Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 13, 1960 · Page 18
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 18

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 13, 1960
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fcauu * biM^ AL1UN i^LLUKAPH , JUL* id, Gentile, Mays Seek Swat Crowns Williels .353Jim At .328 NEW YORK (AP) - History doesn't always repeat itself, but Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orl- olrs and Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants are hopeful that it dors by thr end of the 1960 baseball season. Gentile and Mays are the major league batting leaders at the All- Star break. Gentile topping the American League with 1 a .328 average and Mays pacing the National loop at .353. Ordinarily you'd expect them both to be looking ahead to the second half of the campaign. At the same time, however, you can't blamo them for looking back at the batting races of last season. At the first All-Star game break n year ago Harvey Kuenn, then of Detroit but now with Cleveland, and Hank Aaron of Milwaukee were leading their leagues in batting. Kuenn was hitting .356, and he went on to win the American League title with .353. Aaron's .370 mark was high at the mid- season break, and he finished in front of the National League batsmen at .355. But it doesn't always work out that way. In 1958, for instance, Nellie Fox of the White Sox and Stan Musial of the Cards were the batting front-runners at All-Star times. When the season ended, however, Ted Williams and Richie Abhburn were wearing the crowns. If Gentile goes on to win the championship, he will become the first rookie ever to lead the American League in batting. The last National League freshman to gar- wr batting laurels was Pete Reiser of the 1941 Dodgers. Mays is seeking his second hitting title, having won in 1954 with a .345 average. American League Seeks Even Break NEW YORK (AP) - Despite their victory in Kansas City Monday and their superior punch in ! the starting lineup, the National League was no more than even money today to sweep the two- game All-Star set against the physically handicapped American Leaguers. A crowd of some 45,000 was expected to see Pittsburgh right- hander Vernon Law, 11-4, and New York left-hander Whitey Ford, 5-5, face each other on the mound in OLDTIMER TEACHES KIDS GOLFING "*fc NOTES Alton Women Tourney The Greater Alton Women's Golfing Assn. club tournament will get under way Thursday. The first round consisting of 18 holes will be played Thursday and Friday. The tournament will consist of three rounds of medal play. Mrs. Lee Wrest took medalist Juan Marichal New Pitcher Joins Giants For Second Half Flag Bid SAN FRANCISCO (AP) An honors. with a 97 during the qualifying round. Pairings for the first round: CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT Mrs. Lee Wrest vs. Mrs. James Dooley. Mrs. Carol Brokaw vs. Mrs. Bill Nicolet. Mrs. Charles Barnett vs. Mrs. Charles McLain. Mrs. Joe Nagy vs. Mrs. Claude Huss. First Flight — Mrs. Roger Johnson vs. Mrs. Ralph Perry. Mrs. B. F. Ward vs. Mrs. Herb Rink. Mrs. Mike Eckhard vs. Mrs. Paul McCoy. Mrs. R. Senour vs. bye. Second Flight — Mrs. Richard Gleason vs. Mrs. Joe Edwards. Mrs. Paul Springman vs. bye. Mrs. Gene Yost vs. bye. Mrs. Milton Hubertus vs. bye. Mrs. F. W. Albers vs. Mrs. Lee Steiger, Mrs. Bill Winter vs. bye. Mrs. Nelson McReynolds vs. bye. Mrs. Bob Claussen vs. bye. Greater Alton Women The Greater Alton Women's | can only hope the Pacific Coast Golfing Assn. featured low putts;League strikeout king brings the as their event at Rock Springs j electrifying change the addition of Goli Course Tuesday. Winner). Championship flight-low net lineup July 30 and blasted two — Mrs. Joseph Kingery. Event—'triples and two singles. After sev- Mrs. Claude Huss and Mrs. G. — C. Davis, tie. First flight-low net — Mrs. Ray Ashlook. Event — Mrs. Ralph Perry. Second flight-low net — Mrs. Richard Gleason. Event—Mrs. Nelson McReynolds. EDWARDSVILLE — Dutch Leonard, former major league pitcher, shows some aspiring baseball youngsters some of the finer points of the game at a clinic in Edwardsville Tuesday after- Dutch Leonard Displays Talents at Edwardsville noon. Leonard, who pitched for the Dodgers, Phillies, Senators and Cubs, is now a member of the Illinois Youth Commission.—Staff photo. By JERKY BAGLEY EDWARDSVILLL — Dutch Leonard, an all time great knuckleball hurler who spent over 20 years in the major leagues, held a baseball clinic here Tuesday morning for over 200 boys in the Edwardsville Little League. Leonard, now a member of the Illinois Youth Commission, taught basic fundmentals and pitched to over 200 youths. Leonard is a recreation consultant. His job is to go into com- raiJfiities without, an organized recreation program and help the community develop a program. He often talks to groups of boys and tells them the things they can learn about being better citizen from sports. He was offered a coaching job last year with the Phillies but turned it down because he likes his current job. He has been with the Commission since 195K. Leonard broke into the big leagues with Brooklyn in the '30's He spent three years there, two with the Phillies, nine with the Senators and eight with the Cubs. He won 193 games while losing 187, all with second division clubs. In 1939 with the Senators he won 20 and lost eight while the Senators only won 63 games that year. He retired from active play at the end of the 1953 season at the age of 45. He was pitching coach with the Cubs for three years be- fore joining the Youth Commis sion. Leonard is from Auburn, 111 and while in high school he was a phenom with his blazing speed He was a speed bailer until his senior year in high school when he jammed his throwing arm while playing basketball. This injury took a little off his fast ball so when he heard of the knuckler he started to experiment. While in the minors he used his knuckler very little. His rookie year at Brooklyn, under Casey Stengel, the club needed a good knuckle ball thrower. Leonard shyly volunteered and said he could throw a knuckler. Otto Miller was then the catcher for the Bums and told Leonard to step to the mound and he would see how good of a knuckler the youngster had. On the very first pitch Miller held his mitt about chest high but (lie knuckler broke down and hit him on the thigh. Miller shouted "Hey kid, take it easy." Leonard was then on his way to stardom. The Bums shipped him back to Atlanta in July because that club had blown a 10 game lead and was being hard pressed. From July to September Leonard won 13 games. Leonard, after the clinic, said he felt he could still relieve in the big leagues at the age of 52. as a result of being hit by a pitch thrown by Washington's Pedro Ramos last week, is handicapped in the field and on the bases. Detroit's Al Kaline, his understudy in center field, also is bothered by a sore leg. Ronnie Hanscn, Baltimore's rookie shortstop, and Pete Run nels, Boston's baseman, both veteran reported second feeling better after suffering ill effects from the intense Kansas City heat. Frank Mai/one, Boston's bril- the 29th midsummer game and the|i iant third baseman, suffered blis- first in Yankee Stadium since j lel , ed f^t as a resu | t O f the scorch- Utah Golfer Leads at Paris PARIS (AP) — Bill Johnston of Provo, Utah, surprise leader in the French Open golf championship, lives what he considers the ideal existence for a golf professional — bound to neither the tour nor a club. ) "When I get restless around the j club, I go on the tour, with the permission of my club members," he said today. "Then, when I get tired of the tour I go back to the club. You can't beat that." Johnston is pro at the Timpano- goes Golf Club in Provo, Utah. After playing in the centenary British Open at St. Andrews, where he finished respectably at 291, he came to Paris and proceeded to take over honors for the first two rounds. The final 36 holes are scheduled today, and, despite the close packaging of the field, there is a strong feeling the 36-year-old American pro may go all the way. He shot rounds of 66 and 70 Tuesday over the par 72 St. Cloud course for a total of 136, which put him one shot ahead of long' hitting Leopoldo Ruiz of Argentina, who had 67-70. 1939. The Americans, despite their loss two days ago, still led the series, 16 to 12, but the Nationals had taken eight of thr last 12. AL Manager Al Lopez and NL pilot Walter Alston decided to stick to the same hitting orders that faced each other in the 100- degree heat in Kansas City's Municipal Stadium Monday. Lopez, the Chicago White Sox skipper, once again will have the four Yankee sluggers — Roger Marts, Mickey Mantle, Bill Skowron and Yogi Berra—right in the middle where the strength is supposed to be. The quartet didn't distinguish itself in KC, managing only a single by Skowron and two ing terrain in Municipal Stadium. The temperature was expected to be about 20 degrees cooler for today's game, which started at 12 noon with network' radio and television coverage. Tremendously impressed by the one-hit pitching of Bob Friend in his three-inning stint against the American Leaguers Monday, Alston decided to go with another Pittsburgh right-hander today. Law, 30, was equally effective in the first tilt, snuffing out a ninth inning rally. Coming to the assistance of Bob Buhl with two runners on base and only one out, he disposed of the next two batters with seven pitches. It was Law's only walks by the crippled Mantle in i appearance in all-star competi- 10 total appearances. Mantle, still nursing a sore leg early harvest from the farm system, pitcher Juan Marichal, joins San Francisco Friday in a move to strengthen the skidding Giants. The move marks the first player change for Tom Sheehan since he took over as manager June 18. He 'Willie McCovey did a year ago. McCovey broke into the Giants Rosburg Could Return to Form en games he had 14 hits in 3C times at bat and finished with .354 in 52 games. With this year's Giants, includ ing McCovey, in a big slump and tied for fourth place, the call wen out for Marichal. Juan, 21, has had only two ful seasons in the minors. In 1958, h won 21 and lost 8 for Michigan City of the class D Midwes League. He also won two playof games. Last year, the youngster was 18-13 with the pennant-winning Springfield team in the class Eastern League. Again he pitchet two playoff victories. He also led the league with a .239 earned-rui average. Off to a blazing start with Ta coma this year, he compiled a 5-0 record through May 10. Since then Third flight- low net - Mrs. negg and inactivj(y nave made DETROIT (AP) — Injuries, ill-[he has won six while losing five Gay Tu«. Lvent-Mrs. Arthur |pudgy Rosburg almosl an un . Kosnmski. , known rp | a ti v p|y speaking, on the The Greater Alton Women's 1960 professional golf tour. Golfing Assn. will be guest of „,, . , .. Iir . , . The defending PGA champion the Westlake Country, Jerseyville. next Tuesday. IXKkHAVKN LAUiUS The Lockhaven Ladies host^r! the Little District Golf meet at Lockhaven Country Club Tuesday. The event wa* attended by 128 women from Sunset Country Club, Edwardsville, St. Clair Country Club. Belleville and Lockhaven Country Club. Winners: Sunset - Ujw gross ••- Blanche Oh) Low net - Louise Mark* Putti — Elsie Dustman. Blind holes — Clara Cunningham and Agnes Goretz, tie. St. Clair — Low grou—Bar- bara Beuukman. Low net — I'. in the 123,000 kitty. But 125 others had to battle It out Tuesday for W places over Grama rke. Putts — Eleanor Schlasser. fiJUtd hojM — Carrie Heslap. Luckhaven — Low gross Doi Wkskenhauser, Low net •- Jerry iu'esiern's (i.WJU-yai'd course with Koch. Putts — Polly Kiniu-y jiis 3ti.36-7'J |jar Including tics, 7'.' Blind hole* -- Ann Hudson and {qualified ami the Mai liny laid will f«« G'jfeUJ, ft». Jbelttt. \ has had a hand injury, a stomach disorder and a run of so-so golf— and has made only $8.000 on the tour thiti year. Hit» best showing was a tie for third place in the New Orleans Open and a tie lor fourth in the Memphis event. Rosburg won the PGA tournament last year at Minneapolis and will defend his crown next week at Akron, Ohio. His 1959 earnings exceeded $30,OOU. Hobbuit; IK in Detroit for the Western Open, ui)d it might not be a bad bet to wa^er that Iw'l! be a stronger contender. Hosburg did not have, to quality tor the Western, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday with fS.QOO top price money for an overall 11-5 mark and a 3.11 ERA. DREAM BOAT DOMES TRUE! Look Into the of Our (JonvMlent BOAT * MOTOR FINANCING or UU KJSNNV KUJ08 MIDSTATES FINANCE CO, all MUM *l. Pbont UO i East Alton Muny League MONDAY NIGHT Midgets Division Pirates 15, Yanks 5. Junior Division Piasa 16. Rebels 1. Teenage Division YMWA 6, Chiefs 1. TUESDAY NIGHT Midget Division Hawks 11, Yanks 8. Junior Division National Cleaners 9, Dodgers S. Teenage Dlvlnion Trojans 12, Redbirds 1. Alex Webster of the New York Football Giants is a brewery salesman on Mondays, his one day off from football. United States Again Defeats Canadian Team BUFFALO, N. Y. (AP) - Lightning has struck twice for the Canadian pro-amateur golfers in the four-year-old International Cup series with the United States. Tuesday for the second straight year, a U. S. amateur holed out with a sub-par performance in a sudden death playoff to nip the dominion delegation. Ward Wettlaufer, host club champion, turned the trick on the 373-yard, pat 4, first hole of the playoff when he tapped a three- foot putt for a one-under three. Last year much the same happened when the Canadian and U.S. tion. Ford, on the other hand, is an All-Star veteran, "But his record in these games is unglittering, to say the least. In six innings, he had been clipped for 12 hits and nine runs for an 0-1 record. He started in 1954, relieved in 1955' and 1956, and lost in relief last year. 1959 Champ In Link Meet Once Again ~ HONOLULU (AP) - Lanky Bill Wright of Seattle, the 1959 Public Links champ, qualified to defend his title Tuesday — but it took him 19 holes. Sixty-four golfers qualified for match play today. Wright, with 156 for the 36 qualifying holes was tied with 10 others for the final eight match-play berths. Doris Phillips Drops Match In Trans-Miss CINCINNATI, Ohio - Local entries found the going a little tough in the first round of play in the Women's Trans-MlsslRSfppI at the Kevwood Country Club here Tuesday. Mrs. George Bassford and Mrs. A. G. Goveia, Lockhaven, lost first day matches In the fourth flight. Mrs. Bassford lost to Mrs. Warren Schrocder, Cincinnati, 5 and 4 and Mrs. Goveia was defeated by Mrs. Robert Nesmith, Indiana' polls, 2 and 1. Mrs. Bassford and Mrs. Govela will meet in fourth flight consolation round today. The third Lockhaven entry, Mrs. Gordon Smith, lost to Mrs. Harold McSpaden, Kansas City, "J-up, in fifth flight play. Doris Phillips, Belleville, lost in the first round of championship play to Mrs.' Sandra Palmer, Fort Worth, Texas, 2-up. Phillips will drop into first flight play meeting Mrs. Mary Kelly, Columbus, Ohio in today's action. Norside Wins Corkball Crown Norside playground won two! !• ftw Sportllto by JACK BARftAN Sports Editor FOOTBALL TICKETS The season ticket campaign by the St. Louis football Cardinal* has reached a stand still around the 12,000 mark.' The Cardinals want to sell 25,000 season ducats before the opening of the I960 NFL grid season. Several reasons are thought to be the blame for the slowness of the ticket sales. First of all, the St. Louis area has not had top notch football for several years. Although tht TV screen has developed a certain amount of followers of pro football, the average man has not been to a game in yean. Secondly, the hot summer months are not conductive for the selling of,a fall sport. The sports fans are following baseball and the football season seems to be far over the horizon. Thirdly, the price of a season ticket may be a stumbling block. The top season ticket cost |M a piece. This Includes six home games which figures out to be M per game. The price may teem to be a little steep to the breadwinner. hind post are gnat to cheaper seats. Fourthly, the team comMf 16 St. Louis finished in Ow tilltr of the Eastern League la* Betson and although the move may inspire the team to greater heights, the price is so high that a seat buyer may not want to take a chance on watching a loser for six Sundays. The St. Louta Grid Car* tails figured the M. Louto market hungry for pro football and would snap up tickets. The grM Cardinals h«*y a lot to learn about the arta •port fans. < The lure of pro footbafl will be great, but Mr. Fan will not rush out and lay money on the line until he is going to get something for his dollar. ; Other NFL cities have no tWk- et problems and one shining ^x-Z ample is the smallest city in Z the league, Green Bay, Wuj. The ~ i Packers virtually sell out the 32.000 plus park every season and have to keep a few single ". {game tickets aside every season. In Green Bay, so the story «• an old man who Of course, other season tick- 8° es ets cost less, but the seating everv year buvs his ticket °" in Busch stadium is nut ideal and time _ the chances of getting stuck be- Bob Duliba Seriously Hurt The man I* retired and lives on a limited Income and at the start of the ticket buying campaign In that city he puts 50 cento down on hi* season ticket. for the rest of the season he 1 comes in every week and pays - -«• M>U*~ frmkj g* wui iu TTI^« i trvis i ****• • ••* , -. _ ^ I x.w««i*.'a »>• »_ * v. • ,7 «*_v.i« u»\* J' u tf ™ league crowns Tuesday after- i COLUMBIA. Mo. (AP)-JWbert 5,, cent O n his seat. It takes him • noon In a corkball tournament I John teams finished play in a six-point i The 23-year-old Wright and four deadlock in Toronto. ! others made it on the first extra Amateur Ed Meister's 15-foot j hole with a par four. The last birdie putt on the first extra hole provided the margin of victory for two-year hold on the series. Tuesday's event was sent into a three berths were filled on the next hole, as darkness settled the States and ended Canada's over the Ala Wai course near Waikiki. "Now that I am in," Wright playoff when Stan Leonard and > said, "I feel I have as good a Gary Cowan of the Canadians beat Wettlaufer and Dow Finsterwald 2 and 1 in the featured match. Leonard captured unofficial medal honors with a 36-31—71 score over the tricky 6,581-yard course. Par is 36-36—72. Sanford Wine, 32-14 In Junior Church Softball League play Tueseday night 12th Street edged Edwards Street, 16-15, Sanford Avenue won from Alton First Baptist, 32-14, and Curdle Heights won from College Avenue on a forfeit. In racing and breeding parlance a horse is a male who is at least five years old. chance as anyone. Medal play is different from match play. Don't forget that I qualified last yea with a 149, one stroke under thi cutoff figure." Medal honors for the 36 qualify ing holes were divided among three 146 shooters: Harlan (Pinky) Stevenson, 21, a studen from Long Beach, Calif.; Owen Douglass Jr., a Honolulu business man who is the Hawaiian Open champ; and Richard Hopwood, a Phoenix, Ariz., insurance execu live. Stevenson paced the three-man team from Pasadena, Calif., to the Harding Cup trophy with an aggregate of 453. With Pinky's 146 were Dick Clover's 150 and Ray Swede's 157. at Hellrung playground. The junior team (ages 10 through 13) defeated Hellrung. 9-0. Junior team members were John Acker, Rodney Sprooner. Bill Huber and Dave Bazzell. In the senior league, Norside whipped Salu by getting five hits to three for the latter despite no runs being scored. Nor- side got Into the title game by beating Central, 6-0, while Sa'.u made the championship game with a 20-0 pasting of Hellrung. Members of the Norside team were Dave Huber, Bob Rushing and Rick Eccles. The Salu team was composed of Tom Wilson. Bob Scott and Jim Ballinger. Little League Ellen berge.r Braves 5, Dodgers 2 Hellrung 5, Bears 4. a pitcher for the St.; gevera] weeks (o pay for this tick- : Louis Cardinals, was injured; et and maybo even extends seriously Tuesday night in a highway accident that killed three persons. Four were injured. Duliba, 23, of Glen Lyon, Pa., and his wife were on their way to j m ~ ayb e"lt is'a'pack'of the wedding of his teammate, Ray or , A coup | 0 0/ Sadecki, who was to be married,^, J Q lie season Itself. The man has to give up some-' .thing every week in order to put his limited money down, today in Kansas City, Kan. man i well worth it. of bmv gacrifice is ' Duliba suffered head injuries j ,„ add|tfon he , g a chancc , 0 and possible internal injuries. He; fee , close to ^ team by com[n was in serious condition at the. jmo , hp offk . p wwk , Q mak(J University of Missouri Medical jhta ment _ He „ to Center. • His wife suffered lacerations and was in good condition. some of the coaches, players or executives of the club. ! Till the day he dies, that old , jman will buy his seat and the Upper AltOIl Wins ; Packers knowing that the man | will eventually pay his bill are In Senior Church Softball Lea-:always glad to have him and gue play Tuesday night Upper his unusual buying methods. Alton Baptist defeated Hillcrest, j Of course,the Green Bay Pack- 5-3, in six innings. Rain prevent-iers are a community team and ed the seventh inning. {likes its fans. iwh Swiu(| wit J & R AUIO STORES 400 BELLE ST., Phoai HI Suit-gel UUklog Order Desk at (lilt <J£it They're going fast! WEBOUGHTTIRES BY-THE-LOAD TOSAVE YOU MONEY! Hurry! Hurry! GENERAL TIRE SERVICE, lie. »th and fell* SU, ALTON DIftJ NO f*4349

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