The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1966 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 6, 1966
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Bb*w*fll» (Ark.) «ourkr Kcm - Ttawtajr, teptmbw 1, 1IN - M» MAJOK LEAGUE STANDINGS By Tbe Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. 82 87 .590 79 57 .581 IVi 59 Pittsburgh . Los Angeles San Fran. Phila. .... St. Louis .. Cincinnati . •Atlanta ... Houston ... New York . Chicago 79 59 .572 2'/s 76 65 .539 7 , 71 6S .511 11 ,70 39 ' .504 12 69 '0 .496 13 62 79 .440 21 . 59 8* .421 21 49 90 .348 33V' 2 'Monday's Results St. Louis 4-0, Houston 1-6 Pittsburgh 13-5, Atlanta 5-7 :.. Cincinnati 8-8, New York 2-5, 2nd game 10 innings . Chicago 5-2, Philadelphia 4-7 Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 1 Today's Games . Cincinnati at New York, N Philadelphia at Chicago Atlanta at Pittsburgh, N Houston at St. Louis, N San Francisco at Los Angeles, N ' Wednesday's Games Atlanta at Pittsburgh, N Houston at St. Louis, N San Francisco at Los Angeles, »,••'•• Only games schedule •Baltimore . Detroit .... Minnesota . Chicago ... Cleveland .. California . Washington ; New York . Kansas City Boston AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. . 87 51 .630 — . 77 62 .554 Wk . 75 65 .536 13 ..73 68 .518 15V* ..71 70 .504 1TA . 69 69. 500 18 . 64 79 .448 25% ..62 79 .440 -26% . 62 79 .440 26VS 63 81 .438 27 Monday's Results Baltimore 5-7, New York 4-4 .Chicago 7, Minnesota 4 Boston 5-1, Cleveland 1-3 Washington 64, Detroit 4-7 -Kansas City 4, California 1 Today's Games California at Kan ,- City, N Chicago at Minnesota, N Washington at Detroit, N Boston at Cleveland, N New York at Baltimore, N Wednesday's Games California at Kansas City, N Chicago at Minnesota, N Washington at Detroit, N Boston at Cleveland, N New York at Baltimore, N 4 7 14 19 22 TEXAS LEAGUE Final Standings W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS . 71 59 .579 Amarillo ... 77 63 .550 Albuquerque 74 66 .529 Austin ..... 67 73 .479 El Paso .... 62 78 .443 Dal-FW .... 59 81 .421 Monday's Results El Paso 4, Albuquerque 2 Dallas-Ft. Worth 10, Amarillo 4 ARKANSAS 9, Austin 1 Today's Games Playoffs Austin at ARKANSAS Amarillo at Albuquerque INTERNATIOKAL Toronto 10, Buffalo 7 Rochester 10, Syracuse 7 Columbus 7, Richmond 6, 10 innings Jacksonville 5, Toledo 1 PACIFIC COAST Indianapolis 17-6, Oklahoma City 8-1 San Diego 4-4, Phoenix 1-7 Denver 2-5, Tulsa 0-4 Hawaii 3, Seattle 0 Tacoma 4-5, Vancouver 1-3 Spokane 6, Portland 4 Rochester Wins IL Championship ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) The Rochester Red Wings are the 1966 champions of International League baseball. Manager Earl Weaver's, Wings nailed down a record 13th pennant Monday - the last day of the It's 83rd season-by winning the game they had to win from their favorite "cousin," Syracuse, 10-7. It was the Wings' 15th victory in 21 meetings with the last- place Chiefs, and if Rochester hadn't won it, there would have been a fiiree way tie for the championship between the Red Wings, Columbus and Toronto. Sunday *'s By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Larry Dierker, Astros, lahked St. Louis on five bits in a «-0 victory that endec Houston's losing string at nine games. BATTING - Bill Mazeroski, Pirates, smacked two homers, including a grand slam, and knocked in six runs in 13-5 romp over Atlanta. Tht Vltw. from Htft ED HAYES * * * When Is a Balk? VISITING HELENA LAST WEEK FOR FOOTBALL RE- minded me of something that happened in Blytheville in baseball during the American Legion state tournament. Helena, I'm sure you know, is the home of Gene Bearden, former major league pitcher. He southpawed for the Cleveland Indians in the late 1940s, back' when they were good enough to win the World Series. I'm not sure what Bearden does now. He once coached the American Legion team in Helena. Last I heard, he was managing the country club there. And there's a Gene Bearden's Italian Villiage also, so I presume that's his restaurant '. also. Anyway, some of the state tournament people rushed up to Bearden in the grandstand at Light Brigade Field to get his opinion to back up their own opinions. • * * * Blytheville southpaw Jerry McLaughlin was the subject of'the argu—discussion. Lefties have a natural advantage in holding the runner on at first or picking him off. The suave ones baffle both the runner and the umpire. They kick their legs up when they throw to first and they kick their legs up when they throw home. Who can say they're balking? That's why guys like Bearden, Warren Spahn and Whitey Ford made catchers like Jim Hegan, Del Crandall and Yogi Berra look so good. With these guys on the mound, runners didn't do much stealing off these catchers. The runners couldn't go because they didn't know where the ball was going until it plumped into the catcher's mitt. •; • * * * So there he was, Blytheville's ,slim-waisted, slim-voiced southpaw Jerry McLaughlin on the hill in the state tournament and some beefers were maintaining that the kid was balking. . • • • They went up to spectator Bearden for a higher opinion. "All lefthanders balk," Gene ; drawled in reply. *..*''* Cute way to end the controversy, right? And keep your friends, too. ; And get the umpires off the Hook. : It was one for the book. Unfair Finish But McLaughlin was a beleaguered youngster in the state and regional playoffs, so his troubles weren't over. In the season finals, he failed to finish his three assignments. Twice in the state he had to be rescued by Bobby George. In the last game, the Dud Casons' second loss in the regional at Memphis, he was beyond help, by George. It was an unfair finish for the stylish, strikeout craftsman who had produced so many savory moments at Light Brigade Field the past two summers. Dwight Williams took him out and the boy's broken heart dripped all the way into the dugout. Disgusted with himself, he fired his glove against the bench, his last pitch of the season. One of the benchwarmers tried to make a contribution to the team by telling the lefty it was O.K. and all that stuff, and Jerry replied, his voice choking: "Yeah, it's only a regional tournament game." And crumpled in the corner of the dugout. * * *• But Jerry wasn't one to sulk. Besides, there was still hope. From his corner in the dugout he started the ole chatter. He was the first Dud Cason to tell Bobby George, his reliever, to "Come on, beeby, come on, boy!" But all the ole chatter in the world can't make those bats talk. Thus, the long summer came to a swift, unceremonious conclusion. * * •*• Jerry McLaughlin lives in Lepanto. That is, when he isn't pitching in Blytheville in the summer or at Southern Baptist College in the spring. On the way back from Memphis that rain-splattered Sunday, S.D. Bray dropped off the young man at his home. S.D is—well, let's see, what shall I call him—well, baseball business manager for Dud Cason Post 24 fits the bill here, I reckon. Really, S.D. has more titles than Agatha Christie. So, S.D. stopped the vehicle. And put his arm around the boy who had now used up all his Legion baseball eligibility. "Son," he said, "I want you to know how much our association these past two years has meant to me personally, and to all the baseball fans in Blytheville . . ." Jerry turned away. And got out of the vehicle. But not fast enough. S.D. saw it. The young man's eyes were filled with tears. Bob Speeds Home FOUR-DOT DATA: Bob Williams got a call from Ben- tonvilie early Saturday evening. His dad, who's had heart attacks before, had another and was in critical condition. The BHS coach took off immediately. Prayers from Blytheville followed him .... Kiwanis treated its Li'l League baseballers and coaches Gene Hancock and Jerry Wallace to a trip to St. Louis to see the Cards lose to San Francisco Sunday .... Wasn't it a stirring sight to see all those United States of America flags on display along Main yesterday? Central Tigers in Peculiar Position: Grid Record 0-7 Joe Bartlett pounded 314-559 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League ast i-ight at Strat-0-Lanes. Gary Fenton matched his 559. Mickey Yates: pulled down 431; Stella bunts and Clema Booth 164s. 6:30 MIXED DOUBLES • W. L MeFall's Flown- Shop .. 48 24 Patterson's Insurance .. 42 Vi 28% Winsomes ..'. ; 42 30 Vampires 38 34 Boone Cleaners ......... 37 35 Alley Oops 331,4.381,4 Nurses' Helpers 43 . 40 Born Losers .-. 43 40 Both Endert 30 • 42 •In Heads 25 47 By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (P)- Little Rock Central, in years past the most feared high school football power in Arkansas, finds itself today in a peculiar position. The once mighty Tigers are one game deep in the 1966 season an das yet have not tasted victory. Such a situation has been rare at Central. The Tigers took a 6-2 thumping at the hands of upstart Texarkana Friday night and Coach Gene Hall now has his sights set on a perennial Class AA power, Benton, the Tigers' foe Friday night. * * * We've got a lot of work Jo do," Hall said Monday night. "We're just so inexperienced (n the offensive line and we just have no depth." Hall says that at this time hjs Tigers are weaker than year ago. "We'll try to get where we were last year, but don't know when it will be," he said. The Texarkana game di< show Hall that his Tigers have a tough defense. Five times Central relinquished the ball in side its own 40, but the Razor backs managed only one touch down. * * * "But our offense didn't hit a IjcK," Hall said. The only bright spot in the attack was tailback Keith Gold en, a 175-pounder who rushei for 75 yards in the first hal before leaving the game mid wty In the third period because of the heat, ^BOWLING; Pirates Sing 'Happy Birthday to You'with a Blues Beat; Glovemen Rescue Powerful Orioles; Yanks Officiotfy Out; By RON RAPOPORT Anodated Press Sporti Writer Pittsburgh's theme song started out as Happy Birthday to You, but the Pirates ended up singing the blues. • Bill Mazeroski celebrated his 30th birthday Monday with a grand-slam homer in the sixth inning of Pittsburgh's 13-5 blitz of Atlanta in the first game of a doubieheader. Maz also had a bases-empty shot in the third inning and he drove if a run in the first with an infield out. But in the nightcap, Braves pitcher Tony Cloninger breezed I into the ninth inning, with a six- GIANTS LOSE FREDERICKSON Black Day for Irish ByMIKERATHET Associated Press Sports Writer It was a black day for the Irish, even if the names are Pi- etrosante, Izo and Arrington. And Tucker, Frederickson was not in good spirits, either- Nick Pietrosante, George Izo and Dick Arrington, all former Notre Dame football stars, were looking for. jobs today after they were given their walking papers Monday. .Pietrosante and Izo. received the surprise news from the De- ;roit Lions and of the National Football League before a Labor Day practice, and Pietrosante did not take the news lightly. The 29-year-oid fullback*: who led the Lions in rushing in 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1964, felt his re- ease came so near the opening of. file season this weekend that it cut his chances :to negotiate with other clubs. . * * * "I gave them what they wanted for seven years," he said, Triumph In Last Game For Trays LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Texas League pennant winner Arkansas opens a best-of-three series here; tonight against Austin in the first round of the playoffs. The Travelers closed the regular season Monday with a 9-1 victory over the Braves. In other Texas League Labor Day action Dallas-Fort Worth tripped -second place Amarillo 10-4-and El Paso turned back third-place Albuquerque 4-2. Amarillo and Albuquerque meet in the other first round playoff action with tJie winners battling for the playoff title later this week. The Travelers scored six runs in the third inning, highlighted by Manager Vernon Rapp's lead-off double and Rogers Robinson's grand slam home run. the finale at Ray Winder Field saw . Arkansas' Bobby Dews entertain the fans by playing all nine positions. Glen Clark of Austin played every position except pitcher. Rapp hurled two innings for the Travelers, allowing no hits and striking out two batters. Austin Manager Bob Kittle allowed one hit and issued a base on balls in his one-inning Btint. Both managers started. Austin 000 000 010-1 7 2 Arkansas 006 200 Olx-9 7 C Kittle, Morehead 2), Noessel (3), Nixon (7) and Hancock, Porter, Connally, Clark; Rapp, Dews (3) Cecil (4), Hamende (6), Hagen (8), Roque (9) and reeden, Zeller, Rapp, Dews. W—Cecil (4-0). L - Morehead (1-2). Home Run — Arkansas, Robinson (1). : and I think I should have been treated a bit better." He said Coach Harry Gilmer "had not spoken to me for eight weeks before I was called to his office today (Monday) and told I was being cut." Pietrosante, who saw little action during Detroit's winless exhibition season, carried the ball 938 times in his career for 3,933 yards, both Detroit records. Tom Nowatzke and Joe Don Looney probably will take Pi- etrosante's spot. * * ¥ Izo, who played behind Milt Plum and then rookie Karl Sweetan of Wake Forest, was a seven-year veteran. The Lions acquired halfback Jim Todd of Bill State, recently released by Philadelphia. Arrington got the ax along with Jim Boudreaux of Louisiana Tech from the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. The Pats paid plenty to outbid .the Cleveland Browns of the NFL for Arrington, a No. 2 draft choice in 1964 as ,a future, and Boudreaux; a No. 2 pick last year. Both are linemen. Boston also cut split end Charlie Smith, a free agent from Boston College, and signed defensive tackle Ed Kbayat, a nine-year veteran of the NFL. * * * Frederickson of New York suffered torn knee ligaments in Saturday night's exhibition against Green Bay and'under- went surgery Sunday. He will be lost for the season, a crippling blow to the Giants' rebuilding program. "Frederickson was a key man in our offense," Giant Coach Allie Sherman said. "We've got a lot of other good young backs, but Frederickson is the one who made them all go." The former Auburn star, New York's No. 1 draft pick in 1964, was sixth in the NFL in rushing last season with 659 yards in 195 carries. run margin, having allowed the heavy-hitting Pirates Ju«t three hits. The first-place BUGS put up a ferocious fight, scoring four runs in the 'final frame, but Cloninger held OB and fce Braves won 7-5. With the split, the Pittsburgh margin dwindled to a game and a half over second-place Los Angeles, which beat »an Francisco 4-1. The Giants fell 2'/a games off the pace in third place. Mazeroski's grand slam was Ms second this season and the third of his career. He has 15 homers this season. But he wasn't the only long-ball hitter in the doubieheader. Joe Torre, Henry Aaron, Ed Mathews and Denis Menke all hit them out for. the Braves. In other National League games, Cincinnati swept a dou- bieheader from New .York, 8-2 and 8-5, the second game in 10 innings, Philadelphia and Chicago split 4-5 and 7-2, and St. Louis and Houston divided a pair 4-1 and 6-0. The Dodgers snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with four bases on balls and wrapped it up with a run-scoring single by Willie Davis in the ninth, followed by Tommy Davis' run- scoring double. Willie Davis and Hal Lanier of the Giants matched solo homers earlier in the game. Billy Hoeft issued three of the ninth-inning walks, one intentionally, but Frank Linzy, who walked leadoff hitter Jim Gilliam, took toe defeat. A crowd of 54,769 turned out to see the traditional rivals, the largest crowd ever to see a daytime game in Dodger Stadium. Gordy Colenian's pinch-hit may be crumbling, but • couple of glovemen have the situation in hand. Defensive stars Paul Blair and Dave Johnson, who usually perform in the shadow of the Orioles' Frank Robinson-Brooks Robinson-Boog Powell wrecking crew, supplied the big punch Monda; in a 54, 7-4 doubiehead- er sweep over the skidding New York Yankcs. Powell is nursing a hand injury, hrooks Robinson is battling a prolonged batting slump and Frank Robinson hasn't hit a homer in six gmes—but the Orioles are still winging toward their first modern-era pennant. The Robinsons settled for three singles between them in Monday's twin bill and Powell watched from the bench, but Blair and Johnson enjoyed field days as the American League leaders officially ousted the Yankees from the race. * * * . Centerfielder Blair, a normally light-hitting spedster who plays only against left-handed pitching, numbered a homer among his four hits and knocked in five runs, incuding the game- winner in the opener. Second baseman Johnson, making his fust appearance since suffering a broken toe and spikt wound in an Aug. 20 base- path collision, stroked five hits, including a homer and two doubles, while driving to three runs. Tiie sweep stretched Baltimore's lead to 10% games over the .second-place /Detroit Tigers who bowed to Washington 6-4 before beating the. Senators 7-4 in the second game of their dou- bieheader. It also set the Orioles' magic capped a four-run burst UOhe fifth with a sacrifice fly. ', f *£ Johnson drilled his seventh home run in the opener and doubled before Blair', fifth homer, in the second game he drove in two runs, stroking « double and two singles. The Tigers bounced back against Washington in the nightcap behind left-hander Johnny Podres, who yielded six hits'; on tiie way lo his first complete game victory in the league. Homers by Ai Kaline, Norm Cash and Mickey Stanley powered the Detroit attack. ™.';V * t • •'•-.'• .' Kaline and Don Wert homered in the first game but the Senators' F ai k Howard countered by driving in three runs with two singles, breaking a 3-3 tie. in the seventh with his second -hit. Sonny Siebert pitched a "sjx- hitter gfor his 16th victory and struck out 11 as the Indians ended a five-game losing string-to the nightcap against Boston. ers by Tony Conigliro and George Scott backed 'Lee Stange's four-hit pitching urthe first game. '•• Smoky Burgess drove in the tie-breaking run with a pinch-hit single in the seventh, sparking a four-run rally that carried the White Sox past Minnesota. Temmie Agee's two-run single ana 1 a run-costing passed ball completed the winning burst. Rookie Jim Nash held California hitless for 4 2-3 innings and finished with a five-bitter and his loth victory in 11 decisions. Ed Charles paced the A's with tfiree hits and a pair of RBI. single in the 10th inning of the'number for .clinching the flag at second game broke the tie and 114 while mathematically elimi- started a rally that four-run Cincinnati beat the Mets. Leo Cardenas and Tommy Helms homered for the Reds in the Opener. Cardenas and Vada Pinson homered in the nightcap as did Cleon Jones fdr the Mets. Rich Allen's 37th homer and a four-run ninth inning gave Philadelphia all the runs if needed in tiie finale after Glenn Beckert's two-run, two-out single gave the Cubs the opener. Beckert has now hit straight games. safely Jn 16 Larry Dierker brought Houston's nine-game losing streak to a halt by throwing a five-hitter in the second game of the dou- bieheader. Bob Gibson won his 18th game in the opener with a three-hitter for the Cards. Orlando Cepeda hit his l?th homer in the opener and John Bateman of the Astros got four hits and drove in three runs in the nightcap. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Baltimore's power structure nting New York oh the earliest date since 1925. Elsewhere, Cleveland beat Boston 3-1 after dropping its doubieheader opener 5-1; Chicago downed Minnesota 7-4 arid Kansas City defeated California *•!-. * < * Blair slugged a two-run homer in the seventh inning of the first game and delivered • the winning run in the ninth with a two-out single off left-hander Fritz Peterson. He singled another run across in tJie second inning of the nightcap and H GO KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigar. NOTICE This is a notice to all my friends and customers that I have recently purchased Harry's Barber Shop and I will remain in the same location. All your business will be appreciated. The new name of my shop will be Copeland's Barber Shop Buddy Copeland, Owner Raney Wins Oil Belt Golf EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) Tom Raney of Little Rtck covered the final 36 holes in 72-69 Sunday and swept to an easy 11-stroke victory in the Oil Belt Invitational Golf Tournament, Raney's 72-hole total of 280 was four-under-par over the El Dorado Golf and Country Club course where last June he placed second in the state amateur. Harry Lewis of El Dorado was the distant second place finisher at 291. Dudley Taylor of Marshall, Tex., finished third at 293 after closing to within one shot of the lead during the morning round. Taylor, who trailed by five at the start of the third round, was only one stroke behind Raney through tiie first 15 holes. 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