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Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, March 13, 1973
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" i..'.i 4!- V U, ' -' - - J - A,. BULUuGG Frankie Frisch, 74, dies is 1CL4 iVo .1 again ' ' Associated Press UCLA's all-conquering basketball team reached another milestone in its fabulous record parade yesterday by being voted the No. 1 team in The Associated Press' final major college basketball poll. This marks the fifth time that UCLA has been the top team, winning the honor in 1964, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1972. .'The Too Twenty, with first-place votes In parentheses, season records and total points. Points tab- JS. a ,?5I Of 20-ll-IM4-12-10-9-8-7--5-4-J-2-l: t. UCLA (Ml J N.CT State (3) I. L. Beach St. , . Providence i i. Marquette ' 4. Indiana 7. SW Louisiana (V) I. Maryland 9. Kansas State 10. Minnesota ' y II. N Carolina t. Memphis St. 13, Houston 1. Syracuse 15. Missouri li Arizona St. 17. Kentucky 18. Pennsylvania 19. Austin Peav ' SO. San Francisco 164 27-0 2S-2 25-J 24-3 19-5 23-3 22-4 22- 4 El 21-5 23- 4 23-4 21- 5 19-7 19- 7 20- 5 22- 5 22-4 632 578 477 409 394 288 212 200 197 179 130 129 114 112 06J 037 035 029 027 027 Others recelvina notes, listed lnhh.tirillv Ala bama, Brlsham Youni, Oral Roberts, Louisville, Marshall. New Mexico, St. Joseph's, Pa., St. John's N.Y.. South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech. Associated Press N WILMINGTON, Del.-Frankie Frisch, the manager of St. Louis' 1930s "Gas House Gang" who played his way into baseball's Hall of Fame, died yesterday, a month after he was injured in an automobile accident. ... Frisch, 74, died at the Wilmington Medical Center of cardiac arrest. He had been in critical condition since Feb. 8 when his car slammed into an embankment near Elkton, Md., after a rear tire blew out. Frisch, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947, compiled a .316 batting average during a 19-year career with the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. He whacked 2,880 hits before quitting at the end of the 1937 season. Frisch went on to gain additional fame as manager of the dashing St. Louis Cardinals' "Gas House Gang" that won the 1934 World Series in Frankic's first full season. He ended his 33-year-old association with the major leagues in 1951 when he resigned as manager of the Chicago Cubs. For a few seasons after that, the raspy-voiced Frisch was heard as a baseball broadcaster for the Giants. : Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who is in Mexico, said yesterday through his office, "He loved baseball and he loved life. "Frank was not only a favorite with his fellow stars but a valued personal friend. Very few were more considerate of . others, specially of young people. He will be missed." Frisch earned the "Fordham Flash" nickname when he stepped off the Fordham University campus into the Giants' line-up in 1919. He never spent a day in the minor leagues. He spent eight years with the New York team and then 11 more) with the Cardinals. He set two major league records for second basemen, piling up 641 assists and 1,037 chances in 1927, his first year at St. Louis. Frisch became manager of, the Cards in July, 1933, and I was with them when they won the 1934 World Series over the Detroit Tigers in seven games. Pitchers Dizzy and Daffy Dean were credited with two victories each. Left fielder Joe Medwick and John (Pepper) Martin were the players chiefly responsible for the Cards earning the name "The Gas House Gang" during the 1933 season. But they were loaded with characters, including Dizzy, and a makeshift band called "The Mudcats." Frisch was fired as manager in 1938 by owner Sam Breadon, whose patience was limited with managers who didn't win. By that time the Cards had slipped from second to fourth to sixth place. He managed mediocre Pittsburgh Pirate teams during World War II, then came back to manage the Chicago- Cubs from 1949 to 1951. , Runners blank Portland, 4-0 I Tuesday, March 13, 1973 Page 55 . 1 t m m n - f i "V - P i I C3 TTE? T ' - I JUT J . C- -I . Jrjf fc-r am. - i k i , '.i i - v. .1 r i i a , - ... - '1 . - - ; Chicago Cub pitcher Milt Pappas, left, and Dan McGinn get in some running between showers after game with, San Diego in Scottsdale was canceled yesterday because of inclement weather. Shadows of two pitchers are reflected in pool of water in in- it AP photo by Preston StrouP field between second and third base. Terry Hughes (25), rookie infielder, walks back to foul line after sprint to centerfield wall. Cameiback Mountain is in background. m s m 3 i FII WK Ci WELLI Miller ired Cluer went from I by Duroclier baseball to horses WALTER CLUER joined the tribute to Frank Sancet's induction into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame at the recent Press Box Association banquet and meditated "My, my. How the time flies." Because Walt remembers when Sancet was catcher on his Phoenix City championship baseball team when Cluer was just a shipping clerk learning the sash and door business. And Sancet had yet to take over coaching reigns for 23 years at University of Arizona. "Must have been around 1926 or '27," Cluer recalls. Lefty Harper was one of our pitchers and later he played in the state league and, for a while, in the majors. Del' Webb was one of our pitchers, too. Bill Hyder and Orme Kyle were a couple of the other stars. -'"There were .some great City League teams. Cap Tempskey of the ABC Root Beer Co., had a strong one. So did Standard Oil and the Crane .Co., which won its half of the league and lost to us in the playoff." Cluer claims . "I wasn't too good a 'player but ! filled in when needed. Wejdidn't have? too much on the bench. -We didn't have much money either. 1 1 Sports todav I ' : RADIO-TELEVISION j MR A Poet oth oil TlWiiv i Main H York, KTAR (620), 5:30 p.m. ' WHL Hockey - Phoenix at San Diego, Ch. 5 and KTAR (FM-98.7), 1 8:30 p.m. , J i There was no "semipro" pay maybe just splitting a barrel of beer after the game." , ' Cluer's devotion to work kept him busy in those early days and the mill eventually became his. His devotion to sport remained, stoked, too. "I'd always been crazy about horses, was raised on an Idaho ranch where dad had a horse that was quite a runner. And I'd ride him in roaiAjh races main street; just a kid of about 12 then," Walter said. When mill work earnings made it pos-sibe to get into horse ownership, Cluer bought Sky Gypsy and ran her at the old Fairground track. "I claimed her for $1,750 which was high in those days," Walt recalls. "She was brought in from Caliente by Sport Barrett, now our presiding steward at Turf Paradise. And he never lets me forget I claimed the best horse he ever had." Over the years Cluer has owned more than 100 thoroughbreds. "The best was Air Academy about 10 years ago," he recalls. "I, went to Ireland to get the sire. Cittagong, named after a town in Packistan.; Air Academy is out to pasture now. And I no longer stand any studs, just four of five mares . , " ? - Cluer's major contribution to Arizona racing remains "spiffy Turf Paradise, one of the better small tracks in the nation. As Sancet left a legend as baseball coach at the UofA so Cleur leaves imprint on Arizona thoroughbred racing. And, as the man mused: "My, my how time does fly." New York Times Service ; POMPANO BEACH, Fla, - Leo Duro-cher threw a wrench into baseball's labor relations yesterday by pulling his Houston Astros out of a meeting with Marvin Miller, executive director of the Major League Players' Association. Miller, furious, told the Houston general manager, Spec Richardson, that the action violated a written contract and he vowed that players would not ratify the .three-year agreements recently reached through collective bargaining "until this matter is cleared up." "Does that mean the season might not open on time after all?" Miller was asked. "I don't want to say anything more,", he replied. He said he would take the case up with "the responsible people in baseball," meaning the two league presidents and their labor negotiator, John Gaherin. Although the meeting had been sched-; uled more than 10 days in advance, only a few Houston regulars were brought ' here from their training base from ; Coca, Fla. After announcing that the 165-mile bus trip would start at 6:30 A.M., Richardson and Durocher had the y players sign a statement that they didn't want to come. Most of those who came for an exhibition with the Texas Rangers and sat in on the meeting until their manager called them out were rookies. .. .-t - :- , . . .. . -'si';;-;,.., " Players of both teams gathered in cen-- ter field at 10 A.M. and 25 minutes later Durocher walked out and ordered his . men. in for batting practice. "You can't do that," Miller told him. The playen obeyed their manager. Two points off lead as Eagles tied by Spurs By FRANK GIANELLI The spider's web a geometrically perfect skein . . . To which Portland's Buckaroos may be quick to add "also impenetratable" after being shut out by Phoenix goalie Don (Spider) Caley Sunday night . . . For the second time this season and by the same score, 4-0. Caley turned 25 Portland shots, working behind the Runners' improved defense, as Phoenix gained two points in the Western League standings but only one point on first place Salt Lake City which tied at Denver, 3-3. That still leaves the Runners two points behind the Eagles heading into a rugged road week that calls for matches at San Diego tonight, Denver Friday, Portland on Saturday. Portland has been shut out four times this year and Caley has two of them the others are by San Diego and Seattle. "What a happy rut to be in," he kidded while taking post game plaudits. "I'll tell you, it's great to have the defense up there slowing rushes. And having Jones and Schmautz out of the Portland lineup eased things, too." For the third straight match, Portland was without scoring leader Capt. Art Jones and Cliff Schmautz. And injured veteran Bill Saunders played only a few shifts. Their loss didn't take that much away from the Roadrunner rule, though. It was Phoenix' match from the outset against the Bucks who looked none the better" for a day's rest and sunning between rainclouds since they were beaten, 3-2, Friday. Jim Boyd got the Runners romping with a goal at 4:21, tapping a third rebound for what turned out to be the game goal. Murray Heatley then scored a pair, running his season total to 36, the first at 7:52 of the second on a rebound, the other a 20 - footer off a feed by Jack DeCloe 11:10 into the second. Don Liesemer tapped in a puck left on the doorstep by Bob Mowat during a scramble at 13:59 to conclude the gunning. Caley had to face 25 shots, the Portland output falling from a dozen in the first period to six in the second and seven in the third. No such fortune for Dave Kelly in the Portland net. He played heroically or in desperation fighting for survival ' facing 43 shots. Seven of those came in a 17-second span during the final minute as the Runners pressed for a fifth goal. FIRST PERIOD I. Phoenix, Bovd (Gofton, Hicks), V. 1. Phoenix, Heatlev (Murray, Young), 7:5J. Penaltlej Donaldson, PO, 6:49, Keller.. PH, :22. Phoenix bench, 11:03. Heatley, PH, 14:11. Toner, PO. 14:17. Keelar, PO, 19:31. - SECOND PERIOD 7, Phoenix, Heatley (DeCloe). Hinse), 11:10. 4, Phoenix, Liesemer (Mowat, Thlf-fault), 13:. Penalty-Murray,, PH, 6:17. THIRD PERIOD No scoring. Penalty Young, PH, 11:51. Shots on goal by: PORTLAND II 7 - B PHOENIX 16 16 11-41 . Goalies Portland, Kelly; Phoenix, Caley. A-7,319. . it.$ Zjt'U f:Pkm-fJ - Associated Press UCLA forward Keith Wilkes, known as "Silky" to his teammates, puts up a shot in a recent practice session. Called by some as the best forward in Bruin history, Wilkes and center Bill Walton lead UCLA against Arizona State in NCAA playoffs Thursday night in Los Angeles. r Basketball business to Bruins' Wilkes Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Keith Wilkes, an All-American forward for UCLA's unbeaten Bruins, says the emphasis this year seemed more on not losing than on winning. "It's a big business," the slender 6-foot-6, 185-pound junior said of the Bruins phenomenon. "It was a lot more fun in high school because you could goof around. Here it's much more disciplined. "I don't know if winning is worth it. But I suppose I'll appreciate it in a few years, looking back on it. It's been a worthwhile experience." He admits, reluctantly, that basketball has become a major factor in his life but that his major goal is to graduate on schedule. "That's why I'm taking 16 units this year," said the 19-year-old who already is a year ahead of schedule because he was graduated from Santa Barbara nigh school a year early. The son of a minister, Wilkes is soft -. spoken and polite. Only once has he ever lost his temper on the court in a Rain washes out schedule Cactus League baseball was a complete washout yesterday. In rescheduling today, the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will play two at Phoenix Municipal Stadium" starting at 10 a.m. Patrons can use the same ticket for admission to morning and 1 p.m. games. At Scottsdale, the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's are scheduled at 1 p.m. In Tucson, rain and wet grounds washed out University of Arizona spring football v practice, the UA-Iowa baseball game, the UA-Iowa golf match and the UA-Brigham Young tennis match. Arizona and Iowa will play a pair of seven-inning baseball games today, while the golf match and tennis match have also been rescheduled for today-weather permitting. game at Oregon when he was tackled around the neck. Washington Coach Marv Harshman has called him "the greatest UCLA forward in history," and the National Association of Basketball Coaches recently named him to its first AU-American team. But if someone didn't tell him about his laurels, he'd never know about them. . . , "I don't read newspapers during basketball season not the sports pages, anyway," he says. "And I try not to think about basketball too much. Winning is harder here than at other levels and the pressure is greater this year than it was last. "Last year it was a young team, mostly sophomores and Larry Farmer was . the only returning starter and he was a junior so most people were pessimistic about how we'd do. "This year we're playing more not to lose than we are to win." As for UCLA's record winning streak, Wilkes said: "I don't think I'll be able to realize what it means until I leave here. It's funny, as long as I'm here and we're still playing, people expect us to win. "The streak doesn't hit me real hard. I'm glad we did it, proud to say I was part of the team that did it." Kentucky's Joe Hall earns coach laurels "A KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-Joe Hall, . who directed Kentucky to the Southeastern Conference basketball championship in his first year as head coach, has been named by his colleagues as SEC Coach 'of the Year. Hall, who succeeded the fabled Adolph Rupp at Kentucky, led the Wildcats to : a 14-4 mark after getting off to a mediocre start. They were 5-4 halfway through the season but won their last nine games for the league crown. FasTrack tuneup crash lulls driver Bob Criss of Newport Beach, Calif., was killed yesterday in a fiery crash at Phoenix FasTrack International Speed-way. y I jv Details on Page 23 ' Investigators said Criss,' 34, was killed when his Indianapolis-type car crashed and exploded on the fourth turn during practice on the rain-slickened raceway for Saturday's Phoenix 150. ' Tackle Mix new Charger counsel Associated Press SAN DIEGO - "I absolutely abhored football in high school and college. I hated everything about it, except it was the only thing I could do well." It was Ron Mix talking, the former football Ail-American at Southern Cal who went on to become an all-pro. He now is ending nearly two decades on the playing field to become executive counsel of the San Diego Chargers. An attorney who practiced law in the off-season, the 35-year-old Mix will handle contract negotiations. The . "intellectual assassin" was his nickname as a tackle for the Chargers before going to the Oakland Raiders. Mix was the No. 1 draft pick of the Baltimore Colts in 1960 but signed with the Chargers. In 1969 he was named to the all-time American Football League team. Venezuelan net team eliminated MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico eliminated Venezuela from the Davis Cup American zone competition 4-1 yesterday, getting straight-set singles victories from Raul Ramirez and Vicente Zara-zua. Mexico will face Columbia in the third round of the Davis Cup American zone eliminations. ' Ramirez overpowered Venezuela's Humphrey Hose 6-2, 6-4, 7-5, while Zara-zua defeated Jorge Andrew 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

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