Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa on August 9, 1960 · 9
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Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa · 9

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Tuesday, August 9, 1960
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Secret To Pirate Success Concerted Team Effort PITTSBURGH (AP) - What is the big reason the Pittsburgh Pirates hold a o-game first-place lead and seem almost a sure shot for their first National League pennant since 1927? Manager Danny Murtaugh. relaxing on an off day, chewed hard on a mouthful of tobacco Monday and replied: "Veil, I guess you have to call it a concerted team effort." And Danny sued it up pretty well. The Priates, riding the crest of a five-game winning skein, have come up with just about a different star a game as they have compiled a 63-40 record. Dick Stuart, who had 27 homers last year, has only 13 thus far. But he"s come through with some key game-winning hits. So hss Rocky Nelson, who has alternated with Stuart at first. Or take second baseman Bill Mareroski. He's around the .250 mark but his fielding has continued to make the Pirate defense one of the best in the majors. And, in the last week, he's blasted hits which helped the Pirates win two of three from Los Angeles and sweep four from San Fran cisco. Pirate fans, and Murtaugh. can go on right down the line pointing out how every player in the lineup has been coming through with crucial hits or outstanding defensive plays. Center fielder Bill Virdon has been dazzling in the past few weeks. Then there's Gino Cimoli, who has alternated with Virdon and helped out because Bob Clement e was temporarily sidelined. Shortstop Dick Groat, the team captain, already is being mentioned for player of the year honors. He took a leading part in the Pirates' 4-1 and 7-5 victories over the Giants Sunday. "There's no question we are haing a roncentrated team effort." Murtaugh said. "Take Sun- Cm jpw ' iii '"i .u ii hill u.i. j. LiaMmi. in ii . iii -iii j I, .i... .uii.i , yjwm .jbmmi ..jwni wmmg"-mmn 1 jwhw. day: I rested Virdon because he had a pulled leg muscle and I put ia Joe Christopher, a rookie. Christopher hit the three-run how er in the second game which enabled us to forge a tie and then w won. "As for predicting a pennant, I'm no predictor but you can say we're going to give it a reat run." Vernon Law (15-5) and Bob DAVENPORT-BETTENDORF, IOWA TUESDAY, AUGUST I. 1960 PAGE I Friend (12 8) are the pitching aces, but Vinegar Bend Mucll (7-2) will carry a streak of 2S consecutive scoreless innings into tonight's game against Chicago. And of course, there is Roy Face, the ace relief pitcher. For the statistically minded: The Pirates have won nine of their 12 extra inning games. They have won 23 games by coming from behind in the sixth inning or later. They have not lost more than four in a row. They have had winning streaks' of 9. I and 5 games three times for the latter. Oata to fete Cta E. Moline Wins In Softball American Plumbing of East Moline, behind superb hitting and pitching of Dick Pobanz, rolled past Illinois Bell Telephone of Sterling 5-1 Monday night in a first round game of the Illinois State International Softball Congress tournament at Rock Island. An estimated 1,000 fans turned out at Douglas Park for the second three-game night in the weeklong tournament. Macomb also advanced with East Moline, edging Bishop Hill 1-0. Then Bishop Hill eliminated Sterling 4-1 behind the four-hit pitching of Dale Matlick in the final game of the night Pobanz " Whiffs 16 Pobanz struckcut 16 and pitch-ped no hit ball after giving up a pair of safeties in the first inning. He walked only three. Sterling went out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Chuck Rosenberry singled and scored on Doug Unger's double, but Pobanz leadoff homer in the second inning wiped out that early margin. In the third, after one out, Gene Leibcwitz singled, stole second and scored ahead of John Kipp who smashed a 300-foot homer over the centerfield fence. Homers Again East Moline added another run in the fourth when Bill Gingerich walked, advanced on an error and a passed ball and scored on Ed Lasek's sacrifice fly. The Plumb ers finished their scoring on Per banz' second homer of the game In the sixth inning. Sterling had only one runner past first base after the first inning. Wilson walked in the second and stole second where he died. American Plumbing plays Wednesday against Monmouth at 7:15 while Macomb goes against South Holland, the Chicago entry, at 8:30 the same night. Defending Champs Gain The tournament opened before a crowd of 1,200 Sunday night when Dickie Joe's of Rock Island, the defending state champion, routed Kewanee 11-0 on Jerry Ralfs' no-hitter. Little York eliminated Kewanee 5-1 in the tourney opener, then lost 11-1 to Mount Morris in other Sunday games. Tonight, Dickie Joe's of Rock Island meets Princeton at 7:15, DeKalb goes against Mount Morris at 8:30 and the two losers play at 9:45. j - - , ' V f (' v ,- , y ! y'- 7 I'.t h n'U. i , s.: : i.ltj'vs.M..;,. 3 .5 i.i j I .A. u if I - i " H u-..r:-J; - 'it l w ? i ' , i - A s s. - , f t 1 . " ' t , , -V , ; t', z . . I J. ' , b 1 y tK, 4n- , ' t . Jr ' v j Cleveland Bound Luke Appling, former Detroit Tiger coach, packs his bag in Detroit before going to Cleveland where he will become a coach for the Indians. Cleve land coach Jo-Jo White is switching to the Tigers. The Tigers and Indians recently exchanged managers Jimmy Dykes and Joe Gordon. (AP Photofax) Four Bailey RBh Lead Nals 20-7 KANSAS CITY (AP)-Earl Bat-tey drove in four runs and Rudy Hernandez picked up his third victory without a loss Monday night as the Washington Senators stifled a ninth inning rally and defeated the Kansas City Athletics 10-7. Hernandez, taking over from starter Hal Woodeshick with one out in the fifth, held the A's to four hits and one run until the ninth, but then had to have help from Ray Moore. John Tsitouris. , young right -hander struck on the jaw by a line drive during batting practice early in the season, suffered the loss, his second without a victory. It was his first start. The big gun for the Athletics was Dick Williams, who drove in three runs. Williams had three singles and two doubles for a perfect night at the plate. Norm Sie-bern did almost as well with three singles and a triple in five at bats. Last Friday night Pat Jordan pitched a two-hit, 1-0 victory for the Quad-Cify Braves. Wanted to talk to this 19 year old Fairfield, Conn., young man since then. Pat is a rookie, 6 feet W inch, 193 pounder who had a 17-4 record at Fairfield Prep in three years, averaging two strikeouts an inning. Upon graduation he signed with the Milwaukee Braves. Last summer he pitched for two months at McCook, Nebraska, in the all-rookie league. This loop is no longer in existence. He had a 3-3 record. During the winter he went to Fairfield University to start his collegiate studies. He intends to get his degree. "It will probably take me eight years," he said, "since I'll be going to college only one semester a vear." Decatur 10-6 Over Braves By JOHN' O DONNELL Sports Editor Maybe 'it is all for the lest that the Quad-City Braves are playing at Dubuque tonight for if they were at the Davenport Muny Stadium, memories of Monday night's game might haunt them. Decatur beat them. 106, and the contest was anvthing but a lulu. The Braves blew two leads, committed four errors, outhil the Commies but still lost by four runs. It took four hours and 10 minutes to play. Anyway you might look at it, there was nothing classical about the performance. Chuck Hasenstab had to leave the game after the second inning because of a groin injury, ? 1 Sideline action occupied much attention, and Manager Al Fedcr-off of Decatur announced that he was playing the game under protest. Verbal Display It all started when Mike Clout-ier, Decatur right fielder, was at the plate in the fifth. He asked umpire Tata to dust off home plate. That started the debate. Manager Federoff joined in. Tata ta was adamant. The plate remained dirty. After Cloutier had struck out to end the first half of the fifth, Fe-deroff, coming in from the coach- BRAVES (Continued On Page 10) V : s ...... L BILLY PIERCE Silences Bomber BaU Pierce Four-Hitter Cuts Bomber Lead CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox smashed the American League-leading New York Yankees 9-1 Mondav night behind southpaw Billy Pierce and pulled to witiun a nau-game or nrsi piace. Lefthander Whitoy rorti was the initial victim of a 1 3 -hit attack in which Minnie Minoso lashed out three singles and drove in as many inns, it marked the fourth time the Sox have beaten Ford their Yankees at 8 8. Pierce was in command all the way. He doled out four hits, walked one, and struck out four W -'I ' J - ' - IS PAT JORDAN American league Won K'ew York ....... 59 Chirago 41 Baltimore 40 Cleveland 51 Washington 50 Detro;t ( Boston .44 Kansas Ctiy 3 Lost Pet. Behind 42 JS4 - .575 2 ,5M .510 .45 .455 .431 .354 7'? 10 13 15' j 20 Arlondoy's Resuffs Chicago New York 1 Vashington 10, Ksnsas City 7, n;ght Only games scheduled.. Today's Games Kew Ynrk (Turley 7-1 or D'tmar 10-7) at Chicago (Wynn 7-8), night Washington (Lee 5-3 and Kralick 4-1) at Kansas Ciry (Kucks 3-4 and Larsen C-4), twi-night. laltimore (Estrada 11-4) at Detroit (Lary 10-10 j. right, lostnn (Monbnuguette 124) at Cleveland (Perry 13-5), r ght. 5 5'i 7 11' i 1 J3'i 23'1 National League Wm lost Pet. Behind Pittsburoh .... 43 40 .412 Milwaukee 57 44 .54 St. Louis 58 4 .55! Los Angeles 55 44 .545 San Francisco ... 51 51 .500 Cincinnati 44 59 .438 Philadelphia ... 42 42 .404 Chicago 39 43 .382 Monday's Resuffs Milwaukee 7, Los Angeles 4 Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 3 Only games scheduled. Today's Games St. Louis (Simmons 3-2 and Sadeckl 4-5) at Philadelphia (Mahaffey 0-0 and Conley 7-7), fwi-night. Chicago (Drabowsky 2-0) at Pittsburgh (Miiell 1-5), night. San Francisco (S. Jones 13-11) at Cincin nati (Purkey 11-7), night Los Angeles (Podres 9-8) at Milwaukee (Buhl 10-5). fght. When Pat signed his baseball contract, he promised his dad he would complete his college education. ' He wants to be a teacher in either history or mathematics. "Pat, Ed like to talk about that 1-0 game of the other night, I told the Easterner. "It was quite an unusual game. Ed also like to apologize to you for saying in print it was the first 9-inning game you had finished this year." The young twirler laughed about that. "It was mv second, but that isn't much better than one, is it?" It is in the record book. Pat now has a record of 4-9, has 118 strikeouts in 112 innings and has finished two 7-inning stints, loo. . "To get back to last Friday's game," I continued. "You went through the first three innings without allowing a hit. Jerry Webster, the first Kokomo batter up in the fourth, beat out a hit to short. "What did you think just then when the infield grounder was called a hit? I happened to be the official scorer that night doing the calling." Pat thought for a few seconds before replying. "To tell you the truth, I thought the ball be'at the batter to first." he said, "but the umpire thought otherwise. Of course, I knew that DECATUR Hazard If Kelly ss Cloutier rf Johnson c Ryan 2b Shelton 3b Rooker cf Orr lb Thompi'n p I son p b r h b 5 12 0 3 11! 5 10 0 5 2 2 2 5 13 1 4 112 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 110 0 Totals J4 It I OUAD-CITIES ab r h bi Has'ltab 2b 10 0 0 Rod'gueir cf B-D'gl's 3b Cullum rf M'Donald If Kopaci lb Catto 3b Wagner c Orlik'skl p Craig p Olon p Totals U. S. Tops Mexico , MacKay Comeback Earns Cup Victory MEXICO CITY (AP) Barry MacKay of Dayton, Ohio, bounced back from an opening day loss to defeat Mexico's top-ranking Mario Llamas Monday and Rive the United States a 3-2 victory over Mexico in the longest match of the competition at Chapultepec Sports Center. in posting his 11th victory against seven losses lx'fore 48,32.1. The White Sox wasted little time in jumping ahead. Jim Lan- ............ this year as they evened jrtls Mmmcxl Jfords ftrsl pitch of season series against the i the came for single. Nellie Fox forced La ndis and then went all the way to third when Ford un corked a wild pitch on a fourth ball to Roy Sievers. Minoso sent Fox across with an infield hit. Now York tied it in the third when Gil McDougald led off with a double and scored on infield outs by (Metis Buyer and Ford. Chicago made it 3-1 in the third. Fox singled and came home on double by Sicvcrs. Minoso then flied to right and Sievers, going to third after the catch, scored s o o o 3 0 0 1 3 12 0 5 0 3 0 5 111 3 2 10 3 111 2 0 11 10 0 0 10 0 0 34 4 II 5 B Grounded out for Hasenstab in 2nd Decatur Quad-Cities 001 003 0401 010 003 001 2nd. 3 E Ryan, Catto, Kelly, Kopacz, Cul lum, McDonald. PO-A Decatur 27-10; Quad-Cities 27-15. DP Orlikowski to Frantz to Kooacz, Ryan to Kelly to i play uir mi, ioyflL iuno-siieai, Lun- IT' 1 t Decatur 1, Ouad-Cilies 11. 2B-Waqner, I UlinK lm lUCky. Frantz, Cullum. 3B Ryan, Kopacz. SB Cullum. MacKay's triumph, gave the United Slates its decisive third victory and the right to meet Venezuela at Cleveland, Sept. 16-18 in the American Zone final. A second singles match between Chuck McKinley, of St. Louis, substituting for Earl Buchhol., of St. Iiuis, and Mexico's Fsteban Reyes Jr., was postponed because of rain. Mexico rescheduled the McKin-ley-Royes match for Tuesday, but U.S. Davis Cup Captain David L. Freed defaulted rather than keep his players here another day. The final result was the closest ever between the two nations. McKinley was leading Reyes 2-1 in the first set, after having broken Reyes serve in the third game, when the rains came. MacKay had an admittedly tough job defeating Llamas, a vet eran of 14 years of international tennis. "I thought he had me late in the match," MacKay said. "The guy's good one of the best. His on the court is amazing. I Thompson Ison (W) Orlikowskl Craig (L) Olson PB-Wagner. T 3: 10. A-444. IP 5 4 5 23 2 1 13 Llamas, an up and down play- ERBBSojer, started listlessly and dropped U Tata and Crandall I i - i r m I Midwest league (Not including Monday's Waterloo Kokomo Keokuk Clinton Dubuque QUAD-CITIES Decatur Quincy W. 25 Games) Pet. C I .674 - .J2 .514 .474 .45 .444 .405 .405 2 6 7'j I fa 10 10 the first two sets, Famous for retrieving almost impossible shots, he didn't seem to care, allowing many an easy return go by without trying to recover it. MacKay, on the other hand, had his serve under better control than in Saturday's opening match with Rafael Osuna, which he lost after double faulting 21 times. He held it to 15 this time. MacKay aced Llamas 12 times in the first two sets, double faulted only five times. He won four love games, without Llamas scoring a point. YANKKKS (Continued On Page 10) NIW YORK ab r h bl DrM'itrl ts 4 0 10 Marls rf 4 0 0 0 Cerv II 4 0 0 0 Skowron lb 4 0 0 0 Mantle rf 3 0 10 Howard c 3 0 0 0 Mc'fl'O'ld 2b 3 1 1 0 Bnyer 3b 3 0 10 Ford p 2 0 0 1 Lopej 10 0 0 Terry p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 4 1 CHICAGO Landls cf Fox 2b Sievers lb Mlnoo If Freeje 3b Smith rl Aparicio is Ginsberg c Pierce p ab r tt bi 5 13 1 Silt 13 11 4 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 4 110 4 116 4 111 4 12 0 a - Filed out lor Ford In lib. Totals 14 1 12 I New York 001 000 0001 Chicago 102 110 3x-f E-Marls. PO-A-Nevy York 2412, Chi. cago 27-11. DP Aparicio, Fox and Sieves; McDougald, DeMsestrl and Skowron. LOB New York 3, Chicago 5. 3B - McDougald, Sievers, Landis, Aparicio, Ginsberg, DeMaeslri. SF-Freene IP H IR SO Ford (I, 77) I 14 4 3 4 Terry ..1 5 1 3 B Pierre (W, 11 7) 4 1114 WP-Ford. USoar, Flaherty, Hurley, Stewart. T-3:I4. A-40,323. SPORT CHATS- (Continued On Next Page) Sunday's Results QUAD-CITIES 7, Decatur 4 (11 Innings) Kokomo 3, Clinton 1 Quincy 4-5, Dubuque 3 2 Waterloo 10. Keofcuk 1 Monday's Results Decatur 10, QUAD-CITIES 4 Kokomo 3, Clinton I Dubuque at Quincy Tonight's Gomes QUAD CITIES at Dubuque Keokuk at Kokomo Oumcy at Decatur Clinton I Vta.'tsk Slock Race Al Fair Stock cars will roar under thei lights on the quarter mile track! at the Mississippi Valley Fair-j grounds tonight as the first sports i feature of the I960 Mississippi Val-j ley Fair L Exposition, A guaranteed purse of J1.000 has1 attracted all of the leading drivers; in both Class "A" and Class "B" j divisions. The first event will be run at 8 p. m. Among those in the lmcup will be Benny Hofer of Rock Island, Ernie Spcth of Davenport, "Tuf-fy" Meyers of Big Rock, Martin Dircks of Davenport, Lee More- hart, Ronnie Weedon, Russell Haack, Charles Moffeett, and others. How old is the bourbon you usually drink? 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