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Feb. 23, 1965: Jim Bouton gets a raise out of the Yankees

OREGON SPORTS HISTORY


Pitcher Jim Bouton (a future Portland Maverick) has signed for about $29,000 with the American League champion New York Yankees.BOUTON

Bouton reportedly asked for $30,000 a year — a raise of about $11,500 from the stubborn Bombers front office.

The Yankees offered $28,500. But it is believed that manager Ralph Houk agreed to kick in an extra $500 or $1,000.

Also set to earn $30,000 in 1965 is Pete Ward, Chicago White Sox third baseman from Portland.

• In other sports news of the day:

-- Grant and Jefferson look like the two best teams in Portland Interscholastic League basketball. Grant downs Madison 78-59 for its 15th consecutive PIL victory. Grant is 16-1 overall. Jefferson's flashy 5-8 guard, Bill Nickleberry, scores 23 in a 76-64 win over Franklin.

-- Art Jones of the Portland Buckaroos is named Western Hockey League player of the week. Jones is third in WHL scoring, five behind the leader, Guyle Fielder of the Seattle Totems.

-- Oregon State is planning "Jim Jarvis Night" this weekend in a salute to the basketball guard from Roseburg. A large delegation of Jarvis family and friends from Roseburg is expected for the Beavers' game against Washington State.

-- Portland's Denny Moyer, former junior middleweight world champion, scores a 10-round unanimous decision over Fred Rooks in Rooks' hometown, Sacramento, Calif.