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Page Eleven

Whitey's son
By The Associated Press him to come with us, too.
NEW YORK - Major league The younger Ford, the 20th
baseball's summer free agent The yoube Fod, the 20th
draft was m o vi n g swiftly player to be picked in the draft,
through its first round yester- played under former Yankee
day when the Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Richard-
dropped a small bombshell on son at South Carolina. He bat-
their American League neigh- ted .290 as a switch hitter this
bors, the New York Yankees. season, hitting four homers and
San Diego had chosen Brown drivingin 25 runs. He is a
University shortstop Bill Almon junior.
as the top selection, and the "I guess the Red Sox will call
other clubs followed in rapid me in a day or two and we'll
order. talk money and where I'll play,"
Then it was Boston's turn. he said. "If they offer me a
And the Red Sox' announcement good contract, I'll probably take
dropped some j a w s at the it."
Yankee draft table. Boston That also about summed up
chose Eddie Ford, a shortstop the reaction of the No. 1 selec-
from the University of South tion, Almon.
Carolina - and son of Whitey
Ford, pitching coach of the "We're looking for nothing
Yankees who will be inducted exceptional," said the short-
into the Hall of Fame this sum- stop, who owns eight season
mer. records at Brown. "We're not
Ford's selection caused stir- sure what we want. We expect
ring in the Yankee camp, partly them to be fair and we'll be
because the Yanks' first-round fair."
pick also was a shortstop-Pen-
nis Sherrill from Miami. Sher-
rill was described in scouting
reports as "a definite major
league prospect with all the
tools." ARMY
"We wanted to draft Ford,"
said a Yankee spokesman. 'But UR U
our scouts were higher on Sher-
rill. Ford would have been our
next choice." BACKPACKERS
"I'm happy that the Red Sox
took me," said Ford from his SUPPLY DEPOT
home in Great Neck, N.Y. "This
is really a big thrill. I was hop- discover the great
ing I would go in the first round. outdoors with
But I thought the Yanks would equipment by
draft me." Camptrails, Dunnham,
to I Chicago, his father said, Mountain House,
"Oh boy, I think he would have
liked to go to the Yan'kees. Pock-in, Seaway,,
Seeing that the Yankees selected Mountain Products,
a shortstop, I'm sure he's dis- Buck, Primus, Optimus,
appointed. I would have liked Shrade-Walden


Texas Ranger players pour out on to the field in defense of their teammate Jeff Burroughs dur-
ing Tuesday night's melee in Cleveland. Hundreds of Indian fans in right field rushed out of
the stands and started fights with players of both teams during the ninth inning of a 5-5 game.
As a result, the game was forfeited to the Rangers.

Sports of The Daily


Hadassah champs in town
The dynamic duo of C.J. Kupec and Don Johnson have done
it again! The basketball twins soundly defeated for the second
time coaches Bifl Frieder and Jim "My Elbow Doesn't Hurt Me"
Dutcher 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 yesterday.
"I was just scared after running Campy out of town," said
a vanquished Dutcher. "I didn't want to lose C.J. too."
Frieder chimed in with different sentiments. "Dutcher and I
are in an amazing slump." Unconfirmed reports through the
grapevine claim that Frieder withdrew his Eldorado offer after
losing the match.
Tarnished but undaunted, the coaches plan to rebotd against
the Daily's darlings, "Flame Ball" Feldman and- "Brick Wall"
Bloom. Feldman and Bloom, local Haddasah champions, are
undefeated in doubles action in this, or any other season.
"We'll twist them in to a piece of chocolate halvah," said a
confident Feldman. "They don't call Bloom 'Brick Wall' for
Time-and site are in proper shuttle diplomacy.
Dave Dryden jumps
CHICAGO-Goalie Dave Dryden of the Buffalo Sabres of the
rival National Hockey League signed yesterday with the Chicago
Cougars of the World Hockey Association.
Details of the contract were not disclosed is the Cougars'
announcement, but Dryden said, "It's long term and there's
security here."

A.L. Leaders
ay The Assoeiated Press
Player Club G AB R H Pet.
Carew Min 47 118 32 76 .404
R.Jaeksoa Oak 46 1t4 35 64 390
Oliva Min 40 146 11 49 .336
Burroughs Tex 51 205 32 67 .327
Randle Tex 44 126 21 41 .325
McRae KC 50 170 23 55 .324
D. Evans Bsn 34 121 19 41 .320
P.Kelly Chii 37 148 23 47 .318
Piniela NY 43 158 19 50 .316
Yastrzemski Bsn 51 171 34 54 .316
Houme Runs
R. Jackson, Oakland, 15; W. Hor-
ton, Detroit, 12; Hriggs, Milwaukee,
12; Mayberey, Kansas ;Cly,a12tkHer-
roughs, Texas, 12.
Runs Hatted an
Burroughs, Teaas, 53t R. Jackson,
Oakland, 42; Rudi, Oakland, 40;
Mayberry, Kansas City, 39; Briggs,
Milwaukee, 37.
Pitching (5 Decisions)
G. Perry, Cleveland, 9-1, .900;
Fingers, Oakland, 5.1, .833.

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