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1ST AL TRIPLE KILL
Bengals blow another to
By ERIC SIEGEL
Special To The Daily
W A S H IN G T 0N - Richard
Nixon, a loser who won, Gene
McCarthy, a winner who lost, and
Frank Borman, who never really
competed but got further than
anyone else, forgot about politics,
space, and the politics of space]
and joined 16,122 other patronsI
last night at R.F.K. Memorial
And they saw the Senators, who
are supposed to lose, overcome a
triple play by the Tigers, who are
supposed to win, and rocket past
the defending world champions,
It was the second straight loss
for the toothless Tigers at the
hands of the Nats who are now in
fourth place, one game behind
The Senators battered six Tiger
pitchers for 11 hits on their way'
to the victory.
The only bright spot for the
Bengals was their fielding gem in
the fifth inning.
With three runs already home
in the inning, the Senators lead-
ing 7-1, and runners on first and
second, shortstop Eddie Brinkman
hit a hard grounder to third base-
man Don Wert.
Wert fielded the ball on the
line, stepped on third for one out
and whipped the ball to Ike Brown
at second for out number two.
Brown then fired to first baseman
Bill Freehan to nip Brinkman by
a hair and complete the triple
Mayo Smith's charges collected
eight hits but only one was for
extra bases. And in only two
frames did they \manage more
than one hit.
The Tigers missed a golden op-
portunity in the fifth. Freehan
rapped a single to left and then,
with two outs Senator starter and
winner Barry Moore couldn't find
The Washington left hander
issued three successive walks to
narrow the Nats' lead to 7-2 and
leave the bases stacked.
Manager Ted Williams then
told Moore to take his own walk
and brought in right hander Dave
Baldwin. Baldwin fanned Mickey
Stanley on three pitches to end
The other Tiger tallies came in
the fourth and the eighth.
In the fourth, Freehan walked
and came home on back-to-back
singles by Willie Horton and Jim
The Bengals' final tally - and
their only run off Baldwin-wast
unearned. Brown, the only Tiger
to get more than one hit, singled
and took third when the ball got
past center fielder Hank Allen. He
scored as pinch hitter Gates
Brown bounced out to second.
Meanwhile,- the Senators were
tagging the Tiger hurlers with
Tim Cullen, who had three hits,
slugged a two-run homer off
starter and loser John Hiller in
the bottom of the second.
The Nats apparently liked the
idea of scoring two runs an inning
and came right back with another
pair in the bottom of the fourth,
Don McMahon took over for
Hiller in the fifth and gave up
three runs on four hits and an
error before Darryl Patterson got
Brinkman to ground into the
Wednesday, July 16, 19691
FADICAL FILM SERIES
Conversation on China
A general consideration of our attitude
and foreign policy toward China
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
700, 8:30, 10:00,1 1 :30 P.M.
Loser' Dick talks to far-out' Frank
OF THE FIFTH
Little Leaguers pla y
some mighty big baseball
Yesterday three 12 year old boys stopped in for Cokes and I
kidded them, "Are you fellas here to learn to be big time re-
"Yup," they chimed. I asked if any of them played Little
League baseball and two said they did. I then set them to writing
about their experience. They wrote about how it feels to be the
hero or the gat but their words struck truest when they talked
about what the game means to them. One had the perception to
realize that Little Leagues have come in for a great ammount of
criticism in recent years.
While they penned these masterpieces they talked about some
of the more seamy sides of their game. They related stories about
batters who make a point of stepping on the first baseman's
foot when they are thrown out.. And how some fathers who coach
will try to slip 14 year olds into the outfield. In this particular
league, though, University students have taken over the managing
and umpiring duties and the temper of the games has brightened
quite a bit.-
In spite of these experiences, they love the game. After
several unsuccessful attempts at typing out their copy they came
up v4th the following-two of the most unusual and touching
pieces I have ever read.
(The punctuation and spelling are their own and not mine. Much
of it likely represents experiments with the typewriter.)
Baseball is a good sport, it takes alot of sportsnanship. When
you step up to the plate the first thing you think about is the
umpire. When your whole team is depending on you with bases
loaded and two outs and there's a full count on you your leg's
are shaking, and then the pitch is on it's way with great speed.
you hear the pop of the catcher's mitt, the umpire roars strike
three, you stand by the plate a minute, you feel DEPRESSED
yoy hear the other team cheering one of your teamates walk up
to you and tries to cheer you up by saying that's okay Charlie
Brown, next come's your coach and he says you did your best but
dont Forget you didn't lose your temper, no matter if you lose or
win sportsmanship is what counts.
No matter how you think of little league Baseball it's exciting
and fun and thats what I think of little league baseball.
by KEN HOWARD, age 12
The next fellow, Kip, did more experimenting with the type-
writer, a.good deal, of it on purpdse. So there is a possibility I
may have reproduced his story incorrectly, thus I apologize now
if I made a mistake.
Little League baseball is A good sport . .. . It teaches you
good sports Man ship .... WHEN you get, up to bat And your
team mates DEPAND on YOU all of A sudden you get A HOME-
RUN your team comes charging at you, and you feel so good all
over. It takes alot of goods sports man ship, and accuracy when
you throw the ball to 1st blase. You feel pretty bad and ashamed
of your self when you flub the throw. I play SS (shortstop), and
second third batter on the lineup.
.. .KIP WANAMAKER
1445 south state
Ken and Kip had a game last night at Burns Park and, in
traditional lingo, it was a born 'burner, complete with advising
fathers and screaming mothers. Ken pitched six innings of no-hit
ball but found his team losing, 2-0.
But in the bottom of the sixth they got tough-they decided
they were going to win and that nothing was going to stop them.
They began to yell with every pitch and, spaced around two
outs, they loaded the bases on walks. Then third baseman Steve
Figg came to the plate. Steve proceeded to smash a double into
right center to push home two runs and knot the score.
The manager of the deadly enemy team put in his ace to
pitch in relief. First baseman Mike Sjostrom, the best hitter on
the club, came up. The enemy ace worked the count to 3-2 before
Mike unloaded a towering homer over the center fielder's head.
Second baseman-catcher Mike Koernke, who had gone two for
two at bat, trotted home with the winning run. The new home
run king then took over the pitching duties and finished Ken's
no-hitter. Final score-5-2.
A happier bunch of guys you never saw. They had played their
best, won a tight ball game, and had a great time.
As Ken said, ". . . it's exciting and fun and thats what I think
of little league baseball."t
Me too, Ken. Me too.
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CHICAGO (R) - Light hitting Al Weis' three-run homer'
in the fourth inning yesterday led the New York Mets to a
5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs and lifted them to within
41/2 games of the National League East leaders before 38,6081
at Wrigley Field.
The homer was the first of the season for Weis, who now
MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS
has five in eight major league
It came with two outs and
followed singles by Art Sham-
sky and Ed Kranepool.
Weis also singled and scored,
the Mets' first run in the t h i r d
after Tommie Agee tripled. Ken
Boswell slugged his third homer
in the fifth.
After Weis and Agee had put;!
the Mets ahead, the Cubs tied it
in the bottom of the third when#
Jim Qualls singled, moved to
second on a sacrifice, stole third
and scored on a sacrifice fly by
The Cubs picked up an unearn-
ed run in the sixth. Ron Santo
singled and came all the w a y
home when Ernie Banks single
went through Agee for an error.
Gary Gentry, 9-7, was sailing
along with a 5-2 lead until there
were two outs in the eighth. He
then was knocked out with con-
secutive homers by Billy Williams
(No. 10) and Santo (No. 19). Ron
Taylor finished up for the Mets.
* * *
Orioles whip Indians
BALTIMORE ()-Andy Etche-
barren's single snapped a 1-1 tie
in the fifth inning and Boog
Powell rapped a two-run homer in
the seventh as - the Baltimore
Orioles whipped Cleveland 5-1
Tom Phoebus, given a boost by
a double play and two sparkling'
plays by center fielder Paul Blair,
brought his record to 9-2.
Etchebarreri's hit came after
loser Sam McDowell (11-9) fan-
ned Brooks Robinson for the sec-
ond out in the fifth following a
walk to Powell which loaded the
Powell's 24th homer followed a,
walk to Frank Robinson, who also,
had two singles and scored three
runs-the first on a fourth inning
single by Brooks Robinson.
Powell has 85 runs batted in for;
the season, equalling his total for
all of 1968.
* * *
Cards hit paydirt
ST. LOUIS (P) - The St. Louis
Cardinals maintained their Pay-y
day winning streak last night,
supporting rookie Chuck Taylor
with a 17-hit barrage that flatten-
ed the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2.
It was the 23rd consecutive time
the Cardinals have won on .Pay-
day, which comes on the first and
15th of each month, in a streak
reaching back to August, 1967.
Taylor, making his first start;
after a series of successful relief
appearances, gained his second
seasons spanring 663 games.
victory without a loss although
raked for 10 hits.
Yanks, Bosox split -
NEW YORK (AP)-Stan Bahnsen
outpitched Sonny Siebert and the
New York Yankees beat the Bos-
ton Red Sox 4-1 to gain a split in
yesterday's double h e a d ,e r at
a 50 45
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a 38 50
s 51 38
sco 50 41
Yesterday's Results '
Boston 7, New York 6, 1st
New York 4, Boston 1, 2nd
Baltimore 5, Cleveland I
Washington 7, Detroit 3
Chicago at Minnesota postponed
Kansas City at California, inc.
Oakland at Seattle, ine.
O~akland at Seattle, night
Kansas City at California, night
Chicago at Minnesota, night
Cleveland at Baltimore (2), twi-nite
letroit at Washington, night
EjBoston at New York, night
New York 5, Chicago 4
St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 9, Montreal 3
Atlanta 9, Cincinnati 8, 1st
Cincinnati 10,Atlanta 4, 2nd
Houston 10, Los Angeles 7
San Diego 10, San'Francisco 3
Pittsburgh at Montreal, night
vNew York at Chicago
Philadelphia at St. Louis, night
Atlanta at Cincinnati, night
Los Angeles at Houston, twilight
San Diego at San Francisco
The Red Sox won the opener L
7-6 by staving off Yankee threats
in the eighth and ninth.
Siebert pitched perfect baseball
for five innings.
Then the Yankees broke through
in the sixth. Singles by Ron Woods
and Gene Michaels followed by
Horace Clarke's sacrifice fly ac-
counted for one run in the sixth.
Three more runs in the eighth
off reliever Lee Stange broke the
game open. Woods and Michaels ny
again singled, Clarke tripled and the
Jerry Kennedy singled. Bill Lee qua
finally got the Yankees out when co
Bill Robinson lined into a double S
play. . Na
Namath seeks talk
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (iP)-John- he'd know more tomorrow about
Sample, defensive captain of coming out here."
New York Jets, said last night The other developments in the
arterback Joe Namath wants to Jets' training camp at Hofstra
me out and talk to the players. University came earlier yesterday
Sample said he had contacted when Pete Lammons, tight end,
math by telephone. walked outof camp in sympathy
Joe doesn't know when he'll be with Namath's'position.
re," Sample said. "He said he Lammons authorized the Jets
s to talk to some people and to announce he had left "to clear
lawyer. up business details." Later, he told
"Ipantynewsmen: "The business revolves
'I plan to talk to him again around Namath and his playing. If
morrow before noon. Joe said aJoundla a y." n
Joe plays, I will play."
Coach Weeb Ewbank, who also
* is geperal manager of the Jets,
-aver W 1lS had no immediate comment on
$600 to $1000
May rips Braves
CINCINNATI (P) - Lee May
drove in 10 runs with four homers,
including a grand slam, as the
Cincinnati Reds divided yester-
day's double header with Atlanta,
taking the second game 10-4 after
blowing the opener 9-8.
May knocked in five runs with
his 26th and 27th homers, leading
the Reds assault in the nightcap,
after his grand slam and five first
game RBI were wasted in a late
comeback by the slugging Braves.
May poled his bases-loaded
homer in the first inning of the
opener and connected again with
the bases empty in the third as
the Reds surged to a 6-0 lead.
But Hank Aaron's 534th career
homer, which tied him with
Jimmy Foxx for fourth place on
the all-time list, launched Atlan-
ta's comeback in the fifth. Bob
Didier stroked a two-run single in
the sixth, Tony Gonzalez smacked
a solo homer in the seventh and
a bases-loaded walk in the eighth
cut the deficit to 6-5.
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