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Citrus belt cage title on line in Terrier gym The Terriers two pressing ;uanls. Hank Mercado and Ray The crown is on Ihe line to-ilhe win. without the services of[ day with coach AI Endcman'sj star center Tom McCutcheon. Redlands high Terriers battlingithen Endeman's eagers will go>Hurt will be in action backed' San Bernardino Cardinals at 5Jinto the California Intcrscho-iup by Gary Crowther. p.m. in Terrier gym. for thojlastic Federation playoffs as thej Citrus Belt League champion-iCBL's number one entry. Fri-i Citrus Belt League ship. (day the Terriers close out the] Varsity Basketball A win by the Terriers and season against Fontana in am W. L. PF Redlands Daily Facts Tuesday, Feb. 18,1964 - 5 Title bound need to win Bulldogs tonight the crown is all Redlands', a away game. Redlands 12 loss and it will be split by the! With McCutcheon a qiicstionjsan Bernardino..11 Cardinals and Terriers. Red-, mark Endeman will move Jim j Riverside 8 lands is the only team that has|Gardner to center and Ron|Ramona 6 managed to band the Cardinals a defeat in their last 12 outings. If the Terriers can pull out Bohrnstedt will take GaidnersiFontana o forward slot. Bob Molenkamp Chaffey 5 will hold down his regular front,Colton 1 11 line spot. I Pacific 0 12 707 S68 644 745 600 700 560 575 Machen uses champion tactics on way fo title PA I 527 j 531 • 672] rai.... 665 , Eddie Title bound University of Red-;will be Gary Loper and BobiClaremont-Mudd on Tuesday. |lands Bulldogs can clinch a tie Engberg at the forwards. DicklThc UR eagers close out the j for the Southern California In-j Fisher at center and Gary! regular season Feb. 21) at Whiti tercollegiate Athletic Confer-lSmith and Dave JMohs at thej tier. •ence championship tonight withj guards. j SC | AC Varsity Basketball W. SAX a victory over host Cal Tech. Loper is in the starting five Coach Lee Fulmer's Bulldogs instead of George Newmycr; Redlands 7 , ,.„, u .- . . - take to the Tech floor at 8:30 p.;"because I feel that he hasiOccidental 3 FRANCISCO (LPI) —-feet, but Machen continued his m foUowing tnc frosh game at . carn ed it ." coach Fulmer said.i Whittier 4 Machen. who wants aPounding away•to the body;unul !6:30> iLoper pulled down 16 rebounds! Claremont-Mudd.' 4 PF 4<;4 745!shot at heavyweight champion "79;Sonnv 7S1 Yogi Berra insists there are no "assistants 1 By OSCAR FRALEY UPI Sports Writer HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (UPI) — Back in the days when Casey Stengel was the skipper of the how a Yankee acts and then in- At EmDire Bowl- rounder. jup that one, Minskoff said he stituted a midnight curfew. p , " , was the fiflh consecutive Would get a high-ranking foe The players were from the Sacred Heart knockout for the 192-pound Ma-! for Machen in another fight five Yankee farm clubs And IU £h Game - Jim Howard chen since returning to the ring here. after Yoci\ inai cura I a ddrT« 240, Jeannette Woodhead 192, after a nervous breakdown. j Minskoff pointed out that New York Yankees, he alwayslthey went to work, nmnfi Series-Leo Wilkinson 597. Dor- Machen came out wingingSabedong had once gone 10 . v „„. „ ' , „„. „„,'„, r „„.:„„ ,„,, ,,:,„-„_ - ™ othv Weiss 495. against the 6 foot 6, 216-pound rounds with Clay and suggested ah i« h ™ r „ K \ !ri™ m J ^„rtnr VrrX nin ™ Club _ I.oo Wilkinson 214. Sabcdong. who failed to land an that would indicate Machen was fir t asM^rra ^er •'• *™Zi £™T^toM™»™ Du P erron 2 ° 2 ' Jim effective punch all night. ready for top-flight competition. p «if . ? .f „,• ; rlr .1 ' Fr '"fc r™ „• i ard 240. Don Poe 223, Carl Machen dropped his big op- The crowd of 4 .500 that filled Berra today has the portfolio' They are Frank Crosett. Joe fponcn! carJy in Ihc 5 , anM for Kczar paviiim j() ?1U30 , 0 all to himself and the gnomish DiMaggio, pitching Coach Wh.t-; - standings . HJ!:pots 7 2>i-19'i>n 8-count with a left to the see Monday nights brief but Makers 57-35, Michigan • body. Du ke staggered to his furious action. Liston, is using he unleashed a left to the jaw and a right uppercut which sent tne ! Sabcdong to the canvas for 2:56 of the first champion's tactics to reach that j keeps after goal. j stanza. Machen Monday night sent 1 Manager Walter Minskoff saidi the Bay Area's biggest fight he was delighted with Machen's' crowd in years home early;performance and said he would; 1 when he disposed of Duke Sabe-'seek a title bout with the win- dong of Honolulu in the first'ner of the Liston-CIay bout next round of their scheduled 10-; week at Miami. If he can't line Last time the Bulldogs tan-in Redlands 63-53 win over Oc- gled with the Cal Tech boopsters;idental Saturday night. '• Redlands came out on top withj Redlands will have a non-con-i a 72-44 win after a close firstiference battle with Chapman! half. (College Saturday night in Cur-; Starting for Redlands tonightirier Gymnasium and then host! 5 '10 4S2 501 532 PA :.S2 488 462 4S6 509 727 Pomona 2 Cal Tech 0 Tonight's Schedule Redlands at Cal Tech. Occidental at Claremon-Mudd, Whittier at Pomona. little man made it obvious right cy Ford. Wally Moses. .fini| S off the bat. to coin a phrase.T.lccson. Johnny Neun. -'im Ilc- : ^ arc , Gai M hat there are going to be no gan Cloyd Boycr and Steve Grcc ' n Bc ' s ^ s w assistants. ; Southock. Nix 53-39. Easterners 53-39. Pin "iogi was a pleasant surprise. Three fo One j PopP ers iU,-iV,, Lucky 12 as the Yankees opened their! Wed better produce. pi-'-.'^ shamrocks 46-46. Guys rookie spring training camp. Maggio. his hair almost white ! and Do u s 44>j47Vi, Forpins 43"I had a few butterflies at now, grinned on the sidelines.| w Cosa •ft 0 s\ Ia 21-35, Serpen first," he confessed. "But then I "We've only got six outfielders I turned on tlie nonchalancy." and we have three outfield If he was nervous it didn't'eoaches." show when he grouped 49 rook-| Ralph Houk, the iron major ics around him in center field [Berra succeeded, stood on the and told them what it meant to sidelines, too, smoking a cigar, be a Yankee or even a Yankee!With him was Roy Harney, the of the future. He was poisediretired general manager whose and sure and he made it evi-jjob Houk took over. Hey, Crow," Houk called to Crosetti, "show a little life." "Why don't you get out of Cro- dent that he was the boss. Recalls His Start "I went through this same bit 21 years ago," he told thcm.jhere and do a little work "Remember, we think you havejsetti answered, a chance to be a Yankee or "Tell me." Houk turned to you wouldn't be here. And you'llamey. "where am I supposed are here for one purpose, toito sit?" train." "Anywhere out of the way," Yogi "laid down the rules" oni Harney grinned. tine Four 32Vs-59 1 i. Go Getters 23-69, Tin Busters 22'.i:-69li. 885 Majors High Game and Series — Jerry Bullock 266, 656. 200 Club — Lou Vogt 219, Ben Michigan wins runnerup to UCLA in UPI ratings NEW YORK (UPI) - Michi-[State, gan won the latest round today | mcnt . in its sec-saw battle 'with Ken- Russell may own backboards at that NEW YORK (UPI) — The belief that Bill Russell owns the backboards in any game he plays is substantiated by the latest National Basketball statistics. The Celtics' 6-foot-10 defensive specialist, by pulling down 128 rebounds in five games last week, not only strengthened his lead, but placed himself in a position to enjoy his best season in this department. Russell, with 1,464 rebounds and a 24.8 game average through games of last Sunday, can go over the 1,900 mark at his present rate and better his season's high of 1,891 established in the 1961-'62 season. Cincinnati's Jerry Lucas en joyed a fine week in shooting accuracy, increasing his field goal percentage from .524 to .531. Lucas threatens to break Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record of .528 established last season. Chamberlain with a .518 percentage thus far this season, trails the Cincinnati corn­ erman by a big margin. Chamberlain, however, continues to pace the scorers with 2.197 points and a 36.0 game average. Trailing the San Francisco giant in second place is Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson with 1,914 points with a 30.9 game average. Bob Pcttit of St. Louis holds down third place with 1,724 points and a 27.8 game average. In other departments, Robertson retained first place in free throw percentage (.854) and in assists, with 683 and a 11.0 game average. Angels start work in earnest another NCAA tourna- entry, advanced from eighth to sixth. . Wichita, Davidson and Van- tucky for runnerup spot to Jop-j ficrbiI t — all upset last week- ranking UCLA in the United j dropped to the seventh, eighth Peters 20' Doug Wiihamsoni I ' ress International major coJ-iand ninth positions, respective- 21? Dick"'Watson 205. Suck !lc Se basketball ratings. jly. and Loyola of Chicago Houchin '12 Ernie Pill'ey 214 ,1 Michigan (No. 2) and Ken-! which will return to defend its George Lincoln 201 Bill Not -I 100 ^' < ^'°- 3) navc shuttled in j NCAA crown, rebounded to 10th tincham 223 Gene Nottingham and out of second place for theiplace, shoving Texas Western, '01 Sonny Capehart 209, Russ| last seven weeks since Coachianother tourney team, to 11th. ^kvber" 222 Robert Notting -i Jo ' in Wooden's undefeated; Drake moved up three places ham 223 Chuck Dundas 214 |L'CLA Bruins took over first;to 12th: DePaul. an at-largc Mike Hinjos 214. John Lager'|P»«e. jentry in the NCAA playoffs. quist213 Rich Mulder 201, RedI Lpsets gave the Ratings a gained 13th and resurgent Ohio - - thorough shaking up, shifting'State jumped to 14th. all the top 20 teams, except! San Francisco and Utah tied UCLA, into new positions. jfor 15th and Tennessee and Duke, winner of its last 10 Texas A5.-M deadlocked for moved from fifth to j 17th. New Mexico ranked 19th Villanova, headed for]and Utah State, also selected to Sonny, Cassius must weigh in together MIAMI BEACH. Fla. (UPI) —Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay must weigh in together next Tuesday forenoon for their heavyweight title fight that night the Miami Beach Boxing I Commission ordered today, dei spite loud protests from the Liston entourage. Commission Chairman Morn's Klein notified both fighters to be at the Cypress Room of the Miami Beach Convention Hall at 10:30 a.m., E.S.T., next Tuesday ready to step on the scales. The five • man commission voted for the traditional both fighters weigh-in at a meeting Monday night. Jack Nilon, champion Liston's adviser, appeared at the Pool 234, Glenn Cooley 215, Bob Earineik 201, Bob Castillo 206, Clint Burson 212, Rich Sc- pulveda 203, Marion Burke 223. Lau Green 209, Jerry BullockjSames, 266. i fourth; Standings: Culligans Soft Wa-| Her 47 , b-21 1 ;, Skyberg Const. Co.l !42'j-24'i, EUs Heating and Airj i39'2-291.;,, Knights Flying A 37. 1 32, Slate Farm 36-33. Steakeat- ers Inn 34-34'.i. Bill Youngs Service 32-37, Wallen Pontiac 36'i-42'.i, Jet Music Co. 26-43, Burgeson Heating and Air 23!: 45',i. 800 Handicap High Game and Series—Tom Simpson 226, 582. 200 Club — Fred Harrison 221. Tom Simpson 226, Ira An thony 200. Standings: American Furniture 15'2-8'i, Calimesa Phar . ,. ... iinacy 15-9, Jacinto and Son 14- Among the non-batterymeni^ Hcrmans FurniUl re 14,10, the XCAA tournament, jumped (the NCAA four places to fifth, and Oregon'20th. tournament, was Luke Appling happy in Baseball Hall of Fame By DAVID M. MOFF1T ( evcr happened to me," Appling UPI Sports Writer said, hugging his pretty wife ATLANTA (UPI) — Luke Ap-j w ' ,h wnom ne celebrated his piing. baseball's newest Hall of. 33 " 1 wedding anniversary last Famer. is a 55-year-old grand-'Thursday. "In all those years, pappy but he feels as chipper| r ncv «" Sot to play in a Worid jas that day 34 years when he[ spries - So "his just has to be began the m:jor league careergreatest. . that earned him his latest Appling. wh» coached at Bal- honor. ; timore last year and will be It didn't take long Monday! W M Kansas City this year, for word to spread that "old| w on two American League bat Aches and Pains" had become the 101st member of the Hall of Fame — a position of status awarded him in a special runoff election among the nation's baseball writers. "It's wonderful, just wonderful," the balding, former Chi- ting titles — in 1936 with a .35S mark and again in wartime 1943 with .328. Only the fourth shortstop named to the Hall of Fame, he had a lifetime batting average of .310. "I always loved playing baseball. Appling said. •'Even cago White Sox shortstop said| as a Httle kid I wanted to play as friends and family poured baseball more than anything into his rustic white frame! CLSE - U's always been a pleas- home in North Atlanta. ' ur c '0 me. X think that if it , , "I was worried when I heard ever became just work — back commission was asking for. tnat onIv one 0{ ^ runo{f f ,.:then or now-fd quit." trouble because if challenger. Iows couId gct in x was A ppu>.g pointed out that al- Clay tries to heckle and har-j t h a t something might g0 1 though he acquired the nick- ass Sonny, the champion; w . rnm » •• (name "Aches and Pains" for would flatten him on the spot.j heckle and har-] t n a t the champion ; wr ong.' , Appling, who starred for thej th e man y injuries in his ca- The commission waived theUy nite Sox {or 2l seasons, won rcer - be seldom missed much three-knockdown rule but kept[ i,y five votes over former Yan-!P' a >' in S time. "One year I the mandatory eight-count andi|j ee pitcher Red Ruffing in the:broke m Y 'eg—and still I man- announced that eight-ounce j runoff or d ere d a ft e r the writers ! a S«d to get into more than 80 gloves will be worn by both| fai i cd t0 seIect a HaI1 o£ Fame|S am es." fighters. entry in their biennial voting! jJan. 22. RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP Appling, who made no effort KRIsm'EHAMN, Sweden^to conceal his pleasure, got 189 of a possible 225 votes. WHL standings PALM SPRINGS. Calif. (UPI) — The Los Angeles Angels' pitchers and catchers begin training in earnest today. Some 22 pitchers, including southpaw Bo Belinsky, checked out uniforms and held a light loosening up workout Monday. Pitchers Julio Navarro and Ed Thomas, who played winter ball, and Jack Spring, who is attending college, will not report until Feb. 22. who reported to the spring training camp were outfielder Jimmy Piersall, reporting as a free agent, shortstop Jim Fregosi and infielder Billy Moran. The rest of the team is not scheduled to begin training until 'ine.xt week. Jack Cupit in tourney at Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPH Jacky Cupit, on the strength of his victory in the Tucson Open golf tournament, is the 26th qualifier for the Tournament of Champions April 30-May 3. The Las Vegas tournament is opeu only to winners of PGA fixtures, and there are seven more tournaments remaining in which the winners can earn a place in the Tournament of Champions. Piersall says he'll complete his own team PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (UPI) — Colorful outfielder Jimmy Piersall. currently working out with the Los Angeles Angels, revealed today he will complete his own family baseball team later this year. The father of six girls and two boys, Piersall said his wife Mary will give birth to the couple's ninth child conveniently after the conclusion of the 1964 baseball season. Piersall, here as a free agent, has been toiling for a week in a bid to win an outfield berth with the Angels. The-35-year-old veteran was sidelined during the final weeks of the 1963 season with a pulled hamstring muscle but reported his legs now were sound. "They better be." said Piersall, "with nine kids, I've got to win a job." THROUGH FOR SEASON SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)— Four-minute miler Jim Beatfy. who ran a disappointing 4:13.4 mile in Saturday's Golden Gate Invitational meet here, notified National AAU officials Monday that he will not compete again during the indoor track season. United Citrus 13»,i -10V2, Carini and Marchese 13 -11, Cookson 10 14, Walts Carpet Shop 9-15, Red' lands San. 8-16, Gutter Tramps 8-16. Empire Leagua High Game and Series — Ed Gilmore 242, 622. 200 Club — J. Eslein 201, Ed Gilmore 242, V. Figgins 214 Elmer Parks 213, John Gagliardo 213, Nick Ell 206, L. Vogt 202. L. Van Duscn 201, Bill Gregory 202, Nelson 221, Gardner 211. Standings: Optimist One 63lj- 32'i, Exchange Club 59-37, YBC 55-41, Elks Club 49H-46',i, Rotary Yucaipa 48-48, Redlands Rotary 43-53, Evening Kjwanis 43-53. Jaycccs 41-55, Yucaipa Kiwanis 40 , .-!-55 1 ,3, Optimist Club Two 37V3-58H. Monday Six High Game — Ed Applegate 192, J. Granger 169. Series — Fred Hooper 515, Julie Granger 493. Standings: Team Five 16-12, Hillview Apartments 15V4-12V*. Team Four 15Vi-12W, Roys Barber Shop 15-13, Team Six 13-15. Four B's 9-19. MCKINLEY WINS MEET PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Wimbledon champion Chuck McKinley defeated Raphael Osuna, 6-3, 8-6, 5-7. 4-6, 6-3, Sunday to win the Philadelphia indoor tennis championships at St. Joseph's College Field House. Fielder just about sews up scoring title By United Press International Seattle's Guyle Fielder has just about sewed up another Western Hockey League scoring I sizzling Cincinnati Royals who title. I have decided to try for six Sizzling Cincinnati to try for six more By United Press International It's 12 in a row now for those ;fUPI) — Lidia Skoblikova of| ou t Russia won the 1,000 and 3.000 i meter events in the Kristine ihamn speed skating champion ships Sunday to retain her world speed skating title. The four-time Olympic gold medal winner was clocked in 1:34.9 for 1,000 meters and 5:11.4 for 3,000 meters. The Totem veteran last week opened up a gap of 13 points between himself and Denver's Lou Jankowski. Fielder has 15: goals and a remarkable 72 assists for 87 points. Jankowski and Art Jones of Portland are having a close battle in the goal-scoring department. Jankowski has 35 and Jones 34. Both men have 39 assists. Denver's AI Millar let in 12 goals in two games but his 2.72 more and an all-time National Basketball Association record. The present NBA record is 17 straight victories, held jointly by the Boston Celtics and Washington Capitols, when they still were in the league. Oscar Robertson brought the Royals within five wins of that mark Monday night when he scored 45 points in a 129-113 triumph over the San Francisco Warriors before 11,995, largest crowd ever to see a professional basketball game in Cleve- average was still the league's!land, best among net-minders. | The Big O and teammate Portland's Mike Donaldson ; J erry Lucas, who picked off 20 had a relatively well-behaved j rebounds, combined to offset a week, but still leads in penal-!brilliant performance by Wilt ties with 164 minutes on the Chamberlain, who not _only| sidelines. i scored 52 wmts BLAST FOOTBALL HAMBURG, Germany (UPI) —West German television reporter Thilo Koch told an audience estimated in several million Sunday that American football "is barbarian and compared to European soccer it is dull." He added that it is more of a show than a sport. Denver That was 20 more than the ia Seattle 25 26 4 per cent needed to have his|Lo S Angeles 24 25 4 bust placed in the Cooperstown,]p ort j an( j 23 28 5 N.Y., baseball shrine. Ruffing, with 184 votes, also topped 75 per cent but missed election to the Hall of Fame under a rule that only the winner in the runoff would be chosen. Roy Campanella, the paralyzed former Dodger catcher, was third with 138 votes. Joe Medwick was fourth at 130 and broadcaster Peewee Reese a distant fifth with 47 votes. The top five finished in that same order in last month's regular ballot. "It's the greatest thing that W L T Pts GF GA 3S 18 2 78 228 161 54 204 177 52 159 190 51 183 195 50 180 220 49 187 198 San Fran 24 31 2 Vancouver 23 29 3 Monday's Results No games scheduled. Tuesday's Schedule San Francisco at Vancouver Seattle at Denver. RECORD ENTRIES WESTBURY, N.Y. (UPI)— Racing Secretary John Cashman Jr., reported a record 121 entries accepted Monday for Thursday night's state harness racing inaugural. Only 71 of the standard breds were selected for the nine-race program. Davenport moves to second as Hart takes over third Action resumes tonight with San Francisco at Vancouver and Seattle at Denver. The fight for playoff berths is getting frantic with the second through sixth teams in the league within five points oi each other. Fresno State clinches title SIGNS WITH BRAVES MILWAUKEE (UPI) By United Press International Fresno State, which cinched its third straight California Collegiate Athletic Association championship last Saturday, rolled over Chapman College Monday night 112-76. Maurice Talbot sparked the Bulldog win as he scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Cal Western made short work of Arizona State College at Flagstaff as it coasted to an easy 95-58 victory. Jim Hefner j led Cal Western scoring with 17 The'points (Milwaukee Braves anouncedl Cal Poly of Pomona squeezed Friday that Denis Ribant, a I past the University of San Die- 23-year-old righthander, has re-. ! 8° 68 ' 67 , °? a last-minute basket not for the Warriors but also grabbed 23 rebounds. The St. Louis Hawks ended the Baltimore Bullets four-game winning streak when they overcame a 16-point deficit in the last quarter for a 115-110 conquest. St. Louis' last quarter spurt was paced by veterans Richie Guerin, Chico Vaughn and Cliff Ha gan. Guerin led his team with 24 points although Walt Bellany of the Bullets topped all scorers with 37 points. Lakers limp into New York NEW YORK (UPI)-The Los Angeles Lakers limped into New York to take on the lowly Knickerbockers tonight in an attempt to gct back in the win column. The Lakers, who have lost 11 As told to HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor When you manage in the Na tional League as it is constitut ed today, it is unwise to predict where any outfit will finish. But as conservative as I am in forecasting baseball results I'm ready to take my chances with the Giants. Unquestionably, the most important move the San Francisco club is making is switching Jim my davenport, stickout third baseman for a half dozen years, to second. It is extraordinary to move an infielder of Davenport's caliber from one side of the in field to the other, but I believe he has special qualifications as a double play man teamed with Jose Pagan Davenport believes the change will hike his batting average. As a third baseman Jimmy felt he had to hit home runs. Now he can concentrate on meeting the ball. Enabling us to put Davenport t .1. •_ 1. . m „..™„.. r„u ™„ r * >hc experienced playmaker, in of their last 13 games, fell mostl,. „ .,, . .."I J,-,_„_J ; , .1.. .„ ,u~ „u,^ the middle of the diamond is recently to the world champion , T . „ TI . ^ r ! the presence of Jim Ray Hart turned his signed contract. Ri bant was 14-9 with Denver in the Pacific Coast League last season. by Paul Scranton. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Celtics 92-90 on a last second field goal. After the game with the Knicks. the Lakers, now in third place in the western division of the National Basketball Association, move to Detroit to take on the Pistons twice. at third base. Hart is 22 and we have considered him a youngster most likely to succeed for four years. We feel that he would have helped us in 1963 when we brought him up from Tacoma of Billy Pierce will work with us at the Phoenix training base. H this scrappy veteran can recapture his 1962 form, the staff strength would move way up. Equally important is the relief staff. Here, too, I am afforded a wider choice than was possible a year ago. Shaw did his most effective work as the long inning relief worker for Milwaukee. Bolin with his stuff is a jam spot pitcher. Jim Duffalo and Don Larsen were consistently hard to hit last year. I have hopes for Ken McKenzie, the little left-hander. Training will focus attention on another new hand in addition to Hart. He is Jesus AIou, the third of the outfielding Alous, and I am banking on him taking brother Felipe's place in right field. I don't have to tell you about Willie Mays, Willie McCovey or Cepeda, but I have a feeling that the latter is pointing toward his finest year. Catchers Tom Haller and Del Crandall also explode the long ball. None of this is miss and out, however, for I will be permit- season. Unfortunately, he suf-|ted several alternatives. Chuck Jimmy Davenport the Pacific Coast League in midj CHANGING SEASON? fered a shoulder injury when hit by a pitched ball that put him out for the remainder of the campaign. The addition of the left-handed Bob Hendley and the right- handed Bob Shaw balanced our pitching. I believe we have the finest bunch of recruits since 1958, when Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou and Davenport made the big jump at first asking. We have superior down-t h e- order batting strength. I am counting on a five- man starting rotation. I b a v e Juan Marichal, Jack Sanford, Billy O'DeU, Hendley, Shaw and Bob Bolin to choose from, not counting the quality peagreens, Ron Herbel and Bob Garibaldi. Marichal won 25 games last trip as many as Sandy Koufax of Los \ngeles. Hiller is a proven major league second baseman and the versatile Harvey Kuenn will hold up his end and then some in the outfield. Heartening is the thought that this time around we'll be able to present a full 25-player roster, which insures a stronger dugout, sturdier pinch - hitting and a generally more effective utility squad. There will be no first-year men doing nothing but taking space on the roster. All of the clubs have improved and any of the six supposed contenders may find it easier to finish seventh than first But I feel that the Giants have the solid strength to get the job done. [NEXT: Fred Mutchinson, Cincinnati Reds.)

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