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Pint-Sized Albie Pearson Boasts King-Sized Heart By FRED DOWN Little man, what now? It's a good question American Leaguers ask about Albic Pearson, the pint-sized outfielder who performs herculean feats for the Los Angeles Angels. Five-foot, 5-inch, 141-pound Albie is a cinch to be one of the American League's starting outfielders in this year's All-Star Game because if his rivals can overlook his liny physique they can't overlook his .313 average. But what's more important to the Angels, struggling to surge back info I lie thick of the American League pennant race, is that 28-year-old Albic from Alhambra, Calif., delivers when the team needs it most. Like Wednesday night when the Angels whipped the Baltimore Orioles, 3-1 and 3-2, in a twi-night doublehcader and vaulted past Cleveland and Baltimore into fifth place, VA games off the lead. Pearson singled and scored the Angels' first run of the opener and then tripled home the tying run and scored the winning run in the eighth inning of the nightcap. Wis First Start Paul Foytack, making his first start since acquired from Detroit, went 8 1-3 innings to w i n the opener and then Ken McBridc pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven to score his ninth vic- toi*y in the second game. The New York Yankees took a one-game grip on first place as they beat the Chicago White Sox, 3-2, the Minnesota Twins downed the Detroit Tigers, 6-1, and the Boston Red Sox nipped the Cleveland Indians, 6-5, in other American League action. Washington at Kansas City was rained out. Bob Rodgers homered for the Angels in the first game and Leon Major Leaguel STANDINGS By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.D. St. Louis .... 43 30 .589 — Los Angeles . 42 30 .583 — San Francisco 42 32 .568 VA Cincinnati ... 40 33 .548 3 Chicago 39 34 .534 4 Milwaukee .. 36 36 .500 6V4 Pittsburgh .. 33 38 .465 9 Philadelphia 33 40 .452 10 New York ... 29 45 .392 14lis Houston 28 47 .373 16 Wednesday's Results New York 8, Ciu'cago 6 (14 innings) Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 2 Houston 7, Milwaukee 2 (13 innings) St. Louis 6, San Francisco 5 Los Angeles 5, Cincinnati 2 Today's Game Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (N) Only game scheduled Friday's Games Chicago at Philadelphia (N) . New York at Pittsburgh (N) St. Louis at Houston (N) Milwaukee at Los Angeles (.N) Cincinnati at San Francisco (N) Says Belinsky Ready to Play LOS ANGELES (AP)-Rcports that Bo Belinsky has decided to report to the Los Angeles Angels' farm club in Hawaii came as a surprise to Angel General Manager Fred Haney. "Belinsky hasn't been in touch with us," said Haney, who pointed out that the southpaw cannot play with any professional baseball team until and unless he gets permission from Los Angeles. Belinsky was suspended by the Angels when he refused to report May 24 to Honolulu after posting a disappointing 1-7 record for Los Angeles. Cloudy TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0815 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.I5. New York ... 41 26 .612 — Chicago ... 43 30 .589 1 29 .574 VA Minnesota ... 39 32 .549 4 Los Angeles . 39 37 .513 Baltimore ..... 38 37 .507 7 Cleveland .. .. 36 35 .507 7 Kansas City .. 33 36 .478 9 Detroit 27 42 .391 15 Washington . 22 53 .293 23 Wednesday's Results Boston 6, Cleveland 5 New York 3, Chicago 2 Minnesota 6, Detroit 1 Washington at Kansas City, ppd rain Los Angeles 3-3, Baltimore 1-2 Today's Games New York at Chicago Cleveland at Boston Detroit at Minnesota Washington at Kansas City Only games scheduled. Friday's Games Cleveland at Chicago (N) Kansas City at Baltimore (N) Boston at New York (N) Los Angeles'at Detroit (2, twi- night) Minnesota at Washington (2, twi- night) Jim Trimble Uses 7-Iron STAUNTON, Va.'(UPI) — Jim Trimble, a 58-year-old weekend golfer from Staunton, Va., believes his seven-iron brings him luck. Don't debate the point with him today because Trimble accomplished a feat against which the odds can be calculated in astronomical figures: two holes- in-one on one 18-hole round. Trimble shot the first hole-in- one on the 170-yard eighth hole on an Augusta County course Wednesday and clicked for the second one on the 179-yard final He said most golfers don't realize the tilings you can do with a seven-iron. READ IIJE :LASSiFlEDS! Football Teeth Protectors Approved by: ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION. VOIT ALL RUBBER 75c SHIELD, custom fitted $1.95 BIKE $1.95 MILMOUNT Bite Style $1.95 Be Sure You Are Ready Come KicRoff Time! i h GcUe^lVahcv "? J. 4THUTIU$P0RTIN6GOODS , T y}ANo <L5N .PMlRI6 SI QALtSBuRO JLL. *' IOO FEET OFF V. / ENTRANCE OFF iff MAIN STKCET \ ^ CiTV PARKING tor y Wagner hit No. 16 of the season and his first at home for Los Angeles. Pearson, who's had his ups and downs since winning the AL rookie of the year award in 1958, is batting .313 with 82 hits and 37 runs scored. First Of Season The Yankees beat the White Sox for the first time this season after four straight losses wiih the help of homers by Roger Maris and Tom Trcsh. It was No. 16 of the year for Sir Roger, and Trcsh also contributed a double to the Yankees' seven-hit attack on Gary Peters and Jim Brosnan. Whilcy Ford, aided by Hal Reniff in the last 2 1-3 innings, got his 11th win of the season against three defeats. Bob Allison of the Twins hit a pair of homers to take over the AL leadership with 19 homers, 52 runs batted in and 53 runs scored, and Earl Battey hit his 16th homer of the season in an attack that enabled Dick Stigman to score his sixth win. Gus Triandos homered for the Tigers' run. Eddie Bressoud's second homer of the night came in the ninth inning and lifted relief pitcher Jack Lamabe to his fourth win without a loss for the Red Sox. Russ Nixon and Chuck Schilling also homered for the Red Sox while Joe Adcock connected for tlie Indians. By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G AB R H Pet. T. Davis, LA 59 216 25 73 .338 White, SlL 73 299 55 100 .334 Groat, SlL 73 293 44 98 .334 Clementc, Pitt 62 231 35 76 .329 Santo, Chi 73 291 36 94 .323 Wills, LA 52 212 37 68 .321 Boyer, StL 70 274 33 87 .318 Pinson, Cin 73 293 42 91 .311 H. Aaron, Mil 71 276 57 85 .303 Gonzalez, Phil 71 247 35 76 .308 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G AB R II Pet. Malzone, Bos 68 262 32 91 .347 Wagner, LA 71 262 36 89 .340 Kalinc, Det 67 258 45 35 .329 Rollins, Minn 58 202 31 64 .317 Ystrzmski, Bos 64'247 46 78 .316 Robinson, Chi 70 260 41 82 .315 Pearson, LA 69 262 37 82 .313 Davalillo, Clev 52 214 32 65 .304 Maris, NY 49 175 34 53 .303 Ward, Chi 73 281 37 85 .302 Home Runs National League — H. Aaron, Braves 21; Banks, Cubs; McCovey, Giants; and Cepcda, Giants all 15; F. Alou, Giants and Dcmctcr, Phils 13. American League — Allison, Twins 19; Stuart, Red Sox 17; Maris, Yanks and Wagner, Angels 16; Kalinc, Tigers; Battey, Twins, and Killebrcw, Twins all 15. Runs Baited In National League — II. Aaron, Braves 55; White, Cards 54; Santo, Cubs 52; Robinson, Reds 51; Boyer, Cards 50. American League — Allison, Twins 52; Wagner, Angels 50; KaJine, Tigers; Malzone, Red Sox, and Stuart, Red Sox all 49. Pitching National League — Maricha], Giants 12-3; Koufax, Dodgers 12-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 8-2; Maloney Reds 11-3; Spahn, Braves 10-3; O'Dell, Giants 10-3. American League — Itadatz, Red Sox 6-1; Bouton, Yanks 10-2; Ford, Yanks 11-3; Buzhardt, White Sox 9-3; Pizarro, White Sox 9-3; Walker, Indians 6-2. value at low cost— our Family Life Insurance Plan. Contact me today! DEAN HILL 174 N. Aeademj Phone 343-133* on the 1^1 *0 ftp™ L JOE There was much activity in the coaching ranks at Kewanee High School in the last few days with Adam Lazar shifted from basketball to football, Ken Starks installed as cage boss and Em Lindbeck added to the staff. Lazar was named basketball coach this spring fol* lowing the resignation of Vern Corbin who took a position with the Reliance Life Insurance Co. However, when head football coach Don Anderson left Kewanee recently to take a job at Tucson, Ariz., High School, Lazar chose the grid post. Lindbeck was named assistant football and track conch and head wrestling mentor at Kewanee High School and director of physical education at Central Junior High. Lindbeck, who has been in the professional baseball ranks for several years, and Lazar are former Kewanee athletes. Lindbeck starred in football with Mdndo Lopez, one-time Knox College grid star, and Mickey Bates at Kewanee and teamed with Bates and J. C. Caroline at the U. of I. Lindbeck was named most valuable player in both football and baseball in his senior year at Illinois. Starks took the job at Kewanee after five successful seasons as head basketball coach at Watterman High School. -J- Dalcs for the annual All- city Golf tournament were announced at a committee meeting held Tuesday night at the Soangctaha Country Club. Preliminary plans for an All- city junior tournament were also discussed but nothing definite was arranged. The All-city men's tournament will be held the weekends of Sept. 7-8 and 14-15 at all three courses. Action will open at Bunker Links. —J— The ability to win on the road is generally considered a reasonably accurate yardstick in measuring the potential of a pennant contender. So far the Giants, Cardinals and Cubs have been the only three National League teams winning away from home with ?ny degree of consistency. Most of the senior circuit clubs have been rude to their guests but have played the part of gracious and humble Visitors when on tour. At last check, however, the Reds and Dodgers were more than holding their own on the road, with both teams just under the break­ even mark. Suffering the worst while traveling, and understandably so, were the ninth-place Mets and cellaf-dwelling Colts. Mantle Will Rejoin Team On July 11 NEW YORK (UPI) - Mickey Mantle,, almost as good as new again, put his crutches away today and planned to be back in the New York Yankees' lineup on July 11. Dr. Sidney Gaynor, the Yankees' team physician, said after taking X-rays Wednesday he was amazed at how rapidly Mantle's broken left foot had healed. "The X-rays showed surprisingly fast healing," Gaynor said, "and he should be ready to play again after the All-Star Game (to be played in Cleveland on July 9)." The cast was removed from Mantle's foot, which he broke on June 5 when his spikes caught in a fence during a game at Baltimore, and Gaynor advised Mickey to store his crutches in mothballs. "There's no use in his using them anymore," said the doctor. "Pie can walk without them. There still is a tender area on his left foot but I built a special shoe for him to wear that will relieve the pressure." Mantle, who arrived here Wednesday from his home in Dallas, is on the disabled list and can not come off it until July 7. He will not play in the All-Star Game but hopes to play in the Yankees' first contest after that against the Angels in Los Angeles on the night of July 11. Manager John Keane Defies Percentage, but Cards Win ST. LOUIS (AP) — "We've got to bunt the ball. The strategy called for it." But we didn't," said Manager Johnny Keane of the St. Louis Cardinals, "and as' a result we won a ball game." Keane chose Wednesday night to have Bill White, a left-hander, swing against southpaw pitcher Billy Pierce of San Francisco in the ninth inning with the winning run on the first and none out. "Everything called for Bill to sacrifice," Keane said. White, who leads the league with 100 hits, responded to the "hit" sign by slashing a single past, hard-charging Giant first baseman Orlando Cepeda. Dick Groat, who had opened the inning with liis 98th hit, went to third. The Giants walked Ken Boyer, sotting up Charlies James' deep fly ball to left that fell safely over a drawn-in outfield and gave the Cardinals a 6-5 victory. The triumph preserved the first place Cardinals' half game lead over Los Angeles and increased their margin to VA lengths over STATE FARM Life Insurance Company Hew Qtficei BieeolRftoa, IIIKwit P 621033 LOOK! SPECIAL THIS WEEK ONLY Wheel Pack & Brake Adjustment ONLY $ 2,95 CHEVROLET PASSENGER CAR By Chevrolet Factory-Trained Mechanics WEAVER-YEMM CHEVROLET. INC. 247 E. SIMMONS the third place Giants. The Cardinals now take the road, where they will open a weekend series with Houston Friday. Bob Gibson (6-3) is scheduled to hurl. Ken Boyer kept St. Louis in the game until the ninth. The Cardinal third baseman, booed when he dropped a foul pop in the third inning, brought the crowd over to his side with a three-run home- run in that frame, giving the Cardinals a 5-3 lead. He had singled home an earlier run in the first off 10-game winner. Billy O'Dell and later made a diving stop to start a double play in the seventh. Bobby Shantz, the fourth Cardinal pitcher, won his third game against two defeats by getting the last out in the ninth with a man on second. HEADGEAR—Members of the "new breed" use impromptu headgear to shield their heads as they watch their Mets play the Chicago Cubs in 96- degree temperature Wednesday in New York. The teams dragged out the punishment 14 innings before the Mets won 8-6. UNIPAX White Sox Drive for First Place Hits Temporary Snag CHICAGO (AP) - The New York Yankees have halted—temporarily at least — the exciting first-place drive of the Chicago White Sox. Aided by the home run bats of Rober Maris and Tom Tresh, the Yanks scored their first victory in five games this season in defeating the White Sox 3-2 Wednesday night before a crowd of 44,305. The New Yorkers thus regained their one game advantage over the runnerup Chicagoans. Tresh hit his 12th home run in the first inning, but the Sox promptly tied it at 1-1 on singles by Mike Hershberger and Dave Nicholson. New York went ahead in the fourth on a double by Tresh and a single by Elston Howard to make it 2-1. Maris then blasted his No. 16 homerun in the sixth with what proved to be the winning marker. His blow was hit off starter and loser Gary Peters, who now has a 4-4 record. Whitey Ford won his 11th game against three losses, although he needed help from Hal Reniff in the seventh. The Sox got their second run in the seventh when Pete Ward doubled and Camil Carreon's single. In today's finale the Yankees will start Jim Bouton (10-2) against Ray Herbert (7-4). The Chicago Cubs went 14 innings in New York Wednesday before bowing to the Mets 8-6. They have an open date today. A grand slam homer' by Tim Harkness, his fourth hit of the game, gave the Mets their triumph over the Cubs after Billy Williams hit a two-run homerun in the top of the 14th. Williams' homerun was the first Chicago hit in nine innings—from the fifth to the 14th. But in the bottom of the 14th, Jim Hickman and Ron Hunt singled, but Hickman was out when he over-ran second. After Jim Piersall walked, Thomas fh'ed out and' Sammy Taylor walked. • Harkness then clouted his seventh homer of the year off Jim Brewer, the seventh Cub pitcher and the loser. Galen Cisco, fifth New York hurler, was the winner. Signs With Steelers PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Ed Brown, likely successor to quarterback Bobby Layne at Pittsburgh, Wednesday signed his 1963 National Football League contract with the Steelers. A former Chicago Bears signal-caller, he will be starting his 10th year in pro football. 343-1141 QUINT'S TIRE SERVICE 644 E. MAIN Car Service Center BRAKES • SHOCKS • MUFFLERS • ALIGNMENT NOW GET BOTH... SP£C/AC/ 3 only.' •k BRAKE AOJUSTMCNT Our specialists odj**t brake* va ell four wfceelt for extra- H»f« ariviofl- • FRONT WHUIS PACKED Fast, «xp«rt work! H««»y. duty Ivbrkaftt, m included hi price. (jalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 PAGE 18 Accuracy Best JBet in Open CLEVELAND (UPI) - The golfers who hit 'em straight rather than long were favored in the crack field of 150 who started out today after the $22,000 first place money in the $110,000 Cleveland Open tournament. "There's no premium on hitting them long here, but there is in hitting them straight," said Mike Souchak, hoping to get back on the winning track because "I always play well in the Cleveland area." Souchak explained that to stick on the hard, fast greens of the | 6,618-yard Beechmont Country Club course with its par of 35-36— 71, "you have to play your approach shots off fairway lies, otherwise you are in trouble." Although big Mike is in the long, rather than straight, hitter class, he received a lot of support because he always has done well in this section. The last time here, in 1959, he finished one stroke behind Dow Finsterwald in the 1959 Carling Open. Ahead Of Leaders In that straight hitters class, the pros put U. S. Open champion Julius Boros, Gene Littler, Doug Sanders, Gardner Dickinson and Billy Maxwell ahead of the "big three" of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Boros was being discounted a lot because he admitted he was tired from his Open playoff victory over Jacky Cupit and Palmer on Sunday at Brookline and really considered withdrawing from this one. "But I could use the money," smiled Boros, who has won $44,155 in the last six weeks. Gives Others Hope Boros' Open victory gave the other pros hope for he proved that Palmer, Nicklaus and Player were not unconquerable. As a matter of fact, Nicklaus, the defending champion, even failed to make the cut, and Player finished in a tie for eighth place. "But don't sell any one of the three short," cautioned Souchak. "Just throw out what Nicklaus did last week. This is another week and another tournament, and what happened last week is history." He agreed with those who figure that Nicklaus will really be gunning for this one to redeem himself in the eyes of golf fans for his Open failure. Your Best Policy When Moving or Storing tt WlFI „ iNSlRANCE by Mayflower Protects against worry and strain-—assures a care-free moving day* ILL CC-6577 MC FERRIS MOVING & STORAGE CO. 465 Mulberry 343-2184 Little League TONIGHT AT 7:30 Tigers vs. White Sox **WGI&** RAD|0 THE "^^U^^^^TIZEN 1400 ON YOUR DIAL

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