The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 2, 1966
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Bad Night For Sandy By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer It was a bad night for Sandy Koufax. Al Jackson grabbed his spotlight, Claude Raymond snatched his earned run crown and Woody Fryman slole his thunder. Koufax, aimed for victory No. 15 and the halfway point of a potential 30-victory season, went down to his third defeat as the Los Angeles Dodgers bowed to Jackson and the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Friday night. Jackson grabbed the spotlight with a six-Miter — he allowed cnly one base runner to reach second — despite the fact the Dodger left-hander allowed one less hit. But one of the bit? off Koufax was Mike Shannon's two-run homer, and that was Koufax came up a loser in the seventh Cepeda inning when singled and Orlando Shannon that. The two runs allowed by Koufax also raised his earned run average to 1.60 and let Raymond sneak in to the National League leadership with a 1.56 mark after preserving Houston's 2-1, 12-inning victory over Cincinnati with a scoreless inning of relief work. Fryman, meanwhile, turned In the night's best performance by pitching a one-hitter in Pittsburgh's 12-0 victory over the New York Mets, facing the minimum '27 batters and hurling perfect ball after Ron Hunt stroked a leadoff single in the first inning. Another strong pitching effort Was made by Philadelphia's Larry Jackson, who checked the Chicago Cubs on eight hits, but It was anything but a pitchers' night at San Francisco, where the Giants downed Atlanta 9-5 in a game interrupted for 11 minutes by fog. giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiigiinitiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiii!! j COURIER NEWS | SPOILS g SATDRDAT, JtTLT 1, 1SU § 3 PAGE «DC § = = IiiiiiiiinmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiimiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil followed with his fifth bomer. Oddly, it was Koufax' third loss at home — he is 8-0 on the road and 6-3 in Dodger Stadium — but the Dodgers have been able to get him only one run in the trio of defeats. Unbeaten Mike Cuellar, seeking victory No. 7, allowed the Reds only three hits until Raymond took over the Astros' pitching chores in the 12th. He had it easy, Houston scoring in the bottom of the inning on Bob Aspromonte's single and a dou- be by Bob Lillis. Hunt got the only hit off Fryman with a bouncer up the middle that just eluded shortstop Gene Alley. Hunt then was thrown out stealing and the 23- year-old rookie southpaw did not allow another Met to reach base in bringing his record to 6- Short's back In the winner's circle for the first time in six years. McDowell, Cleveland's sore- armed southpaw ace, pitched a two-hitter and struck out 13 Friday night for his first complete game victory since May 1 as the Indians blanked the California Angels 5-0. Short, who hadn't won a game in the majors since Aug. 6, 1960, marked his return to the Baltimore Orioles with a six-hit 2-0 over Minnesota, cam- a doubleheader sweep 3. The Pirates lashed 18 hits, including homers by Jose Pagan, Bill Mazeroski and Donn Clendenon, in winning their sixth straight. The Phillies' Jackson got all the support he needed to beat his former Cub teammates from Bill White, who hit a homer, singed in another run and scored twice. The fog lifted at Candlestick 'ark in time for every one to :°e the Braves hand the Giants he game in the eighth inning after building a 5-4 lead. A wild pitch by Ted Abernathy let Don Landrum score the tying run and an error by Woody Woodward let Willie MeCo- vey cross with the go-ahead run. The Braves then presented the Giants with three more runs on a bases-loaded walk issued by Chi Chi Olivo and another error by Woodward. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Sam McDowell has crossed the finish line for the first time in two months — but for real endurance, it'd be hard t» top Billy Short. A RETIRING GUY—Los Angeles' Jim Gilliam found himself without a glove when called out of retirement this spring. Last year, after retiring for the second time, Gilliam's glove was sent to the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. Game Name: Putting And Mickey Ain't ' MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The name of the game is putting, and that could cause jitters for co-leaders Mickey Wright and surprising Sandra Spuzich as the United States Women's Open golf championship moves into the third round today. Four-time champion Miss Wright and Miss Spuzich, an Indianapolis pro without a cir- Joyce Kazmierski of Michigan State, 1963 Open champion Mary Mills and pros Sharon Miller and Peggy Wilson. * * * "I never quite played a round like this," said Miss Wright after she three-putted five greens and used 38 putts in all for a 78 Friday. Mickey had opened Thursday with the only subpar victory pleting for the American League leaders. The 28-year-old left-hander, recalled by the Orioles from their Rochester farm club ear lier in the week, was making his first major-league appearance in four years. He had no recort in 1962, his first go-around with Baltimore, after a 3-5 rookie season with the New York Yankees in 1960. McDowell, the AL strikeout king in 1965, tied teammate Gary Bell for the league's single-game high this year with his 13 against the Angels. Sudden Sam, who as been sidelined on and off since May 25, had not started a. game in two weeks and had not won since June 11. "Thank God I'm back again," he said after scattering two singles for his sixth victory against two losses. "I'm more than happy I was able to get through it." McDowell, however, isn't certain his arm troubles are over. 'It didn't hurt while I was pitching," he said. "It did between innings though, and it aches now. We will have to find out tomorrow or the day after." Short was ready to call it a career in the spring after failing to make the Baltimore varsity. | He was going to take a job with a recreational agency but Orioles Manager Hank Bauer talked him into sticking it out through the season. "Right now, that recreation job is the farthest thing from my mind," he said after Friday's victory. The Orioles, who beat the Twins 4-1 in the twi-night opener before Short spun his shutout, stretched their league lead to five games over the second- place Detroit Tigers, who divided a doubleheader with Kansas City. The Tigers took the first game 8-5 but dropped the nightcap 5-4. Chicago nipped Boston 2-1 in 13 innings and New York topped Washington 8-6. * * * McDowell, who had lasted ony four innings in his previous start against New York June 16, breezed past the Angels in two hours and 11 minutes. He gave up a lead-off single to Jose Cardenal in the first inning, a single to Rick Reichardt in the fifth and issued one walk. Rocky Colavito provided file offensive punch with a two-run homer and two-run single against loser Dean Chance. Short, given a two-run lead in the first inning, held the Twins hitless until the fourth, struck out fve and didn't walk a man : He was in trouble only in the sixth, when two Minnesota runners were thrown out on the bases. Gates Brown drove in three runs with a single and sacrifice fly as Detroit won the opener behind Dennis McLain, who ran his league-leading victory total to 12. Gary Peters scored the winning run for Chicago on catcher Mike Ryan's. passed ball with two out in the 13th. Bob Locker was the winner in relief. Mickey Mantle cracked three hits, including his fifth homer in four games, and Joe Pepitone hit a two-run homer as the Yankees built an early 8-2 lead and held off the Senators. AT THE SUMMIT—Three-fourths of the Pittsburgh Pirates' infield hold tlieir own summit conference to discuss the fine art of infielding. The master, Bill Mazeroski, right explains a point to third baseman Bob BaikK left, and shortstop Gene Alley; MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L- Pet. G.B. San Fran. . Pittsburgh . Los Angeles Philadel. ... Houston ...» Cincinnati St. Louis ... Atlanta ... New York Chicago 49 28 .'4429 41 33 34- 45 .636 .603 .554 .547 .526 .493 .479 .430 .408 .315 3 6V4 7 8% 11 12 16 17 24 23 50 Friday's Results Pittsburgh 12, New York 0 Philadelphia 7, Chicago 0 Houston 2, Cincinnati 1, 12 innings St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 0 San Francisco 9, Atlanta S Today's Games Pittsburgh at New York Chicago at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Houston, day- night St. Louis at Los Angeles, N Atlanta at San Francisco Sunday's Games Pittsburgh at New York, 2 Chicago at Philadephia Cincinnati at Houston St. Louis at Los Angees Atlanta at San Francisco Monday's Games New York at Philadelphia, twi-night Pittsburgh at Chicago, 2 Atlanta at Houston Cincinnati at Los Angeles St. Louis at San Francisco, 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore „ Detroit ....^ Cleveland .. lalifornia .. Ihicago ..... Minnesota .. 'Jew York .. Kansas City Washington Boston .••.. W. 52 45 44 39 34 35 . 32 . 32 31 27 Pet. G.B- .675 .616 5 .603 6 .520 12 .472 15V 2 .467 .451 .427 .408 .360 16 17 19 20% 24 miimiimmffliiimimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisitiiiiiiiHiiiiniiiiMiiiiiu LITTLE ROCK TEAM IN WEEKEND VISIT With the cooperation of the weather, American Legion baseball fans will have what may be their biggest weekend of the year. Colonial Bakery, a top Legion team from Little Rock, comes to town today. They meet the Dud Casons of Dwight Williams at 7:30 tonight and then tomorrow play a double-header. First game begins at 1:30. Light Brigade Field is the scene. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiinmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiii' BATTING LEADER? NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (150 at bats) - Alou, Pittsburg, .332; Stargell, Pittsburg, .329. Runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 58; lart, San Francisco, 52. Runs batted in—Aaron, Atlan- a, 62; Mays, San Francisco, 51. Hits-Alou, Atlanta, 102; Clemente, Pittsburg, 94. Doubles—Mays, San Francis co, 18; Wynn and Bateman, Houston and Alou. Atlanta, 16. Triples—McCarver, St. Louis, ); Alou, Pittsburg and Brock, St. Louis, 7. Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 24; Hart, San Francisco, 20. Stolen bases—Wills, Los An geles, 30; Brock, St. Louis, 26. Friday's Results New York 8, Washington 6 Chicago 2, Boston 1, 13 innings Cleveland 5, California 0 •Baltimore 4-2, Minnesota 1-0 Detroit 8-4, Kansas City, 5-6 Today's Games Boston at Chicago, N Kansas City at Detroit California at Cleveland, N New York at Washington Minnesota at Baltimore, 2, -wi-night Sundaq's Games Boston at Chicago, 2 Kansas City at Detroit, 2 California at Ceveand, 2 New York at Washington Minnesota at Baltimore, twi- night Monday's Games California at Detroit, N Minnesota at Cleveland, N Kansas City at Baltimore, twi- night Chicago at New York, 2 Washington at Boston, 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (150 at bats)—Snyder, Jaltimore, .335; F. Robinson Baltimore. .321. Runs — F. Robinson, Baltimore, 60; Agee, Chicago and Aparicib, Baltimore, 52. Runs batted in—B. Robinson, Baltimore, 64; Scott, Boston 50. Hits—B. Robinson, Baltimore. 92; F. Robinson, Baltimore and Oliva, Minnesota, 88. Doubles — Yastrzemski, Bos- ion, 24; F. Robinson, Baltimore, IS. Triples — McAuliffe, Detroit, 7; Foy> Boston, Agee, Chicago, and Campaneris, Kansas City. 6. Home runs—F. Robinson, Baltimore, 19; Scott, Boston, 18. Stolen bases—Agee, Cicago, 21; Campaneris, Kansas City, 15. PITCHING 'RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (7 decisions)—Perry, San Francisco, 11-1, .909; Knowles, Piladelpia and Blass, Pittsburg, 6-1, .857. Strikeouts — Koufax, Los Angeles, 154; Gibson, St. Louis, 144. Slim, Tense Billie on Stage By ROBERT JONES WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Billie Jean King — slimmer and tenser — tried today to save he face of United States tennis and keep the Wimbledon singles itles from becoming an all-lat- n triumph. The Long Beach, Calif., play- ir met Maria Bueno of Brazil in he final of the women's singles with the memory of Friday's men's finals victory of Manuel lantana of Spain to spur her on. Santana beat her fellow-Califor- lian, Dennis Ralston. It was Maria's fifth Wimbledon final. She won in 1959-60 and 964, and lost to Margaret Smith if Australia last year. It was Billie Jean's second. Her pre- r ious final brought defeat, also at the hands of Margaret Smith, hree years ago. She got re- renge for that Thursday, defeat- ng Miss Smith in two easy sets. Neither Billie Jean nor Maria :an say exactly how often they lave met. Billie Jean says 'about eight. times and we're evel." Maria says "About seven times and I've just got the edge." If their meeting today comes up to the men's final between antana and Ralston, it will -nake the 80th Wimbledon hampionships a tournament to emember. * * * Santana and Ralston, in a display of elegant stroke play, trong serving and rapier-like riving, gave the crowd one of he most memorable finals iince World War II. Not since the last European, T aroslav Drobny, won in 1954, ias the center court crowd oared so loud as when Spani- he cheerful and relaxed Spaniard, finally defeated Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif., 6-4, 11-9, 6-4. The 1966 Wimbledon has also een memorable for being the irst tournament for 11 years Pitcing (7 decisions)—Watt, Baltimore, 6-1, .857; Barber, Baltimore, -92, .818. Strikeouts — Richert, Washington, 114; McDowell, Cleveland, 106. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE CM. 1420 Onion A™ Phnne 274-MOC MMnpnlB 4, TeaneUM Call tea Free Consultation, nsurance for tstate Planning Key Man, 'artnershlp an corporation. Group. Pension, Retirement and Hospltallzatlmi cuit victory in four years, were | round, a 71, thus far posted over tied at 149 to pace a field of 34 pros and 10 amateurs by two strokes at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Runnersup at 151 were defending champion Carol Mann and veteran pro Clifford Ann Creed. A foursome was knotted at 152, including the leading Unaleur, ne wcollegiate champ the 4-year-old Hazeltine course. "I hit 14 greens, but that was when my troubles started," explained Mickey, who is seeking an unprecedented fifth U. S. Open crown. "I just went ker- plunk on the greens, which have real heavybladed grass and by mid-afternoon get terribly spike marked." SEAT COVERS 500 SETS $10 to $30 INSTALLED CLEAR PLASTIC 70 SETS $20 INSTALLED GILBERTS 00 E. Main — PO 3-6742 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, July 5 Adults 75c — Children 25e STARTING TIME — 8:30 WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP TAG TEAM MATCH AL COSTELLO And HERB WELCH — Vs.— CHIN LEE And LUKE GRAHAM First Match 60 Minute Time Limit Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Luke Graham — Vs.— Chin Lee MINORS— Minor League Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PACIFIC COAST San Diego 3, Portland 0 Oklaoma City 3, Denver 2 Tacoma 1, Indianapolis 0 Poenix 10, Hawaii 4 Vancouver 3-0, Seattle 2-1 Spokane 5, Tulsa 2 Toronto 5-10, Toledo 4-6 Buffalo 2-1, Columbus 0-8 Syracuse 4, Ricmond 3, 10 nnings Jacksonville 7, Syracuse 6 Rain Stalls Glut Four Ball 'Ut« rains shorten- Country Club'a four-ball member tour- yesterday, but a 113- hofe in, we gave the con- d. fans wmething to other than interrupts. oM OMfce, com{ ttw <M Air Div«Weh headquarters at Air Fwce Base, used a wed|e on the par three hole of the new BCC links, His playing partners — Jack Webb, Jim Branscum and Robert Grady — watched as toe ball arced high in the air and disappeared in the hole on the fly. It was his first hole in one in 30 years of golf. Players whose matches were shortened by the rain were called bask to the course early this morning to complete their matches. They'll begin second-round play this afternoon, if they can without an Australian in either he men or women's finals. The last Aussie representative n the men's singles was Owem )avidson, beaten by Santana in he semifinals. The men's doubles final after he girls have finished today will be an all-Australian affair letween Ken Fletcher and John tevcombe, and Davidson and Jill Bowrey. In the women's doubles the op seeded Australianes, Miss Imith an Judy Tegart play Jaria Bueno and Nancy Richey Dallas, Tex., while in the nixed doubles, Fletcher and Miss Smith play the U. S. pair Df Ralston and Mrs. King. dodge the rain. The pre-touraament favorite - C. E. Campbell and Jim Smothermon wOn their first contest and were among those who completed play yesterday. They defeated Wallace Hoke and J. W. Adams. In other completed action: J. C. Guard and E. B. Get, ST., defeated Skeeter Bishop and Frank Whitworth; Jada McGuire and Jinunie Stevenson defeated A. H. McMamn and J. C. Rawlins. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - William Eckert, commissioner of baseball' toured the Astrodome Friday night and watched hia first indoor baseball game a* the Houston Astros defeated th« Cincinnati Beds 2-1 in 11 innings. "I'm impressed with the Scoreboard," Eckert said. "I'm impressed with what the scoreboard says, the impact of it. But as for its effect on opposing = teams, I have no comment." BARBECUE SPECIAL July 2-3-4 Goat - Ribs - Chicken GRACY GROCERY LE 2-5321 GASOLINE Price Reduction ETHYL 31 Reg. Gas Priced LESS Eastside MFA East Hwy. 18 BIytheville, Arkansas Vernell Morgan USE VER Ph. RE 8-2617 Free estimates Senath, Mo. BASEBALL JULY 4th 3 BIG GAMES LIGHT BRIGADE FIELD 1 P.M. Wings vs. Bears 2:30 P.M. Eagles vs. Tigers 4 P.M. Owls vs. Rams See Every Pony Team And Player In Action July 4th Tickets Available From All Pony League Players and Coaches THIS AD SPONSORED BY BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. GENERAL MACHINE WORK & WELDING • TOOL AND DIE WORK • HEAT TREATING • ENGINEERING And DESIGNING BARKSDALE 325 South Broadway Manufacturing and Machine Works PO 2-2911

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