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fr Nellie Fox of the White Sox Nearing Another Milestone I By mm mm I Ut»l Sports Writer jf Nelson Fox, who already owns f eight niajor league records, will «Sootl achieve another statistical } ! goal that will place him among J the greatest second basemen in j baseball history. i : The combative little Chicago * White Sox second baseman — »' who just might be the only fel­ low Sn the American League who hasn't conceded to the New York Yankees — needs only three more hits to reach 2,500 for his career. That's a total reached by only five second basemen — all hall of famers — Eddie Collins. Nap Lajoie, Frankle Frisch, Charlie Gehringer and Rogers Hornsby. Fox knocked in three runs with two singles and scored the White j the Sox* fourth run of the game Thursday in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The win enabled the second-place White Sox to move within eight games of the Yankees, whose six-game winning streak was ended by a 5-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The Cleveland Indians edged ® THE® 1 By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE INJURY PRONE—New York's Mickey Mantle (shown here on crutches after he broke bone earlier this year) has been plagued by injuries during his brilliant career. Areas of numerous injuries are indicated above as well as the year in which they ac- curred. UNIFAX No One's Certain How Long Mantle Will Be Sidelined W. L. Pet. G.B. New York ... . 61 35 .635 — Chicago — 54 44 .551 8 Baltimore ... . 56 46 .549 8 Minnesota ... . 54 45 .545 Vk Boston 51 46 .526 lO'/z Cleveland ... . 48 52 .480 15 Kansas City . . 46 52 .469 16 Los Angeles . . 48 55 .466 16Vfe Detroit 41 54 .432 19% Washington . . 34 64 .347 28 Thursday's Results Los Angeles 5, New York 0 Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 2, Boston 0 Chicago 4, Detroit 3 Baltimore 4, Washington 2 Today's Games Washington at Detroit (N) Kansas .City at Cleveland (N) Chicago at Baltimore (N) Minnesota at New York (N) Los Angeles at Boston (N) Saturday's Gaines Washington at Detroit Kansas City at Cleveland Chicago at Baltimore (2 night) Minnesota at New York Los Angeles at Boston Minnesota Twins, 3-2, the Kansas City Athletics defeated the 3ostoh Red Sox, 2-0, and the Baltimore Orioles downed the Washington Senators, 4-2, in other American League games. In the National League, Pittsburgh defeated Los Angeles, 6-2, San Francisco beat Ntw York, 8-6, St. Louis topped Milwaukee, 3-1; Cincinnati down«d Chicago, 3-2, and Houston beat Philadelphia, 3-0. Fox, 35, singled home Mike Hershberger in the third inning and rode home on Dave Nicholson's triple. He also singled horrte two more runs in the seventh inning to boost the White Sox into a 4-0 lead and provide the necessary cushion for two relief pitchers to preserve Joe Horlen's fifth victory. Major league records held by Fox include most consecutive games without striking out, most years leading the majors in fewest strikeouts, most consecutive years leading in singles, most consecutive games played at second base, most years leading second baseman in chances, most season with 600 at bats and most years leading second basemen in putouts. Ken McBride pitched a three- hitter to win his 12th game for the Angels, who tagged fireball' er Al Downing with his second loss. Downing paved the way for his own defeat with two walks in the first inning followed by a dou* ble by Ffellx Torres and a two- run single by Ken Hunt. Willie Kirktand's three-run eighth-inning homer brought the Indians from behind and provided relief pitcher Gary Bell with his fifth win. The Twins' runs came as a result of a homer by Johnny Goryl in the third inning and an error, a sacrifice, a walk and a single by Jimmie Hall in the seventh. The Athletics completed a sweep of a four-game series with the Red Sox as Ed Rakow, Bill Fischer and John Wyatt collaborated in a six-hitter. Fischer, who pitched the middle six innings, won his ninth game while 13-game winner Bill Monbou- quette suffered his seventh loss for the Red Sox. Robin Roberts received credit for his eighth win of the season and the 252nd of his career by spacing eight hits over eight innings before turning over the late-inning close-out relief to Stu Miller. Johnny Orsino's two-run single and Johnny Powell's homer were the big blows for the Orioles. on L JOE twi- NATIONAL LEAGUE NEW YORK (AP) — "I don't know, Mickey doesn't know, the doctors don't know," Ralph Houk, New York Yankee manager, said of the possible return of injured Mickey Mantle, troubled anew with a leg ailment. He could be out for the year. Mantle, sidelined with a broken bone in his left foot since June 5, now is suffering from a loose cartilage in the left knee. There is no assurance he will be able to play again this season. Showers TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0185 "The damn thing could tighten up in three days," Houk said Thursday, "or it could be a month. Or it could be longer." Officially, his status is "indefinite." "We don't want to minimize it (the extent of the injury)," Houk said. "We just want to take the pressure off him. We don't know when he might play." Dr. Sidney Gaynor, the Yankee team physician, said no immediate operation is planned. Mantle, a three-time Most Valuable Player and the Yankee team leader, broke the bone in his foot when he tangled his spikes in a wire fence in Baltimore while chasing a fly ball. Houk said it is possible that he suffered the cartilage injury at the same time. baseball White Sox vs. Orioles v WGIL RADIO THE SOUND CITIZEN 1400 ON YOUR OIAI W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 62 38 .620 — St. Louis 56 44 .460 6 San Francisco 55 46 .545 7y 2 53 45 .541 8 Cincinnati 54 47 .535 8V2 Philadelphia . 52 49 .515 IOV2 Pittsburgh ... 50 49 .505 nvfc Milwaukee ... 50 50 .500 12 Houston ...... 38 65 .369 25% New York 32 69 .317 30% Thursday's Results Cincinnati 3, Chicago 2 St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 1 San Francisco 8, New York 6 Houston 3, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 6, Los Angeles 2 Today's Games St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Milwaukee (N) New York at Houston (N) Philadelphia at Los Angeles (N) Pittsburgh, at San Francisco (N) Saturday's Games St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Milwaukee New York at Houston (N) Philadelphia at Los • Angeles (N) Pittsburgh at San Francisco For the third consecutive year Rock Island can lay valid claim to the title of softball capital of the world. Reason for such a tag is that this Quad-City community, located approximately 45 miles north of Galesburg, will once again host the International Softball Congress World Tournament. Attracting 20 or more of the nation's top teams, the popular event will get under way Aug. 24 and run through Sept. 2. Last year nearly 40,000 fans attended the 10-day tourney and officials are predicting an even bigger turnout this year. In a recent announcement, Bill VanDine, world tournament director, revealed that Hamm's Beer of Rock Island would be the host team for the third straight year. Top Contender Although never quite winning the big prize, Hamm's has been one of the most successful tournament teams in the last few years. The Rock Island softball- ers were seventh in 1958, third in 1959 and barely missed the finals in 1961. Last year Hamm's came within an eyetash of winning the world title, losing to defending champion El Paso, Tex., 1-0 in a sudden death championship game. In addition to their excellent team showing, the Rock Islanders have contributed some of the great individual stars in ISC world tournament competition. Last year Sonny Hencks was the Most Valuable Player, Dick Brubaker shared the top pitcher award and Jim Aversing won the leading Hitter Award with a .444 mark. Lots Of Enthusiasm Softball is virtually dead on the vine in many areas, but you would never know it at tournament time in Rock Island. Last year nearly 5,800 attended the semifinal session. This summer Douglas Park has been rebuilt especially for the annual classic. Illinois' state champion, which will be decided at the state tournament in Andover Aug. 10-18, will compete in the world tourney. For tickets, fans may write to the World Tournament Headquarters, Fort Armstrong Hotel, Rock Island, 111., or , call 788-6859. Ducats will be available at the LeGrand's Service Station in Galesburg in the next few days. -J— Fathers and sons met in a (Continued on page 13) Willie Mays Could Provide Spark in Giants' Comeback By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer It may be too early yet to tell whether Willie Mays, admittedly a streak hitter, is on one of his patented power displays. If he is, the San Francisco Giants may yet give Los Angeles a run for the National League pennant. Who knows? They may even duplicate last year's late season surge when they forced the Dodgers into a play-off and then beat them tor 'he elKimpionshi'i. Willie, in the last five games, YOU*/ M«'<t<ficJa$t -iii»n/irou/n»»t- _ INSURE AGAINST FIRE Commercial Sc Domestic Fire Insurance Ask About Our Home Owners Policy Plan Huff Insurance Phone 342-34U 220 Hill Arcade has cracked nine hits in 18 times at bat. Four of his hits have been home runs and he has driven in i nine runs during that span. The [ center fielder also has been his brilliant self in the field and on the bases. Consequently, the Giants won four of those five. Mays crashed a home run, double and single Thursday and hat­ ted in half his team's runs in their 8 -6 triumph over the New York Mets. It was New York's 19th straight road defeat, matching the modern major league record for futility set by the Philadelphia Athletics of 1916. The victory, third straight over the hapless Mets. boosted the Giants into third place, a half game in front ot the Chicago Cubs and 7 l -i lengths behind the league- leading Dodgers. Pittsburgh tripped up the Dodgers 6-2 and Cincinnati shaded the Cubs 3-2. Second-place St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 3-1 and Houston shut out Philadelphia 3 -0. Sandy Koufax, sensational Dodger southpaw, struck out 12 in <i\ innings but the Pirates pasted his offerings lor eight hits, including a three-run homer by Roberto Clemente that spelled his fourth j defeat. Koufax was seeking his 17th victory. Superb relief pitching by Tommie Sisk helped Pittsburgh salvage the last of the three-game set. Lew Burdette, traded last month to St. Louis, not only had the satisfaction of beating his old Milwaukee team but outpitched an old friend in Warren Spahn. It was the first mound meeting of the ex-roommates after an 11-year companionship on the Braves. Burdette, 36, gave up five hits, struck out two and walked none. Spahn, 42, allowed eight hits, struck out one and walked none. EARLY LEADER—Hot in more ways than one, Fred Hawkins took the lead in opening round play of the Western Golf Tournament Thursday. The temperature was in the 90s and Hawkins' hot putter provided him with 13 one-putt greens. UNIFAX Hawkins Is First Round Leader in Western Open CHICAGO (UPI) - Golf pro Fred Hawkins was in a familiar spot today, he hoped the road would take a different turn to a new ending jSunday. Hawkins, on the pro tour for sixteen years with only one victory, was the first round pace setter in the $50,000 Western Open THE LEADERS CHICAGO (AP)—Leading first- round scores in the Western Open golf tourney: Fred Hawkins Bruce Devlin Joe Campbell Skee Riegel Ray Floyd Jerry Pittman Frank Boynton Felice Torza Jack Nicklaus Bob McCallister Jim Ferree Duff Lawrence 33-34—67 34-34—68 36-32—68 37-31—68 37-32—69 36-33—69 35-34—69 35-34—69 35-34—69 36-33—69 36-33—69 34-35—69 with a four under par 67 on the thickly roughed, heavily wooded Beverly Country Club course. It was the same position he held at the same milepost of the same tournament on Medinah No. 3 course last year. But last year he sagged to a third place tie, earning only $3,075, when young Jacky Cupit, one stroke behind after 18 holes, came from behind for the $11,000 first prize after 72 holes. Today Hawkins held a one stroke margin over three players heading into the second round, 48 year old Skee Reigel, 27-year- old Joe Campbell, and 25-year-old Australian Bruce Devlin. The field was bunched tight behind them with eight players at 69, among them the Masters and PGA champion Jack Nicklaus. Hawkins held first place by virtue of almost sensational putting on an erratic trip around the 6,867 yard links. He had 13 one putt greens, equalling the best performance on tho pro tour this year. He took 23 putts, only two more than the previous showing in a PGA event this year. Yet he hit the rough nine times. Release 1,050 Quail Sunday More than 1,050 quail were released by the Illini Quafl Program, Inc., from farms in Knox and adjoining counties Sunday. The group received 1,105 quail from the state on June 10. They were reared by Donna Lernbach on the Wayne Leinbach farm. Five times he was in traps, and he connected on "only one good drive," on the 18 holes. Name players slumped in the 89 degree heat and high humidity. Leading money winner Arnold Palmer scored a 73 and took four putts on the 15th hole. Julius Boros, the National Open champion, had a 72. British Open champion Bob Charles took a 76 and Sam Snead, who has more tournament wins than any other pro golfer, scored a 71 despite a double bogey seven on the 610 yard 11th hole. Qalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 PAGE 12 LIQUOR SPECIALS BUSCH BEER f Gloss 1 Cans STAG BEER Cans Whiskey 8 YR. OLD 5th * Barclays BOURBON 5th * READ THE WANT ADS! EAST GALESBURG ROD and GUN CLUB ANNUAL CATFISH FRY SUNDAY, JULY 28 CATFISH DINNER DONATION $1 35 Sandwiches and Refreshment* Games and Entertainment 10 A.M. TIL ? — Everyon? Welcome — GIN S,K s 2.88 Haig&Haig 5 Star SCOTCH * - M.59 BLUE RIBBON 12-M.69 Grain Belt BEER 24—12 oz. $A99 Cans J CLOSE-OUT Budweiser Hamm's $445 BEER 24—12 oz. 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