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Page Four MOPfc (AHK.) STAR Monday, September 2, 1074 Hope Sports Cardinals'Brock steals four bases By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Today's lesson in larceny comes from Lou Brock, base stealer extraordinaire: "I just wait for a spot, pick it—and take it." That formula for success helped Brock swipe four bases in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants Sunday, giving him 98 for the season. Maury Wills' single-season standard of 104 is about as safe as those voyagers on the Titanic. Brock's four steals Sunday moved him into second place on the stolen base list, eclipsing Ty Cobb's 96 thefts in 1915. Only Wills, who swiped 104 in 1962, remains for Brock 'to catch. Elsewhere in the National league Sunday, las Angeles beat Pittsburgh 6-2, Philadelphia blasted Houston 8-1, New York blanked Atlanta 3-0, Cincinnati edged Montreal 2-1 and Chicago defeated San Diego 4-1. Bob Gibson scattered seven hits and two errors by San Francisco's Dave Kingman helped the cCards to four unearned runs, but Brock's Baseball Scores By The Associated Press American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 72 60 .545 — New York 70 62 .530 2 Baltimore 67 65 .508 5 Cleveland 65 66 .496 6% Milwaukee 64 70 .478 9 Detroit 62 71 .466 10% West Oakland 77 57 .575 Kan City 69 64 .519 7% Texas 70 65 .519 7% Minnesota 66 68 .493 11 Chicago 65 69 .485 12 California 52 82 .388 25 Saturday Games Milwaukee 6, California 5 Minnesota 6, Boston 2 Detroit 7, Oakland 3 Baltimore 3, Kansas City 2 Texas 2, Cleveland 0 New York 18, Chicago 6 Sunday's Games Oakland 5, Detroit 3 Minnesota 9, Boston 6 New York 7, Chicago 5 Milwaukee 3, California 1 Baltimore 7, Kansas City 1 Texas 10, Cleveland 3. Monday's Games Milwaukee (Colborn 8-11 and Rodriguez 6-4) at New York (May 5-2 and Tidrow 11-10), 2 Boston (Tiant 20-9 and Marichal 5-1 or Pole 0-0) at Baltimore (Grimsley 15-12 and Cuellar 16-10), 2 Cleveland (G. Perry 17-9) at Detroit (Holdsworth 0-2), N Chicago (Wood 19-16) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 10-4), N California (Quintana 2-1 or Tanana 9-15) at Oakland (Ab-- bott 5-4), N Minnesota (IJecKer 13-11) at Texas (Bibby 18-15),N Tuesday's Games Cleveland at Detroit, N Chicago at Kansas City, N California at Oakland, N Minnesota at Texas, N Only games scheduled TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BAITING (350 at bats)— Garr, All, .356; Zisk, Pgh, .329. RUNS—Morgan, Cin, 95; Schmidt, Phi, 94. RUNS BATTED IN-Bench, Cin, 105; Schmidt, Phi, 99. HITS-Garr, Atl, 202; Garvey, LA, 173. DOUBLES-Bench, Cin,c32; Rose, Cm, 32; A.Oliver, Pgh, ill. TRIPLES-Garr, All, 16; A.Oliver, Pgh, 11. HOME RUNS-Schmidt, Phi, 33; Wynn, LA, 29. STOLEN BASES—Brock, St. I.. 98; Lopes, LA, 55. PITCHING (13 Decisions)John, LA, 13-3, .813, 2.58 Caldwell, SF, 13-3, .813, 2.97. STRIKEOUTS—Carlton. Phi, 192; Messrsrnth, LA, 1.81. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— Carew, Min, .369; Orta, Chi, .319. RUNS—D.Allen, Chi, 83; Ystrzmski, Bsn, 81. HUNS BATTED IN—Burroughs, Tex, 108; Bando, Oak, aa. HITS—Carew, Min, 185: T.Davis, Bal, 149; Money, Mil, 149. DOUBLES—Rudi, Oak, 34; McHae, KC, 33. TRIPLES—Rivers, Cal, 11; Otis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS—D.Allen, Chi, 32: K.Jackson, Oak, 27. National League East W L Pet. GB Pittsburgh 70 63 .526 St. I/ouis 69 65 .515 1% Philaphia 66 67 .496 4 Montreal 61 70 .466 8 New York 60 71 .458 9 Chicago 55 75 .423 13% West I-os Angeles 84 49 .632 I Cincinnati 81 53 .604 3% Atlanta 73 61 .545 11% Houston 68 65 .511 16 San Fran 60 74 .448 24% San Diego 50 s 84 .373 34% Saturday's Games San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2 New York 6, Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 10, Montreal 3 Philadelphia 10, Houston 6 Pittsburgh 4, Los Angeles 3 Only games scheduled Sunday's Games Philadelphia 8, Houston 1 New York 3, Atlanta 0 Montreal 2,< Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 8, San Francisco 1 Chicago 4, San Diego 1 Los Angeles 6, Pittsburgh 2 Monday's Games Philadelphia (Carlton 14-9 and Schueler 8-13) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 14-9 and Kison 67), 2 San Diego (Grief 6-16 and Jones 7-18) at Atlanta (P. Niekro 15-11 and Reed 8-8), 2 Montreal (Walker 2-4) at St. Louis (McGlothen 15-8) New York (Matlack 11-10) at Chicago Bonham 10-17) Cincinnati (T. Carroll 4-1) at Houston (Dierker 8-8),N San Francisco (Barr 10-8) at IAS Angeles (Messersmith 165), N Tuesday's Games New York at Chicago San Diego at Atlanta, N Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N Montreal at St. Louis, N Cincinnati at Houston, N San Francisco at Los Angeles, N Victoria clinches 3rd title By The Associated Press Victoria clinched the Eastern division title in the Texas League Sunday night by splitting a doubleheader with Shreveport, winning the first game 7-4 and losing the second 1-0. It was Manager Joe Frazier's thu'd division championship in four years. The team moved to Victoria from Memphis, Tenn., for the 1974 season. In other games, Midland beat San Antonio 4-2 and El Paso downed Amarillo 7-4. A twin bill at Little Rock between Arkansas and Alexandria were postponed because of ram. Ron Diggle hit a two-run triple to pace thu Victoria Toros in the opener. After clinching the title HI the first game, Frazier gave some of his regulars a rest. Randy Trapp thus broke a 134-game streak in STOLEN BASES--North, Oak, 46; Patek, KC, 31. PITCHING (13 Decisions)— Atzmoms, KC, 10-4, .714, 3.05 riant, Bsn, 20-9, .690, 2.87 STRIKEOUTS—N.K>an, Cal, 304, Blyleven, Minn 204 thievery was the main attraction. Dodgers 4. Pirates 2 Two-run homers by Steve Yeager and Da?« Lopes in the sixth inning powered Los Angeles past Pittsburgh in a battle of National r league division leaders. Don Sutton, 13-9,. got the victory, with ninth-inning relief help from Mike Marshall. Dock Ellis, 11-9 took the loss, his first since July 10 Phils 8, Astros 1 Philadelphia's Dick Ruthven fired a three-hitter and rapped two singles and a double himself. Del Unser collected three hits and Mike Schmidt slammed his 33rd homer of the season to highlight Philadelphia's 13-hit attack. Expos 2, Reds 1 Mike Torrez, 11-8, fired a Pro Football By The Associated Press World Football League Eastern Division W LHT Pet. PF PA Florida 620 .750 155 111 New York5 3 0 .625 180 125 Philaphia4 4 0 .500 203 144 Jacksonv 350 .375 146 149 Central Division BirmhamS 0 0 1.000 226 131 Chicago 620 .750 220 179 Memphis 6 2 0 .750 246 175 Detroit 080 .000 138 236 Western Division S. Calif 5 3 0 .625 184 146 Houston 3 5 1 .389 82 158 Hawaiians2 7 0 .222 166 264 Portland 0 7 1 .063 98 212 Sunday's Games Hawaiians 33, Houston 15 Monday's Games Memphis at Jacksonville, N Philadelphia at New York, N Portland at Detroit at London, Ont., N Florida at Birmingham, N Chicago at Southern California, N Thursday, September 5 Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 'Friday, September 6 Florida at New York, N Southern California at Detroit, N Houston at Memphis, N Hawaiians at Portland Saturday, September 7 Chicago at Birmingham, N five-hitter and Ron Hunt scored twice for the Expos, once after being hit with a pitch for the 14th time this year and w4lst time of his career. He was hit by a pitch from Don Gullett leading off the, third and scored on singles by Bob Bailey and Ron Woodsm Mets 3, Braves 0 Tug McGraw, making only his second start of the season, fired the first shutout of his major league career by stopping Atlanta on five hits. The Mets got a run in the fourth on singles by John Milner and Rusty Staub and a sacrifice fly by Benny Ayala, then added two in the fifthm Cubs 4, Padres 1 The Cubs scored three runs in the first inning, two on an Andy thornton homer, and sailed past the Padres behind the combined six-hit pitching of Rick Reuschel and Oscar Zamora. which he had played the whole game. Duane Espy won the second game for Shreveport by scoring on Dan Thomas' sacrifice fly. Midland pushed three runs across the plate in the first inning. Wayne Tyrone singled home one and Ken Poppy doubled home another. Tonight El Paso is at Amarillo, San Antonio at Midland and Shreveport at Victoria, while Arkansas will be host to Alexandria in a double header. American League scores: Oakland 5, Detroit 3; Minnesota 9, Boston 6; New York 7, Chicago 5; Milwaukee 3, California 1; Baltimore 7, Kansas City 1, and Texas 10, Cleveland 3. Rubinski leads SS to victory SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Fullback Mike Rubinski rushed for 132 yards on 22 carries Saturday night as Southern State College whipped Baptist Christian College 40-0. "''' ' BBC was fielding its first football team. The Muleriders first scored on the last play of the first quarter when Rubinski capped a 45-yard drive by plunging over from the one. Ed McConnell .kicked the extra point. Southern State scored two touchdowns in the second quarterback to make the score 21-0. A 50-yard drive took 12 plays as halfback Harold Williams carried over from the eight. The point after attempt was good. Quarterback Russ Bechtelhi- ner then moved Southern State 48 yards in seven plays, which included an 18-yard pass to Ed Choat. McConnell's PAT was good. Rubinski scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter with a 22-yard run. The PAT was blocked. In the fourth quarter, Southd ern State went 60 yards in eight plays with Leonard Nichols scoring on a 22-yard run. McConnell's kick was good. The Muleriders ended the scoring when quarterback Steve Lamb went over from the five, ending a 51-yard drive. The PAT failed. Red Sox and Yankees bang away By HERSCHEL NiSSENSON AP Sports Writer The Boston Red Sox, front- runners in the American league's East Division, and the tailgating New York Yankees made valiant efforts to blow big leads Sunday. The Red Sox succeeded. "Good!" said Bill Virdon, whose surging Yankees downed the Chicago White Sox 7-5 less than 10 minutes before the Red Sox succumbed to the Minnesota Twins 9-6 when pinch hitter Bob Darwin singled home the lying run in the ninth inning and Pat Bourque followed with a three-run homer. "Now that makes it two games out," Virdon added. Elsewhere, the Oakland A's stretched their lead in the AL West to 7% games over Kansas City by defeating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 while the Royals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 7-1, the Texas Rangers routed the Cleveland Indians 10-3 and the Milwaukee Brewers shaded the California Angels 3-1. Sandy Alomar and Chris Chambliss had three hits apiece for the Yankees who rapped out 14 safeties. The Yanks wrapped it up with a four-run fifth inning that kayoed Bart Johnson, who had pitched two consecutive shutouts. Pat Dobson blanked the White Sox until Jorge Orta's two-run triple in the seventh. Twins 9, Red Sox 6 After cutting a 6-2 Boston lead to 6-5 with three runs in the seventh, the Twins pulled it out after Tony Oliva opened the ninth with a single off reliever Diego Segui. Eric Soderholm sacrificed and Steve Braun walked before Darwin singled to score pinch runner Luis Cromez with the tying run. Bourque smashed Segui's next pitch for his second homer of the season. A's 5, Tigers 3 Oakland tagged Mickey Lolich for three runs in the first inning, two on a homer by Sal Bando, and Catfish Hunter became a 21-game winner for the fourth consecutive season with eighth-inning help from Rollie Fingers. Gene • Tenace also homered for the A's. Detroit' Reggie Sanders, in his first time at bat in the major leagues, smacked a pitch from Hunter into the upper deck in left field in the second inning Orioles 7, Royals 1 .... Dave McNally scattered seven hits and Enos Cabell and Earl Williams led a 14-hit attack against Steve Busby and two KC relievers that helped the defending champion Orioles pull within five games of Boston in the AL East. Brewers 3, Angels 1 George Scott's two-out bloop double triggered a three-run first-inning rally for the Brewers after the Angels scored in the top of the inning. Jim Slaton settled down after a shaky start and pitched a seven-hitter. Rangers 10, Indians 3 Cesar Tovar's three-run double capped an eight-run third inning—six of them unearned thanks to two Cleveland errors—that enabled the Rangers to rout the Indians. National League scores: Los Angeles 6, Pittsburgh 2; Montreal 2, Cincinnati 1; St. Louis 8, San Francisco 1; Philadelphia 8, Houston 1; New York 3, Atlanta 0; Chicago 4, San Diego 1. Coaches pleased with Hogs U.S. leading in swimming meet By ERIC PREWITT AP Sports Writer CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — The United States remained on top in the swimming world and East Germany's national team was in Disneyland today trying to forget a sobering defeat. "We lost by 98 points three years ago and by only 53 this time. That certainly is good progress," East German Coach Rudolph Schramme said Sunday night after U.S. swimmers wrapped up a 198-145 dual meet victory. "We had no right to beat them by that much, but we did it," said Ron Ballatoren men's coach of the U.S. team, after the final night's session featur- ipg five world record performances. The most dramatic fall was that .of Roland Matthes, the East German backstroke specialist who had one of the most incredible winning streaks in the history of the sport. Matthes had not lost a backstroke race since 1967, but 18- year-old John Naber of Menlo Park, Calif., beat him twice here. The University of Southern California athlete passed the Olympic champion and world record holder just before the finish of the 100-meter backstroke Sunday night to win in 57.74 seconds. John Hencken of Santa Clara, Calif, was the meet's only double world record breaker. The Stanford swimmer lowered his records in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke, winning the 200 Sunday night in 2:18.21. The record breaking on the final night began with a 3:25.17 time by the U.S. 400 freestyle relay foursome of Andy Coan, Jim Montgomery, Mike Bottom and Tom Hickcox. The 16-year- old Coan, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., led off with a 51.23 leg which was .01 second off Mark Spitz' world record for 100 meters. Rosemarie Kother lowered her world record in the 100 butterfly, winning in 1:01.88; Ulrike Richter improved her world mark in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.98, and Renate Vogel reclaimed the world record in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:12.28 victory. Those were the only world record performances in the meet by the East Germans, who stopped off at Disneyland and a Los Angeles movie studio today before heading home. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said following a major scrimmage by the Razorbacks here Saturdy that he was pleased with the blocking of the first-string offensive line, but he said the second-string unit was hurt by penalties. Broyles said the defensive unit did not appear to have made as much progress as the offense. He said this was mainly because the Razorbacks recently began to work against an offensive scheme similar to that run by Arkansas' opening opponent, Southern Cal. Vaugh Lusby, a 5-foot-ll, 185- pound freshman from Lawton, Okla., made 223 yards on 13 carries, including three touchdowns during the scrimmage. Teddy Barnes, a 5-foot-9 180- pound junior, had 112 yards on 14 carries. 0. C. Jackson, a Dallas freshman listed at 5 feet 8,170 pounds, had 104 yards on 11 carries. Starting halfbacks Ike Forte and Barnabus White were withheld from scrimmage due to slight muscle pulls, Broyles said. "I was very impressed with the execution of our quarterbacks," Broyles said. "They handled the option to near perfection. If this type of offense is going to be successful, we have to do this: "Both Scott Bull and Mark Miller did the best jobs they've done since they've been at Arkansas, in my opinion," he added. Brock may break record SAN FRANCISCO (AP) "The time is ripe to break the record," said St. Louis Cardinals' speedster Lou Brock after he proved that point emphatically against the San Francisco Giants. The 35-year-old Brock stole the Giants blind Sunday and became the second-best single- season base thief in baseball history with 98 after streaking to four steals in an 8-1 rout. Brock stole second in the third inning and .equaled; Ty Cob'b's once-legendary 96 thefts in the sixth. Then he crowned his brilliant performance by stealing second and third in the eighth in pursuit of Maury Wills' record. Wills, who stole 104 bases in 1962, didn't record No. 98 until the Dodger's 157th game Sept. 25. Brock's No. 98 came in the Cardinals' 134th contest—and his 126th. The Hope Booster Club will have a "Meet the Bobcats" night at Hammons Stadium Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Coach Lawrence Hutson and other staff coaches will be introduced to the public along with the players. Afterwards, the Bobcats will hold a work-out under the lights. Fans will get their first glimspe of the Bobcat brochure which will,^ go on sale for the first' limb." ' The brochure will have a brief run-down on each player along with their picture. Everyone is urged to buy theirs early for there is only a limited supply. All parents and boosters are urged to attend their first look at the 1974 Bobcats. Cockroft leads Browns over Bengals By GEORGE STRODE AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A strange name appeared in the passing statistics of the Cleveland Browns' 21-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals: Don Cockroft, one-for-one, 12 yards. The Cleveland kicking specialist's pass to Van Green Sunday proved to be an integral part of the Browns' feverish comeback, producing two touchdowns in the last 30 seconds of the National Football League exhibition. Cockroft's pass from punt formation on a fourth-and-10 situation at the Browns' 48 caught the Bengals off guard. The play gained 12 yards and kept alive a touchdown drive capped by Billy Pritchett's two- yard burst with 30 seconds to go- Milt Morin's 19-yard touchdown reception from Mike Phipps won the game 24 seconds later. Another gamble, a recovered onside kickoff by Mark Ilgenfritz, launched the Browns on tneir winning touchdown drive. The Bengals' scoring came on one-yard runs by Doug Dressier and Charles "Boobie" Clark in the second quarter and a 40-yard Horst Muhlmann field goal with 5% minutes to play. Greg Pruitt squirted 94 yards Broyles optimistic over Razorbacks FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Coach Frank Brovles told a group of touring Southwest Conference sportswriters here Saturday that it is easy to be optimistic about the 1974 Razorbacks. "lx)ok at the size and speed of some of the players," he said 'We don't have a position where we don't have a good player." Broyles said the players are optumstif because they feel they have made progress. "The paramount cause for good ma- role is them seeing improvement," he said. He talked about the Razorbacks pluses — the defense, experienced offensive linemen and the wealth of running backs. Bro>les used defensive back Tommy Hams as an example of improvement: "Ht's graceful now. He's two \ears older and he a played two >(.'urs Now lie iniciYt-pLs a pass Lhi.il he would have dropped He breaks at the last minute and knocks down a pass that would have been complete a year ago. This type of improvement gives you optimisim." Muscle came up several tunes during the news conference, and Arkansas has it up and down the line. "We may, in size and speed, come close to what Southern Cal and Oklahoma State threw at us last year," Broyles said. He said the most noticeable unprovement was that for the first time siiwp 19 7 0 Arkansas wouiu have experienced offensive linemen with size and speed. Broyles repeated his plan to play more than one quarterback. "Regardless of who is in there, we don't want it to be a big deal " he said. "We don't want one of them to be an underdog with the team or the fans V \ want it to be a matter of tad. When we line up against Southern C'al it's not going to matter who the quarterback is." The possibilities are Mark Miller, Scott Bull and Mike Kirkland — all juniors who Broyles said fit the "same mold of the clean-cut athlete." Arkansas abandoned the wishbone offense early last season because of a lack of depth at running back. The Razorbacks have the needed depth this year and will return to the full house tJroyles decribed junior college transfer Ike Forte, who will start at right halfback, as a "quality player who could play for most any team in America." The coach said Barnabus White, the front runner at the other halfback, is "the most pleasant surprise in recent years at a position where we needed help." After spring practice, Broyles' biggest worry on defense was linebacker, That situation has improved. Dennis Winston, a standout as a tresu- man defensive end, has been moved to linebacker along with Marvin Daily. "We're quite pleased with Daily's performance," Broyles said. "He could be a key man in our defense.... Winston can run, really run." Broyles said junior college transfer Waymon Hawkins and freshman Leotis Harris give Arkansas much needed strength at nose guard. Freshman Steve Little may also win a job as kicking specialist. "We have lost a consid- erble number of games in the past few years on one-phase or another of the kicking game," Broyles said. "If we had had this team four or five years ago, we would have been the conference favorite ''Broylesadded."Ibe- lieve we should be picked third or fourth with definitely an outside chance to win the conference." with a kickoff return for Cleveland's only touchdown prior to the last minute heroics. The next-to-last weekend of the NFL exhibition season will wind up tonight in San Francisco when the 49ers, 0-4, play the Oakland Raiders, 3-1, in a nationally televised contest. San Francisco rookie Wilbur Jackson, a No. 1 draft choice from Alabama, will get a chance to make his NFL rushing debut against the tough Oakland defenders. Jackson is coming off an ankle injury. The Raiders, meanwhile, will start prize rookie Dave Caspar, a Notre Dame tight end drafted No. 2. In NFL action Saturday, Min- • nesota beat St. Louis 14-10, Los Angeles defeated San Diego 3016, New Orleans upset the New York Jets 24-7, Philadelphia downed the New York Giants 24-21, Atlanta crushed Baltimore 23-7. Dallas topped Kansas City 25-16, Denver trimmed New England 27-21 and Houston pounded Chicago 37-20. Reserve quarterback James Harris notched the triumph for Ix»s Angeles, 4-1, against San Diego, 2-3, with two fourth- Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. 2 3 4 5 6 7 quarter TD passes—a 12-yarder to Les Josephson and a nine- yarder to Pat Curran. New Orleans, 2-3, beat the Jets, 2-3, on three touchdowns in the fourth quarter—Jess Phillips' two-yard plungen linebacker Rick Kingrea's 25-yard fumble ret dwand Bobby Scott's eight-yard run. Tom Sullivan's eight-yard scoring run with 70 seconds left gave Philadelphia, 2-3, its victory against the Giants, 2-3. Quarterback Pat Sullivan led Atlanta, 3-2, past Baltimore, 13, by completing 14 of 25 passes. Dallas, 3-2, tripped Kansas City, 2-3, on Calvin Hill's one- yard TD plunge after a 49-yard pass interference call against Jim Marsalis. Denver, 4-1, needed a one- yard touchdown dive by sub QB John Hufnagel in the final quarter to defeat New England, 3-2. Lynn Dickey fired touchdown passes to Ken Burrough—22 yards—and Jerry Broadnax—55 yards—to lead Houston, 3-2, by Chicago, 1-4. Major MUwr Major Minor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 35 20 05 55 8 Sunday 8:45 9:40 10:35 12:30 1:20 2:10 3:00 3:50 4:45 6:00 6:45 7:30 8:20 9:10 10:00 10:55 12:10 12:55 1:40 2:30 3:20 4:10 5:05

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