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Thursday Evening, June 14, 1962. Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Thirteea Pitchers Share Baseball Spotlight Pur key, Gibson, Koufax Winners By FRED DOWN UP! Sports Writer Who says pitching is a lost art 5n this era of the rabbit baseball and the long tapered bat? Wot National League sluggers, who "have been flailing away at the breeze attempting to hit Cincinnati's Bob Purkey, Los Angeles' Sandy Koufax and St. Louis' Bob Gibson this year. All three seem headed for their best seasons and all three took impressive steps toward their common goal Wednesday night when/the hitters acted as if Commissioner Ford Frick had 'secretly approved a return . of 1910- vintage baseballs to the NL. Purkey, a hero in Cincinnati's losing 1901 World Series effort, pitched a no-hitter for 8 2-3 innings and wound up with a three- }iit. 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants; Koufax, who set a league record o'f 289 strikeouts last season, fired a three- hitter to give the Dodgers a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Braves, and Gibson, 13-12 in 1961, fanned 12 in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Purkey Now 11-1 Purkey raised his record (o a glittering 11-1, Koufax now has a 9-2 mark and Gibson sports an 8-4 slate, NL Manager Fred Hulchinson could do a lot worse than simply naming those three to face the American League in the July' 10 All-Star game in Washington, B.C. Gordie Coleman drove in two runs with 'his 10th home run and a single to lead the Reds' nine- hit attack that knocked the Giants two full games behind the first-place Dodgers. Koufax, rated one of the worst hitters in baseball' history, hit the first homer of his career to beat Warren Spahn and the Braves. And red- hot rookie first-baseman Fred Whitfield drove in two runs with a single and double to lead the Cardinals to their ninth win in their last 10 games. Pirates Bent Cubs The Pittsburgh Pirates shaded the Chicago Cubs, 6-4 in the only other NL game. In the American League, the Cleveland Indians won, 4-1, after losing to the Washington Senators, 4-2, the Kansas City Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles,- 2-0, and the Minnesota Twins topped the Los Angeles Angels, 4-2. Elroy Face pitched the last 1 1-3 innings for the Pirates to protect A! McBean's sixth win. Bill Virdon hit a three-run homer off Cal Koonce to give the Pirates a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning while Billy Williams hom- ered (or the Cubs. Homers by Ken Ketzer and Joe Hicks featured the Senators' fifth straight win in the opener of their twi-nighler but Dick Donovan gained his ninth triumph for Cleveland in the nightcap on the wings of Johnny Romano's three- run homer. Ed Rakow Wins Fifth Run-scorings singles by Jose Tartabull and Gino Cimoli and Dick Howser's 17th and 18th steals of the season enabled the Athletics to beat the White Sox for 'the seventh time in 10 tries. Ed Rakow received credit for his fifth win with the relief aid of Gordon Jones. iDon SchwaU, 1981 rookie of the year in the AL, who started Wednesday night with a 1-7 mark, pitched a two-hitter for the Red Sox against the Orioles. The Red Sox scored single runs in the second through the fifth innings on sacrifice flys by Bob Tiliman «nd Carl Yastrzemski and run- producing hits by Eddie Bressoud and Frank Ma'lzone. Bob Allison's two-run eighth- inning homer off Ryne Duren gave the Twins a victory that snapped the Angels' five-game winning streak. Dean Chance, fined earlier in the day for breaking curfew rules, gave only one run in seven innings before giving way to Duren. Reliever Ray Moore picked up the win for Minnesota. American League (First game) Cleveland 000 002 000— 243 Washington 010 001 llx— 451 Ramos (8-3) and Romano. Osteen, Hampton (8) and Retzer. Winner — Osteen (3-5). HRs — Retzer, Kicks. (Second game) Cleveland 000 301 000— 471 Washington 010 000 000- 161 Donovan (9-2) and Romano. Stenhouse, Hann'an (8) and Schmidt. Loser — Stenhouse (4-2). 'HR — Romano. Baltimore 000 000 000— 020 Boston Oil 110 OOx— 481 Estrada, Hoeft (5), Stock (8) and Landrith. SchwaU (2-7) and Tiliman. Loser — Estrada (3-8). Chicago . 002 000 100— 380 Kansas City 100 100 20x— 481 .Biushardt, Fisher (7) and Lollar. Rakow, Jones (8) and Ay/cue. Winner — Rakow (5-7). Loser — Buzhardt (6-6). Minnesota 100 000 021— 4 10 0 Los Angeles 020 000 000— 2 10 2 • Kralick, Moore (7) and Battey. Chance, N Duren 8), Spring 9) and Rodgers. Winner — Moore 4,1). Loser — Duren (2-6). HR — Allison. Detroit at New York, Ppd, rain. Baseball Standings By UniUxl Press International National League W. L. Pel. GB Los Angeles 44 20 .688 ... San Francisco 42 22 .656 2 Pittsburgh 34 25 .576 7Ya St. Louis 33 25 ,5fi9 8 Cincinnati ,12 25 .561 8)4 Milwaukee 28 32 .467 14 Houston 25 34 .424 16'/£ Philadelphia 24 35 .407 17 J /s Chicago 20 41 .428 22>/i New York 16 ' 39 .291 23'/ 2 Thursday's Probable Pitchers Los Angeles al Milwaukee — Williams (6-2) vs. 'Shaw (7-2). Pittsburgh al Chicago — Friend (6-7) vs. Ellsworth (4-8). San Francisco al Cincinnati (night) — Pierce (8-1) vs. Jay (8-6). New York at Houston (night)— Craig (3-8) vs.. Bruce (3-8). (Only games scheduled) ' Friday's Games Chicago at New York, night Cincinnati at Philadelphia, night Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, night Houston at Los Angeles, night St. Louis at San Francisco, night American League W. L. Pet. GB New York Minnesota Cleveland Los Angeles Detroit Chicago Baltimore Kansas City Boston Washington 32 22 35, 25 32 23 31 25 .593 .583 .582 .554 28 27 .509 4'/2 29 31 .483 6 .475 fi'/ji .450 8 ,430 9 .381 13'/ a Major League Results By United Press International National.. League Philadelphia 000 000 010- 191 St. Louis 001 130 lOx— 691 Bennett, Green (5), Owens (7) and Dalrymple. Gibson (8-4) and Oliver. Loser — Bennett (2-2). Los Angeles 010 010 OftO— 271 Milwaukee 000 001 000— 130 Koufax (9-2) and N. Sherry, Roseboro (3). Spahn, Fischer (9) and CrandaM. Loser — Spahn (67). HRs — Koufax, McMillan. San Fran. 000000000—0 30 Cincinnati 000 212 OOx— 591 Sanford, Leman (6), Bolin (8) and Bailey. Purkey (11-1) and Edwards. Loser — Sanford (6-6). HR — Coleman. New York at Houston, night, iPpd., rain. Palmer 28 31 27 33 24 32 20 37 Thursday's Probable Pitchers Minnesota at' Los Angeles — Kaat (54) vs. .Belinsky (6-2). Baltimore at Bostort — Barber (44) vs. Monbouquette (4-6). Cleveland at Washington (night) — Grant (34) vs. Cheney (1-1). Chicago at Kansas City (night) - Horlen (5-3) vs. Wyatt (44). (Only games scheduled) Friday's Gnmcs •New York at Cleveland, night Baltimore at Washington, night Boston at 'Detroit, night Los' Angeles at Chicago, night Minnesota at Kansas Cily, night American Association W.L. Pct.CwB Indianapolis 34 23 .596 ... Omaha 30 26 .536 S'/a Louisville 29 26 .527°4 Denver 2fi 28 .481 6'/a Dallas-Ft, Worth 24,29 .453 10 Oklahoma Cily .'.. 23 : 34 .40411 Wednesday's Results Denver 4 Louisvi'l'le 3 (7 innings, 1st) Louisville 3 Denver 0 (2nd) Indianapolis 3 Dallas-Ft. .Worth 2 Omaha 12 Oklahoma City 6 Thursday's Games Omaha at Dallas-Ft. Worth (night) Oklahoma City at Louisvile (night) , , Denver at Indianapolis (night) • AMERICAN LEAGUE LOGAN BOWLMOR W Yankees 4 C Angels , 40 Red Sox 3 3 Senators 3 • 1 Twins ' - . 2 White Sox 2 Orioles I Tigers ' 1 Indians 0 Athletics 0 High Series — Don Redin 618 (206, 213, 199); Don Wise 607 (202 244, 161). Hjgh Games—S. Shanks 212, E. Eussow 211. To 'Charge 'Second Leg Logan Legion Team Defeated by Kokomo The Logansport American Legion baseball (earn dropped' its opener Wednesday night and Coach Bob Hunter commented afterwards, "We've got 'a lot of Work to do, but these kids will be heard from before the year's out." Kokomo visited Riverside Park and handed the Legion squad a 1-4 whipping as Eddie Eisert allowed the locals only five hits and the Logan team handed the visitors enough unearned runs to win the ball game. "They (Kokomo) have a good ball team," said Hunter, "but we'd get two out: in an inning and, bang, they'd rap the ball around and we'd .help 'em .with an error," . . • ' ' Hunter said he has called a practice session Sor 9. a.m. Friday morning to iron out the kinks and do a little changing at a cou pie of infield positions. The Logansport coach felt his team's three week layoff (since the high school baseball season closed) has hurt the sharpness of the team, but it would .come back with more work and a couple of ball games. Kokomo's win was aided by home runs by David in the sixth and E. Barnes in the seventh. David's blast came after two were out and 'a man then reached first base on a throwing error. No hitter on Logan's, team had more than one hit. Logan hosts South Bend Post 50 Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Riverside Park and travels to Delphi Sunday for its first district contest. '• ^ R H' E Kokomo 9 12. 3 Logansport- 4' 5 3 Eisert and Burt; Conrad, Bud Smith (6) and Hewitt. HR—Kofcomo: David and Barnes. REPUTATION GROWING—Bo Bclinsky (top), the Los Angeles Angels' merry-making moundsman who cruises the streets of Hollywood in his red convertible, is gaining himself as big a reputation for his prc-dawn dallying as lor his pitching prowess. His latest ante-meridian antic exploded Wednesday when he and fellow Angel rookie, Dean Chance (bottom) got involved in a yelling feud with their two female companions as they returned from a farewell party for Eddie Fisher. The caper, which cost both an estimated $250 fine by the Angel bigwigs, was reported by a Beverly Hills police officer who said he cajne upon Bolinsky pulling a woman into the seat of his convertible at 5:15 a.m. (DPI) MAKES ADJUSTMENT—To the amusement of the spectators Doug Sanders goes through the motions of adjusting a non- existant girdle just like some of the girls do when they tee off at any golf course. Sanders, however, is not on any golf course, but at Oakmont Country Club where he is participating in the National Open. (UPI Unifax.) HORNETS DOWN FALCONS, 13- 8, IN TIPWA LOOP WALTON—The Hornets downed the Falcons 13-8 while the Comets and Pirates battled to a 3-3 draw in Tipwa Babe Ruth league baseball action here Wednesday night. The Hornets were paced by C. Snyder who hit a triple while St. Clair hit a double and Jones a homer' for the losers. Summary: Hornets Falcons RHE 13 5 0 8 5 0 S. Snyder and T. Snyder; Martin and Jones. RHE Comets , 3 5 0 Pirates 310 Helvie and and Winters. Bruner; Rhoades NAMES LINE COACH PHILADELPHIA (UPI) —Head football coach John Stiegman of the University of Pennsylvania has named Harry T. Gamble offensive line coach. Gamble,. a graduate of Rider College, h a s been coaching at Audubon, N.J., high school, / YANKS TO ARGONAUTS TORONTO (UPI) - The Toron- Ip Argonauls ot the Canadian 'Football League have signed two more American imports — quarterback Joe Rufcigiliano of Trinity and end Larry Allen of the University of Kansas. By LEO H. PETERSEN UPI Sports Editor OAKMONT, Pa. (UPI) — Favored Arnold Palmer, feeling '100 per cent" menially and physically, went out after the second leg of a new golfing grand slam today as a field of 150 Iced off in the first round of the U.S. Open championship. If he adds the Open til!e~to his Masters crown — and he's the 5-1 betting choice to do il—it will leave him needing the British Open and PGA championships to round out Ihe grealesl golfing Feat since Bobby Jones' slam in 1931. Jones won Ihe only four major titles available lo an amateur— the U.S. and British opens and the U.S. and British amateurs. No professional ever has won the four big ones they are eligible for, but Palmer promises that he will try for them "so long as I play the game." Rain Ruins Practice Winning Ihis second leg isn'l going lo be easy, although Palmer got a big assist Wednesday when vain washed out the final practice rounds scheduled for the tournament al Oakmont Countrj Club course. It kept some of the leading conlendcrs, including defending champion Gene Lilller from galling in a much needed lesl run. Mosl of the olhers in the field spent an hour or so on the prac- lice tee before officials decided lo close the course because of the rain to guard against damage lo Gary, *ho has played this course several times, knew there was an out of, bounds on that hole." Furgol also predicted that the ack o: : knowledge on the difficult 3akmont greens would not hurt jitHer. "Any one who coul'd pult on those'rough Thunderbird greens won't have any trouble here," he insisted. Showers Forecast Although the rain let up late Wednesday afternoon, scattered founder showers were forecast for today's first round. President John Winters of the United Stales Golf Association said he expecled a lol of delay and trouble unless the course dries up. "We are going lo have to make a lot of rules on embedded balls unless the course dries up," Winters pointed, out. "There are a lot of soft spots on the fairways that will call for rulings and il will slow up pity." The field of 129 professionals and 21 amaU'irs, is scheduled to starl teeing off al 8 a.m. EDT, playing in towsomcs at six minute intervals. First off (he tee will be Dick Whetzle of Pikesville, Md., and PANTHERS WIN; TIE PLAYED BY LLB The National Bank Senators and David Orioles battled to an 8-8 draw while the Berman Panthers edged the Pennsy Keystones 4-2 in Little League baseball games al Grain Field Wednesday night. The first game~was a slugfest with Zimmerman smacking a pair of doubles and Chapman getting one for the Senators. John Babb and Steve Underly each whacked a two-base blow to help the Orioles. The game will be played off Saturday. The second tilt was more of a pitching duel as Jim Hall of the Panthers bested Larry Bruck of the Keystones. Mike Harris of Berman's got the only extra base blow, a double. the greens and fairways. "Losing that practice round will hurt quite a few of us," Littler complained. "1 only played 27 holes here on Tuesday and ihal isn't nearly enough to learn what you need to know about this exacting course." Palmer wasn't at all downcast. "I'm in a wonderful mental attitude and. feel perfect after the cold and other ailments I suffered the past Iwo weeks," Palmer said. .Summary: Senators Orioles , Zimmerman H 10 7 and Chapman;. Castaldi and Sweet. Panthers Keystones Hall and Buskirk; Bruck and Nicoles. R 4 2 H E 7 1 3 2 INKS BONUS PACT DETROIT (UPI) - The troit Tigers have signed Tom 'Fletcher, a lefthanded pitcher on Illinois' Big Ten champions h i p team, to a bonus contract for an estimated $65,000. Fletcher will be assigned to Knoxville of the Sally League. Says Finger "Dandy" He pulled oul Ihe last of three slitches which were needed to close a slight cul on the third finger of his left hand and pronounced il "fine and dandy." "It shouldn't give me any trouble," he added. "I'll use a Band Aid on it and I shouldn't even know it's there." While .most of the golfers figured Littler would be hurt because he did nol get in enough practice here after winning the $25,000 first place money in (he Thunderbird Open last Sunday, Ihere were olhers who differed. "Sometimes whal you don'l know, don't hurt you," observed Ed Furgol, one of six former Open 'champions in the field. He pointed lo lillle Gary Player, the chief, foreign threat in the field, as an example. "He was talking in the locker room wilh Gardner Dickinson," Fwgol said, "when Gardner asked him how he felt about the out of bounds on the righl of lhe i8th fairway. _ It's the first that Leo Biagetti of Ashland, Ohio. Fural will play wilh former Masters champion Claude Harmon at 3:30 p.m. Littler and Mike Souchak are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. while Palmer, who woi the Open in IWO, goes off wilh one of lhe leading contenders, Jack Nick- laiis, al 1 p.m. The other three fcrmer Open champions in the field are Gary Middlecoff, a two-lime winner; Tommy Boll and Billy Casper. Middlecoff plays wilh Art Wall at 11 a.m. and Casper with Jay Hobert at 2 p.m. Boll was scheduled lo play wilh Dow Finsterwald at 9 a.m., but Finsterwald withdrew Wednesday night because of (he death of bis father. Sammy Snead, who has just turned 50 and is trying for the 22nd time to win the only big golfing tide that has eluded him, will play with Leionel Hebert nt 9:30 a.ms Another 18 hole round will be played Friday with die low 50 and lies' qualifying for the final Iwo rounds of play on Saturday. SAM HUFF SIGNS NEW. YORK (UPI) - Sam •Huff, the New York Giants' star linebacker, has signed for his seventh season in the National Football League. Huff is a former West Virginia standout and four-time all-pro selection. ALL-PURPOSE SUBURBAN TRACTOR Do«» every job easier— mowing, nking, plowing, hauling. All-gear drive lint's fun to run. 22 optional •Niching tools. TEST DRIVE WHEEL HORSE NOW! 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