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OUT AT THE PLATE - Atlanta Braves Orlando Cepeda is out at the plate attempting to score from first on a hit to centerfield by Clete Boytr. Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Jeff Torborg keeps a Keyes announces retirement PITTSBURGH (UPI)-Brady Keys, retiring defensive back who believes he owes the National Football League "something." will donate a minimum of $15,000 a year to the NFL players pension fund. Keys announced Monday he would retire from football to devote full time to his husiness,-a chain of 10 take-out restaurants known as All-Pro Chicken Co. "I feel 1 owe the league something." Keys, who played carnerback for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, said. He said S15.000 would be his minimum annual donation to the pension fund, "but 1 expect in time it will he in excess of that amount." An alumnus of Colorado State, Keys broke into pro football with the Pittsburgh Sleclers in 1361. The Steelers traded him to the Minnesota Vikings in mid-season of ISG7. He then was traded to the Cardinals during the 19011 training season The Cardinals traded him to New Orleans far John Gilliam, a wide receiver, in the off season. Perfect games MILWAUKEE - The ABC issued 425 awards for 300 dames In the 19515-59 season. By MILTON R1CHMAN UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI i -Roberto Clcmente's neighbors in his native Puerto Rico think a whole lot of him. So much lhat they approached him not long ago and asked him whether he ivouli conscnl to run lor mayor in a future election. Most ballplayers, particularly those thinking of retirement, as the going-on-35 Pittsburgh outfielder is, automatically would say sure, what did they have to lose'.' Roberto Clemente isn't most ballplayers. He likes to weigh things before deciding, He told those who came m him with the prosposition he'd like to think it over. He has and the answer is no The reasons for his answer afford a pretty good insight into Roberln Clemente. "There was no use for me to say y.-s because 1 am not a politician," lie explains. "Say. (or example. I was elected and a situation came up where 1 was told I had to compromise. I could never do that, 1 can't compromise." light look at Cepeda as he slides around home. The Braves beat the Dodgers 2 to move one and one-half games ahead of them in the Western Division. Public Links play tomorrow in Erie ERIE, Pa. (UPD-Defending champion Gene Towry of Richardson. Tex., leads a field of 150 into the 44th annual National Public Links golf championship Wednesday. The 72-hole tournament, being held here for the first time, will be played over the long and heavily-wooded Downing Municipal Golf Course. Entrants, except Towry who was exempt from qualifying, survived sectional qualifiers in which a record field of 3,759 Shenango wins Suburban tilt The Shenango Nationals edged the Union Yankees 3-2 last night in the Suburban Junior Baseball League at Shenango. Wilmington Area dumped Ilillsville 9-3 as they scored runs in all but the second inning Jan Budai hurled a two-hitter for Shenango while Phil Srhuller led the offense with two hits and drove in two runs. Srhuller also stole three bases. Budai struck oul eight and losing pitcher Bob McKnight fanned nine. Jim Cox led Wilmington with a double and triple while Tom Peters had a home run and Reed Coughenour hit a double. Jerry Sankey was the winning hurler while Glen Paiiella was charged with the- loss Roberto Clemente That's the perfect tipoff on Roberto Clemente right there. Not only Roberto Clemente. the person . But Roherto Clemente. the ballplayer. He happens to be nursing a troublesome lelt shoulder at the moment and this circumstance is sure to provoke some of his critics into saying there goes Clemente with another one of . his imaginary ailments again. Clemente has no guilt complex or anything like that but he knows there are same people who are going to say thai about him now because these same people have said the same thing before. They don't know his left shoulder hasn't been right since he ran into a wall in Florida chasing alter a foul smash in a game against the lied Sox. Nine of 10 other outfielders wouldn't even try for it in a spring training contest. They also don't know Clemente took a cortisone shot in his shoulder Tuesday after rajiping two hits against the Phillies, and that he has a huge lump atop his shoulder nearly the size of a baseball. But that's nothing new because there are some competed. All the players in the field are amateurs who regularly play only on public courses, Some people refer to them as "weekend duffers." but most are far from that-including the defending champion, who is an ex-professional. Downing will play to a par Ufi 3571 over 6,954 yards, most of it winding between trees and with water coming into play on several holes. The course is only seven years old. Waller Livingston, a production supervisor from New Kensington. Pa., said. "11 seems long enough to be an Open course." Ted Grassi. the pro and supervisor at Downing Park, is pleased both with the condition of the course and the test he says it will provide. Although the course is hilly and trees flourish, Grassi says there is not a "blind shol" required on any of the 18 holes. "We are proud of the fact vou never have a blind golf shol." he said. "You can sit1 ail the pins, assuming von are in the fairway." Towry. runner-up in this tournament in 1957. won last year with a 12-over-par 292 at Dallas. Grassi figures about a 208, 4-over-par. should win this lime Town's three-man Dallas team which won an 11-stroke victory in the team race lasl year, also will defend its title. ROBERTO CLEMENTE things most people don't even want to know. One of the conditions which has always irritated Clemente is that for some curious reason he frequently has been doubted about the exicnl of his injuries He has averaged nearly !4ft games a season during his In years with Pittsburgh, has played 2.014 games in that time, has compiled a .312 lifetime batting average which is the second best among all In home run derby Howard not far By JOHN JEASSONNE UP! Sports Writer Even an asterisk may not save Babe Rulh's home-run record (his season, because Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson isn't the only man ahead of the Sultan of Swat's 1927 pace toward 0 homers. The other guy is Frank Howard, who blasted .Nos. 31 and 32 Monday night to power the Washington Senators post Cleveland, 7-2. "As far as I'm concerned," Howard said. Tm not in a home run contest. Hitting my 33rd is my goal I'm hilling as well as I'm going to hi) and Rams making deals LOS ANGELES (UPI) -George Allen, head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, is known by nicknames varying from "Trader Allen" to "that thief" when the rest of the National Football League opens a discussion on his ability to make a trade. In his four-year tenure with the Rams, Allen has made 41 trades to strengthen his team, and rarely has he been burned by a bad deal. The affable Allen made Nos. 40 and 41 Monday, acquiring lullback Israel "Izzy" Lang from the Philadelphia Eagles and flanker Claudis James from the Green Bay Packers. . With the 232-pound Lang. Allen bolstered his running back corps, which was badly depleated last season because of injuries. To get the speedy Lang, who is rated just below the league's best runners, the Ram coach gave up John Zook, a rookie defensive end from Kansas, and Harold Jackson, a swift 5-foot -10, 160-pound receiver. In the deal for James, who is 6-2 and 190-Allen gave up a future draft choice. James. 26. from Jackson State, has two years of NFL experience behind him. most of it as a Packer reserve. Actor Melody favored at The Meadows WASHINGTON. Pa. (L'PIi Despite his lack of finishing speed in the last four races. Actor Melody apparently will (loin inate the featured seventh race tonight at The Meadows The Dragon Fly celding showed goad early speed in all ol his races, hut he lost in the stretch. Owned by Paul Secov ol Pittsburgh. Actor Melody was a 5-2 overnight choice. One of the last colts sired by Adios. Keystone Romero, was a 10-1 outsider in the pace. Fiddlesticks, winner of four races in six starts at the Meadows, was a 3-1 favorite in the morning line for the eighth race, also a featured pace. Human Sword and Blue Grass Pick were expected to supply cood competition. Ardcn Vern was the 3-1 overman! pick in the ninth race. for Mayor? active National League perfumers and ranks among the top It) in the Pirates club history in 12 different departments, yet some still wink and give you tliat don't-you-belicve-it glance anytime Clemente claims he's hurting. icrnlie when Miami this spring and was going tu Puerto fiic" to sec a doctor about my shoulder," be recalls. "One of the writers came over to me and asked What's bothering yon now'.'' I said to him how do you know anything is bothering me'' He said Well, something always is. isn't if "Then, when he found nut I was going to Puerto Hico. ho said. 'Why do you have to go there'' We have much better doctors here ' He didn't say We have iot of good doctors here.' What he said was that the doctors were much better here lhan Ihey wore in Puerd Rico. I didn't bother asking him htiw lie knew that. I could sec what he was trying to do " It wasn't long afterward that Clemente was quoted as saying that boy (Jackson) keeps hitting them and hitting them. To ine, it's no big thing." The Senators also received 6 2-3 innings of perfect relief from Casey Cox and Mike Epstein smashed his 20th homer with a man aboard in the fifth. Elsewhere Minnesota i n-creased its Western Division lead to three games with a 6-5 victory over Kansas City while Oakland tost to Chicago, 2-0. Boston downed Detroit, 7-2. and California slapped Seattle. 5-1. Baltimore and New York were idle. In the National League, Houston whipped San Francis Aaron keeping Braves ahead of LA Dodgers By JOE CABN1CELLI UPI Sports Writer Hank Aaron's assault on the all-time home run records is keeping the Atlanta Braves in a Shepard still not on block PITTSBURGH (UPIi - The Pittsburgh Pirates' sagging performance has nol yet put manager Larry Shepard on Ihe "hot seal" with Ihe club's front office. General Manager Joe ... Brown said Monday Shepard still has his "100 per cent support " The Pirates !osl their seventh straight game Sunday to Ihe New York Mets. They were to have hosted the Montreal Expos Monday night, hut the game was postponed because of wet grounds and resched uled as part of a twi night doubleheadcr Wednesday night. "1 sure wouldn't say that arry is on the hot seal." Brown said. He is one of the finest men in the world. I have confidence in his ability." Brown admitted he would never announce plans to change managers before a final decision was made. 1 nevei have nor will ! ever sive any indication in advance that I'm dissatisfied wilfi a manager.' lie said. "All managers arc replaced sooner or later just as all general managers are replaced sooner or later." Shepard. working on ins second one year contract, led the Pirates to a seventh place lin-ish lasl year in the National . eague The club now has fallen to fourth place in ihe league's Eastern U i v i .s i o n. playing 469 ball. Brown said he did not mind talking about Shepard's longevity with Ihe cluli- "It's the oe cessity that the question lias to arrive because of the way we are playing that bothers me." the general manager said Equally bothered by Ihe stream of losses. Shepard said Mondav he would no longer put tll! i the I Mickey Mantle.; infirmities osuall; were ovei publicized when he was with the Yankees The Piilsbingli Mcpeist.i: says lie didn't sav it the way it appealed in the paper "What I said was Here, look .it all these marks I pp on my body from different injuries Nolxidy ever writes anvthing ahnut these, hut Ihey always write about Mickey Mantle's injuries ' I wasn't saying anything against Mickey Mantle 1 respect Mickey Mantle and I know what a great hallplaver he was." In Ihe recent general balloting. Clemente wound up as one of Pittsburgh's three top all-lime outfielders along with the two Waner brothers. Paul and Lloyd. To gain that distinction he had to beat out three Pirate Hall of Famers. Max Carey, Fred Clarke and Kiki Cuyler plus a fourth outfielder, Ralph Kiner. who also may wind up in Cooiierslown.iome day. Oh yes. Hohcrta Clemente is hilling "Only" 31a now What can' you expect from , guy who always has something wrong with him? behind co. H-2, Atlanta defeated Los Angeles, 5-2 and Cincinnati beat San Diego, 5-3, St. Louis at Philadelphia and Montreal at Pittsburgh were rained oul. Jackson, with 34 homers, was among the A s handcuffed by Chicago's Gary Peters, who pitched a two-hitter, struck out nine and didn't allow a runner past second. Luis Aparicio scored both White Sox' runs after singles in the first and third innings. Minnesota rebounded o n pinchhitter Chuck Manuel's two-run single, which capped a three-run rally in the eighth inning. Kansas City pitcher Jim Rooker belted homers in the comfortable position, Aaron smashed his 532nd homer Monday night as the Braves whipped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-2. The victory moved Atlanta a game and a half ahead of the Dodgers in the National League's Western Division race. The home run. Aaron's 22nd of the season, came in the third inning after Tony Gonzalez walked and left Aaron only two behind Jimmy Foxx for fourth place on the all-time list. Babe Ruth. Willie Mays und Mickey Mantle are Ihe three ahead of him. Elsewhere, Cincinnati beat San Diego. 5-3 and Houston routed San Francisco. 82. S1 Luuis at Philadelphia and Montreal at Pittsburgh were rained out. In American League action. Boston downed Detroit. 7-2. Washington beat Cleveland. 7-2. Chicago blanked Oakland. 2-0 at Milwaukee, Minnesota shaded Kansas City. 6-5. and California helted Seattle. 5-1. George Stone pitched a three-hitler for the Braves to gain his ninth victory against two losses. Two of the hits were homers, bv Jim Lefebvre and Bill Russell. Tony Perez slammed a two-run triple to highlight a three-run seventh-inning outburst that carried the Reds over the Padres. Chlco Ruiz reached base on a bunt single and was sacrificed to second and Pete Rose was intentionally walked. Bobby Tolan singled to snap a 2-2 lie and Perei followed with his triple. Rookie Van Kelly scored one run and homered for another for San Diego. Don Wilson struck out 14 batters and doubled in a run durinc a four-run seventh inning burst to lead the Astros over the Giants. Wilson, who pilched a six-hitter, allowed a run in the first on a single to Tito Fuentes, a wild pilch and Bob Burda's single and gave up only lour hits thereafter, STEREO 4 and 8 TRACK PLAYERS For As Little As We aso 4 and For Only Now at 241 4 Wilmington Rd. Formerly Tillki Rambler 658-4728, 658-5503 Sole and Service Hours: Mom, Thun. fl A.M. To 9 P.M. Tuej., Wed., fri. BAM. Jo 5 P.M. iot. 8 A M. To 2 P.M. MEMBER. AUTO INDUSTRIES HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMITTEE SEVENTEEN Jackson third and fifth, but he couldn't do it alone and suffered his sixth loss against no wins George Scott socked two triples and a single and scored three runs to help Boston's Itay Culp to his llth victory and lift the Red Sox to within a half-game of second place Delroil in the Eastern Division. Andy Messersmitli of the Angels scattered lour hits and retired 21 of the last 24 men he faced and Angels' third baseman Leo Rodriguez got into the home run act with a two-run blast in the fourth inning. That gives Rodriguez three homers, and leaves him 6B games behind Ruth's pace British course windy LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England tUPII-Most or the 130 contestants for this week's British Open golf championship go into today's second official practice hoping against hope that the blustery winds ease off. But one man not particularly worried about the near gale-force gusts which frustrated an international field Monday, was 1968 U.S. Open champion Lee Trevino, "I hit the ball real low and since I'm using the little (Britishi ball, I've been pretty accurate so far. " said the 29-year-old Mexican from Dallas. The chunky Mexican was rated a 12-1 chance along with New Zealand's Bab Charles, who won here in 1K when Lytham last hosted the event. Masters champion George Archer and Australian Bruce Devlin. But his confidence belied the odds. Trevino conceded the od-dsmakers right to name Billy Casper and defending champion Gary Player of South Africa at the head of their list but shook his head at the mention of Jack Nicklaus. who joins the other two. as fi-1 co-favorite No problems for back handed putter Orvitle Moody, the reigning U.S. Open champion from Chii -kasha . Okla.. via the U.S. Army. "The greens are just beautiful and I've found this course suits me fine." be said. Masters champion An-lior defied doctors order to gn out on the course. The 29-year-old star from Gilroy. Calif., spent all day Sunday in bed wilh u stomach complain! ami a cold "The doc said 1 could do a little putting but that's all until Tuesday. But how the heck can you get to know a course sitting MAKE-UP GAME PHILADELPHIA HTlThe Philadelphia Phillics-St. Louis Cardinals game rained out Monday night will be made up Wednesday as part of a twill ight doubleheadcr. 39 carry a large selection of 8 TRACK TAPE $C95 J VELTRE-BURRELLI Sales and Service, Inc. By Uaited Preit InteniUotwl Nidoul Lei cut Cut W. L. Pel. CB Chicago 52 31 .627 .. New York 45 H .570 5 SI. Louis 40 44 .478 12 Vi Pittsburgh 38 43 .469 13 Philadelphia 36 43 456 14 Montreal 26 55 .321 25 West W. L. Pel. GB Atlanta 49 34 .590 ... Los Angeles 46 34 .575 li Cincinnati 42 35 .545 4 San Francisco 45 39 .536 4"-i Houston 43 42 .506 7vz Sun Diego 29 57 .337 21 v Monday's Results Houston San Francisco 2 SI Louis al Phi la pod., rain Montreal at Pitts ppd.. rain Atlanta 5 Los Ang 2 Cincinnati 5 San Diego 3 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Chicago Uenkins 11-5) at New York iKoosirian 5-5). 2 St. Louis iGihson IU-61 al Philadelphia (J. Johnson 4-8 , 7:30 p.m. Montreal I Robertson 2-6) at Pittsburgh iBIass S-Sl. 8 p.m. Cincinnab iCloninger 5-11) at San Diego (Sanlonni 3-7 . 11 p.m. Atlanta tPappas 4-7 and Reed 7-61 at Los Angeles (Drysdale 4-3 and Osteen 10-7), 2, 9 p.m. Houston (Dierker 11-5) at San Frnaclsco (McCormick 5-4 1, 4 p.m. Wednesday's Games Chicago at New York, night St. Louis at Phila, 2, night Montreal at Pitts, 2, twi-night Cinci at San Diego, night Atlanta at Los Ang, night Houston at San Fran American League East W. L. Pet. GB Baltimore 58 25 .591 ... Detroit 44 34 . 564 10 Boston 46 37 .554 11 Washington 45 42 .517 14 New York 40 44 .476 17 Vi Cleveland 32 50 .390 24 Vi West W, L. Pel. GB Minnesota 47 34 .5H0 ... Oakland 42 35 .54 5 3 Seattle 36 45 .444 10 Chicago 35 45 .438 UV Kansas City 35 47 .427 12'i Cabfornia 30 50 .375 17 V: Monday's Results Chicago 'l Oaklnd 0 Minn 6 Kan Cilv5 Wash 7 Cleveland 2 Boston 7 Detroit 2 California 5 Seattle 2 i Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDTt California (McGlnthlin 5-7) at Seattle (Roggenburk l-2i. II p.m. Kansas City (Nelson 5-7l at Minnesota (Miller 2 2). 9 p m Oakland iHunter 57 and Nash 4-ji al Chicago iKdmond-son 1-1 and Horlcn 5-t. 2. 7 p m New York t Peterson 9-9 and Burbach 5-6i at Baltimore (Phoebus 7-2 and Cuellur 8-7i, 2. 5:30 p.m. Cleveland 'Law Bfli al Washington 'Coleman 4 7). 7 31) p in. Detroit il.olich 11-H at Boston iStangc 3-5 or Nagy A 1 1. 7:30 p m 95

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