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16 - Wed., March 11, 1964 Redlands Daily Facts Terriers win 3-1 Garcia sets Chino down with two hits Redlands high Terriers rolled to a 3-1 win over Chino high on Ron Garcia's neat two hitter yesterday on the RHS diamond. Coach Joe DeMaggio's batters administered the first defeat of the season to the Chino nine. For the game Garcia struck out nine and retired the last 12 men in order. He only faced 26 batters during the game. Second baseman Franli Lopez chalked up the first Terrier run in the opening frame when he singled and then came home on an out following an error. In the bottom of the third Basil Lobaugh smashed out a homer to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead. In the fifth Mike Mathews and George Rodgers both singled to drive in the final Bed- lands run. Sophomore Allan McCall started behind the plate for Redlands and Larpf Ekema a' junior was in action at third. During the entire game the outfield didn't have a play to m a k e against the Chino nine. Friday the Terriers tangle with the Yucaipa high Thunderbirds on the T-Bird diamond. Tuesday Redlands hosts Riverside Poly in the Citrus Belt League opener. Chmo 001 000 0—1 2 4 Redlands .101 010 x—3 6 1 Sagouspe, Monger (4) and Ades, Galando (5); Garcia and McCaU. Bulldogs lose to La Verne 3-0 Doyle Lyman twirled a four hitter to give La Verne College a 3-0 shutout victory over the University of Redlands Bulldogs yesterday on the UR diamond. Coach Paul Taylor's Bulldogs managed only four hits durmg the nine innings while La Verne collected 11 and the win. It was the third straight loss for Redlands. Friday the Bulldogs host San Diego State at 3 p.m. in anoth er non-conference game. R e d- lands dropped La Verne 6-5 in their first meeting this year. La Verne .000 100 020-3 11 2 Redlands .000 000 000-0 4 2 Optimist track meet Saturday The Annual Junior high school track and field meet sponsored by the Optimist club will be held Saturday at the Redlands high track. Opemng the day will be the field events at 9 a.m. with the running races at 9:30 a.m. Participants from Yucaipa, Cope, and Redlands junior highs will he in action. This year for the first time there will be event for junior high school girls. First place medals will be awarded in all events with ribbons gomg to the next tliree places. A trophy will go to tlie high point ninh grade earn. Students may signup at the participating schools. There will be separate classes for seventh, eighth and ninth grade boys. Events will include, shotput, long jump, liigh jump, 50 yard dash, 440 relay, 330 yard run and the pole vault in the ninth grade. High price for soccer star BLACKBURN, England (UPI) —Everton purchased center forward Fred Pickering from the Blackburn Rovers Tuesday for $224,000. The aU-Ume British record for the sale of a soccer player was set in 1962 when Jfanchester United purchased Denis Law from Turin of Italy for $322,000. Yucaipa drubs Rim of World Yucaipa High Tliunderbirds won 11-0 over Rim of the World high on the T-Bird diamond yesterday. Sophomore Terry Rainbow struck out seven batters in four complete innings to lead the Thunderbirds. Dennis Hare and Allyn Arps completed the three hit shutout for coach Don Gifford's mounds- men. Walter Dean, Ron Selby, Tim Wade and Tom McDermott each had two hits for Yucaipa in the non-league game. The Thunder bird junior varsity blasted Rim 16-7. Rim World 000 000 0— 0 3 3 Yucaipa .010 802 x—11 8 2 Knudson, Brown (4) & Hunstock; Rainbow. Hare (5), Arps, (6) & Lewis, Wade (5). JV score: Yucaipa 16, Rim 7. Nicklaus and Palmer only $250 apart DUNEDIN, Fla. (UPI) — A mere S250 separated Jack Nicklaus and runner-up Arnold Palmer today in pro golf's 1964 dollar derby. Nicklaus, who has captured one of three tournaments this year leads in official earnings with $12,100. Palmer has made $11,850 but still is looking for his first victory after six tournaments. NBA Stondings Eastern Division W. L. Pet. Boston 56 20 .737 Cincinnati 53 24 .688 Philadelphia 31 41 .431 New York 21 56 .273 Western Division W. L. Pet. San Francisco 45 30 .600 St. Louis 44 31 .587 Los Angeles 38 37 .507 BalUmore 30 45 .400 Detroit 20 54 .270 Tuesday's Results Detroit 114 CincinnaU 103 St. Louis 124 New York 105 San Francisco 129 Bait. Ill (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at St. Louis Baltimore vs. Los Angeles at Long Beach, CaUf. (Only games scheduled) iR OR BETTEL,, %if :-..»8 ^By JULIUS B0R0S \<6^/ 5-U.S. OPEN CHAMPION 2-SPEED UP There are more people who play too slowly than there are who play too fast. There seems to be a tremendous tendency to play golf slowly and deliberately, both in regular play on the club course and in tournament competition. It's fashionable these days to ook every shot over as look every shot over as though your life depended on it before ever making a move to shoot. While television has helped greatly to popularize the game, it has also helped slow it down by dramatizing those moments when the professionals are studying shots worth thousands of dollars. It hurts my game to play slowly and I beheve that applies to many others. I learned to play fast when I started and that became my normal pace, regardless of the situation. The more most people dilly-dally before shooting, the more they become confused. It really becomes just a matter of pattern. Anyone can play fast if he wants to. He doesn't have to make a production out of every shot in the round. \Vhen I step up to the tee, li make up my mind about thej shot immediately. You are going to want to make a mental image of where you want the ball to go b«;fore you shoot anyway. So, when you step up to the tee, take a look down the fairway, draw your mental picture, and get at it. The shot isn't going to look any different regardless of bow STEP UP to the fee, Uke a look down the fairway, draw vour mental picture, and get at it long you look at it. You know bow the wind is bloning, how far you want your shot to go and where you want to direct it What else is there to determine? It doesn't take but a fraction of a minute to figure those elements out and all there is left to do is shoot fFrora the book, "Tar Golf or Bitter" by Julius Boras. Copyright by Prentice-HaU, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, .VJ.) Loyola heads for second By United Press International Loyola of Chicago's race horse type game mastered the Thoroughbreds and re - established a pattern designed to send the Ramblers to their second straight NCAA basketball championship. Loyola, using an ironman offense, defeated the Murray (Ky.) State Thoroughbreds, 101 91, Tuesday night in a first round Mideast regional touma ment game. The Ramblers also beat an Ohio Valley Conference champion last year (Tennesse Tech) in an opener en-route to tlie UUe. Ohio University went into overtime to stop Louisville, 7169, m the other half of a doubleheader at Evanston, 111., while in a Western twinbill at Eugene, Ore., Seattle upset Oregon State, 61-57 and Utah State dged Arizona State, 9290. Loyola next faces Michigan and Ohio U. takes on Kentucky in second round regional action at Minneapolis, Minn., Friday night. Seattle mets UCLA and Utah State plays San Francisco at CorvaUis, Ore. The same night. Hit Century Mark Coach George Ireland used his five Loyola starters until less than a mmute remained in the Murray State game' and each of the players hit in double figures as the Ramblers went over the century mark for the 10th time this season. Jim Coleman had a team high of 27 points and Jim Egan scored 24. With four members of last year's title team in the lineup, Loyola outscored the Kentuckians, 24-3, in a late first half tear that gave the Ramblers a 54-43 halftime lead. Jim Jennings topped Thoroughbred scorers witli 24 points. Jerry Jackson and Paul Story netted free throws with 40 seconds remaining in overtime to advance Ohio U. in tourney competition. J u d d RoUiman sent Louisville into a 65-all tie at the end of regulation time, but a basket by Story and| Jackson's two foul shots sent the Bobcats in front by four points. Louisville again knotted the count in tlie last minute, but committed the fatal fouls in attempts to gain possession of the bail. _ Haley Leads Ohio Mike Haley's 17 points led Ohio U. and John Reuther scored 27 for Louisville. Seattle pulled the first real surprise of the tourney by beating Oregon State and prevented retirmg Beaver Coach Slats Gill from gainmg his 600th victory. The Chiefs lost twice to Oregon State this season and appeared destined for another setback as they trailed by 10 points with five mmutes remaining. But guard Charlie Williams, who scored all his 12 points in the second half, put Seattle in front at 58-57 with a key three-point play with 2:16 left. Oregon State's seven-foot Mel Counts, playing with four fouls in the last 15 minutes scored 27 points. Utah State avenged last season's tourney loss to Arizona State as 6-foot-6 Wayne Estes deposited 38 points. His final basket with 1:20 to go put the Aggies in front for good. It was a struggle for Utah State all the way. The Aggies trailed, 48-43, at halftime and were behind 70-60 with TA minutes remaming. But Estes' stand-out play rallied Utah State. His performance overshadowed the 29 pomts for Arizona's Art Becker and the 25 by Joe CaldwelL NAIA Action In concluding first round NAIA games at Kansas City. Mo., Emporia State (Kan.) breeze past Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 93-68; Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) defeated Buena Vista (Iowa), 109-94; St Qoud (Minn.) toppled Jersey City (N .J.), 66-47; High Point (N.C.) ousted Ferris State (Mich.V 86-72; Kentucky State beat Redlands (Calif.), 71-65; top-seeded Pan American (Tex.) whipped Lacrosse (Wis.), 94-82, and Central Oklahoma Slate trampled Ccdarville (Ohio), 95-40. The NCAA college division tourney opens at Evansville. Ind., today with eight schools vjing for the championship. Hofstra (N.Y.) mets Akron (Ohio) and Adelphi (N.Y.) faces North Carolina A &T in afternoon games and an eve ning card pits two-time champion Evansville against California Poly and Southeast Missouri vs. State College of Iowa. The semifinals will be staged Thursday night and the finals Friday night READY AND WAITING — Redlands Racers basketball team is ready to go against the los Angeles Rams hoopsfers tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the Redlands High Terrier gym. Shown are front (l-r) Bud Shirtcllff, John Befhke and Bob Wagner. Rear, (l-r) Steve Mateljan, Ed McCluskey, Sonny Capehart and George Leja. Tickets will be on sale at the door for the City of Hope benefit game. (Photo by Jim Sloan) Trout plant in local waters The Department of Fish and Game has scheduled the stocking of catchable-size rainbow trout this week in the following San Bernardino lakes and streams: Lake Arrouliead, Lake Gregory and Little Bear Creek. At Empire Bowl: City League High Game — Jon Cutting 222, Series — Bob Phelps 601. 200 Club — Don Pcttey 202. Rich Sepulveda 204, Bob Phelps 212, Stan Wassenaar 213, Oscar Pool 211, Darrell Johns 203, Clay Granger 202, Jon Cut ting 222, Floyd Harrington 204, Virgil Rupe 203. Standings: Micro Lube 68-36, Poe and Richards 64-40, Buds Richfield 62-42, Sorenson Engineering 51 - 53, Langc and Runkel 49-55, Village Barber Shop 47",'i-56Vi:, Jlorbitzers BBQ 40!'i-63Vi:, Advertisers 34-70. Ladies Scratch Trio High Game — Judy Pool 224, Tem Goddard 708. 200 Club — Judy Pool 224, Ce leste Jones 201, Sue Barnes 202, Merriam Loeffler 217. Standings: Sedgirick 61 - 43, Jim Glaze 60-44, Steak Eaters 57V4-47V4, McCartneys 52 - 52, Di Carios 43'/4 - 60'/^, Tenax Town 38-66. Tuesday Nite Ladies High Game and Series — We noka Amos 216, 556. Standings: DeVolls Market iTA-SOVi, Jacks Chevron 44-34, Standard stations 41-37, Marys Cleaners 40 - 38, Tri City Concrete 38Vb - 39'/i, Brookside Market 37^2-40',*:, Farmers Daughters 3741, Big Four Mar ket 26'/i-51Vi. City of Hope High Game and Scries — Dot MuUenix 189, 490. Standings: Her Majesty 63 25, VanWieren 60-28, Hals Li quor 49-39, Emerich and Mc Dowell 46-42, Levincs 44'/i-42Vi, PCA 43-55, Smiths Union Oil 4Z'A-i5¥t, L and B Supply 38li 491*, Shawver Shell 37-51, Sirtt cliff Const. 19Vi-68Vi. Tuesday A.M. High Game and Series — Vi Huisken 232, 573. Standings: Rolling Pms 47-25, Pm Ups 42-29V4, Ten Pins 41-31, Toppers 40-32, Sidewind ers 3T6-3i>A, Checkmates 33^ 38'/^, Cinnabard 26-46, Untouchables 20V4-51'/i. 8S5 Majors High Game and Series — Sonny Capehart 255, 631. 200 Club — Jerry Lerpening 201, Robert Nottingham 223, Don Pettey 212, Al Ward 202, 202, Dan Bartolomei 221, Leo Puchalski 204, Lua Green Bouton ready to sign, but not happy FORT L.WDERD.\LE, Fla., (UPI) — Jim Bouton, although admitting he's "not very happy at the •way things turned out, was ready to sign his contract with the New York Yankees today for an 80 per cent pay hike. The young righthander, who was holding out for $20,000 ac cepted the club's final offer of $18,000 Tuesday from his home in Ridgewood, N.J., and left Tuesday night for Fort Lauderdale. "I really have no recourse in the matter ... I'll probably sign tomorrow," Bouton said before taking off for the Yankees' spring training headquarters. General Manager Ralph Houk had warned Bouton that if he failed to come to terms by midnight tonight he would be fined SlOO for every day he refused to sign. 202, Sonny Capehart 255, Gene Nottingham 222, Duane Sauvage 202, Bill Nottingham 214, Bob Lawrence 202, Dick Watson 218, Roman Swantek 202, Geo. Lmcohi 2041 Al Otterbeck 210, Bob Dutrick 220, Lou Vogt 228, John Lagerquist 233, Red Pool 204, Roland Mason 232, Roger Cooley 204. Standings: Culligans Soft Wa ter 55-22>/i, Skyberg Const. 46'/4-31>c, Ells Heating and Air 45Vi-32'/i, State Farm Ins. 40-38, Knights Flying A 39 • 39, Bil Youngs Service 39 - 39, Steakeaters Inn 38'/4-39V4, Jet Music Co. 30-48, Burgeson Heating and Air 29'/i-48V'2, W a 11 e n Ponliac 26!^-51VJ. 800 Handicap High Game and Series — Don Snyder 246, 616. 200 Club — Don Snyder 246, Ira Anthony 214, Claude Hill 205, Ben Cripe 223, Lonnie Cawart 209, Buck Clack 209, Emmett Baach 204, Dale Little 202, George Lowry 209. Calimesa Pharmacy 26 - 10, American Furniture 231^ - 12V4, Carmi and Marchese 20 - 16, Jacinto and Son 18-18, Hermans Furniture 18-18, United Citrus 16V4-19M1, Walts Carpet Showroom 15-21, Redlands Sanitation 15-21, Cookson and Co. 14-22, Gutter Tramps 14-22. Sacred Heart Community High Game — Don Poe 227, Pat Buyak 233, Series — Leo Wilkinson 600, Pat Buyak 540. 200 Club — Cart Hyman 212, Leo Wilkinson 215, Harold Sullivan 202, Don Poe 227, Stan Su- Usz 204, John Gagliardo 2o2, Fred Duperron 214, Pat Buyak 233. Standings: Hispots 771-i - 26V3, Michigan Four 66-38, Alley Gaiters 65«!-38M:, Spare Makers 6440, Green B's 6242, Easterners 59-45, Split NLx 58-46, Pin Poppers 54V3-49V4, Lucky Twelve 53 51, Shamrocks 50-54, Guys and Dolls 48V4-55V4, Forpins 48 - 56, Cosa Nostra 42-62, Serpentine Four 3814-65V4, Go Getters 2975, Pm Busters 27V4-76V4. At Tri City Bowl: Monday Six High Game — H. Atwood 182, P. Bossman 183, Series — F. Hooper 499, P. Bossman 524. Standings: Hillview Apartments 24V4-15V4, Team Four 23'A-16'A, Roys Barber Shop 23 17, Team Five 20-20, FOUR B's 15-25, Team Six 14-26. Rainbirds Ladies League High Game and Series — Lyda Smith 191, 469. Standings: The Coolers 61'.^- 38Vi, Tri City Terrors 59 - 41, Boo Boo's Si'/iAShi, Sparetim- ers 52>,i-47Vi, The Spoilers 4258, Odd Strikers 30V2-69Vi. Houston Colts on way up says manager COCOA, Fla. (UPI) — The Houston Colts, like the New York Mets, have been an object of baseball pity ever since they were created three years ago. But, according to Manager Harry Craft, you don't have to pity them any longer. "We're ready to start moving upward in the standings," Craft predicted. "I figure we could finish as high as sixth." The Colts finished eighth in 1962, then: first year in the National League, and nmth last season. Craft is basing his hopes for a higher finish on a blend of veterans and youth. The Colts' major additions have been second baseman NeUie Fox fi-om the V/bite Sox, infielder Eddie Kasko from the Reds and pitch er Jim Owens from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. Sees Settling Influencs "Fox and Kasko wiU setUe down our infield," Craft predicted. "Last year we had only 100 double plays, the least of any club in the major leagues. We should come up with a lot more this season with Fox and Kasko out there in the middle." Craft likes his infield and his pitching. "With Pete Runnels on first. Fox at second, Kasko at short and Bob Aspromonte at third we are improving our defense," Craft claimed. "And tliat is vital for we do not score many runs as a result we can't afford to give up any unearned runs." I think Owens will help us, too. He pitched well agamst us when we faced him last year so we decided to take a chance on him. He could joint Dick Farrell, Don Nottebart and Ken Johnson in our starting rota tion. "That would free Hal (Skinny) Brown for spot starting assign ments and long relief." Counts On Youth In Hal Woodeshick, the Colts have one of the best' relief pitchers in the league. "Pitching always has been our strongest point and it figures to be again," Craft said. "But we are going to give our pitchers more support this year." The outfield will feature youth with 21-year-old Jim Wynn in center and 19-year-old Rusty Staub in right. "Our future rests with kids Uke Wynn, Staub and catcher John Bateman," Craft said. "At any rate, they can stop pitying us. We've reached the stage where we can take care of ourselves." Dodgers start spring series in Mexico City ^^ERO BEACH, Fla. (UPI)— The Los Angeles Dodgers ^vill apparently start their spring exhibition schedule in a three- game series in Jlexico City starting Friday without two of their biggest stars—Maury Wills and Frank Howard. Wills ended his contract holdout period last Saturday when he telephoned Dodger general manager Buzzie Bavasi from his home m Spokane, Wash., and agreed to terms. But the death of Wills' father in Washington, D.C., Monday night has further delayed the shortstop's arrival in camp. Wills wired Bavasi and told him he was in Washington for his father's funeral, but did not say when he would arrive. Big Frank Howard has had permission to remam at his Green Bay, Wis., home to settle "personal" matters. Bavasi said the outfielder is due at Vero Beach Friday. "If he doesn't, show then I'll give him a call and find out why," Bavasi said. The Podgers now have three pitchers who have turned. in • three-inning stints on the mound- during intrasquad games—Don Drysdale, Pete Richert and Bob MiUer. Drysdale was especially ef-. fective in his three innings onr Tuesday, allowing two singles and striking out two batters. .Manager Walt Alston rated him "very good." Rookie Wes Parker's bases-, loaded single in the sixth and final inning won the game 1-0 for the Joe Hendrickson's over' the Phil Collier's. Sportswriter Hendrickson thereby won the typewriter managerial title in the intrasquad game series. Parker's hit was his 8th in 13 at-baU and came off Nick WUl- hite who pitched the final inning for both sides. Angels lose first game to Cleveland 9 to 7 MESA, Ariz. (UPD-The Chicago Cubs, who sent their "B" squad to Palm Springs for two early pre-season games with the Angels, faced Los Angeles today with what was expected to be their first team. The Angels lost their first spring exhibition game Tuesday in Tucson, 9-7, to the Cleveland Indians. Former Redteg slugger Wally Post, lookmg for a spot on the Cleveland roster, rocked Angel hurler Bo Belinsky for a three- run home nm in the first inning. Belinsky started shakily in the second inning, walking the first two men to face him. But Bo then proceeded to strike out the side. One of hii strikeout victims was ex-Angel Leott Wagner who went hiUesi in three trips. Angel shortstop Jim Fregosi homered with a man on in the third inning and backed Indian outfielder Chico Salmon to the 400-foot sign to haul in his long fly the next time up. Rookie Bobby Knoop, whom the Angels are grooming for th» second baseman's job this year, collected three singles in ai many at-bats. Dick Donovan of the Indians, making his first spring start, was the winning pitcher and Bill Kelso of the Angels was the loser. McCluskey to choose from two cars INDIANAPOLS (UPI) — Veteran Indianapolis 500 driver Roger McCluskey, Tucson, will have two cars to choose from for the 1964 Memorial Day Clas sic. Builder Gordon Van Lieu, Houston, Tex., named McCluskey as driver of two cars — a new, rear-engine creation and a conventional^ car which was driven last year by Dempsey Wilson. Lakers dovm Bullets 122-112 LONG BEACH (UPI) — The Los Angeles Lakers will try to score two in a row over the Baltimore Bullets tonight in a concerted effort to make a running start at he National Basketball Association playoffs. The Bullets defeated by Los Angeles 122-112 Monday night and 129-111 by the San Francisco Warriors Tuesday night get together again with the Lakers tonight—this time at the Long Beach Arena. Laker Coach Fred Scbaus said Jim King will sart for the second time this season. "I liked the way King handled himself Monday night as a starter," aid S c h a u s. "He makes us want to run, and when we do that we're tough." With five games remaining on the Laker schedule, the team is assured a third-place finish in the NBA Western Division and appears to be in good condition for the playoffs. Elgin Baylor and Jerry West are operating at peak efficiency, providing the confidence necessary for an all out battle for the playoff money. Coach Schaus, for one, thinks his squad can beat iotb St Louis and San Francisco. Harness racing opens at Santa Anita ARCADIA (UPI) - Harness racing moves into Santa Anita racetrack Thursday when the Western Harness Racing Association open its 20-day spring meeting. The opening day's program features the $7,000 Girl of Uie Golden West Trot and Uie $6,000 Riverside Trot. The pacers take over the featured race the next two days with the Arcadia Pace heading Friday's program and the Elks Pace the top event on Saturday. Some of the nation's top drivr ers were on hand for the meeting mcluding Jimmy Cruise, Joe O'Brien, Jim Dennis, Jacques Grenier, Eddie Wheeler and Lloyd Daulton. The meeting will distribute approximately a half- million dollars in purses. Highlights of the four-week meeting are the $20,000 Californian Trot April 1 and the $20,000 California Pace April 4. Racing is scheduled Tuesdays through Saturdays with the track dark on Good Friday, March 27. Nine race are scheduled daily with post time at 1:30 p.m. SELL IT TOMORROW With low-cost CTassified Ads Chargers camp at Escondido SAN DIEGO (UPI)—The San Diego Chargers, champions of the American Football League, will train this summer in Escondido. A football field and training room are now under construction next to the Holiday Inn Motel where the team win be quartered. The facilities will be completed when the players arrive in mid-July. The Chargers trained last year at Rough Acres Ranch in easterii San Diego County after two years at the University of San Diego. Baseball clown prince eager at 71 By OSCAR FRALEY UPI Sports Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI)—As energetic and eager as any rookie, 71-year-old Al Schacht began "spring training" today for his 50th year as the clown prince of baseball. 'Actually this is my 54th year of baseball since I started wiUi Erie in 1910," said Schacht after a half-hour workout in a rubber suit "If I don't make it this year, I'm gonna quit" Schacht, of course, has had it "made" for years and his spring training" is no gag because he will do 15 shows this season while running a restaurant at the New York World Fair as well as his long estab­ lished bistro in New York. His trademark, known to mil lion of fans, is the top hat and the swallow tailed coat All of which goes back to his first "gag" appearance at Buffalo in 1914. Rents Tails "I was pitching for Newark and one day outside the Buffalo park I saw this horse-drawn hack," he remembers with a grin. "The guy had a top hat and tails. 1 rented the whole works and, when the game was set to start, I rode out from imder the stands on this nag with the high hat and tails on, and rode all the way to the mound." Schacht only lasted three innings and had to walk to the showers but in later years that top hat and those tails became liis imiform. The man with only a sprinkling of gray in his black hair jokes about his pitching, but he was one of the good ones imtil an injured arm forced him to the coaching lines and then into the business of clowning his way to fame. From 1913 through 191$, he was with Newark and the Giants beckoned him in 1917, but a sore arm ruined this bid. "Then, in 1918, I won World War I," he dead-pans. "Nobody ever gave me the credit, but when I went in we were losing and when I left we had won." The year of "rest" had helped his arm and in 1919 with i Jersey City, Schacht won 20 games and posted a record ift shutouts which still stands sr. an International League mark Sold to Washington, Schacht in 1920 won five of the first sIS : games he pitched but sliding [into second base at Detroit be injured his arm "and ended a brilliant career." Schacht coached at Washington for 13 years and served two years with the Red Sox before he took on his first clown job at Houston in 1937. "I made more money in that one game than I ever had for pitching a full season," he still marvels. "Then I went to town, putting on 128 shows in 130 days for each of the next 10 years." -

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