Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1973 · Page 24
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24, DELAWARE COUNTY M.) DAILY TOIM Thursday, May 31, 1973 Johncock wins abbreviated 4 500' * * * u No checkered | Hag * for I winner ^ By WILL GR1MSLEY * AP Special Correspondent ^ INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- It was the Speedway of rain' and fire, frustration and tragedy. pBut it came to a happy "ending for Gordon Johncock, a gut- ty little guy who came off of eight failures and beat auto racing's biggest stars for top honors in the Indianapolis 500. ;' "I -wish it had gone 500 njiles," the tiny. 38-year-old rcing veteran said after win- 4ing Wednesday's rain-delayed and rain-shortened 57th Indy race. "For me, it's the greatest thing in the world." ;·;· While he profited from the t;ain 'that halted the gruelling test after 133 of the 200 laps over the 2i/2-mile asphalt track, the brash, cocky graduate of fche dirt tracks left no doubt that he thought he could have held on all the way. v^He finished one-half ]ap ahead of Bill Vukovich Jr., tyjule former champions A. J.' ·ijoyt Jr., Mark Donobue, Mario Axlnretti, and Al and Bobby Unser failed to finish the abbreviated race. f'The curly-haired, pug-nosed 1973 champion, who associates say "fears no man or 'beast," gunned his Eagle-Offenhauser at a speed that at times rea'ched almost 200 miles per hour under dark, menacing clouds and finished in a cold, drizzling rain. ;lie didn't even have the pleasure of seeing the checkered flag. , "It doesn't matter/' he said with a shrug when asked how he felt when flagman Pat Vidan ended the race with a red flag and never hauled out the check- e^ed one, the source of every \%ce driver's dream. "Winning was the important thing." 'The red flag was a fitting badge for the 1973 Indianapolis 500. It was a race of flame and violence. The red flag was waved an unprecedented four times. ·The rain produced frustration--for the .drivers, mechanics, fans and the Speedway officials. The accidents brought a sobering thought to all , :-Are these winged, turbo- cftarged thunderbolts, now threatening the 230 miles per hour barrier, going too fast? Has auto racir-g become a sadistic ritual? Should somebody apply the brake-? ; ."The speed is getting so fast, it .scares me to death," said three-time winner A. J. Fir^t, Jr. A J- doesn't scare easily. SWEDE SAVAGE'S-STP explodes as it rams inside wall coming- out of the fourth turn of Indianapolis' accident-plagued Speedway Wednes. day. Perko pitches 4th shutout, strikes out 13 GORDON JOHNCOCK waves to spectators after lie was declared winner of the Indianapolis 500 Wednesday. Rain caused cancellation of the race after 332,5 miles. Ridley, Springfield stay alive in Central Brossart sold to Maple Leafs ;. PHILADELPHIA (AP) .",-- Philadelphia F l y e r s ' ','_ d e f e n s e m a n W i 1 lie Brossart has been sold to the Toronto Maple Leafs · for an undisclosed amount, the National H o c k e y : League C l u , b announced ' Wednesday. The Flyers' third round ·draft choice in 1 9 6 9 , Brossart played 54 games last season w i t h the Flyers' farm club, the Richmond Robins, scoring ' 'one goal and two assists. ; In 14 games with the '· Flyers, Brossoart, 24, .recorded one assist. Ridley and Springfield both stayed alive in the Central League baseball scramble Wednesday, but not until both received a large scare from a second division team. Ridley scored twice in the fourth and twice in the fifth to get by Conestoga, 6-5, while Springfield scored twice in the fifth and twice in the sixth to shade Penncrest, G-5. In other action, Radnor also stayed hot on the heels of l e a g u e - l e a d i n g Marple Newtown with a 7-5 win at Upper Darby and Lower Merion nipped Haverford, 3-2. Ridley's Steve Borja went the distance and fanned eight to gain the decision over Conestoga. Bob Borden and Mike Bernot got the winning rally going for the Green Raiders with singles. Rich Hooven doubled to knock in Borden and Bernot scored on a single by sophomore John Nurthern. Frank Daly had a single and triple and 'knocked in a run for Ridley. Dan Driscoll was 4-for-4 for Conestoga. He had a double and drove in a run. Penncrset routed Springfield starter Bob Gibson with a five run first inning, but Pete Bellis stopped the Lions on one hit over the final 6-one third innings to gain the win. All of Penncrest's runs were unearned. Springfield scored the tying and winning runs in the sixth with only one hit. Tom- Gentile was safe on an error and advanced on Bob Joy's sacrifice. Dave Ferrell walked. Gentile stole third and came home on a balk and then Jim Logue singled Ferrell home. Logue was 3-for-4 and drove in two ni.ns and Ferrell and Bellis each tripled. Larry Evans had two hits and drove in two runs for Penncrest. LA routs Carlton, Phils, 9-4 LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- ;againbt the Phils, 13 off Cy Manny Mota, the veteran out- Young Award winner Steve i fielder who v;as Roberto Cle- raente's teammate at Pitts- Carlton. bilrgh for six summers, wants to. make one thing perfectly clear. They ended the month of May with a 19-8 record and a team batting average of .313. The 1373 edition of the Los! , T . h . e ^ for-40 night raised the Angeles Dodgers, be said in all candor after a 9-4 ro'it of the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night, gets his vote as his N0. 1 offensive club since he broke into the majors with San Francisco in 1962. . . . c l l t b s league-leading aver- to .282 and enabled the Dodgers to stay a half gamp back of the Giants in the National League West. For May, in whHi they J in- proved their record from 11-11 ...,-..._ is the best hitting clubjto 30-19, the Dodgers averaged 1'V.p ever been on," Mola said H-7 hits a game. In 49 ganiis.j after the Dodgers' sixth straight whfi. "At Pittsburgh, we used thjS'home run. We're consistent enough here not to need the lof)g ball." lijhe Dodgers continued to re- sensible those hard-bitting Pirates, generally regarded as the top hitting team in baseball, with an 18-hit attack they have amassed 503 hits. Dixie Walker. Los Angeles' j gentlemanly hitting instructor, watched the Big Blue Machine (if you'll pardon the expression) bomb four Philadelphia pitchers and said: "It looks like all these kids have arrived at the same time! It wouldn't be realistic to expect them to keep Dodgers 9, Phillies 4 | Philadelphia LOS Angles ab r h bi ab r h bi Tovar I f 5 1 1 0 Lows 2 b 3 0 2 0 Bowa Si 5 0 1 0 Butkner Ib 5 0 1 0 Monlanez Ib A 1 2 1 Davis cf 5 1 2 0 Luzinski I f 3 0 0 0 Ferguson e 4 ) 1 1 Lonboro p 0 0 0 0 Mola If . 1 3 2 0 Robinson cf 4 1 2 2 Coy 3b 4 3 3 2 Schmidt 3t 4 0 0 0 Crawford rf 5 ) 3 2 Boone c 4 1 2 3 Russell y. 5 0 · .f Anderson rf 3 0 0 0 Osleen p 5 0 0 0 Carllon p 2 0 1 0 Wilson D 0 0 0 0 Scarce D 0 0 0 0 Harrrmn Ib 2 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 40 » 1J » Pfilladefgja 110001100 4 Los Anaeles 02002oix--9 E-Ccv. DP-Phil.ideipnia 2, Los Angeles 1. t-OB-PhiladclphU 7, Los Anaeles 12. 2B-Crawford, Russell, Fercuion. 3B- Davls. HR-Boone (2), Robinson (6), Ccv i (6). SB-Davis. | ip h r er t* so i Carllon L 5-7 5 13 6 6 3 3 Wilson o 3 1 2 i o Scarce 1 0 0 0 1 i l-onboro ? 2 1 1 o 1 Osteen W 5 - 3 9 9 4 4 2 . 4 Carlton pitched to two batters in 6th; Wilson pitched to four bailors in 6th. T-2;19. A-15,.162. Sec DODGERS, Page 26 F r a n k Perko's fourth Catholic League ' s h u t o u t carried St. James a step closer to clinching a playoff spot Wednesday as the Jims walloped Cardinal O'Hara. 9-0, at Archbishop Carroll High. In another game, Bminer exploded for six runs in the fourth inning and crushed St. Thomas-More, 74. Perko tossed a three-hitter and struck out 13,- but six walks kept him in trouble * * * Bulldogs place four P H I L A D E L P H I A -Defending Catholic League charnpoin St. James placed four of its members on the All-Catholic first team during a vote by the baseball coaches of the league schools. Named to the first team were the Jims' pitcher Frank Perko. shortstop Dave Kasarsky, third baseman Earl Emerson and right fielder Bill Warrington. . Cardinal O'Hara's pitcher Ed DiFrancesco was the other first-team pitcher chosen. Archbishop C a r r o l l i s represented by centerfielder Mike Kennedy and Bonner by second baseman Bill Cusick. Others named to the first- team were; Henry Sirolli (Neumann) and D e n n i s Harasin (Roman), tie, first base; Andre C o t r u f e l l o (More), left field; and, Tony Hanson (West), catcher. Second-team members are first baseman Mike Gallagher, Carroll; second baseman Bill Squadrito, Neumann; third baseman Tony Mignogna. Neumann; shortstop J o e Welsh. Carroll; left fielder Jim McConologue, Carroll; center fielder Tom Dingier, West; right fielder Maurice Smith, Bonner; catcher Kevin Barr, O'Hara; and, pitchers John Jones, Bonner and Jim Presede. Carroll. Jim Hunt tvill continue career at Hoivard U. NEWTOWN - Jim Hunt, voted M a r p l e Newtown's most valuable basketball player for the second consecutive year, will attend H o w a r d University. Hunt averaged 15.2 points and nine assists for the Tigers. Among his honors were All-Central League, All- S ubuyban, second-team All-Delco and was listed among the top 100 high school p l a y e r s in Pennsylvania. throughout most of t!ie game. In the third, !w walked two batters before Kevin Barr's single loaded the bases with one out. But he came bac'c with pair of strikeouts to end the. inning. The hard-throwing senior lefthander had tit least two strikeouts in each inning but the second and fourth. St. James did all its scoring in three big innings. In the .. second. Kevin Dare and Dave 'Kasarsky w a l k e d . Ed . Retzbach sacrificed and Kevin Bruton knocked in 'both runners with a double. In the fifth, Earl Emerson walked and stole second. Kasarsky then walked and Dare followed with a three-run homer. In the sixth. Emerson, Mark Miller and Bill Warrington singled, the Kasarsky cleared the bases with a homer. Miller and Warrington each had two hits. One of Miller's clouts was a double. Bonner's Joe Cunius fired a two-hitter and struck out seven as he · set down St. Thomas More. D a v e Beamon, Bill Bosenhoefer. Nick Quartrini, Mike Mitchell and Bill Cuskiok each had two hits for the Friars. Quatrini doubled and Beamon and Jim Dougherty drove in two runs. O'Hara a b r hbl mvLeoUa,cf 3 0 Dlbona,3b 3 0 0 0 St. Jamts.. iEmersori,3b ,WI1cr,2b War'ton.rr Kassky,!.s Oare,cf Lberry.c R'bach.lf Platl.lf Bruton,ib Carmine,1b Perko,D ab f h bi 3 2 1 0 4 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 1 1 1 C 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 C O O O C 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 U 2 5 0 3 0 24*105 O'HARA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--0 ST. JMES 0 2 0 0 3 4 x--1 Section Three title on line Joe Sweeney's hefty hitting carried Collingdale to a 14-3 win over Darby Township Wednesday and into a first place tie with S w a r t h m o r e for the Section T h r e e baseball lead. The two teams meet this afternoon at Swarthmore, with the winner taking the league championship. Sweeney .socked t w o ·doubles and a single and drove in six runs to spark Collingdale's -10 hit attack. John Elliott w a l k e d twice and doubled a n d scored three runs f o r CollingdaJe. Mike Pirato was 2-for-2 and scored a run. Starting pitcher Bob Mallon got credit for the win. He struck out seven and gave up just two hits. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) -- Gordon Johncock shrugged off the nerve-wracking effects of driving through two accidents which killed a crewman and put two fellow drivers in the hospital to win the weather- jinxed Memorial Day 500-mile auto race at a speed lie thought was too fast. Johncock, 36, a slim wiry resident of Franklin, Ind., led for 64 laps of tile 133 in the race, called after 332.5 miles, and triumphed at an average speed of 159.014 iniles per hour. The race was scheduled for 200 laps. "I would really like to see them slow these cars down," he said, subdued after his win "By slowing down the cars, you would see a tnuch better race. The race began after a delaj of more than five hours and foinner winner Bobby Unser who led the first 39 laps, set a record pace for the first few minutes. Then a backstretcl spin by Bob Harkey threw debris on the track, ftnockec the speed below the record anc none of the other leaders couk get tlie pace up again to. a record average speed. The Second Fatality Armando Moreno Teran, 22 Santa Monica, Calif., a crew man for : Graham McRae, became the second fatality of this 57th annual race when he was struck by a fire truck speeding in the pits to aic injured driver Swede Savage. Savage's car hit the outside wall then the inside wall at the head of the home stretch, exploding into flames, and he suffered broken legs and burns He was taken to Methodist Hospital by heb'copter, listed in critical but stable condition. Savage was the second driver hospitalized as the result of the race, DavM "Salt" Walther wa race. David "Salt" Walther was burned seriously Monday when Ills car hit the wall and caught fire in the 10-car accident which stopped the race. Johncock drove unscathed through both mishaps. Teran, thrown more than 50 feet when he was lu't near the starting line in view of thousands of fans in the paddock stands, died in the hospital from a fractured skull. Pollard Killed Earlier Earlier, veteran driver Art Pollard was killed when bis car hit the wall and skidded upside down into the infield on May 12 while practicing for qualifications. . The race was stopped for an hour and 15 minutes after the Savage crash. Only four drivers led the abbreviated race -- Bobby Unser, Johncock, Al Unser, Savage and then Johncock from tile 73rd lap until the finish. Johncock won $9,600 in lap prizes, Bobby Unser $5,850, Al Unser $2,700 and-Savage $1,800. Jobncock's pay check for the Patrick Racing Team of Indianapolis should be about $250,000 of the total purse of more than $1 million. His victory was the sixth in the : 500" race for his chief mechanic George Bignotti, who won twice'each with A. J. Foyt and Al Unser as well as once with Graham Hill. The Third Stop It was the third time the race has been stopped by rain and declared official, the last time at 345 miles with Johnnie Parsons the victor in 1950. list 5-30 with speedway INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (UPO -- How they finished in the 57th annual 500 mile auto race: ' 1. Gordon Johncock, Franklin Ind., 159.0U mph; i Bill/ Vukovich, Fresno, Calif., flagged; 3. Roger McCluskey, Tucson, Ariz.,- flagged; 4. 'Mel Kenvon, Lebanon, Ind., flagged; 5. Gary Belten- hausen, Tinley Park, III., flagged. 6. Steve Krlsiloff, Parslppany, N.J., flagged; 7. Lee Kunzman, Guttenbero, Iowa, flawed; 8. John Martin, Long nt£ ', Jpslif.. flagged; 9. Johnny Rutherfo*; Fort Worth, Texas, flagged; 10- Mike Moslev, Clermont, Ind., flaaged. 11. David Hobbs, England, flagged; 12. Georoe Snider, Bakersfield, Calif., not running at finish; 13. Bobby Unser, Albuquerque, N.M., not running at finish; 14. Dick Simon, Salt Lake City, not running at finish; 15. Mark Donohue, Newtown Sguarc, Pa., not running at finish. 16. Mike Hiss, Tustin, Calif., not running at finish; 17. Joe Leonard, San Jose, Calif., riot running at finish; 18 Graham McRae, New Zealand, not running at finish; 19. Jerry Grant, Irvtne, Calif., not running at finish; 20. Al Unser, Albuquerque, N.VU not running at finish. 21. Jimmy Caruthers, Anaheim, Calif., not running at finish; 22. Swede Savase, Santa Ana, Calif., not runnina at finish; 23. Jimmy McEI--eaih,' Arfinslon, Texas, not runnina at finish; 2.1. Wall/ Dallenbach, East Brunswick, N.J., not runnina at finish; 25. A.J. Foyt, Houston, Texas, not running at finish. 26. Jerry Kar!, Manchester, Pa., not running at finish; 27. Lloyd Ruby Wichita Falls, Texas, not running at- finish; 28. Sammy Sessions, Nashville, Mich., not running at finish; 29. Bob. Harkev, Indianapolis, Ind., not running at finish; 30. Mario Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., · not runnina at finish. 3'; Pcter "evson," R««ondo Beach, Calif., not running at finish; 32. Bobby Allison, Hu«rtown, Ala.V not running at fin sh; 33. David "Sail" Walther, Dayton, Ohio, not running at llnish. urt M-J» I7;» p*d ' · i The race was postponed both Monday and Tuesday by rain, the first time ever on two consecutive days. Bill Vukorich, Fresno, Calif., whose father won the "500" in 1953 and 1954 finished second about a half minute 'behind Johncock; Roger McCluskey, Tucson, Ariz,, was third; Mel Kenyon, Lebanon, hid., fourth, and Gary Bettenhausen, Tinley Park, III., fifth. Johncock, driving a new Eagle-Offy racer, was one of the pre-race favorites. Five others, former champions Al and Bobby Unser, Foyt, Mario Andretti and 1972 winner Marie Donohue, failed to finish. Only 11 cars were runnnig when the race ended. Gomolka Jack is back BSJ^£^3^y^'^^^^s£^ffi \\ f V. * v HOUSTON, Lafayette, La., Ft. Worth, Memphis, Atlanta/ They've been moving, these louring- pros. This week its- Charlotte and beginning Monday, the first of the 'rabbits' will- hit Whitemarsh -- the scene of the IVB Golf Classic. The tourney's first-round will be Thursday (June 7) and i$ the- thought of watcliing the' world's best golfers on Philadelphia's very own doorstep doesn't bring ah added, measure of pleasure, golf just, isn't your game. Thousands oE local fans, however, will invade Whitemarsh'^ for that once-a-year chance to see their favorite golf heroes in 1 action. And,'for a good cause, too.'Proceeds from the event are directed to 'St. Christophers Hospital for Children and several other-hospitals -- including Mercy Catholic Medical, Center in Darby. · - , Runs Butted In National League: Ferguson, LA 42; Ben?!:, Gin 37; Watson, Hou, Oliver, Pitt, Bonds and vSpeier. SF 32. American League: Mayberry, KG 48; Melton, Chi 35; Murcer. NY 34; Jackson, Oak 33; Nettles, NY 29. Home Runs National League: Aaron, All and Stargell, Pitt 13; Evans, Atl, Bench. Cin, Wynn. Hou, Ferguson, LA and Bonds. SF 11. TICKETS are still available at all IVB branches, Ticketron outlets, Mercy Catholic Center and Whitemarsh. j The prize is §150,000 -- including $30,000 to the winner. ·' Five defending champions will be on hand with Jack Nicklaus, the 1964 and 1965 winner, the IVB's main attraction. Nicklaus joins 1972 champ. J. C. Snead and Dave Hill (1969), Bob Murphy (1968) and Dan Sikes (1967). ' , "NICKLAUS' entry completes a really magnificent field, 1 * said Classic president Nelson G. Harris. While Nicklaus, who won the 1972 Masters and' U.S. Open, did not make the Grand Slam, his record was still fantastic. On the tour he .competed in' 19 events and, was never out of the money. He Won seven, was second twice, tied for second once and was 14 times in the top ten. His scoring average was 70.2 as he set new money-winning record of $310,542. for a single year. Nicklaus' started his year with a win in the Bing Crosby, defeating Jonny Miller on the first hole of'a sudden-death playoff. Then after finishing second to Tom Weiskopf in the . Jackie Gleason Inverrary, Jack gained his second victory in the Doral-Eastern the following week. This boosted his career earnings -to '$1,477,200.86, overtaking for the first time the previous record holder, Arnold Palmer. After 11 years on the tour, Nicklaus has won just about . every title and honor in golf. He won the Masters in 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1972; the Open in 1962, 1967 and "1972; the British Open in 1966 and 1970 and the PGA Championship in, 1963 and 1971. · ? HE HAS ALSO won the World Series in 1962, 19(33, 1967 and 1970; the Australian Open in 1964, 1968 and 1971, and the U.S. Amateur in 1959 and 1961. "It is particularly gratifying that Jack is going to play In this year's tournament," Harris said. "He is no stranger to Whitemarsh, having played here seven times in the last 10; years." THERE'S ALWAYS, a little bit of 'extra tension when players step up to the fourth and eighth tees. With good reason, too. The two holes are the toughest to play in the Classic and more than one player has fallen into deep trouble' on the other side and behind the hole by out of bounds, Bruce^ Devlin once called the fourth hole "as tough a par-3 as we play on the tour all year." Bobby Nichols would certainly agreeT During the 1965 Classic, Nichols carded an eight on the hole after driving his first two shots over the green and out of bounds. ' Gay Brewer has similar- bad memories of the 450-yard, ; par-4 eighth hole. In 1963, he took a 10 on the hole, hitting his first two drives out of bounds on -the right side of the extremely tight fairway. . THE HOLE also has a sloping green with a hump running through it and enough sand traps to make it interesting. Julius Boros called it "One of the best holes at Whitemarsh." Birdies are rare on both holes. In the 10 years the tournament has been played, Classic champions have scored a collective total of one bird on the fourth and three on the eight during their winning rounds. A hole-by-hole survey of the winners' cards reveals that both the fourth and eighth holes .have been played at five over par (10 champions, four rounds each). In addition to -its only bird, the fourth has had 33 pars and six bogeys. The eighth has had 29 pars and eight bogies to go with its three birds. I n . contrast, the 485-yard, par-5 17th hole has baen the easiest to play. It registers 32 under par with five eagles, 23 birds, 11 pars and only one bogie by the champions. The 475-yard, -par-5 fifth' hole is next easiest at : ?6-under with four eagles, 18 birds, 18 pars and no bogies. The course record at Whitemarsh is 64. It was' shot by R.H. Sikes in 1965. BUI Casper and Weiskopf hold the 72-hole record with 274 each. . - . ·· SPRINGFIELD pro Bill Ersek reports a hole-intone by Nicholas A. Rizzo, Jr. of 1001 Pembroke Avenue, East Lansdowne. Fie carded his ace on the. 145-yard 14th hole with a 4-iron. Witnessing the event were the other members of his foursome, James Fata and Leonard Villano of Upper Darby and Mike Pachelli of Springfield. . .-, Another rain out weekend forced postponements of many club tournaments around the county. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate this weekend for: SPRINGHAVEN, which has the 18-hole medal play Pomeroy Cup event. Tony Fizzano is the defending champion PENN OAKS, which will feature the first wqekend of the Ted . Carlson Open. The event continues June 10. Two-man teams, best selected 18 holes, 85 per cent handicap. ARONTMINK,. which has a shotgun tourney Saturday and qualifying for the June 15-17 member-member tournament on Sunday. ' ROLLING GREEN reports Daniel Grady 'and Ha Hl Robert Eley and Francis Hahn tied at 67s in the first round of. the 36-hole Governor's Trophy tourney A Second with 6Ss were Thomas Mohr, Lee JenkinJ anSSrt DeCic o

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