The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on January 24, 1960 · 70
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The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts · 70

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Tbrp 70 SUNDAY GLOBE SPORTS, JAN. 24, 19fi0 Boston to Honor Slaughter Vet Star Attraction At Baseball Dinner By BOB HOLBROOK ' .. E'ery year, it seems, some- body comes along to steal the show at the Baseball Writers dinner. . . , The scribes afTair is coming up Wednesday night at the Statler-Hilton. A candidate for the most popular man in the house has to be a battle- scarred old veteran named Enos Slaughter. I Country Slaughter is com-' ing here to be honored as he, hangs up his spikes after 21' years and goes into the man- agerial field with Houston. A great playing career has ended. Its easy, of course, to employ the adjective great in 2 NITES -FEB. 1-2 MON.&TUES, AT 8:00 P.IM. WORLD PRO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT RANCHO GONZALES . WORLD PRO CHAMPION ALEX OLMEDO FORMER AMATEUR CHAMP KENNY ROSEWALL TONY TRABERT PANCHO SEGURA - 81.80, 82.50, 83.00, 83TB tax incl. MAIL ORDERS With Check or M. O. Sand Stamped Addreased Envelope BOJTQNOARD KNi FOREIGN CAR SERVICE COMPLETE FRONT END ALIGNMENT describing the heroes of the diamond. This time it is not employed loosely, for if ever there was a great competitor its the same Enos Slaughter. ! , . . tnos has been a pro since he broke jn with Cardi. nals in 1938. Hell always be remembered, of course, as the culprit who beat the Red Sox In the 1946 World Series with a daring run from first base on Harry Walkers double to cenfcr It was a gamble . . . an excit-, ing, reckless, climax to a tight series. That was the play on wiych Slaughter made a goat) ou f shortstop Johnny Pesky wh0 hold the ball as Enos . considerably more than he rescored. cejve(j f0r being the hottest i Slaughter still maintains it player in the American Assn, wasnt Peskys fault. I , , , , ,. I In 1936, Slaughter hit .325 The daring dash wasn t as f Columbus m the Sally spontaneous as it seemed. Le He had 18 home runs Slaughter was thinking all the n tple 25 doubles and drove while. He knew that Dom Di Maggio was out of the game, , ,. . -T with an injury and he knewL.Rady (jrl,theniajor,ii v?0' too that Leon Culberson ickey told him to go back to couldnt throw as well So off minors and do better. Pitcher Earl wilson and vet he went with the clinching' So Slaughter went to Colum- eran outfielder Jim Busby run' bus n I16 American Assn. have signed Red Sox contracts. Slaughter never boasted of j What did he do in 1937? He General Manager Bucky Har-this feat He never boasted of 'only led the league in hitting ris announced today, (.382)- got 245 hits, scored 147 1 wilson wag the t pitcher runs, hit 42 doubles, belted 26 in the Puerto Rica inter home runs and drove in 122 runs. "After that season they decided I could play with the big boys, Enos once chuckled. anything, for that matter. All that Enos Slaughter ever asked was a chance to play baseball. , He spent 20 years in the major leagues and became known as one of ADJUSTED the foremost of all money ball players. timhow Vasebairhasl,change'd" jje revealed that bis 5550 per m0nth pension will be considerably more than he re The Boston writers showed acumen in picking Enos as one of their honored guests. He has a lifetime .300 bat- ting average. He played in five World Series and hit .291 Things did not come easy for Slaughter despite his unusual talent. He broke in with the old Cardinals chain gang when Branch Rickey had players stashed away in every corner of the country. Slaughter was telling us one in 118 runs. Slaughter stood out from other players because of his intense desire to win. Enos came out of Roxboeo, iN.C.), where his father had a 90-acre farm. He built his muscle chopping wood and milking cows. His baseball desire, no doubt, came from his Dad who had played semi pro ball. So wlien Enos went to work for a mill in Durham he did so in order to play on the mills baseball team. That was the start of an outstanding career, The turning point of Slaughters career came, he admits, in 1936 during his days at Columbus, Ga. His manager was Eddie Dyer. Slaughter says he was having trouble at the plate, swinging at too many bad balls. His average was very low. "I became depressed, said Slaughter. "I was moping in from the outfield to the bench. Eddie Dyer looked at me and said, 'Son, you tired? If you are, kid, , Ill get you some help. The remark stung Slaughter. He was living in a cheap rooming house. That night he couldnt sleep. He finally told himself that Dyer was right. I did some heavy thinking that night, Slaughter said. "Sometime between midnight and dawn I vowed never to walk on a baseball field again. I'd run. Enos Slaughter never broke that promise. Even at the age of 43 he was still running. And heaven help the Houston player who forgets to run for Manager Slaughter this season. Wilson, Busby Sign Their 60 Sox Contracts league with a record of 15-3. He pitched for the Caguas-Guayama club and scouts were impressed with his performance. The 215-pound right-hander joined the Red Sox mid-way in the 1959 season and showed outstanding speed. But he had control trouble and showed the lack of experience. aging outfielder who can still run and see part time duty. But with the abundance of young outfielders, Busby is hard pressed to make the team, When he decided to pitch in Winter ball the Red Sox were delighted. This added experience may enable him to make the Sox staff this Spring. Busbys future with the Red Sox is not clear. Jim is an Milburn Reelected NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (AP) Devereux Milburn Jr., of Old Westbury, N.Y., was re-elected chairman of the U.S. Polo Assn, today. He has held the office since 1950. Philip Iglehart of Delrak, Fla., and Seymour H. Knox 3d, of East Auroras N.Y., were named to the board of directors. erTxrr a- TIME FOR BASEBALL Lopez looks skyward for Timers Game at A1 Lang Injury Jinx Hits Again Sime Wins Dash But Pulls Muscle WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 pulled a jiamstring in his left (UPI) The injury jinx that ieg and that it was "nothing has plagued Duke sprinter Dave Sime hit him again to-night after he equaled his own run ln 110 more indoor meets meet record for the 7Q-yard,this year, dash in the 13th annual Wash- The red-haired speedster ington Star games. said he injured himself com-Sime sustained a muscle ing off the starting block and strain and withdrew from the could feel the muscle pull 80 and 100-yard dashes where he had hoped to continue his comeback campaign for the Olympic glory that eluded hinVSime said. I dont want to run in 1956 because of a similar the chance of serious injury this early in the year. He said he will resume workouts next The Initial announcement was that tonight's injury was not serious but Simes trainer had advised him against further competition for the evening. Sime had been hard pressed ; is being planned in the in seven seconds flat which ! Maryland" state; 4', Leon Prasi vii-iConcord-Sudbury area. Geof-equalled the time he set in! la;-ai. Dve sime. Duke ac.: j'frey Cornish has been engaged IQSfi hero Bob Brown, Penn State; 3, Joel John- ac nrrhitert of the course 1900 nere. j ,on Westfrn Michigan; 4, Ed Cotiv-ias, . arcnneci 01 me course sime tnM ronorlort Vie Rod I mQI e- Quantico. 7.0 Ties record t956,whlch Will be built near the Sime told reporters he had ginnerd meet record, Dave SHConcordSudbury town line. saHrr1! N,ckk Eu,r' MoVs'stat": Heading the building commit in winning IHp 70-varH enrint in winning me lu-yara sprint TED (Continued from Page 69) "There is one spot in the upper part of Teds back that gives him some pain, Fad-den added. "I feel that Ted would like to be assured he will be free from pain next season. Ill wager, though, that he plays 75 games. "If you get that many games from Ted hes going to help, added the trainer, Williams wanted this exam before he made a decision on his baseball future. ' When he hit town he said, "If my neck doesnt get any bet ter then I wont be playing. The examination yesterday probed every source of infection. His sinuses, teeth, tonsils, ,ZIeLTen! U! Celtics' gained a" 73-48 margin' today over Cypress and a total checked and there was no tn- hitting 32 in 75 from the floor of 211. Littler made the mne- with Heinsohn accounting for .Lole turn four-under-par but clean bill of health for 41-year- ft 21 old Ted. All that remains now is whether he feels his legs will stand the gaff. However, Ted can rest assured that he will not have to play regularly and his duties will be limited mostly to pinch hitting. In recent years Teds biggest peeves have been double headers and night games. He can forget them both. Williams return will come as good news to American League owners who are mindful of the big fellows gate appeal. Several executives have told us that Teds presence in the park would mean thousands more, attendance in the league throughout the season. There is no denying the Williams appeal. Ted undoubtedly will be on hand for Spring training in Scottsdale come March. Perhaps he will use this period as a testing board to determine if he can stand another season. Williams last season proved himself an exceptionally potent pinch hitter. This was a new role for him, but one that he seemingly enjoyed. Ted denied there was anything wrong with his legs. A published report said his ankle was getting cranky again. It couldnt be, said Ted, ! havent done any running. With the examination oift of the way, Williams cannow embark on a program of conditioning exercises without fear of his head falling off. General Manager Buck: Harris didnt hear from Ted until after the examination. I dont ti&nk Teds very i worried, remarked Harris- CHARLEY VOLPONE Meanwhile, work is well under way on another Cornish project, the Spring Valley course in Sharon. Eugene Weinberg, assistant building chairman, reports that workmen so far have cut out two. par fives, the fifth and 11th as well as the 10th hole, and swathings have been cut on four other holes. A pond on the eighth and nith fairways is nearly completed. Jack Schneiderman of Dorchester is returning as professional at Natick where he previously served in 1956-57. Schneiderman spent 17 years at the Mt. Pleasant club in Leicester and one year at Blue Hill. it it SHORT PUTTS . . . City of Newton golf schools will open Monday evening, Feb. 1, with Johnny Fitzgerald and Mai Negoshian pros . . . Bill Ezi-nicki reports back from the P.G.A. tour to his Hillview members that the change in the out-of-bounds penalty helped him qualify for the Bing Crosby tournament. Ezzie, who qualified by one stroke, says he pulled two five irons out of bounds on a par-three, then put the next one within 10 feet of the stick and made the putt . . . This gave him a four instead of six under the old rule. Mrs. Alexander George, energetic chairman of the .n. Another new country club I W.G.A.M. junior committee an- New Yi?kkpmnUebeVs?,4.RETho1ten- with an 18-hole course for announces the Girls Junior championship for Duxbury, Aug. 1-5, and the inter-city team match with New York and Philadelphia for Wood- CXJPI Telephoto) White Sox manager A1 foul ball in annual Old Field yesterday. throughout his 70-yard sprint. "My one ambition is to go to the Olympics this year,1 week and plans to enter the Texas relays in April. Track Summaries MILE WALK 1, John Humcke Jr. New York AC.: 2, Jack Blacky1 m-olm Vrdlfs-k" w.iiie M.y. il, nunuLir.o i. w i.. Chicaso Tiack and Field, 2. BUI, 450 Johnson .Maryland: 3, Russell Rogers,)" 3. Georse Matthews, Catholic U.: 4: Walter Johnson, North Carolina College. 1:13 6 80 1, Bob Brown Penn State: 2. Ed Collymore. QQuantico; 3, Joel Johnson, Western Michigan: 4. Jonas Spiegal, Maryland; 5, Paul Winder. Morgan State 8. Womens 7(Hyard hurdles 1. Dolores Banks, Police Athletic League: 2. Caroline Skedsmo. Gallaudet: 3. Lillian Quartermus, Gallaudet: 10 3. Womens 880 1. Grace Butcher. Cleveland Magar AC.: 2 Luc Mar-sey. Oriole Track Club: 3 Louise Meade. Police Athletic Club: 4, Lillian Greene. Police Athletic Cluh. 2.25 6. New record Old record 2.36.3 bv Harriett Douthitt. Cleveland Recreation; and Mrs. Butcher set m 1959. 1000 1, Mike Caraftis, New York A C : 2. Barry Almond. Houston Vmv. Tiack Club; 3. Tom Sazemore. Duke: 4. Mike Halpi. Catholic: 5. Ed Mathtr. Shanahan Catholic Club. 214 6. CELTICS PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., iPebble Beach for 213. M?fcnRnun-uEd Moran. NewVork Jan. 23 (AP) Ken Venturi to- In the pro-amateur division, 4C.I2 Aiur? Houston UNN.iday fashi0ned a four-under-jtwo teams tied for first with tached; 4. Mike Flemming Quantico par 68 over the tricky Cypress ! best-ball totals of 195. 4 09 s' etibv rGeunnarCOi'ieisolrDen-Foi11 course for the third j Deadlocked were pro Julius ! round lead at 209 in Bing' Boros of Mid Pines, N.C., and Crosbys $50,000 golf tourna-'Don Schwab of Santa Monica, Calif., and George Bayer of Pasadena with Morgan Darof-sky of Lafayette, Calif. The first pair had 64 today and the second carded 63. George Buzzini of Turlock, Calif., enlivened todays proceedings with the first hole-in-one of his career. matter of playing out the rJl8' , u , Heinsohn has now accounted f noa - u . ,, for 289 points in his last 11 games for a gaudy 26.3 mark . . . He tossed up 28 shots last night, hitting 13, and took 11 rebounds m 28 minutes . . , Cousy, m action only 29 min - utes, had 24 points, with 11 rebounds going along with his 10 handoffs for a brilliant all-around showing . . , George Yard ley was best for the visitors with nine in 14 from the floor . . , Desipte their onesided win, the Celtics were out-rebounded, 92 to 91. The last Celtics loss in the Garden was on Nov. 25, a 123-113 affair dropped to the Philly Warriors. . . . The Celtics have now taken six in their last eight. , . , The Celtics fastbreaking forced the Nats, trying to match them, to lose possession 20 times over the'" first three periods resulting in 13 Boston points. . . . Over the same period, the Celts gave yp possession without a shot but nine times, for eight Syracuse REBOUNDS Boston 01r Leaders Russell 2fi. Conley 2. Syracuse (92): Leaders. Kerr 1i. Yaxley 12 Officials. Sid Borgia Vmd Earl Strum Key: MP, minutes played: PE. personal fouls; A, assists, Pts, points. Volpone to Pro Ranks By TOM FITZGERALD Charley Volpone Jr. of New-buryport, one of the youngest State Amateur champions in history, will turn professional following his release from the Army in April, it was learned yesterday, A graduate of Boston College last June, Charley is now in the midst of a six-month training stint at Ft. Jack-son, S.C. Volpone, who already has applied to the P.G.A. for classification as a tournament professional, will be married on May 7 to Rita Grillo of Haverhill, who will accompany him on the Summer tour. In 1956 at Belmont, the 19-year-old Volpone defeated the late Fred Wright, 58, in the state final. Long regarded as one of the states finest young golf prospects, Charley had an impressive record in C.Y.O. competition, winning all three divisional titles, one each in the Junior and Intermediate and two straight in the Senior (57-58). A number of Francis Quintet's friends will be in New York Tuesday night for the Metropolitan Golf Writers dinner at which the Boston Hall of Famer will receive the Gold Tee Award for his contribution to the game. Quimet joins a list of distinguished winners of the award including Bob Jones, who also will be honored at the dinner Tuesday night. Vice President Nixon will be the principal speaker and most of this years national golf champions also will be on hand. The M.G.A. has announced the dates for this years State Amateur at Tedesco as July 6 to 9 . . . Sectional qualifying rounds will be held June 27, with sites to be announced later . . . The tournament last was played at Tedesco in 1939 and produced the youngest winner in Ted Adams who was 18 years and five mor iis when he defeated Ray Marad . . . Private membership of about the eighth and ninth fairways Nicholas Deraney who say that no name has been selected for the club as yet. Venturi Takes Lead In Crosby Golf Play Tomorrow the golfers all shoot thejr final lg holes of the 72-hole event with its -nnA . $4000 top prize for the leading and000 for the pro on the championshi p pro-amateur t r Deadlocked in third place at 22 were Dow Finsterwald of Tquesta, Fla., who had a 70 over the Pebble Beach course, and Don January with a 69 there. Billy Maxwell of Dallas, Tex., wound up at 213 with a 68. Second round leader Mike Souchak of Grossinger, N.Y., slipped to a 77 and a 216. Ed Oliver, Denver, shot a 73 at Hub Pair to Defend Skating Crown At U.S. Tourney SEATTLE, Jan. 23 (AP) The final pre-Olympics test for Americas figure skaters will bring the countrys fin Vst to Seattle next week for the four-day national Cham pionships. Heavy favorites to repeat as national champions are David Jenkins of Colorado Springs and Carol Heiss of New York City. A spirited battle is expected in the senior pairs division, where Nancy and Ronnie Luddington of Roxbury, Mass., are the defenders. After the national meet 12 skaters will be selected to represent the United States in the Winter Olympics three in the senior ladies division, three senior men and three senior pairs. t n land, June 28-29 Mrs. George hopes that 10-year-old Victoria Jenssen of Great Barrington, who already has appeared twice in the Nationals Junior can come here for some of the State events this Summer. Ken Venturi, 70-71-fiR 209. Gene Littler. 67-73-71211. Dow Finsterwald. 71-71-70 212. Don January. 72-71-69212 Billy Maxwell. 71-74-68 213. Ed Oliver. 73-68-73 S14. Tommy Jacobs, 70-74-70 214. Chick Harbert. 75-69-71 215. Bob Goalbv, 76-70-69 215 . Julius Boros, 73-71-72 216. Mike Souchak, 73-66-77 216. Mason Rudolph. 77-73-66 21. Paul Harney, 75-73-70 218. A1 Besselink. 72-74-72218 George Baver, 72-75-71 218. Art Wall Jr., 71-73-74218. Jack Burke Jr., 77-70-71 21. Earl Stewart, 71-76-72219. Dick Knight. 67-77-75219. Jerry Barber. 76-72-69219. Doug Ford. 73-76-70219. Frank Stranahan., 74-74-71 219. Billy Casper, 74-72-73219. Bill Collins, 73-70-76219 Jimmy Clark. 72-76-71 219. Don Whitt. 74-70-73219. A1 Geiberger. 75-74-71220. John Cook. 74-74-72220. Sam Reynolds. 76-73-71220, Bbb Goertz. 73-76-72221. Jack Fleck. 71-77-73221.' Babe Lichardus, 76-72-73 221. Cary Middiecoff, 77-70-74221. Huston I.aClain 72-73-74221. Arnold Palmer. 78-70-73221. Pistons Belt Warriors, 130 to 110 DETROIT, Jan. 23 (AP) The Pistons ganged up on the Warriors today, getting seven men in double figures and winning 130-110 despite a 44-point splurge by Wilt Chamberlain. The Pistons broke on top, had a 20-point lead at the half and never let the Eastern Division club get close. The victory was Detroits fourth in a row, the longest winning streak of the season. ' DETROIT I PHILADELPHIA GFP; GFP Conlm ... 6 1 13 Anzin .... O 0 O Decs 10 2 22 Beck ... 204 Alcorn ... O 2 2 Ch'mberl'n 16 12 44 Duke 1 9 Gola 3 2 8 Howell ... 5 313Graboskt f 3 17 Llovd .... 6 0 12 Hatton ... 3 2 8 McGuire . 5 2 12 Johnson ..204 McMillon . 9 1 19 Rodger , . 5 0 10 Noble 2 2 6'Rukliek ... 2 0 4 Shue 8 6 22S ldsberry . S 1 11 Total! .. 65 20 1301 Total! .451 110 Detroit . Philadelphia ..36 87 31 38130 ..24 19 38 29110

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