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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE SEVENTEEN White Sox Share Limelight in AL CHICAGO (AP)—Tagged as a team which would have to struggle to remain In the first division of the American League, the Chicago White Sox are virtually tied for first place with the New York Yankees and even Manager Al Lopez is surprised. Lopez is an bptimist as far as his players and teams are concerned but he admitted following Sunday's double victory over Kansas City, 2-1 and 3-2, that he didn't expect his club to play so well so soon. "We started the season with a lot of new men," said Lopez, "and I was sure we'd get better as the season progressed. I still feel thai way but I didn't expect we'd start off this well." A year ago the White.Sox were struggling in seventh 1 place, having lost two more games than they had won. Currently they are nine percentage points behind the Yankees, 11 games over .500 and enjoy a 2% game lead with New York over third place Boston. The reasons for their early success are numerous and include the extra efforts of such veterans as Nellie Fox, Floyd Robinson and pitcher Juan Pizarro. But two players have been truly outstanding. They are pitcher John Buzhardt and third baseman Pete Ward. Buzhardt hurled a four-hitter in Sunday's first game for his eighth victory against two losses. His previous high for a season was eight victories last year but he also lost 12. "He's actually a great pitcher this year," said Lopez. "He started well last year but he got,the flu and had trouble shaking.it off and then when he appeared ready he cut his finger and never regained his form." Ward, who along with shortstop Ron Hansen and left fielder Dave Nicholson comprised the "new players" in Lopez' line-up is making a strong bid for rookie of the year honors. Ward has knocked in 38 runs to tie Nicholson for the club leadership and is batting over .290. His fielding had been excellent on key plays. The Chicago Cubs split a doubleheader with Los Angeles ending their one week road trip. They whipped the Dodgers, 8-3, behind Bob Buhl in the opener and then were blanked on five hits by rookie Nick Willhite in the second game, 2-0. A five-run first inning which included Nelson Mathews' three- run homer was all the support Buhl needed to grata his sixth victory against five losses. Paul Toth (1-3) was the loser in the second game. Both the Cubs and Sox are idle today, The Sox play at Muitjeso- ta Tuesday night and the Cubs come home to meet Houston in a day game. League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting 025 at bats)—Kaline, Detroit and Malzone, Boston, .349. Runs—Kaline, Detroit, 44; Allison, Minnesota, 43. Runs batted in—Kaline, Detroit, 48; Allison, Minnexota, 47. Hits—Kaline, Detroit, 80; Pearson, Los Angeles, 78. Doubles—-Versalles, Minnesota, 18; Yastrzemski, Boston and Power, Minnesota, 17. Triples — Hinton, Washington, 10; Clinton, Boston, 6. Home runs—Allison, Minnesota, 16; Stuart, Boston, Kaline, Detroit and Wagner, Los Angeles, 15. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Baltimore, 19; Wood, Detroit, 11. Pithing (Five decisions) — Stock, Baltimore, 5-0, 1.000; Radatz, Boston, 6-1, .857. Strikeouts—Pascual, Minnesota, 86; Barber, Baltimore and Bunning, Detroit, 84. National League Batting (125 at bats)—T. Davis 1 , Los Angles, .339; Wills, Los Angeles, .337. Runs — H. Aaron. Milwaukee, 52; Flood, St. Louis, 51. Runs batted in—Robinson, Cincinnati and H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 49. Hits — Groat, St. Louis, 87; White, St. Louis, 86. Doubles—Javier, St. Louis, 18; Pinson, Cincinnati and Cepeda, San Francisco, 17. Triples— Pinson, Cincinnati, 8; Brock, Chicago and Skinner, Cin- cinnati, 6. Home runs—H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 18; Banks, Chicago, 14. Stolen bases—Robinson, Cincinnati, 20; Pinson, Cincinnati, 17. Pitching (Five decisions) — McBean, Pittsburgh, 7-1, .875; Malone, Cincinnati, 10-2,-.833. Strikeouts—Drysdale, LosAnge- les, 110; Koufax, Los Angeles, 102. Gary Cooper Earns Gymnastic Letter HAYS, Kans. — Gary Cooper of East Alton is one of 69 Fort Hays State College athletes who have been awarded athletic letters for their participation in winter or spring sports. Athletic letters are given only after semester grades are reviewed. Athletes not meeting schols- letter awards. Cooper, a sophomore at FHS, lettered as a member of the gym nasties squad. It is his second letter in that sport at Fort Hays State. Milton Road Barbershop 1124 MILTON ROAD • Next Door to Cnmp Electric Flat Tops and All Styles of Haircuts Children welcome BILL WOOTEN, Prop. Ruth Jessen f Takes Cosmo Golf Crown ROCKTON, III. (APV-Ruth Jessen of Seattle, Wash., won the Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Tournament Sunday over the Mack- town golf course which is becoming one of her favorite layouts. Miss Jessen shot 'a 37-33—70 to finish one stroke ahead of Gloria Armstrong of Oakland, Calif., and take down the top prize, of $1,300 in the S7.500 tournament. It was her first tournament victory of the season and marked a strong comeback following an operation'on her neck some three months ago. Miss Jessen shot rounds of 73 and 70 before her linal 70 over the .par 36-36—72 layout which measures 5,935 yards. Only a year ago, she set a record of 34-31—65 over the same course in a pro- amateur round. Miss Jessen had four birdies and two bogies in the final round while Miss-'Armstrong faltered on the final two holes. Miss Arm strong took a bogey on the 17th (ind then missed a 20-foot putt on the 18th. Miss Jessen went into the final round two strokes behind Clifford Ann Creed, Alexandria, La., and one stroke behind Miss Armstrong and Shirley Spork of Palm Desert, Calif. 'Mi.ss 1 Creed finished in a tie for fifth and Miss Spoi'k ended in a tie for eighth. Jarlene Hagge and Jo Ann Pi-entice closed rapidly and deadlocked for third. FIGHT RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK—Wayne Thornton, l74 1 /2, Fresno, Calif., outpointed Jose Menno, 175, Argentina, 10. Al Barlick Fed Up, PROBABLE Palmer Remembers KLUMP PfTrTTFRS BOA t* Quits Umpiring Job w THE A «OC,A™ r RE s S SneacTs Troubles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National Loaitue MOTOR 1319 Milton Rd. HO 5-8541 Boats ** ' Motors FISHING TACKLE Seiecl from the best names! CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - Al Barlick, one of baseball's most highly respected umpires, has called himself out. But the <rues- tion remains—will he change his decision? There was no immediate response from the veteran arbiter who dropped out of sight after calling National League headquarters in the wee small hours Sunday morning to tell league secretary Fred Fleig: "I am fed up with the whole thing, and am going to o^iit and go home." Barltck, a protege of the late Bill Klem when he broke into the majors in .1940, checked out of his Cincinnati hotel about 3 a.m., shortly after the call to Fleig, apparently in order to drive to his home in Springfield, 111. Neither reporters nor National League President Warren Giles were able to reach him there. He did hot work the New York Mets- Cincinnati Reds Sunday doubleheader as scheduled. "All I have to say is that he is a fine umpire, a great umpire, and. I hope he will reconsider," Giles said. "I have been unable to contact him and hope he will change his mind." There was no official comment from league headquarters on the possible cause of his sudden decision, but Barlick and other NL umpires long have been dissatisfied with what they called lack of proper backing and supervision from league headquarters. Barlick, originally a coal miner [who started umpiring sandlot ball at $1 a game to earn 'money during a miners strike, turned professional in 1936. 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