The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on July 20, 1965 · 17
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Lonborg Tops SPORTS i TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1965 Xrt. V. S. PU Off. Seventeen miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiK BUD COLLINS oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Factions War In Pro Tennis BARRY MacKAY Back under their respective rocks go the gypsies of professional tennis. Before they return to Boston next July they will hit such big league spots as Dundee, Frinton-on-the-Sea, Bandol, Como and Bloem- fontaine. Their odyssey will be almost secret, and some places they may be the first to use the dirt roads leading into backwoods areas, as they were at Reston, Va. They have a good game, one that sold most of the seats for five days of the U.S. Pro singles at Longwood. Unfortunately they are loosely organized and torn between two factions: the Gonzales group, consisting of TCir-hard A1 (Pancho) Gonzales, and the Barry MacKay group, encompassing the other 11 players seen here. MacKay is the tour administrator, but not he or anyone can get Gonzales to agree to much of anything. Actually, every one of the players has his own idea on how the game should be promoted and run, and when they meet there is about as much unanimity as in French politics. "Things are getting better. Last year," says MacKay, "we had nothing and we built it into a pretty good circuit. The prize money increased this year, and it will keep increasing, we think. We have nine tournaments practically signed for next year including the championship in Boston." Acutely aware of how television made everyone conscious of golf, the pros are hopeful of getting their share of TV exposure. They haven't been very successful, and this frustrates them because they know their game televises better and has more action than. . golf. There is. however, the time element in tennis. Sponsors are wary of a production that could stretch to three or four hours as the National Indoors (amateur) championship did the last two years. The TV network that aired those matches has lost interest Decause oi me uncertainty on the length of matches. Unlike eolf. where von ran tmf t in in a4U t tain holes on schedule, there is no guarantee of where you will be at a given hour of a tennis match. .rAeJj?my Van Alen' with his easily understood VASSS scoring procedure, has something the pros could use. They would have an easier time marketing VASSS matches which can be played in as little wine as a nau-nour or sxretcned to an hour, or more, ll'f '' lllpliiiilii1 - ' : -ir- N.Y. 3d nine By ROGER BIRTWELL NEW YORK-It's getting so the Yankees in their famous pin-stripes tremble every time young Jim Lonborg comes to town. Lonborg, the unspoiled rookie from Stanford, Monday night held the American League champions to five hits and pitched the Red Sox to victory, 3 to 1 Since he first started against the Yankees on the 10th of DETERMINED' KEN ROSEWALL BACKHANDS ONE (Photo by Jack Sheahan) osewall Takes Pro Title May, the tall 22-year-older from San Luis Obispo, Calif., has toppled the Yankees three times. They have beaten him once. And with his performance Monday night, Lonborg reduced his E.R.A. against the Yankees to 1.99 a record probably unequaled by any pitcher in the majors. Only eight Yankees reached base all evening, to the dis comfort of a crowd of 14,739 in cavernous Yankee Stadium. Four reached on singles, one on a double, two on walks and one on a fumbled grounder by Felix Mantilla. Lonborg held the Yankees scoreless until the eighth when pinch-hitter Ray Barker walked, moved to third on Bobby Richardson's ground-rule double and scored on an infield out. RED SOX Page 18 By BUD COLLINS Kenny Rosewall is bothered by dermatitis, homesickness, diminutiveness but not by any tennis player in the world. He was supposed to be in eclipse, surpassed by Rodney Laver, but when came down to a one-match showdown for the U.S. Pro Championship, it was Roswall: crash, 6-4, 6-3. 6-3. That took 85 minutes on the green at Longwood Cricket Club Monday, and when it was over with the 3500 customers applauding wildly, a lot of problems had been solved for Rosewall. His dermatitis a rash brought on by nerves was not itching. He was going home to Sydney to see Wilma and the kids after three months on the road, and he had a first place check for $3000. There was nothing he could do about his size 5-8 and 142 pounds so, as usual, he merely chopped the enemy up into little ineffective pieces. This magnificent performance of the 30-year-old Rosewall made him feel almost as good as the money. "You know, in all my rivalries with Lew Hoad, since 1946 when we were both 11 and with Pancho Gonzales and now Laver as pros, ifc was never Rosewall wins. It was Hoad loses, or Gonzales loses," Rosewall said. "I've never had the personality that caught the public fancy." He did have the strokes the withering backhand, the unfailing returns of service, the volleys that behaved like puppets. He had the legs and the reflexes so that he could slide beneath a clover to get the most elusive shot. And all this was going for Rosewall the last two days, so that he scored a double-dip coup, wiping out Gonzales and Laver in six straight, decisive sets. "Ah yes, that felt pretty good. It's nice to beat them," Kenny said. Gonzales did come up with $1500 by beating Butch Buch-holz for third place, 36, 75, 63. Butch got $1000, Laver $2000 for their trouble. Laver wasn't serving well, but he started favorably by breaking Rosewall's serve in the second game and taking a 3-0 lead. That was as close as he came to keeping the championship. Rosewall, the victor in 1963 (over Laver in the final, in New York), began stroking his inner fire with backhand returns. He had the break back in the seventh game, broke on top by overturning game Rodney in the ninth and went round the stadium roaring. Laver tried to stone him to death with cascading drives. Rosewall stood up to him, and patted the drives to either side with stop volleys. When Laver sought the net, he got a crook in his neck lob-watching. If he hung back and groundstroked with Rosewall, the result was thrilling rallies such as seldom are seen on grass. And the result also was the points went to Rosewall. He passed, punched and pulverized. It is hard to remember Rosewall making a bad shot. He was an octopus on a skateboard, and his Summer was having a happy ending. PRO TENNIS Page 19 IllItltllllllllllMIIIIIllIllIIIllllTlltlilffitllllllllTIIIIllf lllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;iiifliiiliinitlT1ITII1l11,TI1IfI11IIIV Burglar Goofs, Learns I Ezinicki Still Tough BARNSTABLE (AP)-Remember Wild Bill Ezi-nicki of the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs? An alleged would-be housebreaker who appeared in District Court Monday with a black eye and assorted bruises met the former National Hockey League star over the week-end. Ezinicki now is the golf pro at New Scabury C.C. in Mashpee. Police said they arrested Army Pfc Thomas G. Jenny, 26, in the Ezinicki home. They said his eye had been blackened and he was wrapped in a blanket. Mashpee patrolman Lcnwood I. Pond charged Jenny with breaking and entering in the night-time. He testified Jenny had placed Mrs. Ezinicki and her children in fear by prying open the door. "And was the man of the house home?" asked Judge Henry L. Murphy. "Yes," said Pond, looking at Jenny's black eye, "that's how the damage was done." Jenny was ordered held for a grand jury and was locked up because he could not post $2000 cash bail. Herman Denies Failing to Aid Conig's Hitting 4- " -.1 "v,Ui, kji juuie. uDiigmgiy, Boston s press reported Tony's leei nfVASl ?L impressed by the possibilities ings about being benched which included the follow of VAbbS at NewDort. none wants tn load iha i. t-.i A -x One question remained unanswered. Why didn't Billy Herman try to help Tony Co-nigliaro when the youngster started to go sour at the plate? After all, isn't Herman the same guy who tutored Tony C. at the bat throughout his brilliant rookie season last year? "Why doesn't he (Herman) come to the batting cage and help me?" Conigliaro questioned reporters when he was benched by Herman in Cleveland Saturday night. Obligingly, Boston s press reported Tony's feel- . V Al .! .1 1 1 1 1 1 . Oil of VAbbS at Newport, none wants to lead the break in tradition by adopting VASSS for the entire 1966 season, as Van Alen is urging. This is understandable, because nobody likes to Jump off the edge with something new. Unfortunately the players do not have a mature, imaginative director (as golf had in Fred Corcoran) to guide them and to see beyond their individual considerations and outlooks. They need a leader badly a man with business sense, the respect of all the players, and the authority to act for the group and game's best interest. Most maddening to those who would like to see the pros advance and take the game up with them is the present amateur situation. Until the U.S.L.T.A. leads the way in bringing honesty into the amateur game, tennis will have a tough time succeeding in a big way. The U.S.L.T.A. should either insist on complete honesty in payments to players (which is rather unrealistic) or embrace open competition. The tennis we saw at Longwood was superb because these players were pros, and pros in every game are better. Promising athletes want to be pros. Until the pro game is healthy and a kid can consider a career in pro tennis as in golf or baseball tennis will stay bush league and the best athletes will be attract-d to other sports. ing conclusion by two Boston sportswriters: "He (Tony C.) insisted that nobody except Pete iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii WILL McDONOUGH iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiii Runnels had spoken to him about what he has been doing wrong at the plate." Now after reading that, one could only assume that Manager Billy Herman had not spoken to Tony Conigliaro this year about Tony's hitting, and therefore didn't try to correct Conigliaro's hitting flaws. Now let's get Herman's side: "If he said that I have not talked to him about his hitting, or that I have not tried to help him with his hitting, it is not true," said Herman. "So far this season I would estimate that I have Also Gains Junior Berth in Second Tourney Quincy Boy Wins Globe Golf By TOM FITZGERALD Tom Cavicchi, a scholarly-looking 15-year-old from the Furnace Brook club, carried out a hectic but rewarding program on a couple of golf courses Monday. In the morning, the son of Quincy Police Lt Roy Cavicchi whizzed around South Shore C.C. in Hingham for a quick but impressive performance of 74. Tom just about had time to note that his score tied him t the top of the 14-15 standing of The Globe Boys 'Golf tourney with the earlier-finishing Randy Gallo of Plymouth. Then he bolted down his lunch and hustled down Rte. 3A to Cohasset C.C. At Cohasset, Cavicchi qualified for the main flight of the South Shore Junior Championship with a 78. He signed that card, and jumped into Globe man Kevin Walsh's car for a return trip to South Shore and a sudden death playoff for the championship trophy against Gallo. The overtime was a quick affair, with Cavicchi executing a delicate eight-iron chip close by the cup for a par four, while Gallo had a five despite a good rescue operation from a tangled lie of tall grass and brush far beyond the green. A T x vtf; -V, . . . -4v ,, W": if- k X i The playoff, first in the four years of the Globe tournament, provided a dramatic conclusion to a lively program in which 149 boys competed in two divisions on a surprisingly sparkling day following the week-end cloudbursts and dire forecasts. Co-leaders Cavicchi and Gallo were only one shot off the tournament record of 73 made a year ago by Wayne Blanchard of Reservation. Blanchard, who earned considerable popularity by going to the third round of the recent State Amateur, couldn't approach his '64 standard. Bedeviled by short gama deficiencies over the first nine, Wayne landed in a four-way tie for fourth place with 41-3778. The third position was clinched by Jack Hassett of Lowell's Mt. Pleasant club who went one under par for his last seven holes in a 40-3676 round. Cavicchi, a junior at Archbishop Williams High and No. Two man on the school's golf team, got an early lift with a 90-foot chip into the cup for a deuce on the second hole. Tom wheeled in a 20-footer for another two on the 11th and i 10-footer for a birdie three on tht 13th. His big trouble spot was the par-four sixth where he took a six after a hooked drive and a second which hit a tree. Gallo played with rare steadiness although he could not negotiate a birdie. Randy, a 15-year-old all-around athlete at Silver Lake Regional High, had 14 pars and four bogeys. In the playoff, Gallo pulled nis tee shot and a knob in front of the ball forced him to punch a nine iron on his next shot. A right to left breeze helped carry this into his bad lie well past and below the green. GLOBE GOLF Page 19 talked to Tony Conigliaro on at least 15 occasions, and perhaps as many as 20 times, about his hitting and other things. "At one stretch the time the fans at Fenway were riding him a bit I talked to him five straight days. "Last Wednesday, the day after the All-Star game, we had practice and I called him in off the field. We sat in the dugout together and I talked to him about Willie Mays hitting against Sam McDowell in the game. "When Mays had a 3 and 2 count he shortened up on the bat and protected the plate against striking out. This is what I have been after Tony all year to do. So I was trying to use the Mays example to illustrate my point that even the best protect the plate with two strikes." So now that the question is answered we obviously have one conclusion to draw. Tony Conigliaro must think Billy Herman is Pete Runnels. No wonder he's going bad. He's been talking to the wrong guy all year. Silent Sam Mele seldom gets excited. But when he does, Sam makes it good. His first big league encounter with overexuber-ance came as a wrestling opponent of Ted Williams on the Red Sox. Ted and Sam were going at it playfully on a train to Philly in '43 when Sam bear-hugged Williams from behind, and cracked two of Ted's ribs. McDONOUGn Page 18 Rock Mututls THE CHAMPIONS-Globe'i Tom Fitzgerald con-pratulates winners of Globe boys' golf tournament at South Shore C.C, left, Tom Cavicchi, 15, of Quincy, enior class victor, and David Brussard, 13, cf Melrose, junior class titlist. (Photo by Bob Dean) 12 7 Races 1-23-57 Races 7 Races Three Rares Fire Races Seven Races $178, S1R0.00 I279.R0 $12MQ tl77.60 1279.80 o Why does Imperial continue to be one of the world's O leading whiskies? Because knowledgeable people have a taste for Hiram Walker quality! if - JbZY r-f r; -Si -ur. - ' . a. Lb IMPER:, I IMPERIAL HIRAM WALKER mm mom u mor m straight wm . ?ox tm nmui vims . tm i scu uH now, iu. i j !

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