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1ft A THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas, Wednesday Morning, Nov. 4, 1978 Gibson Receives Cy Young Award NEW YORK (AP) Bob Gib to have lost his effectiveness after a slow start last season season, was named the Cy Young award --and totaled 118 points. Porry winner Tuesday as the Naliona fin'siiprf with si anri wor-nncnn fnn League's top pitcher. Gibson, who finished with a 23-7 record after a 2-3 start, thus joined Sandy Koufax and Denny McLain as the only pitchers lo since its inception in 1D58. Getting 23 of the 24 first-place votes and the other for secom place, Gibson won in a landslide over Gaylord Perry of San Francisco, who got the other top vote of the 24-man Committee the Baseball Writers Associa tion of America.

Gibson, winning the aware THE WINNERS NEW YORK Here are Ihe Cv Young with given In 195: 1956-- Don Brooklyn Dodg ers 1957--Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Brave 1958--Bob Turley, York Yankws 1955-- Early Wynn, Chicago While Sax 7940--Vtrnon Law, Pifisburgh Pirale 1961--Whirev Ford. New York Yankee 1962--Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodg 195J--Sandy Koulax, Los Angeles Dodg 1964--Dean Chance, California Angels 1W5--Sandy Koufax, Los Arvgcfes Dodg Koufax, Los Angeles Dodg Boston Red Sox Mike McCormlck uinuia (National League 1966-j-Denny McLain, Detroit Tigers (American Bob Gibson, SI Louis Cardinals (National League) 1949--Denny McLain, Dtlrott Tigers and Mike Cuelfer, Baltimore Orioles, lie (American League); Tom Seaver, Ne York Mers League) 1970-BDb Gibson, SI. Louis Cardina (National League) 1967--Jim Lonborg, (American League); i Francisco Gianr Missouri Valley Conference and game. with a fourth place learn--a rar- Ura writers from cacn National League city finished ivith 51 and Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs was third with 16. In all, 10 pitchers received mention reliever Dave no niii uiiij IU the award more than once Giusti of Pittsburgh tied for fourth with Cincinnati's Men-ill with eight points, a rare honor for a bullpen ace to finish so high.

Gary Nolan of Cincinnati had five, Tom Seaver of the New York Mets four, reliever Wayne Granger of Cincinnati three, Carl Morton of Montreal two and Lake Walker of Pittsburgh one. Because of the tie for the 1960 American League award between McLain and Miko Cuellar, a new voting system was instituted this year with three men selected on one ballot. First place counted five points, second throe points and third one point. The American League winner will be named later this week. Gibson, who will be 35 Monday, won 20 games for the third straight season, although there lad been some talk that he had osl something off his blazing 'ast ball when he managed only wo victories the first months of the season.

But then lie rattled off 10 consecutive triumphs before suffer-, ng his fourth and fifth losses, BOB CilBSON Cy Young Winner and followed with seven more victories in a row. Winning 20 for the fifth time in his 11-year major league career with the Cardinals, Gibson started 31 games, completed 23, had three shutouts, worked 284 innings, yielded 262 hits, 111 runs, walked 88 and struck out 274, niiie short of Tom Scaver's NL record. Gibson's earned run average was 3.12. He didn't lead the league in any department, managing only to tie Perry for the most victo ries. Perry was 23-13 with 23 com Iplete games, five shutouts, 329 innings, 214 strike outs and a 3.20 ERA.

Gibson, a World Scries hero in 1964 and 1967 and also one of the best fielding and hitting pitchers in the majors, won this award in 1966 with a 22-9 record, a year he also was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Koufax is the only pitcher lo win the award three times, in 1963, 1965 and McLain won it in 1968 and shared it last year with Cuellar. Seaver capturec the award last year in the Na- Saints Replace Fears With Minor Loop Coach MVC Signs Bowl Pact DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Dweitt T. Weaver announced Tuesday that the MVC has signed a multi-year contract with the Pasadena Bowl calling for the conference's football champion to meet tlie winner of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in the annual December event.

The affiliation becomes effec live immediately. This year's MVC champion wUl appear in Pasadena as the eastern representative for the Dec. 19 classic. "We are extremely proud to begin this affiliation with the Pasadena Bowl and the Pacific Coast Athletic Association," Weaver said. "We believe the bowl game has the potential to become one of the prestige games in future years." sttj Bll Chairman Bob Cheney of the schedule "can be best achieved classic said, "A tieup with the witl1 a new coach in charge." tional League.

Gibson, G-fool-1, 195 pounds NEW ORLEANS (AP) The lew Orleans Sainls, bogged iown in the worst season in heir four years in (lie National football League, fired Tom as head coach Tuesday and named J.D. Roberts, a lil- minor league coach, head the team. John Mecom majority owner of the Saints, said he was aware of the "fine job" Fears did in getting the Saints off the jrouiid, but said he could not 'deny my disappointment in the progress being made by this team." Mecom said he thought chances of winning the seven games left on the Saints' of bryonic Saints in 1067. Tlie 37-year-old Roberts, who played professional football in Notre Dame already Canada at Hamilton, coached the University turned to his i i cl Oklahoma University in lass SPORTS NOTES JOHN MAZUR Replaces Rush Grid Poll Holds Key For Irish CHICAGO (AP) The calendar may dictate whether No. 2- ranked Notre Dame goes to the Orange Bowl, presumably against Nebraska, or to the Cotton Bowl for a rematch against No.

1 Texas. Irish Coach Ara Parseghian told the Chicago Writers chapter by Tuesday that Notre Dame: "Conceivably could plav again Footbal telephone who holds or has tied at least three major league records am throe National League marks was a basketball star at Creighton University and played with the Harlem Globetrotters before moving into the Cardinals'farm lv 6 system in 1957 in his native in the Cotton Bowl; conceivably Omaha, Neb. He reached majors in 1959 for half the season and finally came up to slay in 1961. After records of 18-9 and 19-22 in 1963 and 196J, he won 20, 21, 22, 20 and now 23 games in five of the next six seasons. He was 13-7 in 1967 when he broke his leg in mid-season.

In all, his major league record is 190-11' with an ERA under 3.80, and 7-2 in World Series play. in another bowl game; or con ceivably not play in any bow! game." Parseghian, who directs the unbeaten Irish (G-0) against Pittsburgh at South Bend, Saturday, hinted strongly that ii his team finishes near the top in The Associated Press national poll Notre Dame officials would "look favorably" upon a bowl game. Reminded that the NCAA per mils bowl invitations to be expended as of Saturday, Nov. 21 Parseghian said "we would make a decision prior to the big game between Arkansas and Texas." The Irish finish their 10-game at Southern California Nov. 28.

Currently it appears the Dec 5 game between Texas and No 7 Arkansas will determine Hit Southwest Conference champion ind representative in the Cot ton Bowl game. Reports have persisted ted to the Orange Bowl and a of Denver, re- likely showdown with No. 4 Ne alma mater at braska of the Big Eight. However, wllh Texas and No- wilh the years Saints, the past two The Saints readied into the the PCAA adds strength to the Atlantic Coast Football League Pasadena Bowl game just as to name Roberts, the coach of the relationship between the Pa- the Richmond Saints as interim cific-8 and Big Ten added head of the club until a perma- strength to the Jan. 1 Rase Bowl nent successor to Fears can be i i selected.

Cisco, Ranger Are Snake Bit By ART LAWLER Reporter-News flSprts Writer If ever there were two snake- bit football teams, the Big Country has them. Both'Cisco and Ranger Junior College lost games which any other team in the same position would probably have won just by being some other team. Coach Ace Wrangler's had to fumble twice inside the 10 yard line before punchless Blinn could get on the Scoreboard. But two touchdowns were enough to do the trick in a 14-7 victory for the Buccaneers. The Wranglers, who've ha( difficulty moving the ball themselves, since rolling up a season high of 20 against Ranger in the season opener, try putting it together again this week over league leading Navarro which was kicked all over the field last Saturday night before emerging with a rather embarrassing 2119 victory over last place Ranger.

Prcscott said he was impressed with the Bulldogs execution of the Wishbone offense. "They run it the wa it's supposed to be run. They don't try to add anything to it," lie said. Then there's Ranger, tlie team which, nearly pulled off the upset of thcJVear against Navarro. HowNJid they manage to lose It? An offensive end accidently lined up about five yards behind the line of scrimmage causing the Hangers to have five men in! the backficltl.

That's Illegal! Of course the ensuing penalty clidn help anything, They'd just gambled on a fourth down and made it by six yards and would have been in excellent scoring position. and had to punt. Remember, this is the same team which shot down national power Tyler the week before by three touchdowns. This isn't to mention what coach Ken Pair called, "Ihe worst officiating I've ever seen." This week the Rangers try their unbelievable luck on Blinn a team which has allowed no Instead, they were faced with fourth down and a "thousand" and tied (his year!" TOM FEARS Loses job There had teen reports that changes would be made, but Mecom's action Tuesday in dismissing Fears came as a surprise. Fears, 47, who was named to Pro Football's Hall of Fame in the laic summer, said after his dismissal that although the Saints' record "is not an enviable one, 1 can say that our players have not quit and that's a big Iliing." Tlie Saints have won 1, lost 5 42-15 SMU Long- UT SMU FILM SET Color film of Texas' SWC victory over Saturday--including TM, horn Steve Worster's record rushing and Mustang Chuck Hyson's dazzling 3I-of-47- for 381 yards aerial show--will be shown here Wednesday.

The show will be at 12:15 p.m. in Ihe Gold Room of the First State Bank. New Year's Day. The Irish last year, breaking a 45-year anti-bowl policy, went the Cotton Bowl reportedly because Orange Howl officials already had locked up Penn State to face the Big Eight's Missouri. Notre Dame, finishing 8-1-1 in the regular 1969 season, has games left with Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Louisiana State and Southern California to try to better that mark.

I i III) opponent more than 21 points offered a post in any other ca lithlln Iriflnrt nn while losing all but three games. But even Blinn proved their luck wasn't as bad as the Big Country teams when they slipped past Cisco last week. Both teams play on their homo fields this week in 7:30 p.m. contests. Richey Wins Net Match BUENOS AIRES (AP) i geles Rams.

The Saints scorcdjRichcy of San Angelo, one long pass and of Miami by 7-5, G-0, 6-4 Tuesday. 'if InraH inlnrns mnil There were reports that Mecom, son of a Texas oil millionaire, was upset over last Sim- day's 30-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The touchdowns on a a fumble recovery to lead 14-0 after Ihe first four minutes, but they couldn't hold the Rams in check in (lie second The Sainls said Fears was not pacily with Saints and Fears hart no immediate comment on his future. Fears began his coaching under the late Vince Lorn- bardi at Green Bay in 1959, was international tennis champion ship, defeated Frank Froehling of Miami by 7-5, 6-0 6-4 Tuesday His victory qualified him foi the quarter-finals scheduled to begin Wednesday at the Buenoj Aires Lawn Tennis Club. In other second-round match e.s, Bob Carmichacl, of Australia, defeated Julio Ganzabal, of Argentina 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and Zjelko Franulovic, of Yugosla- thc chief offensive coach for thc'via, defeated Antonio Garon'i Atlanla Falcons in 19GG ami 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.

a possi- the AP and then served at the Nava tr Dame headed for Academy, Auburn University We one-two finish in me m- and tlie University of Houston Irish partisans may dam- as an assistant. or for Notre Dam to seek re- Roberts worked for the Saints ve and the national title in as a scout and assistant coach lll Cotton Bowl against Texas, during the 1968 season. He has T)le Bighorns eked out been head coach at Richmond thrilling 21-17 victory over the which has a working agreement rii in tlle Dallas classic last Lartdry Not Set to Quit DALLAS (AP) Asked at a Dallas Cowboy luncheon Tuesday why he didn't retire, coach Tom Landry had this reply: "I hale to ruin your lunch because it's a good lunch, but I'm not going to retire." Landry had been under tremendous fire from Cowboy fans before Dallas stunned Kansas City 27-16 two weeks ago. Dallas looked listless in a 21-17 victorv over Philadelphia Sunday. NBA STATS 1.

AI cud r. Mil 3. Hudson, Atl 3. Havlck, Bos West, LA 5. Haves, SD 6.

Bins, Del 7. Charnbln, LA Love, Chi 9. Lucas, SF Walker, Chi FG FT PH Avo, A 7 7 4 0 19 JJ. 7 88 30 JOS 79 10 J)5 51 33 7 66 60 )92 27 12 125 71 321 10 64 263 1A 7 70 33 173 34 73 47 193 14 79 34 192 75 40 190 23,8 Flood Officially Becomes Senator Controversial CVRT FLOOD officially became a member of the Washington Senators in a 3-for-l trade, assuring his return to baseball after a year-long court battle against the reserve clause. The Senators acquired Flood's contract Philadelphia in a deal that sent first baseman GREG 0 0 outfielder-first baseman GENE MARTIN and pitcher JEFF TERPKO to the Phillies.

JOHN MAZUR became interim head coach of the Boston Patriots after CLIVE RUSH was placed on an indefinite leave of absence because of a heart condition. Mazur, who had been offensive coach under Rush since February, 1969, took command of the NFL team immediately. Arkansas tailback BILL BURNETT surgery to repair a shoulder separation he suffered in Saturday's game with Texas AM. a a GARV CUOZZO of i a Vikings is the offensive player of the week in the NFL. TED LACHOWICZ of Syracuse is the national college lineman of the week.

a FOKTHERG1LL of the U.S., battling for a seventh pro i championship, placed third in the third round-robin series in Tokyo with 1,862 for three-day average 222 points but retained her lead in the week long Japan Pearl Cup Women's bowling championship. TOM GORMAN of Seattle gained the second round in a international i tourney, beating SIMON PATRIDGE of England, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. BILL GATTI of Louisville is the Missouri Valley Conference offensive player of the week. Charges by a former player that a i a Football League teams use drugs were branded as CURT FLOOD Joins Senators "utterly ridiculous" by the trainer of the Minnesota Vikings. A MEGGYESY, former St.

Louis linebacker, made the charges with NCAA STATS TOTAL OFFENSE 1921 Sullivan, Auburn 7 Plynlcelt, Stanford 8 2154 Parker, Air Force 19M 148.3 Ttieismann, Notre Dame J43.7 Craigo, UTEP 7 165S 236.3 leaves, Florida 8 1815 opagnola, AriiSt 6 13K 226.0 Sixklller, Wash 1555 Dummll, UCLA 8 1777 SDlegoSI 7 1534 Vanning, Miss UI3 218.B A PASSING Alt. Com. Yds. CM.PG Sxkilr, Wasfi 7 2 5 2 1 3 3 1 6 1 2 1 9 0 Read, Pac a M7 US 1704 la. 5 Reaves, Fla 6 307 145 170J 18,5 Reaves, Fla a 191? 1B.1 Hixson, SMU 7 221 125 1306 17.9 Sipe.

SdgoST 7 VJi 131 1637 17 3 Parker, AF 8 263 134 1S.8 Plunkett, Slan 8 750 131 16. Thompson, Dav 6 194 S9 1255 16.5 Harl. Duke a 212 129 1459 16.0 Dummil, UCLA 8 253 128 1B04 160 Dickey, K5t 236 I4? 15.8 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING Rush Rec Ret Vtt.pc McCaulEY- NoCaro 1120 276 66 177.6 Narlnaro, Corn iVIosrer, WmlMary Bream, Air Force McCulcheon, CofoSt Kosins, Dayfon Jcnes, Duke Brccxgtn. OhioSI Davis, USC Hawlhorne, KSIalo 937 83 0 170.0 901 92 337 166.3 ...981 162 0 1633 607 397 30J Ii3. 1087 46 0 161.1 2 0 3 323 155 155.0 7 4 4 47 138 154 719 140 331 14S 288 350 5 4 147 RUSHING OFFENSE Ydi.

Yd.PG 6 Martnaro. Cornell Daylon McCaulev. NoCaro Breaftl, Air Force Blorklund, Prin Brockinglon, OhioST Willis, BosCo) Jauron, Yale Cowan. Cin FortneyMiam.O 937 1082 1131 981 788 744 7 755 111 GARY CUOZZO Gains honors ZAMBERLETTI Vikings trainer replying, "I don't know anything about his personal life end I can't understand now he can make, such a statement that reflects on teams he knows nothing about." JOE BUGNER, 20-year- old British heavyweight, came back after a slow start to outpoint "SCRAP IRON" JOHNSON of Oklahoma City in 10 rounds in London. The Detroit Pistons have become the surprise of the NBA with its new concept in pro basketball platooning.

Coach BUTCH VAN BREDA KOLFF introduced it by necessity (o the Pistons with Hie results being a 9-1 start after finishing last in 196970. "It's not my idea lo platoon," the coach said. The reason, thus far, has been the bad knee of Lanier, the $1.8 million rookie who is recovering from surgery last spring, and the inexperience of rookies TERRY niSCHlNGER and STEVE MIX. Worsler Has 106.1-Yard Wildcat Words Rush Average By JAMES NORMAN NOVEMBER is the time of year that tries the souls of football coaches especially when Ihe injury bugaboo bites. ACC COACH A BULLINGTON finds himself with more than his share of the injuries.

The biggest blow, of course, came late Monday when Xrays revealed the lower leg of ace split receiver RONNIE VINSON was broken. "There's not many targets like Vinson," Bullington said. "He's just one of the greatest pass receivers in collegiate football in the country." NICKY PRUITT, the do- everything junior from six- man SIDNEY, is the logical replacement for Vinson. But. HALBiG is injured and Pruitt las been replacing him at tight end.

The Cats lost regular tight end STAN WILLIAMS last week with a slioulder injury. Halbig, who has put together two lop performances in the last two games, is suffering from a bruised kidney and is a question a for Saturday's game with TEXAS- ARLINGTON. So. Halbig is out for the UTA game, frosh RICHARD WILLIAMS may get the call at split end. Willipms is a 6-1, 172- pounder Gainesville, who has all the tools to ba an outstanding player.

He just lacks i Another frosh, 01) 10. 8 jj Another frosh 01) I Pass-Happy Rebs Set trap For Abilene Eagle Visit ji.frrvr MIDLAND-Last i Coach Jerry Thormalilen and his Abilene Eagles roJicd info i i (I Memorial Stadium, they encountered all kinds of power runners clad in the purple shirts of Midland High School. Lying in wait this time around, however, is a pass- happy crew oulfillcd in maroon that had so many sets the opposition didn't know what lo do. The Midland Lee Rebels and their new coach, Jim Acrec, hope lhat varied offense and the passing arm of quarterback a Lambert can get (hem their second win in nine starts when the Eagles come visiting Friday nighl. The Rebels arc coming off .1 lough loss, 27-7, (o Odessa Permian last Friday, hut should have litlle trouble gelling mentally ready for Abilene.

There's always the memory last year's 56-13 walloping at Hie hands of the lit spile of Ihelr 1-7 record, the Rcbs have been "out" of only two games all year long, against Permian and Croper, who beat them 34-7. They stopper! Big Spring quarterback Dave Duncan, the district rushing leader at the time, with 14 yards but lost a 7-3 squeaker. San Angelo had only an eight-point lead, 28-20, going into the final period before pulling aw.iy to win, So the Rcbs aren't so much of a league "weak- sister." Lambert ranks second among District 5-AAAA passers behind Abilene's Jim Reese. Lambert has completed 34 cf 74 for 461 yards. He has yet to connect on a scoring toss, however.

His favorite receiver, Mike McLane, has nabbed 10, good for 188 yards Ex- quarterback Gary Robinson lias hauled in seven lor 170 yards and one score. McLane is a split end, Rcbinson a wingback. The Rebels' lop rusher in dislricl play Is tailback Jock a 140 a accumulated 2C8 yards on 4G cairies. The Rebels have used a multitude of sets, running everything from the I to a pro-sct. As a team, Lee ranks seventh in the district offensively with 443 ground yards and 537 through the air for a total of 986.

Defensively, however, Ihey rank fiflh, just above Abilene. Lee has surrendered exactly 300 yards less Uian the Eagles. WALKER, a 6-5, 185-pounder from GEORGETOWN, has been working tight end. The name of DAVID WALLACE, another multitalented star, comes up ns a top replacement at split end But Wallace is backup man at bnlh tailback and fullback and lias been cxlrcmely valuable there. He's gotting about as much playing time as starters DON HAltR and JIM LEE WILLIAMS.

ACC's offensive machine has already set a school and SOUTHLAND CONFER. ENCE record for total yards in a season. The Wildcats have amassed 3,837 in eight games. That's an average of 479.6 per game and with three games to go, the Cats will add to that considerably. A TOTAL OF 14 PLAYERS have scored points for ACc this year The Wildcats have already tallied 282.

The school and SLC record is 317, set bv ACC last year. The ACC basketball team will scrimmage a group of former Wildcat players at 3 p.m. Friday in MOODY COUSEUM as part of homecoming activities. The exes may give coach GAIiNIE HATCH'S varsity some good competition. Scheduled (o play for the exes are JOHN RAY GODFREY, PAT AGNEW TERRY PRIEST, LOUIS STONE.

HENRY WILLIS RONNIE I A JERRY MORGAN, A a I MORGAN. ACC opens the season against RICE, (ho defcndiiw SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE basketball champions. The game is set for Dec. 1 in Houston. Season ticket snlcs have just begun for tho Wildcats.

Fans can purchase season tickets for 13 home games for $18. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It's Steve Worster by ground, Chuck Hixnn by air, Bill Burnett on the board, and Derek Davis with the butterfly net in ths Southwest Conference fool- ball statistics. Of course, Worsler rolled for 144 yards against SMU and Ihe Texas ramrod now has an average of 106.1 yards per conlesl. Hixson, the all-time NCAA passing king, completed 31 of 47 passes for 381 yards --the sec- ojid mosl productive game of his career--in the SMU 45-15 loss to Texas. Hixson of the Mustangs now has 125 completions for 1,305 yards and a 56 per cent completion average.

Burnelt of Arkansas leads in scoring wilh 18 points although he probably wll be lost for the season with a shoulder scpara- on. Baylor's Derek has caught 34 passes for 572 yards and two touchdowns. Cudonc Leads Women's Golf PINEIIURST, N.C. (AP) Defending champion Mrs Philip Cudone cf Myrtle Beach' led a field of 237 players after Ihe first round of stroke play Tuesday in the 13th annual North and Soulh Senior Women's Golf Championship. Playing the No 3 course at the Pinehurst Country Club, Mrs.

Cudone fired a three over par 37-38--75. One stroke off the pace was 10G6 champion Mrs. John Pcn- nington of Buffalo, N.Y., with a Mrs. Paul Fentress of Palm Beach, Fla. was third at 77 followed by Mrs.

Willard Howard Brookline, at 75 and Mrs' E.L. Cooley, Winnclka, III at Mann Captures CEty Crown Mann High School's seventh fonlball loam pushed Us recurd to 8 Tuesday defeating Madison, allernoon, The victory gives Mann '(he ely championship. Billy Bennelt scored from 40 yards and Andy Antlrcss ran for a s.x-yard touchdown the first Mickey Sanchez ran eight yards (ho fourth period for third touchdown.

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