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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 19, 1967
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Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier Kern - M«nd»y, Jiae 1», Mff . Piff Wat Big Jack Felt like an Idiot' By BOB GREEN | collector] of three Masters, a Associated Press Sports Writer' PGA and a British Open crown. 1 ' I had to make a decision on SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - the 18U , ^,. Nick , aus said . "I fell like an idiot, standing^ , 8 , h jg a 542 _ yardi par 5 one-iron in my ho | e (here witn hand," Jack Nicklaus said. "But I knew what I had to do to win this golf tournament." The bulky Golden Bear, at age 27 perhaps the best golfer the world has seen, was explaining the final moments of his record-shattering triumph in the United States-Open Golf Tournament Sunday. I was four strokes ahead and knew I had to beat (Arnold) Palmer to win it. "Two things were going through my mind. One was what Arnie said last year, that he was thinking about breaking Hogan's record when he had that blow-uP in San Francisco. "The other was that Dick i Mayer took a seven on this ."I wasn't thinking about | same hole and lost tne Open m records," Nicklaus said over 1^54 and over. "Records come. | "Those were the things I was They're made to be broken. I j thinking about. I knew the only just wanted to win this tourna-1 way Al . nie cou i d C3lc h me was ment." j for him to get a three and me a He did. And—he insists it was j seven So j was shooting for a entirely incidental—he broke Ben Hogan's 19-year-old Open scoring record of 276 by one stroke with a curling, 23-foot putt on the final hole. It gave him a final round 65, five under par for the stately old' Baltusroi Course, and a 72- hole total of 275, adding the Open scoring record to his Masters mark of 271. But he Was more concerned with adding this second Open title—he won his first in 1962 in his first year as a pro-to his six or better. "So I took out a one iron—I felt like an idiot doing it —and aimed it down the right side of the farway. I was in the rough, on something that looked like a cable. So I got a drop and hit an eight iron back to the fairway." He reached the green in three "and that's when .1 knew I had the tournament won." For all intents and purposes, however, he had it won much earlier, when he reeled off a string of three straight birdies on the third through fifth holes. That gave him a lead he never relinqushed. Palmer, who was tied with Nicklaus and Casper for second going into the final round, finished with a 69 for second place at 279. Playing in the same two. . some with Nicklaus, he didn't of victory Sunday after winning j g birdje untj] thg mhi but fl,* Milwaukee Javcee Open * dded anotner at the 18th. Casper, the defending champion, was bothered by drivng Susie Ready To Quit Golf MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) Susie Maxwell stood in the flush AMOR I EAUUh STANDINGS National League W, L. Pet. G.B. St. Louis 36 22 Cincinnati ... 40 25 Ihicago 32 27 Pittsburgh ... 32 27 San Francisco 33 28 Atlanta .... 3130 Philadelphia .. 28 32 Los Angeles Houston — New York 25 36 26 38 20 38 .621 .615 .542 .542 .541 .508 .467 .410 .406 .345 14 5 5 5 7 9V-! 13 1314 Saturday's Results Chicago 9, New York 1 Atlanta 3-3, Houston 1-4, 1st game 10 innings Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 5 San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 6, Cincinnati 1 Sunday's Results New York 4-3, Chicago 3-4, 1st game 10 innings Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3 Houston 2, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 4, Sanfrancisco 1 Los Angeles 5, Cincinnati 3 Today's Games Cincinnati at San Francisco Chicago at Pittsburgh, N St. Louis at Houston, Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games New York at Philadelphia, N Chicago at Pittsburgh, N St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco, N Rookie Bubbles over Ace By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Don Wilson won't mind passing up another breakfat . .if it means more champagne before dinner. Wilson, a 22-year-old Houston rookie, pitched an overpowering, 2-0 no-hitter — first in the National League since 1965 — against the usually potent Atlanta Braves Sunday. The 6-foot-3 right-hander walked three Braves, but struck out 15 — including five of the last six he faced — in hurling the first no-hitter in the Astrodome. And he did it all on an empty stomach. I didn't change one thing today," he said between sips of the bubbly in the chaotic Astros' clubhouse. Oh, yes, there was one thing. My wife didn't cook breakfast for me. She wasn't feeling good." Would he skip breakfast before his next start? I'll try it one more time and see what happens." * Elsewhere American League the Milwaukee Jaycee Opel Golf Tournament and solemnly said she was ready to drop professional golf at the drop of a proposal. ! with a .- iui <.««., -.^ u.,....^ "The tour is nice, said the i back of Don Januaryi who had a for fourth a 72 {or 282, one stroke 25-year-old Oklahoman after pocketing $2,250—the biggest pay check of her pro career. final round 70. Marty Fleckman, the 23-year- old amateur from Port Arthur, "It's fun. It gives you a chance Tfix ^ who led the third round> to travel all over and meet b]ew sky hjgh w]th an 80 for m> some wonderful people. "But it's not the most impor- lant thing in a girl's life. To me that's getting married and having a family." the Ladies Professional Golf Association 1967 earnings list with her five- ttroke triumph carved out of rounds of 63, 73 and 75 for an f.ven par 216. Tied for second place with 221 totals were Barbara Romack, Sacramento. Calif., 73-74-74; Judy Kimbll, Button, Mass., 7273-76; Peggy Wilson, Bonsall, Calif., 73 : 72-76, and Judy Tor- luemke, North Key Largo, Fla., 73-73-75. putting him far, far back in Hie pack. He started with three bogeys, and also bogeyed six of seven holes on the back nine. Hogan, 55, seeking his fifth Susie, who says she's waiting Q ^ had a final 72 {or 292 for her beau in San Francisco to pop the question, climbed to second place on iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniinniiiiiiiniiiiiiii! niniiiiiniiiu Sunday ir's Hiii;:n aii: J iiiililiiiaimi> null: PITCHING - Don Wilson, Astros, fired the first winning no-hitter of the season, striking out 15 and facing just 30 batters in a 2-0 victory over Atlanta. BATTING — Matty Alou, Pirates, cracked four hits for the second day in a row, sparking Pittsburgh to a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia. W. L. . 36 23 33 27 30 Pet. G.B. 31 31 31 30 31 32 .610 .550 .508 .500 .492 .492 .483 .477 .459 .438 3% 6 6% 7 7 7<A 8 9 lOMs Chicago ... Detroit ... Minnesota Boston ... Cleveland Kansas City 31 Baltimore ..29 31 California ..31 34 New York .. 28 33 Wash'in .... 28 36 Saturday's Results Chicago 1, New York 0 Boston 5, Washington \ Detroit 7-5, Kansas City 6-6, 2nd game 19 innings Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 7, California 5 Sunday's Results Washington 3, Boston 2, 10 innings Kansas City 8, Detroit 4 California 5, Baltimore 3 Chicago 7-4, New York 3-0 Minnesota 4. Cleveland 2 Today's Games California at Detroit, 2, twi- night Minnesota, at Baltimore, Boston at New York, N ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED Tuesday's Games Washington at Chicago, N California at Detroit, N Kansas City at .Cleveland, N Boston at New York, N Only games scheduled MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE : By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I W. L. Pet. G.B. the NL, St. Louis trimmed San Francisco 41 to move past Cincinnati into first place while Los Angeles cuffed the Reds 5-3, Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 5-3 and (lie Chicago Cubs split a doubleheader with the New York Mels, winning 4-3 after losing by the same score in 10 innings. Wilson, who got a saving assist from third baseman Bob Aspromonte in the sixth inning, walked Denis Menke leading off the eighth, then struck out pinch hitters Rico. Carty, Charles Lau and Clete Boyer. In the ninth. Felipe Alou fouled out to Aspromonte, Tito Francona fanned — and slugging Hank Aaron stood between Wilson and the champagne. 1 consider him one of the best clutchers in the game," Wilson said later. I checked the Scoreboard to see who they had coming up. I didn't want to face Aaron, but after I walked Menke in the eighth, I knew I'd have to." Aaron ran the count to 3-2, fouled off the next pitch and then went down swinging. He just threw it right past me," Aaron said. This kid threw as hard as anybody we've faced all year. He's the kind of guy that makes me want to retire from the game." * * * The Astros clipped Phil Niek- ro for their two runs in the fourth on Sonny Jackson's single, Jim Wynn's double, a single by Rusty Staub and an infield out. ered and threw out the runner while still on his knees. Aspro made a great throw," Wilson said. He actually saved the game." * * * The no-hitter was the first in the NL since Sandy Koufax beat the Cubs with a perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965. Baltimore's Steve Barber and Stu Miller combined for a no-hitter against Detroit on April 30, but the Tigers beat the Orioles 2-1. Bo Belinsky, now with the Astros, was the last rookie to hurl a no-hitter, accomplishing the feat for the Los Angeles Angels against Baltimore in 1962. BATTING LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (125 at bats) - Clemente, Pitt., .374; Cepeda, StL., .374. Runs — Aaron, All, 48; Clemente, Pitt., 45; Brock, St.L., 45. The former Houston pitchen — Don Nottebart and Ken Johnon — pitched no-hitters for the \stros on the road, Nottebart eat the Phillies 4-1 in 1963 but ohnson was beaten by Cincinati 1-0 the next year. Harvey Haddix was the last itcher to stymie the Brav:s, itching 12 perfect innings gainst them in 1959 before los- ng 1-0 on Joe Adcock's 13th in- ing double. « * * Dick Hughes stopped San 'rancisco on four hits and Orando Cepeda cracked a two-run lomer against his former mates is the Cardinals climbed into irst place by six percentage Runs batted in Wynn, Houst., 48; Clemente, Pitt., 46. Hits - Brock, St.L., 85; Clemente, Pitt., 83. Doubles — Cepeda, St.L., 18; R. Allen, Phil., 17. Triples — Williams, Chic., 5; Pinson, Cin., 5; Gonzalez, Phil., 5. Home runs — Aaron, All., 17; Wynn, Houst., 16. Stolen bases — Brock, St.L., 25; Phillips, Chic., 16. Amarillo Arkansas El Paso Albu'que Austin DKOPINS? RENT A FORD FROM US. (We're jurt a few minutes away.) 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BROADWAY PHONE PO 8-4453 35 25 34 26 33 28 27 31 28 36 .583 — .567 1 .541 .466 .438 2% 7 Dal-FW .... 26 37 .413 WA Sunday's Results El Paso 11, Albuquerque 6 Amarillo 9, Dallas-Fort Worth Arkansas 11, Austin 0 Monday's Garnet Dallas-Fort Worth at Albuquerque Arkansas at El Paso Amarillo at Austin Saturday's Results Pacific Coast League Tulsa 6-5, Tacoma 3-7 Phoenix 8-3, Vancouver 7-4, 2nd game 8 innings Oklahoma City 4, Indianapolis 2 Seattle 5, Portland 4 San Diego 6, Denver 2 Hawaii 9, Spokane 4 International League Buffalo 6, Richmond 1 Toledo 7, Rochester 2 Columbus 3, Syracuse 2, 11 innings Jacksonville at Toronto, rain Sunday's Results Pacific Coast League San Diego 8-2, Denver 7-0 Portland 4-0, Seattle 3-2 Vancouver at Phoenix, rain Oklahoma City 10, Indianapolis 3 Tacoma 4, Tulsa 3 game, 2nd late International League Jacksonville 3-1, Toronto 2-2, 1st game 10 innings, 2nd 12 innings Richmond S-3, Buffalo 1-4 Toledo 4-9, Rochester 0-7 Columbus 4-5, Syracuse 2-3 Wilson, who came into the game with a 3-3 record, retired Jie first 14 batters before walking Menke in the fifth. With two out in the sixth, Aspromonte made a diving stop of Alou's smash to his left, recov- AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (125 at bats)—Kaline, Det., .332; F. Robinson, Bait., ,330. Runs — F. Robinson, Ball., 47; Tovar, Minn., 47. Runs batted in — F. Robinson, Bait., 56; Killebrew, Minn., 51. Hits - Tovar, Minn., 76; Carew, Minn., 75. Doubles — Tovar, Minn., 16; Campaneris, K. C., 14; Yas trzemski, Bost., 14. Triples — Buford, Chic., 5 Monday, K. C. 5; Versalles Minn., 5. Home runs — F. Robinson Bait., 20; Killebrew, Minn., 18 Stolen bases — Campaneris K.C., 26; Agee, Chic., 20. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (7 decisions) — Queen, Cin., 8-1, .889; Lemaster All., 7-1, .875. Strikeouts — Marichal, S.F. 115; Cuellar, Houst., 97; Nolan Cin., 97. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (7 decisions) — Hor len, Chic., 8-0, 1.000; McGloth lin, Calif., 6-1, .857; Sparma Det., 6-1, .857. Strikeouts — Lonborg, Bost. 8; Peters, Chic., 92. loints. Left-hander Claude Osteen So Dark «nt first baseman Ramon Webster to the bench and put the surprised Hunter on irst. I didn't know what was coming off," said Hunter, who msn't played first base since ligh school. I wanted to finish he game." As it turned out he did, but at first base, because Pierce struck out Brown and there was no further need for Hunter's Etching arm, • « * The Tigers' defeat, plus the White Sox double victory, put Chicago in front in the American League by 3% games. The Sox got great pitching from Gary Peters, who won his ninth weathered Cincinnati 12 hits and troked a two-run single, help- ng the Dodgers knock the Reds lit of the fop spot for the first ime since April 27. Matty Alou collected four hits or the second day in a row, eading the Pirates past Philadelphia. Winning pitcher Tommie Sisk drilled a two-run single n a four-run first inning burst :hat offset the Phillies' late iurge. Tom Reynolds' leadoff homer n the 10th inning lifted the Mets >ast Chicago in the opener but :he Cubs snapped a 3-3 deadlock n the eighth inning of the nightcap on Lee Thomas' sacrifice ly, following singles by Glenn Beckert and Billy Williams. By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer When he saw Manager Alvin 3ark coming out to the mound Kansas City pitcher Jim Hunter was disappointed. When he found himself playing first base, Kansas City pitcher Jim Hunter was amazed, amazed. The managerial shell game occurred in the ninth inning of the Athletics' 8-4 triumph over Detroit Sunday. Dark found his bullpen depleted after 28 innings of doubleheader baseball Saturday and figured he'd better not be too hasty in removing Hunter from the game altoget'-cr. In other American League action Sunday,. Chicago swept two from New York 7-3 mr' 4-0, Washington downed Boston 3-2 in 10 innings, California beat Baltimore 5-3 and Minnesota took Cleveland 4-2. * * . . * Hunter was protecting a five- run lead in the ninth, but when, with two out, the Tigers loaded the bases, Dark brought in rookie left-hander Tony Pierce. I wanted Pierce to pitch to (Gates) Brown," Dark said, and have Hunter come back to pitch to (AI)Kaline. ,1 didn't have another right-hander in the bullpen because of that 19-inning game Saturday night." Ecuador Flattens US GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Tiny Ecuador needed only a split in today's final two singles matches to oust the powerful U.S. team in the American Zone Davis Cup tennis playoffs. But despite the double defeat suffered by his team Sunday and the 2-1 deficit it faces in the best-of-5 series, George MacCall, nonplaying captain of the American team, remained confident that the United States would win. ' It should be better than even money that we will win both singles," said MacCall, after watching Miguel Olvera lead a stirring Ecuador comeback. « * * Oliver whipped Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va., 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 62 and then teamed with Francisco Guzman for a 0-6, 9-7, 6-3 4-6 8-6 victory over Clark Graebner of Beachwood, Ohio and Marty Riessen of Evanslon, 111., in the doubles. game in the opener, limiting tfy Yanks to five hits, and from Tommy John, who shut out the Yanks on six hits in the finale. Hank Allen's pinch single with ; two out in the 10th inning gave .'.' Washington its triumph. Batting 'or Mike Epstein, Allen drove in. Bob Saverine, who led off with a walk and moved up on Ed Stroud's sacrifice. Carl Yas: trzemski tied the game in the ninth with his 16th homer of,ihe season. Woodie Held continued to torment his ex-teammates in Baltimore, driving in two runs in the first inning of the Angels' victory over the Birds. In four games' over the weekend, Held '-'ocked in six runs. The Angels have now won 11 of their last IS games while the Orioles have lost six of seven. Tony Oliva returned from two days in a hospital bed just long enough to hit a three-run pinch double in the eighth inning-or, the Twins' game. Oliva, wo ran into a fence Friday, got his hit off reliever Steve Bailey after the Twins scored their first run of the game when Harmon Killebrew walked with the bases loaded. A Good Man to Know Charles W Johnston 218 Walker Blvd. Phone FO 3-4277 LIFE INSURANCE COMMNT Trojans May be Set For Long Track Reign SPRINGFIELD, N. J. (AP) -Miller Barber of Texarkana, Ark., earned $1,475 for his four- round score of 289 in the National Open Golf Tournament here Sunday, and R. H. Sikes ef Springdale, Ark., collected $755 with a 296. Winner Jack Nicklaui took home $30,000 tar bii 275. PROVO, Utah (AP) - Southern California is collegate track and field king once more, and the reign may he a long one. That was obvious after ttie Trojans made a joke of the team competition in the 46th annual NCAA track and field meet at Brigham Young University Saturday night. As 19,500 watched, Southern California broke the world 440- yard relay record with three sophomores and a junior, swept the top two places in the pole vault with two sophomores, and rolled up 86 points with surprising ease. Oregon was a distant second with 40 points and defending champion UCLA was third with 27. The Southern California relay youngsters include Lennox Miller, who finished second in both Sie 100 and 220 with times of 9.2 and 20.4; Fred Kuller, fourth in the 100; 0. J. Simpson, sixth in the 100; and junior Earl McCullouch, high hurdle winner in 13.4. With Miller running the anchor leg, the team flew around *e track in 38.6, one full second under the listed world record. This same bunch had been clocked in 39.0 only «evtn days earlier. All four agreed that greater performances are in the offing. "We can do one second better," Simpson said. 'Our passes were bad. I was running with Lennox, and you're not sup- posed to do that." 'I know we can do much better," said McCullouch. "I made a terrible pass to Kuller." Members of the relay team scored 41 points among them— enough to win the meet by themselves. But that's only part of it. Sophomore pole vaulters Bob Seagren and Paul Wilson put on an exciting show as both tried to clear a world-record height of 17-8. Seagren has the pending mark of 17-7, set only a few days before the meet. Both men failed on three tries after clearing 17-4 but Seagren said sombne might clear 18 feet later this year. He said he might be 'the one, with Wilson and UCLA vaulters Dick Railsback and Rick Sloan also having a chance. Big Randy Matson of Texas A&M won the shot and discus titles for the second straight year and then said he would give up the discus next year. "I'm a shot putter," he Mid. "I'm going to concentrate on the shot. There are a lot of good discus men around." Matson, who hat a beat of 2139 in the discus, won with a throw of 190-4 after M« meet record 67-9Vi in the shot. The other double winner, Gerry Lindgren of Washington State, said he wai tired after the three-mile run Saturday night. He won the six-mile Thursday, and in botti races finished with great margins. Tommie Smith, the San Jose State .star who won the 220 in 20.2, said he was unhappy with bis time—even though it was just a shade off his world record of 20 seconds flat. "I guess it's all in relaxation," Smith said, "I don't know." Jim Ryun of Kansas, world record-holder in the mile, said the slow pace wiped out the possibility of a sub four-minute ef- tude. He sprinted the final lap in 52.5 and won in 4:03.5. TOP PRICE For Your Clean Late Model USED CARS And Trucks BOB SULLIVAN Chevrolet-Cadillac Co. 1400 S. Division Ph. PO 3-4578 Wl N A $500 SAVINGS BOND OR OTHER VALUABLE PRIZES OFFERED! 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