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Chicago White Sox Could'Go All the Way' (Editors note: This Is the nth I In a scries on the 1955 prospects of the major league clubs). By LEO II. PETERSEN United Press Sports Editor TAMPA, Fla. (UP) Marty Marion, although admitting there "a few if's here and there," 'thinks his Chicago White Sox could 'gr all the way. He bases Hint opinion on the that he acquired a stronger bench and more hitting power "without giving up anyone we needed." But most baseball men feel that unless he comes up with at least a hard-hitting left- handed outfielder, the White Sox won't have power enough to win the American League pennant.
Marlon points to Ihe addition of th-ee men as grounds for thinking his club will have more power. They are big Walt Dropo, the first baseman obtained from the Tigers; catcher Clint Courtney, acquired from the Orioles, and outfielder Bob Nieman, who also came from the Tigers. Dropo will have to hit or lose his first base job to the veteran Phil Cavarrctta or lion Jackson, the bonus baby who hit .280 last season. Nellie Fox and Chico Carrasqucl are fixtures at second and short, and George Kcll will win the third base job if he recovers from the injuries which sidelined him the end of last season. Bill Serena, purchased from the Cubs, will take over third if Kell can't make it, with Jim Brideweser sure of an infield utility job, Rookies Stan Jok and Joe Kirrene, who hit .343 at Colorado Springs last season, are other infield candidates.
As his big five of the pitching staff, Marion has southpaws Billy Pierce (9-10), and Jack Harshmnn (14-8), and right-handers Virgil Trucks Sandy Consueyra (16-3) and Bob Keegan (16-9). Harry Dorish (G-4) will be. the No. 1 fireman with Bob Chakales, 5-7 with Baltimore last season, and Uie veteran Al Brazie, who won five and lost four with the Cardinals, also ticketed for bullpen duly. Anrfther possible starter is Ted Gray, a Tiger castoff who won only three while losing five for Detroit last season.
Dick Donovan, an IB- game winner with Atlanta; Mike Fornieles, back for another try after winning- seven at Charleston in 1954; Connie Johnson, who' won 17 at Toronto, and holdover Morrle Martin (7-8), are other possibilities. Sherman Lollar and Courtney will share the catching, with Lollar the No. 1 man. Marion, however, may platoon nis catchers with Lollar hitting against southpaws and Courtney taking over against right- handers. In the outfield it will be Minnie Minoso in left, Johnny Groin in center and Jim Rivera in right.
If Bob Nieman regains his batting eye he will see plenty of action although he is no. up to the other three regulars defensively. The veterans Willard Marshall and Lloyd Merriman, obtained from the Cincinnati Redlegs, probably will win the other outfield reserve spots. Marion, however, still is hopeful that the club swing a deal bringing him a left-handed hitting outfielder. Rivera', Marshall and Merriman are southpaw slingers, but lack power.
NCAA Officials See Promise Of "Most Outstanding Event" Three of the nation's foremost "Intercollegiate boxing authorities agreed yesterday that the forth- Jcoming National Collegiate tournament promises to be "the most event of its kind ever staged." Speaking al the regular Monday Quarterback meeting of the Bengal Gridiron club ivere Holt, Idaho Slate college "Crip" Toomey, Cal Aggie mentor and chairman of the box- ing rules committee; and Eddie of Catholic University and a rules committee member. Sixty-two entrants are matched for the three-day show, with 11 bouts planned for Thursday afternoon in the ISC gym and 15 more that evening. Eighteen semi-final bouts are slated for Friday nighl with nine championship battles set for Saturday, "There are very few soft spot; this time," Holt said, "and I ex pect the tournament to product Extra Activities Crowd Schedule College of Idaho Dismisses Yokes CALDWELL (UP)-- Dismissal of Sam Yokes as director of athletics and head football and basketball coach at the College of Idaho was announced by Dr. Tom Shearer, president, Saturday. Shearer seid In a statement the dismissal resulted from "the necessity at keeping the athletic activity In proper perspective with relation to the other departments of the college." The coach emphasized that he had been fired and that he had not resigned.
"The administration evidently does not approve of my philosophy of winning," Vokes said. "I cannot give up this philosophy that winning within the rules and the spirit cf the game Is Important." A crowded series of "extra-curricular" activities in connection with the NCAA boxing tournament will begin tomorrow evening when the Pocalello Chamber of Commerce plays host to all visiting boxers, coaches, and officials at a "hospitality dinner" in Hotel Bannock. Local fans will buy tickets admitting themselves and one guest, chairman Jim Schoonovcr said. The affair will get under way with a social hour at 6 p.m. Weighing-in and last-minute details will be taken care of Thurs.
day morning before the first bouts that afternoon. Friday morning will see the annual meeting of the NCAA Boxing Coaches Association under the direction of President Dubby Holt of ISC. The coaches will review the intercollegiate situation and make recommendations to the rules committee for changes or modifications. The group also will elect new of- 'icers, with first vice-president Frank Cronin of. Maryland ascend- ng to the president's post.
Julie Vlcncndcz of San Jose State will move up to the first vice-president's post. Roy Chlsholm of Minnesota will remain In the secretary-treasurer's position. A special gel-together -for vlsl- will be Saturday afternoon at 0. R. Baum's ranch south of Pocatello.
The annual "post-mortem" will the finals that evening. some of the best matches we'v ever had." Toomey backed up Ihe stale ment, noting that the quality competitors is the best he has see since he helped to initiate the tout nament for the first time al Sac ramenlo In 1937. LnFond gave Ihe Quarterback) addilional insighl on some of tin outstanding boxers from the East ern section of the country. He agreed that the calibre competition is at a new high, witl several top-notch eastern teams in eluding Maryland, Virginia, anc Syracuse. He especially praised Anthony DIBiase of Virginia as an out standing candidate for nationa lonors in the 150-pound bracket DIBiase, will meet ISC's Har old Machigashlra in a Thursday afternoon bout, is nn Eastern In ercoilegiate champ and a formei standout Golden Gloves performer Bannocks Start Training Drills With 'Homeruns' Two Pocalello Bannocks whaled 'homeruns" yesterday at Healds burg, California, as Ihe Tribe open 3d spring training with a spiriled balling praclice session.
Manager-Frank Lucches! (old (he ournal Ihat rookie catcher Ton Cnnnlzzo and I I 1 ri Bobby Vlaurer hit balls over the fence. He said "spirit of players is jreat. I expect to have a hustling nmch of ballplayers." Twelve tenm members In add! to Lucchcsl are drilling at the coast site, with further help ex icclcd to be forthcoming within week, the skipper said. The Ban nocks will play their first practio gnme this week end. SPECIAL CARLOAD SALE Only by carload purchasing cm we offer you these premium tires at this low--once-in-a-lifetime--price! FISK Nylon Safti-Flight The rncmcnt you pirt this new Nylon- cord Fisk beneath you, you have up to stronger protective power against blowout-cnusing impacts.
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Choken Maekawa of Michigan State, entering his first national tournament, is unbeaten with five straight victories as of last week may be the top threat of Naya's title. He is fast and rangy and showed his punching power here last year by decking Idaho State's'Vic Kobe en route to an easy decision in a dual meet. Syracuse has a fine entrant in Frank Guclli, also making his first national bid. Guelll unbeaten before losing a split decision to Gary Garbcr of Maryland for the Eastern championship. His record for the season stands at 4 wins, 1 loss, and two draws.
Bobby Freeman, last year'i run- ncrup, returns for a second crack at the title sporting a 6-0 record as of last week. He mny play it Boise Cuts Three At Training Ca'mp ONTARIO, Calif. (UP) The class Pioneer league's Boise Braves went into their third day of spring training Monday with five players already cut from Ihe 33- man squad that reported over the weekend. Among those handed their releases was the veteran Lou Vilous, who played with Boise three seasons ago and who starred in the Pioneer League in past years. The Braves opened a 15-game exhibition schedule today, with the University of Southern California Trojans their first opponent.
big part In plans for a Louisiana Slate university team championship. Western challengers are Eddie Olson of Washington State, who copped the Pacific Coast championship last week, and Kim Kanaya of San Jose Slate who was runnerup. Naya, who boasts a 3-0 record of his own, will tangle with Olson in the first match of Thursday evening's quarterfinal round. The winner of that bout will advance to the semi-finals against Kanaya, who drew a first-round bye. In the other bracket, Maekawa and Guclli will meet in the quarterfinals with the winner lo go into the semi-finals against Freeman.
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It was reported Monday by Edgar Munzol in a dispatch to the Chicago Sun-Times. Muhzel said first baseman Eddie Robinson, catcher Charley Silvera and pitcher Art Schallock were among Hie Yankees to be traded. But at the Florida training camps, both Personnel Director Ray Kennedy of the A's and Gen- Lombardo to Fight Sugar Ray Tonight CINCINNATI, Ohio (UP)--Johnny Lombardo will use a crowding strategy once he finally gets Sugar Ray Robinson into the ring at Cincinnati Garden tonight. Lombardo, 25, of Mount Carmel decided on the attack after watching Ralph (Tiger) crowd Robinson into defeat recently. The Pennsylvanian, with 32 wins, 12 losses and two draws, ended Monday with only light calisthenics to keep loose for the bout, as did Robinson who coasted after three days of rigorous training at the Ezzard Charles gym.
eral Manager George Weiss of New York denied the reported deal. And in Kansas City, A's Business Manager Parke Carroll said he knows "nothing about any deal to be consummated with the New York Yankees." Munzcl said the alleged deal might touch off a charge of "syndicate baseball" and "the resultant explosion could rock baseball to the foundations." The affairs of the two clubs have been so "closely intertwined that the A's not only look like a Yankee affiliate, but many contend that they actually are," he He noted that Carroll, Kennedy and Bill MacPhail, promotion director of the Athletics, are former Yankee employees. He added that A's owner Arnold Johnson recently sold the Yankee Stadium to John W. Cox, Chicago, who is a "long- 1 time friend and associate of Johnson's." The Stadium deal, Munzel said, was referred to as a "dummy deal" in the opinion of "most baseball men." He said the announcement of the trade is being withheld to "make it look as if the A's actually gave the other clubs in the league a chance to get the star hurler." Sun Valley Gets Snow Light snow yesterday made for fine skiing today at Sun Valley. Depths now are Baldy 48 inches, Roundhouse 37, and Dollar 19.
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