Twins Fight For Second In American By MURRAY ROSE At»oci«t»d Preii Sporti Writer The Yankees' runaway in the American League apparently hasn't dimmed the enthusiasm of the fans in Minnesota where thn Twins are making a strong fiKhl to take over second place again. A crowd of 25,014 in tho Minno- apolis-St. Paul area wa s on hand Wednesday night and boosted home atlenance to 1,017,14(5—the third straijjlit year the Twins have lured more than a million customers. The fans had a ball Wednesday Errors Help Decide Games In Softball Garnaml Furniture, Garden City Co-op, and Kunz Mobil Service won second-round men's slow-pitch soflball games at Fansler Field here Wednesday night. In the opener of a triple-header, Garnand topped Church of the Nazarene by 14-1, slamming out 20 hita, including six for extra bases. Garnand got eight runs on nine hits in the sixth frame. Ken Allen doubled twice and singled for the winners. Tom Brungardt and Frank McGaughey each singled twice and doubled. Ray Allen singled three times. Paul Walker singled twice Thompson hit a triple. Gernand Naxerenes R H E 030 108 2-14 20 3 100 000 0— 1 8 5 Co-op bested NuStyle Shoe Store by 9-4, taking advantage of eight errors by the losers. Co-op bats rapped out 11 hits and the winners made just three errors. Ton of the 11 Co-op hits were \ singles, with Bob Ruipp getting a, triple. Lee Rupp and Marion Metts each singled twice. For Nu-Style, Ted Porter tripled and j Bob Adams doubled. Co-op Nu-StyU R H Oil 033 1-9 11 000 300 1-4 4 Kunz Mobil led tho full route against Lutherans, winning by 7-2. The losers made nine errors. Corky Tabor doubled and singled for the winners. Mike Landson and Bernard McPhcrson each singled twice. Lutherans got an inside-the-park homer from Ken Mangan plus five scattered singles. Kurn Lutherans R H E 311 Oil 0—7 11 3 010 010 0-2 e 9 Play Starts in Syracuse Meet SYRACUSE — Play starts tonight in the Syracuse Invitational adult baseball tourney, with six teams taking part. Leoti takes on Guymon, Okla., at 6 p.m. in the opener. At 8:30 p.m., Ulysses mixes with the Leoti Latins. Syracuse is on Mountain Time. Friday, the 5 p.m. name matches Lakin with the winner of the Leoti-Guymon same. At 8:30 p.m., host Syracuse goes against the Ulysses-Latin Winner. Third place will foe decided at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by thej title game at 8:30 p.m. The meet j is single-elimination. i Trophies will be awarded for first, s&cond, and third places. Leading tourney batter also gets « trophy. Dick Iloklrcn, Syra-' use Journal editor, is tourney ! director. I They watched the scoreboard and chrered as the Yankees | took a double beating from the I Rod Sox «t Boston, 14-7 and 5-4, I and the Cleveland Indians nipped the second-place White Sox at i Chicago. 1-0. in II inning., on Willie Kirkland's homer. i Tlion they whooped it up a Bernie Allen's single drove in the run that gave the Twins a nth-inning 2-1 rdgn over the Baltimore Orioles who had been nipping at their htwls. As a result of the night's activity, the Yanks wer fi eight games in front of the White Sox with the Twins just another length behind and the Orioles lO 1 ':; behind the loaKiie Iraders. In the other AL night games, tire Angels heal Hip Washington Senators at I/is Angeles, 2-0, and the Detroit Tigers whipped the Athletics at Kansas City, 5-2. The race tightened in the National League as the Milwaukee Braves beat Lo s Angeles 5-3, cutting the Dodgers' lead to three games over San Francisco and (our over St Louis. The Giants nipped the Cincinnati Reds 7-6, in 10 innings, and the Cards topped Houston. 32 Philadelphia rapped Chicago in both ends of a doubleheader, 7-2 and 9-3. The New York Mets downed Pittsburgh, 4-2. Allen, benched most of the season by a weak bat and hitting .195, lashed a Stu Miller serve into right field to score Vic Power who had d.iubJed, with the winner. Bill Daley, who hurled four innings of slutout relief collected is fourth victory. He has lost two. The Yankees saw their six- ganie victory streak ended by a barrage of 19 hits in the Boston daylight and then had a four-run rally in the ninth inning just fall short under the lights in Die day- night doubleheader. Dick Stu&rt had a picnic against thiR Yanks. He collected six hits and drove in six runs. The Sox first baseman clouted his 29th homer, a two-run shot in the eighth inning of the second game. Tlie crowning blow, however, "•as relief ritcher Jack Lamaoc's first hit of the season—a three-nm homer hi Boston's five-run seventh inning of the first game. Ball 'Classic' Here Tonight The linamcnt and bandages com e out tonight at Chet Cleaver Field here — for the aches and pains will probably be plentiful. Occasion is the fourth annual "old men' s crutch" softball game between two long-time service club rivals. The Lions and Rotary mix, starting at 7 p.m. Thp game is scheduled for five innings, but may not last that long if aged players cannot hold up. There is no admission eliarge; most folks generally agree it won't be worth the admission price. This i s billed a s the "do-or-die" Rame in the series for the Rotarians, for the Lions hold a 2-1 edge in the series. It is also billed as the city service club championship match. John Walters will manage the Rotary squad. Morris Jones will catch. Jap Adams is slated for duty a s scorekeepcr and stunt man. Trainers are doctors Robert Fonton and L. E. Fairbairn The Lions have a similar impressive lineup. Al Rauhut will pitch and Al Thies will catch. Trainer will be Dr. John 0. Austin. O. D. Calhoon will be scorekeeper and Acy Hall manager. Reports indicate that both local funeral homes plan to have their ambulances on standby duty. FANFARE Ditren Orbits, Sharks Crowned City Junior Softball Champions Big-City Teams Are Tabbed Slow-Pitch Meet Favorites Korff Wins Golf Crown in Playoff Charley Korff is the 19153 men's handicap tournament champion at Garden City Country Club. Korff Sunday had to ?o three extra holes in a sudden-death playoff to defeat Cap Schiffelbein for th« coveted crown. The two ended the regulation 18 holes of thei r title match all tied up. Both players shot 39-36—75 for the regulation 18 holes. Par is 36-36-72. On the first extra hole (par 5), each carded a birdie four. On the 20th hole, both matched par- 4. But on tile 21st hole, Korff won with a biniie-4. Schiffelbein carded a par-5. Sixty-four p!a'.\crs had entered the tourney, played ove r the past several weeks. Korff had defeated Bert Vance by 1-up on the J9th hole in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, he topped Doug Weber, also 1-up on the 19th. Schiffelbein beat Terry Jones 4 and 3 in the quarter-finals. la i EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixteen , team* are entered In this week- I end's Kent's state slow-pitch I softball tourney here. This article discusses 10 of the clubs competing. The other six were «li4u«ied In Wednesday's Telegram. WICHITA I Two of the tourney's finest en- i tries will come from Wichita, i They arc La/y-R Cafe, managed ' by Chuck Broskey, and the i "Candy Dandies," sponsored by i Stevens Tobacco Co. The latter club is managed by Joe Stevens, who also pitches. He is an amazing 52 years old and still an active player. Stevens has pitched softball for 36 years in Kansas and Oklahoma and is a staunch booster of the new game of slow-pitch. This year is the third for slow- pitch in Wichita, and an eight- team league played there. Beech, Cessna, Boeing, and other aircraft companies also sponsor the sport as part of their company recreation programs. Those teams were not in the city league, but did compete in the 12- team district tourney at Garden Plain. Other clubs In that district meet came from Garden Plain, Newton, Goddard, and other Wichita-area towns. Most of the Candy Dandies members played professional baseball in years past. They are older athletes but still know the ropes. Tliat team won the city league, beating Lazy-R Cafe four of five times. But Lazy-R won twice in the district to take the | crown. 1 Lazy-R finished second In the rugged Wichita city league. That team is made up of University of Wichita football, basketball, and baseball players. Th e first baseman is a towering 6-8 eager. Stevens' Candy Dandies have won some 18 games and have lost just four. Lazy-R Cafe has a 15-4 record. HUTCHINSON The Salt City was where the game of slow-pitch softball was introduced to Kansas five summers ago. Bringing it in from the great industrial areas of Ohio were state commissioner Jerry j Stremel and Hutch recreation director Les Keller. Slow-pitch has boomed there. Some 35 teams took part this; summer, keeping four lighted i fields busy. Hutch teams are rat-: ed the finest in the state, for they have won all three previous state meets. Hutch teams have also gone on to do exceptionally well in world slow-pitch tour- 1 nays. Reno County of Hutch is an automatic entry, as two-year defending state king. DeLoe's Recreation won the Hutch district, in which 17 teams competed. Riverside Lanes of Hutch finished second. McPherson All-Stars (discussed in Wednesday's Telegram) was third. The latter three clubs won state-tourney berths, too. DeLoe's is rated a solid favorite to take the state title, for that club has gathered up most of Hutch's best players. Included are several off last year's Reno County state-title team. That team started the season with a string of more than 50 straight wins, including the title of th e Garden City Invitational. DeLoe's has won 62 of 64 games. One of the losses was to McPherson Night Riders. Other defeat was to Riverside Lanes in the district. But De- Loe's came out of the losers bracket to defeat Riverside twice and take the crown. Riverside and Reno both boast capable lineups. Walt Schroeder manages DeLoe's, and Charles Nunnamaker directs Reno County. Reno is made up of employes of that county. DODGE CITY Dodge City's district is sending four capable entries. Three are from the Cowboy Capital: Peu- nington Sporting Goods, Moose Lodge, and Gamble-Butler. Rozel Merchants, the No. 4 team In the district, was discussed In Wednesday's Telegram. The three Dodge entries are all neck-and-ncck with each other in ability. First one, then the other will win among those three rivals. Pennington finished first in the eight-team district meet Sunday ; night. Moose was second. Moose | came out of the losers bracket to top Pennington by 6-1, and was leading in the showdown match. But Pennington plated five runs in the seventh to take the crown by 8-7. Moose had beaten Gamble-Butler by 6-2 in the finals of the losers bracket. Th e latter team finished third. Recreation director Lee Braddock introduced slow-pitch to Dodge City three summers ago— and the game has really caught on. Almost 1,000 fans turned out Sunday night for the tourney finals. Dodge has some 16 teams in its league, including entries f r °m Minneola, Bloom, Copeland, Montezuma, and Clmarron. Last year, Gamble's finished third in the state meet, upsetting DeLoe's. This year Gamble-Butler has beaten such good clubs as Reno County and McPherson All-Star — even though finishing just third in Dodge City's district. Lineups for the three clubs in- Champions were crowned among the city's junior girl soft- bailers Wednesday night. A near- full house of parents and spectators was on hand at Chet Cleaver Field for the final round of three tourney games. In the Tee-Ball League tourney finals, the Sharks came from behind in the bottom of the final elude some top-notch high school and juco athletes of recent seasons. LOCAL TEAMS Garden City Co-op and Christensen Grain of Pierceville are the two local teams. Co-op has an experienced crew of players who make a minimum number of errors. The squad also has some of the local group's most-consistent hitlers. That team won the first-round title of the newly-formed league here to qualify as host team for the state tourney. Co-op thus did not play in the district meet. Pierceville "came alive" after a slow start and breezed through the 10-team district meet to win the other local berth. That club features excellent hitting, with the team often getting 18-19 singles per game. A number of young players are on the Christensen squad. The team ,make s fielding errors, but overcomes those with its fine batting — and enthusiasm. Co-op and Pierceville have played three times recently, and all have been close games. P- Ville has won two of the three. No team has a more-enthusiastic backing than Pierceville, for a good portion of the community turns out to whoop and holler when their team plays. One wag quipped that Pierceville hasn't had so much excitement since Indians burned the town down back in 1874. The Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National Leagu* W. L. Pet.-G.B. Los Angeles „ 69 48 .590 San Francisco 67 52 .563 3 St. Louis .... 66 53 .555 4 Cincinnati .... 65 57 .533 6'/a Chicago 61 56 .521 8 Philadelphia . 63 58 .521 8 Pittsburgh ... 60 58 .508 9Vi Milwaukee ... 61 59 .508 9tt Houston 45 76 .372 26 New York .... 39 79 .331 30'/2 Wednesday's Results New York 4, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 5, Los Angeles 3 St. Louis 3, Houston 2 San Francisco 7, Cincinnati 5 (10 innings) Philadelphia 7-9, Chicago 2-3 American League W. L. Pct.G.B. New York - 74 42 .638 — Chicago 67 51 .588 8 Minnesota 66 52 .559 9 Baltimore .... 66 55 .545 lOVa Boston 57 60 .487 17Vi Cleveland .... 58 62 .483 18 Los Angele s .. 56 66 .459 21 Kansas City - 53 03 .457 21 Detroit - 52 64 .448 22 Washington ..42 76 .356 33 Wednesday's Results Boston 14-5, New York 7-4 Cleveland 1, Chicago 0 (11 innings) Minnesota 2, Baltimore 1 (13 innings) Los Angeles 2, Washington 0 Detroit 5, Kansas City 2 inning to beat the Beavers by 5-4. Final game of the night saw Orbits best the Titans, 8-3, for the championship of the Space League tourney. In between, the j Rockets downed the Missiles by 15-4 for third place in that tour- nej. Tee-Ball games were for girls of ages 9 and 10. Space League competition was for those of ages 11-15. Thursday's three games ended the 1963 season for all junior -girls. The Tee-Ball title game was a thriller, close all the way. The Sharks appeared beaten headed into the bottom of the fifth, trailing by 4-3. But that club came alive for two runs to win it. Debbie Garcia rapped a double to score Ann Rintoul with the winning run. A big celebration followed. Members of the Sharks team sports slate THURSDAY Fourth annual "Old Man's Crutch" aoftball game between Lions and Ro. tai-y. Five Innings. 7 p.m. at diet Cleaver Field. No admission charge. Two men's league slow-pitch softball games at Fansler Field. Weld- ens Supply vs. Century Refinery at 7:45 p.m. R<.«d-Stlnemetz Excavators vs. Sale Barn at 8:45 p.m. Game scheduled at 9:45 p.m. between Pleroevllle and Methodists has been postponed. Annual organizational meeting for Garden City Women's Bowling Assn. S p. m. at Garden Bowl. FRIDAY Start of three-day Kansas state men's slow-pitch Softball tournament here. 16 teams taking part. Bight games tonight. Four at Clint Ll(,'lit- ner Field, four at Fansler Field. Play starts at 7 p.m. on both fields. Annual organizational meeting for Garden City Men's Bowling Assn. 8 p.m. at Garden Bowl. SATURDAY Second of three days of fourth annual Kansas state me^'s slow-pitch softball tournament. 17 games on Clint Llghtner and Fansler fields. Play starts at 1 p.m. on both fields. Page 12 Garden C'lty Tclogrnm Thursday, August 15, 1963 were awarded shoulder patches as city champs. In tht third-place Space League game, the Rockets had a 10-4 hitting edge and made just four errors. The losers were hurt by 10 errors. Carol Rose singled three tinvs to lead the Rockets. Karla Anderson singled twice and Betty Brungardt rapped a homer. Candy Rmve single twice for the Missiles. The win by the Orbits in the title game was the fifth in six meetings with the Titans. Both clubs played good ball, with the Orbits making just three errors and th e Titan s four. Titans managed just two hits: singles by Paula Hunt and Pat Heinz. For the Orbits, Jeanne Sullivan doubled and singled, and Nora Lee Tresner singled twice. Orbit pitcher Patricia Douglass fanned eight batters and walked three in the five-inning game. For the Titans, pitcher Glenda Roderick fanned five and walked one. She gave up nine hits. Each member of the championship team was awarded a small gold trophy. Members of tine runner-up Titans each got a silver trophy. Pocket Billards King NEW YORK (AP)-Luther Lassiter of Elizabeth City, N.C., retained hi s world pocket billards championship Wednesday night by completing a 600 to 381 victory over challesger Jimmy Moore of Albuquerque, N.M. Outfielder Jim Lemon began the season with the Minnesota Twins, was sent to Philadelphia and then to the Chicago Whita Sox. \ \ FRIDA SPECIAL ACQUAINTED DAY GIFTS and FREE GAS Korff wins title the semis, he bested George Purnell by 1-up on the 19th Defending State Champ Tied at Final Turn BRLGTT, Kan. (AP—Defending champion Marge Allen of Chanute | went into the final 18 holes of the state Women's Sand Greens Golf tournament tied for the lead today. The champion and Ruth Gunn of Abilene both shot 76s on the Beloit Country Club course on the first day of the tourney Wednesday. Three players had 80s. They were Jill Royer of Abilene, Pau- liite Nienstedt of Beloit and Barbara Gench of Fort Scott. Last year's runner-up, Dorothy j Graham of El Dorado, shot an ' 81. ; FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 HARRY CRONENBERG (AT MAIN AND KANSAS AVENUE) EARL BIRNEY (AT MAIN AND FULTON) FREE GAS - CANDY BALLOONS • APPLIANCES OIL - SOn DRINKS CONOCO Dave Robinson, Green Bay's No. 1 draft choke from Penn State, has a chance to crack the Packer lineup this season. "Hottest Brand Going'
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