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Allen, Sox bop Orioles Page 18 Zoeller rolls at Busch Page 19 Fuzzy Zoeller ft if i Q-C Angels split a pair lifef Page 19 1Cj Nell Allen SPORTSUNE 322-7000 ' Guess who's not HOUSTON (AP) - While the spotlight falls on a pitching matchup between two rising stars, four pitchers who already have had Hall of Fame-type careers will be among the illustrious absent at baseball's 57th All-Star Game. Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets and Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox are expected to face each other as the starting pitchers in Tuesday night's game. Barbershop quartet A few of Rusty Staub's former New York Mets teammates Stadium. Keith Hernandez, Rick Agullera and Darryl Straw-poked a little fun at Staub's red hair during a pregame cer- berry are shown sporting bright red wigs they wore for the emony honoring his career with the Mets on Sunday at Shea occasion. (AP photo) Cubs drop it LOS ANGELES (AP) Alex Trevino's two-run double off the glove of Chicago left fielder Jerry Mumphrey with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday. It marked first time in 34 games this season the Dodgers won a game in which they trailed after six innings. Steve Sax started the winning rally with a leadoff single off Chicago relief ace Lee Smith, 6-7. Keith Moreland drove in all of Chicago's runs with a pair of doubles. ew p draft pick lights up Clinton's hopes lo By Steve Batterson QUAD-CITY TIMES CLINTON, Iowa The lights of Clinton aren't nearly as bright as the ones in Las Vegas but they look mighty good to Clinton Giant Matt Williams. The third overall pick in June's free agent draft, Williams is settling comfortably into his pro baseball career. "This city is just what I need," he said. "There's nothing here to distract me. I'm just here to play ball and with a lot of distractions that's tough. Here, there's nothing stopping me." In May, Williams completed a successful college career at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Mav. battine .351 in 57 eames. But four of the most prolific winners of the era went unchosen: Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro and Don Sutton all 300-game winners but all over 40. Also missing when the American and National leagues face each other at the Astrodome will be the likes of perennial All-Stars Reggie Jackson, Steve Garvey and Pete Rose. "Nothing guarantees you an All-Star Game," Niekro says. Not fame, not past achievement, not fl ' ff M Id. I ' I While the field for this week's jlJlMSIE.,. BOSTON (AP) Den nis Oil Can Boyd apoligiz-ed Sunday to his Boston Red Sox teammates for his tirade and walkout on the club three days earlier. The Red Sox said that Boyd apologized "in a closed clubhouse meeting for his unprofessional actions." "General Manager Lou Gorman indicated that the issue is now ended and no further statement reeardine Dennis Boyd the matter will be made," the Red Matt ,J Williams In June, the San Francisco Giants surprised him when they made him the third player selected in the draft. "I didn't expect it at all," the shortstop said. "I knew from the scouts since the beginning of sDrins that I'd probably go in the i J coming even 300 victories. A late scratch from the game was George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, who was elected to start at third base for the American League. Brett has suffered from strained shoulder ligaments and a strained rotator cuff tendon in his right shoulder since July 1. He was replaced on the roster by Brook Jacoby of Cleveland. Brett said he would be at the game and in uniform, but he would not play. "It has to do with brief release. Sox reported in a first round but I was surprised that I was the third one. It was just a thrill to get drafted." The Giants sent him to their short-season team in Everett, Wash., but he wasted little time there, moving up to Clinton after one week. "They said I'd be playing in Class A but I thought I'd be in Fresno (the Giants' other Class A affiliate)," he said. "I was a little disappointed when they sent me to Everett but they made it clear I wouldn't be there long. "I figure I might as well start from the bottom and work my way up," the Carson City, Nev., native said. "What I want to do here is get experience, improve my skills and have fun." In his first 15 games as a 2r v v to what's best for George Brett and what's best for the Kansas City Royals," Brett said. This season is the first since the early 1900s that four 300-game winners have been in action at the same time. None of the four current 300-game winners, however, is having an All-Star season, although Sutton, who won his 300th on June 18, has pitched well for the California Angels. The 41-year-old Sutton, a four-time All-Star who last ap- With the clubhouse closed to visitors 30 minutes before the scheduled start of a game, Boyd apparently met with his teammates while rain delayed a scheduled meeting with the California Angels. "Boyd apologized and then left the clubhouse since his three-day suspension without pay includes today (Sunday)," the club announced. "He will rejoin the team for the trip to the West Coast Wednesday." Boyd, a right-hander with an 11-6 record and a 3.71 earned run average, began shouting in the clubhouse after he learned that he had not been chosen as one of eight American League pitchers for the All-Star Game on Tuesday in Houston. Giant, Williams is batting .276. He's knocked in seven runs and cracked three home runs, although he doesn't consider himself a power hitter. "I've got a lot of things to learn and to work on," he said. "There's not one single thing that I need to improve on; I just need to improve overall in a lot of areas before I'll have a good shot of making it." Clinton Manager Jack Mull doesn't see too much wrong with Williams now. "He's got a lot of ability," Mull said. "I told him not to worry about how his teammates were playing. I said he should just go out and play at his level. He's got a very bright future ahead of him." And Mull said Williams QUAD-CITY TIMES Monday, July 14, 1986 ar peared in the classic when he started for the Nationals in 1977, has won six in a row. Niekro, the oldest of the 300-game winners at 47, also was the most recent All-Star, being chosen in 1984. He did not pitch that year, though. In fact, the knuckle-ball artist has actually appeared in only two of the five All-Star Games he's played in. "I'm a firm believer that when players are picked for an All-Star Game, they should be picked on While the field for this week's Hardee's Golf Classic doesn't quite match last year's for "name" players, it will be one of the largest in the 15-year tournament history. The big name in the 134-man pack will again be Calvin Peete, who has become something of a pal of the tournament. Peete, No. 6 on the tour money list with $312,959 this season, has gotten medical clearance for a knee injury which forced him to withdraw from the Anheuser-Busch and he committed Sunday. Other additions on Sunday were Brad Faxon, three-time tour winner Jack Renner, Charles Boiling, Denny Hepler, Tony Sills and Dick Mast. "We're very pleased with the field... very excited about it," said Tom Lenz, marketing director for the tournament. Peete joins the field as one of four winners of 1986 PGA Tour events. The others are defending champion Dan Foreman (Bay Hill), Dan Halldorson (Deposit Guarantee Classic) and Faxon (Provident Classic). If you're looking for a favorite, look for two-time Quad-Cities Open winner Scott Hoch, the tour's las test million dollar winner. Hoch, the lowest scorer so far on the tour this year, went over the million mark in career earnings on Sunday by winning $22,-000 with a tie for fourth in the Anheuser-Busch. "He has been playing super golf," Lenz added. Among the Hardee's Golf Classic entries, only Peete and Don Pooley (No. 22 last week) . have won more money this season. should help the entire Clinton team, which has struggled throughout much of the season. "The one thing we didn't have was a guy to take a leadership role and he's really shown that," Mull said. "Somebody like that can help bring a team around." The biggest difference on the field for Williams has been getting used to the pitching. "In college you'd see one or two good pitchers but here they're all good," he said. Just how quickly Williams moves up the pro baseball ladder is up to him but he is determined to climb. "Hopefully, it will happen quickly but it's all on my shoulders," he said. "I've got to perform and do well. The Giants like young players so I've got with a good organization." 17 game? the basis of who's having the best year during that particular year," Niekro said. "Maybe the All-Star Game is played too soon." Jackson, a 14-time All-Star, was barely beaten in balloting for the third American League outfield spot by Kirby Puckett. Hernandez was elected to start for the first time in a close race with 10-time All-Star Garvey. "I'm very fond of the game and will miss it," Garvey said. Today Mini pro-em Willi 'Worst AvW Golfers" of OakwooO. WAOi should tee II up at about M M p.m. Open ouoll-fter for four toot at Email Golf Court In Oovenport. Both tventi or open to the public and there It no ad mixtion charge. Tuesday Another free day. Hiohlltht is the lunior clinic with clubs provided by the Ben H09an Golf Equipment, Co. Re gionat club pros conduct the clinic. Juniors participating will be given a ctub end 9iH certificate from Hardee's after the clinic. Wednesday Celebrity pro-em dev. Tickets are available at the gale for SIO each. Celebrities expected to be on the course are country singer Tom T. Hon, NASCAR race drive Cole Yarkorough with his stock car, Roger Craig of the Sen Francisco 49ers, Ron Hollslrom of the Green Bay Packers, Boomer Eslason of the Cincinnati Benson, former NFL football ptoyert Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds and Buck Buchanan, former Milwaukee Brewers manager Harvey Kuenn, entertainer Corbet! Monica, television game-show host Alex Trebek, Illinois Governor Jemes Thompson and University of Iowa basketball coach Tom Davis. Thursday First round tournament action. Oan Foreman it the defending champion. Friday Second round. Solurdoy Third round. Sunday Final round. Awards ceremony. Other top money winners in the field are Foreman (30th last week), Willie Wood (31st) and Sills (39th). There will be no shortage of million-dollar winners in the field. In addition to Hoch, Peete, George Archer, Gil Morgan, J.C. Snead, Andy North, Bob Gilder, Mark Hayes, Jack Renner, Pooley and former champ Dave Stockton have won at least one million in earnings. The tournament kicks off today with a mini pro-am that will be highlighted by the return of the "Worst Avid Golfers." Qualifier More than 50 golfers are expected to battle for four qualifying spots in the tournament today at Emeis. U.S. cagers are stunned OVIEDO, Spain (AP) Argentina, led by Esteban Camissasa's 21 points, shocked the United States 74-70 Sunday in the opening game of the semifinal round of the World Basketball Championships as the Americans missed 16 free throws. It was the Americans' first loss in the 15-day round-robin tournament. The United States must win its next two games, against Canada and Yugoslavia, to have a chance to win the gold medal. "It doesn't take a whole lot of looking to see why we lost," U.S. Coach Lute Olson of Arizona, said.

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