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Saturday, June 25, 1966
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Wrff.* BwiiWf nHW -• flMorify, IM9«> Pifi Not Fast, Jim Bunning Racking Up Those SO s By RALPH BERNSTEIN Associated Press Sports Writer I PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jim I Bunning says he doesn't know I why he's successful with the j strikeout pitch. "I'm not an overpowering type of pitcher," the 34-year-old right hander observed after reaching a plateau shared by only 18 other pitchers in major- league history. "Each club has one guy who can throw 'harder than 1 can," he said. Bunning recorded his 2,000th strikeout when he whiffed Jesse Gonder, Pittsburgh catcher in the second inning of Friday night's game between the Phils and Pirates. Bunning found it a trifle difficult speaking about strikeouts after suffering his third straight I defeat. The Pirates, behind Bob Veale's five-hit pitching and solo hbmers by Robert Clemente (11), Gonder (4) and Willie Slargel! (15), won 3-1. The Phillies scored their only run in the ninth as Veale recorded his eighth win in 13 decisions. The Phillies now have scored one run for Bunning in his last three decisions. *' •' * Was be aware of the impending record? "Sure, I've been looking forward to it since spring training when I realized I needed 1B7 to make the 2,000." Bunning admitted before Friday's game that for the first time in his 10-year major-league career lie found himself trying for strikeouts. He was eager to join the club headed by Hie great Walter Johnson, who itruck Out S.5C8 hatters in his career. The only active pitchers with more than 2,000 strikeouts are Robin Roberts (2,581), Sandy Koufax (2,211) and Don Drysdale (2,015). What does he feel contributes to his ability to strike out so many hitters? "I guess it's because I'm not afriad to set up a hitter. I mean moving Sie ball around, one high, and the next low and away, and then coming back with another high hard one. + * * "You have to keep the hitter guessing, get him to swing at your pitch, not the one he wants." Bunning said the only time he usually tries for a strikeout is when there are runners in scor- ing position, or a tpot where he has 16 keep a runner from advancing. Bunning, if he reaches the 268 strikeouts he had last season, would pass John Clarkson (2,013), Dazzy Vance (2,045), Bobo Newsome (2,082), and Ed Plank (2,112) of the inactive members of tbe 2,000 or more club. 'Now that I've reached 2,000," said Bunning, "I had better forget the strikeouts and concentrate on winning. That's what really counts:" The other 2,000 or more strikeout pitchers are Cy Young second to Johnson with 2,819; Warren Spahn (2,583), Bob Feller (2,581), Tom Keefe (2,524), Christy Mathewson (2,505), Early Wynn (2,334), George Wad- deli (2,310), Lefty Grove (2,266) and Grover Alexander (2,198). Houston Outshines Duel By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press Sporti Writer CHICAGO (AP)-The $100,000 Western Open Golf Tournament still is a Billy Casper-Arnold Palmer showdown although a pair of comparative newcomers held the lead entering today's third round. .•'Attention is centered on Casper—the one-time roly-poly pro who is defending champion — and Palmer, trying to please his army by recouping mentally from his National Open blowup last week. Then, Casper rallied to tie him on the last round and did the same in a playoff to take the title. The methodical Casper carved a 72 through Medinah'i par 71 timherland for a midway tola) of 141. Arnie blistered the back side with 33 for a 70 to be locked at 142 with Tommy Bolt, first round leader who is nursing a wrenched back; Tony Lema, consistently shooting his second 71; Ken Venturi, and Jack McGowan, who lied for second in the 1965 Western Open and also fired his second 71 despite "the spooky Medinah greens." Out in the lead at 140, li«%ever, were two former University of Houston teammates, swarthy Homero Blancas, PGA rookie of the year in 1965 who has bad driving troubles this season, and Kermit Zariey, making his best showing on the tour with ?26,276 in winnings. Each carded 69s Friday. Zarley defeated Blancas in match play 5 and 4 to win the NCAA title in 1962 at Puke. Although Casper apparently has mastered rugged Medinah, he charged that the roughs were unfair. "They let it grow four inches high right up to the fairways and cut it shorter the deeper you get into it,' : he said. "That's just the opposite that it should be. It penalizes the good drivers who barely get in, and it's a shame it was allowed in a tournament of such national scope as this. Medinah's fairways could be wide open' and there still would be high scoring because it's a great course." GOLF AT OSCEOLA—Dr. George M. Cone Is shown above as he tries out Osceola's nine-hole golf course at Osceola Country Club, two miles west of Osceola. The course has 18 sand traps, and putting surface practice green of 5,000 square feet. Tifton dwarf Bermuda grass is used on greens. The longest fairway is 554 yards and the course has two par fives, two par threes and five par fours. A feature of the course is a four-acre lake which surrounds three of the greens. Irrigation is being used on the greens and the 325-yard practice tee and range. Green superintendent is Doug Keller and cochairman along with Cone for the new golf course is Jim Williams. The course is to open about Sept. 1, Cone said. (Courier News Photo) Travelers Get 9-2 Win Australian Yachtsmen Ready To Challenge U.S. for Cup By GORDON TAIT SYDNEY (AP) — Two yachts are being prepared for Australia's challenge to the United States for the America's Cup to be sailed off Newport, R.I., in September next year. ! Preliminary trials are due to be held off .Sydney in January, February, and 'larch next year, and differing views are being expressed on their importance. The Dame Pattie syndicate says its 12-meter yacht has been Gretel, which won one race a- designed with the weather cond- gainst Weatherly in Hie unsuc-j lions off Newport in mind, say- cessful 1962 bid, is being exten- ing that the final trials between sively modified. The other boat, Dame Pattie, being built by a sailed in American waters, syndicate under Emil Christen- The Gretel syndicate under sen, is nearly finished. I Sir Frank Packer says trials One of them will be the dial- i off Sydney will be enough lo the Australian yachts must be lenger, and the question is: What is the fairest way of decide between thee two; that to send both boats to the United deciding the better boat to line I States would be a waste of time up for the best-of-seven races? |and money; that the crews' American Faces Big Challenge Today By GEOFFREY MILLER WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Stan Smith, former United States junior tennis champion, faces the toughest match of his any rale I'll try." As the men stars battled forj places in the quarter-finals, all eyes were on two young Americans — Smith arid Davis Cupper life today — against defending I Cliff Richey, of Dallas, Tex. champion Roy Emerson of Aus-1 while Smith took on Emerson, tralia. The tall, fair-haired 20-year- old from Pasadena, Calif., goes into the fourth round match In the Wimbledon tournament Richey faced another powerful Australian — Tony Roche, the left-hander who is seeded No. 2. One American star is already in the quarter-finals. Dennis skills and the sails used will be the deciding factors. Says naval architect Warwick Hood, designer of Dame Pattie: "I've always felt that you need a somewhat different boat for the Newport conditions. But only trials off Newport following trials off Sydney will prove whether I'm right or wrong." Weather oft Sydney during the preliminary trials is unlikely to be similar to weather expected off Newport — a heavy swell, light winds, and no surf. Off Sydney in February and March the sea is likely to be choppy, with considerable surf, and strong winds sometimes reaching 30 knots. The Gretel camp says that despite the difference in conditions, the Sydney trials should reveal one of the boats to be clearly superior. And it asks: Why risk giving away tactical secrets to the Americans in final trials off Newport? But designer Hood says: "The risk of giving away tactical secrets to the Americans is nowhere near as important as the need for fierce competition be- ween two Australian boats just before the Cup itself. That is the only way that anyone will ever do any good against the Americans." knowing that Emerson is raiedi Ralston, (he U.S. No. 1 from the world's top amateur and j Bakersfield, Calif., made it Fri- that he's all out for his third straight Wimbledon title. But it doesn't worry him. "It's a big ordeal, but I don't get nervous on these occa- lions," Smith said. * * * Smilh played Emerson once, at Orange, N.J., last year. "He whipped me, but at least I learned a lot about his game," laid Smith. Two oays ago smith watched another American hope, Charlie Pasareil of Santurce, P.R., fall to Emerson's ruthless backhand lervice returns. "He's very strong on that side," Smith said. "I know it's a hard job stopping Emmo from hitting the service back, but at NEW YORK (P) The Lin coin University, Pa. basketball tram left Friday night for Dakar, Senegal, (or in exhibition tour in Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper VolU and the Ivory Coait. A mult \» the mascot of the Kansas City Athletics of the American BtxblU Leagui. day by defeating Pierre Darmon of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. * * * Five American girls went into the fourth round of the women's singles — Billie Jean Moffltt King of Long Beach, Calif., Nancy Richey of Dallas, Rosemary Casals of San Francisco, Mimi Arnold of Redwood City, Calif., and Kathy Barter of Seat Beach, Calif. Miss Richey had the stormiest passage. She lost the first set and trailed 0-4 in the second before coming back to a 3-6, 6-4, 62 against Rita Bentley, the 34- year-old British player who recently made the Wightman Cup team after 15 years on the tournament circuit. The two favorites for the women's title are going strongly — Margaret Smith of Australia, two times winner, and Maria Bueno of Brazil, three times winner. Miss Smith moved down Jane Albert, of Pebble Beach, Calif., 6-1, «. Mist Bueno had an even easier win — 6-2, 6-0 against Tory Ana Fret* «i Huriiburg, Pa. TEXAS LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W. L. Pet. O.B. Amarillo ..4027 .597 ARKANSAS .. 3730 .552 I El Paso 3433 .507 8 Albuquerque 34 34 .500 «tt Austin 29 38 .433 11 Dal FW 2840 .412 12tt Friday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth 6, Albuquerque 4 Austin 2-0, AmarUlo 1-J Arkansas 9, El Paso 7 Today's Games Dallas-Fort Worth at Amaril- i El Paso at Albuquerque Arkansas at Austin Political Candidates The Courier Newt bu been authorized to announce the to), lowing candidates for office in the forthcoming Democratic Primary election: Leflilafive Poit No. I BILLY NICHOLSON * * * Dtetriet ProucnttBg Attorney RALPH E. WILSON 1 EL PASO, Tex. (AP) - The Arkansas Travelers fought off a late rally and scored a 9-2 Texas League baseball victory over El Paso here Friday night. Arkansas got three home runs and eight other hits off five El Paso pitchers in building a 9-5 lead in the first seven innings. El Paso picked up four homers, but three game with no- jody on base. Pony Rams and Bears engaged in a free scoring game that ended in a 9-9 deadlock and had to be called by darkness at the end of 6 innings yesterday at Pony Park. It was not a day for pitchers as Ram h'urlers issued 14 bases on balls and Bear twirlers walked 9. Gary Richardson, Danny Gardner and Dee Human shared pitching duties for the Rams with Danny Beck catching. Tommy Tompkins and Ricky Reed did the mound work for Bears with Mike Widner catching. The game will be completed at the next scheduled game between the two teams. Rams record is now 6-1, Bears have a 1-5 record.. PEl Wit Riding on an even dozen free tickets to first, Hornets clipped Warriors 6-0 last night at Midget Park in Y.M C.A. Pee Wee league. There were only two hits in the game, both by the winning Hornets. Winners tallied twice in the second inning without a hit, added three in the fourth, still without a hit; 'then used a single base knock in the fifth for their final run. Warriors had only one serious threat in the fourth frame, when they left the bases loaded for want of a safety. Monday opens the second half Pee Wee schedule, Hornets playing league leading Roosters in a 0:30 game PORTLAND, Maine - Irish (Beau) Jaynes, 125, outpointed Jackie Burke, 124, St. John, New Brunswick, 10. SEAT COVERS 500 SETS $10 to $30 CLEAR PLASTIC 70 SETS , $20 ntlTALLID GILBERT'S 600 E. Main - PO 3-6742 Steve Huntz and Dan Breeden hit two-run homers for the win ners. Arkansas inched up another half-game on leading Amarillo, but the clubs below the Travelers fell back in the league action Friday night. Arkansas pulled within three games of Amarillo when tfte Somes split a doubleheader with Austin. j El Paso dropped three games | back of Arkansas and Albuquerque skidded to 3% when it took its second straight licking from Dallas-Fort Worth 8-4. The clubs change stands tonight with Dallas-Fort Worth at Amarillo, El Paso at Albuquer que and Arkansas at Austin. Arkansas 212 100 200—9 11 1 El Paso - 003 200 011-7 11 t Sinnott, Newton (3), Taylor (9) and Breeden Maneff, Hernandez (4), Gatewood (6), Fischer (7), Hickman (9 and Egan. W—Newton, 7-2. L—Maneff, 6-6. Pepsis Defeat Stars, In Kennett League KENNETT - Blytheviile's Pepsi-Cola entry in the Kennett fast pitch softball league bombed a team of all-stars in a special game last night. Blytheville won 10-3, behind the solid pitching of Bill Sharp (who had a.three-hitter) and a pair of run-producing doubles by Lyn Gee. Upset Maker Reaches Finals STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Cecilia Martinez, a pert upsel' maker from San Francisco State, went against top-seeder! Jean Danilovitch today in the Ail-California finals of the US- LTA Women's National Collegiate Tennis Tournament. Miss Martinez knocked off defending champion Mimi Henreid of UCLA - the No. 2 seed 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the semifinals Friday, while Miss Danilovitch, the No. 1 seed from California, eliminated Emilie Burrer of Lubbock, Tex., Christian 10-8, 62. The defending champions In the doubles, Nancy Falkenberg and Cindy Goeltz of Mary Baldwin, also were upset in the sem is, falling to Mary Weiss and Yale StockweU of Southern California 6-3, 6-3. Miss Henreid and Merilyn Shapiro of Southern Cal won the other semi, defeating Barbara Rollins and Marmee Fry ol Ohio State 6-2, 6-3. inuiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiniiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. PITCHING - Sammy Ellis, Reds, hurled a six-hitter, striking out 10 and walking only 6ne,, in Cincinnati's 12-1 victory over' National League— leading San. Francisco. BATING - Eiston Howard, Yankees, hit the first grand slam homer of his 12-year major league career in the eighth inning, powering New York to a 5-2 Victory over the Chicago White Sox. Irish Southtrnar ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons hope the luck of the Irish rides with them next fall when they try for extra points or field goals in their first season in the National Football League. The Falcons signed a veteran of the Irish Football League, Tommy Furlong, to a contract as a kicker Tuesday. He kicks the ball tideways like a soccer player. NEW YORK - Oscar Bona- vena, 203, Buenos Aires, out- pointed George Ghuvalo, 215, Toronto, 10. EVIL EYE—Carl Yastrzem- skt of the Boston Red Sox appears to be "staring down" the pitcher as he awaits the offering. Yas- trzemski is now among American League, batting leaders after an early season slump. CLOSE CALL NEW YORK (AP) - "Patterson and Ciay, all in one day," Oscar Bonavena was dreaming outloud after his razor-thin decision over Toornto's George Chuvalo in a Madison Square Garden heavyweight match Thursday night. Got Termites: Coll ACME! Don't Want Termites? Call ACME! PO 3-3280 ACMETERMITECO. John Tyrone OPEN 24 HOURS Jumbo. Hamburger and French Fries Special 480 M&R BRACKIN CAFE 3RD & RAILROAD AIR CONDITIONED PO 3-9929 Building Formerly Occupied by Boone cieancri fcntt Try before you buyl SKIDMORE PIANO CO. for as tittle* no ' ox** 101 E. Main St. Phone PO 3-7971 THU It »• *Biu| Ktofte Go* (tent CONOCO SERVICE A8B * DIVISION G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. Week* Holiest Brand AIM eft!* i L..CONOCO! ono*. "Lei Justice roll down u the waters and righteousness 19 ft mighty stream" Amos ch. 6-24. ELECT ERNEST L. ff. L.) HOLLAWAY Coming: Circuit Ju4f« Petition No. 1 Second Judicial District Dedicated to fair and Impartial trials NOW SERVING EVENING MEALS 5 - 7:30 p.m. Westbrook's Cafeteria PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER Open Mon. . Rat, T AM-7:» PM (Son. 7 AM-3:0» PM) The Pepsi's are first-round, winners in the league. Second- round play begins Tuesday when Blytheville meets Carnett of Kennett. In the third inning last night, Sharp ap-' Forsythe led off with singles and Chris Romanski tripled home two runs Gee : doubled home three -'ns later. In the ninth, the Pepsis loaded the bases with hits by Davis and Romanski and Gee doubled home three runs then came in on Jimmy Gee's homer. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINIIIIinilNIIIUlllllllllllllllllllllllNlllllllllllIlK Friday HERMON JONES BUSDrtBft SON'S AMCUNCBOtt. l<*9 Onion An float Z74-MOO tor fm Coniuiutloo. innvuM for Mat* Plaaattt Key uu, .Hroeruup «in cw- porMlon. 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