1963: Farrell Admits to Baseball Pool Resentment

Turk Farrell could not have roller skated in this baseball pool either, but he might have been able to afford it from his 1963 World Series money, - had the Dodgers not put him in that expansion draft baseball pool of 1961.

Turk Farrell could not have roller skated in this baseball pool either, but he might have been able to afford it from his 1963 World Series money, – had the Dodgers not put him in that expansion draft baseball pool of 1961.

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Farrell Says No Hatred

Houston (AP) (April 14, 1963) –

Dick

Dick “Turk” Farrell
Before His Houston Days

 Dick Farrell says he does not hate the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The big Houston right-hander was quoted during spring training in Arizona as saying he hated the team that made him available to the Houston Colts in the 1961 baseball pool.

‘To tell the truth, I never hated the Dodgers – just their front office for trading me off when they had a chance to win a World Series,” Farrell said yesterday.

Farrell admits (to) getting a thrill out of beating the Dodgers, as he did Friday night, 2-1 in 12 innings while going the distance and giving up four hits.

~ Associated Press, Phoenix Arizona Republic, April 14, 1963, P 56

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Baseball Almanac Box Scores: Houston Colt .45s 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (12 innings).
Los Angeles Dodgers ab   r   h rbi
Davis W. cf 5 0 0 0
Oliver 2b 5 0 0 0
Davis T. lf 4 0 3 0
  Walls pr,lf 1 1 0 0
Skowron 1b 4 0 0 0
Roseboro c 5 0 0 0
Howard rf 4 0 1 1
  Fairly rf 1 0 0 0
McMullen 3b 2 0 0 0
  Gilliam ph,3b 1 0 0 0
Tracewski ss 2 0 0 0
  Zimmer ph,ss 3 0 0 0
Miller p 3 0 0 0
  Perranoski p 0 0 0 0
  Roebuck p 1 0 0 0
Totals 41 1 4 1
Houston Colt .45s ab   r   h rbi
Fazio 2b 5 0 0 0
Spangler lf 6 1 2 0
Runnels 1b 4 0 1 0
Staub rf 4 0 0 0
Aspromonte 3b 5 0 0 0
Goss cf 6 1 4 1
Campbell c 4 0 0 0
Lillis ss 3 0 0 0
  Warwick ph 1 0 1 1
  Hartman ss 1 0 1 0
Farrell p 2 0 0 0
Totals 41 2 9 2
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 2
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 9 2
  Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Miller 7.2 3 0 0 4 0
  Perranoski 1.0 2 1 1 0 0
  Roebuck  L (0-1) 2.2 4 1 1 2 5
Totals
11.1
9
2
2
6
5
  Houston Colt .45s IP H R ER BB SO
Farrell  W (1-1) 12.0 4 1 1 2 11
Totals
12.0
4
1
1
2
11

E–Zimmer (1), Miller (1), Aspromonte (1), Campbell (1).  HBP–McMullen (1,by Farrell).  Team LOB–7.  SH–Farrell 2 (2,off Miller,off Perranoski); Campbell (2,off Perranoski); Runnels (1,off Roebuck).  IBB–Staub (1,by Roebuck).  Team–15.  SB–Gilliam (1,2nd base off Farrell/Campbell).  HBP–Farrell (1,McMullen).  IBB–Roebuck (1,Staub).  U-HP–Frank Walsh, 1B–Jocko Conlan, 2B–Ken Burkhart, 3B–Chris Pelekoudas.  T–3:09.  A–12,044.

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3 Responses to “1963: Farrell Admits to Baseball Pool Resentment”

  1. Mark W. Says:

    He had a two-hit shutout going into the 9th. The third hit he yielded was by the same batter who had the first two hits. If Tommy Davis had the flu, it might be a no-hitter.

  2. Mark W. Says:

    P.S. This may have been the only game that allowed Colt .45s fans to forget Manny Mota.

  3. Rick B. Says:

    What are the odds of a pitcher being allowed to throw a 12-inning game today?

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