The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1966 · Page 9
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Friday, August 5, 1966
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..ytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Friday. August 5, I960 - Page Nine SWOBODA'S BAT CRACKLES AGAIN Giants Lose 'Fairy Tale' By MIKE RECHT | that carried th« M«ts W> an M '•Associated .Press Sports Writer triumph over the Giantl. t".Ron Swoboda, unlike light-' Ifting, has. struck twice in the| s?jd SmMt> n 'pinch hitting this season when opposition itarti a right- "It was just like a fairy tile," Just two weeks ago, SwOboda flashed off the New York Mets' bench and jolted fireman Henry by slamlng the veteran reliever for a ninth-inning homer that gave the Mets a 3-2 victory Over .the San.Francisco Giants. Thursday, the 22-year-old right-handed hitter reduced lefty Henry:to ashes, again coming off the bench in the ninth -with a crackling three-run <slout hander- "I Wuldn't help thinking about tht wriitr htfntt when I went to tht .plate." "I certainly did think about it," said Mets' manager Wes Weitrum. "I wat hftpinj hiitory Legion vs. Abners Sunday Blythevillt's American Legidn baseball team has a 2:39 game Sunday afternoon at Light Brigade Field. It was announced late yesterday .that the name of the visitor from Memphis is Oakville Li'l Abner* from the fast City League for young men 19 and 20. . The state Legion tournament is te start here next Wednesday morning at 1. Kansas City Pitcher Doesn't Have to Sneak ^Anymore: Nash Fights His Own Battles Now *ould repeat itself." the earlier belt kept the (Slants out tf a virtu*! tit tor first place in the National League, this one dropped them into second place, two percentage points behind Pittsburgh, which hammered Los Angeles 81. Philadelphia and Cincinnati continued their push toward the top as the Phillies trounced Houston 12-2 for their seventh straight triumph and the Reds won their fifth in a row, beating St. Louis'7-1. Chicago, tripped Atlanta 5-2 in te ther NL game on Ernie ank!' three-run homer. The Mets trailed 6-4 entering the ninth when Ken Boyer started the Mets' thunder with a homer off Juan Marichal, seeking his 18th victory. Lindy McDaniel, who took the loss, re- By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Rookie pitcher Jim Nash used to "be able to get into a ball game enly when there was a -fight on the field when he would «neak out t« throw a few punch- fe'Sut now there is a growing number of American League totters who wouldn't mind committing a little mayhem on the 21-year-old Georgian. He. beat Washington 4-3 for his fifth straight victory without a loss MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. U Pet. U.B. ^Pittsburgh . San Fran. . Los Angeles Philadel. ... ,St..'Louis ... (Cincinnati •• (Houston ... Atlanta .... !New York . [Chicago .589 .587 .571 .54$ .509 .505 .458 .458 .453 .321 4V4 Wi 9 14 14 14V4 Thursday's Results New York 8, San Francisco 6 Chicago 5, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 8, Los Angeles 1 Philadelphia 12, Houston 2 Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 1 Today's Games St. Louis at New York, N Atlanta at Philadelphia, N Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, N San Francisco atChi cago Los Angeles at Houston, N Saturday's Games St. Louis at New York Atlanta at Philadelphia, N Cincinnati at Pittsburgh San Francisco at Chicago Los Angeles at Houston, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. U Pet. G.B. Baltimore .. Detroit California .. Cleveland .. Minnesota . Chicago .... New York . Kansas City Washington Boston .654 .543 .533 .533 .514 .486 .453 .443 .438 .409 12 13 13 15 18 21% 22% 23 V4 26% Thursday's Results •Kansas City 4, Washington 3 California 11, New York 7 Minnesota 2, Boston 1 Cleveland 3, Baltimore 1 Only games scheduled Today's Games Chicago at California, N Minnesota at Kansas City, N New York at Cleveland, 2 twi- nigiit Washington at Baltimore, N Saturday's Games Chicago at California, N Minnesota at Kansas City, N Boston at Detroit JJew York at Cleveland Washington at Baltimore, N TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS .64 45 .587 - Amarillp .... Albuquerque Austin Dal-FW .... El Paso .551 .518 .473 .444 .427 4 7% 12% 16 18 1 Thursday's Results Albuquerque 4, ARKANSAS 2 Dallas-Fort Worth 2, El Paso Austin 6, Amarillo 4 Today's Games Albuquerque at ARKANSAS El Paso at Dallas-Fort Worth Austin at Amarillo PACIFIC COAST Phoenix 3, Tulsa 2 Spokane 7, Denver 5 San Diego 3; Indianapolis 2 Oklahoma City 3, Vancouver 2, 10 innings Seattle 8, Tacoma 7 Portland 9, dawaii 8 INTERNAT:ONAL Toronto 4, Toledo 0 Buffalo 8, Columbus S Syracuse 10-1, Jacksonville 3-4 Rochester at Richmond, rain since joining Kansas City . a month ago. Nash was signet by the Athletics in 1964 and sent to a farm team in Daytona Beach, Fla.. whose manager was told that under no eircumstnceds was the 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander to be used in,a game. The A's wanted to hide him from the rookie draft and didn't want any other major league teams know he even existed. to So Nash's activity was confined to pitching batting practice and "sitting in the bullpen and talking to &e mosquitoes. I did get on the field once that summer. We got into a fight one night at Miami. 'I. got a couple of guys threw . them around pretty good," Nash remembered. 'But one of them was Our first baseman. In a Crowd, you don't always have time to pick out the right uniform. I never did tell him that I knocked him down." But lately, Nash hasn't had to sneak around any dark corners at the ballpark. The Athletics about from don't him. mind who'knows Since coming up Mobile of the Southern League in July, he's compiled a 2.65 ERA and struck out 43 men besides winning five of the seven games he's been in. * * * . In other Amesrican League contests Thursday'. Cleveland beat first-place Baltimore 3-1, Minnesota clipped Boston 2-1, and California sank New York 11-7. Phil Roof drove in two runs with a single in Kansas City's triumph and Jack Aker came in for Nash in the seventh inning and picked up his 17th save of the season. Gary Bell held the Orioles to three hits and Leon Wagner 8 Lanes to Go Shamrock To Shrink Shamrock Lanes management announced it plans to remove eight lanes the first week In September, leaving 16 for league play and open bowling., The remaining lanes are to be resurfaced the last week in August to be ready for the regular fall-winter season. The various teams an* leagues are now signing up members. Triplebiil! Stock Fans Can Cheer Three successive nights of racing are in store for stock car patrons in the area. The long weekend is to start tonight at Cottonwood Raceway, located at the Osceola cutoff in Interstate 55. Red Gill has arranged the regular Class A and Class C program tonight, with a special card Saturday night exclusively for the Class Cs. And then Sunday night there is the usual show at Blytheville Speedway, north of town on Interstate 55. * * * The races at Cottonwood are slated to start at 8:15, with time trials at 6:30. The Sunday show times an «:30 and 8. Dynamite Deane, who has made a profession el "blow- Ing himself up," is an added attraction tonight. drove in one run and scored another in the Indians' victory. It was Cleveland's second straight win over the Birds. Brooks Robinson got two of the Baltimore hit*. Jim Kaat threw a four-hitter at the Red Sox, but the game was deadlocked until the eighth inning when Jim Hall's 12th homer of the season for the Santiago had only given up four Twins settled .matters. Jose hits to Minnesota before Hall's shot. + * * Kaat, who got his 15th victory and now leads the kague in that department, gave up onl yone hit through the first eight innings, but was touched for three more in the ninth. He fanned Carl Yastrzemski to end the threat without being scored on. The Angels rallied for five runs in the eighth in taking the Yanks. Bob Rodgers drove in the tie-breaker with a double. New York had come back from a five-run deficit to take a 7-6 lead in the eighth on a homer by Elston Howard. Jack Sanford who went the final inning, was the winner. Fights iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiininiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniinii 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine — Pete Riccitelli, 169, Portland, out- pointed Rocky Halliday, 165, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.. 8. LOS ANEGLES - Dave Con. treras, 124, Los Angeles, pointed Wayman Grant, Pomona, Calif., 10. out- 126, Teases London LONDON (AP) - Champion Cassius Clay taunted Britain's challenger, Brian London, today on the eve of their world heavyweight championship fight Saturday night. "Put your wife and children in the ringside," the 24-year-old champ from Louisville advised the .32-year-old English challenger. "Remember that you're fighting for them. Then, if you hit the champ and he don't fall, run." The modest London, who like Clay has finished training for the scheduled 15-rounder, retorted: "I don't take much notice of what Clay says. "It's going to be a tough, hard fight, thing I feel fit. I have every- to gajn and nothing to lose. My ambition is to make as much money for my wife and children as I can. I am always a trier." * * * London, noted for strength rather than finesse, said he aims for a knockout. He admits he's unlikely to outpoint' the fleet-footed champion. "I'm going to: have a good bash," he said. LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Ralph Dupas, 149H, Las Vegas, stopped Joey Limas, 148, Albuquerque, N.M., 5,. lieved and gave up singles to Ed j Park- Leachville LEACHVILLS - Piggott squeezed Leachville 3-2 in the Leachville Little League baseball tournament here last night, night. Paragould A bombed Manila 11-0; and Bay t$6k POca- hontas 8-2. . . . • Tonight's lineup: Piggott vs. Paragould A at 8; and Paragould B vs. Bay at 7. PEi WEI Playing probably their best game of the season Orioles defeated -Jaguars 11-3, shoving the latter into.the losers' bracket of the YMCA Midget League tournament last night at Midget Bressoud and John Stephenson. Then Henry entered.and moments later Swoboda struck. * . * * Willie McCovey, Jim Hart and Tom Haller homered for Giants and Johnny Stephenson also connected for the-Mets. The Pirates had little trouble as they dropped the third-place Dodgers two games hack with a 16-hit attack, most against Los Angeles pitching this-season. Manny Mota led the onslaught with two triples, two runs batted in and-three runs scored. Vern Law scattered six hits for his first complete game since July 8 and seventh triumph in 12 decisions. The Phils crept within 4% games of Pittsburgh as they bombed Dave Giusti and relievers for five runs in the third inning and six in the fifth to give Jim Sunning his 12th victory against seven setbacks. Cookie Rojas belted a three- run homer and Johnny Briggs drove in four runs with a homer and double. * * * A revived Sam Fllis, who has won three straight and is now 814, gave the Reds their 10th suc- Orioles almost won -it in the first inning, cashing in on three hits and a base on . balls for three runs. Jaguars got into the scoring act in the second with one run on two base blows, and made it 3-2 in the third. Winners picked up two additional tallies in the fourth, and for .a while it appeared the game might end this way, but winners salted it away with a six- run outburst in the top of the sixth. The attempted Jaguar rally in the lower half fell far short. Tonight Hawks and Twins are [to play in a last ditch effort to '.stay in the tournament. Game time is 8 o'clock. MIDGET Fighting Frogs continued their upset role yesterday afternoon in the YMCA Pee Wee tournament, eliminating Redskins 16-5. Winners sent only seven men to the plate in the first two innings, while Redskins notched three in the first frame, and appeared on their way to an expected victory. But then.Skin pitching ran into control difficulties, issuing a total of 14 passes in the last three innings, cess in 11 games and 15th in 18 and thereby hangs the victory **• tVlATf PTir fit-it tVlbir fAll r. 03 TOO CAM TJV/MfC> *ri/it AWT tnljs as they swept their four-game set with the Cardinals. Dick Simpson opened the for Frogs' victory tale. Trailing 4-0 going into the third, Frogs stuffed six runs in. Reds' scoring with his third!to the inning; then home run and Tommy Haper extended .his hitting streak to 20 games. Cincinnati climbed within a half-game of the fifth-place Cardnals, who have dropped five in a row. Banks' seventh homer, in the on only three safeties in the fourth. The finals victory put Frogs into of the losers' bracket against the Hornets. Winners there must meet Roosters tor the loop championship. first inning, overcame a 2-01 The Hornet-Frog game is Atlanta lead and gave Dick Ell-1 scheduled Saturday 6:15 at Mid- sworth, a 17-game loser, his fifth victory. Randy Hundley | get Park, and tournament finals 1 are booked Monday afternoon. homered in. the. second off loser There is no Pee Wee game this Denny Lemaster. afternoon. Labron Harris Can Expect Bigger Golf Gallery Today By HAL PARIS j striking distance. CLEVELAND (AP) —-Labron Until Harris' heroics, it ap- Harris Jr; is- 25-year-old bachelor who hasn't had much luck the last three years'as-a ;golf peared 10-year pro Johnny Pott would be the frsit-round leader with a strong pro. . • ••-.•• The 6-foot-S, 190-pound -Oklahoman has, pocketed-only $1,912 in seven tour tournaments this season. His best effort was a tie- for 28th in the Western Open. The bespectacled son of a golf pro was the last man off the tee Thursday "in the first round of the Cleveland Open. • There was no gallery and few of those who w a tched him later knew that Harris had won the U.S. Amateur in 1962. * * Oklahoma The * former State star was expected to draw more attention today after he turned 66. • Pott, who tournament in played almost ! hasn't won a three years, faultlessly while ringing up five birds. * * * In a five-way knot at 67 were Tommy Bolt, Gay Brewer, Bobby Nichols, Phil Rodgers and veteran Freddie Haas. And a dozen others were only a stroke back at 68 including PGA titlist Al Geiberger. Among the 13 deadlocked at 69 were Arnold Palmer, Ken Venturi and Gary Player. ' U.S. Open king Billy Casper, the circuit's leading money winner with more than $100,000 in a sparkling six-under-par 65 j in the till, posted a one-over 72 that tied the Lakewood Country | while Jack Nicklaus, the reign- Club's par 36-35—71 course i ing Masters and British Open record. champ, slumped to an unusual 74. The field was to be reduced to the low 70s and ties after today's second round. That torrid round had Harris out front of the 143'other pros in the $100,000 tourney but the closely bunched field was. within Thank You For Your Vote and Support In Behalf of My Candidacy For Arkansas Supreme Court., Position 4. CONLEY BYRD pol. Ad p«id for by Conley Byrd AT MANILA: News, Shoe In Big One MANILA - Courier News and Brown Shoe are the main attractions here tonight in the Manila Invitational Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament. The Only undefeated entries left are on the docket at 7:30. In the losers' bracket at 8:30, it's Tri-CO vs. Arbyrd, with the winner getting ejected. Championship and consolation contests are Saturday night. * * * Irt games .last night, Tri- CO nipped Pepsi-Cola 10-9 in eight innings; and Arbyrd squeezed Buckeye 11-10 in seven. Jack Cheney Gains WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) Jack Cheney Jr. of North Little Rock, Ark., won two rounds of match play in the U.S.G.A. Junior Golf Championship here Thursday to advance to today's rounds. The field of 64 was cut to 16 after the two rounds Thursday Cheney defeated Ralph Smallman of Birmingham, Ala., 2 and 1 and then scored a 3 and 1 victory over Eddie Pearce of Temple Terrace, Fla., in the second time around. .* * * David Matthews of Fayetteville, Ark., son of Wilson Matthews, a defensive coach for Arkansas' football Razorbacks, won his first match but fell in the afternoon. Matthews took a 1-up victory over Brad Lucy of San Francisco, then lost 4 and 3 to Allen Miller of Pensacola, Fla. More double rounds are scheduled today and Saturday. COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Tlmt for !ieh Diy, "Ttlli When Hiti Bit. lul" FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 7 THRU 14 SUN 4:20 AM MOM 5:01 AM TUE 5:45 AM WED 10 £0 6:33 AM THU 11 7:26 AM FRI 12 SAT 13 8:?3 9:24 10:26 AM AM AM SUN 14 All lime is given in Central Standard time. Add ons h6ur for the Eastern time zone; subtract one hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pacific time. In localities using daylight saving time, add one hour lo time found above. Copyright 1966 Blacker the Fish — Better the Day for Fishing FINALLY — Larry Rogers, 15-year-old Blythevffie Junior High student, who says he's been fishing in the lake at Walker Park all summer, extracted this 10-pound catfish yesterday. He thinks it's about time because his dad's been asking over and over: "When you going to bring home a mess of fish?" (Courier News Photo) Now* Fdlstaft Golden' droftbeer.,.; in new, no-return; '.'quart bottles with; ,' twist-off-caps. 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