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Weary Willie Mays Could Spell Trouble for L.A. Star Outfielder Scheduled To Return to Giant Lineup By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer Weary Willie Mays will be back tonight. And that just might spell trouble for the Los Angeles Dodgers, tenaciously holding their grip on the National League lead despite a serious surge by streaking St. Louis. The Dodgers, who have been running out front for two months and three days, maintained their five-game edge over the Cardinals Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 140 564 78 185 .328 Pinson, Cin 143 576 83 185 .321 Aaron, Mil 139 545 105 175 .321 T.Davis, LA 126 481 59 154 .320 Clmente, Pitt 130 511 69 163 .319 Gnzalez, Phil 134 486 71 153 .315 Santo, Chi 140 551 73 172 .312 Cepeda, SF 135 494 82 152 .308 Flood, StL 136 577 100 176 .305 Mays, SF 136 512 96 154 .301 White,-StL 140 572 94 172 .301 Wills, LA 113 452 70 136 .301 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. -Ystzmski, Bos 132 503 82 160 .318 -Kaline, Det 133 519 86 164 .316 Pearson, LA 135 501 78 156 .311 Rollins, Min 123 476 73 156 .307 Wagner, LA 136 506 71 151 .298 Malzne, Bos 135 525 61 156 .297 Ward, Chi 141 556 73 161 .290 Fregosi, LA 135 518 73 148 .286 Battey, Min 131 455 58 129 .284 Causey, KC 126 502 66 142 .283 Home Runs National League — Aaron, Braves 36; McCovey, Giants 36; Mays, Giants 32; Santo, Cubs 26; Cepeda, Giants 26. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 36; Killebrew, Twins 36; Allison, Twins 31; Hall, Twins 29; Howard, Yanks 26. Runs Batted In National League — Aaron, Braves 113; Boyer, Cards 101; White, Cards 98; Santo, Cubs 94; Mays, Giants 88. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 100; Kaline, Tigers 95; Wagner, Angels 86; Colavito, Tigers 82; Allison, Twins 78; Ward, White Sox 78. Pitching National League — Perranoski, Dodgers 14-2; M c B e a n , 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; Peters, White Sox 17-6; Radatz, Red Sox 14-5; Downing, New York 11-4. United States Team Holds Slim Lead in Americas' Cup DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)-Sev en surprised Americans held a papfer-thin lead going into today's ! final round of the Americas' Cup ii Golf matches with a group of ' crafty Canadians threatening to capture the trophy for the first time ever. "We sure didn't help ourselves any this afternoon," said U.S. captain Billy Joe Patton after the heavily favored U.S. team had managed only a Vh. -point lead in Thursday's opening round. The Canadians, meanwhile, were elated with their performance and primed to end U.S. domination of the biennial event between teams from the United States, Canada and Mexico. "We're still in there," beamed brawny Doug Silverberg, who ".swept past his American and Mexican opponents in singles play and who kept the Canadians within striking distance. . The 30-year-old Calgary insurance executive scored two points in the singles after teaming with points in the three-ball tests Silverberg's surge and unexpected singles sweeps by Bert Ticehurst and Bill Pidlaski took up the slack caused by the collapse of Gary Cowan, considered Canada's finest. Veteran Charlie Coe of Oklahoma City, Dick Sikes of Fayetteville, Ark., and Labron Harris Jr. of Emd, Oklahoma, kept the United States in front. The Yanks, who have never lost in six previous challenges, had Wk points to 11 for Canada and 3 Vis for Mexico at the halfway mark. Harris, defending national amateur champion, whipped Luis Brauer of Mexico and tied Nick Weslock of Canada for lVz points, the same total he and Billy Joe Patton of Morganton, N.C., scored in three-ball play. Sikes whipped Keith Alexan der of Canada 5 and 4 and Mauri cio Urdanetta of Mexico 5 and with three straight birdies on his final holes to add two more points as Pete Richert and Larry Sherry collaborated on a five-hit, 4-0 shutout of the Chicago Cubs Thursday night. The Cardinals, meanwhile kept the pressure on, extending their longest winning streak of the season to eight games with a 9-0 walloping of the New York Mets behind the six-hit pitching of Curt Simmons and the 5-for-5 batting performance of Curt Flood. Both the Dodgers and Cardinals have 22 games remaining, includ ing a vital three-game series at St. Louis later this month. But for the moment, the Cardinals are hoping Mays is fit and ready to go against the Dodgers tonight. The San Francisco Giants $100, 000-a-year center fielder collapsed from exhaustion on Labor Day in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cubs. He's been resting since then for tonight's start of a three-game series with Los An geles at San Francisco. The Cardinals are scheduled to play a twi-night doubleheader with Pittsburgh's Pirates, losers of five in a row. While the Dodgers and Cardinals were winning Thursday, Houston defeated the third-place Giants 5-2 in 10 innings with Bob Aspromonte's three-run homer the big blow. Milwaukee rookie Bob Sadowski shut out the Pirates 8-0 on eight hits in the only other game scheduled.' Richert, 23, a left-hander, went 7 1-3 innings before he ran into a jam. Sherry took over, held the Cubs hitless the rest of the way and protected Richert's third victory against one loss. Richert actually drove in the only run the Dodgers needed with a single in the second off Bob Buhl, 9-13. Jim Gilliam hit an inside the park homer for the Dodgers. Flood collected a triple and four singles in support of Simmons, who brought his record to 13-7 by blanking the Mets. Rookie Grover Powell was the loser. Keith Alexander to pick up two to the United States' total. BIG 10 LIQUOR BUYS!! 10 YEAR OLD Creme of Bourbon 5 u, $ 2.99 Barclay's Bourbon 5th $ 2.98 YOUR CHOICE 1 Corby's Paul Jones Imperial Fifth Only Imported 4A SCOTCH 5th d«*t7 Fleisehmann's t|% AA GIN 5lh Z.70 Imported RUM white or gold 5th '2.98 Pabst Blue Ribbon] 2 , S P Blatr Drewry's Meister Brau V Clns Minor Leagues By The Associated Press INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (Playoffs) Atlanta 9, Toronto 1 (Atlanta leads 1-0 best-of-7) Indianapolis 2, Syracuse 1 (Indianapolis leads 2-0 best-of-7) PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Salt Lake at Okla. City, ppd. Denver 2, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 Spokane 3, Tacoma 2 Portland 5, Seattle 2 San Diego 3, Hawaii 0 Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press BATTING — Curt Flood, Cardinals, collected five straight hits— a triple and four singles—in 9-0 rout of New York Mets that gave second-place St. Louis eighth victory and kept Cards five games back of National League-leading Los Angeles. PITCHING - Cob Sadowski, Braves, posted first major league shutout with eight-hit, 12-strikeout performance in 8-0 victory over Pittsburgh. By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. Li Pet. G .B. New York ... . 92 49 .652 _ Chicago . 79 62 .560 13 Minnesota ... . 78 62 .557 13V4 Baltimore ... . 75 66 .532 17 Detroit 69 70 .496 22 Cleveland .._ . 68 75 .476 25 Boston . 67 74 .475 25 Kansas City . . 63 77 .450 28V4 Los Angeles . . 63 79 .444 29 V2 Washington . . 50 90 ,357 41% Thursday's Results New York 3, Washington 2 (12 innings) Detroit 5, Boston 2 Chicago 4, Kansas City 1 Los Angeles 8, Minnesota 5 Only games scheduled Today's Games Kansas City at Los Angeles (N) Minnesota at Chicago (N) Cleveland at Washington (N) Detroit at New York (N) Boston at Baltimore (2 twi- night) Saturday's Games Kansas City at Los Angeles (N) Minnesota at Chicago Cleveland at Washington (N) Boston at Baltimore (N) Detroit at New York ^(jalesburg Register-Mall GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 1963 PAGE 16 Gary Peters Sure to Be Top Rookie By FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer It'll be Gary Peters by acclamation when it's time to pick the 1963 rookie of the year in the American League. A 6-foot, 2-inch, 200-pound lefthander who failed in three previous brief major league trials, the Chicago White Sox ace seems likely PAINFUL RETURN—Chuck McKinley grimaces in picture above as he returns shot in National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills. McKinley has been, hampered by a back injury but has managed to stay alive in tournament play. UNIFAX Chuck McKinley Must Bear Down FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (UPI) — The moment of truth is approaching for chunky Chuck McKinley and his aching back. Sooner or later, the ailing Wimbledon champ from San Antonio, Tex., will have to forget about his torn muscle and turn on all the power - like maybe today when he faces 18-year-old Thomas Koch of Brazil in a bid for a semifinal slot in the U.S. tennis championships. Brazil was famous hereabouts chiefly for coffee and gal tennis ace Maria Bueno, but that thinking changed Thursday when Brazil's Ron Barnes flattened third- seeded golden boy Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif., in straight sets and gained one semifinal along with lanky Frank Froehling of Coral Gables, Fla. There are some who think Koch, a movie actor type, is even better than Barnes. Koch is a stylish left-hander who required only four sets earlier in the tournament to knock out seventh-seeded American Davis Cupper Gene I Scott of St. James, N.Y. "I'm e r r a t i c," says Koch "Some days good, some days bad. McKinley has been limping along at about half his normal stroke speed since injuring his back in the first round but he says he'll be ready when the time comes. Unless he's ready for Koch, U.S. chances of winning its home championship for the first time since 1955 will be slim. Unseeded Marty Riessen of Evanston, 111., was matched against fourth-seeded Rafael Osuna of Mexico in today's other quarter-final with Osuna strongly favored. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B Los Angeles .. 85 55 .607 — St. Louis 80 60 .571 5 San Francisco 76 65 .539 9V6 Philadelphia . 75 65 .536 10 Milwaukee ... 75 65 .536 10 Cincinnati .... 75 68 .524 11*6 Chicago 73 67 .521 12 Pittsburgh ... 68 71 .489 16% Houston 51 90 .362 34% New York .... 44 96 .314 41 Thursday's Results Houston 5, San Francisco 2 Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 9, New York 0 Los Angeles 4, Chicago 0 Only games scheduled Today's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Houston (N) Los Angeles at San Francisco (N) New York at Cincinnati (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2 twi- night) Saturday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh New York at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at Houston (N) Los Angeles at San Francisco READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Mickey Wright Picked to Win At Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. (UPD-Mick- ey Wright, leading money winner among the lady professionals, will be odds-on favorite to grab a third straight win in the fourth Spokane Women's Open golf tournament, but local fans are pulling for a chunky 16-year-old dubbed "Teddy Bear" to walk away with all the marbles. The youngster is Peggy Conley, who is fresh from runner-up finishes in the National Junior and National Women's Amateur golf tournaments. Both golfers were among those who teed off today as the first round of the $10,000 Spokane Open got under way. Thirty-six professionals and a host of amateurs, including 60 men, were among the largest field in the history of the event. Pro Cage Play to be Televised NEW YORK (UPI) - The National Basketball Association has announced a 11-game television schedule for consecutive Thursday nights starting Jan. 2 to approximately 60 cities on a special network. J. Walter Kennedy, the newly installed president of the NBA, said all nine league cities will carry the games, with blackouts prevailing at the site of each game. Sports Network, Inc., will handle production facilities for the games, which also will be beamed into many non-league cities. Ben Kerner, owner of the St. Louis Hawks, is chairman of the league television committee that is lining up additional cities for the network. The NBA's television schedule for 1963-64: Jan. 2 — New York at Baltimore. Jan. 9 — Los Angeles at Cincinnati. Jan. 23 — St. Louis vs. Boston at Providence, R.I. Jan. 30 — Los Angeles at Baltimore. Feb. 6 — New York at Philadelphia. Feb. 13 — Boston at San Francisco. Feb. 20 — Los Angeles at Detroit. Feb. 27 — San Francisco at St. Louis. March 5 — Boston at Cincinnati. March 12 — Philadelphia at Cincinnati. Fight Results By The Associated Press TOKYO — Curly Aguirre, 118, Philippines, knocked out Katsutoshi Aoki, 118, Japan, 9. MONTREAL — Wilf Greaves, 164, Windsor, Ont., stopped Ron Jones, 156, Montreal, 10. LOS ANGELES - Ray Asis, 119%, Philippines, outpointed Zorrito Valdez, 121, Mexico, 10. to accomplish two feats that haven't been achieved in more than a decade. Following his 4-1 victory Thursday over the Kansas City Athletics, Peters needs only three wins to become the first rookie left-hander to win 20 games since Alex Kellner in 1949. And if he maintains his current earned run average leadership (his E.R.A. is now 1.84), the 26-year old fast- baller will be the first rookie to take that title since Saul Rogovin in 1951. Peters' seven strikeouts also boosted his league-leading figure to 175 and placed him in a position to be the first rookie strikeout king in the AL since Herb Score in 1955. All of which will be of some compensation for the White Sox' dreary season now drawing to a close with Al Lopez' crew 13 games behind the runaway New York Yankees. The Yankees maintained their huge lead Thursday when they beat the Washington Senators, 3-2, in 12 innings. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, and the Los Angeles Angels scored an 8 - 5 victory over the Minnesota Twins in other AL games. Chuck Hinton Hit by Terry NEW YORK (UPI) — Chuck Hinton, the Washington Senator's leading hitter, remained hospitalized in "satisfactory" condition today after being beaned Thursday by New York Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry. The 24-year-old outfielder was hit behind the left ear by a pitch in the third inning of the game and was carried from the field on a stretcher and taken to Lenox Hill Hospital. Doctors said he suffered a concussion but not broken bones and would be held for observation for 24 to 48 hours. Rain TOMORROW Time to Insnlatt WHITE'S PHONE 342-0185 Pain in Shoulder Bothers Palmer During Test Round 10 LIQUOR STORE 10 WEST MAIN STREET PHONE D» 2-2015 By LEO II. PETERSEN UPI Sports Editor AKRON, Ohio (UPI) -A worried and ailing Arnold Palmer, one of golf's all-time greats, pinned his hopes for the future today on "modern medicine." He admitted that he could be sighting the end of a glory road which in eight years has made him a millionaire several times over. It's all because of bursitis in his right shoulder which developed 10 days ago. It wasn't until Thursday, after a practice round for golf's biggest purse of the year — this weekend's $50,000 first-place money in TV's "World Series of Golf" —that Palmer broke down and confessed "I'm really worried." "I just can't hit the ball," he I said. "It doesn't hurt until 1! swing. Then the pain becomes unbearable." And staring at the floor of the press teat at Firestone Country j Club, he added: "They say modern medicine can do nuracles. They can prove it to me now." Shoot Practice Round He had just finished an 18-hole practice round against the three golfers he will meet for that golden golfing jackpot — Masters and PGA champion Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Open champion Julius Boros and British Open king Bob Charles. He had to pick up on the 16th hole, a 625-yard back-breaker, "because I just couldn't swing at the ball any more." He had driven a trap and when he tried to explode out of it, the "pain at the top of my backswing was just too much." But he kept on hacking away and picked up on the hole when he put his fifth shot into the water fronting the green. He went on to play the 17th and 18th holes in even par. "I'm going to Cleveland to see my doctor right away," Palmer said. "I hope I'll be able to play the final practice round tomorrow —but if I can't, I'll still show up on Saturday." Takes Pills He said his doctor had given him some pills that "he told me might take a couple of days to take effect." "It was either that or cortisone, for the time being at least, because while it helps immediate­ ly it would be sore for three or four days. We decided that we'd use a cortisone shot only as a last resort." Palmer said the doctor told him there was no indication the current ailment was permanent. "But I once had the same thing in my left shoulder — and if it's spreading — well, I guess it could be curtains so far as my golf is concerned," Palmer added. WHEEL ALIGNMENT *6«50 guaranteed 4000 M,tEs MODERN ALIGNMENT & BRAKE )91 NORTH CHERRY PHONE 343-1414 Hour* 9 to 9, Monday through Friday baseball White Sox vs. Twins RADIO 1400 QH YOUR DIM

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