Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 30, 1963 · Page 12
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ALfOtM EVENING TELEGftAMt , AUGUST 30, 1963 Koufax Wins 20th, Dodgers Humble Giants 114 Victory For Leaders; Bulge Is By MtKE RATHET Associated frcss Sport* Wrilcf Sandy Koufax, who took San Francisco to the cleaners for his 20th victory, has sent Red Patterson to the barbers. i Koufax' three-hit pitching and a< 15-hit Los Angeles attack that provided the most runs lavished on a Dodger pitcher in 45 games,; combined to give the National [ League leaders an 11-1 victory over second-place San Francisco Thursday night. By taking the opener of the four-game series, the Dodgers dropped the defending champion Giants 6V6 games behind, and into an almost impossible situation. If the Dodgers win half of their remaining 30 games, the Giants must win 21 of 29 to finish in a tie for the pennant. The Dodger explosion, coming after a seven-game drought, also assured Patterson of a long overdue haircut. The club's assistant general manager had vowed not to clip his locks until the Dodgers scored four runs in one inning. In the third inning before a crowd of 54,978—largest in the majors this season—the Dodgers trimmed the Giants for five runs. While Koufax was posting his j 20th victory, Dick Ellsworth won No. 19 as the Chicago Cubs edged Philadelphia 2-1. The New York Mets whipped Pittsburgh 7-4 in the only other NL game sched- duled. Koufax, bringing his record to 20-5, allowed only a single by Jim Davenport in the first, a homer HAPPY HOMER HITTERS WASHINGTON — These six Minnesota players slammed eight home runs Thursday to equal a major league record and defeat the Washington Senators 14-2 in the opener of a douhleheader. From left are: Vic Power, Jimmie Hall, Bernie Allen, Rich Rollins, Bob Allison and Harmon Klllebrew. Power and KHle- brew had two each.—(AP Wirephoto) Indiana Champ First Foe for Alt-Wood Twins Batter Hill2 " Rs by Orlando Cepeda in the second and a single by Jose Pagan in the fifth. Koufax struck out seven for a league-leading total of 246 and allowed only one walk. The Giants started Bob Bolin. He lasted into the second inning when Billy Pierce, 3-10. took over. Ron Fairly accounted for the first of his four runs batted in with a single in the first before the Dodgers batted around in the five-ran third. Wally Moon's one-out single got the Dodgers started. Tommy Davis then doubled and both scored on a single by Fairly. Frank Howard followed with his 23rd homer. A double by Willie Davis and a single by Maury Wills accounted for the final run of the outburst that put it away. i Denver Open Lead Shared AURORA — The 1963 Class A Illinois State Softball Champions, the Alt-Wood Merchants, will be one of 10 teams taking part in the West Centra] Amateur Softball Association Regional Tournament here this weekend. The tournament brings together state champs from Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Illinois, mei- a.rn. Alt-Wood tangles with t h e Indiana champion. If Alt-Wood wins Saturday morning it will meet the Kentucky state champ at 8:30 Saturday night. If the Merchants lose, they'll drop into the losers' bracket and play the loser of the Aurora-Milwaukee game at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. ropolitan titlists from Milwaukee, j In all, 18 games will be played By Pair DENVER (AP)—Bill Johnston and Ken Venturi led the field into the second round today of the $40,000 Denver Open Golf Tournament. Both stroked four-under-par 66 in the opening round Thursday. The bulky field of 145 pros will be cut after today's second round to the low 65 and ties for the final rounds Saturday and Sunday. Rex Baxter Jr., leader for the first two rounds last year, was one stroke behind at 67 along with Bill Eggers, Pat Rea and Lionel Hebert. At 68 were Duff Lawrence, Tommy Morrow, Bob Duden, Jacky Cupit, Juan Rodrigues, Mike Souchak. Ron Funseth, Bob the Louisville, Chicago and Indana- polis, the host Aurora Sealmast- ers and the defending champions, the Decatur Merchants. The double-elimination tourney gets under way tonight with two games on tap. At 7, Indianapolis plays the Wisconsin state champ and at 8:30 Aurora meets Milwaukee, Six more games are scheduled Saturday. At 9 a.m. Decatur meets the Chicago champ and at 10:30 Rock Island World Winner ROCK ISLAND, 111. (AP)—Dick Brubaker pitched Rock Island to a 2-0 victory over Phoenix, Ariz., Thursday night in the International Softball Congress World Tournament. The second largest crowd in tournament history, 5,757, saw Brubaker get his sixth straight tournament win, including four last year, and extend his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 32. Both Dubuque, Iowa, and Long Beach, Calif., came from behind to win. Dubuque trailed Ogden. Utah, 3-1, into the last of the sixtii, then scored three runs on a single, a hit batter and two doubles to win 4-3. Long Beach trailed Dinuba, Calif., 1-0, then scored three runsj in the fourth and two in the seventh to win 5-1. over a span of four days. Nine- teen may be necessary to determine the champ in accordance with double elimination rules. Kip Rap|>e, chosen the Most Valuable Player in the stnto tournament at Godfrey last weekend, will start for Alt-Wood against the Hooiser State champs. Winner of this tourney advances to the World Tournament at Clearwater, Fla. in September. Kdiilman Speaker At Elks 'Kickof f 1 The Elks Quarterback Club will hold its first "kickoff dinner" of the season Wednesday night at 6 .o'clock at the Elks Club. The public is invited to attend. Tickets j are $2.50 per person. j Reservations may be had by I calling the -Elks Club. Hank Kuhlman, assistant football coach at the University of Missouri, will be the featured speaker. Goctz and Dave Hill, the 1961 • Longmonl. Colo., eliminated Kt. champion. | Wayne, Ind., 3-2, in the other Venturi, who's on the way back game, atfer a two-year bout with back Today's schedule: trouble, dropped a 45-foot putt on Arlington, Tex., vs. Rock Falls, the first hole to ignite thio four-! 111. under-par round. Tulsa, Okla., vs. Enid, Okla. The Crystal River, Fla., resident, a top money winner until a pinched back nerve crippled Mm two years ago, bogied the last two holes to finish 30-36—66. Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan., vs. El Paso, Tex. Longmont, Colo,, vs, Dinuba, Calif. The tournament ends Monday. HANK KUHLMAN Clyde Wiseman of radio station WOKZ will be the master of ceremonies. Honored guests at the dinner will be the football coaches of the immediate Alton area. They include coaches from Alton, Mar- quette, Western Military Academy, Roxana, Wood River and Civic Memorial. Kuhlman is the newest addition to the Missouri staff. He formerly played halfback for the Tigers. He will help coach the freshman backs and also work with the var- siy. The big, bruising back played at Mizzou from 1956 through 1958 under Don Faurot, Frank Broyles and Dan Devine. He was the team's leading ground-gainer and scorer as a sophomore and junior and All-Hip; Eight as a junior. He injured his ankle the second game of his senior year and never fully recovered his peak form. A baseball regular' for two years, Kuhlmann caught for the Tigers' 1958 NCAA runnerup team. He signed a baseball bonus contract with the St. Louis Cardinals (following the '58 season) and subsequently played for four years in the Cards' minor league system. The former Webster Groves, Mo,, iithleto came to Missouri us one of four reguulur bucks iruni tlu- Statesmen toain — accompanied by Glen St. Pierre, Joe, Heimlichor and Charlie James, now an outfielder witli the St. Louis Cardinals. Hank was graduated \Vith a degree in Education in 1959, and earned his M.A. degree at the University this summer. He is married to the former Donna Pickles of Affton, Mo. WINNING GOLFERS A T WCKI1A VEN Winners ot the Annual Lockhavon Junior Golf and Tim Wjckenhauser, 18-hole winner, Back row, left Handicap Tournament were honored Thursday night to right, Susie Hejtz, 8-hole runnerup; Pala WlcHen« at ihe pountry club. Seated in front from left to right hauser, 9-hole girls' runnerup; Gary Barton, 9-hoie T^rrl (polej, 3'UoJe winner; Susan Harris, 9'J»ole boys' runnerup, and Milton Wiseman, J8-hoJe runner- winner; Paul Sprlngroan, 9*hole boys' winner, up.—Don Hayes photo By JIiM HACKLKMAN Associated Press Sports Writer Even 225 miles away, Gil Hodges must have felt the shock waves. Hodges was home in Brooklyn and the blasting went on in Washington, where Minnesota's muscular Twins creamed his Senators for 12 homers among 35 assorted hits Thursday for a runaway doubleheader sweep, 14-2 and 10-1. By hitting eight homers in the opener, the Twins matched a single game major league record, and by adding four more in the second game they picked up a pair of big league marks—15 for three consecutive games and 17 for four. They collected five in their doubleheader split at Washington Monday. Between the doubleheaders, Hodges spent the two days off in Brooklyn—and was stuck there when he got hit by a virus. The Washington manager still was .confined to his home when the Senators got hit by the Twins. Rookie left-hander Gary Peters registered his llth straight victory and smacked a two-run homer for the Chicago White Sox, who clipped Cleveland 7-2 and stayed in ahead of the Twins in their battle for second place in the American League. Boston and Bill Monbouquette stopped New York's front-running Yankees, scoring on Elston Howard's passed ball in the ninth inning for a 4-3 decision. That left the Yanks 11 games ahead of the White Sox, with the Twins another one-half game behind in third. In the AL's other game, Hank Aguirre fired a two-hitter and Al Kaline took over the league batting lead as the Detroit Tigers rolled to their eighth straight victory, 6-1 over the Los Angeles Angels. Kansas City and Baltimore were idle. Harmon Killebrew was Minnesota's biggest belter at: Washington with three of the 12 homers, while Vic Power, Jim Hall and Bernie Allen each had two. Bob Allison, Rich Rollins and Zoilo Versalles added one apiece. The dozen was one shy of the major league high tor two games. Lee Stange, coasting behind a 20-hit offense, was the opening game winner. He held Washington scoreless until Ken Retzer hom- ered with one on in the seventh. Dwight Seibler, a recent addition to the Twins staff, gave up only three hits in winning the second game. Middletveight Boxers on TV LOS ANGELES (AP)-It must be conceded that middleweight boxer Johnny Smith, who gets his first big break in a national tele vision bout Saturday, had a unique debut in the ring. "The first fight I ever saw, I wns in it," Johnny explained. Yes. ho lost it. But lean, long- legged Johnny, who calls Los Angeles homo now, hopes for better luck Saturday night. Ho meets a seasoned craftsman, Georgie Benton of Philadelphia, at the Olympic Auditorium. The 10 rounder goes on at 9 p.m., EST, with ABC-TV screening it for the nation's home viewers. The 30-year-oJd Benton, the nation's No, 4-ranked 160-pounder, is favored, TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY Oranitt City, III, Stock Car Races EVERY SAT. NIGHT Lions Plav ^ Pittsburgh In Rematch By tuts ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit's Injury-battered Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers collide tonight In the kickoff game of a busy Labor Day weekend of pro football exhibitions. - The Lions and the Sleelers nieet at Detroit in a rematch of their battle in last season's Playoff Sow). Detroit won that game between the National Football League's division runners-up, 17^ 10. In another NFL game tonight, the Dallas Cowboys will take on San Francisco's winless 49ers at Bakersfield, Calif. Four more matches are on the NFL schedule for Saturday night. Tlie Baltimore Colts, with a perfect 3-0 pre-season record, meet the Washington Redskins, 0-2, at Norfolk, Va. Minnesota's Vikings, also 3-0, play the Philadelphia Eagles, 1-2, at Hershey, Pa.; the lloveland Browns, 1-2, meet the Rams, 1-2, at Los Angeles; nnd the St. Louis Cardinals, 1-1, and Chicago Bears, 2-1, tangle in the annual Armed Forces game at Chicago. All eight American Football League teams also will be in action in the f'.nal tune-ups for their regular season opening next week. On 'Saturday, the Houston Oilers, 2-2, and Kansas City Chiefs, 3-1, play fU Wichita, Kan.; the Denver Broncos, 2-2, and Buffalo Bisons, 2-1, are at Winston-Salem, N.C.; and the Oakland Raiders. 3-1, meet the Chargers, 3-1, at San Diego. In a Sunday game between winless clubs, the Boston Patriots, 0-4, take on the New York Jets, 0-3, at New Brunswick, N.J.' Philadelphia Could Tie Cards Tonight PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The St. Louis Cardinals, struggling to keep in the National League pennant race, moved into Philadelphia today for a night game with the Phillies after a day off Thursday. They arrived in Philadelphia after a trip from the West Coast where they dropped two of three games to San Francisco, enabling the Giants to jump over them in second place. The Cardinals left St. Louis 13 days ago for the long trip to the coast. They were 5% games be- tiind league-leading Los Angeles before dropping two of three to the Dodgers. Then it was back to Houston where the lowly Colts beat them two of three before the return trip to California to play the Giants. "I don't know what it is," said Manager Johnny Keane of his team that has a 33-37 traveling record. They' are 39-23 at home, Although still only 7 games behind the Dodgers, the Cardinals now have both the Phillies and Milwaukee breathing down their necks. Philadelphia, hottest team in the league of late, is 8 games back and the Braves are eight be- liind. An inability to reverse the losing road trend in Philadelphia could bring the Cardinals home in fifth place. Ray Sadecki (7-8), used mostly in relief in recent games, gets the call against the Phillies tonight. He will face Ray Gulp (11-10). St. Louis plays the Phillies in single games Saturday and Sunday before returning home for a Labor Day doubleheader against Pittsburgh. St. Louis .. Philadelphia Milwaukee Cincinnati Chicago .. Pittsburgh Houston ., New York The University of Kentucky holds a series edge on only three of its 1963 football foes — Virginia Tech, Detroit "and Miami of Florida. Mo/or League National lx-n«iio W, L. Pot. O.B, Lx>s Angeles ,.79 53 .589 — San Francisco 73 72 72 71 71 68 R7 « -12 60 GO 61 62 65 84 90 .549 .545 .537 .534 .522 .515 .511 .368 .318 7 8 8>4 10 11 Ilia 30',i 37 Tluif«idii,v t s Itiwtlts Chicago 2 Philadelphia 1 New York 7. Pittsburgh 4 Los Angeles 11, San Francisco 1 Only games scheduled Today's Games San Francisco nt Los Angeles (N) St. Louis at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (N) Milwaukee nt Now York (N) Houston at Chicago Saturday's (iiunrs Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Houston nt Chicago , Milwaukee at New York (N) Stn Francisco at Los Angeles (N) St. Louis at Philadelphia New York Chicago Minnesota Baltimore Detroit Boston Cleveland Los Angeles Kansas City Washington AhiRricnn LonRiio W, L Pol. 86 74 .647 *• 75 58 ,564 11 74 58 .561 73 f>1 .545 64 6(5 .492 20'/6 63 70 .474 23 64 72 .471 23»,4 60 75 58 73 48 85 .474 .471 .444 27 .443 27 .361 38 Thursday's Itcsultn Boston 4. New York 3 Detroit 6, Los Angeles 1 Minnesota 14-10, Washington 2-1 Chicago 7, Cleveland 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games Los Angeles at Kansas City (N) Detroit at Cleveland (N) Washington at Boston (N) New York at Baltimore (N) Chicago at Minnesota (N) Saturday's (James Los Angeles at Kansas Ciy (N) Chicago' at Minnesota Detroit at Cleveland New York at Baltimore (N) Washington at Boston (N) LA Dodger Official Will Get Haircut LOS ANGELES (AP)—The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got some runs, Sandy Koufax finally got his 20th victory and Arthur E. Patterson can finally get a haircut. All .of which feeds the growing suspicion that the Dodgers—who have developed an acute shortness of breath the past two September —may finally win a pennant. In the opener of a four-game series expected to .draw more than 200,000 fans, the Dodgers matched their highest run total of the season and increased their National League lead to QVa games Thurs day night by belting second-place San Francisco 11-1. Koufax, who never before had won more than 18 games in a season, became the first 20-game winner in the majors this year by pitching a three-hitter. And Patterson, the Dodgers' assistant general manager, was free to see Ms barber, with whom he had vowed to transact no business until the Dodgers scored four runs in an inning. This will be the first September in several years that Patterson has had his hair professionally groomed. He usually spends the month tearing it out. The Giants, of course, are still not deceased. Manager Alvin Dark said before Thursday's game that he figured his club would be in good shape if it won six of its seven remaining meetings with the Dodgers. The Dodgers had not scored as many as 11 runs in any of their last 44 games. They had scored only 11 altogether in their last four. "Tin's was a big game for us psychologically," said Dodger Manager Waller Alston. "We've been having trouble with the bat and here come the Giants and we jumped all over them. This should pick the whole squad up." Koufax, who had allowed only one run in each of his last two starts but had failed to figure in either decision, is the first Dodger left-hander to win 20 in a year since Preacher' Roe turned the trick in 1951. "This is not so much a thrill as TRAP SHOOT Friday — 7:30 P.M. TRI-COUNTY ROD AND GUN CLUB Brighton, HI, THRILLS! SPILLS! EXCITEMENT! SUNDAY Sept 1 AND EVERY SUNDAY • FENDER BENDERS • AMATEURS • MODIFIED RACES Time Trials 7:30 P.M., Racing 8:30 P.M. Godfrey Speedway RQUTI 47 3 MILIS NQKTH OF ALTON it is satisfaction," Koufax said. "You get a thrill out of a no-hitter because it happens all the sudden. Winning 20 games is something you work on all season. When you get to 18, you know it's only two away. It doesn't jump at you." East vs. West On Saturdays Horse Program By JOHN CHANDLER Associated Press Sports Writer It will be East vs. West again Saturday when Sari's Song and Castle Forbes, and about 10 other 2-year-old fillies, clash in the $100,000 --added Arlington Lassie Stakes—billed as the world's richest race for juvenile misses. One of them could be the champion of 1963. Sari's Song, owned by J. Kel Houssels, Las Vegas, Nev., hotel man, won the Hollywood .Lassie and earned rating as the top young filly in the West, She then took the Princess Pat Stakes at Arlington Park Aug. 14, and is the probable favorite in the 6%-furlong Lassie. The.daughter of Spy Song-Sari Omar has won five of nine starts and $52,150. Castle Forbes is owned by the Wheatley Stable of Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps of New York. The filly, winner of the $111,320 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park July 27 in her last start, is named for an Irish castle owned by Mrs. Phipps' sister. Castle Forbes, a bay daughter of Tulyar-Longford, has won four of eight races and $90,399.50. She is to be made a supplementary nominee at a fee of $15,000 for the Lassie. Willie Shoemaker will ride Sari's Song, with Bill Hartack aboard Castle 1< orbes, who will be an entry with another Wheatley filly, Bold Queen. Another entry will be Bwamazon Farm's Royal Bund and Road To Romance. If a dozen start the Lassie will gross $186,355 with $76,355 to the winner. by TI1K ASSOOfATBtt fttlMS American League Batting (325 at bats) - Kallne, Detroit, and Yastrzemskl, Boston .323. Runs — ,Kaline, Detroit, and Tresh, New York, 82. Runs batted In—Stuart, Boston, 96; Kallne, Detroit, 92. Hlts-Kallne, Detroit, 156; Yas- trzemsW, Boston, 154. Doubles — Yastaemski, Boston, 34; Wnrd, Chicago, Alvia, Cleveland, and Causey, Kansas Qty, 29. Triples — Versalles, Minnesota, and Hlnton, Washington, 15. Home runs—Stuart, Boston, 35; Klllebrew, Minnesota, 32. Stolen bases — Aparldo, Haiti* more, 32; Hinton, Washington, 22. Pitching (12 decisions)—Peters, Chicago, 16-5, .762; Bouton, New York, 18-6. .750. Strikeouts — Peters, Chicago, 1G6; Pizarro, Chicago, .163. Nntlonnl I,ongue Batting (325 at bals) — Groat, St. Louis, .330; T. Davis, Los Angeles, .327. Runs—Aaron, Milwaukee, 100; Mays, San Francisco, 96. Runs batted in—Aaron, Milwaukee, 112; Wlilte, SI. Louis, 92. Hits — Pinson, Cincinnati, 176; Groat, St. Louis, 175. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 36; Pinson, Cincinnati, and Gonxalez, Philadelphia, 35. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 13; Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 10. Homo runs—Aaron, Milwaukee, 35; McCovey, St- Francisco, 34. Stolen bases—Wills, Los Angeles, 28; Pinson, Cincinnati, 26. Pitching (12 decisions)—Perra- noski, Los Angeles, 13-2, .867; McBean, Pittsburgh, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Angeles, 246; Dr'ysdale, Los Angeles, 219. PROBABLE PITCHERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Los Angeles (M. Lee 0-1) at Kansas City (Drabowsky 5-10) (N Detroit (Bunning 10-13) at Cleveland (Kralick 10-13) N Washington (Osteen 7-10) at Boston (Heffner 3-4) (N) New York (Downing 10-4 at Baltimore (Barber 18-9) (N) Chicago (Herbert 11-9) at Minnesota (Pascual 17-6) (N) National League San Francisco (Marichal 19-.7) at Los Angeles (Drysdale 16-15) (N) St. Louis (Broglio 14-8 or Sadecki Y-8) at Philadelphia (Gulp 11-10) (N) Cincinnati (Tsitouris 8-7) at Pittsburgh (Schwall 6-9) (N) Milwaukee (Lemaster 10-8) at New York (Stallard 6-11) (N) Houston (Zachary 0-1) at Chicago (Koonce 1-3) Pete Runnels of the Houston Colts won the American League batting championship in two of the last three seasons. MERCURY 1000 100 H.P. 1248 CLARK BOAT & MOTOR 313 W. St. Louis E. Alton PORT DE PIASA CELEBRATION! SPECIAL! 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