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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 36

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ALTON EVIMNG TELEGRAPH THUftSBAY, flJNfi 27» Dodgers, Drysdale on Schedule By DICK COUCH Pte** Sports Writer Momentum will be in Bob Gibson's corner when the St. "Shutouts are secondary. Get yourself preoccupied with shut* outs and pretty soon you're be ... ... Louis swifty resumes his pursuit htod - lm m looklfl g forward te of Don Drysdale lides head-on with himself; Gibson reeled off his fifth arid col-.* shutout. I'm looking.forward. Mr. Zero to a win." Gibson contributed a fourth' straight shutout... one short of the major league record set earlier this month by. Los Angeles' Drysdale ... with a four-hit 3-0 triumph over Pittsburgh in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday night. But Drysdale, whose shutout string ran out about the same time Gibson started picking up steam, proved he hasn't lost his magic by hurling 7 2-3 hitless innings on the way to his 200th career Victory, a two-hit 2-1 nod oyer San.Francisco. ' ; Drysdaie, ,who holdjs the all- time mark of 58 2-3 consecutive scoreless innings, anfl Gibson, with a string of 47 blanks intact, are due to oppose each other next Monday night at Los geles. An- The Pirates rebounded from their loss to Gibson and trimmed the National League leading Cardinals 3-1 in the nightcap. Cincinnati shaded the New York Mets 7-6, Houston nipped the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and Philadelphia slipped past Atlanta 3-2 in il innings. Gibson likes to keep things in their proper perspective. Like for instance winning. That comes 'first So while questions about his five consecutive shutouts get out of hand, Gibson keeps everything .under control—his fast- tall, ' Jtfs curve; even his irritation over record-tabid sports writers./""' '.: ';^'..';''". '.' "Macht nichts," Gibson inning double to the Cards' attack and scored on Lou Brock's double. Mike Shannon homered in the eighth. The Cardinals stopped Maury Wills' 24-game hitting streak the second game, but the Pirates rallied behind Matty Alou, who collected three hits and drove in two runs. Ron Kline preserved the victory with clutch relief job in the ninth. Dave Marshall's pinch single with two out in the 1 eighth deprived Drysdale, 10-4, .of both no-hitter and a shutbuf after the Dodger ace dug himself into a hole with a walk and a throwing error. Jim Hart's two-out single in the ninth was the only other San Francisco hit. , The Dodgers gave Drysdale all the support he needed in the seventh Inning, when Wes Parker doubled acrtss one run and Hart threw wide to the plate for another. New York rallied for three runs in the ninth, but Ted Abernathy pitched out of the jam and prevented the Mets bringing their record to from .500. said in German tp show his lack of concern, over ; shutouts. "It doesn't make any:difference. I thought about a shutout in the sixth or, seventh .inning,, but of course th'e first jj^intf you .think about js getyfijg "jrffjjfc* The shut- oui fe secondary.'';'! ,'-.';. The m^e-game; winner got Ws runs : -in the .flrist, fourth and eighth innings; Gibson even doui bled in the; fourth to help build a niri. "":, '"'. .,- v ,••• , "You can get yourself preoccupied with shutouts and pretty soon you find yourself behind," Tony Perez socked a bases-loaded triple for Cincinnati in the fifth. Chicago got only two hits off Dave Giusti in losing its llth game in the last 12. Jim Wynn homered for the first Houston, run .and Giusti singled home the second. The Phillies edged Atlanta on Tony Gonzalez'-run-scoring single in the llth. -The-hit scored Clay Dalrymple, who had doubled. The Braves,' runs-came on Mike Lum's, first major league homer. Out On No-Hitter SAN,, FBANCISCO (AP) Don Drysdale, who had jus come wjthtthfour 6uts of a no- hitter,;figuf« he may never ge any close*. He just isn't the type. The big Los Angeles right hander set down San Francisco on two hits Wednesday, wiflnini his 200th career game as tn< Dodgers beat the Giants 24. Not until there were two out in the eighth did pinch Hitter Dave Marshall deliver the first Saa Francisco hit, a solid run scoring single to center. Upset? Not Don. "I wasn't worried about a no hitter," Drysdale said. "With two out, I was Just hoping to keep the first guy off base in the ninth so the next guy wouldn't really the type of FINAL PITCH - Bob Gibson of the Cardinals follows through on his last pitch in his fifth straight shutout Wed- nesday night in St. Louis. The count is 2-2 on the batter, Roberto Clemente. (Telegraph photos by Don Hayes) Gibson warned; BUt. I nthink anybody thinks about a shutout in the sixth or 'seventh if he's pitching good. Then he laughed, "The very first thing you think about is a no-hitter." , Gibson gave up four hits. But nobody made it as far as sec ond. And Gibson didn't walk a man in his sixth straight victory. That, he feels, is,the important thing about .his excellent pitching this year'. "I had good control during the whole streak," Gibson said. "In fact, I've had better control this whole year." Gibson's next start probably will be Monday against record- holding Drysdale. Is Gibson looking forward to it? "I'm not looking forward to a shutout," Gibson smiled, "I'm looking forward to a win. I only pitched once Against him this year and he beat me 1-0." But the hard thing for Gibson to do is convince people he isn't chasing records. Gibson, who started his string of shutouts with a 4-0 victory over Houston on June 6, two days before Philadelphia ended DrysdiJe's skein, struck out seven, walked none and continued to shrug off bis run at the whitewash record. "I really don't care about it, but everybody talks about it," said the big right-hander, 9-5 on the year. "If I set a record .,. fine. I don't really care. PITTS. Player Wills Kolb Dement*. Alou 51'nd'n Alley Maz'kt Mc£eui Ihn'n'z Kline First Game (0) ST. LOUIS (3) AB R H Player AB R H In All- America Game Brock Flood Edwards Cepeda Tolan Shannon Javier Maxvffl Gibson Totals Innl nlng Pittsburgh St. Louis • — — Totals * 8» • 4 ' . 128481781 RHE • 0 0000000—0 100IOt01x-3 Lakers Dump Manchester MANCHESTER - With Bev Conaway hurling hitless ball after a rocky first/inning, the Alton Lakers defeated the Manchester Comets here Wednes^ day night; 7-1, in a women's Bi- State Softball League game. The Comets jumped to a ,1-0 lead in the first Binning on .four hits, but couldn't reach Conaway for a hit after that. Miss Conaway struck out one and walked none. The loser was Dottie Linkogel, who gave up seven hits, struck out none and walked five. Irene Mezzajio and Lois Heber each had two hits and Shirley Adleman tripled for the Lakers. The Lakers, now 14-8, play at Fox Park.in St. Louis tonight at 7:15 against Kutis in another league game, This weekend they journey to Indianapolis to compete in that city's tournament. ATLANTA (AP) - Last fall's college football standouts battle Friday night in the eighth annual Coaches All-America game which either kicks off the 1968 season or wraps up; the 1967 campaign; ' ' '' •; '' The nationally televised duel matches quarterback Gary Beban of UCLA, the heralded Heis- man. Trophy winner, agains Greg Landry of Massachusetts Beban, who has been errati in practice, will direct'the^ Wes while J^andry will quarterbac .the East. ••••;•/•'West Coach Dee Andros o Oregon and East Coach John Pont of Indiana both have j>re .dieted an explosive game, a in NEW YORK (AP) :~ Base ball's executive council, heedin Commissioner William D. Eck call for a "united frontj recommended uniform has and division pla; when the majo scheduling next year leagues expand to 12 team apiece. Following a meeting in Nev York Wednesday, the five-mar executive council, headed by the commissioner, unanimously rec ommended that the Nationa League adopt a two-division setup and the American Leagui retain the present 162-gami schedule. The two leagues will act on the recommendations in Hous ton July 10, the day after the WEDNESDAY'S FIGHTS NEW. ORLEANS — Pete Toro, iori re title. WITTELS /uu; i ;eJil J-, <juo t r Dial 46x1-^ I 67 BhX'NO ELECTRIC CASE f CORD PICK Social KAiY PAYMENT PLAN $7f ,t| Vf hM 95 WIW SUMMER STORE HOURSi All-Star Game in the Astro dome. The American League has an npunced it will go to two divi sions of six teams each and will cut its schedule to 156 games followed by a, playoff between division champions, with the winner advancing to the World Series. Last month, the National League granted 1969 franchises to Montreal and San Diego, then later announced it would stay with one division and a 162 game schedule. I have always advocated that the two leagues move forward jointly and present a united front with the common aim —what is best for,the baseball public," Eckert said in calling for an end to inter-league differences over expansion. Fears had been expressed t&» excitement created by an American League pennant playoff between d i v i s i o champs would detract from th prestige of a National Leagu pennant race in September. Unanimous approval of th National League club owners i necessary for a switch ;to two. d visions. Under the American League' divisional split Kansas City an Seattle, the new clubs, will ;pla> in the Western Division a)on ; with Chicago, Minnesota, Call fornia and New York, Oakland. Boston Washington, Balti more, Cleveland and Octroi will be In the Eastern Division OldTyme Tops Brighton WOOD RIVER - The Old Tyme Lounge won a Softball doubleheader from Brighton, 3 and 5-1 here Wednesday as Roy Rushing was the winning pitcher In both games. Rushing gave up three hits In the opener and one in the second, before being relieved by Jerry Walters, who allowed two safeties Jerry Weidner and Bob tfeKeldon were the losing Brigh. on hurlers, each allowing six hits. The Old Tyme Lounge wilj play Vsadalia at home Saturday, sorting at 7:30 p.m. MEXICO CITY (AP) i Presj. dent Gustavo Diaz Qrdaz pened Wednesday njght the Irst international congress on ports law wWclrww atwdy "le- al problems in different sports WILKINSON'S LAKE •OPWIY. ILL. Turn Wttt •* Wlnttr Orivt Apprv. |Vi Mlltf n* Wit Tfcwt, though last year's scrap ended in a 12-9 conquest for the East. This year's game may be another .low-scoring show, with both teams boasting to defensive players. The East's defense will be led by tackle Kevin Hardy of Dame, tackle .Claude Humphrey of Tennessee A&I, linebacker D. D.Xewis of Mississippi Stat«i and halfback Frank Loria bf Virginia Tech. Heading up the West's defense will be tackle Wayne Meylaiid of Nebraska, guard Granville Liggins of.0klahoma, linebacker Fred Carr of Texas El Paso and halfback Dick Anderson of Colorado. : The West, which 'trails in the series.4-3, has some offensive standouts including pass-catching whiz Rick Eber of Tulsa, explosive halfback JMtax Anderson }f Arizona State and long-range, kicker Jerry De Poyster of Wyoming. '.••.;. Andros admitted, however, ;hat he doesn't, have a blockbusting runner, with the power of the East's Larry Csonka, 235^ pound Syracuse fullback. "Csonka is all everybody said he was," said Pont, who also can call on Tennessee halfback Walter Ghadwick and Tu- ane's Bobby Duhon for running assignments. Both Pont and Andros indi- ated they would give all 30 members of each" squad a chance to play, because temperatures probably will be in he low 80s. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m., hit one out. I'm not pitcher that pitches no-hitters. I pitch them in and out and try to get guys to hit the ball. ."No-hit pitchers are usually guys who pitch up and down who are a little wild sometime and then everything falls in." Drysdale had limited the Giants to just two walks when Jack Hiatt walked, leading off the eighjth. Bobby JBonds then bunted and was safe when Drys dale's throw pulled Wes Parker off first. Though it was a tough chance, the official scorer- gave Drys dale the benefit of the doubt and called it an error, leaving the no-hitter intact. I should have thrown him out by 10 feet," Don said. "If he wants to call it a hit, he can call it a hit." Drysdale got the next two batters; but then Marshall hit for Ron Hunt and punched a single over second, driving in -Hiatt. listers ';•' '•'•:, Featured'iii- Track Trials' LOS ANGELES (AP)— It doesn't figure to be another Sacramento Story in the 100-meter dash in the Olympic track and field trials this weekend. But the competition should be just as torrid. . . ; .The. Saturday-Sunday trials for, the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City will be staged in Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 Olympic Games. And some old timers will tell you the new Coliseum running strip may not be as fast as il was in the old days, a point borne out by most of the sprinters who have tested it in the last couple of years. ; So there may not be such world record breaking sensa tiqns of 9.9 as was turned in at Sacramento last week in the National AAU meet by Charlie Greene, Ronnie Ray Smith and Jim Hines. Greene and Smith are scheduled to compete against each other in one heat of the 100. And Hines will run in the second heat against Mel Fender and Kurt Clayton, who tied the world mark of 10.0 over Sacramento's fast clay track. the 200-meter dash features the world record holder, Tommie Smith, Hines and Ronnie Ray Smith. The 20 flat record may or may not, stand. Dobson ' „ i ' ; ••,!.;• i Beats Angels By HAL BOCK Associated Press sports Writer Neat, quiet and nice. That was the way Oakland^ Chuck Dobson put away the California Angels 3-0 on a three-hlt- ter Wednesday night. No fussing. No feuding. Just a professional, clean-cut job. Listening to Bill Rigney, manager of the Angels, talk the night before, you'd have expected the two teams at each other's throats. It never happened. "My players are sore at someone," Rigney had said after three batters were hit by pitches and another spiked in California's 7-6 victory Tuesday night. "I wouldn't miss Wednesday night's game for anything In the world." In other AL action Wednesday, Baltimore rapped Boston 6-2 and Washington whacked Cleveland 8-2. Detroit's game at New York was rained out, Dobson, staked to a quick 2-0 lead, was in command from the start and didn't allow an Angel past first base after the first in- ling. Jim Fregosi had two of ;he three singles Dobsrtn, 5-7, al- owed. Mike Hershberger doubled home one run and scored anoth er for the A's in the first and Phil Roof completed the scoring with his first homer Of the year in the second. Baltimore used a familiar theme to beat Boston with Frank Robinson, Brooks Rbbih son and Boog Powell all smash ing home runs. It was the kind of power show that carried the Orioles to the American League pennant in 1966. Brooks tagged his seventh of the year—a two-run shot in the fourth. Powell hit No. 12 and Frank followed with No. 4 for two more runs in the sixth. Elston Howard's two-run homer was the only damaging blow off Dave McNally, who finished with a six-hitter. Washington scored eight runs in the first two innings and CamilO Pascuai coasted past Cleveland on a four-hitter. Catcher Jim French, recalled earlier Wednesday from the minors', drove in two first inning runs with a single and Bernie Allen's two-run triple keyed a six-run Senator uprising in the second. Pascual, who won his seventh, owns Washington's only two victories in the last 13 games. Mrs. Mulford Loses In State Tourney . . . -..'•/ QUINCY, m. (AP) ~ The de- ending champion and three former titlists were among the winners in first round play Wednes- ay. in the Illinois State Ama- eur Women's Golf Tournament. The rain-soaked Quincy Coun- ry Club yielded few birdies as match-play resumed in a light ontinuous rain after Tuesday's ash-out. Belleville's Doris Phillips, de- ending champion, defeated Mrs. R. Mulford of Alton to move to the quarterfinals gainst Mrs. Charles Ryan of juincy, who defeated Mrs. Wenell Miller of Waukegan. The 1967 runnerup, Mrs. Paula Dommers of Belyidere, tjttist in 957 and 1961, outscored Mrs. aymond Kimpel of Urbana in he quarterfinals. Mrs. Dommers, tourney medalist with a wo-over-par 75, will play Paula BOSTON (AP) - Jim Harrison, western Canada's top-rated junior, has signed a two-year . . ., contract with the Boston Bruins with ABC televising the game. I of the National Hockey League. Aliqnmenl Smith-of Belleville, who beat Sue Scranton of Centralia in first round play. Waukegan's Mrs. Thomas Donahue downed Mrs. Beldon Mulliken of Bloomington. Mrs. Donahue, who won the tourney in 1958, will play Charline Hoefflin of East Moline, first round victor over Cindy Whitlow of Peoria. Seven-time winner, Lois Drakfe of La Grange, out carded Mrs. John Davis of Quincy, and will oppose McMeekan of Mrs. William Bloomington. NATIONAL L6AOU6 W, L P«t. St. Louts New York Pittsburgh Chicago HOUstthi 48 39 37 38 37 38 34 S3 31 30 28 34 .884 I .821 7 .808 S ..800 9t4 .4*3 • .486 |l/, .478 19 .437 It .428 14 Wednesday's ftesults 1M Angeles 2, SM Pftnclsco 1 Clnclrtoatl 7, NeV York • . Houston 2, Chicago l Philadelphia *; Atlanta 2, 11 n st? 8 Louls 8-1, Pittsburgh 0-S Today's Probable Pitchers Philadelphia (Short 8-7) at Atlanta (Jarvls 7-8) N Los Angeles (Singer ••?) it San Francisco (Marlcnal 14-2) New York (Frlsel)a 1-3 or Cardwell 1*8) at Houston (Lemaster 74) Friday's Games Cincinnati at San Francisco St. Louis at Chicago Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, N New York at Houston, N . Atlanta at Los Angeles, N American League W. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit 48! 24 .639 Baltimore 36 32 .529 Cleveland 3» 38 Minnesota 36 33 Oakland 36 California 34 Boston 33 31 34 36 35 37 3» 41 8 .527 8 .522 8U .514 t .486 II .485 11 '.456 18 .441 14 .388 171,4 New York Chicago 30 Washington 26 Wednesday's Results Washington 8, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 6, Boston 2 Oakland 3, California 0 Detroit at New York,' rain • Only games scheduled Today's,• Probable Pitchers Minnesota (Boswell 8-6) at Baltimore (Hardln 8-3) N Cleveland (McDowell 7-6) .or Tlant 11-5) at Boston, Santiago 8-4) N Only games scheduled ,Friday's Games' Cleveland at Boston, N Oakland at New York, N Minnesota at Baltimore, N California at Washington, 2, wl-nlght Chicago at Detroit 2, twl-nlght MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS International League Toledo 3, Jacksonville 2 Richmond 8. Buffalo 7. 13 Innings Rochester 4-1, Louisville 0-2, 2nd tame 10 Innings Syracuse at Rochester, rain Pacific Coast League Tulsa 3-2, Portland M Indianapolis 2, Tacoma 0 San Diego 1-6, Denver 0-8 Oklahoma City 6, Seattle S Phoenix 3, Spokane 2 Hawaii. 4, Vancouver 1 MIDWEST LEAGUE Applcton 4-5, Decatur 1-4 Wisconsin Rapids at Quincy 'alned out Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities •alned out Burlington at Dubuque rained out Clinton at Waterloo doubl* leader rained out Align front end, correct , camber, caster and toe-in. Plus $2 for air conditioned cars. 883 E. Broadway Walkw's Mufflers and Tall Pipes Gabriel Shock Absorbers Sold arid Installed WELLS TIRE COMPANY STAMPS mm so •••••MmM^ >M '^W j fWi «oap«ii It worth , * ™ f • Wi*B^ . with » minJiuuni 18. ft»aUne Wtviw* ftt pny Cl*rk feliSSn flWwUiii Ton Value Stompt, UnUt «pe foupoo CM tower purohttte. qwMipfcM.Wra.MM '' Great Tire! Great Price! •T'T~"""" p^""**»'i«^na^ t4p* * «M 6.90 x 19 tvtolets for eomfMcta. 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