Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 1, 1973 · Page 30
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 30

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 1, 1973
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NorttiwMt Arkanta. TIMfS, Hur*u, March 1, 1*73 rAYITTIVILLI, ARKANtM ^_ InAmerican League East Brewers Ready For Improvement . JSUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) -;TI)C Milwaukee , Brewers, alarmed Wften 1972 attendance plunged to;n major league low of 600,440 m a city which IS years earlier had called Itself "baseball capital of the world," are deter- m ncd to again make County Stidlum "a fun place to be:" 'Put despite elaborate -pronto- tier plans, a dramatic reversal at the gate Is unlikely until the tiVe-year-old franchise produces a vinner on the Held. And while President Bud Se- lig'is confident the. club at last has solidified its .organization, the farm system seems another year or two away, from'supply- ing] sufficient talent to make the;Brewers competitive In the toujh American League East. The team's only genuine star Is first baseman George Scott, an often spectacular fielder who drove in 88 runs, fourth ilgliest In the league, last year despite a weak hitting line-up ahead of and behind him. , There, is other .talent,. h.ow- ever, and the Brewers could es- capo the basement and possibly even reach the middle of the landings If their young pitch- Ing matures and Dave May and Don' Money rebound from off years at the plate. Much of the team's imme dlale future hinges on Money, who hit just '.222 for Philadelphia last year and has had only one good average--.295 In 1870--in four major league sea sons. · . Money still is only 25, how ever, and his value in the marketplace is reflected In that the Brewers had' to unload pitcherr Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders Earl Stephenson and Ken Bretl to get him. Lonborg, Cy Young Award winner in 1967, won 14 fames for the lust-place Brew- rs In 1972 and Sanders was AL ·'Ireman of the Year In 1971, Money, playing In a park arger than Milwaukee's last year, hit 15 home runs and set ,wo National League records for third basemen, committing on|y 10 errors and fielding 162 consecutive chances without an error. . . . ; . . . If Money lilts, he and Scott could give the Brewers one of the league's best all-around combinations at the Infield corners. Scott hit .266 last year, Including -.303 after the All-Star game, belted 20 homers contributed 19 game winning hits 'and stole a career high 16 bases. ; Shortstop Rick Auerbach improved his range and throwing considerably last season, his first complete one in the majors. He gave the club badly Baseball Dispute Settled : MIAMI ! .(AP -- With the inost freedom they've ever had guaranteed'in a new three-year ' contract, mpjor league baseball players checked into training camps (oday in Florida, Arizona ai)d California for the start of fpring training. ' What little doubt there was that the players would accept the contract negotiated for them bj| Marvin Miller ended Wednesday in Miami when player 'representatives gave Unanimois support to the new contract^ Only simple majority approyajj is. now needed from all majoi league players. · Playerl with two or more years inUhe majors won the right to (all in a professional arbitrator}when an impasse is reached 'uith owners on salaries, staring in 1974. The contact also gives them the right tl refuse demotion to the minori leagues after five years in UB majors and to re fuse to be traded or sold after 10 years in the majors. I n last five vvitn the same club. And, according to Miller ant player representative Jim Per ry of the Minnesota Twins, the agreement .yas rjeached Sunday without theiill wall surroundini last year'sjiontract talks. Players nilied out of training camps last year until negbtia leturn To ( lions were completed and delayed the start of regular season for 13 days. The owners, who still have to give final approval to the work if their negotiators, gave up wi-night doubleheaders on Davis Cup f Be Held In LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Bob Malaga, consultant to the U. S. Davis Cup organization, said Wednesday he would "almost ·uarantee" that a Davis Cup .ennis tournament would be played in this area in May. "I am going to recommend Jial the Little Rock area be selected as the site to be used in May," Malaga said. He said he would report to Lhe Davis Cup committee in New York Tuesday. He said the final decision would be made there. The matches would be played at Burns Park in North Little Rock. Even if the site were chosen, there is a chance no tournament would be held. If the Mexican team loses one of its f.ivn maf.rhp.i. thn tnnrnamenfc Camp i 'getaway" days beginning r\exl season, raised the minimum salary from $13,500 to $15,000 for this season and 1974 and to $16,000 in 1975, and upped the minimum World Series winners share from $15,000 to $20,000. datch May Little Rock would not be held in- the United States, officials said. However ,he Mexican team is favored to win matches that would lead to a match against the U. S. team. Several Little Rock area banks agreed to post the $25,000 guarantee required by - the Davis Cup organization. Malaga said he was confident that a Davis Cup tournament would be "as successful here as if it were in New York." Janet Lynn Falls BRATISLAVA, Czechslovakia -- Karen Magnussen, Canada, won the compulsory free skating section and all but clinched the world singles crown when Janet Lynn, RockEord, 111., fell needed speed with 24 stolen bases In 32 attempts, but lacks power and must hit more to right field to improve his .218 average. The Brewen figure rookie Pedro Garcia, a .266 hitter with 14 homers at Evansville, IB ready to take over at second base. If not, the Job probably will return to Ron Theobald, a steady fielder whose baiting average slipped to .220 last year from .276 as a rookie. Key to the outfield is improved hitting from May, who batted .277 with 65 runs batted In In 1971 but skidded to .238 and 45, respectively, last year. John Briggs is set in left field after one of the best of his 10 big league seasons--.266 average. 21 homers for a second successive year. 65 RBI and 190 total bases. Right field probably will be split again by Joe Lahoud. who showed flashes of power with 12 homers but averaged only .237. and Ollle Brown, who hit .279 in 66 games after coming to Milwaukee from Oakland in late June. Ellie Rodriguez, one of the league's better defensive catchers, hiked his average 75 points to .285 a year ago and was the team's only representative on the All-Star team. The Brewers' top reserve is outfielder Brock Davis, who hit .318 in 154 times at bat but whose only extra base hits were a pair of doubles. The pitching staff is headed by youngsters Bill Parsons and Skip Lockwood, two of the league's better prospects. Parsons, 24, was 13-13 with a 3.91 earned run average but finished strong, allowing three or fewer runs in 13 of his last 15 starts. Lockwood, still learning his craft after starting his career as an infielder, was 8-15 with a 3.60 ERA and pitched two one-hitters. One of the club's best arms belongs to Jim Slaton. 22, who was 10-8 as a rookie two years ago but spent most of last season at Evansville, posting an 11-2 mark. The fourth spot in the rota- lion could go to Jerry Bell, 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA as a spot starter and long reliefer after joining the parent club in May. Jim Colborn (7-7), Gary Ryerson (3-8) and Billy Champion (4-14) at Philadelphia, are likely candidates to start, while Lloyd Gladden, 15-9 with a 2.71 ERA at Evansville, will get a long look. The bullpen is thin after Frank Linzy, 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 12 saves. PH. 443-3486 1400 N. COLLEGE FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 72701 EVELYN HILLS SHOPPING CENTER PRICE SALE PLUS SH GREEN STAMPS · Hallmark Stationery and Notes ·Springbok Decorative Plaques · Carnival Glass · Colored Glass Storage Crocks · Candle Bases, Ceramic Wrought Iron · Antiqued Fruit · Spring Candle Rings · Sunglasses · Florentine Kleenex Boxes · Costume Jewelry ""------ | n Our Cosmetic Dept. 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