Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 11, 1976 · Page 19
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Bowie Kuhn Defers Action On AL Baseball Expansion NEW YORK CAP) -- Com-1 missioner Bowie Kulm auain 1 deferred any action on tho question of baseball expansion Lo Toronto and Washington Saturday, pending a meeting with the American League's planning committee. Kuhn issued a short .statement from his oIEice saying that Lee MacPhail, president of tho American League, had suggested an carjy meeting of. ihc conTmiltee with the commis- "1'iio purpose of the meeting is lo discuss Hirllier the Wash* ingtpn situation." Kuhn said. Tcti days ago, the commissioner approved American League expansion to Toronto providing Lh/i league also came up with a foimula for supplying major league baseball lo Washington. He set ;i seven-da^ deadline for that purpose, say ing if the AL could not cume up with a solution in that period he would consider a proposed National League move to Toronto and Washington instead. The American League reacted angrily lo . Kuhn's action. saying it planned to go ahead yilh its announced! expansion to Seattle and Toronto, regardless of Ihc Commissioner's an- loinicemciit. Tho seven-day period expired Thursday, hut K u h n allayed any action al the request of the leagues. Then Saturday, he again put off any decision. "President MacPhail advised thai he was acting pursuant to the commissioner's teletype re- Mctyp it Wei quest to all clubs last Wednesday that they Jet him (KuhrO know any suggested solutions." Kuhn said. In thai teletype, the commiS' sioner informed all 24 major Ipague clubs that there hat hccn no substantial progress made by the AL to satisfy his request regarding the return o baseball to Washington. "Under the circumstances, will defer any-final decision un HI the (American) league' ideas have been fully explored "Meanwhile, my decision c April 1 continucs"in effect in al respects." Kuhn said he planned to ar range the meeting with th planning committee "and oUie Texas League Has New Faces And A New Look This Season rested league members" for early next week. The American League Plan- ing Committee is composed of Bud.Sellg, president of the Mil- vaukee Brewers, John Felzcr, owner, ot the Detroit Tigers, iwitig Kauffman, president and chairmati of the board of tlvJ ns as City Royals, and Many Dalton, executive vice president and general manager of ,he California Angels. Baseball has been muter pressure from political leaders Lo return to the nation's capital. Two franchises Washington and lave failed in no team has played thei/s since Ihe Setiators left following the 1971 season, moving to Texas. One of the most frequent suggestions has been to have the nearby Baltimore Orioles play a portion of their home games in Washington. While it woulc not supply a fulltime franchise for lh/j District of Columbia, il might satisfy the demands ol Congress and the commission er. However, Jcrrold Hoff bcrger, chairman of the boa re oF the Orioles, is now repartee opposed to that idea. Nets Wary Of Spurs After Initial Win LITTtifr HOCK CAP) -- Thc| Texas League, which begins j play Tuesday, will have a new' look. There is a new league president. Seven of the eight teams will have new field managers and six of the eight will have new general managers. In addition, baseball returns lo Amarillo. Tex., after an absence ot one year. The f r a n - chise of the Alexanders^ Ace? was moved to Amarillo after 'our years in Louisiana. A m a - rillo was left without baseball ,asl year when San Francisco moved its AA (cam lo Jackson Miss. The new league president is Carl Sawatski, who succccdet Bobby Bragan in January. Bra gan TL president .since 1969 was elected president of the National Association of Profes sional Baseball in December Sawatski was general manag of the Arkansas Travcletrs t fore succeeding Bragan. Johnny Anlonelli at Jackson is the only field manager in th same location. Denny Som mers. who m a n a g e d Lafayctl lasi summer, will manage th Midland team this year. Bob Miller replaces Pat Cor rales at Amarillo Jack Krol re pi aces Roy Ma jtyk a at Ar ansas. Hobby Knoop is the cw manager at El PEISO, rcpl cing Jimmy Williams. John "an Ornum replaces Sommcrs t Lafayette. Marty Martinez enlaces Woody Smith at San .ntonio and John Lipon succeed Tim Murtaugh at Shreve- lort. Bill Valentine succeeds Sa vatski as general manager a Arkansas. Rick Current re places Ed Kncip in the sanr_ josilion at Jackson. Bob Drew jcneral manager at Lafayette ia?t year, look over the San An .onto 1 team and was replaced b} Joe Max Hcndley. Bill Rigne; Jr is the new general manage" al Midland and Mike Ha (brook; ias the same position a Shrevcport. John DillrEch, the ge.icra manager at Alexandria, movec lo Amarillo with the club in th same capacity. Jim Paul re mains in liJl Paso as owner-gen era] manager. The teams in the Western D vision are El Paso, Amarillo Midland and San Antonio. A kansas, Shreveport, Lafayctt and Jackson are in the Easte: Division. Sawatski said tbe Texa League attendance rose aboi $0.000 Last year and that pro peels are even Letter for th upcoming season. Orioles Pull Off Late Rally To Overpower Red Sox 5-1 UNIONDALE, N. Y. (API -Having learned his lesson the hard way, Coach Kevin Loughery is in no danger of over- confir!erice even though New York. Nets easily won their first American "Rasketball Association playoff game against tbe San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs, who dropped 11G-102 decision in the opener against the N T will try lo even their best-of-seven series Sunday. The playoff moves lo Sar Antonio for Game Three nexl Wednesday. It was just a year ago that (he Nets, then the defending champions, won their playoff )pcncr from St. Louis and then 'ell flat, dropping the next four .-jamPS to be eliminated in tbe ABA's first round. Lougbery remembers but he doesn't think it will happen "The guys were much looser than last year," ' the Nets 1 coach said. "Maybe it was t h e pressure of being the defending champion. I think we're ready this time. '-The atmosphere around the clubhouse has been prety good." The NeLs were -very goor: against the Spurs in their open Pacers Prevail INDIANAPOLIS-CAP) - Billy Knight and Dave fiobiscb, controling the middle while Kentucky center Arlis Gilmore was on (he bench with five fouls, rallied .the'Indiana Pacers to a 109-95 victory over the Colonels Saturday night and a l-l tie in their first-round American Basketball Association playoff series. The deciding game in UK bcsl-of-lhrec series will be played Monday night Rangers Top Twins ARLINGTON, TEX. ,AP. Lenny Handle drove in Hire r u n s - w i t h a rare homer'and single lo back Texas left-ham cr Jim" Umbarger's ctutc pitching in the Hangers' 4-1 vk lory over Hie Minnesota Twin Saturday night. . Umbarger, the second-yea firebalter from Arizona Stat University, limited the Twins t six hits. r. They led by 20 points at alttime and breezed behind oints from Julius Erving and career-high 25 from Al Skin- For the Spurs, George. Gcr in's 30 points was high. But iervin summed up his team's i erf or ma nee, saying, "We jusl lunk." San Antonio was stifled b ome poor shooting. Jimmj Silas hit only three for 10 from be field. Billy Paullz had three of 13 and Mike Gale two for 10 ·*aidlz and Gale are ex-Ncls- Silas injured his left foot am bad to be carried off the courl He is expected to play loda Bob Bass, coach of the Spurs alamed his team's sloppy ba" handling for the loss. "We got" 10 turnovers in t!i first period and seven rfgl axvay. 1 " he said. "That cause* us to get off to a terrible sta and we never recovered." Faults offered a hopeful no for San Antonio "There's always Sunday, the big center said. Portions of Sunday's gan will be shown on national Eel vision, tbe ABA's first networ exposure in several years. BALTIMORE (AP) _ Lee' lay drove in the go-ahead run s the Baltimore Orioles rallied five runs in tbe eighth in- and defeated the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox 5-1 Saturday. Held to four hits through the irst seven innings by Boston tarter Rick Wise, the Orioles ollected three hits apiece off elieyers Tom House and Jim and Boston's lone run throug eight innings. Dyar Mill pitched-the ninth and record Kis s econd s ave in two d a against Boston. Tho Red Sox wasted num. ous scoring opportunities befo scoring in the seventh on a sa nfice fly by Jim Rice, aft loading thn liases for Lhe lh: time following a botched Bal more run-down play. NorfWcsl Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, April 11, 1976 O 5C Friendly Don Monw Out To Set Recognition, Gold Glove Award MILWAUKEE AP -- Don oncy would like to set it might, once and for all: He has absolutely nothing jainst Brooks Hobinson. The vo, in fact, arc good friends, "s just that Money would like me of Kobinson's recognition nd prestige--along with the Glove fielding excellence ward that the Baltimore Ori- third baseman wins year :tcr year. '1 honestly don't think rooksie wilt win it this year," lid Money, the Milwaukee rowers' third baseman, "lie's 8. 39 now. I don't think he'l by nil that much, I just think omebocly else will win it. ''There are s asemcn in .eaguc," he "eorge Drctt Dave Chalk lot of good thirt me said. American "There's at Kansas City with California Jraig Nettles of the Yankees ind me. I like to think I'm ui here with the best. I hope 1'! get consideration." Money made ; wo years ago hrce major league, fielding ·ecords for third basemen, yet ost Ihc Gold Glove award to lobinson. While unhappy, Mon;y actually said he thought Robinson deserved the award. Hut he added he thought he should have received some sort of recognition himself. "To have a year like that, to go 86 straight games without an error, well, you need a lot of luck, and I had it," .Money said. "I would throw low to second base, but Pete Garcia would pick il out of the dirt. sllr of sorts [honor and popularity that goes when he set| with it. I could get in news. Same. Boomer (George Scott) at first. They saved me some errors. If I could make just 1(J or 12 errors this year, well, that would be a goodyear well, that would be a good year for anybody. 11 "I just would like one Gold Glove," he said. "Boomer has six or eight. It's really a nice looking trophy. And there's the Parun Tops Drysdale, Wins Classic Tennis Tournament JOHANNESBURG. South Af-| ca (AP) -- Wiry New Zea- andcr Onny Parun beat former South African C l i t F Hrysdolf! 7. G-3 and won the Classic Tenis Tournament Saturday. Parun demoralized Drysdale with successful attacking shots. Initially, Parun's tactics cost him many points and Drysdale jumped lo a 4-1 lead in tbe first set. But by continually applying the pressure and dictating the pace of the match, he survived two set points at li-5 and wenl on to win the tie-breaker. The second set was a lackluster affair which belonged en irely lo Parun, who went ml a 3-1 lead by breaking Drys lale's service in the founl same. Drysdale, \vlio now lives ii he United Stales, showed non of the. form that has Uvice lak en him to the semifinals a Wimbledon. Parun's victory was wort $17,000. In the men's doubles fina '.he top-seeded American teai of Rosco'e Tanner and Marl Riessen beat Frew McMtl'an South Africa and Tom Okker The Netherlands fi-2, 7-;"r papers besides just around Milwaukee." Money hud a tespectabla fielding record last year loo, showing 15 errors in 109 games. He also hit Al\ in September to nish at .277 with 15 home ins. Still, he wants to forget .last car. Hernia surgery sidelined im from May 26 to June 21. omplications curtailed his ange and speed the rest of the cason. But he says rest, along -ith a late winter program of lasketball and racquctball, avc him in lop shape again. Money had two hits in four ,mes at bat in the Brewers'"!0 eason opening victory over Ibo "cw York Yankees Thursday, le got them hitting second En lew Manager Alex Grammas' ineup, which struck Brewer catchers as peculiar. A No. 2 hitter, particularly a ighl-hander, normally is ex- jected lo hit to right field and ixecule tlic hit and r u n . Money mils practically everything lo eft field. "Alex said I could bit second ir f i f t h , " Money said, "f said I'd rather Siit second. Hilling ifth, the tendency is lo pop the ball for a home run all lira time," he said. "I can't do that. My job is to get on base. 1 do that best. We have guys--Hank (Aaron), Boomer, DarreH Porter, Bobby Darwin--to pick me up." 'Td rather bit .300 with .10 home runs than .275 with 13 iibme runs," he said. "That's -bat I'd really like lo do this year. I'd like to get on base and score 100 runs." Not to mention winning that Cold Glove, of course. Tommy Harper started the rally with a pinch single and sc ored o n a d oubl e by Paul Blair following a wild pitch by House, who was making his debut with the Red Sox. A singlt by Ken Siugleton finished House, who was charged with the loss and May greeted Willougbby with a single lo put the Orioles ahead 2-1. A two- run infield single by Tony Muser and a sacrifice fly by Brooks Robinson completed the scoring. 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