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--Indiana Evening Gazette, Saturday, July 25, 1970. Bucs Rip Astros As 43,290 Honor Roberto Ellis Pitches Four Hitter In 11-0 Romp PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Blood oozed from a scrape on Roberto Clemente's knee as he told why a player of his caliber would risk injxiry to make a diving catch in foul territory with his team ahead 8-0. "It is the only way I know how to play baseball," said the man 43,290 Pittsburgh Pirate fans turned out to honor on "Roberto Clemente Night" Friday at Three Rivers Stadium By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League East Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Pittsburgh . 55 43 .561 -New York . 51 44 .537 Chicago .... 49 46 .516 Phila'phia .. 44 50 .568 St. Louis ... 41 55 .427 Montreal ... 41 56 .423 The 35-year-old Pirate right- fielder and his teammates responded with an 11-0 victory over the Houston Astros and maintained their 2i/2-game lead over the Mets in the battle for first place in the National League East. Winning pitcher Dock Ellis, 10-7, went the distance, allowing only four hits. Clemente upped his average to .355 with two hits, including a single in the six-run Pirate first : nning, and made two sliding catches in the outfield. -Sitting on a training table in the Pirate locker room and surrounded by a cluster of his Puerto Rican countrymen. Clemente was the willing subject of a 30-minute press conference. "I have had two lives," he said. "When I was born in West Division 2i Cincinnati . . 6 8 30 .694 Los Angeles 55 40 .579 Atlanta .... 46 50 .479 San Fran. . . 4 5 49 .479 Houston .... 43 54 .443 San Diego .. 39 60 .394 Friday's Results Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 0 Chicago 11, Atlanta 1 Pittsburgh 11, Houston 0 New York 2, Los Angeles 10 innings Philadelphia 4, San Diego 3 San Francisco 8-5, Montr 1 ! 7-7! t Today's Games San Francisco (Reberger 2-3) /2 Puerto Rico in 1935 and when I 'came to play baseball in Pittsburgh in 1955. "i have two loves. My family -- my mother, my father and my wife and three sons. And my Worlds Greatest Fans Thanked By Clemente Clemente attributed his success and the success of other ball players to "a gift from God." Instead of the fans paying their way to honor him, Cle- i mente said he and the other] players should pay the fans to { come. i "W what SUPERSTAR AND FAMILY -- Roberto Clemente holds Roberto Jr. in his arms during ceremonies honoring the Pittsburgh Pirate superstar prior to Friday night's game with Houston. Also shown are Clemente's \vife, Vera, and their two other sons, Richie (right) and Luis (left). (AP Wirephoto) 3 are on the field doing: we love to do," he said. I Mets Keep Pace at Montreal (Morton 12-6), N "They have to work in the mill Los Angeles (Foster 6-8) at!or other places eight hours a New York (Sadecki 7-3) day and work much harder than San Diego (Roberts 5-7) at us and they pay their way in." Clemente was the noticeably; pre-game Philadelphia (Short 5-10), N Atlanta (Niekro 8-12) at Chi- moved during cago (Jenkins 11-11) .ceremonies. Houston (Lemaster 6-12) at 1 "I really don't know if I Pittsburgh (Nelson 4-1 or Veale cried." he said later. "If I did g.]0) 'it was tears not of pain, but of Agee Steals Came From By SAM "BEAR" BECHTEL Gazette Sports Editor PITTSBURGH -- The next time you take a. wonder to just how good Roberto Clemente is, just ask yourself another question to get your answer. Ju?t what would Pirate baseball have been like for the past 16 years without ' him? I mean, let's face it, there were a few years there when Clemente was the only guy worth going to see. And while the age old argument rages on (Clemente, Aaron or Mays the besW) there was no doubt who was the greatest last night at Three Rivers Stadium. The fact that the Pirates played a lopsided baseball game with the Houston Astros was nnti-climatic. For the 42,290 that filed into the new oval by the shores of the polluted waters, it was Roberto's night. It was their chance, in some small way. to say thanks for the guy who will someday own most of the Pirate all-time records and surely occupy a place m that hallowed hall in Cooperstown, N. Y. And baby, did they do it up right. Roberto Clemente n i g h t got thp full treatment. Several hundred of Clemente's fellow Puerto Ricans came to Pittsburgh to honor their country's greatest hero The full hour's program honoring Roberto, was beamed back to the islands via satellite. There were gifts and speeches and standing ovations for Clemente. Among the gifts were a color television, three tricycles for the Clemente children, plaques, pictures, a golden glove and silver bat, outfits of clothes for both Clemente and his wife, a trust fund for the education of his three children (started by Pirate o«vner Dan Galbreath) and many, many more. A check for more than |4,000 was turned over to Roberto, who in turn turned it oxer to Children's Hospital. A lifelike statue of Roberto was unveiled much to the delight of the crowd. It, along with a similar sculpture of Hor.ur Wagner and Pie Traynor, will be the first entry into the new Three Rivers Museum. A proclamation from Governor Shafer declared it "Robertc Clemente Day" throughout the commonwealth. And the highlight of t h e program was the introduction, of Roberto himself and I want to tel! you that was some stand'ng ovation he got. Echoing through the concrete of Three Rivers Stadium it grew louder a n d louder and a somewhat shaken Clemente stood at the microphone at the pitcher's mound and pawed at the ground in what had to be the most touching moment of his life. The Pirate teamrruites of Clemente stood at first base and from my observation seemed to be applauding, to the very last man. harder than anyone else in the stadium After what seemed to be 15 minutes, but in all reality was probably more like three or four. Clemente was able to get the crowd quieted down on his third attempt at starting his speech. "iit.ij \ui; my iirst year In putsbuigh." said Robeito, · and it started 1C of t^h e greatest years of my life." C 1 e irTe n t e went on to point out what baseball lias meant to h i m in regards to whc' 1 ho has been able to do tor his f a m i l y and the under- p m i f e d u e d children of Puerto R,CO w h i c h is h i s - primary concern. -I w a n t to take this oppor- tum'v to thank all you fans hen in Pittsburgh for coming out to the b a l l p a i k and watching us play "iou are what mikp- the game possible," sdiJ Roberto. Clcmente concluded h i s remarks with a statement t h a t brought down t h e house. "A lot of im countrymen are here tonight and I don't realh know whether I l o v e them more o r y o u more, but I do know this you people m Pittsburgh are the greatest fans in the woHd!" Bedlam 1 Befoic it was all o\er Clemente had to make a complete 360 deaiee turn on the pitcher's mound waving his cap to the crowd Ther they played baseball. The hairiest part of the niszht was over for Roberto. He had stood theie and let [he v.oild heap accolades on him. Now all he had to do Has p'ay baseball. Result? Two singles which raised his average to .356 and two spectacular sliding catches in the outfield. !t was just another ho-hummer for "The Great Roberto." St. Louis (Reuss 1-3) at Cincinnati (Cloninger 2-2), N Sunday's Games Sar Francisco at Montreal Los Angeles at New York San Diego at Philadelphia Atlanta at Chicago, 2 Houston at Pittsburgh St. Louis at Cincinnati Monday's Games San Francisco at New York, N St. Louis at Cincinnati, N Only games scheduled. the sentiments that my people are made of." Clemente's pre-game address' By TOM SALADINO Associated Press Sports Writer Tornmie Agee was sure his daring surprise would to the fans wa^'bounced backTto work but he couldn't keep his lips entirely sealed as he Puerto Rico via satellite. Stand- deftly stole a victory for the New York Mets. ing before a life-size wax statue Blairsville Edges Horner InJALPIay of himself that will go into the Pirate Hall of Fame at Three Rivers, he told the hushed audience. 10th Agee, the Mets fleet center fielder, stole home inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers giving the New Yorkers a 2-1 With reliever Jim Brewer on HOMER CITY -- Blairsville scored two runs in the top of the rh,, ninth to tr i m Homer City 3 1 But NFL Season Still in Q uestlon-- Chiefs Get OK To Start All-Star Game Practice By RALPH BERNSTEIN Associated Press Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Is there a chink in American League East Division W. L. Pet. G.B.'°Y er Balt-more . . 6 0 37 Detroit 54 42 44 46 51 New York .. 51 Boston 49 Cleveland .. 45 Wash'n. ... 44 .619 .563 .537 .516 .469 .458 Hospital m p l a t e _ him finale for both clubs. Blairsville snapped a 1-1 tie when Fugi singled and moved to second o G l a s s singled one run borne when his grounder was booted, and Le- another one around another ground ball that was hobbled. geles catcher BiHHaUer and the before John Bateman drove m ^^tSncT H?££,£ "I am sorry I do not have the,the mound for the Dodgers with three runs with two singles as ords to express myself. To- two outs and the bases loaded the Giants took the opener from night people from a tiny island and Cleon Jones at bat with a 1- rne £ X po S and people from a great big city l count, Agee went and when hej Montreal took the nightcap j The main issue on the bargaining table is the amount to be the contributed by the owners 10 the of the National Football League Players Asso- players' pension fund The ov.r- ,elation in its all out battle with team owners over a new ers have offered SIS million cr- er contract? a four year period. The as- The Association made a beautiful reversal of field f° ciat ' on " sa -Y * * ants f B TM«* Friday night in announcing it would permit the Kansas Tolve^m SelLuTe TM S^ChSag? t0 Start driDS for next Frida y' s A11 Star §^ e It *as beheved t h a t ' t h e Ail- The change of heart from tt ;]| knocking over Los An- pair of walks and a hit batsman ground Hart 60 57 52 35 35 34 31 40 44 61 62 66 .659 .558 .542 .365 .361 .340 6 101/2 28 10 Minnesota .. California .. Oakland Kansas City Milwaukee . Chicago Friday's Results Minnesota 8, Baltimore 0 Milwaukee 8. Boston 4 Oakland 11. New York 0 Washington 9, California 8, innings Chicago 5-4. Detroit 2-5 Kansas City 5-6, Cleveland 2-9 Today's Games New York (Peterson 11-6) at Pittsburgh Oakland {Segui 5-6) Washington (Shellenbacfc 5-3) tansi w. at California (Wright 14-6). N Boston (Xagy -2) at Milwaukee (Pattin 5-S) GnHin Baltimore (McXally 12-7) at Minnesota (Perry 15-7) Chicscn Crider 3-3) at De- (McLa'n i-21 ^ City Oohnson 3-7) at Cle\ eland (Dunning 2-5) Sunday's Games I Nfew York at Oakland j Washington at California j Boston at Milwaukee Baltimore at Minnesota Chicago at Detroit Kansas City at Cleveland. : Monday's Games Bsii'more at Minnesota. N Onrv same scheduled rates. He has a lifetime average of .314. _ to Children's 11~" Pittsburgh. plate umpire as Jones the deciding with a silver tray and cup. faked swinging at the M pitch . out Bateman also had a solo Considered one of the most A ca]]ed to Jones because homer wMe J i m R -,z Complete basebaO players ever, in a 5im] , ar ^ aft t jn jast cracked a oajr - 15 , /2 Clemente has batted over 300 in year s p , ayoff agamst At , anta dr m ^ ^ West Division ,ten ofhi S 16 years with the Pi- Jones didn - t see h|m and dr , ]led pinch hjtter Oscar Gamb ., e a line drive which just missed stroked a two-out, run-scoring the startled Agee. single in the ninth inning in the In other National League Phik' comeback victory over games. Chicago ripped Atlanta the Padres. N 7 ate Colbert had 11-1. Cincinnati blanked St. given San Diego a 3-2 edge in Louis 4-0, Pittsburgh bombed the eithth with a two-run homer. Houston 11-0. San Francisco The victory went to Grant Jack- split a twi-night doubleheader son, who won for the first time 4 3 3 with Montreal, winning the open- in 13 %veeks and lifted his record er 8-7 before losing 7-5 and Phil- to 2-S with his first comp.eie ladelphia edged San Diego 1-3. game of the season. Home runs by Randy Hun- --_ ' dley, Ron Santo and Biilv Wil- £1 J T liams keyed a 16-hit Cubs' at- OriepparCl I OpS j ^_ 1 jtack behind Ken Holtzmans PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -nix--n six-hitter. Charlie Sheppard has won the Gary Nolan, with eighth in- New England Seniors Golf ning relief help, notched his 14th Championship for the fourth v for the Reds while -i out 13. walked four, buted two hits to and the rep. Houston J. Alou.rf Morean.2 WvnnJf Wat«n.l Menhc.s^ Torres -ss RaderJ Cedcno.cf Edwards.c Boant.c Dilauro.p Gnffin.p Culver.p Oniim o,pb Booloii,p MartiDez.ph B R B Pittsbprtrh 4 0 0 M Alou.rf 3 0 0 Hebner.3 4 ft 2 Clemente.r 4 0 0 Jeter j 3 0 0 OHier.l 1 0 0 Staigell.tf 2 0 2 Snginllen.c 3 0 0 Cash^ 1 0 0 Patek-ss 2 0 0 E3is-P 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 " 1 0 0 : o o B R H 5 1 2 4 1 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 1 1 5 1 1 4 2 2 4 1 3 4 3 3 4 0 1 1 ' !| game wasn't the only re- hurt us. We ha\e agreed treat the p!a\ers made Fndav. Thursday's denial of permission that all statements will come 1 ^re was an unsubstant..tt,*d for the Chiefs to meet the Col- f rom t h e mediators." report the association had m.idi- All-Stars was surrounded. w d th fae fied its demands of last May U. a beautiful hearts and flow- ..j don . t kn(w Fm " ,-, ni .. If so. there was no indication contri-'ers statement. ig minute by mmute ^ £ how far this had gone six-hit "The Kansas City players," hour T can - t say anyt h !ng other ''TM Tvrer, player Blairsville attack. .read the NFLPA announcement, tnan that." " resentatr.e of the Chiefs Giants, Blairsvilie finished with an S-7 "believe strongly that this is not record and Homer City was 4-11. a situation that should be used as a lever for the ownersi or day it was . Tney referre j a il "If the dispute between 20oplayers, but as a sincere ^effort questlons to lhe mediators , who XFL owners aPnd {he NFL " p . - g i i i N J - L owners and the Kansas wooden ^JTM"'^ 6 »^ s ^ c jf% concluded by j J · City Chiefs to keep tradition and « We have recessed until Sat-and end ail 'IrainTnT m c o T J 2 2 £L DK T h ' cf 4 i ' pride ln ltS pr ° per P ers P £ ? t!Ve - urday." said mediator Gilbert phance with the reauett nf «»i 300 Kouur.2 3 0 0 T he Association said that at j Seidin .. We h .. v _ nn onrl , , , n n \ - P T D , request of dl ill Mwmvi.ct 4 on . . . . . . , . - j oeiain. we n a \ e no com- I,.,(HJ NFLPA m°mbpr; 4 2 2 Tar.w.1 3 o o no time did it intend to jeopard- ment We -]] meet Wlth tno un . such t ] m e the All-Star game. It ex- j on at 10 a .m. Meanwhile, \Vil- ] t clear the Blairs\lllp B R H Homer C T. Flmme.3 4 0 0 Supko.2 LesinsKi.2 4 0 1 Pccolmi.r B Zubaty^s 3 0 1 Mucci.3 Trasiich.c 5 0 0 Swntskv.p 4 0 1 Filler.ss 2 0 0 : \eterdns would pi -u c- 1 son refused to tell what hme o' tice nn 'y "»r the All-Star game, the owners or day it was Tney re f erre j a l l auestiORS tn I the . Sloan .cf Headrcks.lf Sabedra.l Brindle.r Glas«-.p B. Dkvch.ph Tnuu 31 s e Totals " i.-, plained that the players didn't ers at 11 a . m . the empby- sociat.on's is footba , 1? -.. t!ed/ - until a'! our as- negotiations are set- as 30 0 4 Tot»l« POO oon «c mo E -- Oliver. Bonlon 2 DP-- H"uyton I. PittsburKh 1 LOB-- Houson 5. Pitts- Homer Cit- 010 2B--Ragsdale W--Glass SO 13. EB 4 SO 4. BB 2. Filler SO 6. BB 3. 000--1 2B-- Pa*. EHi«=. 1 1-3 1 S 6 1 3 a 4 1, 2. T-- 2:20 10 Cas*. IS S--Elhs. SF-- Bench and Bernie Carbo The 64- ear-old veteran from ^ cracked homers for the rampag- Whitinsville. Mass.. shot rounds o mg West Division leaders. of 71 and 70 for a three-under- o Willie AlcCovey drove in four par total of HI ni the 36-bole " runs with a double and his 2^th tournament which wound up Grrffra 3-n. TMr-_ homer and w ,j lie Mays drove m.pnday. ER (, 9 BB 1 1 2 Sports Calendar The Indiana County Fox and Coon Hunter's Association will have the regular monthly meeting with covered dish dinner on Tuesday evening, July 2Sth at 6:30 p.m. at the club house. (Support Your Local Team) Tigers Miss Golden Opportunity-Nightmare Strikes Chisox' Melton By MIKE RECHT rallied for five runs in the ninth pers to pick up only a half game dez and Chuck Dobson each answer the owners affirmati\e- ly earlier because Kansas City' coach Hank Stram said pufclicly that his Super Bowl champions could play the game if it bs^an organized practices by Saturday, and that the players felt strongly that the dispute would be settled by Saturday. The dispute hasn't been settled, not after se\en hours of talks Friday between the Association and the owners committee under tihe guidance of federal mediators. They were b,.ck n f . n at the bargaining table today at u '- cri " n = District S e 10 a m chsnjrn Homer City T-L" . - ^ to d r \ c l*A"jrris the ton in 1 ii- The Association nenotialors 4l , , ,, ' ' are Jed by president John Mack- f.VTT/' TM i^'l' f S * ev of the Baltimore Colts. He " 1?h .% but '* f a f the f n d ^ the is" flanked by Ernie Wright 3 f TOad f '" ' ^ I n d i a n a ^ncam the Cincinnati Bengals and Ken Bowman of Green Bay. Te\ Schramm, president of the Dallas Cowboys and Ralph Wil$.on, owner of the Buffalo Bills, rep- jn Littie Leaqae Action-Indiana Out, Homer City In V C T) so went ihe distance on t h · hill for KJUannin R and fanned cijhl in doing so. Sports Card Associated Press Sports It just wasn't Bill Melton's Writer m nmg to beat the Tigers 5-2 in on the hrst game, and w n the ninth of the night- 4 ' While his Chicago White Sox teamrr-ates. came close to their be^-t night of the season Fnday, hf didn't come close to much of AS anything ^hf" Tbe slugging oulfiflder. who n" a " er the day hitting 227 with sas ? r :: Baillimorc him th ^ Eait b - v ; Minnesota. its which now leads rlrovr in two runs in a se\en-run : game.s. first inning and Dobson. 10-10. meanwhile, in- breezed in with a four-hitter for to six Oakland. resented the owners. Homer C i t y whitewashed Gymer 11-fl in Clymer v\hile Kittanning upended Indiana 74 in Indiana. The two winners will meet Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Kittanning. i"., Vu :r«tin If R R n 2 ] , PslrncrJ Gtenn.r TVH i j 1 j 4 4 !ri Clymer .lim "S m o k £ Mackey declined to comment PImvr ^ , cal , Prcd f our . hll T.i.l ,,.., the decision to play the game. He was asked *n All- wont three-for-four at the the wh , ch a three - late run i- to i «ii i d d i 'i P "5 II HI Ki«.h . 1 " fl 1 (I fl -I 0 I 2 0 0 1 (I 1 r . TM* C«jnrtT Vtfet ilTl'tt Lebaoon ai Hrcner City MOVBAT at A i l 'VfffVr Mad ai ShriocM at C k ]$ homers, tied a major league twinbills and three - ^ £ camc-s over California as Tony Dave May broke a O-for-25 ass ciat3On nadn?t ? lven 1J P °"e h nms - ,,, thf t( . crmd ]nt)] u) Oliva, Harmon Killebrew and 'flump with a two-run homer in °* Jts cnief negotiating weapons. pncc Horn^r City to thr victory Rick Remck slammed homers the M-\enlh inning for Milwau- "* sm here in Philadelphia) 75^ winnei; scored three t?1- "" bf^hir.d Jim Kaat's seven-hit kee after Roberto Pena drove in to r esoive the contract dispute ] ie; , n t j, e m i t , a j f rajT , n ^ vhOT ritching. Oliva's came with two four tuns with two singles. 5° everyone can play football," fony Piccohni got aboard on an on in the fifth innng and drove Kan«as City won as prtcher he sa ' 1 ^- " The AH-Star game has error, Ptou'cha smcled GJ*"" out Mike Cuellar, 13-«. Jim Rooker, 7-9. and Bob Oliver never be en a P art «f **£,£ ne- Swentosky got the' first run Mike Epstein's nth homer hit two-run homers in the open- foliations." 1 home on a sacrifice fly, John with on? out in the 30th leveled er. but Cleveland came back in Js ne optimistic after the long Maggio doubled home another 2B V^BCao. Plrmiha. vf '-i SO 7. :i4« «-. u "»i (Km o Jx-w. t. HR-HH 1 I, ;^,fl, Ki IT,-] 4 1"u 1-1 Til r, (Support Your Local Team) i record by striking out seven inree - with on? out in the 30th leveled er. but Cleveland came back in Js _ _ times m a tro-mght doublehead- The Tigers also missed a big California, wfoich blsw a five- the nightcap behind Tony HOT- hours of meetings Fnday. and" Rich Deptola singled across jer agj]nst Detroit , chance to pick up ground on the nm first-inning ] ea d. The Sena- ton's two homers for four runs "They haven't gone far enough the third marker ! He d'd walk once. And m his Baltinvjre Orioles, who were tors, he]d hitless for Andy Mes- and Vada Pinson's two shots for for nie to comment," he said, l PJowcha struck out seven and last t-me at bat, he finally man- routed by the Minnesota Twins sers«vth for 5 3-3 innings," broke three more. Dean Chance, 5-5, Is he pessimistic? 'walked only four aged to hit the ba35--but he hit 8-0 n * battle between division 'oose for eicht runs m The sixth, making his first start s^nce "I can't make a decisnn ei- Rany Zamperini and T i m -t with his left arm and wound leaders in the Amencan t he first two on Frank Howard's being ^demoted to the bullpen ther way," he replied. "U isn't Schrecengost belted borne runs up in the hospital, , League. 26th homer. June 2, pitched into tihe eighth that I don't want to talk, but I to pace Kittanning over t h e In spite of him, fte White Sox! The victory enabled the Ti-J Don Mincher, Frank Feman-'for the victory. |don't want to say anything that 1 Indiana stara. 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