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forJ Hold the Hominy Torre Gorges Himself By HAl. BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer 4h the wonders of a properly prepared lasagna. Popeye relies on spinach but lasagna does The Mcts took the opener 6-3 before Atlanta captured Hie nightcap 7-3. There were only three other games played in the National League. Pittsburgh edged Cin- cinnita 3-2, St. Louis slugged Philadelphia 8-3, and San Francisco dropped Los Angeles 4-1. Houston's game at Chicago was rained out. They may be experts on hominy grits and other South ern dishes in Atlanta, but when it comes to lasagna, Torre 'knows there's no place like •home. ••Yes," he admitted, "my mother made some lasagna last night. I had a couple of the boys 'over and we had a good time." * * * The lasagna didn't do much for his slumping teammates, who had managed just five runs in four games before Sunday, but it certainly straightened out Torre. : "He smashed a bases empty -"home run arid two other hits in | the first game but couldn't over 'clime four hits and five runs batted in by Tommy Davis as the Mets won their third straight. Torre drove in three runs with three more hits in the nightcap to halt a four game Atlanta slide: * * * Davis had two home runs and finished with six hits and seven RBI for the day. Home cooking wasn't the answer though. His mother lives in Los Angeles. Torre's tear lifted his batting average 28 points to .312. Davis' average zoomed 26 points to .333. Roberto Clemente, who leads the National League with a .385 average, drove in two of Pittsburgh's three runs against the Reds. He singled Maury Wills home in the first inning and then clouted his 10th home run of the season in the sixth. Don Clendenon's eighth in- . ing sacrifice fly drove in Willie : Stargell with the winning run ! after Cincinnati had tied it on single runs in the seventh and |eighth. Lou Brock smacked three hits, stole two bases and scored leading St. Louis past four decisions. Gaylord Perry hurled a six hitter and the Giants pushed across three runs in the first inning against Claude Osteen, beating the Dodgers. Jim Davenport and Hal Lanier delivered key doubles in the ' tWlCG lUcllilllg «3L. ijuuia puijb i\,i uv.ii i <-»™ — j Philadelphia. Brock, who has j Giants' first and Willie Mays hit safely in 11 straight games, j run-scoring single produced ban lilted his stolen base total to 211 Francisco's final run m the - tops in the majors. I fourth, Willie Davis' two out Steve Carlton allowed seven!single in the eighth deprived hits and won his third game in I Perry of the shutout. ^ The View from Here ED HAYES * * * Not Enough Scoring Miller Barber 'Bad'Golfer WinsO-Cily OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Miller Barber smiled in the sunshine of victory today after beating Gary Player in a playoff for the Oklahoma City Open Golf Tournament title after rain delayed play of the final round for one hour and 45 minutes. "I didn't remember it felt so good," said Barber, who rolled in a two-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff. "This is nice. I'm very, very pleased." Barber's only other victory in a nine-year professional tour .career was the 1964 Cajjun Classic. Here he was the unheralded challenger as he steadily pulled into a tie with Player on the back nine, and then birdied the final hole to cause the playoff. Player, golfing in the threesome in front of Barber, finished with a birdie ana had taken a momentary lead. "It's kind of hard sitting there on N. 18 and knowing you've got to make a birdie to halve and force a playoff," Barber said. "This has given me a brighter outlook. Everybody has helped me. SOCCER IS NOT THE GAME FOR HIM. "Not enough scoring;" analyzed Fred Mitchell. Now wait a minute. Isn't this the same Fred Mitchell who was verbally slapped in the face by a Li'l Rock coach, the same Fred Mitchell whose handshake was refused by (his same coach? It is, and the reason for the rebuffs is that Mitchell had the audacity to slow the basketball game down and the result was an upset victory for the Blytheville Junior High Papooses. Not enough scoring? "All right, all right," said Fred, "but this is altogether a different sport." True, but stall ball is still stall ball, whether you dribble with your hands or feet. IN MEMPHIS THEY TELL YOU THAT THE GREAT Yamaha can't speak a word of English. They tell you on television and they tell you at the Auditorium. I asked promoter Herb Welch if it was on the up-and-up, that the professional wrestler could not speak English. "No, he can't speak a word," Herb answered . This is news to John Essary the erstwhile umpire who now spends his nights working at the Ritz Theater. If Yamaha can't speak the language, he certainly has done a great job memorizing three lines. . Last Tuesday he was booked at Legion Arena. He arrived early and decided to pass time at the Ritz, The .Japanese chopper walked into flie theater lobby and asked Essary where he could stow his gym bag during the movie. He asked it in English, not Japanese. . . . The other two lines? "Where's the restroom?" "Gimme a box of popcorn." "THIS NEW POSITION IS DEFINITELY A,. CHAL- lenge." This from Raymond (Brick) Bickerstaff, Blytheville High grad who was recently elevated from athletic trainer at Iowa State University to assistant athletic director at the same school. "The past years have been rewarding' in many ways, Brick continued. "Winning will still be my objective but in an entirely different way. In the past I have operated more or less in the background, now it will be right on the line of fire—a truly demanding challenge. "Of course, training will be missed for I truly enjoyed it." Any young man who likes the smell and the atmosphere of the locker room and feels he might'not have the stuff to pay his way through college or earn his living in sports, or the young man perhaps to whom the vicissitudes of coaching aren't worth the compensation, could scarcely do better than look into this business of training. Would the person who gave this same advice to Brick Bickerstaff, some 30 years ago, please.stand up and take a bow? * * * HAVEN'T SEEN THE OFFICIAL WORD ON THIS YET but his good friend Billy Gilbow tells me that Billy Michael has been hired on the football staff at University of Oklahoma. He's been at Texas Western for several seasons. The two Bills from Blytheville were football partners at BHS and UA. "I know Bill is happy," said Gilbow. "This'is something he's always wanted, to coach at a big school." Gilbow and Michael carried Blytheville's colors during their playing careers in college exactly the way you would want your own son to do it. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, May 30 ADULTS $1 — CHILDREN SOe STARTING TIME —8:15 TAG TEAM MATCH 60 Minutes — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Corsica Joe and The Great Yamaha — Vs. — Eric Von Broner And Mark Starr First Match SO Minute Time Limit Best 2 out of 3 Falls Treacherous Phillips Vs. Bob Hamby MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. iincinnati ... 28 16 .630 - . St. Louis .... 23 14 .622 1% Pittsburgh ... 22 16 .579 3 S. Francisco 22 IS .550 4 Chicago ..... 20 18 .526 5 Atlanta 21 20 .512 5% Los Angeles . 17 23 .425 9 Phila'phia .. 16 22 .421 1014 New York .. 14 23 .378 10% Houston 14 27 .341 12% Saturday's Results New York 4, Atlanta 3 Houston 2, Chicago 1 St.' Louis 11, Philadelphia 4 Los Angeles 10, San Francisco 5 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 1 Sunday's Results New York 6-3, Atlanta 3-7 St. Louis S, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 San Francisco.4, Los Angeles Houston at Chicago, rain Today's Games Philadelphia at San Francisco St. Louis at Cincinnati 2, twi- night New York at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games St. Louis at.Cincinnati, N Atlanta at Chicago, 2 Houston at Pittsburgh, 2 New York at Los Angeles, N Philadelphia at .San Francisco 5 5H 6 6 6% 8 8^ 9 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Ihicago ..... 24 13 .649 Detroit ..... 24 14 .632 Baltimore ... 19 18 .514 Cleveland . 19 19 .500 Minnesota . 19 20 .487 Boston ..... 19 20 .487 Kansas City 19 21 .475 New York . . 16 21 .432 California . 18 24 .429 Washington 16 23 .410 Saturday's Results Minnesota 4 Kansas City 1, 1 innings . Washington 8, Detroit 1 Cleveland 5, New York 3 Baltimore 10, Boston 0 Chicago 3, California 1 Sunday's Results Minnesota 4-2, Kansas City 3-7 Detroit 3, Washington 1 New York ... 5, Cleveland 0 Boston 4, Baltimore 3 California 5, Chicago 0 Today's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago at Detroit 2 Kansas City at Washington, 2 Cleveland at Baltimore, 2 Minnesota at New York, 2 California at Boston, 2 MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE Sunday's Results Austin.5, Dallas-Fort Worth 3 ARKANSAS 5, .Albuquerque 1 El Paso at Amarillo, postponed wet grounds Standings W. L. Pet. G.B. Amarillo ...: 24 15 .615 ARKANSAS . 22 16 .579 1% El Paso .... 22 18 .550 2% Albuquerque . 20 22 .476 5% Austin 19 24 .442 7 Dal-FW .... 15 27 .357 10% Monday's Games El Paso at Dallas-Fort Worth Albuquerque at Austin ARKANSAS at Amarillo Saturday's Results PACIFIC COAST Denver 10-3, Phoenix 8-4, 2nd game 8 innings San Diego 4, Indianapolis 0 Spokane 10, Portland 5 Tulsa 2-5, Seattle 1-7 Hawaii 3, Vancouver 0 INTERNATIONAL Rochester J, Buffalo 1 Toledo 4, Richmond 2 Columbus 10, Jacksonville 6 Toronto 5, Syracuse 2 Sunday's Results PACIFIC COAST Indianapolis 5-3, San Diego 3-1 Tacoma 7-4, Oklahoma City 1-0 Tulsa 8, Seattle 1 Hawaii 3-1, Vancouver 1-2 Denver 10, Phoenix 9, 11 innings Portland at Spokane, rain INTERNATIONAL Toronton 1, Buffalo 0 Rochester 6-2, Syracuse 0-9 Columbus 4, Toledo 3 Jacksonville 5-3, Richmond 110 Sunday *'s By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING — Tommy Davis, Mets, rapped> six hits, including a pair of homers, and drove in seven runs as New York divided a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves. PITCHING—Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees, blanked Cleveland 5-0 on five hits for his third shutout of the season. Pele Produces DAKAR Senegal (AP) — Pele, generally regarded as file world's inest soccer player, scored three goals and led the touring Santos Soccer Club to a 4-1 victory over a Senegalese All-Star team Sunday. Czech Wins OTTAWA (AP) - Yuzsoslav Stanek of Czechoslovakia won the Eastern Canadian Open Table Tennis Tournament Sunday, defeating Dennis Neale of England 21-6, 15-21, 28-26, 12-21, 21-18 in the title game. Long Bike Race MONTREAL (AP) - The Belgium A team of Emile Severyns and Patrick Sercu won the Montreal six-day international bike race by a slirn margin over the second-place Denmark team Sunday. Rookie Has Merry Round By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Reggie Smith has made a quick round trip from outfield to infield and back—with a stopover on the Boston Red Sox' bench. But the versatile rookie still looks best to Manager Dick Williams when he's circling the bases. Smith, an early-season disappointment at bat for the hard- hitting Red Sox, broke loose Sunday. by stroking three 'hits and flashing his speed to score three runs in a 4-3 Boston victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Elsewhere, the Detroit Tigers trimmed Washington 3-1 and climbed within one-half game of the American League-leading Chicago White Sox, who were blanked by California 5-0. The New York Yankees shut' out Cleveland 5-0 and Minnesota divided a doubleheader with Kansas City, winning the first game 4-3 and dropping the nightcap 7-2, Pittsburgh edged Cincinnati 32, St. Louis downed Philadelphia 8-3, San Francisco topped Los Angeles 4-1 and the New York Mets beat Atlanta 6-3 before bowing 7-3 in the second game of their doubleheader. Houston and the Chicago Cubs were rained out. * + * Reggie's batting average dipped below .200, however, and Andrews bounced back to. claim the second base job. Then, after an eight-game sojourn on the bench, Smith was returned to center field — and began hitting. California's Jim McGIothlin stopped the Whit Sox on six hits for his fourth victory in five decisions while two Chicago errors contributed to three Angel runs. Don Mincher's double and A! Weis' boot produced a run in the fourth and Ken Berry's misplay on a single by Jim Fregosi helped'the Angels push over two more in the eighth. \ Momlty, Miy M, 196? jj I PAGE S10HT 1 iiHininiiiiiniininiinMniMniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil Denny McLain, with last-out relief by Fred Gladding, hurled the Tigers past Washington before a crowd of 52,357 at Detroit — the largest in the majors this season. Dick McAuliffe's sacrifice fly and run-scoring singles by Willie Morton and Jim Northrup capped the Tigers' deciding sixth-inning flurry against loser Pete Richert. * * * Mel Stottlemyre fired a five- hitter, Mickey Mantle crashed his llth homer and Charlie Smith hit his first circuit of the season as the Yankees throttled the Indians at Cleveland. Stottlemyre squared his record at 4- 21 INCH PICTURE TUBE $ 29 95 Installed Includes tube - lobar - pick up and delivery. In city limits. Excludes Color or metal tubes. WILSON'S T.V. 109 E. Main Ph. PO 3-4237 To Our Many Friends and Customers We Are Moving To Our New Location Corner Franklin & Ash Streets Eaves Auto Clinic iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiinnininnwi* 11 "! 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