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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1963 __ —-m—- i --- fljl „_. -... _..... __ . __.. Li__L»-Li_jlijjULiL«juijilMMiiri^rir ' '' .-i-r.-.~. . - " ' ""• J—iJLL : ~"~ Hii. " ' " '' """ L - LI '"-'— Hunt Invited to Run in California Track Meet Country'sTop Prep Runners Will Compete By DON H.ARSKI Telegraph Spurts Editor George (Prewppl Hunt, Alton I £ High School's brilliant S80 run-' nor, has been invited to compete in the Golden West Invitational Track and Fir-Id Meet at Los; Angeles Saturday, June 22. | Hunt received thr invitation '•. Monday from HIP directors of the; Golden West moot. ' The moot brings toother the cream of tho country's high school atlilPtcs. It began In IftOO. High school thlnclads from every part of the country ar»> invited to compote, but each mnnrr or field man must havp attained ,-ertaln standards as required by the officials of the moot. Hunt is the second Alton High runner to be invited. In 1961 B. B. Gater. the little 135-pound speedster who captured the 100 and *] 220-yard state titles as a sopho- -'?';'; more, competed. jZ'j. Hampered the latter part of the -* 1 * season by a pulled hamstring muscle, Gater, nevertheless, was Invited to run. He finished sixth in the 100 after leading for the first 75 yards and fifth in the 220. Hunt is a senior. As a junior last year he finished second in the' SSO state run. His time was 1:55.1 compared to Barney Peterson's winning time of 1:55.0. That was Hunt's best effort last year. This year he has been nearly sensational. He lost only one 880 race all year. That came in the state meet at Champaign two days after he suffered a shoulder separation. He still managed to finish second with a time of 1:56.3. Last Saturday Hunt competed in the Second Annual Beaumont High School Invitational at Public Schools Stadium in St. Louis. Apparently his shoulder no longer hampered his running style. He easily won the 880 with the best time of his life—1:54.6. The effort earned him consideration by the Golden West officials. His name was submitted and Monday he was invited to compete. Reginald Long, Beaumont's 440 dash man, also was Invited to compete. Long, one of the finest runners in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, helped the Bluejackets' mile relay to an eye-opening time of 3:19.6 in the same meet in which Hunt turned in his best time. The 3:19.6 was the fourth best time in the country this year. There is a possibility that Henry Green. 0'Fallen Tech's broad jump specialist, will compete. He won the title at the Beaumont Invitational with a leap of 2?. feet 8*2 inches, but barely missed on another leap of 24 feet 1 inch. The Golden West meet is held on the campus of Los Angeles State College. U. S. Track Prestige Could Suffer Shock NEW YORK CAP)— The war for control of track in this country exploded anew today, with the United States team that will oppose the Russians in Moscow in July caught squarely in the foil- out. In the latest move in the ulpna- bet soup battle, the nation's largest college conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, in effect ruled that its athletes should not compete in the national Amateur Athletic Union track championships, where the U.S. earn for Russia will be picked. In California, there were indications the powerful Big Six Con- 'erence would follow suit, and sioner, promptly denied the charges and said his group wanted its athletes to compete in the AAU nationals "but we want them to do so under procedures established" at a peace negotiations session with Gen. Douglas MacArthur March 12. The AAU also said that only one college athlete so far has entered the national championships, C. K. Yang of Formosa, the decathlon world record holder who is not eligible for the U.S. team. The AAU also called for a new ruling on the dispute from General MacArthur, who patched up the shaky peace that exists between the AAU and the U.S. Track 'ayton Jordan, who will coach the and Field Federation, the rival U.S. team against Russia, said the i group sponsored by the National move might cancel the trip to Collegiate Athletic Association. The latest flareup came when Moscow. The AAU leveled a charge that the colleges, who are battling the old amateur organization for track control, are out to wreck the American team and will be glad to do so. Asa Bushnell, ECAC commis- the ECAC reversed its field and asked its members to stay out of AAU championships unless the AAU asked the Federation for sanction. The AAU contends that this is dual sanction, and flatly refuses. Great Pitching Still Hurts Major Hitters By JIM HACKLEMAN Axiociated Press Sports Writer Isn't it about time the hitters started catching up with the pitchers? This season's trend of the men on the mound dominating the men with the bats continued Monday night as three right-handers strongarmed their way to impressive victories in the only major league action. Fireballing Dick Farrell of the Houston Colts became the latest to threaten the no-hit barrier, holding the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless for 7 1-3 innings in a 2-1 triumph over the slumping National League contenders. The 20-game loser of last season, backed by rookie Rusty Staub's first big league homer, finished with a two-hit job and the Dodgers finished with their fifth straight loss. Eddie Fisher turned in a four-hit shutout as the Chicago White Sox climbed to within five percentage points of the American League lead with a 4-0 decision over the Los Angeles Angels. Dave Wickersham also threw a four-hitter, pitching the Kansas City Athletics to victory over the (Minnesota Twins 4-1. The Twins' only run was unearned as they fell to the A's for the sixth time in seven games this year. Farrell allowed his former club ust three walks before the no-hit spell was broken with one out in the eighth inning. Dick Farrell Discusses No-Hitter With Players HOUSTON (AP)— Dick (Turk) Farrell of the Houston Colts wanted a no-hitter Monday night. For seven and one-third innings he had one going against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He distressed his teammates with his conversations about it. But in the end he had to settle for a two-hit, 2-1 victory over the Dodgers who collected one hit in the eighth and another and their only run in the ninth. In the sixth inning, Farrell, a fast-bailer who lost 20 games last season, came into the Houston jj ng ou t 13. at.'s triple in the ninth ended Fai-rells' dreams of grandeur. Farrell, who won his fifth game against six defeats, said the pilch to Tracewski was a "slider that didn't slide" and the pitch to Gilliam was a fast ball. Gilliam scored the only Dodger run on a sacrifice fly. The two-hitter was Farrell's second of the year and it represented his nearest brush with no- hit fame. He had seven hitless innings against the Cubs nnd also wound up with a two-hitter, strik- dugout, seated himself next lo Bob Aspromonte, and said: "Okay, Aspru. tell the >juys to be on their t.'ies and make some gi.i.d catches. I want this no- hitter." Aspromonte jumped as though so;neone had puked him with a sharp stick. "Shut up, Turk," he said nervously. "Not so loud." Dick Tracewsld'f mo-out single in the eijj-itn ai'd Jim Gilli- PROBABLE PITCHERS By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS American league New York (Terry 6-4) at Baltimore (Barber 8-4) (N). Chicago (Bu/hardt 5-2) at Los Angeles (Osin.ski 3-1) (N). Detroit (Lolidi 0-1) at Cleveland (Latman 1-2 or Grant 3-5J (N). Minnesota (Perry 3-3) at Kansas City (Rakow 6-2) (N). Boston (Wilson 4-4) at Washington (Cheney 4-6) (N). National I-cagtic San Francisco (Sanford 7-3) at Chicago (Jackson 7-5). Los Angeles (Miller 3-2) at Houston (Drott '2-2) (N). Milwaukee (Hendley 4-3) at New York (Willey 4-4) (N). Cincinnati (Purkey 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cat-dwell 2-6) (N). Only games scheduled). He fanned only five Monday night. Frank Howard went down four times. BASEBALL HEROES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Eddie Fisher, White Sox, threw four-hit shutout in 4-0 victory over Los Angeles that carried Chicago to within five percentage points of the American League leading New York Yankees. BAITING—Rusty Staub, Colts, his first major league homer, with a man on, was decisive blow as Houston dealt the Los Ange les Dodgers their fifth straight loss, 2-1. JC Player Is Good Choice for Majors GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) —Wilmington, N.C. won the championship, but center fielder Paul Dicken, of the runner-up Manatee, Fla. team, was chosen by professional scouts at the National Junior College championship game Monday night as the player mosl likely to succeed in professional baseball. Dicken batted .403 in six games here. Pitcher Ken Widman of the Long Island Aggies of Farmingdale, N.Y. was named the tourney's most valuable player. Dick Tracewski was the culprit, with a clean single to center. Then in the ninth, Jim Gilliam led off with a triple and eventually scored on Tommy Davis' sacrifice fly. The burly fast-bailer now is 5-6. Staub connected for a 400-foot Ma/or League STANDINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W. . Pet. G.B. San Francisco 31 19 .620 — St. Louis 30 22 .577 2 Los Angeles ..27 23 .540 4 Chicago 27 23 .540 4 'incinnati .... 24 23 .511 5V S Pittsburgh ... 24 24 .500 6 Philadelphia . 23 27 .460 8 Milwaukee ... 22 27 .449 8>/ 2 Houston 22 30 .423 10 New York .... 20 32 .385 12 Monday's Results Houston 2, Los Angeles 1 (N) Only game scheduled Today's Games Milwaukee at New York (N) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (N) San Francisco at Chicago Los Angeles at Houston (N) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Milwaukee at New York St. Louis at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (N) San Francisco at Chicago, 2 Los Angeles at Houston (N) American League W. . 26 17 30 20 20 Pet. .605 .600 .600 .553 .511 .500 .462 .432 .426 .327 G.B 4% 5 7 8 8"/2 14 New York Baltimore Chicago 30 Kansas City ..26 21 Boston 23 22 Minnesota .... 24 24 Los Angeles .. 24 28 Cleveland .... 19 25 Detroit 20 27 Washington .. 17 35 Monday's Results Kansas City 4, Minnesota 1 (N) Chicago 4, Los Angeles 0 (N) Only games scheduled Today's Games Chicago at Los Angeles (N) Minnesota at Kansas City (N) Detroit at Cleveland (N) Boston at Washington (N) New York at Baltimore (N) Wednesday's Games Chicago at Los Angeles, 2, (N) Minnesota at Kansas City (N) Detroit at Cleveland (N) Boston at Washington (N) New York at Baltimore (N) Michigan Says No To World Boxing MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — David I. Gudelsky, chairman of the Michigan State Athletic Board of Control, and heavyweight Cassius Clay have in common a Wilmington, Neiv JC Champ GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) Right-hander Wray Ware struck out 12 and allowed only six hits Monday night as unbeaten Wilmington, N.C., beat Manatee, Fla. 9-2 for its second National Junior College baseball championship in three years. Ware's triumph was his sixth straight this season and his second—both against Manatee—in the tourney. His mates backed him with nine tiits and flawless fielding as the Florida team surrendered three errors and a wild pitch that contributed to five unearned runs for the champions. The tourney's most valuable player award went to right-handed pitcher Ken Widman of the Long Island Aggies of Farmingdale, N.Y., who hurled two complete games during the tourney. MINOR LEAGUES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Richmond 3-8, Indianapolis 2-3 Atlanta 1-6, Rochester 0-3 Buffalo 8, Columbus 7 Arkansas 6, Toronto 3 Jacksonville 4, Syracuse 3 Pacific Coa*t League San Diego 8, Dallas-Fort Worth I Taconia 3, Salt Lake City 2 Denver 8, Spokane 4 Only games scheduled penchant for calling their shots. In his first attempt Monday Gudelsky pulled Michigan from membership in the World Boxing Association—as he threatened earlier—because veteran Muskegon southpaw Kenny Lane was denied lightweight title fight. Gudelsky invited other states to follow suit. "We feel that the WBA has failed in its avowed aims of maintaining high principles in the conduct of professional boxing," Gudeslsky said. The WBA is an outgrowth of the defunct National Boxing Association. It earlier ordered Ortiz to sign by June 2 for a title bout with Lane or forfeit his crown. Ortiz, 26, won the title from aging Joe Brown a year ago. He lias defended twice since that time. Both his challengers ranked lower than Lane. The Muskegon southpaw and Ortiz have met twice before with each holding a victory. shot following a walk to Carl Warwick in the fourth for the decisive blow off Don Drysdale, who struck out 13 and gave up seven hits in seven innings as his recoH fell to 6-6. The loss dropped the Dodgers in:o a third-place tie with the Chi:ago Cubs, four games back of San Francisco and two behind St. Louis. Despite Fisher's fine pitching and their rise in the AL standings, :he White Sox' victory at Los Angeles proved costly. Joe Cunningham, their slick-hitting first baseman, broke his right collarbone when he tripped over first running out a grounder and is expected to be out at least two months. Fisher's shutout came in his first complete game in nine starts this year and boosted the White Sox into a second-place tie with Baltimore. The White Sox nicked Bob Turley for eight of their nine hits and all four of their runs in five innings-plus. A fifth inning homer by Doc Edwards gave Wickersham and Kansas City a 1-0 margin over Camilo Pascual and the Twins through seven innings, then the A's pushed across three more against reliever Ray Moore—with the help of a costly error by right fielder Bob Allison. Detroit Turns Tiger, Cards Falter, 8-4 ST. LOUIS (AP)—If you can't win them all, then the best time to lose is in an exhibition game. The onrushing St. Louis Cardinals did just that Monday night. Detroit of the American League came to town, scored seven runs in the fifth inning and went away with an 8-4 victory. The Cardinals, if they like, can mull over during an open date today the shutout pitching of Don Mossj over the last four innings and a three-run home run by Bubba Phillips. More likely, they are looking ahead to a two-game series opening Wednesday in Philadelphia. After winning nine of their last 11 games, including two of three from league-leading San Francisco, St. Louis is just two games behind the Giants. Third place Los Angeles fell four games back by losing Monday night to Houston. GOLFING NOTES JUNIOR PLAY In junior golf play at Rock Spring Country Club lust week' end, Barry Wittels, Gary Springman and Paul Springman tied for honors in the beginning boys group, while Mary Hanahan won the beginning girls award. Pam Kingery shot a 53 to pace the advanced girls and Bob DeFrates, had a low gross of 35 in the advanced boys division. DETROIT (8) Player AB R H Wood Bruton Phillips Kaline Kostro Colavito Trlu ndos Freelum Cash 400 I 0 0 ,'i 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 I 2 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 ST. I.OU1S (4) Player AB R II 2 1 1 1 Flood Carmel White Sawatski Groal 200 Maxvlll 1 n 0 Boyer 2 o o Burke 2 o 0 Alumin 4 l 2 James 3 l 2 Javier 1 0 0 Schoen'nst 200 Oliver 4 o 1 Rlchard'n 1 0 0 Sadeckl 200 Olivcj 000 b— McCa'r 1 0 0 Totals 33 8 8 Totals 35 ~4 ~9 Inning: 123456780 HUE Detroit 000070001—8 8 1 SI. l.ouls 110110000—4 9 1 College athletic directors in the area immediately said they would comply with the ECAC request, and pull their athletes out of AAU meets, including the New York Athletic Club games next Saturday. The AAU nationals are scheduled for St. Louis June 20-21. The U.S. team for Russia will be picked there. If the colleges boycott the meet, the U.S. team will probably be overwhelmed by the Russians, who have never yet beaten an American men's team. The colleges control most of the top runners at the shorter distances. Pair of Aces Scored in JC Tourney V The Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual :iole-in-one golf tournament over ihe weekend. Two aces were scored, both at Cloverleaf. Al Martin of Hamcl and Fred Duffin of Madison scored the bullseyes. They were presented special trophies by the JCs. Two other trophies were awarded to players at Cloverleaf for being the closest. Recipients of the awards were Fred Kitchen of Alton and Tony Martin of Hamel. Dr. George Bassford and Ken Pruitt received the first and second place trophies at Lockhaven. At Rock Spring, Ben Harris of St. Louis \von first place and Paul Skjcrseth, another St. Louisan, took second. At M u n y , James Jackson of Alton won first and Elvis Tarrant, also of Alton, was second. Money earned from the tourney goes toward the JCs' youth and sports program. Bechtold Will Go to SIU Roger Bechtold, Belleville High School's outstanding guard on the basketball team for the past two seasons, has signed a letter of intent- for Southern Illinois University. The 6-1 guard averaged 16.4 points per game this past season. Bechtold is the second Belleville player to accept a cage scholarship to SIU, Dave Renn having previously accepted one. Jeff Chase Goes 28 Feet, But Not Up SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)-When Jeff Chase pole vaulted 28 feet, 8 inches at a track meet held recently at his alma mater, San Jose State, no one got particularly excited. However, he may have started something. Chase used the fiber glass pole, of course, in bettering the official world's record. But he wasn't going for height. He was going for distance. Pole vaulters using the fiber glass orbiter haven't gone 28 feet UP yet, and probably won't for another year or so. The old record for distance was established at 28-2 Oct. 31, 1910 sy Platt Adams at an indoor neet n New York City. The reason it stood for over one-half century was that the event went out of fashion soon afterward. Bud Winter, the San Jose track coach, discovered the mark in some musty record book and decided it would be easy to improve. Three more records belonging to the legendary Platt Adams are listed inside. They are 32-4 for the standing hop, step and jump without weights, and, surprisingly, 328 with weights, both achieved in 1910. The ,)ther is 103-7 for nine •^landings jumps with woigh's, set in 1911. a—Hcrzog 201 Wert 3 1 0 McAullffe 4 1 1 Anderson 300 Mossi 1 1 1 SIUCH CAR RACfS RACING EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT T1MB TRIALS 7:30 RACING 8:30 GODFREY SPEEDWAY Route 111, 1 ml. north of Godfrey SMOKEY JOE HURT LOS ANGELES—Injured first baseman Joe Cunningham of the Chicago White Sox is helped to his feet last night in Los Angeles after tripping over first base in the fifth inning. Cunningham fractured a collarbone and a doctor said he'll be lost for at least two months. Aiding the injured player are coaches Don Giitteridge (39) and Tony Cuccinello (partly hidden) and trainer Ed Froelich, left. In the background are Chicago's Jim Landis (1) and Floyd Robinson. The White Sox said Cunningham would be sent back to Chicago. (AP Wirephoto) Cunningham May Be Lost for Two Months LOS ANGELES (AP)—The Chicago White Sox won the battle but lost a warhorse. Veteran first baseman Joe Cunningham, who had a .302 career batting average going into this season, sutfered a fractured collar bone at Chavez Ravine Monday night when he tripped and fell at first base running o ut a ground ball. A doctor said Cunningham won't play for at least two months. The White Sox won the game— defeating Los Angeles 4-0 behind four-hit pitching by Eddie Fisher —and the victory put them just five percentage poinis out of the American League lead. Cunningham, ironically, was hurt for hustling. It appeared he didn't have a chance to beat out the grounder he hit to Angel second baseman Billy Moran in the fifth inning. But Cunningham, characteristically, was running full tilt. Angel first baseman Charley Dees had his right foot on the bag and Joe stepped on the heel of Dees' shoe. That threw Cunningham completely off balance and he landed heavily on his right shoulder, perhaps 10 feet past the base. Chicago Manager Al Lopez dashed onto the field. "Is your head all right?" he asked Cunningham. "It's my shoulder," 'Joe said. "As soon as the doctor looked at him," Lopez said, "our trainer (Ed Froelich) came out and told me: 'You just lost your ' first baseman.' Cunningham was put on a plane for Chicago and the White Sox announced they would place him on the disabled list and purchase first basemen Tom McCraw from their Indianapolis farm club in the International League. Cunningham, 31, batted .295 and drove in 70 runs for the White Sox last year. This season he had played in 47 of Chicago's 50 games and was, hitting .258. He had 18 RBI. "He hadn't started to hit yet," Lopez said, "but he was really terrific in the field." Joe Notter won the first race ie rode. He was aboard Hydrangea in 1904 at the old Morris Park track .n New York. The odds were 100 to 1. 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