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THE OTTAWA HERALD Tuesday, October 10, 1961 Ford Stands Out As Series Hero WHITEY FORD This Nice Guy Didnt Finish Last By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer CINCINNATI Ohio (AP) Ralph Houk is the man to bury for all time Leo Durocher's quip, "Nice guys finish last." The manager of the New York Yankees is a nice guy to all who know him, a modest, courteous man with the poise and confidence of a budding executive. Houk rode the hot seat all season long, from the October day a year ago he was named successor to Casey Stengel to the moment his New York Yankees clinched the World Series Monday at Crosley Field. Some many say they would like to ride in such a hot seat with all the Yankee millions and home run power at his disposal. The facts are that Houk, working on a one- year contract, had to follow in the footsteps of Stengel, one of the great managers of baseball. All Houk had to do was win 10 pennants (and seven World Series) to match Stengel's record. Although critics since the days of Joe McCarthy have called Yankee pilots "push button managers," it was up to Houk to prove he could win. He alone knew how impqjjt- ant it was to retain the confidence : and respect of the players, many of whom he had played beside in .his years with the Yanks as a re• serve catcher. : There is no "Stengelese" in Houk's conversation. He speaks calmly, directly and to the point. "That feller" that Stengel used to talk about disappeared from the Yankee Stadium clubhouse. Houk named names and answered questions without evading the issue. "Look, there is only one Casey 'Stengel," he told visitors at spring training, "I am Ralph Houk. Casey did an awful lot for me. Without Casey, I wouldn't be here. , He was a great manager. "But you manage your own way. That is the only way you xan do it. You don't try to follow anybody else." Houk set his own rules at the "Very beginning. "One thing you'll never hear from me," he said, "is a second Tguess of any of my players. If I have to talk to him I'll do it in "private." CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP)-Now that the smoke has cleared from the New York Yankees' massacre of outgunned Cincinnati Reds, a whimsical pitcher with withering finesse, lefty Whitey Ford, stands as the 1961 World Series hero. Ford broke a Babe Ruth pitching record and hamstrung the Reds with 14 innings of scoreless pitching while Roger (61-homer) Maris belted only one vital blow and Mickey Mantle contributed mainly medical reports in the series won by the Yanks, four games to one. Ford, a chunky, twinkling-eyed chap of 32, won the series opener last Wednesday in New York with a two-hit, 2-0 shutout and was credited with a 7-0 fourth-game triumph he didn't finish Sunday. Ford—winding up the regular season with the majors' best record of 25-4—displayed delightful humor as well as superb pitching in tying the Redlegs into knots. Had Ford not suffered a badly bruised toe from his own batted ball in the sixth inning of Sunday's fourth game, he might have had a skein of 36 scoreless innings instead of the record 32 he now has written into baseball's archives. Ruth held the former scoreless inning series record at 29 2-3, a mark immortal Bambino reputedly cherished as much as his season homer mark of 60 which Maris broke this year with 61 in 8 more games. After his record-breaking second stint Sunday, Ford lightly passed over his accomplishment, jokingly wondering how much money would be offered for the ball he used in breaking Ruth's record. No joke to the crushed Cincinnati Reds, however, was the fact that in whipping them twice, Ford allowed six hits in 14 innings, walked only one, struck out seven and made them look mighty futile. fifth when Wally Post clipped reliever Bud Daley for a two-run hbmer. Jay was followed by a seemingly never-ending parade of Cincinnati throwers. The 8-4, 225-pound right-hander threw 23 pitches before he was dragged from the first-inning carnage. After Jay came Jim Maloney, Ken Johnson, Bill Henry, Sherm Jones, Purkey, Jim Brosnan and Hunt. Bob Ken Greatest Yankee Team, Says Yogi GUESS WHO LOST? — Yankee Manager Ralph Houk (left) receives congratulations from Red Manager Fred Hutchinson after final game of World Series. Yanks Didn't Need M&M To Stun Reds Settling For Tie AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP)-A benefit football game between the Augusta and El Dorado Junior Chambers of Commerce came off as expected Saturday night—tired. <• '*ftiere will be no rematch of the 0 to 0 deadlock. Too many bumps and bruises. Beside, they got what they wanted — enough money to build restrooms at the Augusta High School football field. For Insurance On dwellings, household goods, buildings and automobiles See Dean Berlin, Agent 109 E. Second Phono CH 2-2804 May Bench Billy Cannon HOUSTON (AP) - Billy Cannon, the powerful Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State, may move to the bench this week as the Houston Oilers try to improve a miserable 1-3 record in the American Football League. Coach Lou Rymkus said he is thinking of benching Cannon—and several other Houston regulars— in an effort to spark the defending AFL championship team. "Cah'riori isn't blocking or running," Rymkus said Monday night. "If he's on the bench it will be a combination of things. I'll have to talk it over with my staff, and with Billy, before I decide." Rymkus said Rich Michael, an all-league tackle, is definitely going to be benched for Friday night's game with Boston. He said Bob Kelly, a rookie, will take Michael's place and said Mike Dukes, Charley Milstead and Mark Johnston may ride the bench. "The kids just aren't blocking," he said. By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP)-The incredible New York Yankees, with only two RBIs from their fabled M&M flailers, today had revived sagging American League prestige with an almost effortless five-game World Series' decision over the stunned Cincinnati Reds. True Roger Maris, the new Babe Ruth, hit a game-winning homer in Saturday's third game, but Maris and the ailing Mickey Mantle otherwise let their less- publicized but highly talented Yankee mates go about routing the Reds, four games to one. In Monday's 13-5 clincher in sun-bathed Crosley Field, John Blanchnrd, Hector Lopez, Bill Skowron and Clete Boyer cannonaded the Reds into submission. In this series which ended a two-year domination by National League champions—Los Angeles in 1959 and Pittsburgh in 1960— the Yankees won three in a row after Cincinnati's only victory tied the series 1-all last Thursday. Many baseball buffs regarded the Reds as a lucky array of castoffs who caught lightning in a bottle by winning the National League pennant after finishing sixth in 1960. They also thought the Reds had a fighting chance in the series after the Maris- Mantle duo which had combined for 115 homers and 270 RBIs al most faded out of the picture— Maris in a slump and Mantle with a painfully infected right hip. But Cincinnati's big guns never boomed—until a futile salvo in Monday's anticlimactic finale— and the superbly balanced Yankees won their 19th World Series handing out the worst series thumping since 1954 when the New York Giants bounced out the Cleveland Indians in four straight This turned out to be a series of unusual individual perform 1 ances by the poised and timely hitting Yankees. Personable Ralph Houk became only the third manager to win a series title in his freshman year. The other two were by Bucky (Boy Wonder! Harris of Washington in 1924, anc Eddie Dyer of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946. The Yankee RBI leader in the series was utility man Hector Lopez, a .220 regular season hit- er, who drove across seven runs with three hits—including a triple and homer Monday—in 10 at-bats. Another utility man, rugged Fohn Blanchard, finished fast as Mantle's aching hip limited him ;o only 11 innings of play. Blan- CINCINNATI (AP) — Official box score of the Fifth game of the 1861 World Series: New York (A) AB R H KBI O A Richardson 2b .. 611013 Kubek ss 6 2 3 0 2 1 Maris cf-rf 6 0 I 1 3 1 Blanchard rf ... 4 3 3 1 2 '0 Reed cf 000000 Howard c 532040 Skowron Ib .... 5 2 2 3 7 3 Lopez If 422550 Boyer 3b 3 0 2 1 2 1 Terry p 1 0 0 0 1 1 Daley p 100100 Attention Hunters SHOTGUN SHELLS All Sizes and Gauges at DISCOUNT PRICES See Us for the Lowest Price in Ottawa the Friendly S'O'6 Totals Cincinnati (N) Blasingame 2b o-Chacon 1 Kasko ss Plnson cf ... Robinson rf . Coleman Ib . Post If Freese 3b ... Edwards e .. Jay p Maloney p K. Johnson p a-Bell l Henry p Jones p . b-Gernert Purkey p c-Cardenas Brosnan p d-Lynch p Hunt p .. Totals 4(1 Hi 15 IS 27 10 AB R H RBI O A 411022 V) 0 2 1 2 1 000 003 0 4 3 2 0 7 323 0 1 0 t 000 000 00000 00000 0 0 0 V) 0 1 000004 1 0 0 000 o o 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 ooo 001 000 00000 ooooo . 1 .. 0 .. 1 .. 100000 38 5 11 5 27 B a-Fouled out for K. Johnson In 2nd. b-Called out on strokes for Jones in 4th. c-Flied out for Purkey In 6th. d-Orounded out for Brosnan In 8th. e-Groundcd out for Blasingame in 9th. New York (A) S10 503 000—13 Cincinnati (N) .. 00:t 020 000— ft E—Coleman, Daley, Kaso, Purkey. LOB—New York (A) 10, Cincinnati (N) 7 3b—Howard. Boyer, Maris, Freese, Blanchard, Robinson. 3b—Lopez. HR—Blanchard. Robinson, Lopes, Post. S —Terry, Lopez, Daley. SF—Daley. IP H K ER 444 422 000 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 520 Jay (L) 2-3 Maloney 2-3 K. Johnson 2-3 Henry 11-3 Jones 2-3 Purkey 3 Brosnan a Hunt i Terry 21-3 Daley (W) g 2-3 BB — Maloney 1 (Blanchard,, Henry 2 (Boyer, Howard), Purkey 2 (Blanchard, Boyer), Hunt 1 (Maris). SO—Maloney 1 (Terry), Henry 1 (Lopess), Purkey 2 (Marls, S kowron), Brosnan 1 (Maris), Hunt 1 (Howard), Daley 3 (Oernert, Freese, Blasingame). HBP—By Daley (Post). WP — Brosnan. U — Runge (A) plate Conlan (N) first base, Umont A) (second base, Donatelll N] third base. Crawford (N) left field, Stewart (A) right field.—T—3:06. A—32,589. Brookfield Corduroy Continental Suits with Reversible Vests Loden Green and Antelope Shades Sizes 36 to 40 Reg. and Longs 35.00 Suits $ This Week Special Corduroy Continental Pants Plaids and Plain $6.98 29 95 Sec Our Window UloflTIIING JltatiWtar ON- Open rmrn Wed. Night Till 8:30 :hard drove a game-tying pinch lomer in Saturday's game. Play- ng right field Monday as Maris switched to center, the 200-pound catcher-outfielder slammed a two- homer in New York's five- run run first and followed with two walks, a double and a single. Although he figured lightly in Yankee run-production, second Baseman Bobby Richardson came hrough with another spectacular u'tting series, matching a five- jame record with 9 hits in 23 at jats for a .391 average. However, Jabe Ruth once slammed 10 hits n 4 games. Although the Reds set a one- man series record by using eight >itchers, and matched another by employing a total of 21 players Monday, the most vital statistic was the final financial report. Based on a distribution, unofficially, of 34 shares per club from .he $271,289 winner's take, each Yankee was tabbed to collect about $8,000.$! Each Cincinnati player would get $5,200 on the same basis. Cincinnati suffered the first successive three-game blistering on home grounds since the Yankees turned the same trick on the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949. The Redlegs didn't gel much help from their two heralded stars, Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson, the bulwark of their attack. Robinson, who had only 1 hit in 11 trips until Monday's game, slammed a three-run homer and a double—but hit only .200 for the series. Pinson collected only two hits on 22 trips. Eddie Kasko, a .271 regular season hitter, led the Reds with 7 hits in 22 at-bats. Monday's windup was just about wrapped up in the first inning when Joey Jay, who had given the Reds their only series triumph with a four-hit, 6-2 victory in the second game, was shelled from the mound in a six- hit attack. The Red faithful got a chance to whoop it up briefly in the third when Robinson clouted his three- run homer off Yankee starter Ralph Terry, and again in the Hodges And Larker First Picks? CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP)-First basemen Gil Hodges and Norm Larker of the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be the first picks today when the New York Mets and Houston Colts stock their rosters with players of other National League clubs in a special draft. The draft will bring each of the new clubs 28 players at a cost of $2.1 million. The Mets reportedly will take the veteran Hodges, former Brooklyn hero. Larker, who barely missed winning the league batting title in 1960, will go to the Colts. Other Mets picks were expected to include Chicago cubs' outfielder Richie Ashburn; San Francisco Giants' catcher Hobie Landrith southpaw Bobby Shantz of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Dodger right-hander Roger Craig. The colts were believed to have their eyes on pitcher Sam Jones of the Giants and catcher Norm Sherry of the Dodgers as well as southpaw Vinegar Bend Mizell of the Pirates and outfielder Gino Cimoli of the Milwaukee Braves. Each new club must take a total of 16 players at $75,000 each, and may add eight more at $50,000 each. A special premium list of players valued at $125,000 each also will be made available to the new clubs in the expanded 10-team league. This selection will be made immediately after the regular draft. By YOGI BERRA Written for The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - This has to be the greatest Yankee team I ever played on and I've now been through 12 World Series. It had to be. We had six men who hit 21 or more home runs. We have two men—Roger Maria and Mickey Mantle—who hit 115 homers. And we set a home-run record of 240 in winning the American League pennant. National Leaguers thought we were weak because our league expanded and all we heard all season was how well balanced the other league was. I think we up held the honor of Joe Cronin's league pretty good. Other Yankee teams had great players like Joe Dimaggio, Hank Bauer and Phil Rizzuto and pitch ers like Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi, Ed Lopat and Joe Page but we had team balance. Ralph Houk, our manager, re built the pitching staff in one sea son. You can't do that with a so so team. Fred Hutchinson re made his pitching staff, too. Bui we had Whitey Ford. Ralph made him our No. 1 pitcher right from the start, using him with three days rest most of the year am he won 25 games and pitched 14 runless innings in the World Se ries against the Reds to bea Babe Ruth's pitching record Whitey always was our No. pitcher with me. It was a real happy club Everybody was pulling for every body. I actually saw Mantle roo for Maris and Maris root for Man tie all year. You don't see tha on all clubs. Money means s< much. But with us it seems to b pride. Money is secondary. W know it's bound to come our way if we put out as hard as we can Hitchcock To Be Oriole Manager BALTIMORE (AP)-Billy Hitchcock, 43-year-old Alabaman and former major league player and coach, was expected to be named manager of the Baltimore Orioles today at a news conference called by Lee MacPhail, president-general manager. MacPhail has said that four men were in the running for the post but indications were, and The Associated Press reported Saturday, that Hitchcock would get the job. If Hitchcock, of Opelika, Ala., is named manager at the 2 p.m. news gathering, he is expected to be given a one-year contract at an estimated $30,000. Hitchcock, as an active player, performed for St. Louis, Detroit, Philadelphia and Boston for more than 10 years. He also coached the Tigers and managed the Buffalo club of the International League. Hitchcock managed Vancouver, a Milwaukee farm club, last season. EVERYTHING IN FLAT GLASS WINDOWS MIRRORS FURNITURE and DESK TOPS SUFFRON Glass Co. 418 N. 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