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Koufax Shuts Door on Cards As Dodgers Go 3-Up in Race St. Louis Has Its Back to Wall By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer With only 87 pitches, splendid southpaw Sandy Koufax has made the St. Louis Cardinals as much of a long-shot as Gen. Custer. Making their last stand in a vital three-game series with the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cardinals lost for the second night in a row Tuesday as Koufax spun a four-hit, 4-0 shutout and posted a record- setting 11th shutout. series tonight, the Cardinals have only eight games remaining to 10 for the Dodgers. While leaving the Cardinals with The loss, only the third in the, , hot chance of QVer last 22 games for St. Louis left > thesDod Koufax a]so the Cardinals three games oacx | ^ ^ night a personal tri—four in the all-important loss column. Including the finale of the -THE®! Swam By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .... 93 59 .612 — St. Louis 91 63 .591 3 San Francisco .. 83 69 .546 10 Cincinnati 81 73 .526 13 Philadelphia 80 72 .526 13 Milwaukee .... 80 73 .523 13M: Chicago 76 77 .497 17% Pittsburgh .... 72 80 .474 21 Houston 58 94 .382 35 New York 49 103 .322 44 Tuesday's Results Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 Philadelphia 8, New York 6 Cincinnati 4, Houston 3 Chicago 3-3, Pittsburgh 1-4 San Francisco 11, Milwaukee 3 Today's Games Los Angeles at St. Louis (N) San Francisco at Milwaukee Houston at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at Pittsburgh (N) Philadelphia at New York Thursday's Games No games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. xNew York .. 100 53 .654 — Chicago 86 65 .570 13 Minnesota 86 67 .562 14 Baltimore 79 72 .523 20 Detroit 74 77 .490 25 Boston 73 80 .477 27 Cleveland 73 81 .474 27% Kansas City ... 68 83 .450 31 Los Angeles ... 68 84 .447 31% Washington ... 53 98 .351 46 Tuesday's Results Kansas City 4, Washington 3 (10 innings) Cleveland 3, New York 2 (10 innings) Chicago 2, Boston 1 Minnesota 3, Detroit 1 Baltimore at Los Angeles, rain Today's Games Boston at Chicago (2, twi-night) Detroit at Minnesota (N) Baltimore at Los Angeles (2 twi-night) Kansas City at Washington (N) Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Detroit at Minnesota Only game scheduled. Golf Director LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Bo Wininger has been named director of golf at the Desert Inn Country Club, effective Jan. 1. GOOD BUY > STATI HIM INSURANCE GOOD GUY rOR AUTO, LIFE t FIRE INSTANCE BUD NELSON 7 W. Main umph by becoming the first left­ hander in major league history to post 11 shutouts, and the most prolific shutout pitcher since 1916. Koufax, who has a 24-5 record, broke the shutout mark for left­ handers set by Carl Hubbell, who pitched 10 for the 1933 New York Giants. Koufax' 11th was the most by any pitcher since Grover Cleveland Alexander pitched 16 for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1916. While the Cardinals and Dodgers were playing the big one. San Francisco clubbed Milwaukee 11-3, Philadelphia downed the New York Mets 8-6, Cincinnati edged Houston 4-3 and Chicago and Pittsburgh split. The Cubs took the opener of a twi-nighter 3-1, the Pirates the nightcap 4-3. The fireballing Koufax, the fleet Maury Wills and the towering Frank Howard all played key roles in the Dodgers' victory. Koufax was the key man. He had a no-hitter until Stan Musial, the Cardinals' 42-year-old grandpa, lined a single to center leading off the seventh, and he allowed the Cardinals two hits only in the eighth inning. At that point, Tim McCarver and Julian Javier were on with singles, but Koufax got Dick Groat, tied for the league batting lead, to line out to Willie Davis for the inning ending out. Wills scored the only run Koufax needed when he led off the first with a single off Curt Simmons, 15-8, stole second, raced to third on a wild pitch and scampered home on a double by Jim Gilliam. Howard provided additional working room with a homer in the eighth following a single by Tommy Davis and the Dodgers closed out the scoring in the ninth on an infield hit by Willie Davis, his steal of second and a double by Johnny Roseboro. Doubles Team Takes Over Lead On 299 Game BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Aided by Jim St. John's 299 game, the team of Andy Rogoznica and St. John, Chicago, took the first two-game set match lead Tuesday in the Bowling Proprietors of America double tournament. The Chicago duo won six out of eight games and totalled 41-26 points to lead second place Luke Barlow, Hobbs, N.M., and Ronnie Brown, Lanesa, Tex., by the slender margin of 86 pins. The upstarts from the Southwest had a 40-40 score at the end of the two matches. St. John and Rogoznica took three of four games from Jim Schroeder, Buffalo, N.Y., and Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif., and they picked up the same total against Glenn Allison, St. Louis, and Dick Hoover, Akron, Ohio. The leaders had total pinfall of 3,526 but were in third place for this department. REFRESHING PAUSE—Sandy Koufax of the L. A. Dodgers cools off at the drinking fountain after defeating the Cardinals 4-0 at Busch Stadium Tuesday night. UNIFAX This Was Biggest - - Sandy ST. LOUIS (UPI) - "That has to be my biggest game — even bigger than the no-hitters," said Sandy Koufax—and the "amens, brother" were echoed today by Dodger fans from Los Angeles' Malibu Expressway to the Brooklyn Gowanus. "Now we've got the Cardinals on the ropes," added the 27-year- old left-hander. "Now we've got 'em where we want 'em." Koufax had just scored one of the most important victories in Dodger history—a brilliant, four- hit, 4-0 shutout that gave the Dodgers their second straight triumph over the Cardinals and increased their National League lead over the Redbirds to three games. With the third and final game of the crucial series scheduled for tonight, the Cardinals are now in the almost-impossible position of having to gain three games in Major League Leaders By United Press NATIONAL Player & Club G Clmente, Pitt 142 Groat, St.L 150 T.Davis, LA 138 Cepeda, SF 146 Pinson, Cin 154 H.Aaron, Mil 152 Gonzlez, Phil 146 White, St.L 154 Flood, St.L 150 Mays, SF 146 AMERICAN Player k Club G Ystrzmk. Bos 144 Pearson, LA 145 Rollins, Minn 134 Kaline, Det 140 Malzone, Bos 144 Ward, Chi 151 Wagner, LA 143 Howard, NY 128 Robinson, Chi 136 Fregosi, LA 145 International LEAGUE AB R. H. Pet. 74 180 .323 83 193 .322 65 170 94 174 93 198 597 114 190 527 77 167 .317 627 103 193 .308 630 108 193 .306 557 105 168 .302 557 593 528 543 620 321 320 319 318 LEAGUE AB R. H. Pet. 88 174 .319 90 169 .312 77 161 .310 86 166 .307 66 165 .296 78 172 .293 72 157 .293 72 134 .289 63 142 .287 78 156 .282 545 541 520 540 557 588 535 464 495 553 Home Runs National League — Aaron, Braves 42; McCovey, Giants 38; Mays, Giants 35; Cepeda, Giants 32; White, Cards 27; Howard, Dodgers 27. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 40; Killebrew, Twins 39; Allison, Twins 35; Hall, Twins 32; Howard, Yanks 28. Runs Batted In National League — Aaron, Braves 126; White, Cards 108; Boyer, Cards 107; Pinson, Reds 99; Mays, Giants 99. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 110; Kaline, Tigers 96; Wagner, Angels 89; Calovito, Hi- gers 87; Allison, Twins 87; Killebrew, Twins 87. Pitching National League — Perranoski, Dodgers 15-3; Koufax, Dodgers 24-5; McBean, Pirates 13-3; Maloney, Reds 22-6; Marichal, Giants 23-8. American League — Bouton, Yanks 20-6; Ford, Yanks 23-7; Peters, White Sox 18-6; Downing, Yanks 12-4; Radatz, Red Sox 14-6. their remaining eight even to tie. They face an absolute "must" game when Bob Gibson (18-8) goes against Pete Richcrt (5-1) tonight, but the odds will remain heavily against them even if they win it. It was obvious that the Dodgers figured Koufax had finally taken the "monkey" — the memory of last year's late-season collapse and disastrous playoff with the San Francisco Giants — off their backs. They swarmed around him in the dressing room .. .pounding his back. . .shaking his hand...and singing his praises to everyone in sight. "He's one heckuva pitcher," said manager Walt Alston with a smile. "He pitched a fine game, didn't he?" "We're really in great shape now," added Johnny Podres, who beat the Cardinals Monday night in the first game of the series. "And we'll be in better shape if we win Wednesday night." Manager Johnny Keane of the Cardinals joined in the praise for Koufax with the comment: "He's the best pitcher in the National League. When he's hot like that, there's not much you can do with him." Sox Hurlers Still Ahead Of Twins By FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer It fakes only a quick look at the American t/oaguc standings to see that Chicago pitchers arc still nho'id of Minnesota hitters. And therein lies the story of the race for second place in the AL. The Minnesota Twin musclemen go on hitting homers at a pace that may make them the second greatest homer - hitting team in major league history. Rut the White Sox go on winning on their blend of short hits and sturdy pitching to hold a one- gome margin over the Twins. The White Sox retained their margin with a 2-t victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night while the Twins raised their season homer total to 210 when they hit two in n 3-1 triumnh over the Detroit Tigers. The lfK.l New York Yankees set the major league mark of 240 but the Twins need only 12 more to become the second best team of window- breakers in baseball history. The Cleveland Indians defeated tiie Yankees, 3-2 in 10 innings and the Kansas City Athletics scored a 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Washington Senators in other AL action. Hoyt Wilhclm retired nine of 10 batters in the last three innings, striking out five, to preserve Joe Horlen's ninth win for the Whito Sox. A walk to Horlcn and doubles by Mike Hcrshberger and Joe Cunningham produced the White Sox' runs while Eddie Brcssoud singled home Boston's tally. Harmon Killebrew hit his 39th homer, moving him to within one of league leader Dick Stuart, and Earl Battcy hit a two-run homer in the eighth for the Twins. Rookie Dwight Siehler struck out seven and pitched a four-hitter to win his second game. Max Alvis led off the 10th inning with a single and eventually scored the winning run for the Indians when pitcher Stan Williams threw wildly to first base after fielding a bounder to the mound. Tenth-inning singles by Jerry Lumpe and Norm Sicbcrn — the third hit of the game for each — set up the winning run for the Athletics with Lumpe scoring on Manny Jiminez' sacrifice fly. Cjalesburg Regisfer-Mail GALESBURG. ILL., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, IB63 PAGE 15 iOn the Rebound* All-City Golf Meet Held Interest Until Last Hole By JOE MORR1SSEY Sports Editor m Bob Dredge's victory in the All-City Golf Tournament—his fourth in six years—came as no particular surprise to local fans, but the 72-hole meet was interesting and pressure-packed all the way. The lead changed hands twice after Dredge took the lead in the first round at Yesterday's Stars By The Associated Press PITCHING - Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, pitched four-hit, 4-0 shutout against St. Louis, increasing Los Angeles' National League lead to three games over second- place Cardinals. It was Koufax' llth shutout, most in major league history for a left-hander. BATTING - Johnny Callison. Phillies, hit two homers and two singles in 8-6 victory over New York Mets. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS I Pennant Race By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB GR Los Angeles 93 59 .612 10 St, Louis 91 63 .591 3 8 Games remaining: Los Angeles (10) — Home (9): Pittsburgh Sept. 20 (n), 21 (n), 22; New York, Sept 24 (n), 25 (n), 26 (n); Philadelphia, Sept. 27 (n), 28 (n), 29. Away (1): at St. Louis Sept. 18 (n). St. Louis (8) — Home (4): Los Angeles, Sept. 18 (n); Cincinnati, Sept. 27 (n), 28, 29. Away (4): at Cincinnati, Sept. 20 (n), 22; at Chicago, Sept. 24, 25. Maury Wills Makes Key Play ST. LOUIS (AP)—Cardinal Manager Johnny Keane, and just about everyone who saw Los Angeles defeat St. Louis 4-0 Tuesday night, agreed that the game's turning point came in the third inning. With Cardinal runners on second and third via a hit batter and an error, and the Dodgers leading 1-0, WARM TOMORROW Time to Insula t« WHITE'S PHONE 342-081} shortstop Maury Wills fielded Julian Javier's sharp grounder and threw to the plate to nail Tim McCarver trying to score. "That was our big chance," a somber Keane said, "If McCarver had scored it would have been a new ball game. But he didn't." Wills, the little Dodger speedster, said: "I gambled and won. As a matter of fact Roseboro (John Roseboro, Dodger catcher) made the play possible. I had to get the ball away in a hurry and threw it to the first base side of the plate. John reached out, caught the ball and made the tag almost in one motion." Sandy Koufax, the brilliant left­ hander who hurled his llth shutout of the season and set a National League record, said that situation caused him his most anxious moment. "Javier hit the ball on the nose," Koufax said. "I wanted to make him hit into the ground. When he hit it, I was hoping Wills would throw the ball home and he did. It was a great play." The Cards had only one more opportunity to break through Koufax' guard. That was in the sev­ enth when Stan Musial led off with a single, the Cards' first hit. Ken Boyer followed with a towering fly to right that Frank Howard caught at the base of the pavilion. "I thought it had a chance to go over," said Boyer later. "I was sure it would at least hit the screen." After Bill White made the second out, Curt Flood sent a drive to the left of second base but Wills fielded'the difficult grounder and forced pinch runner Gary Kolb at second. Make Plans For New TV Tournament NEW YORK (AP)-The golfing rich are going to get richer, while the television cameras grind away. A new TV tournament, with at least $150,000 in prize money for 32 of the leading golf pros has been announced by CBS. The winning team in the tourney, to be filmed for television and shown on a delayed basis, will receive at least $50,000. It might be increased, CBS said. The rest of the money will be spread down the list. The tournament will have 1(1 two-man teams, almost all the top players except Arnold Palmer find Gary Player, who have a television series of their own. The teams will play match play, team best ball, over 18 holes, except for the final at 36 holes. The matches will be telecast on Saturdays starting Dec. 28 from 4 to 5 p.m., EST, with the final shown April 4 and 5. The Professional Golfers Association has sanctioned tho tournament. READ THE WANT ADS! Oklahoma City Wins PCX Title OKLAHOMA CITY (API-Oklahoma City won the Pacific Coast League baseball championship Tuesday night, blanking Spokane, 4-0, behind the nine-hit hurling of Ben Johnson and Tom Borland. The 89ers, who won the series opener, then dropped the next three games before blowing down the Indians in three straight tilts here to win the series, 4-3. extended Spokane's scoreless string to 24 innings. FALSE TEETH That Loosen Need Not Embarrass M»ny wearer* ol false teeth have «utfered real embarrassment because their plate dropped, slipped ur wobbled at just the wrcma time. Do not live In fear ol thta happening to you Just sprinkle a little FASTEblH. the alkaline (non-acldi powder, on your plates. Hold iaUe teeth more firmly, so they feel more comfortable. Does not bour. Checks -plate odor breath". Get FASTBBTH »l 4rug couatera everywhere. Bunker Links and the out come remained in doubt until the final hole Sunday at the city course. Other than Dredge, principal figures in tho race for the coveted golf crown were former champion Pete Boynton and 16- ycar-old Dave Lundstrom. Boynton took over the lead during the second round play at the Knox County Country Club, but lost it on the front side at Sonngctaha Saturday. Both he and Lundstrom kept the pressure on Dredge through most of tho final round. However, it was young Lundstrom, a junior at Galcshurg High School, who caused much of the excitement. Showing no strains of tournament pressure, ho battled veteran Dredge nil the way before losing out by one stroke. Even at a distance it wasn't hard to pick out Lundstrom from the rest of the group. Distinctive mark was the hat he wore the entire four rounds of the tournament. It must of been a perfect fit, for, according to reports, he didn't take the hat off once, or even adjust it to his head, all of the time he played. Conspicuous by his absence was Bob Coc Jr., club champion at the Knox County Country Club, who played in the National Amateur golf meet instead. Coc won two matches before being eliminated in the rugged competition at Dcs Moines. The Galcsburg Register-Mail and Radio Station VVGIL sponsored this tournament and received excellent cooperation from the three local courses and their club pros, Claire Johnson, Hunker Links; Roy Mallard, Sonngctaha, and Ed Wysowski, Lake Bracken. Also contributing to the success of the tournament were scorers Jerctta Hoopes, Harriet and Vernie Mendrek. Pete Ekwall and Steve Pastorelli, assistant pro at Soangctaha, served as starters for the meet. Roger Coleman, station manager at WGIL, directed proced- ings and did considerable leg work as tournament manager. -J- Carl Swanson, a regular on the Galcsburg High School and American Legion baseball teams for the past few years, is going to Mississippi State University on a baseball scholarship. Carl was recommended to MSU baseball coach Paul Gregory by Al Unser, Milwaukee Braves Scout. The southern school, with the climate in its favor, goes all out for the National Pastime and has an impressive schedule each year. U. S., British Tune Up for Ryder Cup DALMAHOY, Scotland' (UPP— A handful of veteran American golf pros tee off against a select British squad today in what shaped up as a preview of next month's Ryder Cup matches. The entries included two members of the U. S. Ryder Cup squad picked to meet Britain at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 11-13. They were Dave Ragan of Orlando, Fla., and Billy Maxwell of Las Vegas, Nev. Bob Rosburg of Portland, Ore., a U. S. Ryder Cup alternate, also was entered, along with Earl Stewart of Dallas, Tex., Jacky Cupit of Corona, Calif., Doug Sanders of La Jolla, Calif., and John Barnum of Belmonth, Mich. Brian Huggett of Wales and England's Neil Coles and Bernard Hunt — the first three men named to tho British Ryder Cup squad — will take port in today's tests, which will include three foursome matches in the morning and seven singles in the afternoon. Today's matches also served as a prelude to the $22,400 Senior Service Tournament, a 72-hola medal play affair which gets underway Thursday and concludes with 36 holes on Saturday. Minor Leagues By The Associated Press PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Playoff) Okla. City 4, Spokane 0 (Okk. City wins best-of-7 final 4-3) 3 Sport Pages HAIR CUTTING PAYS TO LOOK WELL AT BELL'S BARBER SHOP 68 8. SEMINARY ST. All Haircuts - $1.25 baseball White Sox vs. Red Sox RADIO THE SOUND CITIZEN 1400 ON YOUR DIAL

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