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By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer Walt Alston was feeling no pain today. It happened this way: Walt's dentist took care of his teeth, the Chicago Cubs took care of the St. Louis Cardinals and the champagne took care of everything else. The champagne put the finishing touches on the 1963 National League pennant chase — — some nine hours after Alston's Los Angeles Dodgers had clinched their first flag since 1959 without even so much as lifting a bat or throwing a pitch. Alston had just left his dentist's chair Tuesday when the news was broadcast in Los Angeles that the Chicago Cubs had defeated second-place St. Louis 6-3 in a day game, eliminating the Cardinals and wrapping up the race for the Dodgers. "Anybody who says we backed into the pennant missed our five games last week,'* said Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale before taking the mound in a night game and holding his own pennant celebration by posting his 19th victory in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. Notified even before they reported to the ballpark that they were the National League champions, the Dodger players reacted as expected—except for catcher John Roseboro. Veteran Wally Moon said, ( Tm happy. 11 Tommy Davis said, "It's a great feeling. 1 ' Moose Skowron called it "real wonderful/' Roseboro's wife told him she had heard of the Cardinals' loss on the radio. She said Roseboro yawned, and went to take a nap. The Dodgers had little opportunity to nap during the season until they moved into St. Louis last week with a one-game lead, swept a three-game series from the Cardinals and returned to Los Angeles with the pennant all but officially clinched. The American League champion New York Yankees began final preparations for the opening game of the World Series, Wednesday, Oct. 2 by trotting out the entire first string—for the first time since June 5—and bombing the Los Angeles Angels 8 -1. For those who had forgotten what the Yankees* regular line-up looks like, here's the batting order that likely will open the Series: Tony Kubek ss, Bobby Richardson 2b, Tom Tresh If, Mickey Mantle cf, Roger Maris rf, Elston Howard c, Joe Pepitone lb, Clete Boyer 3b, Whitey Ford p. Ford brought his record to 24-7, going seven shutput innings before giving way to Ralph Terry. Elston Howard hit a three-run triple in a four-run first inning against Bo Belinsky and the Yankees rolled the rest of the way. Mantle and Maris, in and out of the line-up all year, each stroked one hit. Drysdale, 19-17, had Ron Per- ranoski's relief help in beating the Mets after allowing four hits in seven innings. Wally Moon snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh with a single that drove home Mary Breeding. Moon had only one hit in 26 previous trips to the plate. The actual end of the NL chase came in the eighth inning at Chicago. With the score tied 3-3, The Black Hills PASSION . 29 & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p. Evenings — 8:00 p.m. Prices $1.60 • $2.30 • $2.75 Student Matinee MONDAY - 12:45 p. Prices 75c Call or write for tickets Galesburg Register-Mai) 140 S, Prairie 342-5161 Ron Santo cracked a two-run single for the Cubs, snapping the deadlock and handing the Cardinals their sixth straight loss. Lindy McDaniel got the victory, Bob Gibson took the defeat. In other NL games: Jim Maloney won his 23rd game, striking out 14 in his seven- inning stint, while Vada Pinson and Frank Robinson provided homers in Cinnati's 4-2 victory over Milwaukee. Chris Zachary and Hal Woodeshick combined on a four-hitter as Houston edged Pittsburgh 3-2 and Philadelphia defeated San Francisco 5-4 on John Herrnstein's first major league homer, a pinch-hit job with two out in the ninth. In other AL action: Ray Herbert posted his seventh shutout with a two-hitter while the Chicago White Sox crushed Baltimore 15-0. Joe Azcue hit two homers in Cleveland's 5-1 decision over Minnesota. Jim Binding pitched an eight-hitter and Don Wert homered for Detroit's 1-0 victory over Washington and Boston rode homers by Felix Mantilla and Ed Bressoud to a 5-1 triumph over Kansas City, 3 y The Associated Prei AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. xNew York ... 103 55 .652 — Chicago .... 91 66 .580 llVz . 89 70 .560 14 Vi Baltimore , 83 75 .525 20 Detroit 78 80 .494 25 Cleveland ... 76 82 .481 27 Boston 75 84 .472 28% Kansas City 71 86 .452 31% Los Angeles _.. 70 89 .440 33% Washington ..2 54 103 .344 48% x-Clinched pennant Tuesday's Results Boston 5, Kansas City 1 Detroit 1, Washington 0 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1 Chicago 15, Baltimore 0 New York 8, Los Angeles 1 Thursday's Games Cleveland at Kansas City (N) Only game scheduled NATIONAL L. Pet. G .B. xLos Angeles . 97 60 .618 — St. Louis 91 67 .576 San Francisco . 85 72 ,541 12 Cincinnati 84 74 ,532 13 Philadelphia 83 74 .529 14 Milwaukee 82 76 .519 15 Chicago 80 78 .506 17 Pittsburgh 73 84 .465 24 Houston 62 95 .395 35 New York 50 107 .318 47 xClinched Tuesday's Results Chicago 6, St. Louis 3 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2 Los Angeles 4, New York 1 Philadelphia 5 t San Francisco 4 Thursday's Games Pittsburgh at Houston (N) New York at Los Angeles (N) Philadelphia at San Francisco Only games scheduled. Sport Pages STORM DOORS & WINDOWS See Jerry at LAMBERT'S 39 Public Sq. Knoxville Phone 389-7306 HOME CENTER AND THE LOSER Down His Alley Musial To Be in Charge of Good v Fill for St. Louis (jalesburg Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 1963 PAGE "33 On the Rebounds Friars Get First Test in Little Six Action Friday By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor Successfully hurdling their first two obstacles of the season, the Corpus Christi Friars brace themselves for their initial Little Six Conference test Friday night at Lombard Field. Aledo will furnish the opposition and it seems al- 1 Cubs Make it Official Stan. Cards Miss Series serious in one of the small school con- state's confer- CHICAGO (AP)-Stan Musial will never play in another World Series. When the 42-year-old baseball great announced his retirement two months ago, he said he would like to play in one more classic before hanging up the spikes at the end of this season. But if Musial goes through with his retirement—and there is no reason to doubt that he won't he will have to watch from the front office wings as the Cardinals fight for the pennant. The official end came Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs handed the Los Angeles Dodgers the National League flag with a 6-3 decision over the Cardinals. The loss clinched the pennant for the Dodgers, dropping the Cardinals 6 games out with only 5 games to play. Los Angeles made the day complete with a 4-1 decision over the New York Mets Tuesday night. It will be Musial Day in Chicago today when the Cubs' players, management and fans pay tribute to The Man. The end came in the eighth inning Tuesday when the Cubs scored three runs off Bob Gibson Major League Leaders By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB It. II. Pet. T.Davis, LA 143 548 67 176 .321 151 560 97 179 .320 154 614 85 196 .319 Cepeda, SF Groat, StL Clmente, Pitt 147 577 75 184 .319 H.Aaron, Mil 157 616 117 196 .318 Pinson, Cin Mays, SF Gonzalz, Phil Flood, StL White, StL 158 634 96 201 .317 152 577 111 180 .312 151 545 78 169 .310 154 645 110 197 .305 158 642 104 196 .305 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Ystrzski, Bos 149 565 91 181 .320 Kaline, Dot 141 547 89 170 .311 Pearson, LA 152 573 92 176 .307 Rollins, Minn 136 531 78 163 .307 Ward, Chi 155 598 80 176 .294 Malzone, Bos 150 577 66 169 .293 Wagner, LA Robnson, Chi Fregosi, LA Howard, NY 147 545 73 159 .292 142 514 152 583 69 147 .286 82 166 .285 132 478 74 136 .285 National League — McCovey, Giants 43; H. Aaron, Braves 42; Mays, Giants 38; 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 Braves 127; I H. Aaron, Cards 110; Reds noyer, White, Cards 109; Pinson, 104; Mays, Giants 103. American League-—Stuart, Red Sox 118; Kaline, Tigers 100; Killebrew, Twins 96; Colavito, Tigers 90; Wagner, Angels 90. Pitching National League — Perranoski, Dodgers 16-3; Koufax, Dodgers 24-5; McBean, Pirates 13-3; Maloney, Reds 23-7; Marichal, Giants 24-8; Spahn, Braves 21-7. American League—Ford, Yanks 24-7; Downing, Yanks 13-4; Peters, White Sox 19-6; Bouton, Yanks 20 -7; Radatz, Red Sox 14-6. (18-9), breaking a 3-3 tie. Chicago ran up a 3-0 lead with the help of Billy Williams' 24th home run with a man on in the sixth. But St. Louis, in the depths of a deep hitting slump begun when they dropped three games last week to the Dodgers, broke loose in the seventh to tie the score. Dick Groat opened with a walk and Musial sliced a hit to left. Then Ken Boyer shattered an 0-27 slump with a two-run triple and George Altman singled home the tying tally. However, the Cubs came back in the next inning on Ron Santo's two-run single and a hit by Ellis Burton that brought in the final marker. Lindy McDaniel (13-7) received I to freshman Lui Spinillo most redundant to say that the Mercer County school, perennial power in the Little Six, looms as a formidable foe. There appears to be one big question at this point. Can the charges of Coach Jim Phalen, hit hard by graduation last June, be considered serious title tenders strongest ence. Based on happenings thus far, wc must assume that Corpus Christi rates as a possible threat in the conference race. The Friars arc now 2-0 for the season, turning back RMA of Aledo 26-7 in the opener and scoring a 13-7 victory over the Western (Buda) Rams last Friday. In both games this season the Friars have been forced to go against larger foes, but ia each case they have offset this disadvantage with speed and hustle. Spirited blocking and tackling, augmented by sharp execution of plays, have kept the local Irish one step ahead of their opponents thus far. The line as a whole has performed well and the backfield— from senior letterman Pat Prina — has credit for the victory, pitching in relief of starter Glen Hobbie. Today, Ernie Broglio (16-8) was scheduled to face the Cubs' Larry Jackson (14-17). nd Faces Arm Surgery BALTIMORE, Md. (UPI) Chuck Estrada, who pitched only 31 1-3 innings for the Baltimore Orioles this season, was expected to undergo surgery today on his right elbow. Estrada was placed on the Oriole disabled list June 8 because of a calcium growth in his elbow. Hub ItoyaIs Sell Player COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) Reed, a five-year veteran of National Basketball Association action, has been sold by the Cincinnati Royals to the Los Angeles Lakers. Reed, a former Oklahoma City University star, began his NBA career with the St. Louis Hawks during the 1958-59 season. been impressive. Prina, who passes, runs kicks from his quarterback post, and fullback Dan Ridings have been the chief ground gainers for the locals. However, they have been aptly backed up by halfback Chuck Miller and Spinillo. Prina made a big play on defense last week when he caught the Western receiver from behind on the two-yard line and prevented what appeared to be a certain touchdown. This was a 75-yard run-pass play by the Rams just as the half ended. Coach John Thomas is in his first season as head football coach at Aledo and so far has been pleased with the Green Dragons, even in defeat. They romped past Orion 20-0 in their opener and lost 39-20 to a powerful Geneseo team last week. Geneseo, boasting one of its strongest teams in many a year, had a big size advantage over the Dragons and got the most out of this edge in the first quar- Ghost v Writers Predict Close Series By OSCAR FRALEY (Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.) NEW YORK (UPI) - The "ghosts" are warming up their typewriters today and most of them will tell you it's going to bo a tough World Series. These spectral gentlemen of the press are the ones designated to provide syntax and semicolons for various baseball idols who, through one media or another, will give you the inside dope on what happened behind the scenes. Some of the announced "writers" will be such as Casey Stengel, Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle with more certain to fal* low. These all are very able conversationalists, particularly Stengel, and well able to analyze and examine the results of each game as it is played. But it is the way of the trade that somebody has to put it down on paper for them. And, if you will, imagine trans­ lating Stengel into a mere 500 word story. Particularly if the game goes into extra innings. Without drawing a deep breath, old Case could tell you enough tc fill your whole evening newspaper and have enough left over for two or three encyclopedias. Need Some Seasoning It is to be doubted, however, that most folks would understand him right straight off unless they had spent a season or two trans- la ing St>*P"o'esf j or maybe san-o skrit. Because he recaps a game something along these lines: "Well now it was a close thing up until that feller at short had that bad bounce like one time in Kansas City when a feller in a saloon but that's something else again and if you remember the sixth inning of the third game in 1922 you have to admit that there was another pebble hit one time and you can't always judge whether the feller should have or didn't but you have to take into consideration like one time body covers Keokuk one second no- anyhow at or maybe it was Philadelphia and the ball goes through and where are you if you don't hit the home runs because there ain't no defense in a situation like that except. . See what I mean? Not even one breath to help you figure out where to slide in a comma. Which, happily, makes the "ghost" very necessary. Although there are times, if you've ever worn a literary shroud, that you might wish ballplayers stayed ballplayers and left the writing to us alleged writers. Diss's Language Difficult Like the time a writer was as- and screamed "How do you spell 'slud'?" »Vhich is how old Diz says "slide." But U you think he had troubles, pity the man who was Babe Ruth's "ghost." His chore was to turn out 500 words daily on the Babe's feelings and description of with the Cubs but he a series didn't even uel to go to Chicago with Ruth. The Babe was to wire enough for a 500 word story. Finally the Babe's first storv came in. "Hit two." That was all. signed to He was from Chicago host" for Dizzy Dean. and had need more descrip- writer wired back. The Babe was willing. His wire "Urgently tion," the bounced right back. Hit two. Fast balls." Hardly the ghost is now alive difficulty translating Dizzy's col- who can make 500 words out of orful Ozark language assassina- that. The rumor has persisted tor tion into drawling prose. Finally the time came when he leaped up years that Babe's "ghost" made a real one of himself. ter. The Leafs scored three touchdowns the initial period but were outscorcd by one point the rest of the three quarters. Although relatively small and inexperienced, the Green Dragons sport plenty of speed and a dangerous aerial attack. They are reportedly in good physical shape for Friday night's game. Kickoff time Friday is set for 7:30. By JOE RRICHLER NEW YORK (AP)—Next season Stan Musial will begin a new career with the St. Louis Cardinals as vice-president in charge of good will. That should be a breeze for Stan tho Man. He's had more than 20 years experience at it. In his long and honorable service with the Cardinals, Musial has earned fame, wealth and immortality with his bat but also with his innate good sonse. restraint and balance. Despite his enormous individual gifts, he has been a star without a first person complex who always kept tho welfare of his team ahead of his o w n. A man of fierce pride, he is also a man of good humor and priceless disposition who never allowed himself the luxury of temperament. He has, in fact, never argued with an umpire. He is not just a player in St. Louis; he is also a leading citizen. Fans of the Mound City, as well as (hose from all over the nation, will bid farewell Sunday to the National League's greatest player but they'll never forget him. They'll remember him for his numerous records, for his peculiar, hip wiggling batting stance, for his iron man performances, for his versatility and they'll also remember him for his charac- Strategy ter, his integrity, his kindness, his consideration of others and for his wonderful ability to remain just plain Stan Musial despite his enormous greatness. All of his managers Southworth, Eddie Billy Works for Seminoles TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI)— All through the off-season Florida State's football coaches concentrated on ways to stop Miami quarterback George Mira in the 1963 opener. Bill Peterson, the head coach, admitted it was one of the toughest jobs he ever faced but felt he had the answer in directing his defense to pressure Mira on every play. It was a gamble but his Seminoles did exactly what he told' them last Friday night and the result was a stunning 24-0 upset which earned Peterson one of the most satisfying wins of his career and designation as United Press International's "Coach of the Week." Marion, Walker. Eddie Fred Dyer, Marty Stanky, Harry Hutchinson, Solly Hem us and Johnny Keane — have paid tribute to him. So have hundreds of persons from all walks of life, from President Kennedy to Butch Yatkeman, the Cards' clubhouse man. "Musial is the greatest player of our time, 1 ' said Stanky. In many ways, this season, his 22nd with the Cardinals, has been one of 42-year-old Stan's best despite his comparatively low batting average and almost complete loss of speed. "He astounded mc during the last 30 days of the season by the way he responded despite aches and pains and obvious weari- marvelled Manager Kcane. During the surge in which we won 19 of 20, he kept getting key hits that either tied the score or put us ahead. Every day I'd say to myself, 'He can't do it again/ but he did through some superhuman effort. I wanted *1 Peterson said he decided concentrate on rushing Mira when he learned Miami would have two sophomores in the backfield — one at a halfback post and the other at fullback. He said the inexperience was bound to hurt Miami and put that much extra pressure on Mira. "We worked on rushing and assistants Don .James, Gibson and Bill Proctor ca to rest £ 0 ! him but I didn't dare because I knew if I did I'd be hurting the club." Mira, Vinci! up with a fine defensive game plan. It enabled us to get ready for the things we thought Miami was going to do," Peterson said. Spahn Slmrra Award NEW YORK (UPI)-Left-hand- ers Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves and Gary Peters of the Chicago White Sox today were named winners of the "Van Heusen Outstanding Achievement Award" for August. Join Game Rosters NEW YORK (UPI) - Shortstop Chico Cardenas of the Cincinnati Reds and outfielders Vic Power of the Minnesota Twins and Roman Mejias of the Boston Red Sox today joined the rosters for the L a t i n-Amcrican major league players game at the Polo Grounds Oct, 12. Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Hector Lo* pez of tho New York Yankees will manage tho teams. MEN WOMEN from ages 18 to 52. Prepare now for U. S. Civil Service Job openings in this area during the next 12 months. Government positions pay as high as $446 00 a month to start. They provide much greater security than private employment and excellent opportunity for advancement. Many positions require little or no specialized education or experience. But to get one of these jobs, you must pass a test. The competition is keen and In some cases LINCOLN SERVICE, Dept. 188 Pekin, Illinois I am very much interested. Please send me absolutely FREE (1) A list of U. S. 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