Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 2, 1963 · Page 50
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Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, May 2, 1963
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GEORGE McLEOD CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Birdie Backs Rookies . . ' . - · · . ' . ·Birdie Tebbetts exploded a·· minor baseball;bomb in Tueson l,his spring when tie told all dugout visitors Cleveland ,v/ould start the season with rookies in three positions.,- · "And, I don't mean for a day or a week," Birdie said. "I mean we're going to go with three rookies in the lineup. Period." Today, the Indians, after their best spring exhibition record in many years, are in ninth place in the American League. And, the Tribe's rookie trio of Vic Davalillo, Tony Martinez and Max Alvis are batting a combined .205. Tebbetts, nevertheless, has no intentions of benching either Martinez , or Alvis, both floundering at sub-.200 figures. Davalillo, obviously, is unchallenged as a starting centerfielder. H e ' s ' l e a d i n g the team with a .304 average. After losing a pair of games to the New York Yankees, Tebbetts was quoted as backing his rookies to the hilt. "I don't care what they h i t , we're going to stick with them. It's not.the f a u l t of the rookies we're close to the bottom of the league. I blame it all on the veteran ball players. They're not doing their share of the work," Tebbetts said. Birdie singled out Willie Kirkland, Joe Adcock, Johnny Romano and Tito Francona for blame. Only Woodie Held, who has found a f o u n t a i n of youth in his new position of second base, escaped Tebbett's wrath. "I batted .191 in my first year in the majors and stuck around for 16 years as a player. That's one reason why I'm going to be patient with these kids. They're going to stay in the lineup." Fans Musi Be Patient Tebbetts' stand is to be admired. He 'hasn't been kidded into believing the 36-year-old Adock is the top banana the Tribe needs to improve its sixth place position of lastyear. He isn't being lulled into a dream that Willie Kirkland will'suddenly turn terror. Birdie knows Cleveland's salvation for the f u t u r e has to be in kids such as Martinez, Alvis, Davalillo and pitcher Sam McDowell. In fact, if some of the v e t e r a n pitchers continue to flounder along with Adcock and Kirkland, Francona and others, Tebbetts may put i n t o action another spring proposal. When he came to camp in Tucson, Birdie was quick to point out, "I don't know any of these players except by records and t h e i r records aren't too good. I've been told they all have potential. They've got to show me." Later, as spring training drew to a close, Birdie reiterated this statement and added: "If they can't show me, I'm going to have kids ^.waiting in the wings at Jacksonville to replace them. We-re not going to keep guys in the lineup on reputation." If Cleveland fans are as p a t i e n t with the youngsters as Tebbetts is, the I n d i a n s ' building program may bear f r u i t . Short Pitches How about this? St. Louis is leading the National League, Kansas City the American League and the Missouri Tigers are the No. 1 team in college baseball. . . . Ruidoso Downs opens May 17 for 54 racing days w i t h a new general manager, a new racing secretary, new barns, and 4,000 applications for stalls. Apparently, Ruidoso Downs is on its way to another record pari-mutuel season. . . . John Mooney, in the Salt Lake City Tribune, wrote recently: "Rumors contend all was not sweetness and light on Wyoming Coach Lloyd Eaton's s t a f f last fall and the absence of Ed Linta (recently signed as coach at Eastern Arizona) may remove some of the pressure." Linta is an ex-assistant at the University of Arizona. . . . Mooney, in the same c o l u m n , also wrote that Mike Lude of Colorado State is the football coach most likely to get the ax in the f a l l . A l u m n i groups already are screening young coaches for Mike's successor. . . . Nifty Four-Hitter Gives 6 Seabiscuit' First '63 Victory L_L - BLAH, WHO NEEDS THESE TO WIN? --AP Wlrephoto Trainer Mish Tenney takes a look at the homemade blinkers he fashioned for unbeaten Candy Spots, now quartered at Churchill Downs for Saturday's Kentucky Derby. The blinkers are lighter and cooler than those u s u a l l y worn by thoroughbreds. Candy Spots, the derby favorite, lets Tenney know his feelings by sticking out his tongue. N i n e colts were entered in the Derby this morning. CANDY SPOTS HEADS CAST Only Nine Horses Slated For Derby Run Saturday LOUISVILLE, Ky. --UP)--I Others entered were John The entry box for the 89th Kentucky Derby slammed shut at 7:30 this morning Tucson time, and the name of California's favored Candy Spots topped a field of nine for the 3-year-old classic. The smallest Derby field since nine started in 1957 will go to the post at Churchill Downs Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Tucson time. Unbeaten Candy Spots, owned by Rex C. Ellsworth o f : Chino, Calif., was listed as the 6-5 favorite, and will be ridden by Willie Shoemaker. In 1955 Shoemaker won the race with Swaps, owned by Ellswdrth. Shoemaker also won in 1959 with Tomy Lee. Never Bend, the 1962 champion 2-year-old from the Cain Hoy Stable of Capt. Harry F. Guggenheim, is second choice at 5-2 in the track program line of handicapper Mike Barry. Manuel Ycaza rides Never Bend. Third choice at 3-1 is Greentree Stable's No Robbery, another undefeated colt. John L. Rotz rides No Robbery, who won the Wood Memorial two weeks ago 'at Aqueduct. Candy Spots took the Santa Anita and Florida Derbies, Never Bend won the Flamingo Stakes. W. Galbreath's Chateaugay, of the Blue Grass winner Stakes; Patrice Jacobs' Bonjour, who captured Tuesday's Derby Trial; A m b u s h Stable's On My Honor; Walnut Hill Farm's Gray Pet; B. J. Ridder's Royal Tower, and J. J. Cherock's Investor. Each will carry equal weight of 126 pounds. If nine go, the Derby will gross $151,400 with $108,900 to the winner, smallest since Iron Liege earned $107,950 in o be entered. On My Honor, 1957. Chateaugay was the first DODGERS'DANDY - - - - By Alan Mover MEET SATURDAY NIGHT Devils, Wildcats Rule WAC Ovals A-State's Sun Devils a n d ' Arizona Wildcats, two talented collections of track and field stars who run head-on into each other in a dual meet here Saturday night, dominate Western Athletic Conference rankings in the sport. Arizon^ State, .proud 'possessor of two new world records already this year, can boast the best time or distance in eight of the 17 reg- illation dual meet events and is tied for another best distance. , Arizona, meanwhile, has the WAC's best/ efforts in four events. Next comes New Mexico,with two leaders and one tie.'Brighairi Young leads one event and/is tied in another and Utah is tied for the lead in one category. Heading up the list of ASU leaders is jet-propelled ·printer Henry Carr with a :9.5 hundred and a world- record :20.3 furlong to his credit (actually, Utah's Dailey Oliver has run a :9.4 century this year, but it was a wind- aided effort). Sun Devil Eric Owers has the fastest 880 at 1:50.2, Frank Covelli tops the WAC in the javelin at 259-1 li/ 2 ) Larry Hendershot is best in the shot put at 55-3 and Joe Rose has the best pole vault of 15-6!4. Joe Caldwell of ASU it, tied with BYU's Bob Gowart in t t.he -high j u m p at 6-81/, and the Devils' 440 and mile ' relay foursomes, have bests- of :40.8 and 3:04.5-the latter another new world record. Arizona boasts conference leaders in the mile, where Jack Hudson has done 4:07.3; the discus, with Karl Johnstone third in the nation at 182-0; the broad jump, where Gayle Hopkins , ranks third nationally at 25-0; and- the triple jump, in which Hopkins leads U.S. collegeians with a 49-10 leap. Other leaders: ^O-Plummer (NM), :«.7. TWO MILE --Darrus BYU), 9:34.«. 170 HIGHS-- Knloht fNM) and Spencer (U), :U,3. 330 INTERMEDIATES: Knlohl (MM), :37.«. HIGH JUMP-(BYU) and Caldwell (ASU), «·«'.*. Phone Call Testimony Protested ATLANTA -- (/P-- An attorney f o r W a l l a c e Butts, former University of Georgia athletic director, asked a federal judge today to rule out any testimony about a telephone conversation in the trial of a $10 million dollar libel suit. Attorney W i l l i a m H. Schroder Jr. argued in a pre-trial hearing that federal laws were violated in the alleged overhearing of a telephone conversation between Butts and Coach Paul Bear Bryant of Alabama. U. S. District Judge Lewis R. Morgan said he would rule on the question after Schroder had submitted a written motion. The move by Schroder struck at the basis of a Saturday Evening Post article w h i c h charged Butts and Bryant rigged the 1962 Georgia-Alabama football game. In ·its March 23 issue, the Post quoted George'Bur- nett, an Atlanta insurance salesman, as saying he accidentally was cut into a Butts-Bryant conversation and heard Butts give away Georgia football secrets. "There were two violations," Schroder argued. "Number 1 was by the p a r t y intercepting t h e telephone conversation and the second violation was by the Post in taking the information and publishing it throughout the country for its own benefit." By Associated Press Bo (Seabiscuit) Belinsky, who admits he's on the way to the glue factory if he fails to get off to a quick start, has finally flashed across the finish line a winner. The Los Angeles left-hand- er finished what he started for the first time this season last night, limiting the New York Yankees to four hits while George Thomas hit a grand slam homer that gave the Angels a 5-3 victory over the \vorld champions. Belinsky, fined and sued so often in his short major league career he may wind up pitching for nothing, almost wound up pitching for Kansas City after the 1962 season. Rut an under-the-table deal that would have sent Bo to the A's was vetoed by Baseball Commissioner Ford Prick. When Belinsky signed his contract this season, he admitted: "I get the picture. If I win, they keep me. If I lose, they throw me out. It's a sap who d o e s n't know where he stands." So with an 0-3 record, Belinsky strode out to the mound against the Yankees and pitched probably his f i n est game since his no-hitter against Baltimore last May 5, 361 days ago. He allowed the Yankees' first hit when Roger Maris singled with one out in the f i f t h and ran into serious trouble in the ninth when the Yankees scored their third Pena's four-hit pitching and a 15-hit Kansas City attack subdued Cleveland 11-3 and kept the A's in first place. Cheney struck out 12 and allowed only seven hits as Washington downed Detroit 4-1 while Herbert started Chicago off to a doubleheader sweep over Baltimore with a 7-0 four-hit job. The White Sox took the nightcap 6-4. Boston walloped Minnesota 14-5 to round out the schedule. Thomas took care of Yan- kee starter Ralph Terry, now 3-2, in the first inning when he tagged his grand slam following singles by Billy Moran, Lee Thomas and Leon Wagner. Belinsky took it from there before a crowd of 36,937. Pena, purchased from Toronto of the International League, won his fourth without a loss as the A's balloon remained i n f l a t e d . The Indians' runs came on homers by John Romano in the eighth and Joe Adcock in the ninth. nother Westerner and win- ier of the California Derby, vas entered an hour later and he East's Never Bend, sec- nd choice, came in two minutes after that. Both were entered at the mule barn, in the barn area on the backstretch, where en- ries also may be made as well as in the secretary's of~ice. run on a walk and singles by Harry Bright and Tony Kubek. Belinsky, nicknamed Sea- biscuit by Manager Bill Rigney because of his prancing running style and the fact he "has a different way of doing everything," then avoided a photo-finish by getting Jack Reed to ground out for the final out with two on. Orlando Pena, Tom Cheney I and Ray Herbert also turned Jimmy Jordan, the trainer, in top pitching performances. entered On My Honor for the Ambush Stable of Mike and Jack Stein of Los Angeles. George O'Brien, agent for jockey Manuel Ycaza, entered Never Bend, owned by the Cain Hoy Stable of Capt. Harry F. Guggenheim of New York. Bonjour, bred in California but owned by Patrice Jacobs of New York, was entered by h e r brother, t r a i n e r John Jacobs. Bonjour won the Derby Trial Stakes on Tuesday, and will be ridden by Isma_el Valenzuela who won the 1958 Derby with Tim Tam. Jacobs listed his father, Hirsch Jacobs, as trainer for the Derby program, although he is not present. The elder Jacobs left Tuesday after the trial. Other riders on the early entries were the same as had been listed by the trainers all week. Braulio Baeza rides Chateaugay, with Paul Frey piloting On My Honor, and Ycaza on Never Bend, last year's 2- year-old champion who also had his final serious workout with five-eights of a mile in 58 seconds f l a t today. Trainer J u l i a n Serna Jr., entered Gray Pet, who was second in the Derby Trial. BASEBALL SCOREBOARD AMERICAN LEAGUE Kansas City Boston Chicago Los Angeles .... New York ..'.... Baltimore Minnesota Detroit Cleveland Washington W 13 10 9 12 8 10 9 8 5 7 L 7 t. 7 10 7 10 11 11 9 13 Pet. .650 ,6Z5 .563 .545 .533 .500 .450 .421 .357 .350 GB 5 1 JVi 3 4 4'/} 5 6 SEEK STANDARDIZATION Golf Representatives Plan Southern Arizona District By JOHN LINDBLOM Twenty representatives of Tucson's golfing population last night took the first step toward formation of a Southern Arizona Golf District. The group, which included golfers from Tucson Country Club, Oro Valley Country Club, El Rio Country Club, Saguaro Men's Club and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, needs only the approval of its private boards in order to make the district o f f i - cial. Legal work toward incorporating the organization has already begun. The district plan is an outgrowth of an unofficial group known as the Tucson Amateur Golf Association, which was begun about a year ago and headed up by TCC's Harry Talmage. Its purpose would be for a standardization in handicaps and course ratings as well as operating Tucson and Southern Arizona golf events. "Our basic purpose at the moment," said Talmage, who is acting as spokesman for the group, "is to set up some type of organization to run our amateur golf tournaments. We hope to create a district which is outstanding in the country and operating within the rules of the USGA." The eventual aim is to become a USGA district, which Talmage said is probably four or five years away from being realized. Talmage, Saguaro Men's Club President Tom Jordan jr., ERCC member Ed Morris and OVCC member Lyle Jarress were all members of the original Tucson amateur organization. It operated two tournaments last summer, the city medal piny championship and the city partnership tourna- m e n t . Both drew fields of more than 200. These two tournaments would be projects for the new -district group under the new plan. A third tournament, a city match play championship, is also planned for June and will become the official city tournament. The .match play event has already been set and will be held over four different courses with a limited field of 64 players --10 handicaps and under. The tournament is planned for the weekends of June 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 at Diner's Country Club, El Rio, Oro Valley and TCC. . Other functions of the proposed organization will include iunior golf and a tournament, is tentatively planned for August. Talmage said other golf clubs in .Southern Arizona will be accepted in the organization after its official incorporation and when those clubs have reached sufficient membershin to w a r r a n t representation. He estimated t h a t the rrrour wi'l have renrnsenfatives from as many as 15 clubs within three years. Yesterday's Results Kansas City 11, Cleveland 3 Chicago 7-6, Baltimore 0-4 Washington 4, Detroit 1 Boston 14, Minnesota 5 Los Angeles 5, New York 3 Today's Games Cleveland (McDowell 1-2) at Kansas City (Wickersham W». New York (Ford 1-2) at Los Angeles (Chance 2-1). Boston (Conley 1-0) at Minnesota (Roland 2-0). Washington (Osteert 0-2) at Detroit (Lsry 0-1). Baltimore (McNally 2-0) at Chicago (Pizarro l-o), night. Tomorrow's Games Cleveland at Los Angeles (night) New York at Minnesota (night) Washington at Chicago (night) Baltimore at Detroit (night) Boston at Kansas City (night) NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB SI. Louis 14 7 .467 -Pittsburgh 11 6 .447 1 San Francisco . . 1 2 9 .571 2 M i l w a u k e e 12 10 .545 2'/2 Chicago 10 10 .500 3"i Los Angeles .... 10 11 .476 4 Philadelphia 8 10 .444 4'.2 Cincinnati ^ 10 .417 5 New York 7 12 .3iS 6 H o u s t o n 7 13 .350 tVi Yesterday's Results Chicago 13. St. Louis a Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3 San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh I Los Angeles at Philadelphia, ppd., rain and cold Houston at New York, ppd., rain Today's Games Chicago (Jackson 3-2) al St. Louis (Washburn 4-0), nighl. Los Angeles (Drvsdale 2-2) at Philadelphia (Mahaffey 2-3), night. Milwaukee (Hendley 2-1) at Cincinnati (Maloney 2-1), night. San Francisco (Marichal 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Cardwell 1-2), night. Houston (Notlebart 3-0) at New York (Jackson 1-?). Tomorrow's Games San Francisco at New York (night) Los Angeles at Pittsburgh (night) St. Louis at Cincinnati (nighl) Houston at Philadelphia (night) Chicago at Milwaukee (night) I N T E R N A T I O N A L LEAGUE Indianapolis 3, Little Rock 2 Atlanta 4, Columbus 0 Other games postponed P A C I F I C COAST LEAGUE San Diego 5, Salt Lake Cily 3 Denver II, Seattle 3 T E X A S LEAGUE Albuquerque 3. Amarillo 1, 10 innings El Paso 9, Austin A THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 2. 1963 PAGE S3 Sanford Continues To 'Show' Brass With 9-Inning Job By Associated Press Jack Sanford slapped down some impressive statistics when he talked contract with the San Francisco Giants this spring, such as a 24-7 won-lost record, including 16 in a row, a World Series shutout and a strong playoff effort. But Jack, said the management in an effort to keep the price down, you didn't finish what you started. There was a point there. Sanford started 20 games during his winning streak and completed only six, and had just 13 complete games in 38 starts for the season. JACK CAME TO TERMS AFTER A brief holdout, and set out this season to eliminate that talking point. Last night he threw his third complete game of the young season, a 5-1 seven-hitter over the Pittsburgh Pirates, for his fourth victory. It snapped a four-game Pirates' winning streak and shoved the Giants into third place in the National League, only two games out of first. The four-game winning streak of the league-leading St. Louis Cards was also snapped. Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs, always a terror in St. Louis, did most of the damage in a 13-8 Cub victory. Banks entered the game hitting .222, with two homers and six runs batted in. He crashed two three-run homers and drove in another run with a single. Now his homer total is four, his RBI total is 13 and his batting average .247. In the only other National League game, Jerry Lynch slammed the 13th pinch-hit homer of his career for a 4-3 Cincinnati victory over the Milwaukee Braves. The Houston at New York and Los Angeles at Philadelphia games were rained out. The Colts and Mets played three innings before the rains came with the Colts on top 1-0. GOLF NOTES Patti Starr and Dorothy Urich, daughter and mother, meet in the finals of the Randolph Women's Club championship tournament today. Mrs. Starr defeated Alene Stoecker yesterday and Mrs. Urich defeated Ruth Thatcher. Mrs. Stoecker and Lillian Vogel tied for class A putting honors; Kathy Stephenson won in class B and Maggie Joyce was tops in class C. * * * Two teams tied for low score in Tucson Women's Golf Association play at Oro Valley Country Club women's play yesterday. The teams included B a r b a r a Branch and Elsie Smythe and a second team that included Margaret Piebes and Marian Tcwnsdin. Eleanor Suchart and Mickey Wheeler had low putts. Other winners included Marge Lucey, Judy Fields, Joyce Goodman and Jen Ginsberg. Mrs. Honey McKiearnan and Sue Ross met today for the El Rio Women's championship. TIRE TRUING YOUR OUT-OF-ROUND TIRES Illness Hits THS Runner Robin Ross, Tucson High's sensational junior, was a questionable entry today for the Interdivisional Qualifying Track and Field Meet at Rincon Saturday. A top threat in both the 220 and 440, along with being anchor man on the Badger relay team, Ross missed school and practice yesterday because of illness. "If he has to stay out of school tomorrow," said Badger Coach Ollie Mayfield, "I probably won't run him. He has another year, and there isn't any sense in taking a chance with him." "WE GUARAHTEE THE SMOOTHEST nut DOWNTOWN 500 N. 6«h Avc. MA 2-7766 2 STORES EASTSIDE OPEN DAILY 7:30 to P.M. DOWNTOWN L OPBM 4937 E- Speedway E A S T S l o E OPEN C A 7 - A R l f t I UN. 1 to 5 P.M. CH '-00 10 1

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