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PAGE THIRTY-TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer In the big book of baseball strategy you walk a guy like BM- y Williams' to get at Ken Hubbs. So the Dodgers did. Their National League lead is now down to five games over second-place St. Louis. Hubbs, who led the league in strikeouts with 129 last year and was equally proficient at hitting nto doubleplays, crossed up the book Wednesday night by lining a two-out single in the llth inning hat gave the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 decision over first-place Los Angeles. The Dodgers' board of strategy held its meeting after Andre Rodgers led off the llth with a ingle and moved around to sec- jnd on a sacrifice. With two out, t was decided to give Williams —who outhits Hubbs by about 50 loints—an intentional walk. That decision lopped a full game off the Dodgers' lead over he surging Cardinals, who ex- longest winning season to seven ended their streak of the ;ames as Ken Boyer's 100th run batted in provided the decisive KICKOFF DINNER Hank Kuhlman (front center) was the guest Memorial; Mo Tschannen, Boxana; Orv Yocum, Wood speaker at the Elks Quarterback Club Kickoff Dinner River; Ron Holtman, Marquette; and Ralph McClain, Wednesday night. A former St. Louis and Missouri U. Alton. In front row from left to right are Jack Acker, grid star, Kuhlman is currently freshman backfield Quarterback Club President, Kuhlman, and Clyde coach for Dan Devine's Tigers. The banquet honored Wiseman of radio station WOKZ who acted as master the area coaches who are from left to right in back: of ceremonies.—Don Hayes photo. Dave Thayer, Western Military; Cliff Hoppe, Civic . • Spahn Blanks Bucs on Four Safeties, 1-0 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Warren Spahn, an old warhorse kicking up his heels like a frisky colt, considers himself lucky as he keeps statisticians working overtime in revising the baseball record books. The 42-year-old Milwaukee southpaw who has shaken off elbow trouble twice in the last two months forced another wholesale rewrite of pitching records Wednesday night as he blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on a four-hitter. "It's better to be lucky than good," Spahnie said with a broad grin after assuming sole ownership of seventh place among all time winners with his 346th National League victory and No. 19 of the season. Spahn explained that many things have been going his way despite the elbow trouble this year. As an example, he pointed to the eighth inning when the Pirates loaded the bases with just one out. "I threw (Bob) Bailey a screwball and he hit the ball right back to me for an easy double play," Spahn said. "Things don't normally happen like that. Yes, it's nice !to be lucky." The top left-hander in history passed Tim Keefe on the all-time victory list and set his sights on "the next target, Kid Nichols' mark .of 360 triumphs. The shutout was his fifth of the year and 60th since h8 won his first game for the Braves in 1946 when the club was in Boston. He needs four more to move into a fifth-place tie with Eddie Plank, whose 64 whitewashing included five in the old Federal League. Spahn struck out four, boosting his fifth-place total to 2,395. The victory also left Spahn just one shy of equaling Christy Mathewson's National League record of 13 20-triumph seasons. Cy Young holds the major league mark of 16. Spahn, who has lost five games, is ahead of his 1953 pace when he had a 23-7 mark. Jurgenson, King Hill Quit Eagles HERSHEY, Pa. (AP)-The sudden and unexpected walkout ol quarterbacks Sonny Jurgensen and King Hill from training camp over a football salary dispute has launched the Philadelphia Eagles into a desperate search for quarterback. Although the two players were scheduled to meet witii Eagles General Manager Vince McNally today in Philadelphia, one club spokesman said, "The wires are hot" in the search for a backup signal caller in case Jurgensen and Hill fail to settle their dispute with the team by Saturday The Eagles' exhibition season ends then against the New York Giants at Princeton. Championship play begins Sept. 15. Jurgensen, the key to the Eagles offense which in the past few years has relied heavily on passing, and Hill, the team's punter and only other quarterback, left Wednesday without notifying team officials. They said they had been unsuccessful even in getting to talk to McNally about contract terms. Jurgensen reportedly wants $30,000 tor this season. By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer One wave of Roger Maris' wand did the trick and now the magic number is 11. Maris pulled the game out of the hat in the last of the ninth inning with a two-run homer, lift- ng the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Wednesday over-Washington. A few hours later, Minnesota nosed into second place in the American League by beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 after Kansas City had swept a pair from the Chicago White Sox, 4-2 and 7-3. The results reduced the Yanks' magic number to 11—any combination of New York victories and Minnesota losses totaling 11 will mean the Bombers' 28th pennant. The Yankees are I2Ya games ahead with 22 to go, the Twins have 23 to play. Chicago, now 13 out, has 22 games left.' Don't look for any surprises. Also in the AL— Phil Regan won again, Al Kaline took over the league batting lead and Rocky Maris Lowers Yank Number to 11 Colavito batted in three runs as Detroit's streaking Tigers whipped Boston 6-1; and Baltimore overcame Cleveland 6-5 on the first jrand slam homer of Luis Aparicio's eight-year major league career. Hard-throwing Jim Bouton, gunning for his 20th victory, was bombed for three homers—including a two-run blow by Senator pitcher Claude Osteen — and the Yanks trailed 4-3 going into the last of the ninth. But they have a way turning these things around, and Maris applied the crusher this time with his 20th homer after a leadofi walk to Elston Howard. That made a winner out of Steve Ham ilton, a loser out of Osteen. Ed Brinkman and Don Lock had the other Washington homers. Angel rookie Fred Newman made it easy for the Twins, wild pitching in one run and balking across Minnesota's clincher. Lefty Dick Stigman beat Los Angeles for the fourth straight time squaring his record at 14-14 with a seven-hitter. Cubs Are Spoilers, Buhl Goes Tonight CHICAGO (AP)-The Chicago Cubs find themselves in a position to upset the National League pennant race. The Cubs dropped the San Francisco Giants to a distant third place by sweeping a Labor Day doubleheader. Wednesday night Cal Koonce and Lindy McDaniel tamed the league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 and narrowed their margin over second-place St. Louis to 5 games. Bob Buhl (9-12) will face left- hander Pete Richert (2-1) tonight in the second game of the series at Chavez Ravine. The Cubs, in good position to finish strongly, took the game in the top of the llth when Ken Pinson-Lawson Do Battle CINCINNATI (AP)—Earl Lawson and Vada Pinson ha vent' gotten along for some time. Now the Cincinnati Reds' center fielder is up for a hearing on an assault and battery charge filed by the sportswriter. Pinson allegedly grabbed Lawson's shirt Wednesday night in the Reds' clubhouse after Cincinnati dropped a 3-2 decision to Philadelphia. The quarrel involved an article in Tuesday's Cincinnati Post and Times-Star that said Pinson does not bunt enough and may lose the National League's batting crown as a result. "He grabbed me by the shirt and pushed me up against the wall," said Lawson, who was slapped by Pinson once last year. "I walked away from the clubhouse and found a phone and called police." Pinson was booked and released on $300 bond pending the hearing scheduled in police court today. "I have always done what the manager (Fred Hutchinson) wants me to do," said Pinson, who is third in the league with a 11 batting average. "I'm not taking my orders from Hutch. iVhatever Hutch wants me to do, that's what I'm gonna do." Hubbs crossed up Dodger strategy by drilling a two-out single off relief pitcher Ken Rowe. Rowe had intentionally walked Billy Williams after Andre Rodgers singled. Hubbs then cracked a line single to left to score the winning run. McDaniel (11-6) received credit for the victory. Koonce allowed only four hits in nine innings. The Cubs took the lead in the sixth on singles by Rodgers and Ellis Burton and a sacrifice fly by Ron Santo. The Dodgers tied the score in the bottom of the sixth on doubles by Jim Gilliam and Tommy Davis. In Comiskey Park, the Kansas City Athletics dropped the Chica go White Sox into third place 13 games behind the pace - setting New York Yankees with a dou bleheader sweep. Orlando Pena (10-19) and Diego Segui (8-5) pitched the double victory, 4-2 and 7-3. Pena averted his 20th loss by scoring one run and driving in an other in the 4-2 first game victory. Pena scattered seven hits and needed relief help from John Wyatt in the ninth. Ray Herbert (11-10) went all the way in a losing cause. Pete Ward drilled his 19th home run for the Sox. Ward added home run No. 20 in the second contest, but Segui and two relief pitchers held the White Sox at bay. Starter Joel Horlen (7-6) was the loser. J. C. Martin also hit a home run for the Sox Eddie Fisher (7-8) is scheduled to face Dave Wickersham (10-12) today. Player Tops Utah Open SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Soulh Africa's Gary Player led 149 professionals and 11 amateurs into thi; first round of the $40,000 Utah Open Invitational Golf Tournament today. Player is the only one of golf- dom's Big Three in the tourney on the par-70, 6,984-yard course at the Salt Lake Country Club. Hawks Play 13 Exhibition NBA Games ST. LOUIS (AP)—The St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association are scheduled to play 13 preseason exhibition games starting Sept. 25, the club said Wednesday. The Hawks will open their exhibition slate with the Detroit Pistons, Sept. 25, at Edwardsville 111. They will close their pre-season warmups on Oct. 12 at St Louis Kiel Auditorium against the champion, Boston Celtics. They will play Boston and Cincinnati six times each. The exhibition schedule follows: Sept. 25, Detroit at Edwards ville, 111. Sept. 27, Cincinnati at Gales burg, 111. Sept. 29, Cincinnati, at Rock ford, 111. Sept. 30, Cincinnati at Mem phis, Tenn. Oct. 1, Cincinnati at Nashville Tenn. Oct. 2, Cincinnati at Quincy, 111 Oct. 3, Cincinnati at For Dodge, Iowa Oct. 5 Boston at Ottumwa Iowa Oct. 7 Boston at Springfield Mo. Oct. 8 Boston at Jefferson City Mo. Oct. 9 Boston at Evansville Ind. Oct. 10 Boston at Murray, Ky Oct. 12'Boston at St. Louis BASEBALL HEROES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING — Warren Spahn Braves, shut out Pittsburgh 1-0 on four hits for his 19th victory o season and 60th shutout of career BATTING—Luis Aparicio, Ori oles, hit first grand slam homer of career in 6-5 triumph ovei Cleveland. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Lagire W. L. Pet. G.B. New York ... 91 49 .650 — Minnesota .... 78 61 .561 Chicago 78 62 .557 13 Baltimore .... 75 66 .532 Detroit 68 70 .493 22 Boston 67 73 .479 24 Cleveland .... 68 75 .476 24% Kansas City .. 63 76 .453 27% Los Angeles ..62 79 .440 29% Washington .. 50 89 .360 40% Wednesday's Results New York 5, Washington 4 Baltimore 6, Cleveland 5 Detroit 6, Boston 1 Kansas City 4-7, Chicago 2-3 Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 2 Today's Games Los Angeles at Minnesota (N) Detroit at Boston Washington at New York Kansas City at Chicago Only games scheduled Friday's Gaames Kansas City at Los Angles (N) Minnesota at Chicago (N) Cleveland at Washington (N) SUMMER! TIME FOR 20" Only Other Sizes In Proportion For boys and (jiiK models to fit every age. It s the season's biggest buy in bicycles . . . genuine Schwinn quality at a Many Styles And Sizes To Choose From WELLS TIRE CO. 888 E. Bdwy HO 2- WELLS-SCHMIDT TIRE 00. 101 E. Ferguson, Wood Blvor OL 4-3828 Hubbs Wrecks LA Book, 2-1 score in a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets. Milwaukee's Warren Spahn grabbed pnrt of the spotlight with a sparkling four-hit, 1-0 Victory over Pittsburgh that gave hifft 19 victories for the season, the 60th shutout of his career and seventh place on the all-time list of winners with 346 triumphs. In other games, Willie McCovey hit his 35th homer and Orlando Cepeda collected No. 26 as San Francisco walloped Houston 8-3 and pitcher Dennis Bennett provided the go-ahead run in Philadelphia's 3-2 decision over Cincinnati. The Cubs opened the scoring against the Dodgers in the sixth on singles by Rodgers and Ellis Burton and a sacrifice fly by Ron Santo. The Dodgers tied it in their half on doubles by Jim Gilliam and Tommy Davis. It stayed that way until the llth when Hubbs stroked his decisive hit and wound up the night with a sparkling defensive play. The slick-fielding second baseman who set a major league record for most consecutive errorless games last year with 78, bailed re- Major league! STANDINGS Boston at Baltimore (2 night) Detroit at New York' (N) twi- Narlonal League W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles ..84 55 St. Louis ...A. 79 60 San Francisco 76 64 Philadelphia . 75 65 Milwaukee ... 74 65 Chicago 73 66 Cincinnati .... 75 68 Pittsburgh 68 Houston 50 70 90 New York 44 95 .604 — .568 5 .543 8% .536 9V 2 .532 10 .525 11 .524 11 .493 .357 .317 40 Wednesday's Results San Francisco 8, Houston 3 St. Louis 6, New York 5 Milwaukee 1, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 2 Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 (11 innings) Today's Games Houston at San Francisco Chicago at Los Angeles (N) New York at St. Louis (N) Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (N) Friday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2 twi- night) New York at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at Houston (N) Los Angeles at San Francisco liever Lindy McDaniel, 11-6, out of a hole in the bottom of the llth when he fielded Willie Davis' grounder with one out and nailed Marv Breeding trying to score from third base. McDaniel then got Lee Walls on a fly to end it. Stan Musial drove in three runs tvith a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly as the Cardinals built a 5-1 lead. The Mets rallied for four runs in the top of the sev enth with Ed Kranepool's fourth hit producing the tie. Then, in the bottom half, ML batting leader Dick Groat doubled and Boyer followed with the decisive hit. Sam Jones, 2-0, got the victory, Larry Bearnarth, 3-7, the loss. Final Musial Game to Be Televised ST. LOUIS (AP)-Stan Musial's farewell to major league baseball playing days will be televised locally, the St. Louis baseball Cardinals said today. Cardinal President August A. Busch Jr., said the unprecedented telecast was arranged because of an increasing demand by area baseball fans. Bush said the last tickets for the Sept. 29 game with Cincinnati were sold out over the Labor Day weekend. "This is not only a tribute to Stan Musial the ballplayer, but a personal tribute to Stan Musial the man, who is so beloved by all," Busch said: Busch said: "Never was there such a demand for tickets for a single regular game. Only a few World Series and All-Star games have created such a demand for tickets." The game will be carried by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's KSD-TV (Channel 5) in St. Louis. Busch said no plans have been made at this time for televising the game nationally. Foyt Wins 100-Miler INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A. J. Foyt of Houston, Tex., in line to become the first winner of both U.S. Auto Club championship and stock car divisions, won the 100- mile stock event at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday night. Foyt averaged 74.69 miles per hour in a Ford, topping the mark of 72.768 set by Paul Goldsmith of St. Clair Shores, Mich., in the first running of the event last year. Gary Bettenhausen of Tinley Park, El., son of the late great Tony Bettenhausen, finished second in a Dodge. Johnny Rostek finished third in a Ford. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 5, 1963 _ Simmons Goes For 8th Card Win in Row By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (350 at bats)—Kaline, Detroit, .318; Yastrzemski, Boston, .317. Runs — Tresh, New York, 87; Kaline, Detroit, 85. Runs batted in—Stuart, Boston, 100; Kaline, Detroit, 95. Hits - Kaline, Detroit, 164; Ward, Chicago, 161. Doubles—Yastrzemski, Boston, 36; Ward, Chicago, and Alvis, Cleveland, 31. Triples — Versalles, Minnesota, 13; Hinton, Washington, 12. Home runs—Stuart, Boston, 36; Killebrew, Minnesota, 35. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Baltimore, 36; Hinton, Washington, 22. Pitching (12 decisions)—Bouton, New York, 19-6, .760; Ford, New York, 20-7, .741. Strikeouts —Peters, Chicago, 168; Bunning, Detroit, and Stigman, Minnesota, 165. National League Batting (350 at bats) — Groat, St. Louis, .329; Pinson, Cincinnati, and T. Davis, Los Angeles, .321. Runs—Aaron, Milwaukee, 103; Flood, St. Louis, 98. Runs batted in—Aaron, Milwaukee, 113; Boyer, St. Louis, 100. Hits — Pinson, Cincinnati, 185; Groat, St. Louis, 184. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 40; Pinson, Cincinnati, 37. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 13; Brock, Chicago, and Callison and Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 10. Home runs—Aaron, Milwaukee 36; McCovey, San Francisco, 35 Stolen bases—Wills, Los Angeles, 30; Pinson and Robinson, Cin cinnati, 26. Pitching (12 decisions)—Perra noski, Los Angeles, 14-2, .875; McBean, Pittsburgh, 13-3, .813. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Angeles, 259; Drysdale, Los Angeles, 234. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Southpaw Curt Simmons will be on the mound tonight when the St. Lous Cardinals go for their eighth consecutive victory. Simmons (12-7) will be opposed by rookie left-hander Grover Powell (1-0) of the New York Mets. The Cardinals moved to their seventh straight Wednesday night with effective relief pitching by Sam Jones and Lew Burdette. Jones (2-0) received credit for the 5-5 victory over the Mets. The victory, coupled with the Los Angeles Dodgers' defeat, moved the Cardinals to within 5 james of the league leaders. The Dodgers lost an 11 Inning 21- decision to the Chicago Cubs. Starter Ernie Broglio and relief pitcher Ken MacKenzie were shredded for four runs in the seventh as the Mets moved into a 5-5 tie. Home runs by Bill White (24) and stan Musial (10) had given the Redbirds a 5-1 lead. Jones came in with two on and two out in the seventh to retire the side. The winning run scored on an eighth inning double by Dick Groat and a run-producing single by Ken Boyer, his 100th RBI of the season. The Mets threatened again in the eighth against Bobby Shantz. Shantz loaded the bases on a single, double and walk with only one out. But Burdette came in and forced Rod Kanehl to hit into a double play. Burdette allowed one baserun- ner in the ninth. Musial's home run in the fifth was his 473rd career clout. He also batted in the first Cardinal run in the first with a sacrifice fly. 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