Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 17, 1968 · Page 3
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Hope M Star ™ *„, ^^* ^ ^^^ o: Briles Hurls Cardinals \ to Victory By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer I- Two plus 10 equals 12 to mathematicians and baseball statisticians, but not to Nelson Briles. Not when money is In* wived, he says, '"I haven't wort 12 straight game.-?/' insisted tha St. Louis hurler, who captured his last 10 decisions In 1967 and ran his rteeord to 2*0 this year by pitch* tog' the Cardinals past Atlanta 6*2 Tuesday night. "It's Just two In a row. I already got paid for last season," Two or 12, Briles' logic failed to Impress the Braves as much as his fast ball that stopped the honr? club with only two un« earned runs for eight Innings before Joe Hoerner pitched the ninth, $• His victory continued the fast getaway of the world champion Cardinals, who moved back Into a tie for first place with idle Houston at 5-1. 9 ; Lower in the standings. Los Angeles did some hitting for a cnange and powered past Philadelphia 5-3 in a night game after Cincinnati outlasted the Chicago Ottos 9-8 in the afternoon in the only National League games scheduled, fin the only American League gam? 5, Detroit hammered Boston 9-2, Cleveland nudged the Chicago Wliite Sox 3-1 and Cak- land tripped the New York Yankees 4-3. < Briles, who received a blgpay raise after recording a 14-5 record and one World Series victory last season, appears to have his mind and arm attuned to more victories that add up to rriore money this year. < The right-hander, who camo out of the bullpen and per- fdrmed sensationally as a starting replacement for Injured Bob Gibson in 1967, scattered nine hi^s • against the Braves, ,who broke through only with" the/aid of an error. 'Briles held a 6-0 lead for62-3 Innings before catcher Tim McCarver dropped a foul pop and Hank Aaron and Felipe Alou followed with run-scoring singles. It was not enough to overcome Orlando Cepoda's four hits and three runs batted hi and a homer by Mjke Shannon off loser Tony Cloninger. Only a blister on his index finger, the result of throwing his fast ball, kept Briles from finishing. "I don't like to think about losing at all," Briles said. "All I think about is winning 20 games like any other pitcher." Mike Kekich, who just turned 23, might also be dreaming of 20 •some day, but right now his mind is on No. 1, his first major league victory. The left-handed rookie pitch- ,er, who lost to Philadelphia in his only other big league start in June 1905, had the Phillies blanked for seven innings before two singles knocked him out at the start of the eighth. Richie Allen singled in two runs off Phil Regan before Hank Aguirre put out the fire after a sacrifice fly by Tony Gonzales, However, the Dodgers, who have been shut out three times this season and scored only four runs, in five gamos, had broken loose earlier for a 5*0 lead as W,-»j Parker, ZoiloVersallesand Willie Davis doubled in runs, Cincinnati had to come from bahind ifter the Cubs scored savea tiroes in the third inning for a 7»5 lead, ie$ May climaxed the comeback with his fourth hit, a single that drove in the winning run in the ninth inning, He knocked in two other runs earlier with a homar aod a single. Basketball Pfd Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Tuesday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games .Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston, Philadelphia leads best-of-7 series 3-2 Thursday's (3am ^s No ganvM scheduled ABA Today's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Games (Championship Finals) New Orleans at Pittsburgh, 1st game of best-of-7 series Defense Is Tested by Porkers FAYETTEV1LLE, Ark. (AP") — Arkansas' No. Ono offense tested the No. One defense in a scrimmage here Tuesday in the Rasorbacks' spring football practice and both pleased Coach Frank Broyles. Broyles kept the offense on the ground for the most part and said, "The defense was encouraging and agressive and made it tough for the offense." Quarterbacks Bill Montgomery, a sophomore, and Gordon Norwood guided the red squad to six first downs each but it was junior fullback Richard Coleman who drew recognition from Broyles. "Coleman ran and blocked well," Broyles said. Coleman broke for ten-yards twice behind Norwood, Broyles also complimented tailbacks David Dickey and Billy Burnett. Broyles did not use quarterback John Eichler, who guided the Porkers in several games last year. However, defensive end William Ketcher, who has been out with a pinched nerve, returned to the lineup. "I was very pleased with today's practice." Broyles said. Complete a Fine Comeback By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Black Hawk Coach Billy Reay, who finished a winner, spoke about his penalty killers and defenseman Doug Jarrett's good game. New York Ranger Coach Emlle Francis, a loser, was left with only philosophy. The Hawks' 4-1 victory over the Rangers Tuesday night completed a remarkable four-game comeback, New York had taken a two-game lead in their National Hockey League Stanley Cup semifinal series and seemed all but certain to make it past the first playoff round for the first time since 1950. Reay gave full credit to his team of penalty killers — Eric Nesterenko, Chico Maki, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita - who successfully kept the Rangers away from the net three times in the second period with the score tied 1-1. "Give those penalty killers credit lor keeping us In the game in that second period," said Reay, "and add to it that Doug Jarrett pliyed his best game of the year for us." Francis also gave credit to Hull and to Chicago's Dennis DeJordy, but kept ranging West Division semifinals at threee games each. back to Bob Schmautz' goal in the fifth game of the series Sunday that beat the Rangers 2-1, "That goaj really killed us." said Francis, "We outplayed them In that game and I thought we should have won it. It's funny - sometimes It's better to be Tigers Lower Boom on the Bosox By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer The Boston Red Sox raised their first American League pennant, in 21 years, then the Detroit Tigers lowered the boom. Detroit wrecked the defending champions' home opener with an eight*run fourth inning for a 9-2 victory, the Tigers' fourth straight after a first-day loss, "It's a long season. This is just the beginning," said Manager Mayo Smith of the Tigers' fast getaway. For Boston skipper Dick William.?, it probably seemed like the season might end before the fourth Inning did as 13 Tigers went to the plate. While the Red Sox were having "just one of those days" in the words of Williams, Cakland was beating the New York Yankees 4-3 on Floyd Robinson's two-run pinch homer In the ninth and Cleveland was topping the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Tony Horton's two-run shot In the seventh. There was no other AL action. In the National League, Cincinnati outlasted the C'nicago Cubs 9-8 in a day game and In night action, St. Louis trimmed Atlanta 6-2 and Los Angeles held off Philadelphia 5-3. The Red Sox, now 2-3, got a run in the second inning on Joe Lahoud's double and Elston Howard's single, two of the four hits Earl Wilson allowed Boston all day. Ray Gulp allowed Detroit oae hit in each of the first three innings but not runs. Then camo the fourth. Bill Freehan singled and Jim Northrup walked. Then with one out Earl Wilson singled to score one run, and Dick MoAuliffe walked, loading the bases. Don Wert singled home two runs and McAuliffe and Wert advanced on Lahoud's error in right field. Ai Kaline filed out, but when third basem?Ji Dalton Joaes dropped the relay, MoAuliffe scored and Wert went to third, Willie Horton doubled in a run, Norm Cash walked and Bill Freehan got an infield hit to again load the bases. With a 2-0 count on McAuliffe, Lge Stange relieved Gulp and walked in a run. Ray Oyler then singled in the final two runs of the inning. Robinson's homer that wrecked the Yankees came on the first pitch from Dooley Womack, who had put down an Oakland rally in the eighth inning in which the Athletics scored a run. John Donaldson was on through a single when Robinson unloaded. New York scored all of its runs in the first. Reggie Jackson got the A's first run with a third-inning homer. Chicago's Joe Horlen was working on a two-hitter until Duke Sims beat out a grounder opening the seventh, and Horton followed with his homer. The Indians added another run in the inning. Pete Ward homered for the Chicago run in the top erf the seventh. HOPE (ARK) STAR, Printed try Offset Baseball SOLUNAR TABUS By RICHARD ALDEN KNIGHT The schedule of Soltjnar Periods , as printed below , has been taken from Richard Aiden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territor' or hunting (n good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer, The Major Periods are shown in boldface type. These begin It the Ufnes shown and lastfoi an hour and 4 half or two hours thereafter. The Minor Periods, she are of somewhat shorter duration. t's« Central Standard Date Day Homers Are Undoing of Travelers MEMPHIS (AP) - Memphis slamei four horns runs to" do- feat Arkansas 10-2 in Tex*s League action here before a capacity crowd of 5,447 in Blues Stadium. First baseman Chico Diaz, who accounted for five runs batted in, slammed two homers—three runs coming on a horn or in the seventh. Loyd Flodin and winning pitcher Steve Renko hit the other two, Arkansas took the lead In the top of the first when Billy Wolff walked around for the first run, Dias matched that with his first ho-iier in the second, Highly tauted pitcher Santiago Guzzm?.n was chased after giving up foar runs. ''•vn in regular type, Minor MAJOR Minor MAJOR i? It n Sunday W""*f Tbiuwiay Frfefe* 12:40 J:35 2U3 8;5Q 2:35 3:40 4:35 5:35 6:30 8:15 9:25 10:35 11:45 12:50 3:10 4:05 5:00 G;00 lucky than good," In the other NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Minnesota beat Los Angeles 4-3 in an overtime period to tie their best«f*7 series at three games apiece and Phila. delphia edged St. Louis 24 in two overtimes, knotting that West Division semifinals at three games each. The Black Hawks meet Montreal in the first game of the East Division finals at Montreal Thursday night, The Canadians won their series four straight from Boston. Jarrett scored first against the Rangers, who hadn't lost four games in a row all season, but Rod Gilbert tied it up with a goal early in the second period. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING - Lee May, Reds, stroked four hits, including a horns run and ninth inning sin« gle that drove in his third run and carried Cincinnati to a 9*8 victory over the Chicago Cubs. PITCHING - Luis Tiant, In* dlans, hurled a four*hitter, struck out nine and walked only two as Cleveland trimmfld the Chicago White Sox 3*1, Today's Baseball By THS ASSOCIATED PRESS American League W L Pot. G3 1 2 2 2'/ 2 3 3 3 4 Tuesday's Results Detroit 9, Boston 2 Oakland 4, Now Yo.rk 3 Cleveland 3, Chicago 1 Only games gam as scheduled. Today's Games Washington at Minnesota Cleveland at Detroit Chicago at Boston Baltimore at Oakland, N New York at California, N Thursday's Games Washington at Minnesota Cleveland at Detroit Chicago at Boston Baltimore at Cakland, N New York at California, N National League tinted ft onset Good Stockpond Catch Minnesota Detroit Cleveland Oakland Baltimore Boston California Washington New York Chicago 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 .000 ,801 ,60D ,600 .500 .400 .400 .400 .200 ,000 Houston St. Louis Pittsburgh San Fran Los Angeles Chicago Now York Cincinnati Atlanta Phila W 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 L 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 ,-» 0 Pot. .833 .833 .600 .600 .500 .400 .400 .400 .333 .143 GB — — iVa l'/2 3 2% 2'/ 2 2% 3 4 l / 2 Tuesday's Results Cincinnati 9, Chicago 8 Los Angeles 5, Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games Houston at Pittsburgh San Francisco at New York Chicago at Atlanta, N St. Louis at Cincinnati, N Thursday's Games San Francisco at New York Chicago at Atlanta, N St. Louis at Cincinnati, N Only games scheduled Major League Leaders By THE ASSpICATELWRESS:" BATTING ff^W batf- Al-*' liscn, Minn., .550; Freehan, Det., .533. RUNS - Sims, Cleve., 7; R. Jackson, Oak., 7 RUNS BATTEN IN - Hansen, Wash., 7; Killebrew, Minn., 6; Webster Oak., 6 HITS-Allison, Minn., 11; R. Jackson, Oak., 9; Unser, Wash., DOUBLES - W. Horton, De., 4; Allison, Minn., 4. TRIPLES - Knoop, Calif.; 2; Davalillo, Cleve., 2. HOME RUNS- Yastrzemski, Bost., 3; Sims, Cleve., 3; R. Jackson, Oak.. 3. STOLEN BASES - Davalillo Cleve., 3; Oliva, Minn.. 3. PITCHING (2 Decisions) Siebert, Cleve., 2 - 0, 1.000; D. Chance, Minn., 2-0, 1.000. STRIKEOUTS - Pascual, Wash., 16; Phoebus, Bait., 14. National League BATTING (15 at bats) - Cepeda, St. L., .520; L. May, Cin. .500 RUNS - Flood, St, L, 8; Morgan, Houst., 6; Santo, Chic., 6. RUNS BATTEN IN - B. Williams, Chic., 9; Cepeda, St. L., 9. HITS - Cepeda, St. L., 13; Flood, St. L., 13. DOUBLES - Parker, L.A., 4; four tied with 3. TRIPLES - Eight tied with 1. HOME RUNS - Perez, Cin., 3; Hart, S.F., 3, STOLEN BASES - Morgan, Houst,, 3; four tied with 2. PITCHING (2 Decisions) Briles, St. L,, 24), 1.000; Six tied at l-l, STRIKEOUTS - Jenkins, Chic., 14; C, Short, Phil., 14, Texas League Stagings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EASTERN D (VISION Shreveport Memphis Arkansas Dallas-FW W. 1 1 0 0 L Pet. 0 ,1.030 0 1.000 1 .000 1 .000 G.B WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. G.B. San Antonio 1 0 1.000 Albuquerque 1 0 1.000 — El ftiso 0 1 .000 ~ Amarillo 0 1 .000 1 Tuesday's Results Shreveport 1, Dallas-Fort Worth 0 Me;nr;lils 10, Arkinsas 2 San Anto.ilo 3, Amarillo 2 (10 innings) Albuquarque 4, El Paso 2 Wednesday's Games El PJW at AlbU'-juJrqu-J (2) Arkatms at Memphis Shreveport at Dallas-Fort Worth (2) Amarillo at San Antonio (2j Wednesday, April 17,1968 scored it 40-36 under the lO-point must system, Cokes, who will be 31: years old in June, has been campaign, ing 11 years and his record now reads 53 victories, eight losses and two draws, Ludick had a record of 27 victories and two losses, both on cuts, coming into the ring Tuesday night, He has been fighting for six years, The fight drew the all-time a fifth-round technical knockout | llgn m mone y for Dallas fights' in the fourth defense of his Norn , Levinson, co welterweight Cokes Win Over South African DALLAS (AP) - Curtis Cokes used Willie Luclick's unorthodox style to his advantage and beat the South African steel fitter on — Hope Star photo ROBERT ROWE This five and a half pound large mouth bass was taken on a black worm from a stock pond near Emmet Tuesday afternoon by Robert Rowe of 120 North Pine St. Oakland to Get Look at Hew Home OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics, tied for third in the American League, get their first look at their new home, the By Minor League Baseball THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pacific Coast League Seattle 1, Vancouver 0 Spokane 1-2, Portland 0-1 Phoenix 4, Oklahoma City 0 Indianapolis 2, San Diego 1 Tacoma 8, Hawaii 6 Only games scheduled Coliseum, before a sellout crowd of 50,000 tonight. Gov. Ronald Reagan will be there. And a host of civic and baseball officials, including William Eckert, baseball commissioner, and Joe Cronin, president of the American League. So will Charlie 0, the pire white mule mascot, resplendent in the A's colors—gold, green and white-and a private trailer equipped with stereo and air conditioning. So will A's owner, Charles 0. Finley and Mrs. Finley, and their seven children, and his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Oscar A. Finley of Laporte, Ind. There will be the 115-piece University of California marching band. world's welterweight boxing championship Tuesday night. Then lie said lie would take a rest until about Juno and also that he didn't have anybody in mind at this time for another title fight. Percy Pugh of New Orleans, rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Association, was here to challenge Cokes. But Doug Lord, Cokes' manager, said promoter Lou Messina of New Orleans would not give him a guarantee of $30,000. "Messina said a title fight at New Orleans would draw $75,000 but he would offer only 40 per cent," said Lord, "The time we fought at New Orleans— when Cokes won the welterweight title in 19GG- the gate was only $23,000. That wouldn't give Cokes enough money to put his title on the line." Ludick, a 26-year-old brawler, had little chance with the sharp-punching Cokes, who started out with his familiar counter-punching with his left. But the left-handed Ludick presented a perfect target for Cokes' right. The champion used his right more than any time in his career and it was a steaming right in the fifth that put Ludick on the downward trail. Ludick took the automatic eight-count at the insistance of referee Lew Eskin, but he still was groggy when Cokes was at him with lefts and rights that battered him into the ropes. Eskin stopped the scheduled 15- round fight at 34 seconds of the fifth round. Cokes opened a cut over Ludick's right eye with one of his lightning lefts in the second round and the South African bled the rest of the way. Cokes also opened another cut just below the first cut and cracked the skin by the side of Ludick's nose. Ludick also had a cut on top of his head. The champion was without a blemish and said "he never did hurt me and I can't recall but a couple of left-hand shots that even stung." Cokes led by a wide margin in the four rounds. The judges and referee had it 40-35, 40-30 and 40-35 and The Associated Press -promoter!, said there was a crowd of more than 0,000 paying over $52,000 and that there would be more than $20,000 from television. ,' The Lighter Side of Sports World ! By BEN OLAN : Associated Press Sports Write'! 1 NEW YORK (AP) - Laughing At Sports: " t A mayor's advisory committee recommended the demolii tion of San Francisco Candlestick Park. Sounds like another revival of "Gone With The Wind." ;' Bob Goalby donned the green" jacket symbolic of winning a Masters Golf Tournament. Hard luck Roberto de Vicenzo was fii: to be tied, :: ' A grocery chain bought 10,000 tickets to an ABA playoff game and sold them at the rate of two" for 29 cents with each grocery purchase. Sounds like a package deal. An Army-bound pitcher asked his manager to be reclassified .. . from a reliever to a starter,' Minnesota slugger Harmort Killebrew testified under oath in a U.S. District Court case that the Twins w-juld have a great year. He took first place rather than the Fifth. Nine North American Soccer' League teams face the loss through suspension of 17 playJ ers. They may have to ask for more foreign aid. Now that the New York Yari« kees have become the first baseball team to sell tickets via a computer system, how can the others ducat? ; A new rule stipulates that mar jor league baseball umpires' must be at least 5-foot-10. 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