Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 7, 1974 · Page 6
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Page Six HOPE (Attk.) STAR Saturday, September 7, I9t4? Hope Star Sport s Baseball Scores By The Associated Press American League By The Associated Press East National League W L Pet. GB East New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit 73 72 72 67 67 63 63 65 65 69 72 74 .537 .526 .526 .493 .482 .460 - W L Pet. 1% 1% 6 m W/2 West Oakland Texas Kan City Chicago Minnesota California 80 73 69 69 68 54 Friday's 59 67 68 70 70 85 .576 .521 .504 .496 .493 .388 Pittsburgh St. I/)uis Philaphia New York Montreal Chicago 74 73 38 63 61 55 63 65 70 72 74 80 .540 .529 .493 .467 .452 .407 GB — 2R 6% 10 12 18 — West 7V4 10 11 HVfe 26 Results \jos Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego 86 83 77 70 63 50 51 55 62 67 75 89 .628 .601 .554 .511 .457 .360 — 3% 10 16 23% 37 Baltimore 2-1, Cleveland 0-0 New York 6, Detroit 2,6% ind nings, rain; 2nd r;ame ppd., rain Milwaukee 2, Boston 0 California 4, Chicago 2 Texas 5, Oakland 4, 11 innings Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Baltimore (Grimsley 16-12) at Cleveland (G. Perry 18-9), Milwaukee (Colborn 8-12) at Boston (Cleveland 9-12) Detroit (Fryman 5-7 and Walker 4-3) at New York (Gura 1-0 and May 6-2), 2 Texas (Bibby 18-16) at Oakland (Abbott 5-4) Minnesota (Decker 14-11) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 10-4), N Chicago (Kucek 1-0) at California (Ryan 17-15), N Sunday's Games Baltimore at Cleveland Milwaukee at Boston Detroit at New York Minnesota at Kansas City Texas at Oakland Chicago at California New President of the American Basketball Association is Dick Tinkham of Indiana. 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. A.M. Major Minor 9:40 Date Sept. Day 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 10:35 11:30 12:50 1:45 2:40 3:35 4:25 3:50 4:45 5:50 6:40 7:35 8:30 9:25 10:15 11:00 P.M. Major 10:00 10:55 11:55 12:25 1:25 2:20 3:15 4:10 4:55 Minor 4:10 5:05 6:15 7:10 8:05 9:00 10:00 10:40 11:30 Can't get runs says Tiant Friday's Results Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3 San Francisco 2, Atlanta 0 Los Angeles 3, Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 1 St. Louis 3, New York 0 Houston 4, San Diego 3 Saturday's Games San Diego (Jones 7-19) at Houston (Griffin 12-8) Philadelphia (Carlton 14-10) at Chicago (Bonham 10-18) Los Angeles (Messersmith 166) at Cincinnati (Kirby 9-8) New York (Matlack 12-10) at St. Louis (Gibson 8-12), N Montreal (Torrez 11-8) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 15-9), N San Francisco (Barr 11-8) at Atlanta (P. Niekro 16-11 ),N Sunday's Games Montreal at Pittsburgh San Francisco at Atlanta Philadelphia at Chicago Los Angeles at Cincinnati New York at St. Louis San Diego at Houston New York area businessmen Ozzie and Daniel Silna, Donald Schupak and Harry Weltman are the new owners of the Carolina team in the American Basketball Association. By KEN RAPPOPORt AP SjwHs Writer "We're playing good baseball but we just can't get any runs, that's all," Luis Tiant said Football scores High School By The Associated Press LR Central 13, Marianna 0 Pine Bluff 22, Forrest City 7 West Memphis 13, LR Hall 6 LR Catholic 27, LR Mills 14 NLR Northeast 27, Conway7 Texarkana, Tex., 14, Texarkana, Ark., 0 Hot Springs 21, Malvern 0 FS Southside 14, NLR Ole Main 0 Mountain Home i8, Marshall 0 . Blytheville 13, Helena 7 Springdale 16, Spiro, Okla., 0 Fayetteville 14, Bentonville 6 Russellville 20, Benton 12 Van Buren 35, Alma 0 Searcy 27, Joe T. Robinson 13 Stuttgart 14, Morrilton 12 Paragould 19, Wilson Rivercrest 0 Camden 27, Camden Fair-view 0 Berryville 21, Huntsville 14 McGehee 18, Dermott 0 Wynne 27, Newport 0 Warren 18, Lake Village 13 Horatio 12, Bismarck 0 Mountain Pine 7, Mount Ida 6 Harding Academy 35, Woodlawn 0 Star City 9, Dumas 6 Watson Chapel 27, White Hall 7 Lakeside 34, Lake Hamilton 0 Eudora 14, Grady 0 Rison 18, Fordyce 6 Hamburg 35, Monticello 0 Earle 46, Cross County 0 Highland 13, Thayer, Mo., 0 Gravette 49, Decatur 16 Greenbrier 35, Lamar 0 Clarksville 14, Lincoln 0 Corning 41, Greene County Tech 0 Turrell 42, Hoxie 6 Booneville 30, Charleston 0 Stamps 12, Lewisville 0 Pocahontas 27, Gosnell 0 Greenwood 21, Ozark 21, tie Paris 14, Dardanelle 7 Ashdown 17, Hope 0 Lepanto 21, Osceola 6 Magnet Cove 38, Glen Rose 6 Nashville 7, DeWitt 6 Danville 20, West Fork 7 Bobcats lose 17-0 to Ashdown The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Hope Bobcats 17 to 0 before a capacity crowd at Hammon Field. The Panthers capitalized on a blocked punt early in the game for 6 points, was forced to settle for a field goal when their drive was halted on the Bobcat 8. Late in the game Ashdown scored again after recovering a Hope fumble. after the Boston Red Sox were beaten 2-0 by the Milwaukee Brewers and dropped 1% games off the pace of the New York Yankees in the American League East. The Red Sox, once runaway leaders in the East with a seven-game lead just last Aug. 23, thus continued to fizzle while the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles continued to sizzle. The Yankees held onto first place with a 6*2 decision over the Detroit Tigers in the rain- shortened, 6Vfe-inning first game of a doubleheader. The Orioles blanked the Cleveland Indians twice, 2-0 and 3-0, recording their fifth straight shutout for an American League record. Baltimore moved into a tie with Boston for second placei In the other American League games, the California Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-2 and the Texas Rangers nipped the Oakland A's 5-4 in 11 innings. Ken Berry and George Scott cracked run-scoring singles and Milwaukee's Jim Slaton and Tom Murphy combined on a four-hitter, carrying Milwaukee over Boston. For the Red Sox, it was the fourth time they have been shutout in their last five games. Slaton, 11-14, was staked to a 1-0 lead when Don Money led off the game with a double off the left field wall and scored on Berry's single. Tiant, 20-11, then stopped the Brewers until the eighth, when singles by Pedro Garcia, Don Money and Scott produced an insurance run. Since winning his 20th game of the season, Tiant has lost his last three starts — by 3-0, 1-0 and 1-0 scores. Yankees 6, Tigers 2 Otto Velez, playing for the first time in more than three weeks, singled home two runs off Mickey Lolich in the first inning and New York went on to beat Detroit in a game ended by rain after 6% innings. The nightcap of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed and reset as part of a twinbill Saturday. Orioles 2-1, Indians 0-0 Dave McNally fired a three- hitter and Enos Cabell hit his first homer of the season to leadBaltimore'sfirst-game vio» tory. The Orioles completed their shutout sweep as Mike Cuellar pitched a five-hitter. Cuellar, 18-10, won the second game in the seventh inning against rookie Jim Kern, 0-1, making his major league debut. Mark Belanger singled with one out and, one out later, Rich Coggins doubled into the right field corner for the gamewining run. Ira Berkow A gentle giant comes back By Ira Berkow NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK - (NEA) - Bald as brass, he has done hair shampoo commercials. Mild-mannered, he is known as "Killer." Second only to Babe Ruth in number of homers per times at bat, he remains relatively anonymous. Aging, after a 20-year big-league career, he was recently given up for dead as a ballplayer — yet is again rattling fences. Me is the baddest ghost going,. Harmon Killebrew is a burst of contradictions. He has indeed made an impact, but as quietly as the Abominable Snowman. He is gracious, smiling, gleaming (check his shiny pate), bland but awesome. He is fifth in all-time home runs hit (nearly 560) behind Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Frank Robinson. However, most impressively, he has hit a home run better than once every 14 trips to the plate. Only Ruth's one for 11.76 at-bats is better. ("Pretty fast company," is as much as Killebrew says on the matter.) As this season began, though, it looked like curtains for "killer" Killebrew. He was 38 years old, had in 1973 his lowest major league homer total since 1955, five, after having suffered torn cartilage in his left knee. Last winter, Twins' owner Calvin Griffith, the notorious curmudgeon, callously chose to cut Killebrew's $90,000 salary. (Meanwhile, Killebrew, though embarrassed, worked with weights to strengthen his knee.) A Twins' highlight film was released and there was no Killebrew to be seen on it; the one-time hero was being transformed into a nonperson. In spring training, more woe: He tore ligaments in his right shoulder and progress back was slow. He had been the rock of the team for nearly two decades, but now at first base he covered as much ground as the Rock of Gibraltar. As the season got underway, he was hitting poorly. The Twins called up a new, big young first baseman named Craig Kusick. Now Killebrew was spending most of his time switching off with Tony Oliva as the team's right-handed designated hitter. These were bleak but still stoic times for Killebrew, who had been making mush out of fast balls since he was a teenager in the semipro leagues around his hometown of Payette, Ida. (He had been discovered when Idaho Senator Herman Welker went back to Washington and told his friend, then Senators'owner Clark Griffith, about this kid Killebrew in his constituency.) This June, as the snows began to melt in Minnesota, and the sun warmed his virtually Pleistocene bones, Killebrew grew renewed. He would step into the batter's box and take his cut as of old, his massive torso and back and forearms leveling into the pitch like a no-nonsense lumberjack felling a great oak. From the mid-July All-Star game until the last week in August, he hit around .350 and had busted for the season 11 home runs. He was given a "day" at home in Metropolitan Stadium (he agreed to it only if his gifts were sent to a Children's Hospital in Utah and "day" money donated to a leukemia-research lab in Minneapolis). He got two singles that day, driving in two runs and scoring the winning run. But surely his most satisfying hit this season, and ranking certainly among his career favorites, came at the end of July in Anaheim against the California Angels. It was the second game of a doubleheader. The Angels, THE "KILLER" AT WORK: Dick Williams choked on his mustache. with new manager Dick Williams, had lost 14 straight home games. They had been winning this one 8-4 going into the eighth inning. Then Bobby Darwin hit a three-run homer. Now, with two outs, the Angels winning by only 8-7, Killebrew came up to pinch-hit. Williams strode out to the mound to change pitchers. He imperiously signalled for his fire-balling ace, Smokin' Nolan Ryan. This was Ryan's first relief appearance this season. It seemed to some that Williams was saying, okay, now we'll show 'em, our young pheenom'll turn that fat old man to butter. On a 2-2 pitch, Killebrew swung mightily and ripped a high hard one so far so fast it crashed into the left field seats before anyone hardly even heard the crack of the bat. The Twins' bench went wild. Later, Steve Braun, the youthful Twins' third baseman, said it was the biggest thrill of his life. Killebrew himself was so tickled that a Tittle grin could be spied as he creaked lumberingly home. "And Dick Williams," recalled Pat Reusse, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press sportswriter covering the game, "I think Dick Williams choked on his mustache." Americans going for Fire tonight The Prescott Curly Wolves eased past Arkadelphia 18 to 14 in a hard fought battle. All you got to do is ask By The Associated Press The Birmingham Americans go after their 10th consecutive World Football League triumph tonight, less than a day after the Detroit Wheels suffered their 10th consecutive loss. As the WFL season reaches its halfway mark, the undefeated Americans take on the red-hot Chicago Fire, 7-2, for the second time in 10 days. Birmingham will be trying to preserve its unblemished record and a two-game lead over Chicago and the Memphis South- men in the Central Division while Memphis will be playing a Houston Texans team recently shaken up by Coach Jim Garrett. The games round out a strange . week bn_ the WFL schedule in which all 12 teams played two games. Friday night, the Southern California Sun tripped the winless Wheels 10-7, the Florida Blazers trimmed the New York Stars 17-15, and the Portland Storm topped the Hawaiians 15-8. "I think both teams will be zipped up for tonight," said Birmingham Coach Jack Gotta. "It's a key game for both of us," Gotta's Americans doused the Fire 22-8 in Chicago on Aug. 29, but "whathappened before doesn't count" to the Birmingham coach. Chicago brings to Birmingham the league's top rusher in Mark Kellar, who has. amassed 86 points on 12 touchdowns, and the top-ranked passing duo of quarterback Virgil Carter and receiver Jim Scott. The Southmen, 7-2, had to wait a day to take on the Texans, 3-5-1. The contest was pushed back a day to a accommodate a high school game. Garrett put the time to good use, deciding Houston line-up changes that he hoped would break the team's lackadaisical play. It appears likely that Garrett will .play rookie quarterback David Mays against the South- men, who lead the league in total offense, instead of veteran Mike Taliaferro. The Wheels' hopes of a triumph skidded to a halt with four minutes remaining Friday night, when Sun quarterback Tony Adams flipped a six-yard touchdown pass to James McAlister to raise Southern California's record to 6-4 and drop Detroit to 0-10. Florida's Tommy Reamon Third Dean brother pitched for peanuts Crucial night for WFL players By Murray Olderman The tipoff: What tennis needs is more colorful people like Jimmy Connors and Ilie (Ugh) Nastase — encourage them to show emotion instead of curbing it. Q. During the early 1930s, the Houston Buffaloes of the Texas League had Paul and Dizzy Dean pitching and there was a comical peanut vendor in the stands who they announced was a third Dean brother whose first name was Herman. When reading of the antics of Paul and Dizzy, I have never seen any mention of this brother and in Dizzy's recent obituaries, there was no mention of him. Was there really a third Dean brother or was this just a publicity gag on the part of the home team? — Dave Trotter, Oakland, Calif. In a 1935 Saturday Evening Post piece on the Dean boys, the late Roy Stockton of St. Louis noted that after Dizzy and Paul had pitched a doubleheader shutout against Brooklyn (Paul's was a no-hitter). Casey Stengel, then the Dodgers' manager, asked Dizzy, 'Are there any more at home like you?" Dizzy answered, "Yup, we got a brother named Elmer down in the Texas League you ought to look up. The Cardinals ain't gonna do anything with him, even though he's burning up the league." Stengel did check him out, and there was a third Dean — Elmer — but his pitch was throwing peanut bags to customers in- the Houston ball park. Elmer dropped out of sight a few years later. Q. If an American athlete wins a large amount of money in an athletic event overseas, is it taxable or tax free when he comes back to the United States with all his earnings? — Jim Thome, Yosemite National Park, Calif. With his regular form 1040 for IRS, he files a Form 1116 seeking tax credit for any taxes, if any, he has already paid to a foreign country on the money earned there. That s to prevent double taxation, for he must still pay taxes on the balance. Q. This is uot a question to go up to anybody and ask. What do you do to stop jock rash? How long will it take? P.S.. Please aurry, I'm suffering!!! - Signed, ?????. Pittsburgh, Pa. This is one for Dr. Larry Lamb. Wei!, 1 did go to an athletic doctor (not supporter). And Dr. Graham Reedy, the team physician for the Oakland Raiders, prescribes two steps initially: 1) wear boxer shorts; 2) use Desenex powder (a non- prescriptive item). And if that doesn't offer relief, go see your family doctor who can prescribe anti-fungal creams. Also, don't feel bad — have you watched any batters coming up to the plate on television lately? Q. I am a loyal Jim Bouton fan and I am trying to find out where he is and what he's doing. Could you please help me? - Pamela Newman, Pittsburg, Calif. Jim could use more like you, if only for his ego. Actually, he's doing quite well. Dropped by ABC as a sports telecaster after a couple of years, he rebounded quickly on a local CBS channel in New York where he continues to deliver his iconoclastic views of sports and still dreams that he can pitch in the major leagues. Old pitchers simply fade away. Q. I saw Mercury Morris chewing bubble gum on television during a game the other night. How come pro football Clayers aren't real he-men and chew tobacco like the base- all players do? — Jack Cale, Knoxville, Tenn. There s a very practical reason most pro football players shun tobacco. E.J. Holub, who once backed up the line for Kansas City, was a confirmed "chaw" man, but in the heat of action one game he got whacked on the back, swallowed his cud and got green all over, baseball is a more sedentary game where nobody's going to sneak up on you, though players like Tom Seaver temper their chewing habits by mixing the tobacco with gum for consistency. A recent American League release revealed that even Kelly McKeon, the 12- year-old son of Kansas City manager Jack McKeon, chews tobacco (just like his dad) as a ballboy. Parting shot; It's a sham the way players who've signed for future delivery to the WFL suddenly started failing their physical exams after they were traded to other clubs. They'd be perfectly healthy if they had remained "good little boys" - NFL boys, that is. Got a tough question about sports and the people who play them? All you got to do is ask Murray Olderman. Write him at (name and address of this newspaper). The most interesting questions will be answered in this column. Olderman regrets that he cannot write personal answers to all questions By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer Time is running out on the National Football League preseason — and on the careers of countless players trying to hang on in training camps across the nation. Tonight, eight coaches will have their final game-condition looks at the players they will take into the regular season — and the ones they'll leave behind. The NFL Players Association strike forced an extention to next Tuesday of the roster cutdown dates, and tonight's action will do a lot to decide the futures of many marginal players. The New York Jets, 2-3, faced the Oakland Raiders, 4-1, in an afternoon contest while the Miami Dolphins, 3-2, take on the Chicago Bears, 1-4, the Cleveland Browns, 2-3, meet the Detroit Lions. 1-4. the New Orleans Saints, 2-3, battle the Houston Oilers, 3-2, and the San Diego Chargers, 2-3, play the Minnesota Vikings, 3-2, in night games. The Los Angeles Rams go against the San Francisco 49ers, the Atlanta Falcons travel to Denver and face the Broncos, and the Philadelpia Eagles meet the New England Patriots in Sunday games. Some fates may already have been decided. Friday night the Washington Redskins stopped the Baltimore Colts 7-6, the Kansas City Chiefs pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 31-16, the Green Bay Packers trimmed the Cincinnati Bengals 26-24 and the Buffalo Bills nipped the New York Giants 23-17 in overtime. The Jets gave up 21 fourth- quarter points in last week's loss to New Orleans, and will try to hold off quarterback Ken Stabler and the Raiders. Running backs Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick, World Football League-bound when the season ends, lead the Dolphins against Chicago. A pair of Bear rookies, running back Ken Grandberry and receiver Dave Gagnon, are making strong bids to join the varsity. FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 tAQ/fS SPECIALTY SHOP «•*..«*. 4 Cleveland needed two touchdown passes by Mike Phipps within the closing 30 seconds to defeat Cincinnati last week. Detroit, meanwhile, will be led by rookie wide receiver Ted Picard, the club's top pass catcher with nine receptions for 112 yards. rushed for a WFL-record 179 yards and a rain-drenched touchdown to lead the Blazers past New York. The Stars' Bob Gladieux set the old standard last Monday with 161 rushing yards. Rufus Ferguson rushed for touchdowns of 44 and 51 yards to help Portland past the Hawaiians, who almost pulled the game out in the final seconds when a pass carried to the Storm one-yard line. Time elapsed before the Hawaiians could run another play. INVENTORS! I INVENTIONS/IDEAS) EARN CASH AND ROYALTIES IN INDUSTRY FREE EVALUATION! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALL! FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, WRITE OR PHONE COLLECT MR. POOLE (312) 827-2170 INNOVATIONS 2250 E DEVON AVE SUITE 322 DES PLAIIMES. ILL 60018 Starts Sunday at Saenger ISSAC "SHAFT" HAYES HITS MARK — Famed for his unique and memoriable music, having won an Oscar for "Shaft," Isaac Hayes is now an actor. He stars in the title role of American International's "Truck Turner," which opens Sunday at the Saenger Theatre. He battles crime in the action adventure drama, and be wrote and performed all 51 minutes of music and songs that accompany it- Other stars in "Truck Turner" include Yapbet "Live and Let Die" Kotto, Alan Weeks, An- nazette Chase and Nichelle Nichols-

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