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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 5, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse Thi and first division Hopes flourish in Pittsburgh m Ort Veleea of Kot Cmaj or sati he it flu to h of i fee fort ii Essna Banting Hie dram for if Etc Burgic As the most improved this Spring and its Down right Mariag Knur Natty experts honestly feel the pirates out finish to the first even Jack who moot fag Detroit the american Pittsburgh is Hie Tost looking dab weve seen this of anything per ate he it will i Mac met concern to to manager Bobby b fac club has Chance to by loom for fourth to to of eng wits Ronnie 1c a Salt Law Fri a Vossos Arroyo at Tobii Tot not Bragan Towsie Lethander i Robt Tei w with Pitts Burgh Ossian after coming up Trott Hority Wootis where he was also to conning As possible starters Are veterans Paul Minner Sal Bob Kuna pm and holdovers wields m0 Ehab Dale Long plenty of Power Frank Thomas with Nev Job rues Happy Over switch to third lao Watts soundest oort foe Tor fort Frank Thomas once walked at playing third base because he was afraid hed be killed by a line now the reformed outfielder finds the so called hot Corner a Breeze compared to Fly fellow once told me All you have to have to become a Gooc third baseman is a Strong a Stout Chest and lots of Pitts Burghs third baseman of exactly 111 games in beginning to be eve it All three have come in Handy thus Thomas has been surprisingly proficient around the bag since he made the big at manager Bobby ragans last besides Strong he is for a big gets a Good Jomp on the covers the Eazary round and comes in Well on a slow hit there never was any question about his a med to urgings i pct the every Chance i Thomas i come out to the Park Early end have by Job Bic Bleb jut to for half hour every a sir t gained experience last year Bat i know Ive still got lots to Flo int nor the former not Pittsburgh third Bueman hot he Ptag right now teaching to How to Cross my of tuft Wicen going for balls to Otto or Side of i dont want Tif be a Good third i want to be great one for Guy who has reputation Tor being Thomas Bustle and enthusiasm this Spring hat been reveal action to Edward of the Kentucky up a Vic president and director of Keene and race so sol former superintendent of Qew entree died re was Bora a new attitude has been Potgieter to Battle Hornum in 10rounder a Ewart 7foot 3inch South will meet Johnny instead of i no in a 10round or Here april promoter Tom Moyer said wednesday Valdes is suffering from an attack of the cuban will meet the Winner of the Potgieter hol Man fight Here two weeks Surprise in Ive never the most pleasant said seen him work so Hes Pepper up the entire Hes even done away with his Madame Pompadour he now sports a Burr there was a time when it seamed he was More concerned with his Hairdo than with anything Thomas vividly milled when he finally yielded to ragans pressure to move in from the i had always insisted that i was near enough to the Batter where i in the 27 year old Pittsburgh native but this in i overheard Bregan telling a sports writer that id be helping the club As Well As add years to my career by switching to he knew i was nearby and it loud enough for me to i made my decision i approached Bobby and told him if it would help the club id do it it was the Best decision i Ever Detroit girl wins title Sharon p r i t u i won the National Badminton championship for 15yesroid Girini and defeating Faith to the 15yearandunder Jack Defeated Stan is mind Art ofek Saab and Bob Roy Winter my me pirates Are parties tarty thus uts about we pfc Braga tenets part of Ball the Ren Ter array will have Leo Walls Ftp left Bui Troon rom and Roberto Cleta ate Jui la it get Ramon and Bob who also play first prob ably will stay with the As Reserve Pittsburgh fint4lne infield shapes up Wuh big Dale Long at first Bill an excellent double play at second Dick Groat m and Frank Thomas at that still leaves brags such other to choose from Paul Back from military service Johnny Obrien and John who batted j12 at new Gene Freese is listed As an in fielder on the pirate roster but Bragan says he is thinking of Hiss now strictly in terms of the out the pirate skipper also says that one of the rookies who has made the biggest impression on him this Spring is third baseman Leonardo who played for Mexico City last Seea adequate Cater Cong despite the fact that Jack Shep Ard decided to Bragan feels his catching will be adequate with Danny Hank Fowles and Dick Kravitz is the Apple of ragans the pirate skipper he is a better Prospect now than Yogi Berra was at the same stage of his Kravitz started with the pirates last then was sent to Hollywood where he hit Bragan is More worried about his receiving than his Foiles hit for the pirates last season and Rand compiled a Mark at the pirates Are convinced they Are out of the and they May begin to see those firs Divi Sion Trees fairly soon Book the Pittsburgh pirates won 66 and lost 88 to finish seventh in the National league in records compiled by pirate regulars last season g is ii7 is us 1m 147 in a Jem jul jus air rib 87 s 14 25 to t m 11 m s to to 1 to g 18 is it up St 135 s14 of it 83 ult 1717 t7 aka m to 41 44 1411 at in Tif 11 m 11 longer with m7 47t s4a set it Jonic Bragan rates Mazeroski As top infielder by Huff d fort Ball just hits the Glove and its Hes the quake it of anybody i Ever saw letting the Ball to first Hes table to be one of to was manager Booby recommendation Bih Bis Pittsburgh pirate Sec Ond ready has a half season of big league experience but Bragan want Hes a sure great on to double has a Tittle Power and knows the strike that Why were stronger than we were at this time last Mazeroski hit m3 la 81 games with the pirates but he did a Fine Job in the when he left Hollywood la mid july he was Bav Ting he want 30 until last 1 eel a lot More said Ive got to be More at Home now that 1 know a Little More what its All Max mroskl was s shortstop and Pitcher in High school at Tilton when he broke into pro Ball in 1964 at he was a to but end they changed me Over to Sec Ond base Down Here to Florida two Springs Rickey Branch chairman of the Board of directors at Pittsburgh thought 1 had Quick hands and could make the Pivot better at Sec Ond than some of the my Arm was better suited to the hip throw Mazeroski has been playing in the dominican Republic for the last two this is his third Spring in a pirate he looked great last Spring but was sent out to Hollywood to get More exper Rickey came out to Early in the season and told be ready to come up one Day in july he came out to Tell me i was going i played three Days with Hollywood alter he me 1 was so nervous 1 got Oater one nit la 30 at Bat and by aver age dropped about 19 Besmanoff hailed As leading heart Prospect new York bes regarded in some quarters As another Max anywhere As Good As the once mighty Black but Hes eager and confident and May yet wind up As a leading heavyweight Young who talks about As As he took big Bob Bakers Best punches in their Tele Vised 10round bout at Nicholas Arena last monday night and then walked off with a unanimous Deci Hes the biggest and the Best i Ever will explained in his dressing but pm sorry i didst slug it out Mere i think 1 could have knocked him out on orders from Laos Ager Jersey didst punches with the hulking Baker on Many but when did Baker always came out second Best the ninth ranking heavy weight was slow getting started and when Minatry decided to make a fight of the 34yearold Besmanoff resorted to a running game and the strategy paid who was competing m Only is second fight since coming hero from Germany hut stopped Baeke Dalming lust enough a the Suft m4 seventh rounds to land fast Eom to the put Bergners Superior and of Sartor pack is in ninth and loth sessions earned him ust of to gain la to example of unanimity Alt three ring at Bert and lodges Bert Grant and most it 10 of who was

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