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Monday, May 16, 1966
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; "r 7 " ' - f v v - i " t v v ' - t- "7 v The Scoreboard - 4 Koufax Recalls His Wild Start At Forbes Field ; By LESTER J. BIEDERMAN, Sports Editor Sandy Koufax has made exactly 281 starts - for the Dodgers during his National League career and he made the first one right here at Forbes " Field, when he was a 19-year-old bonus ($15,000) , , baby. The date was July 6, 1955 and Vernon Law opposed him. "About the only thing I remember of that game was hat I was wjld," Koufax laughed. "I think one of the regular pitchers was hurt and Walter Alston told me I was starting when we reached the clubhouse, i "I was nervous, probably more scared than nervous." Koufax was right when he said he probably was wild. He walked six In the first four innings but the Pirates didn't score. ' In the fifth Inning he gave two singles, then walked two, forcing In a run. Ed Roebuck relieved and got the , Dodgers then of Erooklyn out of the Inning. . f ' In four and ft Innings, Koufax gave one run, tliree hits, struck out four and walked eight. "I remember I could throw hard then but had no idea where the ball was going," Koufax added. "I had a curve, "too, but seldom could get it over. , "Gosh, that seems like a Jong time ago." 'Sign Or E7se' Edict Costly Needle It sure is a long time ago. Koufax's salary then was the $G000 minimum. Today it's $132,000 and the odd figure (32) happens to match his uniform number. A very nice coincidence. Incidentally, Don Drysdale, who with Koufax formed baseball's most noted holdout team this spring, wears I uniform No. 53. But he signed for a mere $110,000. Koufax and Drysdale talk freely about the reasons for their holdout. "I know what we were fighting for is right," Koufax explained. "But If wc knew what was going to happen, i maybe we wouldn't do It aguln. . "We did' this because nobody wants to be told 'sign this or else.' Actually, a player never negotiates. He's l given the club's terms and usually that's it. m ' ' w x r 4 n-- i 'v ti.A'' tr f SANDY KOUFAX . . . gets things across now. "It was our own idea, nobody else. We've talked it over for several years and felt this was the right time. I couldn't have held out alone. It had to be this way; this was the effective way to handle it." Apparently the players knew what they were doing, realized their value to the Dodgers and what they mean as gate attractions. They got what they wanted. "We were determined to go through with this," Drysdale said at Forbes Field yesterday. "It was a case of sign us both or you don't sign either one. "Our attorney Bill Hayes told us baseball contracts are ton one sided anyhow. All In favor of the team and no protection for the players. Hayes predicted every move Buzy Bavai of the Dodgers made during the holdout. "Hayes is Koi fax's attorney and I hired him also because my attorney was handling a case for Walter O'Malley, who owns the Dodgers." Drysdale said he and Koufax had contracts and work lined up so they would make more than they did from baseball In 19(i. "Maybe we wouldn't have made as much the next year but we mic;ht have made contacts to help us In the future," Drysdale added. "We have only a few more years left In baseball, anyhow." "Actually, Sandy and I weren't the first players to hold out as a team. I think Walker and Mort Cooper did it with the Cardinals years ago." Mays Taos Cue, Helps Giants Behind the headlines: Willie Mays twisted his ankle beating out an infield hit in the third Inning of the Giant-Mcts game Friday night and was about to go into the clubhouse for the night when the Mets led, 4 0. While Mays was teking treatment for the ankle, he heard the Giants scored three runs and decided to return to the bench. Mays hit the home ru:. in the eighth inning that tied it 4-4 and sent the game into the 17th inning. But wait: When Mays went to the clubhouse, Jim Davenport was lying on the rubbing table. He didn't feel well, upset stomach. Mays told Davenport that Hermrn Franks wanted to know if he could pinch-hit. He did, hitting a single in the seventh inning. He remained in the game and hit the home run in the 17th inning that gave the Giants the victory. Braves Appeal Date Moved Up By Court MADISON, Wis., May 16 UPI) - The State Supreme Court today agreed to a stepped up timetable for hearing an appeal of the verdict which ordered the Braves back from Atlanta unless Milwaukee got a National League expansion team in 1967. , ' ' The Braves, the league and its nine other teams the defendants in Wisconsin's unprecedented antitrust suit were given until May 27 to file written arguments with the high court on the appeal. The state was given until June 8 to respond. Oral arguments will be heard by the high court June 0. A meeting was planned for today with Circuit Judge ''';'.i. . ' v? ' 4 -v tt . ' . i Elmer Roller in Milwaukee to take Up a stay of his order which accompanied the verdict that baseball was guilty of violating Wisconsin antitrust law. Just last Friday, Roller refused to grant a stay. The defendants had been given until today to file a 1967 expansion plan Including Milwaukee with Roller. If such a plan wasn't forthcoming, the Braves were ordered back to Milwaukee by Wednesday, according to the verdict. Wo 9 DANCINC BALLET at first base is Bob Bailey (7) as Dodgers' Wes Parker leaps to take high throw from Shortstop Maury Wills. Umpire is Mel Steiner. Dodgers defeated Pirates, 3-1. Tigers Now Real Tigers Detroit Trails Tribe By 3 Games United Press International Charlie Dressen has a tiger In the tank and the American League has one by the tail. While Cleveland and Baltimore have been battling for the junior circuit lead, the Tigers made their way from fifth place on May 4 to third today, just three games behind the Indians and only one back of the Orioles. "We're a bunch of real Tigers now," pressen exclaimed after his club had shaded Chicago, 8-6, yesterday. The Tigers won four games and dropped only one last week and Dressen contends that Detroit would be in first place today If two games against Cleveland weren't rained out. Al Kaline, boasting a .31.1 butting average, U Detroit's only representative in the top 10 but nevertheless the Tigers are No. 1 in team hitting with a .250 mark. Dressen, who didn't join the club until Memorial Day last year because of a heart attack, has propelled the Tigers to their best start since 1961. Larry Sherry, the hero of the 1939 World Series as the relief specialist for the Dodgers, made his 10th appearance this season for Detroit. The 30-year-old fireman pitched no-hit ball during his 22i inning stint and earned his second victory without a ! setback. Sherry rontrlbutetl with his bnt as well as his arm. After blowing leads of 30 and 6-1, the Tigers broke a 6-6 tie in the seventh on a walk to Don Demeter, Bill F r e e h a n ' s double and Sherry's run-scoring- single. The final run came across when Bill Skowron threw past first base trying to trap Sherry. Elsewhere in the AL, Cleveland shaded Baltimore, 2-1. in the nightcap after losing. 1-0, in the 13-inning opener; Minnesota whipped Washington, 6-2; New York swept a pair from Kansas City. 5-2 and 3-1, and California nipped Boston, 5-4, in the first game before dropping the nightcap, 6-3. Lee Stange continued his mastery over Baltimore, winning his 11th game in 13 decisions against the Orioles while allowing eight hits in the second game. Three Baltimore pitchers combined to hand the Indians their first shutout of the campaign in the first game. John Miller started and went eight frames, giving up four hits, Stu Miller hurled three innings allowing two hits and Eddie Watt tossed two-hit hall the final two innings. Brooks Robinson's single in the 13th scored Russ Snyder with the only run of the game. Jim Terry hurled a five-hitter, struck out five and collected two singles In winning his first game for the Twins. Perry also batted in a run during Minnesota's three-run uprising in the fourth Inning. After three straight, losses In the junior circuit, Bob Friend, traded from Pittsburgh to New York during the off-season, won his first game for his new teammates in the nightcap. Friend was touched for six hits in 6 innings and gave way to Pedro Ramos after a 32-minute delay because of rain. The Yr 'n scored two unearned ru in the first inning on a sir : by Roy White and a two-base error by Wayne 1 Causey. Mote Everyone's Laughing With Mets, At Last Perennial Doormats Take Wrath Out Again On League-Leading Giants, 6-1 United Press International The Mets have come of age. , Baseball's most loyal fans have been promised "an improved team" each year for the past four seasons and now, lo and behold, tha fumbling, bumbling, lovable Mots are May 16, 1966 35 The Majors Monday, May 16, 1966 National League W L Pet. San Francisco 22 9 .710 Houston 18 12 .600 Los Angeles .17 14 .543 Pittsburgh ...15 13 .536 Philadelphia .13 13 .500 New York ...11 12 .478 Atlanta 15 18 .455 St. Louis ....12 15 .444 Cincinnati ...12 15 .444 GB 5 5', 6tt 7 8 8 8 Chicago 6 20 .231 13',i YESTERDAY Los Angeles 3. . .Pittsburgh 1 New York 6. .San Francisco 1 Philadelphia 5 Houston 2 Cincinnati 9 Chicago 2 St. Louis 5. . , , Atlanta 3 TODAY Na gome scheduled. TOMORROW Atlanta at Pittiburoh, p. m. Houston at Cnicago. San Francisco ot Los AnoelM, nioht. Cincinnati ot New York, nioht. Si. Louis at Pnilodclohia, night. American League W I. Pet. GB 2 3 Cleveland , Baltimore Detroit . . , California 18 6 .750 17 9 .654 16 10 .615 17 12 .5S6 Chicago 14 11 Minnesota ... 12 11 .5G0 .522 4!i 5,i Washington.. 10 16 .385 9 New York . . 10 18 .357 10 Kansas City.. 9 18 .333 10 Vi Boston 8 20 .2S6 12 YESTERDAY Baltimore 1 Cleveland 0 Cleveland 2 Baltimore 1 New York 5. .. .Kansas City 2 New Y'ork 3. . . . Kansas City 1 California 5 Boston 4 I flfiwtnn R 'atifai-niu 1 Minnesota 6 ...Washington 2 Detroit 8 Chicago 6 13 innings. TODAY Washington ot Minnesota - Ortega (2-1) vs. Pascual (5-H. Onlv game scheduled. TOMORROW New York at Detroit, nlaht. California ot Kansas Citv, nioht. Washington ot Cleveland, mghi. Chicago ot Minnesota, nioht. Boston at Baltimore, nlaht. City's NHL Club Fills GM Post Owners of the new Pittsburgh franchise in tlie National Hockey League today will take their first step toward building a team. Jack Riley, president of tlie American Hockey League, is expected to be named the club's general manager at a press conference In tlie Penn-Sheraton Hotel. The conference was called by Jack McGregor, the Hockey Club of Pittsburgh president. Riley, 46, apparently has resigned as head of the AHL and is ready to move into his new job. lie was completing the second year of a three-year contract. Pittsburgh is one of six cities which will begin playing in the National League at the start of the 10G7 season. Agpnn Hun oi . showing they're not , to be laughed at., Off to the best start In their five-year history, the Mets welcomed the league leading Giants into Shea Stadium for a weekend series last Friday and went on to take two out of three, snapping a 12-game win streak in the process. Saturday, Jack Fisher handed the Giants their first setback in two weeks and received credit for las first victory since last August. Yesterday, it was KiMikie Hob Gardner who handcuffed San Francisco on four hits and picked up a 6-1 triumph. The Mets moved into sixth place over the weekend, a neighborhood never before occupied as late as mid-May. They also advanced to within one victory of .500 and the never-never land of the first division. Ron Hunt, New York's talented second baseman and the league's fifth leading batter at .321, collected three hits for the second consecutive day and Johnny Stephenson contributed a double and a triple. Gardner, a 21 year-old lefthander, recorded his sec-ond win in as many decisions and fired his second four-hitter. The Mets routed previously unbeaten Gay-lord Perry, now 51. A turnout of 55,226 packed Shea, bringing the three-day total to an astounding 144,564, more than at least two other National League clubs have been able to lure into their home parks all season long. In other National League games, Philadelphia topped Houston, 5-2; Cincinnati bombed Chicago, 9-2; Los Angeles edged Pittsburgh, 3-1, and St. Louis stopped Atlanta, 5-3. Larry Jackson gained his first victory as a Phillie but he needed relief help from Jim Bunning, who was working out of the bullpen for the first time in two years. Harvey Kuenn, like Jackson an ex-Cub, was the batting hero, scoring the tying run and ! driving in the lead run with a seventh inning single. Deron Johnson, Don Pavle-tich and Art Shamsky homered for Cincinnati as Milt Pappas won his third straight game after suffering two losses at the start of the season. Pete Rose helped the Red cause with three hits, including a three-run double off Cub loser Ken Holtzman in the fourth. Lou Brock and Tim Mc-Carver had five hits between them as St. Louis handed Tony Cloningor, a 24-game winner last season, his fourth loss of the campaign against two wins. Seagren Ups Pole Vault Mark FRESNO, Calif., May 16 (LTD Bob Seagren of Glen-j dale (Calif.) Junior College I set a world record in the pole i vault here last Saturday night when he sailed 17 feet, 5a inches at the West Coast Re lays. That broke Fred Hansen's record of 17-4. League Picks Czar WHEELING, W. Va., May 16 -- Athletic directors of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference organized here yesterday and elected Wilford Squib Wilson of Fairmont president. Little Maury 'Turns It On' In 3-1 Victory Speedster's Base Running, Timely Hitting Unbeatable Maury Wills may be one of tlie smallest players in the majors but to the Pirates he's one of the mightiest. The Dodger captain and shortstop "turned it on" again yesterday at Forbes Field and he ran and batted his teammates to a 31 victory over the Pirates. Every little thing Wills does upsets somebody. It's usually the pitcher or the catcher or even an ini'ielder or an outfielder. Wills bunted and went all the way to second on an pr. ror leuding off h fifth inning and eventually scored the run that would have won. He came up in the ninth inning after Lou Johnson beat out a bunt and the Pirate outfielders played him shallow. He promptly drove a triple I over Roberto Clemcnte's head I in right for the big insurance run. ' Vern Law watched Wills from the press box and marveled at the little fclllow who commands a $75,000 salary from the Dodgers. "He can beat you so many ways," Law said by way of a compliment. "How valuable is he? He's invaluable. He isn't the fastest man but he knows how to use his speed better than anybody I've seen. "He worries a pitcher when he's at bat. And when ho gets on base, he worries the catcher and the infield-ers. If you want to beat the Dodgers, you simply must keep Wills off the bases." John Roseboro, who had three hits off Don Cardwell, tripled to right-center to score Wes Parker in the fourth inning and Wills put on his show in the fifth. Donn Clendenon missed Cardwell's throw on Wills' bunt and he was on second base. Wills had Cardwell so flustered the Pirate pitcher balked him to third and Willie Davis lined a single to right to score him. "Wills represents half the Dodger attack," Jerry Lynch pointed out. "When he gets on base, the Dodgers have a chance of winning." Lynch had something to do with the Dodgers lifting Don Sutton, the 21-year-old rookie righthander. The Pirates scored on him in the sixth inning on Matty Alou's bunt, a hit batsman, an out and Jim Pagliaroni's sacrifice fly. With ' two outs and one aboard in the seventh, Lynch batted for Cardwell and lined out to right field. "Lynch's liner helped me make up my mind," Walter Alston laughed. "I thought Sutton's pitches were coming in high, a sign he might be tiring, and the kid agreed." The Dodgers brought in Phil Regan and he got Cle-mente on a double play in the eighth. Gene Alley tripled over Ron Fairly's head with one gone in the ninth and with a fine turnout of 16,205 yelling for a rally, Regan fanned Clendenon and got Bill Maze-roski on a pop-up, LES(S) SAID: Pirates play In Columbus tonight . . . Braves worked out at Forbes Field today . . . Bucs went down to fourth place yesterday. They've scored only eight 7,000 MILES on ORDINARY PREMIUM GASOLINE M look at these deposits! You probably have, valves like these in your car right now! P NT FANCY FOOTWORK was the vogue at Forbes Field yesterday as Manny Mota (on ground) is out at second (top photo). Leaping over Mota is John Kennedy, Dodger second baseman. In back is Maury Wills In bottom picture, Shortstop Gene Alley steps over Ron Fairly while collaring difficult toss. Dodgers edged Pirates, 3-1. !!p!M Jiilill -. ':VS:i:-i 'ii i:-W.iv-. : :.! .iiv. . .:.,:'.(:,'.;.; :j -:, sr;Mv:fAvy:;.;.. 4- .! ,iS-!aT, runs in the last six games and just 14 runs in eight games. Willie Stargcll injured his bock taking extra batting practice early yesterday . . . Al McBean was 28 yesterday . . . Clendenon blew an easy double play when lie caught John Kennedy's liner and had Roseboro doubled off D. DiMaggio Group May Buy Red Sox BOSTON, May 16 (LTD A syndicate headed by Dom DiMaggio is attempting to raise $8 million in an effort to purchase the Red Sox, the Boston Globe said today. The Globe said the syndicate has already raised about $4 million. DiMaggio, former Red Sox I centerfielder and brother of ex-Yankee great Joe DiMaggio, is now president of American Latex Corp. of Lawrence. He is also one of the 10 owners of the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. Owner Tom Yawkey has indicated he would consider selling the team if he gets the right offer from the right group. Sports On The Air Radio TUESDAY ! Pirates vs. Braves at Forbes Field, 8:15 p. m.-KDKA. GASOLINE ALONE MADE THIS DIFFERENCE IN VALVE CLEANLINESS! (Jnretouched photos. In special en gine test, both intake valves were run 7,000 miles in the same engine. Both were clean at the start 'tie CSS mlFilHMUUHM jJ i J s second by 30 feet but threw the ball over Alley's head. Alley was 16-0 when he tripled in the ninth . . , Wills led off four innings . . . Wills tried to steal second after beating out a high bouncer in the first inning but Jim Pagliaro-ni threw him out . . . Some Cincinnati players accused Sutton of throwing spitters but the youngster was shocked. "I can't expect t6 learn everything my first year in the majors," he replied. By Lester J. Biederman. Pirate Box LOS ANGELES AS H Bl Wills, SS 5 GHIHm, 3b 5 W. Davis, cf i I Fairly, rt 3 rarxer, IB 4 Roseboro, C 4 Griffith. If 1 Johnson, If i Kennedv. 2b 1 Sutlon, d 3 Regan, p 1 Totals 33 PITTSBURGH Alou, cf ,.. 4 Moa, If 3 Clemente, rf 4 Pogliaronl, c 3 Alley, ss 4 Clendenon, lb 4 Mozeroski, 2b ........... 4 Bailev, 3b 3 Cardwell. p 2 Lynch, oh 1 Purkey, p , 0 Totals ....32 1 " Los Anqeles 0 0 0 1 1 0 I 0 1-' Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 (-' E-Clendenon 2, Gilliam. DP-Dodger 1. LOB-Dodaers 8, Pirates e. 3B-Roseboro, Wills, Alley. SB-Falrh. S Griffith, Kennedy. SF-Poglloronl. Sutlon W, 5-3) Regan Cardwell (L, 0-3) IP M R ER BH S 7 5 110 2 10 0 0 7 7 2 1? 2 2 110 Purkey HBP-By Sulton (Motai. By Cordw (Kennedy). Balk-Cardwell. T-2;2i. A 16.205. 1 Xv. AMwl! I k 7000 MILES NEW p BORON Compare! The New Boron's exclusive Valve Cleaner coat: valves to prevent deposit build-up ! (BORON

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