Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 23, 1974 · Page 27
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NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Pis*, Sunitay, .June 23,life Page ^f Cards Hate Another Gibson |K ST. LOUIS (UP1)— Ask a Cardinal baseball fan about the Big righthander whose blazing fastball, quick pitching delivery, talent with the bat and bverall athletic ability has been producing thrills for years, and he'll tell you about Bob Gibson. , This year, he may mention Inbther • name—Lynn McGlothen. [there are a lot of similarities Btween Gibson and the young icGlothen, one of five Boston led Sox who came to the Cards In two winter trades. They share velocity, their pitching t-hythm and hitting ability to mat you at the plate as well as 6n the mound. and has had good success with first year in the National his moving fastball and a curve League, that has been over the plate "It's a personal goal," he more often than In the past. He said. "I'd feel better .If we were also likes to be able to bat again eight or-nine games ahead of after a year in the land of the the other teams in this division, designated hitter. All the teams are balanced, "I sure do like to hit," he said, maybe weak In one area but "It makes a big difference In a strong In another. I feel any tight ball game, being able to team that can get hot for a mon- move a man over In the late th or so can probably go ahead Innings. You get to stay In the and win It all." game where otherwise you Winning it all Is Important^ wouldn't. Even not having the but McGlothen's biggest thrill pitcher In the lineup In the American league, it's sometimes not as strong as when they have the pitcher in over here." . McGlothen's three hits played was winning his first one in a new league—a 6-4 win over the Pirates that gave the Cards a record of 6-1 early in the season. 'It really helps to get you UlMltfBOANWItS DRUG STORES SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY ; Now McGlothen has some- a big part In last weekend's 6-3 established"" he said, "You say thing, else in common with the victory over Atlanta, his ninth to yourself, 'Wow, I beat one of f 'bung Bob Gibson—he's becom- of the year. He has set a goal of ng the Cardinals' stopper, the 10 or 1112 wins by the all-star break, and wouldn't mind being In the midseason classic in his one to whom manager Red Schoendiehst can look when he Heeds a well pitched ball game and the bullpen needs a rest. McGlothen came to the Cards along with southpaw John Curtis and Mike Carman for pitchers Reggie Cleveland and Diego Segui and Inflelder Terry Hughes. With Cleveland gone, and Rick Wise gone to Boston earlier for Reggie Smith, a big hole was left In the Cardinal starting pitcher corps. McGlothen has filled the gap by winning nine of.his first 12 • decisions and registering three shutouts. ; The 24-year-old Louisiana native says he likes to start and is glad to be rescued from the bullpen, where he was stuck at Boston last year after he didn't give them "instant success" In the rotation. :• He suffered a cartilage injury last year in midseason and was sent to the minors to work himself back into shape. With the Pawtucket Red Sox he hurled a two-hit, 1-0 gem against the Cardinals' Tulsa farm team In the Little World Series and came to the attention'of the Car• dlnal brass, who considered him the key man in the six-player off-season deal. McGlothen said he had heard all sorts of rumors about a trade and was glad when he was sent to the Cardinals;. 'Other players told me I was the better-hitting ball clubs in the major leagues.' You figure, "I can do all right here. I'll be all right." BIG ONE — How would you like to find a 307-pound jewfish sitting in the driver's seat of a retired school bus? This is the sight that (left to right) Gaines Stanton, Chuck Guilford and Bobby Guilford found on the gulf floor when they went down on a diving trip to see how a fishing reef was doing. Joe Thomas Has No Misgivings BALTIMORE (UPI) - Joe Thomas, who revolutionized the Baltimore Colts by trading off such long-time heroes as Johnny Unltas and Tom Matte, can't resist bargaining even over the. number of Maryland crabcakes he gets for lunch; "Do I get one crabcake or two with my order," the Colt executive vice president and general manager demanded of his waiter at a suburban Baltimore restaurant. "I'm sure you'll get two, Mr. Thomas," was the reply. Thomas seemed satisfied with his crabcake achievement. He's also satisfied with what he's accomplished since taking over the front office helm of the Colts two years ago this July. "We're about ready to erupt," he said. "We're a young team that's gotten just enough experience to get us over the hump. We're at the same stage as the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins when they started winning big." The one-time Indiana high school coach still takes pride that as personnel diector he helped the Vikings and Dolphins convert from rag-tag expansion teams into major going to a No. 1 club," he said, NFL powers with his deals and "and so far what they said has draft choices, been absolutely true, from the Thomas said his trading front office on dowrt." spree with the Colts Is now He likes the National League finished. "We may make a trade or two but I feei we're pretty well set" he said. But in his first two years In Baltimore, the 53-year-old Ohio- born executive created consternation in the ranks of Colt fans as he peddled off favorite after favorite from a team which in 1970 won the Super Bowl and in 1971 had a 10-4 record. Johnny Unitas was shipped to San Diego. Tom Matte was traded and retired. Former all- pro tight end John Mackey, Bubba Smith, Jerry Logan, Dan Sullivan, Fred Miller, Bill Curry, Ray May, Norm Bulaich and Don Nottingham were swept out in the house cleaning. Thomas was roasted by some writers and berated by fans for discarding their sentimental favorites, particularly when the Colts fell to a 5-9 record in his first year and dipped to 4-10 last season. Thomas has no misgivings. "You still have to do what is best for the team, after you've analyzed the situation," he said. "If you don't, you aren't strong enough for the job." Although Thomas has received a number of critical letters from unhappy fans and Colt attendance has dropped, he is not worried. "When we beat Miami here last year, the fans went wild for us. They couldn't care less if the team I put on the field wins." Looking out over the Hunt Valley outskirts of Baltimore from his new penthouse office atop a brand new skyscraper, Thomas adds: "You have to make a decision and go all the way with it—to clean house, to start a new organization on the football field." Thomas thinks his team is on the verge of reaching championship caliber and points out that Colt morale seems high. "I've signed 25 veterans and every one of them wants to play here," he recounts. "Most of them have two or three year contracts. They all are anxious to get to camp and they worry about the possibility of a preseason strike. That's a great attitude to have." What about reports that tough Mike Curtis, an all-star linebacker, wants to be traded? "Every ball club has someone who is a little disgruntled but Mike has signed his contract. Any organization with 50 or 70 people has someone who is going to be a little disgruntled but they still do their job." fine quarterbacks. Marty Domres came on strong last year and showed he's a top pro quarterback. Bert Jones is the finest passer I've ever seen come out of college." Thomas isn't worried about the World Football League and although theteam has lost two players only one of them, tackle Tom Drougas, who has two more years on a Colt contract, figured in their future plans. What about his quarterback situation? "We're fortunate to have two Thomas signed the team's two first round draft choices, defensive end John Dutton of Nebraska and wide receiver Roger Carr of Louisiana Tech but lost two other high draftees because he's hard-nosed about giving any rookie a no-cut contract. "I don't believe in a no-cut contract for anyone," he insists. "The whole team is hurt by it. I think it's only fair that every guy on \he club should know that every other guy there has to make it on his own." Without rancor, he points out that Unitas sat out San Diego's final game last season watching his team lose from the stands. 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