12 - Wtt, July 17, m Itedlands Daily Facts Hits 27th, 28th McCovey closing in on home run record Willie llcCovey is dosing in on a National League home run.rec ord and there'll be no asterisk alongside his name if he makes it. The free-swinging San Francisco Giant outfielder hit his 27th and 28th homers of the season Tuesday night when the Giants split a pair of 3-2 decisions with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The two blows gave him a total of 10 for the month—only six fewer than the NL mark set in 1949 by Ralph Kiner of the Pirates. Kiner's mark doesn't have the prestige of Babe Ruth's 60 in 1927 so there won't be any national uproar to disturb Willie's comic - book reading. Bas<AaIl's poobahs put an asterisk alongside Roger Maris' name when he hit 61 homers in 1961 on the grounds the season was longer than when Ruth set his record in 1927. But as far as anyone knows nobody in baseball has suggested that the month of July is longer now than it us€d to be. It only seems longer to NL pitchers, who have been coping vith McCovey during his current rampage. The big guy has hammered away at a .323-cHp since June 30 and has lifted his sea son average to 281. McCovey's 27lh homer came in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's opener and gave the Giants their victory." "Willie also homered in the first inning of the nightcap and had a second hit during the game but the Pirates earned the split on the strength of a nine- hit attack that included two triples by Dick Schofield, one by Bill Virdon and doubles by Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski. McCovey has now hit safely in 21 straight games during which he has hit 14 homers and drove in 24 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia PWilies. 5-2. before suffering a 10-2 loss, the St. Louis Cardinals nipped the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4, in 10 innings, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Braves, 1-0, and the New "Vork Mets topped the Houston Colts, 4-3, in other NL games. Sandy Koufa.x pitched a perfect game for sw innings and wound up with a si,\-hilter that earned hun his ninth straight victory and his 16th of the season. Wally Moon's homer, a single by John Roseboro and a double by Jim Gilliam were the big blows of the Dodgers' 12-hit attack. Dallas Green pitched an eight- hitter in the second game as John Callison hit two homers and Tony Taylor and Roy Sivers had two hits for the Phillies. Tim McCarver's two-strike bunt, which started foul and then rolled fair, brought in Bill White from third base with the winning run for the Cardinals. Bobby Shantz struck out eight batters in 3 2-3 innings to win his fourth game while Joey Jay, appearing in relief, suffered his 14th defeat. Bob Buhl pitched 6 2-3 innings of hitless ball and allowed only one hit before retiring because of the heat after seven innuigs to post his ninth win for the amazing Cubs. Ken Hubbs homered in the fifth inning for the Cubs, who moved to within S',i games of the NL lead. The Mets broke a 3-3 tie in the ninth inning when Norm Sherry's bad-hop smgle went over shortstop Jim Wynn's head and enabled Rod Kanehl to score horn third. Galen Cisco, who pitched a hitless ninth, won his fifth game while Hal Woodeshick suffered his fifth loss. McCovey walks soffly, carries a big stick PITTSBURGH (UPI) - JIany years ago Theodore Roosevelt uttered "walk softly and carry a big stick." and it could be that Willie McCovey heard about that saying. The big man of the San Francisco Giants has been speaking wilh his bat but he is chary with words. Take Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. McCovey's batting streak was in jeopardy in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader. Don Cardwell had struck him out twice and got him to ground out. McCovey came to liie plate with two out in the ninth and the score tied two-all. The count was 2-1, and it appeared that Willie's hitting streak would end at 19 games, three shy of tlie San Francisco mark of 22 he set as a rookie in 1959. But Willie rapped a high fast ball on the outside and lofted it into the right field stands for his 27th homer and a 3-2 \-ictory for the Giants. He extended his streak but ended a Purate winning skein at five games. Willie didn't wait so long in the second game. He blasted a slider in the first inning from Don Schwall for a home run and he new leads the majors in that department with 28. He also singled home a nm in that game. In his current 2l-game batting string, McCovey has smashed 14 homers and driven in 24 runs for a .341 batting average. McCovey still is handicapped by a bruised leg suffered last Saturday in Philadelphia when he was hit by Ryne Duren. an incident that prompted Giant manager Alvin Dark to order retaliations against pitchers who hit his players. Injured pofe vauHer's condition still critical SE.^TTLE (UPI) — Pole vaulter Brian Sternberg's overall condition remained critical today, fiJowing surgery for the removal of a cervical disc damaged in a trampoline fall which left the University of Washington athlete paralyzed. Sternberg underwent a five-hour operation at University Hospital Tuesday in the hope that removal of the disc would speed his recovery from paralysis. The hospital's medical director. Dr. William Robertson, said it would be about two weeks before any new information would be available as to Sternberg's chanc es of recovery. Robertson said Sternberg came through the operation without any apparent complications. Sternberg suffered a dislocated cervical vertebrae (broken neck) July 2 while working out on a trampoline to keep in shape for a trip to Europe with a United States track team. He was the holder of the pending world pole vault record of 16 feet 8 niches until Saturday when John Pennel -of Northeast Louisiana State went 16 - 8 ^4 in a meet at London. Pennel is also the man picked to replace Sternberg on the U.S. Bankers to play Yucaipa Ifawks Thursday The Bankers baseball team of the Lions league will meet the Yucaipa Hawks in a non-league game tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. on the local Community field. Coaching the Redlands nine is Robert Owens and currently the Bankers are in first place.The Hawks, coached by Dick Simmons, are in contention for the title in their league with such teams as Banning, San Jacinto, Palm Springs and Coachella. Pitching for the Hawks will be Dennis Hare and Terry Rainbow, both starting twirlers for the YHS team last season. All of the Lions games scheduled for tomorrow evening have been switched to Saturday night to allow the players to watch the non-league contest. Redlands swim club meets Covina Thursday Redlands Swim club will have its fifth meet of the season tomorrow evening when the local swimmers entertain the Covina team in Sylvan plunge with the first event at 6:30 o'clock. Coach Lany Munz Redlands team has won three meets and lost only to Glendora this season. track team which takes on the Soviet Union in a dual meet this weekend in Russia. May be fatal Patterson faces dire danger if lie gets up fighting Listen By BILL MCCORMICK NEW YORK - (NEA) - The most terrifying news in years has seeped out o£ Las Vegas. Word is that Sonny Liston will be whittled and hammered into well-nigh perfect condition for his heavyweight title defense against Floyd Patterson in the Nevada desert oasis July 22. This means somebody is likely to get killed in the fight nobody wants e -Ncept Patterson. That somebody is Patterson. Even if Fragile Floyd doesn't meet an untimely end in his effort to regain the valuable bauble he lost in a disgraceful one- round exhibition against Liston in Chicago last fall, a lot of people will get hurt. These will include not only Patterson, but a flock of bystanders innocent enough to pay up to $100 a head to witness the affair live in the plush Las Vegas Convention Center. And such people as are naive enough to ante up $5- or thereabouts to watch a reasonable facsimile of a re-run of the Chicago massacre on a dim theater magic lantern. Contrary to rumor that he was as overstuffed as a Strasbourg- goose, Liston arrived in camp weighing about 220 pounds. According to workout watchers, each day finds Liston gatting meaner and meaner, which is al- waj's a sign that a ruigmdn is Hearing peak form. Never overly gracious to those he dislikes. Listen now is snapping at practically all grown-ups. By fig^t time he might even be glowering at kids, who are his favorite people. Liston resents bemg forced into the futile fight by* a return bout clause (he offered to take on Paterson for nothing in a gymnasium SONNY USTON rather than inflict the atrocity on the paying public). The champion will take out his resentment in the ring and the results may well be fatal. Patterson is just not equipped to take a punch. As far back as 1954 he was floored by someone named Jacques Boyer-Crecy who was one of a group of opponents selected because of their lack of hitting prowess. He has been downed, or nearly so, by almost every one one his opponents since winning the championship the first time in an elimination bout against Archie Moore in 19S6. Pete Radema(Aer, makmg his first professional start, had Patterson on the floor and could have won the title had he been experi enced enough to follow up bis advantage. Roy Harris, who couldn't dent a felt hat with a sledge hammer, put Floyd on the deck in 1958. Brain London, washed up from England to give Patterson a soft payday and pubh'c workout prior to the fist Ingemar Johansson bout, made Floyd wobble every time he brushed him with his old, tired arms. Ingemar had Patterson down seven times before the referee stopped their first encounter. Ingemar even floored Patterson in losing the third and rubber match. Tom McNeeley, who had no fighting equipment but a wild disposition, brought Floyd to his knees. The best thing that happened to Patterson in Chicago was that he didn't recover before the referee finished the 10-count. One thing Patterson has is determination, and he is determined to get up and keep fighting when he goes down in Las Vegas. If he does, and presents a defenseless stationary target as he has on so many occasions, Liston will wind up and let one really go. That will be fatal. Joe Louis privately etpressed the fear that Patterson might get killed in his first bout against Liston. And things haven't improved for Floyd smce then. The Nevada Boxing Commission is young and eager, but compar^ atively incvperienced. Its members had better give due consideration to the possibility of a tragic endmg to the fight nobody wants but Patterson and in struct the referee on just how to handle any emergency. And emergency it will be if Liston doesn't score a dean knockout with the first good punch he lands. DickRadatz challenged by By Unitni Press International What are the odds that Dick Radatz, the Boston monster who terrifies American League hitters, would be challenged fay a pitcher who was once blown off the mound by a gust of wind? You name 'em and you've got the odds against Stu Miller, a 160-pound chap whose hobby is contract bridge, being in the big leagues m the first place. Yet the ex-San Francisco Giant right-hand er is doing a brilliant job of relief pitching in his own right and is the key reason the Baltimore Orioles are still within shoutmg distance of the American League lead. Miller, whose equipment is described by hitters as "slow, slower and let's not get ridiculous," has been the closeout pitcher in the Orioles' last seven victories dating back to July 5. He's been the official winner in only one of those games and his season record is a mere 3-4 but that only proves that records don't always tell the real storj-. Preserved Victory Miller—he was "blown" off the mound by a sudden gust of wind during the 1961 All-Star game in San Francisco—turned in a typical clutch relief job Tuesday night to preserve the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win moved the Orioles to within 6 ^2 games of the first-place New York Yankees, who were rained out in Minnesota. The Los Angeles Angels shaded the Cleveland Indians 2-1, the Washington Senators downed the Chicago White Sox, 3-1, and the Kansas City Athletics routed the Boston Red Sox, 11-0, in other AL action. Miller was called in Tuesday night after the Tigers got runners on first and second base with one out and the Orioles leading in the eighth. He yielded a walk and run-scoring hit but then retired Rocky Colavito and Bill Bruton to end the inning and went on to shut out the Tigers in the ninth. Homers by Joh.T Powell. Jim Gentile, Brooks Robinson and Bob Johnson produced the Orioles runs as they dealt wialess Frank Lary his third loss. McBride Wins lOth Ken McBride pitched a three- hitter and struck out five to win his 10th victory for the Angels. The Angels scored both their runs in the third inning which McBride led off with a double and which Lee Thomas capped with a run- scoring single. Jim Grant suffered his ninth loss. Claude Osteen's four-hit pitch- tag earned him his third win and the Senators their 10th in their last 12 games. An error by catcher Camilo Carrcon on a foul pop paved the way for the Senators to score all their runs in the second inning. Osteen singled home one run and Marv Breeding tripled in the other pair. Pitcher Moe Drabowsky hurled a four-hitter and also homered to win his first game of the season behind a 15-hit Kansas City attack that also included a homer by Norm Siebem and triples by Gino Cimoli, Jerry Lumpe and Jose Tartabull. Dave Morehead was the Red Sox' loser. Major League Leaders By United Press International National League Player & Club G. AB R. T.Davis, LA 78 287 Groat, StL 92 374 Clmente, Pitts 82 313 Pinson, Cin Wills, LA mite, StL Santo, Chi H.Aaron, Mil Gonzlez, Phil Boyer, StL 93 375 70 279 92 376 90 357 90 356 90 324 89 348 H. Pet. 95 .331 12L .324 101 .323 118 .315 88 .315 118 .314 111 .311 110 .309 99 .306 105 .302 American League YastmsW, Bos 85 329 55 111 .337 Malzone, Bos 88 343 40 111 .324 Kaline. Det 83 319 54 101 .317 RoUms, Minn 77 278 43 88 .317 Wagner, LA 89 329 48 103 .313 Pearson, LA 87 333 47 102 .306 Davalilo, Clev 52 214 32 65 .304 Cimoli, KC 79 274 34 82 .299 Maris, NY 61 218 41 64 .294 Hrshbrgr, Chi 73 243 38 71 .292 Home Runs National League McCovey, Giants 28: H. Aaron, Braves 26; Cepeda, Giants 18; Mays, Giants 18; Banks. Cubs 17. American League — Allison, Twins 22; Killebrew, Twms 21; Wagner, Angels 20; Battey, Twins 20; Maris, Yanks 19; Stuart, Red So.K 19. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 71; White, Cards 65; Santo, Cubs 63; McCovey, Giants 61; Boyer, Cards 60. American League— Wagner, Angels 60; Allison, Twins 60; Kaline, Tigers 58; Stuart, Red Sox; Malzone, Red Sox; Battey, Twins all 56. Pitching National L, e a g u • — Koufax. Dodgers 16-3; Malone, Reds 14-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 8-2; McBean, Pirates 9-2; Spahn, Braves 12-4. American League— Radatz, Red Sos 10-1; Ford, Yanks 14-3; Buzhardt, V/bite Sox 9^; Pizarro, White Sos 11-5; Bouton, Yanks 11-5. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. Bill Shoemaker wins on four mounts INGLEWOOD (UPD-Bill Shoemaker, perennial riding champion at Holly\vood Park, showed 'em how again Tuesday with four winning mounts, including the feature race victory aboard Delhi Maid. Delhi Maid went to the post for the $57,350 HoUywod Oaks as the favorite. Delhi Maid lacked racing room while between horses going to the far turn, but came to the outside on the stretch turn and finshed in the time of 1:49 1-5, paying $5.20, $3.40 and $2.80. Hi Rated was second and (^ous Clover third. Shoemaker also won on Hostess Ruth in the first race. Island Maid in the sLxth and Arbitrage in the seventh. Oil Royalty and Savaii clash today in the $10,000 Crippled ChU- dren's Society Piu-se. Rozelle closes current phase of gambling probe N-EW YORK (UPI )- Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the Na- ional Football League, apparently has concluded the current phase of his investigation of gambling on NFL games. Rozelle admitted Tuesday "no other pressing matters" are being probed after he cleared Carroll Rosenbloom, milKonaire owner of the Baltimore Colts, of all charges that he bet on pro football games. The commissioner added, however, that "this matter of surveillance and checkmg is a constant procedure." Rosenbloom had been accused by three individuaJs of betting on pro football games during a period eight to 10 years ago. "All three of the accusers making the original charges agafast Mr. Rosenbloom...subsequently repudiated or withdrew their earlier charges in new affidavits given to the commissioner," Rozelle said in a prepared statement. The commissioner added that the league's investigation staff "conduced extensive inquiries" into Rosenbloom's alleged gambling activities and "no proof whatever has been uncovered that he ever bet on a Naional Football League game since becoming an owner in the league." Rozelle's probe into NFL gambling reports was launched last year. Last April he suspended indefinitely Paul Homung of the reen Bay Packers and Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions for betting on games and levied fines against five other players and the Detroit club. STANDINGS National League W L Pet. GB Los Angeles 56 35 .615 Chicago 50 40 .556 5"j St. Louis 50 42 .543 6«: San Francisco 50 43 .538 7 Cincinnati 49 44 .527 8 Pittsburgh 47 44 .516 9 Milwaukee 46 45 .505 10 PhUadelphia 45 47 .489 11V4 Houston 36 59 .379 22 New York 31 61 .337 25',i Tuesday's Results New York 4 Houston 3 Chicago 1 Milwauk'^e 0 L. Ang. 5 Phila. 2, 1st twilight Phila. 10 L." Ang. 2, 2nd night S. Fran. 3 Pitt. 2. 1st, twilight Pitt. 3 S. Fran. 2, 2nd, night St. Louis 5 Cin. 4, 10 in., night Thursday's Games Milwaukee at Chicago San Francisco at New York, night Houston at Phila., m'ght L. Angeles at Pittsburgh, night St. Louis at Cmcinnati, night American League W L Pet. GB New York 54 33 .621 Boston 49 40 .551 6 Chicago 50 41 .549 6 Minnesota 49 41 .544 6'A Baltimore 51 43 .543 6V4 Cleveland 46 45 .503 10 Los Angeles 44 50 .468 13Vi I^ansas City 39 50 .438 16 Detroit 36 50 .419 17H Wa^iington 33 58 .363 23 , Tuesday'* Results Kansas City 11 Boston 0, night Washington 3 Chicago 1, ni^t Baltimore 5 Detroit 2, ni^t Los Angeles 2 Cleveland 1, night N. York at Minn., night, ppd, rain Thursday's Games Baltimore at Detroit New York at Minnesota Boston at Kansas City, night (Only games scheduled) Radio Time Cleveland at Angels, 6 p.m. KMPC twi-night double header. Dodgers at Pittsburgh 5:10 p.m. KFI. Chargers trade Bill Hudson BOULEVARD (UPD-The trade of veteran defensive tackle Bill Hudson to the Boston Patriots for an undisclosed draft choice was one of three personnel changes announced Tuesday by the San Diego Chargers. Hudson, who had not come to contract terms with the Chargers, bad played several years in Canadian football before joining the American Football League team in 196L Two men left the Charger camp. Linebacker Ron Koes. who underwent a knee operation in the off season, announced his retirement from professional football, and rookie defensive back Reid Bushong of the University of Michigan was cut from the roster. McBride turns back Indians 2-1,3 hits LOS ANGELES (UPI) — H manager Bill Rigney had a few more sinker-ball pitchers like Ken McBride, his Los Angeles Angels wouldn't be bogged down in seventh place in the American League today. McBride became the first Angel hurler to go into double figures in the win column Tuesday night when he turned back the Cleveland Indians on a classy, three-hit 2-1 victory. His record is now 10-7, Only one of three hits against McBride was a sohd blow. That was a sharp single to right by Tito Francona in the third. The other two safeties were infield scratch jobs. Cleveland and the Angels meet again tonight in a twi-night double header starting at 6 p.m. Rigney plans to start Dean Chance, 7-9, and Mel Nelson, 2-3 against Jack Kralick, 8-3, and Jerry Walker, 6-2, for the sLxth- place Indians. The Angels trail Cleveland by three and a half games and they could move into contention for sixth place with a double wm. The Indians sustained their fourth straight loss Tuesday night. They came here after losing a three-game series to Minnesota. McBride himself started the rally which gave the Angels their winning runs in tlie bottom of the third inning when he doubled lo right. "I just closed my eyes and swung," he said in the dressing rom afterwards. Albie Pearson followed with a bunt single —the first of his three hits—and McBride went to third, scoring when Pearson was forced at second on Jim Fregosi's grounder. Fregosi, the speed-burner, provided the go-ahead run when he rambled all the way from first to home on Lee Thomas* looping single to center. The Indians scored their lone run in the top of the third when pitcher Jim Grant came home from third on Dick Howser's sacrifice fly that Angel second baseman Billy Moran caught in foul territory after a hard run. Moran might have done better to let the ball fall foul. Grant lasted seven innings before he was lifted for a pinch- hitter. He gave up seven hits and took his ninth loss against sLx wins. The veteran Early Wjim relieved for Grant m the eighth, gave up two singles and w^as in trouble until McBride hit into a double play. Racquet club holds tourney Redlands newly formed Racquet Club held a mixed doubles tournament over the weekend. The group was divided into four flites and only two had time for a playoff. Eleanor Scott and Doug Smoot won ovsr Pat Pratt and Jlike Talbert. Persons interested in joining the new club shouW be at the University of Redlands courts at 3 p.m. this Sunday according to Jane Buffington. Players entered in the last tournament included the following. Betty Gibson, Bob Moore, Pat Pratt. Mike TalberC Mattie Mae Hawes, Jack Buffmgton, Eleanor Scott, Doug Smoot, Jane Buffington, Ken McKenzie, Ruth Colley, Dick Scott, Joy Marcus of Riverside. Harry Crosthwaite, Mel Gundlach, Everett Hayes, Pat Knight, Dick Gearhardt, Grace Craig, Bill Emrick, Sonoko Ellis, Gordon Wilde, Janet Lee, Hal Robinson. Jan Hawes, Les Gay, Janis Ball and Wes Ogle. Sandy wins 5-2 Free swinging Phillies stop Koufax string PITTSBURGH (UPI) —It took hot. muggy weather and the free- swingmg Philadelphia Phillies to stop amazing Sandy Koufax' string of scoreless inning, but the Dodger hurler still came up strong enough Tuesday night for his I6th win of the season. Koufax hurled six perfect innings in the first of a twi-nighter in a bid for a no-hitter (which would have been the third of his career), but lost it in the seventh inning when Tony Taylor doubled and later scored on a sacrifice ny. Sandy's scoreless string ended at 33 1-3 innings and his consecutive shutout streak stopped at three. Los Angeles and Koufax went on to win the first game 5-2, but then the Phils took it out on the Dodgers in the second game 10-2. Gene Mauch's club, which had given the San Francisco Giants fits before the Dodgers came to town, obtained a 2-2 spUt in the series with the Dodgers with a 12-hit attack in the second game. They knocked starter Nick Willhite out of the box before the rookie could retire a man. Pallas Green, 2-3, went the distance for the Phils. Perhaps the only encouraging note for the Dodgers about the second contest was the two-inning stmt by bonus rookie Dick Calmus, who has appeared in games this season only when the game is a lost cause. Calmus struck out three and didn't allow a hit. The 19-year-old has done well in earlier brief appearances. Wally Moon, who has been getting timely hits lately, homered to start the Dodger scoring in the first game. Willie Davis and Ken McMullen added two more runs in the fourth inning with a run- producing single and sacrifice fly respectively. Starter Art Mahaffey took the loss for Phils. Tommy Davis went 2-for-4 in both games to improve his National League-leading batting average to .331. The Dodgers took on the Pittsburgh Pirates today in the first of two night games here while holding a 5ii game lead over the second-place Chicago Cubs. The Pirates split a doubleheader Tuesday night with the Giants, dropping the latter to fourth place and seven games off the pace. Bob Miller, 6-4. who hurled a complete game against his ex- mates, the New York Mets, the last time out, will oppose vem Law, 4-3. Two of Law's losses this season have come at the hands of the Dodgers. Jordan would be happy to revise scoring plan MOSCOW (LTD - Payton Jordan, senior coach of the U.S. track team, today found himself in the distinct minority among American officials as a direct result of remarks made by the outspoken "non-spokesman" at a press conference Tuesday in Lenin Stadium. Jordan, head track coach at Stanford University, indicated that he would be "happy" to score the U.S.-Russia meet on a combined men's-women's basis, but other U.S. officials were not too happy with Jordan's state- men, which reflects a complete reversal from the official U.S. position on these meets for the past several years. "Our men and women came here to compete as a team and r will be happy to have the victory fought on a combined basis," said Jordan, the U.S. men's coach. The statement apparently surprised other officials accompanying the American team. Dan Farris, retired secretary of the Amateur Athletic Union, was quick to point out that Jordan was not an official spokesman and his statement did not signify an official change of policy, which currently states that the men's and women's meets be scored separately. The separate scoring system is woven into the fine print of the current Soviet-Ameiican agreement covering the annual meet of the two track and field giants. ROYALS SIGN SHORT CfNCINNA -n, Ohio (UPD-Carl Short, a 1961 star for Newberry (S.C.) College, is the first rookie to sign a 1963-64 contract with the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association. Short missed a tryout with the Royals shortly after graduation because of Army service. The trouble stems from the fact that the Soviet press has always combined the men's and women's score in their reporting and claimed overall victory on the basis of total points. In he forthcoming meet, to be held at Lenin Stadium this weekend, the American men are again expected to win, but the Soviet women are favored to run up a larger score over the American girls, thereby giving Russia anoher "overall" victory should tha scores be combined. "Anybody can add the two together if they want to, but tha earn victory wUl not depend on the combined basis," commented Ferris. DeMolays, Job's Daughters to attend game DeMolays and Job's Daughters from this area will be the special guests of he Redlands Shrine Club when the 12th annual Shrine Pageant and North-South all-Star football game is played August 1, in the Los Angeles Coliseum, Dr. Gerald W. Parker, local committee chairman stated today. "All Shrine clubs in the south land are striving for top attendance from their respective districts for the game which benefits the clubs hospital for crippled children in Los Angeles," Dr. Parker said. Information on reserved tickets, scaled at $5, ?3 and §1.50, may be obtained through Dr. Parker at 511 Brookside avenue. Redlands, phone 793-5150. Tickets also are on sale at the Los Angeles Shrine Pageant and Football offices, 655 West Jefferstm boulevard. Bayer blasts for title; seeks controlled shot By OSCAR FRALEY UPI Sports Writer DALLAS (UPI) — Mountatoous George Bayer goes out to defend his PGA long driving title today but after three all-out wallops will revert to powder puff tee shots and dollars sign putting. "When the tournament starts Thursday I don't care how far I hit it or who outdrives me," explained the world's longest hitter. "What I want is a controlled tee shot which will keep the ball in play." Big George has learned by bitter experience that, like the average player, when he tries to crush the ball he usually wmds up in some strange, faraway places. "Everybody tries to hit too hard," he analyzes. "My reputation as the biggest hitter helped because it brought me exhibi- Uons. But it also hurt because I was always is trouble off the tea" , So Bayer began to soften up his tee shots in favor of accuracy and proof of the smartness of his decision was that last year I he jumped his tournament winnings from $19,000 the previous year to $30,521. "I have to watdi myself carefully to keep from blasting at the ball," says the 250-pound Bayer. "You get up on the tee and you hear somebody say 'let out the shaft' and it plants a subconscious thought in your mind. If I'm not careful then I'll let it fly and probably wind up in the middle of a jungle or on somebody's real estate development across the street." The articulate and genial giant is justly proud of his ability to [propel the ball prodigious distances, such as the measured 420-yard shot he struck at Las Vegas in 1953. the year before he turned pro. Some have said of late that Jack Nicklaus can hit with him but big George offers smiling rebuttal. "I played with Jack at Houston and on a par five hole for the first time I unleashed it with him. We both hit it real good and I was 50 yards ahead of him. Somebody will come along sometime who will drive it farther than I can but they haven't yet" It was no boast but merely a simple statement of fact For, aside from all-out driving exhibitions which he was curtailed greatly since "arriving" among the top threats in any tournament. Big George is even more proud of his short game. It is that, he insists, as well as learning to "control my temper and anxiety" which has made him a consistent money winner. "I'd like; to win more tourna ments," says the former Canadian Open kmg who hasn't won a title since the 1960 St. Petersburg Open," but in the meantime I might as well put somethmg fa the bank each week." His short game has done that. As of the Thimderbird tournament, George has played 11 rounds without a single three-put green, longest such skein in the tour. "Then in one round I had four three-putt greens," he chuckled, "And still shot a 69. I can't kick about my playing for I've played well enough to win a lot of tournaments but didn't "At Indianapolis 1 was two shots back gomg into the last round, shot a 63 and tied for second. At Portland I was 19 imder par but Nicklaus beat me a shot. Fortunes of war, I guess." Big George will give it all he's got today on those three drives he gets in defense of his two- time drivmg title against the hitters in the PGA field. But his big aim is the championship proper, whch starts Thursday. "My chances are pretty good," he said. "A Jot of them who get off the fairway just a little here won't be able to get it out of that lough rough. I can." From the way his putter looked like a toothpick in ttose ham like hands, you can believe him.
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