The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 14, 1975 · Page 31
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The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 31

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Tuesday, October 14, 1975
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.r"i'iisr-v-'-i;:..j.3: i.;v?.V''-J1-M.l'' ,4Vi-'v'.'-tA:-S.;'W4 ' ss-ii-s' j--' Ctncinn ti fans Wrestler fights back CTY ATHLETE LICKS WOUNDS AT PAN AM MEXICO CITY, Mexico UP) Gary Alexander will be wrestling in the Pan American Games in Mexico City with a bullet lodged in his neck. The 31-year-old Minneapolis athlete was shot in the face with a .38 pistol three years ago, just two months before he was to go to the 1972 Olympics m Munich. RECENT X-RAYS showed the slug had worked its way into his neck. Alexander also will be wrestling with a surgeon's wires holding his lower jaw together. He has a 9-inch scar from his left ear to his neck where doctors extracted pieces of his shattered jaw and reconstructed the mandible. In a $300,000 civil suit against Minneapolis policeman, John Alexander Resch, Alexander claims that the Minneapolis policeman was off duty and drunk when Alexander was shot at his own apartment. He was out of the hospital two weeks after he was shot and wondering if a man with a partly artificial jaw and carrying a slug could ever wrestle again. "I didn't wrestle for nine months," he said at the Pan American Games Village after a 2 54 -hour workout with teammates. "I wanted to be an Olympian. I had been training for that day all my life, and I didn't want to give it up." He may be well on his way. The 135-pound Alexander won the Amateur Athletic Union championship for his weight class in Greco-Roman wrestling. "I HOPE THIS will be a stepping stone," he said. "If I do well in the Pan American Games it will be a real boost in trying out for the Olympic team." Alexander and a girl friends sold Mexican-style tacos in a Minneapolis night club for about three months to save enough money for both of them to Reds hot By BOB FOWLER Minneapolis Star Staff Writer CINCINNATI, Ohio In Boston, everyone from the Irish cops to the Harvard students were enthralled with the Red Sox. They didn't expect their team to win the East Division. They didn't believe it could beat Oakland for the American League pennant. And when those events occurred, they were ecstatic. The burghers of Cincinnati are not only enthusiastic. But they're also confident. They know the Reds will win the World Series. Griffith cuts list to 15: Page 4D J1 Vt Aw1 (Hrr-l sfc-s.,: imu, . r r UrriteaTresrra OPENING DAY in the Pan American Games at Mexico City produces these torch-lighting ceremonies at Aztec Stadium along with the thought that United States plans for domination may be going a bit awry. Yesterday the U.S. collected 4 gold medals, 4 silvers and 2 v tAAtlonal' bronzes. But the Cubans had 5 golds, 3 silvers and a bronze and the host Mexico 2 golds, a silver and 3 bronzes. Today's finals include 6 in track and field where the Americans have had the most trouble. "WE WON'T LOSE again," a downtown bartender said, referring to Reds' defeats in the 1970 and 1972 World Series. "The Reds won't be like the Vikings." This town on the Ohio River is ready for a celebration. The windows of its downtown buildings are filled with signs, "When we're hot, we're Reds hot." It seems, everyone goes to the same tailor, who specializes in red-and-white outfits. And every bar and restaurant is set for that celebration to occur Thursday night. Their shelves are filled with quarts and fifths to accommodate the 50,000 fans who will come streaming and screaming out of Riverfront Stadium after Game Five. IF THE CITIZENS are over-confident, they are only duplicating the moods of the players they idolize. The series resumes with game three today (7:30 p.m., Minneapolis time) and the two teams tied 1-1 in games. That's why this could be the most crucial game in the best-of -seven event. "IF WE WIN this game, we have a helluva chance to sweep the three games at home and win the series," Pete Rose, the Reds' out-spoken captain, said. "In fact, if we win this one, I'm sure we'll win the next two." "Our park will make the difference," second baseman Joe Morgan said, referring to the stadium that is covered with artificial turf and called The Pit. "That's why we'll win." Then, recalling Boston's Fenway Park with its short left-field wall, he added, "This isn't a freaky park; it's a major league park." MAKE THAT "modern" major league park, and the Reds certainly know how to play on the mod sod. They posted a 64-17 regular-season record at home to set a league record and won both playoff games in The Pit against Pittsburgh. And each member of The Big Red Machine is confident the Red Sox will have to make important changes on the turf. "Their outfielders won't be able to dive for balls like they did in Boston, unless they're sure someone is backing them up," Manager Sparky Anderson said. "If they dive and miss, the ball will roll to the wall. "And their infielders don't have a lot of range. On this stuff, you need speed." Certainly, the Reds have speed ITEAMS ARE O-2 ;J1- 1 J VOL 11VS11 fftCHlGAN STATE and Minnesota have much in common when they meet Saturday ; at Memprial Stadium. JBoth so far are losers. Eachhas been nearly, eliminated from posUseasori bowl con si d e r a t i on. The Spawns 'Started the rpotpaii season as a-stnjrk bowl possibility, Th Qophers start; , ed wjtb; not muph more than a prayer, Aslof now, each Qualifies only, for the " Probation Bowl. -; - , - ,. ;'i ' ' --v Eactt ? is -; under investigation by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big Ten. The Spartans presented their side of alleged football recruiting violations to the NCAA yesterday in Denver. The Gophers, subject of investigation for possible violations while recruiting basketball players, have yet to appear before the NCAA. ' Neither the Spartans nor the Gophers have yet answered to the Big Ten which has conducted its own Investigation, both separate and with the NCAA. Each has lost its two starts in the Big Ten conference. Michigan State lost only to the best Ohio State in the opener and Saturday to Michigan. Minnesota has been defeated by Indiana and Illinois. Bowl' for Gophers and MSU? Bin njT Hengen 4i L " So Saturday Michigan State and Minnesota can match their series of frustrations. It could be another long day for the Gophers. Michigan State is good enough to be undefeated in its next six conference games. While watching the Spartans lose 16-6 to Michigan Saturday at - East Lansing, they left such impressions as: The Gophers need to score early to have a chance. Michigan couldn't and had to be satisfied with two field goals until the start of the fourth quarter and then it needed a brilliant run by tailback Gordon Bell for the only touchdown. ' Bell started to his right, stutter-stepped along the sidelines, and then cut quickly to his left. The move took strong safety Tom Graves out of play. Michigan State has a passing game, ex ceptional or mediocre depending upon quarterback Charlie BaggettBaggett had one of his better days against Michigan, completing 10 of 16 for 162 yards without an interception. . - He also runs, and he also gets caught back deep. Michigan caught Baggett for 60 losing yards because its blitzing worked. Yet Baggett did have 74 yards while running the option play. Michigan State ran well enough to win if Baggett had been fortunate enough to dodge a few tacklers. Tailback Levi Jackson, a doubtful starter against the Gophers, and fullback Tyrone Wilson team well together. Wilson is ' capable of carrying the full load if Jackson is not available, but he'll receive help from Rich Baes. Michigan State has the annoying habit of forcing fumbles and then recovering them. Their record is close to perfect: creating 19 fumbles and recovering 15. Minnesota Coach Cal'Stoll has been quoted that the Gophers may pass more during the remainder of the Big Ten season. In deciding to do so, he'll be pitching against one of the better defenses Saturday. The Michigan State secondary is young, quick and competent. Michigan's freshman quarterback Rick Leach was given the signal only six times to pass. Two were completed and one was intercepted. The Spartans expect safeties Tom Hannon, a junior, and sophomore Tom Graves (in spite of Bell's faking him out during Michigan's touchdown run) to share duties I with junior cornerbacks I Joe Hunt and John Bres- I In other defensive Kg2? i areas, the Gophers need iu DiouK. oui uneDacKers Paul Rudzinski and Kim Rowekamp. They did their best to make the day miserable for Michigan. Rowekamp either made or shared in 14 tackles; Rudzinski was credited with 9. Of course, Michigan State is not invincible. The record shows that. But it is considered the third best team in the conference, a fact Notre Dame will accept. The Spartans handed the Irish their only loss so far. Baggett too A the minneapolis star Tues., Oct. 14, 1975 JJ and they expect to take advantage of it. "We'll run, run, run," Morgan said. OF COURSE, the Red Sox are countering that the best way to slow down the Reds is to keep them off base. Right-handed pitcher Rick Wise is the man they hope can break down the machine. He had a 19-12 regular - season record, but Boston boosters are more concerned about what he did when he worked in the National League. In 1972, he pitched a no-hitter in Riverfront as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. "He hit two home runs, too," recalled Texas manager Frank Lu-chessi, who managed the Phils then. "My point is that he'll have to bat since the designated hitter can't be used and he can hit." Then in 1973, when he was with the Cardinals, Wise had a no-hitter against the Reds until Morgan singled with one out in the last of the ninth. That, too, was in The Pit. "I like the park," Wise said. "It's spacious. I'm a power pitcher and they have a power-hitting team. It's strength against strength." His mound opponent will be Gary Nolan, a right hander who had a 15-9 record, but was 11-2 at home. In 1973, he pitched in only two games due -to a calcium spur in his right shoulder. Wise Nolan BRENT OUT -BERRY BACK? The Vikings (4-0) have lost running back Brent McClanahan with a sprained ankle for Sunday's 3 p.m. game at Metropolitan Stadium when Detroit (3-1) tries to tie them for the National Football Conference Central lead. But two others on their Injured list, Doug Kingsriter (knee) and Bob Berry (ankle), may be available. Berry, who has been out since the second pre-season game, is working out now and Coach Bud Grant said he would wait until later in the week to decide if he and Kingsriter will suit up. ' McClanahan was replaced by Ed Marinaro after he was hurt in the victory over the New York Jets. Ex-Purdue grid coach at Mayo for exam WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ffl Former Purdue football coach Jack Mollenkopf was flown to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for an examination yesterday. Mollenkopf, 72, was hospitalized in West Lafayette last Saturday with internal bleeding. He was operated on last year at Mayo for abdominal cancer. Single fish brings a fancy price By JOE HENNESS Y Minneapolis Star Outdoor Writer For 125 bucks, one fish? It might have been worse. There's always the chance of being skunked with no fish. The $125 tab is what Fred Glasoe of Minneapolis "bought" me for at a benefit auction by KTCA, the educational television channel, late last spring. It was for a day of fishing with an "expert." I explained to Glasoe, coordinator of St, Paul elementary schools . environmental 4 Learning Center, that no way could I qualify as an expert. Glasoe Experts are from out of town. I'm a native. "Weli, I would like to catch some fish, anywhere," he said. "I used to fish a lot, but I just didn't have the time for it this summer." E The Outdoors r4 w -. i. I suggested Mille Lacs as about as sure-fire as anywhere in the state. To be doubly sure, I checked with long-time fisherman Hilding Wigs-trom, who said (last Thursday) that the fish were hitting. Better yet, he would go along. J. R. (JERRY) SHANNON, principal of Longfellow School in St. Paul and Glasoe's angling partner of long standing, also would be along. Glasoe furnished the boat, motor and was well equipped. It looked like a cinch. He did mention that in seven previous trips to Mille Lacs he had caught only one walleye. Well, this time would be different. Last Thursday it might have been. Sunday may go down In Minnesota history as the most perfect fishing-weather day on any Oct. 12. WE FISHED from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wigs-trom hooked a walleye almost immediately, but not another was boated. After a break we would try the afternoon fishing. There were hits, some solid, and rocks, even more solid, off the Mille Lacs west shore reef s. Not until after 5:30 p.m. did Glasoe finally hook and hold a walleye that went 312 pounds. A leech on a plain hook with no sinker did the trick. Previously we had tried everything minnows, night crawlers, artificials, spinners, anything walleyes are supposed to like. Shannon also hooked one of about 2 pounds. DID GLASOE figure.he had gotten his $125 worth? "I've learned long since that there is no way to measure the cost of fish or game taken," he said. Only one thing really puzzled me. Why did Glasoe bid that much to go fishing with me for a day? "Well, it seemed like a sure way to get myself out fishing for at least a day," he said. 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