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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 28, 1966
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Giants Move on H. R. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sporls Writer j mien Willie Mays hits a ball •ut of sight he figures he'll catch up with it the next day in a newspaper. It lakes something really extraordinary — like a pop fly — to stir Willie these days. Mays blasted into third place on the all-time home run list Monday night With the 522nd homer of his 13-year career, a two-run shot that gave San Francisco a 2-1 victory over St. Louis. His first-innin ghomer off St. Louis ace Bob Gibson sent Willie one ahead of Ted Williams' giant slugger only 12 short of Jimmy Foxx, the No. 2 man on the list behind Babe Ruth's 714 jieak. •_• Mays, however, took the homier in stride, just as he has done each time he's connected since cracking Mel . Ott's Nations! League record with No. 512 earlier this season., Willie, it appears,, has grown record-weary. ; "The only records I know ibout is what I read in the papers," he said after belting No. 521 last Thursday at Chicago to match Williams' mark. ?But I'll admit you do think of them a little after you read about it." .• * * * -' He shrugged off Monday's big homer - "I wasn't frying to get past anybody. I was just trying to hit the ball off Gibson" — and turned to what he called "the deciding play of the game" — his catch of a pop fly that helped kill a Cardinal rally in the eighth inning. Lou Brock led off the eighth with a triple over Mays' head and Bob Tolan then hit a fly ball into short cednter field. Mays raced in and gloved the ball one-handed before colliding with shortstop Jim Davenport. The ball was knocked loose, but the umpires ruled Willie had held it long enough for the putout. Dicfe Ellsworth, the victim of Mays' 521st homer, bounced back with a route-going victory as the Cubs whipped Atlanta 5-1, Roberto Clemente stroked three key hits in Pittsburgh's 8-5 decision over Houston and Cincinnati defeated Los Angeles 3-1 in other National League activity. * * * Mays came up in the first Inning with one out and Jesus Alou, who had singled, aboard. He hit a fast ball over 40 feet into the upper left-field seats for his 17th homer of the year. "I usually don't hit Gibson too good," Mays said, "but I knew this one was gone when I hit it.'' Ellsworth scattered eight hits scored one run and singled in another while picking up only his third victory in 13 decision The Cubs, who had dropped seven of their previous eighl games, broke it open with tree runs in the fifth against loser Joey Jay. * * * Clemente, raising his league- leading batting mark to .332, set up a run with a fourth-inning single, snapped a 2-2 tie with a run- scoring double in the fifth and singled again in a five-run seventh- inning burst thai wrapped it up for the Pirates and right-hander Steve Blass. The Reds scored twice in the first inning, Pete Rose doubling one run in and scoring the other on Vada Pinson's single. They added an insurance run in the second on John Edward's hom- ei. Milt Pappas checked the Dodgers on a run and eight hits before hurting his right foot on a play at first base in the eighth and giving way to reliever Billy McCool. By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Unlike the Mudcat, the Kitty isn't howling. But he isn't purring either. The Kitty, Jim Kaat, pitched a six-hitter Monday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated Cleveland 6-2. The victory was Kaat's ninth against five defeats, but the record doesn't make him completely happy. The Mudcat, Jim Grant, hasn't been happy, either. In fact, he complained last week that he h pitching better this year than last but has been the victim of some faulty Minnesota fielding. Grant, en route to a 21-game season, was 7-2 at this time last year but now is only 5-9. Kaat, on the other hand, was 6-7 at this time in 1965 on his way to his second 18-game sea Osceola Takes Pair of Games Osceola's Indians won a pair of games over the weekend Saturday night, the Osceolans defeated Matthews Insurance of Memphis, 8-1. Sunday at Light Brigade Field here, the Indians defeated tardy Newport,' 13-4. Saturday, McAfee had a two- run homer. Dean Wagner and Roger Sledge, each had two hits. Max Briley had three. Sunday's seven • inning affair featured two-run homers by Danny Williams and Joe Bratcher. + * * Terry Baker had a perfect four tat (our. Briley again got three hits and Richard Gaines went two lor three. Thursday night at Osceola, the Indium will host Lambert Dodge of West Memphis in an 8 o'clock eootut. son. He's turned that around, and then some, but still is dissatisfied with his work. 'I'm not pitching as well as last year," he said. "The difference is this year I've had more runs scored for me. But it's not my best year. I'm ahead in victories, arid I guess that's what everyone looks at." * * * In the only other American League game, Baltimore defeated California 4-1. Three of the Indians' six hits off Kaat came in the first inning when they scored both of their runs. But the Twins tied it, then went ahead with a four-run sixth inning. Baltimore and California were scoreless until the Orioles rallied for two runs in the sixth. Boog Powell singled, Frank Robinson doubled and Brooks Robinson was walked purposely, loading the bases. The first run crossed on Jim Fregosi's error and the second on a double-play grounder. Ralston Among Contenders By GEOFFREY MILLER Associated Press Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon's tennis king is dead. And Dennis Ralston, United .tales No. 1 tennis star, is right in there fighting for the vacated crown. Roy Emerson, the wiry Australian who has won the Wimbledon title for two years running, was eliminated Monday by countryman Owen Davidson. Emerson took a tumble during the opening set of his. quarter-final against Davidson, and strained a ligament in his left shoulder. The partly crippled champion went out 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6. Three players now have the chance to break the Australian domination of Wimbledon — Ralston, Spain's Manuel Santana and South Africa's Cliff Drysdale. Ralston plays Drysdale or Tony Roche, .another Australian, in the semifinals. Santana has to play Ken Fletcher of Australia in the quarter-finals, and the winner will take on Davidson in the other semifinal. Ralston played his best tennis of the tournament Monday, crushing Bob Hewitt of Australia, 7-5, 6-2, 11-9 in the quarter finals. Ralston's service — a night mare at times last week — was in good shape at last. He hit five aces and 38 service winners, and at the same time collared Hewitt's service and scored points with a stream of effective returns. In last year's tournament, Ralston was eliminated by Emerson in the semifinals. The last American to win the Wimbledon title was Chuck Me Kinley in 1963. otherwise, the Australians have an unbroken run of success since 1960. BATTING LEADERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (150 at bats) — Cle mente, Pittsburgh, .332; Stargell, Pittsburgh, .323. Runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 56; Hart, San Francisco, 50. Runs batted in — Aaron, Atlanta, 62; Mays, San Francisco, 49. Hits - Alou, Atlanta, 97; Clemente, Pittsburgh, 90. Doubles — Mays, San Francisco, 17; Wynn, Houston, 16. Triples — McCarver, St. Louis, 9; Alou, Pittsburgh, 7. Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 24; Hart, San Francisco, 19. Stolen bases — Wills, Los Angeles, 29; Brock, St. Louis, 25. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (150 at bats) - Sny. der, Baltimore, .338; F. Robinson, Baltimore, .335.. Runs — F. Robinson, Baltimore, 56; Agee, Chicago, 50. Runs batted in — B. Robinson, Baltimore, 63; Scott, Boston, 47. Hits — B. Robinson, Baltimore, 86 ;F. Robinson, Baltimore, 85. Doubles — Yastrzemski, Boston, 21; F. Robinson, Baltimore, 17. Triples — McAuliffe, Detroit, 7; Foy, Boston; Agee, Chicago and Campaneris, Kansas City 6. Home runs — F. Robinson Baltimore, and Scott, Boston 18. Stolen bases — Agee, Chica go, 21; Campaneris, Kansas Ci 15. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (1 decisions) —Pe ry, San Francisco, 10-1, .909; Koufax, Los Angeles, 14.2, .875. Strikeouts — Gibson, St. Louis, 144; Koufax, Los Angeles, 144. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (7 decisions) —Watt, Baltimore, 6-1, .857; Sanford California, and Barber, Baltimore, 8-2, .800. Strikeouts — Richert, Wash ington, 113; Boswell, Minnesota, 95. MAJOR LEAGUE" STANDINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W.L. Pcl-.GB. San Fran 46 27 .630 - 'ittsburgh ... 40 29 .580 4 Los Angeles .. 40 31 .563 5 Houston 39 33 .542 6V4 >hila 37 34 .521 8 Cincinnati .. 35 35 .500 9Vi St. Louis ... 33 37 .471 11% Atlanta 33 42 .440 14 New York .. . 29 38 .433 14 Chicago .... 2248 .314 22'/i Monday's Results Chicago 5, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 3, Los Angeles 1 San Francisco 2, St. Louii 1 Pittsburgh 8 Houston 5 Only games scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia at New York, N Houslon at Pittsburgh, N Chicago at Atlanta, N Los Angeles at Cincinnati, N San Francisco at St. Louis, N Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at ew York Houston at Pittsburgh, N Chicago at Atlanta Los Angeles at Cincinnati, N San Francisco at St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W.L. Pct..GB. Baltimore ... 48 .4 .667 Detroit 43 26 .623 3% Ileveland .... 41 28 .594 5% Jalifornia ... 38 .4 .528 10 Minnesota .... 34 36 .486 13 Jhicago 32 37 .464 MVi New York .... 30 ?7 .448 15H Kansas City .. 30 40 .429 17 Washington ... 30 43 .411 18'/4 Boston 25 46 .352 22V' 2 Monday's Results Minnesota 6, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 4, California 1 Only games scheduled Today's Games Detroit at California, N Baltimore at Kansas City, N Cleveland at Minnesota, N Washington at Chicago, N New York at Boston, Wednesday's Games Detroit at California, N Baltimore at Kansas City, N Cleveland at Minnesota, ,N Washington at Chicago. N New York at Boston, N Santo Okay After Surgery CHICAGO (AP) - Third baseman Ron Santo was resting comfortably following surgery Santo said from his hospital _c i.:_ * l.._j »l 1. l.^ln.. ntiA UnJ Hiil tPiolien- rlirl nni tliWMI/ flf of his fractured cheek today and it remained only, a mailer of time before he will be back in two short of the Cub record of 27 set by Hack Wilson in 1929. that Fisher did not throw at him intentionally despite the faci the two clubs had engaged in throwing beanballs before the Chicago Cubs' line-up. Santo's string of 390 consecu- j Santo was hit, five games for the Cubs ended ' * * in the first game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets when he was hit by a pitch by Jack Fisher. * * * The peppery Cub captain, however, had singled in the first inning of the game to keep alive his streak of hitting in 25 successive games which left him Santo predicted he'd be out of the hospital in a week and back in uniform in 10 days. Meanwhile, the Cubs brought up infielder Ron Campbell from Tacbma of the Pacific Coast League to fill in for Sanlo and made room for Campbell by shipping utility infielder Joe Amalfitano to Tacoma. Boom Boom Is Ready By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion, looking trim and apparently anxious for action, is ready to lead the New York Rangers out of tiie National Hockey League cellar. "I didn't come here to play for a loser," said the great right winger who scored 371 goals in 14 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens before retiring two years ago to coach the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League. The Rangers claimed Geoffrion on waivers from Montreal after the longtime NHL star decided to make a comeback as a player. "Geoffrion still has a lot of good hockey left in him," said Ranger General Manager Emile Francis. "I'm delighted we could hire him." Geoffrion said he thought he had retired from hockey too soon. "I was only 33," he said, "but some people thought I was over the hill. "I took the Quebec coaching job with an eye on the Montreal job," Geoffrion admitted. "1 coached the Aces to two first- place finishes and they called me in and said 'if you've got another offer, take it'." Geoffrion, fuming at the Aces' management, decided to make a comeback as a player. Because waivers were not obtained in 1964 when he was placed on the voluntarily retired list, he was available at the ?30,000 price and the Rangers made their claim. * * * Boom Boom, fifth highest goal scorer in NHL history, said Ted Lindsay's successful comeback with Detroit two years ago helped influence his decision to play again. Lindsay scored 14 goals after a four-year layoff. "If he could play that well at 39, I can do it at 35. And don't foreget, he was away four years. I've only missed two seasons." MINORS— Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W. L. Pet. G.B. Amarillo Arkansas El Paso Albuquerque Austin Dal-FW 42 28 39 31 36 34 35 36 . 30 40 . 29 42 .600 .557 .514 .493 .429 .408 3 6 1>& 12 13% Monday's Results Amarillo 6, Dallas-Fort Worth i El Paso 7, Albuquerque 2 Arkansas 1, Austin 0 Today's Games Dallas-Fort Worth at Amaril a El Paso at Albuquerque Arkansas at Austin lo PACIFIC COAST Oklahoma City 13, Tacorna 7 Seattle at Vancouver, rain INTERNATIONAL Toledo 8, Toronto 4 Columbus 5, Buffalo 4, 12 in nings Richmond 5, Rochester 1 OPEN 24 HOURS Jumbo Hamburger and French Fries Special 480 M&R BRACKIN CAFE 3RD & RAILROAD AIR CONDITIONED PO 3-9929 Bnlldlng Formerly Occupied by BQone Cleaners Try before you boy! SKIDMORE PIANO CO. 101 E. Main St. Phone PO 3-7971 •Let Justice roll down M On water* «nd richlcoiuncH M • nighty itream" Amoi eh. 1-14. ELECT IRHEST L (t. U HOLLAWAY Coralm Circuit Judge. FMKJ«B N*. 1 Second JriteUI DMrM Dedicated to Mr tad tapirttil trlali Cofionwood Raceway Int. 55 & Hiway 140 OSCEOLA, ARK. Racing this Friday & Each Friday Night Time Trials — 6:30 p.m. Races —8:15 p.m. All New Track Steel Bleachers Class «C" Stockers and Class "A" Super Modi- tied from a 5-State Area. THl FASTEST QUARTER-MIL! GUMBO TRACK INTHt SOUTH COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JtTNE 28, 19M § PA&B EIGHT § iniinntnnwinniuninituinni Mon. Stars IIIIIIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIilllllllnWIHIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING — Willie Mays, San Francisco, hit his 522nd career homer, placing him third on the all-time list, as the Giants edged St. Louis 2-1. PITCHING - Jim Kaat, Minnesota, pitched a six-hitter in the Twins' 6-2 triumph over Cleveland. Little The American League all- stars smashed the National's Saturday in the annual Little League All-Star game. The score was 15-1. Baguley was among the pitchers for the winners, who got 15 runs on a like number of hits. The American pitchers recorded an amazing 23 strikeouts in the nine - inning game. Abbott, Tolley and Abbott were listed as other pitchers for the Americans. R§m§ their seventh win igalnrt one loss. Danny Beck was the catcher. Gardner received credit for the win. Dale Stewart ana Sieve Franks were on the mound for the losers with Stewart being docked with the loss. Franks and Stewart shared the catching for the Wings. Wings record is now 3-6. Pony action will be resumed tonight at Light Brigade Field with a doubleheader matching Eagles against Tigers at 5:30 and Owls against Bears at 8. Ark-Mo defeated North 61 6-5 last night. Ark-Mo scored two in the first inning and two in the fifth and sixth. North 61 got ont in the first, two in the second and one each in the fourth and sixth. Ark-Mo had only five hits, while the losers got eight. Legion whitewashed Zenite, 11-0. Legion got ,13 hits and posted markers in every inning except the third. The most damage was done in a six-run outburst in the fifth. Baker and Peyton pitched the shut-ou. 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PO 3-8345 Why should our son have a newspaper route? The living is good. Plenty of money, nice home, nice furnishings, another salary raise in sight; we've never had it so good. Why should our too. manage a newspaper route? Most any educator or businessman will teH you why in three simple words it builds character. Oftentimes the youngster who grows up in comfortable circumstances and who gets his weekly "handout" from dad never realizes the value of money or the efforts required to make it and manage it, until he's on his own. By then attitudes and habits are difficult to reverse. But the newspaperboy quickly learns valuable lessons that stick. While making money on a newspaper route is important, the experience of getting* the-job-done-no-matter-what is more important. When through route management, responsibility and self-confidence are acquired at this early age, a newspaperboy has an advantage over other youngsters that no amount of money can buy. If you're still wondering whether your son would benefit from newspaper route management, ask a community businessman or civic leadec, or better still, phone our Circulation Department. Blytkev'dle Courier News

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