The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 28, 1968
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Blylhevffle (Ark.) fourler Hews - Tuesday, May », MM — ntrants Field INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Driver Jim Hurtubise, beset'by riiechanical problems all month, qualified his turbocliarged Offenhauser .roadster Monday for the Indianapolis 500-mile race. - ; "All I Wanted to do was get in the race," Hurtubise said after qualifying at 162.191 miles an hour. "We've had trouble all month i getting four laps in succession without anything going wrong, and I knew this was it." . . , ( The/North Tonawanda, N.Y., driver's run was typical of a frantic extra day of time trials forced by weekend rains. Two drivers w.ere injured, one Indianapolis oval Jim finally qualified for Thursday's 500-mile classic - after Eddie Mat/iews Surpasses Ott Stan Is The Man vBy DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Big Stan Williams has convinced American League hitters he's no easy mark, but opposing pitchers are .just,.beginning to get the message. • • • • Williams trimmed a couple-of points off his major league.lead- ing earned run average Monday night and crossed up Minnesota's • braintrust with a two-run- seventh inning single that gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-1 victory over the Twins. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound right- hinder, in his second season with the Indians after stopovers with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, left the game in the bottom of the seventh with an 0.76 ERA and a .384.batting average. While 23-year-old Mike-Paul,making his first big league ,ap-. pearance, was protecting Williams' third victory with 2 2-3 innings of one-hit relief, Detroit's Ed Mathews slugged'His way into sixth place on the all- time home run list. The 36-year-old veteran hit his SJlth and 512th homers, moving past Mel Ott, as the Tigers dropped a 7-6 12-inning verdict to^the California Angels. Boston edged Oakland 3-2 in the only other AL action. • .The Houston Astros buried the Dodgers 10-1 under a 16 : bit as : sault in the only game on the National League schedule. IWiUiams was locked in a 1-1 duel with Twins' ace Dean Chance when Tony Horton led off .the seventh with a double and moved to third on Max Alvis' sacrifice .bunt. .Chance struck out Vic Davalillo, then walked Larry Brown intentionally to get at Williams. Brown stole second and Williams looped a single down the right field foul line, scoring Horton and Brown .for his third and fourth RBI of the year. .The Twins, who had pushed over' an unearned run in the third inning, threatened with, one out in the bottom of the seventh when Cesar Tovar singled and took third on a double by pinch hitter Bob Allison. But Paul, summoned from the minors Monday morning, came out of the bullpen to strike out pinch hitter Frank Kostro, retire Rod Carew on a grounder for-the-third out and stymie the Twins the rest of the way. Mathews clouted a two-run homer off Sammy Ellis in the fourth inning and chased the California starter with a leadoff -blast • in the seventh before Norm - Cash's two-run pinch homer off Minnie Rojas shot the Tigers into a 6-5 lead. . But Bubbs Morton's third single drove in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh and the Angels, who collected 18 hits in all, won it in the 12th on Rick Reichardt's single, a balk by reliever Daryl Patterson and Tom Satriano's double. ' 'The loss, fourth for the first •place. Tigers in their last five decisions, left them one half game ahead of idle Baltimore ' r? ( Stan Williamg •II < h ,* iiEAGUE STAN DIN 65 By THE ASSOCUTED PRESS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. San Fran. ..'24 « - 55B ~ St. Louis ... 22 19 ,.537 1 Atlanta .... 23 20 .535 1 . Phila'phia '-..• 20 18 .526 VA- Chicago .... 22 21 .512 2 Los Angeles 22. 23 .489 3... Cincinnati .. 19 21 .475 3% Pittsburgh . 18 20 .474 3V, Houston .... 19 23 .452 4% New York .. 18 23 .439 5 : Monday's Result 'Houston 10, Los Angeles 1 •Only game scheduled ...'•• Today's Games : Vw.ew York at Pittsburgh, N, ; Los Angeles at Cincinnati, N '-Houston at Atlanta, N . : •>• San Francisco at St. Louis, N 'Chicago at Philadelphia, N ; Wednesday's Games : \ San Francisco at St. Louis, N ; Houston at Atlanta, N. 4 Los Angeles at Cincinnati, N \ Chicago at Philadelphia, 2, fevi-night ; Only games scheduled American League ;;•. w. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit ..". • 24 16 .600 Baltimore ,24 17 .585 % Cleveland .'24 18 ' .571 Minnesota 22 19 .537 Boston ... 21 20 ,.512 California 21 22 .488 New York 20 22 .476 Oakland .. 18. 23 .439 Chicago .. ,16-23 .410 Wash'n. ..; 16 26 .381 Monday's Results Boston 3, Oakland 2 Cleveland 3, Minnesota 1. California 7, Detroit 6, 12 innings Only games scheduled Today^s Games Washington at:New York, N Boston at Oakland, N Detroit at California, N Cleveland at Minnesota, N Baltimore'vs. Chicago at Mil waukee, N Wednesday's Games Boston at Oakland, N Detroit at' California, N ; Cleveland at Minnesota, N Baltimore at Chicago, N Only games scheduled 1 ' r i and one game up en the third place Indians. * * * Carl Yastrzemski and Ken Harrelson poled bases-empty homers for the Red Sox before Eiston Howard's sacrifice fly in the seventh drove in the winning run. * * * Howard delivered against John "Blue Moon" Odom after Joe Foy walked and was moved around to third on a passed bail and sacrifice. Bert Campaneris' run-produc- ^ Ing single off winner Gary Bell had pulled the A's even at 2-2 in the fifth. The Astros raked southpaw Claude Osteen and three relievers in drubbing the Dodgers behind Don Wilson's eight-hitter ' and moving onto ninth place in the NL, one half game ahead of the idle New York Mets. \ Jim .Wynn, Rusty Staub and | ,' Ron Davis stroked three hits i**v> apiece, with Wynn and Staub each driving in three runs. | seriously, during 18 qualification attempts to fill the 33-ca>' starting field for Thursday's race. Rookie Boh Hurt, 28, Potomac, Md., suffered two fractured vertabn in his lower neck and was paralyzed from the waist down after slamming into the wall on the first turn in practice. He was listed in satisfactory condition after surgery, but doctors said it might be weeks before they would know whether there was any permanent damage. Another rookie, Rick Muther, 32, of LaGuna Beach, Calif., es- Colts, Mustangs, BAFB In Tri-County By ! Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor , Young' men are still needed for the teams representing Blytheville in the" Tri-County Baseball League. Manager Bill Beard of the Mustangs announced yesterday that three squads' will .play in the senior division of the organization which kicks off its season on Saturday. ' Besides his Mustangs, the Colts, coached by Jim Bearden and Bill Sanders, and a squad from Blytheville Air Force Base will take part in league action. Other senior, teams are Trumann, Leachville, Manila, Bay and Lake City. * * * Beard stressed the fact that young men interested in playing this season must be registered by Saturday. Anyone wishng to take part should contact Beard at PO 3-8345 or call Bearden at PO 37297 at once. Beard also requested that players from past teams who still hold uniforms return them at once to Bearden. They are urgently needed. * * * Eight teams will also make up a junior division in the league. They are: Trumann Yankees, Trumann Cardinals, Leachville, BAFB, Blytheville-Harrison, Manila, Bay and Lake City. Beard pointed out that any young man who either lives in the Blytheville school district or attends a Blythevillo school is eligible to play. He said that home games would be played on Monday and Wednesday nights. Bats, balls and other equipment will be provided, all a boy needs is his glove. Beard is also looking for someone to either help him and/ or take over the direction of the Mustangs squad. Any interested man should contact him at the above number at once. Papa Bear' Set For Hibernation By JERRY LISKA • .j Associated Press Sports Writer | CHICAGO :(AP) - A damaging slide into third base as .a Mew York Yankee baseball |. hopeful 50 years ago finally seriti George S. Halas limping into retirement as legendary pro-football coach of the Chicago Bears. •A new Bear coaching era is expected to start today as Halas, 73, names his replacement, probably 38-year-old Jim Dooley r Papa Bear's top assistant. Halas stunned sports writers his downtown office with the announcement that; "I am stepping aside now because I no longer can keep up with the physical demands of coaching the team on Sunday afternoons." ' . • . ;' • Rather than his, age, ,Halas .blamed an arthritic hip,••'stemming' from an injury when he made a bouncing slide as a rookie Yankee outfielder in 1919, for his decision to quit after 39 Bear coaching season's,, /That spring training injury, Halas recalled, "Slid me out of baseball and into pro football, the luckiest break of my life." . "My hip conditioi has pro- gressed to the point where .1 simply cannot :move 'about quickly on the sidelines,'' 1 said the lone.surviyor'of .the National .Football League's founding fa- ihers. Halas,- who organized the Bears,as the Decatur, 111., .Stal- eys in 1920, retired previously several times — the latest occasion a dozen years ago when he turned over the Bear reins to a trusted aide, Paddy Driscoll, for the 1956 and 1957 seasons. . But Halas bounced back as field boss in 1358 declaring: "Sitting back in the stands, I felt pro'football coaching methods were changing and I developed some new ideas which I want to try out." , This time, Halas vows he will stay in the stands. Halas used a cane in recent years, favoring his ailing hip, and it became increasingly diffi cult for him to maneuver on the field. : Dooley became an heir apparent for Papa Bear's job after George : Allen left the Bears to the old coach's displeasure to become head coach of the Los Angeles Rams early in 1966. Arena Hosts Wrestlers Main attraction at tonight's wrestling action at Legion Ar& ha is a tag-team affair pitting Ken ' Lucas and Dennis Hall against a pair of Japanese jrapplers, Tojo Yamamoto and Sito Sugi. Their bout will be a one hour, best two of three falls affair, as will be the preliminary between Lavone Stone and Saul Wingroff. Wingroff is now serving, too, as manager for Yamamoto and Sugi. caped with a mild concussion after his car hit the wall on the same turn during a qualification run. Ronnie Bucknum, a rookie from La Canada, Calif., had his disqualified car reinstated for the race. The Eagle-Ford had been ruled 20 pounds underweight after going 164.211 in a qualification run Saturday. But a check showed track scales were faulty. Larry Dickson of Marietta, Ohio, was the last to make the field. He drove the 10-mile trial at an average of 161.124 m.n.n. with the same Hawk Ford Mario Andretti of Nazareth , Pa., won the pole position last year at 168)779. Also making the field on the final day were Mike Mosley, La Puente, Calif.; Carl .Williams, Grandview, Mo.; George Snider, Fresno, Calif.; Sammy Sessions, Nashville, Mich., and Arnie Knepper, Belleville, 111. NEW Invention "JIMBO" : Your money bad he doesn't outcaL . any lure on earth.. _^ Jimbo swirm-No Fuel-l Actually SWIMS U.S. Pit, 2H1M9 only$1.25. Spring!. Durable' hard plastic. Send only 51.25 lor ejch. 2 to. 52 00.6 lor JS.OO. We pay postage.. Sold by mail only, send cash, check or money order; i'. M - B . 0 -?fij..B»i;3'l LasVagw', tto.89101 Seems Ezra Brooks is so sippin'good, you buy it faster than we can deliver it Patience!' More is on the way! OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Forward Pass is the first horse to be invited to the inaugural running, of the $74,000 Monmouth Invitational Handicap, Monmouth Park announced Monday night. Forward Pass, owned by Cal umet Farm, will be racing's first Triple Crown winner since Citation'in 1948 if he wins the Balmont Stakes Saturday. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Dick Cherry, 31, a defenseman formerly in the Boston Bruins' organization, has signed , a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers of the Nfr tional Hockey League. TO \\ 500 ROYALLOZIER Mr. Oder will depart Memphis Wednesday by jet .for Indianapolis Indiana where he will attend the Indianapolis "500" Thursday. While there he will attend various activities and will be a guest of famed stock car driver, Roger Ward. The trip was awarded to Littrell-Ozier Ford Sales for outstanding 1 Ford Sales for the month of April by the Ford-Motor Division. "I would like to thank all the many fine customers of our company and the salesmen for making this trip possible," said Mr. Ozier. 1 would like to invite everyone to come in and see this year's pace car lor tn« Indy "500", the all new 1968 Torino. LITTREI1-OZIER FORD SALE "YOUR SAFE PLACE TO BUY" Broadway & Chickawwba Phoiw PO 3-4453 (U tt- 18 ir

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