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The Knoxville News-Sentinel from Knoxville, Tennessee • Page 43

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Tin Kiwwviili Naw-Sentintl Sunday April 12 1K4 Pan D-3 I I i lA 'yV Charley Dresscn Says: Always 'Y aWfctmastlihiYi i) Jb AUSw At line Hank Aguirre and Jerry Lumpe left to right sample some of same By BOLAND JULIAN "Man ht'i itrong "Willie Horton's going to be a good hitter ready on every pitch That got arms like this" Detroit Manager Charley Drown said making a circle with his hands that would Just about encircle a half-gallon milk bottle Dresscn has enough confidence in potential that he'll have Willie In left field to-i day when the Tigers dash with the Minne- sola Twins "Willie hit a I few over the jcenterfleld fence at Lake-I land curve i balls fast ones or just anything they threw him He hit one out to the wrong a stiff while attending an informal gathering of Tiger and TWin players at Hotel Andrew Johnson "This team is gonna be a good if we can avoid what happened today Dressen said with a chuckle We need a strong bullpen Larry Sherry should help remedy that "We'd like to have had a look at him but he's in Detroit It may take a few days before we can tell what kind of shape In "This club will be stronger 'DIG INI' Ex-Smoky pitcher Fritz Fisher left goes for a shrimp as Detroit Tiger teammates Al Ka- Traveler Smith Home never know I was on the team as a he said with a grin "I think thia club (Detroit) will be right up there battling for top money We can do it too if everybody has a decent year Cash (Norm) has been belting the ball pretty good-about 320 this spring "We have plenty of power Cash Al Kaline Horton and Don Demeter all can pole the long one" Lefthander Fritz Fisher bonus youngster who was with the Smokies last season feels he had a decent apring training until he ran up against some desperate Kansas City swingers had allowed only two runs in 11 innings before Fritz said "Then gave up six in five John Sullivan Smoky catcher two years ago displayed a bit of Joy and surprise that he was still with the big dub He caught three Innings yee-terday after Bill Freehaa went eut with a bruised hand "I was in there just long enough to strike out once and call a couple of bad he said somewhat embarrassed kidded Lolich "Are you gonna tell Jim Hall what pitch is coming out there tell you one John replied "Hall hit it like I had told him what to look HANK BAUER teammate at New York and manager at Kansas City "will do a good Job at Jerry said the only guy never heard the fans boo at Yankee Stadium Everybody's booed there at one time or Stronger League Seen by Southern President V- 'I?" Ridley second from right discuss best Norm Cash and John Sullivan right also appreciate it 'LET'S TALK That's what Detroit Manager Charley Dressen left and Smoky President Neal a much in 1963 we have die 4 C-V chores -r to working looking forward with than better A couple of other ex-Smokics figure prominently In plans Dick McAuliffe is the shortstop and lefthander Mickey Lolich has been impressive on the mound Lolich and Hank Aguirre are scheduled to han- pitching against the Twins The other half of the Tiger double play combo Jerry Lumpe was quick to praise McAuliffe saying: "Dick wore us out at Kansas City last year He must have hit 500 against us really Lumpe the second baseman who was traded to the Tigers In the deal involving outfielder Rocky Colavito In the offseason said the biggert break In his career was when the Yankees traded him to the Athletics Oliva To Be Big Help SAM SMITH Sees Southern going to have a tougher league this The speaker was a weary traveler Sam Smith Jr president of the Southern League Smith has just returned from 24-day 3000-mile tour of the Southern and major league training camps in Florida "I think the Southern Is going to be real said Smith "I look for a balanced league going to be tough for any team to win going to have several returnees this boys who had good seasons in the Sally last year who'll be coming back (Augusta last season) will have almost the same except for pitching Kansas City has the players to put a strong club in Birmingham Twins Better Erring Mitts and Chattanooga and Knoxville are coming up with some good boys and will be in the pennant fight all the way fact that's how It looks all around the Smith said the league is ready to Friday night talked with managers of every team and all of our said he ready to play Hiwassee Wins Doulde-licader MAD1SONVILIE April 11 (Special) Hiwassee College swept a baseball double-header from Sneed of Alabama here today 2-1 and 11-10 in 11 innings The Tigers now with a 3-2 record took the second as the result of a passed ball James collected four hits to pace the victors SNEED 100 ON S-1 1 FIRST CAMS HIWASSEE MS 000 -t 1 Jonei and Cobb Meadows and Stewart SECOND SAME SNEED 471 MS 000 00-10 IS 1 HIWASSEE 400 001 SOS 01-11 17 1 Elrod Janas IT) Prod (71 Cobb (11) and Cobb Bowling Bevlni (I) Sanford (4) Dixon (4) and Stowart Palp (4) I when he used his ing outstanding rookie seasons passport to get into the United apparently bothering Hall 3 Career Sales Opportunity -Nationalty Advertised Company A rapidly expanding part of Minnesota Mining Manufacturing Co wanta two addi- tional aggressive salesmen To the man with a successful aales record we offer aalary and commission limited only by your ability to produce Must have traveling experience and willing to apend two to four nights each week away from home Car and company business expenses furnished Full company benefits Age 26 to 45 For appointment call Harry Bolin 524-5451 Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm Monday 8 am to 6 pm An equal opportunity employer FRANK LARY the Yankee Killer who had a 7-2 record with the Smokies last year while regaining strength in his pitching arm feels ready a lot looser and feel regained my speed It feels much Lary suffered a pulled muscle in his right shoulder in the opener against the Yankees in 1962 "CASH? something Charley (Dressen) and I both are interested Smoky President Neal Ridley jested when asked to pose for a picture with Norm Cash "I have seven homers this spring seven more than I hit during the exhibition season last said Hall He broke into the Twins' starting lineup last June 7 players have bad years and for some it is their Hall said "But not letting it bother me Sometimes a player hits the ball wel and everyone thinks in slump The fielders just happen to be playing the right spot at the right LMU Oulshigs Cumberland 15-7 WILLIAMSBURG Ky April 11 Despite a five-run first inning by Cumberland Lin-coln baseballers pounded out a 15-7 victory here today than 30 games at first Only time will tell how the move Hall whose homer in the ninth inning beat Detroit yes-terday at Charlotte agrees with Allison on the chances take good consistent pitching and an improvement in the said Hall The Charlotte native slammed 33 homers last year to break Ted major league mark for round-trippers by a first-year player Oliva who has sparkled in three seasons in the minors should prove to be one of the greats in the game "He (Oliva) swings a mighty big stick has an accurate arm and can said Hall a great prospect and say hold his own jn the Oliva broke into organized baU in 1961 at Bluefjeld Va of the Appalachian League In his first season he pounded the ball at a 410 the highest in organized baseball He followed with a 350 mark in 1962 with Charlotte in the South Atlantic League and hit 304 with Dallas-Fort Worth in the Pacific Coast League last year The Cuban-born Oliva who picked up the nickname Tony By BILL LUTHER Pitching and defense-two departments that can make or break a major league team-are key factors in the pennant picture for the Minnesota Twins the conclusion reached by Bob Allison and Jimmie Hall who figure big in the bid for the American League flag The Minnesota club launches its bid Tuesday at Cleveland got the hitting and if we get steady pitching we should be right in there with the other said Allison who will be playing an unfamiliar position much of the 1964 season Allison has been switched to 1 first base from the outfield by Manager Sam Mele in order to make room tor rookie Tony Oliva one of the hottest prospects in the majors 1 "They talk about our poor said Allison "but I figure the team will be a big improvement over last year in this department if they wanted to improve our defense 1 see why on said the heavy-hitting Allison "Until this spring I had played less States has had two trials with the Twins at the tailend of the 1962-63 campaigns Jle hit safely in seven of 16 appearances during the short stints "Catching the ball was one of biggest according to Allison "but had a great spring and I feel overcome that Minnesota led the American League in six offensive departments last year the mound staff ranked third and the fielding mark was No 8 "I see any reason why our hitting should be down from said Allison why I think the pitching and defense are so important' HARMON KILLEBREW who missed portions of last year but still managed to lead the AL in home runs is now running on a pair of good legs Kille-brew Allison and Hall patroled the outer pastures and pounded 113 homers Harmon connected for 45 and Allison 35 think continue to hit the said Hall THE SOPHOMORE Jinx which has felled many follow- 6 Has Great Dressen Thrower Lolich May Win 15 as Pitcher Says Overmire Top row to Ronald Obomoltt Bass Lake Calif David Passe Kansas City Mo Ann Kama Baltimore Md Kay Kalsay Dallas Tax Lawrence Booth Birmingham Ala Maurean Smith Boston Mass Jamas Sny Detroit Mich Shirley Ann Palmer Birmingham Ala Earl Reed Everett Maas Jean Fitzgerald North Hollywood Calif Mare Nowman Chicago lllf Ronnie Cherry Dallas Tex Earl SchHting Cincinnati Ohio: Martha Rabe Norwood Ohio: Sharon Jackson Denver Colo Bottom row to ti Norman MacLsan -Wilmette lllj Juditil Stewart Prairie Valley Kan Richard Doyle Denver Colo Karoio Roth Detroit Mich Elba Colwn Baltimore Md Mobil Economy Run Ends in New York Jvvvv'v vXvyvvv -v said Campbell "We think he has a bright Campbell says Manager Bobby Mavis should be a hit too been a manager scout and now a manager again Bobby knows his way DRESSEN his coaches Campbell and broadcasters Ernie Harwell and Bob Scheff-ing were guests of Smoky President Neal Ridley for dinner last night "The food is always great at the Ridleys but every time stop Neal and Bonnie start wanting McAuliffe John Sullivan Lary all those guys who have been here back again" quipped Campbell 5v talking about their cars and how they performed in die Mobil Economy Run like to talk about our teen-age crew MICKEY LOLICH Not just thrower really great a couple of times te made one bad pitch at Charlotte But been doing good job Egan has come up with a new pitch aorta like a screwball He figures to be more By MARVIN WEST Pitcher and thrower a couple of words with seven letters each mean much the same to many but not to Mickey Lolich and the Detroit Tigers The difference is about to transform Mickey into a big big-leaguer says Manager Chuck Dressen "The boy has a great said Chuck a fellow who has seen a tew great arms in his day "Ha throws hard and he now has control The big thing la getting a little smarter as he goes along "Oh we still have to keep after him the catcher and me But OK part of my job just telling you he hummed harder in tile ninth inning the other day than he did in the first He can still throw but now he can Lolich a former Knoxville Smoky will be starter today against Minnesota at Bill Meyer Stadium Manager Dressen lays work in regular rotation with the Tigers "Lolich might via 15 maybe said Stubby Over mire Detroit pitching coach "He has his feet on the ground now And he has a better Lolich fanned 11 in his last nine-inning stint He 'is scheduled for only five or six innings today ALAN KOCH Tiger righthander and roommate says Mickey has the confidence he lacked last season "I thought Mick was the most Impressive pitcher we hid in said Alan throwing as hard as Koch says another ex-Smoky Frank Laiy is definitely on the beam "He looks like a right-handed Warren Spahn to said Koch DRESSEN says the major concern is the bullpen but tost two former Smokies may bail him out "Fred Gladding has looked We're proud of the Chevy Te Team They set a standard of dri ing skill and common sense an one would be glad to follow Uppercut Rally Wins NEW YORK April 11 UB-Uppercut with only me victory sixe previous starts brought bid for toe handicap division title up short today with' a three-length triumph in the 57th running of toe 527500 Excelsior Handicap at Aqueduct Mongo favorite in the field of six for toe llt mile race dropped back in the home stretch to fifth Rocky Link also closed fast for second money finishing a head in front of Morry Bon-jour Uppercut stepped the distance in 1 minute and 50 seconds and paid 51100 5010 am 5430 Rocky Link paid 5650 and 5450 Morry was 5550 to show This year Chevrolet chose twenty teen-agers to drive Sts sine-car entry in the Mobil Economy Run This marked the first time in the Run's history that non-professional driven had been selected to crew an entire team of cars The Chevy Teen Team was chosen through the Junior Achievement program and came from ten major UJSL cities They are 18- and 19-year-old college students and secretaries telephone operators and store clerks For six weeks prior to the start 4 of the Mobil Economy Run these teen-age driven were put through a rigorous training schedule at Arcadia California Then they aet off on the 3500-mile Los Angeles-to-New York trek Why did Chevrolet rely on twenty teen-agen in an event as tough as the Mobil Economy Run? Because Chevrolet has faith in teen-agers as good driven and responsible individuals And we wanted to give them a chance to prove it in front of 9 the entire nation And prove it they did The Chevy Teen Team came through with flying colors They showed that the vast majority of 65 Bullion licensed teen-age drivers are intelligent capable drivers The Cor voir ClMvy I If Chsvellts end ChovroW driven by Ifea Chavy Tom TOam In the Mobil Economy Run bit wall compared with fha daw winners In overall miles-per-gollon figures The final mutts ora a tribute fa the high degree of driving skill dim laved bt the Chevy Tan Team representing the youth of America WAYNE BLACKBURN Detroit coach ami one of most patient batting instructors rates Dick McAuliffe at the top of the list "He's going to be the best shortstop in baseball said Blackburn "He finished last season close to the best and now Blackburn reports that ex-Smoky Jake Wood is far from finished "Jake is a very good hitter and he can help our team cm a part-time basis at first second third or short He could fill in in the outfield and be very The Cars Everyone Can Drive Economically Authorized Chevrolet Dealers In Knoxville BEATY CHEVROLET CO INC 437 BROADWAY PHONE 524-7591 LN A-A GAME BUFFALO April 11 IB Claridge quarterback of Big Eight and Orange Bowl champions and fullback Tommy Crutcher of Texas Christian will play in the All-America football game here June 27 JIM CAMPBELL vice president and general manager says Smoky fans will like Tom Matchick the youngster who finished last season in Knoxville "An our people like Tom REEDER CHEVROLET CO INC 318 STATE STREET PHONE 522-5103

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