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Los Angeles Does Not Plan to Stand Pat for '64 Season LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having just won the National League pennant by six games and the World Series by four, the Los Angeles Dodgers don't figure to rival the New York Stock Exchange in trading volume this winter. "But we're not going to stand pat, either," says Genera! Manager Buzzie Bavasi. Curiously, the first thing Bavasi wants to import is more pitching. The Dodger pitching staff had an earned-run average of 2.85, the best in the major leagues this year and the best in the National League in 19 years. Bavasi said he'd like another right-handed starting pitcher and another left-handed relief pitcher. There's a good chance the Dodger roster will change this month. The first eight teams in the National League are putting four players each in a pool set up to help the indigent New York Mets and Houston Colts. The Dodgers are expected to offer infielder Marv Breeding, outfielder- Image of New York Yankees Not Materially Damaged By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer Despite their defeat in the World Series in an unprecedented four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the image of the New York Yankees as lords of major league baseball has not been materially damaged. While giving ful credit to the Dodgers and the great pitching of Sandy Koufax, Johnny Podres and Don Drysdale, comment in various newspapers generally could be summed up: The defeat of the Yankees was just one of those things. Walt Alston, manager of the. , , . . , IR . J victorious Dodgers, put it this an ^ ,tori ^' as f rt f d . thLe ,, ?. od ij many World Series they need not begrudge this one to a former neighbor," the New York Times commented editorially. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, in way: "When you're winning, everything goes right. We didn't gamble any more this year than last. But we were luckier." ers have done the baseball world a favor in beating the Yankees and taking over as world champions." Paul Zimmerman, sports editor Jim Ogle of the Newark, N.J., , . Star-Ledger, commented: "The' of Lps An | eIes Tlmes .' com decline and fall (of the Yankees) I m ^ tedLt 5f t the flUr « ° f ' nv ' nci will last until next April 14 and ^ built U P around Yan : then they'll start to prove this was .thoroughly shattered was all a mistake...not counting bv tne Dodgers, the pitchers, O'MaJley (Dodger i An observation: In 1942 the owner) would be very happy to trade man-for-man. This is not a Yankee team that's cracking up. This is a young club and the pitching is getting better." "The Yankees have won so Yankees beat the Cardinals in the first game of the World Series, then lost four straight. The Yanks and Cards met again in 1943, but this time the Yankees won in five games. infielder Lee Walls, relief pitcher Ken Rowe and first baseman Bill Haas. Haas was in the Dodgers' farm system ail season but counted against their 25-man roster under the new first-year player rule. The Dodgers could give up all four of the "pool players" or none depending on how many they they want to part with and how many the Colts and Mets want to buy. There had been speculation relief pitcher Larry Sherry would be placed in the pool. But the guess now is that the Dodgers think they could make a better deal in a trade. Bill Skowron also looked like a trade prospect before the World Series. But he hit .385 in the Series and Bavasi said he was impressed. Utility infielder Dick Tracewski also strengthened his position in the World Series, playing all four games at second base. The only reservation about Tracewski is that he has been unable to hit good right-handed pitching. The Dodgers may try to trade for a left-handed hitting second baseman who could alternate with Tracewski. Bavasi said the Dodgers should be a contender in the National League "for as far ahead as we can see." "But I don't think there's much chance any club is going to set up a dynasty in this league," he said. "We don't even know we're going to win next year." Yankees' Mickey Mantle to Undergo Surgery Next Week NEW YORK (UPI) - Mickey ' Mantle, who has had more than a nodding acquaintance with doctors in the past, is expected to undergo surgery for removal of NCAA to Rule On Game to Be Televised DALLAS (UPI) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA! was to rule today whether the traditional Oklahoma-Texas football game Saturday in the Cotton Bowl will be televised. Howard Grubbs, Southwest Conference executive secretary, asked Asa Bushnell of New York, dector of the NCAA Television' there's a good chance he'll break cartilage in his left knee next week. Dr. Sidney Gaynor, the New York Yankees' club physician, plans to confer with Mantle later this week and set a date for the operation in a New York hospital. Before returning to his home in Dallas Monday, Mantle said he would leave the decision on whether to operate entirely in Dr. Gaynor's hands. "If surgery is necessary, I'll have it done within six weeks after the series," said Mantle before leaving Los Angeles, where the Dodgers completed a four- game series sweep over the Yankees. "I am going to wholeheartedly recommend an operation," said Dr. Gaynor. "If Mickey doesn't have that cartilage removed Committee, to rule on the matter. His decision was expected today. Plans, as usual, were to televise the clash of the highly-rated teams in the Dallas area only. An NCAA rules allows such television if all seats are sold and there is no other NCAA team playing within 150 miles. READ THE WANT ADS! Showers TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0819 down next year." Mantle tore loose the cartilage Ui his left knee in a game against the Orioles at Baltimore last June 5, when he also broke a bone in his left foot that knocked him out of the Yankees' lineup for two months. The Yankees appeared more concerned about Mantle's unpredictable underpinnings than their four straight losses to the Dodgers when they returned to New York Monday. "If Mickey is okay, then we're okay, too," said General Manager Roy Harney, who added the Amer ican League champions were planning no wholesale changes during the off-season. Arnold Palmer Has Big Lead In Money Race DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Arnold Palmer's victory in the Whitemarsh Open last weekend boosted his earnings in official PGA golf tournaments to a whopping $127,555. PGA headquarters reported Monday that Palmer won seven of the 19 tournaments in which he competed, and was in the first five finishers 10 times. Jack Nicklaus continues in the runner-up spot with $85,990 in winning out of 23 tournaments, four of which he won. JUST LIKE DADDY — Rudy Bukich, Chicago Bear quarterback who threw a short but important pass In a 44 -yard touchdown play against the Baltimore Colts Sunday, is shown with his boys, Steve, 7, and Mark, 6. As a result of Sunday's 10-3 victory the unbeaten, untied Bears held on to their lead. UNIFAX Will Browns Make Runaway Of NFL's Eastern Division? Hawaiian Lawyer Starts Fast in USGA Seniors SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP)-A 57- year-old Hawaiian attorney, Merrill L. Carlsmith of Hilo, got off to a good start Monday in his plan to repeat as USGA Seniors Amateur golf champion. Carlsmith defeated his first opponent in the 1963 tournament, Jo eph S. Gillin of Tulsa, Okla., 6 and4. The tournament at the 6,531- yard Sea Island course is limited to golfers 55 and over. Carlsmith drew for his second round opponent today Q. W. Norvell Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn., who routed G. P. Serafini of Brooklyn 7 and 6. READ THE WANT ADS! WASHINGTON (UPI) - Will the Cleveland Browns make a runaway out of the National Football League's Eastern division? Cast a dissenting vote from a coach whose team was one of the four whipped by the unbeaten Browns — Bill McPeak of the Washington Redskins. ' "Cleveland is no myth," McPeak conceded. "But I think they can and will be licked before the season is over. The Browns are riding an emotional crest right now. They want to win for B1 a n t o n Collier and they're playing as good football as they willl all year." McPeak believes the Eastern race won't jell for another two or three weeks. "It's a pretty even division," Bill allowed. "Philadelphia should have beaten Pittsburgh in their before they played us, meetings in which the players all talked about having to win for Collier." McPeak was not discounting his own team's chances, either, de- opener, you can't count out the spite a 2-2 record including Sun (St. Louis) Cardinals with 56 points against the Vikings, and frankly we should have licked New York last Sunday." McPeak admitted that the day'., loss to the Giants. At this time last year, Washington led the conference with three victories and a tie. "Right now, we're a better foot- Browns are the surprise team of Da u team than we were last seas- the East. j <,„,» Bill insisted. "After four "Before the season, if I could have picked one game I expected to win it would have been our on, games in '62, we were still just a two - man team — Norman Snead and Bobby Mitchell. This own opener against Cleveland," j year we > ve got a more so lid de- McPeak said. "The Browns really surprised us. Someone told us they held three squad meetings British Team May Gamble to Beat Americans at Home ATLANTA (UPI) — John Pal- tion to send against American Ion, non-playing captain of the captain Arnold Palmer and who- British Ryder Cup team, indicat-! ever 'his playing mate will be in ed today he may gamble with at least four sets of foursomes youth in an. effort to beat the t Friday and Saturday — the first Americans for the first time in two days of the three-day, 32- this country. match Ryder Cup tournament. In a surprise move Monday, For the singles on Sunday, Fallon teamed Welshman Brian when Palmer expected to play in Huggett and Scotsman George [ two of the 16 matches, Fallon fense and a more varied offense. If we can get out passing to click better, we'll beat anyone." Will, a pair of 26-year-old golfers, making their first Ryder Cup appearances. Alternating with the same ball, they responded with an unofficial 67 on the par 70 East Lake Country Club.Course. It had been generally expected that Fallon would pair the young golfers with veterans. But although his move was just an experiment the fact that the Huggett-Will team was five strokes better than any other British twosome Monday indicated the experiment was a success may match him with husky Peter Alliss, 32-year-old son of former Ryder Cupper Percey Alliss. Britain has beaten the United States in only three of 14 previous Ryder Cup mtaches and never in this country. One of the chief reasons has been the Brit- Conversions, Field Goals Decide Games CHICAGO (AP)-The Big Ten is turning into a kicking league with extra points and field goals deciding tough football games this season. And to prove the point a little stronger is the fact that five of the top 15 scorers in the conference have climbed into prominence because of their kicking ability. Steve Murphy of Northwestern leads the all-games scoring list with 18 points on three touchdowns. Murphy's teammate, Pete Stamison, has no touchdowns, but is second with 14 points on three field goals and five conversions. • -1 i "p v i y to s" i-c well in the 1 Mike Reid of Minnesota is third foursome. Last time they were with a touchdown, a field goal outscored 6-2 in the foursome and only by one match in 16 singles, When they last won, in 1957, il was by dominating the singles and four conversions for 13 points. The leaders: Fallon is looking for a combina- •, matches. OH, OH! SIGN SAYS * WO SMOKJMC ' YOU DON'T MEED TO 9MOKE TO ENJOY REAL, TO0ACCO. TR/THISJ DATED FOR FRESHNESS A PINCH OP REAL TOBACCO TASTE KoufaxOnlyUnanimousPick On Major All-Star Lineup NEW YORK (UPI) — Sandy Koufax, the Los Angeles Dodgers' 25-game winner and World Series pitching hero, was the only unanimous selection today on the United Press International's 1963 major league All-Star team. The 27-year-old left-hander, who beat the New York Yankees twice in the World Series after a season during which he struck out 306 batters, pitched 11 shutouts and compiled a 1.88 earned run average, was named by all 24 experts who participated in the UPI's post-season survey. Also selected on the team were ca'cher Elston Howard, second- baseman Bobby Richardson and pitcher Whitey Ford of the American League champion Yankees, first-baseman Bill White, shortstop Dick Groat and third-baseman Ken Boyer of the St. Louis Cardinals, and outfielders Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves, Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants and Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers. Endurance Important Point The endurance to maintain top- quality performance over the gruelling 162 - game, day - night, twi-night doubleheader schedule concocted by baseball moguls was a major factor in the selection of the team. Howard caught in 135 games — a very high total for a catcher — and every other player on the team played in at least 145 games. Howard hit 28 homers while driving in 85 runs and hitting .287 for a rock-like season performance and Richardson hit .265 in 151 games as the key pivotman in the brilliant Yankee defense during the regular season. White batted .304 with 27 homers and 109 runs batted in, Groat hit .319 with six homers and 73 rbi's while providing the spark that carried the Cardinals to second place in the NL, and Boyer batted .285 with 24 homers and 111 runs batted in. Aaron, after a season-long bid for the triple batting crown, finished with 201 hits, 44 homers, 130 runs batted in and .319. Mays batted .314 with 38 homers and 103 rbi's and Kaline had 27 homers, 101 rbs's and .312. The position-by-position breakdown of the voting: Catcher: Elston Howard, Yankees (18), Earl Battey, Twins (4), Ed Bailey, Giants (2). IB; Bill White, Cardinals (18), Joe Pepitone, Yankees, Orlando Cepeda, Giants and Dick Stuart, Red Sox (2 each). 2B: Bobby Richardson, Yankees (15), Jim Gilliam, Dodgers (5), Bill Mazeroski, Pirates (3), Julian Javier, Cardinals (1). SS: Dick Groat, Cardinals (23), Jim Fregosi, Angels (1). 3B: Ken Boyer, Cardinals (20), Ron Santo, Cubs, and Rich Rollins, Twins (2 each). OF: Hank Aaron, Braves, and Willie Mays, Giants (22 each), Al Kaline, Tigers (18), Tommy Davis, Dodgers (8), Carl Yastrzem- ski, Red Sox (4), Harmon Killebrew, Twins, and Roberto Clemente, Pirates, (2 each). Pitchers: Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (24), Whitey Ford, Yankees (16), Juan Marichal, Giants (8), Jim Bouton, Yankees, Gary Peters, White Sox, Warren Spahn, Braves, Jim Maloney, Reds and Camilo Pascual, Twins (2 each). TFG PAT Total Murphy, NU 3 0 0 18 Stamison, NU 0 3 5 14 Reid, Minn. 1 1 4 13 V.Raaph'st, OSU 0 3 3 12 Snell, OSU 2 0 0 12 Riddle, Iowa 2 0 0 12 Krause, Iowa 2 0 0 12 Sadek, Minn. 2 0 0 12 Kurek, Wis. 2 0 0 12 Holland, Wis. 2 0 0 12 Brandt, Wis. 2 0 0 12 Lewis, MSU 2 0 0 12 Henderson, Mich. 2 0 0 12 Bobich, MSU 0 2 5 11 Woodson, Ind. 1 0 3 9 Stan Mikita Of Black Hawks Still Unsigned CHICAGO (AP) - Stan Mikita, star center for the Chicago Black Hawks, has not signed a National Hockey League contract and may miss the opening game of the season against the New York Rangers Wednesday night. Mikita met with General Manager Tommy Ivan Monday but the two failed to reach an agreement. Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. Mikita, who received a reported $15,000 last season, said he is asking for a raise "based not only on scoring but what I think my value to the club is." He led the Hawks in scoring last season with 31 goals and 45 assists for 76 points. qatesburg Register -Mall GALESBUftC, ILL., TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 1*8 PAGE II i0ft the Reborn Recognize LA as Talented Shysters Following Sweep By PHIL THEOBALD Staff Writer Even P. T. Barnum would have nodded his head approvingly. Barnum, himself a pitch artist of great renown, could have taken lessons from the LA Dodgers on Oct. 2, 3, 5, and 6. And, as Phineas Taylor had a habit of doing on occasion, the Dodgers did in deed put something over on their opposition. New Yorkers would call that an understatement. Not since (he modern World Series began In 1903 ban a team managed less than five runs. Philadelphia, confronted by Christy Mathewson and Joe McGlnnity, crossed home plate but three times that fall in losing to the New York Giants. Those three runs came in the Phil's only win of the series. Mathewson and McGinnity teamed up to throw four shutouts in the remaining games. In 1950 the Yanks limited Philadelphia to five runs in a four game series with three fellas named Raschi, Reynolds and Ford. This autumn the tables were turned — Yankee hitters were rendered more helpless than Leo Durocher with laryngitis Sandy Koufax, showing little or no preference as to who he struck out, allowed but three runs in 18 innings and set series' marks of most strikeouts in a game (15) and most in a series (23). Koufax worked his two wins around gems authored by Don Drysdale and Johnny Podres, making up probably the smallest cast of hurlers ever to nail down a world championship. Bullpen Quiet Only once was relief needed. Ron Peronowski relieved Podres after the latter showed signs of tiring in the second contest and did exactly what he is paid to do. Ralph Houk's club could have been just as effective playing out the series through the mails and saving the expense of a 3,500 mile trip. The Yanks had never lost a series in four games and it was readily accepted they never would. Like the hero getting to the tracks just after the 11 :05 rolled over his damsel in distress, it simply couldn't happen. That it did come to pass, and convincingly at that, is a tribute to the Dodger organization and the National League. Walter O'Malley, the scion of Chavez Ravine, would be the first to vindicate the transplanted Bums for their collapse of '62. As the champagne flowed in the Dodger dressing room, there was one guy who deserved better than to be surrounded by the shambles of the American League representatives. This would be Whitey Ford. Although tagged for eight hits and five runs in the opener, Ford allowed but two hits Sunday in a masterful performance, tic came out a loser, however, and there's no room In the limelight for an effort which was great but second best. As with every series, the ifs will be tossed around winter coffee until spring training opens another season next April. If Ford hadn't thrown Johnny Roseboro the fastball; if Al Downing could have had any kind of support in the field; if Jim Bouton had been given some READ THE CLASSIFIEDS «TRY KING EDWARD" America's Largest Selling Cigar Distributed os •MOWN SPECIALT* CO, small semblance of support at the plate; if Joe Pepitone had held onto Clete Boyer's throw in the final contest. If Stan Musial had finished out his career in a World Series .,.. NHL Season To Open Up Tuesday * BOSTON (AP) — Montreal unveils the little round man, Gump Worsley, at goalie and Boston takes the wraps off its revamped defense in the 1963-64 National Hockey League opener Tuesday night. Worsley, unmasked but far from unfamiliar, was the key acquisition by Les Canadiens in a multi- player trade with New York, which sent goalie Jacques Plante to the Rangers. Canadiens have some old time firepower in Boom Boom Geoffrion, Jean Beliveau and Henri Richard, although Dickie Moore has retired. Ironically, one of the keys to Boston's hopes for a stronger defense is Tom Johnson, drafted from Montreal. Johnson, who fell out of favor with Montreal fans last season, is the central figure on the defense corps with Leo Voi- vin. They will work with NHL yearlings Teddy Green and Ed Westfall. Rookie Don Awrey and veteran AHL defenseman Bob McCord round out the group. Boston, mired in last place for the past three seasons and out of the playoffs for the last four, is staking everything on goalie Ed Johnston who won the job last year. Chicago opens at home Wednesday against New York and Detroit is at home Thursday to Chicago. Defending champion Toronto opens at home Saturday against Boston. Aussie Boat Altered for More Speed SYDNEY, Australia (AP) Gretel, Australia's challenger for the last America's Cup yacht race, is being altered to make her a better, faster boat, her designer, Alan Payne, said today. The main change, the Sydney naval architect said, was to move the 90-foot aluminum mast 10 inches toward the bow. This in turn, enabled three feet to be cut off the stern, saving 100 pounds of useless weight, Payne said. This is the second movement of the mast ~ it was moved 19 inches forward on the eve of the Cup races in which Weatherly beat Gretel 4-1 last year off Newport, R.I. 1 Hear WEATHER SUMMARIES or 7:05 A.M. 8:05 A.M. 12:15 P.M. and 5:55 P.M. RADfO T HE SPUN P C)TI ZE 1 »4J* ON YQUB OUL

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