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The Herald-Palladium from Benton Harbor, Michigan • Page 18

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1967 THE NEWS -PALLADIUM, BENTON HARBOR, MICH. PAGE EIGHTEEN A 001 ion A AIL am (DM earn part .1 1L ay Burgess' run-scoring double and a passed ball that let in another run to eet to the 13th. Then Cleveland 3-2. No other games His losing pitcher, Dave sched- well, did some brooding after Luis Tiant outdueled him with a Webster and Dick Green hom-: ered for the A's in the fifth. Wilson made sure of becom-, ing the first winner in balls to Tiant because he was supposed to, be' a good fastball hitter," Boswell said. "So he hit a high slider. I think I've got a pretty good fastball and I'd just as soon challenge a Ditcher with seven-hitter and singled in the two decisive runs in the fourth inning. "I was told hot to throw fast- i it. I believe I know a little bit .561 percentage and the Tigers and Red Sox tied for third one point behind at .560 with 79-62 marks. doing says--Chicago" Manager Eddie Stanky with a smile. "We want to keep football off page 1." On purpose or not the Tigers rushed in by whipping Kansas Citv in a twi-night doubleheader 8-5" and 6-3; the White Sox entered on tin-toes, nudeine Cali uled. Manager Cal Ermer of the Twins took his loss in stride and counted on Clevehnd to help clean out the crowd. "I hope Joe Adcock (Indian manager) plays Chicago the same way he played us," Ermer said. "He saved his best nitrhprs fnr us knocked our hit- about pitching in this league, with my stuff, after three years." The Twins managed two runs off Tiant, 9-9, in the sixth on Rod Carew's two-run bloop single before Tiant shut the door. Detroit took full advantage behind Eddie Mathews and Earl WTilson. Mathews, an old hand at helping win pennants, drove in three runs in the opener with two homers, the second capping a four-run seventh inning and snapping a 4-4 tie. His first shot tied the game 2-2 before Ramon From Associated Press First place in the American League is like a can of sardines, an elephant in a Volkswagon, a telephone booth holding 84 college students Crowded. Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit and Boston all squeezed into the top spot Wednesday night in a virtual four-way tie which left baseball buffs scratching their beads to recall a similar jam so late in the season. It took a crowbar to get a percentage point between the four as; the Twins and White Sox ach sported 78-61 records for a Pennant Race At A Glance Duane Josephson singled with one out in the 13th Ken Boy-er ended the four hour, 43 minute battle with a run-scoring double off Pete Gimino, the sixth California pitcher. The Angels scored first it the 11th as two runs scored on Bub--ba Morton's single and a ground out. Fred Klages, the fourth White Sox pitcher of the night, entered the game. in 12th and got credit for the victory. me majur leagues jj uvus tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh inning of the nightcap for a 4-3 lead. The -White Sox, as is their way, made the scene the hard way against still' ambitious California, which had won four straight and seven of eight and would have climbed within five games of the top with a victory. The Sox needed two runsn the 11th on pinch hitter Smoky Pet. Behind Chicago 78 61 .561 Minnesota 78 61 .561 Detroit 79 62 .560 Boston 79 62 .560 ters down and played for keeps. Cleveland has seven games left with the White Sox and four left with Boston, so the Indians could help us a great deal." fornia 3-2 in 13 innings; the Red Sox made it by not playing, and the Twins made it all possible i by losing an afternoon game to GETS 20TH VICTORY WITH TWO-RUN HOMER f. THE WORLD OF -J. ikon i igers i i I I the -Tigers -a2-lleadinthej tied the score at 4-4 to set the rocky start to become the first fourth. i stage for Mathews-second horn-20-game- winner in-the-majors Mil "The second homer wasn't hit i er. this season. ton, which was idle. "I figure 16 victories in our last 21 gameswill do it," said Detroit Manager Mayo Smith. "But I'm not looking any farther ahead than Friday." as good as the first," said the 35-year-old infielder. "It was a low curve ball. I picked it up." The homers gave Mathews Denny McLain, who started "The only time I ever won for Detroit, retired 12 of the; 20 games was in the service," first 13 men he faced before grinned the big right hander, giving up solo homers to Ra- who won 18 games last year for mon W7ebster and Dick Green his previous big league high. The Tigers open a four-game weekend series with the White1 507 in his lone career, moving box fnday night with Mickey; him four behind the late Merin the tiitn. n.ansas cuy said Wilson "Ditched DETR0IT4AP The vintage bat of Eddie Mathews and the clutch pitching and home run power of Earl Wilson left the Detroit Tigers in a virtual four-way tie for first place in the hottest American League pennant race ever today. Mathews belted two home runs, driving in three runs in the first game, and Wilson pitched his 20th victory and slugged a deciding two-run homer in the second as Detroit swept a doubleheader from the Kansas City Athletics 8-5 and 6-3 Wednesday night. The sweep, combined with Series Tickets Go To Printer Cards, Four AL Teams Given Green Light Lolich facing Tommy John. Ott, No. 6 on the all-time ma- knocked out McLam, taKing a well thg fourtn inning "I'm not feeling any pres- jor league home run list. 4-2 lead in the sixth with Mike said Dick McAuliffe, who "This ball park makes me' a Hershberger and Jim Gosger was jrocKy at ine swri, rapped four bits and made some better hitter," said Mathews, knocking in runs. jMmtn aaaea, out you 1 nave to clutch defensive plays at who has hit four homers for; "Denny seemed to get upset stop in the twin-killing. "I'm Detroit, "I'm much more re-; when the crowd got on him aft-. aavf rest arier going nve tK ni5t hoMt r.r tho homers" said Smith, i innings Sunday at Minneapolis, how." know I don't have to swing very "But Fred Gladding came in Mathews, a 16-vear major hard to put one out." and go Danny Cater to hit into and he just got over a virus attack." Webster tagged Wilson for his 10th homer, his second of Minnesota's 3-2 loss to Cleve-! league veteran acquired in a He said Houston's Astrodome a key dotibleplay to end the m- lanH aru1 Chiravn virtnrv I Hnl iritVi Tlmictnn Ano- 17 tnr Much fnr mp It's fl nin? over California left four teams a 'capped a four-run Tiger rally in long distance to the fences and Fred Lasher, wno preservea uic uuuuieiieauei, me seuuuu the walls are 20 feet high." Gladding's fifth victory, got inning and Cater's single, a NEW YORK (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals and the top four teams in he American League, Minnesota, Boston, Chicago and Detroit, were given the green light to print World Series tick- whisker apart in the race. the seventh inning of the opener Al Kaline drove in three runs credit for a save, giving up a uuume uy weuster auu iu iu Minnesota and Chicago are with a two-run homer, putting EARL WILSON First 20-Game Winner in the opener and Willie Hor-tbn's clutch single tied for first, one percentage point ahead of Detroit and Bos- Detroit ahead 6-4. His first homer, a solo shot, had given final run in the ninth. (field grounder by Oreen put Wilson. 20 10. survived a the A's ahead 2-1 with a solo I shot in the- fifth to set the stage for Wilson's fourth home "run in the "I hit a breaking pitch for the homer," said Wilson, who slammed the ball" into the lower left field seats with Don i Wert on" tase' In the seventh, "But I don't care about the homer or the 20 games as much standings ets Wednesday Authorization was given by Baseball Commissioner William-D. Eckert during a meeting also attended by presidents Joe Cronin of the American League and Warren Giles of the al. Representatives of the AL's top foui clubs plus the JTardi-; nals, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds also were present. St. Louis holds a commanding lead in the NL' race. Unless there is a playoff for the American League championship, Eckert said- the best-of-seven Series will start Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the ball park of the AL pennant winner. The second game will also be played in the AL park the next day. Following an open date Friday, Oct. 6, the next three games, assuming a fifth game is necessary, will be played in the park of the NL titleholder on 1 1 1 Veteran Eddie Mathews will i said Stanley, who ran about 40 be 36 in October, but he figures i yards and made a head long dive for the ball. "You'd think after coming that close I could I reach another inch." he can still play major league baseball as well as most ballplayers "I'd like to continue playing," -j if.ii Rookie infielder Tom Match- saw mauiew wuo mi i wu jck fli irst bj wt ers the first game to raise fhi wheif he sIap ed ab inchfe hlt as the pennant." The Tigers added insurance runs in the eighth when Mickey Stanley hit his seventh homer and Wert drove in another run with a single. Kansas City, which bad Wilson on the ropes with men on base and less than two out in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings, picked up another run in the ninth on Joe Nossek's two-out double and a single by pinch-hitter Jim Gosger. major league wwi fnlir.nln Denmu mei uu. i oo nnon aaiuruay, aunuay anu monuay. If a sixth and seventh games are necessary, they will be played in the AL park on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday Oct. 12. All games will start 1 p.m. i w-J-i f-r 1 4 1 9 -y old and in good shape. Somebody er about 100 years ago said that i you're all washed up at 35. I fclt good up there don't think so." llie rIed4iea1: ed Matchick. Heck, I wasn -i i even nervous in my first time Jerry Lumpe. who parted Minnesota." both games at second ba go tj PMatchick B8who in three hits in seven tr ps ud-; Minnesota aow. ...2 ing his third homer in the sec- batting average, ond game, and turned a bnl-, liant defensive play in the field, 1 .1 Kansas Citv outfielder Jim "Some players are like vm-; Gosger. a native of Port Huron, tage wine," said Manager Mayo sufpred a minor leg injury in Smith. "They learn to hitin the; thefirst game of the Detroit twilight of their careers. Tigers' doubleheader sweep over The 34-vear-old Lumpe raced the Athletics Wednesday when FIRST GAME KANSAS CITY DETROIT ab bi at bl Cmpneris ss 4 1 0 0 MAuliffe ss 3 12 0 Donaldsn 2b 3H0 Cash lb 5 10 0 Hershbgr rf 4 0 2 1 Kaline rf 3 12 3 Gosger cf 4 0 11 WHorton If 4 0 12 Nossek cr 0 0 0 0 Ovler ss 10 0 0 Webster lb 4 111 Mathews 3b 3 2 2 3 Cater If 4 0 0 0 Lasher 0 0 0 0 DGreen 3b 4 111 Northrup cf 4 0 0 0 Roof 3 1 0 Freehan 4 110 Hunter 3 0 10 Lumpe 2b 3 0 10 Krausse 0 0 0 0 Wert 3b 0 0 0 0 Stafford 0 0 0 0 McLam 2 10 Talton ph 10 11 Gladding 0 0 0 0 Matchick ph 1110 Stanley cf 110 0 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Minnesota 78 61 .561 Chicago 78 61 .561 Boston 79 62 .560 Detroit 79 62 560 California 72 67 518 6 Washington 66 74 .471 12'a Cleveland 65 76 .461 14 Baltimore 62 75 .453 15 New York 62 78 .443 16'a Kansas City 57 82 .410 21 Wednesday's Results Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2 Detroit 8-6, Kansas City 5-3 Chicago 3, California 2, 13 innings Only games scheduled. Today's Games Minnesota (Chance 17-11) at Baltimore (Hardin 5-1), night New (Stottlemyre 14-lri at Boston (Lonborg 18-7), night Only games scheduled. Friday's Games Detroit at Chicago, night Kansas City at Cleveland, night California at Washington, night Minnesota at Baltimore. 2. twi-night New York at Boston, night NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind St. Louis 87 53 621 San Francisco 75 64 .540 ll'j Chicago 77 66 .538 ll'i Cincinnati 74 65 .532 Philadelphia 71 66 .518 14 Atlanta 72 67 .518 14Mi Pittsburgh 69 71 .493 18 Los Angeles 63 74 .460 22Vi Houston 55 85 .393.32 New York .53 85 .384 33 Wednesday's Results San Francisco 2. Houston 0 Atlanta 4-1, Pittsburgh. 1-4 St. Louis 3, New York 1 Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 0 Los Angeles 6. Chicago 3 Today's Games St. Louis (Gibson 10-6) at New York (Koonce 5-4) Cincinnati (Pappas 14-10) at Philadelphia (Short 7-8), night Atlanta (Niekro 11-7) at Pittsburgh (Sisk 10-12). night Chicago (Niekro 8-6) at Los Angeles (Drysdale 10-14), night Houston (Wilson 10-9) at San Francisco (Herbel 3-4) Friday's Games Cincinnati at New York 2. twi-night Atlanta at Philadelphia, night St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night Houston at Los Angeles, night Chicago at San Francisco, night Total 34 5 8 5 Total 34 8.18 Kansas City Detroit 000 022 001 100 100 42 8 behind second base in the sec-; he made a diving attempt to ond inning of the nightcap, catch Al Kaline's two-run base made a great backhand stab of hit in the eighth inning. Dick Green's hot grounder, Gosger. who sat out the sec-' whirled in mid-air and tossed om game, drove in one rim with him out at first. a single in the 8-5 Detroit vie- "I didn't think I could get it," tory. He struck out the other said Lumpe. "I usually just get three trips. I the balls hit straight at me." Kansas City Manager Luke Appling said Gosger. who left 1 Usually mild-mannered Lenny the game after barely missing i Green got into a name-calling a shoestring catch on Kaline's match with Athletic's relief I hit in the opener, "is okay. He'll pitcher Paul Lindbald in the be able to play." 1 seventh inning of the nightcap local time. The ticket prices remain the same as in the most recent seasons $12 for box seats, $8 for reserved grandstand, $4 for grandstand standing room and $2 for bleacher seats. In parks where there are pavilion seats, the prive will be $6, Eckert said. Bob Holbrook, public relations -director of. the American League, who also attended the meeting, said procedure covering playoffs in his circuit will be announced in about 10 days. Under A regulations, should two clubs tie for the lead, they would play a best-of-three series. If three teams tie, a maximum of five games could be played in a round-robin series in which teams losing two games would be eliminated. In the event of a four-way deadlock, two sets of best-of-three series will be played and the survivors then would play another best-of-three set for the championship. Opponents in a three-game and four-game playoff would be decided by drawing lots. DP Detroit 1. LOB Kansas City 5, Detroit 8. 2B Hershberger, McAuliffe. Roof. 3B McAuliffe. Talton. HR Mathews 2 (4), Webster (9), D.Green 5. S-Wert. 'TRAP FLAY' COMING UP? Chicago Bears football team works out near sand trap at Tam O'Shanter Country Club in Chicago while coach George Halas and trainer Ed Rozy watch from golf cart. The country club is being broken up into an industrial site, but still provides plenty of grass and room for Bears' practice sessions. (AP Wirephoto) IP 6 ER BB SO 7 4 4 3,7 Hunter Krausse (L.7-15) Stafford McLain Gladding (W.5-4) Lasher 11-3 3 4 2-3 1 0 5 4 4 2 2 0 2 2 1 4 2 1 0 0 1 4-23 0 1 1 10 2 Backfield Is Just As Quick SECOND GAME KANSAS CITY DETROIT when he was decked by a nign, inside pitch following Earl Wilson's two-run homer. First base Umpire Ed Runge restrained Green when he made a move to challenge Lindblad to a fight after belting the next pitch into right field for a single. "Lenny called Lindblad a few names and Lindbald had no sense of humor," said Runge. Green said he was a little up- iifU-ilorl throw a ab bi ab bi Kubiak ss 3 0 0 0 Green cf 4 12 Donaldsn 2b 4 0 10 Lumpe 2b 4 12 1 Hershbgr rf 4 0 0 0 Oyler ss 0 0 0 0 Cater lf 4 110 MAuliffe ss 4 0 2 0 Webster lb 4 12 1 WHorton If 3 0 0 0 DGreen 3b 4 0 0 1 Stanley cf 1111 urt St. John's Injuries The "injury bug" has already Nossek cf 4 12 0 Mathews lb 4 0 0 0 Suarez 3 0 10 Cash lb 0 0 0 0 year's backs at hitting hole which allowed only 47 points the Srgefp W1 Snpcrf 3 openings." year before. Taiton ph 1 wert 3b 4111 Junior Mark Weir joins Shin- Linebacker Ray Darato, 0 Wilson 4112 deldecker at halfback while last defensive standout last season, Pb 1000 weakened the line depth. Simaz, a tackle, has been out with the flu while Neuman has been slowed up by a sore back. The backfield situation has ike on his Itat pitc firing the St. John's football camp, the bean ball on the next offer-! but Coach Dave Zegunis still jn- has an experienced front-wall "it wouldn't be so bad if -he ad backfield to begin his 35 3 8 3 Total 35 6 10 6 Dtux with chrm and black-out bait aackati il-luitratarf. $119.95 sat 4 four. Cuitom with magnatium gray finish 79.95 nt fern-. Fad-ral ExcIm Tax included, ullot or pin nar and enrama nuts apttanal at axtra co. jfcai a aiiciuam. nas graauaiea out uoacn te- Total is Still running at wingback. Bunjs iR rnnfident that thn Irish i not been slowed up despite the ii second season ar ine neim dusted me OH on Uie iirsi imm, losses of sneedsters Trrv Man. 010 100 001 3 100 010 22x6 Quarterback Ed Irvin is still can pick up where thev left off a1nsa being bothered by a back injury iast year. He has another ro Green. "But he decks me ine Diggest casualty ine msnjd 5 BjU on the second one when I'm not have witnessed is guard Gary fhinKes expecting it. Wilson hit the honv Dibble who has been slowed up a Snn ng slot and Why don't they throw at by a broken hand. His los has ZeJnfs he as him?" put Paul Schmitt at the left Loan egl'ms a PliarH nnct npvt tn a mir nf qulck lf not lacker than last Outfielder Mickey Stanley just Sua Pst pa', and junior Terry ttter is I Darato in the lineup, brother I 2. LOB-Kansas city 6, challenging the senior signal-1 Ailen, but he is only a sopho-j, Lpe'tLuM: caller for the numoer one jod. more and will see limited action! Webster uo. Green a. wiison (4i. "The two boys are fairly at guard. Stanley 7. even. Etter is quick and Irvin End Craig Claeys and guard r. Ririgu 2 E2R will improve when he is fully j0hn Ott will see game time on i Lindblad l.m ,11 J); missed a sensational catch on i "uug Tim Talton's run-1 er and end Matt McGee- sr-nrine trinle in the ninth in-! Coach Zegunis has few wor defense along with Simaz and 9 83314 Neuman when they recover. 2 2s. Coach Zegunis said. "Our overall speed is quite good." ining of the first game. The second-year coach plans Trying to improve on an to get a better look at his boys finished at 7-0-2 overall and 6-0-2 in the Red Arrow while undefeated season is quite a dif this weekend in a scrimmage to "It just ticked my glove," -'M9 Soph Lost See the NEW see if his Irish can keep his sharing the title with Decatur ficult task and it also is quite a problem to better a defense ries aDoui me rigni sine 01 nis line where four starters have returned to finish their high school careers. The foursome of center Lyle Ott. guard Jim Schueneman, tackle Ed Polstin and end Bill Flood played key roles in 1966 when the Irish were co-champions of the Red Arrow conference. WW record clean at St John s. They 1 during the 1966 campaign MAGNUM 500 custom wheel ST. JOHN'S SCHEDULE Sept. 15 at Eau Claire Sept. 23 New Buffalo Sept. at Hartford Oct. 6 at Niles Brandymne Oct. 13 Bntigman Oct. 20 at Watervliet Oct. 27 Decatur Nov 5 at St. Joe Catholic Nov. 11 Gahen 1W6 RECORD St. John's 7. Eau Claire 0 St. John's 25. New Buffalo 2 St. John's 19. Hartford 6 St John's 14. Brandywine 7 St. John's 20. Br.dgman 6 St John 6. Watervliet 6 St John's 7, Decatur 7 St. John's 20, St. Joe Catholic 13 St. John's 20, Galien 0 Won 7. Lost 0. Tied 2 A VAT APROT? AP Joe A real goer with distinctive styling, Lukz, a promising sophomore was lost to the University of Michigan football squad the season after a knee operation Wednesday. matchless quality Ott has been hampered by an! ankle injury while injuries to sophomore substitutes David a 210-pounder, was run-, cima, anj rhunb b.min hva I ning as the third string off en- mi utility itijt guard when ne was nun scrimmage Saturday. MAGNUM ROTIGE: GOLFERS! BACK-TO-SCHOOL OFFICIAL GYM CLOTHING FOR BENTON HARBOR SCHOOLS "Ball Band All Star" Gym Shoej "Wigwam" Athletic Hose Gym bags "Wilson" Football Shoes and Athletic Equipment Award Sweaters Jackets GARDNER'S 741 RIVERVIEW B.H. IKause of tournaments saturday, sept. 9th open play will be limited UNTIL 2:00 P.M. PAW PAW LAKE GOLF CLUD WATERVLIET Your General Tire Distributor WA 5-1113 408 W. Main St. Benton Harbor

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