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PAOT SIX (ARK.)' COURIER KIWI WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1981 Phils Gained in June; Top Teams Unchanged By BEN AI' Sports Writer The Milwaukee Braves and the Brooklyn Dodders stole most of the headlines but the surprising Philadelphia Phillies played the host Imsc-ball in the National League in June. A lot of the experts wrote off! inermi beat. Ph.'huk'lnhin. 3-0 the Phils' pennant chances when The double bill at Cincinnati Curt Simmons ran his too through a lawn mower early in the month. Uinicd into a homo run hiring contest. In tlic first R;inif Andy Scrni- The star left-hander appeared In ; nick, Jim Grppnqrnss ;md Boh only one game in June nnd he was i Bovkowski J\U them for OincmntUi beaten in that one. I while Joe Aclcock homri'c-d for the Despite this gaping hole in their I Braves. slim pitching staff, the Phils won The Rpcllegs stnrtrrl f;iM in the 17 out of 30 games in June for n j«frond L r ame when GIIS Bfll con- .567 pace, a notch ahead of Brook- i noctrd with a runner on bar.e in lyn's 15-12 record. Cincinnati had | thn frsi inning. MilwaukM- caught the second best won-nnd-lost rec-j up in the eighth as Maihews ord, 18-14. I slammed one with a mare Aboard The Phils opened the month in ' : inu Sid Gordon followed him with fourth place, 31-2 games behind the ! a'ty clout. Mathev/s fin- league - leading Dodgers. Today I j^hcd it in tlie 10th. they're still in fourth place, three j The Dodgers-Phillips rome;;t was games behind, but with the Rood i n typical Brooklyn affair with 34 news that Simmons hopes to be i piavers— LO of thorn pitcher^—sce- back In action within a week. j jur. action. Five liurlers toiled for Carbon Copy i e;u-h side with Jim Kon.stamy gain- The whole first division in (he ; jug the victory ovor Joe Blaek, who National League looks like almost I threw to only two men. a carbon copy of a month ngo. At Art Houitemnn, who brok oke into Ned Garver Tor pairs of runs In the second, third and fourth Innings. Kiner Gets 16th The White Sox. with a chance to gain another full game on t stumbling Yankees, ran afoul of 12-hit St. Louis attack which dcned the 35,825 fans who ha come out to welcome home the stalwarts, who won 11 out of 13 the {last. Bob PorterfieJd was the vho show at Philadelphia. He scatiert seven hits and insurd his nin victory with a two-run homr the ninth inning for Washington. A quartet of Cardinal pitchei starting with young Stu MU1< proved no puzzle to the Chicag Cubs, who banged out 18 hits, Jr eluding Ralph Kiner's 16th horn run. BASEBALL STANDINGS KATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 42 26 ,618 — Milwaukee 42 27 .609 >-4 St. Louis 40 20 .580 2'z Philadelphia 3727.578 3 New Yorlt 34 33 ,507 7!i Cincinnati 30 38 ,441 12 Chicago 23 43 .348 18 Pittsburgh 25 50 .333 20'i AMERICAN LEAGUE w L Pet. on New York 46 21 .687 — that time Brooklyn topped Milwau- t no kee by half a game with St. Louis j WC iirint , 3& games away in third place. Ex- j j K! iint his home town folks last ACtly the same situation exists to-jniutn. The Ti»prs pot to him for day. Only the Phils have improved, j f oll! . runs, including a three-rim In the American League theji lomf . r j>y Johnny v. but they Yantees, who ended the month [ xvm , n * t " cno u»h ' lo stop the de- with an eight-game losing streak which still is unbroken,, hud lhe best over-all record. They won 19 games, 18 of them in a row, and lost 10. But second-place Cleveland was almost as good, winnln g!9 while losing 11. On June 1 the Indians were 41,2 behind. Today they're five back. • The Yankees lost their eighth straight last night at Boston. 5-4, when Sammy White blasted n home run into the left-field screen with a man on base and two out Jn the ninth inning. The longest Yankee losing streak of recent times is nine games in 1945. The club record is 13. The Braves snapped their losing Ruben Gomez, rookie pltchin in Detroit, came back j star of the Giants 1 successful Wes Cleveland uniform to era trip, gavn up an inside-the-par home run to Pittsburgh leadof man Cal Abrams In the first In ning and his mates could neve get him even. Murry Dickson sea tered six New York hits in postin his seventh triumph. termiw.'d Indians, who hammered !ubs Drop Cards; irownsHaltChisox Hy The Associated Press Home clubs in Chicago and St. Louis didn't fare so Ing of the second game of a twilight-night double-header at Cincinnati. The Braves won, 6-4. They dropped the first game. 6-3. At Brooklyn the Phillies needed 10 innings to edge the Dodgers, 10-9. Chicago beat the Cardinals. 10-3, and Pittsburgh whipped the New York Giants. 3-1. Homer Contest In other American League action Cleveland defeated Detroit, G-4. in a game cut to five innings by a cloudburst; St. Louis nipped the The Cubs came into St. Louis and swarmed all over the Cardinals for a 10-:'. victory Tuesday night. In Chicago, the ''I', 0 Brownies spoiled the While Sox' homecoming trip with 4-2 victory. Frank Bnumhlllz arid Ralph Ki-1 reliefer Turk Lown who took over ner led the Cubs' attack against i in the sixth, four Cardinal pitchers. 'Baumholtz ! In Chicago, the Browns blastec came up with four blows nnd Kiner \ ace White Sox southpaw Billy three, including his 1'i'h homer deep j Pierce oif the mound with a tie- inlo the tonterflcM stands. j breaking two run eighth Inning. Every player in The Cubs' start-j Lefty Bob Cain, needing help ing lineup hit .safely except Hank from Mfirlin Stuart, set the Sox Saner, who got on twice by walks, down with only six hits. The Cubs scored their runs in Johnny Groth got three hits three ilinini>s, twice rnunting four ! the Browns, including one doi markers. The Cardinals finished i and Jim Dyck belted a homer, with only six hits, live off starter Chicago \Vhite Sox. 4-2, and Wash-1 Howard Po ncl onlv one or! Read Courier News Classified Ads. Hogan Changed Hookto Fade And Mastered the Golf Game fc,-_-ivff.; — • - By JIMMY DEMARET Three-Time IVIasters fhampinn CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y, — (XKA) — Ben Hogan was run off the first golf course he over htint- around. A mean caddie master dicin'; cotton to a kid destined to :.•-.-come the greatest of them &::. But Ted Longsworth, iht- professional at Fort Won:':'.Glen Garden Country C 1 u - . saw possibilities in y o u i. '-' Ben, encouraged him. Hogan played as an i-mii-.-'jr '-: a while, took the west coar. ':u: ;-.a pro in 1932. For two ye.:;:?, he- c:.•_:•:. not make ends meet, so ne r.v.'t .;;; golf and went to work - :i.-- u c:-v:;.- Jer in a Fort Worth ga:r.i.\::.g hy-M- for a spell. I played against Hojar: ?::: :.-.-•• first time in my first pro to..::.;.- ment of record—the 1935 T':>::-.= PGA at Dallas' Walnut. Hills. I won Be:", finished about 20th. By J937, Hogan had savtri a '.'--.\ bucks, and decided to give ti.e g;i:n-. one more try. "I've got the secret of it r.c'.v," he told me. Hogan wasn't getting ar.yv.-htrc in particular, ar.d was about '.<* chu-- •-. it again when Henry P;cr : ra C^:::-L- . to his rescue. I don't know Chocolate Soldier of Hersaey actually lent Ben mcr.- guaranteed him ; succeeded Picard as tl professional. Hogan won only one^r.l prior to 1940, and that thf: 1S33 Hers hey Four-Ball Invitational paired with Vic Ghczzi. I was hot in 1940. won six of nine, Including the Masters. Hogan was the favorite in that Masters, for rie ; t ne finally had started to roll with! He" three straight victories. He finished ; through his i:np. The hack nf his 10th in that Masters, but won the } i t ,f t hand points to the line of'fliRht. Goodall Round Robin which, fol- j His left thumb is straifiht down the loweti - shaft instead of MiRhlly on the side. In those days, Hogan was a better A hook roll.-, so Ho«;m sacrificed hitter than he is today. He stroked soll ic diMa.m:i> lading. But he had a much longer ball, but hooked con- i every shnt ^OIHL: <im- way and back- slstentry from right to left. He spin' on the ijrrens to provi'nt a lilt 0V HQGAN's GOLF SVV/.S'G: "...he power -the way •through OUT, DSIVSS THROUGH BALL f from ;t'!t to r:ahi and mastered rcdurrr! tliF martn'n of error couldn't putt as well and didn't think as well as he does now. The good golfer has to get height, like a basketball player puts an arch on the ball. The ball has to drop onto the green. of trouble. Hognn has a bic swine 'or a Hltto guy. Did 1 say luile'.' ' stuff about, Hngan brmt; a bantam a! nnjv five feet seven or so and Ho pounds is a lot of bunk. Why. he weighs l(!/i In those days, Ben couldn't get Short? Well, I'm five'lO, and Vkudw height. He hit everything low because a hook tends to travel low. Actually, a low .shot Is good only when you're hitting into a wind. ' Hogan practiced for hours getting the ball off the ground. Curing the hook, he became a fad- he's tidier than I nm. Hocan isn'l doinr h.ullv for T PUV ' age at which the Dnited States Open Championship was ever won. Big Ted Ray of England was 43! when he won at Toledo's Inverness i in ,020. I The key to Hogan's swing Is hLs: ability to wait. By waiting, I mean ' he's able, to generate power .through-' out the entire swing. When he . reaches the base Just before contact, | he applies the maximum force. Many 1 1 break their swing, lose power along ! - the way. j Hogan drags the club low along the ground In a slraight arc much I longer thnn the average. He hits i throiih the ball, and thereby gets ; more distance. 40. That's this year. Nfxt'yrar he'll fell area you he's 33. I'm 42, and I know Ben's a year older. Brn Hogan's Is a beautiful hitting And 43 happens to be the oldest) cour: NEXT: Ben Koran chard the lleveland Chicago Boston Washington Philadelphia ... St. Louis Detroit SOU1HERN Nashville Memphis Birmingham .. Atlanta Little Rock New Orleans .. Chattanootja ... Mobile .' 26 .612 41 29 .586 6' 38 34 .528 10' 35 36 .493 13 32 30 .451 16 . 6 46 .370 22 20 49 .290 27 ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB . 46 35 , 40 35 38 38 39 44 40 36 38 36 34 .568 .sea .537 .513 .480 .475 7i ', .4-14 10 .415 12'' 2 1 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 6-4 Milwaukee (2nd game 10 innings) Philadelphia 10 Brooklyn S, innings) Chicago 10 St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 3 New York 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 5 New York 4 Cleveland 6 De;rolt 4, (five innings, rain) Washington 3 Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 4 Chicago 2 TOO MANY TIGERS—Some- 1 body got his signals crossed as Catcher Matt Baits, left, and Third Baseman Fred Hatfleld collided going after Yogi Berra's pop foul in front of the Detroit dugout at Yankee Stadium and jarring the ball loose. (NEA) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis 4 Birmingham 1 Chattanooga 11 Mobile 10 (11 Inlings) Atlanta 11 Little Rock 5 New Orleans 4 Nashville 2 (10 in- ilngs) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn—Robrts (12-5) vs. Loes (10-4) Pittsburgh at New York—Lindell 3-91 vs. Mnglie (5-4) Milwaukee at Cincinnati—Spahn 8-3) vs. Kelly (1-1) Chicago <u St. Louis—Hacker 4-10) vs. Steley (11-2) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Chicago—Littlefield 3-6) vs. Rogovin (4-8) Cleveland at Detroit — Lemon 10-6) vs. Gray (2-9) Washington at Philadelphia — tobbs (2-5) vs Bishop (3-4) New York,at Boston—Sain (1-3) s. Parnell (9-4) Vic Seixas in Center Court Today Semi-Finals Underway At Wimbledon WEMBLEDON/E n g 1 a n d (AP) — All eyes will be on the fumed center court at Wimbledon today when Vic Seixas of Philadelphia and three other countries meet in the semifinals of the All-Eng land Lawn Tennis Tourna ment. Seixas now rates as the red-ho favorite to take the men's single title after the removal of Ken Koscwall and other Australians i who were pre-tournament favorites ! Only Mervyn Kose from rhi Down Under forces remains, and he tackles Seixas, seeded No. 2 in this 67th Wimbledon. In the other semifinal, Egypt's 31-year-old self-exiled Czech, Jaro Slav Drobny, meets Kurt Nielsen (he surprising young Dane who blasted the No 1 seeded RosEWal from the tourney. Previously he had obliterated Gardnar Mulloy of Coral Gables, Fla. The volleying game of Seixas has become progressively sharper, and it seems almost certain he wil be in the finals to be played Friday. U.S. to Get Women's Title Whatever happens in nu.i., singles, the women's singles title musi go to the united States for the 10th straight time. CHICAGO <m— Stan of The fnur top Americans, Mauie St. Louis Cardinal, is a strong I reen Cormol 'y. San Di eB°. Calif., mice over the Chicago Cubs'l" 10 defending titlist; Doris Hart, alph Kiner for the " National I Coral Gatlles .' Shirley Fry, Akron, cogue left field post as the an-' °- ; nnd Ml ' s - Do ™ th y Head Knode, ual all-star baseball poll nears its A'ameda, Caltr, won their quarter- id, final matches yesterday. Today's compilation showed Mu- They meet in the, semifinals il has received 523,417 votes so tomorrow. Miss Connolly against Kiner 504.226. Miss Fry. and Miss Hart opposing The poll, which June 12, Mrs - Knode. Winners play the ids at midnight Frirtny. Winners I finals Saturday, ill be on the startmi: American j Little Mo Connolly lost no time id National League lineups for ! defeating Mrs. Erika Vollmer of e 20th inter-league game at Cin- ' Germany yesterday, 6-3. 0-0, but iinati Jnly 24. I Miss Hart, who is favored to go A late rush of ballots aLso boosted into the finals with her, had to usial into third phice among the work a bit to eliminate Mrs. Suzi ill's individual vote getters. Koormoczi of Hungary, 7-5, 7-5. Legion. Plays Catch Up Jo Beat Jaycees 11-8 The winless JayceeB threw a terrific scare into the vaunted American Legion but finally wfciit down scrapping, 11-8, in an exciting, drama packed Little League game yesterday afternoon. Smacking the Legion ace southpaw, Glynn Dale Howard, as if they owned him, the dwellers piled up a 8-4 lead in four innings, only to have the Legionnaires rally with six rung in the fifth to go ahead, and then add another insurance run in the sixth. The final outcome of the contest! a homer, three coming in. will not. be decided until a ruling j Dorris took a hitch in his belt, is made by the league commission, j slipped a third strike past Mc- With the bases filled and none out i Guire and closed the door on the in the top of the fifth. Umpire-in- ! Jaycees although a neat, double play chief Terry O'Neill called a balk on! engineered by half-pint Don Bunch Jaycee pitcher. Sonny Elledge, and' in leftfield helped in the sixth, permitted Jerry (Monk) Rounsaval! j Sew With Six :o score from third, and the other I The Legions sewed the thing up runners to advance. Coaches George ' with six runs in the fifth as they Anderson and Billy Hyde contended i knocked out Elledge with a 10-bat:he umpire was in error to permit I ter parade. Mike Boyd opened the the runner to score, since the rules i inning with a strikeout, Jerry provide that "base runners must be i Rounsavall walked and the trap hit in from third once he has siop- ped there and the ball returned to the pitcher." Chairman Fred Saliba indicated was sprung. Hits by Howard and Bm-ley White jammed the bases. Then came the controversial balk ruling, Rounsavall being permitted that a meeting of the Commission i lo score, and the other runners mov- would be called sometime todaj to! ecl U P- Howard counted when Swa- lecicle on the protest. i ner failed to find the handle on For a while it appeared as if i Lovelace's lazy grounder. Plunkett 'each Ott Mullm's genercaiiy-strat- i s:n £' L 'd in another. White dented as egy would backfire. Expecting little ' Dorris forced Plunkett at second, difficulty in subduing the Jaycees,: Swaner again muffed Bunch's especially with his prize lefty in '• srounder back of first with Lovelace he box, the Legion mentor deudecl i ga'lop'ng home. Billy Hatch unload- o give his second stringers a bit I et * a triple past short and the left- of action. He kept regulars Johnny | finder to score Dorris and Bunch, Uunkett, Doug Dorris and Don | but Perished when Boyd fanned for Bunch on the bench and started ] a se cond tim e in the inning, vlike Godsey, Billy Sam Hanlev and i An unneeded run was racked up Harvey Flowers in the outfield. i m lne sixth. Roufisavall tripled over Xo Cannon Fodder ' | BoD Sweet's head in left field but But the Jaycees refused to act as; 4Uari nipped at home on Howard's ;annon fodder, at least not wiiJiout i lip to Willifdrd. who had gone in a fight. They jumped on Howard'" '" rom the outset scoring three times n the first inning. Charles (Red) 'obb singled as starter. Gene Swa- ler dropped a Texas Leaguer into ight field. Cobb raced for third and cooled on home when Godsey heaved wildly past Wayne Lovelace. Swaner moved on around to sec- pitch for the Jaycees. White singled. Lovelace walked, Plunkett fanned, but Dorris came through with a timely single to score Howard. The Jaycees made a final-inning gasp, only to muff their chances with faulty base running. Larry Courtney was safe when Howard would not be caught, Courtney set sail for second almost with the ' sound of the bat. He was a dead pigeon on Bunch's perfect, long throw to Howard. Cobb kept the JC hopes alive with a pass but Howard made a dandy one-handed stab at Swaner's short looper to write finis. THE »"X SCORE: AMERICAN LEGION AB H PO A Hatch, Ib-cf . Boyd. 2b Rounsavall, c . Howarp, p-lb White, ss Lovelace, 3b .. Flowers, cf Plunkett, rf Handley. If Dorris. Ib-p 3 Godsey. rf 1 Bunch, If 3 Cobb, 2b ..... Swaner, Ib Williford. 3b-p .. McGuire, c Kelley, cf Sweet, If Elledge. p-3b 33 13 18 5 JAYCEES AB H PO A ... 3 2 Courtney, rf 3 Wicker, ss S 27 9 18 1 Score by innings: AMERICAN LEGION .. 202 261—11 JAYCEES 3C2 300— 8 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Birmingham (Only Game Scheduled) Musial Leads For All-Star Berth ickey Mantle of the New- York -inkee . shas the most, 551.434. ckey Vernon of the Washington nators is next with 547,268. Miss Fry defeated Julie Sampson of Pasadena, Calif., 6-4, 6-2, and Mrs. Knode ousted Britain's Angela Mortimer, 6-4, 6-3. Fourth of July AT & DOC'S PLACE New Barrow Pit West of Gosnell Enjoy a fine Fourth of Jully outing at our fishing dock on (he new harrow pit west of Gosnell. To get to our place follow our signs on the Air Base Road. The big Fourth of July Barbecue starts Friday night and continues Saturday and Sunday. So bring the family and let's go fishing on the Fourth. We Also Have a Complete Line of Fishing Equipment • All Kinds of Tackle o Boats to Rent • Minnows and Other Baits • Plenty of Roachei Come Early - Stay Late & DOC'S PLACE West of Gosftcll ond. Billy Hatch took care of Jerry! dl '°PP e£ l Hounsavall's throw on his (Slats) Williford's easy roller, Swa-! rollir down m ' sL wlcker skled '° ner moving up. Steve McGuire! Bunch - Evidently thinking the ball bounced a high hopper over third for a bingle, scoring Swaner. Jimmy Kelley rolled out Mike Boyd to Hatch. McGuire continuing on around to third and scored as the Legion first baseman threw wildly trying to catch Steve. The Legion roared back with a pair In the upper section of the second on a walk to Howard, a couple of wild pitches, Wayne Lovelace's single, Handley's single and an error by McGuire on the throw- in from the outfield. The Jaycees got them back in th< third. With one down Swaner walk- | ed and rode home on Williford's I line drive triple to right. The lanky | third baseman romped in as McGuire beat out a tap to deep short. But the Legionnaire-o were far \Guard Leads j/rar/y E nines \lnCC Tourney I With 30 qualifying scores already < turned for the u P com ' n S Blytheville ' Cmm "'y club G ° lf Tournament, i l f , JaI !" :sriC ' Gll =!' d ^ *, Ulrae ' ! stroke lead ove . r the f |e ' d . c ' u ° Pro Pn "' ^Ington said today. G "° rd f ' red a 77 to lead early Summary: Errors — Hatch, Howard, Godsey, Swaner 2, McGuire, Courtney. Runs — Rounsavall, Howard 3, White 2, Lovelace 3, Dorris, Bunch. Runs batted in — Williford 4, McGuire 2, Hatch 2, White, Lovelace 2, Plunkett 2, Dorris 1. Three base hits — Hatch, Rounsavall, Lovelace. Williford. Home run —Williford. Double play — Bunch to Howard. Winner — Dorris. Loser— Elledge. Base on balls — off Howard 1. Williford 1, Dorris 1. Strikeouts— Elledge 6, Howard 5, Dorris 5. Hits —off Howard, 6 and 5 runs in 3; off Dorris, 3 with 3 runs in 3; off Elledge, 10 with 10 runs in a, off Williford 3 hits, one run in 1. Um- pircs- -O'Neill, Kittany and Hood. -1:57. ' llallf ers ' "' °' h ^ ?• B ' McWaters. three from out of it as they came through with a couple In the fourth as Elledge seemed to tire. Burlcy White A] singled and Lovelace followed with j ^ triple, scoring white. Lovelace] Decline for qualifying in the club 'ourney is Sunday, with the match play to begin the following week. Other qualifying scores recorded: t ... Leach 83.1. R. Coleman 83, Frank ' ltn I Whltworth 83. Bill Afflick 84. John make It as Cobb tossed out Johnny Plunkett, batting for Flowers. Dorris took over the mound job, with Howard going to first, but the change was hardly noticeable to the Jaycees who raked Doug for three hits and as many runs in theii turn in the fourth. Joe Wicker and Cobb singled. Swaner was called out on strikes, but Williford cracked a long i i Lenti 85. Herbert Graham 85, Bill Pollard 86, Hugh Whitsitt 86, Cliff Councille 86, E. B. Thomas 87. Dr. J. E. Beasley 81, Wallace Hoke 81, Bert Lynch 88, E, B. Gee. Sr.. 80, E. M. Regenold 91, Newton Whitis 91, Charles Afflick 91, Fred Jacobs 92, R. C. Fan- 92, Ed Johnson Hubert Seymour 94. Butch Becker 94, B. B. Goodman 95, Russell Hnyt 102, Chester Calriwell 102, Charles Moore drive down the rightfield line for i 103, U. S. Branscum" 104. Sixty-One Clubs Hapless Mead's In Bay Window Sixty-one Implement continued its winning streak In the Bay Window loop yesterday downing Mead's hapless clothiers 11-5. Mead's scored first In the opening frame but couldn't get the big inning, and 61 came roaring back in the bottom half of the initial inning with three runs, added another in the second, three more in the third, one in the fourth and fifth and two In the sixth. Extra-base blows counted for most of Mead's runs with H1U and Hall clouting homers. Meharg was the winning pitcher while Long was credited with tht loss, giving up IS hiti. as this July 4th is the 177th Anniversary of America's Independence The Liberty lic-ll Ims long been the symbol of our ri"lu io life, lilwty and the pursuit of happiness! The famous 7 has long been the symbol o( Seagram's 7 Crown ... and our right to enjoy the fincsl in our pursuit of pleasure. 1 and be Seagram's 7 Crown. Blended Whiskey. 86,8 Proof. 65% Grain Neutral Spirits. Seagram-Distillers Corp., N. Y.

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