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PAGE 4 ' THE UPTON DAILY TRIBUNE' ' TUESDAY, MARCH 20,1962 New York Yankees Continue Unbeaten In Exhibition Games Bosse Could Be Back Again By KURT FREUDENTHAL United Press Internationa! INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Don't be surprised if Evansville Bosse again is one of the top contenders for the Indiana high school basketball crown in 1963. The new champs, on paper, at least, give every indication of fielding another tough crew. They lose sharpshooter Gary Grieger and, Trester 'Medal winner John Wilson from their starting five, but Coach.Jim Myers will have a tremendous nucleus back—Ken Rakow, Gene Lockye'ar and Jerry Southwood. All three had a imighty hand in bringing Bosse its third state title last Saturday. Madison and East Chicago Washington won't be too badly off, either, but Kokomo,. the 1951 champ and other tourney finalist this time, will turn, over a new leaf. Cox Is Back Kokomo's Wildcats had only one junior on their tourney squad — 6-1 Erwin Cox. He was the unlucky lad whose foul with 37 seconds left gave East Chicago its final opportunity to turn defeat into victory in Saturday's afternoon finals — and Eddie Perez promptly came through for the Calumet area powerhouse. Kokomo's biggest loss, of course, will be .6-7 Jim 'Ligon, the mainstay of Coach Joe Piatt's quintet. Madison also loses its No. 1 player—Larry Humes—along with Gail Good and Gary O'Neal. But Coach Bud Bitter has Howard Humes, Larry Cheatham, John Perry and Ed Sudlow back — enough to carry on. Classy Bobby Miles will be missing at East Chicago, as will John Blanchard, Perez and Bob Kragulac. But 6-8 Rich Mason, speedster Bernie Rivers, and Willie Askew will return. Watch Anderson There'll be many other toughies, of course, and their coaches already were busy mapping plans. Watch out for Anderson, for instance. First-year coach Ray Estes did a tremendous job with a starting outfit that included four sophomores— among them Steve Clevcngcr and Eddie Fuller. Football star Tom Seal will be gone, but the Indians will be loaded with talent. iRex Mundie and North will again be tough in Evansville, a sure sign that the Pocket City sectional next February will be as rugged as this year. And with many additional consolidations in the 'making, thus reducing the starling field, it's a cinch more small - town toughies will bid for the crown in future years. Keane Sees Cardinals With Chance To Win (EDITORS NOTE: This is the fourth of 20 dispatches on the 1962 prospects of the major league baseball clubs). By LEO H. PETERSEN UPI Sports Editor ST, PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) Manager Johnny Keane thinks his St. 'Louis Cardinals have the power and pitching to win the 1962 National League pennant. He isn't so sure that his de;ense will be good enough. He has to plug leaks at shortstop and catching — two vital spots on any club — or that power and .pitching may not be good enough. "•Every other .club has its problems, too, so I think we have as good a shot at it as any other team," says Keane, starting his first full year as manager oi St. Louis after being in the Cardinal cnam lor 31 years. "All we have to do is to play as well all year as we tad the last half of last season. We won 6 games and lost omy 32 the last .half, a .better record than any other club in the league, that proved to me that we have the potential to go all the way this year." The Cardinals lost seven players in the draft to stock the two new National League Ciuos—Hous­ ton and New York — and made only one major deal, acquiring Minnie Minoso, the veteran outfielder lroin the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Joe Cunningham. Array of Sluggers Minoso, who lists his age at 39; another veteran, Stan Musial, who is 41; Ken Boyer and Bill white are expected to supply the necessary punch. Last season, Minoso hit .280 with 14 home runs and 82 runs batted inlor (no Wiuie Sox; Musial Vas .288 with 15 homers and 70 RBI's; Boyer, .329 with 24 HR's and 95 RBI's and White, .286 with 20 HR's and 90 RI's. That gives the 1962 Cardinals a good array of sluggers if Minoso and Musial can continue to defeat old father time. For pitching there will be holdovers Ernie Brogilo (9-12); Bob Gibson (13-12); Larry Jackson (14-11); 'Ray Sadecki (14-10) and rookie Ray Washburn, who won 16 at Charleston, as starters with Lindy MeDaniel (10-6) the head of the bullpen corps. Keane is going to make a re- liver of southpaw Curt Simmons (9-10), leaving four positions open on the staff. The leading candidates are the veteran Johnny Kucks, who won another shot by winning 10 games at Rochester; rookies John Anderson, a 14-game winner at .Rochester; Paul Toth, who won '18 at Tulsa; Bill Wakefield, a nine game winner with Lancaster; Ed Bauta, 9-1 at Port­ land; Bob Duliba, 7-7 with Charleston and Clint Stark, 3-9 at Portland. Depends On Kids, "A lot of the kids have to come through to round out our pitching staff, but they have the potential to do it," says Keane. He will start the season with the veteran Alex Grammas at shortstop, but hopes that one of two rookies, Julio Gotay, up from Charleston where he hit .307 or Jerry Buchek, a .277 hitter at Portland, will be able to win over the job. Grammas is 35 and cannot be counted on over the long haul of 162 games. Boyer will be at third with White at first and Julian Javier, who hit .279 last season, at' second, Frank Leja, for whom the New York Yankees paid a big bonus, has a chance to hang on as a substitute for White- while three rookies — Jeoff Long, a .299 hiuer at Winnipeg; Fred Whitfield, up from Charleston . where he batted .301 and Floyd Wicker, a .298 hitter with Johnson City- are battling for the other utility infield posts. Minoso probably will play left field with Musial in right. That .neans that genterfielder Curt Flood will have to cover a lot'i of ground, but he is one of the fastest fly-chasers in the league, ^iesjues ne hit .3^2 last season. Oliver Big Hope Holdover Charlie James (.255); Don Landrum, a .312 hitter with Portland; ex-Dodger Carl Warwick and rookies Jim Beau-, champ, .227 with Charleston after hitting .455 at Tulsa, and Doug Clemens, .342 at Portland,; are outfield utility candidates. The big hope to straighten out the Cardinals catching staff is] Gene Oliver, who also can 'play first base. Oliver hit .302 at Portland with 36 home runs and an even 100 RBI's and then batted .263 for the Cards when called up late in the season. The only veteran backstop is Carl Sawatski, who hit .299 last year with 10 HR's and 33 RBI 's, but Keane would like to use. him mostly as a second string"catcher and in pinch-hilfing roles. A rookie the Cardinals were so high on last year, Tim McCarver, is back for another shot, but his .229 batting average at Charleston, indicates he isn't ready. Another catching candidate is Jim Schaffer, who hit .379 at Port land. If Gotay or Buchek can imake it at short and Oliver is good enough to become the first string catcher, that power and pitching might be • good enough to carry the Cardinals all the way. But the odds are against it. Gem Cafe Special: Skillet fried . chicken dinne. Wed. evening 5-7:30. 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In Good Condition Despite the fact that some of the schools have already had several meets .to .get the feel of competition and to familiarize themselves with the proper pace af| which to run the various races, Weger doubts that there are going to be few boys in condition right now to run a faster half mile to lead off that race than Danny Shaw, whose legs have strengthened up considerably under a program of exercise over the winter, ihaw did have a touch of the flu 3i a couple of days but appears >ver that and with four more days i hard work to go/Weger is con- Jent he will ibe ready. Jim Garion right now is tagged by Weger s the -best conditioned 440 boy on le squad, and he will team with mmy Long in running the shorter ;gs of the race. Long is not yet in .e shape he needs to be, accord- g to Weger, since he just recent• completed basketball season, but e's a courageous runner and with :m Rice, the only other possibil- y for that 440 already in line for iree events, Weger feels Long n get the job done. The last .leg that race is the mile, and the jy to be assigned that job has not A been determined. Mile in Question Joe Roe was the number' one liter on the squad last season but e was ineligible for cross country nd during that sport last Fall m Hoover developed rapidly, oth boys have been working very lrd in practice this spring, push- IA1PH tATMUMAN About this question: - "As a building contractor, I went each building under construction fb^'bo' itf^afr :'wahiiM fire, wind, vandalism and Kiaft, I also need public liaMltty; Insurance ; and. surety bonding. Can your • agency supply. a package policy on all these coverages?" ing each other to their best, and Weger says the only fair thing he can do is let the two boys prove to each other which one should get the mile assignment this Saturday, by turning them loose against eacli other in a Wednesday practice session at Butler 'Fieldhouse where Weger is taking ten of his runners that day. Today he will take his hurdlers to Butler while assistant coach Ken Shoup works out the others in Tipton Park. No matter which boy gets the job Saturday, the Blue Devils will be represented toy a runner capable of turning the mile in the neighborhood of 4:40 —good time indeed for this early in the season. The reason Tipton's chances appear better in the distance medley than in the mile relay are because the latter event comes in the evening when most of the boys will be a trifle "whipped." Will Be Tired Running in .the mile relay will be Jim Rice, Jim Long, Jim Garmon and Danny Shaw. Rice will have' a race in the sprint medley and possibly several heats in the 60-yard dash. Garmon and Long will have already -run in the distance medley while Shaw will have run several heats in the 60-yard high hurdles as well as his half mile in the distance medley. All four are going to be feeling the effects of a lpng day when that evening event comes around; after haying left Tipton by bus at 8 :30 that morning, and we doubt, no matter what their condition, that they'll be up to their best effort for the mile relay. A familiar figure who will be missed on this trip will be Charley Pearson, in charge of the shop instruction at the high school. Charley is a strong track enthusiast and generally makes all the meets but he is still recovering from an illness which had htm hospitalized for a time, and doesn't feel he will be quite up to the trip. He will be missed, but among others who make the breakfast stop just south of Martinsville we'll be looking to see jovial Roger Crowell, Verle Grimme, perhaps' John and Mrs. Renie, Bob Coppock and a few of the other long-time and ardent followers of the (Blue Devil cinder- men. \ The Tribune's old-timer, Harry Onstott, asked Charlie Mcintosh (Monday if he had been on television Saturday, Charlie said he had passed in front of the TV cameras several times, but that the O-T was the only one who had reported seeing him. The old-timer, watched the final game on WSJV, Elkhart, channel 28, so Charlie got •a northern exposure, not a central, exposure on the TV screen. solemn-looking, 25-year- who hit 32 home runs, drove in 119 runs and batted .311 at Indianapolis last year, admits he feels trie pressure of trying to replace a | fellow like Freese: . "I'm tryjing not to let it get me down," he explained, fixing the web of his cream-colored mitt, "but I won't deny that. I feel it. The imore games -I play down here though, the easier it gets. "I'im confident I can. do the job," he says quietly. "It was the worst kind of break in the world for Gene, I who had such a fine. year last i season. On , the other hand I couldn't ask for a better opportunity. I hope 3'an ready for it. 1 think ji am." Will Miss Freese Manager Fred Hutchinson .makes no] attempt to 'minimize how much Freese's absence will make to the Reds. Gene hit 26 homers last season drove in 87 runs and jwas particularly brilliant in the clutch all year long. "Freese was a big factor in our winning the pennant,'" Hutch said. "IJ hurts iis. terribly to lose him. I don't krijow how long he'll be out. But we're fortunate to have a fellow like Cook to replace him. I think this boy is going to be heardsfrom." Cook's coming through for the 2 O Brown, Baker (6) and Etchebarren. Miller, Botz (7) a n d Ginsberg. Winner— Brown. At Palm Beach 1 , Fla. Los Ang. (N) 00 000 022— 4 11 0 Kansas City - 010 000 000-1 10 0 Williams, -Tillotson, (7) Perrano- ski (9) and Roseboro, N. Sherry (7). Rakow, Fischer (7) and Azcue. Winner —Tfllotsoh. Loser — Fischer. Blast Milwaukee 10-4 For Ninth Win in Row By TIM MORIARTY I Exhibition Baseball Results United Press International ^ • — At St. Petersburg, Fla. . The New York Yankees and the I Baltimore 000 010 000—1 5* Cincinnati Reds, last year's World j} ew york (N) 000 000 00O—O 6 Series rivals, are headed in opposite directions on the spring training trail. The Yankees have gone unbeaten in their first 9 exhibitions while the Reds have won only 3 of 10 turieups, lending some support to those . experts who claim Manager Fred Hutchinson's crew will have' plenty of trouble defending the National League championship this year. At this stage of their training last spring," the Yankees had won only one of nine games and Manager .Ralph Houk was worried. Now Houk is smiling and the rest of the American League managers are worried, for. the champs are winning .most of their exhibitions with •'fringe 1 " players. Bob Turley, Gary Blaylock, Hal Stowe and Frank Carpin shared the pitching Monday as the Yankees blasted the Milwaukee j Braves, 10-4, at Fort Lauderdale, j Fla. Of the four hurlers, only Turley probably will be with the club on opening day. . Maris Doubles, Triples The big right-hander, hampered most of last, season by a sore arm, worked the first two innings against ,the Braves, giving up a pair of scratch hits but no runs^ Roger Maris' double and triple and Bobby Richardson's three attack; The Reds, meanwhile, dropped a 5-4 decision to the St.' Louis Cardinals at Tampa. The Cards scored their first two runs without the benefit of a hit off Jim Maloney, who doled out seven walks in the first three innings. Reds is something of. a must if Curt Flood's double and a single they have any intention of. repeat-; >by Ken Boyer accounted for the ing. In the!- event he fails to -pan \ Cards' winning run in the sixth. two-run At Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Milwaukee 000 000 013—4 9 4 NewYork (A) 000 060 40x—10 12 0 Shaw, Cloninger (5), Niekro (8) and Uecker. Turley, Blaylock (4), Stowe (6), Carpin (7) and Howard, Blanchard (6). Winner — Stowe. Loser—Shaw. HR — H. Aaron. At Tanipa, Fla. St. Louis 022 001 000— 5 9 0 Cincinnati 00O 300 001—4 10 1 Washburn, L. McDaniel (5),. Shipley (9) and Sawatski, Schaffer (7). Maloney, Sisler (4), Henry (8) and Johnson, Himes (8). Winner— Washburn. Loser —-Maloney. HR-^Robinson. . At Pompano Beach, Fla.: Chicago (A) 000 000 066—12 10 2 Washington 215 205 OOx—15 15 0 Buzhardt, Fisher (4), Kemmerer (8V and . Lollar. -Stenhouse, singles paced New York's 14-hi"t | Bouldin (5),' Daley (6), Tyriver (S), Green (9) and Schmidt. Winner ^Stenhouse. Loser—Buzhardt. HR^— Long, Hinton, Lollar, A. Smith. At Scottsdale, Ariz. Cleveland 010 000 00*— 1 4 0 Boston 000 000 011—2 8 0 . Taylor, 'McDowell (6) and Romano. . Monbouquette, Fornieles i (7). and Tillman. Winner — Fornieles.. Loser —McDowell. out, Hutchinson will be forced to 1 shift 'Eddie; Kasko to third base and that will create another probr lem at shortstop. - ; . Cook, who began. his professional baseball] career as an oufield- er, was one of the last Cincinnati players to sign his contract this spring. He wanted more Frank Robinson hit a homer for the Reds. The New York Mets. like the Reds,' also can't win for losin; The hew National League 1 - entry suffered its fifth" straight defeat, 1-0, -to. the Baltimore Orioles. Brooks Robinson, who had tripled to open the fifth, inning, scored money- and; in one of his, letters the only run when shortstop Elio to him, club President Bill DeWitt j Chacon made a hurried, wide reminded him there was a good throw to the plate after fielding chance he ^vould see considerable outfield duty this year. No. 1 Third Baseman Freese's accident, of course, has changed all that. Cook is now the Beds' |No. 1 third -baseman for better Jor for worse. Because of his prolonged salary negotiations this spring. Cook did not learn of Freese's injury until the evening he arrived at the RedsV training quarters. "I had just checked in when some of the other players told me what had happened to Gene, he says. • '. • | The full impact -of what Freese's injury would mean to him didn't [hit Cook, immediately. "I felt rotten when they told me what' happened to Freese,!' Cook says. [ "No ball player likes to see another one get hurt, especially on his own ball club."' On the way to the Reds' camp, Cook felt he had a chance to make the club as a utility infielder .perhaps, or even a part-time outfielder alongside Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson. Being Counted On He realizes now, however, that he is 'being counted on entirely as Cincinnati's new third baseman. "Hutch hasn't told me I'm the third baseman or anything like that," Cook said. "He has a thousand things on his mind. I -know what the score is, though. It's, up to ime and I'm going to do the best I know how.". Named the Most Valuable Player in the | American Association last year,; Cook isn't exactly a newcomer to the Reds. He played nine games for them in 1959 and hit' .381, then caone up from Nashville in 1960 and batted only .208 for Cincinnati in 54 games that, year. ! "I'll have to do better than that this time," he said, unsmilingly. Hutchinson and all the rest of the Cincinnati brass think he will. FALVETS FIRST DRAWING NEW SUIT CLUB REGISTER NOW Andy Etchebarren's difficult bouncer. ' Dodgers Win Seventh The Washington Senators almost blew a 15-0 lead in scram bling to a 15-12 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Senators gained their big lead, with the help -of homers by Pete Daley, •Dale Long and Chuck Hinton before the White Sox erupted for six runs in the eighth and another half-dozen in the ninth. The Los Angeles Dodgers took oyer as the National League's best spring training team by downing the Kansas City Athletics, 4-1, for their 7th victory in 11 games. Blanked over the first seven innings, the Dodgers scored two in the eighth on key. hits by Tommy Davis' and Norm Sherry. Frank Howard singled home two more in the ninth: Bill Monbouquette and Mike Fornieles combined for a four- hitter in pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 triumph over the Cleveland Indians. Pete Runnels' two-out single in the ninth chased home Lu Clinton with the winning run. The Los Angeles Angels stopped the Chicago Cubs' six-game win^ ning streak, 6-2, on an inside-the- park' home run by rookie Jim Fregosi with two aboard. Fregosi also singled to raise his batting average to .417. The Houston Colt .45s scored all their runs after two were out in downing the San Francisco Giants, 12-9. Merritt Ranew and Roman (Mejias each collected three hits in helping . Houston square its exhibition record at 5-5. Ford Service Specialists STEW HAINES GARAGE Stew Haines - Phil Bark Complete Auto Service On All Makes 7 Front End Alignment Wheel BalancO ' Phone OS 5-4500 New Modem Shop u SUE. North Tipton At Phoenix,-Ariz.' -Houston 342 21 000—12 13 0 Sari Francisco 005 001 021— 9 13 3 Woodeshick, Tiefenauer (4) and Ranew. Sanford, Lemay (5). Feldman (9) and Pignatano. Winner— Woodeshick. Loser —Sanford. HRs —Davenport, Phillips. ..''•' At Palm. Springs. Calif. Chicago (N) 010 100 000— 2 9 1 Los Ang. (A) 100. 103 lOx— 6 11 0 Lary, Stevens (6), Schandevel (7), and Taylor, Barragan (7). Chance, Spring (6), and Cutright. Winner —Spring. Loser —Stevens. HR*— Fregosi.. U. S. SUBS SUPERIOR WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rear Adm. I. J. Galantin, head of the U.S. Polaris program, said Sunday night Russia had nothing to match America's nuclear-powered missile-firing submarine. Galantin, appearing on a television program -with Rep. Harold C. Ostertag. R-N.Y., said' the Soviet subs must surface to fire their missiles and their weapons don't have the range of the Polaris. SHERIFF LOSES HELPERS iWOODLAND, Calif. (UPIWlfolo County Sheriff Forrest D. Monroe has accepted resignations from four unhappy members of the sheriff's reserve, a voluntary law- enforcement unit. • . The quartet quit in a huff because Monroe would not let them wear uniforms while they distributed campaign literature for Monroe's opponent in .next June's election. I? 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