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Dodgers Defeat Yankees in hirst Game 01 World series Strikeout Mark Set by Koufax By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP)-Left-hander Sandy Koufax* record • setting 15 strikeouts and a four-run second inning highlighted by John Rose* bora's homer carried the Los Angeles Dodgers over the New York Yankees 6-2 today in the opening game of the 1963 World Series. Koufax allowed six hits in beating the favored defending world champions before a packed house of 89,000 at Yankee Stadium, while the Dodgers batted series veteran Whitey Ford liberally in the early going. i . Koufax' strikeout total was one over the previous series record set by Carl Ersklne of the Dodgers against the Yankees exactly 10 years ago—Oct. 2, 1953. The star southpaw, a 25-game winner during the regular season, did not allow a base runner until Elston Howard's single with two out in the fifth and blanked the Yankees until Tom Tresh 's two-run homer in the eighth. Koufax hit the strikeout record by fanning the final batter, pinch hitter Harry Bright. The Dodgers whacked Ford for four hits in their big second inning, which was capped by Roseboro's three-run homer. Former Yankee Bill Skowron singled in the first Dodger run, and drove in their final run with a single in the third inning. The Series continues here Thursday with left - handers Al Downing of the Yankees and Johnny Podres of the Dodgers scheduled to pitch. FIRST INNING Dodgers— Maury Wills fanned. Jim Gilliam grounded out. Willie Davis fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors none left. Yankees — Bobby Richardson struck out. Tony Kubek fanned. Tom Tresh went down swinging. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. SECOND INNING ^ Dodgers— Tommy Davis grounded out. Frank Howard hit double. Moose Skowron singled, scoring Howard. Dick Tracewski singled, Skowron stopping at second. Johnny Roseboro homered, scoring Skowron and Tracewski ahead of him making the count 4-0. Sandy Koufax flied out. Wills fanned. Four runs, four hits, no errors and none left. Yankees — Mickey Mantle fanned. Roger Maris struck out. Elston Howard fouled out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. THIRD INNING Dodgers—Gilliam singled. W. Davis grounded into force out. T. Davis singled, sending W. Davis to third. F. Howard fouled out. Skowron singled, scoring W. Davis and sending T. Davis to third. Tracewski grounded out. One run, three hits, no errors, two left. Yankees— Joe Pepitone fanned for the sixth strikeout by Koufax. Cletus Royer grounded out. Whitey F rd popped out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. FOURTH INNING Dodgers — Roseboro fanned. Grounded out. Wills lined out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. Yankees—Kubek fanned. Richardson went down swinging. Tresh fanned for ninth strike out by Koufax. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. FIFTH INNING Dodgers— Gilliam walked. W. Davis sacrificed Gilliam to second. T. Davis got an infield hit. Gilliam stopping at third. Howard grounded out with T. Davis going COOLER TOMORROW Time u Insulate WHITE'S PHONY MS41V "Sandy" Koufax to second and Gilliam holding at third. Skowron was intentionally passed. Tracewski hit into force out. No runs, one hit, no errors, three left. Yankees— Mantle fanned. Maris fouled out. E. Howard singled. Pepitone singled, Howard stopping at second. Boyer singled, loading the bases. Hector Lopez batted for Ford and fanned for Koufax's 11th strikeout. No runs, three hits, no errors, three left. SIXTH INNING Dodgers—Stan Williams went to mound for Yanks. Roseboro grounded out. Koufax flied out. Wills grounded out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. Yankees— Kubek grounded out. Richardson walked. Tresh walked. Mantle popped out. Maris also popped out. No runs, no hits, no errors, two left. SEVENTH INNING Dodgers— Gilliam fanned. W. Davis goes down swinging. T. Davis singled to right. T. Davis stole second. F. Howard fanned. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. YankeeshrRon Fairly replaced F. Howard in rightfield. E. Howard fanned. Pepitone fouled out. Boyer popped out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. EIGHTH INNING Dodgers — Skowron fanned. Tracewski grounded out. Roseboro fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. Yankees— Phil Linz pinch hit for Williams and fanned. It was the 13th strikeout for Koufax, just one away from series record. Kubek got infield hit. Richardson fanned as Koufax tied the series record for strike outs at 14. Tresh homered making score 5-2, Dodgers. Mantle walked. Maris grounded out. Two runs, two hits, no errors, one left. NINTH INNING Dodgers—Hamilton went in to pitch for Yankees. Koufax fanned. Wills flied out. Gilliam grounded out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. Yankees— E. Howard lined out. Pepitone singled. Boyer lined out. Harry Bright pinch hit for Hamilton and fanned as Koufax set strike out record at 15. No runs, one hit, no errors, one lewt. Los Angeles 041 000 000—5 9 0 New York -000 000 020—2 6 0 Koufax and Roseboro; Ford, Williams 6, Hamilton 9 and Howard. W—Koufax. L—Ford. Home runs—Los Angeles, NL, Roseboro. New York, AL, Tresh. Los Angeles leads best-of-7 series, l-O. Boivin Named Captain BOSTON (UPI) - Veteran de- fenseman Leo Boivin was elected captain of the Boston Bruins Tuesday for the 1963-64 National Hockey League season. Boivin will assume his new duties when the Bruins open the season next Tueaday night against the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Garden. READ THE WANT ADS! See-World Series on New Admiral Color Television • World Striti lunchu Served • Michelob on Top BOWLERS INN 65 S. Cherry St. Golefour* III, jillW SPECIAL TOUR—New York Yankee ace south, paw Whitey Ford (left) takes Sandy Koufax of Los Angeles Dodgers on a tour of the Stadium Tuesday. Ford, 24-7, and Koufax, 25-5, were to face each other in the series opener today. UNIFAX $125,000 Open Set • Golf's Richest Pros to Go For Tournament Money Mantle to Get Another Operation NEW YORK (AP)-It's "fairly definite" that Mickey Mantle, the New Vork Yankees' $l00,000-a- year outfielder who has undergone operations ranging from his toes to his tonsils, will be forced into still another right after the World Series. Official confirmation of the need for an operation on Mantle—for removal of loose cartilage in his left leg—came from Dr. Sidney Gaynor, only hours before the 31- year-old slugger was scheduled to lead the Yankees onto the field for the Series' opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dr. Gaynor said that if Mantle underwent surgery immediately after the Series, he would have three months in which to-recuperate before spring training and "we would expect him to be back in top physical condition by then." Mantle, who has undergone a series of operations during an in jury-plagued 13-year major league career, discussed the damaged leg in the Yankee dressing room before taking his final workout. "If it doesn't get any better, it'll have to be operated on," admitted Mantle. "It's been getting stronger day by day, but as it stands now, we think it's going to be operated on." By JOE NAMATH Alabama Quarterback Written for NEA My most important call came early in the third quarter of the 1962 game against Miami of Florida when Alabama was trailing, 3-0. I hadn't been passing well and the Miami linebackers had been ^(jalesbtng Register -Mall GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 1963 PAGE 3$ \On the Rebound* Some Teams Change Cities Almost Fast as Managers By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor Remember the good old days when even the casual baseball fan could rattle off the Major League cities with little or no strain? Now a person has to read the sports pages diligently to keep up with some of the move-happy big league teams. Attendance, natural- PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - The richest talent in professional golf will be in a field of some 150 that tees off Thursday in the $125,000 Whitemarsh Open, the most lucrative tourney of the 1963 pro circuit. Top money winner Arnold Palmer, PGA and Masters champion Jack Nieklaus and U.S. Open ti- tlist Julius Boros will be among those competing for the $26,000 first prize money in the first annual event at the suburban Philadelphia Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. The Open, which will benefit the child development center for the handicapped in nearby Nor- A Perfect Game CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Ray Talley, 14, pitched a perfect baseball game in the Dixie youth baseball league here. The 115- pound high school freshman struck out 21 batters in a regulation seven-inning game. Not a single opponent walked or reached base on an error. ristown, Pa., will compete for attention .with the baseball World Series and area football games during the weekend but tournament officials were hopeful of a $250,000 gate. Many of the pros played practice rounds on the 6,807 yard, par 72-course Tuesday and pronounced it in fine shape. The lengthy course is liberally' sprinkled with 150 sand traps and most players agreed that approach shot accuracy and putting would tell the story. Gary Player, a money winner in all but eight of 118 Professional Golfers' Association events in the United States since 1957, said he felt a 16-under par 272 would capture the 72-hole event. Palmer, who has been troubled by apparent bursitis in his right shoulder, said he "felt fine" as he shot a two under par 34 for nine holes during a Tuesday practice round. Four-time U.S. Open champ Ben Hogan had been scheduled to play in the event but sent word to tournament director Frank. Meador Tuesday saying he regretted he -was^unable to tend "due to business commitments." The field will be cut to the low 75 players and ties at the end of 36 holes and a tie at the end of the event will necessitate an 18-hole playoff Monday. In the event of still another tie at the end of the playoff, "sudden death" holes will be played. Fight Results By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Eddie Perkins, 143, Chicago, stopped Joey Limas, 144, Albuquerque, 10. NEW YOR - Pete Toro, 147, New York, outpointed Laszlo Bagi, 144%, St. Paul, 8. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - Jose Moreno, 127, Monterrey, Mexico, outpointed Blackie Zamora, 127, Corpus Christi, 10. Sacramento, Calif.—Henry Salcido, 137, San Jose, knocked out Joey Lopes, 136, Sacramento, 8. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! dropping off deep. We had to start rolling. Option right is the play I called and, as it developed, the situation demanded that I keep. After making it through the line, I reversed my field and ran for a 38-yard gain. What I'll always remember was the effect it had on our entire team. It had been a play perfectly executed with each man carrying out his assignment. To me, this was what made the call my most important. That 38-yard gain was all we needed. Five plays later we scored and from then on the game was ours. We went on to win 36-3. Podres Recalls 1955 Series Win By OSCAR FRALEY (Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.) NEW YORK (UPI) - The chunky blond man stood motionless in the cavernous vastness of Yankee Stadium, blue eyes staring eight years into the past. Johnny Podres was playing it all over again in his mind. The big one which will be his mark of immortality in the baseball history books. The day he beat the supposedly invincible Yankees in the seventh game of the 1955 World Series to sweep the Dodgers to their first world championship. "Living a memory, huh?" he was asked. Podres, one of the last of the old Brooklyn Dodgers, came back to the present and smiled slowly. "What else?" he asked. What else, indeed, as one more time this young-old left-hander, who is one of the few Dodger survivors of the shift to Los Angeles, prepared to go back to the same mound against those same old rivals, It's a route he's been before. He lost one game against them in 1953. But he got even in 1955 after the Yanks had won the first two games and were talking of a four-game sweep. Podres revitalized the Dodgers by winning the third game, they battled all even through six games, and then Johnnys-only 23 then—marched out to the mound at Yankee Stadium and beat the Bombers 2-0. Scores Third Victory They were the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the opposition was the White Sox, when he scored his third series victory in 1959 for Enjoy modern SKOAL America's Fastest^rowing Chewing Tobacco a second Dodger world championship. So he's had a hand in the only two championships they ever won. But 1955 was the big one. Until, maybe, this time. He is regarded now, at 31, as a veteran from whom the endurance and flexibility of youth has flown. And he jarred the Dodgers' bright hopes for a repeat out of the past when he was battered badly by the Phillies last Saturday night in his final regular season appearance. The Phillies, who do not even faintly resemble the Yankees, cannoned Johnny for 12 hits and eight runs in one and two-thirds innings. It proposed a question as to Podres' sharpness going into his second game start at the stadium on Thursday. "I'm not worried about being hit by the Phillies like that," he said, admitting with a trace of admiring amusement that "they couldn't have hit me any better if I'd told each hitter what I was going to throw him." Explains Theory There was no trace of an alibi in his tone as he explained his theory for that shellacking. "I made a special appearance early that day at an automobile agency. For over an hour I signed autographs in 100 degree heat. I wouldn't have done it except that we had the pennant clinched. "And I won't be doing that during the World Series," he pointed out. Saturday is gone from the mind of Johnny Podres. He remembers those October days eight years ago and looks forward eagerly to Thursday. "Johnny always comes up for the big ones," said manager Walter Alston. The question is whether history will repeat itself. ly, is the unerring barometer for club owners and when it starts dropping they get that fenced-in feeling. Anymore in the major leagues there seems to be two basic rales to go by. When the team falls to win, fire the manager; when it falls to draw, move oat of town. In some cases moves were justified, especially from towns that were vainly trying to support two teams. However, it appears that, as in the case of firing the manager, the solution is not always that simple. Since a winning team is the crux in both instances, it's logical to assume that a stronger team might be the common answer. False Alarm? The Braves were on the verge of moving recently but apparently have decided to stick it out in Milwaukee, at least for a little while. There were attempts to bring pressure on the Brave management in an effort to keep the franchise in town. Just how much affect this had on the Braves' decision to stay is not known. Ironically, it was the Braves who started the wave of migration in the Major Leagues when they pulled up stakes in Boston and made their home in Milwaukee. Everyone was happy at first;, and for six or seyfn years the Braves fans turned out In large num bers to see their new heroes. In 1957, when the Braves won the pennant and the world series, Milwaukee set a home attendance record. (This has since then been broken by Los Angeles in the coliseum). At first the newness of it kept fans coming out to County Stadium and later (19T7-58) they packed the park to watch pennant winning teams. Now the novelty has worn off and the Braves aren't winning, consequently for the last two years Milwaukee home attendance has been well under the million mark. A's Restless There is also talk that the Kansas City Athletics, originally the Philadelphia Athletics, may be on the move again. The A's have been unable to field a winning team and therefore the initial enthusiasm in Kansas City has waned. The present plight of both Milwaukee and Kansas City teams may lend support to the old theory that grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence. Other moves since the Braves first led the way saw the St. Louis Browns go to Baltimore, the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles and the New York Giants to San Francisco. At this stage the Dodgers' trek to L.A. appears the most successful with the Giants' flight to Frisco not far behind. Both teams have helped their own cause by winning pennants or staying in the thick of the race. The move that saw the Washington Senators become the Minnesota Twins and the capital get a new franchise almost overnight was probably the most curious of all. Washington got its old nickname back with a new team in the expansion to a 10-team league. Most fans are same regardless of the city. They love to follow a winner and stay away from a loser in droves. It could be that some of our major league brass are putting the cart in front of the horse in more cases than one. -J- Plans are set this season at the YMCA for two men's basketball leagues—the Industrial and Independent It ops. The Independent league is being formed for those who have no connection with an industry but still wish to play basketball. There will be 12 industrial teams and 10 independent squads. Those interested should contact John Hilford, physical director, for entry and arranging of practice times. Davenport Pro , Earns Berth i i In PGA Meet ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPI) Davenport, Iowa, pro Bob Fry fired himself into next year's national P.G.A. tournament Tuesday as his 68-70—138 won the Iowa - Illinois professional golfers association sectional tournament. Fry's two round total was five strokes in front of second place Ed Wysowski of Galesburg. Third place went to Gary Lockie of Davenport. The senior title went to Pat Patton of Moline, who won it in a play off with Ted Lockie, the father of Gary. Postpone Game To Saturday PLEASANTVILLE, N. J. (AP)The Board of Education voted Tuesday night to put off a foot* ball game between Pleasantville and Riverside High schools from Friday night to Saturday afternoon. The vote came as a direct result of a night game last Friday between Pleasantville and Middle Township, which ended in fight* ing that spread to the streets. Player Injured In Grid Play SEATON - Danny Van Fleet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Fleet of Alexis received an injury to his spine Friday at football practice. Mrs. Van Fleet took him to Iowa City Monday to a bone specialist. NOW OPEN! FRAKES Barber Shop 891 N. HENDERSON We Welcome Old and New Customers Dale Frakes John Dredge Plenty Parking in rear of shop Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PHONE 342-6725 — A Union Shop — Drive A Bargain ECON-O-CAR RENTAL SYSTEM In Galesburg SOON! WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

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