Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 23, 1963 · Page 11
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TWfiSDAV, JULY 23, 1963 Ai/A'UN EV&N1NU TELEURAPH •HUB All Over for son Sonny Li&ton Floors Floyd Three Times LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)-Sonny (The Big Bear) Listen annihilated Floyd Patterson for the second time i« one explosive round Monday ftlght and cleared the way for a big money title fight with gabby Cassius Clay in September. Tills giant of a man, at 2lB'/i pounds 21 pounds heavier than the ex-champion; bombed Patterson to the deck three times en route to the knockout in 2 minutes, 10 seconds. Sonny, 30, missed the course record over Floyd, 28, by four seconds—2 minutes, 6 seconds at Chicago last September. To the surprise of many, Patterson announced after the fight that he will not retire, that he wants to fight himself buck Into the title picture—and meet Llston a third time. A crowd of 7,816 paid $286,180 to see the fast finish In the Convention Center, plus a nationwide audience viewing it through closed circuit. Llston got the boos when he entered the ring, Patterson the cheers as the sympathetic underdog. Which prompted Sonny in his post fight remarks to say: "The public is not with me, I know, but they'll have to swing along until somebody comes to beat me." Floyd said: /'Yes, I feel that I disgraced myself. But I think I can do better and I hope to fight my way back and prove it." Liston, pacing a step back and a step forward—even paced his way through the Star-Spangled Banner—was a picture of pent-up fury just before the bell. The end was soon in sight. Sonny landed a straight jab, Patterson a.mild left and then Floyd connected with the first of the only two good punches he landed, a left to the jaw. Completely undisturbed, Sonny closed with a flurry to the head and body .and Patterson was dumped to the canvas. He staggered up at the count of two but took the mandatory 8-count There was a short clinch and Patterson brought a cheer from his supporters when he hit Sonny with a right to 'the .jaw. Sonny didn't blink an eye, and presently Floyd was down.again. He was up at four, again getting the benefit of the 8-count. Then came the finish as Sonny closed in swith punches again to the body,' and 'a right and a left hook to the chin. Floyd was flipped over flat on his back. He. rolled over and struggled to one knee at eight, Referee Harry Krause continued the final two counts and the thing was over. Listen's manager, Jack Nilon, and the Clay groUp of managers from Louisville, have been negotiating for a fight. A date of Sept. 30 at Philadelphia has been pinpointed for what doubtless will be a tremendous money attraction. Liston has now won 28 straight fights and scored 25 knockouts in his 36 bouts. His only loss was back In 1954 In an eight-rounder when he lost a decision, and got a broken jaw, from an obscure man-named Marty Mai-shall of Detroit. New York Fans Sit Subdued Through Bout NEW YORK CAP)—It was fight night in New York-in the (heater television era. Instead of Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium or the Polo Grounds, the location was a ballroom in one of the dty's new concrete and chromium skyscraper hotels. Several hundred spectators, guests of the outfit that did the closed-circuit televising of Monday night's Sonny Liston-Floyd Patterson heavyweight title bout, watched the action at Las Vegas Lippy Clay Attends Champ's Post-Fight Celebration Party 'LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) "This," announced lippy Cassius Clay, "was not a heavyweight championship fight. It was just an elimination to see who's going to fight me." Clay, the noisy, unbeaten contender from Louisville, made the remark after putting in an unexpected appearance at Sonny Listen's victory party Monday night, following the champion's one-round knockout of Floyd Patterson. Clay said he showed up at the victory celebration "just to make him (Liston) mad." He shouldered his way through the crowd to where Liston was sitting with.some friends and told the massive champion: "You're just a sucker. My brother could have beaten Floyd Patterson." Liston, in a rare burst o: humor, Invited: "Come on over here and sit on my knee and finish your orange juice." Some further words were ex 'changed and at one point Liston rose to his feet and assumed ( mock fighting pose. Friend! moved between them. Clay stole much of the thunde fight even before It rom the tarted. Clay stepped into the ring while he announcer was introducing amous boxers who were at ringside. The fistic poet waved to the crowd and shook hands with 'atlerson. Then he started for Liston with his hand out—but suddenly re- reated In mock fear and bolted rom the ring. The crowd roared with laugh :er, but it didn't bring a smile .0 Listen's face. After the knockout, Clay again dashed into the ring while part of the gallery chanted "We want Clay." Somebody showed Clay a fake newspaper that the Liston camp had held aloft after the victory. It read: "Clay has a big lip that Sonny will zip." fn exaggerated anger, Clay ripped the paper to shreds, talking all the while. Clay, well known as the Bard of boxing, showed some irritation at Liston's rhymed predictions of victory in their planned bout Sept. 30 in Philadelphia. "If he keeps talking jive, I'll beat him hi five," emoted Clay. Soviet Coach Says Yanks Were Nervous MOSCOW (AP)—Russia's head track coach said today he never saw such a nervous bunch of American athletes as the U. S. team that competed here last Mai* Lea ^STANDINGS By THE ASSOCtAtEB PHESS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. weekend. Gavril Korobkov, writing in the newspaper Pravda, told Russian sports fans: "1 first saw how nervous American track and field athletes get at the 17th Olympic Games. But what I saw,July 20-21 in Moscow was worse than anything I saw in Rome. "The calmness, poise and resolution of the majority of the U.S.S.R. team was a sharp contrast with the nervousness and of 'many of the Los Angeles St. Louis ..» Chicago .... Cincinnati .. San Francisco Philadelphia 60 37 54 43 52 43 52 46 52 46 .619 .557 .547 .531 .531 .520 .510 .505 11 8% 9 1 /!! Incredible Yanks Again Win Without Two M's By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer As Los Angeles leadoff batter Albie Pearson stepped into the batter's box to face New York right-hander. Ralph Terry Monday night, the Yankee Stadium message board flashed: "Tresh back tonight. Mantle, Maris back soon." turned to Yankee Stadium Saturday. They have a fantastic home record of 32 victories against nine unsureness American athletes." Korobkov credited the Russians' superior performance to "the moral resolution" of the athletes and their "advanced system of training." The youth newspaper Komsom- olskaya Pravda celebrated . the Soviets 189-147 over-all team victory over the Americans in a front-page story. It recalled that American Coach Payton Jordan was so confident of his team that he accepted the Russian challenge to judge the meet on the point totals of the men and women's teams. PROBABLE PITCHERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Chicago (DeBusschere 1-2 ahd Herbert 8-6) at Detroit (Aguirre 8-8 and Smith 1-0 or Mossi 4-5), twi- night 51 47 Pittsburgh .. 49 47 Milwaukee .. 49 48 Houston 36 64 .360 25Va New York .... 32 66 .327 28Va Monday's Results No games scheduled. Today's Games Cincinnati at Chicago New York at San Francisco (N' Pittsburgh at Los Angeles (N St. Louis at Milwaukee (N) Philadelphia at Houston (N) Wednesday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago St. Louis at Milwaukee (N) Philadelphia at Houston (N) Pittsburgh at Los Angeles (N) New York at San Francisco Ameflenn W. L. >iew York Chicago .... Boston Minnesota Baltimore Pet. 0.8. . 59 34 .634 52 42 .553 7V4 51 42 .548 8 52 43 .547 8 53 46 .535 9 Cleveland .. 46 50 .479 14V& Los Angeles 47 53 .470 Kansas City 42 52 .447 Detroit ....... 39 52 .429 19 Washington ..34 61 .358 26 Monday's Gomes New York 8, LoS Angeles 4 Today's Games Chicago at Detroit (2, twi-nlght) Minnesota at Cleveland (N) Washington at Baltimore (N) Los Angeles at New York (N) Kansas City at Boston (N) Wednesday's Games Chicago at Detroit (N) Minnesota at Cleveland (2, twi- night) Washington at Baltimore (N) Los Angeles at New York Kansas City at Boston (2, twi- night) New York Mets Give Piersall Release THE END! LAS VEGAS—Referee Harry Krause sends Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston to the neutral corner as he counts out challenger Floyd Patterson in this sequence. Liston decked Patterson in 2 minutes 10 seconds of first round to retain his title. (AP Wire- photo) • ' Manager Bill Rigney of the Angels looked up from the steps of the visiting dugout and snorted: 'Yeah, they've really missed 'em. Like a sixth finger." Incredible is the best way to describe the Yankees' jierform- ance with Mickey Mantle anc Roger Maris, their two biggest ears None t.. 1 ':*. , • ' . ."i" To Dethrone Liston defeats. On the road they've won 27 and lost 25. Considering the Yankees have 41 games left at home to only 30 on the road, the oppositions' hopes of overtaking the flying Bombers s all but hopeless. With Mantle and Maris back any day the Yankees' might equal or surpass their own home record of 65-16 in 1961. Since June 5, the day Mantle suffered a broken left foot, the Yankees have won 32 and lost 16 for a .667 percentage. Since Maris joined Mickey on the sidelines July 6, the Yan- Minnesota (Pascual 10-5) at Cleveland (Grant 6-9), N. Washington (Osteen 4-6 or Daniels 3-4) at Baltimore (Barber 127), N. Los Angeles (Foytack 2-3) at New York (Williams 3-3), N. Kansas City (Segui 5-3) at Boston (Morehead 6-6) N. National League Cincinnati (Maloney 14-3) at Chicago (Jackson 11-7) New York (Craig 2-16) at San Francisco (Marichal 15-5), N. NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Piersall, the sometimes perplexing and always personable center fielder, accepted his release by the New York Mets with only a slight trace of bitterness and vowed he would catch on with another big league club without losing a pay day. "They certainly didn't hurt me by giving me my release," the colorful veteran, who will be 34 in November, said Monday night. "I don't expect any difficulty catching on with another big league club. "I'm making some contacts now but under the rules no club can sign me before the three-day waiver rule expires." Piersall said he had no grievance against Mets manager Casey Stengel but was hurt by stories n New York papers that indicated lis release was due to his clown ng activities on the field before and during games. "All I did was try to help the club the best way I could and en- ertain the fans," Piersall said. They never told me 'don't do this,' or 'don't do that.' In fact, hey told me how appreciative they were when I umpired their old timers game; the game be- ween the sons of the players. "I telephoned John Murphy (executive assistant to club president George Weiss) and asked him point blank if my clowning had anything to do with my release," Jimmy added. "He told me absolutely not and assured me they would give me 100 per cent recommendation to any club. 'Your salary (approximately $37,500) was too high and you just didn't do the job,' Murphy told me," Piersall said. Acquired from the Washington Senators on waivers earlier this season, Piersall batted only .193 in 40 games. He drove in 10 runs. That and a leg injury kept him on the bench the last two weeks. By TED SM1TS Associated Press Sports Writer LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Everyone is agreed on one thing. Sonny Liston, the heavyweight :hampion of the world, is a ter- *ifying man. He looks terrifying. He uses his jig fists like clubs. Right now there doesn't appear to be anyone around who could even test him. Floyd Patterson, who was knocked out for the second time in the first round of a f.«M against Liston, looked terrified, almost old when he got up the third time just before the end Monday night. Cub Hurlers Ready For Reds' Series CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs return home today for probably their most exciting home stand of the season with their "Big Three" pitchers rested and ready for the Cincinnati Reds. Seven games behind league- leading Los Angeles and one game behind second-place St. Louis, the Cubs will tackle the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend. They then depart for a three- game sot in Milwaukee and "return home to face San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Cubs have played steady ball all season without any big winning or losing streaks, A solid winning streak in the next two weeks could turn > them into serious contenders. Their second game loss in Pittsburgh Sunday, svhen victory appeared assured, was costly. But the Cubs now'are looking ahead. Head Coach Bob Kennedy has Larry Jackson, Dick Ellsworth and Bob Buhr ready for the Reds while Paul Toth, with his winning performance in Pittsburgh, has nailed down the No. .4 pitching job. ,on a big screen, The gathering was one u uld have been at horrfe at that would have been genuine ringside-guys from the fight crowd, newspapermen, a few celebrities from the entertainment Held, a scattering of .strikingly dressed women. • The atmosphere was consider. ably more subdued, however, and the air Jess charged with the ex- dtement felt at a "live" bout. And there were the out-of-place touches, such as the tail-coated waiters who circulated through the' audience, t taking orders and serving drinks. Generally, but on a minor Hey, the New York fans reacted to things «• -did the obscene cr oXd In L*s Vega* .iturii :Jeets for the Champion Uston, a vUWn, and their ap- Patterson, the Clay's Dud Predicts Knockout by Sou LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-Cassius Clay Isn't the only one who is confident the lippy one will defeat heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. Clay's father, Cassius Sr,, said Monday night he thought his son was being modest in predict* Ing an eighth-round kayo of Listen. ' The elder Clay said, "I predict the Uston-Clay fight will last six rounds," >• MINOR LEAGUES Jty THE ASSOCIATED PKKBS The Chicago White Sox, although in second place, have their work cut out during the next two weeks. They'll opeji their longest trip of the season today with a twi-night doubleheader in Detroit. After four games with'the Tigers, the Sox to go Baltimore for a •four-game series wliich Includes a twi-nighter Saturday. If ailing pitchers Ray Herbert and John Buzhardt aren't' ready to take their turns, it could be a long trip for the Sox in more ways than one. ' Manager AI Lopez will send Dave Debusschere '(1-2) and Herbert (8-6) or Eddie Fisher (5-6) against Hank Aguirre (8-8) and Don Mossi (4-5) to open the trip. afraid. "I was a little nervous" he said, but it wasn't convincing. Even Cassius Clay went along with the horror act. When the brash young man who probably will fight Liston in Philadelphia in a match that could draw 50,000 entered the ring Monday night to be introduced, he first shook hands with Patterson, then looked across the ring at Liston and Cringed in mock terror. He fled without greeting the champion. Liston himself, big, unsmiling, his face grim and unmarked, did nothing to spread sweetness and light after the fight. He was asked what he thought when the buzzer cleared the ring and the fight began. "It's him and me." It was a chilling thought. The boos that greeted him when he came into the ring—how did they affect him? "The public is not with me, I know, but they'll have to swing along until somebody comes to beat me." There was only one surprise Monday night. Everyone had expected that if Patterson was promptly knocked out again he would retire from boxing, but he didn't, guns, on the sidelines. With baseball's best outfield—the M and M boys and Tom Tresh—totally incapacitated, the Yankees- pulled away to a seven-game- lead to make a runaway of the American League pennant race. Baseball's -nearest thing to a monopoly widened its first-place margin to 7% games over second-place Chicago with an 8-4 triumph over the Angels in the only big league game played Monday. Ralph Terry was tagged for a dozen hits but managed' to hold the Angels at bay in all but two innings and was rewarded with his 10th victory to equal his season's losses. Tresh, back in action after missing several games because of a neck injury, celebrated with a home run and single in three official times at bat, driving in the first three Yankee runs. It was the Yankees' fourth straight victory since they re- kees won 10 and lost 4 for .714. "I feel I can make a better showing than I did tonight," said Patterson instead. "I want to prove it. 1 1 love boxing. If there was no money hi it, I'd still be a fighter. Of course" — and he chuckled-"the money helps. But I feel terrible. I feel disgraced. I hoped I could go home like a champion, I still want to—so I'll try again." thetio underdog. the star ol the show woj SBrt .JMMW0, .the wnmjrt "A good hlng have feeen i «*1 bwt." - Intqra»M<W»4 _ Atlanta.I'D, Toronto 0-3 1 Indianapolis 8, Columbus 2 Rochester 3, Jacksonville I Arkansas 9, Syracuse 7 Richmond 5, BvUKftta 2 Faplfip Oowt league Salt lake 4, Tacoma 3 (13 nings) Spokane 9, Denver 6 Seattle % Hawaii f , Only games scheduled BASEBALL HEROES Uy TUB ASSOCIATED I'HKSS BATTING — Tommy Tresh, Yankees, celebrated his return to line-up with t a home run, single and three runs batted in to help Yankees defeat kos Angeles An gals 8-4, ' ',.. PITCHING - Ralph Terry, Yankees, went the distance despite giving up a dozen hits to equal his season's record at 10-1° in Yankees' 84 triumph over the Angels. The talk around the ring after the fight was all centered on Clay.! A lot of people would pay good money in the almost dead certainty that Uston would knock tim out. Sept. 30 has been discussed as the date. But Uston was contemptuous. "Who's Clay," he asked. "It would take me about a round and a half to catch him and a half round to knock h}m put." Uston summed up the fight this way. The punch that started the Edwardsville Legion Wins CARMI — The Edwardsville American Legion team won' the Fifth Division Championship : at Carmi this past weekend, sweeping three games. Friday night the Edwardsville nine edged Olney, 1-0. Saturday, they whipped Albion, 7-3, and Sunday they repeated the performance with a 9-3 conquest of Alnon. Edwardsville will play in the state finals at Canton on August 8-11. Five teams are invited. Edwardsville represents Southern Illinois. -•' Tennis Club Names Officers The Alton Tennis Club elected officers at a recent meeting. Chet Mllford was named president, Bob Hardy vice- president and Junot McUrlen secretary-treasurer. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League Batting (200 at bats) — Groat, St. Louis, .338; Clemente, Pittsburgh, ;329. Runs — H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 76; White, St. Louis, 73. Runs batted in — H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 76; Santo, Chicago, 69. Hits — Groat, St. Louis, 132; White, St. Louis, 126. Doubles—Groat, St. Louis, 30; Pinson, Cincinnati, and Gonzalez, Philadelphia, 26. Triples—Pinson, Cincinnati, 12; Callison and Gonzalez, Philadelphia, and Javier and White, St. Louis, 7. Home runs — McCovey, San Francisco, 29; H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 28. Stolen bases—Pinson, Cincinnati, 24; Robinson, Cincinnati, 23. Pitching (Eight decisions) — Koufax, Los Angeles, 16-3, .842; Perranoski, Los Angeles, 10-2, .833. Strikeouts—Koufax, Los Angeles, 176; Drysdale, Los Angeles, 162. American League Batting (200 at bats) - Yastr- zemski, Boston, .31; Malzone, Boston, .321. — Allison, Minnesota, 66; Kaline, Detroit, 59. Runs batted in—Kaline, Detroit, and Wagner, Los Angeles, 61. Hits — Malzone, Boston, 113; Yastrzemski, Boston, 112. Pittsburgh (Friend 11-8) at Los Angeles (Podres 9-6), N. St. Louis (Sadecki 5-6) at Milwaukee (Hendley 5-6, ,N. Philadelphia (Boozer 1-2 or Duren 4-2) 'at Houston (Bruce 4-7), N. Stars Hope to Move Better CHICAGO (AP)—Quarterbacking success will be vital .if the College All-Stars hope to move the ball against the Green Bay Packers for their meeting Aug. 2. And the All-Stars plan to use quarterback option plays most of the night with the quarterback rolling out and either passing or running with the ball. Head Coach Otto Graham has four excellent signal callers on the squad. All are equally capable at running and passing. They are Sonny Gibbs of Texas Christian, Glynn Griffing of Mississippi, Terry Baker of Oregon State and Ron VanderKelen of Wisconsin. Last year, the All-Stars had success moving the ball against Green Bay but most of the yardage came through the air. This time, Graham would like his team to also use a running attack to keep Packer defenses honest. Steehvorkers Take Two From Grable The Steehvorkers softball team won a doubleheader from Grable Construction Monday night at Wa- tertower, 14-5 and 8-2. Page was the first-game winner and Stalhut the loser. Valenti drove in four runs for the winners. Rushing was the second-game winner with Carter the loser. Bryant hit a three-run homer for the Bob Goalby Picked On Ryder Cup Team DALLAS (AP) — The British are waiting a month before picking then- Ryder Cup team and to hear Lou Strong, president of the Professional- Golfers Association, tell it they better check every angle. Because, says Lou, the United States has its strongest team ever and the Yanks are just aching to make it 12 triumphs in 15 maches. The American team, captained by Alnold Palmer, boasts 10 tournament victories and just five members have won almost ?300,000. And Nicklaus, such mighties as Jack S| who has won three tournaments, including the Masters and the PGA, and $75,OOQ Henke Becomes Big Red Coach ST. LOUIS — Ed Henke, a veteran of 12 years of professional football, has been named a player- coach of the Football Cardinals and will assume some of the defensive line duties of Chuck Drulis. Drulis has been hospitalized by a mild heart attack and will miss the opening of the Cards' train- Ing camp at Lake Forest, . 111. Wednesday. Henke plays defensive end for the Big Red. He is 35 years old and is one of the few players still active in the NFL who played in isn't even on the squad. He hasn't qualified as a member of the PGA as yet. The Ryder Cup team that meets the British Oct. 11-13 over the 7,000-yard East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, Ga., was selected Monday and proudly announced by Strong. In addition to Palmer, winner of five tournaments and the most money any golfer ever carted off in a year — $85,955 — the mem-, bers of the U.S. team are Bill Casper, Tony Lema, Gene Littler, Dave Ragan, Julius Boros, Dow Finstenvald, Billy Maxwell, Johnny Pott and Bob Goalby. Bob Rosburg was the eleventh man in the standings and he became the alternate. Strong explained that in view of the fact that Casper has a hand injury that has kept him out of golf for months, it was felt advisable to name an alternate. Casper, however, said he felt sure he would be fully recovered by the St. Paul Open Aug. 1 although he had to withdraw from this week's Western Open at Chicago since the hand had not healed sufficiently. he old Ail-American Conference. The club, with assistance from the Wood River Junior Chambei of Commerce, will conduct a Mad son County tournament for mei on Aug. 10-11 at Rock Spring Entry blanks for the tourney ar available at the Recreation Department. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at the Recreation Department at Rock Spring Park. ond "was hook to the head"-one pf many hammering blows Liston landed on. Patterson's head. "I hit him harder In the othei fight," he went on, The last time he was coming in to me, This time he was fading away," '. Doubles—Yastrzemski, Boston, 26; Versalles, Minnesota, 22. Triples — Versalles, Minnesota, and Hinton, Washington, 10. Home runs—Allison and Killebrew, Minnesota, 22. Stolen bases — Apariclo, Balti more, 25; Wood, Detroit, and Hinton, Washington, 17. Pitching (Eight decisions) — Radatz, Boston, 12-1, .923; Ford New York, 15-3, .833. Strikeouts — Bumitng, Detroit, 124; Pizarro, Chicago, 123. Steehvorkers. 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