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Rookies Star In SF,
White Sox Victories
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falk's grab first
' Wadnasdav't Results
Jr. Old Timrrs 19 Farnam's 10
Fallc't 4 Eldrldg.'. 2
Dodgars 4 Cardinals 3
The Jr. Old Timers bounced
Farnam's 1910 while Falk's were
beating Eldridsc's 4 2 and the
ledgers squeezed by the Curcli
nals 4 3 in last night's littc lea
Malnne opened the first inning
lof the Jr. Old Timers with a
single. Young and Knight walked
to fill the bases. Two runs scor
cd when the first baseman hob
Wed Ciirnard's ground ball. With
Knight on third and Girriard ad
ancing to second Miller's single
f cored two 'more runs.
' Farnam's pecked away with two
runs in the first. Hunter was
safe on an error, Scott walked
and Craig also was safe on an
error to load the bases.
Sidor and Eckel walked to force
in two runs. Cr6ghan's single
find an error by the second base
mart on Hunter's ground ball ac
cotmtcd for another Farnam run.
Knight blasted a home run for
Hie Jr. Old Timers in the third
to put the boys ahead 5-3. The
lend lasted only until Farnam's
came to bat in the bottom of
Jackman singled and Craig was
afe on an1 error. Sidor, who
was three for three, blasted one
ol Young's pitches out of the
park to put Farnam's ahead 6-5.
The Jr. Old Timers settled the
game in the top of the fourth
with nine runs.' Lovely walked
along with Roberts and Kearns
before Malone blasted a home
run to put them ahead to stay.
" Singles by Young. La Fran.
Miller, and Helm and doubles by
Knight and Roberts - accounted
for five more runs. With the Jr.
Old Timers' leading 16-8 Farnams
ienred four times. Singles by
SALEM UPI Oswego's Bob
Dodcn won his first Northwest
Open Golf title here Wednesday
aa he blazed through the 36-hole
finale in 66-69 for a total of 275.
flve-undcr-par. He shot TO both
days of the Monday and Tuesday
18 hole rounds.
Chuck C o n g d o n, Taconia,
Wash., Tuesday's pace- setter,
blew the lead Wednesday morn
ing with a 76. He went all out In
the afternoon for a 66 and second
Cliff Whittle. Twin Falls. Idaho
carded a pair of 70 s for 279 and
thh-d spot. Tom Marlowe. Port
land, had 280 and was fourth
Kelso's Ron Weber ended with
2111 and two golfers, Don Hies- of
Seattle and Bob Proll of Sulem
tied for sixth ' with 2H2. Weber,
Prall and Tacoma's Chuck Hunt
er were the only amateurs that
finished in the money.'
" DudM Birdie 11th '
Dnden, who won the Oregon
Opeh title about two months ago
in Portland, and Marlowe were
lied with four holes to play. Mar
lowc bogied three holes consec
utively and pnrred the lath' while
Durtcn pnrred the same holes and
birdled the 18lh.
Don Taylor, 1958 'champion
iroin scuttle, ended with 294. '
' Those after Bics and Prall that
finished in the money included :
Harold West, Longvk-w, 8-74-75-
283; Sid Harman. Yakima. 72
Oswego, 69-71.71-74 285: Jim Riis
sell, Walla Walla. RB-72-74-71 28V
Eddie Hogan, Portland. W-uhi-74-287;
Harry Umbinetti, North
Bend, Wash.. 72-70-72-74 288:
George Bnino, San Jose, Calif.
70-71-72-75-288; chuck Hunter.
Tacoma, 74-72-71-72 289; Ockle
fcllason. Tacoma, 9 777-70 289;
mil fcggers, Portland.' 71-71-
75-72289, and Boots Portertield
Grants Pass. 71-73-74-71 289
ATTENDANCE, BETS DOWN
' PAWTUCKET. R. I. (CPU
Officials at Narragansett Park re
port the recent summer meeting
showed a drop of 8"per cent in
mutucl wagering compared to the
same period in 1958. Attendance
was down 17 per cent.
PAYS IH.M FOR tt
CHARLES TOWN, Vf. Va. ttPH
Lethnot, overlooked in the bet
ting, paid $152.60 for $2 while
winning Tuesday's eighth race at
CHarlcj Town.' Lethnot returned
$M.OO for place and $14 40 for
Icnsen, Hunter, Worrell and Si
:ior plus two errors accounted for
The Jr. Old Timers took a part
Ine shot with a five run burst to
end the game. Miller was four
forfour in the game and Knisjht
cot two hits in three trips, a dou
ble nnd a home run. Young was
the winner and Jackman got
Falk's downed Eldridge'i 42
to grab their first win of the
Tison in the Pec Wee league.
r.icindge s scored first with sinsl
tuns in the first and fourth be
lore the Falk men got under
ay. Trice was safe on Inter
teience by the catcher and ad
v.mced to second. A. Beickel'i
ingle scored Trice from second
In the top of the fourth Ted
Milliard singled and stole second
B. Huizenga was safe when the
first baseman made an error and
Falk's came - to life in the
fourth. Lycll and Spence walk
ed to open the inning;' Melton
then drove one of Hummer's
pitches out of the park for three
hi? runs. ,
Falk's picked up an insurance
run In the bottom of the 'sixth
Brian McShanc walked and S.
nroyics aiso drew - case on
halls. Sidor's double scored Mc
Shanc from second.
ine winning pitcher was
Spence and Hummer got the
The Dodgers edged the Cardi-
nas in another tightly played con
test. Haught and Dalton singled
to open the first for the Dodgers.
Tlie shortstop bobbfld Feik's
ground ball and Haught scored.
Smith walked to load the bases
arid Stanley forced the second
mn across when he drew a base
Fergerson walked in the sec
ind. advanced to third on two
errors and scored when Myers
onunced out second to first.
The Cards got two runs back
in the third. Wallsinger and
;emp Walked and advanced to
.econd and third. Both runners
cored when the shortstop boot
cd Herman's ground ball.
The Cardinals tied the game in
the top of the sixth. Milliard
singled and stole second and
third. Elhart drew a walk and
hen the Dodger shortstop bob
sled Dolvcn s grounder Milliard
rjced home with the tie run.
Feik singled for the Dodgers
in the bottom of the sixth to get
things moving. He stole second
.ind went to third on the throw
'.: second. Smith walked to put
liien on first and third. With one'
out Thomas laid down a bunt
ind Feik romped home with the
Feik was the winning pitcher
jnd Dolven Eot the loss.
By United Press International '
Ken Johnson hurled a five-hitter
and batted in a run Wednesday
ninht In nnrm (tin Pn.i ln.nl
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vers to a 3-0 Pacific Coast Leaijiie "
win ever the San Diego Padres.
The Heavers kept their hold on
f econd place, 1' games behind
The win was Johnson's 13th of
the year against five losses. Loser
was Padre starter Russ Heman,
who dropped his 1 1th game of the
season against five victories.
Portland opened the scoring in
the bottom of the second inning
when Jim Westluke singled, ad
vanced to third on a walk and an
infield single and scored on a
single by Milt Croft.
The Beavers got another run in
the third when Bob DiPictro hit
his loth homer of the season with
the bases empty. The Beavers I
concluded their scoring in the j
sixth when Westlake walked, '
moved to second on an infield out
and scored on Johnson's single.
The win gave the Beavers a 2-1
edge in the four-game scries with
Sol on i Win
The Chicago White Sox have
nothing on Sacramento's, Solons.
The Sac, "hitless wonders" of
the Pacific Coast League, did it
again Wednesday night
Behind right handcr Winnie
Brown they nipned Vancouver.
3-2, and maintained a one and
a half game lead in the merry
A pair of shutouts highlighted
other action, as Portland's Ken
Johnson blanked San Diego, 3-0.
and Spokane nudged Phoenix, 1-0
Salt Lake thflmped Seattle in the
other game. 8 4.
Sacramento, with a paltry .248
team batting average for the sea
son, is sixth in team hitting, sev
enth in total hits, sixth in runs
scored and has hit exactly 100 less
home runs than filth-place Phoe
Wha Needs Hitting
Yet the Solons lead the league
Only Mike Krsnich of the Solons
is hitting above .300, at .305. But
the Sacs are strong on defense
leading the loop In double plays-
ana tney have pitching.
Brown won his 10th of the year
Wednesday night, but it took re
lief by Perry Fox 7-l) to pre
serve it. utner sac mound main
stays are Roger Osenbaugh (7-8,
Joe btanka (12-81 and Carl
Last night's Vancouver tilt was
played before 3.833 fans.
Salt Lake collected six unearned
runs and got good relief hurline
from Jim Umbricht in its win ov
er lowly Seattle, 84. Umbricht
took over for starter Dick Han
Ion and scattered three hits from
the fourth stanza on.
Paul Pcttit homered for ihe
Bees in the fourth with none on.
In the SokaiiePhoenix duel.
Fred Hatfield smashed a single
through the box in the seventh to
break a scoreless lie and sive re-
liever Phil Paine a well-deserved
tctory. l-o. Paine took over in
the second after starter Phil Or
tega pulled a muscle.
Curt Barclay was the loser.
leaving after the seventh in favor
of Joe Shipley.
Phoenix was held to five hits in
the fray. The only extra base hit
of the game was a double by
Spokane's Tony Roig in the sec
ond Inning. ' . "
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United Press International .
Willie McCovey did it again for
the Giants but don't overlook the'
pair of rookies who ore helping
the White Sox' pennant drive.
They're Barry Lalman a id Jim
McAr.any who haven't captu-ed
the nation's headlines like Mc
Covey but who are handling them
selves like tested veterans as
the White Sox battle to hold their
American League lead.
McCovey. the wondrous rookie
first-baseman called up last week.
drove in three runs with a pair of
homers to leai the Giants to a
4-1 victory over the Milwaukee
Braves while Latman and M
Anany combined Their talents in
the White Sox 2-0 win over the
I Baltimore Orielcs. The White Sox
d:opped the second game of a
twi-night doublcheader, 7-1, but
lost no ground because the sec-
A WINNER EVERY TIME
Bonnie Scott poses with the hardware that she picked up in two weekends of div
ing. 1 he two large trophies are from the Spokane Chronicle Swim Meet. The two
directly in front of Bonnie are from the Pasco Meet. Bonnie won both the women's
and girls' one-meter diving titles at both meets. She will be in action Saturday at the
Veteran s Pool. (Observer Photo)
Torrid Pitching . Duel Scheduled
When Giants Meet Braves Today
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SAN FRANCISCO (UPI A
scorching pitchers' duel, match
ing San Francisco's flame
throwing Sam Jones and Mil
waukee's giant-cooling Lew Bur
dette, was on the fire today with
first place in the National League
The Ciants won Wednesday on
the blazing bat of rookie Willie
McCovey and the clutch pitching
of Jack Sanford to wrest the top
spot from the Braves. McCovey
clouted two home runs good for
three runs and Sanford held Mil
waukee to eight singles and
pitched himself out of hot water
several- times. The score was 4-1
Prior to the contest Wednesday-
Milwaukee's manager, Fred
Haney. said it would be- Juan
Pizarro (4-1 or Burdette (15-101
Observers guessed the decision
rested on the outcome of Wod
nesday's game with Pizarro
going if the Braves won and had
a 2-0 edge in the series
They didn't and after the game
Fight Promoter Under Police
Guard During Investigation
NEW YORK (UPli Bill Ro
sensohn was under police guard
at a secret hideout today while
the district attorney's office and
the state athletic commission con
tinued their investigations of his
His telephone-answering service
said: "Mr Rosensohn will be
The young promoter said the
guarding had started Wednesday
He made that disclosure after his
fifth visit to the OA's office Wed
nesday, when he was questioned
lor an hour by Asst. Dist. Attys.
rrancis X. Clark and Thomas
He was then re - subiienaed to
appear before Ihe "boxing" grand
jury Aug 28. That grand jury,
which for nearly two years has
been investigating underworld con
nections with boxing, is interest
ed in the activities that surround
ed the promotion of the June 26
heavyweight title fight between
Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Jo
hansson at Yankee Stadium. Jo
hansson of Sweden stopin-d Pat
Side Of Sports Picture
NEW YORK d'PD The casei $8,000 purse
of Jackie Jensen Inlay summed
up the darkest side of the gift
tcring sports picture. ' i .
Jensen, at the height of his Ca
reer with the Boston Red Sox,
apparently is planning ' to retire
from baseball next year. Hia rea
son Is that -"lieing a father by
le'ephone Just Isn't proper."' '
It emihasizes the unconquera
ble loneliness which' unceasingly
haunts the muscular rvpsics of
the sports world in the inevita
ble separations from their loved
on?s. . ' .. .
Name your snort and you can
find someone In it who flinches
from' these long, enforced ' ab
sences from his family. Big mon
ey and the lure of being a head
line "name"' are extremely at
tractive when they are young.
strong and free of heart. But once
they have lasted of it, even fat
salaries and fame are poor sub
stitutes for the far-away family.
Roiburf Seeks Club "Home"1'
Hob Rosburg, who hist won the
PGA golf championship, betrayed
his thoughts along these lines at
the moment of his greatest tri
"I would like a real good dub
job,1' he said even while receiving
congratulations on his victory. "1
do not like all of this traveling
and being awat from my wife
and children so much and so
Thai froni a man who. bnly i
couple of years ago. was a strug
gling automobile salesman ami in
four days lu.1 Just picked 1141 on
These; enforced alwenccs from
the family hearth were. In the
final anlysis, the principal rea
sons why Rocky Mnrcinno re
tired as the heavyweight cham
pion of the world. ' -"It's
1 terrible," he explained
"Imagine going home and your
own child not knowing you. And
For Gold Cup
SEATTLE (UP1) .' E li vn
hydroplanes have already breezed
through qualifying trials for Sun
day's S2nd tunning of the Gold
Cup classic and four more .were
ready to try their luck today.
In past years, qualifying tem
peramental hydro for the Gold
Cup was a flighty husiness but it
has been a breeze so far.
1 Four boats qualified Wednesday
10 Join seven who made the grade
when the Lake Washington course
opened Tuesday. So far none of
the qualifiers has been under an
average of 100 miles per hour.
An average of 95 miles an hour
over three laps of the three-mile
course qualifies a boat for the
Gold Cup. 1
1 ' Miss Spokane,1- a ' community
owned boat from its namesake
,clty. turned in the best qualifying
mark to date when she qualified
at US 128 m.p h. She wan driven
by Norm Kvaiw. a nxiM 0kt;iIih'
front Chelan, Wah. .
think of how lonely it is for the
' Carmen Basilio docs most of his
training In his home precincts
simply because he doesn't want
to go off like a hermit and leave
his family. .
Basilic Mitset Family
"If and when I quit," he says,
"It will be because 1 can't stand
being away from my family for
such long stretches of time. My
first consideration has to he my
wife and family." 1
Back in the days when Bill
Stern, the sports broadcast, was
constantly on the road, his nrettv
wife, llart-iet. pasted his picture
on the crib of their tiny son
"I told Bill, half iokinclv. that
I didn't want Peter to fo-get what
his father- looked .like." he
smiles. "But it was only half
joke. I really meant it."
Yet of even more importance
than the loneliness of the athlete
on his long trips away from home,
or of his waiting wife, is the hist
feeling the absence provokes in
Walter Hagen Jr . son pf one
of Ihe golfing immortals, summed
it up in telling of his summer
reunions with his famous father.
"Most of the time I was in
hoarding school and then, later.
In prep school." says young Wal
ler, who idolizes his father. "But
dad wasn't mavh of a letter writ
er and the only way I knew even
where he was came throiinh read
iiiil stories alwml Imn m n.
spot ts p.c'S. .
terson in the third round and took
Dist. Atty. F a n k Hogan
stressed that the fight is not be
ing investigated only the promo
tional actiivties surrounding it.
I hose "activities actually
started before Rosensohn's first
promotion the Patterson - Roy
Harris fight .at Los Angeles lasf
August, a spokesman said.
Rosensohn has cha-ged publicly
that he was coerced into giving
up the rights to theater-TV, radio
and movies to the June ficht
and into giving up two-thirds of
the stock in his promoting organ
ization, Rosensohn Enterprises,
When reporters asked him Wed
nesday if the police guard was
proof that he had received threats
from underworld mobsters, he re
plied: "I don't know. No comment."
Vincent J. Velfella. the Harlem
politician and attorney who now
owns two-thirds of the stock in
Rosensohn Knterpriscs and suc
ceeded Rosensohn as president
this week, visited the DA's office
Wednesday and was subpenaed to
apnear before the grand jury
"I'll answer all questions free
ly," said Vellela. "I have nothing
Burdette has a 3-1 record
against San Francisco this year
and owns a lifetime mark of 22-8
in competition with the Giants
Jones, who is 14-10 for the sea
son, has won three times from
the Braves this year while losing
twice. He also ranks second only
to Don Drysdale of Los Angeles
in strikeouts for National League
pneners with 145.
Sanford did pretty well in the
strikeout department him
self against Milwaukee. He sent
eight Braves back to the dugout
muttering, including the entire
side in the fourth.
And he was superb in the
clutch. In the second, when the
champions scored their only run
on .tbree. singles; Mber were
Braves on second and third and
nobody down iwith the run in.
But Jack got Del Crandall to hit
to third and Johnny Logan was
out at the plate. Then pitcher
Bob Buhl bounded into a double
And in the ninth the Braves
had two men oa with nno nni
but Sanford got the final two
men on infield outs to end the
Willie Rides Again
But Sanford's great hurling
uuiu nave gone lor naught with
oui aiciovey. The big rookie
powered a solo homer into the
rigm neia stands in the first and
then iced the game with a two
run blast into the same area in
McCovey's second homer came
after Willie Mays had doubled to
the centerfield wall with Jim
Daveniwrt on base to break the
1-1 tie that had existed sinrp (ho
top of the second.
PORTLAND, Ore. H'PI)
Fifteen major league baseball
teams have been summoned to
appear in federal court here to
answer an antitrust suit filed a
week ago by the Portland Beav
ers of the Pacific Coast League.
Portland team officials said the
New York Yankees were not in
cluded because they "are not a
corporation" as are the IS other
major kaguo clubs.
A United Statse marshal mailed
the summonses Wednesday. The
defendants have 20 days in which
to file answers, which may be in
the form of motions to quash the
A club spokesman said letters
have also been written to baseball
commissioner Ford Frick, Na
tional League President Warren
Giles and American League Pres
ident Joe Cronin inviting them to
appear voluntarily when and if the
case comes to trial.
The suit asks damages totaling
i,8UU.uou trom the major leagues.
and that the majors' "monopoly"
on television and players be brok
PORTLAND il'PIi - A full
scale scrimmage was held Wed
nesday by the Metropolitan all-
star football squad and a light
scrimmage Wednesday afternoon
as head metro coach Tom DeSyh
via of Jefferson prepared his grid
ders for the August 15th Shriners
hospital all-star football game.
State coach Fred Spiegelberg
of Medford had his squad go
mrougn DiocKing and individual
defensive work for the linemen
and some dummy signal drills
lor the backs in the morning.
A full scrimmage for the state
squad will probably not come
until Saturday Spiegelberg said
uniy casualty on the metro
squad yesterday was Jake Jack
son, halfback from Lincoln, who
pulled a leg muscle Tuesday af
ternoon. Jackson will probably be
sidelined tor a tew days.
ond-placc Clevilaid Indians also
sp'it a twi-nighter.
Senators Finally Win
The Indians won their opener,
7-3, but then the Washington Sen
ators broke an 18-game losing
streak with a 9-0 triumph, the
New York Yankees shut out the
Detroit Tigers. 3-0. and the Bos.
ton Red Sox crushed the Kansas
City A's. 17-5. in the other AL
The Los Angeles Dodgers went
back into second place a half
game behind San Francisco by
beating the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3,
the St. Louis Cardinals defeated
the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0, and
Die Philadelphia Phillies downed
the Chicago Cubs, 6-4. in other
Jack Sanford sjruck out eight
and yielded eight hits in winning
his 10th game for the Giants who
were tied, l-l, with the Braves
until the eighth when Willie Mays
doubled home the tie-breaking run
and McCovey followed with Ms .
second homer of the game.
Latman Fans Six
Latman struck out six and
pitched a three - hitter to beat
Jack Fisher in the first game at
Baltimore. McAnany drove in the
White Sox' fitst run in the second
inning and scored the other aft
er leading off the fifth inning with
a bunt single. The White Sox
usually brilliant defense col
lapsed for five errors behind Ear
ly Wynn in the nightcap. '
Jim Grant beat the Senators for
the 10th straight time in his ca
reer when the Indians staged a
six-run rally in the seventh. The
senators came back behind Tex
Clevenqer's seven-hitter and Har
mon Killebrew's 34th homer to
snap the 18-game streak in the
Bobby Shantz pitched a five
hitter and Mickey Mantle hit a
two-run homer as the Yankees
turned the tables on Don Mossi.
Gary Gciger and Frank Malzone
drove in a total of 11 runs as the
Red Sox pummelled the A's.
Duke Snider, making a fine
comeback for Los Angeles, drove
in three runs with two homers
and a single and Johnny Podres
fJitched a four-hitter for his ninth
Rookie Ernie Broglio pitched a
four-hitter and Don Blasingame
had three hits for the Cardinals
who dealt Pittsburgh's Bob Friend
his 14th defeat while Gene Conley
picked up his 10th win, despite
homers by Chicago's Ernie Banks
and Sam Taylor, when the Phil
lies strung together four singles
and a walk for two ninth-inning
United Prats International
Player & Club C. AB R. H. Pet.
Aaron. Milw. 104 422 79 154 .3U5
Cunghm. St. L. 99 321 41 110 .343
Temple. Cin. 106 423 73 138 .326
White. St. L. 102 378 56 123 .325
Ceuedn, S. F. 104 414 69 132 .319
Kuenn, Dot. 04 3W7 64 126 .343
Woodling, Bal. 101 S18 48 107 .336
Fox. Chi. ldti 43 55 142 .327
Runnels. Bos. 102 3 65 127 .321
Kaline, Dct. ' 99 345 60 110 .319
Runt Batted In
National League Banks, Cubs
100; Robinson. Reds 90; Aaron,
Braves 88; Bell. Reds 74: Ccpeda.
Giants 73; Mathews. Braves 73.
American League Killebrew.
Senators 85; Colnvito. Indians 79:
Jensen. Red Sox 79; Malzonr.
Red Sox 71: Maxwell. Tigers 70.
National League Mathews.
Braves 30: Banks. Cubs 30; Aaron
Braves 29; Robinson, Reds 24;
Cepeda. Giants 21.
American League Killebrew.
Senators 34: Colavito. Indians 31;
Allison. Senators 27; Lemon. Sen
alors 26; Triandos. Orioles 23:
Maxwell, Tigers 23; Jensen, Red
National League Face. Pirates
14 0; Antonelli. Giants 15-6: Drys
dale. Dodgers 14-8; Newcombe.
Reds 105: Law. Piraies 12-7
American League Shaw, While
Sox 10-3: Mcl.tsh, Indians 13-5;
Pappas. Orioles 11-5: Lary, Ti
gers 14-7: Wynn. White Sox H-7;
Dairy. Alldeiics lit: Movsi. i'i :
gers 10 5; Maas. Yankoes 10 j.
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