Independent from Long Beach, California on March 17, 1966 · Page 24
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Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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Willie D. in Dodger Doghouse INDEPENDENT-P.cj. 0 3 Luc MMk, Caw., Tiun, Hut. u, Mt --AP WifWMtt READY AND WAITING Dodger shortstop Maury Wills finds ol' No. 30 uniform all ready for him after ending holdout Tuesday night. He worked out Wednesday. ·y GBOftGE LEDGXEX I. M MM wrlMr VERO BEACH. Fla. -Four score and seven hours ago. Dodger fathers brought forth on this season a great ball club, conceived in liberties, that all men are created e q u a l , including Sandy Koufax and Don Dryadale. Today, four losses and 24 innings without an earned run later, the fathers lament that most batting averages were created equal, but insist the world champions shall not perish from this earth. C o n t r a r y to widely spread rumors, the Dodgers will not forfeit the season. They will not even forfeit an exhibition game. Wednesday, for instance, they insisted on playing it out before accepting a 9-0 licking (the forfeit score) by the New York Yankees. General manager Buzzie Bavasi pointed out that this was barely past the Ides of March, that there was no reason to panic, particularly Wednesday when the .500 SPRING AVERAGE Knoop Shows Pop--Tin a Better Hitter Now? He Says By ROSS NEWHAN I, r-T SliH Writer PHOENIX -- Will the real Bobby Knoop please stand up? A .216 hitter as a rookie, a .209 hitter as a sophomore, Knoop is currently the Cactus League's sweetest swinger with six hits in a dozen chances. That's a .500 average or almost as much as all of the Angel averages from last season combined. He left Tucson Tuesday with three consecutive hits and added a double and single here Wednesday before the weight of Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, Hart, etc., crushed the Angels, 7-3. This game belonged in the G r a p e - Iruit League, it was such a lemon. Each side m a d e f o u r errors and 36 play- e r s w e r e c onscripted. The bright- e s t l i g h t s s h i n i n g KNOOP through Bill Rigney's sunglass camouflaged eyes continued to be the young infielders -- Knoop, Jim Fre- gosl and Paul Schaal. They may not boost the power of Gemini 8, but at least they provide Rigney with something to dock his hopes on. "I couldn't be more pleased with those three jzloves," said Rig. "I think they're now the best in the league." trio Nicklaus 64 in Tuneup for Citrus ORLANDO, Fla. UP)--Jack Nicklaus shot a torrid 7-un- dcr-par 64 at Rio Pinar Country Club course Wednes day to break the course rec ord and win the $5,000 pro- am "event leading up to the $110,000 Citrus Open. Nicklaus, who has played in only two regulation tournaments this year, broke the record 65 set in 1962 by Boj Winninger and Bert WeaveH in the Carling Open. ! The 2 7 - y e a r - o l d Golden 1 Bear, who has been playing! exhibition golf in South Af-! rica for the past several j months, said the layoff from the regulation tournament trail helped his game. "I was getting tired at the; end of last year and losing' the desire to win," said Nicklaus. "Now I want to play tournament golf. I'm ready to win." » . . * EIGHT top pros will be out to brake a hex today when they tee off in the first round. ! . In the nine tournamentsj played on the w i n t e r tour thiSj y«a", no player nas won more' Chan once. The only victor! who isn t in the field of 143 pros and one amateur, includ- tng 47 of the top 50 money! :ih f is Billy Casper. i Knoop, of course, remains an offensive enigma. "It is a question of how you define hitting," said Knoop, whose mental preparation for the game is meticulous. "Basically, I'm a better hitter now because I'm not trying to pull," he explained. "I'm waiting on the pitch, and hitting to all fields. "But, I don't think I was ever really a bad hitter. Confidence has made me a better hitter. Not to the extent, I mean, that I can predict Til hit .250 or .390 or .280, but to the extent that I know I can do my job in each situation. "From my viewpoint, that is the key to being a good hitter. I think it is possible to hit .300 and not help your team. In 1963, Jim Gilliam batted only about .240. Yet, he was probably the most valuable hitter on a team that won the world's championship. That's the type hitter 1 want to be." "Knoop's 54-point vault of last season is now being eyed by Schaal, another defensive demon who batted .224 as a rookie. "Confidence," said Rigney. "He's a different player this spring. All last year he kept waiting for someone to tap him on the shoulder and hand him a ticket to Seattle. Now he realizes the job is his and he's more apgressive. He's made plays this spring that only Brooks Robinson can FANFARE HAVE TO BE CNODR TOES ^i THE make. And if he keeps at it, he'll hit .265." Awarding Schaal third, Fregosi short and Knoop second, one finds Norm Siebern and Joe Adcock at first. "My current thinking Is that we will carry only two first basemen," said Rigney. "Depending on the other side's starter, I will definitely platoon them. I would like to get 100 rbi between them, but that may be asking too much." With five infielders assured of work, the infield's second line perimeter is virtually non-existent. Last season the Angels carried seven infielders, including Tom Satriano who again looms as the third-string catcher and infield swing man. Jackie Hernandez, a 25- y e a r-old shortstop, had been given a solid chance for a utility position until several error-pocked performances this s p r i n g . Frank Malzone is still present, but the fact that he has not been played portends of an ominous future. Unless Joe Koppe is recalled from Seattle, the Angels must trade for a utility shortstop. Currently under investigation are Houston's Bobby Lillis and Eddie Kasko, and San Francisco's O?.zie Virgil. Being dangled as bait under the Astrodome is Vir Power. ANOEL ANGLES: Th. mosl Improve. rookie Infl.lders have been second base. man Vic LaRose and firsl baseman Wll* 1 II* Montin.z. . . LaRose, a scrapov 21- 1 year-old oroduct of the Anoels' farm svs-i tern, baited .292 af San Jose last year.' Hll next slop h probably Seattle. . .) Montanez, a swift Puerto Rlcan drafted from Jacksonville, batfed .734 In h's first | He's only 17. esday, was taken for x-rays Wednesday mornlnq when he Informed trainer Fr«MM PniWlco that he had suffered I four concussions Dlaylna football. . . The | X-rays wvrt negative and Relchardl should bt available when Marcellno Lopez 'aces tnt Giants In today's Arizona ' · Anoeli host Cubs In ----- bean ball controversy. The Giants are as equally determmeo to play Orlando Cepeda in left field this season. . . "It's the only place avail- i able and I refuse to put nls b»t on the, bench," said general manaaer Chub Fee-; nev. . . Left fielder Ceoeda made two I first inning errors, permitting the Angels i to lumo into a 3-0 lead they oulfklv! blew. . . Dean Chance became the first, Anne! pitcher to work four Inning!,! yielding three runs, two of which were! earned. . . Another Hal Lanler's s-cond- | inn'no single was oliw-0 1 Intn an inside- : thn-park homer by Jimmv PlersaM and Ed KirkpatricK. j AB R H · 1 0 1 1 1 7 1 0 0 X 1 1 1| 1 0 0 0 ; ? 1 1 1 · Dodger* rtaited without Maury Wills, Ron Fairly and Willie Davis. He did not p o i n t out that the Y a n k e e s started with- o u t Mickey Mantle a n d R o g e r ^Manager Walter Alston said there was a madness to his method of benching W. Davis for the second day in a row. "I'm mad at him because he won't listen to anybody," said Alston. "As far as I'm concerned, he can stay on the bench for a while." Davis, who promised to change this year and "just be myself," hasn't resembled a shadow of his 1965 self when he batted a shade under .240. He has one hit in 10 times up for .100. "Willie and (Wes) Parker are the laggards in hitting," said Alston, who couldn't remember a time he lost four in a row during Grapefruit League activity. "When you come right down to it, we haven't hit a ball well since the first game. "The only guy who has hit the hall consistently is (Nate) Oliver. He doesn't have much of an average (.200), I know, but he's hit some real shots that were caught. "I'm still not too concerned, but it's getting to the point where I'd like to win one. It would be nice to get Into the habit down here." Alston said he would like to give his men extra hitting, but will be unable to do so because the Dodgers are on he road for the n"?xt four dbys. They meet the Cardinals at St. Petersburg today, Baltimore at Miami Friday night and the Astros in Houston Saturday and Sunday. "By the time we get back, maybe things will be different. Wills will be ready by then. It was pood to see him in uniform today." Whitey Ford, Bill Stafford and Steve Hamilton gave the Dodgers only five singles and checked them to such an extent that Al- bow." said Alston, referring to the reliever's surgery of December. "He's had a lot of other ailments, but I'm sure he'll come around. I've seen him threw better in batting practice." Brewer confirmed that ston had no opportunity to give a sign. "It's the first tims I've managed a game without giving a single sign," he said. Fairly, who pinch-singled in the sixth innipg, was the only Dodger to reach *ec- ond base. He advanced on a single by Parker. Fanly How They Scored 1ICOND INNINO YankMt-- Bov»r singled, moved to third wlwi Kennedy drooped a fore, throw at second and scorKi on Clinton's sacrifice "to. run, one hit. on. error IKk'XlSftY .Ve' slhMu'lK?"^ 1 I FOUHTH INNING cSdlnSf 1 "Susan VrlSiTcJrt ! Yar**ts-wlth on. out. Boy*' doiibieri nwu *ind Art Mahafffv and Reooz walked. Clinton singled home Dodoers and Astros will br thr Bover. With two out. Ford walked to to test the man made turi in Ml the bases. Murcer and White each Astrodome during the wfekrnd doubled In two runs. Tlllotson relieved Parker and Oliver (.onilnup Brewer and Peoltone singled home a run soarkle with thrlr gloves . . 01 on th. first pitch. Howard singled. Tlllot son wild-pitched and Bover 6*at out . slow roller to make It 9-0. 5«v«n runs, seven hits. SEVENTH INNINO Yankm-Gtbbl and Clark singled In t'eld, Gibbs oolno to third on Kennedv s throwing error, Glbbs scored on Reooz's to kwo th. V. Kaarw .. man t'fj r. hMim.1." Mv«r«Min«it his elbow "is fine, but my shoulder is sore, my knee is puffed and I've had an inflamed sciatic nerve." Oil AND DATA-W1I1S worked out In the momtng, but was no I on the can ltt i Its four dav Ntw "Poly" Tires Coming to LB. by KM Carload The a m a z i n g new Kelly- SpHnsf.rtd Citation Tire. 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