Independent from Long Beach, California on March 10, 1966 · Page 38
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Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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I HIS TIME HE 'MEANS YT Longden to Retire...Again O CD ^Y Grandpa Johnny Longden $*(! announced Wednesday for ; V" the .third --.or was it 13th ':£·'.. --T.''(me that he is retiring ty'??- from But the 59-year-old jock- -"*'·-'"'*'.. more', winners than anyone ·i. else in turf history said he ·£ will take his final mount . Saturday at Santa Anita in t h e - $125,000 - guaranteed l "§J£«8i i' San -Juan Capislrano Handi- VcSii$£' Ci 'P- . fjSVw??'^ Appropriately, Longdcn's iV ' -T v horseiwill be Canadian-bred ir, \v ·'. George Royal, the .5-year-, old.whom Johnny, an adopted son -of Canada, rode to victory in this same stakes last year. · .. · Longden has more than . ;.. f ; v · enough victories to remein- iVjVi)"' ter ~ 6 i° 3 °. ° be exact. r^-. ! -Jjv.j- Included were wins in the DAVE LEWIS Sports Editor' Triple-Crown o n C o u n t Fleet in 1943. Longden, born in England but reared in Canada, indicated he wil s t a y in the game and said a prominent Eastern s t a b l e , now in Florida, has contacted him concerning a position as trainer. lie would not divulge the name of the s t a b l e but training has been almost as much a part of Johnny's career in recent years as riding. His two sons, Vance and Eric, are trainers and naturally papa John has been a counselling influence f o r many years. The old man is out on the track working horses soon after dawn almost every morning. Several times a millionaire, a subject John is reticent to discuss, he lias held Independent Lon» Beach, Calif., Thun., Msr. 10. 1 SECTION C--Page C-l or, over the years because "this is my life and I enjoy it." In recent months, however, Longden has admitted to muscle tensions in liis back. There have been many milestones in the Longden story. There was international fame when in 1956 he rode bis -1,871st winner, breaking the record held by S i r Gordon Richards of England. The brilliant record started on a bush track at Salt Lake City in 1927 when Longden scored his first riding triumph on a horse named Hugo K. Asher. Indestructible, L o n g d e n lias survived innumerable mishaps. He has broken both arms, both colarbones, both legs, one five times, both feet, his back a n d most of his ribs. American League - Still Second Best By STEVE SNIDER Pinch Hitting for Dave Lewis :,^- NEW YORK (UPI) -- American League fact -··'£'isheet, spring edition: a. · The oddsmakers like the Baltimore Orioles but that doesn't worry the Minnesota Twins. . . . The Twins have been No. 1 in the league since July 5 .- ' v an,'d won it by seven games. ^'Orioles rated as 3-1 favorites in the early line largely on'ia trade that brought 'em slugger Frank Robinson from Cincinnati. . . . That's a big burden to put on a guy mov- ' .'ing to a new league. . . . Frank couldn't stave off Cincy "^collapses in the last days of the last two NL campaigns. ' °' " Twins,' second choice at 4-1, were first in batting, '^I.qst.'in fielding, third in pitching, best in doubleheadcrs 'and best at night in '65. Jim Grant (21-7) was one of only two 20-game win- efs'in the league, Tony Oliva won the bat title for the second year,' shortstO|i Zoilo .Versalles won the most valuable player award in a shoo-in. · ' ; ' League has been running second to the Nationals in r-^Jvist; about every category including attendance in recent :-. vi'years but has plenty of bright young stars. . . . Versalles ' is' 25, home run king Tony Conigliaro of Boston is 21, top rookie Curt Blefary of Baltimore is 22 and Cleveland pitching ace Sam McDowell is 23. * * * McDOWELL LED the league with an earned run average of 2.18 and 325 strikeouts on a 17-11 record. New managers are Eddie Stanky at Chicago, replacing the retired Al Lopez, and Aivin Dark at Kansas City. . . . Dark .is the 10th manager in Kansas City's 12 years in the league. . . . The old' Athletics had only three in 54 years at Philadelphia. New York Yankees, sixth last year, face a long climb back to the top. ... Or do they? .. .Last time the Bombers finished in the second division (seventh in '25), they came back to win three flags in a row. . . Club hasn't flopped in two straight laces since being shut out in three from 1944-46. ';0liva, Minnesota's bat champ, wound up at .321 but he hit .400 or better in three cities--.452 at Boston, .400 even in Washington and Baltimore. WOODY HELD, now with Baltimore, batted only .247 with Washington so you can't blame rival pitchers for not getting too chummy with him this spring. . . . Woody was the no-hit "spoiler" twice last season, getting the only hit off I.uis Tiant of Cleveland June 20 and the only one off Juan Pizarro of Chicago Aug. II. All-time league standings can get a shakeup this year. . . . Boston leads Chicago 694-693, Detroit leads Cleveland 698-693, Boston leads Detroit 697-695. Boston, instead of Detroit, was the "homer heaven" last season, 182 going for the distance at Fenway. . . . Only 71 were hit at Chavez Ravine, then the home of the California Angels. Chuck Dressen of Detroit thinks the Tigers have both the pitching and the hitting to win. . . . White Sox hopeful of a comeback by pitcher Gary Peters, Yankees for comebacks fay Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Elston "Hdward. ; ; Forecast: lighter pennant race, increased attendance '. but still the No. 2 league for some time to come. , ..'/?;'' TED WILLIAMS was pleasantly surprised Wednes- · day to hear that he will have company when he is in'. ducted into Baseball's Kail of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., Lip Tabs Broglio to Start Altmaii Is Givfln Left Field Post for Spring Till By AL LARSON F.rnie Broglio, who figures prominently in manager Leo Durocher's plans this season, was named to pitch against the Angels Saturday in the Cubs' opening spring exhibi tion game at Palm Springs. Broglio will be followed by rookie Dick James and Sterling Slaughter. Bill Connors and Billy Hoeft will be as- ecl to the ! 4l)ullpen. · f V e t e r a n ^ George Aitman ' : jw a s assured ';first chance to become Chica- 'Igo'sleft fielder IjvVe d n e s d a y 'Twhen Duroch- · er posted tbe lineup for Saturday's contest. With Dean Chance starting for the Angels, Durocher will employ a lineup loaded with left-handed hitters. Leading off will be Ty Cline in center, followed by Glen Beckert, 2b; Billy Williams, rf; Ron Santo, 3b; Ernie Banks, Ib; AHman, If; Randy Hundley, c; Don Kessington, ss and Broglio. Should Angel manager Bill Rigney switch to a lefthand- er, Durocher will open with Kessinger, Becker, Williams, Santo, Banks, Bryon Browne in center, Harvey Kuenn in left, Hundley and Broglio. On S u n d a y , Durocher's pitching rotation c e n t e r s around Bill Hands, Ken Holtz- nan and Paul Jaeckel with 3ob Buhl and Lee Meyers ready for relief. Rigney plans :o start Marcelino Lopez with :iiidy May and Jack Sanford also tabbed for three-inning stints. Dick Egan and Ed Sukla will pick up for Chance on Saturday. TERRELL SAYS HE WON'T FIGHT CLAY A T L A N T I C CITY, N.J. I/P) -- Ernie Terrell said Wednesday night he will not fight Cassius Clay for the heavyweight title in Toronto March 29 under the terms of the new contract he has just received. The 26-year-old fighter, who is recognized as champion by the World Boxing Association, came into the -city room of the Atlantic City Press and dictated his statement to reporters. He has been training at nearby Pleasantville. N.J. Terrell said the new contract from the Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens, which accepted the orphaned fight, offers him no guarantee and stipulates if he defeated Clay he would have to defend the title against Canadian George Chuvalo two months later in the Gardens in Toronto. "With this kind of agreement," Terrell said, "I would be controlled by Maple Leaf Gardens in the event I win the fight over Clay. If they would send me a contract with me just fighting Clay and no other clauses, then I would fight him tonight. But these stipulations make it impossible." STATE JC TOURNEY BROGLIO Lakers Clinch Division West, Haylor Lead 119-116 Triumph Over Cincinnati INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. M1-- "he Lakers clinched t h e i r ourth Western Division title five years Wednesdaynight s Jerry West and Elgin Bayor sparked the Lakers to a 19-116 National Basketball issociation victory over the :incinnati Royals. West and Bnylor hit 31 and 7 |Kints, choking off key oyal rallies in the second NBA Standings EASTERN DIVISION delohta ,, 50 75 tAf oslon 49 74 453 ~1 incln-vill u 29 .633 S ew Yojk 29 1.3 .403 1SV| WESTERN DIVISION -taken ,, . 41 33 .US ammcre 05 43 .437 7 ' Loul! 31 4 1 .4)1 n=i -AP Wkecholo GKANDPA STEPS DOWN Johnny Longden, 59, says that he'll retire nnd that Saturday's ride aboard George Royal in Saturday's Sail Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita will be his last. He's said it before. Xjlroil ..... 71 5J Lakr III, Clnclnnill Hi. PhlladMDtlU 133. 51. Loull IIS San Fraj-.clsco 135. B»l[mori IIS. Jt-CllncJlfd d, vlilon Mill ialf and overshadowing a 30- xint effort by Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson. Robertson, Jerry Lucas and veteran Jack Twymnn pulled the Royals to within one point at 115-114 with I 1 /* minutes loft, but Baylor and Larry Ellis Sunk two free throws each to secure the victory. CtactnnatI O Dierklno 2 Embrev 7 Heritor, 5 Harklns I Smith Thscksr 1 Twvman 7 V/IIKn 1 F T LaJten O F T 7-2 6 D.ivlor 10 7-10 27 1-1 5 Booitr I O C S 0-1 ID Elllt 2 7 - 3 6 l-l 3H.wi.ird 1 tl U 34 It 1 mho II 0 0 - 0 0 M 5 Kino 5 5 - 3 6 I3-1S 3« LnRulU 6 7-9 11 2-3 10 Well 10 11-14 31 00 · Tolall Tolall 46 2401 114 Cincinnati H 31 JJ «-- IK Laktri ._ (1 » 21 H--lit Fouled oul: Twynuri, HawVlni. Tola! .(0011: Cincinnati 37, Lak«r 75. LBCC Opens Against S.F. CUB CAPSULE: Catcher Vic R leads tte Cubs wllh an .ECO ave/aoe slier lhr« Intersguad games. Roinov sky's collecled fcur hits in live al-oals Jimmy Skwart, inflelrfer-oulfreWer, 1' wilh a .625 mark. He has tf-e e Tn eHjtit at bats. Rookie Campbell, Banks and Wit immv ccond most hill, fi* Iriflelder Ron , mi each boait 4-8 averages, Keitiager participated in hree of thf plays, Banx s SILJCD ed ota I of 56 extra base fills in '65 to taVe he a II- time Cub leadership In In if de- parfmefil from Adrian "Cap" Aman, Ernie ran Ws carerr Jotal lo 7M Tn 1,820 games. Cap oot 730 extra base knock* rt 2.253 games. . . . S-w1o and V/illlam hare a new major Efague record fa. Tron man" performance, bolh appearing every Innln? in 1W games (incttxfina He o-imcs) In IMS. Banks appeared games last season . . . Becker h he Cubs' kxwest hilling -.freak cf the vear wtwn he hit games. "^Williams said he was shaving when he heard on the radio that Casey Stengel was a unanimous selection of .' the veterans committee, becoming the 104th man electtyi. ' to Hall of Fame membership. - "I stopped shaving and listened attentively," Wil- ;ji|ms said. "Stengel talked so authoritatively but when I r(e .was all through I asked myself: 'What did he say?' " ·; 'i v ,' Chuckling over Stengel's 'style of chatter, that has ' cbrrie to be known as "Stengdlese," Williams said he * felt it was great Stengel was elected. i 1 ' 'J./'He's been a great guy. I don't know anybody I ' liked better in baseball." ·' :;" : Williams said Stengel "ranks in my top 10 of base. ba'll personalities for his longevity, goodwill and keeping baseball in the limelight." :; ! '" Williams, the former Boston Red Sox star now serv- · ingtas a special coachi was elected to the Hall of Fame ' in January by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The Cutis competed 'h tonal League's five IrW nree of the Ha By GARY RAUSCI! ·,, P-T STall Writer BAKERSFIELD -- Chuck Kane and Sid Phelan, a pair of master basketball tacticians, lock horns tonight in the feature game of the 15th annual State JC Basketball Tournament opening day card. A standing room only crowd is expected to jam Bakersfield College's 2,800- seat gymnasium for the 9 o'clock clash between Long Beach City (29-1) and City College of San Francisco (28-2). Radio KEZY (1190) will broadcast the game back to the Southland. Gate Conference champions (14-0) have lost but nine Phelan is an old hand at State playoffs. His Golden Today's Pairings 3:30: Pierce (23-B) vs. Hancock (J6-7J. --~ J "] vs. Vallelo (23-4). _ alley (2frO) vs. San loaquln Delia (7401. 9:00: Low Beach city (79-11 vi. Cilv LOllesG of San Francisco (28 21. GGC contests in the last four seasons. T h e R a m mentor believes that ball control is paramount, CCSF averaging, only 77 points offensively. But the Bay City crew also plays defense to the hilt with a normal yield of o n l y GO points. Leading scorers are center Charlie Parks (16.7) and forward Willie Wise (16.1) with for- ward Ed Wilson (13.9) close behind. * + * * PARKS was a forward un- ril cenler Gene Williams (10.5) was seriously injured and missed the last S'/i games. CCSP supporters say Williams is on crutches and won't see action but Kane isn't being taken in. The Rams, next to Riverside, arc probably the tourney's strangest team and everybody except playmak- er Paul Batmale crashes tile boards. This will be Kane's first State playoff thanks to an 11-1 Metropolitan Conference campaign. His m e n have averaged 95.1 pnints with their run-run offense and held foes to 77.9 with a tight press. Forwards Mel Reed and Harry Williams, c e n t e r Carey Bailey and guards Bill Connolly and Bonnie Richard will dnuv starting assignments lonight. However (he Viking depth is sure lo be a factor in (he on [come. The play of R e e d exemplified LBCC workouts (his week. Injured curly in t h e season, t h e all-State center of 19C5 is throwing his weight around w i t h reckess abandon to make LBCC stronger than ever before. Long Beach San Franchco Williams [6-«l f- [-·*) Wr Reed [441 F (44) i Bnl'cy (6-51 C [4-41 P Connolly (510] O (60) balr . safely in 34 consecutive No Workonl Today The Cubs have the day off today, but will hold a morning workout Friday at Blair Field before departing for Palm Springs. The Cubs return to Long Beach March 19 when they open a six-game exhibition game stand at Blair Field against the Cleveland Indians. Sports on TV, Radio Bl*!« vi. Victoria, KHX, cm. COLLEGE BASKETBALL . .-.--.a,-, .·*. NCAA T«imir Southern Illinois n, Fresno St. 70. (3, AOil-rt Christ) a r, 62. HAIA TotrrneY Rockhurlf 97, AUxwermx 87. - G«r#3 Southern H. S. Arkansas SI. GrfVT.Wifrg 95, Carroll 84. Centrar Ohio SI. 72, Lakeland, V/lt. U Oklahoma DaplliT 90, Central VJchl- ^Carson-Newman Ktt r Morris Harvey It. Norfolk 103, Athens, Ala. 81. minoH WMtevin H, MJ4weilern, Tex. Western Reserve 70, Case Tech 6. AJDnsni w, Latavetie «3. Today's Sporls Gird Hors* Racing--Santa Ar,ita, fiat post 1 p.m. SwImmJBff-- NCAA Rwionall, Valley State Colleoe/ 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pre0 BaseoaH-- St. Anthony al Norwalk. Banning- at Jordan, La Mlrada at Poly, "prep" Tennis-- Follows baseball scheo 1 ^ tv Track"-- Mllllitan and Compton al Rancto. Santa Ana at Wilson, 3:15 Hockey -- Bldes vi. Victoria, soorli Arena, i pm. She'll 'Rein' Didi Kendrick, at 5-2 and 110 pounds about the same size as jockey Johnny Longden (top of page), but much prettier, has been chosen queen of Pacific Indoor Rodeo at Long Beach Arena next week. Didi, 17, is senior at P r o g r e s s Schoo! in Long Beach, and that's her own horse, Sanders SigriS In for Doral Tourney 76crs Hike Lead to Full Game Compiled Irera Win Bnwrli The Philadelphia 7Gers ran their winning streak to six mid lengthened their NBA Eastern Division lead to a full game Wednesday night, whipping St. Louis, 123-115. Wilt Chamberlain scored 31 points and pulled down 30 rebounds. Teammate Hal Greer also had .11. Philadelphia now has five games left, three iit home, while the second-place Boston Celiics must play three of their five remaining games on the road. With Lcn Wilkens hot from the field and foul line and scoring 24 of his 29 points in the first half, the Hawks led at halftime 63-58. But after intermission, it was all Philadelphia with Greer and Chamberlain having a field day. San Francisco's Warriors, with Rick Barry setting the pace, built up a 23-point lead after t h r e e q u a r t e r s a n d romped to a 125-115 victory over B a l t i m o r e Bullets at Seattle. Philadelphia M I A M I (UP!) -- Dapperj )oug Sanders will set out to-, ay with a chip on his shoul- er and an extra pencil in his wcket to defend his title in he $100,000 Doral Open golf hampionship. Sanders had threatened not o enter the Doral after he was disqualified from the 3 ensacola Open for failing on iaturday to sign the score- ard that showed him foui trokes ahead of the field. Also on hand for the Doral md ranked among the early avorites are 1965 O F T " ' L "" .Jackson i J-5 10 BrWoes The weatherman predicts ^'^ ,lif,Jfjj$«" O F T high winds on the first two Jonjs days of the match and a g^"*" 1 chance of rain Saturday and g'iffi!?. Sunday, neither of which adds lo the "payability" of tbe lake and b u n k e r - s t u d d e d course. Dan Sikes of Jacksonville, s»n"Fri«!«w_ Fla., and Tommy Aaron of Gainesville, Ga., shared the top purse w i t h G-under-par 66s in the pro-amateur event Wednesday. B o b Verwey of South Africa had a 67 and collected I 7-1073 12 7-10 31 Wlke'ni 911-1479 4 0-fl I Guerln 7 j-3 17 4 7-7 15 Sltal 3 2 - 1 8 7 0 ^ Torrr,oh:e.n I 90 7 3 0 - 0 6 Mullins 3 1-1 7 I 14 S Totals 4779-47173 To'als 43 79-JO 11 Baltifliorr O F T O f Meichjry t 35 13 Ho»ell 10 6- Barrv 10 g 76 Barnes 5 1 : Heliel t MO IS Ferry 2- Rodcen 7 54 19 ohl t t-: Allies 6 2-7 U Louohiry ' ^~- Pr.!lllcs 0 00 0 Egan 7 2-2 1 Neurrann 5 1-5 11 Sloan 3 1-^ //.cLenwre 7 4-9 30 Green 2 2- Olsen 3 0-1 6 V/cr:«v 7 0-' Palmer a 70 - :hampion and leading money- vinner Jack Nicklaus, PGA champion Dave Marr and the ever dangerous Arnold Palmer, this year's leading money i winner. * * * * ; U.S. OPEN champion Gary, flayer and two-time Doral | winner Billy Casper, who says south Florida doesn't do his allergies any good, are the only notables missing from the field of 140. Nicklaus did not compete. Tolall 47 31 « 125 Tolall Maritime: San Francisco 65, t*d!i,mcr« Tclal loyls. San Francisco 21, Ba'.llmort Fculed oul: Barnes, Sloan, Green. All. 1,126. Miliiknn Dcatlhcats Artesia in Baseball Millikan and Artesia battled to a 2-2 tie called at the end of nine innings because ol darkness Tuesday in a non- lleague game played at Artesia Bill Fuller, Millikan short stop, singled and doubled in five trips to the plate. MHllkjH 000 111 OW-1 I Artelli K» III 000--2 10 Ferrari, Moort (I) and /More, Ball (I) Bcyd and Helll. ?;««··«-*···!: ass H.EDCE: COOKE, COMMISSION AT ARENA STALEMATE Sports promoter Jack Kent Cooke was told Wednesday his proposed hockey team can use the L.A. Sports Arena "like -my other tenant," although he says he will build his own. The president of the Coliseum Commission, George E. Kinsey, said a "tense," two-hour meeting was held between Cooke and the commission's hockey committee, consisting of Kinsey, Ab England and County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. "There was just no meeting of minds," Kinsey said. "The arena is a public facility," Hahn commented after the meeting. "We are willing to give him a three- year contract as we would to anyone else." Cooke, Hahn said, "virtually wanted to run the arena lock, stock and barrel. Now he wants what amounts to a two-year contract. "We feel he just wants to use the arena while he is u..:i.i:_.~ n »n«UA' ,-»*.HJMTVI Tli- *!,^QI- ·- sti!! Qrum rin rmr terms, but right now we are looking for other tenants, other sources of income for the arena."

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