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^--Leader-Times p«. Tuesday, JMM 20, 1967 · . . '^^^m ' ' ·" - . ' ' · · ' - · · . ' : ' ' · · ' ' · ' · . · ' ; . - - · .--."··.' · . - -v^_ ure Third Straight, Beat Cubs, 4-3 :By FRED McMANE UPI Sports Writer Matty Alou's refresher course in batting from his old professor may have started things rolling toward a successful graduation for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Alou, who earned his masters degree in batting last year when he led tiie National League with a .342 average, learned the fine techniques of hitting - from his manager, Harry Walker, last year, but he was flunking the subject this season and sought his skipper out two weeks ago ior a cram course. Alou took some good notes from Walker's lecture, digested them and began putting the teachings to practical use last Saturday. He banged out four hits Saturday to spark a Pirate victory, added four hits Sunday in another triumph and strokec three more Monday night to pace^Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "Two weeks ago, Harry Walker-told me to choke up a couple of inches on the bat," said the 18-year-old outfielder. "If helped. "Rial and a little luck I'm able to wait on the ball'a little longer now." Team Moves Up Alou's hot'streak has boosted his average to .317 and as i result of his hitting the Pirate; have moved to within four ant one-half games of the .league- leading St. Louis Cardinals. In other National Leagu games Monday, St. Louis edge Houston 5-4 in 11 innings, Lo Angeles nipped Atlanta 3-2 am an Francisco topped Cincinnati · 3 . ' . . ' . ' , Alou's third single of the ;ame scored the deciding run in tie seventh inning as j the ^irates won their third straight. Southpaw Bob Veale received credit for his eighth victory in 0 decisions ' while Ferguson Jenkins suffered his fifth loss in 13 decisions.' Extra Inning Win Roger 1 . : Mar is doubled home Pirn McCarver with the winning run in the llth as the Cardinals boosted their lead over second Yeale (8-2) Tops Bucco Hill Staff By United Press International Notional 1*091* G. AB. R. H. Pet. And Wait 'til Next Year... Clmnte, Pitt Cepeda, StL Staub, Hou Gnzalz, Phil Rose, Cin McCrvr, StL Aaron, Ail Allen, Phil Brock, StL Flood, StL 57227 55207 53193 52165 60238 49173 59229 60224 59270 53207 45 33 18 28 44 29 48 84 .370 72 .348 66 .342 54 . 77 .324 56 .32 74 .323 43 72 .32 48 28 86 .31 66 .31 American Leagu* G. AB. R. H. Pet place ?ame. Cincinnati McCarver to ^one-half .singled off louston reliever Barry Latman with one out. and came all the way around to score on Maris' drive i to right-center. Dick Schpfield, a seldom used utility player, singled home Jim L*febvre with one out in the ninth inning to pace the Dodgers to their third straight victory: Schofield, who also homered F.Rbsn, Bal Kaline, Det Ystzski, Bos Carew, Min Freehn, Det Ptroclli, Bos Berry, Chi Nrthrp, Det Blair, Bal Tovar, Min 62230 61211 62224 62239 62198 60212 59231 55220 54 178 63259. 49 45 38 34 27 29 33 28 21 48 77 .33 69 .32 73 .32 76 .31 61 .30 65 .30 70-.30 66 .30 53 .29* Roberto at Plate Awesome Sight By RUDY CERNKOVIC PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- I f you think Roberto Clemente is jreat this season -- wait until next year. The National ', League's Most Valuable Player of 1966 was asked if this was his best year in the majors. "Every year is my best year," said the spectacular right fielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the major league's leading bitter. When Clemente joined the Pirates in 1955 as a 20-year-old, he. regarded Willie Mays,- already an established star with the New York Giants, as a mod el of excellence. Fans compared Clemente's basket catch with Mays' fielding style. They said the 'young Pirate showed the same speed and ba ting technique. Develops Own Style But when Clemente matured he had developed his own style, his rather outlandish batting stance and went on to win three batting championships. Asked if 'he had modeled himself after Mays, Clemente replied testily: - "I-dori't play like Willie Mays. I play like Roberto Clemente." Clemente was week against St. someone noticed batting last Louis when Lou Brock paying rapt attention. "What's so interesting?" someone asked JBvock.. · . , '"I'm looking at the best hitter in baseball," said.Brock who is among the leader's leading hitters. Clemente goes through a rit Red Sox Rise By MILTON RICHMAN haven't been bunting well orWilliams might have to take a Pressed, "though, he does say ual'When he takes his swings.' When he misses, he : spins around and his batting helmet: falls to the ground. ' . He scrapes the plate with his feet, then takes a swing at what appears to be a bad pitch and connects. Clemente hits, all kinds of pitches. "He's a good good-ball hitter but a better bad-ball hitter," Pie Traynor once remarked. Clemente has 12 home runs and is ahead of his pace last year when he hit a career high of 29. NEW YORK (UPI)--Give some guys an inch and before you know it they want a whole acre. Home Runs in the. contest, got his game- winning hit, off reliever'. Dick Kelley after the. Atlanta southpaw had walked Lefebvre and pinch-hitter Jim. Hickman. , Willie Mays and Jim Hart homered off rookie sensation Gary Nolan to power the Giants to victory over the slumping Reds in the,-only afternoon game. Mays* ninth homer 'of the year came with a man aboard and put the Giants ahead 4-1 in the third inning and Hart's 10th of the season sent the' 19-year- old Nolan to the showers in the same inning. - National-L e a g u e: A a r o n , Braves 17; Wynn, Astros 16; Perez, Reds 14; Brock, Cards 13; Phillips, Cubs and Clemente, Pirates 12. American League: F. Robinson, Orioles 20; Killebrew, Twins 19; Howard, Senators and Yastrzemski, Red Sox 16; Mantle, Yanks 18. [ : Runs Batted In National League: Wynn, As- Dick Williams is a guy like 77 .29i[ that and that's only one reason he's such a good manager. He's Linescores in the Majors By United Press International Bos. at N.Y., night, ppd, rain (First Game) -, Cat 000000020-2 Detroit 6 2 000000000-0 6 0 Wright, Rojas (8) and Rodgers; Lolich, Wickersham (9) and Freehan. WP--Wright (2-0). LP - Lolich (5-9). HR-Reichardt (8th). (Second Game) Cal. 001000 000-- 1 4 1 Detroit 001 001 21x-- 5 6 0 Turner, Kelso (7) and Rodg- Chicago MO 101 000-- 3 10 1 'itt. 300 000 lOx-- 4 9 1 Jenkins, Hartenstein (8) and Hundley; Veale, McBean (8) and May. WP--Veale (8-2). LP --Jenkins (8-5). , v (11 innings) St. L. 000 002 020 01--5 9 0 Hou. 001 002 001 00-- 4 13 0 Gibson, Hoerner (8), Briles (9) and McCarver; Cuellar, Sembera (8), Schneider (8), Eilers (9), Latman (10) and Brand. WP--Briles (3-1). LP-Latman (1-3). HR--Staub (5th). ers; McLain (8-7) LP--Turner (1-1). and Price. HR--Rnoop (First Mkui. Bal. Game) 000002020--4 40 000 000 .000- 0 3 1 tros 48; Clemente, Pirates 46; Aaron, Braves 45; Perez, Reds 44; Phillips, Cubs 42. American League: F. Robinson, Orioles 56; KMlebrew, Twins 52; Yastrzemski, Red Sox 46; Kaline, Tigers 45; Howard, Senators 39. Pitching National League: Queen, Reds 8-1; Lemaster, Braves 7-1 Cuellar, Astros and Veale Pirates 8-2; Farrellj Phils and Hughes, Cards 6-2. American League: Horlen White Sox 8-0; Sparma, Tigers and McGlothlin, Angels 6-1 Tiant, Indians 5-1; Lonborg Red Sox 8-2. Att. L.A. Johnson,' Uecker; 000 002 000--,2 7 1 001 100 001-- 3 7 1 Kelley (9) and Button (4-8) and Boswell (4-4) and Nixon; Phoebus, Miller (9) and Etche barren. LP-- Phoebus (5-3). HR -Oliva (5th). (Second Game) Minn. 003 010 001-- 5 4 0 Bal 023 102 Olx- 9 15 1 Grant, Ollom (3), Perry (3), Roland (6), Worthington (7) and Battey, , Nixon (4); Bunker, Dillman (6) and Roznovsky, -Etchebarren ('··). WP-- Bunker (2-3). LP-- Grant (4-6). HRS-Carew, (5th' ), Killebrew (19th), Allison (9th). (First Game) K.C. 000 200 000- 2 4 0 Cleve. 200 000 002-4 6 0 Dobson (4-3). and ,Roof; Hargs-n (8-6) and Sims. HRS-Wagner (llth), Hargan (1st). (Second Game) K.C. 100 000 000-- 1 6 0 Cleve. 000 000 02x-- 2 6 1 ''Krausse, Edgerton (8), Odom (8) .and Duncan; Siebert, Allen (9) and Azcue. WP-- Siebert (66). LP-- Krausse (3-10). HRS-- Campaneris (2nd), Demeter (3rd). · Notional Leagu* Cirni. 100 101 000-- 3 6 1 S.F. 024 000 OOx-- 6 9 0 Nolan, Arrigo (3), Abernathy (7) and Coker; McCormick (6-3) and Haller. LP-- Nolan (5-2) HRS-- Pinson (5th), Mays (9th), Hart (10th), Pavletich 2 (4th and 5th). Roseboro. LP-Kelley (1-7). HR -Schofield (1st). SVPiteher In 1-hitter For Indians RURAL VALLEY - Joe Talleri hurled one-hit ball las night as the Indians downed the Pirates 7-1 in the Shannoek Valley Little League. The one hit was a single by Doug Arbuckle after two out in the last inning. Talleri struck out 10 and walk- never satisfied. The Red Sox avoided finishing 10th last year by a mere half game and only because it asn't possible for them to be ny worse than the Yankees. Williams, with no previous major league managerial exper- ence whatsoever, was brought n for this year and generally was looked upon as a lamb eing led to the slaughter. Nobody could ever budge 'em BUGS Sign Seventeen Free Agents PITTSBURGH (UPI) -The number of free agents who have signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates rose to 17 today with the receipt of contracts from four prospects. All were assigned to the Salem, Va., club in the rookie Appalachian League. The new group included infielder Charles Hills, 21, of Clemson, S.C.; outfielder James Iglehart, 17, of Oakland, Calif.; infielder William McBrayer, 17, of Williamson, Ws, Va., and infielder Larry Sheppard, 18, of Sacramento, Calif. Monday, the Pirates signed 1 Five June high school graduates. They were righthanded pitcher Terry Gardner, 18, Salem, Ore.; shortstop Raymond Green, 18, Healdsburg, Calif.; righthanded pitcher Paul Strauch, 17, Danvers, Mass.; outfielder' William Spikes, 18, Bogaiusa,' La., and outfielder Tom Gavigan, 17, Canton, Mass. All but Hilms, Gavigan and Sheppard were chosen in the recent draft. ed five. Indian hitters were Talleri, double, two singles; Gary Sodak, t w o s i n g l e s ; M i c h a e l DeMaio, single each. Jeff Fear hurled Pirates, striking out for 11 the and walking five. Larry Pompelia was the catcher. up in Boston, people said. Too many prima donnas. Top many layers doing what they liked. Why it was more like a country club than a ball club. Williams knew exactly what be was getting into, but he welcomed the chance. Now here the season is approaching the half-way mark and the Red Sox are up there in the first division where many feel they have no right to be. Still Not Satisfied They're playing .500 ball which is something no one ever really. expected .of them, ;but Williams isn't· satisfied. ' ; "Darn right I'm not" Bays the freshman, 38-year-old Boston boss, who gets the personal vote here as the American League manager of the year up to this point. "Maybe some people are surprised we've done this well, but I'm not. If anything, I'm a little disapponit- ed." - " · · Why? "Well, because we're still missing on some .(fundamentals. Don't get me wrong, we're much better on them than last year, but you can always, get better^ We just lost three out of four to Washington because we left runners on third base with less than two out and because we failed to bunt. "A little thing like the,bunt can kill you," Williams went on. "We're doing okay on most of the other fundamentals, but we sacrificing. I'm trying to get it across to my pitchers that they can help themselves and stay in there longer simply by being able to lay down a bunt." For the most part, however, Williams is happy with the overall performance of his Red Sox. "My "biggest problem getting the club to play team, not as 25 individuals," he says. "We're doing that -now We're more aggressive; we're doing more running, more stealing and more squeezing We're not sitting back ant playing Fenway Park ball we're playing baseball." It shows. There was the belief in som ot of back talk from some of is minions. Some even thought xxr Williams would throw up his hands in surrender by July. as a quarters that because of his relative youth and inexperience See Eye To Eye 'Ridiculous,' 1 ' he says. "I've iad to disciplinary problem whatsoever. see eye to office .lets me run things the way I like. I haven't had one bit of interference from Mr. (Tom) My players and I eye and the front Yawkey, or Mr. Mr. (Dick) (Heywood) O'Connel! Sullivan Each one has been completely cooperative. Each has been great." Williams comes up with a quick answer anytime anyon asks him which one particular player has been most responsi ble for^the'R'ed Sox success. "All 5,". he replies. 'arl Yastrzemski and Rico 'etrocelli have been outstand- ng and that big Jim Lonborg las pitched extraordinarily well. Tm proud of my whole pitching staff," says Williams. 'It was supposed to have been poor; I'think it's been great." Williams makes no claims about how high the Red Sox will finish. "I think we'll win more than we lose," he insists. "And when we do that, we'll let nature take its course about where we finish." There isn't any doubt at all about the way Williams feel about his job. ."I love every minute of it, he says. You can tell that by lookin at him. "I'm not trying as hard for wme runs this year as I did ast year," he said. Awesome Display One of Clemente's most bril- iant displays was accomplished on May 15 when he drove in all the Pirate runs and yet bis team vas beaten by Cincinnati, 3-7. He hit three home runs and a double to astound a crowd at Crosley Field. Pirate Coach Johnny Pesky, who was a teammate of Ted Williams with the Boston Red Sox, said he had never seen such an. awesome display of batting power in one game. "He hit one to right field and then to right center'," 'Pesky said. "Then he homered over the left field fence. It'was fan- tistic -- absplutely sensational." 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Detroit . 34 28 .548 '3% Minnesota 32 31 .508 6 Cleveland 32 31 .508 " 6 Boston 31 11 .500 SVt Baltimore 30 32 .484 1% California 32 35 .478 8 Kansas City 31 34 .477 8 New York 28, 33 .459 9 Washington 28 36 .433 10% Complete Insurance Service If It's Insurance, We're Equipped To Handle Your Every Need AM UMS of Iwmmtm loud* Hard to Hoee RHtu Cafl Us Today Awl N Protected! PETER GRAFF Insurance Agency · Canter el Arch gad Jeflenw Streets U2-0761 Monday's Results Minn.-4 Bait. 0, 1st, twilight Bait. 9 Minn. 5, 2nd,' night Cleve. 4 K.C. 2, 1st twilight Cleve. 2 K.C. 1, 2nd, night Calif. 2 Detroit 0, 1st, twilight Detroit 5 Calif. 1, 2nd, night Bos. at N.Y., night, ppd., rain Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EOT) Boston (Bell 3-6) at New York (Stottlemyre 6-6), 8 p.m. Washington (Bertaina 1-2) at Chicago (Howard 2-4), 9 p.m. California (Hamilton 0-0) at Detroit (Podres 1-0), 9 p.m. Kansas City (Nash 7-5) Cleveland (Tiant 5-1), 6 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games ioston at New York, night Wash, at Chicago 2, twi-night ansas City at Bait., night ilinnesota at Detroit, night California at Cleveland, night Notional League W. L. Pet. Louis ' Cincinnati "ittsburgh an Francisco Ihicago Ltlanta hiladelphia Los Angeles Houston . Sfew York Buckpasser Rests NEW YORK (UPI)-Buckpas- serj whose , string ;of 1 consecutive victories was bro ken when he finished third in the Bowling Green Handicap last Saturday,' will not run agair until September, it was nounced. Monday by trainer Ed Neloy. DURING 1966 THE LEADER-TIMES WANT-ADS HIT ANOTHER ALL TIME RECORD OF OVER 1,000,000 LINES OF ADVERTISING . . . . A« DISTANCE OF OVER 31 MILES OR OVER 50,000 WANT-ADS GB 37 40 33 34 32 31 .28 26 26 20 22 26 27 28 28 31 32 36 39 38 4% .627 .606 .550 .548 4% .533' 5^ ,500 7^ .467 9% .419 12% .400 14 .345 Monday' Results San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 3 Mttsburgh 4 Chicago 3 (night) St. L. 5 Hou. 4 (11 inns, night) Los Angeles 3 Atlant 2 (night) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Time* EDT) Chicago (Nlekro 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Blass 2-1), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Jaster 3-2) at Houston (Belinsky 1-2), 9 p.m. Atlanta (Lemaster 7-1), at Los Ang'eles (Singer 1-3;, 11 p.m.. Cincinnati (Queen 8-1), at San Francisco (Bolin 3-6 or Marichal 9-5), 11 p.m. New York (Hendley: 2-0) at Philadelphia (L. Jackson 4-7), 8:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games New York at Phila. (night) Chicago at Pittsburgh (night) Cincinnati at Houston (night) SLLouls at Los Angeles (night) Atlanta at San Francisco Leader- Times §42-154

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