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DAILY CAPITAL MEWS, Jefferson City, Ma., Wed., April 18,1973 9 Captive audience Fans watch Texas Rangers right fielder Jeff Burroughs snare a fly ball, by Eddie Leon of the Chicago White Sox, against the right field wall in Tuesday's game at Chicago. The White Sox won, 10-5. (Associated Press wirepboto) Pirates down Cards after 14 innings 4-3 ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dave Cash's run-scoring .single in the 14th inning scored Gene Alley from second base and gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night. Alan Foster, the fifth St. Louis pitcher, walked Alley to open the 14th and Gene Clines sacrificed him to second base before Cash's single to left gave the Pirates their sixth triumph in seven National League baseball games. The Cards have dropped eight of nine. The Pirates jumped to a 3-0 lead against Bob Gibson in the first inning. Manny Sanguillen and Al Oliver singled with one out. Sanguillen scored on Willie Stargell's single and Oliver also scored when right fielder BernieCarbo threw the ball past home plate. Stargell scored the third run on a wild pitch. St. Louis got one run back against Steve Blass in the bot- tom of the first on Jose Cruz' double and Joe Torre's single and tied it in the fourth when Cruz walked, Ted Simmons tripled and Ken Reitz singled. Reds blank Padres SAN DIEGO ( A P ) - Joe Morgan scored the first run of the game on Dave Concep- tion's sixth-inning single and slugged a two-run homer in the seventh as the red-hot Cin- cinnati Reds blanked the San Diego Padres 30 Tuesday night behind Ross Grimsley's eight-hit pitching. It was the Reds' fifth con- secutive triumph and ninth in their last 10 National League baseball games. Giants bomb Braves SAN"FRANCISCO (AP) -- Chris Speier singled runs home in the first and second innings, touched off a four-run fourth with a double and doubled home two runs in the eighth as the San Francisco Giants pounded out 21 hits and routed the Atlanta Braves 15-2 Tuesday night in the first game of a National League doubleheader. Ed Goodson also con- tributed four hits, including run-scoring singles in the first and seventh innings. Tito Fuentes doubled and scored in the first inning and homered in the fifth while Dave Rader lashed a two-run double in the fourth. Tom Bradley and Jim Ban- scattered 10 hits as the Giants snapped a three-game losing streak while extending Atlan- ta's to four straight setbacks. Atlanta 001 000 010--2 10 0 San Fran 320 410 14x--15 21 1 Dobson, Schueler (2), House (4), Kdtey (6), Hoerner (8), Upshaw (8) and Gates; Brad- ley, Barr (6), and Rader Sadek (7). W-Bradley (2-1). L-Oob- son (1-2). HRs-Atlanta, John- son (i); San Francisco Fuentes (1). Phillies reap win 9-6 MONTREAL (AP) -- Tom- my Hutton's two-run pinch double highlighted a four-run e i g h t h - i n n i n g u p r i s i n g Tuesday that carried the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-6 victory over the Montreal Expos. With two out. Mike Ander- son singled and Mike Ryan tripled to tie the score off Mike Marshall. Terry Harmon walked. Hutton, batting for winning reliever Dick Selma greeted Tom Walker with a tie-breaking double, then came home on Larry Bowa's single. The Expos knocked out rookie Dick Ruthven, making his professional pitching debut, with a four-run second inning. The Expos made it 6-1 with two runs in the fifth, one of them on Ron Fairly's first homer of the season. Philadel 010 000 440--8 12 1 Montreal 040 020 000-6 11 1 Ruttwen, Scarce (2), Twit- chell (3), Selma (7), \Vllson (8) and Ryan; Moore, Marshall (7), Walker (8) and Hun^hrey. W-Selma 1-^. L--Marshall 0-2. HR-4fcntreal, Fairly (2). Cubs nip Mets 1-0 NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Monday hit a fourth-inning home run and Ferguson Jen- kins pitched a two-hitter Tues- day, leading the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets, 1-Om Monday's leadoff homer was his first of the National League season and one of only five hits off Tom Seaver, 2-1. Jenkins, l-l, yielded a l e a d o f f s i n g l e to Bud Harrelson in the first and a leadoff single to John Milner ' in the fourth, walked one and struck out five. Chicago 000 100 000--1 5 0 New York 000 000 000--0 2 0 Jenkins and Hundley; Seaver and Dyer, Grate (9). W-Jen- kins 1--1. L-Seaver 2--1. HR-- Chicago, Monday (1). ^- ^ DAIIT tAniALNtm, JeMersQnCity,Mo., W«d., A McRae breaks tie for KG win KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Hal McRae's two-out, tie-breaking single in the bottom of the 14th inning gave the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 victory over the Oakland A's Tuesday night. Fred Patek opened the inning off Horacio Pina, Oakland's third pitcher, with a single and, with one out, Amos Otis walked. After John Mayberry struck out, McRae came through with his game-winner. The A's tied it 4-4 in the eighth on Reggie Jackson's single and Sal Bando's double. Ray Fosse's single and Bert Campaneris' double gave Oakland a run in the third, but Kansas City tied it in the bot- tom of the inning on a walk, Cookie Rojas' double and Otis' sacrifice fly. The A's went ahead again in the fourth on Joe Rudi's double and Bando's single and added a run in the fifth as Fosse doubled, took third on a grounder and scored on Billy Conigliaro's fly ball. Rojas' two-run double tied it in the seventh, then he came home on Otis' single to give the Royals the lead. Oakland 001 100 110 000 00-4 11 1 Kansas City 001 000 300 000 01-5 11 0 Standings National League East «*·,. _. - - Pittsburgh 5 1 .833 -- Chicago 5 3 .625 i. New York 5 3 .625 1 Philadelphia 4 4 500 2 Montreal 3 5 .375 3 St. Louis 1 7 .125 5 Cincinnati 8 3 .727 -- San Francisco 7 4 .636 1 Los Angeles 5 6 .455 3 Houston 5 7 .417 3'/ 2 San Diego 5 7 .417 3M 3 6 333 4 American League Baltimore Boston Detroit Cleveland New York Milwaukee Kansas City Minnesota California Chicago Texas Oakland East W. 6 4 5 3 ' 3 2 Vfert 7 5 3 3 2 2 L. 2 3 4 5 5 4 2 3 4 4 4 5 Pet. .750 .571 .556 .375 .375 .333 .778 .625 .429 .429 .333 .286 G.R l/2 1V 2 3 3 3 IVz 3 3 3'/2 4 All Times EST American League Milwaukee (Lockwood 0-1) at Cleveland (Strom 1-0), l p.m. Detroit (Perry 1-0) at Boston (Tiant20), 1:30p.m. Texas (Paul 1-0) at Chicago (Wood 1-2), 2:15 p.m. California (Ryan 2-0) at Minnesota (Blyleven 1-2), 2:15 p.m. New York (Medich 0-0) at Baltimore (Cuellar 0-1), 7:30 p.m. · Oakland (Hunter 0-1) at Kansas City (Drago 2-0), 8:30 p.m. National League Chicago (Pappas 0-1) at New York (Matlack 1-1), 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Carlton 2-1) at Montreal (Renko 0-0). 2:15 p.m. Atlanta (Morton 0-1) at San Francisco (McDowell 0-0) 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Moose 1-0) at St. Louis (Wise 1-0),8:30p.m. Cincinnati (Nelson 1-0) at San Diego (Arlin 0-1), 10:30 p.m. Houston (Reuss 1-0) at Los Angeles (John 2-0) 11 p.m. Blue, Fingere (7), Pina (13) and Fosse, Tenace (3); Sinp- son, Garter (8) and Taylor, May (10). W-Garber (20). L- Pina (0-1). Orioles dump Yanks BALTIMORE (AP) - Earl Williams slugged a two-run, tiebreaking homer off New York relief ace Sparky Lyle Tuesday night, climaxing a three-run rally that propelled the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Yankees. Lyle took over for Steve Kline, 1-2, after Merv Retten- mund had singled and moved to third on Bobby Grich's groundrule double. Boog Powell's sacrifice fly tied the game. Then Lyle got two strikes on Williams before the Baltimore catcher ripped his second homer of. the American League season into the left field bleachers. Tigers roll BoSox BOSTON (AP) -- Norm Cash and Al Kaline produced three runs with homers and Mickey Stanley drove in another with a bunt single Tuesday, sparking the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Cash put the Tigers ahead to stay, 2-1, with his first homer of the season that touched off a three-run fourth inning. Stan- ley's bunt single drove in Au- relio Rodriquez with the third run, which clinched the vic- tory. In between Rodriguez doubled home Gates Brown who had singled. Indians beat Brewers C L E V E L A N D ( A P ) -- Oscar Gamble hit a triple and two singles, driving in two runs and scoring one as the Cleveland Indians, striking for four unearned runs in the second inning, beat the M i l w a u k e e Brewers 7-3 Tuesday night in an American League baseball game. Gamble tripled in the first inning and came home on Jerry Kenney's sacrifice fly off Bill Parsons. In the second, Charlie Spikes walked and Dave Dun- can singled. George Hendrick then hit a bouncer back to the mound but Parsons threw wildly trying for the force at third and both runners scored. Two outs later, Gamble singled Hendrick in, then scored on Kenney's triple. The Indians added runs on Hendrick's booming home run over the center field fence in the sixth inning and Dave Duncan's RBI single in the eighth. All of Milwaukee's runs off winner Dick Tidrow came on homers, by Don Money and John Briggs in the fourth in- ning and Pedro Garcia in the fifth. MUwau 030 210 000-3 7 2 Cleve 140 001 Olx--7 10 0 Parsons, Champion (3), Short (6), linzy (8) and Porter; Tidr- ow, Lamb (6) and Duncan. W-- Tidrow (1-2). L-Parsons (11). H Rs--Cleveland, Hendrick (1); Milwaukee, Money (1), Briggs (1), Garcia (3). Chicago triumphs CHICAGO (AP) -- Bill Melt- on's 100th career homer, a t w o r u n blast, ignited a five-run fifth inning as the Chicago White Sox snapped a threegame losing streak with a 10-5 vitory over the Texas Rangers Tuesday. Dave Nelson drove in ail of Texas' runs with a two-run homer in the eighth and a three-run homer in the ninth off Eddie Fisher, 1-1. M e l t o n also poked a run-scoringsingle in the sixth. Another key blow came" in the fifth when Chicago made it 8-0 on Pat Kelly's two-run single with the bases loaded against reliever Chuck Hud- son. Carlos May, slamming three singles in four official at-bats, also drove in two runs, while Dick Allen smashed a double and two singles in his final three at-bats. A l l e n singled before Melton's fifth-inning homer. The Sox picked up three unearned runs in the second. Eddie Leon and May each singling across one run and the third coming on a throwing error. Texas 000000023-5 9 2 Chicago 030 051 10x-10 16 0 Bosnian, ftdscn (5), Gogo- lewski (6), Stanhouse (7) and Billings, Stelmaszk (7); Fisher and Herrmam, Brinkman (8) W-Fisher 1--L L-Bosman l~ 2. HRs--Texas, Nelson 2 (2) Chicago, Melton (2). Angels ignite 10-5 BLOOMINGTON, Minn (AP) -- Danny Walton, a pin- ch hitter for the designated hitter, ripped a seventh-inning bases-loaded homer, keying an eight-run outburst and igniting the Minnesota Twins to a 10-5 victory over the California Angels Tuesday. The Twins sent 13 men to bat Sid Abel to become manager of new KC hockey franchise KANSAS CITY (AP) - Sid Abel, who pushed his name into the National Hockey League's Hall of Fame as a player with the Detroit Red Wings, was named general manager Tuesday of the NHL's newest franchise, Kan- sas City. Abel, 55, resigned as general manager of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and officially assumes the new post June 1. E d w i n G . Thompson, President of the franchise yet to be named, said at a news conference that Abel was sig- ned to a three-year contract and will have free rein with the organization in matters concerning hockey, including the selection of a coach. Abel said he has someone in mind for the coaching spot, but "a coach isn't what I'm looking for now." The new team will not enter competition until the 1974-75 season. Ground was broken over the weekend for a new sports arena. In St. Louis, Sidney Salomon Jr., Blues president, said Thompson had requested per- mission several weeks ago to speak with Abel. Salomon said he regretted seeing Abel leav- ing, "but we knew the ex- citement and challenge of or- ganizing an entirely new team would be of tremendous inter- est to him and we did not want to stand in his way." Thompson said Abel will be a limited partner with an in- vestment ranging from 1 to 2 percent. Abel indicated delight at re- turning to a situation of virtual control, like he enjoyed at De- troit before resgining for the St. Louis job. He recalled that because Bruce Norris, Red Wings owner, did not live at Detroit, Abel handled most of the team's business. It was a pleasure working in St. Louis for Salomon and his son, Sid Salomon III, executive vice president, he said, "but over there they have other highly qualified personnel who can handle the operation." Abel, 20 when he broke into the league with Detroit, was team captain by the time he was 24. He gained his reputa- tion as the Red Wing's center on a team that included Gor- die Howe at right wing and Ted Lindsay on the left. He left Detroit in 1952 to be- come player-coach of the Chi- cago Blacks Hawks, whom he led to its first play-off berth in nine years. Five years later he was back in Detroit as coach and was named general manager of the Red Wings in 1962, a post he held until moving to St. Louis in 1971. Abel quit the Red Wings be- cause of a feud over Norris' choice of Ned Harkness, for- mer C o r n e l l University hockey coach, as Detroit's coach. As he exited, Abel com- plained he could not "accept this hockey club and the way it is run. I cannot accept the coa ch who is running it." in the seventh against four An- gel pitchers, but stiU were trailing 3-2 when Walton, a righthanded batter, stepped up to bat for Tony OH va again- st southpaw Steve Barber. Walton's drive carried 406 feet into the left field seats after Barber, who relieved starter Bill Singer with one out, had intentionally walked Harmon Killebrew, loading the bases. George Mitterwald started the flurry with a single. After Jim Holt popped out, Larry Hisle laid down a bunt single. Rod Carew finished Singer with a run-scoring single and moved to second on the throw, bringing up Killebrew. The Twins weren't through a f t e r Walton connected. Reliever Dave Sells wild pit- ched a run in and gave up a two-run single to Holt. Twins' lefty Jim Kaat, down 3-0 after two innings on Frank Robinson's run-scoring hit and Sandy Alomar's two-run single, won his third straight game without a loss. Calif 120 000 032--5 12 2 Minn 010 000 Six--10 11 i Singer, Barber (7), Sells (7), May (7) and Stephenson; Kaat, Sanders (9) and Mitterwald Roof (8). W-Kaat 3-O. L-- Snger 1--L HR-^VEnnesota, Walton (2). LU beats Drury in doubleheader The Lincoln University Tigers' baseball team ran its season's record to 10-6 Tuesday after beating Drury College of Springfield in a doubleheader 16-2,6-5. Phil Green was Lincoln's winning pitcher in the first game striking out 10 men. Paul Hickman of LU was the leading hitter for the day with s i x o f s e v e n i doubleheader. In the second game, Bill Holzbierlein was winning pit- cher. The Blue Tigers go to West- minster of Fulton Friday for a doubleheader, then return h o m e f o r a n doubleheader Saturday again- st Northwest Missouri State of Maryville. R H E Lincoln 16 13 0 Lincoln 6 11 2 Drury 2 54 Drury 5 123 Celtics Heinsohn named NBA coach of year NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Heinsohn of the Boston Celtics was named Tuesday as the N a t i o n a l B a s k e t b a l l Association Coach of the Year for the 197273 season. "This is the first coaching trophy I've ever won," said the 38-year-old Heinsohn after the announcement by NBA Commissioner Walter Ken- nedy. Heinsohn received 29 votes int h e b a l 1 o t i n g b y t h r e e sportswriters from each of the 17 franchise cities. Gene Shue of Baltimore was second with 15. Larry Costello of Milwaukee and Cotton Fitzsimmons of At- lanta tied for third with two votes each. Red Holzman of New York, Dick Motta of Chi- cago and Bob Cousey of Kan- sas City-Omaha each received one vote. Bill Sharman of Los Angeles, who was Coach of the Year for the 1971-72 season, didn't get a vote this time. Heinsohn, who became the Celtics' coach after Bill Russell retired following the 1968-69 season, currently is leading his team against the New York Knicks in the playoff for the Eastern Con- ference championship. Heinsohn's won-lost record for the regular season during his four years as Celtic coach is 202-126, including a 68-14 record this season as the Celt- ics won the Atlanta Division title for the second straight season. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Relays, one of the nation's biggest track shows, begins its four-day com- petition today with the decathlon. About 85 colleges and universities are entered. The relays will draw between 1,100 and 1,200 athletes, including 15 champions from last week's Texas Relays. Five decathlon events are o n t o d a y ' s s c h e d u l e and the remaining five will be staged Thursday. The Julius Marks six-mile run also is slated Thursday, in addition to junior college relays. today High school and'college and university division athletes begin action Friday, mostly in preliminaries and semifinals. The big show will be Satur- day when 25.000-30,000 specta- tors are expected to file into the University of Kansas foot- ball stadium. Among the big names are Dave Wottle of Bowling Green and Rod Milburn. Both are Olympic gold medal winners. Wottle will compete in three relays, being the anchor man on Bowling Green's four-mile relay team, the distance medley and the sprint medley. bout A Milbum is favored to win the 120 high hurdles. Kjele Isaksson of Sweden, a silver-medal winner in the games at Munich, represen- ting the Pacific Coast Club, will perform in the pole vault. Two other 18-foot vaulters also are entered, Dave Roberts and Steve Smith. Isaksson is the defending champion in the Kansas relays. Roberts, from Rice, set a record in the Texas relays last week with a vault of 17 feet, one inch. Ken Stadel of Rice, most outstanding performer in the Texas Relays, is entered in the discus. Sam Colson of Kansas, who has the longest throw in the world this yearin the jave- lin at 290 feet. 10 inches, ranks a heavy favorite in that event. The shot put favorite is Al Feuerbach of the Pacific Coast Club. Barry Schur of Kansas, the Big Eight Con- ference king in the high jump, is back to defend his title. Leonard Hilton of the Hous- ton Striders, outstanding per- former in the Florida Relays, will compete in the Glenn Cun- ningham Mile. Hilton won the Florida mile in 3:58.5. By JACK WEBB Copley News Service SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Muhammad Ali was pounding his head against the dressing room wall. His head and fists hit the wall with a dull, rhylh- ·nic sound and outside the blue-uniformed guards shifted uneasily as they heard it. Elsewhere in the San Diego Sports Arena, Howard Cosell. TV's voluble sports announ- cer, was saying: "This fight means the end of Muhammad Ah", folks. It's been a great career, but it looks like it's all over." It was March 31, 1973, five minutes after San Diego's unheralded Ken Norton had Edrtor't Not.: Thh it tt» firrt of a ttira«-part Mri*i on fh* Muhammad Al f-Kao Norton fight -- rmtlinj. a moofl ottwr thing*, how Afi ww* into th« Btfrt dnpif* being bady m\ur*4 * f«w b«fcr» tb* match. won a split decision over Ali -- a decision that people like Cosell say means the .end of a man who many claim was the greatest fighter of all time - a man as handsome as a movie star, as well-muscled as a weight lifter, as fast with both his hands and his mouth as a striking cobra. What most people don't know is that Muhammad Ah" had been badly injured four ddys before the big fight -- hurt in a way that would have caused most other fighters to call off the fight. P It's part of the Ali legend that he allowed the fight to go on -- and if the legend is indeed over, then it ended in the right way -- with Muham- mad Ali, former heavyweight c h a m p i o n and hero to millions, dancing, dancing and jabbing at his opponent -- with his jaw broken and a sprained ankle. This is the story of the last three days of the Muhammad Ali legend, days that I spent talking with and watching the "People's Champ" train for the big fight: MARCH 29,1973 Muhammad Ali started talking and everyone in the restaurant grew quiet, leaning f o r w a r d in their seats, listening. "If I knew the history of my life," said Ali, "there's a lot of things I'd do different. "I'd wait five months before I said anything about the Viet Cong, that's for sure. "But I didn't know the history of my life when I was born, and if I was reborn, I'd have to know it or I couldn't do it any different." Suddenly Ken Norton, seventh-ranked heavyweight in the world, rushed into the restaurant. Muscles bulging under his T-shirt, he RAN over to Ali's table and started shouting. I'm gonna h a v e an armed guard to make sure you fight stay in the ring," shouted Nor- ton. "You're AFRAID of me." "He's even crazier than me," Ali said to no one in par- ticular. "I've been starvin' for years," shouted Norton, a big. good-looking kid who was known as a tough puncher but not much of a boxer. "I've been eatin' beans and rice -- you're not gonna let me starve bynotshowin'up." "Somebody tol' me you're 28," AM shouted back. "Whatever you are, I'm gonna takeit." Then Ali leaned over to a friend of his. "Ken used to idolize me," Ali said in a mocking voice obviously intended to anger Norton. "I used to fight Floyd Patterson," (Ali turned to Norton, "and you weren't even there. You're gonna be in the ring with a smart old man." Ali and Norton threw a few more sharp cracks at each other, then Norton stalked out. U was Thursday, two days before Norton would meet Ali in the San Diego Sports Arena and EVERYONE was there - Joe Frazier, Burt Bacharach D i o n n e W a r w i c k , this politician and that politician -- all the jet set celebrities for whom Muhammad Ah" was a symbol of determination and guts and flare had shown up to see what they thought was the best boxer in the world d e m o l i s h s t i l l another opponent. "Like Joe Frazier," said one AU adherent. "He sup- posedly won the decision over Ali, but he spent 30 days in the intensive care ward of the hospital after Ali got through with him.30 DAYS!"' All these celebrities and sportswriters and fans were in the restaurant that day, wat- ching Ali spar verbally with Norton, and wondering to themselves what made Ali tick. It's the big puzzle, something writers expend thousands of words on. Because "Muhammad Ali nee Cassius Clay is a hard man to figure.". Everyone knows he won the heavyweight title of the world from Sonny Liston, defeated nine tough opponents while champ and then had his title s t r i p p e d from him for allegedly draft-dodging (after he angered the authorities by saying that he had nothing against the Viet Cong). Everyone knows the U.S. Supreme Court decided Ali hadn't been draft dodging, and how he started fighting again for the title that had been taken away from him, and nearly won it, sending Joe Frazier to the hospital but somehow losing the title. But nobody knows Muham- mad Ali, millionaire. Black Muslim, great boxer. Not even Angelo Dundee, his trainer Se« ALI FOUGHT, p*ge 10 "We had the players this year and winning 68 games was a thrill," said Heinsohn. The Celtics were eliminated by the Knicks in the playoffs last season, but in the current playoffs they lead the New York 1-0. They trounced the Knicks 134-108 last Sunday in the opening game of the best- of-seven series. Coach McLellan t quits Maple Leafs TORONTO AP - The To- ronto Maple Leafs, who fin- ished a dismal sixth in the Na- tional Hockey League's East Division this season, failing to make the playoffs, announced the resignation of Coach John McLellan. During McLellan's four years as coach, the Leafs missed the playoffs twice and were knocked out in the Stanley Cup opening round the other two years. Jim Gregory-, Leaf general manager, told a news confer- ence that McLellan had resigned, but would stay with the club and work as an executive. He added that McLellan will act as a scout for the Maple Leafs, although his new duties have not been completely de- fined. Under McLellan. the Leafs made the piayoffs in 1970-71 and 1971-72. They finished six- th in his first year. 1969-70, and duplicated that this season. CARDINALS PIRATES Wednesday Nite 7:15 P.M. On Sports Active KWOS 1240 On Your Radio Dial

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