The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 22, 1956 · Page 34
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 34

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Page 12 JTh'r Uaiilnunt 'fun Friday, March 23,1956 Pack Plenty Of Power, But Red legs Short On Pitching * Be Well Fitted * Be Well Dressed x • * Be Comfortable Editors Xofo: This if ihr fourth By LEO H. PETRRSEX , „. , . • TAMPA. Fla. —UP— .The Cin- In a «cncs on the prospects of cinnat i Redlcgrs are long on power (he major It-apm'- clubs. and short on pitching, but Mann- Visit Our New No. 5 Store Next To Buck Turner's Chevrolet Co. SUM-TEX 5 STORES TO SERVE YOU I- BAYTOWN'S LOWEST PRICES J SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY __ AT ALL RYE STORES BONDS- YELLOWSTONE 5th 4.89 JAMES E. PEPPER 5Hi 4.19 J. W. DANT 5fh 3.59 BOURBONS- OLD STAGG, 86 5th 3.59 ECHO SPRING, 86 5th 3.49 STILLBROOK, 86 5th 3.39 GREENBRfER, 86 5th 3.29 P M, 86 5th 3.09 BLENDS-, 86 5th 2.99 DOHT FORGET! WE WILL MEET ANY ADVERTISED PRICE IN THIS AREA. GORDON'S GIN, 94.4 5th 3,69 CALVERT'S GIN, 90 5th 2.79 MR. 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If 'Kluszewski has to remain on the sidelines for any length of. time, the Redlegs are bound to miss his heavy" bat. He hit 47 homers, drove in 153 runs and batted .314 last year and you don't find hitters like that under every bush. But if "big Kins" has to remain on the bench for a while. Tebbetts is determined to go with rookie Frank Robinson at first base. Rob- 'Professor' Pefe Pihos Now Coach inson lias tremendous- power and has been exceptionally impressive this spring-. His only drawback is a questionable arm, which lie won''t need too much at first base. He injured the arm mysteriously with Columbia of the Sally League last year and it hasn't fully come around yet. K Klu' conies around okay, "I'll put Robinson in left field,'" said Teblwtts. That would make Cincinnati's outfield Robinson in left. Gus Bell hi center and long-ball hitting- Wally Post in right, "ami that outfield could be the most powerful in baseball, bar none. Other outfield availables are Bob Hazle, up from Nashville of the Southern League where he hit .31-!: Stan Palys. and Bob Thai-man. Rounding out the Reulegs' infield Aviil "be the dependable Johnny Temple at second base: smooth-fielding Rov McMillan at shortstop, and the hard-hitting: but erratic fielding Ray Jablonski at third. Rocky Bridges is the No. 1 utility man, while Charley Harmon can play third, first or the outfield. Smokey Burgess, who batted ,306 last season, is ticketed for regular duty behind the plate with Ed Bailey" the No. " man and Matt Baits behind him. The pitching staff, however, is Tobbe'tts' chief problem and currently he is still trying- to find a fourth starter to go-along'with Joe Nuxhall, who won 17 and lost 12 last year: Art Fowler, who has an 11-10 record: and stsinny Johnny Kh'ppstein, who posted a 9-10 record. Then there are such men as veteran Joe Black, : Hal Jeffeoat, Hersh Freeman. Bud Podbielau and lefthander Bill Kennedy for relief. Cincinnati lias power to burn but whether the Redlegs will rocket into first division or fizzle out in .second division depends entirely oa their pitching staff. SPORTS PARADE By Oscar Frotey DOYLESTOWN. Pa. —UP— It -%-as Prof. Pete Pihos Thursday— and head coach. Pihos. former Philadelphia Eagles end and one of the National Football League's all-time greats, who announced his player retirement last December, was appointed head coach of the National Aggies football team Wednesday. Announcement of the appointment was made by James Work. president of the National Agricultural College, who said the school was moving out to "a bigger schedule." At Thod Felton's NEW YORK —UP The major question 'in the major leagues is whether, to paraphrase another hit show, success spoiled Mickey- Mantle. For the kid from Oklahoma. there can be slight question but what success came too easily. It is equally unnebatable that he hasn't earned it. to date. Which is why they are saying that .1956 is the year of decision for and on the eqmmercial clouter from Commerce. . Mickey was only 19" when, in 1550. he took the gigantic leap from, Joplin in the Class C West- em League ail the way up to the Yankees" Immediately he was hailed as "the new Joe DiMaggio." Before you lake this as a knock, let's face'the fact that Mantle was the American League home run champion in 1955 with 37 shots out of the park. But .this is not exactlv homeric. Admit, too. that Willie'Mays of the Giants won the National League title with 51. Going along with those statistics are the Mays' batting averages of .345 to win the NL title in 1954 and his "lowly" ,319 of last season against Mantle's all-time best of .311 in 1932 and .306 of last season. The answer, as admitted nround Mantle's own club, is that master Mickey is home run crazy. He is, like a" lot of others, influenced by Ralph Kiner's remark that "home run' bitters ride in Cadillacs and high average hitters ride in Fords." To be sure, Mantle has delivered some mammoth belts. One o* the u-orst things that could have happened to him was that tape- measured 565-foot clout at Washington in : 1953 and if you are looking for mental indications he is reported out of the spring training camps to be most proud these days of a ^SO-foot blast delivered in an exhibition game against the Cardinals. This, it would seem, is not the mental mechanics of a young fellow determined to change his ways —or his batting average. Maybe you can come up with someone who is fleeter of foot than the Oklahoma antelope, but 1 can't. Steaming down to first, lie goes quicker than the rent money on opening day at Bcltnonl Park. 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