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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 8, 1966
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Mantle Uses His Pull For Yank Win f |y ED SCHUYLER JR. ~ lAssbciated Press Sports Writer ,' Mickey Mantle, who has trouble adjusting to Yankee Stadium rafter returning from a road trip"', adjusted just in. time to save"the Yankees from further embarrassment. "I", never like coming back here;-" Mantle said after New .York defeated Boston 5-2 Thursday night. "It's tough adjusting to Kris park. You always try to puirtheball." Try or not to pull the ball, that's exacty what Mantle did with two out in the ninth inning, and it sailed into the right-field seats for a three-run homer. The blast, only Mantle's second hit in 18 at bats since returning to New York July 4 after a"road trip in,which he hit eight homers in six games, kept ,/ihe last-place Red Sox from ' sweeping the four-game series. This year, for the first time Bince 1953 Mantle was not named to the American League All-Star team, but he has no regrets. "I .can use the rest, he said. "Those other guys deserve it more. I just had that one hot jveek." . * * * In the only other AL action, the Chicago White Sox defeated Washington 8-5 and Detroit fdged Minnesota 4-3. Going into fee bottom of the Dinffl at Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox had a 2-0 lead, built Svberi Tony Conigliaro scored on a force out in the fourth and singled home a run in the ninth. Then after one out, Hollie Sheldon walked two Yankees and Don McMahon came in to pitch. Pinch hitter Jake Gibbs singled home a run and moved the other runner to third. Tom Tresh. followed with a sacrifice fly to tie it. Then after Bobby Richardson singled, Mantle unloaded his 16th homer of the season. Bill Freehan singled in th e sixth and scored on a ground out as Detroit ended a five- game losing streak and snapped a three-game winning string for the Twins. * * * Al Kaline hit a two-run homer, his 18th, and Willie Morton doubed home a run for the Tigers. Rich Rollins hit his sixth homer and Harmon Killebrew belted his 16th and doubled home another run for the Twins. The White Sox built up an 8-0 lead behind Tommy John and then held on to edge the Senators, who scored Kiree runs in the seventh and a pair In the eighth. John Romano hit two doubles and drove in a pair of runs and Don Buford and Tommy Agee each got fiiree hits for Chicago. Don Lock homered for the Senators. By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Good hit, no throw. That's the story of Don Drysdale's latest effort, but the hitting overcame the throwing and enabled Drysdale and the Los Angeles Dodgers to overcome Atlanta 3-2 Thursday night. Drysdale, who has had numerous pitching problems this season, added some more to his list in the first Wt innings against the Braves, throwing wild twice and hitting a batter once. In the last four innings, though, the hitting took over as he rapped singles three times. The big right-hander's difficulties started in the third inning with two Braves on base and two out. Drysdale tried to pick Frank Boiling off second, but the throw went wide and the Braves had two runners in scoring position. Drysdale ttien hit Mack Jones with a pitch, loading the bases, before Hank Aaron cracked a two-run single. The Dodgers' onetime ace uncorked another wild pickoff throw with a man on and two out in the fifth, but this time he pitched out of it. * * * Drysdale the hitter then took over. He led off the bottom of the fifth with a single and reached second, then led off the seventh with a single and reached third. But Los Angeles didn't get a run either time. He persisted, though, and one of his bits finally produced a run. With the game tied 2-2, Wes Parker at third and two but in /JAickey Left Off Star team at Club Request he eighth inning, Drysdale ounded to short and beat It ut for a run-scoring single. In other National League ames Thursday, San Francisco utslugged Cincinnati 7-5, Chiago edged Pittsburgh 5-4 and ew York topped Phiadelphia 6. * * .* Drysdale, winning his sixth ame against 11 losses, left for pinch runner after his third it. He allowed five hits in eight inings, and Phil Regan stopped tlanta in the ninth. Maury 'ills had a run-producing single or the Dodgers while Jim Le- bvre contributed a sacrifice y. Cincinnati grabbed a 5-0 lead ver San Francisco, but the iants roared back on two-run omers by Tito Fuentes, Willie ays and Cap Peterson. Tom aller added a bases-empty omer for the Giants while Leo ardenas connected with two on r the Reds. Pittsburgh led Chicago 3-0, ut fee Cubs came from behind, oo. A three-run rally in the sev- nth gave them a 5-3 margin, rnie Banks doubled in the first •un, and Byron Browne singled cross the second and scored third on Randy Hundley's acrifice fly. New York blew a five-run ad, saw Philadelphia tie the ame 6-6 on Bob Uecker's ghth-inning homer, but then on it with three runs in the inth. Al Luplow doubled in the e-breaking run for the Mets, nd Larry Elliot's double rought in two more runs. St. Louis. Minnesota By DAVE O'HARA BOSTON (AP) - Mickey Mantle, the New York Yankees' aging and ailing but sttl dangerous slugger, was left off the American League All-Star team for the first time in 13 years today as the squad was filled for the annual classic with the National League next Tuesday at „„„.„,„ Manager Sam Mele", who will direct the American All-Stars in St. Louis' Busch .Stadium, named Carl Yastrzem- ' gki of the Boston Bed Sox, Rocky Golavito of the Cleveland Indians and rookie Tommie Agee of the Chicago White Sox SE reserve outfielders. The 35-year-old Mantle, who ranks seventh in baseball's all- time Ihome run derby with 488, reportedly was omitted by Mele at the request of the Yankees. Bothered by a shoulder ailment and a chronic knee condition, .Mantle got off to a slow few days later and, despite a pulled groin muscle, along with his other physical troubles, set a major league record by hitting eight homers in six games. The spree boosted his season home run total to 15. Mantle appeared in All-Star games from 1953 through 1962, and then again in. 1964. He was named to the 1963 and 1965 squads, but withdrew because of injuries. I * * * YastrzemsM, struggling to end a prolonged slump which dipped his average to the low .260s, was fourth in the balloting which named Frank Robinson of Baltimore, Tony Oliva of Minnesota and Al Kaline of Detroit as the starting outfielders. Yaz appeared in the 1963 All-Star game. He was selected last year, but withdrew because of injury. Colavito, eighth in the voting was named for the third tion .Mantle got on 10 a siow was unuieu «•» "«• -—start this season and was hitting | straight year and the seventh , i _„ _) M «» men Artao B 93.voar.rtln only .250 when players, managers and coaches voted the starting fielders June 22. However, he got hot at bat a since 1959. Agee, a 23-year-old sensation, was chosen as tfie White Sox' lone representative despite his 10th place choice by opposing players, managers and coaches. Mele picked.the Twins' Ear Battey and Baltimore rookie Andy Etchebarren to back up starting catcher Bill Freeban of Detroit. Mele followed the voting In picking Norm Cash of Detroit as his first baseman behind rookie starter George Scott of Boston; second baseman Bobby Rich ardson of New York behind the Angels' Bobby Knoop, and Min nesota slugger Harmon Kille brew as understudy to thin baseman Brooks Robinson o Baltimore. Killebrew wa named for the sixth year ant Richardson for the fifth. The Twins' manager dug dee and selected Jim Fregosi of th Angels as his No. 2 shortsto behind the Tigers' Dick McAu liffe. Detroit placed five on the 25 player team. Baltimore an Minnesota each had four plaj ers chosen; Cleveland three California, Boston and Ne York two each, and Chicagi Kansas City and Washingto one each.. N.L Roster Now Full; Lefebvre for Morgan BATTING LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting 1(75 at bats) - Alou, 'ittsburgh, .335; Clemente. 'ittsburgh, .324. Runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 63; Alou, Atlanta, and Allen, Philadelphia, 54. Runs batted in—Aaron- Atlanta, 66; Mays, San Francisco, 57. Hits-Alou, Atlanta 110; Clemente, Pittsburgh, 103. Doubles—Mays, San Franeis:p, 18; Alou, Atlanta, and Calli on, Philadelphia, 17. Triples—McCarver, St. Louis 9; Brock, St. Louis, and Alou Ittsburgh, 7. Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta 25; Torre, Atlanta, 21. Stolen bases—Wills, Los An geles, 30; Brock, St. Louis, 29. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (175 at bats)—Snyder Baltimore, .344; Kaline. Detroit .315. Runs — F. Robinson, Balti more, 65; Aparicio, Baltimore 58. Runs batted in—B. Robinson Baltimore, 67; Powell,' Balti more, 66. Hits—B. Robinson, Baltimore 101; Oliva, Minnesota. 97. Doubles — Yastrzemski, Bos ton, 25; B. Robinson, Baltimore 19. Triples — McAuliffe, Detroi 7; Foy and Scott, Boston; Age Chicago, and Campaneris, Kan sas City. 6. Home runs—F. Robinson, Ba timore, 20: Powell, Baltimore Scott, Boston, and Kaline, Di troit, 18. Stolen bases—Agee, Chica? 27; Campaneris, Kansas City 17. I By DON BANDY CINCINNATI (AP) - The National League's 25-man All- Star-isquad was completed to day "with the selection of 10 more players, including Los Angeles' Jim Lefebvre to replace Houston's injured Joe Morgan as the starting second baseman. The selections were made by Dodger Manager Walter Alston, who-picked Felipe Alou of Atlanta as a reserve first baseman-although he received votes as an outfielder in the players' '" A poll. ^Alston will manage the Na- -^tionais in the game Tuesday at 'St. Louis. 'Alston named outfielders Willie Stargell of'Pittsburgh, Curt Flood of St. Louis and Richie Allert of Philadelphia to back up the 'starting outfield of Hank Aaron of Atlanta, Willie Mays of San Francisco and Roberto Cle- niente of Pittsburgh. Additional players selected were shortstop Maury Wills of lM Angeles, second baseman Ron Hunt of New York and third baseman Jim Ray Hart of San Francisco, and catchers Tom Haller of the Giants and Tim McCarver of the Cardinals. The starting fielders and pitchers were . announced earlier. Lefebvre, Haller, Hart and McCarver will be making their first All-Star appearances. Morgan was the first choice in the voting for the starting team by players, manager and coaches, but broke his right kneecap and is still out of action. Lefebvre was the second choice. * • * Alston passed over Bill White of Philadelphia in naming Aley to back up starting first baseman Willie McCovey of San Francisco. White was second in yoting to McCovey. In the players' poll, Alou was sixth in the balloting for outfielders with 34 votes. He also has played first for Atlanta. Tradition has been that Ail- Star managers select the substi- tutes who were second in voting. But Alston made another exception, besides Alou, in choosing Hunt for second base. Hunt was sixth in the players' balloting. Bill Mazeroski of Pittsburgh was third behind Morgan and Lefebvre. * * * Wills will be making his fifth appearance on the All-star team. The Dodgers base-stealing artist was the starting shortstop last year. Stargell made the squad for the third time. Allen, Alou, Flood and Hunt will be making their second appearances. The competed roster gives San Francisco six All-Star representatives, the most of any National club. Atlanta, St. Louis, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh have three each; Philadelphia and Cincinnati, two each, and New York, Chicago and Houston, one each. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (7 decisions)—Perry San Francisco, 12-1, .923; Cue lar, Houston, 6-1, .857. Strikeouts — Koufax, Los An geles, 162; Gibson, St. Louis 145. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching 7 decisions - Wat and S. Miller, Baltimore, 6-: .857. Strikeouts—Richert, Washinj ton, 120; McDowell, Cleveland 119. MAJUK 1 t AC A I SI ANDINGt NATIONAL LEAGUE an Fran, . Pittsburgh . Angeles hiladel. ... iouston .... t. Louis ... Atlanta .... 'incinnatl ., :ew York . hicago W. L. 52 32 48 33 46 34 44 38 Pet. G.B. .616 .59} 2*4 .575 .537 .524 .481 .459 .450 .443 .313 4 7 8 1H4 13*4 14 1414 25 Thursday'i Results New York 9, Philadelphia « Chicago 5, Pittsburgh 4 San Francisco 7, Cincinnati & Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games New York at Pittsburgh, 2 twi- ight Philadelphia at Chicago Houston at St. Louis, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco, Saturday's Games New York at Pittsburgh Philadelphia at Chicago Houston at St. Louis, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. 56 27 .675 47 33 .588 7% 45 34 ;570 9 44 37 .543 11 38 42' .475 38 44 .463 , 36 45 .444 It was a narrow thing — that •4 victory which Blytheville's sicked up here last night gainst Newport. A bit of loose play by the isitors in the ninth inning got iie Dud Casons the win. Stan Williams, who continued Ms hot hitting, singled and even- ually scored the winning run n that final inning. Williams moved around on a r alk. . . . He was on .third when Bruce a t e m a n came to bat and grounded to .third, base, Wiliams broke for home'. The New- ort third baseman threw home, ut just a shade wide.. Williams still might have been ut, but the ball popped out of catcher's mitt and for this in the scorer gave him an er- or on the play. Pat Harper put the Casons on altimore etroit ... leveland alifornia hicago . [innesota :ansas City ew York . Washington oston 19 , 35 44 .443 19 35 48 .422 21 32 52 .381 24 l ,i Thursday's Results New York 5, Boston 2 Chicago 8, Washington 5 Detroit 4, Minnesota 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games Cleveland at Kansas City, N Detroit at Minnesota, N California at Baltimore, N Washington at New York, 2 wi-night Chicago at Boston, 2 twi-night Saturday's Games Cleveland at Kansas City Detroit at Minnesota California at Baltimore, 2 twilight Washington at New York Chicago at Boston Little Jaycees swamed over Zenite 13-1 yesterday. Tolley held the losers to three hits. Jaycees got 12 hits, includint five hits in the first which lei to six runs. They also got thre runs in the fourth and four ir te second. MIDGET Hawks pushed across threi runs in the fourth for a 3-2 win over Orioles last night Y.M.C.A Midget League. Winners threatened severa times, having no less than fou men thrown out at the plate. Orioles, on the other h a n were caught napping by the hie den ball trick in one of thei few threats in the third, havin two men caught off third, afte starting the inning with two hits Both teams came up with fin defensive flashes, in a wel played contest. PEl WEI Bunching four of their fiv hits in the third inning, Hornet stung Frogs 6-1 yesterday in Y.M.C.A Pee Wee game at Mid get Park. Winners tallied their first ru in the first inning, using a Fro error and a base knock. In the third, three passes t the first three batters set th stage for the Hornet scorin spree, four straight hits produc ing the runs. This afternoon at 6:30, Roos ters and Redskins are scheduled to make up a rained out game. Clos6 Thing For Casons the Scoreboard In the third inning when he homered following Bateman's walk. Harder also had two singles and was hit by pitches twice, giving him a perfect, if painful evening at the plate. For Newport, It was a bitter night. In the fifth inning, a Newport batter attempted to bunt with one out and men on first and third. Harper, the Cason catcher, dug the ball out of the dirt in front of the plate and tagged the oncoming base runner. The batter, meanwhile," figured the ball foul and stood idly by watching the proceedings. Harper put a tag on him and then everyone turned to Plate Umpire Smallridge for a ruling. Smallridge: Dot Germain Seeks Semifinal Berth COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Dorothy Germain of Blytheville, Ark., seeks a semi-final berth today in the Broadmoor Women's Invitational Golf Tournament when she battles Mrs. Carol Sorenson Flenniken of Denver. Mrs. Germain, also a quarterfinalist in the Trans-Mississippi Women's Amateur at Fort Smith, Ark., last month, stopped Sharon Moran of Carlsbad, Claif., 2 and 1 Thursday; Mrs. Flenniken beat Mrs. Nancy Roth Syms of Hollywood, Fla., 1-up. 1. Ruled .the ball fair. 2. Ruled the base runner from third out. 3. Ruled th« batsman out; and : . 4. Ruled Newport Coach Raymond Duncan out of the ball park for making so much noise about those • first three items listed above. * * * Newport is a vastly improved club, having added some new players since the Casons met them early in June. The Casons picked up nine hits last night. In addition to Harper's three safeties, Williams had two doubles and two'singles, walked once and fanp«d once. . Forrester and Bateman got the only other hits for C o a c h Dwight Williams' outfit. Jerry Mclaughlin pitched all but the final inning and was touched for eight hits. Eddie Career came in for that final frame and fanned Mike Allen and got Mike Payne on an infield fly after McLaughlin had retired Bill Kinard and walked Donny Guffey. Tonight, the Casons meet Conway at Light Brigade Field in Walker Park. Game time is 7:30 COURIER NEWS FRIDAY. JOLT 8, 19M PAGB ElQfll ptiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiDinnnifniHiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini! BULLETIN M U R FIE L D, Scotland (AP) — Jack Nicklaus, setting a sizzling pace, matched par for nine holes with a 36 today and stretched his lead to four strokes at the 45 hole mark of the British Open Golf Championships. BOWLING In Wednesday's early bird league, Jolly Hein took high game and ilgh series with a 187 and a 422. The Goldfingers bowled a high team game oi 742 and a high series •f 1999. Tervoufi WreCfcs 27 17 !• Troop 25J.4 18',* Knock 'em Downs .... 22*4 2iy> tlnpredictables 20 24 -oldflngers 19 25 ady Bugs 18 26 801 N. 6th St. (No. 61 Hwy.) 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