Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 7, 1976 · Page 19
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 19

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 7, 1976
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Oakland Gets Edge in AL West By the Associated Press For years they hollered "Break up the Qakland A's" in the American League West. Well, somebody's finally done it — the owner. But it appears that Charles 0. Finley's zany machinations won't keep the Mustache Gang from winning another division championship. Catfish Hunter escaped the Oakland madhouse last year when Finley committed a contractual error. Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman, two other players who helped the A's to three straight world championships, were unloaded last week in a trade that left the baseball world stunned, but it seems there was a method to Finley's apparent madness. The A's, winners of five straight West titles, have been aching for a blue-chip right- hander since the departure of Hunter. And Finley 'landed two good ones in the Jackson-Holtzman deal with the Baltimore Orioles — battle-tested Mike Torrez and fast-rising Paul Mitchell. In addition to the two pitchers, Finley acquired outfielder Don Baylor, a player who hit shorter and fewer home runs than Jackson but batted 29 points higher. Finley. a man of a thousand moods and a million managers, also has changed managers, firing Alvin Dark and hiring Chuck Tanner. The former Chicago White Sox boss should have everything this year except job security. Despite the loss of Jackson and Holtzman, the A's still have enough talent to beat back the rest of the West — a pitching staff headed by Vida Blue, a bullpen buttressed by Rollie Fingers and a power-packed lineup with such hitters as Baylor. Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace, Claudell Washington and Billy Williams. <The toughest inter-divisional competition for Oakland probably will come from the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. The hungry Royals have some strong hitters in John Mayberry and Amos Otis and solid pitching with Steve Busby, Dennis Leonard and Doug Bird. The Royals' big off-season trade was for second baseman Dave Nelson, who probably will provide 3 DAYS ONLY WARDS CARRIES ALL PAINT IN STOCK Super Latex / 0ci «CoQtCov e rsSlmilarCo' or5 Save $ 4 Super Latex House Paint. Comes in colors, can hide with one coat. Dries fast. Cleans up in soapy water. INTERIOR FIAT FULL ONE COAT HIDING WARRANTY This poinl is warranted lo hide any color painted surface with one coal when applied according lo label directions at a spread rate not in excess of that specified on the label. II this paint foils la hide as slated here, bring the lobel to your nearest Montgomery Ward branch and we will furnish enough paint lo insure coverage or. al your option, will refund the complete purchase price. SAVE $ 3 ONE-COAT INTERIOR LATEX FLAT This 15-color paint hides with 1 coat-. It dries in !/a hour. Easy to clean up. 5 99 GALLON REG. 8.99 SAVE *3 FAST-DRYING INTERIOR FLAT 50-oolor latex REG. 10.99 dries in '/a hour. 'TQQ Easy clean up. 9 GALLON 10.99 semi-gloss 7.99 speed and manuverability in . M ^ Dwight Evans an already standout infield. Times Herald, Carroll, la. « |- The Red Sox are deep all The Rangers were a team of *^?.±L±^Jm,m Li?, around with the only possible the future two years ago under Billy Martin and could be a team of the present if their pitching matures in a hurry. Texas traded veteran right- hander Ferguson Jenkins during the off-season to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Juan Beniquez. He'll join a group of fine young players headed by Mike Hargrove, Toby Harrah. Len Randle, Jim Sundberg and Jeff Burroughs. Minnesota has a new manager in Gene Mauch and an old problem — of speed. The Twins didn't do any significant trading during the off-season and that means a familar stand-pat lineup that has produced little success in the past. Minnesota, though, does have one of the best pitchers in the American League in Bert Blyleven and the perennial batting champion in Rod Carew. Because of flashy Bill Veeck, the Chicago White Sox will be unique. But they won't be competitive. Veeck, who produced pennants in another era at Cleveland and Chicago, Favorite Role to SAVE *3 6' ALUMINUM STEPLADDER Strong, light. Oversized tray perforated to hold hand tools. REG. 19.99 USE WARDS CHARG-ALL CREDIT Highway 30 East, CARROLL Phone 792-3515 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon. Thru Thura. and Sat. Friday till 9 p.m. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) —The imposing shadow of Jack Nicklaus falls like a shroud over the 40th Masters Golf Tournament, starting Thursday, and the words of his strongest challengers sound like carvings on a tombstone. "Nicklaus." said Hubert Green, winner of three straight tournaments in the last four weeks on the Florida circuit, "has to have the edge even if he is playing down a highway. Name any facet of the game, and in Jack's case it is either excellent or better.'' ''It is his marvelous temperament," added South Africa's Gary Player, who with Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer once formed golf's Big Three. "Heisunshakeable. He never panics." California's explosive Johnny Miller, who with Tom Weiskopf carried Nicklaus down to the final hole last year in the most exciting of all Masters finishes, agreed. "The difference between me and Jack," Miller said, "is that when Jack plays badly, he shoots par, and when I shoot badly. I wind up with an 80. From 25 feet in. there is no greater putter in the world." Weiskopf, the towering stylist from Jack's home town of Columbus, Ohio, conceded that Nicklaus' advantage lay in his remarkable concentration and ability on has traded power hitters Ken Henderson and Bill Melton and pitcher Jim Kaat, and Manager Paul Richards has little else to display in Veeck's sideshow. The California Angels traded speed for hitting while acquiring Bobby Bonds and Melton, and both of these players should delight pitchers Nolan Ryan and Frank Tanana. But the Angels have too many holes to make any noise in the West. The defending AL champion Boston Red Sox have the best of both worlds in youth and experience, and that should spell another East pennant for Darrell Johnson's gang. Centerfielder Fred Lynn was a star in his rookie season last year, picking up such prestigious individual awards as the AL's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year — the first time that ever had been accomplished. Led by the omnipresent Lynn, the Red Sox have rare over-all strength including Carl Yastrzemski. Carlton Fisk, Rico Petrocelli. Rick Burleson the putting greens. "Actually, they are intertwined." said Weiskopf, a former British Open winner. "Still. I think if Jack teed off with an iron instead of a wood on every hole, he still would find a way to win. He is that good." Pettitt Sparks Tigers JEFFERSON — Carroll's potent boys' golf team opened the season successfully Tuesday, downing Jefferson here.154 to 168. Todd Pettitt led the Tigers by firing a one-under-par 34. Tom Reiman was next with a 39. The Tigers' other scores were a 40 by Jeff Jensen and a 41 by Jim Petersen. Steve Andrusyk and Tom Seela led the Rams with 39 and 40 respectively. Jefferson took the junior varsity match, 190 to 191. as John Stogsdill fired a 42 and Steve Ogren a 46. Teammates Klayton Kindall added a 50 and Les Aldrich a 52. Brad Wuertz led Carroll with a 41. followed by Jim Sides with a 46. Phil Jones with a 49 and Kurt Siepker with a 55. Carroll's next-match is Friday at home against Lake City. weakness being a capable backup for shortstop Burleson and the second-line relief pitching behind Tom House and Jim Willoughby. The Red Sox acquired Jenkins to shore up their starting staff that includes such standouts as Luis Tiant. Rick Wise and Bill Lee. The Orioles strengthened themselves considerably with the acquisition of Jackson and Holtzman from Oakland. The Orioles long were in the market for a power-hitting outfielder, but few expected them to land Jackson, who hits the longest home runs in baseball. He had 36 last year and knocked in 104 runs. Jackson joins Paul Blair and Ken Singleton in a sparkling outfield, and Holtzman joins Cy Young winner Jim Palmer and Mike Cuellar on the mound, giving the Orioles excellent balance. The New York Yankees were trade-happy during the winter, unloading such players as Bonds and right-handed pitcher Doc Medich for a quantity of KHS Gals Make it 2 in a Row Kuemper cruised to their second straight girls' golf victory Tuesday, whipping Manning. 201 to 278. at the Carroll Country Club. Mary Ann Greteman fired a 45 to lead the victory. Teammates Debbie Burg, Diane Kasperbauer and Julie Riesberg all added 52s. Sue Stribe's 65 led Manning. Other Bulldog scores were Denise Mohr with a 68. Kala Huldeen with a 69 and Theo Mullens with a 76. No team scores were kept in a junior varsity meet, but Kuemper's Dawn Pietig carded a 48. Kuemper's next meet is Thursday at home against Denison. players. The Yankees restructured their makeup from power to speed, but comebacks by Elliott Maddox and Ron Blomberg would be welcome to go along with Chris Chambliss, Thurman Munson and Roy White, all of whom had good seasons in 1975. Hunter leads the pitching staff in victories and salary. Cleveland had a slow start and a big finish in 1975 under rookie Manager Frank Robinson and made some good trades in the off-season, but the pitching staff will have to surprise some people if the Indians are to challenge anyone this year. Milwaukee has enormous young talent but can't go anywhere because of the other talent in the East. The Detroit Tigers added Rusty Staub in an off-season trade, but they'll still be the worst team in the American League, despite what Manager Ralph Houk says. The probable finish: E a s t—Boston. Baltimore. New York, Cleveland. Milwaukee, Detroit. West—Oakland, Kansas City, Texas, Minnesota, Chicago, California. ' LAKE VIEW FURNITURE CLOSE OUT SALE! 1 Lane Cedar Chest Reg. $119.95 OF FLOOR SAMPLES! jrs Reg. $159.95 $ 85 95 1-5 PC. Dinette Set $1QC90 Reg. $295.90 I f J 1 Recliner $QQ95 Reg. $139.95 77 2 Swivel Rockers $ftQ 95 Reg. $129.95 O7 3 Swivel Rockers $1 AQ95 Reg. $179.95 I V7 1 Blue/Grn. Chair $QQ95 Reg. $149.95 77 3 Swivel Rockers $OQ95 95 1 Swivel Rocker Reg. $219.95 1 Swivel Rocker Reg. $199.95 1 Velvet Chair $1 CQ95 I <Jf M19 Ml 9' 90 Reg. $249.95 1 Sofa and Chair Reg. $889.90 1 Sofa and Chair $£9Q90 Reg. $668.90 */<&U »689 TWIN BED Complete with . Matt., Box Spring, ' Frame and Headboard $149.95 74 95 1 STEEL BUNK BED < With Foam Matt. $149.95 79 95 Fixing up? 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Kelly, a member of the LV-A track team, was injured in Tuesday night's Good Indian Relays at Sac City. Called Off The Carroll High-Jefferson girls' golf meet was called off here Tuesday because the municipal course is not open. Jr. High Track Holy Spirit's John Mosher set a new Holy Spirit school record in the 880 yard run Tuesday in a quadrangular meet at Denison. He was timed at 2:24.8 in the 880. The old mark was2:35.1. Denison took first-place in both seventh and eighth grade meets, while Holy Spirit took second in the seventh and tied cross-town rival St. Lawrence for second in the eighth grade meet. St. Lawrence finished third in the seventh grade meet. Irwin was last in both meets. Holy Spirit Coaches Pat Shearon. Paul Foster and Larry Toole were pleased with the effort of their kids. Coach Resigns" Bill Sprinkle, head football coach at Montana Tech. resigned. Selmon Possible Top Pick NORMAN. Okla. (API—Lombard! and Outland Trophy winner Leroy Selmon of Oklahoma would neither confirm or deny Tuesday night that he has been booked on a flight to New York to make himself available to the media for his expected se• lection as the No. 1 pick in Thursday's National Football League draft. ft ft ft ft • ft ft ft f trcstone 4-plv polyester cord DELUXE CHAMPION 19 AS LOW AS... Plus $1.7-1 K.K.T. nnil nlil 95 I11.ACKWALLS Size U~s-i:i C7H-M 1)78- l-l K7H-I-I K7H-I-I Price $21.95 22.95 23.95 24.95 26.95 Size C,7H-M II7H-M C7H-15 1178-1.1 1,78-1") Price S27.95 29.95 28.95 30.95 32.95 A78-13 5-rih desig liliickwnll. All l.ri.-i-s plus.SI.SI lei S;l.l)K iinil nlil tin.-. Whilewiill add $2. 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