Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 25
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 25

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 16, 1961
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Record-Break ing Spree by U.S. Spikers "* " W °WT n "K K X K ft r{ rf A K J\ « "*T "« K K K X K K PRINCE BLESSED SIZZLES TO CUP VICTORY 'EAGLl SHADOWS FIELD AT START GREY EAGLE CHARGES LEAD AS GOLD CUP FIELD PASSES GRANDSTAND FIRST TIME FALL SIX OFF PACE futile Phils Rip Dodgers By GEORGE LEDERER Some 85,000 Saturday absentees from the Coliseum don't know how lucky they are; because seldom have so few seen so little from the Dodgers. The Philadelhpia Futiles made it two in a row over the Dodgers by a score of 7-2 before a turnaway audience of 9,131, including 8,062 paid. We' say turnaway because soma may never come back. A 1 1 h o u g h Chris Short turned in a fine pitching job for the Phillies, the two teams could have swapped uniforms and no one would have detected or suspected the Dodgers. * * * * THEY WERE blanked after tha first inning and managed only six hits for a three-game total of 21. This is not a pennant pace. The Dodgers fell six games off the pace as the Reds dumped Chicago, 2-1, in night game. Sandy Koufax failed for the fifth straight time to go the distance, was lifted when he trailed 4-2 and left the rest of the damage in the hands ol the depleted Dodger bullpen Dick Farrell, who hasn't been able to get anyone ou for a month, was up to snuff when he served a first-pitch two-run homer to Charlie Smith in the eighth. His sec ond pitch resulted in a single by Tony Gonzalez, who stole second on the third serve. ANOTHER FARRELL pitcl was wild, but Farrell wasn'l about to vindicate himself by covering the plate. He left this chore to Gil Hodges whose alert and great play caught Gonzalez for the thirc out of the three-run inning Kartell's oversight will cosi him at least $25. Managei Walter Alston said he "wil ." to Farrell about the play, but did not reveal the monetary nature of the dis- iission. Alston did bring to light a well guarded secret until this ime when he revealed tha Don Drysdale was fined for 'ailure to cover the plate in » recent game at Milwaukee 'We fined Drysdale for the ?ame thing," said Alston 'Farrell isn't any different." (Continued Page C-2, Col. 4 Sports on Radio-TV AL Baieball--Aricdi vs. Senators MPC. 10 a.m. NL Qaieball--Dorfoers vs. PiralEi, KFI p.m. TELEVISION Auto Racing--V/fslein Soeerf^av, KTLA !5), 3:30 p m. Bowline--Gler Allison vs. Al Si [m re-run, KKJ (9), 6:30 p.m. Hone Racing--Post Time al Hollvpark KHJ (91. 6:15 o m Wrtitllng--Video tape of Olymnlc An diloriiwn ir,afr, KTIA (5), II PRINCE OF A FINISH WILMA IN OLYMPIC FORM Yanks Lead Russ, 64-54 (Comoned from Wire'Services) The lightning limbs of track queen Wilnia Rudolph and Villanova whizzers Frank Budd and Paul Drayton gave the United States three world records Saturday on the first day of their annual dual meet against Russia at Moscow. The U.S. men's team won seven of the 11 events, scoring 1-2 sweeps in five of them, to take a 64-54 lead. But despite the brilliance of willowy Wilma, the Soviet women won three of five events and also accumulated a 10-point lead, 31-21. The Russians havs agreed to score Sadowski's Homer Trips Tribe in 12th By ROSS NEWHAN I, P-T Slaff Wrllir CLEVELAND --Eddie Sadowski, the Angel, was a wild Indian in Cleveland Saturday. The Seraphs' stellar defensive catcher crashed a home mn in the 12th inning which gave the Angels a hectic 6-5 victory r.ver Cleveland before 28,426 disappointed fans. Actually, only 5,690 were disappointed--they had to pay, as kids and ladies were admitted free. Sadowski's homer, which capped a great afternoon and series for the backstop, brought an end to two Angel losing streaks. It snapped a four-game winless skein and a five-game drought in Cleve land. Tha victory was rtie Angela l l t h in their last 16 games and sent them winging to Washington on a happy note. The Seraphs windup this roac trip, which now stands 4-4 with a doubleheader in the Capital City today opposing Ed Hobaugh (6-3) and Tom Cheney (1-1). Sadowski's winning blow, struck as tha leadoff man in the 12th inning off Frank Funk (9-8), was one of three homers hit by the Angels But despite the power display it took another great reliei stint by Art Fowler to allow the Angels to triumph. Fowler, who was knockec out of the box Friday night (Continued Page C-4, Col. 1 he two competitions sep- rately. U.S. coach Jim Elliott of Villanova was all smiles. "I hink we'll win the men's competition 115-109 now," he enthused. Budd and Drayton were the op male stars, finishing 1-: n the 100-meter dash and hen returning to spark the J.S. men's 400-meter relay earn to a world record ol J9.1 seconds -- a stunning "our-tenths of a second faster han the mark another U.S earn tied in winning at the lome Olympics. # + * * MISS RUBOLPH, 21-year- old Tennessee State U. star who won three gold medals in the Olympics, equalled her own world record of 11.3 sec onds in winning the women's 100-meter dash and then nought the U.S. women's 400-meter relay team from behind to win that event wit] a new world record of 44.; seconds. One other world mark wa set--by Russia's T a m a r ; Press, who broke her owr mark in the women's discu throw with a heave of 18! feet, 4 ! /i inches. In addition to the 10i meters, the U.S. teams scorei 1-2 sweeps in the men's com petition in the pole vaul with John Uelses and Henrj W a d s w o r t h , the shotpu with Gary Gubner and Ja; Silvester, the 400-meter ru olscher Meets Adamson for Title Birdie Beats Barber; Pinky's Putter Fails By JERRY WYNN Dynamite Bud llolschcr tarnished Long Beach golden boy Pinky Stevenson, 4 and 3, and unheralded Bob Adamson toppled Jerry Barber with a magnificent birdie on the 20th hole in the semifinals of the $f,f)00 Southern California Professional Match Play Tourna-. ment at Recreation Park Saturday. Holscher and Adamson will play 36 holes for the title to- with Ulis W i l l i a m s a n Adolph Plummer, and th 800-meter run with Jerry Sie bert and Jim Dupree. Th Yanks took 1-3 in the 110 (Continued Page C-4, Col. 3) BUD HOLSCHER Favored In Finals day, starting at 9:30. T h e golfer winner will receive $1,000 and Holscher will get an ad ditional $500 from his golf equipment sponsor. Both finalists are 30 years old, but there the resemblance ends. Holscher of Lakeside Club is the SC-PGA champion, a former touring pro and a of recognized class. Adamson, an assistant to Eric Monti at Hillcrest CC, can only boast of the cap taincy of the University of Idaho golf team and a win in the Japanese Northern Amateur while he was stationed (Continued Page C-3, Col. 4) JERRY BARBER Steams Off Course Today's Sports Card Golf-So. Cal Pro Match Plav tour nairwnt. Recreation Park, al[ day. fiateball--Dodcers vi. Pirates, Coll stum. 2 o.m. Bulilfchll--TJIuans, 4 D.m. Aut» RKiap-CJA hot rod), Wnlcr SoeedwAv. 2:30 prn.; Deduction Derby Ascot Park, l p.m. AGELESS LONGDEN DOES IT AGAIN S'l 6i 7't fl'i 9H 10'* Jocktv LcnocJer* Gll'Ioan Nev« iMoreria Costa Harmatz Moreno Btrns Leonard Vareniue.a Martin White Krt'cfcr 310 1350 30 TO 450 10.90 11 50 H W 5.70 2020 SOM 1350 «.20 SEVENTH RACE--Hi mil*!. ilH.SOC-added Hollywood Gold CUB. lor 3-Year- Olifs and Up. Hone Wt. PP '-'« /i '.i Ml. Sfr. Fin. hPrlnce Blessed . 1» 7 S 1 S'l 4 2' ]-i 1 ·· b-Grey Easle 111 9 II Hi 1' W 21 J, /IKXtunit 113 M i' SI S'l Si 4' 31 3-New Policy . 117 3 i 3-J 3 L i 4 3K * » ' Scotland 110 2 13' U' 13! ll'-J 8' Dress UP II? 11 «"1 9'l 9i Si 91 "ur[n 113 12 7^1 6i 5( 41 4! ·jril Bakony 11? U 2i 2' 2^ 31 5 S'lckcl Boy 114 S I2i 11M 11M IJi) 10' Sea orbit 121 s 9:4 7M 7vj 7M 7i lolaWe |l" "~ 1« 61H T21 IJ'I 13i 11M lln Geecfree Leu , 11* 4 H u u T4 2' 1211 a-British Roman 107 10 101 10~J lot 1M 1J 131 Headmssler ... 107 1 3M 4' 61 1i 14 14 . Coupled-- New PoUcv British Roman. PrUKQ BFened f. Grey Escto. Tfnw--:22i/«, :45, l:«tt, l:£l!i, l:59',i. Clear, track fait. Prince Blwied . . 511.00 . »9.» S4.M Grey Eagre . ,, 900 4 so MMAjnit _.^ _TM__.__ - . 4.41 In oafe 5:M, otf 5:3* Start good, won driving. Wirier-- B.C. 4, by Prlnceq-jlllo--Doa Blessed. Trained by J. I. Naiworlhy. Ovenverght--Grey Eag'e 1. Mutuel poo] U19.4I. PRINCE BLESSED wai well placed from bertnnlno, was lakm fo cursliia for clear rjcloa room on far turn, reioondina to mird uro'no rot,nduo stretch turn, took short lead entering last furtono, herd advantage LiKler strong handling. GREY EAGLE was s^nt m[o commano almost at once, gave way fo winner enrerlng slrefcn but hetd on delermlnedly mrovghoul lail furlong. WHODUNIT was used up getting cosltlon In firit cuarter. closed strongly in stretch while 1 on outside. NEW POLICY raced forwardly from beg'rjilng. weakened rn last quarter. SCOTLAND closed fast on ou1i : d In last quarter. DRESS UP was wrde from most oar!, was never Able to reach leaders. TURIN was w'd4 In early stages, lackid soeed to be a threat. FIRST BALCONY llrcd after forcing pace to far turn N1CKI.E BOY was never atVe to reach a conlcnd'ng ooslKon, was on outside mosl of distance. SEA ORBIT was forced to 14"" up gxjlng ro far turn, had lo ntler coune and com* to outside, was no factor thereafter. HEADMASTER tired after ihowlng oood early speed. N3 scratches. 54, 1 07 See Kerr Entry Outcharge Whodunif at Wire By HANK HOLLINGWORTH Executive Swli EdiJor The rich got richer Saturday as the Travis M, Kerr entry of Prince Blessed and Grey Eagle sizzled to a smashing one-two triumph in the $162,100 Hollywood Gold Cup. Jockey Johnny (Moneybags) Longden, wealthiest horso skipper in the business, steered Prince Blessed to his neck triumph, while Kerr was (he man who owned Round Table, greatest thoroughbred money-winner in history! Grey Eagle carved a blistering pace -- the first mile of the mile and one-quarter classic was the swiftest run at the Inglewood track this season -- then waged a spirited head-to-head duel with his stablemate down the stretch before the Longden mount won out. The stablemates were forced to batlle tooth-and-nail down to the very end as the favored Whodunit was charging at the pair like a runaway tank truck going down Signal Hill. The Kerr entry returned $11, $9 and $4.60, white Whodunit's supporters salvaged the show prize of 54.40. Whodunit was a half-length in arrears of Grey Eagle, with the fourth finisher, New Policy, nearly another length behind. "The race was run exactly as we had planned," claimed 33-year-old trainer Jim Naz.worthy. "We sent Larry Gilligan out on Grey Eagle to grab the lead, with Longden ready to charge from behind with Prince Blessed. We definitely thought Grey Eagle had a big chance to win the whole thing, even though most of the handicappers figured he'd kill himself off on that pace." The Gold Cup was almost the image of its Santa Anita counterpart, the $100,000 Handicap, except that Prove It wasn't in Saturday's 14-horse field. Prince Blessed and Grey Eagle ran 2-3 in the Handicap using the identical strategy as in the Gold Cup. Longden Holds Prince Blessed Back Kerr's grey blur snapped to an immediate lead as the gate was sprung, with First Balcony cutting all the way over from his outside (14th) post position to settle right behind the Eagle. New Policy slipped into the No. 3 slot, with Headmaster and Prince Blessed next in the strung-out line. Longden was holding Prince Blessed back like a longshoreman tugging to keep the S.S. Catalina in its Wilmington dock. Whodunit was content to relax in eighth place the entire first mile. Grey Eagle blistered around Ihe first three turns xvith First Balcony always just a length behind him. Prince Blessed made his bit; move around the far turn and when Longden loosened the reins the colt snapped to action like an errant rubber band. Longden dispatched New Policy, then First Balcony and aimed his sights at the fleeing Gilligan and his Eagle. At the top of the stretch Prince Blessed caught his stable- mate -- and everyone in the throng of 54,107 figured tha Eagle had done his job and would quickly fade into the rear ranks. · But it never happened. Gilligan kept Grey Eagle right there beside Prince Blessed and the ding-dong stretch battle commenced. Little Difference to Jockey's Wallets Whodunit came storming down the middle of the track, picking up real estate on the Kerr pair like a greedy land developer, but the stablemates blitzed past the wire before Ralph Neves' charger could get to them. Actually it made little difference to the jockeys' wallets which Kerr mount finished first because both Longden and Gilligan had agreed to split any winnings down- the-middle. First place was worth about $10,000 to a jockey, with $3,000 the second reward. "He ran a powerful race," Longden said of Prince Blessed, "but he almost got. away from me. He wanted to roll too eaily today, so I let him go earlier than I wanted. He got to the front easy, but he didn't want to go by Grey Eagle." "We'd have made it if we got a breather," declared Gilligan, "but First Balcony was pressing us all the way and we just had to keep running. The Eagle never quit and we were coming on a little at John's horse in the stretch." Neves claimed because of the bulky field that Whodunit probably lost the race in its early stages. "We blew a lot of ground going around horses and trying to stay out of trouble," explained Neves. "We got straightened out in the drive home, but we ran out of ground." . Hank Moreno said his New Policy suffered when Prince Blessed brushed him as the Longden colt flew past. "But my horse got tired 70 yards from the finish and we'd had it," conceded Moreno. First Balcony Didn't Have It -- Burns Bill Harmatz said his well-regarded Dress Up got bumped going by the stands the first time "and after that he just wouldn't try." First Balcony "didn't have it again today," commented Eddie Burns, riding for the first lime since being involved in the Mr. America tragedy last Saturday. Burns also claimed that Longden brushed his mount as Prince Blessed flashed by. Sea Orbit, which had won two earlier Hollypark races from much the same field, didn't run a lick because "the ground broke at the start and he got off bad," moaned Angel Valenzuela. 'Then we got shuffled around and knocked back -- and that was it." Longden, who parlayed baek-to-back $!00,000 triumphs (he was astride Four-and-Twenty in last Saturday's Derby), almost didn't make the race because of an ailment. "I didn't ride Friday because I was taking treatment for a neck ailment which was b o t h e r i n g my legs," squeaked the 54-year-old wonder. "The legs hurt me before the race, but 1 can't feel a thing now." Nazworthy stunned press observers when he commented on being "disappointed" over the race. "I wanted to run 1-2-3," chuckled the young trainer, who actually had a third horse in the chase, Ann Peppers' 46-1 shot, Headmaster. His "disappointment" should be short-lived--just until ha trots to tha bank at 10 a.m. post-time Monday!

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