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Gaylord yields 4 runs in llth Th« TIMES-REPORTER Sat,, July 2 7,1974 DOVER-NEW PHILAOtLPHIA. OHIO C-1 Late Oriole homer beats Tribe, Perry 9-5 PI.Pi/ft AMl"k /*H\ «_!,,„. . . - . ....... ^r CLEVELAND (AP)-Baltimore's Paul Blair stepped out of the norm Friday ntght and into the realm of the mystic, ''Normally I don't play when (Gaylord) Perry is pitching. I usually don't play when there's a right-hander on the mound," said Blair, after his two-rurr ninth inning homer, tied the score and paved the way for the Orioles to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-5 in an extra inning contest. The Orioles scored two runs in the first inning on Bobby Grich's two-run homer and Perry held the Birds scoreless until the ninth. • In between the Tribe collected one run in the second inning when Charles Spikes scored on Joe Lis' single. The Indians added four more in the third on John Ellis' two-run homer and Spikes' two-run double to make it 5-2. Brooks Robinson led off for the Orioles in the ninth and doubled to left, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Earl Williams' sacrifice fly, making it 5-3. Rich Coggins then collected four of five hits on the evening and Blair stepped to the plate with two outs. "I didn't go up there to hit a home run," Blair said. "The first pitch he threw me was an inside fastball for a 1-0 count. I just Had a feeling inside me that he was going to throw another inside fastball. Maybe I was just hoping for another one. Anyway, I got a good jump on the pitch." Blair's sixth homer of the season knotted the game at 5-5. Blair wasn't even using his own bat when he delivered the turnaround blow. "I haven't used my own bats since June," Blair said. "They're all broken and my order hasn't come in yet. Tonight I used (Don) Baylor's bat. I just use anyone else's that I like." Perry, who is now 15-4 and has not won a game since July 3 when he reg istered his 15th straight win, was total ly disgusted and refused to talk after the game. In the llth Perry gave up two walks, two hits and four runs, which was a comfortable enough 9-5 lead for the Birds. In that inning Tommy Davis hit a two-run homer and Blair and Coggins, both collected RBIs. "I just go up there to hit all the time," Coggins said. "He's (Perry) only human and I'm only human. I believe that I'm up here because I can hit and that I've got some talent too. Perry is just like any other pitcher. He's'got to get the ball over." Perry was getting the ball over, but was getting hit hard all evening. Even the outs the Orioles made were line shots and long flies. "He (Perry) was having trouble with his rhythm all night," Indians Manager Ken Aspromonte said. "He wasn't following through. He threw a couple of sliders that backed up on him and he got hit hard." Aspromonte said that Perry wanted to stay in in the llth and that most John Ellis of Cleveland goes head over heels after being forced out at second. However, he broke up a double play as Baltimore second baseman Bobby Grich's throw to first was not in time. Leader Rodriguez romps with 63 Canadian course too easy, say pros PORT CREDIT, Ont. (AP) - Controversy over the way the course was set up—some of the great names said it was too easy—swirled over the second round of the $200,000 Canadian Campy Russell signs contract with Cavaliers CLEVELAND (AP)-Cleveland Cavaliers' General Manager and Head Coach Bill Fitch says the club's first- round draft choice, Michael "Campy" Russell of the University of Michigan, has been signed to a multiyear contract. "After two mpnths of hard negotiating, Campy Russell has been signed," Fitch said Friday. He didn't disclose financial terms or the length of the contract. Fitch said Russell will be in Cleveland Tuesday for a press conference. The Cavaliers' seventh-round draft choice, Mike Robinson, also signed his contract Friday. Robinson, who was a two-time Big Ten scoring champ at Michigan State, said in Detroit that he signed a three-year contract and mailed it back to the Cavaliers. Russell was the top scorer in the Big Ten with a 23.7-point per game average as a junior last season, leading Michigan to a conference title. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward was drafted as a "hardship case," and is giving up his last year of college to play pro basketball with the National Basketball Association team. Robinson, a 5-foot-ll guard, led the conference in scoring in his sophomore year with a 27.2-point average and in his junior with a 26.2-point average. First scrimmage set for Browns today HIRAM, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Browns Coach Nick Skorich had scheduled the club's first scrimmage at the end of this afternoon's practice session. Three more veterans checked into camp Friday. There are now 49 players working out here, getting ready for the Browns opening preseason contest on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles against the Rams. The latest veterans to give up honoring the National Football League Players Association strike are guard Chuck Hutchinson, tight end Ken Smith and cornerback Jim Stienke. Two free agent rookies who came to camp earlier this week, John Hicks and Douglas Reid, were released Friday. Open golf championship. Little Chi Chi Rodriguez had a different slant on it, however. "It played short because of the way I hit the ball" the diminutive Puerto Rican said with a big grin Friday after he romped home with a brilliant 63 and record total of 131 for the 36 hole lead in this national championship. Rodriguez' seven-under-par round was a record for the Mississauga Golf Club course—listed at 6788 yards but playing shorter. The score has been bettered on the pro tour only twice this season. And, said Rodriguez, it was his best round "since I had 64 in the Tam O'Shanter in 1964." His 131 total, nine under par is the best 36 hole score this season. It gave him a one-shot lead over happy-go-lucky Larry Ziegler, who also had a 63—his career best—in the extremely low scoring. Seven other players, including Jack Nicklaus and defending champion Tom Weiskopf, had 65s on the tight little layout that was subjected to a drizzling morning rain and was threatened with heavy storms. "I shot 65 but so did everybody else," said Nicklaus with a shrug! "The course was set up too short," Nicklaus said, pointing out that the markers were shoved forward on the, par threes and one par five hole. "For a national championship, the championship of a country, I think we ought to play the whole golf course. It's a shame to play it the way we did." "It belittled the course," said Weiskopf. And the touring pros took advantage of it, making a mockery of par. In the second round alone, 59 players broke the standard of 70. Dick Rhyan, a 39 year old journeyman who has yet to win, had a 66-133 Senior Pioneers win 7-0 in NBC tourney COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - Zanesville Seniors Pioneers slammed seven runs to blank the Junior Pioneers 7-0 in the National Baseball Congress tournament in Coshocton Friday. Keith Norris hit two singles for the Seniors, while Dan Wisecarver slammed a single and a double. Ron Herman hit a single and a double to lead the Juniors. Winning pitcher was Jeff Davis, while Phil Harris took the loss. Mt. Vernon meets the Seniors at 2 p.m. today, with the winner facing undefeated Newark at 7 p.m. and was alone in third. Bobby Nichols shot 67-134. Then it was Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, who had a 69, in a group of 10 at 135. Others at that figure, five under par and four shots behind were Ben Crenshaw, veteran Lionel Hebert, John Schlee, Mike Hill, Gary Sanders, Billy Ziobro, Gary McCord and Rik Massengale. First round leader Ken Still slipped to a 72 and 137. Weiskopf moved up to that position with his five-under-par round that included four consecutive birdies, Arnold Palmer had a 71-140. It took a score of 141, just one over par, to qualify for the final two rounds. Sam Snead, who first won this championship in 1938 failed to make it. Only two Canadians survived. CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ RAISES HIS ARM IN VICTORY As the second round leader in the Canadian Open of the time it's difficult to tell when to take him out. "He might pitch really bad to one batter and then get the next three or four," Aspromonte said. "You just don't know." Dave Johnson, one of four Baltimore pitchers, was credited with the win and is now 1-1. The Orioles return home for a three game series with the Milwaukee Brewers tonight in third place, one game off the pace. The Indians begin a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers, holding onto second place one-half game behind the East Division leading Boston Red Sox. The Reporter Statistics Features Columns Edited by Dan Miles HOP classic set at Canton today BY ASSOCIATED PRESS A substitute network and two teamfuls of substitute players were set to make the National Football League exhibition season a reality today. In Washington, meanwhile, a first-string federal mediation team hopes to do the same for the regular NFL season. There were expected to be more veterans picketing outside the stadium than playing inside it today when the Hall of Fame classic kicked off the NFL's first preseason football in Canton, Ohio, but it was one game and one day later than usual. The College All-Star Game, which was scheduled for Friday night, is the traditional way to begin an NFL exhibition campaign. But that charity classic didn't survive the fallout from the NFL Players Association strike and was cancelled. The Hall of Fame Game didn't go under, however, and even gained a restraining order Friday, limiting the picketing of the contest. Judge William A. Morris of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas issued the order to both the NFLPA and the supporting United Auto Workers, forbidding pickets from staking out the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony and parade, both of which were to be attended by Vice President Gerald R. Ford. So, barring unforeseen developments, the St. Louis Cardinals, with two veterans suiting up, and the Buffalo Bills, with no veterans playing, were to meet at 3 p.m., EOT, before a nationwide audience on CBS. In Washington, the top federal mediator announced the resumption of negotiations between the NFLPA and owners of the 26 NFL clubs. W.J. Usery, director of the Feder- Players' arrest came on threat GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Warrants for the arrest of 20 picketing Green Bay players Thursday night were obtained in response to a "threat" by center Ken Bowman to prevent a scrimmage with the Chicago Bears, say Packer officials. Bowman, the Packer player representative, and the others were taken into custody less than two hours before the scrimmage on charges of disregarding orders of a police officer. The players, picketing in the Lambeau Field parking lot in support of the National Football League players' strike, voted not to comply with orders of a deputy police chief that they limit picketing to areas specified in a circuit court restraining order. The Packers had obtained the order only hours before. The Packer Corp. said in a statement late Friday it sought the order "in response to a published threat" by Bowman. "Mr. Bowman was quoted, in the Green Bay Press Gazette of Tuesday, July 23, as saying, 'We're on the record that we will make every effort to see that no games are played, and this (the scrimmage) is a game,'" the Packers said. The corporation said 'it believed it "had no other legal recourse to avoid ViUntrc the possibility of injury to both fans and » Iivillga al Mediation and Conciliation Service, said he would take personal charge of the talks, which broke off last weekend, when they resume again on Tuesday. Usery will meet with the striking players on Monday and with Theodore Kheel, counsel to the owners, on Tuesday. Then the conflicting parties will meet Tuesday afternoon, under Usery's supervision. Some observers say the players position has weakened because of the increasing number of veterans who have broken ranks from the NFLPA and reported to training camp. The NFL Management Council, bargaining agent for the owners, said that 184 veterans were in NFL camps around the country, including Roman Gabriel, star quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, who crossed the line Thursday night. Quarterbacks Randy Johnson and Norm Snead and tight end Bob Tucker, all from the Giants, joined Gabriel Friday on the other side of the NFLPA picket line. Ed Garvey, executive director of the players association, said the union's position has not been compromised by the player crossovers. "A settlement will not be the result of a few guys going into camp," Garvey said Friday. Tri-County LL finals set next week SUGARCREEK - Strasburg and Sugarcreek will battle next week in the finals of the Tri-County Little League tournament here after disposing of teams Friday. Strasburg downed Walnut Creek 13-1 and Sugarcreek strode past Baltic 6-1. Ed Warinrier was the winning pitcher for Strasburg, getting 14 strikeouts and allowing only one hit. He also blasted two home runs. Terry Hershberger and Ty Garber also had round trippers. Scott Kohler was the winning hurler for Sugarcreek and he also allowed only one hit while whiffing 12 batters. Home runs were posted by Bill Fiester, Steve Regula for Sugarcreek and Bruce Lane for Baltic. In earlier action, Baltic dumped Ragersville 13-2 and Walnut Creek had clobbered Dundee 22-5. The consolation game is Thursday while the championship game is Friday. players, and to insure that the game would be played."' The players were released three hours after the arrests. Before making the arrests, The police official in charge gave Bowman and his group 20 minutes to comply with the order. The Tuscarawas County Vikings semipro football team will conduct its first scrimmage tonight at Loudonville at 8. Next Saturday, the Vikings will travel to Cadiz to take on Bellville at 8 p.m. in another scrimmage. First game is Aug. 17 against Loudonville. Who else? Diano roars to another win at Midvale oval MIDVALE — Somebody should really give a name to them. Maybe the "Jim and Tony Show" would be appropriate in view of what Jim Bickerstaff of Mineral Ridge and Tony Diano of Canton do to race fans when they are on the same track together. The two super late model drivers seem to be in a running head-to-head battle wherever they go and Friday night at Midvale Speedway was no exception. The show they put on in the first annual "Summer 100" was too good for words. When the roar of the crowd and the engines had. died down and the smoke had cleared it was Piano on top and Bickerstaff next Twenty cars started the feature event of the night with Diano in llth slot and Bickerstaff a couple of rows ahead in fifth. On the 17th lap, Diano took the lead away from Clyde Gardiner of Canton, but he held the lead for four short circuits'. A car that was about to be lapped by the leader, blew its engine going into No. 1 turn, spewing oil all over the asphalt. Diano and two cars behind him, slid in the oil slick and came to rest side-by- side, forcing the red light to come on and stop the proceedings. When the field closed up for the restart, Bickerstaff was running in the front row on the outside of Piano. The latter gave way as the veteran Bickerstaff roared into the lead and was off and running. Diano refused to give up any more ground, however, and dogged Bickerstaff until the 43rd lap when he regained the advantage. This time he never relinquished it and Diano coasted to his second straight feature win and his fourth,.this season. The win was the 37th feature flag for the man who has won more races at Midvale than any other driver in the track's 22-year history. It was also his 107th checkered flag, overall. Following Diano and Bickerstaff across the line at the finish were Guy Klapp of Cuyahoga Falls, Bob Sibila of Massillon, Tony DeLillo of Mentor and Tom Colella of Whitehall, Pa. Sixteen cars managed to complete the race which saw only one other caution flag thrown in a well-run show. It was a night of "firsts" at the local oval. Colella added a victory in the dash to his sixth-place feature finish in his first appearance at the track this season. Mac McClure of Massillon, a longtime racing veteran, won a heat race in his first appearance since 1969 and Joe Nign of Leesville won his first race of the s, ason in the consolation event, earning a spot in the feature lineup. Other preliminary victories went to Ken Stouffer of Amherst, Dan Miday of Louisville and Bickerstaff. Wily veteran Bill Bitticker of Dover claimed the 25-lap hobby stock division title over Andy Schneider of Canton. They were followed by Cary Morrison of Wadsworth and Ray Bible Jr. ai)d Ray Bible Sr. of North Canton. Dave Mick of Cuyahoga Falls, in his first try at Midvale, won a heat as did Mike Dawson of Carrollton and Floyd Romick of Louisville. The consolation event went to Ed Singhaus of Tippi- canoe. And Ron Hoopingarner of Uhrichsville, in only his second night of racing after an absence of several years, set a track record in the hobby class with a clocking of 17.27 seconds', eclipsing the old mark of 17.41 seconds notched by Mike Schneider of Louisville earlier this season. Hoopingarner also won the dash. There is no racing tonight at Midvale. The next show will be next Saturday night when super late models and hobby stocks will run a regular program. Also on the agenda is the first night of figure 8 racing on the new layout. Time trials begin at 6 with the first race a* 8.

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