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1 Willie Mays of Old Putting New Life in San Francisco _ ^ ... ..... . , m __^.„,..„,.„ . Giants Top Colts 3-1 to Keep Pace with Cardinals By FRED DOWN UPI Shorts Writer Those front-running Los Angeles Dodgers must realize by now that the National League pennant race is as hot as Willie Mays' bat happens to be. The Dodgers are five games in front of the Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals and they're coasting a'ong with a tidy three-game winning streak. Willie's average dipped to .240 in mid-season and this looked like the worst season he ever has had in the majors. But he's riffling that bat with six hits in his last eight trips to the plate and he's raised his season average to .290. The message to the Dodgers is loud and clear—falter and you'll pay the penalty of blowing a second straight pennant. Mays hammered out a triple and two singles to lead the in a 3-1 victory over the Houston Colts. It was the first time the Giants beat the Colts in Houston in five games. Dodgers Down Cubs The Dodgers downed the Chicago Cubs, 4 - 1, the Cardinals topped the New York Mets, 4-3, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Braves, 3-0, and the Philadelphia Phillies scored a 7-1 triumph after a 6-4 10-inning •On the Rebounds Galesburg Out to Repeat As State Baseball Champ By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor . "With a break we could go all the way again, bu you've got to play them one a,t a time and right now we're concentrating on Northbrook." These words were spoken by manager Sam Andree of the Galesburg American Legion as he prepared his tourna charges for state men! play at Canton. Galesburg is the defending champion in the double elimination affair, having won the tournament played last year at Woodstock. In 1962 the locals drew a first round bye and took top honors in three straight games. This year the local legion drew a second round bye and will be in good shape if they win the first two games. However, if they drop into the loser's bracket it will be a rough road. Just how good is Northbrook? "We don't know much about the Northbrook team except that it has an excellent record (25-4)," Sam answered, "and you can look for them all to be tough When you get this far." This is the first year for a legion program in Northbrook, a Chicago suburb, and Andree pointed out that this could easily be the Northbrook legion sponsoring the state championship team of Maine High School. "We may not be as strong in the hitting tlus season as we were in 1962," Andree admitted, "but I feel we have better speed, are a litle tougher in the field and have more pitching depth." Andree was quick to add, however, that "we can't help miss the strong left arm of Don Secrist." Secrist, who was a mainstay on the legion championship team last year, is now with Aberdeen in the Northern League. Sam, in his eighth season . as legion manager, says this is one of his youngest teams. He is pleased with the way the team has progressed this year, especially in certain key positions. Andree plans to start with southpaw Chuck Schacht Thursday afternoon and follow up with another lefty, Van Smith. He will have two capable righthanders standing by in Bob Scott and Bob Darrah. In the eight years Andree has coached legion teams he has won 1S7, lost 45 and tied one. -J- Jack Foley, who was fired as Moline High School basketball coach last April in action that caused a great deal of controversy, is leaving the school system completely. Foley is resigning his teaching position to enter a training program with the Miller Container Corp. of Rock Island. He hopes Giants' 12-hit attack Tuesday night; loss to the Cincinnati Reds in other National League games. In the American League. New York beat Washington, 1-0, after an 8 - 5 loss, Baltimore downed Cleveland, 6-4, Detroit routed Boston, 10-1, Kansas City shaded Chicago, 4-3, and Minnesota defeated Los Angeles, 5-1. Jim Duffalo went eight innings and allowed six hits to win his fourth straight game without a loss for the Giants while Hal Brown suffered his seventh defeat against four wins. Mavs tripled and scored in the fourth inning and contributed a key single in the sixth when the Giants scored their final run. Jim Wynn had two hits for the Colts. Maury Wills paced the Dodgers' 10-hit attack with a double and three singles and Don Drysdale pitched a six-hitter and fanned six for his 14th victory against 12 losses. Drysdale, now gunning for his second straight 20 - win season, halted Billy Williams' 12-game hitting streak. to go into sales and promotion work for the company after completing his training. This will terminate a career of 19 years in the teaching and coaching field. TOP TEN By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 112 453 62 155 .342 Clmente, Pitts 101 396 54 133 .336 T.Davis, LA 96 356 41 115 .323 Gonzlez, Phil 111 411 62 132 .321 Aaron, Mil 112 442 81 140 .317 Pinson, Cin 115 462 70 145 .314 White, StL 112 455 80 141 .310 Kuenn, SF 74 252 37 78 .310 Williams, Chi 109 420 63 128 .305 Torre, Mil 99 345 41 104 .301 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Yastrski, Bos 103 394 64 130 .330 Rollins, Minn 93 351 54 110 .313 Kaline, Det 104 404 68 126 .312 Wagner, LA 110 409 56 124 .303 Pearson, LA 108 409 58 124 .303 Malzone, Bos 108 409 47 124 . 303 Hrshbrgr, Chi 88 305 47 89 .292 Geiger, Bos 77 254 49 74 .291 Causey, KC 100 403 55 117 .290 Smith, Bait 96 298 41 85 .285 Home Runs National League — McCovey, Giants 33; Aaron, Braves 31; Mays, Giants 28; Cepeda, Giants 20; White, Cards 19. American League — Allison, Twins 25; Killebrew, Twins 25; Stuart, Red Sox 23; Wagner, Angels; Battey, Twins; Howard, Yanks, all 21. Runs Batted In National League — Aaron, Braves 93; White, Cards 78; Santo, Cubs 74; McCovey, Giants 74; Boyer, Cards 73. American League— Stuart, Red Sox 72; Kaline, Tigers 71; Wagner, Angels 68; Allison, Twins 66; Howard, Yanks 62. Pitching National League — Maloney, Reds 17-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 10-2; Koufax, Dodgers 18-4; Marichal, Giants 17-5; McBean, Pirates 10-3. American League— Radatz, Red Sox 12-2; Bouton, Yanks 14-5; Ford, Yanks 16-6; Pizarro, White Sox 13-5; Downing, Yanks 7-3. Shantz Shut Door Bobby Shantz' 12-3-innings of close-out relief pitching helped the Cardinals deal the Mets their 15th defeat in 17 games. Ken Boyer, Julian Javier and Tim McCarver had two hits each for the Cardinals, with Boyer driving in the winning run with a fifth - inning single. Galen Cisco suffered his 10th loss against seven wins. Don Cardwell shut out the Braves with four hits for eight innings and Al McBean closed it out in the ninth to earn Cardwell his eighth win against 12 losses. Key blows in the Pirates' three- run seventh inning were a single by Roberto Clemen.te, a double by Donn Clendenon and a single by Jim Pagliaroni. Pete Rose's two-run homer and three hits by Vada Pinson led the Reds to their opening-game triumph at Philadelphia but the Phillies won the nightcap on the strength of three doubles by Johnny Callison and the three - hit pitching of Denis Bennett. Joey Jay suffered his 16th loss against four wins for the Reds. LIQUORAMA 2130 GRAND AVENUE COLDEST Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press PITCHING — Stan Williams, Yankees, allowed only one hit— a third inning double by Don Blasingame—struck out 11 and walked only one for 1-0 victory over Washington that gave New York doubleheader split. Senators won opener 8-5. BATTING - Maury Wills, Dodgers, stroked four straight hits, paving way for National League leaders' 4-1 "triumph over Chicago Cubs. CUB MYSTERY MAN—Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs is shown in hospital bed where he is undergoing a physical check up. The lanky firstbaseman, who is in the worst slump of his career, said "I have no energy no pep. Maybe my doctors will find the reason. I hope so." UNIFAX Cabs, Sox Miss Chances To Gain on Loop Leaders CHICAGO (AP)-The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs proved on Aug. 6 that neither is worthy of contention in the respective American League and National League pennant races. Both might have gained ground doubleheader with Washington and the Sox dropped to eight games behind the Yankees. The Sox face the A's again Wednesday night with Juan Pizarro (13-5) going against Dave Wickersham (8-9). but both failed to do so with the Sox dropping a 4-3 decision to The chic ag° Cubs fell before Kansas City and the Cubs failing the onslaught of Maury Wills and against league-leading Los An- P ltcher Don Drysdale geles, 4-1. | Wills hammered out four hits The Sox waited until the ninth whi]e Drysdale held the Cubs to inning to decide their game with j six as the Dodgers strengthened Kansas City. Trailing, 3-0, the! their hold on the National League Sox scored three times in the ninth to tie the game with Charley Maxwell blasting a two-run homer with two out. Then, with Hoyt Wilhelm pitching, Gino Cimoli struck out but Camilo Carreon failed to hold the ball and Cimoli reached first. Cimoli went to second on a wild pitch. Jim Brosnan took over for Wilhelm and after retiring the j next batter, pinch batter George Alusik singled to center to score the winning run. The league-leading New York Yankees, meanwhile, had split a lead. Wills scored once and drove in another run while boosting his average to .500 against the Cubs this season. Larry Jackson suffered his 10th loss against 12 victories. In what could be one of the great pitching battles of the season, Dick Ellsworth (15-7) will take the mound this afternnoon for the Cubs and face Sandy Koufax (18-4). The last time these two winning southpaws met, the Dodgers won 11-8 and both pitchers were knocked out of the box. Ellsworth May Be First Cub Lefty to Win 20 Since '19 (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off). By GENE BLUDEAU CHICAGO (UPD-The Chicago Cubs, confident that Bob Kennedy already is in the bag for manager- win 20 this year and Freddy Mar-. tion, his protege developed a slid- tin, his pitching coach, believes ! er to give him a fourth good pitch Ellsworth can't miss. "If he doesn't get hurt or suddenly develop arm trouble, I don't of-the-year honors, are quietly see how he can miss," Martin working on another project "for said. "His control is as good as the good of the club." any pitcher in the league right This is to come up with the now - and he ' s beL '» winning some to go along with a fast ball, change-up and curve he had been using for the past two seasons. Ellsworth said he would risk throwing a slider about once a game last season. "Now I work it in regularly team's first southpaw 20 - gamej doj?e ones where he basn,t been with good results," he said winner in 44 years. The last Cubs | Setting much help from the bat lefthander to win 20 or better was * crs * Jim Vaughn, who wound up the Ellsworth was signed for a substantial bonus after he graduated re- 1919 campaign with a 21-14 cord. The next one could be Dick Ellsworth, a 23-year-old portsider who has a 15-7 record with two months of the season left. If Ellsworth makes it, he could but it was enough to affect his also put in a claim for the come- j control. He worked hard on get- back-of-the-year award on the ba- ] ting rid of that. When he did, his sis of slipping to 9-20 in 1962 after '< control improved almost 100 per a promising 10-11 with a seventh 1 cent," Martin said, place club in 1961. Martin said that as a result Ellsworth Confident Ellsworth has been getting his Ellsworth is confident he will curve over the corners. In addi- Marlin put in a lot of time with from Fresno (Calif.) High School Ellsworth in spring training. The in 1958. His first appearance in pitching coach said Ellsworth had a Cub uniform was in the annual a flaw in his motion—failing to boys benefit game that year when benil forward far enough with the he beat the White Sox 1-0 on four throw. | hits. "It wasn't extremely noticable, READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! FAIR TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0185 Alex Hannum Must Mold Tough Team SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Tne main task facing Alex Hannum, new coach of the San Francisco Warriors, is moulding four other basketball players with Wilt Chamberlain into a winning team. Hannum, named Tuesday to succeed Bob Ferrick, has the National Basketball Association's highest scorer in Chamberlain but Wilt's individual records didn't do the Warriors much good en route to t'-mfr d'^mal fnrrth-nlacf? finish in the five-team Western Division last season. "I think Wilt has the greatest potential in the game," said the former boss of the Syracuse Nationals. "But he hasn't even skimmed the top. "I plan to do something about it by playing him differently but first we'll make sure of his approach to what makes a winning team." Hannum, once a star at Southern California, quit the Syracuse job when the franchise moved to Philadelphia—the city the Warriors quit in favor of San Francisco a year ago. The Warriors contacted Hannum Wednesday and decided to hire him Sunday. The move was not unexpected. Ferrick will become general manager—a promotion which was guaranteed in the three-year contract he signed last year after leaving the University of Santa Clara. - THE®! *TAHD1H <4 By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .... 67 43 .609 — San Francisco . 63 40 .568 5 St. Louis 63 49 .563 5 Chicago 58 51 .532 8V2 Cincinnati 61 54 .530 8V2 Philadelphia .. 59 54 .522 9% Milwaukee .... 57 56 .504 11% Pittsburgh .... 54 56 .491 13 Houston 43 70 .381 25Vz New York 34 77 .306 33% Tuesday's Results Los Angeles 4, Chicago 1 St. Louis 4, New York 3 Pittsburgh 3, Milwaukee 0 Cincinnati 6-1, Philadelphia 4-7 (1st 10 innings) San Francisco 3, Houston 1 Thursday's Games St. Louis at New York Cincinnati at Philadelphia (N) Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (N) Los Angeles at Chicago Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 69 40 .633 — Chicago 61 48 .560 8 Baltimore 63 51 .553 8% Minnesota 60 50 .545 9Vfe Boston 54 55 .495 15 Cleveland 54 59 .478 17 Los Angeles .... 54 61 .470 18 Kansas City ... 50 59 .459 19 Detroit 47 60 .439 21 Washington ... 41 70 .369 29 Tuesday's Results Washington 8-0, New York 5-1 Baltimore 6, Cleveland 4 Kansas City 4, Chicago 3 Detroit 10, Boston 1 Minnesota 5, Los Angeles 1 Thursday's Games Minnesota at Los Angeles Chicago at Kansas City (N) Boston at Detroit New York at Washington Cleveland at Baltimore (N) ASK ME! HOW MUCH YOU MAY SAVE ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE WITH STATE FARM! L*1 BUD NELSON 7 W. Main St. Qalesburg Reffisrer-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, AUG. ?, 1983 PAGE 18 Williams Is A.L. Answer To Drysdale 3424816 STATE FARM Muiutl Automoblli injurinci Compwj Homi Officii tlwmloftMt UW»1§ By MARTIN LADER UPI Sports Writer Opposing hitters who consider Don Drysdale a menace to life, limb and batting average are hereby warned that the American League now boasts a bigger-than- Iife duplicate in Stan Williams. Williams, a 6-4, 240 - pounder, can match his former Dodger teammate in size and he throws a mean enough fast ball to compare with Drysdale. Only trouble is, Williams hasn't enjoyed as much success getting the batters out. All this is about to change, however, boasts Williams. His solution? To pitch with the same motion as Drysdale. Whatever the answer, it worked with huge success Tuesday night when Williams gave up just one hit in leading the New York Yankees to a 1-0 victory over Washington in the second game of a twi-night doubleheader after the Senators had taken the opener, 8-5. It was the best effort turned in by Williams since joining the Yankees last winter. Struck Out 11 The only hit off Williams was Speedy Scot Is Winner In Feature DETROIT (UPI) — Castleton Farm's great 3 -year-old trotter, Speedy Scot, pounded another stake in his trail toward harness racing's richest prize, the Ham- bletonian, with a victory Tuesday night in the Matron Stakes at the Wolverine Harness Raceway. Heading out from the second post position, Ralph Baldwin took Speedy Scot right to the top and the rest of the field of six were left in a trail of dust by the flying colt. Fred Walker, driven by George Sholty, made a brave try just past the tliree-quarter mark but there was little doubt Speedy Scot would take the winner's share of the $20,825 purse. Speedy Scot paid only $2.60, 2.40 and 2.20 while Fred Walker paid place money of $2.60 and 2.20 and Quentin Hanover paid $2.20. Speedy Scot's time was only two-fifth's of a second off the track record. He equalled the national season's record for a half mile track and flashed the last half in a stirring :59.3 before 7,500 fans. a third - inning double by Don Blasingame, and the powerful righthander struck out ^11 and walked only one. The Kansas City Athletics knocked second - place Chicago eight full games behind the Yankees by edging the White Sox, 4-3: the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-4; the Detroit Tigers routed the Boston Red Sox, 10-1; and the Minnesota Twins downed the Los Angeles Angels, 5-1. In the National League, the San Francisco Giants topped the Houston Colts, 3-1; the St. Louis Cardinals nipped the New York Mets, 4-3; Pittsburgh whitewashed Milwaukee, 3-0; the Cincinnati Reds won a 10-inning, 6-4, decision over Philadelphia in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader but the Phils took the nightcap, 7-1; and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, in a day contest. Williams, who retired the last 19 Washington batters in order, got the only run he needed for his fifth victory in eight decisions when Tony Kubek tripled in the eighth inning and came home on Bobby Richardson's sacrifice fly. Bennie Daniels was the victim. Chuck Cottier smashed two homers for the Washington Senators, including a decisive three - run blow in the sixth inning that sent Yankee starter Whitey Ford down to defeat. Pinch-hitter George Alusik singled home the winning run for Kansas City with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning after the White Sox had tied the score with three runs in the top of the ninth. Reliever John Wyatt got the victory. Jim Gentile drove in four runs with two homers to help Robin Roberts gain his fifth straight triumph for Baltimore. Roberts was touched for three home runs and finally gave way to Stu Miller in the eighth inning. George Smith, playing in only his second major league game, collected two doubles and a triple and Frank Lary coasted behind a nine-hitter for Detroit. Lee Stange, (4-3), treated to a three-run lead in the first inning, shut out Los Angeles on two hits for seven innings and after yielding a run in the eighth needed relief help from Bill Dailey in the ninth. The Twins' early rally was culminated on a two-run single by Bob Allison and another run- producing hit by Earl Battey. Dean Chance (10-12) took the loss. American Legion State Tournament BASEBALL Direct-ly from Canton GALESBURG — VS. — NORTHBROOK THURSDAY at 5:30 p.m. * WGIL RAD|O THE SOUND CITIZEN 1400 ON YOUR DIM 1

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