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1. f fl [>ufax Has Come Long Way Yastrzemski Makes Ted Look Good Sandy Hurls 9th Shutout; Carl Leads Bosox to Win Giants Lose To Phillies „!, r By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer ^•"'""I was scared to death I'd never pitch again." That's Sandy Koufax, remem- :, bering how things were exactly a year ago. "'f.The brilliant left-hander was in the middle of a spectacular sea' ^on and the Los Angeles Dodgers were sailing ahead in the Nation' v al League race on July 12, 1962 "'St the Polo Grounds in New ,,York. A numb index finger on his pitching hand forced Koufax to the sidelines after he had blanked • the Mets through seven innings. ., He was credited with the victory -•—his 14th—but it was his last of <>the year. The circulatory ailment later idled him for over two , months, and the Dodgers wound tip losing the pennant to the San •' Francisco Giants. .' ' But the frightened and disabled Koufax of a year ago is now the hottest pitcher in baseball—a fact ; he emphasized Friday night, on the anniversary of that dark chapter in his career. Again at the Polo Grounds and again facing the Mets, he fired a three-hit 6-0 triumph. The shutout was his third in a row and ninth of the season; the victory his eighth straight and 15th of the year—high in the majors. His 13 strikeouts boosted his total to 163, tops in. the big leagues, and . he lowered his earned run av- ; erage to 1.64 in his 13th complete game. The Dodgers? They've won five , in succession and have a five" game grip on first place. ; The Philadelphia Phillies tumbled the second-place Giants another length behind, 7-5, despite .',' the. continued long-range hitting tif Willie McCovey. " St. Louis beat Milwaukee 5-3; Chicago trimmed Cincinnati 4-1 and Pittsburgh shaded Houston .2-1. The Phils rapped Jack Sanford • -for four runs in the first inning and three in the fifth, with doubles by Roy Sievers, Don Demeter and Clay Dalrymple the telling blows. McCovey smacked two- run homers for the Giants in the third and eighth—his 25th and 26th—and Harvey Kuenn homered for San Francisco in the eighth. •J -Winner Art Mahaffey was chased • in the. eighth, but Jack Balscliun .'checked the Giants the rest of the "'way. ..-•,> The Cardinals clinched it with -~'a - four-run third inning, capped by Gary Kolb's first major league .".'homer. Bob Gibson won his ninth, -•^with relief from Barney "Schultz, and Tony Cloninger was the loser. '. ..Gene Oliver and Mack Jones hom- ' ered for Milwaukee. The Cubs collected 13 hits in •'dealing southpaw Jim O'Toole his • fourth straight loss. Ernie Banks had a homer in the Cub attack, the •851st of his career for a seventh- place tie with Ralph Kiner on the all-time National League list. Bob -Buhl was the winning pitcher, • 'beating the Reds for only the second time in his 11 NL seasons. - ; Pittsburgh overcame Houston •with two runs in the sixth on Dick 'Schofield's homer and successive singles by Roberto Clemente, Bill ,_Mazeroski and Willie Stargell. Don I Schwall got the pitching victory ' and Bob Bruce was the loser. By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles -. 53 33 .616 — •San Francisco 49 39 .557 5 St. Louis 48 39 .552 5% Chicago 47 39 .547 6 Cincinnati .... 47 42 .528 7Vz Milwaukee ... 44 42 .512 9 Pittsburgh ... 43 43 .500 10 Philadelphia . 42 45 .483 HVz Houston 34 56 .378 21 New York .... 29 58 .333 24% Friday's Results Los Angeles 6, New York 0 Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 5 Pittsburgh 2, Houston 1 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 3 Chicago 4, Cincinnati 1 Today'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 Monday's Games Chicago at St. Louis Los Angeles at Philadelphia San Francisco at Pittsburgh Houston at New York Milwaukee at Cincinnati READ THE WANT ADS! or insurance twuh- famous km rates and top service. CafrtactDwtQfcqrl DEAN HILL 174 N. Academy Phone 343-1338 imHwmjmmt JM AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York .... 52 31 .627 — Boston 47 37 .560 5V 2 Chicago 48 39 .552 6 Baltimore 49 40 .551 6 Cleveland ..... 45 40 .529 8 Minnesota .... 45 41 .523 8% Los Angeles .. 41 48 .461 14 Kansas City .. 36 47 .434 16 Detroit 36 43 .429 16% Washington .. 30 58 .341 24% Friday's Results Baltimore 4, Washington 3 Cleveland at Kansas City, postponed, rain Detroit 7, Chicago 6, (12 innings) , Boston 3, Minnesota 2, (12 innings) New York 4, Los Angeles 3 Today's Games New York at Los Angeles Detroit at Chicago Cleveland at Kansas City Boston at Minnesota 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 Monday's Games Boston at Los Angeles New York at Kansas City Cleveland at Minnesota Baltimore at Chicago Detroit at Washington Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press PITCHING - Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, struck out 13 and allowed only three hits in 6-0 victory over New v 0 rk, posting his third straight shutout and 15th victory. HITTING—Bill Freehan, Tigers, had two singles and homer, driving in winning run in top of the 12th in 7-6 victory over White Sox. Yankees Nip Angels, 4-3 By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer The first time Ted Williams saw Carl Yastrzemski swing a bat, he made one of his rare predictions: "Don't let anyone change his swing and he'll be a great hitter." No one has, and Yaz is beginning to make Boston's old batting master look like an oracle. Yaz lashed an opposite field home run in the top of the 12th inning Friday night and powered the Red Sox past Minnesota 3-2 and into second place. The Chicago White Sox, 7-6 losers to Detroit in 12 innings, slipped to third, a half game behind Boston and six behind the leading New York Yankees. The Yanks, powered by Yogi Berra's three-run homer, solved old nemesis Ken McBride and the Los Angeles Angels 4-3. Baltimore beat Washington by the same score. Cleveland at Kansas City was rained out. Yastrzemski, a left-handed hitter, lashed his eighth homer of the season over the left centerfield fence, a drive of about 420 feet that tagged Minnesota with its fifth straight loss. Yastrzemski, 23, a student at Notre Dame in the off-season, is in his third season as Williams' successor in left field for Boston and is off to his finest year. He leads the league in hittmg, '.334, and doubles, 23, is second in hits, 104, has a very respectable 43 runs batted in and possesses one of the best arms in the league. Berra's sixth inning homer off McBride brought the Yanks from behind, but they needed a ninth inning run to make it stand up when the Angels rallied on Charley Dees two-run double. It was the Angels' 10th straight loss and the first time McBride had lost to the Yankees since Aug. 7, 1961. Bill Freehan singled in Rocky Colavito with the Tigers' 12th inning run, singled in another run and had a solo homer. John Orsino belted a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, driving in the tying and winning runs for Baltimore, which trailed 3-2 going into the inning. It was Baltimore's eighth straight triumph over Washington this season and the Orioles' eighth victory in their last nine games. 7w Qalesbuig Register-Mall GALESBURG, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1963 PAGE 12 Major League Leaders By United Press Internationa] NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. M. Pet. T.Davis, LA 73 268 30 88 .328 Santo, Chi 86 342 42 109 .319 White, StL 87 358 64 114 .318 Groat, St.L 87 353 51,112 .317 Clemente, Pitt 77 294 46 92 .313 Wills, LA 65 264 43 82 .311 H.Aaron, Mil 85 333 63 103 .309 Boyer, StL 84 328 39 100 .305 Pinson, Cin 89 356 50 108 .303 Williams, Chi 86 330 50 100 .303 AMERICAN Player & Club G. Ystrzmski, Bos 80 311 Wagner, LA 84 315 Malzone, Bos 84 330 Kaline, Det 81 311 Rollins, Minn 73 263 Davalillo, Cle 52 214 Pearson, LA 82 317 Robinson, Chi 84 310 Maris, NY 61 227 LEAGUE AB R. H. Pet. 53 104 .334 46 103 .327 38 106 .32153 99 .318 38 32 44 44 83 .316 65 .304 95 .300 93 .300 36 66 .291 Home Runs National League—McCovey, Giants 26; A. Aaron, Braves 25; Cepeda, Giants 17; Mays, Giants, and Banks, Cubs both 16. American League — Allison, Twins 22; Wagner, Angels 20; Maris, Yanks 19; Stuart, Red Sox 19; Killebrew, Twins 18. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 66; White, Cards 62; Santo, Cubs 62; McCovey, Giants 58; Boyer, Cards 55. American League— Wagner, Angels 59; Allison, Twins 59; Kaline, Tigers 57; Stuart, Red S^ox 55; Malzone, Red Sox 54. Pitching National League— Koufax, Dodgers 15-3; Maloney, Reds 14-3; PerranoskI, Dodgers 9-2; McBean Pirates 8-2; Marichal, Giants 14-4. American League— Radatz, Red Sox 10 : 1; Ford, Yanks 14-3; Bouton, Yanks 11-4; Pizarro, White Sox il-4; Barber, Orioles 12-5. Fred Hutchinson Gets New Pact Minor Leagues By The Associated Press PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Tacoma 4, Dallas-Fort Worth 3 Spokane 9, Seattle 0 San Diego 3, Denver 0 Salt Lake City 6, Oklahoma City 4 Only games scheduled MIDWEST LEAGUE Wisconsin Rapids 8, Fox Cities 7 (12 innings) Burlington 6, Dubuque 4 Quincy 8, Quad Cities 4 Decatur 7, Clinton 6 Waterloo at Cedar Rapids ppd, rain. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Richmond 5, Jacksonville 2 (19 innings) Atlanta 3, Arkansas 1 Indianapolis 4, Syracuse 0 Buffalo 5, Toronto 2 Columbus 7, Rochester 5 CINCINNATI, Ohio (UPI) — Hatchet-faced Fred Hutchinson, armed with his second two-year contract to manage the Cincinnati Reds, hoped today for a repeat of the 1961 season when he and the Reds brought home the National League pennant. Hutchinson, 43, signed a two- year contract on Aug. 23, 1961, and his Reds responded with the pennant, the first baseball championship in Cincinnati in two^decades. Maybe General Manager William O. DeWitt remembered that Friday when he called a news conference to announce that Hutchinson had signed another two- year pact for the 1964 and 1965 seasons. DeWitt said Hutchinson was signed to set aside all doubts that the fiery manager would return as field boss next year. "We made the announcement at this time when so many other managers are being fired or finding themselves in disfavor with the fans and front office," DeWitt told the hastily called gathering of newsmen. The news conference was called just before the Reds took the field against the Chicago Cubs Friday night and came as a surprise to most observers, since Hutchin son's job was not regarded as being in danger. Hutchinson said he was "real happy" over the contract although he admitted he received no raise in pay. "I'm making enough," he said. Hutchinson became manager of the Reds July 8, 1959, succeeding Mayo Smith, who was fired. Although Hutch was not originally hired by DeWitt, the two men have hit it off since DeWitt took over front office operations, before the 1961 season. Hutchinson took over a seventh place club in 1959 and finished in a tie for fifth place that season. In 1961, the Reds were tagged for another second division finish but they surprised everybody in winning the pennant. Last season, the Reds did almost as well, winding up in third place with a 98-64 record, compared to a 93-61 mark in the pennant-winning 1961 campaign. Rookie Sets Pace In Card Triumph ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinal rookie Gary Kolb will probably remember the night of July 12, 1963 for a long time to come. The rugged, former University of Illinois football star, hit his first major league home run Friday night to lead the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Braves. Kolb, who was recalled only this past week from the Cardi- SPILLWAY—Bud Giatomelli haugs on for dear life on the neck of his mount Lak NaK, 8, alter passing the finish line at Bollywood Park, Ingle- wood, Calif., in the Hollywood Derby. That's Quita Dude, 1, passing the embarrassed couple. nals' Tulsa farm club, hit his big blow with one man on, climaxing a four-run third inning for the Redbirds. Cardinal hitters got only five hits, but Milwaukee starter Tony Cloninger's wildness proved his downfall. He walked Bill White and Stan Musial in the first. Ken Boyer's double sent White in to score with the Cardinals first run. Cloninger walked Musial and Boyer in the third. Then he gave up a single to Tim McCarver. Boyer came home on a double steal, after Brave catcher Del Crandall fumbled a throw. Kolb then hit his home run. The Braves picked up two of their runs with solo homers by ex-Cardinal Gene Oliver and Mack Jones. Oliver's home run came in the second inning. Jones hit his in the ninth. Don Dillard's pinch-hit double in the seventh gave the Braves their other run. In this afternoon's game at St. Louis, Hank Fischer (0-2) is expected to start for the Braves against the Cardinals' Curt Simmons (7-4). HIGH SCHOOL BUDDIES—Red pitcher Jim Maloney (left) and Cub Pitcher Dick Ellsworth were two of five players of a Fresno High School that signed contracts with Major Clubs for bonuses fit more than $20,000. The two got together before the game last night to reminisce over "old times." UNIFAX Cubs Doing All Right in Make or Break Test G. W, Liked Nags ANNAPOLIS, Md. (UPI) George Washington was an ar- dest horse player. The nation's first President mentions in his diary several visits to the Annapolis races, where he states he was a "consistent and persistent loser." 1 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are doing right well for themselves in their big series against the Cincinnati Reds which was billed as a make-or-break pronosition for the Cubs. The Cubs kayoed the Reds, 4-1, Bob Charles Cops British Open Crown ST. ANNE'S, England (AP) Bob Charles, a gangling New Zealander with a rare putting •touch, beat out Phil Rodgers of La Jolla, Calif., by 8 strokes in their 36-hole playoff for the British Open title today, and became the first left-hander ever to win a major golf championship. Charles shot 69-71—140, Rodgers 72-76—148 after they had tied Friday at 277 for 72 holes. Charles, a willowy, 6-foot-2 stylist called by his friends the "human two-iron," took the lead with a 45-foot putt on the third hole of the morning round and never let himself be headed. Rodgers, delighting the gallery with his uninhibited gestures and wise cracks throughout the day, tut Charles' lead to a single shot at the 23rd, but the challenge seemed only to spur the New Zealander to new efforts. Wielding a wicked putter and displaying remarkable finesse around the greens, Charles turned on the steam and turned the playoff into a complete rout. During the finishing holes on the tough back nine, which Rodgers had played well throughout the tournament, the New Zealand left-hander picked up shots on virtually everv hole. Charles took the lead at the third hole and never relinquished it as he continued the red hot putting streak that carried him into a tie. He had a round of 33-36 against par of 34-36. Rodgers shot 35-37. It looked like a breeze for the New Zealander until he took a double bogey six to Rodgers' five on the tough 17th. Charles had only 26 putts for the round and 11 one-putt greens. He also made some magnificent recovery shots. Friday night to give them a split in the four games played since the All-Star game and a chance to win the five-game set with a victory today. The Cubs remained one-half game behind third-place St. Louis but pulled within one game of second-place San Francisco. Bob Buhl, getting help from Lindy McDaniel in the eighth inning, recorded his eighth victory against six losses—his second win in 11 seasons over Cincinnati. The Cubs piled up a 3-0 lead through the first six innings and then added an insurance run in the ninth. Ernie Banks clubbed his 16th home run of the season. It was also the 351st of his career, tying him with Ralph Kiner for seventh place in the National League's all-time series. Hoping to win the series from the Reds, the Cubs will send Larry Jackson (9-7) against John Tsitouris (4-3). The Chicago White Sox got some home run punch "but it didn't prove to be enough and the Detroit Tigers came up with a 7-6 victory in 12 innings. . The Tigers went ahead 2-0 in the first inning but the Sox came back with four runs in the first capped by Ron Hansen's two-run homer. The two teams struggled through the first seven innings and wound up in a 6-6 tie with Pete Ward and Jim Landis hitting home runs for the Sox. Hoyt Wilhelm gave up a couple of runs in the sixth and seventh innings and then worked brilliantly until he was lifted for a pinch batter in the 11th. Jim Brosnan took over in the 12th and yielded a double to Rocky Colavito who scored the winning run on a single by Bill Freehan. The Sox planned to send Ed Fisher (5-6) against Jim Bunning (6-9) in the final game of the series today. Met Fan Loses Euthusiasm NEW YORK (AP)-A big bass drum with "Let's Go Met" painted on the side was turned over to the lost and found department of the Independent Subway system Friday. It was found, apparently abandoned, on a subway train Thursday—the day the Mets lost their 12th straight baseball game. READ THE WANT ADS! 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