Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 10, 1966 · Page 29
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 29

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^HBHBl^HPB^^^BMHII^HMBI Georg( e McLeod CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR We Survived Bolt The first time Carl Porter and I worked together -on a sports story was in 1956 when Tommy Bolt was /running away with the Tucson Open at El Rio. As I recall, Tommy had fired back-to-back 66s and appeared to be a cinch to win his second straight title and third in the short Tucson Open history. After his second 66, Bolt came into the clubhouse and talked with Open officials and the press. Asked ·what he thought his chances of victory were, Bolt answered in his typical flamboyant style: "I'll win in a breeze." His answer made headlines in the next afternoon's Citizen. Copies of the early edition were brought to :-.El Rio where Bolt's wife immediately grabbed one : and carried it to Bolt who was then on No. 13 and I enjoying another fine sub-par round. * Bolt saw the headlines, promptly blew his stack, "-bogeyed three of the last five holes and finished with 1 a 69--good enough in most circumstances, but not ~:good enough for Bolt to keep his lead. In fact, Purple : Heart winner Ted Kroll went on to win the cham- *pionship. ~ When Bolt reached the clubhouse his verbal ex* plosion rocked El Rio. ~ Williams Swung Once ·· Porter and I survived Bolt's lashings and over the " past 10 years we've survived many others, as we ^worked together covering many Tucson and confer:- ence events. £ Over this same decade, we've also shared many of -* the good things in sports including the golden days of C Arizona football when Eddie Wilson, Bobby Thompson ;I and Joe Hernandez were causing heart attacks with :" their last minute heroics. Tomorrow, Porter, the first addition I made to ~; the Citizen staff after becoming sports editor, takes ; over both this title and column space, ·: And, as I switch to editorial writing, I hope the ? Tucson sports scene .of the future will be as rewarding S to Porter as it has been to me since I arrived in ;· Tucson in February, 1953. '! There are so many events, athletes, coaches, ad- f. ministrators, and information directors to remember. : Remember the day in 1957 when Ted Williams \ swung the bat once against Herb Score at Hi Corbett '".. Field and hit the ball out of sight over the center ' field barricade? It has to be one of the most exciting : moments of any Cleveland Indian training camp. : Remember Tale's TD Run? "- Everyone recalls the heroics of Wilson, Thomp- C; son, Hernandez, Paul Hatcher, Ed Brown and the "-". two-time national rushing champion, Art Luppino. But -the sight of skinny Jim (Junior) Tate, a trackman ;; "borrowed" for Ed Doherty's depleted football ranks, ?* running 73 yards against Missouri in Columbia in '··:.. 1957 sticks out in my mind. '~» In track, none who was in Goodwin Stadium in -Tempe in 1963 can ever forget the finest quartermile ever run. Adolph Plummer of New- Mexico set the C current world record of 44.9 while Arizona State's Ulis Williams, who finished second, was timed in then " world record-equalling time of 45.6. I'm not much of a basketball fan, but one Arizona game stands out. It was in 1955 and Teddy Lazovich - set the then school record by scoring 38 points in a '.. losing cause as Arizona State squeezed by Arizona by the improbable score of 104-103. 1 Certainly Frank Sancet's baseball Wildcats added I many a thrill in five College World Series I covered. ~ Three times they went to the final game with such _ players as Don Lee, Carl Thomas, Alan Hall, Gene ·~: Leek, Charley Shoemaker and Jim Ward. There are so many events to remember. The early -r days of Rillito when Art Pollard's Bardella and Light- r : ning Bar and Harry Saxon's Rukin String were among f : the world's finest quarter-horses; the many Tucson ? Opens, particularly Dave Hill's playoff victory over . Bolt in 1961 and Don January's runaway victory in - 1963; and, watching the development of tennis star Bill * Lenoir and the precision shots of Pancho Gonzales * during his indoor appearance in Bear Down Gym. From Woodson To LaRue .-' On a p e r s o n a l note, perhaps no sports thrill : matches that of your own son winning his first swim~ ming race as an 8-year-old. .; The development of the Western Athletic Confer- "'ence under the guidance of Paul Brechler and the .: growth of the Conquistadores are two of nicest things - : to happen on a conference and local level in the past · decade. There's no limit to the list of people. Starting with · the many interviews with Al Lopez and going through : Joe Gordon and Birdie Tebbetts; Bill Veeck to Gabe » Paul; Warren Woodson to Ed Doherty to Jim LaRue; ·- Bob Veller to Herb Score to Sam McDowell; and ? Luke Easter to Rocky Colavito. And, how-about the r story-telling of Jimmie Dykes and Jim Schlemmer; : the cooperation of publicists from Frank Soltys to - Wiles Hallock to Ed Unas; the encouragement of the : late Saratoga turf writer and Citizen staffer, Leslie · Ernenwein; the patience of NCAA executive director " Walter Byers and UA athletic director, Dick Clausen; * the dynamic promotions of the Greyhound Park : Funks, from Dave to Art to Al; the many happy dinners while traveling with Frank Gianelli, John Mooney, Bill Sims and Abe Chanin; the many informative hours with coaches Ben Martin, Frank Kush and Tom Hudspeth; and, finally the many readers-signed and unsigned--who both chopped up and praised this writer. These and many more people and events have made my years as a sports writer most rewarding. Porter Named Sports Editor Carl Porter, a member of the Citizen sports staff since February, 1956, today was named sports editor. He succeeds George McLeod who will become a itizen editorial writer after 10 years as sports editor. Porter, who has been assistant sports editor since September, 1960, began his newspaper career with the Casa Grande Dispatch in 1952. He was news editor when he left in 1954 to join the staff of the Yuma Daily Sun, where he was sports editor and doubled as staff photographer. Since joining the Citizen, Porter has written a weekly column. In both 1962 and 1964 his columns won first prize for iports writing in the a n n u a l Arizona Press Club contest. He was third in 1963. Among . his other Arizona Press Club awards was a first place in sports photography in .959 and a second place in 1960. Porter attended Chandler High, graduated from Madison, .D., High School and attended the University of Arizona. Porter, married and the father of two children, is active in YMCA and Little League work. ftucson Duiln ftitiztn SPORTS THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1966 PAGE 30 Tribe Sells Carreon To Baltimore MIAMI, Fla. -- » - The Baltimore Orioles, shy on catching depth since brain surgery last Monday put veteran Dick Brown out for the season, acquired Camilo Carreon today from the Cleveland Indians' farm team at Portland, Ore. The Orioles paid an estimated 125,000 for the 28- year-old Carreon and, as part of the deal, sent outfielder Lou Piniella to the Pacific Coast League club. Rain Stymies TebbettV Decisions By GLENN TRUMP CitiieB Staff Writer Enthusiasm for Saturday's opening game against the San Franciso Giants built momentum this morning as Manager Biruie Tebbetts sent his Cleveland Indians through their next-to-last routine practice session. Unlike Giants boss Herman Franks, who already has tabbed his pitching assignments for the weekend series, Tebbetts admits he is "in the dark" as to his hurlers. "It all depends on who gets Carl Porter Citizen Cup Draw Set For Tonight Team captains representing eight clubs will meet tonight at the Tucson Press Club to draw for sites and opponents for the eleventh renewal of the Tucson Daily Citizen Cup Matches. The captains' meeting is scheduled for 7:30. Four of the eight clubs represented in tonight's draw will play on the opening weekend of the inter-club matches, April 23-24. The remaining four compete on April 30-May 1. The top four teams will then meet in a 36-hole final on May 7-8. Clubs expected to be represented in this year's area matches are Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (the defending champion), Tucson Country Club, Saguaro Golf Club, (representing El Rio CC), Oro Valley Country Club, 49er Country Club, Skyline Country Club, Randolph Men's Club and Tucson National Golf Club. · · ·· ' ' ·''--i--* Player Dies AfterBeaning PHOENIX -- IB -- Albert Anthony Peak, 18, an outfielder for the Cortez High School baseball team, died yesterday an hour after he was hit in the head with a pitched ball. Peak, a senior and starting leftfielder, was struck behinc the left ear by a pitch thrown by Tim Yarbrough during i practice session at the school. Players told police Peak at tempted to duck away from the pitch before it hit him. Coach Donald S. Hyman am a school nurse administerec first aid before the youth was taken to Good Samaritan Hos pital. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exac' cause of death, although hos pital authorities expressed belief the beanning caused Peak's death. Bleachers Left For Saturday All box and reserved seats for Saturday's Cleveland-San Francisco exhibition at Hi Corbet Field have been sold, officials announced this morning. However, several thousand unreserved bleacher seats wil go on sale Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the field. Box and reserved seats are still available for all other exhibition games here. Tountas Leads St. Paul ST. PAUL (AP) - Only three pins separated Pete Tountas, Tucson, and Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y., yesterday after two rounds of the Professional Bowlers Association's St. Paul Open. Tountas opened the first six games with 1380 and came back with 1274 for a 2654 total. Limongello had 1314 and 1337. Both Tountas and Limongello are seeking their second major tournament titles. Tountas won the PBA Waukegan, HI., Open in 1964 and Limongello was first at Oklahoma City, Okla., last year. The 128-man field shoots another 12 games today before the top 16 move into tqmor row's match game semifinals. The high four from this group will fire at the $5,000 first prize in Saturday's national televised final. The leaders: Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz., 2654. Mike Limongello, Babylon, N.Y. 2451. Roy Lown, El Paso, Tex., 2558. Tom Harnlsch, Buffalo, N.Y., 2550. Fred Lenins, Falrless Hills, Pa., 2545. Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind., 2537. Earl Johnson, St. Paul, 2533. Chet Dziedzlna, Chicago, 2529. Billy Golembiewskl, Detroit, 2526. Bill Anderson, Duluth, 251*. Bob Strampe, Detroit, 2518. Tom Long, Modesto, Calif., 2498. Dick Sternberg, Minneapolis, 2496. Jim Stefanich, Joliet, III., 2487. George Howard, Detroit, 2485. Dave *utar, Detroit, 2485. to work down at Mexico City and it Sam McDowell is ready," Tebbetts declared. Franks has announced he will employ Gaylord Perry, Joe Gibbon and Lindy McDaniel for Saturday's 1:30 tussle at Hi Corbett Field and Bob Bolin, Bill Henry and Frank Linz Sunday in Phoenix. All six are seasoned vets, Gibbon and McDaniel having been obtained from Pittsburgh and the Cubs, respectively, since last season. Almost certain to see early duty for Cleveland is Floyd Weaver, the right-handed 6-4 Texan who is striving for another crack at' the majors. Last year Weaver worked in the Tribe bullpen until mid- August, when he was sent to Toledo. His Cleveland record included 32 games, 61 innings, a 2-2 record and 5.46 earned- run mark. At Toledo, he was 1-1 in six contests. "I feel real good this spring," the 24-year-old Weaver beamed this morning. "I sure want to make this team. There's a lot of young talent here and I think we're going to win a pennant pretty soon. "Every young pitcher likes to be a starter but I don't mind relieving. I just want to pitch." Both of last year's triumphs for Weaver came at night time, which he prefers over day games because the weather's cooler. "I don't know whether or not I'm more effective at night, though -- sometimes you wonder." Weaver believes he's a good fielder (he handled 15 chances flawlessly last year), likes to hit (he got only one hit, a double, in 11 trips) and fears all o p p o n e n t s ("They're all tough.") One of the few single players on the squad, Weaver is concentrating on baseball rather than females. His biggest thrill came in 1962 when, in his first major league game, he was the winning pitcher for Cleveland, striking out eight in five in- with Portland in 1964, where he was 13-10 with a 2.75 earned-run average. * * * RAIN CONTINUED to pour in Mexico City, so the Indians were stymied for a second straight game last night and hope to open their exhibition season this evening against the Mexico City Reds. An 11:30 contest tomorrow morning will complete the Tribe's invasion. The Reds were holding a 3-2 lea* 1 after two innings last night wnen play was called. Coach George Strickland said he would pitch Jack Kralick, Lee Stange and Bob Heffner tonight, with Luis Tlant scheduled to start tomorrow. SF Giants Say They're Spooky PHOENIX -- (f) -- Lindy McDaniel is excited. Bill Henry is excited and Frank Linzy is scared. That's the way the top three relief pitchers of the San Francisco Giants describe their emotions on entering a baseball game. Maybe all the Giants should be scared if the record of Oklahoma's taciturn Linzy is an example. He came up to the Giants last year from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League to become the San Francisco club's fire chief in charge of putting out enemy uprisings. Appearing in 57 games, he posted a 9-3 record with 14 saves and a 1.43 earned-run average, lowest in the National League. His fast ball with the inbred sinking action had opposing hitters batting into the ground. "He has one of the best sinkers that I've ever seen," declared new Giant Don Landrum, who batted against Linzy as a member of the Chicago Cubs last year. Frank says he's happy fellow Oklahoman McDaniel will be a bullpen companion this year, saying, "There'll be enough work for all of us and he : ll be great in long relief also." McDaniel and another newcomer, Joe Gibbon, are slated for appearances against Cleveland at Tucson on Saturday in the exhibition inaugural. Linzy goes to the mound for the first time on Sunday when the two clubs tangle in Phoenix. So does Henry. Starters for the pair will be Gaylord Perry and Bob Bolin. Manager Herman Franks named his starting batting order for the spring inaugural, noteworthy primarily because it didn't include Orlando Cepeda, the slugger assaying a comeback after an ailing knee disablsd him in 1965. "The Big 0 will pinch hit," said Franks. "I don't want to rush him too fast. In other words, when he comes to me and tells me that he's ready, I'll play him." First base, the position held down by Cepeda before his knee trouble, goes to Willie McCovey for the opening exhibition. Willie returned to first base when Cepeda was out and belted 39 homers last year. Franks said earlier that he had the inside track for the job. "I'd find a place for him," Franks said of Cepeda who led San Francisco hitters in 1964. He listed his batting order for Saturday's game as Tito Fuentes ss, Len Gabrielson If, Willie Mays cf, McCovey Ib, Jimmy Hart 3b, Jesus Alou rf, Tom Haller c, and Hal Lamer 2b. All played in the 1965 finale except Haller, who gave way to rookie Bob Barton for that one. Citizen Photo By BUI HopMn* Floyd Weaver "Everyone likes to start, but . . Wills Reaches Ruth's $ Category By Associated Press ! Maury Wills never has hit 60 homers, knocked in 170 runs or batted .393. Nevertheless, he's reached Babe Ruth's class. General Manager Buzzie Bavasi-of the Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed Wills' status yesterday in discussing the salary the flashy shortstop will receive .this season. Asked how much he offered Wills, Bavasi replied: "I CANT' tell you, but it'll be as much as Babe Ruth ever got." Ruth's top salary with the New York Yankees was said to be $80,000. Wills, however, wasn't on hand to hear about his step up in class. He hadn't reported to the Dodgers' spring training camp at Vero Beach, Fla., following his return earlier this week from Japan where he toured with his night club act. In Los Angeles, however, Wills was quick to decline a step up to the class of teammates Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, the dynamic duo who are holding out for matching three- year, $500,000 contracts, three-year,,$500,000 contracts. "I'M NOT worth that much," said the 33-year-old base-stealing wizard. 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The Dodger dentally, never captain, has hit inci- more than six homers in one season, knocked in more than 48 runs and batted higher than .302. He has, however, stolen 104 bases in one season. Ruth never stole more than 17. WILLS, OF course, wasn't around as the Dodgers contin- ued their warmups for their exhibition season, which starts Saturday. The spring's first exhibition contests were scheduled for today. DO YOU REMEMBER? 5 YEARS AGO TUCSON, March 10, 1961- University of Arizona pitcher Gus Zeller won his second victory against no losses by marking up an eight-hit, 14 strikeout appearance o v e r Pepperdine. The W i l d c a t baseball team owns a 6-0 record. 10 YEARS AGO TUCSON, March 10, 1956- Larry Whalen provided Pueblo's only win as the Warriors lost a gymnastics meet with Phoenix Union, 38-16, yesterday. Whalen won the tumbling and was second in the high bar. 15 YEARS AGO TUCSON, March 10, 1951- Irv Schlesinger, a transfer from Philadelphia, pitched a two-hit, 6-3 win over Nogales as Amphi opened its baseball s e a s o n successfully here. Schlesinger struck out 12. Broken Leg To End Kelso's Record-Shattering Career CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) -- The racing career of Kelso, the all-time leading mon-, ey winner of thoroughbred racing, is ended, Mrs. Richard C. duPont said today. "The only question now is when he'll be brought back here to Woodstock Farm," said Mrs. Earl Jackson, secretary to Mrs. duPont. "As long as his leg is in a cast, he'll stay right where he is." That's at Hialeah Park in Florida. Kelso, five times Hor-- of the Year, suffered a hair' frac- SHOOTING ROUNDUP TUCSON TELEPHONE MEN Outdoor Smallbore Position Match: Winner, Don Makarov, 754; 1st Expert, Harold Delnes, 743; 1st Sharpshooter, Ken Phillips, 718; 1st Marksman, Nelson Buzzerd, 661. TAX TIME AGAIN! 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