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Kison, Forsch match 3-hitfers Cards, Pirates deadlocked in NL By ALEX SACHARE Bruce Kison of Pittsburgh and Bob Forsch of St. lx>uis, a pair of pitchers who were pretty much overlooked in the preseason analyses, matched three-hitlers Monday night to keep the National league East race in a flat-footed tie. Kison rode pinch-hitter Richie Zisk's tie-breaking seventh-inning triple to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs, while Ted Simmons' three-run homer in the first inning provided more than enough of a margin as Forsch pitched the Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal F,xpos. Meanwhile, in the NL West, (he Houston Astros prevented Ixis Angeles from clinching the title by beating the Dodgers 4-1. I/>s Angeles now leads second- place Cincinnati by two games, with two to play. In the only other National league game, the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2. Kison had a shaky first inning, allowing two singles, a hit batsman and a bases-loaded walk to force in a run, but then settled down. Kison, 9-8, allowed just one single and a walk the rest of the way — by far his strongest game of the season and his first complete game since 1972. Pittsburgh and St. I/mis each have two games remaining. The Pirates play host to the Cubs while the Cards are at Montreal. Zisk, batting for shortstop Frank Tayeras, clouted his game-winning triple in the seventh to score Manny Sanguil- len, who had singled and taken Orioles batter Tigers 12-6 By I^RRY PALADINO AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) - Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver is being cautious. He doesn't want to say anything to psychologically aid the New York Yankees. But the Yankees need more than a slip of the tongue today Aaron may play one more year ATI^NTA (AP) - Home run king Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves says he is considering playing one more season. "I'd hate to quit on a year like this," Aaron said Sunday. "Maybe I'd like to play another year without the Babe Ruth pressure." Aaron told an Atlanta Stadium crowd of 6,000 during a pregame ceremony that he hasn't reached a decision on whether to retire, but that he expects to make an announcement within the next two weeks. "I haven't decided whether I'll play another year or whether I'll retire," he said. The comments were made shortly after a hand-carved plaque showing Aaron and Ruth was unveiled. "This morning when I got to the ball park, I had a sad feeling," said the 40-year-old star who became baseball's all-time home run king on April 8 when he smashed his 715th off AJ Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He currently has 732 lifetime, with two games remaining this season. Aaron is making a reported $200,000 annually. He also has a five-year contract with a television manufacturing firm for one million dollars. Reports are that the contract with the TV fitm may have something to do with Aaron's reluctance to call it quits. The contract is said to be an exclusive one to its conclusion after Aaron steps out as an active player. If he chooses to play in 1975 Aaron also would have an opportunity to become the National league hit king since he is only 31 shy of the record 3,630 held by former St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial. — they need to win their last two games while Baltimore must lose at least 01* of its last two for New York to even tie for first place in the American League East. Monday night the Detroit Tigers sure didn't do anything to aid the Yankees, psychologically or otherwise. Baltimore battered Detroit for 12 hits and nine runs the first four innings en route to a 12-6 victory before a chilled, rain-dampened crowd of 6,575 at Tiger Stadium. In the only other American league game scheduled, the Cleveland Indians edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1. The Orioles' triumph was their seventh consecutive and their 14th in the last 16 games. They have posted a 26-6 record since Aug. 29 when they were third, eight games behind leader Boston. An Oriole victory would force New York to win tonight and Wednesday in Milwaukee. That would give the two contenders a 90-72 final record and force a one-game knockout playoff Thursday in New York. Should Baltimore win one and New York lose one of its next two, the Orioles would win their fifth East crown since the major leagues went to divisional play six years ago. The only way New York can win the title without a one-game playoff is to win twice against the Brewers while Baltimore loses the final two to Detroit. That would give the Yankees a 90-72 record and the Orioles an 89-73 mark. "This is a big one for us because all we have to do is win one of two games to tie. The pressure is definitely on the Yankees," said Oriole second baseman Bobby Grich, who drove in three runs in three separate trips to the plate. Baltimore didn't waste time against Tiger starter Mickey Lolich, who became the first 21- game loser for Detroit since Hooks Dauss was 13-21 in 1920. Lolich, who has lost six successive games since winning his 16th, gave up four of Baltimore's five second-inning runs. Davis singled, Don Baylor doubled, Brooks Robinson hit a two-run single and Earl Williams belted a two-run homer, A walk by Mark Belanger, a stolen base, a walk to Paul Blair and a single by Grich produced run number five. Grich hit a solo homer off Fred Holdsworth in the sixth while Belanger singled in two unearned runs off him in the ninth. Indians 2 Red Sox 1 Jim Perry posted his 17th victory, scattering nine Boston hits. The Indians scored twice in the fourth inning on Charlie Spikes' single, John Ellis' double, a infield out and Dave Duncan's two-out single off Bill Lee. Major League STANDINGS P.tUbjrQh SI Lou'.s Montreal Pt-.:laphia New York Chicago LOS Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta HOjSlon San Fran San D:ego National Leagoe tail W L PCI. 86 74 538 34 74 73 12 78 62 71 89- Hi .16! West 100 60 •>} a 66 7J 81 II 71 89 59 101 15 .113 20 .6J5 613 2 .S36 U .506 19 lit 29 369 11 Baltimore New York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California American League East W L 89 71 68 n It 71 76 84 n K 11 )8 r W 10 93 75 !1 n 7> 80 77 83 66 94 563 575 .506 .494 .481 .413 Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Tues., Oct. 1,1974 12 Kilmer, Redskins bomb Broncos second on a wild pitch. "1 made a perfect pitch," said loser Bill Bonhatn, 11-22. • "H was a change-up, low and away. I don't see how he hit it." Cards 5, Expos 1 Forsch, a rookie called up from Tulsa in July, pitched no- hit ball for C 2-3 innings before finishing with a three-hitter at chilly Jarry Park in Montreal. Mike Jorgensen broke up the no-hit bid by hitting what Forsch called "a bad pitch, a fastball up and over the middle of the plate" for a two-out double in the seventh. Ken Singleton followed with a single for Montreal's only run. Simmons' first-inning blast was his 20th home run of the year. "It was a high fastball," he said of the pitch from Steve Rogers, 15-22. "When I hit it, I knew I hit it well." Astros 4, Dodgers 1 The Dodgers, who clinched a tie for the NL West title on Saturday, still need either a victory or a Cincinnati loss to win the crown outright. They were stopped Monday night by the six-hit pitching of I>arry Dierker and Ken Forsch. Dierker, 11-10, went the first six innings but left when his arm stiffened. "Playoff-wise, not wrapping it up tonight hurts," said Los Angeles Manager Walt Alston. "If we had won, we could have arranged our pitchers the way we wanted to." Mets 5, Phils 2 Wayne Garrett's three-run homer backed the seven-hit pitching of Jerry Koosman for the Mets. WRIGHT "WALKING WOUNDED" — Minnesota Vfttogs' defensive safety Jeff Wright, center, is helped off the field by defensive tackle Doug Sutherland and defensive line coach Jack Patera. Wright was injured in the Vikings' 11-7 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Because of a badly sprained ankle, Wright will miss the upcoming Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday. (Journal photo by Bruce Bakke) WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Kilmer, limping with a pulled calf muscle, tried unsuccessfully to tell everyone that he was only a small part of the Washington Redskins' victory over Otter girl golfer second at Breckenridge BRECKENRIDGE - "We finally improved enough to give Crookston a scare for first place yesterday," said Fergus Falls girls golf coach Nick Noack after his golfers finished second to Crookston at Breckenridge. Crookston, led by Julie Gumlia with a medalist 43, won the Breckenridge Invitational with 188 strokes, Fergus was second at 210, Detroit Lakes took third with 216, Perham followed at 229, Breckenridge had 230 and Wahpeton was last with 249 strokes. Lynn Noack was low for Fergus at 51, Amy Gervais had 52, Connie Thompson and Marti Frit/, each had 53s, Cathy Cranston had a 54, Brenda Johnson had 56 and Diane Mundahl had 59. the Denver Broncos. "It was a team effort ... the offense, the defense and the special teams," he said. "We didn't make any mistakes and they did. We didn't have any interceptions. We didn't have any fumbles." Despite his comnunts, Kilmer threw two touchdown passes to Charlie Taylor, including one early in the first quarter, to lead the Redskins to a 30-3 victory-in the National Football League nationally televised intereonference game. The victory put the Redskins in second place in the NFC Eastern Division with Philadelphia, each with records of 21, behind undefeated St. Louis, 3-0. The loss gave Denver a record of 0-2-1, last in the AFC Western Division. In addition to Kilmer's two touchdown passes to Taylor, Mark Moseley kicked field goals of 37, 22, and 18 yards and Duane Thomas scored a touchdown with 11 seconds remaining in the game to give the Redskins more total points than they have scored in two previous contests this season. Denver's only score came on a 34-yard field goal by Jim Turner in the third period. "The Redskins are back," said Washington Coach George Allen. "We're back together as a team. We had the old spirit tonight." Denver Coach John Ralston said: "Bill Kilmer did an outstanding job. His execution was never better. It was just one of those night when Kilmer was at his best." Kilmer had 17 completions in 23 attempts for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Ohio State, Michigan high in AP grid poll Braves, Astros rehire managers Thomas named to coach sliding Baltimore Colts BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Thomas, a man of decisive action, is seldom caught unprepared. But even he was surprised at being named head coach of the Baltimore Colts. Thomas, the team's general manager, was suffering through another setback in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium on Sunday when owner Robert Irsay dropped his bombshell. Not long before, Irsay had visited Coach Howard Schnet- lenberger on the sidelines and urged that Marty Domres be yanked in favor of second-year quarterback Bert Jones. The coach not only rejected the idea, but reportedly tossed in a few expletives for emphasis. According to sideline observers, Irsay didn't respond then. Instead, he stormed into the locker room minutes after Philadelphia beat the Colts 3010 to inform players and Schnellenberger that the coach was fired. "That iexpletive deleted) ball club will go on the field and win if I have to play myself," the former fifth-string college quarterback at Illinois yelled as he emerged. Thomas, sweating profusely and obviously shaken, had failed to beat his boss to the locker room after being unable to change Irsay's mind about the snap decision in the box seats. By Monday, however, Thomas was ready to accept yet another challenge and willing to face any criticism that may come his way. "I'm not worried about blame," he said, when asked what happens if the team continues its current three-game losing streak. "If we get beat, we get beat. We'll just have to go out and try to improve." Thomas, whose only head coaching experience was in high school 25 years ago, said he didn't expect any difficulty since 95 per cent of the work is done by the assistants, anyway. "My job," he said, "will be to keep the club mentally ready — that's the toughest job in coaching — and to handle the public relations with the media." Thomas said shoddy tackling on Sunday may have been caused by lack of mental and physical preparation. As one of his first changes, he said practices on Friday and Saturday would be shortened considerably. "If you're not ready after Thursday, it's too late," he said. "I want to get the players' legs back under them and be ready for Sunday." Since taking over the Colts in July, 1972, Thomas has traded more than 20 veteran players, fired a head coach and his interim replacement, and sent 10 assistants packing. After conferring with his aides, Thomas said, he probably will announce on Wednesday whether Jones or Domres will start at quarterback Sun- day against the unbeaten New England Patriots. Thomas, who served as an assistant at Baltimore, l/>s Angeles and in the Canadian Football League at Toronto before moving into the front office, said at the present time he only wanted to be an interim head coach until the end of the season. "If I wanted to be the coach, I could have named myself when I brought in Howard," he said. American League Leaders JW. BATTING (JOO Carew. Min. Tex. 32S RUNS -YslrJmsYi, GriC!>, Bal. 90 RUNS BATTED roughs. Tex. 118. 103 Mm S>a!s> Hargrove. Banco. Oa*. HITS Carew. ev. v.'l. l?' DOUBLES Rudi. Oak. 38. Scoll, >.M. 36. XHenderson Cn . 36 TRIPLES Rivers. Cal. I); 101-s. KC. •> HOVE RUNS- D A'len. CM, 3?. R Jackson. Oav. ?9 S T O L EN BASES Kort*. Oak. 53. Carew. It-.r, 37 PITCHING !15 CXKis-ons) Chao-.pion. Mil. 114 733. 343 Cuel'ar. Bal. n 10. «i8 303 STRIKEOUTS H Ryan. Ca>. (67. BIyleven. V. n, 74S By The Associated Press The Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros both announced the rehiring of their managers Monday and both men immediately began planning for future glories. "We hope we can strengthen our team in a couple of spots," said Clyde King, given a two- year contract with the Braves. "We feel like we don't need too many new faces to make us a contender." "If we can make one or two moves to give us that little something extra we need, we'll be okay," said Preston Gomez, after signing a one-year pact with the Astros. . "We have to make some Nelson passes to Beeler for Otters' 6-0 win BARNESVILLE - Quarterback Bryan Nelson riflr.d a 15- yard touchdown pass to Mike Beeler in the final 13 seconds of the game to hand the Fergus Falls sophomore team a 6-0 victory over Barnesville Monday. "We fumbled eight times and dropped two touchdown passes in the end zone," said Otter coach larry Teske after his B- unit won its second game in five starts. Next Monday Fergus will host a strong Moorhead B-team at 7 p.m. Fergus Falls 000 6—6 Barnesville 000 0—n Mike Beeler 15 pass from Byran Nelson, PAT run failed. changes and build for the future but the nucleus of a good team is already here." More news on the managerial front is expected soon from Cleveland where incumbent Ken Aspromonte has already been fired. A replacement is expected soon after the season ends Wednesday and Frank Robinson is considered most likely to succeed. King took over the Braves from Eddie Mathews during the All-Star break and led the club to a 36-24 record, enabling Atlanta to finish third in the National league West, its best finish since winning the division in 1969. The 50-year-old King says he doesn't think his club is outclassed by division mates Los Angeles and Cincinnati. "I certainly don't feel we can't contend with them," he said. "From the All-Star break on, I think we kept up with them pretty good." The Braves trailed the first- place Dodgers by 14 games when King took over and they trail by 14 going into tonight's action. Gomez replaced Leo Durocher at the Houston helm a year ago today. His club had pennant aspirations when the season began but never recovered from a 10-game losing streak in May. The Astros trail I-os Angeles in the West by 19 games heading into tonight's play. In Kansas City, Manager Jack McKeon's contract has been renewed but batting coach Charley Lau was fired Friday, apparently the result of differences with McKeon. NEW YORK (AP) - Texas A&M and Texas Tech, a pair of perennial Southwest Conference also-rans, found themselves listed among the nation's top 10 college football teams Monday in the Associated Press weekly poll of sportswriters and broadcasters. A&M, 3-0, got into the prestigious top five this time around, advancing from ninth to fifth on the strength of a 28-15 victory over Washington. The Aggies collected 554 total points and even drew a first-place vote on one ballot. Tech, 2-0-1, was not even listed in the top 20 last week, but vaulted into the No. 10 spot this week after shocking Texas 26-3. Ohio State, 3-0, remained the nation's No. 1 team after defeating Southern Methodist 289. The Buckeyes collected 26 first place votes and 1,044 points. Oklahoma, 2-0, was just a shade behind with 25 first-place votes and 1,002 points. The Sooners embarrassed Utah State 72-3 to move up from third to second place. Alabama, 3-0, and Michigan, 4-0, climbed one place each. The No. 3 Crimson Tide collected three first-place selections and 898 points after topping Vanderbilt 23-10, while Michigan picked up four first-place votes and 878 points after sinking Navy 52-0. Nebraska, 3-0, jumped from 10th to 6th by bombing Northwestern 49-7; defending national champion Notre Dame, 2-1, plummeted from second to seventh after being upset by Purdue 30-21; North Carolina State, • 4-0, jumped from 13th to 8th by virtue of a 28-22 triumph over Syracuse; and Southern California, 1-1, advanced from 18th to 9th after topping Pitt 167. Rounding out the top 20 are Auburn, Arizona, Florida, Il- ISTNIGHTER'S Leading Team: 66 Oil Co. 5 high bowlers: RonBralton|220)-(213) 615 Vern01son(211)-|203) 602 Glen Hy nek < 226) 573 Gene Dohrer (208) 567 Rick Bugbee (213) 551 NIGHT CAPPERS Leading Team: Gibson's Pharmacy 5 high bowlers: Paul Hermann (213) 597 Carl Rose (210) 575 Dave Olsen 575 ChetHexum(2Ifl) 553 StanSwartz 553 linois, Penn State, Miami, Fla., Pitt, Arizona State, Texas and Arkansas. Trie Associated Press Top Twenty. witn first place votes in parentheses, season record and total po'nls. Po'nls taou lated on basis ol 70 19-16 11-12 10 9-8 etc V Ohio 2. OXla 3. Ala. I. Mich. 5. Tex 6. Neb. ;. N. Dame B N. Car. ! 9 S Cal. 10. Tex. Tech 11 Auburn 12. Aril. 13 Fla II. III. - 15 Penn 16 Miarr 17. Pill 18. Ariz. 19. Texas 20. Ark. Otriers receiving vctes, a'p'iabetically: Cincinnati Houston. Kansas. Louisiana Stale. Maryland. Memphis State. Miami ot Chio. Missouri, Oklahoma State, Purdje. Tu fane. Wisconsin. UCLA x-One ballot listed way lie Icr first place Of.-.o Slate. Oklahoma, bama. Michigan and A&M. St. (25x1 (21x1 (Ixl (IX) AK.M (X) St i-Fla. St. 300 1.014 300 1.002 300 898 300 876 300 551 210 210 JOO 1-1 0 20-1 30-0 300 300 300 2-10 2-00 210 210 210 210 258 m 22J 210 191 113 Msled five- among Ala- Texas Saints coach encouraged New stadium back in picture in Cities again Foreman back in ring again N'SELE, Zaire (AP) - "It feels good to be back in the ring again," world heavyweight champion George Foreman said Monday. "I've been doing my roadwork for the past five days and when (trainer) Dick Sadler says it's okay, we'll be sparring again." . Foreman appeared in good spirits as he resumed gym work after a two-week layoff in preparation for his title defense against Muhammad Ali, now scheduled for Oct. 30 in Kin- shasa, Zaire. The bout, originally planned for Sept. 24, was postponed when Foreman caught an elbow over his right eye in a sparring session with Bill McMurray. The much-heralded cut has caused severe difficulties for journalists, publicity people and especially promoters of the bout. Many of the problems have to do with rescheduling theaters and stadiums that were to show the bout on closed circuit television but have prior committments on Oct. 30. Foreman was examined by a World Boxing Council doctor Monday and proclaimed fit for training. "I'm very happy with the way George looks and feels after the injury and the layoff," said Sadler. "We've still got four weeks to go and I kept all six sparring partners here for George to work with. "The champ has 250 rounds of sparring under his belt for this fight and I'm sure we'll have the opportunity to get in a few more before the 30th." Another interested party who was pleased to see Foreman working out again was Ali. Ali has worked out only sparingly since the accident, "Now I can get back to the serious work again with a clear head," said Ali. "I'm glad that George has kept in shape and felt that the eye is in good shape. "I don't want anything to cheat me out of getting my crown back." MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — A joint task force of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Chambers of Commerce has authorized a $25,000 study of the economic implications of a new stadium in the metropolitican area. Dr. Anthony Downs, chairman of Real Estate Research Corp. of Chicago, said his firm will not make a specific choice of location in its report planned for December. He stressed the need for an impartial analysis of the economic feasibility and impact of a new facility on the Twin Cities metropolitan area, adding: "We are going to be objective." Several other studies have been made of building a new domed stadium or remodeling present structures like Metropolitan Stadium or Memorial Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. Opinion has been sharply divided on several aspects, including the site, cost and whether public funds should be used to help pay for a facility. Downs said his firm would study five possibilities: —A new, multi-purpose domed facility to accommodate not only professional baseball and football but also conventions or other large gatherings. —A new domed stadium for football only. —A new football stadium without n dome. —Enlarging and covering the present Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. —Doming and enlarging the university's football facility. Downs said estimated costs of those alternatives and types of alternative financing also would be included. "If one plan seems dominanlly superior to the others, \ve will say so," he added. Twenty-four of the 44 Task Force members were present, said Chairman Harvey B. Mackay. The study group is an arm of the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Chambers of Commerce. ST.- PAUL, Minn. (AP) Coach Harry Neale of the Minnesota Fighting Saints says he is encouraged by what he has seen during the first week of training by the World Hockey Association team this season. Neale gave the players Monday afternoon off from their scheduled scrimmage and talked about progress that has been made thus far. "It's the first breather they've had since camp started," Neale said. "It's been a tough five days, but very encouraging, from a coaching standpoint. "Our young candidates are far superior to what we've had the last two years. We used to have a few guys hang around just to fill out lines for scrimmages, but now we have so many good hockey players that there are some real battles for I>osilion. "Kvery guy is pushing — even the ones who are protected by big contracts. Nobody wants to be left out of a job, and that element of insecurity makes everyone put out." "We are going to make some cuts in the next day or two, and 1 know we're going to be cutting sonic players who would have lasted until the final cut in our first year." he added. For Sale or Rent to Qualified Party... 3 Bedroom year around lake home on excellent lot, sandy beach, 2 car garage, on blacktop, 15 mites from Fergus Falls. Call Fergus Falls 739-2204 or flshby 747-2066

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