The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1968 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 6, 1968
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• NICE SURROUNDlNGS-Wffl Carruthers, general manager of the Mem- rfiis Blues Baseball Club, newest members of the Texas League, stands in Se stadium press box overlooking the home grounds of the team to be managed by Roy Sievers. Pro baseball returns to Memphis on Apnl 16 and fte stadium will provide 5,424 seats including 548 newly-installed box seats and 1128 reserved seats Carruthers reports that the one dollar general admission price for home games is the lowest ticket charge in the league. The air-conditioned press box can seat 22 men with facilities for broadcasting all Blues games over radio station WHBQ. The Blues will arrive from their Florida, training camp on the 15th and will be honored guests at a welcoming dinner that evening. Dizzy Dean will be featured speaker for the event schdeuled for the Holiday Inn Rivermont. (Courier News Photo) Plans Changed Across Land As Result Of King Murder By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Postponement of. traditional opening games at Washington and Cincinnati has left the Pittsburgh-Houston, clash Monday night in the Astrodome as baseball's 1968 season sendoff. The Presidential opener in the nation's capital, matching the Senators against Minnesota's potent Twins, has been set back from Monday to Tuesday as a result of the assassination of Dr..Martin Luther King. Cincinnati, which traditionally opens the National League season, at home, reset its Monday game against the Chicago Cubs for: Wednesday in compliance with Mayor Eugene Ruehlmann's call for a Day of Commitment Monday in memory of the slain civil rights champion. At Houston, the Pirates will pitch veteran Jim Bunning, acquired from Philadelphia in one of the winter's biggest trades, against young Larry Dierker of the Astros. The game marks the managerial debut of Pittsburgh's Larry Shepard. Five more first-year pilots- Atlanta's Luman Harris, the New York Mets' Gil Hodges, Washington's Jim Lemon, Cleveland's Alvin Dark and Oakland's Bob Kennedy—bow in the following day and night as all the other clubs, except the Reds and Cubs, swing into action. St. Louis world champions entertain Atlanta Tuesday night with World Series hero Bob Gibson set to pitch for the Cardi- nals against Braves' right-hand- er Pat Jarvis. Philadelphia's Chris Short and Los Angeles' Claude Osteen tiook up in a left-handers' duel at Dodger Stadium and the Pirates meet the Astros for the second time at Houston in other NL arclight games. The Mets send Tom Seaver, NL Rookie-of-the Year in 1967, against Giants' ace Juan Marichal in an afternoon opener at San Francisco. The Boston Red Sox, stunned by reports that slugger Tony Conigliaro's career is in Jeopardy because of deteriorating vision, begin defense of their American League crown at Detroit, with southpaw Dick Ellsworth opposing Earl Wilson, the Tigers' 22- game winner. Ellsworth, picked up in a winter trade with Philadelphia, gets the opening day assignment in the absence of Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg, still recuperating from knee surgery following a skiing mishap. President Lyndon B. Johnson is not expected to attend the delayed Washington opener, which will pit the Senators' Camilo Pascual against Minnesota's Dean Chance. Vice President Hubert Humphrey, an avid Twins' fan, could get the call to make the traditional first ball toss. At Chicago, the White Sox, bolstered offensively by winter trades, pitch southpaw Gary Peters against Cleveland and right-hander Sonny Siebert. The Athletics, who have shifted from Kansas City to Oakland, open in Baltimore, with Catfish Hunter opposing the Orioles' Tom Phoebus on the mound. California will start left-hand- er George Brunet in its road debut' against the New York Yankees and Mel Stottlemyre. A threatened strike by Yankee Stadium groundskeepers and cleaning employes apparently OFF WE GO—This foursome of bowlers is set to leave (.'tomorrow morning for the 1968 Championship Tournament of j;the Woman's International Bowling Congress in San Antonio. SThe Blytheville Air Force Base hopefuls arc (seated, left to - right) Thelma Trimmer and Jane Byerly with Myra Terry •;ancl Helen Wood standing. Jean Pace was ill and not present ~for the photo. (Courier News Photo) George Bninet has been averted with a new contract agreement, but the union membership still must ratify the fact. Cincinnati and the Cubs complete the cycle of season openers Wednesday with the Reds' Milt Pappas pitching against either Rich Nye or Joe Niekro of Leo Durocher's young Chicago staff. tiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiinniiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiBiiiiiHiiiiiniiHiioiiiii! Cage Pros lllinilHIIIIllllllllllllBIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIl lllilimiHIir By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA FINALS Friday's Results Eastern Division Boston 127, Philadelphia 1I8 : Boston leads best-of-7 series 1-fl. Western Division Los Angeles 133, San Francisco 105,.Los Angeles leads best- of-7 series 1-0. Today's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston, afternoon, postponed Western Division San Francisco at Los Angeles Monday's Games No games scheduled "' ABA Friday's Result New Orleans 104, Dallas 99, New Orleans leads best-of-7 series 1-0. Today's Game Eastern Division Minnesota at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series 1-0. Sunday's Games Western Division Dallas at New Orleans Eastern Division Pittsburgh at Minnesota Monday's Games No games scheduled Teams Heading Home Camps Over By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer The defending champion Boston Red Sox are heading North with a shadow cast over their American League pennant chances by the clouded baseball future of Tony Conigliaro. The .young slugger's vision in nis left eye is deteriorating as a result of being hit in the face by a pitch last Aug. 18, and Boston e n e f a 1 manager Dick O'Connell asked Friday that he be placed on the emergency dis-i abled list for a'minimum of 60' ts. This comes as such a blow because we all were so optimistic," Carl Yaztrezemski said as the Red Sox broke camp at Winter Haven, Fla. "We can only aope he will recover completely." Manager Dick Williams said rookie Joe Lahoud would get a shot at filling Conigliaro's right field job. In an abbreviated exhibition schedule Friday, Cincinnati defeated Oakland 7-6 in 10 innings, St. Louis edged Detroit 3-2 and Pittsburgh downed the New York Yankees in day games., Minnesota nipped Houston 3-2, the New York Mets beat California 4-2 and Cleveland edged San Francisco 5-4 in night games. The Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore at Atlanta . games were canceled because of wet grounds. Cincinnati fell behind Oakland 5-0 and then won on Jim Gosger's two-out home run in the bottom of the 10th. Blanked by John "Blue Moon" Odom. for seven innings, Cincinnati touched Paul Lindblad for' two-run -homers by Vada Pinson and Mack Jones in the eighth and added two more runs in the ninth on a pair of singles and Pete Rose's double. Oakland then tied it in the bottom of the ninth on a hit, error and Ramon Webster's single. Bob Tolan's one-out single following Phil Gagliano's triple and an intentional walk gave St. Louis its victory. Detroit, which scored in the first, had tied it in the seventh. St.. Louis got its first two runs on one hit off Earl Wilson in the second. Pittsburgh scored four runs on six. hits, including Matty fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiu'wiii COURIER NEWS PAGE EIGHT | Saturday, April 6, 1968 |§ Alou's two-run double, and added two more on homers by Willie Stargell in the second and Bill Mazeroski in the" third. All the runs came off Fred falbot. Robinson scored the Tan- tees' first run and homered for the second. Cesar Tovar's two-run homer n the ninth off Jim Ray, who iad not allowed a run in 11% in- Sport Shorts NORTH LIBERTY, lowai PALM BEACH GARDEN, (AP) - Holland Williams, 70, Fla. (AP) — J. Walcott Brown former head basketball coach at Iowa, died Friday. 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