The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 23, 1966
Page 7
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tMf./ Oboilw MMfl •» Dodger Trainer Travels in Style GETTING THE TREATMENT «• Having missed most of spring training, Don Drysdale takep treatment prescribed for sore muscles. When you min ap much time u Don, the con- ditioning procesi Isn't easy. Prys<|ale ««<! Sandy Kaufax staged <me of the bitterest hold, outs in Biiebil) history. Auerbach Is Hoping Sunday's Game Last LOS ANGELES (AP) - "I'm Angeles," said Boston Celtic* hoping that the next game will coach Red Auerbach. be my last is a coach. I don't Auerbach, who is retiring aft- want to finish the season in Los er this season, is on 'the threshold of his eighth consecutive National Basketball Association championship and is eager to win it before home Jans in tin Boston Garden. The Celtics beat the Los Ang geles Lakers, 122-117, Friday night before 15,251 Laker fans In the Sports Arena to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven aeriet. The playoff resumes Sunday In Boston before he customary capacity crowd ef 13,909 Celtic partisans. The sixth and seventh games, if necessary, will be in Los Angeles next Tuesday and in Boston Thursday, but Auerbach isn't interested ir prolonging th« affair. "1 know the Lakers will be tough for us in Boston," said the colorful and controversial veteran coach, "because I know they won't quit. But we want to wind it up." ONE MORE - Red Auerbach's victory cigar flamed again last night at Los Angeles, following the Celtics win over the Lakers. Auerbach's famous symbol of triumph could burn for the last time In Boston Sunday . . . if the Celts win. NBA Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Boston 122, Los Angeles 117 (Boston leads best-of-7 series, 3-1) Today's Game No game scheduled Sunday's Game Los Angeles at Boston Monday's Game No game scheduled IN ENGLISH—Sam Snead applies a little body English u his putt drops in the cup. Apparently every lit* tie bit helps. Soto and Billy Wicks Go Again for $$ "Marshall said make 'em wrestle it over and that's what we'll do," Wrestling Promoter Herb Welch explained about Tuesday night's upcoming card at Legion Arena. *.. * * Last week, Tamayo Soto and Billy Wicks squared off in the arena. Before it was over, the referee had held up first Wicks' hand as winner and then Solo's. How come? "Well, these guys (the wresllers) sometimes threaten these referees and they (the referees) get confused. I don't know who won the thing. We'll let 'em go again," Welch explained. State. Athletic Commissioner Marshall Blackard ordered the rematch. "They can really go after it this time. We'll have a new referee and we're not going to have any time limit. The winner will get both ends of the purse . . . the whole thing," Welch said. * ¥ * It will be two of three falls and is only one-half of the main event. The Scufflin' Hillbillies big crowd drawers here — will return in a tag team match. They'll take on Gorgeous Allen and Mack York. This will be two of three falls, one hour time limit. By MUftRA OYLDERMAN Sports Editor Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Wayne (Doc) Anderson is not the usual run of baseball traiiv er. When the private Electra which transports the Los Angeles Dodgers lands »t the airport bordering Sepulvede Boulevard, a limousine with chauffeur waits to transport Doc home. It's only fitting that a guy wn& protects a million dollar investment should travel in style. Doc is responsible for the physical condition of those two pitching entrepreneurs, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, and will have a lot to do with whin they're exactly ready to earn their collective salaries (paid, »t Walter O'Malley's insistence, individually). Of course, Doc doesn't make the kind of money himself that rates a limousine. He had the perspicacity to marry a pretty blonde who owns a redwood forest and the mills that go with it. While Sandy and Don were hblding out this spring, Soft muttered imprecations about this being his last year in baseball. ft you itgft a Wfrtraet," h* explained, "you autbmatie- «lly count on making $10,000 more. Now I don't know, I cm make mor* meney workinj tor liiy wife." * * * This is an update version of Stengelese which translates that the presence of Koufax »nd Drysdale rneani « cinch World Series share; with6ut them, there's no chance. Doc has been a trainer for 19 years. Before that he waj an aspiring jicofld baseman in BIyle Heights, a deadend section of Los Angeles. When he found Out h* couldn't hit a ball over the short 220 - foot wall in right field,-he went to the University of Washington and got a degree as a chiropractor, then went into muscle building — other people's, of course. Beffire coming to the DAdgers, he was the trainer for the Cincinnati Reds and ministered such specimens as Ted Kluszewski, the first baseman who was built like a Weffcerian diva with muscles. "But Sandy Koufax," said Anderson, "has heavier muscles than any ballplayer I've ever work*d 60, including Hu and the rest ef them. Don Drysdale has longer muscles than Sandy." What is the significance of this to a trainer? "A fellow with heavy muscles has to be rubbed more than a long, lean fellow." All of which should indicate that Drysdale figures to be readier to help the Dodgers sooner than his pitching partner, especially since it was revealed that he had sneaked off to do some throwing on the sly at a Junior college while the two posed as prospective movie stars. * * * "Sandy is a very hard, hard worker,". Anderson shook his head, "and this is going to be in his favor. I believe Sandy uan get ready faster than Don under normal conditions." Anderson revealed that Of the two, Drysdale was the bettor natural actor — a man whom Hollywood director John Ford regarded as. a John Wayne type. Both have fine business heads, which is why none of the Dodgers regarded their holdout lightly. With them in camp, the world champions returned to Angels Happy to Have Home By BOB HARDING Written for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. ANAHEIM, Calif. -, (NBA) I was the same every morning when the California Angels were on a road trip. The players would filter down rom the hotel rooms two and jtfee at a time, walk over to the newstand for the papers, then lead for the coffee ihop or dining room. About five minutes later, there would be puzzled looks and tub- missive shrugs of the shoulders as they studied the Lo« Angelea Dodger box scores. And on the bottom of those box scores—where it said "attendance"—there were always fiva figures. Not 10,000 or U.OOO either. But 45,000 and 50,000. Then the Angels would head jack to Los Angeles and they'd look up in the stands at Dodger Stadium and see 5,900 people in the park. It was not a good feeling. * * * This year, is going to be different, though. The Angels have moved down . the Freeway to Anaheim, and aren't in a borrowed ballpark. It is their own. "The whole hall club is happy," shortstop Jim Fregosi said. Baseball is a game of runs and hits, but I don't care what anybody says—it's tough to play in a ballpark that belongs to somebody else. You can't even run the organization correctly. In Orange County (which contains Anaheim), the people seem enthusiastic and behind us 100 per cent. "That's going to make a big difference. With 20,000 to 30,000 fans in the stadium, instead of four or five, we art going to get a lot more out of our ballplayers." Manager Bill Higney also feels the new stadium and surroundings will help the club. "We aim to push someone out eatcher Bob Rodgerj, who also had an excellent spring after a sub-par year in 1965. "If two Of them can play regularly, we will be in good shape. "We've got balance we've never had before. There's depth to our pitching, catching and outfield. We're just stronger, that's all. "And we're home." That could malt* the biggest difference. COOLER—Sandy Koufax takes a water break to celebrate Ms return to form. Yesterday, he six-hit the Chicago Cubs, going the distance for the first time and winning his second game. normalcy. For Anderson, his busiest, time of year is over. "Spring training," h« Mid, "is he toughest. The better ihape •ou bring the fellows hbme, the^ easier your job will Pi the rest of the year. I prepare ballplayers a little differently. I don't believe In heat. I believe in warm stuff ointments), rubbing and stretch, ng." But with a certain delicacy. There's gold in "them thar arms." Jim Fregosi of the first division," lUjney said. The Angels could do It, ton, if they finally get some help rom Rick Reichardt, the $200,. 000 bonus boy, and rookie Jack Warner, who had an excellent spring until injuring his hand. Both are outfielder. * * * 'Rick looks great some days, not so good on others," Rigney said. "He's playing every day, has ail the tools and Is aggressive. We'll just have to see." 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