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4D St. Cloud (Minn.) Times Mon., Runner dies after finishing ST. PAUL CAP)' A 40-year-old Bloomington man, running his first marathon, died of a heart attack Sunday after crossing the finish line of the Twin Cities Marathon. It was the first death in eight years of the event. Thomas Becker apparently suffered a full cardiac arrest just five minutes after completing the 26.2-mile event, said Dr. William Roberts, head of medical services for the marathon. Becker passed out in the medical tent, and efforts to revive him in the tent and later at the emergency room of St. Paul Ramsey Hospital were unsuccessful, Roberts said. Becker was pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m., about one-half hour after finishing the race. Becker apparently had experienced chest pains throughout much of the race's last six miles, Roberts said. He told doctors he began to feel chest pain at mile 20, but he pushed ahead, walking and jogging. He ran the last mile and finished the race in five hours. The father of three also had a history of high blood pressure, doctors were told by his wife, who was waiting at the finish line, Roberts said. Marathon officials defended the race's safety after its first fatality. "I don't know what we could have done differently," Roberts said. Dr. R.J. Frascone, emergency services director at St. Paul Ramsey, agreed. "This was some sort of massive event that was irreversible," Frascone said. "He got the best care as quickly as possible." About 25 physicians were present along the course in case of a medical emergency, Roberts said. The medical tent at the finish line was staffed by emergency room physicians and nurses and was well equipped. An ambulance and paramedic team were present. From Page 1 D Oakland- For seven innings, it didn't appear Stewart would need bullpen help. He had blanked the Blue Jays on six hits. "I don't think I could have had better control," said Stewart, who also won Game 1 and likely will open the World Series. "Say what you want about me, but I'm a man who can get the job done. Today the job we needed done was a win." When Stewart allowed a home run to Lloyd Moseby leading off the eighth, it broke his string of 13 scoreless innings in the series since giving up Ernie Whitt's homer in Game 1. But by then, thanks largely to Henderson, Oakland had a 4-0 lead. He led off the game with a walk, stole second and scored on Jose Canseco's single to center. Henderson finished with eight stolen bases, one better than Lou Brock's previous record for a postseason series. Henderson tripled home a run off starter Dave Stieb, who also lost Game 1 to Stewart, in the third inning. "I played hard in every game and things fell into place for me," he said. "This is my happiest moment in baseball." Henderson's totals show how he dominated the series, and why the MVP award was a lock. He hit .400 (6-for-15), with eight runs, two homers, five RBI and eight stolen bases. He reached base in 14-of-23 appearances, a .609 on base percentage. "NBC started a new show, called the Rickey Henderson show," Parker said. "He was the man of the hour, every hour," Stewart added. Oakland added what proved to be two big runs in the seventh on Steinbach's Giants Kelly Downs, who relieved Scott Garrelts in the fifth, shut down the Cubs from there, with ninth-inning help from Steve Bedrosian, who stemmed a rally by fanning Andre Dawson with the bases loaded. Chicago had a threat with two runners on in the sixth die when Mitchell made a diving catch on Ryne Sand-berg's drive in left field. It was in that inning also that Dun-ston, who led off with a hit, suddenly became enraged with Downs and Clark. The benches emptied but there were no punches thrown, but the picture was clear: Dunston and the Cubs were beginning to hear the ticking of the clock. Williams' homer would be remembered as a Zimmer gamble that didn't work. With a runner on second in a 4-4 game and one out and double-play threat Kennedy on deck, why pitch to Williams? "I don't have the kind of reputation Will Clark or Kevin Mitchell have," Williams said. "I hit .202 this year. I'm not a feared hitter in this league yet." And pitch to him Wilson did. Zimmer went to the mound, and told him to keep the ball low. "If you walk him, you walk him." Wilson followed orders, moving the ball up and down, in and out, changing up speeds. The count went to full, and Williams then fouled several pitches. But on the 12th pitch, Wilson threw a fast ball down the middle across the plate. Williams was waiting and drove the ball over the left field wall. It gave him a playoff record nine runs batted in, a mark tied in the fifth inning by Chicago's Mark Grace with a triple. "That's one of the greatest at-bats I've ever seen," manager Craig said. "The more he kept fouling them off, I Oct. 9, 1989 tl 4 , 1 iff AP photo Kim Jones crosses the finish line in St. Twin Cities Marathon's women's race. 31 minutes, 41 seconds. RBI single and a suicide squeeze bunt by Mike Gallego. For the second straight day, a Toronto rally fell short.(AS) The Blue Jays hit only .242 for the series. League home run leader Fred McGriff (.143) and Bell (.200) were a combined 7-for-41. "I hope we play them 40 times next year; I promise you we will find a way to beat them," Bell said. "I guarantee 1990 will be a long season for them against us. But I hope they don't get their asses kicked in the World Series like we did here." Toronto reliever Tom Henke was more gracious. "We're still learning. They beat us because they're a better team." Athletics 4, Blue Jays 3 OAKLAND TORONTO abrhbl ab r h bl 4 12 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 12 1 4 12 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 11 4 0 10 3 0 10 34 3 9 3 RHdrsn r) Phillips 3b Canseco rf Parker dh DHdrsn cf McGwir 1b Steinbch c Weiss ss Gallego 2b Totals Oakland Toronto 3 111 Moseby cf 4 0 0 0 Wilson If 3 0 11 McGriff 1b Belldh 4 0 0 0 3 10 0 4 110 Fernndz ss Whittc 4 0 11 Gruber 3b Felix rf Liriano 2b Totals 2 10 0 10 0 1 28 4 4 4 101 000 000 000 2004 0123 DP Oakland 1. LOB Oakland 3, Toronto 5. 2B Gruber. 3B R. Henderson. HR Moseby (1), Bell (1). SB R. Henderson (8), Liriano (3), Fernandez 2 (5). S Gallego 2. SF Gruber. H R ER BB SO Oakland Stewart W.2-0 Eckersley S,3 Toronto Stieb L.0-2 Acker Henke Stieb pitched to 3 batters in the 7th, Stewart pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Umpires Home, Reed; First, Palermo; Second, Phillips; Third, Morrison; Left, Ford; Right, Cousins. T-2:52. A 50,024. knew he was going to get a pitch to hit." The homer left Wilson inconsolable after the game. He sat for 20 minutes, his head in his arms, crying. Finally, he turned and said softly, "I threw him a couple of good pitches and he fouled them off. One bad pitch. You get so caught up trying to win the battle. I lost us the game. There's no way around it." Giants 6, Cubs 4 CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO abrhbl abrhbl 5 12 0 5 12 0 2 0 10 10 10 3 112 5 0 11 4 12 1 4 0 2 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 37 4 12 4 Walton cf Sndbrg2b Smith If McClndntt Grace 1b Dawson rf Salazar3b Dunston ss Wronac Wynne ph Girardi c MiWilms p Maddux p Wilson p Wilkrsnph Sandrsnp Webster if Totals Butler cf Thmpsn2b Clark 1b 4 110 3 110 4 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 4 12 4 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 110 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mitchell If MWIms3b Kennedy c Nixon pr Mnwrngc Sheridn rf Uribess Garrelts p Downs p Bedrosinp Totals 110 102 33 6 9 5 020 0004 120 OOx-4 Chicago Sen Francisco E ilribe, Maddux. DP San Francisco 1. LOB Chicago 10, San Francisco 6. 28 Sand-berg, Clark 2, Uribe, Dawson. 3 B Grace. HR Salazar (1), Ma. Williams (2). SB Smith (1). Nixon (1). SF Grace. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Maddux 31-3 5 4 3 3 2 Wilson L.0-1 1 2-3 2 2 2 0 2 Sanderson 2 2 0 0 0 1 MiWilliams 1 0 0 0 0 2 San Francisco Garrelts Downs W.1-0 4 2-3 8 4 4 1 2 4 3 0 0 1 1 1-3 10 0 1 1 Bedrosian S,2 Sanderson pitched to 1 batter In tt 8th. WP Garrelts. Maddux. Umpires Home, Quick; First, Williams; Second, Marsh; Third, Harvey; Left, Froemming; Right Tata. T-3:13.A-2,078. , I 1 7 , Hi l ( m -i - . tr Paul after winning the Her time was two hours, AL playoffs Rickey looked awesome By STEVE SNEDDON Gannett News Service TORONTO The only time Rickey Henderson was uncertain of himself was in the minutes he celebrated the Oakland Athletics' playoff victory Sunday. "I probably didn't surprise myself ... but I didn't think it all would come out at one time," he said. "It just clicked." Henderson left his fellow professionals, not just fans and media members, in awe of what he accomplished in leading the Athletics to the American League pennant. Unaninmous media voting only confirmed what was obvious for nearly a week: He was the American League Championship Series' most valuable player. "I think this is my happiest day .in baseball," said Henderson, who came came to Oakland in a June 20 trade from the New York Yankees. "I've been striving for this for 10 years. The dream finally came through." He scored the first run and drove in the second run of the 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays that won Game 5 and a pennant. For the series, he had six hits including two home runs seven walks, eight runs scored and five runs batted in and a League Championship Series record seven stolen base. It was an avalanche of talent that buried the Blue Jays. "It's got to be the best playoff series any player has ever had," Oakland manager Tony La Russa said. He batted .400 (6 for 15) and had an on-bsse percentage of .609 (14 for 23). He tied the League Championship Series record for runs scored. He scored or drove in 11 of the 26 runs the Athletics scored in the series. "This series, I wanted to come out hard and make everything happen," Henderson said. "It so happened that everything fell in place." He led both teams in the series for runs batted in with five, extra base hits with five, and tied teammate Dave Parker for the home run lead with two. "He did things he's capable of doing ... he just pushed it to the extreme," pitcher Bob Welch said. "He set the tone today (Sunday). You (Dave Stewart) go to the mound and it already takes two to beat you because he's scored. He had a hell of series ... one hell of a series." Henderson found a way to torment the Blue Jays in each game. In Game 4 Saturday, he bashed them with the two Gaston: Eckersley hid emery board By CARL KOTALA Gannett News Service TORONTO There apparently was no doubt in Cito Gaston's mind that Dennis Eckersley was cheating, But he may never know for sure. "They can't pull his pants down," he said. If it could be done, Gaston said he believes an emery board would be found. At least that's what he accused the Oakland A's right-handed relief ace of having in his glove during the ninth inning of Sunday's Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. As Eckersley warmed up in the ninth WlcC Twin Cities -RAarathon MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - St. Cloud's Pat McCarthy finished 14th in the Twin Cities Marathon Sunday, completing the course in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 53 seconds. McCarthy, 23, is a former NCAA Division II track and cross country Ail-American at St. Cloud State. Jim Pelarske, St. Cloud, came in 38th in 2:28:36 as his finish matched his age. Pat Ross, St. Cloud, was 200th overall and 10th in the men's 45-49 age group. Second-seeded Don Janicki of Louisville, Colo., and top-seeded Kim Jones of Spokane, Wash., both had substantial leads before claiming victories in the men's and women's open divisions. Each collected $25,000. Janicki, 29, broke away from the pack at the 18-mile mark and claimed victory on a cool Sunday morning with a time of 2:12:18. Jones, 31, led most of the way to win the women's crown in 2:31:42. Mario Cuevas, 40, of Tampa, Fla., won the men's masters division in a time of 2:18:35, while Ngaire Drake, 40, of New Zealand won the women's masters in 2:41:25. The wheelchair winners were Jim Knaub, of Long Beach, Calif., andTami Oothoudt, of Minneapolis. Janicki outpaced favorite Antoni Niemczak of Poland, who edged Ireland's Michael O'Reilly in a photo-finish at 2:12:36. The pair had challenged Janicki throughout most of the 26.2-mile race along four lakes and the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis to the state Capitol in St. Paul. "I made a little move around the Mississippi (River)," said Janicki, who finished second in this marathon in 1986. "I felt pretty good. I felt like I was in control." Janicki, who was a U.S. Olympic Marathon qualifier in 1986, planned J.' 'tvM " " if ' H a WW? i - - - ' A I y v, - AP photo Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics scores on a single by Jose Canseco in the first inning of Sunday's playoff game in Toronto. The A's won, 4-3. - runs, but in the other four games he stole the Blue Jays' hearts along with the bases. He never let them catch their collective breath. The earlier the better, like Sunday when Dave Stieb walked Henderson to begin the game and he stole second. With one out, he came home with the Athletics' first run on Jose Canseco's single up the middle. In the third, inning Henderson found one more category to lead the series in when his triple cored Walt Weiss from first to put the Athletics on top, 2-0. inning, Gaston approached home plate umpire Rick Reed. "I went out to Reed, and I asked him if there was a possiblity he could check (Eckersley's glove)," he said. "I told him not to turn around and look at me, look at him. He (Eckersley) took it out of his glove, tried to put it into his collar, went from there to his pocket, and then I guess he figured if he put it in his pocket they'll still find it, so he took it out and put it down (in his pants). It happened while I was talking to him (Reed)." Eckersley's glove was checked, and nothing was found. If Eckersley had indeed put the object in his pants as Gaston claimed, he coukl arthy.s.i4th.in Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon results MEN Top 20 I . Don Janicki, Louisville, Colo. 2:12:18:2. Antoni Niemczak, Tampa, Fit 2:1 2:36; 3. Michael O'Reilly, Boulder, Colo. 2:1 2:37; 4. Andy Ronan, Providence, R.I. 2:13:49; 5. Dennis Simonitis, Minn., 2:14:14; 6. Paul Pilkington, Roy, Utah 2:1 5:36; 7. Budd Coates, Emmaus, Pa., 2:15:54; 8. Taieb Tounsl, France, 2:15:58; 9. Derek Froude, Boulder, Colo., 2:16:46. 10. Peter Williams, Wichita, Kansas, 2:17:30. II. Doug Kurtis, Northville, Mich., 2:18:15; 12. Brad Hawthorne, Oakland, Calif., 2:18:27; 1 3. Mario Cuevas, Tampa, Fla., 2:18:35; 14. Pat McCarthy, St Cloud, 2:1 8:53; 1 5. Muriuki Ngatia, Tampa, Fla., 2:18:35; 16. Gordon Christie, Santa Barbara, Calif., 220:00; 17. Mike Cook, Minn., 2:21:02; 18. Kevin Ryan, Wellesley, Mass., 2:22:17; 19. Jean Luc As-semat, Minn., 2:22:29; 20. Chris Chattin, Baltimore, 2:22:40. Other 38. Jim Pelarske, St. Cloud, 228:36; 200. Pat Ross, St. Cloud, 2:49:33. his strategy to offset Niemczak and O'Reilly's expected strong finishes. "I knew I had to knock them out early. I worked on trying to take it out around the 18-20 mile mark." Niemczak praised Janicki's effort. "He ran a good race. I made a mistake letting him go ahead." O'Reilly agreed, noting that a slow early pace held back all the runners' times. "Don (Janicki) made a couple of moves early. I wasn't expecting him to make a move that early. I was expecting it at 23 or 24 miles." Janicki's personal best time is 2:11:16. It was expected that a half-hour advanced starting time might help set a new men's open course record. Janicki was pleased despite the race's slow time. "I knew at the start after the first five miles to throw out a fast race," he said. "But it was an excellent day, a beautiful course. I'm very pleased." Jones ran away from the pack and finished strong, well ahead of Janis Klecker, of Hopkins, who had a time of Those were the only two hits the A's had in the first six innings against Stieb, but it didn't matter because they had a 2-0 lead. Henderson came back home to play for Oakland, where he was raised, and Sunday he didn't sound as if he wanted to leave the Athletics anytime soon. He becomes a free agent after the 1989 season and one reporter asked Henderson if he would consider signing with the Blue Jays. "I hope I never become a free agent, really, Henderson said. not be forced to drop his drawers in front of 50,024 fans. tie (Keeaj turned around once. Gaston said. "He saw him (Eckersley) do it (hide the object)." Eckers ev denied that he had a for- eign object in his glove, but he did admit to putting his hand to his collar, his back pocket and his pants. But it wasn't to hide anything, just to get back at Gaston, who Eckersley said, provoked him into anger. A's manager Tony La Russa pointed out that no umpire has ever before mentioned a suspicion that Eckersley scuffed balls. He said he believes Gaston's move was just an act. it- - 'it - ' r i , - - - WOMEN Top 20 I . Kim Jones, Spokane, Wash., 2:31 :42; 2. Janis Klecker, Hopkins, 2:36:42; 3. Michelle Bush-Cuke, Brooklyn, N.Y., 239:59; 4. Jane Welzel, Ft Collins, Colo., 2:4025; 5. Louise Mohanna, Cairo, Nev., 2:40:46; 6. Guadalupe Roman, Anaheim, Calif., 2:40:56; 7. Maureen, Custy Roben, Denver, Colo., 2:4122; 8. Gail Hall, Bothel, Wash., 2:41:25; 9. Ngaire Drake, New Zealand, 2:4125; 10. Christa Vahlensieck, Germany, 2:4322. II. Peg Donovan, Auburn, N.H., 2:44:26; 12. Gerri Utzenberger, Soktotna, Ark., 2:4426; 13. Laura Konantz, Toronto, 2:46:21; 14. Jane Hutchison, Webb City, Mo., 2:46:30; 1 5. Mary Wood, Montrose, Colo., 2:46:36; 16. Jeannie Urnesa, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, 2:56:39; 1 7. Laura Umenajempe, Ariz. 2:46.50; 18. Lynn Deninno, St. Louis, 2:47:03; 19. Hotly Hering, Madison. Wis., 2:47:18; 20. Julie Foster, Sandy Hook, Conn., 2:49:02. 2:36:42 and Michelle Bush-Cuke, of Brooklyn, N.Y., at 2:39:59. Jones, who won the 1986 Twin Cities Marathon as Kim Rosenquist, fought off stomach cramps this year en route to victory. "I stopped for a few seconds early in the race, said Jones. "But I just ran through the cramps. I felt if I toughed it out I'd be OK." Jones actually picked up her pace after the 4 to 5 mile mark and was never challenged thereafter. "I'm running really strong right now. I felt that if someone caught me I'd be able to hang on," Jones said. Jones' confidence was aided by her familiarity with the Twin Citiescourse. "I like the challenge of the rolling hills. If you're a strength runner you're able to do well here." Jones was confused by an early mistake in official times. "I was short about a minute and I wasn't sure of my pacing," she said. The slow start prevented Jones, who has run a sub-2:30 marathon, from posting a faster time. NL playoffs Pitcher's remark angered Dunston By CARRIE MUSKAT Gannett News Service SAN FRANCISCO Shawon Dunston is not about to take any guff from anybody. Take Kelly Downs. The San Francisco pitcher wasn't impressed with Dun-ston's checked swing single in the sixth inning Sunday night and told him. Dunston fired back a few choice remarks from first base. San Francisco's Will Clark decided to play hero and defended his pitcher and his pitcher's family. "I threw a fastball in, he checked his swing and hit a ball on the line," Downs said. "I just went over there and looked at Shawon. You can't take that,' I said. I had a smile on my face. "Maybe Shawon didn't see the smile. It was just something that happened in the heat of the battle," he said. "It got blown out of proportion. As far as I'm concerned, it's forgotten. And that's as far as it goes." Poor Jose Martinez. The Cubs' first base coach thought he'd be the peacemaker, nudging Dunston away. Dunston retaliated toward him. "He (Martinez) was doing the right thing," Dunston said. "He was trying to keep me from getting kicked out of the game. I wasn't going to fight" Both benches thought he might. The dugouts emptied on the run, as they came to their respective players' defense. All was settled in a matter of minutes, with a few friendly pats on the butt. ; "Will understands," Dunston said. "He's a hard-nosed player, and I'm a hard-nosed player. He knows Fm not going to take nothing from nobody -It's a shame the Cubs couldn't bottle that energy. The Cubs' season could end Monday at Candlestick Park. "We're battling," Cubs' first base man Mark Grace said. "We're just coming up a little bit short. We're just one step away, and we're not quite getting over the top of the hill." Grace is hitting .642 in the four games, with eight RBI, while his San Francisco counterpart Clark is batting .625 with six RBI. "I'd be a lot happier with lesser stats and a few more wins," Grace said. Cubs' manager Don Zimmer would've liked his strategy of intentionally walking Kevin Mitchell to pay off. Zimmer decided to load the bases in the Giants' third with two out, giving Mitchell a free pass. Williams followed with a two-run single, hitting the first pitch from Cubs' starter Greg Maddux. "I'm going to walk Kevin Mitchell 1 f i il mm. CxfLh .tSST f !l-.MaldLmadeaf!rfplte.1?.' " "rc" " DU"' " """8' "a ine Ky " gets a base hit." Maddux was more upset that he blew a 4-2 lead. "We had a chance to win this game," said the 23-year-old right-hander, the loserinGamel."IUiinkapitcherhasto make four runs stand up a little longer. Four runs should stand up for six, seven innings." Zimmer could only think about what-ifs. .

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