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I j if V"? if " ! i til - . ( .1, v.y i..: k.; iiV liOU III 1CTI I, l.nijuucr Spurts Kcpnrlt-r Things v. ere look ins mighty liar! far the San Francisco Oian's They just lost, three of four pomes to the Cincinnati Reds and their pitching staff was in a shambles. Then, like a dream come true, they rediscovered Bob Bolin and the world was bright after all. It was the blond, drawling native of Hickory Grove, Ik The Other Side CLEVELAND When he was young, say about six years old, John Miller's father started him. They had a driving net in the basement of their San Francisco, Calif., home, and the Millers would hit practice balls during the evening. For three years, John practiced, grooving his swing, and every once in a while, he would sneak out to the front lawn where he would hit shots down the street. That makes you a straight player. An off line shot costs more than an out of bounds penalty when it goes through a picture window. ; Finally, his father took John to the golf course and it was all so easy. , ' When I got out onto the course, I hardly ever hit a bad shot," John remembers. "I think it's a fantastic way to start out. You're not worried about distance or anything. You just groove your swing and get a good grip." . Now Miller is 22 years old and a rookie on the PGA tour and he is sitting in the locker room at the Cleveland Open and Arnold Palmer walks by. "How you hitting them?" says Miller to Palmer. "01' Arnie," he chuckles after Palmer has left, obviously savoring the confrontation: rookie and the superstar. "I don't think there's any water in there Mr. Herbert," he says to Jay Hebert who is trying to pour some water from a pitcher. Rookies try to be helpful to the veterans, MILLER IS OBSESSED with studying the good players. "I really watch them close," he says. "Maybe I shouldn't now that I'm a pro. But I walk up to them and ask them what they're working on. It's funny how any guy that's winning, he's putting. It's 100 putting. Week to week, that's what it is. I'd rather hit it terrible and putt good." Miller had some success as an amateur. He finished eighth in the 1966 U. S. Open and he was on the 1967 All-America golf team but he is having troubles. "I really haven't played good since I came out here," he says to Jay Herbert who is trying to pour some water and I didn't know it. Now I've squared it up and I'm starting to play pretty good. "The driving is tough," he says. "For anybody who ever comes out here, you've got to fly. It wears you out driving and it's pretty expensive, too. ,"The whole thing for rookies is to learn the courses and to get the experience. When I go to the West Coast where I know the courses, I can play better than these guys. I know I can." THE FLAXEN HAIRED Miller has won about $2000 this year, playing in five tournaments. He failed to qualify for two and he says Mondays are the worst days on the tour because Monday is qualifying day. "There's a lot of guys who qualify every Monday and never make the cut," he says. "But they can beat you to death on Mondays. They get into the tournaments and can't play but they can play on Mondays." The top 60 money winners each year are exempt from tournament qualifying and that is the goal of the rookies. "I really don't expect to get in the top 60 this year because we started so late," he says. "I thought it would be easier out here than it is. It's so hard. Like the 284 I shot in the Texas Open. That would win any amateur tournament, even the U. S. Amateur. And I finished 22nd. It's unbelievable. "Good players are just a dime a dozen. There's good players who can't make a paycheck ever. You hate to compare yourself with other people, but of the 15 guys who made it down the PGA school, I'd say I'm doing as good as any of them." THE TWO THINGS that help you on tour, Miller believes, are good sponsors and a good wife. "For a guy like me, you shouldn't ever come out on the tour unless you have a good sponsor," he says. "A lot of guys come out and their sponsors put so much pressure on them. They miss a Monday and the next Monday they can't even play. Every time they miss a two foot putt all they see is dollar signs. "I think it's better to be married out here," says Miller, who is engaged to be married in January. "Did you know that 58 of the top 60 money winners are married? Miller Barber and Bob Smith aren't. There's so many people out here and they don't care if you shoot 68 or 85. They really don't. They may act like they do but they don't. It's dog eat dog." If Miller does not make it on the tour, he will take a club job. "I'd like to teach," he says. "I love to teach golf. I like to help people on their game. Even if its going to help them and they're going to beat me. Maybe I sholudn't, but I do. I want to help my friends." Rookies like John Miller are at the bottom of a lonely competitive world, trying to claw their way to the top and what you did as an amateur does not count. It's the other side of the glamorous world, the dark side. U. S. Boxers Take BY STEVE HOFFMAN Enquirer Sports Reporter West German and United States boxing teams square off tonight at Cincinnati Gardens in the rubber match of a three-city exhibition series. An expected turnout of 5000 will see 11 bouts, starting: at 8:30 p. m., each consisting of three scheduled rounds of three minutes. Bouts will be fought under Olympic rules. The U. S. won the opening match at Syracuse, 6-4, when the West Germans were minus a couple of key performers. West Germany won, 6-4, in the most recent meeting at Milwaukee. West Germany enjoys a slight superiority over American amateur boxers, reflected in Its four wins in the last five matches with C , who Mopped the 1ml bats oi 1 1;- Reds on tour nits in a 4-2 San Fnmri.-To victory Thursday night m sweltering Crosley Field. For Holm il was his second triumph in a row. The first came last Saturday when he beat the Atlanta Braves on a four-hitter. The two complete came victories have enabled manager Clyde King's staff to get some extra rest and regroup for the long haul through July, August and September. n Barry McDermott the Yanks. A win tonight for the U. S. could begin to reverse this trend. Honorary chairman Roily Schwartz of Cincinnati, who will serve as one of two referees tonight, notes that a tie between the two countries is impossible at the Gardens. The odd number of matches and the lack of draws in amateur boxing bar any team tie. Schwartz, a referee In last year's Olympic Games at Mexico City, figures two matches will top tonight's card: Cincinnatian Morris Jordan against Ouenther Meier In a 156-pound bout and heavyweight Ernie Shaver of the II. S. against Horst Koschermann. "There's going to be timber on that one!" Schwartz said about, the Shaver-Koschermann bout. "Some- Bnim not only j lit c l it-rl a masterpiece, but. he also helped hi.'i oh'ii eairc with a two-run homer; a homer that proved to lie the riil-feience in the game. "1 knew I had to pitch a pood game, both here and at. Atlanta." said Bolin, now 4-4 for the season. "I had to give the team a lift." And what a lift the Giants have gotten by the two complete came wins by Bolin. The Reds, however, weren't so lucky. They got little in the way of help out of starter Tony Cloninger, who gave up all four runs in two innings and saw his record fall to 4-10. Cloninger, despite his poor showing through the k i j jy v wV'' Vs; m jK J jff iff V J ; . ' Unip Cools It Seldom does a major league umpire work a game behind the plate without his traditional blue coat, but Tony Ven-zon, working behind the Reds' Johnny ITircf TPllll 7il Oft mi lltnfl? 1 1191 ff lUlUlCliAJIl ullUL,n, Lutz Upsets Ken Rosewall WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) Unhearlded Bob Lutz of Los Angeles produced a major upset in the Wimbledon Tennis Championships when he eliminated fourth - seeded Ken Rosewall of Australia Thursday to move into the fourth round with fifth-seeded Ar t h u r Ashe of Richmond, Va. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE SAN FRANCISCO 4. CINCINNATI 2. PHILADELPHIA 2, NEW YORK 0. CHICAGO 7, PITTSBURGH S (10 innings). MONTREAL 8, ST. LOUIS 4. LOS ANGELES 3, ATLANTA 0. (Onry games scheduled) How They Stand NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE West Won Lost . 41 28 .41 29 Club LOS ANGELES . ATLANTA CINCINNATI .. . SAN FRANCISCO HOUSTON SAN DIEGO Pet. .594 .586 .538 .529 35 30 37 33 38 36 26 49 4Vj .514 .347 18 East Won lost . 46 25 .38 30 .36 36 .34 37 . 28 39 20 48 Club CHICAGO NEW YORK . . . PITTSBURGH ST. LOUIS PHILADELPHIA MONTREAL Pel. Gl. .648 . .559 6Vj .500 101j .471 12 .418 16 .294 24V! Today's IWon-Lott Record NATIONAL LEAGUE SAN FRANCISCO AT CINCINNATI, 2. 5:30 P. M.: Marichal (9-2) and Robertson (M) vt. Merritt (7-31 and Arrigo (0-0). PITTSBURGH AT NEW YORK, 8 0S P. M.I Blast (7-4) vs. Koosman (5-4). PHILADELPHIA AT MONTREAL, 8 0S P. M.I Champion (1-3) vs. Ranko (0-0). ST. LOUIS AT CHICAGO, 2:30 P. M.t Carlton (7-5) vs. Holtimin (10-1). ATLANTA AT HOUSTON, 8:30 P. M. Jarvis (6-4) vs. Lemaster (7-7). LOS ANGELES AT SAN DIEGO, 11 P. M.i Sutton (11-5) vs. Nitkro (2-5). On West Dieter Rena . . . German heavyweight body has to go down on that one." Shaver has nine straight knockout wins and the 230-pound Koscher It j V sK .-J ( Jiicimuili I jujiiin r 2.1 Friday, June 27, irfif first half of the year, is In no danger of losing his spot in manager Dave Bristol's rotation. "Who would you pitch"? asked Bristol when questioned about Cloninger's status. "I'm not going into my bullpen. That's when you've got real trouble, when you start grabbing for people. I've got the bullpen Lutz, who said he was "honored to be on the same court with Ken Rosewall, let alone beat him," turned back the Australian professional, 86, 79, 63, 62, on the strength of a deadly backhand. Ashe, America's prime hope for the men's crown, was disappointing, however, as he ran into unexpected AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON 4, CLEVELAND 3 (10 innings). MINNESOTA 7, CALIFORNIA 4. OAKLAND 3, KANSAS CITY 7. NEW YORK 6. DETROIT 0. CHICAGO AT SEATTLE, Night. (Only games scheduled) West Club Won Lost MINNESOTA 39 30 OAKLAND 37 29 SEATTLE 31 37 'CHICAGO 30 36 KANSAS CITY .... 27 42 CALIFORNIA 23 44 East Club Won Lost BALTIMORE 52 20 BOSTON 42 28 DETROIT 38 28 WASHINGTON .... 35 38 NEW YORK 34 39 Pet. .565 .561 .456 .455 .391 .343 G.B. IVj 7V2 7Vi 12 15 Pet. .722 .600 .576 .479 .466 .377 G.B. '' ' 11 1 7V7 18"j 24V, CLEVELAND 26 43 Night Game Not Included Pi tellers In Parentheses) AMERICAN LEAGUE DETROIT AT BALTIMORE. 8 P. M.i Wilson (6-6) vs. McNally (10-0). BOSTON AT WASHINGTON, 7:30 P. M.i Landis (3-1) vs. Moore (6-2). NEW YORK AT CLEVELAND, 7:45 P. M.i Burbach ((3-4) vs. McDowell (9-6). CHICAGO AT OAKLAND. 11 P. M.t Wynne (2-0) vs. Odom (9-3). SEATTLE AT CALIFORNIA, 2, 9 P. M.: Pattin (7-4) and Marshall (3-9) vt. Brunei (4-6) and Washburn (0-1). MINNESOTA AT KANSAS CITY, 8 30 P. M.: Woodson (4-3) vt. Draqo (3-7). Germans Tonight mann enjoyed a KO triumph at Syracuse. In the other heavyweight tangle, German Dieter Renz and Chicagoan Fred Houpe are paired In another toughie. Olympic boxing differs from American professional or amateur game because no clinching Is allowed, encouraging all-out action by competitors. These are the first sanctioned international amateur boxing matches ever to be held in Cincinnati, Schwartz noted, 'i made 30 speeches about these bouts over the last two months and so many people asked me 'What can we do to help? Well, they can help by coming to the Gardens and supporting: these boxers," he said. Non-Americans will serve set. up i s ' i Tony I! ''''- 'li1' hail whenever his imxt t urn come;, up " The Neds' hull p e n has been absolutely marvelous to date, including Thursday night. Pedro Ramos, w a y p e Granger and Clay Carroll combined to shut out San Francisco over the last seven innings and keep the Reds in the game. "Look at that," sairl Bristol. "We only got. four hits and .still had a chance to win." Cloninger was behind almost before he started, giving up a leadoff homer to Giant right-fielder Bobby Bonds, a man who is fattening up on Cincinnati pitching. It was the third time this -Associated Press (Gene Smith) Photo Bench, did it here Wednesday night at the Cincinnati-San Diego game. With the temperatures on the field hovering around the 90 mark, Venzon donned his chest protector under his shirt and worked the game without a coat. trouble before disposing of British Davis Cupper Graham S til well, 62, 16, 62, 1315, 1210. This was the second consecutive day that Ashe has been forced to five sets by an unranked opponent and he appears far off form. Ashe's overhead was weak and on five match points he allowed the Briton to escape because of his own errors. The successes of Lutz and Ashe assured the United States of at least two competitors in the round of 15. Pancho Gonzalez of Los Angeles, heroic winner of the longest singles match in Wimbledon history Wednesday when he overcame Charles Pasarell, led four other Yanks safely through the second round with an easy 64, 63, 63 decision over Sweden's powerful Ove Bengtsson. Also moving into the third round were 15th seeded Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif., 16th seeded Stan Smith of Pasadena, Calif., Tom Edlefesen of Fort Walton Beach, Fla and St. Louis professional Earl Buchholz. Ralston beat Jan Kukal of Czechoslovakia, 7 5, 6 2 fi 4; Smith trounced David Lloyd of Britain, 63, 75, 61; Edefsen outduelled Ray Keldie of Australia, 86, 63, 46, 57, 64; and Buchholz defeated Chilean Louis Ayala, 86, 62, 64. U n s e eded professional Rosemary Casals of San Francisco came through with the only big upset in as judges tonight: Jerry Shears of Montreal, president of the Canadian Boxing Federation and West Germans Siegfried Hahn and George Grabarz. The referees have no part in judging. Reserved seats are $4, $3 and $2. There will be 5000 $1 students tickets on sale all day today. Hamilton County Jaycees are sponsors of the match with proceeds going to The Resident Home for the Mentally Retarded. TONIGHT'S ( MUD U. S. Brum Listed Firil) 112 Dmnis Mime, Kenner, La. vt. Wolfqanq Peruleri 119 Terry Pullen, Npw Orleans vs. Ceorqe Diemi 125 - Joe Bennett Joliet, III. vs. Herman Kleer 132-Johnny North, Cincinnati vs, Inao Gutti 139 Juan Rul7, New York Citv vs, Helmut Zettieri I39--Rudy Bolds, Pitts-burq vs. Jurnen Voss; 147-Atmindo Munn, Lot Anqeles vs. Wolfqanq Fiedieri 1 56-Morru Jordan, Cincinnati vs. Guenther Meieri 178-Rav Russell. Cincinniii vs. Kersten Honholdi Heavyweight - Fred Hcuoe, Chicano vs. Dieter Renir and heavyweight Ernie Shaver. Younqstown, Ohirj. vt, Horst Koschermann. w ar that r.on'K hail ei nil a game against the IteiK w ith a burner and the li;th time this season lie's turned thai Iriek. Bonds also contributed a triple and a sinclc and is hitting .111(1 against Cincinnati pitching. In the second the Giants knocked Cloninger out. Ken Henderson started the rally with a single hut was forced at, second by Hal Lanier. That brought up Bolin, who calmly stroked his filth major league homer over the centerfield wall. "If you keep swinging you're gonna hit one every once in a while," smiled Bolin. "It was a fast hall, up where I was swinging. The ball hit the bat and away it went." The Giants' final run came in the same inning when Bonds tripled and Ron Hunt singled him home, The Reds got single runs off Bolin in the fourth on and in the sixth on Lee Tony Perez' sacrifice fly May's sacrifice fly. Bolin's performance was even more amazing when it was considered that the game was played in 93-degree heat. "I can't say enough about that performance in that weather," said King, who relieved Bolin with Frank Liny to get the final out II. S. Soccer Cup Starts Tonight NEW YORK i.Ti The Fourth annual U. S. Soccer Cup of Champions tournament gets under way tonight at Yankee Stadium with a doubleheader. In the opening match, two-time World Club champ Inter of Milan meets Czechoslovakia's Sparta-Prague. The nightcap pits current European Cup winner A. C. Milan against Greek champion Panathiniakos. the second round of the women's singles, ousting sixth seeded Kerry Melville of Australia, 62, 75. Nine other American girls also were successful and along with defending champion Jean King, who won Wednesday, this gave the U. S. 11 girls among the final 32 contestants. !- V J i , S A. --Jlf fl Villi. ft r J sr " u I, Win lis am Old At R6or 100 profit ' I here is nothing hotter in the market." '.ItTUCKy STRAIGHT HOl'UBON WHISKY 86 PHO0I 100 PROOF lOIttfO IN 0N0 IK0WN fOMN DISTILLi tS C0DP0KII0N T lOUISVILK III KINTUCKY C ID Ilnlin's AU UN mINdUO A8 P m mi t flondv, rf 5 2 3 10 H'ml. 2I 4 0 J I I Won 3b 10 0 0 0 'I 4 0 0 0 0 Mifovfy, Ih 3 0 2 0 0 fMvi'nport. Jh 4 0 10 1 Hcndcfvon, If 5 0 2 0 0 D.Hi. t 4 0 0 0 0 Lamer. 4 10 0 0 h'll-n, p 3 112 0 limy, p .0 0 0 0 0 Totill 37 4 II 4 2 CINCINNATI Alt P. H (HI E Pni, rl 4 0 0 0 0 lolin. tl 4 2 10 0 A Johnton, tf 4 0 2 0 0 Pern. 3b 3 0 0 1 0 I Nay, lb 2 0 0 1 0 Rpnrh, c ..4 0 0 0 0 MHiM, 2b 4 0 10 0 Chanel, 2 0 0 0 0 Stiwjrt, 2b 0 0 0 0 0 Ooninqer, p 0 0 0 0 0 Pamoi, p 1 0 0 0 0 31 2 4 2 0 SAN FRANCISCO .. 130 000 0004 CINCINNATI 000 101 000-2 Double Play Cincinnati 1. Left On Bate San Francisco II, Cincinnati 7. Threa. Base Hit Bonds. Honia Run Bonds 110;, Bolin tl). Sacrifice Fly Perej, L May. PITCHING SUMMARY IP H IP BR SO Bolin 'W, 4-4, limy Ooninqer (L, 4-10) Pamos Granger Carroll I'dl ! 1 2 3 0 1 5 3 3 2 2 2 I Hit By Pitcher L May by Boln. Tima - 2 29 Attendance 8922 when the Reds threatened in the ninth. The Giant victory, witnessed by 8922 fans, ended a three-game Cincinnati winning streak and moved the Giants to within one-half game of the third-place Reds. Cincinnati Gels AAU Swim Meet An AAU mail vote has awarded the 1970 National AAU Senior Men's and Women's Short-Course Swimming Championships to Cincinnati next April, fulfilling a dream of Cincinnatian Charles Keating. Keating, head of the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlin swim club and lonjf active in Cincinnati swm-ming, was informed late Thursday by Harry Hains-worth, national AAU executive chairman, that his bid for both the men's and women's meet has been approved. Yale University had bid for the men's event; Cincinnati for both. AAU officials approved the joint Cincinnati bid, 78 to 28. Pepsi Marlins will be the sponsoring club. This means about 700 of the finest swimmers in the United States, including Olympic champions Debbie Meyer and Sharon Wichman and Indiana's Mark Spitz, are expected to converge on Cincinnati for a week next April for perhaps the biggest swimming meet in the country and certainly the biggest in Cincinnati's history. The championships will be held at the new $500,000 Keating Natatorlum being built at St. Xaviej High School by Keating and his brother, William J. Keating, as a memorial to their father, Charles H. Keating Sr. It was Charles Keat-ing's hope when plans were originally announced to bring some of the top meets to Cincinnati. "I think we've really pulled one off here," said Keating:. "We'll undoubtedly see about 70 of the U. S. Olympic team. Keating estimated it will cost the sponsoring group about $15,000 to bring the championships here. Tentative dates of the meet are April 9th through April 12. l in r, .kind ofday0 The gleam in their eyes tells the story. What's ahead? A toast to happiness with the good flavor of a great Kentucky Bourbon. in Scrap For NHL Berths new york i, v seven cities in the United States and one in Canada are in the running for the two new berths in the National Hockey League that will be available with the start of the 1070-71 season. Claience Campbell, president of the NHL, named the cities as Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland. Atlanta, Kannns City, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver, B. c, Wednesday after a meeting of the league's board of governors. The board announced that its e x p a n s i o n committee still has to settle the details Involved for the two new franchises and also is working on a possible realignment of the current East and West Divisions along more favorable geographic lines. 'Mi'.. ?.&'f f too Forest :er II S. ,fc . .H A A A t A t v , Mt sMMlAA .VIA 1

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