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f*AGl3 f SEN Musial Selected To 'All-Star Team ffr fetCfc BARNES Associated Pros* Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (APi-A team selected for balance, not individual heroics, will represent the National League in Tuesday's All- Star baseball game. But Manager Alvin Dark had to throw out tradition to get the club he wants. Dark's 17 selections, augmenting the eight starters Selected by the players, were announced Thursday and failed to include thi*e of eight men who finished second in player balloting. "The second choices mean nothing," said the champion San Francisco Giants skipper. "I feel this is the strongest squad we have;'and we're going to Cleveland to win." He omitted second choices Vada Pirtson and Frank Robinson of Cincinnati and second baseman Ken Hubbs of Chicago, and also passed up Jim Maloney, Cincinnati's 12-3 right-hander. "The starting line-up will play most of the game," explained Dark. "So I picked the best club I could from a utility standpoint." He named eight pitchers, including four lefties, two catchers, four outfielders and three infielders. Dark said he hopes to use no pitcher more than two innings 16 innings Tuesday night. With sLx right-handed hitters among his eight starters, exclusive of the pitcher, Dark selected a bevy of left-handed pinch-hitters including outfielders Stan Musial of St. Loviis. Duke Snider of New York and the Giants' Willie McCovey. "The chances are that Willie Mays and Hank Aaron will play • all the way in the outfield." said L e . r T u f^ ^ Buahy'a Meets Rome Roys In Title Tilt WOOD RIVER - Bushy's and Rome Roys advanced to the finals of the Bushy's invitational Softball tourney at West End Park wth double victories. In tlm opening game of the tourney Brighton toppled the Steehvofkers, 6-J. Jerry Volos- ki then pitched Bushy's to a 5-0 victory, hurting & no-hit- Dark, "but 1 have Roberto Clemente (of Pittsburgh) who can The Rome Roys edged Grable Construction, 1-0, and Crystal Inn menie 101 ruisourgiu wuu wmi • • • play anywhere If I take an out- beat Granite City Cred.t biuon. fielder out." Los Angeles' Tom-; i> '' J - ,,,,«,.,, my Davis is the other outfield In the semifinals. Bushy s nip- starter ped Brighton, 5-4. in 10 innings First'baseman Bill White, sec-, and thc Rome Rovs walloped ond baseman Julian Javier andi Crystal Inn, 11-8. shortstop Dick Groat, all of St.j Bushy s meets Rome Roys Sat- "because it their club. wouldn't be fair to For that reason he also tried to avoid naming two pitchers from any team, though Los Angeles Dodgers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale did make the squad. "I also know some won't be able to pitch much because Louis, probably will play most of the game, said Dark. Javier replaces Pittsburgh's Bill Mazeroski. who can't fulfill his starting assignment because of an injury"I named Orlando Cepeda (of the Giantsi to have a right-handed pinch-hitter and Maury Wills (of the Dodgers) can play second, short or third and is a good pinch- runner." He also picked Ron Santo of Chicago to back upj third baseman Ken Boyer of thej Cardinals. j The oilier pitchers will be Ray Gulp of Philadelphia, Larry Jackson of Chicago, Cincinnati's Jim O'Toole and Hal Woodeshick of Houston. Koufax. Spahn, O'Toole and Woodeshick are I he handers. urday night at 9 for the champ ionship while Crystal Inn plays Brighton at 7:15 for third place. Giants Edge Tigers, 4-3, MustangsWin ~ In the eight-year-old league of junior baseball Wednesday Northside tramped the Beavers, 11-4, the Giants edged the Tigers, 4-3, thc Mustangs nipped thc Dodgers, 8-7. and the Seals ripped the 5, FRIENDLY WORKOUT It isn't often that a government official punches with a boxing champion, but in Lagos, Nigeria, Labor Minister Joseph Modupe Johnson, left, squares off against world middleweight champ Dick Tiger In ring during visit to his training camp. Pger, of Nigeria, is scheduled to defend his crown against Gene Fullmer on July 27 at Ibadan, Nigeria. (AP Wirephoto) Studies Interfere With Davis Action they're pitching Sunday," added Dark. This group is expected to include Koufax or Drysdale, San Francisco's Juan Marichal and Milwaukee's Warren Spahn. The latter two opposed each other for] coaches. Johnny Edwards of Cincinnati and Joe Torre of the Braves are the reserve catchers. Jim Duffalo 'of the Giants and Milwaukee's Bob Hendley will throw batting practice to Giants' coach and former catcher Wes Westrum. Manager Gene Mauch of the Phils and head coach Bob Kennedy from Chicago will be Dark's left -1 Warriors, 11-7. Winning pitcher Robert Sisk Palmer in Slump? Nicklaus Says No By JOHN FARROW LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP)—Arnold Palmer in a slump? "Hah," snorts Jack Nicklaus. "A slump like this I should have." Nicklaus, the Masters champion, had just finished a practice! round over the 6,836-yard Royal Lytham and St. Annes course, and tabbed Palmer the favorite for the British Open. "There's been a lot of talk about the. Arnold Palmer slump this year," Nicklaus raid. "That's something of a joke, isn't it? Let's all get in a slump. He started by winning two or three championships, he's the top money winner and bis putter works like magic." Nicklaus, generally regarded as the chief threat to Palmer's position as golf's No. 1 pro, said the Latrobe, Pa., belter has to be. the favorite for the British Open title "because he always plays so well over here." Palmer, former U.S. Open and Masters champ who has won two straight British Open crowns, opens defense of his title over the par 34-346—70 Lytham and St. Annes course next Wednesday. He arrived Thursday, but was unable to get in a practice round. He's scheduled to get into action in an exhibition tournament roday. Palmer pushed his money winnings to a record 585,545 with his victory in the Cleveland Open last week. Julius Boros, the U.S. Open champ who is not entered in the British Open, is second with $63,9% and Nicklaus th.rd at 562,140 Nicklaus, Gary Player and Phil Rodgers of La Jolla, Calif., took their first look at the Lytham course Thursday and, along with Palmer and other top players exempt from qualifying rounds, play in an exhibition tournament today for the Prince Philip Trophy at Blackpool North Shore. A total of 261 players opened qualifying rounds Thursday foi 76 spots remaining in the British Open. Forty-four players are exempt. Qualifying is over 36 holes. Majors Shoiv Slight Dip By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Major league baseball's 17-game July 4 program attracted 220,556 fans, a slight dip from last year. In 1962, with one more game on the schedule, 224,866 clicked through the turnstiles. The National League drew about 2,000 more this year, but the American League dropped off about 6,000. The NL had a turnout of 117,047 with the AL drawing 103,509. The biggest crowds turned out for the Chicago-New York games in each league. The Chicago White Sox met the Yankees at New York before 38,180 while the New York Mets met the Pubs at Chicago with 32,654 looking on. BASEBALL HEROES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING — Art Mahaffey, Phillies, checked Pittsburgh on two hits in 1-0, 10-inning opening game victory and scored winning run after hitting double. Philadelphia also won nightcap, 5-1. BATTING — Jerry Kindall, Indians, homered in Wth inning of opener for 4-3 triumph over Boston, then snapped tie with two- run homer in the nightcap in Cleveland's 7-5 second-game victory. He had five hits hi nine at- bats for the doubleheader. Ray Bennett, a native of Wadena, Minn., doubles as pro at Seattle's Ranier Golf Club and as coach of the University of Wash ington golf team. Ma/or League STANDINGS By THE A&SOCIATED PRESS American League New York Chicago Minnesota Boston Baltimore Cleveland Los Angeles Kansas City Detroit .... Washington W. ..48 .46 ..44 . 42 .44 .42 ..41 . 35 32 . 26 L. 29 36 35 36 39 38 42 43 46 56 Pet. G.B. .623 — .561 4Va .557 5 .538 6Vi .530 7 .525 .494 .449 .410 .317 7 1 / 73 10 13»,s 16'/3 Los Angeles ., St. Louis ... Chicago ... San Francisco Cincinnati Milwaukee Pittsburgh Philadelphia . Houston New York .., Thursday's Results Detroit 5-3, Minnesota 3-1 New York 9-2, Chicago 1-4 Washington 2-3, Kansas City 1-2 Baltimore 7, Los Angeles 4 Cleveland 4-7, Boston 3-5 (1st game 14 Innings) Today's Games Nes York at Cleveland (N) Los Angeles at Washington (N) Minnesota at Baltimore (2, twi- night) Chicago at Boston (N) Kansas City at Detroit (N) Saturday 1 * Oumw* Kansas Qty at Detroit New Yorfc A t Cleveland Los Angeles at Washington Minnesota at Baltimore at Boston (N) National League W. , 47 . 45 .44 .45 ..44 .40 .38 . 38 . 32 , 29 L. 32 35 35 36 37 39 42 43 51 52 Pet. G.B. .595 .563 .557 .556 .543 .506 .475 .469 .386 .358 2% 3 3 4 7 QV'a 10 17 19 Thursday's Result* Chicago 2-3, New York 1-0 Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 3 Philadelphia 1-5, Pittsburgh 0-1 (1st game 10 innings) Houston 5-6, Cincinnati 2-2 Los Angeles 10, St. Louis 7 Today's Games Cincinnati at Los Angeles (N) St. Louis at San Francisco (N) Milwaukee at Houston (N) Philadelphia at Chicago (N) Pittsburgh at New York Saturday's Games Pittsburgh at New York (N Philadelphia at Chicago Milwaukee at Houston (2 twi night) Cincinnati at Los Angeles St. Louis at San Francisco laced two triples, a double a n c single for Northside while Gary Walters tripled for the Beavers Mike Gillson fanned 14 for the Giants as Fairbanks and Hans bury doubled. Danny Wickenhaus er struck out 15 for the Tigers Mark Case was the winning hurler and also homered for the Mus tangs. Mike Bates and Bruce Baggie homered for the Dodgers. Jeff Wilson lashed a homer and three singles for the Seals. In the 9-10-year-old league the IJons beat the Bears, 8-4, the Hornets trimmed the Reds, 14-3, the Eagles slipped past the Beavers, 7-6, the Cardinals walloped the Hurricanes, 13-2, and the Astronauts whitewashed the Flyers, 37-0. Northside whipped the Bandits, 27-1, the Falcons downed the Hawks, 17-3, the Foxes edged the Tigers, 13-12, and the Yankees defeated the Cubs, 7-3. Chris Wickenhauser had a triple and single for the Lions and Roger Pace fanned 12 for t h e Bears. Brian Landreth and Randy Bouillon homered for the Hornets as Ken Scott tripled for t h e Reds. Dave Wilhager homered and singled for the Eagles. Dave Gregor had two hits for the Cards as Kenny Crouch homered and sin gled for the Hurricanes. Pat Morissey fired a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the Astronauts as Tom DeMand slammed two homers and two singles. Pat Jones collected three hits for Northside. Dave Moore had four hits for Northside while Bob Gillson doubled for the Hawks. Charles Osborn lashed a homer and ;hree singles for the Foxes and Mark Murray homered for the Tigers. Roger Bower homered and doubled for the Yankees and Gordon Moore tripled and singled ior the Cubs. In the 11-12-year-old league Denny Hendricks led the Rebels to an 8-1 decision over the Yankees with two doubles, the Cardinals downed the Pirates, 12-4, the Orioles trimmed the Braves, 13-1, the Bears beat the Cubs, 8-4, and the Athletics nosed out the Tigers, 1-0. Randy Bailey tossed a one-hitter for the Cardinals as Tom Schmidt tripled and doubled, Mike rady tripled and doubled for the Orioles. Dan Klopfer homered and singled for the Bears. Tom Bendt was the winning hurler for the A's as Dave Gaitter doubled for the Tigers. In the 13-14-year-old league Northside trimmed the Rebels, 123, the Bears edged the Hawks, 10-8, the Dodgers blanked the Redbirds, 1-0, and the Seals beat the Braves, 10-5. Hairy Munson tripled, doubled and singled twice for Northside while Jim Schribner lashed two lits for the Rebels. Tom Due comun homered twice and singled twice for the Bears, Bob Viviano tripled twice and banged a single for the Hawks. Mike Redd had two hits for the Dodgers and Al Schulz had two doubles for the Redbirds. Winning pitcher Mike Chappell tripled and singled for the Seals. In the 15-17-year.old league the Athletics nipped the Cubs, 5-4, and the Dodgers shut out the Redbirds, 9-0. Bill Conner homered and sin gled for the A's and Julius Brooks homered for the Cub s. Mike Scheer slammed four hits for the Dodgers. Collegiate Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bloomington 2-0, Champaign Urbana 1-8 Peoria at Galesburg, ppd, rain Lincoln at Springfield, ppd, rain See Our Entirely New MARK TWAIN V-Boltom Fiberglass Boats That Eliminate Jolt* In Rush Watcn, Qutboards and Jnboards Prom fllM. HAROLD'S PLAGE 131 E, Ferguson, Wood Wvei By ROBERT JONES WIMBLEDON, England (AP)— What comes first — tennis or studies? There's no question ahout H. ac cording to U.S. Davis Cup Captain Bob Kelleher. Studies come ISi-st. And because seven of the 11 top U.S. stars are still at college, Kelleher admits it's going tc be tough finding a team good enough to get through the next Davis Cup round against Mexico or Canada; Last year, the United States tailed to get through the interzone finals for the first time for many years, and was beaten by Mexico. "Tennis conies secondary to study—study is primary," said Kelleher, at Wimbledon to watch how his youngsters have been battling their way through the world's premier tournament. He's jeen watching with quiet satisfaction — his bright young star Chuck McKinley lias combined tennis and studies well enough to come through to the final of the men's singles today against the giant Australian. Fred Stolle. For the first time in Wimbledon's long history, both finals this year will be American-Australian fights. Stolle keeps the eight-year Australian record of Australia having one of the men's finalists while Margaret "Big Marge" Smith the big-hitting 20-year-old, creates an Australian record b.v being the first girl from Down Under to make the women's final. Margaret is 5-foot-10 mid packs a punch to match. Her opponent is little Billie Jean Moffitt, of Long Beach, Calif., who stands only 5-6—and packs a punch that more than matches her size. The two met here last year—and Bil lie Jean stunned the fans by knocking out Big Marge with almost contemptuous ease. Illinois Youngster Has Bad Day., Trails Ford TORONTO (AP)-Old pro Doug Ford, who takes a two-stroke lead into today's third round of the Canadian Open Golf Tourney, was talking about his own game, but the statement would apply much better to young Ed Moehling. 'In this tournament, you can get run over very easily," Ford said after his four-under-par 67 Thursday that gave him a 36-hole :otal of 136. And Moehling, 22, on his first professional tour, would have to agree. The slim youngster from Mt. Prospect, 111., held the first day lead with a brilliant 66, then 'loundered to a 78 and was eight strokes back going im.> today's play in the $50,000 tourney. 'I'm not too chipper," he admitted. "I was playing badiy at thc first hole and I just couldn't recover." Frrd, 40, on the other hand, said he was at the peak of his game. Herman Keiser, 48, who won the Masters in 1946 and retired from fall-time tour competition in 1949, s in second with a 70-68—138 for 36 holes of the 6,419-yard, par 36-35—71 Scarboro Golf Club couisc Tied for third at 140 were Canadian George Knudson, 72-68, and George Bayer of Pasadena, Calif., 70-70. Bunched at 141 were Dick Mayer of Palm Desert, Calif.; Dow Finsierwald, Tequesta, Fla.; Gene Littler, Rancho Bernardo, Calif., {•nd Jack Fleck of Los Angeles. Bombers Win Opener, 9-2 The Alton Bombers softball team played and won their first game Wednesday night, downing Leo and Louie's, 9-2, at Water- tower Park. Donahue was the winner while Page took the loss. Richmond, Donahue, Eccles and Meeden each pounded a pair of hits for the Bombers. The newly-formed Bombers are looking for games and anyone interested is asked to call either Larry Donahue or Rick Eccles. It will be necessary for the Bombers to play on the opponents home field since they do not have a field of their own. Merchants Fall To Eventual CJiamps, 9-0 GRANITE CITY — The Alt- Wood Merchants softball team bowed out of the annual Granite City Invitational Tournament Thursday afternoon, losing to Schumacher's of St. Louis, 9-0. Wednesday night the Merchants stayed alive by beating 8th Inning Lounge, 2-1, in nine innings. Butch Ulster was the winning pitcher as he bested Ed Boncek. Rlster gave up eight hits, Boncek nine, Bister struck out three and walked one while Boncek whiffed 10. Ken Zumwalt drove in the win ing run in the bottom of the ninth He, John Boverie and Wayne Simpson each had two hits. Charlie Lowery gave the Mer chants one hit in the afternoon game — a pinch single by Bob Cunningham. Rister started anc was the loser. Bob Johnson and Cal Johns relieved. Alt-Wood committed eight er rors in the game. Schumacher's won the tourney by owning out of the losers' bracket to beat Granite City Park District twice, 3-3 and 3-1. Ixwery pitched all three games for the St. Louis- ans. Saturday night Alt-Wood hosts Schumacher's at Roxana in a doubleheader starting at 7:30, Sunday night Blue Circle is ai Roxana o'clock. for a single game at ! MINOR LEAGUES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Indianapolis 11-0, Arkansas 2-4 Columbus 5-4, Atlanta 1-5 Jacksonville 6-1, Buffalo 2-7 Syracuse 2-4, Rochester 0-1 Toronto 5-5, Richmond 2-3 Pacific Coast League Okla. City 6-2, Seattle 3-9 Tacoma 10, Dallas-Fort Worth 2 Portland 5-4, Denver 0-3 Spokane 6-3, Hawaii 1-3 (2nd suspended after 9 innings, cur few) Salt Lake 3, San Diego 1 THRILLS! SPILLS! EXCITEMENT! COMBINED MIDGET AND SUPER MODIFIED RACES EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT Modified Stock & Fender Bender Races Every Tueiday Night GODFREY SPEEDWAY Route 97 - s Mile* North oi Alton, Time TrtaJf 7!3*-Ratfn| «;$ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (175 at bats)—Wagner Los Angeles, .341; Malzone, Boston, .333. Runs—Allison, Minnesota, 56; Yastrzemski, Boston, and Kaline Detroit, 50. Runs batted in—Wagner, Los Angeles, 57; Allison, Minnesota, 55. Hits—Malzone, Boston, 101; Wagner, Los Angeles, 99. Doubles — Yastrzemski, Boston and Versalles, Minnesota, 20. Triples—Hinton, Washington, 10; Versalles, Minnesota, 7. Home runs—Allison, Minnesota, 20; Wagner, Los Angeles, 19. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Baltimore, 21; Wood, Detroit, and Hinton, Washington, 16. Pitching (eight decisions) — Radatz, Boston, 8-1, .889; Ford, New York, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts — Bunning, Detroit, 109; Pizarro, Chicago, 107. National League Batting (175 at bats)—T. Davs. Los Angeles, .36; White, St. Louis, .328. Runs — H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 51; White, St. Louis, 58. Runs batted in—H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 63; Santo, Chicago, and White, St. Louis, 58. Hits — White, St. Louis, 108; Groat, St. Louis, 105. Doubles—Javier, St. Louis, 22; Pinson, Cincinnati; Gonzalez, Philadelphia and Groat, St. Louis, 21. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 12; White St. Louis, 7. Home runs—H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 24; McCovey, San Francis co, 20. Stolen bases—Pinson and Rob inson, Cincinnati, 21; Wills, Los Angeles, 20. Pitching (eight decisions)—Per- ranoski, Los Angeles, 9-2, .818; Koufax, Los Angeles, and Marichal, San Francisco, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Angeles, 146; Drysdale, Los Angeles, 131. Marty Riessen Still Alive i CINCINNATI (AP) — Eduardo Zuleta of Ecuador, ranked second among foreign entrants, eliminated seventh-seeded Clark Graebner, Cleveland, 6-3, 6-3, Thurs day in the fourth day of the Tri- State Tennis Tournament. The action cut the number of seeded players in the quarterfinals to four. Top-seeded Marty Riessen, Hinsdale, 111., trimmed Bill Wright, Denver, 6-2, 6-2, and second-seeded Bill Lenoir, Tucson, trounced Jack Waltz, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 6-0. Ray Senkowski, Hamtramck, Mich., seeded eighth, edged Norm Perry, Los Angeles, 6-4, 6-4. BOWLING ACME 33 LANES Wed. Summer Mixed Women — Muehleman 171, 184, Ballard 155—167, Faileo 167, LeClaire 16-1. Men — Bazzell 211. BOWL ARENA Thursday Mixed Men Figge 190, Ingram 256 (546); Jouett 190 (545) Lahr 210 (514); Leonberger 188. Women —Blevins 179—165, Lutz 173, Heafner 161, Jngvarn 196 (515); Leon berger 163. GOLFING NOTES StJNttAV TOURNEY The Greater Alton Women's Golf Association will sponsor a two- ball foursome tournament Sunday at the Rock Spring Golf Course. Following the meet a barbecue will be served at the home of Joseph J. \Vlckenhauser, Alby Street Road, Alton. The tourney pairings (With tee off time at 12:30 p.m.): 1. Sidney Arst, Eleanor Zigrang, Joe Edwards, Tex Wickenhauser. 2. Vincent Zigrang, Ancelee Arst, Joe Wickenhauser, Alice Coats. 3. Ben Ward, Audrey Huss, Mike Eckhard, Tobie Wienshienk. 4. Bill Winter, Ann Rink, Bill Nicolet, Lela McLain. 5. Lee Wrest, Stella Darr, Leroy Steiger, Norma Johnson. 6. Claude Huss, Thelma Wrest, Nelson McReynolds, Dee Steiger. 7. Roger Johnson, Wini Orris, Clinton Restemeyer, Dot Nocolet. 8. Bob Lahlein, Helen Restemey- er, Charles McLain, Mary Eckhard. 9. Milt Hubevtus, Hannah Gillis. Ralph Coats, Marian Ward. 10. Isadora Wienshienk, Son a Winter, Jim Dooley, Molly Hubertus. 11. Bernard Orris, Blanche Dooley, Jake Muehleman, Bernice McReynolds, 12. Howard Darr, Ann Kingery, Elmer Gillis, Alberta Muehleman. 13. Herb Rink, Mary Cannady, Everett Kingery, Ann Edwards. 14. Bob Cannedy and Vivian Lahlein. Grand Slam By McMullen Ruins Cards LOS ANGELES (AP)—A grand- slam home run by Ken McMullen in the explosive, eight run sixth inning Thursday night blasted the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 10-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and increased their hold on the National League lead. The Cardinal loss was their fifth straight and sent the Redbirds 1V< games behind the Dodgers. The Dodgers were trailing 4 when McMullen hit the grand- slam off loser Ernie Broglio, 9-4. It was McMullen's second major eague homer. A second big gun for the Dod- ;ers was Jim Gilliam, who drove in four runs with a single and double. Ed Roebuck, third of four Dod- jer pitchers, allowed seven hits and four runs in a 2 2-3 innings DUt got the victory, his second in five decision.s The Cards took a 3-0 lead after two innings, then Gilliam drove in the first two Dodger runs with a third inning single. The Cards made it 4-2 lead in the sixth, when Curt Flood led off with his second single and scored on a double by Julian Javier. Singles by Tom Davis and Wally Moon and a walk to Ron Fairly loaded the bases in the 'Dodger sixth and McMullen followed with his grand-slam, a 350-foot line drive into the left-field stands. The Cards scored three in the eighth and chased Roebuck as Javier, Stan Musial and Ken Boyer contributed singles to the rally and Bill White tripled. The Cardinals will try to salvage something by sending Lou Burdette, 7-7, tonight against the San Francisco Giants' Billy O'Dell, 10-4, in Candlestick Park. PROBABLE PITCHERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League New York (Bouton 10-3) at Cleveland (Donovan 5-5) (N). Los Angeles (Oinsski 6-4) at Washington (Rudolph 3-9) (N). Minnesota (Pleis 1-0 and Moore 1-1 or Roggenburk 1-2) at Baltimore (Roberts 6-8 and Delock 1-5) 2, (twi-night). Chicago (DeBusschere 0-1) at Boston (Wilson 7-7) (N). Kansas City (Wickersham 6-7 at Detroit (Lolich 3-3) (N). National League Cincinnati (O'Toole 13-5) at Ixis Angeles (Willhite 1-2) (N). St, Louis (Burdette 7-7) at San Francisco (O'Dell 10-4) (N). Milwaukee (Sadowski 0-2) at Houston (Bruce 3-6) (N). Philadelphia (Gulp 10-6) at Chi cago (Jackson 9-7). Pittsburgh (Cardwell 4-9) at New York (Stallard 3-5). Dodgers Cut Down Cards Again, 10-7 By MIKE RAfMfct Associated t»«*i 8p«ft« Stop the music! The Los Angeles Dodgers just pulled the nig out from under 'hit game of musical chairs the contenders have been playing in the National League. The band stopped plnying Thursday night when rookie Ken McMullen cracked a grand-slam homer that powered the first- place Dodgers to j 10-7 victory over second-place St. Louis and ballooned their bulge to 2% game? over the Cardinals. Now, riding a sweep of the three-game series with St. Louis, a four-game winning streak and the momentum that has catapulted them from % games behind to 2% in front, the Dodgers have added strong odds to thoir line-up in the struggle for the NL pennant. Since the turn of the century, the team leading the pack on July 4 has gone on to win the pennant 39 of 62 times. However, as the Dodgers know, they led nt this point last year. San Francisco played in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs took over third place three games back by beating the New York Mets 2-1 and 3-0 behind Glen Robbie's two- hitter and Paul Toth's three- hitter. Milwaukee dropped defending champion San Francisco into fourth-place by belting the Giants 6-?. Houston shoved Cincinnati into fifth place with 1-2 and 6-2 victories over the Reds, Philadelphia swept a pair from Pittsburgh, 1-0 to 10 innings on Art Mnhaffey's two-hitter and 5-1. The Cardinals led 4-2 going into the sixth inning behind Ernie Bftt- glto, -9-4, when McMuUert, 21, supplied the fireworks, Before the inning was over, eight runs had poured in and the Cardinals, who came into Los Angeles with a otic-halt game lead, left with a five-game losing strcnk, .tlm Oil- liarn shared hitting honors with McMullen, driving In four runs with a single and double as fed Roebuck picked up the victory in relief. The Cubs won the opener In the ninth against Roger Craig, 2-13, as Ernie Banks reached second on an error, took third on a Wild pitch and scored on a wild throw by catcher Norm Sherry. Craig has lost 11 straight. The Cubs scored all their second game runs in the first inning on a two-run homer by Billy Williams and Ron Santo's solo shot. Lee Maye cracked a homer and a 3-3 tie In the seventh Inning as the Braves went on to whip the Giants, who had pulled into a tie on a two-run homer by Willie Me- Ccvey, his 20th. Hank Aaron also homered for Milwaukee, No. 24. Tony Clonlnger was ihe winner with Bob Hendley's relief help. Yanks' Lead Now 4i; Will Tradition Hold? TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY Granite City, III, Stock Cur Races IVIRY SAT, NIGHT NOTICE I am no longer associated with Cliff'* Service Station at Washington and Salw Sti. I Invite all of my customers to 999 me for their towing and repair needs at... CLIFF'S TOWINC AND REPAIR ffl EAST P£I ST., 4LTON CLIFFORD MARTIN By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer Past performances charts show the odds are 2-1 in favor of the club heading the American League field on July Fourth finishing first at the wire. It's happened that way 41 times in the league's past 62 seasons. But chances are you'd have to give much better than 2-1 on the New York Yankees, who wound up the holiday halfway mark lead ing the race by 4% lengths. The Yanks were outsized choices to hang up their fourth straight pennant and 27th over-all at the outset of the season and by now must rate about the surest bet in baseball. The Yankees picked up one-half game on the holiday program Thursday, even though they man aged only a split with the Chicago White Sox. Behind left-hander Whitey Ford's pitching and a late- game scoring burst, they romped in the opener 9-1—winning their seventh straight and third in a row over Chicago—before dropping a 4-2 decision. The Detroit Tigers put a double damper on hopeful Minnesota, beating the Twins 5-3 and 3-1; and Jerry Kindall hit key home runs as Cleveland set back Boston twice, 4-3 in 14 innings and 7-5. The results moved the White Sox buck into second, 4% games behind the Yanks, dropped Minnesota into third, 5 games off the pace, and left fourth-place Boston 6V4 games out. In other AL action—Washington swept its first doubleheader of the year. 2-1 and 3-2 over Kansas City, with John Wyatt balking across the winning run in the opener and walking it across in the second game; and Baltimore completed a three-game sweep of Los Angeles, trimming the Angels 7-4. Ford, winning his ninth straight for a 13-3 record, struck out 12 and did not allow a runner past first base until the ninth inning. Elston Howard and Roger Maris homered for the Yanks. Nellie Fox' first homer of the season with a man on in the sixth was f he big hit in Chicago's second game victory. Juan Pizarro, 10-4, was the winner with strong relief help from Hoyt Wilhelm. Gary Peters of the White Sox and Bill Stafford of the Yanks were the losing pitchers. The Tigers built early leads in both games in pinning the two losses on the Twins. Norm Cash's two-run single hi the first Inning and two more runs in the third gave Detroit all it needed in the opener, won by Phil Regan. In the second game, the Tigers broke a 1-1 tie in the third on Rocky Colavito's double and singles by Bubba Phillips and George Thomas. Hank Aguirre turned in a six-hitter. Jim Hall, Rich Rollins and John Gory] homered for the Twins, whose losing pitchers were Lee Stange and Jim Kaat. Gary Bell allowed just one hit in five innings of relief in the first game at Cleveland and became a winner when Kindall socked the first pitch thrown by Hal Kolstad in the bottom of the 14th for a homer. Fred Whitfield homered twice for the Indians' first three runs. In the second game, Cleveland shattered a 2-2 tie against diet Nichols with a four-run barrage. Jim Grant went all the way for the Indians although allowing 11 hits, including Red Sox homers by Carl Yastrzemski, Gary Geiger and Lu Clinton. Cleveland's Early Wynn pitched six shutout innings in the opener but was frustrated once more in his bid for a 300th big league victory. Murray Wins Dragway Duel At the Alton Dragway Thursday Bob Murray of St. Louis, driving a double-A gas dragster, took two out of three races from Al Eshenbaugh of Phoenix, Ariz, who was motoring a double-A fuel dragster in the first day of their two-day match. The two drivers will meat again Sunday in another two- out-of-threo competition. E*- henbaugh IB new to the track. Other winners Thursday included: Top eliminator —D. Pancak of Belleville; competition eliminator — J. Davis of Cahokia, Mo.; middle eliminator — W. Underwood of Terre Haute, Ind.; junior eliminator — G. Taylor of East Alton; little eliminator — B. Rinklin of Kirkwood, Mo.; stock eliminator — Fields and Wheeler of Springfield; junior stock eliminator — B. Baker of Caseyville; powder puff eliminator — Betty Meyers of St, Louis; and bike eliminator — A. Sondergger of Ferguson, Mo. MIDWEST LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clinton 5, Wisconsin Rapids 4 Cedar Rapids 14, Dubuque 4 Decatur 16, Quad Cities 3 Burlington 6, Quincy 3 Fox Cities at Waterloo, ppd., rain. VISIT OUR SADDLE SHOP We have everything (or your hone here at the ranch. Shoes, nails, bridles, Navaho blankets, halters, rain slick- eri, lead ropes, tie downs, etc., etc. We have the most complete stock of horse sup- plles lit the area. We also have registered and grade quarter horses for sale trade. Wt Con Arrange Your Financing I PONY SADDLES SPECIAL! $29,95 Full Slw Saddles $49.95 Phone 466-1886 HOLIDAY HILL RANCH, Inc. H ftW* J9Mt ff HMWfefrt Roful pn Otf Rropk L*ne

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