Progress Bulletin from Pomona, California on May 16, 1969 · Page 55
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Progress Bulletin from Pomona, California · Page 55

Pomona, California
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Friday, May 16, 1969
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Majestic Prince Set for Preakness Stakes Running • . . - . _ ._J MM. BALTIMORE, Md. (UPI)— Trainer Johnny Longden was certain today that Majestic Prince, the undefeated Kentucky Derby winner he trains for Frank McMahon, was better now than at Churchill Downs two weeks ago and that one change of scene would not bother the colt one bit in the Preakness Stakes Saturday. “The turns are a little sharper here and the stretch is not as long but he went around the turn pretty good in the workout yesterday,” said Longden in comparing Churchill Downs with Pimlico where eight 3-year-olds awaited the 94th running of the classic. Nor is the race, at 1 3-16 miles, quite as long at the 1 1-4 mile derby. “A couple of days after the Kentucky Derby he was himself again and he’s a better horse for having had that race,” Longden said. “He’s maturing now. He never had been tested before the Kentucky Derby and now that be has beaten the best he’ll be a tougher horse,” said the former jockey who rode Count Fleet to victory in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1943. Nor was Longden concerned by the speed displayed by Majestic Price in the workout when the $250,000 son of Raise A Native worked a half mile in 45 seconds and galloped out five furlongs in :58. Eyebrows were raised following that sneedy workout only two days before the race but Longden was unconcerned. The four-furlong time just missed the world record by one-fifth of a second set by Tamran’s Jet at Sunland Park this year. “It’s how he does it, not how fast and he worked real good,” he said. There was confidence in the rival camps, also, as Arts And Letters and Top knight awaited another shot at Majestic Prince. Al Hattab, Jay Ray, Greengrass Greene, Captain Action and Glad’s Flame will face the undefeated winner of eight races for the first time. Arts And Letters was second in the Kentucky Derby, a neck behind Majestic Prince. “I thought he ran his best race in the Derby and I look for him to do even better in the Preakness,” said trainer Elliott Burch. Top Knight was a big disappointment in the Kentucky Derby. The winner of the Flamingo Stakes and the Florida Derby was second choice. But after taking the lead after six furlongs, he fell £ , , V. .. g .'•'i - •• jg jg ; ’• .7"' ^ X- apart and finished fifth. Trainer Ray Metcalf expects Top Knight to give a much better account of himself this time. “He looked real good and handled the track well in his workout Thursday and he’ll have no excuse Saturday,” he said. The workouts for the Preak- (Continued on Page 4) — J.LiJMIBi Progtcss-Bulletin I One-Hitter for Orioles McNally Friday Evening, May 16, 1969 Page 1, Sec. Jerry Miles BY 2 STROKES Pacific Eight Gets New Rival Focusing in the sports picture: Ken Fagans, the former California Collegiate Athletic Association commissioner, commenting on his new position as commissioner of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association: “The schools in the new conference, because of highly-developed athletic programs, have recognized the need for a second strong athletic conference on the West Coast. It is hoped that the new conference may rival the Pacific Eight Conference in future years.” Members of the newly-formed conference include California State Colleges at Long Beach, and Los Angeles, San Diego State, Fresno State, San Jose State, University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Pacific . . . Mickey Mantle hit 536 home runs for the New York Yankees with 266 coming at Yankee Stadium and 270 on the road. Jack Gardner, head coach at the University of Utah, and Bud Presley of Gonzaga University, have been added to the staff of the Seven-Up National Basketball Coaches Clinic at Disneyland Hotel Saturday and Sunday. Other members of the JESS CONE STU BLACKBURN BOB REYNOLDS Courtney Has Colonial’s 1st Round Lead FORT WORTH (UPI)—Even a burglar alarm which jangled noisily near the 18th green failed to shake the front- running poise of little Chuck Courtney’s golf game in the opening round of the $125,000 Colonial National Invitation Golf Tournament. The sandy-haired, 160-pound Courtney’s opening 33-33—66 tour of Colonial Country Club’s 7,100-yard, par 35-35—70 layout gave him a two-stroke edge going into today’s second round and provided him with confidence. Big Jack Nicklaus, Billy Maxwell and Dick Crawford were his closest pursuers with their two-under-pa” 68s, while Dave Stockton, Bob Charles, Miller Barber and Tony Jacklin rounded out the short list of sub-par shooters with their 69s. Small Earnings Courtney, who has won only $8,298 on the tour this year including $5,000 for the title in the satellite Tallahassee Open, was already four under par when | he reached the final green amid the noise of the burglar alarm, which went off by accident. “I told Jack McGowan, one of my playing partners, to go answer the phone,” Courtney said, and then after McGowan Twins' Tovar Singles With One Out in 9th By United Press International I Two years ago, Dave McNal- Jly’s career was nearly ended (because of a sore arm. Today he’s one of baseball’s premier | left-handers. He showed why Thursday night as he pitched 8 1-3 innings of no-hit ball and wound up allowing only one hit—Cesar Tovar’s line single over short- victory, after stop—in hurling the Baltimore Fiore s single Ed Kirkpatrick drove in four runs with his second homer of the season—a three-run blast in the fifth inning—and a sacrifice fly as Kansas City snapped a four-game losing streak with its victory over the Indians. Kirkpatrick hit his homer off Luis Tiant, who suffered his seventh sttraight loss without a a walk, Mike and an infield Orioles to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. McNally, one of the pitching stars in Baltimore’s four-game sweep of the Los Angeles 0 Standings Boxscores See page 2 Dodgers in the 1966 World Series, sustained an arm injury the following season. His record dipped from 11-6 in 1966 to 7-7 and he spent more than three weeks on the disabled list. After a number of physicians failed to provide a remedy for his ailing arm, veteran trainer Eddie Weidner suggested a stretching machine. It proved to be the answer as McNally __________ t _______ rebounded with a 22-10 mark!doubIe play grounder. Clete American goyer drove jn one run with a out. Joe Foy singled, stole second, took third on Ray Fosse’s wild throw into center: field and scored on Kirkpatrick’s fly ball in the seventh. Dick McAuIiffe led off the 19th inning with his fifth homer of the season to lift Detroit over Chicago. McAuliffe’s homer, off Bob Locker, helped Pat Dobson record his first victory of the season. Aaron Explodes Sonny Jackson’s two-run triple capped a three-run second inning outburst and Hank Aaron slammed two home runs—the 516th and 517th of his career—to power the Braves over the Mets. Orlando Cepeda singled and pitcher Don Cardwell threw away Tito Francona’s potential SPEED APLENTY —Rising Market will be among the “speed horses ’ in the $100,000 Californian Saturday at Hollywood Pork. Per pre-race story, see paga two. ______________ ¡last season to win ¡League comeback Player of the ¡Year honors. Elsewhere in the American ¡League, Detroit edged Chicago 2-1 in 10 innings and Kansas Lakers' Hawkins Retires for TV INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI)- clinic staff include Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp and Tex Winter of the University of Washington. Coaches can register at the door ____ for Saturday’s first session a 1 p.m. . . . “You’re not bending repiiecj tbat he “couldn’t walk Tommy Hawkins isn’t coming your back properly,” Moorhead State College Coach Bill Thomas water” across the greenside back to the Los Angeles Lakers told his pitcher, who was being shelled. “I’m not concentrating Courtney calmly two-inext season, on that,” replied the pitcher, “I’m just trying to duck!’ putted from 60 feet for his par.! Hawkins, 32, announced Occidental College halfback Gene Moore, who was drafted Ear,ier he had birdied the'Thursday night that he was 94th by the San Francisco 49ers, is rated among the top 0 hole from 7 feet, the fifth retiring after 10 years in the “sleeper” picks in the pro football draft according to an arucle from 15 feet the 12th from six National Basketball Associa- in the current issue of SPORT Magazine ... One Washington, • 15 feetuiorK writer says Vince Lombardi already has gotten his point across , .u .u D ««c0„orai and the 15th from 35 feet. His. The 6-foot-5 forward from that its lootball and nothing else wi e e . only bogey came on the 10th;Notre Dame said he will go to players, including quarterback Sonny Jurgensen. are he overshot the green. work for a Los Angeles to shorten their sideburns before reporting to Lombard s train- ,,wh putt good, your television station (KNBC-TV.j ing camp,” says the scribe. Apparently parting with the side-, y burns is a big sacrifice for some. NOTE FROM UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY football Coach Chuck Mills: “. . . Sam Cooper, Dan Erickson and Fred Confer all look like starters for the fall and right now Wayne Stephens is alternating as a starter on defense . . . and in the last week of spring practice Holger Hansen came on like “gang-busters” at offensive tackle. . . . Jess (ex-Ganesha High Coach Jess Cone) did a great job with the offensive line in a short period of time. The players have really taken to him . . . and as a coach there just couldn’t be any who are finer . . .” Cooper, Erickson, Confer, Stephens and Hansen are former Mt. San Antonio College players. Al Clay, Citrus College’s fine running back, has indicated a desire to go to Cal Poly. Clay underwent surgery on his knee this week, but will be ready to go by the time the football season rolls around ... Cal Poly’s first four games next season will be against Northern Arizona University, Fresno State, Sacramento State and Cal State L.A. From Fresno State Coach Darryl Rogers comes this report on his ’69 Bulldogs: “This could be the best team I have ever coached. The speed in the offensive backfield, coupled with outstanding defensive secondary, is the basis for my outlook.” Stu Blackburn’s father attended the Scholar - Athlete Awards Dinner at Middletown, Conn. last week to see the former Claremont High star honored. The Wesleyan University football captain was one of six athletes selected by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame for 1) football ability and performance, 2) outstanding academic application and performance, and 3) outstanding school leadership and citizenship . . . Quick quote from the Lakers Jerry West: “I’m not going to play too many more years. I’ve just about had it.” Valley State College, the probable winner in the CCAA baseball race, will compete in the NCAA College Division Playoffs, not the University Division. The playoffs will open Tuesday in Sacramento with Valley State meeting Chapman, last year’s naticial champion. Sacramento State will meet Puget Sound, Seattle Pacific or Portland State in the other regional tourney game ... La Verne College Coach Bob Pucci, on the Leopards’ David Jones being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA: “It’s real exciting for us. David has a hard road to hoe, but it gives him the opportunity.” FREMONT JUNIOR HIGH COACH GARY Rudin is real excited about his star hurdler Dave Lett. Lett established school records in the high hurdles (9.0). low hurdles (13.6), and high jump (5-9) to lead Fremont to a 7-0 season and the Mt. Baldy League championship. Fremont is working on a win streak of 12 over a two-year span. Long jumper Eddie Acosta, who has qualified for the CIF semifinals at Cerritos College tonight, was another standout on Rudin’s unbeaten squad . . . Another proud fellow is one-time Bonita High and La Verne College footballer Jim Milhon. Milhon is the athletic director of Northview High and his school won all three baseball championships in the Montview League this season. Coach Walt Wilcox’s varsity team won with a 9-3 record, while Terry Kelly’s Junior Varsity finished on top at 10-2 and Bob Reynolds’ (another ex-La Verne star) frosh club won with a 10-2 mark. whole game immediately gets I Channel 4) as a sports reporter better,” Courtney said. “I played terrible the last few weeks and was putting bad, but I finally figured out what was causing it. It was purely a mechanical thing. “I had been holding my hands too far ahead of the ball, especially on the Bermuda greens, and was hitting the ball into the grass instead of rolling it over it. I’ve been practicing and it seems to work. I feel like my swing is getting better again.” ____ and commentator Hawkins was a first round draft choice of the Minneapolis Lakers in 1959 and was traded to Cincinnati in 1962. He came back to the Lakers in another trade with the Royals in 1966. “Tommy was a coach’s ballplayer, a ballplayer’s ballplayer,” Lakers’ general manager Fred Schaus said. “I don’t think the fans appreciated what he did because he never scored a lot of points.” Hawkins finished his pro ingle before Jackson tripled to put the Braves ahead 3-1. Aaron finished with nine total bases for the day and 5,061 for his career, surpassing Lou City downed Cleveland 5-2. In Gehrig’s 5,059 for sixth place on ¡National League action, Atlanta!the all-time list. nipped New York 6-5 and Rjchie Allen had four hits, Philadelphia blasted Cincinnati!including a tape-measure ho¡7-0. mer, and Deron Johnson drove “This is probably the best in two runs to lift Rick Wise .combination of velocity and and Philadelphia to its victory NEW YORK (UPI)—The contr°l 1 ve ever had in any One over Cincinnati. Johnson singled ~ . r • Anfta.c ... l ,, ,jro n-Q game in the majors,” said and doubled to score Allen a! ir - • t- > 1 McNally, who recorded his;twice and Allen, knocked down against lefthanders this season,, J .. „ . face nemesis Fritz peterson!s,xth vlctor>’ wlthout a loss th,s b>' rook,e John N 0 r 1 e s a’ , , f r mp!season and 20th in 22 decisions ¡slammed a 410-foot homer on “ rts;— - ^ *»«»» Halos, Yanks Open Series ? j Yankees tonight. “I was just trying to throw as; Orioles 5, Twins 0 TOM HAWKINS . . . retires I Peterson, 4-4 this year, has hard as I could at the end. I Bammore Minnesota five straight decisions over the felt strong but that Tovar is |fafrn^r ] J] ® uewC/b 1 o o Angels. He will be opposed by P^sky as hell. He always gets; rf 3 ] ? ? oiivabr?w lb ?ooo Rudy May, 1-3. ¡his hits otl me. |BRobmsn 3 b tool Car den J! a HOC The teams play another) Andy Etchebarren, McNally’s * J, \ ° TfsThfns3ki c 300c single game Saturday and a batterymate, gave the Orioles a McNally p 3 0 1 0 cju.naph 1 0 0 1 doubleheader Sunday. 2-0 lead in the second inning1 M»trrv«Pd Pn 10 oc The trade of veteran second w h e n he followed singles 3 * s 12 s tom. ^ ^ baseman Bobbv Knoon to the Boog Powell and Dave Johnson Minnesota ooooooooo-< Chicago White Sox Wednesday with a triple. Powell drove in op-Baitimore 1. Minnesota t. lob - for infielder Sandy Alomar anil two more runs with a single pitcher Bob Priddy was under!and a sacrifice fly and Merv fire by some of Angels’ players! Rettenmund singled for the Thursday. 'other Orioles’ run. Piui/olI arnvci in! DP-8altimore 1. Minnesota 1. t oweil arove m Bfllt,more 9i Minnesota 2. 3 B-Etchebarren. F. Robinson. SB Blair, Rettenmund. S Blair, McNally. SF-Powell. ip D r er M k McNally W 6-0 9 1 0 0 2 « Kaat L 2-2 5 8 3 3 1 3 Perry 4 4 2 2 1 1 HBP-By Kaat (Blair. T—2:21. A—11,4(23. career with 7,439 total points, 6,673 of them in regular season play. His career average was 8.7. Hawkins enjoyed his best season in 1967-68, averaging 11.5 points per game during the regular season and 9.5 in the playoffs. Big Comeback for La Verne Leos Surprise Cal Western, Battle Biola Nine Tonight By BILL LANGLEY P-B Staff Writer ANAHEIM—Whew! La Verne College’s baseball team did the impossible Thursday night. The Leopards staged one of the greatest comebacks in college sports at La Palma Park to nip a stunned Cal Western University team, 10-9, in a 10- inning thriller to take the driver’s seat in the NAIA District Three playoffs. La Verne was behind, 8-0, against Cal Western’s star southpaw, Dave Allen, entering the bottom half of the seventh inning Even the most optimistic La for a 6 p.m. second-round game against Biola, a 5-4 winner over Whittier in Thursday’s second game of the marathon doubleheader. Another win tonight sends the Leos into Saturday’s champion- NAIA »LAYOFFS Thursday's Results . La Verne 10. Cal Western 9, 10 Innings Biola 5, Whittier Today's Games Cal Western vs. Whittier, 3 p.m., B!- 0lLe Verne vs. Biola, 4 P.m., La Palma Park Cal Western-Whittier winner vs. La Verne-Bioia loser, 9 p.m.. La Palma Saturday's Gama Championship game, * p.m.. La Palma Park ship game one victory away from the District championship Verne fan was looking ahead|and a triP t0 Medford, Ore., to the rest of the tournament. ^or tbe ^rea play°^s- A loss A win Thursday seemed nearly impossible but the Leos, hungry for a win over Cal Western, proved the old saying the game is never over until the final out. Coach Ben Hines* spirited Leos return hem this evening in the 6 p.m. game forces the Leos to play again in the p.m. game against the survivor of this afternoon’s game between frustrated Cal Western and Whittier. Many Leos share the glory of Thursday’s win. Catcher Fred Morgan, a sophomore from Pomona High, was the big man. With Mark Halliburton on second base with one out in the ninth inning, Morgan drilled a single to center to drive Halliburton home with the tying run. “That has to be mv preatest hit in my life,” a beaming Morgan said. “It was a curve ball and it felt great to rip it.” Hines added, “Wasn’t that some type of a clutch hit?” The Leos then wrapped up the victory in the 10th frame. The winners had all the momentum. Bill Pell, who put La Verne back in the game with a bases- loaded triple in the seventh inning, opened with a walk. Jack Maloof then laid down a perfect bunt for a hit and Pell caught Cal Western sleeping by advancing to third. The Westerners then elected to intentionally walk Mike Lach- fBarthwd — P*gG Si DODGER HELMET NIGHT — Willie Davis, Dodger centerfieldet, gives young Jodie and Andy Reece a preview showing of Helmet Night in Dodger Stadium. Every youngster 14 years of age and under will be given a Dodger helmet Saturday night when L.A. meets Pittsburgh.

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