Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on July 9, 1954 · Page 6
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 6

San Rafael, California
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Friday, July 9, 1954
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Along Marin's Sports Trail By JIM CMIMARTIN I Can't Hit 60 HR's, Nobody Can'—Mays r- By United Pré« There’s a pot of gold awaiting the man who equals Babe Ruth's home run record but wondrous Willie Mays will pass it up for the glory of leading the New York Giants into the World Series. “I can’t hit 60 home runs—nobody can,” the amazing, 23-year- oid center fielder said after going three games ahead of Ruth's record pace with his 29th and 30th round trippers in Thursday’s 11-2 rout of the Brooklyn Dodgers. “Don’t even tell me how many I got. I don't wanna know. “I’m just gonna keep on swinging without worrying about home runs,” he continued. “All we care about is winning the pennant.” “Just the greatest player I ever saw,” said Giant manager Leo Durocher in the wake of Mays’ spectacular blasting that helped THE BRITISH OPEN Pair Share Lead With 284 Totals SOUTHPORT, England (VP) - Little Dai Rees of Wales and Svd Scott, 40-year-old Englishman, held the early lead for the British Open Golf Championship today with 72hole ’♦’scores of 284. Beckley Hurls OLSON, CASTILLANI INK PACT FOR TITLE GO Rocky Castellani, rated the second best middleweight in NAnfC the world, looked like a kid on his first trip to a circus yesterdav Jl 1 I Iwl VIIUI11 «J when he visited San Rafael’s Bermuda Palms Motel, his “home” for the next six weeks where he’ll train for his August 20 title T J 1 bout with champ Carl “Bobo” Olson. j j Q | y |£|Q| V ‘‘This is IT”, the 27-vear-old ex-marine enthused as he * overwhelmingly approved his tiaining camp. “Marciano ought j Turning in by far his best per- to see this place—it makes some of those camps back east look George Beckley last night twirled amateur,” he added. Due to check in for residence today, the classy Clevelander, rated hv the fabulous Jack "Doc” Kearns as the same style mittster as ex lightweight champ Willie Ritchie, looked over the Bermuda Palms ytestcrdav along with manager A1 Naiman, trainer Sid Terris, Kearns, former middleweight king kred Apostoli and the great Mickey Walker, the former middle and welterwight champ. All dittoed Rocky's opinion of Whitey Litchfield's San Rafael lavout: “This is IT” Walker ktddingly contemplated a comeback “If I could train here. I used to consider training as a jail sentence, but, this spot is ideal,” he remarked as the group toured the huge j the fra>' in third inning when auditorium where workmen were constructing a ring. The 53- singles by Beckley and Billy Nave, year-old Walker kidded Rockv that the plush environment j mav make it difficult to concentrate on the business of training, but, Rocky lots of elamor and fun—and I the San Rafael Merchants to a 4-1 triumph over the Crockett Merchants in a two-hour game at San Rafael's Albert Field. Allowing seven well-scattered hits and striking out 10, Beckley had a shutout until the seventh inning when an error and a single produced Crockett's onlv run. Beckley gave up only one free pass. The Merchants actually clinched SAN RAFAEL Nave. If ........ Pandiani, lb . Baxter, rf----- ah . 3 . 2 . 3 : Mazzina. 3b ....................... 3 I Lazzarini, 2b..................... 4 ! Coleman, cf ..................... 3 Dell'Era. c ......................... 3 Daneri. s* ......................... 4 Beckley, p ......................... 3 Eskenberry, If ................... 0 Totals ..............................28 The line score: Crockett Runs ...............000 000 100— Hits ..................121 010 101 San Rafael Runs ...............002 011 OOx— Hits .................002 032 OOx r 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 7 2 BOWLING a fielder's choice and a walk accounted for two runs. Successive • i i i • i singles by Bono Dell'Era. Bob Danscoffed: I trained at a place something like t m an{j Bec^jey the fifth frame hack east once-you know, lots of glamor and fun-and I j acc0unted for the Merchants’third fought the best fight of my career. Something like this really’ j riln and a singie by Dell'Era drove relaxes me.” With that he was off visiting other parts of the hn Kenny Lazzarini who had sing- aiea, snapping pictures of the pool, buildings and surrounding led with the final marker in the heautv with the new' camera . . . my wife gave me for my ¡sixth, birthday in Mav.” Rockv has a 15-month-old son. The challenger plans to open his training tomorrow morning with a few miles of road work at a site vet to he selected and some gvni work in the afternoon, probably starting at 2:30. “I don’t think I’ll start boxing until next week sometime —there’s no hurrv for that. 1 have six weeks yet”, the personable, handsome pugilist announced. Litchfield said spectators will be charged SI admission to watch Rocky’s gvm training Kearns, former manager for Jack Dempsev, told Rockv he’ll have first class sparring mates. "I'm g°>ng to get Bohbv Jones (Oakland middleweight) to come over and work with vou when he gets back from the East. Also, we’ll get Esau Ferdinand and maybe a couple of other good hoys,” Doc commented. ROCKY OVERWHELMED BY S. F. HOSPITALITY Rockv is still overwhelmed at the trenmodus reception he’s received out here. He arrived W ednesday and watched Olson fight with Pedro Con/ales that night, observing: “He (Olson) looked stronger against Gonzales than he did in the Gavilan fight.” Roho flattened Pedro in four, decisioned Gavilan in 15. Rockv’s arrival in the Bav Area was highlighted yesterday hv the official contract signing at Dimaggio’s Restaurant. As newsreel and television cameras whirred and Hash bulbs popped, Rockv appeared overwhelmed by all the ballv-hoo: Tve never seen anvthing like this.” Kearns, a prize ballyhooer himself, admitted the signing ceremonies topped any he’d ever seen. Fabulous characters of the spoilt world were on hand to witness the signing, officiated by Truman Gibson, secretary of the International Boxing Club. The great Max Baer danced with Mickey H alker and wise-cracked all through the ceremonies "Don't give your right name , kid,” Baer boomed as Ro(ky teas about, to sign the dotted line. \side from Baer. W alkei, Ritchie, Apostoli, former champs in attendance were bantamweight Frankie Neil (1903 vintage) and junior lightweight Frankie Klick. Other promient sports figures on hand were Jor DiMaggio (sans Marilvn), Eommv Heath, Damon Miller and W alter Mails of the Seals and Bob St. ( lair, the gigantic 49er grid star who made Bear look like a lightweight. With all the preliminary ballv-hoo over, the fighters will get down to serious work now, Rocky opening training tomorrow' while Bobo will rest until August 2 when lie will begin his training at Nice, Clear l ake, some 130 miles irom San Francisco. Each shot final rounds of 72 after getting 69 in the morning. They were tied with 212 at the 54- hole point with Australia’s Peter Thomson, who was a late starter. South Africa’s Bobby Locke was two strokes back after the morning round. The first American to finish was Jimmy Demaret of Kiamesha Lake N. Y., who missed a number of short putts in recording 71. This gave him a total score of 289, putting him well out of the picture. A1 Watrous, 55-year-old Birmingham, Mich., pro who was runner up to Bobby Jones in this event 22 years ago. finished at an even 300 after a last-round 78. “I ran out of gas,” Watrous said, “I wanted to break 300 so badly—but just missed it.” Watrous would have had a 299 if he hadn’t been so honest. The j Cincinnati scorekeeper gave him a five on 1 the first hole but Watrous insisted it w'as a six. He said he took a stroke which the scorer didn’t see. Jim Turnesa, a member of one of America’s famous golfing families, appeared the United * States’ best bet. He went into the final round three strokes off the pace afcter shooting a morning 71. Turnesa, former U.S. professional 'match play champion from Briarcliff, N.Y., was tied at 215 with Bill Spence of England, the halfway leader, and Antonio Cerda of Argentina. Spence had a 74 today and Cerda took 73. Turnesa, his putting bad, was out in 35 and back in 36, clipping one stroke from par on each side. Amateur Frank Stranahan of Toledo. Ohio, playing with Thomson. shot 71 for 219. Fifty-two-year old Gene Sarazen had a 73 for 222. sharing that score with 55-vear-old A1 Watrous of Birmingham, Mich., who had a 74. hand the Brooklyn Dodgers their most humiliating setbacks in the post-war period. Ordered out for extra batting practice following Thursday’s loss the subdued Dodgers faced the problem of overcoming a 6 4-game Giant lead w'ith less than half the season left. The Giants believe the task will prove too great for the aging Dodgers. And this much was clear: 1. With 30 homers in 80 games, Mays has a “real chance” to challenge Ruth’s mark of 60 homers in 1927. Ruth hit No. 30 that year in his 83rd game on July 12. 2. Giant president Horace Stoneham is prepared to offer Mays a contract for $40,000 to $45.000 next season and expects some day to pay his great star $100.000. 3. The spectacular public response to Mays assures the National League of a successful 1954 season and is creating the greatest interest in major league baseball since the rise of Joe DiMaggio in 1936. Mays crushed the Dodgers Thursday with his 29th homer that capped a three-run first inning and his 30th that came with two aboard and was the key blow’ in a four-run seventh. With four homers and nine runs batted in for the three-game swreep in Brooklyn, Mays now boasts a .333 j batting average and 72 runs bat- j ted in. Willie’s cannonading has I carried the Giants to a five-game I winning streak, 32 wdns in their j last 38 games and 39 victories in j 48 games since May 21. • Ransom Jackson’s single drove in Gene Baker with the winning j run as the Chicago CubvS beat the ' Milwaukee Braves, 9-8, in 14- innings, and Harvey Haddix of the Cardinals gained his 13th victory, tops in the major leagues, although he needed late-inning relief for a 2-1 decision over the Reds. Bob Feller pitched a seven-hitter ; for the Cleveland Indians for his fifth straight victory, a 4-1 tri- j umph over Baltimore. The win gave the Indians a four-game league lead over the idle New York j Yankees. In the only other AmericaJi \ League game, Steve Gromek s seven-hit pitching gained him his i ; second shutout and the Detroit j | Tigers a 2-0 triumph over the; i Chicago White Sox. The loss; | snapped the White Sox’ four-game winning streak and dropped them seven games behind the Indians, j MAKE ROOM FOR ME. PAL Jockey F. Kenny hits the ground with a spill at the Kensington mighty thud as another rider, K. W ilson, Flemington race course, sails over the neck of his mount in a double stralia. (AP W'irephoto) Steeplechase at Melbourne, Au- ^ttbep^ent^ountal — :porlA 6 jlnfo;tfiihrnt-3lournal. Friday, July 9, 1954 Beavers Rout Schallock; Pads Stop Seals Again SAN FRANCISCO CU.P) — Hollywood and San Diego continued to march lock step at the head of the Pacific Coast League parade seventh to break a 3-3 tie with a trio of runs. The Sacs used four pitchers but were unable to stem the Cherubs with Bob Usher last night while the loop tail end- j crashing a two run single in the BASEBALL STANDINGS PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE W Following are results of last night’s 835 Major League play at Marin Bowl: Real Silk Hosiery CNick Sorich, 592) def. Jimmie's Mobil Station (Dud Mueller, 558) Restaurant (Joe 536) def. Wentworth Painting (Walt Silva, 547) by 4-0; Bridges Team (Bill Hoffman, 579) def. Watson Jewelers (John Minton, 520) by 4-0; Simpson's Team (Cecil Simpson, 554» def. Leach Insurance Agency (Austin Crane. 536) by 3-1. Hamilton Rod-Gun Club Offers Jr. Hunting Classes L 38 38 44 48 52 50 53 56 Pet .604 600 .542 .500 .458 .457 .430 404 GB 6 10 14 14 161; 19 Balling Scores 22 As SF'5'Wins In Drake Cage Loop L. A. Rams Sign Up Paddy May Defend Bob Waterfield- Against Araujo As Kicking Coach LOS ANGELES |7P) — Former quarterback star Bob Waterfield, sadly missed for his place kicking by the Los Angeles Rams last year, will help educate the Rams m this department. BOSTON iU.R)—Lightweight boxing champion Paddy DeMarco of Brooklyn will be offered $50,000 for a title defense against Georgie Araujo of Providence, R.I., if Araujo defeats welterweight Tony DeMarco of Boston here Monday night. Promoter Sam Silverman said Waterfield, w-ho set three Na- j last night he would stage the bout tional Football League place kicking records and tied another in eight years with the club, will serve as a coaching aide when the Rams go into camp at Redlands July 19. Coach Hampton Pool has four candidates for booting duties in ends Tom Fears and Boo Carey and rookies Les Richter and Odie Posey. Waterfield booted 60 field goals. He set records by kicking five in one game against Detroit in 1951, the most extra points in one season, 54 in 1950, and 315 for his career. He made nine conversions against Baltimore in 1950 to tie another mark. in Fenway Park late in August. Norcal Golf Tourney Slated Aug. 7, 8, 15 SAN JOSE The Northern California 72-hole medal play golf championship tournament will be played over the San Jose Country Club course. Aug 7. 8 and 15. Eighteen-hole rounds will be held the first two days with 36 holes on the final day. The field will be cut at the end of 36 holes Ken Balling's 22-point spree paced the San Francisco All-Stars to a 52-35 victory over the Phillips Oilers last night in Drake High's Summer Recreation Basketball League play. In another game, the Drake Faculty, paced by Dan Caldwell's 16 points and Chet Carlisle’s 14, nipped the Drake Pirates, 40-38. Following are the league's leading scorers to date: Caldwell, Drake Faculty, 43; Balling. All- Stars. 33, Campbell, San Quentin. 30; Meschery, All-Stars, 24; Carlisle, Faculty, 20; Cockburn, Pirates, and Skov, Drake Buccaneers, 19 each; Mack, Buccaneers, 18 and Grider. All-Stars. 16. The All-Stars and Faculty lead league standings with 2-0 records. | Hamilton Air Force Base Rod and Gun Club today announced it will conduct a special five-hour Hunter Safety Training counse next Monday and Tuesday to en- by 4-0; Joe's able Marin County youths under Grundhauser. j 16 years of age to qualify for the state hunting licenses. Under provisions of the junior hunter safety law’ passed last year by the Legislature, no youngster under 16 can buy a 1954-55 license until he has passed the special safety course. Exceptions are those who had licenses last year or scouts who hold merit badges on wildlife management and marksmanship. The Hamilton course will be held I at the air base’s North Recreation Hall from 7-9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Youngsters may sign up at the Redwood or Western sport shops in San Rafael or by appearing at the air base’s recreation • hall Monday evening. Hollywood ...........58 San Diego 57 Oakland ...............52 San Francisco ..48 Sacramento ___44 Seattle .................42 Portland .............40 Los Angeles ....38 Thursday Results San Diego 2, San Francisco 0 Los Angeles 8. Sacramento 4 Hollywood 8; Seattle 4 Portland 12. Oakland 1 Friday Night Pitchers Oakland (Al Gettel 8-7) at Portland (Bob Alexander. 4-5) San Diego (Ed Erautt 11-7) at San Francisco (Ken Holcombe 6-6) Seattle CAI Widmar 6-8) at Hollywood (Lino Donoso 12-3 or Red Munger 11-3) Los Angeles (Joe Hatten 7-10) at Sacramento (Mariano Pieretti 12-4) AMERICAN LEAGUE YV L Pet GB Cleveland . 23 .709 -New York . ........53 28 .654 4 Chicago , ,. 31.617 7 Detroit . , . 43.434 214 Washington ...3244 .421 224 Philadelphia .. .2946.387 25 Baltimore . ........30 49 .380 26 Boston ........28 47 .373 26 Thursday Results Detroit 2, Chicago 0 ers closed the ranks a little. Hollywood came from behind on the wings of a Frank Kelleher home run in the seventh inning to nip Seattle 8-4 w'hile San Diego made it 10 in a row with a 2-0 shutout over San Francisco. Last place Los Angeles walloped Sacramento 8-4 and seventh place Portland took the measure of Oakland 12-1 blasting the Oaks’ ace southpaw, Artie Schallock of San Rafael, out of the game in the second inning on five hits that produced four runs, three in the first. Schallock. w’ho struck out two and walked one in his brief appearance, now has a 10-3 record. Kelleher hit his home run as a pinch hitter with two men aboard as the Stars put together a four run inning and followed it with three counters in the next frame. Herm Reich, who like Kelleher has been around long enough to know how, socked a home run for the Rainiers in the ninth Inning. The win went to Roger Bowman and enabled him to join the fast swelling ranks of PCL pitchers with 12 wins to their credit this season. Bill Evans was the loser. Cliff Fannin twirled a neat five hit shutout for the Padres as they took number four in a row from the Seals after winning their last six from Los Angeles last week. Fannin fanned ten en route to his sixth victory. The first San Diego run wras wild pitched home by losing pitcher Ed Chandler. Los Angeles broke a nine game losing streak as the Angels rose up against Chet Johnson in the seventh and Vic Marasco hitting a two run homer in the following frame. Nanny Fernandez provided the first two Sacramento runs with his fourth home run of the season in the second. Bubba Church went the distance for the winners and kept nine Sacramento hits well scattered. Giants Release Larry Jansen NEW YORK UP \—Larry Jansen, onetime star pitcher who helped i the Giants win the 1951 pennant, received his unconditional release as a player today. He was immediately signed by the Giants as a ! pitching coach at the same salary, believed close to $22,500. To replace the 34-vear-old right­ hander. the Giants brought up Al 1 Corwin, another right-hander, from their Minneapolis farm club j of the American Assn. Corwin havS a 6-4 record with the Millers I Jansen won two and lost two this season, but he failed to complete any of his seven start* this year. He appeared in 13 games and allowed 57 hits in 41 innings. His last appearance was on July 4 in Pittsburgh when he was knocked out in the fourth inning. Furgol Enters Tourney CL’EVEL ♦ ;D, Ohio (U.R) — Ed Furgol, recent winner of the U S. Open GoTf championship, will compete in the $25.000 Carling's Tournament next wpek. The first race at Monmouth Park on June 19. 1946 was won by Blind Path. The jockey was Nick Jemas. Last Night's Fights PLAINVILLE. Conn.— Pat Manzi. 150? Syracuse, outpointed Pierre Hernandez. 149, France, 10. BROOKLYN — Danny Rubino. 159s*. Hoboken, N.J. outpointed Phil Rizzo, 156, Brooklyn, 8. TAMPA — Rocky Randell. 135, Tampa, outpointed Lenny Alvarez. 134, New' Orleans, 10. Meadow Club Results Following are results of yesterday’s “Odd and Even” golf tournament staged by the Meadow Club women s group: Class A—Mrs. Mel Wolfe, 40-9— 31; Mrs. James Wetmore. 42-712— 34'-; Mrs. R E Belli, 40-4'-—354. Class B—Tie— Mrs. Paul Charron. 48-104—374. Mrs. R E. Fay, 48-104 —37 4 and Mrs. C. D. Benson, 51-134—374. Schoendienst Runs Hit Skein To 27 Games, Leads Loop ST. LOUIS (/Pi—Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals is approaching the National League consecutive, game hitting streak record. The switch-hitting second baseman singled in four trips last night against Cincinnati to extend his skein to 27 games, longest in the majors this season. The National League mark is 37 consecutive games, set by Tommy Holmes of the Boston Braves in 1945. Joe DiMaggio holds the major league record of 56 games, established in 1941, Cleveland 4, Baltimore 1 Only games scheduled Friday Night Pitcher« Cleveland at Chicago — Houtteman *8-4» vs. Keegan (11-3) New' York at Washington—Lopat (7-3) vs. Stone (7-1) Baltimore at Detroit (day)—Pilette <5-9> vs. Zuverink (3-3) Boston at Philadelphia _ Kiely (2-5) vs. Kellner (4-8) NATIONAL LEAGUE New York ..........55 Brooklyn ............48 Philadelphia Milwaukee . Cincinnati ......... 38 St. Louis . Chicago .. Pittsburgh Thursday Results New' York 11. Brooklyn 2 Chicago 9. Milwaukee 8 St. Louis 2. Cincinnati 1 Only games scheduled Friday Night Pitchers Pittsburgh at New York (day) — Littlefield <3-3) vs. Antonelli (12-2) Philadelphia at Brooklyn—Roberts <11-8) vs. Milliken (5-0) Milwaukee at Cincinnati—Johnson (0-0) vs. Podbielan (t>-3 » Chicago at St. Louis — Minner (6-6) vs. Lint <2-2) YV L Pet GB 55 25 .688 _ 48 31 .608 64 39 34 .534 124 40 38 .513 14 38 41 .481 164 38 41 .481 164 28 48 .368 25 25 53 321 29 Michigan State College is giving a one year trial to girl cheerleaders. ILET'S GO BOWLING! Air Conditioned Reserve an alley for your party, tonight. Special Afternoon Rates! MARIN BOWL SAN RAFAEL. GL. 3-4114 PAUL DALY'S SWIM SCHOOL ADULTS—CHILDREN GL 3-4390 GL. 3-6602 Special Purchase-Save 25% Swim Fins Masks Snorkels Jk SEA S WINNER Large professional si4 # Aqua Lunqs • Spear Guns ARCHERY Co. 98 ta tin 1428 Fourth St. San RafaelGL. 4-8016 DAILY Except SUN. * H RACES DAILY * DAILY DOUBLE * POST 12:30 P. 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