Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 26, 1974 · Page 18
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 18

Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, June 26, 1974
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Pftgtr AC NEWS*HERALD, Panantii City ,FI»„ Wfriitftutav, Jtm* Quilici Under Gun BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (UPI) - Frank Quilici, youngest manager In big league baseball at 35, is under the gun to put the Minnesota Twins on the winning track. Calvin Griffith, president of the Twins, ' stopped short Tuesday of saying outright that Quilici is in immediate danger of being fired, but with the club in fifth place in the American League West, 8 % games behind, he did say: "the guy has to produce or he has a hell of a problem. It's up to him to show he is capable of being a big league manager and If he's not, then we've got to look somewhere else." The Twins have won only 28 games against 39 losses and attendance is running 141,000 behind last season, Griffith said. In Arlington, Te^as, where the TwinB are playing a series with the Rangers, Quilici admitted he has job troubles but said, "If he (Griffith) wants my Job, he's going to have to drag it off my back because I plan to continue to do everything possible to try to produce a winner." Griffith told UPI: "I talked with Quilici two weeks ago and told him that I thought he'd better be the boss of the ball club and not let things go undone." "If something goes wrong," Griffith said, "he's supposed to take care of It, He seems to be a little lackadaisical in handling the situation. "I feel that we have the potential on our club to go somewhere.. Our pitching is coming along. But we have to do something different to win ball games. That's all there is to it. "I told him he had better start being the boss or else we would have to do some thinking. I've never told him to play this guy or that guy. He put the guys in that lineup. "I don't put managers in trouble," Griffith said. "They get themselves in trouble. "If they start feeling sorry for themselves, then they'd better start thinking about getting things on the right track." Griffith said he and the fans are "tired of players not running the ball out —the fans pay to see the players hustle, and if they don't give the fans a show they don't show up." "I hope the ball players will get out there and bust their tails for him (Quilici)," Griffith said. "We can't afford to sit here and lose $1 million because the players aren't hustling. "I'm not firing the guy," Griffith said, "but also I'm not giving anbody a vote of confidence." Quilici said he hasn't talked with Griffith lately about his future, but "he's the owner and he can say what he wants to say. My prime job now is to take care of the players. Quilici said he and Griffith "meet pretty regularly" but that the clb president hasn't said anything about his job security. "A lot of talk comes out," he said. "These rumors come quick. "But I've never worried about a job before and I won't now." Mike Marshall Likes HEFTY ONES — Mechael and Jimmy Buchanan post with a^catch of bonito, barracuda and amberjack they made with their parents from Austell, Ga., on the Nick Nack with Capt. Buster Niquet out of Grand Lagoon docks. Strike Ahead? WASHINGTON (UPI) - National Football League owner and player negotiators wrangled for more than five and half hours Tuesday on their contract dispute and a federal mediator glumly reported they still are tremendously far apart. Meditor James Scearce told newsmen after the session "I can't be overly optimistic" about averting a strike scheduled for Monday "but I'm going to give it a try. "A meditor is supposed to be optimistic and I'm trying to be but there are tremendous differences between the two sides and they've got to figure ways to close the gap." He said the prolonged session was marked by "heated exchanges" and added that both the players and owners are "going to have to start realizing they have a long way to go." Bill Curry, president of the NFL Players Association, concurred with the medltors unop- timistic report and accused the Owners .Management Council of "shadow boxing" in their negotiations. The Houston Oil­ ers center said after the meeting of a prospective strike: "It looks very much as if its going to happen." He also charged that the owners are trying to "intimidate" the rookies into reporting to training camps when the strike occurs and said this would amount to using the first year players as strike breakers. John Thompson, executive director of the owners group, said "we're still shooting for a settlement and are optimistic we can avoid serious trouble before it really counts later in July." He reported that the owners made the players an offer to increase insurance and pension benefits but Curry described the proposal as "a joke." The agenda for the Tuesday meeting centered on insurance, pensions, union security and player safety. Wellington Mara, owner of the New York Giants, who heads the Management Council, said before going into the closed door meeting: "There are still a lot of flies in the ointment but we hope that reasonable people can come to some reasonable conclusions." Scearce said he would try to keep both sides talking through Thursday and into the weekend if necessary. Strike action by the players on Monday would have no Immediate impact but the NFLPA has completed arrangements for the beginning of pre-season camps when they begin to open next month. San Diego's rookies are scheduled to report for workouts on July 3. The Players Association conducted a campaign to persuade rookies and free agents to boycott the training camps if a strike takes place. No Cycle Races No motorcycle races will be held Saturday night at Beaches Speedway while the track is being renovated. Stock car racing will be held Sunday night, with time trials starting at 6 p.m. Women Softball WOMEN'S LEAGUE Seymour 19 Bayride 17. HR — Bayslde, Burrowi, Zorn. Three or more hlu — Seymour, Partoni; Bayitde, Bruwelt. Glbb't 19, Moore Handley IB. Three or more hlu — Ctbb'i, Peters, McDonald, Paroni; Moore Handley, Brannon, D. Moran. LOS ANGELES (UPI) Michael Grant Marshall Is earning $87,500 with the Los Angeles Dodgers to take time out from his k 1 n e s i o I o g y courses at Michigan State University. The money, the East Lansing, Mich., resident said, is not all that important. The competition is. , At 31, Marshall is baseball's premier relief pitcher. With the righthanded screwball artist In their bullpen, the Dodgers are confident they can dethrone the Cincinnati Reds in the National League West. At the start of the Dodgers' three-game series with the Atlanta Braves this week, Marshall had appeared in 45 of his club's 70 games. Since Dodger starters had 19 complete games, that meant the man from Michigan with the big words had appeared in all but six of LA's contests requiring a reliever. Marshall is studying for his doctorate and lecturing on kinesiology at Michigan State. Kinesiology is the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. "Competition Is the. key to this game," Marshall said. "If it weren't for the strong competition, it wouldn't be any fun. That's what this game's all about." And, he continued, not just competition with the other teams in the league. "You can't let the fact that maybe a pitch isn't working well for you sway you from using it," he said. "You have to force yourself to use it even though it's difficult to throw that pitch. Lou Quigley Tops Lou Quigley won first place in the A division of Colony Club women golfers' match vs. par tournament Tuesday. Other results were: A division, second Irene Toske; B division, first Marie Johnson, second Jan Harbeson; C division, first Mildred Russell, second Jean Frazier. Low putts were turned in by Lou Quigley with 29. Softball MEN'S LEAGUES Church ol God of Prophecy 17, Bear Creek Aatembly 5. HR-Church of God, Larry White, Jack Mllllroni, D. West; Bear Creek, Wayne Odom, Harold Lee. Three or more hits—Church of God, Larry Whits, Jim White, Jamet Mllllroni («), Wett. Miracle Baptltt 20, Trinity Methodist 5. HR—Trinity, Chuck Dean; Miracle, I .amar Dudley. Three or more hlta—Eric Landry (4). Carllfle Baptltt 24, Central Assembly 12. HR—Carlisle, Joe Wenzel, Joe Thomas 2, Jim Fox; Central, Gordon Watklns 2, Carl Ward 2. G. Trogda. Three or more hits—Carlisle, Andy Blades, H. Ray, Joe Thomas, Bo Kltts, R. Vineyard; Central, C. Trogda. First Methodist 11, Springfield Baptist 6. Three or more hits. First Methodist, Sam, Ridley; Springfleldd, Larry Gtlllkln. Lynn Haven Methodist 23, Northside Baptist It. HR—Lynn Haven, Randy Elckenhorst 3. Ricky Barnes 2; Northside, Charles Camp. Three or more hits—Lynn Haven, Al Park, Nolan Walslniham (4), Ricky Barnes; Northside, Bob Strausbaugh (4), Ed Franklin, Mike Noteworthy. St John's Catholic 16, Cove Baptist 1. HR—St. John's Hank Facdnl 2. Three or more hits—St. John's, Greg Brudnlckl. St. Andrew Baptist (No. 1) 11. Central Baptist 10. HR—St. Andrew, Dane Messick 2; Central, Frankle Wllkar. Three or more hits—St. Andrew, Dan Parrlsh; Central, Hoss Hostetler. First Baptist (No. 1) 16, Mland Park Baptist 5. HR—First Baptist, Sammy Rowe, Kenny Barron. Three or more hits—First Baptist, Sammy Rowe (4), Tommy Welch, Joe Johnson. St. Andrew Baptist (No. 2) 13, Good Shepherd Lutheran 2. "Now that's where the, competition within yourself comes In. Besides the competition bet* ween teams, there's an awful lot of competition in yourself. You have to accept and meet challenges. Once you can meet them, then you're ready to go." In a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants, Marshall pitched seven innings of scoreless relief and came up with three victories In three days to run his record to 7-3. "My individual record means absolutely nothing," he said and he didn't sound like he had just delivered one of baseball's better age^worn cliches. "AH that counts is the game goes All you got to do is ask Alleged PGA cheating still unsettled By Murray Olderman The tipoff: The celebrity golf and tennis circuit has become such a big deal among sports stars that agents are starting to creep into the act, boosting appearance fees and making it strictly business instead of charity affairs. Q. Last year there was a hassle at the Ladies PGA regarding alleged cheating by Jane Blalock and in turn she brought suit against them. How was this settled? —Anthony Jones, Oakland, Calif. Definitely unsettled. Ms. Blalock was suspended on June 1, 1972, by the LPGA for one year, on charges of misplacing the ball on the green, etc. She immediately filed suit and got an injunction letting her play while her prize money was put in escrow. Her suspension was technically lifted last June and she got ail her money when an Atlanta federal judge ruled in her favor on a per se anti-trust violation. This has been appealed by the LPGA to the Fifth Circuit Court and has not yet come to trial, though a pre-trial hearing was held recently. Meanwhile Janie plays on as a full-fledged LPGA member and won her first tournament in two years this March at San Isidro, Mexico. On the legal front, more to come. Q, In 1932, Glenn Cunningham of Lawrence (Kansas) high set the national high school record for the mile at 4:24. Would you kindly list the names and times of succeeding mile record holders up to and through Jim Ryun? -Albert . Handley. San Jose, Calif. ' I don t want this to run into the advertising columns of • your friendly newspaper with a long list tabulation. But you should know that since 1961,30 different high school distance runners have run the mile under 4:08. with Ryun achieving i the ultimate prep mark of 3:55.3 for Wichita East oh June 27, 1965, in San Diego, Calif. Other sub-four minute milers have Ibeen Tim Danielson of Chula Vista, Calif. (1966), and Marty Liquori of Essex Catholic in Newark, N.J. (1967). \ Q. Who has the record for most yards in a Super Bowl game? -Barry Tobin, Wausaukee, Wis. | I assume you mean rushing. Until Larry Csonka, future \fullback of the Memphis "Whatevers," ran wild in Super ' Bowl VIII, the record was held by Matt Snell - 121 yards on < 30 carrier for the New York Jets in 1969. Csohka upped those ; figures to 145 yards on 33 carries (and two TDs) for the (Dolphins last January. Q. Regarding the Montreal Expos, can you translate the baseball positions into French — catcher, pitcher, first baseman, etc.? -Curtis Key, Oakland, Calif. Without producing a French-English dictionary, these are the essential terms: pitcher—lanceur; catcher—receveur; outfielder -voltigeur; infielder-interieur. And then you go into such distinctions as voltiguer de centre for center- fielder, premier-but for first baseman, arrets-court for shortstop. I like the designation for pinch-hitter-frappeur d'urgence. It sounds like a sorely-needed ice cream frappe. Q. Can you tell me who George Foreman fought in Oakland and on what dates? -Gerald Flaherty, Richmond, Calif. The heavyweight champion, who does a better job of hiding between fights than anybody since Floyd Patterson and without a false beard yet - has fought only twice in neighborly Oakland, just up the road from his regular digs in Hayward, Calif. Both times against reluctant Argentinians - he stopped Gregorio Peralta in 10 on May 10,1971 and Miguel Perez in 2 on May 11,1972. Parting shot: II you doubt the World Football League is throwing around the big loot to lure NFL stars, just check in with Daryle Lamonica, who at age 33 next year, can look forward to a cool million for three seasons. "It's even hard," says Daryle, "for this guy to believe it." GUIDES — BOATS MOTORS — BAIT WADDELL'S HUNTING - FISHING LODGE MOTCL^ft RESTAURANT ACCOMMODATIONS Specializing in fresh water Catfish P.O. Box 606 Phono: 653-4381 AREA COPE (904) Apalachlcola, Fla. 32320 under the Dodger win column," Traded to the Dodgers during the offseason, Marshall pitched in 92 games for the Montreal Expos last year. That, was a major league record. Now it appears that he will break that record with ease. Asked if he thought he would appear in 120 this season, he replied stoically, "I hope they (the Dodgers) need me in that many." Marshall says the thing that might separate him from the other relief pitchers in the big leagues Is superior conditioning. "What I say is if you want to play during the season, you work during the offseason," he etjtion noted. "During the season, 1 use the game as my conditioning. "Usually, if I go two days without pitching*' I'll throw some batting practice. Unless I throw quite a bit prior to that. Then Ml go three days. But I'll never go longer than that without throwing to a hitter." The articulate and learned professor has a way of expressing himself that puts him In another world from other baseball players. "The particular situation that I'm In doesn't make any difference when I pitch," he said. "I like to think I'm going to pitch to the guy the same way, regardless whether there's anybody on or not. "I sit and watch the game, closely for three innings in .the. 1 dugout. I don't try to determine If a pitcherls tiring, That's up to the manager. 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