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The Daily Item from Port Chester, New York • 22

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Port Chester, New York
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7' I 1 I I- I MSenators fe av' 1 3- ft jr't v- fe gers In Opener 'j President Kennedy has thrown his last pitch of the season and Whitey Ford is set to fire ids first ztJK today at the world champion New York Yankees start their cam-" putgn for a third consecutive American League pennant The President officially opened the baseball season yesterday Throwing out -the first ball amid the traditional pomp and circumstance in the national capital then staying to watch Washington whip Detroit '4-1 behind Daniels' five hitter The two teams take the day off today while the remainder of the league raises the curtain with Baltimore at New York Cleve- land at Boston Los Angeles at Chicago and Minnesota at Kansas aty I Daniels went the distance in his Opening day assignment before the crowd of 44383 that jammed the Senators' new 820-million Dis- trict of Columbia Staflium It was the hugest crowd ever to see a hfptil game in Washington Daniels struck out seven and walked only two while driving in one of the Senators' runs The Ti- gers scored when A1 Kaline hit Into a force play following singles by Jake Wood and Bill Bruton Bob Johnson led a 13-hit attack with a two run homer in the fourth inning off'Don Mossi that put the Senators ahead for good ply two singles Ford the little who won the Cy Young Award asjhe outstanding pitcher in the majors last season after compiling a 23-4 record will be backed by the powerful Yankee attack Shortstop Tom Tresh filling' the post vacated when Tony Kubek went Into the Army is the lone new face in the starting lineup -Left-hander Billy Ilocft 7-4 will start for the Orioles who'll have rookie sensation John Boog Powell in left field trade acquisition Johnny Temple at second and Jerry Adair at shortstop in place on Ron Hansen like Kubek a member of Uncle Sam's forces New Cleveland skipper Mel Me-gaha will unveil rookies Ty Cline Luplow in the outfield and send Die Donovan lli-10 at Washington to the mound against the Red Sox Boston will go with Don Schwall 15-7- rookie of the year in 1961 and start newly ac- qulred Ed Bressoud at shortstop -The White Sox will have trade acquisitions Joe Cunningham and Charlie at first and third base respectively Juan Pizzaro 14-7 handle the pitching the Eli Grfaa 11-13 Ed Rakow 2-8 is tailed for the starting assignment and V-fjvill oppose Jack Kralick 13-1L to right are Ed Bugniazet Sonny DiChrio Robby Johnson and controversial player coack Ted Cbstaa Standing are Joe Kirwan Tom Mack Manager Harry Bird sell George Finnegan and Jim Peay Miming when this shot was taken by Staff Photographer A1 Chr lino was Skip Mongon After winning last 16 games two years ago and all 26 contests last season roltaj up 16 more victories in the recently concluded campaign to make it an even five dosen in GOING LIKE SIXTY recently closed the curtains on their second straight perfect season and a 60 game winning streak the Wally's Five Pointers of Rye got together recently to pose along with some three dozen of their trophies Kneeling from left Locks Up All-County Players Galore Took 4 'wvvrniji Part in Record 60-Game Streak i-r i The spotlight continued to glare down upon Wally's Fivd Pant during the 1961 62 basketball season as the amazing amateur team- from Rye rolled through its second successive all victorious campaign to dose the books on a reaxd shattering 60 game winning streak Sparked by no less than half a dozen former All County hoop performers as well as an All American gridder the Five Pointers rolled over 16 more opponents this -past season after having compiled an unblemished 26-0 record last year The streak began early in the 1959-60 season when the Ryeiles launched an 18 game skein-one that was to eventually balloon to 60 exactly one month ago today when the team crushed the Port Chester All Stan in the featured portion of the Jimmy Vejar Memorial Fund Benefit Basketball Games at Port Chester High School That climaxed the most grading week and a half in the team's short but illustrious history It Gaff Gun Ii' Basketballs was a 10 day span that helped hoist the Five Pointers to brand new heights and helped still the mouths of an awful lot of food fans who earlier had poph-hooed the long winning strode It was just a week before the Vejar benefit win that had to turn back three tough opponents In lour nights in order to successfully defend its Port Chester YMCA Invitational Tournament championship Included among 16 triumphs fids post season were tjro wins over the same club that last week was titled county senior recreation hoop champion Wally's was similarly crowned year before but was unable to enter the post season tourney thii time because the Rye Senior League folded and the Five Pointers were -'left with a strictly independent schedule That also accounted for the fact that Rye played but 16 games during the 61-62 slate It is probably no coincidence that the other teams in the Rye Rec circuit bowed out of the pic- Impoundments have been seeded with up to fingeriing lake trout If the -Conservation Department has quietly called a halt to stocking Rye and Kenaico it would not surprise the column if hundreds of Westchester Anglers turned their licenses into Albany Sportsmen's patience with the department has finally cone to an end That ran of white perch which disrupted fronting qctivity at Cross River Inlet on opening day of the trout season Is still in evidence Fishing the Waccabuc River last week we encounterid Arthur Brown and Willis Caul-well of New Rochelle coming1 up from the lake Both reported that 14 freshly caught whites had helped save-the day in an uneventful frout fishing trip The whites averaged a half pound each Auction To Benefit De Bruce Camp Fund KjChamps lOtK Nationals IHGet Started 'V' -x Cincinnati's defending champion Reds first National League team a tq occupy 10th place since the r'tura of the century will try to 3'-Climb out today at the expanced curcult gets its 87th season roll- with a full program at second Jjlay openers v-: The Reds original franchise holders in the NL traditionally accorded the privilege of of-fldally opening the season at home each year They raised the ''1 ir'curtain far the 76th time yester-day and were unceremoniously drubbed 12-4 by the Philadelphia Phillies be trying to register to the other side of the ledger when they invade Los Angeles and help the Dodgers get under way before an expected sellout crowd of in the new 818 million Dodger stadium The Reds sent 21 game winner Joey Jay against fire Phillies yee- terday and the ace of the staff lasted 2 1-3 innings before leaving -V 1 with the score 5-0 including a i homer by Clay Dalrymjde in the second The Reds are expected to come back today with left-hander Jim ture after Wally's had walked away with all the marbles three successive yean including regular season and playoff titles The club has been led dince Its inception by a hoiip happy talk happy player coach named Ted Costas the long-time controversial athlete once bearing the sell Inflicted title of Universe" Costas who helped threw the spotlight on Wally's with bis glib tongue even before the team began winning with monotonous regularity was an All County performer at Bye High two years naming at the turn of the half century and also played both at Boston University and Iona Five Pointer Sopny DiCario of Rye and Villanova and Ed Bilgniuet of Iona Prep iutd Ford-ham both crashed the first All-County squad in 53 while Robby Johnson of White Plains High School and North Carolina University dittoed in Nothing but Greats Another pair of former great Garnets and Gauge Finnegan each did it two yean in tuccesskmPeay was named in' 1956 'and 57 before starring at Denver University while Finnegan' was honored in 57 and 58- before moving to the North Carolina State hardwood Although he win hoop Skip Mongon crashed the All American as well as AQ-County football team while a member of the Rye Garnets a few seasons ago prior to me-trictilating at the University of South Carolina Rounding out the team wu Tom Mack a member of Rye High's Open cage title team1 of 1957 Joe Kirwan of Stepinac High of White Plains slid Harry Bird-sell manager WITHOUT A GUN HAMPTON Va Young Steven Schott of Hampton flinb-ed a covey of quail on hls way home from school and bagged three of them although he bad no gun Frightened by the boy the qnail flew into a picture window of a vacant house and wen tunned Steven calmly picked them up arid there' was quail lor dinner The ancient Chinese attributed medicinal power to bananas schedules -tkack Zut at' m-11" Xu -Msy Bsr St Bn st IS Bsr It hi a Csst st SB it But st st BSI- re's tea St-M st SB By ibjr 11 st but st es il Bsr Zsit st Bjs terl st Kn-Msr SZ it lilt IvilM Ms jtNstin st Bsr Julis 1 Bsr st VW Pt Hat i aourl I -April JO Bsr st Xdit st SB I Hit Bit FtI st Bsst Ms 14 Bust Isilt st-SB Msp II Mat Bar st HL Map St Pvt at tear- an at SsaS aas 4 Sut Bar SS at terL SWLAC Teams Slate orts By FRED LUKS HuatUg tc Fishing Editar A country style atmosphere will permeate the proceedings id the Southern NY Fish and £ame- Association next Tuesday evening at the jObunty Center Highlight id the meeting is to be a poun try -style auction featuring president emeritus Harold Kimball as auctioneer Items slated for the block will be hand-me-downs from generous members -who are backing the auction to aid the Campr De Bruce Fund Each year the association sends a dozen teenagers to a Conservation Department camp in the Catskills Deep sea fishing boats and other vessels that make trips far offshore are urgcd to heed the request the Coast Guard that it be advised Vhen the color schemes of such boats are changed The Coast Guard maintain descriptions of registered craft in its files and uses qudi data when called upon to render sistance in distress If a vessel is on record as being white and trimmed in Mack and file owner hap changed colors in the meantime it could be overlooked by a plane conducting a search Area streams are due for an other trout stocking this week! The current shipment will consist of some 5000 brown trout apportioned as follows: Peekskill Hollow Brook 600 Amawalk Outlet 230 Muscoot 1 River 700 Chiton River at the Hudson 500 Cross River-Outlet 200 Croton River East Branch 500 Kieco River 450 Mianus River 300 Saw Mill River 100 An of the fish are one-year olds from seven to nine' inches Will Rye and Kauico voire be stocked this year? This is a puzzler making the rounds and we put the question to Conservation Council fish chairman John Milritn He replied that he did hot know but would check with members of the Oonserva-tion Departmral Ordinarily by fids time each year the two Mg O'Toole 19-9 last season when v- Cincinnati won Its first' National (-'League pennant in 20 years Southpaw Johnny Pod res 18 5 last year will oppose him for the Dodgers The Colts send their cast of 'hand-me-downs against the Cubs who start with four rookies in the Hnehp Lou Brock in center-field Kim Hubbs at second El-J 'det White at short and Cuno Bar-fagan catching Cardwell 15-14 Bobby Shantz 6-3 will open for fexiSHany Craft's CUts MT' The Mets open with a host of faces Richie Ashbum Char-Neal GII Hodges Gus Bell -'4 I) i 1 'i 'ft A A re Eastchester Harrison and Rye High Schools members since the inception of the Southern- Wert-chester Intersdtolastic Athletic Conference (SWIAC) will welcome' the newest league member to competition in three spring1 sport in the four weeks i Pleesentville end Pelham also established members competed in the league Ipst year with Hastings filling the sixth spot However Hastings has moved into 'the Western- Westchester The Jlwtt Ms 1 in st My st Bsr I Jackpon 14-11 will he the "Wireen ahn 21-13 will' be for victory No 310 when talres -the-: mound for the at San SYandsco The league-leading Phils will isnft An Owens $-10 against Bob PjfMewl 14-19 at PitWxuib- ACxniARY vnm Westchester Power Squsd-rjgjqpiAuxIHary held a party 'for 'msaben nd their A home of Mr tmt IDm JtCes Both 16 Chester -Jprtfe'-Byfe'The Itoty and but-- attended tw about 40 amvaufciUary wfpWr JBraved League leaving the way open for the newest entry in- the established athletic group In the county Sleepy Hollow The Headless Horsemeri of file Thnytowns make their loop debut with a dual trick meet as Harrison makes a visit to the' Sleepy Hollow campus a week from tomorrow v-SWIAC gulf and tennis schedules will coramenca April-30 and May 3 ril t-s I -S -'i --1.

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