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Tuesday, March 20, 1956
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Tuesday, ,March 20, 1956 Sports Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Situation Normal - Sips, Ags Feud - - IN A RECENT Daily Texan column, "Just Over-Herd," 0. L. Moore, nephew of Baytown's Carl Odom, lambasted sports "purists" for getting up in. arms over the ribald behavior, of penny-pitching Texas students. Particular object of Moore's pen was a Victoria Advocate writer who stroked, for Victoria readers, a few barbs, chiding the UT's for their famous, "Pore Aggie" chant. - The Aggies claim UT students stole that cheer from their "Poor Teasips!" • Anyway, what really riled the wordy Moore was this little ditty: "The alumni (UT) apparently could be happy only if the University could corner all of the best talent, rolling over its opponents with the greatest ease and only a light sweat. "Unhappily there is keen competition for talent in the SWC. And this brings up the hope that the Aggies for the next few years could run up a string of victories in all sports over the Longhcrns, not for the good of the University's players, but for the good of its alumni, students and miscellaneous fans." . Moore answers the Victoria writer, whose writing he claims, "is strewn with the Twelfth Man cheer of Texas A and M,": "No one denies that there is a hop, skip and jump race on each year for talent among the conference schools. This was evident last year when Texas A and M, with sportsmen galore, was placed on probation by the SWC and suspended from playing in any post-season competition." .Despite the bickerin' back and forth we still feel the penny-pitching episode is a black-mark on the reputation of UT students, just as the writing of .obscene language upon the walls of a UT girl's dormitory is degrading to collegiate students at Aggieland. Barry Shut 'Em Up ... Good! KEAGAX's liulldoic boseballers were huviiiff a little sport last \vei:k with Robert E. Lee's Barry Lancaster. Built low to (he ground Lancaster's deceiving to fitiy llic least. He's a great high school hitler, depsite his 5-1 height. But evidently Eddie Davis, former Baytown youngster playing regular shortstop for Reagan, hadn't informed them. For everylime Lancaster came to bat in those first .two games Reagan '.von over the Ganders, they chicted him endlessly. The litlt- hustler hadn't un- trackcd himself isnd feeling ho hit about in the manner they 1 nought ho .should, the HpiRht* kid howled when he came to the ]>!ale. swingrinjf a '>:it. They did everything but roll in the dirt, shouting. "Hey stump, get out of that hole," and a number •of other choice epitaphs. Conch puck Ashmorc even pulled in his outfielders. Harry suffered misery through those t\vo losses an,;i even thrco- linc-shots into waiting gloves in the second Reagan-Lee game didn't quiet his detractors. But his bat closed them up Saturday, likely for th e season. J'"or he three hits in four trips, two of them doubles, us he nnu his v.iatcs gained re- vercjre, eliminating Keagtin from the Texas Cily tournament, 12-7. Lancaster proceeded to make the All-Tournament team, selected by coaches, tourney officials and professional scouts in attendance. Lucas Vegas, whose brilliant one-hitter snuffed out potent Pasadena, 4-0. in Monday's semis, and Shortstop Winston Porter were Baytown's other contributions to the All-Star team. •lohn Adams' youthful Ganders impressed muny with their performance at Texas City, finishing runneruj) after moving into the tournament unheralded. They very easily could've been champions, but their potentiality "•as harmed none at all by the blowup that brought Texas 'City from behind to the championship in the title contest. Ganders Still Impressed Many "VOU SMOfLD hsive hnd ihs-t one," suiil one of tin; Tex:!-. City toiirney nffirinVi n.s Uir B.i.yloivn r".tnur;!!;«> «.:<(lly left the park. Hut that's IinM-haij anil John Atii'tns' Idil* have more reason to !>•: proud than disheartened. • Xoijo.iy thought they would grct fmt Reagnn in the first: round. Tuesday niRht they come homo to •play South Park In ;i 7 p.m. Oiler Park contest. Adams plans (o use Fireballin' Freddie Huov for th? first time this year, following- his late start duo to illness and injury. If Hnytoninns nn; lonktnp for tho thrills they r;ot f rr<m Tlrin- rir> Hullum, Gary Ilerrlnirttm the rest l:;st sprinrt t'vy jvsifrM just as well Rive. nj> that television monster and luisd; on on!, to Oiler I'arU. For that same old emotion is ctill there . . . jiii't different kids nrc the cause. Xo'oody in his rij;ht juinrf could object to the typo bnsfbr.ll youngsters have played. Bill Would Provide Hew Dodger Home ALBANY. N.Y. —UP— Tho bill to erect a new sports center in }-. .-.- >;v. v.-:i:;:i •,. .! - . . -a new hnmc for tho Brooklyn Doclg;- ers. was cxiiocteil to receive the necessary two-thirds vote for pns- s.-ipe Tuesday in the state senate. TJi? measure w;w pissed by l!ie nsscmbly 11.4-32 Monday night—14 \v •- more than wore necessary. "*ti-< b'U sets un n snnrts conler authority which would have the authority to acquire Innd for the project in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, to finance the building- with ?."0 million in tax-exempt bonds, tn build the center, and to operate it. Try Sun Classified Atl«—tlinl 8302 1 J COINC into a sprawling stretch the New York Giants' Willis Mays gets back to first in the nick of time after almost beinf picked off by .1 quick throw from Pitcher Ernie Broglio to Bill While, the first sackcr in an intra-sqiiad game at th« GianU* camp in Phoenix, Ariz. (International Soundpholoj .... . . • • •.•. .-. -.•: , ,_ . ,„ ,,. *:< ? Gander Nine Hosts South Park ' ''''" ' Seven games have gone like this: Ganders 5. Lamar 4; Ganders 4, Lamar 3; Ganders 2, Rcngan 3; Garifiers 1. Reagan-2: Ganders 12. Reajran 7; Ganders 4. Pasadena 0; Ganders -1, Texas City 5. 1'riduy the Gniu'prs open tlic (Jislrict u-liJi talent-laden Freeport :it Oibr Park. Experts have reJetriitpil John Adnms' l?i<J<; to Ihp cflliir . . . before the season opens. Flvo will probably net you ten from anyone who's been follov/in" early action, they're not gonna' finifli last! From what we've seen. Texas C'.ly. Frocporl, Pasadena and Galena Park are tho teams I..oc must beat out to defend the title it tied for b.T't serins-. Tcxtss C'ity anil Krepport would sei-ni to bo the jirime pair at the rnn:i'?ni with the other two wailin™ for a .stumble. Tho Ganders are ivaily to make soine- lin.-ly >S:ii:;l)!.-." Tho race should be something; to watch. Texas City Defeats Lee In Tourney By TOM MURRAY Sun Sports Editor Fresh from taking runner-up honors in Texas City's powerful High School Invitational Tournament, John Adams' Gander Baseballers host South Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday. .Fireballin 1 Fred Huey is expected to toe the rubber, seeking Lee's fifth victory against three defeats. Huey will be starting- his first game "of the season following,, a siege of injuries and illness. x ~ Monday the Ganders, behind the one-hit pitching of Sophomore Lucas Vegas, shut out Pasadena, 4-0, .to jump Into Texas City finals where the Stingarees came from three runs back to grab the championship with a 5-4 victory. Leading 4-1 going into top of the seventh and Duke Jones breezing along, with a three-hitter, the youthful Ganders seemed certain to wrap up a. surprise tournament championship. . In tournament play, : Lee was the home-team. Catcher Gary Speer opened the fateful seventh with a life on Third-baseman George Miles' error. Then Bob Shosty, pinch- hilling for the pitcher, singled to left sending Speer to second. Jones then struck out hard-hitting third-baseman, Eddie Roberts, only to walk Curtis Buchanan to fill the bases with one away. He then induced Shortstop Guy Riley to ground to third. But instead of a forceout or possibly, a double-play, the ball eluded Miles and skittered into left-field Speer scoring. Lee 4 Stings 2. Then Second-baseman, Jimmy Williams, cut hard at a Jones curve and grounded one to short, an almost certain double-play ball. But the ball clung to the ground, went under Shortstop Winston Porter into left. Buchanan and Shosty scored, knotting the count at 4-i, sending Riley to third. Ken Surratt, attempting to squeeze Riley in from third bunted too hard and when First-baseman Artie Oviedo fielded the ball Riley was apparently dead at home. But Oviedo hesitated to tag Surratt, -for only a second out, (See GAXDERS—1'ttfte 16) Box Scores Tel I Tale Of Tournament — Texas City At) Roberts 3 Buchanan 3 Riley 4 Williams 4 Surratt 4 Padgett 3 Winjjo 3 Speer Talbert Bro'.v:i (7) 3 1 0 Shosty (.7) 1 Galbr.Mth i"l 0 Greathouse >,~) 0 TOTALS 29 Rnytoivn A h Sanders 4 Porter 4 Mills 4 Dodd 4 Miles 2 Lp.ncister 3 Chapman (7) 0 Oviedo 3 Esterak 2 .Tone? 2 TOTALS 30 Score by Innings: Texas City Bnvtou-n 001 012 0 Two-base' hits: Roberts. Lan- ra.stcr. Three-base hits: Porter. Stolen bases: Jones. Sacrifices: F.sterak, Roberts. Double plays: Jones to Porter to Oviedo: Talbert to Surratt. Bnsrs on balls: off Talbort 2. off Jones 2. Struck out: by Talbcrt 2. by Orcathouse 3. by .Tonr.q fi. Tnninars pitcher!: bv Tnl- brrt !i. by B"own 1. by Groathouse i. by Jones 7. Hits off Jones 4. Tnlherf, G. Left on bases: B-nytoxvn fi. Texas Cit" 7. Empires: Dukoff, Peveto and Doskill. Hnytoxvn Ab R H Bantfers 3 0 1 0 Porter 3 1 1 0 Milli 3 0 0 0 McWilliams (7) • 0 0 0 0 Drdd 3 0 1 0 Miles 3 0 0 1 Lancaster 3 1 1 0 C'-inpman (7) 0 0 0 0 Oviedo 3 2 2 0 Esiorak 1000 Vc?ras 3 0 1 0 25 4 7 1 Pn.s?rlena Ah K TI E McKcowan 2 0 0 0 IJfjrss S 0 0 0 Bright • 3002 Sadler 3 0 1 0 Russell 2 0 0 0 Fritz (7) 1 0 0 0 EUxon • 3 0 0 0 Rice (7) 1000 Bedenbaugh 3 0 0 1 Oakes 2 0 0 0 Burke 1 0 0 0 013 Totals 23 Score by innings: Al—IbuysntlTFj.-H Baytown 0 0 1. 0 2 1 0 Pasadena 0 000000 Two-base hits—Oviedo. Stolen bases—Sanders, Oviedo, Dodd. Sacrifices—-Esterak 2. Bases on halls—off Vegas, 1. Kit hy pitcher—by Vegas (Mc- Koown). Struck out—by Vegas. 9; by Burke. 3. Innings pitched-by Vegas, 7; by Burke, 7. Hits off—Vegas-, 1; Burke, *. I^ft on basw —B ay t o w n, 2; Pasadena. 4. Umpire—Price-Smith. Lfl Uoquer Porter, Lancaster And Vegas Three Ganders Make Tourney All-Star List TEXAS CITY—(Sp.) —Thrws Robert E. Lee Ganders were named Monday, to the Texas City High School Baseball Tour' nament All-Star team, selected by coaches, officals and professional scouts. Three each from Bay town and champion Texas City gave the teams that met in the chajjjpion- ship game, Monday afternoon, six of the 12 positions. Hard-hitting.-Earry Lancaster, the tournament's leading hitter, was Baytown's outfield nominee, Winston Porter hauled , down the shortstop . position „ while Sophomore Lucas Vegas was named one of -the •tournament's best two pitch- era. VegM' brilliant one-hit pitching performance in shutting out strong FftMdena, 4-0, In Monday morning •emiflAtlt, was the tourney's out standing single mound performance. The Eaytown youngster had a no-hitter.going for eix full innings before-Pasadena .Left Fielder David .Sadler rapped a single to left leading off the seventh. Vegas struck out nine, men in seven innings.: and never allowed a man-to-.get past first base. He walked but one and only four batters reached first. Larsen, Mantle Set Pace Texas City's All-Star contributions were Ken Surratt, finttmte, Jimmy Williams, second ba»e, and Curtis Buchanan, pitcher. Reagan's Bobby Wilson wa» «•!- ected at third-base and tha Bulldog's Gordon Gmn waa named the catcher. David Sadler, Pasadena, was chosen the best leftfielder, and Galena Park's Sonny Bynum was put in 1 center. Galveston's Chico Garcia was cbosen utility infielder while Galena Park's Buddy Williams was named utility outfielder. Yankees Pouring It On By UNITED PRESS The New York Yankees are lording- it over the grapefruit league: and they're liable to be doing the same thing- to the American League this summer if Don Larsen and Mickey Mantle continue their spring: pacss. Tabbed by Manager Casey'Sten- gel as two of the AL champions' key men, Lai-sen and Mantle seem to be reaching at long last for the great heights so many have predicted for them. Stengel has tabbed Larsen as the potential ace of his mound staff and, of course, has repeatedly touted Mantle as one of the game.'s all-time stars. Larsen, who's turned in his joke book this spring in favor of Coach Jim Turner's black book on the hitters, hurled five brilliant innings in Monday's 11-1 rout of the Milwaukee Braves while Mantle weighed into the Yankees' 18-hit attack with three hits in four tries. Larsen, who yielded only one hit Monday, now has pitched eight scoreless innings this spring while Mantle is batting .480 with 13 hits in 25 trips to the plate. ; ': As a result, the Yankees have taken over the grapefruit league lead with a record of eight tri-' umphs and only two defeats. Monday's victory was their fifth in a row and their current overall record their best ever-during Sten: gel's seven-year -regime. The Yankees were able to take over the citrus league lead when th Cheicago Cubs rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to snap the Cleveland Indians' seven-game winning- spurt with a 9-5 verdict. The Cubs were held to one hit— a three-run homer by Ernie Banks —for eight innings by Bob Feller and Cal McLish but Frank Kellert, Monte Irvin and Bob McKee all homered in the big ninth. Ted KluszewsW, ailing first baseman, made his spring debut for the Cincinnati Kedlegs but had to bow out of the game after only two innings although his teammates went on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. The Redlegs were aided by seven walks in the first two innings and the Pirates averted a shutout on Dale Long's two-run homer. Elsewhere: Roy Sievers drove in three runs to lead the Washington Senators to an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox despite a grand slam homer by infielder Billy Console. 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