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'..'34... .GolesbMro Reofater *Mal > > .<5p.lesburg, lit. Wednesdoy, Ott 9, 1963 More Honors Bestowed on Great Los Angeles Lefty Kouf ax Has High Ambitions NEW YORK (AP) - What makes Sandy run? A new sports car — and a driving ambition. Sandy would be the Mr. Koufax who was honored at a luncheon Tuesday as the hero of the World Series, was presented with a new sports car and admitted that his ambition is to win more games than anyone else in baseball. He has a long way to go — and even the slender southpaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers admits "I'd have to be fortunate to do that." Koufax has two marks to aim at — the 511 victories posted by Cy Young from 1890-1911 and the current mark being extended by 42-year-old Warren Spahn of Milwaukee, still going strong with 350. At 27, Koufax is behind Young at the same stage in their careers, but is well ahead of Spahn. Spahn had won only 28 games by the time he was 27 while Koufax has 93 victories after this year's 25-5 record. Young, however, seems out of reach. He had 120 victories at age 27 and finished with an over-all 511-313 Won-lost record when he was 44. If Koufax were to pitch until he was 44—17 more seasons —he would have to average 25 victories a year. It's not inconceivable, but it's not going to be easy. "But anyway I'd like to win as many as I can," said Koufax. Koufax quickly steered the talk away from himself and to the Dodgers as a whole. "We did everything right fof four days," he said of the sweep of the Yankees. "We had fought and scratched to win the pen nant. We had the kind of club where every day we needed somebody to do something special. "I can't help but feel we were fortunate. If the Yankees had beaten us in the fourth game I think they might have taken four in a row. After the pleasantries, Koufax went outside to get his car, which was parked on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. On the shiny new car, was a shiny green ticket, courtesy of the New York Police Department. As someone noted, "Even Koufax can't win 'em all." Pick Oklahoma to Be at Texas in Big Game By HAROLD CLAASSEN Associated Press Sports Writer „ NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma is ranked No. 1 in the college football world and Texas is ranked No. 2. Saturday these two rivals collide in the athletic showpiece of the Texas State Fair in Dallas. When it is ail over, Oklahoma still will . be No. 1, ending a string of five "straight losses to the Longhorns. This corner was correct on 39 of 52 picks a week ago for a .750 average. The season's figures are 109-42 for .722. Oklahoma is the pick because of Jim Grisham's power running . and the superb condition of the entire Sooner squad. Texas is hurt with Ernie Koh Jr., the club's star punter and hero of the Texas 9-6 triumph a year ago, out for the season with an injury. Other picks: Alabama over Florida: The Florida team has been a dis­ appointment all season. Navy over Southern Methodist: The Middies, with Roger Staubach at the helm, lead the nation in scoring, in passing yardage and total offense. Wisconsin over Purdue: Off their respective victories over Notre Dame, the Badgers are a touchdown better. Southern California over Notre Dame: The Irish are stingy on defense but don't have a consistent offense. The Trojans have Pete Beathard and Hal Bedsole. Ohio State over Illinois: The Illini are on the way back but haven't come far enough to win two straight in the Big Ten, especially when the Ohio State line-up includes a Don Unverferth and a Dick Van Raaphorst. Penn State over Army: The Cadets first three fullbacks are hurt and No. 4 is green. Nebraska over Air Force: A battle of quarterbacks with Ne­ braska's Dennis Claridge getting the better of the Falcons* Terry Isaacson. Arkansas over Baylor: The Porkers have lost their game of the season. Northwestern over Minnesota: Tom Myers will bring the Wildcats home over a rugged defense led by Carl Eller. Your television thriller. Washington over Oregon State: The Huskies, the disappointment of. the Pacific Northwest, get on the right, tarck before the home folks. North Carolina State over South Carolina: Sammy Anderson, So'/h Carolina co-captain and halfback, out for the season with a bad knee. Georgia Tech over Tennessee: Billy Lothridge. Miami over Louisiana State: The Miami Hurricanes have their pass patterns straightened out. Chamberlain Poses Problem to Rebuilder SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When you try to do a rebuilding job on. a guy standing seven feet tall and already one of the stars in his field, you take on quite an undertaking. Yet one of the first moves by new Coach Alex Hammum of the San Francisco Warriors was to do just that with Wilt (The Stilt) Chamberlain, the National Basketball Association's leading scorer. Hannum wants Chamberlain and the entire Warrior team to do more moving and vary the of­ fense, which seems to have become stereotyped. Improvement also is needed in Wilt's defensive play. Otherwise,' the Warriors may again finish near the bottom despite Chamberlain's scoring, which averaged 44.8 points per game last season. After San Francisco finished with a 31-49 record in 1962-63, the first season after switching from Philadelphia, Hannum moved from Syracuse to replace Bob Feerick as coach. "My idea is that in order to have a better team effort, Wilt must do more than just score," Hannum explained at a news conference before the team embarked on a series of exhibitions against Los Angeles starting Wednesday night in Stockton, Calif. "The trouble seems to be that ever since high school, he has been trained to receive the ball, pivot and shoot. I don't blame Wilt, I blame those who trained him. He had been told that the best thing he could do to help his club was to score." HUNTING? For comfortable, easy-to-clean, light-weight casuals? Selected NL Hurler Of Year NEW YORK (UPI) - Los Angeles Dodger star Sandy Koufax waa honored by the United Press International today as the No. 1 National League pitcher of the year and for having made the major league comeback of the year. It was the first time in their history that any major leaguer ever has won both awards. The twin honors were determined by a survey of 24 baseball experts representing every city in the majors. Koufax was the unanimous choice as* the National League's pitcher of the year, polling all 24 votes cast by the experts. He was selected for having made the comeback of the year by 12 of the 24 experts with Curt Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals ranking second with four votes. Other votes in the comeback of the year balloting were cast for Hal Woodeshick of the Houston Colts, Dick Ellsworth of the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers as a team (two votes each) and for Ron Santo of the Chicago Cubs and the Cardinals as a team (one each). Koufax' credentials as the National League's pitcher of the year are beyond dispute. The 27-year-old 200 - pound left­ hander appeared in 40 games and 311 innings. He had a 25-5 record for an .833 won-lost percentage and the most victories by a National League left-hander since Carl Hubbell won 26 games in 1936. Koufax set a new National League strikeout record of 306 in one season and thereby joined Rube Waddell, Walter Johnson and Bob Feller as the only pitchers who have surpassed the 300- mark in strikeouts for a season. Sandy also pitched 11 shutouts— a new record for a lefthander— and his 1.88 earned run average was remarkable for a pitcher who worked so many innings. All this by a pitcher who 14 months ago was threatened with the loss of a finger that undoubtedly would have ended his career. Simmons, 34-year old former Philadelphia Phillie whiz kid left­ hander, compiled a 15-9 record for the Cardinals. It marked his biggest winning season since 1956 and it played a major role in the Cardinals' surprising rise as a National League pennant contender. Dodgers Had Perfect Book On Yanks for World Series editor's Note: The seemingly impossible became reality when the Los Afigelea Dodgers ewept the World Scriet from the New York Yankees in four games. It had not happened to the Yankees in 27 previous World Series. But there was a reason. Associated Press baseball expert Joe Reichler tells the story in this exclusive report, Sandy Koufax Target, solid comfort? Shoot for a pair of Hush Puppies. Made of soft, breathin' brushed pigskin®. A few strokes of an ordinary wire brush keeps them clean as new. Cushion crepe soles make them light as a feather, almost (less than 12 ounces per shoe). A wide rang* of Styles, colors, sizes and width to aim for. From 9.95 HuSh Puppies BREATHIN' BRUSHED PIGSKIN CASUA JtKINf HILL ARCADE BLDG. DIAL 342-1313 OALESBURG, III. Yale Lary Should Win Punt Title NEW YORK (UPI) - This is an odd-numbered year, so once again it's Yale Lary's turn to win the National Football League punting championship. The versatile Detroit Lions' safetyman won it in 1959 and 1961. He might have won it again last season but he had a punt blocked and wound up fourth in the individual standings. At that, Lary's average was only three- tenths of a yard less than that of champion Tommy Davis of the San Francisco Forty Niners. Lary took over the No. 1 spot this week from Bobby Joe Green of the Chicago Bears, according to official statistics released today by the NFL. His average is 49.4 yards for 19 punts, compared to Green's 47.7-yard average for 18 boots. Should Lary finish on top this year, he would become only the second player in NFL history ever to win the punting crown as many as three times. Sammy Baugh won it four straight seasons from 1950 through 1943; Lary is one of five players to have won two punting titles (the others are Roy McCay, Horace Giliom, Pat Brady and Norm Van Brocklin). Ed Dove of the New York Giants became eligible to assume the punt return leadership this week, but there were no changes atop the other individual departments. Jimmy Brown of the Cleveland Browns remained first in rushing and scoring; Y. A. Tittle of the Giants in passing, Bobby Joe Conrad of the St. Louis Cardinals in pass receiving; Clendon Thomas of the Pittsburgh Steelers in pass interceptions; and Abe Woodson of the Forty Niners in kickoff returns. Top Hitters Compete at Polo Grounds NEW YORK (UPI) - Three of the big league's top hitters during the past season — Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Orlando Cepeda of the San Francisco Giants and Tony Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Phillies — will be in the starting National League line-up against the American League in the Latin-American major league players' game at the Polo Grounds next Saturday. Clemente, runner-up to Los Angeles' Tommy Davis in the National League batting race, wound up with a .320 average, which included 17 home runs and 76 runs- batted-in. Cepeda, with a .316 average that featured 34 home runs and 97 rbi's, finished fifth in the batting race. Gonzalez, with a .306 average and 66 runs-batted- in, ended the season in eighth place. Juan Marlchal will start for the National Leaguers, managed by Clemente. The San Francisco Gi- nts' right-hander had a 2.41 earned-run average, and a 25-8 won-lost record. Pedro Ramos will start for American Leaguers. The Cleveland right-hander had a 9-8 won- lost record, with a 3.11 earned run average. Part of the proceeds of the game will be turned over to the Hispanic-American Baseball Fed eration, an organization dedicated to the promotion of baseball for the Spanish-speaking boys in this country. By JOB REICHLGIt NEW YORK (AP)-The Los An geles Dodgers' stunning four'game World Series sweep over the New York Yankees was the result of a perfect book—actually 19 pages of loose leaf paper — compiled by three top scouts. • Carrying out the instructions and recommendations in the se cret report, Dodger pitchers Sandy Koufax, Johnny Podres and Don Drysdale were able to limit the American League's toughest hitting team to four runs and 22 hits, only five for extra bases. The weapon was provided by the information on the 9 x 12 sheets of loose leaf paper, put to gefcher by Director of Scouts Al Campanis and two of his aides, Lefty Phillips and Ted McGrew. The reports contained information on the strengths and weaknesses of every Yankee in the hitting, fielding and pitching departments. In addition to routine information, the Dodger pitchers learned which batters would lay off certain pitches, which they preferred, which they were most likely to hit—and in what direction the ball would probably travel when hit. "I have never seen a more thorough scouting report," said Buzzy Bavasi, Dodger general manager. The players were told which Yankees were fast ball hitters and when they were most likely to try and steal or attempt to hit-and- run. On the other hand, the Dodgers learned when and against whom they could try to take the extra base, and which pitchers could be waited out and which could not. Campanis, who revealed the nature of the scouting report only in general terms, declined to make public the more personal and secret disclosures In the ft* ports. "Much of the report was obvious," said Campanis. "We played the Yankees for a power club. We didn't expect them to steal, and they didn't, We didn't expect them to bunt until late in the game, and they didn't. And be* cause of this knowledge, the in- field wai aWt te dj«y deep. As a result, Willi and (Dick) Tracew- sW were able to take several hit* away from the Yankees." Yankee pitching aim was broken down from every angle ~ a pitchers' best delivery, what to expect when a pitcher Is ahead or behind on a count, what pitch a pitcher uses in key spot*. Keane, Redbird Boss, Picked As NL 'Manager of the Year' Back to Work NEW YORK (UPI) — It was back to work today for Gene Conley, a pitcher in the summertime, and a basketball player during the winter. Conley, who pitches for the Boston Red Sox, joined the New York Knickerbockers of the National Basketball Asso c i a t i o n Tuesday after a two weeks rest. Conley scored 630 points last season. NEW YORK (AP) - Johnny Keane, who piloted the St. Louis Cardinals to a surprising second place finish, was named today as National League "Manager of The Year" for 1983. The 51-year-old Redbirds' skipper was an overwhelming choice in the annual Associated Press poll of sports writers and sports casters. Of the 71 ballots cast, Keane received 53 votes. Walter Alston, manager of the world champion Los Angeles Dodgers, was second with 15 votes. Bobby Bragan, whose Mil waukee Braves finished sixth, got the remaining three votes. Gene Mauch of the Philadelphia Phils, who was "Manager of The Year" in 1962, failed to get a vote this year. The balloting was based on the teams' performances during the regular National League season The Cards, who weren't rated as a pennant threat in the preseason evaluation, stayed in con tention for first place most of the year. They began to fade in late August and were in third place, seven games behind the Dodgers on Aug. 30. St. Louis then launched a stir' ring stretch drive, winning 19 of 20, including a 10-game victory streak. The Cards passed the second-place Giants, and moved to within one game of the league- leading Dodgers on Sept. 15. The Redbirds were keyed up for a vital three game series at home against Los Angeles. St. Louis, however, had run out of gas. The fired-up Dodgers swept the three- game set, captured the flag and kept right on going to sweep the New York Yankees in the World Series. The Cardinals finished six games behind Los Angeles and five games ahead of third-place San Francisco. They wound up with 93 victories and 69 defeats. In 1962 St. Louis was a sixth- place finisher with an 84-78 won- lost record XlVi games off the pace. Despite the lack of a 20-game winner, Keane molded a steady pitching staff that Was led by Ernie Brogllo and Bob Gibson, both of whom won 18 games. The hitting was solid with Dick Groat, Bill White, Ken Boyer and Curt Flood providing most of the punch. Stan Musial, in his last year, supplied some key hits down the stretch and young Tim McCarver proved a capable catcher in his sophomore season. But it was Keane who made the team mesh in his second full season at the helm. The veteran minor league manager had been a Cardinal coach when he replaced Solly Hemus as pilot on July 6, 1961. St. Louis was in sixth place when Keane was appointed manager and the club ended the season fifth. Keane, who never made the majors as a player, was an infielder in the Cards' farm system. He worked his way up as manager through the chain, starting with Albany in the Georgia - Florida League in 1938. Among his other stops were Houston, Rochester, Columbus and Omaha. Beautiful Golfer NEW YORK (UPI) - .The "most beautiful golfer of 1963" is Nancy Albert, 19, of Trenton, N. J., and Duke University. The choice was made by Golf Digest magazine. Miss Albert stands 5 feet, 5 inches and weighs 115 pounds. And she shoots in the low 70s. Torres Is Favored TEANECK, N. J. (UPI) -Jose Torres, a slugger from Puerto Rico, will be an 11-5 favorite to beat Don Fullmer of West Jordan, Utah, here tonight in a scheduled 10-round middleweight bout. Fullmer's brother Gene will be in his corner for the bout. Everywhere yon look there's a WHITE ROOF WHITE'S INSULATION 342-0185 Head AAU Group NEW YORK (AP) — John Pennel of Miami, the first 17-foot pole vaulter, Olympians Harold and Olga Connolly, and Pan-American diving champions Bob Webster and Linda Cooper, head a group of 21 athletes named by the AAU Tuesday to participate in the Tokyo International Sports Week, Oct. 11-16. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! •CASH ; | LOANS fj [For aV j I Current Needs j GREAT NEWS FOR FACES! The third way to shave is here... Norelco with rotary blades. FIRST CAME THE RAZOR BLADE. THEN CAME BACK-AND-FORTH ELECTRIC SHAVERS*, NOW TRY NORELCO WITH ROTARY BLADES. SELF-ADJUSTING! Ntw Norelco 'floating-head' Speodshaver 30. Heads swivel to hug face. Rotary blades. 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