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Wednesday, November 6, 1968
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i The Palm Beach Post! i p.: ! n ft F -1 P w " w ? ."'P1! b " " " - - - - - I imf it V ' , Best Fishing Bet Take your pick: SaUfish off Palm Beach Inlet; big mackerel near St. Lucie Inlet; bluefish Inside St. Lucie Inlet; pompano in Lake Worth, and speckled perch in the Kissimmee Kiver and Government Cut. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1968 PAGE 23 Floridians Open Home Season Tonight In Miami Beach Hall and Don Freeman, 6-3 of Illi em Division, skipped South and Miami Dave Junior College North. Cliff Hagen's Dallas Chaparrals will be at Dade on Saturday, Feb. 8 and the ABA Champion Minnesota Pipers with the league's Most Valuable Player, Connie Hawkins, will battle on Friday, Feb. 18. HOME GAMES Nov. 6 New Orleans; Nov. 10, Oak land; Nov. 18, Kentucky: Nov. 20, New York; Nov. 25, Indiana; Nov. 27, Oakland; Nov 28, Minnesota; Nov. 30, Denver; Dec. 2, Indiana; Dec. 14, New York; Dec. 19, New York; Dec. 21. Minnesota: Dec. 23, Indiana: Dec. 26, Houston; Dec. '9. New Orleans; Jan 2. Kentuckv. Ol T-OF TOWN U:MES Nov. 23, Indiana at SI. Petersburg; Jan. 19. Los Angeles at West Palm Beach; Keb 5. New York at West Palm Beach; Feb. 8. Dallas at Dade Junior College, North; Feb. H, Houston at St. Petersburg. M) DENNY McLAIN With Daughter Kris By ED PLAISTED Executive Sports Editor MIAMI (AFN) Miami's first professional basketball team, the Floridians, open their home season tonight in Miami Beach Convention Hall against the New Orleans Buccaneers. Tipoff for the American Basketball Association game is 8 p. m. A crowd of more than 4,000 is predicted for the opener between the Floridians of the Eastern Division and Buccaneers of the Western Division. Miami comes home with a two-game win streak after dropping its first three games ol the season. The Floridians defeated Kentucky, 92-85, last Sunday at Louisville. The Bucs have won three and lost two. They lost 108-104 to the Los Angeles Stars In their last game on Saturday. New Orleans, coached by Babe McCarthy, won the ABA's Western Division title last season. But Pittsburgh's Pipers defeated the Bucs, four games to three, to win the ABA title. Since then Minnesota Muskies, who finished second In the East- and the season finale on Wednesday, April 2. Pollard noted that nine of the club's home games would be played throughout the state. "We're a Florida team and want the entire state to have the opportunity of seeing professional basketball, American style," Pollard said. Fans will be able to see four games at the West Palm Beach Auditorium beginning on Sunday, Jan. 19 when Coach Bill Sharman brings his Los Angeles Stars to town. On Wednesday, Feb. 5 the Floridians face the New York Nets with former WPB Roosevelt High star Lave m Tart, and on Wednesday, Feb. 19 it will be the Kentucky Colonels with Louis Dampier and Darrel Carrier. The Denver Rockets provide the opposition in the final game In West Palm on Tuesday, March 18. In addition the Floridians will play two games In St. Peters-ourg facing the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Nov. 23 and the Houston Mavericks in a Valentine Day special Friday, Feb. 14; one game at Jacksonville with Kentucky on Friday, March 28; and two games at Tigers' Denny McLain American Loop's MVP nois. The Buccaneers lost established stars Doug Moe and Larry Brown in trades. Guard Jim Jones and forward Steve Jones no relations are the key. Both are excellent shooters. Jack Moreland, 6-7 veteran from Louisiana Tech, Ron Franz and Austin (Red) Robbins are the other starters. Moreland and Franz, also 6-7, will compete with Steve Jones at center while 6-8 Robbins will jump center. McCarthy claims his team's depth will be a strong suit and promises the Bucs will be aggressive and fiery. Tonight's game will follow the 1969 Miss Miami contests, sponsored by the Greater Miami Jay-cees, starting at 7 p.m. The new queen will be crowned at half-time. Pollard pointed out that 12 home weekend games will be featured on the slate. The Floridians will be at home on two Fridays, four Saturdays and six Sundays. The schedule finds the Floridians at home for eight games In November, seven In December, six in January', three in February, five In March Marine Weather Small boat forecast for the Florida lower east coast through the Bahamas as far as Nassau and southward through the Florida straits Wednesday. Seas less than two feet. Inland waters mostly smooth. 4 A , NEW YORK (AP) Detroit's Denny McLain, 31-game winner who last week won the Cy Young award as the American League's best pitcher, was unanimously named the league's Most Valuable Player Tuesday. McLain, who led the Tigers to their first pennant in 23 years, is the first American League pitcher to win both awards. Don Newcombe and Sandy Koufax, both dodgers, won both awards In the National League in the one year, Newcombe in 1956 and Koufax in 1963. The 24-year-old right-hander also is the first AL pitcher to win the MVP award by a unanimous vote, the first AL pitcher to win it at all since Philadelphia's Bobby Shantz In 1952 and the first Tiger to receive the award since Hal Newhouser, also a pitcher, In 1944 and 1945. The only other AL pitchers ever to be named MVP were Spud Chandler of New York In 1943 and Lefty Grove of Philadelphia in 1931, the year the award was Instituted. The Cy Defensive Player Of Week Forest Hill's Jawdy Named V. 1 ' J Denny Shows Humility nine for second and so forth, down to one for 10th. McLain, son-in-law of the 1948 MVP, Lou Boudreau, was brilliant throughout the regular season. He won 31 games, lost only six, compiled a 1.96 earned run average, completed 28 of 41 starts and struck out 280 in 336 Innings. He had winning streaks of five, four, nine, seven and six in that order. He faltered in the World Series, losing his first two starts before beating St. Louis In the sixth game. However, MVP voting was conducted before the Series. Tiger players have been named MVP seven times, which Is more than any other team except the New York Yankees, who have won the honor 16 times. Boston's Carl Yastrzemski, last year's winner, was ninth this time with 50 votes. Rounding out the first 10 were Dick McAuliffe, Detroit, 71, seventh; Frank Howard, Washington, 63, eighth, and Mel Stottlemyre, New York, 43, 10th. NEW YORK (AP) - Here are the American League Most Valuable Players since the award was begun In 19.11: 18 Denny McLain, Detroit 17 Carl Yastrzemski, Boston 16 Frank Robinson, Baltimore lbf Zoilo Versalles, Minnesota 14 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore WM Elston Howard, New York 12 Mlckev Mantle, New York Wtil Roger Maris, New York 10 Roger Marls, New York 1959 Nelson Fox, Chicago 195H Jackie Jensen, Boston 1957 Mickey Mantle, New York 1956 Mickey Mantle, New York 1955 Yogi Berra, New York 1954 Yogi Berra, New York 195.1 Al Rosen, Cleveland 1952 Bobbv Shantz. Philadelphia 1951 Yogi Berra, New York 1950 Phil Rlzzuto. New York 1949 Ted Williams, Boston 1948 Lou Boudreau. Cleveland 1947 Joe DIMagglo, New York 1946-Ted Williams, Boston 1945 Hal Newhouser, Detroit 1944 Hal Newhouser, Detroit 194,1-Spud Chandler, New York 1942-Joe Gordon, New York 1941 Joe DIMagglo, New York 1940 Hank Greenberg, Detroit 19,19 Joe DIMagglo, New York 19.IH Jimmy Foxx, Boston 19,17 Charley Gehringer, Detroit 19.16-Lou Gehrig, New York 19,15 Hank Greenberg. Detroit 19.14 Mickey Cochrane, Detroit W.IJ-JImmv Foxx, Philadelphia 1912limmy Foxx, Philadelphia 1911 Lefty Grove, Philadelphia sibilities Monday has worked out well. "I am real pleased with the way this change has turned out," he said, "and the morale of this team remains high." f . : ! J DETROIT (AP) Nearly all year long Denny McLain was the proud, often cocky young Detroit Tiger pitcher who was headed for the fame and fortune of an unbelievably successful baseball season. But now that he has achieved the ultimate reward, being named Most Valuable Player in the American League, he Is a changed person the ultimate in humilty. "To be serious, I thought Dick McAuliffe would get it because I contend he is the most valuable player," McLain said of the sparkplug Tiger second baseman, "Along with Bill Freehan, Jim Northrup, Mickey Stanley, Willie Horton, Al Kaline..." he rambled on naming nearly all the Tiger stars. "I could have never done it without the 24 guys I participated with this year," he said. McLain won 31 games this became the Floridians. Mean while, the Pipers moved Into Minnesota. Tonight's contest is rather overshadowed by Sunday's game here with Western leaders, the Oakland Oaks, who feature superstar Rick Barry. Barry, who won a court suit In jumping from the San Francisco Warriors of the rival National Basketball Association, is a former University of Miami star. Miami coached by Jim Pol lard, the former teammate of George Mikan of the famed Min neapolls Lakers, lost his best player when he took the Florid! ans South. Mel Daniels was trad ed to the Indiana Pacers to help fill the depleted Muskie coffers Pollard's front line is big with 6-foor-lOers Skip Thoren of Illinois and Gary Keller ol Florida. Thoren, however, will start at center tonight. The forwards will be Les (Big Game) Hunter, 6-7 of Chicago Loyola, and Willie MurreU, 6-6 of Kansas State. The guards will be Ron Perry, 6-3 of Virginia Tech, and he didn't play the year before." For a first-year varsity performer, Jawdy has made his presence felt, improving rapidly from week to week. "He really found himself in the Lake Worth game," said Jacobs. "This last game (against Riviera Beach) was his best one. He was In on 16 tackles did a real fine job." Thanks largely to Jawdy's defensive play, the Falcons downed Riviera Beach 20-12 for their fifth win in seven starts. And Jawdy was selected as this week's Post-Times Defensive Player of the Week. Jawdy's performance was only one of several fine defensive efforts turned in by area griddcrs. Another standout was Leonard's Vince Colonna, who intercepted a pass and returned It 50 yards to set up a touchdown, made six tackles and helped out on eight others as the Lancers upset Martin County 27-6. Clewiston's Skip Hall was credited with 15 tackles and nine assists and teammate Danny Kreidlcr wound up with 14 tackles and 10 assists against Moore Haven. Jupiter's Dave Hardy made 14 tackles against Belle Glade. According to assistant coach Steve Csutoros, "He hits so hard he knocks himself out." Seacrest's Woody Larson, who goes both ways and also plays on kickoffs and punts, made 13 tackles and intercepted a pass against Pahokee. Roosevelt defensive tackles George Gamble and Alfred Minus made things tough for North Shore's running backs. Gamble was credited with six tackles and seven assists, Minus with five tackles and eight assists. Belie Glade safety Buddy Wilder intercepted two passes against Jupiter. Dan McCarty linebacker Dixon McCain turned in a sparkling performance against Palm Beach, twice coming up with a big play to stop the Wildcats near the McCarty goal line, helping preserve the Eagles' 13-2 win. Vero Beach tackle Bernle Blanton came up with his usual strong game, pacing an Indian defense which has given up only nine points in seven starts. With Blanton leading the way defensively, Vero blanked Cocoa 55 0. Others turning in good efforts on defense last week Included Bruce Williams, Lake Shore; Butch Hall, Lake Worth; Larry Locke, Kennedy; Bill Zammit, North Shore; Clarence Jones, Riviera Beach; Jack Turner, Palm Beach Gardens; Lee Stevenson, St. Andrew's; Carl Lucas, Jupiter; Robert Rease, Palm Beach; Ed McGann, Newman; and John Slydell, Pahokee. Da v is Cup Lineup Announced By US SAN JUA, Puerto Rico (AP) Donald Dell, coach of the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team announced his starting lineup Tuesday for the Davis Cup match with India Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The four playes are Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va.; Clark Graebner of New York; Stan Smith of Pasadena, Calif.; and Bob Lutz of Los Angeles. Dell said Puerto Rico's Charles Pasarell was "unfortun-atley not playing so well" and so he will not be In competition against India. By CHICK OTTERSON Prep Editor According to Forest Hill Football Coach Jerry Jacobs, tackle Edwin Jawdy has the Ideal build for a defensive lineman. "He's only 5-7 or 5-8 and weighs 216 pounds," pointed out Jacobs. "You don't have to tell him to stay low he's already low." Jawdy's defensive play has been one of many bright spots in the Falcons' 1968 season. "This is his first year on the varsity," noted Jacobs. "He played jayvee ball last season EDWIN JAWDY Grid Players Group Gathers PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) The National and American Football League Players Association will hold Its first convention here Jan 9-16, Detroit Lions guard John Gordy, the group's president, said Tuesday. He said about 150 football players will converge on this desert resort city. No agenda has been released. i- Kmm J"" f3 Young award was begun in 1956. McLain, who also was named the Cy Young winner unanimously, was placed first on every ballot by the 20 members of the voting committee of the Baseball Writers Association of America. He is only the sixth player in either league to get all the top votes. The others were Orlando Cepeda, St. Louis, 1967; Frank Robinson, Baltimore, 1966; Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees, 1956; Al Rosen, Cleveland, 1953, and Hank Greenberg, Detroit, 1935. Bill Freehan.Mc Laln's battery mate, was runner up in the voting, the only other player who was named on all 20 ballots cast by two writers in each league city. The catcher received 161 points to the winner's 280 and was followed by Ken Harrelson, Boston, 103; Willie Horton, Detroit, 102; and Dave McNally, Baltimore, and Luis Tiant, Cleveland 78 each. In all, 27 players received votes from first through 10th with 14 points awarded for first, year, the first time any American League pitcher hit the 30 mark since Lefty Grove turned the trick with Philadelphia in 1931. And the Tigers, with the help of McLain's performance, won their first pennant and first World Series since 1945 by beating the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three. Last week, he won the Cy Young Award for being the best pitcher in the American League. He called it, "The greatest honor ever put on me." With all that behind him the only greater award could have been to be named MVP. "This Is the greatest honor I have ever had bestowed on me; It's a recognition that I don't believe,' he said. "Half of the things that happened to me this year I don't believe.' Will this latest honor put extra pressure on him next year? Trying to win," McLain said calmlv. ping Georgia's wide running plays. "Georgia's offense will give us more trouble than anybody we've faced this year," Graves said. To get the Gators into the right frame of mind for the Bulldogs, undefeated, but twice tied In seven games this season, Graves has had his B team players dressed out In Georgia red jerseys with numbers corresponding to those of Georgia's starters. Looking toward the game, Graves said that Florida's kicking game will be tested severely Saturday and will be coming In for special work all week. "We will work hard on our punt and kickoff coverage," he said. "Jake Scott, Georgia's return artist, has run back a couple of punts for touchdowns and just about all of them for good yardage." Graves remains pleased over the Gator's small Injury list. "Everybody except Mike Kel-ley will be counted on for duty Saturday," he said. Kelley, a sophomore linebacker, with an Injured knee, ran Monday for the first time in three weeks but has been listed "probably out" for Georgia. The only other Gators slowed at the present time are fullback Larry Smith, still bothered by a sprained arch, and quarterback Jackie Eckdahl who Is having trouble throwing due to a bruised bleep. Both, however, are expected to start Saturday. Graves said the coach change which saw defensive coach Gene Ellenson and offensive coach Ed Kensler switch respon TASTE OF DEFEAT Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State football coach, nibbles on a play chart while watching his charges drop a 25-20 contest Saturday to Ohio State in Columbus. Michigan State lost the ball seven times on three intercep- four fumbles, the last in the fourth quarter. at a Monday press the team lost the ball 13 times so far this season, contributing to their 1-3 the Big Ten. Gators Work On Running Plays 4l Burton stepped In for senior Chuck Eason and Junior Mike Pake moved In for Junior John Pell. There was one relatively minor offensive change. John Pitt-man, previously at fullback, was moved in as number two halfback behind Bill Gunter with Brent Gllman running second at fullback now behind Tom Bailey. Likely Pittman will see some Flit-ToNabs Knickerbocker NEW YORK (UPI)-Robert Lehman's Flit-To, after getting awy to his usual slow start, closed full of run In the stretch at Aqueduct Tuesday to win the $29,750 Knickerbocker Handicap by a head. Sea Castle took the lead In the stretch In the last turf course stake of the New York season, but Sea Castle was unable to tum back Flit-To's closing challenge In the 1 3-16 mile race. Goodwood II was third, a length and one-quarter behind the leaders. The 5-year-old son of Turn-To was timed in 1:56 over a firm track and rewarded his backers among the crowd of 47,122 with a payoff of $8.40, $4.00 and $3.60. Flit-To picked up a winner's purse of $19,337. Sea Castle paid $7.60 and $5.80 and Goodwood II paid $14.60. vrj i v V 1.7 tions and three fumbles Duffy disclosed luncheon that on fumbles a factor record in Seminoles Overhaul Vulnerable Defense By ED FAVELKA GAINESVILLE (AFN) - The Florida Gators worked on Installing several new offensive plays Tuesday as they try to come up with a game plan to upset Georgia in Jacksonville Saturday. "We stressed our offensive running attack and our goalline offensive today," Coach Red Graves reported after the workout. "Defensively, we worked hard on pass coverage," he continued. "Also stressed was stop- Breedlove Eyes Another Shot BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, tan (UPD-Cralg Breedlove, idder of the land speed record for jet cars, may try for a ;peed record for piston-driven cars here Sunday or Monday, a sl .kesman said Tuesday. Breedlove was expected to begin trial runs Thursday In his 2,000-pound car, the American Spirit, but the start has been postponed until the weekend. The car, due to arrive at the western Utah salt flats by Wednesday, will arrive Friday night at the earliest, an American Motors representative said. He said the earliest attempt to break the present 409.277 miles per hour speed record would be Sunday. The 31-year-old veteran racer will also seek land speed records for the flying mile In classes b, c, and d. Three different engines will be used. duty at fullback as well as halfback. Pahokee's Jim Tyson replaced Chip Glass at tight end In the new Seminole lineup. JIM TYSON . . .Promoted Red Sox Quit In Waterloo WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -The Boston Red Sox have severed their working agreement with Waterloo In the Midwest Baseball League, Waterloo President Jim Schreffler said Tuesday. Waterloo had been In the Red Sox farm club system for 11 years. By JACK HARPER TALLAHASSEE (AFN) Florida State's suddenly vulnerable defense which gave up 28 points to South Carolina and 40 to Virginia Tech In the past two weekends, got a major overhaul by Head Coach Bill Peterson Tuesday. "It became obvious, said Peterson, "that we had to do something. The competitive factor at any position is vital to improve ment and the real success oi any team. We hope to get a little more competition going." Rated a 10-point favorite over Mississippi State this Saturday, the Seminoles were hard at work late Tuesday in full-scale scrimmage. It was evident Coach Peterson wasn't going to let losing become a habit after the surprising 40-22 loss to Virginia Tech. The changes appeared primarily designed to bolster the defensive middle, where opponents have frequently centered their attacks with enough success to throw FSU's overall defensive scheme out of balance. In at tackles went 252-pound Duke Johnston, a junior, and 220-pound sophomore Robert McEachern, replacing senior Harvey Zlon and Junior Frank Vohun. Moving Into first unit line-backing rolls were 210-pound sophomore Bobby Burt and 190-pound sophomore Steve Gildea, .replacing Joe Benson and Chuck Elliott. Senior Dale McCullars retains his spot as a defensive linebacker. In the secondary, senior Clint Li j D7 THE SHOE FITS - Jim Turner, New York Jets' field goal kicker, displays his 12 pairs of shoes that have helped him gain the AFL record of six field goals in one game. The record was set last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Two of his three-pointers were made in the last 31 minutes of the game, giving the Jets a 25-21 victory.

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