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Yankees Buy Robin Roberts from Phillies
Yankees Buy Robin Roberts From Phillies United Press International The New York' Yankees are hopeful that Robin Roberts will turn out to be another Johnny Sain. In fact, it will be Sain, now the Yankees' pitching coach, who will be handed thir major reclamation project next spring when Roberts reports to the world champions' training camp at Fort Laud erdale, Fla. Sain, you may remember, was purchased by the Yankees from the old Boston Braves in 19S1 after slipping to a 5-13 record that year. The old Arkansas side-armer won 35 and lost 25 as a Yankee pitcher for four years Machen Faces Brian London LONDON (UPI) Aggressive Brian London of England says he'll try to chase heavyweight contender Eddie Machen of Portland, Ore., out of the ring tonight in their 10-round fight before an expected 10,000 at the Wembley Pool Arena. .1 ' "That's the way to handle timid helping them to pennants in 1951, '62 and 'S3. The Yankees acquired Roberts for slightly more than the $20,000 waiver price Monday from the Philadelphia Phillies. The sturdy, 35-year-old had been with the Phils since 1948 after signing what was then a fabulous $25,000 bonus contract. Won 234 Games During 14 seasons with the Phillies, Roberts won 234 games and lost 199. He won 20 or more games in six straight seasons (1950-1955), reaching his peak-in 1952 when he posted a 28-7 rec ord. He . has pitched 35 shutouts and a pair of one-hitters, and was named to the National League All-Star squad seven times. The 200-pound six-footer from Springfield, 111., reached a career low-water mark with the futile Phils this year when he pitched only two complete games in IS starts and finished with a 1-10 rec ord after injuring his right knee in mid-season. Bob Carpenter, owner of the Phillies, admitted he was "sorry to see Robbie go, although . it's no surprise to either of us. i I told him if I had an oppor tunity to place him with a first place club, I would do so, said the prcxy of the last-place Phils, who finished 46 games back of the NL pennant-winning Cincinnati Reds this year. ,"He certainly is getting that." ' 'I sincerely believe this will be another Sain case," Carpenter added, Nothing To Lose 'We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by this purchase," said Yankee General Manager Roy Harney. , Roberts apparently agreed. "I would like to think I'm capable of pitching regularly and Philadelphia didn't appear to be the place to do it," Robbie said. "I just want a chance to work hard and be a part of the Yankee team." The New York Mets also picked up another old NL pitching star Monday when they purchased Billy Loes from the San Francisco Giants for a reported $25,000 on a conditional basis. Loes, 32, was hampered by arm trouble during the past season when he posted a 6-5 record and will be returned to the Giants if he fails to im press Mets' Manager Casey Sten gel in spring training. Loes was with the old Brook lyn Dodgers from 1950 through 1955, helping pitch the Dodgers to pennants In 1952. '53 and '55. He went to the Baltimore Orioles early in the 1956 season and re mained with them until last year when he was traded to the Giants. His overall big-league record is- 80-63. Sell Five Others In addition to Loes, the Giants sold Ditcher Dick Denton to Springfield of the Eastern League and four other players to Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. They also added 12 new players from minor league clubs, including shortstop Hal Lanier, son of former pitching great Max Lanier, and right-hander Gaylord Perry, who had an 18-8 record with 'la-coma of the PCL this year. The Phillies also asked waivers on veteran pinch hitter Elmer Valo, promoted 10 farmhands, re leased three regulars and lost in- fielder Ruben Amaro to the U.S. Army. Pitcher Ruben Gomez was among the trip released outright to Buffalo of . the International League. In other transactions, the Los Angeles Angels farmed out five players, including outfielder Faye Throneberry and cnucK lanner; the Baltimore Orioles purchased former Yankee pitcher Johnny Kucks from Rochester of the IL and the Cleveland Indians promoted six minor leaguers, includ. ng pitchers Tom John and Larry Patterson. The Houston Colts purchased the contracts of veteran pitcher Hal Woodeschick from Denver of the American Association and Jim Pendleton from Jacksonville. Fla. (Jersey City) of the International League. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that tne Board of Adjustment of the- City of Corvallis, Oregon, will hold a Public Hearing in the Municipal Court Room in the City Hall ol said City at 4:30 o'clock p.m. ott Friday, October 20, 1961. . The matter before the Board is as follows: The petition of Mr. Bert A. Hib-ner, 942 North Ninth Street, to extend the present C-2 Zone approximately 40 feet westerly to the rear line of the property. All persons interested in said matter are invited to be present at said hearing and be heard relative to this petition. WILLIAM F. RAW Chairman Board of Adjustment Corvallis, Oregon PUBLISH: October 10 and 17, 1961