Arizona Daily Star from Tucson, Arizona on September 24, 1992 · Page 4
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Thursday, September 24, 1992
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FIRST EDITION turn ! Bottom 10 4D UA roundup 4D Classified ads 8D Tucson, Thursday, September 24, 1992 nzoiraa's SV3adltox mates ernicfe meet Father of four is focus of ESPN By Anthony Gimino The Arizona Daily Star ! Wherever Richard Maddox went on Monday, the television camera was there. It was there when he got to the University of Arizona at 10:30 a.m. It was there when he went to class. It was there when he rode the bus and went grocery shopping. It was there when he went home to his wife, Robin, and their four sons. . And that's most of the reason why Maddox, a senior linebacker for the UA, had the attention of ESPN on Monday. The cable network sent Mitch Albom to Tucson to report on Maddox's story that of a star linebacker whose family gets by with the help of food stamps, whose family survives in a rigid NCAA system. The story is scheduled to air on today's 4 p.m. edition of SportsCenter and at 8:30 Saturday morning on College GameDay. "I know countless collegiate athletes who have children. He just has more than others," said Albom, who is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press and has been with ESPN for three years. "He seems to enjoy fatherhood more than most. .;. But he's heard criticism by people who think he's irresponsible." He has indeed. That will be part of the focus of the ESPN report. "They kept wondering how and why," Maddox said. 1 How does Maddox, 23, care for his family, and why does he have four children, the oldest of whom is 5? i t Why is Robin pregnant again? "If I wasn't in a position where I wasn't trying to better myself by getting a degree or by playing football and see what kind of chances I have in the NFL, then I could see where they would have some argu- See MADDOX, Page 7D u - -- ------ It .- -V. -. , . p l : Ed Compear), The Arizona Daily Star Arizona senior linebacker Richard Maddox spent all day Monday with an ESPN television camera focused on him; viewers can see his story tonight . Morrison, Thompson lead senior women's amateur By Tom Foust The Arizona Daily Star Mary Ann Morrison got a head start on her birthday celebration, shooting a 73 yesterday to share the first-round lead in the 31st USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Tucson Country Club. MoTison, a Texan who has lived in Dubois, Wyo., for five years, will be 60 today. New Mexico's Rosemary Thompson, fresh from her ninth victory in the Women's Southwestern Championship last week in Pinetop, survived a double bogey to tie Morrison at 1 -over-par. A stroke back going into today's second round of the 54-hole competition are Betty Probasco of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and Canadian Mary Ellen Driscoll. Driscoll had the day's best nine holes with a 2-under-par 34 on the back nine after going out in 40. Defending champion Phyllis Preuss of Colorado Springs, Colo., used what she described as a fairly steady round to finish two strokes back at 75. Ruth Parker of Phoenix led five Ari-zonans in the field of 120. She finished in a group that shot 76. Donna Cunning of Phoenix had a 78. Barbara Trinen of Flagstaff and Brynne Mandeville of Scottsdale shot 83. Tucsonan Linda Carter had trouble with a sour putter and finished with an 84. "I hit the ball badly, but I could have salvaged something if it hadn't been for three putts," Carter said. "I had five three-putt greens, three of them on the last four holes." Morrison and Thompson aren't strangers. "She beat me in the Texas Women's Amateur in 1977," Thompson said. Morrison has nine Texas titles, four in Louisiana and three in Wyoming. She's the current Wyoming Amateur and Mid-Amateur champion. This is her eighth USGA Senior event Her best finishes were second in 1983 and third in 1989. "I made a lot of good putts to save par," she said. "On the last hole I chipped poorly and made a 25-foot putt for par. I was leaving myself 25 or 30 feet from the hole and I was able to get down in two. I didn't have any three-putts. Normally putting isn't the strongest part of my game. I'm glad to have a weak part of my game turn out strong. It's encouraging because it indicates I can play." Starting on the back nine, Morrison made bogey on the 295-yard, par-4 15th to go out in 37. She went 2-over with a bogey on the 380-yard par-4 second hole, but made birdie on the 347-yard No. 6 for a 36 on her back nine. Thompson, 50, also started on the back and had nines of 37-36. Birdies on the second and sixth holes made up for her double bogey on the 154-yard, par-3 third. She bunkered her drive on the hole, blasted out long and hit a poor chip coming back. Thompson, from Albuquerque, said she has been playing well all year. In addition to the recent Southwestern victory, she won the New Mexico Women's Senior Amateur by 21 strokes and her fourth New Mex- See AMATEUR, Page 5D Riddoch fired as manager of Padres By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press SAN DIEGO Manager Greg Riddoch, who couldn't get the San Diego Padres to finish higher than third place in 24 seasons, was fired yesterday and replaced with Jim Riggleman. San Diego was 12 games behind NL West-leading Atlanta going into last night's game against Houston. "This is kind of a happy-sad day for the Padres," general manager Joe Mcll-vaine said. "Whenver you change a manager it's a difficult task." Riggleman, manager of the Padres' Class AAA farm team at Las Vegas during the last two seasons, was given a contract through the end of 1993 with a club option for 1994. He met with the players about three hours before game time. Mcllvaine said he decided to make the switch Saturday night at Cincinnati, where the Padres were in the process of See RIDDOCH, Page 3D Scoreboard American League Tigers 10, Yankees 8 Indians 7, Red Sox 3 Orioles 4, Blue Jays 1 Brewers 3, Angels O White Sox 17, Athletics 6 Mariners 6, Royals 1 Rangers 5, Twins 3 Roundup, Page 3D National League Expos 5, Pirates 1 (13) Phillies 9, Cubs 3 Mets 3, Cardinals 2 Astros 7, Padres 6 Braves 7, Giants O Reds 3, Dodgers O , . Roundup, Page 3D iiiinmni n. i ii in 11 in i.i Mwniiiuu,Li.wmuiiLijiu.w.mii!JM .u. mamnm . MJ I .- - : ' . '.: ., : . . .... Z, ' . xi. i -f ' .. f i. '.. ! jrt ' ! . '. , i - T 1 X - "' X. . : - N -- -4 ? ' ) .1-1 ?! -h, 1 1 Arizona Fall League falling into place Tucson franchise to play games at Hi Corbett during renovation; I Bruc McCMIand, The Arizona Daily Star League president Mike Port says all 28 major-league teams are offering financial support By Javier Morales The Arizona Dally Star The concept evolved three years ago among major-league baseball's general managers, who sat poolside at a plush resort in Phoenix with the warm breeze blowing on a sunny November day. What a perfect environment to operate a fall league consisting of young prospects needing more opportunities to develop their skills. Florida was never under consideration. A panel was formed to develop the Arizona Fall League, with the price tag at $4.5 million. Ideas were brought forth. Marketing plans were made. After stadium leases were finalized with Tucson, Phoenix, Chandler and Scottsdale last year, the league was born. The season-opener Is Oct 6, when the Scottsdale Scorpions host the Grand Canyon Rafters. The Tucson Javelinas play at the Sun Cities Solar Sox on Oct 7-8. Their home opener at Hi Corbett Field is against the Chandler Diamondbacks on Oct 9. "We've come a long way in a short period of time," said Mike Port, the president of the AFL, who was in Tucson yesterday. Port was on the panel that devised the AFL when he was general manager of the California Angels three years ago. "The main reason why this league was formed is that within the last seven to eight years, at the minor-league level, more clubs are in existence. There have been more players, but there has not been a corresponding increase in winter leagues. "Major-league baseball felt the Arizona Fall League could be a good "They are the best of 1 the best In the minor M leagues." Mike Port Arizona Fall League president supplement or alternative to the existing winter leagues (in Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America). The advantage we have is that alt 28 major-league teams are providing financial support" ! In addition to Tucson, Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, Chandler and Sun:-. Cities, there is also the Phoenix fea-guaros. Tucson, Phoenix and Chandler will be in the Southern Division. Scottsdale, Sun Cities and Grnd Canyon are in the Northern Division. ; When the 5 4 -game regular season schedule ends on Dec 6, there will be a best-of-three championship Series between the Southern and Northern division winners, f- i Each major-league team designated to the league six of its top prospects in D ass AA and AAA. Port said the AFL has "six all-star teams. They are the best of the best In the minor leagues. The 1993 rookie of the year in the National League or American could very well p lay, in this league." The AFL's most notable player may be St Louis first baseman Ozzie Canseco, Jose's twin brother. Canseco, who would play for Tucson, is out for the remainder of the major- -league season with a separated shoulder. "We know of the injury, and to this point we have not heard anything -See LEAGUE, Page 5D

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