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Bob Gibson Is Candidate For Pitcher of the Year By jog RElCllLfcR Associated Press Sports Writer Shout the praises of Sandy Koufax. Sing paeans for Warren Spahn. Make a case for Juan Marichal. But don't ignore Bob Gibson when it comes time to cast your vote for National League pitcher of the year. Gibson doesn't have the glittering record of Koufax or Marichal and he hasn't pitched as spectacularly as Spahn but there isn't a holler pitcher in the league. The 27-year-old St. Louis right­ hander pitched a four-hitter and posted his fifth straight victory Friday as the Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 4 -1 and closed to within five games of the first- place Los Angeles Dodgers, who dropped a 6-5 decision to Philadelphia. It was Gibson's 11th victory in his last 12 decisions. He hasn't lost since May 19, when Cincinnati beat him 10-6. His season record is 12-4. San Francisco's third-place Giants also gained on the Dodgers with a 6-4 triumph over Pitts­ burgh. The Giants' fifth straight triumph advanced them to within 6M> games of the top. Cincinnati' Reds shellacked Milwaukee 11-: and moved past the Cubs *ito fourth place, 1 x k games off the pace. Houston inflicted the 20t! straight road defeat on New York's cellar-dwelling Mets, 7-3 The loss gave the Mets undisputed possession of the modern major league record. They had been tied with the 1916 Philadelphia Ath letics at 19 road losses each Ken Boyer paced the Cards Orioles Move Into Second Place With Win Over Sox By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer Five short weeks ago Billy Hitchcock's job as Baltimore Orioles manager seemed in jeopardy. The club had plummeted from the top to sixth place in the American League within 10 days. Reports of dissension were bandied. Hitchcock was criticized as having lost control of the team and making all the wrong moves. But the Orioles began to fly high in July. Their latest winning string reached four games Friday night when they blanked the Chicago White Sox 6-0 behind Milt Pappas' three-hit pitching, and they've climbed into second place—the Mets Set Modern Mark for Losing HOUSTON (AP)—Casey Stengel's Mets set a modern league record Friday night, topping by one the former mark of 19 road losses set by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1916. The Mets' 20th road defeat was a 7-3 clobbering by Bob Aspromonte and the rest of the Houston Colts. "It's a bad record, isn't it," the DiMaggio Draws Cheers With Hit BALTIMORE (AP) — For Joe DiMaggio, even Yankee-hating Baltimore fans make- an exception. The famous New York Yankee outfielder, who retired before the Baltimore 0"ioles returned to the American League in 1954, was clearly the show stopper Friday night during a two inning re-enactment of the 1938 All-Star baseball game. Responding to the cheers of 23,618 fans, DiMag rapped out a single with his classic swing and reached base with his typical loping gait, The hit was one of two made by the American Leaguers off pitcher Johnny Vander Meer. The National League batters connected for five hits off Lefty Gomez and managed to send one run home in the first inning for a 1-0 victory. DiMaggio registered a complaint with Joe Cronin, a member of the 1938 All-Star team who is now American League president. Pointing out that most of the oldtimers were scheduled to play again in New York's Yankee Stadium today, DiMaggion asked if it wasn't against the rules to play a day game after a night game in another city. "This is an unusual circumstance," Cronin said. "1 rule you must play both games." READ THE WANT ADS! ATTENTION! Home Owners With Mueller WJfClimatrol' Heating Equipment 73-year-old Stengel bellowed. "Then why should I talk about it?" But, the Mets' manager quickly added: "What am I supposed to do, fire all my men? Show me where I can get other players for $25,000 or $50,000 and I'll buy them. But you can't get those fellows. "I have only nine pitchers and they're overworked. Wherever pos- 1 sible, I have to let them pitch a full game and that only tires them more. Right now two of them are hurt, so we're operating with seven. "Take San Francisco. They have 11 and they don't work them full games. As soon as a fellow is in trouble, he gets help. So they're all nice and rested. You would think they would give up one of their men. But they won't." The Colts took off quickly at Mets' starter Tracy Stallard and scored all their runs in the first inning, highlighted by Aspromonte's grand slammer. That irritated Casey all the more. "Most of our pitchers are experienced men and you would think they know how to get past the first inning," he said. "But this has been happening right along. And this time it was against bad hitters. "This Stallard had trouble with his control. Then when he got the ball over the plate, Aspromonte hit it over the roof." "Our infield has been loose and the outfield isn't too good either. But don't ask me to talk about any records. Not when they're the bad kind." highest they've been since June 10. New York's injury-ridden but victory-prone Yankees maintained their commanding eight-game lead by clipping Minnesota 6-5 with the help of two unearned runs and neat relief pitching by Steve Ham ilton. Boston ended a losing string at four games, beating the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 with a three-run sixth inning. Ken Retzer's two-run homer in the seventh carried Washington over Detroit 3-1, snapping a run of five Senator losses. Cleveland trimmed Kansas City 3-2, scoring the deciding run in the seventh inning on Moe Dra- bovvsky's wild pitch. Pappas, who owns an 11-3 life time mark against Chicago, checked the White Sox on three singles and got home run support from Boog Powell and John Orsino. Hamilton saved Jim Bouton's 13th victory by retiring, the last two batters in the ninth inning after the Twins had moved to within a run of the Yanks on a double by Earl Battey and John Goryl's homer. Hector Lopez, who had three hits, hit a homer with one on in the second. Twins third baseman Rich Rollins was taken to a hospital for observation after being struck on the head by Lopez' hard grounder in the fourth. Outfielder-catcher John Blanchard became the Yanks' latest casualty with a bronchial infection that put him in the hospital. nine-hit attack against former Cardinals Paul Toth and Dick LeMay with a home run and single, driving in two runs. The homer was his 13th of the campaign. Gibson has beaten every team in the league at least once. The only other pitchers to make the cycle are the Cubs' Dick Ellsworth and the Giants' Marichal. By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 62 35 .639 — Baltimore 57 46 .553 8 Chicago 54 45 .545 9 Minnesota 54 46 .540 9Vz Boston 52 46 .531 10V4 Cleveland 49 52 .485 15 Kansas City 46 53 .465 17 Los Angeles 48 56 .462 17% Detroit 41 55 .427 20V 2 Washington 35 64 .354 28 EMOTIONS—A study in contrasting emotions is shown above with disgust, relief and jubilation expressed. Sam Snead, the old master, kicks his putter after missing a putt on the sixth green while Arnold Palmer (center) wipes his brow with a sigh of relief after sinking one on the fifth and Fred Hawkins raises hid putter in jubilation after landing a long putt on the second green. This brought his lead in the Western Open Tournament up to four strokes. UNIFAX Friday's Results New York 6, Minnesota 5 Boston 5, Los Angeles 4 Baltimore 6, Chicago 0 Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2 Washington 3, Detroit 1 Today's Games Kansas City at Cleveland Minnesota at New York Los Angeles at Boston Washington at Detroit Hawkins Leads by 4 After 2 Rounds in Western Open ing might be just what Fred Hawkins needs to score his sec ond tournament victory in Chicago at. Baltimore (2 twi- years on the pro golf tour. night) Sunday's Games Washington at Detroit (2) Kansas City at Cleveland (2) Chicago at Baltimore Minnesota at New York (2) Los Angeles at Boston (2) Monday's Games Kansas City at New York Los Angeles at Cleveland (N) Chicago at Washington (N) Detroit at Baltimore (N) Minnesota at Boston (N) Hawkins, 39, held a four-stroke lead heading into the final two rounds of the $50,000 Wester FRIDAY'S LEADERS CHICAGO (AP) — The 36-hole leaders in the $50,000 Wester: Open Golf Tourney at Beverly ! Country Club Friday: WHOLE-HOME AIR CONDITIONING gdded to your warm air system SEE YOUR DEAtER TODAY Distributed by WILLIS STEEL CORP. IAC Leads In Polo Meet LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) —The Illinois Athletic Club led six teams into the final round-robin of the AAU men's outdoor water polo championships Friday. Illinois whipped the San Francisco Olympic Club B team 7-5 and the Inland Swim Association- Long Beach Nu-Pike A squad 5-1 to complete the preliminary round with a 3-0 record. The six surviving teams from an original entry list of 11 will meet each other today and Sunday at Foothill College pool. READ THE WANT ADS! TOP TEN By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 101 407 59 139 .342 Clemente, Pitt 92 354 51 117 .331 Gonzalez, Phil 100 365 58 120 .329 T.Davis, LA 87 322 35 104 .323 Pinson, Cin 102 409 63 131 .320 White, StL 101 414 75 131 .316 H.Aaron, Mil 100 397 76 123 .310 Boyer, StL 98 382 48 116 .304 Wills, LA 80 318 54 95 .299 Williams, Chi 99 377 57 112 .297 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Ystrmski, Bos 93 357 60 117 .328 Malzone, Bos 96 370 43 120 .324 Kaline, Det 93 362 62 117 .323 Rollins, Minn 87 322 49 99 .307 Pearson, LA 97 372 52 113 .304 Wagner, LA 99 362 51 110 .304 Hrshbrgr, Chi 81 275 41 81 .295 Fox, Chi 91 361 38 103 .285 Ward, Chi 99 384 51 109 .284 Siebern, KC 90 315 52 89 .283 car insurance buy- famous law rates Contact me today! DEAN HILL 174 IW. Academy Phone 343-1338 P 621033 STATE FARM Life Insurance Company Uoae Office; ilwaiagioa, Wbait Home Runs National League— McCovey, Giants 30; II. Aaron, Braves 28; Mays, Giants 22; Cepeda, Giants 19; Banks, Cubs; White, Cards, both 17. ' American League — Allison, Twins 22; Killebrew, Twins 22; Stuart, Red Sox 21; Wagner, Angels; Battey, Twins, both 20. Huns Batted Iu National League — H. Aaron, Braves 78; White, Cards 70; Santo, Cubs 69; Boyer, Cards; McCovey, Giants, both 68. American League—Kaline, Tigers 65; Stuard, Red Sox 64; Wagner, Angels 62; Allison, Twins 60; Battey, Twins; Malzone, Red Sox, both 57. Pitching National League—Maloney, Reds 15-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 10-2; McBean, Pirates 9-2; Koufax, .564 .529 .539 .535 .520 NATIONAL LEAGUE VV. L. Los Angeles .. 62 39 St. Louis 57 44 San Francisco 56 46 Cincinnati 55 47 Chicago 53 46 Philadelphia _ 53 49 Pittsburgh ... 50 50 Milwaukee ... 50 51 Houston 39 65 New York .... 32 70 Friday's Results ' St. Louis 4, Chicago 1 Cincinnati 11, Milwukee 1 Houston 7, New York 3 Philadelphia 6, Los Angeles 5 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 4 Today's Games St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Milwaukee Pittsburgh at San Francisco CHICAGO (UPI) - Home cook- fpar for the first 36 hoJes indicat . ed he could hold his form for the rest of the event and see if any body left in the field could catc him. For today's third round, only those who scored 150 or under can continue, a field of 70 pro' and one amateur. The closest challengers were the ancient Snead, who has won more PGA tournaments than any other player, National Ope champion Julius Boros and Bob McCallister, all with 139. An other trio was deadlocked at 140, five strokes behind, Joe Camp bell, leading money winner Arn old Palmer, and Lionel Hebert. Though five players, including Palmer and Boros, were able t score 67s yesterday, while only Hawkins could do it Thursday the course generally played tougher than it did in the firs round, when 16 players netted par. Yesterday, only 14 could do it — and only 25 were par or better compared to 29 on the first round. For the 36 holes so far 13 players were under par and seven were even. 67-68—135 71-68—139 72-67—139 69-70—139 73-67—140 68-72—140 71-69—140 70-71—141 72-69—141 70-71—141 74-67—141 74-67—141 74-67—141 Fred Hawkins Sam Snead Julius Boros Bob McCallister Arnold Palmer Joe Campbell Pet. G.B. Lionel Hebert 614 — Mason Rudolph 5 Charles Sifford <?V 2 Art Wall Jr. 7% Doug Ford 8 Harold Kneece 9% Jack Rule .500 11% 495 12 Open with a 36-hole total of 135 .375 24Vz on 18-hole rounds of 67 and 68 .34 30'/ 2 He is the only player who has turned in consecutive rounds in the 60s, It's not all because Hawkins is living at home for the tourna ment, where there's mother and father at Antioch, 111. He has to drive his car for an hour and 20 minutes between home and golf links. It's too far and too long really," Hawkins said, "but it's the only chance I get to see my New York at Houston (N) Philadelphia at Los Angeles (N) I parents' during the years, so it's Sunday's Games St. Louis at Chicago (2) Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2) New York at Houston (N) Philadelphia at Los Angeles Pittsburgh at San Francisco Monday 's Games Cincinnati at Milwaukee (N) Philadelphia at Los Angeles (N) Pittsburgh at San Francisco Only game scheduled worthwhile." It would be worth a minimum of $10,000 first money if the home cooking can keep him on the road to a win. Hawkins has played the tour steadily for E longer period than any other cur rent competitor except 51-year- old Sam Snead, and he's won only one tournament, the 1956 Oklahoma Open. Hawkins* consistent assault on Cubs Start Skid, But It's Not the Pitchers' Fault CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs are in danger of falling out of the first division of the National League, but their still steady pitching staff cannot be blamed. Since co.rung home last Tuesday, the Cubs have lost three of four games including a 4-1 decision to the St. Louis Cardinals Friday. In that stretch the opposition has scored only nine runs off the Cub pitching staff. The Cub bats, however, have been futile in what has turned Cubs have scored a total of five runs. They did collect 10 hits off Cincinnati pitching Thursday, but at the same time they left 12 runners stranded. The Cubs will send Larry Jackson (11-8) against Curt Simmons (8-5) and the two teams will end their series with a twinbill Sunday. The Chicago White Sox also ran into scoring difficulties and suffered a 6-0 setback at Baltimore which dropped them out of second place in the American League. While the Sox were able to into the worst slump ot the year. muster on i y a three-hit attack, for a team which hasn't done too! Baltimore sewed up the game much hitting all season. j with a two-run homer by John Powell and a three-run blast by John Orsino in the fifth inning They made four hits off Bob Gibson and only one after the second inning when they scored; Both blasts came off Sox starter their only run on Ernie Banks' j Dave Debusschere. Dodgers 16-4; Marichal, Giants ! misjudged fly ball double and a The White Sox and Orioles play 16-5. i single by- Ken Hubbs. Billy Wil-. a twi-night doubleheader today, American League—Radatz, Red j liams had a double in the first with Ray Herbert (8-6) and Juan Sox 12-1; Ford, Yanks 16-3; Bou- j inning and Hubbs singled in thejPizarro (11-51 going against Steve Terrell Goes Against Zora Folley By JACK CUDDY UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - Tall Era ie Terrell, Chicago's rapidly improving heavyweight contender, seeks his eighth straight victory tonight in a nationally televised ight with veteran Zora Folley at Madison Square Garden. In his latest bout on April 13, the six-foot-seven Terrell out pointed rugged Cleveland Williams of Houston, Tex., whom champion Sonny Liston described as "the toughest man I ever ought," although Sonny stopped Williams twice. Tonight eighth-ranked Terrell engages seyenth-rated Folley of Chandler, Ariz., who also fought Liston — and also was knocked out by savage Sonny. Terrell, 24, is gunning for a tie fight with Liston because he Knows he has the long-jabbing and tight tying-up style that Liston abhors. At Las Vegas, Nev., last week, Liston said: "You can have that Terrell. I don't want him. I don't like his tyle. He won't fight yuh! He pecks away with those long arms; then grabs yuh and ties yuh up in clinches. All he does is make yuh look bad." Despite 31-year-old Folley's 11- year experience and slightly higher rating, betting is at even money for tonight's bout. It's "6-5 and pick 'em." Qalesburg Ifegister-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1963 PAGE 14 Anybody Gets Shot at Crown With King Liston on Throne NEW YORK (AP)—In the reign of King Sonny Liston I, a heavyweight doesn't necessarily disqualify himself because he can punch. Thus there is new hope for contenders Zora Folley and Ernie Terrell, a couple of tall, 200-pound- ers who meet in the television 10- rounder at Madison Square Garden tonight. • In the days when Floyd Patterson was champion and manager Cus D'Amato had the final voice on his opponents, heavyweight contenders with a wallop rarely got a chance to take pot shots at Floyd's china chin. Liston prides himself on his ability to take a punch. Besides, he will be looking for eager opponents in the next couple of years. Folley never could get close to a title shot with Patterson even though he rated it on his record and ratings. This proved very discouraging for the Chandler, Ariz., boxer- puncher and he blew a fight now and then. It could be that at 31 the 6-foot-l Folley is over the hill. Folley's record is 63-6-3, including 35 knockouts. He is ranked fourth by Ring Magazine and seventh by the World Boxing Association. Terrell, 24, is more likely to become an interesting subject for Liston. The 6-foot-4 former Golden Gloves champion from Chicago beat high-ranked, hard-hitting Cleveland Williams in a return fight last April 13. This avenged a seventh-round knockout loss to Williams the year before. Ernie has won seven straight for a 30-4 record, including 16 knockouts. He is ranked ninth by Ring and eighth by the WBA. The bout will be telecast by ABC-TV starting at 10 p.m. EST. READ THE WANT ADS! ton, Yanks 13-5; Buzhardt, White ' seventh for Chicago's final hit. Barber (13-7) and Mike McCor- Sox 9-4; Pizarro, White Sox 11-5. In these last four games, the; mick (3-5) Humid TOMORROW Time to losulai* WHITf'S PHONE baseball White Sox vs. Orioles WCIL it it RADIO THE SOUND C I T I Z EN 1400 ON Y0UI DIAl

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