Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 3, 1968 · Page 11
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Sporf Section FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Section Two FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1968 Marichal Scores 15th Triumph, 5-0 Jenkins Answers Becker's Request By HANK LOWENKRON Journal-Standard Sports Editor CHICAGO — Eight games in five days has given Chicago Cubs pitching coach Joe Becker some reason for concern. "We certainly could use a few extra hurlers or a chance to give the bull pen "a little rest," said the former Cleveland Indians catcher before Tuesday's Wrigley Field game with Philadelphia. "The extra ball games may make us play better," said Chicago manager Leo Durocher. Ferguson Jenkins, the hard- luck pitcher of the Cubs this season, answered one of Becker's requests by going all the way and registering his seventh win in 16 decisions with a 5-3 victory. Jenkins, honored as the outstanding Canadian athlete in the nation Monday, celebrated the award a day. late by spacing eight hits and fanning six. The 24-year-old righthander helped his cause by doubling home what proved to be the winning runs in the eighth. Philadelphia used doubles by Philadelphia 'used doubles by Minnie Rojas and Johnny Callison to take a 1-0 advantage in the opening canto. An error gave Glenn Beckert new life in the bottom half of the first and the Cubs utilized the miscue to prolong their inning and take the lead. Beckert and recently acquired Gene Oliver singled Santo home. A Beckert double and Randy Hundley's single boosted Chicago's lead to 3-1 in the third and the hurlers kept home plate unscratched until Jenkins doubled home two big runs in the eighth. On ' the double Jenkins hustled to third as the throw hustled to third as the throw from the outfield went wild. The extra effort may have taken something from the 205- pound Canadian. After retiring 18 of 19 batters from the third through the eighth Jenkins yielded a double to Callison, a homer to right by John Briggs 'and a single to Rico Joseph. Durocher visited with Fergie and decided to let him try and finish. Two flys to left followed before Rojas lined a pitch toward center. Jenkins quickly lowered his glove about four inches from the ground and ended the game by snaring the liner. It didn't take a baseball expert te know Jenkins" was elated. Almost as quickly as the final out was recorded he shared his joy with some happy fan who caught the ball Jenkins tossed Ron Santo doubled home into the stands. Cub Talk: The five day surge of activity by Chicago includes a "Bat Day" doubleheader against Pittsburgh Saturday. The first 10,000 qualified youngsters who enter Wrigley Field will receive Little League versions of the famous Louisville Slugger bat used by most big leaguers. One bat will be given to each child-adult pair for children 14 and younger. The gates will swing open at 10:30 a.m. The Phillies battle Chicago twice on the Fourth of July with Pittsburgh also having a twinbill Sunday. Box Score: Philadelphia (3) ab r h Rojas,2b Chicago (5) ab r h 1 1 Kessin' 502 400 Bcckert,2b 421 Gonzalez,cf 3 0 1 Wllliams.lf 400 Alien,If 400 Santo,3b 312 Callison,rf 4 1 3 201 3 1 1 Smith,Ib 2 1 1 Joscph,3b 4 0 1 Hundley,c 301 Ryan.c 4 0 1 Hickman.rf 300 Fryman,p 1 0 0 Spangler.rf 1 0 0 Wagner.p 000 Phillips,cf 1 1 1 1 0 0 Jenkins.p 201 000 1 0 0 Farrell.p l.P Dairy 'pi, ph Totals 34 3 8 Totals 30 5 10 E—Briggs, Gonzalez. DP—Philadelphia 2. LOB—Philadelphia 7, Chicago 8. 2B—Rojas, Santo, Phillips, Beckert, Callison, Smith, Jenkins. MRS—Briggs (2). SB—Phillips. S— Fryman, Jenkins, Hundley. RBI— Callison, Briggs (2), Santo, Oliver, Hundley, Jenkins (2). Score by Innings: Philadelphia 100 000 002—2 Chicago 210 000 02.x—5 Ip h h er bb so Fryman (1 10-8) 473131 Wagner 200011 Jenkins (w 7-9) 983326 Fryman faced 1 man in 5th. T—2:12. A—10,932. Giants' Ace Holds Braves To Five Hifs; Cards Win By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Juan Marichal apparently has nothing to fear from the rest of he National League in his quest for a 30-game season. It's his in- iury incidence he has to worry about. Marichal, whose greatness has been hampered only by a series of injuries, breezed to his 15th victory against three defeats Tuesday night, pitching a five-hitter as San Francisco defeated ^Atlanta 5-0. The triumph gave Marichal a victory over every team in the league, made him the winning- est pitcher in the m a j o r s and placed him at the halfway mark n his effort to become the first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean in 1934. In other games, St. Louis debated Los Angeles 5-3, Houston ilanked Cincinnati 2-0, Pittsburgh edged New York 2-1 and Chicago defeated Philadelphia 5-3. For Marichal, a four-time 20- game winner, this is the earliest he's ever won his 15th. Previously, the earliest he reached this point was July 15, 1966. But in that season, as in all but one, 1963, the 29-year-old right-hander lost some pitching time because of injuries. The victory over the Braves was his first against them since !ept. 26, 1966. Willie Mays provided much of the support, rap- ling three straight hits, includ- ng a run-scoring single and a bunt single that set up another run. Denny Lemaster limited Cincinnati to four hits in bringing only two hits, but they were aided by two wild pitches by Gerry Arrigo and two errors by Tommy Helms. Pittsburgh edged New York on Bud Harrelson's two-out error n the ninth inning. Donn Clendenon scored from third when Harrelson lost Manny Mota's grounder. Drysda/e Praises Cards Allen Cured Tilting Head By Using Waner's Advice Editor's Note: The following is the 12th in a series of articles on hitting hints by major league baseball stars. The series will finish with an article by Willie Mays, the National League's all-time home run king. By RICH ALLEN Of The Philadelphia Phillies Most of the help I got in hitting came from Hall of Famer Paul Waner. I was only 18 at the time and getting ready to break into organized ball with Elmira in the Philadelphia farm system. Paul gave me confidence right off the bat by telling me I had a good quick bat and that. < I shouldn't let anybody fool with my swing. He told me how I must learn to get my bat on top of the ball and get my body around in the swing. Quickness On Contact I bat right handed but Paul impressed on me how the left hand pulls' the bat and how the quickness in the swing comes right at the .moment of contact. Paul got me to stand up more and hold my head up so I could take a better look at the pitches. One day he got a newspaper and said: "Show me how you read this newspaper." I held the paper straight up, almost opposite my eyes. "Now that's exactly how you should look when you're batting," Waner said, "except that you look at the pitcher and the ball instead of tilting your head." Gets Better Look I was tilting my head and he straightened that out. This enabled me to get a better and longer look at the pitches. Paul also helped me to keep my weight on my rear foot. If a youngster applies some of these principles in hitting he might make better contact. A quick bat comes from quick hands. Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves is a good example of that quickness, and he is strong. I think power comes from the hands and forearms. That's one of the reasons why I constantly squeeze a rubber ball. It helps to keep my hands and forearms strong. A BOARD OF STRATEGY meeting takes place before Tuesday's Chicago Cubs battle with Philadelphia in Wrigley Field. Discussing plans are, from left, manager Leo Durocher, coaches Pete Reiser and Joe Amalfitano. — Journal-Standard Photo. Ashe, Graebner Can Save Wimbledon Some Money By GEOFFREY MILLER Associated Press Sports Wrier WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Arthur Ashe and Clark raebner U.S. Davis Cup stars with the booming services, set out today to try to save the All- England Club $4,320. ;he two Americans defeated their Australian professional opponents to reach the final of the first Open Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. Ashe, of Richmond, Va., faced Rod Laver, the Wimbledon RICH ALLEN, 26, despite hand and shoulder injuries the last two years, has batted above .300 in each of his four seasons with the Phillies and has played on the last three National League All-Star teams. His career average is .311. Sfafe Officials Plan Four Public Drawings SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) The Illinois Conservation Department said today public drawings will be held July 27 and 28 and Aug. 3 and 4 for duck blinds on public properties along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Hunters must be present at the drawings to be held at sites listed by the department. Minor Leagues By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Buffalo 5-2, Louisville 3-1 Jacksonville 7, Syracuse 5 Columbus 7, Toledo 3 Rochester 8, Richmond 6 Pacific Coast League Hawaii 4-1, Okla City 2-6 Tulsa 5, Tacbma '0 Indianapolis 7, San Diego 2 Denver 5, Phoenix 3 Seattle 5, Vancouver 0 Portland 8, Spokane 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS in Tuesday's game at Houston include New York Yankee first baseman Mickey Mantle, left, and Washington outfielder Frank Howard. Mantle has been named for the 16th time and Howard is making his first appearance in the annual classic. — AP Photofax. fc M-"''-•• '• <>$&, •' • ;$H •">'• Maipr League . /**&»}; * : ->.- '••:.— - i ••••^W Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League champipn Graebner, had to play Tony Roche. of of 1961 and ..1962.'is one reason why officials are New York City, happy over the outcome of the BATTING — (175 at bats)Harrelson, Bost., .315; Monday, Oak., .301. RUNS — McAuliffe, Det., 43; Yastrzemski, Bost., 42. RUNS BATTED IN - F. Howard, Wash., 58; Harrelson, Bost., 57. HITS — Uhlaender, Minn., 82; Oliva, Minn., 79. DOUBLES — R. Smith, Bost,, National League BATTING (175 at bats) —M. Alu, Pitt., .353; Rose, Cin.,.340. RUNS - Rose, Gin., 53; Flood, St. L, 48. first Open Wimbledon Tourna- There are prizes at stake of.ment. They've been saved plen- $4,800 for the winner and $3,120 for the runner-up. But Ashe and Graebner, competing as for amateurs, expenses ;y of money by the success of amateurs over pros. are only That is what would happen if land can accept the gift vouchers worth $240. If Laver and Roche lose in the semifinals, they will pick up only $1,800 each. The unclaimed prize money would then go back into the pot. The success of the amateurs Mays An Aff-Sfar For 19th Time 17. PITCHING (6 Decisions) John, Chic., 7-0; McLain, 14-2. STRIKEOUTS — McDowell, Cleve., 154; Tiant, Cleve., 130. 'ROUND THE SPORTS' BEAT with .. . Nmk Uwmkrwt By HAROLD HARRISON CINCINNATI (AP) - Willie Mays was named to the All-Star team for the 15th consecutive year today as National League Manager Red Schoendienst completed his squad for the July 9 game. Mays, the colorful San Francisco Giants' center fielder, will be making his 19th appearance in the summer classic, which will be played this year in the Houston Astrodome against the American League All Stars. From 1959 through 1962 when two games were played each year, Mays appeared in all eight. Schoendienst, manger of the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals, went along with the player balloting in adding nine more players. He chose all eight runners-up at each position and selected rookie catcher John Bench of the Cincinnati Reds, who finished third behind starter Jerry Grote of the New York Mets and Tom Haller of Los Angeles. Others picked besides Mays, Bench and Haller on the 25-man squad were: First baseman Rusty Staub of the Houston Astros, a .311 hitter with 43 runs batted in and four home runs; second baseman Julian Javier, St. Louis, .256; shortstop Gene Alley, Pittsburgh, shortstop, .236; third baseman Tony Perez, Cincinnati, .253, 46 RBI and eight homers. Also outfielders Matty AIou, Pittsburgh, the league leading hitter with a .353 mark, and brother Felipe Alou, Atlanta, .303. Bench is batting .268 with 43 RBI and seven homers while Haller is hitting .291. Pitchers already chosen by Schoendienst are San Francisco's Juan Marichal, Don Drys- dule of the Dodgers, Bob Gibson an! Steve Carlton of the Cardi- nals, Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver of the Mets, Woody Fry- rnan of Philadelphia and Ron Reed of Atlanta. The starting line-up will have the Giants' Willie McCovey at first, C i n c i n n a t i's Tommy Helms at second, Chicago's Don Kessinger at short and the Cubs' Ron Santo at third. In the outfield will be the Reds' Pete Rose, Curt Flood of the Cards and Atlanta's Hank Aaron with Grote catching. Schoendienst also named manager Dave Bristol of Cincinnati and Herman Franks of the Giants as coaches. Newell Scores Another Victory I Newell scored its 25th win of ithe season Tuesday as Bob Westberg pitched a three hitter in Freeport City League Softball action. Burgess Battery was a 10-0 victim with Westberg fanning 10. Denny Holsinger and Randy Wieck iiomered for the winners, while Wendy Cox and Ken Slim- ko doubled. Monday Geri's Hamburgers won by forfeit from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and Harper Elevator defeated Kelly- Springfield, 14-10. Harley Ludewig sparked a seven-run comeback rally in the final inning with a grand slam homer. Ashe helped the Wimbledon STOLEN BASES - Campane- kitty Tuesday by knocking out ns Oak - 25 = Cardenal, Cleve., Tom Okker of The Netherlands 7-9, 9-7, 9-7, 6-2 in the quarter-finals. Okker ranks as an amateur and plays on his country's Davis Cup team, but was competing here for prize mnoey with the approval of the Dutch Tennis Federation. As a losing quarter-finalist, he won only $960. Graebner, piling up the points; with his big service, hammered amateur Ray Moore of South Africa 6-2, 6-0, 9-7. Both were unseeded. j Mrs. Billie Jean King of Long Beach, Calif., the defending champion, faced an old rival in Mrs. Lesley Turner Dowry of Australia in the women's quarter-finals. The rest of the women's quarter-finalists lined up like this: Mrs. Margaret Smith Court, Australia vs. Judy Tegart, Australia; Nancy Richey, San Angelo, Tex., vs. Maria Bueno, Brazil; Mrs. Ann Jones, professional, Britain, vs. Francoise Durr, professional, France. Yesterday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Juan Marichal, Sail Francisco, won his 15th game against three defeats by pitching a five-hitter in the Giants' 5-0 victory over Atlanta. BATTING—Ken Harrelson, Boston, drove in three runs with a single and a double as the Red Sox edged Oakland ,1-3. 22; B. Robinson, Bait., 18. TRIPLES — Fregosi, Calif., 18; McAuliffe, Det., 7. HOME RUNS — F. Howard, Wash., 25; Horton, Det., 18. RUNS BATTED IN - McCovey, S.F., 52; Perez, Cin. 46. HITS - Rose, Cin., 108; Flood, St. L, 101. DOUBLES — Brock, St. L 26; 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 . STOLEN BASES - Wills Pitt., 21; W. Davis, L.A., 15. PITCHING (6 Decisions) — _ Marichal, S.F., 15-3; Koosman Det.jN.Y., 11-3. STRIKEOUTS — Marichal S.F., 123; Singer, L.A., 122; Jen kins, Chic., 122. City Golf Tournament Dates Set Dates for the annual Freeport City Golf Tournaments for men and women have been announced and registrations are being accepted at the Park Hills Golf Club. The men's tournament will be a 54-hole affair this year with 36 holes played at Park Hills. July 27-28, and the final 18 being played at the Freeport Country Club, Aug. 11. The women's tournament is scheduled at Park Hills, Aug. 10-11. Elks-Legion Doubles Score The Freeport Elks-Legion baseball team defeated Pearl City 10-5 at Krape Park Tuesday night with details of the game unreported by team officials. Tonight Freeport travels to Monroe, Wis., and Thursday it's at home for a District 13 League game at 7:30 p.m. against Milledgeville. Freeport leads the league with a 5-1 record. Lou's Homers Don't Upset Leo Leo Durocher may soon ask us to join the Chicago Cubs staff Although we don't really think we're a special good-luck charm it's interesting that the Cubs have won four of the five games we've witnessed at Wrigley Field this year. If the same ratio continues through the Fourth of July doubleheader and Sunday's twinbill with Pittsburgh we might become believers. Durocher wasn't upset that Lou Johnson, traded last week, had hit a pair of homers in helping Cleveland defeat Minnesota Monday. "I hope he hits a 100 for them," said the veteran skipper. "When you trade a player you don't want to give up one that doesn't help the other club because it will be difficult to make trades with them in future years if they don't think they made a fair deal." Senior Citizen's Day Ernie Banks didn't play Tuesday as Durocher rested his veteran for the three doubleheaders Chicago will play within four days. "It's senior citizen day at the park today," said the 37-year-old first baseman, "and us older men take a rest." Bob Skinner, Philadelphia's youthful manager, had words of praise for Richie Allen who was one of the main reasons for the recent managerial change. "I can't expect any player to perform any better than Allen since I've been here," said Skinner. "I knew I wasn't going to have problems with Allen (who couldn't get along with former manager Gene Mauch) almost as soon as I look over," said Skinner. Tips Cap "We were playing a doubleheader with San Francisco and Allen got on base nine times. He injured himself slightly during the second game and I decided to take him out," said Skinner. "When the crowd realized Allen was leaving they gave him an ovation and Richie tipped his cap which is something he didn't have to do and wouldn't have done if he was the type of player some claim." The second youngest manager in the majors (36) said he was surprised to be offered the job last month. "I'd only been managing one previous season at San Diego," he said, "and was truly thrilled to receive an opportunity in the big leagues this soon." Skinner probably was offered the job by Philadelphia officials for winning the Pacific Coast League championship. His team won the eastern division title by 8!i games and downed Spokane in the playoff series, 4-2. A 12-year veteran in the majors, Skinner knows what it takes to win in the majors. He doesn't waste words describing the 1968 Philadelphia team. "This team is a great one and it should be higher than its current eighth position," said Skinner. On future use of Allen in the outfield with Johnny Callison playing on a part-time basis Skinner remarked, "I go from one game to another and don't make long-range plans of this type." Describing his offensive beliefs Skinner said, "I believe in plenty of offense. I don't enjoy giving up an out and don't believe in heavy use of the bunt because of this." LOS ANGELES (AP) - The x)s Angeles Dodgers haven't onceded St. Louis another pen- ant, but they're having trouble inding a weakness in the runway National League leaders. "They're one of the best teams 've seen since I've been with he Dodgers," veteran right- lander Don Drysdale said Tues- lay night after the Cardinals whipped Los Angeles, 5-3. It was he Cards' second straight vic- ory in the sejies and it in- reased their National League ead to 7Vz games. This time a year ago, St. Louis was tied for first place in a well-balanced race. It wasn't until July 22 that the Cards began the drive that enabled them to finish lOVz games ahead of second-place San Francisco. Chase Jasler The Dodgers had the consola- ;ion Tuesday night of driving ongtime nemesis Larry Jaster from the mound with three *ame-tying runs in the seventh inning. A single by Ken Boyer and a walk to Bailey set up a ;riple by Jim Lefebvre and a single by Wes Parker. But Mike Shannon singled home a tie-breaking run for the Cards in the eighth inning against loser Jim Brewer, 3-3. The hit followed a walk o Johnny Edwards and a single by Bobby Tolan, the young outfielder who has hit safely in 13 straight games as a replacement for injured right fielder Roger Maris. Brock Hits 2 Doubles Lou Brock hit two doubles for St. Louis, one knocking in a ninth inning insurance tally. The Cards got their other two runs in the seventh on singles by Tolan, Julian Javier and Dick Schofield and an error by shortstop Paul Popovich. Cardinal left-hander Joe Hoerner quailed Dodger rallies in the eighth and ninth innings to save the victory for rookie Wayne Granger, 2-0. The Dodgers will send Mike Kekich, 1-1, to the mound against Cardinal right-hander Nelson Briles, 9-6, in tonight's game. The series ends with a day game Thursday. Minnesota Manager Benches Rod CLEVELAND (AP) - Minnesota Twins' Manager Cal Ermer benched Rod Carew, his regular second baseman, before a game against Cleveland Tuesday night and said: "He hasn't been able to get going after getting out of the Army." Carew, recently finished a six-month tour of duty with the Army Reserves. "Actually, it's been n series of things," Ermer said. "A couple of ruinouts and two five-inning games haven't helped matters with him." Asked if Carew was benched because of reports that ho disappeared from the team hotel and showed up just before the game, Krmer said: "He was there (for the game). That's all 1 cun tell you." Carew refused to d i s c u s • the incident.

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