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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 2, 1968
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Booming Bob Is About Ready To Go "" By RON RAPOPOHT Associated Press Sports Writer You can start the baseball season any time, Mr. Commissioner. Bob Gibson's ready. The Old St. Louis Cardinals' World Series hero of last year pitched seven overpowering innings against the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game Monday. His only regret was that Manager Red Schoendienst didn't let him finish. "I felt fine and could have gone nine innings," the big right-hander said after the Cardinals' 3-1 victory. Gibson gave up only five hits and one walk while striking out four. In addition, he retired the last 13 batters he faced. In other games Monday, Boston beat Atlanta 1-0, Houston edged Oakland 2-1, the New!seven inning! he worked. Reg- York Yankees shaded Detroit 6- gie Smith, who had three hits 5, Pittsburgh nipped the New York Mets 4-3, Philadelphia crushed Minnesota 8-1, Baltimore took Washington 5-2, the Chicago Cubs outslugged Los Angeles 9-8 and California nosed out Cleveland 10-9. Gibson, who won three World Series games over the Red Sox last year, has been named by Schoendienst to open the season for the Cardinals next week against Atlanta. Mike Shannon provided the muscle in the St. Louis attack, with a homer and a double among his four hits, raising his spring batting average to .390. The Red Sox also got a strong pitching performance . from Gary Waslewski, who set down the Braves on seven hits in the for Boston, drove in the only run of the game in the first inning with a single. • * * Bob Aspromonte scored the winning run for Houston, coming in on Hector Torres' squeeze bunt with one out in the ninth after he had doubled and moved to third on the throw to second. Steve Witaker's two solo home runs off Denny McLain beat (tie Tigers for the Yankees. Fritz Peterson was the winning pitcher despite giving up homers to Ray Oyler and Jim Price. Jose Pagan's run-scoring single in the eighth, his third hit of the game, drove in Pittsburgh's winning run. Manny Jimenez; had a two-run homer for the Pirates. Richie Allen had ?. homer and two doublet w'" 1 - •''.»-••• ''!••'•< had two homers and a double in the Phillies' slugfest triumph over the -uvuia. <— u '•runs batted in, all told. . Curt Blefary hit a homer and Boog Powell had a two-run double for the Orioles. Frank Cog- gins'had two triples for the Senators in their losing cause. The Cubs scored five runs in the ninth, then survived a four- run Dodger ninth to win by a run: Don Kessinger's homer snapped a 44 tie, then an error by Rocky Colavito let in the final two runs of the inning. Rick Reichardt had three runs batted in during the last two innings to lead California to a comeback win over the Indians. The Angels pounded out 17 hits, ,14 off starter Sam McDowell. A SCENE seldom seen is Jim Ryirn losing a race. Villa- jiova senior Dave Patrick turned the trick last year, beating the Kansan in a half-mile duel. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)—| Instead of the large field that most racing buffs had anticipated, only six contenders will go postward today for the second running of the $5,000 added Arkansas Futurity at Oaklawn Park. 'iThere was speculation .that the presence of John D. Askew's undefeated Natty Type in the four-furlong dash for Arkansas homebred juveniles had caused some prospective starters to shy away. Natty Type has won his only two starts here. He will again be ridden by Danny Whited, and is expected to be the favorite. preacher Nichols, owned by Lance Alworth and Carl Udouj, may rate second choice to Natty Type. He has accounted fot FIGHTING AGAIN, but this tfme former champion Sugar Ray Roblnwn is box* Ing for the movies. Here he tikes a reit between take* •f "Paper Urn," one victory. Completing the short field are Pat Mahoney's Darryl's Dandy, Robert Holthus' Miss Debbie Lee, Venia Lea Farm's Go Go Dash and Thomas Glover's Jet Skipper. If all six juveniles start, the race will gross $9,685 with $5,811 going to the winner. Sir Bates, owned by Mr. am Mrs. Crowdus Baker and ridden by Derry Snyder, took an early lead and held on as he won the $7,500 feature race at- Oaklawn Monday by a nose over Cuta corner. Sir Bates covered the six furlongs in 1:11 1-5 and-returned $16.40, $9.40 and $6.60. Cuta corner paid $7.40 and $5.00 Ever Dark returned $8.80 for show. Forrest H. Lindsay's.Cherokee Nation, winner of the first race and Alvin Kirkpatrick's Bally Boy, who won the second race combined for a $533.60 daily double. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)— ! Oaklawn Park Racing Secre tary Allen W. Lavin said Mon day he expects eight or 10 start ers in the $50,000 added Arkansas Derby Saturday. Harry Trotsek, the trainer ol Walter Kitchen's Royal Table said Monday that the thorough bred fractured a foot bone in a winning effort Saturday ant would be sidelined for at leas 60 days. Royal Table defeated nine other derby candidates Sat urday in a mile and 70-yarc prep. A. H. and A. M. Stall's Profa lem Solver, second in the Louisiana Derby; Mr. and Mrs. r, f Roberts' Judge Kilday, seconc to Royal Table last week, and G. B. Newbill's Etony may draw the heaviest support hi derby. Alumination Farm's Te Vega, J. E. Clay's Sailors Song, Dr. John M. Hundley's Beaucoup D'Argent, W. Cal Partee's Mr. Coby and Verna Lea Farm's Nodouble are considered definite starters in the nine-furlong event. Lavin says Fantastic Career, Dust Shot, Suns Hero and Mr. Crozy art also possibi* f lartan. Stanky Sounds Off Pros Play Anywhere 7 SARASOTA, FIa.-(NEA) —Eddie Stanky manages to stimulate interest in baseball. These are his comments: "One of the fallacies of managing is the handling of men. You get some of these hotshot columnists. They'll say so and so, Brown, has a good year because a certain manager handles him a certain way. Any professional ballplayer can play for any manager in-any park. There's too much of this 'well, uh, if I had a ball park' or 'I can't see the wind blowing in.' A good professional adjusts to where.he,is. and to any manager.. A manager doesn't adjust to a ballplayer. It's true, yes, you may have a personality clash. A player may not like the way a manager dresses.and right away he does not like him. Or- I happen to be bald headed and- maybe they like curly-haired managers. But basically a professional plays for any manager, any team, as hard as he can, in the spring training game-, the championship game or a World Series game." They say you have to coddle today's players more, (hat they're not as dedicated, that they're interested more in the money. "Any time a man signs a professional contract he is interested in money and should be.'However, I say they are more intelligent. The fine pension plan has. gotten the boys interested more in their estates, what to do when they're through as players. Coddling, no." Are kids still as interested in baseball as they used to be? "Yes, with a drawback from other sports. We're living in a better country. Fifteen or 26 years ago, it was just baseball, period.. Now you have television, you have your country club, your boating, your golfing. Through our easy way of living, we work three or four days and have long weekends with our families, which is fine. As long as it is helping keep them away from the communistic outlook some of these youngster have—the new breed beatniks and stuff like that, with the narcotics and this junk." What do you do on yonr own club when you have a player with long hair? "I haven't had tlu's beatnik on my ball club. We have some good-looking fellows come up, with the medium sideburns and long hair, which is perfectly all right. I won't have a beard on my club. Years ago, the youth of America would copy and mimic a baseball player. Now our young peo- people copy the band leaders — the beards and the long hair, the neatless look, the unkempt look, whatever the word is. I deplore It." You've been called provocative, always keeping things stirred up. "Whenever you have sport that involves emotion, contact—a man slides In a vigorous way and it's misunderstood — iv—'pushing and shoving, and an outburst. I've i:a- d .. fight* and arguments and never won one hi my life, and I'm proud of my record. But I'm always look- ing for the guy that beat me. -And when I find him, I'm going to spend a cou- ple hours with him." And it won't be just talking. SHAMROCK LANES Steelites League STANDINGS Hamra's 83 -25 Neil's 68^-39% Rexall 63 -43 Steele Apparel 60 -48 Frame's 55 -53 United Auto 54 -54 Ark-Mo Power 47 -61 Smoller's 45%-62 ] /4 Hah's 37V4-75V4 Bank of Steele 29^-78% HIGH GAMES Jerry Kitchens 211 Cheene Mathis 209 Rexall 772 Frame's 746 HIGH SERIES Cheene Mathis Jerry Kitchens 520 Steele Apparel 2,095 Rexall 2,088 SPLITS Cheene Malhis 3-10 Ann Pritchard 3-10 Vivian King 3-10 Marie Littlejohn 3-10 Betty Isbell 7-2 Jo Davis 5-10 Hilda Zahner ' 5-6 Toad Pery 2-10 leMakes TORONTO (AP) — Annabelle announced her decision to run in the Kentucky Derby Monday. Annabelle is a 3-year-old filly, whose ears join her head at right-angles and whose owners are newspaper men Paul Run- stead and Fred Ross. They fell in love with her at a horse sale a year ago and scraped together the 51,100 asking price. From then on, what happened to Annabelle shouldn't happen to a dog. Rimstead and Ross formed a 1 jazz band to follow her around; they enlisted the services of wrestler Sweet Daddy Siki as a bodyguard; enter-.ainers wrote songs about her; she was the subject of a coming-out party. Monday night they threw a press reception at a ritzy Hotel :o announce her entry into the Derby, to serve mint juleps and, incidentally, to sell shares. Trainer Jim Santha fielded questions about his wonder horse. "She's eating well, about 10 to 12 quarts Of oats a day. She is in fine shape, resting well. In fact, eating and resting is what she does best. "She has never run the mile and a quarter before," Santha Oft TARGET BfEW TIME Blytheville Courier News COURIER NEWS PAGE EIGHT Tuesday, April 30, 1968 said, hedging on her workouts. "She works best in company and we haven't worked her out with another .horse yst— maybe next week." Rimstead and Ross own Byline Stables— Annabelle is their only horse— and their colors Rimstead describes as "white with black blotches." Neither had any figures on Annabelle's workouts, but Rim- stead was keeping count at the free bar— "300 mint juleps in half an hour; incredible." UNITED FUNDS, INC. mutual fund shares national distributor FnsMetu a» ntuM Dick J. Whit. Reglitned RupretentittM Phone PO 3-3592 P.O. Box 12 . ,,.., Bob Gibson Marathon Is Set; Its Officials Upset BOSTON (AP) — Entries are pouring in for the 72nd annual Boston A.A. Marathon April 19. that carries tremendous prestige. The AAU has. set regional But race officials are disturbed trials for San Francisco> culver by the AAU action in scheduling | citj , ; Cali{ _ Minneapo iis, Atlan- an Olympic trial in San Francisco just-two days after the. Patriot's Day Hopkinton-to-Boston, run. . . • "At best the decision was inconsiderate; 'at worst, a deliber- tic City, N.J., Detroit, and Hoi- yoke, Mass. The final will ba held Aug. Alamosa, Colo. The BAA Marathon drew a record field of 601 starters in 1967. The 509 entries on hand ate effort to scuttle Eastern. Monday mo rning included one prominence in long distance | from Tom LariS) fornier Dar t- running," BAA President Will !mouth star who now Uves in Cloney toid a news conference Cali £ ornia but represents the" Monday. • New York A.C. Laris-was second in a blistering 2:16:48 for "The Boston race is famous the world over and is the oldest outside of the Olympic Marathon itself," Cloney said. "Scheduling a tryout on that date (April 21) on the Coast robs a few Western runners of the chance to compete in a race j the 26-mile, 385-yard course year ago. Baseball Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results Boston 1, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, Chicago, A, 1 Houston 2, Oakland 1 New York, A, 6, Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 4, New York, N, 3 Philadelphia 8, Minnesota 1 ' Baltimore 5, Washington 2 Chicago, N, 9, Los Angeles 8 California 10, Cleveland 9 Wednesday's Games Atlanta vs. New York, A, atj Fort Lauderdale, Fla. j Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh atj Tampa, Fla. Houston vs. Detroit at Cocoa, Fla. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis atj St. Petersburg, Fla., night Los Angeles vs. Cleveland at Mesa, Ariz. Chicago, N, vs. San Francisco at Phoenix, Ariz. Washington vs. Baltimose at Miami, Fla. Boston vs. Oakland at Whiter Haven, Fla. California vs. Seattle at Holtville, Calif. SALES MANAGEMENT TRAINEE METROPOLITAN LIFE INSCO. has a career opportunity due to expansion in Mississippi County/Extensive home office training program. Salary Open. Contact Mrs. Diggs at P02-2035. Mr. Sudden Service Says: The Poly Phosphate in FASCO CHEM-PLEX LIQUID FERTILIZER Will Hasten COTTON Maturity in 1968 Sold By FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "THE HOME OP SUDDEN SERVICE" Ely. Phone PO 3-8191 Mr. Sudden Service Soys: WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: FOR RENT: Liquid Fertilizer & Treflan Applicators FOR SALE: 6 & 4 Treflan Broadcast Booms, Bell Directed Spray & Layby Applicatorst Planters Pre-Emergence Conversion .Kits Demcb Granular in Furrow Applicators 200 - 120 gallon Fiberglass tanks Tank racks — over the wheel, 3 point hitch & side mount Hypro & Ace Pumps — Spray Parts John Blue Fertilizer Pumps & Parts, Fertilizer Knives — rubber hose & plastic tubing Farmers Soybean Corp. "THE HOME OF SUDDEN SERVICE" Phone PO 3-8191 — N. Broadway & Hutson Blythevllle, Ark. .

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