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WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JUNE 22. 1957
SPOT LANDING Ralph '‘Tiger’’ Jones lands a left to the
jaw of Gene Fullmer during their middleweight fight in the stadium
lit (hlcago June 7lh. Fullmer, former middleweight champ, won
"He Ran Away," Jones
Says Of Gene Fullmer
CHICAGO < ANP>~ Ralph "Ti-
Jones, 'ne fifth ranked mid
dleweight contender, has accused
Gene Fullmer, the former cham
pion, of being a "runaway fight
Jones, an a 11-act ion lighter
placated the West Jordan, Utah
mauler, following their gruelling'
10-rcunder in the Chicago Sta
dium here last. Friday night, a
week ago. which Fullmer won by
an unanimous decision. He ac
cused Fullmer, who back-peddled
throughout the bout, of not, liv
ing up to the reputation of a
Asked what he was saying to
Fullmer nt close quarters during
the fight, the Yonkers, N. Y. bat-1
tier said he told him to fight and
■quit running. “I told him to start j
fighting; that he was supposed
to be a former champion and
he ought to fight like one. But:
he kept running,” said Jones to
newsmen querying him He was
not especially keen on a rematch
It was Jones’ second loss to i
Fullmer in recent months. Somel
time ago he dropped a split de- i
ctelon to Gene in a fight which |
followed the same pattern.
Funnies’’* win over Jones in I
Hear Wes Covington Is
Batting Way To Majors
1 1 Demand!
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quality in popular
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the nationally televised fight
lust week was the first step
in his announced campaign to
lore Ra.v Robinson into a, re
match with him. Ray knocked
him out in the same ring last
month to regain file middle
weight title for a record third
time. Gene had beaten Rob
ins< n on a championship
scrap in New Fork lasi .Janu
ary to relieve him of the title.
Although all three officials vot
ed for Fullmer in last week’s bout,
1 Jones set the pace all the way.
He forced the fighting from the
; outset, while Fullmer laid back
and waited to counter. However,
jin the many exchanges he found
I the determined Jones a wide op
j en target.
Jones scored well in the early
i rounds. In the second he sliced
Fullmer along-side the left eye
j w ith a jolting right and he wound
j bled intermittently afterwards.
I Despite the cut, however, Full
| mer came on strong in the late
| rounds as Jones wilted under the
i terrific pace he set for himself.
: A crowd of 2.678 viewed the ac
j tion at ringside. The fight, was
j promoted by the International l
j Boxing Club as part of its weekly
' series of telecasts.
■ « WICHITA, Kansas fANP>
I Wes Covington, optioned to VVich
ita after a brief spell with the
Milwaukee Braves, Is setting a
fast pace In the American Asso
ciation and giving every indica
tion that he will bat his way back
into the majors.
Sent to the Wichita, Braves on
< 24-hour recall, May 19,'. big Wes
I has since set the junior circuit on
! fire. A .300 hitter, his booming
bat has been the main reason the
Braves are on the league.
The fine clincher hitter, the
outfielder's hitting with men
on base so far has been phe
nomenal. In his first 33 offi
cial tlmes-at-bat with runners
on base Wes rapped out !1
hits for an average of .333. He
drove in 15 runs in his first
A btg favorite with local fans.
Wes recently was given a S 3
after he broke up a game be
tween Wichita and St. Paul.
Meanwhile, the Braves last week
headed the AA loop, one and a
half games ahead of Minneapolis
and three games ahead of St,
The California State Legislature '
has approved funds totalling $2, |
990,000 to carry out conversion i
plans at Squaw Valley, the she !
of the 1900 winter Olympics.
The money was contained in a ;
bill which Senate approved, by a j
vote of 57 to 5, and sent to the
Lower House for concurrence. Ap
! proval by that body was believed
a virtual certainty
The money will be used to con
vert many of the Olympic game
facilities into a permanent whi
ter state park. The park will be
operated after the games are over.
A total of $0,000,000 has now
been appropriated to finance the
North Carolina farmers are ad
vised to watch their cotton fields
carefully for outbreaks of boll
Insecticides for controlling boll
weevils should be applied weekly.
Freeze and can vegetable prop
the ten round, televised bout on a unanimous decision. 'UNITED j
HOLD THAT DODGER Brooklyn’s Don Newcombe throws his
! arms around teammate, pitcher Don Drysdale, in order to pick him
up and carry him off the field after Drysdale got into a fistfight with
Braves' shortstop Johnny Logan over an alleged “dust-off” pitch in
the 2nd inning of Brooklyn-Milwaukee game in Brooklyn June 13th.
the action, which drew all the players of both teams out onto the
field, grew out of words exchanged between Logan and Drysdale
after Logan went to first upon being hit in the back by a pitched
hail from the Dodger pitcher. Both men were ejected from the game.
Player ju left unidentified. UNITED PRESS PHOTO).
Former S. C. State Grid
Star inks Canadian Pact :
| ORANGEBURG, S. C. - McClin
ton Jackson, 47 pound lineman and
j 1056 captain of the S. C. State Col
| lege “Bulldogs'', has signed a
| contract to play professional fooi
| ball with the London Lords of
j London. Ontario, He will play
j guard white in the play-for-pay
The 23-year-eld industrial F.du
fiction major has also been offered
i reason. He will report, on July Ist.
j a very lucrative job during the off
i lor pre-season practice. He was
I graduated from S. C. State. College
; White at South Carolina State
! Mediator; as played center, guard, !
Bout Is July 29:
Tickets Already On Sale
NEW YORK (ANP) Tickets
for the Floyd Pattmon-‘*Hurri
cane' Jackson heavyweight
championship fight at the Polo
Grounds here July 29 went on sale
early last week.
The tickets arc seated from
S3O ringside, to $lO, tax in
cluded, and are on sale at
Eastern Parkway Eights. Inc.,
211 West Fifty -third Street,
headquarters for Promoter
Emil hence. Mail orders are
Press headquarters also have
and tackle. As * linebacker, he
was good diagnosing plays. He in
tercepted four passes his last
year, one of which was stray
North Carolina College pass and
ran it 3 yards for a touchdown.
He was all-SIAC. guard last year
and winner of the President’s *-
ward as the most outstanding ath
lete at. South Carolina State Col
lege during 196-7.
Another athlete coached by Roy
"DD" Moore has made All-Cana
dian for the past four years. He is
‘Roily l ” Mites of the Edmonton
Eskimo***. Miles olayed for Coach
! Moore when both were at. St. Au-
I gust inn's Cokge, Raleigh. N. C.
j been established on the fourth
floor of the West-Fifty-third
; Street Building, Ned Brown and
Joe Arata are In charge.
The fight will be Patterson's
first defense of the title he won
las! Nov. 30 by knocking out vet
eran Archie Moore.
The cost, of going to college to
day is a heavy drain on the aver
age family's resources. Insure
aside regular sums in U S. Sav
| Larry Doby Decks One As Sox
LeseTo Yanks: Whole Team Fights
CHICAGO ( ANP> If offi
cials of the International Boxing
Ciub or the National Boxing As
sociation had been either watch
ing or attending last Thursday’s
baseball game between the New
York Yankees and the Chicago
White Sox at Comiskey Park, they
would probably sign Sox outfield
er Larry Doby to a contract right
The big outfield"!- uncorked
a left hook, the likes of which
have seldom been seen in these
parts on the jaw of Yankee
pitcher Art Ditmar, following
a “duster” hall thrown by Dit
raar that almost creased Do*
by's skull, Diimar hit the
ground like a cement bag.
The benches of both teams
unloaded In the best fight tel
evision has had this year.
The action came in the first In
ning of the game, which the Sox
lost by a 4 to 3 score. But. today,
Doby can be referred to as “Su
gar Ray Doby."
It all started when Ditmar tos
sed e. ball so close to Doby's head
as be stood at the plate that Doby
could have been senseless today
if he hadn’t ducked. Words fol
low'd the pitch and Larry told
Ditmar to ‘‘watch where he was
throwing ” Ditmar became heat
ed and reportedly cursed Doby,
Then he started toward him.
CHICAGO (ANP>- Luke Eas
ter, the former Cleveland first
baseman (how the Indians could
use him now), hit 12 home runs
and drove in 37 runs in the first
27 games with Buffalo of the In
ternational League. Another for
mer Indian going well for the Bi
sons is Joe Cassie, the young in
fielder, who has been hitting close
to the .300 mark.
Another Robinson who
might make good in the ma
jor* is Floyd Robinson, ball
hawking centerfielder for the
San Diego team in the Pacific
Coast League. Young Robinson
is a defensive genius. If his
hitting improves, he might
earn a shot with Cleveland
Rene Valdes, who was outstand
ing with Brooklyn in spring train
ing, lost his first start with Mon
treal In the International League.
He was beaten 3-to-o on four hits,
but three of them were home
Solly Drake, the former Chi
cago Cubs’ outfielder, is set
ting a fast pace in stolen bases
for the Portland Club in the
Pacific Coast League.
Chuck Daniels, considered a
good pitching prospect by the
Pittsburgh Pirates, won his first;
six games with Hollywood in the j
PCL, then dropped his next two :
Back at Denver, where he got j
his start in organized baseball, j
Curt Rpberts, the former Pitts-!
burgh second baseman, was bat,- j
ting .300 for the American Asso
c;ation team and had driven inj
Prank Herra. of the Miami Mar- j
lins, who jumped the team in Ha-!
vana because of a tiff with a j
teammate, is back with the club
Humberto Robinson, the slender
righthander who was sent to To
ronto by the Milwaukee Braves,
won 7 out of his first eight, de
cisions in the International Lea
With Rochester in the same
circuit, Dick Kiohetta won 3
of his first four decisions.
Speaking of Ricketts, his
brother, Dave, is considering
a pro baseball career, A stand
out catcher, the younger Ric
ketts, like Dick, playerl basket
ball and baseball at Duquesne.
Dave said he isn’t shopping for
bonus money. He sa.vs he’ll settle
for the $4,000 limit “so I can go
to the minors and learn the
trade.” He's due to enter service
There certainly must be a. dis
! ference between major and minor
j league pitching. Carlos Paula, who
! simply can’t buy hits in the Amer
| lean League, was feasting off the
| American Association pitching.
With Minneapolis, he was hitting !
! 175 at the last look
MANCHESTER. Eng—(ANP) -
Priming for the international
Wimbledon tennis tournament la
ter this month, Althea Gibson,
lanky New Yorker, recently won
her second consecutive pre Wim
bledon tennis championship, de
feating Ann Shilcock of Britain,
P-3, 6-4, in the Northern Lawn
Tennis championship here. She
had reached the semi-finals by de
feating gome but outclassed Edda
Buding of Germany, 6-4, 6-4.
L**t, nummer. during » suc
cessful European and Aslan
tour. Mis* Gibson defeated
Shirley Fry, her tennis nemes
is, in a similar Manchester
tournament However, *be
bowed to Mis* Fry tn the
Wimbledon tournament and In
the battle for the US. VVo
tnen’i single* championship.
In the aemi-finals of the recent
lawn tournament, Mi»3 Gibson
downed Miss Thelma Long of Aus
tralia in an abbreviated match.
Miss Long was forced to default
after suffering a twisted knee. Up
to then she trailed Mias Gibson,
614 at the end of the first set
Then it happened. Doby urt
-1 [ leased the ‘‘left hook of the year".
I catching Ditmar flush on the mv
; and dropping him like a ton of,
| j brick. Yankees first baseman Bii!
i Skowros came to Dstmar’s rescue.
| wrestling Doby to the ground.
Yankee infielder Billy Martin al
' so rushed in. Then Sox first base
’ man Walt Dropo cnctred t he:
heavy-punching melee, tossing
Showros off Doby and planting his
own round-house right, on the
head of Yankee Enos Slaughter
Happy Khmer New Year.
KEEPING THE CHAMP IN SHAPE - Lightweight champion
■ rub down from trainer Kill Gore following a workout in Denver,
meet Cuban challenger Orlando Zulueta at the Denver Auditorium,
ship bout. (UNITED PRESS PHOTO).
Riotous World Series Atmosphere
Marks White Sox-Ysnkees Opener
BY CHARLES J. LIVINGSTON
CHICAGO (ANP) - Although
World Series time Is months
j away, the excitement and contro-;
; versy which marked the first of
! a three-game series between the ■
1 league-leading Chicago White Sox
' and the pressing world champions
I New York Yankees at Comiskey
j Park here Tuesday nigh! bore all
| the resemblance of a hard-fought
: autumn classic.
The excitement centered on the
almost constant tumult created by
a total of 49,1.14 fans—the largest,
attendance of the season- , who
packed the park to the rafters,
while on the field controversy
raged over two plays involvin •
i Minnie Minoso in one instance,
and pitcher Bobby Shantz of the
Yankees in another.
But after it was all over, the
, Yankees had embarrassed the
Pale Hose before the home*
j towners, winning a close con-
I test, 3 to 2. The victory gave
Shantz his second straight vic
tory over the Sox this season
and overall record of 7 arid
1. Veteran Jim Wilson, who
had beaten the Yankees in
Yankee Stadium on the Sox'
last road trip was tagged with
It was a contest, of the Yan
kees’ punch against the White
Sox’s speed and defensive play,
i And both teams got good piteh
• ing from their moundsmen.
The Yankees opened the scoring ;
< in their top half of the first in*
‘ ning when, with two out. slugger
I Mickey Mantle planted one of
! Wilson’s slants into the upper
right field stands. Then. before
Wilson could realize what hit him,
Yogi Berra singled into right,
went to second on a wild pitch,
and romped home on Hank Bau
It wasn’t until the third inning l
: that the Pale Hose were |
able to score their first run.!
Minoso driving In the tally on a 1
force play. Wilson walked, went, I
to third on a single by Bubba :
Phillips and Nellie Fox's fly, and j
scored. Minoso beat out a ground-!
er to esc-.pe a double play killing, i
Moments later the fleet Minoso \
touched off the game’s first rh-j
barb. Shantz heaved a wild pitch |
nass. Catcher Elston Howard and
Minnie streaked to third, beating |
the th?-ow there. Then as Umpire j
John Stevens and Andy Carey!
argued at third, Minoso broke for!
the plate, thinking it was un
guarded. But shantz appeared In j
the vicinity, received the throw
from Carey, and tagged Minnie.
Later Minnie complained that i
Shantz had unnecessarily jolted,
him in the ribs.
But she fireworks were to
follow shortly. Moments after
Minoso was tagged out, White
Sox manager At Lopez storm
ed Stevens, protesting that
time had been called before
Minoso broke for the plate.
He won his argument but
then the Yankees’ Casey Sten
gel appeared on the scene.
Case? vented his wrath on the
umpire, despite lusty booing
but bowed to the umpires ,
who by that time had joined in
j the brawl.
The events that followed in-'
! volved the entire Yankee and Sox
j benches, and required some 30
i minutes of police and umpire es
forts to restore order. When peace
i finally came. Dab.v. Dropo. Mar
-1 tin and Slaughter were tossed out
I of the game. Ditnm.r, who alleged
ly started the whole spree, went
on to finish the game with the
help of a relief pitcher and chalk
1 up his third win of the year.
; The other incident came in the
i fourth. With the Yankees batting
Bauer’s third strike. Showi-on
| Lollar permitted a pass bail on
; .sent Bauer to third on a single.
| took second on an error by Phil-;
, Ups and Howard was passed in- j
| tentionally. Sha.nl z then tried a i
squeeze bunt and as he moved to i
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Bad blood had been brew
mg' between the Sox and the
Yankees ever since the aerie*
owned when Yankee pitcher
VI Cicotte was accused of
throwing a ’Tow-bridge” pitch
at Minnie Msnoso, W’atl Dropo,
fuming then as he was after
the melee here later, said ‘Til
keep on fighting until they
stop this knock-down stuff.”
'The Sox accused the Yankees of
pulling "duster” pitches because
they weren't in first place.
Joe Brown, of New Orleans, gwa
Co!., June fith. Brown is slated to
June 19(h, in a 15-round champion-
first, Wilson's throw plunked him
behind the neck. Umpire Ed Rom
mel called him out for running
outside the bf.se line, and that
brought Stengel to the field for
anothei heated exchange. The
Yanks failed to score in the inn