Giants Whitewash Braves In 1962 Season Opener M-M f Sfcowron Pace Yankee Win, Reds Jolt LA Dodgers By NOUMAN MILLER UP! Sporls Writer , Amid all that noisy cannonading by the likes of Bob dementi' Wally Post, Gino Cimoli and (he "Yankees' famed "M and M boys," the shots that rank loudest in the major leagues Tuesday were fired by the new Cold 45s and two-gun Rowan Mejias. The Houston Colts introduced major league baseball to the land 'of the Alamo and Mejias shot off a double-barreled salute in the form of a pair of three-run bom ers that made it an easy five-hit, 11-2 conquest for Bobby Shanlz over the Chicago Cubs. . And speaKing of shoot-'em-ups, Soger. .Maris, Mickey Mantle and Bill Skowron each blasted a home run to help power the world champion New York Yankees to Jim Owens in the third and Don Hoak immediately followed with another homer. At San Francisco, Marichal hit a two-run single off Spahn and 7-6 opening victory over 'the struck out 10 batters while pitching his three-hitter. Willie Mays homered in the first off Spahn, who was driven out when the Giants scored four runs in the fourth inning.. In the American League, Maris went 10 games ahead of his record 1961 timetable by hitting a three- run homer off Billy Hoeft in the Baltimore Orioles. Whitey Ford started the game for the Yankees and Luis Arroyo saved it in the ninth. As one wise- guy put it upon leaving Yankee Stadium, "It was just like watching an old television movie on the late show." Three Shutouts While the homer-hitters decided fjf ln gkowron earlier had hit an most of the games on the first big program of the 1962 season, there were three brilliant shutout pitching jobs, by Dick Donovan of the Cleveland Indians, Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants and Bob Friend of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The biggest crowd of the day showed up at Los Angeles, where 52,564 watched Wally Post's three- run seventh-inning homer spoil the Dodgers' debut in their new Chavez Ravine Stadium, 6-3. In other National League games, Bob Clemente, the major leagues' leading hitler in 1961, hit the first grand slam homer of this season to help Friend and the Pirates blank the Philadelphia Phils, W, and the Giants beat Warren Spahn and 6-0. ' Donovan pitched a five-hitter as the Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-0; Glno Cimoli's three- run homer gave the Kansas City Athletics a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins; and Sherman Lollar's ninth-inning single drove in the Chicago White Sox' winning run in a 2-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels. Mcts Rained Out The scheduled debut of the New York Mels against the Cardinals at night in St. Louis was rained Detroit Tigers were idle. Three ex-Pirates helped the Colt 45s beat the Cubs before a disappointingly small crowd of 25,271 at Houston's temporary new ballpark. Mejias hit a three-run homer in the third, inning off Chicago starter Don Cardwell and repeated in the eighth inning against Al Lary to drive in six runs for the day. Catcher Hal Smith also hit a Houston homer. Shantz, who has not been a regular starter since he won 24 games for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1952, had a shutout until Ernie Banks hit the 299th homer of his career for the' Cubs in the seventh. Post's three-run homer off : lefty Johnny Podres in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and earned the Reds their win over the Dodgers. Bob Purkey got the victory, although Bill Henry saved it by pitching the Reds out of a bases- loaded, one-out jam in the eighth. Pirates Blast Owens Friend held the Phils to five hits and walked only one Phils batter. Southpaw Billy O'Dell will have too excited about discussing what something to shoot at tonight happened. Marichal also collected two hits, .he San Francisco Giants against the Milwaukee Braves. For Juan Marichal, the Giants' lithe right-hander, started the 1962 Clemente hit his grand slam off season on a sparkling note Monday by holding the Tribe to three ills in pitching the Giants to a 6-0 victory. He had a one-hitter going as far as the ninth then was tagged 'or singles by Tommie Aaron and Frank Boiling. But third baseman Jim Davenport turned Joe Torre's tricky bounder into a double play that helped quell the threat. Carlton Willey, 6-12 last year, posted a 7-5 mark last season. A crowd of 39,177 watched Marichal strike out 10 Braves with shortstop Hoy McMillan then ex- Henry Aaron-one of the league's P'oded for four more in the new most feared sluggers -- whiffing fourth. seen nside-the-park homer with a man on and Mantle connected with the bases empty off Skinny Brown to tie the score in the eighth. American League Baltimore 021 001 020- 6 11 0 New York 000 230 02x-- 7 10 1 Hoeft, Brown (6), Wilhelm (8) and Triandos. Ford, Terry (7), Arroyo (9) and Howard. Winner- Terry (1-0). Loser--Brown (0-1). HH--Temple, Skowrn, Maris and Mantle. three times. "His control seemed Cleveland Boston Donovan Angels In Form r Lose By A Run CHICAGO (UPD --The Los Angeles Angels rest today for an- 000 000 000-0 5 0 other go at the Chicago White 010 010 200-- 4 9 0 (1-0) and Romano. Schwall, Kadatz (9) and Nixon. Loser--Schwall (0-1). Minnesota 100 001 000-- 2 7 1 Kansas Cty 000 400 OOx-- 4 5 0 Jor Horlen. Sox Thursday after the Sox captured the opener Tuesday, 2-1. Angel Manager Bill Rigney will send pitching ace Ken McBride to :he mound against Sox starter Kralick, Moore (7) and Battey. Rakow (1-0) and Sullivan. Loser -- Kralick (0-1). HR -- Cimoli. Los Angeles 001 000 000-- 1 5 1 Chicago Grba, Spring (6), Morgan (7), Duren (9), Nuxhall (9) and Rodgers. Pizarro (1-0) and Lollar. Loser -- Duren (0-1). National League Philadelphia 000 000 000-- 0 5 1 Pittsburgh 015 000 OOx-- 6 7 0 Owens, Short (4), Brown (5), Baldschun (7) and Dalrymple. out. The Washington Senators and Friend (1-0) and Burgess. Loser Loi| ar - s hit w|ion he walked Hob-- Owens (0-1). HR -- Clemente, Hoak. Chicago Houston Cardwell, 000 000110-2 5 0 104 000 33x--11 13 2 Gerard (3), Schultz (6), Warner (7), Lary (8) and Barragan. Shantz (1-0) and Smith. Loser -- Cardwell (0-1). HR -- Kejias 2, Smith, Banks. Milwaukee 000 000 000- 0 3 2 San Fran 101400 OOx-- 6 8 0 Spahn, Nottebart (4), Shaw (7), and Torre. Marichal (1-0) and Bailey. Loser -- Spahn (0-1). HR -- Mays. Cincinnati 100 001 301-- 614 0 Los Angeles 000 200 001- 3 8 0 Purkey, Henry (8), Brosnan (9) and Edwards. Poders, L. Sherry (8), PSrranoski (9) and Roseboro. Winner -- Purkey (1-0). Loser -Podres (0-1). HR -- Post. New York at St. Louis, ] SPORTS TOMBOLDT STAWDARDWed, April I I , 1962, Page 13 O'Dell Goes Agamsf Mf'/waufcee Tonight Los of praise spring , Johnny Pod- doubli SAN FRANCISCO (UPD - jood," said Aaron, who wasn't when he goes to the mound for a double that set up a run in the ted and a single in the fourth Jiat drove in two more. Warren Spahn failed to get through the fourth inning as the iiants bopped him for eight hits and all their runs. "I don't recall being knocked out so early before on opening day," said the peerless left-hand- er who felt that this stuff was pretty good. Willie Mays started the onslaught against Spahn by smashing a home run in the opening in- will face O'Dell tonight. Billy ning on the first pitch. The Giants A sacrifice by Harvey Kuenn pretty and single by Jose. Pagan accounted for two of the tallies ihis frame with Marichal's base lit to right sending across the o others. Pagan's single drove Spahn to the showers with two out and his spot was taken by Don Nottebart. Marichal, who was shelved late last season because of an injured achiles tendon, handled the bulk of the Braves' power as if it were the Milwaukee branch of the Little League. In addition to whiffing Henry Aaron three times, he struck out Joe Adcock and Ed Mathew: twice each. In what might be a sign of things to come for the Angels, -hey their dropped a cllffhanger by infamous one-run margin. Last Year Los Angeles lost 30 games by one run. Credit for the Angel loss goes to Sherm Lollar, who whacked his fourth hit of the game in the ninth to score Floyd Hobinson. Juan Pizarro hurled a standout homers off the bats of Bill David"- :lve-hit game before 18,124 open- ,,,,,, m $ ch ar ij e While, ing day fans. Ryne Duren, the fourth of five Angel pitchers, set the stage for S ij c i5 pitching by Billy Harris and inson. After Al Smith fouled out, Duren issued another pass to Mike Hershberger. Duren was tagged for the loss. Joe Nuxhall, acquired by the Angels only two days ago, replaced Duren and struck out rinchhilter Bob Roselli. But Lollar knocked Nuxhall's second pitch into short center field and Lee Thomas couldn't quite make the catch. The Sox combed the Angels pitching for 10 hits and drew nine walks, leaving 16 men stranded n 82-3 innings. Three times the Sox went out with the bases full. First blood was drawn by the Chisox off starter Eli Grba in the first frame. Nellie Fox walked, advanced on Joe Cunningham's single, and scored on Robinson's sin- le. The Angels countered on a walk to Billy Moran, a stolen }ase, an error and Joe Koppe's single in the third. Pizarro, the Sox' leading pitcher last year with a 14-7 record, walked only four batters and struck out four. The Angels could ;et no more than one hit in any inning off him. Vingochea Stops Sofa In Seventh SACRAMENTO (UPD - Arturo Vingochea of Sacramento w a s awarded a knockout over Fernando Sola of Oakland Tuesday night in the seventh round of their scheduled 10-round bantamweight jattle at Municipal Auditorium. Vingochen opened a cut over :he right eye of Sola In the first round and hammered at it throughout tho figlit. Dr. William Murphy of the state Boxing Commission stopped tho bout at the end of seven rounds when the cut iccjuno severe, Vingocen came Into tho bout it 123 pounds, while Sola weighed 122. Go-Karl Club To Meet Tonight A mooting of Ihe Redwood Region Go-knrt Club hns been culled for lonighl at 7:30 o'clock. Tho meeting will be nt Klnneftnn Nason Auto Supply, Henderson mid F SI reels. picked up an unearned tally in the third on a throwing error by PCL Briefs LOS ANGELES (UPD-The Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Beds today joined in of the Chavez Ravine stadium as they prepared for tonight's first Â»ame under the lights at the :abulous new ball park. With one southpaw, res, having gone down to defeat in the inaugural game at the $18- milllon s t a d i u m Tuesday, the Dodgers called on another lefty, Sandy Koufax, to work tonight. Koufax, 18-13 last year, is the National League's strikeout king. For the Reds, Moe Drabowi got the pitching assignment from manager Fred Hutchinson who is Billing the gap caused by a slight land injury to Jim OToole. Dra- aowsky, a former Chicago Cub, was drafted from Louisville the winter. Bob Purkey worked Tuesday in the place of OToole and pitched the Heds to a 6-3 victory to the disappointment of most of the crowd of 52,564 fans who hoped vainly the Dodgers would get off to a winning start in the new stadium. Players and officials lauded the park as the best they had seen. About the only complaint either Dodger manager Walt Alston or Hutchinson would voice that outfield was too choppy. But groundskcepers w e n t work even before the crowd was out of the park Tuesday to cor- Â·ect the condition. The symetrical design of playing field did not appear favor either right or left Righthander Purkey pitched an outstanding game as he gave up only six scattered hits in 71-3 innings. Although loser Johnny Podres was touched for 11 hits, said he thought the star pitcher threw well "but Cincinnati was able to hit him." The difference between the team was veteran outfielder Wally Post's three-run homer the seventh--a 410-foot clout. "That's a good way to get oui in was By United Press International FULLERTON, Calif. (UPD Seven shutout innings by Lefty Dick Egan highlighted Hawaii's 5-3 exhibition win over Dallas- Fort Worth Tuesday. Egan gave up but two singles. The Islanders were sparked by VERO BEACH, Fla., (UPD - Ken Rowe paced a 5-3 Spokane win over Omaha of the American Association Tuesday. Rowe allowed only two hits in five frames and Harris then took over and pitched well except for a home run ball he served up to Dick Smith. Irv Knowlcs and Mel Corbo figured in most of the Indian scoring. The two teams square off again tonight. TAMPA, Fla. (UP!) - San Diego Manager Don Heffner is nol saying for sure who will toss for the Padres when they open April 17 against Tacoma, but It will probably be one of four. Jim Maloney, John Tsitouris, Zack Monroe and Bob Risenhoover have carried most of the pitch- Ing chores through spring drills which wound up here this week. Heffner also lauded third baseman Rogelio Alvarez, who recent' moved over from first base. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (UPD --Portland hurlers Dale Willis and Bill Fischer combined on a three- litter Tuesday as the Beavers bounced Rochester, 2-1. Willis pitched two-hit ball for x innings. Rac Slider and Bill Kern accounted for four of the winners' six hits. The win left the Beavers at 10-6 for the spring. CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (UPD- Tacoma was ready for next Tuesday's PCL opener against San Diego today following the final axing of surplus players. The Giants Tuesday sent first sacker Charlie Dees and pitcher Paul Colacecchi to El Paso of the Texas League. Catcher Bob Arton, Inficlder Damasco Blanco and out- Fielder Dick Pawlow went to Springfield of the Eastern League and lefty Marshall Rcnfroe was given his release. The Giants canceled Tuesday's game with El Paso to rest after ilaying 20 straight gomes. They resume action today against Oklahoma City, Inficlder Bill Haill, obtained from Baltimore for pitcher Don ^haole, was to sec action today against the Oklnhomans. Tacnmn's pitching, staff now includes Ron Ilcrbol, Gerry Thomas, Danny Ilivns, John Gocl/.. Dick Sovde, Corky Johnson, Julio Navnrro, Don Carlson, Hick Hoi- dcn and Luis Fcnavcr. Sandy Koufax To Pilch Against Cincy Tonight a slump," Post grinned after the g a m e , recalling his poor Q,J, exhibition season. Another hitting star for the g, Reds was center fielder Vida Pinson who had four hits in four times at bat, including a pair of !es, and scored three runs. The biggest blow for the Dodgers was first baseman Hon Fairly's fourth inning double that scored Jim Gilliam and Snider. But the longest Dodger hit was third baseman Daryl Spencer's r sky triple in the ninth. He scored on Andy Carey's pinch single. The Dodgers got two hits ol reliefer Bill Henry in addition to the six Purkey gave up, but the Reds piled up 14--three of them in off Ron Perranoski, the third Dodger pitcher. the j 0 e to land handers. There Alston gency in ley it fighti Washington Kansas City icago New York leveland Minnesota Los Angeles Baltimore Boston Detroit Stricken Boxer Is Recovering BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (UPD Tunney Hunsaker, who a critical brain injury in a heavy, weight fight last Friday, has taken the first step toward recovery. The 200-pound former police chief was removed from the critical list Tuesday at Bluefield Sanito tarium. However, his doctor sail Hunsaker's condition is still serious. Hunsaker was knocked out by (Shotgun) Sheldon of Cleve- in a fight at Beckley,, W.Va. were only seven seconds remaining in the 10th and final round of the bout. Hunsaker was revived but collapsed in his corner. He was rushed here for emer- surgery relieve pressure on the brain and underwent a similar operation Sunday night. Hunsaker received $165 for the fight. To help ease the financial burden of medical bills, the Bick- Sportsmeh's Club has begun a drive to collect funds for the and his family. Standings By United Press International American Leiiguo W. 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 L. Pet. GB 01.000 ... 01.000 ... 01.000 ... 0 1.000 ... 01.000 ... 1 .000 1 I .000 1 1 .000 1 0 1 .000 1 0 1 .000 1 Tuesday's Results Kansas City 4 Minnesota 2 Duke Chicago 2 Los Angeles 1 New York 7 Baltimore 6 Cleveland 4 Boston 0 (Only games scheduled.) Thursday's Games Minnesota at Kansas City iff Los Angeles at Chicago Detroit at Washington (Only games scheduled.) National League W. L. Pet. GB Pittsburgh 1 .01.000 Houston 1 0 1.000 San Francisco 1 0 1.000 Philadelphia Cincinnati New York St. Louis Chicago luffered L" 8 Angeles Milwaukee .500 .500 .000 .000' .000 .000 .000 Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 6 Philadelphia 0 Houston 11 Chicago 2 Cincinnati 6 Los Angeles 3 San Francisco 6 Milwaukee 0 York at St. Louis, ppd., rain Thursday's Games Chicago at Houston Cincinnati at Los Angeles (night) Milwaukee at San Francisco Id". Stanford Nine In Lopsided Victory STANFORD (UPD - The Stanford Indians walloped 17 hits and took advantage of four errors Tuesday to defeat Claremont- Mudd College, 19-2, in a non- league baseball game. The Indians scored in every inning but the third. Three Stanford pitchers combined efforts to allow just one hit. Lakers Take Lead In NBA Playoffs LOS ANGELES (UPD--A proud athlete, Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers, was upset over his: performance in the opening National Basketball Association playoff last week between Boston and Los Angeles. But he made up for it Tuesday night. The thin guard intercepted a Celtic pass with three seconds to play and sped alone for the game winning layin as the Lakers edged Boston, 117-115, to take a 2-1 lead in the best four-of-seven game series. The teams play in the fourth game of the set tonight. And the onetime West Virginia University star did more than give the final punch. With Los Angeles trailing 115-113 and only three seconds to play, he stood at the foul line and methodically put in two free throws to tie the score. West Intercepts Pass Boston called time out to set up its one last play. But when Sam Jones tossed the ball toward Bob Cousy, West got his gangling arm in the way and drove in for the bucket. A record Los Angeles basketball crowd of 15,180 squeezed into the Sports Arena, and the hectic finish of the game alone assured another sellout tonight when the clubs battle for the fourth time in the series. Drying himself in a noisy Laker locker room, West couldn't explain how the interception took place -- and didn't care. "It just happened," he beamed. "I just happened to be there at the right time." It wasn't, the only right time West was around. The Lakers needed every one of the 17 points uro |(, he scored during the third quarter. And they also needed the 28 that Elgin Baylor poured in during the first half as Los Angeles pulled to a 54-50 lead. Scorcg 36 Points West finished the game with 36 33 and Baylor closed as high scorer with 39. Their points, however, almost went for nothing. Paced by jump shooting TÂ»i Heinsohn, who scored 16 in the final quarter, and a dependable Cousy, Boston had ?omc from behind to lake the lead. With six minutes to play the Celtics trailed 103-91, but with 1:38 to go they were in front 113-108. Bill Russell, blocking his usual quota of shots and also grabbing 23 rebounds, topped the Boston scoring with 28. Cousy followed with 24 and Heinsohn hit 22. Guy Sumlin Stops Brian Curvis WEMBLEY, England (UPD -Modest Guy Sumlin of Pritchard, Ala., who shattered British and Empire welterweight champion Brian Curvis' hopes of a world title bout, said today he was sorry the bout was stopped in the eighth round. Referee Tommy Little called a halt in the scheduled 10-round bout at 2:58 of the eighth round Tuesday night with Curvis, the world's fifth ranked welterweight, bleeding from a deep gash over his right eye. ; "Curvis is a strong boy," Sumlin said, "but like myself he has got to improve a lot. I wish'the fight had gone on so that we could have seen who was definitely the better man," Curvis, who had taken the bout with the idea of then Challenging world champion Entile Griffith to a title fight, naturally was heart ;cn at the decision. "I'm sure disappointed," - he _jid. "He never baffled me. I always thought I could handle him." The defeat was the firÂ«t In 25 professional fights for Curvis. For iumlin. it was his 26th victory In fights. WHEN THEY SAY "NEW SIZE" They really mean Rambler size! There's a lot of chest-thumping by some 1962 cars which claim to be "new size." Fact is, six years ago, we brought out a new size car--a big-room, high- performance Rambler. Newest version is today's Rambler Classic--which Chevy II and Fairlane have tried to copy. In outside dimensions they come fairly close. In room and performance, they fall short. Rambler Classic is still the only car with the BEST OF BOTH: big-car room and performance; compact-car price, economy, handling ease. COMPARE ROOM AND PERFORMANCE* MOST HEADROOM MOST SHOULDER ROOM MOST HIP ROOM MOST HORSEPOWER MOST TORQUE (Passing Power) RAMBLER Classic 6 YES YES YES YES YES CHEVY II NO NO NO NO NO FAIRLANE NO NO NO NO NO Â·5 la nil at i) 6-cyIimfor 4-dooi sedani Rambler Classic Six "400" 4-Door Sedan Â·^^Â·^Â·^ They can copy the size, but they cant match Ramblers customer benefits I Rambler's "new size" idea has made it one of America's top best sellers. In the past six months alone, Rambler has set a sales record above any corresponding period. The soaring sales are due, in good mcasuie, to the greater room and power Rambler has --compared to imitators. Rambler is the only car within hundreds pr dollars of its low price ,hat gives six big 6-footers full headroom, hip room and shoulder room. Biggest reason for Rambler's best-selling success is unmatched excellence of design, quality, and its host of advanced features. Just compare and sec, Rambler's Double-Safety Brake System provides separate braking front and rear (only Cadillac, no other U.S. car, has a similar system). It's standard on 1962 Ramblers--as are self-adjusting brakes. Rustproofing. Rambler spills more than others use--literally--in the exclusive Deep- Dip bath where each body is immersed up to the roof in rtistproofing primer paint. Ceramic-Armored muffler and tailpipe. We'll pay the cost if cither rusts out, for original owner--collision damage exccpted. Just go to a Rambler dealer for free replacement. No time limit. Interiors arc the most comfortable of pny car, with comfort options like Airliner Reclining Scats, Reclining Bucket Seats, Adjustable Headrests, Lounge-Tilt Scat. Full-size wheels and tires are standard on Rambler--instead of small 13Â° foreign-car size on Rambler's imitators. These arc just a few examples of the great lengths Rambler goes to--to bring you a better built, longer lasting, safer, more useful automobile--at a lower price. Get the complete facts in the 1962 CarX-Ray Books--free at your Rambler dealer's 1 Rambler American Motors Means Mar McCrea Motors 535 Sovonlh Strcot EurÂ«la FLASH! RAMBLER AMERICAN "400" WINS CLASS-A IN 1962 MOBIL ECONOMY RUN-GETS BEST ECONOMY OF ALL CARS IN ALL CLASSES!
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