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Former Champions Battle For TV. L. Batting Crown By FRED DOWN UPI sports Writer Forget the National League's pennant race for a moment and take a gander at its race for the batting championship. It's a tournament of champions involving 1960 champ Dick Groat of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1961 titlist Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates and 1962 king Tommy Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And there's even an uninvited fourth hopeful — the Cardinals' Bill White, who has challenged in the past but never quite made it. The race today shows Davis and Clemente tied for the lead at .335 each and Groat smd White tied for second at .333 each. Davis moved up three points Tuesday night when he contributed two singles to an ll-hit attack that helped Sandy . Koufax and the Dodgers down the Cincinnati Reds, 44. White had three hits and Groat a key double, meanwhile, as the Cardinals topped the San Francisco Giants, 6-5, and moved back into first place. The Cardinals hold a half- game lead over both their chief rivals, with the Dodgers second by six percentage points and the Giants third by eight. Phils Whip Pirates The Philadelphia Phillies de feated the Pirates, 5-4, in 10 in on I ^ JOE Can Galesburg hold on to its franchise in the newly organized Central Illinois Collegiate Baseball League? The problem of finding jobs for the players has created a critical situation and the local franchise is on shaky ground to say the least. In an interview Tuesday, Bob Stewart, president of the National Collegiate Baseball Foundation and one of the founders of the college summer baseball program, said that if the "job problem in Galesburg cannot be resolved shortly we will have no other alternative than to go with a 5- team league." Galesburg is one of six Roberts Not Sure He Can Reach 300 LOS ANGELES (AP)-Although he is five-sixths of the way there, Robin Roberts is not sure he can stick around long enough to be come a 300-game winner. But right now, he says, the only time the idea of retiring appeals to him is when he's trying to retire the other side. The 36-year-old right-hander picked up the 250th victory of his major league career Tuesday night, pitching a four-hitter as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Los Angeles Angels 10-0. "I don't know if I can make it to 300," Robbie said. "But it's not out of the question—not after I've just pitched a shutout." Roberts said he "never gave much thought to retiring," not even after the New York Yankees released him outright early last season. "But I'll admit," he said, "there may have been times when I've had occasion to retire." The only active major league pitchers with more than 250 victories are Milwaukee's Warren Spahn, who has 337, and Cleveland's Early Wynn, who has 299. Spahn is 42 and Wynn 43. If Roberts is still pitching at their age, he could finish with 300 victories and a little change. His shutout Tuesday night was the 37th of his 16-year major league career and his second this season. He struck out four, walked none and didn't let the Angels get a runner beyond second base, In a glass by itself The World'* Finm Bourbon Since 1795 * tm warn swm mm mm tm i. m mnm ctatmn. tm VMWSI cities participating in the college league and the only one experiencing serious job problems, Stewart said. Other members of the league s*e Peoria, Springfield, Champaign - Urbana, Bloomington and Lincoln. Stewart, director of athletics at St. Louis University, was to be in Galesburg this afternoon to discuss the problem with Sharvey Umbeck, president of Knox College, and others. Umbeck is on the board of directors of the National Baseball Foundation. Vital Issue At this point just three boys of the Galesburg team are working with 13 others seeking employment. All of them must work to earn their own way so as "not to jeopardize their collegiate athletic standing. Many^ of them come to Galesburg from a great distance and will be unable to stick it out much longer because of financial problems. All of them are to be given the opportunity to work according to the rules of the league. Galesburg's entry in the league has been anything but impressive to date, losing their first three starts. The locals were edged out in a well-played 3-2 contest at Bloomington and followed up with successive home game losses, 12-2 and 10-9, to Peoria. However, the team, as well as the entire league, is still on an experimental basis and efforts have already been made to strengthen the local club. Catch-, er Dewey Kalmer, Quincy College, and first baseman Pat Warren, University of Miami, are recent additions and report has it that' two or three promising pitchers are on the way. —J— Aledo High School is looking for a head basketball coach to fill the job vacated by Don Naffziger with his resignation Monday night. Don, who has accepted a position with the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, has held the cage reigns at Aledo for the past two years. Bus Thoman, principal, reports that the school is seeking a coach who can teach either physics and general science or commercial subjects along with his coaching duties. -J- Steve Pastorelli, assistant golf pro at the Soangetaha Country Club, sat in for part of the all-city golf tournament meeting held Tuesday night. Pastorelli, who comes from Ely, Nevada, joined the staff at Soangetaha this season as an assistant to head pro Roy Ballard. He has worked for four years in pro shops around Nevada, sandwiched around a 2-year stint in the service. nings despite two hits by Clemente; the Milwaukee Braves beat the Houston Colts, 4-0, and the Chicago Cubs topped the New York Mets, 4-1, in other NL action. In the American League, the Chicago White Sox nipped the New York Yankees, 2-1, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-1 and 3-2, the Kansas City Athletics whipped the Washington Senators, 8-4, The Minnesota Twins shaded the Detroit Tigers, 1-0, and the Baltimore Orioles walloped the Los Angeles Angels, 10-0. The second of Davis* two hits capped a two-run, tie-breaking eighth-inning Dodger rally spearheaded by Maury Wills' safe bunt and Jim Gilliam's double. Koufax pitched a six-hitter and struck out nine batters for his fifth straight win and 12th of the season while Cincinnati's Jim O'Toole suffered his fourth loss against 13 triumphs. He had won seven in a row. Win On Error The Cardinals, given an early lead with the help by slugging by Groat and White, won out in the ninth when Orlando Cepeda threw wildly to third base on a bunt, permitting Tim McCarver to score. Willie McCovey's two-run homer and a two-run triple by Felipe Alou produced four runs for the Giants and a 5-5 tie in the eighth. Ron Taylor was the winner and Bob Bolin the loser. The Phitlies pulled out their 10- inning win over the Pirates when Don Demeter led off the frame with a homer, his 13th of the year. Johnny Klippstein, w h o pitched the last two innings, won his third game for the Phillies while Harvey Haddix suffered the loss. Tony Cloninger pitched a four- hitter as the Braves dealt the Colts their 10th consecutive loss. Lee Maye had a homer and a double to pace the Braves' eight- hit attack. The Colts have scored only one run in their last 66 innings and have been scoreless in the last 25. Ron Santo had three hits, including a two-run seventh-inning single, as the Cubs beat the Mets behind Larry Jackson's four hitter. Duke Snider homered for the Mets' only run off Jackson, who scored his ninth win against sue losses. Gfi\e$hwg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., WED., JUNE 26, 1963 SEC. 4 PAGE 35 Nicklaus Eyes Tourney Title CLEVELAND (UPI) — Jack Nicklaus, still smarting over his sorry showing in the U.S. Open, is determined to atone for it—and regain the top spot on golf's money winning list — when he tees off Thursday in the $110,000 Cleveland Open. Nicklaus, who failed to make the cut at Brookline, Mass., last week, has vowed to friends he will make up for that disappointment, and he can get back on top of the money winning list by capturing the $22,000 first prize in this event. Right now he trails Arnold Palmer and Julius Boros, the new U.S. Open king, who between them have picked up most of the loot in , the richest five weeks of tournament play in golfing history. In the five tournaments starting at Indianapolis and winding up here, a total of $402,000—not counting a lot of rich side benefits — have been at stake. And of the total of $81,000 allotted for first place money in the five events, Palmer and Boros between them have picked up $60,470 during this "gold dust stretch." Palmer Skips Two Palmer made $32,000 although he competed in only two of the four tourneys preceding this one, while Boros, who played in all four, won $28,740. Palmer took the $25,000 jackpot in the $100,000 Thunderbird and picked up $7,000 in the U.S. Open, which he lost in a playoff with Boros and young Jacky Cupit. Boros won $3,400 in the $50,000 Indianapolis Open, the $9,000 first place money in the $50,000 Buick Open, only $345 in the Thunderbird but then came back to win the $16,000 top gold in the Open. Those earnings put Palmer at the top of the money winning list with $63,545, followed by Boros with $59,680 and Nicklaus with $58,690. Could Regain Lead Should the Ohio strong boy win the marbles in his home state, he would vault back into first place, where he would like to be when he leaves these shores to take a shot at the British Open championship in July. READ THE WANT ADS! By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club GAB R H Pet. Clemente, Pitt 61 227 35 76 .335 T. Davis, La 58 212 25 71 .335 White, StL 72 294 55 98 .333 Groat, StL 72 288 42 96 .333 Santo, Chi 72 285 35 93 . 326 Covington, Phil 56 173 26 56 .324 Wills, LA 52 212 37 68 .321 Pinson, Cin 72 288 42 90 .313 Williams, Chi 72 274 45 85 .310 Boyer, StL 69 271 32 84 .310 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G AB R II Pet. Malzone, Bos 67 258 31 90 .349 Wagner, LA 69 256 34 85 .332 Kaline, Det 66 254 45 83 .327 Robinson, Chi 69 256 42 82 .320 Ystrmzski, Bos 64 247 46 78 .316 Pearson, LA 67 256 35 80 .313 Rollins, Minn 57 198 29 62 .313 Davalillo, Clev 52 214 32 65 .304 Maris, NY 48 171 33 52 .304 Ward, Chi 72 277 36 83 .300 Home Runs National League — H. A a ron, Braves 21; Banks, Cubs 15; McCovey, Giants 15; Cepeda, Giants 14; F. Alou, Giants and Demeter, Phils 13. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 17; Allison, Twins 17; Wagner, Angels; Kaline, Tigers; Battey, Twins; Maris, Yanks, and Killebrew, Twins all 15, Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 54; White, Cards 53; Santo, Cubs 52; Robinson, Reds 51; Boyer, Cards 46. American League — Allison, Twins 50; Kaline, Tigers; Malzone, Red Sox; Wagner, Angels, and Stuart, Red Sox all 49. Pitching National League — Maloney, Reds 11-2; Marichal, Giants 12-3; Koufax, Dodgers 12-3; Spahn, Braves 10-3; O'Dell, Giants 10-3. American League — Radatz, Red Sox 6-1; Bouton, Yanks 10-2; Ford, Yanks 10-3; Buzhardt, White Sox 9-3; Pizarro, White Sox 9-3; Walker, Indians 6-2. Minor Leagues By The Associated Press INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Buffalo 5, Arkansas 3 Syracuse 9, Richmond 0 Rochester 4, Toronto 3 Columbus at Jacksonville, ppd, rain Indianapolis at Atlanta, ppd, rain DISGUSTED — Yankee Manager Ralph Ilouk (second from right) disputes call of umpire John Rice in sixth Inning of game played Tuesday. Third baseman Cletc Boyer (6) throws glove (arrow) away in disgust while pitcher Ralph Terry walks away equally upset. The White Sox won 2-1. UNIFAX Juan Pizarro Finally Lives Up to High Expectations Major League By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G .B. St. Louis 42 30 .583 — Los Angeles .... 41 30 .577 % San Francisco . 42 31 .575 Vz Cincinnati 40 32 .556 2 Chicago 39 33 .542 3 Milwaukee .... 36 35 .507 5'<i Pittsburgh .... 33 37 .471 8 Philadelphia .. 32 40 .444 10 New York 28 45 .384 14y 2 Houston 27 47 .365 16 Tuesday's Results Chicago 4, New York 1 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 4 (10 innings) Los Angeles 4, Cincinnati 1 Milwaukee 4, Houston 0 St. Louis 6, San Francisco 5 Today's Games San Francisco at St. Louis (N) Los Angeles at Cincinnati (N) Houston at Milwaukee (N) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (N) Chicago at New York Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (N) Only game scheduled. READ THE WANT ADS! STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 40 26 .606 Chicago 43 29 .597 — Boston 38 29 .567 2Vz Minnesota 38 32 .543 4 Baltimore 38 35 .521 5V 2 Cleveland 36 34 .514 6 Los Angeles ... 37 37 .500 7 Kansas City ... 33 36 .478 8Vfe Detroit 27 41 .397 14 Washington ... 22 53 .293 22& Today's Games Boston 4-3, Cleveland 1-2 Chicago 2, New York 1 Minnesota 1, Detroit 0 Kansas City 8, Washington 4 Baltimore 10, Los Angeles 0 Today's Games New York at Chicago (N) Cleveland at Boston <N) Detroit at Minnesota (N) Washington at Kansas City (N) Battimore at Los Angeles 2, twi- night) Thursday's Games Washington at Kansas City Detroit at Minnesota New York at Chicago Cleveland at Boston Only games scheduled. Cards Move Back Into First By JOE MOOSIIIL Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — After seven frustrating years in the major leagues, Juan Pizarro, a Puerto Rican fire-balling southpaw, appears ready to assume the stardom long predicted for him. Pizarro pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees Tuesday night and lefted his club into a virtual tie for first place with the perennial American League champions. Off to the greatest start of his career, Pizarro boosted his rec- Koufax Says He Isn't as Fast; Reds Disagree CINCINNATI (AP) - Sandy Koufax says he does not throw the ball as hard as he used to, but the Cincinnati Reds think he's still got plenty of hot stuff. He admitted he was on the ropes in the first and second in ning Tuesday night, but he said he finally got going to hold the Reds to six hits and give Los Angeles a 4-1 victory. "I struggled all over the place in the first two innings," Koufax said. "I was throwing the ball around, but finally my control improved. "I believe a pitcher's greatest feeling is to win when he does not have good enough stuff. Then you have to use your control and just fool the batter. "I don't think I throw as hard as I used to, and I no longer believe I can beat Bob Feller's strikeout record. I can't throw that way any more. "Anyway, I'd rather get the batters out on fewer pitched balls than using a lot of them working for strikeouts." ord to 9-3 and lowered his earned run average to 2.02. He limited the Yankees to five hits, struck out 11 and benefited from Floyd Robinson's tie-breaking home run in the seventh iruung off Ralph Terry, who turned in a three-hit performance. Sox Manager Al Lopez was not too keen over Pizarro's antics last spring. Pizarro was a holdout and did not sign until a week before the Sox broke camp at Sarasota. Being a holdout didn't help him any since Pizarro signed for the same amount General Manager Ed Short offered him in October. "It was less than he received thu previous year," said Short, "but we might revert to his 1962 contract if he continues the way he is going." Pizarro, obtained in a deal with Milwaukee in 1961, had a 14-7 record with the Sox in his first American League campaign. Last year he slumped to 12-14 and critics claimed that although he had tremendous ability, he would never reach stardom. Now Pizarro has his chance. At the rate he is pitching he could annex 20 or more victories and possibly lead the league in strikeouts. He fanned 11 Yankees Tuesday night for a season total of 97 and got himself out of a jam in the ninth inning by striking out the dangerous Tony Kubek with the tying run on third. "I didn't have the control I had when I beat Cleveland last week (2-0) but I was faster tonight." said Pizarro. "1 think 1 have a good chance for my best season in the majors." The Yankees weren't concerned over Pizarro's form. They were fuming over a call in the sixth inning which enabled the Sox to tie the game and go on to a fourth Chicago victory over the New Yorkers without defeat this season. The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning on Roger Maris' run-scoring single. In the bottom of the sixth, Ron Hansen led off with a double and scored the tying run on Mike Hershberger's two-out single. The Yankees claimed the ball was foul, but umpire John Rice called it fair. The ball was hit sharply and Rice had to jump out of the way. But the crowd of 46,177—largest of the season for the Sox—was overjoyed by the call. The turnout boosted the total for the first two of the four game series to 88,925, putting the Sox 128.831 ahead of last season and pushing them over the half million mark. The Sox will send Gary Peters (4-3) against Whitey Ford U0-3> tonight in quest of their fifth straight over New York this year. The Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets Tuesday night 4-1 behind Larry Jackson, who scored his ninth victory in 16 decisions. Jackson yielded nine hits, but the only score off him was Duke Snider's 12th home run. The Cubs tied it in the fifth and then broke the game open with three runs in the seventh when Billy Williams singled home the tie breaker and Ron Santo banged in two insurance runs with a single. The Cubs meet the Mets again today with Bob Buhl (6-5) going against Al Jackson (6-7). WARM TOMORROW Time to insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0185 ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have returned what they took from the St. Louis Cardinals—first place in the National League. The Giants scored four first inning runs Monday night—with the help of two Cardinal errors and a hit batsman—and scored a 4-3 victory. That triumph moved the Giants into first place, % game ahead of the Cardinals. Enjoy modern SKOAL Amum't Fntitl-Growing Chining Tobacco >M9TH6R FINE PSOpUCT Q? UWT&D SJAHS TO^ACC? COMPAQ San Francisco gave back the | ble by Dick Groat, a single by top spot Tuesday night with a, Stan MusiaJ and a home run by pair of wild throws that gave the Cardinals a ninth inning run and a 6-5 victory. The winning tally came after the Cardinals had blown a 5-0 lead. The ninth began with a single by Tim McCarver, Pinch batter Red Schoendienst, attempting to sacrifice, bunted to pitcher Bob Bolin, who threw wild trying to get McCarver at second. Then Julian Javier also tried to sacrifice and first baseman Orlando Cepeda threw the ball into left field on an attempted force out at third base. McCarver scored the winning run. St. Louis appeared on its way to an easy victory as Ray Sadecki, aiming for his fifth straight vfctory, held the Giants scoreless on two hits for six innings. The Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning on a triple by Javier, Bill White'* single, a dou- Ken Boyer San Francisco solved Sadecki for a run in the sixth inning. Then they exploded with two outs in the eighth to tie the score. The big blows were a two-run home run by Willie McCovey and two- run triple by Felipe Alou off reliever Ron Taylor. 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