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The Pittsburgh Press Business, Industry Pages 8-10 SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, l ACTION 1 V MMW Listing Portside DHJU0SSHQ QvBhmh Togk NOVJ THAT Fund Games Crowd Jams Field House To Aid Children liU-y Vl PAGE 1 I vO- WlfQHiDDgfiI(iff iiUj ,2r it. iff hfw Ej u V . . It, A 1.K r . hm i ii NO J SENSE: IK S FOOL IN AROUND- Repeat. VINEGAR 8 END THEN THE THREE OUST ON THE THRESHOLD. OF STARDOM, HOUND .QQT THE GROUP FRED GREEN, UO GIBBON AH D nLVN JACKSON Bobby Shantz Signs His Pirate Contract Little Pitcher, Obtained From Senators, Second Southpaw To Accept Terms By LKSTER J. BIEDKKMAN Bobby 5-chaniz wasn't difficult to deal uiih as a new Firaie. Ccncral Mar.arr Joe nrown taikod with him on the phone, sent him one contract. Shantz liked it. signed and quii kly returned the docj- ment. . Thus the little left bander, who figures as either a spot starter or a relief ace for the world champions, becomes the second Pirate to sign for 1961. Vinegar Bend Mizell, also a souttipaw, was No. 1. ShanU was obtained by i Ihe Pirates from the new Washington Senators by whom he was purchased from the Yankees as the : American league expanded to 10 teams. The Pirates nave Up Pitcher , Bennie Daniels. Infielder Harry Bright and First Base- , man R. C. Stevens for him. j Shantz, who winters in Am- j bier, Pa., near Philadelphia, almost became the series hero ! but for the bad bounce of Bill ; Virdon's double-play grounder that struck Tony Kubck in the throat. It happened in the eighth Inning of the tinal game with the Yanks ahead. 71. a runner on first and none out. . When the ball struck Kubek, ruining a double play, Hie Pirates had two on and none out. Pick Groat followed with s single for one run and then Casey Stengel figured lie better bring in another pitcher. !Ial Smith hit his three-mn homer off Jim Coates, although two of these three runs were charged to ShanU. With the Yankees last year, Shantz appeared in 42 games in relief, posting a 5-1 record and a 2.78 earned run average. Although Brown has mailed out all contracts, the five Pirates who reside in PittsburghGroat, Roy Race, Bob Friend, Bill Mazeroski and Dick Stuart have been alerted not to pay attention to the figures written into the agreements. "I merely told them I had to write down something t0 Inside This Siciion Tage . 17 '. 3 . 8 10 Sports Section . . . Village Smithy .. Scoreboard - Great Outdoors . . , Business, Industry. BOBBY SH4NTZ HAS SIGNED ON THE DO TTED LINE THE Pirates open THE '6 SEASON with the BIGGEST LEFJ-HAMDED ALSO THREE OP THE SMALLEST PITCHERSIN THE LEAGUES- FACE, HA DDI AND SHANTZ. THE LATTER TWO, GREAT FIELDERS AND GOOD HITTERS V conform to baseball law and put down last year's salaries." Hrowrr explained. "I also wrote each man telling hi:n I expected to sit down personally and discuss salary. "The players living nut of , town receiveo contracts calling: .for the salary I feel i they deserve." i Brown has ordered 17 Pi- , rate farm hands to report to I spring training for advanced . ' work during the time the var- j sity is at Fort Myers, Fla., for . : conditioning purposes. Included in the 17 are Southpaw Don Gross, trying i , for a comeback after a sore I arm; Dick Gray, former Car- ! dinal inficldcr, and two other ; ! pitchers: Bill Knoch and Bob I Priddy of McKees Rocks. ! Priddy is 'a one-time infielder j who turned pitcher and posted a 92 record last year with Burlington, la. Oilier properts going lo Fort Myers arp Short stop Leonard Alley, Pitcher Stephen Blas, Pitcher John Kelley, I'itcher Outfielder John Massey, Catcher Don Leppert. Also Pitchers Al McBean, Claude Meinhard. Louis Mon- tagno. Bob Veale, Tom Ilaake and Larry Zuidmulder. And Catcher-Outfielder Jesus Mc-Farlane. A Walt Kiesling. assistant Stecler coach, was reported in serious condition at Divine ! Providence Hospital last night ! with an undisclosed ailment. Dr. David Huber, physician ! for the 57-year-old veteran of 34 years in pro football as 1 player and coach, said, how-I ever, Kiesling was "responding to treatment." Dr. Huber wovld net divulge the nature of Kiesling's illness. He was admitted to the hospital last night. A native of St. Paul. Minn., Kiesling was head coach of the Steelcrs on three separate occasions in 1939. again from 1910 through 1912, and finally from 1934 until the start of the 1957 campaign. I : Give Thrills To 5219 Fans O.'tcr ptc(urps on Toyci 3 and 7 1 By BOH J)KLM A capacity crowd of 5219 fans jammed the Pitt Field House last night for the Scoreboard Fund triple-header for Children's Hospital and was treated to some thrilling action. Carnegie Tech gave Duquesnc a scare and led i in the opening game until the final three minutes ! when the Dukes rallied to win, 84-76. j Next the Steelcrs whipped the Pirates, 23-20, : in an exhibition that provided some chuckles. j In the windup, Pitt started fast against West- minster, then faded and the Titans rolled to a J 76-51 triumph. jTvyman Bags Titan Defense 39 Points Halts Panthers j Durj'iesne, which bl?v n last-minute decision to Dayton Wednesday at the Field j House, almost didn't catch up I to Carney Tech on the same ', floor Ian night. While a crowd of 5210. latge.st of the sea .-on, was wa'ch;::7 the .S cote h o a r d Fund triple hender f"i" Cl;:i-di en s H'i.p;ta!. Carnegie Te-h led the Di ( r-pt the la-t b"fo:e b'i'Aing. kes for ;i hree rn: si TG. ex- It as a complete re-! versal of form from the last contest between the two teams, hen 1 1 -iiesne completely nut-I classed thp Tartans on the same floor to win, 87-fv5. The Dukes, who only a I week ago were battling St. Ronavemure, the nation's No. 2 ranlted team, to a faie thee-; wejl, couldn't cope with the slowed riowh pace of the Tartans, whose season icoid now teads 18. The Dukes are 8-3. Part of the trouble, ro doubt, was the absence of Boh Slobodnik, Duquesr.e's 6-9 center who is the key board man, Slobodnik suffered a : swollen ankle in last night's practice and didn't plav although he suited up and sat ' on the bench. It was one of Xed Tub man's better shooting nights tltat got the Dukes out of the woods. Twyman, who had only four points against Dayton and didn't ; play 1) minutes of the sec-ond half, scored 39 points. It was only five short of ; the school record of 41 made ! by Si Green in 1956 against ; Bowling Green. Twyman split his effort, getting 20 in the first half i and 19 in ihe second. Twy-! man's 20 in the first half was ; more than half the output of the Dukes, who trailed, 39-34, at Intermission. It was also Twyman who put the Dukes out front to stay and broke a (if) (3D tie. Mike Rice had stolen the baW-from Bill Sofia and missed a driving layup. Twyman, 1 railing the play, tapped in the rebound and was fouled on the play, converting it to put tlie Dukes ahead. Prior to that, Te--h had thwarted every Duquesnc chance but one. to take the lead. Sevcial times the Dukes pulled to within one point or tied but only once, also on a Twyman field goal with 7:32 left in the game, did Du-quesne lead and then only by a single point, 59-58. Tech assumed command early, hitting seven of its first 10 shots. Soffa and Fred Williams moved in the backcourt and Mike Flynn and Andy Komcr around the baskets to set up good shots and get a 22-16 lead. Twyman with 11. and C! de Arnold got all 16 of the Du-quesne points to stop Tech from getting too far in front. The Dukes kept whittling away at the Tartan lead and drew to within two points only to be outscored five to one just before the half. The Tartans increased their margin to nine at the outset of (he second li;df on .iumo shots by Koi'ier and WiHipms h?ore l)u-que.'ie started the hug road back. Twyman got them started but then Flynn came through w ith three straight field goals (Continued on Tage 2.) Westminster, which goes by the nickname of Titans, brought a shrunken version of the learn to play Pitt at the Field Hous5 last night. Before the night was over, the Little Titans had reduced Pitt to their sie. I'sirg a tight one defense to advantage. V, os'rriin' ter handed P.tt is f.rr-t ! s in the mm five games. 70-51. in the final e.'nie of. he Children's Hosp;'al triple-header before 5219 fans. While Pitt's shooting was poor, it was clue in a large measure (o the hustling de. fensivp maneuvers of es(. minster. The visitors harassed Pitt so (hat the Panthers were never alone with the ball and Pitt's hurried shots were off thp mark. ' The hustle rendered Pitt's advantage heipless and it was not an unusual sight to see the smaller Titans take thtee a "id sometimes four rebounds off the offensive board. Naturally, with the added advantage of getting extra shots. Westminster kept pouring it on the Pantheis, gaining confidence with each tick of tiie clock. Pitt, which is an erratic passing (cam even when it's going good, found most of its passes going to the opposition and Westminster made the most of the generosity. The Titans instituted a fat break in the second half to move to a commanding 32-32 lead and then slowed down the pace when Pitt started a full court press. The game reversed itself after the first ten minutes when it seemed as if the Panthers were in complete charge. Ben Jinks had opened tiie scoring with a short jump shot right after the tap to start things in motion. With Don Sieinlmrt and John Fridley controlling the rebounds, Pitt moved quickly to a H- lead and looked like it was going to have its own way. At this point, a 6-5 freshman from Zelienople, Lou Skurcenski, came in for the Titans and started to work the boards. With the help of Skurcenski, the Titans started to move and went from lfi-9 to a 16-10 tie on baskets by Ron Gel'oroath and live foul conversions. It was shortly thereafter that Westminster took charge of the game. The Titans scored 16 points while shutting out Pitt and took a 35-19 lead. Pitt managed to come hack to 37-2S at intermission, but the rest only re-clcuged the Westminster ha', 'cries. In the first 10 minutes of the second hflf. the Panthers scored only two field goals, one by Jinks and the other by Tom Maloney, as Westminster was in complete control. With Galbreath and Jack Steele (appropriately) steal-, ing the ball, the Titans went ; in for short layups and cither converted or were fouled. ! In five minutes, the Titans , had a 17-point lead and the ; Panthers were thoroughly confused. Pitt staged a short come- ' hack after (he 10-minute mark. Stcinbart getting four points. Jinks two and Howie Lnckhart six as Pitt drew to -ii. But that was the Panther's ! (Continued on Page 2.) ' if& -If AW 1 'i:A v A j J.- h- .; Knm ..' t-i-.. lift. - -v- .- ; ' SECTION OF CAPACITY Pitt Field House last night FOUR ALL-AMERICANS who took part in the Pirafes-Ste,e!ers exhibition between the Duquesne-Tech and Pitt-Westminster games at the Field House. Left to right Mike Ditka, football All - All-Americans. all of Pitt, and Dick American while at Duke University. fl ANOTHER CONTRIBUTION for Children's Hospital was a $1000 check from the Pirates for the James Patton Wyckoff Memorial Fund. )oe Brown, Pirates general manager, presented the check to Dick Croat before last night's action. Ohio State Nabs No. 12, 79-45 KVANSTOX. 111.. Jan. 1 1 i LTD All-Ameriran Jerry Lucas scored the first four Ohio State baskets and the unbeaten Buckeyes rolled to thir 12th straight victory 79-lo. over Northwestern. The win extended the Buckeyes' string to 17 games and was the second victory in rle-: fense of their Big Ten title. ; Lucas led all scorers 'A'ith 30. CROWD that jammed the is intent watching the ac- American Don Hennon and Croct, Pirate shortstop and a basketball All- '' I Sports On The Air Television TODAY Philadelphia at Svracusc (NBA). 2 p. m.-G. Sports Spectacular. Harlem Globetrotters vs. Washington Generals i basket ball'. 2:30 p. in. -9. 10. Pro Bowl i football). Los An gcles. 3:45 p. in. I?, 7, 11. MONDAY Jackpot Bowling, 10:30 p. m. -, 7. tion on the floor during the Scoreboard Fund basketball triple-header. Charley Hyatt, basketball Lawrence Keeps Title, No .1 Fan Gov. D;uid L. lamed his title sports fan in last ni-ht. lie was nne Lawrence leas the No. 1 Pennss 1 ania . of tiie 219 spec! a tors at the benefit has ke'hall ti iple-header dren's Hospital guests were with grandsons. for Chil-;m,l two him -his Kx Pirate Hon Kline subbed for ex-Pirate Jerry Lynch in the game with the Steelcrs. Lvnch got a call to be a blood nonor yesterday for a neighbor who has hemophilia. In the Pii.iti'Sti'fdi'r exhibition, (' h a r I e y llatt wore his old 1'itt number I'l. Nobody planned it that way lint H was Dim Hennon's number when Hennon played at Pitt a quarter of a century after Hyatt. When the game was oer Hyatt went to the microphone and told the crowd lie had two things to say: 'First, it's an honor to enme b.uk here and play in litis game and. scond. I'd like to publicly a--kiUAl.-"ige my debt to the former coaches and teammates who h.io helped mini past ycais." Tin dilTei bo s re v i cit h ( luhs re gioup-gh schoo most of s f om an.! icm ; (Continued on Tage I ) Pirates, 23-20 Jimmy Orr Stars; Hyatt Thrills Fans By KOV McHl Gir Charley Hyatt still has his touch, but so does Jimmj' Orr. In case you didn't know that Orr had a touch to begin with, he once went to Clem-son on a haskeiha!! scholarship. Later he switched to Georgia and football, thus be-corning available to the Steelcrs for their baskethall game with tiie Pirates last night at the Pitt Field House, part of the Children's Hospital benefit program ar ranged by Lester J. Bieder-man for the Scoreboard Fund. And Orr made every shot he took four out of four as the Steelcrs won, 23-20. Orr went hi with the Steelcrs behind and put them ahead right away, hitting first from outside and then from the corner. Bob Pur-key's long set shot gave the Pirates the lead once again, hut Orr drove in for a left, handed layup and then finished up with a jumper. Hyatt played the first three minutes for the Pirates and retired after Hipping in a two-hand set shot from the corner. 1930 st lc. Pitt's first All-American is holding his weight better than Pitt's last All American, Don Hi'iinoo, who played for They coidil fall in the line. Last night enough to ; points. Pick to his Most the Steelcrs. uv him next middle of the he was helpful ;o them seven Groat, living up Valuable Placr tag. got eight for the Pirates. In one respect it was the most unusual game of the season. There were live quarters-three minutes each. Fu-quesne's Ned Twyman and Carnegie Tech's Bill Soffa referred and after one timeout. Twyman said. ' Who had the ball'.'" Tw v man wa; it to a vote inembei ed. sim Lin u iliing to put but Soffa re- !,!!-. v ..Uiiieu De Paul Wins 'Unbeatens' Duel .'HICAt P in! r.t lO. Jan 1 Its i It H'PH-g streak hen it 11 -,i:ne !! cl Loi-s-a llle. of uiibeaten 7S-70 i;i a basketball decision snapped L 13 game streak. 'MM

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