Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 22, 1963 · Page 32
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 32

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 22, 1963
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EVENING fMtJttSDAV, AUGUST ^^^^^^^^^^^™ * ^ttfc I^^H^K jj^Eft ' '-' '-^BKAVtbtvA ' ^^^ra I^^^KU^^^^. _^_ fJMB AflHI ^tf^^^^K^t Time of Year; Grid Drills Open Season Starts BeptemberlS; Alton Home ' High school football practic opened Wednesday in the Alto area Mid throughout the state o llllttbls. The beginning practic date of Aug. 21 had been established by the Illinois Athletic Association. Two new coaches Will mak their debut in the Alton area Sept. 13, when the season begins Mo Tschannen replaces Ear McLane at Roxana as the latte has moved up to the athletic di rector post. Tschannen is no new comer to Roxana, having servec as McLane's assistant for the pas eight seasons. Dave Thayer, who learned Ids coaching up Minnesota way, replaces Phil Abromovich as pilot of Western Military Academy. Thayer Is handicapped by the fact that many of the Red Raider players won't report until next week, thus costing Western a week of practice. At an annual rules interpreta tion meeting of the IHSA in Chi cago Tuesday, a number of minor changes were made in the high school football code. The two - inch kicking tee was legalized. Suggestions for numerals of players such as backs 1049, centers 50-59, guards 60-69 tackles 70-79, and ends 80-89, were made. On a fair catch interference on the last down of a quarter, if the receivers accept the penalty, an untimed down will be granted. On all free kicks the game clock will be started as soon as the ball is touched. In situations where the rules permit the ball anywhere between the inbound lines, the same privilege is extended if the down is .replayed because of penalty. Coach Ralph McLain's Alton Redbirds, who ran up a 7-3 record a year ago, have only six lettermen returning for the 1963 season. With the Johnson boys, Andrew and Leroy, in the backfield, the Redbirds are guaranteed speed and power but the line is inexperienced and such stalwarts as Bob Boedeker, Jim Minsker, Paul Economides, Richard Green and Earl Dancy have graduated. The Explorers of Marquette have 14 lettermen back in the fold this year, but the number is deceptive. Many were brought up quickly a year ago when injuries took their toll of the front ranks Back for another grid year are quarterback Tom Tueth, guard Ben Todaro and end Duane Randall. Ron lloltman begins his 10th year at the Explorer helm. At Wood River, Oiler coach Orv Yocum has 11 lettermen, but like Alton, the losses up front off set a good backfield. Lee Davis Joe Huff and Bob Fisher give the Oilers three-fourths of a fine backfield. Unlike Wood River and Alton the Shells of Roxana have veter an strength up front, but a notable lack of experience in the back field. Tom Durham and Bill Kel er were regulars a year ago. Civic Memorial has an excel lent opportunity to break out o the doldrums of the past few years with 12 returnees. Alton opens its season host- Ing Qulncy while Marquette - is at Jerseyviile. Civic Memorial entertains Wood River and Roxana hosts Southwestern, All the games are set for Sept. 13. Western Military waits until the next afternoon for a 2:30 encount er with St. Thomas Aquinas school in Florissant, Mo. PROBABLE PITCHERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Washington (Daniels 4-8) a Kansas City (Rakow 7-8) (N) ' Los Angeles (Chance 11-14) a Baltimore (McNally 5-5) (N) Cleveland (Grant 9-11) at New York (Terry 14-12) Chicago (Horlen 6-4 or DeBus schere 3-4) at Boston (Morehead 7-10) Only games National League Pittsburgh (Friend 14-11) a Chicago (Jackson 14-11) St. Louis (Broglio 13-8) at Lo Angeles (Drysdale 16-13) (N) Milwaukee (Cloninger 8-6) a San Francisco (Marichal 18-6) Only games. BASEBALL HEROES By THIS ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING -> Jerry Lynch, Pi rates, get major league record b •hltOPI J5th ptoch>Wt homer of his career, a ninth-Inning shot tha the Chicago Cubs 7-6. PITCHING - Bon Nottebart , who *Utewe$ nw while pitch ncrhltter against Philadelphia o.irt with W DIG, DIG, DIG! Jack Tanner, assistant football coach at Alton High School, stands on the "sled" as t\vo Redbird varsity hopefuls throw their shoulders into the contraption. Wednesday was the first day of practice for high schools throughout the state. The Redbirds open their season Sept. 13 at home against Quincy.—Don Hayes photo. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (300 at bats) — Yastr- emski, Boston, .328; Kaline, De- roit, .318. Runs — Tresh, New York, 78; 'astrzemski, Boston, 7... Runs batted in—Stuart, Boston, 1; Kaline, Detroit, 80. Hits—Yastrzemski, Boston, 147; Runs — Tresh, New gyork, 78; 'astrzemski, Boston, 76. Runs batted in—Stuart, Boston, 1; Kaline, Detroit, 80. Hits—Yastrzemski. Boston, 147; Saline, Detroit, 143. Doubles—Yastrzemski, Boston, 4; Causey, Kansas City, 29. Triples — Versalles, Minnesota, nd Hinton, Washington, 11. Home runs—Stuart, Boston, 32; Cillebrew, Minnesota, 28. Stolen bases—Aparicio, Balti- lore, 31'; Hinton 1 Washington, 21. Pitching (12 decisions) — Radatz, Boston, 12-4, .750; Peters, Chicago, 14-5, .737. Strikeouts — Sunning, Detroit, 153; Barber, Baltimore, 151. National League Batting (300 at bats) — Groat, St. Louis, .39; T. Davis, Los Angeles, .317. Runs — Aaron, Milwaukee, 91; Flood, St. Louis, 90. Runs batted in—Aaron, Milwau- <ee, 104; White, St. Louis, 91. Hits—Groat, St. Louis, 171; Pinson, Cincinnati, 168. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 36; Pinson, Cincinnati, and Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 33. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 13; lonzalez, Philadelphia, 10. Home runs — McCovey, San Trancisco, 34; Aaron, Milwaukee, 32. Stolen bases—Wills, Los Ange- es, 26; Robinson and Pinson, Cincinnati, 25. Pitching (12 decisions)—Perra noski, Los Angeles, 13-2, .867; McBean, Pittsburgh, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Ange- es, 233; Drysdale, Los Angeles, 214. FIGHT RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YOKKAICHI, Japan — Kazuo Takayarha, , 132V2, knocked oul Leo Alonzo, 134%, Philippines, 2. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernie Broglio will try to salvage a glimmer of hope for the fading St. Louis Cardinals tonight in the finale of a three-game series at Chavez Ravine. Broglio (13-8) will face Don Drysdale (16-13) in a game that should be an anti-climax after Wednesday night's 16-inning affair which the Dodgers won on Johnny Roseboro's clutch hit, 2-1. Sandy Koufax, seeking his 20th victory, and Curt Simmons, at- :empting to avert a Los Angeles runaway, squared off and hurled masterpieces for 12 innings. Koufax left the game for a pinch satter in the 12th after spacing nine hits and striking out 10 bat- :ers. Simmons retired for a pinch batter in the 13th. He had allowed only seven hits. Bobby Shantz and Ron Perrano- ski became the fresh combatants and they matched pitch for pitch through the 14th. Lary- Ernie Broglio Will Try To Salvage Final Game ry Sherry (2-4) retired the Cardinals in the 15th and 16th. Then Ron Taylor (7-5) replaced Shantz in the bottom of the 16th. The death knell was sounded with two out in the 16th. Rookie Ken McMullen bounced a ground rule double over the center field fence and Roseboro smashed a single past third, base. The largest crowd in the major leagues this season—54,125— saw the Dodgers run their current winning streak to seven games, increase their National League margin to 7% games over the second-place Cardinals, and extend their winning skein over the Redbirds to six. The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the third, but the Cardinals tied it with a run in. the sixth. That was it until Roseboro in the 16th. CHICAGO (AP) - "The good Lord has been good to file. He had to be because nobody could be that lucky." That's how Jerry Lynch, Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder, explained his feelings after hitting his major league record-breaking 15th pinch home run Wednesday. His ninth inning drive into the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field produced the new mark as well as a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "The first thing I-did was call my wife and four kids back in Pittsburgh^" said the 33-year-old Lynch. "It was my greatest thrill in baseball, and I've had a few. Eight or nine of my pinch homers liave won or tied games for my team. You always enjoy a homer, but not nearly as much in a losing cause." Lynch's record-tying and record- making pinch homers were spaced just one month apart, and both against the Cubs as well as off the same pitcher—Lindy McDaniel. Since he was the Pirates' leadoff batter in the ninth Wednesday in a guest role for winning pitcher Alvin McBean, did Lynch look for a "take" sign on the 3 and 1 count? He said: • "I did not. I didn't even look just in case it was on. I was on my own all the way. Had the sign been on I wanted to make sure I didn't see it." The record-maker was Lynch's 12th homer of the year, and second in as many games against the Cubs. His feat erased the record 14 o] his former Cincinnati teammate, George Crowe. Pittsburgh pitcher Harvey Haddix tied a National League mark —but it was a bit more negative than Lynch's. Haddix, pitching in relief of starter Joe Gibbon, unleashed three wild pitches in the sixth inning when the Cubs tal- The Baltimore Orioles have led the American League in pinch- hitting for the past four years with averages of .262, .267, 281 and .286. Lakers Drop First Game In League Playoffs. 2-0 The Alton Lakers girls Softball team may be the state champion, but it has its own problems in the Twilight League. Wednesday night the Lakers opened the League championship playoffs against Collinsville at Watertower Park. The final score was Collinsville 2, Lakers 0 in eight innings. For seven innings Bev Conaway of the Lakers and Georgia Yost of the Rockettes hooked up in a torrid pitching duel. But, disaster struck the Alton team in the eighth. Miss Yost reached first on an error, one of five by the Lakers in the game. She moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Irene Mezzano. Yost scored when Karen Rowe's grounder to third was overthrown at first base. Yost slid in under the throw at home with the first run. Judy Buecher then tripled home Miss Rowe. That was the game. The Lakers went down in order in the bottom of the eighth. Conaway gave up three hits and Yost two. Conaway struck out four and walked none. Yost whiffed none and walked one. The second game of the best two - out - of - three series will be played Friday night at Fletcher Park in Collinsville starting at 8:30. If a third game is necessary, site of the game will be determined by a flip of a coin. Mansgers of teams in the league will meet tonight at Marysville to vote on the league's most valuable player for the year. Last year Miss Conaway was selected the top player. 0 o 1 o o 2 Collinsville (2) Player AB R H Mezzano Rowe Buecher Matyas Decreval Denny Spacher Baumgartner Yost a-Purlee 4 4 4 200 3 0 1 300 300 300 300 Lakers (0) Player AB R H 0 Fpllls Lusby Freeman Onofrey Grlmsley Conaway Hand Duke Ims 0 0 4 0 300 300 200 300 300 300 210 Totals 31 2 3 Totals 29 0 2 Inning: 12345678 RHE Collinsville 00000002—2 3 3 Lakers oooooooo—0 2 5 DECISIVE RUN Georgia Von!;, OolllnsviHe pitcher, es safely across borne plate in the eighth inning of Wednesday night's Alton Lasers - CoUbwvUte Boefcettes Twilight League championship playoff game at Watertower, Her run was the first of the game. Betty Onofrey is the Laker catcher who dives in vain trying to nip the sliding Roekette, Collinsville won the game in eight innings, 2-Q,-Don If ayes photo, Lynch Hits Homer, V •-, ' His Biggest Thrill Big Red Puts 2 on Waivers LAKE FOREST, 111.—Veteran center Don Gillis and free agent Fred Quinn were placed on waivers Friday while the Big Red prepared for Saturday night's encounter with the Detroit Lions at Omaha, concentrating on defense. A starter for three seasons with the football Cardinals, Gillis missed the entire 1962 season with a knee injury. Quinn, a quarterback from Northwestern, was signed as a free agent and given a shot at a defensive backfield spot. Tight end Taz Anderson may (not be ready for Saturday night's contest. His ankle, which he sprained against San Francisco last weekend, has not healed sufficiently. Rookie Jerry Stovall, the Cardinals' top draft choice, has been switched from a defensive corner halfback to safety. Pupil Sinks Ace As Tutor Looks On Jim Childers of Madison shot a hole in one Wednesday afternoon on the 16th hole at Cloverleaf Golf Course. Childers was playing an instruction round with club pro, Ferdy Valdez, and Robert Zellerman of Venice when he got the ace with a three iron. The hole - in - one marked the second ace in two days at Cloverleaf, both coming on the par three 16th. lied three times and took a 5-3 lead. Tommie Sisk, Haddix, McBean (13-3) and Elroy Face followed Gibbon to the mound as the score kept changing. Dick Ellsworth, who was seeking his 18th victory of the season, gave way to Mc- Danlel (8-6) in the seventh inning. The Cubs will attempt to salvage the final game of the series today when Larry Jackson (14-11) faces Pittsburgh's Bob Friend (14-11). In Boston, rookie left-hander Gary Peters stifled the Red Sox on six hits and recorded his ninth consecutive victory in a 7-1 decision. Peters (14-5) struck out 11 in going the distance. Another Sox rookie, third base man Pete Ward, walloped his 17th home run as the White Sox defeated the Red Sox for the second consecutive night. Peters entered the contest with a 1.88 earned run average. He gave up a single to Felix Mantil la in the first, then held the Red Sox hitless until Carl Yasirzem- ski connected with two out In the sixth. Boston's only run came in the ninth. Boston starter Bill Monbou- quette (16-8) was knocked out in the fifth inning when the White Sox scored three runs. A pair of young right-handers will be on the mound today when the teams wind up their three- game series. Joe Horlen (6-4) will pitch for the Sox and rookie Dave Morehead (7-10) will hurl for Boston. Boxing Group Suffers Blow Over Control MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)—The World Boxing Association's hope of federal control over boxing was exploded by an attorney member, but it has taken action against a pet peeve—return bout contracts. John Y. Jordan Jr., of Asheville, N.C., told the WBA convention in its final session Wednesday that the late Sen. Estes Kefeuver's bill to set up a federal boxing commissioner in the Justice Department is clearly unconstitutional. This is a field, Jordan said, in which Congress has no power to legislate and he predicted that Ke- 'auver's bill wuold never get out of the Senate committee that now has it. WBA Commissioner Abe Greene, who has been campaigning for revival of Kefauver's bill, introduced a resolution after Jordan's speech, asking Congress to pass some sort of suitable legislation to strengthen the hands of boxing's administrative agency. The resolution won unanimous adoption. New regulations were 1 adopted providing automatic suspension of member commissions approving return-bout contracts for cham- Monship fights. The move was inspired by the contract for the first iston-Patterson fight, described by several delegates as the worst ever seen in the business. This contract, which Sonny Liston was forced to sign before he could get a crack at Floyd Patterson's title, not only guaranteed Patterson a return bout, but gave him the right to dictate all the conditions. In the future, boxing commissions will insist on clauses in all contracts stating that there has been no agreement of any kind assuring a return match. NBA Tilts on TV NEW YORK (AP)-The National Basketball Association, after a year's absence, will return to a televised game of the week beginning Jan. 2, 1964, the league's television chairman, Fred Podesta, announced today. Vet George Blanda Heads Oilers Again By DON WEISS Associated Press Sports Writer George Blanda, the graybeard quarterback who fights for his Job against the fuzz-cheeks every summer and usually wins it, will lead the Houston Oilers against the San Diego Chargers tonight as professional football kicks off another busy weekend of exhibitions. The game at Houston represents the first home appearance of the Oilers, who have bounced back to win two games since taking a 2710 cuffing from the Denver Broncos in their pre-season opener. Blanda, beginning his ^th pro season, was primarily responsible for the second one—a 2}-2Q victory at Boston last week after the Oilers trailed 20-0 at the half. The San Piego-Houston struggle is the first of 11 games on the pro schedule In the next four days- bringing all 22 teams into action. On Friday night, Denver is at Kansas City in the AFL; on Saturday, Boston is at Buffalo, and in the National League, Chicago plays Green Bay at Milwaukee, Baltimore meets Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Detroit meets St. Louis at Omaha, Philadelphia plays ,\yasjv Ington at Charlotte, and Dallas goes against Los Angeles at Port land, Ore., all in night gamps. On Sunday, the NFL has two games—Cleveland at San Francisco and New York at Minnesota; and in the AFL, it's New yojrfc at Oakland. , :\ FINCERLING BASS FOB STOCKING LAKES MURLE'S BAIT SHOP HO JM897 SWEAT->N STRAIN Ron Holtman, Marquette football Wednesday'at Riverfront Park coach (right foreground), shows his players the art of fending off would-be blockers as the Explorers'went tlirough their first day of football practice This Is Holtman's'ibth year as coach of the Blue'and White. The Explorers open their season Sept. 13 at Jorseyville.— Don Hayes photo. Brawl Spices Yanks' Sweep Over Indians By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer "When I played ball, the only guys we threw at were .300 hitters," Cleveland Manager Birdie Tebbetts said wryly, "Hell, the Yankees haven't got any." Joe Pepitone is hitting .275. Umpire Tom , DiMuro figures that's good enough to get thrown at. Either way you'look at it, for three minutes an explosive situation rocked Yankee Stadium Wednesday night at the tailend of the New York Yankees' doubleheader sweep over Cleveland by identical 3-1 scores. Pepitone, who punched out four hits in the doubleheader, wound up throwing "em after he was hit by a pitch for the second time in the eighth inning of the second game. He was hit on the wrist by Barry Latman in the third, then nicked by Gary Bell. He started toward the mound and was restrained by Umpire Di- Muro, who told Bell he was being fined $50 for throwing a beanball. Pepitone then jogged to first, turned and started again toward the mound. He was grabbed by first baseman Fred Whittield and, within seconds, players were flailing away, all over the field. "All the balls I saw thrown were low," said Tebbetts, "except the ones they (Stan Williams) were throwing." "I'm not mad at anybody," said Pepitone. "After I was hit the second time I yelled at Bell, he yelled at me and pretty soon we were calling each other names. ] just got upset and headed for him." ; "I wasn't trying to hit him," said Bell, "and I'm not mad at him. But one word led to another." It also led to Pepitone's ejection and four casualties — Cleveland infielders Larry Brown and Dick Howser, who, suffered'leg cuts, and managers Tebbetts and Ralph Hbuk of the Yankees, who were Ma/or League STANDINGS 20% 21 23 23% 24 34% By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 80 44 .645 — Chicago .. 70 54 .565 10 Minnesota 69 55 .557 11 Baltimore 69 58 .543 Cleveland 61 66 .480 Boston 59 65 .476 Detroit 56 66 .459 Kansas City .. 56 67 .455 Los Angeles ..58 70 .453 Washington .. 46'79 .368 Wednesday's Results Minnesota 12, Detroit 1 Chicago 7, Boston 1 Washington 5, Kansas City 1 New York 3-3, Cleveland 1-1 Baltimore 7-2, Los Angeles 4-3 Today's Games Washington at Kansas City (N) Los Angeles at Baltimore (N) Cleveland at New York Chicago at Boston Friday's Games Kansas City at Detroit (2 twi- night) Boston at Cleveland (N) Los Angeles at Washington (N) Minnesota at Baltimore (2 twi- night) Chicago at New York (N) National League W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles ,. 76 48 .613 St. Louis .....'69 56 .552 7% San Francisco 68 57 .544 8% Philadelphia . 69 59 .539 9 Milwaukee ... 66 60 .524 11 Cincinnati .... 68 62 .523 11 Chicago 64 61 .512 12% Pittsburgh ... 63 61 .508 13 Houston ...... 47 80 .370 30% New York .... 40 86 .317 37 Wednesday's Results Pittsburgh 7, Chicago 6 Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 2 Houston 1, Cincinnati 0 New York at Philadelphia, rain Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1 (16 innings) Today's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago St. Louis at Los Angeles (N) Milwaukee at San Francisco Only games scheduled Friday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (N) New York at Chicago St. Louis at Houston (N) Milwaukee at Los Angeles (N) Cincinnati at San Francisco (N) THRILLS! SPILLS! EXCITEMENT! acting as peacemakers. Houk suffered a muscle pull in his right thigh and Tebbetts was stepped on and spiked—by Pepl- tone, he said. The twin victories increased the Yankees' American League lead to 10 games over the Chicago White Sox, who whipped Boston 7-1 as Gary Peters posted his ninth consecutive victory with a six-hitter. Minnesota walloped Detroit 12-1, Washington took Kansas City 5-1, and Baltimore and the Los Angeles Angels split. The Orioles won 7-3 as Steve Barber became the AL's biggest winner with 18 victories and the Angelstook the nightcap 3-2. The National League - leading Los Angeles Dodgers defeated second-place St. Louis 2-1 in 16 innings, Milwaukee knocked off San Francisco 6-2, Houston shut out Cincinnati 1-0 and Pittsburgh edged the Chicago Cubs 7-6. The New York Mets and Philadelphia were rained -out. •"•.:• •-•^•.«i" Pepitone drove in the decisive runs for the Yankees in the nightcap with a two-run double off loser Latman int he first inning, and Williams, 7-3, protected the lead all the way by keeping eight Indian hits well spaced. Tom Tresh stroked two doubles in the opener, scoring the first Yankee run and driving in the other two, in support of Al Downing's»three- hit pitching. Downing is 9-4. Peters, a rookie left-hander, brought his record to 14-5 and extended a string of scoreless innings to 25 before the Red Sox scored in the ninth on single? by Frank Malzone, Ed Bressoudiand Bob Tillman. Peters got batting support from rookie teammate Pete Ward, who hit his 17th homer and drove in another run .with a grounder. Bill Monbouquette, 16-8, took the loss. Cliff Doughman Second in Trapshoot VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) - Clilf Doughman of Alton, 111,, broke 199 clays to finish second among professionals Wednesday at the 64th Grand American Trapshoot. The winner in the professional category, Tom Frye of Billings, Mont., cracked 200 straight. POWER-PACKED BATTERY SUNDAY AUG. 25 AND EVERY SUNDAY FENDER BENDERS • AMATEURS • MODIFIED RACES Time Trials 7:30 P.M., Racing 8:30 P.M. 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