AMERICAN LEAGUE
Maybe the NEW YORK Yankees (2-4) are really dead for a change, not just playing possum. Elston Howard and Roger Maris were injured, with Howard out for six weeks. Mickey Mantle's gimpy legs restricted him to pinch-hitting. Pitching ace Whitey Ford lost twice. And five regulars continued to hit under .200. Trade winds raged. Dispatched to Kansas City with Pitcher Rollie Sheldon for light-hitting Catcher Doc Edwards, John Blanchard stated: "Ralph Houk is too smart for something like this. It's the worst trade I've heard of in my life." Rumors had Athletic First Baseman Jim Gentile moving to New York. Anaheim-bound LOS ANGELES (7-1) renamed Dodger Stadium "Ulcer Gulch" after winning four one-run games. Dean Chance, Fred Newman and Marcelino Lopez each won two games. Rookie Third Baseman Paul Schaal led the Angels in home runs and RBIs. He kept a book on opposing pitchers "to find out how they got me out." Ralph Terry of CLEVELAND (4-2) needed only 70 pitches to blank his former Yankee mates. Fred Whitfield (13 for 25) cracked three homers, drove in 13 runs. WASHINGTON (4-2) won three from New York, as Frank Howard (bases-loaded triple), Jim King (pinch-hit two-run homer) and Relievers Ron Kline and Steve Ridzik keyed late-inning drives. Camilo Pascual hit another homer, also matched Jim Grant's two complete-game victories for MINNESOTA (4-2). Taking advantage of bad fielding, CHICAGO (4-2) scored 10 runs against Detroit (5 errors) and 13 against the Twins (7 errors). Joe Horlen and John Buzhardt four-hit the Tigers in both ends of a doubleheader. Recuperating Charlie Dressen promised an early return to DETROIT (1-5) saying, "My heart feels fine." It better. Al Kaline's 15th-inning homer beat Baltimore but provided small solace for a week of horrendous baseball. KANSAS CITY (2-5) won as many games as it did in all of April and gained the league lead in hitting. Bullpen refugee Fred Talbot won his second straight start. BALTIMORE'S (3-3) Robin Roberts gained victory No. 275 and said, "Sure, I want 300, but I don't worry about totals." Benched with a fractured thumb. MVP Brooks Robinson started a winning rally with a pinch single. Jerry Adair's errorless streaks ended at 454 chances and 89 games, BOSTON (1-6) gave away 15,000 bats, then scored 15 runs to win its only game. Dick Radatz (6.75 ERA) was bombed again. Shuddered Manager Billy Herman, "If we can't get him straightened away, we're in trouble."

NATIONAL LEAGUE
The Willie Mays-Don Drysdale beanball vendetta simmered down when NL President Warren Giles telegraphed restraint warnings to SAN FRANCISCO (3-3) and LOS ANGELES (5-1) players before their weekend series in Candlestick Park. But nothing cooled Mays's vendetta with outfield barriers. Chasing a line drive off Drysdale's bat, Mays hurled himself futilely at a fence and slumped face down on the ground. The Giants' franchise teetered for a minute or so before Willie got to his feet and insisted that he remain in the game. In the bottom half of the same inning he batted against Drysdale. Don said later, "As soon as the ball left my fingers, I could see Willie's eyes light up and I could hear his bat rattle." Willie slammed a double but departed for treatment of his twisted neck two innings later. "I have never seen a more spectacular effort by an outfielder," admitted Drysdale. The fourth inning against the Dodgers capped a great week for Mays, who also celebrated his 34th birthday by giving a champagne party on the Giants' flight home from St. Louis. Willie hit five home runs and led the majors with 10 in 22 games. However, the Giants had problems, particularly at first base. Orlando Cepeda's knee troubles placed him on the disabled list, Willie McCovey was spiked and Harvey Kuenn wrenched his back. Shortstop Jose Pagan did not hit or field and was replaced by Jim Davenport, who had four hits against St. Louis. The Dodgers, meanwhile, won five straight to take over first place. Handyman Dick Tracewski, replacing injured John Kennedy at third, homered to beat Cincinnati and won a regular job. Derrell Griffith, recalled from Spokane to fill in for Tommy Davis, hit well. PHILADELPHIA (3-2) finally showed some late-inning punch as Johnny Callison—"As he goes, we go," said Manager Gene Mauch—started the tying rally in the ninth and the winning rally in the 11th against St. Louis. HOUSTON (3-3) maintained its hex on Chicago, winning three of four and prompting sign-stealing charges from the Cubs. Manager Luman Harris argued, "Connie Mack told me when I have a hunch to play it." He called a pitchout and caught Roberto Pena at the plate to abort a suicide squeeze. CHICAGO (3-4) lost batting practice four successive days because of bad weather. "I don't know where the plate is," complained Ron Santo. Yogi Berra, 40, Ed Kranepool, 20, and Ron Swoboda, 20, all won games for NEW YORK (3-2). "Pretty soon Swoboda [.286, 7 HR] will start to correct his mistakes," said Manager Casey Stengel. Bill White doubled his 1964 home-run production against left-handers when he hit two off the Giants' Bob Hendley, but ST. LOUIS (2-4) pitchers yielded gopher balls at a 2-1 ratio. PITTSBURGH (2-4) completed a 3-12 "worst ever" road trip by beating Cincinnati in what Manager Harry Walker called, "My biggest game as Pirate manager." Walker also urged the Pirates to play like Don Hoak, the infielder turned broadcaster who entertains managerial ambitions. It was foggy in MILWAUKEE (3-2) the day after only 913 saw the Braves beat the Astros. So Houston Outfielder Al Spangler joked, "The fog will hold the crowd down." Pinch-hitting CINCINNATI (2-4) rookie Art Shamsky homered, then went apartment hunting. "It looks like I've made this team," he said. Jim O'Toole lost his fourth straight. Said Manager Dick Sisler, "I don't know where O'Toole's fast ball went."

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PHOTOPLAYER OF THE WEEK: Willie Mays

LEADING ROOKIES: BATTING

AB

H

HR

RBI

BA

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Shamsky, Cin

14

6

1

2

.429

Perez, Cin

32

13

2

10

.406

Swoboda, NY

50

16

7

14

.320

Lefebvre, LA

70

19

2

7

.271

Morgan, Hou

96

25

1

4

.260

Beauchamp, Hou

33

8

0

3

.242

Pena, Chi

85

19

2

8

.224

Beckert, Chi

98

20

0

6

.204

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cardenal, LA

86

25

2

11

.291

Blefary, Balt

47

13

6

13

.277

Ryan, Bos

19

5

2

4

.263

Sullivan, Det

27

7

1

6

.259

Schaal, LA

74

19

6

16

.257

Blair, Balt

78

17

2

7

.218

Berry, Chi

63

12

1

5

.190

McCabe, Wash

24

4

1

5

.167

A. Lopez, NY

26

4

0

0

.154

Shockley, LA

53

8

1

8

.159

Northrup, Det

36

5

0

2

.139

Petrocelli, Bos

36

4

0

0

.111

Boxed statistics through Saturday, May 8

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)