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PAGE lt>UMfciSN ALTON EVENING f ELEGftAPH MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1963 Watertower Fights Ways to Semi-Final In the ASA Class B Softball Tournament at Watertowef Park Sunday Watertower advanced to the setnl-finals with victories over Bushy's and the East St. Louis YMCA after the latter had eliminated the Alton Bombers. In a tight pitching duel between Fell* Mann of Watertower and the combined efforts of Jack Rhoades and Jerry Voloski of Bushy's only six hits were allowed as Watertower whipped the defending champs, 3-2, eliminating them from the tourney. Watertower scored twice In the top of the second and once In the top of the fourth, then hung on as Black Label scored two in the bottom of the fourth, on a two-run homer by Grady Wntklns. Bushy's stranded hvo runners in the fifth and one In the bottom of the seventh. Mann was in top form for Wat- ertower, fanning 15 batters in recording the win. In the second game East St. Louis edged the Bombers, 8-7, in eight innings after the latter had scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score. Two Bomber errors allowed Weiss to cross the plate with the winning run. Don Ballard handled the pitching for East St. Louis and yielded 12 hits. Raj- Parton and Larry Donahue pitched for Alton with I'arton taking taking the loss. Eleven errors were committed in the game, six by East St. Louis, five by the Bombers. Rick Eccles paced the Bombers with three hits while Denny Wooff, Charlie Richmond and Don Davis got hvo apiece. Watertower then met East St. Louis, romping past the YMCA team, 11-1. Mann and Bechtold combined for a four-hitter for the victors. Anderson and Wlttman led the liMilt assault for Water- tower on the pitching of Walters and Kocnlg with three hits apiece. Watertower meets Gillespie Tuesday night at 7:30 with the winner of that game playing Brighton at 9 for the Class B lhampionship. The title game participants advance to the state tournament at Macomb, wliich oegins Wednesday. Watertower (3) Bushy's (2) Player AB R H Player AB R H D. Ander- Haynes 300 son 300 Wallace 2 1 0 Admire 300 Boyd 200 Mann 302 Watklns 3 1 1 Turner 300 Wintjen 300 Wlttman 200 Torrez 2 0 1 W. Antler- Nicolet 1 0 0 son 110 Bryant 300 Gonzales 2 1 0 Errandl 200 Chlolcro 301 Rhoades 1 0 0 Frerlch 2 1 0 Voloski 1 0 Oj Totals 22 3 3 Totals 22 2 2 Inning: 1234567 RHE Wntertower 0201000—3 3 Bushy's 0002000—2 3 2 Yanks Split, Still Lead by 12 Games By JIM BECKER Associated Press Sports Writer "Actually, I try for a no-hitter every game I pitch. That's the Green Bay Easily Beats Bears, 26-7 CHICAGO (AP)—The Chicago Bears may or may not be ready for the 1963 season, 'but they certainly don't appear ready to be a sure-fire contender for the National Football League title. To earn such a position the Bears should show they can handle the Green Bay Packers, defending champions of the western division and the entire circuit. And they demonstrated Saturday night in Milwaukee that they can't do that—not yet, anyhow. Chicago lost on the Scoreboard, 26 to 7. It lost on the yardstick of yards gained, 365 to 214. And it lost on first downs, 24 to 14. The Bears, moreover, completed only nine of 22 pass attempts, while Green Bay made good on 19 in 34 attempts. The Packers made two interceptions. One of them was by rookie Dave Robinson, and he ran it back 24 yards for the final Green Bay touchdown. Chicago scored first on a 4- yard pass from Bill Wade to Mike Ditka at the end of a 57-yard drive. Green Bay snapped back with a 19-yard pass from Bart Stair to Ron Kramer to top off a 59-yard offensive. The Packers did all the second half's scoring with touchdowns by Max McGee on a short pass, Robinson's interception and field goals by Jerry Kramer and Gary Kroner. The Bears' next date on the pre-season exhibition schedule is with the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night in Chicago. way you win, by not letting them hit." That's Al Downing's pitching philosophy, and the 22-year-olc New York Yankee left-hander lives by it religiously. He has flirted with no-hitters, and even perfect games, all season. Twice Downing had gone to the seventh inning before giving up a Ml. Sunday he went to the eighth —an error spoiled a perfect game with two out in the seventh—before Ron Hansen slapped a leadoff single over second base for the first hit. Downing finished with a two-hit 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a double header. Elston Howard homered twice. White Sox southpaw Gary Peters won the second game, 2-1 in 12 innings, for his 10th straight and second in a row over the Yankees. The split left the Yanks UV 2 games in front in the American League. Minnesota moved into sole possession of second by whipping the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 in 10 innings. The White Sox are 12 games back, the Orioles 12Vz. ' Cleveland beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 in 15 innings in the second ;ame, after the Red Sox had won :he opener 8-3. The Detroit Tigers completed he sweep of a five-game series with Kansas City, 11-5 and 4-3. Washington tripped the Los Ange- es Angels 4-1. AtYankee Stadium, Downing and Peters, the two young left-handers, were invincible. Downing ran his 'ecord to 10-4, Peters to 15-5. Camilo Pascual won his 17th game with a stout-hearted effort 'or Minnesota. Pascual pitched out of two bases-loaded spots in te ninth. Red Sox rookie pitcher Bob Heffner lost a 1-0 lead with two out in the 10th inning when Tito France* na homered for the Indians. Then Francona singled the winning run home in the 15th against Dick Ra- dati-.. Bill Monbouquette won his 17th in the opener, as Lu Clinton and Gary Geiger homered for the Red Sox. Houston Pins Weekend Woes On Cardinals HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The Cardinals, with hopes of catching the front-running Los Angeles Dodgers, have lost two games In a row to Houston—certainly no the correct way of accomplishing such a feat. For, as the Cardinals lost 3-1 Sunday, the Dodgers polished of Milwaukee, 2-1, and opened the gap to 6^ games. Colt reliever Jim Umbricht dis played some effective pitching to subdue the hapless Cardinals aft er they staged a brief rally in the fifth inning. Umbricht replaced 19-year-old rookie Chris Zachary. Umbricht came In with one run In, one out, and runners on sec ond and third. He got the Cardi nals out and then held them to a hit—a single—the rest of the way. The Cardinals' sloppy fielding gave the Colts three unearnec runs In the third. Losing pitcher Lew Burdette accounted for one of the mlscues. Bob Lillis led off the Colt third with a double. Burdette then juggled Zachary's sacrifice bunt. Lil lis came home with the first run when catcher Carl Sawatski hit him with the ball trying to get Lillis in a rundown. The other two Houston runs came on sacrifice flies by Pete Runnels and Jim Wynn. The Cardinals are in San Francisco today, with Ernie Broglio (14-8) going against the Giants Juan Marichal (19-6). Seconc place in the National League is at stake. Both teams are tied foi second position. 'SATURDAY Cardinals (0) Houston (4) Player AB R HPlayer AB R H Flood 403 Spangler 411 Groat -400 Runnels 312 White 400 b-Smlth 100 Muslal 300 Fazio 000 Kolb 1 0 0 Wynn 2 1 0 Boyer 300 Bateman 301 Altman 3 0 1 Staub 302 Javier ,300 Warwick 400 McCarver 300 \spromonte 300 Taylor 200 Lillis 300 a-Sawatskt 100 Brown 3 1 1 Jones 000 Mackenzie 000 Schultz 000 Totals 31 0 4 Totals 29 4 7 Inning: 123456789 RHE Cards 000000000—0 4 2 Houston 00000013 x— 4 7 1 SUNDAY Cardinals (1) Houston (3) Player AB R H Player AB R H Flood 402 Spangler 412 Javier 400 Runnels 300 White 402 Wynn 300 Boyer 300 Bateman 400 Altman 400 Staub 300 James 4 0 1 Warwick 301 iawatski 300 Aspromonte 3 0 1 Jhantz 000 Lillis 3 1 2 Kolb 1 0 0 Zachary 1 1 0 Maxvlll 2 1 1 Umbricht 100 Groat 200 Burdette 100 Muslal 000 Gibson 000 Sadeckl 000 McCarver 100 Totals 33 1 6 Inning: 1234S6789 RHE Cardinals 000010000—1 6 2 Houston 00300000 X— 3 6 0 Jimmy Brown Has Good Day Against 49ers By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer It may be the dirtiest trick since he invention of the mousetrap. As every defensive football player knows, the only thing to do vhen Jimmy Brown has the ball s for five or six or seven of you o rush up and maybe if enough of you get there you can knock urn down. Maybe. But now, when you start clump- ng up there by platoon fronts, ic's throwing the ball. Absolutely unfair. The 230-pound bull of a fullback 'or the Cleveland Browns, proba- )ly the most feared runner in the National Football League, picked up 68 yards on 13 rushing attempts and ran for two touchdown in Sunday's 24-7 exhibition rout of the San Francisco 49ers. That's just a routine sort of per- 'ormance for the five-time rush- ng leader. But he also tossed a pass to fleet Ray Renfro that went for 80 yards and another ouchdown. He also caught three >asses for another 19 yards. A crowd of 28,335 in San Francisco watched the Browns score heir first exhibition victory of the season and 29,815 were on hand n Minneapolis to witness Minnesota's impatient young Vikings score a 17-16 upset of New York Eastern Division champion Giants, the Vikings' third straight triumph. Oakland exploded for 27 points in the final quarter to complete a 43-16 rout of the New York Jets in the only Sunday American Football League exhibition. In Saturday's NFL games, rook ie Grady Wade kicked a field goal with six seconds left for the difference in Baltimore's 17-14 triumph over Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Ga.; Green Bay's mighty Packers won their third straight, blasting the Chicago Bears 26-7 at Milwaukee; Philadelphia romped ovei Washington 41-13 at Charlotte N.C.; Detroit rallied for all its points in the second period and beat St. Louis 22-17 at Omaha and the Los Angeles Rams edged Dallas 20-17 at Portland, Ore. (** ***** * <w i, Valuable Player* SQUEEZE PLAY GODFREY — John Boverie of the Alt-Wood Merchants scores the second run of the game on a successful squeeze bunt in Sunday night's Class A state left is Joe Przada, who appears to be calling Boverie out. His right hand, however, is at the peak of his downward motion in starting to call Boverie championship game at the Onized Club- safe. Alt-Wood won 2-0.—Don Hayes grounds. The catcher at right is Ron photo. Dillard of Granite City. The umpire at Alt-Wood Is Champ! Nudges Granite, 2-0 GODFREY - The Alt - Wood Merchants became the 1963 state Class A Amateur Softball Association State Champion Sunday night by defeating Granite City Park District in the title game at Onized Clubgrounds, 2-0. Rip Rappe outpitched Howie Lamb in the glitter game, giving up four hits, striking out four and valking one. Lamb whiffed live, ;ave up the same number of hits and walked two. But, Rappe was ough in the clutch, stranding six runners, three of them in the ourth inning when the Granite nine loaded the bases with two outs. Alt • Wood scored its first" run in the second inning. Catcher Lcto Metz doubled and scored when Lamb threw wildly at first base on Russ Davis' soft tap. The second run, in the third nning, came on singles by John ioverie and Rappe, a sacrifice bunt by Glen Wintjen and a squeeze bunt by Buddy Noll, scoring Boverie. Alt-Wood and Grainte reached he final game by capturing semi- inal tilts Saturday night. Alt • Wood, with Rappe hurling a perfect game in which he struck out 12, exploded for five runs in the fifth frame and went on to a 6-0 shutout over the She-Kat Club of Peoria. The winners added a solo run in the sixth for insurance. Charlie Cheesman was the vic- im of the five - run outburst. He )itched the first six innings, gave up eight hits, struck out seven and walked three. Ron Campbell >itched the last inning. Lamb outdueled Bob Naab as ranite City eliminated defend- ng champ Palmer House of Peoria in the other semi - final af- fair. Lamb gave up three hits, struck out 10 and walked five. Naab was nicked for five hits, gave up a walk and struck out four. Jim Bain's two - run homer In the top of the fifth proved the difference after Granite had taken a 1-0 lead in the second. Palmer House loaded the bases against Lamb in the fifth with two outs, but failed to score. In the last three innings, Palmer House stranded seven runners. Alt - Wood now advances to the West Central Regional at Aurora. The 10 - team, double elimination tourney begins Friday night. Alt • Wood will not see action until Saturday morning at 10:30 when it plays the Indiana state champion. Prior to that game, the Decatur Merchants, the defending tourney champs, take on the Chicago Metropolitan champion at 9 a.m. in Saturday's first game, The host team, the powerful Aurora Sealmasters, debut Friday night at 8:30 against Milwaukee. Harvey Sterkel and John Spring, two of the best pitchers in the country, hurl for Aurora, which was world champ two years ago. The tourney opens Friday night at 7 with Indianapolis playing the Wisconsin state champ. Trophies to Alt • Wood and Granite City were presented in ceremonies following the title game. The all-tournament team was also named. Members of the team were as follows: Babe Champion, Granite City, first baseman; Jim Bain, Granite city, second baseman; Harold Royer, Granite City, shortstop; Ihuck Thome, Peoria Palmer louse, third baseman; outfield- irs Bill Watklns of the Alton Chiefs, Gene Morse and Don Van Scoyoc of Palmer House and Vlarv Brokaw of Granite City; pitchers Rip Rappe of Alt - Wood, lowie Lamb, Granite City, and Bob Naab, Palmer House; catchers Leto Metz, Alt - Wood, and ton Dillard, Granite City, and utility man Roger Smith of the Alton Chiefs. Special mention went to shortstop Glen Wintjen and first baseman Stan Fincher of Alt - Wood, utcher Charlie Cheesman of She<at and catcher Len Lingenfel- :er of She-Kat. Rappe was selected the Most Valuable Player in the tourney. He hurled all four of Alt-Wood's wins in which he gave up 13 hits in the four games. He piled up 3-1 strikeouts and walked four batters. Last year in the World Tournament at Clearwater, Fla., Rappe won two games and lost none ,vhile pitching for Decatur. SATURDAY Alt-Wood (6) She-Kat (0) Player AB R H Player AB R H Wintjen 3 1 2 Lacanskl 200 Noll 4 1 1 Croclanl 100 Simpson 4 0 1 Thome 300 Metz 412 Linsley 300 West 2 1 1 Llnsen- Davls 200 felter 200 Fincher 400 Garman 200 Boverie 3 1 1 Flnney 200 Rappe 211 Cheesman 200 Campbell 000 Hlghtower 200 Walraven 1 0 0 Wood 100 Pitchers Grab Spotlight CHICAGO (AP) — When they :alked about baseball in the Chicago area today, they talked about pitchers. They talked of Gary Peters and 1 Downing and Dick Ellsworth. Peters, a 26-year-old rookie with the Chicago White Sox, put down the mighty New York Yankees Sunday, 2-1, but he had to toil 12 innings to do it. Peters might well have won his 10th straight game and upped lis season record to 15-5 in less time. But Jim Landis lost Hector Lopez' fly in the sun in the seventh for a triple, and Lopez made the only Yankee run on a single by Phil Ldnz. Dave Nicholson doubled home a run for Chicago in the second. Floyd Robinson got the winning run across in the 12th with a sacrifice fly that sent Mike Hershberger across the plate. Peters gave up six hits. In the first game, Al Downing, a Yankee rookie, cut down the White Sox with two hits in a 4-0 triumph for New York. Downing, only 22, had a no-hitter in the works until the eighth, when Ron Hansen singled. Dave Nicholson made Chicago's second hit in the ninth. Downing struck out 13 White Sox batters. Dick Ellsworth—a left-hander, like Peters and Downing—posted his 18th victory of the year in the Chicago Cubs' 3-1 win over the New York Mets. That was the largest number of season victories by any Cub southpaw since Johnny Schmitz won 18 in 1948. The 23-year-old Ellsworth al- losved eight hits. His season record now stands at 18-7. No game was scheduled for either Chicago team today. LEARN $11A TO FlY IIV plUI «us WALSTON Attention Marquette and Alton High Students! SEE THE NEWLY DESIGNED SCHOOL SWEAT SHIRTS LEADER'S DIPT, STQRI 710 J5, KBOABWAY Totals 28 6 9 Inning: 1 2 Alt-Wood 0 0 She-Kat 0 0 TITLE Alt-Wood (2) Player AB R H Wintjen Noll Simpson Metz West Davis Fincher Boverie Totals 21 0. 0 34567 RHE 00510—6 9 0 00000—00 3 GAME Granite City (0) Rappe 300 200 200 1 1 0 0 300 300 3 1 1 0 2 Player Dillard Bain Borchers Reilly Champion Royer Scarborough Brokaw Lamb HInterser AB RH 300 300 Totals 23 2 4 Totals 26 0 4 Inning: 1234567 RHE Alt-Wood 0110000—2 4 1 Granite City 0000000—0 4 2 Lakers, Colliiisville In Playoff Battle The Alton Lakers and Collinsville Rockettes girls softball teams will meet tonight at Watertower at 8:30 to determine who is the 1963 Twilight League post-season playoff champion. The series is now even at one game apiece after the Lakers won Friday night at Col linsville, 2-0, on Bev Conaway's no-hitter. Mutual Funds , that important gift ,,,of cogr$e iASTSATE PLAZA Open daily till 9 p.m. I»j THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League Batting (300 nt tots) — Groat, St. Louis, and t. Davis, Los Angeles, .329. Runs — Aaron, Milwaukee, 95; Mays, San Francisco, 93. Runs batted in—Aaron, Milwaukee, 106; White, St. Louis, 91. Hits — Plnson, Cincinnati, 172; Groat, St. Louis, 171. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 36; Pinson, Cincinnati, 34. Triples—Plnson, Cincinnati, 13; Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 10. Home runs — McCovey, San Francisco, 34; Aaron, Milwaukee, 33. Stolen bases—Wills, Los Angeles, 26; Plnson and Robinson, Cincinnati, 25. Pitching (12 decisions)—Perra- noskl, Los Angeles, 13-2, .867; Mi-Bean, Pittsburgh, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Angeles, 239; Drysdale, Los Angeles, 215. American League Batting (300 at bats) — Yastr- zemski, Boston, .326; Kaline, Detroit, .320. Runs—Yaslrzemski, Boston, 80; Kuline, Detroit, and Tresh, New York, 79. Runs batted in—Stuart, Boitton, 93; Kaline, Detroit, 88. Hits—Yastrzemski, Boston, 153; Kaline, Detroit, 151. Doubles—Yastrzemski, Boston, 34; Ward, Chicago, Alvis, Cleveland, and Causey.Kansas City. 29. Triples — Hinton, Washington, 12; Versalles, Minnesota, 11. Home runs—Stuart, Boston, 33; Killebrew, Minnesota, 28. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Baltimore, 32; Hinton, Washington, 21. Pitching (12 decisions)—Peters, Chicago, 15-5, .750; Pascual, Minnesota, and Bouton, New York, 17-6, .739. Strikeouts — Peters, Chicago, 158; Monbouquette, Boston, 156. ton, 156; Peters, Chicago, 158; Barber, Baltimore, 155. Mo/or STANDINGS 77 71 By T«t8 ASSOClAf I5» PfliSSS Nntlonnl t.cnguc l»ct. O.fl. .602 .550 6V'a .550 .542 .523 .519 .512 .508 .377 .318 68 69 66 65 L. 51 58 58 60 62 64 63 63 81 88 (Hi 7V4 10 10 '/a 12 29 36V& Los Angeles St. Louis San Francisco 71 Philadelphia . 71 Milwaukee ... Cincinnati .... Chicago ...... Pittsburgh ... Houston ..... .49 New York .... 41 Snturdn.v'.i Results New York 5, Chicago 0 Sun Francisco 4, Cincinnati 3 (13 innings) Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 0 Houston 4, St. Louis 0 Milwaukee 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday's Itesulta Los Angeles 2, Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 8, San Francisco 7 Houston 3, St. Louis 1 Chicago 3, Now York 1 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 (11 Innings) Today's Games St. Louis at San Francisco Milwaukee at Houston (N) Cincinnati at Los Angeles (N) Only games scheduled Tuesday's QBIIIM New York at Pittsburgh (N) Philadelphia at Chicago Milwaukee at Houston (N) Cincinnati at Los Angeles (N) St. Louis at San Francisco (N) American W. New York Minnesota Chicago . Baltimore Cleveland Boston .. Detroit .. Los Angeles Kansas City Washington 83 tl 71 72 64 62 61 60 57 47 40 6? 58 60 I'd. .643 .555 .550 .545 67 66 72 72 82 12 12V4 20& 21 21 24V4 26 36 .481 .480 .455 .442 •364 Saturday's Rmultfl New York 3, Chicago 0 Cleveland 6, Boston 2 Detroit 4, Kansas City 3 (13 in- nlngs) Los Angeles 10, Washington 2 Minnesota 1, Baltimore 0 Sunday's Rewrite Minnesota 5, Baltimore 3 (10 innings) Detroit 11-4, Kansas City 6-3 Boston 8-1, Cleveland 3-2 (second gnme 15 innings) Washington 4, Los Angeles 1 New York 4-1, Chicago 0-2 (second game 12 innings) Today's Guinea Minnesota at Washington (2, twi-nlght.) Only games scheduled Tuesday's Game* Los Angeles at Detroit (N) Chicago at Cleveland (N) Kansas City at Baltimore (N) Boston at New York (2, twi- night) Card Castof f MUler Lifesaver for Dodgers By JIM IIACKLEMAN Associated Press Sportu Writer For a guy who came very near to being a record-breaking loser for baseball's losingest team, Bob Miller has come a long way in a year. He's now a bullpen star for a club driving to a pennant. ' The 24-year-old right-hander picked up another victory Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers boosted their National League lead to 6Vfc games with a 2-1 decision over Milwaukee. Miller came on in the ninth in- Mickey Mantle Will Aim For World Series Play , By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sportw Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Under the New York Yankees' master plan, Mickey Mantle will do little or no playing the rest of the season —but will devote the last five weeks to getting himself into prime condition for the World Series in October. Manager Ralph Houk said as much in an interview with The Associated Press today concerning Mantle's future. "I'd like for Mantle to play a little in September," Houk said, "and there is a possibility that he may. However, I am not going to take any chances with that loose cartilage of his. 'It's there and it can pop at any time . . . just by getting out of the dugout, even. 'Frankly, I am more intei'ested in getting Mickey in shape for the World Series. This is my prime objective, my master plan." Mantle except for several Miichhit appearance, has been out of the Yankee lineup since June 5, when he broke a bone in lis left foot climbing the center field wall in Baltimore's Municipal Stadium. He was hitting .308 at the time. The foot has healed, but another injury in the form of a loose cartilage in his left knee was discovered in the meantime. This is what has kept the Yankees' siege gun out of the line-up. "Naturally I'd love to have Mantle in the line-up," said Houk. "But he's simply not ready. "The foot appears completely healed, and the knee is gradually getting better. But it's slow progress, and there's always a danger that something might happen to set him back." The loss of Mantle was expected to greatly damage the Yankees changes of repeating as American League champions. Happily for Houk and his men, it hasn't turned out that way. The Yankees were in first place by a few percentage points but trailed the Orioles by one-half a game svhen Mickey was sidelined. Instead of losing ground, the Yankees, in an all-out team effort, have spread-eagled the rest of the field. In 84 games without their No. 1 slugger, the Yankees have won 56 and lost 28, a .667 percentage. FIGHT RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Jose Gonzalez, 159M,, outpointed Juan Rivero, 161, of Argentina, 10. KARLSTAD, Sweden — Harry Scott, Liverpool, knocked out Bo Hoeberg, Sweden, 1, middleweights. ning after Ihe Braves had pulled into a tie against Sandy Koufax, got the third out, and became a winner when Doug Camilli singled in a Dodger run in the last of the inning. Miller went from starter to full- time reliever two weeks ago and has been a good one. He's allowed just one run In 23 Innings over seven games, has run his record to 9-8, and has been credited with two saves. II was vastly different last- year, when he lost his first 12 decisions with the New York Mets and only stayed out of the record book by edging the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on the next to last day of the season. If he had dropped that one, for an 0-13 mark, it would have been a big league record for most defeats by a winlesa pitcher. The Mets, of course, did make the record book by losing 120 times. The Dodgers picked up ground on San Francisco and St. Louis, still tied for second. Frank Robinson's grand slam homer in the eighth inning powered Cincinnati over the Giants 8-7, and Houston beat the Cardinals 3-1 on three unearned runs and Jim Umbricht's sharp relief. Also in the NL — Philadelphia downed Pittsburgh 4-2 on Johnny Callison's llth-inning homer and lefty Dick Ellsworth became an 18-game winner as the Cubs trimmed the Mets 3-1. Koufax, shooting for his 20th victory and llth shutout, blanked the Braves on three hits over eight innings, But Eddie Mathews doubled with one out in the ninth and Gene Oliver's two-out double tied it. Miller came on, and after a walk to Dennis Menke, got Roy McMillan to ground out. Lee Walls led off the Dodgers' ninth with a single off Bob Shaw, then Ron Fairly singled and Willie Davis was intentionally passed before Camilli singled in the winner. Chrysler •Plymouth 1 •Before you invest in any new cat, investigate out V(rcrde-in allowances and service offer 'he salel RATHGEB«»>* BRIGHTON DIAL FR 2-3346 FOR EVENING APPOINTMENT wrestling... 4 GREAT MATCHES For Your Enjoyment MAIN EVENT JOHN PAUL HENNING V*. STAN STASIAK SEMI-FINALS KATHY STARR V*. JESSICA ROGERS PRELIMINARY EVENTS ROY COLLINS Vi. BOBBY GRAHAM RAY GORDON Vs, ROOK HUNTER WEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUGUST 29, 1963 8$15P,M, Sponsored by Alton Jaycees

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