The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 16, 1974 · Page 8
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Twins faff 4-2 Perry snaps six game loss streak CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's Gaylord Perry has broken his six-game losing streak and from here on out his faithful companion will be a wooden war god. Perry, who earlier this year won 15 in a row, finally won No. 16 Thursday night when the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-2. The 35-year-old right-hander has been receiving all kinds of good luck charms since Lady Luck turned her back on him. One of them is a foot-nigh wooden statue that was given to him by teammate Milt Wilcox. "Milt gave it to me before the last game," Perry said. "But 1 had it down on the lower shelf. He (Milt) told me the god was insulted and that I should move it up on the top shelf. So I did." Perry said he doesn't really know what kind of luck the icon is supposed to bring, but "I'm not going to give it back to Milt. He's got to be a real good friend to give up his good ouck piece." Perry needed help from Tom Buskey in the final two frames. Buskey retired the six batters he faced. He entered the game after Perry walked the leadoff batter in the eighth. . MINNESOTA *brtlt>i Bryecl CLEVELAND ab r h Di 4010 Lowerotn3b 3000 2000 Lee If 4000 Hislelf ] 0 0 0 Hendrlckcf 4010 Darwinrf 4000 Torrescf 0100 Olivadn 4111 SpikKrl 3000 Hdllb 3000 ElliSC 3110 Cirewpn 1000 Gembleoh 1100 Terrell2b 4110 L'rt(*h 0000 Tnompsriss 4021 AJvaraoopr 0000 Brgmanc 3000 McCraw Ib 2151 Blyleven p 0000 OulfyM 3012 Burgmierp 0000 Bronamr 2b 3001 GPerryp 0000 Buskeyp 0000 Total 32 7 5 2 Total 74 4 5 4 Minnesota 000 100 100— J Cleveland OOlOOTOlx— 4 E—Lowenslein 2. DP—Cleveland 2. LOB—Mianesota «, Cleveland 7. 5B— McCraw, Ellis, Thompson, Hendrtck. MR—CHiva (11). S—IXifty. Braun, Ellis. SF — McCraw. IP H R ER BBSU BlvlevenIL, 11 U! 7 1-3 5 t t 4 4 Burgmefer 2-30 00 1 0 G.Perry (W.167) 7 52722 Buskey 2 00000 Save—Buskey (13). HBP—ty Blyleven [Spikes). WP—Blyleven. PB—Borgmann, ElMs. T—2:23. A—11.920. "I felt like ! could have gone 15 innings," Perry said. "But I think Ken (Aspromonte) had his mind made up to take me out before he came out to the mound. You can't argue with the move the way things worked out." Perry gave up a run in the fourth when Oliva hit his llth home run of the season. He gave up the second run in the seventh when Danny Thompson doubled home Jerry Terrell to make the score 3-2. "He looked real good out there tonight," said Twins Manager Frank Quilici. "He kept the ball down. Every time he came up we gave him some trouble." The loss broke the Twins' five-game winning streak as they headed to Boston for a three-game series. Bert Blyleven, 11-14, was the loser. The Indians scored a single run in the third when Tom McCraw crossed the plate on a fielder's choice. Frank Duffy drove in two runs in the sixth with a bases-loaded single, and the final run came in the eighth when Rusty Torres scored on McCraw's sacrifice fly. "I've been trying to let him (Perry) win his own games," said Indian Manager Aspromonte. "But then I decided 1 was going to take him out after seven or when I thought he was getting weak, just to try and American League Standings save a win for him." "He needs to have his confidence restored," Asprofnonle continued. "His slump has ended and our team was slumping while he was slumping, Maybe our team will start winning now." The win put the Indians 314 games out of first place as they start a three-game series with the Texas Rangers here tonight. Vikings cut Rowland, others from squad Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Fri., August 16,1974 g MANKATO, Minn. (AP) "Just tell 'em I'd have made the team, but I didn't have time," laughed defensive tackle Tom Rowland from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Rowland, who made a game- high 11 tackles in Minnesota's 27-21 loss at Denver Saturday, checked out of the Vikings' training camp with hometown buddy Dave Villela and three other rookies Thursday. "I've got to get back to my job at home," said Rowland, who is a teacher and coach at Eldorado High School in Las Veuas. 1 The Vikings also cut former University of Minnesota defensive back and punter Mike Perfetti, quarterback Jesse Kaye from Tampa and running back Barry Reed of Peru, (Neb.) State. The Vikings now have 70 players practicing in preparation for Monday night's exhibition at Miami. Villela plans to return to his summer job as a lifeguard at a Ashby has quality, not quantity By BRUCE BAKKE Journal Sports Writer ASHBY-"We've got tjuality. not quantity this year at Ashby," said football coach Chuck Anderson, assessing his 1974 Arrows. "We only got 21 out, but 14 o: the 21 are lettermen. We lost some outstanding players from last season's 7-2 club but I feel we have some good young players to fill their shoes. "We have to fill one halfback slot, one end and one tackle position by the season opener with Rothsay. If we can do this we will be strong. "As far as the Little Eight Conference title race is con- American League Ea»1 W L Pet. GB Boston 64 53 .547 — Cleveland 59 55 .516 3'j Baltimore 59 54 .504 5 • New YOrX 57 59 .4?! 6'.i Milwaukee 54 62 .475 B'.i DelnSI 55 63 .466 9V} W«t Oakland «9 50 .580 — Kan City « 54 .534 S'.j Cnicago 59 a .504 9 Texa& 60 60 500 9'1 Minnesota se 61 .417 11 California 47 72 .395 22 Defensive minded Sun defeat Texas 18 to 7 STEVE BENSON JOHNNY BENSON National League Standings cerned 1 feel every school is a possible contender. The conference should be well balanced," added Anderson. Returning letter winners are Perry Knutson, Perry Evavold, Steve Quam, Tom Nelson, Terry Johnson, Steve Benson, Al Woldtvedt, Ricky Johnson, ' Dale Christopherson, Johnny Benson, Terry Quam, Tom Olson, Roger Martinson and Bruce Belseth. Leading backfield star from last season is Evavold. He set a new school standard in rushing with 1,024 and he scored nine touchdowns and six extra points at the halfback spot. He plays linebacker on defense. Knutson, 165-pound senior end, led the Arrows in pass receiving with 12 for 183 yards. He scored 32 points. He is a safety on defense. Johnson, 140-pound senior, is expected to hold down the quarterbacking duties. Last season he started two games. On the season he attempted 49 passes, connected on 18 for 210 yards, six touchdowns and one PAT. Another backfield man returning is Johnny Benson. He plays linebacker on defense. Expected to beef up the Arrows' offensive and defensive lines are Christopherson, 190-pound junior tackle, defensive end, Steve Benson, 220-pound senior tackle, Woldtvedt, 170-pound tackle, Johnson, 155-pound center, Quam, 150-pound senior end, and Tom Nelson a 160-pound senior tackle. Ashby opens its 1974 season at Rothsay on Friday, Aug. 30. Last season these two clubs went into four overtimes before Rothsay finally won the contest 44-38. Ashby's only other loss came at the hands of Brandon, 26-20. Brandon went on to win the Little Eight Conference title and earned a playoff berth in nine-man state football. STEVE OUAM COACH ANDERSON PERRY KNUTSON Nittonal League East W L St. LOUIS 62 57 Pnilaphia 60 58 Pittsburgh 59 59 .500 Montreal New York Chicago PCI. .521 .508 HOUSTON 7 (AP) - The Southern California Sun became the star attraction of the World Football League's Western Division today after stealing a few lines from the Houston Texans' defensive script Thursday night. The Texans entered the game as the top defensive team in the WFL and held a one-half game lead over the Sun in the Western Division. But the Sun defense victimized substitute quarterback Don Trull with two interceptions, one a 66-yard touchdown return by Durwood Keeton, to defeat the Texans 18-7 before 31,227 in the Astrodome and a national television audience. Twins sign St. Paul star BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed outfielder Mark Holmgren, 19, St. Paul, to a 1975 contract. Holmgren, a 1972 graduate of St. Paul Harding High School, will report to the Twins' Class A farm club at Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., a Twins spokesman said. Holmgren was one of 168 participants in a Twins tryout camp this week. "I knew I was gone when I got it," said Keeton, whose interception return with 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter iced the game for the Sun. "Heck, there wasn't anybody there but me. I knew they had to stop the clock by going deep or for the quick out. "I told (Jim) Bowman to go deep and I went for the quick out. I'll have to credit Coach (Ed) Cody for teaching me how- to pick off the quick out pattern." Houston, which dropped to a 2-3-1 record, led 7-0 at the half on a 51-yard touchdown bomb from quarterback Mike Taliaferro to John Odom, who grabbed the ball between two Sun defenders. Safety Jack Conners grabbed Houston's first punt of the third quarter on his own 10 and raced 90 yards for the tying touchdown. Taliaferro left the game in the second quarter with a cut over his left eye that required six stitches. He had completed six of eight passes for 117 yards, including five of five in the first quarter. Trull finished the game. Coaners left the game with a dislocated elbow and may be out three or four weeks. Texan running back Warren McVea, who joined the team last Saturday, ran one play and sustained broken ribs. Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego 55 M .«8 51 a «7 « 67 .417 West 75 43 434 — 71 48 .597 63 54 .S3S 59 5S .504 5 8'; 1J 4' 7 II'i IS': 54 65 .454 21'? tl 11 .3?5 28'? PERRY EVAVOLD DALE CHRISTOPHERSON A PILOT WHO TRIES ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) After Dick Williams took over as manager of the California Angels on July 1 the team went into a losing streak. After nine straight losses he sent outfielder Bobby Valentine to home plate with the lineup card. Valentine wore number 13 and carried a black cat. After the Angeles dropped their tenth in a row, Williams said "We should have let the cat hit." Ashby High School Football Schedule Aug. 30 Rothsay (A) Sept 6 Villard(H) 13 Underwood (H) 20 Kensington (A) 27 Evansville(A) Oct 4 Hoffman (H) 11 Brandon (A) 16 Deer Creek (H) 25 Hillcrest(A) Junior High Sept 12 Brandon (H) 19 Deer Creek (A) 26 Hoffman (A) Oct 3 Kensington (H) 10 Underwood (A) 15 Villard(A) 7:30 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 1:15 8:00 2:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 Las Vegas hotel before returning to Utah State to finish work on a degree in recreational therapy, and sociology. Both players, considered small by today's standards for professional linemen, came to camp as free agents, but left impressions with the other rookies before their departure. Both started and played most of the Denver exhibition game. Villela is 6-foot-l, 235 pounds, while Rowland is 6-0, 230. Rowland said he must have really worried the Vikings' coaching staff after losing his breakfast during the first few minutes of his initial practice with the team. "They must have really thought I was in great shape after getting sick walking from the dorm to the practice field," Rowland said. "I just ate too many eggs that first morning. "At -least the coaches were kind...they told me' not to be nervous," said Rowland. Both players said the mental pressure of adapting to a new team's system was the most Carew seeks to match Cobb's record MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - - Rod Carew, seeking to match Ty Cobb's American League record of three consecutive batting titles, has been bothered by a sore knee. The Minnesota Twins second baseman won the league title the past two seasons and leads by a wide margin again this year, with a .36fi average. Carew has passed the 502 plate appearances necessary for a batting title, so it seems unlikely his chances for a third crown would be jeopardized by the knee trouble. But he didn't play in a Twins game Sunday and he was removed in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 1-0 Minnesoa victory at Cleveland. difficult task facing rookies. "I think most guys can handle the physical demands," said Villela. "It's the pressure of learning the plays that's tiring for the rookies." Rowland and Villela were teammates with the semi-pro Las Vegas Casinos and earned $100 per game. "I had the time of my life here," Villela said. "The coaches demanded a lot but were straightforward and nice." Both agreed that a touch of pro football was a good experience. "You've got to have confidence you can make the team," Villela said. "I guess I'm a Viking fan now, because I've got a personal interest." "Yep," contributed Rowland. "In fact, I have my Viking sticker." Dallon Softball tourney set this Saturday Dalton will be hosting its first annual Slowpitch Softball Tournament this Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be eight area teams in the tournament according to Dennis Mosher, of the Dalton Softball Club. Three teams are from Fergus Falls and one team each from Dalton, Rothsay, Brandon, Henning and Alexandria. All games will be played on the new Dalton diamond. Tournament play will begin at 8:30 a.m. The championship game is at 8 p.m. In the first game, Rosenblatt's meets Dalton at 8:30 a.m.; Corner Bar faces Edgetown at 9:45 a.m.; Brandon meets Rothsay at 1:30 p.m. and Henning meets Alexandria at 2:45 p.m. There is a consolation bracket as well as the championship bracket. 15 top LPGA golfers entered in St. Paul Open Lions face Raiders tonight, vets will start By ANDY LIPPMAN AP Sports Writer Some of the Detroit Lions may be pussycats by the end of tonight's National Football League exhibition against the Oakland Raiders. Lions Coach Rick Forzano announced Thursday that his team "would use everyone we can against Oakland" despite the fact that many of the striking veterans have been in camp only a few days. Oakland is expected to start a veteran at each position as football fans will get their first look this weekend at many familiar faces who have stayed away from camp because of the NFL Players Association strike. The strike has been postponed for two weeks while both sides go back to the bargaining table. Saturday, the New York Giants play in New York Jets at New Haven, Conn., Pittsburgh is at Philadelphia, Baltimore plays Cleveland at Tampa, Fla., Cincinnati faces Atlanta at Ga. Tech, Chicago is at Green Bav. Houston is at Dal- Murphy, Stockton share lead in Hartford Open las, and Kansas City is at Los Angeles. Denver is at San Francisco on Sunday while St. lauis plays San Diego at Seattle, Buffalo is at Washington and New Orleans is at New England. Minnesota is at Miami in Monday night action. Both sides resumed talks Thursday in Washington for about l^i hours before breaking into subcommittees to discuss specific issues not disclosed publicly. Both players and owners were expected to go at it hard today when federal mediator W.J. Usery returned to guide the talks. Usery was absent because of a speaking engagement Thursday. In Fullerton, Calif., Los Angeles Rams Owner Carroll Kosenbloorn said of the strike, "No matter what happens from now on, we have all lost." San Francisco 49er running back Vic Washington was traded to the Houston Oilers in return for a first-round draft choice in 1976 and a third-round choice in 1977. Washington had aroused the ire of -19ers Coach Dick Nolan, who had sent him out of camp for missing practices and meals. It was also a bad day for another Washington. The Denver Broncos announced that wide receiver Gene Washington would need surgery on his ankle and miss the coming season. Washington came to Denver from Minnesota in 1973. Punter Bobby Joe Green, a 14-season veteran, and defensive end Mel Tom retired from the Chicago Bears, who traded kick return specialist Cecil Turner to the 49ers for halfback John Isenbarger and tight end Dick Witcher. The San Diego Chargers traded Ron Smith to the Oakland Raiders. Smith, a veteran strong side safety, led the American Football Conference with a 13-yard punt return average. The Raiders will provide undisclosed draft choices in return. Most coaches, meanwhile, were not jumping to push their rookies and free agents out into the streets. New England Coach Chuck Fairbanks was trying to sort through about a 100 candidates for his team and wasn't that impressed with his returning veterans. He said the veterans didn't have a weight problem but were not in condition to hit. Denver Coach John Ralston made similar observations. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Fifteen of the 30 leading money winners in the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will be in the field of 55 women who tee off today in the $35,000 St. Paul Ladies Open. The tour's three top money winners—JoAnne Garner, Jane Blalock and JoAnn Prentice- are among those entered in the competition at Keller Golf Course. Patty Berg, no longer a top money winner but nonetheless a distinguished figure in the history of women's golf, also has returned to her home state for the tournament. Miss Berg, a Minneapolis native and first LPGA president, is 56 now. Although she's been weakened by a bout with cancer and an arthritic ankle, she still shows the style that won her the Women's Western Open titles in 1948, 1951 and 1957 and the Women's World Championships of 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1957. In the recent LPGA tournament, one of six she entered this year in a bid to return to the circuit as a regular, Miss Berg won $900. "That's not much for some of' these girls," she admitted. "But then, they're not 56, as I am, either." She added, "I don't expect to do much here, but it's fun to come back home." Miss Berg, who was playing in tournaments with total purses of $500 when she began her pro career 39 years ago, said she marvels at the growth of the women's tour and its prize fund this year of $1.8 mil- lion. At today's rates, Miss Berg's lifetime earnings of $188,090 for 40 tournament victories could have been many times that figure. The St. Paul Jaycees, tournament sponsors, said Thursday they won't take any action over the LPGA's failure to deliver at least 20 of the 30 leading money- winners as specified in the contract. However, tourney chairman Al Wilkie said the LPGA will be asked to consider the situation when it plans next year's tour schedule. "We feel that we should get the dates we want next year," said Wilkie, "especially since we drew record crowds (30,000 for the three-day tournament) last year. When we got the dates for this year The tourna- ment in England wasn't even scheduled." Some of the women professionals have said they did not enter the St. Paul Open because they were travel-weary after playing last week in the European Open in London. OPEN BOWLING Daily 1 p.m. to np.m. Join a Bowling League Call 736-3333 NORTHERN AIRE LANES LOOKING FOR A 4-CYLINDER ECONOMY CAR? WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — "There was a very good possibility-," Bob Murphy said, "that I would never play again. "Oh, maybe 1 could have played—but they thought it might be shooting 75s. I'd have to find, something else to dp." But those fears are behind him now. The chunky, red-haired Murphy, who had his left hand in a cast for three months starting in March, put together a six- under-par 65 Thursday and tied scrambler Dave Stockton for the first-round lead in the $200,000 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Golf Tournament. Murphy, who had played only two other times since suffering a torn ligament in his hand at the Heritage Classic, had a magnificent effort. He didn't make a bogey. He hit every green in regulation. And he had it so close to the hole his longest birdie putt was six feet—and he missed two others of about the same length. "I had a chance to have a really, really low round," said Murphy, a veteran of seven years on the tour and a former winner of this tournament. He and Stockton shared a one-stroke lead over rookie Eddie Pearce and Australian veteran Bruce Devlin, tied at 66, five under par on the friendly little, 6,598-yard Wethersfield Country Club course. The group at 67 included Jerry McGee, George Johnson, Don Bies and Hubert Green, a three-time winner this season and one of the game's brightest young stars. "I played pietty well. I just had a bad finish," said Lee Trevino, the recently crowned PGA National champion who bogeyed two of his last three holes for a 68. He's tied at that spot, three shots back, with more than a dozen others. South African Gary Player, the Masters and British Upen titleholder, had a 69 and defending champion Billy Casper matched par 71 in the mild, sunny, slightly-breezy weather. U.S. Open king Hale Irwin. Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and leading money winner Johnny Miller are 'not competing. Ir-v-i03> r^y 03* fe SXCKO Jr G'Mter H Bet) Dave Boo jor.r. Gr ff tee l C JoM Vjrc^Y S'OCMOn Dev:-i Pearce L.S'tr Arroyo Salinas John .\\aiaftev Bob Wynr. Andr Korth. DA- OM Nev I >\cv - r « 3? 33 -45 j? 33-65 32 ]<-•«< 3* 33-44 3135—67 3J 33-47 3* 33 <7 31 31- 47 36 3I-*5 33 35 -« 3J 3«-«i 35 33—61 3J 3J 46 3S33— 66 3236— *S 3J3i 68 33 35-6J 333S-« 3S33-6! 3533 6* 31 H— 6S 3J Si-66 On the vacant lots of America, kids have invented a new sport. It's called bicycle motocross. Seven foot jumps. Hairpin turns. Mudholes. For kids, all the fun of real motocross. And for their bikes, all the punishment of real motocross. Which is why Yamaha, builder of America's championship motocross machine, has designed an entirely new kind of bicycle. It's got shock absorbers, front and back. Motorcycle handlebars and grips. Heavy-duty wheels and spokes, and motocross tires. It's the Yamaha Moto-Bike* Visit your local Yamaha dealer today to see this exciting new product. YAMAHA Highway 59 South Fergus Falls Phone 736-3039 FROM THE DODGE BOYS! THERE ARE SIX SUBCOMPACTS THAT CARRY THE "HOT BRAND." THERE IS ONLY ONE SUBCOMPACT AVAILABLE WITH THE FAMOUS TORQUEFL1TE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1974 Dodge Colt 5-door wagon. DODGE COLT 2-DOOR: 4-DOOR: COUPE SEDAN HARDTOP, GT. AND 2 WAGONS. SEE'EM NOW AT IFERGUS DODGE, 119-121 West Washington Fergus Falls, Minn. Phone 736-6911 INC.

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