Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1968 · Page 9
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MONDAY, JULY 1, 1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Fines Player, (labs React Sunday •/ ByMIKEBttYSON Associated Press Sports Wrllet A lot oTthhigs irk Leo fctffo- cfiefc Oflft of them is a lack of hustle from his Chicago Cubs. The Lip decided to do something About it Saturday—he slapped a $200 fine on one of his players for loafing on the base* paths. Every single Cub hustled Sunday.. .all the way to a fl-2 conquest of St. Louis' National League leaders. It was the second victory in the three-game series for Chicago,,loser of 11 of 12 games before the Cardinals came to town. But St. Louis held on to its 6% game lead as Cincinnati Whipped San Francisco 5*3 and Los Angeles edged Atlanta 3-2. 1ft other games, New Votk nipped Houston 1-0 and Pittsburgh stopped Philadelphia 5-2. What made the Cubs' victory especially sweet was that it came against old nemesis Steve Carlton. The left-hander, who had banished the Cubs twice earlier this season including once on a one- hitter, was the victim of a three-run uprising in the first inning, then was chased with two more in the fifth. Singles by Glenti Beckett, Billy Willbms and Randy Hundley staked starter Bill Hands, 7-5, to the early lead. The Cubs mixed another single by Williams, Ernie Banks' double and an infield out for the two in the fifth and Jim HlcKtnan lashed a solo homer in the eighth. Bob Tolan had an elghth-uv ning homer for the Cards. • Pete Hose's two-run homer and four singles by Lee May powered Cincinnati to a 5-0 lead before San Francisco staged A late eruption. The Giants combined singles by Jim Hart, Bobby Bonds, pinchhltter Dave Marshall and Dick Dtete for two runs in the eighth, and Hart singled in another in the ninth before Gerry Arrigo and Clay Carroll quieted things down Los Angeles made Ken Boyer's second RBI of the day in the third Inning stand up to turn Gibson Pitches At LA Tonight LOS ANGELES (AP)-There has been much debate about the drabness of runless Innings and low-score baseball games. Yet more than 37,000 are expected at Dodger Stadium tonight, paying to see two pitchers try to blank each other. For Los Angeles it will be Don Drysdale, who on June 5 set a major league record by pitching his sixth straight shutout. Last Wednesday in St. Louis the Cardinals' Bob Gibson hurled his fifth consecutive blank job and shoots tonight for No.'6. The Pittsburgh Pirates, who may not fancy the honor, bowed to Big D 5-0 and to Gibson 3-0. Both the 32-year-old Gibson and Drysdale, 31, are right- handers. Drysdale goes against the-National League leaders with a 10-4 season record. Gibson is 9 - 5 but has won six straight games. Gibson, who insists he is interested not in records but in winning, Is challenging another all-time record that Drysdale set in his brilliant string. After shutting out the Pirates, Drysdale pitched 4 2-3 scoreless innings against Philadelphia and his record stands at 58.2-3 innings. Gibson's row of goose eggs stands at 48. It would take extra innings of scoreless ball to eclipse the Drysdale mark, of course. Last week in St. Louis Gibson declared, "I'm not looking forward to a shutout. I'm looking forward to a win. I only pitched once against Drysdale this year and he beat me, 1-0." Major League AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting, 178 at bats—Harrelson, Host., .318; Monday, Oak., .304. Runs—McAulKfe, Oct., 48) White, N.Y., 42. Runs batted In — F. Howard, Wath., 87: Harrelson, Bost., 84. Hits—Uhlaender. Minn., 80; F. Howard, Wash., 78. Doubles—R. Smith, Bost., 22; B. Robinson, Bait., 18. Triples—Fregosl, Calif., 8| Me- Aullffe, Del., 7. Home runs—F. Howard, Wash. 25: W. Horton, Del., 18. Stolen bases—Campanerls, Oak., 28: Cardenal, Cleve., 17. Pitching. 6 decisions—John, Chto., 74; McLain, Det.. 14-2. Strikeouts—McDowell, Cleve., 143; Tiant, Cteve., 130. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting, 178 at bats — M. Alou Pitt., .355: Rose, Cln., .348. Runs—Rose, Cln., 52; Flood, StL., Runs batted In—McCovey, S.F. 82; Perez, Cm., 46. Hits—Rose, Cln., 107; Flood, St.L., Doubles—Brock, St.L., 24; Rose, Cln., 22. Triples—Clemente, Pitt., 7; B. Williams, Chic., 6. Home runs—McCovey, S.F., 20; H. Aaron, All., 15; Hart, S.F.. IS. Stolen bates—Wills, Pitt., 21; W. Davis, L.A., 15 Pitching, 6 decisions — Marietta!, S.F., 14-3; Koosman, N.Y., 11-3. Strikeouts — Marietta!, S.F., 118; Singer, L.A., 116; Jenkins, Chic., 116* iack Atlanta. The Braves had tied it W in the tMf d on Felipe Mi's two-run double. But the Dodgers came right )ack on Left Gabrielson's don, Tom Haller's single and Boyer's ground out. Jim "Mud- cat" Grant, 3-3, won on a five- hitter. Pittsburgh rode Willie Stargell's two-run homer In the eighth to its fourth straight vie- ofy-hatidlng the Phils their ourth straight defeat. Astro Denis Menke's confu* sion over a routine forceout led o New York's only run in the fifth. Ron Swoboda walked and took bird on Jerry grote's single. Greg- Goossen then bounced to second and when Grote stopped n the baseline, Menke tried to tag him out, but lost the ball, )ermitting Swoboda to score. Tom Seaver, who struck out ight including five in the first wo innings, won his seventh ame no ifth straight on a ive-hittei. Back From Duty : •'• •/•• .' ' ••:••' .' V By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer A day fun of fiddle Stanky is easy to take for a ballplayer who has Just bad a week full of sergeants. So Tommy John and. T° m McCrawr sprung from National Guard etaty>by weekend patoes to spend Sunday with Stankey and the White Sox, led Chicago to a 12-0 romp over Detroit. John pitched a five-hitter for his seventh straight victory and McGraw slammed three hits including a pair of doubles and Alomar slapped four hits, stole three .bases, and scored four runs. John, whose 7-0 record is even more impressive when you con: sider the White Sox' troubles this season, struck out five and walked mm for his first shutout of the ytearT Roy White tagged a two-run homer in the seventh inning, giving the Yankees their victory jver OaWand. White's seventh Homer of the year snapped a 2-2 tie. scored twice Elsewhere in the American League Sunday, New York trimmed Oakland 4-2, California &ocked Washington 8-4, Cleveland topped Boston 7-5 in 10 innings, and Baltimore dropped Minnesota 6-4. McCrp.w and John, both members of an Indiana Air National Guard un<t, are halfway through their annual two-week tour of duty at Alpena, Mich. They flew to Detroit for Sunday's game. .Bill Voss and Sandy Alomar, untroubled by military problems, helped /ohn and McCraw <?arry off the Detroit maneuvers. Voss walloped a grand slam home run—his third major league homer and second in two days against the Tlgers-and Steve Hamilton came out of the bullpen to strike out Reggie Jackson, ending an eighth ill* ning Oakland, threat and saving the victory for Steve Barber. Jackson had homered and singled and scored the A's second run earlier. Chuck Hinton's two-run triple helped build a four-run California first inning and the Angels coasted past Washington. Rick Clark went five innings in 94-degree heat and earned the victory against the Senators, ending an eight-game persona] losing streak. The heat reached 105 degrees on the field at Baltimore, knocking out Minnesota's Dean Chance and helping the Orioles beat the Twins. ' Chance leading 4-3, left for a pinch hitter in the seventh because of th$ heat pjj; Al Worthington couldn't protect the edge Three walks, loaded the bases and Dave Johnson's pinch single p)us sacrifice, flies ,by Brooks Robinson and Curt Motion produced three runs, Tony Oliva, spcked two Jiqme uns for the Twins. , ^ Duke Sims hammered hree-run homer in the 10th, giv ng Cleveland its third consecu ve victory over the Red Sox ims, unloaded after two walks and the Indians added another un on Jose Cardenal's double and a single by Vern Fuller. The Red Sox got two runs ack in the bottom of the 10th 1 ut the rally fell short Ken Harrelson had snapped n O-for-10 string with his 16th omer, tying it for Boston in the eighth. t. Louli .tlante an Francisco .01 Angeles Hnclnnatt Pittsburgh jew York •httadelpbla Chicago Houston WHY NOT GO? TAKTlHAT DREAM VACATION Borrow! 230,65 - Piywtntt 8 13,00 - 26 M of, Borrow $ 000,00 - Piyrftf ntt $ 30,63 - 36 Mil, a Borrow IU 13.94 — Piypffljt $ 43,00 — 36 M«|, Isrrsw 11651.17 ^Fiy«Mli I 6I»QOs»J|Ml* Borrow 12087,20 - Piymtwtl $ 76,00 Borrow $270§,84 - Pi ywi ntt 8100,00 - Schoendienst Has Good Staff CINCINNATI (AP) - If All- SATURDAY ST. LOUIS (8) CHICAGO ( 10) Player AB R H Kegglnger 4 1 1 Brock 412 Beckert •lood 412 William* McCarver Sit Santo Cepada s 22 Banks Tolan 4 0 1 Smith Shannon 3 1 0 Regan Javier 501 Hundley rtaxvlU 210 Phillips Marls 1 0 0 Nlekro loerner 000 Lamabe Washburn 000 Stoneman Vlcker I i 1 Fast Mlkkelsen 100 Spangler Willis 100 Nelson 000 Granger 000 Edwards 100 Schofleld 000 Star game anything, experience means National League pitchers should have a decided edge over their American Leauge rivals when they meet in the annual major league Allstar game at Houston on ,Tuly 0. Manager Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals picked eight pitchers Saturday for the National League. Four of them, all right-hand- ers, have been selected in pre- BALL WATCHERS — Pfele, called the world's greatest soccer player, looks less than great as he lies on the ground and watches his scoring attempt bounce away. Pele tried an acrobatic kick, but the ball hit Joe Fuhfmann (13) and bounded away. St. Louis Stars goalie Blagoje Vidinic (back) keeps an eagle eye on the ball. Pele looked a little greater in the second half as he scored a goal to break a tie and give Santos of Brazil a 8-2 victory Sunday over St. Louis. (AP Wirephoto) 524 511 2 22 511 801 100 412 311 100 000 100 000 111 Totals nnln ST, ling .LO lUIS 37 5 11 Totals 1 2 S 4 5 5 1 2 S 35 10 14 RHE 1—811 0 CHICAGO 21100600 X—1014 2 SUNDAY ST. LOUISJ2) CHICAGO (6) Player AB R H Kesslnger • Brock S I 1 Arcla Flood 601 Beckert McCarver 401 Williams lepeda 300 Santo 'clan 311 Banks Shannon 4.01 Hundley Schofleld 400 Hlck'n MaxvlU 1 0 1 Phillips Marls 101 Hands Hughes 000 Edwards 101 Carlton 200 Wicker 101 Javier 1 00 400 5 I 1 422 1 1 0 402 301 4 1 1 301 300 Totals Inning 36 2 8 Totals 12S45«7St 31 6 8 RHE Lakers Tourney t/ Has Tough Field Kathy Wins Golf Crown In Baltimore BALTIMORE (AP) - According to the Sam Snead myth, the Slammer won so much money on the golf circuit he buried some of the earnings in tin cans in the West Virginia hills. • Kathy Whitworth, whose $3,000 first prize In the $20,000 Lady Carling Open Sunday upper her career earnings to $192,678, hasn't taken to hiding money yet. But Kathy is concerned she's paralleling too closely a nonfiction portion of the Slammer's career. "I've never won the Open," Miss Whitworth said Sunday after a final-round 73 gave her a 54-hole total of 214, a one-stroke victory over Carol Mann and her 39th career tournament title. vlous years—seven yean for Los Angeles' Don Drysdale, MS years for Salt Francisco's Juan Marshal, four yars for fit Louis' Bob Gibson and two years for New York's Tom Seaver. The other four are newcomers to All-Star competition. They are left-handers Steve Carlton of St. Louis, Woody Fryman of Philadelphia and Jerry Koos- of New York and right- hander Ron Reed of Atlanta, On the other hand, only three of the seven American League pitchers, picked Friday t*y Manager Dick Williams of tile Boston Red Sox, have had previous experience in the mid-summer classic. ]' Left-hander Sam McDoAvell of Cleveland and right-handier Mel Stottlemyre of New York have been named three timef each and right-hander Denny McLain of Detroit has been named twice. The American League freshmen will be right-handers Luis Tiant of Cleveland, John Odom of Oakland and Jose Santiago of Boston and south-paw Tommy John of Chicago. On the basis of season records, the National Leaguers also would seem to have a slight edge although there is little to choose between earned run records. The eight National Leaguers, through games, of Friday, had a combined record of 76. victories and 29 defeats. The seven Amer- ST. LOUIS 001000010—2 S 0 CHICAGO 30002001 X— • 8 1 Optimists Capture Dupo Tournament DUPO — Alton's Optimist baseball team won the Dupo Invitational Tournament championship here Sunday, defeating the St. Louis South Side Boys Club in the title game, 9-8. The Altonians played their way into the finals by defeating Collinsville, 10-5 in the opening round, then disposing of St. Louis Blue Circle, 7-2, in the semi-finals. Both games were played Saturday. In the championship game against the Boys Club, Gary fageri was the winning pitcher, llowing five hits including a triple and a home run that cored all but one of St. Louis' The biggest and what is expected to be the best-women's tournament ever held in Alton gets under way here Wednesday night when Kirkwood, Mo., plays Wood River in the Alton Lakers' Fourth Annual Firecracker Softball Tournament at Northside Playground. A total of 11 teams will take part in the five-day, double elimination tourney. Teams entered are Nashville, Tenn., Milwaukee, Wis., Memphis, Tenn., Indianapolis, Kutis of'St. Louis, Decatur, Kirkwood, Wood River, he may not see any action in he tourney. The 9 o'clock game Friday Ight pi^s the loser of the Wednesday night game against, the oser of the Kutis - Collins- rille contest. Action really gets hot and leavy on Saturday when eight games will be played. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. on that day with an outstanding game, t'll find Indianapolis playing Memphis Memphis was in the runs. Hagen NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. 6.B. 46 30 .60S — SB 36 .820 014 40 37 .518 6H 40 38 .SIS 7 37 37 .900 8 36 38 .500 8 36 38 .486 I S3 38 ,476 8ft 33 41 ,448 13 32 43 .07 UK Saturday's Results Chicago It, St. LouU 9 , Cincinnati 5, San Francisco • nd walked five. Gary Metzger was the losing litcher. He gave up nine hits, ncludin? triples by Ron Scheer and John King, fanned five, , Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia 0 Houston*, New York 0 Los Angele Sun Pittsburgh Chicago i, Los Angeles 7, Atlanta i nday's Results 5, Philadelphia I ago i, St. Louis 2 New York 1, Houston 0 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco s LOS Angeles 3, Atlanta 2 at San Fraj»« elphia (Short 6-8) at Chicago (Holtzman 6-4) • Tueiday's Games Philadelphia at Chicago, ' Pittsburgh at New Yprlit, N N also struck out nine Manchester, Mo., Collinsville and the Lakers'. A total of 20 games will be played with a possibility of a 21st contest if it is needed under double elimination rules. Only one game is scheduled Wednesday night, that being Kirkwood against Wood River's Royals. Game time is 8:30. Thursday night, two more games will be played. Kutis, winner of the tournament the first year it was held, takes on Collinsville at 7:30. That game will be followed by the Decatur- Manchester contest. Jutis Is always one of the strongest teams in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The\ Decatur - Manchester game could be a good one. De catur's Windettes are the de fending state champions. Sever al ex-Lakers are now with that club, including Betty Orio frey, Mary Miller and Terri Irving. The Lakers make their debu Friday night when two more games are on tap. They'll play the winner of the Wednesday night's game at 7:80. The Lak ers may be hampered because of an Injury sustained by pitch er Bev Conaway in the Indianap- talked four and hit one batsman. John King tripled home Mike Grady, who had singled, in the ottom of the eighth for the winning run. Spencer, Buescher and Grady were two-for-two at he plate. Alan Cruthis was the winning pitcher against Collinsville, itriking out five, walking four and aUo\ving four hits. Jim Jreser was the loser. He «!• owed 13 hits including a triple by Grady in the second Inning. Ra^ndy Bailey gave up only 'our hits in beating St. L o u Is Blue Circle He struck out eight and walked six. The losing pitcher was Al Boss, who gave up all seven Alton runs, struck out , gave up, two \wrtks and, as mapyhits. olis tourney over the weekend place when a representative from each team, a player on the active roster,/ will compete for the title of Miss Firecracker, ' ' national tournament last year while Indianapolis played in the iame meet two years ago. At noon, Nashville makes its debut, against the winner of the {utis-Collinsville' game. Nash- rille is no stranger to; softball ans in the Alton area, /, The Tennessee team.: has in Nera White one of the most exciting players in the game to- da'y. She not only is an All- American player in softball but also an Ail-American in girls' basketball, playing with Nashville's national AAU champions. Miss White can dp it all — run, hit and throw. She can play any position. At 1:30 Saturday, Milwaukee fades the, winner of the Decatur - Manchester contest. Manchester could prove troublesome. The Comets recently won theft own tourney in which Alton, Wood River, Kirkwood, CpllinsvjUe and Memphis were entered. Three games in the losers' bracket will fill Saturday afternoon's session, starting at 3 o'clock. Saturday night's session opens with a winners' bracket game at 7:30. Another winners' bracket game gets under-way at 10 o'clock. In between those two games, the queen contest will take Sunday's action starts at 9 a.m. Seven games are slated with the possibility of an eighth, if needed. . . , Before/each team's first game in the tourney, selected players from each team will compete in field events — running, throwing for .accuracy .and throwing for distance. Times and distances will be compiled after, all the contestants have Competed and winners will be announced Saturday night during the Miss Firecracker ceremony. Season tickets to the tournament are: on sale in advance from any member of the Laker team or the sports department of the Alton Evening Telegraph each day before noon. Season tickets will be sold through Friday night. Price of a season ticket, permitting each purchaser to attend all nine sessions, is $4., Tickets will also be sold at the gates during all 'People never remember how many I've won," she said. "They're beginning to say I've never won the Open.. .like Sam Snead." The 1968 women's National Open will be played this week in Reading, Pa., and Kathy said the best thing for her to. do is relax. of the sessions. "I've never played well in the Open," she said. "I think fourth was my best'finish. I want to win it so much, I put pressure on myself and then hardly even make the cut." Although her 39 tournament victories places her third on the all-time money winning Ust, Kathy leave no doubt that the Open is the prestige event. "The Open establishes you as a player," she said. Cycle Winner ;• COLUMBUS, 0. •— Gary Nixon of Baltimore, Md., won the National 10 - Mile Motorcycle Race here Sunday, riding a Triumph. Nixon was trailed across the line by a pair of Barley - Davidson riders, Fred Nix and Mert Lawwill. Fourth was taken by Dick Mann on a SB A followed by another Harley-Da- vldson rider, Cal Rayborn. ican Leaguers had won 62 and lost 26. Each team will have four pitchers with earned run averages of less than 2.00. The National Leaguers -are Gibson, Drysdale, Koosman and Fryman. The American Leaguers are Tiant, John, McDowell and Odom. •* However, the National League will have four pitchers who ai- ready have won 10 'or more games—Drysdale, 10-4; Marichal, 14-3; Fryman, :10-7; and Koosman, 11-2. The American League will dave only two—Tiant, 41-5 and McLain 13-2. The eight infield and outfield starters in each league, picked by a vote of the players themselves, were announced previously. Williams, who will direct the American League team, will announce the remainder of his 25- man squad Tuesday. Schoendienst, manager of the National League team, will fill out the rest of his squad Wednesday. ASCOT SPEEDWAY Racing Every Saturday SEE AMUSEMENT PAGE FOR DETAILS Ford Drivers Out of Action record Is now 9-1 oyejall and tt has a 5-0 mark in the Macoupta County Traveling League. The Optimist will next ptoy Granite City Bloods- wori«h at Granite City, starting at a p.m. Thursday. DAVTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) ~ Ford's factory team sat on the sidelines Sunday, benched by technical Inspections, as young Charlie Glotz- b^ch and veteran Richard Petty sewed up the two front positions for the 173,000 Firecracker 400 stock car race. Glotzbach, an onrushing 30- year-old newcomer from Georgetown, Ind., took nearly six miles an hour off old qualifying record as he won the pole position for the Fourth of July ra.ce with a two-lap, five-mlle bv ance. The inspectors ruled all of the cars were too low to the ground. The ruling temporarily grounded such drivers as A.J. ?oyt, Tiny Lund and Donnie Allison. A Ford spokesman said the cars would be altered to meet the NASCAR requirements. The altered cars could be re- inspected in time to allow the Ford drivers to qualify in runs scheduled today, Tuesday and Wednesday. average of miles an hour in a 1968 Podge Charger, Petty's 1968 Plymouth turned the high'banked Daytona Inter, national Speedway at an aver> of 183.342 to give the Ban wnan, N.C., driver the outage pole in the 40-car field. The old Flrecragker tying record; oi ~ eet last I'T year by ClWiottfi N.C,, in a Ford, we broken by five of the seven driv w-s who quaWJed (or Sunday's runs against the lock. 'NASCAR inspectors cut-tfae field drastically Saturday nJght and early Sunday when they re jected Ford's factory entries fy nonconformity in ground cjeer We carry a M*.«. complete lino of interior and exterior Lucite colors. 130 N. HALLER ST. WOOD RIVER, ILL. PHONE 254-4368 we_ LOURENC FIGHTS MARQUES. Moiam. Now YOU Can LEASE A New 1968 Mustang 2 Door Hardtop Traminiliiton Plus Taxes * License No Down Payment Will Buy Your Present Car For Cash! 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