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Jackson, Mississippi
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Tuesday, July 13, 1993
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SCOREBOARD BASEBALL CLASSIFIED 4-10 Z THE CLARION-LEDGER I JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1993 JSU, Southern might switch Oct. 16 kickoff if price is right Scheduling snafu could make it costly to clear the way for Ole Miss and Arkansas. By Derrick Mahone Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer ; If Jackson State moves its kickoff time to accommodate Ole Miss, it might cost somebody a lot of money. i Ole Miss is scheduled to play Arkansas Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Jackson State and Southern University have a game scheduled the stadium at 7 p.m. the same day. Nobody wants to budge. At least not until the price is right. JSU athletic director W.C. Gorden said JSU and Southern would have to receive "extra finances" to move the game. He would not elaborate. "We are willing to adjust to certain dates," he said. "We feel we need to operate in a cooperative attitude now. We know it will cost some money to get Southern to move. "We certainly hope to play on Saturday night. The Southern game is one of the games that helps make our budget. Traditionally it has been one of our biggest draws. We certainly like to see Ole Miss and the other state schools use the stadium, because it helps bring revenue into the city." Southern athletic director Marino Casern said he would not be against moving the game, and that $100,000 for each team could be the asking price. "If they ask us to move, it would cause us a lot of inconvenience," Casern said. "I'm sure they will straighten this matter out. Whatever the Jackson State administration says, we will work with them." Stadium manager Joey Orr said he wouldn't be against offering JSU or Ole Miss compensation for moving. However, he said $100,000 for each team is a bit steep. Orr said he wasn't sure where the money would come from. Orr said neither school has a contract for the stadium date. "It could be a combination of different sources," he said. "We haven't got into that yet. We are hoping to work something out to be fair to both teams." Gorden said JSU has always written a letter to reserve the stadium. He said he sent a letter early in February to request that date. JSU has played all its home games at the stadium since 1970. Ole Miss is the only Mississippi Division I-A school with a game scheduled for Memorial Stadium. Ole Miss athletic director Warner Alford is on vacation and could not be reached for comment. Orr said he hopes to resolve the scheduling conflict by the end of the week. He said there are advantages to playing a double-header or having one of the games Saturday and the other Sunday. "Football season is almost here," he said. "We need to get something solved. We need a suitable time for everybody to kick off. We want to allow some time in case television wants to pick up a game. With television you have to allow for time switches because those contracts are very lucrative." Who is Mississippi's team? Tell us your favorite Major League baseball team. Call 352-2810. We'll publish the results Wednesday. of J MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Deadline for submittina your choice is today by 2 p.m. The Clarion-Ledger last polled readers in 1986 and fans chose the St. Louis Cardinals as their favorite. Camden Yards has reputation for high scores Pitchers could face an onslaught of runs tonight in Baltimore. By Mike Lopresti Gannett News Service BALTIMORE Camden Yards is a ballpark with a reputation. When the night is warm and muggy and summer is in the air, the balls fly and the run total soars. It is July in Baltimore. And tonight (7:30 CDT, CBS), the All-Star heat will be on the pitchers. Baseball's 64th midsummer's exhibition could turn into a loud slugfest. t The pitchers know it. "The ball sails out of it here," Chicago White Sox' Jack McDowell said. The hitters know it. "The ball's jumping," Detorit's Cecil Fielder de-; clared Monday. More evidence of that came in Monday's home run contest, when Ken Griffey became the first player to ever hit the warehouse in right field, a shot that observers calculated to carry more than 470 feet. Juan . Gonzalez also hit a mammoth blast to left field be-1 coming the first man to hit the front of the third deck just after Frank Thomas became the first marl to- ever hit one into the second deck. ? ' .v 5 All in all, it could not have been a comforting sight for the pitchers. First on the firing line will be the starters named for tonight Philadelphia's Terry Mulholland and California's Mark Langston. ! There is this recent history they can ponder The hometown Orioles and Chicago just finished a four- game series that included 60 runs and 10 homers, and i moved McDowell to conclude, "It would not be best for me to pitch here day in and day out." And there is last year for the pitchers to fret about ' when Atlanta's Tom Glavine was ravaged for seven straight hits in the first inning by the American League on its way to a 13-6 victory, its fifth straight. Still, pitchers control this game more often than (2)1 n ! ;tXI&s Xf I m" , vnf ' ' It Wa.'A ' " LjL ;' : 1 Tne Associaied Press Rangers' Juan Gonzalez (right), Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. hope they have reason to continue celebrating tonight. not. The 1992 game was the first in 13 years in which both teams scored more than four runs. Potential fireworks aside, it is an All-Star Game s with no shortage of angles: The American League streak. It numbers five straight, and six of the last seven. The National League, which dominated this game for two decades, has led only seven innings since 1985. The National League veterans are at a loss to explain why. "It's something that's just happened," Ryne Sand-berg said. "It's an irritant to me," added Tony Gwynn, who came along when the National League was winning these games. "I didn't have an answer for the winning side. I don't have an answer for the losing." "I don't really know about it; I'm not concerned with it," Atlanta's David Justice said. "I'm here to have fun with the fellows. If we win, it's great. If we don't, I'm not going to start the second half (of the season) upset." Said Toronto's Joe Carter "The National League has relied more on speed and we've relied more on base hits and home runs. So far, that's what's come into play in this game." The National League new wave. Ozzie Smith not being here for the first time in a decade is symbolic of the changing of the guard in the National League. There are 14 first-time All-Stars. "Maybe the new blood will help," Gwynn said. Controversy. American League manager Cito Gaston has been questioned for naming seven of his own Blue Jays, while Detroit's Mickey Tettleton stayed home. Atlanta's Bobby Cox has been criticized for selecting his own John Smoltz, with an 8-7 record, while the likes of Orlando Merced (.362) went without invitations. All-Star rosters, 2C Here's how the three Jackson Generals performed in the AA All-Star Game: Brian Hunter: Right fielder led off the game with a single and scored on Dwayne Ho-sey's two-run home run. He also flied out and struck out and had one putout in the out-; field. ', Roberto Petagine: Designated hitter was I 0-for-3 with an RBI on a fifth-inning ground : out. His seventh-inning walk was followed ; by Juan Castro's three-run homer. ; Jim Dougherty: Relief ace retired the side ; in order in the bottom of the ninth with two strikeouts. Gens help NL win AA All-Star Game The National League bangs out 1 1 hits in a 12-7 victory, its first in the series. The Associated Press MEMPHIS Rondell White of Harrisburg and Tyler Houston of Greenville batted in three runs each and Dwayne Hosey of Wichita added two more RBIs to lead the National League to a 12-7 victory Monday night in the third annual AA All -Star game. Hosey hit a two-run home run in the first inning to put the NL All-Stars, who totaled 11 hits, up 2-0. But they relinquished the lead in the bottom of the inning, when the AL All-Stars came back for four runs. Manny Ramirez of Canton-Akron hit an RBI single and Les Norman of Memphis got another RBI on a fielder's choice. Two more runs scored on errors. The National League got single runs in the third and fourth innings, when Hosey scored on a fielding error and Houston hit an RBI double, knotting the score at 4-4. The NL All-Stars added two more runs in the fifth and put the game away with three-run seventh and eighth innings. Juan Castro's three- run home run accounted for the seventh-inning runs. The American League attempted a comeback in the bottom of the eighth with a three-run rally, including a two-run single from PJ. Forbes of Midland. The winning pitcher was Juan Castillo of San Antonio, who pitched one hitless inning. The Howe Star of Stars awards went to Norman for the Southern League, White for the Eastern League and Hosey for the Texas League. A crowd of 6,335 watched the game at Tim McCarver Stadium. The AL won games in 1991 and 1992. t mite Race car drivers Davey Allison and Red Farmer are injured in a helicopter crash. The Associated Press n"innw..-.w. am Allison BIRMINGHAM NASCAR driver Davey Allison was in very critical condition Monday night with a head injury after the helicopter he was pilotingcrashed on the infield at Talladega Superspeedway. Allison, 32, underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain and was to be transferred to the neurological intensive care unit, said David Smitherman, a spokesman at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. 1 Allison also sustained a lung injury and broken pelvis when the helicopter, which also carried veteran driver Red Farmer, went down near the garage area while tak-ingoff about 3 p.m. CDT. Farmer's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Smitherman. "The next 24 to 48 hours are going to be very critical for him," Smitherman said of Allison. Asked whether Allison would recover, Smitherman said that was "something we just can't say at this point." Smitherman said Allison had an "acute subdural hematoma," a severe, deep bruise of the brain. Farmer, who won his first race in 1949 and has more than 700 victories on other circuits, sustained a broken rib, collarbone and nose, according to Smitherman. He said Farmer was critical but stable and was expected to recover. "Red crawled out and they were trying to get Davey out, but they had to get emergency units to cut him out," Carolyn Yates said after talking to her husband Robert, who owns the Ford Thunderbirds driven by Allison on the Winston Cup circuit. "The helicopter hit a fence and it turned upside down." The Federal Aviation Administration had a team of investigators on the scene trying to determine the cause of the crash. A cousin, Donnie Johnson, said Allison, who has had a pilot's license for several years, purchased the helicopter only three weeks ago. He had flown from Birmingham to the Talladega track. It was just the latest tragedy to strike Alabama's first family of racing. On July 19, 1992, Allison was involved in a spectacular wreck at Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. His car touched another and began spinning wildly, flipping 12 times and leaving Allison with a broken right arm, broken ribs and a concussion. After spending five nights in a hospital, he qualified his car for the race the following weekend at Talladega. His father Bobby was critically injured in a 1988 crash at Pocono and had to retire as a driver after 84 career victories leaving him tied for third on the Winston Cup list. Last year, Davey's younger brother Clif-i ford was killed in a wreck at Michigan International Speedway. Allison finished third in the Slick 50 300 on Sunday at Loudon, N.H., to move up to fifth in the Winston Cup standings, 323 points behind leader Dale Earnhardt. He has finished third overall the last two years. Johnson said Allison and Farmer flew to Talladega to watch race driver Neil Bonnett's son David, who was testing a Busch Grand National car on the 2.66-mile tri-oval about 50 miles east of Birmingham. Allison was scheduled to race in the Die-Hard 500, to be held at the speedway July 25. Allison is coming off his best season. He tied a career-high by winning five races including another major, the Winston 500 last year and earned a career-best $1,955,628. He also won another of the four Winston Cup majors, the Coca-Cola 600, in 1991. I THE HOT CORNER Jim Gallagher Jr. did more Sunday than just pocket a big paycheck for his win in the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. The Greenwood resident also put himself in contention to become a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Gallagher picked up 150 points for the PGA Tour victory, moving him from 16th to 10th on the Ryder Cup points list. Gallagher now has 567.5 total Gallagher 1 f i points. ' ' ' " 1 The top 10 players on the list after the Aug. 12-15 PGA Championship automatically make the team. Mississippi has not had a Ryder Cup team member since Johnny Pott played on the 1963, '65 and '67 teams. 3C BY THE NUMBERS Major Leagues AL Old Timers 4 NL Old Timers 2 PGA Scoring Leaders 1. Nick Price 69.04 2. Greg Norman 69. 14 1 3. Payne Stewart........;...!.,..;.'. 69.56 . 4. Paul Azinger .............. .;......'. 69.60 5. Tom Kite 69.74 Driving Distance Leaders 1. John Daly 287.3 2. John Adams 276.5 3. Davis Love III 276.1 4. David Jackson 275.7 5. Barry Cheesman 275.5 i mm Points Leaders 1. Dale Earnhardt 2427 2. Dale Jarrert 2256 3. Rusty Wallace 2177 4. Morgan Shepherd 21 12 5. Davey Allison 2104 6. Kyle Petty 2088 7. Jeff Gordon 2056 8. Mark Martin 2048 9. Ken Schrader 2026 10. Ernie Irvan 2007 NOTEWORTHY Tennis player Martha Anne Ferriss Parker, a Shaw native, will be inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Saturday in that city's Hyatt Regency Hotel. Parker has had National Senior rankings since she moved to Tennessee in 1977 and has won Senior Tennis and Southern Tennis Association championships. In the 1950's and 60's, she won a wide variety of titles in Mississippi including several in mixed doubles with the late Slew Hester as her partner. Her husband is Henry Lee Parker, a former football coach and athletic administrator at Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee. TV TODAY The National League will try to improve on a 37-25-1 record against the American League in baseball's annual All-Star Game at 7:30 p.m. on CBS (Channel 12 in Jackson). The only tie came on July 31, 1961, (the second of two games that year) when rain descended on Boston's Fenway Park after nine innings with the score 1-1. Sean McDonough and former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver will handle broadcasting duties tonight from Baltimore's Camden Yards. Listings, 2C 1 41 e i t""4eeBVeewptMWMejM0 MSMsVa SY4S)SR.ASft4h4ISlbBBV4Brte4BrilftM4e

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