^J5^^il^^£ i Hope ,5,'. - JCr • . '•'**? Star Twins Edge Boston on Key Hits Houston Puts on a Twin Killing By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer ...With nowhere to go but up, Larry Dierker and the Houston Astros went for double or nothing ( .. and made a twin killing, The Astros, rebounding from ft chaotic 17-2 loss to Cincinnati that deposited them in the National League cellar, backed Biertter's two«hit pitching with five dotibte plays Tuesday night and blanked the Reds 3-0. It was only the second victory for the Astros in their last 11 games and the first triumph for Dierker alter three straight set* backs during which he was given a total of three runs' support. .In other NL night games St. Louis held off Los Angeles 2-1 and Pittsburgh overtook the Chicago Cubs 4-3. The New York Mets edged Philadelphia 1*0 and San Francisco trimmed Atlanta 7-0 in afternoon action. Baltimore nipped the New York Yankees 6-5; Washington shaded the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 12 innings; Oakland upended Detroit 3-1; Minnesota outslugged Boston 7-6 and California topped Cleveland 5-3 in American League games. Dierker, a 21-year-old fire- bailer whose fortunes had sagged er whose fortunes had sagged after an opening day victory over Pittsburgh, limited the hard-hitting Reds to a pair of singles. He struck out seven and issued three walks, but the Houston infield turned over double plays in the second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings for a single game club, record. The Astros broke up a scoreless duel between Dierker and Cincinnati southpaw Gerry Arrigo in the eighth, tallying all their runs on Ron Davis' double and' singles by John Bateman, Denis Menke, Jim Wynn and Doug Rajjer. nay-'-Watsnburri 'stopped the Dodgers with ninth inning relief help from Joe Hoerner and ran his pitching mark to 3-0 as the Cardinals won for the seventh time in their last eight starts. St. Louis scored its first run on a three-base error by left fielder Jim Fairey in the third inning and added what proved to be the winner in the sixth on Curt Flood's infield hit, a wild pitch by loser Bill Singer and Mike Shannon's bad-hop single past second baseman Paul Popovich; The Dodgers ruined Washburn's shutout bid in the eighth, when Fairey tripled and scored on an infield single by Popovich. Pittsburgh spotted the Cubs two ninth inning runs, then rallied for three in the bottom of the ninth, Manny Mota driving in the last two with a two-out pinch double. Run-scoring singles by Al Spangler and Don Kessinger gave the Cubs a 3-1 lead before the Pirates pulled it out on a single by Willie Stargell, a walk, Gene Alley's run-scoring single and Mota's double to center field off reliever Bill Stoneman, Ron Swoboda seized the major league home run lead and powered the Mets past Philadelphia with his seventh homer, second inning blast off Chris Short, Don Cardwell stopped the Phillies on five hits for his first victory after two losses, The Giants stole four bases, getting up four runs, and buried the Braves behind the clutch pitching of Ray Sadecki, who gave up 10 hits but breezed to his third victory in four deci» slons after working out of jams in five of the first six innings, Centenary Wins Over Henderson Fight* Last Night By THl ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI BEACH, Fla,- Buster Mathis, 247, Grand a p i d s, Mich,, stopped Mel Turnbow, SSS'/a, Cincinnati, 7, WALPOLE, Mass, - Chuck Wepner, 214, Jersey City, N.J., outpointed Eddie Vick, 198, New York, 10, PORTLAND, Ore.-Andy Kendall, 176, Scappoose, Ore,, stopped Bill Marsh, 167, Henderson, Nev,, 9, FRESNO, Calif,-Ernie "Indian Red" Lopez, 146, Los Angeles, outpointed Gabe Terronez, 146, Fresno, 12, Ark. (AP) <*Jjmes Smith and Don Stan* ley buried Centenary to a sweep Of 8 djoyWebeader over Hender* son, 4*3 and 9*1, In base ball he re Victory Celtics Need One for the Title By LARRY ELDRIDGE Associated Press Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Reserve Don Nelson's "greatest game" and a typically spectacular performance by John Havlicek have boosted the Boston Celtics to within one victory of the National Basketball Association championship. But Coach Bill Russell says it was a "very bad play" on his own part which clinched matters. Havlicek's field goal Tuesday night with 38 seconds left in an overtime period had given the Celtics a 119-117 lead over Los Angeles. The Lakers' Elgin Baylor then drove in for what could have been the tying basket. Suddenly Russell came out of nowhere to block the shot and that was it, with Nelson sinking a clinching free throw in the 120-117 victory. The decision left the Celtics with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series as they strive to regain the championship they lost to Philadelphia a year ago. The sixth game will be played in Los Angeles Thursday, with the seventh if necessary, scheduled in Boston Sunday. "I was guarding (Mel) Counts and I came off him to block that shot," Russell said. "Actually, it was a very bad thing to do, but I thought I'd be sneaky, and it worked this time anyway." Nelson picked up by Boston after being cut by the Lakers two years ago, wound up with 26 points and 12 rebounds plus a strong defensive effort against his old mates. Havlicek led Boston's scoring with 31 points, and also added 10 rebounds and eight assists. He went the entire 53 minutes. New Orleans can wrap up the ABA title tonight at home against Pittsburgh. The Buccaneers lead the Pipers 3-2 in their best-of-7 series. Never Be a Supersonic Golf Boll By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN By HERSCHEL NISSENISOIN Associated Press Sports Writer American League hitters are ahead of the pitchers, particu* larly when the pitchers are doing the hitting. And the California Angel hurlers may do some hitting of their own the next time Cleveland pitcher Sonny Siebert steps to the plate against them, Minnesota's Dave Bos well, California's George Brunei, Baltimore's Bruce Howard and Chicago's Gary Peters all came through with big hits Tuesday but only the first two managed to pick up victories for their pitching, And Siebert may have started a beanball war by allegedly brushing back California's Don Mincher three times in Cleveland's 5-3 loss to the Angels. Siebert also yielded two singles to opposing hurler Brunei, who scored both times. Boswell drove in two runs with a homer and double but needed relief help as Minnesota edged Boston 7-6, Howard knocked in a run with a double but had to leave in the third inning after walking six batters as Baltimore outlasted New York 6-5. Peters doubled to start a three-run seventh-inning uprising as Chicago took a 4-1 lead over Washington. But the Senators tied it in the eighth on Ken McMullen's two-run homer and won out 5-4 on McMullen's second homer of the game in the 12th. Oakland's Paul Lindblad pitched 4 1-3 innings of perfect relief as the A's whipped Detroit 3-1 on Ramon Webster's three-run first-inning homer. In the National League, Pittsburgh nipped Chicago 4-3, San Francisco trounced Atlanta 7-0, Houston clipped Cincinnati 3-0, St. Louis edged Los Angeles 2-1 and New York tripped Philadelphia 1-0. California Manager Bill Rigney was seething about the Siebert-Mincher episode. "Tell Siebert we owe him one," he snorted. "He's going down the first time we see him again. He leaned my big guy (Mincher) back three times. That's the guy who took one on the chin from Sam McDowell the last time we were here." The Angels, trailing 2-1, scored the tying and lead runs in the sixth inning on Jimmie Hall's double and consecutive Cleveland errors by second baseman Chico Salmon and first baseman Tony Horton. Lindblad retired Jim Northrup to end a Detroit threat in the fifth and knocked off the next 12 batters as well. Chicago's Peters was two innings away from being a winning pitcher after Tommy Davis smashed a three-run homer in the seventh. But the Senators bounced back on a single by Sam Bowens and Frank Howard's run- scoring double before McMullen homered on reliever Bob Locker's first pitch to tie the score. His game-winning blast in the 12th was his fourth home run of the season. Baltimore took advantage of a New York error and other mis- HOPE (ARK) STAR, Printed by Offset Baseball Tuesday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING- Larry Dierker, Astros, allowed just two singles and struck out seven in a 3*0 victory over Cincinnati. BATTtNG~Ken McMullen, Senators, slugged a two*run homer in the eighth inning, tying the game, and drilled another homer in the 12th for a 3*4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Wednesday, May 1,1968 THE PICTURE'S STILL FUZZY * *_***-*•*/ By 1 Today's Baseball THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League W. L, Pet. G.B, 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 12 11 10 11 8 8 8 8 6 2 ,706 ,647 ,625 .611 ,500 .471 .444 ,444 .353 ,143 4 4V 2 4V 2 6 8V 2 Detroit Minnesota Baltimore Wash'n, Boston New York California Oakland Cleveland Chicago Tuesday's Results Minnesota 7, Boston 6 Baltimore 6, New York 5 Oakland 3, Detroit 1 California 5, Cleveland 3 Washington 5, Chicago 4, 12 innings Today's Games New York at Baltimore, N Washington at Chicago, N Minnesota at Detroit, N Oakland at Cleveland, N California at Boston, N Thursday's Games California at Boston Minnesota at Detroit, N New York at Baltimore, N Only games scheduled National Leaeue ^^.^_^_._ r .. _ ..,. „ ), W. L. St. Louis 13 5 San Fran. 10 7 Los Angel 9 9 Pittsburgh 8 8 Cincinnati 8 9 Phila'phiaS 9 Atlanta 8 10 Chicago 8 10 New York 7 9 Houston 7 10 Pet. .722 .588 .500 .500 .471 .471 .444 .444 .438 .412 G.B. ! l /a 4 4 4% 4y 2 5 5 5 5V 2 Tuesday's Results New York 1, Philadelphia 0 San Francisco 7, Atlanta 0 Pittsburgh 4, Chicago 3 Houston 3, Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Today's Games Philadelphia at New York, N Chicago at Pittsburgh, N St. Louis at Houston, N Cincinnati at San Fran., N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Thursday's Games Cincinnati at San Francisco Atlanta at Los Angeles, N St. Louis at Houston, N Chicago at Pittsburgh, N Philadelphia at New York, N Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (30 at bats) — Alvis, Proper Proof Cleve,, .367; Carew, Minn., .364. finishing a Associated Press Sports Writer pla / s f ° r tnree iwearned cuns CHICAGO (AP)- There nev- ""? / elleve r Moe Drabpwsky er will be a supersonic golf ball. putdown a ninth-inning Yankee The United States Golf Asso- ^2?^', h i A A * ciation has taken further steps WltJ J the bases loaded and one in governing the speed of a ball ° ut ' p £ cn hitter Frank Fernanand, thus, its distance. de 5 attempted to squeeze the The organization has bought a tyl £ g ,, run > ho ™ ^ bunted a testing machtoe that will put a ^ ft "f 16 / to flrst baseman Boog clamp on the manufacturing of ^ oweU for an ^assisted double golf balls that, possibly in the pla £ „ „ . A . . , „ . . future, could be driven 350 hv ^ w S , hhd to 1 b S led ,S va r( j s by Al Worthington in the sixth "We want maximum distance f**** as the , TwIn . s swept their p two-game series from the Red Sox, Ron Perranoski, another relief pitcher, got Carl Yas- Germann stroked a ftemer tor Cententary ta .the second tonjng of the sec- eojjtribule4 a twp-rm Iwmer in toe same toning Tb8 R§44i«5 lojae score came |H (hj bottomoj the eighth on Wifithrop intro "fa* control and the manufacturers want maximum quality control," said Joe Dey, USGA exec- t ,, t - - . utlve director, at the unveiling ^ e ™ khl <° W «P tor the final Tuesday of a computerized out wlth he P° tential tying run $44,000 testing machine devejl on sec ^ base ' oped by Illinois Tool Works. ~ ''The current rule of golf Urn. has been from 250 to 256 yards its the impact velocity of a ball ~ on carr y and r °U- f °r a first to 250 feet per second, with a class Player, two per cent tolerance," Dey De y said tna * in the last five said, "The speed initially is week s, nine brands of golf balls about 170 miles an hour, This is failed to mee * tne USGA maxl- about 260 yards of carry. mum velocity requirement. "If manufacturers were given Tne new tester eventually will a free hand with their Inventive te shipped to the New York genius they could make golf area where the USGA can deter* balls that would go 300 yards on Inine the coefficient of restitu- tlie fly-or about 350 yards In t* on of i°lf balls taken at ran- aJJ," jie added. dom from display shelves, If this happened, Dey said " Tnat coefficient thing simply that golf courses would be out- raear » s the measure of liveli- moded. ness," said Dey. "It would become a game of " The tester works substantial- slug," ue added, "The finesse % thls wa y ; A hail is driven and skill would be gone, It froin a rubber tee by a rotating would be a game of the strong striker wheel over a flight path ojws, The average country club of 6 feet 3Vs inches, course is 6,300 yards, That aver- " The s l )eed of the striker ages out 350 yards a hole. Most wheel and resultant speed of the ftples would be driven," struck ball, electronically deter- Over the years, the average ro^ed, a re then compared by a length of drives to the U.S. Open built-in computer. Runs—Killebrew, Minn., 14; Tovar, Minn., 14. Runs batted in - Killebrew, Minn;, 14; F. Howard, Wash., 13. Hits-Carew, Minn., 24; Unser, Wash., 24. Doubles- 4 tied with 6. Triples— Uhlaender, Minn., 3; 6 tied with 2. Home runs— Repoz, Calif., 6; Sims, Cleve., 5; Killebrew, Minn., 5. Stolen bases — Campaneris, Oak,, 7; Cardenal, Cleve., 6; White, N.Y., 6, Pitching (2 decisions)- 5 tied with 1.000. Strikeouts— McDowell. Cleve., 33; Wilson, Det., 31. National League Batting (30 at bats) - Rose, Cin., ,408; Flood, St.L., .400. Runs- Flood, St.L., 17; Rose, Cin., 14. Runs batted in—Perez, Cin., 17; B. Williams, Chic., 16; Swoboda, N.Y., 16. Hits-Flood, St.L., 30; Rose, Cin., 29. Doubles- Banks, Chic., 7; L. Johnson, Chic,, 7. Triples- Kessinger, Chic., 3; 8 tied with 2. Home runs-Swoboda, N.Y.,7; !*• A ron, Atl,, 6. W. Davis, L.A., 4. Pitching (2 decisions)- 7 tied with 1,000. Strikeouts-Singer, L.A., 39; C, Short, Phil., 34. Texas league By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Shreveport 11 6 .647 — Memphis 8 8 .500 2'/z Arkansas 7 8 ,467 3 Dal-FW 6 11 .353 5 Western Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Derby Entries Reportedly in Peak Form By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - It was four for the money and three for show. But the goal for all seven was peak form for Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Calumet Farm's Forward Pass, Bwamazon Farm's T.V. Commercial and Saddle Rock Farm's Francie's Hat each worked a mile Tuesday at Churchill Downs to show their present condition to their trainers. Proper Proof, Jig Time, Verbatim and Te Vega raced in the one-mile, $16,350 Derby Trial over the same track on which the Derby will be run. Although racing for money is the name of tlie game, Jerry Meyer, who trains Elmendorfs Verbatim, pinpointed the main reason for the race as far as the first four finishers were concerned: "Today's race was not the ultimate with us. Saturday is the Derby. We were using today's race as a conditioner." Mrs. Montgomery Fisher's won the Trial, half length in front of Charles W. Englehard's Jig Time, with Verbatim another neck back. Verbatim saved the show by a neck over Frank C. Sullivan's Te Vega. The starting field for the 1% • mile, $125,000-added Derby was shaping up as 14 after trainer Mac Miller announced late Tuesday night that Alley Fighter, Jig Time's stablemate, would not run. Beside the traditional 100,000 crowd at Downs for the Derby, millions more will look and listen in on CBS television and radio. Post time is about 4:30 p.m. EOT. Soys Dodger Stadium Is Bod for Hitters LOS ANGELES (AP)-Everyone marvels at the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching. But it occurs to outfielder Ron Fairly that Dodger Stadium is tailored for pitchers and unfair for hitters. "You can't hit it out of here —you don't even try," he says, "so the idea is not to hit the ball in the air. But this year they've softened the infield. So now it's tough to hit a ground bail past the infieiders. Fairly, a veteran, leveled his complaint Tuesday night after St. Louis nipped the Dodgers, 2-1. It was the fifth time in their first eight home games that the Dodgers have been held to one run or less. They've scored only 13 runs in the eight games, compared to 30 in the first 10 road engagements. The opposition has scored 18 San Antonio 8 6 .571 Albuquerque 8 7 .533 Ainarillo 8 7 .500 1 El Paso 7 9 .438 2 Tuesday's Results Ainarillo 3, Memphis 2 El Paso 5, Shreveport 2 Albuquerque 3, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 San Antonio 6, Arkansas 3 Today's Games Ainarillo at Memphis Dallas-Fort Worth at Albuquerque Shreveport at El Paso 2 Minor League Baseball i,, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Jacksonville 4, Toledo l, 10 innings Richmond at Buffalo, rain Columbus at Syracuse, rain Louisville at Rochester, rain Pacific Coast League Indianapolis 10, Denver 5 Phoenix 6, Tulsa 3 San Diego 6, Qkla. City 1 Tacoma 4, Seattle 0 Vancouver y, Hawaii 3 Portland at Spokene, wind Basketball Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finals NBA Tuesday's Result Boston 120, Los Angeles 117, overtime, Boston leads best-of-7 series, 3-1 No game today Thursday's Game Boston at Los Angeles ABA No games today Today's Game Pittsburgh at New Orleans, New Orleans leads best-of-7 series, 3-2 No game Thursday Missions Defeat the Travelers LITTLE ROCK (AP)-A two- game Arkansas Traveler winning streak was snapped by the San Antonio Missions 6-3 in Texas League baseball action here Tuesday night. Hitless relief pitching by Gary Encerti gave winning pitcher Archie Reynolds his fourth straight victory. The Missions scored three runs in the fourth on a single by Tom Krawczk, who went to third on George Pena's double and both scored when Arkansas left fielder Leron Lee dropped Ken Rudolph's fly ball. Rudolph scored on Gary Jestadt's single. Pena collected the game's only home run when he smashed one with no one on. Other Texas League action Tuesday night saw Jon Lervig shackle Shreveport on four hits during the first seven innings as El Paso took a 5-2 victory in the opener of a series. Amarillo downed Memphis 3-2 and Albuquerque kept Dallas- Fort Worth in the league basement with a 3-1 victory. San Antonio 000 301 011-6 9 Arkansas 010 002000—362 Reynolds, Encerti (7) and Rudolph; Sinnott, Roque (7) and Ruberto. W—Reynolds, 4-0 L- Sinnott, 0-3. Agee Won't Be Benched by Manager NEW YORK AP) - Tommie Agee, hitless in his last 33 at bats, is batting a sad .102 for the New York Mets and has struck out 19 times. "Agee will play or not play according to the pitching and the situation," said Manager Gil Hodges after Tuesday's 1-Odeci- sion over Philadelphia. "I won't bench Tommie for not hitting," said Hodges, "He hit a couple on the nose and is showing signs of corning out of it. He was pressing a few days ago when we took him out of the linedup but now he is able to smile." Agee was the key man in the deal the Mets made with the Chicago White Sox last winter. They gave up Tommy Davis, Jack Fisher, Buddy Booker and Billy Wynne to get Agee and Al Weis. Agee got two hits un Easter Sunday and hasn't hit since. His slump started when lie went 0 for 10 in the 24-innlng game at Houston. runs, making a total of only 31 in the eight games, or not quite four per contest. Thinks Sports Open Equally to All Races By LOUDON KELLY Associated Press Sports Writer DENVER, Colo. (AP) - The president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association says he feels that "college athletics have had an excellent record" in giving equal opportunities to all competitors, regardless of race. Marcus L. Plant, a law professor at the University of Michigan, said Tuesday, "there is not a great deal, in my view, to sustain charges of discrimination or unfair treatment" of Negro athletes heard on some campuses recently. Plant is presiding at meetings of the NCAA's policy-making Council which close today. "College sports can take a great deal of pride in giving the Negro opportunities to meet his fellow man on an equal basis," he said. "And this was true long before Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. "What makes me skeptical of storeis of discrimination is that every coach I know of wants to win within the rules. Discriminating against a Negro or any other athlete would be in the nature of cutting off his nose to spite his face." Tho NCAA head said he has hoped that the controversy between his association and the Amateur Athletic Union could be settled without the necessity of federal action, "but this seems to be the only way to get a solution." Promoters Now IVonf Henry Clark SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Henry Clark's phone won't stop ringing. ..Before he outclassed Leotis Martin, winning a split decision in 10 rounds Saturday night, few fight promoters would talk to the California state heavyweight champion. Fighters avoided him. Now they can't. The decision over Martin, following Jimmy Ellis' victory over Jerry Quarry for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title, jumped the 23-year-old slugger to No. 10 in Ring Magazine's monthly ratings. "He's beaten No. 4 Manuel Ramos," said his manager, Joe Herman, "and can lick lialf those ranked ahead of him, except perhaps Thad Spencer." Spencer is No. 6. In Clark's brief career, says Herman, he has beaten seven rated fighters and has an overall record of 16-3-1. "But we couldn't get a fight for more than six months," said Herman. "Both Henry Cooper and Sonny Uston promised fights and backed out." Head Coach of Bowlina Green BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP)—Bob Conibear, Bowling Green State's assistant basketball coach, was named head coacli at the university Tuesday. Berkeley Picked BEKKELEY, Calif. (AP) The Berkeley Tennis Club was selected Tuesday as the site for this year's North American /one Davis Cup final round Hockey NHL Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS' Finals No game Tuesday Today's Game WesternDivision St. Louis at Minnesota, St; Louis leads best-of-7 series, 3-2' No game Thursday Blues Going After That Pot of Gold S T. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues go after the pot of gold which a year ago was the dream of every one of the National Hockey League's six expansion teams. If the Blues can defeat the Minnesota North Stars tonight in Metropolitan Sports Center, they will claim the West Division championship. Even more importantly, they will become the first Western representative in the Stanley Cup finals. The prestige of being'a member of the first team in the West to get a shot at the East Division champions — this year the Montreal Canadiens — may be nearly as big an incentive for the Blues' players as the money they can win. "Yes, it will be quite an honor for the team that represents the West in the Stanley Cup Finals," Blues' Coach Scotty Bowman said Tuesday. St. Louis takes a 3-2 lead into the sixth-game showdown, needing a victory tonight — or Friday night back home in St, Louis if a seventh game is necessary - to take the West Division series. '. Minnesota Coach Wren Blair wasn't about to call his North Stars out of it. "This team has bounced back, so many times this season," he said, "that I won't be surprised about anything." Broyles 1$ Disappointed in Practice FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (At, — Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles expressed displeasure over the Razorbacks' reaction to clear skies and humid 80 degree temperature here Tuesday. "We had the worst practice we've ever had," Broyles said. "They got hot and started pitying themselves because the weather was horrible." The Porkers worked on offensive power plays on the goal line while quarterbacks practiced the long pass. Defensive left guard Lunclel Thomas was shifted by Broyles to offensive tackle. Broyles said lie planned to -stage a full-scale .scrimmage today. Plays Out Option With Cardinals ST. LOUIS (AP)-Pat Fischer, St. Louis football Cardinals' pint-sized defensive back, played out his option with the Cardinals arid became a free agont today. Ho is now free to negotiate a contract with any National Football League club, Shaler Signs With 76ers LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Utah State's basketball star, Shaler Hallmou, signed a contract Tuesday with the Philadelphia 76er.s of tlie National Basketball Association, the Salt Lake Tribune said today.
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