Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 23 1967, Page 21

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 23, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Jim Murray near 200 wins on 9 three Quarter toes los Angeles it was a warm Day in june of the front Lawn looked a Little and the Man of the House had a few hours before he had to show up for he would be making several business trips in the course of the next few weeks so he decided to give the grass a Good manicuring before he he hauled out his new Gas driven rotary Mower to do and instead gave himself a the Lawn was still hairy when they hauled Curtis Thomas Simmons off to the Hospital that like a lot of left handed he had committed a Curt never did have a very Good move to and this afternoon he had As getting his so to off the when he got Dis there was Only three quarters of it the Lawn Mower abruptly turned into a Toenail when Curt Simmons first came up to the Philadelphia Phillies six years earlier for an Eye popping he had All 10 a Brush and a fastball that glowed in the if the Phillies had thought to throw a Gardener in the he might have set records that would stand they sent Curt to Wilmington where he threw the Ball past 197 and had an earned run average that was barely a whole he came up to the who had finished last in the league eight times Simmons in the preceding within two he and Robin Roberts had become the deadliest Rigitan left handed pitching combination seen in Philly since Grove and and the phils won the 1950 their first and last since that Simmons had won 17 games by 5 but he got called up in the korean War missed the world All of the next and the Only direct Benefit he derived was the pair of combat boots he was wearing that afternoon in 1953 when he lost of his left without the heavy he might have lost on half of his Curt is Apt to Pooh Pooh his Accident As a mishap As minor As a Blister or ingrown but the evidence contradicts so did the National league a Mere broken toe once changed dizzy Dean from a Scourge to a while Simmons struggled batters began to take a toehold because he could his was never Brilliant when the inevitable sore Arm cropped up you pitch with your feet As Well As your he found himself in Williamsport with the word Curt Simmons has lost his big toe and his big even though they were to lose 23 games in a the Phillies made a free agent a baseball term meaning unemployed out of it was Solly hemus and the Louis cardinals who took a Chance on but not much of a Simmons pitched Only when the staff was worn the game he developed a Semi screwball and More changes of Speed than a the first thing you batters were returning to the dugout muttering that they wished the Lawn Mower had run Over his Arm instead of his the cardinals missed the Pennant in 1963 on the strength of a game where Simmons barely missed Matching Sandy Koufax in a crucial september in Curt Simmons finally got into his world winning 18 games and walking Only 49 batters several on purpose in 244 Curt has drifted Down the waiver Stream since two weeks bobbed ashore with the California Angels where he promptly shut out the it was his 191st Only a relative handful in his tory have won in the Angels locker room the other As a writer Simmons was the butt of Good natured get him to Tell you How he pitched to someone when i was a allowed the pitching Bob who quit the game 10 years i tried to copy his How did Ruth like the and away asked a kid Simmons didst if it had not been for the korean he might have told them How to Jam Joe Dimaggio in a world and if it haunt been for a Lawn he would in a manner of toed the rubber in a lot More world series than although the Angels Hope he can make it an even two this c the los Angeles times boxing ratings Pimentel chosen was Best timeout i fast rising welter pitted against Lee Ohio a the world boxing association named Thad and Jesus mexican Bantam As its co boxers of the Arch Aba ratings committee said spen cer won the Honor with his Deci Sive Victory Over Ernie Terrell in one of the Aba tournament fights at he said Pimentel was named for his technical knockout win Over minoan Ben Ali of Spanish who had not been Defeated until his bout with the Hindman said Pimentell Vic tory should earn him a try at the 118pound Crown of fight ing Harada of spencers showing in the Houston tournament moved him into fourth place in the Aba Hindman the Aba ratings american unless otherwise Karl Joe Oscar Buenos Thad Floyd Jerry Jimmy Eduardo Mcotis Ernie Light heavyweights Champion Dick Nigeria won title 121666 lost defense Roger Bob Piero Del Jose Young Bob Harold John Herschel Eddie Jack Nino Ben won title in Emile Pedro fed Joey Carlos Andy Tom Rafael Romeo Junior middleweight Champion Kisoo South won title 625 defense Freddie lit Luis Sandra Maz Benny Juan Carlos Stanley Hay Luis Eddie to Champion Curtis Barnes takes tourney Canada a Ronnie Barnes of beat the last of his five opponents to win the International round Robin Tennis tournament Barnes Defeated Canadas Mike he and earlier Defeated Manuel san Tana of Nikola Pilic of Jaideep Mukerjea of India and Roy Emerson of Wen title 82446last defense 519 Charlie Gypsey Joe Ernie Ramon a Willie South Cormelo Jean Musashi Willie puerto Jerry Junior welterweight Champion Paul won title 43067 Wil lie West nicotine Eddie Jose Sandro Lennox Jao Carlos Pel Marcel Carlos regained title 111365 last defense 8 Carlos dominican re Aki Hisa Pedro Ismael Frankie puerto Hugo Argen Sebastian sugar Victor Pedro Junior lightweights Champion Yoshi Aki won title Hiroshi Kang Shu South Raul Ray Jaime Val Antonio Rene Lloyd Jose Luis Vicente featherweight Champion Vicente won title 92667 last defense Antonio Jose Howard Mitsunori Enrique Johnny Frankie Crow Pedro Carlos bantamweight Champion fighting won title 51765 last defense Jesus Takao Yoshilo Naka Mimoun Ben Bernardo Alan Chu Chu Jose Luis Katsu Hiro Romy flyweight Champion Horacio a won title 3166 last defense Chartchai katsuyoshi a Hiroyuki Jose Nelson Argen rec Takeshi Pun top Varavut Pic hit Elf Ron is old Indian Way of knowing Good Little Hawk just guide paleface to where empty Beer cans Are the thickest by the associated press Jerry the fast is ing Young welterweight aiming for a shot at Champion Curtis meets highly regarded Sweet Herbie Lee of washing in new monday night in a feature of this weeks Light boxing pro Pellegrini from and the seventh ranked Junior welterweight both have 173 the bout is scheduled for 10 Pellegrini can get by we have three or four More ranked foes in mind for him and then wed like to take a shot at Curtis said Vince Pellegrini the weeks schedule monday at Dwight los Angeles Jose san 10 at new Jerry Sweet 10 at new Joe new new York 8 and Charley new York is Clay thursday at los Frankie los Angeles Ruben Wel 10 at Gene Isidro 10 at Tony to Danny saturday at Fred Danny puerto claims Aba unfair Manila a former world Junior lightweight Cham Pion Gabriel Flash Elorde Felt the world boxing association Aba was unfair in removing him from the ratings so a spokesman it was not fair and he would like to know the was reasons for dropping him out of the list of Lordes Broth Erin Law Lope Sarreal told the associated Elorde lost the 130pound Crown in Tokyo last june 15 to Yoshiaki Numata of the Aba subsequently rated him 5 contender in his division the following in the recently released ratings for August he was not among the 10 listed Sarreal said it was not Lordes fault that he Hast fought since his last title de if this was the reason for was he wanted to fight but so far has not found an Sarreal the other con tenders had previous commit ments and were not immediately two of the boxers Elorde wanted to Seki of Japan and Frankie Narvaez of new York had signed up for other Sarreal Elorde is willing to meet any contender in the Junior lightweight or lightweight Sarreal Jean retires cup a Billie Jean King of Long applying the pres sure on the big won the Essex county club women Tennis tournament for a third time Defeated Kerry Melville of in 56 minutes to retire the Essex regarded As the worlds Lead ing player after winning at Wimbledon in 1966 and King first won at Essex in 1964 and repeated in a virus infection prevented her from defending the title last much quicker on her feet than her 20yearold of never lost her own often miss Melville had chances to break through but it was then that King played her there were no Breaks during the first 13 games of the match but then miss leading lost the set As Bil lie Jean knocked off straight 22 Paw in stars stripes a n d y c a p p

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