Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 26, 1963 · Page 36
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 36

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, September 26, 1963
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-25,1983 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN 'Musial Should Be Released,' His 1939 Farm Boss Reported By JOE BEICHLEB Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - In his 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Stan The Man Musial has proved himself as one of the genuinely great players of baseball. No one bothers to argue that point any more. Wherever you choose to look, you can find evidence supporting the belief that Musial, through the years, has been the greatest star in National League history. Other players use him as their model. His employers use him as a showpiece for their organization. At the sunset of a glorious career, the 42-year- old wonder is still one of the most feared and respected hitters in all baseball. So it seems impossible that at one time Musial was so erratic and so unimpressive that a minor league manager saw no future In him and recommended his release. But this is exactly what happened. On August 15. 1939, the Cardinal front office '•eceived a report on Musial, then a young pitcher in his second pro season with a Class D team at Williamson, a small mountain town at the West Virginia-Kentucky border. "The boy is quite a problem," read the report of Manager Harrison Wickel. "He is by far the wildest pitcher I have ever seen. He hasn't pitched a complete game here in ages and he must average at least 10 walks a game. . . I recommend his release because I don't believe he FASTEST MAN Craig Breedlove, who recently set the world's speed record by going 407 miles per hour on the Utah Salt Flats, poses with a model of his jet-powered car while visiting Wood River Wednesday. The fuel for Breedlove's car was made at the Shell Oil Co.'s Wood River Refinery. Midwest Briefs Myers' Passing Highlights Northwestern Scrimmage CHICAGO (AP)-Midwest football briefs: Northwestern — Long passes from Tom Myers to ends Chuck Logan and Gary Cram, and the running of halfback Dick McCauley highlighted a scrimmage in preparation for Indiana. Senior guard Larry Zeno will be out for the season with a recurrent neck injury. Illinois — Sophomore fullback Jim Grabowski is back in action after nursing a sprained ankle. Only doubtful players for the opener with California are end Gregg Schumacher and halfback Dick Kee. Indiana — Guard Don Croftcheck, wingback Doug Spicer and end Rich Wervey, team captain, ran well in drills that featured pass defense and appeared recovered from shin splints. Wisconsin — Quarterbacks Harold Brandt, Dave Fronek and Arnie Quaerna kept the football airborne in a long passing drill for Notre Dame. Notre Dame — Left-handed passer Dan McGinn is being used as an impersonator of another southpaw, Wisconsin's Hal Brandt, in testing aterial defenses set up by the varsity. Michigan State — About 7,000 freshmen attended a prep rally as Coach Duffy Daugherry took an hour out of practice time to introduce his team in Spartan Stadium. North Carolina is the opening foe. Purdue - Senior fullback Terry Macroline did well running in Gene Donaldson's spot. Donaldson Is questionable for Saturday night's game in Miami, Fla. because of injuries. Minnesota — The Gophers may turn to an aerial game against Nebraska. Bob Sadek, Paul Ramseth and Larry Peterson were Bowling BOWL ARENA Wed. Late Mixed Women - Bauser 204 (496). Men - Lutz 189-191 (542), Belcher 227. MPMB Onlzed Markwaidt (581), Chappell 232. Bowl Arena Ladle* Bivens (540), Edith 192. Hospital League Dodson 188 (482). Late Tuea. Ladles Warner 171. Early Wed. Men'i 224 (623). Late Wed. Scratch Travis 234-210-236 (680), Altholl 236. throwing in a spirited passing session. Ohio State—Punting and kickoff returns were the main practice items in tapering off lor Texas A&M. Iowa — The Hawkeyes divided drills on offense and defense with Coach Jerry Burns warning of Washington State's passing attack. Michigan—The sophomore surge las left only two senior linemen in their jobs—guard Joe O'Donnell and tackle Tom Keating. They will be the only seniors in the starting lineup against Southern Methodist. Three Cards Need 2 for 200 Hits CHICAGO (AP)-The St. Louis Cardinals came out of a 10-day batting slump to batter a former teammate and give Stan Musial a winning day on his special day in Wrigley Field. Dick Groat, Bill White and Curt Flood led the 11-hit 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday as Ernie Broglio, probably mak ing his final appearance of the season, hurled a four-hitter. Musial, who retires Sunday after 22 years in the big show, was honored by the Chicago baseball writers, broadcasters and the Chicago Cubs management in pre- game ceremonies. He was hitless in two times at bat. Groat, White and Flood scored, three runs, drove in two and col lected five of the 11 hits. Prior to Wednesday, they had only 12 hits in 68 times at bat for a .176 average. Doug Clemens, a rookie, gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead after Ken Hubbs had tied the score 1-1 with a home run. Flood, hitting .305, tripled in another run in the seventh and scored when Groat, batting .320, singled. White is batting .306. will ever be able to find the plate and if he should I don't think he has enough stuff to get by." Nineteen-year-old Musial was in his second year of professional ball. He was earning $70 a month and sending $10 of it home regularly. It is interesting to note that the manager added this footnote: "I am at a loss to say definitely what to do with him. He has the best of habits and is a fine boy." "I don't blame him," said Musial as he recalled his minor league frustrations. "I was no ball of fire even if I did win 19 games at Daytona Beach the next year. That was when I hurt my shoulder so badly I couldn't pitch any more. I think that was the darkest point of my career," Stan added. Stan's father, a strong-willed Polish immigrant millworker, strongly objected to his son's choice of a baseball career over a college education but the younger Musial had a staunch supporter in his mother. Starting at $65 a month, Stan rose in stature and earning capacity to the point where he commanded a salary of $100,000 in 1958 and '59. His lifetime earnings with the Cardinals, exclusive of World Series cuts, amounted to $1,268,777. , Musial, after 25 years in baseball, is independently wealthy with numerous outside interests. He owns a half interest in what many consider the finest restaurant in St. Louis, is a principal stockholder and director of a suburban bank, owns a bowling alley and has large investments in stocks, bonds and real estate. He lives with his wife and four of their five children in a $50,000 red-brick home in outlying St. Louis Hills. Kouf ax Will Likely Open Series for LA LOS ANGELES (AP)-Dodger Manager Walt Alston hasn't formally announced his World Series pitching rotation, but you can skip the formalities and safely assume it will be Sandy Koufax, Johnny Podres and Don Drysdale. They're probably the only pitchers who will start for Los Angeles, even if the series goes seven games. Koufax, of course, will start the series opener in New York next Wednesday against Whitey Ford. Podres will work the second game, also in New York, presumably against Al Downing. Drysdale will start the first game in Los Angeles a week from Saturday, probably against Jim Bouton. 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(AP) — Bloomington and Decatur, co-fa writes for the Big Twelve title, collide in a top game this weekend as conference play moves into high gear on the Illinois prep football scene. Freeport invades Rockford Auburn in another crucial battle, one which could go a long way toward deciding the eventual Big Eight titlist. Other key conference games include Joliet and Blue Island Eisenhower in the South Suburban, Centralia and Herrin in the South Seven and East St. Louis and Alton in the Southwestern. The Bloomington-Decatur battle matches two undefeated teams sporting plenty of scoring punch. Decatur amassed 68 points in its first two games and Bloomington chalked up 47. Mattoon, a dark horse in the Big Twelve, takes its 2-0 slate into a loop opener with Champaign. Springfield meets Lincoln and Danville opposes Urbana in other conference action. In the Big Eight, Rockford meets Freeport in a clash between two top contenders for the crown. Auburn, a slight preseason pick over Freeport, has been tied in two games while Freeport is 1-0 against nonconference foes. Joliet, fresh from a 20-7 victory over West Aurora last week, launches a bid for its third consecutive South Suburban Conference title in a game against Blue Island Eisenhower, another strong oop member. Ottawa's Pirates are expected to snare their 28th consecutive victory at the expense of Dixon, loser of its first two games. Streator takes on Kewanee and Hall battles Princeton in other North Central Conference games. In the Mid-State Eight, rugged Peoria Manual meets P e o r i a jimestone, Pekin plays East Peoria and Peoria Central engages Woodruff. The East St. Louis Flyers open heir bid for the Southwestern Conference crown against Alton. Each is unbeaten in two starts, although a tie mars East St. Lous' record. Collinsville .takes on Granite City in another game be- ween undefeated elevens. Belleville steps outside the :he Southwestern Conference for a game with the Quincy Blue Devils, losers of their first two starts. Centralia's Orphans, smarting from last week's 39-13 loss to Mattoon, open South Seven Conference play against Herrin. Mount Vernon plays West Frank- tort and Marion meets Harrisburg in other league games. Sale'm's Wildcats, who shut out Bridgeport, 47-0, in a North Egypt opener last week, travel to Flora for their second loop contest. Propose New Street Named After Musial ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three St. Louis aldermen will introduce a resolution Friday proposing that a street be named after Stan Musial, retiring St. Louis Cardinal star. POWER SIZES 14 MODELS 34 OPTIONS FOR EVINRUDE Including th« hot new 90 hp. Starflitc 90-S... a new economy 60 hp V-4... • new "compact" 9</i hp fishing motor...* new one for yachtsmen... and thrett push-button model*. JUSl ARRIVED! 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