Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 2, 1976 · Page 6
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SPORTS Red Sox Boss Pleased By The Associated Press It was only the second loss of the exhibition season for Boston, the defending American League champions, but Red Sox Manager Darnell Johnson was pleased with what he saw. What Johnson observed was strong pitching by starter Reggie Cleveland, who went five innings, and relievers Jim Willoughby and Tom House. "Reggie had the best stuff he's had all spring, but he was up high too much," Johnson said after the Montreal Expos broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the 13th inning and went on to take a 6-5 victory. Cleveland gave up three runs, one unearned, on seven hits. But he struck out five and didn't walk a batter. The loss was suffered by rookie Mark Bomback, who was tagged for six hits in three innings. Larry Bittner slammed a two-run single to cap Montreal's winning 13th inning rally. The Expos also were led by Larry Parrish's three hits. The Red Sox came back in the bottom of the 13th, scoring two runs on Butch Hobson's double, singles by Tim Blackwell and Cecil Cooper, a sacrifice and an infield out. But it was not enough. Chicago Cubs pitcher Bill Bonham also put on a stingy performance, tossing a one-hit shutout against the slugging Oakland A's for five innings. Bonham then yielded the A's only run in the sixth before Oscar Zamora and Mike Carman hurled hitless ball the rest of the way. Meanwhile, Jose Cardenal doubled and scored a run, then singled across another as the Cubs downed Oakland 4-1. Baltimore's Mike Torrez was sailing'along with a one-hitter, facing the Timei Herald, Carroll, la. x Friday, April 2, 1976 O minimum 15 batters through the first five innings before Atlanta erupted. Rowland Office and Dave May each drove in two runs as the Atlanta Braves exploded for five runs in the sixth inning and took to a 5-3 victory over the Orioles. Jerry Martin drove in five runs, three with a first-inning homer, to help the Philadelphia Phillies slam St. Louis 16-7. When the Cards closed to 8-7 with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Philadelphia wrapped it up with eight runs in the ninth, including a two-run homer by Bobby Tolan. The Giants were outhit 13-5, but San Francisco game away with a 5-3 victory as a single by Willie Montanez and a triple by Ken Reitz drove in three runs in £he fifth. Messersmith to Testify in Dispute With Yankee Owners NEW YORK (AP) — Testing o n y in the Andy Messersmith-New York Yankees' dispute will come today from — of all people — Andy Messersmith. The star pitcher will be the star witness in the cause ce- lebre over whether his agent did or didn't commit him to the Yankees. The hearing was to be held in the offices of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn who said Thursday he had seen all the documents in question. "I can't comment on it," Kuhn said after Thursday's four-hour session with representatives of both sides. "Hopefully, I'll have a decision Friday." Messersmith, who officially became a free agent more than two weeks ago, has allowed Herb Osmond, his agent, do the negotiating for him. According to today's editions of the New York Times, the two key differences concern'the no-cut provision and deferred payments in the memorandum signed by Osmond and Yankee President Gabe Paul and the formal contract Messersmith was later asked to sign. The former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher refused to sign the contract and charged the Yankees with reneging on the deal. Messersmith had wanted the same no-cut provision received by Catfish Hunter, who gained his free agent status from Oakland after the 1974 season and signed with the Yankees. Under that pure no-cut provision, the player — or his heirs — receive the payments called for whether or not he plays, such as in the case of death. He also told the Times from his Newport Beach, Calif., home that the memorandum and the contract failed to agree on the stipulations involving deferred payment. The memorandum said the interest would'start accruing immediately whereas the contract said it would start in 1980, after the four-year contract had expired, the Times said. "We started out to get a good contract," Messersmith told the Times. "Now it's a moral issue. If they were interested in my services, why did they go to the press and blow this thing up? Why didn't they call me? They never called me." Last Sunday, in the wee hours of the morning, Osmond, who says he is "just an agent," met alone with Yankee owner George Steinbrenner and Paul.'Weary and according to Dick Moss, counsel for the Players Association, "plied with drinks" by a generous Yankee management, Osmond signed a written agreement with the Yankees. Tigers Cut _The Detroit Tigers made tneir second major squad cut of the spring training baseball season Thursday, paring six players and getting down to 31. Sent to Tigertown for reassignment Friday were pitchers George Cappuzzello, Frank MacCormack and Ed Glynn; third baseman Phil Mankowski; shortstop Mark Wagner; arid outfielder John Valle. All those sent down are rookies, MacCormack was the only non-roster player in the group. Osmond says he had no power to bind Messersmith to any contract. "I don't have power of attorney," he said. But in any case, Osmond says he signed a memorandum, not a contract. He says Messersmith is still a free agent. Paul, on the other hand, said he had a written agreement, signed by Osmond, "to have Andy Messersmith play this year with the Yankees." He.i also said Osmond had represented himself as having the power of attorney, a legal device which allows an agent to contractually commit his principal." A bases-loaded double by Tom Poquette in the eighth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees 4-3. Jamie Quirk's solo homer and Frank White's RBI-double accounted for the other Kansas City runs. Cleveland's Joe Lis' three-run blast with two out in the ninth sent the Indians to a 5-4 victory over Milwaukee. The New York Mets wan their first exhibition game in nine outings when Jerry Grote smashed a two-run single in the llth inning. The Mets gained a 5-5 tie with two runs in the ninth before clipping the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5. Cincinnati clobbered knuck- leballer Wilbur Wood for three runs in the first inning and Jack Billingham scattered four hits in six innings as the Reds beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2. Billingham struck out four and walked none in posting the longest string of any'Cincinnati pitcher this spring. •Roger Metzger's run-scoring single capped a three-run Houston burst in the ninth inning that gave the Astros a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Wilbur Howard homered for Houston in the fourth, while Detroit's Bill Freehan led off both the fifth and seventh inning with doubles, scoring each time. Bill Melton, Leroy Stanton and Joe Lahoud slammed consecutive home runs as the. California Angels crushed Chapman College. The Minnesota Twins, with Bert Blyleven hurling six in : , nihgs of four-hit ball and rookie catcher Butch Wynegar scoring two, closed their spring training camp with a 3-0 victory over Tacoma,'their Pacific Coast League farm club. Tiger Track Team — Shown above is part of the Carroll High School track team that begins their spring campaign Tuesday at Sac City in the Good Indian Relays. Front row from left, Ron Knauss, Jim Schaefer, Larry Millender, Steve Sikkema, Mark Knauss and Mike Schaefer, Middle row from left, Bruce • -Staff Pholo Reiman, Steve O'Connor, Mike Shields, Lynn Gesell, Mike Sapp and Dave Sunderman. Back row from left, Steve Knauss, Steve Schechtman, Jim Mplitor, Bob Blincow and Barry Anderson. Kuhn Wants Baseball in Washington NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn — caught in the middle of a battle that now involves two countries, both pro leagues and some of the United States' most influential politicians — still is looking for a comfortable seat 6n the Toronto expansion time bomb. Kuhn set the incendiary mechanism at seven days by •i; i Sports Glances Go Ahead Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn .gave the go-ahead for the American Legion to place a franchise in Toronto. Rejoins Flames Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, the original coach of the -National Hockey League Atlanta Flames, rejoined the team as executive vice president of the corporate relations and color hockey commentator. Leads by 11 Les Zikes ran his 26-game total to 5,881 to an 11-pin lead 'over Barry Asher in the $80,000 Professional Bowlers Association Tournament. Heart Attack Victim Chris Patton, 20, a 6-foot-9 center for the University of Maryland basketball team, died of a heart attack suffered during, a pickup basketball game. [COOP) Attention MR/FARMER! The NEW CARROLL CO-OP BLENDING PLANT is now in operation and ready to serve you! We Offer A Complete Line Of Blended Fertilizers. You Can Use Our Equipment To Apply The Blended Fertilizer, Or We Can Custom Apply For You. OUR NEW BLENDING PLANT Is Located South of Hiway 30 1 Mile West of Carroll. Our New Anhydrous Ammonia Plant Is Near Completion, From Which We'll Be Able To Serve You Shortly! CALL US TODAY FOR THE BEST DEAL IN THE COUNTRY 792-9705 Carroll Weightlifter Dead Canadian weightlifter Jean-Claude Bourassa, .34. died after being shot in the back. Record Holder Dies Roger Rivierre, a former world cycling record holder, died of cancer at the age of 40. New Fordham Coach Dick Stewart, an assistant coach at the University of Oregon, was named head coach at Fordham University. Tennis Results John Andrews of California moved on to the quarter-finals of the international spring circuit tennis tournament with a victory over Spain's Manuel Orantes. After Andrews won the first set 6-3, Orantes withdrew due to an injured left arm. Second-seeded Evonne Goolagong defeated Rosie Casals 6-1, 6-1 to gain the semifinals of the Philadelphia Women's Tennis Championship. Top-seeded Arthur Ashe beat South africa's Ray Moore 4-6,7-6, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals of the $60,000 World Championship Tennis Tournament at Caracas, Venezuela. Guillermo Villas of Argentina topped Jaime Fillol of Chile 6-0, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the World Championship Tennis Tournament at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roscoe Tanner downed Rod Laver 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the semifinals of a $25,000 invitational tennis tournament at Toronto. Jabbar MVP The Los Angeles Lakers are in danger of missing the National Basketball Association playoffs, but their 7-foot-3'/2 center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has grabbed the league's Most Valuable Business & Office EQUIPMENT Player award for the fourth time. "I'm very flattered to s win the award," Abdul-Jabbar saidi "I didn't expect I would win because it usually goes to a player on a winning team. But I thank the guys I play against for voting for me and I thank the Creator." Abdul-Jabbar, only the third player in NBA history to win the MVP title four times, leads the league in rebounding, blocked shots and minutes played, and is second to Buffalo's Bob McAdoo in scoring. The Lakers center received 409 points in edging rival centers McAdoo and Dave Cowens of the Boston Celtics for the award. McAdoo, who won the MVP trophy last year, finished second with 393 points. Cowens, the 1973 winner, finishe'd third with 378 points in the closest three-way race in NBA history. Sent to Minors Pitchers Ken Kravec, Tom Stodda'rd and Chris Knapp have been sent to the minor league baseball camp for reassignment by tjje Chicago White Sox. Glances, See Page 7 announcing Thursday that the American League may expand •to*"Can.a da 's commercial capital if, before that period .expires, the league can provide "suitable provision for Washington." If it does not, he said, "I will consider the application of .the National League" for a 1977 franchise. The commissioner did not define what a "suitable provision" would be and said he did not expect an enthusiastic response to his ruling. In a seven-paragraph prepared statement that outlined his position, Kuhn admitted that "this decision may well be disappointing in whole or in part to all of the parties and communities involved." No one agreed more readily than AL President Lee MacPhail, whose opinion was that "any attempt by the Commissioner to interfere is neither just nor fair." But there are things MacPhail and his owners may have overlooked in making the statement, such as the fact that "during the past week political and civic leaders in Washington have urged me tp take the necessary steps to return baseball to the Nation's Capital. These leaders include President Ford . . .," according to Kuhn. Then there is Kuhn's obligation to safeguard the "best in- 'terests of baseball," a term some find as nebulous as the phrase "a suitable provision for Washington." All in a day's work, according to Kuhn. "Sometimes, you write things on purpose that are not totally clear," he said. Meanwhile, it appears everyone is acting as though Kuhn hadn't made a statement Thursday. MacPhail said his league "intends to go forward with its plans for Toronto," and Herb Solway — attorney for the Toronto group which seeks a franchise — said "This is obviously an interleague fight with Kuhn. We can just go ahead with the assumption that everything will work itself out." 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