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Saturday, September 11, 1965
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LOLICH'S ARM, STANLEY'S BAT WIN, 2-0 DETROIT FREE PRESS Saturday. Sept. 11. '65 - 'erg Slip Indians Two Mickeys Tig Sox Drop Fourth In a Row Yankees Do Drubbing, 3-2 CHICAGO (LTD The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox, 3-1, Friday night behind Mel Sottle-myer's eight-hit pitching and Tom Tresh's 24th homer to hand the White Sox their, fourth straight loss. Stottlemyre picked up his 17th win, striking out three and walking three. It was his second over the White Sox this season. TRESH HIT his homer into Into the leftfield bleachers in the fifth inning to ice the 'game. Seven of his homers this year have come against the Sox. White Sox starter Gary Peters allowed the Yanks only five hits in sewn innings and took his 12th loss. Clete Boyer's single and Phil Linz's single brought home the first New York run in the second. The Yankees scored their other run in the fourth on Linz's single and Stottlemyre's double. - The loss dropped the White Sox into third place. New York 010 110 000-3 S 0 Chicago 010 000 000-1 S 0 Sottlemyre (17-8) and Howard; PETERS Wiltielm (8) and Romano. HR-Tresh. Ticins 'Double9 Bosox BOSTON (TJPI) The power-hitting Minnesota Twins resorted to a volley of doubles Friday night to whip the Boston Red Sox, 8-5. oilo Versalles had the biggest of seven Twin two-baggers with a three-run second inning drive off losing Boston starter Dave Morehead. Minnesota rookie reliever Jim , Merritt gained his first save and Twin starter Jim Perry his 10th win. Southpaw Merritt struck out eight batters over the last three and two-thirds innings as the Twins stretched their current win streak to three games. Minnesota 031 003 000-8 10 I Boston Oil 003 000-5 8 0 PERRY, Merritt U) and Barley; MORE-HEAD, Eaiiey (5), Ritchie (7) and Nixon. HR Conl9liaro. 2 Gridders Cleared to Rejoin Mates CINCINNATI (UPI) Two University of Cincinnati football players were returned to t h e team's roster Friday after they were cleared of morals charges. Flullback Clem Turner, 20, of Cincinnati and end Marvin Godfrey, 20, Pittsburgh, were found innocent of tending to cause the delinquency of two teen-a g e d girls by Juvenile Court Judge Benjamin S. Schwartz. ', The judge recommended that the two athletes be reinstated. . The two girls, aged 16 and 13, runaways from Longview Men tal hospital near here, charged the two students assaulted them in a park after picking them up Aug. 29. , -Turner, an All-American high " school player at Woodward High School here, is considered one " of the top sophomore gridders - in the nation. Gone Again PHILADELPHIA (UPD Philadelphia Eagles Friday asked waivers on back Jim Brown, obtained only three . days ago from the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent. It was a mob scene 2 83U8U c A f - f h "j y !m SM BY JACK SAYLOR Free Press Sports Writer CLEVELAND The fireworks display after Friday night's game here wasn't especially for Mickey Lolich but it should have been. The date Sept. 10 is a memorable one. Lolich went the distance for the Tigers and won, a 2-0 gem over the Cleveland Indians. Remember the date also for the Indians' Lou Clinton, wh this breezy night disquali Tats BY GEORGE PUSCAS One hundred and five days until Christmas ? It cannot be. For there he was already, among the dolls and bikes and balls and trains, his belly bouncing, his face split by a grin, joking with the kids, laughing and winking at the guys. Except for the flashy brown suit, the yellow open-necked sport shirt, the dandy alligator shoes . . ." "THIS IS the world's greatest pool table," he was saying. "These are the world's finest cues, this is the world's best book on pool, and I am the world's greatest player." Shucks. It was only Minnesota Fats. In the old days, he was known as a hustler, the shark of the pool rooms, but now, for the first time in his life, he is working. They had him planted in the toy department at the J. L. Hudson Co.'s downtown store, surrounded by tables and fascinated shoppers. Rudy Wanderone , Alias, 'Minnesota Fats' BUT STILL A HIT WITH FANS New Twin 'Too Slow' BYALCOFFMAN The controversial twin double returned to the Detroit Race Course Friday afternoon and proved that it certainly was popular, even if not quite so fabulous as it has been billed. Using the betting gimmick for the first time in three weeks, the track played to 9,484 fans, fully 1,000 more people than attended the races on the same day a year ago. It also was the first time since Aug. 21, the day the twin double was dropped, that a 1965 crowd topped last year's figure any significant amount. RACING commissioner Berry Beaman had ruled out the twin because of potential abuses, but changed his' mind when DRC officials came up with a "new" twin which has added, safeguards. The safeguards, which include the selection of all four horses by a bettor at one time, slowed down the sale of tickets greatly. Hundreds of fans were left standing in line when the horses were off in the sixth race, first of the twin double races. Yet Paul Ryder, DRC vice again as the twin double fied himself for any Gold Glove award for fielding excellence. The combination of Clinton and the Tigers' double Mickey Lolich plus a timely hit by Mickey Stanley vaulted the Tigers past Cleveland into fourth place by the sum of a whole game. It marked the end of long frustration for the Tiger southpaw. The four-hit shutout was Lolich's first victory since July 30 and his first Never Misses His In these surroundings, Fats does not hustle. What he does is subtly suggest what a fine instrument a pool table would make around the house. - "The game is getting so popular," he enthused, "that they even have tables In the old folks' homes. I Just come from one of their tournaments. A 97-year-old gal won it." FATS IS 260 pounds of blub and boast. He even boasts of the blub. "I can beat any player ever lived," he chortled, "and I can out-eat anybody. Sure, there's guys who challenge me to eat but they want to play on their own table, like spaghetti or bananas. I avoid those guys. But In a square contest, I'll out-eat anybody." f Fats has been kicking around pool halls for 46 years, or since he was seven years old, and he has become something of a legend. Jackie Gleason, remember, made a movie called "The Hustler" a few years back, and the story supposedly was drawn from the life of Minnesota Fats. Years ago, he would swing by the pool parlor at the old Detroit Recreation and strike " up a challenge with local sharpies. It was the way he earned his bread. "I can really shoot pool, I have to be the best," he insisted. "You know how I Turn to Page 2-C, Columm 1 president, called the come- back of the twin "eminently successful" and predicted that the selling procedure would be speeded up as both patrons and ticketsellers became more familiar with the new setup. Under the new twin, sellers punch out tickets bearing the numbers of two horses in the furst half of the twin double, just as they used to do in the past. Then they turn over the tickets and write in with a special marker pencil the bettor's choices in the next two twin races. IF THE FAN'S first two horses win, he still must exchange his ticket for another machine-issued ticket in order for mutuel department calculators to figure out the twin double payoffs. Friday's twin was a surprisingly small one, $520 for $2, and there were 87 winners. The twin pool of $53,240 was slightly below the $55,346 handled on the same Friday a year ago. Yet the mutuel play for the day surpassed the 1964 figure, $"01,400 against $639,678. came back to DRC complete game in two months and two days. "IT'S BEEN a long drouth," Lolich said between slugs from a bottle of coke. "I felt good at the end. . . not tired at all," he said. "But I really haven't felt tired in my other games, either. That's what's been buggin' me. "I was throwing strikes tonight," he added, "and I had good control on my curve. It II .--fwufix v iii mi. ii in in -i in mi iuw npMMMtiiiii r mit ii Wti nfwmiiiiiiiiUMH ill r Minnesota fats leans Most of the fans seemed happy about the revival of the twin. "I didn't care for that quinella," 6aid Mrs. Nick Kir-iako of Pontiac. "I didn't have to wait long to buy my tickets, but it is a little slower than the way they used to do it." Carl Bates of Detroit was particularly excited about the return of the twin. "I didn't come out to the track as much after they dropped it. It's a good deal. Gives the poor man a chance to hit it rich." There are rumors that the DRC is working out a faster selling procedure, but it won't be ready until early next week. Lions Put Lane on Taxi Squad Dick (Night Train) Lane, ye olde defensive halfback, remains with the Detroit Lions. The Train is, in effect a taxi Because no other National Football League team put in a claim on the 37-year-old Lane, who was released by the Lions Tuesday, he became their property again. Head coach Harry Gilmer indicated that Lane would become a member of the Lions' "taxi squad." THE TAXI squad is limited to a handful of players paid full salary by the team but not carried on its official 40-man roster Lane will be available to step back onto the team in the event injury forces withdrawl of another defensive back. He Is the first member of the 1965 "taxi" group. Lane, the second leading pass interceptor In pro football history, has been hampered this summer by a slow recovery from a knee Injury. Tne Lions, meanwhile, wound up preparations at Cranbrook Friday for the final game of their exhibition season. They travel to Canton, O., Saturday, and will meet the Washington Redskins there Sun day in the annual Hall of Fame game. was a good thing, the other guy was pretty tough, too." The "other guy" was Sonny Siebert, who tossed a five-hitter before yielding to an eight-inning pinch hitter. Siebert fanned 11 and walked nobody. Lolich got five men on strikes and walked only two, both on 3-2 pitches. Siebert deserved a better fate. While weather threatened the start of the game, Sonny was shining, in fact, was per Free Press Photo by VINCE WITEK into his work while devouring all competition BUDGET BUY PRICED DRESS SHIRTS BY THE COUNTRY'S 3 MOST FAMOUS MAKERS Dress shirts tailored by 3 oi the country's best known maters of lustrous broadcloth and smooth oxford-cloth. Choose from your favorite collar styles: tab, button-down or regular, with long or short sleeves. In assorted whites, stripes and solids. 3 for $10 OPEN SATURDAY TO 9 P.M. (Exceptions: Birmingham open to 5:30; Shelby open to 5:45) SHELBY & STATE WOODWARD AT MONTCALM ARBORLAND PONTIAC MALL GRAND RIVER & GREENFIELD WONDERLAND EASTLAND NORTHLAND MACK & M0R0SS WESTB0RN LINCOLN PARK JACKSON LIVONIA MALL MACOMB MALL BIRMINGHAM WESTLAND UNIVERSAL CITY fect for three innings B.C., before Clinton, that is. CLINTON. JUST obtained from the California Angels, started in left field for the Tribe. He learned how to lose friends and break pitcher's hearts in a hurry. On his first fielding chance as an Indian, Clinton lumbered in on a short fly by Norm Cash, waved the shortstop off the ball and inauspi-ciously dropped it. Cue H-H-S BUDGET BUYS BUDGET BUY PRICED DACRON COTTON MUTED PLAID ZIP-LINED RAINCOATS Handsome muted plaid raincoats tailored of 65 Dacron po'y-ester-35 cotton. Single breasted model with split raqlan shoulders, vertical slash pocltets, and a luxurious zip - out Orion pile liner; attached stripe lining. Olive or blaclcnavy plaids. . ?5.99 Siebert got out of the jam, but in the fifth inning after Bill Freehan's single, Clinton circled unglamorously under a high fly into the corner by Ray Oyler. It was in his glove t hen out again for which Oyler generously got a double. Stanley then delivered his second single to chase in the game's only runs. The chorous of boos that greeted Clinton must have made Rocky Colavito, over in IN ASSAULT CASE Pistons Fine Reggie $2, 000 Reggie Harding, the tall badman of the backboards and sidewalks, was fined a whopping $2,000 by the Detroit Pistons Friday as a result of his conviction on an assault and battery charge. The action was taken by Pis ton owner Fred Zollner, team executive manager Don Wat-rick and coach Dave DeBuss-chere. It was the heaviest fine In the history of professional bas ketball. Wattrick said the fine was "irrevocable" and would be deducted from Harding's salary. The 23-year-old seven-footer who has played with the Pistons since January, 1964, makes and estimated $15,000 a year. He is expected to be the Pistons' first-string center in the upcoming National Basketball Association season. Harding, 23, who has had frequent brushes with the law, was convicted in Recorder's Court Wednesday of having as-i saulted patrolman James Cof-j fin on Aug. 6. nir ivrrnrvT iiavoinrui when the officer ordered Hard-, ing to get off the street as! Harding protested a parking ticket being written against him. Harding refused to leave, tne streex. ana sixuck vjouin i"j -vjav.n mu menu, miu. when the policemen approached! "In the future I intend to con-him. i duct myself as a good citizen on The Pistons' announcement of and off the court." the fine said the incident wasi "most embarrassing to thej the HIGHEST FINE in pro team, the NBA and to profes-,basketba1 in recent years was sional basketball as a sport." jieviei against the Philadelphia Wattrick said he had also j76ers' Wilt (The Stilt) Cham-warned Harding that any fur- jberlain, who was tapped for $750 ther incidents or misconduct by NBA commissioner J. Wal-would bring his automatic sus- jter Kennedy. LAST DAY SATURDAY yyij iifea right field, think he was back in Detroit. Having messed up one short fly and one long one, Clinton missed his great chance to "field for the cycle" when Al Kaline hit a line drive right at him in the sixth. He handled it deftly and the 6.474 fans gave out with raucous cheers. Lolich, meanwhile, was breezing at the finish after Turn to Page 3C, Column 2 Reggie Harding pension from the team. Harding, who appeared at the Pistons' office to learn of the team's action, issued a public dpo g' '-I apologize for my recent misconduct, and direct this to Mr- Zollner. Mr. Wattrick and to Dave DeBusschere, who is t, ' BUDGET BUY PRICED LUXURIOUS MOHAIR & WOOL ALPACA STITCH CARDIGANS Jjst in time for the fall sweater season. Handsomely tailored car-diqars in a classic six-button model . . . blended of 75 mo-hair-25 wool in the re alpaca souffle stitch; rib knit waist. Burgundy, black, bottle green, gold, blue, S.M.LXL. 12.99 . - - a

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