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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - July 21, 1965, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Berkshire Eagle Wednesday July 211965 Red Sox Take EL Pittsfield Is Successful Despite 15 Left On Bases Shading York 43 as Elmira Loses Eastern Leaf ue Standings By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS batten MacLeod lost Mi per White Rones Make Serious Threat On Wenz in 9th MacLeod Wins 10th In Row Johnsons Double Is Key By ROGER OGARA Like a guy who wastes his money yet succeeds in spite of himself the Red Sox were atop the Eastern Baseball League this morning The formula was a couple of 43 games last night their own nervous win over York in the beginning of a home stand and loss to Springfield lead of onehalf game is as thin as the edge it held over York ing a big advantage in base hits and opportunities The Red Sox stranded 15 runners and the White Roses took the power play from the vaunted league home run leaders The first two of their three extra base hits put the White Roses back in contention and the third came within inches of trying the game in a thrilling ninth inning threat Checks Rally Fred big righthand ed fireball relief star made a appear ance In behalf of MacLeod Lefty who had been superb through the first six innings was tagged for two solid blows after setting down the first two batters in the eighth Open Wed Thurs Fri UNTIL 9 Road Wenz came on to fan dan gerous Hank Allen He made it three strikeouts in a row by knocking off Tom Norwood and Joe Klein in the ninth This looked like clear domin ation but wait Garry Holman blistered a 32 pitch up the mid dle and Jim French hit into left center for what looked like a double and a tie game It went for two bases all right but left fielder Chris prevented the ball from rolling to the fence and thus was able to hold Holman to third Wenz set tled down and got Barry Moore on a loft to short stop Allan Montreuil in short left center Hawkins vs Bosnian Pittsfield and York will meet in the second of the set tonight at at Park Probable pitchers and their records are for the Red Sox Dick Bos man 36 for the White Roses ascent should heighten interest and bring mammoth crowds for the four game series with Elmira start ing here Friday night starring but stuttering save preserved the 10th straight win for unbeaten MacLeod showed curve as he hold York scoreless and to one hit through innings As a matter of fact he deserved a shutout through six The York score in the sixth was unearned MacLeod also attained er distinction By holding the opposition without a base on balls through the sixth he ran to 24 innings his skein of no passes Then when the poor fel low lost leadoff batter Jim Sny der in the seventh the free ticket proved costly Allen trip led to right center for what was the tying run Asplen Homers Still MacLeod had permitted but three hits through seven in and looked to be an even money bet to go the distance for the third time in a row Aft er he set down the first two men in the eighth his chances appeared brighter Here Bren nan over the right center field barrier and Snyder singled solidly to right That was all for MacLeod Pittsfield came back to re gain the lead in its half of the JK Elmira 51 M 571 Williamsport 4131 Springfield 4443 7 York 3153 40411 Reading 33 M 37111 Last V Pittsfield 4 York 3 Springfield 4 Elmira 3 Williamsport 4 Reading 1 Games tonight s York at Pittsfield Williamsport at Reading 2 Elmira at Springfield Games Tomorrow York at Pittsfield Williamsport at Reading Elmira at Springfield seventh With one away George Scott ripped his Sixth tive hit in two games It was a fly single to right Montreuil bounced to Allen but the third baseman threw poorly in a force out try at second Owen John sons double to center scored both runners After starter BUI Haywood walked Felix Maldo nado he was withdrawn for Ca sey Cox Cox filled the bases with a pass to Jim Russin but prevented further trouble by get ting the next two batters Mac Leod struck out and Asplen made a sensational sitdown catch on Al Lehrers drooping fly in short right field York tied the score in the sev and but for some keen pressure pitching by MacLeod would have taken the lead Aft er Allens triple to right center brought the deadlock Hank had to nold on ground out to Scott Then after a base on balls to Jack Jenkins MacLeod fanned Hol man and Reggie Smith pulled a neat running catch on Frenchs fly Doubles i Pittsfield broke a scoreless deadlock in the third With one away doubled to deep left center and scored on Smiths line single to center Scott singled on the line into left to send Smith to second but Johnson bounced into an inning ending double The Red Sox increased their lead to 20 in the fifth when they again landed on Haywood for three hits With two out Smith singled off glove into left center went to second on a passed ball and scored on Scotts line single to center Mon treuil also singled but Johnson went out on a grounder to Hay wood After retiring the first nine M off UN tenth with a Unite U After AWM popped out stole Bedell became the sec ond part of an unusual double play as be lost count of the outs and ran oa Snyders pop fly to Russia y Holman opened the York sixth by reaching on first baseman Russias error of his grounder Frenchs sacrifice bunt Hay woods single and Bedells force out of Haywood on a grounder to Scott brought the run Pittsfield wasted three hits hi the sixth Maldonado led off with a single to left but was cut down at the plate on an excellent re lay following Russins double to left The ball bounced off left fielder Mike Gardners chest but he recovered it quickly and threw to shortstop Norwood whose good throw to catcher French caught Maldonado French applied a good sealoff of the plate MacLeod popped out Lehrers single to left was hit too hard to bring in Russin who stopped at third and stayed there as was called out on strikes French made two great de fensive plays The York catch er pounced on Maldonados bunt down the third base line in the second and pegged quickly and accurately to first to make it a sacrifice instead of a hit In the seventh he raced to the front of the Pittsfield dugout to grab Smiths foul fly The score PITTSFIELD CoMita if Smith el Scott 3D u e rt Rosin 1b f ef rt tk r M pt YORK AO I I 1117 bh ma 1 H KIM Ik iwf Iff c t Cox p t 33 J 7 13 J or In 7th out for Cox In llh tut for in tth Ml U York Ml and Montreal Norwood Snydor iM Holman H York Scott Johnson 2 AIM Ruilin French IB 5 3 12 4 mt s 43 1 e 11 1 a J t do French MacLeod W IM Norwood L M Cox hours 30 minutes and Phillips TOP NOTCH DEALS ON 4 JIM Big allowances on Long Miler 330 tires Well buy the unused mileage on your present tires Long Miler are built for the shoulders for easier handling oh tough rubber to fight high speeds No 1st 2960 2585 2960 635 560 635 2325 2025 2325 2845 Al plus tax Add far HO HONEY DOWM FULL SIZE FOLDING LAWN CHAIR SPECIALLY PRICED 2 for 1 Service Special FRONT WH EELS BRAKE PACKED ADJUSTMENT Brakes and adjusted fluid added If as ryl I lit biHO of tires is priced as shorn at stores priced at aad at aM tat BfGoodrich The Tough Breed of Tires Is Priced As Shown At Your BF Goodrich Deaters Credit Available Tmn j UPTONS TIRE SERVICE 458 South St Pittsfield BE Goodrich 4439195 breed of tlm for the MR Red Sox Shorts PITTSFIELD REti SOX STAR Chris right Becomes a reserve in the US Army at swearingin cere monies yesterday at the Army Reserve Barker Road Capt Harold F Twitchell USAR is conducting the ceremony 20 a resident of West Warwick RI enlisted for six years and was assigned to duty as a rifleman with Company B 3rd Battalion Infan try Brigade The Red Sox player will start six months of active duty sometime in September probably at Ft Dix NJ Improvements Batting Cage Is Unveiled Screen Planned ior fence One major improvement was introduced at Park last night and owner Joe Buzas of the Red Sox revealed plans for another The improvement was the batting cage the answer to considerable criticism by visit ing managers Used by both teams in batting prac tice the cage proved a great success according to Buzas At the same time Buzas disclosed what he proposes to do next year concerning the center field fence President Rankin Johnson of the Eastern League on a recent visit here recommended that the barrier be moved from its present distance of 345 feet from home plate to 400 feet Buzas said that the cost of such a project would be prohibitive revealed that he intends to put a screen atop the and extend it a distance of approximately 125 feet from one light pole to another in that waywell eliminate the line drive kind of homer he said Buzas said the screen will not solve the sun problem Buzas described the new cage as five times as large as the one that Manager Kirby Farrell of the Williamsport Mets called a nickel cage and other managers complained that they lost many balls during batting practice be the inability to catch them save all foul said Its constructed of steel and can be taken apart and stored The cage was built at Greylock Plastics Inc Fred B Hogan owner of the firm and president of the the Pittsfield clubs fan organi sation supervised construction Former Mates WiU Attend Day for Mark Former teammates of Mark Belanger will attend the day in his honor at Park on Sunday afternoon when the El mira Pioneers for whom he plays shortstop will oppose the Red Sox Scheduled to be present are young men who played with him on two outstanding clubs the Pittsfield High and Pittsfield American Legion champions of and the 1962 Western Mas championship basket ball team Members of each group will be introduced Belanger will be given a purse A certain percentage of the price ticket sold in advance will go to the fund Ticket sales are continuing at the four outlets These are Sam my Vincents Ray and Johns Package Store the Rosa Res and Doms Wendell Bar ber Shop General chairman Da vid Mackie said the sale has bean good The ceremonies will start at Game time will be 2 Former Mayor Raymond L Haughey who made the trip to the national American Legion tournament at Hasting Neb In 1960 will be master of cere monies PUBLIC NOTICE Clearance All TIRES B F Must be sold to make room for new shipment Some Reduced As Much As 40 s Tire Service 458 South St Open Evenings Tel 44 4 39195 NOW RACING reen men M W nM HK MI J MM I Readings tremendous Pony Night crowd of 7943 for the fi nale of the Pittsfield series Mon day night shows what a gim mick can to even for last place team It was the largest gathering ever to see a profes baseball game in Read ing The night before at tendance at Reading was 166 the smallest of the season By the way Pony Night has been scheduled for 10 with York as the opponent A pony will be awarded by drawing that night to a lucky child Several bicycles and other prizes also will be awarded This well could be the night Pittsfield takes the league lead in attendance It generally had been expected that the Red Sox would be first when figures were released However that distinc tion belongs to Williamsport ac cording to the report from Pres ident Rankin Johnsons office through games of July 10 Wil with two special nights that drew combined gath erings of more than 9000 had 41271 Pittsfield was next with 40822 followed by Elmira 30 762 Springfield 39132 York 27228 and Reading 19864 John son said attendance was 10 per cent better than last year run former Pitts field player Jerry Moses made in his debut with WinstonSalem of the Carolina League came at the expense of pitcher Ted Friel of Pittsfield Friel starting his first game for the St Louis Cardinals Raleigh club had a shutout until the ninth inning Then hom ers beat him 21 Incidentally Moses played left field in that game The winning pitcher was Paul Dowd a Detroit boy who spent the spring training period at Cicala Fla with was Dowds seventh win against two losses He struck out 10 Friel fanned six The bloop double Pittsfield pitcher Pete Magrini hit against Reading on Sunday snapped a skein of 34 times at bat Speaking of good hitting pitch ers John Hawkins has batted in six runs in 31 trips tothe plate And MacLeod and John Boyle are the only Pitts field pitchers with home runs Still seeking their first hits of the season are John Thibdeau 29 at Dave Gray 15 and Fred Wenz Pittsfield has clinched the sear son series with Reading It has beaten the Indians 15 times Reading has won seven The teams are scheduled for six Yorks potato catching corps has been dissolved with tiie de parture of Tom Fries He has quit after batting only 184 Fries was second string to Jim French Howie Bedell the old York center fielder who led the league at the last release of av in 58 games for the Milwaukee Braves in 1961 In August of that year he was returned to Louisville of the American Association He earned his major league chance by hitting in 43 consecutive games for Louisville in 1961 Be dell is a coach at The Hill School in Pottstown Pa 65 miles from York Joe Theis the veteran catcher who was released several weeks ago has remained in Pittsfield He is working in the transporta tion department at the General Electric Company He and his wife are living in Dalton Ricky Popowski son of Manager Eddie Popowski of the Red Sox and Jason Bu zas son of Joe Bu zas the Pittsfield Owner will leave tomorrow for three weeks at the Ted Williams baseball camp in Theyll be accompanied by their fathers Both will be guests of the famed slugger Ricky accompanied his father on the latter part of the recent trip He had his first look at Park yesterday Mr and Mrs Alex Gray of Ogden Utah parents of Pitts field pitcher Dave Gray are here for a visit They are accompanied by their eight yearold daughter Laurie The Grays left Ogden by bile on Saturday morning and arrived here early yesterday aft Johnson the clutch hero again has hit in 11 straight games York catcher Jim French probably is the hardest worker at hit position in the Eastern League With the departure of Tom Fries hli understudy French is the only backstop on the rotter He re cently caught Innings in the span of SO hours He admitted he was quite tired at the end If something should happen to French outfielder Brennan Asp len take his place How ever because French does such an outstanding Job behind the plate and MU well Manager Billy Waul uses him fulltime French will be old not A And ver Ohio he received a degree from Ohio University with a ma jor in mathematics He Is ing at the University of Indiana for a masters degree in finance and economics French is solidly built 175 pounds and S feet 7 This is only his second season of professional baseball He broke in last year with Rocky Mount NQ of the Carolina League Making their first appearance for York in Pittsfield are pitch ers Dave Stenhouse and Jack Jenkins and infielder Jim der Stenhouse was to York by the parent Washington Senators after they tried him for a short time at Hawaii of the Pacific Coast League Jenkins was promoted from Burlington of the Carolina League Snyder a veteran was with York 10 years ago He was obtained from t he Minnesota organization Three pitchers who were here earlier no longer are with York George Angell and Carl Middle dorf to Bur lington arid Ray Heiser has been placed on the disabled list It was Pittsfield National Bank Nights The bank set up an award plan similar to that used by er sponsoring organizations The Pittsfield Boys Club was the beneficiary These were t h e i awards for Red Sox feats 5 each for doubles and triples and each for home runs and dou ble plays According to our cal the bank will present the sum of 25 to the Boys Club Wonder Bread will sponsor toi nights contest The Pittsfield Little Leagues will be the bene with the same cash award program in effect Average Mark Belanger former Pitts field High star athlete failed to hit safely in two official trips to the plate for the Elmira Pioneers in their 43 loss to the Springfield Giants last night at Springfield He scored a run after being hit by a pitched ball as the lead off batter in the game His average is 238 on 83 hits in 351 times at bat Little League A tworun double by Danny Giardina and a run scored by Pete on a wild pitch gave City Savings an vic tory over Crescent Creamery in South League day the first game of the sec double tied the game after two were out in the sixth Tim Isabel went all for the win Keyin Doo Ian was the loser in relief Bob Aitken of the Elks pitched a yesterday against and recorded a 30 shut out in the first game of the in the A Monday was forfeited by Colt Insurance to the Fire Department when only eight Colt at the field Aitken not only pitched well but drove in two of his teams three runs with a triple Bob Skowron had two of three hits one of them a dou ble Tom Nolan who gave up only five hits was charged with the loss Western Massachusetts Supply scored a 103 victory over Besse Clarke Monday and ter topped Dunkin Donuts 119 yesterday in East League ac tion which resumed after the midseason rest The big blow of the Monday game was John Clines homer for the Supply team Gary Tate of scored a double play singlehanded yesterday Wayne Pratt hit two triples for the Donuts in a losing cause Civitan edged Gull Oil 65 in a West League game at Clapp Park last night Mike Hisert with a home run and a single was the leading batsman for the winners Steve Miller hit a home run for Gull Oil but in a losing cause Ed Smith was given credit for the victory The loser was Pete Taylor Racing Is Halted In Labor Dispute CHESTER W Va Waterford Park race track re mained closed today in a com plicated labor dispute The problem to head Monday night when only one race wai run Tuesday entire program was canceled and track James Ed wards said the racing can be resumed is Friday The issues include a demand by some track workers that they be given union representa tion and a protest to the report ed firing of 14 others Park official Harry Bell dis claimed any knowledge of the representation demand He also said there were no dismissals although 14 local had hired 9
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