The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 4, 1969 · Page 12
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 12

Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, June 4, 1969
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Astros Back In Dome Thursday W«dn«sd«y, Jun* 4, 1969 IS HOUSTON (Sp) — Two young righthanders, Jim Ray and Mike Torrez, will duel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Astrodome when the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals open four - game weekend series, the first action of the season between the two clubs. The series will be highlighted by three special features: —"Arkansas-Oklahoma Weekend" Saturday and Sunday, during which fans and dignitaries of the two states will be honored. —Free color team pictures of the Astro and Cardinal teams, to be given to all fans attending Saturday night's game. —A special contest featuring Eddie Feigner's colorful, four- man "King and His Court" Softball team following -Sunday afternoon's game. 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The 22- year-old Torrez, regarded as a real prospect by the Cards, is 1- Friday night's game also will e an all - righthanded battle between Houston's Don Wilson 5-5) and St. Louis' Nelson Briles 3-4). In the Saturday night contest, he Astros will nominate lef- thander Denny Lemaster, while :he 1908 National League Champion Cardinals will counter ivith righthander Ray Washburn. Then, to wind things up Sunday afternoon, it'll be Houston's •ookie righthander, Tom Griffin, against veteran southpaw Steve *** Carlton of St. Louis. Sunday will be "Family Day" at the Astrodome, with youngsters 14 arid under receiving a $1 reduction on box or reserved seat tickets when accompanied by a parent. The home stand will continue, following an off day Monday, with night games against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 10-1112. Going into the Cardinal Pirate home stand, the Astros have won 10 consecutive home games — and 13 of the last 14. After the series with the Pirates, Houston will take to the road for a week, before returning to open an 11-garne Astrodome *** Yaz, Lonborg Spark Sox Back In AL Race By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Those were the days, my friend ... When Carl Yastrzemski was getting the key hits and Jim Lonborg was pitching the clutch victories, and the Boston Red Sox were pulling the miracle of Fenway Park by winning the 1967 American League pennant. Yes, those were the days ... When Rico Petrocelli was playing like the best shortstop in the league. Those were the days ... and the Red Sox spent all of 1%8 reminiscing, but no more. Now the Sox are too busy reliving them. That's the way it was Tuesday night when Yastrzemski rapped a single, triple and homer, Petrocelli added another homer and Lonborg pitched his first complete game since last August as Boston blasted the Chicago White Sox 8-2. The victory left the Red Sox only 3 l /2 games behind first place Baltimore in the East Division of the American League after the Orioles outlasted Oakland 3-1 on llth inning homers by Frank Robinson and Boog Powell. In other games, California dropped world champion Detroit 8Mi games back with a 4-2 victory over the Tigers, Minnesota halted the New York Yankees 4-0, Kansas City defeated Washington 5-3 and Cleveland trimmed Seattle 3-1. Palmer Has No Quilting Plans MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Arnold Palmer, reduced to the point of having to qualify for the U.S. Open Golf Tournament scotched reports today that he is considering early retirement "What about the rumor tha you're going to quit after you've won one more big one?" Palmer was asked after he shot rounds of 70-C8—138 to lead sectiona trials for next week's Open a Houston. "1 don't know where that ru mor got started," Palmer re plied. "I really haven't though about quitting. I think if I won another big one I wouldn't be happy until 1 won still another one." stand (June 19-29) that brings San Diego, San Francisco and Atlanta to town. Tickets for.these games and all Houston home games are now on sale at Citizens National Bank in Baytown. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gil Hodges feels good and hopes to feel better. Gene Mauch has felt better and knows what it's like to feel worse. Therein lies the tale of two expansion clubs—the New York Mets playing like no Met team has ever played before and the Montreal Expos playing like only one Met has ever played before. Ii all came about Tuesday night when the Mets trounced Los Angeles 5-2 and went over the .500 mark after the first week of the season for the first time in their eight-year exist- mce. The Expos, meanwhile, were Kimbcd by San Francisco 9-3. It was their 17th straight loss, equalling the major league record for expansion teams set ly the never-to-be-forgotten fledgling Mets of 1962. Elsewhere in the National League, St. Louis stopped Allana 5-2, Cincinnati shelled Pitts- urgh 7-3 and San Diego shaded 'hiladelphia 6-5. The Chicago Cubs tripped Houston 4-2 in the inly afternoon action. "Being over .500 feels good," said Met Manager Hodges after their sixth straight triumph boosted the New Yorkers into second place in the National League East with a 24-23 record, one percentage point ihead of Pittsburgh. "Being two Barnes over will feel even better." Optimists Plan July 4 Horse Sho\v •rvss* "^KK^^f^i !*J| b" •. '^vvi t''-' -I>^y: v:'- -i'-~*?Tj MISS SHIRLEY Pillow, daugnler ol Mr. ana eiiered IB Saturday IB me Baytown Hough Mrs. Mickey Pillow of Wl Fleetwood, prac- Riders open horse show, tices the Flag Pole event that she will be Bayt own Rough Riders Horse Show Set Saturday The Baytown Rough Riders are getting ready for an open horse show Saturday, and they're leaving no stones unturned in making sure it's nothing but a top-notch affair. The show, set for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Baytown Youth Fair Grounds will consist of 34 classes with trophies for first place winners in each age group. And the second through sixth' place finishers will get rosettes. If that's not enough trophies, there are more to come. At the close of the show a high point man and a runner-up will be chosen from each age group, and both will receive trophies. There will be four age groups available with a chance for anyone who can find a horse to enter. The first age group will consist of all the 10-years and under showmen. Next will be the 11-13 group, followed by the 14-20 contestants. The fourth and final group will consist of anyone over 21-years. Entry fee will be $1.50 per class, and a post entry fee of $2 ! will be required. All entries must be postmarked no later than midnight Wednesday (that's tonight), and must be mailed to the Baytown Rough Riders, Cedar Bayou Station, Box 196, Baytown. The show will consist of halter classes of registered mares, two years and under; registered mares, over two years; registered geldings, all ages; grade mares, 14.2 hands and under; grade mares, over 14.2 hands; grade geldings, 14.2 hands and under; and grade geldings, over 14.2 hands. Miller Wonders About Judge's Pennant Plans HOUSTON (Sp) — Norm much pride — and we were too The performance end of the show will consist of western pleasure, western riding, flag race, pole bending, modified thread the needle, and clover leaf barrels for each age group. Reining classes will be held for all age groups. The Rough Riders have latched onto a first - flight judge for their horse show. He's former United States jet figher plane flyer Sonny Chance, who hung up his flying wings in 1956 to spend his time training cutting horses. Chance owned one of the nation's top ten cutting horses in the early 1960's, Dolly Brain, and has competed in major cutting horse contests all over the U.S To get to the Saturday activities at the Baytown Youth Fair Grounds, just head one mile north of Interstate 10 on North Main, Anyone interested in more information about the show may contact Bernard Lounsberry ai 424-8373, or Dalton Clanton a 1 575-1346. Plans are underway for the second annual Baytown Noon Optimist Open Horse Show set or 8 a.m. July 4 at the Bay- own Youth Fair Grounds. Co-chairmen L. R. Daniel, James A. Gentry and Edwai^ E. ^utledge are laying the ground work for the holiday affair, and rules, awards, age groups, joints, classes and entry fees lave been established. The show will be governed by the A. Q. H. A. Rules when applicable, and Bob Gray's Western Book. J. Allen Wright of Wharton will be the judge. Awards will include a saddle :or high point man and a warming blanket for runner-up in each of the four age groups. Belt buckles will be awarded to :irst place in each class and rosettes will be given to second through sixth places in each class. The age groups will include 10 years and under; 11-13 years; 1420 years; and 21 years and over, including all married people. Points will be awarded for the first six places in each event, and the six-point system will be used. Points will be accumulated in all class, and in the event of a tie in a class, the horse with points in the most events will be named the winner. An entry fee of $2 per class must be postmarked no later than midnight June 30, and a post entry fee of $3 per class will be required. All entries must be mailed to Edward E. Rutledge, 202 Graystone Building, Baytown. Ml checks must be made payable to the Baytown Noon Optimist. There will be 32 different classes of competition, with everything from registered stallions to marcs, geldings, trail horses, western pleasure, western riding, pole bending, ring racing and barrel racing available. Other Noon Optimist putting in time to make this second Optimist horse show as big a success as last year's are Everett Williams, Tom Richardson, Jay Hendricks, David Murdock and Reggie Brewer. Michigan Stale and Notre Dame first met in baseball in 1907. They have played 100 games. The Spartans lead the series 51-49. Rent A Car Service Courtesy of COURTESY FORD Call 423-8121 Brewed The Old Way.. Packaged The New Way. Tastes The Good Way! SPQETZL BREWERY, Inc. SHINER, TEXAS \n Baytown BAY TECK OlST. 42J-S510 <r. *V v ^' *• , . •>> 1 -J* *• NORM MILLER Custom Designed For You... DATSUN/2 2912 MARKET ST. 422-8396 As if the DATSUN 2 sedan weren't alreadv rific looking car, "Pal esined a custom given it a demofistration Miller, like any. ; major league baseball player, wants to win a pennant, but Miller has an unusual reason. "Everybody wants to win a pennant," Miller says, "but I vant to win it for an extra •eason. I just want to see what the Judge (Judge Roy Hofheinz, the Astros' colorful owner) would do then." And Houston's outstanding comeback during May has right ielder Miller thinking pennant, jut also has him scratching his head. You have to wonder about it a little, even when you're part of the 23-year-old Californian "I got to thinking about it after one of the games," he says. You may find this hard to believe, but 1 think that the start will help us," he says. He doesn't mean that awful 4- record the Astros posted in f\pril. But he does have some valid points. "We were almost a completelj team this year. We had a short spring training, and when the season started, we didn' know each other very well. "Everybody knew that we were a lot better than our start,' says. "We nil had too closely-knit to let that -kind of .hing go on." Miller, who has his batting verage up near the .300 level after a slow start, is playing more these days — and enjoying t a lot more. "I think what has helped me the most is to be playing every day. "I've given up trying to swing so hard. I've been swinging naturally, trying to meet the ball. It's helped a lot," he adds. Sidelined late last year with a fractured ankle when he hit the outfield fence while chasing a hard-hit ball, Miller has shaken off the injury. He's off to his best start, and feels that the team is ready to roll. "We have the greatest team spirit," he says. "The guys trust and like each other — and everybody has been doing a good job." In four partial season with the Astros, Miller brought a .218 major league lifetime average into 1D69. He has indicated he's going to improve by a pretty good margin before the year ends. He has quite a few goals for himself, as well as for the club, this year. One of them is to win the National League pennant. UNIROVJU.! TIRES UNIROYAL TIRES TIRES UNIROYAL UNIROYAL TUB WIDE 33 League Standings \ car doesn't cost a FULLERS TODAY! % drire!. j V J ^in ^^ THE ASSOCIATED National league East Division W. L. . . .. 34 Ifi New York .. 2-! 23 Pittsburgh St. Louis . Phila'phia Montreal 2! 25 23 18 11 2B 27 3-1 PRESS Pel. G.B. .680 .511 .510 .-169 .400 13V4 .244 20 West Division Atlanta is Angeles incinnati . . San Fran. .. Houston San Diego .. 2J) 18 .617 — 28 20 .5S3 \y, 25 20 .556 ?, 25 23 ..121 -\\{ 2-1 28 .-162 l\i 23 30 .434 9 Tuesday's Results New York 5, Los Angeles'2 Chicago 4, Houston 2 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 2 San Francisco 9, Montreal 3 Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 6, Philadelphia 5 Today's Games I»s Angelos (Singer 7-1) a New York (DiLauro 0-0), N San Francisco (McCormack 2-2) at Montreal (Wcgener 1-2) N San Diego (Kellcy 2-4) at Phil adclphla (Wise 5--I), N Cincinnati (Culver 3-4) o Cloninger 2-fl) at Pittsburgh (Moose 5-2), N Houston (Griffin 2-2) at Chi cago (Jenkins 7-2) Atlanta (Reed 5-3) nt St. Lou Is (Gibson 6-2) American League East Division W. L. Baltimore ..36 15 .706 — Joslon 31 17 .6-16 3 Detroit 25 21 .5-13 8 Vash'n 26 28 .481 11 New York .. 21 27 .471 12 Cleveland ..13 31 .2!)5 19>/i West Division Minnesota . 27 20 .f Oakland .. ,. 25 21 .: Seattle 22 25 .Chicago .... 20 23 .-i Kansas City 22 27 .California ,. 16 30 Tuesday's Results Boston 8, Chicago 2 Kansas City 5, Washington 3 Minnesota 4, New Ynrk 0 Baltimore 3, Oakland 1 Cleveland 3, Seattle 1 California A, Detroit 2 Today's Games Baltimore (Phoebus 5-1) at Oakland (Hunter 3-5), N Detroit (Sparma 3-1) at California (Brunei 1-4), N Cleveland (McDowell 4-6) at Seattle (Marshall 3-6), N Washington (Coleman 2-5) at Kansas City (Drage 3-5), N New York (Stottlemyrc 8-3) a Minnesota (Woodson 3-1 or Hal 2-3), N Chicago (John 3-3) at Boston (Siebcrt 3-4) on . 10 5ilCl ^^^^••••V^" 1 ^ 4 fQR*9B *!?v CttEDlT TB»B FULLERS 913 S. MAIN 422-8171 only Urwoyal makes T^e r«|i{i tiff"* TtGER PAW

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