, like Frank W.A.C. BASEBALL 1 Cats 8, Dons 5 A R I Z O N A A L B U O U E R O U E it, T ti bi ab r h bl DeWald 2b 2 1 0 oj.Acee If-cf 4 0 0 0 Worlev l ( 3 1 ' OJohnson2b 5 0 2 0 Leon ss 4 1 1 1 Morales c 3 1 0 n Gershon c 2 0 0 IManslid Ib 5 1 2 0 Ellerbrck c 1 1 1 OLente P 0 Stilt c f 4 1 2 2M'rlssev p ]. 0 wfcklnd Ib 1 1 0 1 Biirrel cl 2 0 0 0 Welton I b 1 0 0 OSimon If-rf 2 0 ' 2 Hinton p 2 0 1 2 Duran rl 2 0 0 0 Plodlnec p 1 0 0 OCkrlt ph-if 0 0 0 Micren p 1 0 0 OVVIkr ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Totals M * ' ' Totals 3» 5 ' ° « ALBUQUERQUE «0 OM 010-S A R I Z O N A 220 110 0/A~^ E--DeWald, Maley, Plodinec, Welton, LOB--Albuqueraue 10, Arizona 4. 2B-Slmon. 3B-S1itt, Maley. HR-Leon. SB-Johnson, DeWald, Worley, Maley 1. SF-- Gershon, WIcKlund. If H H ER BB SO Lente (L: 5-3) 7 I 8 7 3 0 ttnteTcW- 7 - 2 ) " ' · · 5 J § 5 7 4 Plodlnec ' . . Vn 5 3 0 0 3 Mlpren \'n 'I v v i * M HBP-DeWald (By Lente). Balk-Lente WP-Micren. PB-Morales, Ellerbrock. _U--Moore and Acuno. T--2:25. Sun Devils 3, Lobos 2 FIRST CAME New Mexico 100 000 100 - 1 S 7 Arizona State 002 000 001 - 3 5 1 McAulay *nd Hamei; Bursesi end Duvlnl. Cats 9 Dons 0 SECOND GAME A R I Z O N A ALBUOUEROUE i,b r h bi ab r h bi Dewaio 2b 3 1 I OJ. Acee cl t 0 0 0 S f f r v i c h II 3 3 1 Uohnson 2b 4 0 1 0 Leon ss 3 1 3 3Simon rt 3 0 0 a Maklin s s 1 0 ) OCockcrlt r l l 0 0 0 Frisbee c 3 0 1 IMansIld Ib 3 0 1 0 Stiff cl 4 1 0 OMorales c 3 0 J 0 Hall 3b 3 1 1 JQ. Acee 30 3 6 i 0 Hunl rl 3 1 3 OMnssrat ss 3 0 0 0 Welton Ib 2 1 1 1 Duran II 2 0 2 0 Udell P 1 0 0 OPadllla p 2 0 0 0 Hosmer p 1 0 0 OM'rissey p 0 0 0 0 Baca p 0 0 0 0 Gissini ph 1 0 u 0 Totals M » 12 » Totals 21 0 7 0 ALBUOUEROUE MO 000 0--0 ARIZONA «0 OJ3 x--» E--Johnson, Morales, Monserral, Duran, Hall, Udell. DP--B. Acee-Johnson-Mansfield; Leon-DeWald-Wellon. LOB--Albuquerque 9, Arizona S. p H R ER BB so Padilla (L: 4-41 .. . 4'/3 7 4 6 3 2 Morrissey Wi 4 3 3 0 0 Baca . . Vi 1 G 0 0 0 Udell (W: 1-0) S 3 0 0 I 3 Hqsnrver _ ( 2 ^ j x p , ' P^^J (B l y°'Morrl'ssev).'"'wf'^Padllia 'u--Acuna and Granoer. T--1:50. A--714. Sun Devils 8, Lobos 3 SECOND GAME New Mexico 002 000 100 -- 3 7 3 Arizona State 300 Oil 30x -- 8 10 7 Fowler, Laub (7) and Harnes; Pcnl- Und *nd Divlnl. HR--Pentland, lit. cn« en. year with an eagle on the same hole. Nicklaus hit what "I thought was a good putt" from three feet" on the same hole for a birdie "hut it hit the bottom of the hole and came out." Niuklaus and Knudson began the final round over the windswept course, with its 7-02U- yards playing short because of sun-baked f a i r w a y s , tied for the lead. Beard was two shots back. Knudson wound up w i t h a 70, two under par. score of 277. Nicklaus' f i n a l round was 70. So was Beard's. will always have fond ss of the !5th ho!? yt Iakewood Country Club. Knudson, an ex-caddy from Canada, used a shot "I didn't know I had in my bag" Sunday at 15 and went on to capture the $20.000 f i r s t pri/e money in the S100,000 Greater New Orleans Open Golf Tourney. He beat .Jack Nicklaus by a shot, keeping the Ohio strong boy from his first o f f i c i a l victory on the PGA national tour this year and wheting Nicklaus' appetite for this week's Colonial National Invitational in Fort Worth, Tex. Nicklaus made no excuses, save for a wry comment about landing in a bunker "where it looked like about 30 people had been walking in it." "Well, on to next week." he said as he picked up his .$12,000 check for second place. Knudson, 29, was the only player in this year's tourney to get a birdie on the 53-yard par 5 hole. Beard, who finished third v , I F , , .,,,. year, won the tourney last fsV^^e^mith"!'; (or a 7'2-hole Bob Charles, Billy Casper, Tommy Bolt, Gardiner Dickinson and South African rookie Cobie LeGrange all deadlocked for fourth earning $3,820 each. Casper and LeGrange had closing round 67s. Knudson's rounds of 71-66-7070 included 18 birdies and two eagles. "If you sink that many birdies I think you should win." Married and the father of two young boys, Knudson plays the tour when the fancy strikes him. He won the Canada Cup individual championship last year. NEW ORLEANS GOLF Georoe Knudson 520,000 Jack Nicklaus 512.000 Fr»r,k Beard 57.500 Bob Charles 53.920 Gardner Dickinson 53 ':« Tommv Bolt 53,920 Cot : e LeGranoe S3,«0 Billy Casoer 53.920 Georoe Archer 52,700 Phil RoUiers 52.700 Chi Chi Rcdriauez 57.300 Harold Htnnina J2.2CO R.H.Sikes 52.200 . . Sieve Opoevrmn 51.850 Johnny Holt M.asu Mason Rudolch 51.700 Doufl Sanders 51.600 . . . Jackie Cuoll 51.550 Charles Cccdv 51,250 71-64-70-70--277 70-68-67-71-- 2 7 68-71-70-70--279 70-68-70-71--2''' 68-74-69-69--280 7 3 6 9 - 6 ' - ? ) 73-71-69-67--280 73-71-* 9-67-- 7in 71-70-71-69--281 74-72-66-69-"" 72-71-71-64--232 72-70-70-70--282 7 r 7 J - ' r "' .'.-' ov-6'-73-7*--*oo Allan , 51.250 a . Robert DeVlncenio 51.250 lack Montqomorv 51,250 Al Geiberger 5817 Miller Rarhpr 5317 n-73-7^.69--235 73-73-70-70--286 72-70^75-69--236 71-71 T-1" -"' 71-72-73-7?--237 . 71-7a-74-'72--237 Harold Kneece 5817 . Chris Blocker 5817 . John Lotz 5437 Dave Stockton M37 . . Rex Baxter 5437 ... Joe Campbell S637 . . Kel Nagle S437 Tom Wciskoot S637 . . Howie Johnson 5637 . Bill Marlindale 5437 Rockv Thompson 5450 Kermif Zarlev S4SO Larry Zlenler S450 Hornerp Blancas J450". Tommy Aaron Larry Wood S267 . . . . Dave Marr $267 . . Dean Relram 5267 Bruce Cramoton J105 Rav Bolts $105 Hugh Rover $10S . . . nave r.umha 510.S . J^rrv McGee 1!05 . Charles Slttord 110J . 73-71-71-72--?37 76-67-71-7.V- 75-70-73-70--289 , 74-71-72-71-- '!M . 72.70-74-72--288 71-72-73-72--ri . 71-,'0-75-72--288 . 72-70-71-75--7' I . 70-71-73-74--288 74-72-47-75--1 ' 73-71-76-69--289 . 71-72-75-71--2^« . 74-70-74-71--289 72-70-75-72--2 71 7X7X71-74--7«« 7-}.70-7?-7i-2»' . 49-73-77-71--2W . 73-73-7S-A9-- ···· . 7*-47-72.75--290 . 73-70-7^74--2«1 . 73-7l-r7-70--291 . ?aJ3-7,4.71--

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