Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 21, 1976 · Page 13
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, July 21, 1976
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Major League Baseball The Bird' Impressive—Even to Himself By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE East WLPct.GB Phila 59 28 .678 — Pitts 49 39 .557 10'/ 2 New York 49 45 .521 13'/ 2 St. Louis 40 49 .449 20 Chicago 37 53 .411 23'/ z Montreal 27 57 .321 30'/ 2 West Cincinnati 57 35 .620 — Los Ang 51 41 .554 6 Houston 48 46 .511 10- San Diego 46 47 .495 11'A Atlanta 42 49 .462 14'/ 2 San Fran 39 55 .415 19 Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 9-3, Houston 5-4 Montreal 4, Atlanta 3 New York 2, Cincinnati 1 San Diego 3, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Chicago 3, San Francisco 2 Wednesday's Games St. Louis (Denny 5-4) at Los Angeles (Button 10-7) Philadelphia (Kaat '9-4)' at San Diego (Freisleben 6-6) Chicago (Renko 3-5) at San Francisco (Montefusco 8-8) Houston (Andujar 6-5 and Dierker 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 9-5 and Demery 5-3), 2, (t-n) Atlanta (Ruthven 11-8) at Montreal (Fryman 8-7), (n) New York (Matlack 10-3) at Cincinnati (Norman 7-2), (n) Thursday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, (n) Atlanta at Montreal, (n) Chicago at St. Louis, (n) San Diego at Los Angeles, (n) Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE East WLPct.GB New York 56 32 .636 — Baltimore 44 44 .500 12 Cleveland 42 44 .488 13 Detroit 41 44 .482 13'/ 2 Boston 42 46 .477 14 Milwkee 36 49 .424 18'/ 2 West Kan City 56 34 .622 — Oakland 48 44 .522 9 Texas 46 43 .517 9% Minnesota 41 48 .461 14'/ 2 Chicago 40 48 .455 15 California 39 55 .415 19 Tuesday's Results Oakland 7, Cleveland 4 Baltimore 10, Kansas City 3 Milwaukee 6, California 2 New York 14, Chicago 9, 8 innings Detroit 8, Minnesota 3 Boston 4, Texas 2 Wednesday's Games California (Ryan 7-11) at Cleveland (Waits 3-4), (n) Oakland (Lindblad 4-2) at New York (Hunter 11-8), (n) Milwaukee (Colborn 6-10) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 11-5), (n) Detroit (Ruhle 5-6 and Lemanczyk 1-1) at Chicago (Gossage 5-8 and Johnson 8-9), 2, (t-n) Boston (Wise 7-7) at Minnesota (Goltz7-8), (n) Baltimore (May 6-7) at Texas (Perry 9-7), (n) Thursday's Games Oakland at New York California at Cleveland, (n) Milwaukee at Kansas City, (n) Boston at Minnesota, (n) Detroit at Chicago, (n) Baltimore at Texas, (n) By The Associated Press • It was an impressive performance by Mark Fidrych — impressive to the losing manager, to his own teammates and even to himself. "I'm honestly more impressed with his enthusiasm than his pitching," said Minnesota Manager Gene Mauch, who watch Fidrych hurl the Detroit Tigers to an 8-3 victory over thei Twins. "That kid might be the best thing that's happened to this game in a long time." The rookie pitcher, who gave up 10 hits but was aided by three Detroit double plays, completed his 12th game in 13 starts as he raised his record to 11-2. In other American League games Tuesday night, Baltimore trounced Kansas City 103, Oakland topped Cleveland 74, Milwaukee defeated California 6-2, Boston downed Texas 4-2 and the New York Yankees toppled the Chicago White Sox 14-9. Detroit's Rusty Staub slammed a three-run homer and Ron LeFlore added a two- run blast to provide the hitting punch for the Tigers. Tony Oliva, the Twins' designated hitter, gave himself a 35th birthday present by going 4- for-4 and received a standing ovation from the crowd of 30,425, about 22,000 more than Minnesota's season average. A's 7, Indians 4 Sal Bando's run-scoring single and Phil Garner's basesloaded triple snapped a 3-3 tie in the ninth and boosted Oakland to its victory over Cleveland. Brewers 6, Angels 2 Hank Aaron smashed the 755th home run of his career and George Scott added a fourbagger , to power Milwaukee past California. The back-to-back homers in the seVenth inning gave the Brewers an untouchable 5-1 lead. Orioles 10, Royals 3 Two home runs by Lee May and single round-trippers by Bobby Grich and Reggie Jackson paced Baltimore to its rout of Kansas City. Jamie Quirk hit a home run for the Royals. The -yictory, Wayne Garland's 12th against only one loss, was the Orioles' eighth in their last 10 games. Red Sox.4, Rangers 2 Reliever Jim Willoughby came on in the ninth with the bases loaded and none out, giving up only a sacrifice fly, as Boston held on to defeat Texas. Rick Jones, 4-0, got the victory for the Red Sox although he gave up 11 of the Rangers' 14 hits in just 6 2-3 innings. But Boston belted out 12 hits of their own with Rick Buleson Burleson and Cecil Cooper combining for five. Yankees 14, White Sox 9 Thurman Munson rapped out a double and two singles, Page 15 Garden City Telegram Wednesday, July 21,1976 driving in four runs, as the New York Yankees rebounded from a 7-0 first inning deficit to crush the Chicago White Sox in a game halted by rain in the bottom of h the eighth. New York tied up the contest with seven runs in the second inning and went ahead to stay with four more in the fourth. Munson singled in two runs in the second and drive in two more with a double in the eighth. Young Golfers To State Meet SALINA — Practice rounds were to be played here today for a state golf tourney by two youthful, Garden Citians. Entered are Tim Schiffelbein and Doug Yost. The event is the annual Kansas Insurance Youth Golf Classic. It's traditionally sponsored by th*e Independent Insurance Agents of Kansas. " The ' two-day meet runs Thursday and Friday at Salina Country Club. Schif- Two Games Played Before Rain Hit Only two softball games were completed here Tuesday evening in leagues sponsored by the City Recreation Dept. All others were rained out. In the Rainbow League, Rowland Concrete took a 6-3 decision over H&B Builders. In the Planet League, Saturn was a 13-6 victor over Earth. felbein won the annual local tourney in Garden City this summer, with Yost finishing second. Competing at Salina will be. young golfers from 22 Kansas towns. Top six finishers in the state tourney advance to the annual National IYC at Reston, Va. At Reston, the six from Kansas (plus top finishers from other state IYC meets) will play alongside 20 of the nation's best touring professional golfers. Boys will take part from 40 states of the union. Another Big 8 Grid Record Seen KANSAS CITY (AP) Never mind the Olympic Games • in Montreal or the pennant races in the various American and National League cities. So what if ticket prices are going up. Here in Mid-America, where college football reigns supreme, pigskin fever still is epidemic. And while it's a bit early to say for certain, Big Eight Conference gridiron fans appear to be making another record dash toward the turnstiles. Last year, in 47 home games, Big Eight teams drew more than • 2'/ 2 million individuals, an average of more than 50,000 a game. This year's totals, could go higher, even though five schools have increased their price of season tickets. Two schools which have not raised prices have a good excuse: they can't go any higher. Oklahoma and Nebraska always sell out anyway and have huge waiting tickets. lists to get season Don Bryant, sports information director at Nebraska, said there are always "thousands more who request season tickets than we can accomodate." Of the five schools increasing prices, Oklahoma State and Kansas lead the way with a 20 per cent jump over last year. Other Big Eight members and their percentage increases are Colorado, with a 12 per cent increase, Missouri 10 per cent, and Iowa State with a five percent hike. Only Kansas State is showing a drop in season ticket sales, after enjoying a substantial increase in 1975. LIVE! AT THE GRAIN BIN "NEW MORNING BAND" 9:30 - 12:30 Bobby Grich Is Back; Just Ask the Royals KANSAS CITY (AP) — Bobby Grich has learned to stop and smell the roses. The Baltimore infielder, whose season was threatened in April by a series of physical setbacks, ^enjoyed his finest game of the year Tuesday night, but talked about the little things. "When you've been sick and come back," he said, "you really appreciate your health." Grich belted a home run and a triple to help boost the Orioles past the Kansas City Royals, 10-3, driving in five runs and playing his customarily impeccable second base. "I had all kinds of things hit me at the first of the year," he said. "About the second week I pulled something in" my shoulder, and pretty soon after that I got a virus infection in the intestines and lost about 15'pounds. Then I . got tonsilitus, and finally I had to stay home a week. "I finally got well about the middle of May. When you've been sick and come back, you really appreciate your health, and you enjoy the little things in lite a lot more, like eating a steak." The Orioles, victors in eight of their last 10 games, feasted on Royal pitching for 12 hits, including Grich's home run, a mammoth blast by Reggie Jackson .and two medium-distance shots off the bat of Lee May. Grich's big night at the plate boosted his RBI count to 30 and the smooth-fielding veteran appears en route to another solid season. Some Oriole observers had predicted that his contract holdout — he and 'several teammates are playing out their option — might hinder his performance. "That hasn't influenced my play at all," he said. "I'm just trying to have the best possible year. It's not hard to block those things out of your mind." Righthander Wayne Garland, chief benefactor of the Orioles' power-packed attack, gave up seven hits and improved his record to 12-1, the best winning percentage in the American Eeague. "I guess we were kinda due for one of those," sighed Royals Manager Whitey Herzog, who admitted that loser Doug Bird, 9-3, "didn't throw well. He'd throw one good pitch and two or three bad ones." Olympic TV Schedule MONTREAL (AP) — Two Olympic basketball powers — the United States and Yugoslavia — will clash tonight as • ABC-TV's coverage of the Summer Games continue. Both teams have been tabbed as possible medal winners. Also tonight, Romania's , Nadia Comaneci and Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union will compete for the individual gymnastics gold medals. Miss Korbut, now 21 years old, became the darling of the 1972 Games in Munich, while the 14-year-old Romanian scored unprecedented perfect 10s in three phases of the team gymnastics competition. ABC's coverage of the Games will run from 7:30 to 11 'p.m., EDT, plus a 15-minute wrapup at 11:30 p.m. Events that will be televised won't be known until shortly before the broadcast because much of the network's coverage is live. However, the U.S.-Yugoslavia men's basketball game is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Top swimming finals scheduled today include the 100-meter butterfly where-Joe Bottom of Santa Clara, Calif., will battle East Germany's Roger Pyttel for a gold medal, the men's 800-meter freestyle relay and women's 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke. Finley-Kuhn Feud Goes Congressional WASHINGTON (AP)— The feud between baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and Oakland A's owner Charley Finley moved into a congressional forum today. 'Kuhn and Finley — along with owners Allan Selig of the Milwaukee Brewers, John W. Galbreath of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Robert L. Howsam of the Cincinnati Reds — were the first witnesses called before a special House committee investigating professional sports. Chairman B.F. Sisk, D-Calif., said the scope of the investigation by the 13- member House group will range from league expansions and franchise switches to owner dealings with player labor unions and frpm the tax and antitrust status of pro teams to violence in hockey. Sisk said the legal and personal hassle between Kuhn and Finley over the commissioner's nullification of the multimillion dollar sale of three Oakland stars*—Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers and Vida Blue—was to be a main focus of attention. Commenting on the dispute which has been taken to the federal courts by Fihley, Sisk has indicated sympathy with the commissioner's case that blocked the sale of the three A's to.the Red Sox and Yankees. '"I think it signalled the start of a bidding war for free agents," Sisk said of Finley's transaction. "I think the commissioner did the right thing in nipping it in the bud." Commissioner Pete Rozelle of the National Football League and two owner representatives, Joe Robbie of the Miami Dolphins and Billy Sullivan of the New England Patriots, also were called to testify on the first day of the hearings. Commissioners and owners from the National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association were to appear Thursday. The committee, created by Congress May 18 as a result of baseball's refusal to return the sport to the nation's capital, also will hold hearings next Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 2-5 and Aug. 10. Sisk's committee can recommend legislative steps to Congress but can not actually draft specific measures. He indicated he might center on the tax and antitrust exemptions now enjoyed by pro sports owners. - Day Freight Service with the TELEGRAM TRANSPORT to any of these towns: You Get Same-Day Delivery i ..* I •• I.roll C? Snilt Cil\ Vehicles leave here about 1:30 p.m. daily, and will be at final destinations by 5 p.m. For delivery that evening, packages should be in The Telegram office by 1;30 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays to permit routing and loading. No weight over 100 pounds can be accepted. In towns siTVi'd by Telegram carriers, delivery will be made to the destination. For rural patrons or 'those in neighboring towns, delivery can be made in towns nearest destination, as shown on map. RATES-Distance to be computed by actual Speedometer mileage from Telegram office to destination Weight in Pounds 0 to 10. 11 to 20. 21 to 30. 31 to 40. 41 to 50. 51 to 70 71 to 100 0-25 Miles 2.00 2.10 2.40 2.70. 3.00. 3.50 4.10 26-50 Miles 2.00 2.20 , 2.50 2.80 3.20 3.75 ,4.35 Over 50 Miles 2.00 2.30 2.60 2.90 . 3.40 3.90 . 4.60 Add M.OO to above rates for freight over 20 cubic feet in size or 4 ft. in length. Another Service for Garden City and Gardenland BY THE Garden City Telegram

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