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Page 34 G K K K L K Y TK1BUNE Thurs., Oel. 16, 19G9 Controversial Play Wins It Mets Pop Birds Again, 2-1, Lead Series 3-1 By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AD - The New York Mcts went into today's fifth game of the World Scries on Ihe threshold of their first world championship--and nothing about the amazing Mets is more amazing than the way (hey finally got both feet on the doorstep to the throne room. For the implausible champions of the National League got there Wednesday on a double lost in the sun, a bunt that didn'l roll 10 feet and a wild (hrow toward first. That combination gave the Mcts a 10th inning run and a 2-1 victory over Baltimore's befuddled Orioles. Once holders of the world record for ineptness, the Mets have made the amazing transi- t8on to the top on a me$k2iOng3n of solid pitching, In3j8oitling --and plays that have provoked the gag-line that "God is a Mets fan." Look what happened in lhal almost unbelieveable 10th in- ning when the Orioles handed (hem the keys to the throne room. It began when catcher Jerry Grote sent a short fly lo left that was tickelcd for an out. "1 thought the bail was hit harder than it was," said left fielder Don Buford, "and I broke back to keep from giving up an exlra base hit. Then J lost the ball in the glare and didn't pick it up until it got above Hie sun." By that time, only shortstop Mark Belanger had a shot at the falling fly as he raced toward the point of impact with his back to Ihe plate. But the ball fell beyond the reach of his outs- trctcheeglove as Grote stood on second base. Rod Caspar went in to run for Grote and Al Weis was given an intentional walk. At this juncture, it was time for some strategy, and it's possible that the loss of Manager Earl Weaver--in the third inning he became the first manager ejected from a World Series game in 34 years--may have, It was out in front of a record contributed to what followed. | crowd of 57,367 loo, and they That may never be known. What is known is that coach Billy Hunter, who took over for Weaver, ordered pitcher Dick Hall to issue an intentional walk lo Al Weis and then brought in Pete Richcrt to pitch to pinch hitler J.C. Marlin. Martin's orders from Manager Gil Hodges were simply: Bunt--and keep it down Ihe first base line away from Brooks Robinson, (he Orioles' brilliant third baseman. Martin complied on the first pilch, the ball trickling to the lip of the infield grass. Now Caspar was running and two Orioles--Ricliert and catcher Ellie Hcndricks- were racing toward the ball, brushing against each other in Ihe indecision of the momenl. "I called for the hall all Ihe way," llendricks said, "and maybe Pole did too. But will all the crowd noise, I don't know. The play was out in front of yelled and shouted and cheered as Kichert grabbed Ihe' ball, hurried his throw and hit Martin in the left wrist. The ball ricocheted into the first base hole while Caspar raced home with the winning run. The responses to what had just happened varied: "The ball just happened lo hit J.C.," said the cool Hodges. "I'm glad it did." "I hope," said Richer!, : hjs wrist's broken." i don't even know who threw Ihe ball," said Martin, "but he made a good play because the ball had back spin. I knew they lad no play so my job was to get to first. The ball hit me on :he left wrist." "I didn't see the play," said iaspar. "1 got a very bad jump. I thought Ihey held the ball and we had the bases loaded. Then I saw it roll away and knew they liad no say of getting me." "I was running with him down Ihe line," said Ihird base coacl Eddie Yost. "I think I could have beat him to the plate, I was so excited. But I sloppec three-quarlers of the way and watched him go the rest of Now the Mets have a chance to go the rest of the way today with Jerry Koosman, the secom game winner, against Dave McNally. Koosman needed one- out elief help lo win lhat one with a two-hitter afler Ihe-Orioles won the opener by beating Torn Seaver. Seaver got his opportunity to get even in Ihe fourth game and lid by limiting the Orioles to six lits in a game marked by Weaver's explusiori and a brief momenl of tension over the flag raising ceremony because of the anti-war Moratorium Day. Weaver became the only manager in World Series hislory be- ides Charley Grimm of the 1935 Wildcats Play Friday at Sterling Snow threatens the Greeley Central at Sterling football game Friday, but Wildcat Coach Tom Haggard doesn't object too strenuously. i He feels that poor weather conditions could compromise some of Sterling's offensive speed. Halfback Greg Pilkinglon is considered Ihe fastest back in the conference. (Lovcland's' Jeff Kensinger plays split end.) In a snow storm at Jackson Field, the Wildcats nearly upset Greeley Wesl recently. And this supports Haggard's belief the Wildcats would be at the advantage in bad weather at Sterling. Gmelime is 7:45 p.m. Friday. Central lakes a 0-4 Northern record into Ihe contest, while Sterling is 2-2. Last, weekend Sterling edged Greeley West, 21 20, with a sensational last min ule comeback, and Greeley Central bowed lo Kensinger's Loveland, 27-6. Sieve Hays' stunning passing in critical fourth down silualions engineered Sterling's win over Greeley Wesl. However, if snow plays a role Friday, sophomore Dave Bulterfield wilt run Ihe Tiger offense. Greeley Central will be in prime physical condition. Haggard plans the same lineups lhal started againsl Loveland. The lineups: Central Offcnso Split end D. J. Hallowcll, 155, senior. Outside tackle Bill Alexander, 190, senior. Inside tackle 170, senior. Doug Keirnes, Bob Kelly Left guard Bill Gorman, 150, junior. Center Lonnie Grossnickle, 170, senior. Right guard Wcs Krause, 180, 'imior. Tight end Randy St. Aubyn, HO, senior. Quarterback Brad Kolstoc, .00, junior. Left halfback Kim Brill, 100, Doug Left tackle Bob Lebsack, 191 junior. Left guard Chris Carter, 160 junior. Center Dave Leicester, 165 junior. , Right guard Rod Sandefuer, 175, senior. Right tackle Steve Trout, 190, senior. | Tight end Dick Harris, 172, senior. Quarterback Bulterfield, 160, sophomore or Hays, 170, senior. Left halfback Pilkinglon, 170, junior. Fullback Steve Frick, 197, senior. Wingback Dave Japp, 160, senior. Sterling Defense Ends Randy Frey, 190, junior, and Al Biggs, 180, junior. Tackles Pat Simpson, 185, ienior, and Tom Concur, 190, senior. Right halfback Jerry Med- ord, 143, junior. Fullback Bob Gronquist, 170, ienior. Central Defense Ends Dave Jones, 185, senior and SI. Aubyn. Tackles Tom Lower, 190, sen or, and Jerry Yaden, 153, sen- 1P7Middl( : ? uard Tom McCaslin, or. Middle guard Ralph Rangel 10, senior. Linebackers Keirnes, Bril nd Gronquist. Halfbacks Joe Murphy, 160 enior, and Scolt McLaughlin 55, senior. Safety Jim Ankency, 180 enior. Sterling Offense Split end Hex Berkey, 143 enior. 177, senior. On Tap With Preps Deer Season Opens Oct. 18th Guns . . . All calibers gauges · Winchester · Remington · Weatherhy · Parker Hale Check our Prices Ammunition . Factory fresh, no reloads or rejects. Buck Knives Scopes Cases Cleaning Kits Binoculars Duck Season Opens 25th Duxbak Hunting Clothing · Pants from 10.9 · Coats from 11.95 · Shell Vest 4.95 Hunting Paks · Leather 19.95 · Rubber 13.95 Hunting Socks priced from 1.00 Klcctric Socks 9.95 Hunting Caps priced from _.1.75 Fluorescent Vest The new official, 500 inches .. 49c lo 1.49 FOOTBALL Thursday Northern Loveland at Greeley West Jackson Field, 7:30 p.m. Junior Varsity Sterling JV at Central JV, District 6 Field, 3:30 p.m. Junior High Healh at Lincoln, 4 p.m. Loveland at John Evans, 4 p.m. Friday Central at Sterling, eague baseball before :he Minnesota job. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B 2 Don't rely on impulse buy-jmeel, Fort Collins. ing. To be sure of your hunting needs at competitive prices, shop SAR- GKNT'S where p e o p l e who hunt appreciate helping you with your needs. Northern Greeley 7:45 p.m. Fort Collins at Fort Morgan Longmont at Poudre. Welco Weld Central at College High, Jackson Field, 7:30 p.m. Highland at Windsor. Roosevelt at Eaton. Platte Valley at Valley. Non-League St. Josephs of Denver at Fort Lupton. Junior Varsity West JV at Loveland JV, 3:30 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY Friday Western Division Northern Atlanta Greeley West and Greeley Los Angeles Central at Northern Conference San Fran. _._ Meet, Forl Collins, 4 p.m. TENNIS Friday and Saturday Northern Greeley West and Greeley Central at District 2 Tennis! Billy Martin Has Several Job Offerings DENVER (AP) - Billy Martin, the fired manager of the Minnesota Twins, says he has had several job offers but is in no hurry lo make up his mind. Martin, in Denver for the big game hunting s e a s o n which opens Saturday, refused to criticize Calvin Griffith, the owner of the Twins who fired Martin earlier in the week. "I really don't know what I'll be doing the next year but ] have had several attractive offers and am expecting more,' Martin said. Martin said he has not been in contact with either Seattle or Cleveland, places where he has been mentioned as a possible managerial candidate next year. He said he may remain out of Baseball for a year and await 'ulure opportunities. Linebackers Frick and'Dave Owens, 1G5, junior. Halfbacks Harris and Pilkington. Safeties Japp and Jim Becker, 185, senior. Chicago Cubs to be given theinson and Boog Powell and a thumb when he was thrown out sacrifice fly by Brooks Robinson by plate umpire Shag Crawfor during the third inning. Weaver was jumping out of ejected afte the Baltimor dugout following a strike call o; Orioles' shortstop Mark Belang was just, trying t er. "Weaver lest 'me,'" Crawford explainec "He wasn't coming to the plat just to say 'hello.' He know what the baseball rule is. manager is not allowed to pro lest balls and strikes." "All I said was 'Shag' abou THTIMES," SAID e tt ri 'm cause he was walking away-and he turned and said I wa out of the game." That moment of tension came after the U.S. Marines said they would hot participate in the "lag-raising ceremony befon he start of the game if the flag was flown at half staff as or dcrcd by Mayor Lindsay in ob servance of the anti-war mora :orium. A quick conference ensued be iween Lindsay, baseball Com missioner Bowie Kuhn and a faval offie'er with the resul hat the decision was reached b fly the flag at full staff. The Mets got off quickly in lie second inning when Donn "Ilendenon led with a homer of Mike Cuellar. It stayed that way until the lop of the ninth when he Orioles broke through an led it on singles by Frank Rob- Mrs. Seaver Feels Like She Pitched Series Game Herself By SHEILA MORAN Associated Press Sports Writei NEW YORK (AP) - Naacj Seaver fell into the arms of a riend and cried. "I feel like I pitched it my elf," said this tall blue-eyec londe after her husband won he fourth game of the Work "leries. The people at the game treat- id her as if she had. If Tom leaver has become king of the VIets because of his pitching jeautiful Nancy has become [ueen. Fans pressed around her n such numbers for autographs or just a look during the garni hat ushers were dispatched to icr box near the Met dugout ti ihase them away. Nancy Seaver, 24, gels nerv ous every time Tom pitches She takes it harder than he does when he loses and when he wins, which is most of the lime she lakes it in stride. On this day, which meant so much to the winningest pitcher in baseball this year with 25 vie tories, his wife sat on the edge Protesters Use Seaven Picture Martin formerly managed the Denver AAA club in m i n o r taking few York Baltimore . hila'phia . Boston _ )elroit _. Milwaukee Cincinnati . 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 JSanltAincriearel, Master Charge, Open Account OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT AS USUAL fflTTT ARGENT HOP 1008 8th Ave. Greeley Ph. 353-4567 GIRLS TRACK Saturday Northern District track meel at Central, 9:30 a.m. MEXICO CITY (AP) - Antonio Velazquez, a veteran Mexican bullfighter, tripped and fell to his dea'.h Wednesday from (he fourth floor of a building he was having constructed. A Red Cross spokesman said the matador received head injuries and! died on Ihe way lo a hospital. Phoenix ..._ 0 San Diego _.. 0 Chicago 0 Seattle 0 Wednesday's Results Baltimore 98, Chicago 93 New York 94, Cincinnati 89 Atlanta 124, Seattle 119 Today's Game San Diego at Phoenix Friday's Games Cincinnati at Boston Los Angeles at Philadelphia New York at Chicago By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Seaver's face covered the front page of a pamphlet distributed by peace protesters before Wednesday's fourth game of the World Series. It was a tactic that didn't sit too well with Seaver, an admitted dove on the Vietnam question. Seaver pitched the New York Mels to a 2-1 victory over Baltimore remarked about the pamphlet. He had been quoted last, week as saying if the Mets finished off the Orioles, he would ' take a full page ad in the New . York Times saying, "If the Mets | can win the World Series then , we can get out of iVetnam." The proteslers, commemorat- j ing a moralorium day for the i war, jumped on the story and , splashed it along with a-picture of Seaver across the front page , of their leaflet. of- her' chair," her hands gripped together on her lap. When the Mels were at bat, and there was a long hit or 'a spectacular play, she stood- on her chair and waved her blue and white Met pennant. She wore a brown knit pants gyji£ JJQ CQJJ(_ and shivered ss the shadows lengthened. A friend handed her a raincoat which she used as a blanket. She behaves much the same way. at every game, win or lose. "When they hit him, they hit me," she said after Seaver lost the. opening Series game. In Wednesday's game, the Baltimore-Orioles- hit Tom Seaver just three times through eight innings and he was working on a 1-0 shutout. But then, in the ninth, the Orioles got two more hits and. a run to tie it up. "I feel like someone broke my balloon," she said. "I especially want him to do well 'because he lost the first game. I can't even find words- to say what winning would mean to him." When J. C. Martin came in to bat for Seaver with two on base in the 10th, Nancy stared straight ahead. She pressed her hands against the raincoat. Martin bunted, the Baltimore pitcher threw wildly to first, the E -- Garrett, Richert. DP -Baltimore 3. LOP -- Baltimore 7, New York 7. 2B -- Grote. HR -- Clendenon (2). S -- Martin. F -- B. Robinson. IP H R E R B B S O Cuellar 7 7 1 1 0 5 Watt ' 2 2 0 0 0 2 Hall L, 0-1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Richert 0 0 0 0 0 0 Seaver W, 1-1 ..._ 10 6 1 1 2 6 T-2:33. A-57,367. Koosman's Pre SAay Come Tru By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer '. NEW YORK (AP) -- Jerry' Coosman's astonishing pre- j Vorld Series prediction was a £ our-game sweep for the New York Mets. ' The Mets lost the Series open- ' er at Baltimore last Saturday, c iut Koosman, their strapping c southpaw pitching ace, still had ] a chance today to make good ] lis boast. ' "Yes, I remember distinctly predicting four straight," said ' Coosman, who went after the r erics clincher in a mound mat- n winning run scored. chup against Orioles left-hander 1 Nancy Seaver grabbed hold of Dave McNally. "But I didn't * a friend- and the tension poured say the first four. I just said r out of her. four straight." it Weaver First Boss Tossed \ Out of Series Since 1935 b By GORDON BEARD Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The World Series, with prestige anc a big pot of gold on the line, is he goal of all major league aseball teams. It's the annua showcase of the sport. But for Earl Weaver of the Saltimore Orioles, managing a World Series game is the same as managing during the regular season or even in an exhibition. "Just because it's a Work Series, I can't change," Weaver said. "I manage the way manage." The. comment was made Wednesday after Weaver had been ejected from the game by umpire Shag Crawford, anc the Orioles had lost 2-1 in 10 innings to fall behind 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. i a meeting," Weaver said, "that d ,he umpires would bend over t :ackwards to keep us in the b ;ame, and asked us to cooperate by warning our players not n lo use profanity." t "We didn't use any profani- a y," the Baltimore manager ,, said. "I never use profanity " when talking to umpires." ! Crawford confirmed that he '! ladn't. Asked if the ejection, the first v n a World Series since 1935, ?. vould change his tactics, Weav- ;r said: "I'll holler again if the · same siluation comes up. I'm ,' "doling for us." Third base coach Billy Hunter ^ ook over direction of the Or- £' oles. . Dl "I don't think I could have nnp anvtllintr nn f V i n Kon/ih in _ on which Ron Swoboda made diving one-handed catch. Then, in the bottom of the 10th, the little double, the littl bunt and the big throw got the job done. "I'm a believer in this club,' said Seaver. "Slowly, we're making believers of every body." NEW YORK (AP) - Officia boxscore of Ihe fourth game o the 1909 World Series: BALTIMORE AB R H B Buford If 5 7 1 0 Powell Ib 4 071 0 B. Robinson 3b ·. 3 0 0 Henricks c j 3 D. Johnson 2b 4 Belanger ss : 4 Cuellar p 2 D. May ph'_ Walt p : Dalrymple.ph ; Hall p Ftichert p Total _ NEW YORK Agee cf rlarrelson ss I. Jones If ..._ !lendenon Ib Jwoboda ri Charles 3b Shamsky ph Jarrett 3b Irole c Caspar pr _ Weis 2b . AB R H B I Seaver p _ 3 Martin ph . 0 Total 34 2 10 1 None out when winning run cored. Baltimore 000 000 001 0-1 Mew York 010 000 000 1-2 I Series Facts | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . W. L. Pet. -i New York 3 1 .750 Baltimore 1 3 .250 First Game, Sal. Oct. 11 at Baltimore New York _ 000 000 100-1 6 1 Baltimore ._. 100 300 OOx-4 C 0 Seaver, Cardwell (0), Taylor (7) and Grote; Cuellar and Hendricks. W--Cuellar. L--Seaver. Home run -- Baltimore, Buford. Second Game, Sun. Oct. 12 at Ballimore New York 000 100 001-2 6 0 Baltimore 000 000 100-1 2 0 Koosman, Taylor (9) and Grole; McNally and Etchcbar- ren. W--Koosman. L-McNally. Home run -- New York Clendenon. Third Game, Tues., Oct. 14 at New York Baltimore 000 000 000-0 4 1 New York 120 001 Olx-5 6 0 Palmer, Leonard (7) and Hendricks; Gentry, Ryan (7) and rote. W--Gentry. L--Palmer, hlome runs, New York, Agee, Kranepool. Fourth Game, Wed. Oct. 15 at New York Balti. _.... 000000 0010--1 6 1 New York Baltimore _ 000 000 0010- 6 1 New York _ 00 000 0001-2 '10 1 10 Innings Cuellar, Watt (8) Hall (10), Richert (10) and Hendricks; Seaver and Grote. W--Seaver. ·Hall. Home run, New York, Clendenon. Financial Figures Attendance--58,367 Net receipts -- $618,059.99 player's share--$315,210.59 New Y,rk club's share--$52,535.10 National League's share--$52,535.10 Baltimore club's share--$52,535.10 American League's share-- P52,535.10 Four Game Totals Attendance--214,981 Net receipts-?2,239,609.69 Commissioner's share -- $335,941.45 Player's share-$l,142,200.93 New York club's share--$190,66.83 National League's share -190,366.82 Baltimore club's share--$190,66.84 American League's share-190,366.83 "Look, I'm a ball player, not a politician," said Seaver. "I'm not in favor of those pamphlets and I feel that I've been used. "I'm an American citizen am '. have my feelings," Seaver continued. "Whatever I want to say or do, will come after the World Series is over." The protesters had upsel Weaver was ejected with dra- ABA Friday's Games Regular Season Opens Miami at Indiana Los Angeles at New York New Orleans at Dallas LOWEST HATES IN TOWN! NO 'JOB TOO SMALT. For Your Carpentry Needs CALL D D, 353-7230, day or night, 906 3ist Ave., Apt. A. Shop open 7 daya » week. (David Dlicoe, Owner) Seaver because of their obvious desire to link his name not only with their cause, but with them as well. "Whatever I do will be on my own," Seaver said, "not as a part of any group, but simply as an American citizen." If Seaver does plan to buy an jad, he'd better keep his wallet (handy because the Mets seem [ready io end Ihe Series in a hurry. "I'm a believer in this club," he said, "and I think there are a lot of believers now. Slowly, we're making believers of everybody." matic suddenness after he emerged from the dugout in the third inning, following a warning by Crawford after the Oriole pilot protested a called strike on Mark Belanger. "We all yelled in unison," Weaver said,-"and I yelled the loudest. Then Crawford came over and shook his finger at us. I went out to ask him what he said. Weaver said he was told he was thrown out for protesting balls and strikes--which is permitted from the bench--but contended all he said after emerging from the dugout was 'Shag' about three times as he walked behind the umpire. In the postgame interviews, Weaver said he did nothing warrant the quick ejection and ndicated it was a bit unusual in view of a pre-Series directive rom Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. "The commissioner told us at change the result," he said. 'Maybe I could have hollered, come on, let's get some runs.' " After the Orioles had lost heir third straight decision fol- owing an opening game victory, Weaver met briefly with 1he Iayers before reporters were admitted. "The room was fairly quiet- after all, I wouldn't expect the players to come in cheering after losing," Weaver said. "But a couple of them also said some hings afler I finished. We're not dead yet." But the Baltimore attack is barely alive. The Orioles have .... ,, ,,,,__,,,,,,, gul ,, 6 Iluw , had just two extra base hits- and anytime you've got either none since the fourth inning of him or Seaver pitching for you, he first game. you feel you , n win ,. 5 lobinson is 2-for-13, Brooks Robinson l-for-15, Paul Blair nd Don Buford 2-for-16, and Dave Johnson has been blanked n 12 trips. Koosman beat McNally 2-1 last Sunday at Baltimore, holding the Orioles hitless for six innings as Ihe Mets squared the Series at one game apiece. They won 5-0 Tuesday at Shea Stadium and then squeezed out a 2-1 10-inning victory Wednesday on Jerry Crete's pop fly double, pinch hitter J.C. Martin's sacrifice bunt and a throwing error by relief pitcher Pete Richert. "I think we can beat 'em tomorrow," said Koosman, surrounded by newsmen in a corner of the surprisingly serene New York clubhouse after the Mets' third straight Series victory. "I can't say I'm familiar with the Orioles' hitters because I've only faced them once so far. But Jiey'll be more familiar to me than when I went out Sunday." Koosman had a six-day layoff lefore facing the Orioles the first time. He felt more confident about today's start after :aking his normal three days off etween assignments. "I should have better control DW, and with better control I think I'll have better rhythm and more speed," he said. The" 25-year-old fireballer bought the brisk, sub-flfl degree veather predicted for today's iftli game also would help him. 'I'd much rather pitch in cold weather," he said. "I don't perspire, and I don't lose weight. If t's 50 degrees, I won't mind." The Mets, caught from behind i the ninth inning Wednesday, ook the heat off Tom Seaver with the help of a sensational :atch by right fielder Ron Swo- ioda, then pushed over the win- ling run int he 10th. After Grote's leadoff fly ball fell safely in short left field--as Don Buford took a backward step and could not recover in time to reach it--the Orioles walked Al Weis intentionally. Martin, making his Series debut as a pinch hitter for Seaver, then bunted up the first base line and was struck on the left wrist by Richert's throw, the ball rolling toward second base pinch runner Rod Caspar sped home from second. Hodges said the tight-squeeze victory made him feel "much belter than yesterday ... one game better," about the Mcts' chances of winning the Series. "We've got Koosman going now, AUCKLAND - Tobacco Is a major import of New Zealand from U. S. The populajjon of Delaware li about 500,000.

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