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Orioles Win Again, 5-1 Powell hammered two home runs in a four-homer Baltimore barrage off Jim "Catfish" Hunter that trumped Oakland's last remaining ace Monday and gave the defending world champion Orioles a 5-1 victory over the A's in the second game of the American League Playoffs. TV victory extended the Orioles' string of playoff triumphs to eight over three seasons, gave them a commanding 2-0 lead over the A's in this best-of- five series and left them just one victory away from their third consecutive American League championship. The series shifts to Oakland for game No. 3. Tuesday, with Oakland Manager Dick Williams left with only 10-game winner Diego Segui to throw against the third of four Baltimore 20 -game winners, Jim Palmer, after watching Vida Blue and Hunter whacked by the heavy-hitting Orioles. O's Hit Long Ones Williams, who pointed out- following the opening defeat he had "one ace left even though they trumped my first ace,'" saw Brooks Robinson and Ellie Hendircks collect homers along OP Satch Has His Night Leaving by the Front Door KANSAS CITY (AP) Satchel Paige sat there, his elbow on the table lined with dignitaries and his chin resting in the grip of his hand. He listened while one speaker after another traced 01' Satch's 42 years in baseball and joked about his reluctance ever to reveal his age. He was subdued and visibly shaken, possibly thinking this was all just a wild nightmare. Satch heard Ewing Kauffman, owner of the Kansas City Royals, tell how Paige "fought adversity, fought color, fought prejudices." Kauffman then revealed that a plaque of Paige would be erected prominently in the Royals' new stadium in the Harry S. Truman sports complex. Greatest Ever? Paige gazed out over the throng of 700 who gathered to pay tribute Sunday night to Satchel, a Negro many say was the greatest pitcher ever. His eyes faded shut during the ovations. Beside him was his wife, Lahoma. Not far away were his children seven of them, some too young to know what adversity, color and prejudices are all about. Paige heard Charles B. Wheeler Jr., the mayor of Kansas City, tell the crowd he had proclaimed Oct. 3 as "Satchel Paige Day." Wheeler presented Satch with the "key to your city." Paige mopped his wet fore head and chuckled lightly as 81- year-old Casey Stengel, former manager of the New York Yankees and Mets, butchered the English language with 5 or 6, 000 words. Casey said at the outset, "I have to stretch my pants when \ get up. If you girls are wearing hot pants, I don't know how you stretch them." Satch laughed again when Stengel took a shot at artificial turf by describing it as "this wonderful new earth they have." Paige listened while Bill Veeck, who gave Satch his first major league chance with Cleveland at the age of 42, tell how the old pitcher made his debut by striking out three Yankees in the ninth inning on 10 pitches. Veeck described Paige as "the greatest pitcher I've ever seen." 6-1 In 1948 Satch won six and lost one in Cleveland's 1948 pennant winning drive. Paige heard Buck O'Neil, a player like Satch for the old Lindsborg B-Team Topples Teutons INMAN —Dane Clark scored touchdowns on runs of seven, five and 11 yards, and also scored a two-point conversion run as the undefeated Lindsborg B-team defeated the Inman Bs, 26-6, in non-league football action Monday night. Steve Hanson scored the fourth Viking touchdown after racing 29 yards with a Gary Larson pass. Inman's score came in the third period when Jerry Sisson raced 54 yards with a Burt Hull aerial. Inman was held to three first downs and six yards rushing, while Lindsborg, now 3-0-1, had 162 rushing yards and 103 yards through the air. Inman is now 0-3. Satchel Paige Kansas City Monarchs, say Satch was the "greatest who ever lived. He told one batter, 'I won't throw smoke around your yoke. I'll throw you some peas around your knees" Paige laughed. Finally, Satch strode to the microphone, and thin mist sifted from his eyes. His brilliant pink flowered tie flashed against a pink striped shirt. He seemed lost for words, admitted that "it looks like my writing has done got cold." He stood there like a statue this Negro legend who was to hint that honors had passed him by until now except for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in August. For fleeting seconds, he may have been thinking about his career. He was the meal ticket for every team he played with. He slept on buses, on floors, in outhouses. Some nights he didn't sleep at all. Spoke About Induction Paige spoke briefly about his Hall of Fame induction. He was proud. "At Cooperstown," he said, "they told me I was worthy but didn't tell me what I was worthy of." He cleared his throat. "Everybody's always wanted to know my age. I told you tonight. I'd like to know if everybody's happy." The testimonial program had a reproduction of the verification of Paige 's birth record from the Mobile, Ala., Health Department. It said he was born July, 1906. That confirms he is 65. "I revealed my age," Paige said, "because when I told oeople I was 50, they told me their grandpappy saw me pitch. You know I could pitch now . . . Just stand there and pitch but if they bunted on me, well .. . my legs . . ." Paige got a lot of gifts on "my night," several thousand dollars, a lot of home appliances, invitations to go duck hunting and cat fishing. Even a rocking chair. Always Passed Him By "I did everything but eat the ball," Satch said. "Still, they always passed me by until Bill Veeck did something about it. I was in the International League four years and they took five pitchers to Philadelphia one year, and I stayed in the International League. "I never had a night until now. I made the Hall of Fame and now I've had my night, and I feel like I can go out of baseball by the front door. I can give it up with ease." Big Eight Meeting Is Moved Up Tore Up Trojans Bando 3b Mangual cf Duncan c KANSAS CITY (AP) — Big Eight Conference faculty representatives will meet in Kansas City Tuesday, a day earlier than their, regualrly scheduled fall meetings Wednesday and Thursday. A source said the league's governing body was convening early to discuss candidates for the job of conference commissioner. A vacancy was created when Wayne Duke accepted a similar post in the Big TenlbGreen 2b Conference early in August. 'Hunter P The faculty representatives named a committee, headed by Arthur Nebel of Missouri, to screen applicants for the position soon after Duke announced he was leaving. No candidates have been officially disclosed but several names have been included in speculation. One is Mickey Holmes, Duke's administrative assistant eight years. Among the others are Chuck Neinas, executive assistant to Walter Byers of the National Collegiate Athletic Association; Bebe Lee, former Colorado basketball coach and later Kansas State athletic director; Bud Wilkinson, former Oklahoma coach and now a television commentator, and Brice Durbin, executive secretary of the Kansas State High Schoolp Activities Association and supervisor of Big Eight basketball officials. with Powell in a seven-hit attack. Mike Cuellar, meanwhile, checked the A's on six hits, Ditching out of several jams with the aid of a pickoff and the continued conservatism of Williams, who in the sixth inning had clean-up hitter Tommy Davis sacrifice. The A's were able to crack through against the 34-year-old Cuellar only in the fourth on a Sal Bando double and a single by Dave Duncan despite getting the first runner on base in three other innings. One of those occasions came in the sixth with Baltimore leading only 2-1. Reggie Jackson opened the inning for the A's with a double, and Cuollar appeared to be headed for some difficulty with the Nos. 45-6 hitters coming up. But Williams, who tried a suicide squeeze that backfired in Sunday's 5-3 loss, had Davis sacrifice Jackson to third. Jackson, however, remained there as Bando grounded out to third and Angel Mangual flied. to center. That, as it turned out, was the last time the A's got a base runner on against Cuellar, who sent down the last 12 men in order. Win 13th Straight The Orioles, looking for victory No. 13 in succession after a season-ending 11-game winning streak, broke through against the 21-game winning Hunter in the second inning when Robinson tagged the first pitch to him 370 feet into the left field bleachers. Powell, whose two homers gave him a total of four in playoff action dating back to 1969, apparently liked what he saw of Hunter's first pitchin to Robinson. He also tagged a first pitch for a homer in the third inning, a drive deep into the right field bleachers. After Powell's homer, Hunter retired 12 straight batters before Hendricks homered to deep right center in the seventh inning to make it 3-1. Powell then wrapped it up in the eighth, after a walk to Dave Johnson, by tagging his second homer 390 feet to right center. More AMERICAN AT BALTIMORE OAKLAND BALTIMORE ab r h bl ab r h bi Campnris ss 4 0 1 0 Buford If 3 0 0 0 Rudi If 3 0 0 0 Blair cf 0 0 0 0 RJackson rf 4 0 10 DJohnson 2b 3 1 0 0 TDavIs lb 3 0 1 O JPowell lb 4 2 2 3 4 110 FRobinsn rf 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 Rettenmd cf 4 0 1 O 3 0 11 BRobinsn 3b 3 1 1 1 3 0 10 Hendrcks c 3 12 1 3 0 0 0 Belanger ss 3 0 0 0 Cuellar p 3 0 10 Total 31 1 4 1 Total 30 5 7 5 Oakland 000 lot 000—1 Baltimore 011 000 1 1 X — 5 LOB—Oakland 5, Baltimore 3. 2B— T.Davis, Bando, R.Jackson. HR— B.Robinson (1), J.Powell 2 (2), Hendricks (1). S—T.Davis. IP H R ER BB SO Hunter (L.0-1) 8 7 3 5 2 Cuellar (W.l-o) .9 4 111 T—2:03. A—35,003. Playoffs at a Glance Hutch Sophs Blast Pratt Sooners' Pruitt Voted Big 8 Back KANSAS CITY (AP) - Greg Pruitt, one of the stars of the crack Oklahoma backfield, was named Big Eight Conference back of the week Monday for his three-touchdown performance against Southern California. The eighth-ranked Sooners blasted the Trojans at Norman, Okla., Saturday 33-20. Pruitt, a junior, scored on bursts of 42, 75 and seven yards. It was Pruitt's 75-yard scamper in the third quarter that broke the Trojans' backs and gave Oklahoma a 26-14 advantage. For the afternoon, Pruitt gathered 205 yards on 16 carries against a Trojan defense that hadn't yielded a point in 10 consecutive quarters. Not only that, his blocking was magnificient when he wasn't carrying the ball. Time after time, Pruitt helped wipe out the corner for Joe Wylie, who gained 96 yards, and quarterback Jack Mildren, who piled up 102. Sooner Coach Chuck Fairbanks said, "Greg Pruitt had a great, great ball game for us." Barry Switzer, Oklahoma's offense coach, said, "It's not by design that Pruitt's been doing most of the running. It has just happened that when the defenses were set for a long run, it has been to Greg's side. If it had worked out the other way around, Wylie would be doing the same thing." Pruitt, who adapted slowly to his shift from split end to halfback and the Wishbone-T last season, has made 413 yards for a 10.6-yard average in three games this year. At the rate he's going, Pruitt could break the single season Oklahoma rushing record of 1,536 yards set by Steve Owens. Pruitt's selection as back of the week was unanimous by a panel of sports writers. The Hutchinson High sophomores won their fourth football game of the season by blasting Pratt 54-0 Monday night at Gowans Stadium. Eight players were in on the scoring for Hutchinson. The sophs opened the game with a flourish of points in the first quarter. Steve Powell sprinted 68 yards for Hutchinson's first score. Dale Suitor intercepted a Pratt oass and returned it 45 yards for the second score. A 14-yard run by James Edgar was the third touchdown of the period. Hutchinson kept up the scoring pace in the second quarter. Mike Kershaw went seven yards to paydirt, Don Reed ran five yards for the second TD of the period and David Field scored the third after racing 25 yards with an intercepted pass. Hutchinson added one touchdown in the third period and another in the fourth. Powell scored on a 24 -yard run in the third and Jim Ussery ran 36 yards in the fourth for the final tally. The sophomores collected 576 yards total offense with 481 cn the ground. Kenny Matous threw eight aerials and completed three for 95 yards. AL Playoffs At A Glance By The Associated Press Won Lost Pet. Baltimore 2 0 1.000 Oakland 0 2 .000 First, Game, Oct. J Oakland 020 100 O0O—3 9 0 Baltimore 000 100 40x—S 7 1 Blue, Fingers (8) and Duncan; McNally, Watt (S) and Etchebarren. W- McNally. L-Blue. Second Game, Oct. 4 Oakland 000 100 000—1 4 0 Baltimore Oil 000 120—5 7 0 Hunter and Dunca; Cuellar and Hendricks. Home Runs—Baltimore: Powell 2, B Robinson, Hendricks. Remaining Garnet Oct. S at Oakland Oct. 4 at Oakland (if necessary) Oct. 7 at Oakland (If necessary) Pet .500 .500 NL Playoffs At A Glanca By The Associated Prut Won Lot* San Francisco 1 1 Pittsburgh 1 1 First Game, Oct. 2 Pittsburgh 002 00 200—4 San Francisco 001 040 OOx—5 Blass, Moose (4), Glusti (8) and Sang- uillen; Perry and Dietz. W—Perry, l-O. L—Blass, 0-1. HRs—San Francisco, Fuentes (1), McCovey (1). Second Game, Oct. 3 Pittsburgh 010 210 401—9 15 0 San Francisco 110 000 002—4 9 0 Ellis, Miller (4), Glusti (9) and Sanguil- len; Cumberland, Barr (4), McMahon (5), Carrithers (7), Bryant (7), Hamilton (9) and Dietz. W—Ellis, 1-0. L—Cumberland, 0-1. HRs—Pittsburgh, Robertson 3 (3), Clines (1). San Francisco, Mays (1). Remaining Garnet Oct. 5 at Pittsburgh Oct. 4 at Pittsburgh Oct. 7 at Pittsburgh (If necessary) Hensley's Pigeon Wins 140-Mile Race A pigeon owned by Clifford timed at 853.5 Hensley was yards per minute, tops in a 140- mile joyage from Stillwater, Okla., sponsored by the Hutchinson Pigeon Racing Club, last weekend. Dick Beals had the No. 2 and No. 5 finishers, clocked in 833.6 and 825.6, respectively. A bird owned by Ron Bamhart finished third with an 829.5 clocking and a Ron LaGree-owned bird was fourth with an average speed of 826.6 yards per minute. A total of 103 birds were entered last weekend. The next race scheduled by the club is also a 140-mile jaunt from Still water, this weekend. (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) SPEEDY Campy Campaneris is picked off first base Monday by Baltimore's Boog Powell, who puts the tag on Campy after taking a throw from B-More pitcher Mike Cuellar. The Orioles won their second straight game from the Oakland A's, 5-1, and now hold a 2-0 edge in the American League Playoffs. At Lawrence KU, KSU Clash Saturday KANSAS CITY (AP) Coach Bob Devaney said Monday his top-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers may get their first real test of the football season against Missouri Satnrday at Columbia, Mo. "Missouri is always tough for us," Devaney said during the weekly Big Eight Conference telephone briefing session. "We look for a real battle ot Columbia. "As far as the league is concerned, they're even with us. We really haven't had a test game yet." It will be the first road game for the Cornhuskers, who have scored four easy victories at home. "I feel about the same way as last year about entering conference play," Devaney said. "I think our football team is a good one. We've got a tough row ahead." Kinney Stronger Devaney said Jeff Kinney, Nebraska's star I-back who has been slowed by loss of weight, seems to be getting better and "was stronger and quicker in Saturday's game than previously." Devaney noted that Missouri was the last team to beat Nebraska. That was two years ago. Since then, the Cornhuskers have gone through 23 games without losing. Nebraska hasn't beaten the Tigers at Columbia since 1965, and that year a late field goal won it. Missouri Coach Al Onofrio said the Tigers "realize they'll be playing one of the best if not the best team in the country. They have a great deal of respect for Nebraska." "I think it's the best Nebr­ aska team since I've been at Missouri. They do everything so well — run, pass, kick. They swarm all over the field. Even after being national champions, they look like thsy have the enthusiasm of a bunch of sophomores." Onofrio said Jack Bastable, the Tiger tailback, injured in the Army defeat, will be ready to play but that corner- back Mike Fink will be out of the game. Frambrough III Don Fambrough, the Kansas coach, was at home recovering from food poisoning. He said the thing that bothers him most about the Jayhawks' Saturday foe, K-State, is "their defense. They shut off Colorado's running game. They are as tough as anybody else up front. "We haven't been as reckless on defense or had as much poise on offense in our last two games. With the kind of team we have, we have to be reckless to be competitive. We have to go back to doing the things that won for us. We lost something mentally, and we have to get it back this week. "Our running game is the disappointing aspect of our offense. We've been breaking down in our execution. We're not a good enough team to rely on our passing game." Kansas State Coach Vince Gibson, likewise at home but with the flu, said the Wildcats would have no trouble getting ready for Kansas despite their disappointing defeat by Colorado. "That's the big game to us," Gibson said. "They'll be sky high. It will take effort to beat Kansas. They've got some good athletes." Gibson said Johnny Robertson, senior left cornerback who was injured early in the Colorado game, likely will be ready for the Jayhawks. Gibson said Kansas State went into last year's game, won by Kansas 21-15, "with real bitterness against Kansas because of the probation thing. They thought Kansas was responsible for it. I don't want my team to have any business this year." Kansas State and Kansas were both nlaced on probation shortly before their meeting. The conference charged them with recruiting violations. Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren said of the eighth-ranked and unbeaten Sooners' clash Saturday with Texas that "Texas isn't going to trick us, and we aren't going to trick them. We're just going to see who has the best players." The Sooners haven't been able to beat Texas since Mildren enrolled at Oklahoma four years ago. "We have confidence in our ability to come back now," Mildren said. "I'm a better quarterback running the triple option this year than I was when we played Texas last season. I think we're better physically and better prepared for Texas this time than any Oklahoma team I've played on." Mildren, who noted the Soo­ ners passed only once against Southern California last week, said he'd "like to throw the ball more. We think we can throw the football. We've got good receivers. When you get all of that yardage rushing, there's no sense in passing." Sayers' 1971 Debut Sunday CHICAGO (AP) - Halfback Gale Sayers will make his 1971 debut Sunday when the Chicago Bears take on the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field. Sayers, a seven-year veteran who underwent knee surgery during the past off-season, ran only two plays in the final exhibition game against Denver and has seen no action in the Bears' first three games. Coach Jim Dooley announced Monday night that Sayers is ready. "I don't know if he'll start the game," said Dooley, "but he'll see action. As to how much he plays depends on how he plays." Sayers injured his right knee in 1968 and underwent surgery. He came back in 1969 and rushed for 1,032 yards to lead the National Football League in that department. Last season, the 28-year-old star had trouble with his left knee. He played in only two of the first four games and underwent surgery in mid-October. He underwent a second operation in the off-season. More Caution Devaney Fears 'Mighty' Mizzou LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney said Monday he anticipates no trouble getting his Cornhuskers "up" for this week's Big Eight Conference opener against Missouri. "They kicked the hell out of us at the last time we were down there in Columbia," he told the Monday Quarterback Club luncheon in downtown Lincoln. Referring to a 1969 contest, the last defeat suffered by Nebraska, Devaney said "they beat us 17-7 and we were never in it." Although Missouri has had trouble getting its offense to jell this year, and lost to Army 22-6 Saturday, we're in for a tough one," he said. Assistant freshman Coach Jim Walden, who scouted Missouri against Army, said previous records will mean nothing this week. "It's like a back yard fight between two brothers," he said. "No matter how you look to other people, when you get fighting in the family, nobody's frightened of you." Nebraska dominated a 1966 Missouri game 35-0, but with that exception, Missouri "has always given us trouble," Devaney said. The Tiger defense has been "so tremendous," that it often presents the offensive with good field position, "and if you present the offense with good field position often enough, you're going to make a better offense of them," he added. The coach praised both offense and defense for improved play in Saturday's 42-6 win over Utah State, but added: "how good we are at this stage we don't know. None of the teams we've played were in the top ten. We should find some answers very quickly." Linebacker Bill Sloey will remain sidelined this week. Center Doug Dumler suffered knee and elbow injuries Saturday and tackle Larry Jacobason injured a knee, but both should be available Saturday, Devaney said. Dyer Listed Satisfactory GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Ken Dyer, defensive back of the Cincinnati Bengals, who suffered a possible broken neck against Green Bay Sunday, was reported in satisfactory condition Monday. Dyer, who suffered the injury in the Bengals-Packers National Football League game here while tackling the Packers' John Brockington. "My knee hit his head," Brockington said after Green Bay's 20-17 triumph. Dyer was taken to St. Mary's Hospital with a possible broken neck and possible paralysis. A team spokesman described the injury as a contustion of the spinal cord at the neck. Further diagnostic tests were planned. Dr. Hiro Nishioka, a Green Bay neurosurgeon, said Dyer "is talking and alert but not completely recovered from paralysis, although he has regained some movement." "There is no danger to life," the doctor said of the 25-year- old Dyer, a four-year pro out of Arizona State. j "But even if he has a full recovery, I doubt he'll play football again." P«ge7 The Hutchinson News Tuesday, October S, 1971 Big Eight Briefs Kansas LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - « • dozen Kansas football players,. Coach Don Fambrough and two assistants were ill with upset stomachs Monday when the; Jayhawks opened preparation for Saturday's Big Eight Conference game here with Kansas State. Among those ailing were offensive coordinator Charlie McCullers and trainer Dean Nesmith. The players were Bob Bruegging, John Bryant, Mike Burton, Gary Cooper, Marc Harris, Dick Hertel, David Jaynes, Mike McCoy, Chris Mercer, Gery Palmer, Steve Roach and Jim Schumm. The illness was described by Dr. David Hiebert, team physician, as gastroenteritis. Dr. Hiebert said it was "probably caused by food poisoning." Fambrough appeared at the Monday Breakfast Club with Jayhawk fans at Allen Field House and then returned to his home. Kansas State MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State Coach Vince Gibson said Monday he was disappointed, but not discouraged over Saturday's 31-21 loss to Colorado. Gibson said, "We played better than any game so far this year. It was an even game but the difference was Cliff Branch making the big play for Colorado." After viewing films of the Colorado game, Gibson singled out two offensive players and two defensive players for special recognition. They were tackle Larry Anding, split end Fred Merrill, tackle Leo Brouhard, and linebacker Keith Best. Gibson also said a shoulder separation suffered by defensive back Johnny Robinson was the only major injury incured in the Colorado contest. Top Browns, 34-20 Raiders Roar Back Raiders Browns First downs 20 20 Rushes-yards 27-168 43-154 Passing yardage 160 171 Return yardage 248 117 Passes 11-21-1 13-25-2 Punts 4-41 3-40 Fumbles lost 1 1 Yards penalized ..80 12 CLEVELAND (AP) — The Oakland Raiders exploded for 24 points in the fourth quarter behind Daryle Lamonica's passing and a key interception by George Atkinson to upset the Cleveland Browns 34-20 in a nationally-televised National Football League game Monday night. The victory moved Oakland into a first place tie with Kansas City Chiefs in the Western Division of the American Football Conference. Both teams are now 2-1. The Raiders turned the game into a rout before a sell-out crowd of 84,285 after Atkinson's interception and two costly penalties which resulted in the go- ahead touchdown. Oakland OlO 0 24-34 , Cleveland O 14 3 3—28 Cleve—Scott 3 run (Cockroft kick) Cleve—Kelly 22 pass from Nelsen (Cockroft kick) Oak—Chester 20 pass from Lamonlca . (Blanda kick) Oak—FG Blanda 20 Cleve—FG Cockroft 27 Cleve—FG Cockroft 14 Oak—Chaster 14 pass from- Lamonlca (Blanda kick) Oak—Davis 5 run (Blanda kick) Oak—FG Blanda 26 Oak—Banaszak 1 run (Blanda kick) A-84,285 Buhler Girls Top Newton NEWTON - The Buhler B- team girls tennis squad defeated Newton 4-2 in a dual net match here Monday. Next action for the Crusader netters will be Wednesday, when . they compete in the Hutchinson Invitational. Results: Buhler Slnfles No. 1 — Andrea) Wllcoxan da*, by AAarcl Wiftb#t 5-8. No. 2 — Batty Edloer del. Marl Schrea, 8-4. No. 3 — Brandt Hull' dtf. Cindy Alexander, 8-2. No. 1 — Colleen Kitchen and Andrea Wllcoxan dot. Qultne and Dingwall, 1-0. No. 2 — Hull and Pebbla Schaumbtrg def. McQuade and Hand, t-7. No: 3 — Adaia Wllcoxan and rjrende Johnson daf. fey Paulson ana) aralnaj«d, 5-a.

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