Independent from Long Beach, California on March 17, 1966 · Page 23
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 23

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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SWEATING 'EM OUT rrtfFRT. 'WFII , T7 - p ,^ i i r* ··· r i MJitiu: WLLL, Koufax, Drysdale (Betting Edgy TJH ... ER... UM .. Koufax, finally breaking his silence over the dispute, said he believed certain things could be negotiated with the Dodgers but that "no-one has offered to sit down and talk, so I don't know." The southpaw star, holding out with Drysdale for $500,000 three-year c o n tracts, said, "If something happened a n d I couldn't pilch, I doubt that I would hold them to it. I don't want anything for nothing. "I can see how s o m e * * * fBig Don Drysdale, the her half of baseball's most ous h o l d o u t pitching disclosed Wednesday F tie and Sandy Koufax offered the Dodgers alternatives to their purported $1 million, three-year contract demands and denied the pair had signed to begin a movie career April 4. "But we have noi heard from them since we had a very friendly talk with Buz- Tiie Bavasi almost t h r e e ·weeks ago," Drysdale said. * * * JIM MALONEY FIRM ON BID FOR $50,000 ' FRESNO (UPI)--Pitching ace Jim M a l o n e y said Wednesday he will never pjtqh; for Cincinnati again !if he lias to sit this year out because the Reds won't meet his demand for a $50,000 contract. , , . ,, . . . "J'If.1 were to sign for less ; general manager, tsn I smirk ·trrnn-Sv-hat I think I'm |inj simply because Sandy worth, I'd hold a grudge JKoufax and Don Drysdale against the owners all year," |are conducting .. "1 wouldn't be satis- (spring drills in ; ^consequently not be the S a n Fer['my best effort every nando Valley, out. Then I wouldn't He is battling fair lo myself nor the his own contract conflagra- Reds, in training in jtion ignited by people might become resentful because we haven't signed. This is a difficult thins. Yet, nobody seems resentful when a ballplayer makes the minimum salary for the first couple of years." It was the pitchers' first public comment about their celebrated salary war with the Dodgers. "We've read all sorts of figures in the papers about the money but nothing has been said about the other avenues we offered them in the talk," Drysdale said. * * * speaking from Ins ranch in San Fernando Valley's Hidden Valley. Drysdali* declined to go into specifics about the "other avenues," just as he and Sandy have preferred to remain out of print since the single person-to-person discussion with the Dodgers vice president ended in a stalemate. Drysdale, told that Sandy had iterated his personal friendship for the Dodgers' big brass despite Hie con Iran hassle, said: "I feel just the same w;«y as Sandy. We are good friends with Buzzie and Mr O'Malley (club president Walter O'Malley). This is a business matter." "We haven't closed down on any further negotiations at all. We feel very free to talk it over. But we haven't heard a word from them. We haven't been contacted since that last meeting. "We know time is short. We're not kidding anybody. If we don't get down there ihis week and start getting into bh.ipe we ii h a \ e HI hurry things up a lot to lip ready for the opening nl the seas,in. "But since we haven't heard from them, we've had to pursue other avenues. "We are going to have lunch tomorrow ( t o d a y ) with some Hollywood people and our lawyer. Bill Hayes. It's possible t h a t we may sign to do I he pic lure at thai t i m e Bui w e haven't signed io do any- t h i n g vei." Bv GEORGE LEDERER I. P.T ll.M writer VERO BEACH. Fla.--Baseball commissioner William J. Eckert sidestepped coii'menl Wednesday on the possible .ictii-n of Ins office in the event of » continued stalemate between the Dodger front office and holdout pitchers Sandy Kuut'ax and Don Drysdale. Asked if he might act as a mediator. Eckert said. "The commissioner should be available at any time A matter is of overall interest to baseball and the public." He did nut specify whether the Dodger situation falls into thai category. "One of the f i n e things about baseball is that player.; can negotiate individually." said Eckert. He said the same should apply tn any entry, such as Knufax and Drysdale. "The players are at liberty to negotiate on any basis they elect " r.ckerl said he preferred "not to comment at this t u n e " if he would attempt to break a stalemate. S.F. Has Just 'Juan' Problem By ROSS NEWHAN I. P-T IHfl Wrltir PHOENIX, Ariz. -- C h u b | Feeney. San F rancisco Giants lorida, were reported to offered Maloney, a 20- me winner with two no- fetters last year, a contract Jpr $41,000, up $9,000 from fist year. {S»'J Jionestly feel I'm worth wb.000 and I'm making my stand. Either 1 get it or Cin- won't get me." Juan Manchal and Bob Shaw, a n d F e e n e y doesn't find it MARICHAL funny. "I talked with Marichal last week and we are still quite a LEWIS 40-1 Wjthbut Sandy, Don .»·-'·: he call. The next step is up to him." Marichal, diving for sharks in his native Dominican Republic, seeks $80,000, which is $20,000 more than Feeney is offering. i "We have not issued any ultimatums," said Chub. "We are still negotiating and I am open to compromise but not to the extent of meeting his terms." Feeney admits to a concern in the Giants' camp that Marichal was suffering deep mental anguish over his attack on John Roseboro last summer. "I asked him about it the last time we talked," revealed ways apart." revealed Fee"! Feene y- " Just b y the wa y he Iney. "I sent him a telegram! said ' Heck No '' ! Wa * C0 " 1 the other day, requesting that! vinced that the Rosebon - -- - 'thing isn't disturbing him." ; One could now form a staff I of holdout hurlers: Koufax, j Drysdale, M a r i c h a l , Shaw.' Jim Maloney and Ralph Terry.' They might play in M i l w a u - j kee--or Atlanta. | * M « · BO BELINSKY, the well- known screwball specialist, telephoned a s s o c i a t e Dean Chance Tuesday night to express his objections to Marvin Miller, the labor economist now seeking ratification as administrator of the M a j o r League Baseball Players Assn. Belinsky, calling from the: 1 THE HIGH SPOTS: The Nevada odds- maker who quoted prices on the Dodgers Tuesday ijiust have holes in his head. He said they would be B-5 favorites with Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale: 4-1 without them. However, without their two great pitchers. 4-1 is a ridiculous price on the Dodgers. It should be more like -10 I. In fact, I don't "vcn like t h a i price if Sandy and Don sit t h i s one out. ! Do you ever get the feeling that somebody's trying to tell you something and that you'd better listen? Well, thai':; the way it's been since we heard of Ihe optimistic move by an official of the New York Yankees a few days ago. The Yiniks 1 domination of ihe American League came to an abrupt end last year when the club slumped to a sixth-place finish. But the club feels that it will be such a factor in Ihis year's pennanl race thai Bob Fishel, publicity director for the Yankees, has booked the Hilton Hotel in New York as the team's 1966 World Series headquarters. * * * INCIDENTALLY, HOTELMAN Barron HiVon is in the process of selling his interest in the San Diego Chargers, which he formed when the American Football League was organized. Best guess at this time as lo the key man in the probable new ownership is Dave Dixon. the man who has been trying for several years to land a professional football team for New Orleans. 'Dixon, il is heard, has obtained Ihe backing of a Ne\v'York syndicate headed by (he heir to a cosmetics fortune. Dixon visited San Diego recently and was in contact with important business and civic leaders. It is further reported that he has located a plush home in the Point Loma area to purchase for his family If IIP succeeds in getting the club. ' 'pe and Hilton had their first meeting in regard to tne'aale of the club last month in Chicago . . . and met again recently in New York. * * * . JACK KENT COOKE WILL HAVE committed an rfullay of around $16 million on pro basketball and hockey in Los Angeles if he goes ahead with plans to build his own stadium lo house his teams. tpenden Independent INDEPENDENT--Pag. D-l Lent Btach, Calif., Thuri., Mar. 17. I'M HERE COME THE WHEELIKS High-stepping, fust-wheeling harness racers get rolling with spring Western Harness Racing Assn. meet at Santa Anita Park today Meet runs four weeks. Details on Page D-7. RAUL 10-7 FAVORITE j Phils' camp at :Fla.. told Chance: I "We can't elec.l had for baseball." Clearwaler, him. He's Rojas, Pajarito Tangle Australian Pros Win LA. Tennis By BOB MARTIN Rod Laver and Mai Anderson defeated Pancho Gonzales and Earl Buchholz, 14-12, to clinch the pro challenge tennis matches for Australia with' a 7-4 lead going into the final j doubles contest at the L.A. S p o r t s Arena Wednesday mghi. Australia won the first two matches on the card. Rod Laver outclassed Earl Buchholz. 10-1, in just 27 minutes in the opener. Mai Anderson followed with a 10-5 triumph over Pancho Segura. Attendance was 4,926. * * * * IT WAS Pancho Segura tribute night and the 44-year- old popular veteran of the tennis tours received a sports car and color TV set, among other gifts. Celebrities of the tennis By DAVE TAYLOR A sellout crowd at Olym pic Auditorium will SPP Mexico's colorful, h a r d punching. Ricardo (Pajari to) Moreno, f i f t h-ranked contender for Vincente Saldivar's world featherweight crown, tangle with seventh- ranked harbor slugger Raul Rojas tonight. The Olympic boxing card begins at 8:30. The Moreno- Rojas fight will not be televised. Moreno, who comes fresh from a 21 consecutive knockout string since returning fr,jm a t w o - y e a t layoff d u r i n g 1962-63. sports an amazing record of 59 wins with 58 KO's. eight losses and H draw. But. Pajtirito's KO record hasn't influenced the odds makers as the 24-year-old Rojas goes in i n m p h t as a 10-7 favorite. RAUL ROJAS Stopped 17 of 25 Foes Roias easily qualifies as Moreno's I o u g h r s t lest since his return to the ring. The rugged San Pedro long shoreman has hut one set hack in 25 s t a r t s , and t h a t one to world feather K i n g Saldivar lasi May. Meanwhile, Rojas has stopped 17 of his 25 opponents. Moreno, too, lost his one featherweight title bid in 1958 to Hogan (Kid) Bassey al Wrigley Field. If he can score over Rojas tonight, Pajarito will be in line for another championship try againsl Saldivar. In a televised companion I D - r o u n d e r , undefealed Wilmington heavyi*e i g h t .loe Orbillo is picked over U m e k o f Germany. Orbillo sports n i n e wins against one draw w h i I p L'mek Is fresh from set o\el Isay l-.lli*. t h i s m o n i l ' an up rai hei PAJARITO MORENO 21 Straight Knockouts Lakers Rate Wilt NBA's Best » He purchased the Lakers for $5.200,000; shelled out .and entertainment world led $J2 million for the NHL franchise; will spend another i t h e tribute, million p u t l i n e the team together, while the stadium frill 908! $7 million plus the land. ·'. . Natur.illy, much of this amount will be financed by (he large lending institutions . . . but if necessary, Cooke probably could finance it on.his own. A .hank rpfprpncp recently listed ln« np| worth in EIGHT FIGURES while also commenting on his favorable position w i t h regard tn liquid assets. j , Incidentally, the hockey franchise has brought Cooke ahd Lord Thompson of Fleet. British publishing baron, together again. 4 Before going to England and being knighted, Roy Thompson and Cooke built a radio-newspaper empire in Canada, then parted on a sour note after 12 years. Bui " ord Thompson is now one of the 10 directors ?f fcookc'. corporation which will run the hockey club. « " * * * -* GQLDEN GATE FIELDS is now known as the "sexy (e tm'ck." * The track not only operated an "A do (io" room in 4e dub-house d u r i n g the off-season, but came up with «J fai--«nit promotion on opening day last week A do/.en pivtly models diessed in eye-i.iti l u n g i ns- tlinles were stationed at thr various gates In hand patron' M ^S^St'oV" tK^mSalaSSfXa ^j^jfR hparm; I hp t r a r k ' « ppw ".Ing-in "I I nvP to !^J h «^! i *",» ? *Tl? ! V 1 ""-"* fu"'·"*" M nri* LvKttnA " "" 'nmori. outpotmeo vir. · ".srri'-ffr I/ft nrse Around. New YO*C. (m. 1 Laver is the new king of pro t e n n i s and u looks as though his reign will be a long one. Earlier in this se ries. lie beat America's No. I ·pro. Pancho Gonzales, 10 5 Wednesday night's match was so onesided thai it lacked in thrills. Today's Sports Card | Pro Baseball -- Chicago Cuba lorlno drill*. Blair Field, no admission charoe.i 10 a.m. Harnass Raclnf -- Santa Anita, first! 'post 1 p.m. i · frte TrK*-Mililkai at Westminster.\ , Lynwoocl jt Lakewood, Jordan at Para. mount. All 3 p.m. · Prtp OMf -- Milllkan vs. Warre" Bt .Fl Dorado. Jordan vs. Wilson at Recreation, both 3:15 p.m. Hockey -- Blades vs. Portland. Soort-, .Arena. I p.m. -- Olympic AIKII.U ..... . ? - ·" Wilt Chamberlain oul- polled Bill Russell 10 voles to one on the Lakers' all- opponent team, and by the same margin the Philadelphia giant was picked as the NBA's Most Valuable Player by Ihe Western Division champs. Cincinnati's Jerry Lucas (!) votes) and San Francisco's Rick Barrv 17) were chosen at the forwards and Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson (11) and Boston's Sam Jones (G) at the guards. Other votes wenl to guards Dick Barnett (2), Hal Greer (2) and Guy R'iclpers 11), and forwards Tius Johnson (4) and Bailey Unwell (-). Barry beat Billy ('unnmiih.'im 1(1 1 a; t h e !np Meanwhile, the Lakers announced Wednesday they will play three intra-squad games in the next two weeks to slay in readiness for the playoffs which will lieum fnr t h e m around April I The squad g^mcs arc scheduled f«" L A Poly High m S,in leni.indn. M a n h 2:'). P a u l i c a Hi^li tn I - V MM'KAL Clay, Draft Board Face Off G;i r den Grove, March 2K. and Corona del Mar High . in Newport Beach, March JIO. Turn Hoover will join Ihe i squad fur all the games, givm;: coach Fred Schaus I w n H - m a n t e a m s 1 he Lakers close out t h e i r r e g u l a r season t h i s week- em!, h o s l i n g St. l.uuis l-n- il;r. ;'rn! San I'rancisc'i Mm- dav 'Miev go in the Bay A I O . I '.'i mpi'i t i l " \Varnnpi i n ,i tc!i-\ .M'd i;.-:ne I K I ' l V. s ilh mi Saturd.n --Doug Ives MIA Standing;* LOUISVILLE. Ky. UP--"Why me'" Uncle Sam answers that question for Cassius Clay today when the heavyweight champion personally appeals his 1-A draft status. Clay isn't saying what arguments he will use but two avenue; art open to him" Exemption because of religion or because of dependency. Hi^ draft board chairman. J Allen Shci- m a n has all hut ruled out the dependency c l a i m , explaining t h a i Clay's alimony pay ments don't pim In ho x vsltd ex up fnr Sherman declined to speculate what will happen if the champion raises the question of membership in the Black Muslims. He indicated, however, that if the reclassification stands. Clay could be in uniform w i t h i n a m o n t h or more. * * * MEANWHILE, Clay's litic fight March 29 against George C h u v a l n shapes up ar. a losing parlay--in a r U M i r flop ,mcl a bo.\- office lemon It is now f.-ii-.dtrd t h a t .:!-,;;·,;! ».-!' 'heaters and arenas in '15 cities in ih* 1 Knited States and Canada will carrv tlip fight on closed circuit television. ·i .... » .662 I? t4 WESTERN DIVISION Pet 0 4T4 6' 7 S1 i 479 10 :s« ;: |iirN (ill RADIO I A . !taii T ' L F V I V O N · . , O f . " « I I m p m Cubs Get ht Win for Leo Rookie Browne Aids Job Bid With Homer By JIM ENRIGHT i»eciai !· t, P.T TUCSON. Ariz -- They ;hnve posted a brand new number in the Cubs' outfield jderby. i I t ' s 29. and it belongs I" I rookie Byron Browne, a 2,'i year old newcomer from SI. Joseph. Mo. One spring homer in one spring exhibition game won't clinch a regular job in the major leagues, but it will help. Especially if you happen to be a right handod hitter competing against mainly southpaw swinging rivals. Since George Altman, Ty Cline. Wes Covington, and Billy Williams, the Cubs' "Big l-'our" outfielders, all are left handed hitters. Browne is as- isured something more than n passing look. There were two nut in thr ninth Wednesday when Ernif Ranks drew a walk, and Browne followed with a 400 foot homer to give the Cubs a · !!-l conquest of the Indians. 1 Veteran fireman Don McMahon was the victim of the ·Browne blast, giving the Cubs i their first win of the spring !aftcr four straight losses, i In connection with his first victory at the helm, manager Leo Durocher said: "1 don't know if the kid can gel (he job done, but I'm sure going to find out. I know he can run. l a t c h ihe ball, ,-ind t h p i w 11 "Hi., iinmei cmnr on a soft swing ajMinsl ,1 curve hall, and t h a t was enough. We'll have Whitey (coach Lockman) do some more work with Brownie. I know the nther kid (din?) ran ploy, now I want to see about Browne. We could use him." * * * * LEO'S "we could use him" stems from the fact Byron is a right handed hitter, and he'd like another right handed bat in his regular lineup. Durocher had something else to talk about after he gained his first big "W" with the Wngleys That would be isloul pilchmg as provided by Ernie Broglio (4), Lee Meyers C'.l. and Sterling Slaughter ( 2 i . Be'wecn 'em the three siime limited the Tribe to six hits, and if Durocher had a beef il wiis his mild protest: "They should have had a shutoul." POLICE SET PARKING PLAN FOR BLAIR Federation Drive, which r u n s through Rprreation Park, will be closed to traffic and used for parking i m l y foi R (lays from 9:30 a m in i:'!() p.m . beginnm; Saturday Police ( l-red .1 Stev t r a f f i c division mm mandcr. said Ihe street w i l l ne closed lo ai.coiniHidie ba.ieball f a n s who come '« the park to see t h e Chicago Cubs play exhibition games at Blair Field. Stevenson said a 11 vehicles parking on Federation Drive will enter from 10th Street. Vehicles parking in t h e Park Avenue Baseball held also will enter from 10th. ;:::.:!;:·.'..-. ?.'. "«"-iw Wil- ·.!··! Mi'jh h a v e been asked in- i liicc t" I'unn car pools i - i i educe t r a l f i c in the area. 1 hrv .'Kn wprp requested ' · i [vrk wesi nf Ximpnn \ \ r n u r

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