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PEARSON, KOPPE STAR AS SERAPHS CITY CHAMPS FOR NEXT 12 MONTHS " * , * Angels Jolt Dodgers in First Meeting, 6-5 By ROSS NEWMAN · . . i, r-r tun wnur PALM SPRINGS -- The Dodgers may win the per* nant The Angels may not finish In the first division. But for the next 12 months the Seraphs arc supreme In Southern California. They gained that honor by by staging one of their patented cardiac rallies to defeat the each National League pennant fa voritcs, G-5 Monday before Koppc the largest sun-bathing crowd mantle in Palm Springs' baseball history, 5,181. which Included savored the Angels' top fan--Dwlght D. Eisenhower.' Down 5-2 in the eighth Inning, Albie Pearson, who tagged seven. home runs all on last year, muscled his five five frame Into a Johnny Podrcs' fast ball and sent It over the right-field fence fair cd inches. The blow scored catch Joe Koppc and Felix Torres, on via singles, ahead of to him and set the stage for of to don the hero's In the ninth. The sweet victory was when Koppe ripped a single up the middle off rookie Willard H u n t e r score Leon Wagner who had singled and moved to an Infield out. "Sure we wanted to win this one," said a happy Bill Rlgncy in a clubhouse desert- by Angels scurrying the Dodgers' new Elec tra which takes the Seraphs Albuquerque and the first a seven-game barnstorming tour with Houston. 'It makes us city champions for a year, remarked an equally pleased F r e d Haney. "It's Important In lev- to eral ways," added Rlgney. "Beating one of the best second teams in baseball has to our confidence. Prestige-wise, it's also important, and win nlng on getaway day is al ways a good sign. It gives a to club an added lift.". With Ken Hunt for at least a week with a strained arm. Rigney revealed that the starting eight which produced the victory will probably be his against both southpaws and righthanders--"for awhile." This l i n e u p finds Bilko. Billy Moran, Koppe, Eddie Yost and Bob help on the Infield 'and Pearson, Wagner and Lee Thomas the outfield. 'I plan to play against lefthanders this year," said Kigney. "I know Thomas sidelined and Pearson can hit them. In fact Pearson may be a better hitter against southpaws. "When Hunt is able to play I'll have to decide if I'm lineup better off with Kenny in ccn tcr. and Thomas at first, or Thomas in the outfield and Steve Bilko at first. It's obvious Steve can't .handle certain Rodgers righthindtrs." Pearson agreed with his In manager. "1 hit southpaws better because I don't con Wagner cede them anything. I bear down more and won't spot them a strike like I will some righthanders." Pearson's homer came on a 3-2 pitch. "I was just looking for the ball. If you look a certain pitch with a full count you're dead." The mighty mite's homer wrote finis to what had been a superlative performance the classy Dodger southpaw, As always, Podrcs was shaky over the early going, yielded a run on a single by Pearson, a walk and wild pitch In the first and another In the second on singles by Koppe and Rodgers and Ken McBridc's deep fly to center. Picking up steam, Podrcs then spaced four hits over the for next five frames until Koppc and Torres singled to precede Pearson's two-out blast. McBride was nowhere near his usual effectiveness. He al by lowed six hits and all the Dodgers ruft in lour Innings. But Jack Spring. Dean Chance He and Tom Morgan, the winner, slammed the scoring door the rest of the way. "It was a sweet victory." said Pearson, summing up the feelings of his teammates. -pn".^; Ratebar* was the on'y ANOfL ANOLEl: 1 tried to Heal tuir ESS** 'ttSi « B«« -**i 1.3 Cllujm and Tommy Da.II solna to Wcond ·nd Kattb«eo oooa MLfiW.. ., the Anpetl drnr am lor II ua oatti. lhafa an Inrreait ot J.I77 ever lail year. Walt* Mevrt linl mn»-g homer WM Mil wcind ol the lOrtna. Ill Grba 00*1 lor IM An»Hl al A'bu- ouerot* thll atttmoon. The Ano*ii tt^n pfev at El Pav, San Antonio. Oaiiai. Fort worm and Oklahoma Gty betort ooenlno th* teawn M Chicago. Indt Lam BIIOV. cut.. 7»t_ AMI a. ml INDEPENDENT--P«g» C-l Crilirizm*; Brown Hurried Plum's Trade When the Cleveland Browns opened their summer training camp in July, 1UGO, coach Paul Brown was forced to make a decision regarding his quarterbacks Milt Plum and Jim Ninowski. Brown finally chose to stick with Plum and traded Ninowski to the Detroit Lions for linebacker Bob Long and their No. 1 draft choice, with which they later ob taincd Bob Crcspino from Mississippi. At the time. Brown admitted that "Ninowski will be a humdinger later on. All he needs is time, but I'm not in a position to give it to him." Now, after finishing second and third during the past two seasons, Brown made another decision involving the two quarterbacks. This time · 1 he gave Plum to Detroit . ; and welcomed Ninowski back 1 to the fold. j Plum, of course, must bn credited with a big assist in i the trade for placing himself 1 in Brown's "doghouse" by 1 speaking out against his ' coaching tactics a few weeks 1 ago. Plum declared that the club was in a rut because all the plays were sent In Irom the bench and that he did not have enough freedom to call audiblcs at the line of scrimmage to counter changing de fenscs. It was a foregone conclu sion right then that Plum would be plying his trade elsewhere next season. PAUL BROWN Set Up Trade As you probably know, six men were involved in one of the biggest trades in recent years. Detroit sent Ninowski defensive end Bill Glass and halfback Hopalong Cass.idaj to Cleveland in exchange for Plum, halfback Tom Watkin and center-linebacker Dave Lloyd. * * * IT WAS A\ INTERESTING deal in thit it should weigh heavily in the outcome of the two division races in the NFL next reason. Doth the Lions and Browns figure ftronyly in Ilic title picture once again. The deal began to hatch when Detroit turned to Cleveland in search for n running hack after failing to conclude trades with the Rams, San Francisco 4Ders and the Pliila dclphia Eagles. Tom Wilson was the back most discusset in talks with the Rams. Lion mentor George Wilson reveals that "we worked on the trade for two weeks and all of a sudden the quarlcibacks got into It." He left no doubt that Brown was the one who broached the subject ot switching QD's. However, Glass was the key man in the deal. Wilson admits that "without giving up Glass, there wouldn't have been any deal." Meanwhile, though, most football men we've talkec with agree that Detroit may have got the best of the deal All three men the Lions obtained figure to play regularly * * * ALL PRO FOOTBALL people will be watching the progress of Plum and Ninowski next season to see what happens. Despite playing in what he called a "stereotyped" offense, Plum nevertheless was the leading percentage passer in.the league the past two years with the Browns. He already has been promised by Wilson that he'll be allowed to call his own plays with the Lions. Plum feels he'll be much more effective with more freedom of selection. Ninowski, meanwhile, may finally corns into his own with the Browns. There is no question of his ability as a passer. He has the "big arm" so necessary to be succcssfu in pro ball. Strange-enough, Ninowski was the only one of the six players Involved In the deal who was upset by the deal. At first he declared he might not report to the Brown; next season, hut there appears to be little doubt but that he'll be there when the training camp opens next July. *· + * IT WAS NINOWSKI who smclled out the deal and caused it to be announced several days earlier than had been planned. Official announcement was not to have been made until this week at Brown's request. However, it was revealed Thursday, March 30, after Ninowski had received a phone call from Brown asking that he meet with him that weekend. Ninowski Immediately began thinking of a trade and asked Wilson point-blank If It was so. At first, the Lion roach denial II, but at he Liter oxptilnod: "I promised Krc-ATi not to uy anything, but when Jim told ui lh.it Paul had called him, we knew we couldn't hold back any longer. That's when I Inhl him he had been traded." In the meantime, a NFI. source rcvc.ilt that there have been--and still is--several opportunities to pull of "five or six" major deals, but most clubs arc reluctant to do much more dealing without first looking at their new rodkies this summer." -» ·£ ·7"~VTH.$*i **· TV ^* * * · f -y · * ' J. · ffrl At«Kl«'fd Pmt WlrtphorO THE DUKE HURRIES AND SCORES Veteran Duke Snider of Dodgers slides safety across plate in third inning as Angels' rookie catcher Hob Rodgers, tries for tag. Snider scored from second on single. Umpire is Bud Richcy. Angels won, G-5, to capture first "city championship." Maris Homers as Yanks Win Comp.l(4 trorn wirt vrrvim. The New York Yankees maintained the best record in spring exhibition games by notching their 15th victory ngainst only seven losses Monday by downing the Minnesota Twins, D-fi. Roger Maris' third homer (of the spring season gave the i Yanks an early lead, but they i« -pfc . oi raret orscns NEW YORK (UPI)--Boxer Benny (Kid) Parct, in the nimh day of a coma following his knockout by Emile Griffith, has contracted pneumonia, officials at Roosevelt Hospital disclosed Monday. In addition, Parct's coma has "deepened slightly." the officials said. Previously the coma had been described as "moderate," although Parct never has regained consciousness since being knocked out by Griffith in the 12th round of their world welterweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden, March 24. Hospital officials did not picture the pneumonia as a sudden new crisis for Paret, but simply as one more factor now going against him in his long-shot battle for life. j needed three runs in the ninth] i to pull it out. Hector Lopczt ihiphliphtod the rally with a! two-run double and Joe Pcpi- tone drove in the third run. The streaking C h i c a g o White Sox won their sixth straight with a 5-1 win over the Kansas City A's behind the impressive hurling of rookie Joel I I o r 1 en, who pitched six innings of no-hit ball before being touched for a run on successive triples by All)ie Sings o Right Song Oatfoerl At « M · «*tm .Van. 11 4 1 1 0 Pearion. l rrcfwikl, «| I 9 0 9 Voran. 2o 5ttham. 1% 4 9 1 9 Thomai. rl Care/, lo 1 0 0 ORiiko. Ib It 1 7 ? 7V:rgan. p . . J, tl 1 OOOwagner! II Sn cer, rl 1 1 9 0 roil, £ T. Davit II 1 0 1 ) IToti*. 11 10 4 1 1 1 Ridxrt. c ' 1 IMcBrioe. p Bobby Greco Sicbcrn. and Norm THE HOUSTON Colt 45's maintained their lead among National League clubs by t r o u n c i n g the Milwaukee Braves, 8-3, for a 14-7 spring record. The St. Louis Cardinals also notched their 14lh victory by whipping the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3. rrivermTO.* 1- a- KM!, Hrtwvltt (II, Manoiro 111 wo Batter, Zlmrfrman (71. W-Dal»y. L -- Mac.niflj. Hsmt run -- New Yorlr, Mans. II 9 111 9H 909--1 I 1 ._ - - (11 and laxatvll, Srfiatter (7): Mctllh, Keeoan ||), Bkid .... Uiun III and White V/-Sa«cll. L-Mc 4 9 1 0 Lllh. Horr-t run-- PMaat'phia, lavao*. 4 0 1 91 4 9 1 0 At Saratota r a.: . 9N 999 ll«-l . Botctxro. C 1 0 ) PK^»^t. 4Har»n tuttcr, Tctali ·~pur1 **s^g! out for i 9 1 I Sor.n. 1 0 I 0 Cr.ax, p l O O O : T O f m . 0 0 9 0 Burorn. Ib 0 0 0 1 0 9 i 9 4 9 I C 9 0 9 1 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 caxlnnall 14 S11» Tota't 111141 d for McBrtn* in 4*h: D-rierl mder in Itn; c--^ in ni M, HV-I t.-l t cnr cmtaw IAI Ban, Col.Qm II) and Brvan; Horlm. lo«n (II and WlN«rtr«. w-Morl«n L--Bail. At SI P«'«ritiur«. Fla r . Ill Ml 909-1 II I . 119 909 941-1 4 I YOfR (N) '"piirkev and Ctfwardil Nunn. Itorehead 171. Ca'rwood III and Omitaro. L- Nunn. HR-toVrarih I Rotxnion. At Sarateta, Fla.: - - 009I09II9-1 I I Clt» (At F.I.GIN BAYLOR Faces Pistons Tonight 24 College Grid Games Set for TV CBS announced Monday it would televise 24 college foot hall games next Fall, nine nationally and the others on a regional basis. Thirty-seven schools will be presented in the program, first on a two-year contract between CBS and the NCAA. USC and UCLA will each appear twice. The Trojans will be seen, against Duke Sept. 22 and against Washington Nov. 3. The Bruins will be seen against Stanford Oct. 27 and in the season's finale against Syracuse Dec. 8. The schedule: Sral. It-Miami Srot. ?J--Oula L - Qct.'l--Louillana St. at G«or~0a fWh Oct. IJ-Penn it. al Artnv. Michigan at JUhiBan St.. Oklahoma at Taiai. Oct. rt--Alabama at Tann»iit+, Oregon at Air Forte, P.KO at Southern M«t*odtt. Oct. 77-Oartmowtt» at Harvard. Wilton- tin at CW'O SI. Stanford at U C I A Nov. )-Notr« Dam* vl. Naw at Phila · · · " tiourt at Ntpraiha. waihKi9'on Ca'iforma Ifr-PufOo* at M.tMoan . . No 17-Piinceton at rait, PvroXrt at Jl nneieu. Ul*i V at Utah Nov 71 (lhankta.tf.pa Oa,) -- Teiai U'Jl a' Te«M Nov. }4-rA,hioan at Ohio St. [xc. i -- Arm/ vl. Na« at ft, D«c 9-Svracin* at U C L A . Lakers Go Alter Clincher The Detroit Pistons con tinuc their uphill battle to ac complishcd what no othc NBA team has ever done-win :i playoff scries after be ' i ing down by a 3-0 count-- ··^whcn they meet the Los An geles Inkers tonight in DC troit. The game will be broad cast at 5;30 p.m. on KHJ. los Angeles still k-.ids 3;and hopes to wrap up th scries with a win despite hav ing to play on the Piston home court. If Detroit wins ;hp seventh and dccidin game will be played Thiirs day night al the Sports Arena Elgin Baylor, ice cold the last game, will be in th Uiker lineup due to an Arm pass and hopes to offset th play of Willie Jones an rookie Johnny Egan, wh have been responsible for re viving the Pistons. The Boston Celtics alw hope to wind up their sem final scries with the Wa Continued Page C-3, Col. 4 Exhibition Standing* AMERICAN lUCUt w L rti. lew York IS J .117 Wain. Chicago II 9 .IMBoiton 2 / 1 4 OP-- fiwrnflM ."wil _ JW 1*1919-1 . 119 901 911-4 J' '« · e » r l £ j 103 w L rtt 19 · .171 19 II .411 9 II .400 9 II 411 7 1 4 JJ] Lo»n"(l)~ and MfNertntv. ~ w-Morlcn.| NATIONAL LEAGUE (ail. n L ril. W L Pit . ,. Moulton 14 7 .147 New Yerk 19 II 411 I Miami, ria: 'ch.ca» 14 I IWC.rK.nnal 1911.41! -! « I « loul 14 9 lUpmnuraft, 71 .,-,. ... 919 9» 9U-I » I K. C. Bail. C«4lio«n III and Bryan; Hoclen,.L. A. I? V . 11 II V .S7I Cleveland D t _ . .. t» 119 111-1 I I L. A 14 19 .111 rn.lt MflP--By I l7,^M t"- j'lW-i l"f ir M 11« I f 1 ) n J I M J t ! 5 J i ! ! * ' lYKltl · I n unnhnwoutl* 111 and Huen w-- MonbovQutrtf. L-- O«n«v«n. H*-N.«on. 1 1 Af *,··*)(· C'tr: tntmtrt . . . m m mv-1 · BI w.*ri*ln, ihKfc ft) «M Trim · I j*M»««. ·»¥*! Ml. FKKtl tl^f^fM r*^*n,'rf*»iT L--vwt r+v-f 'ni»v-B»i»-* p i U . .111 Snorts nn Hndio-TV CAIH, K.Mf. 11 1* »m De«*»ri vt. B«( V*. KFI, 1:11 »m. LJitvrt vt L»i*tott», KH1, S W .» m ltirwtll *C*m INrt.. KLf Indians Get Pedro Ramos for Power SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (/Pi--The Cleveland Indians ot a sorely needed starting pitcher Monday by'trailing rst baseman Vic Power anil pitcher Dick Stigman to lie Minnesota Twins for Pedro Itamos. No cash was involved in the eal, which was announced by Cal Griffith, president of the 'wins, in Orlando, Fla. The Indians, who have been aving troubles in spring ex- ibition games, gave up one f baseball's finest fielding irst basemen in Power. Stigman, a 26-year-old southpaw. vho was selected for the American League's 10CO Allstar Game, failed to come lirough fur the Indians lust car. He suffered a sore elbow n spring training last year nd didn't pitch until May. le compiled a 2-5 record in 2 appearances. Power. 31, with a rcspcct- ble lifetime averse if .28!), lumped to .268 last year anil it only five home runs. Cleveland manager Mel Me- Gaha tried him at second base his spring but apparently wasn't satisfied with the ar- angemcnt. · · · P O W E R PLAYED with (ansas City and the Philadelphia Athletics before coming n the Indians. Ramos, a 26-year-old right- under, was a workhorse for he Twins last year. He appeared in -12 games, winning 11 and losing 20, and had an earned run average f -1-61. The trade was made "to shore up our pitching staff. he chili's weak spot last year." Cleveland general man- iger Gahc Paul said. He said the trade, which he had discussed with Minnesota club ifficinls several weeks ago, 'gives us a regular, proven starting pitcher. pcmto RAMOS Joins Tribe Staff VIC POWER Traded to Twins "THIS MEANS Tito Fran cona or Gene Green will play first base, probably Francona In start. Al I.uplow and Chuck Kssegian will vie for Francona's left-field spot." Ramos could claim he aii- hered to the maxim, "if you can't beat 'cm, join "em." His worst lifetime record against a team is against the Indians. He has lost to the Tribe 19 times while beating them in nine games. V « « · A CUBAN, Ramos was with W a s h i n g t o n from 1035 through I960, when he went (Continued Pace C-3. Col. -I) ARCARO QUITS? * * * * Decision Today NFAV YORK CV--Eddie Arcaro, the top money-winning jockey In the history of racing, Is ncarlng retirement and a final decision on whether to quit immediately or ease from the saddle gradually Is expected to be made today. Now 4fi, the winner of more rich stakes races than any other jockey, Arcaro hasn't ridden In this country since last November at Aqueduct. In true Broadway fashion, Arcaro ha* sent out telegrams Inviting friends and newsmen to a mid-town restaurant this afternoon. The reason for the get-together wasn't announced. Arcaro, son of a former Cincinnati taxlcab driver, won hit first race on Eagle Bird at Agua Calicnte, Mexico, Jan. I t , 1932. He hat won the Kentucky Derby five times, more than any other jockey. Six Prcakncsi and six Bclmonl Slakes winners have put him ahead of any rival In that department. Tra years ago at Arlington Park, Arcaro became the first American-born jockey to win 3,000 races, and remarked: "I'm jutt going in keep on riding until I get tired and then I'll quit, xvhether It's 4,000 or 5,000 or what." Arcaro'j honts have won approximately $30 million In the last 30 years. But he has been tapering off gradually, especially since he look a hid spill aboard Black Ilillt during (he tunning of the 1959 Bclmonl Stakes. '61 Pilchinjj o \ccs Farmed Oul by Reds * TAMPA. Fla. (UPI) -- The incinnati Reds Monday op- oncd pitchers Ken Hunt and m Maloncy to San Diego of ic Pacific Coast League sub- 'ct to 24-hour recall. Gene Frccse, who broke his nkle in the spring training ame March B. was placed on ic disabled list. Two cither players were cnt to the minors in ordir lat the National L e a g u e liampions are able to meet ic 28-playcr limit by open- ng day, April 9. Top shortstop p r o s p e c t Clnco Ruiz joined Hunt and laloncy on the 24-hnur call st in San Diego, uml Boh Uscnhoovcr, also a pitcher, vas sent to San Diego, the leds' farm club, on regular iption. Hunt and Maloncy played ·ital roles in last year's pennant drive. Hunt had a 9-10 ccord, Maloncy 0-7. However, they failed to live up to expectations this spring. Hunt was bombed for six runs on 'our hits and three w a l k s Sunday in a three-inning stint igainst the Chicaco White Sox. Maloncy worked Saturday and was tagged for 12 runs on eight hits and six walk* in five innincs by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today's Sports Card ManOTt ta(**-Sa-'l Aitta. 1 M 0rn. 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