The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 4, 1966
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MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. San Fran. ... 64 44 .593 Pittsburgh .. 62 44 .585 1 Los Angeles -60 44 .577 2 Philadel ..... 58 49 .542 5ta St. Louis .... 54 51 .514 8% Cincinnati ... 53 53 .500 10 Houston ..... 49 57 .462 14 Atlanta ...... 49 57 .462 14 New York ... 47 58 .448 15V4 Chicago ..... 33 72 .314 29Vi Wednesday's Results Atlanta 2, Chicago- 0 San Francisco 11, New York 1 Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles 1 Philadelphia 7, Houston 6 Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1, 16 Innings- Today's Games San Francisco at New York Houston at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Atlanta at Chicago Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Friday's Games St. 'Louis at New York, N Atlanta at Philadelphia, N Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, N San Francisco atC hicago Los Angeles at Houston, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B Baltimore ... 70 36 .660 Detroit ...... 57 48 .543 12V Cleveland ... 55 49 .529 14 California ... 56 50 .528 14 Minnesota ... 54 52 .509 16 Chicago .-.. 52 55 .486 18 New York ... 48 57 .457 21 Washington . 49 62 .441 2314 Kansas City . 46 59 .438 23% Boston ...... 45 64 .413 26% Wednesday's Results Detroit 3-3, Chicago 1-6 I Cleveland 9, Baltimore 6 ! Washington 4, Kansas City 3 ! Minnesota 7, Boston. 2 New York 9, California 0 i Today's Games New York at California I Washington at Kansas City ' Boston at Minnesota, N ! Baltimore at Cleveland, N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Chicago at California, N ' Minnesota at Kansas City, N Boston at Detroit, N New York at Cleveland, 2 twi- Washington at Baltimore, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS . 64 44 .593 59 47 .557 56 53 .514 51 58 47 60 47 Amarillo Albu'que Austin . Dal-FW El Paso 62 .439 .431 4 8% 13% 17 18 3 Wednesday's Results Albuquerque 4, ARKANSAS 2 El Paso 5, Dallas-Fort Worth Austin 10, Amarillo 6 Today's Games Albuquerque at ARKANSAS El Paso at Dallas Fort Worth Austin at Amarillo PACIFIC COAST Denver 3, Spokane 0 ! Phoenix 2, Tulsa 1 i Seattle 4, Tacoma 2 j Vancouver 5, Oklahoma City 1 I Portland 6, Hawaii 1 i Indianapolis 9, San Diego S INTERNATIONAL Richmond 9, Rochester 8, 11 Innings Syracuse 10, Jacksonville 1 Toledo 3, Toronto 2 Buffalo 14, Columbus 11 Two Trov Rallies Are Insufficient LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Albuquerque held off two late rallies by Arkansas and scored a 4-2 Texas League baseball victory here Wednesday night. League - leading Arkansas maintained its 4-game margin over second-place Amarillo, however, as Austin whipped the Sonics 10-6. In the otber league games, El Paso beat Dallas-Fort Worth 5-3. Amarillo took a 2-0 edge in the current series and stretched its winning streak over the Travelers to six games. The Dodgers opened their scoring with a second inning double by rightfielder Ken Washington and a homer by centerfielder Jim Fairey. Albuquerque added two runs In the third when Willie Crawford doubled to left, moved to third on a groundout and scored when pitcher Brian Sinnott lost control of the ball during a pickoff attempt to first base. Sinnott whirled to attempt to throw out Mel Corbo. who had walked. No one was covering first base, though, and the ball dribbled from Sinnott's grasp when he tried to halt this throw. Albn'que .. (122 JOO 000-4 « 0 Arkansas .. 000002000-261 Foster, Boehlert (8) and Erdos; Sinnott. Newton (3), Hagen (6), Cecil (8) and Breeden. W—Foster, 7-4. L—Sinnott, 11-5. HR—Albuquerque, Fairey l»); Arkansu. Wolff .(6). Th* Viw from Htr« ED HAYES * * * Let There Be Light ONE WAG OVER AT THE CARAWAY BASEBALL PARK the other night said he'd seen more light in the tunnel of love. Another joker said Caraway doesn't need a lovers' lane. "They just come to the ball park where nobody can see 'em." O.K., O.K., maybe it's not that bad, and I wouldn't want any citizens of Caraway getting sore at me because I'm reporting these quips, not that I mind risking wrath but Caraway long has been the lone outpost against such electronic miscreations as My Mother The Car and therefore deserves an award. (I suppose you've already heard that one of the new television series lined up for the fall season is called My Father The Army Shoe.) * * * Baseball owes Caraway something. The hamlet's summer program through the years has been indefatigable. Television programs have come and gone but Caraway marches on—with no commercials. Not that Caraway draws that many people to its games. Don't expect Sports Illustrated to do a feature on what's going on over there or anything as farfetched as that. It's true, sometimes there aren't enough people to go around for the mosquitoes but the town has been faithful to the sport. There's comfort just knowing it's there. The last two weekends Carway has been maitre d'hotel for the state semipro tournament. A fitting reward. * * * But. There's no denying the fact .it's known as a pitcher's park. Some pitchers who thought their best pitch was the curve ball suddenly find themselves able to fog 'em past the hitter. They start scanning the stands looking for the big league scouts. Who needs bird-dogs? Where are the guys with the cash? These chunfcers get spunky in a hurry. Until Sunday afternoon when. the sun lifts the curtain and everything is equal again. Now the pitchers wear the helmets instead of the batters. * * * . . And There Was Light Guys who have been around 20 years or more remember when Caraway came up with one of the first lighted baseball parks in the upper reaches of Arkansas. Dwight Williams, the Blytheville coach, remembers it well. Women thought it was the greatest thing since the wringer washing machine and men thought it was the greatest thing since Jean Harlow. Dwight played on the diamond his first year out of high school. I'll let you guess how long ago that was. Yet it wasn't so long ago that Dwight doesn't remember it in vivid detail. His memory is a lot brighter than the diamond was. :* - * * • . Dwight joined' a group of Northeast Arkansas all-stars to face Harry Walker's major-league barnstormers. You can imagine the thrill of seeing players such as Terry Moore, Ted Kulszewski, Ken Raffensberger, Eddie Miller, Rube Waker, Kirby Higbe and Murry Dickson. Higbe, the former Dodger and Giant was on the hill when Dwight stepped in. Rube was behind the plate. He sized up Dwight, the kid was was about to embark on a brief professional career, and asked: "What kind of a pitch do you want, Red?" "Aw, I don't care," Dwight replied. "How about a knuckle ball?" What Next? He flashed the signal for the kunckler. The big leaguer threw it and it came right across the plate. At first. Dwight swung and missed and the catcher had to scoop the ball out of the dirt. "Now whaita ya want, Red?" Rube chuckled. "Give me another one of those knucklers," Dwight persisted. "I can't do any worse than I did that time." A knuckler it was. This time Dwight lined a single over third. To be sure, Dwight was one of the lucky ones that night. They didn't all see the ball as well as he. Coming from Beech Grove, he was accustomed to groping around in the dark. * * * Hank Sauer had a miserable night. He struck out twice and roared sourly: "How do they expect anybody to see the ball in this light?" After whiffing the third time, he busted his bat acros* one of the light poles. The major leaguers don't do any barnstorming like this anymore. They don't have to. The pay is better. If they want to play during the winter they go to Latin America. Or do commerials on television. Or have their wives do commercials for them. You've seen the wives. They come on and say: "My husband sweats like a horse but he's nice to have around the house when he washes under his arms with Snuffo soap." * * * Anyway, it was a thrill for the people of Caraway to see all those big league stars right there in their own back yard. Well, maybe they didn't actually SEE 'em but they did know they were out there on the field somewhere. Thank You / sincerely appreciate and thank you for the privilege you have given me to serve you as your Circuit Judge, Division J. I will do everything within my power to merit your confidence. A <? "1JJ" U • •*Sw* *»./* *-/#«« •*sv£t-l¥t£Oft OTTO'S DEBUT SPOILED Unitas Is OK By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Tom Matte was all but forced into retirement as a professional quarterback Wednesday night and John Brodie emerged from his self-imposed layoff, leaving the Baltimore Colts and San Francisco 49ers looking foward hopefully to the National Football League season. Matte, a halfback, forced into the signal-calling spot late last season when injuries sidelined first Johnny Unitas and then Gary Cuozzo, was on the sidelines Wednesday night as Unitas and Cuozzo returned to action. The pair ruined the pro coaching debut of Otto Graham as they led the Colts to a crushing 35-0 exhibition victory over Washington before a sellout 45,805 that included President Johnson. Matte played the final quarter and completed one of two passes for six yards. Unitas, showing no ill effects from a knee injury suffered last season, threw for two touchdowns and set up another score with his tosses. Then Cuozzo took over and threw 34 yards to Willlie Richardson for another score as the Colts built a 35-0 halftime lead. The defense completely stopped a trimed-down Sonny Jurgensen and Dick Siner of the Redskins. Brodie was the man of the hour for the 49ers when he ended a two-week holdout and signed a contract reportedly for $750;000 for four years. The 10-year NFL veteran, who led the league last year in most passing departments, was reported in May ready to jump to the American Football League for $750,000 before the merger of the two leagues killed the deal. * * * In the AFL, veteran tackle Eldon Danenhauer of Denver suffered a broken arm after returning from retirement and will be out indefinitely, and guard John Nisby will be lost to the Oakland Raiders because of a torn cord to his right'heel. The New York Jets released flanker Jim Evans while the Cleveland Browns dropped halfback Jamie Caleb. The Atlanta Falcons ait loose veterans Ken Kirk, a center, and John Contoulis, a tackle, and rookies Martin Kahn, a tackle, and guard Kent Francisco. The Falcons claimed on waivers guard Mike Tabor from Los Angeles and defensive back Sam Montgomery from Green Bay. Stars Can Run, Pass Short CHICAGO (AP) - With six exceptional runners ready as shock troops, the College All- Stars seem to be preparing for an infantry attack against the Green Bay Packers Friday night. But not even the pros have been very successful on the ground against the Packers, the National Football League champions, and the running strength of the All-Stars may prove to be just a diversionary attempt. Short passes by Alabama's Steve Sloan, Missouri's Gary Lane and Tulsa's Bill Anderson, the nation's leading aerialist last season, may provide the main tonic for the upset wanted by head Coach John Sauer. And, too, anything past midfield seems to be field goal range for side-foot kicker Charles Gbgolak of Princeton. His boots could make a difference, just like the two field goals by Bob Jencks that nudged the collegians to their last victory in the series—20-17 over the Packers in 1963. The football classic in Soldier Field will be televised by ABC starting at 10 p.m., EOT, and the expected arena crowd is 65,000. The pros hold a 21-9-1 edge in the rivalry. The Packers rule a 13-15 point favorite. Donny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim Grabowski of Illinois, who have been signed by the Packers for a total reportedly more than $900,000, are among the All-Stars' big guns. Others are Roy Shivers of Utah State, Walt Garrison of Oklahoma State, Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett of South California and JoKsny Roland of Missouri. COURIER NIWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 19M MOB EOH1 Shoe, News Undefeated MANILA — Courier News topped Tri-County 12-0 in * winner's bracket battle in the opener here last night in the Manila Invitational Softball Tournament. Pepsi Cola eliminated Brown Spur 10-7 in the night* cap. Tonight's action: Arbyrd vs. Buckeye at 7:30; and Pepsi vs. Tri-County at 8:30. These are both losers' brackets events, with the loser being eliminated.. The undefeated teams remaining now are Courier News and Brown Shoe. They have a date Friday night at 8:30. Finals are Saturday night. Wed. *'s iiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiMiiniiiiiiiiiiniiniuiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniui 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees, checked Caifornia on two singles for his 10th victory as New York battered the An-| gles 9-0. BATTING-Jim Hart, Giants lashed two singles and a grand- slam homer, pacing the National League leaders to an ll-l romp over the New York Mets. MORE than 50 per cent of the voters in Arkansas want a diange in flie Attorney Generate officel let's GO! with JOE! and finish the job on August 9th! Vole for JOE PUR CELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL EDITORIAL IN THE BENTON COURIER "When you think of Joe Purcefl and his campaign for attorney general . . . you think of what you've always thought since he took the field—that he is unimpeachably honest, utterly and unshakably welded to principles, intelligent, sensitive (almost too sensitive for a politician), practical, conscientious and determined as a granite outcropping. "Yon put these together with hie known qualifications as a lawyer and his standing. in the community as a family man and a church man and it develops that all the necessary words have long since been uttered. "The package doesn't need a fancy ribbon. All it takes now is votes. "If ever a man deserved to. win —on his own merit and on the unenviable record of his opponent — it is Joe PurcelL "Let's help it happen." Political Ad raid For Bj Dr. Jamei Sawyer HUFFMAN BROTHERS LUMBER CO. Gives You LOWEST PRICES! 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