Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 21, 1973 · Page 24
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 21, 1973
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Grant Hall Times Sportswrittr * * * . , Cardinals Stock Both Leagues I * Assuming major league baseball is played this year, the St. Louis Cardinals should do very well. Unfortunately. however, only a few of them will be wearing Cardinal uniforms. Only Bob Gibson and Lou Brock remain from team, although Tim McCarver has been re-acquired over the winter. Here are a few of the players the Cardinals have traded in the last four-and-a- hair years. Beginning with first base, they have dealt away Orlando Cepcda, who helped Atlanta to a divisional championship in 1969. and Dick Allen, who led the American League In home runs and runs baited In last year as a member of the Chicago While Sox, resulting in his selection as the Most Valuable Player in the league. At second base. St. Louis has traded Cookie Rojas, who . has been a top-ten hitter with the Kansas City Royals, and Julian Javier, who played on his fourth pennant winner last year as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. At shortstop, the Cardinals finally gave up last summer on the best defensive infielder in the league, Dal . Maxvill. who then played on ' his fourth pennant winner and third world champion as an Oakland Athletic. Granted, Maxvill was an anemic hitter, but ask Bob Gibson who he would rather have at shortstop and he'll tell you no one. At third base, SI. Louis has traded Ed Spiezio, who once hit .600 for the Cardinals in the Grapefruit League and who has used that statistic to hold qut for more money in every season he has played, ; both with St. Louis and his present team, San Diego. In the outfield, the Cardinals have supplied Cincinnati with two pennants by giving the Reds Bobby Tolan. F o r Tolan and Wayne Granger, St. Louis received . Vada Pinson, who had one injury-plagued season with the' ;i; Redbirds before being traded yLo , the American League, where he has been a top-ten hitler for both Cleveland and California. Alex Johnson tormented the Cardinals after they traded him to Cincinnati,. and he then won an American League batting title as a California Angel. St. Louis can perhaps be forgiven for unloading Johnson, however. Once when manager Red Schoendienst called for him to pinch hit in the 1968 World Series, Johnson was in the clubhouse eating a sandwich. Other outfielders who are not especially missed are Jose Carclenal and Matty Alou. Cardenal usually leads the league in stretching base hits into outs, and in unsuccessful attempts to steal home, while Alou's arm limits him defensively. Alou did slay -with Oakland long enough to pick up a World Series check. however. He is now reunited with his brother Felipe on the New York Yankees. Two outfielders who have had one good season each since leaving the Cardinals are Willie Montanez o! Philadelphia and Lcron Lee of San Diego. Joe Hague, an outfielder-first b a s e m a n , picked up a pennant-winning check as a Cincinnati Red last year. And. of course, there is Curt Flood, the nonpareil center fielder whom the Cardinals tried to exile to Philadelphia. At ago 31. Flood had accumulated approximately 2000 hits. The most famous pitcher who has been traded by SI. Louis is Sieve Carlton, who j u s t won the Hlckok Professional Athlete of the Year Award, to go with his Cy Young Award, tor winning 27 games for a last-place team. But there have been other pitchers, most notably Dave Giusti and Nelson Briles, who helped Pittsburgh to the world championship in 1971, and Granger, whose great relief pitching helped Cincinnati win the 1970 pennant. Others who come to mind are Jerry Reuss, Jerry Johnson, and Ted Abernathy. To show for all of these transactions, the Cardinals now have Joe Torre, Bernie Carbo. Ted Sizemoro, Scipio Spinks, and Rick Wise, plus maybe a few has-beens and never-weres. Still, the team has its Clements of class, what with Gibson, Torre, Brock, and Ted Simmons, plus Jack Buck in the an nouncers booth. Nevertheless, owner August Busch must wish he'd been the one to come up with the issue the players are now fighting for: the right of a player with a certain number of years' service on one team to veto any proposed trade in which he is involved. li that rule had been in jeffect the last four years, the Cardinals might still be winning pennants. George Foreman Brings Title To Houston HOUSTON (AP)' -- Wor heavyweight champion Geori Foreman has single-handed brought something here th fans have been eagerly aw a ing..for years--a profession sports'championship. And when Foremen' relurm to his hometown Tuesday f the first time since knockii put Joe Frazier to win the tit in Jamaica last month, the ci gave him the red carpet trea ment with a parade and cer monies honoring George For man Day in Houston. Mayor Louie Welch pointc out the dearth of sports chan pionships in the city when introduced Foreman on 11 steps of city hall. Arkansas Eases Past TCU In. Overtime Play 26 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Feb. 21, 1973 Tom Burgin (41) of Fayetle- ville Is not really sticking his. tongue out at Dennis Boyd (20) of Springdale. Burgin has B.laaaahh! just thrown a bounce pass to a teamjnale, as Jim Culp (40) looks on. Springdale won the game, 83-56. Southwestern Still Eligible For Tournament LAFAYETTE, "La. (AP) -Southwestern Louisiana Univer sity will be presumed innocenl of basketball player recruiting charges until proven guilty, according to several postseason tournament officials. And as a result, they say, USL's basketball team is still a strong contender in the postseason tournaments. '·Southwestern is definitely being considered," said Pete Carlesimo, chairman of the se lections committee for the Na ional Invitational Tournament .n an interview with the Slates- Item in New Orleans Tuesday. T would personally consider them one of Ihe top teams under consideration" for the New York tournament, Carlesimi added. The chairman of the NCAA Tournament, Dr. Tom Scott said USL was also a top con tender for his tournament. NHL Franchise Eyed MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ervin J. Merar, a Milwaukee busi nessman, said Tuesday he and seven associates plan to apply franchise regardless of whethei for a National Hockey League a rival syndicate lands a World Hockey Association team. ASHED OUR PRICES 100 PAIR DOUBLE KNIT * SLACKS * SLACKS * DRESS SHIRTS * DRESS SHIRTS * TUXEDOS *TIES FOR THE LARGEST SALE THIS SIDE OF THE POTOMACI 50% OFF LARGE GROUP PERMANENT PRESS (VALUES TO $17.00) LARGE GROUP KNIT (VALUES TO $14.00) . LARGE GROUP LONG SLEEVE (VALUES TO $12) . . ., NOW $4.50 Each or ONE GROUP .(VALUES TO $90.00) ONE GROUP (VALUES TO $8.50) 50% OFF Now S 8.90 3 for 12 Now '59.90 Just ? Price * * SLACKS SUITS COATS CAR COATS SHIRTS LARGE GROUP CORDUROY (VALUES TO $15.00) 4 CORDUROY (REGULAR $55.00 EACH) THREE CORDUROY (REGULAR $39.95) . . . . TWO ALL WOOL SIZE 44. (VALUES TO $55.00) LARGE GROUP BELL SLEEVE (REGULAR $10.00) Now S 9. ONLY '25.00 Now 19.00 ONLY '20.00 Now '5.90 t North Side of Square Open Monday and Thursday 'til 8:30 p.m. CONVENIENT CREDIT AVAILABLE "W*'i» Cutting Prices Juit Like George Cut the Cherry Treel" The Arkansas Razorbacks owned the.TCU Horned Frogs -94, in overtime defeated the ·"rogs twice in one season for le first time since 1965, won leir second straight game by nly two points, watched Martin 'erry score 3o points and moved into a second place tie ith SMU with hopes of cat- hing SWC leader Texas Tech. 11 with one night's work in Fort forth Tuesday evening. SMU gave the Hogs just the xwst they needed by falling to 3aylor 84-82. Texas Tech almost bliged but struggled past 'exas 80-77 in o v e r t i m e , n order to clinch the SWC own the Porkers must win the est of their games while the {aiders must lose all of theirs. Actually it wasn't the easy vin most fans expected. In fact he Hogs trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half even though Martin Terry struck for 27 points. However, an Arkansas flurry late in the [uarter brought the Porkers to within one point at halftime. Arkansas took the lead early n the second half but could only ump in front of the Frogs by me point on three occasions. TCU freshmen Lynn Royal anc jary Landers each scored 20 oints in the game to keep the lome team in command mosl of the way. Things looked pretty bleak midway in the half when Dean Tolson, Martin Terry, Doug Campbell and Jody Bass all picked up their fourth fouls ampbell and Tolson exited during the regular game while Terry lasted until the overtime period. Finally, however, the Razor backs tied the score 83-83 a the end of regulation play am then secured the contest behind Jody Bass's pressure free throws. "We made life pretty uncom fortable for ourselves for ; while tonight." said head coacl Lanny Van Eman. "TCU i playing far better than who; we saw them last." Despite 'the several Arkansa miscues the praise was heav for several players. "I gues it's easy to say nice thing bout all our player's," said Van anv "But they had to play great same in order for us o come back and win the way e did." Of the nice things said most ere about Jody Bass whose reethrows won the contest. "He must have had his greatest ame as a Razorback," noted le Arkansas coach. "We had o look to Jody late in the garne nd he- came through with ying colors. He's our quorter iack in there. He's the one we ave to turn to when things tart going-wrong." Doug Campbell, and Dennis White both provided timely steals that kept Arkansas, in contention. "Of .course you never know what Doug is going lo do," said Van Eman. "Those steals by Campbell and White got us some momentum and some points in the bargain." Arkansas' defense, as usual, spearheaded the win yet it could have been better. 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