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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 39

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 10, 1963
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A's Spoil Braves Municipal Stadium Debut v 7 -( f - b If ' r ' .'' v . ' (' - o j j IX)l T.LE TROUBLE FOB BKAYES West Talm Dcach cave the Milwaukee Dravrs a new sprinc training base, also provided the punch to hand the Ftraves a 3-0 loss in their first exhibition game. Haywood Sullivan, left, pot the first hit, and scored the first run when Dick Hnwser hit a two-baccrr in the third lnnins. Doth of Uie Kansas Citv stars rr- side here. Staff Hioto by Walter Dorsry It's Post-Time Growing Up In Baseball By BOB BALFE TostrTimes Sports Editor If you closed one eye to reality it was a simple matter Saturday to realize the potentiality of our new baseball stadium. Sure, there were more sand traps than you'll find on some coif courses, and there was a little more confusion than normal for such occasions. It is a quirk of human nature to look for flaws, and certainly our opening was a long way from being perfect. But this will be a fine baseball plant. It will be better next week, and next month, and by a year from now there won't be a finer facility along the Gold Coast- The Braves' official family knows this, and so they weren't disheartened by the unfinished status as of ev terday. Iyxking ahead is sheer guesswork, but with the stadium we have the makings of a baseball metropolis in springtime, as well as a year-round center for community activities. The first major league exhibition ever played here was between the Cincinnati Reds, then champions of the world after the 1919 series, and the New York Yankees, who had just acquired a player named Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox. They played on Toinciana Field in Tahn Beach and the Babe lost one out in the distant hibiscus hedge. That park gave way to Wright Field in West Talm Beach, and the Redlegs used it for two and three-day exhibition stays, even though they never pitched a full spring camp here. Then came the St. Louis Browns in the mid-thirties, and after World War PI Connie Mack brought the Athletics here. After 17 springs with the A's, baseball's expanding system had outgrown tne park, oy then renamed MacK field, ana now we're into a new stadium. The point is that nowhere along the line could anyone have predicted exactly the growth ahead and the needs of the future. That's still true, but we're better prepared now for come what may. Lou Ferini doesn't have as much to do with the Braves now as he did a year ago, but he has impressed some of the new owners with his idea for a two-club camp. The stadium was built for this, with three locker-rooms for two resident clubs and a visiting team. The area back of the right and centerfield fence is ample for more full-size practice fields and batting cages. Obviously, twice as many exhibition games as at present would strain the economy. Sports fans are on budgets for recreation. But exhibition game gate receipts, though pleasant, are not the primary concern of any club. They're hunting the best training conditions in the best weather possible, with the least travel involved for day-to-day games. The Braves think they have found this. Another i iuir nnr uir uiitj uniuiru jHinurii j iru irflfA, dissatisfied in Arizona, may like the idea, too. The Houston Colts are also looking toward Florida after their Arizona experiences. Charlie Finley, although he feels he was batted around like a ping-pong ball between West Palm Beach and North Miami last year, still likes this area, and would like to bring the Athletics to some Gold Coast point if conditions develop. So the two-club training camp is not beyond possibility, maybe even by next year. If not, the Braves would iike to bring in some of their farm clubs to share the facilities. One way or the other, we're starting a baseball plant with a future. The stadium may be nestled in the sand dunes now, and deserve the name "Candlestick Park East" applied by National League writers, but it doesn't take much imagination to guess what it can be like in the years to come. Just Notes .... Del Crandall and Fhil Roof, two of Milwaukee's catchers, have the same birthday, and celebrated it last Tuesday. Del had 33 candles. Phil 22 . . . Don Richards, a soph from West Palm Beach, and Ben Tallman, freshman from Lake Worth, are on t he . t ionda boutnern Lxnege gon roster. . .Florida Intercollegiate Conference baseball games will be played under the new "speed-up rules" this season." Basic changes involve: 1. Only five warm-up pitches allowed between innings; 2. courtesy runners will be permitted for pitchers and catchers who reach base; 3. Intentional walks (Owtfnwd on rare 4 4) f v non rui r. ri TittM- fyoru r.tuor , A pair ot local hni marie gnod in an enemy role io spark Ihe Kansas City A'.hl-lit io a JO victory over the MiUmikr in tli firt enmr plvt In Wrt rlm U nch'i nrw SM-tU a:!mrn Sittuntny. ' Week's Slate This week'a schedule for the Milwaukee Brae' In the new Vet Palm Beach Stadium: Today Is Angeles IVHlgers. Tuesday New York Yankees. Wednesday Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday Detroit Tigers. Friday Baltimore Orioles (B game) Saturday Minnesota Twins. All games at 1:50 p.m. except B game on Friday, which will Mart at 10 a.m. wrt" flr, uwn- r r r v IUiuuin Kullhaa (t t nrtt hit la lh ani park and trnml Ihe flnt run ohm drhra a hv INrk H"wr, another Mr! Talm rVcl rr-J,lw,l, l.i .uil a lhr run rally la lh Ihlnl which mail IWty Warrra mli Ilia ! ft. Kint (tiy !!i-iit,i!v una 3-o jmid phi aiUArt of tJttii? LrwKurrt, the Ta'm IVarh Jliuh hand ami niaiv st1.v Rdi'sts and tii!e the atadmin an-fii1 la t only iiit )i.ilf-fille.1, of Mt'ittla of III Hi-HWi rre etutHirnfiivt, and pn-diciiM bir turnout icnlay lwn pfv 1:30 POST-TIMES Palm Beach Post-Times Sec. E SUNDAY MORNING. MAPvQI 10. 1063 PAGE 1 Hie ijra Aivi !i rx!"n ve the ori''tK'n in a pump. rb Shaw, iVnnv Lemastrr, Ixb JUniilry and lUr.k Kisi'hrr nn? p:t.-hin2 pvsihi!it!t'f tor the Bmvr, tul the rvxln pst u Uke their flint aptlng lKk at Kuvly KuutaK, Die (irrtwiilini: itnknirt artit. plui Larry Slurry and B'b Miller. AllhotiKh ork crewt were till busy when first fnna arrived at fie unfinished itHdium, tJie traffic bth by rar and afoot wai well h.tndled, and llrrb Kip, Hadium manager. Mid Ihe fintt-dny operation was unex-pM-telly aiiKioth. "We bad no major wjuawk." lie fald, "and thing were really Bntaniher tlian wn antii-i-pativl." Hut It waa a rnuch day (or the Rratra' batters, who wera held In Hire alnRle by a i f f .. L j ! t-, r - " 1 lj -1 i I I v vv C- T ' LOSING AND WINNING III KLEKS Starting pitchers were all smiles but later Wan-en Spahn, left, was tagged with the loss, and Dan Pfister was the winner of first game played in new city stadium. Staff rtioto by Walter Horsey NL riiEXY GUEST OF HONOR National league President Warren Giles, left, was on hand for opening of the Milwaukee exhibition season, conferring with Manager Bobby Bragan and President John Mcllale. Staff rhnto by Walter Dorwy Ohio State Of Indiana, Victim 87-85 Newman, Jupiter Fill Loon Team i FORT LAUDKRDALE Cardi-! picked by the lenpie a coat-hes nal Newman placed three and. wpre Lou lohe and Willie Mitch Jupiter two players on the first South Atlantic Conference All-Star Basketball team selected here Saturday at the league'! end of season meeting. Newman'i three players on the 10 man club were Tom Moloney, one of the league s top scorers, Tim Whisner and Dave Mcintosh. Jupiter's two representatives. ell. Cardinal Gibbons, Monsignor Pace, Fine Crest LaSaJlt and Miami Military ach placed one man on the club, Neal Slanter named from Miami Military, Cosmo Torricnte from LaSalle, J. B. Bonclli from Tine Crest. Mike Sweet was selected from Pace and Jim Langan from Cardinal Gibbons. BLOOMINfiTON, Indiana upset Ohio State'i Buck-eves R7-R5 in overtime Saturday afternoon and the defeat cost the Bucks a coveted chance at ttie NCAA basketball championship which had eluded them the last two years. Illinois gained a tie for the Big Ten title by defeating Iowa 73-! n another afternoon game and will represent the eonfrrence In the NCAA fourncy because Ohio State was the last Big Ten representative. Ohio Stales 6-foot- Gary Bradds salvaged the Big Ten scoring championship with 32 points for a season total of 401 but he fouled out with six seconds left In rcgu lar playing time. Jimmy Ravi of Indiana scored 24 points for the league's second-high total of 378. The Hoosiers' Tom Bolyard, a senior closing out his collegiate career along with Rayl, was high for his team with 29 points. The hard-driving 6-4 Bolyard Bl ind. (AD I most single-handedly saved tlieJaJIy, led 71-60 with 6 minutes 23 game for Indiana, which finished seconds left In the game. Indiana 9-5 lor third place in the confer ence behind Ohio State and HH-nols with their 11-3 records. The Bucks, ranked No, S nation- caught tip at 79-79 with Bolyard scoring 13 of the 19 points. It was a 20-foot shot by Rayl that pro duced the last 2, the tie and the extra period. Pompano Wins GAINKSVIIXK WV-Running like the Golden Tornadoes for which they are nicknamed, Pom pano Beach raced to a 51-40 victory over Plant before a capac ity 7,500 crowd Saturday and won Die Class AA state high school basketball title. Pefe McKinnon'f long shots got Pompano off to an early .lead and the Tornadoes' speed was too much for a bigger but slower Plant quintet which was ice cold except for 6-fcet-9 Ken Doyle, who hit 21 pom1 with hook shots, Jumpers and rebounds. Pompano Beach was one of four brand new state champions at the climax of the three-day tour- Wlllle MlUbelt of Jupiter was rated honorable mention In Class B all-conference aelec. Hons. nament. DeLand unseated Apopka as Class A champ, 46-34; Florida Iligh of Tallahassee won the Class B title over Baldwin, 62-52: and Milliard took Class C over Poplar Springs, 70-59. X SV ....... -v .A. ...., J. , -V, .-H. V ' ' '"' ' ' "' 1 ' " -'' iilffl ' iQl SracMO ' pS. &ceaiEWeso , . - A VSr '' n z -wC v'rB) W0 J " - ill ilk M- 1jk . ' fnl' ' 1 mms Irin f AtlilrlU-a ilti-h-r, tarttng with Dun mter, a South Horlita product who hrraine the wlnnlnf Hurler afler thre Inning la which nut a Mthvankee bnttrr reach! haw, Hie A'a tect off .r 10 tuts, fiiur each off Sp;thn and Iw Bunli-tte, two off Knink 1'unk and one off Dan Scfineidrr. The runs were all off Spahn after Sullivan singled through Ihird, advanced on Spnhn'i low throw on an attempted picknff, held third as Pfister singled to third and acored when Howser dnllinl a double to left field. Ifistrr pulled up at third, and scored ahad of Dowser when Kixikie tlrst-bascinan John Wojclk singled to center. That was all the scoring for the day, the Braves executing three double plays to stifle further threats by the A s. Frank Boiling. Bob Ta.lor and Lou Johnson were the only ones among the 25 Braves who played to get hits. Veterans Del Crandall and Hank Aaron appeared only as pinch-batters, but Aaron will start In the outfield today against the Dolg-ers. Third-baseman Ed Mathews made a token appearance, playing one Inning despite his sore shoulder. He struck out In his only time at bat. After the game ,Rraea TreMdent John Mcll.ile. announced thai Catcher Joe Torre, IhM of the holdouts, had aln'-d and will he In uniform tmlay. It was anld that hn signed on the Brave' original terms. The new park drew rave notices from the visiting Athlet-Ics. Dick Howser said Die infield Is In better condition than old Connie M.ick Field ever was. A cross-field wind worked against hitters, so that none came rlose to clearing the fences, which measure 3.V) fret at the foul lines, 410 in center field. The wind also kicked up less dust man during recent practice sessions. Preganie ceremonies Included introduction of Warren Gllea, president of the National Ieague, hrlef eonimenls by President Mcllnle and Ihi PerJnl, chairman of the exec, utlve. mninilltce of the Rravea, who pralned local hilereats for having aeeom-pllhed ao much In I cm than a year In erecting the new basehall facility. Judge Russell Mcintosh of the Soulhside Kiwanis Club, was master of ceremonies, and May or Ben llolleman Introduced city and county commissioners. visiting mayors and then threw out the first ball, which he claimed as a strike in view of the new strike zone rule. Palm Beach High School's band and the VFW Post 7(i72 color guard assisted In the national anthem, sung by Jack Day. It was the first of 17 exhibi tions to be played by the Braves here, but the only appearance of the Athletics here this year. They remained overnight, and will play Washington In Pompano this afternoon. KAN. CITY (AD MILWAUKEE1 (Nil 00 r h bl oh r h b Howsfr n 31 1 1 L John'n 3 0 1 n Cnmp'n'l ss 10 10 C-BHI 10 0 0 wolrlk bll 30 1 2 Bollinq ?b ? 0 l 0 D John'n lb 1 0 0 0 Samuel 2b 10 0 0 Lumnt ?b ? 0 0 0 dC,nrrtt 1000 Green 3h 1 0 0 0 BMnthewi 3b 1 0 0 0 Chorlei lb 1 0 0 0 Kornnskl 1h I n n f) Causev 3b2b 10 10 Hrln'k 3b-u 7 0 0 0 Kern rt 3 0 10 Gab ion rl 3 0 0 0 Tnrlnhull rf 1 0 0 0 T. Anron lb 7 0 0 0 Harrelion If 3 0 1 0 Lorker lb 5 0 0 0 Norton cf J 0 0 0 Tovlor If-n 3 0 10 Del Greco rf 1 0 1 0 WrMlllon is ? 0 5 0 suinvon c 2 17 0 Alomar tt 0 0 0 0 Arrue c 1 0 0 0 e-Mny Plljler p 110 Roof c a-JImlner 1 0 0 0 f-H. Aaron Rnwifleld a D 0 6 0 Soahn n b-Mnrllnei 0 0 0 0 q-Jarkon Wyalt p 1 0 0 0 Burnett p n-cranaall Funk p l-Jones Srhneider p 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clnrk 3b 0 0 0 0 TOTALS .TV 1 10 1 Totolt JO 0 1 0 o-Flled out for Pfister In 4th; b-Hit by nltcher tor Bowsfleld In 7th; c-Flied out for L. Johmon In 8th; d-Rolled out for Garrett In 9th; e Filed out for Alomar in 8lh; f-Fonned for Roof In 8th; a Filed out for Srjahn in 3rd: h-Flied out for Burdrtfe In th; -Hlt by pitcher for Funk In Hth. Konn, City .... 00 OM 0003 10 0 Milwaukee 000 000 0000 1 1 E Spahn, L. Johnson. POA Knnn City 77-8; Milwaukee 77-15. OP Ko;an- skl and Bollinq; Aaron, McMillan and Aaron; Knzanskl, Samuel and Aornn LOB Kansas City 6. Milwaukee. J 2B Howser. SB Kern. PITCHINO RECORD IP H R ER SB SO Pfister (W) 3 0 0 0 0 .1 Bowstltld 3 7 0 0 0 7 Wyatt 3 10 0 1 7 Spahn (L) 3 4 3 3 1 1 Burdettt 3 4 0 0 0 0 Funk 7 10 0 0 0 Schneider 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP By Funk (Martlner) by Wvatt Clones) WP Spahn. u Sudol. Hurler, Weyer and Doyle. T 7:13. A 3,25. ITS ACINCAJT AJKJ'T A PCACZ. P;Pe Manager Dark Blasts Ccpcda TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Manacrr Alvin Dark of the San Francisco Giants has taken another verbal poke at holdout first baseman Orlando Cepeda, who still hadn't shown tip at the Phoenix traininc; camp Saturday. Dark said Cepeda had a "terribly minus" score for last season's play under the grading system used by the manager. Dark has a plus and minus sys tem to rate Giant players. Plusses are for effective plays with extra good marks for late-inning efforts that tie or win games. The reverse is true for minuses. Center field star Willie Mays topped the National League pennant winners with 100 plusses and third baseman Jim Davenport had SO. Someone asked about Cepeda, who tailed off considerably in the late stages last season. I'm answering because you asked,' Dark replied. "But Cepeda had 40 more minuses than plusses." Dark added that the first base man's total was "terribly minus." On Thursday, the Giant manager said that Cepeda's holdout was hurting the entire squad.

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