The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 6, 1974 · Page 9
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Tuesday, August 6, 1974
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Twins repeat habits in split with Oakland BLOOM1NGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins, who have had a penchant for losing the first games of doubleheaders and losing to the Oakland Athletics, repeated their season-long habits Monday night to gain a split in a twinight doubleheader with the A's. The Twins, short on the power hitters which made them the class of the American League West in the late 1960s, used speed to defeat the defending world champions in the second game. "We've got to keen fighting back," said Minnesota Manager Frank Qutlici, who watched his team take a 4-3 victory in the nightcap after a 21 setback in the first game. Jerry Terrell's 90-foot bunt single ignited a three-run Minnesota fourth inning which helped Bill Hands, now 3-4, to his first victor)' in two months. 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SECOND CAME OAKLAND MINNESOTA ABRHBI A6RHBI North cl J 0 0 0 Soon-holm 30 4001 Mansualcf JOOOCsrewjb 50JI CWhntgnrf Bando3b RJacksondh Rudilf HWhngtnpf Terwce Ib DGreenTto Kirwyc Bourquelb Maxviuss JAIouph Garner u HarmlTonp Lindbladp Fingers p 1 1 0 Danvlnrf 1 1 I Killeorewdn 000 Brvecf 1 2 0 Kusicklb 000 Braun It 0 1 0 Terrell « 0 1 1 Roolc 000 Handip 000 BCmpbellp 0 0 0 000 000 000 000 000 400 1 1 40 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 0 00 0 0 0 t Total Oakland Minnesota DP—Minnesota Total K 4 I 4 .. .. 000012000—.3 000 310 MX—4 LOB-Oakland 5. Minnesota 11 2B—Killebrew. HR—Bando (16). SB-Ca ew 3. H.wasdnotn. s-Roor. SF-Soderho m. IP Hamilton U-,4-4 Lindblad Fingers Harxls(W,341 BCampMt . . S«»»—ecampbe',1 2JJII.V"'- """ H R ER BBSO 3 23361 42-3 6 I 1 I 2 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 6 43313 3 -30022 115). T-2:15. A— "1 have an opportunity to work extra hard on my bunting because 1 don't play regularly," said Terrell. "I spend a lot of time working on my bunting." Reggie Jackson's 20th home run of the season boosted the A's to their first game victory over Minnesota and Twins right-hander Bert Blyieven struck out the 1,000th hitter of his career becoming, at 23, the youngest pitcher to reach that figure since Bob Feller. "Blyieven has got 1,000 strikeouts on talent ... all talent," said Jackson. "He can embarrass you at the plate with his super stuff, but he still makes a lot of mistakes which the hitters wait for." "What does a thousand mean if I lose," said Blyieven, dejected after his second one-run loss in a complete game performance. "Losing seems to be what I am getting accustomed to." Oakland's Ken Holtzman, now 12-12, was credited with the victory' after receiving ninth inning assistance from Rolh'e Fingers. Blyieven, now 10-13, was the loser." Minnesota, which has divided all nine of its double headers this year, captured the second game for the seventh time this season to earn a split. The A's have beaten the Twins in 10 of the 13 games they've played this year. "Speed is a tremendous thing," said A's Manager Alvin Dark. "We try and use it to our advantage and Minnesota used it to theirs." Minnesota used a pair of bunts and Rod Carew's line single to score three runs in the fourth inning of the second game. "I like to see running," said Terrell, whose bunt chased home the first run of the game. Football equipment pickup dates set Dates for Junior High students to pick up football equipment have been set, Odis LeGrand has announced. Football players are asked to use the mudroom door on the baseball diamond side of Junior High at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19 for eighth graders, Aug. 20 for ninth graders and Aug. 21 for seventh graders. "The element of speed is very important." Minnesota's Rod Carew stole three bases in the second game. "I hate to take the bat out of the hands of guys like Killebrew and Darwin," said Carew. "I would like to steal more often, but it is tough on the legs and many of our batters." Carew said many of the Minnesota players, particularly the younger members of the team, have not adjusted well to pro- tecting a base runner during a steal attempt. Carew also said it would require a great deal of endurance to steal a high number of bases. Bill Hands, now 3-4, picked up the victory in the nightcap for Minnesota, despite surrendering a two-run homer to Sal Bando. The home run was Bando's 16th of the year. Dave Hamilton suffered his fourth loss of the year for the A's in 10 decisions. Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Tues., August 6,1974 10 PRIDE OF THE YANKEES - New York Yankees' Hall of Famers gather on the dugout steps of Shea Stadium before Saturday's Old Timers Game. From left: Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio and former manager Casey Stengel. Mantle and Ford will be inducted into the Hall later this season. (AP Wirephoto) Mantle, Ford, four others in Hall of Fame Veterans invite Grant to meet for discussion MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings Coach Bud Grant will meet tonight at an undisclosed location in the Twin. Cities with striking veterans of the team. Grant, said he was invited to meet with the veterans. Grant didn't indicate that he knew what would be discussed at the meeting, but said, "I will go there with an open mind and if I can contribute anything that will be fine. The players invited me. I'm at their disposal. I'm not going in there to sell anything and I don't represent the management." Grant did say that he thinks the veterans' situation hinges on what happens with negotiations in Washington today. Meanwhile, Grant said four players on the roster of 42 in summer camp have minor injuries that forced them to miss Monday's two practice sessions. Quarterback Hal Chellander of Mississippi State was admitted to a Mankato hospital Sunday night with stomach pains, but Grant said nothing serious was reported by hospital officials. Mike White, a defensive back from the University of Minnesota, suffered a pulled muscle, defensive back James Ferguson a sprained ankle and running back Joe McPherson had a wisdom tooth pulled. Two additional linemen joined the team following practice Monday. They were Dave Villela, a G-foot-1, 235-pound offensive guard from Utah State, and Sheldon Joppru, a 6-4, 235- pound tight end from the University of North Dakota. Crosby asks PGA for OK Record for water tread still intact LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bing Crosby is crooning a new tune with lyrics that should lift the spirits women's liberation supporters. Bing has asked the Professional Golfers Association for permission to invite women to participate in the 1975 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am tourney at Pebble Beach, Calif. Larry Crosby, brother of the famed singer and director of the rich goB event, told The Associated Press Monday: "Bing wrote to the PGA on Aug. 1 to see if it would be possible to have a couple of gals play. "The idea was all Bing's," he said, "perhaps because the public has been clamoring for more women's involvement in sports." There was no immediate reaction from the PGA, the players division or the Ladies Professional Golfers Association. Confirmation of Crosby's letter to the PGA, however, came from Ted Durein, press director of the major tournament. He said Crosby asked the PGA for approval in a letter sent to Deane Beman, head of the Tournament Players Division Summer Recreation Championship Games TLeague Cardinals 18, Astros 12 Giants 25, Orioles 21 Angles 27, Senators 23 Toss League Crows 11, Wrens 10 Dwarf League Yankees 3, Sox 0 Minor League Tigers 5, Otters 3 Non-Championship Games Dwarf League Ponies 5, Pirates 2 Pioneers 12, Bears 8 COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankee greats Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are about to be taken under the wing of an adoptive father. He's Ken Smith, director of the National Baseball Hall of Kame. His job is "looking after our boys." Mantle, Ford and four others will be inducted into the Hall Aug. 12 in this picturesque upstate New York village, said to be the home of-baseball. Dodgers win, give Reds kick down in percentages By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer The Los Angeles Dodgers are alive and well in the National League West. The Cincinnati Reds are just alive. Opening an important three- game series Monday night, the Dodgers won S-3 and gave the Reds' pennant dreams a kick in the percentages. "They're the best club in baseball, there's no doubt about it," said a dismayed Sparky Anderson, the Cincinnati manager, as his Reds dropped 7^i games off the Dodgers' front- running pace. The Dodgers beat the Reds with Steve Yeager's grand slam home run in the seventh. "I was looking for a pitch I could handle," noted Yeager, normally not known for his home run hitting. "1 got it, a fastball that was down. In the other National League games, the New York Mets beat the Montreal Expos 10-4; the St. Louis Cardinals stopped the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in 13 innings; the Houston Astros trimmed the San Francisco Giants 7-2 and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 9-7. Cincinnati starter Don Gullett, 13-8, surrendered all the Dodger runs on homers in the nationally televised game. Jimmy Wynn earlier hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, the first off Gullett in his last eight starts. Down 2-0, Cincinnati-tied the Dodgers in the top of the seventh on George Foster's fifth homer of the baseball season. He hit it after Tony Perez singled. Mets 10, Expos 4 Pitcher Tug McGraw's three- run double broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning and New York scored three more runs in the ninth to bury Montreal. McGraw, 2-5, who replaced starter Tom Seaver in the seventh inning, delivered the game-winning hit after the Mets loaded the bases. Ed Kranepool walked with one out and Wayne Garrett singled to center." Cardinals 3, Phillies 2 Joe Torre's bases-loaded single in the 13th inning lifted St. Ixmis over Philadelphia. The victors' boosted the first- place Cardinals' lead in the National League East to two games over Philadelphia. Ted Sizemore doubled off Pete Richert, 1-1, to lead off the 13th. After Bake McBride was intentionally walked, Phils catcher Bob Boone threw wildly into center field on an attempted pickoff, the runners advancing to second and third. Astros 7, Giants 2 Milt May drove in three runs, two of them with a single that capped a four-run seventh inning, to help Houston beat San Francisco. A double by winner Don Wilson, 8-8, and Roger Metzger's single gave Houston a third-inning run off loser Charlie Williams, 1-3, before Houston wrapped up the game in the seventh. Braves 9, Padres 1 Atlanta struck for two runs in the ninth inning, the tie-breaker on Hank Aaron's single, to beat San Diego. Ralph Garr and Mike Lum singled and Darrell Evans walked to load the bases before Aaron delivered Atlanta's go-ahead run with an infield single. For Smith, 72, the job of director involves more than merely being caretaker for a repository of memories. Members are his "boys" from the time they're voted into the Hall until they die. Casey Stengel, who managed Mantle and Ford, is 84 Tuesday, and among the cards he received at his Glendale, Calif., home was one from Smith. Each of the 45iiiying members of the Hall is siinjlarly'remem- bered. * And when Dizzy Dean died, Smith was an honorary pallbearer at his funeral in Mississippi. "I've always felt completely at home with the players. I've put my whole life into it," said Smith, a New York sportswriter 38 years before joining the Hall in 1964. The highlight of Smith's duties is induction day, which includes the ceremony and the Hall of Fame Game, this year between the Chicago White Sox and the Atlanta Braves. Joining Mantle and Ford in the Hall this year are oldtimers Samuel Thompson of the Philadelphia Phillies and James Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals, both deceased; veteran National League umpire J9hn "Jocko" Conlan; and James "Cool Papa" Bell, who played for a St. Louis team in the Negro baseball leagues. A crowd of 10.000. about four times the population of Cooperstown, is expected. Smith's office is located amid all the memorabilia, including his favorite artifact, Babe Ruth's locker. Most artifacts are displayed casually, and only the cathedral-like Hall of Fame room, with its bronzed bas-reliefs of members, has a semblance of order. "I'm not an interior decorator," said Smith. "I'm a baseball man." Athletic physicals set at Campbell Athletic physicals will be given for aU boys in grades 9 through 12 participating in any sport at Campbell-Tintah High School during the 1974-75 school year at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in the gym at Campbell. The first pre-practiee conditioning session for football players will begin immediately after the physicals have been given Aug. 12. Physicals for girls in grades 7 through 12 and boys in grades 7 to 8 will be given following school on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 3:45 p.m. A correction Smedsrud's second baseman Dick Roberts was incorrectly identified in a Softball picture caption in Monday's Daily Journal. The action took place during fastpitch tourney play Sunday. SPORT SHORTS Ron Turcotte failed to win the Belmont Stakes in his first three attempts but then won with Riva Ridge in 1972 and Secretariat in-1974. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Portly Peter Bahn, the 375- pound unofficial world champion water treader from DeSoto, 111., can relax. His record remains intact. Two lithe and athletic Philadelphians became ill trying to break it this weekend. A month ago Bahn tread water for 26 hours and three minutes. When he finished, he climbed ashore and popped a cool can of beer. But the best that Ken Garvin, a 20-year-old college student, could do was 19 hours — from 9 a.m. Saturday to four Sunday morning. "It was my breathing that did it," said Raymond Cressee, 19, who entered the water with Garvin but lasted only 13M> hours. Major League Standings American L Eait Boslon Cleveland Baltimore New York Milwaukee Detroil Oakland Kan Cily Texdi Chicago Minnesota Calilornla W L Pet. OB 58 « .542 — 56 50 .579 r>j M 53 .514 3 53 55 .491 5' ! 52 56 .431 6'j 52 57 .til 7 t 64 « .562 54 52 .509 6 54 55 .505 i'.i 51 54 .500 » 53 57 .483 ll 4] 47 .3?! 21 National League EJS1 W L Pel. GB St. Louis 57 52 .523 — pnilaph'a 55 54 .505 ? Pilhocrgh 52 57 .477 5 Monlreal 50 5S .472 5 1 j New York 47 58 .448 9 Chicago 46 M .434 9'1 West Los Angeles 73 37 .644 — Cir.cinnati 66 45 .595 T> Houston 56 52 .519 16 Atlanta 56 53 .514 16'i San Fran 50 62 .446 24 San Diego 45 67 .432 29 of the PGA in Washington, D.C. Beman was unreachable at his Bathesda, Md., home, and a PGA Tournament Players Division spokesman in Washington said he had not seen the letter. Durein said tourney officials have a contract with the PGA players division and that if women were permitted, it would be the first time in the history of pro golf that men and women competed on the same course for the same title and prize money. "Bing thinks it would be a great idea," said Durein, but he added that the PGA "is sometimes a little stuffy so I wouldn't bet on it." The Crosby, which was inaugurated at Rancho Santa Fe in 1939, moved to the rugged seaside location in 1947. It's the only tourney on the pro tour in which amateurs play with professionals for the entire event. Larry Crosby said if women were permitted to play in the event, "I personally don't think they would have a chance." He said the four courses which are used for the Crosby are among the toughest in the world, and often the golfers have to battle high winds and even rain and sleet. The 1975 tourney is slated for Jan. 23-26. NDSU's Ellis also receives directorship MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — George A. Ellis, recently named sports information director at North Dakota State University in Fargo, also has been appointed director of the North Central Conference Statistical Bureau. The conference commissioner, Dr. Richard G. Koppenhaver, announced today the naming of Ellis to the post. "We are fortunate to have a man of Ellis's experience," Kpppenhaver said, and he also said that the conference was indebted to Ellis' predecessor in the two posts, Del Johnson. Johnson has been assigned to other editorial duties at North Dakota state. Ellis, 2$, has been sports information director at Northern Iowa the past year. Previously he was sports publicist five years at Morningside College, where he served a^ conference statistician for one year. Baltimore's Grich performs well in doubleheader Griese, Bradshaw, Hadl defect from players ranks Loving girls inspire Borg WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL Players Association — shaken by a steady stream of veterans flowing into camp, including recently arrived star quarterbacks Bob Griese of Miami, Terry Bradshaw of Pittsburgh and John Hadl of Los Angeles — says it is standing fast and defections are slight. National Football League owners and players, each group claiming to be as resolute as ever despite recent setbacks, return to the bargaining table today in another effort to end the 37-day-old player's strike Owners, disturbed by the meager attendance during the first weekend of exhibition games, say the financial losses will have no outward effect on their stance in contract dealings with the players' union. Griese, Bradshaw and Hadl all showed up for practice Monday, joining Dallas star Roger Staubach who reported Sunday. Griese said he came into camp because he thinks the end of the strike is near. "I think something is going to be settled pretty soon." said Greise. "Owners lost $3 to So million last weekend in exhibition games. They're not going to do that even- week." Bradshaw said he came in only after much soul-searching. "I've given it a lot of thought. "I've made my decision and nothing's going to change it." Among the more notable players who also came into camp Monday were defensive tackle Bob Lilly and linebacker I/ee Roy Jordan of Dallas, wide receivers Jack Snow and Lance Rentzel, guard Joe Scibelli and defensive back Cullen Bryant, all of I>os Angeles, defensive backs Al Coleman and John Outlaw of Philadelphia, and wide receiver Ron Sellers of Miami. Ed Garvey, executive director of the Players Association, said he wasn't worried by the defections. Tne union wants, among other things, elimination of the reserve and option clauses, a limit on the authority of commissioner Pete Rozelte and veto power for veterans on trades and waivers. The union, after holding a five-hour meeting with some 60 players Sunday, voted unai- mously to support the strong stand of its executive committee at the bargaining table and continue the strike until an agreement is reached. The attendance of the first 11 exhibition games apparently played a major role in the decision by the players. Garvey estimated that the owners lost between $3 million and H million on the first 10 games which drew only 272,127 fans. A year ago, the first full weekend of NFL exhibitions drew 521,782. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Hey, Bjorn Borg — young Swedish tennis sensation bound for perhaps another major title — how's your love life? "Ha." he said Monday just after breezing past Norman Holmes of Melborne, Fla., 6-1, 6-3. in the first round of the 5130,000 U.S. Clay Court Tennis Championships. "The girls don't bother me," the No. 3-seeded Borg explained. "They're good for my inspiration. And, all their cheering and clapping sometimes disturbs opponents." Besieged as usual by flocks of autograph-hungry females, the 18-year-old blond champion of the Italian, French and Swedish opens said all the attention is just "part of the game." Borg. who pounded the muscular Holmes with powerful two-fisted backhands and equally devastating forehand volleys, shared the first day's spotlight with top-ranked Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111. While Borg had to hold the girls at bay, Wimbledon singles champ Connors had his hands full with 1973 Clay Court ama- of teur champion Pat DuPre Birmingham, Ala. DuPre, sporting a powerful but sometimes sporadic serve and a steady backcourt game, lost service when it hurt most in both games as he fell from the field, 84, 6-4. For Borg, however, it was smooth sailing almost all the way. He calmly put Holmes away 5-1 in the first set but trailed 2-1 in the second before taking command and allowing Holmes only two more games. The top-seeded womens' player and Connors' fiancee, Chris Evert, was given a first round bye and sees her first action today. Her younger sister, Jeanne, seeded No. 3, defeated Nancy Ornstein of Beverly Hills, Calif., 6-2, 6-0. Kazuko Sawamatsu of Japan, fourth-seeded, retired from her Monday match with Patty Ann Reese, St. Petersburg, Fla., after becoming ill. Miss Sawa- matsu lost the first set 7-6 and was trailing 1-0 in the second when she forfeited. Another upset in the womens' bracket was No. 8 Dianne Ganz of Miami Beach, Fla. She lost to Michele Gurdal of Belgium, 6-1, 6-1. By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver has a nomination for most valuable player in the American league — his own second baseman, Bobby Grich. While Reggie Jackson, the slugging outfielder of the Oakland A's, must be considered a favorite to retain his MVP title, Grich didn't lose any votes with his performance in Monday's twinight doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. He belted a three-run homer, a run-scoring single and scored three times to lead Baltimore to a 7-4 victory in the opener, then added another hit and a walk in the Orioles' 5-3 triumph in the nightcap. Elsewhere in the American League, New York blanked Boston 8-0; Oakland split a pair with Minnesota, winning 2-1 then losing 4-3, and Texas outscored Chicago 13-8. Grieh's homer was the 17th of the year for the right-handed hitter, who is now batting .286 wuth 64 runs batted in and 71 runs scored. Grich and Paul Blair combined to score 10 runs for the Orioles in the doubleheader, with Blair scoring three times in each game. And it was Blair's two-run homer in the sixth inning which broke a 3-3 tie and put Baltimore ahead for good. Blair's homer, his 12th of the season, followed a two-out single by Mark Belanger. The Orioles got their final run in the ninth on an RBI single by Don Baylor. Yankees S, Red Sox 0 Rudy May, making his first start since coming off the disabled list last week, blanked Boston on two hits, singles by Rico Petrocelli in the fourth inning and Tommy Harper in the ninth. Thurman Munson and Roy White homered for New York. It was only the Yankees' fourth victory in 13 games against the Red Sox this year, and their first ever over Boston starter Bill Lee, who was 4-0 this season against New York and 8-0 lifetime. A's 2-3, Twins 1-4 Reggie Jackson's eighth-inning homer, his 20th of the season, lifted the A's to victory in the opener, while Rod Carew's run-scoring single capped a three-run fourth inning that helped Minnesota win the nightcap. Jackson's two-out blast into the right-field bleachers in the opener made a loser of Bert Blyieven, 10-13, who allowed only five Oakland hits. Ken Holtzman, 12-12, got the victory, with ninth-inning relief help from Rollie Fingers. Jerry Terrell's bunt drove home the first run of the Twins' rally in the fourth inning of the nightcap and Eric Soderholm delivered another with a sacrifice fly before Carew drove home Terrell with his base hit. Rangers 13, White Sox 8 Cesar Tovar started and finished a six-run first inning in the Rangers' triumph over Chicago. After Tovar walked to start the game, Jeff Burroughs also walked. Then came singles by Mike Hargrove, Jim Spencer and Toby Harrah, a hit batsman, and another walk, and finally a two-run single ... by Tovar. How do you fill the gaps in Medicare? Slue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has designed a program called Medicare Plus thai will help you fill the gaps left unpaid by Medicare. If you are 65 years or older and eligible for Medicare benefits, look into the lowcost Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Mil Medicare Supplemental Programs, Stop by and see us. See Cal Larson at OPEN BOWLING Daily 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Join a Bowling League Call 736-3333 NORTHERN AIRE LANES REITAN-LARSON COMPANY 111 North Mill Fergus Falls Dial 736 4895 Blue Cross, Blue Shield

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