Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on March 6, 1963 · 45
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(Chicago Shbiuic WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1963 r - - : v sp0RTg section BUSINESS 51 JUL JZ3 Jzi L -DILI JV UU3LRI TOP AMATEURS TO BID FOR EIGHT Ca rve r. Bloom. Palatine Win PUAMDinMOUinO IM CTAnillh1 HMAI - ' 1 i onnivi, lunomro iim omuiuivi mm. ah ha i 4, , .; iDimmic dipkc I UitUUL I IUIIO MEL GARLAND AS VALUABLE 11,500 to Watch City's O'Shea and Petrecca BY MAURICE SHEVLIM A glorious era in amateur boxing will be climaxed to night in Chicago Stadium with the Finals of the 36th an-n u a 1 Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions sponsored by The Chicago Tribune Charities Inc. A 24 - bout program of 16 semi-finals and eight title clashes, starting at 8 o'clock, promises, to be a stirring one with 32 of the nation's finest youngsters competing for diamond-studded gold gloves. The show is the culmination by the participants of months of training boxing, fighting, and self-sacrifice and brings them to the point where a double victory will set them apart. Their names will be inscribed on the roster which boasts such greats of the past as Joe Louis, Tony Zale, and Barney Ross. They will have the satisfaction of knowing they're the best in the land. Expect Crowd of 11,500 Tonight's crowd, which is expected to rival last year's turnout of 11,500, is bound to see nothing but action from the minute the first of the two flyweight semi - final bouts is called into the ring until the last two of the four heavyweight boxers meet in the final championship clash. Chicago fans will see two of their favorites, Rory O'Shea and Nick Petrecca, -in the ring tonight. O'Shea is the only defending champion remaining and will put up his welterweight crown in a class composed of last year's runner-up, Wade Smith of Muncie who represented Billings, Mont., in 1962; Anthony Lopez of Detroit, arid Johnny Hicks of Kenosha. Petrecca, who made a world Continued on page 3, col. 1 ) y V - " v ft V :::.-itirr:'M- ' J RORY O'SHEA . defending champion. WADE SMITH . . able challenger. BufordEyes Sox Job; Cub Pitching Big ? Ex-Football Star In Strong Bid BY RICHARD DOZER Chicago Tribune Press Service Sarasota, Fla., March 5 A stocky little switch hitter named Don Buford has added himself to the candidates who are battling for the wide open third base job on the Chicago White Sox. . "There's only one place to play, and that's up here," said Buford, the former University of Southern California football player who once made Notre Dame's all-opponent team. The White Sox went thru their, paces rapidly in their third intrasquad game today and Buford, who is the only player to excel in all three, contributed a single and a walk at the plate and made a fine defensive play on a day when hits and fielding spectaculars were at a minimum. Gutteridge Halts Streak It was a hot day, but a fierce wind blowing in from right center field made hitting difficult. Arfd Don Gutteridge was the happiest guy in the Continued on page 5, col. 2 Martin Declines Predictions Fred Mttrfi TONIGHT! NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES GHAiPHKISHIP FINALS in the Stadium Tickets on sale over the counter in the Tribune Public Service Office 33 . Madison Street 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserved seats on sale at Gates 2 and 5, Chicago Stadium, from 6:30 p.m. Prices $6 $4 $2.75 $1.25 BY EDWARD PRELL Chicago Tribune Press Service Mesa, Ariz., March 5 A pitching coach is as important, probably more so, than a .300 batsman or a I strong - backed mis au nomers a year. The Cubs have a new one this year, a migrating man named Fred Martin, a native' Oklahom- an who now lives in the Hoosier state. Well, the lanky, drawling coach isn't exactly new, but his position, let us say, now is fixed. In 1961, the first year of the revolving, coach experiment, Fred was the ninth of the group to be signed. He worked himself up and, by mid-season last year, he was rated the No. 1 man among the team's pitching coaches. Martin, as far as No. 1 Coach Bob Kennedy knows, will be in charge of the pitchers from start to finish this season. Charlie Metro a horrid name in the Cubs' organization tabbed Martin last year as an efficient man at his appointed tasks. "Just Wild Over Fred" "The pitchers, young and old, are wild over Fred," was the way Metro put it. The last full- ! time pitching coach the Cubs had was Freddy, Fitzsimmons. Wtien Kennedy is interrogated on Cub pitching, he refers the questioners to Martin, a seamy-faced, lanky 190-pounder ; who might have become a long- time star for the St. Louis Cardinals except for World War i II and the five Pasquel broth ers in Mexico. Fred won 23 games and lost Continued on page 5, col. 4 All Advance in State Prep Basket Meet BOX SCORES ON PAGE 21 BY JOHN LEUSCH Carver's defending city champions led a victory march by Chicago area powers thru another round of the Illinois high school basketball eliminations yesterday with a smashing 90 to 46 triumph over Amundsen. Carver, runner-up to Decatur for the 1962 state crown, advanced into the quarter-finals of the Public league playoffs which lead- to a super-sectional berth in the Illinois tournament. Bloom, Palatine Win Meanwhile, Bloom, Palatine, and Riverside - Brookfield, all conference champions, moved ahead with easy victories last-night in regional play. Bloom's South Suburban league rulers overpowered Rich Central, 65 to 37, at Johet; Palatine, king of the North Suburban league, jolted Warren,' 70 to 44, at Mun-delein, and Riverside - Brook-field, which shared the West Suburban conference crown with York, won in its own re gional over Downers Grove, 72 to 44. All the action was not routine, however. In a wild game in the Aurora East regional, in which four players were ejected for fighting, St. Charles outscored West Chicago, 15 to 11, in the second of two over- Along the Road to Champaign r 1 iSf It looks like a jump ball coming up as Jeff Schubert (dark jersey) of Downers Grove and Riverside-Brookfield's Wally Munden battle for possession last night during Riverside's 72 to 44 regional playoff victory. Eric Magdanz at Minnesota . PUBLIC PLAYOFFS Quarter-Final Games ' Tomorrow Crane Tech at Parker. Da Sable at Dunbar. H ir sen at Carver. Harlan. Arthur Weathersby of Du Sable drives past Marshall's Julius Gunther for basket yesterday. Du Sable won playoff game, 70-59. time periods to gain an 80 to 76 victory. The two Little Seven conference rivals reached the end of regulation time tied, 59 to 59. With four seconds remaining in the first three-minute overtime period, Bob Craterfield and Tim Seeley of West Chicago and Dave Stegall and Joe Jiminez of St. Charles became involved in a scuffle. Trade Free Throws Officials called two flagrant technical fouls on each team each foul calling for two free throws and disqualification of one player. Fred Mosier went to the line for West Chicago and made all four of his free throw attempts, tying the score at 63 to 63. Bill Lalli made two of four for St. Charles, however, putting the Saints back in front. Following a jump ball, West Chicago gained possession and Jim Thompson's basket in the last second effected a 65 to 65 tie. St. Charles, went on to win at the free-throw line in the second overtime, cashing 11 charity shots. The victory was St. Charles' first in three meetings this season with West Chicago. Meanwhile, Morton West required three overtimes in which to defeat Argo, 79 to 77, in its own regional. Baskets by Den- Continued on page 3, col. 1 Baltimore Beckons to the Zephyrs BY JAMES FITZGERALD . They held a wake in the Coliseum last night, and the chief mourner flew into town for the occasion. Dave Trager, owner of the Chicago Zephyrs of the Nation al Basketball association, announced late yesterday from Jialtimore that he had rfeived a "very attractive offer" from the Baltimore Civic Center association to move the Zephyrs franchise to Baltimore for the 1963-64 season. According to terms of the offer, Trager and his associates would retain ownership of the team. Attractive Terms The announcement of the offer came only hours before the'Zephyrs, destined for their second consecutive last place finish in the western division of the N. B. A., met the St. Louis Hawks in the Coliseum. Fewer than 1000 fans were on hand at the start of the game not including Trager who returned only minutes before the first half ended. Franlc Lane, general manager of the Zephyrs, "said the Balti more group's offer involved low rental terms and concessions subsidies. He added there were also discussions on a radio-TV package deal and the sale of 3,000 season tickets. This year the Zephyrs sold about 600 season tickets. Zephyrs Win, 116-93 Lane said a decision will be made within a week by vote of the board of directors. However, Trager owns 40 per cent of the stock in the team and if he wants to move it's expected Continued on page 5, col. 4 i MIHIIlMiiBMiMWa ' ' A...- v ... . 8 A,,,.,!.,. M J Jif if' V- : :: And if anyone should ask, Tom Kondla (right) of Riverside was on his toes tho a little hesitant about jumping into melee. Others are Ray Chladeck (45) and Dale Sunquist (23) of Downers Grove, and Riverside Brookfield's Craig Timko (33). TRIBUNE Staff Photo i y Honor Roll PURDUE Mel Garland, ward. MINNESOTA Eric Matdani, forward. Lafayette, Ind., March 5 Special Junior Mel Garland, versatile Purdue university guard from Indianapolis, was honored twice tonight by teammates when named most valuable basket ball player and honorary captain for the 1962-63 season. Garland thus becomes eligible for the Chicago Tribune's Silver basketball, awarded annually to the most valuable player in the Big Ten. Averages 23.1-2L7 Announcement of Garland's selection came at the 41st annual Lafayette Lions club banquet in honor of the Boilermaker squad. Garland, a playmaker at 167 pounds, 6 feet, 1 inch, also led Purdue in scoring for the season, averaging 23.1 points per game in Big Ten competition and 21.7 for the year over-all. Mel Garland Pilote Rejoins Hawks for Ranger Game Tonight New York, March 5 Special The convalescent Chicago Black Hawks, still leading the National Hockey league championship race by two full games, arrived by plane tonight for tomorrow night's 14th and final regular season match with the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised over WGN-TV, Channel 9, beginning at 6:30 o'clock Chicago time, a half hour earlier than usual. Tomorrow's active Hawk personnel will be at approximate full strength, altho Bob Hull, the league's record-tying goal-maker of last season, probably will be only a part time workman. Hull, who missed three games with a Etrdned ligament in his left knee, worked out with the team in its pre-flight drill on the Chicago Stadium rink this morning. Pilote Ready for Defense Ready to take his regular defense role over after five games' absence with a hairline fracture in his left foot will be Hockey Standings j NATIONAL LEAGUE W L. T. Pts. G. OG. CHICAGO 30 17 15 75 17 153 Toronto 31 21 71 197 164 Montreal 25 17 1 69 193 157 Detroit 76 23 13 65 167 171 New York IB 33 11 47 183 210 Boston 14 33 15 43 1S7 250 LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS Montreal, 4; Detroit, 3. Onlr 9a me scheduled. GAMES TONIGHT CHICAGO at New York. Boston at Toronto. Capt. Pierre Pilote, who has been sorely missed during the last three matches, in which the Hawks picked iip only a single point by tying one and losing the other two. Another returnee from the injury bench is Wayne Hillman, who suffered an arm injury .in Magdanz at Minnesota Minneapolis, March 5 Spe cial Eric Magdanz, forward and captain of the - University of Minnesota basketball squad, today was selected the Gophers' most valuable player. Magdanz, a 6 foot, 6 inch senior from Minnea polls, led the Go phers in scoring thru a 24-game schedule with a 19.1 average. During the junior year, Magdanz set the Minnesota record for most points in a conference schedule of 14 games 1352 and in a single season 551. His 42 points against Michigan March 5, 1962 stand as an all-time individual high for -the Gophers. t'i Eric Ma9donz the Toronto defeat a week ago iMILiW AUKejEj, Qyi, jthsL U)aliSL Of, JJlSL VlSLWA. (David. .Condon IT WAS 6:30 p. m., straight up, when Featherweight Nick Petrecca stepped inside the Catholic Youth organization's basement gymnasium in Jackson boulevard. Coach Mike Triolo pointed toward a far-off wall, and nodded: "You can set that electric clock by Petrecca. I don't know how long it has been since we've had a fighter with this kid's ambition. "I don't know exactly how you'd describe him; when he first showed up around here, I sort of figured this was another Rocky Graziano. But Petrecca isn't as wild as Graziano. "He has courage, which you can say about lots of fighters. ' He's a cool head. He's persistent. Look, he was just a novice less than four months ago. Now he has 13 wins in a row, and Wednesday night he goes after the national Golden Gloves championship." Triolo's admiring gaze followed Pe-trprra. a 20-vear-old graduate of Harri son High school. Petrecca began dressing: white T shirt, gray sweat shirt, blue trunks, black sweat pants. Chuck Bodak, another Golden Gloves coach, offered him a special face mask. "The kid's beak is a little bruised. We don't want him roughed up two days before the final and he insists on boxing tonight. None of us can remember when we've seen a kid train like -this." said Triolo. PETRECCA was limbering up under the eyes of the La Cassa brothers, Tony and Pat. The La Cassas discovered Petrecca, found he was a scrapper, and are convinced they can make a champ of him. Tony La Cassa, a former fighter, tugged at the peak of his black cap and said: "What I like about Petrecca, he's a good listener. Tell him what he's doing wrong, he listens. We liked him from the first, only he got bit too jnuch. v "So we told him he was getting hit too mucby Any other .Nick Petrecca , . crowd pleaser guy would shrug it off, but Petrecca listens. That's a good combination a tough kid who listens. "Look, he's only 5 feet 6 inches; just 126 pounds. So he's a hockey nut, good player, too, and goes over to work out with the Black Hawks. He starts swinging at some of the Hawks. You ever seen the size of those guys? Still, he swings at 'em. He has a fighting heart." COACH TRIOLO wanted to disagree. He said: "Fighting heart? There isn't any such thing. Fighting isn't in the heart; it's in the mind. A fighter doesn't win or lose in the heart, but in his mind. I can go around the Stadium dressing room on Wednesday night, talk to the fellows, and point out the ones who are whipped before they go in the ring. "This kid'll have to be whipped in the ring. He- has a winner's complex. He wears it like his suit." -It was Monday evening, only 48 hours before tonight's national Golden Gloves finals in the Stadium. You might think a title aspirant would be tapering off. Not Petrecca. He insisted in fighting three rounds," three minutes each. It only went two and one-half rounds. His opponent ran out of gas. Petrecca finished the round solo jabbing, punching, and grunting around the ring. Then he slashed at the heavy bag. "I'd swear the bag cringes when Petrecca comes along," said Triolo. Coach Tony Zale, former world middleweight champion, nodded assent. NICK PETRECCA skipped rope, shadow boxed, did knee bends. He did sit-ups on the rubbing table. A grim, curly-haired young man who seemed absorbed in his wor:. The perspiration was drenching his sweat shirt. "Got a wicked left hook," said Triolo. "Had three left hook knockouts in our C. Y. O. tournament. The fans go for Mm. Rory O'Shea defending national welterweight champion better watch out or he'll lose his title as the Chicago crowd favorite." j Petrecca did not smile until 8 p. m.t-;when tie workout was finished and he was dressing. Now the smile revealed a missing tooth. We talked about his days as second baseman on a strong Harrison team, about his hockey. " About fighting. "This is it," said Petrecca. "Fighting goes on all year long. This is what I want to do." "He'll do it, Wednesday night, in the Stadium." said Coach Triolo. "He has WINNER branded all over him. I don't know how long since we've had one like him." tomorrow. Hillman will join the hustling Al MacNeil on one defense combin ition, while Capt. Pilote again will team with Elmer Moose Vasko. The weary Glenn Hall, who was given a rare recess last Sunday by Rookie Goalie Denis De Jordy, who helped get a 2 to 2 tie with Montreal, also will be back in his old spot. Gene Conley Injured in Knicks' Defeat New York, March 5 Gene Conley, due to report soon to the Boston Red Sox, suffered an injury to his right ankle tonight during the New York Knicks' 131 to 121 loss to Syracuse in a National Basketball association game in Madison Square Garden. The ankle will be X-rayed tomorrow morning. Weekly A. P. Basketball Poll WRIGHT WIN IN 1ST ROUND Milwaukee Tech and Wright Junior college scored relatively easy victories last night in the first round of the Chicagoland Invitational basketball tournament at Wright. Milwaukee beat Purdue Extension, 103 to 95. Wright beat Elgin junior college, 89 to 69. Ellin Lomont Roll Broncato Dewell Younq Fisher Trolson Fair 1691 B F Wrifht P 1 Banaszek 3 Simon son 1 Jones 1 Lorke 1 Koresian 0 Slops 1 Shuaes 1 Brashear Scorieski Tovlor Schmitz X 3 28 13 -20 9 42 5-9 1 Free throws mode and attempted. Half time Wristit, 42; Elgin, 21. Purdue Ext. (951 Eldridge Chvlo Wright Golarr Wachel Demoth MoGruder Budqin Bokowr F 1-1 1-3 6 1-3 0- 0 1- 4 7- 0-0 0-0 Milw'kee TechJ.1031 5 Danoh'lier 13 5 Geuder 0 2 Hartmon f 1 Henderson 1 4 Bonn 4 2 McLourin I 5 Pole IS 3 Weakley 0 I 4-4 i o-o i 14 3 12 2 3- 10 4 0-0 2 4- 7 3 0-0 1 42 19-37 21 W. L. Pts. Cincinnati 33 23 1 393 Duke (81 24 1 329 Ohio State 19 3 260 Arizona Stat 23 2 253 Loyola IChicoto .24 2 194 .19 7 li7 .21 S 140 17 S 14 U 43 19 4 50 4. Wichita 7. Mississippi State . (. Illinois Stanford 10. Providence 11 ... First aloce votes In brackets. 38 17-28 28 Free throws made and ottemoted. Half time Milwoukee, 52; Purdue. 32. I Fight Decisions LAST NIGHT LONDON Terry Downes stepped Jimmy Beechan 191. New York Isaoc Lotart steal Walter Daniels (101. BIMINI. Bahamas Yarn Bahama Mapped Harry Monroe 171. Little While Lie That's not fat; that's muscle. G. Gasiorowski. Worst Joke Dept. Then there was the rag doll whr wanted to go to a picnic, but she was frayed. Mike Rukavina The Wake Depends Help! Upon Its Friends Help! Ten Years Ago Today-Billy Graham won a unanimous 12-round decision over Joey Giardello in Madison Square Garden. MOON MULLINS ""' ' puMinnniM..,. .1 1 - PlfiWT ' CAN A f I K 'II I 1 L Z ROOMING WITH VOU ANDJ ALL" IfM ) ; f RATE7HREE Si SPLITTING THE ROON ' 4M

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