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It's No Misprint-Cubs Are Second in Middle of July That's fid fnisprint in the National League standings — that team in second place IS the Chicago Gobs. And since it's already mid-July, that ranks as one of the big surprises of the baseball year. Last season, you'll remember, these Cubs finished in ninth place —even behind Houston's brand- new Colts, the season before that • it was next-to-last, and the season before that, the same. In fact, •you have to go all the way back to 1946 before you'll find the Cubs in a first-division finish. They took over the runner-up spot Monday^-with an assist from San Francisco's collapsing Giants Dick Ellsworth and Lintly Mc Daniel combined for a five-hit shutout and Ellsworth keyed the attack With a two-run single as the Cubs trimmed St. Louis 2-0. Then the Pittsburgh Pirates took care' of the Giants, sweeping the defending champions in a twi- night doubleheader, 2-1 and 4-1. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies parlayed a two-base er ror and Bob Oldis' single for an nth-inning run that gave them a 5-4 decision over front-running Los Angeles, snapping the Dodgers" on tit e i h L JOE What has two legs, fires bullets from the left side and strikes fear into all National League batters? The answer to this question should be a simple one for all baseball fans. It can hardly "be anything but a Sandy Koufax. If you answered this quiz correctly we assume, with a minimum of speculation, that you are qualified to cite the main reason the Los Angeles Dodgers are in a good position to make F. run-away of the National League pennant race. Manager Walt Alston's charges, not considered a shoo-in for the flag at the outset of the season, are currently leading the league with a comfortable 6 games separating them and runner-up Chicago. The Dodgers started out slow this season and in the first few weeks were playing the unfamiliar role of second divisioners. However, in recent weeks they have been the hottest team in the majors with seven wins in their last eight games and 12 out of their last 14. Scribes Back Off Their collapse dining the 1962 stretch drive was probably a major reason they were not picked to win the 1963 flag by a number of prognosticating sportswriters. The reasoning was if they could not win last year when they had top performances from several of their players, how can they do it this season? (Sensational efforts in 1962 included Maury Wills in stolen bases, Don Drysdale in pitching and Tommy Davis in the power and RBI department). However, the big difference this year should be Sandy Koufax who was practically useless to the Dodgers after July 12 last season. An injury to his throwing hand on that date sidelined Sandy for several weeks and he failed to win a game the rest of the season. After Koufax's misfortune in '62 the Dodgers began fading and what happened is now regarded as ofie of the biggest crash dives in baseball history. The Giants finally caught them and beat them in a pennant playoff. At present the Dodger hard- throwing southpaw is going stronger than ever and, barring another unforeseen mishap, should be plaguing National League hitters all the way through September. This is the big plus the Dodgers should have going for them in the last half of the 1963 season. With Koufax healthy and Johnny Podres doing a remarkable job, along with the always effective Drysdale, the Dodgers boast the top big three pitching combination in the majors. Drysdale, still regarded in most circles as the top righthander in the big show, does not have his usual impressive won and loss record but has suffered a number of losses in low-scoring games. The importance of the pitching staff in the recent Dodger surge is seen in the fact that L. A. hurlers have allowed only 13 runs in the last eight games and two runs or less in 12 of their last 14 games. They're no longer asking whether Koufax can reach 20, but instead fans are thinking in terms of 25 wins. In fact, a few baseball observers feel he has a good shot at the charmed 30 mark. Fires Blanks His record to date shows 15 victories against only three setbacks and a total of nine shutouts. The Dodger fireballer has blanked his opponent in his last three outings. In addition to those fancy figures Sandy is leading both leagues in strikeouts with 163. His nearest competitor in this department is teammate Drysdale with 151. Jim Bunning of Detroit leads the American League in strikeouts with 117. At the age of 27, Koufax, Brooklyn born lefty, is on the verge of becoming the greatest strikeout artist of all time. winning string at seven games and cutting their lead over the Cubs to six. Also in the NL—a bases-loaded walk to Ken Walters in the' 12th inning enabled Cincinnati to edge Milwaukee 4-3; and the New York Mets ended a 15-game losing slump by trouncing Houston 14-5, but the Colts came back in the second half of the doubleheader for an 8-0 romp as Don Notte- bart won for the first time since his no-hitter two months ago. In the American League—Kansas City outscored the first-place New York Yankees 11-10 in 12 innings; the Chicago White Sox blanked Baltimore 4-0 behind rookie Gary Peters' brilliant one- hit pitching; Minnesota bombed Cleveland 13-1; Boston shaded Los Angeles 2-1, and Washington beat Detroit 11-6.. Ellsworth, now 13-6, : cracked open the game at St. Louis with a bases-loaded single off loser Ernie Broglio in the seventh inning after singles by Ken Hubbs and Dick Bertell and a walk to Andre Rodgers. Then in the last of the seventh, the Cubs' young southpaw and McDaniel stifled the Cards' big threat. With the bases filled and none out, Ellsworth struck out Tim McCarver and Stan Musial before McDaniel came in and fanned Julian Javier. Dodger rookie second baseman Nate Oliver opened the way for the Phils in the 11th inning when he dropped Don Demeter's pop up for a two-base error with one out. Reliever Ed Roebuck then gave an intentional walk to Roy Sievers, who had driven in three earlier runs with a homer and sacrifice fly, before Oldis rapped his clinching single. Jack Baldschun was the winner. Willie stargell's two-run single in the last Af the ninth sent Pittsburgh to its opening game victory over the Giants and Juan Marl* chal, who had blanked the Pirates on four hits through the first eight innings. Al McBean, 9 -2, won it in relief of Bob Friend. Joe Gibbon scattered 10 Giant hits in taking the second game, with Joe Pagliaronl's homer, Bill Virdon's triple and Dick Schofield's double the key Pittsburgh blows. San Francisco now has dropped four straight games and six of its last seven. Minor Leagues By The Associated Press INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Buffalo 1, Rochester 0 Columbus 3, Syracuse 2 Atlanta 8, Richmond 0 Indianapolis 5, Toronto 2 Arkansas 5, Jacksonville 1 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Spokane 2, Tacoma 0 Seattle 5, Portland 3 Oklahoma City 6, San Diego 5 (10 innings) Denver 12, Hawaii 0 (Only games scheduled) Fight Results By The Associated Press NEW BEDFORD, Mass.-Johnny Pizzarro, 130, Erie, Pa., out­ pointed Paddy Read, 130, Providence, R.I., 15. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Major League] STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York .... 54 33 .621 — Boston 49 39 .557 5Vz Chicago 50 40 .556 5% Minnesota 49 41 .544 6Vfe Baltimore 50 43 .538 7 Cleveland .... 46 44 .511 9V4 Los Angeles 43 50 .462 14 Kansas City .. 38 50 .432 16% Detroit 36 49 .424 17 Washington 32 58 .390 23% Monday's Results Minnesota 13, Cleveland 1 Washington 11, Detroit 6 Kansas City 11, New York 10 (12 innings) Boston 2, Los Angeles 1 Chicago 4, Baltimore 0 Today's Games Cleveland at Los Angeles (N) Boston at Kansas City (N) New York at Minnesota (N) Washington at Chicago (N) Baltimore at Detroit (N) Wednesday's Games Cleveland at Los Angeles (twi- night) Boston at Kansas City (N) New York at Minnesota (N) Washington at Chicago (N) Baltimore at Detroit NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 55 34 .618 — Chicago 49 40 .551 6 San Francisco 49 42 .538 7 St. Louis 49 42 .538 7 Cincinnati 49 43 .533 7% Pittsburgh .._ 46 43 .517 9 Milwaukee ... 46 44 .511 9% Philadelphia . 44 46 .489 11% Houston 36 58 .383 21% New York .... 30 61 .330 26 Monday's Results Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 Philadelphia 2-4, San Francisco 1-1 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3 (12 innings). Philadelphia 5, Los Angeles 4 (11 innings) New York 14-0, Houston 5-8 Today's Games Houston at New York Milwaukee at Chicago Los Angeles at Philadelphia (2 twi-night) San Francisco at Pittsburgh (2 twi-night) St. Louis at Cincinnati (N) Wednesday 's Gaines San Francisco at New York (N) Houston at Philadelphia (N) Los Angeles at Pittsburgh (N) Milwaukee at Chicago St. Louis at Cincinnati (N) 5*1* t , ULTRA-MODERN ARENA — A model of the world's first domed, air-conditioned, all weather, all-purpose stadium is shown above. The arena will be the home base for the Houston Colt-.45's of the National Baseball league and the Houston Oilers of the American Football League. It is viewed above by Colt manager Harry Craft (left) and club president Judge Roy Hofheinz. UNIFAX.. Wrigley May Not Be Ahead Despite Attendance Pick-Up CHICAGO (UPI) — The Chicago Cubs' 53 per cent increase in attendance so far this season may be good for morale, but doesn't guarantee a money making season for the team, President Philip K. Wrigley said today. In fact the attendance increase, 171,324 for 42 dates,'hasn't boosted the Cubs' total attendance as high as it was at the same point three seasons ago when the team finished seventh. ".I don't know whether we will make money or not," Wrigley said. "It all depends on our team replacement cost. Really I couldn't estimate how we'll come out until we sit down with the auditors at the end of the year and see what came in and what we spent." Wrigley said that the amount of money spent in bonus players was an important factor in determining whether the team shows a profit, but he_ also pointed out bookkeeping could have an effect too. "When you sit down with the auditors at the end of the year and decide what can be carried over and what can be charged off, you can make the books come out pretty much as you want. I remember my father used to say that 'figures don't lie, but liars figure'." Wrigley credited the Cubs success at the gate this year strictly to its improved won and lost record. The team, in the first division, has pulled 492,210 paid fans this season compared to 320,886 in 42 dates last year. But only three years ago, for the same number of dates, the club had attendance of 544,691, and wound up pulling nearly a million fans. Marlene Hagge Cops Honors in Golf Tourney ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (UPD- Farlene Bauer Hagge was speechless after winning the Sight Open golf tournament—and with good reason. It was her first victory on the ladies' PGA circuit since the Hoosier State Open in Indianapolis in 1960. "It's been so long since I had the pleasure of accepting this honor that I hardly know what to say," Marlene giggled after shooting a 69 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 208. Mrs. Hagge started the third round, which was postponed by rain Sunday, with a three-stroke lead over Kathy Whitworth, who wound up in third place with a 218 after soaring to a 76 in her final trip over the Turf Valley Country Club course. Mickey Wright carded a 73 in the final round to finish second with a 217 — nine strokes back of Mrs. Hagge. Marilynn Smith and Betsy Rtwls tied for fourth place with 221 totals. Miss Smith finished with a 73 and Miss Rawls had a 78. baseball White Sox vs. Senators ftft RADIO 1400 ON YOUR 01 At White Sox Rookie Hurls I-Hitter By JOE MOOSUIL CHICAGO (AP)-Some make it quick. Some never do. With others it takes time as in the case of Gary Peters of the Chicago White Sox. Peters, a 26-year-old rookie although he has had four previous trials with the Sox, pitched a one- hitter Monday night in dealing the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 defeat. The only hit off Peters was a line single to center by opposing pitcher Robin Roberts with two out in the third. Roberts was Baltimore's only base runner. Peters didn't issue a walk and struck out 13. Before the game someone asked Manager Al Lopez if he was doing the right thing in using Peters against the Orioles who had a 20-4 record against left-handers. "It's his turn and he goes," said Lopez, realizing that the only other southpaw to start and finish against Baltimore this season was New York's Whitey Ford who recorded a 4-3 victory. Later Lopez revealed why he had no qualms in using Peters who boosted his record to 7 -5 and increased his season strikeout total to 104. "He's been our most consistent pitcher," said Lopez. "He's never been hit hard and has lost some tough games. Last time we TIME IS SHORT LINDY'S Bowling Tournament ends JULY 21 Men's Singles 159 and under Men's Singles 160 and over Ladies Singles Mixed Doubles Use average of March 31 Daytime hours available by arrangement Evenings every day except Thursday. CAU PRINCETON 3 1712 LINDY'S LANES - Princeton, pitched him against Baltimore I took him out in the seventh with the score tied 1-1 and our bullpen lost the game, 2-1." Peters first came up with the Sox in 1959 and pitched one inning. In 1960 he worked three innings. In 1961 he was used in 10 innings and last year he worked six innings. "Sure you get discouraged," said Peters about his travels from the minors to the majors and back again, "but I have never been able to throw hard until this season. I guess my motion is better." Lopez said Peters' history has been one of having a good fast ball one time and very little another time. "This spring he came up throwing hard and has kept throwing hard,'' the Sox manager added. "He's developed a good slider to go with his fast ball and All Moose No. 880 Bowlers MEETING Wednesday/ July 17 8:30 P.M. We want any Moose member who is interested in bowling. WE NEED 60 BOWLERS. A. D. CAD WELL if he can ever start getting his curve over he'll be terrific." In addition to his pitching, Peters is a fine base runner and a good hitter. He had a single and a double Monday night and has been used by Lopez as a pinch batter. However, Peters' hitting didn't bother the Orioles as J. C. Martin and Tom McCraw chipped in with two-run homers for the victory. READ THE WANT ADS! «THV KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigar Qalesbit7£ Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1963 PAGE 14 Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. T.Davis, LA 76 279 30 91 .326 Groat, StL 91 369 54 119 .322 Wills, LA 68 272 48 87 .320 Pinson,\ Cin . 92 370 53 118 .319 Clmente, Pitts 80 305 47 97 .318 White, StL 91 373 67 117 .314 Santo, Chi 89 354 44 111 .314 H.Aaron, Mil, 89 352 67 109 .310 Gonzlez, Phil 88 318 46 98 .308 Boyer, StL 88 344 41 104 .302 AMERICAN Yastmski, Bos 86 Malzone, Bos 87 Kaline, Det 82 Rollins, Minn 77 Wagner, LA 88 Davalilo, Clev 52 Pearson, LA •86 Cimoli, KC 78 Maris, NY 61 Hrshbrgr, Chi 72 LEAGUE 326 55 110 .337 340 40 111 .326 315 54 100 .317 278 43 88 .317 326 48 103 .316 214 32 65 .304 329 47 99 .301 270 33 80 .296 218 41 64 .294 240 37 70 .292 Home Runs National League —. McCovey, Giants 26; H. Aaron, Braves 26*; Cepeda, Giants; Mays, Giants; Banks, Cubs all 17. American League — Allison, Twins 22; Killebrew, Twins 21; Wagner, Angels 20; Battey, Twins 20; Maris, Yanks 19; Stuart, Red Sox 19. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 71; White, Cards 65; Santo, Cubs 65; McCovey, Giants 58; Boyer, Cards 58. .American League — Wagner, Angeles 60; Allison, Twins 60; Kaline, Tigers 57; Stuart, Red Sox; Malzone, Red Sox; Battey, Twins all 56. Pitching National League— Koufax, Dodgers 15-3; Maloney, Reds 14-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 9-2; McBean, Pirates 9-2; Spahn, Braves 12-4. American League—Radatz, Red Sox 10-1; Ford, Yanks 14-3; Pizarro, White Sox 11-4; Buzhardt, White Sox 9-4; Bouton, Yanks 11-5. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! DUiribul«d by BROWN SPECIAL!* CO. % f - "m" 'ft ••*' J ' ' V for Every Building Jo QUALITY READY-MIX CONCRETE Delivered right to your job when you need it by COURTEOUS COMPETENT DRIVERS — WE POUR AND FINISH — Free Estimates on Contracting Service, We Also Carry a Full line of MASONRY BUILDING MATERIALS! • MASON CEMENT • PORTLAND CEMENT BLOCKS REINFORCING Phone 343 3181 1050 Monmouth Blvd. Galesburg

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