Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida on December 22, 1960 · 12
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mCccoy, liuielhilhids: t. Petersburg imen Thursday, December 22, I960 SPORTS FISHISG 0 FISASCIAL 0 CLASSIFIED Toot" GATOR BOWL OUTLOOK CD Lper.re Qhy Boylor Premises Plenty'? Posses From Times Wire Service s began Vu!e vacations which will ,, ... . . last until Dec. 26. Baytlor Coach John Bridgers .... . . ... argued his Bears must take the .,n suffered mild an- air if they move consistently ikl 6pra? Juesdnfjd0 "i against Florida and Gator Coach iu'1 "P i1''"" o-' Ray Graves said Larry iWild.DUUU "V ' u"u ' ' ""J Mouse) Libertore will be fit for p? rr naK hattirw n patterns. But Graves said his oauieuec. ji 1 138-pound first string quarter- mose were me news notes yes- back wili be sound ror the came. terday as both teams got in fin al practice l'cks for the Gator I Bowl game at Jacksonville and Movies Prove II! Pirates Beat Yanks In Waco, Tex., Bridgers was talking about his aerial game. The Gators probably expected to see a pass or two, anyhow, because the Bears have thrown on at least half their plays. ' , But the pass is being primed particularly for the Gator Bowl game because Florida has a bigger team and also has a fine offense that indicates Baylor will have to do a lot of scoring if it expects to win. "The pass should be as important as the run in football," says Bridgers. "We spend half of our time working on passing because we figure it is as big a weapon as the run. I don't NEW YORK m - The New York Yankees squirmed while the "heat Vm Rurs" went all the uav strain vpstprrfav at the: want the pass to be something annual showing of the World Se-e use in the last five minutes rics movies. 6ame m desperation. I con- Only catcher Elston Howard i !f"s ?.ale ana as lmportam act uii, and first baseman Bill Skowron, of the players, were on hand personally to see the screening for newsmen as guests of the Yankees, but the front office brass was out in force. Bill Mazeroski's homer that won the seventh game 10-9 and Bridgers said he figured Baylor could move the ball faster than any team in the Southwest conference by using the pass "because we work on it more." GATORS BIGGER He cited the last game of the the Scries for Pittsburgh and the'season when Baylor, behind by mad scene that unfolded at Forbes Field were recalled vividly in color by the five camera crews under the direction of Lew Fonseca. So was Hal Smith's three-run homer in the Pittsburgh eighth. BAD HOP SINGLE Once more Tony Kubek took Bill Virdon's bad hop single on the larynx. Slow motion movies showed the ball skimmed along the ground until it hopped at Ku bek. Until the last, hop, it looked like a double play ball. Instead it broke open a five-run eichth inning. The pictures showed the play by the Pirates' Rocky Nelson on the ball hit by Yogi Berra in the ninth inning with Gil McDou- gald on third and Mickey Mantle on first. Nelson made the play on Bcrra,- but missed the sliding Mantle for an inning-ending dou ble-play. McDougald could be seen scoring after Nelson had missed Mantle. There were two controversial plays in the fourth game. In the first inning, with the bases full, Berra rapped to Don Hoak, who stepped on third and doubled Berra at first. The picture indicated Bcrra beat the throw. In the fifth inning, Gino Cimoli appeared safe at second when Skowron tried for a force after fielding Smokey Burgess tap. VIRDON'S FIXE CATCHES Bill Virdon's fine catch on Bcrra in the first game and his catch on Bob Cerv in the seventh inning of the fourth game were caught by the cameras. So was Mantle's fine running catch in the fifth. The 27th Series pictures prob-shly were the best in the long series. The crew cut 27,000 feet of film to 1.600 feet. The film ran 43 minutes. I a point, moved 75 yards to a touchdown in the last five minutes through use of the pass. "I don't believe any other team in the conference could have marched 75 yards on Rice as we did," Bridgers observed. "We plan to throw in the Gator Bowl because- I have seen in the game films and from scout reports that Florida is bigger in the line and we are so small in the middle that we have to give away a lot of muscle. And we do not have the big power back." Bridgers thinks he has some exceptional receivers in Ronnie Bull, Ronnie Goodwin and Tommy Minter among the backs and Bobby Lane and Gerald Moore among the ends. Ends Sonny Sonny Davis and Ted Plumb also are above average at pass receiving. Baylor scored nine touchdowns through the air in its 10-game season. There were 14 touch downs on the ground, of which over half were set up by pass ing. The Bears had 433 rushing plays that gained 1316 yards and threw 205 passes and completed 109 for 1618 yards. So Baylor gained more yardage on half as may plays by passing as run ning. Mitchell Homes Wins Winter Lob Ball Title Mitchell Homes captured the city Winter Lob Ball Champion ship last night by trouncing General Electric 15-4 in the final of a three-game playoff. Don Zimmer, Chicago Cubs In-fielder and St. Petersburg resident, paced the champions with a 5-for-5 night including a double, triple and three singles. j . i. ) 17 7 ' i . j -A TlltiM PhoU FAMOUS NAME BACK IN GAME ... as Bill McKeciinie Jr. (left) taken over (he Florida State League presidency from Herb Smith. McKeciinie returns to baseball after a two-year absence. Smith, who was drafted for the job in midsummer, can now devote all his baseball time to being president of the St. Petersburg Saints. McKeciinie is the son of Deacon Bill McKechnie, one of the game's most famous names. Arkansas Over Duke FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. OH - Coach Frank Broyles of Arkansas hasn't told his players everything yet he wants to get them in condition to view some "horror" films without panic. He's going to show them while the boys are eating, so they'll be strong enough to stand up if I ' , I dent Herb Smith yesterday after inese are pictures oi unne he received the unanimous bp- DEACON BILL'S SON MeKeeEime Jr. Mew Preiry MIlihHI Hnmn -(rnrr.l Elerlrl Ml III 1 II 21 10 1A 4 II University's football games the past season and they reveal to Broyles that Arkansas will be facing the most accurate passer the Razorbacks have gone up against this year. MEAL TIME MOVIE "I'm going to show these films to my boys during meal time at Houston," said the Arkansas coach. "It will be the first glimpse they've had of the team they'll be meeting at Dallas." Arkansas wound up training at home Tuesday and will fly to Houston Monday to really get down to the business of building a defense and working out an offense for the Duke game. Broyles said he had viewed the pictures of all Duke games and a lonesome end and that accurate passer stand out above all else. "This fellow, Don Altman, has completed 65 per cent of his passes," said Broyles with a shudder. "To go with him is Tee Moorman, a 6-3 end who any time he gets his hands on he ball will catch it. "They put Moorman out about 15 yards and know that the passer is accurate enough and the receiver is good enough that the opposition will have to put two men out there one for the short pass and one for the long one. So,, if you put two men out proval of Florida State League directors in a mail ballot. McKechnie takes over just as the FSL begins its annual midwinter version of the shakes. The Lakeland Indians Tuesday turned back their franchise to the league. .The Palatka Redlegs once McKechnie's responsibility when he was farm director of the Cincinnati Reds, have no working agreement and will not operate without one. But the son of one of the most accomplished fathers in baseball is undismayed. HIGH HOPES "The Florida State League can be one of the better minor leagues. In fact it has a good start already. The reason I'm taking over now instead of waiting until the annual meeting Jan. 15 is so that I can tackle prob lems just like this one. I've got lots of friends in baseball and I can't wait to start asking them for help." Bill McKechnie Sr. is the only manager in baseball history to win pennants with three different teams St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh in the National League. "Deacon Bill" also managed Boston in the National and Newark in the old Federal League. That was just about the time Bill Jr. was born. So Bill Jr. was in baseball then, running errands and helping out By BILL BECK Tlmri Sparta EdltW Bill McKechnie Jr., whose baseball credentials stretch back all 47 years of his life, is the new president of the Florida State League. He assumed the burden of re- secretary for the Durham Club in sponsibility from Interim Presi-jthe Piedmont League at the ex alted salary of $125 per month. A year later (1939) he was secretary of the Birmingham club and remained in that, capacity under Paul Florence until 1943 when he went to Syracuse, In 1945, he bought the Trenton team in the Interstate League and the next year, sold the team and himself to the New York Giants. He was general manager and had a field manager named Walter Alston and a fair looking rookie named Willie Mays. In 1951, he became farm director for the Cincinnati Reds and remained in (hat capacity until he resigned to move to Bra-denton in 1958. He lives there now with his wife and son Don at 99 47th Street. Another son, Bill III, is a junior at University of Florida. McKechnie is in real estate (Phurlow & McKechnie) and also is part owner of Bayou Marina. He doesn't have much patience with those who cry the minor leagues are dead or dying. MINORS NECESSARY j The minors are most neces- Chick nd Mann; Croop and Stouiler. there they have you 10 against! lhe way a youngster wil, when nine and they 11 then run. And,,:- f.,,hnr u nf ,h am. that ground game i( terrific, When he was 27. he struck out to0, i ' 'on his own, acting as traveling DUKE PREPS FOR ARKANSAS Problem: Hoy To Turn Final Game Flop Into Cotton DovI Winner I San Diego Can Get Chargers, Say Scribes SAN DIEGO. Calif, of) The Los Angeles Chargers of the The directors are sary. I see no reason why an industrious operator, with the major league fund to help him should have trouble making it in the minor leagues espe dally the Florida State League. "Distances are right. Parks are good. The weather is perfect," he said. jviciurcnnie neaped praise on Smith, who kept the FSL going after Jacksonville's Julian Jack son resigned in mid-season, in addition to operating his own team, the St. Petersburg Saints. "I can't imagine how he did it." Smith, meanwhile, said he was elated that McKechnie had accepted the FSL chore. "He's the kind of man we need all behind SYDNEY 0T) - Promoter Jack Kramer yesterday signed two of Uncle Sam's top tennis stars Barry MacKay and Earl (Butch) Buchholz and ridiculed charges that he was a wrecker of Davis Cup for tunes. "MacKay and Buchholz knew they had contracts with me regardless of whether they won or lost in the Davis Cup," Kramer said.' "Instead of putting pressure on them in the in- terzone finals, this should have made them more relaxed knowing their future was secure." The Sydney Telegraph had said tampering by Kramer may have contributed to the Americans' surprise lass to the Italians at Perth. Similar pro offers to stars are blamed for Australia's loss of the Davis Cup in 1958 and the United States defeat in 1959 when Alex Olmedo was the target, the paper added. "If they want to blame me for these setbacks let them my back is strong and my skin tough." Kramer said, "but it is stupid reasoning." Kramer signed MacKay and Buchholz to agreements promising each at least $50,000 in three years. DEC. 31 DEBUT They launch their pro careers Dec. 31 at Christchurch. New Zealand, as part of a six man troupe playing a world series round robin for a $125,000 purse. The two American aces took sharp slaps see story, at right) at the amateur game after coming to terms Uith Kramer a few hours after the promoter flew in from Los Angeles. MacKay and Buchholz go on tour with Pancho Gonzales, Lew Hoad, Andres Gimcno of Spain and another player yet to be selected. Kramer has sought Nicola Pie-trangeli and Orlando Sirola but both Italians now seem bent on remaining amateur after the Da vis Cup matches against Austral ia in the challenge Bound next week. The new pro (our plays ia Honolulu Jan. ( and opens the Stateside rircuii Jin. II at Portland, Ore. The troupe has two dates fa St. Louis, Buchholz' home town, Jan. 28 and Feb. 12. It also 4 plays in Dayton, Ohio. Mai Kay's home, Jan. 24. The departure of MacKay and Buchholz, who carried the singles assignments of this year's Davis Cup team, leaves future prospects slim. . The team next year may have to rely on two youngsters of this year's squad Chuck McKinley of St. Louis, 19, and Dennis rial ston, of Bakersficld, Calif., 18. 1 11 I . ' aaw I jvL JACK KRAMER a a another raid EDWARD A. TIRVILLE ' a a a flaps back WON'T HURT U.S. CUP CHANCES Tennis Veep Turville Issues Verbal Spanking In Denial Of Charges By JACK ELLISON Of Tkt Tlm Slalf The two U.S. Davis Cup players who disregarded the venerabla advice, "never bite the hand that feeds you," in turn received a biting verbal spanking here yesterday from that "hand's'' second top official. Edward A. Turville, first vice president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association, gave a sharp three-point answer to slaps aimed at U.S. amateur tennis by Earl Buchholz and Barry MacKay after turning pro yesterday; . , 1 " dr the table as we do as amateurs. . Following is the fourth of 10 dispatches on the teams appearing in the major bowl games the Rose, Cotton, Sugar, Orange and Gator. DURHAM, N.C. it'PD How do you turn a 27-6 football flop in the final game of the regular .season into a bowl game w inner? Coach Bill Murray of Duke hopes to do it the same way he turned a team that lost its last game of 1959, 50-0, into this year's Atlantic Coast Conference champions. That's by instilling confidence. One thing Duke is sure of it has the ingredients for a comeback. Ask Navy, a team that built a 10-0 halftime lead against the Blue Devils but was beaten 19-10. In the Navy game, Murray simply told his squad at halftime that he knew it was a good football team, but it hadn't played like it That ignited the Blue Devils fuse. The result w as one of the biggest upsets of the 19fiO season. The Navy victory, combined with triumphs over N.C. State. Clemson and Georgia Tech on successive Saturdays paved the way to the Jan. 2 date with Arkansas in the Cotton Bow l. After Navy. Duke slugged Wake Forest 34-7 in a high-scoring show. But then came the slump. , Fired-up North Carolina, which had won only one other game all season, scored in the fading minutes to beat the Blue Devils 7-8. And, two weeks later UCLA ripped Duke 27-6 in a nationally-televised game. Michigan belted the Blue Devils earlier in the season 31-6 but with early impressive triumphs over South Carolina and Maryland, Duke finished with a 7-3 season record. Murray, a fundamentalist who prefers solid, conservative football and delights in goal line stands as much as long runs, put some innovations into the Duke attack this year. He adopted a lonesome, swinging end with a perfect candidate, Claude (Tee) Moorman, 6-foot-3, 208-pound senior who set a Duke record by catching 46 passes. He made some personnel adjustments to make the Rest use of material and came up with alternate units of nearly equal strength so Duke has plenty of depth. The S-Vman Duke squad leaves here Dec. 26 for three days of general practice at San Antonio, Tex., then moves into Dallas for a couple of days of pre-game polishing. Ey that time, Murray hopes the "downs' will be forgotten and his squad "up" for Arkansas. 1 I American Football League arejhim. "ever so glad to be ready and willing to transfer i frc .of i in my ufe and 1 their franchise to San Diego. I kno he' tne Perfcct man for it." sports editors of the San Diego 0lhei" Florida State League Union and the Evening Tribune jnemhert are Tampa, Sanford said yesterday. Leesburg, Daytona Beach and Gene Gregston, executive ed- 0r,an,' itor of the Tribune, and Jack Murphy, editor of the Union, said their information is true even though the Chargers management would likely deny it for policy reasons. Gregston said that the Chargers "have learned in one season that Los Angeles has been saturated beyond sensible proportions with sports." and that Barron Hilton, majority owner, and Sid Gillman, general manager-coach, favored moving to San Diego over other possible choices Seattle and Atlanta. Frick Sees 24 Clubs, 3 Leagues By 1964 NEW YORK m - Commis-slonrr Ford Frick yesterday predicted major league bae-ball will have expandrd to 24 trams and perhaps three leagues by 1964. "The only thing I'm afraid of." Frlrk was quoted la a Dally News story by Dick Young, "Is they may try to do it too fast. "You know how thene base ball fellows are; it takes them a long time to get movhig, but when thry do, they want to keep moving." The commissioner said he heard the American League, which only recently removed obstacles to expansion" to II teams next season after a long squabble with the National, has a faction which favors expansion to two six-team division in 1962. That's the year the National plans to expand from eight to 10 teams. 1. HE DENIED Buchholz' charge that he received "money under the table," pointing out that there was not even a reason for Buchholz to receive extra money. 2. HE ATTACKED MacKay's show of "little respect" for the "organization that made it possible for him to rise to a position worthy of recognition by the pro group." 3. FAR FROM feeling the loss of the two stars was a final death blow to the weak U.S. Davis Cup position, he declared their action was "wonderful for our Davis Cup future." The St. Petersburg attorney declared that no player receive anything but expense money ($20 a day tops) in major U.S. tour neys. He cited the faet that Neale Fraser, the worlds No. 1 ama teur, received $100 in expense money to participate in this year's five-day Masters Tournament at the St. Petersburg Ten nis Club. Turville added that, for that matter, there was never any rea son for Buchholz to be given extra money as an inducement "as is the case in other nations." "Since graduating from high school last January, Buchholz as a member of the Davis Cup team has had all his expenses paid by the USLTA. There was one exception. He was sent by the State Department to South Africa as a goodwill gesture." ELSEWHERE, MAYBE (In Houston, Tex., George Barnes, president of the USLTA, said: "1 feel sure that Mr. Buchholz is referring to world tennis and not to tennis in the U.S. If that is so, then he is correct. Otther countries do not observe the amateur rules as we do. 1 know of no cases in this country where players are paid under the table.") Burhholr had beea quoted as saying, "I feel good for the first time. We have beea taught to be honest and H is always a very nncomfortable and dirty feeling for as to take money ni- "What makes it worse is that amateur tennis authorities know these things are happening and they close their eyes to them . . the 20 year-old Buchholi concluded. MacKay also suggested thera were "under the table" payments. "Technically, a person wishing to devote himself entirely to tennis as I do for the next few years could not do it as an amateur because he couldn't afford it. We know that it is possible tinder our present structure, but It is not for me." He added: "1 want to do It above board." TL'RVILLE'S GLAD To this, Turville said: "I'm pleased they are turning pro. The day an individual feels he should be able to make his living out of amateur tennis, that is the day he should cither turn pro or turn in his racket." Both he and George K. 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