Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 9, 1966 · Page 33
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Georee - O McLcod CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR ~rt»f.t m. ·»-*· _ o £i rrom rum JLO rirsir '**' · · . - · ' . . ^ It's difficult to believe; but the Cleveland Indians £h'ave won more American League pennants in the ,vlast 19 years than any team except the New York .Yankees. ;;"-, · : . '· .. \ ;j I'; * '6f course the number may/; appear insignificant ito the Yankees' total of 15. Nevertheless the Tribe's /two pennants (1948 and 1954) 'are jwell ahead of the /schedule of all American League Rivals sxcfept: Chicago ll'and Minnesota, each with onechanjpionship; i : ;* Minnesota was the surprise/of the 1965 season vhen it turned around a sixth place finish, of '19?4;into »;;a pennant winner. . ' : ·K Cleveland could just as easily surprise fans by ..-^jumping from fifth last season to the top spot this 'ijyear. |f . Managed Birdie Tebbetts likes to stay away from 5*pennaht talk, ,butJiis boss, Gabe Paul, is .quick to tell tanyone who asks that -he's highly optimistic over the iiJTribe's pennant chances. : Ij And, well-he' should be. Jl Tribie Is Wortli Watching "£; Probably no team in the league has as strong a ;pitching staff. It starts with Sam McDowell and ; Sonny ;j5iebert,- probably the best young pitchers in the league |Iast year, and goes to Ralph Terry, Luis "riant, Lee flange, : Jack Kralick and such promising youngsters as Tom ^elley: and Steve Hargan., . ; \ , Wilh jRe ^possible exception-of Minnesota, the Tribe can match -anyi'team; in the league with run-producing power, Rocky Colavito,. Leon Wagner, .Fred . Whitfield t and Max Alvis. . i v : ; · ; - - . . ; : : - ./ The Indians themselves sh6wjndicatipns,.that thy; is the year of the pennant by picking up veteran plajM ers such as cateherVDel Crandall and outfielder Jim Landis, players^ whose full-time duty days are over, . but whose^jexperienceis -invaluable to pennant ' ' Bailg (Elton WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, |966 PAGE 34 UK Cats Retain . , . . . . Th|^e have .been years at Hi Corbett Field when the · threat was^ucl^^hat no "carnival barker could con-^ · ' ' - Bifjhis feam^celebrating its '20th anniversary in' : ' Tucson^is worth watching. ; Plan';jlpw to take in some of the 16 games the Tribe has|scheduled here against the San/Francisco : Giants, the'ChJcago Cubs, California Angels and World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. You may be watching the 1966 American League champions. 1 - ' · ' . * · ' . Short Pitches / ; : Jim Osborne jnay not be the best, but he's the oldest football playernow practicing sit the University of Arizona. Osborne dates back to 'the Etf Doherty" era. Jim, a 210 )t 6-l tackle from San Diego, wori.liis, freshman nume'ral for Doherty in 19'S8 and was'tBe^ofvl five that freshman group kept by Coach Jim LaRue. ^ Osborne lettered in 1961 then dropped from school and * later went into the service ... Missing from a recentljp received revised roster is Don Wilhelm, place-kicked," exitraordirfarywho, as a frosh last season, consistently / booted field goals ,rrom 40 and 45 yards out . . Some* position changes worth noting are Phil Albert, from 1965's Ko^ 1 quarterback to safety; Dick Naughton^ a highly touted passer a year ago only to drop out inh the fall, is back and he too'has. been moved to safety; j Brad Hubbert, the Cats' leading ground-gainer as a; halfback, to fullback; Jim Greth, ex-Air Force end, to ; fiankerback; and Abe Johnson, from defensive guard to linebacker .. . Whatever would Arizona do if it had; to rely on a freshman-to-senior program? iiisted on the ; spring roster are'= nine senior college transfers who will be eligible for the first time next fall and 10 new junior college transfers. I've lost count of the current lettermen who transferred here from junior or senior colleges ... One final note: Tom (The Bomb) Brannis, a Chaffey (Calif.) Junior College product probably will emerge from spring practice as the No. 1 Arizona quarterback... i op spot Win Runaway Vote For First By Associated Press Kentucky's Wildcats, who narrowly missed a perfect regular season, scored in a runaway in the final Associated Press major college basketball poll for 1965-66. . . _, , The Wildcats were voted-No.'1 by 3,9 of the 48 sports writers and broadcasters on AP's nationwide panel Duke, climbed back into ;the second spot ahead of' Texas; Western, which, like Kentucky,;' suffered its only loss of the .season last Saturday night, f . . . . . Kansas's Big Eight champions jumped from sixth to fourth, St. Joseph's of Pennsylvania also, advanced two places to fifthJ and Cincinnati climbed from 10th to seventh. OTHERS IN the final rankings are -Loyola of Chicago,, which slipped from' fourth io sixth; Vanderbilt, which dropped three spots to eighth; Michigan in ninth and -Western Kentucky in tfth. ' . ' · '. .:,V;; : ' · ,, 'Michigan, winner of the Big Ten title; regained a'place in the ratings and Western Kentucky .made the top Ten for the first time. ; : Voting was'based- on games through Monday night ' Kentucky was toppled by Tennessee 69-62 Saturday night and Texas Western-'lpst'.'to Seattle 7472. Both rebounded Monday night -- Kentucky;whipping Tulane 103-74 in its'Season finale, and Texas.- Western downing Oklahoma City 89-74'in, the first round of the NCAA tournament. KENTUCKY is the favorite-for the NCAA championship, while seven other members of the Top Ten are in the running for-the title. St. Joseph's and Western Kentucky advanced to Friday night's .^second-round .games with/"victories Monday night, along, jWth,Texas Western. Kentucky, Diike, Kansas, Cincinnati and Michigan' drew byes into thef f second round. : Ijoyola also was an NCAA teairi^ ibut; 'was": eliminated by ·W-estern' Kentucky, 105-86; Monday night. St. Joseph's beat Providence 65-48 iii other NCAA action,· while Kansas' clinched the Big -Eight title with an 85-65 romp over Coloradd. Providence and Nebraska, Joser to Cplp^ado I^slvSaftirday; fell out $;;the rankings;'"The Friars we're No. 8 last .week Nebraska No. 9. · . 1. Kentucky (39) 2-1 (..."..·.....'... ML 2. : Duke-(3)23« 3. ·'.: " 387 3. Texas .Western-()} 24-1 ,;.-. -.. 313 -.4. Kansas-(2)' 22-3.i: ; i.:J,.;.';.....'..,:.305 5. St. Joseph!s,:Pa. (1) 23r-( , 237 ' · ' " :icaao,(2) 22-3. .....224 ,/ }%~\; ^ : ^ ffir/j f \ A * 4 a ^ ,, **· ^ .I* * ^ £, ^/ t / , - * )// x ' ** 5 f '\v^ w '" ^^ " * '*iS'jI -' V ' J " ·X*^ ' v i: -t- v -^r - -'?V -s .6. Loyola, 7. Cincinnati)21-S ·8. Vanderbllf 224 -...'....·.,'..^..,1.; 124 :9. Mlchia8n17-7'i ; .....,,,..=.,..,.·,,;, 9$ 10. Western Kentucky 2X-2 43 Others redtlvlns ; votes, Jlste'd alpnabetlcally: Bostoji College, Bradley,. Brigh^m Young, Colorado State, Davidson, Dayton, Wicljigan State,' Oklahoma City, Oreson State, Pennsylvania, Rhode isiand/./San Francisco, 'Southern Methodist, Syracuse,. Temple,- Ufah, .· ·. . . ' / McGiire : NEW YORK -- UPI -f Frank McGuire, basketball c6ach at the University of South Carolina and also assistant athletic director,., will serve as an analyst' for the television broadcasts of the National Invitation Tournament basketball games to be covered on the CBS Television Network. Ellis Talks Curves -AP Wirephoto Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sammy Ellis entertains a group of visitors to the Reds training camp in Tampa, Fla. yesterday by demonstrating a variety of pitches. The girls, appearing in a mermaid water show nearby, are (from left): Margaret Henkel, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; Karen Lienhardt, Milwaukee; Susan Myers, Washington, D.C.; Sherry Marten, Chicago, and Harriett Hickox, Palatka, Fla. Ellis won 22 games with Cincinnati last year. ', -A VN^ «.. ?jr+ A Young Millionaire Manager Leo Durocher of the Cubs has a word with Pitcher Lee Meyers. --AP Wirephoto Hilltoppers Aim -."· · --.' · ·-}·'· · · For Kentucky In ,-·.,- ~- ·. , x j · ·' ' t ·-·/ By Associated Press · The battle of Kentucky is shaping up for Iowa. That is to say the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the top-ranked team in The Associated Press college 'basketball. poll, will. meet the Western Kentucky Hill- toppers-. in the Mid-east regional final of- the NCAA championship tourney at Iowa City, Iowa, Saurday night if all goes well. / '"' , There's jiist two obstacles. The Wildcats^24-l, have to defeat Dayton 234, and the Hill- toppers, 24-2, have to overcome Michigan, 17-7 in! Friday's dou- .bleheSder at lowa^City. : TBS HILLTOPPERS, who crushed;; Chicago Loyola 105-86 at- Kent;v;0hio, : ,yesterday in a first round' NCAA game, would like nothing better than to meet Kentucky's Southeastern ^Conference champions. ,/ Coach John Oldham anji his .playeirs. have felt slighted, all Reason;- .because Coach;.; Adolph Rupp and his UK team took toe headlines with. a 23-game winning streak. . " ; "We've 4ost only two , games, but hardly anyone : seems ; to have heard of us," Oldham. said recently. . . · : ·· '.;;··, -.· ' · Their romp .against /.Chicago Loyola, led by the 54 combined points of - Dwight Smith and Clem Haskins, put ; the Hilltop- pers in the top rankings and made them a feared opponent of Michigan's Big , Ten Wolverines led by All-America Cazzie Russell. ';.; . THE IOWA City doubleheader is just one of four regional get-togethers Friday arid Saturday in the.NCAA. In the East first round at Raleigh, N.C., Friday, it's Duke, 23-3, vs. St. Joseph's, -Pa. 23-4, and Syracuse, 21-5, vsi Davidson 21-5. · ) . ; - : In the Midwest, first round Friday at Lubbock, Tex., it's Kansas, 22-3, vs; Southern Methodist, 16-8, and Cinchinati, 21-5, vs. Texas Western 24-1. In the Far West first round Friday at Los Angeles, it's U. of Pacific, 22-4, vs. Utah, 18-6, and Oregon State, 20-6, vs. Houston 22-5. FRIDAY'S WINNERS play at the same sites Saturday and the four survivors move on to the national semifinals and final at College Park, Md., next week, March 18-19. ^ - · ' The NIT, the other major post-season tournament, opens tomorrow night in New,., York with Temple, 20-6, vs. Virginia Tech, v 194, and -De Paul, 18-7, vs. NYU, 154. " '" : The .small college tournaments also are under way. The NCAA small college quarter-finals start today at Evansville, Ind., Long Island is paired against Akron, Abilene Christian against North Dakota, Kentucky Wesleyan against Central Connecticut and Fresno State against Southern Illinois. . THE SECOND 'r.ouhd.; of the NAIA at Kansas City today has this "-lineup: Southern Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern, 1 Grambling vs. Carroll, Mont., Central State of Ohio vs. Lakeland, Wis., Central Michigan vs, Oklahoma Baptist, Rockhurst vs. Albuquerque, Carson Ne\y- man vs. Morris Harvey, Norfolk State vs. Athens, Ala., and Midwestern, Tex. vs. Illinois Wesleyan. Colgate scored, a-home court 110-95 victory over Lafayette in the last regular season contest between major teams. UA Skiers Win Carnival Events Two University of Arizona students who learned to handle skis in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado were the leading winners of the Sahuarp Ski Club's annual Snow Carnival on Mt. Lemmon. Bill Waltner, a Los Angeles freshman who has "skied k the Colorado Springs area, was first in a strong group of men slalom racers. And Maureen Birkett, a Tucson freshman who grew up on skis in Steamboat Springs, Colo., won the first class of the women's slalom event. I said, "Show me a filter cigarette that really delivers taste and I'll eat my hat!" GOAL: PITCHER McCairsHeir Toils For Cubs By Associated Press So who needs bonuses? Certainly not Lee'Meyers, a 19-year-old rookie left-hander who hopes to land a berth on the Chicago Cubs' pitching staff. Let Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Jim Maloney and Mudcat Grant hold out for the big salaries. Lee Meyers isn't interested in the numbers on his contract. He just wants to pitch in the big leagues. .THERE'S A reason, of/course, for Lee Meyers' lack of interest in money. In two years, when he's 21, he'll have as. much of the green stuff'as n"e v heeds and more. · ' Meyers, is the: heir to $1 million left- by his- · grandfather, Paul S..Meyers, former owner of McCalTs Magazine. What's more, he stands to collect another million when he reaches 30 -- "or something like that." The young southpaw wasn't anxious for the news of his wealth.to get'around.'', ''^l :: : , .'. "That's the last thing I wanted to.be know," the.rookie tolcT newsmen · at the,,,. Cubs'; Long Beach, Calil., training camp."The one thing I want in, life is to be a major league pitcher." MEYERS WAS signed out of high school by the California Angels and had a 6-4 record in 58 innings for Quad Cities of the Midwest League in 1964. The Cubs got him on waivers a year ago and he was 7-11 in 156 innings with Wenathchee, Wash, in the Northwest League last winter. · Leo Duroeher, the Cubs' new manager, considers Meyers a good prospect and has turned him over to pitching coach Freddie Fitzsimmons, whose No. 1 chore is reducing th^ youngster's earned run average which was a whopping 5.08 last year. If the project fails, there's al- wrys that million. ' Frank Robinson never inherited §1 million and he doesn't ex- pect to either. But .he'll get along quite nicely on the $62,500 he got for signing with the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. ROBINSON, WHO, came to Baltimore in the big .winter trade with Cincinnati, was. .the Orioles' last holdout and became the highest paid player in Baltimore history when he signed the huge contract. The veteran outfielder whacked 33 home runs and drove in 113 runs with a .296 batting average for the Reds last year. ; Meanwhile Maury Wills returned from his banjo-strumming tour of Japan, ready to sign his 1966 Los Angeles Dodger contract. Wills, who stole 94 bases for the World Champions last year, won't present as much of. a problem for the Dodgers as,star pitchers Koufax and Drysdale, who are reported holding out for a $1 million package. "I had no idea they; were going to ask that much," the 33- year-old shortstop said. "I don't think I'm worth that much." ··USAC Midget . Cars Return : United States Auto :Club rac: 'ing returns to Tucson Speedway Friday night with more than 40 drivers in 110-c.c.:0f- fenhauser midget cars competing over.a full program. A 50-lap main event is the featured event. USAC drivers move on to Phoenix for another 110 Offy show at Manzanita Park there Saturday afternoon. The 150- mile third annual Jimmy Bryan Memorial Championship race for 1 Indianapolis cars is set Sunday afternoon for P h o e n i x International Raceway. Think genuine: driiik Wolfschmidt Wolfschmid^ Genuine \fodka a fifth VICTOR FISCHEI co., me., N.V, N.Y, 1001?. MADE FSOM CS.MN, so uo 100 PROOF. PRODUCT of U.S.L 1 o rusn By GLENN TRUMP Citizen Staff Writer Formation of a Governor's Baseball Commission to preserve and, if possible, .expand major league .spring training in Arizona is scheduled "for the near future," Governor Sam Goddard's office in Phoenix disclosed today. · ; "We have been coordinating our plans with the San Francisco Giants . here," Clayton Niles, Goddard's administrative assistant, told the Cifizen. "We are definitely going to initiate the project." · ' NUes acknowledged receipt of a letter from Tucson Mayor Lew Davis suggesting Roy Hobbles In Camp CASA GRANDE --If)- Orlando limps. ; This is the sad news from the San Francisco Giants spring training camp. Whether it is as bad as it looks for Orlando Cepeda, only the short time between now and the National League opener can tell. But Cepeda limped around in the outfield yesterday shagging fungoes and working out with Coach Charley Fox. "I'M STILL a little afraid to put full pressure on. it,", said Cepeda about his right knee. "It's in my head now,-- a little fear." The Giants would much rather have it in the Puerto Rican slugger's, head than the knee that required surgery .before the 1965 season. The Big O's big bat was almost dead ;silent last year and the Giants finished second, two games behind Eos Angeles. . , For hour upon hour during 1 last season and after it finished Cepeda worked to;'strengthen the knee with physical therapy, running, exercise ; ;and weight lifting. Whether he can shake the leg loose before the April 12 opener is a question that could receive a partial answer, Saturday when the . Giants open the Cactus League season against Cleveland at Tucson.; ; . STILL WITHOUT top pitching stars Juan Marichal and Bob Shaw, Manager Herman Franks has announced a sextet of non- hold-o.ut hurlers to work, the first two exhibitions:. . , ' Gaylord Perry, Joe Gibbon and Lindy McDaniel are slated for Saturday action. Gibbon came from Pittsburgh and McDaniel from Chicago in off-seas o n trades; · · · · · . : On Sunday, Franks plans to use Bob Bolin, Bill Henry and Frank Linzy, all with the Giants the last campaign. Drachman of Tucson be named chairman of the commission. :·.-' Drachman was instrilmental in bringing thp Cleveland' Indians and Giants to Arizona 20 years ago. "Drachman is already doing a very fine job for us as chairman of the Governor's Commission on Arizona Beauty, and that takes a.lot of his time," Niles said. . . . However, ; he added, that would not necessarily prevent him from-serving with the baseball group. -, At one time, as many as-five major league''teams-; trained in Arizona. There are now only .two, the Indians and Giants. ." *^ :*·',* V ·, '' · RAINED OUT : 'of "their'first'" exhibition game in Mexico City last night, the Cleveland Indians will try again-this evening Ho open their campaign against the Mexico City Reds. They will try tajtnake up the postponed .game Friday, morning at 11:30.- · .- ,, Indian Coach George Strickland plans to,.pitch Sonny Siebert and Steven Hargan tonight with Luis Tiant hurling tomorrow night's game. The Friday morning pitchers have not been decided. ' .. , Because of the Friday game, Manager Birdie Tebbetts, who remained in Tucson to work with a small group, said:he wouia not name Saturday's starting pitcher against the San Francisco Giants. ' ; t "It will depend on who pitches Friday morning," Birdie said this, morning at Hi Corbett Field. . · ; - ' - ' · · * " · * · * ' . - : "°- :: PITCHER SAM McDowell's 7- month-old son, Timothy, is undergoing medical tests ;at a Tue son clinic. McDowell didn't make the trip to Mexico City and was expected to start Saturday against the Giants. ' . - . ; ' ·*· * * TUCSON radio station KCUB will broadcast Indian games. Bernie Perlin will do the play- hy-play. * * * PRE-GAME ceremonies, Saturday will include presentations to Indians president Gabe Paul, radio .announced. Jimmy (Voice of the Indians) Dudley :and Akron, 0., sportswriter Jim Schlemmer. ... .The University of Arizona Air Force R. O.'T. C. Band will add to the color. * * * Birdie Tebbetts and Public-, ity Director Eddie Uhas will speak at a Tucson Press Club forum at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the club's quarters in. the lower level of the Phoenix Title Build' ' BOSTONIAN SHOES SHOES SOFT AS GLOVEJS. To give men more of the lightness and flexibility the! want in shoes, a method has been discovered to make leather more supple. Shoe shown by Bostonian. Available a*; $29.00 El Con Slopping Center MEN'S CLOTHING -- FURNISHINGS -- BOSTONIAN SHOES OPM Won., W*d., tnd Fri. 'til » P.M.

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