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Would Be Suffering Without Big Willie McCovey kty JIM HACKLEMAN * AiSMlated Press Sports Writer "I don't knew where we'd be without him.'* that's Al Dark, manager of the San Francisco Giants, speaking of Willie MeCovey. Where the Giants are—with McCovey—is in second place in the National League, and the tall slugger with the quick wrists and awesome power definitely has . been their key man. The left'handed belter who op­ erates at first base or the outfield •for the defending league champions again demonstrated his value Thursday night at Phila delphia. He singled in the sixth inning stretching his hitting streak to 15 games, then rapped his 24th homer in the eighth for the run that stood up as the clincher in a 4-3 victory. The Los Angeles Dodgers stayed four games ahead of the pack capitalizing on a pair of errors W"* L JOE Chicago Bear fans will get a preview of things to come Aug 31 at Soldiers field when owner-coach George Halas sends his charges against the St. Louis Cardinal football team in the 18th annual Armed Forces Benefit game. This will be the first meeting of these two teams since they were cross-town rivals with the Cardinals claiming Chicago's Comiskey Park as their home base. In their last meeting at Soldier's Field the Bears came out on the long end of a 31-7 score. Several promising rookies will be making their first appearance for the Bears at Soldiers Field as well as veteran linebacker Tom Bettis who was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steel- ers. ' Bettis was a regular linebacker for seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers before going to the Steelers a year ago. He stands 6-2 and tips the scale at 235 pounds. One of the highly touted first year men reporting for early Bear workouts at Soldiers Field was Bob Jenks of Miami, Ohio, University. The 6-5, 235 pound Jenks, who among other things excelled in place kicking during his collegiate career, reportedly does the 100-yard dash in 10 seconds flat. The Galesburg Register-Mail did a feature on Bob two weeks ago when he was visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Daisy Adcock of 849 N. Broad St. —J- Manager Sam Andree of the more schools participate in basketball than any other sport. The total number of prep institutions active on the hardwood last year was 19,495. On the other hand, it may be interesting to note that baseball, not considered a major sport for schools in this area, was out ahead of 11-man footboll by nearly 2,000. However, when schools competing in 8-man and 6-man football are added, the gap is nearly closed. Football edges basketball for the number of players participating, 626,000 to 533,000. Public Links Tournament In Semifinals SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)Three northern Californians who aren't even old enough to vote and a 5-foot-5V2 inch 49-year-old golfer who beats young stars with incredible dogged rallies tangled today in the semifinals of the National Public Links Championship. . n „ With tournament favorite Dick American Legion Baseball team I Sikes knocked out ,in his bid for is seeking games for this Sunday after doubleheader at Cedar Rapids was called off by the Iowa team. Andree's charges play Canton tonight and the Connie Mack All- Stars Saturday evening. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 on the H. T. Custer Park diamond. Andree wants action Sunday so as not to break the chain in his pitching rotation. -J- The National Federation of State High School Associations recently released its 1962 sports participation figures. It probably comes as no great surprise that a third straight title and the top 11 medalists sidelined, it was impossible to pick a favorite. The 36-hole semifinals over the 6,702-yard par 36-36—72 Haggin Oaks golf course matched: Steve Opperman, 20, South San Francisco, against Dante Vicini, 49, Ottawa, 111. Jerry Yuke, 20, Sacramento, vs. Bob Lunn, 18, San Francisco. While the youngsters showed excellent shots and tremendous golfing promise it was Thursday's quarter-final performance by little Vicini that turned the tournament into a scramble. and dealing the New York Mets their 12th straight loss, 4-3. ft was the fourth victory in a row for the high-flying Dodgers, and the ninth in their last 10 games. Elsewhere in the NL— Don Card* well pitched a two-hitter in Pitts* burgh's 3-0 shutout of the Houston Colts; Chicago and Cincinnati split a twi-nighter, the Cubs erupting for seven runs in the 11th inning of the opener for a 7-0 romp and the Reds taking the second game 7-b with a four-run eighth; and St. Louis also divided with Milwaukee the Cards winning 6-3 before dropping a 5-3 decision to the Braves. The Giants had four men put out on the bases in a display of careless running and had to withstand a big threat in the ninth inning. Juan Marichal posted his 14th victory in 18 decisions with relief from Bob Bolin. Rookie Ray Culp, 10-7, was the loser. The two Met errors combined with three Dodger hits pushed the league leaders into a 4-2 lead at New York — and nailed Roger Craig with his 12th defeat in a row. Jesse Gonder, the catcher acquired by the Mets last week from Cincinnati, drove in all the New York runs with a pair of homers off Don Drysdale. Drysdale went over the .500 mark at 11-10 with reliever Ron Perranoski's help. Craig, 2-14, last won on April 29—against the Dodgers. Cardwell handcuffed the Colts on two singles, both by rookie Jim Wynn, in winning his third straight for a 6-9 mark. The Pirates nicked Dick Farrell for a run in the fourth on singles by Dick Schofield and Bill Virdon, plus Roberto Clemente's ground out, then got two unearned runs in the eighth off Don Nottebart. Sou.hpaw Dick Ellsworth, 124, went the distance for the Cubs in the overtime opener at Cincinnati. Andre Rogers started a 11th inning explosion with a single off loser Al Worthington and batted in the seventh and final run with a double off Dom Zanni. Ken Hubbs cracked the scoreless tie with a two-run double and Don Landrum tripled in two runs. The Reds' four-run eighth inning in the second game gave Jim Maloney his 14th pitching victory. Eddie Kasko singled home the tiebreaker in the eighth and Pete Rose nailed it down with a two-run double. Dick Groat doubled in two runs and Bill White followed with a homer as the Cardinal scored five times in the seventh inning for their victory over Milwaukee. The Braves retaliated in the second game, beating ex -teammate Lew Burdette, with Lee Maye's homer in the seventh the deciding blow. Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press PITCHING - Billy Monbou- quette, Red Sox, posted first shutout of season, limiting Minnesota to three hits in 2-0 triumph, striking out eight, walking-one and allowing only one runner to reach second base. ' BATTING - Willie McCovey, Giants, hit 24th homer, in eighth inning, for run that proved decisive in 4-3 triumph over Philadelphia. Old Club BALTIMORE (UPD-The Maryland Jockey Club is the oldest racing organization in the United States. It was founded in 1743. Cjalesbuvg Raster-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1963 PAGE 14 Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G AB R II Pet T.Davis, LA 72 264 White, StL 86 355 Groat, StL 86 349 Santo, Chi 85 337 Wills, LA 64 260 Clemente, Pitt 76 290 H.Aaron, Mil Williams, Chi Boyer, StL Pinson, Cin 84 329 85 326 83 325 88 352 28 86 .326 63 114 .321 51 112 .321 42 108 .320 42 82 .315 45 91 .314 63 102 .310 50 100 .307 38 99 .305 50 107 .304 baseball White Sox vs. Tigers ^WGZIi RAD JO THE -SOU HO^Q^ T I Z E N 1400 ON YOUR OIAI AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G AB R H Ystrzmski, Bos 79 307 Wagner, LA 83 311 Malzone, Bos 83 324 Kaline, Det 80 305 Rollins, Minn 72 258 37 Davalillo, Clev 52 214 32 Pearson, LA 81 314' 44 Robinson, Chi 83 307 44 Hshberger, Chi 68 221 35 Maris, NY 61 218 41 Pet. 52 102 .332 45 102 .328 38 105 .324 52 97 .318 79 .306 65 .304 95 .303 92 .300 65 .294 64 .294 Home Runs National League — H. Aaron, Braves 25; McCovey, Giants 24; Cepeda, Giants 17; Mays, Giants 16; Banks, Cubs 15; Demeter, Phils 15; White, Cards 15. American League — Allison, Twins 22; Wagner, Angels 20; Maris, Yanks 19; Stuart, Red Sox GOOD BUY > STATE FARM INSURANCE GOOD GUY 19; Killebrew, Twins 17; Battey, Twins 17; Kaline, Tigers 17. Runs- Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 66; White, Cards 62; Santo, Cubs 61; McCovey, Giants 54; Boyer, Cards 54. American League — Wagner, Angels 59; Allison, Twins 59; Kaline, Tigers 56; Stuart, Red Sox 55; Malzone, Red Sox 54. Pitching National League — Koufax, Dodgers 14-3; Maloney, Reds 143; Perranoski, Dodgers 9-2; McBean, Pirates 8-2; Marichal, Giants 14-4. American League — Radatz, Red Sox 9-1; Ford, Yanks 14-3; Bouton, Yanks 11-4; Pizarro, White Sox 11-4; Barber, Orioles 12-5. By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles 52 33 .612 — San Francisco 49 38 .563 4 St. Louis 47 39 .547 5Vfe Chicago 46 39 .541 6 Cincinnati 47 41 .534 6% Milwaukee .... 44 41 .518 8 Pittsburgh ... 42 43 .494 10 Philadelphia .. 41 45 .477 Wk Houston 34 55 .382 20 New York .... 29 57 .337 23Ms Thursday's Results St. Louis 6-3, Milwaukee 3-5 Chicago 7-3, Cincinnati 0-7 (first game, 1} innings) Los Angeles 4, New York 3 San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 3, Houston 0 Today's Games Los Angeles at New York (N) San Francisco at Philadelphia (N) Houston at Pittsburgh (N) Chicago at Cincinnati (N) Milwaukee at St. Louis (N) Saturday's Games LoS Angeles at New York San Francisco at Philadelphia Houston at Pittsburgh Chicago at Cincinnati Milwaukee at St. Louis Sunday's Games Houston at New York, 2 Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 2 San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 2 Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 2 Chicago at St. Louis 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York ... . 5L 31 .622 — 48 38 .558 5 Boston 46 37 .554 5% Baltimore ... .. 48 40 .545 6 Cleveland ... . 45 40 .529 7% Minnesota ... . 45 40 .529 Vk Los Angeles . . 41 47 .466 13 Kansas City . . 36 47 .434 15i/4 Detroit 35 48 .422 16% Washington . . 30 57 .345 23V 2 Thursday's Results Baltimore 7, Washington 4 Cleveland 8, Kansas City 6 Chicago 6, Detroit 3 Boston 2, Minnesota 0 New York 3, Los Angeles 2 innings) Today's Games Cleveland at Kansas City (N) Boston at Minnesota (N) Detroit at Chicago (N) Baltimore at Washington (N) New York at Los Angeles (N) Saturday's Games New York at Los Angeles Cleveland at Kansas City Boston at Minnesota Detroit at Chicago Baltimore at Washington Sunday's Games Boston at Los Angeles, 2 • New York at Kansas City, 2 Cleveland at Minnesota, 2 Baltimore at Chicago, 2 Detroit at Washington, 2 (10 Koufax Won Last Game in 1962 Season a Year Ago f0« »UI0, lift t f»{ INSIMJUIOE BUD NELSON 7 W Main 342-4816 NEW YORK (AP)-It could be fate. More likely it 's pure coincidence. But tonight when Sandy Koufax takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the New York Mets, it will be exactly a year to the day that the brilliant left-hander won his last game of the 1962 season. That was the night the Dodgers lost the pennant. It happened right here at the Polo Grounds. Although grimacing with pain at every pitch, Koufax managed to blank the Mets with just three hits through seven innings. By that time, the index finger of his pitching hand had become so numb and blue he had to quit. The circulation had stopped completely. "It was my 14th victory," Koufax recalled today. "I was on the nay to my best year in baseball. But it turned out to be my saddest. I didn't win another game all year. "Worse than that, there were a few terrifying months last year when I feared I might never be able to pitch again." It's just a short year but it seems like an eternity age Tonight, Koufax will be gunning for his 15th victory of the new season. He has lost only three. Eight of his triumphs have been shutouts. He has an outside chance of matching Grover Alexander's major league record of 16 shutouts in a single season. Koufax is well aware that people have been saying he could be the first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean 30 years ago. "I can't put a number on it," he said. "I don't dare. I've always wanted to win 20. It's sort of a magic number just like a .300 average is for hitters. "I came close two years ago, winning 18. I thought sure I'd make it last year but I didn't. Now I've got another chance for 20. If I get any more, fine, but I'm not even thinking of 30." FROM THE SIDELINES—Mickey Mantle, holding the foot he injured on June 5, talks with Manager Ralph Houk after Mantle took batting practice before the Yankee-Angel game Thursday. Mantle said earlier that "the ankle sprain bothers me more than the broken bone in the instep." He expressed dim hope that he "might be able to play in a week." UNIFAX Sox Snap Tiger Win Skein; Cubs and Reds Split Pair CHICAGO (AP)-The Chicago White Sox broke off a Detroit Tigers six-game winning streak at Comiskey Park Thursday with a 6-3 victory.. The Sox, trailing 2-0 after two innings, opened a 12-game home stand with a blast of six runs in a big third inning. Batting around during the ral- AU-Stars Begin Rigid Training EVANSTON, 111. (AP)-The college All-Star football squad opened a rigorous training schedule Friday for its game with the Green Bay Packers Aug. 2 in Soldier Field. Representatives from 23 states are in the group that head coach Otto Graham will try to mold into a well-oiled unit before taking on the National Football League champions. The squad has size, power and speed, with 18 men who weigh 235 pounds or more. ly, Chicago got six,hits, including a two-run double by Mike Hershberger and a two-run triple by nighK| Jim Landis. Pete Ward started the Sox' big inning with a pop double. A walk to Jim Lemon and an infield single by Floyd Robinson had loaded the bases when Hershberger doubled to left-center. Southpaw pi cher Gary Peters, 26, got the victory, his sixth. He was nicked for single runs in the first and second innings and then held Detroit scoreless until there were two outs in the ninth, when Jim Brosnan came on and retired pinch batter Gates Brown to end the game. Hank Aguirre was the losing pitcher. Tonight Juan Pizarro (11-4) will be on the mound for the Sox against Don Mossi (4-5) in the second of the three-game series. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, split a twi-night doubleheader at Cincinnati Thursday, shattering a scoreless tie with seven runs in Cards Sign Three ST. 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The Reds almost broke open the game in the ninth, loading the bases with one out, but Ellsworth got pinch batter Daryl Spencer on a foul out and fanned Pete Rose. The Cubs' loss in the second game provided Cincinnati hurler Jim Maloney with his 14th victory. Dick Lemay was the loser. At Cincinnati tonight, the CUbs* Larry Jackson (9-7) will face Jim O'Toole (13-6) for the Reds. Showers 'TOMORROW Time to Iniulato WHITE'S PHONE 8424)185 • >54KBETE FIRST CHOICE for home repair jobs! Use SAKRETE for all your home cement Jobs. It's ideal for fixing walks, setting posts, patching, as well as for larger projects such as outdoor barbecues and patios. Add to the beauty and value of your home this easy way. It's fun when you do it with SAKRETE. SAKRETE is really economical because it stores indefinitely until you add water. There is a special SAKRETE ready-to-use cement mix for every job. Get the one you need from your lumber and buildinjf material dealer. FREE Project Booklet. 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