Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 22, 1969 · Page 24
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Bench, Seaver Top AP's 1969 All Star Baseball B v MIKE BRYInM , _ . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,, . , By M I K E BRYSON Aisociatcd Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Johnny Bench of (he Cincinnati Reds and Tom Seaver of New York's world champion Mcls head The Associated Press' all-star major league baseball team announced today. The 21-year-old hit .293 with 20 homers and 90 runs batted in in his second full season in the majors, was the top vote-getter, attracting 2G4 in the nation-wide balloting by 233 sports writers and broadcasters. Seaver, the s m o o t h right- hander whose 25-7 record was the best in the majors and whose exuberance and zest played a big role in the Mels miracle, was next with 237 votes. He was the only member of Cubs at. third, outfielders Hank the world champions lo make Bench, who cither the first or second team. In fact, Cincinnati was the handed pitcher Mike Cueller of only team to land two players on the first team--outfielder Pele Rose, who led the National Baltimore's American League champs. Bench was an overwhelming Seattle Must Prove She Wants Pilots By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN|day to hear progress reports on Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) - The cily of Seattle has been given a litlle more lhan a week to meet a three-point ultimatum or face the. possibility of losing the Pilots' American League baseball franchise. The matter came to a head Tuesday when the American League held an informal session following a joinl meeting of the National and American Leagues concerning schedules and players' problems. Binding the situation was Cronin'S acknowledgement that the American League will meel again in Chicago Oct. 29 ostensibly to study the 1970 schedule. However, it was learned that the meeting will be held to find out if Seattle will abide by the three-point ullimatum which is: II requests from the Players' Association after which Cronin and all American League owners or their representalives convened lo discuss the Seattle situation. Following thai meeling, Cro- said he was oplimislic thai comfortable margin over anoth- Sealtle would meet Ihe require- er Cub, Don Kessinger, at short ·nents to remain in (lie American League. Daley, however, added to the possibility of a franchise shift average, 44 homers and 96 RBI, y saying if Seatlle cannot hold led Ihe oulfield balloting with m\o the ball club, il would very 24. ikely go to Milwaukee. 'd sell my end for less to Seat- The le than to groups from other Frank cities thai are inleresled. (.308), "Bui if the franchise should Pittsburgh (.345) and Reggie )e moved, I'm sure Milwaukee Jackson of OaMand (.276), who the Reds' other representative. role in the Giants' pennant bid, Others on the first team were drew the attention 'of the voters Willie McCovey of Ihe San Francisco Giants at first, Rod Carew of Minnesota at second, Rico Petrocelli of Boston al shortstop, Ron Santo of the Chicago Aaron of Atlanla and Frank Howard of Washington and left- League with a .348 average, was choice as catcher. The young slugger's nearest rival, Bill Freehan of Detroil, drew only eight votes. Seaver similarly was a solid choice as the right-handed pitcher, drawing 211 votes more lhan runnerup Denny McLain of Delroil, Ihe 31 game winner of 1968 who was 24-9 lasl season. Carew, who led the American wilh 45 homers, 126 RBI and a .320 average. Sanlo, the Cubs' captain, produced 129 RBI, 29 homers and a .287 average. Cuellar, 23-11 during the season and the winner of Ihe"Orioles' only triumph in the World Series, -beat out teammate- Dave McNally as the left-handed pitcher, 141 votes to 49. Gil Hodges of the Mets and Ted Williams of Washington earlier were named Ihe National and American League managers of Ihe year, respectively. League a .322 average, heal oul Glenn Beckerl of the Cubs as the second baseman, 217 voles to 42. Petrocelli, who hit .297 with 40 homers and 96 RBI, also had a -234 votes to 40. Aaron, who helped the Braves o the NL Wesl title wilh a .299 Rose was next wilh 18G while "I'd prefer to keep the club Howard, who had his greatest n Seatlle," said Daley, "and year wilh 48 homers, 111 RBI 'm so sincere aboul that lhat and a .296 average, had 112. Ihree runnersup were Robinson Roberto RETIREMENT REPORTED -- Bobby Hull, high scoring left winger with the Chicago Black Hawks, has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League, it was reported Tuesday in a copyrighted story in the Toronto Globe and Mail. The paper said Hull announced his re- liremenl last week in a telegram to Hawks' manager Tommy Ivan. (AP Wirephoto.) NY Knicks Maul Phoenix 140-116, Still Undefeated By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Things have never been so good for Ihe New York Knicks! and il looks as if they've never been so bad for the Boston Celtics. The Knicks, an experienced, balanced scoring machine, mauled the outclassed Phoenix Suns 140-H6 in the National Basketball Association Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory withoul a loss, their best start in history. The Celtics, on the other of Baltimore hand, playing wilhoul retired Clemente of Bill Russell who led Ihem lo 11 world lilies in 13 seasons, have yel to win a game in three tries for new coach Tom Heinsohn victory over i. ICKS siaaium, temporary lome of Ihe Pilots, must be en- arged from 22,500 seats to 28,HW by the start of Ihe 1970 season! . 2; Plans musl be compleled o r . breaking ground for a $40 niliion domed sladium by Dec. 31; 1970, and the structure must )e ready for opening day of the 1973 season. 3.' There must be evidence of enough Seattle financial interest so that. Cleveland investor Wiliam Daley, who owns more than 50 per cent of the club, can gel oul and give Ihe Pilots local ownership. Croriin .and six owners niel Monday night to hear the plea of a Seattle delegation bent on sedping the club in the Pacific Northwest. Both the American and 'National Leagues mel jointly Tues win gei 11 ior one aig reason. Hie American League prefers Milwaukee over the oilier bidders." Daley admitted offers for the club from both Milwaukee and Dallas-Fort Worth interests and when asked if the price were $13 million, he said "that is way out of line."Asked if it were closer to $11 million, Daley said "no comment." Reportedly, Milwaukee people lave offered $13.7 million compared to a figure of a litlle over 510 million by Ihe Dallas group headed by Texas millionaire Lamar Hunt. However, the Times Herald in Dallas said il had learned Tex as interest had offered $13 mil lion for the franchise including players, farm system, physica equipment and acreage in Tuc son where the team trains. ea me AL. in nomers mucn 01 he season before being side- ined late in the campaign and inishing with 47. Jackson edged out Cleon Jones of Ihe Mels for final oul- 'ield spol on Ihe second leam by jusl Ihree votes. Because of some vote splil- ,ing, Harmon Killebrew ol Minnesota wound up as both the first and third baseman of the second team. Killebrew, who hit .277 in leading the majors with 49 horn ers and 140 RBI, played boll positions during Ihe season am had 53 voles at firsl and 83 a Ihird. However, his total vol for both positions-- 136-- woul still have put him behind eifhe Santo at third or McCovey a first. McCovey, who played a kej Shirley Povich Williams Was Natural Choice for Manager of Year Of the Washington Post after the De or a 98-97 vi In the only uled, Los A 42-137 over Jaltimore a wo games. ' he first time Dallas Rocke By THE AJ Superstars team work latter paid ( Chaparrals first place ir kelball ASJ Division by 108 Tuesday Former Haywood p for Denver I attack mac Haywood gr and scored Rockets' lo countered w bunched in c Glen Combs The Chaps less Rockets they moved with the Los The Stars The Knicks, with Walt Frazier ;ealing the ball, selling up has els and scoring 28 points him elf in only 29 minutes of action roke away from the Suns early i the second period for a 62-4! alftime bulge that grew larger nd larger. Connie Hawkins, Phoenix ew supwstar from Ihe ABA managed 27 points, bul most o lem came after the contes vas decided. Boston couldn't hold onto iL ?ad after pulling from an 83-al eadlock lo an 89-83 lead will our minutes remaining. Afte: Dave Bing pul Ihe Piston: head 96-95, John Havlicek gavi Boston back Ihe lead with r econds to go. But Don Chaney fouled Jim my Walker wilh seven second, efl and he sank Iwo free throw; o give Detroil a 1-1 record. After Wes Unsold pulled Balti WASHINGTON -- Naturally, any ceiling on the potential of Ted Williams was voted the|Ted Williams in any pursuit lie American League's manager of the year. And under what monumental delusions did the Twins' Billy Martin and the Orioles' Earl Weaver ever presume Ihe honor would be theirs? There had lo be a complelc unawareness of Ihe. Ted Williams's mystique as an achiever. Reasons, all of Ihem specious, could be advanced by Martin and Weaver to show Ihey were more'deserving of selection than Williams. But in their own simple honesly. they were ensnared by the belief lhal winning division titles in Ihe American League, was the ultimate, and clear upmanship over Williams' fourth - place finish with his Washington Senators, 23 games back in the ruck and never a pennanl threat. But, on perspective, Williams' job was the surpassing one, the 286 sports writers and broadcasters concluded with their bal- Sots. When Williams created from Ihe ninlh-place seaweed chose for himself. He determined, al aboul age of 8 thai he would be Ihe finesl hitler in the major leagues, and he was, and the records prove it. In Marine flying school during World War II, Williams' college - bred classmates were flunking the navigational tests and washing out, while he managed splendidly with his high- school arithmetic to become a daring and decorated pilot. When he quit basebn as the' American League's only 400 hitler of the past 46 years, he traded his bat for a fishing rod and became perhaps the nation's finesl flycasler, commanding $10,000 for each appearance at a sports show. And al Ihe art of flytying, supposedly requiring Ihe most nimble of he inheriled here, a leam lhal won 10 more games than it lost and produced the senators' firsl plus-.500 finish in 17 seasons, il was the masterful managerial feat in his league. The sweep of Williams' success was the greater because he was nol only rookie manager, unlulored in Ihe leadership of men, bul as a baseball figure he was covered w.th the rust of nine years away from the game. Everything appeared to be against Williams as a successful manager, including his own initial reluctance lo take the job Againsl him also was his reputation as a loner and a brooder who had stood apart from his own Red Sox' team- males during those many years, and how could a guy like that be . a unifying agent as manager Cily, was interested in draft wilh lender understanding o f : -" "·· «-»-'--' -- fingers, his hands lurned oul exhibits acclaimed as the finest. Williams' feat of taking Ihe Senators to an 87-76 record, a 21- game improvement with the same cast thai was a jokc- leam in 1968, was testimony to his sheer genius and leadership, and his practice of the black art of Ihe sorcerer. Every nan who played under Williams lad a beller balling average han Ihe previous season, and the manager who could make a dangerous .266 hitler out of Eddie Brinkman was lo be admired. Williams' adjustment to the ·ole of manager from his life as a loner in baseball was a remarkable one. His was a steef switch to a cmeraderie he had never practiced as a player and never was il considerec lhat he could ever be an outgoing cheerleader for his team, Neither of the two expansion clubs, Seatlle and Kansas fering $400 for Hank Allen, a .219-hitting infielder or outfielder, could have had him. Under Williams' tutelage last season, Allen was a valuable .278 performer. It was evident lhal Williams liked Allen in spring training, and was taken wilh the physical lines and batting stance remindful of his famous brother Richie. Soon, under Williams' coach-: ing, Allen was hilling only line drives in Fforida. When il was remarked lo Williams lhat "you ike Hank Allen," his answer, accompanied by a wink, was 'more.important, he likes me." t was Ihe new Williams as a practicing psychologist. By persuading Williams to re- urn to baseball as the manager of the Senators, Robert E. Short virtually qualified as the iwner of the year. In his long career, Williams has been as-' socialed with two losing causes, lie didn't hit well in Boston's :osing 1946 World Scries, and in the Israeli - Arab Six-Day war n June, 1967, among the lool the Israelis captured from the Arabs in lhe desert were 8,000 Ted Williams tents, marketed ' Sears Roebuck. the diverse problems of a 25. man roster? But now, in retrospect, it is remembered that there never was ing names on the Senators' rosier after lhe close of lhe 1968 season. They preferred to lake eight players from-the Wash ington farm teams, anybody of oulls Test Spurs Tonight y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tie may not be much fun but ie Golden Eagles of Salt Lake "lily won't knock it. The Eagles--newest team in :ie Western Hockey League-- ook over first place Tuesday ight on the strength of (he point hey picked up in a 3-3 tie with an Diego. In the night's only other game, 'ancouver Pal Hannigan cored twice in the final period o give the Canucks a tie with 'hoenix--anolher 3-3 a f f a i r . A fight early in the third pe- iod provided San Diego's Gulls vitli the adrenalin they ncedec o overcome a two-goal deficit. Dave Richardson got the firsl ;oal and Warren Hynes pullec be Gulls even with his second goal of the night. Salt Lake had taken the lead vith two goals in the firsl pe iod. Billy McNeil! opened the ;coring and Rick Pagnutti gol he other tally when the Gulls vere two men short. Bob McCord put Phoenix in rbnl with Ihe lone goal of Hie pening stanza and Milan Marcella, who had a hand in all Roadrunner scoring, made il 2-0 early in Ihe second. Ted McCaskill gol Ihe Canucks n Ihe Scoreboard late in thi second period and Hannigan tiec he counl early in the third Sandy Huciil put the Roadrun lers in front with less thai hree minutes lo play, but Han nigan found the mark again jus 33 seconds later. San Diego moved lo Denvei onight and Seattle is at Port and. ,wo games. The Bullets lost for more into a 121-121 regulatioi ime lie wilh a jump shot will eight seconds left, Jerry Wes ook conlrol for Los Angeles an scored 10 of Ihe Lakers' 21 over ime points. West finished with 39 point and teammate Will Chambe lain added 38 and 22 rebound Vcd., Oct. 22, litfiO GREELEY TRIBUNE Page 25 NHL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday's Games Oakland 4, Pittsburgh 3 Today's Games St. Louis at Montreal Philadelphia at Toronto Chicago at New York Boston al Minnesota Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Thursday's Game Detroit at Philadelphia Wyoming sophomore lerback Gary Fox of Billings Mont., completed 10 of 11 passe in Ihe Cowboys' victory over In Air Force football team 111 fall. Cornell Gridder Averaging Over 200 Yds. a Tilt NEW YORK (AP) - There lay be no such things as a one- lan team, but Cornell's Ed Ma- inaro comes close. The K-foot-2, 205-pound sopho- nore halfback is averaging 10.8 yards per game, higher lan 83 of the nation's 118 major ollege football teams. Marinaro gained 281 yards on 0 carries and scored five times gainst Harvard Saturday and aok over the national rushing ead, according to figures re- eased today by National Col egiale Sports Services. He has 43 yards on M5 carries, 19 ards more than Don Nolting- am of Kent Slate, who has laycd two more games and arried the ball 181 times. Only one major collegian in istory--Mercury Morris of Vest Texas State with 884 last eason--gained more yards ushing in the first four games f a season. And no major collegian ever gained more yards ushing in the first four games if his varsity career. The 'ious high was 679 by Nebras- a's Bobby Reynolds in 1950. Marinaro's No. 1 ranking jives the East its first rushing eader in any week of any sea- on since Villanova's Gene Fi ipski led for four consecutive veeks in 1952. Purdue's Mike Phipps hek into the total offense lead will ,547 yards--1,355 passing am 92 rushing. Only Southern Methodist's Chuck Hixson will ,590 lasl year ever compile! tiore yards in the first five games of a season. Hixson, the defending passing champion, climbed into a firsl place lie wilh Idaho's Sieve 01 son wilh 112 complelions. Flori la's John Reaves leads in pass ng yardage wilh 1,451 ane ouchdown passes wilh 15. Only Tulsa's Jerry Rhonie, wilh 17 ii 964, threw more in a. season': 'irst five games. Babe Ruth Assn. Formed An association has been or- , anized lo assisl Ihe Grceley.j ily Recreation Department in,;; ie operation of the Babe Ruth^- aseball League program f o r , . oys aged 13 to 15. D u r i n g a n organizational,,, meeting recently at the Cily,,' ecreation Department Build- ng, the following officers were'.' lecied: v .'; Elmer Haskelt of 1126 32nd;'; ve., president. John Knoedler of 2003 27 St., ice president. "' Gene Meakins of 2105 Glen . 'air Dr., secretary. '' Alfred Cruz of 209 Ifith Ave. ;; '·I., Ireasurer. Kenneth G r a f f t of 614 8th Ave.," oard member. ,, Lyle Russell, 2328 20lh SI.,;; oard member. ·' Dennis Gentle,, 2405 13th St., ; oard member. "* Earl Longhurst of the City .' Recreation Department will co- " rdinate activities of the Asso- ialion wilh the City. '. It was decided at the meet-'', ng that the Association would ,' cek Ihe construction of a Babe ' iulh baseball park in Ihe area ; usl north of the presenl Butch Butler Field. In an effort lo make the Babe ?ulh program available to as .; nfiny boys as possible, the group ·f vill increase the number of earns in Greeley from the four hal parlicipaled last year lo 1 ' eight or' ten next year. How- t ever, additional sponsors must ie solicited to help defray ex- i penses of additional uniforms i and equipment. In Ihe final Nalional Leagu )layoff game belween Ihe A anla Braves and New Yor Mels, Tommy Agee and Wayn Garrell of Ihe Mels hit horn runs on first pilches. M e l ' K e Boswell hit-his homer on a 2 pilch. Tricky Greens , COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) ':[ --Collegiate golfers found the .' Jroadmoor greens so tricky in he NCAA Championships Ihis ._ year that only three of the j learly 300 players broke par '. 70 during the 72-hole compel!-.,* ,ion. Wally Bunker led Kansas Cily 1 Royal pitchers last season wilh ^ 12 victories. The ex-Baltimore Oriole lost 11 tunes. He com-" pleted 10 of 31 starts for Ihe ex-., pansion leam. ·': Associalion's Westen Olympian Spencei 'crformed brillianll; bul Dallas' balancet de Ihe difference rabbed 26 rebound: . 22 points in th losing effort. Dallas th all five scoi luble figures led 25 points, outscored the v in every quarle into a tie, at 3-1 Angeles Stars. The Stars jumped to a 13-poin lead after the first quarter am went on to defeat New Orlean; 119-99 and wreck the Bucs homecoming. "If you play enough games every once in awhile you'll have a terrible one," said Bucs Coach Babe McCarthy. "That's what happened lo us." In lhe only olher ABA game, Kentucky topped Washington 127-115. Both clubs evened their records at 1-1. In the NBA, Los Angeles defeated Baltimore 142-137 in overtime, New York whipped Phoenix 140-116 and Detroit nipped Boston 98-97. Los Angeles was paced by Larry Miller with 28 points. James Jones was high for New Orleans with 29. Kentucky captured its first victory in the Eastern Division by overtaking the new Washing- Ion Caps of the Western Division in the final minutes. Rick Jarry topped Washington wilh 20 points. Barry fouled oul wilh 3:22 left and Washington was unable to lalt the Colonels' momentum. 3arcl Carrier hit 33 poinls for (enlucky. White Stag- Mystery Deaths Of Birds Increase LONDON (AP) - More dead birds were washed ashore in Britain Tuesday, bringing the mystery death toll to well over 10,000.- Scientists said they may have been killed by an unidentified virus such as flu. The bird deaths were first reported last month when hundreds of feathered corpses landed on the coasts of Scotland and northern England. Investigators al Cambridge University and olher cenlers have been searching unsuccessfully for clues lo whal killed them. Noire Dame has beaten while losing only eight limes Four games ended in ties. Started Too Good DENVER (AP)-Paul Powell, an Ariozna Stale oul fielder signed by lhe Minnesota Twins and assigned to Denver, smashed .he first pitch served lo him in professional baseball for a single. But Powell couldn't main- lain thai hilling pace and was shunted down lo the Twin farm at Charlotte in the Southern League. No Biting in Stietch ELMONT, N. Y. 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