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Section 2 Pages 114 8 EVENING TELEGRAPH Gbutlfled Spoti* Amiuemento Established IB, 1836. ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 3i, 1963 7c Per Copy Member ef The Associated Ptfesfc Drysdale Pins 3-1 Loss on Fadin */ San Francisco Trails LA By'-? %.Games Ay MIKE UATIIET Associated Press 8poH« Writer Don Orysdnle, sticking another feather In his cap, may have stuck the final pin In San Francisco's pennant hopes 330 days aft* 6v the Great Collapse. Drysdale scattered nine hits and rapped a key single that drove In the lie-breaking run as the Los Angeles Dodgers stretched their National League lead to a commanding seven games by knock- Ing off the Giants 3-1 Friday night. The victory gave the Dodgers the first two games of. the four-game set with the Giants and dropped the defending champions into third place, VA games behind. The St. Louis Cardinals, 11-7 winners at Philadelphia, .took over second place, seven lengths back. Drysdale, who, last year won, (he Cy Young Award as the best pitchers In the majors with a 25-9 record but couldn't get the' job done alone, has had a somewhat less spectacular season this year. However, his credentials, are impressive. The 27-year-old right-hander now has won 17 games against 15 losses while again proving the workhorse of the staff with 2701-3 innings pitched — most in the majors. ' ' Most important,. ,he probably has Manager Walt Alston .chuckling inwardly for the first time since Oct. 3, 1962, when the Giants wrote the closing chapter on the Great winning the deciding game of the pennant playoff from .the Dodgers. While the ' Cards and Giants were changing places, Milwaukee stepped into fourth place over the Phillies with a 3-1 victory against the New York Mets, Cincinnati edged Pittsburgh 2-1 and Houston defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-1. The American. League-leading New York Yankees beat Baltimore 4-1, Minnesota belted the Chicago White Sox 5-3, Cleveland edged Detroit 5-4,: Washingtpn shut out Boston 7-0 and the Los Angeles Angels downed Kansas City 6-2.' Juan Marichal, 19-8, started for the Giants, seeking his 20th victory/ tijit Drysdale pub.the Dodgers ahead .'to stay. whenjiis single up the middle drove in Johnny'Rose- boro iri the fifth to.-snap,a 1-1 .tie. Jim GilliainI drove, i n ; the other Dodger runs. Two-run singles by Curt Flood and Dick Grdat featured the Cardinals' tie-breaking rally in the seventh .before Ken Boyer wrapped it-up with a three-run ninth-inning homer. Boyer, who collected four rung batted in, had driven in the tying run in the sixth with 'a single -following Groat's triple. Don Derneter, Bob by Wine and- [Earl Averill hom- ered for the Phillies. Ray Sadecki, 8-8, was the .winner with Ray Gulp 11-11, the loser. PRO EXHIBITIONS By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS National League Dallas 37, Francisco 24 Pittsburgh 22, Detroit 7 GOALLINE FREE-FOR-ALL DETROIT— Pittsburgh Stcelcr fullback John Henry Johnson (35) rolls over the top of the line backwards to score from the 1-yard the second period of last night's exhibition game with the Detroit Lions. Detroit's Dick Compton (20) and Dick (Night Train) Lane (81) move up too late, as referee signals the score. Pittsburgh won 22-7. (AP Wirephoto) Dennis Ralston Wins Round at Forest Hills Phils Blast 3 Homers But Cards Win PHILADELPHIA (AP)-The St, Louis Cardinals, who refused to be intimidated by three opposition home runs, rallied Friday night to beat Philadelphia, 11-6, and vaulted into second place in the National League. The defeat of San Francisco— now in third—at the hands of league-leading Los Angeles, 2-1, helped make the Cardinal promotion possible, The Cardinals staked starter Ray Sadecki, now 8-8, to a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a single, Tim McCarver's triple and a run scoring single by Curt Flood. But Sadecki lost his edge in the sixth as Don Demeter hit a three- run homer. Other Philly homers were hit by Earl Averill in the seventh and Bobby Wine in the eighth. But St. Louis put together a 15- hit attack off three Philly pitch ers, including a ninth - inning, homer by Ken Boyer. St. Louis (11) Philadelphia (6) Player AB R H Player AB R H ~" ' 5 1 3 T. Taylor 432 Calllson 5 1 1 Averill 5 1 3 Slevers 401 Demeter 501 Gonzalez 522 Covlngton 000 Oldis McCarver 322 Wine Sadecki 3 1 0 Gulp R. Taylor 000 Baldschun Hoak Torre Rojas Duren Flood Groat White Boyer James Altman Javier Kolb FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP)-"I wish', people would get off my back and let me concentrate on tennis,." a wounded. Dennis Ralston said today.' "Why cant' they let sleeping dogs lie? "Every time I pick up a paper of magazine, I read about what a holy terror I am. They're talking about something that happened a couple of years ago. "Aren't they ever going to let me forget it? I doubt'it. I just try to steel myself. I figure' it's 'something'I'll have 'to live with all'my 'life." ' , . : .' Ralston is the bright new hope of American tennis but he's still having to live with the memory of his. teen-age days when he was handed a suspension by the U.S Lawn Tennis Association .for his court anlics. The , 21-year-old court . comet from Bakersfield, Calif., was the epitome of decorum Frjday when he made his first center court appearance in the National Championships at -Forest Hills. There was no trace of his celebrated trigger temper as lie brushed aside , hard-hitting, Walter Johnson of 19-year-old Hollywood, Fla., 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. ;M'cKinley, .Wimbledon champion from San Antonio, Tex., and to-seeded favorite in the .nationals here during the next'10 days, will make his tournament debut today, facing Eduardo Zulcta of Ecuador in the third match on the Has Casey Struck Out With Mets? NEW YORK (AP) - If Casey Stengel is leaving the Mets, he .isn't saying. ' ' ' Asked point blank if the reports are true, that he does hot plan to return next year as.manager because of a disagreement with club president George Weiss concerning use of players, the septuagenarian skipper became evasive narlan skipper became evasive. "I told everybody when I came here, and it's the same now, I'll stay as long as I feel I can improve the ball club," the old man growled. ( Does he feel the club is improved? >' "Well, the pitching is better. I'd have to say that. And the catching is better, too. i "But that's abput It. We still need plenty. We got to have more hitting, -better fielding and more good young trouble is I ball players. The don't know where BASEBALL HEROES .By TJIE ASSOCIATED J'KESS PITCHING — Don Drysdale, Dodgers, posted 17th victory, scattered nine hits, struck out nine and walked none for 34 triumph over San Francisco that increased Los Angeles^ Nylons} League lead to seven games. BATTING T'Dtck Groat, Cardinals, drove in lour runs with homer and .two singles in 11-6 walloping of Philadelphia that pulled St, Louis into second place in National league, game ahead ol Giants. one-half we'll get "em." Well, will he be back next year? "I'm not ready to tell anybody what ,my plans areuxt year," he said. "People ask me that every city we go to. I tell them a lot of 1 things but not what 1 they want to know. They ask me to go on television. They say they wouk like to shake my hand and wish me good luck If I'm not coming back, .",'.?•'• "But I know what they're after and I tell everybody something else," Well, will he be back next year? "Weiss Is the boss," snappa Casey. "It's up to him." The same question was put to Weiss. Will Casey be back next year? "If he wants to, he will be back," said Weiss, Stengel's eontnu-t runs out a the end of this season. His 1962 team won only 40 of 160 games This year's club has won 42, los 91 and has 29 games left to play The Mets lost to the Braves Fri dfy night, 34. Alton Pirates Hold Hydroplane Races A Id-race, W-event, and hydroplane racing program wttl be held Bt'tm rape Docks on Alton Lake Mon day, beginning «t 1 pan-. The races are sponsored the Alton'Piratw Boat dub. enter court. Margaret Smith, the op-seeded woman player from uistralia, plays Lisa Gram An- .ersen of Denmark in the second ound. Both drew first-round >yes. Ralston was joined in the sec- nd 'round by the two ranking .ustralians, Roy Emerson 'and <en Fletcher, seeded. No. 2 and seeded Bobby Wilson of Britain. Emerson played well within himself in beating Chauncey Steele III of Cambridge, Mass., a 19- year-old Harvard student, and said later, "I've come here to win." Fletcher had a tough ime with Premjit Lai of India before winning 9-7, 4-6, 6-1,14-12. Wilson beat James Schnaars of Wayne, Pa., 5 respectively, and sixth-16^4, 6-3,,6-2. 500 s i 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 200 200 4 1 4 1 2 200 000 000 000 000 000 Totals 39 11 15 Totals 36 6 9 Inning; 123456789 RHE St. Louis 00200150 3—11 15 1 Phlladel. 000030120—6 9 1 Ala/or League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League •, W. L. Pet. G.B. ew York .... 87 47 '.649 — Minnesota .... 75 58 .564 U»/ 2 Chicago 75 59 .560 12 Baltimore .... 73 62 .541 14% Detroit 64 67 .489 21% Cleveland .... 65 72 .474 23% Boston 63 71 .470 24 Los Angeles .. 61 75 .439 28 Kansas City .. 58 74 .439 28 Washington .. 49 85 .366 38 Friday s'Results Los Angeles 6, Kansas City 2 Cleveland 5, Detroit 4 Washington 7, Boston 0 Minnesota 5, Chicago 3 New York 4, Baltimore 1 Today's Games Detroit at Cleveland NeW York at Baltimore (N) Washington at Boston (N) Los Angeles at Kansas City (N) Chicago at Minnesota Sunday's Games Los Angeles at Kansas City Cliicago at Minnesota Detroit at Cleveland (2) New York at Baltimore . Washington at Boston Monday's Games Kansas City at Minnesota (2) Los Angeles at Chicago (2) Washington at Cleveland (2) Baltimore at Boston (2) - National League ..'.... W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 80 53 .602 — St. Louis ..... 73 60 .549 7 San. ; Francisco 73 61 '.545 7% Milwaukee ... 72- 62 .537 8% Philadelphia . 72 63 .533 9 Qncinnati .... 72 65 .526 10 Chicago ...... 68 65 .508 12 Pittsburgh ... 67 65 .508 12% Houston 50 84 .373 30'/ a New York .... 42 91' .318 38 .Friday's Results Houston 5, Chicago -1 Milwaukee 3, New York 1 St. Louis 11, Philadelphia 6 Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, San Francisco 1 Today's Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Houston at Chicago Milwaukee at New York (N) San Francisco at Los Angeles (N) St. Louis at Philadelphia Sunday's Games. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Houston at Chicago Milwaukee at New York San Francisco at Los Angeles St. Louis at Philadelphia Monday's Games Cincinnati at New York (2) Pliiladelphia at Milwaukee Pittsburgh at St. Louis (2) Houston at Los Angeles (2) ' Chicago at San Francisco (2) Alt-Wood Loses, 1-0 AURORA - (Bulletin) — The Alt-Wood Merchants, Illinois State softball champs, dropped a 1-0 decision to Muncie, Indi> ana, the state champs of that state this morning, in the Regional Softball Tournament at Aurora. Alt-Wood meets Milwaukee this afternoon -in the loser's bracket of the double elimination tourney, Nineteen JeUermen are scheduled to return for Penn State foot- balj next fall. Cicada Retires After $783,324 NEW YORK (AP)-A racing career that earned $783,324, produced 23 victories in 41 starts, and resulted in top 2- and 3-year- old honors ended Friday with the retirement of Cicada, the world's top money winning race mare. Cicada was scheduled to start only two more times but an injury to a stifle—the rear leg joint corresponding to a human's knee —earlier this week during a workout at Belmont. Park caused owner Christopher I. Chenery to decide on immediate retirement. Cicada, a 4-year-old, will be shipped to Chenery's farm at Doswell, Va. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (325 at bats) — Yastr- zemski, Boston, .323; Kaline, Detroit, .320. Runs—Tresh, New York, 83; Kaline, Detroit, 82. Runs batted in—Stuart, Boston, 96; Kaline, Detroit, 92. Hits—Kaline,Detroit, 156; Yastr- zemski, Boston, and Ward, Chicago, 154. Coubles—Yastrzemski, Boston 34; Alvis, Cleveland, 30. Triples. — Versalles, Minnesota and Hinton, Washington, 12. Home runs—Stuart, Boston, 35; Killebrew, Minnesota, 33. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Baltimore, 32; Hinton, Washington, 22. Pitching (12 decisions)—Peters, Chicago, 16-5, .762; Pascual, Minnesota, and Bouton, New York, 18-6, .750. Strikeouts — Peters, Chicago, 166; Pizarro, Chicago, 163. National League Batting (325 at bats) — Groat, St. Louis, .331; T. Davis, Los Angeles, .326. Runs—Aaron, Milwaukee, 100; Mays, San Francisco, 96. Runs batted in—Aaron, Milwaukee, 112; Boyer and White,, St. Louis, 93. Hits — Pinson, Cincinnati, and Groat, St. Louis, 177. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 36; Pinson, Cincinnati, and Gonzalez, Pliiladelphia, 35. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 13; Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 10. Home runs—Aaron, Milwaukee, 35; McCovey, San Francisco, 34. Stolen bases—Wills, Los Angeles, 29; Pinson, Cincinnati, 26. Pitching (12 decisions)—Perra- noski, Los Angeles, 13-2, .867; McBean, Pittsburgh, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Angeles, 246; Drysdale, Los Angeles, 228. ROCK SPRING WINNERS From left to right Mrs. Mary Eckhard, Mrs. Eleanor Perry and Mrs. Mary Krankel pose for photo following the Greater Alton Women's Golf Association Handicap Tourney at Rock Spring Golf Course Friday. Mrs. Jjme Chiste, winner o< the handicap meet, was not present. Mrs. Eckhard was handicap runnerup, Mrs. Perry consolation winner and Mrs. Krankel consolation run- nerup.—Don Hayes Photo. Killebrew Gains on Stewart in HR Derby '* i DarkSchedule Takes Turn t . .. , • For Worse LOS ANGELES (AP)-Manager Alvin Dark of the San Francisco Giants iias a timetable for overtaking the Los Angeles Dodgers. But, the way his club has been going, you begin to wonder whether it can fulfill its role as an overtaker before it falls into the hands of an undertaker. Suppose, for example, that the Giants should lose to the Dodgers again tonight. Then, by Dark's own reckoning, they would have to win five of their remaining four games with the Dodgers to stay in position to catch up. Dark said at the outset of the series that he figured the Giants would have to win five of the seven games they had left with the Dodgers. That way, he said, the Giants would pick up three games and would probably be only a few games out when the two California clubs finished their season series in San Francisco next weekend. But the Giants, looking a little more dead than deadly, have dropped the first two games of their final series at Dodger Stadium. In 18 innings, they have scored only two runs. It means we've got to beat the Dodgers five of five," Dark said. 'But it can be done." It was done, in fact, only last year. Dark said late in the season that the Giants would have to win five of seven from the Dodgers. The Giants not only met his demand but exceeded it, winning, six of seven. But they couldn't beat Don Drysdale Friday night, and their 3-1 loss dropped them into third place, one-half game back of St. Louis and 7% game's behind the Dodgers. Although they have dropped to third place, the Giants are probably still the club that most worries the Dodgers. And, so far as the Giants are concerned, the Dodgers' magic number is down to 22. This means any combination of Dodger victories and Giant losses totaling 22 would eliminate the Giants. If the Dodgers won only 14 of their remaining 29 games, the Giants would have to win. 21 of their remaining?28 to tie. Carrollton Punt, Pass, Kick Signups CARROLLTON — Registration for the third annual punt, pass and kick competition will open Sept. 3 and continue through Oct. 11 at the Lukeman Ford Agency offices. The competition gives the area grade school boys from eight through 11 a chance to pit their football skills against thousands of other boys throughout the nation. The contest will culminate with a trip to Woshington D.C. for a White House tour, then to Dearborn, Mich,, and finally an appearance at the National Football League Championship game. The Competition is sponsored nationally by the Ford Division of the Ford Motor Company and the National Football League, E. J. Lukeman Ford is the Carrollton sponsor. There is no charge for enter ing and no equipment is needed. By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer Dick Stuart could do worse than isten to the words of wisdom rom old Satch Paige. "Don't look back," the ageless vender once warned. "Something may be gaining on you." It is. His name is Harmon Killebrew and he's fast closing on Jtuart in the race for the American League home run championship. Killebrew cracked a 3-3 tie with his 33rd homer in the seventh inning of Friday night's game with Chicago. It propelled Minnesota to a 5-3 victory over the White .Sox, vaulted the Twins past Chicago in:o second place and pulled Kille- jrew to within two of Stuart's eague-leading total of 35. The Twins' Bob Allison followed .{{Hebrew's shot immediately with lis 30th homer as the Twins tied one major league record and set two American League marks. THRILLS! SPILLS! EXCITEMENT! FULLY AIR CONDITIONED * OPEN BOWLING X 35c Per Game * ACME 32 LANES 35 Year* on Broadway * * SUNDAY Sept. 1 AND EVERY SUNDAY FENDER BENDERS • AMATEURS • MODIFIED RACES Time Trials 7;30 P.M., Racing 8:30 P.M. Godfrey Speedway ROUTE 47 3 MILES NORTH OF ALTON In other games, the leading New York Yankees beat Baltimore 4-1 behind the six-hit pitching of Al Downing, Cleveland edged Detroit 5-4 and broke the Tigers' eight- game winning string, Los Angeles whipped Kansas City 6-2 and Don Zimmer's grand-slam homer led Washington to a 7-0 rout of Boston. The back-to-back shots by Killebrew and Allison gave the Twins 19 homers in their last five games, tying a major league record set by the New York Giants in 1954. Minnesota also set two American League records with 24 homers in its last 10 games and 20 in its last six. The consecutive homers came off reliever Jim Brosnan, now 2-7, and provided Camilo Pascual with his 18th victory. He has lost six. The Yankees jumped on starter Steve Barber for three runs — two of them unearned — in the first inning, then coasted behind Downing's solid pitching. Benton-Smith Bout on TV LOS ANGELES (AP)—Middleweight Georgie Benton of Philadelphia, at 30 a veteran of 14 years in boxing, matches his skill against hard-hitting Johnny Smith of Los Angeles tonight in the weekly national television scrap. The 10-rounder at the Olympic Auditorium is scheduled for 9 p.m., EST, with. ABC handling the television. Benton, who fought as an amateur before turning professional in his native Philadelphia, is a 7-5 favorite. He is ranked fourth among 160-pounders by the World Boxing Association. Smith, 24, has. been fighting since 1959. Benton has a record of 49 victories against eight defeats and one draw. He has stopped 26 opponents. Noted for a powerful right hand, Smith has scored knockouts in 18 of his winning 22 fights. He has lost six. "DESTRUCTION THRILL SHOW A Benefit Show Sponsored by ALTON EXCHANGE CLUB TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED FROM EXCHANGE CLUB MEMBERS OR UluoU's Sport lug Goods Godfrey liunk JSurleff's Uumuors Florid Hllncl * Awning Dmuor Office Supply TOMORROW NIGHT SEPT. 1st PLUS • 40 Lap Modified • 30 Lap Amateur • 20 Lap Fenderbender • BONZO THE CLOWN • FIREWORKS TIME TRIALS ,., ,7(30 FIRST RAGE 0t30 GODFREY SPEEDWAY ROUTE 67 - 3j MILES NORTH OF ALTON

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