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I Page 2, Section 2 Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday, September 10, 1981 irg's pen hide destanDedl to geit fanBueir o Is B By George Vecsey N.Y. Times News Sen ice NEW YORK When Roscoe Tanner was 15 years old, he was short and fat, by his own admission. The next year he grew eight inches, and with therrf came the gift With a compact 6-foot frame suddenly at his disposal. Tanner could serve a tennis ball faster than anybody his age. In the 13 years since he was 16, Tanner's serve has caused galleries to gasp, has sent balls crashing into ground-level scoreboards and bruised innocent officials. His serve was once timed at 155 miles per hour. But Tanner is still measured as an opponent who must be hurdled. He is like the electrified third rail in the subway station: you can get where you're going if you don't fall on it. Bjorn Borg was electrocuted by Roscoe Tanner in the quarterfinals two years ago at the United States Open one of the major burns Borg has suffered in the only gap in his career. Last year Borg beat Tanner, and now they will meet again in the quar- Sports digest Holmes agrees to NEW YORK (AP) - Larry Holmes will risk a potential $10 million payday against Gerry Cooney when he defends his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against Renaldo Snipes Nov. 6 for what should be a much smaller payoff. The purses for Holmes and Snipes won't be set until promoter Don King can assemble either a cable or network television package and a definite site for the bout. But it's a cinch it won't come close to the kind of income Holmes-Coo-ney will generate when that fight is held, probably next March. Holmes, who will celebrate his 32nd birthday three days before climbing into the ring with 25-year-old Snipes, is unconcerned over the delay in fighting Cooney. "Instead of being knocked out this year, he'll be knocked out next year," the champion shrugged. "They're willing to pay me $10 million to fight Cooney," he said. "What's the difference between him and Snipes. Who has he fought? The only difference is the color of his skin. "Nobody can beat me," he said. "I'll beat Snipes and I'll beat Cooney. Then I'll beat Mike Dokes and Greg Page and I might even wait around for Marvis Frazier and Tony Tubbs. I'll give everybody an opportunity. Just bring the check and their body." Remarks prompt PiersaWs ouster CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Piersall, the controversial broadcaster of the Chicago White Sox, was suspended indefinitely by the American League club Wednesday night because of remarks he made about players' wives during a television show , club officials said. "It was another incident in a series of incidents, none of them involving baseball but which nevertheless was an embarrassment to our organization," said White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Piersall had stayed off the air Wednesday night at the club's request while Einhorn and Reinsdorf decided what to do about the latest controversy involving the former major league baseball player. Thomas Robison. sports producer for WLS-TV, which aired the program Sunday night, said Piersall had remarked, "Each ball club should have a clinic once a week for wives because I don't think they know what baseball really is." According to Robison, Piersall, using a slang term to describe the wives, said they were women "looking to get married that want a little money, a little security and a big, strong-looking ballplayer." Family1 s presence spurred Cedeno ATLANTA (AP) Houston Astros first baseman Cesar Cedeno, who charged into the stands after a fan allegedly called him "killer," said Wednesday he probably would have ignored the heckler if his family had not been at the game. Cedeno was ejected after the the first-inning incident in Tuesday-night's game against the Atlanta Braves and has been suspended indefinitely by the National League. "If I had been here alone, I probably would not have reacted that way," said Cedeno. "But my family is with me on this trip. Cora (Cede-no's wife) has been subjected to the same language and treatment. She was near tears. I don't think any man would want to have his wife hear people call him that." Cedeno has been sensitive to such name-calling because he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and fined $100 in January of 1974 after the fatal shooting of a 19 year-old woman in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ex-East player honored by WSUC Mike Dalton, who played a key defensive role in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's 31-14 victory over Indiana Central last Satur-' day, was honored by the Wisconsin State University Conference as the defensive player olthe week, it was announced Wednesday. The former Madison East player, who intercepted two IC passes and returned a punt 35 yards to set up a Pioneer touchdown, was joined by UW-Superior's Steve Hendry as WSUC honorees. Hendry completed 19 of 40 passes for 316 yards and three scores in a 68-23 loss to University of Minnesota-Duluth. UW-La Crosse end Dale Statz, who hails from Cross Plains and played at Middleton High School, was given special mention as a defensive standout, while UW-Platteville's Mike TraneL Cuba City, and UW-Whitewater's Jay Clark, East Troy, were cited on offense. Bucks, Brewers plan TV expansion MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Buck and the Milwaukee Brewers say creation of a cable telvision sports network by their organizations w ill not necessarily end broadcasts of their games. "Commercial and cable TV can live together," John Steinmiller, Bucks vice president said Tuesday. "We will be on both," Bill Haig, a Brewers vice president, said. The two clubs announced plans to establish Wisconsin All-Sports Network as a regional cable TV network to carry events of the National Basketball Association, American League, Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin and other sports activities. They said operations could begin in 1983, but declined to say how many games they intend to carry by cable. 9 "a. Roscoe Tanner terfinals at 11 a.m. today. Tanner's match Tuesday was a classic tennis confrontation, even if it took place in the round of 16. He played Guillermo Vilas, an Open champion only four years ago, now slipping slightly backward. Tanner and Vilas are rocketing toward the age of 30 with the velocity of Tanner's serve, and only one of them would survive into the quarterfinals. The gun-slinger beat the poet, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6, with a 28-point tiebreaker. take on Snipes Larry Holmes l 1 1 " i ii i r -44 Vilas's problem was that he had to meet Tanner on Main Street at high noon instead of in a library. In 1977, the poet won 50 straight matches, most of them on soft European courts, but the hard surface at Flushing Meadows favors the brutal serve of Tanner. "On this surface, you take your chances," Vilas said later. "You do what you can. When Roscoe is hitting like that, he should be No. 1." Tanner has never won a major tournament. He can overpower anybody one day but lose the touch the next day. "In junior tennis I could hit harder than anybody my age," Tanner said. "But in the pros, if you just try to serve hard, they will return it on you. And if you reach back for extra speed, you get in trouble. It's like a golfer. He hits a good drive and says to himself, 'If I could just hit it a little harder.' Or a baseball pitcher who tries to muscle the ball a little faster. It just comes in straight." Tanner has seen it happen to him. He says the fastest he ever served was to Jimmy Connors in a victory in a B rodicans BALTIMORE (AP) Rookie Von Hayes, one of five Cleveland batters with two or more hits, drove in two runs as the Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-5, Wednesday night The Indians, beaten 9-2 and 14-5 by the Orioles in two previous games, took a 7-0 lead before Terry Crowley clubbed a three-run homer in the fifth inning off Bert Blyleven (11-6). Blyle-ven left after seven innings because of a stiff shoulder, scattering four hits. Ifayes walked during Cleveland's three-run outburst in the second against Steve Stone (4-5) and hit run-scoring singles in the fifth and seventh. Every Cleveland starter except Miguel Dilone, who left the game in the sixth because of a sore thumb, contributed to the 15-hit attack and seven, different players had a RBI. CLEVELAND BALTIMORE ab r h bi ab r k bl Dilone dh 2 10 0 Bumbry cf 3 10 0 Chorbn dh 10 10 Oouer 2b 4 110 Monnng cf 5 2 3 1 Singlvtn rf 4 0 11 Orla rf 4 110 Murray lb 4 111 Hassey lb 3 111 Lownstn If 4 0 0 0 Horrah 3b 5 1 2 1 DeCncs 3b 4 12 0 Haves If t 1 2 2 Crowlv dh 2 113 Oiat c 3 12 1 Sokata ss 2 0 0 0 Kuiper 2b 5 0 1 1 Grahm ph 10 0 0 Fischlin ss 4 0 2 1 Krnchk ss 0 0 0 0 Dwver ph 10 0 0 Dempsy c 3 0 0 0 Total 31 I IS Total 32 S i S Cleveland 031 030 1001 Baltimore 000 030 020 I E Schneider. DP Cleveland 1, Baltimore 1. LOB Cleveland 0, Baltimore 3. 2B Harrah. Kuiper, Manning, Hassey, DeCincev HR Crowley (4). SB Manning. S Orto, Hassey. H R ER BB SO Cleveland Blyleven W (11-6) Spi liner Baltimore Stone L (4-5) DaveFord Schneider 1 1-3 4 3 3 1 1 2 23 4 3 3 1 0 33 3 7 2 2 1 S 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Luebber Ford pitched to two batters in filth. HBP by Schneider (Hassey). T 3:01. All. 10.437. Twins top Blue Jays BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -Fernando Arroyo, Jack O'Connor, and Doug Corbett combined on an eight-hitter as the Minnesota Twins claimed a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night. Maree upsets Ovett in international mile RIETI, Italy (AP) - Former Villa-nova star Sydney Maree ran the fifth fastest mile ever and handed Britain's Steve Ovett his fjrst lost in a mile event in over four years Wednesday with a clocking of 3 minutes, 48.83 seconds in an international track meet Ovett, w ho set a world record in the mile of 3:48.40 on Aug. 26 only to see that mark shattered two days later by countryman Sebastian Coe, finished a second Wednesday in 3:50.23. Coe's world record is 3:47.33. IF YOU ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE DY'S t " 4 - ' ' 4 X S i . j. r Over 95 of 1980-81 Graduates are Working! Almost 92 of 198CV 81 Graduates are Employed In Positions Directly Related to their MBC Education! Wimbledon quarterfinal in 1976. He isn't sure if he has lost any velocity but he is sure that Victor Amaya, Hank Pfister, John Sadri and Butch Walts all hit harder than he does. "Speed isn't everything," Tanner said. "The good thing that makes a serve is timing and placement John McEnroe can serve into a 30-foot area, and you cant cover both sides. John is very deceptive. How are you going to do.it against him?" Four years ago Tanner realized, that he needed more than his patented left-handed serve, in which he smacks the ball at the top of his toss rather than waiting for the ball to drop slightly. He began using Dennis Ralston as his coach. "Dennis made me train harder, move more quickly on the court," Tanner said. "Dennis organized my game for me, made me more versatile." In 1979 Tanner reached the final at Wimbledon before losing to Borg in five sets, stopped Borg under the lights at Flushing Meadows and won two tournaments. But last year he was a perennial quarterfinalist, and he gcain measure of American League TORONTO MINNESOTA ab r h bi ob r ti bi Griffin ss 3 0 0 0 Powell rf 4 110 Wells ph 1 0 0 0 Wilfong 2b 4 12 0 Whirl c 1 0 0 0 Ward cf 4 0 10 Woods ph 10 10 Corcorn lb 3 0 0 1 BMortrn c 1 0 0 0 HrbeK dh 2 110 Moseby cf 4 0 0 0 Macknn 3b 3 0 10 Movbry lb 3 0 10 Bulero c 3 0 0 1 GBell If 4 0 0 0 Sofield If 3 0 10 Beamn dh 3 0 2 0 RWshgt ss 2 0 0 0 Cox ph 0 10 0 lorg 2b 4 0 10 Barfield rf 4 0 2 0 Ainge 3b 2 0 0 0 Veiei ph 10 11 Upshow pr 0 0 0 0 Total 34 1 I 1 Total 2) 3 7 I Toronto 000 000 001 1 Minnesota 000 012 00X 3 E Mosebv, GBell. DP Toronto 2. LOB Toronto 10, Minnesoto 4. 2B Beamon, lorg. S Ainge. SF Corcoran. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Clancy L (5-9) 7 4 3 2 13 RLJackson 1 10 0 10 Minnesota Arroyo W (4-7) 7 4 0 0 2 5 O Conner 1 C 1 1 1 0 Corbett S. 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 Arroyo pitched to two batters In eighth. O'Conner pitched to one botter in ninth. WP Clancy. T 2:09. Att. 3,381. Boston wins in 1 1th DETROIT (AP) - Gary Allenson singled home Rick Miller in the 11th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night. With the score tied, 4-4, Miller led off the 11th with a single to right and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Julio Valdez. Dave Tobik (2-1), the fourth Tiger pitcher, issued Jerry Remy an intentional walk before yielding Allenson's single. Allenson came into the game in the 10th inning in a lineup change necessitated when outfielder Dwight Evans was ejected for arguing a strikeout call in the ninth. BOSTON Remy 2b Evans rf Allenson c Rice If Vostrik dh Lonsfrd 3b Stapltn lb Gedman c Nichols rf Rudi rf Miller cf Hoffmn ss Hancck ph Voldei ss Total DETROIT Cowens cf Trejmml ss Gibson rf Kemp If RJcksn lb Parrish c Wcknfs dh Sumrs ph LJones ph Brokns 3b Hebner ph Kellehr 3b Whitakr 2b Total ob r h bl 4 3 2 1 5 0 10 10 11 6 0 11 5 0 2 0 4 12 2 6 0 2 0 40 11 0 10 0 10 0 0 5 12 0 3 110 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 6 15 6 ab r h bi 5 0 10 5 0 0 0 5 110 5 10 0 5 2 10 5 13 3 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 42 5 I 4 Boston too ooo on 2 t Detroit 030 001 M 01 i E Remy, Lonsford 2, Stopleton. DP Detroit 1. LOB Boston 12, Detroit 5. 2B Hoff-mon, Parrish 2, RoJockson. 3B Gibson. S Voldei. SF Brookens. IP 22 3 1-3 72 3 1- 3 2- 3 2 0 H R ER BB SO Boston Tanano BStanlev W (t-6) Tudor S, 1 Detroit Petry Saucier Rozema Tobik L (2-1) Kinney . Lopez 1-3 Kinney pitched to one batter in 11th. T 3:17. Att. 22.564. R3T TT LLj&YGE to start your education this fall'for a career where the All classes meet mornings Trimester system speeds completion . Part-time job assistance for students Financial aid available to those who qualify Approved for veterans Lifetime career assistance for graduates Accredited as a Junior College of Business byAICS Openings for Fall Smsttr starting Sspt. 28 In: Associate Degree Programs Court and Conference Reporting Executive Secretarial , Legal Secretarial Medical Secretarial Accounting , 'Sales and Marketing General Business Management in says he began to think about staying home. "You just get weary," Tanner recalled. "You get tired of being home only four or five weeks a year. My wife and I began thinking about having a family. But I still enjoy playing tennis and I decided to give it another chance." Tanner won a tournament this year in Philadelphia and has had other good moments including Tuesday against Vilas. Even in his one superb season, Vilas always seemed vulnerable, forcing himself to suffer in public. Tuesday Vilas stood six feet behind the baseline and tried to guess where Tanner would aim. Sometimes Vilas would guess wrong and the ball would hit yards away from him. Other times Vilas would be in the correct corner but totally miss the ball or shank it off the glass of the new courtside restaurant. Sometimes Vilas, the Argentine, would mutter in one of his half-dozen languages. Other times Vilas would glance at his mentor, curly-haired Ion Tiriac, who gave intricate hand sig KC hammers Angels KANSAS CITY (AP) - Willie Wilson had three hits and John Wathan, George Brett and Hal McRae each collected two Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals whipped California, 7-3, and handed the staggering Angels their sixth straight loss. Renie Martin (4-5) picked up the victory in relief. He entered the game with two out in the fourth after lefthander Larry Gura, who had a 2-1 lead, dislocated the little finger on his pitching hand fielding a grounder. The Royals jumped on Dave Frost (l-6for two runs in the first when Wilson singled, Frank White walked and both scored on Brett's triple. CALIFORNIA KANSAS CITY ab r h bl ab r h bl Burlesn ss 4 12 1 Wilson If 4 2 3 2 Corew lb 3 0 0 0 White 2b 4 111 Grich 2b 4 0 10 GBrett 3b 5 12 2 Baylor dh 3 110 Aikens lb 4 0 2 1 Downing If 4 0 0 0 Otis cf 3 10 0 Hobson 3b 3 10 0 McRoe dh 4 0 2 1 Harris ph 10 10 Wathan c 4 12 0 Cmpnrs pr 0 0 0 0 Motley rf 3 110 Beniauz cf 2 0 11 Wshgtn ss 3 0 0 0 Lynn cf 10 0 0 Fergusn rf 2 0 11 Ott 10 0 0 RDovis c 2 0 0 0 Harlow rf 10 0 0 Total 31 J 7 3 Total 34 7 13 7 California 001 000 101 3 Kansas City 200 011 12x 7 E Carew, Motley, RDovis. DP California 2. LOB California 4, Kansas City S. 2B Ferguson, Grlch. 3B Brett 2. Wilson. HR Burleson (5). SB Wilson 2. S Corew, Washington. SF Lynn. IP H R ER BB SO California Frost L (1-4) Hossler Kansas City Gura Martin W (4-5) Quisenbry 5 1-3 9 4 4 2 1 2 2-3 4 3 2 2 4 4 2-3 4 1 1 1 2 3 2-3 3 2 2 0 2 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 WP Gura. T 2:29. Att. 21,569, Seattle derails Chicago CHICAGO (AP) Tom Paciorek clubbed a two-run homer and Joe Simpson added an RBI single Wednesday night to give right-hander Bob Stoddard his second major league win in as many starts as the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox, 3-1. SEATTLE JCrui 2b Simpson cf Pociork If Zisk dh KAIIen pr Bochte lb Burrghs rf DHndrs rf Meyer 3b Randle 3b Serna ss Narron c Flrovo c Total CHICAGO LeFlore If Bernzrd 2b LJhnsn lb Luzinsk dh Fiskc Hill c Turner ph Essian c Sauires ph Lemon cf Nrdhgn rf Morrisn 3b Almon ss Total ab r K bi 4 10 0 4 12 1 3.1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 10 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 3 10 J ab r ti bi 4 0 0 0 2 0 10 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 10 4 12 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 32 1 t I Seattle 200 010 0003 000 000 1041 Chicago OP Seattle 3, Chicogo 2. LOB Seattle 6, Chicogo 6. 2B Zisk, Bernazard, Narron. HR Pociorek (10), Nordhagn (4). SB Fisk, JCruz, Bochte. IP N R ER BB SO Seattle BStodrd W (2-0) 6 2-3 7 1 1 2 5 LAndersnS, 4 2 1-3 2 0 0 0 Chicago Lamp L (5-3) 71-3 9 3 3 2 2 Hickev 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Farmer 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 T 2:49. Att. 0,238. - jobs are! Diploma Programs 'General Secretarial 'General Clerical 'Bookkeeping Certlfteate Program 'Stenographic Some classes open for part-time students, too. 2i vjH-' nals. Ralston was in the other corner, but Tanner didn't seem to glance that way very often. Vilas could not break Tanner's serve in three sets, and when the lengthy tiebreaker was over, Tanner indulged in a brief emotion, whacking his racquet on the top of the net. Then quickly he was open-faced and amiable Roscoe again, more of his native Chattanooga, Tenn., than his adopted home of Santa Barbara, Calif., or his resort sponsor of Kiawah Island, S.C. Now it is Borg's turn. Borg lost two years ago at night, when Tanner's serve presumably was a major advantage; Borg won in the daylight last year. But Tanner said Tuesday that he prefers daylight just as Borg does. "I have a slight case of astigmatism," Tanner said. "I don't see that well at night I also don't like it at night because I hit a slice serve and the ball comes right back out of the scoreboard lights." Maybe the best way to pick a winner in this one is to flip a coin. Sometimes that is the only way to hit a Roscoe Tanner serve, too. . revenge Rangers go wild in 9th OAKLAND (AP) - Bill Stein's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored a come-from-behind 9-4 victory over the Oakland A's Wednesday night. TEXAS .OAKLAND ob r h bl ab r h bi Wills 2b 4 12 0 RHndsn II 5 12 0 Rivers cf 4 0 0 0 Murphy cf 4 111 Oliver dh 5 2 2 1 CJhnsn dh 3 0 2 2 BBell 3b 5 111 Armas rf 4 0 0 0 BJones rf 2 0 0 1 Spencer lb 4 0 0 0 Stein rf 2 113 Gross 3b 4 13 1 Sundbrg c 5 14 0 Sexton pr 0 0 0 0 Somple If 4 2 2 0 Picciolo ss 0 0 0 0 Putnam lb 3 0 10 Newman c 3 0 0 0 Ellis lb 2 0 0 O McKay 2b 4 110 Mendoz ss 2 0 0 0 F Stanly ss 3 0 0 0 Poauett ph 0 0 0 1 MOavis ph 10 0 0 Wagner ss 2 110 Total 42 f 14 7 Total 35 4 4 Texas 00 100 107 t Oakland (Ml 11 lOx 4 E McKay 2, Picciolo. DP Texas I. LOB Texas 10. Oakland 7. 2B R. Henderson 2, Putnam. HR Murphy (12), Gross (8). Stein (2). SB R. Henderson. Wagner. SF Po-quette. IP H R ER BB SO Texas Medich 1-3 I 4 4 2 5 Kern 0 0 0 0 1 0 Comer W l-l) 2 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Oakland Longford 4 1-3 1 2 2 1 3 TUndrwd L (3-4) 2 3 3 3 2 3 JJones 2-3 3 4 1 0 0 Kern pitched to one batter in the seventh. T 3:02. Att. 11,655. 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