4 Jun 1957 Team Honors Frank Burford

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4 Jun 1957
Team Honors Frank Burford - New York Mayor Seeks Showdown With Giants, Bums...
New York Mayor Seeks Showdown With Giants, Bums NEW YORK (UP) Mayor Robert F. Wapner will ask the Brooklyn Dodger and New York Giant presidents presidents today If they have made commitments to move their franchises and money-making money-making money-making baseball feud to California. Wagner and other city officials will meet with Walter Team Honors Frank Burford REDDING, Calif. Frank Bur-ford Bur-ford Bur-ford of Albany, Ore., was unanimously unanimously selected by the team as the most Inspirational baseball player of the season. He was given given an award at the awards banquet. banquet. Burford, a sophomore, was team captain in 1956 and this year. He started the season as v relief hurler and quickly moved to a starting spot. His final pitching pitching record for the season was eight wins and three losses. Burford Burford boasted one of the best records records in the Golden Valley conference. conference. ' The school's baseball year closed May 12. Champ Eyes Knockout Win NEW YORK W "Somebody's sure goin' to get knocked out this time," young Floyd Patterson said today as he resumed training for his heavyweight title defense against Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson at the Polo Grounds July 29. And the wink that accompanied his statement boded evil for challenger challenger Tommy, who had lost a split 12-round 12-round 12-round decision to Patterson I O'Malley, president of the Dodgers, and Horace Stone- Stone- ham, president of the Giants. The showdown session was set up after the National league met last Tuesday at Chicago and gave the Dodgers and Giants permission permission to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco, The league stipulated stipulated that the two clubs request the moves before next Oct. 1 and go west together. If they move, tht Dodgers would go to Los Angeles and the Giants to San Francisco. Wagner said the purpose of today's meeting Is to "learn the intentions" of O'Malley and Stoneham. O'Malley said more than a year ago that the Dodgers would not play in Ebbets field after 1957. It was not known whether city officials would offer the Dodgers and Giants any inducements, such as new parks, in a last-ditch last-ditch last-ditch bid to keep them. The city has appropriated $200,000 for two separate surveys of possible Brooklyn sites for the Dodgers. Wagner also said it would be "very difficult" to justify lifting the city's admission tax, one of the items that Irks the baseball clubs. Los Angeles and San Francisco have offered to build new parks in their bids to get the Dodgers and Giants. The California cities also have gone on record against levying an admission tax while wooing the old National league rivals. that with all and Stengel. players American the will nine. The for in drilling that the

Clipped from Albany Democrat-Herald04 Jun 1957, TuePage 11

Albany Democrat-Herald (Albany, Oregon)04 Jun 1957, TuePage 11
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