The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 6, 1969 · Page 13
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, August 6, 1969
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He's Still Watched ALTHOUGH Carl Finafrock has a mediocre professional baseball record, the Minnesota Twins' organization believes he still has a chance to make the majors. During a recent series with Baltimore, Minnesota publicity director Tom Mee remarked that the Twins "consider him a good enough prospect even though they made him available in the minor league draft last year. "He's been a good minor league pitcher," Mee pointed out, "but, as yet, he hasn't shown enough to earn an opportunity with the parent club." Finafrock, a 23-year-old graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa., has been in the T'.vin system since 1963, with a hitch out for military service. In 22 games with Charlotte, the Twins' double-A affiliate in the Southern League, Finafrock had compiled a 6-9 record at last report. He had worked 120 innings with an earned run average of 3.53. A right-hander, he has made 19 starts, striking out 79 and walking only 35. Finafrock, who began his career at Erie, Pa., posting a first-year 10-10 record, is pictured in the revised issue of the Twins' 1969 yearbook under the heading "Future Twins". Barbs From Old Bird NOTES AND QUOTES FROM A TRIP WITH THE ORIOLES: Hank Bauer, deposed Baltimore manager now reunited with Charlie Finley in Oakland, was a press-box visitor Monday night in Cleveland where the Birds were meeting the Indians. Bauer, whose A's arrived early for their three-day series against the Tribe, delighted in heckling his ex-comrades, many of whom were members of the 1966 Baltimore world champion Bauer guided The former Marine with the gravelly voice explained that Reggie Jackson is taking the pressure associated with his record- breaking home run pace in stride. "So far, there are no signs that he's feeling it," Bauer said. It should be pointed out here that reporters are not permitted to talk with Jackson until 25 minutes before each game. Division title fever is building in Minnesota where the Twins are playing supeibly at present. So hot is Billy Martin's club that Oakland has been unable to gain appreciable ground in the last week and a half though the Twins have met Detroit, Baltimore and Detroit in succession With the A's still but one game behind on the loss side, most Twin Cities experts believe the West Division flag will boil down to six head-to-head confrontations between the two clubs in September The most popular Twin, not surprisingly, is Harmon Killebrew, Don't be surprised if serious consideration is again given to moving the Cleveland franchise over the winter. Cleveland, saddled with a losing ball club, attracted just slightly over 5,000 for the Monday game with the Birds, one of the sport's premier draws. But the opinion here is that come next spring, the Tribe will be back in Ohio. Weaver Won't Back Off MANAGER Earl Weaver's two-in-a-row ejections in Minnesota will lighten his pocketbook considerably but the Oriole pilot isn't one to relent in his feud with the umpires. After he was thumbed out Saturday, Weaver commented just before the next day's contest, "Oh, oh, we're in trouble." Sure enough, he got another quick heave-ho. The men in blue also ejected Frank Robinson for yelling from the dugout after a third-strike call. During a debate with veteran baseball writers, Weaver would not be convinced that his antics would not endear him to the arbiters. He wouldn't waver, insisting that his stick-up-to-them tactics earned him the respect of his players. That there is no love lost between the Twins and Orioles is best exemplified by a photo which appeared in a Monday Minneapolis paper after Weaver was thrown out Sunday. It claimed to have depicted Weaver still managing the club from the runway adjacent to the dugout, a violation, of course, of the rules. The evening before, Martin claimed to have requested several pictures taken of Weaver's offense. ·One of the best baseball stories told on the trip concerned former Oriole trainer Eddie Wiedner. Seems Wiedner went into a drug store one day, seeking ice with which to treat the swelling of one of his subjects. The pharmacist talked him Into purchasing ethyl compound instead of ice at a cost of S3.50. After the injured player remarked that the Fluff worked just as well as ice would have, Wiedner replied, "Yeah, and I couldn't have carried bark three dollars and 50 cents worth of ice, anywiiy." AP Wlrcphoto Chico 'Improved' Chico Fernandez, Rochester Red Wins player-coach was described as "holding his own" ic a hospital Tuesday with the skull fracture he suffered during an International League game Sunday. SPORTS Complete Local. National Coverage 13 --Hagerstown. Maryland, Wednesday, Aug. 6,1969 Wilkens To Coach Seattle SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Playmaking Lenny Wilkens was named player-coach of the Seat- le Sonics of the National Basketball Association Tuesday. With the retirement of Boston's Bill Russell, the elevation makes Wilkes the only black athlete in the demanding dual role and one of only two Negroes in the nation heading a major professional team. Sonics general manager Dick Wertlieb said Wilkens will receive "two salaries." Wilkens' salary is believed to exceed $70,000 for the dual duties. Wilkens said the coaching offer was a "big surprise." "I wasn't too sure I was being considered," he said. "For the past four years I've wanted to coach. At first I was reluctant. Then, the more I thought about it, I realized this was the opportunity I wanted." Wilkens said he wanted another sonic ballplayer, Tom Mes- chery, to be his assistant, but said Meschery "hasn't accepted anything yet." Wilkens succeeds Al Bianchi, who resigned July 11 after two years with Seattle. Vertlieb said he began considering Wilkens for the job "the day Al Bianchi resigned," but didn't discuss the post with Wilkens until he consulted with Sonics' president Sam Schulman. Vertlieb said he offered Wilkens a multi-year contract, but Wilkens wanted a one-year agreement. Wilkens said that he will not change Seattle's system much from that taught by Bianchi, but said he had "some definite ideas about the game." Wilkens, known for his "cool" under stress, has been ejected from only one game in nine years in the NBA. "And that was from the bench, after I'd already fouled out," he said. That is in sharp contrast with Biancbi's record--about 40 ejections in the past two seasons. in exchange for Walt Hazard. He lias scored 10,436 points in nine seasons in the NBA, and The other Negro heading a major professional team is John McLendon, new coach of Den- Wilkens, 31, came to Seattle last year averaged VIA points I vcr of the American Basketball last fall from the Atlanta Hawks'and passed fur 071 assists. (Association. NEW SONICS COACH - Lenny Wilkens, right, talks with newsmen after being named head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association Tuesday. Sonics general manager Dick Vertlieb, left, AP Win-photo said Wilkens would receive a "substantial" pay boost from his regular player's salary with Seattle. Wilkens succeeds Al Bianchi who resigned July 11. Brooks' HR Tops Royals BALTIMORE (AP) -- Brooks Robinson walloped his 17th homer of the season with one on in Ihe lOlh inning, sending the Bal- .imore Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals fuesday night. Frank Robinson had opened Jie 10th against Galen Cisco, 11, with a single, his fourth hit of he game. After Boog Powell struck out, Brooks connected. A home run by Buck Martinez ;ave Kansas City a 5-4 lead in he top of the eighth, but Frank Jobinson's 27th homer tied it 5-5 n the bottom of the inning. The Royals pulled into a 4-4 deadlock in the seventh with wo runs, the first on Jackie Hernandez" homer. When the next hitter walked, Dick Hall re- ieved starter Jim Hardin and ·ielded singles by Paul Schaal and Joe Keough for another run. Clay Dalrymple's sacrifice fly scored the first Baltimore run in he second. Paul Blair hit his 22nd homer following Joe Foy's error for two runs in the third and Frank Robinson tripled and .cored on Boog Powell's sacri- ice fly. KANSAS CITY BALTIMORE a b r h b l ab r h bl Schaal 3b .f 0 1 0 Buford II 3 1 7 0 Orbwflsv D 0 0 0 0 Blair cl 5 1 1 2 RTavlor Dh 1 0 0 0 FRobinsn r f 5 3 4 1 Morhead p 0 0 0 0 Powell Ib d 0 0 1 JSCO D 0 0 0 0 BRobinsn 3b 4 2 1 2 Ceouqh cf 5 0 2 1 DJohnson 2b 4 o 1 0 'iniclla If 5 0 1 0 Dalrmple c 2 0 0 1 JrkDtrck rf 4 1 2 0 Hendrcks c 0 0 0 0 Martinez c 5 1 1 1 Floyd s s 3 0 1 0 Fov Ib 4 0 2 1 Belanoer ss 1 0 1 0 Adair 2b 4 1 1 0 Hardin p 2 0 0 0 lernandz ss 4 1 2 1 Hall p 0 0 0 0 RNelson p 2 0 1 1 DMay ph 1 0 0 0 Flore Ib 1 1 0 0 Watt p 1 0 0 0 Tolal 39 5 1 3 5 Total 3 5 7 1 0 7 One out when winning run scored. Kansas City . . 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0--5 Baltimore 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2--7 E--R.Nelson, Fov. DP--Kansas City 5, Baltimore 4. LOB--Kansas City A, Baltimore 6. 2B--Floyd. 38--Kirkpalrick, F.Robinson. HR--Blair (22), Hernandez -1), Marline: (3), F.Robinson (27), B.Robinson (17). SF~ Dalrymple. Powell IP H R ER BB SO t.Nelson 6 6 i 3 Drabowskv 2 1 1 1 Morehend 1 - 3 1 0 0 Cisco (L.l-1) 1 2 2 2 Hardin 6 1 - 3 8 4 4 Hall ?-3 7 0 0 0 0 Wall (W.3-1) 3 3 1 1 HBP-by Hardin (Kirkpalrick). PB- Marlinez. T--2:30. A--25,980. The Majors American League Yesterday's Results Chicago 11, Washington 4 Oakland 8-4, Cleveland 3-10 Baltimore 7, Kansas City 5 New York 3, California 2 Seattle 9, Boston 2 Minnesota at Detroit (night) EAST W L Pet. G.B. Baltimore 74 34 .685 z Detroit 58 47 .552 WA Boston 58 50 .537 16 Washington 56 56 .500 20 New York 53 56 .486 21V4 Cleveland 46 65 .414 29V4 WEST W L Pet G.B. z Minnesota 67 41 .620 Oakland 62 43 .590 314 Seattle 44 62 .415 22 Kansas City 44 63 .411 22Vi Chicago 43 65 .394 24 California 41 64 .390 24V4 Today's Games Washington (Bosnian 7-5) vs Chicago (Edmondson 1-3) al Milwaukee, Minnesota (Perry 12-4) at Detroit (Lolich 14-4) N Oakland (Hunter 9-9) at Cleveland (Tiant 8-12) N Seattle (Scgui 8-4) at Boston (Lonborg 7-4), N Kansas City (Rooker 2-8) at Baltimore (Cuellar 13-9), N California (Murphy 6-10) at National League Yesterday's Results Atlanta 1-4, Montreal 0-3 Cincinnati 8-1, New York 5-10 Chicago 5, Houston 2 San Francisco 6-5, Philadelphia 2-3 Pittsburgh at Los A n g e l e s (night) St. Louis at San Diego (night) East W L Pet. G.B. New York 59 46 .562 TA x-St. Louis 58 50 .537 10 x-Pitts burgh 54 52 .509 13 Philadelphia 43 63 .406 24 Montreal 35 75 .318 34 West San Fran. 61 48 .560 -Cincinnati 57 45 .559 'A Atlanta 62 50 .554 'A x-Los Angeles 57 49 .528 2A Houston 57 52 .523 4 x-San Diego 34 74 .315 26'A x-- Playing night game Today's Games j Atlanta (P. Niekro 15-0) at Montreal (Rcnko 1-3), N San Francisco (Marichal 13-7) at Philadelphia (Jackson 11-11) N New York (McAndrew 3-3) at Cincinnati (Merritt 10-5) N Chicago (Colborn 1-0) at Houston (Billingham 4-4), N St. Louis (Carlton 13-5) al San Diego (Kirby 3-14) N Pitlsburgh (Bunning 9-8) at New York (Peterson 10-12). Los Angeles (Sutton 12-11), N Murcer 'Wrights' NY With Two-Out HR NEW YORK (AP) -- Bobby Murcer hammered the first pitch from reliever Clyde Wright for a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning and lifted the New York Yankees lo a sudden 3-2 victory over California Tuesday night. Ken T a l u m . who relieved starter R u d y M a y in the seventh and retired the first five h a l t e r s he faced, walked Hon Woods to open the n i n l h . but r e t i r e d Knv Vhile and Joe Pepilone before waiving Frank Fernandez. Wrigbl a leflv who had uirled five pcrfccl innings Tgsinsl the Yankees in previous ippcarances this season, came on to face Ihe left-handed hilling VTurcer, who promptly lined his 4th homer into the lower right field seals for the Yanks' fourth consecutive triumph. Murcer had entered the game Hansen, Melton Produce Nine RBh; Sox Win 11-4 a pinch h i t l e r , in the sevenlli and flied out w i t h Iwo runners n base. The Angels peeked a w a y a l j r o m l CHICAGO f A P ) - Ron Hanson drove in five runs and Bill Melton four and Gail Hopkins rapped four hils as the Chicago White Sox buried the Washington Senators 11-4 Tuesday night under a 15-hit nllack. Billy Wynne, 4-2, hencfitted from the lusty offensive show as the Sox won only their third game in 14 outinRs. Hanson capped a four-run rally in the third wilh a bases-loaded single, singled in a run in Ihe fiflh and delivered another two- run single in Ihe sixth. After Luis Aparicio walked in Ihe first inninR, Hopkins, Melton ington added wilh a two-run single. WASHINGTON CHICAGO a b r h b l a b r h b l Unscr c t 5 0 1 0 WWMsrr.s I f 5 0 0 0 FHowflrd If Eoslein Ib Ken McMullcn and ,Iim French singled in early Wash- runs and two more liernie Allen in the eighlh 5 0 t 0 Apnrlcio ss 5 1 1 0 Hopkins Ib .1 1 1 0 Mellon 3b McMulln 3b 4 1 7 I CWfly BAIlen ?b 4 1 7 ? p/wlelieh c EBrfcmnn is 3 0 1 0 Cflrtrnfln c Hannfln o 0 0 0 0 M-insen 2b Alypf! Rh 1 0 0 0 Hold f.f French c f 0 ! t Wvnnp p Shrllenhk n 1 0 0 0 Wood p Co* p 0 0 Cl 0 ud nti 1 0 ·) 0 ri*ln p D 0 ) 0 Vtrsalln ss 7 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 5 J I 0 3 3 3 4 1 1 1 4 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 I 0 3 4 0 1 0 Tolnl WMhlnqton 3S 4 :3 1 Tolfll M 11 IS II and Carlos May followed wilh singles for two runs and a 21 lead. Mellon later doubled in another run, hit a sacrifice fly '"""I'lj^ belted his lfth homer In t lie i ·.' I 0 II 1 0 ( 1 0 ) 0 - ChlcigtT ) 0 4 I I } 0 I ii -II DP- WlnMngton 1 I Of) WAshln( Chkmo 7. f!~r; nrinkmnn, f. fl.Allon. Un^T, Prtvlrtifh, W,f/ Charlotte's Barry Mills Whitewashes Colts, 2-0 By TONY SA1TTA Stuff Sports Writer GREENSBORO, N.C.--Little Barry Mills limited UagcrsUiwn to three hits and his bat- lerymate, Mike Ayers, drilled a solo home run to spark Charlotte, N.C., lo a 2-0 victor.N in the first round of the Cnll League licgional Tournament here Tuesday. The setback put Hagerstown in the loser's bracket of the double elimination affair. The locals will play this evening at 6:30 against the winner of the Greensboro-West Casey, S.C. game. Mills, who stands 5-7, ran into trouble only once as he recorded six strikeouts without issuing walk. Ayers put the victors on the Scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning with a two-out blast over the left field fence, 330 feet away. Losing pitcher Sieve dine, who went the distance, was brilliant but spotty. Clinc, using an assortment of curves and well-controlled fast b a l l , retired 31 batters on strikes find ve up only four hits, but. walked six. The second run off Cline was a "gift" in the sixth inning, coming without the aid of a hit. Rich Wingatc walked. Will- Eric Brown al hut, Wingalc nt templed to steal second. Bui lie got more thnii he hoped for as catcher Sieve Shnaf's IhroH 'jounced off his leg. The hull Tickled ill front of second lasoman Gary Shupp a n cl Wingale continued toward third, t appeared thai Shupp, who lad already made two excellent lefcnsive plays, had Wingalc jcad at third. However, Sluipp's leg bounced past the base, Vingalc heading home lo t a l l y .he insurance run. Hagcrslown's biggest, scoring chnnce was wasted in the sc- Shoe Wins 011 Sterling's Hit Wn.UAMSI'ORT -- A two-out infilc hy l/cc Stcrlini! in llin seventh innini; gave t h e I,ions i G-!) conquest of Modern Shop n the W i l l i a m s p o r l Soflbiill jcafiuc Tuesday. The dceisive hit hroke ;i 5-;ill ie created when Modern .Shoe spurted for three runs in the visiting s e v e n t h . linh Taylor collected Rlits for Ihe w i n n e r s A f l c r Brad Fulk grounded out, Denny Fiery beat out an nfield nil. llenny Iliggins toppled one in front of the mound . and Mills' throw In first was lute. Mills quickly asserted himself, inducing Shupp lo fly nut and .Toe Hollar lo eroimd oul. , A fine double play e f f o r t by llaKcrslnwn in Ihc second prc- vcnlcd C h a r l o l l e f r o m cnusing 'iirthcr d a m a g e . W i l h one on, Shupp made a nifty grab of Wingfilc's bouncer and tossed o Fulk covering second. Fulk's ·clay lo Fiery nipped Wingate, nnd completed Ihe twin k i l l i n g . . Bui Ayers Ilien homered and hill was the b a l l game. Hagerstown 000 010 0--n 3 3 Charlotte 010 001 x--2 4 0 ^ Clinc and Shupp; M i l l s a n d ' \yers Oakland, Indians Trade Big Innings; Split Two C L I O V K L A N I ) ( A P ) -- The Cleveland I n d i a n s broke loose or seven runs in the fourth in- ling and ircczcd In a lining in wi-niglif in (lit 1 Uvn runs. Bnkcr doubled niirl Ken llnrrolsnn w a l k e d , lo load HIP hases and K!imchock doubled in Iwo runs nflcr Nelson , scored on nn infield oul. Leon. Mien doubled in Ihe final (wo runs. McDowell. 12-ln, hold the AV hitless ;nid .struck out nine for five innings and finished wilh .'i isi.x-hilter ;iflcr Tommy Rey- !nolds readied b;ise on an error look a :i-0 lead in j,, || u , s j x f|, ;m ,| , srn rod on an in-. Sum McDowell 10-4 victory over O a k l a n d after the A's clobbered .he I n d i a n s H-3 behind n five-run homer nnd Rowland also Modern Shoe Lions Uaer single and Immrrrcl. ! 001 010 3-5 12 3i 002 102 1-6 9 4| Hell; HiTPdni and Th( IIP third inning of l.he nightcap when .lose Cardenal singled and Kr;nik Maker bit his .second major league homer in us many nij;lils and I/iu Klimehock later singled in another run. Then Kddy I.eon opened field m i l . Sal l l a n i l o doubled in t w o vims in Ihe cighlh and Reya run in the (,'ardcnal i pared Okland's five-inn second I he One H o u r Cops Superior Till York arp Mnl StnH.cmyrc for single runs in the second nnd sixth. In Ihe second, a walk, Au rclin Rodriguez' single ami Joe Azcue's sacrifice fly gave the Angols Iheir first run. They t a l icri in (he sixth on an error hy Pepitone, the second of Jim's three singles and a double play. tini/ini; I') victory in I he se I One limit Mai .1 in n Supc CALIFORNIA NEW YORK f l h r h h l a h r h b i Alnmnr ?b 4 0 1 0 Clarke Jh Ib 4 0 1 0 Wood* cl Johnson* ef 4 1 1 ft While II I Si t 0 .1 0 Peptone Ib f 3 0 0 0 Fcrrvind/ t It - 1 1 0 0 WRobmn .John K h e r l y 1; f o r I h e w i n n e r s K n h r e r l.'iiUJinj,' M a r y l a n d A.C. Maryland A.C. 510 230-11 9 4 One Hour 482 230-19 10 5 Pearlier, Mixlrr, MonCan and , f l , 0 i n o h r c r ; Shiflrr. ShiitKlH'.n a n d ! ' ' l i ft o Kherlv n 3 ft i ( A ft o o ? 1 1 0 ARodrge; 3b 4 0 I 0 Murfif rf A / f u * c 3 0 1 1 Michael n RW«v P 3 0 0 0 Co* 3b KTfttum o 1 0 0 0 Knnncy Ib Wrloht n 0 0 0 0 MotlmvTM r ? I 1 1 1 ft 0 0 ? ft 0 0 1 fl f) f) ? ft T n i n n n IP H P nft nn so Aparicio and Hopkins scored three limes. I'Wvnnf. (W.4.JI WlXXl 1 T ~ I : 3 J , A- 7, McDftnfH p 0 0 n I Total 33 ? fi 1 Tfttftl J? 3 A V Two nut whpn wlfinlifl run icorcrt CutlfornU 0 1 0 0 0 1 n 0 0 -1 N e w York . . . G O O 0 8 0 0 0 3 - 1 T -PeonTM*. DP fdlilornm ?. Nftw York ? I OB CflllffirniA 7, Nrw Y^^k t. ?n C l A r V f MR- Murrrr (U) ST IP 1 MflV h 1-1 C.Trttum . 1 1 3 ^fhtiT fl.,1 f.) 0 .IntllPrnyrr H ^fDrnil*-! (W,f4) 1 T-M7. A- I,B». H R \ f rm sn n n ? * walked nnd I);ivc Nelson singled | inning in UK Dick (li-een'.s t w o - r u n double nd nin-scnriiii: singles by Kick M o n d a y and llerl C-unpanoris opener ;is th 1!Hh l i m e i A's 24 WON n a m e ' s . (In-fT also singled in a run In Lurry llaney singled in ;i run in Ihe eighlh and another scored nn ;i s a c r i f i c e fly hy winner Chuck Dohson. lit 7. who w.-r- lunched for K! hits in H 2-3 innin:;s. ckson nf the A's hml uhlc. in the IwinbHI. 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