Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 20, 1964 · Page 13
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Monday, April 20, 1964
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Mays off to fast start By United Prtn lntcm<tien*I The 1964 National League baseball season is one week old and certain facts are clear. —Willie Mays hasn't lost an ounce of his old zip and is off to his finest major league start —The National League champion Dodgers are having problems. -The PhUaddphia PhilUes have the league's hottest rookie in Richie Allen. —The New York Mets have a gold mine. Amazin' Willie poled his ;5ixth home run in six games Sunday as the Giants pounded Cincinnati, 13-6. The 32-year-old cen- terfielder has now driven in 13 runs and -accounted for 27 total bases in 23 official at bats. His batting average is a resounding .391 and he's playing with a wrist taped as a result of being hit by a pitch in an exhibition game. Elsewhere, Milwaukee shaded Los Angeles, 3-2 in 12 innings Philadelphia clubbed Chicago, 8-1; the Mets whitewashed Pittsburgh 6-0; and St. Louis defeated Houston, 6-1. AL Action In the American League, New York- clipped Baltimore, 5-3; Minnesota split with Detroit, winning the first, 12-3, and dropping the nightcap, 3-1; Chicago shut out Boston, 6-0; Kansas City beat Washington, 5-1, in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader held to s'a innings by rain; and the Angels at Cleveland was washed away. Milwaukee's Eddie Mathews doubled home Felipe Alou in the 12th inning to hand the world champions their fifth straight defeat, equalling the Dodgers longest losing streak of 1963. The setback dropped Los Angeles into last place in the senior circuit with a 1-5 record. Don Drysdale gave up only three hits in seven innings and none in his first six frames. Bob Miner who worked only the last inning was the loser. Knuckleballer Bob Tiefenauer in relief of Warren Spahn, re-| ceived credit for the victory after hurling one-hit ball in four innings on the mound. Phillie third baseman Richie Allen socked two home runs and a single as Dennis Bennett scattered 12 Chicago hits. The rookie from Wampum, Pa., is hitting at a .-129 clip and seems to have filled the gap for Phil adelphia at the hot comer. Outfield is Hot The Phils' outfield of Johnny Callison and rookies Danny Ca ter and Johnny Hermstein con tributed seven more hits as Philadelphia held on to a half- game lead over San Francisco with a 4-1 record. With virtually the same ball club but a new ball park, the Mets drew 110,401 fans in three games over the weekend with the Pirates. And the World's Fair, located across the street from Shea Stadium, does not open until Wednesday and will undoubtedly attract many customers that the Mets would not ordinarily get Al Jackson, the Mets' win- nlngest pitcher last season with 13 triumphs, struck out six and walked only two as every starter except the pitcher registered a base hit against Pittsburgh loser Bob Veale and three relievers. Bob Gibson boosted bis record to a 2-0 by limiting the Colts to four hits. The big Cardinal righthander got all the runs he needed when St Louis scored twice in the second inning after Houston bad a 1-0 lead in the ot>ening frame. All six Cardinals runs came at the expense of Don Nottebart, including Julian Javier's two-run seventh <""'"g roundtripper. THE GENERAL PLOTS HIS CAMPAIGNS Alston refuses PPAR 0 to hit the panic button LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Man ager Walt Alston refused to hit the panic button today despite his World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers being in the midst of a five-game losing streak and at the bottom of the National League standings. "We find ourselves in the position where we haven't been able to put our hitting and pitciiing together," Alston com mented after Milwaukee beat Perkins wins over Grant KINGSTON, Jamaica (UPI)— Eddie Perkins, the world junior welterweight champion, today was uirsing a deep gash over his left eye, which he suffered in his successful title defense against Jamaica's Bunny Grant Perkins suffered the wound in the eighth round but still man aged to score a unanimous decision in a 15-rounder Saturday night The fitleholder from Chi cago weighed 139 pounds to Grant's ISTti. To pkty Russians MOSCOW (UPI)—Tbe touring United States amateur basketball team will play the first of two exhibition games in the So riet Union here Tuesday night The Yanks arrived in Moscow Sunday night from Poland, where Qtey split two games against Polish aggregations. Trojans train LOS ANGLES (UPI)-South- em California's first football; scrimmage of spring training Saturday was high-lighted by the nmnhig of halfback Hike Garrett ^o gained 56 yards in 7 carries, and Bon Heller who scored twice. the Dodgers 3-2 in 12 innings Sunday. "It's going to be a long sea son and things usually even themselves out" he added. "Every team goes through a period like this and maybe its good to get it over with early. Alston praised the three hurl ers who failed to bring the Dodgers a victory Sunday—Don Drysdale, Ron Perranoski and loser Bob Miller who worked the final inning. "Every pitcher we've faced has looked like Walter Johnson," the manager quipped. Warren Spahn started for the Braves and gave up 10 liits but only a pair of runs before he gave way for a pinch iiitter after eight innings and knuckleball artist Bobby Tiefenauer worked the final four innings to gain the victory. The Dodgers in six games have managed to score only 13 runs while giving up 24. They had plenty of scoring opportunities Sunday, leaving a dozen men stranded on the bases including two in the bottom of the 12th, their last opportunity to catch the Braves. Tiefenbauer's outstanding relief job during which he gave up only one bit in four innings came on the heels of a one-hit shutout by the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night Jim Maloney and Jolm Tsitouris had a combined no-hitter going until, with two out in the bottom of the ninth, Frank Howard singled. Alston said he intended to make one change in his batting order, dropping Willie Davis to eighth position and moving up Tommy Davis to third spot, followed by Ron Fairly, Frank Howard, John Roseboro and Joe Werhas. Nick Willhife was scheduled to pitch in tonight's second game with the Braves against young Bob Sadowski. Veteran third baseman Eddie Mathews doubled home Felipe Alou in the 12th inning Sunday to end the lengthy contest wliich started vrith a brilliant pitching effort by Drysdale who didn't give up a hit until the seventh^ inning only to allow three safe-' ,,^ByJUUUS BOROS 'WSBI^P**!!!'OfEN CHAMPIOH 28—Potting There probably are as many different putting styles as there are putters. The first requirement is comfort. One of the most popular putting grips is the reverse over lap. The advantage of this grip is that it allows the hands to balance one another. Place the last three fingers of the left hand on the shaft the index finger extended and. the thumb down the shaft Place ti}e right hand snugly against the left, as in your regular grip. Then comes the reverse overlap. ONE of most popular potting grips is reverse overlap. The left index finger is extended across the back of the fingers of the right hand pointed down the shaft This is the exact opposite of your normal grip. The head, directly over the ball, must remain immobile throughout the stroke. The blade of the putter is placed square to the hole. Arms should be close to the body and slighOy bent at the elbows. The putter periorms like a pendulum. The ball should be struck firmly, at the center of its axis or slightly above center to impart overspin. End of Series (Trom the book. "Par Golf or Better" by Julius Boro«. CopyTi«ht b; PrtnUc«-H»U, Inc. Englewood CUIb. N.JJ Angels to play Detroit at Chavez LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The home town fans — including a large turnout from a city called Anaheim—get their first look at the Los Angeles Angels in a 1964 American League game Tuesday night Deprived of a chance to play at Cleveland by rain Sunday, the Angels returned home for a second day of rest before their home opener with Detroit at Chavez Ravine Tuesday night Dean Chance is expected to pitch for Los Angeles in the game Tuesday. Los Angeles, after one week of play, has a 2-2 mark and could have been better—but for three-run homer by Norm Cash that bettered the visitors at Detroit Saturday, 3-2. Los Angeles had a 2-0 lead going into the last of the fifth, when the game was halted by rain. When play resumed. Cash hit the payoff homer to beat Ken McBride. Tuesday at CHiavez Ravine, a large contingent of Anaheim fans has been encouraged to come out to show that town's enthusiasm for baseball — and the Angels. The city of Anaheim is going ahead with plans to consider construction of a 50,000 seat stadium that would be home for the transplanted Angel baseball team. The Angels, when created by American League expansion at the start of the 1961 season, spent one season in Wrigley Field. In 1962, they moved to Chavez Ravine as tenants of Walter O'Malley and the Dodgers. Some officials have contended the Angels would benefit from a change of scenery and separate identity, althou^ the team last season attracted more than 800,000 paying customers when finishing ninth. The Angel team that takes the field Tuesday marks a change in strategy by Rigney. He has emphasized speed more than power, with defense also important New additions include Dick Simpson in the outfield and second baseman Bobby Knoop, the latter already having powered two home runs. Souchak cops Houston Classic HOUSTON (UPI)-Mike Sou­ chak left Texas today for his Durham, N.C., home with a fat check of $7,500 first prize money from the Houston Classie in Kedhmds OailyfatH Moa, Ipril % ItM -13 Breed love sets sights on 200MPH drag race record his pocket and a warm spot in his heart for the Lone Star state. The good-natured former Duke University football player from a small Pennsylvania coal mining town fired a final round of 70 Sunday for a one- stroke win over Jack Nicklaus. Nieklaus made an amazing comeback in the tournament after a disastrous first round score of 76. Souchak credited his Houston win to an improved putting game which he credits to some instructions by Houston pro Jackie Burke at last week's Masters tournament in Angus ta, Ga. Ironically, it was Nicklaus' usually reliable putting game that went sour and probably cost the "Golden Bear" the tournament. Big Jack missed putts of four, six, seven, eight and nine feet during the final round and had to settle for a 71. Nicklaus' $4,000 second-place money put him ahead of Arnold Palmer in the see-saw race for golf's top money earnings. Nicklaus now stands with $34,150 in winnings for the 1964 season compared to Palmer's $33,488. Amie and his army were noticeably absent from the Houston tournament for the third straight year. Souchak put together steady rounds of 71-63-68-70—278 in the Classic compared to Nicklaus' more erratic scores of 76-66-6671—279. Par for the long course is 284 — only 13 of the 95 pros and five amateurs were able to NEW YORK - (NEA) - The fastest man on wheels walked by all the widkedly sleek sports cars at an automobile show with hardly a glance. "What I look for, are comfort and appearance, in that order," he said, pointing to a sedate $29,000 sedan which looked like Whistler's Mother at a Beatles concert as it reared its chaste hood among the squatly streum line, bugshaped speed contraptions. "I do my drag racing on an official strip, not at intersections, and I'm not about to break speed laws, let alone records, on the highway. "Driving m traffic is tough enough without that" This from Craig Breedlove, who went 428 miles an hour on the ground! Asked for an expert's apprais al of the cars that get there "fustest in the leastest" the 27- year-old holder of the world land speed record reluctantly tore himself away from the big, easy-going mechanical beauty he was admiring and led the way to an ugly, rather beat- up Itahan (Ferrari) road racer. "This one," he said, "is winning just about everything now, and for good reasons. It is light and has a low center of gravity. And while it may look as if somebody had squashed it this car actaally embodies just about everything anybody knows about aerodynamic streamlining. "Look at this," he said, pointing to the car's rear end, wliich flipped up perkily like a bird's taU. "This is known as the Kamm effect, after a German aerodynamics expert who discovered it When the rear end sloped down, the air flows down, creating turbulence wliich tie or better it. i , Chi Chi Rodriguez, the]ac*^ as a brake, crowd-pleasing Puerto Rican who weighs about 120 pounds dripping wet continued his winning ways with a 280 and third place finish good for $3,300. Mickey Wright finally wins Peach Blossom SPARTANBURG, S.C. (UPI) —Mickey Wright a blonde belt­ er from Texas who now can claim every major golf title, says her latest and most elu sive conquest is in a class by itself. Miss Wright after a 10-year wait finally won the Betsy Rawls-Peach Blossom golf tournament here Sunday by a four stroke margin. It has to be one of my very biggest thrills," the DaUas golf queen said after notching one-under-par 215 total in the 12th annual renewal of the Peach Blossom. Miss Wright's rounds of 75, 69 and 71 over the par 72 course gave her top prize money of $1,200 at the $7,500 tournament She pulled away from the field of 33 professional and eight amateur players after 48 holes during her second sub- par round. Gloria Armstrong of Oakland, Calif., tied for second place with Shirley Englehont of Los Angeles who fired a one-over- par 73 on the final 18 holes for 219 total. Miss Englehom and Miss Armstrong won $850 each. Hometown favorite Betsy Rawis made a determined effort to notch her third Peach Blossom victory but could not overtake the powerful Miss Wright Miss Rawis came home with a 73 for a 54-hoIe score of 221. This tied her with Sandra McClinton of Seguin, Tex. SELL IT TOMORROW With low . cost Oasslfied Adi The Kamm effect pushes the air up, which tends to help the car move forward. Little things like this make the big differences in racing." Ultimately Breedlove worked ills way to the post of honor at the show occipied by the 38-foot, 6-inch three-wheeled torpedo called Spirit of America, in which he set the record of 407.45 m.p.h. at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, last August Breedlove won his first record-breaking trophy at 17, driving a hotrod 103.84 m.p.h. In OFF AGAIN—Not satisfied with holding the land speed record of 407.45 miles-an-hour, Craig Breedlove is going, back to Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, this summer with his jet- propelled Spirit of America to try to better his own mark. the next nine years he turned in nine more record-breaking performances and won a lot of drag races. He did not have money enough for college. "I finally took a job as a fireman in Costa Mesa, Calif.," he said. "This gave me more time, to plan and I got the idea for the Spirit of America, bought government surplus airplane jet and started to build this car around it. Of course, I ran out of money. "I went to see the district sales manager of a big oil firm and he thought I was one of his dealers with the same name. When he found out I wasn't he gave me 10 minutes." Two hours later the sales manager was hooked, and the oil company supplied the money for Breedlove to finish his project "I'm going to try to break my own record at Bonneville this summer," he said. As side project Breedlove is trying to break the 200-mile barrier in drag racing. "The record, from a standing start over a regulation quarter- mile course now is 196 in 7.75 seconds," he said. "I've just built a honey of a streamlined drag car that I think can beat that" He'll probably make it too, if he stays out of traffic. Carlson victor in trapshoot PACOBIA (UPI) — Donald Carlson of Hemet today was the California Handicap Trapshoot Champion. Carlson won the title in shootoff Sunday after he and Bill Ostini, 15, SanU Maria, tied at 95x1000 in the 48th annual state trapshoot championsiiips at Golden Valley Gun Club. Carlson won the shootoff 23-20. In Saturday's compefition, John Smith of Palmdale took the 16-yard singles champion ship with a 198x200. Kubeic to get checlcup NEW YORK (UPI)-Tony Kubek, the New York Yankees' ailing shortstop, win undergo a checkup at Lenox Hill Hospital today. Kubek has been sidelined since the start of the new season with a cold in his back. Pete Reiser holds his own \Mimj0nL ly MURRAY OLOERMAN Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Arnold Palmer will quit the golf tour next January and February unless the Los An geles ()pen shoves back its tournament date a week right after New Year's. . . . "The weather is bad," he explained, 'and the dates interfere with the holidays when I'd like to be home with my family. I've done it for nine or 10 years. That's enough." . . . There's also a new image for the leader of Amie's Army. Besides giving up smoking on Jan. 22 ("I had decided on it LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Los Angeles Dodger coach Pete Reiser held his own today against heart attack sufferal before a game last Thursday. Attendants at Daniel Freeman Hospital said Reiser, 44, was in fair to good" condition. Derby shapes up as two horse race ties and a pair of runs. The Dodgers scored one run in the third when, with the bags loaded, Jim Gilliam's sacrifice fly brought in a tally. Lee Wails hit a pinch single in the seventh to score Werhas with an unearned run and throw the game into extra innings. High school voulter clears 15 ft. 7 in. WALNUT (UPI)-A nationa] high school pole vault record of 15 feet 7 inches was claimed today by 17 .year-oId Paul W- son of Downey. Wilson, a junior at Warren High School in Downey, used a fiberglass pole for the vault Saturday at a pnp meet at Mt San Antonio Stadium. By OSCAR FRALEY NT:W YORK (UPI) - The Kentucky Derby still shaped up as a two-horse race today be-j tween Canada's Northern Dancer and California's Hill Rise de-| spite Quadrangle's victory in the Wood Memorial. The gallop for the American beauties, and a little matto- of] $125,000 phis, is only 12 days away. You can scratoh the flowers but the .size of that jackpot has everybody with the most remote chance figuring his haybumer might get a chunk oi the swag. Yet off the weekend results, thurd place money looks about as good as anybody can collect against the big two. Willie Hartack won the Wood, which has sent six of its winners on to victory at Churchill Downs. But Quadrangle dldnt demonstrate 'the knockout punch which propelled Gallant Fox, Count Fleet Assault Twenty Grand, Johnston andl Hoop Jr., on to Deri>y trinmph. Paul Mellon, Pittsburgh finan­ cier, "guessed" that he'd send Quadrangle on to Louisville. But all the colt had accomplished, aside from winning $58,000 in less than two minutes was to beat a sprinter named Sir. Brick. A lot of others have accomplished this, so. it boded ill for the other Derby hopefuls who trailed them both home. This sorry lot included Roman Brother, Traffic, Chieftain, Sacred River, KnighUy Manner and Ilmbeau. Meanwhile, (Calumet Farm, once an annual Derby power, saw its Kentucky Jug run third in an allowance sprint at Lau. reL Bni Rise, the pride of the West went back to work last Friday for the first time winning the Santa Anita Derby. The California comet mider a cool ride by Willie Shoemaker, took the seven furlong Forerunner purse at Keeneland. Sunday it was vanned to Louisville, win get a "good breeze' Us week and go in the one mile Derby trial April 28. "Wmie the Shoe" incidentally, today marks the 15th anniversary of his first horse- backmg history. Since that occasion he has booted home more than 4,800 winners—second only to Johnny Longden —| and has won more than $30 million in purses for an aH-time record. Shoemaker has taken the Derby twice and on another occasion mistakenly pulled up while in the lead before hittingi the finish line. He doesn't figure to do that again and EiU Rise weU may give him tiiat delayed third victory. Northern Dancer, the little Canadian (^It hasn't lost any of his shine since winning the Flamingo and the Florida Der Iby. Delaying his dn^ with EHl Rise, he'R go Thursday in the mUe and one-eighth Bhie Grass Stakes at Keeneland. Growing in estimation as probably the best of the "out- big two, is "The ScoundreL This one despite a lack of ae-| tion ran second to the Dancer in the Florida Derby and has been working weU in Kentucky. Going abng with the fencing which has kept the big two apart, he'll saddle up in the seven furlong stepping stone on Saturday as his final race before the Derby, which raises the route to a mile and a quarter. The Derby, though, is a race apart Anybody with an oat chumer who has shown anyj kind of wiUingness to run dreams of pulling off the impossible. So such critters as Ishkoodah, Admiral's Heart He's A Gem, Dandy K, Oem si Pacand Nearco Bhie, phis others, ftill are being pointed for the big one. They find it hard to forget that such greats as Nashua and iNative Dancer were beaten in mighty upsets at the Downs. They also find it hard to remember when there were two dders," once you get past file] such ^ants going as th «rTl have to face in Bin Rise and Northern Dancer. Jack racUans during the holidays, but it took] that long to get around to it"), there'U be a visor sha'ing his tanned face. . . . "The doc toW me I'm in the sun so much the] Clare wiU wear my eyes out if don't do something," he said. . . . Tony Lema and Jack Nicklaus, of an people, are among the few pros who adhere to the; fashion in men's trousers — no pleats, no cuffs. But in Nick laus' case, it's not a matter of mode. . . . "Pleats," he reasoned, "make a fat man look even fatter. So I never weari them. And without cuffs, I can wear a pair of pants twice because they're not always picking up afi kinds of junk on the course." ... To give yon an idea how far some pros can belt the ball in competition when NicUaos jbirdied the 15th hole at Angosta on his change to second place] in the last round of the Masters, his tee shot landed 150| yards from the pin on the par-S |S20-yard hole. . . . That measures to a drive of 370 yards. . . . How do you get to run a golfl tournament? When the Columbus Country Club was awarded the PGA prize for this July, the club committee received a telephone caU from a local public relations man, suggesting he might be the man to run their press tent since he had been a UPI writer. The committee ended up giving Nick Popa the job of tournament director. . . . with a happy sequel. The advance ticket sale to date, $126,000, is the highest in PGA history. . . . After be shot a scintillating round of 67 at the Masters, meUowing Ben Hogan was asked if he didn't consider this tmusual for an old man (he's 51). . . . "I'm not sure," he answered suavely, "That golf i|is a young man's game." . . . The personality boy of the tour, the guy who makes galleries act hke they're at a foot- baU game, is Juan (Chi Ciii) Rodriguez, who is a bit of a hot dog with his exuberant actions. The Puerto Rican accent inflects his speech, and Oii Qd claims he stin thmks m Spanish. But his pronunciation is a lot better. . . . "When I first came over," he said, "I say, "Sousand.' Then my first tournament I coUect a check for $1,400. Now I say. Thousand'." Chi Cbi's weight is always a matter of speculation. He claims he weighs 120 (and out­ drove Palmer consistently wbea they played in the same twosome) ... "I used to weight 109," he said, "but I was ashamed to admit it so I said 116." . . . Between you'n'me, popular Dave Marr has won four pro tourneys, but nothing satisfied bim like finishing in a second- place tie at the Masters. Espec- iaUy Uie $10,100 he coUected for it He'U try to get the cashed check from Cliff Roberts, the tournament manager, and mount it for home display. . . . MocDonald Phoenix victor PHOENE Ariz (UPI)— Dave MacDonald, a member of the Shelby-American Badsg Team. Sunday captured the Federation iBtematiooale d'AutomoMIe na- tiooal open 60-lap road race at Phoenix International Raceway. MacDonald of El Monte, Calif, averaged 9U miles per hovr for the 155 miles in his Song Cobra.

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