Independent from Long Beach, California on March 11, 1966 · Page 46
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;Angels Fear Labor lack bv Czar By ROSS NEWHAN . M- Sim writ* y Judge Robert . Cannon 'hile the 'office itself re'.PALM SPRINGS -- Players mained apart from baseball's of', the California Angels - s ;Thursday accused Robin Rob- ·-»:· erts and Jim Banning of "rail,.= ;.reading" a labor-orientated jWman into the hierarchy of ,,; baseball and .will attempt to ·;..,.block his election through the .*.;j circulation of a letter to all ·j.v-major league players. jrf: ; Player representative Bob j "rR'qdgers revealed that the Angels "have assumed the. ini- ^. tUtive"- in.opposing the elec- _ , 4io'n of Marvin Miller as ad- ^.'."'.mifiistrator 'of the Major ^'.'jteague Baseball P l a y e r s ...,'./Vssn., now a permanent of""' tice under commissioner William Eckert. ,.,,,....;'We are not knocking Mr. ·'·'· Miller," explained Rodgers. a'!,"After all, very few of us -V:J,.khow the man. We object to ijf-vjiis background, which seems ^detrimental to our cause. *r.;. '/:. · · * * . * * . 5:':.^' -"THERE IS no place In £;. .baseball for labor and this ';-: ^man has been associated with j;.i labor all his life. We have en- C.VJpy 6 ^ a f' ne relationship with ·A tjiie owners over the past few CT- years by dealing and bargain '-.ing in a friendly manner. We -tiff: not believe in forceful 'Jlabdr-type negotiations." , 48, has served as as to the president o: Steelworkers of Amer ^ic|i-since 1960. Prior to that r-Vjfs\specialized in labor econ -/'qrny both in and out of the ;.-government, and was'a spe- ·j oisl advisor to Richard Nixon '-Vtiiiring the presidential cam .;-.pSign of ;1960 He was nominated for a two-year' term ($50,000 an nually) as Players Assn. ad fjnitiistrator at a meeting' o major. league player' reps Miami'March 3-4. In the past the services required by. th association had been' rendered tiain of command. C a n n o n , highly-respected y the athletes, had been the layer reps initial choice in December when the position vas placed under Eckert's ving. However, the judge reused p r i m a r i l y on the rounds he would be'forced to move from Milwaukee to New fork. I think it should be made lear that we are Definitely n favor of the permanent es- ablishment of this .office," aid Rodgers. "Events of the ast few years, especially in he area ofv television, have made the responsibilities too great for.one man to handle jn a part-time basis," *. * » « RODGERS allowed The Independent to paraphrase the etter which has been signed jy a majority of Angel players and will be circulated to all major league athletes. It las already received the sup xrt .of player reps Mex Al vis of Cleveland and Larry Jackson of the Cubs. , bur feeling is that the administrator should have .egal background and a back ground.that the club owners can respect. ' . . . we do not'feel tha Mr. Miller is our man and feel the method of. his selec tion at the meeting was done by a few and the result o this meeting has hot the' ap proval of the ballplayers. . let's not be railroadec into something that will no help us now or in tha future. Jimmy Piersall was th most vocal of the playei supporting the. letter. "This has been a railroa job by Roberts and Bunning, said Piersall. "Roberts is th only one who even know [iller and I question Roberts ght to be on the screening ommittee when he isn't ever player representative. It eems he's elected himself nairman of the board. 1 I'm not sure that rairroad vas the right word, but there e r t a i n l ' y was a hurry-up rocess," said Rodgers. "It was highly unnecessary con- idering the magnitude of the ob. . " , "When; Cannon turned it own," explained Rodgers, Roberts and Bunning were appointed to the screening ommittee 'in January. It's rue, Roberts is not a player rep, but it was his idea to establish the permanent office wo years ago. And we felt he was en- itled to the position. When we met three weeks ater, Roberts and Bunning roposed three or four names. R o b e r t s (currently pitching 'or Houston) was one of only hree players present -who even knew Miller, but he was shoved through. CThe action ·equires ratification by- all players.) * * * * "THE THING is that these meetings were held during :he winter when the players reps were unable to poll their teams. I am now afraid that f a labor man is elected our relationship with the owners will be jeopardized." Rogers revealed that he has LWt «VOv CIIH.. M., Mir. 11, IrU INDEPENDENT--P*g» C-3 not .been contacted teamsters, but that by his the SPRING MADNESS BEGINS New .York Yankee pitching ace Whitey Ford hops on one foot after being struck on ankle by baseball hit by Mickey Mantle during pepper game at Ft. Lauderdale Thursday. Pitcher Bill Stafford watches Ford dance. At right, pitcher Joel Horlen of Chicago White Sox is starting his slide as Boston Red Sox catcher John Tillman has ball; Tillman tagged out Horlen in opening exhibition game. EXHIBITION OPENERS Astros Edge Twins ·V AsiK1*tN Baseball's spring training I fourth inning against the Sen- exhibition season got started Thursday with a light sched- action would be the same as it is toward Miller. The $32 m i l l i o n players pension fund would be quite a haul for Jimmy Hoffa's truckers. "We have," said one agitating Angel, "labored too long fo r what we have to allow labor to take it away." : Elgin Tackles Detroit, All Other Competition By DOUG IVES 'i, 1 . '.-from a box office stand- ,·= point, Elgin Baylor picked the '·perfect time of year to start '·'performing like a superstar 'again. With the NCAA regionals, -,·- GIF playoffs and state jaycee championships to compete with, the Lakers-Detroit game isn't exactly a top-notch attraction, especially since the Lakers already have wrapped up the Western Division title .^But · with Baylor looking .-'like the Baylor of old, it's NBA Standings EASTERN DIVISION "·.-· W L Pel. - --Philadelphia ----M " ·«' '-." Boiton __ 50 24 .«S» f - Cincinnati . 44 3° -^ ;--H«w York -~:r.Zr» 43. .403 ' ". WESTERN DIVISION , ' San · Frariclsco . 3? Detroit . Jt ·: , x^-CI Inched division Hire. 1 · - Thursday's-Rei 'Boston 124, Cincinnati 1 · ..(Onlv ' ' -' Detroit at Cikers~. 'Baltimore at Hev/ York. ' (Only.names ' py calls for more and more ctivity. The Lakers' host Detroit ext Tuesday and St. Louis n Friday. Then they play in Francisco Saturday be ore coming, back for the flarch 20, finale Sunday gainst thp.Warriors. Since San Francisco and St .otiis are still battling for a layoff berth, the Lakers wil e obliged to go all out. As 5chaus put it, "some guys vill get a little more rest, bu we plan on winning all ou emaihing games-" SHORT SHOTS: Till Lakers won 1h last year quite possible that fans could show up 10,001 at th L.A. Sports Arena (8:30) t watch the master in action. In the last seven games Baylor has averaged 30.9, an in the last four 34.7, His fa mous corkscrew shot is work ing again, and his passes o1 the fast-break are once mor a tiling of beauty. Coach Fred Schaus plan to give Jerry West, Walt Haz zard and Rudy LaRusso som extra rest, but Baylor's the t. L The/ , - [cad by scwen this innol will more flames, re ffa 42.33 . present mark I; 42-33 . . . Chicle Hen Aooreclatwn Wont li scheduled ne "uttday . . . A variety of special awan nd surprises nave been lined wi d he popular radio and TV announcer . . Tom Hoover, purchased recently by tfi Lakers, would be e!lgK!e for the pla ofts If the Lakers want Mm . . . Ttv Lakers figure to enter the playoffs abou April 1 ... Against Eastern Dlvlsk ouoonercls, 1h« Lakers finished with «4 record . . . They wer« 6-4 Cincinnati, i-5 vs. New York, 3-7 30slon and 2-8 vs. Philadelphia. Peggy Retiu'iis for Ice Show BOSTON (UP!)--Californ teen-ager Peggy Fleming r turned to the scene of h first competitive triump Thursday in a brief interru tion of her European tov stemming from her wor ladies figure skating cham pionship two weeks ago. The 17 - year - old U. queen was here for three da of performances in the loc "Ice Chips of 1966" show. on (0) and E. Narum, BUS, Newman's Sore Arm Suddenly Worries Angels PALM SPRINGS -- Angel ainer Freddie Frederico ad- tits he is "greatly concerned" ver the soreness which has estricted the throwing of red Newman to a few lobs uring the last week. Newman, No. 2 in the rota- on, reported the sore right rm last Thursday and, after utily attempting to throw ard, has now been told not o touch a baseball for three ays. I ca« ule. Only two National League teams were in action, and both won. The Houston As tros nipped tha defending American League champion Minnesota Twins 7-6 'in 11 innings and C i n c i n n a t i whipped Kansas Gity 5-3 on a three-run homer by Leo Cardenas. In other games, the New York Yankees got two-run homers from Clete Boyer and Joe Pepitone for a 7-4 victory over Washington and a .double steal helped the Chicago White Sox nip the Boston Red Sox 4-3. Vic Davalilld belted a '400- foot home run and Luis : Tiant pitched three scoreless innings as the Cleveland Indians and the Mexico City Tigers played "*gft| d ~ ators with an old-time display of Yankee power. John Orsino and Ken Hamlin homerec for Washington. Bob Friend making his. first appearance in a Yankee uniform, pitchec three scoreless innings, allow ing three singles. E. Howard, Fernandez «! tier .M), Koplltz (7L Boimw Orjtao, French (6). WP-Frien: UTr. HRS--Peoftone. Bover, Or -Titrn. _ 21I-II040X--4- :· (41 and Tlllman d Romano, McNerl LP_ Wilson. . llt-lU-MO-- 5-1 . . . - . MlttMCITV ,, 2K400-M1--1-3. EMU, OT03!- 14], Zannl 17) ord El wards, Pavletlch (7); Tomolclns, SMWo --- -' Latrtun. Kmll (4), Zacnary (7). Carp' (10) and Bateman; Kaal, Boswell (: Wfatby (S), Kirpoilelrj II) Crkfer I Bailey, MlttcrwaW (4). WP--Cai :rider, HR--Mlncher. ^xlcojlty^ M.«lco: - _ 1 understand if the oreness was in a joint at the I b o w or shoulder," said Frederico, "but the fact that t is in the muscle,' at the top the deltoid, has me con- ;erned." Dr. Juies Rasinski, the new Angels team physician, wil )e present when N e w m a n : does throw Saturday or Sunday. * * * * ANGEL AN9LES: Manaw Bill money named the followlno lineup to oppose E rnJt BrOflllf and the'Cubs Saturday: Iwl Idviil, 3b; WlllFi) smim, [f; Jim a 1-1 tie that was halted by rain after five Innings. Jerry Kindall, playing first base, bobbled Walt Bond's bouncer and Sonny Jackson scampered home with the winning run for the Astros against Minnesota. Don Mincher slammed three hits for the Twins, who overcame an early 6-0 Houston lead. Cardenas, connected against Kansas City reliever Jack Aker in the sixth inning as he Reds snapped a 2-2 tie. Three Cincinnati pitchers -Samy Ellis, Jim-OToole and Dom Zanni -- limited the A's to three hits. Boyer and Pepi- ~and S1 valWo. Trade Talk Engulfs Cubs' Camp By AL LARSON Trade talk engulfed the pring camp of the Chicago Cubs Thursday as manager Leo Durocher gave his 45 layer squad a full day's vaca- ion from training. Tliree of the eight Cub out ielders in camp are veterans as well as high-salaried left fielders. They are George Altman, Wes C o v i n g t o n, and Harvey Kuenn. There.are Indications thai the Cubs will deal at least one of this trio. While he awaited developments, Duro cher named Altman as the starter in left for Saturday's opener of the spring exhibi Sion game season against the Angels in Palm Springs. The Cubs have been with out an established left fielder since first Hank Sauer and later Ralph Kiner played the position in the middle 1950s. The Cubs have tried to deal for Al Ferrara of the Dodgers, a right-handed hitting put fielder, but without success. In his hunt for a new center fielder Durocher said he would play rookies Byron Jrowne and Bob Raudman be- lind veteran Ty Cline, ob- ained f r o m t h e Atlanta Sraves via the draft route last December. With their first day off since reporting to Long Beach Feb. 27, many of the players enjoyed a round of golf at La Costa Country Club. Others went fishing while a few took a harbor cruise. The club will hold its fina! workout at Blair Field this morning at 10, then bus to Palm Springs at 2 o'clock. Following Sunday's exhibi tion game with the Angels, 29 players continue oh to Arl zona while 16 others return to Long Beach. Coach Rube Walker wit onduct daily drills at Blair vltli eight p i t c h e r s , three catchers, four infielders, and one outfielder. They are pitchers Chuck Hartenstein, Billy Hoeft, Bob Humphreys, Paul Jaeckel, Dick J a m e s , Bob 'aarlberg, Len Church, Bill Connors; catchers John Du- dck, John Felske, Don Bryant; infielders J o e Amalfitano, John Boccobella, Ron Campbell, Paul Popovich; outfielder Ken Hunt. Senior Handball tiiUffi StM** ._ vs. ynrtaur * - - ypfnro. I ».m. tone both connected in the In case you think Chrysler is just another pretty face. =nMOSl, ll« Wilt*, [f! Slefcern, Ib; .,._.. ... id Klrtrnatrttlr, rf; Bobby (noop, ?b; Bob Rodgers, c; MM Chance, ~ttfc Ee«tt and Ed Sukla, - llS.'P'-^"^-** ind'Den fveui" mTk'eslbV .'.T Gates"open - 11:30 Saturday "' ^^ , I Sunday exl ill be televised In color al !-.,, ICTLA lit wirh (udeV BKrmer a -- mlkeslde. . . . Holiday",*.! [he affair i. . . . BravM Dvtr is MC for produced oy entrynic Faun ' " Firvwrmnv--ROSS City Basketball Celts Turn Back Royals, 124-120 CINCINNATI (UPI) --the Boston Celtics clinched at least a second-place tie in the National Basketball Assn.'s Eastern Division and moved within a half game of first- place Philadelphia with a 124-120 v i c t o r y Thursday night o v e r t h e Cincinnati Royals. · Sam Jones dropped in two free throws with 38 seconds left to snap a 117-117 tie, and John Havlicek stole the ball for an easy dunk shot to clinch it for the Celtics. D Semlflnns Holkftr Harbor (S» Full Kramer (13) F ... 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