Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 7, 1976 · Page 9
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, September 7, 1976
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Scoreboard \ EAST By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Phila Pitts New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal New York Baltimore Cleveland Boston Detroit Milwkee w 84 79 70 63 59 45 L 52 58 66 74 73 87 Pet. .618 .577 .515 .460 .447 ,341 GB 5% 14 WEST 23 37 Cincinnati Los Ang Houston San Diego. San Fran Atlanta W 88 79 69 64 61 59 L 50 57 71 76 78 78 EAST 82 52 64 AMERICAN LEAGUE 71 70 65 63 61 66 71 72 73 .612 .526 .515 .478 .467 .455 13 18 19 21 Kan City Oakland Minnesota Texas California Chicago WEST 79 57 73 63 69 63 61 58 70 73 76 78 Pet. .638 .581 .493 ,457 .439 .431 .581 .537 .496 .463 .445 .426 AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Results Detroit 4, Milwaukee 0 Chicago 4, Minnesota 0 Boston 7-0, Cleveland 6-4 New York 4-2, Baltimore 2-6 Kansas City 7, Texas 0 California 5, Oakland 1 Sunday's Results Milwaukee 8, Detroit 6 Cleveland 6, Boston 3 Baltimore 5, New York 3 Minnesota 18, Chicago 1 Texas 3, Kansas City 1 California 3, Oakland 2 Monday's Results Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 Milwaukee 3-2, Cleveland 2-3 Oakland 2, California 1,11 innings Detroit 5, Baltimore 4 New York 6, Boston 5 . Texas 5, Kansas City 4 Tuesday's Games Baltimore (Garland 15-6) at Detroit (Fidrych 15-7), (n) Boston (Tiant 17-10) at New York (Ellis 14-6), (n) Cleveland (Brown 8-10) at Milwaukee (Augustine 8-9), (n) GB 8 20 25 27% 28% 6 11% 16 18% 21 NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's RESULTS New York 7, Philadelphia 3 Houston 5, Los Angeles 2 Chicago 5, St. Louis l San Francisco 4, San Diego 3 Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 1 Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 3 Sunday's Results Cincinnati 6, Atlanta 4 St. Louis" 1, Chicago 0, 11 innings Philadelphia 3, New York 1 Montreal 1, Pittsburgh 0 San Francisco 5-1, San Diego 0-6 Los Angeles 4, Houston 0 Monday's Results Pittsburgh 6-5, Philadelphia 2-1 New York 7, Chicago 4 San Francisco, 4, Atlanta 3 St. Louis 3-2, Montreal 1-3 Cincinnati 9, Houston 8 Los Angeles 4, San Diego 1 Tuesday's Games New York (Matlack 14-8) at Chicago (Burris 12-12) St. Louis (Rasmussen 5-10) at Montreal (Stanhouse8-9), (twi) Houston (McLaughlin 3-2 or Sambiti 2-1) at Cincinnati (Nor- Caldwell Wins atLakin; Sound Familiar? LAKIN-It's getting to be a habit for golfer Bernie Caldwell of Lakin, an employe of Colorado Interstate Gas Co. The Kearny Countian won the, annual . Labor Day Invitational Tourney again Monday—for the fifth consecutive year. This time he finished two strokes ahead of the "pack." Ninety-six golfers from Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma competed Sunday and Monday, playing 18 holes each day. Site was Loucks .Municipal Course, west of Lakin on US50. It's a nine- hole, grass-greened layout. Men's par is 35 strokes. Weather was hot both days, with wind blowing much of the time. Monday's winds were especially strong. Caldwell is a former Garden Citian. He was well down the list of leaders after Sunday's opening 18 holes. He carded 74 that day. Baline Knott of Plains was meet medalist and first-day leader with 71 strokes. Steve McCormick of Lakin had" a 72 Sunday. Getting 73s were Dakin Cramer of Garden City and former Lakinite Fred Anschutz, now living in Louisiana. Then came Caldwell and one other golfer with their 74s. But Caldwell fired par-35 Monday on his opening nine to Jorge back into championship competition. He closed with a 38, giving him a Monday 18- hole total of just 73 strokes. His two-day total (74 and 73) thus was 147 strokes — seven strokes over par. It was good golfing considering the windy weather. Cap Schiffelbein of Garden City was runner-up with 149 on rounds of 76 and 73. Cramer of Garden finished" third with 7378 — 151. Garden Citians thus nabbed the 2-3 spots in the meet. First-day leader Knott from Plains slipped to an 81 Monday. His two-day total of 152 strokes left him fourth in the final standings. Knott defeated four other golfers in a sudden-death playoff for fourth after all carded 152. Jim Powers, Lakin barber, served as 1976 tourney director. He was assisted by Steve McCormick and John Henderson. The tournament also had a hole-in-one during its final day of play. That was by G, L. Johnson, Sr., of Lakin. He aced the 140-yard No. 3 hole in the windy Sunday afternoon during his final round of four trips around the course. Other Lakin Invitational results: First Flight—Gary Beymer defeated G. L. Johnson, Sr., in sudden-death playoff for title. Both are from Lakin. They had identical cards of 81-72— 153. Gary Mock of Lakin (8079—159) and Brad Tate of Lakin (83-76—159) tied for third and fourth places. They did not play off. Second Flight—Gene Short of Plains 85-73—158. John Henderson of Lakin 83-76—159. Joe Ramos of Colorado Springs (former Lakin resident) 83-79—162. Kent Nanninga of Garden City 8380—163. Third Flight—Ross Thornbrugh of Garden City 88-78— 166. Mike Hamm of Plains 89- 82—171. Drew McCorkle of Lakin 88-83—171 (lost playoff to Hamm). Merle Summers of Ulysses 88-87—175. Fourth Flight—Tim Edwards of Lakin 95-82—177. Dave Hoppas of Lakin 94-85— 179. Ed Lynch of Beaver, Okla., 94-87—181. Greg Meisel of Lakin 95-88—183. Other Awards —Cap Schiffelbein of Garden City had tee shot landing closest to the pin on opening round Sunday morning. Thatwas on 140-yard No. 3 hole. His shot stopped about three feet from the pin. Ross Thornbrugh of Garden City had longest drive down the No. 1 fairway Sunday morning on first round. His shot carried some 300 yards. There was no wind at that time — and wind came up soon after, forcing others to shoot into headwind. Jockey Lost Futurity Last Year Real Wind Whisks Across First California (Kirkwood 5-10) at man 2-4), (n) Kansas City (Pattin 6-11), (n) Los Angeles (Rhoden 11-3) at Minnesota, (Goltz 11-13) at San Diego (Freisleben 8-12), Texas (Perry 12-12), (n) <n) Chicago (Forster 2-9) at Oak- Atlanta (Niekro 14-10) at San land (Torrez 11-10), (n) Wednesday's Games Cleveland at Baltimore, (n) Detroit at Boston, (n) Milwaukee at New York, (n) California at Kansas City, (n) Minnesota at Texas, (n) Chicago at Oakland, (n) Francisco (Barr 11-11), (n) Wednesday's Games New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Cincinnati at Houston, (n) Montreal at St. Louis, (n) Atlanta at San Diego, (n) San Francisco at Los Angeles, (n) RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. (AP) — Jockey Garry Sumpter rode in his first All- American Futurity a year ago, and finished last. He must have learned something, though, because this year the 26-year-old Sumpter won the world's richest horse race. Sumpter, who said he began racing horses when he was 14, was aboard Real Wind when the filly blew to victory Monday in the 18th running of the nationally televised 'All- American, which carried a gross purse of $1 million. "I tried to psyche myself but to get ready mentally for this," Sumpter said, in comparing Monday's run at Ruidoso Downs racetrack with the one a year ago when he was up on Watch A Native, who finished ninth in a nine horse field. "This is the hardest race in the world to win...," he said. "It's a big gamble. A big gamble qualifying, another big gamble getting here (the winner's circle). One mistake and it's all over," Sumpter said. The Raydon, Okla., jockey, who began riding race horses on parimutuel tracks seven years ago, described Mon"day's 440-yard dash as a "helluva race with a helluva field." He said his major concern going into tha race was keeping his horse running straight so she wouldn't get in trouble. Real Wind has had such problems in the past. Sumpter said when Real Wind broke from the gate, "I poked the hell out of her with my left hand. I kept her as straight as I could. "She ran real straight until she got down by the crowd," he said. "Then she got to looking around. She was ducking from the crowd. Luckily, we were out there far Many Fall on NFL Cutdown Day By The Associated I'res* It has happened so many times before: an assistant coach or an equipment man walks over to a player and says the fatal words, or merely points to the door of the head coach's office. No more needs be said; it's over. Quarterback Jim Del Gaizo wasn't pleased when he got the news from the Miami Dolphins, nor were Dallas running backs Ron Johnson and Duane Thomas, who found their comeback hopes submerged under a heavy rush of National Football League cuts. Big names and small, stars and non-stars were among the more than 120 victims on cutdown day. Del Gaizo, contributing 25 completions in 40 attempts for 372 yards and .three touchdowns to Miami's unbeaten preseason, was bitter. "I know this," he said, "there's no way this team would be 6-0 without me." His reward, he added, was a kick in the pants. But there were many who joined him on the sidelines Monday as rosters were pared to their 43-man limit. Pittsburgh trimmed quarterback Terry Hanratty; Los Angeles dropped wide receiver Jack Snow; Washington waived defensive end John Matuszak; San Diego sacrificed kicker Bruce Gossett, and Minnesota did likewise with veteran run- ning backs Dave Osborn and Oscar Reed and defensive back Pete Athas. The New York Jets dropped backup quarterback J.J. Jones. Thomas, known in the past for moodiness, had come to the Cowboys' camp with a new image and hopes of earning a job on the team with which he started his career six years ago. Johnson, who played out the option year of his contract with the New York Giants last season and signed with Dallas, twice has gained over 1,000 yards in a season. Box Score TEXAS KANSAS CITY ab r h bl «b r h bl dines U 4010 Poquette U 4 1 2 I Fahey c 0000 Wohlford ph 0 0 0 0 Harrah u 5 0 1 1 Otis cf 5000 Hargrove Ib 5 0 I 0 GBrett 3b 5010 Buroghi rf 3000 McRae dh 4121 Howel) 3b 4110 Mayberry Ib 3 0 1 1 Grieve dh 4131 Coweiu rf 4120 Handle 2b 3000 FWhlte 2b 4131 Lahoud ph 1110 Patek u 2010 DThmpsnZb 0000 JMrtlnetc 4000 Beniquei cf 4111 Bird p 0000 Sundberg c 3000 Utte!) p 0000 Moales II 1112 Mingorl p 0000 Brlles p 0000 Hargan p 0000 Hoerner p 0000 Total CT 9*10 5 Total :a 4 12 4 TM»K 010 mi 004— 5 K»i>u« CIC) >IO im mo- 4 E-IUrrah. LOB-Tcxau 7, Kaniui City a. 211-Hargnive, Poquelle. Palek, Grieve, l-i.wcns, Mualf». 3B-McKue. UK-Grieve 1141. SU-McHac. S-Palek 2. IP II H Kit 111! SO llrilck 12-3 6 3 3 0 0 llargan iW.O-oi 11-36 I I I 0 HoerniT i ' o o (i l u Illrd ll.,ll»> 82-3 9 5 5 I 7 l.lltell 0 I 0 0 I 0 Mingorl 1-3 o u o o o Savf-llm'rilcr I7I. T-JMI. A-I7.0M. In some cgses, there were words of regret by the people who made the moves. "It's a sports tragedy when a player of Jack Snow's caliber is released," said Rams General Manager Don Klosterman, who called the ^3-year-old Snow "a brilliant receiver in the tradition of Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears." There is no way the St. Louis Cardinals can get defensive end Walt Patulski back for this season. He and four teammates were placed on the injured reserve list for the campaign. The New England Patriots picked up wide receiver Marlin Briscoe from Detroit in exchange for a future draft choice. San Diego acquired placekicker Toni Fritsch from Dallas through the same route, then cut wide receiver Dwight McDonald and safety Maurice Tyler. enough that it didn't seem to bother anyone." Real Wind, the 3-2 betting favorite, went to the front as the horses sped past the halfway point and she was widening the gap when she hit the wire in a clocking of 21.70 seconds. The victory was worth $330,000 to Real Wind's owners, retired school teachers J.D. and Elsie Kitchens of Fort Sumner, N.M. The win kept Real Wind's perfect record intact, improving to seven triumphs in as many outings. It also elevated the filly to sixth place on the list of all-time money winners with $456,274 in career earnings. For Sumpter, his 21-plus seconds of work earned him 10 per cent of the first place money, or $3,300. Sumpter. said he probably would use the money to "get out of debt." Real Wind overturned several traditions in the 18- year history of the race that is the final leg of quarter horse • •racing's. Triple Crown. She•• was the first New Mexico bred horse, as well as the first horse starting in the No. 10 hole, to win the race. Real Wind also became the seventh filly to win the All- American. The other 11 races were won by colts. Lord Winsalot, the second choice of the bettors at 2-1, nosed out Mr. Glory Oh, the third pick with odds of 3-1, for second place. Real Wind paid her backers $5.00, $3.00 and $2.60. Lord Winsalot paid $3.40 and $2.80, while Mr. Glory Oh paid $2.80 to show. The second place finish by Lord Winsalot, winner of the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kansas Futurity, was worth $138,000 from the huge $1 million purse for owner Jim Jay of Arkoma, Okla. Mr. Glory Oh, who posted the top qualifying time in the trials, earned $64,000 for his owner, Dr. Ernest W. Carrigan Jr. of Pasadena, Tex. Divine Liz took fourth place and $45,000 for owners D.D. Ledford and Ted W. Wells of Alex, Okla. Fifth place went to Whitey Can't Find A Ray of Sunshine Sign-up Time for Softball Program Sign-ups are still being taken at Civic Center here for the mixed softball program — men and women on the same team. Action in the league is slated to start Wednesday of next week (September 15) and continue through October 13. The league is sponsored by the City Recreation Dept. In such play, five men and five women make up each slow-pitch softball squad. They alternate defensive positions .and positions in the batting order. Eight teams are planned. A single round-robin will be played. Thus each squad will face each league rival just one time. A post-season tourney will wind up play in October. No gate admission will be charged. Entry fee will be $5 per player, and no sponsor fee is planned. The big 16-inch softball will be used. First eight teams to register will be put into the league. Trophies will go to the top squads at the end of the season. Participants need only to furnish their own gloves, bats, and other equipment. The Rec. Dept. will provide umpires, supervision, playing field, lights, and softballs. All games will be on Pansier Field in Finnup Park. Games (four nightly) will start at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For additional information, interested persons should call Civic Center at 276-2362. KANSAS CITY (AP) — Whitey Herzog was searching for a ray of sunshine in a suddenly gray, threatening world. He could not find it. "We've been playing so poorly lately," signed the Kansas City manager. "Maybe this will get us going. But we won't know until tomorrow." What could have been a historic, as well as valuable victory exploded in the Royals' faces Monday night when the Texas Rangers scored four runs in the ninth inning to emerge with a 5-4 triumph. The Royals were playing before 27,008 fans who had raised the season attendance to 1,401,121, breaking this city's 21-year-old record for major league ball. Oakland, their closest pursuers in the American League West, had downed California earlier in the day. But the Royals, with Doug Bird pitching a five-hitter, sailed into the ninth with a 4-1 lead. With two out and Roy Howell on base, Joe Lahoud lofted a single that put runners on the corners. Herzog elected to stay with Bird, and watched the right- hander serve a run-scoring single to Juan Beniques. Then pinch-hitter Dave Moates slammed a Bird pitch off the leftfield wall to tie the game. Reliever Mark Littel came in, issued a walk and gave up the game winning hit to Toby Harrah, The loss, Kansas City's seventh in their last eight games, dropped the Royals' ad- i f, vantage over the A's to six games, the same number the two have remaining with each other ' Herzog, surrounded by writers, was seemingly talking to himself. "Get three runs in the first two innings, then just get one more," he said. "I thought we played all right, real aggressively, until that last inning." "Maybe this will wake us up. We need something." Rangers Manager Frank Lucchesi admitted the stinging defeat "might take a little out of the Royals." "When you're coming down the stretch and lose one like that, giving up four runs with two out in the ninth, it can have an adverse affect on a young team. "But I still think the Royals have a good, sound club, capable of playing very good baseball at any time. If the Royals can split their six games with Oakland, they should be all right. But if the A's get four or five of them, the Royals could be in real trouble. "I'm no genius, you understand, but I'll tell you' two things: It's going to be very interesting from here on in. And the A's have been there before." NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN FRANZ CARBURETOR ELECTRIC has moved to 2 blocks North of the VFW Club on VFW Road. Nicklaus Wins 'World Series' AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says the World Series of Golf is no longer a mere television show. "The old World Series was always a challenge, knowing you were playing the other players who had the Majors," said Nicklaus after winning the first revamped Series Sunday with a five-under-par total of 275 at Firestone South. "But you didn't have the atmosphere of a golf tournament. • You,, had the • at- • mosphere of '& television show," said the man who won four of the old Series, 36 holes in two days for $50,000 first prize. "The new tournament has the air of all the players, It's something significant and special when you get that air. It makes you play harder," he added. His rivals would agree Nicklaus played hard in the four days of the new Series, whose field was increased fivefold and purse quadrupled to $300,000. Nicklaus won $100,000. • Of the first tournament with the new qualifying, he said, "We started off with a good one. We had a representative field of world golf." Hale Irwin, the $50,000 run- nerup with 279, echoed Nicklaus' sentiments. "I think the World Series as we now have it is a great im-, provement. We have most of the best players. For the first year, it's been highly successful," said Irwin. Outspoken Dave Hill, who earned $20,000 for finishing third with par of 280, added, "It's a nice tournament, but I have to think of it as a glorified Tournament of Champions. It's an honor to play in the Series." Not one of the other players invited this year criticized it. Page 9 Garden City Telegram Tuesday, September 7,1976 Megahertz, owned by Larry '. Brumbaugh of Fort Worth, . Tex., and was good for $36,000 . in prize money. The other finishers included Louton's Angel, owned by Charles R. • Weak of San Antonio, Tex., and sixth for $34,000; • Comingforth, owned by J.L. Perkins of Houston, Tex., in seventh for $32,000; Pass Your Glass, owned by Joe McDermott of Madisonville, Tex., in eighth for $31,000; arid Topless Dancer, owned by R.E. Wise of Madisonville, Tex., for $29,000. 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