The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 39
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 39

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 2, 1971
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Washington Fans Halt Game: Senators Forced To Forfeit WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a night the Washington Senators' fans will long remember. A wild trip. They unleashed their wrath on club owner Bob Short Thursday night in the final game played in Washington but let the players know they had a deep affection for them. The 14,460 fans, plus several thousand who got in free, cheered the team, booed and screamed at Short for moving the club to Texas and finally stopped the game and forced the Senators to forfeit to the New York Yankees. From the first inning when mammoth Frank Howard stepped to the plate the mood of people in the stands could be sensed. Howard's name was announced and the fans rose to their feet and gave him a two- minute standing ovation. Ovation Deafening When Howard hit his 26th home run of the year in the sixth inning off left-hander Mike Kekich, the ovation was deafening. ' The Gentle Giant had to come out of the dugout twice before the applause ended once to throw his cap into the stands and then to shower the fans with thrown-kisses. Howard has been one of the few Senators to publicly com plain about Short's moving the team to Dallas-Fort Worth next year, leaving the nation's capi tal without a major team for In Batting Torre Tops The Majors By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Joe Torre's been on a diet— and not just of National League pitchers. Torre, once known as the fat kid brotiier of Philadelphia Phillie first baseman Frank Torre, lost considerable weight prior to this season, but gained some new headgear: the National League batting and RBI crowns. "I did try to stay hungry—at the plate," quipped the St. Louis third baseman, whose .363 batting averaged topped the majors. Tight Battle Three players waged a tight battle for second place in the National League batting race, although none posed a serious threat to Torre. Atlanta's Ralph Garr nosed out the Chicago Cubs' Glenn Beckert .3416 to .3415, although both were listed at .342 in the rounded-off figures. Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente finished fourth at .3409, or .341. Tony Oliva, sidelined late in the season by torn cartilage in his right knee—an injury which he suffered in June but which he played with for over two months, won the batting title in the American League with a .337 mark. The New York Yankees' Bobby Murcer finished second with .331, while Baltimore's Merv Rettenmund, an outfielder who wasn't even a starter until mid-season, finished third with .318. Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh won the National League home run crown with 48, just one more than Hank Aaron. Aaron's 47 raised his career total to 639, not so far from Babe Ruth's major league standard of 714. Torre took the NL RBI title with 137, beating out Stargell, 125 and Aaron, 118. Melton AL King In the American League, Chicago White Sox third baseman Bill Melton won a close race for the home run title. Melton hit 33 while Norm Cash of Detroit and Reggie Jackson of Oakland clubbed 32, Reggie Smith of Boston had 30 and Frank Robinson of Baltimore, Rico Petrocelli of Boston, Graig Nettles of Cleveland and Harmon Killebrew of Minnesota each had 28. Killebrew easily won the RBI crown, however, with 119. The runner-up was Frank Robinson, who was far back with 99. But if anything, 1971 was a banner year for pitchers. The American League produced nine 20-game winners—four of them on one team—while the National League added four more. Baltimore's American League East Division champions became only the second team in major league history to boast four 20-game winners, the other being the 1920 Chicago White Sox with Urban Faber, Claude Williams, Dickie Kerr and Ed Cicolte. For the Orioles, Dave McNally won 21 while Mike Cuellar, Pat Dobson and Jim Palmer each won 20. 20-Game Winners Other 20-game winners in the AL were Vida Blue and Jim "Catfish" Hunter of Oakland, Andy Messersmith of California, Wilbur Wood of Chicago and Mickey Lolich of Detrpit. In the National League, the 20-game circle consisted of Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs, Al Downing of Los Angeles, Steve Carlton of St. Louis and Tom Seaver of New York. McNally's 21-5 record gave him an .808 winning percentage, tops in the American League, while the New York Mets' Tug McGraw led the National League with a .733 mark McNally's 21-5 record gave him an .808 winning percentage tops in, the American League, while the New York Mets' Tug McGraw led the National League with a .733 mark on an 11-4 record. Blue won the AL earned run average crown with a 1.82 mark, while Seaver's 1.76 was the best in the National League. Lolich was the AL's strikeout leader with 308 and Seaver paced the NL with 289. the first time in 71 years. "This wasn't my game or the team's game tonight," he said. "It was their game. They're the greatest fans in the world, and I ain't kidding. Sure, they've been rough on me and I've deserved it. But when you do something right, they recognize it. They're the greatest." Manager Ted Williams agreed that it was the fans' night. He said he wasn't surprised or dismayed at the ending which saw thousands of fans pour onto the field with one out to go in the ninth and the Senators ahead 7-5. "One more loss won't affect our overall performance this year," said Williams, whose 6396 record is the worst in seven years. "We took Howard out in the ninth so we wouldn't encourage it. And we called in our bullpen with two outs and took all the bats out of the racks." It could be felt that the fans would react before the end of the game. Small groups ran out each in ning to shake a hand or touch a base and the game was held up in the eighth while several were escorted from the field. A public address announcement in the ninth that the game would be forfeited didn't deter those who wanted as a souvenir a base or a pitching mound or a number off the scoreboard. Several times, the crowd broke into a chant: "We Want Short!" The object of their dissent, Short, was not there. Padres Are For Sale WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Diego Padres are up for sale at a price of $15 million, the Washington Star reported Friday. In a story by columnist Morris Siegel, the paper said the sale price is roughly $5 million more than it cost principal owner C. Arnholt Smith to field the expansion Padres three years ago. Earl Foreman, a Washington attorney who has owned several sports teams, is interested in purchasing 20 to 30 per cent of the Padres, the newspaper said. Foreman, currently owner of the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association, is being represented in negotiations by former U.S. Sen. Thomas Kuchel. Kuchel met with president Buzzie Bavasi of the Padres last week in California, but there has been no report of his progress, the paper said. Edward Bennett Williams, president of the Washington Redskins, and Joseph Danzansky, president of a supermarket firm, who failed in a bid to buy the Washington Senators last week, will meet with Bavasi in Los Angeles to learn what interest the Padres have in moving to Washington, if any. They are emissaries of Mayor Walter Washington. [ Owner Bob Short of the Senators plans to move the team to Dallas-Fort Worth next year, leaving the nation's capital without a professional baseball team for the first time in 71 years. HCC Golfers Win at Carey The Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragon golf team won its own quadrangular fall match Friday afternoon at Carey Park. Hutchinson's four man team carded a score of 303 in the 18 hole event to take the match. Medalist was HCC's Paul Parker with a 73. Gary Atkinson, also of the Dragons, shot 74 for runnerup honors. Bob Peel shot 77 and John Philbrick had a 79 for Hutchinson. Seward County was second with 313. Johnson County was third with 327 and Barton County fourth with 329. Other scores: Seward County — Parker 79, Bailest 77, Riney 78, Marshall 79. Total 313. Johnson County — Towner 77, Baraban 79, Mosimamm 78, Lispi 84. Total 327. Barton County — Sherman 79, Mitchum 84, Rousselle 83 Hague 83. Total 329. Mitchell, St. Joe Win Doubleheaders Mitchell Grade School girls softball team defeated Valley Pride 12-10 in the Valley Nine's North division Friday afternoon. By winning, Mitchell gained a tie with Valley Pride for first place. Both teams are 3-1. The Mitchell boys brought their record to 2-2 by beating the Valley Pride boys 8-7. Jim McVay and Tom Schroeder hit homers for Mitchell. All four teams in the boys league, Mitchell, Valley Pride, North Reno and Trinity, have 2-2 records for the year. In the Valley Nine's South division, St. Joe girls tripped Our Redeemer, 26-17. Donna Becker clouted two homers for St. Joe, Margie Geubelle was the winning pitcher. St. Joe boys were also victorious as they beat Our Redeemer boys 20-8. Allan Sigg hit three round-trippers for the winners and Greg Bergkamp hit one. Both St. Joe teams are now 2-1. High School Player Dies of Broken Neck COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)—An autopsy Thursday revealed that a 16-year-old high school football player died of a broken neck after being tackled in a junior varsity football game near Columbia Wednesday night. Richland County Coroner Cecil Wiles said Spring Valley football player Kenneth Brown had his neck broken in a "freak accident" which occurred when he was tackled during a game with Lower Richland, another Columbia area school. At Russell Hays High Wins Harrier Crown Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 2,1971 Page 11 WESTERN AUTO RUSSELL - The Hays High School Cross Country team won the Russell Invitational meet Thursday. Hays had a team score of 27 points for first place. Garden City was a distant second with 86 and Oakley was third with 101. Following Oakley were Phillipsburg 118, Plaineville 165, Ellinwood 171, Scott City 200, Colby 212, Russell 238, Lyons 245, Buhler 284, Goodland 316, WaKeeney 321, Thomas More Prep 331, Stockton 382, Pratt 409 and Paradise 485. Three teams that did not have full teams were Larned, Hois-| ington and Ellsworth. Tony May of Hays won the cross country event with a time of 10:30.4. Finishing second was Petzold of Phillipsburg. Clark of Hays was third and Lowen of Hays was fourth. Rounding out the top ten runners were Orozco of Ellsworth, | Herrera, Garden City; Hockersmith, Oakley; Gilkerson, Oakley; Cobb, Garden City; Houf,| Larned. The Hays Cross County B- team tallied 17 points to win in its division. Curtis of Hays won the event with a time of 11:29.1. A total of 194 runners participated in the invitational. Championship I AUTO RACES TONIGHT--8:00 p.m. In case of rain, races will be Sunday afternoon— 2 p.m. Stock and Hobby Cars Salthawk Speedway 3 miles west on 4th St. and Vi mile south. T0R0 clean-up sale. Save520. We've trimmed prices on our entire Guardian mower line. You save $20 on a 21 inch Guardian, $10 on the 19 inch models* Every Toro gives you Wind-Tunnel® bagging, plus exclusive safety arid performance features. Ask your dealer about additional savings on bagging kits. 21"ToroGuardianf Jtoyulaily $13'1.93.*" Now only $114.95 TORO WMeCare tExclusive trade name of Toro Manufacturing Corporation •Mfg. suggested retail prices. Special offer ends Nov. 1,1971 Hilton Sales & Service 119 South Washington Ph. 316-665-6131 Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 WOMEN WANTED! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FULLTIME EMPLOYMENT? 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