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Section B Pages 1 to 14 EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport* Classified Established Jan. 15, 1836 ALTON, ILL., SATUROAV, JULY 6, 1968 Price lOc Member Associated Press Cardinals Score in 12th to Beat Giants ByllERSCHELNtSSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds came up with some late-inning lightning Friday night but the thunder belonged to the Houston Astros. And when the day's schedule was over it looked as though an earthquake had struck the National League, standings. The league-leading Cards tied the score with two out in the ninth inning, then edged S'an Francisco 4-3 on Tim Me- Carver's run-scoring single in the 12th. A two-run double by Lee May in the 12th gave the Reds a 2-0 triumph over Los Angeles. And the light-nltting Astros exploded for five runs with two out in the ninth and outslugged Atlanta 13-9. In another night game, Chris Shbrt and the Philadelphia Phillies pol'shed off the New York Mets 34. Bob Veale spun a two- hitter as Pittsburgh downed the Chicago Cubs 4-0 in an afternoon contest. St. Louis' come-from-behind victory Increased the Cards' lead to nine games over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, tied for fourth starting 'the day but now in a virtual deadlock for second. They leaped over the Braves and Qhhts, each 9^ games back. Philadeohla moved into sixth place, 11 games-out, while the Dodgers dropped to seventh, 12 back. The Mets, Cubs and As-> tros remained eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively. With a staggering nine-game lead prior to the All-Star break, one would think the streaking St. Louis Cardinals would be thinking about a second straight National League pennant. Manager Red Schoendienst is too smart for any premature predictions, however. Playing it coy, the St. Louis skipper refused to display any optimism following his club's 4-3, 12-inning victory over the San Francisco Giants Friday night. "it's a pretty good lead," admitted Schoendienst after the world champions' fifth straight victory. "But it's .not good enough. There are just too many good clubs in this league." Schoendienst conceded he "had no idea we'd be this far ahead" when he made a preseason evaluation. "You can never tell how you'll do. I knew we were good, but it's like a trade—you never know who they'll turn out." The Cardinals flashed their championship quality by overcoming a 3-0 Giants' lead and riding the impressive relief of rookie Wayne Granger into the 12th.' Ninth-timing singles by Ed Spiezio, Julivan Javier and Curt Flood enabled the Cardinals to send the game into extra innings. Flood opened the 12th with a single off Joe Gibbon. After Orlando Cepeda forced him, Mike Shannon doubled Cepeda to third and McCarver, who had failed twice in bases-loaded situation, punched a single to left. The Giants took a 3-0 lead in the sixtn on Willie McCovey's sacrifice fly and Jim Hart's two-run homer. But the Cards got two runs back in the seventh on Jim Davenport's three-base throwing error. Don Drysdale of Los Angeles and George Culver of Cincinnati traded five-hit shutouts through 10 innings but both had left for pinch haters when May doubled off Don Sutton in the 12th after Tony Perez singled and stole second and Johnny Bench was purpose'y passed. Atlanta reliever Claude Raymond, who scored an unearned run in the seventh that gave the Braves a 9-8 lead, retired the first two Houston batters in the ninth before the roof fell in. Hector Torres singled, Rusty singled home the tying run. Denis Menke, traded from Atlanta to Houston last winter, then slumped his second homer of the season and Doug Rader followed with his third round- tripper. Veale, a towering left-hander, retired 22 straight batters from the first, to the eighth innings as the Pirates beat he Cubs for heir Istii win in 24 games in a surge f ,h?.t has carried them from las', place less than a month ago. They crored all their runs in the fifth on Donn Clendenon's RBI single. Bill Mazeroski's two-run double and a single by Maury Wills. Short fired a five-hitter, struck out 11 and started a two- run rally with a sixth-inning single as the Phillies topped the Mets. Tom Seaver had held the Phils hi'less until Richie Allen tripled to open the fifth and scored on Tony Taylor's sacrifice fly Don Plarski Sports Editor Nevele Pride is the strongest Hambletonian favorite to come along since Noble Victory dominated the three-year-old trotting division in 1965. But who will ever forget Noble Victory's sad plight that year in the most prestigious race in all of harness racing. Like Nevele Pride, Noble Victory was trained and driven by Stanley Dancer — and the similarity does not end here. Noble Victory finished his juvenile campaign (1964) with a record of 18 wins in 19 tries, was voted Two-Year-Old Trotter of the Year, and earned $141,163, then second best in history. Nevele Pride scored 29 times in 32 starts last season and swept both the Two-Year-Old and Horse of the Year titles while collecting a record $222,913. , Noble Victory tied Scott Frost's 2:00 race record during the 1964 Lexington Fall Trots to become one of the two fastest juvenile race trotters of all time. During the 1967 season Nevele Pride's 1:58 2-5 win at Lexington shattered both the 2:00 colt mark held by Noble Victory and Scott Frost and the 1:58 3-5 filly standard set in 1961 by Impish, also a Lexington. Noble Victory was even more devastating during most of his sophomore season, recording 27 wins in 2,8 lifetime starts — including 21 in a row prior to the Hamiltonian. Nevele Pride, now with 30 firsts in 33 lifetime efforts, is unbeaten in four starts this year and has banked $329,799. Dancer is hoping similarity between his two famous colts ends here Hambletonian Day, Sunday, August 25. Although Stan has earned more than $10-million during his career and has captured most of sulkdom's prizes — he has never won a Ham- bletonian. The New Jersey horseman came close in 1965 but Egyptian Candor, owned by his wife, won a four-heat marathon for substitute driver Del Cameron. Dancer had elected to drive Noble Victory who only the week before had handled Egyptian Candor with ease at Sportsman's Park in Chicago. Noble Victory did not like the muddy track and was eliminated after the third heat. As trainer of both NV and Egyptian Candor, Dancer could have driven Egyptian Candor in the race-off, but declined. Most observers of the sulky scene feel Dancer can't miss this time with Nevele Pride. The Harness Racing Institute rated the son's Star's Pride ( already the sire of five Hambletonian champions) first in its annual Experimental Speed Ratings. One June 21, in only his third start of the season, Nevele Pride set the half -mile track world record of 2:01 in the $15,100 Battle of Saratoga. Then, last week in the $166,746 Dexter Cup at Roosevelt Raceway, the Nevele Acres and Louis Resnick-owned colt beat 10 of his top rivals by four lengths in 2:02 2-5 stakes record time. Nevele Pride was never in serious danger in the Dexter Cup after taking over at the three-quarter from non-eligible Yankee Town to breeze home. Castleton Farm's Snow Speed was a fast closing second over Keystone Spartan. Other beaten Hambletonian contenders included the well regarded Kerry Pride, Ole Hanover, Larengo Hanover, Dart Hanover, Master Yankee and Fashion Hill. % » * George Hunt, former Alton High School track star, will be among the athletes training at Lake Tahoe, Nev., later this month for the Olympics at Mexico City in October. George, known by his friends as Peewee, raced in the Olympic trials last weekend on the West Coast and made a good showing in the 800-meter race. The group of athletes being assembled at Tahoe are in the final stages of being picked for the Olympic team. Steady improvement by Peewee could land him in a spot on the U.S. team. * * * Dean Burk, former Highland High School Star and now in the Cubs' organization (in Texas League), pitched a no-hitter recently. AMERICAN LEAGUE VV L Pet. G.B. Detroit 53 27 .663 — Cleveland 46 37 .554 8K Baltimore 41 38 .532 10W Boston 39 38 .506 12U Minnesota 39 39 .500 13 Oakland 38 41 .481 14U California 37 42 .468 16$, New York 35 41 .461 16 Chicago 33 43 .434 18 Washington 29 46 .387 21 % Friday's Results New York 2, Baltimore 1 Detroit 8, Oakland 5 Cleveland 5, California I Chicago 4, Washington 2 Boston 4, Minnesota 2 Today's Games Oakland (Dobson 5-8) at Detroit (Wilson 6-5) California (Brunei 6-9) at Cleveland (McDowell 7-7) Chicago (John 7-0) at Washington (Coleman 4-9) Baltimore (Leonhard 3-3) at New York (Barber 1-2) Minnesota (Boswell 7-7) at Boston (Bell 6-3) Sunday's Games Chicago at Washington Oakland at Detroit Baltimore at New York, 2 Minnesota at Boston, 2 California at Cleveland, 2 Monday's Games No games scheduled NATIONAL TEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. 51 30 St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Atlanta San Fran. Philadelphia Los Angeles New York Chicago Houston 40 37 41 38 41 39 42 40 37 38 40 43 37 32 35 45 34 46 .630 — 9 9 Floyd Gets Another Shot STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Floyd Patterson gets a chance in September to become a heavyweight boxing champion for the third time. The New Yorker signed Thursday to meet Jimmy Ellis of Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14 for the World Boxing Association version of the heavyweight title. The fight will be held in the 52,000-seat Raasunda soccer sta dium with Ellis defending the WBA crown he won last April by defeating Jerry Quarry in Los Angeles. WITTELS Dial 462-5167 JQHNSQN CINTURY NEW IUMMER STORE HOURS; f ue«a»y-'JPbujriflfty tutf 9 »•>«• to 8 p.m. I auu. to Bi8Q .519 .519 .513 .512 .493 11" .482 12 .468 13 .438 15V4 .425 16'/4 Friday's Results Philadelphia 3, New York 1 Houston 13, Atlanta 9 Pittsburgh 4,'Chicago 0 St. Louis 4, San Francisco 3, 12 nnlngs Cincinnati 2, Los Angeles 0, 12 Innings •Today's Games Pittsburgh (Slsk 4-2 and Walker 0-0) at Chicago (Jenkins 7-9, and Holtzman 5-5), 2 New York (Jackson 1-3) at Phlla- delphal ((Fryman 10-8) St. Louis (Gibson 10-5) at San Francisco (Marlchal 15-3) Cincinnati (Mnloney 8-4) at Los Angeles (Singer 6-7), N Houston (Glustl 5-8 and Lemaster 8-7) at Atlanta (Nlckro 616 and Jar- Is 8-6), 2, day-night. Sunday's Games Houston at Atlanta Cincinnati at Los Angeles St. Louis at San Francisco New York at Philadelphia, 2 Pittsburgh at Chicago, 2 Monday's Games No games scheduled Mays, Mantle Will Captain NEW YORK (AP) - Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle will captain their respective squads n the 39th renewal of the All- Star Game in the Houston As. trodome next Tuesday. The San Francisco and New York Yankee superstars were named today by the All-Star managers, Red Schoendienst of :he National League and Dick Williams of the American League, because of their long and outstanding 'services in prior games. The idea of team captains was suggested by Commissioner William D. Eckert. One of their, duties will be to present the lineup cards to the umpires before the start of the game. FRIDAY'S FIGHTS TURIN, Italy — Nino Benvenutl 164, Italy, stopped Jimmy Ramos 163, Boston. 4. Non-title. DURBAN, South Africa — Curtis Cokes, 150%, Dallas, knocked ou Joseph Slsht, 152K, Natal Province 5. Non-title. Players Want Agreement In NFL War SHANNON TRIES BUT DOESN'T MAKE IT — Mike Shannon (18), St. Louis third baseman, attempts to score behind Orlando Cepeda (30) on Tim McCarver's shallow single in the 12th inning Fri- day night but is tagged out by San Francisco catcher Bob Barton. Giants pitcher Joe Gibbon (28) is in foreground. Umpire is Shag Crawford. • Cardinals edged Giants, 4-3, in 12 innings. (AP Wirephoto) Chamberlain Traded, Lakers Give Up Three PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilt Chamberlain, the Philadelphia 76ers' brilliant but stormy center who fashioned the dunk shot into a modern-day sports egend, has ben traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for three flayers and cash, the Associated Press has learned. Chamberlain, greatest offefr sive player in National Basketball Association .history, was dealt to the West Coast team for center Darrall Imhoff, guard Archie Clark and forward Jerry Chambers. The amount of cash involved was not disclosed. It also was learned Friday that Jack Ramsay, 76ers' general manager for three years, was chosen as the new coach to fill the post vacated by Alex Hannum. Hannum, only coach to lead the team to an NBA title resigned recently to go with the Oakland club of the rival American Basketball Association. The trade was expected to be announced next Monday or Tuesday. But Chamberlain, con tacted in San Francisco Friday night by the Los Angeles Times, aid there will be no announcement concerning him on either of those days because he hopes o meet with 76er owner Irv Kosloff at that time and "wind up my business or settle it with the 76ers." He added: There can be no trade involving me without my permis- ion. 'I do like the West Coast and expect to wind up here. I don't know right now exactly where I will wind up, but I think I'm going to make a move." The trade obviously solved a dilemma that has troubled the 76ers since the end of the 1967-68 season. Ramsay admitted the 76ers were having trouble signing the record-breaking 7-foot-l star- as is the case every year. Although the general manager WIL1> CHAMBERLAIN Freehan Sparks Tigers By ED SCHUYLER JR, Associated Press Sports Writer The Fourth of July was over, but that didn't stop BUI Freehan from firing a couple of more rockets out of Tiger Stadium, The husky All-Star catcher cannonaded Oakland pitching with a pair of three-run homers Friday night in powering the American League-leading Tigers to an 8'5 victory over the Athletics. Freehan now has 14 homers- five in the last five games, all of them victories lor the Tigers, who have won 10 of their last 11. In other AL action, Boston topped Minnesota 4-2, the Chica;o White Sox beat Washington 2, fhe NJW. York Yankees nipped Baltimore 24 and cieye- land teat Sap*fcl, Freetum climaxed a four-run Detroit first with a 400-foot shot. His second blast came in the fifth apd carried 430 feet into the left centerfield stands. The six runs batted in gave Freehan 45 for the season. Last year he had 20 homers and 74 RBI. Three of Oakland's runs Friday night came on Danny Water's homer. The Athletics have lost'seven straight. Ken Harrelson started Boston on its way to a fifth straight vie- tgry by clubbing a three-run homer in the first inning. He now has 17 with 60 RBI. Cesar Tovar homered for the Twins who were replaced in fourth place by Boston. Luis Aparicio and Piiane Josephson provided the Chicago power and enabled Bob prlddy to get his first victory against four losses although the needed relief help from Wilbur Wood. Aparicio hit a solo homer in. the first, and jogephson got a two-run shot in the second. Prid dy allowed Washington three hits before running into contro trouble. Wood held the Senators hitless over the final three in nings. Pitcher Fritz Peterson singlet to lead 'off the ninth, advanced on a fly ball and scored on Andy Kosco's two out single for New York's victory. Peterson, who pitched three-hitter, retired the first Baltimore batters before Andy Etchebarren tripled in. the sixtl and scored on Mark Belanger's sarciflce fly. Larry Brown drove in three runs with a pair of singles in Cleveland's victory over Califor nla, TWO of his RBI came in a three-run ninth. Sonny Slebert lost his shutou in the ninth of the rain-delayed game when Don MJncher horn ered. stan Williams relieved fol lowing a walk and got the fins out. DARRALL IMHOFFF JKWtY CHAMBERS neither confirm nor deny he trade, he also said that "i appears unlikely that we wil sign him" for the 1967-68 NBA season. "If you're looking for odds,' tlamsay said, "I'd have to saj that they were not in favor of us signing him. And if we didn' sign him ... we'd have to find another solution." Asked flatly, "Has Chamber lain been traded?" Ramsay replied. "No comment. We have mad no statement and we have n comment to make on that." In Los Angeles, the Lakers management took the same pos ture. Laker owner Jack Kent Cook and General Manager Frei Schaus were reported to be ou of the city. However, informe sources noted that the Chamber lain deal has been a persisten rumor and the Lakers' manage ment have never issued a stron denial, only "no comment." The 32-year old Chamberlain a Philadelphia product, ha been a controversial figure o and off the court despite his ob vious brilliance among pro bas ketball's elite. It was the contract impass among other things, which ap parently led to the deal. Cham berlain, among the highest-sala ried athletes at $250,000-a-yea plus, reportedly wanted mor money, plus a say in the namin of the team's coach. Aces Retain First Place The Alton Aces stayed ato the Tandy League standing Thursday with a 6-4 win ove the St. Louis Phillies at S Louis. The victory gave the Aces 10-0 record for the first half o the season. Bon Ealey was the winnin pitcher Boyd drove in the tw winning runs in the ninth wit a single with two outs. The A';es are home Sunday a 1:30. y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Only one demand seems to be reventing settlement of the eud between the National Foot- all League Players Association nd NFL club owners. After days of rumors, NFL layers Friday, for the first me openly, threatened to trike unless their demands for pension plan are met. John Gordy, all-pro offensive guard with the Detroit Lions nd players association presi- ent, said in a statement, "As ong as the owners refuse to re- olve the pension problems, we ave no choice but to take ap- ropriate action." Another players' spokesman aid appropriate action meant a trike. Howard Mudd of the San 'rancisco 49ers, said, "The of- er on the owners' part is not atisfactory. Our demand is not unreasonable." Mudd spoke to Don Yehl of the Midland, Mich., Daily News a telephone interview from lis home in Redwood City, CaL f. Mudd played prep football in Midland. He said professional baseball players currently get $1,100 monthly at age 65 while NFL layers with at least five years f experience are given $450. Gordy and others who met ast weekend at Detroit with iwners' representatives report- idly asked for contributions of 100,000 from each of the 16 NFL clubs to swell the pension account. The figure was report- dly too high for the owners. However, Mudd was optimis tic about a settlement of the dis pute. "The end is in sight," he said. His 49ers hope to open their rookie camp next week. Other later teams have scheduled opening dates. Vince Lombard!, general manager of the Green Bay Packers, said Friday night in a .elevision interview in Green Bay he hopes personal discipline will dissuade NFL players from a strike which could keep summer training camps idle. It was Lombardi's first public comment on the salary and pension talks since they began. 'Lombardi said owners have agreed to 21 of 22 demands of the players. A-Packers' players spokesman said players would not report to training camp July 10 unless all demands are met. Meanwhile, Carroll Rosenbloom, owner of the Baltimore Colts, suggested the NFL consider suspending oprations this year because of the threatened strike. Rosenbloom told the Baltimore Evening Sun that if the league suspended operation for one year, the players "would realize what they are missing." Bob Lurtsema, a starting defensive tackle with the New York Giants, told the Midland Daily News Friday that three of the four major demands had been met, with the exception being the pension issue. Lurtsema, who works during the off season in Midland, said a settlement has been reached whereby second year men will receive a minimum salary of $12,000 and third year men $13,000. There are no announced meetings between players and owners in efforts to solve the pension squabble. Owners reportedly do not oppose the idea of a pension plan, but the amount of money involved is in dispute. 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