Independent from Long Beach, California on February 11, 1958 · Page 19
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 19

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 11, 1958
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Not that I doubt the sincerity of my friend Ron, Waller when he says he's trying to buy a PTM,»o^. franchise for Miami, but I. would have to .think Ron has a real longshot going for him. Waller's hopes to finance a · : Minneapolis 'is the weather. football games club in Miami came up during the several recent week ends l v e uluauv , ai1 , !,,,,,,--... D ---we s p e ' n t together in Palm there when the thermometer Springs, discussing a n o t h e r i w a s perc hed right around zero, business negotiation. I told him rt didn't bother the fans, how- then' that I didn't think Miami ever _ They still turned out. Actually, It gets ; too cold In Minneapolis. .In JOecember, when^the jf inal two games' ol the pro season- are played. Some way 'would probably ]iave to be worked out*where the (Minneapolis) Cardinals could play away from home those last two dates. was the answer. It flopped once as a pro football town, during the days of the All-America Conference. Further, I do not believe.the NFL is ready to expand to 14 teams, as Ronnie visualizes it. It's tough enough to keep 12 teams making money. , If there arc any switches in the NFL,'the-Chicago Cardinals are the likely ones to move. If But my, my, 1ve wandered off the subject about Ron Wai- are me imeij unca «/ «· -- ler going to Miami. I know Ron they do, the new city would is serious a bout it, but I say probably be one of the'Texas · · - · · - - · '--^^ ones like Houston or Dallas-or Minneapolis' Miami is not the answer. t ': * * * . x DESPITE THE FACT that the Bears are murdering them ;i . Walter Wolfner, t h e i r managing director, ! always says: · "We were here first, let the Bears move." Actually, the Cardinals came to Chicago from Racine, Wis/i. or some such spot only six months before the Bears. Right now, with two teams in Chicago, both the Bears and Cards are taking a terrible rap from TV- rights. Since one team' is always in town all the time, out-of-town games can't be televised back to Chicago. What the Cardinals could make In TV rights should they transfer to Minneapolis, and what the Bears then could make in Chicago, would amount to a sizeable hunk ol loot. . . I keep going back to Minneapolis, because I think the town is a natural. Charley Johnson who -is sports editor of -two papers there and Mr. Big in sports, hurled a breathtaking offer at the Cardinals' Wolfner not too long ago: "Transfer your club to Minneapolis," Johnson said. "And we'll guarantee you 25,000 sea son tickets sold in advance!" again he · has a real .longshot going for him. If Ron ever ends up inJVIiamil it will be either to take a sun' .bath or bet on Hialeah. I doubt 'if he'll ever head a football club there Kansas State Takes Lead in UP Ratings Panthers Seek 5tK i, . ' · - · " ·VSTTf · ' · ' ' ' · : · 'TV WmmKow Unbeaten Jordan High;' can come within a Panther's whisker of cinching at least'a tie for the .Moore .League basketball championship--tonight by beat ing second place'Poly. The game is scheduled, iii ·. the Poly gym with a Bee preliminary; set for 6:30 p.m. . ; · V" .;. ''. ' · A victory would ^give Jordan a 5-0 record 'and · .would. eliminate Poly (currently' 3-2) from title contention.. Miilikan,·'tie J CATHOLIC LEAGUE : \V I Pet. 'PF ,TA Pirates'Stuart to WMd 'Silent Bat' SAN CARLOS (UK) -- Dick Jtuart, the. Pittsburgh Pirates' alkative rookie who either omers or strikes but, will .wield a "silent bat" this season, and insists'-' that, he has made ,his Carmel I ntw.ll .._"· 8 ' · · ' S O O - 57S Loyola,; 7. .3 .700 492 45 _______ . Antbony" ------ thedral- ' fi wTSime ZZ 3 - Stria. _____ ·_.. I ·lus x'TM'.V:.V;".~... i ' FACES LOOP LEADERS TONIGHT Poly. VjJC · iJl-Ji*JL'*-'*«.*^- *· . v * .-.*-·····-· ~ . · . forward Jeff Cowan will be in starting crew tonight .when Jack*HS: League-leading Jordan.. Jordan ^unbeaten m four starts, while Poly holds second place with a 3-2 mark.--(Staff Photo.) - You know the story of the third. Rams' fabulous success.'But it wasn't till 1957 that they were able to sell 25,000 season ducats. · * * * YET WOLFNEB ALWAYS comes back with the line: "We were in Chicago .first. We're not going to move." . Sure, the Indians were in America first, too. But times and circumstances change. Only rap you can put against N E W - Y O R K OI.E) -- Bob Boozer and his Kansas State teammates, advancing at the expense of their Big Eight Con- ierence irivals from the University of Kansas, took firsl place Monday in the United Press major college basketball ratings. The Wildcats, with the 6-8 Boozer overshadowing seven- toot Wilt Chamberlain, visited Kansas last week and left .with a 79-75' double-overtime triumph. That victory over the Jayhawkers ,then ranked first, led the 35-man United Press b o a r d of coaches to move Kansas State from fourth to first. Kansas (13-3) dropped to -fifth. West Virginia (17-1), displaced by Kansas as the leader last week, held second and San Francisco (16-1)- r e m a i n e d 34 Minors Drop Out Since'49 NEW YORK- UP)--Baseball's j minor leagues, facing a bitter| battle for survival, will probably go to the post..with only Fanfare 1. Kansas State (15) (16-» W«st Virginia HO) 17-1 -1 FolntR . 3. Smn Fnlickuo - ........ (16-1).... . 4. Cincinnati (1 jl3-2).._ S.Kansas (1 (13-31............ =SS « 10. (Tic) North Second kv"15 ib -- 12. . ----------Dayton, 1 jifcona JLU --j.-i ,f* f n~ 1? Vrtfr-P Duke "5- 14. Bradley, 23: IV/»otre 2 each; X each. BLENDING FASTBALL Drabowsky Cubs' Mound Workhorse «tarn who v,-.. ue baseb.ll on VIXlb JUV!» f»4i»wtci» --u.-"» tho Pacific Coast.) One of the outstanding developments in the National League in recent seasons has been the growth of the crop of-young pitchers. 'Not that it has become a pitchers' league as yet but it's moving in that direction. One of the .precocious performers is the Chicago Cubs' Moe Drabowsky, European-born husky. Signed to a $50,000 bonus contract on his 21st birthday while still attending Trinity College.(Hartford, Conn.), Dra bowsky pitched in nine games late in '56 and compiled '. gaudy 2.47 earned run average "He .then became the Cubs' workhorse of 1957 when he pitched 240 innings, led the staff in complete games (12) and ERA (3.53). His strikeout total (170) was tied for second-best in the league with teammate, Dick Drott, and his 13-15 record 'was considerably better than the overall showing of the Chicago team. Drabowsky who has a blinding fast ball, didn't have outstanding success against the Dodgers. He was 1-3 agains: them and was unable to finish any of the five starts he made versus Snider ' Co. But they knew he was around while he was out there. on the mound, In 30% innings he fanned 33 Dodgers'. In his last star' against them he went eiglv innings, allowed five hits,-fanned 11 and lost, 1 to 0, to Sal Mag lie. HeJ'anned 9 and 8 in two other s'tarts, losing .each time * * * * . DRABOWSKY WAS born in Ozanna, Poland. His familj moved to this country when he was 3 years, old. He was en rolled at Loomis Prep in Con necticut'where he won 8, ID'S none and pitched a no-hitte during- his, senior year. A Trinity College he had a I'M record, including a no-hitte a g a i n s t Wesleyan. Ex-Cu' shortstop .Lennie Merullo wa the scout who signed him an'" just to do it up nicely-the; celebrated over a birthday cak with 21 candles' in Chicago. There wasn't much excite ment about, his addition to th Cubs' staff but^before he re turned to Trinity to finish hi major In economics. Cubs' fan knew they had a star in th I making. A .key victory 6ver vlUwaukee's Lew Burdette, '* o 1,- went a long way toward eciding the 1956 pennant in he Dodgers' favor.- Here are .Orabowsk/s 19o7 nd lifetime 25 member 'circuits this season, . This will, represent a decline of 58 per cent from the peak of 59 leagues in 1949. An Associated Press survey disclosed Monday · that since the ; close of last season three leagues have folded, another, likely will collapse, one more had dwindled from .eight to.six lubs and four other'leagues till are seeking · franchises. On - the brighter side, one evv circuit has been formed nd three have expanded. Definitely out of the picture are the c l a s s B Big-State League, the class C Evangeline League and the class D Sooner tate League. ·- The ^ class, B outhwestern League probably vill not: operate. Columbus, Ga., and Columbia, C., have dropped out of the outh -{Atlantic League (A) making it a six-club organiza- ion. The Western, another class A league, may -lose Colorado ' Springs, Colo., and Sioux City ,owa. , · ' - . · The leagues looking for new cities are: class C-Arizona- Mexico (for Phoenix, Ariz:, which moved to Pacific Coast): class C Pioneer (for .Salt Lake City, also in PCL); class D Midwest League (for Mattoon, 111.); and-the class D Florida State ,(for Leesburg;-Fla. JNE COACH AddGeorge to -SC Staff TheUnlverslty of Southern C:\Iifornla Monday announced that Kay George has been added to the football coaching staH. George, 42, who played for Troy In 1936rS7-S8, will coach the linemen as an assistant to Don Clark. Ho served as line coach at SC from 1946-50 before mov- J.""j on to Texas AM as head coach for the years 1951 r 52-5S. During-, the -past few years George has been in business In Houston and Los Angeles. . ..«W1. '«·£ 4 ..dOO R82 53 1 7 - .300 .509 64 · 9- .100 518 61 a .100. .133 =i G»me* Toniuht St. Anthony at Lovola. -, Notre Dame at Serra. Tilt. Carmel at Plus X. Cantwdl at Cathedral. with Poly for second'plape, stU has a mathematical shot at.all the marbles, provided the Ram can get by .Wilson in : the onlj other, league, contest tonight. The Ram-Bruin clash for the Wilson gym, a Be. game 'also opening! : action a 6:30.:Lakewood travels to Lyn wood for-a non-league game a 4:30.- ' · - . - . ' ..St Anthony, tied for fourth in the Catholic League, has a chance to pick up ground on the leaders in a pair of road games this week. The ; Saints (6-4) play third place Loyola (7-3).in.the Cubs; lair tonight !Mi INDEPENDENT--Pag« Fo TV Plans Unaltered KANSAS CITY.. UE--The v i . w __.. National Collegiate' Athletic!then;'meet, league-leading Mt. , . .. ·»»· j_.. *,,* n aj rnrnripl (8"-2) on Friday. The ast .prediction.. , ."I learned my lesson last year after ."telling" people.- what. I thought I would-'.do", 1 '- declared ;he husky.'whiffe'r who-rapidly 'adod frbm'th'e BUGS' Hollywood "ami; club .-back to Lincoln; Neb., - whence ~ he /came. "In 'act,-.'1 may. even quit- read- ng'the papers. So all I have .o. say right- now 1 , is- that : I might-:hit 20or 25 : home runs :or the.Pirates.if I have a'hot ;eason." : .. · ·._.'. : ·' · . . : ·Stuart,.who is resting up at lis home; agreed that he also might.'have trouble^.breaking into- the:lineup',at' all. if' .Ted Kluzewski is v thoroughly recovered: from his miseries..' "With-Klu around things, will be, a- little rougher .for me/' said.Stuart who now is a first baseman. ' . . . · . · . For .the -benefit, of those who forget, Dick Stuart'advanced on .the Pirate camp, last spring fresh from belting. 66 home runs for -Lincoln, of the class A Western -League. His optimism--and fielding -- immediately typec him in many minds -as a thrpw- back'-to one of Ring lardrier's fictional- ballplayers. .: ' ··'.TWe-Pirates- sent Stuart Hollywood; amid a .welter ol ress clippihgs^tiere he opened ·he season by smashing five home runs in his -first'..three games. But then the : -"ball b'e- i Pirates figured every bodywpiSd x safer .rather 'than · Jtrfi» stayed, in the outfield. Presenting a- '·''.'-'.'· - · · ,i » ·· Great Concept in':^: Several other circuits, have successfully found replacements 'or lost franchises. -The.Pacific Coast' League grabbed Phoenix, Spokane-, and. Salt "Lake City when the Giants and Dodgers moved West. The - three new sites replaced San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hollywood City League Basketball lst'Nazarene'34. 2nd Presbyterian 31. Am.- WHolcsale Hdw. 21, Hancock C1 plie'-Avc. Church of .God 42, 'Beth- nv Chapel 22. Gu^bould Aloblljias 11, lu - "i* 1 -, P ' UnB ° 34 GAMES TONIGHT ' ^ .. At Hiunlltnn--7:)5--Dept. 493-40 VS. Drpt 391: S:15--Dcpt. -1S3 vs. Dept, ·3S8-6D; 6:15--Admirals vs. Uuslc. Ccn- tC At lIuKhn--7:15--Slauson' vs. 1 Dept. 388-13: :.8:15--Dept. 395-34. vs. Dept. Association JVIonday announced a 1958 TV'football'plan almost identical to that of-last fall. . Nine Saturdays' 'wiU be 'reserved for national'telecasts of the "game of the week." The other four. Saturdays of the football' season, .will''be' left for regional ' telecasts, W a l t e r Byers, executive' director,, said. Five dates-for.national .tele- ^ casts were set, Sept. 20, Oct 4, '· Nov. 27 .(Thanksgiving Day), Nov. 29 and Ded. 6-.- Sponsors of the national .telecasts are to select 'four additional Saturday dates within .two. weeks after the" NCAA-. TV- committee awards 'the" rights; to the national program. Dates left, over will. .be ' reserved- for regional telecasts. Taking into account possible developments- in" pay'-as-you-see television, the 1958 plans incorporate a variation authoriz- ing'a'limited number of dosec I circuit and ' subscription .TV 1 broadcasts for experimental !purposes:. The plan, recommended by the NCAA's TV committee, was submitted to' the .organization's 492 voting -members, with, approval of two-thirds needed to put the plan'.in effect. Carmel (S-2) on Friday. The Saints .are faced with three 'must" wins to! gain second ilace and a GIF playoff spot. : Ankle 'injuries to key players could play an- important role in tonight's Jordan-Poly feature. Poly'guard Bud'Duncan, who sprained an ankle in the second half 'against .MiUikan Friday, definitely will not glay. Jordaa's injured ace is." senior guard Bob 1 Wright, who, according to coach.Ben"Palmgren, is expected . to ' see ( some action. Otherwise" both, "squads are healthy.' - . - " ' ' · Loss: of Duncan,, the "Jackrabbits' -best .'set! shot' and; a standout defensive;player, is a severe blow to Poly hopes. This could be offset, however,-by. the addition-of Larry May, a transfer, from j New York, who may see some action. Atlord»n--7:13--Dept. 652 vs. Dept. C 233- S-,15--Dept. SSa'vs. Dept. 645; D:15-^Diiptr- CSBS2 vs. P'Snnlns. At IVmihlnitton-- 7:15--KJnetle Bible vs. .MlBhly Atomi;.S:15--Erttz Carter VB.ILB Goya; 0:15--Bayshore Auto vs. S'LB Brettircn. ^___ - · VCkKkLOiir StpMfaHon" Rglilbli StrviM ON ALL , Chrysler Products VHNE-HOIMIS, INC. 33th * ATLANTIC ;an scooting around his- patented uppercut swings and after hree- more · homers ; . and", 32 trikeouts, in 23 games' he -was landed-a ticket to' Atlanta. There he got eight homers but hit 'only. .211 arid' was ushered back'to -Lincoln,-"the scene of his 'greatest triumph Ie' 'clubbed 31. homers in' 97 ;ames; hit .264-and struck ou 117 times. By then he wa playing first- base- where the| City Volleyball '' · det: 10-6; -Clamdiesers it JiJ-D, J.O-U, UMITV.J..J del". Second Tresbyterlan, 13-11, 15-8. ruinS; USa', "NOT .he Dumpers. Tonl 1 - ilrht »i Park vs Pen Long Beach nvmc DeLuxe by LW; . 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