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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 25

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Thursday, March 29, 1956 . — , — *•.' i • • . , i Don't Laugh When Spring Branch Comes To Bat ^^^^^ . . .... . , • __<.. . _ . - t .. • „ t_,..t !_ f. _' fc,l^_. ••»,...._ **•».<_,. tu timil U'ttJti ^rftltadht* l'.,v TOM .MrKKAV Sun S|io'.'t.s Kditor Sonif, folks ::r-- priuu'd to luujjh nt Spring Kifnncli's fnntlmll t«>.um when the Kc:irs are forced into 4A (his fall. But they'd befit dioho back the chuckle.s over Coach Loiils'Billinjj- ton's Spring Branch baswbnll toani. Thnrsflay night .John Adams' soph-junior studded' Candors uro in for nil assault by Billington's •lowi'r-elassmcn loaded Bears. : Gnnwtimr is 7 p.m. at Oiler 1'iirlc. If the Rc-ar.M'continue progressing the mirth could be sour Friday. Xumbur one- problem for big Diilci: Jones', Adams' chuice to face UK; young lii.'tiM, will be Spring Branch's fabulous catcher, Gerald Walling. Tills former Little ol.ague All- Anierii'iiii rcc«ivt'r has murdered Texas City ami Free-port 'jiteli- itic;, siiiushiiiK six liitjj in eight Irij.'s, .Walling, possibly the host catcher in Texas, high school baseball, slummed three home-runs over the 330-foot left-field wall at Texas City's professional Stadium. Ami that wall's at least 20 feet high! At.Texas City Walling had four bit;) in four trips amf was two for four off P'reeport's great pitching Tuesday night. Spring Kraucli and the Ganders will Ins fi|flltin;i t<> K^ above Uu; .500 nmrlc, each having lost opening day games. Bay town t'rc/pped a 1-0 extra- inning game, to Freeport while Spring Branch, despite Waiting's great day, was outscrambled, 11-7, by Texas City. But the Bears stopped Freeport, 7-5, at Freeport Tuesday, while Bay town, was having a tough time with lightly-regarded Aldine before winning, 5-3. Two other luml-hittiug Bears am Mike PJuiUcy, u pitcher subbing at third-base for starter Mike CallagJier, and Gary West a suplicmorc left-fielder. Eillington will start Gary Fly, a senior, on the mound with Larry Ford at;first, Waynce Goodwin at' second, Pankey on third and Jim- rny Brents at Shortstop. West, Bill Holden in right and Paul McGee, center, make up the Bear outfiled. Walling, Fly, and Holden are the only B«ar seniors, six returning anoher year. Gallagher, Pankey and West are sophomores. Adams will shift his lineup, searching for added hitting, moving left-handed swinging Steve Me- Williams into centerfield for Charles Esterak. Me Williams, a fine sophomore pitcher, can hit with authority, and po;*sesses a good throwing arm. Ted Dodd will handle Jones' curves and fast ball with Artie Oviedo on first. Hobby Sanders opens agaJn at second for the Ganders with George JMifes at third . Winston Porter is at shortstop with Charles Mills in leftfield and Barry Lancaster in right. Walling not only is a great hit- ter and good receiver but -has thrown out every single man who's tried to-steal on him. Friday, at 8:30 p.m., the Ganders play Bay City in the Went Columbia ham-ban tournament. AdanM wUl use either Freddie. Htwy or McWliliaim on the mound. Texas Thinclads Top Bears, SMU WACO —UP— Texas tracksters brcazes to a practice meet victory over Baylor and Southern Methodist here Wednesday, scoring more points than the Bears and i-Ivsian'-'s combined. The Longhorns' piled up 96 1-2 points in vanning 10 firsts and ty- second with 48' points and SMU a poor third with 25 1-2. Bob Whiklen of Texas .was the high individual scorer, v/ith 11 1-4 points. WniVlen won the 100-yard dash in 9.0 seconds, the 220 in 2.1.4 and ran a leg of the winning sprint relav team. Texas took all 11 points in the mile run. scored 10 in the discus, 10 in the two-mile, eight in the high hurdles and eight in the 880- yard run. The Longhom 440-yard relay team handed Baylor its first de- Johnnj- M A FOIL is no'.v publication, to izc Jln Newhouser Robin Roberts Doing conducted by the Sporting News, baseball select the "Player of Uie Decade," acting on a Yogi Berra Roy Campanella Jackie Robinson suggestion made by Bob Feller, one of the 10 "greats" nominated for the honor. The others also are pictured. (International) FearUss Fraley's SPORTS PARADE- Oscar Asks, How You Going To Pick Player Of Decade? TODAY'S SPOUT PARADE ISy (WCYvit KKAI.KV : NEW YORK —U!'— A baseball poll where it Is absolutely impossible to fairly pick a winner finally popped up Thursday. It's a ballot on which are the names of 10 men: Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial. Robin Jioberls. Bob Keilcr, .lai'kie Robinson. Yogi Berra, Roy Campanel- IH. Johnny Mir.c and Hal Now- hoiiser. All you're nskcil to uo is rank them 'in one to 10 order as the "player of the decade." The poll was devised by the Sporting News, known widely as the baseball bible, at the suggestion of Feller. And after looking over the list, I've a suspicion that Bullet Bob harbors some longstanding resentment against sportswriters. How else could he put thorn on such a spot? Trying to rank such a colossal errxv would require a man who «;is a romlmtiilioti of .ftult: ol-an- dis. Connio Mack and Nostradamus. For tin; average suy it has to conn; down (n personalities. Could un>-joay surpass DiMaggio? Back from service and going- downhill he won his third most valuable player title, leil the league in 19-1S in homers and runs batted in and batted .316 in a crippled 1949 half-season in which he single-handedly led the Yankees to the pennant. How can you beat Williams? Coming back from Vi'orld War II he twice won most valuable hon- ors and took two batting titles. Called back for combat Hying- in Korea, he should ha^e won two more batting championships since his return. What't the matter with Feller? Back from service, he had three 20-game years which led . the league: posted a record 31S strikeouts and three times was the leading winner. You gonna beat Roberts? he has had six straight 20-game years and five straight seasons has pitched the most innings. Sport Briefs Gastellani Prospective Coach SOUTH BEND, Ind. —UP—Rev. Robert Rebhahn, athletic director at Seattle University, planned to interview John Castellani Thursday for the head basketball coaching position at the school. Castel- Uino currently is nn assistant to Notre Dame basketball Coach Johnny Jordan. Gavilan to Fight Ballarin PARIS —UP— Former welterweight champion Kid Gaviian will battle Germinal Ballarin of France Thnrsdav night in a 10-round bout at the Palais De Sports. If Ballarin wins, he is expected to be matched against-Gene Fullmer in a bout at Chicago, April IS. Four Americans Remain MONTE CARLO, Monaco—UP— Art Larsen of San Leandro. Calif., Gardnar Mulloy of Miami. Fla.. Tonv Vincent of New York, and Malcolm Fox of Baltimore survived first round action Wednesday in the Monte Carlo International tennis tournament. feat in four meets this year as George Schneider, Jerry Prewitt, Whilden and Frank Daugherty beat the Bear quintet by two- tenths of a second with a winning time o£ 40.8. Outstanding individuals for the Lonehorns were: Walter McNew, whoTwon the mile in 4-: ] 4—: SOPHO more Jimmy Holt, v.-Jio took the 440 with a time of 48.4; Bob Hanson, who turned in a 1:55.6 for first in the 880; and sophomore Paul Schumann, who threw the shot 50-feet, 10 1-S inches for another first place. Co-captain Raymond Vickery was Baylor's busiest athlete. He won the broad jump with a leap of 23 feet. 2 1-2 inches; ran. a leg on the second place sprint relay t o r>m, and another on the winning mile relay team which had a time of 3:18.2: and nlaned fourth in the 100-yard dash for a total of eisht points. The SMU star was Clarence Miller, who toe'; first in The high jump with a 6-1 effort ant! won the jnvelin with a toss of 177 feet 3-2 inches for a total of 10 points. Baylor won three firsts and shared another as Bob Herrod took the .low hurdles in 23.4 sec- cuds; Newton Hilliard posted a new school record with a pole vault to 13 feet. Vickery won the broad jumn and the mile relay team took the other first. Li! Leaguer ear, THIS KIDS ear SOME REPUTATION! A Must For His EASTER SUITS BY * MICHAELS - STERN'S Woo! and Dacron M L 1 • CLOTHCRAFT'S MOHARA <i? • FAMOUS STERNBERG'S Wash and wear trom 39 50 SLACKS • All Dacron. » Dacron and Acetate • Dacron and Wool • All Wool Tropicals from 8 95 SHIRTS BY • Arrow • Jays on White and Fancies 195 from SHOES BY • Florsheim • Freeman P, 9 95 From •••••••. 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