The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 21, 1968
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Wythevflle (Ark.) Courier New* — Tuesday, May Jl, 19« — Pift MM it Started Like This From Fortune J$ Frustration If I I Would Cry MRS. TERESA CONIGLIARO adjusted- her son Tony's cap when the then 18-year-old high school star signed a $20,000 bonus contract with the Boston Red Sox in 1963. Leachville Plays Tonight PINE; .BLUFF, Ark, (AP) No-hitters-were the rule rather than^'the exception Monday in the first round of the state high school baseball tournament; Joe StanfiU pitched a no-hitter and struck put 14 as 'Greene County'"tech'" defeated- White Hall 3-0 Monday night, and St. Annes' Steve Haaser didn't al- Jow" "a hit 'during 'the'Buffaloes' [iO-0 victory over Grady in the <0ther night game., • . , ! Hope's Bobcats parlayed the %o-hit pitching: of Dwight Gallo- avay, the game's only hit and fa pair of errors into a: 1-0 tri- nimph over St. Charles, and Ty- |ronza, led by the three-hit Pitching.of Jerry Williams, defeated Cotter 8-0 in the after- tooon session. ' Vilonia and Greenwood play Shis afternoon at 1:30 and Arka- tdelphia- meets Mountainburg at J3 Gillette, and Monette get to- Jether at 6:30 and Leachville •and junction City clash at 8. * Sanfill walked three and hit inner ! two. White Hall's Gary Gold- 1 man struck out 11 and allowed only three hits in a losing effort. Haaser recorded five strikeouts.. during ,,.;St. Annes' five-inning victory.. .' * . « .,,;-.* •..-. , • . Hope got its only'hit and run off St. Charles' Terry Bullock in the fifth.. Richard Sallee of Hope walked, advanced to second on an error, went to third on Willie Whitten's bunt single and scored on another error. : Tyronza got only four hits but took advantage of,four Cotter errors. GCT 000 210 0-330 White Hall 000000- 3 Stanfill and Hendrix; Goldman and Steward. W-Stanfill. L—Goldman. Grady 00 00— 004 St. Annes 530 02-10 8 2 Ross, Tabor '(2), Boyce (4) and Johnson; Haaser and Schul- terman. W—Haaser. L—Ross. !r . . . jEddie Remains iSame Sullen Self " BALTIMORE (AP)-'Success'$-or failure—won't spoil Eddie jgtanky. | The Chicago White Sox manager made his first appearance *of the 1968 season in Baltimore: gUonday •night, and showed'.*e *adn'fc lost his touch. He .was as jjjsurly and sullen as usual. f- After the Orioles edged Chicago 24, Stanky failed to take a fcostgame walk in the outfield— (swinging a bat—as he did when j|he White Sox lost 10 straight to Sopen the season. But neither was Stanky .overjoyed by Chicago's recent 10-4 Streak which has projected the Shite Sox back into the Ameri:an League chase, only .three Sgames below the .500 mark. | "Your club's been going good Safely," _a sports writer com- jjjnented. I "Who said so?" : Stanky |inapped. . '';A11 you have to do is,read papers to see that," was the ''You don't believe what you ad in the papers, do you?" A strained.silence and then a question from another writer ibout Stanky's brief but volatile *»mplaint registered with plate jlinipire Bill Kinnamon in the J^ighth while Chicago's Tommy | ST. PAUL - MINNEAPOLIS SAP) - The Minnesota North pars announced today that Ca- fadian Olympic team defense- man Terry d'Malley, Has agreed Jo report to the Stars' National •Hockey League training camp next fall. O'Malley.was obtained J»y Minnesota from the Toronto Ibple'Leafi following the 1M7 '* ';. ii, < ' Davis was at-bat. "What did you say to the umpire?" "I told him what a great game he was umpiring." More small talk only irritated Stanky. . .: ; "The winning clubhouse is over there," he snarled. "I have nothing to say, as usual." (First of two pieces) By IRA BERKOW ,. , NBA Sport* Writer NEW YORK - (NBA) The rhythm ;section still had not showed up. But the drummer from Syracuse 'was due soon. Right now this was Tony Conigliaro's^ greatest concern. He was not thinking about his left 'eye, which still has black and blue marks Under it from the beaning last August. There was a knock on the door of his hotel suite. The three other members of his rock group, tentatively called Tony C and the All-Night Workers, entered. The drummer was not among them. "Put your instruments in the corner," said Cohigliaro, "and I'll call up for ice for you." Conigliaro had'come up from Boston to appear with the group on a television variety show. Earlier, they had rehearsed for ibe-ishow. Conigliaro is the baud's leader and vocalist "It's rough working without your drummer," he told a visitor. "You depend On him for the rhythm. He's been tied up in Syracuse. We're trying how to scrape the group together again, after What happened this spring." What happened this spring was that a cyst formed on the retina of the Boston outfielder's eye, then burst during training. It had left a blind spot. "I just try to keep busy now," said C wigliaro. "I don't want to think about it. In July, I go for another examination. That will determine how badly the eye is impaired and wheth- ei I'll ever be able to play At 23 and after four fine major-league seasons, it appears his baseball career is over. He was hospitalized after being struck late last August-and missed the rest of the season. He was confident he would return this year to right field for the'Red Sox.. In spring, training,, he was not flinching at the plate, but had difficulty focusing on the ball and had a lack of depth perception.. After a few weeks, he flew from .Florida to Boston for-an- eye examination with Dr. Charles Regan. On April 4 he was told that vision-in the eye was -deteriorating, with per- Tony' Conigliaro manent damage likely. Conigliaro said that, if he no longer is able ;to be a hitter, then' he wants to come back as a pitcher. He was an outstanding high school pitch-. "I've been In uniform one* since spring training," he said. "I played catch. It was before any players arrived. But I haven't seen any games yet. I'm not pyschologically ready. If I. watched, I would cry. I went, to the park one other time. It was during a game. I picked up my mail quickly and ran put. "For the first five or six days after I learned that I wouldn't play this season—and maybe never again—I just sat in my room at home. I didn't want to talk to anyone! I said only a few words to my family at supper. Then went back in the room.'I'm coming out of it slowly how, .1 feel better, but I'll, never feel great. .... "It .meant everything lo me 'to be back in.right field. Then, bingo, I was almost there and didn't make it. I felt that everything I had, worked for all my. life, was gone." Conigiiaro. can do nothing strenuous, though he does play some golf. The fear of detaching the retina is always present. Reading is a strain. After a few minutes, the page blurs. He has seen one movie and covered his left eye for most ot it. No-corrective surgery is possible. All he can do is wait. "What I miss most," he said, "is the challenge of hitting and also being around the greatest bunch of guys I've ever known. Last year's team pulled together all of a sudden to win the pennant. It was really a thrill, especially since most of us played together in the minors." The rock group ("We try not to be noisy") has had offers to play in places like Las Vegas and Los Angeles. But Conigliaro is undecided about what he will do. "It all hinges on the lest in July," he said. "I don't know. I still feel I'll be back with the Red Sox. If I don't play, then I may consider staying in baseball, maybe as a scout or coach. I would like to manage some day. But I'm considering everything." A television sportscasting offer was made by a Boston station. There have been other business and investment proposals. And there has even been a feeler from Hollywood. Did he have any acting experience? "Well," he said thoughtfully, "I've done some pretty good acts out there in right field." Grid Owners, Players Meet; 'Icemen' Golfers Embattled By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer • NEW YORK (AP) - The pro football owner-player battle will heat up again.this week when the delegates of the National Football League Players' Association meet with a committee of owners, probably Thursday. The owners spent considerable time on the problem at their meetings in Atlanta last'week and .have drawn up a master plan to present to the players. The players are. asking for $500 per man for pre-season games, an annual $5 million payment to the player pension fund and a $15,000 minimum salary. With the teams due to report in about seven or eight weeks, both sides are running out of time. A compromise may be the solution. Lou Saban is enthusiastic about Garrett Ford, the rookie running back from West Virginia who was Denver's third draft choice. He could wind up teaming with Floyd Little who is reported hale and hearty at 200 pounds and' strengthening his damaged shoulder with weight lifting exercises... That proposed $50 million domed stadium in Buffalo would help the Bills as well as the baseball people who are hopeful of landing a National League franchise. San Francisco reports guard John Thomas and flanker Kay McFarland, out with injuries in '6,7, will be ready to go in '68... Don Jonas, the Penn State product who threw 41 touchdown passes and scored 102 points for the Orlando Panthers, has MAJOR LEAGUE STAN DINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National' League W. L. Pct.G.B. St..Louis . Atlanta ... San Wan. Cincinnati Phila'phia Chicago .. 21 14 21 16 20 17 19 17 17 16 19 19 .800 .568 :541 .528 .515 !soo .447 .444 Los Angeles 17 21 New: York .. 16 20 Pittsburgh,. 15 ,19 •'•. 441 5£ Houston.,:..'. 15 .21 .417 6% Monday's; Results New York 2, Pittsburgh 1 : Cincinnati 3, Houston 2 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Atlanta 8, San Francisco 5 Only games.scheduled , Today's Games Pittsburgh at Ney York , Phiiadeiphla at Chicago Houston at Cincinnati, N Los Angeles at St, Louis, N San Francisco at Atlanta, N Pittsburgh at Chicago Houston at Cincinnati New York at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at St. Louis, N San FranciKO at Atlanta, N' American League W. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit ... 23 12 .657 - , Cleveland 20 14 .588 2% Baltimore 19.16 .543 4 Boston ... 18 17 .514 5 Minnesota 18 17 .514 . 5 California 17 19 .472 6% Chicago .. 15 18 .455 7 Oakland .. 15 20 .429 8 New York 15 21 ."417 8V4 .Wash'n..... 15 :21 .417 8V4 •Monday's Results Baltimore 2, Chicago 1 New York 6, Washington 1 Detroit 4, Minnesota 3, 10 innings California 5, Boston 4, 11 innings . Only games scheduled *, Today's Games. New York at Washington, N Chicago at Baltimore, N '•• Boston at California, N Detroit at Minnesota, N Cleveland at Oakland, 2, twi- night •.;''! ."; V Wednesday'sOwn** Cleveland at Oakland, N Boston at California, N ; Detroit at Minnesota, N ; Chicago it Washington, N' Baltimore at New York, N signed a two-year contract with the same Continental League team . . -J..D. Smith will '. -'Pappy Waldorf scout talent for the 49ers. Baltimore and Washington will play a rookie game at the Colts' camp in Westminster, Md. the morning of July 14 but that won't be the first football game. The All American-game at Atlanta, a clash between two college all-star teams, is set for June 28... Raymond Berry will coach the receivers for the Dallas Cowboys now that he has retired as an active player. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Coach Hector "Toe" Blake of the Montreal Canadiens and one of his players were ordered Monday to stand trial on charges they assaulted a fan with a hockey, stick at a National Hockey League game last fall. Blake, 55, and Claude Provost, M, were ordered by Municipal Court Judge Vaino Spencer to appear in Superior Court June 3. Blake and Provost are accused of hitting Bernard Weisman, 39, of Northridge, Calif., last Nov. 19 during a game between the Canadiens and the Los Angeles Kings won by the Kings 4-2: At a preliminary hearing, Weisman testified he had been arguing with Blake from his rinkside seat when Blake mo- tioned him to come near tie 1 players' bench. Weisman said he went to the bench and "the last thing I remember is being hit on .top of the head with a hockey stick." He said he received a gash requiring more than 20 stitches. ' By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer A couple of senior citizens from Kansas City, who qualified for the U.S. Open Golf championship long before Jack Nicklaus was born, are set to challenge the big Golden Bear in this year's National Open. Chances are big Jack isn't too worried about the threat of Duke Gibson and Leonard Dodson — and they might not make it all the way to Rochester, N.Y. tions were held today at Los Angeles, Palmetto, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., New Jersey and in Westchester County, N.Y. Survivors of the regionals move on to sectional tournaments for the final cut. The sectionals are scheduled June 3 at Denver Colo. Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Seattle, Wash., and June 4 at .Bakersfield, Calif., SHORTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings acquired center Skip Krake from the Boston Bruins Monday for a player to be selected later in a National Hockey League trade. — but they're in there trying. * * * Gibson, 59, led the qualifiers on the par 70 Indian Hills course ] posted at Kansas City Monday with two rounds of 72. Dddson, 56, also made it with a 148. Gibson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP)Art Pollard of Medford, Ore., Monday's best time, 168.099, as twenty-eight cars made practice runs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in first qualified for the Open 341 preparation for the next week- years ago, Dodson 35 years ago. end ' s flnal '""me trials for the But they .still must survive Wa * 30th race sectional qualifications June 3-4 before making it to Rochester's Oak Hills Country Club, Where Nicklaus, 28, defends his Open title June .13-16. '•• About 2,500 golfers began competing for spots in the 150 man final field in regional qualifications Monday at 51 locations from Bolton, Mass., to Honolulu. The final regional qualifica- When we save money it's for you— and we're saving it by offering you DRUG PRICES Prom now on \ve will strive for low overhead & high volume to pass these savings on to you. Let Us Price Your Next Prescription Then There's No Need to Compare! YOU SAVE 10-40% MALL DRUGS DAY SHOPPING CENTER Locate^! B«twMr> Ward* and Saftway Lou Saban San Francisco, Washington, In dianapolis Ind., Detroit, St Louis, Montclair, N.J.. and Pitts burgh. All qualifications are over 36 holes. Nicklaus and several of the other top pros are exempt from all qualifying. These include the Open and PGA champions of the last five years, British Open champion Roberto de Vicenzo, the 15 leading money winners of 1967 and the 15 low scorers in last year's Open. In addition, a large group was exempt from local qualifying, but must compete in the sectional tests. These include all former Open, Amateur, British Open and PGA champions, the 30 low scorers in last year's PGA tournament, the latest Walker and Ryder Cup teams, Dodgers Hand Blues Beating By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When. the Texas League's Eastern and Western Division leaders get together, something explosive was bound to happen. It did. Albuquerque whipped Memphis 10-7 Monday night io split Iheir four-game series. It was 82 runs scored—42 by Memphis of the East. Albuquerque now has a Vk- game bulge over second place San Antonio in the West and Memphis paces Arkansas by a pair of games. In other action Monday night, Amarillo ripped Dallas-Fort Worth 16-3 and Shreveport downed San Antonio 5-3. Arkansas and El Paso were idle. Mel Corbo slammed a two-run :riple to gain the Dodgers their victory. His shot broke a 5-5 tie. Amarillo gratefully accepted six .Dallas-Fort Worth errors and turned them into eight unearned runs. Jim McDonald, the second sacker of the losing Spurs, committed four errors. Amarillo loosed an 11-hit attack and starter Bob Teynolds coasted to the win. Shreveport also won via the error route. A pair of boots by San Antonio in the ninth inning gave the Braves' the game. Tonight Dallas-Fort Worth Is at San Antonio, Arkansas at Albuquerque, Memphis at El Paso and Shreveport at Amarillo. HELP ME WIN A TRIP TO PORTUGAL! BILL CAPOOTH BILL SAYS: "I'LL OFFER rou A DEAL ON A NEW! 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