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'The Next Babe Ruth' Is a Dying Echo
The first time the Los Angeles Dodgers’
high command watched Frank Oliver
Howard swish a bat, there were appreciative
whistles of awe. He stood 6-feet-7, weighed
a solid 240 pounds and was only 21 years old.
This was at the Florida training camp
in 1958. It was obvious that Howard, a top
basketball player at Ohio State, wasn’t
ready for the majors, but that didn’t stop
the Dodger drumbeaters. “This kid is the
hitter who will break Babe Ruth’s 60-homer
record,” they predicted.
They felt it was not too reckless a
prophesy because ’SB was the Dodgers’ first
year in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Howard,
it was reasoned, would be ripe before even
Walter O’Malley could practice his magic
and come up with a real ball park. So big
and strong was the kid that it seemed pos
sible he could drive home runs over the
short wire screen in Los Angeles even if
he didn’t get a good piece of a pitch.
At the time the Dodgers had a farm
club at Green Bay. Howard batted .333 and
hit 37 homers there in ’SB. The next year he
still was “the next Ruth,” and at Victoria
he batted .356 and hit 27 homers. It was
Spokane in ’59 and a .319 average. Again in
’6O he was farmed to Spokane but Frank
obviously was too good for the Pacific Coast
League. After hitting .371 in 26 games
Howard was called back by the Dodgers to
stay. But
Hardly anybody, not even the fearless
publicist, Red Patterson, now speaks of
“the next Babe Ruth.”
• * • *
Manager Walter Alston said, “although he’s
got a little strike-zone problem. He’ll go
for a pitch too often that isn’t merely
doubtful—lt’ll be 6 or 8 inches from the
It was suggested timidly that perhaps
a man who stands 6-7 might have too big
a strike zone to handle, but Alston shook
his head in disagreement. “I don’t think
so,” Walt said. “Frank’s arms are long
enough to handle any pitch that is good
enough to be called a strike.
“I wasn’t a big league ball player, my
self,” Alston mused, proving that he has
a sense of humor. It is common knowledge
that, although he played 13 seasons in or
ganized ball, his major league career was
brief and undistinguished. He batted once
for the Cardinals and struck out. At first
base Walt had two chances and booted one.
“I wasn’t a big leaguer,” Walt repeated,
“but I know Howard’s problem because it
was mine, too. When I hit a good pitch I
drove it almost as far as anybody. But I
ran into strike-zone trouble, too.”
• » • *
prospect, although the giant is 25 years old
now and has played parts of four seasons
with the Dodgers. “Some fellows mature
late,” Alston explained. “Especially big
Although Howard achieved AIl-Amerlca
basketball status at Ohio State, he is not
the most mobile of baseball players. Alston
still doesn’t know where to play him, first
base or the outfield. When he was asked
Baseball Training Sites
Nears Total Integration
TAMPA, Fla., Mar. 17 (AP). | (
—Major league baseball, in its.:
determination to obtain equal i
treatment for its personnel, is
nearing the point of total inte-1
gration in spring training i
Since the sensitive experi
ment began in earnest a year|
ago, the sport has made re-:
markable progress in its de
segregation campaign. Nearly
three-quarters of the 20 big
league training camps have no
racial problem.
The Los Angeles Dodgers,
pioneers of racial integration, 1
have been living under one!
roof since 1948, one year after;
Jackie Robinson broke the color
barrier by becoming the first
Negro to play in the major
leagues in the modern era. The
Dodgers overcame the racial
problem by purchasing an air
base in Vero Beach which has
housed all Dodger personnel,
including the families, ever
No Problem in West
In the last 12 months, seven
more of the 14 big league clubs
training in Florida have for
saken old established quarters
for new ones that will accept
all players.
This leaves six clubs still shy
of complete first-class status
for all players. They are De
troit. Minnesota, Kansas City,
Washington and Baltimore in
the American League and 1
Pittsburgh in the National.
The six teams training in
Arizona and California have no
racial problem.
The latest to end segregation
are the Phillies, who last week
transferred their players from
a Clearwater hotel to a new
headquarters outside neighbor
ing Tampa.
Slower on East Coast
This marked the completion
of a sociological changeover
in the supposedly pivotal Gulf
Coast area in which six clubs
do their spring conditioning.
This area encompasses St.
Petersburg, training site of the
Cardinals and New York Mets;
Tampa (Reds), Bradentcwn
(Braves), Sarasota (Chicago
White Sox) and Clearwater
(Phillies). This is where the
heaviest resistance was ex
Reports of a similar trend
also have come from some of
the training camps on the Flor
ida east coast, where desegrega
tion progress has been some
what slower. Ed Doherty, gen-
eral manager of the Senators,
recently announced he plans
to house all his players, whites
and Negroes alike, under one'
roof next spring
Here is the situation on the!
various baseball training camps
, which still have the integration ■
' problem:
Orioles Headquarters at
) McAllister Hotel in Miami. Two
jNegro’players live away from;
I hotel.
Tigers Local ordinance in
[Lakeland, Fla., forbids five
I Negro players to stay at club
I headquarters, New Florida]
! Hotel.
j Athletics Have six Negro
I players who do not stay at!
George Washington Hotel, club
J headquarters in West Palm;
Twins Six Negro players
who are housed in a new motel
some distance away from club
headquarters at Cherry Plaza
Hotel in Orlando.
Senators—Three Negro play
ers living in a private home,
while others stay at Sea Garden
Motel, headquarters at Pomp
ano Beach.
Pirates—Seven Negro players
stay in private homes, club
headquarters at Bradford Hotel
in Fort Myers.
Dartmouth Beaten
BELFAST, Northern Ireland,
Mar. 17 (AP).—Dartmouth was
j crushed, 36-3, today by Queen’s
'University in the first Rugby
] Union match of their 4-game
Twins Edge Athletics, 4-3,
On Rookie's Homer in 10th
ORLANDO, Fla., Mar. 171
(AP).—Bernie Alien’s one-out!’
home run in the 10th inning),
gave the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 ’‘
exhibition baseball victory over 1
Kansas City today. 1
A $50,000 bonus baby from ]
Purdue University. Allen belted 1(
a Bob Colligan pitch over the]
rightfield wall to snap the).
Twins’ seven-game losing■;
streak. ['
Herb New m a n’s two-run !
double off veteran Ray Moore);
in the ninth pulled Kansas City <
even, after Rich Rollins of the)
Twins had snapped a 1-1 tie :
with a two-run double in the
Washington, O C., March It, 1962
which position Frank handles better, Walt
“I guess the outfield,” he finally said.
Now that veterans Gil Hodges and Norm
Larker have been lost in the National
League’s expansion draft, it behooves the
Dodgers to convert one of their outfielders
—Howard or Ron Fairly—into a full-time
first baseman.
“Does Fairly play first base better than
Howard?” the manager was asked.
“I’d say so,” came the reply. “He plays
the outfield better, too.’ In other words,
Howard has to bring along his bat.
* * * *
have a hunch that some long-ball hitter,
feasting on the expansion-thinned pitch
ing over a 162-game schedule, will pull a
Roger Maris and threaten the home-run
records, with and without the asterisk. But
the candidates most frequently mentioned
are Orlando Cepeda and Willie Mays of
the Giants, Eddie Mathews, Joe Adcock
* ■
Slugger With a Problem
and Hank Aaron of the Braves, and Dick
Stuart of the Pirates.
This is fine with Alston, who thinks
that too much pressure has been on How
ard in the past. “When he matures,” Walt
predicted, “Frank will get his share.”
The big boy may have begun his ma
turing during June of the 1961 campaign.
At one stage he was a .211 hitter, but for
the remainder of the season he banged
away at a .354 clip to finish with .295. Just
when it looked as if he might reach .300
he hurt a knee, but it mended and he re
sumed his good hitting in the Winter
League in Puerto Rico.
Against half of the NL clubs last year
Howard hit .300 or better. He wore out the
Pirate pitchers, averaging .429, and combed
the Cardinal staff for a .354 mark. In June
he hit .348, in July an even .400, in August
.329. He played in only 92 games, including
19 as a pinch-hitter. More evidence that
Frank might be growing up was his .368
mark while batting for somebody else.
Even though it was not a full season,
Howard would be widely credited with hav
ing a good year if it were not for the still
vibrant echoes of “the next Babe Ruth.”
A buildup like that takes a little time to
die out.
Senators to Play
Champion Reds
At D. C. Stadium
TAMPA, Mar. 17 (Special).—
The Senators will meet the
National League champion Cin
cinnati Reds in an exhibition
game for the benefit of the
boys’ clubs of Washington and
Cincinnati Monday night, May
14 in D. C. Stadium.
General Manager Ed Doherty
of the Senators announced the
game here today. It will be the
second straight year that the
Senators have played the Na
tional League pennant winners
in the boys’ club contest. Last
year they played the Pirates.
The Reds have promised to
splay all of their regulars, in-
I eluding Frank Robinson and
yada Pinson, who finished 1-2
in the Most Valuable Player
I voting. The Baltimore Orioles,
who play in Washington May
13, have waived their rights to
hold the following night as a
possible postponement date.
sports on air
Amateur Ice Hockey cham
pionship. WTOP-9, 1:30 p.m.
Wide World of Sports
NASCAR “500” stock car
championship from Daytona,
Fla., WMAL-7, 5 p.m.
Bill Casper vs. Mario Gon
sales, WTOP-9, 4 p.m.
Championship B o w 1 in g,
Championship .Bowling,
WMAL-7, noon.
Lefty Jack Kralick, the
Twins’ starter, gave up only
one hit —a fourth-inning
homer by Manny Jiminez—in
the first six innings. Bill Kun
kel held the Twins hitless
through the first four, but
[ Minnesota scored off rookie
Ken Sanders in the sixth on
( Lenny Green’s single, a wild
pitch and a sacrifice fly by
Billy Martin.
I KAN CITY 000 100 002 o—3 4 1
I MINNESOTA 000 00l SOO I—4 t> 1
i Kunkel. Sanders <s>, Colligan (9)
and Sullivan. Bryan (6); Kralick.
Moore 71. Stange <!)) Manning <loi
I and Battey. W—Manning. L— Cool-
I Home runs—Kansas City. Jiminez
1 Minnesota. Allen.
Yankees Whip
Dodgers, 7-5,
For 7th in Row
Mar. 17 (AP).—The unbeaten
New York Yankees ran their
string of exhibition victories to
seven today, rolling over the
Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-5. Six
of the New York runs were un-1
A crowd of 7,365, largest ever'
here, saw Bill Stafford, Ralph
Terry and Tex Clevenger limit
the losers to six hits. Stafford
worked the first four innings
and extended his spring record
to 12 straight hitless rounds.
He did give up his first rim,
on two walks and an error by
Third Baseman Clete Boyer.
Roger Maris returned to the
lineup after missing a week of
play because of bruised ribs.
The home-run king drove in
two runs with an opposite-field
double to left against Don Drys
dale in the fourth inning.
Frank Howard, huge Dodger
slugger, hit a two-run homer
off Terry in the eighth.
LOB ANa. <N> ino __ nno n 22—5 « 3
N. Y. (A) 031 300 OOX—7 11 2
Drysdale. Richert (fl). Smith (7)
and N. Sherry. Brumley (7): Stafford.
Terry (5). Clevenger (ft) and E. How
ard. Winner —Stafford. Loser —Drys-
Home run—Los Angeles. F. Howard.
BRADENTON, Fla., Mar. 17
(AP).—Joe - Adcock hit a home
run that sparked a first-inning
attack in which the Milwaukee
Braves took a lead they never
relinquished in beating the
New York Mets, 9-4, in an ex
hibition baseball game today.
The Braves hopped on Ken
MacKenzie, their former team
mate, for three runs in the first
inning and added two more off
the young southpaw before he
retired for a pinch-hitter in
the fourth.
Howie Bedell’s single, Roy
McMillan’s triple and Adcock’s
home run accounted for the
first three runs.
NEW YORK IN) 001 000 012—4 11 1
MILWAUKEE 311 130 OOx—9 11 2
MacKenzie. Anderson (4). Botz (6),
Hoy (8) and Cannizzaro: Buhl. Bur
dette (tt) and Uecker. Winner —Buhl.
Home run—Milwaukee. Adcock.
LAKELAND, Fla., Mar. 17
(AP). Relief Specialist Roy
Face received a rare pitching
start today and batted in two
runs with a fielder’s choice and
an infield hit as the Pittsburgh
Pirates whipped the Detroit
Tigers, 7-1 in an exhibition
Face, who is given one ex
hibition start a year by Man
ager Danny Murtaugh, hurled
three-hit ball over the first
three innings. He gave up the
only Tiger run on a bases
loaded walk in the first.
Diomedes Olivo, a 42-year
old rookie pitcher and the old
est player listed in the National
League, drove in the last two
Pittsburgh runs with a hases
loaded single in the eighth.
PITTSBURGH 022 000 120—7 8 0
DETROIT - _ 100 OOP 000—1 0 1
Face. Haddix (4), Olivo (7) and i
Neeman, Leppert (7); Jones. Golich I
(4). Foytack <7». Fox (ft) and Brown.
Winner—Face; loser—Jones.
CUBS WIN, 5-1,
MESA, Ariz., Mar. 17 (AP).—
Rookies Lou Brock and Ken
Hubbs hit back-to-back home
runs to pace the Chicago Cubs
to their fifth straight Cactus-
League victory today, a 5-1 tri
umph over the Boston Red Sox.
The Cub youngsters hit their
homers off Boston starter Don
Schwall in the third inning.
Winner Dick Elsworth, rookie
Jim Schandevel and veteran
Don Elston limited the Red
Sox to four hits.
Third baseman Frank Mal
zone accounted for Boston’s
run with a homer in the fourth.
BOSTON 000 100 000—1 4 2
CHICAGO (N> 103 000 Olx—s 12 0
Schwall. Smith IB) and Tillman;
Ellsworth. Schandevil (6>, Elston (8)
and Thacker. Winner—Ellsworth. Los
Home Runs —Boston, Malzone. Chi
cago. Brock. Hubbs.
117 (AP). Jerry Buckek, 19-
| year-old shortstop candidate,
committed two errors that let
in four Philadelphia runs to
day as the Phillies broke a
three-game losing streak by
; beating the St. Louis Cardinals,
Buckek’s errors combined
with seven hits off righthander
Bob Gibson from the sixth
through the eighth innings to
account for five runs and wipe
out a 2-0 lead built behind Ray
PHILA ...1000 003 111—6 io 6
ST. LOUIS 002 000 010—3 7 2
Mahaffey, Ferrarese (6) and Dal
rymple; Sadecki. Gibson (6). Duliba 19)
and Herrera. W—Mahatley. L —Gibson.
2-HITTER, 6-1
MIAMI, Mar. 17 (AP).
The Baltimore Orioles leveled
a barrage of nine hits, six of
them for extra bases, and rout
ed the Chicago White Sox, 6-1,
tonight behind the two-hit
pitching of Righthander Dick
Hall and Rookie Southpaw Art
Sam Bowens, 22-year-old
freshman centerfielder, paced
attack with a homer, double
!and a bunt single. Bowens
drove in two runs and scored
; i three.
J Chicano iA) 000 000 010—1 2 0
(Baltimore oil 002 02X—6 9 0
j Pizarro. Peters (4), Lown <7l.
I Joyce (8> and Lollar; Hal!. Quirk 15)
and Eechebarren. Wlnnlns pitcher—
I Hall. Losing pitcher—Pizarro.
Home run—Baltimore, Bowens.
Talent for Eagles
Charley Sifford scored suc
cessive eagles in the 1961 Port
land Open.
Bergman Frustrated Animal Trainer
Any teen-ager, whose great
ambitions have been frustrated
by parental intervention, knows
how Arthur J. Bergman felt
50 years ago.
After all, parents can be un
reasonable. All “Dutch” wanted
was to get into the cages with
lions and tigers. And he did,
on a number of occasions, un
til word filtered back to the
folks, who saw no resemblance
between their 15-year-old son
and the biblical Daniel.
“I lived in Peru, Ind.,” re
calls Bergman, who is the man
ager of the D. C. Stadium and
Armory. “That was the big
winter quarters for the Ameri
can Circus Corp. I saw the
animal trainers and that was
my big ambition to be a
wild animal trainer.
“They started to train me.
My parents didn’t know it but
I was going into the cages
with the lions and tigers. Os
Star Stall Writer
PITCHING— It’s too much
for even the most optimistic
Yankee buff to expect that
Whitey Ford will be a 25-4
pitcher again, or that Luis
Arroyo will duplicate 15 wins
in relief. But even with less
sensational performances by
this pair of veteran left
handers, the world cham
pions’ pitching staff should
rank among the top three in
the American League, prob
ably sandwiched . between
Baltimore’s and Detroit's, as
in 1961.
Whereas the Yankees had
young phenoms buzzing about
their Florida training camp
in the infield and outfield,
none was a pitcher. Instead,
Manager Ralph Houk will
bank on such youthful hold
overs as Ralph Terry (16-3),
Jim Coates (11-5), Roland
Sheldon (11-5) and Bill Staf
ford (14-9), to help Ford and
Arroyo with the big load.
These, plus such not-so
youthful veterans as Bob
Turley (3-5), Bud Daley (8-
9) and Robin Roberts (1-10
with the Phillies), leave little
room for newcomers. Turley
has been throwing easily af
ter his arm cure and Rob
erts, who hit rock bottom
last season, could take on a
new lease in a new league
Giants Shade
Indians, 4-3
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., Mar.
17 (AP).—A preview of the
San Francisco Giants’ opening
day lineup was given to a Casa
Grande audience today and the
Giants’ first team defeated
Cleveland, 4-3.
Manager Alvin Dark had
Harvey Kuenn in the leadoff
spot and he got on base three
times, twice on singles and once
on a walk, and scored two
Willie Mays, batting in the
No. 3 position, drove in Kuenn
once on a sacrifice fly and
also contributed an isolated
Stu Miller, the Giants’ bull-1
pen ace, pitched the final)
three innings and retired the
side on three pitches in the
CLEVELAND 200 010 000—3 71!
SAN FRANCISCO 200 020 OOx—4 8 2 .
Latman, Kay (ti). Funk 18) and I
Chiti. Edwards (til; Larsen. Thomas
(4). Gayeskl (fl>. Miller (7) and Bailey, i
Winner—Thomas. Loser —Latman.
Mar. 17 (AP).—Catcher Hal
Smith drove in four runs with
a double and a triple to lead
the Houston Colts to a 12-7
victory over the Los Angeles
Angels today.
The Texans got to rookie
southpaw Bo Belinsky for seven
runs in the first three Innings
and coasted the rest of the
way. Belinsky issued six walks,
four in the first inning.
Rookie Third Baseman Felix
Torres homered for Los An
geles, and 19-year-old Angel
Shortstop Jim Fregosi whacked
a triple and singled twice.
Los Anzelcs (A) 030 110 110— 7 13 2
Houston 403 (MH 04x—12 8 5
Belinskv. James (4). Soring (8) and
Averill: Stone, Johnson (4). Griffin
(7) and Smith. Winner, Johnson. Loser,
Home run—Los Angeles, Torres.
TD Club Honors
Senators April 10
The Touchdown Club’s an
nual “welcome home” luncheon
for the Senators will be held
April 10 at the Sheraton-Park
Otie Printz. general chalr
) man, announced that the en
tire team, headed by Manager;
) Mickey Vernon, will attend.
[ President Pete Quesada and
[General Manager Ed Doherty,
also will be on hand.
Call Al Fiorentino, manager
of the Touchdown Club, at Na
tional 8-2215, for reservations.
ME. 8-6696
course, they were trained, but
I still remember Dr. Muldoon,
the veterinarian-surgeon of the
show, telling me that you can
never trust a four-footed an
imal, not even a dog.
"What was it like? Well, you
have that same nervousness
you get going into a football
game or a boxing match. You
are on guard and you know you
can’t take chances. But I loved
“But then my parents found
out about it, and that was the
end of my career as an animal
trainer. My father thought it
would be an excellent idea to
send me out of town for school
—so they sent me to Notre
Dame Prep, 75 miles to the
That was life’s turning point
for Bergman. He prepped there
three years, was a star football
player and naturally continued
his education at the University.
Loaded Again
and with very un-Phillie-like
support afield and at bat.
CATCHERS— The best pair
in baseball, unless you count
Yogi Berra. Then it becomes
the best threesome in base
ball. But Yogi mostly is an
outfielder now, leaving the
backstopping to Elston How
ard (.348) and John Blanch
ard (.305).
INFIELD The loss of
such a shortstop as Tony
Kubek, who is in the service,
O! thebasebaTl

TAMPA, Mar. 17.—The Senators were watching the Los
Angeles Dodgers work out the other day, and were dazzled with
the speed of the National League favorites.
“It’s not fair to have that many fast men on one club, is
it?” Bob Schmidt asked of Danny O’Connell and Harry Bright
of the Senators as they watched the Davis boys, Tom and Willie,
and Junior Gilliam, Maury
Wills and Rookie Dick Trace
wski of the Dodgers.
"Baseball should put in a rule
to help fellows like Harry and
Danny and myself,” Schmidt
said. “They either should move
the bases up for us, or move
them back for the fast guys.”
Schmidt, who pals around
with O’Connell and usually is
riding him about something,
said “Did you steal 15 bases
jlast year, Danny, I can’t be
! lieve it? Tell me about it.”
♦♦ ♦ ♦
As O’Connell and Schmidt
(walked away, Bright continued
ito watch Willie Davis. Harry
spotted a Dodger press book
and thumbed through it to look
1 up the stolen bases of last year.
“Can you imagine that?”
Bright asked out loud. “Willie,
who could be the fastest man
I in baseball today, stole 12 bases
and O’Connell stole 15. And
[l’ll guarantee you Davis can
beat Danny to first base by at
least two-fifths of a second.”
] The question was put to
: George Case, the Senators’
) coach who led the American
League in stolen bases many
How could O’Connell steal
three more bases than Willie?
They played approximately the
same number of games.
“The main reason as I see it,
is that the Dodgers are a con
servative ball club,” Case said,
“even though Maury Wills has
led the league in base stealing
for the past two years.
“Also,” George added, “Dan
ny has savvy. He knows all
the tricks, how much of a lead
he can take on certain pitchers,
and all of the short cuts. He
steals with his head. From
what I’ve seen of Willie Davis,
he has an awful lot to learn
about running.”
♦* * *
Case said he would call the
Dodgers a running club because
they go for the extra base with
; their great speed, but their
plan of attack does not include
too many chances on steals.
Behind Wills with 35, Tommy
Davis stole 16, Willie 12 and
Gilliam eight. By comparison,
the Senators would be classed
as a slow team, but Chuck
Hinton stole 22 bases, O’Con-
si iM
Formerly 17 Years W ; ' € e
521 S Go. A»e. N.W. TA. 9-3036
He played halfback for the
Irish In 1915, 1916 and 1919.
The intervening years he spent
as a flyer in World War I.
Bergman, who has a law de
gree, almost went into the
mining business. He was work
ing as a foreman for the Main
Island Creek Coal Co. in Omar,
W. Va„ when he received a call
from his college coach, Knute
Rockne, telling him of a coach
ing job at New Mexico A&M.
After much deliberation,
Dutch took the job. “I ended
up coaching football, baseball,
track, basketball and girls’
basketball, was head of the
physical education department,
taught history and English and
in my spare time working for
a law firm.”
He went on to coach football
at the University of Dayton,
Minnesota and Catholic Uni
versity. He coached at CU for
would seriously damage most
infields. But the Yankees '
have a pair of bright young
shortstops in Phil Linz (.347
in the Texas League) and
Tom Tresh (.315 in the In
ternational). Back at third is
the defensive artist, Cletis
Boyer (.224). Bobby Richard
son (.261) is a fixture at
second and Moose Skowron
(.267) is at first base. Rookie
Outfielder Joe Pepitone can
spell Skowron and the vete
ran Billy Gardner can fill in
at any of the other spots.
OUTFIELD— The absolute
tops with the incomparable
Mickey Mantle (.317 and 54
homers) flanked by Berra in
left and the 61-homer man,
Roger Maris, in right. Hector
Lopez, Pepitone and Bob
Cerv—if Houk carries six—
are the second-line troops.
Why trade? Houk is the Man
Who Has Everything!
too familiar. But for the man
from Mars, the Yankees have
won the pennant every year
since 1949, except when they
finished 2d in ’54 and 3rd in
RATING— Even assuming
that Ford, Arroyo and Maris
won’t approach their peak
seasons, the Yankees are the
club to beat.
nell 15, Marty Keough 12 and
Chuck Cottier nine.
Ray Looney, the lefthanded
passer who was a quarterback
for four years at George Wash
ington University, has an out
side chance of sticking with the
Minnesota Twins this year.
Looney was signed for a
healthy bonus with the Pirates
in 1959, the year that GW won
the Sun Bowl game. But for
the first three years of his
baseball career he was troubled
by a shoulder injury suffered
when he was tackled in the
Air Force game in Griffith
Stadium in 1958. The Pirates
eventually gave up on him, and
the Twins signed Looney as a
free agent.
Looney finally submitted to
an operation instead of treat
ment, and for the last part of
the season with Nashville last
year hit 18 doubles, 14 homers
and batted .264.
Ray, who missed his senior
baseball year at GW because
of the shoulder, is the No. 2
first baseman with the Twins.
But even if Don Mincher does
n't make it, there are compli
Harmon Killebrew could be
moved back to first, where he
spent most of last season after
Mincher was sent back to Buf
falo. Julio Becquer was brought
up to help Killebrew, but Julio
now is with Vancouver.
Manager Sam Mele said he
liked Looney’s batting stroke,
but would prefer to have him
play regularly in the high
minors if Mincher proves he
can play first. But there is
considerable doubt among the
Twins’ followers that Mincher
will make good.
They say Killebrew is an
noyed with the constant shift
ing. from third to first, to the
outfield. If the Twins should
decide that Killebrew’s home
is at third base, Looney might
stick this year.
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10 years, compiling a 33-17-2
record, which included a victory
over Mississippi in the 1936
Orange Bowl game.
He coached the Redskins to
the Eastern Division title in
1943 and then quit coaching
to devote his time to business
and a job as a radio and tele
vision sportscaster.
Before taking that first
coaching job at New Mexico
A&M, Dutch married his
hometown sweetheart, Florence
Schearer. They have two chil
dren. Daughter Nancy is married
to Navy Cmdr. Robert Mona
han and 10 weeks ago turned
her parents into grandparents.
Arthur, jr„ is assistant trust
officer at the Riggs National
Neither Arthur, jr., nor Nancy
wanted to be wild animal train
ers. It’s just as well. Their
father wouldn’t have permittea
Oscar Helps
Royals Even
West Playoff
—Oscar Robertson, with 33
points, led the Cincinnati Royals
to a 129-107 victory over De
troit in the National Basketball
Association semifinal Western
Division playoff today. The re
sult evened the best-in-five
series at one-all.
The game also gave Bob
Boozer, playing his second year
as a pro, a career high of 26
The teams continue the series
in Detroit tomorrow night, then
return here for a fourth game
Today’s attendance—l,B29
was the smallest in Cincinnati
Gardens this year for a Royals’
Detroit G.F.Pts. Cincinnati G F.Pts.
Dukes 4 3 11 Bockhorn 3 6 11
Egan 2 0 4 Boozer 10 8 26
Ferry 4 3 11 Buck’ter 6 1 13
Howell 5 3 13 Embry 3 8 14
Jones 2 3 7 N’dmann 0 0 0
Moreland 0 11 R'bertson 13 7 33
Ohl 8 2 18 Smith 113
Scott 4 2 10 Twyman 7 3 17
Shue 8 2 18 W'senhahn 0 0 0
Zeller 102
Totals 42 23 107 Totals 48 33 129
CINCINNATI 31 31 30 37 —129
DETROIT 25 24 29 29—107
Meek Quits
DALLAS, Tex., Mar. 17 (AP).
—Bill Meek, former head foot
ball coach of Southern Meth
odist University, has resigned
from the university In a letter
which he sent to Dr. Willis N.
Tate, president, today.
Although Mee, onetime as
sistant under Jim Tatum at
Maryland, had the option of
continuing five years in another
job to be assigned by the uni
versity, he said he has chosen
to enter the investment field
and is joining the staff of
Rauscher, Pierce and Co. of
Meek was fired as head foot
ball coach at the end of last
year’s season after a long los
ing streak. He had completed
the first five years of a 10-year
contract at a reported $17,500
a year. Under the terms of the
contract he could have re
mained at SMU in an academic
position for the next five years
without a reduction in pay.
Hayden Fry, of the Arkansas
coaching staff, was named as
head coach, replacing Meek.
Cincinnati, 2; Washington, 0.
(A?’!: Ixlß Angeles (N). 5.
Pittsburgh, 7; Detroit, 1.
Philadelphia. 6; St. Louis, 3.
MKansas City, 8.
Milwaukee. 9; New York iN). 4.
Chicago (N>. 5; Boston, 1
San Francisco. 4; Cleveland. 3.
Houston. 12: Los Angeles (A), 7.
Baltimore. 6; Chicago (A), 1.
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Clnclnnatl vs. Detroit at Tampa.
Angeles (N) vs. Baltimore at
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Draw in Rugby
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Mar;
17 (AP).—England and Scot
land played a 3-3 draw today
and left the way open for
France to win the title in the
five-nation Rugby tournament.
Wales and Ireland are the
other two competitors.
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