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The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio · Page 15

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_ ,,,». flnTMES-ttMttEII Brewers next on tap for Tribesmen *vat&i55L Peterson gets 8th win as Indians romp 8-2 CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - When nln ,, s tonight (Friday). It makes me fourth scored Thurman Munson. and-a-half games out of first place and Virdon argued for about five mln- game series against the Bre :he crowd starts humming Fritz Peter- nervous ' The Indians tied the score In the was the second consecutive night the utes on a bases loaded eighth inning Milwaukee this afternoon wi ion starts aeitlna nervous and i» " t „„. n Ma i./hon t an t hnmh*>H in firs* PYnnk Dnffv sr-niwi nn .Inhn TnHiana defeated the Yankees. call against the Yankees that may have Tribes Steve Arlin (2-4) to f CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - When the crowd starts humming Fritz Peterson starts getting nervous and It seems like Peterson has been hearing a lot of the humming bird lately. "I was glad to win that one tonight, because I started hearing the humming again,' Peterson said, after the Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees 8-2 Friday night. He said he didn't get as much satisfaction out of beating his former teammates then he did from getting the fans off his back. "I haven't won much at home," he said. "And when you're going bad you can hear them start chattering. It's a humming. It started in the early In- nings tonight (Friday). It makes me nervous. "Last time when I got bombed in the first Inning I told (Ken) Aspromonte that I'd leave the mound first so I'd get all the boos and he'd get a little break," Peterson continued, Peterson went seven and one-third inning, giving up two runs, on eight hits, striking out four and walking three. He Is now 8-6. Tom Buskey came on in relief and held the Yankees, but didn't gain a save. New York scored in the first inning when Graig Nettles' sacrifice fly sent Roy White across the plate. Another sacrifice fly by Jim Mason in the fourth scored Thurman Munson. The Indians tied the score In the first. Frank Duffy scored on John Ellis' single. In the third they added three more when Buddy Bell doubled to clean the loaded bases. One more came in the fifth when Bell scored on Oscar Gamble's double. And in the eighth the Tribe extended their lead to 8-2 when Gamble scored on an error and Frank Duffy drove in two runs with a single. The Indians went through three Yankee pitchers. Loser Sam McDowell (1-5), Cecil Upshaw and Sparky Lyle. The victory kept the Indians two- and-a-half games out of first place and was the second consecutive night the Indians defeated the Yankees. "This has been a whole week of frustration," New York Manager Bill Virdon said. "But that's why it's a good game. You never know what will happen. If you can't live with it, don't get in it. That's why you've got to try and keep your sense of humor." Virdon argued for about five minutes on a bases loaded eighth inning call against the Yankees that may have broken the Ice for "the New Yorkers. "That call might have made a difference," Virdon said, but realizing that the Indians scored another three In the eighth. The Indians are to begin a three- game series against the Brewers In Milwaukee this afternoon with the Tribe's Steve Arlin (2-4) to face the Brewers' Jim Colborn (6-8). The Yankees return home for a four-game weekend contest with the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees were to send Pat Dobson (8-13) against the Red Sox Roger Moret (5-3) this afternoon. LA field goal beats Browns LOS ANGELES (AP) - Owner Carroll Rosenbloom predicted veteran players will be beaten out of jobs when they quit striking as a World Football League reject kicked his Los Angeles Rams over the Cleveland Browns 24-21 to open the National Football League preseason. "It's sad, it distresses me when you play a game for charity and everybody loses money," the Ram owner said Friday night when Bob Thomas, rookie from Notre Dame, duplicated the 19-yard field goal that beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Two seconds were left on the clock when the three- pointer went through the uprights. The crowd of 28,021 in Memorial Coliseum was the lowest in the 29-year history of the Los Angeles Times Charity Game which drew 74,461 last year to open the exhibition season. There were no pickets from the striking NFL Players Association at Memorial Coliseum, but in the starting lineups only Ken Brown, Cleveland' running back, was a regular last season. •TllIM rwlm w* • IllM'w . Tlie Reporter /- Boardman blanks UhVille All-Stars BOARDMAN - The Uhrichsville Little League All-Stars ran into a power- hitting Boardman team here Friday night as Boardman scored an 11-0 victory in the state tournament semi-finals. Uhrichsville was to play Hard Scrabble this morning at 10 in the consolation game while Boardman tangled with Tallmadge at 2 p.m. in the championship tilt. Tallmadge downed Hard Scrabble 4-3 in the other semi-final contest Friday. Boardman pitcher Don Gaudio limited Uhrichsville to only one hit — Joe Tulak's double in the third inning. It was in the third inning that Uhrichsville mounted its only scoring threat of the game. But with runners on second and third, the Boatdman shortstop made a diving catch of Steve Bosetti's hard line drive to halt the rally. The winners took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and then tallied five runs in the third inning. Three Boardman players slugged home runs — one described as a real tape measure job. Altogether, the winners collected 17 base hits. Tim Anderson was the starting and losing pitcher for Uhrichsville. Uhrichsville committed the only two errors in the game. So again the state title eludes Uhrichsville as the local team was runner-up in the 1967 event. Tallmadge was gunning for its third consecutive state championship and another trip to the regionals. Ouch! Uhrichsville's pitcher Tim Anderson goes down on the mound after he got slammed in the leg with a line drive ball off the bat of a Youngstown Boardman player. Anderson left the game. Owners, players still far apart WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago today, owners and players in the National Football League patched up their differences and turned to playing football after engaging in an intensive labor dispute. History seems unlikely to repeat itself, with both sides currently trading charges and counter-charges on why talks have failed in the month- long strike by the NFL Players Association. Both the owners and the players association held briefings Friday, and the testimony that emerged showed why talks recessed Thursday for lack of any movement. Bill Curry of the Houston Oilers, president of the association, said his group had made substantial changes in its bargaining demands, but that the owners "did not increase their offer by one cent during the past three days; they continued to try to bust this union." John Thompson, executive director of the NFL Management Council, said in New York the players association had indeed made changes, but also had Roll's claims Midget title Roll's Dairy downed Nichol's 6-4 and 32 to claim the New Philadelphia Midget League championship Friday. Brian Timmerman of Roll's won tlie first game while Jeff Swihart was the winning hurler in the second contest. Despite Nichol's outhitting Roll's H-3 in the first game, the winners still managed to score four runs in the third inning and one each in the second and fourth frames to gain victory. Paul Stein and Craig Tollotti each had a double for Nichol's while Tollotti also smacked a single. Mike Stokey also hit two singles for Nichol's. In the second game, Hull's had eight hits to four for Nichol's. Kirk Paisley and Ed Berndt had doubles for Roll's. Mike Domenico and Paul Stein clubbed doubles for Nichol's. increased the number of their demands. "We had expected them to give a little. And they did give some, but they took in some areas too," said Thompson. "What we received Thursday we might have been able to see as an opening bid, but not for the amount of time we have been negotiating." One of the new demands owners were most upset about was back payment to all strikers dating to the beginning of training camp. The money issue and what Thompson termed a "direct attack" on the office of Commissioner Pete Rozelle were two major stumbling blocks in negotiations. Thompson said the two sides were about $36 million apart, with the players asking for an additional $40 million in comparison to the owners offer of $4 million. In Rozelle, the NFLPA is attacking the man who stepped in to settle the 1970 strike. However, Rozelle has not been able to take any part in this year's negotiations. The players association has modified its demands in this area up to the point of including Rozelle in the settlement of disputes and to use instead an outside arbitrator. Thompson described the owners as "disillusioned, but resolute" in their determination to keep a united front, and Thompson said he did not see much hope for optimism when talks resume Tuesday. Curry said the 17 modifications made by the players included the concession that Rozelle could have the same rights as his counterparts in other sports to govern over what he called the "integrity of the game/' Foyl after record TAl.LADKCJA, A.lu. (AP) - After I Liming out an unofficial 200.709 miles per hour run Friday during practice, veteran racer A.J. Foyl today will tackle the world's closed course speed record of 214.158 in.p.h. set by Mario Andretti in 1973. Foyl pushed his 1,100 horsepower (iilmcr Coyote to a first lap in excess of 180 in.ph. Friday He then turned out a third lap of 199.559. Statistics Features Columns Edited by Dan Miles Sugarcreek tops Strasburg 6-1 in LL finals SUGARCREEK — Host Sugarcreek claimed the Tri-County Little League tournament championship Friday night with a 6-1 triumph over Strasburg. Scott Kohler hurled a one-hitter for the victory as he fanned 12 and allowed two walks. Kohler also led his team at the plate with two home runs. Ed Warinner had Strasburg's only hit with a double and he scored the lone run on a two-base error. Warinner was the losing pitcher, striking out 10 and walking four. In the consolation finals, Baltic downed Dundee 9-4 behind the no-hit pitching of Jerry Farnsworth. The runs for the losers scored on an assortment of walks, errors and hit batsmen. Bruce Lane had two singles and Keith Cause added a double to pace the Baltic attack. Baltic defeated Walnut Creek 8-1 and Dundee topped Ragersville 19-18 in consolation semi-final action Thursday. Cause limited Walnut Creek to one hit and Lane slugged a home run for Baltic. Dundee's win over Ragersville Was led by Ben Tedrow's two home runs and another one by Ed Chupp. Jeff Landis had a homer for the losers. Glass Lumber wins Minor title Glass Lumber won the New Philadelphia Minor League baseball championship with a 3-0 victory over Ohio Industrial Friday night. The win gave Glass Lumber the title in the playoff series, two games to one. Steve Stokey struck out five and walked two in pitching the three-hit shutout. Greg Miller was the starter and loser for Ohio Industrial, striking out three and walking six while yielding six hits. Stokey led his team's attack with two singles while Wares, Bailey, Hall and Harmon all had one single. For Ohio, Scott Watson stroked a double and single and llummary had a single. Glass scored single runs in the first, fourth and filth innings to win going away. [Nc'lown golf NEWCOMEKSTOWN - All students in grades 9 through 12 interested in playing golf for Newcomerstown High should report to Hickory Flats golf course Monday morning at 8 with their clubs. Browns veterans may ignore strike, return to camp LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several Cleveland Brown veterans, who live in the Los Angeles area, indicated here Friday that they might ignore the National Football League Players strike and return to camp sometime soon. The players are expected to meet in Cleveland either today or tomorrow and discuss what they will do. The four who live here in off season are linebacker Bob Babich, defensive end Bob Briggs, guard Pete Adams and quarterback Brian Sipe. "I want to play football," Babich said. "A number of us have been talking. "We thought that something might be settled this week. Then I saw in today's (Friday's) paper that negotiating is' off until' Monday. The important thing is to have nothing dividing our team," he continued. "So a bunch of the guys will get together and decide what to do. Peter (Adams) left last Tuesday by a car so he should be in Cleveland. "Briggs and I are taking an 11 o'clock flight tonight (Friday) and we'll be in Saturday morning. Mike Phipps is rounding up a group of players too." Phipps has indicated that he has set a deadline of how long he will stay away from camp without being specific about his date. Babich and Briggs watched a portion of the Browns first preseason game here Friday night against the Los Angeles Rams. The Browns have 17 veterans in camp and they traveled here to play in the opener. The size of the crowd was the only disappointment for Rosenbloom. "First and foremost," said Rosenbloom in a halftime interview, "I'm a fan of football and I'm enjoying this game as much as any preseason game I've ever seen. "Cleveland is excited about 11 new players who they say have a good chance to make it and the same thing in all probability can happen here. Some veterans will lose jobs," Rosenbloom said. "The pressure was not as great as in the Sugar Bowl," said Thomas, who succeeded after the Rams moved the ball to the 2-yard line, just as Notre Dame had done against Alabama. The NFL moved the goal posts to the back of the end zone for this season. That's how they are in college. Thomas, a 15th-round draft choice by the Rams, whose veteran kicker David Ray is among the striking players, was cut loose by Jacksonville in favor of Grant Guthrie, a four-year pro who played at Florida State. "I outkicked him in practice but no one kept records and they decided on the other guy," said Thomas. "I don't hold it against them." Rosenbloom said of Thomas: "That little kid is a great kicker. I talked to his college coach (Ara Parseghian) and he told me not to worry; that Thomas would be okay. "People are always saying in the preseason, 'Play rookies so we can see how good they are. Well, we're doing it and it's a helluva game. "I'm looking forward to next week when we play Dallas," said Rosenbloom of next Saturday night's game in Los Angeles. About 3,000 fans had tickets refunded but the Times Charity Game was not part of the team's season-ticket package. A better test of Ram fan support will come when season ticket holders have the option of getting refunds for the Dallas game. "I'm convinced many of these players can play in the NFL," said Cleveland Coach Skorich. "I thought it was a very competitive game, well contested...they hit just like the big guys..." Impressive for Cleveland were rookie quarterback Will Cureton, who threw two touchdown passes, and wide receiver Steve Holden, who caught both of them, a 44-yarder for the game's first score and a 15-yarder to tie the score at 21 with 4:43 left. "They really went in there and played like TRUE Rams," said Coach Chuck Knox of Los Angeles. "Everyone is going to have to fight for a position, the veterans too. Every position is open." Besides Thomas, Ram heros included quarterback Ron Jaworski, who was on the taxi squad last season. He went all the way, as did Cureton, and completed 14 of 20 passes. Impressive were Ram running backs Rob Scribner, a substitute for the club last season, Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti and Tommy Thompson, a second-year pro from Southern Illinois. Scribner ran for two short-yardage touchdowns, Cappelletti led all rushers with 61 yards in 20 carries and scored on an eight-yard romp, and Thompson netted 47 on eight carries, mostly during the final drive from the Ram 28 to the Cleveland 2. Osgood fires 300 game Les Osgood of New Philadelphia rolled a perfect 300 game in non- sanctioned bowling action Friday night at Kinser Lanes. Osgood's gem came in his first game of the night in the "King of the Hill" competition. His remaining scores were 192, 234, 214 and 217, good for first place in the event with an aver age of 231. Jim Conklin finished second with a 207 average. "King of the Hill" is held every Friday night at Kinser. Dover Little League tourney scheduled to begin Monday The Dover Little League tournament will begin Monday with four games scheduled at Dover City Park. Burger King will play Lions on field one, Tank & Plate takes on Kiwanis on field four, Twin City meets Marlite on field f ive'and Robinson Clay clashes with Cree Tire on field six. All games will start at 6 p.m. Rotary and General Electric have opening-round byes in the tournament and won't see action until Wednesday. Semi-finals are slated for Friday while the championship game will be Sunday, Aug. 11. It was unfair to rap Braves for not hiring Aaron manager ByEDCOMERFORD Newsday Lest there be any misunderstanding by closet Ku Klu- xers, let's get this straight: I'll be delighted when the first black manager is named in major league baseball, I'm all for any person advancing himself so far as his talents will take him regardless of race, creed, color or previous condition of servitude. I wish the Yankees, when the Dick Williams deal blew up in their faces, had been bold enough to give the opportunity to Elston Howard. He has served his apprenticeship as a coach and would seem at least as capable as most of the white coaches who have been promoted. Nevertheless, it was unfair to rap the Atlanta Braves for not considering either of the Aaron brothers when they swung the axe at Eddie Mathews' neck. To give the job to either Henry or Tommie would have been racism in reverse. Naming a black just because he's black is no better than rejecting him for the same reason. The Braves handled the situation so clumsily they deserve some criticism. But not for the wrong reasons; not for passing over the brothers Aaron. The mystery is why they fired Mathews in the first place. They gave the traditional reason, that the team was not winning. Yet clearly the front office never expected the Braves to be contenders. Their original decision to keep Henry Aaron out of the opening three-game series against the strongest club in their division, Cincinnati, was a confession they were given up before the season started. MATHEWS WOULD never strike you as a candidate for Mensa, but he is a sound baseball man, apparently liked by his players. He handled the peculiar pressures of Henry Aaron's assault on Babe Ruth's record with cool competence. At the time he was fired he had a bad ball club over the .500 mark (50-49). That would have made him a contender if the Braves had been in the other half of the National League. What more could they have expected from Mathews? But managers are hired to be fired, so Mathews went. Should the Braves have replaced him with Henry Aa- ron? What for? In the past year, Henry has been the most interviewed athlete in the world. He said time after time he had no desire to manage. When Mathews was fired,* Henry gave no indication he had changed his mind. It was only later, in the media glare of the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, that he began to hedge, indicating that his pride was hurt because he wasn't asked. But if you tell the world you don't want a promotion, why should your boss call you in when the opening occurs? Henry's reaction was childish, beneath his dignity. IN FACT HE is an introverted guy who seems to have no managerial talents at all. Hitting a lot of home runs isn't a qualification. It didn't get a manager's job for Babe Ruth, who made it clear that he wanted one. A stronger case could be made for Tommie Aaron. He has done what front offices are always advising blacks to do, go down to the boondocks and work your way up. For not considering Tommie, the Braves looked bad by giving the flimsy reason that his Savannah team is in a close pennant race. They should have told the truth. There were more experienced managers in the system, like the man who did get the job, Clyde King. Tommie was exactly right when he said, "I don't think my name should have been mentioned at all. In two years, three years maybe, then I'll be ready. I've only been manager for a year and a half now." Sure, a black manager is overdue. Maybe the Angels should have named Frank Robinson instead of Dick Williams. Maybe the Cubs should have named Ernie Banks instead of Jim Marshall. Maybe Elston Howard should be running the Yankees. But don't point an accusing finger at the Atlanta Braves. That's unfair. In fact the press is hardly in a position to point accusing fingers at anybody. Slow as baseball has been to come to grips with the Fourteenth Amendment, the blacks finally made it to the big leagues, where were the black baseball writers to chronicle that historic breakthrough? How many of them are in the press boxes now? Damn few. And what a nerve newspapers have, condemning baseball for not elevating blacks to executive positions. One of these days, the baseball owners will get smart and ask: When is a newspaper of general circulation going to name a black sports editor?

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