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1 lil-AiAw FOOTSY FANS! rv A 240-Pounder Eyes Sox Relief Berth By ROGER BIRTWELL SCOTTSDALE, Ari, Feb. 24 He stepped off the scales at 240 and his cap dusted the clubhouse roof. Beside him Don Schwall 6:6 and 200 looked skinny. "I'm three or four pounds overweight," he remarked, "at 235, I feel fit." Skilton Most Famed Player On Local Ice Before Shore Top Amateur Clubs 'Sold9 Hockey Here By HAROLD KAESE The Bruins have missed the play-offs for the third year in succession, but their home attendance for the season will again be greater than that of the best of all basketball teams, the Celtics. year and a few months out of.and-so that's ever caught wh; I t'rew." college he moved up to Mm- His name is Earl Radatz.

He's a high school teacher from Michigan. though he is the only player in camp not technically in the posses Until last year Radatz "I neapolis and had a record of 3 and 0. throw mostly sidearm. That's the way I'm most comfortable" sion of the Red Sox he plans to move up from the Seattle "We had a good gang and a good team," said Radatz proudly. "There were Schwall, Schilling, Tillman, Yastrzemski and the rest.

Tillman caught me most. "He's excellent." roster and relief-pitch this year for the Sox. was a starter. But last year at Seattle, he was shifted to relief. "I got so I liked it," said Radatz.

"I was in 57 games last year. I've never had much trouble with control." Radatz is married to a high In high school near Detroit, he played football, baseball and basketball. "I loved bas 4m. The word "excellent," years ago, would have been odd from a ballplayer. But times ketball best," he admits.

But at Michigan State where he graduated in '59 the football coach must have groaned when the big fast catching end The anomaly caused Walter Brown to repeat something he has said before: "When the Bruins started in 1924, this was already a hockey town, but when the Celtics started in 1946, it was not a basketball town." Then the Garden president added wrily, "In fact, 16 years later, we're still trying to sell VkQclrotholl norn have changed. In the off season Radatz at 24 is a high school teacher in Royal Oak, Michigan. So it was natural for him to say Tillman is "ex school and college former Sharon Cooper. "Sharon dropped out of college after her junior year," says Radatz. "We have two children.

When they grow up, I'm going to send her back to and defensive line backer passed up football because the risK to his pitching arm was cellent" instead of saying "he's the best blankety-blank so- too great. college." AP Wirephoto) MANAGER'S EYE-VIEW Assorted socks and shoes hang over the dugout roof as youngsters turn out for Phillies' opening drills at Clearwater, Fla. since was six years old," relates Radatz, "I pitched all Summer. I was lucky to grow up around Detroit. They have a great amateur base RAYMIE SKILTON Whv Hid the Bruins find Boston sold on hockey? Signed by Same Sox Scout Red Sox Have ball program around there.

You get. good coaching and learn a lot early." Who Discovered Schilling, Yaz Southpaws, But NASON (Continued from Page 57) As a speaker, he is colorless as a frozen shad, and he has been detected lately taking an extremely casual attitude toward scheduled engagements. Let's face it: They bore him stiff. He frequently shows up at the agreed price to let people look a him, then takes off like there was malaria in the joint. Instead of finding gold, this guy got hit by it.

Since last October it has never rained rain in the vicinity of Roger Maris just nuggets. It's a pity that the Yankees won't stand still for a raise from' $38,000 to $85,000, and offer, instead, a shameful $60,000. Goodness, Maris can make that much merely Any Starters? That's the baseball program that produced Hal New-houser, Billy Pierce, Art Houtemann, Ted Gray, Milt Pappas and others. "And don't forget Don Schwall," intejected Radatz. "Before he went to Oklahoma, he pitched for Rookie Petrocelli Neat Wrist Hitter SCOTTSDALE, -Feb.

24 Without an apparent start ing southpaw in the lot, 27 players from the bright- eyed rookies to rather young How about his height? veterans went into action here today as the Red Sox began battery practice for their "I've grown only an inch," replied Radatz. "In the last 62d season. Ranging from 19-year-old (This is another in a series on future Fenwayites, from the early camp of the Red Sox, where more than a million dollars worth of bonus players are being indoc-trinated.) By HY HURWITZ OCALA, Feb. 24 "I pray to God, that I can," replied Rico Petrocelli, when asked how he'd like to make another trip to Boston's Fenway Park. eight years.

My sophomore year in high school I was six Billy MacLeod out of feet one. In my junior year I picked up four inches. Since Gloucester High and Winston-Salem to veterans like Chet Nichols, Ike Delock and Mike Fornieles, the Red Sox had 22 then I've gained only an inch." When he graduated from Berkley Michigan High School Rico is an 18 year old in-, to go to the Stadium and root fielder, who was the most endosing items he doesn't even use, drink, smoke, wear or eat. Of course, there is a little thing like he will have to hit 62 home runs next time to keep all that filthy lucre flowing into the off-season Maris coffers, reputed to be located at Fort Knox, Ky. The 61 homers have already earned for him three times as much salary as the President of the United States received for 1961.

Roger should make the Hall of Fame for that, and likewise for the fact he already is the richest .260 hitter in the entire history of baseball. But he isn't a 10-year man yet. Maybe that bugs him. Maybe he is protecting himself financially against the horrid possibility that he won't qualify for that lucrative pension plan some day. Well, who's for penny ante? for the Red Sox.

Ted Williams pitchers performing. ci They also had all three of in tne winter oi 55 major valuable player in New York eague teams sought him Though his four years at area high school circles last! their catchers, first baseman June. He is one of the fewimv favorite players. Ive seen Don Gile operating for the players here under six feet.) Ted pop quite a few homers time being as a catcher, and Rico is slight of build. But! in Yankee Stadium.

(the young first baseman from from the way he has been mov-j was jn knothole gang Boston English, Bob Guindon. Michigan State, eight or nine clubs had their scouts after him. "I signed with the Red Sox," said Radatz. "They treat ed me well." nig aiuunu me mneia ana j. i tuu ripping into a baseball, he's when 1 used to g0 to Ebbets as strong and as agile a young- i Field before the Dodgers left In '59 and '60 the Sox had him at Raleigh.

In late '60 a ster as you'll see anywhere. Only pitcher missing was Gene Conley who to recuperate from basketball and from clipping unpleasant folks in the chops has permission to report on the first day of March. town. One of my first memories was seeing Sandy Koufax breaking in against Musial. I was in the front row of the centerfield bleachers.

Koufax broke a curve over for a called A right-handed batter, who pulls almost every pitch, Rico is another product of "Bots" Nekola's scouting expedition in the New York area. Two current Necola New Ynrkers strike. He tried to throw the The lefthanded pitchers on hand here today were Tom Borland, Arnold Earley, Mac on the Red Sox roster are Pitch the next time and Carl Yastrzemski and Chuck Musial belted it over the clock Schilling. in right center for a homer. Ms MS Leod, Nichols, Bill Spanswick, Ted Wills and Wilbur Wood, "Because amateur clubs, playing at the Arena, had put the game over," said Brown.

"The B.A.A., the Westminsters, the Shoe Trades. Gerry Geran, Red Synnott, Irving Small, Raymie Skilton "Did you know that Raymie Skilton died last July in Ossippee, N.H?" someone asked. "No," said Brown. "No, that's news to me. It will be newsto many who remember the powerful, rough, controversial Skilton, for his passing was scarcely noted by a world in which he had made a pretty big splash.

Before Eddie Shore, Skilton was Boston's most famous hockey player. A Rindge Tech graduate who never got to college, he became an all-round sand-. lotter called by Fred Hoey, one of his coaches, "the picturesque athlete in New England." In 1924, after he had played hockey 15 years on at least a dozen clubs, he was described like this: "Skilton packed more thrills in a hockey stick than any other player who has ever showed at the Arena, with the single exception of the late Hobey Baker." As a boy, George Owen saw them both. 'No Comparison in Styles' "There was no comparison in their styles," said the Milton Academy coach. "Baker was a fast, smooth, beautiful skater, much like Syl Apps, but not with quite the jump.

"Skilton was a terrifically colorful athlete, big and strong. He skated like a bull my style, I guess. He had a strong shot, not accurate, that he loved to hear boom off the boards." A brawler, Skilton was a home town idol who packed the fans in. One of them recalls, "We used to go to see him start trouble, and he never failed us." Once, at least, the laugh was on Skilton. He had to pick a referee, for a game in which he was playing.

His choice was the not-so-bashful Shorty Watson. Right after the opening face-off, Skilton was penalized. He started to protest, so Watson put him out for the rest of the game. Blacklisted by B.A.A. When he ran the Intercolonial Club of Roxbury, Skilton imported three Canadian players (O, so that's where it all started!) and beat the B.A.A.

He was immediately blacklisted by the B.A.A. But the Arena, which prospered on club hockey, needed Skilton. He was allowed to play for the Arena H.C. against the B.A.A. Later, he played for the B.A.A.

itself. Skilton was not on the team when Irving Small, in May, 1925, sued the Arena for back salary. In his expose, Small revealed that amateur and Olympic players were drawing up to $2200 a season. The money was left for them twice a month in a cigarette tin in the Arena office. Small's suit was settled out of court, but disillusioned Boston fans sadly turned to the new pros, the Bruins.

Club hockey has never been the same since. The Skiltons and Gerans, the Smalls and Hago Harringtons, the Eddie Enrights and Jack Hutchinsons were lions on Boston's Winter scene. "Those were great days, and I wish I was back in them," concluded Brown. His reason, though, was interesting: "I'd be a lot younger." "Hp's pnt nf erooKiyn isn't the same Right handers in action were Nekola said in Dave Busby, Galen Cisco, De ule gone, re-that cfnnmember h0W they Used t0 Pack lock, Fornieles, Hal Kolstad, wrict snti f. P1 when the Giants Stewart MacDonald, Bill Mon-bouquette Dave Morehead tame uvci, ebueuiaiiy wnen Ted Williams sees him getting i-ti Maglie was pitching ma wiiaia Jlliu ins oaiunE Billy Muffett, Don Schwall, against Brooklyn." Pete Smith, Tracy Stallard and mm Earl Wilson.

The catchers were Jim Pag BRUINS (Continued from Page 57) swing, he'll fall in love with him." It's difficult for "Bots" to compare Petrocelli with Yastrzemski and Schilling. The nt Viore urora riA 4knH liaroni, Russ Nixon and Bob Eddie. Litzerbereer Tillman. ROGER BIRTWELL also whon TW ua Scored a pair of goals. niviu.

t- i Larry going to be a better hitter than Srhinw ne scored for the Bruins Canadiens Whip New York, 4-2 possibla better inielder than Bower of the Leafs got his name in the scoring list with MONTREAL, Feb. 24 (AP) komff i 4U 1 KLl I iiii6 iii Luc iiineiiuiiL in i i Dickie Moore jammed in two goals tonight and led the first the Big City, it was natural! that Rico had been wellj tohonto: Goal-Bower, Defense-scouted. But Nekola pulled a on. Armstrong. Litzenberger i Brewer.

Baun. Horton. Stanley after Petrocelli participated in! HaS Pulford- fetew the graduation exercises at PST9N: Goal Gamble. Defense TT. aiapieion.

ireen. wesitan. Mount, Sheepshead Bay High in Boivm. Forwards Pennington. Con- T3 1-1 xt-ii Inellv.

Burns. William Prnnnvntt place Montreal Canadiens to a 4 to 2 victory over New York. NEW YORK: Goal Paille. Defense Howell, Goegan. Harvey.

Langlois. Spencer. Forwards Wilson. Balon. Schinkel.

Ingarficld, Bathgate, Prentice. Hamoson. Hebenton, Henry, Hadfleld. Gendron. MONTREAL: Goal Plante.

Defense Johnson, Talbot, J. Trem-blay. MacNeil. Gauthier. Forwards-Richard, Provost.

Moore, Beliveau. Rousseau, G. Tremblay. Backstrom. Geoffrion.

Marshall, Goyette. Hicke. Referee McArthur. Linesmen Pavelich. Hayes FIRST PERIOD None.

Penalties piouR-iyn, ieKOia Drought mm, Oliver. McKenney. Toppazzinii Meiss- ner. Leach older Imported Luxury Fabric nis parents and an en Referee Ashley, Linesmen Arm- brother Dave to Boston strong, rampton. First Period 1.

Boston, Burn 9 i loppazzini. Bennington i. 0:46: 2 Toronto. Litzenberger 15 (Keon, Stan- IrVt. 2-40: 3 Tnmntn.

1f.nn 11 I Hrtr "Nekola figured," explained Assistant Farm Director Stanley 4. Toronto. Keon Eddie Kenney, "that all the Other SCOUts WOuld be camp- Ppriod-5. Toronto. Arm-Ills' nil ni nnnrctpna friar Istrong IS (Keon.

Litzenbereerl. 2:02: Schinkel Talbot 10:12. SECOND PERIOD 1. Montreal. Moore -4 (Richard) 0:53: 2.

Montreal. G. Tremblny 26 (Beliveau. Hicke) 5:48. Penalties Howell 4:27.

MacNeil 11:04. Spencer 14:37. Montreal. THIRD EH UD 3. night.

So Bots didn't even let him go home from graduation exercises." Moore 15 (Richard. Provost i Armstrong 7. Toronto. Mahov-lich 29 iNevin. Bower), 12:49.

Penalties Horton 6:10. Boivin 6:27, Mohns 13:20. Topnazrini 10-minute misconduct 14.20. Horton 19:33. Third Period 8.

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Talbot) 17:17: 6. New York. Ingarfield 23 (Bathgate. Prentice) 18:23. Penalties Rousseau 10:20, Bathgate 12:31.

Saves: Paille Jl 12 1134 Plante 12 11 1336 Attendance 14.237. pr farl ii-ity, riiili-o dnirfor sc 'Mahovlich. Brewer) 4:16: 9. Boston, ger ian Wltn UUKe Sniaer as Leacn 2 (Oliver. Boivim.

6:52. Penal- an idol, Rico never liked Pennington 10:42. Yankees. "When Boston came saves: Gamble 8 14 830 to town," he related. "I used0r' 10 -30 Class Pitcher Only 1 Year, Busby Eyes Sox Varsity "IMPERIAL ATTIRE11 $95 SUITS "Control is pitching," Busby says.

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regular job with the Sox, and he comes highly recommended. Dave won 21, lost 7 for Class Waterloo last yean. He was the finest pitcher in the a bonus boy out of the University of Oklahoma. He started 29 games and completed 22 of them, struck out 237 and walked only 62. By BOB HOLBROOK SCOTTSDALE, 24 Dave Busby is a tall, lithe, youngster of 20 who has pitched one season of professional baseball and is considered one of the prize finds of the Red Sox scouting system.

Dave is here shooting for a I don't think there is any excuse for it." Of his 62 walks last season at Waterloo, Busby walked 25 of those in the first eight or nine games. "I was real wild at the r- -j iiTi i i "There is one thing I want to learn here more than anything," he said, "And that's to better my curve ball. I want to talk to Mr. Maglie about it." "I have a good slow curve ball," Dave admitted, "but I want that real humming curve ball, that good sharp breaking pitch." "I don't fool around with a slider much," he said. "I can rather get hit hard then walk a man.

"I want to make baseball my career and I feel I have a good chance of success," he remarked. "I feel wonderful, my 50 auiii, ifdvc aiiu. Alien i gut arm is great and I just can wait to get started." H7 y2 PRICE throw one, but I use it just Unlike most kids, Busby is a pitcher instead of a thrower. He has the confidence needed to be a winner. enougn 10 lei ine Dauers Know I have one." "I like to throw it to left- handed batters and let them pull a foul," he grinned.

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