SPORTAJNGLUS By Fred Mcndell What'chance do the Pirates nave 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 fel- ' lows 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 Mets had in 1969 — or Pittsburgh itself against the Yankees when the Pirates were last in the scries, in 19GO. Any good World Almanac will tell you the Mets did 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 leprachauns 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, outscored the other team, say -the Pirates, 54 to 27? If your •answer was Yankees, you'd be •wrong. In 1960 the Yankees won • three scries 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 74 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 Galva Whips Comets By KENNY WOODARD 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 Comets 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 and Roy Russell, a split end, doing most of the scoring. Lynn Baldwin and Dennis Hofmeier also scored for the Chieftains. .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 oeriod, 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 0000—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 applications 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 Page? The HutchiiiBOn Ncwi Friday, Oct. 8,1971 (Mows Pholo by Jim Morris) i ' 'i ' ,: .••.-.'. . . (Nowi Pholo by Jin Galva's Glen Fasnacht (15) heads goalward as Central's Larry Kauffman (22) misses tackle. 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 [a 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. fl They didn't even need a long J! series. Baltimore won game I one, 4-1 and some folks were ; betting the Orioles would i take it in a sweep of four ; pnmRS. There was a sweep, i alright — by the Mets, who 1 won 2-1, 5-0, 21, 5-3-scoring ! 14 runs to the Orioles paltry | 5 in the next four games. t i Baltimore has four 20-game fw ! nners, the strongest pitching W"ff ever to enter a series. The jOrioles won' their last 11 games in the regular season and swept j:hp 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 >itchers like Dave McNally, lim Palmer, Wke Cuellar and 3 at Dobson, fielders like 3rooks Robinson; hitters like frank Robinson and Boog Pow- jsll are wonderful commodities going 'into any kind of baseball •mixup, a season or a series. f : Baltimore in five. But I won't guarantee it. i Sports Results j BASKETBALL EXHIBITIONS • New York 126. Los Anaelos 114 ' Detroit 113, Atlanta 109 i Boston 110, Buffalo 98 \ Denver 11<I, Dallas 110 j Phoenix 113, Milwaukee 111 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. Kauffman, the last man between Fasnacht and the goal., sits dejecledly after Galva touchdown. LongHorn Quarterback May Not Start \^J • . . - ^_ a/ 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 itrthfe Cotton' Bowl on Saturday. . • . . The battle of the two unbe.at- en, untied teams highlights the college football card 'this weejc- end. Texas'is third^anked 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 v "We've got problems," commented Darrell Royal, Texas coach, "but we're delighted to go to war with Bonnie Wigginton." 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-rank- Michigan State at East'Lan-ipected to have an easy time • „. _ nil n^. i •.. . . i ... » i •»»! _"• <« _. • i - f. fi i_ dug. The Spartans are primed to upset the favored Wolverines In this nationally televised game over the ABC network. Nebraska, No. 1 in the.Asso- ed ; Michigan and unranked | elated Press rankings, is ex- 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 Tulsa 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 1 of the game here. The suit was filed by three Tulsia 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. at Miami, Fla., State entertains teams in the AP Top Ten, No. 6 Alabama is at Vanderbilt, No. 7 Notre Dame No. 9 Penn Army and No. 10 Georgia plays Mississippi at Jackson. The Alabama-Vandy and Notre | Dame-Miami games will be played Saturday night. Among the AP Second Ten, No. 11 Washington hosts No. 19 Stanford, No. 12 Ari/xma 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 Slate 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 Stale 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 Rousclle 75, Scott Mitchum 77, Dennis Sherman 80— 305. Irwin Rchme 85. Hutchinson — Greg Foss, 74, John Philbrlck 76, Bob Peel 78, Paul Parker 80—308. Tom Span! 87. 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. , Gamclimc 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 Valley League play. Hutchlnson'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 team this week, said Thursday he plans no lineup changes from last week. The Hnwks 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 Cor 36 points. They will be in the starting backtield along with junior quarterback Doug Baar and fullback Mike Franko. Percy said that junior Scott Willett 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 Stcph- enson nt weak side guard, Mike Madelcn at center, Bob /ieglcr at strong side guard and Guy oopcr at strong tackle. , Little 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. Ottinto TE-Scotf WllleH, 6-0, 1BO, |r. WT-Brlan Cull/, 5-11, 178, |r. WG—Brad Stophonson, Ml, U6, sr. C—Mike Madelon, 5-10, 175, tr. SG-Bob Zloglor, 4-0, 150, jr. ST—Guy Coopor, 4-o, 182, |r. SE—Jim Hubbard, s-5, 135, |r. QD—Douo Baar, 4-0, 170, |r. SB—Kelvin O'Brien, A-0, 180, tr. FB~Mlke Franko, d-o, 183, or. TB-Scott Butterflold, s-io, 165, tr. Defenio E—Rich Duncan, S-io, 155, «r. T—Robert Thompson, WO, 160, tr. T—Don Grojsardt, S-lo, 170, tr, E—Marvin Motley, 5-10, 140, |r. McNally Opposes Ellis In Series Opener * • JL . JL.' , • ':'.'. JL ' 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, ficulty besides his normal dif- finding hotel accom- ot. modations. 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 HOCKEY EXHIBITIONS 'New York 5, Boston 3 not named a replacement if Dock isn't able to go." And it's: not likely that a fina decision will be made much be- ore Saturday's 12 noon ODT, Parting time, following the pat- ern Murtaugh set during' the National League playoffs when waited until 12 minutes be- 'ore the game time to replace Nelson Brile's with Bob .Johnson. Dave McNally Ellis, meanwhile, had some difficulty when he checked oul of his hotel room after arriving here with the club Thursday He and his wife took one look at the accommodations and, ; be fore 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 i concerned witlv Ellis' arm than hip 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'wou'l'd'respond to his ^satisfaction. ; It did. .. ''••'.' • ' '•' '•.:• ",Uy. arm 'didn't hurt," he said.; "It felt' good.' I'm ready to go."'' ', : ' '••'•• Then, when tolcl that Las Vegas oddsmakers have re fused to quote a ^price on the game because of 'his question nabl6 condition, the con roversial' right-hander laugh- ngly acknowledged his spread- ng 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 estab- ished the Orioles as 7Va-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 21 5 during the regular season compared to 19-9 for Ellis, the Pirates' big winner. Baltimore Weaver, as Manager concerned Ear abou first baseman Boog Powell a Murtaugh is about Ellis doesn't have Murtaugh's pitch Ing problems, however. He ha named right-hander Jim Palm r and left-hander Mike Cuellar o go after McNally, Powell', who has been both- red by an ailing right hand, iad X rays taken Thursday hjle 'the Orioles worked out. They proved negative but did how "torn fibers in the back of his hand. Powe.ll, along with the two Robinsons — Brooks a 'rank—is a key in a Baltimore offense that hit at a .261 clip with 158 home runs during the 'egular 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 dis astrous series against San Francisco in the Nationa League' playoffs, going hilicss in 14 trips. But while on paper the tw- teams? appear similar in the hil ittsburgh's big Baltimore had ing department there is a vast ifference in pitching. Ellis was winner while four 20-game ivinners—McNally, Palmer, luellar and Pat Dobson. Dock Ellis The Orioles arc the only club other than the 1920 Chicagi White Sox to ever have four 20 game winners and are one only three clubs in majo league history to record 100 vie lories or more in three con secutive seasons. CB—Brad Wood, 5-8, ISO, |r. LB-Scott Wlllott, 6-0, 1DO, jr. LB—Bill Landman, 5-9, 171, tr. CB—Mlko Franko, 6-0, 185, tr. IIB-KovIn Mullen, 5-10, 155, tr. HB—Rod Rayl, 5-10, U5, |r. S—Larry McGlnnl», 6-1, 153, tr. Angels Fire Staff A team many feel is stronger lan the learn that defeated iincinnatl in five games in the 970 World Series, the Orioles re starting off with a string of /ictories that exactly duplicates ast year's—11 at the end of'the egular season and three straight in the playoffs. The Pirates lost the first ;ame to San Francisco in the playoffs and then battled back ,o 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 better all around," he team can explained, overpower 'This you, where we had to finesse and do Illlle things better in 1960." 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 Koenig, 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 BUI 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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