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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - January 19, 1954, Florence, South CarolinaTuesday morning january 19, 1954 the Florence morning news Florence s. C. Page 7 Moi hews hints of holdout Milwaukee Jan. 18 Mathews and the Milwaukee braves Are a Long Way apart on salary terms the Young slugger who led both major leagues in Home runs last year indicated to Day. I May even hold Mathews said in a Telephone interview Fol lowing his arrival Here for the Milwaukee baseball writers dinner tomorrow. The club tried to get me to Siton a contract at the end of last season. But i was t satisfied with what they offered me. I Haven t talked to John Quinn braves Gen eral manager since i got Here but i doubt if Well get together very the 22-.vear-okl third baseman whose 47 homers topped both leagues reportedly received s12. 000 last summer including a Bonus estimated at about s4.000. He declined to discuss what he is asking in his new contract but said All he was interested in was a one year agreement. "1 figure if 1 have a real Good year this summer i la be in a Posi Tion to write my own ticket for Mathewe said. The youngster expressed a few ideas too on where he d like to play this season. I sort of like the idea of play ing the he said. I think it s easier and there s much less action out there than at third Mathews made More errors than any other third baseman in the National league in 1953, but More than compensated for them with his Bat. Besides his Home runs his 135 runs batted in were second Only to Roy Campanella s league leading 142. Mathews said he thought moving him to left Field would be a natural because of the acquisition of Danny o Connell from Pitts Burgh. O Connell a third baseman by Trade has been tabbed by Man Ager Charlie Grimm As a second Sacker Here with Jim Pendleton playing left. Grimm said last week he would t consider moving Mathews because he does t act like an i read about Mathews said but if he approves i would t mind experimenting a strictly speaking Coal is not a Mineral but a Rock. Orioles give Richmond 14 Baltimore Jan. 18 Baltimore orioles of the american league announced today they have sold to Richmond of the International league for 14 play ers including nine on the Active list and five on the restricted list. The orioles inherited the play ers from the old International league orioles. The nine on the Active list Are pitchers Dick Starr Ken Heintzel Man Joe arcs and wimpy Nar Della Catcher Marty Tabacheck infielders Russ Kerns and Eddie Kasko outfielder Marv Rackley and Roy Weatherly. Ares and Kasko Are on the National defense service list As returning service men. The five on the restricted list Are Blix Donnelly Ray Poat Gor Don Mueller George Byam and Butchli Wyote. All were out of base Ball last year but were owned by the orioles. Their contracts go to Richmond. Orioles general manager Art Ahlers announced the closing of a Deal that tentatively was mapped out a month ago. The five on the restricted list has not been included in the original package. It was a straight Cash Sale with no working agreement involved the orioles said. Time will Tell As Junior Gilliam scoffs at tale of Sophomore Jinx Brooklyn Jan. 18 Sophomore Jinx holds no terrors for Junior , Brooklyn s National league Rookie for 1953. I just Don t believe in that sort of said the 25-year old switch Hitler who made a big hit when he took Over Jackie Robin son s Job at second base. Those superstitions Don t bother me. I think a player should improve to a certain age before he starts going downhill. T Don t think i be hit that age yet. I m looking ahead to a Good said Gilliam today. I think i la know the league and the pitchers better after a year s cd Perie ice. Of course the pitchers will know me better too. No Pitcher was easy for me last year. Rome Days i d reach a Good Pitcher for two or three hits then be slopped by a less Able Pitcher the next he looked in Good shape and said he was Only five or six pounds 175 pounds. He passed up Winter Ball this year for a Good will Job with a new York brewery and Fig ures the Layoff will help consider ably. I should be More rested for the 1954 season because i m not playing Winter he said. The club suggested that i keep away from baseball during the off season and 1 agreed. Last year i got off to a prior Start and did t get going real Well until after the All Star game break which gave to a five Day the figures show How his aver age zoomed in the second half. He was Hittle in paltry .230 up to the All Star game. In the second half to ban led away at a .320 clip and finished up with a .278 Mark in 151 games. He Lod the league in triples with 17, was tied for second in walks with 100 a Rookie was third in stolen bases with 21, and Over his regular playing weight of fourth in runs scored with 125. The poised negro youngster Fig ures that if he came through the world series with flying colors the Sophomore Jinx should t worry him. He clouded two homers in the series and batted .236. I never worried when Man Ager Chuck Drissen gave me my Chance last Gilham said and so i Don t think i la have anything to worry me this sea aussies slash Tennis your to Cut fatigue Melbourne Jan. 18 ails. Thalia s touring Tennis team s itinerary will be drastically Cut in the forthcoming overseas tour if a Roc Ommen diction from the Lawn ten Nis Assn. Of Australia is carried at the state delegates conference Early next month. Of 1953 App save up to 25% Start the new year on Goodyear Well give you from. Down per tire for your old tires. More if they re Worth More. 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