Redlands Daily Facts 8 -Tuesday, Jan. 21; 1964 Pistons defeat Lakers 118-107 By United Press International Detroit Coach Charley Wolf said young Reggie Harding may be the big man his team has been searching for after the debut performance of the seven-foot center Monday night in the Pistons' 118-107 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers. The 21-year-old Harding, who did not attend college, worked out with the Pistons only 45 minutes before getting his feet wet in National Basketball Association play. Still he managed to contribute nine points in the Detroit win at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Pin-point jump shooting by guard Don Ohl and fine backboard work by forward Bailey Howell were the key reasons for the last-place Pistons' surprising upset over the Lakers. Ohl had little trouble in hitting the target in the second half, scoring 20 points during that time and finishing the Same with 27. He was second in scoring to Howell who had 35. Tying for scoring honors for the Lakers were Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. Both had 26. All other teams in the NBA were idle Monday night. Mission Pony league given added territory The Mission-Victoria Pony League has been granted additional territory by the Pony League Area Director, Eugene V. Biddinger. This will offer all boys 13 and 14 years of age in this territory and east of this territory a chance to play sanctioned baseball. The Mission-Victoria Pony League has a well lighted Held located on the grounds of the Victoria School. Victoria School is 3 blocks north of the Redlands Freeway on Richardson street. The street west of the Tri-City Theatre. The league intends to cooperate with the city of Redlands. Boy's Baseball in making more opportunities and facilities available in this area. Plans at the present call for a six team league, or 90 boys. Local business and residents have contributed time and money to assure the success of the project that provides many enjoyable hours to the boys and patrons. It is the intent of the league to make it possible for all boys in the area to enjoy playing baseball under a well directed) program. ' J Joseph Dieringer, league President, has asked all interested parents and boys to watch the papers for the announcement of the next meeting the later part of January. Then the league officials will meet with all interested people to explain the program for the coming season. This meeting will also give everyone a chance to get acquainted and managers and coaches will be assigned to the various teams. SLALOM STAR—Austrian skier Gerhard Nenning is one of the world's best slalom racers and a top contestant for high honors at the Winter Olympics starting at Innsbruck Jan. 2P And more's the pity Purists take over, no nicknames for athletes National league announces its 1964 schedule CINCINNATI (UPD—The National League announced its official 1964 schedule today and the biggest features were later starting and closing dates from last year. This year's opener at Cincinnati between the Houston Colts and the Reds is scheduled for April 13 in comparison with last year's April 8 opening. And the schedule will be closed on Oct. 4 instead of Oct. 1. A record total of 438 night games. 19 more than last year, are on tap for the National League clubs, all of whom swing into action on April 14. one day after the Colts-Reds opener. On April 14, New York will be at Philadelphia and St. Lou is will be at Los Angeles in night games and Milwaukee will be at San Francisco and the Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh j in day games. | Then on April 16, in a secon-j dary opener, Milwaukee is at Houston for a night game, while on April 17, Pittsburgh is at New York and Philadelphia! at Chicago. Houston has scheduled the most night games, 77, an increase over the 69 they played last year. The world champion Dodgers are slated to play 59 night games, the Phillies, 56. the Reds, 55, the Cardinals, 51, the Pirates, 48, the Braves, 38. the Mets, 29, and the Giants, 25. As is their custom, the Cubs will play all their home games during the daytime. The Mets have scheduled 10 doubleheaders, more than any other club in the league, with the Cubs and Reds scheduled for eight apiece. The Phillies and Pirates will play seven each; the Braves and Cardinals five apiece; the Dodgers and Giants four each, and the Colts two. The All-Star game will be played on Tuesday, July 7, in Shea Stadium, the new home of the Mets in Flushing Meadow, Long Island. HONOR GUARDS Fugitive -From The Hawk Hazzard puts Go-Go-Go in top-rated Bruin cagers Lakers seeking forward to back up Elgin Baylor LOS ANGELES (UPD —The Los Angeles Lakers have been trying to trade for a forward to "back up Elgin Baylor," but coach Fred Schaus doubts that the teams will be able to before the Feb. 1 National Basketball Association trading deadline. "We've been trying to make that trade all season," Schaus told the Southern California Basketball Writers meeting Monday. Schaus explained that none of three clubs the Lakers have talked with wish to help a contending club such as the Lakers. Chet Walker of the Philadelphia 76ers was apparently the man the Lakers wanted most. Baylor, an all-star player who was the second highest NBA scorer last season, has been troubled with injuries and a heavy cold once this season. The writers at the luncheon named Ken Renaud of Los Angeles State as "player of the week." Diablo coach Bill Sharman said his team "played their best basketball of the season" in sweeping two games from Pepperdine last weekend. UCLA coach John Wooden, commenting on the upcoming final exams break, said, "sometimes the break hurts you and other times you play just as well as you had been playing." "The top - ranked Bruins resume their schedule Jan. 31. By MURRAY OLDERMAN inow in the pro ranks. LOS ANGELES — (NEA) —| And a pro is what Walt wants Walt Hazzard, the chcrub-facedito be after he finishes school PITTSBURGH (UPD — The purists are having their day in sports and their influence has extended to the appellations of players. And more's the pity. The proper given names of athletes appear in print these days and it's enough to make diehards yearn for the time when a nickname described a man's U.R. relay team third in LA. meet With quartermiler Jack Van. derknyff running a 50.9 anchor lap the University of Red lands mile relay team finished in third place in the College division of the Los Angeles In door track meet. Long Beach State won the event in 3:24.7, Los Angeles State was second in 3:26 and Redlands was clocked in 3:30.9. Elliot Mason started the Bulldog quartet with a :52 lap followed by Gary Cummins :55.1 and Barry Pulliam's :52.9. Redlands placed fifth in the two mile relay with Long Beach State winning in 7:55. Individual times for the Bulldogs were: Paul Moore, 2:08.1, Dennis Kennedy 2:03.4, Steve Wyper 2:01.9 and Gary Larson 2:90. prowess. Time was when sobriquets conjured up images of scowling, rambunctious athletes Rookies in professional football quivered at the likes of "Bull dog" Turner, "Tuffy" Lecmans and "Bruiser" Kinnard. It would have been a loss to sports journalism had the famed New York Giant manag er had been referred to only as John Joseph McGraw. But it was "Muggsy" who baited umpires, invited carping opponents under the stands or heaped scorn upon a player who committed a boner. Tagged As Iron Man Joe McGinnity, who asked to pitch virtually every day—and did — was "The Iron Man." Sheer shortstop skill won Dave Bancroft the tag "Beauty." But the "Beast" was Jimmy Foxx. a do-all player who committed mayhem at the plate. There were imposing names to be sure. But it wasn't long before these nomenclatures un derwent surgery. Abraham Lincoln Bartley of old Chicago Cubs was dubbed "Sweet Breads." Charles Busted Baldwin of Detroit soon became accus tomed to "Lady." Wellington Hunt Baldwin is a name that invites derision and he readily accepted "Wimpy." George Longfellow Winter settled for "Sassafras." Spurgeon Ferdinand Chandler is fine for a British diplomat but it was "Spud" to his Yankee teammetes. Musty records failed to explain antonyms in the O'Rourkes. James Henry O'Rourke of the old Giants was the "Orator" but Timothy Patrick O'Rourke of St. Louis was "The Voiceless." Known as Dtaeon Mannerly deportment and in terest in church activities identified William McKechnie as The Deacon." A similar appellation applied to Everett Scott. Nearly 80 Smiths played major league baseball not excluding one who began life as Guiseppe Perilo. Yet curiously, no one ever thought of a nickname for Christian Wilhelm von de Ahe, a native German who managed St. Louis in 1884. Harold apparently didn't catch the fancy of fans. That's why Traynor was known as "Pie"; Reiser as "Pistol Pete"; and Shumacher as "Prince Hall." Does anybody know why Rus sell Aubery Blackburne of the White Sox was known as Lena?" Oranges win in Y.M. league Redlands YMCA Citrus League basketball saw the Oranges led by redhot Jim Stan- fil roll to a juicy 49-35 victory over the Grapefruits in the first game of the evening. The second contest saw John Walling scoring 49 points in a losing cause. The Lemons came out on top 122 to 89 for the Tangerines. Games are played every Thursday night at the Redlands YMCA. 40 Oranges 16 Stanfil 5 Geissinger 10 Eselin n Milliman 3 Tilson n "ifford 5 Preston 89 Tangerines 19 Walling 2 Stevens 6 Picardy SStanfOl 14 Doulas 10 Andrews OUR ANCESTORS "by Quincy "When I'm not hunting with it I take the stock off and blow jazzl" leader of the nation's No. 1 col lege basketball team, is an emigre from the playground courts of west Philadelphia who went much farther west to escape the Hawk. "The Hawk," said the UCLA guard, "he got in bed with us when it was eight below in Kansas City." "G'wan, Walt," said Jack Hirsch, the Uclan forward, after the Bruins had just won their 13th straight game. "They don't know who the Hawk is." Turns out the elusive bird is Walt's bob way of saying cold weather. "Man, I like that sun&ine, explained Hazzard about his withdrawal to the Pacific coast after guiding Overbrook High, the same school that produced Wilt Chamberlain, to two straight city championships. He was pursued avidly by Temple and St. Joseph's and Penn. Ironically, UCLA was the only place he couldn't get into, but a year in the convenient junior college mills of the West Series — Dick Watson, Bill Ear-itook care of that. He actually hart 561. [went to UCLA at the urging of At Empire Bowl: 800 Handicap High Game — Fred Harrison 230, Series — Buck Clack 579. 200 Club — Joe Perry 224. Dick Marchese 211, Don Hudec 216, Ted Bender 202, Frank Ja cinlo 210, Fred Harrison 230, 230, Jack Harriman 200, Buck Clack 222. Standings: Jacinto and Son 7- American Furniture 6i=-H=, Carini and Marchese 6-2, Cali mesa Phar. 4-4, Hermans Furni hire 4-4, Cookson and Co. 3-5 Walts Carpet Service 3-5, Redlands Sanitation 3-5. Gutter Tramps 2-6, United Citrus H= m. Empire High Game — Ted Klenke^22, Grapefruits 35 Paxton 15 Reese Solis Yingst Doulas Owens 9 Lemons 122 Cooley 24 Ciano Miles Griff en Ogle Angels receive contracts LOS ANGELES (UPI) —The Los Angeles Angels announced today they had received the signed contracts of first basemen Charlie Dees and rookie Charlie Vinson, a first - year player. The two contracts brought to nine the number of players signed by the Angels, general manager Fred Haney reported. Dees was expected to alternate at first base with Joe Adcock, acquired from the Cleveland Indians in the Leon Wagner trade. over 6-7 in this room." 'He makes us go," admitted coach John Wooden. The Bruins bopped such teams as Kansas State and Kan sas, Illinois and Michigan to stay the only undefeated team this year. That's why he is sensitive about his height, which is listed as 6-2. I'm 6-2'i," he drew himself up. "Am I nursing those inches? You got to, man." Hazzard will make All-American this year because he's a fleshy playmaker in the style of Guy Rodgers, an old buddy from the Tustin, Kingscssing and Sherwood outdoor courts where the neighborhood kids sharpened the skills that have made Philadelphia the top producer of great basketball talent. From them have also come j sleep out there again. Chamberlain, Wayne High-; He's not asleep at the switch, tower, Hal Lear—all pros now j though. He's within range of the —and Wally Jones of Villanova.|alI-time Bruin scoring record, He's an anomaly to West i surpassing Naulls' career total, Coast basketball, where cvery-|with a feathery shooting touch body stands around until some- 1 and springy legs that carry one makes up his mind to | him over defenders for short Chamberlain on top in NBA scoring race NEW YORK (UPI)-The National Basketball Association scoring leaders are the same- Wilt Chamberlain on top and Oscar Robertson second — but there are some new additions to the top ten this week. Statistics released by the in the country the first half ofllcague office today showed that the season. Cliff Hagan of the St. Louis The one deficiency in Haz-|Hawks has moved into ninth zard's repertoire, serious enough to make the pros wonder about him, is defense. "I got a mental block," said Walt. "I'm sensitive about it, too. This year I concentrated and started out real good. But then 1 found myself going to jump shots. He's even better feeding to Gail Goodrich, his 6-1 guard partner in a combo that has been called the best in west shoot, because Walt is a give- and-go eastern-bred who keeps the ball moving, blocks and drives and flashes an amazing assortment of passes, some oflcoast history, them under and around his legs. I If it has taken him a little "I don't like his slowdown-to-jlonger to get recognition, with a-walk garbage," he shrugged.|out the benefit of eastern pub "It's not that the players aren't'licity, well—look how long he as good out here. We got tojhas stayed away from the place replacing Wayne Embry of Cincinnati and John Havlicek of Boston has taken the 10th spot held by New York's Len Chappell. Chamberlain leads the elite list with 1,553 points in 44 games for a 35.3 average. Robertson has 1.407 points in 47 games for a 29.9 mark. Hagan moved up with 900 points in 46 games (19.6) and Havlicek made it with 878 points in 41 games (21.4). Chamberlain also leads in two other departments — field goal percentage (.522) and rebounds (1013). Robertson leads the other two departments — free throw percentage (.861) and assists (10.4). Yanks sign two NEW YORK (UPI)—The New York Yankees Monday brought the number of players currently in the fold to five by signing veteran Bill Stafford and rookie moundsman Howie Kitt to 1964 contracts. 200 Club — Scotty Gates 201,|Willic Naulls, a Carl Redmond 205, Bill Earhart 203, John Gagliardo 200, Forrest Robinson 201. Don Hunt 200, Ted Klenke 222. Standings: Optimist One 5327, Exchange Club 47-33, YBC 43-37, Elks Club 41-39. Yucaipa Rotary 41-39, Redlands Rotary 39-41, Jaycee 38^-41Va, Evening Kiwanis 34-46, Yucaipa Kiwanis 32'/i-47Vi, Optimist Two 31-49. Empire Majors High Game and Series —Bill Nottingham 245, 653. 200 Club — Bill Nottingham 245, Bill Lutes 201, Frank Letizia 201, Doug Williamson 210, Dick Watson 203, Marion Burke 207, R. Evducik 203, Roland Ma son 203, Glenn Cooley 209, Bob Gabbert 219, Mike Hinojos 200, Don Bartolomei 203, Loe Pul- cbalski 211, Art Quintana 210, Ed Closson 200, Jerry Bullock 200, Bob Nottingham 215. Standings: Culligans 37 - 20 Skyberg Const. 34>*-22^, Ells Heating 32-25, Knights Flying A 31-26, State Farm Ins 30-27 Steakeaters Inn 28V&-2M4, Bill Youngs Service 28-29, Jet Mu sic Co. 22-35, Wallen Pontiac 21>.2-35 ^5, Burgeson's Heatin; and Air Cond. 2OV2 -36V2. Doubles Eleanor and Jerry Bullock won the mixed doubles with a 1221 series. Peggy Bossman and Pete Castro took second with 1195 followed by Fran Wells and Dale Dial with 1184. Dimes Lucille Lux with a 658 series! won the march of dimes women's division. Georgia Milner was second 654 and Peggy Tate third with 637. In the Men's class Bob Biuckhard won with a 731 series folowed by Clyde Hazelton 676 and Chuck Dundas 673. Donut Bonnie Libbey and Al Otterbeck teamed to win the Donut club doubles with a 1360 series. Lucy Koopman and Marion Burk were second with 1300 and Celeste and Don Jones were third with 1277. former Bruinimove. We don't have a manjllawk. Cyrano 3-1 AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico (UPI)—Cyrano was a solid 3-1 choice today in the Caliente future book on the Feb. 2 Santa Anita Handicap while Crimson Satan, a convincing winner last time out, became second choice. High scoring Seattle tops hockey league stats 129 minutes or more than two full games. Denver's goalie, Al Millar, incurred a $200 fine and a stern warning from the league president after losing his temper at Vancouver last Tuesday and hitting another player with his stick. Millar has played poorly since then r.nd Denver therefore has no longer looked too good for the rest of the league. Millar, who has been recalled by Toronto, departs still leading the league's net • minders with a 2.69 average. But the once invincible Denver team appears to be in deep trouble, Denver, which led by 21 points only a few days ago, now has a 13-point lead over Los Angel es. Seattle and San Francisco are deadlocked for third place, three games farther back at 42 points. Two of the league's six teams don't make the playoffs and Portland (38) and Vancouver (35) seem likely candidates to sit out the post-season competition. Even if the rest of the league By United Press International That high scoring Seattle team pretty much dominated latest Western Hockey League statistics today. The Totems had a wild time over the past week, scoring nine goals in one game and 10 in another. Guyle Fielder, the league's all-time scoring king, spent most of the week helping his teammates Bobby Barlow and Del Topoll fire the puck into the nets and thereby helped himself, also. Fielder added eight points to bis total and now has 15 goals and a league-leading 55 assists for 70 points. This puts him 13 points ahead of Denver's Lou Jankowski. Barlow scored his third hat trick of the season Sunday night and has tallied 28 goals to lead that department. Topoll grabbed 10 points in three games to rcte as player of the week and climb into ninth place among league scorers with 42 points. Seattle has another league leader in Larry Zeidel, who spent 10 minutes on the side-] cannot catch up with Denver, lines to run his penalty total to the Invaders will no longer be Baylor, West decline bid for European tour LOS ANGELES (UPD—Elgin Baylor and Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers have had to decline an invitation by the U.S. State Department to join a five- week European tour following the National Basketball Association season. Baylor, in a statement issued by his team Monday night, said he had to decline, because his wife would be expecting a baby at about that time and he would be undergoing a thorough phys ical examination for knee injuries suffered earlier this sea son. West's reason was that he didn't want to be away from home that long after playing in the nearly seven • months • long NBA season. He also has number of business commitments in the off-season. At Tri City Bowl: Monday Six High Game — D. Brazile 231, J. Granger 167, Series — H. Wickert 530, J. Granger 468. Standings: Team Five 8-4, Roys Barber Shop 8-4, Hillview Apts. 7-5, Four B's 5-7, Team Four 5-7, Jacks Bar Supplies 3-9. the automatic choice in the playoffs following their miser able showing of late. There was no action Monday night in the WHL. Tonight, it's Seattle at San Francisco and Portland at Vancouver. Pimental seeks bout with Jofre LOS ANGELES (UPD—Ban- tanweight champion Eder Jofre of Brazil was challenged today by the manager of No. 1 contender Jesus Pimental to either give up his title and boxing or defend it as required by the World Boxing Association. The demand was made by Hary Kabakoff who has developed Pimental into the top- ranking challenger for the bantamweight crown but who says he has been unable to get Jofre to meet the Mexican boxing star. "It's been nine months since Jofre last defended his title," Kabakoff points out. "The WBA regulations require a fighter to at least sign for a defense six months after putting up his title the last time." O'Hara to run in LA. meet LOS ANGELES (UPD—Tom O'Hara, slender speedster of Loyola University of Chicago, will make his first western appearance on the boards Feb. 8 in the mile run event in the fifth Los Angeles Indoor games. The redhaired collegian, considered Dyrol Burleson's greatest threat as the top U.S. miler, has his sights set on performing in the Tokyo Olympic games. Moore waxes poetic over Cassius By OSCAR FRALEY MIAMI (UPD—Archie Moore, the old mogoose who once wTote in hem-stitching on other people's faces, today tried his pen as a poetic prophet without once shaking Walt Whitman or even Cassius Clay. Clay is, of course, the bombastic young feller out of Louisville who will entangle with Charles (Sonny) Liston at Miami Beach on Feb. 25 for the world heavyweight title. At the moment he is regarded as a better poetic risk than a contender. However, without getting into poetic comparisons as behooves a man who stowed away the only mongoose in four fistic rounds. Clay admitted that he thought Archie's verse was "cool." This may be akin to Picasso praising Dali, but the reason shortly becomes understandable. The truth be known, neither Clay nor Moore is regarded as an expert in heroic verse, but Moore's slugging sonnet picks Clay to win it in four rounds. I think. Archie starts out by visualizing Clay, in something faintly resembling iambic pentameter, as a "Kentucky Babe" with a "loud mouth" who when he climbs into the ring is desperately fighting back a desire to make like Paavo NurmL , Playing on Clay's previous broadcasts, he rhymes out yon Cassius though he is "too pretty to die but with butterflies in his belly is willing to try." I'm gonna let you read it from there: "The Lip took a deep bow and drew a nice hand; He previously had boasted 'I'm the best in the land.' Better'ri the best, he was wont to say, 'I am the greatest, the cash-us of Clay.' "Clay sees the clock but the time he can't tell; It's top late now, for there goes the bell; From the corner came the Bear, steamin' like a freight; Swung where Clay was, a split second too late. "He didn't know what he did, desperately sticking to plan; But Big Mouth moved so fast. Listen never did land; Clay thought 'well that Bear is so slow this is real funny, I'll put on a show and give 'em a run for their money.' "The bell rings for round two, Sonny ain't been on the floor. Says Clay 'I was gonna let the bum go eight, now I'll end it in four; Here it's only round two and I've learned something new. The Bear goes in four if it's the last thing I do.' " End poetry. But it proves one thing for sure. That Archie was a great fighter.
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