The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 3, 1968
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HylhwBU (Ark.)' Courier New* - Moniliy, June », 1M8 - Page Wlrt ' Caspns Fan Breeze; • ' •' • : •;- ' • Twinbill Tonight , By F*r«nk Ellii Courier News Sports Editor Warm weather and partly cloudy skies greeted the Dud Cason American Legion base- bailers Saturday night at .Light Brigade Field. :'•'•• ;: The occasion was the opening of 'the regular American Legion season. " .T.Y :Trent Mallett was even warmer. the Searcy pitcher struck out 16 men as his teammates came from-behind for a 5-3 'victory ever Coach Dwight Williams' 1968 edition of Casons. * * * For a while it looked like MaUett-.might not get to see much action. Blytheville scored a run in the first and two in the second giving the hosts a 3-1 margin. A double by Kenny Beard,-followed by an error and a single by Greg .Buys had produced the first inning marker. Two walks, a single by Dee Human and another error gave the Casons two more in the second. Things looked bright. Then Mallett-began working his "whifferbo magic". * * Thirteen of the final 21 outs were by the strike-out route. . Only four Casons reached base In the final seven innings. - Stan Wililams doubled 1 in the 'tilth, Joe Allbritton singled in the sixth, Williams reached base in an eighth-inning miscue and Danny Beck walked to open the Casons' last tune at bat. ' In all, Blytheville was limited to five hits while Searcy struck for-eight. : '- *.' '. * * Tommy Kelly-opened on the mound for the home forces. He allowed two runs and five hits in the five innings he worked/. .Pat' Long took over in the sixth, hoping to preserve a 3-2 margin. •:', «..-'• :.--.• .\ Such was not to be. After Mallett grounded out to open the eighth, Searcy took the lead. ' : •"'-:•! • '; ''•[ "•••' ' Catcher Len Britton walked just before shortstop Steve Jackson doubled him to third. •First baseman Bob Butler drove them both across with a single to left and Searcy led, 4-3. . /Tommy -Goslin reached . first on an error to open the ninth. .A : walk to centerfielder Mose Turner,and. a -single by Mallett; his secopd hitj produced an insurance run. ager 5. D, Bray announced that the twinbill will be played this evening, weather permitting. Game time for the two clashes will be 5 p.m., one half hour earlier than the usual starting time for twi-niters. Franks Gets Frank By JACK STEVENSON Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manager Herman Franks of the San Francisco Giants charges more and more National League Catcher Beck Worked Mallett pitchers are substituting grease for a walk to give Cason sup- " " ' --'-<-- "-- •—porters' some hopti as; the final frame began. Three strike outs in a row quickly dissipated such a hope. Mallett looked like tie .wasi trying to imitate St."Lou'is'Cardinal relief pitcher Joe Hoerner, who in Saturday's game with -"the Mets struck out the last six inert he faced. Nine .of the last: 13 Casons went down on strikes.* ' * *, Yesterday's donbleheader with Paragould was canceled due to wet grounds. ' Williams and business man- DonHolmesLeads In Victories * ' By Frank Ellis '- ' 'Courier News Sports Editor } It's a long way from Blythe<ville to-the race.track at Hazel jpark, a suburb of, Detroit. J. When you go by way of Hot iSprings, it's even farther, i Nevertheless, a Blytheville couple had made such a trip 'and'has made it quite successfully. ... ' " * *;- -* * 1 Don-Holmes, a native of •Washington, lias been making a [shambles o f individual racing 'honors at the Michigan oval. I Married to the former Geneva Orr of Blytheville, daughter of : Mr. and Mrs. Priest Orr, Holmes leads all jockeys in number lof.wins. Recently, for the third time iin seven racing/days, he rode Vtriple and stretched his.lead |'to -runnerup Dave 'eight winners. Whited by At last report, he had ridden (17 whining mounts. 1 •"• * * * • i. ;H'olm e s has be en guiding [thoroughbreds for almost 20' [years. • . I ,He: began to ride at'the age ;of 18. -•:. : i .iTfaveling about the country, Ihe has ridden in a large num- ber "oFststes. It was at Oaklawn Park in for spit in doctoring the baseballs they throw. Franks calls them balls", and declared "vaseline all. three Hot Springs that he met Miss Orr. They were married shortly thereafter. Miss Orr attended school a t Dell until she ^was nine years old before moving'to Iowa and then Hot Springs. * * * Indicative of Holmes' capabilities is an incident at the Hazel Park track•While, going to-the post with a'three ? year old filly," Brenda Lee, a -speck : of dust blew into his eye. The. veteran jockey, ha 1 f blinded temporarily, had to be led back to the paddock by an outrider and a neW rider found for .the favorite. • . Don's substitute, and his -lead-, ing challenger f:or -individual honors, Don Whited, took t h & reins and coasted to victory.' ,.; By the third race of the dayv however, Holmes, was well enough to return to the track. This tune he was luckier. Although, he finished a iastj-. closing second, the stewards placed his horse-second. Don got credit for his twelfth winner of the meet. ' •':••• Los Angeles Dodger pitchers his club faced during the weekend threw them. He didn't limit his accusation to any particular team. "I never saw so, many guys with' vaseline in their hair—just plastered down," said Franks after his. club Had. beaten .the Dodgers 5-1 Sunday. "Under the new rules, as long as .a. pitcher, doesn't go to his mouth, he can go anyplace he wants. I've seen' caps sopped with vaseline. Pitchers .keep, it anyplace, on their wrists, on their foreheads,- behind their ears. Anybody can throw it and it only takes a dab. The San Francisco manager was particularly pointed in saying Drysdale had substituted grease for. spit, declaring, "He had one of the finer spitters anc now he has .this. He's mbr'e effective because he throws harder." Gaylord Perry of the' Giants also had been accused of throwing the spitter but by the time Franks had"' finished his discourse, the Dodgers had left the clubhouse without the opportunity of replying. Franks' -point- was that the league should investigate mediately. and.-bring..a .halt to illegal doctoring. jRacing Ghampibh i .. . . . ' ' ' . .: '. . i Rain Soaked Leader ! MONT TREMBLANT, Qu«. .j.(AP).-.— .Mark,.Donahu? of Stony 'Brook, .'N:Y:',. extended .his:lead «inf : thejU.S. Road; Racing .Charn- •.pip'nsfijp;. 'series-. 'Sunday / ay 'icliurning out a. rain-spaked yic- .(tbry : at Le'Circuit -Mont Trem- -»blant-St. Jovite. . : . ' 'i 'Donahue, 1 driving'a McXSIaren :J Chevrolet, posted a; 39-second ivictpry over Canadian -;• John fGaimon, also in a McLaren,'in' stlje fifth leg c-f the U.S. Cham- jpionsliips. ;< ; ', ."The'ilapsed time for the 60 'laps of the 2.8.-mae laurentian I circuit .was a slow two hours, |iive minutes and',17.8 ttconds ^Tyith the winner driving at " 'average 80.44 miles per Hour. '•i Donahue had the fasteat lap 1 «f tthe"day;'l:S8.l.:-'.' - ',. 5* j ..'Doriahue , captured , the. lead •from the start, followed by Can- f non, Lothsr with Motschenbach- jert McLaren Ford in third ;. place. The leader'* potitloni did »not change throughout the race, :{• Other US. drivers in the top ^Chevrolet, fourth; Chuck Parlo- Sna, Loie Cbwol**, aUrth; tarn •>.,.£..•-. -,•,--; i y : ^..,—••'(••. •'••' ••'" ' 3 osie, Caldwell Chevrolet, eighth, and.Dick Galloway,. oa Chevrolet 10th. ..',„... MINORS— Record Breaker Gets His Second Wind Don Drysdale First of a Series College Squeeze Grows Tighter By TOMMY THOMAS NBA Sports Writer CINCINNATI-(NBA)-It appears that Don Drysdale,the Los Angeles Dodgers' grand old man at 31, has been dunking his aging right arm in the Fountain of Youth. He recently broke a Major League record by pitching five straight shutouts. In 1956, at -19, Drysdale -was the grand young man pf the Brooklyn Dodgers. During these 12 years, Drysdale has often be'en.iri.a whirlpool of controversy. His.reputation as a fine pitcher has been aided (or impaired, . according to one's taste)'by his feared reputation as a brush-back artist. And, more recently, his publicized holdout with 'Sandy Koufax stirred the baseball waters. Still. a .menacing figure at 6-6 and 220, some batters consider him a head-hunter. Wii L lie'Mays, one of the many who has been decked by Big Don, 'say's,-'"You-can't guess (about the pitch) with Drysdale if you want to stay healthy. He pitches you in and he pitches you out, .and you got to be ready, man." .In 1961, Drysdale broke a 52-year-old record by hitting 20-National League batters wilh pitches. "I've never deliberately hit a batter in my life," he said then'and reiterates today. "I pitch'em .tight.-Why should I alter my style when it's'my bread and butter? While I don't try to hit anyone, I like to keep the batter off balance and let him know I'm out there. What do you want me to do, throw it down the pipe?' , '.The current Dodgers, who gave Don the sum of 15 runs in his 16 defeats last season, are not'only no match for the rest of the NL clubs but also look out of place when compared to the line-up of sluggers that were Drysdale's teammates in Brooklyn. "Occasionally, I think back to the guys we had at Ebbets Field — Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Furillo, Pee Wee and my old roommate, Gil Hodges." What he won't' say is' that he wishes they were available for action at Dodger Stadium. ."Every pitch is important at each stage of a game," he says, "but they're not quite so crucial if you can afford to give up a home run occasionally and still be in front." That's something Don Drys-. • dale can no longer afford." Even in Los Angeles' pennant years, the "club seldom scored" over a couple runs a game- for its superb pitchers. * * * '• Drysdale refuses to rap his hitters, however. He talks; about how they're coming- along and says the season is a" long one and he's not afraid of any one team jumping into a big lead this year because- of league balance. ' The last of the boys from' Brooklyn has probably played^ on his last pennant winner;' unless a miracle happens.- That's what Los Angeles, and Don Drysdale, the winningesi pitcher in Dodger history, art- hoping for. Golden Lions Roar By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday's Results Pacific Coast League Vancouver at Oklahoma City Indianapolis- at -Portland, -rain Hawaifcat' Tacoma, rin - Spokane - 2-0, .Tulsa '0-1 • Denver 5,'Seattle 3 Phoenix 4;"San Diego,.2 . , International League Buffalo'10, Syracuse 4 . Rochester at Toledo, rain Jacksonville 5; Columbus 4, innings •'-.....-:-'..-.' Richmond 4,'Louisville 0 . Sunday's Results Pacific Coast League .. Seattle'14-1, Denver 6-5 .Okja.'City 4-5, Vancouver 1-1 Indianapolis at Portland, 2, rain ;,-.-'-,. . . . San -Diego 8, Phoenix 2 Tacbtna 2-1, Hwaii 1-3 Tulsa ,3, Spokane i '. . International League Buffalo' 8-2,.. Syracuse 4-3 Louisville 7, Richmond 0 • , • Columbus :3,. Jacksonville .1 i, -.- Toledo 6-4, Rochester'S-l, ' : By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) - "It's like laving 280 kids in college at the some time,"' one athletic direc- ,or of a large Midwest university groaned,'"It's a financial 1 jack-breaker." College athletic^ are in a money bind. They have become high-pressured, multimillion- dollar business on • most campuses. Costs have multiplied in he last decade. Football, once ;he breadwinner, no longer pays the freight. Business managers—with a few exceptions, such 4 s at A lama 'and: Notre '-'. Dame—are Tightening their'belts,] and put ling in new orders fonred ink. Notre'Dame's ath'let'ic budget has risen from $900,000 in 196364 to $2,000,000 in 1968-69 but it manages 'to operate in the Mack. Michigan State has seen ts sports outlay • miishroom from $147,000 in -1947 to $1,634,000 in 1967, an increase of 1,100 per cent. In the Big Ten, long the sym- 30! of big time college, football, six of the ; ten.-members- are -reported operating "at a loss. In ihe Big Eight Kansas', budget has risen'fronv $850,000 to $1.4 million in four, years. The sprawling /universities .of the: Pacific .Coast: are .similarly affected; .In :the.:hotbeds..of the South '.-.and;:^Southwest,. where bowl' tearns- are spawned, many of thei.colleges ar.e;.dependent.on booster clubs- • to - 'keep -their heads' above-water...'.. At major universities, athletic budgets run-ironi $1,500,000 to as$3,200,00fl, the figur for i Ohio State's, 18-spprt pro gram. : : ;••• •'• • Most of the sky-rocketing cos is .purely economic, • like th housewife's r 'grocery list. Thi flashy-gear-to outfit one playe runs ..around $150, quadrupl what it was a few years ago. Je travel; costs more.: Hotel am .food prices have escalated. : The heavy-'.burden;'-.'however lies itt' the housing; feeding an educating of 'athletes on th cuff, so to speak: They are 'thi players on,grants-in-aid. They are given: a free college educa tioh . for 'their -exploits on th eld. In some cases, they are nlimited and run from $1,500 to ,000 .per year for each athlete.. Despite skyrocketing costs, lany institutions, in order -to eep pace with the escalation of g time college sport, have iund it necessary,to invest in iant, modern athletic complex- s costing millions. Purdue has just unveiled a ew $17 million field house. Michigan's similar plant cost 14 million. Indiana has a new tadiiim and has authorized a ew field house. Notre Dame is completing an 8.6 million convocation and thletic building. Tennessee has ne of the most modern sports lants in the country. Alabama as just opened a Sports Coliseum 'that makes the Taj Mahal ook like Tobacco Road. 'These are not luxuries but ecessities," argues a spokesman for the NCAA headquarters n Kansas City. "They are built o fill the needs of an exploding ampus population." Purdue's enrollment jumped rom 12,700 in 1957 to 24,140 in 967. The Big Ten, long symbol- c of big time football, has seen :s total enrollment jump 50 per ent in six years, With a present iverrge of more than 29,000. Michigan State has 38,100 stu- lehts, Ohio State 31,800; On the 'acific Coast, Washington, JCLA and California are push- BLifTHEViLLi LEGION ARENA m m E s L Tuesday, June 4 ADULTS $1 —CHILDREN 50e NEW STARTING TIME — ; 8:15 MAIN EVENT Return Team Match All Four Men I n . Ring At The Same Time t 90 Minute Time Limit - Best 2 Out of 3 Falls. Winner Take All • RoUgh & tumble Tex. rules Ktn Lucas & Dannis Hall •^'•••'•^'"'•''"^^•&; :: ^ : .:..' : ^ Tojo Yamamoto & Sito Sugi ,. One Hour Time Limit Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Corsica Joe Tim Tyler Ara Parseghian Notre Dame ing 30,000. 'These student increases aan an expansion in facili- the NCAA spokesman said. "More club sports, more teachers and coaches." That's just part of the problem. Students are given a priority on football tickets at a nominal fee of $1 each or nothing at all if included in student fees. They "are-crowding Out thousands of potential $5 and $6 customers in 60,000-seat stadiums. (Next: What's the cure?) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.' (AP) -Arkansas AM&N got record setting performances from Hal Trancis and Earl Goldman to ,ake second place behind Prairie View A&M of Texas in the 1968 NAIA track and field championships here Saturday. Francis covered the 400 meters with a time of 45.6 anc Goldman churned a 1:48.1 in the 800 meters. Prairie View captured 'tlie vl mile relay wit) a 3:06.5 clocking while AM&I\ was second with'3:07.5. Henry Smothers of was second in the 400 metei with a 45.8. AM&N was second in the 44C relay with a 40.3 clocking anc Southern State of Magnolia fin ished fifth in 41 flat. Tom Teeter of Arkansas Tech was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6-feet-6 and David Johnston of State College ol \rkansas placed fifth in the riple jump wilh a leap of 47- eet-4%. Prairie View had 47 points, ollowed by AM&N with 45 1-6, Eastern Michigan at 42 and louthern University of Baton Rouge at 36 1-6. Southern University had won three straight itles. 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