Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on June 16, 1971 · Page 36
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J. SUTER KEGG'S TAPPING THE KEG Broberg Like Father In Step To Majors ___ 1 ^_ l'»lil"lll«lllHMW^ WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS about Ted Williams plannng.lo pitch a man without any professional baseball experience Sunday against the Boston Ked Sox at Robert Kennedy Stadium? It won't be the first time anything like that has ever happened in the majors, nor will it be the last. You surely haven't forgotten a fellow by the |) name of Bob Feller who broke in with the Cleveland · Indians at the tender age of 18. Not even Pete Broberg, the young man in question, is the first of his family to step into the "bigs" fresh out of -college (Dartmouth). His father, Gus Broberg, did it as an outfielder with the New York Yankees. The older Broberg, like his son, was a stand- out at Dartmouth where he also gained AH-Ameri- Ican recognition in basketball.-The Yankees thought BO much of Gus' potential that they brought him up at a time when they had the best outfield in baseball--Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Henrich and Char- ley Keller;. . . · · "Baddy..Broberg,". however,.didn't stick around long enough to be heard from. He left the team to become another kind of Yank, the kind wearing a military uniform 'in World War II. Gus became a Marine fighter pilot and lost all chances to resume Kis athletic.career when a crashed landing in the Pacific necessitated the amputation of an arm at the. shoulder. Gus, incidentally, played basketball under for- mer Davis High and West Virgina University coach Dyke Raese when Dyke was guiding the Navy's North Carolina Pref light hoop team during the war. With his career prematurely ended, the elder Bro- berg entered law school at the University of Vir- ginia after the war and is now a judge following a ·uccessful career as an attorney, Son Pete, who averaged 14 strikeouts per game at Dartmouth, has been compared with . Feller in the matter of speed. If this is true and he haa reasonably good control, there's no rea- son that he can't make it with the Senators in . -spite-of no previous pro experience. Much depends, on the individual--how much' pride'he has in himself arid how badly he wants to becomes star. .In this respect, there's no better ex- ample.; than Dick Groat, a man who stepped off the campus;.of Duke University to become a star short-, stop in the National League in spite of.some short- comings that.-would have destroyed most major- leagije careers. Young Broberg has been given a handsome bonus,by the.jSenators, said to. be 5150,000, and whether that Ml have a,'tendency to take away, his "hungriness"'as a Sehafdr'pitcher remains to be seen. ' . . - . At any rate, there's no reason that "Pistol Pete" can't fire successfully in the majors. The Senators can use him, that's for s'ure.. And so can baseball. A, winning Broberg could give the Nats the same kind of boxoffice tonic Vida Blue is furnishing for the Oakland Athletics. · · - -- THE CALENDAR AND THE Weatherman just can't seem to get together. Only two dozen games remain.to be played before the long baseball season hit* the halfway mark but here in the" East, judging by the rain and unseasonably-cool temperatures, it eeems more like early Hay than "the other side" of June. The weather seems better suited for football ·which, incidentally, will be coming up in a little more than «ix weeks with the mid-summer spectacle in Chicago, mistakingly .referred to as 'the All-Star game. It pits the best of the college lot from last seasonagainst the world professional-championfi- ia this case th« Baltimore Colts. " The eoUegiana harekmg been overmatched, the pros' toughest job being trying to keep down the score. Like the weather, everyone talks about the alt-star mismatch but no one does anything about trying to correct it. And maybe that's all right inasmuch as profit from the game goes to charity. At any rate, the Colts are only several weeks away from; answering the bugle that will summon them to training camp'at Westminster on the campus' of. Western .Maryland College. The All-Star skirmish is scheduled for Friday night, July 3d, in Chicago's Soldiers Field. Uppermost in the minds of Colt fans is the phy- sical condition of John Unitas, long considered foot- ball's "Mr. Quarterback." Unitas feels sure he will be fu!Iy~ recovered from the severe achilles tendon injury he sustained some weeks ago during a work- out in the Towson YMCA. Skeptics feel otherwise, preferring to believe that his age (he was 38 last month) is against him.. Don McCaf ferty, starting his second year as the Colts' head coach, will no doubt use Unitas sparingly throughout the pre-season schedule. He should, how- ever, have a good idea about the status of his super quarterback by the time the National Football Lergue gets, around to the sixth and final weekend of its pre-season schedule. Two of Baltimore's exhibition games, by , the way, will be on national television--the All- 4P) 1 Star tussle and their September 3 Super Bowl j V rematch with the.Dallas Cowboys in Memorial I Stadium. Two other Coll "fun" games are on tap for Baltimore--August 7 against Kansas I City and August 14 against the Chicago Bears. Right now, though, it's on with baseball and the national pastime's All-Star Game July 13 in Detroit. This'is a REAL all-star attraction, the best of the pros in the National and American leagues against each other. _ 37~Conib»r!and Eveni/if Times, Wednesday/Juna 16, 1971 Best Ever Saw,'Says Houston's H. Walker By DARRELL MACK HOUSTON ( U P J ) - - Roberta Clcmenle of the Pittsburgh Pirates made the greatest catch in the history of the Astrodome and as food a catch as he has ever made in his 17- year career to save Steve Blass' 3-0 shutout over the Houston Astros Tuesday nighl. Clemente, possibly the best defensive right fielder in baseball history, made two extraordinary catches in the eighth inning with the speedy Joe Morgan on first base, one out and the Pirates leading l-o. Caesar Cedeno hit a sharp line to short right field and Clemente dashed in to make a hiding catch inches above the grass. lost Ball In Lights 'I lost Uie ball in (he lights but I had to keep charging in " Clemente said later, "t started sliding and I saw it again." Then Clemente was playing in the same spot in medium deep right enter when Bob Watson Bracked a liner toward the ·ighl field corner. Most right Helders would have played it Jff the wall and Morgan would we scored the tying run, but the 36-year-old Clemenle took off after the ball. He caught up with it at the wall, leaped high and caught it as he crashed into the boards at full speed. He said it was above the yellow home run line ivhich runs across the ivall 10 feet above the ground. A homer would have put Houston ahead ^^»u ·« Llemente Catch Astrodome's Greatest Revenge Sweet For Mike Epstein Hv .inp rAnwmpr T · ^_ ~- - By JOE CARNICELLI I/PI Sports Writer Mike Kpstein showed former teacher Ted Williams that he hasn't forgotten his lessons Tuesday night. Epstein, who played under Williams at Washington and was one of the Hall of Famer's · - . ,--.~ 01---- ..v.u.j uajiub eight'O'Brien, pinch-trilling for Tony .._--».., ». «. v «.n ui f o m e i s oucl between Kline and Kcnllosses. i G o n z a l e z greeted reliewr hilling pupils, lashed three hits, Wright. Kansas City, which has] Melton Slams Again ISparky Lyle' with his game, dinTM?,? ih, P ! h ?T?' "?" "'"" JV f 'f S ' 3St , 16 . Lgamcs ' Bill Melton hit his second grand! wi n»»ig homer after floger n A t 6 1 ? llf,- . 5 '° help the I 1 on| y r . uu ". t , he nln* slam homer of the season in aiRcpoz, also a pinch-hilr. Oakland Athletics to an 8-Z rout when Amos Otis tripled and fi v c -run sixth inning as IheM^d to lead off the ninth and :ame on Ed KtrkPatrick's.White Sox crushed Detroit.j was sacrificed to second. of the Senators. By KEN RAPPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer ROBERTO CLEMENTE ...Toughin the clutch. West Gets Wilder As LA Rolls in the filth and seventh. The big first baseman also singled in a run in the first inning. Chuck Dobson, idled by arm trouble until early May, pitched a five-hitter to run his record to 5-0. The wild, wild Wesl is getting out of hand and San Francisco needs a tough slinger to that swaggering bunch from Los Angeles. Get Ron Bryant. Ron Bryant? Well, he's as tough a slinger as the Giants have right now, with all due respects to Juan Hari- chal .and Gaylord .Perry. Bryant pitched the first'com- plete game of the Giants' June flop, firing four-hit blanks at Philadelphia for a much-needed 6-0 triumph Tuesday night. H was only the Giants' fourth Elsewhere in the American League, Milwaukee edged Balti- more 6-5, New York shaded Kansas City 2-1, Minnesota downed Cleveland 5-3, Chicago ripped Detroit 6-1 and Califor- nia nipped Boston 6-5. The Oakland victory, com- bined with Kansas City's loss to New York, left the A's 5V4 silence S^mes ahead of the Royals in the AL West. Dobsoa was in trouble only once, in the seventh inning when the Sena- tors scored both their runs u* a single, a pair of walks, a sacrifice fly and an infield out. Johnny Briggs' leadoff homer in the ninth inning off releiver Pete Richert gave the Brewers their victory over Baltimore. The Orioles took a 4-0 lead in the first inning on two-run Brooks to* lhink ! couM Houston manager Harry Walk- ir, who has been in baseball 34 years, and Coach Buddy Uancken, who has been in aseball 36 years, both said it greatest catch they had ever seen. Hits Wall At Full Speed "I never saw one like that off the wall," Walker said. ''He hit t Wide open. He never slowed up. I don't see how he could ke^ep the ball in his glove. "The thing that makes him so jreat is that he does it all in a am," Walker said. "He's one of the best clutch players in the game." Bill ' Mazeroski, Clemente's of with h. r f . t - with the catch and it required seven .stitches to close the bis game. : lemente suffered cuts or hip^ and'knee and his le and elbow were in ks_ as a result of the --ision wilt the Dome wall He said he didn't know was the best play. 'A great catch is one that saves the game," Clemente ;am. "It's just like a, home run. t doesn't make any difference f it's a short one or a long one if it wins the game." Fourth Biass Shutout Blass, 7-3, pitched his fourth shutout with a six hitter. Al Miver hit a solo home run on a tastball in tie seventh inning to --eat up » scoreless " " arry Dierker. It was the fir Dierker in 85 sent him to his defeat and a 10-3 record] Houston lim in Hebner and Manny SanguiUen 'You hate to lose while night'cool'off," Dierker said. 'You hate, to lose we)! pitched games, but that's been the story with all our guys. "I pitched as well in the 'last wo games I lost as in the 10 [antes I von," he said. "I was ucky enough to have runs for a while, but it looks like none of i are getting any now." Houston, hittinjf only .240, will end Wade Blasingame, 4-6 gamst Pirate ace Dock Ellis, -3. in the rubber game of the' enef Wednesday night. Wegeuer Available, Jpiibii ''Expired' MONTREAL AP) -- "They ever gave me a cbanc* to pitch one batter," Mike Wegener aid \yheh the Montreal Expos snt him to the Winnipeg Whips f the International League. Once, property of the Phillies, had elbow surgery for of a bone chip in 1969. the Puerto Rican League. Wegener ,s available to other ' His ^ »? NM t he last " ' L * ague cam " al League's West race. Since Blank Mets San Francisco's . pair of Jlarichal and Perry was not able to win during the spinout. In the National League's oth- er games, Los Angeles kept hot with a 2-0 triumph over New York, the Dodgers' iiftb straight and eighth victory in 10 contests; San Diego topped Montreal 3-1; Chicago whipped Atlanta 3-1; St. Louis trimmed Cincinnati 6-1 and Pittsburgh beat Houston 3-0. "The ball was really moy ing," said Bryant, explaining how he got the Giants' re express uhtracked. "The fact that I threw many pitches and still got the shutout showed had something." ,_..- unleashed 13. pitches, mixing a superb curve with his cannonball serve. Bryant was able to get the first batter in every inning ex- cept the fourth, when he walked Deron Johnson. "And the fact that I went to _ree balls on five or six guys and was able to get them out ... welj, that helped, too," said Bryant, who picked up his sixth victory to tie him for second on the club among starters \ Perry. Marichal has eight. Gallagher Ends Slump Ian Gallagher ended an 0- - -- slump with a two-run single to back Bryant's beauty. Gallagher's single cam* witf the bases loaded during a four run fourth, inning and kayoed Philadelphia's starter Barry Lersch. 0 kept Los Angeles on the San Francisco beat with and Maury Wills in all U Ihe sixth on a two-run homer by Tommy Harper. ho- -- Yankees beat Kansas City and end the Boonie's Tops Kinney's In Mineral Softball in bal1 , . ta Hyan, who i Maury Dodger shortstop :t pitch to left 8 decisive runs. Pinch Batter Succeed! P i n e h-hitter Larry Stahl doubled home the tie-breaking run and Angel Bravo added an insurance tally with a sacrifice By as San Diego came up with two runs in the ninth to beat Montreal. Leron Lee opened the Padres' rally with a one-out double and raced home with game winner on Stahl's shot down the right [ield line. Stahl, who went to :hird when Rusty Staub fum- bled his hit, eventually came in on Bravo's long fly to right. Joe Pepitone beat Atlanta for _ie second straight day. leading Chicago's victory with a two- run single in the first Inning to hack straight BiU Hand5 ' hitting In game, bt »« his 14th delivered Monday's 3 Reggie Cleveland pitched a three-bitter as St. Louis His Homers Beat Nats Royals' winning slreak at six'the Twins down Cleveland nay Cfl mPC . rt-_i-:. i a .. - * games. Murcer's homer, his broke aflor up a Corbin's strong relief perfor- llth, mance helped Twins' starter Kline singled and Bort Blyleven scoreless pitching seventh victory record against his Mike Hershberger and an error. Hich McKinney followed Hel- ton's slam with a solo homer. Syd O'Brien's two-inn pinch hit homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted California over the Red Sox- Bert Campaneris had a three- . ..itnun ^ itujjii-i, ins win, came- AH.'*, jonnson, making only Brant Alyoa hit homers to hclp|on singles by Walt Williams andilashcd three hits for the Angels! Brewers Top Orioles scored three runs in Hie second, then went on to de- feat Kinney Shoes 4-Z yester- day in a Mineral County Soft- .League game at Wiley Ford. ' Larry Crowe had three runs batted in and Gerald Wolfe trimmed h o m e r e d and singled for Boonie's. Hott had three hits for Kinney's, mtooi-j i i ,?A£*^"i*° u "'n»« litTM sacrifice fly. Melton's homer, his 10th, camej Alex. Johnson, making only AMERICAN YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Milw»u*« C, BALTIMORE S nUht) Minstsoti 5, Cleveland 3 (tigtt) ?few York t. Kaasaa City I (U1) Chteajo 6, DeUoH 1 (niiht C»lJfonii:| *, Boston 4 (tight) Oakland 8 Washington t (night) STAM)IJ. F CS OF 1IIE TEAMS BALTIJIOBB .......X Detroit M Bortca , jj Cleveland M ' Vert a '. L. Pet. .ttt A37 vr. Oakland + Kansas City 33 Minnesota 30 California 13 Chicago 22 TODAT (EOT, Fr*biMe Tttclieri) Wi IKi 12 mi IH4 *t CteveUnd -3 vs. D-jnntBt (6-4). Ui[w«ufcee at BALTIMORE 8-00-Loefc wood (3-51 v». SlcNally 9-4). Kew York at Kusas City «:30-Baha- itn (W) vi. Cat cantoa re-2t. Chicago it Drtrott 9:00--Jofcnion «-fi) or Wood (5-3) vs. I*;!eh W GAMES TOMOBROW (EDT. Slartiai Tim,,) Detroit at Cleveland 7:45 New York at BALT13IORE B-00 Cali/oraia at Kansas City 1:30 Chicago at Minnesota »:00 - (Oflly Gamer Scheduled! NATIONAL TESIEEOAT'S EESULT5 Chkata 3. Atluta 1 PJTTSBL'RGH 3. Houstol 9' fBiitt) Sao Francisco S, PMUdclphii 0 nl|hl) San'lXega J, Konlreal 1 Blxht · IAS Anielu 2, Nevr York 0 (allbt) St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 1 (nijht) STA-VD1XGS OF TUE TEA3U . PITTSBURGH 33 St. Louis ....: 3S New York 33 Cticaeo 31 Montreal 21 Piilaidphfj U rT«ii L. ret. GB » .(If -- 27 an" t a .MB 314 31 JOS TA 32 .«9 iV, L. .... n a .431 ,556 en SM Los Anjeles 35 SI ,556 3 Houston 31 32 .492 7 AtlaEta » 37 433 I24i CinciuiiU 26 36 A19 13H San Diuo 23 40 .363 17 GAMES TODAY . (EDT. Prsbible Plfaien) Cirdnaab at 51. tails 1.-30--GoOeH (6-21 vs. SaatoriaH (0-2). . Los Aageles at New York 3:ftS-4ia» (S-91 vi. WUllamj (1-1). San Francisco at Philadelphia 7-M -- Stone « 4 l v i . stort H-a). San Diejo at MMtreal-BiB-Rofeert. 5J) vs. SWceinan 8-4). ! «). GA3JE5 T03IOB-EOIT (EOT. Startlai Ttauel) SI. Louis at Chicago 2:X Atlanta at CutionaU t:03 (Only Games Scheduled) What is George Bickel ? Whatabourixm drinker drinks to broaden, his horizons. -- Cardenal, Ted Size- ·nore and Jim Beauchamp hit home runs for the Cardinals. Steve Blass held Houston to x hits and Al Oliver spanked tie-breaking seventh inning lome run off Astro ace Larry Sierker as Pittsburgh won its! fifth in six games. j werb Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky of course. Its what you hide from guests. The bourbon drinkerfe impossible dream. Dickel TENNESSEE ©1971GEO. X DICKU CO, 86.8 PROOF, TULWHOMA, TENNESSEE

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