Independent from Long Beach, California on April 2, 1962 · Page 19
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 19

Long Beach, California
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Monday, April 2, 1962
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HOCKEY FAN HEAL, TRIES TO SWIPE CUP ' CHICAGO (UP!) -- The tension of the Stanley Cup playoff series was too much for one Montreal Canadlen fan Sunday night. He tried to steal the cup. A* a result Kenneth Kl- lander;25. of Montreal, was held by Chicago police. · They said 'he broke the lock of a show case 'In which the cup* was displayed in the Chicago Stadium, pushed open the sliding glass door, took the cup In his arms, and headed for the door. Six feet from the case, he asked an usher to open the door to let him out of the building, and when the usher hesitated, police said, Kilandcr offered him $250 to open the door. At that point police in- HONOR ANGELS, DODGERS More Than 1,000 at Baseball Banquet The Angels' Rocky Bridges and Wally Moon of the Dodgers'were named the most inspirational players on their respective teams Sunday night as a crowd of more than 1,000 attended the fifth annual Baseball Writers' Banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Bridges received the Fred Hancy Trophy as'the player the Angels considered most inspirational in I9CI. , Moon was awarded the Charles Di Giovanna Memorial Trophy as the "player who most typifies Dodger tradition." Hurler Ken McBride was honored as the Angels' player of the year while pitcher Johnny Podrcs won the same Dodger award. Lee Thomas of the Angels and Ron Pcrranoski were given the rookie awards while sophomore honors went to Ell Grba and the Dodgers' Ron Fairly. The cuests were entertained by everyone from comedian Bob Ncxvhart to banjo-playing Dodger shortstop Maury Wills. Famed story-teller Danny Thomas was the emcee. George Lederer of the Independent. Press-Telegram, president of the Baseball Writers, presided at the banquet. In addition, the players themselves for the first time provided part of the entertainment. Three Dodger headtlncrs--Sandy Koufax. Willie Davis and Don Drysdale--offered their song parody, "A Diamond Is a Man's Best Friend." Both teams return to the diamond today, engaging in their first intra-city meeting at Palm Springs. tcrvcncd. The score at the time the Incident happened was 4-0 In favor of the Chicago Blackhawks who won, 4-1. Lt«f ItKk, M~. Anil I. lit: C-l By GEORGE IEDERER ("mifidcnlial Kx|)r(rssions LAS VEGAS--Clubhouse confidential: Could it be that Dodger general manager Burzie Bavasi will pull up stakes and Join the Angels in a similar or belter capacity? Word from the cactus grapevine is that Bavasi has received some feelers. If and when he makes such a move, it would mean a 75 per cent turnover in the Dodger staff. Most would follow him. * * * IN-FIELD AND OUT has it on good authority that Gene Woodling will be wearing a Yankee uniform by opening day or sooner . . . Yankee players arc betting on it ... Washington players arc betting on it ... Woodling is counting on i t . . . so is Jimmy Picrsall. Draw your own conclusion. CASINO CAPERS: Dinah Shore dealing black BUZZIE BAVASI j.ick at the Riviera Hotel . . . GoIn P «° Angels? Dodger players surrounding the table . .. Duke Snider winning before one of the pit bosses broke up the party- Wives of three Dodger pitchers with sore arms after a long session at the slot machines . . . The one-armed bandits throwing the best curves. Walter Alston's comment to oddsmakcrs favoring the Dodgers: "I hope they're more accurate than the last two years." . . . Dodgers were favored in 1960 and 'Gl. finished fourth and second. Add Alston comment:' 'This is a great place. Not only do we lose all our money, but all our baseballs, 599." Batting cage at Cashman Field is a little league model, no more than a backstop ... Dodgers lost 150 balls in two days of batting practice. * * * MUSICAL NOTES: Latest Dodger act is duo of Maury Wills on banjo and pitcher That Tillotson on electric guitar ... They previewed before a full house at the Riviera Hotel . . . If they return for a fall booking, they'll need an extra large marquee: Maurice Morning Wills and Thaddcaus Asa Tillotson. Best way to judge Dodger pay scale is by the musical scale ... Alston, Roscboro and Tommy Davis play the mcl' odrca, a German-made instrument combining harmonica witl: piano-type keys . . . Alston paid $.15 for his. Roseboro $25 and Davis $15. * * * IF LEO DUROCHER HAS any influence, relief pitcher Jack Smith Is a cinch to survive the May roster cutdown .. Smith is a licensed barber, giving Leo a chance to have his hair cut by appointment, even on the Dodger plane. Smith sat out the 19CO season because of contract diffi culttcs, decided that he could do some trimming, too. He pui In 1,800 hours at barber college in Huntington, W. V.i. graduated magna kum crewcut. At Vcro Beach, Smith set up shop in-hirroom and di( a better business than camp barber. He charged minor leaguers $1, "let the big boys pay me what they want. Duro chcr and Bavasi were the best tippers. Leo must have likc my work. He came back three times." * * * CAPSULE COMMENT: Don Drysdale, describing Vcro Beach: 'It's a place where if they held a beauty contest, nobody could win it.' Mel Roach, traded from Cleveland to the Phillies: "It's good to be back in the big leagues." SPORTS NAMES IN THE NEWS Twenty-five players who took part in the 1962 Nat i o n a l AAU Basketball Tournament were nominated Sunday for the U. S. team which will compete for the world basketball championship at Manila it: December. THE NEW YOR*K Rang- crs and Chicago Black- hawks, each having lost their first two games in the Stanley Cup semifinal playoffs, got in the win column Sunday night. The Black- hawks trounced the Montreal Canadians, 4-1, and the Rangers nodded the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-4. · · * · BILL BRIDGES scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Kan- rax City Steers to a 12(5115 victory over the Cleveland Pipers in the opening game of their bcst-of-five jeries for the American Basketball League championship. The game was at K. C. where the second will be played Tucuday. COLORFUL Billy Martin's 12-year major league playing career apparently has ended. The Minnesota Twins announced that Martin has accepted a job as special scout in the club's front office. Martin was re leased last Friday by the Twins and given a chance to make a deal for himself. « · · · NIGERIA'S Dick Tiger, his status as a No. 1 middleweight challenger en hanced by Saturday night's easy victory over Henry Hank, called Sunday for a shot at cither of the mud died division's "champions." Terry D o w n c s and Paul Pender currently arc split ting the title. * · * · KELSO, horse of the year for the past two racing sea sons, arrived ir. New' York Sunday and is pointing for the handicap "triple crown' which includes the Metropolitan May 30, The Sub urban July 4 and The Brooklyn July 21. Independent · . - · - - . · · - « p . " sti»#*"i r.4flff , (.· · - ' · . ' . y-J: · ·1jj*®Ji L '-%$*-\ ^ * ' ' ' ' '-- ···-··.· : - ; f' uVvfac-vW . \nflP£ ¥^Z^:^~^:^l~-;"^^ZW~ : -'--'"·"· JP- i^-^4i P-V..'.S««k * :·!::··. ~.vr/,-..v.-;-vV. s y. :·?.;..; - ,..;^\-?^v/*,''-: ·· * ; · : · · - *U · t; J ··-"* ;\a»j^ "'·····: ·'··-·*%« .V f-r-v-v^-w^:^;^^ *"-A. -w? -- St»'l PtiCtO t» Eeb ihf-nw THEY'KE OFF AND ItUNMNG AT ASCOT Clark White (77) and Dick Dorrestcyn (76) lead parade at start of 100-lap TT feature at Ascot Park Sunday. 1 Angels, Dodgers Collide By ROSS NEWIIAN I. P-r Ittlf writir PALM SPRINGS -- The stands will be bare of pennant drapings, but there vill be all the fever of a 'Freeway Scries" when the Angels and Dodgers collide or the first time this afternoon at the Polo Grounds. The SRO sign has been posted and the word exhibi- ion discarded as managers Bill Rigncy and Walt Alston arc prepared to shoot the .vorks in this much-anticipated battle. Proceeds will go i) a charity foundation cstab- ishcd by the two clubs which should quickly grow into many-figures proportion when this rivalry becomes an annual two-game scries at Chavez Ravine. * · * » WE DO not intend to lose this one." said Rigncy Sunday as he named ace Ken McBride to face the Dodgers. Alston echoed the same sentiment as he tabbed his ace. Johnny Podrcs. In face the Angels. The Dodgers bring a 14-D record into the historic meeting while the Angels counter with an 11-10 mark. There will be no television (the Angels claim they were willing), but there will he an interesting battle for radio ratings. Buddy Blattner. Don Wells and KMPC will square off against Vince Scully, Jerry Doggett and KFI in the first face-to-face competition I (Continued Page C-2, Col. 2) 8.652 AT ASCOT Dorresteyn Bags TTMain By KEN PIVERNETZ Dick Dorresteyn showed n overflow crowd of 8,652 it Ascot Park Sunday why ic's the national TT cham- lion as he breezed to an easy 1 Dodger Platoon Settled By GEORGE LEDERER · I. P-T JUtt Wrlttr LAS VEGAS--With the season opener only eight days away, manager Waller Alston appears to have set- led on at least one of his multiple Dodger platoons. --The combination he used in i 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians Sund.iy is the most ikely to face right-handed litching. It is the best balance IB can muster between of- cnse and defense. The lineup with spring averages: Maury Wills, ss .215 Jim Gllllam, 2b .486 Wally Moon, If .106 Duke Snider, rf -120 Ron Fairly, Ib .151 John Roscboro, c .273 Daryl Spencer, 3b .244 Willy Davis, cf .254 Spencer is the only right landed hitter in this group. Against left-handed pitching. Tommy Davis and Frank Howard are certain to move into the lineup and Lee Walls can be classified as probable. Howard would replace Fairly at first base, T. Davis and Walls going to the outfield. · * * * WITHOUT much speed on either side, it becomes a necessity for Willie Davis In he the regular center fielder in the spacious outfield of Dodger Stadium. Alston already has decided on Roscboro as the daily catcher, save for douhlcheaders and an occasional rest later in the season Still to he resolved is the status of rookie second baseman Larry Burright and third baseman Andy Carey. Un doubtcdly, Rurrighi will get occasional starts, cither "to give Gilliam n rest or to free him for some duty at thin base. Carey will be the No. 1 utility man at third and short Alston is thinking of car rying 12 pitchers, at least for I he first 30 days. He has yet (Continued Taic C-2, Col. I win in the 100-lap Jimmici Phillips Memorial. Taking the lead on the fourth lap, Dorrestcyn gradually increased his lead to the point that by the end of the race he had lapped third place finisher Ralph White [of San Diego. Dick Mann ofl |EI Sobrante was second. DORRESTEVN had the sec- jnnd fastest qualifying time, but Bakersficld's Clark White eat him into the first turn nd held the lead for three aps before Double D caught and passed White on turn wo for good. While held second place for 53 laps before a pit stop vreckcd his hopes. He even- ually finished sixth. Mann, who finished second at Daytona Beach a month ago, rode a consistent race o finish second while Ralph While held off Jimmy Plain 'or 20 laps to eventually fin sh third. * * · * LAKEWOOD'S Dick Ham icr had the day's fastest qualifying time but lost his x1c position on the first time md after that fell far back, le ended up fourth. Dorrcstcyn's winning time of 1:24.44 broke the track record he set last year of 1:26.59. A record field of 124 riders WILT GETS INTO T I I K ACT Fists, Elbows Fly As Celts Trim Warriors BOB COUSY Too Old to Fight BOSTON I/PI -- Boston ran, Scxcral fist fights cruplrd] rebounded and had Hill Rus- and .in outpouring of a Bossell put the clamps on Will ton Harden crowd jammed Chamberlain for a crushingjthe floor before Boston took 119-104 victory over Phila-la 3-2 edge in the best of dclphla Sunday, with thcjsevcn Eastern Division Na game punctured by late vio- tional Basketball Association lencc. ' playoffs. attempted to qualify. First 10 finishers: Die* Dorrett«n ($«n Pibtol: Dick Main (tl Sobrantt); RVrft Vtfbl* ISM D.toal: OKU Hammer (Lilrwoodl: t* d.« Muller (L*nenlfr); Clark White [Baierstieidij tuna* Bm (van Nwvii. Jimmy putt (El SowaMel) Wa«r» Sum. rwr IFrnno); Jell Sctrrv ( DODGKKS DUCATS FOK BLAIK CONK All reserved teat tickets for next Sunday's Dodger- Braves game at Blair Field have been sold out, It was announced Sunday. A limited number of bleacher general admission tickets will go on sale at Blair on the day of the game. I larsh words h e w c e n Chamberlain and Sam Jones, fist fight between veteran ~arl Braun of Boston and Philadelphia's Al Attics and threatened outburst pitting Guy Rodgcrs again;/ burly Jim Loscutoff set off two major mob scenes. '. No injuries resulted. Referee Sid Borgia ejected Tom Ilcinshon fmm the game iflcr still another roughing ncidcnt. · · · · DUPLICATING their previous two victories, the Celtics had the issue settled by halftimc on n pair of .Id-point outbursts, leading 72-49 at intermission. The W a r r i o r s simply couldn't keep up with the Joneses -- the Celtics' unrc- ,il til Sam and K. C. Russell scored 29 points to Chamberlain's 30. Bill blan- ctcd Wilt so well that the scoring king had only four of n field goal tries, Another Picture on C-2 11 points and was outre- tmundcd 11-9 by his tormentor in the crucial first half. Russell also contributed numerous blocked shots and assists to the decision. * · * * CHAMBERLAIN said after the game "I don't know what upset him (Sam) hut I'm sure going to find nut." Asked if he were trying tc sh.ikc hands with Sam. Wilt replied: "If I was, it was the last time I'll try it." Jones said he and Wilt were doing some shoving and r i i n IM o r P I rM. or ioM / J l ) \l Arlt.r, 4 i ! ·ndtri % J) S 11 Mttthrrv 4 *4 Oull.ll 10 t II 4 Jt Jw.t II I 1 J duW 11) . jonvt 4 1 ) ··*» o oo 4 0 ? M II III If,, 3 ) 1 * 4 I 0 7 J ·rn 7 J 1 1 3 ) C J 3 I I 2 ! Totl'l 41 J1 J) I I I If Ttt|l| 34 4I n IM tltM U U 11 It-Ill SAM HKACHKS KOK HELP Sam .tones of Boston Celtics pirks up stool to help drfpml ;i;;;iinst hulking Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia Warriors during skirmish in Sunday's game. Kxliihitinii Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L PCt. W L Pel. Nfw York 14 t Ml L. A. It tl .)!« 11 I .til Mimwull I II .at -- I II .43« I IS J4I . . 7 14 JU N1TION1L IE«OUE W L PCt. W L Pit II .»··» toi Fr«v II II .411 14 I -AU Pitflbur*^ t I .48 Si. ie«ii 11 I jw r«Kim«-i » 11 L. A. 14 f .Ut P*»l«9rfi« « II . Nw Y«» II II 4» U.h»u*H I 14 JOO 1 - BaiTirrer* 1} I 400 Bofo*! K»t. ot« 11 i joo a«n» nifi. 10 · -S» Dtlrnt ZORRO VERSALLES '11 OKAY' NOW Today'* Sporls Card i»«rnm«*'ft Ifttw-P** Pxitc AM* ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Volatile, versatile Zoilo Versallcs has conquered his homesickness for strife- torn Havana and is ready for a great year at hort- slop for the Minnesota Twin*. Vcrsallcj s o l v e d the homesick problem by the fimple expedient of bringing his wife, Josephine, here from Cuba. She is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Stihem, the Twin City couple who befriended Versallcs last year when Versallcs quit baseball for a couple of weeks when his moods got the heller of him. She's expecting a biby in a month and Vcriullct it looking forward to selling up his own home. "No more hnmescck," says Xoilo, or "/orro" as his teammates c.ill him. "I feel hok.iy." Vcrs.illes' brother and father arc still in Havana, and he is lighllipprd on that subject. "I ,1 inter. Everything hokay," is all he will My. when it looked as if the giant Warrior were coming aflcr him he picked up a stool at the side of the floor In prn- lect himself. "He was coming toward me and I wasn't just gonna stand there. I looked around and saw the stool," he said. BRAUN claimed that he could not understand what had happened to set Attics I (Continued Page C-2, Col. 2) Sport* on Itmlio-TV IADIO DMCTI n. AOJTO. KMPC. KM. 1» ,,»*-, ootroui Wit Vww, K'LM 10)1 FM). } W 0m tlUVItlOlf M«Ki«« C-C«t *tfiy. HCOP 111). Cot T'CV 'fcMJ |tl. 1 1 . 1 ) pm.'

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