The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1966 · Page 6
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Golden Boys to Join Forces By RON SPEER Lgsociated Press Sports Writer ,ANTA (AP) - Two rich - ^ ! .... 1 college football players— "Bonny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim Grabowski of Illinois— s •> will battle for the last time Satt cur'day night before they team up •tiK-in'':what they hope will be rewarding careers with the Green , . Bay Packers. „, ,-Anderson will play for the ,' .^West and Grabowski for the ;.. f J5ast in the Coaches Al-Ameri"" ca' Game, which marks the sec. ,,op.d time they have dueled. ; ; ; '.The two youngsters-each of *"'whom received a bonus report."." edly in the neighborhood of ; |600,000 to sign with the Packers ,'•••"—jrere on opposite sides last ;;. January in the Hula Bowl at !'." Honolulu. "We won that game by one point," Grabowski said, "although Donny had a better day than I did. I scored t conversion, but he caught a couple of nice passes." Grabowski and Anderson will team up for the College All-Star Game in Chicago Aug. 5, when the 1965 college standouts meet the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Football League. Then the two hard-running backs will report to Green Bay, where they plan to room together. Both are being counted heavily in the All-Americ Game, with Grabowski th East's starting fullback and An derson playing halfback for th West. Sam Jones Dies; Had Long Career ^•//"WOODSFIELD, Ohio (AP)'••"•Sad Sam Jones, who shared ".."•with Cy Young the record for .;--.longevity among major league "" 'baseball pitchers of all time is dead. SSsThe 73-year-old Jones was Itricken here Wednesday at his home where he had lived since leaving baseball for good after a brief stint as a minor league relief hurler in 1947. Jones would have been 74 in 20 more days, and also would have marked his golden anniversary with his wife, Edyth, the same day. Sad Sam entered the major leagues with Cleveland of the American League in 1914 and pitched through the 1935 season, chalking up 22 consecutive he and the great Young, Newcomerstown; Ohio, Kjfitched that many years consec- .SpBvey in the majors. All Jones' •^pitcbing was in the American r "league. Jones, in addition to Clevi land, pitched for New York, S Louis, Washington, Chicago an Boston. He had a lifetime record the majors of 228-216, includin 36 shutouts and a no-hitter o Sept. 4, 1923, defeating the ol Philadelphia Athletics 2-0. Many athletes have used tb nickname Sad Sam but Pau Turner of Woodsfield, a long time friend, said Jones was th original. "But he wasn't sad. Ther wasn't anything sad about him ...I don't know where he got the nickname," said Turner. Th family did not disclose th cause of death. In addition to the widow Jones is survived by two sons Paul, of Erie, Pa., and George of New York City. Jones became president of the Woods field Savings and Loan Co. afte: returning to his home town l! years ago. Funeral services wil be hen Saturday. Pony Tigers took the measure o Wings by a 12 to 3 score yester day afternoon at Pony Park. Ray Yates pitched all the way for Tigers and held the loseri hitless. Dale Stewart was the losing pitcher. Eagles are slated to mee Owls at Pony Park this after noon at 5. Mustangs defeated Bay, 7-6 last night. ,,;Stewart Jerome was the win 4Ser, coming on it relief of Rich- 'SirrJ Brewer for the last three 'finings. Mustangs go to Leachville and Colts go to Manila for Tri-Coun- tj League play tonight at 7:30. Mustangs will leave from Rustic Inn at 6:30 tonight. Pee Wee • Roosters edged past Hornets 2-1 yesterday afternoon in a Y.M.C.A. Pee Wee play • off game at Midget Park. Hornets got on the Scoreboard first with their lone marker in the second inning. Roosters scored both their runs in the lower third without benefit of a hit, as Hornet hurl- e'rs temporarily lost control. Five bases on balls, the last three with two men out, proved the Hornet undoing. , The latter put on s mild rally of their own in the fifth putting two men aboard on a Rooster error and a fielder's choice, which did not come off. • Hornets are again Involved this afternoon in a league same, playing Frogs at «:30 at Midget Park. Little Legion wiped out Kiwanis, 7-0, yesterday behind the no-hit ^pitching of Bisher. who gave up only two bases on balls. Legion picked up three runs 43-i«n the first and two each in the i3«ird and fifth, u they coasted to the win. Legion opened the game with three consecutive singles. An er ror also contributed to the first- Inning flood. Ark-Mo bumped Randall Company, 9-2, yesterday, utilizing a five-hit, five-rim final inning to cinch the affair. Ark-Mo picked up two in the first and single runs in the second and third. Randall got one in the fourth and one in the fifth. Baguley pitched five innings for the winners, before Crigger took over in the sixth. TWO ACES AT WILSON Wilson golf course went years without a hole in one. Then, last week, it had two. Ralp Robinson had the first — on the ninth hole. Then, four days later, David Lewis. 14, scored an ace on the second hole — 90 yards and across water. A BUM LEG doesn't stop Mark Russell, 8, of Fort McPherson, Ga. Stricken by a rare disease, Mar?; still caa take bis cuts as • pinch- hitter until his leg heals and he can discard his sling and crutcb. "I enjoy playing against DM- ny," Grabowski said, "although he's so much fatter than me I don't even like to think about it." Grabowski is a burly 220- pounder who broke Big Ten running marks by gaining 2,878 yards in his career; Anderson, who also weighs 220 on a rangier frame, gained 2,280 yards rushing in three years at Texas Tech, and also caught 105 pass- COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JDLT T. 1988 PAOS MX iliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiwuniioiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiii es for 1,327 yards and 12 touchdowns. Both admit they may have trouble cracking the Green Bay line-up. Grabowski will be understudying the Packers' great fullback, Jimmy Taylor, and Anderson will be playing behind halfback Paul Hornung. SHORT SHORTS WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP)— I Baltimore Orioles, was named Piuvier III, Sweden's defending Wednesday as the American champion for Saturday's J100,- Legion baseball graduate of the 000 Roosevelt International Trot, was kept in his stall today with ice packs around his head and all four feet in ice-packed tubs. A veterinarian said the horse had suffered a sunstroke Wednesday and canceled his scheduled workout today. INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-Eddie Fisher, relief pitcher for the year for 1965. Fisher played American Legion bal with Roach-Lemer Post No. 44 team in Atus, Okla. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Minnie Menard, 32, resigned Wednesday as coach of the Des Moines International Hockey League club. AFL Ups Player Limits;: To Seek TvYp-Point Play DETROIT (AP) - A move to increase the playing roster from 38 to 40 has been the only major decision reached by .the American Football League owners in their summer meeting. A morning session was scheduled today but little was expected to be accomplished, outside of continued discussion on the recent merger with the National Football League. 'We had to increase the number of players on each team to keep in line with what's done in the NFL," Boston Patriots owner Bill Sullivan explained. 'We don't like the thought of meeting them in a championship game with fewer players." Sullivan indicated that the AFL owners are prepared to present strong cases for their side in various differences between the two leagues. The two-point conversion option and making the Scoreboard clock official were two rules mentioned. "I don't know why the NFL doesn't go with the two point option," Sullivan said. "Wq think it makes for a more interesting game." * * * Besides the decision to increase the rosters, the AFL owners also indicated a learning toward expansion in 1968 and a warm-weather city or cities as the site of the title game with the NFL. Cities mentioned in the expansion discussion were Anaheim, Calif., Cincinnati. New Orleans and Seattle. Commissioner Al Davit ex. plained that under peculiar wording in the AFL-NFL merger agreement the AFL'-could name a city but the NFL would expand first. 'We'll decide what city to pick as soon as we settle it it our minds. 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