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(jalesburg Register-Mall GALESBURG, ILL., TUESDAV, OCT. 1, 1963 PAGE 14 Facts, Data On Series <W1 3 NEW YORK (UPD-Facts and figures on the 1963 World Series: ; Opponents: New York Yankees (America^ League champions) Los Angeles Dodgers (Na- ^jtional League champions). Winner: First team to win four games. Sites and dates of games: First ,i«JJw> games at New York, Oct. * ; *3; third, fourth and fifth (if necessary) at Los Angeles, Oct. 5-6-7; sixth (if necessary) and seventh (if necessary) at New York, Oct. 9-10. Starting time: New York games, 1 p.m., EDT; Los Angeles games 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT). Rival managers: Yankees, Ralph Houk; Dodgers, Walt Alston.' Pitchers for first game: Yankees,, Whitey Ford (24-7); Dodgers, Sandy Koufax (25-5). First game odds: Yankees favored at 13-10. Series odds: Yankees favored at 7-5. Probable weather for first game: Partly cloudy, temperature in the mid 60's. Radio and TV: All games broadcast and televised nationally by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Radio announcers —Ernie Harwell and Joe Garagiola. Television announcers — Mel Allen and Vince Scully. Past series records: Yankees, won 20, lost 7; Dodgers, won 2, lost 10. Past Yankees -Dodgers series records: Yankees won 6, lost 1. NEW YORK (UPD—The probable lineups and batting order for Wednesday's first game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium: Los Angeles Wills ss (.302) Gilliam 2b (.282) T. Davis If (.326) F. Howard rf (.273) Skowron lb (.203) W. Davis cf (.245) Roseboro c (.236) McMullen 3b (.236) Koufax p (25-5) New York Kubek ss (.257) Richardson 2b (.265) Tresh If (.269) Mantle cf (.314) Maris rf (.269) E. Howard, c (.287) Pepitone lb (.271) Boyer 3b (2.51) Ford p (24-7) Umpires — Paparella (AL), plate; Gorman (NL), lb; Napp (AL), 2b; Crawford (NL), 3b; Rice (AL) and Venzon (NL), foul lines. ^SWIFTEST — Willie Davis has ^been getting on base and Is the ^fastest Los Angeles Dodger of " them all. Hitchcock Plans for Long Rest OPELIKA, Ala. (UPI) - Former Baltimore Orioles manager Billy Hitchcock arrived at his home here Monday and said he was planning to rest after "a long year." "I'm planning to take a rest for a couple of weeks before I make any decisions," Hitchcock told United Press International. Hitchcock was fired from his | managerial post after the 1963 season ended Sunday. He was offered a front-office job with the Orioles by General Manager Lee McPhail, but said he has not made up bis mind whether to take it. "I talked with Mr. McPhail and told him I wanted to think it over for a couple of weeks," he said. Houk Hopes for the Breaks, Alston for Healthy Koufax NEW YORK (UPI) - Manager Ralph Houk of the Yankees hoped today for "the breaks" and skipper Walter Alston of the Dodgers for "a healthy Sandy Koufax" for the World Series ©pen- ing Wednesday in Yankee Stadium. There was a good chance Alston's hope would be fulfilled for Koufax, the golden armed south' paw who will face Whitey Ford, New York's left handed money pitcher, in the .first game said on his arrival, "I feel fine." He had been reported suffering from the aftermath of a slight ease of the flu. However, only time — perhaps seven games — will tell whether the Yankees, who have made winning World Series a habit, will get the breaks. The way Houk sees it, the two teams are so evenly matched that the series could be decided by "the breaks of the game." He doesn't buy the general talk that the Dodgers are inferior defensively. He does agree with Alston that pitching, usually the name of the game whether it be for one game or 162, wilt decide the series vie* tor providing those breaks even up. Although me Yankees are concerned to have more depth in the pitching department, the Dodgers starting trio of Koufax, Johnny Podres and Don Drysdale and their relief ace, Ron Perranoski, are accorded a slight edge over the Yankees "big four." They are starters Ford, Al Downing and Jim Bouton with Hal Reniff the No. 1 man in the bullpen. Houk, cheered by the improve- EARLY BIRD — George Schneider of New York is holding his post late Monday as he awaits the first game of the World Series between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday. The fan, who wins the dubious honor of first in line, says he has been there since Friday. UNIFAX Harder Fired, Wynn Hired CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP)—Base balls take funny bounces, too. Ask | Mel Harder, who was fired as Cleveland pitching coach and replaced by Early Wynn, the man he taught to pitch so well. Harder was an institution in Cleveland—until Monday. Then Gabe Paul, the Indians' general manager, fired Harder, 53, who had been with Cleveland for 36 Wynn, 43, who came back this I wouldn't accept the offer to be- year to win his 300th major league come our pitching coach, we'd game-and did it, although he lost brin g in somebody else." two games along the way. i Harder joined the Indians in "Early was reluctant to take the } mnn and P° sted a 223-186 record ... ... , . . in 20 seasons as a Tribe pitcher. pos.tion with us only because he He wag a player . coach in ^ but didn't want anyone to think he had devoted full time to teaching was seeking Mel's job," said Man- since the 1948 Reason, when the ager Birdie Tebbetts. /Indians became world champions. "I simply told Early that Mel!. "I'm checking out a few clubs," wasn't going to be with us next h ® fW"- "About four years ago, the Yankees and White Sox of- years, a record tenure in baseball. _ _ The man Paul turned to was I year in any case. And that if he SLii ~ u- ; _ 1 fered me a coaching position. Maybe somebody will want me Year Makes Difference for Terry now.' (Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.) By OSCAR FRALEY NEW YORK (UPI) - One year made a tremendous difference in the life of big Ralph Terry but the tall pitcher from Oklahoma shrugs off the quirks of fate with the studied analysis that "a man has to be realistic," One year ago as the New York Yankees went into the World Series, Terry was one of their most potent pitching guns. He had led the American League with 23 triumphs and he followed up with two wins in the series, capping a big year with a 1-0 victory over the Giants in a heart-stopping finale. This year he is practically ignored as the Yankees get ready to go in against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The talk this time is of Whitey Ford and two younger men, Al Downing and Jim Bouton. And the proven mop-up man in the late innings is Hal Reniff. "Long Inning" Relief Terry, it was alluded, would be in the bull pen for a "long inning" relief job. If, in other words, the starter was kayoed early in the game. "How come Terry is in the bull pen?" somebody asked Yankee manager Ralph Houk. The iron major fixed the questioner with a pair of icy eyes and there was barbed wire in his tone as he said: "I'll pitch whoever I think best." Houk hasn't come out and said pointedly that Terry is in the rocking chair brigade. But he has said that Ford will start the first game, Downing the second and Banks to Be Good as New For 1964 CHICAGO (AP)-Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs' slugging first baseman, figures to be as good as new when the 1964 season rolls around. Banks, one of the Cubs' all-time sluggers, suffered the worst season of his 10 -year career during 1963 when ho finished with a .227 average with 18 home runs and 64 runs batted in. The 32-year-old Banks was out of the Cub line-up during the final month of the season and didn't even make the last two road trips. Extensive examinations by Dr. Jacob Suker, the club physician, revealed that Banks had a sub­ clinical mumps condition in addition to a blood infection. It all meant that Banks was rundown. When the Cubs learned of his condition they left it up to Banks as to whether or not he wanted to play and Ernie sat back and left the first base job to John Boccabella who joined the team late in the season. "I'll be ready when the whistle blows next season," said Banks. Bouton the third. Which, with a day off for travel to the coast after the first two, brings Ford back again in the rotation. Barring the possibility that the weak- hitting Dodgers will play bombs away early against one of the starters, Terry may view this one from afar. But he accepts it philosophically, by no gesture or inflection hinting that he might be disgruntled after another year in which he led the league in complete games and innings pitched. "I didn't have a bad year," pondered the 27-year-old right hander who won 17 while losing 15. "But I didn't have a good year, either. Some of those I lost could have gone my way but, then, on the other hand, some of those I won could have gone the other way." No Jealousy r There is no jealousy in the slender pitcher whose main fault, if he has one, is that he refuses The Indians didn't give any reasons for the firing, but it's no to "bruch back" the hitters and secret that the front office has they therefore can take a toehold been unhappy about the Cleveland against him. pitching staff. "Bouton is the best righthander Wynn is being taken off the ac- in the American League today," tive roster and his pitching days he observes quietly. "And you probably are over. "It's not in can't get away from the fact that! his mind or mine to reactivate Downing has pitched so well he deserves a start." No alibi. No recriminations. And the Yankees know full well that the workhorse pitcher will give them his best at all times Accept Invitations NEW YORK (UPI) - Infield. „. ers Tony Taylor of the Philadel He doesn't know any other way phia Phillies and Felix Mantil him," said Tebbetts. to go. "Whatever I can do," he said, looking forward to the series, "I'll do. But whatever it is, I'm hungry to do a good job." Houk, scheming to get the best tools working against the Dodg ers, admits that "Terry could play a big part for us." But it has to be small consola tion as he looks back on the head lines of just a year ago. READ THE WANT ADS! THE BIC SUNDAY is SPECIAL , FUN DAY Ihcoria Journal Star la of the Boston Red Sox, and pitcher Diego Segui of the Kansas City Athletic have accepted invitations to participate in the Latin-American major league All-Star game scheduled for Oct. 12 at New York's Polo Grounds. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! merit in the condition of his two outfield stars, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, said the Yankees "are in the best physical condition of the season." Alston was concerned over his pitching — Koufax, Perranoski and Podres. Like Koufax. Perranoski has had a touch of the flu. "Unless Koufax gets sick today or tomorrow, he'll pitch," said Alston upon the Dodgers' arrival Monday night, "and Perranoski is okay." Among his regulars, Alston had a question mark in rookie third base Ken McMullen. McMullen re-injured a muscle in his left leg Thursday night but Alston thinks he will be ready to play Wednesday. If he isn't, he will shift Jini Gilliam to third base and put rookie Dick Tracewski, a slick fielder but weak hitter, at second. Alston refused to name a starting lineup "until I find Out if McMullen will play." Houk named this lineup and batting order for the first game: Shortstop Tony Kubek, second baseman Bobby Richardson, left fielder Tom Tresh, Mantle, Maris, catcher Elston Howard, first basemar Joe Pepitone and Ford. Rich Series Sees Although this will be the eighth World Series meeting between the clubs, it will be the first since the Dodgers left Brooklyn after the 1957 season to find a baseball gold mine in the Far West and Yankee officials predicted capacity crowds for the first two games here Wednesday and Thursday. They reported, however, that a few reserved seats had not been sold while about 6,000 bleacher and standing room only tickets will go on sale the day of each game. With standing room, the Yankees can crowd 72,000 in their park. Add that to the 55,000 capacity of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and it figures to be the richest series ever for the players, who share in the receipts of th first four games only. The Yankees, who have won 20 out of the 27 previous World Series in which they have participated, were favored to win this one, Vk to 5 and were 6 to 5 choices to win the opening game. The Dodgers have won but two of their previous 10 series, the last one coming in 1959 against the Chicago White Sox. Cubs Name Players to Team Roster CHICAGO (AP)-Second baseman Paul Popovich and right- handed pitcher Sterling Slaughter, a pair of Amarillo, Tex., farmhands, were added to the Chicago Cubs' varsity roster Tuesday. The Cubs also asked waivers on veteran infielder Alex Gram* mas for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. They assigned catcher Ralph Holding to Amarillo and ticketed five pitchers for their Salt Lake affiliate. They are George Gerberman, Phil Mudrock, Hal Haydel, Morrie Steevens and Tom Baker. Popovich, 23, earned his graduation to the parent club by bat ting .313 for Amarillo and lead ing the Texas League in doubles with 37. He hit 17 home runs and drove in 60 runs. Slaughter, 21, had a 10-7 rec ord and a 3.00 earned run average which topped the league. Slaughter, a native of Danville, 111., was signed out of Arizona State at Tempe. Popovich attend ed West Virginia. FAIR TOMORROW Time to tosniate WHITE'S PHONE MZ-Oltt See-World Series on Hew Admiral Color Television • World Series Lunches Served • Michclob on Top BOWLERS INN 65 S. Cherry St GaUsburg, III. ELSTON HOWARD will be behind the plate for the Yankees In the series opener Wednesday and is expected to slow down some of the Dodger base-running.. 10 Moundsmen Record 20 or More Victories This Year NEW YORK (AP)-Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees, who'll be facing each other in the opening game of the World Series Wednesday, head a list of 10 pitchers who entered the 20-victory circle during the 1963 baseball season. The 10 members of the elite group make up the largest contingent since 1951, when 13 pitchers won 20. The modern two- league record is 17, set in 1903 and equalled in 1920. However, the large number does emphasize that 1963 will go down as a pitcher's year. There were six 20-game winners last season, and only Don Drysdale of the Dodgers posted 25 victories. This year both Koufax and Juan Mari' chal of San Francisco won 25. The other National League 20- game winners were Milwaukee's Warren Spahn, 23-7, ane a 20- game winner for the 13th time— a mark exceeded only by Cy Young's 16—Cincinnati's Jim Maloney, 23-7, and the Chicago Cubs' Dick Ellsworth, 22-10. Koufax was 25-5 and Marichal 25-8. In the American League, Ford, 24-7, and Minnesota's Camilo Pascual, 21-9, are two-timers. Pascual did it last year, Ford in 1961. Ford's pitching partner on the Yankees, Jim Bouton, was 21-7, Boston's* Bill Monbouquette 20-10 and Baltimore's Steve Barber was 20-13. Giants, Cards Trade ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Only one day after the baseball season had ended, the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants participated in the first post-season trade of 1963. The Cards traded 29-year-old pitcher Ken MacKenzie for Giant re serve catcher Jim Coker Monday. WHATTA RELIEF!—Ron Perranoski, left, and Dick Radatz are shown in their 1958 college baseball togs when they were team* mates and roommates at Michigan State. Now they are bringing relief to the major leagues. Perranoski, with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the No. 1 fireman in the National League. Radats ef the Boston Red Sox holds the same position in the American. Hear Complete Weather Summaries from the Burlington, Iowa, weather station at 7:05 A.M. (with a raeeot al f:05) 12:15 P.M. 5:55 P.M. And hear the local weather facts from the Oxark Air Station in Galesburg every Hour on the half-hour. **WGIL** RADIO THE SOU NO CITIS £ N 1400 ON YOUI QUI 1 I

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