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Campanella Most NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UP) Catcher Roy Campanella of the World Champion Dodgers, who predicted last spring that he would win the award, tonight was selected as the National League's most - valuable play- play- f cr in 1955. i ( It marked I W V t ine iniru iniio the stocky Negro Negro backstop 1 . ,u. lias nun nii; . award, after being seieciea Campauella previously in 1951 and 1953. It also gave catchers a clean sweep of the most valuable player awards this year. Yogi Berra of the Yankees having won the American American League crown, also for the third time. Campanella, who failed to receive receive a single vote last season, won out with a total of 226 points, five more than his teammate, teammate, Duke Snider, in the balloting balloting by 24 members of the Baseball Writers' Association, three from each National League city.r The balloting was so cloe that votes other than first place ballots decided the victor, for both Campanella and Snider received eight first place votes. Hut with each writer eleettng 10 players with 14 points for a first place vote, nine tor a second, second, eight for a third and so en down to one for a 10th, Campanella Campanella won out. Receiving votes from each of the 24 voters, Campanella received received six second place votes, three third place ballots, four fifth place votes and three for seventh. Snider, who was left Tiro 66s Nullified InMiamiOpen Golf AsRainHaltsPlay MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 8 UP) A cloudburst flooded the Miami Springs golf course today, washing washing out the first-round first-round first-round play in the Miami Open and costing Doug Ford and Billy Maxwell a one-stroke one-stroke one-stroke lead they established before the rains came. Both had 66s. Ray O'Brien, tournament director director for the P r o f e s s 1 o n a 1 Golfers Association, canceled 154 6 A V J How They Voted NEW YORK. Dec 8 CP Here Is the official voting for the National League's most valuable player award by a 24-man 24-man 24-man committee of the Baseball Writers Association of America. .(First place votes In parentheses points on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.) Tmr, Clak CaJnau.Ha. Sia-Urn Sia-Urn Sia-Urn (S).. Snlriar. Sra-klrH Sra-klrH Sra-klrH (Sl.... tlt-nka, tlt-nka, tlt-nka, Chlcaf (). ...... Mara. Na Tark B-barta. B-barta. B-barta. PklUOIahl 1). Xlaaaawtfcl, rlnfinnall.. ... ". Bra-klya. Bra-klya. Bra-klya. ...... Maalal, at. L-ata L-ata L-ata Aaraa). Mwaaa.e ....... .. aUaaa, Itra-aJrn Itra-aJrn Itra-aJrn 1). Laraja, Mllwaakat. . r-al. r-al. r-al. Cbirianall Efinla. rkUarlhl A.na.rm. rkllaavlakU. rrtafitf, ntlabargh. Lakbaa, Braaalrn. Cranaall, Mll-aahaa Mll-aahaa Mll-aahaa Malhawa. Mllwaakaa. ling. rilUb-rali rilUb-rali rilUb-rali Mr,rr, PlillaaVlahls. Kak'r, ( Strata. , ParUhf. Bra-aim Bra-aim Bra-aim I.w. PllUkarih 7 a-faaa, a-faaa, a-faaa, ritukara.il... Tk). rdnU .. S2 .. til ... IDS .. IAS .. 1S ..lit 9 .. 4 .. sa .. in .. l .. 2S .. II .. IT off one ballot entirely, received four second place votes, two thirds, five fourtns, three fifths and one seventh. Ernie Banks, the Chlcsgo Cubs' home-run home-run home-run hitting shortstop, shortstop, was third with 195 points and six first place votes. Willie Mays of the Giants was fourth with 165 points, followed by pitcher Robin Roberts of the Phillies with 159; first baseman Ted Kluszewskl of Cincinnati with 111; Pitcher Don New. combe of the Dodgers with 89, outfielder-first outfielder-first outfielder-first baseman Stan Musial of the Cardinals with 43 and shortstop Pee Wee Reese of the Dodgers and outfielder Hank Aaron of the Braves with 36 points each. 'Outside of Campanella, Snider Snider and Banks, only two others others received first place votes Koberts and Reese getting one each. , Campanella hit .318 this season, season, with it home runa and 107 runs batted In. Hia average was fourth highest In the league, but he was only nine-tenths nine-tenths nine-tenths of one percentage point away from being runner-up runner-up runner-up to batting champion Richie Ash-burn Ash-burn Ash-burn of the Phillies. Ashburn received only 17 points in the most valuable voting. Others who received points were: Johnny Logan, Braves, 24; Wally Post. Reds, 23: Del En-nis. En-nis. En-nis. Phillies, 21; Ashburn, 17; Clem Labine, Dodgers, 11; Bob Friend, Pirates, 10: Del Cran-dall. Cran-dall. Cran-dall. Braves, eight: Ed Mathews, Braves, six; Dale Long, Pirates, Valuable and Jack Meyer. Phillies, three each; Gene Baker, Cubs, and Carl Furillo, Dodgers, two each, and Vernon Law and Frank Thomas, both of the Pirates, one each. Campanella. who started out in the Negro leagues at the age of 15, made a spectacular comeback comeback this year after a distnal 1954 campaign during which he batted only .207 in 111 games. The roly-poly roly-poly roly-poly catcher submitted submitted to an operation for the removal removal of bone chips In his left wrist on May 4 of that season but he insisted throughout the remainder of the season that be had not been cored. Campanella had a second operation operation during the off season but reported to spring training as one of the biggest question marks in the league. By the end of spring training, training, however. Campanella war his old buoyant self and freely predicted he would win this year's Most Valuable Flayer Award. "Shake hands with the Most Valuable Player of 1955." Campanella Campanella would 6ay when greeting greeting newsmen. Theli Roy would purposely hold out his injured ' hand for the reporter to grip as hard as he could. With the opening of the season, season, Campanella and the rest of the Dodgers began reeking their vengeance on the remainder remainder of the league for their disappointing disappointing 1954 season. With Campanella and Snider forming a thunderous 1-t 1-t 1-t batting combination combination in the middle of the order, the Dodgers opened the Trabert Makes Debut In Pro Ranks Tonight NEW YORK. Dee. 8 Ifl -Tony -Tony Trabert, amateur tennis' "triple champion" of 1955, and Dick (Pancho) Gonzales, the king of the professional netmen, open a 100-city 100-city 100-city test of skill, power and endurance in Madison Madison Square Garden Friday night. The winner of this far-flung far-flung far-flung series will receive a S25.0O0 bonus from promoter Jack Kramer and a crack at Australia's Australia's Lew Hoad if the latter turns pro the following year. Trabert, 25-year-old 25-year-old 25-year-old 25-year-old 25-year-old Davis Cup star from Cincinnati, deserted deserted the simon-pure simon-pure simon-pure ranks for a reported 580,000 guarantee. Gonzales, long-time long-time long-time ruler of the In N L i Most Valuable List I NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UP) The NaUonal League's most valuable players from 1931 through 1955: 1SS I rraak rrtatk. SI. Laala 111 tkack Blru. rklla4rlakU.. . .. ltlt Carl BakkaU, Naa tark 4 Dlaar Oraa. l. Laala ISIS Oakka Harlaall, Cklraf. ISIS Carl RakfcaU, Naw Tark iklT Jaa Ma4akk. SI. Laala IS Srala L-aafcarSI. L-aafcarSI. L-aafcarSI. ClarlaaaU. ... ! Barkr TValtara. Claataaall 140 Prank MrC-nafcrk. MrC-nafcrk. MrC-nafcrk. riarlaaaM. 141 Dalrk Caaallll. Braaklra s is 17 1 1 n ta st SO 174 son to 14S Sua Maatal. SI. " 141 Maria l-aar. l-aar. l-aar. i. Maa.. 1B44 Martr Maria. 1 uta 14S rkU Caaaralla. CHaaaa... .... SI 34 Stan Maalal. t. Laala.. SI 1S4T S-k S-k S-k Clllatl. t-H t-H t-H SOS 4S Sua MaalaJ. St. Laala ........ " 4 larkla B-klaaaa, B-klaaaa, B-klaaaa, Srartlra . .... J4 1SO Jim Kaaataalr. rkllaarlkkbv... tJ lSt Bar Caaaaaaalla. Snaalfa JS last Hull ftaaar. CkWafa ttS 1SSS B-r B-r B-r Caaiaaaalla. Brazil. ..... 1ST S4 Ttlllla Mara. a Tark t ISSS Bat Caaaaaealla. Braaklr. season "vlth a record 10-game 10-game 10-game winning streak and went on to break open the race almost before before it had begun with it victories victories In their first 24 games. Thanks to that opening drive the Dodgers seized a huge lead which was never seriously threatened and provided a per-, per-, per-, feet cushion later in the season when virtually all Brooklyn's front-line front-line front-line .pitchers were sidelined sidelined with aliments. Berra, Campanella, Musial and Jimmy Foxx now rank as the only players who ever have won the writers' award three times. Berra won the award in 1951 and 1954 in addition to this year. Musial received the award in 1943. 1946 and 1948 while Foxx received it in 1932, 1933 and 1938. nlav-for-cash nlav-for-cash nlav-for-cash nlav-for-cash nlav-for-cash set and U. S. ama teur boss in 1948 and 1949, supposedly supposedly is collecting about $23,-000. $23,-000. $23,-000. The difference in pay rankles Pancho and he has made no bones about his burning desire desire to whomp his husky opponent opponent soundly. Gonzales, incidentally, incidentally, is only 27. Because Kramer fears thst the 10 p. m. (EST) telecast of the Ray Robinson-Bobo Robinson-Bobo Robinson-Bobo Olson middleweight fight in Chicago, might keep away some cash customers, customers, he has moved up the "main event" to 8:30 p. m. (EST) with the other matches to follow. Trabert and Gonzales, however, however, match shots In a best of

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 09 Dec 1955, Fri,
  3. Page 36

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