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·_Th0 Progress-Index, Tuesday, April 11, 1.961 irrs JACK FULP, Sports Editor JOE BURLAS, Associate Cold Weather Baseball By JACK FULP There has been much written about the weather as related to the high school baseball season, and the corresponding need for a summer baseball program in this area, and the s e a s o n to date has gone far toward proving the point. Practically the entire season so far has been played in cold, clamp weather, with always a threat of rain and even snow. One of Petersburg High's games was played on a day in which some snow fell. Surprising as it may seem, more boys arc playing high school baseball t h a n ever before, and the opportunities for getting an actual material return certainty is at a record peak. I n spite of this, almost the entire program is played in weather which fails to allow for the better product. A summer night schedule would provide so many advantages for the boys of high school age. Such a great emphasis is placed on programs for boys 12 and under, and there is some play slightly beyond that age. but those who are a't or near the end Ful of the high school career have very few opportunities to take part in summer baseball. Despite the cold weather this spring, the calibre of play generally has been high. As an example, Petersburg has played two 2-1 games, and one which ended 1-0. In contrast to many high school games, the f i e l d i n g and pitching have been top grade, and there have been few free-scoring games in the area. * * * * Long on All Round List As for that long list of all round athletes in the area, another name has been added. He is Bill Long, a top performer in football, basketball and baseball at Prince George High School. Long, although missing four games last fall bc- of an early season injury, was voted the top defensive back for the Royals. He also was one of the iron men who carried the Royals to the state basket- b a l l championship, being in the starting lineup in every game. He was described by coach Don McCool as "one of the greatest" in the back-court press which M-as used so effectively by the Royals in their march to the title. Now Long has moved to the baseball diamond, and he demonstrated his ability as a batsman with a 380-foot homer in the Royals' opening game with St. Christopher's last Friday. He is a catcher. * * * * Deep Run Hunt Thrilling Affair We had a very interesting and entertaining afternoon Saturds}-, taking in the Deep Run Hunt race for the first time. Knowing exactly nothing about what to .expect-,'-the entire afternoon was a thrilling one, welJ worth the time spent there. It is a colorful scene, with the bright colors of the h u n t , and the old English atmosphere as the red coated "huntsmen" rode around the area keeping an eye on things. I t is a festive a f f a i r , with many of those in. attendance making a picnic of it, and the five race card provided plenty of thrills. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Gary 'layer, a sprite-like golf Midas rom South .Africa, today had welled his 1961 gold strike to $45,000 by becoming 'the first for- ign-born Masters champion since he meet started in 1934. Whether Player, 25, beat de- ending champion Arnold Palmer by a stroke, or Palmer beat himself in Monday's closing round at Augusta National was conjectural. Amateur Charlie Coe also made a hot bid and tied Palmer for second. Player watched on clubhouse TV, first in agony and then in vife-kissing glee, as Palmer blew he $20,000 top prize and an unprecedented second straight vic- Staff Photo RUB YOUR HANDS TOGETHER--Pitcher Chuck Stobbs (left) tells coach Clyde McCullough to rub his hands together if he wants to get warm. Stobbs and McCullough, both Norfolk residents, were in Richmond Sunday with the Minnesota Twins for an exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles. The cold weather hampered the major league battle as the Twins took a 7-2 decision. Masters Win Makes t $45,000 .ory with a horrible double bogey on the last hole. Player finished 30 minutes ahead of Palmer with a closing 34-40--74 for an 8-under-par 280. That was when Palmer seemed roaring to one of his patented ex- Tulso Tops Vees by 4-1 The Richmond Virginians lost to Tulsa, 4-1, is an exhibition game at Fort Lauderdale yesterday, but lefthander Hall Stowe turned in an impressive six-inning shutout stint as the starting pitcher. The young lefthander gave only two hits before veteran Bob Walz came on for the final three frames and gave up all of the Tulsa runs. Walz was touched for seven hits and four earned runs in his three inning effort. However, the Vees could do nothing with three Tulsa hurlers after getting one run in the first inning. Two of the Tulsa hit; and one of the runs batted in were produced by Von McDaniel. the 'ormer St. Louis Cardinal rookie mound flash who because 'of arm trouble is trying a comeback as an outfielder. One of the Vees' many left- handers. Bill Short, is expected to get the starting assignment against the Red Wings in the season's opener. He turned in a fine job in an intra-sqiiad game yes- :erday morning at the training site. The Vees did some cutting yesterday, and among those s e n t away was veteran lefthander Bob Wiesler, who was sold to Syracuse. He has been with the Vees since 1957. Two rookies, outfielder Dick Beradino and pitcher Len Fergunson, went to Amarillo in the Texas League, and pitcher Don Thompson goes to the Tidewater Tides of the Sally League. TITUS A Pl.iyer, P'«. AH I! Damaska. 2b fi 1 Kosaii-o. Hi -I O Clemens, cf -t 3 ,c\viV if! .'..'. "i n ·Cuhlman. c ·* It n i r k r t t . = . c. - . . Srlnvitner. .'ll. Moomfirld, .s?. "nnnk. p . . . . f 1 r r r i n e . . . . i'oth. p, . . . " . I r l n t . v r r . p. . . T o t a l ? -U Hrt.vrr, ru*. Havidson A s H r o . ~ 2 h . Msoni. cf. jock, cf. ^pja. Ib. . rnciuk, th. Risicy, :ih. _;irr. If. .. Yiiullc. c. Stowe. p. . \Val7. p. . . bTrcFh ... To'.ils . . plosive finishes when he closed as last yeai birdie-birdie tc capture his second Masters title with 282. Palmer seemingly had the tourney sewed up when Playei bogeyed the 69th hole to fall one stroke behind the defending cham aion, who then was 9-under par hrough the 67th. But Palmer--after an openinp :iine of 34 and eight straight pars iiit his Waterloo at the 18th. His second shot was trapped. His bur"al shot came with a 7-iron which went over the green. Palmer's fourth shot went 15 feel past the pin. He missed the long putt back. Palmer naturally was unhappy after his sad finish. "I thought 6s only happened to other people," he said after his tragic double-bogey on the 72nd hole. GARY PLAYER New Masters Champ Player "I never felt I was going to do anything else other than win the tournament," Palmer continued. "I played the back nine too fast. Once ahead, I kinda forgot there's more to it than getting ahead. You've got to finish on top." Coe, 38, an- oil broker who won the U.S. Amateur in 1949 and 1958, very nearly became the first amateur to win the Masters. He had the two best closing rounds, 69-69, and missed an eagle putt on the 69th hole by inches. "I played the best golf of my career," said Coe. "I'm simply surprised that I closed as well as I did." Palmer collected $12,000 for his second-place finish, keeping him second behind Player in the 1961 money-winning race at $34,792. Tied at fourth'with $7,000 each were Tommy Bolt, who had the best final round score of 68, and Don January at 285. Paul Harney took sixth prize money of $4,800 with 286. Amateur Jack Nicklaus and pros Bill Collins, Jack Burke and Bill Casper were knotted at 287. Baseball Season Opens On All Biq Time Fronts i lii 0 n o i n o o n n n o o n n (By The A s s o c i a t e d Tress) The 1961 major league baseball season opens today on all fronts following Monday's sneak preview in the nation's capital where the Chicngo White Sox clowned the Washington Senators 4-3. Weather permitting, all eight National League teams and the rest of the 10-chib American League circuit, after a month of preliminaries, begin their .long battle for championship honors. In the National League. St. Louis opens at Milwaukee. Chicago at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh at San Francisco and Philadelphia at Los Angeles. All are daylight affairs except in Los Angeles, which plays nearly all its games at night. In the American. Minnesota is at New York, Los Angeles at Baltimore. Kansas City at Boston and Cleveland at Detroit. Chicago and Washington have a day off. More than the usual problems confront the majors this year because of the American League's bold expansion from eight to 10 clubs. The National, committed to add New York and Houston next year, undoubtedly will be awaiting developments, along with millions of fans throughout the country. Tn the meantime, numerous other questions await answers. Here are some of them: 1. Will the New York Yankees US i iSincrlrd for F a u n k i n T i h . ;Siiic!o'l for \Val7. in !'ih. cFllprl out tor P l r l l i n n in O t h . Scoro by i n n i n g s : Tl Tulsa . . . . 000 (ion 211--11 R i c h m o n d i n n ooo ooo--o E: K u h l m n n . T.inz. I O - A : Tuls;i, 27-9; Richmond. 27-1"). DP: I . i n z . Asaro and Leja: Belli no. AMII-O aiul Jachik. LOB:: Tulsa. 3: R i c l i m o n r l . St. 2B: Asaro and C l e m e n s , mi: ' nnd Cnrr. SR: Lock. S: lilcketts. SF: nioomfield. P l t r h r r II' H Fl rr 11 so Fanok \V) fi 2 1 1 3 n Totli - I n n - 1 .Mrlnivrp 1 2 0 n n ri (i 2 " 'i :i 2 Fight Results S A N F R A N C I S C O : K r l r l i e M a r h r - n . I H l ' a , P n r t t a n r l . Orr.. o u i p o i m c d M i k e UcJohn. 216, S y r a c u s e . X. Y., 10. C H I C A G O : A l l e n T h o m a s , I H 3 , CM- r a « o , o u t p o i n t e d Bobby Stininato, 171. C l e v e l a n d . S. PIIILADKLPI-IIA: jimmy Soo. 1-12, P h i l a d e l p h i a , ompoimed Tony Christy, 1-SO. P i i t s h u r c h . s. N'K\V Y O R K : Jose S t a b l e , 113,. | C u b a , o u t p o i n t e d B i l l y C o l l i n s , 1-U,! ·ofi be as successful under their new'Cisco's manager. Ralph Rouk. as they were under Casey Stengel 0 2. Are the Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie phcnoms -- Willie Davis, Charlie Smith, Ron Pcrranoski. Doug Camilli--really t h a t good? 3. Have the Baltimore kids really grown up? 4. Can Frank Boiling and Roy McMillan offset Milwaukee's loss of outfielder Bill Bruton and pitchers Joey Jay and Juan Pizarro? 5. Are the Chicago White Sox too old? 6. Can Dick Groat, last year's batting champion, most valuable player and Pittsburgh's inspirational leader, lead the Pirates to another flag? 7. Will Johnny Antonelli find himself in Cleveland? 8. Will Alvin Dark, San Fran- new manager, restore teamwork among the Giants? 9. Can new manager Bob Scheffing shake the Detroit Tigers out of their lethargy? 10. Should Stan Musial, after 20 glorious seasons with the St. Lou is Cardinals, have retired? 11. How much will the Boston Red Sox miss Ted Williams? . 12. How will the Chicago Cubs no-manager idea work out? 13. How much elastic is left in the rubber arms of ace relic pitchers Lindy McDaniel. Elro Face, Gerry Staley. Mike Forni eles and Hoyt Wilhelm? 14. Will Cleveland's explosive center field star, Jimmy Piersall settle down? 15. Will veteran pitchers War ren Spahn of Milwaukee and Ear ly Wynn of Chicago reach their 300-victory goal this year? Errors, Not Donovan, Reason for Nafs' Loss WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox now have seen Dick Donovan in enemy costume, and what they've seen they haven't liked. Donovan, shuffled off from Chicago in the American League's expansion d r a f t , was the losing pitcher as his Washington Senators dropped a 4-3 opening game to the White Sox Monday. But it was no fault of Donovan's that President Kennedy and 26,725 paying patrons attended a defeat in the new Senators' major league debut. It was rather the fault of extravagant hospitality on the part of Washingon's lates American D e t r o i t . 10. ; League entry. The Senators com- 1 1 U'i 1 : S ( l l ^ ^ ^ · . l.'in piiT-.i T V c v n l t . T i m r -- 2:01. m! Triangular Meet Set at PG Wed. A triangular track meet involv- ving Prince George, Southampton and Emporia, is scheduled for the Prince George track tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. The Royals were edged out by a narrow margin by Thomas Dale in their only start of the season. Both Prince George and Southampton arc in District 1, nnd Em- noria is in District 3. Wave, Prince George Meet This Aiternoon Petersburg, with a 2-2 record. I Jefferson at Hopewcll. Game time but with only a total of four mils · is 4 o'clock. given up in the four games, will | Tho Blue Devils have a 1-2 rec- mcct Prince George this after-;,,,-,; j n district play, i d e n t i c a l tn noon iit 4 o'clock at Prince ! that of Teejay. Control seems tn George. j have been the major problem for O u t s t a n d i n g pitching has been ; (he Blue Devils, and conquering of tile feature of the Wave's per-i this problem would go far to- formance this year, with two shut-; ward making the difference in the milled'four errors. Three -- two on one play by first baseman Dale Long -- con tributed to the unearned runs bv which Chicago squared matterj in the seventh and clinched the game in the eighth. Donovan allowed only six hits The 33-year-old right-hander, who was omitted from Chicago's starting rotation last year, has seldom been more effective. "If he's going to pitch that way I wish we had him back," said Sox Manager Al Lopez. Roy Sievers was Chicago's hero smashing a home run into the center field bleachers and batting in the winning run with a sacrifice fly to deep center. Frank Baumann. who follower starter Early Wynn and Rus? Kcmmerer, received the victory Wynn, the well seasoned vet eran, lasted only two innings -the innings in which the Senators scored all their runs. rrogrcss-liulcx S t a f f Photo LAST BARRIER--Prince George's Jake Adams clears the last hurdle well ahead oi the rest of the field as he is on his way to a new school record in the low hurdles. Adams won-the eyent in 21.4 breaking Mike King's 1960 record oi 23.6. Adams also set a new high hurdles mark for the Royals as Prince George dropped a 57 Vz- 54 Vz decision to Thomas Dale yesterday. Progress-Index S t a f f Photo SPEEDSTER SPENCER--Thomas Dale's Doug Spencer shows winning form in the 100 against Prince George. Spencer hasn't been beaten in the 100 or 220 this year. He won the 100 yeserday in 10.6 against the Royals. Co/on/a/, Wave Trade Teams to See Action Knights Edge PG Thinclads On Final Event Adms, Brockwell Break Royal School Records In Firs^ 1961 Outing By JOE BURLAS The Thomas Dale thinclads dropping out of their class in a meet w i t h Group II Prince George yesterday were down 21 points in the field events but came back strong In the running events to edge the surprising Royals, 57 1-2 - 54 1-2, in the final event of the day at the new Prince George track. Trailing 54 1-2 - 52 1-2, the Knights won the 880 relay and carried home their first victory of the season. Three Prince George records fell as the Royal thinclads put forth an inspired effort against the Group 1 Knights. Jake Adams, high scorer for the meet with 19 points, broke both the high and low hurdles marks while Al Brockwell broke his own record in the pole vault. Adams, a transfer student, shaved 1.7 seconds off the 17.1 high hurdles record set by Richard Tarr last year. Adams also broke Mike King's 1960 low hurdles mark with a 21.4 time as compared to King's record of 23.6. Brockwell, who set the pole vault record of 10' 2" in 1959, bettered his own mark with a 10' 8" jump yesterday. Robbie Elliott, the Royal's co- cantain, contributed 10 points in a losing e f f o r t with a f i r s t . in the discus, a second in the shot putt, and thirds in the 100 and 440. Gibbon Sloan and Doug S|xn- ccr paced the Knishls' rebound in the running events. Sloan took first in the 440. seconds in the 100 and 220. and third in fhc shot putt. Spencer.' who hasn't been beaten this year, won the 100 and 220 dashes. Other Knielils contrihling first place finishes were John Parlow in Ihc shot pull. Ned Hopkins in the mile run. and Lin Johnson in the 800. Thomas Dale took seven firsts against six for Prince GeorL'e Adams accounted for three of (lie Royals' firsts and tied for another. He won the high and low hurdles and the broad jump while tying with teammate Johnny Palmer for first in the high jump. The Knights now have a M record for the year. The Royals, making the initial start of the season yesterday, arc 0-1. Wednesday Thomas Hale come? to Petersburg for a Central District meet with the Wave thinclads _ i a t Cameron Field while Prince George plays host tn Group II. District 1 foes Southampton and Emporia ip a three-way battle. ( r r i 111: · u i M n i . t n r l');ili-l'ri!icc i'tn of lltl I'.n 1-iw in;., a. . The Colonial Heights Colonials will open their track season tomorrow afternoon in a District 2 meet at Varina, and Petersburg's Crimson Wave will get its horn". season started in a dual affair with Thomas Dale. The Petersburg team finished second to St. Christopher's and well ahead of Highland Springs in a triangular meet at St. Christopher's last week, and coach Stan Brown liked what he saw in the performance of some of the younger boys on the team. Ronnie Skclton topped anything he had previously done in the pole vault, and broke the school record in the discus. A youngster who was quite impressive in the opening meet was Ronnie Thack- ston. \vlin won the 440 and £ul a second in thr- 220. The Wave's relay Icam of Do- bcrl Vaughnn. Tommy Jones. Bennie K i r k l a n d and Gene H a t h away came through in fine style, and Hathaway also has shown a lot of promise as a miler. The Wave didn't do too well in the dashes, and in the Thomas Dale meet will be going up against a fine 100 and 220 man in Doug Spencer, one of the few left who is doubling up in both baseball and track. Spencer won ;\. 'i':i]inVi both of these events in with George \Vythc and George. Colonial Heights this year is breaking into a full scale track I [It'll Ulll-rllo-:--1. Arl.,nt.- I.i-onarrl .MrAdiiin- T I . T;irr (IT,). 1." 1 i n " v v rri-orr!. M l l r - - ] . »r| H n p k l T m n i n v I t.'ivrNnn ' T i n C ' i i t i . i n i s s i PC! i. "·.I". ·I tn - i sin.-in i'l ] ) i ·r (Til'. r ; i . i n I". I T " ' . :t. "!·., I v O i ' I ! ) m e e t s , , , , ,, . Mik Prince ! -j ( C o n t i n u e d On Page 7) - - 1 A'i;.!i:; TO' ?. ( ' , ' . . 1 . M r A r l . r u * T ; I u n l . - oM r.'.'r.vl: ^" ·,. U 2 ( » -- I . Spi'n.-i-r c r n . 2. Slo n ( T l ) ' . .''. .loliu S r a i n . i n U ' G 1 . 2" d K ' O -- 1. .lohn.son i ' [ ' I ) i . 2. M n ' i .· d ' f i i . n. ivinni-v fvi;,ni irG). ':.2'..\. hSO Rol;iy -- 'l'lu]n;i^ Onl*. 1.47.P. DODGE WAGONS CARRY Local Boxers Post Two Wins Three Petersburg boxers participated in the all-^tar c a r d nK-iinsl the Roanoke Police Athletic Club Saturday night in Roa- nokc. In Ihc 150-lb class, Wayne Col- lolt took a split decision from Marty R a t c l i f f of the Roanoke club. Moneymaker. Petersburg's ranking lightweight, won n unnmious decision over Nick ('Golden Hoy) Nichols of the Roa- noko Club in one of the top up- sels'of the evening. Frhnk's brother, Roy. boxing in the middleweight class, lost a spill' 1 decision to Ray Brubcck of llio ])ionnokc Club. Brubcck has chalked up 11 straight victories. S/iormon and Sanders Big Reasons Celtics Favored outs already on the books. Howard Jones and Ollie Jarvis combined on one against Midway, and Richard Ramsey pitched one against Thomas Jefferson. Tommy Kidd and Dougie Traylor have been the key men in the attack. Kidd, who hit a homer in the 12-0 win over Midway, scored the only one against Manchester, and drove home the marker in the 1-0 win over Teejay. i Traylor homered for the only win j at B r u n s w i c k , and drove K i d d ! across at Manchester. j Hope-well is booked for a Con-' tral District game w i t h Thomas' .success of the team's season. Colonial Heights goes to Goochland for a District 2 meeting. The Colonials have a 1-1 record in district play, and 2-1 overall. Thomas Dale's baseball team isn't scheduled for action today, but will go to Hermitage for a meeting with the highly rated Panthers tomorrow afternoon al 4 o'clock. S T A M . K V ( T l 1 I M . A V O I I S Huh Kvans. concli burn's unnttacluxt of Peters- team. said Hint (he li^iii would .schedule another bout in lalo A p r i l , l i e Mini lluil thon- wore some vacnn- BOSTON f AP) - Rill Sharman, nearing the end of a remarkable career, and rookie Tom Sanders are two important reasons Boston is favored to win the National Baskethal! Association playoffs tonight. Seeking their fourth title in five years, the Celtics meet the always dangerous St. Louis Hawks al Boston Garden just one victory' away from their goal. Boston leads the bcst-of-sevcn final series 3-5. "Sharman is having his greatest all-around playoff series since he's been in the NBA i l l years)." said Coach Red Auerbach after .Sunday's l l i l - J M triumph at St. l.ouis. His defensive play lias been the ever, c u r r e n t l y holding Ihe cios on i\w leum lor any nmntcur j most dangerous Hawks' backcourt in the Tri-City urea t h a t : m a n . rockic Lenny Wilkens, four to tight ns part of the!points Mow the latter's season I average. 'J"hc most accurate foul shooter in prolcssiona! annals also is shaking loose for his patented jumpers and one handed sets. Ignored by the other NBA clubs and faced with the improbable task of even occupying bench space on a championship squad, Satch Sanders from New York University "has come into his own when we need him the most" says Auerbach. Sanders hasn't been able to stop 1 St. Louis' Bob Pcttit or Syracuse's Dolph Schayes cold but he has kept them busy. "Being asked to guard men like Pettit has clone the most to; help my confidence," admits San-' dcrs whose 22 points ruined the j Hav ks Sunday. "This gang ol mine won't q « i t , " j warned Hawks' Coach Paul Seymour. 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A (juaran- Iwd 52.50 retail value. Get ona absolutely fros simply by taking a rid* In t Dodge car or truck at any Dodge Dealer displaying lha big "Qoldan Key" banner. Offer expires midnight, April 30, 1961. SEE THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN KEYS -YOUR DEPENDABLE DODGE DEALER TED CURRY MOTOR COMPANY 19 N. Union Sh, Petersburg, Va. D. L. 291

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