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ington Going Strong; Dodgers Set Torrid Pace fats Take 11 Out of last 14 By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer Sometimes the most improbable things happen in baseball. Such as the Washington Senators playing (he best ball in the American League. And a minor league failure like Don Lock, who batted under .200 in the InternalionaJ League just last year, breaking up game after game in the big leagues with timely base hits. Take Friday night. The Senators, trailing the hard­ hitting Twins in Minnesota. 4-1 after seven innings, rallied for four runs in the eighth and broke through again in the 13th to win 6-5. It was the cellar-dwellers' 11th victory in the last 14 games. No other club in the league i\n match that. Lock slashed a two-out single to drive in the winning run. In the eighth he singled in another run during the uprising against starter Jim Kaat and ace reliever Bill Dailey. . The 26-year-old outfielder, pur chased last year despite a .194 batting average and a history of never hitting .300 in six years in the minors, slammed a home run his first time at bat. That gave him 13 for the season, second high on the club He leads the Senators in runs bat ted in with 47. Kansas City nipped Baltimore 2-0 and Detroit defeated Los An geles 10-5. Rain forced postpone ment of games between the Boston Red Sox and White Sox in Chicago, and the Cleveland Indians and Yankees in New York. „ A throwing error by Twins .shortstop Zoilo Versalles led to •Washington's winning run. Ken Rctzer, on base because of the error, advanced to second on an infield out and scored on Lock's single to right. Lefty Claude Osteen, Washington's winning pitcher 1 , held off a ' 'Minnesota uprising in the bottom of the 13th to gain his fourth victory in 10 decisions. " With one out, Don Mincher, "Earl Battey and Vic Power delivered consecutive singles but Min- ,cher was out trying for third on Battey's hit. Osteen got Wally Post to ground out to end the game. Major , league] STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAOtJE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 59 35 .628 — Chicago 51 42 .548 Tk St. Louis 52 43 .547 7% San Francisco 51 45 .531 9 Cincinnati .... 51 45 • .531 9 Pittsburgh ... 48 46 .511 11 Philadelphia . 48 47 .505 11% Milwaukee ... 47 47 .500 12 Houston 36 62 .367 25 New York .... 32 63 .337 27>/ z Friday's Results Los Angeles 4, Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2 St. Louis 7, Houston 2 Pittsburgh 9, Chicago 4 Philadelphia 2, New York 1 Today's Games San Francisco at Cincinnati (N) New York at Philadelphia Houston at St. Louis (N) Chicago at Pittsburgh (N) Los Angeles at Milwaukee Sunday's Games Houston at St. Louis New York at Philadelphia (2) Chicago at Pittsburgh (2) Los Angeles at Milwaukee (2) San Francisco at Cincinnati AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York .... 55 34 .618 Chicago 51 41 .554 5% Boston 50 41 .549 6 Minnesota .... 50 43 .538 7 Baltimore .... 52 45 .536 7 Cleveland .... 46 47 .495 11 Los Angeles .. 46 51 .474 13 Kansas City .. 41 51 .440 15% Detroit 38 51 .427 17 Washington .. 34 59 .359 23 Friday's Results Cleveland at New York, rain Boston at Chicago, rain Kansas City 2, Baltimore 1 Washington 6, Minnesota 5 (13 innings) Detroit 10, Los Angeles 5 Today's Games Baltimore at Kansas City (N) Detroit at Los Angeles (N) Cleveland at New York Washington at Minnesota Boston at Chicago Sunday's Games Detroit at Los Angeles Baltimore at Kansas City Washington at Minnesota Boston at Chicago (2) Cleveland at New York (2) Qa\esburg Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1963 PAGE 12 Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. II. Pet. Groat, StL 95 384 56 127 .331 T.Davis, LA 81 300 32 99 .330 Clemente, Pitt 85 326 50 106 .325 White, StL 95 387 73 123 .318 Gonzalez, Phil 93 337 52 106 .315 Wills, LA 73 291 50 91 .313 Pinson, Cin 96 387 55 120 .310 H.Aaron, Mil 93 369 71 .114 .309 Santo, Chi 93 368 45 113 .307 Boyer, StL 92 357 43 108 .303 Joe Morys .Takes Lead - ALTON, 111. (AP)-Joe Morys. '».48-year-old Detroit bowling lane '. ifrianager, took a strong lead in :;• ;thc first day of the $20,400 Alton - Open Pro Bowling Tournament. * Morys, averaging nearly 230 a Igame, had a score of 2,757 after J.2 games. Andy Marzich of Long ; Beach, Calif., was second with 2,687 and Glenn Allison of St. Louis followed with 2,680. I The field will bowl 12 more qualifying games Saturday and the l(i low scorers will then go into match game competition to determine the champion Sunday. AMERICAN Player & Club G. Ystrzmski, Bos 87 Malzone, Bos 89 Kaline, Det 86 Wagner, LA 92 Rollins, Minn 80 Davalillo, Cle 52 Pearson, LA 90 Cimoli, KC 82 Maris, NY 61 Robinson, Chi 88 Hrshbrgr, Chi 74 LEAGUE AB R. H. Pet. 336 57 112 .333 346 40 112 .324 334 58 107 .320 49 106 .315 46 92 .315 214 32 65 .304 34 49 103 .300 35 85 .296 41 64 .294 328 45 95 .290 248 38 72 .290 340 292 287 218 Home Runs National League — McCovey, Giants 29; H. Aaron, Braves 27; Cepeda, Giants 18; Mays, Giants 18; Banks, Cubs 17; White, Cards 17. American League — Allison, Twins 22; Killebrew, Twins 22;' Wagner, Angels 20; Battey, Twins 20; Maris, Yanks; Stuart, Red Sox, and Howard, Yanks, all 19. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 73; Santo, Cubs 67; White, Cards 67; McCovey, Giants 64; Boyer,'Cards 63. American League— Wagner, Angels 61; Allison, Twins 60; Kaline, Tigers 60; Stuart, Red Sox 58; Battey, Twins 58. Pitching National League — Koufax, Dodgers 16-3; Maloney, Reds 14-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 9-2; McBean, Pirates 9-2; Marichal, Giants 15-5; Spahn, Braves .12-4. American League — Radatz, Red Sox 11-1; Ford, Yanks 14-3; Bouton, Yanks 12-5; Buzhardt, White Sox 9-4; Pizarro, White Sox 11-5. Los Angeles Moves to League Title By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer Everything is coming up right for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Big Frank Howard puts on a show of muscle when it's needed against Milwaukee. And even fire-balling Don Drysdale beats the Braves for a change, Howard, carrying an unimpressive .248 batting average but pure murder against the Braves, slugged a pair of homers at Milwaukee Friday night and Drysdale spun a six-hitter in a 4-2 victory, beating the Braves for the first time in four decisions this season. The Dodgers have won three straight—and 21 of 26 since they began their surge four weeks ago —and they own their biggest lead of the year, 7Vfe games. Pittsburgh humbled Chicago's second-place Cubs 9-4 with a five- run eighth inning behind run- staved Bob Friend. The St. Louis Cardinals moved to within one percentage point of second, beating Houston 7-2. Elsewhere in the NL, rookie Tommy Harper batted across all five Cincinnati runs and John Tsitouris turned in a strong pitching job as the Reds hung another loss on the staggering San Francisco Giants, 5-2, and Roy Sievers' two-run homer with two out in the last of the ninth inning lifted Philadelphia to a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets and pinned the 14th straight pitching defeat on Roger Craig. Howard, Los Angeles' massive right-handed hitting outfielder, has collected eight hits in 31 .trips against Milwaukee pitching; six have been homers. He went after the first pitch by lefty Bob Hendley in the second and fourth innings, rapping each out of the park. That gave Drysdale a 2-0 lead, and the Dodgers made it 4-0 on Ken McMullen's two-run single in the seventh. Milwaukee got its runs off Drysdale in the bottom of the seventh, the first on Hank Aaron's 27th homer. The tall right-hander struck out 11 in boosting his record to 12-10. Harper tagged Billy Pierce for two-run homers in the first and fifth innings, then capped his big night for Cincinnati with a run- producing single against Jack Fisher in the seventh. Tsitouris, won his sixth with a four-hitter. The defeat was the ninth in 12 games for the defending champion Giants and dropped them into a fourth-place tie with the Reds, nine games off the pace. Arnold Winick, With 17 winners, led the trainers for the fifth time at the 1963 Gulfstream Park thoroughbred meeting. PLEASE, MR. UMPIRE—On a close play at first base in the first inning of the San Francisco-Cincinnati contest in Cincinnati, Pete Rose of the Redlegs was called safe on a close play at first base. Orlando Cepeda wheeled around and came "face-to-face" with umpire Chris Pelokoudas who made the call. As can be seen, Cepeda thought that Rose was out on the play, claiming that he had tagged the Rcdleg bascrunner. However, the Giants lost the argument and the game, 5-2. UNIFAX Even Odds for Sonny in 4 LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)-One of the more unusual betting lines posted in this gaudy gambling capital today was an even-money chance that Monday's Sonny Liston-Floyd Patterson heavyweight title fight won't last four rounds. The champion, Liston, in man- to-man betting is about 4-1 to retain the title and there is a suspicion the odds would be wider except that the betting people are trying to lure more Patterson monej into the action. You can get $5 for $2 if the fight ends in the first or second rounds. It's 4-1 if it goes five, 12-1 if it goes 10 and 30-1 if it lasts the full 15 rounds. The' principals wind up all serious exercises today and head into seclusion until the weigh-in at 11 a.m. PDT Monday at the Conven­ tion Center, 8,000-seat site of the national (closed-circuit) television attraction. Liston will gain some relief from a steady haranguing from challenger 1 Cassius Clay, who, it developed belatedly, got a, right hand slap on the cheek two days ago from a fed-up Sonny. The incident occurred in the casino of Sonny's plush hotel training quarters. Bo Finally Hits Hawaii (irid Till Cancelled WA SHIN G T O N (UPD -A scheduled Sept. 7 exhibition game between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers at Columbus, Ga., has been cancelled because "public response to date indicates a grave financial risk," a Redskin spokesman said. A 9 s May Transfer Team to Oakland NEW YORK (AP)-Charlcs O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, acknowledged today he received a proposal to move his club to Oakland, Calif., but said he was uncertain whether he would seek permission from the WE HAVE THAT HOMEOWNERS POLICY TO PROTECT EVERYTHING YOU OWN. STOP IN TODAY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW EASY IT IS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME. — SEE — Russ Barstow Chandler-Hinchman Agency 240 East Simmons RUSS BARSTOW — LOTUS REGAN Phone 343-1159 other American League club owners to move. "1 haven't gotten to that stage," Finley told The Associated Press in a long-distance telephone conversation from his home in La Porte, Ind. "I just don't know what I'll do. "If 1 make the request, I may be turned down. I may get uiine votes against me. Then again, the vote may be 10 to 0 in favor. "1 know this. If and when the American League puts a club in Oakland, it will be one of the greatest franchises in the country. The people there are very much interested in major league ball. And they are working very hard in an effort to bring a major league club to Oakland. "They are not interested only in Kansas City. They would take any big league club they could get " Finley emphasized he did not approach Oakland. "They came to me," he said. "They gave me brochures and pictures of a projected stadium STARTING SUNDAY See ELVIS in "IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR" CADI THEATRE CAKL Knoxville HONOLULU (AP) — Playboy- pitcher Bo Belinsky, a big smile on his face and a pool cue in his left hand, arrived in Honolulu Friday, 55 days and four hours late to' join the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League. v He went directly from International Airport to a nearby night club to see an old friend, singer Bill Daniels. Belinsky was optioned to the minor leaguers by the Los Angeles Angels May 25, but he balked at reporting until this week. He hasn't pitched a baseball in more than a month and a half and said it will take him 10 days to get back in shape. The 26-year-old southpaw joked with newsmen at the airport. He was told by Islander pitcher Tom Morgan, an ex-Angel, himself, that there would have been a crowd to meet him but Honolulu's newspapers were on strike. "Yeah, that's why I came," he said. Explaining the pool cue, Belinsky said, "I understand there are a lot of players in the Islands. I'm a player too—of pool." Belinsky, who achieved overnight fame last year by pitching Cubs Off to Shaky Start In Series With Pirates (seating 48,500). I'm certain ev ery other American League club owner got the same brochures and pictures. The league would be nuts not to listen." The Associated Press reported exclusively last Monday that Finley was seeking to move his A's to Oakland and had requested permission from owner Horace Stoneham of the San Francisco Giants for the use of Candlestick Park until the proposed Oakland stadium was ready. "While 1 was in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago," said Fin- 1 ley, "1 dropped in to see Mr Stoneham. I said, 'We've received a proposal from the Oakland Coliseum Corporation invit- ine us to move our club to Oakland. " 'If we do consider anything like that, what would be the possibility of playing in Candlestick Park for 11X34 and 1965V* "The answer was 'no ' Naturally, he would like to keep that area for himself. You can't blame him for that." CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago j Cubs got off to a shaky start in their Tour-game weekend series in Pittsburgh Friday night when they suffered a 9-4 beating at the hands of the Pirates. The loss dropped 'the second- place Cubs Vh. games behind the league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who appear intent on sewing up the National League pennant before Labor Day. A lack of hitting once again was the Cubs' downfall although the loss indicated Bob Kennedy's club has little to offer in the bullpen when Lindy McDaniel is not used. A bases-loaded triple with two out in the third inning by Billy Williams gave the Cubs and Dick Ellsworth a 3-0 lead. The Pirates whittled away and gradually j climbed into a 4-3 lead. Ellsworth (13-7) was lilted for a pinch batter in the seventh and any chance the Cubs had of salvaging the game ended in the eighth when the Pirates rallied for five runs at.the expense of Don Elston and Jack Warner. Bob Buhl (9-6) will face Joe Gibbon (4-fi) today. The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox were rained out. a no-hitter against Baltimore, was due in Honolulu Friday morning. He missed the plane in Los Angeles. "Like, 9 a.m. is too early, man," the wise-cracking pitcher said in explanation. The plane he caught left the West Coast at 1 p.m. PDT. Belinsky refused to report to Hawaii in May and was placed on the disqualified list. This cut him off the payroll, and he will stay off until he pitches again. It has been estimated the two- month layoff will cost him $5,000. Darn Dandy Takes First CHICAGO (UPD-Darn Dandy won the $10,000 Long Key Invitational trot at Sportsman's Park Friday by a half length. Carolina Rodney was second and Senator Frost was third. Driver Gene Riegle kept Darn Dandy off the pace set by the favorite, Avalon Bomber, until reaching the back stretch. Avalon Bomber actually crossed the finish line third but was disqualified and placed sixth. Maris Set For Workout NEW YORK (UPD — Outfielder Roger Maris will work out with the New York Yankees today but he won't be able to get into the lineup "for at least another three or four days." That was the word from Yankee club physician Dr, Sydney Gaynor, who operated on Maris for rectal fissures eight days ago. Maris was discharged from Lenox Hill Hospital Friday. Mickey Mantle, the Yankees' other injured star, meanwhile, continued to work out with the club. He said he would be ready to play "in about a week or so." Mantle is recuperating from a broken bone in his left foot. 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It might even reach the level of his poetry. -„ Ali Assumes Bantamweight Championship MADRID (AP)—Mimoum Ben Ali of Spain won the European bantamweight boxing title Friday nigKt with a unanimous 15-round decision over defending champion Piero Rollo. Ali, a 3-1 favorite, weighed 116 pounds, one less than the Italian Rollo. There were no knockdowns, but the 37-year-old Rollo had to clinch in the ninth to keep from sinking to his knees following a 10-blow series to the head and body. Ali carried the fight all the way. The two judges had it 11-2-2 and 12-1-2 for the 25-year-old Spaniard while The Associated Press scored for Ali 13-0-2. READ THE WANT ADS! baseball Red Sox vs. White Sox RADfO 1400 ON YOUR DIM

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