Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 9, 1976 · Page 7
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Major League Leaders By The Associated Press National League BATTING (340 at bats)Morgan, ,Cin, .341; Madlock Chi, .339; Johnstone, Phi, .336- Griffey, Cin, .333; A.Oliver Pgh, .332. .RUNS-Rose, Cin, U9- Morgan, Cin, 103; Griffey Cin, 101; Monday, Chi, 99- Schmidt, Phi, 97. RUNS BATTED IN- G.Foster, Cin, 115; Morgan, Cin, 105; Watson, Htn, 89; Schmidt, Phi, 88; Luzinski, Phi, 85. HITS—ROse, Cin, 182; Montanez, Atl, 173; Garvey, LA, 167; Griffey, Cin, 163; Buckner, LA, 163. DOUBLES—Madlock, Chi, 34; G.Maddox, Phi, 34; Johnstone, Phi, 33; Zisk, Pgh, 31; Simmons, StL, 31; Rose, Cin, 31. TRIPLES-D.Cash, Phi, 11; Geroninio, Cin, 10; Tyson, StL, 9; W.Davis, SD, 9; D.Parker, Pgh, 8; Stennett, Pgh, 8; Chaney, Atl, 8; R.Metzger, Htn, 8. HOME RUNS-Kingman, NY, 34; Schmidt, Phi, 33; Monday, Chi, 29; G.Foster, Cin, 29; Morgan, Cin, 27. American League BATTING (340 at bats)— McRae, KC, .342; G.Brett, KC, .333; Bostock, Min, .332; Carew, Min, .328; LeFlore, Det, .315. RUNS—LeFlore, Det, 90; Rivers, NY, 88; R.White, NY, 88; Grich, Bal, 84; Otis, KC, 84; Carew, Min, 84. RUNS BATTED IN- L.May, Bal, 95; Munson, NY, 91; Chambliss, NY, 89; ReJackson, Bal, 87; Ystr- zemski, Bsn, 87. HITS—G.Brett, KC, 184; Carew, Min, 174; Rivers, NY, 171; LeFlore, Det, 167; Chambliss, NY, 163. DOUBLES-Otis, KC, 38; Rivers, NY, 30; McCrae, KC, 30; Lynn, Bsn, 29; Chambliss, NY, 28; Rudi; Oak, 28. TRIPLES-G.Brett, KC, 13; Garner, Oak, 12; Carew, Min, 10; LeFlore, Det, 8; Rivers, NY, 8; Bostock, Min, 8. HOME RUNS-G.Nettles, NY, 26; L.May, Bal, 24; Bando, Oak, 24; ReJackson, Bal, 23; Hendrick, Cle, 22. •r'. Stakes Virtually a King's Ransom OJ-to-Rams Totally Dead' Issue / By The Associated Press ;t It was a simple sentence, five words spoken in the appropriate solemn tone by a man whose mind was troubled. "The issue is totally dead, "said Lou Sa ban, who coaches the National Football League's Buffalo Bills. The issue was a running back named O.J. Simpson and Bills' attempts to fulfill his wishes by trading him to a West Coast team. " i Though the stakes got higher and higher ks Wednesday progressed, amounting virtually to a king's ransom for the spectacular Simpson, the Los Angeles Rams were unable to Acquire the.running back's services. • They offered the Bills all 17 of their draft choices in 1977, mere hours before a jupge found the draft to be a violation of the anti- trust laws. They offered to pay the bonuses for every player the Bills sign next season. But even with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle serving as the mediator between Buffalo Owner Ralph Wilson and Los Angeles General Manager Don Klosterman, no agreement could be reached. The Bills insisted that All-Pro defensive end Jack Youngblodd be part of their compensation for Simpson, and when the Rams refused to part with him, the issue was totally dead. "We tried again," said Klosterman, "but we weren't successful. Neither were the San Francisco 49ers, who also made a last-ditch bid before the inter- conference trading deadline expired at 4 p.m. According to reports, they offered defensive end Cedric Hardman, running back Wilbur * * * Jackson and defensive back Reggie Taylor for the All-Pro runner. That left the Rams with their draft choices, the 49ers with their players, and Simpson with the Bills, where he doesn't want to be. Though two years still remain on Simpson's five-year contract, he has not yet appeared at training camp or played in a preseason game. He isn't on the club's active roster. The next move, it appears, is that Wilson again will try to persuade Simpson to return to action with Buffalo. Wilson told a Los Angeles newspaper he thinks it can be done. It appears few other options are available. The Bills no longer can trade with National Conference clubs, leaving only the AFC- Oakland Raiders as prospective dealers since Simpson has said he won't go to San Diego. * * * In other NFL developments Wednesday, the New York Jets made a total of 14 player transactions. They traded linebacker Godwin Tark to Denver and Richard Wood to Tampa Bay—each for a draft choice — waived seven players including Jazz Jackson, and acquired eight. Placed on injured waivers by the Jets were center Wayne Mulligan, running back Bob Gresham and cornerback Rich Sowells. Veteran center Bob Hyland, who began his career with Green Bay, was picked up on waivers by the Packers along with linebacker BobLally. Green Bay put receiver Eddie Bell on injured waivers. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons claimed tight end Bob Adams, an eight-year veteran, on waivers. * * NFL Collegiate Draft Ruled Illegal WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the National Football League must find another way to keep its 28 teams competitive because the present system of 5 drafting college players is illegal. In a decision that's sure to chase NFL owners and attorneys into huddles all over the country, U.S. District Judge William B. Bryant said the draft violates antitrust laws. Bryant said the essence of the draft is an agreement among team owners "that the right to negotiate with each top quality graduating college athlete will be allocated to one team, and that no other team will deal with that person." He called the arrangement an "outright, undisguised refusal to deal," and said it "constitutes a group boycott in its classic and most pernicious form, a device which has long been condemned." Bryant's ruling Wednesday was made in the case of former Washington Redskins defensive back James "Yazoo" Smith, who contended in a 1970 suit that the draft stifled the marketing of his football skills. A spokesman for the NFL in New York, Don Weiss, said the league would have no comment "until our attorneys have had a chance to study the decision and confer with us." He added: "If it's like the news accounts say, we expect we would appeal it." Attorneys for the NFL and the Washington Redskins, named as co-defendants in the Smith case, argued un, successfully in the non-jury trial before Bryant that the college draft was exempt from the Sherman and Clayton antitrust acts because it was part of a collective-bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players? If there were no draft, the attorneys argued, the more talented players would go to the richest teams or owners, or socalled glamor cities such as Miami, Los Angeles or New York. ' But Bryant ruled that the draft is much more restrictive than necessary. "It leaves no room whatever for competition among the teams for the services of college players and utterly strips them (the players) of any measure of control over the Palmer Wins 20th Game; It's Old Hat to Veteran Backstretch Slide Danny Ongais' car slides upside down down the backstretch at Ontario Motor Speedway during the California 500. Ongais' car ended on.its top^after the'accident with Duane ' Carter Jr. He was reported in good condition after the spectacular wreck. (AP Photo) ASU-UCLATube Test Tonight . TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University puts its highly-touted offense up against a strong UCLA defense tonight as the No. 3 and Wth-ranked teams, respectively, launch their 1976 football seasons before a national television audience. "It should be a heck of a ball game," promised Frank Kush, named Coach of the LIVE EVERY NITE GRAIN BIN "CONTINENTALS" Rack Again 9:30 to 12:30 Year by his peers last year after the Sun Devils went 12-0, including a 17-14 upset victory over Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl. UCLA, meanwhile, hopes to improve on last season's 9-2-1 record, which included a 23-10 Rose Bowl triumph over then top-ranked Ohio State. "The Bruins are extremely sound defensively," said Kush. "In fact, they are about as sound as anybody we've seen. They don't make a lot of mistakes." At the same time, UCLA Coach Terry Donahue is impressed by the Devils offense, which is keyed by junior quarterback Dennis Sproul, a product of Los Altos .High School in Hacienda Heights, Calif. ; / The Devils offense also features fullback Freddie, Williams, who will be eying his third 1,000-yard rushing season, and split end, John Jefferson, whom Kush, lauds as a "gifted athlete." '. The Bruins, meanwhile, are led offensively by halfback Wendall Tyler, who is closing in on the all-time school rushing mark. In 1975, he rushed for a school record £. 1,388 yards: Replacing gifted John Sciarra at quarterback .for UCLA will be senior Jeff Dankworth, who is considered a good passer and runner. While the Bruins are rated strong defensively, Kush feels his defensive unit leaves something to be desired. "The secondary is weak at the strong safety and the right corner spot," he said. A sellout crowd of over 50,000 fans is expected. The weatherman is forecasting a temperature of about 100 degrees at game time, with a slight chance of thundershowers. BALTIMORE (AP) — Posting a 20th victory just doesn't mean as much to a pitcher who has reached the coveted plateau in six of his last seven seasons. ."It's a milestone, I guess," Baltimore ace Jim Palmer said after pitching a 3-1 seven- hitter over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night. "But when you have 19 by the end of August, you kind of feel you're going to win 20." "People judge you on 20 wins," Palmer said while teammates drank the champagne he supplied for the occasion, "but what's the difference in winning 19 or 20? It's like a batter hitting .299 instead of .300. "Actually, there's not much difference between winning 15 or winning 20. It depends on how many times you go out there, the breaks you get, and how the team plays. You need luck and consistency." . The 30-year-old right- hander, the American League's Cy Young Award winner in two of the past three years, said both he and the Orioles had been a might inconsistent when his record was just 6-7 through mid-June. "Since then," he said, "I've pitched as well as I could have, except I've lost about a foot off my fast ball since pulling a back muscle on July 31." Sports in Brief "The back just won't get well between starts," Palmer said, "so the miin thing is not to favor my arm and change my motion. I haven't done that, but it's scary not being able to do what you want to do- 1 '-"".' ; ."V ?":'• Palmer, who has lost 12 this year, gave up a first inning run when John Lowenstein tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Larvell Blanks. Just two Cleveland runners reached second base after that and one, Lowenstein, was picked off by Palmer. Palmer entered the 1976 season with a career winning percentage of .655, the best among active pitchers, and an earned run average of 2.63, the best in the history of the American League. His lifetime mark is now 172-92. Page? Garden City Telegram Thursday, Sept. 9,1976 marketing of their talents," he said. Smith, the 12th player picked in the 1968 draft and the first choice of the Redskins, contended in his suit that he might have been able to sign for more money if he had not been bound to the Redskins. He also contended that he would have been free to negotiate a contract that would have protected him against losing his pay when he suffered an injury that ended his playing career. A star player for the University of Oregon, Smith was signed by the Redskins for. a $23,000 bonus, a promise of an additional $5,000 bonus if he made the team and an annual salary of $22,000. He sustained a neck injury during his rookie season and never played again. Judge Bryant ruled that Smith suffered - actual damages of $92,000 and, under the Clayton law, awarded him triple damages of $276,000 plus all court costs and attorneys' fees. For GREAT VALUES Come Out Today HOURS: Mon.-Frl. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 8 a,m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. D fr H MOBILE HOMES, . ' Lowly Expos Pop Cardinals Twice By The Associated Press TENNIS FOREST HILLS, N.Y. Top-seeded Chris Evert extended her winning streak on clay surfaces to 99 matches in defeating Natasha Chmyreva of the Soviet Union 6-1, 6-2 in the women's quarter-finals of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. AUTO RACING SALZBURG, Austria — Niki Lauda, Austria's Formula One world champion who was severely injured in a crash at West Germany's Nuer- burgring race track last month, announced he will definitely start at the Italian Grand Prix next Sunday, m BASEBALL SAN DIEGO — 'Atlanta Braves Manager Dave Bristol sat out a one-game suspension following a review of an umpire-bumping incident. New Location STEWART'S BARBER SHOP 1201 Taylor (NextToMcGraws Market) -Free Parking- "Hair Cuts The Way You Like Them" Open Tuesday — Saturday ST. LOUIS (AP) — For a team in possession of baseball's worst record, the Montreal Expos are showing exceptional life. ' • Twice knocked down b'y the St. Louis Cardinals <Wednesday night, the Expos; arose 'each time and swept; their second doubleheader pf the season — mostly through perserverance. t , "I wish some of you, guys could be on the bench and hear the yelling," an ebullien(Mon- treal Manager Charlie Fox told reporters following the 75, 8-7 Expos wins. V "They're saying, TlPgive you two, I'll give you two,' said Fox, referring to 1 h pitching staff. \ "I'll tell you something. 1 ' he added, "they've been scratching out there. They haven't given up yet. They're stili,out there to play the game." i That Fox' young club, his doomed to finish last in the National League East, has remained competitive was demonstrated in each contest. A four-run St. Louis second inning swamped the Expos in the opener until first the bat of Del Unser and afterward that of Barry Foote retrieved victory from defeat. Then, after Montreal fell behind 7-1 in the nightcap, a collective effort erased most of the deficit and Jose Morales' pinch double won it in the eighth. "The key play may have been when I took the left fielder (Bombo Rivera) out and put Jerry White in there," Fox glibly remarked concerning the second-game triumph. No sooner had the move been made than White, racing to his left on rain-slickened turf, reached out to rob Keith Hernandez of a double at the start of the Cards' eighth. AUTO RACES Super Modified Saturday Night l.atc Model Stock> Sat. Nile- Sept. 11 DODGE CITY Merrick Auto Itacing Reap Higher PROFITS fromWHEAT and small qrains BOOK NOW AND BE SURE OF A SUPPLY FOR FALL PLANTING. Glen Nightengale Copeland, Ks. 67837 Phone 668-3887 Leather look-alike. It looks like leather. Feels like leather. And wears like leather. The only thing that gives this snappy Pacific Trail shirt-jac away is tht> price. Just $30.00. 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