Independent from Long Beach, California on March 14, 1966 · Page 17
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'r i ^^^ IT Independent Leo's Temper Flares--And It's Only Spring KKh, cilll., M«n., Mirch II, DM SECTION C--Page C-l WILLS TO REPORT Gs CONTRACT? ' VERQ BEACH, Fla. -- Maury Wills apparently has decided that he is not a $75,000 banjo player. t The Dodger captain and shortstop changed his mind again.Sunday and told general manager Buzzie Bavasi he will report for spring training, after all. . "Maury called me," said Bavasi, "and told me he would like to come here to discuss his contract problems. At my request he'll arrive Tuesday. We'll be very happy to. have him in camp and, once he's here, we feel sure that he will sign and be in uniform by Wednesday." Bavasi made what he called his "final offer" of $75,000 on .Friday. He was turned down by Wills, who said he would not negotiate at Vcro Beach for fear "this might -place me in a weakening position." . Bavasi would not say whether he had relented on his final"offer and perhaps reached a compromise figure of .$78,000, which might reach $SQ,000 with fringe benefits. By GEORGE LEDERER By ROSS NEWHAN I, P-T StiH Writer PALM SPRINGS -- Over dinner at the Ocotillo Lodge Saturday night, Angels president Robert Reynolds instructed his manager, Bill Rigney, to carry the fight to Leo Durocher during the club's 12-game series this spring, of which 10 now remain. . It was Durocher, however, who was in a fighting mood Sunday after the Angels had dusted off the Cubs 3-2 for the second day in a row. Durocher was incensed at Angel righthander Jack Sanford for allegedly throwing at the head of. Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman in the sixth inning after the Chicago lefty had brushed back Willie Smith one frame before. Two games have now been played during the 1966 season and already Durocher and Rigney--the-teacher and student--find their ad- renelin pumping overtime. By the time they arrive at Blair Field March 23, Long Beach can anticipate the loudest reverberations since the earthquake. "Leo wants to win that first one so badly he can't see straight," smiled Rigney. "I've been looking at him too long not to know when he's burning. And man, he was burning today. "I guess Leo didn't have much fun this weekend." If Leo was burning, Sanford was the arsonist. "What's he doing throwing nt one of my kids like that?" accused Durocher. "Holtzman hadn't, tried to hit Smith. He's been having problems with his control and one just got away. "It was an uncalled for display on Sanford's part, but actually it served a purpose. It woke my club up. For the first time this team gave me an indication that it could make some noise on the bench." "I have no comment on Leo's charges," answered Rigney. "1 don't believe that a bean ball has any place in nn e x h i b i t i o n game." Durocher also became Involved in his first argument with an umpire. Doug Harvey, the third-base arbiter, dismissed Leo's accusation that Bob Lee balked with Cubs on every sack in the eighth. "Hell," laughed Rigney, "Leo has been away so long he wouldn't know a balk from a full windup." Man Mountain Lee cut down Ihe final four Cubs after Chicago had scored once and loaded the bases off Rudy May. "Lee was going to pitch the ninth, anyway," said R i g n e y , "and I figured Durocher would enjoy getting an early look at him. Now, I'm going to leave Bob home when we go to Arizona tomorrow. That way he'll be nice and rested when Leo comes back Friday." The Angels manager was asked if he intended to win every game by a 3-2 score this year. He answered: "It's in my contract." · urtfcrft fact CitvtUrrt In Tucwn lh!» ·irtvnoon . . . An0«li play ho-wim Trib« and Irrtn movt lo Phwilx for · Nir with m« Gianij . . . Ten pfa/- trt, Indvdlna Lee, J« A(k«tt ind Jimmy rkru4l vvlU remafn ]n P*lm SprlWi drill I no gndef Ihfl tv« o coach OH KKt. Sanlofd was efKour*o*d by · thrte- Irwilrtg tllnl rrvirrtd only by CTirii Krufl i Mmer em iht tox«b«riJ . . . The Ano«li touched B11E H*ndi (or ^dr ririr rvn In " Tie and Jim I man yielded . On h*0 walk] ana wtyic Kod9«ri ard J«M C*rd*-nl looks Ilk* n« Mi a IIIMe more cet ua and go Ihli sprlns," Mid Rfoney. "I "* doesfi't Mice tilling wlih mt "Jew who id go ih out is h« i-- - ,. y,hiie Rick and S*-^v i Rfgntv on E*inm«li l AJI worked tehind the [(*r*: . he wai very oood. He's cerfalrHy on loo of Ihe pJay at all limes." { . . Mkrvia Mllltr, Ihe conrrovert'dl labor economtif who -li IMVMX) ratllkiifon at admlnijlrator ol Ihe Major League PUvtri Assn., itwke Co fh* Angels prior to Iht game eix) Ihen headed lor Phoenix lo outline hii platform for the OJanti . . . "We Mill Intend ierd- tng our letter opoourng Mllrer/' iakj ptay«r reo Roda«n. ANSEL ANGLES: Aixjelj departed Ihli mofnlno for a tour-aim* Arlro-na Hm ·nm«4 and Lou Or * i mofnl uriton Cubs A B K H * Axels Al R H · 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 Smith a u e n . c SlewarUt 0 6 0 ~ -Poor 9 Bragan Has Too Many Braves Who Belt Homers By GEORGE LEDERER I, P-T Start Writer VERO BEACH, Fla. --One has to feel sorry for Bobby Bragan each time the Braves' skipper makes out his lineup card. Poor Bobby; he has such a enough nins without (Frank) Bragan is certain that "we'll all move up a notch" If Koufax and Don Drysdale are rot in the Dodger rota- NCAA Top Fives Go Friday By Aisocfkled frail It will be Kentucky vs. Duke, the nation's Nos. 1 and 2 collegiate basketball teams, and third-ranked Texas Western vs. Utah in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship tournament this weekend at College Park, Md. These four survivors, of Saturday night's NCAA regional quarter-finals will swing into action Friday night at the University of Maryland field house. The winners meet Saturday night for tiie national title. KENTUCKY, *with a 21-1 p r o b l e m . Like owning 10 tion. "And believe me, those Cadillacs and trying to decide which one to take out for a Sunday drive. Bragan's predicament is such that he cannot adhere to the honored manager's union slogan to "play 'em one at a time." He would like to play 10 at a time. · * * "WE'VE GOT 10 fellows capable of hitting 20 or more home runs, but a couple of them will have to be on the bench," says Bragan with cigar, if not tongue, in cheek. For openers, Bragan listed the sixsome of Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Mack Jones, Joe Torre, Felipe Alou and Gene Oliver who set a league group record by hitting 20 or more*Iast season. He added Denis Menke and Rico Carty, both injured most of 1965; Lee Thomas, ob tained from the Red Sox, and Frankj.Thomas, a late-season acquisit.ipn from Houston. "Any or all of them can hit us 20 or more homers, but we led the league with 196 two have rooting sections all over the league." * * * THE BRAVES' chances are based on the league's best bench and whether Carty will be a part of it. "Next to Aaron, Carty is our best man with the bat, biit we haven't found the defensive spot for him. Also! (Continued Page C-2, Col. 6) TORRID RACE Celts Win 76er$,Too Comolled from Wire Reporti The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics k e p t t h e NBA's Eastern Division in a torrid turmoil Sunday with the 76ers beating New York, 115-113, and the Celts routing Baltimore. 129-98. In Western Division con tests, San Francisco edged last year and "still finished Detroit, 121-119 and St. Louis fifths/This year we'll try to -'~ r: ~'- i: -- ' '---" ! - add'a little finesse. Instead of slugging it out, we'll tear a page -from the Twins' Dodgers' books. and "We'll bunt a little and try for rriore runs in the close games; The Twins played slug-it-out in '64 and finished down i the line. Last year, when they added some hit- and-run, they took it all." : . . * * * * RAlN spared Bragan from making his power vs. finesse decision against the Dodgers Sunday, so he talked about the future in Atlanta and also opened his future book on the National League. Surprisingly, he did not pick the Braves to take it all. 'The Phillies are the most improved club, but I've got to go with Cincinnati again. Man for man, the Reds' lineup is the best in the league. Look at it:' "Deron Johnson led the league in RBI.-Pete Rose w?.s _ the kll-Star second baseman, They wouldn't take anybody in the league for (shortstop) Leo.Cardenas, including Wills and, Menke. Perez and Coleman are good for 30 homers between them and Pinson is a proven .300 hitter. 'Take away Koufax and there isn't a pitcher in the league who throws harder than- Maloney, Ellis or Mc Cool. : The Reds would have won it last year if the pitching hadn't bogged down. With (Miit) Pappas and (Jack; Baldschun, I don't think it will./again. They can score also fighting for a playoff in he Western Division, tripped Cincinnati, 115-106. Philadelphia's victory, its 15th iri 18 games, kept the 76ers a full game in front of Boston with three games left on the schedule. The 76ers trailed by ]2 points near the end of the third quarter, tied it at 98-98, then fell behind 110-109 with two minutes left. Cliet Walker scored 29 for the division leaders. Larry Siegfried, who 'Started in place of Sam Jones for Boston, scored 29 points, 19 in the first half. record, blew a 12-point leat against the Mid east regional at Iowa City Iowa, but rallied behind Pa Riley's 29 point-shooting and defeated the Wolverines 84 77. Duke (25-3) blew an even bigger lead of 16 points against Syracuse, but bounced back to beat the Orangemen in the East regionals at Raleigh, N.C. Texas Western (26-1) aided by a ruling that nullified an apparent winning basket by Kansas, beat the Jayhawkers in double overtime 81-80 on Willie Cager 1 s t w o - p o i n t e r with 32 seconds left in the Midwest regional at Lubbock, Tex. ST. JOHN'S* Redmen of Sfew York, the defending champions, were eliminated by Villanova, 63-61, in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at New York's Madison Square Garden. In other first round games Boston College upset Louisville 96-90 in three overtimes, Army downed Manhattan 71-66 and San Francisco whipped Penn State 89-77. The NIT quarterfinals open :onight with top-seeded Brigham Young meeting Temple and second-seeded Wichita . ith. If -AP Wlreptwrt WALKUP OR RIDE OVER?, Bruce Walkup of Downey in car No. 19 (right in top photo) got out of this scrape unscathed during a race in Vallejo in which he slid out of .control, then flipped over the car driven by Fresno's'Larry Ferrua. Ferrua also was not injured. Race was won by Bill Vukovich Jr. ' · ' UtahGains Poise; Set For Semis The surprising Utah Redskins, grown accustomed being regarded lightly, looked ahead Sunday to the NCAA's semifinal round of basketball competition leading to national championship with added poise. The Utes captured the Western regional tournament Saturday night with a 70-64 victory over Oregon State that was not as close as the score might indicate. · And the key man both in the Western playoffs as well as throughout the season in which Utah won art unexpected Western Athletic Conference championship was forward Jerry Chambers, selected the most valuable iplayer of the tournament. The results of balloting on the all-Tournament team were announced Sunday and Chambers was a unanimous choice for his job of leading the Utes with 40 points against UOP and 33 vs. the Beavers. Joining Chambers at for- on the all-tournamem was Charlie White of Oregon. High-scoring Elvin Hayes of Houston was namec center with Rich -Tate o Utah named for one Euan spot and a tie resulted h Rick Whelan of Oregon Stat and Mervin Jackson of Uta . , . 1 0 0 0 Fregoil.ti Santo.Jb 4 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 Batei.c 1 _occ*belia,lb 1 0 0 0 Klrtoatr'k.rl 3 AlUnan.rf 4 0 0 0 Rodoervc 3 1 1 Mar.p 0 0 Kruo.c Covlrot " toac 2 2 1 . 1 0 0 0 Lee.p 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 Schaal Jb 3 0 1 0 0 Lanose.n ' 3 1 0 1 Sierrans Destiny's ward team both being picked .for other guard position; th Upsets Mark Junior Net Play Uaulls Sanders Russell iieolrled C.C.Jcn F T Baltimore G D-0 22 Hcwell 4 7-B 29 Sloan 1-2 7 Otll 1-4 5 HlcMower 2-2 20 Green 2-2 10 Wane/ 0-0 2 Kerr 0-1 8 taking on NYU. On Tuesday Army is paired against San Francisco and Villanova battles Boston College. The semi finals will be played Thursday night and the final Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma Baptist won the NAIA championship at Kansas City by defeating Georgia Southern' 88-59 in the final Kentucky Wesleyan'had won the NCAA small college title Friday night by defeating Southern Illinois 54-51. Cazzie Russell, Michigan's all-America and the College Basketball Player of the Year almost pulled the game ou Peebles is Eliminated By Paulson By BOB MARTIN Eight upsets of seeded singles players marked Sunday's second day of competition in he 10th Long Beach Junior Tennis Championships.- The tournament resumes Saturday at Lakewood Coun- :ry Club and Long Beach City College and finals in all of Jie girls' events are scheduled Sunday. Some of the ooys' events will not be completed until the following Saturday. Greg Peebles of Santa Monica and Robert Rippner of Los Angeles, seeded fifth and 'otals 5417-251» Totals 37J-l»i BBlton II 3J Jl J5-1M BaJlifllOfe 7J 1? J 30-- n Fouled cut: Counts. Tola! fouls: Boilon 31, Baltimore 20. Attendance: 12.038. for the Wolverines Summaries Page C-2 sixth, respectively, in Boys 18 VnArsIa!e 0 1-1 T Phlladal. T Jackscn 4 Walker I Chaml 22 Greei- 5 3J 1' II 7-7 2! , 619 2 1-3 5J«H!i 11 10-1232 Blanch? iberlar, 10 5-« ?' it? Tofalij Jj^-^.Jj i Mladel 0 o?la"~.~~-~ » K » Jl--us Fouled Qul: Ncne. Team fouls: New Yort: 25, Philadelphia Alt.--UJ98. I. Louis G Beat/ 7 Ttoes 6 .39511 4 /likens a'chvell Today's Sports Card ' spri. : ig practice, elalr R e a S k - S a n l a Anita. 1 o.m P?o TwrUl-Unlled Slate! vs. Ausfralla t-.A. S»rli Arena. 7:30 pm. Sports on Radio, TV Kentucky. Russell, playing his final game for Michigan, scored 29 points, led the Wolverines to a 53-32 lead midway of the second half, and kept the Big Ten champs within hailing distance after Riley put the Wildcats on top for good. NBA Standings against singles, and Kathy Nethery of Newport Beach, seeded tallwortti Totals F T Cincinnati O F T 2-2 16 Embry 1-1 UDitrtlno 4*4 12 Lucas (-7 Smith Ttvackft Wilson 5 0-t 1« tl " Foo'ed oul: U ..-. Team Fouls: St. Louts M. Ondnnatl ! Atlendance: 6^57. 5M Fran. O F T Delrolt Jarrv 7 J UScoll · thcry t 4-i U Reed Hetzei 10 T-5 11 Btintln Allies 1-3 13VnAndU ....Bo? J 3-5 9 Ko^H McLemor- 7 3-5 !7Barntilll Neumann 1 1-2 3 Trewanl D'Bu^cJire Miles B Tolall «2S-37I21 Tdal! San Franclico -__.. l 1111 27-- - Dllroll _. 31 MM 14--II Fouled out: McLemcre, Reed. Team fouft: San Franchco 25, Detro Attendance: 1,113. W - r* __. ___ 42 allimor5~ _____ M I Louis - , 33 an FrandsEo __ 33 it __ __ 72 rnWi'i 41 4} 54 Rl«JJf» Boston 1?9, BallJnwre 93. PWIadelptta US, New Yorfc St. Louis 115, Ctr.cinnsli 106, 5M Francisco 121. Delroll 11 Oam« Tonight No oam*t scheduled. Pel. .675 *f S '.446 '.2S9 Policy Now No. 1 As Cassius Ousted NEW ORLEANS, La. «1-- n Boys 16. Phe World Boxing Association Executive Committee dropped fourth in Girls 18, were eliminated in the top upsets. * *· * * ALSO ousted were Kneif Lovelace of Bakersfield, No. 5 seed in Boys 16; Gaye Harris, No. 8 in Girls 16; Robert Wright of Fullerton, No. 6 in Boys 12; Abbe Wise of San Pedro, No. 3 in Girls 12, and Gianine Dall'Armi of Santa Barbara, No. 7 in Girls 12. Peebles, who formerly attended military school in Long Beach, was beaten by Jay Paulson of Palos Verdes Estates, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Rippner was defeated by Bud Guion of Santa' Monica, 6-0, 6-2. Guion moved to Santa Monica this year from Sacramento. He is seeded fourth Cassius Clay Sunday as its No. 1 heavyweight contender and replaced him with Zora Policy, who agreed to fight for the title here May 16. The WBA recognizes Ernie rated second, challengers. in the list of PAT CONGER of Fullerton put Miss Nethery on the sidelines, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. The top Long Beach contender, second-seeded Steve Derian, a d v a n c e d to the round of 16 in Boys 14 with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Rob- -Sllf) Pl»le fc/ KENT HENDERSON SERVING UP A WINNER Bud Guion, 15, of Santa Monica served up one of the chief upsets in Long Beach Junior Tennis Championships Sunday when he beat sixth-seeded Robert Rippner of Los Angeles, 6-0, 6-2, in Boys 18 singles. Guion also advanced in Boys 16 competition, in which he is seeded fourth. Bud moved to the Southland recently from Sacramento. By JIM McCORMACK If Poly and Sierra were to play again today, the .game voukl be just as close as the one Saturday night in the Long Beach Arena. . The 61-60 triumph.over the Jackrabbits in the "AAA" GIF c h a m p i o n s h i p climaxed a week of almost unbelieVable proportions for the'", repre- s e n t a t i v e of the "weak" Suburban League. : It startey Tutsday. .,when the Spartans .knocked ninth- ranked .·Mllllkan out of tho p la y of f s, 78-69,. and continued Friday \vhen S i e r r a bounced second-ranked Tor- rarice, 83-7?^ before it sadly ended, 61-60, ; the greatest era in Long Beach! history Saturday, ··''· - ·".-.' ·.« · * * » NEVER have two players dominated a team the 'way Chuck M o o r e and Trent Gaines ruled Poly. And never has a Long Beach team so dominated Its sport for three years. The dynamic duo. started 97 consecutive contests in their careers and won 91 of them. They never lost a Moore League game (30-0) and only one CIF playoff game (14-1). Moore, an all-America and all-CIFer as a junior, finished his career owning all of Long Beach's scoring records. He set standards for league (233 single season, 591 career), single season (660) and career (1,623). Gaines finished second .iri Tiost of those catagories only aecause he had Moore in front of him. Gaines finished with 1,565 career points, 510 in league. His 627 points this season was third best, behind Moore and Millikan's brilliant forward, Bob Davis (635). THE VOID left by Moore and Gaines, however, is not the only thing that Jackrabbit coach Willard Foerster will have to fill. Foerster, who has never lost a league game, loses every member of his regular season roster. Anytime a team loses by one point, it would be easy to find excuses. Sierra richly deserves Its crown, but the only time-the Spartans looked sensational was when they were putting the ball in the hoop. Sierra had none of the polish and grace flashed by the Moores, Gaines, Davises' and Bart Johnsons (Torrance), and that perhaps lulled its victims. All three l o s e r s often seemed content to let Sierra s h o o t , confident no one could wave a ball around like that and still make the shot--but it did. Poly ran and ran with Sierra, but ended up losing the ;ame the way it likes to win. 3ften Sierra, with the pass- lappy Bill Clappertbn lead- Terrell as the heavyweight champion. Folley had been ert Peirce of Pacific Palisades. Others still left in Boys 14 include George Hardie and Joseph Edles, both of Longj Beach; Peter Wise of San 1 Pedro; Richard Ley of Palos Verdes; Jake Warde of Denver; and top-seeded Randy Thomas of Imperial Beach. National champion Warde gained the Boys 12 quarter finals, as did Long Beach's Edles. Diane Driscoll of St. Anthony's High School swept into the Girls 16 semifinals. She beat Debbie Harter of Sea Beach, 6-3, 6-3, in the 16 quarterfinals. In the 18s she ,ost to Pam Teeguarden of Los Angeles, 6-1, 6-1. Miss Karter lost in Girls 18 play to top-seeded Valerie Ziegenfuss, 6-3, 6-2. A Palos Verdes youngster Jean Nachand, gained t h e Girls 12 semifinals. ing the charge/ struck at the Poly defense with a three-on- one attack. The Jackrabbits on the other hand, never made a lay-in off their fast break, and only Games' long-distance shoot(Continued Page C-2, Col. 5)

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