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Idalio Fre« Press 4 Caldwell News-Tribune, Tuesday, June 6,1967 - 1 «a a Idalio Fre« Press 4 Caldwell News-rrioune, luesuay, JIM* Youngster Tries but 'Old Pro' Prevails r«_ it n_ :. ... 'Brnaiionfll iH6 right fiplri tonHo ,.,,«.. i^nH ^_! noir-nii n : nr , nr i i/-»»r,«r. Wrt- m r^~i.i~ i J_..LI_ _** «_ i i _ ? _ _ ! _ _ , ii_ n. ( LAnittninn, «r »k« nn,i rn%- 4hn clnni\pri thp Si T nuisCardinals and Clele Bovfir hit Un jted Press ona For Mantle it was routine for Epstein it was ecstasy and for the Yankees it was a question mark. The two sluggers met for the first time at Yankee Stadium Monday night and each contrl- buted a homer, Mantle his 508th career blast leading off the eighth that won Ihe ballgame 4. 2, and rookie Epstein his first major league round tripper that gave the Senators an early 2-o lead. Mantle, who said he was tired after playing a doubleheader on Sunday, explained that he was just trying to hit the ball. His winning blow, a line drive into the rigbl field stands, came *JUe he was hitting righthand- TM ap»nsl reliever Darold Knowles. Epstein, who has been the most controversial figure in baseball since he refused to report to the minor leagues a few weeks ago, was appearing in his first game as a Washington Senator since coming from Baltimore. The excited first baseman said, "It was a real thrill playing my first start where Gehrig once stood and where Mantle still stands. It gave me a chill. I considered it a real privilege, In other American League action, Minnesota trippedCleve- land 5-1, Detroit nipped Kansas City 3-2 and California downed Baltimore 3-2. Chicago and Boston were nol scheduled. Thad Tillotson raised hi record to 3-0 as he allowed the Senators only six hits, two by Epstein. After Epstein had given Washington a 2-0 lead with his homer, Tom Tresh tied the game with a two-run blast off starter Frank Bertalna. The Yankees added their final run on Bill Robinson's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded. Steve Bailey's wild pitch with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed Cesar Tovar to score from third base with the winning run. Norm Cash's long double off the right field screen drove in Jim Norlhrup from first base In the llth inning to give the league leading Tigers a game and a halt lead over the idle White Sox. Dick Green had tied the game for the A's in the ninth when he tripled and scored as Al Kaline hobbled the ball in the outfield. Denny Me Lain went all the way to even his record at 6-6. Bill Kelso pitched one-hit ball over the last five innings to gain his third win in four decisions. The Angelssnoredall their runs in the third inning when Bob Rodgers isingled Bobby Knoop doubled and Jose Cardenal singled. Jim Fregosi banged into a force play to enable the final run to score. Paul Blair had given theOrioles an early lead with a first inning homer. Not since Dave Glusti became a regular nas he come Into June with so few wins and so many losses, Yet he's calling it his best year ever in the national League. At this point in each of the last two seasons, Giusli had racked up 6-3 records, and was building a reputation as a standout pitcher--for the first two and a half months of the season. June always seemed to be the beginning of the end (or the science teacher from Syracuse, N.Y. He wound up 8-7 in 1965 and struggled to a 15-14 mark In 1966. And now he is 3-5 for 1967 which isn't bad when you realize he was 0-5 two and a half weeks ago. But more important to Giusli is the fact that he's gained confidence. "It's 90 per cent of pitching," says the chunky righthander, "and I've never had it before in either the majors or the minors." Monday night Giusli not only had all that confidence going for him but a pretty fair fast ball, slider and change-up too as he slopped Ihe St. Louis Cardinals on seven hits while carrying Ihe Houston Astros to a 5-2 triumph thai broke the team's three- game losing streak, Giusti stifled Cardinal rallies and struck out 10. Julio Gotay led the Astros' offense with two singles and a double batting in two runs and scoring a third. Elsewhere in the National League the Dodgers held on tor a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs pounded out a 13-3 decision over the Phillies. Claude Osteen scored his seventh victory for the Dodgers although he was relieved by Phil Began when Rico Carty and Clele Boyer hit consecutive homers. Len Gabrielson's two- run homer and a double by Willie Davis were the big blows of the eight-hit Dodger attack which tagged Torny Cloninger with Ihe defeat. Billy Williams hit two homers and Ted Savage, Ron Santo and Ernie Banks one each to pace the Cubs' 16-hit attack on Larry Jackson and three Philadelphia relief pitchers. Williams, Glenn Beckert and Handy Hundley had three hits each as the Cubs snapped Ihe Phillies' six-game winning streak. Bob Hendley, who pitched five innings of middle inning relief, received credit for the victory. Finish Gives Yanks First Draft Choice NEW YORK (UPI)-The New agent draft today and were National League were down for York Yankees, who finished in expected to sign shortstopTerry second choice, with the remain- the cellar last year for the first Hughes, a schoolboy sensation ing teams in both leagues then time in modern history, kicked from Spartanburg, S.C. alternating picks in reverse off the major league's free The Chicago Cubs of the order of last year's standings. SPORT PARADE Epstein Steals Bryant's Line By MILTON RICHMAN NEW YORK (UPI)-Bear Bryant hasn't been using it lately, so Mike Epstein borrowed one of his lines. He used it in his most crucial moment Monday night It was the moment when he came running back into the Washington dugout after legging out an inside-the-park homer on an opposite field billiird-like shot which originally bounced only 200 feet from home plate. It was the moment when his new Washington teammates were going to pass judgment on the puffing, red-faced Epstein and mark him down in their book as either another one of those rookie hot dogs · or a modern'Moses with a crew cut come to lead them out of the wilderness. "I'll lake it," Epstein hollered so everyone in the dugout could hear. "I can walk on water." The remark broke everyone up. Even Manager Gil Hodges had to laugh. So did Kenny Harrelson, the Senator first baseman who had to sit down when Washington got Epstein from Baltimore last week. The Senators knew the controversial, 24-year-old ex- Oriole was poking fun at himself and that meant he had joined the club. He was one of them. Epstein, a Bron-born Jewish lad, had a thousand things on his mind when he came into his native city with his new ball club on Monday. He knew there would be endless calls so he asked the hotel operator to please shut off his phone. Later he turned on the TV set in his room and learned that Israel was at war with the Arab countries. "That killed me," he said, shaking his head sadly. Still later he came out to Yankee Stadium with the rest of the Senators. He remembered his father taking him there for the first time when he was seven. He remember how he used to root for his favorite, Mickey Mantle. Hodges was trying to keep Epstein from pressing in his Washington debut, which would be all the rougher because it was to come before many of Mike's friends and relatives. "I felt," said Epstein, "as if I were inagoldfishbowl." "If he doesn't go three-tor- four, we won't shool him," Hodges told newsmen before Ihe game with the Yankees. "We can't expect great things right off Ihe bat. He doesn't even have his timing yet." Then carne the ball game and Epstein was off to a fine start with a line single in the first inning off Yankee pitcher Thad Tillotson. That "shank" shot two-run Cfemenfe Leader CINCINNATI (UPI)-Roberto Clemente, who batted .400 and drove In 29 runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates during May, has been chosen the National League's player of the month In a poll of 50 sports writers and broadcasters. Juan Maricahl of 'Sin Francisco was second and San Francisco catcher Tom Haller was third. homer by Epstein in the fourth put the Sesators ahead 2-0 but the Yankees eventually \von 4-2 when Tom Tresh hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth and Mantle homered in the eighth. Epstein felt rather bittersweet after it was all over. He was happy about his two hits, slightly embarrassed about muffing a pop fly in the sixth and unhappy that Washngton lost. "I'm happy that he got off so well," said Hodges. "I liked what 1 saw." A number of American League general managers were on hand at the ball park, taking in the game before attending Tuesday's free agent draft, They all had a chance at Epstein and they weren't so happy with what they saw. For a time there they started to wonder whether this unusual rookie from (he Bronx actually could walk on water. The Yankees, who have had trouble finding a replacement for Tony Kubek since his retirement after the 1965 season, think Hughes has the talent to develop into a real star. In fact, one scout says he could ma.;e it in the majors with his glove right now. Other future major leaguers expected to be grabbed during the two day neetings are Don Blomberg, first baseman-outfielder from Druid Hills High School, Atlanta, Ga.; Mike Carman, pitcher from Caldwell, Idaho, Wayne Simpson, pitcher from Centennial High School in Compton, Calif.; Phil Meyer, pitcher from Pius High School Downey, Calif.; and Mike Nunn, catcher from Ben L. Smith High School, Greensboro, N.C. Also, Larry Matlock, pitcher from West Chester, Pa.; Brian Bickerson, pitcher-first baseman from San Diego, and Jim Foor, pitcher from McCluer High School, St. Louis. . Jimmy.'Gallagher of the baseball commissioner's office said that after the regular draft had been concluded, a secondary phase, constituting of players who were previously drafted but did not sign, will be continued into Ihe second day session. League Standings American League National League won Liu pet. "on k-«»l rii. oirnim Dtrrnil 29 IB .(17 - Crktg» 74 11 .$9] 11* SclH-nore 33 21 ..523 tf/j B- jion 2* 22 S22 iVi Mi.-newto 2* 23 .ill 5 Cic«knd 23 33 .SCO Wt Nc.v York 21 74 .«7 7 Cilf .... 22 26 .458 I'/i V'C ih ; ng ron 20 77 , tit, 9 Ca Hernia 70 » .» M'-j Monday's Rtiulls M.nneso'a 5. Cleveland t New York 4, WfJlMiglM 2 Del roil 1 Kansas Cry 2, 11 Co'ifcrnla 3. Baltimore 1 Only games scheduled. Today's Probable Pikhen Bolhrr.cre (Dlllrran 7-0 anrl Phccbu! 4 11 af Cclifomla 'Claik 7-5 orrf vcdaiM-n Ml 7, Tw1-n'ohT Delroit (Sparma W crd 1 0 at Kansas Clly (Krauze 3-7 ond (Mom 2-2] ?. twl-n!ghl Clevefcrd (SlelxrT 4t ond 3 li o! Minnesota (Xaot 1-J nnd Pmy 1-3] 2, 8 is (On (Sfsn^sn ? i) of ChicooQ (O'Toole 2-1). nigh! Wojhingion (Pascuol 5-21 al New York (Sloltlemvfe M); n!-;M nvn kau ru, aenirra Cmcinnoll 3* U .45* -St. Louis tt IB ,MO 3'/i Sa.i Fraicueo .. U 20 ,U3 4 P 11 lburrjh 2S 20 SW iVi Chicago 2i 22 .572 7 Philadelphia .... 77 24 .471 ? Alianio . 22 U .451 10 Los Angeles .... 21 V .*JJ 1) Hous'on 11 31 .367 U'.j New York 15 X .333 15W Modday'l RtsuMi Los Angeles t. Affanto ? Chiccgo 13. Pftllodelph a 3 Hautloi S, SL Lou 1 ! 2 Only acmts scheduled. Today's ProboN* Pilchert th'cooo (Simmons ?·$ and Cuip 3 J 11 ?h'.iGJerpho (Ellswcrlh 2-3 nt Bw n. J] 2. rwinlahl New Ycrfc (Seover i-3 nnd Sd-is 0-B] el PlUsbuiqh (R;bonl 1-1 eM rnorm 3-S ?. v*i ni;hl to 1 - Afgtles Sing«r 1-7) nl Allan! lUcmosIrr 5-H, nighl Sci F/onclSCO fPerrY *-4] nl Cincinna Kousfon tCwKor 5-3) rf 51. Lou (Woihburn 2-2), night SPORTS TRYING FOR THREE - - - By Alan Mover Verway Rising Star In Open Rounds By United Press International It was only a qualifying round, but for South African Bob Verwey it marked his greatest day in golf and for veteran Ed Furgol it was the biller disappointment in the twilight of a courageous career. Verwey, best known as the brother-in-law of Gary Player, who is his strongest supporter, fired an eighl-under-par 62 to set a course record at Ihe Colonial Country Club in Memphis Monday during the first day of sectional qualifying for the U. S. Open. He chipped 100 feet for an eagle on the 18th hole to close the fantastic round, which started wlih birdies on the first two holes and included a 50- footer for a birdie on the fifth. Furgol, meanwhile, missed in a bid to qualify for his 22nd consecutive Open with rounds of 76-77 for a 153 total at two courses in New York. Furgol, who gained fame and fortune as a golfer despite a crippled left arm suffered in a childhood accident, won the U.S. Open in 1954, the last time it was staged at the Baltusrol Country Club, the site of this year's tourney June 15-18. The final qualifiers for the field of 150 will be decided today at seven sites across the country. A total of 67 places were filled at seven sites Monday and another 56 are at stake today. These 123 qualifiers will join the 21 men who received automatic exemptions for the tournament proper. A lot of the big news Monday was made by big names who 'Early Fortune' Assists Palmer amassed PGA list of official today with earnings of $91 .213. PALM _ BEACH GARDENS, Palmer did not participate in last weekend's Memphis Open and Gay Brewer, who did, lost a chance to close in on artful Arnie when he finished way down on the list with a 281 and winnings of $828 that raised his second place money to 569,805. In addition to his official tourney money, gained principally on two tournament victories, Palmer has unofficial winnings of $8,012 for anational total lead of $99,225. By United Press International three - hitter when Vancouver ters to load the bases and set Julills Boros is third in the A never-say-die altitude is suddenly came to life. With one U P a Possible force play but latest standings with $63,190, something a manager likes to out, Joe Gaines walked, Randy reliever Don Yingling, nol re- Doug Sanders is fourth at see on his team. Vancouver's Schwartz was safe on an error P uted to be a dangerous hitter, 563,245 and Frank Beard isfifth ON THE WAY UP Mounties Develop Spirit failed to qualify. Among these were Allen Henning, Lionel and Jay Heberl, Tommy Aaron, Dan Sikes, Bruce Crampton, Dave Kagan and Jack Burke, all at Memphis; Doug Ford, winner of the PGA in 1955 and the Masters in 1951, and British Amateur rimnerup Ron Cerrudo at New York; and Dow Finsterwald at Cincinnati. Regular members of the pro tour look Iheir qualifying action at Colonial, scene of last weekend's Memphis Open, and one stroke behind Verwey was New Zealander Bob Charles wilh a 134. Other qualifiers at Memphis included Gardner Dickinson and Randy Glover at 135, Miller Barber and Art Wall at 136 and Memphis Open winner Dave Hill. The New York contingent of 21 qualifiers was led by Bill Ezinicki, a former National Hockey League player, and Jerry Plttman, each with one- under-par 142s. Marty Fleckman, who helped the United States win the Walker Cup competition against Britain last month, was successful at New York with a 144 but Jimmy Grant, another member of that team, lost out in a playoff. Veteran Dutch Harrison and amateur Grier Jones led four qualifiers at Kansas City with His, Jim Ferriell shot 141 to top six qualifiers at Cincinnati, Fred Wampler's 142 was best among three Qualifiers at Denver, James Jewell headed eight qualifiers at Chicago with a 144 and Jerry Mowlds had a 142 to lead three qualifiers at Vancouver, Wash. Mickey Vernon saw that intangible fighting spirit Monday night and it paid off with an important win for the rising Mounties. Vernon's wreckingcrew, down 3-0 in the final inning, gave it that -"you gotla have heart" try and rallied for all of its runs to overtake the Hawaii Islanders, 4-3. The win was a big one as it enabled the Mounties to leap frog into second place in the Pacific Coast League's Western Division standings. Hawaii starter Jim Ilannan was coasting along with a tight Yanks, Goalby $42,446; Dan Slkes $41,011, and Dave Stockton $39,151. Fight Results _ RllCC IXUda singled to crossed up that strategy by a( $61,751. The top 10 is rounded dumping a 2-2 pitch over third out by George Archer, $60,946; base for the hit that won the Bert Yancey, $44,277; Bob game. There was excilment, too, at by the Washington Tacoma where recently acquired Lee Elia made his first run batted in in a Cub uniform a big one as he belted his first homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give the homelowners a 7-6 win over San Diego. Tacoma had come from behind to tie it in the eighth on a solo homer by Shorty Raud- man. The Padres got five of Iheir runs on a two-run home run by Rich Barry and a three-run shot by pitcher Jeff James in a game that saw the lead change hands five times. In an abbreviated schedule, Denver edged Indianapolis, 2-1, in 10 innings and Oklahoma and Gerry Reimer load the bases. That marked the end of Hannan, who was making his first appearance since being sent down Senators, Casey Cox, another recent optionee from Washington, took over and was greeted by a ringing, bases · clearing double by Larry Elloit, who scampered into third on the throw in. Cox walked the next two bat- Mrs. Proff Wightman MONTEVIDEO, U r u g u a y (L'PI)-The United Stales and the Soviet Union both predicted victory for their game tonight which may decide the world basketball championship. The Yanks, who go into the contest with a 2-0 record, and the Russians, unbeaten in three games, were co-favored for (lie title. Russia routed Argentina 90-61 Monday nighl lo stretch its record to 3-0. "They're tough," U.S. head coach Dave Gregg said of Ihe Soviets," but I think we'll win. We will win." Russian coach Alexander Gomelski was more optimistic, saying, "I look forward lo (his game with complete confidence. I've seen the Americans play and I don't Ihlnk they can heat us. I believe the USSR will win this championship." NEW YORK (UPI)-Robert J. Kelleher, president of Ihe U.S. Lawn Tennis Association, ·went to expeience today in. Cl 'V swamped Tulsa, 9-1. selecting Belty Rosenquesl Pratt of Mainland, Fla., as captain of the 1967 U.S. Wighlman Cup team. Doris Hart, 1951 Wimbledon champion and 1954-55 U.S. womens singles titlist, was picked by Mrs. Prall to coach the American five - member squad that will meet Great Britain's lop women stars in the Wightman matches at Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 12-H. The U.S. team will be selected next month. Mrs. Pratt, ranked dftli nationally a decade ago, is the U.S. Senior Women's singles champion and holds a share of the doubles title. She was a Wimbledon semifinalist in 1954 and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills in 1956. WORCESTER, Mass. (UPI)Herman (Big Train) Harris, 206, Asheboro, N.C., stopped Joe King Roman, 190, New York (1). WALPOLE, Mass. (UPI)~ Pal Stapleton, 197, Ireland, stopped Barry O'Neill, 210 Providence, R.I. (2). LAS VEGAS, Nev. (IPI)- Tony Alvarado, 128, Pasadena, Calif., outpointed Rene Macias, 128, Los Angeles(S). HOOHEE? MILWALKEE, Vi'is. (IPI)- Alvin (Blue) Lewis, 217 Detroit Phoenix. Seattle, Portland and knocked mil Aaron Eastlinc' Spokane were idle. I98j SL Paill Minn (5) ly FUNK WATSON Central Fresi Spam Writer QUESTIONS 1-- What well-known present- day Nutlonnl L*»pir»r han u middle nume of Morning? 2-- The past Pr«ikn«» WM the 92rid runnlnjr. True or false? *-- The Prpukness Is a mile- ]ind-thrn'\t enths. True or rulw? PEW hurlers have topped his i winning m a r k --273 g a m e s in 23 y e a r s . W h e n h e wasn't striking out batters, he drove In runs. This Yankee la I n H a l l o f Fame. ANSWERS ·OTUJ.-- j ·»JH1- · j ' s ll!.Vi Boretti Honored New Dolphins BUC-LINO DOWN Uni|jiii- Tuny Vtnzon isn'l Inking 11 pukr ;it irmtmijer Hurry WiiHtvi- of Itu- H u e s . Ijiil is i;lvliiK M a n y the liftivu-liii lifter Wulktr fntn,-J iinl fu.s««l UVIT :i ilrt-lHiim In x»m'- will) {JliiiHn In Nun hV.iin-l«-'i. WEST POINT, N.Y. fUPI}- John Boretti, of Medford, Mass., who lettered in soccer, hockey and baserball, has been named winner of the Army Athletic Association Trophy as the graduating cadet who has contributed the most lo Ihe military academy's athletic program. MIAMI (l'PI}-Norman Thomas, a running back, and Wendell Jones Jr., a tight end, have been signed as free agents by the Miami Dolphins of (tie American Football League. Thomas played with Edmonton of Ihe Canadian League Inl965, and Jones Is a graduate of the University of L'lah. Tune in June 10 and 11 to the 10th Annual Buick Open, on NBC-TV. Buick Bargain Days are here. $2411.* ·Manufacturer's suffeited retail price (or a Buick Special 2-dr Thin Pillar POUM in ct«dini federal e.cis. U and su U ested dwler d.l£T,y andhwd inijc him° ' porter, charges, accessories, optional equipment, ,,7le and Ual tarn

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