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contract with general manager
John McHale early Friday, said
he didn’t know if he would move
his family here in 1966. “It’s
pS something we'll have to just
ait and see. I’ve got my fam-
lly to think of and, especially,
the children,” he said.
tad taking the children out
their school, taking them to
new place and asking them to
ake new friends all over

Mathews, a darling of At-
ta during a two-year stint
ere with the Crackers of the
outhern Association, said it
was good being back.
“Tt will be tough leaving Mil-
waukee, though,” he admitted,

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Hank, Eddie Here on Visit,
Aaron Says He Was Misquoted

“T like it there very much. But,
I will play wherever the club

“Actually, there’s not much I
can say about the club moving
to Atlanta. I understand we're
not coming this year for sure,
but will be here in 1966.”

The powerful left-handed
slugger, long a citadel of fear
to opposing National League
pitchers, said, “I married a
girl from Wisconsin. We have
in school, and . . . well, it’s
just gonna he tough.

“Tt is a real bad situation,
though,” he said. “Milwaukee
fans have a right to feel resent-
ment. They are not upset at the
players, but rather at the own-
ers and management.

“Atlanta will have a lot of
living up to in matching Mil-
waukee as a baseball town,”
he said.

Aaron said this was his first
trip to Atlanta and quipped,
“Tt certainly beats the weather
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below.” ‘‘We” refers to he and
his wife and Mr. and Mrs.

“This season, well,” Aaron be-
gan with a chuckle, “I just hope
I can do better than I did
last year.” With a .328 batting
average, 24 home runs and 95
runs batted in, a person wond-


“Well, last season I was a
defensive hitter. This year I'm
going to be an offensive hitter.

“Last season I went after the
pitches and failed to properly
pace myself. I was trying to
better my 45 home runs of
the year before, and in doing
so my overall hitting slacked,”
he said. “I’m going up to the
plate with a different attitude
this year though — I’m going
to take charge and hit ‘my’

Aaron, whom veteran baseball
men have said ‘‘owns the ae
is confident 1965 will be the
‘Year of the Braves.’ ‘We can}
win the pennant,” he said, flatly. |
“We have the finest young pitch-
ing in the and, I feel,

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moved the many-times All-Star
third sacker to first for a cou-
ple days during the 1964 season.

“J don’t care for playing
first at all,” he said, ‘and
Bobby knows it. If you take
a player in the majors off a
position he’s used to playing
and move him somewhere
new, he begins to lose confid-

“T was never at ease at first,
because I didn’t have time to
get acquainted with playing
there. I didn’t have time to
learn to play it. But, as far as
I know, I’m going to spring
training at a third baseman.

“And, I hope I stay there,”
Mathews said. ;

The 100 Per Cent Wrong
Club’s annual banquet jam-
boree will be held at the Amer-
iecana. Early Thursday Olympic
stars Robert Hayes, the world’s
fastest human, Ralph Boston
and Dick Stebbins telephoned to
cancel their intentions to attend.

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