PACE? Greensburg (Ind.) Daily News, Friday. Ott. 15,1965 Johnson, Gilliam Help— Dandy Sandy Pitches Dodgers To Top of the Baseball World By LEO H. PETERSEN < UPI Sports Editor .MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (UPI) — It's the Los Angeles Dodgers again on top of the b^ebafl world thanks to two great .pitchers and a lot of 'light-hitting, fast-running guys who never taiew when they were licked. One of those pitchers, dandy Sandy Koufax, made it a glorious 1965 for the Dodgers Thursday when he blanked the Minnesota Twins on three hits to shut them out 2-0 and give the Dodgers their third world championship in the last six years. But he was far from being the only Dodger hero of another of their typical come-from-behind triumphs. In the final game there was a journeyman outfielder, Lou Johnson, who hi a home run for the Dodgers first tally and there was 37 year-old Jim Gilliam, who kepi the Twins from scoring. Johnson started the season ii the minors — his 12th — am was about ready to give up the game when the Dodgers callet him up because theff hitting star, Tommy Davis, broke Ms ankle shortly after the season started. It was only one o many injuries which plaguee the Dodgers, and eventually they ran so short of players they were forced to put Gilliam lack on the active list after he sttrted the season as a coach. Another Hero There was another < Dodger •hero Thursday, too. But he was in a place he seldom is seen — the bullpen. Today's Sport Parade— Big D Hurled 90-Pitch Game In the Bullpen By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (UPI) — Don Drysdale was one of the last members of the Dodgers to come over and congratulate Sandy Koufax. And anyone who reads anything into that is nuttier than the unappetizing looking fruit cake which the dispirited Minnesota Twins merely picked at in their morgue-like clubhouse after Thursday's crusher. There are no closer friends than Drysdale and Koufax on the Dodgers. That goes for before and after Thursday's windup. The only reason Drysdale took a ..little longer than the rest getting over to pump Kou- fux' hand was because he had much farther to go. He spent the entire game in the bullpen. A Great Job "I'm tickled to death over the job Sandy did," grinned the big, good-looking, 6-foot-6 right-hander when it was all over. "He did a great job. Right down to the final pitch." good a ball game in the bullpen as Koufax did on the mound. Don threw 90 warm-up pitches; Sandy threw 132. "I got up five times," said Drysdale. "I got up 1-3-5-7 and 9," he added, ticking off the innings he worked behind the wire fence enclosure in right center field. Dodger Manager Walt Alston didn't name Koufax as his starter until two hours before game time and when he did, he made the announcement to the entire club behind the closed door of the clubhouse. Moments after Alston made his choice, Drysdale mischievously strolled over to Koufax and told him: "If you get me in this game, I'll hit you in the head with a wedge shot in that golf tournament we're playing next week at Palm Springs." Come A' Running As matters turned out, he was never needed. Nossek bounced into a forceout to end the inning and Sandy zipped through the three Minnesota hitters in the following frame. "That's as close as I came," said Drysdale. Both he and Koufax showed up at the ballpark unshaven Thursday. That's the custom of each on the day he is scheduled to pitch and since neither knew for sure, they both came ready and eager. No Curves "I didn't have a curve ball at all out there," Koufax explained in the winners' quarters. "Not even curve one. My fast ball was pretty good, though. That's what I used the entire game." He wound up the game, set and match with a florish by j striking out both Earl Battey 'and Bob Allison after Killebrew had singled with one out in the ninth. That final strikeout was Allison's seventh in 10 times up against Koufax in the series. "I had my rips against him and I don't see how I missed 'em, but I did," Allison shook his head later. "There was one consolation, though. I was swinging against the best pitcher in baseball." Drysdale says the same thing, too. Matter of fact, so does everyone else. Koufax answered Solemnly, back: "When I call you, you come like that!" Sandy snapped his fingers and they both had a good laugh. The only time Big D, as the Dodgers call their right-handed, 23 - game winner ever came close to entering the game was in the fifth when third baseman Jim Gilliam took Koufax out of the inning with a magnificent back-hand grab reminiscent of Pie Traynor in his hey-day. right about that time," Sandy. "That was my roughest spot, but Gilliam fixed everything with that great play of his." Immediately after Gilliam made that grab on Zoilo Versalles, the Dodgers got busy on the bullpen phone. Pitching Coach Lefty Phillips buzzed down there from the dugout and had a message for Drysdale. Righthanded Killebrew Phillips relayed the information that Manager Walt Alston planned to go with Koufax through the next two hitters, Joe Nossek and Tony Oliva, and then bring in Drysdale to pitch to the right-handed Harmon Killebrew. "I was gonna pitch to Kille- ibrew," Drysdale laughed about it later. Pete Rose Is Named To All-Star Team NEW YORK (UPI) — World Series hero Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers and homer-hitting center fielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants were unanimously selected today to United Press international's 1965 major league All-Star team. Named to the team along with Koufax and Mays were pitcher Don Drysdale and shortstop Maury Wills of the Dodgers, catcher Joe Torre and outfielder Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves, first baseman Willie McCovey of the Gaints, second baseman Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds, third baseman Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Tony Oliva of the American League champion Minnesota The All-Star team was selected by a UPI board of baseball experts comprised of one writer representing each team in the majors and four UPI sports writers. Boy With Transistor Is Killed by Train GLENHEAD, N. Y. (UPI)Edwin Gaynor, 14, listening intently to a transistor radio pressed to an ear, walked into the path of a train Thursday. He was struck and fatally injured. Police said the_boy apparently was so absorbed by the radio program he did not hear a clanging warning bell -and failed to see, flashing red lights at the Long Island Rail Road crossings Sandy Koufax Big Don Drysdale, who rnigW have 'been the seventh game starter instead of Koufax, himself suggested to Manager Walter Alston that although it was his turn to start, the club might be better off with Koufax staring and Drysdale in the bullpen. Alston would not admit that Drysdale swayed him in his decision to go with Koufax, but repeated exactly what Drysdale pointed out — that Drysdale can warm up quickly, while it takes Koufax longer. It turned out to v be the right decision and Alston has been noted for making the right moves all season long. The dejected Twins, who figured they had the Dodgers on the run because they were playing in then- home park, gave Koufax and the Dodgers respected credit. Make "Crazy" Plays "They make crazy plays they don't even know they're making," said Twins' shortstop Zoilo Versalles, who was a victim of two of those "crazy plays." "I don't know how the hell they won the National League pennant. I can name you a bunch of teams in the American League who are twice as tough as the Dodgers. The Dodgers are just a lucky team." But Manager Sam Mele and the rest of his players would have none of that — although a lot of National Leaguers wondered like Versalles d:d, how the Dodgers ever came on top in their league. "They have," sighed Mele, "damend good pitching." Gilliam had a lot to do with Versalles' thinking. He stopped a hard hit ground ball down the third base line that looked like a sure double with Twins on first and second. But Gilliam speared it, fell backwards, then regained his feet in time to step on third and force a runner. Stole Second Earlier in the game, Versalles had stolen secod base salles had stolen second base but had to go back to first because the Twin batter, Joe Nossek, had interfered with Roseboro's throw. "So here I have a stolen base and wind up going back to first base," Versalles complained. "And if that ball I hit to Gilliam had gone through, we would have had Koufax out of there." Versalles' laments sounded familiar — the National League teams made them, too. during the season, although the Dodgers were on top most of the year. But then they suddenly went into a tail - spin and dropped four and a half games behind the Giants and looked out of it. But they came back —thanks :o Koufax, Drysdale and their ;ang of base running thieves — :o win the pennant. They looked dead again when :hey lost the first two games of he series here. But they went jack home and won three We sell the good watch. CARAVELLE division of Bulova from $10.95 Jrtcplicnson's JEWELRY South Side Square straight. Then, returning here, they dropped the sixth game and were all even again. "We have been coming off the floor all year and winning out," smiled Alston. "1 wasn't at an surprised that we did it again. Biggest Thrill "This team has given me my biggest thrill in baseball. I've had better teams, but hone with so much spirit and the will to win." And he added, "of course, there were Koufax and Drysdale." It wasn't until twp hours before the deciding game Thursday that Alston decided to start Koufax, a 26-game winner and major league baseball's new strikeout king, although he had only two days rest. "It's pretty hard to go wrong deciding who' you are going to start when you have Koufax and Drysdale to choose from," Alston said. Each Dodger will receive about $10,000. The losing Twins will get about $7,000 each. The series set a record for total receipts of $2.975,041.60, breaking the mark of $2,878,891.11 set in the series between the Yankees and Giants in 1962. Mele had more than the consolation of a losing share of the series, though. It looked like he was in for a new juicy contract to manage the Twins again next year and there was another thing he was .proud of. "We fought them right down to the end and they beat us with a great pitcher," Mele said. It was another tribute to Koufax and to a club that never gave up. WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson was awake mosi of Thursday night because of pain in the area of his gall bladder surgery incision, a White House spokesman said today. STOCKHOLM (UPI) — The 1965 Nobel Prize for literature today was' awarded to Soviet novelist Mikhail Sholokhov. The 60-year-old Russian au thor is best known for his four volume work "'And Quiet Flows the Don." a novel about the Don Cossacks before and after the revolution. .. •. , Sholokhov is a close friend of former Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev. WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen said today an apparent conflict over Boston Judge Francis X. Morrissey's 1934 whereabouts must be examined before the Senate votes on his nomination to be- a federal judge. "We've got to look at it, Dirksen said. "You just can't blink at these things." CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. (UPI) — Dr Martin Luther King jr., predicted Thursday that a 400024 502021 000001 200010 11130 11000 02160 00010 0 1 012 0 Box Score MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (UPI)—Box score of the seventh game of the 1965 World' Series: ' ..-.)' LOS ANGELES AB R H B 0 A Willis ss Gilliam 3b Kennedy 3b W. Davis cf Johnson If Fairly rf Parker Ib Tracewski 2b Roseboro c Koufax p Totals MINNESOTA Versalles ss Nossek cf Oliva rf Killebrew 3b' Battey c Allison If Mincher Ib Quilici 2b Kaat p Worthington p Rollins ph Valdespino ph Totals Los Angeles Minnesota E—Oliva. 9, Minnesota 6. 2B—Roseboro, Fairly, Quilici. 3B—Parker. HR—Johnson. S— W. Davis. 300001 32 2 7 227 7 AB R H B 0 A 401002 400000 300040 301022 400081 400010 3 0 0 010 0 301013 100001 000011 000000 100000 30 0 3 027 0 000 200 000— 2 000 000 000— 0 LOB^Los Angeles h r er bb so 52212 IP ..3 2 0001 ..12-3 2 0 0 1 ..11-30 0 0 0 ...1 0001 Kaat, L ... Worthgton Klipstin \ferritt • Perry Koufax, W 9 3 0 0 3 10 Kaat faced 3 batters in the 4th. HBP—By Klippstein. W. Davis. T—2:27. A—50,596. News in Brief TCNNEt COST A supersonic wind tunnel costs about $2 million. Bowling News Parkside Lanes LWA League W Harris City Stone 16 Public Paint & Wallpaper 15 Dust-Tex 14 Team No. 7 14 Redmon & Son Fencing 13 Lake Santee 11 Bower TV Service 10 Stapp & Miller Const. 10 Herbert's Shel Service 9 Team No. 5 8 ~~ Splits converted: 5-7, Patty Fonseth; 4-5, Jean Hermesch and Leora Walters; 5-6-10, Janet Wright; and 5-10, Virginia Reis man. High series: Mary Cruser, 476' and Dorothy Schroeder, 464. High games: Dorothy Schroeder, 192 and 179; Mary Cruser, 169; Florence Stapp, 168. West Bowl Lanes Napoleon Lutheran Church League W L Alley Oops 10 5 Party Poopers 10 5 Nutty Four 9 6 Fud-D-Duds " 8 7 Night Owls- 6 9 Pin Knockers 6 9 Alley Gutters 6 9 Four K's 5 10 Men's high series: Al Kanning, 526; Delbert Fonseth, 497; Norman Hoyer, 470. Men's high games: All Kanning, 206; Norman Hoyer, 200; Cylde Peetz, 186. Women's high series: Patty Fonseth, 420; Joan Weber, 405; Rheadawn Peetz, 375. Women's high games: Irene Kunz, 153; Norma Kanning, 149; Joan Weber, 148 and 144. Fumes from Heater Are Fatal to Baby CARMEL, Ind. (UPI) — Five- month-old David Blane Cain was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a gas space heater in his home Thursday. Mrs. Thomas .Cain found her baby unconscious in his crib shortly after she turned on the heater. She called firemen who applied mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. 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