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Section 2 Pages 11-18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 15, 1836. ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,1963 7c Per Copy Classified Sport* Amusements —.——— Member of The Associated Press. Cards Split, Dodgers Brush Aside Giants Nine in Row Then Falter, Groat Injured PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals ran their winning streak to nine games Friday night, longest in 11 years, but the second game of a doubleheader broke the string. The Cardinals behind Bob Gibson cruised to No. 9 in the first game 5-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates, but stumbled over Bob Veale in the nightcap, 5-0. As a result, they dropped another half game back of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now lead the Cardinals by 5% games. Three double plays took Veale out of any trouble he encountered as he gave up six hits and two walks in gaining his second vie tory against one defeat. Ron Taylor took the loss after giving up eight hits and two runs in five innings. The first game, too, was not fully free of gloom as Cardinal shortstop Dick Groat, the league's leading hitter, took a fast ball in the ribs and will be sidelined for several days. The Cardinals managed to get by without Groat in the opener a: Gibson stymied the Pirates on five hits for his 16th victory in 24 decisions. He also singled home the first two Cardinal runs. Curt Flood singled home another two tallies and Tim McCarver drove in the other. Ray Sadecki (8-8) wat to pitch today against Joe Gibbon (5-10) of the Pirates. 1ST. GAME St. Louts (5) Plttsburg (1) Player AB R H Player AB R H 5 0 1 Schofield 2 0 000 Vlrdon 4 400 Clemente 4 0 0 Lynch 4 0 0 Mazeroskl 4 2Clendenon 4 By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer The St. Louis Cardinals, trying to overhaul the front-running Los Angeles Dodgers with n late stretch bid, have lost the services of batting leader Dick Groat, their first ball game in nine days and an opportunity to gain ground in the National League pennant race. Groat, the league's leading hitter with a .328 average and a top candidate for Most Valuable Player honors, was lost tor several games when he was plunked in the chest by a Don Cardwell pitch in the first inning of the opener of a twi-nighter at Pittsburgh. Nevertheless, the Cardinals went on to win the opener 5-1, extending their winning streak lo nine games behind the five-hit pitching of Bob Gibson. Bob Veale stopper the Cardinals in the nightcap 5-0 on six hits for his first major league shutout. The Cardinals fell 5'/ 2 gaames back of the Dodgers, 5-2 winners at San Francisco as Sandy Koufax gained his 22nd victory. Jim Gilliam paced the Los Angeles attack with a homer and two singles scoring four runs. The game results shared the spotlight with the medical bulletins. Willie Mays made his return from an exhaustion-enforced four- day layoff and responded with a COOPERSTO WN - BOUND Javier Groat Maxvlll Muslal Kolb Boyer White Flood McCarver Altman Gibson Totals Inning: 2 Bailey 2 Pag'ronl 1 Cardwell 1 Slsk 1 Savage Butters Stargell Haddix Logan Face 35 5 10 Totals 123456789 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Twins Rap 4 Homers 31 1 5 R H E St. Louis 022010000 S100 Plttsburg 000000010 151 2ND. GAME St. Louis (0) Plttsburg (5) Player AB R HPlayer AB R H Javier V/hlte Flood Boyer McCarver Shannon Altman Maxvlll Taylor Wlthrow McKenzIe Muslal Schultz 1 Mazeroski 4 1 Schofield 4 1 Lynch 4 1 Clendenon 0 0 Vlrdon 4 1 Burgess 4 0 0 Stargell 4 0 1 Mota 4 0 0 Bailey 4 0 Veale 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 0 6 Totals 35 5 12 Inning: 123456789 RHE St. Louis 000000000 06 1 Pittsburgh 10I00003X 5121 By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer Minnesota's Twins are moving n home run muscle. But they can't gain ground on ie New York Yankees, who are ontent to single an opponent into ubmission. The Twins, dueling Chicago for econd place in the American League, beat the White Sox 8-7 riday night with four homers— ncluding ling. The Yankees bunched three singes in the ninth for a run that gave them a 2-1 victory over De- ocked the ninth-inning homers or the Twins, who boosted their eason total to 200. Harmon Kille- jrew and Earl Battey connected earlier. Hector By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League Batting (350 at bats) — Groat St. Louis, .328; Aaron, Milwau kee, and T. Davis, Los Angeles .322. Runs—Aaron, Milwaukee, 106; Flood, St. Louis, 101. Runs batted in—Aaron, Milwau kee, 115; Boyer, St. Louis, 101. Hits — Pinson, Cincinnati, 186; Groat, St. Louis, 185. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 40; Pinson, Cincinnati, 37. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 13 Brock, Chicago and Callison and Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 10. Home runs—Aaron, Milwaukee 37; McCovey, San Francisco, 36 Stolen bases-Wills. Los Ange les, 30; Pinson and Robinson, Cin cinnati, 26. Pitching (12 decisions)—Perra noski, Los Angeles, 14-2, .875 Koufax, Los Angeles, 22-5, .815. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Ange les, 267; Drysdale, Los Angeles 234. American League Batting (350 at bats) — Yastr zemski, Boston, .322; Kaline, Detroit, .316. Runs—Trash, New York, 87 Kaline, Detroit, 86. Runs batted in—Stuart, Boston 104, Kaline, Detroit, 95. Hits — Yastrzemski, Boston Ward, Chicago, and Kaline, De troit, 164. Doubles—Yastrzemski, Boston 38; Ward, Chicago, 32. Triples — Versalles, Minnesota 13; Hinton, Washington, 12. Home runs—Stuart, Boston, am Killebrew, Minnesota, 37. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Bait 1 more, 37; Hinton, Washington, 23 Pitching (12 decisions)—Bouton New York, 19-6, .760; Ford, New York, 21-7, .750. Strikeouts — Peters, Chicago 175; Ford, New York, 167. FIGHT RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Pe ter CobWah, 144%, Ghana ^topped Rod Kenny, 147, of Aus tralia, 9. WASHINGTON — Lee Allen, right, historian of first pitch by Senators Dick Howser, for the presenta- baseball's Hall of fame, Cooperstown, N. ¥., holds tion. Cleveland also played in the first major league ball presented him in Washington at last night's 100,- game 92 years before, which they lost to Fort Wayne, 000th major league game by Senators Catcher Ken Ind., 2-0. The Indians also lost last night s game to the Retzer of Godfrey, 111. The game was halted after the Senators, 7-2. (AP Wirephoto) Indians Lose a pair in the ninth in- roit and pushed their lead to ;ames— their biggest of the season. Vic Power and Bob Allison Lopez, Elston Howard and Joe Pepitone rapped successive singles in the last of the ninth at New York, providing left- hander Whitey Ford with his 21st victory. The Yanks have been involved in seven straight one-run decisions, winning five of them. At Washington, in the 100,000th major league game the Senators romped 7-2 over Cleveland, which also lost the first big league match 92 years ago. The Baltimore Orioles swept Boston, winning the opener 6-4 on three-run homers by Jackie Brandt and pitcher Milt Pappas, and taking the second game 4-2 with single runs in their last three times at bat. The Los Angeles Angels edged Kansas City 4-3 when Albie Pearson was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 14th inning. The Los Angeles Dodgers pushed 5% games ahead in the National League, beating San Francisco 5-2 after second-place St. Louig split with Pittsburgh. The Cardinals won the first game 5-1 and lost the second 5-0. Milwaukee blanked Philadelphia 5-0, the Chicago Cubs shut out Houston 3-0 and the New York Mets outlasted Cincinnati 5-4. Southpaw Hank Aguirre held the Yanks to three hits — including Harry Bright's homer in the fifth inning—before the tattoo of singles with.one out in the ninth. Dick McAuliffe's homer n he eighth was one of six hits off Ford, 21-7. Dave Nicholson belted a grand slam homer in a six-run second inning for the White Sox, making it 6-4. After five scoreless innngs Battey homered with two on in the eighth for a 7-6 Minnesota lead. Chicago drew even in is half of the inning on a bases-loaded walk to Joe Cunningham, but the homers by Power and Allison in the ninth offset the White Sox' one-run rally in their last at-bat. OsunaExpectstoWin By WILL GIUMSLEY | match pitting 6-foot-3 Frank Froehling III of Coral Gables, FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — 'We Latins have taken over this silly game," Mexico's Rafael Osuna said with a wink. "I think I'll win the tournament." Osuna and his bristling confidence form the next-to-last obsta- :le for favored Chuck McKinley of St. Ann, Mo., in the latter's bid to add the U.S. National Tennis championship to his Wimbledon crown. They meet today in the featured men's semifinal at the West Side Tennis Club with the other Fla., against another Latin, Ronnie Barnes of Brazil. A third South American, Maria Bueno of Brazil, assumed aa menacing role in the women's division, which turned into an all- foreign affair with the elimination of second-seeded Darlene Hard of Montebello, Calif., and Nancy Richey of Dallas. Miss Bueno, looking like the court-killer of three years ago before she was stricken with hepatitis, plays England's Ann Hay/Major League] STANDINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League New York Minnesota , Chicago 79 Baltimore .... 77 Detroit 69 Cleveland .... 68 Boston 67 Los Angeles W. L. 93 49 79 62 63 66 71 76 76 79 78 90 Pet. G.B. .655 .560 .556 .538 .493 .472 .469 .448 .447 .362 13Va 14 16% 23 26 26 l / a 29% 29% 41% 64 Kansas City .. 63 Washington .. 51 Friday's Results Baltimore 6-4, Boston 4-2 New York 2, Detroit 1 Washington 7, Cleveland 2 Minnesota 9, Chicago 8 Los Angeles 4, Kansas City 3 (14 innings) Saturday's Games Kansas City at Los Angeles (N) Minnesota at Chicago Cleveland at Washington (N) Detroit at New York Boston at Baltimore (N) Sunday's Games Kansas City at Los Angeles Minnesota at Chicago (2) Cleveland at Washington Boston at Baltimore % Detroit at New York *' National League W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles .. 86 St. Louis 81 Milwaukee ... 76 San Francisco 76 Philadelphia . 75 Chicago 74 Cincinnati Pittsburgh Houston .. New York 75 69 51 45 55 61 65 66 66 67 69 72 91 96 .610 .570 .536 .536 .532 .525 .521 .489 .359 .319 5% 10 10% 11 12 12% 17 35% 41 Friday's Results St. Louis 5-0, Pittsburgh 1-5 Milwaukee 5, Philadelphia 0 New York 5, Cincinnati 4 Chicago 3, Houston 0 Los Angeles 5, San Francisco 2 Today's Games Los Angeles at San Francisco Chicago at Houston (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) New York at Cincinnati (N) Sunday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia St. Louis at Pittsburgh New York at Cincinnati Chicago at Houston (N) Los Angeles at San Francisco don Jones in one semifinal while Margaret Smith of Australia, the top-seeded favorite, goes against unseeded Deidre Catt in the other. The .finaals are scheduled for Sunday. Mrs. Jones put out a lethargic Miss Hard, 6-4, 6-3 and Miss Bueno won over out-gunned Miss Richey 6-3, 6-2. Tall, talented Miss Smith, holder of the Australian and Wimbledon titles, and the tiny Vliss Catt advanced Thursday. McKinley fought off one match joint and rallied from 0-3 in the Inal set in achieving a pulsating 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, g-6, 6-4 triumph over 18-year-old Tom Koch of Brazil, Osuna, playing in spikes bor rowed from McKinley, won ovei Martin Riessen, ^U.S. Davis Cup team member from Evanston, 111. 3-6, 9-7, 6-3, 6-3. PROBABLE PITCHERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American' League Kansas City (Drabowsky 5-11 at Los Angeles (McBride 13-10, (N) Minnesota (Stange 9-4) at Chi cago (DeBusschere 3-4) Cleveland (Kralick 11-13) a Washington (Rudolph 7-17) (N) Detroit (Mossi 7-7) at New York (Williams 7-6) Boston (Morehead 8-11) at Bal timore (McNally 6-6) (N) National League Los Angeles (Drysdale 17-15) a San Francisco (Marichal 20-8) Chicago (Ellsworth 20-7) Houston (Farrell 10-13) (N) St. Louis (Sadecki 8-8) at Pitts bu-gh (Gibbon 5-10) Milwaukee (LeMaster 11-9) a Philadelphia (Gulp 12-11) (N) New York (Stallard 6-13) at Cin cinnati (Maloney 20-6) (N) 100,000 Major League Contest WASHINGTON (AP) — Measured by their first and last games, he Cleveland Indians haven't made much progress in the past 2 years. On May 4, 1871, Cleveland lost -0 to Fort Wayne in the first najor league baseball game. Friday night, the Indians lost •2 to Washington in the 100,000th iig league game. Only 200 fans saw the Kekion- gas—the Indian name for Fort iVayne—down the Forest Cities of Cleveland at the Indiana City in 871. In contrast to the tiny crowd that saw the first game, more han 12,000 turned out for the .00,000th game in D.C. Stadium. However, the big attraction was not their seeing baseball history made of the game itself, what vith Washington wallowing in ast place in the American League or the third straight year. Most of the fans showed up because comedian Jerry Lewis and lis Hollywood All-Stars played a earn of local press, radio and television personalities in a prelim- nary game. They were in their seats long before the regular game began. Bennie Daniels of the Senators was touched up for single 'runs in the fourth and fifth inning, but didn't give up a hit after that as ie won his fifth game against nine losses. Only ceremony to mark the Daseball milestone came after the :irst pitch by Daniels—a strike to leadoff man Dick Howser. The ball used in the first pitch was taken out of play and will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame in ^ooperstown, N.Y. U.S. Captures Americas Cup DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Dick Sikes' steady play in the Americas Cup matches has established the 21-year-old Arkansas student as a prime title contender in the National Amateur Golf Championship here next week. When the muscular youngster came, striding confidently through the woods to the clubhouse Finday, a big smile creasing his tanned face, backers of the United States team breathed a sigh of relief. Canadian players had just drubbed the United States in the first two singles matches of the afternoon and were narrowing the Yanks' lead when the taciturn Sikes shyly admitted he had whipped his Canadian and Mexican foes with five holes left to play. Sikes was followed in by Billy Joe Patton, U. S. team captain from Morganton, N.C., who also won easily, to clinch the Yanks' seventh straight triumph in the Cup tests and preserve their un- Bushy's, Host Advance At Brighton BRIGHTON — Brighton and Bushy's advanced to the semifinals of the Brighton Softball Tourney Friday night, Brighton blanking Jerseyville, 4-0, and Bushy's shutting out Madison Bowl, 8-0. Weidner handled the pitching chores for Brighton, striking out 12 and yielding four hits. Rister took the loss. Wells homered for the Merchants and Howard slapped two hits in three trips. Carl Crawford went two for three for Jerseyville. In the second contest Voloski fired a three hitter for Black Label as Satch Page took the loss for Madison. Both Wallace and Watkins collected a pair of hits for Bushy's while Sikes doubled for Madison. Tonight Granite City (Rome and Roys) meets Bushy's at 7:15 and Brighton battles the VFW at 8:45 in semifinal tilts. The championship game will begin at 8:45 Sunday night and pit tonight's winners while > t h e losers play a consolation game for third place at 7:15. Race Track Police Created CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Racing Board has established a state bureau of race track police to wage a campaign against illegal bookmaking and supervise security forces at all race tracks. The unit also will be responsible for determining ownership of horses raced in Illinois, said William S. Miller, chairman of the board which Friday set up the police bureau. "This bureau is free to invest! gate and take action against anyone whose conduct or reputation can be adjudged detrimental to racing," the chairman said. "This includes officials, track owners, bookmakers, horsemen, jockeys, jockey agents, veterinarians, dockers, stable peronnel, or any other type individual or group." The racing board was directec by Gov. Otto Kerner on Aug. 26 to set up a state policing bureau The governor's action followec the arrest by federal agents two days before of 15 men accused o illegal bookmaking at Sportsman's Park in Cicero, a suburb. At its meeting Friday, the racing board appeared set on a permanent force comprising a direc tor paid 525,000 annually, three assistants paid $12,000 each pet year and an office force of two The board decided that the po lice bureau would be financed by 13 Illinois harness and thorough bred racing associations. The bu reau's budget would exceed $100, 000 annually, Miller estimated. Track operators present at Fri day's meeting, none of whom op posed plans for the bureau, were told by Miller that a -.ot-for-profi corporation for financing the bu reau would be directed by Josep E. Ragen, state public safety di rector; Fred Imbau, Northwest ern University law professor, am three acing board members. Miller, Donald M. McKellur am Ernest S. Marsh were listed a the board members. homer and double for the Giants. Groat was reported to have a contusion of the lower chest wall, and Cincinnati's Frank Robinson may have been lost to the Reds or the remainder of the season with a spike wound on the left arm. Robinson's biceps were pierced as New York second baseman Ron Hunt slid into second in the sixth inning of the Met' 5-4 decision over the Reds. Milwaukee look over third place from San Francisco as Bob Shaw three-hit Philadelphia 5-0 and Chicago's Cubs blanked Houston 3-0 behind Glen Hobble and Lindy McDaniel. The American League - leading New York Yankees edged Detroit 2-1, Minnesota outslugged the Chi cago White Sox 9-8, Washington belted Cleveland 7-2, the Los An geles Angels nipped Kansas City 4-3 in 14 innings and Baltimore swept Bos (on 6-4 and 4-2. Gibson brought his record to 16-8 and drove in the two runs witl a single in the second inning. Koufax, 22-5, was tagged for nine hits and needed Ron Perra noski's ninth-inning help to sub due the Giants. Frank Howard scored Ihe only run other than those by Gilliam on a homer in the sixth inning. Howard and Gil Ham each connected aagainst Gi ants' starter Billy. O'Dell, 12-7 with the bases empty. Vikings Rip Big Red, 35-0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — "Turning point? The only turning point was the opening kickoff. After that it as all Minnesota." Thus St. Louis Cardinal Coach Vally Lemm described his 35-0 efeat by the Minnesota Vikings 'riday night in the final National Football League exhibition game or each team. It was the first shutout in the /ikings' 43-game history. Viking Coach Norm Van Brockin grinned and said: "Ready for he regular season? Man this eam's as ready as it ever will The Vikings, closing their exhi bition season with a 4-1 record, outrushed St. Louis 197-43 yards The NFL pre-season schedule ends this weekend. This afternoon, the New York (iants and Philadelphia Eagles meet and tonight four more games re scheduled: Dallas against De- roit, and Baltimore vs. Chicago i a doubleheader at New Orle- ns; Green Bay against Washing- on at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and an Francisco against the Rams t Los Angeles. Cleveland and Pittsburgh clash n the Hall of Fame game Sunday t Canton, Ohio, in a nationally elevised contest. January Leads At Salt Lake SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—Slim Don January, one of the steady /eterans of the professional golf our, held a slim one-stroke lead oday with a 36-hole total of 133 n the $40,000 Utah Open Invita- ional Tournament. But he was hotly pursued by Billy Maxwell and Gary Player as 74 pros and 10 amateurs played he third round on the Canyon course, which has been swept by rain the past two days. The field was cut after 36 holes and it took a score of 148 or better o play the 'final two rounds. January, Maxwell and Player were tied with 66s after the first 18 holes Thursday. Maxwell, play- ng in a steady rain that did not quit until early afternoon, posted a 68 Friday just after January and Player teed off. Player shot a 69 for a two- round total of 135. Maxwell had a 134 for 36 holes. Cup bell ten record. COON HOUNP WATER RACE Sunday, Sept 8 2 Miles Ettbt of Carllnvllle, III. Starting Time 10 A.M. Entry Fee ¥3.00 ARNIE AILING AKRON, Ohio—Arnold Palmer is sliown attempting to work the soreness out of his right shoulder before starting a practice round at the Firestone Country Club in Akron. There was concern that the puzzling ailment the last ten days would pose a threat to his competing in the World Series of Golf starting Saturday, or even his career. Palmer however told newsmen the shoulder feels better today than at any time since the soreness occurred. (AP Wire- photo) "Kidding Around," Nicklaus Cards 75 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Arnold Palmer hopes to switch from taking pills to scoring birdies and Jack Nicklaus promises to become serious today when golf- dom's fabulous twosome hooks up with Julius Boros and Bob Charles in the $75,000 World Series of Golf. Palmer has been taking pills to ease pain in his right shoulder in preparation for the two-day, 36- lole play in which the winner takes down a whopping $50,000. Palmer said after a practice round Friday that his shoulder bothered him only when he lifted his club to hit his tee shots. Arnie had a three-over-par 73 over the 7,165-yard Firestone Country Club course. Nicklaus, the Masters and PGA champion who captured last year's inaugural series, had a 75 in prac- ice, but said, "I was only fid- dlin' around. A fellow's got to practice sometime." British open champion Charles, :he world series long-shot from New Zealand, shot a 68, bagging hree birdies and getting one bo- Touch Football League Meeting WOOD RIVER — A touch football meeting will be held at the Recreation Office in the Round- wuse in order to discuss entry fees, schedules and rules September 11 at 7 p.m. The touch football league opens September 23 with three games I They go into the ring at 9 p.m. LISTEN TO BLOCK'S FOOTBALL INTERVIEWS Mon. Thru Frl. WOKZ 4:18 P.M. Next Week's Local Players to be Interviewed. Brent Gwilllm (Alton High) Edward (Sain) Cotter (Murquette) Andrew Johnson (Alton High) Donald IVlorrlsson (Murquette) Leroy Johnson (Alton High) MILTON ROAD GODFREY ROAD CENTRAL AVE. gey. Boros, U.S. Open champion, sank a shot out of a sand trap on the 18th green for a 69. The playoff is a method of bringing together the winners of the world's four major tournaments. When Nicklaus won both the Masters an'd the PGA, the promoters decided to have a playoff two weeks ago involving Palmer, Jacky Cupit and Phil Rodgers to complete the foursome. Palmer, who has collected a record $101,555 in PGA winnings this year, outdistanced Cupit and Rodgers to qualify for a shot at golf's biggest jackpot. Thornton-Menno Fight Tonight SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Irish Wayne Thornton risks his No. 4 rating among the light heavyweight boxing challengers tonight against Argentine champion Jose Menno, a rugged puncher he already has beaten once. It would appear Thornton accepted a fight where he has everything to lose and nothing to gain since the Argentine isn't ranked among the top ten and could pull an upset. Thornton figures a convincing victory in this nationally televised (ABC) bout at Kezar Pavilion will vault him into a title shot against Willie Pastrano, a familiar play- ma \ each night. EST for their 10 rounder. THRILLS! SPILLS! EXCITEMENT! SUNDAY Sept. 8 AND EVERY SUNDAY FENDER BENDERS • AMATEURS • MODIFIED RACES Time Trials 7:30 P.M., Racing 8:30 P.M. Godfrey Speedway ROUT€ 67 3 MILES NORTH OF ALTON

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