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Idaho Free Pr«? 4 Caldwell News-Tribune, Thursday, June 15,1967 - 13 ··· ~ wane r re? Hr«? Caldwell News-Tribune, Thursday, June 15, Twins Kaat Making Up for Lost Time 9y United Press Internationa) \io! 0 «·« r,v.rf if,, ·;, ·,, . , _ . *"^ · in i. .1 x, ""ternatiora! Me'.e was fired. Kadi is no* 3-7 It took eight months tor Jim after getting off to a 1-7 start K.ut to get his message across but the Minnesota Twins' lefthander is making up for lost time in a hurry. Kaat, whose open letter h the Minnesota fans last October described former Twinmanager Sam Me'e as a man who had lost the respect of his ballplayers, pitched a Jive-hitter Wednesday night as the Twins shutout Detroit 7-0. It was the second straight complete game victory lor Kaat sines Mele was replaced by Ca! Ermer last Friday. The winningest pitcher in the American League last season this season under Mele. Kaat became disturbed when Me'.e as'.ted that pitching coach Johnny Sain not be rehired in 1967. Kaat said in his public letter that Mele hadn't gotten along with Sain since the middle of the 1965 season. Sain and third base coach Billy Martin were feuding and when Sain moved out of the coaching quarters, Mele ignored it. Kaat, who is now under the instruction of Early IVynn, was unable to do anything right for the first part of the season. But he has been the Kaat of with 2a victories, Kaat slopped old since Ermer took over. Baltimore 8-1 last Saturday ona "I've got my rhythm back," six-lutter in his first start after Kaat said after handcuffing the Tigers. "1 really seem totx getting into the swing of things." Elsewhere in the American League, Chicago nipped Boston 8-7 before dropping the second game of the twi-night doubleheader 6-1. New York defeated Washington 7-1 in the opener of their twinbitl while the Senators squeezed out a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. Kansas City bombed Baltimore 9-2 aurt California edged Cleveland 3-2. In the National League, Los Angeles beat Chicago, 4-3, New York shutout Cincinnati 4-0, Atlanta rocked Philadelphia 167, St. Louis downed Pittsburgh 7-4 and Houston handled San Francisco 7-1. Harmon Killebrew gave Kaat first inning when he belted his 16th homer of the season. Jerry Zimmerman and Rod Carew each connected with a man aboard in the second to build the lead to 5-0. Tiger starter Earl Wilson served up all the homers as he took his fifth loss against eight victories. Kaat had superb control, not allowing a walk while striking out six. Home runs by Dick Ken. worthy, Tommie Agee and Walt Williams helped the White Sox to an early lead that just held up after the Red Sox rallied for two runs in the ninth. Rico Pelrocalli and George Scotl blasted homers for Boston. In the nightcap Chicago manager Eddie Stanky was ejected in the call made by first base umpire Larry Napp that took an apparent two run homer away from J. C. Martin. Scott smashed his second homer of the night and Yastrzemski added his a solo blast. The Yankees took advantage of three Senator errors to score five unearned runs as Charley Smith led a 13-hit attack with two triples. Al Downing went the distance for New York to gain his seventh victory in 10 decisions. Phil Ortega needed ninth inning relief help irom Darold Knowles tn the second inning double for the Senators, calls for exotic meals now and Rookie J o h n Donaldson tn en, he'd be upset at the stroked two singles and a thought of egg foo young. double and drove in three runs Boyer downed a healthy to enable Chuck Dobson to gain Chinese-style dinner Wednesday his fourth win against two losses. Donaldson delivered a run scoring single in the three- run second, knocked in another in the A's four run outburst in the fifth and doubled for Kansas City's final run in the eighth. Bob Rodgers drove in all the California runs with a fourth inning home run and a two-run all the support he needed in the seventh inning for disputing single with the bases loaded in the ninth to give the Angels a game to beat the Yankees for come-from-behind v i c t o r y the fifth time in his career. Rocky Colavito's two-run homer Steve Whitaker finished the in the firs! inning accounted for Washington starter with a all the Indians' runs, tworun homer. Mike Epstein Although the Atlanta Braves' drove in two runs with a first third baseman has a palate thai night and almost missed his team's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. But he played and wasn't hitting as poorly as he felt. Boyer belted a fourth-inning grand slam to lead the Braves to a 10-7 win. The food must have had some advantageous side effects, because Boyer's teammates Hank Aaron and Tito Francona also connected for homers. "I felt miserable when Icame to the park," Boyer said, "andl still felt weak after the game. "The homer made me feel a lot better, though," he said. Boyer's home run, off Larry Jackson, landed on the left centerfield roof and was his first grand slam in the National League, and his career fourth. The blast broke a svoreless tie and sent the Braves winging as Francona, acquired by the Braves last Sunday, added a two-run homer in the fifth and Aarwi tagged his 17th of the suaMn, a three-run shot during a seven-run sixth inning. Tin McCaiver belted a first- inning grand slammer to lead the Cardinals over Pittsburgh. McCarver's blast was his second grand slam off Billy O'Dell and came with Julian Javier, Orlando Cepeda and Mike Shannon on base. SPORTS HIP BOTHERS PALMER AT OPEN Nicklaus Cards 62, Is Favored SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (UPI- A fabulous 62 in his final tuneup made Jack Nicklaus the favorite and an aching hip made Arnold Palmer a question mark today as a field of 150 teed off in the first round of the U.S. Open golf championship. Nicklaus really stunned his rivals Wednesday when he shot that fantastic eight-under-par G2 -- "the lowest round I've ever shot in the United States"-in his final workout over the 7,015- yard Baltusrol golf course. Palmer, who played alongside Nicklaus but didn't keep a score himself, came ba;k reporting that he is having "a little bit of trouble" with his right hip. "I've got a little muscle spasm in my right hip," said Palmer. "I'm hoping it will be nothing by the time the touname.it starts. I'm taking heat treatment, and it should-be better byTlfursday." SA Football-Injury Motion Adopted COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPi)-A joint committee at the National Athletic Trainers Conventioi Wednesday passed a resolution aimed at protecting football players from injury. The measure calls for the "first five days of pre-season football practice to be devoted entirely to physical conditioning, with no contact work and no protective equipment with the exception of helmet and shoes." The resolution will be considered by the National Committee of the NCAA at its October meeting. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with Nicklaus Wednesday and the "baby bull" from Cleveland, Ohio, had his rivals worrying about whether big Jack is belter than ever. Nicklaus had eight birdies, six of them in a row, to go with 10 pars as he matched the best score of his career, a 62 h a round in Australia. Folks have been asking, "what's wrong with Nicklaus?" around golf tournaments for months and Buckeye Jack obviously was delighted to set the rumors at rest. Actually, he said, he revamped his gams affer his huge disappointment at the Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga., in April when he failed to make "the cut" after- two rounds. "I decided to go back to playing the way I did when I WAS growing up, when 1 was 'first successful," Nicklaus'ex plained. "In those days I shot mostly lefl-lo-right (fading shots slightly to the right). Starting in 19G3 I taught myself to shoot right-tcKleft (hooking slightly to the left) because I thought it would help on a couple of holes at Augusla. 1 wish I had never learned." Billy Casper, the man who staged one of goliing's most dramatic finishes to beat Palmer in a playoff for the 1966 title, was almost the forgotten man as the field teed off. Getting himself ready for this tournament in the same quiet way he did last year, Casper admitted that he was "playing well" and otherwise left the pre-tourney headlines to others. KANSAS STAR EYES TWO NCAA TITLES Ryun Could Excel In Most Anything TWO PROMISING outfielders for ths Caldwell Cubs this summer are Jeff Rude, left, and Jim McNath. Rute hit .250 here last season but in 19S6 college ball batted .417, while McNath hit a blistering .589 in prep circles this past spring. (STAFF PHOTO) McNath and Rude Could Spark Cubs By BOB HOOKER CALDWELL-Jeff Rude wants a reprieve from the 1966 season, and Jim McNath only hopes to keep going where he left off. Both Rude, 20, and McNath, 17, are outfielders for the Caldwell Cubs of the Pioneer League. A year ago Rude never really got untracked and wound up hitting "about .250" after winding up his college eligibility in the spring of 1966 with a .417 ay. erage at Southern Oregon in Ashland. Meanwhile, McNath was burning up the pitching in the vicinity of Tuscaloosa, Ala. This past spring he reached a prep peak by belting .589 for Druid High School and sprayed among his hits were five homers -- plus 33 runs batted in. All done in 12 games! Rude, who also played third base in his career at Southern Oregon, prefers left field. He bats and throws righthanded. "I just wasn't meeting the ball well here last year," said Rude. State's Fishing, Wildlife Restoration Gets Funds MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY WASHINGTON (UPI) - The three-state area of Utah, Idaho and Montana have been awarded a total of $1.3 million for fish and wildlife restoration. Interior Sec. Stewart U d a 11 said this week the funds will be available to the states July 1. Utah has been given $66,118 for sport fishery and $328,426 for wildlife work; Idaho was awarded $69,362 for sport fishery projects and $317,614for wildlife restoration; and M o n- lana was to receive $92,234 fish projects and $470,000 for wildlife work. Udall said the money is part of the federal aid program to states for fish and wildlife restoration totalling $20.6 million. The funds will enable states with small resarva funds to finance their restoration program July I until the final apportion- ment in the fall, Udall said. The restoration funds come from federal excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment. Under federal aid to wildlife programs, states are reimbursed up to 15 per cent of the cost of approved projects. The programs also provide $10,000 apiece to Puerto Rico, G u a m and the Virgin Islands. Distribution is based on the number of paid hunting and fishing license holders in a state, and on its area. College Baseball COLLEGE WORLDSEKIES At Omaha, Neb. winners Bracket Arizona Swte 5, Stanford 3 Losers Bracket Houston 3, Boston College 2 (13) (BostonCollegeeliminated) Auburn 4, Rider (N.J.) 3 (Rider eliminated) Hamilton Hikes Lead Slightly League Standings American League Haiional League Wen Loll Pel. CMcogo ........ J3 'tt .400 Dt'ntl ......... 31 V .»' 51 EvtsN ....... Konsoi Clly .... n I' "in Yom ...... V X Cnlirornla ...... » 31 V(an-nci ..... 25 JJ I'll Ci-onns'l 19 S' Louis 3J SOT Frrrcisco .. 31 Pilllbur^h Yt ch cooo yt Houston 13 li »na'J" .... n M'w YoiJc 19 wen L4SI Pel. Brhlnd .til .'M -ill W .yn .'Jl ay Rllulll l!w Vcrk M. Wcshlnjlcn I-J Q3 |.l, OSICn ?· Oi Gl/ 9. a:iinuife 1 eulo 7, D'lrn'l t TMm'l ProboMf P.ltJilrl Weditidov'i Rdu'.n V. lo-j-l ?, Plllibtjrn.i U* Angela 4. Chicago 3 .i IH-.ih J.J|, nighl Odrftll (Sperms M) nl M'(" - r-- ·MM 311 Hrtr Vijrli ISIoHlrAiyrf i'l ol Irc.ion (Brrlo no Lit. '·iq'v Chicago Hc*nrd 3*1 "I IV.'nlltMki 0,01. n-nM Only G(W! icnsfljl«d I' 1 .-, 16 Nfw York t. Clrc«n"3 I n Hous'fn 7, Son Frnncli'.o 4 Today'! Pr*bjW« Piltjim PiilvburQh (Veale M nn-1 Bl'jn I-D 0' Ph'lorlelpr-.rrj (Btnnlra £ an-1 EM 1-vcrlH 1-31 1. 1*1 n.ohl Lfl* AnqtlH tBtwtr · ! nl Cni'noo M-nHni ill Ian Frc-*cisco [Wnncr-ol 9i] cr HluV ho (Cueilo' Ml. n 51-' Only c.cTMn KhtoVrrJ. MERIDIAN - Although he won only the A class trophy dash last Saturday, Ken Hamilton of Nampa boosted Ms A point- standing lead by a half-point over nmner-up Bill Chandler of Meridian, Hamilton now lias 113 points to Chandler's 107y 4 . Before last Saturday's races Ifamiltonledby ll 1 /; points. Gerald (Jerry) Limdgren of Boise, who won the A main last weolc, now is third -- up one notch -- at 107 points. Glen Naylor fell to fourth at 90. Ontario's Bob Neely continues to make a runaway in the Bclass standings. He ran his total to 12G l / 4 points, far ahead of runner- up Jake Spnor of Emmeftwtiohas 97 Vi. Boise's popular Ron Porter, who crashed with his "Blue Anjel" gained only a half-point in the A competition and now sports 78 3 / points. Rounding out the A division's top 10 are Bill Crow of Boise, 51'/! points; Morrie Fuller, Boise, 35; Jack Eckman, Boise, 26'/ 4 ; Brent Nyborg, Boise, 25 '/j; John Andulza, Boise, 20. One point behind Robertson in llth place is George Robertson of Lewiston who won the June 3 A main. Fight Results NFW YORK (UPi-Victor Baerga, 134, Puerto Rico, outpointed Victor Melendez, 135 1-1, Puerto Rico (10). Trailing Neely and Spoor in the B ranks is Ken Renfro of Horseshoe Bendwilh8Gy ? points. He is followed by Ken Kissell, Fruitland, 60%; Al Russell, Boise, 52 3 /-; Dwayne Dillon, Nampa, 40%; Ron Tolsma, Boise, 33 V?; Jerry Renfro, Horseshoe Bend, 22; Larry Welch, Emmett, 16; Jim Dillon, Nampa, 15; Earl Rowe, Star, 14; Fletcher Marston, Boise, 13'/ 2 ; Allan Lane, Boise, 13. Boxing Figure Eddie Eagan Dies NEW YORK (UP!) - The sports world tcday mourned the passing of Col. Edward P,F. (Eddie) Eagan -- former champion prize-fighter, tighter. The 69-year-old Eagan, who served as chairman of the New York Stale Athletic Commission for six years from 1945 through 1951, and gained his place in sports as an Olympic gold medal winner in boxing and bobsleddlng, died of a heart attack Wednesday. Saldivar Favored In Title Defense CAHDIFF, Wales (UPI)- Welsliiriin Howard Winstone was the sentimental favorite, hut world champion Vicente Saldivar of Mexico carried the betting money for tonight's featherweight Ulle boul. A business administration major, Rude needs only one term to graduate from Southern Oregon. He is a native of Eugene, Ore. Except for his batting average a year ago, Rude thoroughly enjoyed the Pioneer loop despite the bus travel and meals on the road. McNath, who has no hobby in particular except for an occasional card game of hearts, plans to use some of his bonus money from the parent Cubs and enter Tuscaloosa's Stillman College this fall. Rude's goal is to gain the major leagues "in about three or four years." McNath, while not having any set time in mind, stated, 'The only thing I hope to do Is advance further up the line." Rude mulled over about a half- dozen offers, turning down the Mets, Pirates, Phillies, Cardinals and Indians in order to sign with the Cubs. Drafted this year, McNath signed with the Cubs when "they offered me a pretty good sum of money and a chance to go to college, too." Both Rude and Mc.Vatli, like many of the Cubs, are suited for fast ball pitching. Being specific, McNath pointed out, "They can put the ball on the inside corner at medium height and I'll go for it." He is a lefty all the way. Rude prefers the first pitch or a 2-0 delivery to swint* on, while McNath's meat are 3-0 and 3-1 count tosses. Hardest for McNalh to hit are change-up,? "and Til probably see a lol of them this summer", he said. Rude stated, "The slider gives me the most trouble," Fielding-wise, McNath, who is a cenferfielder, finds scooping up grounders the most difficult task. Rude's toughestplayls "to get (o the balls hit behind me." Summing up his aspirations, Rude said, "I sure would like to hit about .300 this year -- at least mett the ball well. I'm sure I can do better thananother .250 fling," ft would be right wel! for the Cubs' record if Rude can revert to a ,417 pace and if McNath hits another cool .589. If that be the case, they might wlndupin Wrlgley Field ahead at time. .PHONE 466-7891 or 450-4664 to place your classified ad, ll's fasl, oasy economical. (Editor's note: This article was written by Oren Campbell, former sports editor in Wichita, Kan. -- Jim Ryun's home town. Campbell, editor of the Idaho Free Press, covered Ryun's first high school race and most of the races he ran as a prep athlete.) By OREN CAMPBELL Baseball, basketball, golf, bowling -- if Jim Ryun had wanted to excel in any of these sports, those who know himbestarecer- tain he could have succeeded. Instead, the slender, intense young man embarked on a mission to succeed in one of the few sports in which he had encountered failure. Last year, asafreshmanatthe University of Kansas, Ryun reached Hie top of the track and field world at the age of 18. He ran the mile and half mile faster than anyone in the world had done before and he chalked up an American record In the two-mile. This weekin Provo, Utah, Ryun won't be worryingabouf records. Competing in his first NCAA outdoor championship event, he will try (ogive Kansasfirstplace in both the mile and half-mile events. Tiiis is a difficult double to achieve. It means one trial heat plus the final in the mile and two trials plus the final in the half mile -- all in three nights. The meet begins tonight on the Brig- Iiam Young University rubberized-asphalt track. Most of the finals are scheduled Saturday night. To knowwhy Ryun chose tocon- centrate on track, one must know what makes this young man tick. Few persons actually know. John Toot, 19, of Wichita, has been one of Ryun's few close friends. "I've known him since he was three years old," Toot said. "Jim wanted to be the best at everything he did. He had a basketball goal on his house and he used to go out and shoot baskets for hours. He got to be a real good shot." Toot recalled watching Ryun play baseball in one of Wichita's many youth leagues. "He played about three years," Ryun's friend recalled. "A real good fielder, but he could hit the ball wall, too." Ryun also was a top-notch bowling prospect, "I remember we used to bowl every Saturday morningfor about four hours," Toot said. "Jim was in the ninth grade and he had about a 145 or 150 average. He was the best bowler in mr crowd." Ryun's high school coach, and now his coach at the University of Kansas, still is thanking his lucky stars that the boy was willing to give up bowling. "I tliink it was a big decision for him to make," BobTimmons has said. "He had to choose between bowling and track because we worked out on Saturday mornings and workouts conflicted with his bowling." Ryun denies the choice wasdif- ficult. "It wasn't very hard to choose," he said. "I liked to bowl real well, but just for something to do In my spare time. I never was very tempted not (o come out for track." But why track? Wings' (///man Faces Surgery DETROIT (UPI) - Center Norm Ullman of the Detroit Red Wings, a 12-year National Hockey League veteran, entered University Hospital at Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday to undergo surgery on his shoulder. CLASSIFIEDS GET RESULTS Jim's mother, Mrs, Gerald Ryun, believes it was because the boy was not able to earn at place on his ninth-grade track team. "Jim was a real good boy, but he just wasn't fast enough in the ninth grade," recalled Buford Pringle, assistant track coach at the junior high Ryun attended. "The longest race we had was the quarter mile," he noted. "We had others faster than Jim. But he was just getting warmed up when he finished the 440. If he could have run the half mile, he could have beaten any ninth- grader in the state even then," Jim's friends aren't sure he really took track seriously in junior high. "It wasn't a passion with him then," Toot insisted. Ken Jones, another of Jim's close friends, doesn't think Jim really became sold ontrackuntil his junior season in high school. "The first year he'd run so hard he'd get sick a lot," Jones remembered. "He once told me he was going to quit track when he got out of high school. He was getting pretty tired." " v But that was before Ryun bolted into national prominence. "You could tell he was really dedicated to track by his junior year," Jones said. "He'd come to ctarch and we'd sit together every Sunday. He'd get the little program they handed out and sit there and write down the times he wanted to have In his next race. "He wouldn't tel] anybody, though." Jones used to play golf with Ryun when Jim \vas a ninth- grader and Jones was in the eighth grade. "He was pretty good," Jones remarked. "We used to play twice a week and he'd shoot about 90. He neverenteredanytourna- ments. Just played for the fun of it. He could hit theballpretty hard." When -Ryun started running In high school, the golf dates were cut to once a week. The next year there no longer was time for golf in Jim Ryun's life. But there was always time for religion. Toot recalls that he used to go over to 'Ryun's house in the evenings and Jim's family would be reading the bible. "They'd invite me to sit and listen," Toot said. "All of them are very religious." None of his close friends could ever remember Ryun losing his temper. ·'dice I got so mad at him I hit him in the head with a baseball bat," TootTadmttted, "But he didn't say 'anything. He'd never hold a grudge." What lies ahead for Ryun now that he has reached the top in the distance running field? "I think he'll keep running until he's so far ahead that no one will ever be »ble to beat his records," one of his friends says. "He's not going to slow down." USC Favored In Track Test PROVO, Utah (UP!)-South- ernCallfornia,boastingstrength in the sprints, hurdles and pole vault, was considered the favorite to overtake defending champion UCLA in the NCAA Track and Field derby which gets underway here tonight. The onrushing Trojans, eyeing the 24th crown and the third of coach Vern Wolfe's five-year reign, enter the col- leglafe finals off sensational world - record efforts by their 440 - yard relay team and pole vaulter Bob Seagren. The blue · ribbon meet, which serves as a qualifying test for the Pan - American Games trials, has lured 550 of (he nation's top collegiate trackmen to Brigham Young University's stadium. Dead wood's Reservoir To Fill Soon D.W. Applegate, Boise Project Superintendent, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, today reported that Deadwcod Reservoir is expected to fill on about June 20. As the reservoir fills and commences to spill, flows in the Deadwcod River below the dam will gradually increase from the present now to an expected high of approximately 1,000 cubic feet per second. As stream flows decrease, releases will be made through the outlet valves to meet Irrigation demands, and flows of approximately 1,000 c.f.s. will be maintained In the river throughout the remainder of the Irrigation season. Boaters on the reservoir should stay clear of the dam spillway while it Is overflow- Ing and fishermen should be aware of the expected flow Increase tn the river downstream. Competition will be staged Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The race for team honorswill share the spotlight with individual competitors in the three day test in Provo's 4,500footal- titude. Pole vaulter Dick Railsback and high hurdler Ron Copeland will carry UCLA's hopes while a flock of distance runners and shot putter Neal Stentiauser make Oregon a title threat. Several super stars, Including Jim Ryun, the premier miler irom the University of Kansas: giant Randy Matson of Texas AM and San Jose State sprint star Tommie Smith are entered in the competition. Ryun is making his debut in NCAA championship competi- lion and Smith is favored to win his first NCAA title in the 220. Nebraska's Charley Greene is favored to capture his third straight 100-yard dash title. Coaches, officials and con- teslants have poured into Prove since Monday for Utah's first NCAA track and field event in 20 years. Rain has fallen in the Provo area for the past five days but the forecast for tonight calls for clearing. Collegiate and Olympic track officials consider the Provo meet a high - altitude test for the 1968 Olympics scheduled to be held in Mexico City. Preliminaries begin at 5 p.m. with hammer qualifying. Only final scheduled tor tonight in the slx-mile run--an event ex- peeled to be won by little Gerry Lindgren . of Washington State. Finals In the shorput, 120 yard liurdles and 100 yard dash take place Friday night with the remainder ol the finals Saturday night. PHONE 466-7891 or 459.« 4 lo Place your classified »d.

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