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Yankee-TamingChisoxTake On Indians and Early Wynn ^Gakshmg Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1963 PAGE 16 Statistics Indicate Willie Mays Is Far Below '62 Pace By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP)-The Willie Mays figures are truly shocking At the end of June with the Al Star team about to be selected Willie is running far behind his 1962 pace. Just look at the figures: r h 2b 3b hr rbi ave 1963 44 70 11 1 12 33 .261 1962 61 90 21 3 21 65 .325 "There is nothing basically wrong," a friend advises. "He is just trying too hard. Every day every inning Willie feels strongly that he must justify that big $100,000 salary the Giants arc paying him. He feels he has to show something every day." When Mays collapsed last year in Cincinnati and was taken to a hospital for rest, his main prob lem was nervous tension. He bounced back and led San Fran cisco through the playoffs and into the World Series. Ask Al Dark, his manager, and you will get the usual answers that Willie is the greatest and he isn't worried. When Harry Jupiter, a San Francisco basebal writer, asked Dark about Mays' chances of playing in the All-Star Game, Dark told him Willie al ways should be in center field for the National League as long as he is playing ball. The facts of the matter are that Joyce Wants Return to White Sox Mike Joyce is striving hard for another chance to pitch with the Chicago White Sox. Joyce, who appeared in five games with the Chisox earlier this season before being farmed out to the Indianapolis Indians, gained his eighth victory in 10 decisions Thursday night by besting Jacksonville, 5-2. The young right-hander was pitching with only two days rest. He beat Atlanta 5-4 Monday night. The Indians scored all their runs off Sonny Siebert in the first two innings. Joyce took over from that point, scattering nine hits. Syracuse kept its two-game lead in the.Northern Division of the International League by beating the Richmond Virginians, 1-0, behind the five-hit pitching of Alan Koch, who ran his season record to 8-0. The Columbus Jets handed the Vada Pinson of Cincinnati is hitting several points higher than Mays and may wind up getting the starting nod in the poll of the players, managers and coaches. The feeling here is that Mays probably will get the job, regardless of average. By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. T.Davis, LA 59 216 25 73 .338 White, StL 73 299 55 100 .334 Groat, StL 73 293 44 98 .334 Clemnte, Pitts 63 235 35 76 .323 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 .308 Gonzalez, Pha 72 253 35 78 .308 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pot. Malzone, Bos 69 263 32 91 .346 Wagner, LA 71 262 36 89 .340 Kaline, Det 68 261 46 86 .329 Rollins, Minn 59 206 33 67 .325 Ystzmski, Bos 65 250 47 79 .316 Robinson, CM 71 264 41 83 .314 Pearson, LA 69 262 37 82 .313 Ward, Chi 74 285 39 87 .305 Davalillo, Cle 52 214 32 65 .304 Maris, NY 50 178 34 53 .298 Close Gap In Crucial NY Series CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox — only .008 points out of the American League lead will face former teammate Early Wynn tonight as the Sox play host to the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a four-game series. NEW YORK abthbl Kubok 4 0 3 0 Rlch'on 4 0 0 0 Tresh 4 0 0 0 Maris 3 0 0 0 Pcpl'ne 3 0 0 0 Blnnc'd 3 0 0 0 Howa'd 3 0 10 Boyer 3 0 0 0 Bouton 10 0 0 nLong 10 0 0 HamiPn 0 0 0 0 bBerra 10 10 Totals 30 0 B 0 CHICAGO ab I hbl H'hb'ger 4 110 McCraw 3 110 Ward 4 2 2 0 Robins'n 4 0 12 Maxwell 3 0 0 0 Landls 10 0 0 Hanson 4 0 11 Weis 4 2 2 0 Martin 3 0 11 Herbert 3 0 11 Tola!R 33 6 10 5 a—Grounded out for Bouton in 6th: b—singled for Hamilton in 9th. Score by innings; Now York ....000 000 000—0 Chicago 310 110 00X— 6 E—Bouton, Tresh. PO-A—New York 24-8, Chicago 27 -10. DP—McCraw, Hansen and McCraw; Pepl- tone, Kubek and Pepitone: Hansen, Weis and McCraw. LOB—New York 3, Chicago 4. 2B—Weis 2, Ward. Bouton L, 10-3 5 Hamilton 3 Herbert W, 8-4 ...9 h r er bbso 10 6 6 O 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 2 By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York ... 41 27 .603 Chicago .... 44 30 .595 _ ,. 39 30 .565 Minnesota ... 40 32 .556 3 Cleveland ... 37 35 .514 6 Los Angeles . 39 37 .513 6 Baltimore ... 38 37 .507 ,m Kansas City . 33 37 .471 9 , 27 43 .386 15 Washington .23 53 .303 22 HBP—By Bouton, McCraw. U— Chylak, Rice, Valentine, McKinley. T— 1 :85. A—30,040. Home Runs National League: II. Aaron, Braves 21; Banks, Cubs 15; McCovey, Giants 15; Cepeda, Giants 15; F. Alou, Giants 13; Demeter, Phils 13. American League: Allison, Twins 19; Stuart, Red Sox 17; KiUebrew, Twins; Maris, Yanks; Battey, Twins, and Wagner, Angels, all 16. Runs Batted In National League: H. Aaron, Braves 55; White, Cards 54; Santo, Cubs 52; Robinson, Reds 51, Boyer, Cards 50. American League: Allison, Twins 52; Wagner, Angels 50; Kaline, Tigers 50; Malzone, Red Sox 49; Stuarf, Red Sox 49. Pitching National League: Marichal, Giants 12-3; Koufax, Dodgers 12-3; Perranosld, Dodgers 8-2; Malon- cy, Reds 11-3; Spahn, Braves 10- O'Dell, Giants 10-3. American League: Radalz, Red The White Sox silenced New York's bombers 6-0 Thursday in a series finale in Chicago before 48,554 fans as Ray Herbert (8-4) imited the Yankees to five singles. It was Chicago's fifth triumph in six games with the world champions. The Chicago Cubs, who were idle Thursday, open a three-game series with eighth-place Philadelphia there tonight with Dick Ellsworth (9-6) opposing the Phils' Dallas Green (1-2). Opposing Early Wynn, who is still in search of his 300th pitching victory, will be Dave De Bus- schere (0-1) for the White Sox. The 34-year-old Herbert, in blanking the Yankees for the second time this season, never allowed more than one hit in an inning and only one New Yorker reached second base. Herbert fanned two and walked no one. It was his sixth shutout of the season. His victim was sophomore righthander Jim Bouton (10-3). Tony Kubek got three of the five liits off Herbert. The White Sox scored three runs — enough to win — in the first inning. Mike Hershberger beat out a dribbler and took second when Bouton threw wild. Bouton then hit Tom McCraw with a pitch and Pete Ward singled to fill the bases. Floyd Robinson then singled two of his mates home and Ward scored while Charlie Maxwell grounded into a double play. Thursday's Results Cleveland 6, Boston 4 Chicago 6, New York 0 Minnesota 10, Detroit 6 Washington 4, Kansas City 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games Cleveland at Chicago (N) Boston at New York (N) Los Angeles at Detroit (2, twi- night) Minnesota at Washington (2, twi- night) Kansas City at Baltimore (N) Saturday's Games Cleveland at Chicago Lo.~ Angeles at Detroit Kansas City at Baltimore Boston at New York Minnesota at Washington (N) BETTER THAN EVER NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. St. Louis 43 30 .589 Los Angeles 42 30 .583 San Francisco 42 32 .568 Vh Cincinnati 40 33 .548 3 Chicago 39 34 .534 4 Milwaukee .36 36 .500 6^ Philadelphia . 34 40 .459 9>/ 2 Pittsburgh .33 39 .458 9Ms New York 29 45 .392 14% Houston 28 47 .373 16 Trading Will Begin in AFL Thursday's Results Philadelphia 13, Pittsburgh 4 Only game scheduled Today'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) Saturday's Games Cincinnati at San Francisco New York at Pittsburgh (N) Chicago at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Houston (N) Milwaukee at Los Angeles (N) Arkansas Travelers a 7-5 sol back i Sox 6-1; Ford, Yanks 11-3; Bon- and the Rochester Red Wings I ton, Yankees 10-3; Buzhardt, edged Toronto. 3-2, in the league's Whito Sox 9-3; Pizarro, White only other games. I Sox 9-3; Walker, Indians 6-2. <1 CORBY'S KEY'S SINCE 18S9 HUM , . n, lt> MS* «* Smoothest whiskey this side of Canada US. tSAkCLA* I CO. UNHID, PEORIA, ILLINOIS AM£BiCAN WHISKEY—A BLEND—ss ruif-iMft W* mm WW* t * Cards Open Series in Houston HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The first place-St. Louis Cardinals flew warily into Houston today to open a weekend series against the Colts, who have just ended a 10-gamc losing streak. "I'd rather not play a team that's losing like that," said Lew Burdelte. "You feel it's about due to break loose." "Maybe we recognize we can 't take any team lightly in this league," said Manager Johnny Keane. It will be Bob Gibson's job tonight to keep the Colts in check and extend the Cardinals' mastery over them. They have yet to lose to last place Houston in five games. Gibson is 6-3. Dick Drott (2-5) is scheduled to work for the Colts. Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press PITCHING—Ray Hebert, White Sox, posted his sixth shutout and second against first-place New York by downing the Yankees 6-0 on five hits and pulling Chicago to within eight percentage points of the American League leaders. BATTING — Johnny Caliison, Phillies, hit for the cycle by collecting a single, double, triple and homer in 13-4 victory over Pittsburgh. BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) -The American Football League moved into the potential "trading" phase of its three-day summer meeting today after repeating, a pledge to help revitalize the weakened New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. Coaches and general managers met with Commissioner Joe Foss, and the possibility of severa player trades loomed large. A league official said the fact "no body was saying anything" indicated that numerous changes in personnel were in the works. In May, the league initiated an equalization program aimed at building iip the two cellar-dwell ing clubs. A special draft proved disappointing and the second part of the equalization plan—giving New York and Oakland first choice of players released by the American, National and Canadian leagues—brought rumors of discontent within the AFL. Thursday, following a {P^-hour non-stop meeting, Foss silenced those grumblings. "There is 'no change in the original format drawn up at New York May 11 in which New York and Oakland will have 30 days to accept or reject castoffs from any professional league," Foss said. Speaking for the owners, Foss said the future of the league is "terrific." The general feeling after three years of operation is one of solidarity, he said. President Billy Sullivan Jr. of Boston agreed, claiming "the years of crisis are behind us.' Great Catch Touches Off Controversy Sign Player NEW YORK (AP)-Jim Apicella, a second baseman who graduated this month from Long Island University, signed a modest bonus contract Thursday night with the St. Louis Cardinals. Scout Benny Borgmann said Apiecella would report next week to Brunswick, Ga. in the Georgia- Florida League. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Sign Two Linemen REGINA, Sask. (UPI) -Two American linemen—Dick Quinn, a 6-foot, 7-inch 310-pound giant from Tulsa University, and Art Haege, a mere mortal of 6 feet, 2 inches and 235 pounds, have signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian ?S«|. ball League. Newcomers Take Spotlight In Cleveland Open Tourney CLEVELAND (AP)-They may not be up there at the finish, but two colorful newcomers to upper bracket golf are creating an early furor in the $110,000 Cleveland Open. The upstarts are 30-year -old Bill Eggers of Henderson, Nev., and 29-year-old Clyde (Moon) Mullins of Indio, Calif., a transplant from Kentucky's hills. In three years on the tour neither lias come close to winning a tournament. Eggers, a smiling redhead, was married at 16, turned pro at 17, has four children, and rode a long-driving 19-year-old brassie to a rousing 5-under-par 66 in Thursday's opening round. That tied him with South AM- can Gary Player and Oklahoma City's Bo Wininger for the top spot in the field of 150 shooting *» the $22,000 first prize. Player has wm $44,000 this year, Win- WHEEL '6.50 MODERN ALIGNMENT GUARANTIED 4,000 MILfS ALIGNMENT & BRAKE 131 NORTH CHERRY PHONE 343-MM Hewn 9 to 9, Mondoy through Friday inger more than $13,000 and Eggers a mere $1,612, which hasn 't come close to paying his expenses. Mullins learned to play golf in the mid-50s while in the Marines and never has finished better than eighth, His wife and daughter are tagging along on the tour and for them he fired a 67 in the inaugural. He bogred two of the last three holes or he could have been off by himself. Tied with Mullins were Dave Hill, the slim 26-year-old ex -caddie from Jackson, Mich., and Lionel Hebert of Lafayette, La., who won the last of the PGA match play titles in 1957. Gonzalez Is Bombed By Olmedo FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) His old crown knocked askew, his p-estige badly shattered and his game slowed to a walk, a badly beaten Pancho Gonzalez insisted today he still can beat any tennis player alive. "I'll play any one of them any day of the week, and I'll bet on myself," he said after his 10-8, 2-6, 6 -0, 6-1, defeat at the hands of Peruvian Alex Olmedo in the first round of the U.S. Pro Tennis championship at Forest Hills Thursday. "I'm willing to play them any place any time and for whatever they want—if they dare. And I'll guarantee the gate," lie said. Gonzalez' defiance did not re fleet his play against Olmedo, who simply let the 35-year-old former tennis ruler run himself into the ground during the first two sets. "My legs just gave out on me," said Pancho. Tony Trabert, director of the player combine that is feuding with Gonzalez, was as happy as if he had been, Pancho's conqueror instead of Olmedo. Gonzalez and the association have been fighting in public and the courts over rival television shows and other matters. The association suspended Gonzalez and he filed suit against it. <, "Gonzalez was thoroughly beaten," Trabert gloated. "And I enjoyed it very much. Particularly because of all the threats and the boasts he has made." ^ THEATRE Starts Thurs., July 4th FIREWORKS A-PLENTY with JOBSIB at TNI NuTW U jttr» lew* Product*!) First Exclusive Golesburg Showing By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Writer Cleveland outfielder Al Luplow was in the middle of baseball' latest controversy today and there's about as much hope of settling this one as there is of proving which came first, the chicken or the egg. the only point everyone agrees on is that Luplow turned in the catch of the year Thursday when he flipped over a five-foot fence and landed in the Boston bullpen while snaring Dick Williams' 400- foot drive. The Indians, who won the game, 6-4, called Luplow's fan tastic seventh inning catch one of the greatest in basebal) history Some of the Red Sox went along with that, but to a man they insisted it was illegal be cause Luplow actually was out side the playing field at Fenway Park. Makes Official Protest "As far as I know, the rules say you've got to be on the play ing field," said Red Sox manager Johnny Pesky, who officially protested the game, believing that Williams was entitled to a home run. Two Boston runners were on base at the time and one of them, Lou Clinton scored from third base after the catch. "Hell, a home run means three runs to us and it ties the game at 6-6," Pesky said. Umpire Joe Paparella ruled Luplow's catch valid. He said he "saw Luplow catch the ball falling into the bullpen. I saw the play all the way. He disappeared behind the fence but came up almost instantly, carrying the ball. He couldn't have dropped it. He didn't have time." Some of the Red Sox players in the bullpen at the time, includ ing pitcher Chet Nichols and coach Al La kern an, conceded Luplow never dropped the ball but argued with Pesky that the catch actually was made in the bullpen. Up To Cronin So American League president Joe Cronin, who will find Pesky's protest on his desk today, will have to rule whether Luplow caught the ball before or after he landed in the bullpen. Good luck, Joe! Anyway, the victory, credited to Cleveland starter Barry Lat man, snapped a four-game Red Sox winning string. Mike De La Hoz produced the Tribe's winning margin with his third hit of the game, a two-run single off reliever Dick Radatz in the eighth. Rookie Wilbur Wood was the loser, however. Jerry Kindall, Max Alvis and Gene Green hit homers for the Indians while Carl Yastrzemski and Russ Nixon connected for the Red Sox. In other AL action, the Chicago White Sox moved within eight percentage points of the first- place New York -Yankees by beating them, 6-0, on Ray Herbert's sixth shutout of the season, Minnesota drubbed Detroit, 10-6, and Washington clipped Kansas City, 4-2, to the only othefsehed. tiled contest. Only one game wa§ played in the National League whin Johnny Caliison of the Philadelphia Phillies drove in four runs with a homer, triple, double and a single in a 13 -4 win over the Pitts* burgh Pirates. Minnesota erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to down Detroit behind the eight-hit pitching of Jim Perry, who gained his eighth victory. Jirrtmie Hall started the Twins off quickly with a two-run homer off Phil Regan in the first inning and Harmon Killebrew blasted his 16th homer with the bases empty in the fifth. Terry Fox was the loser. Home runs by Jim King, Don Zimmer and Hobie Landrith carried the Senators to their victory over the Athletics. King's homer was his 13th and Zimmer 's his first as an American Leaguer. Norm Siebern also homered for the A's. Bennie Daniels was credited with his first win of the year while Dave Wickersham suffered his seventh setback. Rookie Wins Tenth Callison's one -man slugging show paced an 18-hit attack by the Phillies that enabled rookie Ray Culp to register his 10th victory. Culp blanked the Pirates until the seventh, then gave way to Dennis Bennett in the eighth. Tony Gonzalez, the Phils' left fielder, committed his first error in 205 consecutive games when he bobbled Johnny Logan's single and turned it into a double. \ Mickey Wright Close Enough to Tourney Leaders BROOKVILLE, N.Y. <AP)Mickey Wright didn't have one of her better days in the first round of the Ladies PGA Carvel Open, but she's still close enough to give the rest of the touring pros a severe case of the jitters. The powerful, personable belt­ er from Dallas turned in a par round of 37-36—73 over the 6,194- yard Tarn O'Shanter layout Thursday, and trailed pretty Marilynn Smith by three strokes going into today's second round of the 54 hole tourney. Miss Smith, a 34-year-old blue- eyed blonde from Tequesta, Fla., clipped three strokes off par on the front round and parred the home nine for a one-stroke lead over Judy Kimball. Mary Lena Faulk, Kathy Whitworth and Marlene Hagge were one stroke back of Miss Kimball, each with 72s. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Oklahoma City 4, Spokane 0 Dallas-Fort Worth 5, Portland 4 Salt Lake 8, Seattle 6 Hawaii 3, Tacoma 2 Warmer TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PUONE 342-0815 SHORT TRACK MOTORCYCLE RACES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT 8 P.M. AT GALESBURG MOTORCYCLE GROUNDS 1 Milfi N«rth «f eaktbvrg «n GtUtbvrg U.$. If. ISO it. basebatl White Sox vs. Indians RAD 1M SPUN D eiTI 26 N 1400 ON YOUR OIM

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