Daily Record from Morristown, New Jersey on September 27, 1989 · Page 23
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Section BuSinCSS Pages C7-11 Daily Record MORRIS COUNTY, N.J. Wednesday. September 27. 1989 Mike O'Neill ON FOOTBALL Penn St. perplexes Rutgers What is there about Penn State that can drive a Rutgers football fan crazy? A better question might be: What is there that doesn't? Rutgers may have started college football, but Penn State owns its eastern branch, especially since Joe Paterno a took over as head coach in 1966. But a week from Saturday, , Rutgers has a chance to do what it has never done, and only a handful of teams have done in the Paterno years beat Penn State for the second straight year. Rutgers' 21-16 win at Penn State last year was shocking enough. A win Oct. 7 at Giants Stadium would be inconceivable. Or would it? Certainly, Rutgers has a talented team, despite a 2-0-2 record that should be 4-0. But flip-flop the teams, and two wins in two consecutive years isn't inconceivable, it's expected. And that's the difference between the teams: Penn State is expected to win; Rutgers is expected to hope to win. The other difference is Paterno. He has established himself as a coach who can win games and keep his integrity. As time has gone by, his reputation has only gotten bigger. But that success has had its price, especially in the last ; two years, since Penn State's 12-0 national championship season in 1986. Paterno said he has found non-football pur-, suits taking more and more of his time. Maybe that's why the Nittany Lions had their first losing season since 1938 last year. . But Paterno's high profile away from the football field is a big part of Penn State's mystique. Travel out to Penn State, and you can buy full-size cardboard cutouts of Paterno, similar to the cutouts of Michael Keaton as Batman that seem to lurk around every corner at your neighborhood shopping mall. Try to imagine Rutgers football coach Dick Anderson as a cardboard cutout. Try. to imagine him writing an autobiography, as Paterno recently did. You can't? That's not surprising. Not many college coaches have the profile and personality that Paterno has, not even ones, like Anderson, who learned to coach at the master's feet Lately, Paterno's personality hasn't helped the Nittany Lions win many games. Last year's disappointment has been followed this year by a home loss to Virginia the team Notre Dame thrashed in the Kickoff Classic. Last week, the Lions had to score a last-minute touchdown to defeat Boston College. Even Rutgers only needed a last-minute field goal to defeat BC. Maybe the aftermath of the 1986 national championship has had something to do with Penn State's recent woes. But you can be sure that if Paterno recognizes he needs to spend more time concentrating on football, he will make the time to concentrate on football. And when Paterno concentrates on football, look out. ' That's one more thing to drive Rutgers fans crazy. MIKE O'NEILL is a Daily Record staff writer who covers college football. (7, UP r 7 -, '.- ' ..6- V M v. . f f 'VvV J" I ! ' ,HA:, K"i M" b Karen Fucito -oar mow , Chatham goalie Brad Koehler (left) punches the ball upfield just before teammate John Wilmont (15) could get his head on it. Cougars ground Whippany Park Chatham nets 2 in fourth By Mark Kitchin Daily Record CHATHAM TWP. - The way the Chatham boys soccer team had been playing lately, one might think its future would be up in the air. But yesterday, the Cougars proved any thoughts about their team having a successful season seem to be as well grounded as their offense. "We feel we have our best success on the ground offensively," Chatham soccer coach BobOsieja said. "Our players have very good skills. Why try the kick and run like other teams." Chatham kept the ball down and also kept its self control in a 3-1 victory over Whippany Park at Cougar Field. The Cougars scored two goals in the fourth quarter, with just 10 players on the field after one player was ejected. It was a must win for Chatham, last year's Group 2 state champion. The Cougars had a record of 43-1-2 over the last two years, but losses to Mountain Lakes and Bernards early in the season had left a struggling Chatham team with a 1-2 record coming into this game. The only loss Chatham suffered last season was to Whippany Park, last year's Group 1 champion. "You can't lose 16 varsity players and not feel it," Osieja said. "You have to take your licks. This was the biggest win we'll ever have this season. It calmed us See CHATHAM C2 r i j ""I, ! . f.A. . Ml Vvv i.') r A f V ' It 1 'f . ! y . . i i By KAREN Fucrro Daily Record Whippany Park's Rob Shipley (center) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first quarter that put the Wildcats ahead, 1-0. Boggs' hit parade never seems to end He continues to rewrite record book 200 hits, 100 walks Year Player ' ; Hit BB 1915 Ty Cobb 208 118 1921 Babe Ruth' ; 204 144 1923 Babe Ruth , - 205 v 170 . 1924 Babe Ruth j 200 142 1927 Lou Gehrig , 218 109 1930 Lou Gehrig : 220 101 1930 Hack Wilson . - ' 208 105 1930 Woody English ' 214 100 1931 Lou Gehrig . 211 117 1932 Lou Gehrig - 208 108 1932 Jimmie Foxx - 213 116 1934 Lou Gehrig 210 109 1936 Lou Gehrig 205 130 1937 Lou Gehrig 200 127 1937 Hank Greenberg - 200 102 1949 Stan Musial 207 107 1953 Stan Musial : 200 105 1986 Wade Boggs v 207 , 105 ' 1987 Wade Boggs t .200 105 . 1988 Wade Boggs ' 214 125 ; .1989 Wade Boggs 201 103 ; By Dave O'hara Associated Press BOSTON A week ago in Toronto, Wade Boggs was "really down," gripped in a rare 1-for-20 slump. t The Boston Red Sox' hitting star counted himself out of the race for a fifth American League batting championship. I Hitting only .322, he said he would concentrate instead on getting 200 hits. "My back was against the wall," Boggs said of the slump which had him with 188 hits and 11 games left. So, Boggs did what's become natural for him in eight years with the Red Sox. He went on a batting binge. In five games, he went l?-for-25, becoming the first player in this century to reach the 200-hit mark seven years in a row. By going 4-for-5, including his 50th double of the season, against the New York Yankees Monday night, Boggs also set a major league record with 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons. He broke out of a tie with Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, who did it from 1930-32. And, while pushing his average to .331, Boggs got back into the race for a fifth consecutive batting title and sixth in seven years. Minnesota's Kirby Puckett, the league leader, sat out a game Monday with a .342 average. Oakland's Carney Lansford is next at .336. "I'm not thinking about that," Boggs said. "It was in the cards that I get the 200-hit, 100-walk season. We'll see what the cards say about the rest of the week." Boggs said he considered the 200-hit, 100-walk season "quite an accomplishment" because of the distraction after details of his steamy affair with Margo Adams were published during spring training. "I didn't want to fold up my tent and have a bad year and blame it on what happened," Boggs said. Given a standing ovation before Boston's See BOGGS C4 Sid blanks Phils Mets give Fernandez solid support By Sandy Seegers Daily Record NEW YORK - Maybe no one informed Sid Fernandez the pennant race is over. Fernandez, the New York Mets' big left-hander, remained a model of consistency last night. .The play of his teammates, fortunately for Fernandez, was inconsistent with recent performances, meaning they played a strong all-around game. Fernandez, backed by errorless defense and opportunistic offense, ' pitched a three-hitter to help the Cubs clinch Page C4 Mets to a 3-0 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies before a crowd 17,385 at Shea Stadium. Fernandez, 13-5, gained his fourth victory in his last six starts and beat the Phillies for the third time this season. In his last outing in St. Louis, Fernandez pitched a complete game two-hitter for a 6-1 Mets victory. He picked up where he left off last night, striking out nine and walking just three. Fernandez opened the game by striking out the Phillies' leadoff batter, Lenny Dykstra. He walked No. 2 batter Bob Dernier before retiring the next 11 hitters in a row. Dickie Thon drew a walk off Fernandez to start the fifth. Charlie Hayes, robbed of a home run in the first by Mark Carreon, got the Phillies' first hit, a single to left field. After that, Fernandez put on his See METS C4 Red Sox hammer Sanks Associated Press'. BOSTON ade Boggs singled twice. irtan eight-run first-inning uprising and raised his average to .332 as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 9-5 last night Boston, which won for for the 10th time in 11 games, got runs from eight different players in the first inning. Eight different players drove in runs, too. Andy Hawkins, 14-15, got just one batter out, allowing five hits and eight runs and walking three. Eric Hetzel, 2-3, won for the first time in 10 starts since his major league debut on July 1. He allowed nine hits and five runs. Boggs, the five-time American League batting champion, raised his hit total to 203. In the batting race, he trails Minnesota's Kirby Puckett, who finished the night at .343, and Oakland's Carney Lansford, who is hitting .336. New York had gone ahead in the first when Luis Polonia doubled and scored on Don Mattingly's single. But Boston sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the inning. Jody Reed was the only batter who didn't score and Kevin Romine was the only one not to drive in a run. Mike Blowers hit an RBI single in the second and Steve Sax hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning, Jesse Barfield tripled in a run in the third and Brian Dorsett's RBI single in the sixth made it 8-5. Mike Greenwell homered in the bottom of the inning.

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