Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 2, 1968 · Page 8
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Freeport, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1968
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Wild Pitch En Gibson's String AGUE 1 standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League W . L. Pet. GB Detroit 49 43 38 38 38 37 27 36 35 36 37 38 38 40 40 44 .645 .544 .521 .514 .507 .493 .479 .452 .444 .389 7V4 10 10V4 11% 12V4 15 19 Cleveland Baltimore Minnesota Oakland . California Boston 35 New York ... 33 Chicago 32 Washington .. 28 Monday's Results Washington 3, New York 1 Detroit 5, California 1 Boston 3, Oakland 0 Chicago 6, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 4, Minnesota 1 Today's Games California (Murphy 2-0) at Detroit (Wilson 5-5) N Minnesota (Kaat 5-4) at Cleveland (Williams 6-4 or Hargan 5-8 N New York (Talbot 0-8 or Bahnsen 7-3) at Washington (Ortega 4-6) N Chicago (Peters 3-8) at Baltimore (Hardin 8-4) N Oakland (Krausse 5-7) at Boston (Bell 6-3) N Wednesday's Games California at Detroit (N) Minnesota at Cleveland (N) New York at Washington (N) Chicago at Baltimore (N) Oakland at Boston (N) i National League W. L. Pet. GB St. Louis .... 47 Atlanta 40 San Fran ... Cincinnati .. Los Angeles Pittsburgh .. New York .. Philadelphia Chicago 40 38 40 36 36 34 33 30 36 38 37 39 36 38 36 42 44 .610 .526 .513 .507 .506 .500 .486 .486 .440 .421 6V 7V 8 8 8V- 9% 9V2 13 14% Houston 32 Monday's Results Philadelphia 6, Chicago 4 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 1 St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 1 Cincinnati 3, Houston 2, 11 in nings Only games scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia (Fryman 10-7) al Ihicago (Jenkins 6-9) Pittsburgh (McBean 6-7) al New York (Selma 7-2) N Atlanta (Jaryis 8-5) at San Francisco (Marichal 14-3) N Cincinnati (Arrigo 4-3) al Houston (Lemaster 7-7) N St. Louis (Jaster 5-4) at Los Angeles (Singer 6-7) N . Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at New York Philadelphia at Chicago Atlanta at San Francisco Cincinnati at Houston (N) St. Louis at Los Angeles (N) Kaline's On First Tigers Beat Angels; Sox Whip Baltimore By HERSCHEL NISSENSON ] cracked his third of the season Associated Press Sports Writer j to ignite a four-run first inning Card Ace Beafs Los Angeles 5-1 By MURRAY CHASS , knocked out of the game in the Associated Press Sports Writer]seventh inning. After Don Drysdale pitched a| Gibson, however, was around major league record six straight j^it the finish and picked up his shutouts and 58 2-3 consecutive seventh straight victory for a scoreless innings, everyone 105 record. Drysdale also is 10- wondered what he could do for,5- Gibson lowered his earned an encore. I run average slightly to 1.13 He could have gotten the hit while Drysdale's ERA rose to that halted Bob Gibson's march ;oward his records, but he didn't. He could have beaten ibson when the two clashed Monday night, but he didn't. 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. 'Not Disappointed' 1.46. Elsewhere in the National League, Atlanta defeated San Francisco 5-1, Philadelphia j topped Chicago 6-4 and Cincinnati edged Houston 3-2 in 11 innings. "I won the game; I'm not disappointed at all," said Gibson, the Cardinal ace who had hurled 'ive straight shutouts and amassed 47 innings of scoreless Boyer's Bat The Cardinals promptly tied the Dodgers on Julian Javier's second-inning sacrifice fly, then (went ahead in the sixth on an- 'ROUND m SPORTS' BEAT towtnkrwt JAYCEE JUNIOR GOLF tourney winner Wally Young is shown checking his scorecard Monday with tournament director Mike Gorham. Pictured are, from left, Lee Kendle, Bob Lattig, Randy Heitz, Young and Gorham. The annual tournament attracted 50 participants. — Journal-Standard Photo. Williams Completes AL All-Star Roster pitching. It didn't take long for Gibson o end the suspense for 54,157 ans at Dodger Stadium, includ- ng 10,000 straight A high school tudents and 3,000 Girl Scouts. After retiring the first two Dodgers in the first inning, he ;ave up singles to Len Gabriel- on and Tom Haller and then vith Ron Fairly at bat, he ounced a pitch past catcher ohn Edwards for his third wild itch of the season. Gabrielson cored easily. Picked Up Win "It was all my fault," Gibson aid. "It was a wild fast ball." "It's too bad the way it hap- ened; he's a great pitcher," ommented Drysdale, who was other sacrifice fly, this one by Orlando Cepeda. Gibson drove in a run with an infield out in the three-run seventh. Clete Boyer led Atlanta past I San Francisco. He doubled and scored in the third inning, then singled across a run in the sixth. Relief pitcher Cecil Upshaw rescued starter Phil Niek- ro in the eighth inning and preserved 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 Glenn Beckert on a bases-loaded game-ending grounder after Willie Smith singled home two Gary Wagner. runs against Tommy Helms sent Tony Perez home with the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the llth inning for Cincinnati's victory over Houston. Perez walked, By DAVEO'HARA 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 classic missing with 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 lead- ing the Boston Red Sox to the 1967 pennant, went pretty much along with the players' voting in filling his bench. Kaline Misses The fourth, fifth and sixth biggest vote-getters in the outfield , - T .. , balloting were chosen. They tne national were Tony oliva of the Minneso _ Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard Pg. 8 Tues., July 2, 1968 in the annual stole second a nd continued to ;hird on John Bateman's wild ;hrow. The Astros' Dave Giusti slanked the Reds on three hits until the ninth when they rallied "or two runs and a tie. !ta Twins, hot-hitting Ken Harrelson of the Red Sox and young Rick Monday of the Oakland Athletics. Kaline, the 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- Who's on first? Would you believe Al Kaline? Believe it or not, there was the Detroit slugger, back from five weeks on the disabled list with a broken right arm, trotting out to first base Monday nignt 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 League, Cleveland tripped Minnesota 4-1, the Chicago White Sox downed Baltimore 63, Boston beat Oakland 3-0 and after Luis Aparicio reached on an error, and hit another in the fifth. Aparicio also homered, his third, while Brooks Robinson and Curt Blefary connected for the Orioles. The White Sox capped the opening inning with a double steal on which Ken Berry swiped home while Bill Voss stole second. Veteran southpaws Dick Ellsworth and Juan Pizarro, a couple of National League castoffs, combined for a four-hitter as Boston blanked Oakland. Ellsworth 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 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 reactivated Monday afternoon. Manager Mayo 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 his 10th and llth homers, Tra- cewski hit his second and Lolich, the erratic lefty, hurled a five-hitter and fanned 14, most by a Detroit pitcher this season. Lou Johnson, the happy-go- lucky outfielder acquired lastj week from the Chicago Cubs I blasted two homers and Sam I McDowell fanned 11 Twins asj Cleveland beat Minnesota. j McDowell yielded a leadoff double to Cesar Tovar, then pitched hitless ball until the| eighth, when he needed help from Stan Williams after Tony Oliva's run-scoring single. Buddy Bradford, a White Soxj outfielder, had a two-homer | night against Baltimore. He bunt that the Yanks a apparently gave 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 single, Cap and Frank fly. Camilo four-hitter. Del Unser's bunt Peterson's triple Howard's sacrifice Pascual pitched a A HAIR CUT MAKES YOU LOOK AND FEEL BETTER MIKE'S BARBERSHOP 11 North Chicago Avttiu* Pabst History During the prohibition years, Fred Pabst was convinced that the common sense of American people would some day prevail and that beer would again be legalized. As early as 1930 he started to acquire new storage tanks, kegs and other equipment necessary for brewing. He terminated leases of tenants us'me. space which would be needed after repeal of the Volstead Act. The first step toward repeal came when congress declared effective April 8, 1933 that beer with not more than 3.2% was non-alcoholic. The foresight of Fred Pabst made it possible to deliver Blue Ribbon beer the first dav it was legalized. The men who founded the Pabst brewery 121 vears ago would be proud of the quality standards of the men who brew Pabst Blue Ribbon today. John Knobel & Son Diilrlbutort Fn*p«rt, Illlnoli up first basemen for starter THREE FREEPORT BOYS recently proved there were large frogs in Yellow Creek at Krape Park. The boys caught a 15 inch frog which they later returned to the water. Pictured with their prize are, from left, Mike Hoff, Shan MacAdam and Richard Creager.'— Journal-Standard Photo. Harmon Killebrew of the Twins. Dave Johnson of Baltimore was chosen as the No. 2 second baseman behind Rod Carew of Minnesota. Other Reserves 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 oe represented by four players Wert, catcher Bill Freehan pitcher Denny McLain and outfielder Willie Horton. The Twins, Red Sox, Orioles and Athletics each will have three representatives. The Van kees and White Sox have two apiece, with California and Washington only one each. Other starters voted were third baseman Brooks Robinson of Baltimore, shortstop Jim Fregosi of the Angels, and outfielders Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox and Frank Howard of Washington. The seven-man pitching staff includes McLain, Sam McDowell and Luis Tiant of Cleveland, Jose Santiago of Boston Mel Stottlemyre of New York Tommy John of Chicago anc John "Blue Moon" Odom of Oakland. NOTICE The Following Freeport Area Body Shops Will Be Closed . . . THURSDAY July 4 * Myers Ford Sales ^ Zimmerman Chevrolet *West End Auto Body THURS. & FRI. July 4 and 5 * Metal Specialties ^Norm's Auto Body ^Service Body Co. annul STATES ioor UMHUOSl Freeport Area Body Shop Association CENTRAL STATES NOT uiuuasl Young Wins Medal Honors In JC Golf Wally Young recorded the low score Monday with a 79 in the annual Freeport Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament at Park Hills Golf Club. Young's score led the open division and also earned him the championship trophy in the 16-17-year-old age group. Jerry Bender shot an 86 to lead the 14-15-year-olds and a 91 by Mark Seeley paced the boys 10-13 division. Among the novice performers, Pat Hogan took honors in the 14-15-year-old division with a 100 and Jim Fenton carded a 95 to win the 10-13-year-old group. Young, Lee Kendle, Bender and Dale Otto had the low four scores in the tournament and earned a trip to the state meet in Springfield, July 15-17. Notre Dame Golf Stag Set July 11 John Ray, head defensive coach at Notre Dame University, will be the featured speaker at the Freeport Country Club Thursday, July 11. Ray will talk at the annual Notre Dame Club of Rockford's golf stag. Tee off time, for golfers playing 18 holes is between noon and 3:30 p.m., while nine hole golfers can tee off between 3:30 and 5:45 p.m. Following dinner, golf prizes and door prizes will be awarded. Persons interested in making a reservation may call either Chuck Luecke (232-0013) or Dave McFadden (232-9049). IT PAYS TO SHOP IN FREEPORT Sports fans are always talking about records. Certainly the pitching of Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson is proof of this. We'd like to share another record with our readers. We are indebted to the State Magazine from Raleigh, N.C., for the facts on this true story. Years ago it was common practice for neighboring towns to entertain each other on the Fourth of July with a friendly baseball game and so it happened that the town of Enfield, N.C., challenged B u z z a rd Town, N.C., on the national holiday in the 1890s. In those days there were no rule books and the challenging team had the right to suggest rules. Enfield knew its opponent was a tough one, so members of its team came up with a rule they thought would help produce a victory. Enfield had hitters that could tag the ball. Therefore it suggested the rule that if a batter hit an exceptionally long ball, he could keep circling the bases until the ball was returned to the infield. If the ball was hit far enough, the batter might be able to make two or more runs. Weeds In Outfield Buzzard Town also had some heavy hitters so it agreed to the rule even though the outfield was loaded with tall weeds and broom straw and bordered a railroad. The challenger batted first and the lead-off man hit along fly into the highest weeds. The outfielder couldn't find the ball and before his teammates came out and gave help the opposition tallied 32 runs. The next two batters were retired and Buzzard Town came to bat. Wouldn't you know it — a freight train with an open door on one of the box cars passed and the first Buzzard Town batter put the ball right through the doorway into the box car. This was a situation for action. The Enfield captain hurriedly jumped on a saddled horse and rode to the telegraph office. He wired the agent at the next station to flag the train and galloped six miles to recover the ball. By the time the captain returned with the ball a tired Buzzard Town batter had scored 147 runs and Enfield decided to quit. The record? Four batters, one inning and 179 runs. The new organization of player unions in professional sports is really something. Ben Davison, Oakland Raid- ers' defensive end, recently commented on the possible elimination of the extra point. Player Association is interested in the rule. It's a union issue. We don't want our kickers put out of work unless they can be retained. Dallas Cowboy Speaks While on the subject of football we'd like to share a few comments Dave Manders, the beefy Dallas center, made recently at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Conference held at Green Lake, Wis. Manders, who was on hand as a staff member for the 600 athletes and coaches attending the conference, warned that Dallas is grimly determined to end its string of frustration against the Green Bay Packers who have downed the Cowboys in two consecutive tense NFL showdown games. According to Manders, he and nine other regulars have been working since January to improve themselves before official practices start. January Meeting "Coach Tom Landry called the 10 of us in during January," said Manders, who missed last season due to an injury. "He laid it on the line and said we missed two titles by a whisker because we weren't strong enough physically, prepared mentally or quick enough." After talking with Landry, Manders and his nine teammates decided to start immediate work on endurance and strength. The Michigan State graduate told the group that in many ways he considered his injury, which involved surgery, a blessing. "I had time to think and I made several resolutions. The big one was that in a time of crisis I needed more than talent to lift myself out of the dumps'. Becoming involved in my Christian religion and ending wish-washy actions toward it provided me with strength." The Christian attitude of coach Landry and other teammates has helped the team overcome a racial problem, according to Manders. "We had a responsibility to the community to right this problem. It's tough for a player raised in the South to develop a proper attitude to his fellow Negro player, but our coach's beliefs have made us aware of the reasons the team should live in complete harmony," Manders said. Thought for Today: Help for any problem is always in the room with you. Kathy Whitworth Boosts LPGA Tourney Winnings 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 re- aorted today the $3,000 Miss iVhitworth won at Baltimore gives her a total of $20,255 in of- icial 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. Mickey Wright, another four- time winner this year, remained in third place with $12,412. PRICES! Meister Brau 2.98 Case 24 12Oz. B OLD-STYLE 99* 6 Pack T-Ways GILBEYS GIN $ 3.79 Quart VAT 69 S 4.98 5th IMPERIAL 5th For too July 3 & 4 TBANY • Apricot • Blackberry • Creme De Menthe • Peppermint 5th *2.39 Old Thompson 5th 3 for *10 CLOSED: JULY 7-11 OPEN: JULY 12 FALSTAFF *2.98 Case 24 12Oz. Btls. MILLER'S 2.09 12 Pack T-Ways SUNNY BROOK $ 3.59 5th Quart v.o. $ 6.99 PHILADELPHIA $ 3.79 86 Proof Quart R A I IT C LIQUOR STORE 01 III %J 219 E. 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