Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 1, 1963 · Page 39
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GEORGE McLEOD CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Fame Eludes Yankee-Killing McBride Lee Hoped To Face Yanks Don Lee's announced hopes of pitching against the New York Yankees have been exploded by Los Angeles Angels' manager BUI Rigney. Rigney sent Ken McBride against the champs last night and McBride promptly set them down, 6-3. Bo Belinksy and Dean Chance, a pair of pitchers who gain more gossip-column mention than box-score mention these days, will finish up the three-game series. Don, interviewed recently on an Angels' baseball program, said he always looked forward to meeting the Yankees and hoped he would pitch against them in this first series between the two teams. His eagerness is understandable. Don, touted to be on the way to his best year in baseball, knows that the barometer of success in the American League is how a pitcher fares against the Yanks. So far in Don's career he's been able to beat the Yanks twice. He's lost six times. There's a second reason why Don likes to face the Yankees. He used to baby-sit for a youngster named Tom Tresh, now one of the most promising youngsters In baseball. . Don's baby-sitting days with Tom Tresh go back to the days when Don's father, Thornton, teamed up in a Chicago White Sox pitching battery with catcher Mike Tresh. The families became quite close as baseball families frequently become. And, frequently, young Don was left to care for Tom, several years . his junior. While both Thornton and Mike may have had dreams for their sons, it's doubtful that they ever believed each would have a son in the major leagues 15 years later. Relief Pitching Bothered Don Ironically enough, it's Tom who is the established star despite this being just his second year in the majors. Don, now 29, has been fighting to hit "star" status since he finished his eligibility at the University of Arizona seven years ago. Part of his trouble has been his temperament. He did not like being used in relief and let his managers know about it. The result has been that he's moved around considerably, finally l a n d i n g with the Angels last May. "Sure I like to start instead of being used as a reliever," Don said recently. "I'm a fast ball pitcher whose arm stiffens up for two or three days after pitching. That's why I do better with four days rest. In relief, you're warming up every day and I'm just not as fast or effective under those conditions." This spring Rigney, who plans to save Don to open the series against the Cleveland Indians Friday, expressed confidence in Lee as a starter. So far it's paid off in a pair of victories and a third game which the Angels won although a pitcher who took over for Don in the fifth inning was credited with the victory. Short Pitches Two names which have cropped up as potential appointments to the Arizona Racing Commission are quarter horse breeder Art Pollard of Sonoita and Frank Wateman, Prescott. . . . Gov. Paul Fannin has to act soon as the commission has a May 29 meeting scheduled to allocate racing dates for 1963-64. Here's a tip for University of Arizona football followers: If you want a choice season ticket for 1964 when stadium expansion is completed, buy a 1963 ticket. You will be given preference when more good seats become available in '64. . . . Incidentally, Arizona has hopes of a far more successful season than last year's 5-5 record. Most of the hopes are pinned on halfback Tom Phillips, a 9.6 sprinter. . . . Tucsonian Roger McCluskey is in good company now that practice runs have started at Indianapolis. His garage is right between those of 1962 winner Rodger Ward and Don Branson, who finished 12th. McCluskey already is being touted as the biggest threat to Ward's title defense. . . . Yank Sabre Team Gains 1-2-3 Sweep In Pan-Am Games By Associated Press Ken McBride keeps setting up a rendezvous with fame, but someone's always breaking the date. The 27-year-old ace of the Los Angeles pitching staff flirted with a no-hitter again last night, but eventually needed ninth inning relief help before the Angels were able to subdue the New York Yankees and the reunited Mickey Mantle- Roger Maris combination 6-3. . Holding the Yankees hitless for Q l / 3 innings, McBride's second no-hit bid of the season was broken up with one out in the seventh inning when first baseman Joe Pepitone singled through the middle. To McBride, it was just another broken appointment. The first came last year in August after the 6-foot-l right-hander won 10 consecutive games, pitched back- to-back s h u t o u t s a n d seemed headed for a possible 20-victory season with an 11-4 record. He wound up sidelined the last two months with a cracked rib. Before the current American League season got underway, McBride said all he wanted was "to pitch a APARICIO PICKED OFF --AP Wirephoto Luis Aparicio, Baltimore shortstop and stolen-base specialist, dives back onto first base too late as Vic Power, Minnesota Twins' infielder, applies a tag to him in a pickoff play in the seventh inning of their American League game at St. Paul-Minneapolis. The Twins won, 8-1. complete year. I'll take what comes after that. The wins will take care of themselves." Not so. In his first five starts-he pitched no-hit ball for seven innings and allowed only two in 11 innings before leaving a scoreless tie against Chicago April 13-the Angels scored only 10 runs. McBride's record was 1-2 despite a 2.19 earned run average. But he had no difficulty against the Yankees until Pepitone bounced one over second base, and forced McBride to cross off another date in his little black book. Meanwhile, Curt Simmons won his fourth game without a loss, allowing only four hits as St. Louis edged Milwaukee 2-1 and took over first place in the National League with its fourth straight victory and eighth in nine games. Only one other game was played in the AL, as Camilo Pascual scattered 11 hits and was backed by a 14-hit Minnesota attack that subdued Baltimore 8-1. Six games were postponed due to rain. Simmons, lowering his earned run average to 1.25 with his fourth complete game, was tagged for a first inning homer by the Braves' Frank Boiling in the first inning, then had little difficulty until the eighth inning when pinch hitter Bob Uecker doubled. Len Gabrielson followed with a single to right, but George Altman raced in and fired a strong, accurate throw that caught Uecker at the plate as he tried to come around with the tying run. Julian Javier's fifth in- ning homer off starter and loser Denny L e m a s t e r proved to be the deciding run for the Cards. Five Twins' doubles off the Orioles' Steve Barber gave Pascual an early 3-0 lead and he held on until Minnesota put it away with a five-run burst in the eighth inning. P a s c u a l drove in two of the runs with a single and Rich Rollins accounted for a pair with a double. Pascual's shutout went in the sixth inning when Al Smith doubled and scored on Brooks Robinson's single. Bails l\liz*n WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY I, 1963 PAGE 41 SAO PAULO, Brazil--UP)-Michael Dasaro, a U. S. Army private from Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., led a 1-2-3 sweep in the individual sabre tournament today and racked up the 69th goid medal for the United States in the Pan- American games. Walter Farber of New York City took second place and Chaba Pallaghy of Forest Hills third in the event. Dasaro is a 25-year-old former New York University student who is the national champion in his fencing specialty. He was second in the 1959 Games at Chicago. Meanwhile, at the main stadium John David Martin of Norman, Okla., staged a strong comeback to move within reach of the gold medal In the 10-event two-day decathlon. With his teammate, Rus- Sell Hodge of Roscoe, N. Y., falling back because of a pulled groin muscle, Martin won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.1 seconds and the discus with a heave of 139 feet, 2% Inch**. The« performances placed (fee University of Oklahoma AthleU only 129 points back of the leader, William Gairdner of Canada, with two of Martin's vest events yet to be contested. They are the pole vault, in which Martin has cleared 15 feet, and the 1,500 meter run, in which he is favored. With the javelin, pole vault and climactic 1,500 meter run still ahead, Gairdner had a total of 5,284 points and Martin 5,155. Hodge, second at the end of Tuesday's first five events, turned in sub-par performances in the hurdles, f i n i s h i n g sixth. Hodge was fourth in the standings with 4,902 points. The Yanks have been playing c a t c h - u p since the decathlon began Tuesday. First, Hector Tomas Martinez of Venezuela jumped to an early lead in the 100-meter dash and broad jump with Russell Hodge of Roscoe, N. Y., the other Yank, in second place. Martinez extended his edge in the shotput. Then, Gairdner took over beginning with the high jump and, through the 400-meter run, the discus and the 110- meter hurdles, he wasn't headed. Atlanta Editor Did Post Work ATLANTA -- UP) -- Atlanta Journal Sports Editor Furman Bisher supplied information for the Saturday Evening Post story alleging the 1962 Georgia-Alabama f o o t b a l l game was fixed, the Curtis Publishing Co. says. In answers to interrogatries in a $10 million libel suit by former University of Georgia Athletic Director Wallace Butts against the Post, the publisher said Bisher was engaged to gather "facts and information." IN RETURN for payment of an unspecified amount, the answers said, Bisher interviewed Georgia Coach Johnny Griffith, football e n d Mickey Babb and trainer Sam Richwine. The information thus ob tained, the papers added, was used by Frank Graham Jr. in preparation of the controversial article alleging that Butts supplied Georgia football se crets to Alabama Coach Pau Bryant before the game. Bryant already had sued Bisher and the Post for $500, 000 as a result of an earlier article. After March 23 pub lication of the football fix al legations, he added a $5 mil lion libel suit against the Post The Post answers to interrogations in the Butts $10 million suit were signed by Calvin A. Nichols, secretary treasurer of the publishing company, and filed in U.S District Court yesterday. They set forth that Atlanta attorney Pierre Howard on Feb. 12 contacted a Post at torney, Roderick Beddow Jr. in Birmingham, Ala., abou the March 23 article and late was paid $1,000 for services THE SERVICES, the cour paper explained, included ar ranging for Graham to inter view George P. Burnett, At lanta insurance man who con tends he overheard a tele phone conversation betwee Butts and Bryant. BRING OUT THE CRYING TOWELS Anxious Rival C caches Can Not See Way Clear To Predict Win Saturday By CARL PORTER Arizona's track and field aficionados turn their atten- .ion to the dual-meet high- ight of the year here Saturday night, the annnal classic jetween the University of Arizona's Wildcats and the talented Sun Devils from Ari- :ona State University. But while the track "nuts" are anxiously looking forward to another "best ever" showdown between these two rising cinder powers, rival coaches Carl Cooper of UA and Senon (Baldy) Castillo of ASU are anxious, period. "They've got an awful lot of cinch first places," bemoans UA's Cooper. "The way I count, they've got at least 10. It's a real tough assignment to beat them that way." "If we're going to win at all, we're going to have to run like heck and be real lucky," insists ASU's Castillo. "Carl's boys looked real, real good over there on the coast last weekend (Mt. San Moss Says He'll Retire From Track LONDON -- #)-- Stirling Moss, 33-year-old British auto racing ace, announced his retirement Wednesday because "to continue racing would be dangerous for myself and others." Moss, long a contender for the world championship but never a winner, said he reached his decision while he was roaring around the empty Goodwood track, where he was seriously injured in a crash a year ago. He was unconscious for weeks after the crash. He suffered . a serious brain injury and in the last few months has undergone surgery twice to cure defects in his vision resulting from the crash. Moss said he reached speeds of 145 miles per hour during the 45 minutes he spent driving his 2 } / 2 litre sports car around the Goodwood Wednesday. "I came to the conclusion while driving that it would be foolish to continue because I have lost a certain amount of dexterity," he said. CITIZEN SALUTE OIK By Calkins 220 STAR FACES HIS BI66EST1ESTOF THE SEASON 1HIS SATURDAY WHEN HE MEETS JIM HALL OF PHOHNIX UNION / VOUTAS HOLP5 crry PECORPOF;2I.6 0TRAI6HTAWAV) ANP 4AAMARK (FULL TURN) UA-OREGON GAME Wildcats To Appear On TV The University of Arizona football team will appear on a 50-station regional television network Oct. 19, it was announced yesterday by the Columbia Broadcasting System. Arizona will meet the University of Oregon in one of three regional telecasts to be presented on the NCAA-sponsored program. The announcement ended several years of unsuccessful attempts by Arizona officials. A year ago, Arizona had visions of its game with the Air Force being selected. Because of network com- mitments, Arizona has been asked to switch the Oregon game from 8 p.m. kickoff time to 2:30 p.m., a move which could give the Cats two home afternoon games. Wyoming has been announced as an afternoon Homecoming opponent, but c o n c e i v a b l y could b e changed to a night game. Regardless, Arizona will not lose any revenue from the natural reduction of crowd from night to day football. The competing teams on a regional telecast each receive $86,000. Arizona's share will be split among Western Athletic Conference teams and the commissioner's office. Each share will be worth $10,750 and, as a competitor, Arizona will receive two shares or $21,500. This is the first game involving a WAC team to be held under this formula. When conference member Utah met Utah State last year on a regional telecast the game was played under a formula set up in the old Skyline Conference. The 50-station network will encompass the entire West Coast, Southwest and as far East as Nebraska. Here is the complete NCAA-CBS schedule: t e l e v i s i o n Sept. 14, Florida at Georgia Tech. Sept. 21, Washington at Air Force. Sept. 28, Oklahoma at Southern California. Oct. 5, Duke at Maryland. Oct. 13, Minnesota at Northwestern. Oct. 1?, Pittsburgh at West Virginia, Purdue st Michigan, Oregon al Arizona. Oct. 26, Notre Dame at Stanford. Nov. 2, Army vs. Air Force at Chicago, Mississippi at Louisiana State, Southern California at Washington. Nov. 9, Penn Slate at Ohio Stale, Northwestern al Wisconsin, Arkansas al Rice. Nov. Id, Navy at Duke, Noire Dame at Michigan Stale, Oklahoma at Missouri. Nov. 23, Harvard at Yale, Clcmson at South Carolina, Wisconsin at Minnesota. Nov. 78, Texas al T e x a s AfcM. Nov. 30, Army vs. Navy at Philadelphia. Dec. 7, Alabama it Miami. Antonio Relays). I thought they turned in some very good times. "1 estimated the score of the meet when all my kids were well," continues Castillo, "and, of course, I came out with us winning. But now a bunch of my boys are sick or hurting and when I estimate the score with below par I come out with Arizona winning." Just how disabled Castillo's troops realiy are, however, remains to be seen Saturday night in a headon collision between the two teams which appears to endanger 11 Varsity Stadium records on the 17-event program. Apparently definitely out of action is ASU hurdler Darrell Jansen, a :14.4 high hurdler. His absence would seem to make UA's Bob Hildt (:14.4) and Lou White (:14.5n) shoo-ins in the highs with Russ Hanley (:14.8n) a possible third in the event. In the 220-yard intermediates, Hildt and White should have a close run with ASU's Ben Hawkins. Three other Sun Devils who loom as question marks are 880 star Eric Owers (1:50.2), who suffered a puncture spike wound in his calf at Mt. Sac; pole vaulter John Rose (15-614), with a bad back; and frosh weight star Jon Cole (53-10, 166-7 and 204-2),who has been in the infirmary for a week, according to Castillo. The Demons, however, are expected to take up the slack by shifting 440 star Ulis Williams to the 880, where he has run 1:54.4 in his only try this year. He challenges UA's Art Garden- schwartz, who ran a 1:51.9 relay leg Saturday. Figuring the meet that way, on the coldly logical basis of past performances, A-State still figures about a 78-67 favorite. Should any ASU favorites fall down, however, with Wildcats coming up with top efforts, it's anybody's meet. "Yes," agrees Cooper, "I think we'll give a good account of ourselves, but after all they're a team with two world records and national leaders in several events. (The Devils' mile relay team set a world standard of 3:04.5 at Mt. Sac and sprinter Henry Carr has established a new world mark of :20.3 in the 220 this year). "We'd have a lot better chance if it weren't for that crazy 440 relay," says Cooper. "Their relay teams are both better than ours (:40.8 to :42.3 and 3:04.5 to 3:14.9) and that could give them a 10-0 lead right to start with." Cooper figures A-State deserves the first-place nod in the 100, 220, 440, 880, both relays, the high jump, javelin, pole vault and shot put. Arizona, meanwhile, looks best in six events, the mile, two mile, high hurdles, broad jump, discus and triple jump, with the intermediates rated a toss up. Nicklaus Nets Favored Role At Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev.--UPI--The Tournament of Champions, one of golf's newest prestige events, opens tomorrow with the betting men in this gambling town firmly believing that Jack Nicklaus, touring pro for Tucson National Golf Club, is the man to beat. The odds-makers, who seldom are wrong on other things but rarely pick a winner here, have Nicklaus figured at 4-1. That puts him ahead of "Mr. Golf," defending champion Arnold Palmer, who is rated at 5-1. Former National Open champ Billy Casper is rated at 6-1--but he went to visit the doctor yesterday with an ailing back. Another man not up to par is Gary Player, the South African. Player had four impacted wisdom teeth pulled out Friday and has been living mostly on liquids. The stitches still are in his mouth, but he'll play. Among the 27 pro golfers competing in this exclusive event, the majority seem to think that it is about time for Tony Lema, the recent bridegroom, to break through and JACK NICKLAUS Las Vegas Choice win a big one. The towering lad from San Leandro, Calif., has collected more than $27,000 this year--but hasn't captured a single event. He won four during the last half of the 1962 campaign. "He's playing beautifully," said Billy Maxwell. "Lema should be the co-favorite with Nicklaus," said Dave Ragan. Palmer won the tournament with a 276 last year, but that isn't expected to come close to standing up this time. "The course will be playing much easier, because we haven't got much in the way of a rough, due to a frost," said host pro Howard Capps. "And the greens aren't hard like they have been in previous years. They hold the approaches." The finals are slated for Sunday and will be televised nationally. BASEBALL SCOREBOARD NATIONAL LEAGUE W St. Louis 14 Pittsburgh n 12 11 Los Angeles 10 Chicago Milwaukee San Francisco 9 11 10 10 10 1? 13 Pet. .700 .688 .571 .550 .476 GB .444 .375 .348 .350 2VJ 3 4/7 Vfi 5 6V? 9 Philadelphia 8 Cincinnati a New York 7 Houston 7 Yesterday's Results St. Louis 2, Milwaukee 1 Los Angeles at New York, ppd. rain San Fran at Philadelphia, ppd. rain Chicago at Cincinnati, ppd. rain Houston at Pittsburgh, ppd. rain Today's Games Houston (Notlebart 3-0) at Mew York tWilley 1-1) or (Jackson 1-2), night. Los Angeles [Drysdale 2-2) at Philadelphia (Lopez 1-0) or (Brown 0-1), night. San Francisco (Pierce 1-2) or (O'Dell 2-0) at Pittsburgh (Friend 3-0), night. Chicago (Ellsworth 2-2) at St. Louis (Sadeckl 0-2), night. Milwaukee [Burdetle 3-1) at Cincinnati (Jay 0-4), night. Tomorrow's Games Houston at New York San Francisco at Pittsburgh, night Milwaukee at Cincinnati, night Los Angeles at Philadelphia, nloht Chicago at St. Louis, night INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Richmond 4-2, Indianapolis 2-4 Other games postponed TEXAS LEAGUE San Antonio 2, Tulsa 1 Austin 3, El Paso 7 Amarlllo 4, Albuquerque 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pel. GS Kansas City 12 7 .632 Boston 9 6 .600 1 New York 8 4 .571 1'A Baltimore 10 8 .S5e 1'A Los Angeles 11 10 J24 2 Chicago 7 7 Minnesota 9 10 Detroit 8 10 .500 .474 .444 .385 .316 3 3'A 4 8 Cleveland 5 Washington t 13 Yesterday's Results Minnesota 8, Baltimore 1 Kansas City at Detroit, ppd. rafn Cleveland at Boston, ppd. rain Los Angeles 6, New York 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games New York (Terry 3-1) at Los Angeles (Chance 1-1), nlghl. Cleveland (Bell 1-0) at Kansas Cltv (Perta 3-0), night. Boston (Morehead 1-0) at Minnesota (Krallck 1-3). Washington (Osteen 0-1) at Detroit (Agulrre 3-1). Baltimore (Roberts 0-2 and McCormlck 0-1) rtt Chicago (Herbert 1-1 and Horlen 1-0), 1. twl-night. Tomorrow's Games New York at Los Angeles Cleveland at Kansas City Boston at Minnesota Baltimore »! 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