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Alston Cautious as Series Yanks Won't Say Die Qalesburg Rggfsfer-MafI GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 1963 PAGE 14 Yankees Have to Beat Precedent LOS ANGELES (AP) — No team ever has won a World Series after losing the first two games on its home field. Now the New York Yankees must not only combat this 60-year-old precedent but must do it in a park that has not been extravagantly Second Game Box Score NEW YORK (AP) - The box score of the second game of the :%3 World Series: LOS ANGELES (N) AB R H BI 0 A Wills ss Gilliam 3b W.Davis cf T.Davis If F.Howard rf bFairly rf Skowron lb Tracewski 2 b Roseboro c Podres p Perranoski p Totals 4 4 4 4 3 0 4 3 4 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 2 0 8 0 5 0 0 0 34 4 10 4 27 8 Kubek ss Richardson 2b Tresh If Mantle cf Maris rf Lopez rf E. Howarx c Pepitone lb Boyer 3b Downing p aBright Terry p cLinz Reniff p NEW YORK (A) AB R H BI O A 4 0 0 0 2 4 4 4 4 1 3 4 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 1 7 1 27 15 a—Called out on strikes for Downing in 5th. b—-Walked intentionally for F. Howard in 8th. c— Lined out for Terry in 8th. Score by Innings: Los Angeles (N) ... 200 100 010—4 New York (A) 000 000 001—1 E—Podres. DP — Richardson, Kubek and Pepitone; Kubek, Richardson and Pepitone; Terry, Richardson and Pepitone. LOB— Los Angeles (N) 5, New York (A) 7. 2B—W.Davis 2, Lopez 2. 3B—T. Davis 2. HR—Skowron. SB—Wills Podres (W) Perranoski Downing (L) Terry Reniff IP H RER 81-3 6 1 1 2-31 5 7 3 3 1 0 kind to their hitters One advantage the Yankees figured to have in the World Series was that they knew all about the ballpark in Los Angeles while most of the Dodgers wouldn't know the inside of Yankee Stadium from the inside of a cow barn. But the Yankees' familiarity with Dodger Stadium may be the sort that breeds mostly contempt. No matter how much experience they've had there, New York's left-handed batters still must hit the ball nearly 50 feet farther to get a home run in right-center field at Dodger Stadium than they do in their own park. The Yankees won six of nine games with the Angels at Dodger Stadium this season, but scored only 32 runs there all year. That's an average of more than 3'/4 a game. In 302 at-bats against the Angels in Los Angeles this season, the Yankees hit only four home runs. Roger Maris has hit only one there in two seasons and Mickey Mantle hasn't hit any. And in the series games here over the weekend, the Yankees are likely to see better pitching than they did against the Angels. Don Drysdale starts for the Dodgers Saturday and Sandy Koufax bids for his second victory o£ the Series Sunday. A man trying to hit a home run at Dodger Stadium is troubled not only by far-away fences but by dead air. The rumble is that Dodger President Walter O'Malley ordered it that way. It was accom plished, at any rate, by building the stadium on a site almost surrounded by hills. NEW YORK (UP!) - Perhaps it's just good manners, but the Los Angeles Dodgers aren't taking anything for granted yet. They surprised even themselves by sweeping the first two games of the World Series at Yankee Stadium and are in a dominating position as they prepare for the third contest at home Saturday. But while they will gamble their lives away on the playing field, the Dodgers are proving conservative in the clubhouse. "It's nice to win two," said manager Walt Alston after Thursday's game, "but it doesn't mean a thing unless you get the other two." Johnny Podres, the principal executioner and the winning pitcher in the second game, also espoused a charitable outlook once the battle was over. "Let's face it," the 31-year-old left-hander said. "The Yankees are a great team, they could beat us the next two." Feel Same Way And that was the only time all day the Yankees were able to agree with Podres, for they also are of the opinion that a World Series isn't decided in two games. "We've lost two in a row be­ fore and bounced beck," Yankee outfielder Tom Tresh said. "They still have to win four." Manager Ralph Houk mouthed almost the same words. "We've been beat twice in a row before and came back to win," he reminded a packed room of newsmen. "Remember the 1968 World Series against the Braves. They had us three games to one and you all know what happened in that one." One topic of general discussion in both dressing rooms was Mickey Mantle, who has gone hitless in the two games but hit three long drives Thursday against Podres. "All three drives would have been good for homers in our home park," Podres said. "Twice there was a man on base when he hit those long shots, but in this ball park they were just outs." The consensus among the Yankee players was that Podres has nowhere near the stuff of Sandy Koufax, who struck out 15 in winning the first game, but they agreed he knew how to handle what he had. New York catcher Elston Howard summed it up: "Podres is still a fine pitcher with great control." DODGER HOME—The World Series scene will switch to Dodger Stadium Saturday when the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers meet in the third game of the fall classic. The Dodgers have a 2-0 edge in the series. UNIFAX Podres' World Series Role Grows Stronger Over Years BB—Podres 1 (Pepitone), Downing 1 (Tracewski), Terry 1 (Fairly). SO—Podres 4 (Boyer 2, Downing. Bright), Perranoski 1 (Boyer) Downing 6 (Skowron, Tracewski, Roseboro, W. Davis 2, F. Howard) U—Gorman (N) Plate, Napp (A), First Base, Crawford (N) Second Base, Paparella (A) Third Base, Los Angeles Now 3-1 Favorite to Defeat Yankees NEW YORK (UPI) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored at 3-1 today to win the best-of-seven World Series because of their victories over the Yankees in the first two games. However, the Yankees are a slight choice at 11-10 to take Saturday's third game in Los Angeles. The clubs are idle today. The betting is 3-1 that the Dodgers do N-O-T take the next two games for a four-game sweep of the series. It's 10-1 that the Yankees do N-O-T win the next four games. Venzon (N) Left Field, Rice (A) Right Field. T-2:13. A—66,455. V CUTTY _SARK ^,^B SCOTCH WHISKY AMERICA'S NOLI-SELUNG SCOTCH WHISHT wmm fi wamwm co#r, ux •UKMP scon WHISKY •« PIOQF By SHELDON SAKOWITZ Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP)-When the Los Angeles Dodgers won their last World Series in 1959 against the Chicago White Sox, Johnny Podres also was the winning pitcher in the second game. He gave up two runs and five hits in six innings as the Dodgers won 4-3 and went on to take the Series, four games to two. The Dodgers are the first team to win the opening two Series games on the road in 13 seasons. The Yanks won the first two of the 1950 series at Philadelphia and went home to sweep the Phils four straight. The Dodgers' Bill Skowron, who appeared in seven previous Series with the Yankees, has accounted for eight home runs in eight series. The only two series he failed to hit a homer in were 1957 and 1962. The Yanks and the Dodgers last met in the series in 1956 with Brooklyn winning the first two games. The Yanks, however, captured the series in seven games. Ten years ago today in the fifth game of the 1953 Series the Yanks beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 11-7. The losing pitcher? Johnny Podres. READ THE WANT ADS! Woman Charges That Sonny Liston Attacked Her; Sues for $100,000 CHICAGO (AP) — A $100,000 damage suit has been lodged against heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston by a 33-year-old Negro woman who accuses him of attacking her. The suit, filed by Mrs. Pearl Grayson in circuit court Thursday charged that Liston "willfully and maliciously assaulted and beat and inflicted bruises upon her body and caused her personel injuries." The suit contends the incident occurred last March 29 on Chicago 's South Side when she was riding with Liston in an auto. In Denver, where Liston lives, an aide said the champion had no comment. Mrs. Grayson's husband, John, is a Chicago policeman assigned to the state's attorney's office. He served as Liston's bodyguard at Aurora, 111., when the champion was training for his first title fight with Floyd Patterson Sept. 25, 1962. The suit includes $50,000 for assault and battery and an additional $50,000 for exemplary damages. Attorney Sheldon Mills, who filed the suit, said no complaint was made to police at the time and that he agreed to delay filing after conferring with Liston's business advisor, Jack Nilon, shortly after the alleged incident. Mi "3 said he and Nilon agreed that any action at that time would cast unfavorable publicity on Liston, then in preparation for the July rematch with Patterson in Las Vegas. The suit said Liston picked up Mrs. Grayson at her home and they were "driving to a meeting on the South Side." Podres Hero Again After 8 Years By OSCAR FRALEY „ .. .UPI Sports Writer (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) NEW YORK (UPI) - Eight years can be a lifetime in baseball but to Johnny Podres, who "didn't want to be a hero," it merely meant that he was one again today. Back in 1955 he beat the New York Yankees in the final game of the World Series to give the then Brooklyn Dodgers their first world championship. His victory over those same Yankees brought the Dodgers, of Los Angeles now, back home today with a two to nothing lead in the current classic. Two in a row divided by eight years was, to the Dodgers, almost as important as the two in j a row they had humbled the Yankees this time out. Because Johnny at 31 isn't the same strong young man who, in a burst of 23-year-old enthusiasm, boasted: "I can beat these guys any time." The seasons have taken their toll of strength and stamina and he doesn't win as often as he did id the halcyon years, nor last as long at times, either. But yesterday, on the heels of young Sandy Koufax' opening vie tory, he fortified that Dodger pitching position as he labored to within two outs of victory in a demonstration of class and courage which was an inspiration to the whole club. The Dodgers were leading, 4-0, and there was one out in the Yankee ninth when Hector Lopez rapped the tired, perspiring Podres for a double. That's when Walter Alston, the big quiet man who manages the Dodgers, strode out to the mound — and when Johnny rejected the hero's role. "I'd like to finish," he told Alston before the grim-eyed man from Ohio could speak. "But I don't want to be a hero. You've got the best relief pitcher in baseball. 1 know you want to bring him in and, believe me, I'm tired." As Alston admitted later, there was too much at stake and, even if Podres had gotten the next hitter, he intended to bring in reliever Ron Perranoski to pitch to first baseman Joe Pepitone. So Johnny, only two outs and eight years away from proving that he "could beat these guys anytime." handed the ball to Alston and trudged through a tun­ nel of cheers to the dressing room. Loses Shutout As it developed, Elston Howard, the first man Perranoski faced, smashed a "bad pitch" single which scored Lopez and lost the shutout. But then he got Pepitone to force Howard and wound it all up by striking out Cletis Boyer. "Winning was the big thing," said Johnny later, contemplating a masterful job in which he gave the Yankees only six hits before departing with one man away in the ninth. "I told Alston I was tired after the eighth inning but that I wanted to try to make it all the way. I couldn't, that's all." No vivid enthusiasm such as that from the brash young man ir. 1955. This merely was a tired workman of 31 quietly satisfied with a job completed successfully. It was almost anticlimactic to ask him which one had pleased him the most — that seventh game triumph of 1955 or his victory that put the Dodgers two games ahead and running free and strong. "Not much question about it," he grinned. "That one in 1955 was for the whole ball of wax. This just puts us two games ahead." Modesty finally had claimed the hero. NEEDED Girls and a ftw Boyt agt 13 through IS. FOR MIXID DOUtiiS IOWUNG TEAM* (3 girl*, 2 boys ptr Nam) Hav« quit* a few boyt — n—4 girl*. BOWl SATURDAYS, 1 p .m. — 3 v «mtf $1.20 Galcsburg Bowl 2349 Grand Avtnva 343-4919 \On the Rebound* Whipping Molehill Into Mountain No Easy Task By PHIL THEOBALD Staff Writer \\\ A mountain is a mountain is a mountain, or go it has been written. The fact that another noun was used in the original adage is irrelevant. Varied situations demand flexibility. In the eyes of an impressionable Midwesterner, for that matter, a hill (brace f yourself) is a mountain is a mountain is a mountain. All of which suggests a column depicting the exploits of a hill climber. The hill shall be henceforth referred to as a mountain, thank you. Tolerance is solicited as these vague misrepresentations pile up. Meanwhile, kindly allow yellow journalism to have its day. The mountain in question (didn't someone ask?) Is located In Oklahoma, a state given accolades by Rodgers and Hammerstein from Broadway to Boise. Evidently the messgrs. RAH stayed away personally to avoid disillusionment. To continue, Mt. Scott rises an awe-inspiring 2,538 feet into the sky. Though lofty peaks afford a breathtaking view, this wasn't the motivation behind the perilous assault. As Sir Edmund Hillary put it: "It was just there." Horizon to horizon visibility comes rather cheaply in the Sooner state. Any porch provides sufficient altitude for tremendous effect. Going Gets Touchy The assault up the east face took somewhere in the neighborhood of four hours. With hardships lurking around every corner, the peak was conquered with no small amount of difficulty and considerable physical strain. Though the natives tended to minimize the effort, which was by no means a first, the mountain became more towering through a carefully calculated process of exaggeration. A fish story in geological setting, as it were. My teammate on the expedition contributed highly to its success. Paul MeUican, a ringleader in the St. Louis Cardinal set until recent developments shattered his fantasyland, set the pace while yours truly followed at a safe distance. A case of two Army buddies getting high together, you might say. In summary, the argument in favor of mountain climbing is weak at best. Playing hide-and- seek among a bunch of rocks is not only tedious but lacks for rewards. Reaching the summit poses yet another problem: those who go up must come down. Luckily, a gathering of tourists recognized the time* liness of the even, and offered motorized assistance for the descent. My vote is cast for more sympathetic vagabonds. While bite-sized peaks may seem puny, there are easier ways to get up in this world. Rumor has it that larger mountains do exist. Should you be confronted by one, my advice would be take the long way around—save wear and tear on your physician's favorite creditor. As for elevation, a number of airlines offer excellent accommodations and could use the revenue. Anyone for chess? List Facts And Figures For Series By The Associated Press W. L. Pet. Los Angeles (N) 2 0 1.000 New York (A) 0 2 .000 First Game, Wednesday, Oct. 2 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 E. Howard. W—Koufax. L—Ford. Home runs—Los Angeles, Roseboro. New York, Tresh. Second Game, Thursday, Oct. 3 Los Angeles 200 100 010-4 10 1 New York 000 000 001—1 7 0 Podres, Perranoski (9) and Roseboro; Downing, Terry (6), Reniff (9) and E. Howard. W Podres. L—Downing. Home run—Los Angeles, Skowron. Financial Figures Second Game Attendance—€6,455. Net receipts—$481,342.50. Commissioner's share — $72,201.38. Players' share — $245,584.67. New York club's share — $40,914.12. Los Angeles club's share—$40,914.11. American League's share—$40,914,11. National League's share — $40,914.11. Two-Game Totals Attendance—135,455. Net receipts—$971,601.61. Commissioner's share — $145,740.25. Player's share—$495,516.81. New York club 's share — $82,586.15. Los Angeles club's share—$82,586.15. American League 's share—$82,586.13. National League 's share — $82,586.13. Fair Weather For Saturday? LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Fair weather and hazy afternoon sunshine has been predicted for the Los Angeles area Saturday, when the World Series moves to Dodger Stadium. The weatherman expected temperatures to range from the upper 60s to the low 70s with the usual low morning overcast gradually clearing in the afternoon. MILD TOMORROW Time to laniato WHITE'S PHONE 842-08U CORPUS CHRISTI — VS. — KN0XVILLE Tonight at 8:30 ILLINOIS — VS. NORTHWESTERN Saturday at 1;30 RAD|O THE jyjyjj^^ I4O0 ON YOUI DIM

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