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Sporf Section FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Secfion Two —— F !5 Ep ^lL_!!i!y2!l' A i?y D _^ Y ' JULY } > 1968 Cubs Help Prove Red's Telling The Truth Leo Fines Adolpho For Not Hustling By MIKE BRYSON Associated Press Sports Writer A lot of things irk Leo Durocher. One 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, Adolpho Phillips, for loafing on the basepaths. Every single Cub hustled Sunday.. .all the way to a 6-2 conquest of St. Louis' National League leaders. Maintain Lead But St. Louis held on to its 6Vi; game lead as Cincinnati whipped San Francisco 5-3 and Los Angeles edged Atlanta 3-2. In other games, New York nipped Houston 1-0 and Pittsburgh stopped Philadelphia 5-2. Pete Rose's two-run homer and four singles b^y 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, pinchhitter Dave Marshall and Dick Dietz for two runs in the eighth, and Hart singled in another in the ninth before Gerry Arrigo and Clay Carroll quieted things down. Boyer Helps Dodgers Los Angeles made Ken Boyer's second RBI of the day in the third inning stand up to turn back Atlanta. The Braves had tied it 2-2 in the third on Felipe Alou's two-run double. But the Dodgers came right back on Len Gabrielson's double, 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 victory—handing the Phils their fourth straight defeat. Astro Denis Menke's confusion over a routine forceout led to New York's only run in the fifth. Ron Swoboda walked and took third on Jerry Grote's single. Greg Goossen then bounced to second and when Grote stopped in the baseline, Menke tried to tag him out, but lost the ball, permitting Swoboda to score. Tom Seaver, who struck out eight including five in the first two innings, won his seventh game and fifth straight on a five-hitter. Chicago Breaks Slump With Wins Over Cards Stockton Scores Win In Cleveland CLEVELAND (AP) - A check for $22,000 made confident Dave Stockton forget all about the oppressive heat. "The hot weather bothered me. I felt horrible and dizzy," Stockton said Sunday after he won the Cleveland Open Golf Tournament, his first tour triumph of the year. British Amateur king and playing his only seventh tourna ment, still picked up $13,200. His biggest check before Sunday was for $835 after he finished in a tie for 46th at the U.S. Open. Stockton withstood an early charge by Roberto De Vincenzo, who rallied for birdies on Nos. 14, 5 and. 6 to tie for the lead. The 26-year-old Californian Stockton regained the lead when staggered home with a one-over par 72, his worst round of the 72-hole event after earlier rounds of 69, 68 and 67. But his 276 total was two strokes better than rookie Bob Dickson of Tulsa, Okla. and eight strokes under par. Perfect Drives "I didn't feel well but I hit my drives absolutely perfect. 1 was able to make the big shots," the five-year pro said. The first prize money boosted Stockton's winnings this year to $46,159. He won two tournaments last season and collected $54,333. Stockton, whose best previous finish this year was a tie for sixth in the Dallas Open, carried a two-stroke lead into Sunday's final round. He cruised the first 13 holes of the 6,742-yard Lakewood Country Club course in fine fashion building a four-stroke advantage before wilting under 90-degree temperature. Biggest Check he too birdied the sixth and pulled away to a comfortable advantage when disaster struck De Vincenzo on the 346-yard No. 7. The South American, who finished second in the Masters, drove into a creek and then overshot the green for a double bogey 6. His 73 gave him 279 and a tie for third place with PGA titlist Don January. Deadlocked at 280 were U.S. Open champ Lee Trevino, the brash Mexican-American who closed with a 67, the best score of the day, England's Tony Jacklin and South African Bobby Cole. At 281 were Frank Beard, Gary Player, Bob Murphy, 1966 winner R. H. Sikes, Kel Nagle and Tommy Aaron. • NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - Les Gillis, 132%, New Waterford, N.S., outpointed Johnny Kueli- an, 132, Philadelphia 10; Gillis I retained North American junior Split Decision Leaves Ortiz Without Crown SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — There was confusion over the scoring but it was abundantly clear today that Teo Cruz was the new lightweight champion of the world. The 29-year-old Dominican native became the first fighter from his country to win a world title by outpointing Cartes Ortiz, Puerto Rican-born New Yorker, in 15 rounds early Sunday. The decision was first announced as unanimous, then changed to split, then back to unanimous and once again to a split verdict. Finally, it was announced that referee Zach Clay ton of Philadelphia favored Ortiz 131-130. Judge Jose A. Soto had it 145-142 and the other judge, Carlos Lugo, 146-121, both for Cruz. There is a possibility the two will met again in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Cruz now lives. It was the second t'rae Ortiz had lost the title. He regained it from Ismael Laguno of Panama in November 1965 aft»r Jos.'ng it seven months earlier. Dickson, the 1967 U.S. and I lightweight title. Midwest League Dubuque 7, Wisconsin Rapids 4 Decatur 11, Waterloo 9 Appleton 5, Quad Cities 4 (ten innings) Cedar Rapids at Clinton, postponed, rain Quincy at Burlington, postponed, rain THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS prepare for their meeting with the Chicago Cubs by holding a little pepper game since wet weather prevented the two clubs from taking their normal pre- game workouts Saturday. Pictured are, from left, Roger Maris, Orlando Cepeda and Bob Gibson.—Journal-Standard Photo. Major League '^3j3 > )) '" • I ' : ^W Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Stolen bases-Wills, Pitt., 21; American League Batting (175 at bats)-Harrel r son, Bost, .313; Monday, Oak: 1 , .304. Runs — McAuliffe, Det, 43; White, N.Y., 42. Runs batted in—F. Howard, Wash., 57; Harrelson, Bost., 54. Hits — Uhlaender, Minn., 80; F. Howard, Wash., 78. Doubles—R. Smith, Bost., 22; B. Robinson, Bait., 18. Triples — Fregosi, Calif., 8; McAuliffe, Det., 7. Home runs — F. How a r'd, Wash., 25; W. Horton, Det., 18. Stolen bases — Campaneris, Oak., 25; Cardenal, Cleve., 17 Pitching (6 decisions)—John, Chic., 7-0; McLain, Det., 14-2. Strikeouts — McDowell.i Cleve., 143; Tiant, Cleve., 130. National League Batting (175 at bats) — M. Alou, Pitt., .355; Rose, Cin., .345. Runs—Rose, Cin., 52; Flood, St.L., 47. Runs batted in — McCovey, S.F., 52; Perez, Cin., 46. Hits—Rose, Cin,, 107; Flood, St.L., 99. Doubles — Brock, St.L., 24; Rose, Cin., 22. Triples — Clemente, Pitt., 7; B. Williams, Chic., 6. Home runs — McCovey, S.F., 20; H. Aaron, Atl., 15; Hart, S.F., 15. W. Davis, L.A., 15. Pitching (6 decisions)—Marichal, S.F., 14-3; Koosman, N.Y., 11-3. Strikeouts — Marichal, S.F., 119; Singer, L.A., 116; Jenkins Chic., 116. Lena Undefeated In League Play LENA — Lena's basebal team. protects its Blackhawk Baseball League Wednesday when it hosts Pearl City. Lena is undefeated in three league Micro Wins Abbreviated Sunday Fray Rain cut the action short Sunday night, but it held off long enough for Freeport Micro Switch to score a 1-0 4Vz inning 3aseball victory over New Mill Tap of Rockford at Krape Park. Lee Hansen held New Mill hitless in the abbreviated game The game's only run came on a Greg Wohlford triple followec by a walk. The triple was one of three hits by Micro. Wednesday Micro will be home against the defending state champion semi-pro base ball team, the New Trier Mer chants. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Krape Park. outings. Sunday Lena had a 1-0 Friday Micro and New Mill get together again with this con- ad- test scheduled to be an Inter- vantage over Monroe, Wis., state League battle, when the game was called because of rain. Next Sunday Lena will meet Freeport's strong Micro Switch team. Yesterday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING — Tom Saver, Mets, fired a five-hitter, triking out eight for his fifth straight victory, beating Houston 1-0. BATTING — Bill Voss, White Sox, hit his second home run of the season and second in as many days, a grand slam that helped Chicago batter Detroit 12-0. 7 Just Another Game" Says Gibson Big D Faces Gibson In LA By HANK LOWENKRON Journal-Standard Sports Editor CHICAGO — A crowd of more than 47,000 fans is expected to jam Dodger Stadium tonight to see two of baseball's finest righthanders battle, but for at least one of the pitchers the game is just another game. St. Louis star Bob Gibson said both Saturday and Sunday that he isn't attaching an yspecial significance to the battle be- twen the two National League stars except that it is a game the Cardinals need to avoid losing three straight and having their league lead shortened. Drysdale goes against the league leaders with a 10-4 season record with six of his triumphs consecutve shutouts. Gibson has pitched five in a row and would become the second man in baseball history to accomplish the feat. "Drysdale is just another pitcher," said Gibson in an interview with The Journal-Standard. "I only think about his record when others bring it up, but all I want in Los Angeles is a victory." Gibson will be taking a 9-5 Unser Takes First COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)—Bob Unser, this year's Indianapolis 500 winner, pushed his car up a 12Vi-mile winding course in the record time of 11:54.9 and won the 1968 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Sunday. "I've for 12 record against the Dodgers, but he has won his last six games. "A month ago no one wanted to talk to me," said Gibson, "and now every reporter within 200 miles of a major league park wants to know if I'm after the record." "I don't even feel any special feeling about the game and I'm not at all nervous," commented the Nebraska native. "Records are for fans and writers," said Gibson, been playing baseball years and winning games has become the only thing that counts for me when my team is playing. "No, I'm not throwing differently," said Gibson in antici- *• pation of a question he has heard often in recent days. This will be the second time the two hurling aces battle one another this season. Drysdale owns a 1-0 shutout and Gibson wants to even the score — but he quickly states it's the win he wants and the shutout is not his goal. "Wrigley Field and Croslcy Field are the two parks I have the most trouble in since the wind usually favors the hitters and the fences are closer than in other parks," said the hero of last year's World Series, before leaving for a pepper game with teammates Orlando Cepeda and Roger Maris. Gibson has been credited with 48 consecutive scoreless innings. Drysdale's record is 58 2-3. BOB GIBSON satisfies the demands of fans at the Chicago-St. Louis contest by sjgniug a few autographs before the game at Wrigley Field. Signing autographs is one of the requests the players receive from fans and most try to take a lew minutes during pre-game preparations to make the youngsters happy with a cherished signature.—Journal-Standard Photo. Micro (1) New Mill Tap (0) ab r h ab r h Eichmeler.lf 200 Tresmer,2b 300 Herbig,2b 200 Whitesell.c 100 Norman,cf 201 Woolsey.cf 200 Ralin.lb 200 Johnson,Ib 1 0 0 Humay.ss 2 0 1 Klipow'z,3b 200 Wohlford,3b 2 1 1 Hoy.ss 200 Steinman.rf 100 Hixson.If 200 Fenwick.c 1 0 0 Rudolph,p 200 Hanson,p 100 Noffre.rf 100 Randall,rf 000 Mlller.rf 000 By HANK LOWENKRON Journal-Standard Sports Editor CHICAGO — Although doing it unwillingly Saturday and Sunday the St. Louis Cardinals demonstrated that manager Red Schoendienst knew what he was talking about before Saturday's game at Wrigley Field. "Those who say there isn't any way we can lose the NL championship are very wrong," said the skipper of the world champions in an interview with The Journal- Standard before his team battled Leo Durocher's slumping Cubs in the second of a three-game series. The high-flying Cardinals, owning a 6'/a game lead over Atlanta and San Francisco before Saturday's action, were knocked off Saturday 10-8 as the Cubs ended a seven- game losing string which included three previous shutout losses in St. Louis. The Cubs won again Sunday, 6-2, before the largest home crowd of the season, 36,414. Little did Schoendienst realize how well the two teams would prove his statements as he gave reasons he wasn't claiming the National League title for a second consecutive year with 88 games left on a 162-game schedule. Schoendienst Reasons "Our pitching could suddenly go sour or we could stop getting the timely hits and making the big defensive play," noted the former Cardinal star who is now in his fourth season as the Redbirds manager. The Cubs made the Cardinal pitching staff look weak by connecting for 14 hits in Saturday's win with six hurlers seeing action. Sunday, the Cubs showed the previous day's assault was no fluke as they rapped Steve Carlton (who tossed a one-hit shutout against Chicago in St. Louis) for three runs in the initial inning. The two victories and five runs in the opener of the series brought renewed hopes to Durocher and his charges, who set a National League record and tied the big league standard for futility during their losing streak with 48 scoreless innings. Chicago Hitting Stars Glenn Beckert, Ron Santo, Randy Hundley and veteran Ernie Banks were the leaders of the two-day surge against the league lead- ers. Beckert had four hits Saturday and Santo's three-run homer allowed the home team to overcome a St. Louis lead during a six- run sixth inning. The long blast was Santo's 12th four-bagger of the season and easily cleared the fence behind the stands in left field. Hundley had singles his first two times at bat Saturday. The Bruins started early Saturday and opened a 3-0 margin after two innings. The Cardinals almost immediately made fans start thinking of an eighth consecutive loss with five straight hits erasing the deficit during a six-run third inning. Durocher used three pitchers in a bid to stay in contention. Joe Niekro started and left after yielding the five straight hits following a strikeout of Dal Maxvill to open the inning. Jack Lamabe got the second out of the inning, but followed it with a walk and a single by Julian Javier which scored two runs. Regan Ends Parade Bill Stoneman finally ended the inning by having Maxvill hit into a forceout. He lasted until the sixth when his own throwing error helped produce a run and Darcy Fast came in to end a threat on Tim McCarver's force- out. Fast left for pinch hitter Al Spangler, who opened the big sixth inning with a single. After taking the lead Durocher decided to use his ace reliever Phil Regan and the move paid off with a win for the former Dodger who protected the lead. Sunday Durocher was able to give his bullpen a rest as Bill Hands gave a much needed route-going effort in scattering the Cards to eight hits. Banks and Billy Williams each had two hits Sunday. Jim Hickman drove home three runs while banging his first homer of the season. Llnescorcs: Saturday's Game: £'-. Louis 006 001 001— 811 0 Lnicaso 211 OOG OOx—10 14 2 Washburn. Mlkkelscn (3), Willis (5), Nelson (6) Granger (fi), Hoerner (8) and McCarver; Niekro Lamabe (3), Stoneman (3), Fast (B), Regan (7) and Hundley. Sunday's Game: Chicago 300 020 OlX—G 8 1 St. Louis 001000010—2 8 0 Carlton, Hughes (7) and McCarver; Hands and Hundley. Totals 15 1 3 Totals 160 0 Micro 010 Ox—1 New Mill Tap 000 00—0 3B—Wohlford. New Rain Check Policy Starts At Park Hills A change in policy at the Park Hills Golf Course has been announced by Joe Gentz, manager of the course. Effective immediately rain checks will be presented to golfers who complete less than 12 holes when stopped by the weather. Golfers finishing three or less holes will be given a rain check for 18 holes, while others completing 4-11 holes will be presented with a nine-hole check. Individuals completing 12 or more holes will not be given a rain check. Previously this season no rain checks were issued at any time. Also, reduced rates for playing on the new west course have been announced. Individuals using the west course may play for 50 cents less than those on the oast course. Exceptions to this policy will be made on junior, twilight and league rates. Sox Score 12 Runs; John Posts Shutout By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer A day full of Eddie Stanky is easy to take for a ballplayer who as just had a week full of sergeants. So Tommy John and Tom Westberg Fires Perfect Game For Newell Bob Westberg faced the minimum 21 batters for Newell Sunday as he pitched a 5-0 perfect softball game against Mount Morris. Westberg struck out 10 batters. The victory was NewelPs seventh straight and 24th of the season. The second game was rained out. Newel scored its first run on singles by Wendy Cox and Bill Jacobs, plus two erors. Bob Lenius scored the second run with a homer. Cox and Jacobs followed with triples and both scored on errors. Newell will be out to protect its streak tonight at Chery Valley against Bclvidere. McCraw, sprung from National iuard duty by weekend passes to spend Sunday with Stanky and the White Sox, led Chicago to a 12-0 romp over Detroit. John pitched a five-hitter for lis seventh straight victory and McCraw slammed three hits including a pair of doubles and scored twice. Other Scores Elsewhere in the American League Sunday, New York trimmed Oakland 4-2, California socked Washington 8-4, Cleveland topped Boston 7-5 in 10 innings, and Baltimore dropped Minnesota 6-4. McCraw and John, both members of an Indiana Air National Guard unit, are halfway through their annual two-week tour of duty at Alpena, Mich. They flew to Detroit for Sunday's game. Voss Hits Grand Slain Bill Voss and Sandy Alomar, untroubled by military problems, helped John and McCraw carry off the Detroit maneuvers. Voss walloped a grand slam home run—his third major i league homer and second in two days against the Tigers—and Alomar slapped four hits, stole three bases, and scored four runs. John, whose 7-0 record is even more impressive when you consider the White Sox' troubles this season, struck out five and walked none for his first shutout of the year. Roy White tagged a two-run homer in the seventh inning, giving the Yankees their victory over Oakland. White's seventh homer of tiie year snapped a 2-2 tie. i helped build a four-run Califor- 'nia 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 personal 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. Worthington Fails Chance, leading 4-3, left for a pinch hitter in the seventh because of the heat but Al Worthington couldn't protect the edge. Three walks loaded the bases and Dave Johnson's pinch single Steve Hamilton came out of the bullpen to strike out Reggie Jackson, ending an eighth inning Oakland threat and saving the victory for Steve Barber. Jackson had homered and singled and scored the A's second run earlier. Quick Start Chuck 1 Union's two-run triple plus sacrifice flies by Brooks Robinson and Curt Mottbn produced three runs. Tony Oliva socked two home runs for the Twins. Duke Sims hammered a three-run homer in the 10th, giving Cleveland its third consecutive victory over the Red Sox. Sims unloaded after two walks and the Indians added another run on Jose Cardenal's double and a single by Vern Fuller. The Red Sox got two runs back in the bottom of the 10th but the rally fell short. Ken Harrelson had snapped an O-for-10 string with his 16th homer, tying it for Boston in the eighth. IAJOR LEAGUE standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. St. Louis ... 46 30 .605 — Atlanta 39 San Fran. .. Los Angeles Cincinnati .. Pittsburgh . New York .. Phila'phia .. Chicago Houston — 40 40 37 36 36 33 33 32 36 37 38 37 36 38 36 41 43 .520 .519 .513 .500 .500 .486 .478 .446 .427 6V-! 6 ',2 7 8 8 9 12 13',2 Saturday's Results Chicago 10, St. Louis 8 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 0 Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia 0 Houston 2, New York 0 Los Angeles 7, Atlanta 2 Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 6, St. Louis 2 New York 1, Houston 0 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 3 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 2 Today's Games St. Louis at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at Houston, N Atlanta at San Francisco Philadelphia at Chicago Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Philadelphia at Chicago Pittsburgh at New York, N Atlanta at San Francisco, N Cincinnati nt Houston, N St. Louis at IMS Angeles, N American League W. L. Detroit 48 27 Cleveland ..42 36 Baltimore .. 38 34 Minnesota .. 38 35 Oakland .... 38 36 California .. 37 37 Boston 34 38 New York .. 33 39 Chicago .... 31 40 Wash'n 27 44 Pet. G.B. .640 — .538 7V4 .528 .521 .514 .500 .472 .458 .437 .3110 8 Vi8 9 9 Vi 10 Vis 15 19 Saturday's Results Washington 8, California 2 Oakland 5-4, New York 2-5 Cleveland 8-4, Boston 1-1 Detroit 5, Chicago 2 Baltimore 5, Minnesota 1 Sunday's Results California 8, Washington •! Baltimore (i, Minnesota 4 New York 4, Oakland 2 Cleveland 7, Boston 5, 10 innings Chicago 12, Detroit 0 Today's Games Minnesota at Cleveland, N California at Detroit, N New York at W;<shinnl<)n, N Chicago at Baltimore, N Oakland at Boston, N Tuesday's Games California at Detroit, N Minnesota at Cleveland, N New York at Washington, N Chicago at Baltimore, N Oakland at Boston, N

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