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2—C THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1969 STAN MUSIAL: Man With Two Homes NEW YORK —(NEA) -Herman Coaker Triplett of Boone, N.C., is this year's winner of the Wally Pipp award, an extremely unofficial honor. Wally Pipp, it may be recalled, was the New York Yankee regular first baseman who developed a headache on June 1, 1925, and took the day off. His replacement was Lou Gehrig, who went on to play 2, 130 straight games over 14 years. When asked about it, Pipp said, "It's a lo-o-o-ong story." Herman Coacker Triplett of Boone, N.C., also has a long story. He was a leftfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942. A righthanded batter, he pla- tooned with a rookie lefty swinger named Stanley Frank Musial. At the beginning of the 1943 season, Mr. Triplett was relieved of duties in St. Louis and commenced to cavort in left field for the Philadelphia. National League club. It seemed that Mr. Musial was all the Cardinals needed; he went on to bat .357 and was named Most Valuable Player that year. He did so well in succeeding seasons that, today, he has two homes. One in St. Louis and one in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N. Y. "Even when he first came up," said Triplett, "we all knew Stan would be a good hitter. But who could possibly have imagined that anyone would do as well as Stan did? "I must admit something. I never thought he would hit that well. I mean, I didn't think he had the power to hit so many Stan Musial respectful rookie home runs. He was very fast down the line and would beat out a lot of bouncing balls to third base. Truthfully, I never figured his average would be so high, either. I thought he would bat only about .325 or .330." Musial came up for 12 games at the end of the 1941 season. He batted .426. In 1942 he played 140 games and hit .315; Triplett batted .286 in 76 games that year. "I would have played more," -X- -X- -X- said Triplett, "but there are always more right- handed pitchers than lefties. I did pinch- hit for Stan several times. So did Estel Crabtree — remember him?" Triplett, now 54, recalls that Musial was a respectful rookie. When the club took batting practice he would, said Triplett, let the older fellows bat first. "He would never push in. He was a likable young man. He laughed a lot and told soft tales. Nothing nasty. Wasn 't smart. You know, brash. And a real clean liver. He never drank, never Bmoked, never went cut —• you know what I mean. He was right on the spot. That had a lot to dp with his staying around so long/' The Cardinal manager then, Billy Southworth, was a great help in Musial 's first year. "Southworth," said Triplett, "would treat him like a baby. Sometimes Stan would get a little down on himself if he did not do so good in a game. He would sit in the corner of the locker room with his head hung. Billy would lay his arm over Stan's shoulder and talk to him or a half hour or so. He told him there was always another day." The last time Triplett saw Musial in person was at an old- timers' game in St. Louis. "Southworth was the manager,'" said Triplett, " and he sent me in to replace Stan. We platooned again. "Around here, people are always asking me about Stan. -In the grocery store, in the filling station. I tell them the same thing. Stan was a- top- flight young man. Still is." Second N.Y. Casualty In Five Games Cazzie Breaks Ankle As Knicks Trip Sanies Competitors Become 'Fame' Rookies Stan, Campy 10-Year Rivals By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Stan Musial and Roy Campanella, brilliant rivals . for 10 National League seasons, have become rookie teammates on baseball's most illustrious roster. PRICE'S LIVESTOCK MKT. Salem, Illinois Top Prices Paid Jan. 16 For Steers—30.00 Fat Heifers—-27.00 Fat Holstein Steers—25.50 Feeder Steers—29.75 Feeder Heifers—26.00 Feeder Holstein Steers— 24.00 Veals—42.00 Cows—18.50 Bulls—22.00 Fat Hogs—20.60 Sows—16.50 Fat Lambs—25.75 Musial, the incomparable St Louis stalwart who holds more individual records than any player in history, and Campanella, the great Brooklyn catcher whose career was cut short by a crippling auto accident were voted into the Hall of Fame Tuesday. A record panel of 340 veteran members of the Baseball Writers Association -of America ensjtfihed the pair, who won NL Most; Valuable Player awards three times apiece and were among' the most popular diamond stars in modern times. Musial was swept into the Hall in his first year of eligibility. The slugging outfielder-first baseman Cardinal standout for 22 years, was named on 317 ballots. Only Ted Williams had ever drawn a higher percentages of the votes cast. 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Lou Boudreau, rormer Cleveland shortstop and manager, was the only other candidate to receive more than 200 votes. He got 218, 37 less than were required. "I wasn't poncerned about the vote being unanimous," said Stan the Man, 48, who retired in 1963 and now is a Cardinal vice president. "I was just concerned about being voted in. A majority is enough. "I'm certainly pleased. And I'm happy to be able to go in with Roy because down through the years he was a great opponent." "This completes my baseball career, and there's nothing more I can ask for in life," said Campanella, 47, who owns a liquor store and remains active in baseball as an instructor at clinics in the New York area. He also paid tribute to his cot- entrant into the HALL. "Musial," said Campanella, "was not only one of the most outstanding hitters, but one of the top gentlemen in the National League." • Musial set 64 individual records that still stand, including NL cai-eer marks for hits, 3,630, and runs batted In, 1,951. He compiled a lifetime batting av- , BOWLING INSOMNIA MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Floyd Rumaey 583; Steve Owens 534; Bob E6V mondson 529; Lois Payne 500; Clara Rumsey 483; Kay Johnson 428.' Standings: W L Way Outs 50 13 Four Aces 39Vi 23% Who Dat ~. 37 2fl Ramblers 33 30 Hi-Jackets 30 33 Neighbors - 23% 39% Alley Cats 20 43 Jets .t...»»<**w~i>*t»*.-«4»»*"4.k Id 44 INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE High Series: B. Wallace 963; O. Stockton 558; G. Bean 551; R. Brims 548; V. Skinner Jr. 517; 0. Chelf 546. Standings? W L Marco Pharmacy 38 25 The Hub 37% 25% Lawrence Lounge ........ 35% 27% Atla Seal 33 $0 Team No. Seven 32 31 Howard-Lane-Tate 31% 31% Williamson Motors 23% 39% Register-News 21 42 erage of .331, with a 1948 high of .376, and led the league's hitters seven times. He hit' 475 home runs. Campanella, one of the finest defensive catchers in history, batted .276 lifetime and. hit 242 home rims for, the -Dodgers. He established NL highs for a catcher by swatting 41 homers and knocking in 142 runs in 1953, the second of his three MVP seasons. Spry And Healthy At 78 Stengel Puts On Press Conference Performance By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — The doctor gave strict orders. The news conference was to' last 15 minutes. No more: Thirty minutes went by and the old boy still was' going strong. It took hospital attaches a little more than oral persuasion to end it and get him out of the room. Casey Stengel, it may be reported today, is back in excellent health. He also was back in his handsome home in Glendale. The switchboard at Glendale Memorial Hospital and its mail l'oom can rest easier. "Calls, calls and a huge bundle of mail every day. But Mr. Stengel is such a wonderful man. Amazing," said Elaine Beers, the hospital's public relations director. Stengel, who belies his 78 years, underwent recent surgery for closure of a perforated ulcer. While never in serious condition, he was placed in the intensive care ward because of his age. This was a galling situation. Nurses insisted he appear at this news gathering in gown and robe. Casey argued. He wanted to' don street clothes. "People will get the idea I'm sick if I go down mere in my nightgown," said Casey. The nurses won out. Night shirt or whatever, Casey erased any doubts as to his physical and verbal shape. Interviewers asked relatively few questions. The reason was simple. Casey didn't give anyone much time to ask a question. It was Stengelese at its finest. An executive with the New York baseball Mets, the club's first manager 10 years ago, portions of Casey's lengthy, seldom interrupted remarks involved the team. "The Mets never had a Hall of Fame player until I got in but Seaver Seaver is a fine pitcher which if he hasn't had a winning season yet he will have this year, meaning he'll win more than he loses, and Hodges was a great first baseman who could move his foot quick off the bag and he's a good teacher for our young ball players .... and those New York Mets, terrific." Get the idea? "Return to the dead baseball? Well, if I was managin' which I did for many years it Would depend on the type of ball club I had and the condition of the playin' field like the wet up in San Francisco and it was hard at Dodger Stadium ..." Casey is back in midseason form and the season hasn't even started. ' . By TH EA8SOCIATED PRESS Baltimore and Los Angeles easily padded their division leads, but the New York Knicks established themselves as the hottest team in the National Basketball Association—and! the hurtlngest. The Knicks ;.made it 17 victories in 19 outings with a 113-106 decision over the less than super Seattle SuperSonics, but the triumph was a painful one. The Knicks lost scoring star Cazzie Russell, their second casualty in the last five games. Russell suffered a broken ankle at the end of the third period in a scramble for a loose ball and will be in a cast from six to eight weeks. Phil Jackson, a reserve forward, was- lost last week to a back injury. ' Russell had IS points and the Knicks had a 88-82 lead before he left, an<2 went on to score their 13th consecutive home, court victory behind Willis Reed's 27 points. Len Wilkens had 31 points for Seattle, which has lost 18 of 20. Baltimore, meanwhile, breezed past the host Chicago Bulls 116-93 for a four-game lead in the Eastern Division, and visiting Los Angeles crushed Milwaukee 122-105 for a three-game bulge in the West as second-place Atlanta lost at San Diego 124-113. Cincinnati rallied for a 113-107 overtime triumph over San Francisco on the West Coast in the other game. In the Only American Basketball Association game Minnesota dropped the New York Nets 113-104 in Duluth, Minn. Earl Monroe, Jack Marin and Kevin Loughery led Baltimore to a 66-44 half time lead 1 that settled its verdict. Monroe finished with 32 points. Jerry West scored 28 of his 44 points in the first half for a 57-49 Lbs Angeles lead and Milwaukee never caught up. West finished with 15 of 20 from the field and 14 for 14 from the free throw line, outdoing the Bucks' Jon, McGlocklin, who scored 33 points. Elvin Hayes scored eight Straight points in a 14-point San Diego run midway through the final period that made the Hawks the second hottest team in the NBA as they lost for only the third time in 21 games. Hayes finished with 27 points. _ Cincinnati, playing the final three periods minus Oscar Robertson, out with a leg injury, Were eight points behind with two minutes left before John Tresvant climaxed a furious rally with a free throw that tied the game at 100 with 24 seconds left Tspm. Van Arsdale scored six of his 28 points in the overtime for the victory. Rudy LaRusso finished with 37 for the Warriors. Minnesota, missing injured regulars Connie Hawkins, Art Heyman and' Charlie Williams, still rolled up a 40-29 first quarter lead against the lowly Nets and breezed in behind Chico Vaughn's 34 points. FRESNO, Calif. — Mac Foster, Fresno, knocked out Roger Rischer, Oakland, 4, heavyweight. Tackles UCLA Friday Northwestern Blasts Mich. In Big Ten CHICAGO (AP) — North western came out of the doldrums and warmed up for its meeting with top-ranked UCLA Friday night by scoring a 100-85 victory over Michigan in a Big Ten basketball game Tuesday night. •• The vcitory broke a three game losing streak for the Wildcats who still retain hopes for the Big Ten championship. Jim Sarno, playing with an injured knee, led the Wildcats with 26 points but scoring honors went to Michigan's Rudy Tomjanovteh with 27. It was the only Big Ten game of the night and left both teams with 2-3 records in the conference. • Northwestern broke ahead' of a see-saw first half to take a 45-43 lead. Early in the second half, the Wildcats sped to a 68-60 advantage and never again trailed although Michigan came within four points at 85-81 in the late stages. Northwestern, will face UCLA in part of a Chicago Stadium dougleheader Friday night while Loyola takes on Marquette. Illinois faces; Not re Dame Saturday night while UCLA takes on Loyola. In between the UCLA meetings, Ohio State, will take on Cornell at Cleveland Friday 'night. Big Ten action resumes on a top scale Saturday with Michigan at Michigan State in a regionally televised matinee and Purdue returns to the wars with an, invasion of Minnesota. Bowden Wyatt Dies; Former Tennessee Coach KINGSTON; Tenn. (AP) — Services will be held here Thursday for Bowden Wyatt, 51, former Tennessee head football coach who died in a Sweetwater Hospital Tuesday of a virus infection. Wyatt was the only college coach ever to win football championships in three major athletic conferences. He did it at Wyoming of the Skyline Conference in 1949-50, Arkansas of the Southwest Conference in 1954 and Tennessee of the Southeastern in 1956. A native of Kingston, Wyatt was an Ail-American end at Tennessee in 1938 and began his coaching career as an assistant at Mississippi State in 1939. He was head coach at Wyoming six years and Arkansas two years before coniing to Tennessee in 1955. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Luis Rodriquez, Miami, outpointed Dub Huntley, Los Angeles, 10, welterweights. Has 8 Of 9 School Records lew Holds Every UCLA Mark But 1- Came Rebounds By TED MEIER Associated Pres» Sports Writer There ought to be a law, or something, to give full credit to the players who hand out assists in college basketball. No national record for assists is listed in the NCAA basketball guide and only a few individual schopl brochures give such tabulation. This absence of recognition for those excel in passing off was emphasized 1 today, surprisingly by the records All-American Lew Alcindor has piled up for the mighty v UCLA Bruins, the No. 1 collegiate team. The agile 7-foot-2 star now holds every UCLA record except one. No record of assists is given, however. These are the UCLA records Alcindor has set: Most points in a single game —61. Most points in a single season-^870. Most points during UCLA caree r—1,908. Most points in a Pacific—8 Conference season—384. Most points for three Pacific—8 Conference season—798. Most rebounds in one season—466. Most rebounds during UCLA career—1,102. Most free throws attempted in one season—274. Alcindor still has to break the UCLA single-game rebound record of 28 set by Willie Naulls in 1956 against Arizona State. The most Alcindor has so far in one game is 24 in 1967, his sophomore year. Louisiana State, in the Southeastern Conference, does list assists in its all-time varsity records. Rich Lupcho holds the single game make of 13, set against Florida State. - Pistol Pete Maravich, the nation's leading scorer, also holds the LSU single season assist mark of 105 set last year. The SEC also keeps conference records in assists. So far this season Bill Hann of Tennes­ see leads with an average of 6.0 to Maravich's 5.2. Wally Tinker of Auburn has a 4.5 average, Mike Casey of Kentucky 4.1 and Tom Hagan of Vanderbilt 3.4. Kentucky's school records list Larry Conley as holding the single season assist mark of 112 in 27 games in 1964. No single game mark is listed. Ricky Ray of West Virginia handed out 13 assists in one game, against Syracuse in Feb. 1964, for a Mountaineer home court record. West Virginia's assist record on the road is held by Ron Williams with 15 against Davidson at Charlotte in March, 1967. None of the top 20 teams in The Associated Press rankings saw action on a dull Tuesday night. In the few major games, Northwestern beat Michigan 100-85, Holy Cross trounced Dartmouth 86-62 and 1 Marshall edged Chicago Loyola 78-76. All were home court triumphs. Tuesday's College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Holy Cross 86, Dartmouth 62 South Marshall 78, Chicago Loyola 76 S. 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