Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 1, 1976 · Page 6
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Ryan Rather Than Ross; Then Ross for Ryan By The Associated Press Ross is a four-letter word. So is Ryan. And so was what California Manager Dick Williams must have said when he inadvertently wrote Nolan Ryan's name on his line-up card and then had to start the fireballer against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night. "It was three or four minutes after the National Anthem when he (Williams) came up and told me I had to pitch," said Ryan, who had just rejoined the club after having his tender elbow examined. "I was just sitting down getting ready to watch the game. I didn't even have my spikes on. I had to go into the clubhouse to get my glove. By the time I' started warming up the game had already started." Ryan, who has hurled a record-tying four no-hitters in his career, pitched perfect baseball' ... for both of his two pitches. Chicago's Chet Lemon grounded the second one to shortstop and Ryan promptly gave way to Gary Ross, the scheduled starter, who pitched 7 2-3 strong innings as the Angels edged the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in 10 innings. Elsewhere in the American League, the Kansas City Royals downed the Minnesota Twins 4-2, the Texas Rangers nipped the Oakland A's 3-2 and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-4. The New York-Detroit game was rained out while Cleveland and Milwaukee were not scheduled. "It was a colossal goof, plain as that," Williams said. "I was talking With the trainer about Ryan and penciled his name in. I just fouled it up. If that man (Lemon) would have gotten on and scored' it would have cost me $500. Now it will just cost me $100." . Who fined him? "I fined myself. Hell, yes, I had to. If it would have been one of the players I'd be on him. I was more angry than embarrassed. It was just sheer stupidity." Royals 4, Twins 2 Major league batting leader George Brett scored the go-ahead run and then drove in an insurance tally two innings later. Brett, who enjoyed his 16th three-hit game of the season and boosted his batting average to .361, tripled and scored in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. His RBI single in the eighth boosted the Royals into a tworun lead. Rangers 3, A's 2 Light-hitting Jim Sundberg delivered two run-scoring singles to back the clutch pitching of Gaylord Perry and reliever Steve Foucault as the Rangers remained 3V 2 games behind Kansas City in the AL West. Sundberg only had 10 runs batted in going into the game and was batting just .230 when he victimized Mike Torrez with run-scoring hits in the fifth and seventh innings. Red Sox 6, Orioles 4 Fred Lynn collected four straight hits and Jim Rice belted a tie-breaking two-run homer as the Red Sox made it three in a row over Baltimore. Shaving cream was sprayed and water and ice thrown around in a clubhouse scene reminiscent of a pennant-clinching victory after the Red Sox handed eight-game winner Wayne Garland his first loss. Major League Baseball KC Pilot Leaves Page 6 Garden City Telegram Thursday, July 1,1976 Slow Pitch Clubs StrateaV to Foe 5tf2T- To Holc ° m ° Tourney V^X LI VJ LVSWJ y L\^ I V^V^ baseball games were played HOLCOMB-Twelve teams—Thomas vs. Regan Trenching ^J I here Wednesday evenine in compete Thursday through at 7 p.m. L&R Repair o: BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Kansas City Manager Whitey Herzog didn't have many decisions to make in the Royals latest victory. He left the strategy to the opposing manager. K.C. lefthander . Paul Splittorff struggled to a 4-2 victory, but Herzog had no intentions of taking him out. "Oh sure, I'd have to say he may have reached a point four or five times in the game where he was a pitch away from coming out of there," said Herzog. "But then I kept thinking, if I bring in a righthander all of the Minnesota hitters will get into the. game." Herzog's remark was in reference to Rod Carew, Lyman Bostock and Steve Braun, all left-handed batters who were \ given the night off by Mauch. Splittorff, now 8-6, gave up seven hits and issued six walks, but pitched out of several jams leaving 10 Twins runners stranded. "Somebody's going to pay for this," said Mauch philosophically about the Twins' lethargic hitting. "We're going to get a bunch of our guys hitting together some night and someone's going to pay." Larry Hisle had his act together for the Twins singling twice and doubling in addition to stealing a club record four bases. Hisle doubled and scored on a Craig Kusick double in the first and then singled in Steve Brye with the other Twins run in the third innning. Meanwhile, Royals third 12 Teams Enter Deerfield Meet DEERFIELD — Twelve teams from six towns compete Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in ^the annual Deerfield Lions Club Invitational Tourney for men slow-pitch softballers. The three-day meet is double-elimination. Twenty-" two (and possibly 23) games on one field will be necessary to complete play. Six of the clubs are from Garden City, two from Deerfield. One each will come from Ulysses, Lakin, Granada, and Tribune. Eight games are slated Saturday: four in the afternoon, four in the evening. Eight more will be played in a similar format Sunday. • Monday's slate calls for six ( contests. The tourney-title game will be at 7 p.m., but an 8 p.m. rematch may be necessary. Trophies will be awarded the top three teams, An all- tourney squad will also be named. Jim Johnson will again serve as tourney director. Saturday's schedule of eight games: Afternoon 1 p.m. — Craig Construction of Garden City vs. Brown^ Dupree of Ulysses. 2 p.m. -»• Lakin Texaco vs. Deerfield. 3 p.m. — First National Bank of Tribune vs. Santa Fe Motors of Deerfield. 4 p.m. — Losers- bracket contest, matching loseis of 1 and 2 p.m. games. Evening 6 p.m. — Quint Automotive of Garden City vs. Lakin- Deerfield winner. 7 p.m. — Dart-In vs. Peerless Plastics, both of Garden City. 8 p.m. — Western Alfalfa of Granada, Colo., vs. Tribune-Santa Fe winner. 9 p.m. — Losers- bracket contest, matching losers of 3 and 7 p.m. games. Master Feeders and Farm Center (both of Garden City) do not 1 make their first tourney starts until 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday. baseman George Brett turned in another routine three-hit game including a triple leading off the sixth that resulted in the game-winning run. "I'm pretty sure I'm going to be happy, real happy, the way I'm going and the team is going,"' said Brett, who improved his major league leading average to .361. "We all think we're going to win this thing." Brett smashed his eighth triple of the year to lead off the sixth against Twins starter Eddie Bane. Brett then scored on a double play ground ball to give the Royals a 3-2 advantage and spoil Bane's initial appearance of the year. Brett singled in the final Royals' run in the eighth off reliever Tom Burgmeier. The Royals first two runs came in the fourth on a two-out single by Hal McRae and successive rbi doubles by Al Cowens and Buck Martinez. "I like him," said Mauch about Bane, who was recalled last week from the Twins AAA farm club at Tacoma, Wash. "I think he could become a pitcher like Eddie Lopat was for the Yankees a few years ago if he'll learn to stay within himself and keep the hitters off balance'." •• ;,.,..,...; > The .Royals retyrn ,home to", open a weekend series against Oakland. * * * KANSAS CITY.. ... MINNESOTA ab r h bl ab r h bi Wohlford If 2100 Brye cf 4110 Oils cf 3000 Smalley ss 4000 GBretl 3b 4131 Hisle rf 4131 Mayberry Ib 3 0 1 0 Kusick Ib 2011 McRae dh 4110 Wynegar dh 4 0 0 0 Cowens rf 4111 Terrell If 3010 JMrtlnez c 4021 Randall 2b 4000 Patek ss 4000 Borgman c 3010 FWhlle 2b 4000 Cubbage 3b 4000 Splittorff p oooo Bane p o o o o Uiebber p 0000 Burgmeir p 0 0 0 0 WCmpbel p 0000 Total 32 4 8 3 Total 32 2 7 2 Kansas City ........... 000201010— .4 Minnesota ............. 101000000— .2 DP-Minnesola 1. LOB-Kansas City 5, Minnesota 10. 2B— Hisle, Kusick, Cowens. J.Martinez. 3B-J. Martinez, G.Brett. SB- Hisle 4, Kusick. S-Smalley, Otis. IP H RERBBSO Splillorff lW.8-61 9 72264 Bane Luebber Burgmeier W. Campbell T-2:40. A-7.471. 6 63321 11-30 1 0 20 1 1 00 12-300001 More league softball and baseball games were played here Wednesday evening in programs sponsored by the City Recreation Dept. Scores, listed by leagues: Adult Men's Games — Master Feeders 12-2 over Peerless Plastics. Quint Automotive 8-4 over Dart-In. Motor Electric 15-12 over Garden City Farm Center. Garst-Thomas 8-2 over Bob's 83 Restaurant. Adult Women's Games — Garden City Bullets 7-1 over Western State Bank. Hapes Truck Line 23-3 over Norris Drugstore. Golden Plains Credit Union 7-3 over Ansel's Angels of Lakin. Audiophile Sound Shop 9-6 over Alfred Miller Tractor. Prairie League — Chipmunks 2-1 over Coyotes. Rabbits 10-5 over Holcomb. Cottontails 9-1 over Bunnies. Zodiac League — Taurus 1911 over Libra. Pisces 9-8 over Libra. Taurus 14-5 over Leo. Planet League — Jupiter 13- Oover Pluto. Neptune 8-7 over Mercury. Rainbow League — Delta Irrigation 9-5 over Roark Irrigation. Ray Rowland Concrete 21-13 over Garnand Furniture. Garst-Thomas 6-5 over H&B Builders. Major League — Indians 3-0 over Jets. Cowboys 8-7 over Royals. Hawks, Falcons Eye Meet Title Two games this evening on Northeast Field of the Peebles Complex wind down the annual Skyline League Tourney. Skyline play is slow-pitch softball for boys of ages 12 through 15. All eight league teams have been taking part in the week-long single- elimination meet. Last semi-final game was played Wednesday evening. It saw the Hawks edge the Eagles by 9-7. At 6 p.m. today, the Ravens and Owls play for third place. Meeting for the tourney title at 7 p.m. will be the Falcons and Hawks. Boobirds Play Marshall's Tune By The Associated Press They're playing Mike Marshall's tune at Dodger Stadium. No, not the organist — the boobirds. "Really, I consider it the same as an ovation when I come here as a visitor and get booed," says the artistic relief pitcher. Marshall, once a Cy Young winner for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is doing his thing these days for the Atlanta Braves. Facing his former teammates for the third straight game Wednesday night, the burly right-hander pitched nearly spotless relief to help the Braves beat the Dodgers 8-3. During Marshall's performance, he got an unpleasant earful from the Dodger fans. He considered the boos a compliment, however. "After all, those fans don't want to see me in there at all," said a logical Marshall. Marshall was used to the fans' abuse, anyway. Even when he pitched for the Dodgers, he had'gotten a steady stream of jeers because of his frequent, clashes with management, teammates and the press. In the other National League games, the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1; the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped the Chicago Cubs 7-5 and the San Francisco Giants buried the Houston Astros 10-2. Two games were postponed by rain — St. Louis at New York and Philadelphia at Montreal. Earl Williams and Willie Montanez each hit three-run homers to back Marshall's clutch relief pitching. Williams slugged his homer in the fifth, breaking a scoreless duel between Atlanta's Phil Niekro, 8-4, and Burt Hooton, 5-9, who has now lost four straight decisions. An inning later Montanez hit his sixth homer as the Braves took a 6-0 lead. The Dodgers ended Niekro's bid for a shutout, scoring twice in the seventh. But Marshall took over to cool Los Angeles' rally and allowed only one hit to his former team, a ninth-inning home run by Steve Garvey. HOLCOMB — Twelve teams- compete Thursday through Sunday in the first annual Holcomb Invitational Tourney for men slow-pitch softballers. The' four-day double- elimination meet will be played on Holcomb's two new back-to-back fields. They have been constructed just north of the Arkansas River and east of the Holcomb bridge. Twenty-two (and possibly 23) games will be necessary to complete the tourney by Wednesday as planned. No lights are on the Holcomb fields as yet. Four games are slated tonight and Friday night, eight on Saturday afternoon and evening. Four more are slated Sunday afternoon, and a final two (and possibly three) on Sunday evening. Games on each field tonight and Friday are at 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday play starts at 3 p.m., Sunday action at 1 p.m. Tourney-title game is set for 6 p.m., with a 7 p.m. contest possible. All net proceeds from the meet will go to improving the new fields. Pairings for the first two evenings of play: Today On West Field — Garden City Co-op vs. T&R Construction at 7 p.m. Leoti vs. El Rancho Chuck's of Holcomb at 8 p.m. On East Field — Garst- Special Days for La Mesa RATON, N.M. — La Mesa Park will celebrate the nation's 200th birthday this weekend, July 2-5, with the running of the Oklahoma Division of the Oklahoma- Raton Triple Crown Futurity. For the first time this year, Friday through Monday races will be included on the schedule. The Oklahoma Division will be held Monday, July 5. Billed as the season's richest racing event, the Triple Crown Futurity, for Quarter Horses, is run in three separate divisions — the Oklahoma, Raton, and Supreme. Track officials estimate the stakes for each division will be approximately $100,000. Also on Monday's program, two other stakes races will be included, The Folsom Man for thoroughbreds, and the Sugarite Handicap for Quarter Horses, For those horses who qualified for, but lost during, the June 27 trials of the Triple Crown Futurity, two consolation races will also be held. The first, on Saturday, has an estimated purse of $10,000. The purse for Sunday's consolation race is approximately $15,000. WHA Gives Mariners Extension TORONTO (AP) — The World Hockey Association has given the San Diego Mariners a 10-day extension to come up with local ownership, but the league's chief executive officer is not optimistic. Ben Hatskin said Wednesday on the second and final day of the league's annual meeting that the WHA will draw up a schedule for 11 teams, meaning it will not include the financially troubled Mariners. "We'll be doing that in the next few days," said Hatskin of his scheduling plans. "If we're able to ice 12 teams, we'll alter that schedule." In other business, the league held its intra-league draft, cut roster limits to 18 players for the 1976-77 season and set up a committee to study on-ice violence. Eleven players changed teams in the draft with Florida — formerly the Cleveland Crusaders — and the Calgary Cowboys taking three each while the Edmonton Oilers and the Quebec Nordiques took two apiece and the Birmingham Bulls, formerly the Toronto Toros, took one. Hatskin said there are two groups interested in keeping the Mariners in San Diego. The team has been without an owner since 'Baltimore businessman Joe Schwartz missed a payroll and defaulted on the franchise late in the season. Hatskin declined to identify the two San Diego groups but he did say that Vancouver millionaire Peter Graham, owner of the San Diego Arena, has definitely dropped out of the running. Hatskin said the league had taken what he described as "a positive step toward eliminating violence and upgrading the game" when it reduced the playing roster to 16 skaters and two goaltenders from 18 and two. "The move will automatically eliminate the less-talented player and increase competition," Hatskin said, adding that some teams carry a player or two just because of fighting ability with little regard to hockey skill. He also conceded it would save money, a not unimportant consideration for a league with most of its clubs in the red. Another rule, copied from international hockey, will require the teams to change ends at the 10-minute mark of the third period. The idea is to remove any advantage the home team might ,gain by having its players' bench in its own end for two full periods, Hatskin said that while efforts are being made to save the San Diego franchise, there are two other groups, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and Seattle, interested in obtaining franchises. The Minnesota Fighting Saints' franchise in St. Paul folded last season. And Hatskin said an Ottawa citizens' group had made a presentation to the meeting -Thomas vs. Regan Trenching at 7 p.m. L&R Repair of Holcomb vs. Mexican- American Club of Ulysses at 8 Friday On West Field — Ehresman Packing vs. winner of game between Co-op and T&R at 7 p.m. Bell Creek Trucking vs. winner of game between Garst and Regan at 8 p.m. On East Field — Craig Construction vs. winner of game between Leoti and El Rancho Chuck's at 7 p.m. Brown-Dupree of Ulysses vs. winner of game between L&R Repair and Mexican- American Club. By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. GB New York 43 26 .623 Cleveland 36 33 .522 7 Boston 34 35 .493 9 Detroit 34 35 .493 9 Baltimore 34 37 .479 10 Milwkee 25 41 .379 16'/a West Kan City 44 27 .620 — Texas 40 30 .571 3'/i! Oakland 36 38 .486 9'^> Chicago 33 37 .471 10^ Minnesota 33 39 .458 11'* California 31 45 .408 15' 2 Wednesday's Results Boston 6, Baltimore 4 New York at Detroit, ppd., rain California 2, Chicago 1, 10 innings Kansas City 4, Minnesota 2 Texas 3, Oakland 2 Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Detroit (Roberts7-6) at Baltimore (R. May 5-4), (n) New York (Figueroa 9-4) at Cleveland (Dobson 9-5), (n) _ Boston (Jenkins 6-8) at Milwaukee (Slaton 8-6), (n) Oakland (Mitchell 3-5) at Kansas City (Bird 8-1), (n) California (Hartzell 0-2) at Chicago (Brett 3-2), (n) Only games scheduled Friday's Games New York at Cleveland, (n) Detroit at Boston, (n) Boston at Milwaukee, (n) Oakland at Kansas City, (n) California at Minnesota, (n) Texas at Chicago, (n) NATIONAL LEAGUE • East W L Pet. GB Phila 50 20 .714 Pitts 41 29 .586 9 New York 39 37 .513 14 St. Louis 31 41 .431 20 Chicago 30 43 . .411 21'/i Montreal 24 1 43 .358 24', 2 West Cincinnati 46 29 .613 — Los Ang 42, 34 .553 4'/ a San Diego 39 ,36 .520 7 Atlanta 34 41 .453 12 Houston 34 41 .453 12 San Fran 31 47 .397 le'/z San Francisco 10, Houston 2 Pittsburgh 7, Chicago 5 ' St. Louis at New York, ppd., rain Philadelphia at Montreal, ppd., rain \ San Diego 3, Cincinnati l Atlanta 8, Los Angeles 3 Thursday's Games St. Louis (Forsch 2-2) at New York (Koosman7,-6) : Philadelphia (Christenson 83) at Montreal (Carrithers 3-6), (n) , Los Angeles (Rau 6-5) at San Diego (Strom 7-7), (n) Only games scheduled Friday's Games Houston at Cincinnati, 2, (tn) Chicago at New York, (n) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, (n) i Montreal at St. Louis, (n) Los Angeles at San Diego, (n) Atlanta at San Francisco, (n) Wimbledon's Grass Court A Delight — and Despair WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The grass on the famed Wimbledon center court, browned by weeks of hot sun and scuffed by 10 days of hard play, has put an added premium this year on the lightning services of the top tennis stars. Grass is the delight of the big serve and quick putaway volley players, and the despair of those who prefer the baseline maneuvers of clay courts. Roscoe Tanner of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., reputed to have the fastest service in the game at 140 miles per hour, turned around Wimbledon by crushing second-seeded Jimmy Connors in straight sets in the men's singles quarter-finals. His cannonball serves kicked up the dust and skidded away at such a pace, they were hard to follow. But Connors said, "Never dig up the grass at Wimbledon, as they did at Forest Hills (N.Y.'for the U.S. Open). If you do, I'll never come back again." The programmers complicated the lives of the touring pros by scheduling Wimbledon only a week after the French championships, played on the slow clay courts at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. • The players would like to have about three weeks on British frass to tune up for Wimbledon and shake the clay court habits from their systems. Arthur . Ashe, president of the Association of Tennis Professionals,, says his 1 organization is going to press' the question with the federations. Chris Evert was worried about her service after scoring an uneasy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 semifinal victory over Martina Navratilova of Musial, DiMag 'Surprised' MILWAUKEE (AP) - Former baseball greats Stan Musial and Joe DiMaggio expressed surprise Wednesday concerning Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's order cancelling the sale of three players by Oakland A's owner Charlie Finley. "You would think Finley should be able to sell his players if that's what he wants to do," Musial said while here with DiMaggio to take part in the Greater Milwaukee Open Golf Tournament Pro-Am event. "I was under the impression that he owned the team." DiMaggio said: "If Finley owns the team, he should be able to conduct team business. In the past club owners, for years, have been selling players. Connie Mack sold six or seven players and Mountain Landis didn't do a thing. And he was thought to be a tough commissioner." Kuhn negated Finley's sale of outfielder Joe Rudi and pitcher Rollie Fingers to the Boston Red Sox for a million dollars each and pitcher Vida Blue to the New York Yankees for $L5 million. Czechoslovakia Wednesday. In Friday's final, Miss Evert, of Fort Laude'rdale, Fla., will meet Evonne Goolagong of Australia, who ousted Virginia Wade of Britain 6-2, 6-2. "Every time I got my first serve in, it was effective, but I wasn't satisfied with the number I got in," Miss Evert said. "I will have to get in 80 per cent of my first serves against Evonne, because she will come in on my second serves. : I know that," '••. Miss Navratilova, a ' powerful hitter, spurred some excitement in the crowd by taking the second set, .upsetting Miss Evert's rhythm and touch with well-placed winners. But Miss Evert, the 1974 Wimbledon champion and No. 1 seed this year, kept cool and eventually wore down the 19- year-old Czech, who now lives in the United States. Miss Goolagong, the 1971 Wimbledon champion and losing finalist in 1975, had a much easier time. Miss Wade, a notoriously erratic player, seemed completely overcome by centercourt nerves and never was able to keep the ball in play. Five Tilts on Tap Here Friday Five men's league slow- pitch softball games will be played at Pansier Field here Friday night. The schedule: 6:30 p.m. — Ehresman Packing vs. Craig Construction. 7:16 p.m. — L&R Repair of Holcomb vs. Pizza Inn. 8:00 p.m. — Bell Creek Trucking vs. Garden City Coop. 8:45 p.m. \— Farmland Foods vs. Dank's Wrecking Crew. 9:30 p.m. — T&R Construction vs.' Don's Mill and Elevator, A Resolve To Serve. Philip C. Vieux for County Attorney. Paid for by P. C. Vieux. — Pol. Adv. expressing interest in getting a team. Ottawa was one of the - original clubs in the WHA, moving to Toronto and now to Birmingham. The league also announced that the fifth annual All-Star Game will be held in Hartford, Conn., home of the New England Whalers, on Jan. 18,1977. It will match the best players of the East and West. The new divisional alignment, announced Tuesday, has Quebec, New England, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Birmingham and Florida in the East and Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Phoenix and Houston in the West. The Florida team, which will operate in Hollywood, has not yet been given a name, said owner Bill Putnam. .ML Everybody Working For A Bette Environment Coors "Cash for Cans 1 Paying 15° a pound for clean, crushed Truck will be at Dart-In, 4th and Fulton in Garden City On July 2nd from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. HII fur ITITT mr mi. n. HI uio inn CITT, mill (316) 127-8188 17111 aluminum cans. 1° each for all Coors bottles,

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