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12 Golesburg RegisterMoil, Gotesburg, Soturdoy, Oct 5, 1963 \On the Rebound Yankee Critics Gleefully Prepare to Toss in Towel By PHIL THEOBALD Staff Writer What price success? In as warm a sendoff given anyone in Yankee Stadi urn's 43 years, the New York Yankees have established themselves as almost human. Such hospitality is rare indeed. As the jet age series gave ball fans a breather be fore setting up shop in Los Angeles, the butcher, the baker and the run pool maker are drawing up plans for a decent burial of a once-proud dynasty. And, though scores of 5-2 and 4-1 fall short of toppling an empire, top dogs are perpetually known as the fairest: of game. In this fickle world of sports, the n, pubjjc is forever anxious to bury , 'em. — dead or not. With 28 October appearances in their wake, the Yankees are seasoned to the pressures of a nation breathing down their necks in the fall classic. Winning, however, is the Bronx tradition. Breaking even is hardly acceptable and losing just doesn't get it. That the Yankees have built an image with a foundation of pros • perky is to their credit; that «boosters of several "wait'U next year" teams are ready to storm *the walls of Yankeedom at any *opportunity is natural. * Reaching the top is a long and ' painstaking journey. Those for tunate enough to make it, however, have often come down from their heights in the manner of a skydiver who has given up ripcords for Lent. Granted, the Yanks aren't near their last breath. Walter Alston's Dodgers have pointed out a need for transfusions in certain areas, but this could be a blessing in disguise. Continued neglect of whatever ails the New Yorkers might find J even their American League constituents leveling them regularly Then what would people think? Steal Show Meanwhile, back at the ranch LA has stolen the Yankee thunder in a bit of larceny retained from the old Brooklyn hangout, Hitting, pitching, running, defense and plain aggressiveness have put the Bums in a very en viable position. No other team has come away from the Stadium with two victories In the best-of-seven set. Bets are being laid that this season'<* extravaganza never returns to the "house that Ruth built." Though the Yanks find going the route old hat (four of their 19 series triumphs have come in seven sames) they are definitely bucking precedent this time arou: d. Only twice have teams corne back to win after dropping the first two games Never has a club r'bounded from a 3-0 deficit. All things considered, LA should be a cinch to cop its third series crown. Injuries on the Bomber roster and an apparent pitching edge for the leaders, both on the front line and in the bull pen, would seem to lend support to that statement. Considering all things, in proper prospective at least, is a hazardous occupation until the last Yankee is out. Pin Stripes will continue to be associated with class. GROUND RULES—New York Manager Ralph Houk (35) and Los Angeles manager Walt Alston (in street clothes) discuss ground rules at the Dodger Stadium after workouts Friday afternoon. The Yanks and Dodgers were to meet In the third game of the series this afternoon. UNIFAX Third Game Must for Yanks List Facts And Figures For Series Fernandez Posts 30th Knockout BOSTON (UPI) - Pretty nearly everything happened when Cuban Florentino Fernandez won his 36th fight and 30th by a knockout. A five-alarm fire broke out less than a block from Boston Arena shortly before the nationally televised battle Friday night. This produced a mile-square traffic tieup. But the fun really began when Fernandez, of Miami, cooled middleweight opponent Joe De Nucci of nearby Newton at 2:30 of the fourth round. Half a dozen youths, waving a Cuban flag and a banner appealing for funds to fight communism, leaped into the ring. A handful of apparently local rowdies jumped into the ring after the first wave. Fighting broke out in the ring, on the apron, in the press section, and in the stands, where 1,121 paying customers were seated. A few chairs and other debris were thrown. Police moved in. The unscheduled fighters either scattered or were ejected. Fernandez went home with a $4,500 check, most of it from the television receipts. De Nucci, knocked down for the first time in his 43-bout career, got the same amount, once he was revived. And the chances were that the licking ended his television career if not his professional boxing campaign. Fernandez, almost casual while dominating the first three rounds of the scheduled 10-rounder, said he had begun to wonder how De Nucci withstood his body combinations. "Then I finally caught him with a left hook right on the button," the 159%-pound Fernandez said. "And from now on, when I fight anybody, they'll fall just like that." • De Nucci, 165, wasn't too sure about the kayo punch. "I don't know where that last one came from. I never saw it. They told me about it afterward." Bob McDermott, Former Pro Ace, Dies of Injuries YONKERS, N.Y. (AP)--Former basketball star Bob McDermott died Friday as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident two weeks ago. He was 48. The 5-foot-10 ace started with the New York Celtics, went to the Fort Wayne Pistons of the American Basketball League in 1940, and later played with Moline, 111. and Denver. McDermott was injured Sept. 23 at Yonkers Raceway where he was employed as a security officer. LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Facts and figures on the 1963 World Series: Today's game — 3rd, at Dodger Stadium. First game score — Dodgers 5, Yankees 2. Second game score — Dodgers 4, Yankees 1. Series standing — Dodgers lead, 2-0. Series winner — First team to win four games. Remaining games — 4th, and 5th (if necessary) at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Sun., Oct. 6, Mon., Oct. 7; 6th and 7th (if necessary) at Yankee Stadium, Wed., Oct. 9, and Thurs., Oct. 10. Third game pitchers — Dodg ers: Don Drysdale (1917); Yank ees: Jim Bouton (21-7). Third-game odds — Yankees favored, 11-10. Weather forecast — Considera bly cloudy, scattered light showers. Series odds — Dodgers favored 3-1. Game time of third game — 4 p.m., EDT (1 p.m., PDT). Television and radio—Via NBC, 3:45 p.m., EDT. Second game attendance — 66, 455. Total attendance — 135,455. Second-game financial figures- Receipts, $481,342; players' share, $245,484; commissioner's share, $72,201; clubs' and leagues' share, $40,914. Total financial figures — Receipts $971,601; players' share, $495,516; commissioner 's share, $145,740; clubs' and leagues' share, $82,586. New Yorks Jim Bouton to Go Against Don Drysdale LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The battered New York Yankees, pinning their World Series hopes on "Bulldog" Jim Bouton, were 11-10 favorites to beat Don Drysdale and the Los Angeles Dodgers today and get back on their traditional victory path. If they don't, the Yankees' chances of retaining their world championship will be slim indeed. They lost the first two games to the battling Dodgers in New York and going into the third game faced the biggest of World Series jinxes — that no club ever lost the first two games of a Series in its own park and came back to win. Manager Ralph Houk, gambling with a youngster who never has been in a Series game, insisted the Yankees "are not out of it by a long shot.!' But he admitted that if they lose today the outlook would be anything but bright. As the Series goes back into action at 1 p.m., PDT (4 p.m., EDT) after a day off for travel, there were two major concerns. For the Yankees it was right fielder Roger Maris and his injured left arm. For everyone it was the weather forecast. It said there was a "40 per cent chance" of showers, adding that they might not be heavy enough to interfere with the game. Wins 21 Games Bouton, 24, won 21 games for the Yankees during the season and lost seven. He throws hard and is a fierce competitor. You have to stay with the fel be facing a speed-balling right hander who in 1962 was considered the best pitcher in baseball. This year he won 19 games while losing 17, but where he is right, he is as tough as they come. Big Don had one thing going for him his pitching opponent did not — Series experience. He has been in two Series games with an over-all mark of one victory and no defeat. He beat the White Sox in 1959 when the Dodgers won the Series and appeared in two relief innings against the Yankees in 1956. Houk was hopeful that his Yankees, whose vaunted hitting power was stifled by the southpaw pitching of Sandy Koufax, Johnny Podres and Ron Per- ranoski in the first two games, "will get back on the right track" against right-handed pitching. He will have five left-handed hitters in his batting order if either Maris or Blanchard plays right field. The others are switch hitters Tom Tresh and Mickey Mantle, shortstop Tony Kubek and first baseman Joe Pepitone. Makes One Change Reluctant to break up a winning combination, Alston decided against platooning the Dodgers as lows who won for you," explained ^,^1,™,^^ Roar, Lion, Roar NEW YORK (UPI) - Roar, lion, roar, will be a reality for Columbia University football fans | into the fence in right field chas- Houk, adding that was why he planned no lineup changes provided Maris was able to play. Maris said "I think I'll be able to play," but Houk said "It is doubtful." Maris did not suit up when the Yankees worked out Friday in Dodger Stadium. He watched his mates from a dugout seat, an elastic bandage on his left elbow. He bruised it when he crashed at Baker Field today when the team takes the field against Princeton. Senior students raised $470 to rent a 300-pound lion named Sim- ba from a theatrical animal agency for the game. The Columbia Lions will house Simba in a cage under the scoreboard. ing Tommy Davis" triple in the third inning of Thursday's second game in Yankee Stadium. Houk said that if Maris did not play he would put either Hector Lopez or Johnny Blanchard in right field. Drysdale Has Speed In Drysdale, the Yankees will right-handed hitting Moose Skowron at first base and rookie Dick Tracewski at second. However, he will put the left-handed hitting Ron Fairly in right field instead of big Frank Howard. Alston, outwardly at least, did not share the confidence of the Dodger players that the Series will end here. "We still have to win two more games," he said. "I'm not downgrading the Yankees for a minute. In this game, you don't count anything won or lost until it's up there on the scoreboard." The Dodger players, however, felt they had the Yankees on the run and would keep them there. Don Can't Learn From LA Lefties LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Fire- balling Don Drysdale faces a lefty-loaded New York Yankee batting order today and if you think he's asked Sandy Koufax and Johnny Podres for any tips, forget it. Southpaws Koufax and Podres handled the Yankee hitters masterfully in the Los Angeles Dodgers* first two World Series victories at Yankee Stadium. But as a right-hander pitching to those same hitters, Drysdale realizes I'm strictly on my own." "I couldn't learn a thing from the way Sandy and Johnny pitched to the Yankees," Drysdale said at the Dodgers' off-day workout Friday. "Right-handers work on the I same hitters differently than lefties, do," he pointed out. "I couldn't pitch to the Yankees the way they did. Heck, they don't even pitch alike, even though they're both left-handed." "If a pitcher is 'on,' it doesn't matter whether the opposing team has nine left-handed hitters in the lineup," Drysdale went on. "Several teams loaded up with lefties when I pitched this year. The Giants did it; so did the Phillies and the Cards. The way they platoon these days, you have to expect it. Rodgers and Balding Tied For Golf Lead By EDWARD J. McFALL PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - Canadian Al Balding fashioned a four-under-par 68 and ex-Marine Phil Rodgers shot a 70 to share the 36-hole lead with 138 going into today's third round of the $125,000 Whitemarsh Open. Balding, a 39 -year-old pro from Toronto, said "all I did was make a lot of putts" Friday during his 33-35 round that trimmed two strokes from his' first day, two- under-par 70 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Rodgers, 25, Perdido Bay, Fla., used "common sense" to combat a stiff wind on the 6,807-yard course and card a two-under-par 70 to add to his first-round 68. Mason Rudolph, Lehigh Acres, Fla., the first-round leader with a 67, slipped to a par 72 and tied for second place with Tommy Jacobs, Bermuda Dunes, Calif, with 139. Tile field of sotne 140 pfot and one amateur was cut to the tow 75 for the final two rounds. Survivors in the cutoff at 151 included Arnold Palmer, thli yeartf leading money winner, who tad a 36- hole, 90-71 for 141; Jack Nlcklaus, who had 148 after soaring to 77 in the second round; Julius Boros, 73-75 for a 148, and South Africa's Gary Player, 71-73 for 143. Gene Littler, ftancho Bernardo, Calif., was tied with Palmer far third with 69-72-141. Doug Sanders, Ojal, Calif.; Terry Dill, Hot Springs, Ark., and Harold Kneece, Aiken, S.C., were tied at 142. Don January, Walnut, Calif., Sam Snead of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and Roger Ginsberg, Alpine, N.J., were tied with Player at 143. Wes Ellis, W, Caldwell, N. J.; Jack Rule Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Claude King, Virginia Beach, Va., were deadlocked at 144. Point-Happy Browns Meet Defense-Minded Steelers The point-happy Cleveland Browns, top scorers in the National Football League, tangle with the defense-minded Pittsburgh Steelers tonight with the early Eastern Conference leadership at stake. Cleveland, which has tallied 98 points while storming to three triumphs, will have to be at its offensive best to down the Steel­ ers, who have limited three opponents to 31 points. And the Chicago Bears (3 -0) make their season's debut before home fans Sunday in a game against the Baltimore Colts, who feature the passing wizardry of Johnny Unitas. The rest of the Sunday pro­ gram finds the champion Green Bay Packers (2-1) at home against the winless Los Angeles (2-1) at Washington to battle the Redskins, winners of two o of three; the Detroit Lions (1-2) at home against the San Francisco Forty Niners, losers of three straight; the St. Louis Cardinals (2-1) at Minnesota against the Vikings (2-1), and the Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) at home to battle winless Dallas. Here is the "line" on these games: Chicago 9 over Baltimore ; Green Bay 20 over Los Angeles; New York 7 over Washington; Detroit 10 over San Francisco; Minnesota .3 over St. Louis, and Philadelphia 1 over Dallas. Speedy Scot Top Contender For Horse of Year Honors LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Speedy Scot, winner of the $60,861 Kentucky Futurity and the Triple Crown of trotting, must be considered a leading contender for Harness Horse of the Year honors. The amazing Castleton Farm colt captured the futurity Friday with ease and became the second horse in history to win trotting's Triple Crown. The only other horse to match the feat was Scott Frost in 1955. Seldom does the Horse of the Year honor go to a 3-year-old but it will be hard to overlook this great champion this season. His "But on the days when I had string of brilliant performances my stuff, I'd beat them. And if . and his consistency on the track I didn't have it, they could hit'outshine the efforts of such fine me with pogo sticks, swinging lefty or right. "With two switch-hitters in the Yankee lineup, they had five right-handed hitters against Koufax and six against Podres. But did it matter?" READ THE WANT ADS! Better* Own Mark BLACKPOOL, England (UPI)— Stella Mitchel of Britain bettered the women's 220 -yard breaststroke record Friday with a time of 2 minutes, 50.2 seconds. Miss Mitchel, 17, clipped 1.2 seconds off the previous mark she set here a few weeks ago. Everywhere you look there's a WHITE ROOF WHITE'S INSULATION 342-0185 N.L. Tries to Help Colts, Mets LOS ANGELES (UPI) - For- 1 after a 2V4-hour NL meeting that mer World Series heroes Don Lar sen and Larry Sherry were regarded today as among likely candidates to be served up to the straggling New York Mets and Houston Colts in a National League move to bolster the ex pansion teams. National League president Warren Giles announced Friday night The BIG Difference INDIVIDUAL and FAMILY HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE Ages 1 month to 75 years Leo A. Cronin INSURANCE book for this emblem when buying insurance "Honestly It's the Best Policy" 418 Bondi Bldg. Dial 342-6413 all of the top eight teams would make four players available to the Mets and Colts. The tailend- ers can choose one of the four in alternate bidding, with the Mets winning the first choice by the toss of the coin. Names also reported to be included on the tentative list were third baseman Don Hoak and pitcher Ryne Duran, Philadelphia; pitchers Harvey Haddix and ElRoy Face and shortstop Johnny Logan of the Pittsburgh Pirates; pitchers Bobby Shantz and Sam Jones of St. Louis; infielder Charlie Neal of Cincinnati, and pitchers Billy Pierce .and Billy Hoeft of San Francisco. Unofficial sources said either Larsen or Pierce was regarded as expendable by San Francisco in the player pool. In effect, the plan — which stipulates players named must have been carried on rosters Aug. 31 and bring a price of $30,000 each —assures the eight clubs participating of losing no more than one man. But it also provides these teams with an option to give up any of the four nominees to the Mets and Colts. Paul Richards, Houston general manager who originally made the proposal to assist the 9th and 10th place teams, said the "spirit of this new plan is fine, but what the quality will be remains to be seen. We'll only know that when we see the identity of the 32 players placed on the list." Met general manager George Weiss also was cautious in his optimism. 1959 Sherry of the Dodgers World Series hero — and Larsen of the Giants (of 1956 perfect game fame), won't be known until the list is officially submitted to Giles no later than Oct. 14. But unofficial sources provided names of at least four players per team. They were: Philadelphia: Hoak, first baseman Frank Torre, catcher Bob Oidis and Puren. Milwaukee; Pitcher Ron Piche, infielder Lou Kinchock, and outfielders Bob Taylor and Don Pillar d. Sao Francisco; Pitchers Hoeft, Jack Fisher, Pierce and-or Lari sen, and first baseman Norm Lar- American League officials took I ker no action at all in a similar meet-1 Los Angeles: Lee Walls, utility ing to discuss the plight of their 1 outiieider-infielder; pitchers Sher- expansion teams, Washington and ry and Ken Rowe, and infielder Los Angeles. Marv Breeding. The NL players, in addition to I Pittsburgh: Outfielder Ted Sav­ age; pitchers Haddix and Face; shortstop Logan. St. Louis: Pitchers Shantz and Jones; catcher Carl Sawatski, and outfielder Mike Shannon. Cincinnati; Neal; outfielders Gene Green and Ken Walters, and pitchers Jim Coates and Dom Zanni. Chicago; Infielders Steve Boros and Leo Burke; pitcher Jim Brewer and outfielder Don Landrum. John Quinu of Philadelphia said the two clubs could have any or all of the four he mentioned, and Bill DeWitt, Reds' president, took a similar view regarding five men Cincinnati was willing to put on the list. Others were unavailable for comment on the record. older horses as Duke Rodney and Su Mac Lad. Speedy Scot, with Ralph Baldwin in the sulky, acted like he was out for his afternoon stroll when he turned back a field of seven others in record time in the Futurity. His victories were effortless and Baldwin never once touched him with the whip as he came home two lengths in front of the Adren Homestead Stable's Florlis in the first heat and a length in front of the latter in the second. Speedy Scot wasn't pushed in the first heat as he came home in 1:57 1-5. This compared with the old futurity mark of 1:58 1-5 set in 1961 by Caleb. He bounced right back in the second and bit the finish in 1:57 2-5. Buys British Colt NEWMARKET, England (UPI) —Mrs. Charles Oliver Iselin of New York purchased a colt for $15,675, Friday at the Newmarket October sales. The bidding for the son of Wild Harvest was made in behalf of Mrs. Iselin by Capt, Cecil Boyd-Rochford, the queen's trainer. Jets Try to Strengthen Hold on 1st By United Press International The rollicking New York Jets try to strengthen their Eastern Division command against the runner-up Boston Patriots tonight and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs make a long-awaited bow in their new American Football League base Sunday against the Houston Oilers. The unbeaten San Diego Chargers (3-0) hope to topple the Broncos in the other Sunday contest, at Denver, and the winless Buffalo Bills greet the Oakland Raiders Saturday night in the other game of the AFL's fifth weekend. The Patriots are a 3-point choice to hand the Jets their second loss in four starts and give Boston at least a tie for the Eastern Division lead with a 3-2 record* Kansas City (1-1-1), second to San Diego, is favored by 6 over Eastern Division defending champion Houston (2-2); and the Charg* ers are rated 5 better than Denver (1-2) on Sunday. 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