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PAHErV) ALTON EVENING TELEGftAMt jTlil <i nrr*! ~ Tl*j. 1 Gibson s Wild Pitch Ends Scoreless Mark CHASS Associated Press sports Writer After Don Drysdale pitched a major league record six straight shutouts and 58 2-3 consecutive scoreless innings, everyone wondered what he could do for an encore. He could have gotten the hit that halted Bob Gibson's march toward his records, but he didn't. He could have beaten Gibson when the two clashed Monday night, but he didnt'. Gibson, on the other hand, didn't reach the records, allowing a first-inning run on a wild pitch in St. Louis' 5-1 Victory over Los Angeles. "I won the game; I'm not disappointed at all," said Gibson, the Cardinal ace who had hurled five straight shutouts and amassed 47 innings of scoreless pitching. - It didn't take long for Gibson to end the suspense for 54,lSf fans at Dodger Stadium, including 10,000 straight A high school students and 3,000 Girl Scouts. After retiring the first two Dodgers in the first inning, he gave up singles to Len Gabriel' son and Tom Haller and then with Ron Fairly at bat, he bounced a pitch past catcher John Edwards for his third wild pitch of the season. Gabrielson scored easily. "It was all my fault," Gibson said. "It was a wild fast ball." "It's too bad the way it happened; he's a great pitcher," commented Drysdale, who was knocked out of the game in the seventh inning. Gibson, however, was around at the finish 'and picked up his seventh straight victory for a Huge Squad Will Test Trials Site LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge squad of 193 has been invited to the United States men's Olympic Track and Field high altitude training camp as the threat of a boycott by Negro athletes continues. The Olympic Track and Field Committee announced its selections Monday, the same day that boycott architect Harry Edwards told newsmen in San Francisco that plans had been approved but refused to reveal what they were. In announcing the squad, the committpp. named as many as 10 athletes to some events. Officially, the committee said this was to insure sufficient competition at South Lake Tahoe during the training. Some however, saw the big squad as a method of having enough white athletes in training in the event ! a boycott dramatizing racial unrest becomes -\ reality. Fop instance, all eight finalists in the 100- meter dnsh of the Olympic trials on Saturday were Negroes. Added to tne squad were two Cau- casions Jerry Bright of Arizona State and Larry Quested, former NCAA champion from Stanford. Ace hurdler Earl McCullouch of Southern California and distance star Gerry Lindgren of Washington State were given new leases on Olympic life after faltering in the trials. McCu'louch, who still may sign to play professional football with Detroit, tripped over the final hurdle and finished seventh in his only losing race of the year. Lindgren was forced out of the gruelling 10,000 meter race Sunday with an Achilles tendon injury. He lasted 5^ miles of the race slated for about 6% Action at Lake Tahoe,- which is comparable to the 7,000-foot plus altitude of the Mexico City Olympir-s site, begins n July with final trials to select the U.S. teym slated sept. 9-17. Kathy Has Money Lead CINCINNATI (AP) — Kathy Whitworth's victory Sunday In the Lady Carling Open at Baltimore has boosted her lead in the Ladies Professional Golf Association 1968 tournament winnings to more than $2,500. LPGA headquarters here reported today the $3,000 Miss Whitworth won at Baltimore gives her a total of $20,255 in official tour winnings. She has won three tournaments. Carol Mann, who fell from the lead a week ago after she had to drop from two tournaments because of a back ailment, stayed in second place with $17.670 after finishing second to Miss Whitworth in the Baltimore tournament. Miss Mann has won four tournaments on the tour. Aces Remain In Top Spot The Alton Aces remained unbeaten with a 9-0 record and stayed in first place in the Tandy Bwabafl League Sunday with a JO-1 win over the St. Lou Is Bills. LaRoche was the winning pitchpr, Smith bad five RBI and Fox three hits for the Aces. On Friday, the Aces trounc ed the St. Travelers, 11-2, with Jones the winning pitcher. Hie Aces are In action at Riv erside Park Thursday at 1:30 j>,m. against the Phillies. 106 record. Dtysdate also Is 105. Gibson lowered his earned run average slightly to 1.13 while Drysdale's fiRA rose to 1.46. Elsewhere in the National League, Atlanta defeated San Francisco 54, Philadelphia topped Chicago 6-4 and Cincin* nati edged Houston 3-2 in 11 innings. The Cfirdinals promptly tied the Dodgers on Julian Javier's second-inning sacrifice fly, then went ahead in the sixth on another sacrifice fly, this one by Orlando Cepeda., Gibson drove in a run with an infield out hi the three-run seventh. Clete Boyer led Atlanta past San Francisco. He doubled and scored in the third inning, then singled across a run In the sixth. Relief pitcher Cecil Up- shaw rescued starter Phil Niek- rd in the eighth inning and pre servd the Brave victory. Reliever John Boozer got the Phillies out of trouble In the ninth and saved the victory for Chris Short, who at one stretch retired IS straight Cubs. Boozer retired Glenn Beckett on a bases-loaded game-ending grounder after Willie Smith sin gled home two runs against Gary Waper. Tommy Helms sent Tony Perez home with the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the llth inning for Cinncittati's victory over Houston. Perez walked, stole second and continued to third on John Bateman's wild throw. The Astros' Dave Giusti blanked the Reds on three hits until the ninth when they rallied for two runs and a tie. THE RUN THAT BROKE GIBSON'S SPELL— Ijodgers' outfielder Len Gabrielson clicks his -heels after crossing the plate to score after a "wild pitch" ibySti Louis Cards' pitcher Boh Gibson in the first inning of their game at Los Angeles Monday night, (AP Wirephoto) Mantle Again Makes American All-Stars BOSTON (AP) — Aging Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees will take his usual place with the American League All- Stars. But such super stars as Al Kaline and Frank Robinson will be missing in the annual classic with the National League July 9 in Houston. Mantle, whose 529 homers rank him fourth in the all-time home run derby,, was named to the All-Star team for the 16th year Monday as Manager Dick Williams completed his 25-player squad. Williams, rewarded with the AL managerial berth for leading the Boston Red Sox to the 1967 pennant, went pretty much along with the players' voting in filling his bench. The fourth, fifth and sixth biggest vote-getters in the outfield balloting were chosen. They were Tony Oliva of the Minnesota Twins, hot-hitting Ken Harrelson of the Red Sox and young Rick Monday Athletics. Kaline, the of the Oakland Detroit Tigers' slugger sidelined with a broken arm, was not named to the All- Star team for the first time since 1954. Robinson, Baltimore's 1966 Triple Crown winner, has been plagued by injuries this season. Mantle and Boog Powell of the Orioles were chosen as back- up first basemen for starter Harmon Killebrew of the Twins. Dave Johnson of Baltimore was chosen as the No. 2 second baseman behind Rod Carew of Minnesota. Other reserves chosen were third baseman Don Wert of Detroit, shortstop Bert Campaner- is of Oakland and catchers Joe Azcue of Cleveland and Duane Josephson of the Chicago White Sox. The league-leading Tigers will be represented by four players, Wert, catcher Bill Freehan, pitcher Denny McLain and out- Edwardsville Beats Legion Edwardsville handed Alton a 9-5 defeat in a District 22 Legion game Monday evening at the Alton High School diamond. Bill Ostendorf was the winning pitcher. He gave up 10 hits, struck out six and walked four. Larry Franklin was the loser. Bob Cooper relieved him in the sixth int.ing. Tom Pendt and Rick Glazebrook each had a single and double for Alton and Bill Cooper had two hits. Alton, now 4-7, is at Belleville Wednesday at 6 p.m. Mdfor League STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G,B. Detroit Cleveland Baltimore Minnesota Oukhtnd California Boston New York Chicago Washington Monday's Washington 3, New York I 'Detroit 9, California I BMton t, Oakland o NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis Atlanta Sun Fran. Cincinnati Los Angeles Pittsburgh New York Philadelphia Chicago Houston W L 47 30 40 36 40 38 38 37 40 39 36 36 36 38 34 36 33 42 32 44 Monday's Kesults Pet. G.B. .610 — .526 614 .813 ' .607 .BOB .500 .486 .488 .440 .421 8 8 8ft 8W Vfy 13 14H Chicago 6, Baltimore a Cleveland 4, Minnesota l Today'i Games California (Murpjjy g-J» at Detroit (WUaon B'S) N • ' Minnesota (Kaat 5-4) tU Cleveland "llllanis fi-4 or Hergttfl «•>« N iw York (Talbot 0-8 or B.ahns en 7.3)~ at Washington (Ortega 4-6) N Chicago (Peter* 3-8) at Baltimore (Hardln 8*4) N Oakland (Kruuuic 5-7) at Boston (B«l> «•») N Wednesday's Games California at Detroit, N Minnesota at Cleveland, N New York at Washington, N Chicago at Baltimore, N Ouklaud ut Boston, N Philadelphia 6, Chicago 4 Atlanta S, San Francisco | St. Louli B, Lot Angeles | Cincinnati 9, Houston 2, 11 Innings Only names scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia (Fryman 10-7) at Chicago igi Pitt York Cisco (Mer ar 14-3) e-7) at New at gan Fran- "clncTnnatT"(Afrllo "4<9) at Hou«ton (Lemuiler 7-7) N St. Louis (JuUr 8-4) at log Angeles (Singer fi-T) N Wcdiiesdwy'i Gurnet Pittsburgh «t New York Philadelphia at ChtcaBo Atlanta 8} 8an FrancSco CuieTunati al Houstoo, N tit. Louis at Los Angeles, N fielder Willie Horton. The Twins, Red Sox, Orioles and Athletics each will have three representatives. The Yan kees and White Sox have two apiece, with California anc Washington only one each. Other starters voted were third baseman Brooks Robinsor of Baltimore, shortstop Jim Fregosi of the Angels, and out fielders Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox and Frank Howard of Washington. The seven-man pitching staf includes McLain, Sam Me Dowell and Luis Tiant of Cleve land, Jose Santiago of Boston Mel Stottlemyre of New York Tommy John of Chicago anc John "Blue Moon" Odom of Oakland. Speed Records Set in Tests For Firecracker DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) —• Three speed records have been set in qualifying for Thursday's Firecracker 4<H) a the D a y t o n a Internationa Speedway and the field still is not complete. Charlie Glotzbach of George town, Ind., won the pole position with a record 185.156 miles per hour clocking in a 1968 Dodge on Sunday. Then Cale Yarborough Timmonsville, S.C., broke J with a qualifying run Monday 187.750 m.p.h., > only to be fol lowed by Leroy Yarbrough o Columbia, S.C., at 187.045 M.P.H. Both Yarborough and Yarbrough drove 1968 Mercu rys. Other Monday qualifiers in eluded Pavid Pearson of Spr»r tanburg, S,C,i 184,789 m,p,J|..Jn 1968 Ford and A. J. Foyt o Houston. Tex., also in a 1W8 Ford at 183.237 m.p.h. Buddy Baker of CwuriQtts, N.C., qualified at 18248 m.ph.h in a 1068 podge Charger, and National League All-Star Pitchers - ' • v • " ,'• ••• • • -.V GV;.'.\V* '••', '; /•:•: •• '•' '•'- , • . - NFL Tennis Will May ' '. In Mexico RON REED WOODY FRYMAN JERRY KOOSMAN SIEVE CARLTON On Return to Team By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer Who's on first? Would you be- ieve Al Kaline? . Believe it or not, there was he Detroit slugger, back from ive weeks on the disabled list with a broken right arm, trotting out to first base Monday night and looking for all the World like a latter-day Mickey Mantle. , And there was Kaline, backbone of the Tigers' attack for 16 years, ripping a single to left in the sixth inning to score Mickey Stanley with the tie-breaking run in a 5-1 victory over the California Angels. The Angels didn't wait long to test the outfielder-turned-first baseman. Vic Davalillo, the leadoff batter, grounded to Kaline, who fielded the ball and flipped to pitcher Mickey Lolich covering the bag. Kaline later caught a foul pop and handled three throws from infielders but was charged with an error when "he took his foot off the bag on a throw from third baseman Dick Tracewski. Elsewhere in the American worth worked six innings, allowing all four hits, walking five, throwing three wild pitches and hitting a batter. The Yankees not only lost a game to Washington but two pitchers and their manager, as well. Starter Al Downing left after one inning with a pain in his elbow and reliever Bill Mon- bouquette, the eventual loser, pulled a groin muscle in the fifth. Monbouquette was the cause of Manager Ralph Houk's ejection when he laid down a squeeze bunt that apparently gave the Yanks a 2-1 lead,' But umpire Jerry Neudecker ruled that Monbouquette ran out of the baseline, called him out for interference and sent the runner back to third, where he was stranded. The Senators broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth on Del Unser's bunt single, Cap Peterson's triple and Frank Howard's sacrifice fly. Camilo Pasucal pitched a four-hitter. an «rperawent*l rale, the first match on fotelgn tiffl ft'itght -yaffil fiftd 28 inter- league games hlghUght the 68- game pro season schedule of the National football League and the American football League. The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Detroit Lions Aug. 11 in the 105,000-seat Aztec Stadium In Mexico City. Only one other NFL game-between New York and Chicago In Toronto In iMMias been played outside the United States, The interleague matches will serve as an experiment for the proposed conversion rule. In place of the regular conversion kick, th? teams will have an option of either running or passing from the two-yard line for one ppint after each touchdown. Results will be studied to determine if the rule should be adopted for regular league games. Six exhibitions will be televised n-it'onally, including the Green-B-iy-College All-Stars game a» Chicago Aug. 3. ABC- TV will carry 'the Packers-All Stars, with CBS-TV handling the others. Deluding the Mexico City game. Other TV games will be Chicago vs. Green Bay at Milwaukee, Mon , Aug. 19; Green Bay at Dalhs. Sat., Aug. 24; Minnesota at St. Louis, Sun., Sept. 1; and Baltimore at Dallas, Sat., Sept. 7 AU 10 AFL teams, including new entry Cincinnati, will play at least one NFL foe. Only three NFL teams— New York, Chicago and Green Bay— won't play earns from the AFL. A prooosed game between the Americans Doing OK In Wimbeldon Meet League, Minnesota Cleveland 4-1, the tripped Chicago White Sox downed Baltimore 63, Boston beat Oakland 3-0 and Washington turned back the New York Yankees 3-1. The 33-year-old Kaline played third base for part of one game in 1961 and spent the rest of his career in the outfield. He suffered a broken arm when struck by a pitch in a game at Oakland May 25 and was Monday afternoon. Manager Mayo reactivated Smith told him an hour before game time that he'd be playing first, a move Smith had been considering for some time. Kaline was not the only standout as the high-flying Tigers kept their American League lead at 7% games over Cleveland. Catcher Bill Freehan cracked bis 10th and llth homers, Trar cewski hit his second and Lolich, the erratic lefty, hurled ia five-hitter and fanned .14, most by a Detroit pitcher this season, Lou Johnson, the happy-go- lucky outfielder acquired last week from the Chicago Cub, blasted two homers and Sam McDowell fanned 11 Twins as Cleveland beat Minnesota. McDowell yielded a leadoff By GEOFFREY MILLER Associated press Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The United States Davis Cup trio—Arthur Ashe, Clark Graebner and Coach Dennis Ralston —are storming on in the hunt for the Wimbledon title. "I'm a great believer in togetherness," said Donald Dell, the Davis Cup team's nonplay- ing capt-iin from Bethesda, Md. 'Did you see our boys' applauding when Ashe was beating John Newcombe out there? Clark Graebner, Charlie Pasa- rell and Dennis Ralston were all at the s'cte of the court leading the cheers. ; "That is the way to build up team spirit. And I hope team spirit is going to win the Davis Cup .back for the United States," Ashe and Graebner both vanquished professionals Monday to reach the quarter-finals. Ashe, of Richmond. Va., downed Newcombe, the defending champion, 6-4, 6-4, 4-8, 1-6, 6-3. Graebner-; from New York City, upset Australia's Fred Stolle 6-1, 7-5,7-5. Ralston from Bakersfield, Calif., who can no longer play on the Davis Cup team because he's a professional, swept aside Alexander Metreveli of Russia 6-3, 7-5. P-2. A four'h American went into the quarter-finals—professional larl Bnchholz of St. Louis, who vanquished Bob Hewitt of South Africa 6-4. 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. The experts were trying to remember when four Americans ast made the final eight of VimbletJon. It's so far back nobody could fix the year from memory. double to Cesar Tovar, then pitched hitless ball until the eighth, when he needed help from Stan Williams after Topy OlJva's run-scoring single. Buddy Bradford, a White Sox outfielder, had a two-hpmer night against Baltimore. He cracked bis third of the season to ignite a four-run first inning after Luis Aparicio reached on an error, and hit anojther in the fifth. Aparicio also homered, his Bobby Jones of Miami, Fla., get in with 170.640 m.p.h. in a 1906 Chevelle, The race will have a starting field of 40 with ?73,OW)-plus in prize money. The Firecracker 400 starts at 10 a.m. Thursday. third, while Robinson Stars Battle and Curt Blefary connected for the Orioles. The White Sox capped the opening Jnjiing with a double steal. «n which Ken Berry swiped nome while Bill Voss stole second. Veteran southpaws Pick' Elisworth and Juan Pizarro, a couple of National League castotfs, combined for a four-hitter as Boston blanked Oakland, EUe- ..,,. ( . ST. tOUiS - The Houston Stars hive a tough act to follow. The spotlight will be on the Texans in a North American Soccer League match against St. Louis Stars Wednesday night at 8 o'c'ock at Busch Memorial Stadium. Boston/ making its debut in St. Louis, followis Santos of Braz'l to town, . Pre-Eourth fireworks are in the offing as second place In the Gulf DHsion is at stake. Houston (8<8'3) leads the St. Louis ans (5-7-4) by six points, b u t by 13 points The game and program are dedicated as "Union Labor Hon or Night". A member of a union can obtain a $3.50 reserv< ed free Jicket up until a half- hour before the game by showing his union card at th? ticket window. Hte non-union friends and relives wlU be aM? to un ^MPwp^r * SPEEDWAY on Saturday Today Ashe had to play Tom Okker, the Dutch amateur who has already cleaned up the South African and Italian titles this year Graebner faced Ray Moore of South Africa in the semifinals Moore—the man who beat Span ish pro Andres Gimeno—elimi nated Tom Edlefsen of Berkeley, Calif., in a five setter Mon day. Ralston met Australian pro Rod Laver, top favorite for the title. Buchhoitz played another Aus tralian pro, Tony Roche. Mantle Graciously Accepts Selection Giants and the New York Jets 'ell through because of the unavailability of Shea Stadium, home of the Jets. The AFt.'s regular season opens Sept. 6-8, and the NFL opens its campaign the follow- ng weenend. Major League AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (ITS: at bats)—Harrclson, JSoit., .312. Monday, Oak.. .302; Yns- trzemtkl, Bust.. .an. Run*—McAullffe, Del., 43; White, NY., tt; Runs batted In — F. Howard, Wash., 58; Harrclson, Host., 54. Hits—Uhlaender, Minn., 80; F. Howard, Wash., 78. Doubles—R. Smith, Host., 22; B. Robinson, Ball., 18. Triples—Fregosl, Calif., 8; Me- Aullf/e. Del., 7. Home runs—F. Howard, Wash., 25; W. HOrton, Oct., 18. Stolen bases—Campanerls, Oak., 25; Cardenal, Cleve., 17. Pitching (6 decisions)— John Chic., 7-0; McLaln, 14-2. Strikeouts— McDowell, Cleve., 194; Tlanl, Cleve., 130. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (17S at bats) M. Alou, Pitt., .358; Rose, Cln., .344. Runs—Hose, Cln., 93; Flood, St.L., Runs batted In— McCovey, S.F., S2t Perez, Cln., 46. Hits— Rose, Cln., 108; Flood, St.L., 101. Doubles— Brock, St.L., 24; Rose, Cln., 22, Triples s— Clem Williams, Chic., Pitt., 7; B. WASHINGTON (AP) - Mickey Mantle, accepted his selection to the American League All-Star ieam for the 16th year as a lumble elder from another era and suggested the honor should not have been his. "It has been a big thrill for me every year.—it always is— jut .1 think the ballplayers who are playing good are the ones who. should, go," Maritle said. Mantle; at 36 the last patriarch of the proud New York Yankees, was named as a backup first baseman Monday by American League ; Manager Dick Williams of Boston although his, batting average of .242 Is lower than he has ever finished in his lifetime. . ' • A crowd of 15,000 In/ Washington greeted him Monday night with a louder and longer ovation that) it gave hometown hero Frank eague Mantle rapped the first pitch for a sharp single, but went hitless the rest of the game as the Senators won 3-1. It was exactly seven years ago that Mantle batted in his 1.000th run in a game against Washington. Now hejias more than half that many homers. Mantle broke into the majors in 1951, in a year when the St. Louis Browns sent a midget to bat and the Yankee heroes, ha names such as Reynolds, Woo dling, Rizzuto and Vic Raschi, the Springfleld. R|fle, . ••'•' Howard, leader in the major home runs. lemente, ic., «. Home runs— McCovey, S.F., 20; H. Aaron, All., IB: Hart, S.F., IS. Stolen bases— Wills. Pitt., 21; W. Davis. L.A., IS. Pitching (6 decisions)— Marlchnl, S.F., 14-3; Koosman. N.Y.. II-S Strikeouts — Marlchal, S.F., 111; Singer, L.A.. 116; Jenkins, Chic., 116. Lakers at Home The Alton Lakers women's Softball team entertains Manchester tonight at Northslde Palyground in a Bi-State League game at 7:30. • Ptrmalubt • Shtll X100 • Conoco Motor Oil 3 QTS. . onc $100 I TAKE THAT DREAM VACATION Borrow $ 23P.6B - Pnymintt $ 13-00 - 26 Mot, Borrow* 676,0$ -P*ym»nti$ 23,00- 36 Moi, Borrows 800,00 — Payminti $ 30,63 — 36 Mot, Borrow «! 163,94 ~ Pflyminti $ 43,00 - 36 Moi, lirrow $1661.17 - Ply mi nil $ 61.00 -36 Mil, Borrow $2067,20 - PiyiiiDli $ 76 t OO - 36 Moi, Bornw $27J)6,M - P«y«i»ntt $100,00 -36 Moi. f-'t <O W I\J '•*•,

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