Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 4, 1971 · Page 5
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Garden City, Kansas
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STRONG ARM, COOPERATIVE ASTROTURF HELP CHICAGO PITCHER Friday, June 4, 1971 Garden City Telegram Page § Holtzman Hurls No-Hit Classic By HAL BOCK Associated Prast Sports Writer Ken Holtzman's strong left airm and some cooperative Cincinnati Asfcroturf have combined to produce the 1971 baseball season's first no-hitter. Holtemant the laniky Chicago lefthander, spun a 1-0 classic ait the Reds to highlight th« ab- breviated'Thursday might base- baill action. In the only other gaimies , played, St. Louis trimmed Pittsburgh 7-1 and At- lamita downed Houston 5-2 in the National League amd Boston edged New York. 3-2 in American. But the night belonged to Holitzmian, who pitched the second no-totter _ of his career, overcoming somne early wildness and retiring the last 11 Reds in order. He .struck out six, includiinig Tommy Helms and Lee May for the final two outs in the ninth inning. The only Oincinnaiti runners came on four walks. The Reds tried everything to get a bit off Holtzman and even went to the extreme of having slugger Johnny Beach lay down a leadoff bunt in the sevierotfa in- nlinig. It was, according to Holltz-man, has closest call. ."Ait first, I thought Bench had a Ihiit," the 25-year-old pitcher said. "There was no way I could have thrown Bench out if tlhe ball remained fair." Holtzman rushed off the mound, la-cross the Astroturf- covered tafMd and towards the bail. "When I got over there, I saw the ball was spinning and I knew it would roll foul," the pitcher said. The bal spun off the artificial turn into foul territory and then Bench filed out. That was the Reels' best chance for a hit. It seemed like such a good idea that Buddy Bradford, who drew two of the four walks off Holtzman, tried bunting in the eighth. But he ran into the baU and was declared out. Hottzmian bad control problems in the early ironings and got into his toughest jam in the third when Bradford walked and moved up on a wild pitch. He 'advanced to third on an infield out and then was stranded as Gary Nolan tapped in front of the plate and Hal McRae flied out. In the top of the third, Holitz- man scored the game's only run. He reached on Tony Perez' throwing error, moved up on an infield out and scored on Glenn Beekert's sinigK Hotaman also- pitched a no- Wibter on Aug. 19, 1969 against Atlanta and said after Thursday's classic he fel much the siaime way he had after his first one—"A little in shock and awfully tired. I let if at out in the last inning." Holtzman threw a total of 108 pitches amid became the first b pitcher in history to hurl more than one no^hitter. Elsewhere, Hank Aaron ripped a two-run pinch double to break a tie in the fourth inning ai.d Atlanta topped Houston as Pat J'airvis haJlted a personal t w o-season 11-game losing streak. Jairvis worked six scoreless innings in relief and Aaron, out because of an ailing knee, delivered Ms dutch pinch hit In the fourth inning as the Braves battled from behind. Steve Caiiton became the National League's first 10-game winner, pitching St. Louis past the Pittsburg Pirates 7-1. Sooners Turn : Errors Cos Fireballs Fop Team Six costly errors and only three hits were two of the big factors Thursday night as Garden City's Bison youth baseball team was defeated 4-2 at Hooker, Okla. The contest was an Ok Kan League mix, second game of the 1971 campaign for Coach Duane Hays' locals. The Bison had rallied Wednesday here to edge tough Great Bend 6-3 in their season opener. Hooker was playing its llth game; the Oklahomans are now 9-2 for the season. Saturday at 8 p.m., Garden plays another Ok-Kan League contest: against Hugoton at Clint Lightner Field here. Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Bison host arch-rival Dodge City in a non-league double-header. That was originally slated, to be just one game, but an "extra" has been added. Thursday at Hooker, the Bison were outhit 4-3. The Okla- By BOB GREER Stock Car Race FansTakeNoie A niotfe to you area car-racing field meets. -The US Track "bugs" who aren't afraid of a little travel. Stock oar races are being run at Colby Saturday night, sponsored by ithe Jaycees there. They were rained out Monday at the Thomas County Fair* grounds. The cars are modified and junior modifieds, and the card starts at 8 p.m. About 20 cars are. expected from northwest Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dodge City area. * * * I also noted in the Colby weekly paper that the K-13 League for kid baseballers is ' under way in that area. Garden has a simila* program, leading eventually to state K- 18 Assn. playoffs at Lucas. It's a six-team league up in the northwest, taking in Colby, Goodland, Brewster, Bird City, McDonald, and Atwooti. Later this momtih, the league has its annual tourney at Brewster. * * * John Jameson dropped in the office this week with a word from Cleve Spencer, City recreation director. John is on the rec staff this summer. '.'All phases of the program are running smoothly so far," he reported. "The summer playground program is in motion at the various elementary schools around town." Some of the activities offered on the playgrounds at crafts, active games, quiet games, group games, and many special events. There's also a daily program at Civic Center for handicapped youngsters "Any interested youngster not enrolled fa the playground program,yet can do so at one of the playgrounds or at Civic Center," says John. • ,-••.,;*,;•;•* " *: •••'• Archery, tennis, and golf programs are also under way by city 'rec — and there's still plenty of loom for enrollment 1 in those, they meet from 8 to ,11 a.m. and are for kids of age 6 and up. If you're interested in those programs, call .Civic 'Center, Sharon Hutman at 6-9746, Marilyn Black at 5-4447, or Jameson at 6-2134. ..*.'.*; * In recent columns I have mentioned the importance of a good "mike man" at track and and Field, Federation championships at Wichita on June 11-12 has one- of the best. He's Jim Duncan, for 20 years now the "Voice of the Drake Relays." Few people are more knowledgeable in the sport of track and field. He provides spectators with instant facts and information, mixing in color and 'humor. He calls the races as they progress. Jim is age 60; his father was a great sprinter years ago. Duncan bas coached and writes occasionally for Sports Illustrated, Sport Megazine, and other publications. Since 1950 he has headed the radio-television department of the school homans had just three miscues to six for Garden. Garden went ahead 1-0 in the top of the fourth. Big blow was a leadoff double by Mark Douglass, who scored the run. Hooker, came back for a run in the bottom of the fourth, with Bie- bens getting a double. Hooker won it with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Garden got one more run in the top of the seventh and final frame. Bill Burrows- led off with a walk, then advanced on an error and passed ball. But the last three Bison batters struck out to end the. Garden threat. Jim (Spot) Farley pitched the full route for Hooker. He struck out mine, ^batters anc walked four. Going <lihe distance for Garden City was Kelly Hays. He fanned seven batters and walked five. Garden City's three hits were doubles by Douglass and Mike Bradstreet and a single by Kevin Sterling. Pitcher Farley paced the winners at bat, also getting a double and a single of journalism at Drake University. * * * One of the state's more-popular junior college basketball coaches has given up the job —Del Heidebrecht of Cowley County Juco at Arkansas City^ Heidebrecht bas no immedi- The The Fireballs 970-71 bowling have won the championship Boston Baltimore Detroit New York Cleveland Washington the .Optimist Prep League at Garden Bowl here. Winning 32 games and losing ust 1 12, the champions had a decisive margin over the runner-up Strikettes. The second placers had a 24-20 season mark. • • Oflher standings: Oakland 3. The Things, 22 wins and Kansas Ciy 22 losses; 4-5. Tie between Pal- Minnesota cons and Alley Cats, both at 20- California 24. 6. Snoopies 12-32. Milwaukee The league was for keglers Chicago not over 12 yeans of age. They bowled just two games weekly. Best individual game of. the season was 126 scratch pins: by both Alvin Leeper of the Strikettes and by Virgil Bofch of the Fireballs. Virgil had* best two-game series of 245 pins. The Strikettes bad both high team game (443 scratch pins) and top team series of 865 lor the season. American League East Division W. L. Pct.-.GB 30 20 .600 — 28 19 .596 '/a 27 23 .540 3 22 28 .440 8 21 27 .438 8 19 30 .388 10V 2 W»it Division 34 24 26 24 20 18 18 22 25 28 26 27 .654 — .533 7 .510 7% .462 10 .43511 .40012V6 Thursday's Results Boston 3, New York 2 Only game 'scheduled Friday's Gamts California (Messensmith Photo by David Williams 5-5) ate plans except to see another coaching post. If he doesn't find one to his liking, he probably will enter private business-. * '* * Lasts of action and plenty of tournaments coming up the next two Sundays for all you area duffers. Sunday there's the Bluegrass Open at Lakin, plus the Ness City tourney (on sand greens). R H Garden City 001 000 1-2 3 Hooker 000 130 1-2 3 Physical Exam Reminder Made Note to boys and girls planning to compete in 1971-72 in- terschola&tic sports programs .at the junior high and high school here. You can get your required physical examinations anytime this summer. But they must be completed prior to the opening of football practice in August. That was a reminder this week to parents from Jim Duryea, director of activities at the high sch»l. "Application forms for the exams are available at tlhe high school office," Duryea said. "They can also be picked up in 'the offices of participating physicians." Honey Bees Best In Keg League Bowling champions of the Eadybird League at Garden Bowl here for the 1970-71 season are the Honey Bees. That dub won 84 games and lost just 44 to take the crown by a wide margin. Second placers (at 73V2-54V2) were the Bluejays. Other standings in the 10-team league: 3. MeadowJarfcs 67%-60V6. 4. Kooks 67-61. 5. Sunflowers 6662. 6. Jayihaiwfcera 65-63. 7. Whozits 59^2-68%. 8. Misfits 57-71. 9. Banana Splits 43-85. 10. Coconuts 39V2-88V2. Eyvohne Craae of the Hone % y Bees had season-best individual game of 242 pins, includiing handicap. Best individual series of the season was 623 by Lois Riggs, also of the champion Honey Bees squad. Honey Bees bad both season- high team game of 636 pins (includiing handicap) and top team series of 1,668. at- Boston (Peters 54), night Oakland (Dobson 3-0) at Washington (Janeski 1-4), night Kansas City (Wright 1-2) at New York (Peterson 5-4), night DetroSt (Loli'ch 9-3) at Chicago (Wood 3-2), night BaOiimone (Cuellar 7-1) at Milwaukee (Krause 2-6), night Cleveland (Foster 3-2) at Minnesota (Blyleven 6-5), night Saturday's Games California at Boston Oakland at Washington, night Kansas City at New York Detroit at Chicago Baltimore at Milwaukee Cleveland alt Minnesota Sunday'* Games California ait Boston Oakland at Washington Kansas City at New.York Detroit at Chicago, 2 Baltimore at'Milwaukee Cleveland at Minnesota MORE East Division W. L. Pct...GB TALKING OVER THE hurdles event are three of the best in Garden City history. From left are Mark Cunningham, Ron Talley, and Kent Hummer. Hummer's Long-Standing JC Hurdle Record Is Rewritten Sunday, Springs meet. Also on June (sand 33. Sharon greens) bas its June 13 is the sec- 21 Rec Games On Tap Tonight St. Louis New York Pittsburgh Chicago* Montreal 33 29 31 24 19 19 18 20 27 25 .635 .617 .608 .471 8: .432 10 IVi ond annual senior golf tourney at Scott County Country Club: on grass greens. It's not. for the "kids" — for only golfers of age 50 or more will be allowed. '* , • At least three flights are planned there, with three, cash prizes in each flight. Oldest player in last year's inaugural meet was age 87. '•-•' , * * * ' •-.- Some time back, I put out a call for help in digging up data on previous state individual track and field champions for Garden City High. I hope to help compile a display for the Buff trophy case. I've had some fine response. I'll be passing along some of the findings in future columns and articles. It should create some nostalgia for some of the ,"oldsters" like myself. ^ Softball and baseball action in programs sponsored by the City Recreation DBpt. slows down a bit Saturday. Only three fields will be in use then. Tonight's slate, however v |s a heavy one: 21 games on eight different fields. Schedule of games for the next two days:. • ' * TONIGHT At Fanstor Fltld — Start of the women's adult softball weekend tournament. Four games- tonight. At Cl»tv«r Fitld — 6 p.m. Libra vs. Leo. 7 p.m. Eagles vs. Hawks. 8 p.m. Whites vs. Blacks. 9 p.m. Reds vs. Oranges. 10 p.m.. Greens vs. Maroons. . At p.m. p.m. Clint Litfhtmr Fitld — 7 Lions vs. Rotary Club. 9 Lakin vs. Odd Fellows. At Jwtni* Wilton — 6 p.m. Yanks vs. Royals. 7:15 p.m. Oilers'ys. Cowboys. At ZobvtMgw* FMd — 6 p.m. Bengals vs. Longhorns. :15 p.m. Panthers vs. Bears. At Garden League Field — 6 p.m. Morning Glories vs. Roses 7:15 p.m. Holcomib vs. Daisies. At Prtp Lvagut Field — 6 p.m. Spurs vs. Padres. 7:15 j.m. Raiders vs. Chiefs. At GartUndal* — 6 p.m. Kan- zas vs. Sioux. 7:15 p.m. Mohawks vs. Oheyennes. '•' -, SATURDAY At Fansltr Field — Second of three days of tourney for women's adult slow-pitch softball teams. Four games tonight, starting at 6 p.m. At Cleaver Field — Four men's games. 7 p.m. Western Kansas Sporting Goods vs. Deibert Construction. 8 p.m. Teaim Electronics vs. Spor's 66 Service Station. 9 p.m. Area Mental Healh vs. Pappas Concrete. 10 p.m. Triple-S Steel vs. Oswalt Industries. At Clint Lightner Field — Garden City Bison vs. Hugoton in 8 p.m. Ok-Kan League game. West Division SFrancfeco 37 16 .698 — LAngeles 27 25 .519 9Va Houston 26 26 .500 lOVi Atlanta 24 29 .453 13 Cincinnati 20 32 .385 San Diego 16 35 .314 20 Thursday'* Results Chicago 1, Cineininaiti 0 Atlanta 5, Houston 2 St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 1 . Only games scheduled Friday's "Games Chicago (Jenkins 8-5) at Atlanta (Niekro 3-5), night Houston (Billiingham 34) at Pittsburgh (Moose 4-2). night St. Louis (Torrez 1-? or Zachary 2-2) at Cincinnati (Grimsley 2-1), night Montreal (Stoneman 6-3) at San Diego (Phoebus 3-5). night New York (Seaver 6-2) at Los Angeles (Ostaen 6-2), night Philadelphia (Short 3-7) at San Francisco (Perry 6-2), Saturday's Garnet Chicago at Atlanta, night Houston at Pittsburgh, night St. Louis at Cincinnati Montreal at San Diego New York at Los Angeles, night Philadelphia at Sam Francisco Sunday's Games Chicago at Atlanta . Houston at Pittsburgh St. Louis at Cincinniaiti Montreal at San Diego, 2 New York at Los Angeles Philadelphia at San Francisco, LA'S MULLANEY IS FIRED Bay lor to Be Laker Coach? By BOB GREER Track and field records are made to be broken, the old saying goes. But some cinder marks hold up for a long time. Ask Kent Hummer. Kent's ancient Garden City Junior College school record in the 120-yard high hurdles was finally topped this spring; But it took a while for it to be erased. Hummer set the mark waiy back in 1957. Hummer, now 34, is assistant manager for Investment Securities here. He's still interested in track as wel as other sports. His al-time GCJC hurdles mark was tied three times this spring — and finally broken. The old mark set by. Kent was 15.4 seconds. He clocked that in the 1957 Hutchinson Juco Invitational. No one ever matched or bettered that time for 13 more track seasons- un til the just-completed campaign. Then came two . Broncbuster "stockmen" in a single season to chip away at the old record: sophomore Ron TaUey and freshman Mark Cunningham. They wene responsible for taking Hummer's name off the high hurdles record-list. Hummer was an outstanding traick'm<an for Garden City High, then went on to star at juco here. But he bad the tough luck to come along at the same timis as two of Kan sas* great all-time hurdlers: Henry Wifibe and Charley Tid wel. Kent had an unusual distinc tion: he went to the state mee for Garden City High three years in a row in three differ ent events. In 1953, as a sophomore, he leaped 6-1% in the high jump at re'gionals. It was the best jump of the season for his class in the state — yet Hum mer did not place in the state meet. The st/ate was won by 6-1 leap. Then came his junior season 1954. This time Kent went to state in the 180-yard low hur dies. He won second to the gionals at Great Bend — and amed Charley Tidwell of In- I finally topped the school rec- Qpendence. The latter wemt on I ord. His new all-time mark: star at University of Kan- 5.2 seconds, two-tenths betas, arid was a U.S. Olympian. As a senior hi 1955, Kent vent to state in the 120-yard lighs. This toe he was second x> Henry Wiebe of Newton figfa. The latter want on to Uniyersiity of Missouri' — and also became an Olympic star. "I looked at Wiebe from behind for two years," Hummer laughingly recalls. -'He was really something." Hummer was the first Garden City High hurdler ever to crack the 15-second barrier hi he 120-yaird highs. He did 14.9 in the KU Relays and was second to —. you guessisd it — Henry Wiebe of Newton. At GCJC, Hummer's track coaelh was. Jim Duncan both seasons. He won the Jayihawk Juco Conference 120-yard highs itle two years in a row. He was also JJC king one season a the 220-yard lows — am vent no longer run by the iucos. The Garden Citian also play ed two seasons of basketball as forward for the Broncbustors: 1955-56 and 1956-57. By co incidence, his juco cage coach both .seasons was Don Taley — father of hurdler Ron Talley who 'finally erased Kent's long-time 120-yard' highs record. "In 1955-56 (my frosli season), the Busters went to the national cage tourney. I remember we beat Ark City Juco in the regional to win the national berth. Airk City was rated No. 1 in the country when we beat thorn. It was quite a season for us — and we took llth in the nationals." Ron Talley tied Hummer's school record once this season •then broke it. Talley tied the mark (15.4 seconds') in winning the event at the Panhandle State College Invitational at Good well, Ofcla. On May 14, Talley won the event at the annual juco re- jer than ard. the previous s-tand- Talley wemt on to compete in. toe national jiico meet at Mesa, Ariz., though >he didn't place here. -The r/peedy Talley also broke 'the GCJG record for the gruel- ling 440-yard intermediate hurdles .three different times this spring. He wound up with the record himself: 56.4 seconds. Talley plans to go on to a four-year college and compete in track: he's undecided where to go so far. He was also an outstanding hurdler in high school here, placing fouirth in the state in the lows as a senior for the Buffaloes. Cunningham tied the old 15.4- seconds record of Hummer twice this spring. First. time was in the Northwest Oklahoma State College meet at Alva, soon alter Talley's 15.4 clocking at Goodwell. Cunningham won it at Alva. In the regionals, Cunningham placed third in the race where Talley won in school- record time of 15.2. Cunningham was clocked in 15.4, matching the old Hummer time again. Cunningha/m is fi'om the small north-central Kansas community of Wilson. He will be back for another year of action for Co>ach Dorm Baylors' Busters next spring. Thus he has a number of chances at Taley's new records. He set the state Class A high school 120-yard high hurdles record as a junior, winning the state crown in 15.0 seconds. As a senior he clocked 14.7 at state, but placed second. He sitill holds the Class A state indoor low hurdles record. Hv miner's name is still on the GCJC record books. He did the" 220-yard low hurdles in 24.3 seconds in 1957. Juco hurdlers no longer run that event. LOS 'ANGELES (AP) -r Them was widespread speculation today that veteran forward Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers would be named coach afxthe NaiUonial Basketball 'As- eociaition team after Joe Mulaney was fired. The Lakers, with a lengthy history as a bridesmaid in NBA Championship playoffs but never a bride, announced Thursday MuJlaney was,being "removed" and offered 'him an executive position. 'Mullaney, in a^ statement re* leased through the club, said be «• reluotanitly dedined" <fee of- V- ier. to become an executive, vice president as head of scouting. He said he had "tendered my formal resignation to the club.": General manager Fred Sdhaus raid be hoped to'name a new coach shortly and the name of Baylor, the often injured 6-foot-5 star, began popping up. The club refused comment. ' • ,'•'.'' . ' .' Baylor has bad a series of knee and groin injuries which have stalked him in recent years. Then, last Dec. 2, the 36- year-old former Seattle University All-Amierican underwent surgery for a torn AcWlel ten- don. He said the University of Washington has contacted Mm concerning the head coaching posit, now vacant there, but Baylor has refused comment on bis future plans. The Lakers were successful under Mullaney, though injuries prevented .them this past season of making much headway in the NBA playoffs. The previous year, Mullaney's first in the NBA, Los Angefes extended New York to seven games before losing the title. "Nothing short of a championship wil please Jack Kent Cooke," said one Laker source of the volatile owner of the team. And that's one of th» reasons Baylor's "name has been mentioned. If Baylor was chosen, he'd be the first non-college coach named to head the team since it came west from Minneapolis. Schaus, of West Virginia, was the first Los Angeles coach and when he became general manager, Bill van Breda-Kolff. of Princeton was chosen to succeed him. Mullaney was the third college draftee of Cooke, coming from Providence. Announcing Hie Second Annual Garden City INSURANCE YOUTH CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT to be held at Garden City Country Club, June 11,1971 Tee off time 9 am. Rain date June 18,1971 Entry open to all area mate amattur gotten who will not roach thoir 18th birthday boforo Midnight, August 20, 1971 Championship, First and Second flights Trophies awarded in all flights. (18 holes all flights) LOW MEDALIST WILL COMPETE FOR STATE and NATIONAL HONORS Intry blank* may b* obtained from your local Indopoirioiit Insurance Aaont. Entrta accompanied by $2 entry fee may be mailed to P.O. lo« *91. Garden City and must be eeitmarked or received by midnight June 8. SPONSORED IY THE GARDEN CITY INSURANCE IOARD

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