The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 21, 1974 · Page 7
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Tuesday, May 21, 1974
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Corow went 3 for 4 In defeat Twins ninth inning rally falls short in 5-4 loss BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Oakland team captain Sal Bando signalled trouble for the rest of baseball Monday night following a 5-4 A's victory over Minnesota. "We've got to stay close until we're all healthy," Bando said. "(Ken) Holtzman and (Vida) Blue are starting to pitch good now and we're concerned with winning the division. We can't start thinking about another world series yet." Oakland held off a ninth-inning Minnesota rally to take sole possession of first place in the American League West. The A's lead Chicago's White Sox by one-half game. "When everybody's well we'll be all right," agreed manager Alvin Dark. "Pitching has done the job for us the last four games." The A's are using Reggie Jackson as their designated hit- Countryside League Results N.Y.M. 3 7 1 Perham 496 Mike Loerzel (WP) and Don Fudge; Gary Wendorf (LP) and Roger Bemu. ter until an injured hamstring muscle is completely healed. Bando made his first appearance in 16 days as a pinch-hitter Monday and Deron Johnson and Dick Green are also temporarily sidelined. "Oakland has good pitching, good defense and depth," said Minnesota manager Frank Quilici. The defending world champions have equalled their victory total of last year against Minnesota. The Twins copped 14 of 18 meetings in 1973, but Oakland has won the first four this season. While the A's took command of the division, Minnesota's Rod Carew enjoyed his 19th multiple-hit game of the season with a 3-for-4 performance that boosted his batting average to .418. Carew's third single of the. game figured in a three-run Twins' ninth which kayoed Oakland relief ace Rollie Fingers. "Everything I threw they got a base hit," Fingers said "I was throwing the ball hard and right where I wanted it." Bando and veteran Minnesota slugger Harmon Killebrew think Carew can hit .400, a record which hasn't been reached since four years before Carew was born. "Carew has ceased to amaze me," Bando said. "I know how great he his. He's the best hitter in baseball." Killebrew called Carew one of the best hitters he's watched during a 19-year stay in Ihe major legues. "(Tony) Oliva was another when he was going so well in the 60's," said Killebrew. "If anyone can hit .400, it'll be Rod. He docs everything a player needs to hit .400. He doesn't strike out much and runs well." Angel Mangual led Oakland's 11-hit performance with two singles and a triple. Steve Brye and Carew combined for six singles to account for half of the Twins' hits. Dave Hamilton, 2-0, is scheduled to face Minnesota's Joe Decker, 14-3, tonight. 'Toy Cannon' lives up to name Wynn homers Dodgers to 5-3 win over Reds Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Tues.,May21,1974 By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer The Dodgers' "Toy Cannon" isn't shooting blanks this year. Jimmy Wynn, admitting to "the best start I've ever had," continued to live up to his nickname Monday night—jus' as he's been doing since the baseball season began. Wynn Wasted two more home runs and drove in four more runs to spark the 5-3 Los Angeles victory over the Cincinnati Reds, raising his major league- leading homer total to 14. The runs batted in boosted his total Wadena 5 7 6 Vergas 13 14 6 Jim Dissmore (WP) and Neil Wothe; BillOppermen (LP) and Rick Evjen. Homestead 033 Richville 10 17 2 Jim Pederson (WP) and Del Stohs; Jim Peelers (LP) and Alan Weller. OAKLAND MINNESOTA ab r h bl ab r h bi Northcl 1010 Bryeci S 1 3 0 CamprvisiS 3100 Carew2b 4231 RudiU 4171 Hisltlf 7000 RJickundi 4 0 1 0 TerrellII 1010 Tenacelb 2101 Killrbrewdh 4012 4131 Darwmrt soil 3 1 1 1 LiS «J 32000 1010 Holllb 1000 • 0 0 0 0 Hundley pn 1000 0000 SoderhlmSO 4010 4011 Brgmanc 3000 4010 Braunpti 1 0 0 0 0000 Gwnezss 3010 0000 Olivaph 1010 0000 Ferrer pr 0100 Butler p 0000 Hands p 0000 Burgmier p 0000 Manguatrf FOise c Bandoph WaVingtnpr Haneyc KubiakK) P.ltlJb Holtimanp Fingersp Krwwtesp Dent Corliss Tom Palubicki Marlin Harthun; Kevin Lubitz (LP) and WQle Cropper. 5 11 0 2 4 5 (WP) and Total 33 S 11 5 Total 37 1 11 4 Oakland OJO 0» 00»— 5 Minneutl WO 000 103— 4 DP—M'nnesola 2. LOB—Oakland 5. Minnesota 11. 28-Rudi. 3B-Mangual. Poise, Rudi. SB—Campaneris. SF—Te nace. Killtbrew. IP II R ER BB SO HoUiman (W,4-S) 7 a 1 1 3 t Fingers I J.J 4 3 3 1 C Knowles 1-3 0 0 0 0 C Bull«r [L.0-11 11-343321 Hands 3213 2 2 1 C B'jrgmHtr 4 20001 Save—Knowles 12). T—2:«. A—!,««. SPARTAN BASEBALL TEAM - Coach Dave Retzlalfs Fergus Falls Community College baseball team ended its 1974 season last week with a 5-10 record. Team members in the front row from the left are Bob White, Mark Juberian, Gene Kelm, Dale Adamek, Andre Christiansen and Dave Nelson. Standing are Job* GUond, Joe Keaveny, Paul Burgess, Denis Pieske, Howard Bremmer, Joel Kolle, Gary Rosenthon and Steve Anderson. Not present at time of photo was Gary Peterson. (Journal photo by Bruce Bakke) Major LeogtM STANDINGS Legal action threatened Start of Indy 500 in doubt NATIONAL LEAGUE E»U W. L. Pet. G.B Philadelphia 21 17 .553 Montreal 17 14 St. Louis New York Oiicw 20 17 17 22 14 20 12 23 .548 .541 .436 .412 .343 .725 — .556 7 West Los Ana. elex Cincinnati San Francisco 22 All ante Houston San Diec.0 Monday's Results Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 2, St. Lojis 1 Cricaso 2, New York 1 San DieQO B, Houston fi Los Angeles 5, Cincinnati 3 Other clubs rot scheduled 29 11 20 16 . 19 .537 7' 20 20 .500 9 20 23 .4S5 10' ; 17 27 .3U 14 AMERICAN LEAGUE El It W. L. Pet. G.B. Milwaukee 19 16 .5J9 Cleveland 19 IB 514 Boston Detroit New York Ballimore West Oak'and Ch-cago Texas Kansas City Minnesota Calilornia 19 19 IB IB 20 21 17 18 Monday's Results Milwaukee 6, Detroit 4 Oakland 5. Minnesota 4 Only games scheduled .500 1 .500 1 .411 V; .1U I 1 ; .53! — 529 "i .500 1': .486 2 .471 2'; .442 3 Buckskins win Gophers meet in WQr | d Team Southern Illinois Tennis 28-18 in District 4 INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-The start of Sunday's Indianapolis 500-miYe auto race hung in doubt today, with lawyers threatening legal action on behalf of car owners who claim they were denied a chance at the 33-car field. Attorneys for the owners have indicated they will go to court and seek a temporary injunction or restraining order that could delay the race. Wright Hugus Jr. and Don A. Tabbert announced plans for the action Monday, after a stormy session with track officials and other car owners. The problem centers on rain- shortened qualifications for the race that left nine cars on the line waiting for a chance to run for a start in the field at the 6 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Here are the pairings announced Monday for the District Four National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) baseball tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday at the University of Minnesota. Thursday: 1 p.m. Miami 0. vs University of Cincinnati. 4 p.m. Minnesota vs. Southern Illinois. Friday: 10 a.m. Loser game 1 vs. loser game 2. 1 p.m. Winner game 1 vs. winner game 2. 4 p.m. Winner game 3 vs loser game 4. Saturday: 1 p.m. Winner game 4 vs winner game 5. If necessary a seventh game will follow immediately. Southern Illinois, 43-9. and Cincinnati, 27-14, are both at- large selections, Minnesota, 2311, will represent the Big Ten and Miami, 0., 30-18, represents the Mid-American Conference. BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Ann Haydon Jones and Bob Hewitt swept singles matches Monday night to lead the surging Minnesota Buckskins to a 28-18 World Team Tennis victory over the Chicago Aces. Minnesota upped its season record to 4-3 with its third straight victory while the Aces dropped to 5-3. Mrs. Jones defeated Chicago's Sue Stap 6-2 in women's singles and Hewitt dumped Ray Ruffels &-2 in men's singles. Mrs. Jones and Wendy Turnbull stopped Chicago's Marcie Louie and Barbara Downs 6-2 in women's doubles. The lone Chicago victory came in men's doubles when Ruffels and Kim Warwick whipped Minnesota's Hewitt and Owen Davidson 6-3. STANDINGS Errors kill Ashby in 13-3 loss (Final) W Ind ana VO'gan S'ate Of- o S-a'e Pj-cje Pet Behind 5 siS - 5 SS3 2 ! 543 2 ' 533 1 : ( JM r : t 43T 4 i IK 4 11 ]'! i Ashby committed seven errors that turned into eight unearned runs yesterday en route to losing a District 21 tournament bid and the game to Browns Valley 13-3 in five innings. In other District 21 action, Wheaton toppled Chokio- Alberta and Benson defeated Barrett. Browns Valley tallied 13 runs on 14 hits and seven Ashby errors. Ashby scored its three runs on seven hits. The Arrows ended its 1974 season with a 10-2 record. Browns Valley 435 01-13 14 0 Ashby 200 01-3 7 7 Gene Apple iWP> and John Miller; Scot Anderson iLPi il 1-3), Terry Johnson (1 1-3). Steve Ellingson '2 1-3) and Dale Christopher son. p.m. shutdown Saturday. One of the owners, angry but not directly involved in the suit, was Lindsey Hopkins, who vowed never to bring an entry back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until the rules were changed. Hopkins, complained about the "fine print" in the rules, said, "This makes me believe we should all be suspicious of others, deal alarm's length and not trust anyone. "I thought the people who run this place were my friends," said the millionaire owner of a six-car entry this year, three of which are in the starting field as it now stands. One Hopkins entry not in the field was veteran Mel Kenyon, the fourth-place finisher in 1973. "I'm heartsick for Mel," said Hopkins, a Miami Beach car dealer and soft drink company executive. "Mel chose not to race at Ontario in the California 500 last March because he wanted to save everything for one shot here. He can't afford to make a decision like that and have this happen to him. "By legal chicanery, he's been denied a chance to qualify." Hopkins, a longtime friend and business associate of speedway owner Tony Hulman, said he was stunned by the way- speedway vice president Joe Cloutier treated him in the matter. "Cloutier told me I should have read the fine print," said Hopkins, entrant of a car here every year since 1952. "I didn't think I had to read the fine print when 1 was dealing with neigh- bors and friends. "Obviously that was my error, and I take full responsibility, but I'll never come back here again until the rules are changed to protect the participants. "We don't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on race cars to be treated like this." Wheaton nips Chokio 3-1 ASHBY — Jim Doll spun a two hitter, singled and scored one run to lead Wheaton to a 3-1 Sub-District 21 baseball victory over Chokio-Alberta Monday at Ashby. Wheaton now must face Morris for the right to enter District 21. Morris, ranked number one, meets Wheaton this Thursday in a 6:30 p.m. game at Ashby. The Warriors scored one run in the first frame and added its final two runs in the fourth stanza. In the two-run fourth inning, Brian Buchholtz singled, Doll singled and Doyle Anderson banged a double up the middle scoring Buchholtz. Doll scored the final run on a pass ball. All plans to win back title LOUISVILLE (API - Muhammad Ali says he'll work out for 3'3 months at his Deer Lake. Pa., training carnp before going to the African nation of Zaire to fight George Foreman. "This is serious," the 32- yearold Ali says of his effort to win back the world heavyweight boxing championship. "No more playing around." 41-year-old vet discouraged Unitas prepares for 20th year SAN DIEGO (AP) - John Unitas, preparing for his 20th and possibly his last season of professional football, says the attitude of present-day players discourages him. "The game is a lot different than it was five or six years ago and it gets to where you don't know which end is up, what the hel) their thinking is," the 41- year-old veteran National Football I/eague quarterback said in a telephone interview Monday. "The guys just don't have the dedication I would like them to have. You can't get them to do the things they should be doing," said Unitas. "They don't seem to care whether they play football or not as long as they make the team and get their checks." Unitas said he wasn't only talking about his San Diego Charger teammates. "It's the general attitude in the league, and that's the thing that irks me more than anything else," he said. Unitas. the NFI.'s all-time leading passer, came to the Chargers from Baltimore last year and signed a two-year contract for more than $200,000 a season. But he spent the second half of the season on the bench because of a shoulder injury and the last-place team's decision to go with younger players. He said he's ready to play for new Coach Tommy Prothro this year, but wasn't markedly optimistic about the Chargers' chances. "1 don't have the slightest idea whether the team will be improved," Unitas said. •They'll be putting in a whole new-system... They've got to be thinking three, four or five years ahead, rather than worrying about this year. "1 really donl't know what they're expecting. The only thing I can tell them is that I'll come to camp in shape and whatever they want me to do after that is entirely up to them." Ali spoke Monday night at a building fund dinner for the YWCA in Louisville. Before the dinner he indicated he's not worried about the match with Foreman. "I got my reputation by doing the impossible. It gets boring when the fights get too easy," he said. "That's what I like about this one with Foreman. "The way he's knocking out people—Joe Frazier and Ken Norton, both of them who gave me trouble—he's racked them up real easy. "He's supposed to be too strong forme," Ali added, "too great for me. I'm supposed to last two rounds with George Foreman. Ali talked with many people in his home town crowd and hugged Penelope Fisher, who taught him seventh-grade English at Russell Junior High. Mrs. Fisher said when Ali, then Cassius Clay, was in her class all he did was "punch, punch, punch ... "I'd be talking about verbs and adjectives and he'd be punching," she said. "That was all that was on his mind. "He didn't like books," she added. "He liked to talk." Chokio 000 001 0-1 2 1 Wheaton 100 200 x-3 4 0 Rod Johnson (LP) and Brad Gerdes; Jim Doll (WP) and Steve Bohenstingl. Butkus hints he may retire NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Butkus, the premier middle linebacker of the Chicago Bears who has been plagued by an arthritic knee, hinted Monday night that he would retire from pro football after nine seasons in the National Football l-eague. After receiving the Most Courageous Player Award at the New York Pro Football Writers dinner, the burly Butkus said, "I am sorry it has to end this way," but he did not say specifically that he was retiring. He said that some players have the opportunity to retire voluntarily, but others are forced to retire when they no longer can contribute. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Bears' officials, including George Halas, long-time owner of the club and now board chairman, said they had no indication of Butkus' retirement plans. "I haven't talked with him in a while," said the venerable Halas, "and I don't know anything about him retiring. If he has done it, he has done it without informing us." Dan Desmond, the club's director for press, radio and television news, said he was unaware of Butkus' future plans. The powerful 6-foot-3, 245- pound Butkus, the Bears' No. 1 draft choice in 1965 after an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Illinois, was a member of the Associated Press' All-NFL team six times, including five straight seasons from 1968-1972. He played in eight consecutive Pro Bowl games. Last season he saw limited action because of his ailing knee. to 41—tying him with Jeff Burroughs of the Texas Rangers for the major-league lead. In other National League games, the Chicago Cubs edged the Walton to undergo surgery PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) UCLA's Bill Walton, newest member of the Portland Trail Blazers, will undergo knee surgery probably within two weeks, the National Basketball Association team announced Monday. Walton, the 6-foot-ll All- America center, has signed a five-year contract with Portland for an estimated $2.5 million. He will be the club's No. 1 pick in the collegiate draft May 28. A club spokesman said Walton returned to Portland last week for further tests requested by Dr. Frank B. Smith, the Blazers' team physician. The operation should be relatively simple and the recovery period short, Smith said. Walton had been backpacking in the mountains in California and hadn't been expected back in Portland until the start of the Blazers' rookie camp June 11. Smith said Walton has a loose piece of cartilage in the left knee. He said no loose cartilage exists in Walton's right knee, although he has been bothered by tendonitis in the latter. Smith said removal of the cartilage is a "short, technically simple surgical procedure requiring only a small in- cisional opening." The operation will be performed soon, club officials said, so that Walton can spend his summer as planned and will have time to get himself in top physical condition for the 197475 season. Because of the svrgery, the Blazers' four-day rookie camp has been canceled, club officials said. Another camp will be held in late summer or early fall before the regular preseason camp. Smedsrud, Parts House, East Lincoln win Smedsrud toppled Beckers 51, Parts House defeated Jim's Interstate 1-0 and East Lincoln blanked Ernies Food 5-0 in Fergus Falls Men's League Fast Pitch Monday night. Steve Nowasky fanned 13 battlers and slammed two homers in Smedsrud's win. Ray Meyers, Wayne Roisum and Darwin Bachman also homered for Smedsrud. Leif Erickson hit a two-run- homer to lead East Lincoln to its' 5-0 win in the second game played at Adams Park. Pitchers John Miller and Russ Duncan teamed up for the victory. Todd Meyer was tagged for six hits and the loss. Greg Fjestad scattered six hits in Parts House 1-0 win. Russ Smith only gave up three hits in pitching the loss in the game played on the State Hospital diamond. New York Mets 2-1; the Montreal Expos trimmed the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2; the San Diego Padres clipped the Houston Astros 8-6, and the Philadelphia Phillies downed the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. Cubs 2, Mets 1 Burt Hooton pitched a four- hitter and Billy Williams drove in both Chicago runs with a sixth-inning single to lead the Cubs past the Mets. Expos 4, Pirates 2 Bob Bailey scored two runs and drove in another to pace the Montreal triumph over Pittsburgh. Starter Mike Torrez got relief help from Chuck Taylor, but picked up his first victory over the Pirates since Sept. 10,1972. Willie Stargell singled in both of Pittsburgh's runs in the eighth inning. The other Montreal run scored on a wild pitch by Jim Rooker. Padres 8, Astros S Willie McCovey drove in four runs with three hits, helping San Diego hand Houston its 10th consecutive loss. Houston sped to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, but the Padres came back and pulled ahead 64 on McCovey's three- run double in the fourth. The Astros tied it on Cliff Johnson's two-run homer, but Fred Kendall broke the deadlock with a seventh-inning double and added insurance in the eighth. Phils 2, Cards 1 Left-hander Steve Carlton pitched an eight-hitter and singled in one of Philadelphia's runs to carry the Phillies past St. 1/ouis for his fourth straight victory. Non- Smokers may save upto25 % on car Insurance! with Farmers GET DETAILS...CALL STEVE MORRILL OR CLEM HENDRICKSON Phone 736-6976 325 West Lincoln Ave. Fergus Falls, Minn. THE EXPERT FRONT-END ALIGNMENT Any American car aligned. 1 Hour service with a p - pointment. We guarantee our work. Plus parts if needed. MINNESOTA MOTOR CO. Phone 736-5451

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