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Saturday, August 13, 1966
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HVE COUNTY ATHLETES CN I AST STAR SQUADS Rain Should Help Even Odds at LR LITTLF ROCK (AP) The East rules a slight favorite in tonight's Arkansas High School All-Star football game, but a rain-soaked War Memorial Stadium turf should help the West. The East and West all- stars were to meet in their annual summer bask? (ball battle at 2 p.m. The East was favored. Almost six inches of rain fell on Little Rock between midnight and 7 a.m. today. The rain should help the West, which gears its attack to grinding out yardage, The East boasts speedy backs and a talented trio of passing quarterbacks. Basketball captains were selected Friday. The East chose Little Rock Central's Ricky Tanneberger and Jonesboro's Mack McAlister. Jim Files of Fort Smith Southside and Danny Keeter of Mountain Home were chosen the West captains. * * * The East, winners of five straight, holds a 6-4 edge in the football series while the West leads 64 in bas- ketball LITTLE ROCK-Mississippi County is represented by four football players and one basketballer in today's prep all-star classics. They're on the East rosters. Bob Poynor of Osceola is listed as a first unit guard; Frank Richardson of Osceola a second unit fullback; Wi//ie Moves a Step Closer to Foxx Bucs' Bailey Makes a Big Splash By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Willie Mays got a step closer, Art Shamsky got a 43rd of a record and Bob Bailey got a bucket of water in his face. Each earned their rewards Friday night by hitting significant home runs as the hectic National League pennant race continued. Mays' home run carried second-place San Francisco and Gaylord Perry past Houston 1-0 while Bailey's pair and Sham- sky's trio helped Pittsburgh and Cincinnati tie a major-league record of 11 homers in one game. The first-place Pirates won the 13-inning game 14-11 and maintained their two-game lead over the Giants. * * * The homer for Mays was his S7th of the season and 532nd of his career, moving him to within two of Jimmy Foxx, whose 534 is second on the all-time list. After Mays passes Foxx, only Babe Ruth and his 714 remain. Shamsky, who entered the Cincinnati lineup in the eighth, most likely never will reach those heights, but he did gam a share of a modern National League home-run record. By hitting three homers in three times at bat — they came within four innings — Shamsky joined 35 other NL players who hit three consecutive homers 42 previous times. . Bailey hit only two homers but he added a two-run double in the llth that gave the Pirates s temporary 11-9 lead. That was before Shamsky's third homer led the game for the fourth and ast time. For his night's work in the our-hour, 22-minute affair, 3ailey was rewarded in the ju- ilant Pirate clubhouse with a ucket of water thrown in his ace and a stream of beer cured over his head. In the other NL games Chica- o edged Los Angeles 2-1 and Vew York defeated St. Louis 6- The Pirates finally won the marathon with three runs in the 3th, the first two «n Manny iota's bases-loaded single. * * * Shamsky drove in the Reds' ast five runs with his homers in he eighth, 10th and llth. The irst put Cincinnati ahead 8-7, Twins About Ready to Take Over-4th Place By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I His output slipped to 25 last . *.<&«« nrknw l*a MrttacAfl CDTJAfl BATTING LEADERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (275 at bats) - Alou : Pittsburgh, .344; Alou, Atlanta and Clemente, Pittsburgh, .331 Runs—Alou, Atlanta, 85; Aaron, Atlanta, 81. Runs batted in—Aaron, Atlanta, 86; Clemente, Pittsburgh, 81. Hits-Alou, Atlanta, 163; Clemente, Pittsburgh, 148. 'Doubles — Callison, Philadel phia, 26; Alou, Atlanta, Pinson Cincinnati, Phillips, Chicago and W. Davis, Los Angeles, .Triples—McCarver, St. Louis 11; Clemente, Pittsburgh, . 9 Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta SI; Torre, Atlanta, Stargeli Pittsburgh, and Mays, San Francisco, 27. '.".Stolen bases — Brock. St Louis, 49; Jackssn, Houston, 36 AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (275 at bats)-01iva Minnesota, .320; F. Robinson Baltimore. .314 " Runs — F Robinson, Balti more, 89; B Robinson, Balti more, 57. Runs batted in-Powell, Bal timore, 87; B. Robinson, Balti more, 84. Hits — Oliva, Minnesota, 139 B. Robinson, Baltimore, 136. Doubles — Yastrzemski, Bos ton, 31; B. Robinson, Baltimore and Oliva, Minnesota, 27. . Triples—Hershberger, Kansa City and Brinkman, Washing ton, 8; eight players tied with 7 ; Home runs—F. Robinson, Bal timore, 34; Powell, Baltimore and Pepitone, New York, 26. Stolen bases—Agee, Chicagn 31; Campaneris, Kansas City SO. PITCHING R. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (10 decisions) — Re gan, Los Angeles, 10-1, .909 Perry, San Francisco, 18-2, .90 Strikeouts — Koufax, Los An geles, 229; Bunning. Philadel phia, 173. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (10 decisions) — McNally, Baltimore, 11-3. .786; Watt, Baltimore, 8-3, .727. Strikeouts — Boswell, Minne- jota, 165; Richer!, Washington, 160. The ball is jumping off Harmon Killebrew's bat again and hat could mean the Minnesota >ins are ready to take charge of the three-way tussle for ourh place in the American .eague. Killebrew smashed a two-run mmer, his third in as many Barnes and 25th of the season, :riggering Minnesota's 6-2 victory over Kansas City Friday night. The shot left him nine short of Frank Robinson's league leading 34 but both Killebrew and Managre Sam Mele believe the Twins' slugger can still, win his : ourth home-run crown in five years. "Harmon is looking very confident at the plate," Mele said. "When he's hitting this well and is this confident, the home runs always seem to ions for bim." Killebrew led the American League in homers for three straight seasons, belting 48 in 1962, 45 in 1963 and 49 in 1964. the second tied the game 9-9 and the third 11-11. Jerry Lunch extended his major league career pinch-hit homer record with his 18th that tied the game 8-8 in the ninth, and Willie Stargell's homer gave the Pirates a 9-8 lead in the 10th. Jesse Gonder and Roberto Clemente added to Pittsburgh's six- homer barrage while Deron Johnson and Pete Rose also connected for the Reds. Mays hit' his homer leading off the ninth inning of a previously scoreless contest. The blow was only the fourth hit off Houston's Mike Cuellar. Perry stopped the Astros on three hits, gaining his 18th victory against two defeats. Los Angeles' Sandy Koufax is the only other pitcher in the majors with 18 victories. * * * Don Sutton and Los Angeles were headed for a 1-0 victiroy until the ninth when the Cubs rallied for two runs on singles by Glenn Beckert and George Altaian sandwiches around Ron Santb's double. Chicago's Ken Holtzman allowed just five hits but let in the Dodgers' run in the first with a wild pitch. Jack Fisher gave up 12 hits but rode a five-run' New York outburst in the third inning to a victory over St. Louis. Larry Elliot doubled home two runs in the third while singles by Al Luplow and Gerry Grote brought in two more. 'ittsburgh an Fran .. os Angeles 'hiladel. ... t Louis ... Cincinnati .. itlanta — [ouston .... Iew York . Chicago year when he missed seven weeks with a dislocated left elbow. Tony Conigliaro won the 1965 crown with 32 homers. "I fell like I'm swinging the bat better than I have all season," Killebrew said. "I've hit the ball good at times this year, but the hits didn't fall in like ;hey are how." Killebrew has had 18 hits in 51 trips to the plate in the last two weeks, a .373 pace that has raised his season's average 14 points to .280. His two-run clout keyed Minnesota's three-run first inning against Kansas City's Paul Liridblad. The victory kept the twins in a fourth place tie with Chicago which nipped California 1-0, dropping the Angels one game back of Minnesota and the White Sox. In other American League games, Cleveland edged New York 3-2, Boston battered De troit 13-9, and Baltimore split a doubleheader with Washington winning the first game 2-1 and dropping the second 4-1. .535 .518 9 58 56 509 10 54 59 .478 13'/4 50 63 .442 17% 50 64 .439 18 38 74 .339 29 Friday's Results Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 11 3 innings New orkY 6, St. Louis 2 Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 San Francisco 1, Houston 0 Philadelphia at Atlanta, rain Today's Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Chicago at Los Angeles Houston at San Francisco Philadelphia at Atlanta, 2 wi-night New York at St. Louis Sunday's Games Chicago at Los Angeles, 2 Houston at San Francisco. 2 Philadelphia at Atlanta Pittsburgh at Cincinnati New York at St. Louis. 2 Monday's Games Chicago at Philadelphia, N Atlanta, at Houston, N Cincinnati at Los Angeles. N Only games scheduled Batesville Beats Missouri WICHITA, Kan. — Batesville, state champion from Arkansas, defeated Mexico, Mo., 6-5 in the opening game of the national semipro tournament. Relief pitcher Butch Hopkins (drafted from Osceola) took over from Rip Turnbull in the sixth, stopped a Missouri scoring spree, and retired the final seven swingers in order. Shortstop Jimbo Callaway drove in three runs for the Arkansas hustlers. Batesville has a 7 o'clock game Sunday night against Service Glass of Wichita, the tournament favorite. ON A DRIER NIGHT - Blytheville's Sam Singleton dives into third base in the 5-4 win over West Memphis at Light Brigade Field. The Thursday night game was the last state battle before the rain marched in. (Courier News Photo) PUDDLES BEFUDDLE LEGION MEET Rain Hurls Curve By ED HAYES Sports Editor American Legion's 1966 state baseball tournament was rained out in Blytheville yesterday. It was rained out in Monette also. The rain clouds that hovered over the state last night began to break up somewhat at mid-morning and it was hoped to resume at least some of the action today at Monette. * * * North Little Rock had a 1-0 lead going over Fort Smith yesterday morning in a losers' bracket battle that was shifted to the (own about 30 miles west of here. But after an inning and a half of play, the rain pelted the Monette High School diamond also, just hard enough to make play impossible. Dud Cason Post 24 had dragged the field and spruced it up for two hours prior to the first pitch. Last year in the rained-on state tourna- ment here Monette officials granted use of their field for two games. It was finished in Blytheville on Sunday afternoon. Blytheville Legionnaires are once more hoping and praying for such a finish. * * * North Little Rock first baseman Gary DeSalvo put the North Little Rock De Janis into the lead over Kerwins of Fort Smith when he nailed a home run over the right field fence. Play is to he resumed where it left off yesterday—but where and when is the question of the moment. Trumann? Poplar Bluff? North Little Rock? Fort Smith? The Astrodome? West Memphis and Bryant, the other onetime losers in the tournament, were also scheduled to play today, as were undefeated Colonial Bakery of Little Rock and undefeated Blytheville. Finals are set for Sunday In Blytlicville. Bunch of optimistic fellers, aren't they? Carl Robinson, Wilson, third unit center; and Peyton Speck, Shawnee, third unit wingback. Lynn Welker of Leachville is the basketball player. His coach, John Widner, is an assistant all-star mentor. Howard Cissell of ps- ceola has been coaching this week in the football camp. MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS Golf KO'd AtBCC Second round of the junior club championship tournament yesterday at Blytheville Country Club was called off because of • ain. Pro Bob Boyd said they hoped to get the finals In this afternoon. The Scotcl. Foursome Sunday afternoon is still on. "But it's doubtful," said the pro, searching the sky for some blue. NATIONAL LEAGUE 46 596 67 49 .578 63 49 .563 61 53 59 55 9-Year-Old 'ipi Travs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —Jim Fairey singled with the ases loaded in the ninth to rive in the whining run as Al- uquerque edged league leading Arkansas 2-1 Friday night. Alan Foster limited Arkansas o four hits and picked up hi inth victory. The 19-year-olc itcher, keeping himself in hoi water by walking seven, struck ut nine. Three walks by relief pitcher Wayne Granger, who took over n the seventh when' Albuquer- ue tied the game, set the stage or Fairey's winning blow. Fairey's throwing error in the irst inning had given the Trav- >lers an unearned run and i tood up as Foster and Fred Wall were locked in a duel. Ray Youngdahl squarec hings for Albuquerque with a AMERICAN W. 74 61 61 59 60 Baltimore . Detroit .... Cleveland . Chicago .... Minnesota ., California .. New York . Washington Kansas City LEAGUE L. Pct.G.B 41 .643 52 540 12 54 .530 13 55 .518 14V 58 .517 14V 56 .509 15% 64 .443 23 67 .442 23 .435 24 .429 25 65 Boston 51 Friday's Results Baltimore 2-1, Washington 1- Boston 13, Detroit 9 Cleveland 3, New York 2 Chicago 1, California 0 Minnesota 6, Kansas City 2 Today's Games Kansas City at Minnesota California at Chicago Cleveland at New York Detroit at Boston Washington at Baltimore, N Sunday's Games Kansas City at Minnesota California at Chicago, 2 Baltimore at Washington Cleveland at New York, 2 Detroit at Boston, 2 Monday's Games California at Minnesota, N Kansas City at Detroit. N New York at Detroit. N Washington at Cleveland, N Baltimore at Boston, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE ARKANSAS Amarillo ... Albuquerque Austin Dallas-FW . El Paso W. 68 66 61 L. Pet. G.B 49 .581 50 .569 57 .517 I'/ 12 12 16V 19 56 61 .479 51 65 .440 49 69 .415 Friday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth 4-0, Austi L-2 Albuquerque 2, ARKANSAS Amarillo 7, El Paso 1 Today's Games Amarillo at El Paso Dallas-Fort Worth at Austin ARKANSAS at Albuquerque INTERNATIONAL Rochester 6, Buffalo 2 Toronto 5, Syracuse 4 Columbus 2, Jacksonville 1 Richmond 4, Toledo 2 PACIFIC COAST Denver 10, Tulsa 7 Phoenix 4, Indianapolis 3 Vancouver 10, Seattle 5 Portland 4, Spokane 1 PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) Taylor Sanford, whose 37-yea career of coaching severa sports included service at Ra dolph-Macon. Wake Forest an Ft. Lee, Va., died at his horn Monday night. He was 57. COURIER NEWS gnturdn; August 13, IMS PAGE SI* Arkansas Alb'qu* 100 000 000-1 4 0 000000101-2 « 1 Foster, M. L-Granger. Albuquerque, Youngdahl (») RACES SATURDAY NIGHT At Cottonwood Raceway Int. 55 & Hi-Way 140 Osceola, Ark. Stock Cars Only! ATTENTION LADIES Powder Puff Derby for Women Saturday Night. Those interested call 10 3-2805 in Osceola or be at the track Saturday night! RACES EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT ^ Super Modified * Stock Cars if Time Trials — 6:30 * Races — 8:15 Admission. ...... .$1.50; Under 12 Free 'Fastest Quarter Mile Gumbo Track in South' Stop Hunting... ,. Look In Your NewspapEr for: Local, State, National and International News Social Happenings and Fashion Tips Interesting Accounts and Pictures of Happenings in the Sports Field Bargains and Special Services Offered in the Classified and Display Ads BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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