The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 37
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1996 DB T WORLD SERIES Yankees' championship is Torre's inspiring story It:took New York manager more than 4^000 games to win it By TOM WITHERS Tl>e Associated Press NEW YORK — Joe Torre had baseball to get him through a lifetime of emotions crammed into a single October. When he finally made it to the World Series after more than 4,000 games as a player and manager, his older brother, Frank, was lying in a hospital bed waiting for a new heart. When the New York Yankees won the American League pen' na"nt in Baltimore, Torre stood in; the dugout at Camden Yards thinking about his family and cried. New York cried right albng with him. He was a Brooklyn guy living out every Brooklyn guy's dream. He wanted to make New York proud, and he had. 'And when the final out was made in New York's 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday night, giving the Yankees their first World Series title since 1978, Torre was mobbed by his coaches in the dugout. ; He embraced them all before jogging into the infield to join his team. Before the game, Torre had tried to describe the inner turmoil he has had to deal with the last few weeks. He said he hadn't slept much while thinking about the next day's lineup and his brother's condition. He thanked fans for all their support, for all the cards, letters and faxes from well-wishers praying for him, his brother and the Yankees. "This is like an out-of-body experience," he said. "It's just cruise control at this point. I don't even think about anything that's happening. I'm just trying to get through all the interviews and once the game starts, lock into what I have to do." He didn't win the Series MVP award, but maybe he should have. Whatever he tried worked. After his team was outscored 16-1 in the first two games in the Series, Torre knew he had to make some lineup changes. He trusted his gut and benched his everyday first baseman Tino Martinez, as well as third baseman Wade Boggs. He so badly wanted to be loyal to them, but he wanted to win a World Series even more. Out of respect for their manager, neither said a word. Torre started Cecil Fielder at first base in all three games at Atlanta, and the move was justified when Fielder excelled in the field and collected three hits and the game's only RBI in Game 5. His pitching moves were equally brilliant. He pulled his starters at just the right time, and if he needed a lefty in a particular spot, he called on Graeme Lloyd. Lloyd had been mercilessly booed at home over the final weeks of the season, but he came through when Torre needed him most. David Weathers, Mariano Rivera, Jeff Nelson and Jeff Nelson did their jobs out of the bullpen too. All the Yankees helped make Torre's October dream come true. He talked to his brother Frank before the game on Saturday. There were so many Torres in the stands for Game 6, Torre said he wasn't sure if there were "three or four sisters-in-law." In Atlanta, his wife, Alice, had brought the couple's 10- month-old daughter, Andrea Rae, to the Yankees' first two games there — both New York wins. Atlanta's bid for place in baseball history denied Braves were trying to become rare repeat champion in NL By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press NEW YORK — On his way to the clubhouse for the final time this season, Bobby Cox stopped in the dugout and threw up his hands. The Atlanta Braves manager was mainly upset about being ejected from the game, but he might as well have been expressing himself for the whole World Series. Saturday night, the so-called team of the 1990s completed one of the great collapses in Series history with their fourth straight loss to the New York Yankees, 3-2, before a rock concert-like crowd that taunted the Braves with a mock tomahawk chop at every opportunity. Atlanta, which looked nearly unbeatable in winning the first two games by a combined score of 12-1, was a beaten team long before Cox was thrown out in the fifth inning for arguing a call at second base. The collapse likely started on Wednesday night when the Braves, seemingly on their way to a three games to one lead in the Series, squandered a six-run lead BRIEFLY Labontes headline Dura-Lube Wesleyan soccer team whips Ottawa 5-1 ^OTTAWA — Kansas Wesleyan men scored the game's first four goals and posted a 5-1 Kansas Conference soccer victory over Ottawa on Saturday. The Coyotes, now 11-2-1 overall and 4-1 in the KCAC, took control following first-half goals by Mike Dibbini, Harold Calvo, Tony Ranieri and Mark Chaney. ; "We talked that we've come out real flat the last few games," Wesleyan coach Brian Berner said. "The first half of the season it ' was fun for the guys to put the uniform on and we had excitement and enthusiasm. "But once we started winning it seemed that the fun was gone. It was; more work than anything. We talked about putting the fun back into the game and the guys really responded. We played real well the first half." Alter Ottawa scored in the 70th minute to close to 4-1, Lauren Humphrey answered for Wesleyan in the 90th minute to account for the final difference. Neither Dibbini or Calvo placed in the second half for the Coyotes. "Harold had a slight concussion from the Tabor game and was limited in what he could do and Dibbini got a yellow card — we couldn't figure what was up with that — and went ahead and pulled him," Berner said. "He had a lit- tle'flu anyway so it probably worked out for the best." ^Ottawa won the women's contest 2-1 behind two unassisted goals by KeUy Wheeler. Wesleyan's lone score came from Crystal Robinson in the 65th ininute. Wesleyan plays host to Bethel on Thursday beginning with the women's game at 1 p.m., and the irien's to follow at 3. Salina Catbackers to meet Thursday The Salina Area Catbackers will meet at noon Thursday at Kansas State-Salina. Guest speaker will be new Kansas State women's basketball coach Debbie Patterson. KW spikers win two matches in tourney MARSHALL, Mo. — Kansas Wesleyan's volleyball team won two of three matches Saturday in the Missouri Valley Invitational. The Coyotes (9-13) defeated Robert Morris 15-2,15-1,15-2, lost to Park College 5-15,15-13,15-10, 15-8 and finished with a forfeit victory over Missouri Valley because of injuries. Lisa Tripp and Marsha Emmott were named to the all-tournament team. "I was a little concerned with our play until the Park match," Wesleyan coach Tom Hughes said. "Even though we lost, we played very well and I was pleased with our effort." Tripp had 71 assists for the day. Emmott had five aces, 26 kills and 31 digs to go along with two solo and six assisted blocks. Tabetha Gillespie had 15 kills and four solo and six assisted blocks. Betsey Hane had three aces, 15 kills, 30 digs, 2 solo and five assisted blocks. Holly Morris had 27 kiUs and Kary Taylor 29 digs. Wesleyan plays Tabor at 6 p.m., Monday at Muir Gymnasium. From Staff Reports By The Associated Press PHOENIX — A less-than-spectacular qualifying run by injured Winston Cup points leader Terry Labonte overshadowed brother Bobby Labonte's record-breaking effort in winning the pole Saturday for the Dura-Lube 500. Terry Labonte, who broke a bone in his left hand in a crash during practice Friday, practiced and qualifed Saturday on the one- mile Phoenix International Raceway 'oval. He insisted he will run the entire 500-kilometer (312-mile) race today. The elder Labonte, who leads Events of the Day the Salina Journal r "I .1 \ Fiist Published in the Salina Journal, Sunday, October 27, 1996 Public Hearing Notice City of Minneapolis The City of Minneapolis, Kansas, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 1, 1996 at 12:00 o'clock noon in the city hall for the purpose of considering an application to be submitted to the Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing (KDOC&H) under its new comprehensive development program. A specific project application to be discussed concerns the city's effort to create a self-sustaining community of 2,500 persons. The project will consist of building new and renovating old facilities for existing businesses, developing new infrastructure to support existing businesses, and rehabilitating existing housing. Activities utilizing state funds will be concentrated along 10th Street in northern Minneapolis between the eastern and western industrial parks, and in the north west corner of the city generally bounded by 1st, 10th, Pipe and Rock Streets. The estimated project cost is $8,229,500 with the amount requested from KDOC&H being $2,764,000 of the project cost. Other project proposals introduced at the hearing will be considered. Oral and written comments will be recorded and become a part of the city's citizen participation plan. Reasonable accommodations are available for persons needing assistance. Requests for accommodation should be submitted to the City Administrator by October 30, 1996. Dated at Minneapolis, Kansas this 25th day of October, 1996. ROBERT O. BEHRENDT, Mayor ATTEST: Lowell F. Parrish, City Clerk OUTDOOR 9MM REG 9.99 8.99 38 SPEC REG 7.99 9.99 380 AUTO REG 8.49 7.49 357 MAG REG 11.99 9.99 4 MAG REG 16.99 15.99 -^BROWNING 12Ga. or 20Ga. 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And they didn't even have their manager around when the final out was made Saturday. In Game 6, Grissom was once again at the center of attention. With the Braves trailing 3-1, he reached on a L one-out hit and m broke for second when a pitch to Mark Lemke bounced a few feet away from Yankees catcher Joe Girardi. Television replays showed Grissom beat the throw, but umpire Terry Tata called him out. Grissom exploded in anger, coming close to bumping Tata before two Atlanta coaches pulled him away. Cox ran onto the field to continue the argument and, on his way back to the dugout, was ejected by third- base umpire Tim Welke. But it was a lot more than one blown call that doomed the Braves in this Series. The team that describes itself as businesslike failed to take care of the most basic points of the game, like bunting and hitting the cutoff Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon by 32 points and third- place Dale Jarrett by 76, qualified 30th in the 44-car field at 128.793 mph. His worst previous start this season was 29th at Talladega in July, when he went on to finish 24th. "We ran quicker than that in practice and thought we were in good shape," said Terry Labonte, who is wearing a plastic cast with a silicone pad in the palm to protect the fracture above the knuckle on the index finger of the left hand. "It takes me a couple of laps to get going, and that wasn't a good lap." man. Every move by Cox seemed to backfire. In the fourth game, he ordered an intentional walk to load the bases, then watched Steve Avery walk in the winning run. On Saturday, he made the dubious decision to start Terry Pendleton as the designated hitter, even though the 36-year-old third baseman looks ready for retirement. Ryan Klesko, who hit 34 homers during the regular season, was on the bench and Pendleton, with only thcee hits in his last 43 at-bats, was inexplicably in the lineup. In the fourth, when the Braves had their best chance to get back in the game, Pendleton came to the plate with the bases loaded, one out and a run already in. He worked the count to 3-1 against Jimmy Key, then hit a three-hopper right to Derek Jeter for an easy double play. Of course, Klesko popped up as a pinch hitter to end the sixth with runners on first and third. But that was only fitting; Atlanta pinch-hitters were O-for-22 in the postseason. Not even another winning performance by the Braves starting pitchers could stop the losing. Greg Maddux had one bad inning, giving up four hits and all three runs in the third, but he had no margin of error. OF TttE NAKED Sunset >' Frl.('5:00)-7:10-9:15 Sun.(*2:30-'5:00)-7:10 Sat.(*2:30-*5:00)-7:10-9:15 Mon.-Thurs.('5:10)-7:10 fMp PICTURES Presents Fri. (*4:45) Sat.-Sun. (*2:15-*4:45) Mon.-Thurs. (*5:00) BEENA DAVIS SAMUEL L. JACKSON What's forgotten is not always gone. 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