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4. V S DES MOTNESREGISTER Thuri., July 2f_ N.L. Held to Hit in Last F FELLER MeCOVEY: 'MY KIND OF PARK' WASHINGTON, DC. <AP> National League Manager Red Schoendienst Wednesday attributed pitchers' mistakes and hick of control for his teams' fl-3 triumph over the American League in the All-Star-game. "Anytime you make mistakes to guy's who can hit the ball out of the park, they will hit it out," Hie St. Louis skipper said. ••They (the American League) have plenty of power."' he said. "I'd like to have their clubs every day. But our pitchers were pretty sharp today. their pitchers didn't." Likes Park ! '•[ think all the ball parks; should be like this one," said! San Francisco slugger Willie < McCovey, who smacked two American League mistakes one each by John (Blue Moonl Odom and Denny McLain — for home rims. McCovey was voted tne game's outstanding player. "This is the first time I've ever been in Washington and 1 wouldn't know if it's really a hitler's park. But it was for me today. I thought the second one had a chance of going out when I hit it. There was no doubt about the first one." Cincinnati's Johnny Bench, playing while on a pass from his Army reserve unit, belted a two-run second-inning homer. Me was robbed of another homer on left fielder Carl Yastrzemski's spectacular catch in the sixth. "I felt both balls should have'gone out, but only one; did," said the young catcher. "I watched him catch it and, then looked at it again in the| on a McDowell Faces Six, Fans Four ALL-STARS- Continued from Pope One front of the mezzanine, to the riplit of center. Overjoyed with his first All- Star hit. Howard sprinted (for hiivO around the bases as the stadium shook with hurrahs for! the home-town hero No Contest If there was a long-ball contest between Howard (M homers) and Reggie Jackson (37), it was won by Howard, because the Oakland bomber could only pop out twice and walk in three trips. Howard retired in favor of; Reggie Smith after receiving a| base on balls from 'Bob 1 Gibson in the fourth. The game was still a game after Howard's blast, with the N.L. leading by only two runs. But any semblance of a contest vanished under a five-ran burst in the third inning. John (Blue Moon) Odom was the victim. Hank Aaron led off with a single and McCovey, O-for-8 in three previous Star outings, homered to right center. If Howard's was longer, McCovey's was hit harder. The San Francisco first baseman lined a high | offering, and the ball was still onj PojiOM And there was no dispute over money. "I remember 1 got one hit off him." When Robinson broke into the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers In 1M7, Feller was re* ported to have said that Jackie would never make the grade because he couldn't hit an in* tide pitch. "I didn't know then whether t could or not," Robinson, added, "but I never considered myself In • feud with Feller until this h _____-.! It appenea. RoblHRon aid Feller swapped verbal Jibes In WaibtagtM after the Negro star accused baseball of fading to tire Mack players aa eqnl break IB admtalitratlve and the more prestige posts, Feller countered with the comment: "You get paid (or your ability. No player owes anything to baseball — baseball owes nothing to any player." Robinson rose to his feet and retorted: 'Head In Sand' 'Feller has had his head in the sand since 1947." Robinson didn't remain In Washington for the postponed All-Star game, won by the National League Wednesday 9-3. STATE SHOOT OPENS TODAY fty Hies Tuttle <Th« ««flli»f » Owtftw Writer) CEDAR FALLS, IA. Iowa's noisiest sporting event begins with a boom at 10 a.mY today, touching off the four-day state trapshootlng tournament- More than 1,100 shooters *r£ expected, according to Maurice Oann of Schaller, secretary* treasurer of the Iowa Trapshootlng Association. \ Gann said the first FALLEN STAR —National League shortstop Don Kessinper of Chicago Cubs sprawls on baseline after making diving stop of Sal Bandog grounder in fourth inning of All-Star game Wednesday. Bando was safe at first on fourth, ' WIREPHOTO(AP) inning play. ottering, ana we oau was suu on the rise when it crashed into the! wall above the Scoreboard. One out later, shortstop Rico Petrocelli (booed by the fans who were mad because their Ed Brinkman didn't receive an -All- 1 Star vote) booted a grounder for an error, and Bench made his thing for it to go. But we were, ahead, so I didn't let it get me down." Odom Off The winners banged out 11 hits, five of them in the third against Odom. The slugging American Leaguers were held to six. "Good pitching can always stop good hitting," said Atlanta star Hank Aaron. "I though! last year Odom was the best pitcher I faced in the All-Star game. But his ball wasn't sinking today. We hit a lot of high balls." McCovey. who drove in four runs with a first-inning g r o u n d o u t and the two homers, struck out in the sLxth__and then was replaced at first base by the Reds' Lee May. He was not disappointed about missing another crack at a possible record-setting third homer. "•As a matter of fact, I was ready to come out," he said. "I've had a lot of trouble with . my hip all year and it was bothering me a lot today. It really bothers me off and on. I think the humid weather here had a lot to do with it." Not Surprised right. Chase Odom Both runners scored on Felix Millan's high-hopping double over third. Carlton's double, banged with authority into the left-center alley, drove in his team's final run of the inning and drove out Odom. Washington's Darold Knowles saved further massacre by retiring the next two batters on grounders. He left for a pinch- hitter in the bottom of the inning. The outgunned A.L. club could only retaliate in the last half of the inning with Freehan's homer off Cardinal Carlton. It hit in about the same spot as Bench's. McLain made his belated appearance in the fourth and did nicely against Aaron. He struck him oat. He wasn't as effective against McCovey, however. The 6-fooM-inch giant, who has 30 regular-season homers, blasted his second home run in two innings. HitMo^straight- away right, it was the only non- super swat among the five of the afternoon. McCovey became the fourth player to hit two homers in an All-Star game. American League pitching McLAIN- Continued from Page One still would have had the same result. "I expected him to be back in time to start but when it's a matter of a man's health and pitching, a man's health is more important." Williams Impressed Ted Williams, Washington manager who was an American League coach, said he was impressed with the power of the National League, especially John Bench of Cincinnati, who hit one of the five home runs in the'game. "He's a real good one," Wil"He's only 21, but a Kenyon Hits Fam ™ St *" . it/ ii i/- t At Mat Clinic Wall, VlCtOry mES ,lA. -Seven national rri ijv ,. II'and international champions J O I atterSail^Te attending the first session (T he ...a..* ,ow, N,« service, | of the Championship Wrestling KNOXVILLE, IA. - Bob Tat-' Clinic now in progress on he tersall of Streator, III, is begin-Iowa State campus. And the ning to feel quite at home on j &?t «* *£ Jjessiiow^hasdrawn the Marion County Fairgroundsj 22 ^ 03 s ^ n foiSs^Bobby Kenyon is com-— • — it as a jinx. won his second. U.S. Auto Club i Douglass, Oklahoma State, captain of the 1968 Olympic team; Bill Nelson, Northern Iowa, three-time National Collegiate champion, now coaching at the University of Arizona; former N.C.A.A. champions Rich Sanders, Portland State; Stan Abel, Oklahoma; Ron Clinton, Oklahoma State; DuWayne Miller, Oklahoma; Reg Wicks and Les Anderson, Iowa State; and Harold Nichols, head coach at Iowa State. "The balance of power shifted to the National League because the National League was quicker and more generous In giving the black man • chance," Jackie said. "Look at the records. Now an the black man asks fi a fair break to the front office and manager's Jobs. "We'll get it, too - but not with guys like Feller around." FLO YD SIGNS MIDLAND, TEX. (AP) Don Floyd, former all-star defensive end with the Houston Oilers, signed with the West Texas Rufneks of the Texas Football League Wednesday. of Iowa's Trapshooting Hall Fame, selected by the associ;- ation, will be announced at thl* year's shoot. ' •' The association's home; shooting grounds, with .if traps, Is located five miles north of here on Highway ill. Oann said the camping area ; on the shooting grands has . been expanded by M per cent s to accommodate the Intreas- Ing number of shooters and their families who wish to live near the firing line. ' Shooters who will be defend-: ing their titles this week are. Dean Johnson of Manly, singles;' Karen Lang of Atlantic, womX en's singles; Alva Bumsted df Marshalltown, handicap; Gann; doubles, and Howard Rankin of, Des Moines, all-around. ,'' Up for competition today witf be The Register and Tribune traveling trophy for the lowah with the high score in the open, amateur handicap. It is now held by Robert Cannon of Keo-, kuk. Also scheduled today » the open amateur 16-yard event. _ AMERICANS ARRIVE v TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) •'•& Two plane-loads of America^ athletes arrived Wednesday to!; compete in the Maccabiah Games which open here Mon* day. The 152-member team wilt compete against 27 other nations. Williams also complimented Boston outfielder Carl Yastr- zemsU, who leaped high above the seven-foot fence in left field to take a homer away from Bench. "That, was a helluva catch," Williams said. "It was timed just right." Yastrzemski hurt his groin in making the leap but said the injury was not serious. Williams expressed regret for an error made by Washington outfielder Frank Howard in the first inning that permitted the 2,C fans. Kenyon, formerly of Davenport and now living in Lebanon, Ind., had his second taste of bad luck here. While competing in the first heat, he tangled with a car driven by Dan Frye of St. Louis and slammed into the wall. Kenyon, the defending U.S.A.C. midget champion, was unhurt but his car was,, sidelined. He then moved into the car of teammate Sonny Ates of Sellersburg, 111., and finished third in the third heat and fifth in the feature, which was shortened from 40 to 30 laps. In the June 19 feature race I ON THE 2nd TIRE WHEN YOU BUY THE 1st AT OUR LOW EVERYDAY EXCHANGE PRICE! r •!'.«. National League's* first run to j here, Kenyon was first to cross score. But he defended the big I the finish line but Merle Bet- left fielder who also hit the | tenhausen of Tinley Park, 111,, ongest homer of the game - a j protested Kenyon had passed 60-foot shot off the mezzanine him on a yellow flag. in center field. JJLS. A.C^fficia}s_ investigated and make mistakes, and expect he won't hurt you," he said. "If they pitched to him all the tune he'd have about 50 homers right now. "Those pitchers of ours? I've seen them, tatted against them, all year and they've done the same thing to me." McCovey refused to claim superiority for the N.L., despite the lop-sided game and his league's seven-game winning string. "On a given day. once a ; { . h ;F ... . wlth two 17 Strike Out The A.L. staff fanned ten batters to seven for the National pitchers. The third A.L. run came ofl Bob Gibson, who relieved team mate Carlton at the start of the fourth. He walked Howard gave up an infield hit to Sa Bando and then'a .run-scoring single to Freehan. The next two innings were Bad Conditions "It was a short fly ball and he wanted to stay back so he could make a running catch and get the ball into the plate quickly to cut off the run," Williams said. "But the wind was blowing in and the track was slow from he rain and he just couldn't get to it." Howard said the error "psychologically set a bad tempo for the American League." Odom, the Oakland pitcher who was bombed in the third for a homer, two doubles and two singles that provided the National League with five runs, said: "I wasn't actually as loose as I should have been. I usually take three innings to get loose but I just couldn't get there today." Bill Freehan of Detroit, who caught Odom, said "He seemed to be having trouble with his curve ball. But I don't know enough about him to make a judgment." iand determined Kenya committed the illegal act and dropped him to third place, behind winner Tattersall, and Bettenhausen. in)—1. Wenti Greenfield, T SAFETY CHAMPION Our pupulflr' ; the with Wente. 2. Frye; ~enn., Chevy —.. Dick Jones, ihauser; 2. Bet- Pint hMt U UP 3. Chuck Amatlj fl «nv"*r ^* Whitewa..., tcnnBUSfiflj 3> «*wn* ^•^»»«»«•••» •n«.-™« "lird hMt U UP*)—1., Tattersall; 2. Greentree; 3. Kenyon; 4. Weyant; 2:27.35. Fourth hMt (f lap»)-l. Engelhart; 2. Larry Rlct, Linden, Ind..Offenhauser) 3. willard Yates, Cedar Raplcfe, Chevy 2; 4. -,illy Renshaw, Murphysboro, III., Of- 2. Rice; 'FeaTure'(Jo' lap*)—I.'Tattersall; 2. Bettenhausen; 3. Strickland- 4. Scott; i. Kenyon; 6. Wente; 7. Knepper; 8. Amati; 9. Cornell; 10. Yales; 12:17.58. FASTEST QUALIFIERS 1. Bob Wente, St. Louis, Mo., Offenhau- er, :24.38; 2. Merle Bettenhausen, Tinley 'ark, III., Chtvv 2, :24.j< 3. Bob Tatter..all, Streator, ilL Offenfiauser, :24.76; 4. Arnle Knepper, Belleville, III., Offenhauser, :24.83; 5. Mel Cornett, Milwaukee, WIs., Offenhauser, :24.91) «. Rob Greentree, Indianapolis, Ind., Offenhauser, :24,95) 7. .Mel,Kenypn,, Lebanon, Ind., Of for**** {dliiilynylQooocdbodyforsafet^ SUP4UTUF robber for kog mib- age; and deep prodaon tread foe • iTI.iaii lasiriliiiai aMBnBlMnc ^XBCDlXL VMM^MMaM^W ^w^^^^^w^*^ Bay Now and Save! CHARGE IT Convenient Terms , , ., en, . . Les Scott, Livonia, V\lci., Offenhauser, :24.98; 9. Dave Slrlck- Calif., Offenhauser, enhauser, :24.97; 8. ..:. .. Offenhauser,: land, Pleasant Hill, ana, ricaaani nin. *.•"'•'.. Vl " i " l ;™»"jr 1f ' :25.02) 10. John Derlnq, Villa Park. III., Chevy 2, :25.10; 11. Bid Enaelhart, Madison, wi*., Offenhauser, :2S.ll) 12. Jo* Demco, .<foon Rapid*. Minn. Trophy dash (3 laps) - 1. Tattwnalli 2. Bettenhauun 8. Knepptri 1113.34. MAGNIFICENTS SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Awesome won the feature Wednesday at Rockingham Park. GUARANTEED IN WRITING ALL SIZES ON SALE CJ004S MO-IS SJO-1S 7X0-1* talto 23J6 said. "The only way to find out which league is superior is foi us to play a full season against each other." Urbandale Wins Sectional Title Urbandale defeated Adel, 6-1, in the final of the girls' sectional Softball tournament at Urbandale Wednesday night. Babe Ruth Tourney At Carlisle Today Raccoon Valley meets Des Moines National in a State Babe Ruth All-Star tournamen district game at Carlisle today The game starts at 6 p.m. with the winner going to the finals at Boone Wednesday. Nixon la Honorary Baseball Writer WASHINGTON, J>.C. (AP) President Nixon Wednesday was made an honorary member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Petrocelli greeted Jerry Koos- i man with a seventh-inning \ double. The next three batters were easy for the New York southpaw, however. ( Koosman left after retiring the first two batters in the eighth, ia order to give other pitchers • chuee. Larry Dierker gave op a single to Boog Powell, the only A.L. starter to play the full nine innings, before retiring Smith on a pop. The N.L. brought in knuck- leballer Phil Niekro to pitch the ninth and that 15-game winner struck out two-batters and collected an assist on the third. The only American Leaguers who remained on the bench were Detroit pitcher Mickey Lolich and catcher Ellie Rodriquez, Kansas City's only repre- j sentative. For the N a t i o n a 1, catcher Chris Cannizzaro, San Diego's only Ali-Star; Rusty Staub, the : only Montreal man; Grant Jackson, the only Philadelphian; New York's Tom Seaver, and San Francisco's Juan Marichal failed to play. Creators of the Consolidation Loan concept in 1916. fSf 23.75 27.25 3Q.OO •12.00 IMMlll hi Tin $23.00 24.25 26.50 27.00 30.60 33.00 36.50 MTin 16.90 16.20 18.30 It.M 2LM M. briMta (NrTM J.S7 •XJB famous Champion* Full 4-PlY Nylon Cord Jin* 101 <ill III \ t ' I V /( (' / H ' t '(I Stop at our catalogue department—Ovtr 5000 Items available Firestone Store 131 E. Euclid Phone 288-0178 Des Moines Firestone Store 510 E. 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