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Neosho Daily News Friday, April 16,1979-8 House that Ruth built lives again NEW YORK (AP) — That ^^^^^^ •... . . .. . . . . Like Other New York City r»v mhullt at a whnnnlna emit of Hfnl " ulri M«niia»r RIHv Mar- StiM Stadium with Inn Naur Vnrb »><>• nramiuul **A «™i nmiMn't n k«.« " TV...._„.* »».._ n.j _ ... NEW YORK (AP) - The Llke „!*,„ New Yorll Clty telescreen part of the celebrated tenants, the New York Yankees wasn t h«d to wait a long time - 50 In- $3 million Scoreboard .working. Another section :SS& years — to get their home And The city rebuilt at a whopping cost of around $75 million with a smashing 11-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins before a roar- Ing packed house of 54,010. "Yankee Stadium is beau- tiful," said Manager Billy Martin. "It's great to be back. We had to break the stadium in right." While the renovation was under way, the Yankees shared Shea Stadium with the New York Mets for two years, but they were second-class citizens there, said shortstop Fred Stanley. "It seemed like they were waiting for us to screw up. The clubhouse was cramped and you couldn't put things where you wanted. And the Mets would never let our ground crew tailor the infield like we wanted it." "A National League atmos- count. The elevators weren't programmed to stop at all levels. Parts of the ballpark weren't completed and were filled with construction equipment. The slopes In the outfield would do justice to the Boston Marathon. But It was beautiful. It was Yankee Stadium on the first day of the rest of its life Thursdaj ^^^^mmm^^mm^^mo^^^mi^ Bowling Scores scouts' Pineville, Anderson winners treasury runs dry ANDERSON — In the second meet of the McDonald County 7th and 8th grade track competition, Pineville won the boys' division and Anderson won the girls' division. In the boys' meet, Pineville scored 90.5 points, followed by of the Kansas City Scouts Noel with 49, Anderson with 43, today—and the team's manag- Southwest City with 21.5, and ment hoped It wasn't a symbol of Rocky Comfort with 17. the franchise's future. in the girls' meet, Anderson The Scouts' treasury ran dry scored 82.5 points, followed by Pineville; Anders, Anderson; Thursday, including the last Pineville with 47, Rocky Comfort Tracy, Noel. with 16.5, Southwest City with 16, ~ KANSAS CITY (AP) skeleton crew manned the offices ville; Bunch, Pineville. 440 yard run (60.2): Blake, Southwest City; Abercrombie, Noel; Norman, Pineville. Pole vault (8-6): Zinn, Pineville; Drake, Anderson; Payne, Pineville. 100 yard low hurdles (13.5): Henson, Pineville; Butterfield, Southwest City; Drake, Anderson. 220 yard dash (25.9): Padgent, MarrliDrywill Wild Orat tKtdynt .Unpredictable* Sand Bagger* Midway Alley Cats SKerwln-Wllllam* Ball Bearer* ' Gutter Belli La-Z-Boy Neostio Nurseries IS '4 JOVk «!* 17 UVi 5* HVt 57>A 57 M MM 43 54 5714 «W 41 «M «» Mtt TIM 71 71 If ft Individual High Oamt, Woman: Helen ' Morrlt MO; Man: Bob Sanubaugh 14). individual High Strut, Man: Bob Santabaugh 430. Team High Oama: Sand Baggara It7; Series: Neosho Nurtwlea ail. Timday N ight Ladln Laag«a (Final Itanalnfl*) ; llandlnai: W L Cltlzant »7 35 ' Orphaum M 4t Roblnton-Davlt 77 55 Clark* 71 tl Don* Shop 47 45 Frya&Oray 45 47 Shangri-La MM TIV4 Waymalhi MM 71Vi Clark -Shawmaka 57 75 Fuller* . 54 71 . BankofNeotho MM MM Splcart 4tM ISM Individual High Oama (hdc.): Nadlna . 'Jan** 237; Sana* (hdc.): Linda Hutchan* 5M. ' Team High Oama: Waymath't *11; Sarlat: Don't Shop 1410. ; Saagon Individual High Oama: Jessie Cop* 254; Sarlat: Wanda Tanner 430. Seaton Team High Came: Frya ft Gray . 1004; Serial: Orphaum 2747. Man's Wednesday Nlefit Commercial League Stand kigt: NeothoIce Linda Morrlt Dry wall Southwell Lima Tele dyne Big Smith Edgawood Chairman RowetUtadCart Mill! Appliance Bob't Motor Service Haatlniuranca W 422 405M 3531* 317M 313 201V* 247V* 24416 257 211 1MV* L 171 1*4V4 24»M 201Ui 117 MOM 31IM 332M 3BM 343 3B 411M Individual High Game: Jack Routledae 212; Serlet: Bob Sentabaugh 54*. Team High Game and Sarlat: South- watt Lime 1053 and ItW. remnants of a 1300,000 loan from the National Hockey League. Team president Ed Thompson was left with no choice but to lay off employes. "It was depressing," admitted Thompson, whose financially troubled team has fallen far short in an effort to sell 8,000 season tickets for next season. Among those now without Jobs were General Manager Sid Abel and his assistant, Baz Bastien. Abel is on vacation, while Bastien is touring with the team in Japan. Since the Scouts are unable to repay the loan to the NHL, the league is in a position to force them into receivership and sell to the highest bidder. But Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, said no meeting has been scheduled to discuss the situation. "We are in no position than Ed Thompson to find a potential operator," Campbell said in a telephone interview. "If a local buyer cannot be found, then we are probably in a better position to develop ownership by moving the club, but currently that is not fact. "At present, we have no indication from the Kansas City management whether they have anyone waiting in the wings. It seems certain the team will be offered for sale." Thompson, meanwhile, said he was willing to listen to offers and would welcome a proposal by the Kansas City Kings of the National Basketball Association, who share Kemper Arena with the NHL team. and Noel with 14. Mike Blake, Southwest City, was a triple winner at the meet, winning the mile, 880, and 440 runs. Boys Shot put (47-7): Norman, Pineville; Tracy, Noel; Smith, Noel. Mile run (5:13.4): Blake, Southwest City; Weise, Pine- Baseball Standings By The Aiuelated Pren AMMICAN LBAOUB last Discus (115-4.5): Waters, Rocky Comfort; Zinn, Pineville; Tracy, Noel. 100 yard dash (11.0): Padgent, Pineville; McMahan, Noel; Kissire, Anderson. 880 yard relay (1:56.1): Pineville, Noel, Noel. High jump (5-0): Norman, Pineville; Hlummer, Anderson; Drake, Anderson. 880 yard run (2:27): Blake, Southwest City; Weise, Pineville; Van Dyne, Pineville. Mile relay (4:28): Anderson, Pineville, Noel. Long jump (15-6.5): Neal, Pineville; Waters, Rocky Comfort; McMahan, Noel. 440 relay (54.2): Noel, Pineville, Anderson. Girls Shot put (36-8.5): Sutton, Anderson; Orler, Anderson; Gardner, Pineville. 100 yard dash (12.4): McGuffy, Rocky Comfort; Clark, Anderson; York, Anderson. 220 yard dash (29.1): Stettnisch, Pineville; Fischer, Noel; Norman, Pineville. Long jump (13-11.5): Booth, McGuffy, Schiltz, and Hall, Anderson; Stettnisch, Pineville; West, Anderson. 50 yard dash (6.7): Rocky Comfort; Anderson; Thrasher both of Anderson, tie. High jump (4.2): Clark, Anderson; Schiltz, Anderson; Blue, Pineville. 880 yard run (3:00.2): Suskey, Pineville; Parish, Noel; Adams, Anderson. Softball throw (160): Sutton, Anderson; Blecha, Southwest City; Butts, Anderson. 440 yard relay (59.6): Anderson, Pineville, Southwest City. 60 -yard low hurdles (8.8): Booth, Anderson; Stettnisch, Pineville; O'Brien, Pineville. 440 yard run (70.5): Booth, Anderson; O'Brien, Pineville; Mount, Southwest City. New York Mllwkea Detroit Baltimore Cleveland Botton Texat Chicago Oakland Mlnnatota California Kan City W 4 2 1 2 1 2 Watt 5 3 3 2 2 1 L 1 1 1 3 2 4 1 1 3 4 4 3 Pel. .000 .447 .500 .400 .333 .333 .033 .750 .500 .333 .333 .250 OB — 1 1M 2 2 2'/i „ 1 2 3 3 3 ^^* SPORTS Green machine on the move Pro Basketball phere," Thurman Munson called it. Thursday's throng was all pro- Yankee, except for those folks wearing powder blue visiting uniforms and living in the Minnesota dugout. The paid crowd of 52,613 was the largest for the proud old ballpark on opening day in 30 years. While the Yanks were unveiling their redone park, two other American League games were played. The California Angels downed the Kansas City Royals 5-1 and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4. For 2'i innings the Yankees appeared in awe of their new surroundings. Rudy May's first four pitches were balls, Dan Ford hit the next one well over 400 feet for a two-run homer and then a pig wandered onto the field. May hit a batter and walked three, the Yankees committed two errors, the Twins stole a base in each of the first three innings and suddenly it was 4-0 and the Yanks were probably thinking of signing 85-year-old Bob Shawkey, winner of the first game ever played in the stadium, who threw out the ceremonial first ball. But at 3:44 p.m. there was an explosion, something akin to the old 5 o'clock lightning. A walk, Gamble's triple and singles by Willie Randolph and pinch hitters Lou Pinlella and Otto Velec, along with a stolen base and a wild pitch, and the Yankees led 54. Relievers Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle protected the slender edge until the bottom of the eighth - just a little after 5 o'clock — when six more runs poured across. Gamble contributed a run-scoring double and Mickey Rivers and Chris Chambliss added two-run sin- Angels 5, Royals I California's Nolan Ryan, a loser in his first start despite yielding only one hit in seven innings, shackled Kansas City on four hits and nine strikeouts. "It's the same old Ryan," observed Kansas City's John Mayberry. "That man throws harder than anybody I've ever seen in a baseball park." White Sox 8, Red Sox 4 Buddy Bradford keyed Chicago's 13-hit attack with four hits, including a homer and two doubles. He also drove in three runs and scored three. Brian Downing also homered for the White Sox, while reliever Clay Carroll, the winning pitcher for Cincinnati in last year's seventh World Series game, blanked the Red Sox on three hits over the last four innings. powers Mets By BERT ROSENTHAL AP Sports Writer Dave "King Kong" Kingman hasn't leaped over any tall buildings yet, but he has learned to hit baseballs over them. The rangy 6-foot-6, 210-pound 5, the Pittsburgh Pirates trounced the St. Louis Cardinals 9-3 and the Montreal Expos whipped the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5. Braves 10, Reds S Atlanta's victory, triggered by two herculean home runs 'blast in .the ninth ' powering the Mets to a 10-8 ' victory over the stunned Chicago Cubs. Both homers went out of Wrigley Field and gave Kingman a season's total of four, all tape- measure blasts. Although three of them were hit in Chicago, . Kingman said he didn't think he would like to play there . regularly. "I don't think I'd like it because I'm too home-run conscious here," said Kingman, who • also is nicknamed Sky King. • Kingman sent his first homer /rocketing-out of Wrigley Field • Wednesday, a drive that report• edly traveled more than 600 feet. Thursday, he drilled a two-run homer over the left centerfield wall in the second inning off Bill Bonham. Then, with the Mets trailing 8-7 in the ninth, he followed singles by John Milner and Del Unser with a tremendous smash over the left field wall off Tom Dettore, the same pitcher he had victimized Wednesday. "He (Dettore) had given me an inside fast ball the previous day and he came back with the same pitch," said the Mets' muscle man. "Yes, I was surprised because I was looking for something else. I just couldn't let it go by." Elsewhere in the National League, the Atlanta Braves battered the Cincinnati Reds 10- Thuriday'i Meiultt New York 11, Mlnneiota 4 Chicago I, Boston 4 California 5, Kantat City 1 Only game* tchadulad Frlday't Oamet Cleveland (Peter ton 0-0) at Kantat City (Bird 0-0) Milwaukee (Colborn 0-0) at Texat (Umbargar 1-0) Detroit (Coleman 1-0), at California (Klrkwood 0-1) Only garnet tchadulad Saturday'! Oamat Mlnnewta at New York Chicago at Boston Detroit at California ' Baltimore at Oakland Cleveland at Kansas City, n Milwaukee at Texas, n Sunday's Oamat Chicago at Botton Mlnnatota at New York Cleveland at Kansas City Milwaukee at Texas Detroit at California Baltimore at Oakland NATIONAL LIAOUI •art W L Pet OB Plttl Chicago New York Montreal Phil* St. Loult Watt Cincinnati San Olago Atlanta Houtton San Fran Lot Ang Thurtday't Result* Pittsburgh 9, St. Loult 3 Montreal a, Philadelphia 5 New York 10, Chicago I Atlanta 10, Cincinnati 5 Only garnet scheduled FrMay't Oamet Lot Angeles (John 0-0) at Atlanta (Ruthven 1-0), n New York (Lolich 0-1) at Pltttburgh (Medlch 0-0), n San Francisco (Barr 0-0) at Cincinnati (Norman 1-0), n San Diego (Welrmel*t*r 0-0) at Houtton (Nltkro 0-1), n bnly garnet tchadulad Saturday's Games New York at Pittsburgh San Francisco at Cincinnati Philadelphia at Chicago Montreal at St. Loult San Diego at Houtton, n Los Angelet at Atlanta, n Sunday'! Oamet New York at Pittsburgh Lot Angtlat at Atlanta San Francltco at Cincinnati Philadelphia at Chicago Montreal at St. Loult San Diego at Houston, 1 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 4 3 3 3 2 0 0 2 3 3 3 4 1 2 1 3 3 4 1.000 .447 .500 .400 .250 .200 .100 .400 .400 .500 .400 .000 — 1 1 V/a 3 y/i i i 1M 2 3</2 runs batted in apiece by Ken Henderson and Lee Lacy, Cincinnati's four-game streak and was the Braves' first triumph over the Reds after 12 losses since June 17, 1975. Knuckleballing Phil Niekro went the distance for Atlanta, scattering 10 hits and striking out nine. Pirates t. Cards 3 "We're not going to run through the National League without losing a game ... but I'll take my chances with these 25 players," said Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell after the unbeaten Pirates had won their fourth game. Al Oliver and Stargell hit consecutive homers in the seventh inning, keying a four-run Pirates' uprising. Oliver's was a three-run shot and Stargell's was the 369th of his career, tying him with Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner for 23rd place on the all-time major league home run list. Expos 8. Phillies S Tim Foil highlighted a six-run Montreal burst with a two-run double in the fourth inning and „, , ... . Mike Jorgensen clinched the conditions for this week: victory with a two-run homer in LAKES the seventh as the Expos Bull Shoals: Theodosia roughed up Jim Kaat, a 20-game clear and normal with winner in the American League crappie fishing, last year. Woodie Fryman, another former American Leaguer who celebrated his 36th birthday this week, was the winner, with relief help from Dale Murray and Wayne Granger. CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The "Green Machine" is on the move again. The wheels came off last week in the Masters but Hubert Green — dubbed "the Green Machine" by his fellow pros when he reeled off an unlikely string of three consecutive victories — had it back in gear again Thursday in the first round of the $225,000 Tournament of Champions. But it wasn't easy. And it wasn't pleasant. The skinny guy, easily the outstanding player in the game this year, was almost knocked off his feet by the blustery winds, was drenched and dripping from the fine, driving rain and finished with hands so cold he'd lost his putting touch on the final hole. "That was work," Hubert said after his three-under-par 69 had lifted him two strokes clear in the elite, winners-only field. "Playing out there today was not enjoyable. "I'd been trying to hit the ball Softball league organizes The Neosho Teledyne Softball League held an organizational meeting Wednesday with six teams in the AAA league and seven in the AA league. Tom Higdon said there are still openings for two teams in AAA and ona in AA, and any team interested in joining the league should contact him at 451-1040 by 5 p.m. Monday. Play will begin the first week in May. Higdon also said there will be a work session at 5 p.m. Monday at the Teledyne softball park and urged all players to help fix up the ball field for play. higher, going into the Masters. You have to hit the ball high there. I went back to hitting it low here. With the wind, I think that helped me quite a bit." It was a particular help over the last three holes on the 6,855- yard La Costa Country Club course. They're always among the toughest on the tour and, with the weather the worst the touring golf pros have seen all season, turned into mortal terrors. Green played them one over par and was delighted with the performance. So would most of the others in the elite field of 22 men who have won regular tour titles over the last 12 months. Johnny Miller, for example, played those holes with scores of five-seven-five, four over par. Veteran Don January had a share of the lead until he played them bogey-bogey-bogey. Ben Crenshaw, the youthful runner- up in the Masters last week, was one shot out of the lead before playing the last three two over par. Big J.C. Snead had to use a wood club for his third shot on the 560-yard 17th. In addition to Green, only the 46-year-old January, defending champion Al Geiberger and Australian Bruce Crampton could break par. Those three were at 71, two shots back of Hubert. The group at par 72 was made up of Crenshaw, Snead, British Open champ Tom Watson, Billy Casper and Hale IT win. Ray Floyd, the run-away winner of the Masters, had a letdown and was dead last in the field at 78. Jack Nicklaus declined to compete. Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player didn't win in the United States in the last year and so were not eligible. By The Associated Press NBA Playoffs Qualifying Round Best-of-Three Series Thursday's Results Buffalo 95, Philadelphia 89, Buffalo leads series 1-0. Detroit 126, Milwaukee 123, series tied 1-1. Friday, Apr. 16 Philadelphia at Buffalo Sunday, Apr. 18 Buffalo at Philadelphia, afternoon, if necessary Detroit at Milwaukee Pressure on in the NBA Quarter-finals Best-of-Seven Series Thursday's Results Cleveland 80, Washington 79, series tied 1-1. Phoenix 116, Seattle 111, series tied 1-1. Saturday, Apr. 17 Washington at Cleveland, afternoon Sunday, Apr. 18 Seattle at Phoenix, afternoon ABA Playoffs Semifinals Best-of-Seven Series Thursday's Result Denver 110, Kentucky 107; Denver leads series 1-0. Saturday, Apr. 17 Kentucky at Denver Sunday, Apr. 18 New York at San Antonio, afternoon; San Antonio leads series 2-1. Men's Golf League AMERICAN LEAOUK l.CuppsConoco 7 2. Brownings Furniture 4 3. Les' Rocket Inn S'/a 4. Bank of Neosho S'/a 5. Hadleys 4 4. La-Z-Boy 1M NATIONAL LIAOUI LHatfleld's Ham 1. Bacon f/i 2. McCllntock'slGA 4 3. First National Bank 3'/> 4. Dally News M S.JeffersMotorCo. 2 4. Brlggs Insurance 0 Low Gross — Alan Johnson, 34. Low Net — Dallas Kelly, 32. Closest to hole on No. 3 — Jimmy Cupps. By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Detroit Pistons Coach Herb Brown knows the score: "There's no tomorrow for either of us now." The Pistons, despite Milwaukee's torrid 63 per cent shooting from the field, defeated the Bucks 126-123 to knot up their best-of-three National Basketball Association qualifying round at one game each. "Now the pressure is on both of us," Brown said after Thursday night's victory. In the other NBA qualifying game, Buffalo defeated Philadelphia 95-89 to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three series. In the best-of-seven quarter-finals, Cleveland downed Washington 80-79 to even their series at 1-1 and Phoenix stopped Seattle 116111. Bob Lanier's 35 points, including 17 in the third period, and George Trapp's hot final quarter paced the Pistons to victory. Trapp scored 11 of his 13 points in the last 12 minutes while Milwaukee got 33 points from Brian Winters and 29 from Bob Dandridge. But it was the Bucks' team shooting that dazzled the victorious Pistons. , "They were uncanny shooting the ball," said Lanier. "I hope they don't shoot that well again." Free throws by Detroit, particularly in the closing minutes, killed the Bucks' chances of pulling it out. There were 63 fouls called in the game — 25 in the final quarter. "This was a strange game," said Bucks' Coach Larry Costello. "The fouls determined the game. There were some fouls in key situations... It's tough to lose on free throws. I'd rather they didn't call anything." The series returns to Milwaukee Sunday for the deciding game. Braves 95, 76ers 89 Buffalo's Bob McAdoo scored 36 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the Braves over Philadelphia. Not noted for their defense, the Braves, one of the NBA's highest scoring teams, blanked Philadelphia's hot- shooting Fred Carter from the field and held George McGinnis to only one field goal in the final quarter. Carter wound up with 28 points and McGinnis 20. The Braves, who lost the regular season series to Philadelphia 4-3, return to Buffalo with a chance to win the series tonight. Cavaliers 80. Bullets 79 Cleveland edged Washington with a 22 foot jumper with two seconds left. The victory evened the best-of-seven quarter-finals at 1-1 with the series resuming Saturday in Cleveland. Smith paced the Cavs with 17 points, while Dick Snyder added 16, including 10 in the third period when Cleveland came from a 45-32 deficit late in the second period to tie the score at 57-57 with 3:52 left in the third quarter. Washington was paced by Phil Chenier's 19 points, 16 by Dave Bing and 15 by Len Robinson. Suns 116. Sonlcs 111 Five free throws in the final 19, seconds lifted Phoenix over Seattle and evened their best-oi- seven series at one game each. Garfield Heard sank two free throws and Dick Van Arsdale three as the Suns' victory overshadowed a 45-point performance by Sonics guard Fred Brown, who was ejected from the; game in the final seconds. Tommy Burleson added 33 points for Seattle while Adams, a rookie, led the Suns with 23 points, Paul Westphal added 22 and Heard 20. Lakes fishing report Arm, good Forsyth Arm: Clear and normal with poor walleye fishing. Taneycomo: Clear and normal with good trout fishing. Table Rock: Clear and normal with fair white bass and blue gill. Clear water: Clear and normal WE'RE NOT THE BIGGEST WE'RE NOT THE SMALLEST WE'RE NOT THE OLDEST WE'RE NOT THE YOUNGEST BUT WE'RE THE 3835? FAUSETT GREENHOUSES GROWERS OF QUALITY PLANTS Baxter StrMt Road V 4 milt Wt»t of City Limit* Open I a.m. -I p.m. — Sunday 12 Neon - S p.m. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) with good bluegill and crappie — The Missouri Department of fishing. Conservation reports this week Wappapello: Clear and low fishing conditions are fair to with good white bass fishing in good with water averaging in the upper end. tow sixties Norfolk: Clear and low with Waters are good condition with fair black bass fishing, good crappie fishing on the lakes. Pomme De Terre: Clear and Here are individual water low with fair bluegill fishing. Lake of the Ozarks: Clear and dingy and low the fair walleye fishing. Stockton: Clear and low with good carp and black bass fishing. Pony Express: Dingy and normal with poor bluegill fishing. Jacomo: Clear and normal with poor bass and walleye fishing. Blind Oony: Clear and low with fair bass fishing. Montrose: Dingy and low with good crappie fishing. Schell-Osage: Clear and normal with fair black bass. Thomas Hill: Clear with bass and crappie fishing good. Paho: Clear and normal with crappie fair. Sever: Clear and slightly low with good channel cat fishing. Hunnewell: Clear and low with good bass fishing. Little Dixie: Clear and normal with good channel cat with other species fair. Duck Creek: Clear and normal with fair bluegill fishing. TROUT AREAS Bennet Spring and Roaring River: Clear and normal with trout fair. Montauk and Maramec Spring: Clear and low with fair to good trout fishing. uteuinw SPIRAL STANDS PIECE SET OF POTS Reg. 7« BAKERS RACKS Truckload values SPANISH SPECIALTIES

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