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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 28, 1956
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PIAA Use Wider Foul Lane Next Season Lame Leg Keeps Ted Idle May a . ii&S,, tSrL wm ',amy,'SJL imi Wife" mrnf w't' , ..; Schools Set To Follow RulesGroup IVatioiial Committee Kecommemleil Move To Aid Small Men Tiro Biff Reasons Why Redlcas Lost to Bues HARRISBURG. f.P A lop PIAA March 27, official re ported A nKin'ed Pir? Wircphoto. TALKS WITH BOSS A hail has kept Tel Williams, hardhitting: outfielder of the Boston KmJm, idle during pring1 exhibition carries. In the photo a hove Ted talks to MUe Hiscins. manager of the Boso, prior to c;ini in Sarasota, Florida. By JACK HLKiNON, Post-Gazette Sports Writer The Against Winter Ball FORT MYERS, Ha., March 27 Bob Garber, the voun-r righthander from Connellsville, should teach seme baseball people the lesson about winter ball. Here is a young prospect rated highly by the Pirates and touted by the B-Boys as one of their bright the staff this vounr lads for season. He reported to camp with tightness in his right elbow w h i c h preented his thro w i n g hard. A n d fJarber is a hard ball thrower. us-inz his fast ball primarily as his out pitch. With it he fanned 199 Jack Hernon with Hollywood in the Coast League last season. Then the other day while ritrhinr acainit Detroit up in Lakeland the tt moved up to his shoulder ''CAT- rouble "It just caught. he said. "I would get m arm up here, ni I didn't think I emild com down with the ball. That's the reason I tried to throw a couple of change-up runes and they hit in front of the plate. "It felt like there was some-thing missing in my shoulder. It wouldn't roll oer. It feels al! right now. hut I can t throw hard yet. nor can I throw much breaking stuff." There is only one reason Garber is having theve troubles in the spring. His arm is tired. It must be because in two years 1D31 and 1055 Garber pitched over TOO innings of baseball. Garber pitched with New Orleans and Denver in '34. where he totaled 227 frames on the mound. Last season in Hollvw ood he only w orked 202. giving him 319 for the two seasons. Besides that, of course, he spent the winter months pitching out of the country and worked oer 100 innings, each winter. Last December he lrft his winter league job because hi arm was tired. Little wonder! JAfET CELLAR? Waterproof it in one easy operation! All this pitching doesn't in-clud2 the work he has to do each spring at a training camp. That's where you pitch batting practice and work inter-squad games and today Pennsylvania "scholastic bas ketball teams may face a double-width foul lane next season under a proposed rule change. " The 12-foot lane change will definitely be acted upon at the board of control meeting," said Mark Funk, executive director of the ennt rolling organization of choolbov sports. The meeting will be in Mav at State College. The present width of the foul lane is six feet. The pro posed change follows a simi- .Mark 1 unk Additional Sports On Page 20 lar move by the National Bas ketball Committee, rules-mak ing body for schools and colleges. The colleges used the wider lane this season. The measure is designed to equalize the height advantage ot some players. players with smaller TAKIV THE HEAT While the Pirates were beating Ihe Redlegs, 5-4, at Fort flyers yesterday, Ted Kluszewski (foreground) and Wally Post, Cincinnati's one-two batting punch, remained behind at the club's Tampa training camp. Here Big Klu Associated Press Wircphoto. takes hot-towel treatments for an ailing back and Post is given heat for a shoulder he jammed sliding back to first base in Monday's exhibition game. Frank McCormick, Kedleg coach, is at the right. Rluszewski hit 47 homers and Post slammed 40 in 1955. participate tilts. in the exhibition Slowly but feurely, there are. more and more of the top brass who are turning against winter league competition. The B-Bos loe Brown and Bobby Bragan fall into this category and it is heartening to know they won't he sending Pirates hither and j on in the winter time. Brown feels that if a plaer need.s special work at something like the cae of Jerry Lynch and the catching gloie it is worthwhile. But a pilching prospect coming from the minor leagues should be detoured and given a rest over the winter months. mm One baseball official was talking about Garber the other day and had this comment: "I wouldn't be ai all surprised if h? couldn't pitch effectively all season. The boy has worked in over 700 innings in two years and you iust can't put 'that kind of wear on an arm. "It would be too bad. trn. because he is a fine boy and a good pitching prospect." 315 Fat or C hange Funk said 300 questionaires were sent out hy the PIAA on proposed rules changes for next year, including the 12-fnot lane. Of 387 returned. 313 faored the change, while 72 opposed it. Other proposed rule changes, which have been adopted by the National Committee would : 1. Put two defensive players under the basket during foul shooting instead of one from each team. '-I. Prevent players from stepping into the fold Jane until a foul shot hits the basket or backboard. 3. Widen the free throw line to two inches to make it conform with other boundaries on the court. 4. Place restrictions on the Jump to prevent other players from putting their foot in thp circle until the ball is tapped. 5. Pro cut offensive plaers from reaching above the basket in an effort to guide a teammate's shot into the hoop. Funk said that in the past the PIAA "lias gone along 100 per cent with the National Rules Committee.' Allowed Time to Change The National Board stipulated that high schools do not hae to u?e the 12-foot lane until the 1957-38 season. However, if the rule is adopted for immediate use by the various states the new measure would become effective nt season, provided the plan is adopted cn a nationwide basis. The delay was provided to allow schools time to change their courts. Funk, however, indicated the delay is unnecessary because all that is required in the way of a court change is to paint new lines on the floor. Wasps Hope the Clancy Story Isnh Repeated This Season PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: MAR. 28. 1956 PAGE 21 Bionda Most Penalized Plaver in AH League Spent 190 Minutes in the Cooler, Lalel Offieial Figures Keteal Willie Marshall of the Hoi nets missed the American Hockey League scoring title in the season just ended, but the Hornets did come up with one new champion, anyway. Jack Bionda headed the AHL parade to the penalty' box, official season-end statis-.' tics .iust released reveal. In all. the former All -Canadian lacrosse star spent 190 minutes in the cooler. Marshall scored 45 goals and 52 assists for 9 points. ! less than Zellio Toppazzim ol the champion Providence Reds. but missed six Hornet games while on lend-lease to Toronto. Gil Mayer, as was expected. finished with the lowest average of goals scored against and wins the Hap Holmes tro phy for the fourth time in fivi seasons. He had an average of 2.70. compared lo 2.S5 for Johnnv Bower of the Reds. He also led the league in shutouts, with five. Top Trotting Sponsor Dies MIAMI BEACH. FJa.. March 27 LVt William Henry (Bill) Cane, known as "Mr. Trotting" through his sponsorship of the world famous Hamble-Ionian Stake and his work in harness racing, died today. He was 81. The retired New Jersey construction executive died in St. Francis Hospital at 9:25 a. m. after being admitted March 13 for treatment of a heart and liver condition. The Hambletonian had been raced at Srracuse, N. Y.. and Lexington, Ky., for four years with little success w hen Cane took over the event for 3-year-old trotters. Cane had purchased a mile track at Goshen, N. Y., in 1921 on tana once intended as a cut-off for the Erie Railroad. The track was called Good Time Park and opened in 192S The trotting derby has been held there since 1930 with one exception. In 1943 the race was held at Empire City in Yonkers, N. Y., due to gasoline rationing. lessent Coes Home, Faeing Operation CLEARWATER. Fla., March 27 Don Bes.sent. suffer ing from a pulled groin muscle, left the Brooklyn Dodgers today and returned to his home in Jacksonville. He probably will undergo an operation. Bessent, who had an S-l record after coming up from .St. Paul last July, had pitched to only lour batters this spring. By innn Jordan Post-Gaiette Sports Wntf r If the old adage about history repeating itself is going to recur anywhere, the brass out at The Gardens hopes it doesn't happen to the Hornets. Back in the 1951-32 season. King Clancy was putting in his first hitch as coach of the Wasps. They won the American Hockey League title and the Calder Cup first time the big mug ever came to The Gardens. But the next season the Clancy-men failed to repeat as league champs, and then lost th cup to Cleveland in the seventh game of the final series when they dropped a 1-0 decision on a freak goal in overtime. First Try Productive Last season was Howie Meeker's first at. the Hornet helm. He duplicated Clancy's feat of winning both the title and the Calder Cup. But this seasoin he finished . i -r-r a close second m tne jtiu race, iust as uiancy cua inree years ago. However, Meeker is taking no chances on a repetition of history. He had his squad at Hershey yesterday for a brisk workout, and will complete training for the opening of the fir-t round of the Calder Cup series today. Then tomorrow night the serious business oi aeienamg the Cup gets underway at The Gardens with Cleveland (there's that name again) furnishing the opposition. A second game is carded here Saturday night, with the ac tion switching to Cleveland Sundav. If a fourth game is necessary it will be at Cleve land Tuesday, and a fifth, if needed, at The Gardens next Thursday. Foley May Play Gerrv Foley, who had been hospitalized with an eye in Harniarville Continues National Soccer Bids Hurricanes, Still in Open Cup Play, Oppose Rochester IVext in Amateurs New Dvo Wonder-Pruf, the raiy-mixd waterproof type masonry finish, requires no water curing, before or after. Ju$t ov in pi? optrof'on. Perfect for all ma:-onry walls! S classified tl- pKien directory for paint dvatert. S ' q e vrf vkOrp Seems like a possible national championship hangs in the balance every time the Harmarville Hurricanes take to the soccer field. j Last Sunday it was the Brooklyn Hakoahs in an Eastern final in National Open Cup play. The Hurricanes eked out a 10 decision. Two weeks before that it was the Philadelphia Uhriks in an Eastern semi-final for the Open Cup. They won that one, too. Rochester Next And next week it will be the Rochester, N. Y., Ukrainians at Harmarville in an Eastern semi-final in National Amateur Cup play. The following week the Hurricanes wind up their business with the Hakoahs at Brooklyn. They must .w in that game, too. if they are to reach the national finals and a crack at the Open Cup which they last won in 1952, and which they lost to Chicago in 1953. Th Eastern final will be decided on a total goals basis for the two games, and with that slim 1-0 lead now, a victory a Brooklyn is a "must." Should they win. they will meet the Chicago Schwabens for the big mug. The Schwabens defeated the Los Angeles Danes. 2-1. Sunday to win the Western title. Finals Uncertain But right now, Harmanille is more worried about Roch ester, n tne Hurricanes can clear that hurdle, they'll meet the Philadelphia Ukrainians in the Eastern final. The Phil-adelphians defeated Ponta del Gada, Mass., Sunday in the other Eastern semi-final. It was not definitely determined whether the Eastern final will be a one or two-pme affair, nor is the site and date set. The Harmars will be play ing next Sundav without the services of Ray Bernabei. cap tain and fullback. He is listed as a professional plaver, the onlv pro in the district, and as such is, of course, ineligible for amateur play. By JIMMY JORDAN. Reds to Send 400 to Games MELBOURNE, Aust ralia, March 27 P Russia will send 400 athletes. 60 officials, 20 newsmen and two cooks to the Olympic Games here. A Russian delegation here to view the Games prepara tions announced this at a news conference before leav ing for Moscow. Newsmen could not learn their opinions on other topics because Olympics chief execu tive officer Lieutenant Gen eral William Bridgeford ban ned questions on anything but Games preparations. Delegation member Mikhail Pesliak. said the Russians did not ask for the ban. "We were only too willing to answer any questions put to us that is what we thought the conference was for. he said. West Virginia To Play Irish TALLAHASSEE, Fla March 27 JPi Top-seeded West Virginia plays Notre Dame in the opening game o the first annual Florida State Invitational Baseball Tourna ment starting Thursday. The game, first of 22 during the tourney, is scheduled to begin at 3 p. m. with a twi-night doubleheader closing out the first day. 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