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SANDY FIRES—Sandy Koufax shown just before delivering the ball to Mickey Mantle In the ninth Inning Sunday. He fanned Mantle on this pitch and established a new scries record of 23 strikeouts, setting 15 Yankees down in the opener and eight in the finale. UNIFAX Walter Alston Feels Even With Baseball Fates By ALEX KAHN UPI SPORTS WRITER LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Walter Alston of the Los Angeles Dodgers felt he was all square with the baseball fates today — and manager Ralph Houk of the Yankees was glad for him. In the tight little union of baseball managers they all know how tough it can get for each other. Alston was just getting even and Houk still was far in front. "This Tnakea up. -.fat ,^ thing," Alston said wife quiet Jsfaction; recalling last year> playoff defeats by the San Francisco Giants. And gallant loser Ralph Houk, who lost his first series after winning two, said if his Yankees had to go down to defeat he was glad it was to a club like the Dodgers. "I'm glad for Alston," he said. "After the frustrating season they had the year before, I'm happy it. was a club like the Dodgers that won." Clubhouse Was Bedlam The Dodgers clubhouse was a wild scene as players poured champagne on each other, yelled and embraced while hundreds of reporters milled around them. And the center of attention was pitcher Sandy Koufax, winner of the first and fourth games and hero of the series. "How do you feel now?" yelled over Johnny Podres, winner of the second game in New York. "Just great," Koufax shouted back. "It's all over now and we've won it." The handsome southpaw disagreed with Alston who thought he pitched better in New York. Koufax said he threw a more con­ sistent game in the clincher. "Over all, I thought I pitched a better ball game today," he said/'"Strikeouts themselves ^tt$^7npcn. I felt my fast ball was better than my curve in the gante here." And koufax paid tribute to his mound rival, Whitey Ford, by declaring the Yankee star pitched a great game but the Dodgers were fortunate in getting just enough runs to win. And Houk was in agreement with Koufax that Ford's pitching performance couldn't be faulted much., He declared, "somebody's got to. win, though, and somebody's -got to lose." , Frank Howard Disappeared The men who scored the two Dodger runs also came in for their,; share of attention although the modest Frank Howard quietly answered the questions thrown at him and disappeared to join his family as soon as he was dressed. Howard indirectly admitted he guessed right on Ford's pitch when he lashed his 450-foot homer into the second deck of the stands in the fifth inning. Dodger Sweep Could Be Start of New Dynasty By JOE REICHLER LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' incredible four*game World Series sweep over the New York Yankees could be the start of a new dynasty and the end of an old one. The world champion Dodgers, loaded with youth, speed, confidence, pep and pitching, could rule the National League for years to come. The ability to draw upwards of two million annually in this ever­ growing area and their spacious new stadium is bound to pour additional millions of dollars into an already bulging treasury and en able the front office to pay handsome bonuses to promising youngsters. The humiliating four- game downfall not only is a loss to the Yankees' pride and prestige but is < bound to encourage the rest of the American League clubs which have acted as puppeteers on Yankee strings for many, many years. Sandy Koufax* brilliant pitching Sunday in the 2-1 Dodger hay* maker proved again what Dodger pitching had shown during the en* tire series—that strong pitching can beat good hitting teams, even such power hitting teams like the Yankees, the three Dodger starters- Johnny Podres, Don Drysdale and Koufax, with an assist from relief ace Ron Perranosld, stifled the Yankee sluggers with only 22 hits, an average of under six per game. Koufax, who started the sweep with a 8-2 victory over Whitey Ford in the opener, permitted only six hits Sunday and lost his shutout when Mickey Mantle homered in the seventh. The Yankees scored only four runs in four games. "The Dodgers' great pitching beat us, nothing else," said Yankee Manager Ralph Houk, who accepted the defeat, his first in three World Series, philosophically. "We simply couldn't score enough runs.'* "I've never seen such tremendous pitching all around in my to years with the Dodgers," said Los Angeles Manager Waiter Alston, who also had led Dodger teams to world championships in 1955 and 1959. The Dodgers didn't exactly knock down any fences. They amassed only 25 hits, two Sunday, but as Alston said; "We got our hits when they counted the most. That's the way we've played all year." Ford, who lost both the first and fourth games, pitched brilliantly Sunday. He permitted only two hits, both by big Frank Howard, who broke a scoreless pitching duel with a 450-foot home run in the fifth inning. The winning run was unearned. It came in the bottom of the seventh after the Yankees had evened the score on Mantle's 15th series home run, which tied Babe Ruth's record for most homers in series play. Jim Gftttant opened. the Dodgers' seventh with a bouncer to third. Clete Boyer made a leaping stop and good throw to first but Joe Pepitone let the ball go through him. By the time the first baseman hid retrieved the bounding ball, Gilliam was on third, from where he scored en Willie Davis* sacrifice fly to Mantle in deep right center. "I lostthe ball in the sun end in the white shirts of the grandstands," Pepitone explained later. "It hit my wrist, then my fore- army, then my chest. All I could see was shirts." Pep's misplay was the only Yankee error of the series. Koufax, the series hero with two victories, fanned eight Sunday to boost his two-game total 23, a record for a series of seven games or less, ft was only the second time the Dodgers had beaten the Yankees in eight post season classics. The only other win came in 1955 when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn. Final Facts And Figures For Series LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Final facts and figures on the 1963 World Series: Final standings—Dodgers won, 4-0. First game score — Dodgers 5 Yankees 2; second game score- Dodgers 4, Yankees 1; third game score—Dodgers 1, Yankees 0; fourth game score—Dodgers 2, Yankees 1. Fourth game attendance — 55, 912. Total attendance—247,279. Fourth game financial figures — Receipts, $511,790.09; players share, $261,012.95; commissioner's share, $76,768.51; clubs and league's share $43,502.16. Total financial figures — Receipts, $1,995,189.09; players' share $1,017,546.43 (70 per cent to the Yankees and Dodgers, 30 per cent to the second, third and fourth place teams in each league.); commissioner's share $229,278.37; clubs and league's shares $169,591.09. Approximate players* individual shares —Dodgers, $12,000 each; Yankees, $8,000 each (both records.) (Continued on page 14) Costly Error Makes Young Joe Pepitone Series Goat British Get First Look ATLANTA (UPI) — The British Ryder Cup team, confident it will make a good showing against the favored Americans, got its first look today at the East Lake Country Club course where the 15th biennial matches begin Friday. The 10-man British team, headed by nonplaying captain John Fallon, arrived here late Saturday by jet from London via New York and had today for an extra practice round on the narrow fairways and tight greens of East Lake, since the American team will arrive later. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! LOS ANGELES (AP)-'There's no substitute for experience." Thus commented wise, old Casey Stengel last Wednesday only minutes before the first ball was thrown in Yankee Stadium to begin the Los Angeles Dodgers' four game sweep from the Yanks. Stengel was comparing Bill (Moose) Skowron, longtime Yankee hero who was traded to the Dodgers during the winter to make room for 22-year-old Joe Pepitone at first base. Today, amidst the ashes of the series, the veteran Skowron emerges as one of the Dodgers' heroes. Pepitone, with one of the most costly errors in baseball history, is the goat. Using profane language, the slender, likable Italian youth from Brooklyn said, "You play good all season and then blow the big game. It has to happen to somebody and I guess it might as well be me." As Pepitone tossed off his socks Sunday in the Yankee dressing room—a place that resembled the main mausoleum at Forest Lawn in many ways, he added: "Clete's throw was good. I lost it in the crowd. I just saw a white spot. It hit my wrist, then forearm and finally my chest—everyplace but my glove." Clete Boyer, going three feet in the air like a graceful bird, made a sensational stop of Jim Gilliam's hard smash down the third baseline in the seventh with the score tied 1-1. Boyer, with one of the surest arms in baseball made a perfect throw. But it sailed past Pepitone and rolled toward the stands. By the time Pepitone retrieved the ball, Gilliam was on third base on what should have been an out. Then Willie Davis drove a long fly to Mickey Mantle in center. The Mick threw a strike to home plate but Gilliam could have crawled the last 20 feet and still have scored. Skowron, who batted only .203 during the regular season, hit .385 for the Series—even with a hitless day in three times up in the final game. In the Dodgers' dressing room, SkoWron's teammates happily sang a parody on Walt Disney's Mousketeers song—but the Dodger version, in tribute to one of the happier trades of the year, was called "Mickey Moose." Over in the solemn Yankee dressing room, no one .sang—or even smiled. Pro Football By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastern Division W. L. T. Pet PF PA 4 0 1.000 133 67 Box Score For Series Final NEW YORK (A) ABR H.BI O A LOS ANGELES (AP) - The box score of the fourth game of the 1963 World Series: Kubek ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 Richardson 2b 4 0 2 0 1 4 Tresh If 4 0 0 0 1 0 Mantle cf 4 1114 0 E. Howard c 4 0 2,0 6 1 Lopez rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 Pepitone lb 3 0 0 0 8 3 Boyer 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 Ford p 2 0 0 0 2 0 a-Linz 10 10 0 0 Reniff p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals .33 1 6 1 24 11 LOS ANGELES (N) AB R H.BI O A Cleveland St. Louis New York Pittsburgh Washington Philadelphia Dallas 3 3 2 2 1 0 .750 128 .750 98 .667 98 .500 .333 .000 68 87 98 66 86 92 83 107 69 120 Western Division W. L. T. Pet PF PA 0 1.000 85 34 0 .750 107 . 50 .500 90 118 .500 80 73 .250 71 92 .000 51 115 .000 32 122 Chicago 4 0 Green Bay 3 1 Minnesota 2 2 Detroit 2 2 Baltimore 1 3 San Francisco 0 4 Los Angeles 0 4 Sunday's Results Philadelphia 24 Dallas 21 New York 24 Washington 14 Chicago 10 Baltimore 3 Green Bay 42 Los Angeles 10 Detroit 26 San Francisco 3 St. Louis 56 Minnesota 14 (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Results New York 31 Boston 24 Buffalo 12 Oakland 0 (Only games scheduled) Sunday's Results Denver 50 San Diego 34 Kansas City 28 Houston 7 (Only games scheduled) Open Bowling Tonite •:45 P.M. NORTHGATE 1576 N Handerion St Ph 348-6171 No Panic Among Beaten Yankees _ _ ... _ < . • , . i • i ; ..1. LOS ANGELES (UPI) - General Manager Roy Harney em- pliasized there is "no panic" among the beaten Yankees today and that they probably will stand pat this winter because he still thinks they are the finest club in baseball. Harney thus put a prompt stop to any thought the Yankees might make wholesale changes because the Dodgers bowled them over in four straight World Series games. "Why should we look to make a lot of trades or changes simply because the Dodgers beat us?" he asked. "That's no reason for any panic. We still think we have the best club. We're satisfied." The Yankee General Manager did add, however, that the club might be interested in obtaining another catcher to back up Elston Howard and possibly another outfielder "if the right man is available." Most of the Yankees' concern now centers around Mickey Mantle's unpredictable underpinning. Everything Is "Okay" tilings considered, I thought he did very well in the series." Within the next few days, Mantle will undergo examination of his left knee to determine whether or not surgery is necessary. If it is, he will be operated on shortly; if it isn't, he will go home to Dallas, play golf and follow the fortunes of the Oklahoma football team. The loss by the Yankees to the Dodgers was the first World Series setback for Manager Ralph Houk, who had racked up three straight American League pennants and two World Series' triumphs before running afoul of the Dodgers. "I think Ralph (Houk) did an outstanding job all year," Harney said for the express benefit of "If Mickey is okay, then we're those who might try to portray okay, too," Harney said. "All Uhe Yankee manager as the scape- Enjoy modern SKOAL America's Fastest-Growing Chawing Tobacco (Mll HbHttN H.A.VOKIQ SKOA L *":,WINU roBAcco ~JH9THiH flNf WWSLPt UNHfP STATEJ TQBAC99 COMPANY goat in his club's four straight defeats. "That goes for the rest of our players, too," he continued. "You don 't scuttle the ship simply because you run into one spell of bad weather." Comforted Pepitone The Yankees, with a long-standing habit of never gloating when they win or alibiing if they lose, all sought to comfort forlorn Joe Pepitone, who shouldered the blame for Sunday's 2-1 defeat in the. finale "I'm sure Joe feels badly now but when he thinks about it he certainly shouldn't," said second baseman Bobby Richardson. "You can't catch what you can't see.' Pepitone said he couldn't see third baseman Clete Boyer's seventh inning throw which he al lowed to get by him for a three- base error that led to the win nixig run. "I just lost it in the crowd," Pepitone confessed. "The throw was perfect. I should have had it but I didn 't see it." Regardless of that bobble, a rather costly one in that it could mean a difference of $4,000 to each Yankee player, they still think Pepitone is the best fielding first baseman in the American League and possibly in the majors. Wills ss Gilliam 3b W. Davis cf T. Davis If F. Howard rf Fairly rf Skowron lb Roseboro c Tracewski 2b Koufax p Totals .. 2 3 2 3 3 0 3 3 3 2 .24 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 O t 0 0 2 0 2 0 9 0 11 0 2 0 1 2 27 a-Singled for Ford in 8th. Score by innings: New York (A) .... 000 000 100—1 Los Angeles (N) .. 000 010 lOx—2 E-Pepitone, Tracewski. DP—E. Howard and Pepitone; kubek, Richardson and Pepitone; Tra­ cewski and Skowron. LOB—New York (A) 5, Los Angeles (N) 0. 2B—Richardson. HR—F. Howard, Mantle. SF—W. Davis. Ford (L) Reniff Koufax (W) IP H RER 7 2 2 1 10 0 0 9 6 11 BB—Ford 1 (Wills). SO—Ford 4: W. Davis, Wills, Roseboro, Koufax; Koufax (8): Kubek, Tresh 2, Pepitone 2, Boyer 2, Mantle. U—Crawford (N) plate, Paparella (A) first base, Gorman (N) second base, Napp (A) third base, Rice (A) left field, Venzon (N) right field. T-l:50. A -55,912. Erlandson Activated DENVER (UPI) - The. Denver Broncos have activated Tom Erlandson, a 23-year-old linebacker from Washington State. Erlandson, 6 for 3 and 235 pounds, has had two years of professional football experience. MANTLE FANS—Mickey Mantle walks dejectedly to the bench after striking out against Sandy Koufax In the ninth Inning of Sunday's World Series finale. Mantle had homered In seventh to tie game at 1-1 but the Yanks lost 2 -1. UNIFAX r^Qalesburg Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., MONDAY, OCT. 7, 1963 PAGE 12 Series Shares for Dodgers, Yanks Highest of All-Time i MONEY I for J FALL !EXPENSES t BUG • c o a* o **Tt9u Fast Service Up to $800 On sensible plans j • afoffvy to Bur Mow-PAY ! • IATIMI Others use our I | plans every year for Fall I I expenses—you can too. • With good credit and I I steady employment, you're I all set. Call* write «r com* bit j j You CJMI ff*j»«fitf on | UNANCe j n i. prsiiie ata-em | LIC LOS ANGELES (UPD-Each Angeles Dodgers who was voted pot should receive at least $12 ,000. The full shares for the losing to amount to about $8,000 apiece. Both estimated figures would be all-time highs. The players* pools for the 1963 series totaled $1,017,546.53 - the first time in history it cracked the million dollar mark. The previous high of $893,301.40 was established in the 1959 series between the Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. Each Dodger received $11,231.18 and the losing White Sox received $7,275.17 apiece. The World Series participants are awarded 70 per cent of the players' pool — 60 per cent of that figure going to the winning team and 40 per cent to the loser. The second, third and fourth place finishers in each league carve up the remaining 30 per cent. Although the Yankees and the Dodgers took clubhouse votes on how they will divide their shares before the series, the actual announcement will not be made until later this week by Commissioner Ford Frick. The gate receipts for the 1963 series amounted to $1,995,189.09— a record for a four-game series member of the victorious Los a full share of the World Series New York Yankees is expected However, the total attendance of 247,279 was not a record. Tha series between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Giants in 1964 attracted 251,507 fans. Fight Results By The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Emile Griffith, 151, New York, outpointed Jose Gonzalez, 158, Puerto Rico, 19. ACCRA, Ghana — Lloy Robertson retained Ghana featherweight crown by stopping Joe Tetteh King, 11. HIMEJI. Japan — Thai Payak- sopon, Thailand, and Katsua Haga, Japan, drew 10. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! COOLER TOMORROW Time to lnmlato WHITE'S PHONE S42418S CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT at 7:35 RAD|0 THi SOUND CITIZEN 1400 ON VOUt OlAl

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