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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH "port ussm Classified Established January 15, 1836 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 9, I960 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press SPOftTALK DON PLAHSKI Aiilttint Sport* Hltir Giants Can't Pull Out of Slump I personally made a check on the conditions of the Alton City Men's league diamonds after reading the complaints made about them. My, how justified they are.* Those infields are passable, but they do leave room for improvements. But, those outfields are beyond comparison. I saw low spots filled with water that needed draining. One diamond in deep left field was so full of water that I doubt if any ballplayer would attempt to go after a fly ball for fear of drowning. It looks like the only remedy there is to put a hole In the levee and let it drain back to the river. I saw tire ruts In the same field that were directly in the most used part of left field. This was just carelessness. If the guilty ones could not wait till ground waa dry, then they certainly could take a more round, about route. ; I do think that if Alton hires high school boys' for summer work they can spare a few to spend some time on these diamonds without denting their budget too much. Picking up sticks, rocks, glass, filling low spots j and holes would be an improvement. I'm sure the fel- \ lows playing there would feel a whole lot better. Alton, a fine city, has two above average teams to be proud of—Jackson's and the Chiefs—but yet they have to claim out of town diamonds as home. . Truly yours, HARRY REXFKO, WOOD RIVER. W CKANDAtl AMERICAN ALL-STARS NATIONAL ALL-STARS Foil of players chose these American Leaguers to start All-Star games against National League in Kansas City July 11 and in New York on July 13. Boston Red Sox' Pete Runnels will play second and Frank Malzone will be at third; Baltimore Orioles' Ron Hansen, All r*ll- While on the subject of softbalJ tournament time Is not too far away. Begining July 30 at Jaycee Field! in Wood River (north 6th Street) the Amateur Soft-i ball Association sectional tournaments begin for class! A and B .teams. Tourney officials anticipate eight class A teams i and the same number of class B clubs. The tourney j will end August 13. There will be action every night except Sunday, August 7, which will be left open for any makeup games in the event of rain on previous days. Class B games will be played each night at 7 followed by class A games at 8:30. The championship game in each class is to be played on the final night, August 13. The tourney will be a double elimination affair. Some fine softball is expected to be witnessed on the newest softball field in the area. Leon Emerick is; Assorted Prew. sports Writer tourney chairman and \v111 be in charge of the meet. I KANSAS CITY (AP) — Power shortstop; Chicago White Sox' Minnie Minoso, left field; and Yankees' BUI Skowron, first base; Mickey Mantle, center field; Roger Maris, right field, and Yogi Berra, catcher. (AP Wire- photo) These National Leaguers are scheduled to start in All-Star game at Kansas City on July 11 and in New York on July 13. Chosen by poll of players are Milwaukee Braves' first baseman Joe Adcock, third baseman Ed Matli- ews, rightfielder Hank Aaron and catcher Del Crandall; Pittsburgh Pirates' second baseman Bill Mazeroski and leftfielder Bob Skinner; Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks and San Francisco Giants' centerfielder Willie Mays. (AP Wirephoto) Red Sox Check Key Musial Hits Trigger Ditmar and Yanks j Resuming Cardinal Bid B> FHAVK CRAWFOBD SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Stan's reliever Eli Grba on lour walks'the man driving in key runs these winter to get into playing shape. Even when he was riding the By ED WILKS Associated Press Sports WrUer and just two hits—a three-run' days as the resurging St. Louis bench he "kept in shape to be _ n wasn't so long ago that the ih °mer by Willie Tasby, and a I Cardinals climb into the National; ready." A meeting" Of all managers of" all" teamrin"thelourna-|ana r ple"'n^ oTiVappm^ntly ~is the New York Yankees were wonder-; three-run pop fly double by Frank j League race. | Friday night he hit u curve ball ment is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 17, at i principal ingredient major league ing when Whitey Ford would .get. Malzone. 1 "Hmv rfn v the Roundhouse in Wood River at 2 p.m. Tournament ball players believe necessary to back to form and round out their By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League 'How do you figure a guy like i from pitcher Jack Sanford 350;N ew York Bill Monbouquette (8-7) walked I that:" asked San Francisco Gi- feet over the right field fence near i Cleveland pairings will be made at that time. Information about the tournament may be had by I day and Wednesday i win the All Star games next Mon- pitching staff. Now the stubby: three and struck out eight, saving j ants Manager Tom Sheehan after southpaw is the only starter who his second shutout by fanning!hits by 39-year-old Stan Musial i _ __ •_ it__ _. _A *• . _ i _i i-1_ !A.A. ri -i n * .r~i . _ * -» i \ !»*« s*l»irl i« 4\* f* f*r\ w/4 irto 1 o* tin nfii tier the foul pole. {Baltimore Contacting Dick Eccles Or Frank Waide, both Of Alton, when the American and Nation- has won in the past five games.! pinchhitter Gil McDougald and * * * al League stars line up in Munici-i Jim Coates, Ralph Terry and getting Tony Kubek on a fly with Winners Of the Sectional Tournament at Wood | pal Stadium here Monday for the Bob Turley all missed decisions in j the bases loaded in the seventh. "I wasn't looking for anything j Chicago knocked in the Cardinals' winning j special, but just trying; to hit the Detroit runs against the Giants two games!ball," Stan said. "I just try to!Washington 35 39 .473 10MJ 5 !—t iUo Kaii- !Kansas City 29 46 .387 17 W. L. 45 28 42 31 45 36 42 34 35 39 Pet. G.B. .616 -' .575 3 .556 4 .553 4Vi .473 in a row. River advance to respective state tournaments. The Class B winner will compete in the state tournament at Granite City's Wilson Park beginning August 27. The class A winner at Wood River will go to Monti- celJo for the state meet starting on August 17 and lasting through August 21. While there is no further tourney action for class B teams after Granite City the state champ in class A play takes part in the Regional Tournament at Peru, Indiana, and will bring together state winners from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Kentucky, plus metropolitan champs from Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis and Louisville. After the Regional comes the world championship tournament at Jones Beach, Long Island, N. Y., on Sept. 16 through Sept 23. Defending world champion is Aurora, 111. To Dallas Kansas City Sends Perfect Pitcher Larsen to Minors first set-to of the two-game ex-i that span, and Friday night Art Washington scored four un-j Friday night it was a two-run travaganza, bulging muscles will i Ditmar was tagged with be even more in evidence than j as the Yankees were beaten fielding finesse and speed. The'at Boston by the seven-hit pitch-, at home. Julio Becquer's two-run the ball.' about the stolen his rns Lgill fLLL VI aaiUiJglUU OL.UICTU USUi. mi- * * •"***** ° « i. c AL. „ u 1 .. U«J «T i the loss earned runs while handing the!homer in third inning en route,fl»t of the season, he laughed I aten M! Orioles their fifth straight defeatjto a 7-1 victory. Thursday a two-!™* be getting faster in my old] players themselves picked the i ing of Bill Monbouquette. starters. Los Angeles' Walter Alston of the Manager • Despite Nationals i retained the loss, New three-game ! double brought the Senators from York behind in the fifth against Jack lead: Fisher (5-7). Dan Dobbek homered and Chicago's Al Lopez of the over Cleveland in the American i for the Nats, who also scored on run single in the same frame broke a tie and the Cardinals won! A ^st baseman the last several j season, Musial now is back in left Musial helped hoist the 7-3. birds into a fourth-place tie with he gettjng to u agajn/ . York's Yankee Stadium. , Detroit Tigers, who lost 54 at The speed and wizardry of the Kansas City in 13 innings. In addition to his homer, Musial white Sox, now 7-4 against j beat out an infield single in the jthe Indians, beat Gary Bell (7-7) __ ..... ____ ____ ___ f __ American League's 1359 starting! Ditmar (7-5) dropped his sec- ;w jth two runs in the first inning. second base combination of Luis ond in a row when Boston scored i sherm Lollar's sacrifice fly Aparicio and Nellie Fox, ran second best in the players' poll to gles by Don Buddin and Haywood Baltimore's shortstop, Ronnie Sullivan. The last place Red Sox Hansen, and Boston's Pete Run-!then scored six in the seventh off DUnt single by Nellie Fox. Frank sin ;! brought in the clincher after Luis Aparicio doubled and scored as Ken Aspromonte threw wild on a snare( j honors last night a fe u ow n^if his age Left- Americans are required to use i League. The Indians dropped their i a balk by reliever Gordon Jones.! the Giants. A victory at Los An- j these lineups, exclusive of the '\ third in a row to the Chicago!Pete Ramos (5-9) was the win-jgeles tonight would propel tnej _^ pitcher, for the first three innings j White Sox, 4-1. Washington rapped ^ner, giving up nine hits in his [Cards past the third-place Dodg- __^ e " 'i^VadeckT sefthe^Gi- both here and in the second game!third place Baltimore 9-5 and (first complete game in eight tries ers. ants down on just four singles to Wednesday afternoon in New!gained a_fifth place tie with the;since Memorial Day. In addition to his homer, Musial ^^ his Mrd ma _ or league %dc . tory against four setbacks. The Cardinals, who lost their KANSAS CITY (AP)—Tall, ^30- year-old Don Larsen went back to the minor leagues Friday to see if he can regain the form that enabled him to pitch the only perfect game in World Series history. The Kansas City Athletics, who took the New York Yankee castoff in a trade last winter, announced they were optioning Larsen to Dallas of the American Assn. He had lost five games without winning in the 47 2-3 innings he had pitched this year. The big right-hander went back to the minors "with a good attitude," said Bob Elliott, manager of the A'B and a neighbor of Lai-sen's during the off season in San Diego, Calif. "My arm feels good," Elliott quoted Larsen as telling him before he left Kansas City. "I'm sorry I just couldn't get going." It was in the fifth game of the 1956 World Series when Larsen pitched his- 27 up and 27 down game for New York against the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Yankees won 2-0 and went on to regain the world championship. His overall record was 55-63. The last time he won a game was in June 1959 when he beat Detroit 6-4. Thursday the Tigers beat him 6-3 and got him out early. v Hotly Contested Rowing Races Expected Today SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Another hotly contested race was in prospect today when strong Call, fornia, two Navy crews and a Syracuse alumni boat meet to determine who will carry this country's eight-oared hopes to the Rome Olympics. United States' selections in seven rowing classes were to be decided this afternoon in the finals ol three days ol Olympic trials over the 2,000-meter (1*4 mile) Onondaga Lake course. Favored California and underdog Syracuse powered to impressive, although close, victories Friday in semifinal heats. Navy's varsity and plebe crews placed second to qualify and be* came the first school ln> history to send two boats into the eight- oured final of the trials. Most observers forecast another (if the spectacular finishes that have marked all ol the premier eight • oared heats the last two days. "All four won't he more than ii length apart/' one uoach com- uiented. "It's anybody's race." Seattle Lake Washington Boat Club has an entry in each of the six small-boat iuuds. , Harty Parker, a Navy lieutenant rowing for the Philadelphia Vespers, is the favorite in the single sculls, although he faces still competition from Lake Washington's Harry BJledeu and Art McKinlay ol the Detroit Boat Club. The Vespers' Tom Whyane is the fourth finalist. Another Vesper duo, Jack Kelly Jr. tuid BUI Knecht, Jt favored in the double sculls. Kelly, a champion single skuller, is shooting for his fourth spot on the American Olympic team. Little League* Shurks B, Bear* 5. Indians 13, Wolves B. Pirates 29, Hellrung 9- ttayborn Redbird* 14. Athletic* 10. BBUJJ Godfrey aj. Wildcat* 5. }. Bears 10. Braves 8. nels, a more robust - hitter than Fox but no match for the Chlca- goan in the field. Vic Power Cleveland, probably the best first j baseman in baseball, also lost out, to power hitter Bill Skowron the Yankees. Aparicio, Fox and Power will be on the 30-man AL squad. The American League starting]' lineup win put an awesome array of home run talent on the field in Roger Maris of New York, leading both circuits with 27, Mickey Mantle, Yankee center- fieldpr who has 20, as well as oil Jersey City •stj *f •/ °i! Gets Havana's IL Franchise RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jersey City will fall heir to Havana's International League baseball franchise next week, but may get only a part of the team that goes with it. |Baumann (5-4) won his first as ! a starter since June 5 with a slx- | hitter. j A two-run single by Bill Turtle did it for the A's after Charlie Maxwell's 13th homer gave De! troit a 4-3 lead in the top of the il3th. The Tigers, who have lost 9 \ it 3-all on Al Kaline's two-run homer i n the seventh. Johnny Kucks (2-3) was the winner and Dave Sisler (5-3) the loser, both in relief. Yogi Berra, perennial All Star j Eleven Cubans are on tlie Sugar, catcher, also a Yankee Minnie ffi , ^^ ros , ^ ^ Minoso, Chicago s left fielder, and Frank Malzone, Boston's third baseman, also have power. The National League starters present just as formidable a home run threat in shortstop Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs, who has hit 25; third baseman Eddie Mathews, right-fielder Hank Aaron, catcher Del Crandall and first baseman Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves; San Francisco's incomparable centerfielder Willie Mays, and the second sacker, Bill Mazeroski, and left-fielder Bob! Skinner of the league-leading Pittsburgh Pirates. half now plan to quit the club rather than submit to a franchise shift denounced as American "aggression" by Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. With both the' Cuban players here and with club president Bobby Madura in Havana, there was confusion and dismay when league president Frank Shaughnessy announced Friday the Havana franchise would go to Jersey City, subject to approval by league directors. seventh inning, stole second, reached third on an error and scored his second run of the game as Curt Flood singled. Benched May 26, Musial didn't j ! return to the regular lineup until June 24 when his batting average stood at .234. Since then the de-| termined star—seven times the National League batting champ — has raised his mark to .295. "I'm getting near that .300 mark again," he said Friday night after collecting four hits in seven offi' cial trips in the two victories over the Giants. "I haven't been at bat too often yet this season, so if I can get two or three hits, that average jumps." • ' Musial worked hard during the Johnson Leads in Early Decathlon Competition EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Big Rafter Johnson is back, strong, eager and ready to grab back the world decathlon record. By the time the sun sets tonight, he could eclipse the mark set by Vasily Kuznetsov when the Russian took the world lust -,, . , , i iwziieisuv ran up o.oui Shaughnessy said an emergency whUe Johjjson WJUJ out of cists in Havana and "I feel that H(lnn vvHth nil , nmoh ,,« U ,. P | exists our players can no longer be given any guarantee of safety." 1 But Maduro said the decision to | shift the franchise "is Chiefs Host Decatur, Then Pla> The Alton Chiefs are scheduled ^11 interpret as a demonstration | ^htaT Uyrote'o'p^iKid'tow Fri- • louu-ageous"-* decision "Cubans record Kuznelsov ran up 8,357 points competition with automobile accident injuries. Johnson's previous record was 8,302. Johnson eased an ailing back and leg along until the combined Olympic Games de- toj- lour games this weekend. Tonight the Chiefs host the strong Decatur Merchants in a doubleheader beginning at 7:30 at Jaycees Field in Wood River. Sunday night the--Chie)b battle Jackson's of Alton al Ro.xuna in a twin bill starting at 7:30. The games are part of Central Illinois Soltbull League play. to harm the nation. "For me it means bankruptcy and loss of an entire holding of $400.000," Maduro said. "I don't know what I'm going to do." When Pittsburgh upset Penn day. Then he proved his recovery compete by setting a record pace. In four of the five events on Uie opening day program, the former UCLA star bettered the marks made by the Russian last State the Panthers increased year. He wound up the day with thei redge in the season series.!a 4,750 points. Three i That was 175 more than Kuznel- Pitt now leads 33-23. were ties. sov had at that point. Johnson led the field ol 26 performers in the 100 meters at 10.6 seconds and the shotput at 52 feet. He was near the top in the broad- jump at 24 feet, 9 J /i inches, in the high jump at 5 leet, 10 Inches, and in the 400 meter run at 48.6 seconds. C.K. Yang, u UCLA student who will compete for Formosa In the Olympics, was a runner up at the end of the first day with 4,555 points. Yang won this AAU meet last year while Johnson was absent. He is the only foreigner entered. As expected, Dave Edstrom ol the University ol Oregon was Uie next American behind Johnson. He totaled 4,423 points, followed by Mike Herman, of New York City, with 4,404, Steve Anderson, of Eugene, with 4,282, Dutuie Mcintire of Emporia, Kan., with 4,25], and Phil Mulkey, of Memphis, with 4,206. first five games of the season, now stand 8*2 games behind league ueading Pittsburgh. League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batitng (based on 165 or more at bats)—Gentile, Baltimore, .332 Runnels, Boston, .325. , Runs—Mantle, New York, 68; Maris, New York, 53. Runs batted in — Maris, New York, 68; Gentile, Baltimore, 59. Hits — Runnels, Boston, 95; Smith, Chicago, 94. Doubles — Skowroni New York, 21; Breeding, Baltimore, Runnels, Boston and Lollar, Chicago, 17., Triples—Aparicio and Fox, Chicago, 6; Snyder, Kansas City and Mantle, New York, 5. Home runs—Maris, New York, 27; Mantle, New York and Lemon, Washington, 20. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Chica go, 20; Landis, Chicago, 13. Pitching (based on 7 or more decisions):—Coates, New York, 90, 1.000; B. Daley, Kansas 12-4, .750. Strikeouts — Bunning, Detroit, 106; Pascual, Washington, 94. National League Batting (based on 165 or more t bats)—Mays, San Francisco, 157; Larker, Los Angeles, .344. Runs—Mays, San Francisco. 66; Oar PiyBMti Too Hl|h? REFINANCE Q»t Additional Catii! «•• w C«U Id-Stain •11 lUUGf; NKAil BUQAUYVAY Ftou* HO ««MM -ANNOUNCEMENT- OPENING NIW URVICI * Front Intf AUfwntnr * Irokf Strvlcf it Motor Tuni>Up FLOYD'S AUTO BODY 420 N. Wood Rivtr Avt, Wttrf liver, III. CL tttlf Chicago, and Skinner nd Hoak, Pittsburgh, 58. Runs batted in—Banks, Chica- o, 74; Aaron, Milwaukee, 67. Hits — Groat, Pittsburgh, 109; lays, San Francisco, 105. Doubles — Cunningham, St. 28 48 .368 18Ms Friday Results Boston 8, New York 0 Washington 9, Baltimore 5 (N) Chicago 4, Cleveland 1 (N) Kansas City S, Detroit 4 (13 innings, N) Saturday Games Cleveland at Chicago j Washington at Baltimore i New York at Boston Detroit at Kansas City (N) Sunday Games Cleveland at Chicago (2) Detroit at Kansas City Washington at Baltimore New York at Boston • National League W. L. Pet. G.B. Pittsburgh • 48 29 .623 — Milwaukee 42 33 .560 5 Los Angeles 40 37 .519 8 St. Louis. : 40-38 .513 8V S San Francisco 39 37 .513 Cincinnati 3o 41 .461 Philadelphia 33 46 .418 16 Chicago 29 45 .392 Friday Results Philadelphia 6-3, Pittsburgh 8 (twi-night, 1st game 10 innings) Milwaukee 5, ( Cincinnati 3 (N) Los Angeles 5, Chicago 3 (N) St. Louis 7, San Francisco 1 (N) Saturday's Games Cincinnati at Milwaukee Chicago at Sun Francisco Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Los Angeles (N) Sunduy Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Milwaukee St. Louis at Los Angeles Chicago at San Francisco Louis, 22; Pinson, Cincinnati and Mays, San Francisco, 21. Triples —Pinson, Cincinnati, Bruton, Milwaukee, Kirklaiid, San Francisco and White, St. Louis, 7; Will, Chicago and Skinner, Pittsburgh, 6. Home runs — Banks, Chicago, 25; Aaron, Milwaukee. 24. Stolen bases—Mays, Sun Francisco, 19; Pinson, Cincinnati, 18. Pitching (based on 7 or more decisions) — Roebuck, Los Angeles, 7-1, .875; Williams, Los An. geles, 8-2, .800. Strikeouts — Drysdale, Los Angeles, 136; Friend, Pittsburgh, 109. Cardinals, Sadecki Rip Frisco By ED WILKS Associated Press Sports Writer It appears the San Francisco i Giants, who can't play cards for | high stakes and can't stay up late, now can't win ball games either. They've won only six of 19 since mid-June, when Tom Sheehan replaced Bill Rigney as manager. And they've lost four in a row since Sheehan, who chewed 'em out about the card games and late hours, was named skipper for the. rest of the season by owner Horace Stbneham. Thtt Giants were second, four games out of first, when Sheehan took over. But they're tied with St. Louis for fourth place, BVs games behind, after Friday night's 7-1 thumping by the Cardinals. First place Pittsburgh split a twi-night doubleheader at Philadelphia, winning 8-3 after a 6-5, JIO inning loss. That shaved the I Pirates' lead to five games over the Milwaukee Braves, who beat Cincinnati 6-3. Los Angeles moved into third place with a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs, the Dodgers' fifth straight and 10th in 12 games. The Giants, scoring just five run in their last five games, managed only four singles off rookie Ray Sadecki (3-4), a 19-year-old left-hander. The Cardinals broke up Jack Sanford's shutout string at 21 innings with three runs in the third on singles by Sadecki and Joe Cunningham and Stan Musial's I two-run homer. It was Sanford's sixth loss in 14 decisions. The Phillies beat Pittsburgh for the third straight time in the opener, ending the Pirates' winning string at four as Ruben Amaro doubled and slid home under Roberto Clemente's peg on a single by winning reliever Dick Farrell. The decision at the plate, giving the Phils their seventh consecutive extra - inning victory, touched off a. storm of Buc protests. Fred Green (4-3) was the loser in relief, while Farrell, now 7-2, blanked the Pirates on one hit for 3 1-3 innings. Bill Virdon, who homered along with Don Hoak in the opener, rapped two doubles and a triple in the second game. A walk, and one-out singles by Hoak and Bill Mazeroski broke a 3-3 tie in a four-run fifth against Dallas Green (1-3). Bob Friend, winning bis 10th on the fourth try over two weeks, checked the Phils on seven 1 hits, walking just one and striking out six. Hank Aaron and Wes Covington each drove in two runs for the Braves, with Aaron's 24th home run swapping it up in the third inning off Jay Hook (7-8). It was the fifth straight loss for the Reds, who had only two hits, one Wajly Post's home run, before chasing winner Juan Pizarro (5-2) in the ninth. The Dodgers twice came from behind, then broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth on a walk and Duke Snider's two-out triple off Bob Anderson (2-6). Wally Moon tagged reliever Don Elston for a homer in the eighth. Ed Roebuck (7-1) won his sixth in a row with 6 2-3 innings of four-hit, shutout relief. He now has allowed just one run in the last 25 innings, reducing his earned run average to 2.03. Roger Craig was the Dodger starter. Faith Lutheran Wins In Seuior Church Five games were played in the Alton Senior Church Softball League play Friday night. Delhi dumped St. Mary's 20-. 13; Fosterburg bombed-Elm St. 19-8; Faith Lutheran edged Brown St. 4-2, and First Christian defeated Jiillcrest 13-3. First Baptist won a forfeit by Edwards St. and Main St. woo a forfeit by Curdle Heights. Willard (Bill) Greim of Denver- Is commissioner of the Na- lonal Industrial Basketball League. NEW NOME OF WORLD REOORD HOLDER ALTON DRAG MY ™™™ SPECIAL STOCK OAR MEET tt 8,5 MI-IMG P.M. HA<JI\G—NO to 11 \M. to Completion) Buod la fiuwr tittcli • ultra ttoek ~*U. WATCH THE 00 CAR* IN ACTION IVIRY

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