The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1966 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 30, 1966
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BlytfievlJIe '(Ark.)' Courier Newt — Saturday, July 90,19W— Ptg» WET NIGHT IN ATLANTA FOR SF Rain Stops and Braves Go By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer In Spain the rain falls mainly on the plain but in Atlanta, it was Herman Franks who wound up all wet. There was Franks doing a mental rain dance in the San Francisco dugout Friday night when the Georgia heavens opened up as his Giants led the Braves 5-3. For 72 minutes, Franks watched the rain and the scoreboard, which already showed Pittsburgh's come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Philadelphia. Then the precipitation stopped and instead of a-rain-shortened 6-3 victory, the Giants wound up with a 7-6 setback. • The Pirates' victory and San Francisco's loss left the Giants a full game behind Pittsburgh In the National League race. : * *. * After the rain stopped, Rico Carty walloped a three-run homer for the Braves, giving Atlanta a 6-5 lead. Willie Mays' 23rd homer, tied it for the Giants in the ninth but the Braves pulled it out in the bottom of the ninth on singles by Carty, Ed Mathews and Denis Menke. And to. make matters worse for Franks, the hero for the Pirates was ex-Giant Jose Pagan. Pagan ripped a bases-loaded, two-out double in the bottom of the eighth that drove in three runs and beat Chris Short. Pittsburgh's winning rally started with one out, when pinch hitter Gene Michael singled. Manny Mota and Gene Alley singled for one run and after Roberto Clemente forced Alley, Donn Clendenon walked, loading the bases. * * + Then Pagan unloaded them: Elsewhere, the Chicago Cubs downed the New York Mets 7-4, Cincinnati shaded Houston 4-3 and St. Louis blanked Los Angeles 4-0. Three Met errors and two wild pitches by reliever Jack Hamilton contributed to a three- run Chicago eighth that beat the Mets. Glenn Beckert's two-out, bases-loaded single broke a 4-4 tie. Ron Swoboda had a three-run homer and Larry Elliot a bases- empty shot accounting for all the New York runs. Ron Santo connected for the Cubs. * * * Larry Jaster's shutout was Ace at BCC Berry Bishop, 15, executed a hole-in-one this week at Blytheville Country Club. Berry pulled the stunt on the No. 14 hole with a three iron. Skeeter Bishop, Berry's dad, sank an ace at BCC about 20 years ago. His son played for the Junior High Papooses this spring. the 12th this season against th« Dodgers—most suffered by any team in the majors—and extended the Cardinal left-han- der's personal rimless string against them to 27 innings. Jaster allowed only five hits, none until the sixth. It was the fifth straight victory for the Cardinals ' and their . llth triumph in the last 12 games. The Reds beat Houston for the first time this season with a four-run fifth inning as Jim Maloney went the distance for his llth victory. Maloney scattered seven hit and struck out 13. Luis Aparicio Does His Part Luis Aparicio is tosiflg his personal battle, but he's helping the Baltimore Orioles win the war. Aparicio, overshadowed by Baltimore's power brigade of Robinson, Powell and Robinson, played his part again Friday night as the Orioles defeated Minnesota 3-0 and took a 13%game lead in the American League, their biggest bulge of the season. Aparicio vowed before the season started Siat he would do his best to win back the stolen- base title he lost last year after winning it in his first nine years in the league. * * * "•We don't never get started New Wrinkle in Little League Gene (Sundial) Hancock did something no other Blytheville Little League coach has been able to do this season. He beat Ted Wahl. Ted is the coach of the all-winning Rotary club. And Ted played on the coaches' team last night. And Gene coached the Little League seniors. And the kids whipped the gaffers 7-1. Pitching for the winners were Ronnie Bisher, John Paul Beard, Dave Abbott and Milton Ray Bunch. They only played five innings. Hancock wanted to go on forever. After the action, hot dogs, soda, potato chips and candy were served the youngsters. A few oldsters partook, too. Chi Chi Is Hungry Again: Liver-Eater Slices a 66 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Hungry again after a week's treatment for low blood pressure, little Chi Chi Rodriguez today makes a spirited charge after the $16,400 first prize in the 500 Festival Open Golf Tournament. He belted out a 6-under-par 66 over the long, wet and not-quite- ready Speedway course Friday j for a second round tie with Races KO'd Shortly after they booked in their tune trials at Cottonwood Raceway last night Red Gil! had to call off the show because of rain. The regular Sunday night stock car show at Blytheville Speedway is still on the docket, however, time trials at 6:30, races at 8. rookie John Schlee at 138. The 127-pound Puerto Rican has made only $9,500 on the tour this year after piling up more than $100,000 over the last three seasons. His best 1966 finish has been a 13th place tie in the Colonial at Fort Worth, Tex. "I was thinking maybe I am getting rich and lazy," Chi Chi said after blasting seven birdies for the 66, his lowest score since his second place finish in the 1965 western open. "But I have never been lazy," he added. "And when I can only hit the bal! 220 yards and have pains in the back of the neck, I have an examination and find out I have no blood pressure at all hardly." He went to a specialist in New York last week and was given some liver pills. He also has been eating liver for dinner every night. Danny Homers, Indians Win 3-0 CARAWAY — Osceola Indians defeated Valley View 3-0 in a rain-shortened game here last night in the state semipro baseball tournament. It was called after five frames. Danny Williams belted a two-run homer for the Indians. They won on forfeit from Hector the night before. Scoring three runs in the fourth inning, Roosters edged past Warriors 7-6 yesterday afternoon in the YMCA Pee Wee baseball tournament. The winners tallied a run in the first frame. Warriors battled back for two in the second, and Roosters tied it in the bottom half. In the lower third, Roosters bunched three hits for two runs, but then had their worst defensive inning of the year, when four bases on balls and two fielding errors gave Warriors four runs and set them up in a favored position, leading 6-4. Three runs on three hits and an error accounted for the winning margin in the bottom of the fourth. Redskins and Hornets are opponents in this afternoon's tournament game. Midget League baseball tournament game between Jaguars and Twins was rained out, and officials are trying to schedule a doubleheader tonight. Arrangements had not been completed at press time. BOWLING iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnoiiinnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin'. Von Shownes tolled 322-610 In Farmers League at Shamrock Wednesday. Dale Bratton had 207-532; Bert Williams 539; and Bill Jackson ISO. McCsnn's hit 981; and Armorel 2843. STANDINGS Hood Plying Servlca . McCftnn's Land Agency Kings Seed & Grain Blytheville Tractor .. Phillips ord Sales .. Home Gin Armorel Planting Co. W 94 36 58 % 40% 54% 45Vi 51 43 46 54 36',J 63H American Girls Show Form on Back Nine By ED YOUNG HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) The United States Curtis Cup team began the last day of the 1966 competition today needing just 2V4 points to finish off the British, who know exactly what they'd like to do with the 174- yard 18th hole of the Cascades Course. They'd like to stow it away when they leave next week and, on the way home, drop it plunk Into the ocean. The Americans' mastery of the par three 18th — whose hillside tee is separated from the green by a gully and a pond — and the utter inability of the British to play it well contributed monumentally to the 7-2 lead the U. S. team compiled in Friday's matches. , * * * "Psychology helped to beat us there," said blonde, blue-eyed Susan Armitage, 23, who lost the last four holes to Anne Quast Welts in the afternoon singles three-putting the 18th - and bad to MtUt ior ft hall when i certain. "We started getting into the lakes and woods on the 16th and 17th holes in the morning foursomes, and we were badly shaken by the lime we came to the eighth," said Miss Armitage, "But it was inexcusable that I couldn't even get a flipping half on those last four holes." * * * Six of Friday's nine matches — all three Scotch foursomes and three of the six singles — came down to the 18th with the outcome in doubt. Five times the Americans won the hole. Fleming 67 FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP)Pete Fleming of Hot Springs, Ark,, and Moon Mullins of Desert Palms, Calif,, fired 67s Friday to lead in the first round of the $5,000 San Juan Open golf tournament. Par is 70 on the .San Juan Country Club c»urs«, once victory had seemed all but Four times it brought them victories, once a half. Showing their best form on the back nine, the Americans permitted only one British player to win a match r- 24-year-old Ita Burke who beat 46-year-old Helen Sigel Wilson, 3 and 1. Half-points were yielded when Miss Armitage split with Mrs. Welts and when Miss Welts and Barbara Mclntire -birdied the 18th to gain a standoff with the British was an all-American day. * * * American women's champion Jean Ashley won the 17th and 18th holes to nose out Mrs. Robertson, 1 up, and Nancy Roth Syms also won the 18th to nail down a 2-up victory over Elizabeth Chadwick. In the other singles Mrs. Barbara Fay White Boddie clipped Mrs. Michael Bonallack, a six- lime Curtis Cupper, 3 and 2, and Carol Sorenson Flenniken beat Marjory Fcwld« I fod 1, last year," the 32-year-old Venezuelan explained. "Nothing seri ous — mumps, cut on a finger things like that. But I used to playing every day. I come in for a couple of games, then hurt then come back. I don't gei started." The fleet little shortstop really hasn't gotten started this year on his march toward regaining the stolen base crown. With jusi 60 games remaining, he has stolen 16 bases and trails six other speedsters, including Chicago's Tommie Agee who leads with 29. But the Orioles haven't needed the stolen base as a weapon in the drive toward their, firsl pennant. They have so much power all they need is a few men to get on base. : * * * And that's where Aparicio's value lies. He collected two hits againsl Minnesota, raising his season total to 116, fourth best in the league, and scored one run for a total of 71, ,a figure topped in ttie AL only by Frank Robinson's l. "You can help the ball club a lot by stealing," Aparicio said in spring training. Now he's found another way. Esewhere in the league Kansas City defeated Detroit 4-1 California edged Clevland 2-1, Nw York nipped Chicago 2-1 and Washington swept Boston 13-4 and 6-5 in 15 innings. * * - * Aparicio got the Orioles started against the Twins with an infield single in the fourth. He then scored on Brooks Robinson's double. His. eighth-inning bunt single put pitcher Jim Palmer in position to score on Boog Powell's single. Frank Robinson hit his 31st homer in the seventh. Kansas City drowned Detroit with a four-run explosion in the second inning. Pitcher Lew Krausse drove in the first two runs with a double, and Berl Campaneris followed with a two-run single. Ed Kirpatrick brought California from behind with a two- out, two-run homer in the eighth. Cleveland had taken a 1 0 lead in the first on walks to Chico Salmon and Rocky Colav ito and a double by Chuck Hinton. . * * * New York's Mickey Mantle hit his 21st homer of the season and 494th of his career, becom ing the second greatest homer hitter in Yankee history anc sixth greatest in baseball history. A bases-loaded walk to El- slon Howard in Hie same inning the fourth, brought in the decisive run. Fred Valentine lashed seven hits in Washington's sweep, four in the first game when Frank Howard drove in four runs. The Senators scored nine uns in the fifth inning, eight of Jiem unearned as the result of 'our Boston errors, three by Rico Petrocelli. The Senators won the nightcap on Ken McMulIen' two-out, run-producing single in the 15th. The Red Sox took one-run leads n the 10th and 13th innings, but Washington came .back each ;ime and tied it. Boston's Dalton Jones sent the game into over- ,ime with a run-scoring double in the ninth. 'Streak' Is Trays' Label AUSTIN, Tex. (AP)- Streak las become the key word in Arkansas' successful surge to a commanding lead in the Texas jeague baseball race. The Travelers rolled to their jighth straight triumph Friday night, a 3-0 victory over Austin. It gave Arkansas a sweep si he four-game series, extended Traveler shutout pitching to 33 six-game lead in the pennant chase. It also was Austins seventh straight defeat. Mike Torrez and Lee Newton earned up with a four-hit pitch- ng effort. Torrez drove home Roy Majtyka in the third with a single. Floyd Wicker had a sacri- 'ice fly and Bart Zeller a run- scoring single in the sixth. Second place Amarlllo was rained out in Us game with Dallas-Fort Worth. In the other Texas League game Albuquerque beat El Paso 4-3. Arkansas .. 001 002 000 . 3 6 0 Austin 000000800.041 Torrez, Newton (8) and Zeller; Dukes, Garnell (9) and Porter. W-T«rr«i <S-3). L -' MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. C.B. Pittsburgh .. 60 40 .600 San Fran. .. 60 42 .588 1 Los Angeles 58 41 .586 Itt St. Louis . 53 47 .530 7 Philadel. . . 52 49 .515 814 Houston ... 48 52 .480 12 Cincinnati . 48 52 .480 12 Atlanta .... 46 55 .455 1414 New York ... 45 55 .450 15 Chicago 32 69 .317 2814 Friday's Results Cincinnati 4, Houston 3 Atlanta 7, San Francisco 6 Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3 Chicago 7, New York 4 St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 0 Today's Games San Francisco at Atlanta, 2, day-night Houston at Cincinnati Chicago at New York, N Philadelphia at Pittsburgh.. Los Angeles at St. Louis, N Sunday's Games San Francisco at Atlanta Houston at Cincinnati, 2 Chicago at New York Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 2 Los Angeles at St. Louis Monday's Games San Francisco at New York, N Houston at Philadelphia, N . Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Only games scheduled MANORS- TEXAS L3AGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS . 63 40 .612 Amarillo .. 56 45 .554 6 Aib'que .... 53 51 .510 10% Austin 48 56 .462 15% El Paso .... 45 59 .433 ISV'z Dallas-FW .. 44 53 .431 18% Friday's Results ARKANSAS 2, Austin 0 Albuquerque 4, El Paso 3 Dallas-Fort Worth at Amarillo, postponed, rain Today's Games Albuquerque at Austin El Paso at Amarillo ARKANSAS at Dallas-Fort Worth PACIFIC COAST San Diego 5, Denver 3 Indianapolis 4-3, Spokane 3-1 Phoenix 6, Tulsa 2 Vancouver 7, Hawaii 0 Portland 5, Seattle 4 AMERICAN W. Baltimore Detroit ... Cleveland California Minnesota New York Chicago .. Kansas City Washington Boston LEAGUE L. Pet. G.D. 34 .667 46 .535 13% 47 .530 14 48 .525 14% 51 .495 17% 52 .475 19% 53 .475 19% 55 .444 22% 59 .443 23 61 .413 26 Friday's Results Washington 13-6, Boston 4-5, 2nd game 15 innings Kansas City 4, Detroit 1 Baltimore 3, Minnesota 0 New York 2, Chicago 1 California 2, Cleveland 1 Today's Games Cleveland at California, N Detroit at Kansas City, N Baltimore at Minnesota New York at Chicago Boston at Washington Sunday's Games Cleveland at California Detroit at Kansas City, 2 Baltimore at Minnesota New York at Chicago, 2 Boston at Washington Monday's Games New York at California, N Washington at Kansas City, N Boston at Minnesota, N Only games scheduled Friday ^' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING - Fred Valentine, Senators, smashed seven hits and drove in four runs in the doubleheader as Washington swept two games from Boston, 13-4 and 6-5 in 15 innings. PITCHING-Larry Jaster, Cardinals, held Los Angeles hitless for five innings and finished with a five-hit shutout as .St. Louis blanked the Dodgers 4-0. Tacoma 3, Oklahoma City 2, 16 innings INTERNATIONAL Rochester 4, Toledo 2 Columbus 1, Syracuse 0 Toronto 5, Richmond 0 Jacksonville 8-5, Buffalo 7-6 Th* Vitw from Htn ED HAYES * * * Dan Keeps Bonus HE OFFERED TO GIVE THE BONUS BACK. But the Chicago Bears were gracious about, "No, son, it's yours, no strings attached, keep it." So, Dan Summers will probably apply it to honeymoon expenses. The Arkansas State graduate who did his practice teach-',:::, ing at Blytheville High, was listed as a defensive halfback-r- when he withdrew recently from the Chicago Bears rookis"'.'!,' camp. -•-.• * * * • "•; Sammy Weir, another Arkansas State grad with close;;";: ties in Blytheville, at last check was still iii there battling-^ for a job with the New York Jets. ';C*. * * * '."",' IN 1942 BILL ADAMS WAS A CAPTAIN AT BLYTHE-: ; ville Air Force Base. Physical fitness was his job. He took- '• an active interest in this city's athletic scene, too. He shbuldu'i'. be remembered by more than one Blytheville citizen. ?•'-•• Adams wrote to J. P..Friend this week to tell he'd re^l" cently had a conversation with ex-major league pitcher Mel* • Parnell. Mel, you've heard tell, went from BAFB to money play, a 111-50 bigtime record, plus two all-star games, ahdT," is now a broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox. ~". They got together in California to discuss the good ol£"- days in Blytheville. Adams, who retired as a lieutenant;"" colonel from the Air Force, is nbw doing public relations for a dude ranch in Riverside, Calif. , • * * * : • JUST RUN YOUR PEEPERS OVER THESE BATTINGr" averages to see why John Widner's Leachville youngsters.." harassed the Tri-County Senior Pony League this summer: Lynn McCullough .537; Ronnie Keith .536; Joe Sharp .500} John Linck .500; and Lynn Welker .482. Linck, who has another year to hound high school basketball opponents, is a good pitcher of baseballs also. Leachville is in the Tri-Co championship game Monday night against Blytheville's Mustangs or Colts at Monette. * * * THE SEASON HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET BUT BILfc Arment, Caruthersville castoff, has been promoted at Pop-_. lar Bluff from junior high to senior high line coach. ~They're expecting earth tremors in the Bootheel when, the Mules pull into Caruthersville for the beginner of thff x ; 1966 football season. ;•-• * * * -:'• FOUR-DOT DATA: Blytheville Jaycees, a bright/.': hustling outfit, are treating their Li'l League baseball team;"' to a weekend of Cardinal-Dodger games in St. Louis . . . ..Blytheville Rams of the Pony League have tickets for theu"?.. Busch Stadium game tonight..... How about a round of " applause for Dud Casbn catcher Pat Harper? He's doing-... a great job and all he had to do was sub for injured Sam':; Singleton, and Sam was merely the best catcher in the American Legion state tournament last summer. ..... Blytheville Courier News

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