The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 8, 1971 · Page 7
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Friday, October 8, 1971
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SPOKTAJN(,U& By Fred Mendell What chance do the Pirates have against the Orioles? I've been asked that question a dozen times and the answer usually has been: "Slim and none " Come to think of it though, that answer is ridiculous. The Pirates have fellows who can throw the ball. They have fellows who can hit the ball. They won the National League championship and they'll be on the field for Saturday's opener at Baltimore. The law of averages makes Baltimore an overwhelming favorite. Statistics give Baltimore better pitching, better fielding, near equality in hitting and full equality in power. They should win in not more than five games. But Pittsburgh certainly has every bit as good a chance to take the series as the Mcts had in 196D - or Pittsburgh itself against the Yankees when the Pirates were last in t h c scries, in 1%0. Galva Whips Comets By KENNY YVOODARD Eight-man football, made its only 1971 appearance in Hutchinson Thursday night and a rather large crowd turned out to see the game between the Central Christian Comets and the Galva Chieftains. The Comets were shutout by Galva 46-0 at Prichard Memorial field. This is the Cornets first season in football and while they were hitting with enthusiasm, Galva's experience and depth proved too much. The loss gives Central Christian a 1-1 record. Galva scored all of its touchdowns on end-around plays | with quarterback Glen Fasnacht ami Roy Russell, a split end, doing most of the scoring. Lynn Baldwin and Dennis Hofmeier also scored for the Chieftains. Any good World Almanac will tell you the Mets d i d defeat Baltimore for the world championship in 1969 and the Pirates did defeat the Yanks in 1960. And the experts, who had made the Yanks overwhelming favorites in 1960 and the Orioles overwhelming favorites in 1969 explained it all away by saying Somebody Up There had maneuvered things to help the underdogs. I believe Somebody Un There has more important things to do than manipulate games. I don't believe in Ieprachauns or fairies. But I know quite a bit about bad bounces and unbelievable results. Who would you say would win the series, for example, if one team, say the Yankees, outsenred the other team, say the Pirates, 54 to 27? If your •answer was Yankees, you'd be jwrong. In 1960 the Yankees won - three series games. The scores were 16-3, 10-0, 12-0. That's 38-3 right there. But the Pirates sneaked off with narrow margin victories in three, and the teams were all even (in games won and lost) heading into game No. 7. After seven innings in the final game, the Yanks had a 7 4 lead, thanks to, among other 'things, a three - run homer by Yogi Berra in the sixth. But in the Pirate eighth, with a man on base, Bill Virdon hit what looked like a sure double- play ball at the Yankee shortstop, Tony Kubek. The ball took a straight-up bounce, going over Kubek's glove by a foot. It struck Kubek in the throat and down he went while the ball rolled free. Before the inning was over Pittsburgh scored five runs for a 9-7 lead. The Yanks tied the score in the •top of the ninth, but Bill Mazeroski clioped the knot in the Pirate half of the inning with homer. Pittsburgh won the series four games to three, although outscored 54-27. Even more surprising was > the Mets' triumph over the invincible Orioles in 1969. '[ They didn't even need a long • series. Baltimore won game ' one. 4-1 and some folks were i betting the Orioles would i take it in a sweep of four gnmes. There was a sweep, alright — by the Wets, who 1 won 2-1, 5-0, 21, 5-3—scoring J 14 runs to the Orioles paltry I 5 in the next four games, t ; Baltimore has four 20-gams iw'nnors, the strongest pitching 'stiff ever to enter a series. The JOrMes won their last 11 games in the regular season and swept the playoffs from Oakland, 3-0. [ I'm not sure a 14-game win streak is a good thing to carry into a world series, but I know pitchers like Dave McNally, Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson, fielders like Brooks Robinson; hitters like Frank Robinson and Boog Powell are wonderful commodities going into any kind of baseball mixup, a season or a series. Baltimore in five. But I won't guarantee it. Sports Results BASKETBALL EXHIBITIONS New York 126. Los Antilles 114 Detroit TI3, Atlanta t0» ' Boston 110, Buffalo 98 , Denver 114, Dallas 110 1 Phoenix 113, Mllwaukoe 1)1, ot. HOCKEY EXHIBITIONS 'New York 5, Boston 3 Baldwin's touchdown, a 33- yard jaunt, put the first six points on the scoreboard at 8:25 in the first quarter. Russell scored with 11 minutes left in the second period and Fasnacht went in on a keeper from 33-yards out at 1:46. Fasnacht also had a two-point conversion, earlier, after the touchdown by Russell. This gave Galva a 20-0 lead at halftime. Fasnacht scored twice in the third quarter on a five - yard plunge and a 15-yard sweep. Galva collected two more points in the same quarter by dropping the Comet quarterback, Larry Kaufman in the end zone for a safety. In the fourth period, Russell went in from four yards out with 2:44 remaining. Fasnacht tossed a 15-yard scoring pass to Dennis Hofmeier with four seconds left in the game. The rugged Galva defense held Central Christian to just 24 yards rushing. The Chieftains are 1-2 for the season. Galva 6 14 14 12—46 Central Christian 0 0 0 0-0 Canadian May Expand TORONTO (AP) - New York, Tampa, Fla., Chicago and Mexico City have made formal or indirect bids for Canadian Football League franchises, Commissioner Jake Gaudaur said Thursday. Gaudaur, long opposed to CFL expansion outside Canada for "nationalistic" and "practical" reasons, said all appli- (Ncws Photo by Jim Morris) Galva's Glen Fasnacht (15) heads goalward as Centred 9 s Larry Kauffman (22) misses tackle. Kauffman, the last man between Fasnacht and the goal, sits dejecteelly after Galva touchdown. Longhorn Quarterback May Not Start cations would be considered by the league's executive committee. "Two groups in New York have, in writing, said they intend to make formal application for a CFL franchise," Gaudaur said. One of the New York groups is said to be headed by Ottawa-born singer Paul Anka. "We also have a letter from a lawyer in Mexico City purporting to represent a group seriously interested in acquiring a franchise." The Chicago bid, he said, came in a telephone conversation asking what procedures a group there should take to apply for a CFL franchise. He said a letter was expected from the Chicago bidders. The Tampa bid, he added, was less than serious and he didn't expect to hear anything further from this source. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If Columbia can upset Prince ton after a quarter of a century, as the Lions did last week maybe Oklahoma will surprise Texas in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. The battle of the two unbeat en, untied teams highlights the college football card this week' end. Texas is third-ranked nationally, Oklahoma No. 8 and their annual meeting usually is referred to as "a war." The Sooners' hopes of an upset were brightened by news that Eddie Phillips, No. 1 quarterback for the favored Longhorns may not start because of a hamstring muscle he rein- jured. Have Problems "We've got problems," commented Darrell Royal, Texas coach, "but we're delighted to go to war with Donnie Wiggin- lon." Wigginton is the No. 2 QB for Texas. "He's not a choker," Royal said. "He'll fight to the last drop." , Sharing interest with the Oklahoma-Texas clash in Dallas is the battle between second-ranked Michigan and unranked Michigan State at East Lansing. The Spartans are primed to upset the favored Wolverines in this nationally televised game over the ABC network. Nebraska, No. 1 in the Associated Press rankings, is ex­ pected to have an easy time against Missouri for its fifth straight. Likewise No. 4 Auburn against Southern Mississippi and No. 5 Colorado against Iowa State. In other games involving Will Tulsa See Game? TULSA, Okla, (AP) - A Tulsa judge eyed a state map showing communities near Tul- where football fans could watch Saturday's televised Oklahoma-Texas clash and ruled that Tulsa County was "a veritable island in a sea of television viewing" of the annual classic. Therefore, said District Judge Raymond W. Graham, Tulsans should have the opportunity to see the contest tele­ vised live over a Tulsa station. KTUL-TV, Channel 8, immediately announced it would televise the game barring further NCAA legal action. But the NCAA warned that additional action may be taken—including possible sanctions against OU and Texas. Judge Graham's order, coming after a three-hour hearing Thursday night and a day of chasing after a federal judge, made permanent a temporary injunction he issued Tuesday prohibiting the National Collegiate Athletic Association from holding a television "blackout" of the game here. The suit was filed by three Tulsa sports fans, one of whom is hospitalized with a broken leg and didn't want to travel some 40 miles to pick up the game televised over an Oklahoma City station. He couldn't go to the downtown Civic Assembly Center for a closed-circuit presentation of the game. teams in the AP Top Ten, No. fi Alabama is at Vanderbilt, No. 7 Notre Dame at Miami, Fla., No. 9 Penn State entertains Army and No. 10 Georgia plays Mississippi at Jackson. The Alabama-Vandy and Notre j Darrw-Miami games will be played Saturday night. Among the AP Second Ten, No. 11 Washington hosts No. 19 Stanford, No. 12 Arizona State is at Colorado State, Georgia Tech is at No. 13 Tennessee, No. 14 Duke takes on Clemson at Norfolk, Va., No. 15 Ohio State is at Illinois and Florida is at No. 16 Louisiana State in a night encounter. Arkansas, No. 17, is at Baylor in another night struggle. North Carolina, No. 18, is at home to Tulane and Toledo, No. 20, is at Bowling Green. San Jose State and Long Beach State get the weekend started by playing tonight at Anaheim, Calif. Golf Victory To Barton GREAT BEND—Barton County College won an invitational golf meet at Lake Barton Country Club here Thursday, edging Hutchinson by three strokes, 305 to 308. Ray Hague of Barton County was tournament medalist with a 73, three over par. Greg Foss, Hutchinson and Doug Bailess, Seward County, tied for second low with 74's. Barton County — Ray Hague 73, Alan Rouselle 75, Scott Mitchum 77, Dennis Sherman 80— 305. Irwin Rehme 85. Hutchinson — Greg Foss, 74, John Philbrick 76, Bob Peel 78, Paul Parker 80—308. Tom Spani 87. Pane 7 The Hutchinson Newt Friday, Oct. 8, 1971 Hawks Invade Campus By BARBARA CAYWOOD After getting back on the winning track with a 38-0 victory over Winfield last week, the Hutchinson High Salt Hawks will try to make it two in a row at Campus Friday night. (lametime is 7:30 p.m. The Hawks, off to one of their best starts in several years with a 3-1 record, will be seeking to go above the .500 mark in Ark Vallev League play. Hutchinson's only loss this season was a 13-6 overtime defeat, by El Dorado in an AVL contest. Coach Glenn Percy, pleased with the practice sessions of his tciim this week, said Thursday he plans no lineup changes from last week. The Hawks will be heading into the Campus game with two of the top statistical leaders in the conference. Senior tailback Scott Butterfield is the leading rusher in the AVL and Kelvin O'Brien, the senior slot back, leads the loop in scoring with six touchdowns for 36 points. They will be in the starting backfield along with junior quarterback Doug Baar and fullback Mike Franko. Percy said that junior Scott Wlllett will remain at tight end where he started last week. Mike Love will be limited to kicking duties the remainder of the season due to a bad knee. Brian Cully will again be at weak tackle with Brad Stephenson at weak side guard, Mike Mudelen at center, Bob Ziegler at strong side guard and Guy ooper at strong tackle. Utile Jim Hubbard, the 135- Ib. junior who threw the key block to spring Scott Butterfield on his 59-yard touchdown run last week, will again start at split end. Percy said Campus is comparable in overall size to the Salt Hawks. While the Salt Hawks are playing at Campus, the sophomores, plus a few juniors, will be meeting the Sterling High School varsity at Smisor Stadium in Sterling at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Offense TE-Scotf Wlllett, 4-0, 180, |r. WT-Brlun Cully, 5-11, 171, |r. WG-Brad Stephenson, 5-11, 144, sr. C-MIke Medelen. 5-10, 175, sr. SG-Bob Ziegler, 44, 150, |r. ST~Guy Cooper, 44, 112, |r. SE-JIm Hubbard, 5-5, 115, |r. QB—Doug Baar, 4-0, 170, (r. SB-Kelvin O'Brien, 40, ISO, sr. FB—Mike Franko, 44, IIS, sr. TB-Scott Butterfield, 5-10, 145, tr. Defense E—Rich Duncan, 5-10, 155, sr. T—Robert Thompson, 5-10, ia», tr. T—Don Crossardt, 500, 170, tr. E-Mervln Motley, 5-10, 140, |r. CB-Bred Wood. 54, 1(0, |r. LB-Scott Wlllett, 44, 1M, |r. LB—Bill Landman, 5-», 171, sr. CB-Mlke Franko, 44, 115, sr. HB—Kevin Mullen, 5-10, 155, tr. HB—Rod Reyl, 5-10, 145, |r. S-Urry MeGlnnls, 4-1, 15J, tr. Angels Fire Staff McNally Opposes Ellis in Series Opener BALTIMORE (AP) - Pittsburgh Manager Danny Murtaugh may find himself biting a little deeper into the cigar he's always chomping on, but as of now he's sticking with problem- plagued Dock Ellis as his starter for Saturday's World Series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Ellis, besides his normal difficulty finding hotel accommodations to suit his style, has a tender right elbow that doesn't suit his efficiency on the mound. But Murtaugh still is sticking with his original decision to go with Ellis against Oriole left-hander Dave McNally. No Replacement "I've named Dock to start," the Murtaugh explained. "I've not named a replacement if Dock isn't able to go." And it's not likely that a final decision will be made much be­ fore Saturday's 12 noon CDT, starting time, following the pattern Murtaugh set during the National League playoffs when he waited until 12 minutes before the game time to replace Nelson Briles with Bob Johnson. Dave McNally Ellis, meanwhile, had some difficulty when he checked out Of his hotel room after arriving here with the club Thursday. He and his wife took one look at the accommodations and, before you could say "The Pi­ rates pinch pennies," Ellis had changed rooms. Murtaugh agreed with • Ellis' assessment of,the rooming situation, acknowledging they were "not too spiffy," but added: "What the hell's a bed-just a place to lie on, right?" Arm Responded In that manner, Murtaugh indicated he was more,concerned with Ellis' arm than his bed. And even Ellis may have been, for once he straightened out his accommodations to his satisfaction he left for the ball park to see if his elbow would respond to his satisfaction. It did. "My, arm didn't hurt," he said. "It felt good. I'm ready to go." Then, when told that Las Vegas oddsmakers have refused to quote a price on the game because of his question- nable condition, the con­ troversial right-hander laughingly acknowledged his spreading fame. "I'm messing up Las Vegas?" he said with a smile. "I'm really getting around." While Las Vegas shied away, New York oddsmakers established the Orioles as 7'/s-5 favorites to win their third world championship in the last six years and their second in succession. They also made the Orioles' slight favorites to win the opener behind McNally, who was 215 during the regular season compared to 19-9 for Ellis, the Pirates' big winner. Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver, as concerned about first baseman Boog Powell as Murtaugh is about Ellis, doesn't have Murtaugh's pitching problems, however. He has named right-hander Jim Palm­ er and left-hander Mike Cuellar to go after McNally. Powell, who has been bothered by an ailing right hand, had X rays taken Thursday while the Orioles worked out. They proved negative but did show torn fibers in the back of his hand. Powell, along with the two Robinsons — Brooks a Frank—is a key in a Baltimore offense that hit ut a .261 clip with 158 home runs during the regular season compared to .274 and 154 homers for a Pittsburgh team led by outfielder Willie Stargell. Led Majors Stargell led the majors in homers with 48, but had a disastrous series against San Francisco in the National League playoffs, going hilless in 14 trips. But while on paper the two teams-appear similar in the hit ting department there is a vast difference in pitching. Ellis was Pittsburgh's big winner while Baltimore had four 20-game winners—McNally, Palmer, Cuellar and Pat Dobson. Dock Ellis The Orioles are the only club other than the 1920 Chicago White Sox to ever have four 20- game winners and are one of only three clubs in major league history to record 100 victories or more in three consecutive seasons. A team many feel is stronger than the team that defeated Cincinnati in live games in the 1970 World Series, the Orioles are starting off with a string of victories that exactly duplicates last year's—11 at the end of the regular season and three straight in the playoffs. The Pirates lost the first game to San Francisco in the playoffs and then battled back to take three in succession for their first National League pennant since 1960, when they went on to beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. Bill Mazeroski, the hero of that series with his decisive homer in game No. 7, feels the current Pittsburgh club is stronger than the 1960 squad. "This team is much butter all around," he explained, "This team can overpower you, where we had to finesse and dol little things- better in I960." ANAHEIM (AP) - Manager Lefty Phillips and his four coaches were dismissed Thursday by the California Angels. Gene Autry, board chairman of the American League team, and Bob Reynolds, president, issued a statement saying the contracts of the five would not be renewed. Phillips was offered a job In the Angels' player personnel and scouting department but did not say whether he will accept the offer. There was no hint from management when a new manager would be named. The coaches are Rocky Bridges, Carl Kocnig, Pete Reiser and Norm Sherry. The announcement had been forecast for weeks after a year of turmoil highlighted by the celebrated Alex Johnson case. Phillips, a former Los Angeles Dodger scout and coach, succeeded Bill Rigney May 27, 1969. In his nearly three years with California, his teams won 221 games and lost 225. The Angels finished third in the American League West in 1969 and 1970 and fourth this past season.

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