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StlDWS POST-DISPATCH SUNDAY, OCTOBER IS. 1972 SECTION 1-1 OF ""iiMisssssBissssMsssss enace's Two Homers Waylay Re ds, 3 By Neal Russo Of tha Post-Dispatch Staff CINCINNATI, Oct. 14 - It's misspelled "Tenance" on h 1 s bats. It was Tenacci before his grandparents, who came to the United States from Italy, Americanized the family name. It's pronounced "Tennis" instead of "Ta-NATCH-ee." But no matter how Gene Tenace's name is spelled or pronounced, it won't be forgotten easily by the Cincinnati Reds. Tenace and the full handle is Fury Gene Tenace drove in all of his Oakland team's runs Saturday as the A's upset the Reds, 3-2, in the first game of the world Series at Riverfront Stadium. The catcher, who was a fielding goat in the fourth American League playoff game, then the batting hero in the fifth game, became the first player to hit home runs in his first two times at bat in World Series competition. There were several co-heroes, namely the three Oakland pitchers starter Ken Holtzman, righthanded r e 1 i e f ace Roliie Finers and Vida Blue. H o 1 1 z m a n got the victory, Blue the save. And the victim was Cincy starter Gary Nolan, who coughed up both homers to Tenace on bad pitches. Tenace put the A's in front, 2-0, in the second inning with a line-drive homer over the left field wall after George Hen-drick walked on a three-ball, two-strike pitch with two out. The A's pitchers stopped the Reds' first three batters on one hit, a two-out single by Bobby Tolan in the third inning, and two walks. Pete Rose and Joe Morgan each drew a pass. Cincy manager Sparky Anderson put it simply and conclusively. "When you stop our front three, we lose," Sparky said. So it remained for Johnny Bench and a few others to get the Reds back in the game. Cincy got a run back in the second after filling the bases with nobody out. Bench and Tony Perez singled to left and Denis Menke walked. Then Cesar Geronimo popped to shortstop and Dave Concepcion hit Max'vilf Relates Hair-Raising Tale , CINCINNATI, Oct. 14-For-mer Cardinal Dal Maxvill said he was asked by A's owner Charlie Finley when joining the club, "Why don't you grow a mustache?". "I never tried to," Maxie said. Said Finley, "You want to stay with this club, don't you?" Maxie said, "Yes, sir." Finley: "Then grow a mustache." Maxvill said, "I don't know whether he was kidding or not, but I didn't want to take a chance' ; into a run-scoring force-out before Nolan struck out. The Reds tied the score at 2-2 in the fourth and the Bench-Perez combo was at it again. Bench opened with a walk, went to second on Perez's sin--gle, then home as Menke hit into a force play. Tenace's second homer came In the fifth inning. This one was a shot to the lower deck In left, fairly close to the foul screen. . The Reds had several other big chances as they outhit the A's, 7 to 4. In the sixth, Bench, who led off all four innings in which he batted, doubled off the right field wall. That finished Holtzman. Fingers struck out both Perez and Menke and then Geronimo lined to left field. In the seventh, Concepcion led off with a single. With pinch-hitter Ted Uhlaender at bat, the A's called for a pitchout and Concepcion was nailed trying to steal. Uhlaender, only 3 for 41 as a pinch-hitter in the regular season, struck out. After Rose walked, Blue replaced Fingers. With Morgan at bat, Blue made a wild pitch. Then be walked Morgan but Tolan fouled to the catcher.'- The Reds, playing before their largest crowd ever in Cincinnati, 52,918, gave it one last shot in the ninth. Hal McRae, who batted .453 on 5 for 11 in the 1970 World Se-. ries, swung for Geronimo and singled to left. After Concepcion sacrificed, Anderson called on Julian Javier, who has had great success against lefthanders. Javier, batting for reliever Clay Carroll, grounded to second base, pinch-runner George Foster advanced to third. Pete was the last Rose of summer so far as the Reds' last hope went. And the best be could do was ground out to second baseman Ted Kubiak. .Turning point? A's manager Dick Williams called it the pitchout on Concepcion, called by catcher Tenace. There, was some doubt on the call on that play. Instant replay indicated that shortstop Campy Campaneris, who covered on the play, might have missed the tag. Anderson pointed to several other turning points. "There was the bases-loaded situation where we got only one run," Sparky said. "There was Bench's 1 e a d o f f double, and there was the ninth when we had the man on second and one out. on how to pitch to Tenace, who had only five home runs during the regular season and had only one hit in 17 at-bats in the playoff? Anderson said the "book" by super scouts c o u 1 d n 't have helped bacause the pitches for each homer were bad. "The first homer was on a fast ball upstairs with not much - on it and the second was on a slow curve that hung high," Anderson said. No matter how bad the pitches were, the fact remains that Tenace carried the A's to the lead in the bsst-of-seven Series which continues Sunday after-noon here. Lefthander Ross Grimsley is to start for the Reds against righthander Catfish Hunter. Nolan had allowed 13 homers during the regular season but one to a customer and two in a game only twice. Only eight men had homered in their first official time at bat in a Series game before Tenace connected Saturday. Tenace hit only .225 during Fury Unleashed OAKiAM) (3) Campanula i Rudi If Alou rt Epstein lb Lswls pr Hegan U Bando 3b Hendrlck of Tenace c Green 2b Marquez ph Kubiak 2b Holtzman p Fingers p Blue p AB B 3 0 4 3 3 0 0 4 PO A 2 3 0 0 0 0 27 3 4 3 27 12 CINCINNATI (2) What happened to the booki TURN TO PAGE 2, COL 1 Total! T3. if i. n 0 0 3 Morgan 2t 3 0 0 0 5 Tolan et 4 0 1 0 2 Bench c 3 2 2 0 1 Perez lb 4 0 2 0 10 Menke 3b 3 0 0 1 2 Geronimo rf 3 0 0 0 McRae ph 1 0 1 0 Foster pr 0 0 0 0 Concepcion as 2 2 1 1 Nolan p 2 0 0 0 Borbonp 0 0 0 0 Uhlaender ph 1 0 0 0 Carroll p .0 0 0 0 Javier do 10 0 0 Totals 31 2. 7 2 27 13 OAKLAND 020 010 0003 CINCINNATI 010 100 0002 DP Cincinnati 1. Lett Oakland 2, Cincinnati 8. 2B Bench HR Tenace 2. 3 Campaneris, Concep- e'n' IF H It ER BB SO Holtzman (w) 6 5 2 2 3 3 Fingers 1 1 0 0 1 3 Bill? 2i 1 f n 1 1 Nolan (L) 6 4 3 3 2 0 Borbon 1 0 0 0 0 0 Carroll 2 0 0 0 2 1 Holtzman pitched to one batter In 8th Save Blue. WP Blue. U .pelekoudas, Honochlck, Stelner, Umont, Engel, Haller. T 2:18. A 52,918. Hawks Fast Start Tops Blues, 4-2 A SHAKY START. Members of the Oakland A's shake hands with each other after beating Cincinnati Saturday in the World Series opener, 3-2. At left is Vida Blue who salvaged the victory for starter Ken Holtzman and at the right, getting hand shakes from first baseman Mike Hegan and third baseman Sal Bando, is Gene Tenace whose two home runs were all the offensive power the A's needed. (AP Wirephoto) Devaney Gives ML) A 62-0 Memory Good Riddance 0 0 0 00 7 14 27 14 62 (Sanger kick) ass from Humm MISSOURI NEBRASKA Neb Dixon 1 run Neb Rodgers 28 (Sanger kick) Neb Dixon l run (Sanger kick) Neb List 24 pass from Humm (kick failed) Neb Revelle 19 pass from -Humm (Sanger kick) Neb Goeller 1 run (Sanger kick) Net) Moran 1 run (Sanger kick) Neb Westbrook 28 run (Sanger kick) Neb Runty A 7o,011 9 run (Sanger kick) By a Special Correspondent of the Post-Dispatch LINCOLN, Nebr., Oct. 14 -University of Missouri fans will long remember Bob Devaney, head football coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Retiring after the current season, Devaney led his highly-ranked Huskers against '01 Mizzou for the last time Saturday. It was the eleventh time t h a t a Devaney-led Nebraska team had clashed with the Tigers. Devaney bade farewell to his Big Eight adversaries by dealing them their worst conference loss in history and their worst defeat in 40 years. Nebraska, which rolled up a 77-7 victory earlier this season over Army, wrecked Missouri, 62-0. The Tigers of 1932 took a 654 thrashing from the Texas Long-horns for their worst shutout defeat. Nebraska, since losing its opener, 20-17, to UCLA, has gone all out in an effort to re- Major College Scores BIG EIGHT Kansas St. 20, Kansas 19 Nebraska 62, Missouri 0 Colorado 34, Iowa St. 22 BIG TEN Ohio State 26, Illinois 7 Indiana 33, Wisconsin 7 Michigan 10, Michigan St. 0.. Iowa 23, Northwestern 12 Purdue 28, Minnesota 3 AREA COLLEGES Concordia, 111. 14, Principia 3 Benedictine 10, St. Louis U. 6 Tampa 44, Southern Illinois 0 MIDWEST Miami, 0. 31, Ohio U. 7 Kent St. 14, Bowling Green 10 Louisville 56, North Texas 6 Notre Dame 42, Pitt 16 Xavier, 0. 14, Marshall 0 Toledo 20, W. Michigan 13 Dayton 28, Ball St. 7 Xavier, 0. 14, Marshall 0 Texas Christian 35, Tulsa 9 Wichita St. 20, Cincinnati 17 EAST Air Force 13, Boston College 9 Rutgers 21, Lafayette 7 Dartmouth 35, Princeton 14 Syracuse 30, Navy 14 Marvland 37, Villanova 7 Holy Cross 21, Colgate 21 Massachusetts 44, Boston U. 15 Penn State 45, Army 0 Temple 38, West Virginia 36 Harvard 20, Columbia 18 Cornell 24, Penn 20 Yale 53, Brown 19 SOUTH Duke 7, Clemson 0 N. Carolina 31, Kentucky 20 S. MissHippi 34, Richmond 9 Va. Tech 34, Okla. State 32 Alabama 24, Florida 7 Georgia 14, Mississippi 13 Vanderbilt 21, Wm. & Mary 17 Virginia 45, VMI 14 Davidson 51, Furman 35 E. Carolina 27, Citadel 21 N.C. State 42, Wake Forest 13 Miami (Fla.) 24, Tulane 21 South Carolina 41, Appalachian St. 7 Florida St. 25, Mississippi St. 21 Louisiana St. 35, Auburn 7 Memphis St. 38, Utah St. 29 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 31, Baylor 20 Oklahoma 27, Texas 0 Texas Tech 17, Texas A&M 14 Houston 49, San Diego St 14 FAR WEST Arizona 27, New Mexico 15 Wyoming 28, Colo. State 9 BYU 21, Texas-EI Paso 14 Washington St. 3i, Oregon Southern California 42, California 14 Stanford 24, Washington 0 UCLA 37, Oregon St. 7 Idaho 31, Northern Illinois 14 14 gain its No. 1 status. Seeking a third-straight National C o 1 1 e-giate Athletic Association championship, the Cornhuskers have outscored their last four opponents, 225-14. But Devaney and Co. could not be faulted for running up the score on the Tigers. Missouri did everything it could to help the Cornhuskers' cause by turning the ball over to them in easy-scoring distance. And, if you divide the final score into first and second teams, it reads: Nebraska First Team 41, Missouri 0; Nebraska Second Team 21, Missouri 0. Devaney ended his career at Nebraska against Missouri with a 7-4 slate. And in the last two years, Devaney's Cornhuskers have outscored MU, 98-0. The 62 points is the most ever recorded by the Huskers in the MU series which began in 1892. Oddly, Nebraska won that first game, 1-0, on a forfeit. For Al Onofrio's Tigers, who fell to 2-3 for the season and 0-2 in the Big Eight, it was the most embarrassing conference shellacking since Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners mauled Don Faurot's Tigers, 67-14, In 1956. Nebraska held a 21-0 lead at half Saturday and, all things considered, it wasn't too bad of a showing for Mizzou. Though they could manage just 39 yards (all on the ground) in the first half, the Tigers could have trailed by just 14 points at the half. After Nebraska scored on a 12-play, 43-yard drive in the first quarter (Gary Dixon crossed the goalline from the 1) and then on a 77-yard drive (Dave Humm's 28-yard scoring s t r i k e to All-America Johnny Rodgers in the second quarter), the Tigers gave the Huskers the final TD of the half. Tony G i 1 11 C k, lubbhig for TURN TO PAGE 9, COL. 1 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumblcs-lost Penalties-yards STATISTICS 310. 8 50-124 44 2 2-15-1 11-39 4-3 4-35 Nebr. 31 64-215 329 117 20-29-1 4-45 2-2 8-80 Prep Scores ABC LEAGUE Country Day 21, Lutheran North 7 Lutheran South 22, Principia 0 PUBLIC HIGH LEAGUE Northwest 14, Roosevelt 0 Beaumont 19, Southwest 0 Cleveland 6, McKinley 0 . Sumner 26, Soldan 6 Vashon 33, Central 0 SUBURBAN LEAGUE Berkeley 32, Clayton 0 Lafayette 56, Jennings 8 Maplewood 34, Eureka 8 CATHOLIC ATH. CONF. DeAndreis 15, DuBourg 0 Rosary 7, Aquinas 6 SUBURBAN SOUTH University City 14, Mehlville 9 Ladue 21, Parkway Central 0 Parkway West 29, Parkway North 0 SUBURBAN NORTH Hazelwood 54, Pattonville 13 McCluer 34, McCluer North 14 Riverview Gardens 16, Nor-mandy 6 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY Triad 20, Mascoutah 6 Roxana 41, Bethalto 3 FOUR RIVERS CONF. Pacific 34, St. James 0 GATEWAY ATH. CONF. Ft. Zumwalt 32, Orchard Farm 10 NONCONFERENCE St. Louis U. High 27, Webster Groves 25 Vianney 31, Kirkwood 22 Assumption 15, Lincoln 6 Lindbergh 19, DeSmet 14 Kansas City Pembroke 28, John Burroughs 22 Springfield Glendale 14, CBC 0 Bills Kickers Top Rockhurst For 9th Victory Special to the Post-Dispatch KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 14 The St. Louis University soccer team won its ninth game in 12 starts, defeating Rockhurst College, 3-0, Saturday night. The Billikens now 9-1-2 for the season played with three injured regulars Dan Counce, Dale Harmon and Joe Hamm on the bench. Dennis Hadican scored the first B i 11 i k e n goal with Bob O'Leary and Tim Logush assisting. Joe Clark made it 2-0 eight minutes into the second half when he looped the ball over the Rockhurst g o a 1 i e 's head from 25-yards out. Mike Seerey assisted. - Seerey tallied the final goal with a left-footed shot from 25-yards out. By Wally Cross Of the Post-Dispatch Staff The ' still-shaky St. Louis Blues, winless in three National Hockey League starts this season, suffered their eighth straight loss to the defending West Division champion Chicago Black Hawks at The Arena Saturday night when they bowed, 4-2, before a sellout crowd of 18,630. . The teams will meet again Sunday night in Chicago in a televised encounter that will be carried by KPLR-TV (Channel 11) starting at 7:30 o'clock. The Blues, whose record against Chicago since 1967 is 5-18-6, haven't beaten the Hawks since the 1970-71 season. They were 0-6 against them last year. In addition, the Blues have never won a game in Chicago, which puts added pressure on them Sunday night. Chicago, u n b e at e n in four starts, now leads the West Division with eight points. But the Hawks have played only one game on the road thus far. The loss by the Blues established a club record. Prior to Saturday night's game they had never gone more than three games without a victory at the start of a season in their six-year history. In this one, the Black Hawks jumped to a 3-1 first-period lead, held a 4-1 edge after two sessions and allowed only one goal in the final 20 minutes. The Blues came out skating like madmen in the first period and had the Black Hawks on the run for the first 11 minutes. But a lucky goal and a couple of defensive mistakes quickly knocked the confidence out of them. Left winger Floyd Thomson, who spent most of last season bouncing between the NHL and the minors, opened the scoring for St. Louis at 6 minutes 36 seconds with a shot from an extreme angle that Chicago goalie Gary Smith m i s j u d g e d and tried to backhand across his body on the short side. Instead of gloving the puck, however, Smith managed only to get a piece of it and It dropped into the net. Up until that point, the Black Hawks hadn't had a dangerous shot on the St. Louis cage. But Hull Power rmrtnA 3 1 BLUES , 1 0 13 FIRST PERIOD 1. Blues, Thomson 1 (D. O'Shea, K. OShea) 6:36; 2. Chicago, White 2 (Pappin, Hull) 11:55: 3. Chicago, Bordeleau 2 (Ogilvie, White) 13:58: 4. Chicago, Hull 2 (Martin, Pappin) 16:10. Penalties: Korab (C) major, linger (B) major 8:21. SECOND PERIOD 5. Chicago, Hull 3 (Pappin, Stapleton) 18:26. Penalties: Korab (C), Dupont (B) 6:46: Sabourin (B) 10:36. THIRD PERIOD 6. Blues. Unger 3 (Roberto, Murphy) 2:29. Penalties: None. SHOTS ON OOAL CHICAGO 10 13 325 BLUHS 14 16 1444 Goalies: Chicago, Smith; Blues, Ca-ran. Attendance 18,630. they quickly came to life after defenseman Bill White's lazy, half-hearted drive from the b 1 u e 1 i n e snaked through a throng of players, hit the post and bounced into the goal behind Blues' netminder Jacques Caron at 11:55. J. P. Bordeleau gave the Hawks the lead two minutes later and Dennis Hull made it 3-1 at 16:10 and the St. Louis defense slowly came apart at the seams. Hull eluded big Steve Dur-bano for his goal after taking a pass 10 feet in front from Pit Martin. Before the Blues regained some of their composure, the Black Hawks had three more big chances to score but Caron kept the Blues in the game with good pad saves. The defeat of their No. 2 po-1 i c e m a n (Keith Magnuson is still No. 1) seemed to have little affect on the Black Hawks, however. They continued to match the Blues bodycheck forbodycheck in the listless second period and finally stretched their lead to 4-1 at 18: 26 on Hull's second tal-' ly of the evening. The only bright spot of the period for the Blues came when they managed to kill Gary Sa-bourin's boarding penalty midway through the session. Prior to that, they had allowed four TURN TO PAGE 4 COL. 4 1st Shutout Since '63 U (Defense Shocks Texas DALLAS, Oct. 14 (AP) Oklahoma defensive tackle Derland Moore blocked a Texas quick kick in the third period for a crucial touchdown and ran down a Longhom fumble for another score Saturday to spark the second-ranked Sooners to a 27-0 victory over the tenth-ranked Longhorns. Until Moore's alert third- quarter play on a piece of Texas trickery, the high-velocity Sooners held a shaky 3-0 lead on a 37-yard field goal by Rick Fulcher. Texas quarterback Alan Low-ry dropped back to punt on third down from his own 15-yard line and Moore roared in untouched. Guard Lucious Sel-mon flopped on the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma's Gary Baccus batted a Texas pitchout into the end zone and Moore fell on the ball for another six points. It was Moore's blocked kick that sapped the life from the spirited Longhorns, who had Buckeyes Win, 26-7 II inois Is Overrun n TPs By Henson By Doug Grow Of the Post-Dispatch Staff COLUMBUS, 0., Oct. 14 -The Ohio institution that is Woody Hayes came plodding down the dressing room steps shaking hands with eager high school lads and oozing with smiles and charm. His football team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, just had flattened the University of Illinois, 26-7, but that was past and had become merely a small part of the legend. "Hi there, son. So this is your father? Hope you enjoyed the game t o d a y," said Woody. Smile. Handshake. Move on to the next eager hand that belongs to a future Rex Kern or Archie Griffin. And then on to a meeting Woody's Way ILLINOIS 0 7 0 0 7 OHIO STATE 13 0 726 OSU Henson 5 run (Conway kick) OSU Henson 1 run (kick failed) 111. Lewis 60 pass Irom Perrln (Wells kick) OSU Henson 1- run (kick (ailed) OSU Pagac 10 pass from Purdy (Kleban Kick) Attendance 86,208 STATISTICS Illinois First downs Rushes - yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles lost Penalties yards 14 43-191 85 133 4-18-2 6-41 2-1 5-64 OSU 18 68-346 53 57 5-8-0 7-45 1-0 5-64 with reporters who wanted to ask Mr. Institution why (for the third time in four games) the Buckeyes had passed for a touchdown with no time remaining to be played and the game safely stored away. "No time on the c 1 o c k?" asked Woody, with wonderment. "Is that right? No time left in the game ... three times this year? Is that right?" - Hayes's Buckeyes, who had mauled the Hlini for one half of this Big Ten Conference football game here Saturday afternoon, had landed a cheap shot with no time left. Second-string quarterback Dave Purdy tossed 10 yards to wide receiver Fred Pagac for the score and some more humilitation for the Illini to chew on. "After the game I told Woody that for a minute there I didn't think he'd make his last touchdown," said an unsmiling Bob Blackman, the Illinois coach. TURN TO PAGE 9, COL. 1 held Oklahoma to only five first downs in the first half. Oklahoma All-America h a 1 f-back Greg Pruitt, closely hounded all day, buzzed around left end for a five-yard run after Joe Wylie had returned a punt 44 yards. Oklahoma's defense was sur-perb in being the first team to shutout the Longhorns since 1963, a period of 100 games. The Sooners intercepted four Longhom passes and recovered four fumbles. Oklahoma has yet to allow a touchdown this season. The deepest Longhom drive was to the Oklahoma 25-yard line where a fourth-and-two sit-u a t i o n was stopped cold by Sooner corner b a ck Larry Roach. The usually conservative Dar-r e 1 1 Royal-coached Longhorns passed 32 times in an effort to confuse the Sooner defenders. It was the most passes ever thrown by a Royal team at Texas. " Oklahoma, which led the nation in total offense with 621 yards per game, was held to only 273 yards by the Texas defense, which seemed to milt after Moore's big, third quarter play. The flashy Pruitt was held to 81 yards in 11 carries by the swarming Longhorns defense. Oklahoma allowed Texas only 73 yards on the ground as it shut down the Longhorn Wishbone. Texas gained 186 yards through the air. TEXAS 0 0 0 0 0 OKLAHOMA 3 0 7 1727 Okla PG Fulcher 37 Okla Selmon recovered blocked punt in end zone (Fulcher kick) Okla Pruitt 6 run (Fulcher kick) Okla FG Fulcher 29 Okla Moore recovered tumble In end zone (Fulcher kick) Attendance 72,030 STATISTICS Okla. First down Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lout Penalties-yardi 14 56-245 100 3-13-0 T-34.4 2-2 4-60 Tex IT 41-73 186 0 11-32-4 6-32.3 6-4 4-48

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