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Stan the Man Announces He Plans to Retir e After '63 ST. LOUIS. Mo. (UP!> — This is the final season for Stan (The Man i Musial. Musial, one of the greatest hit­ lers in baseball history, an* nounced Monday night he will re­ tire as an active player at the end of the current season. The 42-year-old Musial, who spent a quarter of a century in the Cardinal organization as a player, will continue to work for \On the Rebound* Andree Says He May Not Coach Legion Team Again By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor While Galesburg American Legion'baseball fans are taking solace in a familiar cry "wait until next year," there appears to be a strong possibility that manager Sam Andree will not be back to handle the team. The legion failed in its bid to repeat as state champion this weekend, but a study of Galesburg's roster would indicate that fans have a right to look forward to 1964. And Sam, who says "I won*t be back next year unless I get more help," has no complaints with his players. "Inexperience hurt us in the first game," Sam said, "but after that we played as well as anyone. I was well pleased with the boys." n Andree points out that the prospects should be good for next sea;,son with all but four of the 15- man squad returning, including three-fourths of the pitching staff. , Six of the players coming back ^have two more years left according to legion eligibility rules. Lists Reasons ' But there are several reasons a why Andree, who just completed his eighth season as legion manager, may not handle the team ~next year. " Sam cites the "lack of an as' sistant on the playing field, a general waning of interest among legionnaires, a curtailed budget and a decrease in attendance at home games" as his major beefs " this season. " "A plea for an assistant (which *• stated that experience was not necessary) was published in the "Register-Mail," Sam said, "and n is was disheartening that not one <of the more than 1,500 legion , s members responded." 2 (Paul Carr did help out lor, a ..-few weeks but was unable- to t -v continue because of his work.) "We didn't have enough cars „to transport the boys to Canton .'.Saturday," Sam stated, "It's a sad state of affairs when you home protection for your money— our Homeowners Polfcyl Contact me today! DEAN HILL 174. \. Academy Phone 343-1338 P 621033 STATE FARM Life Insurance Company Home Officei Bloomlngton, Illinois Sam Andree take a team to something as important as the state tournament without an assistant and then have to let one of the players drive his own car. More Help Needed "I was very happy with the as sistance given by Mr. and Mrs Robert Beall and Melvin Bocox in the handling of the paper work and finances. However, there must be more help in the actual supervision of the players both on and off the field. "It's not that I'm trying to make anyone mad, but this has been a wonderful program and I would hate to see it jeopardized by a lack of interest. "It's just too much work for one guy," Sam concluded, "There will have to be some changes before I'll come back next year." Galesburg posted a 27-12 record this season. In the eight years under Andree the legion has won 159 and lost 47. Carl S. Hearrington, commander of Ralph M. Noble Post, the Galesburg American Legion organization which sponsors the team, had no comment at the time on the remarks by Manager Andree. the Red Birds in an executive capacity. When the Cardinals retire the familiar No. 6 this fall it will complete the longest playing career of any major leaguer with one team. Owns Many Records The lithe, slightly stooped slugger, with the unique "corkscrew" batting stance, will bow out with complete or partial ownership of 58 major league, National League and All-Star records. The surprise announcement at a Cardinal picnic at the palatial home of club owner August A. Busch Jr. came only a week after Musial said he would not make a statement concerning his retirement until the end of the current season. "Baseball has been my life," Stan told the gathering of players, their wives and children, and a few newsmen. "I love baseball. I like nothing better to do than play baseball. "Mo"iin" beats playing in the big leagues and putting on that big league uniform. "I came in with a winner in my first full year with the Cardinals in 1942 and I'd like to go out the same way. I've dreamed for a long time of playing one more World Series. I think we still have a chance to do it." Loss To Game General manager Bing Devine called Musial's decision "a great loss to the playing end of the Rides Four Winners SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y. (UPI) — Bob Ussery, the leading jockey at the current meeting just as he was at Aqueduct, booted home four more winners at Saratoga Monday. Ussery scored with Restless Native ($3.60) in the second race, Pertinax ($25.40) in the fifth, Lous Hildy ($7.20) in the sixth and Guyna Ring ($11.40) in the ninth. BOWLING BLOUSES AND SHIRTS NAT NAST HILTON From the Finest Bowling Shirt Manufacturers • CROWN PRINCE # MUNSINGWEAR OLYMPIAN $A»5 Includes up to 20 letters on back and name free over pocket. MATCHING SHIRTS AND BLOUSES FOR MIXED LEAGUES. COMING SOON Our New A.M.F. Bowling Center h QaielticJub it -ATHlfmiSP0RJIN6 GOODS W y)*Moq -5N. PRAIR/6 ST. QAUSBURO, ILL. Art Al N -jIKfctl Vv ClTV PASKiiMi. i oi game but a gain to the executive side." "It's a sad thing for baseball, for St. Louis, for Stan's many friends, for Stan's wife and family — but a happy one for the Cardinals who need someone like Stan to step into our midst," Devine said. Indication that Musial's retirement was imminent came when his batting average continued to tumble this season. Musial went for a week at a time without being in the lineup, then when he was put in he would be lifted often for a pinch-runner or defensive replacement. Asked if anything particular made him decide to quit, Musial said: "I just think I've had enough, regardless of what kind of year I've had. I'll be 43 next winter, and by next baseball season I'll be heading for 44." Break Into Tears Musial's wife, Lil, who said she never wanted Stan to quit, and two of his daughters, Gerry, 18, and Janet, 13, broke into tears when the announcement was made. Mrs. Musial said she had not known about Stan's decision until "just a day or so ago." Musial, smoking a cigar, tried to relieve the tension. "If I had known this would cause such a commotion, I would have announced it in New York City and it would have been over in two minutes." he cracked. Major League STANDINGS W. L. New York .... 74 40 Chicago 66 50 Minnesota 65 51 Baltimore 65 54 Cleveland .... 57 61 Boston 55 60 Kansas City .. 52 62 Los Angeles .. 54 66 Detroit 51 63 Washington .. 42 74 Monday 's Result Boston 5, Minnesota 4 Only game scheduled Today's Games New York at Boston (N) Cleveland at Chicago (N) Baltimore at Minnesota (N) Detroit at Kansas City (N) Washington at Los Angeles (N) Wednesday's Games Washington at Los Angeles (N) Detroit at Kansas City (N) Baltimore at Minnesota (N) Cleveland at Chicago (N) New York at Boston 3UE W. L. Pet. G.B. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 69 46 .600 — .649 — San Francisco 66 51 .564 4 .569 9 St. Louis 64 53 .547 6 .560 10 Cincinnati — 64 56 .533 7V4 .546 HVfc Chicago 61 54 .530 8 .483 19 Pittsburgh ... 60 57 .513 10 .478 19V4 Philadelphia .. 61 58 .513 10 .456 22 Milwaukee ... 59 59 .500 11% .450 23 Houston 45 74 .385 26 .447 23 New York — 38 79 .325 32 .362 32 — NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Results Pittsburgh 4, Houston 2 Philadelphia 3, San Francisco 1 Today's Games Los Angeles at Milwaukee (N) San Francisco at Cincinnati (N) Houston at St. Louis (N) Pittsburgh at New York (N) Only games scheduled. Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at New York Chicago at Philadelphia (2 twi- night) San Francisco at Cincinnati (N) Los Angeles at Milwaukee (N) Houston at St. Louis (N) PIGGY-BACK — Double-deck skiing looks easy the way these experts do it at Cypress Get- dens, Fla. Spahn Will Test Ailing Arm Tonight MILWAUKEE (AP) - Warren Spahn's left arm is sound again and he will put it to the test tonight as he hurls for the Milwaukee Braves in the opener of a three-game series with the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The 42-year-old Spahn had been bothered by tendon trouble in the elbow. He threw hard in drills on Sunday and was given the okay to return to duty in a visit to Dr. Bruce Brewer Monday, an open date. The elbow trouble bothered Spahn for the first time late in the 1962 season. It popped up again as he shut out Houston July 7 and kept him out of action for 18 days. He pitched two games after returning to action but was sidelined again July 29. He'll be seeking his 14th victory as he tries for his 13th season of 20 or more victories. He has five losses so far in the season. Johnny Podres, 11-8, will open for the Dodgers. The Dodgers lead the eighth- place Braves by UVi games. But Milwaukee has not been a soft touch for the league leaders. They've divided a dozen games, with the Braves sweeping a doubleheader the last time they met. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Chris Short Proves Tough AgainstPennantHopefuU; Triumphs Over Giants By TIM MORIARTY UPI Sports Writer when he led the league in wild pitches. _ . _.. L j „ . . Yet in the last month, Short Chris Short stands 6-4 and twice has short . circuited the pen. weighs 205 pounds, but he has nant hopes of the two leading NL never ranked too tall among Na- contenders. tional League pitchers. The lanky southpaw from Mil- In fact, the only recognition— ford, Del., beat the Los Angeles if you can call it that — he has Dodgers in their own park July gained in five seasons with the 26 to launch Walt Alston's men Philadelphia Phillies came in 1961 on their current skid. And Mon- Cja1esbit?£ Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 1963 PAGE 12 Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 117 472 65 162 .343 Clemnte, Pitt 108 424 61 141 .333 Gonzalez, Phil 117 431 64 138 .320 T.Davis, LA 101 379 46 121 .319 Pinson, Cin 120 484 73 154 .318 Aaron, Mil 117 462 85 146 .316 Williams, Chi 115 445 68 136 .306 White, StL 117 476 81 145 .305 Cepela, SF 114 417 68 125 .300 Willis, LA 93 371 59 111 .299 AMERICAN LEAGUE Ystzmski, Bos 109 414 69 138 .333 Rollins, Minn 99 372 59 118 .317 Kaline, Det 111 432 73 136 .315 Pearson, LA 113 427 60 129 .302 Malzone, Bos 109 421 48 126 .299 Wagner, LA 114 422 57 126 .299 Geiger, Bos 84 278 55 83 .299 Hershbgr, Chi 95 332 48 95 .286 Causey, KC 105 424 57 121 .285 Smith, Balti 100 310 42 87 .281 Home Runs National League: McCovey, Giants 33; Aaron, Braves 31; Mays, Giants 28; Cepeda, Giants, Santo, Cubs, White, Cards, all 20. American League: Stuart, Red Sox 28; Killebrew, Twins 26; Allison, Twins 25; Howard, Yanks 23; Wagner, Angels 22. Runs Batted In National League: Aaron, Braves 97; White, Cards 82; Santo, Cubs 78; Pinson, Reds 76; Bbyer, Cards 75. American League: Stuart, Red Sox 78; Kaline, Tigers 77; Wagner, Angels 70; Allison, Twins and Howard, Yanks 66. Pitching National League: Perranoski, Dodgers 11-2; Maloney, Reds 17-4; Libel Case Nears Climax ATLANTA (AP)—A climax appeared near today in Wally Butts' court fight for a $10-million libel judgment from Curtis Publishing Co. after the former Georgia coach burst into tears on the witness stand. Butts broke down Monday after again denying Saturday Evening Post charges that he helped rig the outcome of the 1962 Georgia- Alabama football game. His attorney, William H. Schroder Jr., indicated that the initial case for Butts might be concluded shortly. This is the seventh day of the trial. On the stand when court adjourned Monday was John Carmichael, Atlanta businessman and former associate of the publishing firm 's star witness, George P. Burnett. Carmichael testified he was standing outside an office door at the time Burnett said he was listening in on a telephone conversation between Butts and Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant of Alabama. The Post said Butts fed data on Georgia's team to Bryant. Carmichael, dapper and dark- haired, was asked what Burnett told him. "Well, he said Coach Wally Butts had called Coach Bear Bryant and he had got hooked up in the conversation... and Coach Butts said some football player... was a great player... and Georgia had added two coaches... and Bryant was to call back..." Carmichael said Burnett asked for advice about betting on the game, then nine days in the future. But Carmichael said he told Burnett to forget the whole thing. Carmichael was called after Butts had testified the Post charges were not true. As his attorney read a Post editorial note charging him and Bryant with rigging the game, Butts sat impassively. Asked if the charge was true, Butts said: "No. And I would like to explain that. 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Holding his right hand over his eyes, the stocky Butts half-stumbled from the witness stand. His wife and three daughters, sitting near the counsel table, also began weeping as did several spectators in the crowded courtroom. Judge Lewis R. Moran called a recess for about 10 minutes. When Butts returned to the stand, he was questioned by a Curtis attorney about a financial statement showing his worth at more than $200,000 in July, 1961. "I've never been worth $100,000" said Butts who said he is now insolvent. Butts said he had lost on several business ventures, had to sell his home in Athens and owed money to several banks. "You don't deny that this statement shows you have a net worth of $205,988?" he was asked. "No," Butts said. "But my financial condition has changed." The statement was prepared, he said, to accompany applications for small loan licenses. He has testified he held interest in six small loan firms. READ THE WANT ADS! 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The second-place San Francisco Giants follow the Colts into St. Louis, but Cardinal Manager Johnny Keane isn't thinking about the Giants yet. "We can't afford to take anyone lightly," the Cardinal manager said. "Not the way we've been playing. We need to score a few runs to get started." . Ernie Broglio (12r8) will open the Colt series against Bob Bruce (5-8) or Ken Johnson (6-15). Broglio will be trying for his third victory over Houston after being bombed by the last place New York Mets in his last start at New York. St. Louis has won 34 games out of the 56 in St. Louis and could get back on the winning side of the ledger. They are six games back of first place Los Angeles and 2Vi games behind the Giants. The Colts have won only 13 games on the road this year. "We're home, maybe that will help. We'll get going again," Keane said. Oldest Member Of PGA Dies MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-The body of William H. (Bert) Way, oldest member of the Professional Golfers' Association, will be sent to Cleveland today for private funeral services. Way, a leading golf figure for many years, died Sunday night in a hospital. He would have been 90 years old Aug. 28. READ THE WANT ADS! day night he turned back the San Francisco Giants, £l, with the help of a two-run, eighth-inning homer by Johnny Callison. Short called Monday night's performance his "biggest thrill in baseball" and "the best game I ever pitched." Nobody was ready to argue with him on either count, least of all the Giants, who missed a great opportunity to pick up ground on the idle Dodgers. First Over Giants It was the first time in his career that Short beat the Giants. He dueled Jim Duffalo through seven scoreless innings until Jim Ra> Hart, playing in his first full big league game, doubled home Harvey Kuenn for a San Francisco run in the top of the eighth. The Phillies, though, bounced back with three runs in their half of the inning. Tony Taylor opened the frame with a single and Callison followed with a homer into the light tower above the right field wall. Roy Sievers singled home the Phils' final run off reliever Bob Bolin. Duffalo wound up with his first defeat in five decisions this year and the Giants dropped four games back of the pace-setting Dodgers. For Short, who scattered eight hits and fanned eight, it was only his fourth victory against nine setbacks. The Pittsburgh Pirates turned back the Houston Colts, 4-2, in the only other NL game. In the only American League action, the Boston Red Sox snapped a nine- game losing streak by edging the Minnesota Twins, 5-4. The Pirates staked Bob Friend to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with the help of a two-run single by Jerry Lynch with the bases loaded. Roy Face, appearing in his fifth straight game, saved Friend's 14th victory by turning back a strong Houston threat in the ninth inning. Lou Clinton, benched since Aug. 4, belted a pair of two-run homers for the Red Sox to prevent Minnesota from moving into a second-place tie with the Chicago White Sox. The Red, Sox, who committed four errors; wiped out a 4-2 deficit in the sixth on a solo homer by Felix Mantilla and Clinton's second blast of the game with Carl Yastrzemski aboard. "TRY KING EDWARD 9 ' America's Largest Selling Cigar Distributed by BROWN SPECIALTY CO. baseball White Sox vs. Indians ^WGZL RADIO mmXmm THE SOUND CITIZ EN 1400 ON YOUft DIM

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