Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 26, 1976 · Page 7
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Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, August 26, 1976
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Scoreboard By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Tiant, Rankled by Age Talk, Rakes BoSox EAST Phila Pitts New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal W 82 68 64 55 57 41 WEST New York Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Boston Milwkee EAST 75 48 64 60 62 63 60 65 59 65 56 65 Pet. GB .661 — .544 14 Vz .508 19 .455 25'/ 2 .449 26'/ 2 .342 39 AMERICAN .610 — .516 11 V 2 .496 14 .480 16 .476 16 '/ 2 .463 18 Cincinnati Los Ang San Diego Houston Atlanta San Fran LEAGUE Kan City Oakland Minnesota Texas California Chicago W L 80 47 71 55 62 67 61 68 58 70 56 72 WEST 76 49 68 58 62 65 58 68 55 72 55 72 Pet. .630 .563 .481 .473 .453 .438 .608 .540 .488 .460 .433 .433 GB 19 20 22 '/ 2 24 V 2 15 18'/2 22 22 AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Results Chicago 5, Houston 1 San Francisco 7, New York 1 Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 3, San Diego 0 Los Angeles 3, Montreal 1 Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Houston (Richard 14-12) at Chicago (R. Reuschel 11-8) Philadelphia (Kaat 11-8) at Cincinnati (Nolan 11-8), (n) By The Associated Press Luis Tiant says he doesn't want to pitch forever. Funny ... most people thought he already had. The amazing right-hander, who may be the oldest person ever born on his listed birth- date .of Nov. 23, 1940, continued his resurgence from a five-game July skid Wednesday by pitching the Boston Red Sox to an 8-2 triumph over the California Angels. It was his fifth victory in a row this month and boosted his cecord to 15-10. Despite the victory, Tiant was still rankled by a recent Boston radio show on which sports writers brought up his age. "They're all the time NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Results Boston 8, California 2 Baltimore 9, Oakland 4 Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1 New York 5, Minnesota 4, 19 talking about how old I am," innings he griped. "One of these days Detroit 3, Chicago 1 I'll have to retire. I don't want Milwaukee 5, Texas 1 to p jt c h forever. But I'm not Thursday's Game complaining about anybody.' Kansas City (Pattin 6-10) at i' m j us t going to go out and Boston (Cleveland 7-6),(n) pitch." Only game scheduled Joining Tiant as 15-game winners in the American League were a couple of youngsters, Detroit's Mark Fidrych and Milwaukee's Bill Travers. Fidrych hurled the Tigers to a five-hit 3-1 triumph over the Chicago White Sox while Travers bested the Texas Rangers 5-1 with help from two Brewer relievers. Elsewhere, Andy Hassler, who snapped a near-record 18- game losing streak earlier this month, got his fourth straight win as the Kansas City Royals nipped the Cleveland Indians 2-1; the Baltimore Orioles trounced the Oakland A's 9-4 and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in a S'/a-hour, 19-inning game. Tiant allowed four hits, struck out three and walked four before letting Tom Murphy pitch a mop-up ninth. He retired the first 11 California batters and didn't give up a hit until the fifth. Tigers 3, White Sox 1 Aurelio Rodriguez helped Fidrych win for the llth time in 14 Tiger Stadium decisions by driving in two runs with a single and a sacrifice, fly. Fidrych has now beaten every team in the league. "It seemed like I didn't kick in until the sixth; I don't know why," said The Bird, who retired the last 13 batters and lowered his earned run average to 2.11 with his 18th complete game in 21 starts. Royals 2, Indians 1 Hassler scattered five hits in seven innings while George Brett's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning following a single by Al Cowens and a double by Amos Otis drove in the winning run off Jim Kern. The Indians got their only run in the first inning on a walk, Ray Fosse's single and a pair of infield outs. It was the fifth consecutive strong outing by the 24-year- old left-hander, who had dropped 17 in a row when the Royals purchased him from the Angels earlier this season and lost his first Kansas City decision. Orioles 9, A's 4 Bobby >Grich hit a two-run homer and Mark Belanger belted a three-run double as Baltimore scored five times in the first inning against ex- teammate Paul Mitchell. Yankees 5, Twins 4 Mickey Rivers' two-out fly ball sailed over the head of Minnesota center fielder Steve Brye for a run-scoring single in the 19th inning, scoring Oscar Gamble from second base with winning run in a 5:27 marathon. Reliever Dick Tidrow hurled 102-3 brilliant innings, allowing only four singles. Minnesota's Tom Burgmeier walked Gamble to open the 19th and Willie Randolph sacrificed him to second. One out later, Rivers caught Brye playing shallow to prevent a hit from falling in front of him and hit a catch- able fly ball which rolled all the way to the center field fence. Brewers 5, Rangers 1 Don Money's two-run homer helped Milwaukee defeat Texas for the eighth time in a row. Travers worked 51-3 innings and became the second pitcher in the club's history to win 15 games. Money homered off loser Bert Superstar Contest on Tap Fast-Pitch Softball Meet For Local Family's Benefit Coming up for the next two weeks here is the second annual Men's Superstar Contest, a promotion of the City Recreation Dept. It gets under way Tuesday of next week and runs through Thursday, September 16. Sixteen events are slated, and a man must take part in at least 7 of the 16 to be eligible for the overall Superstar title. Four age brackets are planned: 15 through 19, 20-29, 30-39, and 40-and-over. A fee of 75 cents will be charged to compete in each event. Participants may, if they wish, use their own equipment LIVE EVERY NITE GRAIN BIN "HOT ICE" ALL GIRL BAND 9:30 to 12:30 in a specific event — as long as the equipment is regulation. The Rec. Dept. will furnish equipment for those not having their own. Additional information on any or all of the events can be obtained by calling Civic Center at 276-2362. Schedule of events, with times and sites listed: Tuesday, Aug. 31 — Softball- hitting contest. 7 p.m. at Clint Lightner Field. Wed., Sept. 1 — 100-yard dash. 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium track adjacent to Garden City High School. 880- yard run will also be there at 7:00 p.m. this same evening. Thurs., Sept. 2 — Horseshoe tournament at 6:30 p.m. at courts in Finnup Park. 50-yard swim contest at 7:00 p.m. at YMCA pool. Tues., Sept. 7 — Miniature golf tournament. 7:00 p.m. at Little Links Course in Finnup Park. Wed., Sept. 8 — Arm- wrestling tourney at 7 p.m. 8- ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. Both at Civic Center. Thurs., Sept. 9 — Table tennis tournament at 8 p.m. at Civic Center. Golf-driving contest at 6 p.m. on Buffalo Dunes course south of town. Sat., Sept. 11 — Tennis tournament' at 5 p.m. on Finnup Park courts. Sun., Sept. 12 — Racquetball tournament at 6:30 p.m. at YMCA courts. Mon., Sept. 13 — Weightlifting at 7 p.m. at Civic Center. Tues., Sept. 14 — Free- throw contest. .7 p.m. at Ben Grimsley Gym. Wed., Sept. 15 — Bicycle race at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium track adjacent to Everybody Working For A Better Environment Coors "Cash for Cans" ••••MH^H^M^^S. Paying 15* a pound for clean, crushed aluminum cans. 1 C each for all Coors bottles. 67101 Garden City High School. ' Thurs., Sept. 16 — Obstacle course at 7 p.m. on Fansler Field. Politics Cited for Olympic Troubles OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former Kansas University distance running star Glenn Cunningham said Wednesday the Olympic Games "have gone downhill," and blames the troubles in part on politics. Cunningham, 67, was in Omaha for a series of speaking engagements. In the 1930s he was the world's leading miler and an Olympics competitor. He said the Olympic problems are caused by politics, the rivalry between the West and the East, the exclusion of certain athletes because of their country's political moves, and "questionable judging." The latter, he said, has been a perennial problem. "The Olympics have lost the purpose for which they were started," Cunningham said. "They were intended as games of determining athletic ability and creating good will. They may now be totally lacking in good will. I get the feeling they are becoming a gladiator type of thing." Cunningham, who operates a youth ranch at Augusta, Kan., said "the games are going to get worse rather than better." If the games have become controversial, he said, it is because the world in which they are staged also is in that condition. Cunningham said the Olympics are a reflection of the times and the people. A four-team fast-pitch Softball tournament is scheduled here Sunday afternoon. All net proceeds of the one-day event will go to the family of the late Mrs. John Guerrero. Mrs. Guerrero was killed Sunday in a motorcycle-car accident here. Among the survivors are her husband and two young children. The round-robin meet will feature six games, all at Fansler Field. The City Recreation Dept. is not involved in the meet, which is being promoted by several local individuals. It's the first time that fast- pitch Softball has been played in Garden City for a number of months. Most Softball here is now slow-pitch. No trophies will be awarded Sunday, so that tourney profits can go to the Guerrero fund. Pepsi-Cola Co. is furnishing soft drinks for the tourney at half-price. All persons going through the gate — including players — will be charged admission. That money, too, will go to the Guerrero fund. Admission will be one dollar per person. John Guerrero managed the Motor Electric squad this summer in slow-pitch. It took first in the sub-state tourney in Dodge City, then competed in the 17th annual state men's slow-pitch tourney here. Promoting the meet here Sunday are Bob Gibson and Butch Knight. Action starts at 1 p.m. Teams taking part will be Motor Electric, managed by Butch Knight for the tourney; Dank's Wrecking Crew, managed by Pete Scheeters; Quint Automotive, managed by Danny Quint, and Bell Creek Trucking, coached by Earl Whiteley. Sunday's schedule of six games at Fansler Field: i p.m. — Quint Automotive vs. Bell Creek Trucking. 2 p.m. — Dank's Wrecking Crew vs. Motor Electric. :i p.m. — Quint Automotive vs. Dank's Wrecking Crew. 4 p.m. — Bell Creek Trucking vs. Motor Electric. 5 p.m. — Bell Creek Trucking vs. Dank's Wrecking Crew. 6 p.m. — Quinl Automotive vs. Motor Electric. Page 7 Garden City Telegram Thursday, Aug. 26,1976 Blyleven following a single by George Scott in the fourth. Evaluations Resume Friday The series of evaluation meetings for all Softball and baseball leagues run this summer here by the City Recreation Dept. skips tonight and resumes Friday. All such sessions are being run at Civic Center. Each league is being discussed in depth. Suggestions for improvements are being invited from each participating coach. Leon Younger, city recreation director, is present for each of the sessions. Seven more leagues remain to be evaluated. The remaining sessions: Friday — Boys Tee-Ball Softball League at 7:00 p.m. Girls Tee-Ball Softball League at 8:00 p.m. Monday — Men's B-League at 7:00 p.m. Men's A-League at 8:00 p.m. Men's AA-League al 9:00 p.m. Tuesday — Women's A-League at 7:00 p.m. Women's B-League al 8:00 p.m. SUPPORT Bronc Busters Lions MAGIC SHOW Sept. 10 High School Aud. 7:30 P.M. Well-Heelcd Woman Who is she? She could be you ... in Connie's stitch- rich angler. The heel shape adds a new slant to today's fashion and to you, today's well-heeled woman. Blue, amber or brandy leather uppers Sign up for Punt, Pass & Kick today! Get set for fun. Free-for all kids 8-13 Enter Punt, Pass & Kick ... you could have a chance for a trip to a NFL playoff game to compete for the PP&K national championship. 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