Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 2, 1976 · Page 6
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Thursday, September 2, 1976
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'Old Man May' Mauls Kaycee Pitching BALTIMORE (AP) — Slugger Lee May of the Baltimore Orioles is one of a dying breed of baseball player described by management as being from the "old school." The 33,-year-old first baseman doesn't threaten to play out his option, make undue demands, run to the training room with minor injuries, or become embroiled in controversy. All he does is sign his contract—for $90,000 or so this year—show up at the ball park ready to play, and remain stoic whether he's had a good game or bad. Wednesday night, he had one of his many outstanding games at bat, driving in four runs with a homer and a double, and also adding a single in Baltimore's 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Playing on a team with articulate pitcher Jim Palmer and flamboyant outfielder Reggie Jackson, managed by feisty Earl Weaver, and with five unsigned players making news frequently, it's not difficult for even a big guy like May to be shoved aside. But it doesn't bother him, not even a little bit. "I don't care about ink," May saidi using the ball players' word for publicity. "A lot of guys like to see their names in the papers. I don't read the papers. "I'm a low-key guy and can't stand controversy. Anyway, if you do enough, the owners will know it and give you a decent salary." May's three-run homer in the fifth inning, as the Orioles scored five unearned runs off Doug Bird, 11-7, was his 24th of the season. That tied him with Oakland's Sal Bando for the American League lead. The four runs batted in enabled May to break out of a tie with Chris Chambliss of the New York Yankees, and he now paces the league with 90. In his last eight seasons, May's RBI total has dipped below 94 only once. In the last 20 games, he's knocked in 26 runs as he helps keep alive Baltimore's slim chances of overtaking New York in the Eastern Division. May has been nicknamed "The Cruncher" because of the resounding noise his line drives make, and teammate Paul Blair took note of the vicious swings. "He's been up 435 times and he ain't got cheated once," Blair said. "He's going to get his swings." "You've got to get yourself a chance," May said in response. "Then if you can't do it, you don't have I try to do my job, go home during the winter to hibernate, and then come back again the next year." Mike Flanagan, 1-4, notched his first major league victory with a six-hitter as the Orioles won for the sixth time in seven starts and cut New York's advantage to 10% games. The Royals, who have lost four straight and seven of 10, still lead the West by seven games over Oakland, "We've played some bad baseball," Royals Manager Whitey Herzog said of the just completed road trip which produced a 6-8 record. "We've got to get some hitting," he said. "Everybody is misled by our .275 team batting average. But we rank 23rd in the major leagues with 61 home runs. "We get 15 runs in one game and then get two or three runs a game for a week. This was the 57th time we've scored three runs or less in a game this season. Our strength all year has been pitching and defense." Despite the poor road trip, the Royals had only one game sliced off their division lead by Oakland during the 14-game stretch. "I'm not worried, but I'm concerned," Herzog said. "I .hope we get straightened out at home. We'd better." In other American League games, the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-0, the Minnesota Twins edged the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 in 12 innings, the Cleveland Indians blanked the Chicago White Sox 3-0, the California Angels defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-1 and the Oakland A's shut out the New York Yankees 5-0. Red Sox 3, Rangers 0 Ferguson Jenkins' season ended in the fifth inning against Texas, when the Boston pitcher suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in making a putout at first base. He faced surgery today. Jenkins allowed four hits for 4 1-3 innings, then reliever Tom Murphy held Texas hitless the rest of the way to get the win. Indians 3, White Sox 0 Cleveland won its fifth in a row as Jim Bibby, 10-5, pitched a five-hitter. Ray Fosse homered and Buddy Bell doubled home one run and scored another. Angels 4, Tigers 1 The Angels equalled their longest winning streak of the season, four games, as Frank Tanana raised his record to 159 by stopping the Tigers on six hits. Dave Collins had three hits for California, including a two-run double in the fourth inning when the Angels scored all their runs. Twins 3, Brewers 2 Rod Carew's speed accounted for the Twins' 12th- inning triumph. He beat out a single and then scored all the way from first when catcher Darrell Porter threw Lyman Bostock's sacrifice bunt into right field. Reliever Bill Campbell, 14-4, got the victory. A's 5, Yanks 0 Oakland pulled to within seven games of first-place Kansas City in the AL West as Vida Blue stopped the Yankees on seven hits. The A's got all their runs off ex- teammate Catfish Hunter, 1413, who didn't last through the fifth inning. New York's lead over Baltimore in the AL East was trimmed to 10% games. Phila Pitts New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal Scoteboard By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST WEST W L Pet. GB W L Cincinnati 83 48 73 57 67 64 61 72 57 70 ,43 81 Pet. GB .634 — Cincinnati 84 50 .562 9M> Los Ang 74 56 Houston 68 68 San Diego 63 71 Atlanta .511 16 .459 23 .449 24 .347 36% San Fran AMERICAN LEAGUE 59 74 56 77 Pet. GB .627 — .569 8 .500 17 .470 21 .444 24% .421 27% EAST New York Baltimore Cleveland Boston Detroit 79 69 67 63 61 50 61 63 68 70 .612 .531 .515 .481 .466 — 10% 12% 17 19 Kan City Oakland Minnesota Texas California WEST 78 71 65 60 59 54 61 69 72 74 .591 .538 .485 .455 .444 ' — 7 14 18 19% Milwkee 58 70 .453 20% Chicago 57 75 .432 21 Lion Player Problems Not Easily Fixed PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions entertain .the Baltimore Colts tonight in hastily- repaired Pontiac Stadium in the finale of their National Football League exhibition season. The roof literally fell in on the Lions, who have been beset by player problems all week long. A x heavy thunderstorm Baltimore's three straight belted the domed stadium last Thursday, ripping several panels from the roof. The panels have been repaired and air pressure restored to the roof at an estimated cost of $200,000. It was not so easy to repair player problems in the Detroit camp, notably those surrounding quarterback Bill. Munson, defensive tackle. Herb Orvis and running back Aptie Taylor. , Munson, unhappy since the Lions gave the starting job to Joe Reed, still was hopeful the Lions would trade him. Taylor still is in Ford hospital suffering from what the club calls a psychiatric problem that developed about the time the Lions traded him to the Houston Oilers. That trade is pending until doctors release Taylor from the hospital. Orvis, reinstated after a two-day suspension was due to face the Colts, but still reportedly was looking for a trade. After a week with a leaky stadium and temperamental players, Detoit Coach Rick Forzano was happy to look forward to some football. "These Colts are a better team than they have shown," he said, dismissing Superstars In Series First three of 16 events for the second annual Men's Superstar Series, sponsored by the City Recreation Dept., have been completed here. The softball-hitting event was run Tuesday evening at Clint Lightner Field. Held Wednesday evening at Memorial Stadium were the 100-yard dash and the 880-yard run. Two more events Thursday wind down the first week of competition. The horseshoe- pitching meet will be in Finnup Park at 6:30 p.m. The 50-yard swim contest will be in the YMCA pool at 7:00 p.m. Contestants must take part in 10 of the 16 events to be eligible for the overall Superstar titles. Four separate age brackets are being run. Contestants need only to show up for the .various events to compete. No previous registration is necessary. Additional information can be obtained by calling Civic Center at 276-2362. Results of the softball- hitting event: Ages 15-19 — Larry Brungardt first. Ages 20-29 - Mike Winterscheldt, Dane Wilson, Duane Rauhut, Greg Shearmire, Joe Aponte. Ages 30-39 — Bob Gibson, Gary Novack. Age 40-and-Over — Ron Hopkins, Corky Robertson. Results of the 100-yard dash: Ages 15-19 — Larry Brungardt. Ages 20-29 - Greg Snearmire, Dane Wilson, Duane Rauhut, Denny Garcia, Joe Aponte. Age 40-and-Over — Ron Hopkins, Pat Patton, Corky Robertson. Results of the 880-yard run: Ages 15-19 — Jesse Antelega. Ages 2029 — Duane Rauhut, Greg Shearmire, Ron Talley. Age 40-and-Over — Ron Hopkins, Corky Robertson. losses. Forzano said that since the game was the last tuneup before the NFL season opens, he planned to use regulars as much as possible. The Lions are 2-4 for the exhibition season, the Colts 2-3. Baltimore Coach Ted Marchibroda also planned to use his regulars against Detroit—the same starters as last year, except for Roosevelt Leaks, who was a second- string fullback in 1975. Bert Jones will be the Colts' quarterback. In pre-season play, Jones has 51 pass completions in 82 attempts for 586 yards, two touchdowns and has been intercepted five times. Baltimore's leading rusher, Lydell Mitchell, will be at halfback. Mitchell set a team record last year, gaining 1,193 yards. The Colt defense is anchored by Fred Cook, Mike Barnes, Joe Ehrmann and John Dutton, the combination that led the NFL last year with 59 quarterback sacks. There are four games scheduled for Friday night, with Chicago, 4-1, at Washington, 2-3; Kansas City, 2-3, at St. Louis, 3-2; Atlanta, 1-4, at Green Bay, 2-3; and Cleveland, 4-1, at Buffalo, 1-4. AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Results Boston 3 Texas 0 Baltimore 7, Kansas City 1 Cleveland 3, Chicago 0 Minnesota 3, Milwaukee 2, 12 innings California 4, Detroit .1 Oakland 5, New York 0 Thursday's Games Milwaukee (Rodriquez 5-10) at Minnesota (Bane, 4-7) Only game scheduled Friday's Games New York at Baltimore, (n) Boston at Cleveland, (n) Milwaukee at Detroit, (n) Texas at Kansas City, (n) Chicago at Minnesota, (n) Oakland at California, (ri'j Page 6 Garden City Telegram Thursday, September 2,1976 NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Results Chicago 7, Atlanta 5, 14 innings Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 1 New York 1, San Francisco 0 Houston 1, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0, 11 innings Los Angeles at Montreal, ppd., rain Thursday's Games San Francisco (Barr 10-11) at New York (Matlack 14-7) Los Angeles (Sutton 16-9 and Rhoden 11-3) at Montreal (Dunning 2-5 and Rogers 6-14), 2, (t- n) San Diego (Freisleben 8-11 or Griffin 7-5) at Pittsburgh (Demery 8-4), (n) Friday's Games St. Louis at Chicago Pittsburgh at Montreal, 2. Cincinnati at Atlanta, (n) Philadelphia at New York Los Angeles at Houston, (n) San Diego at San Francisco. Sooners Into Classroom Former Busters How Hoosiers Indiana University's 1976 football team includes five athletes who once performed for Garden City Community College. Pictured with assistant coach Morris Watts are, kneeling, left to right Mike Weninger, sophomore defensive end from Wichita; Charles Peal, starting junior tackle from Springfield, Ohio; and Carl Spitaleri, junior defensive tackle from South Euclid, Ohio. Standing are Tony Suggs, left, sophomore tailback from Evansville, Ind.; and Clifton Payne, senior defensive tackle from Struthers, Ohio. By The Associated Press Barry Switzer is one college football coach who believes there are things to be learned on the field as well as in the classroom. That's why the Switzer's Oklahoma squad skipped contact work Wednesday for what he called "a teaching- type practice" "We want to make sure everyone knows what they're doing so we can have two more good scrimmages before the season starts," said the Sooner coach, whose philosophy has resulted in a pair of No. 1 teams the last two seasons. At Oklahoma State, Skip Taylor scored three touchdowns during a 30- minute controlled scrimmage and Farland Dindy added another. "The offense looked very good at times, but the defense was disappointing," said Cowboy Coach Jim Stanley. Nebraska also held a controlled scrimmage, with Monte Anthony bouncing back Hugoton's Betty Sturdy Snares Golf Crown Here Veteran linkster Betty Sturdy of Hugoton won the Major League Leaders By The Associated Press National League BATTING (325 at bats)— Johnstone, Phi, .339; Madlock, Chi, .338; Morgan, Cin, .335; Griffey, Cin, .330; G.Maddox, Phi, .327. RUNS—Rose, Cin, 115; Morgan, Cin, 101; Griffey, Cin, 98; Schmidt, Phi, 96; Mdnday, Chi, 95. RUNS BATTED IN— G.Foster, Cin, 112; Morgan, Cin, 97; Schmidt, Phi, 87; Luzinski, Phi, 83; Watson, Htn, 81. HITS—Rose, Cin, 179; Montanez, Atl, 164; Garvey, LA, 157; Buckner, LA, 156; Griffey, Cin, 153. DOUBLES—Madlock, Chi, 33; Johnstone, Phi, 33; G.Maddox, Phi, 31; Simmons, StL, 30; Rose, Cin, 30. TRIPLES—D.Cash, Phi, 11; Geronimo, Cin, 10; Tyson, StL, 9; W.Davis, SD, 9; D.Parker, Pgh, 8; Stennett, Pgh, 8; Chancy, Atl, 8. HOME RUNS—Kingman, NY, 32; Schmidt, Phi, 32; G.Foster, Cin, 28; Morgan, Cin, 26; Monday, Chi, 25. STOLEN BASES—Morgan, Cin, 50; Brock, StL, 47; Ta- veras, Pgh, 46; Cedeno, Htn, 44; Lopes, LA, 42. PITCHING (12 Decisions)— Carlton, Phi, 16-4, .800,3.14 Alcala, Cin, 11-3, .786, 4.34 Rhoden, LA, 11-3, .786, 2.98 Norman, Cin, 12-4, .750, 2.42 STRIKEOUTS-Seaver, NY, 194; J.Richard, Htn, 172; Montefusco, SF, 154; Koosman, NY, 147; P.Niekro, All, 144. American League BATTING (325 at bats)— McRae, KC, .352; G.Brett, KC, .330; Carew, Min, ,323; Bostock, Min, .321; LeFlore, Del, .316. RUNS-R.White, NY, 85; LeFlore, Del, 84; Rivers, NY, 84; Otis, KC, 84; Grich, Bal, 80; Noth, Oak, 80. RUNS BATTED IN- L.May, Bal, 90; Chambliss, NY, 86; Munson, NY, 84; Mayberry, KC, 84; Re Jackson, Bal, 82; Ystr- zemski, Bsn, 82. HITS-G.Brett, KC, 175; Rivers, NY, 164; Carew, Min, 163; LeFlore, Det, 160; Chambliss, NY, 158. DOUBLES-Otis, KC, 38; McRae, KC, 30; Lynn, Bsn, 29; Rivers, NY, 29; Carty, Cle, 27; G.Brett, KC, 27; Rudi, Oak, 27. TRIPLES—G.Brett, KC, 12; Garner, Oak, 12; Carew, Min, 10; LeFlore, Det, 8; 5 Tied With 7. HOME RUNS-L.May, Bal, 24; Bando, Oak, 24; G.Netties, NY, 23; ReJackson, Bal, 22; Hendrick, Cle, 21. STOLEN BASES-North, Oak, 63; LeF-lore, Det, 51; Campaneris, Oak, 49; Baylor, Oak, 45; Patek, KC, 44. PITCHING (12 Decisions)- W.Campbell, Min, 14-4, .778, 3.10 Garland, Bal, 15-5, .750, 2.72 Fidrych, Det, 15-6, .714, 2.08 E.Figueroa, NY, 16-7, .696, 2.94 D.Ellis, NY, 13-6, .684, 3.35 Leonard, KC, 15-7, .682,3.48 STRIKEOUTS—Ryan, Cal, 252; Tanana, Cal, 205; Blyleven, Tex, 177; Hunter, NY, 149; Palmer, Bal, 146. season's big golf tourney for women Wednesday — the annual Garden City Country Club Invitational. The one-day event attracted a field of 76 contestants from Kansas and Colorado. It was played in near-ideal weather. Mrs. Sturdy, who has been golfing for more than 20 years, has played in the GCCC Invitational numerous times. She has placed high consistently. Last year, for instance, she was meet runner- up. Wednesday she opened with a round of 39 strokes, just three over women's par for the nine-hole, grass-greened layout. That won her meet medalist honors for the second year in succession. She closed with a 42, totaling 81 strokes for her two rounds. All golfers in all four flights Wednesday played 18 holes. Her 81 was nine strokes over women's par for 18 holes at GCCC. She was four strokes in front of second-placer Maralyn Chmelka of Garden City and five ahead of third- placer Marty Brady from Cimarron. Chmelka carded 85 total strokes on rounds of 42 and 43. Brady had 46-40—86. Three prizes were awarded in each flight. The championship flight consisted on the 19 golfers with the best scores on the opening nine holes of play. Grace Craig of Garden City (44-43) and Inez Shirley of Liberal (46-41) shared fourth and fifth places, each with 87 strokes. They did not play off. LeNore Hineman of Dighton had won the big meet each of the past three years. She carded 44-43—87 last year to take first. She won with an 84 in 1974 and with an 85 in 1973. Wednesday, however, she had tough first-round luck with a 49. She did not make the title flight, but did take the first- flight crown. Mrs. Sturdy's 18-hole total of 81 strokes Wednesday was the best for a meet champion at GCCC for a number of years. Maralyn Chmelka won the 1972 meet with 84 strokes, and Hineman placed second that year. The 1971 tournament was rained out and cancelled. Last year here, Mrs. Sturdy won meet-medalist honors with an opening-round 43. But she slipped to a 45 on her second round. Her 18-hole total of 88 was one stroke off the 87 title pace set by champion' Hineman. Chmelka was third last season with 45-44—89. In first-flight play Wednesday, Hineman shot 49-43— 92 to win by two strokes. Runner-up was Idell Mead from Ashland, who carded 4945—94. Third went to Erdene Corley of Garden City at 5045—95. Sandy Shofner won second- flight honors with 52-46—98. Second went to Betty Stofregon of Dodge City at 5346—99. Winning third with 5447—101 was Virginia Ferguson from Lamar, Colo. Three Garden Citians dominated the third flight. Each shot 107 for 18 holes. No playoff was necessary, however. By prior agreement, the tie-breaker was what each golfer shot on her No. 10 hole. Jackie Schlager won first place and Judi Isham second. Each had identical cards of 5750. Third went to Bea Settles at 56-51—107. Meet-champion Sturdy also won a "passel" of other honors. She had the longest drive down the No. 2 fairway, a shot covering some 175 yards. Sturdy also had the least number of putts: 22. Honors for the tee shot landing closest to the pin on the No. 8 hole went to Roberta Kitzmiller from Lamar. Her shot on the 125-yard hole stopped less than one foot from the cup. from a wrist injury by carrying the ball seven times. Iowa State Coach Earle Bruce said his Cyclones would hold a closed scrimmage Friday. "Right now we have a real scramble at center," said Bruce. "Dave Rom, a junior college transfer, has been coming on strong there in his race with Denny Engel and Tom Stonebrook." Injuries are also the big concern at Colorado, with offensive tackle Leon Whiteand two other players out of action. "It's really frustrating," said Colorado Coach Bill Mallory. "We have our backup quarterback, Jeff Knapple, out with a bruised left shoulder and he hasn't played hard in a week. Then we have Mike Spivey out with that tender knee and he's our starting Apache back." At Kansas, Coach Bud Moore announced that freshman Al Roberts would back up Jim Michaels at tight end against Oregon State Saturday, while Walt Littlem Bill Canfield and Norris Banks would return kicks and Skip Sharp would field punts. QB Club to Meet Tuesday Next week's regular meeting of the Quarterback Club will be at Tuesday noon, instead of Monday. That is because of Labor Day on Monday. The weekly sessions are at the cafeteria on the campus of Garden City Community College. Visitors are always welcome. The Quarterbacks are the booster group for all athletics at GCCC. At Tuesday's noon luncheon, movies will, be shown of Garden City's Saturday-night football season-opener. The Broncbusters play at Highland Juco in a non-league test. Coaches will be present for Tuesday's meeting. Also on hand will be several members of the 1976 gridiron squad. They will be introduced to Quarterback members. Phillies Looking over Shoulder - at '64 AP Sports Writer With a month to go in the National League season, the Philadelphia Phillies are looking over their shoulder — at 1964. The Phillies were leading the NL East Division by 15 games last week. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates are just 9% back and making Phillies Manager Danny Ozark a little uneasy. "We haven't had a streak like this all year and it is a bad time to have it," Ozark said after the Houston Astros handed the Phillies their sixth ^^ straight defeat, 1-0, Wed- defeated nesday night. The Pirates defeated San Diego 4-1 to run their winning streak to six in a row. "Frankly, our chances of getting them are slim, as anyone can see," Pirates Manager Danny Murtaugh said. "But in this game no one ever gives up. All we can do is keep on playing our best and hope." In other NL games Wednesday, St. Louis edged Cincinnati 1-0 in 11 innings, the New York Mets nipped San Francisco 1-0 and Chicago Atlanta 7-5 in 14 innings. The Los Angeles at Montreal game was postponed because of rain. In 1964, the Phillies were leading the league by 6% games with two weeks remaining in the season when they went into a similar tailspin. Philadelphia lost 10 games in a row and the St. Louis Cardinals came on to capture the pennant. "We're capable of coming out of it and winning some ball games," Ozark said Wednesday after being shut out by rookie Bo Mclaughlin, 3-2. Cliff Johnson's homer in the seventh inning was all Mclaughlin needed as he scattered six hits in picking up his second shutout of the season. Jim Kaat, 11-10, was the loser. Pirates 4, Padres 1 Four unearned runs and a seven-hitter by pitchers Bruce Kison and Kent Tekulve gave Pittsburgh victory over San Diego, the Pirates' sixth straight win. Cubs 7, Braves 5 Jerry Morales' fourth hit of the game drove in two runs in the 14th inning to give Chicago its triumph over Atlanta. The game, which was delayed twice by rain, was tied in the bottom of the ninth when the Braves' Ken Henderson smacked a two-run homer, his 13th of the season. Cardinals 1, Reds 0 Reliever Rawly Eastwick walked Don Kessinger with the bases full in the bottom of the nth to give St. Louis its victory over Cincinnati. Mets 1, Giants 0 Koosman, 17-8, struck out six and walked just one as he outdueled John Montefusco 13-12.

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