Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 11, 1966 · Page 28
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Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, March 11, 1966
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Tucson Hiliztn SPORTS FRIDAY, MARCH II, 1966 PAGE 21 Flag-Talking Tribe, Giants Scrap Tomorrow By GLENN TRUMP Citizen St*« Writer The Cleveland Indians meet the San Francisco Giants tomorrow afternoon at Hi Corbett Field to begin the Cactus League baseball season.- It's an opening act of which Ed Sullivan would be proud. Pennant fever runs high in both camps and the possibility these could be the 1966 World Series contenders has been a box-office boon. All box and reserved seats for the opener are sold but several thousand bleacher seats priced at $1.25 will be available at the field starting at 10 a.m. Game time is 1:30, with ceremonies honor- ing Indians owner Gabe Paul, Akron sportswriter Jim Schlemmer and radio announcer Jimmy Dudley preceding. They represent a total of 60 years spring training in Tucson. The University of Arizona Ah- Force band will add to the color. The appearance of Mr. Baseball himself, Willie Mays, in centerfield for the Giants undoubtedly holds top interest for the fans. The "Say-Hey" kid will be facing Gary Bell in the first inning. Cleveland Manager Birdie Tebbetts has refrained from naming his other mqupd assignments pending the end of the'^Mexico City road trip this afternon. FRIEND YIELDS 3 SINGLES Powerless Yanks Rip Senators In Opener By Associated Press Johnny Keane's new-look Yankees were ferocious enough to pass for the oldtime variety as baseball's spring training exhibition season got underway. But first impressions can be deceiving. The New Yorkers, perennial American League champions until last season won their first five exhibition games a year ago and wound up with their worst regular season record in 40 years. ; So don't blame Keane for not getting too excited about yesterday's 74 victory over Washington that featured two-run homers by Joe Pepitone and Clete Boyer and three airtight innings by Bob Friend, making his first appearance in a Yankee uniform, THE YANKEES, playing without power hitters Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Tommy Tresh, sprayed 11 hits off four Wasn- ·ington pitchers. Both Pepitone and Boyer connected in the fourth inning against Frank Kreutzer. Friend, acquired in a whiter trade with Pittsburgh for righty Pete Mikkelsen, worked the first three innings and limited the TSenators to -three singles. John :0rsino and Ken Hamlin homered for Washington. Keane will appreciate that kind of performance a lot more orie month from today when the regular season opens. Dick Lee, Columnist, Succumbs PHOENIX - UP) - Dick Lee, assistant sports editor and outdoor columnist of the Phoenix Gazette for 22 years, died in a hospital today following a long illness. Lee, 56, suffering from a chest condition, was hospitalized several times in the past year. In bowling, horse racing and hunting and fishing, he was a recognized expert. Lee won Arizona's state bowling championship in 1956 and twice shared the Phoenix city doubles title. He was a charter member of the Arizona Racing Hall of Fame, the only sports writer so honored. His widow, Faye, survives. Four other exhibition games opened the Citrus season. The defending American League BASEBALL EXHIBITIONS Indians 1, Mexico City 1 Cleveland 10000-1 3 « Mtxlco City 00001-1 ft (Cilltd, five Innlnei, r*ln) Hint, Cloittr (4). and Slmi; Anno »nd Rctamoza. Horn* run--Cltvaland, Divillllo. Yankees 7, Senatori 4 N«w York (A) Oil 01 000-7 11 1 Washington 000 010 210-4 7 1 Friend, Stafford W, Wilker (7), Ham- Iton (11 and E. Howard, Ftrnandei (4); Nirum, Krtutw (), Koolltz (7), Bo»- mm (I) »nd Ortlno, French (I). W-- =rltnd. L--"Narum. Horn* runt-New York, Pepitone, Boyer. Wuhlnoton, Ortlno, Htmllln. Chitoz 4, Bosox 3 Boston 010000WO-311 I Chicago (A) 21016000X-- 7 1 Wllwn, Morehtad (4), Radati (7) and Tlllman, Mojei' (7). Horlen, John (4), Fliher (7), Hlsglns (») and Romano, Me- Ntrtrwy (?). W--Horlen. L--Wilson. Astros 7, Twins C Houston 22200000001-7101 Minnesota 000 301 200 00-i 10 2 Latman, Kro (4), Zachary (7), Carpln (10) and Bateman; Kaat, Boiwell (3), Whltby (5), Klppsteln (I), Crlder (10) and Battey, Mltterwald (4). W-Cirpln. L -Crlder. Home runs--Mlnrvewta, Mlnch«r. Redlegs 5, A's 3 Cincinnati:. old 103 ooo-i I 1 Kansas City 100,000001--3 3 2 Ellis, O'Toole (4), Zannl (7) and Edwards, PavaUtcn (7); TomMtlhs, Shtldon M), Ak*r («), Stock 7) and Roof. W-O'Toole. "L-Slwldon. Horn* runi--Cincinnati, Cardtnas. TMay'i Oamts Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia at Clearwat- tr, Fla. Houston vs. Chicago, A, at Orlando, la. Pittsburgh vs. Boston, at Ft.- Myers, la. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Miami, Fla., nlBftt Tomorrow's Gamn Milwaukee Js. Los Angeles at West aim Beach, Fla. Cincinnati- vs. Chicago, A, at Sarasota, Fla. Houston vs. Washington at Cocoa, Fla. New York, N, vs. St. Louis at St. Pe- tersourj, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Ft. Myers, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. California at Palm Springs, Calif. San Francisco vs. Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. New York, A, vs. Baltimore at Ft. Lauderdale', Fla. Kansas City vs. Boston at Bradenton, Fla. Detroit vs. Minnesota at Lakeland, Fla. Sunday's Games Milwaukee vs. Los Angeles at Vero Beach, Fla. Cincinnati vs. Chicago, A, at Tampa, Fla. Houston vs. Washington at Pompano, Fla. New York, N, vs. St. Louis at St. Petersburg, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Clearwater, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. California at Palm Springs, Calif. San Francisco vs. Cleveland at Phoenix, Ariz. Baltimore vs. New York, A, at Miami Fla. Boston vs. Kansas City at Winter Haven, Fla. Minnesota vs. Detroit at Orlando, Fla. champion Minnesota Twins wiped out a 6-0 Houston lead but »wed to the Astros in 11 innings 7-6. Leo Cardenas' three- run homer powered Cincinnati's -3 victory over Kansas City. "he Chicago White Sox shaded Boston 4-3 and Cleveland battled o a 1-1 tie with the Mexico City "igers in a game halted after ive innings by rain. JERRY K1NDALL, playing at irst base, hobbled Walt Bond's wuncer, permitting Sonny Jackson to score Houston's winning run against Minnesota in the llth inning, Don Mincher had three hits ncluding a home run for the Twins. Cardenas' homer broke a 2-2 ie in the sixth inning and lifted the Reds past Kansas City. The shot came off reliever Jack Aker who had just taken over "or Roland Sheldon. Three Cincinnati pitchers -Sammy Ellis, Jim O'Toole and )om Zanni -- limited the A's to three hits. THE WHITE SOX scored the whining run against Boston on a fourth inning double steal with Tom McCraw swiping home. Rookie Bill Voss, who stole two bases, broke for second and McCraw for home with two out in the fourth and the maneuver worked. Johnny Romano drove in the First .two Chicago runs with a bases-loaded double in the first inning against Earl Wilson. * * * Jim Fitzsimmons, 91, Dies In Miami MIAMI, Fla. --m-- James E. (Sunny Jim) Fitzsimmons, 91, the Grand Old Man of American horse racing, died today at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Known respectfully and affectionately as "Mr. Fitz" or "Sunny Jim," Fitzsimmons had devoted more than 75 years to riding and training horses. He saddled winners everywhere from the half mile tracks on the "leaky roof" circuit, where he sometimes went without a meal to see that hi Jim Filzsimmons In fact, he has refused to announce a batting order although he said he would start Fred Whitfield at first, Pedro Gonzalez, second; Larry Brown, shortstop; Max Alvis, third Leon Wagner, left; Vic Davalillo, center; Rocky Colavito, right; and Joe Azcue, catcher. That was Cleveland's lineup last season. But the pressure is on'this spring for Azcue and the infielders with the likes of Del Crandall, Duke Sims, Bill Davis, Dick Howser and Chuck Hinton trying to earn regular assignments. The lineup Manager Herman Franks of the Giants announced Tito Fuentes, shortstop and leadoff batter; Len Gabrielson, left; Mays, center; Willie McCovey, first; .Jim Hart, third; Jesus Alou, right; Tom Haller, catcher; and Hal Lanier, second; is likewise familiar. All save Haller played in the Giants' windup game last year, and the 64 backstopper was a regular throughout the campaign. Gaylord Perry, a right-hander with an 8-12 record last year, is scheduled to pitch the first three innings. He'll be followed by a pair of new Giants--Joe Gibbon, obtained from Pittsburgh, and Lindy McDaniel, a former Chicago Cub. Also slated to see pinch-hit duty for the Giants is Orlando Cepeda, the 6-2, 200-pound slugger who was disabled most of last year with an ailing right .knee. "I don't want to rush the Big 0 too fast," Franks told reporters earlier this week. "In other words, when he comes to me and tells me that he's ready, I'll play him." Franks has listed Bob Bolin, Bill Henry and Frank Linzy for Sunday's game against the Indians in Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The Indians, who finished last spring with a 1J-12-1 exhibition record, were 24-1 against the Giants. The Giants boast a 211-190-8 advantage over the Tribe in the longest spring-training rivalry in the majors, beginning in 1934. Last night in Mexico City the Indians played to a 1-1, five-inning tie with the Mexico City Tigers when rain struck again. / Davalillo walloped a 400-foot home run for Cleveland and Luis Tiant pitche'. three scoreless innings. The Tigeia tied it in the fifth off rookie left-hander Alan Closter. TRUMPING ACES -- The single - game attendance record of 6,100 may be threatened tomorrow. It was set in 1953 when the Giants, then from New York, played here without the services of their young outfield star Mays, who was in the military at the time ... Chuck Hollinger, chairman of the baseball commission, believes the all-time Hi Corbett exhibition record of 30,964 is in jeopardy. It was compiled in a 12-game schedule in 1960, while there are 16 home games this year . . . Among Giant officials who may accompany the squad are all-time pitching great Carl Hubbell, now director of the club's minor league teams, and Haiik Sauer, Chicago Cub slugger of a decade ago, who is now coaching Giant hitters ... Gabrielson, another ex-Cub, underwent a tonsillectomy during the wihter. Willie Mays and Herman Franks They'll be key figures in tomorrow's Cactus League opener here. --AP Wlrephoto 'Holdouts Should Be Reasonable 9 i Birdie Tebbetts, outspoken field manager of the Cleveland Indians, last night had some advice for ball players who are seeking larger wages: "It's okay to get yourself a good lawyer but stay away from agents.". Speaking with his usual deftness at a Tucson Press Club forum, Tebbetts fielded queries about the Sandy Koufax-Don Drysdale holdout situation with the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They listen to theatrical agents who tell them the Dodg- horses were fed, to the "Big A' : --the multi-million-dollar Aque duct track in New York. It was natural that "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons should spent his long and active life aroun race tracks. He was born in a farmhouse in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn on Jul 23, 1874, and a few years late the house was torn down to make room for the Sheepsheac Bay race track. About 11 years later -- he once said he remembered the date, March 4, because it was the day Grover Cleveland was inaugurated as president -- he got a job as water boy for the Brannen Brother*, Stable at Sheepshead Bay. He learned to ride horses, had a rather undistinguished career as a jockey for 10 years, then began to put on weight. He was about to apply for a job as a streetcar motorman in Philadelphia when he heard of an opening as a horse trainer. So he stayed in racing. --Citizen Photo By Mark Godfrey Birdie Tebbetts He made a buck here. ers can't get along without them. "Well, I'll tell you that Buzzy Bavasi and Walt O'Malley- will have baseball in Chavez Ravine next month -- with or without Koufax and Drysdale. "DRYSDALE GOT his agent when he appeared in some tv shows and movies. I've seen him. He should stick to pitching. "I've been on both sides of the picture -- a player and a front- office man -- and I'm for any player who tries to get more money. But he's got to be reasonable." Tebbetts told of the numerous advantages of being in baseball, emphasizing the pension plan and health insurance offered. "Two years ago, when I was hospitalized here by my heart attack, my baseball insurance paid for all the bills. My own private health insurance was simply gravy. 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I CHRYSLER MOTORS OORPORMIQ* BEAUDRY 847 NORTH STONE PHONE 624-8221 Giants Study Perry Case PHOENIX -- Iff) -- San Francisco's Giants called on an old sleuth today to solve a mystery of 1965. Why, they ask, did pitcher Gaylord Perry have a 64 record on June 9 and 8-12 when the season ended? How did he pitch a three-hitter against Cincinnati on May 27 and a.two-hitter against St. Louis on May 31 and yet give up three runs on three hits without getting a man out in his final appearance on Oct. 1? Solving the mystery will be the task of 66-year-old Frank Shellenback, officially a scout with the Giants and unofficially the pitching coach emeritus. Shellenback arrived in Phoenix yesterday and his No. 1 assignment will be Gaylord Perry. "He got mixed up last year," says Manager Herman Franks of the right-hander he has named to start against Cleveland at Tucson tomorrow hi the Giants ' first spring exhibition game. Pitching coach Larry Jansen has been working with Perry, and Frank Bergonzi has shown his motion pictures made when he was winning and when he was losing. Bergonzi is listed as the official traffic manager for the club, but he also is a camera bug. SPORTS BULLETIN MIAMI, pla.--(»--Frank Beard of Louisville fired a five-under-par 67 for the early 36-hole lead at 138 today in the $100,000 Doral Open Golf Tournament. But the word going through the galleries was? Here comes Arnie. Comebacker Arnold Palmer, with a flair for the dramatic, sank a 25-foot putt on the final hole after dumping his tee shot in the water for a 70 and a score of 139. He had a 69 yesterday. THERE'S NOTHING AS COMFORTABLE AS A NEW SHOE Old saying updated--for these shoes behave like old favorites even when brand now. No breaking-in! Exclusive nailless construction, all-'round stitching, supple leathers (cut with the grain)--all contribute to the guaranteed comfort. 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