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Promoter offers Clay $750,000 guarantee By JACK CUDDY UPl Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Promoter Al Bolan today offered Cassius Clay the biggest guarantee in boxing history, 5750,000 — "with the privilege of a percentage" — to defend his heavyweight title against ex-champ Floyd Patterson this summer. Patterson, only man to win the heavy crown thrice, would be fightiflg "for no purse" — just for the opportunity of "wresting the title away from Cassius X and the Black JIus- lims," the promoter explained. Bolan of New York, who was associated with the promotion of Patterson's last five title fights, po'mted out that he is 'making bis offer on the assumption that e-v-champion Sonny Uston will be imable to go through with a return match against Cassius this year be cause of his injured left arm— "or for other reasons." Because of the biceps injury Liston was unable to continue Mays clouts 425 foot hit over wall By United Press International Willie Mays had a "say hey" left over from last season. Mays, who clouted 38 home runs in 1963, celebrated the opening of the new Phoenix, Ariz., Municipal Stadium Sunday with a 425-foot shot over the centerfield wall as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 6-2. Commissioner Ford Frick, National League President Warren Giles and Giant President Horace Stonebam parUci- pated in pre-game ceremonies. But it was "say hey" Willie •who drew (he cheers of 8,582 fans as he laced a double and smashed the park's inaugural homer. Orlando Cepeda doubled and tripled for San Francisco, Tom Haller drove in two runs and Willie McCovey doubled before he left the game with a pulled groin muscle. The Giants collected 12 hits off Cleveland hurling and allowed six Indian safeties. Burly Jack Sanford went the first three innings for (he Giants and they were perfect frames. Mets Take Series The New York Mets departed from a three-game visit in Mexico City with a 9-4 victory. Bob Taylor's single broke a 44 tie in the seventh inning and Frank Thomas added the clincher with a grand-slam homer in the eighth. George Altman also connected for New York with a man on as the Jlets took the Mexican series, 2-1. Don Landrum collected five of the Chicago Cubs' 15 hits in a 9-6 triumph over the Boston Red Sox at Scottsdale, Ariz. Larry Jackson gave up a run in a three-inning stint for Chi cago. Garl Yastnemski belted a single and a double for Boston and drove in three runs. The Los Angeles Angels lim itcd the Cubs' "B" team to four hits and gained a 4-2 victory at Palm Springs, Calif. Fred Newman was an Angel batting star with a triple and a pitching sensation on the mound with a hitless three- inning chore. Rookie outfielder Dick Simpson of Los .Angeles was struck on the head by a pitch in the fifth inning, but preliminary X-rays showed no damage. The Milwaukee Braves defeated their Denver farmhands, 2-0, on four hits. Rico Carty drove in both runs with a sixth inning double. Dick Ncn, who hit a clutch homer for Los Angeles in the deciding three-game sweep last season that brought the Dodgers the NL pennant, went 4 for 4 in an intra-squad game. He doubled home two runs against ace moundsman Sandy Koufax in the first inning. Freese Homers Gene Freese homered and Jerry Lynch singled three times in a Pittsburgli Pirate mtra-,_ _ squad contest. Frecse's homer|?fn,^"f was a line shot over the lefl'^^" ^"'^ field fence off Joe Gibbon. WTiite Sox catcher J.C. Mar tin, a .205 hitter last season, drove in five runs with a pair of doubles at the Chicago camp as the CuccincUos beat the Metros, 6-4. Steve Hertz' lO-inning homer gave the Grays a 3-2 win over the Whites in a Houston Colt team game. The NVhites scored their runs on John Weekly's homer against Dick Farrell. Manager Yogi Berra ordered utility infielder Phil Linz to work out in the New York Yankee outfield.. .Hank Bauer, Baltimore skipper, said he will fighting after the sixth round on Feb. 25 at Miami Beach and lost the fitle to Clay on a seventh round TKO. Overcome Contract When reminded that Intercontinental PromoUons, Inc paid $50,000—the day before the Florida fight—for the righU to promote Clay's first tide defense, in case he upset Liston, young Bolan said tersely: "I don't beUeve we'll find that contract insurmountable.' Slender, brown-haired Al em phasized that the S750,000 Clay is "only a minimum guar antee" and that the total cham pion's percentage—a figure to be agreed upon—doubtless ly would exceed by far the guarantee. "I explained the guarantee and percentage in the tele grams I sent to Louisville (Ky.) to Cassius and to his manager. Bill Faversham," Bolan contin ued. Two closed-circuit television outfits already are eager to get rights to the proposed fight, Al stressed, "because it would be the richest ever staged—far richer than the Liston-Clay match at Miami Beach, where Sonny was a lopsided 7-1 favorite." A New Jersey bookmakei said the Clay-Patterson betting would start at even money. Not Enough Meanwhile, at Louisville Sunday night. Clay declared that the $750,000 guarantee was not enough for such a big "intema- Uonal bout." NoUng that Patterson had verbally attacked "my religion," in Patterson's "fight for no purse" challenge Saturday night. Clay said: "He'll be attacking Cairo, Egypt, the holy city of Mecca, Pakistan, Turkey and 300,000 (Muslims) in Amer^ ica." The champion, warming to his own words, declared: "He won't just be fighting Cassius Clay. And $750,000 won't be enough for this worldwide fight. What gave him enough confidence to think he's goin' to beat me? Vfby is it that my religion caused him to get so bold all of a sudden?" Clay's manager, big Bill Fa versham, said: "At this Ume we would not consider Bolan's offer." Cassius disagreed: "We still might, you know!" NCAA post season playoff under way Angels off to fine start, win twin bill PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (UPH —The Los Angeles Angels are off to another fine start in their spring training cxhibiUon games. The Angels, champions of the Cactus League last year, won tlieir first two games over the weekend, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-3 and 4-2. In Sunday's game, Barry Latman, who came to the Angels along with Joe Adcock when Leon Wagner went to the Cleveland Indians, pitched the first three innings, giving up one hit and striking out three. Fred Newman, who got credit for the victory, put down all nine men he faced, striking out three of them. The Angels scored three runs in the fifth inning when Cub pitcher Paul Jaeckle beaned Dick Simpson, yielded a triple to Newman, and Jay Johnstone, Jim Fregosi and Lee Thomas followed with singles. Simpson, rookie leftfielder, was taken to a hospital for X-rays, but they showed no damage. Tuesday, the Angels travel to Tucson, Ariz., to take on the Cleveland Indians in the first game of a four-game road trip. NBA Standings Eastern Division W. L. Pet. Boston 56 20 .737 Cincinnati 53 23 .697 Philadelphia 31 41 .431 .\ew York 21 55 .276 Western Division W. L. Pet. By United Press International It's getaway day for the NC.^! The National Collegiate Athletic Associations' 25-team post season extravaganza will be unveiled tonight in Philadelphia and Dallas, with the windup in Kansas City. March 21. A three-game program in the city of Brotherly Love sends Middle Atlantic champion Temple (17-7) against Yankee Conference winner Connecticut (1410); Ivy League titlist Princeton (19-7) faces VMI (12-11), upset winner in the Southern Conference; and Providence (20-5) meets Villajiova (22-3), in a clash of two af-large selections. The three winners advance to join Duke, Atlantic Coast Conference victor, in the second round at Raleigh, N.C. this weekend. Tonight's doublebeader in Dallas pits a pair of independents, Oklahoma City (15-10) vs. Freighton (21-5) and SouUiwest Conference champion Texas A&M (18-6) vs. Texas Western (23-2). The survivor of the latter game meets Big Eight champion, Kansas State. The Oklahoma City - Creighton winner tackles Wichita, Missouri Valley Conference playoff win ner, in the second round. Duke entered the NCAA picture Saturday night by taking convincing 80-59 decision from Wake Forest in the finals of the AUantic Coast Conference tournament. Michigan ends its regular season schedule tonight with a Big Ten game against Purdue, but the outcome is of litUe consequence. The Wolverines have akeady been lapped as the Big Ten representative in the NCAA playoffs. They recorded a 69-61 triumph over Iowa Sat ursday night while Ohio State was being upset by Jlichigan State, 81-80. This assured Michigan of at least a lie for the title with Ohio State and since the Buckeyes were the last of the two to play in the NCAA (1962), Michigan gels the nod this time. Buckeye fans got some consolation seeing Gary Bradds break three records in his last collegiate game. He broke the Ohio State mark for points in a season with 735, 12 more than Robin Freeman in 1956. He also set Big Ten standards for most points and most field goals in one season. Elsewhere over the weekend; San Francisco concluded its regular schedule with consecutive victory number 18, a 60-46 thumping of Loyola (CaUf.); DePaul defeated Dayton, 79-73; Kansas State scored a Big Eight win over Missouri, 88-68; New Mexico, leading in team defense, beat Utah, 93-65; Ohio University baUled to a 82-76 overtime victory against Toledo; Canjsius beat St. Bonavcn- ture, 87-74; and Bradley edged past St. Louis, 74-70. Hi, skip Yogi's talk may confuse but Yanks get meaning By MURRAY OLDERMAN Newspaper Enterprise Assn. FORT LAUDERD-ALE, Fla. —(NEA)—Last summer, Lawrence Peter (Yogi) Berra, coach of the New York Yankees, sat m the cool of the dugout next to Anthony Christopher (Tony) Kubek and said, "I'm going to manage this club." Kubek's finger described a bunch of circles around his right ear. So Berra turned his attention to Mickey Charles Mantle and asked, "How would you like to play for me?" Mantie tugged at the wad of gum in his cheek and blew a big bubble. This spring, Mantie, nattily attired in the blue blazer and gray trousers to go with his $100,000 salary, reported to the spiffy Fort Lauderdale Stadium which is training home for the Yankees and complained: "Imagine — he already knew he had Uie job. Well, at least Uiey don't ask me about my legs. Everybody wants to know about Yogi." One of the most significant sights of recent baseball history is the lumpy, shambling figure of Yogi Berra, directing operations of Uie proudest dyn asty in Uie history of baseball. His predecessor, Ralph Houk, sometimes ducks into the dugout, but he isn't even chewing a wad of tobacco because "it might splaUer all over this nice gray suit." Yogi stands wiUi his toes pointed in a duck waddle, one hand tucked in a back pocket, the other curled around bat or glove, and commands a precise workout, neaUy split into Ume segments. He politely answers all questions. He's neither droU nor comic embarrassed, nor does he even look grotesque any more. Baseball is Yogi's business. Only a few guys get to him, like Edward Charles (Whitcy) Ford, and dean of his pitching staff and his coach in that department. "You better," advises Ford, "learn how to say calisthenics. It's not calinesthetics." "Aw," says Yogi "they know what I mean," Berra's "first" as a manager is the introduction of setting-up exercises to all Yankee workouts to loosen up the players for the muscle-stretching work ahead. It was an idea he got last summer and told Houk, his general manager, that he was going to put in. When John Blanchard, the reserve catcher-infieldcr, came THE YANKEE SKIPPER Redlands Daily Facts Honday, Mar. 9, 1964-13 It's red hot Davis turns Oakland into football town to camp, he greeted Yogi, Skip." Yogi looked him up and down and grunted approval over the 10 pounds Blanchard had taken off his middle. He checked the gear in Blanchard's locker, noted the finger gloves, and said, "Put 'em in that box over there and keep 'cm there." It was Yogi's way of telling John he'd be a catcher this spring. Steve Hamilton. Uie tall left- handed pitcher who's a physical education instructor at Morehead College in Kentucky be- Los Angeles Baltimore DeU-oit 44 30 .595 43 31 .581 37 37 .500 30 43 .411 19 54 .264 Sunday's Results New York 140 Philadelphia 108 Boston 128 Dcti-oit 118 St. Louis 135 Baltimore 117 Saturday's Results Cmcinnati 104 Baltimore 101 Boston 112 Detroit 94 PhUadelphia 130 New York 115 San Fran. 120 Los Angeles 118 McManus, Reed win LA JOLLA (UPI)—Jim McManus of Berkeley and Whitney Reed of Alameda won the Paci- pitch Harvey Haddis againstjCc Coast men's doubles cham- American League clubs in'pionship Sunday by defeating Grapefruit League games...out-tDennis Ralston and Charles fielders Johnny Callison andiRombeau of the University of Wes Covington checked into thc.SouUiem California, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6 Philadelphia Phillies training'and 9-7. camp.. .George Selkirk. Washington Senators' general man- TREASURE HOUSE ager, said he would sell Ron Your unused furaiture or ap Kline to Toronto if Uie pitciier|pliances will find a ready mar- does not sign by Tuesday. ket thruugfa Uassified Ads. Conrad leads in final figures NEW YORK (UPI) - Bobby Joe Conrad of St. Louis ousted Bobby Mitchell of Washington as the National Football League pass-catching champion in final statistics published today, but Mitchell still led league receivers in three departments. Conrad o£ the Cardinals caught 73 passes, four more than the Redskins' flanker and just nme less than Uie NFL record of 84 set by Tom Fears of Los Angeles in 1950. Mitchell paced all receivers in yards gained for the second straight year (1.436) for an average of 20.8 j-ards per catch; made the longest reception (99 yards from George Izo to tie the league mark) and had the best one-game performance—11 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins 34-28 loss to Pittsburgh Nov. 17. Terry Barr of the Detroit Lions and Gary Collins of the Cleveland Browns tied for the most touchdown receptions (13) to replace Frank Clark of Dallas, who had 14 in 1962. Buddy Dial, formerly of the Steelers, had the highest average gain per catch (21.6) on 60 catches for 1,295 yards. Conrad gained 967 yards with his receptions for a 13.2 aver age per catch and 10 touch downs. Behind him in order according to the NFL rankings were Mitchell, Barr, Dell Shofner of New York and Dial. Art Wall wins golf tourney DORADO, P.R. (UPI)—.\rt Wall Jr., of Pocono Manor, Pa is the 1964 winner of the Sea gram Caribbean golf trophy. Wall, who previously had won at Maracaibo and Bogota clinched the cup Sunday when he won a four-hole playoff with Jay Dolan of Leicester, Mass., after the pair had finished the regulation 72 holes tied at 289 each. The victory gave Wall a total of 113 points toward the cup, 25 more than runnerup George Knudson of Canada. Wall won S1200 for his victory in the DO' rado Puerto Rico tournament and $1300 more in the Seagram jackpot. Juan (Chi Chi) Rodriguez of Puerto Rico finished in a tie with Jim Ferree of Crystal River, Fla., at 290 and Knudson was next at 291. Blades head for Denver LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The Los Angeles Blades took off for Denver today for their final game of the season against the Western Hockey League4eading Invaders. The Blades moved into a second place tie in the standings with PorUand Sunday night by downing the San Francisco Seals 2-0 in the Sports Arena. Dee signed as Notre Dame hoop coacli SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPD- Johnny Dee, a former Notre Dame athlete who has had nothing but success as a basketball coach, will try his luck with the Irish for the next four years. Notire Dame Athletic Director Edward Krause and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, executive vice president of the university, announced Saturday that Dee has signed a four-year contract as basketball coach. Dee, 40, succeeds Johnny Jordan whose retirement after 13 years as Notre Dame coach became effective at the end of the season. The Irish won 10 games and lost 14 Uiis season. Since lecvmg Notre Dame where he played both basket- baU and footbaU in Uie niid-40s, Dee coached Alabama's cage teams for four seasons, including an undefeated campaign and Southeastern Conference ti- Ue in 1956. Dee later coached the Denver Truckers of the National Industrial Basketball League for five seasons, leading them to one championship and three second- place finishes. He started the 1962-63 campaign as head coach of the Kansas City Steers in the .American Basketball League and had the team in first place when the circuit folded on Jan. 1, 1963. Reserve warden applicants sought Wanted: conservation-minded men in good physical condition, to work long hours under discipline for no pay and provide their own badge, gun, uniform and personal expenses. This call went out today from Department of Fish and Game regional headquarters in Los Angeles, which is accepting applications for Reserve Warden positions in land patrol in Southern California. Applications may be obtained from Uie DFG's regional office in Room 903, 217 West First stireet, in the Los Angeles Civic Center. Candidates are requested to apply in person. Working under the supervision of a regular DFG warden. Reserve Warden performs field duties which include patrolling areas of heavy use by sportsmen, checkmg hunting and fishing licenses, and similar assignments. Trained, unpaid Reserve War dens are especially useful, says the DFG, on seasonal opening days and holidays, when there are usually large concentra tions of outdoor recreaUonists afield. Only men of good character and in good health are selected. They must be between 21 and 40 years of age, inclusive, must be at least S'8" tall and must have true interest in protecting and preserving California's wildlife resources. Each appli cant must undergo a physical examination and an oral interview. Successful applicants are given at least 20 hours of formal training in law enforcement, ment, must complete course in First Aid and agree to devote a minimum of eight hours to field duty each month, as well as two hours to training. tween seasons, clucked, "Yogi is very well organized and very much aware." In the seclusion of lus manager's office. Yogi chews on cigar, the only manifestation of authority he picked up from Houk, and observes confidently, "I like managing these guys because I know 'em. I know who the wise guys are. Mantie asks me, 'You gonna be tough? You'll be taking aU my money.' "Only thing is these guys'U have to find other hangouts. I know all the old ones." It didn't sound like the same guy who was pulled off to one side a year ago in the same place by Ralph Houk. "You're going to manage," said Houk. "Manage who?" asked Berra innocenUy. O.-VKLAND, Calif. (UPI) Should anyone ask a resident of Oakland what man has done most for that city in the field of athletics, the answer invariably would be .Al Davis. The youthful head man of the Oakland Raider American Foot­ baU League team has turned the community into a red-hot footbaU town. He took over a stumbling team and has mould ed it into a winner... the talk of Uie AFL. His prescription for winning is "poise and pride." Not only did he inject it in his players but in the fans as welL In 1962 the Raiders won but a single game in 14 contests in AFh play. Last year the club was in contention until the final week and ended with a 10-4 mark. Attendance more than doubled as an average of 16,500 fans witnessed home games. Football's Youngest Davis—the youngest man in pro football to hold the dual role of head coach and general manager—will be 35 on July 4. His mind is one of the keenest in football and he possesses an uncanny ability to judge men. "I grew up in the streets of Brooklyn," said the blond bead coach, "and if anything teaches you about life that's it. You learn to imderstand the ne.xt guy." "The coaching profession," said Davis, "is the only dictatorial system where the dictator has to think of the individual. The development of poise and the ability to maintain it and not panic, helped us develop a deep sense of pride among our players and coaches. Poise and pride arc the foundation on which we'll continue to build the Raiders." There are few minds in foot­ baU sharper than Dans*. Many of his techniques have been published in coaching maga zines and he comes up with innovations continually. A Hobby Unlike most coaches who con centrate on one phase of the game, Davis is an expert on all of them. As he puts it, "Football is my hobby, my life." During the season he's in the office at 9 a.m. and departs about midnight. During the off­ season his hours are from 10 a.m. to about 11 p.m. Davis is not one who favors ballooning" untried rookie players. "We attempt to sell the team to the fans—not tickets— and hope they will stick with us we have a bad year," he said. Few arc keener judges of footbaU talent Davis has a second sense concerning gridders: and is considered one of the best recruiters in the business. Changes Coming "I was not appreciative of the entire rookie crop this year," he commented. "Look for a change in pro footbaU in a year or two. The rookie is going to find it tougher and tougher to make a squad. The smaller boys are getting bigger much quicker these days. We plan to build around a hard corps of veterans and we can't train rookies to step in immediately. The caliber of players in our league," said Davis, "is close to Uie NFL right now. Give San Diego three Chicago Bear players and the Chargers would run away with it aU in either league. It's just a question of time." Prior to taking over at Oakland, Davis coached at .Adelphi CoUege in New York, Ft. Belvoir, Va.. the Baltimore Colts, The Citadel, University of South- em California and the Saa Diego Chargers. "The Raiders have a long way to go to catch up with the class teams in our league," said Davis. "But, we're just starting to buUd our organization and it takes Ume." Lakers take on Bullets LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The Los Angeles Lakers, now hoping to salvage their season in playoff action, take on the Baltimore BuUets tonight in the first game of a two-game series. The Lakers, entrenched in third place in the Western Division of the National BasketbaU Association, feU to division-leading San Francisco Saturday 120118, after blowing a nine point" lead in the final period. Wilt Chamberiain led the Warrior attack, racking up 17 points in the fourth period, for a total of 47. Captain Elgin Baylor paced the Lakers with 35 points, whUe Jerry West scored only 24. Los Angeles meets Baltimore again Wednesday night for tha last time this season. Jesorno a winner AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico (UPI)—Jesorno won the featured JaUsco Purse by a neck over Count Chinita Sunday at Caiien- te Race Track. Jesorno, son of Osomo and One Jest, was ridden by Gene Peterson and paid $5.80 to win. In Saturday's featured Granadier Purse, Chadamine won by head over Monte Blanco. WHL standings W LTPtsGFGA Denver 42 22 2 86 252 190 PorUand 29 29 6 64 211 217 Los Angeles 28 28 8 64 195 223 Seattie 27 31 6 60 228 206 San Fran. 28 33 3 53 202 238 Vancouver 24 35 3 51 204 218 Sunday's Results Los Angeles 2 San Francisco 0 PorUand 5 Seattie 0 Saturday's Results Los Angeles 3 San Francisco 3 (tie) Monday's Schedule No games scheduled. HEAR THIS! 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