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Tuesday, March 26, 1968
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GRINS AND GRIMACES—That annual tvek to Florida for spring training brings out the many moods of baseball players. Willie Mays (upper left) demonstrates disappointment as he misses (rare for him) a pitch; rookie Dodger pitcher Larry Staab (center left) grimaces as he uncorks a curve; Frank Robinson smiles slyly while eating a sandwich and ruminating on the §115,000 contract he signed. And John Roseboro (right), Minnesota catcher, appears 'dogtired' about it all. Baseball Roundup By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer It's only baseball spring training, but Baltimore pitchers are bringing back 1966 memories, erasing 1967 nightmares and raising 1968 hopes. Oriole hurlers extended their shutout string to 23 innings Monday before the Chicago White Sox scored once, not enough as Baltimore beat the Sox 2-1 for its fourth straight victory. Tom Phoebus, following a pair of two-hit shutouts, had Chicago blanked for four innings before Ken Berry hom- ered for a 1-1 tie. But Phoebus, rookie Roger Nelson and Brad Dillman stopped the Sox the rest of the way, and two errors by Chicago pitcher Gary Peters on a sacrifice bunt set up Mark Belanger's winning sacrifice fly in the seventh. Phoebus, Stu Miller, who pitched one shutout inning Friday, and Eddie Watt are the only pitchers involved in the whitewash string that remain from the 1966 staff that pitched Baltimore to the pennant and world Series championship. During last year's disappointing sixth place finish when sore arms and injuries hampered the hurlers, the Orioles came up with many new faces. They include Nelson, Dillman, Jim Hardin, Gene Brabender, John O'Donoghue' and Pete Richert, the other weekend shutout pitchers. At the same time Detroit's pennant hopes suffered a blow when slugging Willie Horton bruised a shoulder tendon in a 5-1 loss to Atlanta as Tito Francona homered and later scored the 10th after the Cardinals tied in the ninth on Orlando Cepeda's two-run homer. Bob Allison's fourth hit drove in the winning run in the 12th for the Twins and beat Boston 4-3. ' . In the only night game, Mike Epstein homered and 'Jim Miles, Steve Jones:and Casey Cox combined for a five-hitter as Washington bottled the New York Mets 2-0. S PAGE EIGHT g Tuesday, March 26, 1968 S Gary Fetus Knseball '68 Scott Hunter Make Super Bid In At Softball Meeting An organizational meeting for the YMCA-sponsored Commercial Softball League will be held tonight according to an announcement by YMCA Director Major Caldwell. All those interested in the league for the 1968 season are asked to be on hand at the Y building on Second St., at seven o'clock. Slater Doesn't Like Some Of Those Calls (Last in Series.) By IRA BERKOff NBA Sports Writer NEW YORK-(NEA) - Anyone who can pitch five shutouts for a last-place team (he even won them) is destined for great things. Such is the case witu Jim (Catfish) Hunter, 21-year- old righthander of the Oakland (Formerly Kansas City) A's. Hunter is not ovcrpowcringly fast, but has an outstanding curve ball. His stuff was good enough to win 13 games, best on the staff last season. He lost 17 games, but six were by shutout. He had a fine 2.80 earned run average and struck out 196 batters. The 6-foot, 195-pound may be the next superstar pitcher in the American League. He is not the only pitcher with star po tential on the lowly A's. Right handers Chuck Dobson, 24, am Jim Nash, 23, have also shown sparks of greatness. Dobson finished strong last •ear and wound up with a 10-10 record and a 3.68 ERA. Nash, a rookie sensation, with a 12-1 mark in 1966, again won 12, but dropped 17, last season. Right now, though, Hunter is the ace of the future. The Red Sox, who have one certified superstar in Carl Yas- trzemski, are on the verge of mving two others—pitcher Jim Lonborg and first - baseman George Scott. * * * Louborg, who won 22 regular- season games and two more in the World Series, will be 24 on Opening Day. The 6-6 right- hander sSiowcd snatches of stardom in 19B6, his second year in the league, when lie struck out 131 batters against only 55 walks. Though his record was only 10-10, he had demonstrated promise. It was fulfilled last season. For Lonborg, the next question is: How high the up? Scott, 24, may become one ot the batting terrors of the American League. As he begins his third year in the big leagues, Scott is already acknowledged one of the finest fielders in the game. And last year at the plate he batted .303, with 19 homers and 82 RBIs. Scott broke into the league with an explosion. He battered every pitch thrown at him early in the 1966 season. He made a starting spot on the All-Stai team. But then pitchers founc FOWLING SHAMROCK LANES Sleelitcs League STANDINGS Hamra's 80 24 Neil's Service 64% 39V4 Rexall 62 42 Steele Apparel 56 48 Frame's Flowers .... 54 50 United Auto 53 51 Ark-Mo Power 46 58 Smoller Co 42& 6U4 Hah's Ins 32% 71% Bank of Steele 29'/4 IVk Catfish Hunter holes in his batting style and Scott went into a deep slump. He filled the gaps at bat and resumed his power hitting last season. The Washington Senator candidate for star of the future is Paul Casanova. The 25-year-old catcher is a hustler wi'th a strong arm and potentially fine bat. He hit .254 with 13 homers and drove in 45 runs in 1966. Last season he dropped to .248 with nine homers and 53 RBIs. He is on the threshold of becoming the best catcher in the game. JW s~y I \ ^W^^gf _ t-i George Scott Return Clash Once Again Permission by the State Athletic Commission being granted, promoter Herb Welch will, again assume the role of participant in a Blythevilie ring when he teams with Corsica Joe tonight at Legion Arena. In a team match putting four men in the ring at once, Herb and Joe will try to decide once and for all the struggle between themselves and Don Carson and the Red Shadow. No disqualifications and no time limit will hamper the action and the Shadow's mask will be at stake in the struggle. The evening's first event, a one hour, best two of three falls affair, will bring a newcomer to 'town in the person of Ken Luces. Luces is a 230-pounder from Phoenix snd he will have his hands full with another man of the same weight, Japanese grappler, Mitsu Katayana. HIGH GAMES Jerry Kitchens 211 Hilda Zahner 192 Frame's 738 Hamra's 715 HIGH SERIES Hilda Zahner 535 Jerry Hitchens 519 Hamra's 2,074 Frame's 2,059 SPLITS Annice Davis 3-10 Velma Farris 3-10 Edith Ballentine 3-10 Lou Walker 3-10 Carmen Mathis 3-10 Gloria Rinehart 4-5, 3-10 Frances Bishop 3-7, 3-10 Ann Pritchard 7-8, 3-6 It-took the police to get Houston Coach Slater Martin off the floor, but the referees weren't impressed. Near the end of Dallas' 115-97 victory over Houston in the American Basketball Association's Western Division playoffs Monday night, Martin became enrage*'! at a shoving battle between Jerry Pettway of the Mavericks and John Beasley of Dallas. Dallas already was way ahead, but Martin took up the defense of Pettway and in the course of things grabbed referee Andy Hershock and turned him around. Police were called to eject Martin, but no foul was called either on Martin's action or the shoving incident that started it. In the Eastern Division playoffs of the ABA Monday, Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 semifinal series, beating Indiana 146427. Dallas took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Western Division semifinals playoffs as Charles Beasley scored 27 points. Willie Somerset scored 40 in the Mavericks' losing cause. Connie Hawkins scored. 38 points for the victorious Pipers, who took an early lead and never lost it. Roger Brown led Indi ana with 32 points. 'Reluctant' Pro Reaps The Harvest jigiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiniiiininiiiiniiiiiiiaiiiiiiniiinnn* Baseball By RON SPEER Associated Press Sports Writer PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Lanky George Archer says he would like to cut down on his golfing trips. But he admits he hates to stay home and miss out on all that money Offered on the pro tour. "I should take a week off after every four or five tournaments," the new champion of the Pensacola Open said after his dosing 63 gave him a $16,000 payoff Monday. "But when I sit around home for a couple of weeks I get to thinking about the money I'm not making." Archer almost passed up the Pensacola tournament, but his wife, Donna, talked him into playing. "I had a premonition that he might win," said Mrs. Archer. "Beside, we had flown to Florida and I didn't want us to fly back after just one tournament- Archer almost dropped out in I the first round when he became I sick to bis stomach white playing, but he shot a 66 and decided to keep going. He added rounds of 68 and 69 before his closing burst gave him the title with a 72-hole total of 268, 20 strokes under par and the lowest total on the tour this year. * * * The 6-foot-6 cowboy from Gilroy, Calif., won the championship with a blazing finish which he needed to edge veteran Dave Marr and young Tony Jacklin of Britain by a shot. Archer, who trailed both o! the other contenders most ot the round, shot in front with a clos ing string of birdies. He sank birdie putts of five, eight and five feet on the last three holes Marr finished with a 65 to tie Jacklin, who turned in a They won $7,800 each for their 269 totals. Jacklin, making his best showing ever, rcportedl;- is the first English golfer to finish as high as second on the American tour Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results Atlanta 5, Detroit 1 Los Angeles 4, New York, A, 1 Oakland 4, Pittsburgh 3 Minnesota 4, Boston 3, 12 innings St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 6, 10 innings | Philadelphia 10, Houston 2 j Baltimore. 2, Chicago, A, 1 | Chicago, N, 7, Cleveland 2 California 9, San Francisco 3 Washington 2 New York, N, 0 Wednesday's Games Atlanta vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla. Cincinnati vs. New York, N, at St. Petersburg, Fla., night Los Angeles vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla. St. Louis vs. Chicago, A, at Sarasota, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz. Boston vs. New York, A, at Fort Laudcrdale, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Oakland vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. California vs. Cleveland at El Paso, Tex. By THE ASSOCIATED PR^SS Dave DeBusschere's big play —which almost backfired—ignited a Detroit last-ditch drive I Monday that gave the Pistons an even break in their National Basketball Association playoff with the Boston Celtics. DeBussehere, who scored 23 points in the 126-116 Pistons' victory, made his move with 2:46 to play and Detroit leading 114112. He stole an errant Boston [pass and drove in all alone toward the basket and dunked the ball—and missed. Teammate Eddie Miles, though, racing down court, snared the rebound and dropped it in for a 116-112 Piston edge. Detroit outscored the Celtics 8-4 the rest of the way to tie the best-of-7 Eastern Division series at one game apiece. In Western Division playoff action in Los Angeles, the Lakers took a 2-0 lead with an 111106 victory over Chicago. Dave Bing topped Detroit withj 24 points and five other Pistons were in double figures. Sam Jones led the Celtics with 18 points and three Boston players, including player-Coach Bill Russell fouled out. The others were Tom Sanders and Bailey Howell. The third game of the series will be played in Boston Wednesday night. The Lakers, who led all the way. until a furious Bull surge tied the score at 100-all with 3:33 to play, got clutch baskets from Jerry West and Archie Clark to gain the triumph. West, who finished with a game-high 35 points, got a three-point play to put the Lakers up 109-104 and ice their second straight victory in the best- of-7 series. A free throw by Elgin Baylor and a Clark layup broke the 100-100 tie and Clark added two free throws with 11 seconds left. Chicago's Flynn Robinson with '32 points and Keith Ericfc- son with 18 led the late Bull (rally. Baylor finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds and Clark had 15 points. The third game in the series shifts to Chicago Wednesday night and all Bull Coach Johnny Kerr said was: "We're coming closer but we took a couple of bad shots toward the end. Over- 1 we're playing better." fflS«[!l!l9l«!l9ttW!l!«i| COURIER N6WS | the winning run. Horton, injured while making a tumbling catch in left field, is expected to' be out a week as injuries that kept him out of about 50 games last year continued to plague him. California lost pitcher Jim McGIothlin in the second inning with a muscle spasm in his back, but.Chuck Hinton's bat powered the Angels to a 9-3 victory over San Francisco. Hinton drove in six runs with three hits.' '..... Houston bad its eight-game winning streak snapped when Philadelphia broke a 2-2 tie with eight runs in the last three in nings for a 10-2 triumph as Grant Jackson and rookie Larry Colton combined on a three-hitter. Rich Nye, the Chicago Cubs' ! pitching discovery in their 1967 surprise finish, held Cleveland, to six hits and no walks in eight innings in a 7-2 victory. Joe Rudi bounced a hit over shortstop Gene Alley's head in the seventh inning and Oakland beat Pittsburgh 4-3. Bob Bailey used more power to pull Los Angeles past the New York Yankees 4-1 as he slugged a triple and a homer. St. Louis and Minnesota won a pair of extra inning games. The Cardinals nudged Cincinnati 7-6' on Floyd Wicker's winning hit in EXPERT REPAIRS ON LAWN MOWERS SMALL OUTBOARDS GODSEY'S Tire Shop & Garage Ph. PO 3-9734 N. 61 Hl-way & Moultrie HERMON C. JONES Business Men's tnrannu Co. 565 So. Perkins Extended Suite 401 Ph 682-9641 Memphis, Tennessee Insurant tor Estate Pluming Kej Mm -.Partnership - Corporation - Group Pension - Retirement - dospltallzation. Stop Wishing! You play beautiful music right from the start on a New Hammond Organ. It's easy—easy—EASY! 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