Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 24, 1963 · Page 12
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Magic Number Stands at 1 For L.A.; Champagne Cold 'Can't Say We Backed inj Says Hurler Don Drysdale Cjalesbur^ Regisfer-Mail GALESBUKG, ILL., TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1963 PAGE 12 Chicago Baseball Fans to Honor Retiring Stan Musial CHICAGO (AP)—Marty of the fans coming out to sec the Chicago Cubs wind up their home season against the St. Louis Cardinals today and Wednesday will be on hand to catch a final glimpse of Stan Musial as a player. Stan The Man is retiring from baseball and with him go a flock of records compiled in a 22-year span by one of baseball's all-time greats. For years Musial has given Chicago fans some of baseball's top thrills at the expense of the Cubs. For this reason and the fact that Musial has been a gentleman at all times, he will be honored in special ceremonies by writers, broadcasters and the Cub management before Wednesday's game Stan has reached a couple of his Kirksville Splits Grid Twin Bill KIRKSVILLE, Mo (AP) — It was a question of who was the most exhausted after last weekend's collegiate "doubleheader"— the team or the coach. Coach Maurice (Red) Wade lamented Saturday's game in which his Kirksville team dropped a 7-6 decision to Washburn College. "The kids felt fine after we beat Western Illinois 22-0," Wade said of Friday night's Northeast Missouri State College victory. "But next day when we got over to Topeka their legs seemed to be cramped and they just couldn't get loose. "As a matter of fact, I was more exhausted than they were and I didn't do any playing." Though the back-to-back weekend games were considered by observers to be the first time such was attempted in college grid history, the move was a necessary one. "We wanted to get Western Illinois on a four-year contract and this was the only night they had open," Wade said. "Washburn was dropping us after this season." Washburn couldn't find an opponent to replace Kirksville and held them to an earlier agreement. G numerous milestones in Chicago, lie collected his 1,000th major league hit in Chicago against Cliff Chambers in 1948. Ten years later on May H, ho lashed out his 3,000th hit against the Cubs and Moe Drabowsky in a pinch hitting role. The game today will have a couple of other added attractions. If the Cubs win, the National League pennant race will be over and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be crowned champions. Then, too, southpaw Dick Ellsworth will hurl for the Cubs, seeking his 22nd victory. He'll be opposed by Bob Gibson (18-8). The Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, will be at Baltimore tonight, continuing their drive to finish second in the American League. The Sox, who hold a two- game lead over third-place Minnesota, will send Ray Herbert (12-10) against Steve Barber (2012). Migration Of Geese Goes Far MARION, 111. (AP)—The Canada goose migration down the Mississippi flyway has reached lakes in Southern Illinois where some of the birds will spend the winter before returning to northern nesting grounds. Officials at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge estimated today 150-200 geese have arrived at the refuge's three reservoirs since Friday. Geese also were reported landing at Hors r shoe Lake Conservation Area in Alexander County. Goose hunting season open in the county and in part of the refuge Nov. 5. The migration will be traced this year by a system of small radio transmittal's attached to the birds. Refuge officials arc helping students from Southern Illinois University trap the geese and attach the transmitters. LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the Los Angeles Dodgers the long, hot summer seems over. The champagne is cold. The magic number is one. One win by the Dodgers—which could happen to night at the New York Mets' expense—or one loss by the St. Louis Cardinals—at the enrichment of the Chicago Cubs—was all that the Dodgers needed for the National League pennant. A Los Angeles radio station announced plans to broadcast progress of this afternoon's Cards- Cubs game every half inning, and the listeners are sure to include a bunch of guys who would like to drive to the Dodger Stadium as champions. "I don't care how we win it, or by what device," said Don Drysdale, the big, side-arming pitcher who is pitching tonight against the Mets. "They can't say we backed into it, no matter what happens," said Drysdale. "We won five of six to get where we are, and three of those wins were head and head against the Cards." The champagne is on ice in the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium, and it's mighty cold. Some say it has been there since last year about this time, when an end-of- season plunge brought disaster to Dodger pennant hopes in a playoff loss to San Francisco. On July 2 it was Drysdale who defeated Curt Simmons and the Cardinals, 1-0, in the same stadium, to put the Dodgers ahead. They've been there ever since. He opposes Tracy Stallard tonight. Drysdale is 18-17, Stallard 6-16. In 15 games against the Mets this season the Dodgers have only lost two—and Stallard pitched one of them, a four-hitter July 30. There was only one game scheduled in the majors Monday. Detroit whipped Washington 4-1. Norm Cash got the Tigers started with a first-inning homer and Rocky Colavito connected in the fifth with a man on. Phil Regan, touched for Don Blasingame's first-inning homer, won his 15th with one-out relief help from Willie Smith. Regan struck out 10 in 8 2-3 innings. By the Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Pesky Inks 1964 Pact With Sox BOSTON (UPI) — Johnny Pes sky has been given a second chance. Boston vice president Mike Higgins announced Monday night that Pesky, who worked his way up from clubhouse boy to Red Sox shortstop and then manager, has been signed to another one- year contract. The Sox under Pesky were a box office success. In his first year as a major league manager, he had Boston battling for American League leadership through June and in second place as late as July 15. But then Boston's pitching and slugging collapsed. And they sank to their present level of seventh. The early pennant drive — combined with the appeal of names such as Dick Stuart, Dick Radatz, Bill Monbouquette, Carl Yastrzemski and a few others — pushed club attendance to more than 200,000 over last year's 733,000, team officials said. READ THE WANT ADS! Pemiant Race At a Glance By United Press International National League W L Pet. GB GR Los Angeles Schedule Date For New Trial In Libel Case ATLANTA (UPI) - A hearing on the Saturday Evening Post's motion for a new trial in the $3,060,000 libel award to former Georgia football coacb Wallace Butts has been set for Oct. 16. Federal Judge Lewis Morgan set the date Monday. The Post asked for the new trial on a contention that a witness in tiie trial "testified falsely," that the jury was prejudiced, 96 60 St. Louis 6L 66 Games remaining .615 .580 6 5'/ 2 5 Still Reserved Seats Left at Yankee Stadium NEW YORK (UPI)—There still and that Morgan erred in refiis- 1 are reserved seats available for W. L. Pet. GB. Los Angeles 96 60 .615 _ St. Louis 91 66 .580 San Francisco 85 71 .545 11 Cincinnati .... 83 74 .529 13% Philadelphia . 82 74 .526 14 Milwaukee ... 82 75 .522 14V4 Chicago 79 78 .503 im Pittsburgh ... 73 83 .468 23 Houston 61 95 .391 35 New York 50 106 .321 46 Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Milwaukee (N) Pittsburgh at Houston (N) New York at Los Angeles (N) Philadelphia at San Francisco (N) Wednesday's Games St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Milwaukee (N) Pittsburgh at Houston (N) New York at Los Angeles (N) Philadelphia at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. x New York . 102 55 .650 — Chicago ... .. 90 66 .577 11V4 Minnesota . ... 89 69 .563 13% Baltimore .. 83 74 .529 19 Detroit - 77 80 .490 25 Cleveland .. .. 75 82 .478 27 Boston 74 84 .468 28% Kansas City - 71 85 .455 30% Los Angeles .. 70 88 .443 32% Washington .. 54 102 .346 47% x—Clinched pennant. 47% Monday 's Results Detroit 4, Washington 1 Only game scheduled Today 's Games Washington at Detroit Minnesota at Cleveland (N) Chicago at Baltimore (N) Los Angeles at New York (N) Kansas City at Boston Wednesday's Games Washington at Detroit Chicago at Baltimore (N) Los Angeles at New York Kansas City at Boston Only games scheduled. THE BAT TRICK—With the season entering its final week, Minnesota's Jim Hall, Twin's prize rookie, uses piece of bone to harden bat that he hopes will yield him just a few more home runs. Hall has already hit 33 to break Ted Williams' rookie home run mark which stood at 31. He is one of the top contenders for rookie of the year honors. UNIFAX Braves to Stay in Milwaukee ing to permit testimony in con nection wilh Butts' activities away from the university. The $3,060,000 the jury awarded Butts on Aug. 20 was one of the largest libel judgments ever made. Butts sued after the Post ran an article in its last March 23 issue that claimed he conspired ; ou« LUCJI . (jitfiiiiL'ii ne conspired Los Angeles (6) home (6); New' w ith Alabama coach Paul (Bear) York, Sept. 24 (N), 24 (N) 261 Bryant to rig the 1962 Alabama(N); Philadelphia, Sept. 27 (N), Georgia football game. 28 (N), 29. I Brvant also sued and his suit St. Louis (5^—Home (3): Cin- against the magazine is pending. cinnati, Sept. 27 (N), 28, 29. Away i (2): at Chicago, Sept. 24, 25. I READ THE CLASSi: 1EDS! the World Series games at Yankee Stadium — if you don't mind sitting in the open-stand section in right-center field. Approximately 6,000 tickets for reserved seats in that sector are being sold over-the-counter at the stadium or at the Yankee ticket office in Grand Central Station. The tickets are available in strips of four — for all of the Series games that may be nlav.;d in New York — at a cost of $16.00 per strin. Bleacher seat tickets for the Series fHmes at the stnrljnm will be sold on the day of each game MILWAUKEE (UPI) - City and state civic and governmental officials prepared today to carry through on earlier pledges to boost the Braves after the Milwaukee club announced Monday it will stay in Milwaukee "as long as we're welcome." The club's announcement calmed community leaders, who reacted quickly in recent weeks to published reports the Braves were ready to move to more lucrative attendance pastures. Gov. John Reynolds said he was "delighted" to hear the club planned to stay in Milwaukee but that he still felt the aspect of baseball as a private enterprise should be investigated by Congress or the Justice Department. Reynolds said, however, he felt his warning last week that he J said the club made an "extremely sound decision." County executive John Doyne, who was the first governmental official to start efforts to keep the club in Milwaukee, expressed "the greatest happiness." "I honestly felt the chances they would leave were greater than the chances they would stay," said Doyne. "I would like to dispel any suspicions that this was 'scare' talk. I was deeply concerned about it." The Milwaukee Association of Commerce will appoint a "baseball committee" from its membership to promote the sale of season tickets and also single- game attendance. would ask for an investigation had "no bearing" on the decision of the Braves not to move. The announcement also left unanswered a complaint attributed to the Braves that revenue from radio and television broadcast rights was too low. Some $535,000 in broadcast fees was realized this past season, but station executives said they lost money this year and different financial arrangements would have to be made for 1964. John McHale, president of the Braves, said in the announcement, "The Braves will be in Milwaukee today, tomorrow, next year and as long as we're welcome." Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier Major League Leaders OPEN BOWLING TONITE 8:45 P.M. '576 N Henderson St. Ph 342-6171 Clay's Record Album Sells NEW YORK (AP) — Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.'s long-playing record album "I Am the Greatest" isn't going as fast as "If I Had a Hammer," "Mickey's Monkey," "Sally, Go Round the Roses" and other platters which send the beat generation into screaming ecstasy, but it is a INSURANCE Merwyn F. HiiJ definite early hit on the Hit Pa-1 crease your insurance ' Dick Williams 1 HOMETOWN SERVICE 1 j| when you need it. § The kind of service everyone wants and expects can come from only a local, independent insurance agent. For the protection you need and prompt, efficient claim servise for all kinds of insurance you want... See MERWYN Hill or DICK WILLIAMS at LAKE W. SANBORN Insurance Agency 712 HILL ARCADE - 343-21W | rade. "Cassius' records are going very well, considering they've only been out a couple of weeks," said the proprietor of one mid- Manhattan spin 'em-emporium. "Strangely, they appeal more to gentle old ladies and big, tough ditch-digging types than to the teen-agers." If you have $3.98 and a full half-hour to spare, you can sit and listen to the bashing bard of Louisville tell you what a great fighter he is and how quickly he plans to disintegrate Sonny Liston, when and if they're put inside the same ring. "I am the greatest!" Cassius repeats so many times that you constantly are checking to see if the needle is stuck. He recites some of his favorite poetry—by his favorite rhyme- maker, Cassius Clay: "This kid is great—he's got endurance. "If you sign to fight him, increase your insurance." "If you sign to fight him, in- Hardly Whittier — but nobody ever praised John Greenleaf's left. The poet laureate of Cauliflower Row dispenses with enough corn to bankrupt the state of Kansas. "Mister Liston don't need boxing lessons or talking lessons—he needs falling lessons." "I saw that ugly man shadow boxing—and his shadow won." "All Liston's got is a physical fatness program." "I'm gonna be champion before I'm old enough to do shaving commercials. " Cassius, to fill out the platter, even does a medieval stint—"My mama once told me there were knights like this," a maiden cooed —and holds a presidential-type press conference. Mr. Clay, he is asked, do you have anything against Sonny Liston? "Now," replies Cassius. "He's a nice old man—only he's got my job." Mr. Clay, have you ever been in love? "Not with anyone else," By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. II. Pet. T.Davis, LA 142 545 67 176 .323 Groat, StL 153 612 84 196 .320 Cepeda, SF 150 557 97 178 .320 Clmente, Pitt 146 574 75 183 .319 H. Aaron, Mil 156 613 116 195 .318 Pinson, Cin 157 630 95 200 .317 Mays, SF 151 573 110 179 .312 Gonzalz, Phil 150 542 78 169 .312 White, StL 157 638 104 196 .307 Flood, StL 153 641 110 196 .306 Lost for Season COLUMBIA, Mo. 'UPI) Mack Gilchrist, starting center for Missouri University football team, will undergo surgery today for a torn knee ligament suffered ":ast Saturday against Northwest em. Gilchrist also incurred E bone fracture in his wrist during the game, and will be lost for the entire season. Enjoy modern SKOAL America's Fastest-Growing Chawing Tobacco >N0ThER FINE PRQOUCI Or UNITEO »7A7£$ TOBACCO COMPANf Fight Results By The Associated Press TOKYO — James Johnson, 125, Philippines, knocked out Yuji Masuko, 125, Japan, 1. READ THE WAN'l ADSI AMERICAN LEAGUE Yszmski, Bos 148 560 90 181 .323 Kaline, Det 141 547 89 170 .311 Pearson, LA 151 569 92 175 .308 Rollins, Min 136 531 78 163 .307 Ward, Chi 155 598 80 176 .294 Malzone, Bos 149 574 66 168 .293 Wagner, LA 146 541 72 158 .292 Fregosi, LA 151 579 82 166 .287 Robinson, Chi 141 509 68 145 .285 Battey, Min 145 503 64 143 .284 Home Runs National League — McCovey, Giants 43; H. Aaron, Braves 42; Mays, Giants 37; Cepeda, Giants 33; White, Cards 27; Howard, Dodgers 27. American League — Killebrew, Twins 45; Stuart, Red Sox 42; Allison, Twins 35; Hall, Twins 33; Howard, Yanks 28. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron Braves 127; White, Cards 109; Boyer, Cards 108; Pinson, Reds 103; Mays, Giants 102. American League — Stuart, Red Sox 116; Kaline, Tigers 100; Killebrew, Twins 96; Wagner, Angels,89; Colavito, Tigers 90. Pitching National League — Perranoski, Dodgers 16-3; Koufax, Dodgers 24-5; McBean, Pirates 13-3; Maloney, Reds 22-7; Marichal, Giants 24-8; Spahn, Braves 21-7. American League — Ford, Yanks 23-7; Downing, Yanks 134; Peters, White Sox 19-6; Bouton, Yanks 20-7; Radatz, Red Sox 14-6. Yesterday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Phil Regan, Tigers, won 15th game, striking out 10 in 8 2-3 innings before needing ninth-inning relief help in 4-1 victory over Washington. BATTING — Norm Cash and Rocky Colavito, Tigers, each hit homer in 4-1 triumph over Senators, Cash connecting in first inning and Colavito in fifth with a man on. MILD TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0185 THOMAS Plumbing & Heating Yoyr Local Franchisee! 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