Independent from Long Beach, California on February 14, 1958 · Page 23
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Independent INDEPENDENT--Page C-l It was pointed out- recently that "almost anybody ould give his good right arm to be able to pitch three ctories in one World Series" as Lew Burdette did fpr he Milwaukee Braves last October ... and research by baseball publication'shows that some pitchers ac- uallv did do just that. . A look into the past shows that punishment caused by elivering pressure pitch after pressure pitch so frequently tnd in so short a time told on such great winners of three ames in a single World Series as Christy Mathewson, Smokey oe Wood and Deacon Phillippe. None was the same-the year after Tie accomplished his reat- "triple" . . . and two of them--Wood and Philippe-ere never the'same at any time after that. ' Thus baseball men are wondering if Burdette will he able o snap back next season or if he also gave his "good nght rm" to accomplish the feat. Wood according to Baseball Digest, was the Jinx s choicest victim. Though only 22 years old when he beat the 03,-mts three times for the Red Sox in the X912 World Series, the feat virtually finished his career. Compared to his Si eague victories in 1912 plus his three series triumphs, he von only 11 games the following year and two years later had to forsake the mound forever. , Phillippe won 25 league games in 1903, the year he beat he Red Sox three times for Pittsburgh in the very, first World Tackle Corsairs Long Beach City College's Vikings, the USF Dons of Southland J. C. basketball, will be out to maintain their one- game Metropolitan Conference lead tonight when they entertain Santa' 7.-30. , The game will be played as a p_relim to the San Francisco- Pepperdine game, 1ut "for'Vike fans it will be the~"main event" as will'every Norse tilt from here on out. Marching towards the most successful LBCC cage season-in the past. 15 years, the Vikes will take a 20-3 .record into tonight's game. . . METROPOLITAN CONFERENCE W L Pet. PF Lone Beach ._ 9 1 Valley -- S BakersrioKl 7 Santa Monica. ... 5 Harbor 4 San DICEO 3 East L. A 2 El Curnlno 1 1 .900 2 .500 2 .778 5 .500 6 .400 6 .333 8 .200 9 .100. 7S2 717 5!)S 720 832 306 619 522 ·Tonltht Santa Monica at LBCC (7:30 p.m.) East L. A. at Bakersfldd. San Diego .at Vallcy.- ack in 1905 with 20 victories, but wasn't very successful JMathe'wson's three big ones in the 1905 series also called or a year of reckoning. -While Matty did win 22 games for ie Giants the following season (1906)--that .would have been creditable one for any ordinary pitcher--it was his worst cason in 12 years from 1903 'through 1914 and a decided etflown from his 31 wins in '05 when he beat .the A's three mes in the World Series. * . * * A LONG-TIME BASEBALL OBSERVER points out that he players who start rhubarbs on the field, argue with umpires r.d indulge in showboating are not numbered among the a'ndidates for the Hall of Faroe. Great players do not have to- engage in these activities Dons Go Rolling Long. Beach has averaged more than 75 points a game in 23 contests to date, while hold ing the opposition to an average of 58 a game. «· ·"·· r , . · + _ t ,,i j-nnnafl ' '"individually, Dick Markowitz eries. The following season though his wr. total dropped continuesah( f ad o£ . Russ T ler!s 10 and he was no better than _ a .500 pitcher..He: bounced school record 1957 pace . Marko . witz' now' has--530 points in 23 games for an average of 23 a game compared to Tyler's 22.; average.. '. Santa Monica moved up to a .500'conference pace. Tuesday night by shading Harbor and with an'improved-team, will be out to avenge a 96-74 first- round loss to LBCC. . City College athletic passes will not be honored tonight, but a limited number of tickets are available to pass-holders. These tickets may be obtained b; o impress "the crowds with their ability or hustle. visiting the men's gym office or Ty Cobb was the most aggressive player of all-time, but!calling athletic director Jo t is recalled', that during his entire playing career he argued I Hicks, before 4 p. m. today, ·ith an umpire only once. The argument was prompted by the loss ol a base hit. The pitcher tried to £ive Cobb an intentional pass, but Ty stepped across the plate and lined the ball into right field for a double. When ho'reached second, he Curried to see the umpire standing in front of the plate waving his mask and veiling that he was out. "What for?". Cobb asked after running back to the plate. "For stepping across the plate," he was informed. The argument lasted for several minutes, but there was othing Cobb could do about it because according to the rules ie definitely was out. Cobb made 4,191 hits during his career, but he never, forgave that umpire for -taking one away from him. Most of the other immortals in the Hall of Fame also arcly-argued with the umpires. · . They followe.d the : .same philosophy'as Paul Waner, who ncc 'explained "why-ae-Tiever'-'sqUawked about 'an umpire's' call: I "figure that if a ball is close enough to be called a strike, it is close enough to hit!" *. * * - · ' THERE HAVE BEEN MANY REASONS advanced for the success of the Yankees . .,. the wealthy condition of the club, shrewd player deals, "Yankee spirit," etc." But as'a veteran ballplayer said the other day, "sure, nil that helps a lot," but it goes far beyond that. When "you ;et right down "to it, the other clubs have-enough money to leal for players and every good club has just as much hustle and spirit. This 'spirit and tradition', stuff is vastly over-rated. "The real key to the success of the Yankees lie$ in the system they use to develop young players. It's by far the best in baseball. Sure, they'll pick up a player -in a deal who was developed by another club, but In the main you'll find that most of the important members of the club came up through the Yankee chain. "The organization is terrific. A rookie coming up to the arent club from a farm team doesn't have to start from ;ci-atch when he first gets'into a Yankee uniform because he ...j right at home. He knows the style of play, having learned' t in the minors. Whenever a. player changes from one Yankee arm to another or moves- up to the Yanks themselves, he loesn't have to spend weeks learning the tricks of-his new r.nnager. Basically everything is the same. They've all been ·aught the fundamentals in the same way. "Every spring, the Yankee farm managers meet with ~asey Stengel at St. Petersburg. He figures out exactly what wants taught and everyone follows \that style. Such an hrgr.nization is bound to click. "In other farm chains, the various managers all have different styles of play . . . and they all might differ from that the pilot of the parent club! "That's why the Yankees are always a year or two_ ahead everyone else in the development of players and why they hlways have a few available when the opportunity comes to Inake an advantageous trade!" LBCC GYM TONIGHT USF Five Vs. By DAVE LEWIS The West's top hope to win the 1958 national collegiate bas- 'ketball championship, the'pow- erful University of San Francisco Dons, 'will visit Long Beach tonight to meet Pepperdine College at the LBCC gym. The West Coast Athletic Conference engagement, which will be televised over KTLA (Channel 5), will get'under way at 9:30 pjn. while in the 7:30 pre- The USF-Pepperdine game will be telecast over Channel 5 (KXLA), beginning it 9:30 p.m. Sam Baiter,will be at the microphone. AT THE MUN\6£fcTHT2£ETisAM IN) THE NATION TOMUirtT M Prill. WOOLpERT 6RIN66 .MKSrtTY SAN gAcn crry COLLEGE WITH PEPPgRPiNe .» ON£~£iPePN££? OF THE 6E A REAL TfcEAT TO INTb THE FOR A coufeer THE APPARENT \T PROMISE* TO SS£AT IfeAM IN Jiminary, Long Beach City College's crack club will meet Santa Monica JC in an. important Metropolitan Conference skirmish. The mighty · Dons not only are rolling to their .fourth consecutive conference 'title, but may well go on to win'national honors'for. the third time .in -four years. Paced by Bill Russell, San Francisco won the national crown jn-1955'and '56, ano* finished third in the NCAA playoffs last year' after losing to Kansas in the semifinals. The Dons currently are working on a string: of 13 consecutive victories in posting an overall record of-17-1'thus far this season. The only blot is a stunning early-season 50-49 upset at the hands of 'Stanford, which observers feel easily could be reversed in a rematch. In posting this impressive record, the Dons won two important pre-season tournaments ,--the All-College , and Blue Grass--during which they de-. feated such ranking clubs as Seattle, Louisville/ Denver,. Ni-. agara and Oklahoma City. Listed among jtheir West- Coast · victims are ^California'and SC -. of'the Pacific Coast Conference, -' · and such rugged clubs, within- their own loop as Santa Clara a n d S t . Mary's. ,' . . . San Francisco presently. Js ranked No. 3 in the nation by Lwo of the three wire-services : and is No. 5 on the AP poll. Among other achievements "· this season, the .Dons estab- ·'. lished a new all-time school "· scoring record-in crushing to- night's'foe, Pepperdine, 105-59 a couple of -weeks ago in' San Francisco. · · Despite t h i s tremendous splurge, the ,-Dons are better known for their defense. They lead. the nation's colleges' in defensive statistics, allowing an average of only 48 points per · game in .18 contests. ' . The club is anchored by two V member's of USF's-last national . championship team in '56--Mike Farmer, 6-7 forward' and the SEASONS RECORDS USF- 7 Chico State 31 73 W. Texas St. 66 California 62 Louisville , 65 Denver 71 Niagara. 53 W. Texas St.' 77 Tempo BB 55 Flantatf, 62 56 Redlandn 47 80 Tempe 74 77.-S. Barbara C4 "' Kent State 39 San Diego St. 88 59 Santa Clara 60 60 Okla. City 45 66 San Jose St. 44 65 Santa Clara 42 Si COP 59 67 S.F. State 37 32 Loyola 3K 105 Pepperdine 59 . 71 Fresno St. .14, 69 St. Mary's 49 81 San.Jose · 92 84 Loyola IS 70 Regis S3 69 New Mexico 86 SO Sati Diego U 65 77 COP 67 . 59 USF ' 105 67 St. Mary's fifi 86 S. Barbara 93 toad Cracks Gonzales WASHINGTON d turned on » -- Lew the power Thursday night and whipped ancho Gonzalos, 6-3, 6-2, to Increase his lead in their world hampionship professional ten- iis tour. Gonzales, usually invincible Kith his serve, lost his delivery hs often as he held it. Hoad SOTH LINEMEN I Rams Sign 2 Rookies Charley. Bradshaw, Baylor I tiiekle and John Mitchell, 'of- sive Runrd Irom Texiis I Christian, became the filth Innd sixth rookies to come to I terms with the Los Angeles I Rums for the 1958 season as [they returned their signed I contracts to general manager |Pote Roielle Thursday. Bradshaw, the outstanding I performer .this year on , a 1 strong Baylor Uno is a 6-6, 1232-pound glact with oxcep- Itional speed. Mitchell is 6-4 land weighs 245, Like Brad- liihaw, he possesses great 1 speed and excels as an offen- Islve blocker. squad's top candidate for all- American honors, and guard Gene Brown. Leading the supporting cast is the'brilliant Fred LaCour, 6-5 sophomore forward who entered USF last .year hailed as , the outstanding San Francisco prep star since the immortal Hank Luisetti.' The Dons have another big. center like Russell in 6-8 Art ·JDay, and although he is yet 'far from' Big Bill's class, he is Ticket's for tonight's dou- blcheader will go on sale at 7.p.m. at City College. They will be, available throughout the day at Brown's, Aggie's and Proctor's Sporting Goods stores, and at Meafjer's Men's .Store, Lakewood. .Tickets are priced at $2, $1.25 and 30 cents (children). AMONG THE NATION'S BEST 'Starting -members of San Francisco's, great basketball team worked out in the Long.Beach College'gym Thursday in .preparation for tonight's league game against'Pepperdine there. Left to right are all-America candidate Mike -Farmer, Art Day, Fred La Cour, Al.Dunbar, Gene 'Brown and Coach Phil Woolpert--(Staff Photo by -John Neagle.) · . .- . · WERTZ SIGNS: $30,000 Pay Dispute Not Serious-Woodling '. · . · ~ cracked through twice in each set, and yielded only once in lis own service. , , That spelled .the difference as the 23-year-old Australian went ahead,; 10-7 in the x 100- match serics' i ' 1 which began last month on the grass in Head's lomeland. Since hitting the indoor circuit in this country last week, each has won 't\vice. Hoad, who said before the match the sudden stops on 1 the ndoor canvas surface had somewhat stiffened the back of his l«gs, showed no ill effects. .He also rallied from a spill in the eighth game' of the first set, which-he won after five deuces, and never let up on the erratic onzales.. · 'Xtcdlegif--Slgncd-flyhawk Gus Bell for -also and. rookie southpaws Charley Kabe and Dave Skaugstad. - Orioles -- Received signed contracts from Icfthanded: Jim Archer (11-6 .at Xnoxvllle). . ' .Senators--Added' Art A.imus of Arcadia to -scouting stair. He- -win patrol Southern California and Arizona.- riillllcs--Sicned · pitchers - 3ob Xlller (2-51 and Romiin Semproch (13-4 at Today's Sports Card Collccr llmkctball--USF vs. Pepperdine, 8:30 p. m. i Santa Monica vs. LECC, 7:30 p. m.. both In LBCC gym. Cal Poly (SLO) at L. B. State, S P. m. HorKo Racing--Santa Anita. 1 p. m. Prep HaBkotb»ll -- Poly at Wilson, .akewood at Jordan. Centennial at Mlillkan. prelims at 6:30 p. m.; St. Anthony at Mt. Carmel, JV p CLEVELAND CW -- Gene Woodling said Thursday he thinks his salary dispute with Cleveland Indians"general manager Frank Lane will be.set- tled before March- 1. . That, however, doesn't Iessen!fflamir"and"se'c6nd""baseman "granny the veteran . outfielder's objection to Lane's 'plan to .-'chop S100 a day from the club's contract offer to any'player unsigned -by March 1. '"Officially, I'm .not a holdout until March 1," Woodling explained. "We'll see what' happens when we come to that date. But frankly, I expect no difficulty in, signing a contract." Woodling received about" $23,000 last season. Lane reportedly offered a $7,000 boost. Woodling led the /club with a .321 batting average. ;. · "I'm not a troublemaker," Woodling added. Lane said his plan was aimed mostly at -Bobby Avila,-' Chico Carrasquel and Minnie Minoso. "Those Latin boys are. notorious for reporting late." Thursday Lane signed Vic CCAA, Metro Scoring Leaders CCAA 1'Iayrr CnllfiKe ' G TP Avjc. Tern- Bazocllcr. L:A. State 6 127 21.2 Archie .Rambeau. S.D. St.. r 11)3 17.2 - - - --· - · 67 16 S 66 16.3 B'ob'Lacmmlei'L.A. St"..!... 6 97- 36.2 Frank Moraixllnl, L.B. St.. 6 H4 14.0 Gary Alcorn, Fresno St' 6 81 13.5 ·Frank Jackson, L.A. St .... 6- 81 13.5 Phil Rice. -Santa Barbara.... 4 - 51 12.8 Bemle Flnlay. San Dieco St 5 72 12.0 Ralph Barkey. Santa. Barb. 4 45 11.3 Bill Baron, JC.B. St. .,- 8 67 11.2 JIETROPOL1TAN CONFERENCE 'Pfayer 'Collejrc Billy -Wold. Valley . Dick Markoivitz, Jxi-- Bolt Kerry. Lonff Jteach Ned Exkert, Santa Monica . 49ERS FAVORED! 7 p. . Amteur Klonal dium, " Boxlnit-- Golden Gloves, rc- "tlnals. Hollywood "Legion p. m. Sports on Radio-TV KADIO Boxing (Redl vs. Kerwln)-- KFI. . 7 . m. . , SC vs. Stanford--KNX. S p. m. UCLA vs.- Washington' St.--KHJ, ' m ' TELEVISION BoxInK (Kerwia vs. Redl)--KRCA W. 7 p. -m. USF vs. Feppcrdlnt -- KTLA 0:30 p. m. Helms Award for January to Matthews . LOS m ANGELES . U.E-- Merle Matthews, 42-year-old secretary who- won the National bowling prelims at Wcrtz for a "substantial raise" to about §30,000. OTHER NEWS: Timers--Signed flyhawk Gus Zernlal (.238), reliefer Joe Presko ll-l), scc- onti baseman .Frank Boiling- (.2591 and · - - . -- , catcher). ·acts from catcher Tom Yewcic (bullpen Red Sox--Received contri_,__ pitcher Frank Sullivan (14-11) and first baseman FranK Kellert (.308 at .San Francisco). Pitcher Tom Brewer has m Auiietlcs--Rlghthandcd · pitchers. Arnold Portocarrero .(4-9) .and Wally Burnette (7-12) rignttl. V'mnkrrs -- Signed .catcher - outfielder Elston Howard (.253). Offered Mickey (5), Mantle J3.500 raise, but S« wants about J10.000. · . A _ _ , 9 Dave Van" Wage'fTen, Bakersfleid 9 Henry. Saicldo. Harbor. - 9 V I l B A n M i n n ]^a3t L A 9 . ett, Santa Monica _ 5 Jim Jfalkln. Valley 9 Buddy Canady. Bakerslleld S · Art Janklns. East "L.A. ' Allee Tfowden. San Diego . 9 Robert Espinosa, Harbor . Jv Jofra Cwartney, .Harbor 9 Bill Jordan. Long- Jleftch » Jimmy Granata, BakersfieM 9 Duve JonM. JUonu Beach ! 0 TP "203 103 147 115 title Jan. 18, Thursday was named "Athlete of. the Month for .January" 'by members of -a" Helms . ' Athletic Foundation board.- Miss Matthews, of" Long Beach, became the first woman bowler to be named for. athlete of the month honors in .the 21- year history of the .award. She defeated Marion Ladewig, Grand Rapids, Mich.,.- in the -National All-Star m a t c h game at Minneapolis to .become the' first woman,, west of the Mississippi to' the national title. Miss Matthews averaged 194: in 32 games rolled in the finals. ' ' ' ' ' .Early this month, 'Merle. set two all-time Lbs Angeles records in the ,32nd annual Los Angeles Women's Bowling Association championships. Lon'g Eeach _ State College! win be in the unusual, role of 'avorite tonight when it en- jages Cal Poly .in a CCAA! jame at the-49er'gym. Tip-off j is 8 p:m. - ' . · . : . .. · The 49e'rs beat the Mustangs 68-60, in their first meeting at San Luis Obispo for their only conference . win of the season AP SAYS- Buck Shaw to Eagles PHILADELPHIA C»--The Philadelphia Eagles will announce today the appointment of Lawrence T. Buck Shaw, recently resigned Air Force Academy coach, as- head coach of the- National Football League club, the An- * ·'sociated Press-learned Thurs- .day night. 1 Shaw reportedly flew. Into Philadelphia from-San-Francisco Thursday night and wa» met at International Airport by Vince McNaliy, Eagles general manager. v Neither Immediately :wa» available for comment' .but the Eagles earlier called m news conference for noon today. ' ' , State Entertains r* » i r I T 1 * 1 M. Lai rolv lonight ·/ . · O improving .rapidly and has become a solid .defensive force under the coaching of Phil Woolpert. Rounding out the starting five is the smallest man on the squad-- Al Duribar, 5-10 guard. . ' , " Although Pepperdine' has lit- tie hope of beating the mighty · Dons, "Coach Duck. Dowell is confident of keeping the score to a muclii more respectable- figure x than that in the first game.' Key man for the Peps is Sterling Forbes. Reserved seats are $2; general admission, $1,25, and chil- ren, 50 . cents. ' Lineup, rosters: SF PEPI'ERDRvE 'o. "*me, Kxht. Ton. llKht.,-*ame 'o. 2 Farmer (8-7) P (6-51 B- Sims 15 0 LaCour ?8-5) P (6-21 G. Taylor . 5 1 Day (6-91 C v (6-51 Forbes 12 5Brown(B-31 - G (6-11 'M. Taylor 11 1 Dunbar (5-101 G (6-3) Rettberc 52 , "USF router: 10.- Cunnlnpnam; 11, Dunbar; 12, Mallen: 14. Roblnaon; IS, Brown: 20. LaCour; 22.-.Huasell; 23, Connelly; 2i.'' Radanovlch; 25, Lille-and; 31. Day; 32. Farmer. ' renncrdlna roster: 3, Kay Sims; 8, Gtorse Taylor; 10. VanderWeide: 11. ,rack Taylor; 12. Forbes; 13. DeCulr; -1 Warren: 15. Bobby Simn: 20. C.-'owtHer- 21 Kasser; 50; Windle; 52, Bettberc; 55, Beicher. . L. 0 BY JERRY WYNN .COAA STAIfBlNOS Conference Season __.i Dleeo State ... Fresno State Los Armeies State lanta Barbara J-onit Beuh. State Cal - Poly ISLO) ... JL _ 5 1 .. 5 1 . . 4 . 2 ...1 .3 ..'1 5 _ 0 1 game. Jeddy Young was. far more effective at forward than center and .turned in his -best performance. .Both he and 6-' Dickinson- took the rebounding load, from Frank Morandini's shoulders. Cai'Polyis;paced by forward Mike Simmons,' who sports f a 17.0 scoring average, and guard Len Oswald.'with a 16.0. mark Starting .center is 6-6 Bob.Thet- 15 5 ford, who" was a teammite o rival center Dickinson at. Long Beach City College. Lineups: w l. against -five losses.- Another -triumph tonight could: vault 'them into fourth place over Santa Barbara,, which tangles with Fresno State.-; . - . Greatly improved bythe.mid- semester additions of Ron Winterburn, Dick. Dickinson and Ivan .Schiiler, .Long has everything a good, team should have EXCEPT the ability to get the-ball through -the hoop..- - - · · ' · ' · .The poor shooting'' and in- ability'to set. up "good .shots that'has plagued the team all season was again in evidence in the second half of the Pasadena game Tuesday night'when the 49ers hit on only 18 percent of their floor shots. Otherwise, Coach Bill Patterson's men played a stout Pet. Santa'Ciafa" --'. * l .800 it. Mary's * 2 .667 ^pperd'lne ,,/. 3 3 .500 ian Jose State _ : 3 3 .500 5yoia"'Z""r"":"::-""":~ o s '.ooo Games TonJpht USF vi. -Pepperdlno at Long Beach Jlty Colleee (9:30). St.. Mary's at San Jose .State. Santa 'Clara, at. COP. San.Dleso Loyola (non-Icasue). CnmcK Saturday NlRlit USF at Loyola. San Diego St. at Pepperdine (non- league).. . . ' Poly Mike' Slmmoni aich Euascll Bob Thetford Len Oswald Vic DlGiovannl LonK Bnch-State Ron Wlnterburn jeil Younr Dick Dlckinsoi HolliB Harve. Frank Morandin Ijiandy Meadows Enrolls at LBCC Randy STeadows; co-player o the year, at Downey High ,ir 1956, : enrolled 'in . Long Beach City. College- for .the spring semester Thursday.' . .,.- " '. Meadows, .who played frosl football for Southern^Californi last 'season, indicated He wil concentrate on lifting, his grad point average. Meadows was unavailable for comment an( it 5s:not known whether.'he wt be-,at LBCC .for the footba; season. \VEST CpAST_ ATHLETIC ' W. UCLA Plays 3 on Road By Associated Press Currently, tied with 'California for first, place in the, Pacific Coast 'Conference' .basketball standings, · the . UCLA Bruins , have a busy week, end ahead in which - they will. " play · three james- away from- home: .-, UCliA 'invades - the- .Northwest for' game's tonight at Washington .'State,.. Saturday night at Idaho and M^onday- night at.WashingtonV,-.- ·-.-·'. ' · . Coach' Johnny. , Wooden--says_ he isn't looking forward to the' trip his Bruins are starting. He is not satisfied with the: way the team is. going right now. He was very disappointed in. its nability to 'control: 'the boards · last : week. when' California beat UCLA;-;- ' - · - - . ' . . Southern California v. i s 1 1 s Stanford 'for a game^ tonight and will invade. 'Berkeley .Saturday night shot at California. Another game; Saturday night' matches Oregon ' against . Washington.

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