Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 3, 1960 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 3, 1960
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PAGE FOURTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, I960 Majors Expand, Continental Dead Each Loop Will Get Two Teams CHICAGO <AP>—The Continental League is dead. But the dream of a vigorous New York attorney and an aging baseball executive did not pass without forcing the major leagues to expand from eight to ten teams. The decision to expand was made Tuesday at a joint meeting between the Continental League and the expansion committee of the A m e r i c a n and National leagues. Walter O'Malley, owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and chairman of the National League's ex pansion committee made the announcement that all three leagues had unanimously agreed that four teams from the Continental League would be nsborbed by the American and National leagues. Okay MOVP While O'Malley was relating that the suggestion was made by Lou Perini. owner of the Milwaukee Braves, attorney Bill Shea, founder of the Continental League, and Branch Rickey, 70, its president nodded in agreement. O'Malley said there had been no discussions as to which leam.-s would be selected by which league but added "we immediately will recommend expansion and wcj would like to do it by 1961." ' Speculation was that New York and Minneapolis-Si. Paul would become major league cities .along with a Texas team. ••-••• "The Continental League unan imously accepts the proposal outlined by Mr. Perini," said Rickey. "Four of the clubs will be taken by the American League and the National League. Another four clubs can be taken subsequently, within a reasonable amount of time, which has not been stated." In the eventuality of adding an additional four teams, major league baseball probably would be broken down into three eight-team leagues. O'Malley, acting as spokesman for the American and National leagues, said be expected the two leagues to meet jointly within a month to iron out necessary details of expansion. So ended a Ihree-year war initiated by Shea after O'Malley had spearheaded a drive which moved the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1957. New York Out This move left New York without a National League baseball dub and Shea, heading a commit- ' tee lo regain a second minor i league learn lor New York, con-| fronted the majors with a proposal i to expand. It was turned down. Left no other alternative, Shea began working on a third league and the Continental came into official being June 27, 1939. The end came Tuesday when O'Malley finished making his announcement. Rickey, asked if this move Pictured above are four of top six women golfers who competed in the Greater Alton Women's Golfing Association golf tournament at Rock Spring course Tuesday afternoon. From left to right, Mrs. Roger Johnson, first flight champion; Mrs. Gus Albers, sec- FIRST ON FAIRWAYS ond flight champion; Mrs. Joe Nagy, Fans Sing Praise Of Hemus Today winner of the championship flight; and Mrs. Lee Wrest, runner-up in the championship flight. Not pictured are Mrs,. Richard Senour, runner-up in the first flight, and Mrs. Richard Gleason, second flight runner-up.—Staff Photo. By -IOB RBU HtRR Associated Press Sports Writer Just 10 weeks ago, irate St. Lou- isians were yelling for Solly Hemus' scalp. Today they're ready to challenge anyone who doesn't think he's the National League manager-of-lhe-year. On May 19, the Cardinals were in seventh place and Hemus was a bum. After whipping the Milwaukee Braves Tuesday night 4-2, the Cardinals were in third place, only 4% games off the pace, and Solly is a genius. Hemus is neither a bum nor a genius. But he has proven himself to be a sound strategist and a fine handler of his players. His decision to play Bill White at first base, Curt Flood in center Held and Stan Musial in left field, was a master stroke. Since Hemus instituted his new alignment, the Cards have won 24 of 38 for a .684 percentage. Tuesday night's victory, behind Ernie Broglio's five-hitter, ran the Redbirds' latest winning streak to five. Pittsburgh's league leaders boosted their margin over the runner-up Braves to three games with a 3-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Philadelphia stunned San Francisco by sweeping a doubleheader from the Giants 7-3 and 6-5 and Chicago's Cubs downed Cincinnati 5-3. Broglio, the Cards' sleadily improving right-hander, boosted his season record to 12-5 as he whipped the Braves for the fourth lime in five tries. He hurled hitless ball the first five innings but tired in the eighth. Lindy McDan- lei, the ace fireman, relieved superbly, striking out two of the last three batters in his 17th save. Vern Law pitched the Pittsburgh shutout, yielding only five hits as he whipped the Dodgers for the fourth time. Stan Williams kept pace with him for six innings but a walk, a sacrifice, an error, a single by Bill Mazeroski and a double by Dick Groat gave Pills- burgh all its runs. The seventh-place Phils not only dropped the fifth-place Giants seven full games off the pace but kayoed their rookie pitching sen- salion. Juan Marichal, in the seventh inning of the nightcap when the Phils scored three times to tie the score 5-3. The Cubs, with Frank Thomas driving in a pair of runs with a single and Ills 16th home run against the Reds, put together a three-game winning streak for the first time this season. Chicago Bears Trounce Stars RENSSALAER, Ind. (AP)-The College All-Stars got their first taste of professional football competition Tuesday. And it turned out to be a bitter 30-14 loss to the Giicago Bears in an exhibition game. Four touchdown passes—two of which went fov more than SO yards —overpowered the All-Stars who meet the professional champion Baltimore Colts in Chicago's Soldier Field a week from Friday. Led by quarterbacks Ed Brown and Zeke Bratkowsld, the Bears scored the first three limes they had the ball and held a 304 lead after three quarters. The Stars clicked for a pair of touchdowns in the final period. Quarterback Don M e r e d i t h of Southern Methodist threw a 59- yard touchdown pass to Hugh Me- Innis of Mississippi Southern and later connected with a 10-yard scoring pass to Monte Stickles of Notre Dame. Wayne Co-ops, Franke's Register ASA Victories WOOD RIVER — Wayne Coopt of Shlpman and Franke's Brake Service at Belleville won their way Into secibnd round games of the Amateur Softball Association Sectional Tournament here Tuesday night at Jaydee Field by scoring victories. 7! OB — ACMB vs. flM* Prfekyterten (Hut St. Lwrta) (titan B game) 8i80 — Alton thief* vs. Jackmm'* (Alton) (fctaM A ganje) GOODS trounced Sager's Pharmacy of Alton, 15-2 with an eight- run explosion in the top of the the first inning of their class A game. But, in the third Franke's broke loose witfi three rung to clinch the game. Dale Meyer did the hurling for Franke's, giving up five hits, striking out 10 and walking one. His opponents, Linus Niehaus and Jim Colfman, gave up only four hits and only three walks, but five errors, four hi the fatal third, proved disastrous. Keith Karr had two hits for Vandalia and Floyd Schulte blasted the second | home run oi the tourney in the fourth. seventh while Franke's vaulted over the Vandalia Merchants, 5-2. With Jerry Weidner going all the way for Co-ops in the Class Wayne 1 * Co-Op (II) Player Player AB R H Chlolero, Mutgrave Price Davis Parmentier 2 2 wiiyte ' B I 1 Ulster 5 I 0 Garvey .(E. Sco«- 322 gins r> :i 2 ChrUtlan r> I 2 Rhoades B aame and giving up six hits,! Hiufka i o n Nichols '" zoo Hawking 322 Wilson 12 hits, half of them I'ominR Iniwcidner * 2 a .TO. Sco«- , .... IScroBflns 1 1 I gins the last inning. Sager's took a 2-0 lead at th«' > l , 0nl ^ g 39l5 | 2t | U !| a » t 7 end of two innings, but Co-ops|wayne« with three in (2) AB R H 3 1 1 300 300 300 3 1 2 3 0 (J I 0 0 ? 0 0 0 I 1 0 0 27 ~2~6 AH L Thrpp-1 came back fourth to take the lead permanently, i Butch Rister was the losing pitcher. Seven errors by his teammates made his job tougher. Dave Musgrave, Bill Parmentier, Ron West. Dick Wells and JDave Heyen each had two hits 0 0 0 3 1 3 S—15 12 2 1100000—287 . Franke'i <») . Vaatfalfa fit Player AB R H Player AB R H Wester- Karr 4 1 'i helde 220 Jones 4 0 u Rousseau :i 0 o Crolser 200 Toiighctte .1 1 1 Nlehaus 300 Richard 400 Koontx 3 0 (I W. Meyer :i Skaer Miller Roh i- 3 1 fr. Scbutz 3 0 o I Fl. Schutz 3 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I for the winners. Gary Whyte and D M( ' yei •' Fox Cities 4, Burlington 3 |AIex Christian had two hits apiece; Cedar Rapids 12. Green Bay Gjfor Sager's. ; rotau 26 d n Michael 2 1 1 Depew 0 0 Richards Pyor Colcman 0 0 J 0 o 0 o 0 o Lincoln 9, Sioux City 3 Topeka 10, Des Moines 7 Franke's Brake Service andi Inning I Vandalia each scored once in i v»nda?tai 5 4 Totals 27 2 f. I 2 .1 4 8 « 7 HUE 1 0 .1 0 0 1 0— 5 4 .'i 1001000—2 5 5 Newcombe Fails, Tribe Loses to Senators, 9-0 By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer If Don Newcombe ever catches up with the guy who coined the shrase "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." he'll give him a swift tick in the pants. Big Newk tried that "join "em" gag Tuesday night—and nearly jorhis brains beat in. The'erstwhile National League pitching star made his first American League start, as a brand new member of the Cleveland In- dians, against Washington. The I Senators blasted him out of the I box in two innings and went on I to win 9-0. j When Big Newk was a Brooklyn! Dodger, he , was truly a great i New York Indians Fire Gordon meant the eud of the Continental League, answered "obviously." In New York, Baseball Commissioner Ford C. Frick expressed pleasure in the manner in which the expansion problem has been solved. "1 always have been in favor of expansion," said Frick, "and I am happy that the move bus be*n made peacefully." Alfred G. Vanderbilt named his 2-year-old gray colt Table Hopper alter the sire Native Dancer and the dam Buffet Supper. CLEVELAND (API—The Cleveland baseball club announced today it has released Joe Gordon as field manager of the team and will hire Jimmy Dykes, now at Detroit. Gordon will succeed Dykes as manager of the Tigers. The announcement came wh'.le the team was in Washington. A club spokesman said Dykes, who last year succeed Bill Norman, had been released by Detroit and has accepted the Cleveland job. ' Gordon became the Tribe's manager in late June of 1958, succeeding Bobby Bragan. pitcher. But against the American League, he was a dud, losing all five decisions over a period of eighl years. One was an All-Slar defeal. The others were World Series losses lo the Yankees. Washington scored twice in each of the first hvo iiuiiugs and Camilo iPascual went on to toss a five- i hitter, striking oul 11 lo snap the I Senators' four-game losing streak. t I The Yankees burst into a full game lead over Chicago in the batlle for first place by sweeping : a day-night doubleheader from i Detroit by 3-2 scores as Baltimore jwas thrashing the While Sox 6-2. ' Kansas City clowned Boston 104 lo climb to within .002 percentage points of the seventh-place Red Sox. 1 3 7 9»A 12V4 A dramatic 10th inning homer by pinch-hitter Bob Cerv, follow- Sing Roger Maris' two-run homer thai tied the score 2-2 in the ninth, gave the Yankees their uphill victory in the night half of the j twin bill. The first affair also went into overtime, the Yankees winning in Uie 14th on John Blanchard's single with the bases full and two oul. Hard luck Jim Bunning, who had lost three in a row and had nol been given a run by his teammates during a 20-inning Cleveland currently is in fourthj s trolch, had a two-hit, H-strike- placc, seven games below the top rung, and Detroil is in sixth, 12% games off the puce. Operation a Week Ago Fails to Stop Swimmer DETROIT (APi - The United Slates grabbed a brand new lease on Olympic life loday, and all because a slender swimmer who refused to be counted out did uliat the experts said was impossible. Jeff Farrell, a 23-year-old •printer with blaggenug determination, gave this country renewed hope for three gold medals in the Rome Games later this summer. Seven days ago he ujiderwenl an emergency appendectomy and no one figured the American freestyle spring champion could cum- pete in Uie Olympic trials at Brennan Pools. But in an outstanding -,how of both physical recovery and what Olympic Swim Coach Gut: Stiver culled "just plain guts," Farrell Tuesday put himself ui line for « plaue on the Olympic team. He won his preliminary heat i>f the 100-meter* free*lyle in :5f>.9 to qualify tor the nemiflnal «gauuit 15 other sprinter*. He wta three-tenths of a Moond (wttar • lew hours later in the samiflnttbj— and Done of tt» atom oould match his time. The hanrtjamfl KMHUI. wfep did hi* college MrfmmioK in Okto howtt-*fld could not win u ua titi» 10 OQUegfetft 10 ago when he set Amencan records in both the 200-meter in ihe AAU outdoor meet. Should Farrell fail tomgnt. he out shutout until the ninth. He walked leadoff hilter Bobby Rich- 1 urdson and complained of an arm : strain after serving hvo balls lo '.Mickey Mantle. Bill Fischer took , over and threw the home run ball • to Maris. Bob Bruce served up jCerv's game-winning homer. Gus Triandos smashed a Ihree- run homer, rookie .shortstop Ron •Munsen rapped three hits and .iJerry Barber, 21, hurled a nine.. I hitter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League W. L. Pet. G.B. 56 39 .589 — Chicago 37 42 .582 Baltimore 56 -15 .554 Cleveland 49 -16 .516 Washington 47 49 .490 Detroit 44 52 .458 Boston 39 57 .406 Kansas City 38 56 .404 Tuesday Kesulls New York 3-3, Detroit 2-2 (day- night, first game 14 innings; second game 10 innings) Baltimore 6, Chicago 2 N Washington 9, Cleveland 0 N Kansas City 10, Boston 4 N • Wednesday Games Kansas City at Bpslon t.2) twi- night Cleveland at Washington N Chicago at Baltimore N Detroit at New York N Thursday Games Kansas City at Boston Washington at Chicago N Only games National League W. L. Pet. G.B. Top Women Gymnasts Try For Olympics WEST CHESTER. Pa. (AP)— Four of the nation's top women gymnasts seemed assured today of places on the U.S. Olympic team, bul Ibere was close con- lenlion for the two other spots. Barring mishaps or complete reversals of performances at the completion of the trials Thursday night, these four girls seemed certain to make the team: Gail Sontgerath, 16, of West Palm Beach, Fla., the 1960 U.S. Women's National Gymnastics champion. She earned 74.800 points of a possible perfect 80 Tuesday at West Chester State College. Betty Maycock, 17, of Parma, Ohio, runner-up in the 1960 Pan- American Games. She had 74.033. Mrs. Murial Davis Grossfield, 19, of Urbana. 111., a member of the 1956 Olympic team. She 'lad 73.134 points. Her husband, Abie, had already made the U.S. men's learn. Doris Fuchs, 22, of Rochester, N.Y., the only olher member of Ihe 1956 Olympic team among the 10 girls competing here. She had 72.768 poinls. ALLSTATE a Famous Name You Know and Trust! 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