The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on July 12, 1964 · 51
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The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina · 51

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Sunday, July 12, 1964
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'AO JPOKittV ATHLETE SAYS OF ILLNESS Sada Story Sad B ut No Tears just never got around to telling them about his problems He'd rather spend the time showing pictures of his son "Actually I seldom think about it" said Sada peeling the wrapper off a cigar and looking toward the horizon where rain clouds were playing tag with the fading sun "Oh sure it's in the back of my mind It could shorten my life But you don't sit around and worry about things like that There are too manv things to be thankful for" Sada's one concession to his illness is a decision to quit baseball after this season Quite obviously major league clubs aren't interested in a man without a future and Sada has finally accepted that fact after seven seasons in the minors "I'd have played next season if I had made the Triple-A club this year" said Sada "But the big club (Pittsburgh) bought another third baseman (Dick Hall formerly in the Boston organization) for Triple-A this spring So apparently I don't figure too highly in their plans "But I wouldn't take a million dollars for my years in baseball I played as hard as I could and if I didn't make it well I didn't make it Turn to Page 6-D Col 2 Fall ' 1 " - - ij' I if v 1 i ObMrvtr Photo by David Cup Bob Sada: 'Maybe I Can Lick It' By MEL DERRICK ObitrvM- Sport! Writtr Ughtning flickered in the distance and a breeze chilly for July whistled through the Griffith Park grandstand Ed Sada shivered a little "I can't afford to catch a cold" he said almost apologetically "That's the only thing I get any kind of cold at all I've got to have a shot of penicillin" Sada a whippet lean lTvpounder with reddish blond hair and clear hael eyes play first and third base for the Asheville Tourists He plays under a sentence of death Sada has an irreparablp kidney ailment damage caused by a strep throat condition which settled in his kidneys A doctor says he won't live past 40 and even that deadline could be optimistic A cousin of Sada's died of the same disease in 1961 at the age of 26 Sada turned 26 on July 1 £ada refuses to make a big deal out of his death sentence He struggled through college a semester at a time in baseball's off-season He has enrolled in law school at San Diego University and will begin his postgraduate work there in September He is married to his high school sweetheart the former Miss Bonnie Grihalva and they adopted a blue-eyed blond-haired boy last summer Unless they read this story most of Sada's teammates won't know he has 14 years at the most to live They have troubles of their own Sada figures and he Hornets Rally In 9th To Nip Asheville 6-5 Giants Deck Cubs 4-1 Threaten Phils 'Lead CHICAGO f— The surging The Giants leading 2 0 erupted do Cepeda then singled in Mc- C- IT- i i Uiw9 ninsTO 10 for thre( nM th(? fmlr(h wiuun one pprceniage point or first place in the National League Jos? Pagan sineled and was sac- Saturday trouncing the Chicago nficed to second Willie Mays Cubs tnr the fourth straight time was walked intentionally oefore 70 as Willie McCovey and Jesus McCovev drove a tw(vrun dmible rw"u mm muse in iq runs The ictnry save the Giants a 614 percentage while league-leading Philadelphia's 3 1 loss to Cincinnati dropped the Phillies to 15 Covey The Giants loaded the bases in the fifth on singles by Tom Haller and Bolin and a walk Alou bounced a single through the middie scoring San Franeis- mto the center field wnes Orlan- co's last two runs 1 inn -5 Rh Bolin blanked the Cubs scattering leven hits and striking nut 1! ai he erened hi record it J-3 IAN ERANCISCO CHICAGO J Alou rt 4 1 1 J A tfitano Jtj 3 8 0 J 1 RarJ9ri ! 4 0 0 0 1 J J I Wiiim H 1 0 0 I t I SntO )(l 4 0 3 0 411 Banki lb 1 t 0 0 19 11 Vbr Hon rf 4 0 I 0 4 111 Cootn cf 4 1 0 SIM Berrttl c 2 0 2 I jn uv pl itee J I O agMtr p I t H o h i a Stewart pi 1 t 1 e IS Ml i T'Hi J) J 4cCovy M AHw If Cees 16 Hrf 16 Htnrn t en m tsm TfH I 1 Frtncltc C49 Co I UOB ct°o I JMcCo¥v SB loim Baiin W J ) JiuaMr L 3 3 Stu" Eu'w Bgr8r A-K 2U 111 tH-1' Mo tat w— a V Cep1 S - P M 7 4 I J 3 3 3 0 3 I r e a sa so e i i t ATt'l 'nel hi ' ' if jS '0 - T— J 33 McKcc Cops Easy Win In Tcmiis GREENSBORO - - Char lotte's Richard McKee second-1 ranked 12 and under player in: the South defeated Lexington's Jim Bingham 6-2 fi-2 in for the gtate junior tennis tournament finals here Saturday McKee also teamed with Parks Easter to defeat Bingham' and Gene Kavanagh fi-fl 6-1 for the boys 12 and under doubles championship In the 1 and under division favorite dene Hamilton of Asheville and fourth needed Richard Holdernena of Greens- bora reached the finals with Saturday wins i Hamilton ousted Raleigh's third rated Ed Tat ker M 2 and Holderness topped R i 1 1 y Trott of Raleigh fi-4 4 fi fi-2 1 EXCISE rLEASE — Ken Rover tL) completely ran over New York Met catcher Bob (Hawk) Tavlor during attempted rundown in game at New York Saturday Boyer trying a double Reds Trip 1111111 1IKV AltHllIllaj Phils 3-1 PHILADELPHIA - LP - The Cincinnati Reds cut loose for three runs in the sixth inning and beat Jim (Perfect Game) Bunning and the Philadelphia Phils 3-1 Saturday Lefty Joe Nuxhall and reliever Sammy Ellis held the Phils to five hits in steamy Connie Mack Stadium Nuxhall and Bunning hooked up in a scoreless duel until the Reds came alive in the sixth Tl 1 ' I- iSeiUOn l) Frank R0binson Vada Pinsnn Sunday July 12 1964 and John Edwards and Leo Car- — denas' double to right Roth Nuxhall now 7-4 and Running who Inst his first game since his perfect no-hit performance in New York three weeks ago were soaked by perspiration by the fourth inning as the temperature i hovered in the 90s Bunning is now 9-3 Nuxhall was in charge com-plctly allowing three hits striking out six and walking one before he left the game because of the heat in the bottom of the eighth ! Cookie Rojas and Richie Allen who had singles off Nuxhall in the fourth finally cashed in a Phillie run in the last of the ! ninth Rojas drew a walk off iEllis and Allen followed with a triple but was stranded on third! as the final two Philadelphia' batters were retired CINCINNATI I PHILADELPHIA ab r h bi ib r h bi Jb 5 0 10 Taylor 2b 4 0 0 0 Keoogh rf 4 0 0 0 CalMson rf 4 0 0 0 Pmson cf 4 110 Roias ef-ss 3 110 Robinson If 4 12 0 Allen 3b 4 0 2 1 Johnson Ib 4 0 2 0 Cater If 2 0 0 0 Edwards c 4 12 1 Herrnst'n ph 1 0 0 0 Cardenas ss 4 0 12 Sievers Ib 4 0 0 0 Boros 3b 3 0 0 0 Dalrymple c 3 0 0 0 Nuxball p 3 0 10 Amaro ss 2 0 10 Ellis P 1 0 0 0 Gonzalez cf 10 10 Bunning p 2 0 0 0 Cov'lon ph 10 0 0 TotaU 34 3 10 3 Tott 31 I 5 1 Cincinnati 000 003 00O—3 Philadelphia coo ooo 001—1 E— Taylor DP— Cincinnati 1 LOB— Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 5 2B— Johnson Cardenas Gonzalez 3B— Allen V tilt ' ' ' j As) tft "ll steal with teammate Mike Shannon was caught in the rundown but ran over Taylor and both he and Shannon scored Cards won 11-4 lAP Photo) TOO MUCH TOO SOON — Leo Cardenas Cincinnati in-fielder is tagged out by Ruben Arnaro Philadelphia shortstop after being caught in a rundown between second and third base Saturday Cardenas doubled in two runs but was put out trying to stretch the hit to a triple Cincinnati won 3-1 (AP Photo) LEADS SERIES 1-0 Cone's Baker & Co Wrecks Post 9 6-5 By JOHN ALLGOOD Observer Snorti Writer GREENSBORO — Joe Baker performed a one-man demolition job on Charlotte Post 9 here Saturday Baker slammed a three-run! Jury Decides Leo Durocher Didn't Steal Sweetie's Mama Nuxhall W 7 4 Ellis Bunning L -3 Ba'dschun T-230 A— 10146 IP 7 3 B 1 MIDMERt'RY Vt-'l'PP-Charges against Leo (The Lip) Durocher that he stole the affections of a Vermont bricklayer's w ife w hile rourting his 2fi-year-old daughter were dismissed Saturday by an Addison County jury after two hours and 15 minutes of deliberation The decision by the panel of six men and six women drew Mcls Fall Down Cardinals Go Boom NEW YORK — The St Iouis Cardinals capitalized on a rash of errors and rolled over the New York Mets 11-4 Saturday I it louu new yok ! abrhbi abrhbi St Louis broke it open five runs in the third inning the last three unearned and got another In the fifth after loading the bases on three straight Met errori with Fb"i c warwicn n Brock lff Groal Buchek it Boyer 3h While lb Shannon ri Javier 2h McCarver c Sarleckl p Skinner ph The final two Card runs In (he third mred nn the Met monstrosity of the day TotaU St Lnuit New Verk E- Flind 3 0 1 0 Kr'n'pnot lb 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 Kanehl pr-lb 3 0 0 0 4 J 2 2 Hunt 2b 4 110 4 1 1 I B Tavlor e 4 110 110 0 ChrTpher rf 5 0 3 1 5 3 3 1: Hickman cf 5 0 2 1 3 10 0 Smith 3b 3 0 0 0 11 2 31 Altman If 4 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 McMillan H 3 0 0 0 4 110! Elliot ph 0 0 0 0 2 110 StaHarr) p 1 0 1 Oi 1 0 0 0 Sutherland p 1 0 0 Oj I Can'aro ph 1 0 fl 0: 1 Gonder ph 10 0 0 : S"iuel st 0 0 0 0 3) 11 11 I Tolali 3 4 11 4 01S 110 003—11 ) 20O 101 000— 4 1 Tavlnr McMillan 3 Smith i Sutherland Samuel DP-SI Louis 1 Mw fhii-rl anA Miln'Ywk 1 LOB - St Loult S New York 10 ii 0BBivr S long and loud applause in the crowded court room ruiroohrr fiery roach of the Los Angeles Dodgers had been named In a $10-000 alienation of affeetion suit brought by Rene Morin 51 of Middlebury Mnrin had accused Durocher of stealing the love of his 'I -year-old wife Anna while at the same time wooing his willowy daughter Carolyn Durocher said he was "gratified" by the verdict "It was the only thing they could have done" he said Carolyn Morin who said in earlier testimony she refused Durncher'g proposal of marriage because she needed "time" but would "reconsider if the offer was still open" broke inlo a wide grin when the verdict was announced Carolyn's three sisters and her father were in the courtroom hut her mother was not present Rene Morin sat impassively while (he jury was out and shook his head slightly when the verdict was read Chief Superior Judge Nalt Divoll Jr who delivered a lio-minute charge to the jury be fore the panel began deliberation ordered each member polled individually The jury stood up one-by-one and announced "innocent" After the poll was completed the clerk of courts announced that the "respondent was not liable for damages" Morin's attorney Gerard Trudeau said he "would probably appeal" Durocher said later plans to rejoin his baseball team on the west coast "were not certain" "I'll probably slay around for a few riavs" he said ?sc£uie Sels Record r er bb so homer and a line drive single i i i ' which drove in the winning run 3 3 0 J as Greensboro Cone defeated 0 0 1 1 Charlotte Legion Post 9 6-5 Sat-1 — :urday I Greensboro thus grabbed a 1-0 lead over Post 9 in the best of1 seven Area III American Legion Junior baseball finals Righthander Luther Smith working In relief of starter Jimmy Vickers picked up his third victory against no defeats He gave up four hits walked Warren ss Vesseils 2b Lm rjs 3b Rovrt rf Hull ib Moodv r Hill If Tinker rt Rich ds v P 4 110 Harnett alio Skmnpr 10 10 Vickers 3 0 0 0 Smith i 3 S 10 3 Totals The trams clash a2ain Mnn- COLl'MBIA SC - iT" -Susie' day night at Griffith Tark in Resseguie of Johnston Memorial charlotte at 7:15 YMCA set a new American record Saturday in the ftfiO - yard Raker who collected a thud of freest vie in the final dav of the Cone's six hits drilled a line to 14th annual Palmetto Open loft-centcr field to break a i-i tie Rnnaes ii iu Totals A r cnampionsnips :aturnay 111 -"-im uhum mii at Maxcy Gregg Pool N'unn had reached base on a post t Alice Driscoll of Lakeside i fielder's choice and stolen second greensboko Swim Club of Louisville Ky before Raker delivered his clutch f — Tinker S!wp heat the old American mark of blow post i rreensnoro ) :3 in the 220-varH hreastroke Baker had tied the contest I " ii iL u rr ni n-it swimming it in 2 - w"" " '" " Mr ! u :er John Richanls during Cone's I Johnston Memorial YMCA winners: i f women s iwo freesivie-Susie Ressegu-fi e-run second inning r our ie 10 128 (New American record eld walks Raker 'S blast an Clldf recorrj iujimi 'r A'omen-s 220 treeslyle Susie Posspqu and Clem Medleys twnilin lev 2 ?' 7- as League hit to shoit left did rvien s itv nrpasisirnne -wrtii 3ipiniiTe 2 510 Stove Wins Without A Pitch By WILT BROWNING Observer Sports Writer Hornet reliefer Hal Stowe won a game in Clark Griffith Park Saturday night without making a pitch The Belmont lefthander had just been called in in the top of the ninth after Asheville had scored four runs to tie the game at 5-5 Roberto Herrera was on first with two out Stowe unraveled his silky smooth pick-off play to first — catching the big catcher - first baseman five feet from the base He was put out by second ( baseman Frank Quilici in a rundown Charlotte then went on to win in tne Dotiom oi me inning fi-5 j Ron Flender who hasn't returned to full-time duty since suffering an attack of pneumonia in June was Charlotte's offensive hero however Flender cracked a single in i the bottom of the ninth scoring Bill Bethea from second with the winning run in something of an 1 apologetic gesture to the 1318 fans for blowing a 5-1 lead in the ninth inning to make all the Hornet oddities and heroics necessary in the first place Jose Martinez walked to open the top of the ninth but starter Garland SJufflett retired the next two batters and had a 3-1 count on George Spriggs before the Tourist right fielder lifted his ninth homer over the left field wall (riming Charlotte's margin to two runs Roberto Pena doubled and that was all for Shifflett But Pena crossed with the fourth Tourist run when Elmo Plas-kett slammed another double off the riffht renterfield wall off reliefer George Miller j Before Miller was sent to the showers Herrera drove Plaskett home with a single to tie the score bringing Stowe to the mound for probably the easiest victory he has ever earned Lntil the ninth inning Char lotte had been in command taking control first on a two - run oumurst m tne tnird innins Turn to Page fi-I) Col 3 POST GREENSBORO ab r h bi ab r h bi SI 20 Medley rf 4 0 2 2 " mini mums 5011 Th pson ss 4000 red l hlacnner raced across 2100 ca°rThesrib i m o w th hp first rlln on a sacrifice 5 0 2 1 Nunn K 3200 fly to right bv Luke Yasser and 4 0 1 0 Baker in 4 12 4 tjnn mj' u uj 7ioo 1 iiimfi wiim iidii sin- iiio gled and advanced on a thrnw-i S I o inK Pn'°r' scored on a single by 37 1 1 4 Dan Hasan Frank Quilici had just doubled in the seventh inning when Be- Ihea powered his fifth homer of lob in iim- mc icrjicin tence to 212 000 000 050 000 10X a( HR Paker SR-Nunn Post ? 1 Mersey 1 ?R Lemnnds S— Medley DP — R trnards Rnnries L I V ir k e-s Sin Ih ''A 1 n pfhairts tared 1 bailees m 2nd 7 1 ' 1 1 put the Hornets in front 1-1 Ilagan scnrerl the fifth Char-r er br so lolp tally m the eighth when i 3 he singled with two out tnlp Tint his second hase of the ni-hf and a single by Tnmmv i the damage DKMKS HE SPIT ON UMIMHK a i i rk at ft c r L 1 1 ttL IO M J I- J y MS I I I LXJij — J J Hit 2B— Bnyer Sarlerki Brock MR- Altman Shannon on first started a dou-"i SB-Brnm s unnn 2 shannon -— Javier Kraneonol SF - Brock Javier : ble steal hut Rover was trapped ii h r er bbso I'fin I lip Pilol in a rundown However he ran ' r Tyi'nr 2 10022 Stallarrl 15 11 ? 4 4 3 0 2 I 2 0 n Coach Tele Peiser of the Los Sutherland 1 I200 4n nanrc A U S't run a-iH while Tav-! Wakeiiem j o n o 1 i -""- "- sa- run aifi wnne ia-H(in( 4 3 2 o o al League hitlers in nil with HIP nail foiling 1BP-Bv SarlecH (Taylor) by Suther lann iSaflcckl) rB-McC4rvr T-44' los angf:les - on - In- fielder Vic Power accused of spitting in an umpire's fare was suspended 10 days and fined $250 Saturday by American League President Joe Cronin The 32-year-old Iis Angeles infielder denied the charge Angel General Manager Fred llaney said he would ask Cronin for a hearing Since a player must hf (akrn off the payroll during a period of suspension Power would stand to lose about $1750 counting the $250 fine 3 senred on t'mphlett Ashcville's rn!y run until Hip ninth came in the fifth when Fd Sada walked and scored on hark to-hac k singles bv Fd Napoleon and Martinez Man- Mecklenburg I321 faces Asheville's Gary Waslewski l-fli m me nnit pame of the nes ai 215 pm todav se- right over Met catcher Hawk Taylor for a lor lay supine ay Shannon raced across 1 a— i4s The punishment dealt Power is one of the most severe in when the team represented! In recent years Brooklyn Ted Williams former Bos ton Tied Sox outfielder was fined $5onn by Cronin for spitting at fans in Kansas City in 1957 Several years ago Ron Chapman former major league outfielder hut then managing in the minors was suspended for an entire year for spitting on an umpire The Power incident occurred in Hip eighth Inninu of a Friday ninlit dnnlilf-headcr won hy (lie Chicago White Floyd Kotimson led off the inning with a double and (lepe Strphrns bunted Catcher Boh Rodgers fielded the ball and threw to Power at third hut Vic llonnchick said er off that ASHEVILLE CHARLOTTE ft L - J os rr In Pvhiiharh With nipire Hfibinvui was called safe by umpire I1111 llonochick on a close play "Power didn't show much emotion at the time" llonochick said Saturday "P 11 1 a 111 tie later Tony Cucrmelln 'the Chicago third base coach1 told me I'd made Ih" call ion per cunt right" "He humped me three tmies and spit in niv face" llonnchick said "(leliheratf-ly and willullv ' The first two times he bumped ne with his elicit and then he hutted me in the face ' I said lion I do that to me' and he rraied back and spit in my face ' I said 'You do 'h'l 0 11 c more time and I'll hit you 111 the face' " Power said "Spit on hinr How could I do that" Do 1 look like that sort of person 1 ' 1 curbed and I tot close ) him but I don't spit on run-"' ah r h h Bnsrh ct a 0 0 0 Uhl'rter If Snng ri 4 1 1 2 Men'ra lb Pena ss 5 13 0 Vasser rt ei kett Ih r 5 12 1: Haqan lb Her'ra c lb 5 0 2 1 Umph't rf Sana lb 2 1 0 0 Onilici 2h Nap enn II 4 0 10 Btbea s Mar e? ?h 111) i7q rln c Oeinar p 1 0 0 0 Shifflett p Sbel'ck ph 10 0 ! Fienrler ph Toteu 15 5 t J Total! ab r h bf 4 12 0 4 110 10 11 4 12 1 4 0 11 4 110 12 2? 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 11 13 4 11 I ASH F Vlt I t CHARLOTTE 000 010 0O4 I 0O2 000 211 — t r Spurns Bethea I OB Asheville t Charlotte s m Pena 121 Qmiirl flas ken MR Relhea (51 Snnqq () SB - Haoan I?) DT Ashevill reinar Colpaerl He r?h er ( Shitfletf AAil'er Stnwe 1 A S - lquie'clo SF Vasser IP H i 1 2 1 'i 111 4 2 1 I 0 2 1 1 3 n R ER IB 10 4 111 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Miliar later! ? batterj n 9lh 1 n 0 0 WO - (nlpaer 'pairjl (21 T 2 21 A - IVI

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