J-agfe HOPE (ARK.) SfAR Thursday, September Hope Star Sports Yanks hold lead in AL West Cards, Mets set record NEW YORK (AP) - The National League has no curfew, which explains why the St. I/mis Cardinals and New York Mets were playing baseball at 3:10 a.m., EOT, Thursday morning. And Bake McBride was getting a little tired wailing around for something to happen, which explains why the Cardinals won a 4-3 decision in 25 innings, the second longest game in major league history. McBride had opened the 25th — yes, 25th — with an infield single and was leading off first base when Cards' Manager Red Schoendienst flashed the hit- and-run sign. "I was leaning," said McBride, "leaning back on my heels, resting." Me was entitled to the breather. After all, he'd been in cen- U.-r field from the start, some seven hows earlier. Hank Webb, the sixth Mets' pitcher, decided a pickoff throw might be a good idea. It was, but where Webb threw it wasn't, s The high throw got past first baseman John Milner for an error and McBride was on his way. "I figured I could get to third," he said, "Then, when I turned second, I said to myself, 'I'm going all the wav.'" Milner retrieved the ball and threw to the plate and McBride slid across just as catcher Ron Hodges dropped the ball. At seven nours, lour minutes, it was the longest night game in major league history, both in terms of time and in terms of innings. And it fell only one inning short of the all-time marathon record, a 26-inning dandy between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves May 1. 1920. Phils 8, Pirates 5 The Pirates not only lost the game, they lost their ace pitcher when a line drive by Philadelphia's Willie Montanez struck Dock Ellis on the right hand, fractured a bone and knocked the Pirate star out of the lineup for at least three weeks. The other damage done by a Philadelphia bat was Bill Robinson's three-run eighth-inning home run, which broke a 5-5 tie and sent the Phillies to victory. Hob uobertson and Art Howe hit homers as the losers built a 5-2 lead entering the Philadelphia seventh. Dodgers 5, Giants 4 Center fielder Garry Maddox made a two-run error on Ron Cey's sixth-inning line drive helping the Dodgers break a 2-2 lie and record their victory over the Giants. Padres 2, Astros 0 Rookie Mike Ivie hit a two- run homer in the seventh inning to back the three-hit pitching of rookie Dan Spillner and carry the Padres past the Astros. Expos 6-13, Cubs 1-4 Willie Davis's two-run home run sparked the Expos' four- run first inning and set them on the way to a rout of the Cubs in the second game after Mike Jorgensen clubbed two homers to lead Montreal in the first game. Braves 1, Reds 1 Rain washed out the contest in the fifth inning, and the game was to be replayed completely as part of a doubleheader today, although the statistics counted toward the regular season records. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Hannah, 34, an assistant at Colorado State for the last three years, was named assistant athletic director Wednesday at Long Beach State. He rejoins Perry Moore, who left Colorado State last month to become athletic director here. By ALEX SACttARE AP Sports Writer Boog Powell's run-scoring pinch-single in the 17th inning of the opener of a twi-night doubleheader gave the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 victory, but I^rry Gura's five-hit pitching led the New York Yankees to a 5-1 triumph in the nightcap. The split of the doubleheader kept the Yankees two games ahead of second-place Baltimore in the hot American League East race. Cleveland beat Boston 3-1, dropping the Red Sox Viz games off the pace and putting the Indians just five games out. Elsewhere in the American league, Minnesota beat Oakland 5-3 in 10 innings, Texas trimmed Chicago 6-2, California edged Kansas City 3-2 in 10 innings and Milwaukee blanked Detroit 3-0. Gura, purchased on Aug. 18 from Syracuse of the International League, raised his record with the Yankees to 3-0. Gura yielded a run in the first inning, then shut the door on the Orioles. The Yankees went ahead with four runs in the second when Sandy Alomar and Jim Mason hit RBI singles, Elliott Maddox was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Lou Piniella rapped a sacrifice ny. Roy White accounted for the final run with his fifth homer of the season in the ninth. Bad weather stalls Aussie's cup bid NEWPORT, R.I. (AP)-The Australian challenger Southern Cross was out for vengeance today in her second try for victory over the America's Cup defender Courageous. With any cooperation from the weather, the scheduled starting time was noon. That's when the first warning signal is given. There's another alert five minutes later, and the starting gun is fired at 12:10 p.m. The start may be postponed for various reasons butnot past 2:30 p.m. ,,, w The visiting yacht, making Australia's third straight challenge for the 123-year-old Cup, had an unexpected layoff Wednesday, which gave her crew a chance for a new and intensive course in sail handling. It appeared that mistakes, both in selection of sails and in their handling, helped lead to Southern Cross' four minute, 54 second defeat by the Americans in the first race of the series Tuesday, The Aussies amitted as much in a post-race news conference in which their spokesman blamed the loss on "human error." Both crews were ready to go for the second heat Wednesday, but the weather wasn't. Thick fog shrouded Newport , Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean site of the 24.3 mile Olympic course in Rhode Island Sound. In the naroor, visibility was . down to a couple of hundred yards, and sometimes less through the morning until the race committee cancelled at noon. Broyle's fears Haden's adlibs, wants to slow USC's Davis LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas Coach Frank Broylos fears Southern California quarterback Pat Haden won't stick to the script. Broyles fears Haden's ad- libs—scrambles in football parlance. "Pat Haden is a great passer ... but more than this he is an exceptional scmbler," Broyles said. "His passing is tough enough. But the thing that can really tear your defense apart ... and we've worked hard on trying to keep him in the pocket ... is Haden's scrambling. "He's quick like a hiccup. He's like a jitterbug jumping through those gaping holes that defensive linemen might lea- vein trying to rush and then he either runs for a first down or throws a big pass 20 yards downfield. That is the thing that could break any defense's back ... the demoralizing effect of a scarmble for a completed pass or a run for a first down." Broyels' Razorbacks will take on Haden and his wrecking crew Saturday night at Little Roc. Coach John McKay's fifth- ranked Trojans are a two- touchdown favorite over the 20th ranked Razorbacks. ' Broyles" said Arkansas would begin by trying to slow down the Trojan's running game led by Anthony Davis. Davis gained 1,191 yards and scored 17 touchdowns as a sophomore and gained 1,112 yards and scored 14 touch- downs as a junior. McKay said Davis should be more effective as a senior than he was as a junior because he has lost about 10 pounds. "You'd better slow down their running first. I don't believe anybody is going to stop ;,Southern Cal's running attack ;.or passing attack. The last two years they just moved the ball up and down the field on every^body tjiey've played. It's just a "matter of containing it to the . n t(e.st that.yqu.ca.n sq.that they , get the fewest number of points ,pn the Scoreboard," Broyles said. Haden completed 137 of 247 for 1,832 yards and 13 touchdowns last year. McKay said he should have thrown more and will this year. AFC West: Two-horse race forms I>>r TCD f I"V n/\rYtVW^feT'nv?lW% *** mi f r ,™. . __.._ . ^^ By FRED ROTHENBERG AP Sports Writer This season the American Football Conference Western S Division is expected to be a I two-horse race between the j Oakland Raiders and the Den• ver Broncos. The Kansas City Chiefs, who used to win or place in this race, have finished out of the playoff money since 1971. This year, their veterans may be a little wiser, but also a big year older. Last year, a handful of the Baseball Scores 5 By The Associated Press 5 American League 5 East * W L Pet. |New York § Baltimore g Boston | Cleveland | Milwaukee | Detroit 77 75 74 71 69 65 66 68 68 70 75 78 .538 .524 .521 .504 .479 .455 GB 2 2% 5 National League East Pittsburgh St. Louis Philaphia New York Montreal Chicago 77 75 72 65 64 57 W L Pet. 65 .542 68 71 75 77 84 .524 .503 .464 .454 .404 GB 2M> 5% 11 12% 19% 8% West 12 1 West' Oakland £ Texas g Minnesota 5 Kan City I Chicago gCalifornia i Wedne; 82 77 72 70 70 58 .day' 62 68 71 73 74 87 i R .569 .531 .503 .490 .486 .400 esults ,„__, 5Vfe 9R 11% 12 Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego 90 86 78 71 66 52 Wednesday 52 56 65 71 77 92 .634 .606 .545 .500 .462 .361 — 4 12% 19 24R 39 's Results 24% Montreal 6-13, Chicago 1-4 Philadelph a8 , Pitt sburg h5 S I Baltimore 3-1, New York 2-5 Cleveland 3, Boston 1 Milwaukee 3, Detroit 0 Minnesota t, Oakland 3 Texas 6, Chicago 2 1 California 3, Kansas City 2, •10 innings Thursday's Games Boston (Lee 15-12) at Cleveland (J. Perry 15-10), N New York (Tidrow 11-12) at Baltimore (Palmer 6-11), N Milwaukee (Colborn 8-12) at Detroit (Coleman 12-12), N Oakland (Holtzman 17-14) at .Minnesota (Blyleven, 14-15 ),N * Texas (Hargan 11-8) at Chi- Jcago (Bahnsen 11-14), N ; Only games scheduled | Friday's Games j Cleveland at Baltimore, 2, Itwinight California at Chicago, 2, Iwin- ight New York at Detroit. N ffansas City at Minnesota, N f "TJoston at Milwaukee, N • Oakland at Texas, N Atlanta 1, Cincinnati 1, called, 5 innings, rain St. Louis 4, New York 3, 25 innings San Diego 2, Houston 0 Los Angeles 5, San Francisco 4 Thursday's Games Atlanta (Krausse 4-2 and Reed 10-8) at Cincinnati (T. Carroll 4-2 and Hall 1-1), 2 Pittsburgh (Reuss 15-9) at Philadelphia (Twitchell 6-8), N St. Louis (Gibson 9-11) at New York (Matlack 12-11), N Chicago (Dettore 1-3) at Montreal (Torrez 11-8), N Houston (Griffin 13-8) at San Diego (Greif 7-17) N Los Angeles (Downing 4-6) at San Francisco (Barr 12-8), N Friday's Games St. Louis at Philadelphia, N Chicago at New York, N Pittsburgh at Montreal, N Atlanta at San Diego, N Cincinnati 4t Los Angeles, N Houston at San Francisco, N San Diego Chargere allegedly failed their dope test and, although the new regime of Coach Tommy Prothro says that slate is now clean, the Chargers still don't have the horses to mount a serious challenge in 1974. Oakland Raiders The Raiders, after their seventh division flag in eight years, have three quarterbacks to get them there. But one is moving on to the World Foot ball league in 1976, the second is moving on to the WFL in 1975 and the third is moving or in years. Ken Stabler is leaving Oakland for the Birmingham Americans in 1976. Daryl Lamonica will play with the WFL football a year sooner. And George Blanda will cross off his 47th birthday during this season. B Ian da's age is really not a factor anymore because he's basically a place kicker now, and a very competent one. However, the defections of the other two could cause some morale problems. Denver Broncos Denver Coach John Raltson concedes Oakland was the division's best club in 1973, with his team only four points behind. "The Raiders are still our measuring stick of excellence in the AFC West," said Ralston, "and they were just four points better than us in two games. Those four pomts put them into the playoffs instead of us." Ralston thinks this jtar he has found those four points arid then some. "There's no question m our nunds that we have the people on the 1974 squad tu go all the way." said Ration. The people Hals ton i.-, talking about go b> the names of Johnson, Mo.se*, Odt'ins and Little, to list a few Kansas C'iu t'hiefs Hirthda\s are no! cau.ie for celebration in the Kansas City camp. The Denver Broncos caught up with the Chiefs, 7-5-2, last year. Age however, has been creeping up on the Chiefs for several seasons. The Chiefs managed 231 points last year, third worst in the conference. At 39, Lenny Dawson doesn't seem to have any more magic in his arm. He's still listed as Kansas City's top quarteroacK, even though he missed eight games last season with an assortment of nagging injuries. Reserves Mike Livingston and Pete Beathard are not the kind of quarterbacks who lead teams into the Super Bowl. And although rookie David Jaynes might be, it takes NFL quarterbacks three or four seasons to learn the ropes. Ed Podolak was a workhorse in the Kansas City backfield, gaining 721 yards on the ground and catching 55 passes for an- other445yards. Rookie speedster Woodie Green, the Chiefs' No. 1 draft choice from Arizona State, cracked his collarbone in a preseason game. Otis Taylor, once one of the league's most dangerous long- ball threats, has apparently lost a couple of big steps. He caught 34 passes for 565 yards and four touchdowns last year. The Kansas City defense, ranked fourth in the NFL, has kept up with the times, however. The front four of Marvin Upshaw, Curley Gulp, Buck Buchanan and Wilbur Young is still a repected a bunch as is the linebacking crew of Bobby Bell, Willie Lanier and Jim Lynch. San Diego Chargers The San Diego Chargers last year had an offense ranked 19th in the NFL, a defense that was rated 22nd and a football team that was wrecked by charges of widespread drug usage. Aging quarterback Johnny Unitas has traded in his high- top shoes for a broadcasting seat in the press box. That puts the pressure on second-year pro Dan Fouls and rookie Jesse Freitas. Fullback Cid Edwards rushed for 609 yards lasl year in 133 carries. He also was second in receiving on Ihe club with 25 catches worth 164 yards. Robert Holmes had 289 yards and seven touchdowns. Jerry LeVias heads the receiving crew with 30 receptions for 526 yards Tight end Pettis Norman and No. 2 wide receiver Gary Garrison contributed just 27 more receptions between them. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been token 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 omes, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. Date A.M. Sept. 12 13 14 15 P.M. Day Thursday Friday Saturdas Sunday Major 1:45 2:40 3:35 •1:25 Minor 8:30 9:25 10:15 11:00 Major 2:20 3 15 4:10 4:55 Minor 9:00 10:00 10:40 11--30 The opener, a four hour, 12 minule marathon marked by arguments and missed scoring opportunities, ended when Powell singled following two walks off relief pitcher Cecil Upshaw, 1-6. Indians 3, Red Sox 1 Indians pitching star Gaylord Perry slopped Boston on five hils in posting his 19th victory against 10 losses. Twins 5, A's 3 Harmon Killebrew slugged his 13th home run of the season in the 10th inning, a two-run shot on the first pilcher from Darold Knowles that gave the Twins a 5-3 viclory. Rangers 6, White Sox 2 Jim Bibby pilched a four-hil- ler for his 19lh victory of the season and Jim Spencer drove in two runs with two singles as the second-place Rangers moved to within 5% games of Oakland in the AL West. Angels 3, Royals 2 Nolan Ryan stopped Kansas City on four hits and struck out 15, outdueling Kansas City's Al Fitzmorris. Morris Nellies led off Ihe lOlh wilh a single, was sacrificed lo second, slole Ihird and scored when Bruce Bochte beat out a single to shortstop. Brewers 3, Tigers 0 Jim Slaton handcuffed the Tigers on five hits. Milwaukee got a run in the first inning on. Don Money's single, made it 2-0 in the seventh on an RBI single by Tim Johnson and got its final run in the eighth on two walks and George Scott's run- scoring single. Ford speaks at golfs Hall of Fame PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -• Gene Sarazen, at 72 the oldest of the living inductees lo the new World Golf Hall of Fame, stood on the steps of the white, $2.5 million complex in the Carolina sandhill country. "As I stand here and look about me," said Sarazen, the little squire from upstale New York who won Ihe first of his i nqajpr lilies more (han a. half- cenlury ago, "I become very- lonely. "None of my friends are here. I "They've all gone to another, higher Hall of Fame. And I have a feeling they're up there now, waiting for me on the first tee to make up the foursome. Those five — Sarazen, Snead, Hogan, Nicklaus and Palmer — were among Ihe 13 men and women formally inslalled as the charter members of the new Hall of Fame. The others, selected by the Golf Writers Association of America, are Francis Ouimet, Bobby Jones, Harry Vardon, Walter Hagan, Byron Nelson, Gary Player, and two women pros; Patty Berg and Babe Didrickson Zaharias. All living inductees — those dead are Jones, Hagan, Zaharias, Ouimet and Vardon — attended the ceremonies at which President Gerald Ford was the principal speaker. "Without good sportsmanship, golf could not exist. Without trust, another name for good sportsmanship, governments could not exist either," Ford said. —Hope (Ark.) Star photo David Bolin of Hope shows off a pair of bass, weighing seven pounds and five and one half pounds, that he caught recently. Bolin caught the lunkers in a local stock pond using a Shyster lure. Veterans moved out af favor of rookies By The Associated Press The 26 strike-plagued National Football League teams — reduced to their final 47-player rosters — have dropped another dozen or so veterans in late moves to make room for rookies and free agents. The flurry of transactions Wednesday capped last-minute roster shuffling of about 200 players and left a handful of lingering veterans out in the cold on the verge of the 1974 season. Washington, wheeling and dealing under coach George Allen, waived three well-known veterans: Roosevelt Taylor, Myron Pottios and Walter Rock. The Redskins also cut Joe Sweet. Allen, however, recalled veterans Deacon Jones, John Wilbur and Ray Schoenke after temporarily placing all three of them on waivers. Among other veterans dropped were Earl McCullotich and Jim O'Brien of Detroit; John Mooring of Miami; Leroy Kelly and Bob Brown of Oakland; Fair Hooker of New Orleans and Leland Glass of Green Bay. Technicalities involving the NFL waiver system and other transactions, however, left some of the final team rosters temporarily in doubt. Late trading was also a factor. Detroit waived wide receiver McCullouch, a seven-ycartel- eran, and O'Brien,' whose ! fiQ4 goal gave Baltimore the 1970 Super Bowl tille. "We never have announced our cuts and we're not going to start now," said Oakland Coach John Madden when asked about Kelley and Brown. Both onetime stars have apparently been dropped. In moves involving two veteran NFL receivers, New Orleans dropped Fair Hooker and Green Bay waived Leland Glass. HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD A HEARING LOSS! Icoustjcon* CAN MAKE YOU AWARE OF SOUND AGAIN. See A.L. 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