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Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 30

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Monday, March 24, 1975
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2D CORPUS CfcRISTt TIMES, Mon., Mar. 24, 1975 Baseball Roundup Palmer, Nolan Sparkle in 7-lnning Stints (AP Wirephoto) Feeling his way to first. . . Reds' Ken Griffey blinded en route to first base By Hencfad Nteensao AP Sports Writer The Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds didn't make it to the World Series in 1974 but comeback-minded pitchers Jim Palmer and Gary Nolan could make the difference this year. Palmer, who slipped to his first losing record (7-12) because of an elbow ailment last season, worked seven innings and allowed three runs and six hits as the Orioles defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Sunday. Meanwhile, Nolan, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 1973 and made only two a p p e a r a n c e s that year, became the first Cincinnati pitcher to go seven innings in a 7-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Like Palmer, he also allowed three runs--one unearned--on a yield of seven hits. In other exhibition games, a split squad of Orioles edged the Atlanta Braves 4-3, the Cleveland Indians outslugged the Milwaukee Brewers 12-8, the California Angels nipped the Oakland A's 1-0, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4, the New York Yankees blanked the Detroit Tigers Connors' Withdrawal Causes More Controversy By The Associated Press Tennis whiz Jimmy Connors stirs up controversy almost every time he steps on the court and sometimes even when he stays on the sidelines. Connors was supposed to face New Yorker Vitas Gerulaitis in the finals of the I n d e p e n d e n t P l a y e r s Association championships in New York Sunday but he withdrew with an ankle injury. Instead of watching Connors, currently the world's top player, the disappointed crowd of 4,500 got little-known Polish player Wojtek Fibak. After Gerulaitis disposed of Fibak 6-3, 7-5, the fans weren't the only ones who felt cheated. "Why couldn't he have withdrawn last night?," demanded Czechoslovakian pro Jan Kodes. figuring that he would have gone into the finals if Connors had bowed out earlier. "He did this in Little Rock and Fairfield, too," said _ Kodes. "One time he had something wrong with his stomach." Connors beat Kodes 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in Saturday night's semis. Apparently Connors' i n j u r e d ankle got worse overnight and, after trying briefly to warm up Sunday, he couldn't continue. "I need the money, too," said Kodes. "But he's a star and he can get away with it." Gerulaitis, who won the first prize of $7,500 by default and earned another $1,000 by beat- ·ing Fibak, backed up Connors' -decision. "1 'saw Jimmy Connors' ankle and there was no way he c o u l d c o n t i n u e , " said Gerulaitis. Added Dr. Tom Vitti, the consulting physician, "To allow Jimmy to play would be to endanger the career of an excellent player." Elsewhere, Harold Solomon, of Silver Spring, Md., and Aust r a l i a n ace Rod Laver captured World Championship Tennis tournaments. In Memphis, Solomon out- WHITE STORES. INC Hurry! This Offer Good 1 Week Only! Auto Service SPECIAL! ^"^^^^·····^····^··V Could You Stop BRAKE INSTALLATION JOB COMPLETE JOB INCLUDES: · All labor and Brake Linings! · Linings "Tri-Arc" Precision Fitted To Each Druml · Brake Drums Resurfaced! ·Installing Wheel Cylinder Kits and Re-Honing Cylinders! ·Cleaning Front Wheel Bearings, Inspecting Repacking! ·Refilling with New Fluid! ·FREE ADJUSTMENT After Brakes HaveSeil All Work Done By Qualified Experts! A d M a t S - 4 10 PARKDALf PLAZA REG $39 95 /U. fl-L V ' ^"'7 Most American Cars DRUM TYPE BRAKES ONLY! 854-5378 lasted Jiri Hrebec of Czechoslovakia 2-6,6-1,6-4 to become the year's first double winner on the Red Group tour. The 22- year-old Solomon, seeded fifth, picked up $12,000 for his efforts in the nationally-televised two- hour match. In Caracas, Laver, the top seed, posted his third straight Blue Group victory with a 7-6, 6-2 decision over Mexico's Raul Ramirez. Britain's Virginia Wade survived four match points to hold off Czecholslovakian teenager Martina Navratilova in the Maureen Connolly Brinker Women's Tournament. Miss Wade won the match 2-fi, 7-6, 4-3 when Miss Navratilova retired after aggravating an Id Achilles tendon injury. Miss Wade took home first place money of $15,000. And in Monte Carlo, Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va., got off to an impressive start as the WCT Green Group began play. The second-seeded Ashe, the only one of the top seeds to see action, coasted past countryman Dick Dell without losing a game, 6-0', 64). Smith Expects U.S. Position CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -N o r t h Carolina basketball Coach Dean Smith said Sunday he expects to be named coach of the 1976 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Smith, 43, said on his weekly television show that he has been approved by the Olympic Basketball Committee, and now needs only to win the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee. 50, the San Diego Padres buried the Chicago Cubs 14-0, the Montreal Expos shaded the Texas Rangers 8-7, the Kansas City Royals trounced the Chicago White Sox 9-3. the Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-4 and the San Francisco Giants turned back their Phoenix farm club 12-11. Palmer, who retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced, didn't have much to say about his pitching but was ecstatic over the Orioles' power this spring. "The way our guys have been hitting, I can probably give up live runs a game and win going away," he said. The latest slugger was recently acquired Dave Duncan, who drove in four runs with a pair of homers. Bobby .Grich also homered. Nolan was supported by the booming bats of Tony Perez and Johnny Bench. Perez boomed a two-run double while Bench drilled a two-run homer. The only person unhappy with Nolan's progress is pitching coach Larry Shepard, who thinks a trip to movies may just be what the doctor ordered to correct a flaw in the right- hander's delivery. He has ordered videotapes of Nolan at his best and a session with the films is the next step. "A guy develops a habit over two years and he can't break it," said Shepard, who is convinced Nolan is throwing the ball too high in the strike zone. "You can't convince him verbally. He's going to have to see it." Don Baylor hit a home run and Lee May doubled home Brooks Robinson during a two- run eighth-inning rally that gave the Orioles' other squad a 4-3 triumph over the Atlanta Braves. It was Baylor's sixth homer of the spring. The Indians overcame a six- run deficit in the last four innings to beat the Brewers. A record crowd of 6,249 was on hand at Tucson, Ariz., to see the first match-up between Milwaukee's Hank Aaron, baseball's all-time leading home run h i t t e r , a n d Frank R o b i n s o n , fourth on the home-run list who made his first playing appearance as baseball manager of the Indians. Aaron smashed a 405-foot double to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the first Inning and walked and grounded out in his o t h e r two appearances. Robinson flied out and walked. Meanwhile, rumors about a trade involving Cleveland pitcher Gaytord Perry flared again when officials of the Indians and the Boston Red Sox huddled twice. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the Red Sox were desperate to acquire Perry. "You'd be amazed at how high they'd go to get Gaylord," the paper quoted a source as saying. "If Seghi Cleveland General Manager (Phil Seghi) plays his cards right, he can get almost anything he wants for Perry." California's Frank Tanana, Ed Figueroa and Chuck Hock- enbery limited Oakland to six hits. Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell slammed two home runs and drove in four runs against Philadelphia. Doc Medich of the Yankees allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings against Detroit. Willie McCovey doubled and tripled and San Diego's Joe Mclntosh, Brent Strom, Larry Hardy and Bill Grief combined for an eight-hit shutout against the Cubs. Gary Carter's long home run triggered a three-run eighth inning that lifted Montreal over Texas. Hal McRae increased his exhibition average to .395 with a single and two doubles in leading the Royals past the White Sox. Houston's Cliff Johnson homered, singled and drove in three runs against Minnesota. Ed Goodson's three-run homer in the ninth inning enabled San Francisco to beat Phoenix. The scheduled contest between the New York Mets and Los Angeles was canceled when the Dodgers' plane developed a malfunction and was unable to make the trip from Vero Beach to St. Petersburg, Fla. Driessen Sidelined TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Onetime regular Dan Driessen was placed on the 21-day disabled list and nine ether Cincinnati Reds players were sent to the minor leagues Sunday. Driessen, who suffered a fractured bone in his left wrist during winter ball, won't be available until about the second week of the season. L Pet. 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