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Nicklaus Says Palmer Shouldn 9 t Be in World Series AKRON, Ohio (UP1) - Jack Nicklaus, Julius Boros and Bob Charles, who have won all of the major golf titles, and an aching and worried Arnold Palmer who has won the most money, meet today in the first of two 18-hole rounds for golf's biggest payoff of the year. It's the $50,000 first-place money in the World Series of Golf, with Nicklaus an even-money favorite to repeat his triumph of last year. Palmer, whom Nicklaus contends "doesn't belong here," was the choice until he disclosed Thursday night that his right shoulder "is hurting like hell." That dropped him to second choice at 3-2 followed by Boros at 2-1 and the lefthanded Charles at 3-1. "With those odds, I like Charles," Said Boros, the U. S. Open champion. "But you can't ever sell Palmer short, and it doesn't pay either to discount Nicklaus." Likes The Odds Nicklaus liked the odds and "hope they will stand up." But outspoken as he is, Nick­ laus said, "Of course, Arnold shouldn't be here at all. And I don't mean because of his ailing shoulder. "After all, he was an also-ran, and this is supposed to be a contest for champions only. I think Arnie will agree with me that if this is for champions only, then he doesn't belong." Under the format of the World Series of Golf, the winners of the Masters, U. S. and British Opens and the PGA qualify. Nicklaus upset the format when he won both the Masters and the PGA. That left the fourth spot open, and it was decided in a playoff among Palmer, Jacky Cupit and Phil Rodgers. Palmer and Cupit had finished in a tie with Boros for the U. S. Open title and lost in a playoff; Rodgers and Charles tied for the British Open crown and Rodgers lost in a playoff. Nicklaus Explains "Of course. Arnie belongs with the best," Nicklaus said. "But I don't think an also-ran belongs here. In cases where you have one golfer winning two or more of the major titles, they should pick the winner of some other major tournament — like the Tn. nderbird, the Cleveland Open or the American Golf Classic. In other words, this was set up to be for winners only and here we have Arnie, who has won a lot but not a major tournament." "I guess Jackie is right," said Palmer, who last year had won the Masters and the British Open, cutting the field for the first World Series of Golf to three. Gary Player, the little South African, who won the PGA. was the third golfer. He and Palmer finished four strokes behind Nick- | laus last year in this event. "My only consideration now is j my shoulder," said Palmer, ad- 1 ding that "it hurts like the dick! ens when I drive." "I just wish 1 knew exactly j what the trouble is. My doctor believes i t is bursitis. He has been giving me pain-killing pills. I hope they will help. I've been eating them like popcorn but yesterday they didn't help too murh. I kept telling myself it was better but then I realized it was not. For it also has started hurting on my down swing." (jalesbu?^ Regisfer-Mail GALESBUftU, ILL., SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE 9 Cardinals Lose Groat; Twins Rip Sox Star Shortstop Injured As St. Louis Splits Pair By United Press International With due respect to the sizzling fast balls of Sandy Koufax, the one that really ended the National League pennant race may have been thrown by Don Cardwell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was a whistling pitch Friday night that struck Dick Groat, shortstop and sparkplug of the St. Louis Cardinals, on the chest. The pitch forced Groat's removal from the first game of the twi- night doubleheader, won by t h e Cardinals, 5-1. But the Pirates took the second game, 5-0, and Major League STANDINGS By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB Los Angeles 86 55 .610 ... St. Louis 81 61 .570 5& Milwaukee 76 65 .539 10 San Francisco 76 66 .535 lO'/a Philadelphia 75 66 .532 11 Chicago 74 67 .525 12 Cincinnati 75 69 .521 12V 2 Pittsburgh 69 72 .489 17% Houston 51 91 .359 35 ] / 2 New York 45 96 .319 41 Friday's Results St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 1, 1st Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 0, 2nd Milwaukee 5 Philadelphia 0, night New York 5 Cincinnati 4, night Chicago 3 Houston 0, night Los Angeles 5 San Fran 2, night Sunday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia St. Louis at Pittsburgh New York at Cincinnati Chicago at Houston, night Los Angeles at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB New York 93 49 .655 . Minnesota 79 62 .560 13Vfe Chicago 79 63 .556 14 Baltimore 77 66 .538 16Vi Detroit 69 71 .493 23 Cleveland 68 76 .472 26 Boston 67 76 .469 26'/z Los Angeles 64 79 .448 29% Kansas City 63 78 .447 29Vfe Washington 51 90 .362 41'/ 2 Friday's Results Baltimore 6 Boston 4, 1st, twi Baltimore 4 Boston 2, 2nd, night Los Angeles 4 K C 3, 14 ins, night Minnesota 9 Chicago 8, night Washington 7 Cleveland 2, night New York 2 Detroit 1, night Sunday's Games *** Kansas City at Los Angeles Minnesota at Chicago, 2 Cleveland at Washington Boston at Baltimore Detroit at New York Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 141 564 78 185 .328 Aaron, Mil 140 549 106 177 .322 T.Davis, LA 127 485 59 156 .322 Pinson, Cin 144 580 84 186 .321 Clmente, Pitt 131 515 69 164 .318 Gnzalez, Phil 135 487 71 153 .314 Santo, Chi 141 555 73 173 .312 Flood, StL 138 583 101 179 .307 Cepeda, SF 136 498 82 152 .305 White, StL 142 580 95 175 .302 Mays, SF 137 516 97 156 .302 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet, Yszmski, Bos 134 509 Kaline, Det 133 519 136 505 124 481 137 532 137 512 142 561 136 523 132 460 126 502 Pearson, LA Rollins, Min Malzne, Bos Wagner, LA Ward, Chi Fregosi, LA Battey, Min Causey, KC 83 164 .322 86 164 .316 79 158 .313 73 147 .306 62 159 .299 71 153 .299 75 164 .292 74 149 .285 60 131 .285 66 142 .283 Home Runs National League — Aaron, Braves 37; McCovey, Giants 36; Mays, Giants 33; Santo, Cubs 26; Cepeda, Giants 26. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 37; Killebrew, Twins 37; Allison, Twins 32; Hall, Twins 29; Howard, Yanks 26; Lock, Senators 26. Runs Batted In National League — Aaron, Braves 115; Boyer, Cards 101; White, Cards 98; Santo, Cubs 94; Mays, Giants 89. American League — S t u a r t, Red Sox 104; Kaline, Tigers 95; Wagner, Angels 86; Colavito, Tigers 82; Allison, Twins 79; Ward, White Sox 79; Killebrew, Twins 79. Pitching National League -- Perranoski, Dodgers 14-2; Koufax, Dodgers 22-5; McBean, Pirates 13-3; Spahn, Braves 19-5; Maloney, Reds 20-6. American League — Bouton, Yanks 21-7; Peters, White Sox 176; Radatz, Red Sox 14-5; Downing, New York 11-4, Hockey History NEW YORK (UPI) - Sixteen cities have participated in American Hockey League competition since the circuit was organized for the 1936-37 season. Cleveland and Providence are the only franchises to field teams every year from the AHL's inception to the present. enabled the Los Angeles Dodgers to stretch their first-place lead to 5% games via their 5-2 triumph over the San Francisco Giants. Without Groa.t, battling to win his second NL batting title and the acknowledged leader of the Cardinals' late-season drive, the Dodgers' flag worries would appear to be over. Indications are that Groat will miss at least a few games and, in any event, may play several below par during a period when the Cardinals need him most. Groat was taken to Pittsburgh's Presbyterian University Hospital for X-rays. Pirate team physician Dr. Joseph Finegold said Groat did not suffer any broken ribs but sustained a contusion of the chest wall on the lower left side. Finegold said Groat may be lost to the Cardinals for several days The Milwaukee Braves downed the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, the New York Mets nipped the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4, and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Houston Colts, 3-0, in other, NL action. Pitching Strong for Indianapolis By United Press International It looks like the Indianapolis Indians simply have too much pitching and the Atlanta Crackers have too much power for their opponents in the International League's playoffs. Indianapolis blanked the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-0, Friday night on the combined three-hit pitching of Joe Shipley and Warren Hacker to open a 3-0 lead in their series. Atlanta bombed five Toronto Maple Leafs pitchers for 17 hits, including a pair of homers by Johnny Lewis, to win, 13-6, and take a 2-0 lead. The Crackers scored 10 runs in the fifth inning. Hacker relieved for the second time in the Indianapolis-Syracuse series, coming to the aid of Shipley in the seventh. The Chiefs now have scored only four runs in three games off Indianapolis pitching. Ken Berry hit an Indians homer. Atlanta made four errors and Toronto three in their loosely played game. Playoff Standings: JUST RESTING - A tired Willie Mays reads paper as he relaxes on sofa at his home Friday. He collapsed from fatigue in the first game of a double header with the Cubs on Labor Day. Willie returned to the lineup last night when the Giants opened a scries with the Dodgers at Candlestick Park. The Dodgers won 5-2 but Mays had a home run and double. UNIFAX Indians-Senators Play 100,000th Contest WASHINGTON (AP) — Measured by their first and last ^ames, the Cleveland Indians haven't made much progress in the past 92 years. On May 4, 1871, Cleveland lost 2-0 to Fort Wayne in the first major league baseball game. Friday night, the Indians lost 7-2 to Washington in the 100,000th big league game. Only 200 fans saw the Kekion- gas—the Indian name for Fort Wayne—down the Forest Cities of Cleveland at the Indiana City in 1871. In contrast to the tiny crowd that saw the first game, more Indianapolis Syracuse W. L. Pet. 3 0 1.000 0 3 .000 The 1889 Cornell football team rebounded from a 56-6 defeat at the hands of Yale to whip Rochester, 124-0. Atlanta 2 0 1.000 Toronto 0 2 .000 Friday's Results Indianapolis 5 Syracuse 0 Atlanta 13 Toronto 6 2 Under Par? ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Roger Lord, 78, bettered his age by two strokes when he carded a 76 on the Old Warson Country Club golf course. Sure Bet MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (UPI) — Around the Indiana fairways local pros say that young Sam Carmichael "can't miss" becoming a standout golf professional. He has won the Indiana Open and Indiana Amateur twice each in the last three years. Pitcher Layne AUSTIN, Tex. (UPI) - Bobby Layne, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran quarterback, was a star baseball pitcher at the University of Texas. than 12,000 turned out for the 100,000th game in D.C. Stadium. However, the big attraction was not their seeing baseball history made of the game itself, what with Washington wallowing in Dupas Defends Title Tonight MILAN,- Italy (AP)-World junior middleweight champion Ralph Dupas of New Orleans defends his title against Italian challenger Sandro Mazzinghi tonight, weather permitting. The bout, originally scheduled for Friday night in Milan's open air Vigorelli Stadium, was postponed soon after the weighin because of rain. A capacity crowd of 15,000 is expected to watch the fight, starting 4:15 p.m., EST. Dupas is only a slight favorite to retain his crown, but he has already signed for another title defense later this month in Australia. None Since DUNEDIN, Fla. (UPI) — Ben Hogan was the last golfer to win the U. S. Open two years in a row, in 1950 and 1951. Underdog Charles Calm, Confident (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By OSCAR FRALEY AKRON, Ohio (UPI) - You would expect the pressure to be choking young Bob Charles as he tees it up today against Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and veteran Julius Boros with $50,000 waiting for the winner of the World Series of Golf It affects them all in this business which has burgeoned into a fantastically lucrative profession. Such as this television spectacular where second place pays only $15,000 and the last two men get $5,000 each. With a difference of $35,000 rid ing on every drive and every putt, in the case of the ultimate winner it's a tangible thing, this pressure, which clutches at the throat and forces the sweat to pop out on the nalms of the hands. But Charles, who came from nowhere to win the British Open title in a playoff against Phil Rodgers, faces it with phlegmatic New Zealand aplomb. Which, for this lanky young man who bears a facial resemblance to manager Alvin Dark of the New York Giants, is rather unusual. Odds Against Him The six-foot, two-inch southpaw has a lot going against him. Packing a mere 160 pounds on his long frame, the 27-year-old from Down Under will be outhit by all three of his rivals. And he admits that for his game this 7,165-yard Firestone Country Club course is "much too long." Yet, while a pro for only two and one-half years, he faces the mental horror of this financial battle with a smiling calm because of the hottest putter in the game. "I didn't start in the British Open as a favorite," he said in his clipped tones. "And I'm certainly not favored here. But you have to analyze it for yourself. It's over 36 holes and the man who takes the fewest shots will win." Leads Practice Round Comforting him is the fact that in the final practice round he took the fewest shots of any of the four. Charles shot a two-under- par 68, Boros a 69, Palmer a 73 and Nicklaus a 75. "I'm used to being outhit," shrugged the black-haired 27- year-old with the calm brown eyes. "I've been outhit all my j life. But I just go along and play the golf course and forget the other fellows." And, considering the calm manner in which he approached the first tee.the thin man from Down Under might surprise a lot of people and give the big three a real run for the jackpot. PASSION PUY September 29*30 TICKET INFORMATION CaU of Writ* GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL 140 S. PtaixW J42-JU1 last place in the American League for the third straight year. Most of the fans showed up because comedian Jerry Lewis and his Hollywood All-Stars played a team of local press, radio and television personalities in a preliminary game. They were in their seats long before the regular game began. Bennio Daniels of the Senators was touched up for single runs in the fourth and fifth inning, but didn't give up a hit after that as he won his fifth game against nine losses. Only ceremony to mark the baseball milestone came after the first pitch by Daniels—a strike to leadoff man Dick Howscr. The ball used in the first pitch was taken out of play and will be donated to the Baseball Hall of P"ame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Cards Recall Withrow ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Ray Withrow, a 26-year-old power-hitting outfielder, has been recalled from Denver by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards said Withrow, who hit .253 with Denver, would report immediately. home protection for your money—our Homeowners Pollcyl Contact me today! DEAN HILL 174 N. Academj Phone S43-1338 *» 021033 STATE FARM Lift Insurance Compioj tea* (Wicwi euKXLiuitafl, uuapii Four Home Runs Stop Chicagoans In 9-8 Battle By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL The Minnesota Twins might be more appropriately named if they were called the Minnesota Nagurskis. A symbol of power was the mighty Nagurskt — former All-America fullback at the University of Minnesota—and that's precisely what the 1963 Twins are major league baseball. January Leads in Utah Open SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Slim Don January, one of the steady veterans of the professional golf tour, held a slim one-stroke lead today with a 36-holc total of 133 in the $40,000 Utah Open Invitational Tournament. But ho was hotly pursued by Billy Maxwell and Gary Player as 74 pros and 10 amateurs played the third round on the Canyon course, which has been swept by rain the past two days. The field was cut after 36 holes and it took a score of 148 or better to play the final two rounds. January, Maxwell and Player were tied with 66s after the first 18 holes Thursday. Maxwell, play ing in a steady rain that did not quit untiL early afternoon, posted a 68 Friday just after January and Player teed off. Player shot a 69 for a two round total of 135. Maxwell had a 134 for 36 holes. 10-1 Shot Wins Feature at Washington Park CHICAGO (UPI)—Miss McGoo, a 10 to 1 longshot, drove from far behind Friday night to win the eatured $6,625 Dolly Madison Pace at Washington Park. The 3-year-old filly crossed the inish line in 2.02.4, 3 l A lengths ahead of Lantana and 5Vi lengths ahead of Choice Time. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! in The muscular Twins reached the 200-mark in homers for the season Friday night when they belted four in a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox that moved them into second place in the American League. The major league record of 240 homers in a season, held by the 1961 New York Yankees, is out of reach of the Twins but they stand a better than even chance to wind up as the second greatest homer-hitting team in big league history. The Twins won the game on the strength of ninth-inning homers by Vic Power and Bob Allison. Earlier, Harmon Killebrew hit his 37th and Earl Battey his 24th. Power's homer was his ninth and Allison's his 32nd. The Yankees rolled on toward a fourth straight pennant with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers, the Baltimore Orioles downed the Boston Red Sox, 6-4 and 4-2, the Washington Senators topped t h e Cleveland Indians, 7-2, a n d the Los Angeles Angels edged the Kansas City Athletics, 4-3, in other American League games. Crow Sidelined ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Halfback John David Crow will miss at cast the first three games of the National Football League season after being placed on the injured "ist by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals announced Friday that waivers had cleared on Crow, the third leading rusher in the team's history. . READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! SUNNY TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-01W baseball White Sox vs. Twins ^VGIL RADIO THE SOUND CITIZEN 140Q ON YOUR PIAl f 4 /

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