Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on March 29, 1968 · Page 77
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 77

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, March 29, 1968
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- •». ffj'f Sanders' 65 Tops CITY JACKSONVILLE, Fid. (AP)-Golf fashionsetter Doug Sanders thundered out front in the first, round of the Greater Jacksonville Open yesterday, firing a seven-under par 65. The Jovial, fun-loving Sanders, whose clothes are always a symphony in color, flashed an all-white wardrobe—he called it "pure white"—and declared his slow start this season was a deliberate attempt to build up to winning a major tournament: The Masters, U.S. Open, PGA, or British Open. IT WAS AN-EAGLE three on the 13th hole that sent Sanders to a narrow lead over star-spangled field tuning up for the Masters, two weeks away. He socked a wood shot 2Vfe feet from the cup on the 541-yard dog leg and sank the putt. Greeted by sunny 78-degree weather and light wind, the touring golfers smashed par to a pulp on the 7,221-yard Deerwood Club Course. Harold Rayborn, pro at Orlando Air Force Base, Fla., claimed an early prize in the tourney with a hole-in-one on the 230-yard 15th hole. He won a new automobile. SANDERS WAS closely pursued, by DeWitt Weaver Jr., Steve Reid, Al Geiberger, Gardner Dickinson and Julius Boros —just one stroke behind—at 66. Four challengers were at 67—Don January, Bobby Nichols Richard Martinez and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Another dozen were at 68, including defending champ Dan Sikes, who had alternating good shots and bad ones. He sank a 50-foot putt for an eagle on one hole. TWO OF THE BIG Three were under par: Gary Player at 69 after sinking a pair of 40-putts on the final holes, arid Arnold Palmer at 70 despite his complaints of erratic iron play Continued on Page 56 The Playoffs' Scent! Torrid Runners At Home Tonight Against Gulls By FRANK GIANELLI Hockey coach Alf Pike may smell like a billygoat by week's end. But if a hygienic experiment succeeds—neither Pike nor his Phoenix Roadrunners will mind. As is trend with athletic superstitions, |" Pike has worn "lucky clothes" the last jj four games. And the Runners have 1 surged to victory in each. I == "I'm not ab-oo-ut to change my coat," | says the head galleymaster of Phoenix' 1 ship of fate. It's getting a little gamey. I But I'll have it on for the games with | San Diego." f THE RUNNERS TAKE on the Gulls | at 8 o'clocki tonight and tomorrow at the ! Coliseum in- their last regular Western League home dates of the year. THE ARIZDNAREPUBLIC ports Page 51 Friday, March 29, 1968 DAVE RECKS Barbacoma Runs; No Talking, Just Nods LOOK OUT—California Angels' second baseman Bobby Knoop leaps to avoid San Francisco Republic Photo by Ludwig Keaton catcher Bob Barton as he slides into second base during yesterday's game. Giants won, 18-3. Bolin, Giants Romp Vancouver last night slipped into fourth place, a point ahead of the Runners, by defeating Seattle, 3-1. The Canucks are at home to league- leading Portland tonight in their final regular season game. It's a virtual "must" game for Vancouver if Phoenix is to win even one of its remaining three games with San Diego. A Vancouver setback tonight would mean that Phoenix could even salvage a tie with the Canucks for fourth place in the final standings by tying the Gulls once while dropping two. PORTLAND MAY BE a Roadrunner ally. The Bucks haven't lost a game in Vancouver Wins. Story Next Page. Vancouver all season and can be counted on to go all-out rather than relax and let their northwest neighbors "slip in." That best-of-seven series between the No. 2 team (Seattle) and No. 4 club (either Phoenix or Vancouver) starts next weekend at Seattle. The winner meets victor of the set between Portland and San Diego which already have locked up No. 1 and 3 spots, respectively. RINK RUBBLE: Tom McVie, who missed Wednesday's game because of muscle injuries to thigh and hand, will be back on the ice for the Runners tonight. . .San Diego will use Dave Kelly as goalie tonight, coach Max McNab rotating him with Bob Charnpoux in order keep both peaked for the coming playoffs. . . If statewide response to the Roadrunners continues to grow, there's talk of changing the official name to "Arizona" Roadrunners for next season. Portland Seattle San Dleqo Vancouver PHOENIX W 38 34 30 26 U 25 29 34 40 37 PtS. GF GA 82 75 65 57 56 236 203 231 209 206 160 195 227 252 266 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Vancouver 3, Seattle 1 TODAY'S SCHEDULE San Dieqo at Phoenix Portland at Vancouver I SPORTS TODAY ^ Ej RADIO-TELEVISION IJ Cactus Leage Baseball—San Francisco Giants s vs. Cleveland Indians at Phoenix Municipal S Stadium, KOOL (760), 1 p.m.; Chicago Cubs 'h vs. California Angels at Scottsdale, KBUZ M (1310), 1 p.m. B Horse Racing—Arizona Downs at Turf Param dise, KHAT (1480), first race, 1:30 p.m. 8 Basketball Special—Harlem Globetrotters vs. -•- Washington Generals, Ch. 10, 7 p.m. ~=i ft Hockey—Phoenix Roadrunners vs. San Diego -- = Gulls at Memorial Coliseum In WHL game, S KOOL (960), 8 P.m. M ICKEY MCMILLAN'S partner stood unobtrusively, uttering not a word throughout the interview. But you could tell he wanted to. Meanwhile, McMillan spoke of the tightly interwoven fates of the partners: "IT PUTS A STRAIN on a man, having just him alone, because I can go out of business automatically if something goes wrong. And having been in racing 25 years, I know anything can happen." McMillan's partner emitted what sounded like a reassuring reminder, interpreted as "Hmmph! Ain't let you down yet!" McMillan acknowledged the snort. "HE KNOWS MY schedule as well as I do," he said. "If he could talk, he'd tell you within 15 minutes when I'd be back to the barn. He knows the sound of my pickup truck from all the rest." Mickey's partner is a six-year-old gelding that now ranks as the second richest Arizona-bred horse in history with earnings a few bucks shy of $95,000. Name: Barbacoma. NEXT OBJECTIVE: Winning Sunday's $10,000-added Arizona Downs Handicap at Turf Paradise, a feat that has eluded an Arizona-bred since 1960. Because Barbacoma is his lifeblood—Mickey has another horse, but of no racing stature—the fate of the horse governs the fate of the man. "We've developed a partnership," said Mickey (Barbacoma nodding agreement). "I was there when he started in an allowance race at Centennial (Denver) and realized he had terrific potential. "SURE, WITH A bigger stable of horses, if something happens to one, you can fall back on others. But this horse gets attention he might not get in a larger stable. "He's an individual, a character. "Conservatively speaking," continued Mickey (Barbacoma nodding), "I've trained about 300 horses. He's the biggest individual I've encountered. It's his personality, as much a part of him as his color. It was very easy to adjust to his ways." HIS ONE-AND-ONLY has provided uneasy moments. Barbacoma suffered a minute splint fracture en route to Omaha's Ak- Sar-Ben as a three-year-old, but within a month had won two stakes events. m miracle," "It knitted perfectly—a sighed Mickey. "It's just that I have so much time to devote to his soundness. And this horse will never go down in the claiming ranks. When he can't hack it, he's already paid for his home." THE PAYMENT HAS been 16 wins and 15 seconds in 62 starts, plus track records at Ak-Sar-Ben, Albuquerque and Turf Paradise. By LEE GOULD San Francisco Giants' pitcher Bob Bolin still is recovering from a back injury. But he didn't look like it yesterday. Bolin hurled the first five innings of the Giants' 18-3 rout of the California Angels. Despite the back problem—and the fact that he'd pitched slightly over more than nine innings this season—he held the Angels scoreless on three very scattered singles. $1,000 to Name Phoenix Cagers One thousand dollars in cash, two season tickets and a one-year membership in the Stadium Club await the person who can provide the new Phoenix National Basketball Association team with a name. The contest to "Name Our NBA Team" has opened and will continue through April 15. Each person will be allowed one entry and in the event more than one person submits the winning name, a blind draw from the winning entries will determine first prize. ^ Just mail your suggested name to NBA Contest, The Arizona Republic, P.O. Box 2406, Phoenix 85002, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a ticket to a game to be announced' later. All entrants receive a free game ticket. All entries become property of The Arizona Republic. "I FELT GOOD for the first three innings," Bolin said. "My back bothered me a little after that— and when I threw the fast ball. I planned to go five innings and I went five," he said. "My slider and change-up were good, but I didn't throw the fast ball very much," Bolin, an eight-year Giant veteran, said. CALIFORNIA ab r h bi SAN FRAN, ab r h bi Schaal, 3b 5112 Hunt, 2b 3222 Fresosi, ss 3021 Oliver, ss 0200 Morton, ss 1000 Davenport, 3b 4041 Johnston, cf 4010 Etheridge, 3b 1211 Repoz, If 4010 Mays, cf 3000 Hall, rf 2000 Johnson, cf 2222 Hinton, Ib 3000 McCovey, Ib 4122 Rodrlquez, 3b 1010 Gibbon, ph 1110 Satriano, c 2110 Alou, rf 4220 Knoop, 2b 3110 Brown, rf 2122 Cottier, 1000 Marshall, If 4112 Clark, P 2000 Barton, c 4 1 3 2 Hamilton, p 0 0 0 0 Bryan-t, c 1000 Weaver, P 0 o 0 o Lanier, ss 4111 Kirkpatrick, Ib 1 0 0 0 Schroder, If 2011 Bolin, p 1000 Hiatt, Ib 1200 Cline, Ib 1000 Totals 32 3 8 3 Totals 41 IB 22 16 CALIFORNIA 000 000 300—3 SAN FRANCISCO 004 131 4 5 X— 18 E— Knoop, Davenport, Marshall. DP — San Francisco 1. LOB— San Francisco 9, California 4. 2b — Brown, 3b— Davenport, Etheridge, Alou, Brown, Hiatt, Schaal. S— Lanier, Bolin, Johnstone. SF— Marshall, Fregosi. IP H R ER BB SO Bolin (W) 1-0530033 Herbel 443311 Clark (L) 5 14 8 7 2 1 Roias 111100 Hamilton 1 24440 Weaver 155520 B— Bolin. T— 2:55, A— 2,08>. BOLIN, WHO WAS hurt by arm trouble last year, pulled a muscle in his back early after (he spring training season began. Bolin's replacement, Ron Herbel, didn't have a bad day either, holding the Angels to just four hits and their three runs over four innings. The Giants didn't limit their performance to just pitching. They also blasted 22 hits including five triples and a double. CATCHER BOB BARTON and third baseman Jim Davenport led the assault, Barton going three-for-four with a double and two RBIs and Davenport going four for four with a first-inning triple and one run-batted-in. Davenport's sixth inning replacement, Bobby Etheridge, continued the hot pace at the second spot in the batting order, scoring two runs and driving in one run on a triple. JESUS ALOU, Ollie Brown and Jack Hiatt also added three-baggers for the Giants while Angels' third baseman Paul Schaal tripled for the losers' only extra- base hit. Victory upped the Giants' Cactus League record to 12-8, going into today's game with the Cleveland Indians here. Ray Sadecki is slated for starting mound duty. Gaylord Perry and Juan Marichal are schedueld to pitch tomorrow and Sunday, respectively, when the Giants meet the Los Angeles Dodgers at Mesa to- Continued on Page 55 ^ 8 Phoenix NBA Club 'Firs? I Phoenix' National Basketball Association team owns a 1-0 record ... in coin- j tossing. 1 m The local franchise yesterday won a toss from Milwaukee and will have first | choice in the NBA's expansion draft. | & Milwaukee will get second and third choice, Phoenix fourth and fifth and the j new teams will alternate until each has selected 18 players from established f NBA teams. I c That draft is May 6 in New York. | Two days later, Milwaukee will pick seventh and Phoenix eighth in the § league's college draft, switching positions in ensuing rounds. 1 6= "We're elated," said Phoenix' administrative manager, Jerry Colangelo. I r |p "This is exactly what we preferred. Getting that No. 1 choice from the pro \ pool is very important." f Hayes Offered $750,000 HOUSTON (AP)—The Houston Mavericks, declaring all out war against the National Basketball Association, offered Elvin Hayes $750,000 yesterday to play three years for Houston. Hayes, University of Houston All-American and college player of the year, signed Wednesday with the San Diego Rockets of the NBA for an estimated $440,000 for four years. T. C. Morrow, president of the Mavericks of the new American Basketball Association, said at a news conference Hayes' signing with San Diego came as a surprise. "We did not think he would sign until he had at least talked to us and refused our offer,' 1 Morrow said. "We tried to contact him all day Wednesday." "Our first offer of $500,000 for three years was jusi. a start," Morrow added. "We were prepared to pay as much as $750,000." A newsman asked Morrow if the $750,000 offer still stands. "We will pay Hayes $750,000 now, tomorrow or next week," Morrow replied. ''This is all out war," the oilman added. "The EJvin Hayes story is continuing. There will be lots of Elvin Hayes stories before we are through." TOP CAGERS—Basketball awards were handed out by Arizona State University basketball coach Ned Wulk, right, last night. In front, from left, Gerhard Schreur (most improved) and Roger Republic Photo by Ed Ryan Better (most valuable). In back, from left, Kevin English (most valuable and honorary team captain for the freshmen) and Seabern Hill (sparkplug). Phoenix Wins Again, 4-3 By DOUG TODD SCOTTSDALE - If this keeps up, the Phoenix Giants will clinch the Pacific Coast League's Western Division pennant by June 1. The Giants won again yesterday, 4-3 in 10 innings over the Tacoma Cubs. The victory was No. 5 without a loss for Phoenix on the spring training trail. The winning run crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly off the bat of a young man with the unlikely name of Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher. Honest. (AL GALLAGHER SAYS his most interesting baseball experience came in California American League competition. He hit a home run that bounced off an outfielder's head, which shows that even if they don't go undefeated, the Phoenix Giants will be a colorful crew.) Gallagher and Bobby Bonds, each of whom singled twice, and Tito Fuentes, who scored the winner after singling to lead off the 10th, were the only Giants to hit safely. Tacoma's Ken Myette, Darcy Fast (that's HIS real name, too) and Len Church pitched well. "Our pitching has been good," understated Phoenix manager Clyde King after yesterday's triumph. Combining to halt Tacoma were Larry Tolliver, Mike Wysocki, Ernie Quimby and Hal Haydel. All three Cubs' runs came in the second inning off starter Tolliver, and all were unearned. Continued on Page 55

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