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Idtho Free Press 4 Caldwell News-Tribune, Monday, June 26, 1967 - 7 ^^iw Id^ho Free Press 4 CaldwelL News-inline, Monoay, oune so, Darkhorse Cubs Lengthen Win Streak SPORTS SPORT PARADE Leo's Hunch Reaps Victory RECORD SEEKER Charlie Keeps Them Guessing By MILTON KICHMAN NEW YORK (IIPI) - Good old Charlie Finley is faking 'em all out. He's not saying a word and. letting 'em all guess whether he's going to keep his A's in Kansas City or move to Oakland, but the place he really has his eye on is Milwaukee. Whichever club winds up there eventually is sure to get a /at contract since the stadium in Milwaukee is practically all paid for already. But someone obviously has an eye on Oakland, too. They're not building a ne* r stadium there just for practice... Oh, no. First it was that eternal argument regarding Roger Maris vs. Babe Ruth and now it's Jack Nlcklaus vs, Ben Hogan. Those same statistic-pickers who made such a fuss over the eight-game difference between Maris and Ruth have now discovered what they consider an essential difference between Nicklaus' new U.S. open record of 275 and Hogan's old one oJ 276. Nicklaus, they argue, posted his total over a par 10 course and was only five strokes under par at the end of 72 holes at Baltusrol while Hogan set his record over (he par 71 Riviera Country Club course in Los Angeles and was eight under in 1948. Anyone here got an asterisk?... Players still chuckling over that manager who got so mad at blowing a close one that he went to kick a chair in the clubhouse, slipped on his spikes, landed on his back and didn't walk right for two weeks.., Ken Macker, commissioner of the National ProfessionalSoccer League, readily admits he needed help and plenty of it. "I couldn't have done anything without Pete Rozelle's help," he says. "He's been generous beyond understanding." Macker shouldn't feel so alone. Joe Cronin used to call on Warren Giles for a little advice, too, in his early years. Who knows, maybe Gimbels even told Macy's... Jimmy Campanis, son of the Dodgers' director of scouthing who is being groomed by them to take over the .No. 1 catching job one day, has no illusions about what he was worth in the way of a bonus. "Did your father sign you?" someone asked the 23-year-old. "No," he answered. "Kenny Meyers did by wire. My father only s i g n s those over $20,000." .... Bob Ussery has been a Jockey 17 years and every once in a while somebody'll come up and ask him how tough his job is. "Well, I'll put it this way," he says. "It's not exactly like a milkman driving his horse every morning. You have to know wlial the hell you're doing out there."... In case you're curious about what inflation has meant to golf, listen to Byron Nelson, whose record 11 straight tournament victories in 1945 still stands. "I played in 31 tournaments that year, won 19 of them and averaged 68.3 strokes around," he recalls. "My total money winnings that yearwere$52,511. Had I done it this year, I'd say the total would be somewhere around $500,000."... Football and baseball players generally agree they reachthelr peak somewhere between the age of 28 and 30. Fighters and golfers claim they do later. "I think a golfer reaches his peak at 34," insists Gary Player. "I'm 31 and it's for certain I haven't reached mine yet."... Breaks Record HAY WARD, Calif. (I'PI)-' Mark Spitz, a 11-year-old high school student from Santa Clara, Calif., broke the world 400-meter freestyle swimming record Sunday with a 4:10.6 clocking in the 15th annual San Leandro relays at Chabot College. Spitz' time bettered the record of 4:11.1 established by East Germany's Frank Wiegand last August. Take Ski Win BOLAZNO, Italy (UPI)Austria's Karl Schranz and Julia Speltel and Josef Aug- seheller of Italy, were winner in Stelvio Cup giant slalom competition Sunday. Schranz won the senior category, Miss Spettel captured the women's event and Augscheller took thejuniortitle. By United Press International Leo Durocher played a hunch and Joe Niekro cashed the winning ticket as the Chicago Cubs reaped their biggest payoff in four years. The Cubs, the darkest horses to make a run at the National League p e n n a n t In ages, stretched their winning streak tc six games, the longest since 1963, Sunday and drew within four lengths of the pacesetting St. Louis Cardinals by virtue of a daily double sweep over Houston 4-1 and 8-0. Durocher, who has been known to consult the form sheets in the past, put his money on young Joe Niekro in the nightcap although Rich Nye was the scheduled starter. Niekro led from start to finish in tossing a three-hit shutout, the first of his major league career. It also marked the first time that the 22-year-old brother of Phil N'iekro, Atlanta relief ace, had pitched a complete game, matching the feat of Bill Hands in the opener. Hands allowed five Astro hits in that one while collecting two of his own. The twin victories raised the Cubs' record to 38-28. The Cubs finished a solid 10th in the 10- team league last year. They are currently third. Philadelphia knocked off St. Louis twice 6-1 and 10-4, Atlanta whipped New York 4-2, Pittsburgh edged second-plact Cincinnati 54 and Los Angeles nipped San Francisco 2-1 in other NL games. Niekro, who pitched out of a bases-loaded, none out, situation in the second, was ably supported by old pro Ernie Banks, who collected four hits, among them his 13th and 14th homers, and drove in four runs. Hands held Houston hitless for five innings and struck out five in only his second starting appearance of the year. Don Lock went on a batting rampage against the Cards as the Phillies snapped St. Louis' seven-game winning streak. Lock collected six hits, including a two-run homer in each game, drove in six runs, scored four and stole a base in the twinbill. His homer in the fifth inning of the first game was the decisive blow as Jim Bunning posted his seventh victory and he staked the Phils to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the nightcap with his eighth homer. Clete Boyer, once an out-man with the Yankees, drove in all four runs in Atlanta's victory over the Mets with a double and two singles before being removed in the fifth with a pulled muscle. Phil Niekro pitched WIMBLEDON PLAY BEGINS Americans Rated Weak W I M B L E D O N , England (l'Pl)-The 81st Wimbledon tennis championships start today with the weakest American men's challenge since the days of flannel trousers and underhand serves. Bookmakers in this big betting country contemptuously put the entire American squad among the longshots, including fourth-ranked Chuck Pasarell of Puerto Rico, who opens the tournament on center court against defending champion Manuel Santana of Spain. Pasarell was given onlya25-l chance of winning the most coveted title in tennis. The other 13 American entrants were at even longer odds. Most experts did not believe that for all his speed and serving power Pasarell had the all-court game to survive his first match. Pasarell has an indoor decision over Santana. But Wimbledon's grass isthefastest to the world and the defending champion, fully recovered from an ankle operation last fall, is at the top of his form. The big Puerto Kican is not seeded, nor is any other American. It is the first time the U.S. has been out of the seeds since the system was introduced 27 years ago. Although Santana is top-seed, the heavy betting favorite is second-seeded Roy Emerson of Australia, making perhaps his last effort to become the third man to achieve the grand slam of the Australian, French, Wimbledon and American titles. Thirty-year-old Emerson has the first two legs and is a 4-5 odds-on choice to become the first man since World War II to · win Wimblf don three times. America's womenfolk start play on Tuesday and there the picture is much brighter. Mrs. Billie Jean King, the defending titleliolder, is top seed and the favorite to fight off the challenge of former champion Maria Bueno of Brazil. one-hit ball over the final three innings to preserve Pat Jarvis 1 seventh triumph. Matty Alou, who had three hits, and Manny Jimenez, purchased from Columbus the previous day, broke a 1-1 deadlock with sixth-inning homers as the Pirates topped the slumping Reds. Bob Veale, who needed relief help from AI McBean and Juan Plzarro to nail down his ninth win, drove in the eventual winning run in the seventh with an Infield out. Len Gabrielson's pinch single with two out in the ninth scored Willie Davis from second base and enabled the Dodgers' Don Drysdale to even his record at 7-7. Frank Linzy, who pitched the ninth, suffered his fifth loss in eight decisions. Rick Keichardl's trial and error method of batting this season has finally begun to show some results in the American League. The former Wisconsin star, who signed for approximately $200,000 in 1964, had been experiencing some difficulty finding a comfortable stance at the plate this season. His different styles at bat brought hin. three strikeouts Friday night and Saturday he found himself on the California bench. Manager Bill Rigney restored his 24-year-old stringman to a starting role Sunday and Heichardt, batting with the bases loaded in the first inning, crashed an inside the park grand slam home run io account for all the California scoring and lead the Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Athletics. Reichardt's blast hit the top of the 40-foot screen that extends over the 392-foot mark in right field at Municipal Stadium and bounced back past Athletics' right fielder Mike Hershberger. Before the A's could finally run the ball ckran, Reichardt crossed the plate safely. "I've been having a lot of trouble hitting In the last couple of weeks," said Reichardt. "I think it's because I'm alternating my stances so much," explained the Angels outfielder whose average after the game was only .241. Elsewhere In the American League, Minnesota downed Chicago 3-1, New York edged Detoit 3-2, Boston trounced Cleveland 8-3 and Baltimore dumped Washington 8-3. Minnie Rojas put down an Athletics uprising in the eighth to give starter George Brunet his fourth victory against 11 losses. Rojas, pitching with runners on first and third, struck out Jim Gosger and Danny Cater after four consecutive singles had given the A's two runs. Pinchhitter Early B a t t e y tripled home two nms with two out in the eighth inning to bring Minnesota from behind against the White Sox. Chicago starter Tommy John limited the Twins to only two hits over the first 7 2-3 innings. Zoilo Versalles and pinchhitter Frank Kostro then singled and Battey tripled to right center to wipe out a 1-0 While Sox lead. By Alan Mover ^V f I f f Calm Vef Victorious CLEVELAND (IPI) - Lean and lanky Gardner Dickinson, who will never be both (at and 40, struck a big blow for the veterans of the pro tour by picking up a hefty check in the $103,500 Cleveland Open. Dickinson, a father of three 39-year-old veteran of 16 professional seasons, played it coot al the chilly and windswept Aurora Country Club Sunday tou'inthe fifth annual tournament by a fat four strokes. Despite shooting a par 70, his worst round of the tournament, the while - hatted Dickinson wound up with a 271 for the four rounds, which was nine under par. "I tried to play the course today," Dickinson said. "I figured the scores would go up because of the weather. The greens were fast but it was rough on the edges." Dickinson, a well-conditioned who will be 40 in September, received a check for $20,100 and he appeared certain of turning in his best year on the tour yet. His lop year was $53,730 in 1966 and he has earned $44,364 in official money so far this season. He survived the final round challenges of two youngsters and overtook young Wayne Yates of Atlanta in Saturday's third round to pull down his first victory since the 1962Coral Gables Open. llomero Blancas of Houston and Miller Barber, Shreveport, La,, were the challengers, but they never got closer than three strokes. Dickinson, who had only one bogey going into the final round, ran into trouble, possibly due to an abrupt change in the weather, and recorded two bogey fives just before making the turn nn the par 70, 6,611- yard Aurora course. But he parred the second nine in 35 to win going away as expected challenges from Barber, Btan. cas, Yales and Arnold Palmer failed to develop. The sentimental favorite in the tourney was Slim Yates, who resembled a somewhat younger Gardner Dickinson. Lundgren Coasts to Tater Cup Championship MERIDIAN - Boise's Chuck Metzel swept to an easy 50-lap victory in the A class main event Saturday night, but Jerry Lundgren, another Boisean, copped the Tater Cup for the A cars at Meridian Speedway. A crowd of 4,522 turned out for the windup of the two-night Canadian American Modified Racing Association (CAMRA) Tater Cup program, and it saw Jerry Renfro of Horseshoe Bend win the B class Tater Cup and Bast! Beverly of Emmett sweep honors in the C class. Both Renfro, who won by a half-lap, and Beverly won their B and C mains, respectively. Neitzel said of his 154-132 point loss to Lundgren, "He deserved to win it as he picked up points for passing In Hie main (having started deep in the pack of cars) and he did well in the sixth heat (second place) while I spun out and didn't finish in the fifth heat." Of his A main victory, however, Neitzel was quite pleased except for the fact he had tn coast home "after blowing my engine on the last lap. The camshaft went out or something, but until then I was averaging 04 miles an hour. "I wasn't worried about anyone catching me as I had a good- sized lead (over Bud Gorder of Spokane, Wash.). Nampan Jim Dillon was third in the AmalnfollowedbyCAMRA circuit point leader Norn; Ellefson of Spokane. Then came Dmd- gren and Nampa's Ken Hamilton In Tater Cup points for the two nights, after the Lundgren- Neitzel duel, Hamilton was third with 118 markers and Fllpfson c (rophy dash: su? P han i ^ne witn 110 markers ana tueison d McCa)1; J l m H ardy,\Vor- fourth with IOC. than. On the C A M R A circuit Ellef- 1st heat: Beverly, Mansion, son padded his pre-Meridian lead Bailey, Lawrence, Dick Sola, of 55 points over Portland's Bob Bolse i Jln H °!* Bolse - r,re«? to Hi afterwards with 2nd heacstephan, Jim Hardy, w-egg 10 m aiierwaros witn Hammond Jira Waiuer Boise; the count now standing 552-407. Bob Harris, Boise, Worthan, A! Smith of Victoria, B. C., is Gene Hardy. a Close third in the CAMRAstand- 3rd heat: Jerry Ren/ro, May, ings with 400, followed by Lund- Lane - Kisseii, Jim Tlpke, s po - B ren at 224 and Gorder at 209. The C main, won by Beverly m Boise. No. 56 which is usually driven 4th heat: Tolsma, Nybore, by larry Welch or DOC Holver- Gregg, Spoor son, featured the night's onlyac- Nam P a i Porte Eckman, Gorder, Ellefson, Fuller, Jim Dillon, Neitzel. 6th heaf: Chandler, Lundgren, Bill Crow, Boisej Hamilton, Smith, Neely, Bud Hoelzle, Boise; Culver. A main event: Neitzel, Gorder, Jim Dillon, Ellefson, Lundgren, Hamilton, Neely, Chandler, Crow, Glen Naylor, Boise; Fuller, Russell, Smith, Culver. B main: Jerry Renfro, May, Lane, Kissell, Grere, Crowell, Porter, Monhay, Tolsma, Dwayne Dillon, Winter, Spoor, C main: Beverly, Marston, Dwayne Dillon, Hammond, Jim Hardy, Worthan, Gene Hardy, Lawrence,Stephan, cidentsplusare-start. TATER CUP FINISH A class: Jerry Lundgren, noise, 154 polnts;Chucl Neitzel, Boise, 132; Ken Hamilton, Nampa, 118; Norm EUefson, Spokane, Wash., 106; BillChandler, Meridian, 59; Bud Gorder, Spokane, 58; Bob Neely, Ontario, 56; AI Smith, Victoria, B.C., 54; Jim Dillon, Nampa, 49; Jack Eckman, Ontario, 35. B class: JerryRenfro, Horseshoe Bend, 32; Les May, Spokane, 30; Allan Lane, Boise, 25; Warn Cvlver, Meridian, 21; Ken Kisioll, t'ruitland, I 1 ); Bob Oregs, Portland, Ore., 16; Bud Gorder, Spokane, Morrle Fuller, Boise, Ron Tolsma, Meridian, 12 each; Jake Spoor, Emmett, 11. (J class: Basil Beverly, E,- metl, 25; Bill Slephan, Payelle, 21; Lowell Hammond, Boise, 10; Fletcher iMarslon, 9; Jim Hardy, McCall, Bruce Bailey, Boise, 8 each; Gary Brown, Meridian, Cliff Worthan, Boise, 6 each; W h i t e y Lawrence, Boise 3. RACI-; RESULTS Time trials: A class-Smith 14.39 seconds; B-Ralph Monhay, Vancouver, B.C., 14.74; c:- Jim Hardy: 15.34. 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