THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, June 6, 1968
54 SCORELESS INNINGS:
Drysdale breaks major league shutout record with 5-0 blitz
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES-Thirty minutes
after Don Drysdale had broken
the major league record by pitch-
ing his. sixth straight scoreless
game, the Los Angeles Dodger was
asked if he might want an extra
day before returning to the
"Naw," drawled Drysdale in
matter of fact fashion, "I'll take
my regular turn Saturday night."
Pitching is strictly a business
with Big p., who has missed only
three starting turns since he be-
came a Dodger regular in 1957.
There were 30,422 fans in the
stadium Tuesday night to see if
Big D. could .do the seeming im-
Actually, Don made the impos-
sible look almost easy. He struck
out eight batters and only one
ball for an out was ,hit out of the
The 31-year-old Drysdale, asI
strong at the finish as he was at
the start, turned in the three-
hit, 5-0 victory against the Pitts-
The feat broke the big league
record which had stood since
The mark of five straight score-
less games was set that year by a
Chicago White Sox pitcher, Don
White, now 89 and living in
Silver Springs, Md.
Tom Haller, the Dodgers' catch-
er, who is not given to flowery
speech, declared, "This was a
great moment in baseball history.
I don't think anyone will do it
Drysdale in the process broke
the National League record for
consecutive scoreless innings -
46/3 by Carl Hubbell of the New
York Giants in 1933.
The major league record in this
department-which involves in-
nings pitched in relief-is 556, set
by Walter Johnson of the Wash-
ington Senators in 1913.
Drysdale, with 54 scoreless in-
nings immediately behind, can
aim at this-if not a seventh full
game blank job--against Phila-
delphia in Dodger Stadium Sat-
Meanwhile, as the Dodgers won
their fourth of the past five games
and 10th of the last 16, Don's
teammates went on-for them-a
virtual hitting rampage. They got
They also gave Drysdale some-
thing more than the usual 1-0
margin to work out. The Dodgers
scored three runs on three hits
and a throwing error by pitcher
Jim Bunning in the fourth in-
ning. West Parker hammered his/
second home run of the year in
the sixth and the Dodgers added
the fifth run in the seventh.
A co-hero of the Drysdale he-
roics was'rookie second baseman
Paul Popovich. Popovich contri-
buted two outstanding defensive
plays, the most valuable one in
throwing out ex-Dodger Maury
Wills in the sixth inning to de-
prive Pittsburgh of a run.
With one out in the sixth pinch
hitter Gary Kolb blooped a double
into left field and moved to third
on a ground out. Maury Wills
followed with a slow roller toward
second, but Popovich raced in,
bounced on the ball, pivoted .and
threw out the swift ex-Dodger by
It was Popovich who threw out
Willie Stargell to retire the side
in the ninth, with the same Wills
roosting on first.
"Actually, that was the easiestI
play of the game," said Popovich.
How did he feel about this final
"I was thinking, just get one
more. I wasn't nervous, just keyed
up," said Popovich.
Popovich said the Dodgets didn't
have much to say to Drysdale be-
fore the game "but we -were all
"Some of the pressure began to
ease after the 461/3 record, but
there was no comment at all dur-
ing the no-hit innings," Popovich
continued. Pittsburgh went hitless
for four innings.
"I didn't give a thought to a
no-hit game," said Drysdale wno
"This," said Manager Walter
Alston, "was one of Don's better
shutouts, considering all the per-
centages going , against him. It
was better than a no-hitter."
Drysdale hurled five of his rec-
ord six consecutive shutouts in
May and was chosen the National
Leagu's player of the month for
May by a landslide margin.
The Los Angeles righthander
also posted a .53 earned run aver-
age during the month, allowing
only 46 hits in 68 innings and
completing five of eight starts.
Forty-four of a committee of 50
baseball writers cast ballots for
Drysdale, while five voted for
Houston's Rusty Staub and one
for Atlanta .pitcher Ron Reed.
Drysdale, now 7-3, lost only one
game in May before launching his
shutout spree and struck out 45
and walked 12 in the 68 innin'gs.
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For the record .. .
LOS ANGELES DODGER ace righthander Don Drysdale bears
down en route to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tues-
day night. The wins tas Drysdale's sixth straight shutout, erasing
the record of five set in 1904 by Doe White of the White Sox.
Drysdale also recorded his 54th straight scoreless inning on the
mound, just 2 and 3/ shy of the major league mark held by the
Senators' Walter Johnson; he'll be shooting for that Saturday
night against Philadelphia.
... -WILL GRIMSLEYv'a
(Editor's note: This article is the third of a six-part series by
Assocated mress sports writer Will Grimsiey-P.B.)
ATLANTA -Many of the country's colleges are concerned
about the spiralling cost of big time football, and some say it
might be a good idea to cut back on high-pressure recruiting.
Andy Dudish and his son, Charlie, probably hope so-or
"The pressure has been terrific-I've hardly had time to
study," says Charlie, who is being acclaimed the outstanding
high school atheltie of the generation.
Charlie is a prime reason of why college sports bud-
gets are so high. More than 200 colleges have been courting
him with visits, letters and telephone calls. Baseball scouts
are swarming all over him.
"This phone rings from eight o'clock in the morning until
twejve at night," says Andy, the harried father. "I don't think
those people on the Coast realize there is a three-hour time
Charlie is a football coach's dream. He is 18 years old,
6-1, and weighs 205 pounds. Built like a fullback with the speed
of a halfback, he is pass throwing quarterback.
He set fantastic records at Avondale High School in subur-
ban Atlanta. He has been twice named a scholastic All-American.
Thick-necked, muscular with powerful yet graceful
moves, he has been called a new Mickey Mantle. In baseball,
he bats over .600, pitches, plays shortstop and outfield. He
throws right-handed, bats both ways.
Coaches such as Ara Parseghian of Notre Dame, Paul
"Bear" Bryant of Alabama and Vince Dooley of Georgia
have labeled him "the finest prospect in the country."
Some say he could be the best football player of all time.
"He can sling a football 75 or 80 yards off balance," says
the father, who was a teammate of Frank Snkwch on Georgia's
'Rose Bowl team of 1943.
"Also, if somebody grabs his right arm, he can turn around
and hit his target from the left side," adds the proud parent.
"lie can run like a bull."
This is not just father's talk, People have seen the boy do it
That makes the Dudish boy a problem, not for just the
competing schools but for his father, who serves as negotiator.
Universites from Oregon to Florida are known to
be keenly interested in landing young Dudish. But one
leading Southern coach has been quoted as saying, "I
wouldn't touch him with a ten-foot pole-I don't want to be
GOther coaches are said to be equaly leery.
You no longer land a star athlete by offering him a fat
bonus, staking him to a $5,000 sports car or putting up a fat
fund. The National Collegiate Athletic Asocation has be-
gu to crack down on such practices, and many colleges run
But there are a lot of ways of skinning the cat, as they say
in this red clay country, and nobody wants to fall under sus-,
picion, least of all successful coaches such as Bryant, Par-
seghian and Dooley.
"One sports writer said I've put a $200,000 price tag
on Charlie," says Andy. "I kid about it and say that's too
low a bid, but it puts me on a spot.
"I'm downright scared. I can't buy a new automobile
for fear they'll say I got something under the table. So I
ride around in that old Oldmobile.
"I'm not a wealthy man. You can see by this house. If you
sat on that sofa over there, a spring might pop up and hit you.
I sell insurance. So people hint I'm holding out for a big policy
for whoever manages to get Charlie.
"I haven't s6ld a policy in four months. I've been too busy
looking after Charlie's 4ffairs.
"I've checked five lawyers to see if it's permissable
for me to sell insurance to friends and possible alumni. I
don't want to get Charlie or any school in trouble.".
Andy Dudish said he also had been compared with Ronnie
Knox, the step-father of former UCLA star Ronnie Knox who
triggered a Pacific Coast conference probe 14 years ago.
"When Charlie was in diapers, I gave him a ball," Andy
explains. "When he was big enough to stand, I gave him a
catcher's mitt. He could throw,a football at three. I wanted to
prove I could develop an athlete, and I have. I'm just looking
out for the boy's future."
NEXT: Alabama, Football Wall Street Style
CHICAGO (P) - In the wake of
major baseball league expansionJ
to 24 teams, a Big Ten spokesmanl
'yesterday proposed that the anti-
draft safeguard for college foot-
ball and basketball also be ex-
tended to baseball.
The majors' free agent draft in
New York today and tomorrow1
only protects college baseballt
players until graduation, or until
their 21st birthday.
However, the pro football andI
basketball leagues must refrain
from drafting collegians untilt
their class graduates.
"That's a big difference, be-#
cause many college baseball
coaches have lost standout play-t
ers who have reached 21 prior to
their senior season," Kay Schultz,
director of the Big Ten Service;
Bureau, told The Associated Press.
"With four more major league:
teams to be stocked, the prime
source of talent is the hundreds
of college ball clubs throughout
"The current simple and loose
agreement betweenthe colleges
and organized baseball is one
which has been violated and now,
obviously, will be violated more.
"Collegiate coaches must come
up with recommendations to the
NCAA and member conferences
for a working arrangement with
Not only should the basic no-
touch-until-graduation rule of
football and basketball be applied
to baseball, Schultz said, but also
ancient collegiate rules regarding
summer league baseba]ll and
mingling with pros need another
NBA leads in
MINNEAPOLIS (,P)-The Amer-
ican Basketball Association an-
nounced yesterday its teams have
signed 35 players for next season,
including four first-round draft
choices and seven second-round
I The latest National Basketball
Association release on the sub-.
ject listed 24 players signed from
the 1968 college cage crop.
The tally on ABA firs,-round
choices shows four signed by ABA
teams, six lost to the established
NBA and one unsigned as the
rival leagues scramble for collegej
"Spreading out of the major
leagues through expansion will
leave college baseball the only
farm system of organized ball,"
"But if colleges are to spend
money under increasing athletic
financial problems on varsity
baseball, it is absolutely necessary
to get the full use of their play-
Minnesota this season won the
Big Ten title, but Schultz said it
could have been a NCAA contend-
er if such key Gophers as short-
stop Bob Fenwick, catcher Bob
Sadek and pitcher Neil Weber
were not signed before the season
Last season's top Big Ten pitch-
er, Geoff Zahn of Michigan, was
signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers
severalweeks before this season
NFL honors standouts; nameSa coaches
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Two members of
the world champion Green Bay
Packers and on'e star from the Los
Angeles Rams were cited yester-
day for new awards from the Na-
tional Football League Players'
Named by their playing peers
as outstanding 1967 performers in
three categories were:
Best offensive lineman-Tackle
Forrest Gregg of the Packers.
Best linebacker-Ray Nitschke
of the Packers.
Best defensive lineman - End
Dave Jones of the Rams.
All three will be honored with
other award winners at the
NFLPA's second annual Awards
Night Dinner in Chicago June 16.
Top presentation is the Justice
Byron Raymond (Whizzer) White
Award, given to the NFL player
who has contributed most to the
league, his team and community.
Inaugural winner last year was
quarterback Bart Starr of the
Five finalists for the White
Award will be named shortly.
Additionally, eight NFL statis-
tical leaders and top offensive and
defensive rookies of the year will
receive awards .
The statistical champions in-
Rushing LeRoy Kelly, Cleve-
Punt returns, Ben Davis, Cleve-
Scoring, Jim Bakken, St. Louis
Punting, Billy Lothridge, At-
Kickoff returns, Travis Wil-
liams, Green Bay Packers,
Pass receiving, Charley Taylor,
Passing, S o n n y Jurgenson,
swap of draft
rights to Beban
MENASHA, Wis. (A)-The/ Los
Angeles Rams probably will trade
away their draft rights to UCLA
quarterback Gary Beban, winner
of last year's Heisman Trophy as
the country's best football player.
Coach George Allen of the Rams
said Tuesday night, "I talked to
Beban on the telephone this after-
non and we're still far apart in
our contract terms," said Allen,
before a dinner meeting of the
Beban was the Rams' No. 2 Na-
tional Football League draft
choice. Los Angeles traded away
its top pick to Detroit in re ur0l
for All-Pro tackle Roger Brown.
Interceptions, Lem Barney, De-
troit Lions, and Dave Whitsell,
New Orleans 6aints.
The rookies of the year are De-
troit's Mel Farr, running back,
and Barney, defensive back.
* * *
CHICAGO - A staff of five
assistants, headed by veteran Big
Ten coach Murray Warmath of
Minnesota, was named 'yesterday'
by head coach Norm Van Brocklin
of the 95th College All-Star Squad
which meets the Green Bay Pack-
ers here Aug. 2.
Van Brocklin, former Minnesota
Viking coach making his All-Star
game debut, also named four for-
mer pro star players as aides.
They include Carl Taseff,- for-
mer corner Iback for the Balti-
more Colts; Bob Toneff, longtime
tackle for the San Francisco 49ers
and Washington Redskins; Duane
Putnam, former guard and team-
mate of Van Brocklin on the Los'
Angeles Rams, and Gordon Smith,
Viking end under Van Brocklin.
Warmath, first, collegiate coach
on the All-Star staff in many
years, completed his 14th Min-
nesota season last year when he
directed the Gophers to a share
of the BigTen title with Indiana
Warmath, Taseff and Toneff
will have defensive assignments.
Putnam, now on the University
of Pacific staff, will direct the
offensive line. Smith, currently
on the Iowa State staff, will tutor
Van Brocklin, six-season Viking
coach and 12-year National Foot-
ball League star quarterback, will
select his players before the start
of 411-Star practice at North-
western University July 11.
GREEN BAY, Wis. ()- The
demand- for $500 in pay for pre-
seasondgames is the major hang-
up in negotiations between Na-
tional Football League owners and
their players, the Green Bay
Packers' player representative said
Linebacker Dave Robinson said
the issue is of particular impor-
tance to the defending super bowl
champions, "Everyone wants to
beat us, and everyorie comes at us
hard, which makes it a lot more
difficult in the pre-season games,"-
Robinson said that the entire
package asked by the players
would cost each team between
$210,000 and,$230,000 a year, and
noted that "a few years ago they
were paying that much in a single
bonus to an untried player."
Robinson refused to comment
on other views the Packer squad
might have on the negotiations,
Detroit 5, Boston 4
Cleveland 1, Chicago 0
Washington 3, Oakland 1
Baltimore 7, California 1
New York 7, Minnesota 2
Minnesota at New York
Detroit at Boston
California at Baltimore ,night
Oakalnd at Washington, night
Chicago at Cleveland, night
W L Pet.1
St. Louis 30 21 .388
Philadelphia. 25 21 .543
Atlanta 27 24 .529
San Francisco 27 25 .519
Cincinnati 25 24 .510
xLos Angeles 27 26 .509
Chicago 25 25 .500
New York 22 47 .449
xlittsburgh 19 26 .422
Houston 21 29 .420
x-Late game not included
New York 4, Chicago 2
Philadelphia 2, San Francisco 1
Cincinnati 10, Atlanta 0
St. Louis 3, Houston 1
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, inc.
New York at Chicago
Philadelphia at San Francisco
St. Louis at Houston, night
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, night
only games scheduled
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