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, ML* 2, 1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGEB-5 Football Cardinals Have Big Worry Ol Today's HitlesB Wonders , Now's the time for all ex-.SOO hitters to come alive, take a practice cut or two* and get back into the ball game. They'll never have a more opportune moment. Perhaps there are a few in your neighborhood, just chom- pin' at the bit, getting that ol' perennial itch to hit a few. They certainly couldn't do much worse. Like one smarty c*acked the other night, "My wife can hit better than some Jokers I've seen in the majors this year." That fellow with the arm, standing 60-feet e-inehes away, has Charley Hitter buffaloed, mesmerized, hoodwinked, scared i,r something. It can't all be ability. ma Drysdalc of the Dodgers is a fine example. Last year he was Just one of the so-so pitching boys, having trouble getting the ball over the plate. Now he's got a new set of endorsements going and, they say, facetiously, a healthy Interest In vaseline production. More than one had Wg Don washed up last year, hung out on the hook to dry. Now look at the guy. Nobody yet has come up with a complete explanation as to why Mr. Pitcher has dominated Mr. Hitter as he's doing nowadays. There hasn't been a leak-proof solution given yet. Drysdale, himself, offered this: "Hitters are stupid," he said, "if they keep swinging for the fences. They're just not thinking right. Until batters realize what they have to do to adjust, the pitchers will dominate." Another in the Dodger family, general manager Fresco Thompson, says that baseball itself is partly to blame for •he obsession with the long ball because of the way it has rewarded home run hitters. Fresco mentioned a certain hitter who allegedly Wound up making more than the President of the United States. Long Ball, Big Salaries "He would hit a home run about every 10 times at bat," Thompson pointed out, "but he never stole a base, never had an assist, never went any farther than the law required to catch a fly ball. "But, because he was the only thing his club had to hang :'s hat on, he got a tremendous salary. The club felt it justified because it was drawing people. In Filling Key Defensive Positions ST. LOUls - Wide-open races for a lot of defensive positions should make the i§88 St. Louis Football Cardinal training camp an exciting place. The ft'g Red, coming from a ft'?4 season in 1667, will open training camp on July 13, for the rooktes and four days later for veterans at Lake Forest College, north of Chicago. A squad of more than 80 will report to Charley Winner as the slender, hard-working coach begins his third season at the helm of the Cardinals. His staff boasts three new faces, too. Holdover assistant coaches are Chuck Drulls, who handles the defense; Harry GL'mer, working with the passing game and the quarterbacks; ttcb (Red) Miller, hand- ling the running game and the offensive line; and Don Shroyer, who works with linebackers. Newcomers are Bob (Red) Cochran, assistant at Green Bay for eight seasons and out of football last year, who will .tutor the offensive backs; Ken Shipp, a rookie in the NFL but a veteran coach, who will handle the receivers: and Dick Vorls, longtime assistant at Green Bay and San Francisco, who will work with the defensive line. Shoring up a defense that sagged badly in spots last season will be a key project of training camp, and that's Where the openings are. Five of last year's defensive starters are gone* Corner back Jim Burson was traded to Washington and his mate at the o'her corner, Pat Fischer, played out his option and also joined the Redskins, Middle linebacker* Dale Meinert and right side linebacker Bill Koman have retired, and defensive end joe Robb was traded to Detroit. Don Brumm, starting defensive right end for the past four years, will move to the left side, with Sam Silas and Chuck Walker veturning to man the tackle spots. Fred Heron and Dave Long, both two-year veterans, will battle for the open end spot. .::•.,.. Among the linebackers, left- sider l.-vrry StalHngs still is in the Army, but probably will be available for weekend duty again. Veteran Dave Meggyesy will step into Roman's berth, with young Mike Strofolino and veteran .Terry Hillebrand duel- ling for the middle spot. Ernie Clark, obtained from Detroit in the Robb deal, has most of his experience on the left side. Others on the line and among the linebackers include Bob Rowe, Jamie Rivers, Bill Wosilius, Joe Schmiesing, Rocky Rosema and Jeff Ellas. In the backfield, safeties Jerry Stovali and Larry , Wilson, rated tho best pair in the league, will return. The corner spots are open, with veterans Lonnie Sanders (obtained from Washington for Burson), Bobby Williams, Phil Spiller and Mike Barnes shooting first. Behind them are rookies Bob Atkins and Butch Henry. Offensively, only one berth is looming open — a running back to rephce the retired Prentice Gautt. A long line of candidates is there to team with John Roland. It includes veterans Willis Crensh^w, Roy Shivers and Charlie Bryant, and taxi squad graduates Cid Edwards and Mike Campbell. Rookies include MacArthtir Lane and Don Fitzgerald. The offense, which climbed from 13th in the NFL In 1966 to fourth last year, again will be led by young quarterback Jim Hart, a sensation early in the year who tailed off a little later on. Hart's receivers include Bobby Joe Conrad, 11-year veteran who is the leading receiver in Cardinal history and the third- leading ctctive receiver in t h e NFL; small and tricky Billy Gambrell: Dave Williams, a rookie sensation last year, and rookies Fred Hyatt and J e r r y Daanen. Tight end Jackie Smith, Who cauqht 56 passes for a team- record 1208 yards last year, should be reaching his peak, and Chuck togan, Ted Wheeler are also on hand. Behind Hart in the quarterback battle are three youngsters — servk'e returnee Gary Snook, taxi-sqwadder Tim Van Galder and Virta! Carlin, back for another shot. Veteran Charley Johnson still is in service. A year a^o, he was available for weekend duty in a backup role. The f ine Cardinal offensive line, one of the league's best last yei*-, returns intact. Ernie McMilhn and Bob Reynolds are the tackles, Ken Gray and Irv Goode ore guards and Bob DeMarco, the center. Gray is recovering from knee surgery and probably will miss the first few weeks of training. Rick Sortun and Dave O'Brien are veteran backup guards, Clyde Williams an experienced tackle, and rookies include Bob Duncum, Larry Slagle and Vernon Emerson. Jim Bakken, the NFL's top scorer last year, handles the place-kicking duties, and Chuck Latouretce, though tied up in medical school will again be tapped for punting. Six No-Hitters Pitchers Shine In Junior Action "Now maybe on the same ball club there was a fellow Who was much better rounded, a guy who stole bases and got assists but had to struggle like hell to make 25 grand a year. "What this guy is likely to do is say, "The hell with It. I'm going down on the end of the bat and hit some home runs'," Thompson explained. , It was then pointed out to Thompson that there are players like Maury Wills and Pete Rose, who have shown you don't have to hit the ball from here to St. Louis to command a . v aandsome salary. Asked why these players don't have nearly so many imitators as the home nm hitters, Thompson replied: "Well," he started, "it all goes back to what Drysdale said. Some people are stupid." Garagiola's A Contradiction There are all kinds of living contradictions to the foregoing statement, some still playing the game and others out of it, •nainly because of their .200-plus or minus averages. Pitchers deserve a little credit, too. One of the aforementioned .200-plus hitters, Joe Garagiola, certainly wasn't stupid. He didn't always swing for the fences. More times than not, Joe would simply go for the .base hit. But he had just one big trouble. He couldn't hit the danged thing. "Every tune I come up, those guys start throwing aspirins from out there," be'd laugh. "I'm beginnta' to believe they Just don't want me in this league." A short time thereafter, Garagiola hung up his spikes, and took on his first radio assignment. Asked then how he liked his new life., he answered, grinning: "Man, it sure beats tryin' to hit a curve ball. Jim, I didn't realize there was such an easy way of makin' a livin'." Give the pitchers a little credit, too. » * » * SMORGASBORD—Mann Dugan, a retired Alton boxing friend who spends his leisure hours fishing, came up with quite a story recently. It seems he caught a half dozen carp but, before he got them home, they all died. "So, I planted 'em in my garden for fertilizer," Dugan said, "and I'll be danged if my tomatoes didn't come up with scales on 'em!". . .. Another trouble with major leaguers today is the (act they seem disposed to accept neither advice nor discipline. Fresco Thompson, who Is quoted above, says, "If yon want to fine a player today you've got to make an appointment with him. You say, 'Would you mind giving me 15 minutes so I can tell you what a rotten Job you've been doing?' Then you'd have the players' association on your neck.". . .. How about this for the most patriotic baseball name—Ivy Washington, Jr. from Independence, La.— a Boston farmhand, now pitching at Winston-Satan? .... It was another pitchers' night in the Alton Junior Baseball Program with six no-hitters and four one-hitters being thrown. Five of the no-hitters came in the 9-10 league and all of the one-hitteis came in the same league. The other no-hitter occurred in the 11-12 league. Norside 9-10 walloped the Tryout Camp The Cincinnati Reds will have a baseball tryout camp at Illinois College diamond in Jacksonville on Monday, July 8, starting at 10 a.m. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Toledo 8-0, Columbus 2-1 Buffalo 7, Louisville < Rochester 8, Richmond 4 Only games scheduled pacific Coast League Hawaii at Oklahoma City, poned, rain; Tulsa 8, Tacoma 3 Denver 8, Portland 2 Seattle 8, Vancouver • Only fames scheduled MIDWEST LEAGUE poit- Detection Device Fails to Detect CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) State Trooper Jerry Keither stopped a motorist on Interstate 71 south of Cincinnati Monday after radar clocked his auto at well over the legal limit. When Keith went up to the car, the motorist, shaking his head sadly, pointed toward his control panel. And there, was a new $30 radar detection device. Detroit Tiger pitcher Earl Wilson hit his 27th major league home run this season the first time ha came to bat. It was on the first pitch in Detroit's home MIDIUM RIPI ZltPJIAN •Jv^M*.Jj«i»u-Wnrinaulav.W rl davi A a.m'vtn'fltn.m.. Wildcats, 23-0, as Perry Plar- ski hurled a no-hitter, struck out 11 and hit a grandslam homer. Mark Cappel had four'hits, Pat Barnhart a homer^ triple and two singles, Wally Springman three hits and Rick Plunk two doubles for Norside. John Smith was the loser. The Dodgers rapped the Tigers, 9-2, as Jim Roberts pitched a no-hitter and struck out 12. Mike Maher had a homer and single, for the Dodgers. Jeff Jackson was the losing pitcher. Hugh Kiel hurled a no-hitter as the Cubs downed the Warriors, 7-1. He struck out 12. Roger Schleeper had a homer for the winners. Bob Johnson was the victim of Kiel's no-hitter. The Houndogs blanked the Redbirds on Steve Mathews' no-hitter and 13-strikeout performance. Tim Shewmaker had two hits for the Houndogs. Dave Sasek was the loser. Mark Crawford, Tim Johnes and Bob Schmidt combined for a no-hitter as the Indians blanked the Eagles, 17-0. Crawford and Johnes hit homers, Mike Osborne got one and John Brainerd hart a triple. Winning pitcher Dave Hartnett and Bob Eppel combined for a one-hitter as the Yankees slammed the Bluejays, 26-1. Hartnett also hit a homer and Eppel and Jeff Venardos each had two hits. The Falcons trounced the Hawks, 48-2. with Aaron Fitzgerald pitching a one-hitter. He also hit a triple, double and three singles. For the Falcons, John Chapman had a homer, Jim McComas a triple and Kevin Calame and Steve Clark each three hits. Frank Millitello hit a triple for the Hawks. The Pirates blanked the Beavers, 4-0, with Mark Mottaz hurling a one-hitter. Bob Wegen- ker and Bill Halliday each had two hits. Bob Lyons was the losing pitcher. The Blackhawks thumped the Astronauts, 22-4, behind Bill McAfee's one-hit pitching and 10 strikeouts Randy Fox had a triple and three singles for. the Blackhawks Pat Hedger was the losing pitcher and Drew Duffin got the only Astronaut hit. The Seals blanked the Cardinals, 21-0, with Dave Murray the winning pitcher. For the Seals, Mark Gaines had a triple and double, Mike Hasten a triple and two singles, Steve Henderson f wo doubles and Jeff Cairns a homer, triple and double. Doug Belcher had a double for the Cardinals. The Giants beat the Mets, 6-2, with Mike Cunningham the winning pitcher on a two-hitter and 11 strikeouts. Don Eberlln had a triple and double for the Giants. Reggie Hervey was the losing pitcher, The Redlegs topped the Red Sox, 8-4, with G«rl Co* the winning pitcher. Dennis Schiil- inger had a double for the Red. legs, Scott parr was the losing eight in three innings. He also hit a homer and double. John Heuvelman had a double and two singles, Joe Morrissey two homers and two singles and Wayne Rommars a homer and single for the Hornets. 11-12 Jay Wohnlich pitched a no- hitter and struck out 13 as the Falcons beat the Yankees, 3-1. He also hit a double. Gary Kuhn hit a triple. Mike Stumpe was the losing pitcher although he gave up only two hits and struck out seven. Winning pitcher Bob Bowen hit two triples to lead the Orioles to a 6-4 win over the Warriors. John Rende had a triple for the Orioles. Dan Wiedman was the loser. Outdoors with John Stetson Bob 13-14 Hansberry hurled a three-htuter as the Giants whipped the Yankees, 8-1. Dave Kucharczyk was the loser. Darrell McSwain had two hits for the Yankees The Colts beat the Red Sox, 6-1, behind the pitching of Bruce Baggio. who had two doubles and a single Mike Bates had a double and two singles for the Colts.-Loser was Steve Copley, who had a hit. Keith Croxton had a triple in the losing cause. In an eight inning 4-4 tie, Jim Schmidt hurled for the Falcons and Chuck Osborne for the Cardinals. Osborne struck out 15 and hit a homer and double for the hit a homerand double for the Cardinals and Dave McLaughlin a triple and single. Tony Perry had a homer and Fernando 7 Rodriguez a triple and double for the Falcons. NavalMight Dedicated to Experiment NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Here's a scoop. The Navy is conducting an experiment aboard the guided missile cruiser Springfield to determine the feasibility of serving ice cream in cones aboard ship. The 30-day experiment began June 14 while the Springfield, flagship for the commander of the U.S. 2nd Fleet, was in the torrid Caribbean. FROM UP NORTH — Here are tour members of the Milwaukee team that will be entered in the Third Annual Women's Firecracker Softball Tournament at Northside Playground on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From left to right are pitchers Helen Jaeger and Shirley Martin, catcher Diane Mizerka and shortstop and catcher Mary Rudd. Mizerka and Rudd played last year with the now defunct Oak Park Chargers, the team that won the 1967 Firecracker tourney and later played in the women's national meet. Record Purse Slated At State Fair Races The public lake, which charges one dollar per pole is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days per week. Certified Instructor Bill Stephenson, 305 Lee, Bethalto, has been appointed a certified rifle and pistol instructor, by the National Rifle Association of America. The new" instructor was appointed on the basis of experience and the successful completion of an extensive examination and is now qualified to conduct classes in basic mark- manship and safe gun handling. Stephenson joins the ranks of selected volunteer instructors throughout the country who donate many hours in the NRA small arms education program. The program has been in operation since 1876; since that time many millions of people have been taught to handle and begins, enjoy firearms safely and ef- The proposed regulations are j fectivel y- similar to ones issued a year ago for the Great Lakes and certain Northeastern coastal waters. This was the first liberalization since the requirement to detach motors was ordered in 1944. The restrictions, designed to prevent high-speed chasing of The old bug-a-boo of having to detach an outboard motor from your boat before hunting waterfowl, wWch in many instances involves the obtaining of a fast moving crippled duck on the river is being changed. Proposed Federal regulations permitting waterfowl hunting from powerboats without first detaching motors "will aid sportsmen and should not harm waterfowl," Director John S. Gottschalk of the Interior Department's Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife declared today. "Most State wildlife agencies responding to a poll by the Bureau earlier this year indicated they favored the change. The present regulations are impractical and often dangerous," Dr. Gottschalk said. The wildlife chief pointed out, however, the powerboats still must be shut down before shooting SPRINGFIELD — Franklin H. Rust, Illinois State Fair General Manager, announced today that a record total of approximately $530,000 will be distributed as purse money to horsemen during seven days of harness racing starting Friday, August 9 and continuing through Friday, August 16 at the Illinois State Fair. 'Increases have again been made in the filly and colt stakes where horse eligibility relates directly to Illinois breeding," Rust said. "A year ago the legislature made these increases possible and in so doing further encouraged development of racing industry in Illinois." Illinois continues as the lead- der in fostering colt racing having established a format which other states study with interest as they develop programs of their own. The State Fair' Colt 'Stakes were begun in 1952 with two-year-old races Three - year • old events were added in 1953 and the pattern has been continuous ever since. At present 580 standardbreds are eligible for this year's races. Owners have already made two eligibility payments with a July 15 payment and a final payment due 48 hours prior to the race. On Monday, August 12, upwards of $200,000 in purses will be offered forming the richest daytime program anywhere. Two - year - old trotters and pacers trotters and three and pacers year • old will compete in four separate competitions each worth $50,000. Added money from eligibility payments is expected to increase the value of these stakes approximately $10,000 each. Fastest miles ever posted in the colt stakes were turned in by Bob Yates, owned by Earl Zweifel of Evanston in 1964 and by the famed Bye Bye Byrd, owned by the late Rex Larkin of Chicago in 1958. Both three-year-old pacers had rec ord • sharing clockings o Steve Trappey hit a slam honwr, triple ami single and hurjed the Mustajjgs to a 234 win over the Lions. Bob Shelton and Bill Schnitfcer bit homers and Tom Innocenz) tod a homer and two singles lor The Hornets stung the Bears, .-lMlfiin ggp, tbfi winiUag pitetor, fitrtfciaa out the 10th time to the Ameri- llret tesejijan Mickey Mantle, left, and can fce&gue AMta? team, Howard - j r8 outfielder Frank will be making his first appearance in the annual classic. The game is scheduled July 9 at Houston. (AP Wlrephutu) Howard pose Monday night before the start ol the New York-Washington :59 4-5ths. ' . . Filly races worth $25,000 each or three-year-old trotters and acers will be presented on Fri- ay, August 9 and identical urses for two-year-old mem- ers of the. distaff set will be ontested. Saturday along with wo $15,000 stakes for aged trot- srs and pacers. Grand Circuit stars will be in ction Tuesday, Wednesday and :hursday. The Review Futurity rill feature two - year - olds m Wednesday and three-year- ilds on Thursday. Illinois Colt Association championships will be raced on Friday, August 16. Trucker in Neat Bit of Maneuvering .CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (AP) — A truck driver used his tractor Monday to guide an escaped railer loaded with gasoline over a half-mile stretch of curving highway before finally letting it crash in an unpopulated, wooded area along Lake Michigan. The truck exploded and flames, brought under control in about two hours, could be seen at least five miles away, witnesses said. No one was injured. Driver Doug McDougal, haul- Ing gasoline for service stations in nearby Petoskey, said he felt, the trailer, with 4,400 gallons of gasoline, break loose. Maneuvering the tractor to prevent the load from going out of control along the downgrade on U.S. 131, McDougal said, he passed several motorists from the opposite direction, a factory and a nuclear power plant. Finally, he said, he gunned the engine pf hie tractor, allowing the trailer to shoot off into the woods. MONDAY'S FIGHTS waterfowl and shooting "on the run," proved an undue burden. Removing and replacing motors is difficult in .rough ' waters. The proposed regulations will have wide application because many waterfowl hunters use outboards equipped with heavy motors, and sportsmen owning inboard motors no longer will be excluded. Under the present regulations, motors have to be detached unless the boat is beacher, resting at anchor, fastened within or tied immediately alongside of any type of fixed hunting blind. The proposed regulations appeared in the Federal Register on June 18. Interested parties have a month in which to com- Critical Eye For Mansion MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's newly refurbished governor's residence underwent a critical inspection Monday from yjsiting governors' wives who compared it to their own gubernatorial homes. They described the home as "lovely," "charming" and "perfectly gorgeous." The home was remodeled recently at a cost of more than $500,000,- about half of which represented private contributions. ment before the revisions become law. New Fee Lake A new fee fishing lake, Wilkinson's Lake, has been added to the list of other such lakes in the Telegraph area. Located on Winter Lane two and one-half miles west of Godfrey Road the lake, owned by Albert Wilkinson, is one quarter of a mile long and about seven acres total size. The lake features big carp and catfish and also has striped bass and bluegill along with a few largemouth bass. mm & co. Work Clothes that to men on the job NORTH ALTON ALTON PLAZA WILSHIBE VILLAGE EDWARDSVILLE WOOD RIVER I WILL PAY $1,00 A POUND FOR THE LARGEST FISH CAUGHT AT O'LAIRD SHADY LAKE From July 3 to July 10 — $25 for "Big John," the Carp —Also $5.00 Tags ALL WELCOME Shady Lake — North of Godfrey off 267, South of Jerseyville, off Crystal Lake Road, or 6 Miles West of Brighton. NEW QBtBANS-'Joh 1BQW, UsTVegas, rfev, Jerry Pellegrini, 147, is GODFREY, IWU n Winter Lane Godfrey Town H F ohnny Brooks . outpointe New Orleans, ued pedro

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