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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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(Art.) Courier tt«w» - me- Hfr <)UI< LLAGUL ANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W, L. tct. G.B. Pittsburgh ..73 50 .593 — S. Francisco 74 51 .592 — Los Angeles . 70 53 .569 3 Philadelphia 67 58 .436 7 St Louis .... 64 60 .516 9% Cincinnati .. 60 84 .484 13% Atlanta ..... 59 64 .480 14 Houston 55 69 .444 18% New York ... 55 70 .440 19 Chicago ..... 42 80 .344 30% Monday's Results Chicago 8, New York 4 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 5. St. Louis 3,'Houston 0 Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3, 12 innings San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 2 Today's Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N St. Louis at Houston, N New York at Chicago Cincinnati at San Francises. Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N . New York at Chicago St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco. Orioles' Palmer-Etchebarren: Charged Battery ' : ... . . • . :• •;• • . • . • i i . m • A • * ** A • . I 4 *I / k f • • I^ AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B Baltimore ..80 43 .650 — Detroit 67-55 :549 12M Cleveland ... 66 59 .528 15 Minnesota ... 66 59 ,528 15 Chicago 65 60 .520 16 California ..61 63 .492 W. New York .. 56 69 .448 25 Washington ..56 72 438 26% Kansas City 54 71 .438 27 Boston 54 74 .422 28% Monday's Results No games scheduled. Today's Games Chicago at Detroit, N Kansas City at Boston, 2 twi night Minnesota at Washington, ! twi-night California at New York, N Cleveland at Baltimore, N Wednesday's Games Chicago at Detroit, N Minnesota at Washington, N Cleveland at Baltimore, N California at New York, N Kansas City at Boston, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B ARKANSAS . 75 52 .591 Amarillo ... 70 56 .556 4V Albuquerque . 66 60 .524 8% Austin 62 65 .488 13 Dallas-FW .. 52 72 .429 20Vi El Paso .... 52 74 .413 22 Monday's Results Amarillo 6, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 ARKANSAS 2-5, Austin 1-3 Albuquerque at El Paso, pos poned, rain Today's Games Albuquerque at El Paso 2 Amarillo at Dallas-Fort Wort Austin at ARKANSAS INTERNATIONAL Toledo 4, Toronto 3 Columbus 6, Jacksonville 1 Richmond at Syracuse, rain Rochester 6, Jacksonville 1 PACIFIC COAST Denver 6, Indianapolis 3 San Piego 6, Olds. City 2 Phoenix 4, Tulsa 0 Portland 10, Vancouver 3 ELMIRA, N.. Y(AP) - Tl Elmira Pioneers defeated tl Pittsfield Red Sox 6-1 Monda to clinch the Class A Eastet League baseball pennant. The Pioneers hold a 16^f lead with 14 games left ir season. Paraqould Brothers Andy: Fantastic Story By DAVE BURCIN NEW YORK - (NBA) -?' The only time any of the Baltimore Orioles can say something nice about Andy Etchebarren is when his back is turned. Otherwise, they address their regular catcher so: "Andy, you big slob." "Hey, Etche-what's-your- name, get busy!" "Go away rook. You're ugly." It is all good-natured kidding, of course, nothing new on a team sitting comfortably in first place awaiting a pennant. * * * And much of the pre-game clowning centers around the likeable, insensitive Etchebarren, who, when he's out of earshot, is given much of the credit for putting the Orioles in the position where they can afford lighter moments. "There," said Frank Robinson, . pointing his bat at Etchebarren, "is probably the main reason why we're in first." "Andy is a fantastic story," said Bob Johnson, who is the No. 1 teller of Etchebarren stories, true and apoehryphal. "He has put this team together." Said Luis Aparicio. "In my opinion he's the most valuable player we've got. B he hadn't come through for us like he has, I'm not sure we would be in first place." It is surprising talk from a team which hai hitters like Robinson, Robinson and Powell and pitchers like McNally, Barber and Palmer appearing all over league- leader lists. Etchebarren is hitting around .240 and in home runs and nms-batted-in he's far behind the sluggers three. "My value? Etchebarren said. "Well, my value is... er . , . well I wish you wouldn't ask me questions like that." * * * "His value," said manager Hank Bauer, "came to me one day when I was thinking about how bad everybody said our pitching was supposed to be. "I was wondering why it had held up. Then suddenly I looked out behind the plate and saw the reason. Etchebarren. "The same pitchers who rib Andy before the game are the same ones out there asking him what to throw and when to throw it." Etchebarren, 23, is kidded mostly because he looks a lot like Yogi Berra. He has large ears, bushy eyebrows and craggy features. And he keeps stumbling into funny situations. * * * "Hey Etchebarren," the Yankees' Joe Pepitone yelled from the batting cage. "How'd you ever get your picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated?" "That wasn't it," bellowed Might Win 20... but Who's Noticed? Th« Viiw from Her* ED HAYES WICHITA - Batesville, state champion from Arkansas, stayed in the National Baseball Congress tournament Monday night, eliminating North Platte, Neb., 9-7 behind the ripping of the Washington brothers from Paragould. Manuel, recovered from a neck injury absorbed early in the tournament, blasted two home runs and two doubles. Older brother Gary homered and cracked three singles. Together they drove in eight runs. Sonny Moss from Oscesla doubled. » * * Mike Richmond was the wim ning pitcher. Batesvffle is now M in the semipro showi ... ... MSOUOlxy* 18 0 wl*it, »aw «). Hi'BMr an caper; 'WdKiy. Richmond (J) h M«row. W¥*e)to0nj. t , Home «ira» — Nortn rutt», Andy Etchebarren Curt Blefray, Etchebarren's road roommate before the grinning catcher could answer. "That was Mad Magazine." * * * Later Etchebarren was taking his cuts in the cage and Blefary was nearby Jim Palmer calling his roommate one of the best catchers in baseball. "I heard that," Etchebarren called jubilantly. "Shut up and hit, rookie," Blefary said. "You can get blamed for losing a pennant as well as for winning one." HERE TONIGHT! Herb, Red Pals WHO WAS THROWING THOSE FOOTBALLS IN THE hall Saturday night at the Claridge Hotel? "I heard you got a report it was our boys," said the Biloxi coach to Jack Barnes, director of the Region 4 American Legion baseball tournament in Memphis. "It couldn't have been our boys," the Mississippian declay-yud. "All our boys were in bed at 11 o'clock!" . * * * Some tunes it's best not to open your mouth. Take the case of the Biloxi third baseman. "Throw strikes," he ordered to his pitcher who was throwing balls to Blytheville's diminutive Lee Forestiere. " He's only up there to get a walk." The pitcher pitched a strike and Lee connected. The ball didn't stop screaming until it hit the fence in right-center. The triple drove in two runs. Or the case of the jockey in the Blytheville dugout. After the Dud Casons turned a snappy doubleplay in the first inning (Jimmy Wagner handling the scoop and shovel, Stan Williams the pivot), he cried: "O.K., gang, everything's going our way today. We're getting the breaks today!" He was wrong.-except for the 35-minute break caused by the rain. + . * •*• The above-mentioned Barnes, sitting in the officials' tent down the left-field line, shook his head. "Too bad if Blytheville loses. There won't be anybody left in the stands." Gate receipt? for the first game Saturday afternoon, Blytheville vs. South San Antonio, tallied $100 more than the tab for the Nashville-Panama meeting Saturday night. "Memphis shouldn't have thjj tournament," offered Mem- phij sports writer Will Carruthers. "It should be in a place like your town (Blytheville). Wall, it's like Tim McCarver said.. Memphis doesn't want baseball." * * * They went as far away as Cincinnati to bring in umpires for the Memphis regional. All it proved was that Cincinnati umpires can mis? just as many as umpires from Blytheville and Biggers. In fact, the quality of the umps in Memphis made the umping in Blytheville for the state tournament look downright big league. Raymond Mock., the good-natured booger from Biggers, didn't mind calling'games in Blytheville but wanted no part of the Memphis ehindig. He didn't want any part of it last year, either, but let 'em talk him into it. Only facet he liked was the pay, $15 ? game, $17 8 W expenses. * * * LEE BOUNDS, WHO GRADUATED FROM GOSNELL High in 1964, returned to tell (among other things) that he expect? to play defensive halfback at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., this fall. Lee, one of my favorite emirates, was a quarterback He spent the summer vacationing with his folks in London- His dad is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: J- T. Sudbury did a commendable job in a hurry. He made almost all the arrangements as Miami Dolphins' Bob Briner and a St. Jude group from Memphis and Osceola came up to show a pro football film last night. BHS coach Bob Williams and BJHS Jack Goodman encouraged their boys to come see the film at City Hall and bolster'the attendance. If the boys didn't go home inspired to play better ball, they for sure won't get inspired by all those'beautiful li'l cheerleaders, either .... Col. William IveV showed the group a big time earlier in the day at BAFB .... Miami has a game in Memphis Wednesday night against Denver. Yep, same night as the Dot Germain recognition party at Blyheville Country Club Howard Cissell, Osceola grid coach, said he was told by the woman who runs the cafeteria' at the UA medical center in Li'l Rock that this year's" prep all-stars were the best behaved young gents ever .... Manuel Washington had a big night for the Batesville semipros in Wichita last night, but Danny Williams of Blytheville, who filled in for Manuel in the previous game, didn't have aiiy trouble hitting that ex-major league pitching, either. First'time up he singled sharply over the third baseman's htai Tien he banged one u*mA the right-center field will far a double. Rowdy Red Roberts showed up at Legion Arena's professional wrestling matches a week ago as the "surprise referee." But is was no surprise at all that he wound up battling at least one of the participants. In this case he ended up fighting both Tamaya Soto and Tojo Yamamoto. And Red had the last word. During the post-fight altercations, it appeared that the veteran campaigner had had enough and withdrew for the night in his dressing room. * * * But Red returned, like all good soldiers, and this time he appeared to have something wrapped in his right fist. Empty fist or not, Red promptly put the Japanese villians to sleep. But all that is past history. Tonight is what counts. And tonight Herb Welch has booked Tojo and Soto in a return match against Rowdy Red and a partner of his own choosing. Well, Red wasn't . actually given the prerogative of naming his own terms but he told promoter Herb Welch that he wanted Herb Welch the wrestler to be his partner in the tag team main event. Hetb agreed. "So," the promoter said, "I guess you'd have to call this a grudge match. One hour time limit, best two-out-of-three." Jackie Fargo and Medib No. 1 are scheduled to open the program if everybody survived the mean matching last night in Memphis. Admission tickets cost 75 ents, 25 cents for children ickets for ringside reserved eats cost 35 cents. Doors are scheduled to open t 6:30, two hours before the rst bell. \BOWLINO, Bob Nowlin bombed 256-583 in Industrial League on the final night last night at Shamrock and earned a century patch for climbing 100 pins above his average. Dave Fowler flipped 528; Bob Turner 523; and Arnold Sandbothe 202. . Third-place Shamrock Lanes No. 2 twirled 685-1879. Katz Jewelers won the championship. (New teams or bowlers interested in tatfng part in Industrial's winter league,, should attend an organizational meeting at Shamrock next Monday night at 7:30.) Mike Howell hammered 245602; Mabel Wheeler 484; and Nancy Regal 179 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League last night at Strat-0-Lanes. In 9 O'Clock Mixed Doubles at Strat-0, Jim Corser culled 214558; Don McAnulty 211-522; Donna Seglem 179-522; and Barbara Larson 197. Eighth-place State Farm fired 861; league-leading C,B's 2348. Results from the final night o: Howling in Sunday Night Mixed Doubles League at, Strat-O-Lanes Clifton Whitney 223-572; Donna Poole 478: and Jean May 182. Team Six jcored 837-2269. Team Eight won the championship. INDUSTRIAL SUMMER (Final Standings) . Katz Jew«ers 261 Shamrock Lanes No. 1 228 Coca-Cola «™,i Johnson's Esso * ' a 6;30 MIXED DOUBLES MoFall's Flower Shop . 35 Wlnsomes 37 Vampires 32 Patterson Insurance .. 31 "4 Alley Oops 31 vs Boone Cleaners 23 Nurses' Helpers 27 Born Losers 27 Both Enders 26 ' 9 O'CLOCK DOUBLES 31 L Jl 23 28 24 U 2814 31 33 33 34 44 C-B'B .................. « WOSCCt ............... 45 Boone Cleaners No. J . . 41 Minit Mart ....: ....... 38 Boone Cleaners No, 1 .. 33 Sorry-Bout-That ...... 33 Runamuclu ........... 29 State Farm ........... 28 Mustangs ............. 2« (Final Standing!) w T«a» Elgnt 30 Tom Six j" T<am Five 33 T««m Seven 32 T«»m Four : 25 Team Two 24 Team One "> Ttaa tut** " J7 30 35 35 39 40 42 17 32 23 24 31 3J at By SANDY PADWE NEW YORK - (NBA) Jim Palmer has an exceU lent chance to collect a check for about $8,000 or more next fall. And there is an even better chance that Jim Palmer will be collecting a similar check for quite a few seasons. Palmer is 20. He's one of the American League's leading pitchers. Most of the league's other pitching leaders are his teammates—Steve Barber, Eddie Watt, Dave McNally. * * * "On a team like this," he said, glancing at Frank Robinson, then Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell, "it's easy not to get publicity. It's sort of like that with the pitching staff." "It's not that Jim Palmer is looking for publicity. He's simply not the type. It's just pride in what he and his fellow workers have achieved this year. When you survey the Oriole roster, it's difficult to confine your thoughts to this year. Palmer is 20, Barber 27, Watt 25, McNally 24.- Wally Bunker is 21. Among the other regulars, relief pitchers Stu Miller (38) and Dick Hall (35), plus shortstop Luis Aparicio (33), are the oldest. * * * "Please," said Palmer, "let's not talk about dynasties. We haven't won this year." True. After Philadelphia's collapse two years ago there are few certainties in baseball, although the Orioles chancing of blowing the lead would have to be about 100-1. The simple truth is that the Orioles have the talent to keep atop the American League for quite a few years. "It would be something," Palmer admitted. "I remember when I was a kid living in Westchester County (before his family moved west). The Yankees were at their peak then . .." * * * Palmer talks quietly. He is an extremely well-mannered, articulate youngster, ster, who is still just a bit surprised about what has happened to him and his team this year. "I didn't know whether Lance Sidelined ESCOND1DO, Calif. (AP) San Diego coaches said Monday that Lance Alworth will miss next Saturday's exhibition game against Boston. The Chargers said the Ail- American Football League Hanker from Arkansas injured bis wrist against Kansas City last Saturday. Ring Head Critical PANAMA CITY (AP) James Deskin, president of the World Boxing Association, remained in critical condition Monday night after suffering a heart attack during the WBA's annual convention. I'd even make the club," Palmer said. "Then in the last two^ weeks of spring training^-* John Miller had a sore^f shoulder and I became »'&*< starter." '"".'. Palmer spent one year ini'!!,' '.e minor leagues then re-; ''• mained with the Orioles ,'; throughout the 1965 season, ~* when he was 5-4. "It was difficult, pitching ."'.. in spots," he said. "I think ;; ; the big difference this year '-. is pitching in rotation and' -"•' knowing that every fifth day it's you. That way you keep ".'. your control much sharper." ' * * * ..'•;.' He equalled that shortly .'• after the Ail-Star break this' season. Now i.iere is a pos-_ sibility he may win 20. ~~ If he does, it could lead to a pretty amusing scenei around his father's home in" Beverly Hills. Tony Curtis was a neigh-,.' bor. Frank Sinatra "lived up 1 the hill" and James Cagney" "was behind us." Jim didn't know any of- the stars personally. If he keeps up his 1966" pace, his former neighbors will know a lot about him. ,'L" McKeever Returns ORANGE. Calif. (AP )- Mar lin McKeever, star pass receiver for the Los Angeles Rams reports back to training camp today, following a short stay in a Newport Beach Hospital. McKeever, injured in an automobile accident last week, lost He said he hopes he can begin running later this week. . He said he hopes he can begin running later this week. Team coaches said they don't think the loss of his finger will interfere with his catching ability. The ring finger, they said, is the least-used finger. GO KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigar about Dark •II It looks darker. The flavor's richer. The flavor's smoother. The flavor's deeper. LetVget something straight Dark Bourbon is not for everybody. But a lot of people have asked us if we couldn't makeareallyBOUflBCWy-Bourbon... with a flavor that goes deeper.To make it, we developed aum'que new recipe based on a hand-made eour mash method. A method perfected by over four generations of know-how.The result-a Bourbon virile androbust,ashade darker incolor.but incredibly smooth and mellow. Not for every taste, we repeat-but for those who want aU the flavor, try Hillfc Hill Preferred, the dark one! 2S 4 I 70

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