The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 15, 1966 · Page 9
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Tuesday, March 15, 1966 'Good Old fashion Baseball'- Houston To Stress Speed COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Manag-j Of that quartet, Jackson is the) • Grady Hatton of the Houston only untested commodity, a 21- finn believer in the!year-old rookie with all the ere- er Grady Astros. a go-go revolution sweeping baseball, is planning to add a new wrinkle by batting his four fastest men at the top of the batting order this season. "I've always been one of the firm believers in good old fashioned baseball rather than the rock 'em, sock 'em variety," said the new Houston manager as he explained his plan. "1 want the speedsters to get on before the power hitters come up. "We really won't be losing too dentials, including a .331 batting average and 52 stolen bases at Oklahoma City last year. Wynn stole 43 bases last season and Morgan 20. With Morgan, Rookie of the Year last season; Jackson, and veteran Bob Aspromonte at this base, the Astros are set in the infield except for first base, where a three-way battle is developing between veterans Jim Gentile and Walt Bond and rookie Chuck Harrison, .270 with 34 homes and 105 runs batted The outfield remains virtually|Astros joined the National|Dick Farrell. Bob Bruce, set with Maye in left, Wynn in League. Right now. Robin Rob- year-old Larry Dierker center and Rusty Staub in right, erts. 33-year-old veteran of IS Pitching could be a strong point, as it has been since the much power, but we are willing in last year at Oklahoma City, to sacrifice some if we have to in order to get those guys on without anyone in slow them down." between to The keys for the plan — and possibly much of success — are left the Astros' fielder Lee Maye, rookie shortstop Sonny Jackson, sophomore second baseman Joe Morgan and center fielder Jim Wynn. Catching could be a problem unless John Bateman can solve it. Bateman, overweight last season, hit only -197, but he reported to camp in shape this spring and could be a plus for the Astros. Ron Brand and young Bill Heath. .283 at Indianapolis last year, likely wfll back up. major league seasons, figures to grab a starter's spot along with 19- an<3 year-old Larry Claude Raymond, who last year was primarily a relief specialist. 40-Year UIL Rule Now In Serious Jeopardy AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) —The transfer rule of the Texas In- has been in force for about 40 years that a high school athlete Li cUU>t^ 1 * <Ji-»C u*. t**v* -• -.-•—• j • — terscholastic League is in jeo- who has a choice of schools and pardy as the result of a federal j transfers is ineligible for one opinion that Negro athletes going from predominantly Negro to formerly all-white schools are immediately eligible. New federal desegregation guidelines are involved in a discussion between Interscholastic League officials and U. S. 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