State Open Qualifiers Page 17 Sports 33-Pound Catfish Page 18 Section 2 Sunday, July 31,1983 Page 15 Hall Of Fame Inducts 5 CANTON, Ohio (UPl) - The Pro Football Hall, of Fame inducted five greats Saturday, wide receivers Paul Warfield and Bobby Mitchell, quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, linebacker Bobby Bell and Coach Sid Gillman. Mitchell and Warfield both began wjth the Browns, Mitchell finishing his career with the Washington Redskins and Warfield going to the Miami Dolphins and later returning to Cleveland. Jurgensen played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, and Bell spent his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Gillman, a highly successful coach at Denison University and the University of Cincinnati, later coached for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers and was an assistant in Dallas, Chicago and Philadelphia. Warfield was presented by his coach at Warren (Ohio) Harding High School, Gene Slaughter, who called him "the greatest athlete I've ever seen. He was poetry in motion," he said. Warjield told the enshrinement audience-that the turning point in his football career came just a short toss away from the Hall of Fame at Fawcett Stadium, site of Saturday's Hall of Fame game between the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers. Warfield was starting only his second game as a high schooler and the previous week had been banged up and was debating whether football was the right career for United Press International Bobby Mitchell (L-R), Sonny Jurgensen, Paul Warfield, Bobby Bell, Sid Gillman him. He scored three touchdowns, though, as Warren defeated arch- rival Canton McKinley 18-0. "It seems ironic that I would be back in this same place 25 years later, "said Warfield. Former Kansas City Coach Hank Stram introduced Bell as "not just a football player. He was a man who played football. He was the most versatile player. I've ever been associated with," he said. Bell, an eight-time All-NFL selection, thanked Stram and his coach at the University of Minnesota, Murray Warmath, for his induction. Rams assistant Joe Madro presented GiHman, saying he "gave offensive football an exciting and wide-open look." Gillman was the winning coach in one of the most exciting championship games ever, the 1963 AFL game in which the Chargers defeated the Buffalo Bills 53-10. "I've been coaching a long time and I've had a lot of thrills, but it's nothing like it's been the last few days in Canton," said Gillman. Edward Bennett Williams, prominent attorney and president of the Redskins-, presented both Jurgensen and Mitchell. Jurgensen, Williams said, "was the most intelligent and courageous leader" he has ever been associated with. Referring to several occasions when Jurgensen rescued the Redskins from almost certain defeat, Williams called him "a Phoenix rising from the ashes, a Lazarus rising from the dead." Williams called Mitchell a "great superstar, both as an athlete and as a gentleman." Both Jurgensen and Mitchell, who provided the Redskins with one of the most feared passing combinations of all time, said that football was a team game and they would not have made the Hafl of Fame without the help of their coaches and teammates. Stephenson Has 2-Stroke Lead BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (UPI) — Jan Stephenson, holding her composure through a trying day of heat, humidity and heavy rains, produced an even-par round of 71 Saturday that left her'two shots in front with the final round to play in the U.S. Women's Open. With challengers melting in the weather that alternated between sizzling and steamy, Stephenson put herself in position to win the top prize in women's golf by simply avoiding the disasters that befell so many others. Stephenson, whose personal life spilled over into the courtroom last year and whose movie star ap- perance' draws the biggest galleries in women's golf, posted a total of 3-over 216 Mr three rounds over the heat-seared Cedar Ridge Country Club course. "Tomorrow will be the mosf important round of my life," said Stephenson, 31, the Australian native who has won twice this year and 11 times in her 10-year professional career. "The U.S. Open is very important to me. You have to ' be patient to win this tournament and patience is not one of my best things." IB second place at 5-over 218 were Patty Sheehan, the second- round leader who skied to a 76 in the hot weather Saturday, and Debbie Meisterlin, a non-winner who left the tour last year because her game had sunk to an all-time low. Meisterlin shook off a double bogey at the 16th to post a birdie at the next hole and shoot a 73. Pat Bradley, who had a lightning start to her round, acing the par-3 sixth hole and equaling the Open nine-hole record with a 31 on the front side, finished at 6-over for the tournament after stumbling in with a 40 and an IB-hole total of 71. Amy Alcott, Jane Lock (who also had a hole in one) and amateur Heather Farr were at 7-over 220. The third round began as had the two previous days of the tournament, with temperatures quickly rising to the 100-degree mark. But as the leaders made their way onto the back nine, thunder began to rumble in the distance and clouds began to build. The course was struck by a brief but heavy rainstorm and play was suspended for 18 minutes as the storm moved past. But the rain only boosted the humidity and brought about sauna-like conditions. "The heat makes it tough," said Stephenson, whose best finish in an Open was a tie for fourth in 1977. "You have to try to stay cool and concentrate and that is hard to do in this weather. "It is certainly an endurance test. I three-putted two times and both times I lost my concentration. In cooler weather I don't think I would have done that." While Stephenson was matching three birdies with three bogeys, ShSehan's lead was melting away. Sheehan double bogeyed the par-3 second and bogeyed the par-5 fifth when she put her tee shot into the water, "I don't feel I played all that badly," said Sheehan, who had a three-shot lead when the day started. United Press International Chet Winters (40) runs for first-down yardage Pittsburgh won the game, 27-14, over the Saints Stoudfs Passes Boost Steelers United I'ress International Jan Stephenson watches a putt on the fourth hole She leads the U.S. Women's Open after 3 rounds CANTON, Ohio (UPI) - Cliff Stoudt didn't do anything to settle Pittsburgh's quarterback situation in the Steelers' 27-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Saturday's Hall of Fame game. Starting his fourth straight exhib- itiion opener, Stoudt completed 8-of-14 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. The man he's watched from the bench the last seven seasons, Terry Bradshaw, is recovering from off-season elbow surgery and did not make the trip to Canton. Pittsburgh coach Chuck Noll said he was pleased with Stoudt's performance, but declined to say if there was a battle for the starting spot. Stoudt also refused to say if he should be starting ahead of Bradshaw. "I want to be a 1 starter," he said. "That's what I'm playing for." The Steelers showed some flashes of mid-season form. Noll was especially happy with the rookie wide receivers, who are being counted on to fill the holes created by the departures of Lynn Swann and Jim Smith. "I thought they played well enough," he said, speaking of rookie pass catchers Gregg Garrity, Paul Skansi, and Craig Dunaway. "Also, our young running backs pulled off some good plays. Overall, there were no major letdowns and no big surprises." The Steelers raced to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to -the strong passing of Stoudt, who fired touchdown passes of 69 yards to Greg Hawthorne and 17 yards to Garrity. Pittsburgh also scored on a 1-yard dive by quarterback Mark Malone and two field goals by Gary Anderson. The Saints' only scores came on a 1-yard dive by Jimmy Rogers early in the fourth period and a 38-yard pass from Guido Merkens to Marvin Dumas with 1:18 left. Pittsburgh drove 38 yards in its opening drive and took a 3-0 lead on a 34-yard field goal by Anderson. The Saints' ensuing drive stalled and the Steelers got the ball following a New Orleans punt on their 22. One play later, Stoudt hit Hawthorne with a 69-yard touchdown pass. Hawthorne, a converted running back, broke into the clear about 25 yards down field, and Stoudt hit him. Anderson's conversion made it 10-0. New Orleans' Jimmy Rogers fumbled the ensuing kickoff and it was recovered by Pittsburgh's Dennis Fowlkes at the Saints' 19. Two plays later, Stoudt hit Garrity with a 17-yard TD pass. Garrity, one of several rookies hoping to fill the holes created by the departures of Lynn Swann and Jim Smith, made a diving catch in the left corner of the end zone and the Steelers had a 17-0 lead with 3:58 to play in the first quarter. New Orleans drove to the Pittsburgh 28 on their ensuing possession but a 45-yard field goal attempt by Martin Andersen was wfde to the left. The only other scoring threat in the first half was by Pittsburgh midway through the second period when Anderson missed a 33-yard field goal attempt. Anderson sent the Steelers to 20-0 lead with 2:32 left in the third quarter on a 20-yard field goal. U.S. Clay Courts Starts Today INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The U.S. Open Clay Court Tennis Championships begin at the Indianapolis Sports Center Sunday, with a field consisting mostly of talented yet relatively unknown clay court experts. Because almost all American tennis is played on hard, synthetic courts, the Clay Court tournament field is made up of foreign stars used to playing on clay and youngsters trying to gain experience. The name players, including Jimmy Conners, Ivan Lend! and John McEnroe on the men's side and Chris ^vert-Lloyd and Martina Navratilova on the women's side, have chosen to play in exhibition tournaments elsewhere. That irks 'tournament director Stan Malless, a member of the nine-member Men's Pro Council, which governs open tennis. "If the exhibitions were ignored (by the media) like they should be, that would help," said Malless. "But we've got the finest clay court players in the world here." Malless said that many of the 'big-name stars aren't all that good on clay anyway. . ( 'I like haying the players we have," said Malless. "They don't have guarantees. They play their hearts out." Malless annually points out that all the tennis courts in the world, except those in the United States and the few grass courts, are clay. He noted that Olympic tennis, which will be an official sport in 1988, will be played on clay, and that the courts at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs will be clay. So, the 1983 U.S. Clay Courts will be. played with defending champion Jose Higueras of Spain as the No. 1 seed and revitalized two-time champion Jose-Luis Clerc of Argentina ranked second. The No. l woman will be Andrea Temesvari of Hungary, 17, and Kathy Rinaldi of Stuart, Fla., 16, has the second seed. The women's side of the tournament was slighted Friday by Sylvia Hanika of West Germany, who was to be the No. l seed. She withdrew, claiming a severe toothache, then defeated Evert-Lloyd in an exhibition match in Australia hours later. "I'm going to make a protest to the Women's Tennis Association and women's pro council," said Malless. "I should have run a pool on what (excuse) she was going to come up with." The men's draw includes young Jimmy Arias of Grand Island, N.Y., who has played Clerc in two straight finals this month on clay; Chris.Lewis, the Wimbledon finalist from New Zealand who is best- known for his clay play; and Mel Purcell of Murray, Ky., who advanced to the finals here two years ago as an unknown and quickly gained the support of the fans. The women's draw will include young and popular Carling Bassett of Toronto, Canada, and defending champion Virginia Ruzici of Romania. The men's winner will receive $51,000 and the women's champion will earn $34,000. Sox Extend Margin To 4 Games United Press International The Chicago White Sox extended their lead in the American League West.to four games, and the Chicago Cubs played a doubleheader Saturday. White Sox 5, Yankees 1 At Chicago, Tom Paciorek had three hits and drove in two runs while Richard Dotson scattered six hits, pacing the Chicago White Sox to a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees. The win, before a Comiskey Park season-high attendance of 46,219, gave Chicago a four-game lead over second-place Kansas City in the AL West. DcJtson, 11-8, hurled his third complete game. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out six, walked three and was aided by three double plays. Shane Rawley fell to 9 : 9. Cruz's sacrifice fly in the sixth gave Chicago a 4-1 lead and an RBI double by Luzinski in the seventh accounted for the Sox' fifth run. Cubs 4, Phillies 3 At Phladelpbia, Bill Buckner ripped his third single of the game and scored the winning run on a ninth-inning double by Ron Cey, helping the Chicago Cubs defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader. Buckner singled off Willie Hernandez, 3-4, the fifth Philadelphia pitcher. Cey then lined his double down the left field line to make a winner of Bill Campbell, 3-6. Lee Smith relieved with two on and one out in the ninth and recorded his 15th save despite loading the bases on a two-out walk to Garry Maddox. Phillies 4, Cubs 3 In the second game, Ivan DeJesus snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the sixth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 victory and a split of their Saturday night double-header with the Chicago Cubs. In the sixth, Garry Maddox walked with one out and took second on an infield hit by Garcia. DeJesus then doubled to the fence in left to make it 4-2. Friday's Line Scores New York 010 001 000-2 Si Chicago 00210013* - 7 110 Gulsry and Cerone; Koosman, Lamp (9) and Fisk. W— Koosman (8-2). L- Guldry (12-6). HRs-New York, Mumphrey (7) Winfield (17); Chicago, Flsk (19), Luzinski (18). Chicago 000010100-271 Philadelphia 010 006 Oil — 3 S 0 Noles, Lefferts (8), Le. Smith (8) and Davis; K.Gross, Hernandez (8), Holland (9) and Diaz. tV-Holland (54). L- Le.Sroith (4-6). HRs—Chicago, Davis (18), Cey (14). Saturday's Line Scores Chicago ' 200100 001 - 4111 Philadelphia 000210000-3102 Ralney, Lefferts (5), Proly (5), Campbell (8), Le. Smith (9) and Davis, Lake (9); Bystrom, Andersen (1), McGraw (4), R«d (7), Hernandez (9) and Virgil. W-Campbell (3-6). L- Hernandez(3-4). NeVfYork 100000000-1 60 Chicago 100 02110%- 5120 Rawley, Murray (5), Frazicr (7) and Wynegar; Dotson and Fisk. W—Dotson (11-6). L-Raw|ey (9-9).
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