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SEPTEMBER 2, 1967

THE MICHIGAN nAll.v

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Bosox
By The Associated Press
BOSTON - Ken Harrelsont
drove in four runs with a homer,
triple and double as Boston broke
loose from a week long batting
last night behind the steady
pitching of Jose Santiago."
The victory enabled the Red
Sox to maintain their slim grip
on first place in the American
League pennant race and pushed
the fourth-place White Sox 2%1
games off the pace.
Harrelson belted a two-run
triple in the first innings and the
Red Sox jumped on ace White
Sox left-hander Gary Peters for
seven runs in the first two frames
to sew up the decision early.
The lanky outfielder, signed by

Bomb

Chicago,

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Boston last week after being re-
leased by Kansas City, hit his
11th homer with none on in the
fifth and drove in another run
with a double in the seventh.
The Red Sox, who had been
averaging only slightly better
than 12 runs per nine innings
for the past week and were held
to two hits Thursday night, be-
labored three Chicago pitchers
for 13 hits.
Santiago, 8-4, giving his third
straight strong performance in a
late-season emergency as one of
Boston's .top starters, allowed only
one Chicago runner past first
base until the eighth when Ron
Hansen's single, rookie Ed Her-
mann's double and singles by

Tommie Agee and Don Buford
produced the White Sox runs.
* * *
Cubs, Mets Split
CHICAGO - Veteran Don
Cardwell yielded only five hits
and struck out 11 in pitching the
New York Mets to a 3-0 victory
over the Chicago Cubs in the
second game of a double-header
yesterday.
The Cubs won the opener 8-2
as Ferguson Jenkins recorded his
17th victory. Ron Swoboda and
Bob Johnson homered for the
only Mets' runs.
Cardwell, who had been on the
disabled list with a sore arm,
picked up his first victory as a
starting pitcher since May 26.

He had won one game in relief
since then. His won-lost record is
5-9.
* * *
Birds Nip Athletics
KANSAS CITY - Curt Ble-
fary's run scoring single in the
ninth inning gave Baltimore a
2-1 victory over Kansas City last
night.
Larry Haney led off the inning
with a single off Jim "Catfish"
Hunter, 11-14, and Sam Bowens
ran for him but was caught off
second on Luis Aparicio's groun-
der after being sacrificed along.
Aparicio went to second on the
play, however, and came in on
Blefary's single,
Braves Bow to LA
ATLANTA-Al Ferarra's fifth-
inning home run, the third of
the game for Los Angeles, snap-
ped a- tie and sent the Dodgers
to a 6-4 victory over Atlanta last
night.
Successive home runs in the
fourth inning by Bob Bailey, his
second of the year, and Willie
Davis, his third, had given the
Dodgers a 4-2 lead before the
Braves tied the score in.the. bot-
tom of the fourth.
Yanks Edge Senators
NEW YORK -, Mike Hegan's
first major league homer - a
two-out blast in the 12th inning
- gave the New York Yankees
and southpaw Fritz Peterson a
2-1 victory over Washington last
night:.
Peterson checked the Senators
on four hits in going the distance
for his sixth victory against 13
defeats. Phil Ortega, 9-8, who also
went the route and allowed eight
hits, was the victim of Hegan's
homer.
Pirates Blank Phils
PITTSBURGH - Woody Fry-
man fired a three-hitter and
struck out 15, leading the Pitts-
burgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory over
Philadelphia last night.

etarn
Fryman, recording his third vic
tory in 10 decisions, set a singl
game strikeout high for the Pir
ates this year, falling only on
short of Bob Veale's club record o
16.
The Pirates gave the har
throwing left-hander theonly ru
he needed in the second innin

First
on a walk Jose Pagan's single, a
e force play at second and Cookie
-Rojas' error.
e Singles by Fryman, Maury
f Wills and Matty Alou produced
d another run in the fourth and Bill
n Mazeroskits run scoring double in
g the eighth wrapped it up.

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Major League Standings

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pct. GR
Boston 77 59 .566 --
MInnesota 75 58 .564 %
Detroit 74 60 .552 2
Chicago 73 60 .549 22/
x-California 66 65 .504 8%
Washington 64 71 .474 122/2
x-Cleveland 63 71 .470 13
Baltimore 60 71 .458 14122
New York. 60 75 .444 162/
Kansas City 55 77 .417 20
x-Late game not included.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Minnesota 5, Detroit 4
Boston 10, Chicago 2
New York 2, Washington 1 (12 inn)
Baltimore 2, Kansas iCty 1
Cleveland at California (inc)
TODAY'S GAMES
Detroit at Minnesota
Cleveland at California (n)
Baltimore at Kansas City
Washington at New York (n)
Chicago at Boston
Swingli ne'
Test yourself...
What do you see in the ink blots?
[1] A cockfight?
A moth?
A moth-eaten
cockfight?

NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 84 51 .622 -
x-Cincinnati 73 61 .545 10%
Chicago 73 63 .537 11 %z
x-San Francisco 70 64 .522 13yz
Philadelphia 68 63 .519 14
Atlanta 67 65 .508 15'
Pittsburgh 65 69 .485 18V2~
Los Angeles 61 71 .462 211/2
Houston 55 81 .404 29%
New York 52 80 .394 301/
x--Late game not included.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Chicago 8-0, New York 2-3
St. Louis 5, Houston 0
Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 4
Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 0
San Francisco at Cincinnati (nc)
TODAY'S GAMES
New York at Chicago (2)
Los Angeles at Atlanta
San Francisco at Cincinnati (n)
Houston at St. Louis (n)
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (n)

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-Associated Press
ALL THE ACTION may be in the American League this year, but you can't prove it here. NL um-
pire Frank Dezelan seems to be dancing a jig in yesterday's Chicago Cub-New York Met double-
header as Cub Larry Beckert takes third. Actually, Dezelan is trying to avoid a wild throw-in
which is skipping past his leg after eluding third-baseman Jerry Buchek. Cubs won, 8-2, but dropped
the nightcap, 3-0.

AMERICANS ANALYZED:
Pennant Fever Burns Entire, League

By DOUG HELLtR
Chicago was at Boston and De-
troit played Minnesota tonight as
the boring American League pen-
nant race continued. The "race,"
which has no overwhelmingly
dominant team and no definite
underdog because nobody can
figure out which is which, heads
into another week which is sure to
settle nothing.
The real wonder is that the
whole league isn't fighting it out
for the title. It wouldn't take
much.
-Kansas City would be up there.
if they got rid of Charles O. Fin-
ley.
The Yankees just found the
answer to all their problems. They
just definitely ended their 2%/
year hitting slump against Bos-
ton, right after repelling a real
live gnat invasion. And spurred on
by Carl Yastrzemski night at Yan-
kee Stadium, the New Yorkers
split' with the Bosox.
All the Way in '66'
Baltimor'e could easily have
fought it out down the line if
Frank Robinson, their entire pit- |
ching staff, and the rest of their
starting lineup had stayed heal-
thy. And the whole team had hit
like last year. And had fieldedl
like last year. And won like last
year.
Similarly, Cleveland didn't1
necessarily have to trade for De-I
troit relief pitchers, thus neces-
sitating the use of almost all their
starters in relief.
Washington was playing .5001
ball until they went into theira
recent mild pitchig slump. And if
Jim Fregosi of California didn't <
come but with "The Thing" and<
some fans .didn't send him mores
"Things" there would be no tell-l
ing how high the Angels wouldr
be.

Not only would it not take
much to bring the rest of the
league up to the leaders, but the
leaders have been doing' every-
thing possible to bring themselves
down to the rest of the league.
The Chicago White Sox went
through almost the whole season
with a great pitching staff and no
hitting. And then what happened?
They "outsmarted" the rest of
the league by picking up Rocky
Colavito and Ken Boyer for pract-
ically nothing. The two elder
statesmen did all right for a while,
but when last seen Chicago was
in fourth place.
In 1960 these same Sox defend-
ing American League champions,
"assured" themselves of a repeat
title by picking up Roy Sievers
and Minnie Minoso for "throw-
ins" plus money.
The Yankees won the pennant
going away..
In addition, one of the minor.
figures Chicago gave up was- Earl
Battey.
This year, everybody is doing
the same thing to "out-smart"
everybody else. Boston picked up
Elston Howard from the Yanks,
Ron Hanssen from Chicago, Jim
Landis from Detroit after Detroit
let him go after Houson let him
go. Boston let him go almost im-
mediately. The Red Sox also won
the bid for Ken Harrelson,
Charles Finley's gift.
A New Team
Detroit took, Eddie Mathews
from Houston, besides Landis, and
also grabbed ex-Red Sock Lenny
Green from the minors and Don
Demeter from the Red Sox., They
also brought back Gates Brown
and Johnny Podres from the dis-
abled list, as well as catcher Bill
Heath and infielder Tom Mat-
chick from the minors. Don Wert
is also back.

Is anything left out? A few
days vacation in Montreal and
the whole league could have been
traded.
All this gives the rest of the
league a clear mandate. Un-re-
tire all the old stars (Ted Wil-
liams, Whitey Ford) and ship
them to some club who has the
itch to deal for the players who
are really responsible for the pen-
nant race. But forget Whitey
Ford. He has just been named
New York first base coach start-
ing next year.
Weather Machine
Minnesota can also be stopped.
All that must be done is to con-
vince the Twins that it is really
the beginning of the season, when
they always have a horrible
slump. Spring weather will have
to be brought to Minneapolis-St.
Paul (heavy snow and rain) and
the entire pitching staff will have
to be issued sore arms.
Injury-ridden Detroit will be-
gin to lose as soon as all its good
players are reinjured. Now is the
time to strike: just when the
team is healthy again.
New York set the pattern for
the rest of the league against Bos-
ton. The idea is to play extra
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ever, waiting for them to tire out.
Someone also should remind the
Bosox that the injured Tony Con-
igliaro will be in the army in
September. That will stop 'em
cold.
Ah, that's what we really need,
a ten team race. None of this
Midwest-New England monopoly.
The whole country should be able
to root for its home team ser-
iously.
Even Kansas City.
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
BOB LEES

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