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Paul Foytack Gives Up Four Home Runs In Single Inning By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer Put Paul Foytack's feat high on that list of baseball's dubious distinctions. The Los Angeles Angels' right­ hander became the first pitcher in major league history to give up four straight home runs in a single inning Wednesday night— an unwanted achievement if ever there was one. Foytack was bombarded in the second game of a doubleheader at Cleveland when Woodie Held, pitcher Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown .socked successive homers in the sixth inning. The rapid-fire barrage climaxed a night of long-range hitting tor the Indians as they swept the Angels, 1-0 and 9-5. The four consecutive homers in an inning set an American League record and tied the major league mark established by Milwaukee in iOn the Rebounds Top Drivers Featured in Racing Program at Fair By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor With a field, of 20 speed-minded drivers—including two of the world's fastest sprint car pilots—vying for honors, fans attending the big car races at the Knox County Fairgrounds tonight and Friday should get their share of thrills. Headliners on the star- studded entry list are International Motor Contest Association champion Johnny White of Warren, Mich., and Curly Boyd from Indianapolis, Ind. White holds the world record for one lap on a banked asphalt track. His time of 17.66 seconds — whicCi figures out to 101.925 mph — was set at Winchester, Ind., in May. On July 21, Boyd became the third driver in auto racing history to round this type of course in less than 18 seconds. Boyd's time was 17.91 in a car owned by Roy Brummell, Granite City florist. Local Entry One of the top drivers competing in the two-night affair is Galesburg's own Jerry Blundy. Skilled as a super-modified stock car operator, Jerry is also one of the leading sprint car drivers. Another big name driver who will be competing for big car honors is Pete Folse of Tampa, Fla. Folse, who was IMCA champion for three years straight, is making a strong bid to get back on top. He has turned many a lap on the Knoxville fairground track and has come up with considerable prize money in the process. Time trials are scheduled for 7 each night with the opening race to get under way at 8. —J— Sam Andree, American Legion manage*', who keeps close tabs on his players who graduate into college or professional ball, reports that Don Secrist is doing well for Aberdeen, S. D., in the rugged Northern League. Secrist, hard-throwing lefthand­ er who was the workhorse of last year's Galesburg Legion State championship team, currently boasts a 4-0 record. Most of his work has been in relief but he Rain TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE S42-0185 hasn't allowed an earned run in 24 consecutive innings. In his only start of the season he went the route to gain a 4-3 victory with all of the opponents' runs resulting from errors. More Than 150 Golfers At St. Paul ST. PAUL, Minn. (UPI) — The bread and butter shooters of the professional golf circuit teed off today in the 72-hole $35,000 St. Paul Open over Keller's shaggy fairways. A packed field of 143 pros and 10 amateurs promised a close battle for the $5,300 first place prize over the 6,600-yard par 72 Keller course. Most pros agreed the tournament would be won on the strength of a short iron game and accuracy on the greens. Keller's open fairways have never proven much challenge to the touring money players. The purse for this year's event is the St. Paul Open's richest but it still failed to lure the gallery- gathering stars who are using the break to rest up for bigger payoffs ahead. Disdaining the tourney were Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Bob Charles. Doug Sanders is defending champion and will have fast company from the likes of Jerry Barber, Dow Finsterwald, Doug Ford, Jay and Lionel Hebert, Jacky Cupit, Tommy Bolt, Gene Littler, Bruce Crampton, Tommy Aaron and a host of others. Six name players informed tournament officials Wednesday they would not attend due to physical infirmities. Included were Phil Rodgers, Dave Ragan, Bob Goalby, Art Wall, Gardner Dickinson and Bill Casper. June 1961. But the Braves hit their four in a row against two different Cincinnati pitchers—so Foytack's feat is a first. All told, the Indians whacked seven homers in the doubleheader. Fred Whitfield won the opener with a shot in the eighth inning and also hit a grand slam in the second game, and Ramos hit a pair in the nightcap. Also in the AL—Tom Tresh's homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth gave New York's first-place Yankees a 3-2 decision over Kansas City; the Chicago White Sox beat Washington 5-2; Baltimore beat Detroit, 2-1; and Minnesota tripped Boston 9-5. Barry Latman pitched a four- hitter for the Indians in the opener at Cleveland, settled by Whitfield's homer off Fred Newman in the eighth. In the second game Ramos' first homer and the grand slam by Whitfield came in the third inning, giving Cleveland a 5-1 lead, and it went to 9-1 with the Tribe's four-in-a-row in the sixth. Ralph Terry held the Athletics to five hits, but they bunched two of them and two sacrifice flies for a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning. Tresh pulled it out for the Yanks, however, with his clutch homer off reliever Ted Bowsfield in the ninth. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! -v. Fishing Tackle SALE ALL LURES Regular $1.35 NOW RECORD SPIN REEL World's Finest Reg. $32.50 — NOW 97c $ 15.95 BULK SPIN LINE 6 to 20 lb. Test 475 to *QO yds 96c SPIN CAST RODS Custom Built, Allan Lifetime AP Guides. Reg. $14.95, NOW / 7V (jaJteOJOcOut -Armtnusmrm GOODS y)»w 15 N. PRAIRIE ST. 6MISBUR6, IU. Clay Signs Recording Contract NEW YORK (AP) — Cassius Clay, the human long-playing record, is going to put his words on wax for posterity — and pay. The top-ranked heavyweight contender from Louisville has signed a recording contract and will make his first album next week. It will- be entitled, naturally, "I Am The Greatest." To promote his new venture, the Mighty Mouth held forth at a cocktail party Wednesday. Very little was said about records, but quite a lot was said about, for and by Clay. The 21-year-old fighter-showman put on a 30-minute performance of non-stop talking, complete with flamboyant gestures and exaggerated mimicking for a room crowded with newsmen, assorted Madison Avenue types and members of the Clay entourage. "I guess I'm the best fighter ever was for show business," Cassius Marcellus intoned matter-of- factly. "I sell tickets. Why, people never saw a fight in their life pay to see me—old men and old women. "Why when I fought in London there was a little old lady there with two kittens in her arms. She said she never saw a fight before but she wanted to see me get my big mouth knocked on the floor." The talk got around to Sonny Listen and the proposed bout between the champion and his voluble challenger, tentatively set for Sept. 30 at mammoth Philadelphia Stadium, which seats upward of 100,000. "Why, I hear they're already puttin' in more seats. "That big ugly bear, Listen, he scares some people with that mean stare of his," said Clay, arms folded across his chest and eyes glowering a la Sonny. "But he don't scare me—I'm ready. "And remember, I've never been to a training camp, never really trained for a fight. "Won't I be somethin'?" IOO ftti OFF \ MAIN STREET \ y ENTRANCE OFF CITV PARKING tor .y READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! IGH value at low cost— our Family Life Insurance Plan. Contact me today! DEAN HILL 174 N. Aradem? Phone 343-1338 P 621033 STATE FARIV! Life Insurance Company 1 . ^ . ? 1 V ft iV > ... y -'ax E FOR EFFORT—Minnesota Twins Catcher Earl Battey dives into the stands in an attempt to catch foul that came off the bat of Dick Stuart of the Red Sox. Battey was unable to reach the ball. UNIFAX Roger Craig Just One Loss From Pitching 'Immortality' By MIKE RATHE T Associated Press Sports Writer Roger Craig, the major leagues' No. 1 pitching pauper, stands today one step away from etching yet another entry into the New York Mets' lengthy log of negative statistics. The hapless hurler with the "I gotta pitch a shutout to get a tie" motto spun a six-hitter Wednesday night against National League-leading Los Angeles but came away with a 5-3 defeat— and his 17th consecutive loss. The triumph, increasing the Dodgers' lead over second-place San Francisco to 4% games, shackled Craig with his 19th defeat and extended a winless streak that dates from his second victory on April 29. Just one loss removed from becoming a two-time 20-game loser, Craig also has closed in on a league record for successive setbacks that has escaped being matched for over half a century. In 1910, Clifton Curtis of the then Boston Braves lost 18 in a row. Craig, a 32-year-old right-hand­ er, became the loser when the Dodgers pushed across two runs in the fourth inning with the aid of an error and a wild pitch. An error also contributed to the Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press BATTING — Woodie Held, Pete Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown, Indians, hit consecutive homers in sixth inning of second game to set American League record and tie major league mark for most homers in succession. Indians swept doubleheader from Los Angeles Angels 1-0 and 9-5. PITCHING — Jack Baldschun, Phillies, hurled two-hit ball for six innings of relief work, gaining credit for 7-3, 14-inning victory over San Francisco that ended Giants' winning streak at nine games. Sonny Rated With Top Ring Hitters NEW YORK (AP)—Take Sonny Listen and stand him alongside some of the renowned sluggers of yesteryear and how does he compare? Say with Jack Dempsey or Rocky Marciano or John L. Sullivan or Joe Louis or Jack Johnson? Well, he's considerably bigger and quite probably stronger and maybe even faster than most of them. And how does he compare as to ability, this dark destroyer with the menacing scowl and 83- inch reach when stacked up against those big hitters? "It might have gone either way," Dempsey said when asked how he would have fared with the man who owns two one-round knockouts of Floyd Patterson. "This kind of fighter is tough to fight. He's liable to lick anybody." Liston is 6-foot-l and weighs around 215 pounds. Nat Fleischer's Ring Record Book carries the following dimensions for the other champs, with the weight listed their approximate poundage at the peak of their careers: Sullivan was 5-10%, 190 pounds; Johnson 6-0%, 195, Dempsey 6-1, 189; Louis 6-1%, 200; Marciano 5-11, 184. « Which means the Boston Strong Boy would have spotted Liston 25 pounds, the awesome Johnson would have given away 20, Dempsey would have been 26 lighter, the great Brown Bomber 15 and Marciano, known for his wear- down tactics, would have been 31 pounds lighter. Liston has 25 knockouts in 36 bouts, which speaks well for his strength. Observers at his Las Vegas workouts were enormously impressed with the big man's speed and jungle cat grace. And there's still another way to figure it. How they handle speed. Sullivan lost to the swift, young Jim Corbett. Johnson was surprised, chagrined and embarrassed when he was knocked down by middleweight Stanley Ketchel. Dempsey fell before the fast, clever Gene Tunney. Louis had as much • trouble with stiek- and-move light-heavy Billy Conn as anyone. So who's to beat Liston? "Cassius* Clay does a lot of talking," Dempsey said. "But I don't know how well he can fight. He smothers you with punches, but I don't think he's ready for Liston yet." downfall of the second-place Giants. With their nine-game winning streak on the line, relief pitcher Bob Bolin uncorked a wild throw that catapulted Philadelphia to a 7-3 victory in 14 innings. In other games, Cincinnati knocked third-place St. Louis five games back as Jim O'Toole broke a six-game losing streak by beating the Cardinals 9-2, Ron Santo supplied the punch for the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 triumph over Milwaukee and Pittsburgh whipped Houston 6-3. Craig fell behind when catcher John Roseboro tripled home two runs and scored a third for bat- terymate Pete Richert, 1-1, in the second inning. In the fourth, the Dodgers clinched it on singles by Tommy Davis and Ron Fairly, an error by Ron Hunt and Craig's wild pitch. Frank Thomas drove in two Met runs with a pair of singles. BUSS iifllmfflMIHIIflM TDF TEN By United Press International MICRO-MIDGET AUTO RACES SQUIRES SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1963 5 Miles West Off Rte. 34 TIME TRIALS - 7:30 P.M. RACES - 8:30 P.M. Admission $1.00 Children under 12 with adult FREE Lunch On Grounds NATIONAL Player & Club G. Groat, St.L 106 Clmente, Pitts 96 Gonzalz, Phil 105 T.Davis, LA 92 Aaron, Mil 106 Pinson, Cin 108 White, St.L 106 Williams, Chi 104 Torre, Mil 93 Boyer, St.L 103 AMERICAN Player & Club G. Yastrzski, Bos 98 Kaline, Det 99 Malzone, Bos 102 Rollins, Minn 89 Wagner, LA 106 Pearson, LA 104 Hrshbrgr, Chi 84 Causey, KC 96 Robinson, Chi 97 Smith, Bait 93 LEAGUE AB R. H. Pet. 59 144 .337 53 125 .332 60 125 .322 40 109 .321 80 133 .317 67 137 .316 79 137 .315 60 123 .308 322 37 97 .301 401 51 119 .297 427 376 388 340 419 434 435 399 LEAGUE AB R. H. Pet. 375 62 123 .328 386 65 121 .313 394 46 123 .312 332 50 103 .310 391 56 119 .304 392 55 119 .304 288 43 84 .292 385 55 112 .291 356 47 103 .289 290 40 83 .286 Home Runs National League — McCovey, Giants 31; H. Aaron, Braves 30; Mays, Giants 24; Cepeda, Giants 19; White, Cards 19. American League — Allison, Twins 24; Killebrew, Twins 23; Stuart, Red Sox 23; Battey, Twins 21; Wagner, Angels 21. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 87; White, Cards 75; Boyer, Cards 72; McCovey, Giants 71; Santo, Cubs 70. American League—Stuart, Red Sox 70; Kaline, Tigers 68; Wagner, Angels 68; Allison, Twins 63; Malzone, Red Sox 60. Pitching National League — Maloney, Reds 16-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 10-2; Koufax, Dodgers 17-4; Marichal, Giants 17-5; McBean, Pirates 9-3. American League—Radatz, Red Sox 12-1; Ford, Yanks 16-4; Bouton, Yanks 14-5; Pizarro, White Sox 12-5; Buzhaidt, White Sox 9-4. (jalesbing Register-Mall GALESBURG, ILL., THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 1968 )PAGK 14 Cubs Nip Sox Top CHICAGO (AP) — A four-ran fifth inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 5-2 victory at Washington Wednesday night but the Cubs had another cliff-hanger before edging the Braves at Milwaukee 3-2 in the ninth. Jim Landis' two-run triple keyed the 1 Sox big inning. Jim Lemon singled home another fun and Landis scored the fourth on a wild pitch by Claude Osteen. Landis and Camilo Carreon, who doubled home the first Sox run in the second, each had three hits. Ray Herbert collected his 10th victory against 6 losses, but Hoyt Wilhelm helped him out in the ninth. Ron Santo, who slammed a two-run homer in the third inning, lofted a sacrifice fly for the decisive run in the ninth for the Cubs. The game drew 27,919 fans, second largest paid turnout in Braves; Senators Milwaukee this season. Santo's homer was his 17th and scored Billy Williams, who had singled. In the - final inning, with one out, Ellis Burton walked and went to third on Williams fourth hit, a single. He scored on Santo's high drive to left fielder Gene Oliver. Paul Toth yielded only one hit and faced the minimum of 18 batters for six innings. But in the seventh, after retiring the first two batters, Hank Aaron doubled and Joe Torre walked. Lindy McDaniel came to the rescue and was credited with his seventh victory. The Sox are on the road Thursday, opening a three-game series Friday night in Los Angeles. The Cubs wind up their Milwaukee stay Thursday night with Larry Jackson (11-9) facing Denny Lemaster (7-5). Major League\ STA NDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet! G.B. New York .... 66 37 .641 — Chicago 59 46 .562 8 Baltimore .... 60 49 .550 9 Minnesota .... 57 49 .538 10% Boston 53 51 .510 13% Cleveland .... 53 55 .491 15% Los Angeles .. 53 58 .477 17 Kansas City .. 48 57 .457 19 Detroit 43 59 .422 22% Washington .. 37 68 .352 30 Wednesday's Results New York 3, Kansas City 2 Minnesota 9, Boston 5 Chicago 5,-Washington 2 Baltimore 2, Detroit 1 Cleveland 1-9, Los Angeles 0-5 Today's Games Boston at Baltimore (N) Only game scheduled Friday's Games Chicago at Los Angeles (N) Minnesota at Kansas City (N) Cleveland at Detroit (N) Boston at Washington (2, twi- night) Baltimore at New York (N) Sweden, Britain Meet WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) —Jan Erik Luhdquist and Ulf Schmidt of Sweden clash today with Britain's Mike Sangster and Bobby Wilson, respectively, in the opening singles matches of the European Zone Davis Cup final between the two nations. The winner of the best-of-five series, which includes a doubles match and two singles matches on Friday, will meet the winner of the Mexico-U.S. series. READ THE WANT ADS! NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 64 42 .604 — San Francisco 60 47 .561 4% St. Louis 59 47 .557 5 Chicago 56 48 .538 7 Cincinnati .... 57 51 .528 8 Philadelphia . 56 51 .523 8% Milwaukee .. 54 53 .505 10% Pittsburgh .... 52 53 .495 11% Houston _ 41 67 .380 24 New York .... 33 73 .311 31 Wednesday's Results Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 3 (14 innings) Cincinnati 9, St. Louis 2 Chicago 3, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 3 Los Angeles 5, New York 3 Today's Games Chicago at Milwaukee (N) Cincinnati at St. Louis Only games scheduled Friday's Games New York at Milwaukee (2 twl- night) Philadelphia at St. Louis (N ) Los Angeles at Houston (N ) San Francisco at Chicago Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (N ) Good Women's Field CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (UPI) —The 83rd annual United States Lawn Tennis Association National Doubles tournament, which begins Aug. 18 at the Longwood Club, was assured of an exciting women's field after Wimbledon champion Margaret Smith and Robyn Ebbern, both of Australia, filed entry blanks Wednesday along with Wimbledon runnerup Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach, Calif., and her doubles partner, Carole Caldwell of Santa Monica, Calif. Hear Bill Rogers with the 5-9 a.m. music on WGIL during the vacation of Eddie Gale. v WGIL THE SOUND CITIZEN 1400 ON YOUR DIAL

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