10-Tuesday, May 11, 1965 Rediands Daily Facts Red is in the pink after beginning blues By HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK (NEA) — Red Schoendienst may be new as a manager, but he's an old pro and natural leader who unofficially ran good ball clubs for years. Because he knows the St. Louis Cardinals, Schoendienst didn't press the panic button when the world champions stumbled leaving the gate this season and kept on fumbling. "I knew it wouldn't take long for this outfit to get rolling," said Schoendienst as the Red Birds launched their first eastern trip of the campaign. "After all, no other club in baseball has si.\ regular players who can do more than Bill White, Dick Groat and Ken Boyer in our infield. Curt Flood and Lou Brock in our outfield and T i m McCarver, the catcher." When iJie Cardinals hit rock bottom in the early going, Schoendienst turned to his Italian colony and things quickly straightened out, as he felt they •would. The boss man replaced Julian Javier at second base wtih Phil Gaghano, Mike Shannon in right field with Tito Francona. He relieved Boyer and his aching back at third base with Eddie Spiezio. "Gagliano and Francona convinced me that we could count on our bench to go with our balance," said Schoendienst. '•I'd be in a fine fix as a freshman manager if I couldn't say I was satisfied with a club that won the world championship. On top of that, we improved ourselves by adding two established pitchers, Bob Purkey and Tracy StaUard. We have to carry Nelson Briles, Steve Carlton and Dave Dowling, three first-year pitchers. "Cold weather set us back after a fine training season. Being without the first two catchers, McCarver and Bob Uecker, affected the pitching. Boyer, whose ailment was imflamma- tion of lower back muscles, has the ability to carry the club. "No manager ever has enough pitching, but we have more than most, starting with a genuine stopper in Bob Gibson. "I'll be terribly dissappointed if FOLLOWING THROUGH it doesn't turn out that we have an ace in the hole in Ray Washburn. Relief appearances give us hope that Washburn's shoulder is sound again. He was positively briUiant with a quick slider and a lot to go with it until he suffered a musclar injury after winning five straight games in 1963. "Ray Sedecki and Curt Simmons are proven left-handers. Barney Schultz and Ron Taylor L- /-/AS t>EVBLOPSi> MOMEfJTU/A FOB A FiNB THROU&f-f SO F^AJS , give us experienced hands in the bull pen." Someone asked Schoendienst about Dick Groat. When he was traded to the Cardinals t "70 years ago it was said that the great shortstop had lost his speed and a step or two going to his right. "Dick Groat didn't have any speed when he came into the league," laughed Red Schoendienst. All the fuss made over him at the Kentucky Derby didn't change the hatband size of Frank Catrone, the 4 foot 9 trainer of winner Lucky Debonair. After a television taping session, he shrugged, "Those pictures don't buy no coffee." .And after a series of interviews the day before, he sighed, "Now I hope that bum runs a good race tomorrow.". . . And about the Triple Crown, Catrone later enthused, "This horse can do anything. He ran nine times this year, with six wins and three seconds.". . . Reason the Davis Cup people got so upset over Dennis Ralston's walkout on the Houston tournament — for which they suspended him as a participant in the opening round — was a quiet move to get Ham Richardson out of retirement by matching him with Dennis in the doubles of that tournament for a possible Davis Cup preview. Key to our ambitions to retrieve the Cup from Australia is the doubles because Ralston is our best bet in his two singles matches. . . . Expansion committee of the American Football League met recently to gauge league sentiment and found half the owners lined up against it. Needs a two- thirds vote. They'll have another go at it during the June meeting — which will be held at Sonny Werblin's Monmouth Park track, incidentally. . . Cookie Gilchrist's big beef against his old Buffalo employ ers is his claim that he was EARL BUCHHOLZ was just being honest with myself" A 'has-been' at 24? No good Buchholz makes in fough pro tennis NEW YORK (NEA) — Earl Buchholz came out of St. Louis a few years ago labeled the best American tennis player since Jack Ki-amer. So everywhere he traveled, the treatment was the same- best restaurants, plush hotels, dates with deeply tanned Newport debutantes and advice from the fatherly amateur officials. Then, at age 20, Earl Buchholz pulled a shocker. He turned pro. In the closed world of amateur tennis this was like Benedict .Arnold paying a return visit to West Point. "I was just being honest with myself," Bucliholz said. "I wanted to be tlie best tennis jilaycr in the world, and I wanted to find out if I had Hie talent. If I found I didn't, I woultl have quit. The only place to accomplish this was among the professionals. "Besides, amateur tennis spoils you. I didn't want that. They give your everything when you're an amateur. I had seen too many amateurs who couldn't adjust themselves to everyday life when theu- careers had ended because they were too used to having everything done for them. "The pros aren't like that. Here you're playing for your living against guys you travel wiUi and live with every day. But they won't tell you what you're doing wrong or help you correct a mistake. People don't realize how competitive this game is. Why I remember losing two points in 1963 that cost me S7,000. "NaturaUy, it was discouraging at the beginning. It seemed as though I was getting beat every night. I was very nervous. I didn't know w^hat to call fore I had been a ball boy for them. "It's like everj'thing else, tJiough, it just takes time to adapt. The pro game is a lot faster than the amatem's, and the playei-s hit much harder. They move a lot better, too. "But I'm doing all right now. I made about $25,000 last year out of the tour and my game is getting stronger. I still have No. 1 as my goal. "About the only discouraging thujg now is tlie way the pros are treated. I think there is a place in tennis for us. "But there is too much bickering. Tlie administrators always are quick to point out tliey are volunteers doing it for the love of the game. Well, if they love the game why can't Pancho Gonzales, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver play at Wimbledon and Forest Hills? "Having the pros has to help the game, not hurt it. After all, they are the best talents. "I've never missed the publicity I might have gotten as an amateur, but I do mind being thought of as a 24-year-old 'has been' simply because pro tennis doesn't get the exposiu-e the amateurs do. "The fact that I turned pro fessional so early has made me a much better player than would have been as an amateur." To classify Earl Buchholz as one of those angry young men would be wrong. The handsome, black-haired six-footer is just an honest young man. Major League Leaders .Allen, Phil J.Alou, SF Coleman, Cin Kranpool, NY 23 Banks, Chi 24 Torre, Mil 18 Mays, SF 24 Robinson, Cm 21 Aaron, Mil 14 McCovey, SF 23 G. AB R. H. Pet. G AB R H Pf. 23 88 24 102 17 59 85 89 66 96 69 52 76 33 .375 38 .373 22 .373 31 .365 31 .348 23 .348 33 .344 23 .333 17 .327 24 .316 American League G. AB R. H. Pcf. Wagner, Clev 19 72 19 DavalUo, Clev 18 AlMson, Min 21 21 21 20 20 Cmpnris, KG Cater, Chi Buford, Chi Green, Bos McAulife, Det 22 Kaline, Det 22 Mantilla, Bos 21 65 78 87 75 62 82 79 79 79 26 .361 22 .338 26 .333 28 .322 24 .320 19 .306 25 .305 24 .304 24 .304 24 .304 to time trials Redlands Swim Club members will hold qualifying time trials next Monday with challenges for the relays on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wherever the RSC has a sufficient number of swimmers, two relay teams will be entered in the AAU meet to be held in the RHS pools on May 22 and 23. Entries for the meet should be sent to Ed Martin, president of the RSC. The relay selection procedure will be as follows: the four fastest at the time trials will make up the team. Any swimmer in that age group may challenge any of the four qualifiers. If one of the four fastest is beaten, he may, in turn,.have one challenge to attempt to re-qualify for the team. At the Redlands meet, there will be freestyle relays in each age group. Persons interested in timing or judging for the May 22 and 23 meet should contact Martm at 792-8005. STANDINGS Minnesota Chicago Los Angeles Cleveland Baltimore Detroit Boston Washington New York Kansas City American League W. L. Pet. GB 14 7 .667 ... 14 8 .636 Vi 15 9 .625 \=i 11 8 .579 2 12 11 .522 3 11 11 .500 3V2 9 12 .429 5 10 14 .417 51/2 9 14 .391 6 5 16 .238 9 Dennis Ralston promised a $3,000 bonus for having a good season. And got nothing, although he led the league in rushing and the Bills won the championship. He also says he demanded to be traded and was hurt most by coach Lou Saban's reported statement that Cookie was the instigator of the New Orleans All-Star game walkout. . . . Maybe they say there's nothing wrong with Bold Lad, the pre- Derby favorite who finished way down the track. But what was he doing the day before with a shaved spot on the outside of his right knee? Which sould indicate he was getting some kind of shot—maybe cortisone. . Kentucky Derby is the biggest people-watching event in all of sports. . . .Isn't it a strange situation when the people who own and run tracks can also race their own horse on them?. . .Never heard a trainer as erudite as Bill Winfrey was in discussing Bold Lad's loss: "I don't want to deprecate the other horses, but. . . ." Had a substitute for the Derby eve fight which used to be a regular feature of the Louisville festivities. This one was unscheduled. Well-known sports television personality, trying to act as referee, got a shiner and split lip in a wee hours fracas. . . . Look for Edward Bennett Williams, the prominent Washington barrister, to take over the leadership of the Redskins with the death of Leo DeOrsey. But his legal practice is so lucrative he can't afford to go at it full time. . . .Guard Jerry Kramer of the Green Bay Packers, due for another session at Mayo Clinic, is a doubtful for future playing. . . .Paul Hornung still harbors secret desire to switch his talents to the New York Giants — for the lucrative off- field benefits. . . . Between you'n'me, they almost didn't get to the sprinkler system which helped put out the dangerous fire at rickety old Churchill Downs just before the Derby. Door to the control room was locked and had to be battered dow. . . . THE CLOSER YOU SHAVE—'Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, left, and Gene Freese of the Pittsburgh Pirates have something in common. They're both finding it difficult to get away from Los Angeles Dodger pitchers. Don Drysdale was working -with Mays up and Johnny Podres with Freese. Minnesota pitching shows considerable imptovement By United Press International i The once maligned Mmnesota pitching staff is rapidly gaining respectability and the Twins finger new pitching coach Johnny Sain as tlie man most responsible for the improvement. Sain is the highest priced coach ($25,000) that Twms' President Calvin Griffith has ever hired and already he has worked magic with a pitching corps that ranked a shaky fifth last season. His prize pupils include the Minnesota aces, Jim Kaat and Camilo Pascual, who were holdouts this spring and had to be whipped into shape rapidly, and veteran Dick Stigman and rookie reliever Jerry Fosnow. "A Ic. 0£ these players had develcpe I some bad pitching habits las. year," Sain ex- plaincJ. '-and just weren't thinking on infield plays." Kat wen a his third gme WINNER HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — "Hollywood in Europe," a 12-minute short subject based on filming guys like Pancho Gonzales and|of "Genghis Khan," won the Pancho Segura. I wanted to call nth annual West German Film them 'sir.' Just a few years be- Festival award at Oberhausen. Home Runs National League — Mays, Giants 10; Banks, Cubs 8; Mathews, Braves 7; Swoboda, Mets 7; Torre, Braves; Covington, Phils; Stargell, P.u-ates; McCovey, Giants, all 6. American League — Blcfary, Orioles 7; Congliaro, Red Sox 7; Thomas, Red Sox; Kaline, Tigers; GentUe. A's; Schal, Angels, all 6. Runs Batted In National League—Banks, Cubs 32; Mays, Giants 19; Robinson, Reds 18; Mathews, Braves 18; Johnson, Reds; Wynn, Astros; Kranepool, Mets; McCovey, Giants, all 17. American League — Powell, Orioles 19; Mantilla, Red Sox 19; Colavito, Indians 18; Kaline, Tigers 18; Thomas, Red Sox 17; Oliva, Twins 17. Pitching National League—Giusti, Astros 5-0; Gibson, Cards 5-0; Maloney. Reds 4-0; Ellis, Reds 4-0; Farrell, Astros 3-1. American League — Pascual, Twms 4-0; Aguirre, Tigers; Buzhardt, Wliite Sox; Chance, Angels; Grant, Twms, all 3-0. Monday's Results Detroit 5 Baltimore 4, night Boston 3 New York 2, night Minnesota 4 Chicago 3, night (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games Los Angeles at Minnesota, night Kan City at Chicago, 2, twi-night Detroit at Washington, night Cleveland at Baltimore, night New York at Boston, night National League W. L. Pet. GB Los Angeles 17 7 .708 Cincinnati 14 9 .609 2V2 Houston 15 11 .583 3 Philadelphia 12 11 .522 i'A Milwaukee 10 10 .500 5 Chicago 11 12 .478 5\i San Francisco 11 13 .458 6 St. Louis 10 13 .435 6V4 New York 9 15 .375 8 Pittsburgh 8 16 .333 9 Monday's Results Los Ang 3 Hons 2, 10 ins, night Phila 4 St. Louis 2, 10 ins, night Cincinnati at Pitts, ppd, rain (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games St. Louis at New York Houston at Los Angeles, night Cincinnati at Phia, night Chicago at San Francisco Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, night INVITE FIVE COUNTRIES STOCKHOLM (UPI) — The Japanese Speed Skating Association has invited three skaters each from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Holland and the Soviet Union to take part in an international meet at Sapporo, Japan, next winter. They can't go the distance, says Sharkey LEWISTON, Maine (UPD- The heavyweight title figlit between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston "can't go the distance," according to former champion Jack Sharkey. Sharkey, mentioned as a pos sible referee for the scheduled May 25 bout, said Monday night it would be "atrocious" if the fight went 15 rounds. "They'd be hanging onto each other," said Sharkey. "No it's impossible. It's gotta be knockout." Sharkey, who won the world heavyweiglit championship from Max Schmeling in 1932 only to lose it 12 months later to Prime Camera, said he had not been approaclied about officiating the bout. Asked whether he would accept if he were offered the job, he said: "I don't see why not, if the price is right." He added, "all j'ou have to do is move around and let them punch then: brains out." Reached at his home in Epping, N.H., Sharkey hedged on predicting the wmner of the Clay-Liston bout. But he noted, "you've got to concede to youth." The chairman of the Maine Boxing Commission, George Russo, said he probably would submit a list of five or six referees, all fi-om out of state, to the rival managers for ap proval. Russo did not mention Sharkey's name. Sharkey has refereed both boxing and wTestling i matches in recent years. Casey Stengel NEW YORK (UPI) - III takes more than a brokon banc and a cast to bcncn Casey I Stengel, and the 74.ypiir-ola| manager of the New York Mets expects to be back in action tonight when his team plays host to the St. Louis Cardinals. "We have a game against the Cardinals tomorrow night and I'll be in the dugout man- agmg," Stengel said at West Point, N.Y., Monday, just hours after he broke a bone in his right wrist when he fell to the ground. The mishap occurred as Stengel prepared to board a bus prior to the Mets e.xhibition meeting with Army. Stengel was wearing spikes at the time and they caught on tiie cement outside the gymnasium. As Stengel started to fall backwards, he tried to brace himself with the palms of his hands, thus injuring his wrist. The Met manager was taken to the training room and then to the U. S. Army Hospital, where he was placed under the care of Maj. Anthony Ballard, the West Point physician. X- rays were taken, the bone was re-set and a cast was applied. Draw prompts talk of rematch SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-A quick rematch between heavyweights Eddie Machen and Elmer Rush seemed certain today on the basis of their free- swinging draw the first time around. The fourth-ranked Machen, 194, and San Francisco longshoreman Rush, 209, battled to the standoff Monday night before a cheering crowd of 3,480 who paid more than $11,000 to see the Civic Auditorium clash. Machen has been criticized in recent outings for timid tactics, but he was the aggressor all the way Monday night as he staggered the 24-year-old Rush in the third and ninth rounds. Monday niglit and pitched the Twins into first place in the American League with a 4-3 victory over Cliicago. The triumph was preserved by another of Sain's "finds," Mel Nelson. Set Down Side Nelson, a 29-year-old journeyman who has kicked around the minors for eight years and had brief trials with St. Louis and the Los Angeles Angels, relieved in the ninth inning and set down three White Sox in a row with a run ah-eady in and the tying and leading runs on base. Nelson was obtained from Denver just before the season started upon Sain's recommendation. "There is a spark among our pitchers that had been missing." Griffith said recently. "Sain ha.s had a lot to do with it." Pascual and Jim Grant each have three complete game victories and Kaat has gone the route twice. Combined, the three hurlers have won 10 and lost two. Jerry Zimmerman led the Minnesota offense with three hits. Rich Rollms doubled home one run and plated another with an infield out and Harmon Killebrew smglcd home the other ^ally. Dave Nicliolson homered Tor tlie Sox and Joe Horlen (2-3) absorbed the loss. Boston sent New York down to its I'ifth loss in six games PATTERSON IN EXHIBITON RONNEBY, Sweden (UPI)— Floyd Patterson, former heavyweight champion, has signed to fight an unnamed opponent in an exhibition match two days after his May 14 bout with Tod Herrmg in Stockholm. Bakersfield golf team wins BAKERSFIELD (UPI) —Bak ersfield CoUege won tlie Metio- politan Conference golf tournament Monday with a 897 score that enabled the Drillers to upset Los Angeles Valley. Valley was second with 916 and will join Bakersfield in competition next week in the state junior college tournament at Visalia. with a 3-2 triumph and Detroit edged Baltimore 5-4 in the only other American League game scheduled. Los Angeles whipped Houston 3-2 in 10 innings and Philadel- pliia beat St. Louis 4-2 in 10 innings in the only National League games played. Cincinnati was rained out at Pittsburgh and tlie other teams were idle. Carl Yastrzemski hit two home rims and drove in all three of Boston's taUies and rookie Jim Lonborg won his first major league game allowing only four hits. The loss dropped the Yankees back into nmth place. Mickey Mantle, returning to the New York lineup after being sidelined for 10 games with various mjuries, collected three of the hits and drove in both Yankee runs with a homer and a single following Bobby Richardson's double. Mantle doubled off the centerfield wall in the ninth, just missing a game-tying homer by a few feet. Bill Stafford allowed only six hits in suffering his first defeat. Al Kaline sock?d a three-run homer and the Tigers broke a 4-4 tie in the sixth w^ith an unearned run to down the Orioles and hand Robin Roberts his first defeat after four compiete game victories. Mickey Lolich, with relief from Terry Fox in tlie ninth, picked up Uie victory. The winning run scored as Don Demeter singled and scored when Jackie Brandt fumbled Bill Freehan's double. Yankees trade Gonzalez for Ray Barker BOSTON (UPI) — The New York Yankees have completed another emergency trade designed to fill a vacancy left by tlieir epidemic of injuries. They shipped out Pedro (Pete) Gonzalez Monday night in a one-for-one swap that brought them infielder - outfielder Ray Barker from the Cleveland In dians. Yankee Manager Johnny Keane announced the trade at 6 p.m., noting that it had been completed by telephone only minutes earlier. He said Barker would be in the starting Imeup at first base as soon as he arrived and that Joe Pepitone would shift to right field to replace the ailing Roger Maris. But Barker didn't reach Fenway Park imtil the game was half over so his first starting assignment with the Yankees will be today. Barker, 29, played five games for Baltimore in 1960 and in 10 games with the Indians this year. But the Yankees needed a journeyman first baseman in a hurry and he was it. The 26-year-old Gonzalez, a native of the Dominican Republic, entered organized ball in 1958, played in 14 Yankee games in 1963 and in 80 last season. His brief major league career average is .261 with no homers and only six runs batted in. 63 survivors try lo finish tournament FORT WORTH (UPI)—The 63 survivors, headed by Canada's young George Knudson, made another stab today at trying to get in tlie storm-battered final round of the $100,000 Colonial National Invitation golf tournament. Two previous attempts were drowned out Sunday and Monday and the course figures to be in such poor playing condition—if it is playable at all— tliat liberalized winter playing rules will be m effect down the stretch run for the §20,000 first prize. Since these rules allow teeing up in the fairways and even improvement of lies in the rough, Knudson thinks someone will still conquer Colonial Country Club's 7,100-yard par 35-35 —70 layout and he hopes it will be him. "But there are a couple of holes out there," he said, "that I'm not sure I can get to in two stiokes even with the liberal rules. Like yesterday, before the rains, I improved my lie on the first hole and promptly topped the ball." Knudson and his final threesome partners of Bruce Crampton and Don January, managed to play only the first hole before the rain torrents set in for the day Monday. Crampton was tied for second place with Tony Lema one stroke back of Knudson's one- under-par 209 after 54 holes, while January was among a half-dozen players three strokes back at 212. Included in this group — all with excellent chances of beat- mg ICnudson out of the largest check of his career—were Chi Clii Rodriguez, Al Geiberger, Gardner Dickinson, Julius Boros and Doug Sanders.
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