Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 4, 1974 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, October 4, 1974
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Four HOPE <ARK.» STAR Friday. October 4, Baseball Roundup American League OAKLAND «APi - Tft* Oakland A's are joggling secwri basemen again. IJ must be piaj^'f ;ime. Dkk Gre*n «nO start a' second in 5he American League playoffs which open here Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles, Manny TriBo is the ne* back IE man because 0? Ted Kobi>ak s ankle injury. Al some other positions. Manager AJrin Dart, isn't so sure of bcm he II play ihmp. "We have problems, like whether Regoe Jackson car, piay In the field," Jacks-cm said. Right fielder Jackson, Use A's leading home ran hitter and the league's Most Valuable Player an 1ST3, palled a hamstring muscle and didn't piay us the SeW through the final days of the regular baseball season. "I probably could have come back last weekend, bat then- wanted to make sire I was ready for the playoffs," said Jackson. Trbo took part in a special baiting practice sesson wish most of the other A's regulars Thursday. Dark would like Ray Fosse to start as catcher for defensive pjrposes, btfi the .396 hitter may be replaced by power hilting Gene Tence, the regular first baseman. The move would start a chain reaction, with Joe RudJ moving from left field u» first. "If we change three positions, we've got inexperience, inexperience, inexperience," admits Dark. The A's and Orioles both had workouts scheduled this af- at the Oakland where about 4.000 far-s are expected Saturday to viaich Jim Catfish Hanter, sx;'.-h against the Orioles. Mike Ojeilar, tn the opener of the texjf-five playoff. Oakland, en route to a second su-3i(d»t world championship, a-d vaoced to the World Series by -tea; ing the Orioles in fire tames last season. "! figure this year's series vn.'j be just like last year's, very Utht and probably down to the las", %'ame," said A's third baseman Sal Bando, who drove m many runs this season. The A's beat the Orioles last >*-ar despr^e a high team bat- ur.£ average in the playoffs. National League PITTSBURGH TAP) - PSit&trgb Pirate dogger Bob Robertson bad a prediction aboat the National League cfcarnpiai^iip playoffs between bis team and the Los Angeles Dodgers.. At least be bad a predktkc aborf predictioris. Tbe sports writers are going to kci at Los Angeles record and oar record and say we don't have a chance. T?iai record shows the Dodgers with 5 wins and 6 kisses—the best In baseball this year—compiled in the tough N*L West Division. Tbe Pirates were S&-74—•the krwest total of victories by any first-place dab—in the NL East where only one other team finished above. Those numbers didnt phase Robertson, though- We beat them here and we beat them out there during the year. In a five- Sports in brief By Tbe Associated Press BASEBALL CLEVELAND — Frank Robinson, the only player to be named Most Valuable Player in both leagues, was named to succeed Ken Aspromonte as manager of the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black manager in the 105-year history of major league baseball. BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES - Jerry West, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar who was a 13-time All-Star selection at guard, announced his retirement as a player, saying he felt he no longer could play basketball the way he wanted to play the game. BOSTON — Paul Westphal, a guard, signed a multi-year cm- tract with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. TENNls HOUSTON — Second-seeded Virginia Wade of Great Britain beat Robin Tenney 3-2, 7-5, 7-5 and fourth-seeded Evonne Goolegong of Australia defeated fifth-seeded Helen Gourlay &-3, 6-3 in quarterfinal matches in a women's pro tennis tournament. I.AHAINA, Hawaii — Dick Stockton won his third straight match in the Holiday Pro Tennis Classic with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Ray Ruff els. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Bob Hewitt beat Antonio Zugarelli to give South Africa a 1-0 lead over Italy in the 1974 Davis Cup semifinals. GOLF PARIS — Billy Casper rolled in six birdies and an eagle on his way to a course record six- under-par &5 for the first-round lead in the $40,000 Lancome Trophy Golf Tournament. LAS' VEGAS, Nev. - Bobby Heins, an obscure, longshot rookie, surprised even himself with a five-under-par 66 that slaked him to the first-round lead in the $135,000 Sahara Invitational golf tournament. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Elvin "Ducky" Drake, longtime UCLA trainer and former track coach at the school, underwent extensive back surgery Thursday, the university announced. A spokesman said Drake, 70, would be hospitalized at St. John's Hospital for a week to 10 days and doctors reported he was doing well following the operation. Drake has been associated with UCLA for 50 years as a student and athlete and later as track coach and trainer. Lately his duties have been as a special trainer for the UCLA football and basketball teams. KANSAS CITY (AP) - Tight end Gary Butler was placed on the injured reserve list Thursday by the Kansas City Chiefs. The National Football League club said Butler, who has not seen action in a regular season game, would undergo a knee operation Friday. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie running back Reggie Harrison was released and running back Eddie Moss was signed Thursday by the St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football League, team officials said. RA10RBACK FOOTBALL FACTS Arkansas has had its share of players who have had a great season and have won an individual NCAA statistical crown. Razorback players, have at one time or another won most of the major championships In 1939 All SWr tailback Kay Eakui threw 193 passes and completed 78 for %2 yards and 5 touchdowns to win the national title for passing Two years earlier Jin; Bentori caught 47 passes for 754 yards and 7 touchdowns. He loo won the NCAA crown for pass receiving. However, most Razor- back leaders have corne from the defensive side of the field. I^ance Alworth and Ken Hatfield both won the NCAA punt return category twice. A1 worth won it in 1%0 and l^S!; in I960, he returned 18 for 307 yards and in !%! 23 for Vf> yards. Hatfield won the titles in 1963 and 1%4; in !963, Ken fielded 21 for 350 yards and in 3964, he ran 31 back for 518 yards Arkansas' most recent national leader was Bill McOard who led the nation ir: Kick Scoring with 80 points. COMPLIMENTS OF - game series it's a dog-eat-dog situation and anything can happen- In the regular season, the Plrstes were against the Dodgers, sweeping all six games in Ptttsbtrgh and going in Los Angeles. Agaiart aU dubs in the Western Division, Pittsburgh was encounter eing much rougher sledding in Bte Cast with a 44-16 mart But there are scene other numbers floating arqpnd that end to favor the Dodgers. Those are the won-lost records of Don Sutton and Andy Messersmith, wbo will be starting the first two games for Los Angeles. Toss in their earned run averages and stack them up against their opponents on the mound Jerry Reuss, who bad more Further, Messersmith struck out 5 batters, second in the league, while Rooker led the Pirate staff. So the numbers look like they favor Los Angeles. Tbe numbers also won tin different roads the dubs took in winning their division titles. Los Angeles got off to the best start in the majors and was able to coast through a late charge by the Cincinnati Reds. They won when necessary. Pittsburg got off to the worst start in the majors and climbed past five dubs to a September- long dogfight with St. Loots that went to the last day of the season. The Pirates, too, won when they had to. The Dodgers, who arrived in town Thursday to rest up for a workout today, are in possession of their first division championship. Los Angeles last pennatn came in 1966, before the inauguration of division play. Hope Star Sports Porkers are fovorites to beat TCU for No. 16 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Variety is supposed to be the spice Dropback vs. option is the match-up of life, but this is getting ridica- foos. The University of Arkansas plays TCU Saturday night at Fort Worth to the Southwest Conference opener for boft teams and ft win be the fourth offense the Razorbacks have seen in four games. Tbe last time TC beat Arkansas was in 1958. Tbe streak doesn't figure to end this week. ARKANSAS 21, TCU 7. Arkansas State University goes after its first victory to its new stadium Saturday against Eastern Michigan. ASU opened the season and the stadium with a 20-7 toss to top-ranked Louisiana Tech last week. LITTLE ROCK (AP) Choose your weapons for the Arkansas-TCU duel: —The dropback passing and power sweeps of the pros. The triple optkm offense so popular in college football The former is TCU style; the latter, Arkansas. The two meet Saturday night at Fort Worth in the Southwest Conference opener for each. Tbe Razorbacks, No. 20 in the nation, are two-touchdown favorites. TCU Coach Jim Shofner doesn't believe you can have both precision passing and options plays. He says the quarterback simply does not have to perfect both. Shofner, in his first year as head coach at TCU, teaches what he knows best, offensively and defensively. He played pro football for six years and then was an assistant coach in the pros for seven years before returning to his alma mater. Shofner said his quarterback, Lee Cook, had adjusted well to the dropback passing, but that the transition had been difficult for his offensive linemen. "They were used to a four- point stance with all their weight forward ... a fire-out type running attack," Shofner said. "Now they have to pull to irap, pull to lead the sweep and protect the passer." "Cook is the type passer Fm sure Coach Shofner wants him u) be," said Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles. "He goes back and sets up in the pocket If be can't find a receiver, bell either get out of bounds or throw the ball away. He doesn't try to scramble." The pro-iype attack is the fourth offense the Razorbacks have had to prepare for in four games. Shofner won't psyche his Frogs for Hogs Hope to host Malvern The Hope Bobcats will host the ilalvern Leopards tonight at Hammons Stadium. Tbe Bobcats will be bringing a 1-3 season record into the game. Coach Lawrence Hutson's charges will be trying to break a two-game losing streak. Tbe Bobcats dropped a 13-7 decision to Camden Fairview last Frl day night. Game time for the conference clash will be 7:30 pjn. By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer Ai least Texas Christian will have someone on the floor of Amon Carter Stadium Saturday night wbo can remember playing in a winning game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. That would be new Coach Jim Shofner, an All-Southwest Conference halfback in the 1950s wbo played on teams that defeated Arkansas in 1955 and 1956. Unfortunately for deep Purple fans, TCU hasn't defeated the Razorbacks in 15 years. "I've been reminded of that," says Sbofner, wbo fielded a telephone call the other day slightly out of breath from a round "of jogging. "That jogging is good for your nerves ... helps relieve the tension ... makes you relax '„ I'm going to need it." Arkansas is a 14-point pick over TCU Saturday night in the While Sbofner has oeen reminded of TCU's previous plight, he hasn't said a thing to bis players about Arkansas' past plundering. 'That's the way I am," Shofner said. "Our teams have played emotionally and with inspiration in every game. There's no reason for roe to try 10 psyche them up. I know we'll get after Arkansas ... we'll give 'em a good game ... I promise you that." Shofner said "Arkansas is a better team than any we've plaved. ARKANSAS StAfE 1? EASTERN MICHIGAN 7. Henderson, already ftie Arkansas IflU Conference race with a record, goes for M aga Harding Saturday at Searcy. Harding, 2-1 &» oooconfe-— play, is considered a in the AIC race. Henderson whipped Tech 10-0 last week, fbe _ dies' second shutout in tore games. Harding may have j of trouble scoring. HENDERSON 13, HARDING| 7. Last week's record was 5-1,1 raising the season mark to Here are other predictions involving Arkansas college] teams: State College of Arkansas 20, | Northeast Missouri 13. Southern State 27, Bishop College 13. Arkansas Tech 10, Southeast | Missouri?. Ouachita 13, Trinity. Tex., 7. McMurry 7, UA-Monticello 6. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Han 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 o offer. AM. Major Minor Date Oct.. Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday i 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 8:25 9:20 ju:l5 11:20 12:40 1:30 2:20 3:10 1:35 2:35 3:25 4:35 5:35 6:30 7:20 8:10 9:00 9:45 PJH. Major Minoil fclOJ 3:05 7:45 8:40 9:35 10:40 11:45 12:15 1:10 2:05 2:50 3:40 5:05 6:10 7:00 7:50! 8:35 9:25 10:15 PUNT, PASS & KICK AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK FIFTH ANNUAL AUTO - BOAT SHOW FUN .... ENTERTAINMENT .... COLD DRINKS .... DOOR PRIZES Citizens National Bank is going all out this year to give you a look at all the new '75 autos, trucks, and motorcycles plus the latest in water recreational crafts and equipment. You'll also be able to view a wide array of farm implements. Bring the kids and drop by for a fun-filled evening, complete with free cold drinks, .balloons and live entertainment. The Pine Bluff Singers will be performing from 8:00 till 9:00 P.M. and while all this is happening, the Citizens National Bank will be holding drawings for ten $10 and ten $25 savings accounts. Don't forget!!! Come on out to the 3rd District Livestock Coliseum between 7:00 and 9:30 P.M. on October 8 and let the friendliest bank in town extend its friendliness to you. 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