Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 3, 1973 · Page 11
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Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, February 3, 1973
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Haiti! ttittettt Sports SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 1973 · · .. · PAGE I I Megis Friendship won't help to be CITIZEN SPORTS COLUMNIST We ivill miss the Pauls We were having breakfast together in a downtown Cleveland hotel and it happened to be the day that the Indians were scheduled to play the annual Patriots Day game in Boston's Fenway Park. This game is played at 11 a.m..to allow the marathon runners to have the spotlight when they finish their classic race in the afternoon. Gabe Paul looked up over his cup of coffee and his eyes had {hat glint that they get when he's going to come up with a startling idea. . "Do you know," he said, '.'that if we caught a" cab right now we could be at the airport in time to catch the morning plane to Boston, see the baseball game, have dinner at Loch Ober's and be back home early this evening?" And that's exactly what we. did. Gabe, .besides being a baseball executive, is.the No. 1 baseball fan in the nation. When his lovely wife, Mary, the former beauty queen from Tampa, Fla., insisted that G ; abe make his annual appearance at the opera with her, Gabe went. But tucked into his tuxedo pocket was a transistor radio and the earplug was stuck in'his'ear so'that he could listen to the broadcast of the Indians' ball game while the sopranos were trilling their arias. 'Baseball's sweethearts* '· Those Tucson folks who know {he Gabe Pauls best will miss them at spring training .this year. Around the major leagues they ar,e known as Ijhe "sweethearts of baseball", and while|many executives are known for their color and \vit, the Pauls are known for their warmth and charm.;' Mary Paul met Gabe when he was at spring training with Cincinnati in 1939 and married him two months later on opening day for ; the Redlegs. They were married across.the river from Cincinnati in Kentucky and rushed back to the ball park for the opening pitch of the ball game. Now Paul has become a part-owner and executive of the New York Yankees so Mary is consolidating the beautiful furnishings in 7 the'ir^ palatial hpm^ih Shaker Heights to prepare for' moving into : a New York apartment "New York frightens me because.it is so big," she says. "But we have friends there and Gabe has two brothers living there. , "I'm glad the Yankees train in Fort Lauderdale . because I grew up in Florida and my parents still live in Tampa. We may purchase a condominium there." Her house is often, filled with guests and'Mary loves it. She is an excellent cook and is always prepared for the last-minute guests her husband brings home., " j But she never pries into Gabe's baseball affairs. She didn't know that he had bought into the Yankees until the day before he left to close the deal. He can scare a guy Gabe will sit up all'night talking baseball with anybody who wants to gab. And he is a^ devout prac- .tical joker. One of the more terrifying experiences of my newspaper career was brought on by Gabe. It was St. Patrick's night, 1963, and a bunch of us had brought our own bottles to a private room in the Santa Rita Hotel where the old Press Club used to be. The party, which was attended by all the Tribe brass and coaching staff plus the newspaper and radio- tv people from Cleveland, was just getting under way when a stranger walked-up to me and asked who" was in charge of the party. I took credit and he flashed a gold badge on me identifying himself as Rocky Andresano, liquor enforcement officer for the State of Arizona. He told me I'd have to come down to headquarters to explain why I had so many liquor bottles under the bar. I was petrified. All I could see was my name, in the opposition newspaper revealing that I had been arrested in a liquor raid, at spring training headquarters. As we neared the door, Andresano, whom I did not know at that time, shoved me in the back and when I turned around he was laughing. "I'm sorry, I can't carry this out any further," he said, "Gabe Paul put me up to it." We're going to miss that rascal out here. Snowden to speak at press luncheon By P.J. ERICKSON Alliltant *wrt» EOltor Fred Snowden and Jim Wil- . lianis are old friends, but that friendship must be placed in abeyance tonight at 7:30. .-/.That's when Williams:, Colorado State; University basket- · : ball team Mvades McKate:Mle·V mo^ial Center to':meet the : An- / zona Wildcats. ' ; · · Several years ago, Snowden had a brother who played football at Colorado state and Wil- liams -- although he was not involved in the football program -- was a definite influence. . ', . "Jim is the type of .coach who gets concerned with his kids," Snowden says, "and not just the kids in the basketball program, all the athletes. - "My brother was playing there, and Brady Keyes, who later played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, plus another football player and a very good basketball player named Bill Green. "They were all real tight -everybody used to call them the Four Musketeers. And Jim befriended them, helped them with' their problems, guided them where he could." ·But for both coaches, the spirit of friendship turns to a .spirit'of. friendly enmity tonight. '-'Colorado State is a good basketball team," Snowden stated emphatically. "It takes a good basketball team to defeat BYU in Prove, and they didit. "I have the highest regard for Jim as',a coach -- you know his team will be ready, you know they'11-tie in shape, you;know;they'11 have a good game plan. "I'm worried about this one -- yery worried.", Snowden'^ club is unbeaten at home, with a nine-game winning streak on first the floor at Bear Down, then the opener Thursday at the McKale Center. Roughly 1,000 general admission seats and 250 reserved seats are still available for tonight's game. The Cats raised their season record to 11-7 with the win Thursday night and will be trying to hold on to at least a share of the Western Athletic Mays fumes over Joe's tardiness SAN JUAN, '.Puerto Rico (AP) -- Willie Mays got mad at Joe Namath yesterday and started to walk .out of .the American Airlines, Golf Classic, tout agreed to stay in when he was assigned another partner. The swinging quarterback of the New York Jets kept Willie waiting at the first tee for 40 mintues, and steam started coming'out of the ears of the New,York Mets' all-time All- Star slugger. . . : , : · · · - . "I don't care who it is -- I warmed up and was ready to play," Mays fumed. "My partner ought to be ready, top." Mays and ·Namath were paired in the annual tournament in which major league baseball "stars team with players of the National Football League in a. 54-hole, best-ball competition for $30,000 in prize money, f 10,000 to the winners. netters set back Sptclti t* mi citiitn MADISON, Wis. -- Southern. Methodist University handed the University of Arizona a 6-3 defeat yesterday in the.second round of the National Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association Indoor tournament. "We played real well, but we were up against about the 4th best team in the country," coach Bill Murphy said. , SMCI's George Hardie defeated UA's No. 1 player, Rand Evett, 7-6, 7-5. . . ' . . . In other singles matches: Tim Vann, SMU, def., Tom Mazur, UA, G-3, 5-7, 6-2; Joe Edles,.SMU, def. DeArmand 1 Briggs, UA, 2-6, 6-4; Woody Blocher, SMU, def. Bill Hoshaw, UA, 6-4, 6-2; Rob Cunningham, UA, def. Clint Hufford, 64, 6-2. In doubles Hardie-Vann def. Hoshaw-Mark Hardy, 6-4, 7-5; Evett-D. Briggs def. Edles- Kourin, 5-7, 6-4, 64; and Cunningham-S. Briggs def. Blocher-Hufford, 6-1,6-2. ·Broadway Joe apologized that starting times had not been slipped under his door, as promised, and that he didn't, get a wake-up call. Three other players also said they didn't get wakepup calls. Mays, with a 9:30 a.m. start, was ready and waiting at the first tee. His patience ebbed as the minutes ticked away. : · . . . ' . - . . "I've played in this tourna- mentfor seven years and never once been a minute late," Willie said. "There's no excuse for not being on time." "The personality has nothing to do with it. I'll play with a. rookie or anybody, as long as he's on time." . Willie packed his bags, and headed for the club house. He was intercepted by Frank Scott, players' representative for the tournament, and persuaded to continue with a different partner. He was assigned Donny Anderson, running back of the St. Louis Cardinals. Namath went out with .Steve Blass, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Thursday, Namath kept his partners ·-- John Meyers, publisher of Sports Illustrated; Joseph Schroeder, clothing manufacturer, - and columnist Buddy Martin of the Gannett newspapers -- waiting for close to two hours in the preliminary pro-am. "Honestly I didn't get a wake-up call,"' Namath said later. "I'm disappointed that Willie is upset. I never saw him. But I see no reason to get .upset. After all, this is a game that is supposed to be played for fun." The tourney continues today with Del Unser and Leroy Kelly -in the lead. Unser, an outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies and Kelly, a running back with the Cleveland Browns, teamed for a best- ball score of 57 on the 5,780- yard Conquistador golf club yesterday. Pitcher Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles and Willie Richardson, a former player with the Baltimore Colts, were in second place with 59. Incidentally, the change of partners didn't do much good for Namath ' or Mays. The Namath-Blass team registered 64 and Mays and Anderson had 65, way down the list. What's that I hear?' -- CltizM Photo by UW Elliott Ernie Moore of Pueblo High appears to be listening to Tucson High standout James Johnson's chest while looking for someone to pass the ball to. Watching at the right ^s Justin Lamotte. Pueblo won last night's game at the Tucson Community Center, 50-48. See story, page 13. ·).,* Conference lead, currently jin*-. a deadlock between UA, Arj.- .-. zona State and BrighamV, Young, all with 4-2 records. '-\ . JV ,, Snowden said he would stkfe.: with the same lineup that hay · started and won the -last two^ games -- Eric Money and Ron ° Allen at the guards, Al Fleming and Coniel Norman at the. forwards and John Irving at,.center. , ^r Irving lost a tooth in his · bridgework Thursday night 3 when he caught a flying eloow^ in a rebounding battle, but-Snowden feels the 6-9 fresh-;" man won't be affected tonight^ "John's had everything;fixed and he seems to be doing 1 *-all right," the UA coach saw-.-" "If he's still bothered about~.it;" we can move Lynard Harris in." . ,,,?.Irving said the tooth didnj*"--' really hurt so much, "but I_.al~~ · most choked on it, becaus'Jt was knocked back into my/throat and 1 couldn't cough-it" up right away." " " « Colorado State has had /moderate success in the despite the road victory .against BYU. The Rams alsfl- have a home loss at the hands;*-. ,iof Texas-El Paso and a league record of 3-3. They are 11-9 overall. · j^ Thursday, the Rams were. routed by Arizona State, 77-Sfl, 1 - in whatewas later described as " 'a-*"bump-and-run" style ,'rof-^ play by the Sun Devils. * ; CSU has the WAC's No. r a, ·scorer in forward Gary ,, JRhoades, who carries a 21.0 ' average, but the Rams need to H .utilize quickness in order-to; 1 ' make up for an. overall lack of/size: -·' Williams will' start CohVo Pontliana, Tim Hall and Daii-'; ny Phillips in the front line^ with Rhoades 'at one guard. The other backcourt spot J is^ undecided, since regular PajttC '·Ball has an infected toe. Mark- 1 .Williams, the..team's: second leading scorer, 'could ( fill th|t ; spot 'if Ball remains on ttaP bench. ' .'7,7..'. Pontliana, who doubles as-i.', center and forward, is the tal-;; lest of that quintet at 6-8. ; ;~{ a Tonight's game will tie^ broadcast by KTUC radio, be-,-, ·ginning at 7:30. A delayed video taps showing of tte game 'will, be presentea at'* 10:30 tonight on Channel 9. .-«- . in the preliminary game,':';' the UA junior varsity vvf.l meet the Phoenix Crusaders^ at5:15. ·' 4 Sports Calendar TODAY (In Tucson) 1:15 p.m. -- Horse racing. Rillito Racetrack 7:30 p.m. -- College basketball Arizona vs. Colorado State. McKale Center (KTUC) 8 p.m. -- High schoolbasketball: Douglas at Santa Rita Globe at CDO 8 p.m. -- Dog racing. Tucson Greyhound Park. (On radio-TV) 1:30 p.m. -- College basketball: Wyoming vs. Arizona St. Channel 4 1:30 p.m. -- Pro bowling: King Louie Open. Channel .9 ; . 4 p.m. -- Pro golf: Hawaiian Open. Channel 9 5 p.m. -- Fred Snowden Show! Channel 9 9:30 p.m. -- College basketball: UCLA vs. USC. Channel 4 10:30 p.m. -- College basketball -- Arizona vs. Colorado State, Channel 11 (Video tape) TOMORROW (In Tucson) 1:15 p.m. -- Horse racing Rillito Racetrack 8 p.m. -- Dog racing. Tucson Greyhound Park (On radio-TV) Noon - NBA basketball: Teams to be announced. Channel 9 1 p.m. -- NHL hockey Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota. Channel 4 3 p.m. -- Pro golf: Hawaiian Open. Channel 9 8 p.m. -- Pro Hockey: Phoenix vs. San Diego. Channel 11 MONDAY (In Tucson) 12:15 p.m. -- Tucson Press Box Association meeting. Desert Inn. Archie Moore gave/ .' ' 4. ' r f V ' Foreman 'secret' for halting Frazier SAN DIEGO (AP) - Maybe it won't go down in history alongside Lou Nova's "cosmic punch," but Archie Moore says he advised George Foreman to use a "slaughterhouse punch" that helped Foreman win the heavyweight title. Moore, the former light heavyweight champion, helped train Foreman for his heavyweight title bout with Joe Frazier, and was in Fore- Organist plays key role Kramer finds hockey war melodious , University of Arizona basketball coach Fred Snowden, whose Wildcats opened the new McKale Center wth an 8769 victory over Wyoming Thursday night, will be the main speaker at the Tucson Press Box Association lun- cheon Monday in the Desert Inn at 12:15 p.m. Two high school basketball players will be honored along with the Coach of the Week. The luncheon, at $2.50, is open to the public and free parking is available. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) To Norm Kramer's delight, he's found himself in the middle of the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association war for talent. "I'm worth at least a goal a game," brags Kramer. Only Kramer's talent is psyching up crowds, not scoring goals, with hockey music' at the organ. The 45-year-old St. Louis native is considered hockey's top organist after serving the NHL St. Louis Blues for five years. The Blues not only changed coaches this year but also switched organists, Kramer noted. ' Now, he's entertaining of, fers from the Atlanta Flames of the NHL and numerous WHA cities. Kramer is in St. Paul this week for five Minnesota Fighting Saints games and has had requests to go on the WHA tour. "The Flames hadn't won a home game when they sent for me in November," Kramer boasts. "They tied the first night because the sound system wasn't just right, but the next game they just walked over Minnesota. The crowd came off its hands the last five minutes of games." Kramer says it's his intention to provide catchy mu- sic to fit. events taking place on the ice. He claims credit for introducing the current rallying music used by most hockey organists. "I'm not about to divulge what my secret is," he said. "It's a matter of timing. It's something to enthuse the crowd -- I picked it up watching the Astrodome Scoreboard on television. If they can do it for baseball, I thought I could get, something going to hockey to get the fans off their hands. "If the fans don't get with it. the players don't get with it." Kramer said most N'HL teams sent their organists to St.. Louis to learn how he was firing up fan reaction. "There was one or two teams who sent an organist down with a tape recorder without doing it the right way," Kramer says. In St. Paul, he's showing local organists how hockey games should be intermixed with organ notes. "This crowd will be with it. by the end of the week." he said. Kramer says he has been involved with musical instruments for 37 years, but took up the organ only 10 years ago. Emery Jones, general man- the St. Louis Arena, spotted him in a nightclub and invited him to try out for the ager of Blues' job when they entered the NHL in 198G. "I left the Blues in a happy air," said Kramer. "The St. Louis owners were great. I just thought I needed a change." But his ties to the Blues still remain. "I figure I scored three goals the other day," Kramer said, referring to a Winnipeg victory. "I really let the St. Louie Blues go, and look at all those goals." Chris Bordeleau, twice for Winnipeg, and George Morrison, once for Minnesota, were former St. Louis players who got. goals. ·'Those were my goals, too," said Kramer. man's comer in Kingston, Ja ; j maica, last month when 'he-stunned the boxing world by- 1 knocking out the previously.,: unbeaten champion in the second round. ,·,.;. Sometime before the fightj., Moore said in an interview, he r and Foreman had the follow-~- ing dialogue: ·-'.,, "Hit him on top of tlie'^' head," Moore said. ' '*"·-['. "That sounds crazy. Why?"- ' "George, ^have you ever been to a slaughterhouse?" "···'·.·. "Yes." :-.«; "Where do they hit the steers when they kill them?" ··?-.?· "On top of the head." "Do you think you could knock down a steer by hitting,; him in the jaw?" "I see what, you mean," said the 24-year-old Foreman. Of course, the punch:;' wouldn't work for just anyone, Moore conceded. "His power is just awe-" some," he said of Foreman. "It was just a matter of coordinating his punching." Personally, Moore is just as- , impressed. ' "George is quiet, subtle; he*.', is water that runs deep," he'- said. "He's also raw and gutsy." ·':.;, What further advice does he v have for the new champion? Foreman should continue to ··get himself together, to ,. sharpen his skills," Moore : said. And, for the time being,;.it's "nice advice" to stay'-,' away from Muhammad Ali. · ..'.

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