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Blythwfflt (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, August 1. ME •». Pif» Tfig Vfrw from Hert ED HAYES DIARY OF A SPORTS EDITOR. Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light... Guess I got it from Mom. She couldn't listen to the Star'"Spangled Banner.without her eyes clouding and goose pimples "'crawling over her arms. ;t; The sound of about 50,000 voices singing the flag-waving .-anthem is a stirring sound, even over the radio. You get the ;'; idea that if you open the window you can hear the husky •* sound, the real sound, even though Busch Stadium in down" town St. Louis is more than 250 miles distant. ,'t Saturday evening, 6 o'clock. The ball game is on the •radio. Cards vs. Dodgers. It fills a broad vacancy in the !t-house. v ° ' . . * * * ' BOB WILLIAMS' REACTION TO THE PROPOSAL THAT olelimer 6.F. Brogdon stage a drop-kicking exhibition before one of the Blytheville High football games this year was affirmative. The Chickasaw coach didn't kick the idea around In his head for awhile. His snappy reply: "Oh, year. Sounds like a winner. Tell him we'd be glad for him to do it. Does he have a ball to practice with? Tell him we can furnish him one. He can even borrow a manager to shag the balls for him." Bob tentatively put down the Sifceston game for the ex- •hibition. Which is Nov. 11. That enough time to get ready, .B.F.? Dodgers swiftly draw Wood. Dick Stuart drives in the first run. Los Angeles leads 1-0... * * * ST. LOUIS BASKETBALL HAWKS HAVE SCHEDULED their Memphis tipoff this year on Dec. 19 against the Chi••>' cago Bulls, the new NBA entry. Purdue's Dave Schellhause, .-, The Jan. 2 date should be a sellout: Hawks vs. Detroit '._, NCAA scoring champion, is one of the new Bulls, plus Jim Washington and Jeff Mullins' from last year's Hawk club. _ r , . . . plus the Harlem Globetrotters vs.. the New York Nats. r March 13, world champion Boston Celtics. ~j'; Tim McCarver triples, score tied 1-1. Orlando Cepeda flies .... deep, Cards lead 2-1 ... "' * * * TICKETS AKE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE ANNUAL - all-star football and basketball games in Li'l Rock Aug. 13. i Five Mississippi County prep graduates are involved, so ; there are sure to be some fans from up this way going i down that way next week. ', , Tickets for students are $1 each for the games—in ad- 1 • vance. At (he gate they are $2. Box seats for the football • game at War Memorial are $3; reserved seats $2; bleacher ! seats $1, and it's 50 cents for the under-12 set. I Reserved seats in the boxes and courtside chairs are ; $2.50 for the basketball business at Barton Coliseum in the • afternoon. General admission tickets are $2. Again, the ! under-12s only have to pay 50 cents. ; Tickets for all this action may be ordered from the Ar- 1 kansas Athletic Association office, 1500 West 4th, Li'l Rock. '._ No Blytheville athletes were selected for all-star activi- v* ties. Oversight, I'm sure. 1 Lou Brock knocks a home run. Cards have 3-1 lead . .. ;•• * * * '•'• RAYBURN WHITENER SOUTHPAW PITCHER FOR '•'"' the Dud Casons about five years ago, and his dad, were • spectators at the District tournament. Rayburn, from Hayti, '•'• remains one of the all-time favorite athletes with the Legionnaires here. ' Now coaching at Hayti High, the ex-Reb from Ole Miss says he has three baseball players he feels can make the Blytheville squad next summer. Foul tip gets the umpire on the foot , . . * * * Rayburn reports that Red Cobb, BHS and Dud Cason grad, Is burning up a semipro league in Fredericktown, Mo. "Red's batting about .600 against some pretty good competition, teams from the suburbs of St. Louis and places like that." Red is a junior high coach at Fredericktown. Relief pitcher in for the Dodgers. Stops Cardinal rally .. * * * THE UMPIRE GETTING BANGED ON THE FOOT IS ' always good for a laugh among fans. It's a baseball fact of "' life: fans have no mercy on the umps. In the Legion tournament last week Fred Rounsavall got stung on the arm '' with a vicious foul tip. If the fans felt for Freddy, it ' was hidden in their humor. After the ump hopscotched around and rubbed his arm ; for 15 seconds, a fan called: "Where'd it get you, Freddy?" ••• Fred pointed to the rear of his right thigh. ,'; Light Brigade Field fans, not unlike, those at games all •• over the country, I suppose, try to outdo each other with '. pithy potshots. The other night, with Blytheville leading •' about 100-0 and with the game dragging into the sixth inning '.- around 11 o'clock, a fan (not Marshall Blackard) piped up: ': "Come on, Casons, let's get a rally started!" When a Rector batter was floored by a pitch that caromed " off his helmet, a fan teased: "Are you sure you were hit, "' son?" Jesse Bucy, the Rector coach, shot the fan a look ' that would've sent Boris Karloff running off toward the -'. swamp. • ' " * * * The sports editor leaves his typewriter and goes Into ••* the kitchen for a couple dishes of homemade stew, a poor •v excuse to be closer to the radio for the climax . . . Still 3-1. £ What a game ... . . " The stew is delicious. Well, he was bound to have picked :; up some good hints from his Mom after all those delicious ;.; yC Top of the ninth. One out. Then an error. Then a double £ play. The Cardinals . . . WIN! » I Ilk* happy endings. V1AJUK l.l-ACAJL S I A N DI N C.J S Los Angeles Pittsburgh . San Fran. St. Louis Phila Cincinnatt Houston . Atlanta .. New York Chicago NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B, 59 42 .584 M 43 .583 — ,581 .529 .529 .485 61 54 55 50 49 5V4 10 11 12V4 44 48 49 53 54 .476 48 56 .462 47 55 .461 12% ..... 32 71 ,311 28 Saturday's Results Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 1 Cincinnati 5, Houston 1 New York 6, Chicago 3 St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 1 Atlanta 6-15, San Francisco 5- I Sunday's Results Philadephia 8-6, Pittsburgh 15, 2nd game 1C innings Houston 7-6, Cincinnati 0-10 San Francisco 4, Atlanta 3 Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4 New York 2, Chicago 1 Today's Games By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They stopped the music in the National League's game of musical first basemen, and look is - Dick N N San Francisco at New York, !} Houston at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games San Francisco at New .York, Houston at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Atlanta at Chicago : Cincinnati at St. Louis, N 'We've Got It Won/ Declares Brooks Robinson Dodgers and Orlando Reach the Top Brooks Robinson has given Hank Bauer a birthday present — the American League pennant. "We've got it w on," Balti- AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore .. 69 35 .663 Detroit 55 47 .539 13 Cleveland .. 54 48 .529 14 California .. 54 49 .524 14V 3 Minnesota .. 51 52 .495 17% Chicago 51 53 .490 18 New York .. 47 55 .461 21 Kansas City . 45 57 .441 23 Washington . 47 61 .435 24 Boston 45 61 .425 25 Saturday's Results Minnesota 7, Baltimore 0 Chicago 6, New York 0 Boston 8, Washington 2 Kansas City 2, Detroit 1 California' 2, Cleveland 1 Sunday's Results Baltimore 4, Minnesota 0 Cleveland 3, California 2 Boston 5, Washington 2 Detroit 5-7, Kansas City 4-1 Chicago 4-5 New York 1-0 Today's Games New York at California, N Washington at Kansas City, N Boston at Minnesota, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games New York at California, N Washington,at Kansas City, N Boston at Minnesota, N Chicago at Detroit, N Baltimore at Cleveland, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS . 64 41 .610 Amarillo ... 58 45 .563 Albuquerque 54 52 .509 10V4 Austin 49 57 .462 15% Dallas-FW ..45 59 .433 18% El Paso 45 61 .425 19% Sunday's Results Amarillo 4, El Paso 1 ARKANSAS 3, Dallas • Fort Worth 2 Albuquerque 3, Austin 1 Today's Games Albuquerque at Austin El Paso at Amarillo ARKANSAS at Dallas-Fort Worth Big Noise at Speedway Top Prize to Hood » They had something new at |* Blytheville Speedway last night. w Television personality Dynamite "Deane climbed in a box with «'some dynamite, and then they "1 blew him out of it—safely. «• The rest of the stock car card Khad a familiar ring to it as " Hooker Hood of Memphis won £the Class A feature, finishing «ahead of Wayne Woodward, "Greenfield, Tenn., and Wayne "•Hardin of Little Rock. ~ Hardin won the Class A fast ~ heat, edging Hooker as the Mem" phian tried resperately to slip •• inside at the checkered flag. *; Tommy Hollis of West Mem"' phis captured the Class A (low : '-he«t. Willie McDaniel grabbed first place in the Class C feature. The pilot from yersburg took the lead when Buford Ward pulled out with car trouble. Ward had been in a pileup in an earlier race. There were 30 cars in the Class 3 feature. McDaniel won the C fast heat also. Vance Cook of Jonesboro steamed to a good lead in this race but lost his right front wheel and rolled over, He was all right and the battle continued. Dynamite Deane is scheduled to do his blow-up act at Cottonwood Raceway near Osceola Friday and Saturday nights. Red INTERNATIONAL Saturday's Results Rochester 6, Toledo 3 Buffalo 4, Jacksonville 2 Columbus 2, Syracuse 1 Toronto 8, Richmond 1 Sunday's Results Rochester 3, Columbus 1 Toronto 8-2, Jacksonville 3-1 Richmond 7-1, Buffalo 4-4 Toledo 4-1, Syracuse 34 PACIFIC COAST Saturday's Results Indianapolis 5, Spokane 2 Tacoma 4, Oklahoma City 2 Vancouver 4-2, Hawaii 2-0 Seattle 7, Portland 6 Denver 8, San Diego 4 Tulsa 3-2, Phoenix 2-1 Sunday's Results Indianpolis 5, Spokane 4, innings Oklahoma City 4-6, Tacoma 24 Hawaii 4, Vancouver 3 Seattle 15, Portland 1 San Diego 8-3, Denver 2-8 Tulsa 8, Phoenix 7 who the winner Stuart. Dick Stuart? Bill White, whom Philadelphia acquired from St. Louis, collected seven hits and drove in five runs Sunday, and Orlando Cepeda, whom St. Louis acquired rom San Francisco to fiil the gap created by White's depar- ure, took over the league bat- ling lead. But Stuart, whom the Phillies got rid of after acquiring White, iook the Los Angeles Dodgers to the head of the league by'rap- ping three hits, driving in three runs and scoring the winning run in the Dodgers' 6-4 victory over St. Louis. That victory, plus Pittsburgh's loss, 8-1 and 6-5 in 10 innings to Philadelphia, vaulted the Dodgers over the Pirates and into first place, by one percentage point. San Francisco beat Atlanta 4-3 and made it a three-way jam at the top, trailing the Dodgers by only three points. * * * The Dodgers, Stuart's fourth team in three seasons, picked up the colorful first baseman early in July after he had gone unclaimed.for three weeks fol- owing his release by the New York Mets. As a Met he hit .218. In 13 games as a Dodger he's collect- jd 14 hits in 38 at-bats for a lus- ly .368 average, driven in nine runs and hit three of his seven homers. Stuart's performance overshadowed that of Cepeda, whom the Cardinals went after in May when they realized White's winter departure had left too much of a hole at first. Cepeda rapped three hits, scoring two runs and driving in one, and vaulted into first place in the batting race with a .339 mark. * * * Elsewhere in the National League, Houston whipped Cincinnati 7-0 before losing 10-6 and New York nipped Chicago 2-1. White ripped Pittsburgh apart, smashing three doubles, his 18th homer and a single anc driving in five runs in the, Phil lies' opening-game victory. He added a double and a single ir the nightcap, but the Phillies needed a run in the 10th to win it. Tony Gonzalez singled, wa: sacrficed to second and came home on Doug Clemens' two- Out, pinch-hit single. The Pi rates had tied the game with four runs in the eighth, two on Willie Stargell's double, and one in the ninth on Darold Knowles' wild pitch. Hal Lanier paced the Giants victory over Atlanta. He rapped four straight singles, drove in two runs and scored another Willie McCovey's 20th homer in the seventh inning proved deci sive. * * * Houston's Dave Giusti shu out Cincinnati onthree hits anc drove in a run in the opener Rusty Staub knocked in three runs for the Astros, who haltec their seven-game losing streak and the Reds' five-game winning string. The Reds came back in th second game, scoring four runs in the fifth and three in the eighth on Tommy Helms' bases- loaded double. Leo Cardenas capped the fifth-inning rally by stealing home. . Bob Shaw checked Chicago on five hits as New York moved within 2M: games of sixth place. Chuck Killer drove in the Mets' first run with a double, and Ed (ranepool tripled and scored the second run on Cleon Jones' single. more's 'stellar third baseman said Sunday after the league- leading Orioles maintained their gaping margin over second- place Detroit by blanking the Minnesota Twins 4-0. "I don't see any club good enough to beat us in the American League." Bauer, however, isn't ready to open the pennant package — yet. "We stil have 58 games to play," said the Orioles manager, who celebrated his 44th birthday with a 13-length bulge over the Tigers. "I've seen teams lose the pennant with the same big lead we have today." * * * He conceded that "it's one of the better birthdays I've had. But I'd like a few more like this. And the pennant too; I'll take that." •v * * While rookie Eddie Watt and reliever Eddie Fisher combined for a five-hitter against the Twins, Detroit swept a doubleheader from Kansas City 6-4 and 7-1, ruining a briliant performance by Jim Nash, the Athletics unbeaten, 21-year-old right-hander, in the opener. 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