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Wednesday, August 4, 1971
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18 A Aug. 4, 1971 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Youth Games Director Seeks More Involvement' Comment 6 Bob Broeg Post-Dispatch Sports Editor St. Louis is looking for a few thousand dollars to send the local team to Boston for the fifth annual Youth Games, Aug. 19-22. So what's new? This much, at least. The coordinator of the Youth Games program, John Eddy, is seeking more par-c i ticipation in the future by more youngsters jporTS from more municipalities in the area. "We don't have the personnel in the city to conduct enough tryouts ourselves and we can't expect children to travel great distances for preliminary trials," said Eddy. "So we'd like to interest more communities in St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties to work with us to give more youngsters an opportunity to make the St. Louis-area team." If any recreation-minded groups would like to affiliate with the city, Eddy would be happy to hear from them by phone at 535-4111 or, by mail, at the Division of Recreation, Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, 5600 Clayton Road, St Louis, Broeg 63iio. It's at the above address, with checks made out to the St. Louis Youth Games, that Eddy, the men and women who work with him and the kids would appreciate contributions in any amount, no matter how small. "Once we get to Boston, the two national sponsors, East- ern Airlines and American Machine and Foundry, pick up the tab for housing, feeding and entertaining the young people," said Eddy, "But we're about $2900 short of our goal for transportation, uniforms and equipment." Eddy, 36 years old, married, but childless, epitomizes the effort of concerned persons to make summer a more rewarding time for as many kids as possible. As an alumnus of the city playgrounds, Eddy remembers the profound effect men such as Bob Beeks and Tom Brooks had on him. Beeks, now a National Football League official, is a St. Louis police officer, and Brooks is a major in the policy department. "Men like that helped mold many lives, including mine," said Eddy, a graduate of Summer High School and Harris Teachers College. : A former basketball player who now officiates the game, the ex-athlete has been a supervisor in the city recreation program for 11 years. He's director of Gamble Center. Much of his activity with the Youth Games, however, comes from devotion above and beyond the line of duty. "I'm disturbed more because we don't get fuller participation among a cross-section of city and county children than I am over the annual struggle to come up with enough money to meet our budget," he said. - . Fewer than 2000 boys and girls, ages nine to 15, participated this summer when, with enough outlying help to train and test them, Eddy believes there could have been more than the 15,000 who were involved the first summer five years ago. "This is a bi-racial program," he pointed out, noting that only 30 of the 61 youngsters headed for Boston were products of the inner city. Actually, the entire bowling team is white, which, Eddy said, merely points out a lack of communications among the blacks. "Blacks bowl, but, somehow," he said, "parents don't communicate with their children to let them know of this opportunity." The sports involved in the Youth Games, the brainchild of New York Mayor John Lindsay, are bowling, basketball and track and field. "We'd like to add swimming, boxing and tennis," said Eddy. But why not softball? "Because," he said, "it would be more difficult to conduct tryouts and to pick out the most deserving performers than in the individual sports. Yes, basketball is a team game, too, but it's easier to spot a boy's talent on a basketball court, we've found, than it would be to determine a boy's softball ability by hitting him, say, 10 ground balls." Less expensive too. Thirteen major cities from St. Louis east are involved in the Youth Games, which were held twice in New York and once each in St. Louis and Washington before going to Boston. The 1972 finals will be in Detroit.. As a curiosity this time, four members of one family earned their way onto the St. Louis team. Selected from the Davis family were Lora, 10 years old; Joshua, 11, and Barry, 12, all in track events, and Jeffrey, 15, a basketball player. A brother-and-sister act, Randy and Birdy Ragsdale, is on the bowling team, which was picked through free trial time at Crossroads alleys, 8121 Brentwood, through cooperation of the Bowling Proprietors' Association. Shirts for the bowling team were donated by champion Dick Weber, co-chairman of the Youth Games program here with Ernie McMillan, offensive captain of the football Cardi nals. Except for track shoes, youngsters making the Boston trip are given uniforms, sweat suits and waist-length Eisenhower-style jackets with the Youth Games insignia. St. Louis has had six nation al Youth Games champions-Olivia Williams, Debbie Carter, Rosemary Miller, Carol Hendley, Sharon Hagen Mueller and James Penny, all in track and field events and two years ago the city finished fourth among the 13 cities involved. "Winning is important, of course, but participation is more important," said John Eddy. "Varsity high school athletes are barred from this program, which is designed more for kids who've got talent and really don't know it. "The purpose is to make summer a pleasant and interesting challenge for as many youngsters as possible. That's why, even though we need financial help now, we'd like more municipalities in the area to enter their children next time." f 4 I J " John Eddy Beware! Bierdorf Is Coming By Jeff Meyers Of the Post-Dispatch Staff LAKE FOREST, 111., Aug. 4 Dan Dierdorf is only slightly more frightening coming around the corner on his Honda 750 motorcycle than he is coming around the corner on an end sweep. Either way, he scares people. At 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, Dierdorf is an awesome sight on wheels or on foot. When he roars down Sheridan Road here, he looks like a whole gang of Hell's Angels. . His Honda, one suspects, takes as much punishment as the unwary linebacker on that end sweep. It is hard, then, to imagine a man of Dierdorf's enormous-ness getting tossed around or crying before a football game, yet he encountered those experiences at the University of Michigan. In his freshman year at Ann Arbor, before he had any idea about playing pro football let alone being drafted second by the Cardinals Dierdorf played offense and defense for the Wolverine frosh and served as cannon fodder for the wrestling team. Being as large as he was, Dierdorf naturally was called on to practice with 245-pound Dave Porter, a senior wrestler who the year before had lost the National Collegiate Athletic Association heavyweight title he won as a sophomore. "He had no one to work out with," said Dierdorf. "So I was kinda drafted for the job. I didn't have any finesse, but I gave him a good workout." After tangling with Dierdorf's hulk, Porter must have found the competition in the NCAA meet more to his fancy because he regained the heavyweight crown. In his sophomore year, Dierdorf became a permanent fixture at offensive tackle "the position was up for grabs," he said. "If a defensive spot would have been open, I might have tried for it." Such is fate. Instead of losing a good defensive tackle, the Wolverines gained a consensus All-America at offensive tackle, a player who as a junior helped lead them to their stunning upset of Ohio State in 1969 and into the '70 Rose Bowl. Track Bails Us Out I FROM PAGE SEVENTEEN T s c o r e d from underneath and sank a free throw to cut the U.S. margin to 79-77. "He was "so big I c o u 1 d n 't even see around him," said Chones, al- most seven feet tall. 1 The U.S. was to finish its first round schedule against n Surinam today, and the expect- ed victory would almost surely put the Americans in the cham- pionship round where an ear-; lier loss to Cuba would not count. Cuba pulled another international surprise when it walked away with the gold medal for men's gymnastics, long a V stronghold of the USA but - Larry Young of Sibley, Mo., got 2 the Americans off on the right foot in the evening's track com--, petition by winning the 50-kilo-; meter (31 miles) walk in 4'2 J, hours. ; It was Young's second Pan- Am victory in the event. He ; won at Winnipeg four years ago, " and last night became the first 7 gold medal repeater in track and field. Americans went on to claim 1 six gold medals in eight events - for the evening, making it 14-- for-16 in men's events since the games began. Z Javelin thrower Cary Feld-i mann of Seattle, 100-meter dash C heroine Iris Davis of Pompano Beach, Fla., 400-meter hurdles flash Ralph Mann of San Diego and 800-m e t e r s runner Ken Swenson of San Pedro, Calif., all won golds in record performances. The biggest individual track winner, however, was Donald Quarrie of Jamaica, who became the first man since Ray Norton in 1959 to win both the 100 and 200 meters. Quarrie took the 200 meters in 19.8 last night, tying Tommit Smith's world record time for the distance around one turn. Marshall Dill of Detroit, a top U.S. hope for the future, tied Trinidad-Tobago's Edwin Roberts for second at 20.3. The only other non-U.S. winner in track also was a Jamaican Marilyn Neufville, who took the women's 400-meter run. Cuba's surprising showing in gold medals was strengthened with five more yesterday, including three by Pedro Rodri-quez in lightweight weightlift-ing. A new rule this year gives four sets of medals instead of one in each weight class. Guatemala took an individual medal in rifle shooting, Cuba getting the team medal. The U.S. was expected to harvest some more gold in the pole vault and hammer throw tonight, with finals in shooting, gymnastics and weightlifting also scheduled. J White Coaches : Get Message KANSAS CITY, Aug. 4 (AP) Frustrations, insults and f exploitation have been common experiences of many black athletes V attending predominantly white colleges and universities, a number ;, of black coaches attending a workshop here agreed yesterday. f The two-day session at the University o f Missouri-Kansas I1 City gave white coaches from several small colleges in Mis- ' souri and Kansas a chance to ' learn of the blacks' problems in ' detail. it." One of the white coaches asked Prentice Gautt, former St. Louis Cardinal running back and now an assistant coach at the University of M i s s o u r i, How can a white coach go It was in the Rose Bowl, that Dierdorf experienced "one of the most frustrating moments of my life." On the eve of the game, Michigan coach Bo Schembechler was stricken with a heart attack. "It was a bad scene before the game," Dan recalled. "We were all crying, not knowing whether Bo would live or die." You don't feel like playing under those circumstances. Most of the guys just wanted to get on a bus and go home." Emotionally drained, the Wolverines lost the game to Southern California, 10-3. "We really wanted to win that one," said Dierdorf, "just to prove our victory over Ohio State was no fluke." Dierdorf's relationship with Schembechler (who survived the heart attack and coached in Dan's senior year) took interesting turns over the years. Dierdorf lived in football-crazy Canton, O. ("where you couldn't buy a ticket to a game five years from now"), and was recruited by Big Ten and Ohio schools. Among the schools he visited were Michigan and Miami of Ohio. "I picked Michigan because I was really impressed by the campus and the coaching staff, particularly head coach Bump Elliott," Dierdorf said. The coach at Miami then, however, was one Bo Schembechler. Dan just laughed at the implication of his statement. "Bo is the greatest," he said of the coach who succeeded Elliott at Michigan. "At times you hate him and other times you love him. But you wind up loving him." . . When Dierdorf played in the recent College All-Star gamo, a reporter for a Chicago newspaper called him the "genial giant." The description fits. He views his role as a Cardinal with the right kind of whimsy. "I was going to be a guard in the pros," he said. "But they put me back at tackle. Then I'm going to learn guard, and after that tackle And guard on the other side of center. I'll be of much more value to the team if I know more positions. Why, they may even try me at wide receiver next week." Now that's really frightening. v SPEARING A RECORD. Cary feldmann of Seattle grimaces before heaving the javelin 267 feet 5'2 inches for a Pan-American Games record at Call, 1 Colombia. Feldmann's effort wiped out American Dan Studney's mark of 248'4 set in 1963. (AP Wirephoto) Lemay Certified Medal Standings Edward Beasley, director of about understanding the black FftP MRP Moot the Fthnir. and Black Aware- .,i,-ot. rul 1' IVieeT ness Center at UMKC, which sponsored the program, said its purpose was to demonstrate for white coaches what black athletes must cope with on their campuses. "We also hope to demonstrate the black a t h 1 e t e 's needs of identity, whether through some-tbing like Afro haircuts, dashik-is or the formation of black student unions," Beasley said. Dwight Reed, athletic director of historically black Lincoln University at Jefferson City, said b'ack sensitivity was something "you coaches have to Wrestle with; you've got to face athlete's views?' Gautt advised the coach to first become acquainted with the Individual, even by Inviting him to the coach's home for an evening. Printers Try Again Specin! to the Post-Dispatch PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4 -The St. Louis Typos were scheduled cr0Wn Sunday by defeating the to m e e t the host Pittsburgh Geigher Collegians, 8-7. team today in the Union Print- other teams certified were ers baseball tournament. defending champion Grand The I o e r s' bracket contest Rapids, Mich., Sullivans; 1970 was originally scheduled for runner-up Anchorage, Alaska, yesterday, but was postponed Glacier-Pilots; Kansas tourna- because of rain. ment winner Liberal Bee Jays; WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 4 (AP) Lemay Advertisers of St. Louis vas one of nine teams certified yesterday for the 32-team field in the annual National Baseball Congress tournament, which opens here Aug. 13. Lemay won the M i s s o u r i CALI. Colombia, Aug. 4 (UPI) Medal standings In the Pan-American Games at the conclusion of yesterday's competition: Gold Silver Bronze Total I NITED STATES 20 19 12 51 i 11 IS 10 39 Canada Colombia Mexico Jamaica Puerto Rico Brazil Argentina Dutch Antilles Panama Peru Venezuela Guatemala Barbados Uruguav Trln.-Tobago 5 3 3 3 1 4 4 1 1 O 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 4 4 3 S 0 1 1 1 2 2 O O 1 1 Kansas runner-up Wichita Service Auto Glass; Virginia winner Roanoke; U.S. Air Force All-Stars from Europe; North Dakota t i 1 1 i s t Fargo Idso Sales and Wisconsin champion Madison Leskes. Who's Who In Baseball Perry To Hurl For Giants NATIONAL LEAOI'F (Based on 27fl At-Hals) O AB K H TORRE Cards 110 423 BeekertChi 102 409 Clemente Pgh 92 3tiS Sangulllen Pgh 95 369 Garr Atl 108 442 BROCK Cards 107 441 W. Davis LA 107 432 C. Jones NY 90 337 Cash Pgh 76 308 M. Alou Cards 101 413 HOME RUNS Stargell, Gibson Eyes 200th Win pit. 63 152 .359 6S 143 .350 61 123 .334 44 l'J3 .333 71 147 .333 86 146 .331 63 141 .326 40 109 .323 59 98 .320 55 132 .320 P ttsburch. 3S: H. Aaron. Atlanta. 31; L. May, Cincinnati, 29: JJ. jonnson, niia-delphla, 26; Montanez, Philadelphia, 22; B. Robertson, Pittsburgh, 22. RUNS BATTED IN Slargeil, Pittsburgh. 100; TORRE Cards, 87; H. Aaron, Atlanta, SO- Montanez, Philadelphia, 74; D. Johnson, Philadelphia. 70. PITCHING (Based on Most Victories) Ellis. Pittsburgh, 15-5, .750; J. Johnson, San Francisco, 12-4, .750: ilt-.Mahon, Sin Francisco, 9-3, .750; Biass. Pittsburgh. 11-4. .733; Gul-lett, Cincinnati, 11-4. .733. AMERICAN I.KACIE i AB K H Pet. Ollva Min S6 334 57 123 .368 Murcer NY 106 383 69 12S .334 Otis KC 98 386 59 121 .313 Tovar Min 103 429 65 133 .310 Rojas KC 99 363 4 8 112 .309 Reichardt Chi 92 341 39 105 .308 ' Rttnmund Bal 90 297 54 90 .303 F. Hwrd Wash 104 386 44 11S .301 R. Smith Bsn 107 413 63 123 .298 Mincher Wash 9 2 2 9 4 34 87 . 296 HOME RUNS ..Melton, Chicago, 25; Cash. Detroit, 23; R. Smith, Boston. 23; Murcer, New York. 20: F. Howard, Washimrton, 20: Petro-celll, Boston, 20, 011v. Minnesota, 20. RUNS BATTED IX Killebrew, Minnesota. 73; Petrocelli. Boston, 70; Murcer, New York, 68: Bando. Oak-land, 67; B Robinson, Baltimore, 67. PITCHING (Based on Most Victories) Blue, Oakland, 19-4, .826: Dob-son. Baltimore, 15-4, .789; Mc ally, Baltimore, 13-4. .765: Cuel-!ar, Baltimore. 13-4, .765; Slebert, Boston, 14-6, .700. Sauirt, Midget Tryouts For Rainbow Rockets The Falstaff Rainbow Rockets will hold Squirt (ages 8 to 10) and Midget (ages 14 to 16) team tryouts for the 1971-72 season the remaining four Sundays of this month. Tryouts will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 each Sunday night at St. Louis Blues Winterland, 11443 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton. Those interested should report to the rink this Sunday night and take advantage of all sessions. Each boy must furnish his own equipment. Members of the Mid-America Hockey Association, the Rockets play a 50- to- 60-game schedule each year. They have been finalists in the F a 1 s t a f f Cup playoffs, and sent one team to the national playoffs. Further information can be obtained from Paul Sivcovich at 739-1929 or 739-1400. Bob Gibson tonight can become the second pitcher to win 200 games for the Cardinals. Gibson, who has 199 victories and 126 defeats with the Red-birds, will pitch against the San Francisco Giants and Gaylord Perry at 8 o'clock at Busch Stadium. Jesse (Pop) Haines, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, won 210 games while losing 158 for the Cardinals from 1920 through 1937. Gibson won his first game, 1-0, beating the Cincinnati Reds and Jim OTooIe on July 30, 1959. He reached the 100 mark in another 1-0 decision, over the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bob Veale, on June 15, 1986. Last night's 6-1 loss to the San Diego Padres gave the Cardinals a split in the the two-game series and ended this season's play a g a i n s t the West Coast club. The Cards won eight of 12 games with the Padres. Garry Jestadt, the P a d r e s' second baseman, had his first three-hit game in the majors last night with a double and two singles in five at bats. The 24-year-old Jestadt, who spent most of six previous pro seasons in the minors, came to the Padres from the Chicago Cubs last May. "I was trade d," he said, cheek full of tongue, "for Chris Cannizzaro and about six bushels of money." Joe Torre went hitless in four tries against Steve Arlin andi his National League-leading av-, erage slipped four points to .359. The Cubs' Glenn Beckert is second at .350. I Arlin worked last winter as a dentist and instructor in a program at Ohio State, his alma mater. He's considering moving! Cardinal Averages BATTING AB H 2B 3B 1K KBI Av. Torre 423 152 20 4 17 87 .359 Kubiak 6 2 1 1 0 0 .333 Brock 441 146 24 4 6 38 .331 Alou 414 133 22 6 3 44 .321 Simmons 311 93 20 3 3 54 .299 McN'tneylOg 32 4 2 4 18 .294 Burda 43 12 O O 1 5 .279 Cruz 109 29 6 O 3 11 .266 Sizemore 300 77 9 2 3 28 .257 Melendez 139 35 3 1 0 9 .252 Beauch p 135 34 8 2 2 15 .252 Javier 227 56 6 4 3 24 .217 Maxvlll 214 48 8 1 0 13 .221 Hapue 237 51 5 1 10 34 .215 Sttnson 5 1 0 0 0 O .200 SB- -Brock 36. Alou 11, Javier 5, Cruz Beauchamn 3. Melendez 2 Torre 2, aizemore. maxviu. Simmons. PITCHING W I. II' H i.R SO BB ERA Linzv 2 1 40 38 9 17 20 1 .98 D'b'iky 5 1 4S ST 17 42 2S 3.12 Gibson 9 9 151 135 58 102 48 3.39 C'ltrn 15 6 183 185 75 120 V i.9 Savior 2 0 58 57 24 38 24 3.72 Shaw 3 0 r2 33 14 15 18 3.94 Cl'vel'd 9 9 151 148 67 102 37 3.99 S't'lnl 0 4 66 76 31 3 27 ' 23 Pat'son 0 0 8 6 4 4 6 4.50 Tnh'rv ' i RO 8 37 .83 Reuss 10 11 143 155 82 86 78 5.13 "includes record with San Pie'io. 'rtiptnrinl on mllitarv list ) Saves I.inzv 6. Drabowsky 5. snaw 2, Taylor. to the San Diego area next winter to begin a practice there. Center fielder Jose Cruz suffered a broken nose when he was involved in an auto accident after leaving Busch Stadium Monday night. Bleeding and a headache from the injury kept him at home last night. With Luis Melendez also out with a torn hamstring of the left leg, manager Red Schoen-dienst put Matty Alou in center field and Joe Hague in right. Bob Burda, in a rare start, played first base to give thel Cards seven lefthanded batters against Arlin. When Cruz returns, Schoen-dienst is expected to use Alou in right and platoon Hague and Jim Beauchamp at first. Tonight's game will be preceded by an American Association game between the Tulsa Oilers, the Cardinals' Class AAA farm club, and the Indianapolis Indians, the Cincinnati Reds' Triple-A club. Indianapolis leads the league's Eastern Division with a 66-41 record; Tulsa is third in the West with a 51-55 mark. The game will start at 5 p.m. with no inning to start after 7:35. Tulsa nipped Indianapolis, 5-4, last night. Following the Gibson-Perry matchup tonight, the Cardinals will send Reggie Cleveland against Juan Marichal Thursday night and Chris Zachary against John Cumberland Friday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers will follow the Giants into town for games Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Arlin's victory last night was the tenth complete game for the Padres in their last 16 games. Nate Colbert, a St. Louisan, extended h i s hitting streak to 10 games with a double in the third inning. -KAEGEL. FIAT SALES & SERVICE ia miss n i on: Dom-Ciirysier-PlpoBfli-Fiat 272S Int. 70, St. C!.arWs, M. ftre$fone DLC iOO RETREADS As 67TtRR As Ptus 43 Fed. Ex. tax and recappable tire off your car. Other sizes and whltewalls similarly low-priced. AVAILABLE AT FIRESTONE DEALERS & STORES 7.3514 or 7.35-15 Blackballs 1 MANTLE LANTERN PI 7 JE A. T. 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