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section SportsPeople 2 Baseball roundup 3 Sports in brief 4 Horse racing 4 The Arts 7 sports Thursday, June 15, 1978 The locker-room clearance Did Phils overload bullpen by dealing extra outfielder? Did Yanks overload bench by dealing extra reliever? II WMiR Rjllf til Rawly Eastwick brings seldom-used arm Phils fall deeper in Giant hole Dropped pop opens gates to 2-1 loss By Larrv Eichel Inquirer Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO After yesterday's 2-1 loss to Vida Blue and the Giants. Larry Bowa sat at his locker and talked about the differences between the Phillies team that wears the home whites and the one that is wearing the road blues (no pun intended) this week. "We make a mistake early on the road, and we can't dig ourselves out," he said. "We make a mistake . at home, and we fight .back and end up burying them." Yesterday, the Phils made a mistake a dropped pop fly that allowed the winning run to score and never dug themselves out, losing their fourth in a row and bringing their season road record to a woeful 7-17. In the process, they wasted a splendid pitching effort by Larry Christenson, who gave up two runs (only one of them earned) in the first and then went on to retire 20 men in a row. During that stretch, he did not allow the Giants to hit a ball out of the infield. "The first inning was the tough part of the game," the young righthander said. "If I'd have made the play on that ball that (second! baseman Bob) Andrews hit, I might have got out of it." That play came after Terry Whitfield, leading off for the Giants, sin-gJed to right one of only four hits San Francisco would get all day. Andrews hit a hard grounder up the middle that Christenson could not stop. It caromed off his knee to third base for an infield hit. Christenson got Jack Clarke and Darryl Evans on flies to center. Had he gotten an out on Andrew's grounder, those would have been the second and third outs. Instead, the inning was still alive for Mike Ivie, who singled to right, scoring Whitfield and moving Andrews to third. Andrews scored moments later when second baseman Jim Morrison lost Larry Herndon's popup in the swirling winds and blinding sun of Candlestick Park. The Giants didn't get another hit until Blue himself singled in the eighth. "I thought I did my job out there," Christenson said. "I kept the ball dqwn, had a good slider that was breaking down. The ball was breaking big and I was throwing it for strikes. ... My fastball? I wasn't throwing it much. I just mixed it in." On most days, Christenson's performance would have been good enough. The Phils looked overmatched against Mr. Blue, even though, according to Danny Ozark, he wasn't throwing the ball as hard as he did last week in losing to the Phils, 4-3, at the Vet. You couldn't tell that by the way (See PHILLIES on 6-C) Lll Abner DENVER Andy Bean has fore-rrns the size of Jack Nicklaus' thighs. He cvtn has muscles in n;s teeth. He can honest take a bite out of a golf ball. Paul Bunyan is alive and well and swinging a 3-iron instead of an ax. "Geez," sighed Arnold Palmer, who once was known as a cannon off the tee, "Bean could play a round just using his 1-iron." The rest of the pros have taken to ailing Andy Bean L'il Abner. He is a good ol' country boy from Georgia, plowboy strong, friendly as a hunting By Larry Eichel Inquirer Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO Danny Ozark was worried. AH the trade rumors in the clubhouse were distracting his players from playing baseball. So he decided Tuesday night in Los Angeles to call a team meeting yesterday morning to inform his players that the Phillies were nowhere near making a trade. A funny thing happened on the way to the meeting. At 7:30 a.m. yesterday, the phone rang. It was Paul y ; &- K f x $$h - - s , r , , , , y . Associated Press Italy's Gaetano Scirea heads the ball away from Germany's Harald Konopka Brazil, Holland and Argentina look strong in World Cup matches From Inquirer Wire Services BUENOS AIRES Brazil, Holland and Argentina all re-asserted themselves as major contenders to win the World Cup soccer finals yesterday while Italy and West Germany played a scoreless tie that left each with solid, but somewhat diminished, hopes. Brazil, which narrowly escaped elimination in the first stage of the tournament that ended Sunday, defeated Peru, 3-0, in the opening game of second-stage Group B. Argentina, which reached the second stage despite a loss to Italy last Saturday, beat Poland, 2-0, at Rosario in a game saved by some fine goaltend- But golfs Andy Bean is more than By BILL LYON 3-r dog, and right now hotter than a jug of white lightning. Trouble is, Andy Bean also has a temper. Sprays a shot 400 yards 300 straight and another hundred off to Owens, the Phillies player personnel director, asking what he thought of trading Jay Johnstone and minor league outfielder Bobby Brown to the New York Yankees for Rawly Eastwick. Ozark said that sounded just wonderful. Within hours, the deal was sealed and the Phils had the 10th pitcher they had been talking about ever since a series of early-season postponements burdened them with enough doubleheaders to convince Owens and Ozark that a nine-(See TRADE on &C) ing, most of it from its goaltender. Holland took a one-point lead over Italy and West Germany in the Group A standings with a 5-1 romp over Austria at Cordoba. The Brazilians still looked inept in front of goal, with the two goals by Dirceu that gave it a 2-0 halftime lead both coming on long shots. The first, a 25-yard free kick in the 15th minute, was a beauty, bending around the Peruvian defensive wall into the top right corner of the net. The second, in the 29th, was more accidental, a looping shot from left midfield that bounced under Peruvian goalie Ramon Quiroga's dive. In between, Peru narrowly missed the right into the swamp and he starts ranting at himself, biting big hunks out of his golf balls, wrapping his driver around tree trunks, that sort of Vesuvian blowoff. And then that would lead to a string of bogeys and an early trip home. Last year, in the U. S. Open, Andy Bean was only one shot off the lead going into the final round. He promptly shot 79 and slunk away in a tie for 23d. "It wasn't nerves," he insisted, "just immaturity. I flat got mad at myself for blowing a couple of shots By Bill Livingston Inquirer Staff Writer NEW YORK - The squabbling world-champion New York Yankees unclenched their fists long enough to scratch their heads over yesterday's deal that sent relief pitcher Rawly Eastwick to the Phillies for Jay Johnstone and minor leaguer Bobby Brown. "Who does have a comment on it?" asked Sparky Lyle, one of three ace relievers Eastwick and Rich Gossage are the others the Yanks a goal that might have reversed the tide when Brazilian keeper Emerson Leao, lying on his stomach after diving for a cross, reached up to stop the ball as Juan Munante tried to chip it over him into the net. The final Brazilian goal came in the 72d minute, Zico converting a penalty after Roberto had been brought down in the area. A penalty shot figured very prominently in Argentina's victory. In the 41st minute, with Argentina up by 1-0 on a fine header by Mario Kempes in the 14th minute, an Argentinian defender reached up to stop a shot by Zbigniew Boniek that was just about (See WORLD CUP on 5-C) a curiosity now and then I tried to arm-wrestle the course. "I believe I'm smarter now. And calmer. I've gained patience. Learned it the hard way. Get scalded enough times and you'll learn not to touch the stove. "It takes a few bad rounds to learn the value of your game. Now I believe I'm getting there." Yes he is. In style. He has won the last two tournaments and $110,000, and he had a chance to collapse last week at Memphis but he birdied the (See LYON on 5-C) owned until bleep do we for?" yesterday. "What . the need a lefthand hitter "Hey," barked Thurman Munson to last night's Yank starter, Andy Mes-sersmith, "you been traded, too?" In his cubicle of an office, before the Yankees met Seattle last night, Manager Billy Martin hinted of ma-neuverings in George Steinbrenner's executive suite. "We didn't make any trade because we have too much pitching," said Martin. "Philadelphia (See YANKEES on 6-C) 3 Flyers traded to Peng By Gary Ronberg Inquirer Staff Wnter MONTREAL - The Flyers yesterday sent center Orest Kindrachuk, left wing Ross Lonsberry and de-fenseman Tom Bladon to Pittsburgh for the Penguins first-round pick in today's amateur draft and other considerations. When General Manager Keith Allen announced the trade to the media at about 10:30 last night, both Lonsberry and Bladon had been notified. But Kindrachuk and his wife, Lynne, were on the West Coast, vacationing with the Rick MacLeishes and Bob Kellys, and less accessible. That's what's been holding me up," Allen said. I've been trying to reach Orest. I've called numbers in San Diego and Los Angeles, but I just haven't been able to reach him. But we had to make the deal right now, with the draft coming up tomorrow morning." Earlier yesterday, the Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars officially merged, ending the 11-year history of the troubled Barons' franchise and transfusing talent into a Minnesota club that owned the worst record in the NHL last season. With the Cleveland Barons now a dead franchise, all teams moved up a notch in the draft (the Barons would have selected fifth). As a result, the Flyers now will select the sixth, seventh, and 15th players available in the first round, to go along with two second-round picks and two in the third round. This gives us more high picks than we've ever had before," said Allen. We feel there's going to be some excellent young players avail able at this level, and we're going to be working tonight and tomorrow morning to make sure we make no mistakes. Allen refused to reveal whom the Flyers wanted in that first round. "I'm not going to speculate on that," he said. "I'm not going to tip our hands." He did say that he had pursued Pittsburgh General Manager Baz Ba-stein about obtaining Dave Schultz, but that "I was never able to find the handle with Baz." Bastein has been trying to deal Schultz, to the New York Rangers, among other teams, but his asking price is said to be too high. "We had come to the conclusion that we just had to make some changes," Allen said. "We've been trying desperately this week to make changes on both the draft front as (See FLYERS on 6-C) j Andy Bean . 7 feel loose' at J. --1 r"4 .mni P Wl fi 0 f"' ''j Jay Johnstone takes seldom-used bat O urns Richard Dinnis . , . a 'personal thing' Dinnis resigns as Fury coach By Wendell Plumlee Inquirer Staff Writer Richard Dinnis resigned yesterday as head coach of the Fury. He cited personal reasons in his resignation to Fury General Manager Bob Ehlinger. "It was primarily a personal thing," Ehlinger said. "I was surprised when he came to see me." Dinnis' wife, a career educator, and his sons recently came over from England for a visit, but opted to go back and remain. Dinnis, sharply quizzed during the club's five-game losing streak, was asked if his dealings with reporters had influenced the decision. "Not really," he said. "That has not affected the decision that I want to go home." Dinnis came to the United States this year from the Newcastle club in England. He rejected the Fury ownership's offer of a three-year contract. "To be fair to myself and fair to the club" he accepted a one-year contract. He began as a stranger to the North American Soccer League with what was said to be a mandate to build with young players and let the winning come later. As the club struggled to its present (See DINNIS on 5-C) No trade for Carew Associated Pwt BLOOMINGTON, Minn. Minnesota Twins owner Calvin Griffith said yesterday that Rod Carew would remain in a Twins uniform, at least for the remainder of the season, quelch-ing rumors that the All-Star first baseman would be traded before today's deadline. Griffith, who said Monday he was trying to trade Carew at the player's request, refused to discuss his reasons for halting trade efforts. Ths Twins issued a brief statement saying that after talks with team exec tives and manager Gene Mauch tney had decided to terminate efforts to trade the 32-year-old slugger. "I'm just glad that it's over with," said Carew, who is in the last year of a three-year pact plus an option year.

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