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Ken Hubbs of Cubs Causes L.A. Strategy to Backfire Eleventh-Inning Hit Nips Dodgers 2-1; Cards Win Roger Maris Swings Wand And Magic Number Is 11 By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer One wave of Roger Maris' wand did the trick and now the magic number is 11. Maris pulled the game out of the hat in the last of the ninth Inning with a two-run homer, lifting the New York Yankees to a 6-4 victory Wednesday over Washington. A few hours later, Minnesota nosed into second place in the American League by beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 after Kansas City had swept a pair from the Chicago White Sox, 4-2 and 7-3. The results reduced the Yanks' magic number to 11—any combination of New York victories and Minnesota losses totaling 11 will mean the Bombers' 28th pennant. The Yankees are 12% games ahead with 22 to go, the Twins have 23 to play. Chicago, now 13 out, has 22 games left. Don't look for any surprises. Also in the AL—Phil Regan won again, Al Kaline took over the league batting lead and Rocky Spahn Keeps Statisticians Busy in Rewriting Books Colavito batted in three runs as Detroit's streaking Tigers whipped Boston 6-1; and Baltimore overcame Cleveland 6-5 on the first grand slam homer of Luis Aparicio's eight-year major league career. Hard-throwing Jim Bouton, gunning for his 20th victory, was bombed for three homers—including a two-run blow by Senator pitcher Claude Osteon — and the Yanks trailed 4-3 going into the last of the ninth. But they have a way of turning these things around, and Maris applied the crusher this time with his 20th homer after a leadoff walk to Elston Howard. That made a winner out of Steve Hamilton, a loser out of Osteon.' Ed Brinkman and Don Lock had the other Washington homers. Angel rookie Fred Newman made it easy for the Twins, wild pitching in one run and balking across Minnesota's clincher. Lefty Dick Stigman beat Los Angeles for the fourth straight time, squaring his record at 14-14 with a seven-hitter. Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 139 560 76 184 .329 Pinson, Cin 143 576 83 185 .321 T.Davis, LA 125 477 59 153 .321 Aaron, Mil 138 541 103 173 .320 Clmente, Pitt 129 509 69 163 .320 Gonzalz, Phil 134 486 71 153 .315 Santo, Chi 139 547 73 171 .313 Cepeda, SF 134 490 82 152 .310 Mays, SF 136 512 96 154 .301 Wills, LA 113 452 70 136 .301 AMERICAN Player & Club G. Kaline, Det 132 Yastzski, Bos 131 Pearson, LA 134 Rollins, Minn 122 Wagner, LA 135 Malzone, Bos 134 Ward, Chi 140 Fregosi, LA 134 Causey, KC 126 Alvis,' Clev 139 Battey, Minn 130 LEAGUE AB R. II. Pet. 85 164 .318 81 159 .317 76 155 .311 73 146 .310 70 149 .297 61 154 .296 73 161 .292 73 146 .284 66 142 .283 73 147 .282 57 127 .282 516 501 498 471 501 521 552 514 502 522 451 Home Runs National League — Aaron, Braves 36; McCovey, Giants 35; Mays, Giants 32; Santo Cubs 26; Cepeda, Giants 26. American League—Stuart, Red Sox 36; Killebrew, Twins 35; Allison, Twins 31; Hall, Twins 28; Howard, Yanks 26. WANTED ONE WOMAN'S TEAM TO BOWL FRIDAYS—6:30 At EAST MAIN BOWL Handicap — No average limit Ph. 342-4459 Runs Batted In National League — Aaron, Braves 113; Boyer, Cards 100; White, Cards 97; Santo, Cubs 94; Mays, Giants 88. American League—Stuart, Red Sox 100; Kaline, Tigers 95; Wagner, Angels 84; Colavito, Tigers 80; Allison, Twins 78. Pitching National League — Perranoski, Dodgers 14-2; McBean, Pirates 13-3; Koufax, Dodgers 21-5; Spahn, Braves 19-5; Maloney, Reds 20-6. American League — Bouton, Yanks 19-6; Ford, Yanks 20-7; Radatz, Red Sox 14-5; Downing, Yanks 11-4; Peters, White Sox 16-6. Player Paces Field of 160 SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-South Africa's Gary Player led 149 professionals and 11 amateurs into the first round of the $40,000 Utah Open Invitational Golf Tournament today. Player is the only one of golf- dom's Big Three in the tourney on the par-70, 6,984-yard course at the Salt Lake Country Club. The others, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Plamer, are playing with Julius Boros and Bob Charles in the World Series of Golf Saturday and Sunday at Akron, Ohio. The Utah Open field will be cut to the low 70s after the second round Friday. By MIKE RATHET Asaocinlcd Press Sports Writer In the big book of baseball strategy you walk a guy like Billy Wilioms to get at Ken Hubbs. So the Dodgers did. Their National League lead is now down to five games over second-place St. Louis. Hubbs, who led the league in strikeouts with 129 last year and was equally proficient at hitting into doubleplays, crossed up the book Wednesday night by lining a two-out single in the 11th inning that gave the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 decision over first-place Los Angeles. The Dodgers' board of strategy held its meeting after Andre Rodgers led off the 11th with a single and moved around to second on a sacrifice. With two out, it was decided to give Williams —who outhits Hubbs by about 50 points—an intentional walk. That decision lopped a full game off the Dodgers' lead over the surging Cardinals, who extended their longest winning streak of the season to seven games as Ken Boycr's 100th run batted in provided the decisive score in a 6-5 victory over the New York Mots. Milwaukee's Warren Spahn grabbed part of the spotlight with a sparkling four-hit, 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh that gave him 19 victories for the season, the 60th shutout of his career and seventh .place on the all-time list of winners with 346 triumphs. In other games, Willie McCovey hit his 35th homer and Orlando Cepeda collected No. 26 as San Francisco walloped Houston 8-3 and pitcher Dennis Bennett provided the go-ahead run in Philadelphia's 3-2 decision over Cincinnati. The Cubs opened the scoring against the Dodgers in the sixth on singles by Rodgers and Ellis Burton and a sacrifice fly by Ron Santo. The Dodgers tied it in their half on doubles by Jim Gilliam and Tommy Davis. It stayed that way until the 11th when Hubbs stroked his decisive hit and wound up the night with a sparkling defensive play. The slick-fielding second baseman who set a major league record for most consecutive errorless games last year with 78, bailed reliever Lindy McDaniel, 11-6, out of a hole in the bottom of the llth when he fielded Willie Davis' grounder with one out and nailed Marv Breeding trying to score from third base. McDaniel then got Lee Walls on a fly to end it. Stan Musial drove in three runs with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly as the Cardinals built a 5-1 lead. The Mets rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh With Ed Kranepool's fourth hit producing the tie. Then, in the bottom half, NL batting leader Dick Groat doubled and Boyer followed with the decisive hit. Sam Jones, 2-0, got the victory, Larry Bearnarth, 3-7, the loss. A - 11 Award Jackets FOR All Schools $ 18.95 Junior High H2.95 Orion Body and Orion Sleeve Completely Washable Bowling Shirts & Blouses Complete With Uttering _ SPECIAL AMF BOWLING BALLS. $ 4.95 $ 19.95 MILWAUKEE (AP) - Warren Spahn, an old warhorse kicking up his heels like a frisky colt, considers himself lucky as he keeps statisticians working overtime in revising the baseball record books The 42-ycar-old Milwaukee southpaw who has shaken off elbow trouble twice in the last two months forced another wholesale rewrite of pitching records Wednesday night as he blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on a four-hitter. "It's better to be lucky than good," Spahnie said with a broad grin after assuming sole ownership of seventh place among all- time winners with his 346th National League victory and No. 19 of the season. Spahn explained that many things have been going his way despite the elbow trouble this year. As an example, he pointed to the eighth inning when the ! Pirates loaded the bases with just one out. "I threw (Bob) Bailey a screw­ ball and he hit the ball right back to me for an easy double play," Spahn said. "Things don't normally happen like that. Yes, it's nice to be lucky." The top left-hander in history passed Tim Keefe on the all-time victory list and set his sights on the next target, Kid Nichols' mark of 360 triumphs. The shutout was his fifth of the year and 60th since he won his first game for the Braves in 1946 when the club was in Boston. He needs four more to move into a fifth-place tie with Eddie Plank, whose 64 whitewashing included five in the old Federal League. Spahn struck out four, boosting his fifth-place total to 2,395. The victory also left Spahn just one shy of equaling Christy Mathewson's National League record of 13 20-triumph seasons. Cy Young holds the major league mark of 16. Spahn, who has lost five games, is ahead of his 1953 pace when he had a 23-7 mark. Froehling in Upset Win; No Aussies Left in Meet FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (UPD- What, no Australians? The incredible has happened in the men's singles division of the U.S. tennis championships where four Yanks, two Brazilians, one Mexican and one Briton make up the last eight survivors with nary an Aussie in sight in the quarterfinals for the first time in 13 years. Lanky Frank Froehling III of Coral Gables, Fla., took out the big one Wednesday with a four- set victory over second-seeded Roy Emerson while Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif., accounted for another one in a four- set triumph over young John Newcombe. The other Aussies departed much earlier. "I don't see how they can leave me off the Davis Cup team now," said the 21-year-old Froehling, the nation's second ranking player who has been having such a miserable campaign he was unseeded here and ignored by Davis Cup selectors. Frank was due for his next shot today against sixth-seeded Bobby Wilson of England, one of those surprising British Davis Cuppers the U.S. will have to face at Bournemouth, Eng., later this month. Ralston was paired against Ron Barnes of Brazil in the other men's feature while top-seeded Chuck McKinley of San Antonio,. Tex., Marty Riessen of Evanston, 111., Rafael Osuna of Mexico and Thomas Koch of Brazil had the day off. Froehling came in a winner over Emerson, 6-4, 4-6, 9-7, 6-2, and Ralston bounced Newcombe, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. In women's singles, colorful Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach, Calif., lost in a major upset Wednesday. Miss Catt bounced Billie Jean, third-seeded and Wimbledon runnerup this year, 2-6, 8-6, 7-5, after trailing 3-5 in each of the last two sets. By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. O.B. New York .... 91 49 .650 — Minnesota .... 78 61 .561 12^ Chicago 78 62 .557 13 Baltimore .... 75 66 .532 16% Detroit 68 70 .493 22 Boston 67 73 .479 24 Cleveland .... 68 75 .476 24% Kansas City .. 63 76 .453 27% Los Angeles .. 62 79 .440 29% Washington 50 89 .360 40% Wednesday's Results New York 5, Washington 4 Baltimore 6, Cleveland 5 Detroit 6, Boston 1 Kansas City 4-7, Chicago 2-3 Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 2 Today's Games Los Angeles at Minnesota (N) Detroit at Boston Washington at New York Kansas City at Chicago Only games scheduled Friday's Games Kansas City at Los Angeles (N) Minnesota at Chicago (N) Cleveland at Washington (N) TJoston at Baltimore (2 twi- night) Detroit at New York (N) NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles 84 55 .604 — St. Louis 79 60 .568 5 San Francisco 76 64 .543 8% Philadelphia . 75 65 .536 9% Milwaukee ... 74 65 .532 10 Chicago 73 66 .525 11 Cincinnati .... 75 68 .524 11 Pittsburgh ... 68 70 .493 15% Houston 50 90 .357 34% New York .... 44 95 .317 40 Wednesday's Results San Francisco .8, Houston 3 St. Louis 6, New York 5 Milwaukee 1, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 2 Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 (11 innings) Today's Games Houston at San Francisco Chicago at Los Angeles (N) New York at St. Louis (N) Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (N) Only games scheduled Friday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2 twi- night) New York at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at Houston (N) Los Angeles at San Francisco (N) \On the Rebound Peoria Golf Champ Is Son of Ex-Galesburgers By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor Tim Sweborg, 19-year-old who won the Peoria Men 's city golf title Saturday, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sweborg, former residents of Galesburg. The Sweborgs now live in Dunlap, but Tim is a sophomore at Bradley University this fall. Tim's mother, the former Bonnie Poplett, Is a sister of Bill Poplett of Gales- Hawks Slate 13 Games ST. LOUIS (AP)-The St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association are scheduled to play 13 preseason exhibition games starting Sept. 25, the club said Wednesday. The Hawks will open their exhibition slate with the Detroit Pistons, Sept. 25, at Edwardsville, 111. They will close their pre-season warmups on Oct. 12 at St. Louis Kiel Auditorium against the champion, Boston Celtics. They will play Boston and Cincinnati six times each. ' The exhibition schedule follows: Sept. 25, Detroit at Edwardsville, 111. Sept. 27, Cincinnati at Galesburg, 111. Sept. 29, Cincinnati, at Rockford, 111. Sept. 30, Cincinnati at Memphis, Tenn. Oct. 1, Cincinnati at Nashville, Tenn. Oct. 2, Cincinnati at Quincy, 111. Oct. 3, Cincinnati at Fort Dodge, Iowa Oct. 5 Boston at Ottumwa, Iowa Oct. 7 Boston at Springfield, Mo. Oct. 8 Boston at Jefferson City, Mo. Oct. 9 Boston at Evansville, Ind. Oct. 10 Boston at Murray, Ky. Oct. 12 Boston at St. Louis Is Sponsor Galesburg Tire and Vulcanizing Co. is a new sponsor for Civic Nu-Commers Club, rather than Goodyear Tire and Vulcanizing Co. as stated in a previous article. CI»!> Retains Coach SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UPD- Pat Egan, who has guided the Springfield Indians to three American Hockey League championships in his four years as coach, signed his contract for the coming season Wednesday. Cubs in Position to Upset National League Flag Race Minor Leagues By The Associated Press INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Indianapolis 11, Syracuse 2 (Indianapolis leads 1-0 best-of-7) Toronto at Atlanta, ppd. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Spokane 3, Tacoma 2 Seattle 8, Portland 4 Okla. City 8, Salt Lake 1 San Diego 1, Hawaii 0 Only games scheduled value at low cost-* our Family Life Insurance Plan. Contact me today! DEAN MILL *£U Y 174 N. Academy m ^ phone 343^338 P 6Z1033 CHICAGO (AP)—The Chicago Cubs find themselves in a position to upset the National League pennant race. The Cubs dropped the San Francisco Giants to a distant third place by sweeping a Labor Day doubleheader. Wednesday night Cal Koonce and Lindy McDaniel tamed the league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 and narrowed their margin over second-place St. Louis to 5 games. Bob Buhl (9-12) will face left­ hander Pete Richert (2-1) tonight in the second game of the series at Chavez Ravine. The Cubs, in good position to finish strongly, took the game in the top of the llth when Ken Hubbs crossed up Dodger strategy by drilling a two-out single off relief pitcher Ken Rowe. Rowe had intentionally walked Billy Williams after Andre Rodgers singled. Hubbs then cracked a line single to left to score the winning run. McDaniel (11-6) received credit for the victory. Koonce allowed only four hits in nine innings. The Cubs took the lead in the sixth on singles by Rodgers and Ellis Burton and a sacrifice fly by Ron Santo. The Dodgers tied the score in the bottom of the sixth on doubles by Jim Gilliam and Tommie Davis. In Comiskey Park, the Kansas City Athletics dropped the Chica- STATE FARM Uf« Insurance Company MILD TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITrS PHONE 342-081* go White Sox into third place 13 games behind the pace - setting New York Yankees with a doubleheader sweep. Orlando Pena (10-19) and Diego Segui (8-5) pitched the double victory, 4-2 and 7-3. Pena averted his 20th loss by scoring one run and driving in another in the 4-2 first game victory. Pena scattered seven hits and needed relief help from John Wyatt in the ninth. Ray Herbert (11-10) went all the way in a losing cause. Pete Ward drilled his 19th home run for the Sox. Ward added home run No. 20 in the second contest, but Segui and two relief pitchers held the White Sox at bay. Starter. Joel Horlen (7-6) was the loser. J. C. Martin also hit a home run for the Sox. roc////v&/> rMF£F_ X • BIRD AND GAME CALLS • SHELL BELTS * HUNTING CLOTHING * SHELLS GUNS NEW AND USED • SHOTGUNS • RIFLES We Trade LEO STEIN LUGGAGE SPORTING GOODS 343 East Main St. JEWELRY A. J. Foyt Wins At Indiana Fail* INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A. J. Foyt of Houston, Tex., in line to become the first winner of both U.S. Auto Club championship and stock car divisions, won the 100- mile stock event at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday night. Foyt averaged 74.69 miles per hour in a Ford, topping the mark of 72.768 set by Paul Goldsmith of St. Clair Shores, Mich., in the first running of the event last year. Gary Bettenhausen of Tinley Park, 111., son of the late great Tony Bettenhausen, finished second in a Dodge. Johnny Rostek finished third in a Ford. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! burg. His grandmother, Mrs. Arnold Sweborg, lives in Knoxville. The teen-age golfer, who had failed in three attempts to win the junior golf crown, defeated Jack Powers 2-up in the men's tournament finals Saturday at North Moor. One veteran observer, Fred Sprenger, who has seen all 37 of the Peoria city tournaments said "He (Sweborg) hits the ball as far as any city champion I've ever seen." Sprenger also predicted a great future for young Sweborg when "he gets more experience." -J- Corpus Christi needs one official for the Nov. 1 home football game against Alexis, it was reported Wednesday by coach Jim Phalen. Mike Rodich was forced to cancel out when Uncle Sam beckon* ed, thus creating a difficult situation. -J- Heat exhaustion and resulting brain damage caused the death of John Anders of Moline, who was stricken after his participation in the University of New Mexico's first football practice session Sunday morning. It was first believed that, Anders had suffered a heart attack but examination revealed no heart damage but did pinpoint the cause as heat exhaustion. However, the temperature ranged from 69 to 71 for Sunday morning's session which lasted just 90 minutes. School officials claim that tha former Moline High School athlete checked in in apparently good physical condition, weighing 219 pounds. Last year he weighed 236 when he reported to practice, a spokesman said. JUST RECEIVED 200 PAPALAS the new imported Finnish fishing lure. First come — first served 'S BAIT and SPORT SHOP 700 S. SEMINARY Hear Dale Adkins with late sporti newt each afternoon at 5:30. RADIO 1400 ON YOUR DIAL , -A THl FT/C& SP0RW6 GOODS , •tyArto <l5 N. PRMRie SI 6ALZSBUR6,IU. * \uO /fcfcl Ofr'V I ENTRAfiCfc OFF /V\A,N blkttl % Jl CITV PARKING LOT

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