Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 50
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President Ford Takes Practice Kick at Soccer Ball Soccer Great Pele Gives President A Few Pointers APWirephoto President h No Pele WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford greeted Pele at the White House Saturday and got a brief glimpse of the Brazilian soccer star's prowess with a ball. However, none of Pele's ability rubbed off on Ford when he attempted to duplicate the star's talent for keeping a soccer ball in the air by bouncing it off his foot. Pele, the newest and most famous member of the New York Cosmos, was'official- ly welcomed the United States in a brief ceremony on the steps in the Rose Garden. The Cosmos are in town for a North American Soccer League game with the Washington Diplomats on Sunday. After the welcome, Ford and Pele moved to the White House lawn where Pete demonstrated his skill after the President said "show me how to do it." Pele bounced the ball several times off his foot and then gave it to Ford to try. The attempt was unsuccessful. Pele then asked Ford, a former University of Michigan football player, how the ball was thrown in the United States. Ford struck the pose of a quarterback and the two lobbed the ball back and forth, much to the delight of the cameramen. "I would center one to you but all these people (photographers and newsmen) are just waiting for that," said Ford, a center on the Michigan team in the 1930s. Puts on Show Pele then put on another show of ball control, bouncing it off his foot, moving it upward and outward off his forehead and then off his left shoulder, all the time never touching it with his hands. Ford made another attempt to bounce the ball lightly off his foot, a la Pele, but the ball went forward instead of upward. "Maybe I can do it better with my head than my foot," he said with a grin as Pele caught his kick. "I'm awful clumsy." He thought better of bouncing it off his forehead with a comment, "They're waiting for that," another reference to the newsmen and photographers. Ashe Overcomes *"* l " ! Errors to Win; Rosewall Ousted WIMBLEDON, England--UPr-- Arthur Ashe overcame a crop of volleying errors Saturday and reached the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis championships for the first time in six years, but Tony Roche ended fellow Australian Ken Rosewall's bid to win the only major title to elude him. The 31-year-old Ashe finished strongly for a 6-2,5-7,9-8,6-3 triumph over Graham Stilwell of Britain while Roche the No. 16 seed on the comeback after injury, upset the second-seeded Rosewall 6-3, 6-8, 8-6, .6-1. ' . . ' . · · · ·: . ' -;,·.:.',,, V -v--. There was an air of sadness on the center court of the AllEngland Tennis Club as the 40^ year-old Rosewall, looking weary and disspirited, made his exit. The little wizard has been a finalist here four times ·in 20 years but never a winner. Ashe, the No. 6 seed, was the third American to make .the men's .quarter-finals. Defending champion Jimmy Connors and llth-seeded Roscoe Tanner advanced on Friday. ./. All seven remaining women's seeds also advanced Saturday, including defending champion Chris Evert and five-time winner Billie Jean King. . Connors next plays Raul Ramirez of Mexico, Tanner will meet Guillermo Vilas "of Argentina, Ashe will face Bjorn Borg, the 19-year-old Swede, and Roche will meet Tom Okker of The Netherlands. Ramirez, seeded eighth, overran American Cliff Richey 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, and Vilas toiled for more than 2V2 hours to beat Sandy Mayer of Wayne, N.J., 2- 6,7-5,9-8,6-3. Okker brushed past Alex Metreveli of the Soviet Union 6-0, 6-2, 8-6. Weather Cools The weather had cooled after days of blazing sun, but 28,000 persons poured into the AllEngland Club. At the halfway point, after six days of the tournament, attendance totaled 191,000 and was headed for a record. · . · . Ashe, who spent three weeks in England playing in minor events and preparing on grass courts, played some fine tennis against Stilwell. But his victory was no walkover, and at one stage lie faced a crisis.:- "'. '^-·.":'·-'.- ": V Y : '·' ' '« . _'. Stilwell made no impression oh Ashe's service until the last game of the second set Then Ashe double-faulted and, on set point, made a bad forehand volley. He failed with three more forehand volleys in the second game of the third set. Stilwell had four breaks in that game but couldn't cash in on them. . Ashe hung on grimly, and in the long 4 Man Upstairs' Smiles on Yanks BOSTON (AP) - Walt Williams drilled what looked like a routine putout for a tie- breaking double in the eighth inning and then scored an insurance run Saturday as the New York Yankees posted an 8-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox. "The man upstairs has something to say about it, " Williams said later. "You always need help from the man upstairs." The victory enabled the Yankees to regain first place in the American League's East Division by one-half game over the Red Sox. Sandy Alomar, who drove in a tally in a five-run fifth inning, opened the eighth See major league bostcorei on Page 13D. with another hit--this one off loser Reggie Cleveland, 4-4--but was forced at second by Bobby Bonds. Williams then drilled a low line drive at third baseman Rico Petrocelli, who was playing in to guard against a bunt. The ball went between Petrocelli's legs and then bounced around in the left field corner at the 315-foot mark. Bonds, returning to the regular outfield although still hurting from a knee injury, scored all the way from first. Williams took third on the throw to the plate and scored on Thurman Munson's sacrifice fly- Williams said he thought left fielder Carl Yastrzemski "must have thought Rico was going to catch it and probably didn't get a good jump to back up the play." However, Yastrzemski had a different explanation. ' 'The ball bounced around in that corner where the left field fence and the stands meet," he said. "The runner wouldn't have scored if I could have picked it up. It just kept bouncing. But that's part of Fenway Park." The two-run eighth offset a slugging show by Yastrzemski, who drove in four runs with his eighth'and ninth homers of Sun rginia June 29,1975 *1D the season and also added a double. Yastrzemski gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead with a solo home run in the fourth inning and blasted a game-tying three-run shot in the sixth that chased New York starter Doc Medich. The Yankees had taken a 6-2 lead by knocking out Boston starter Bill Lee during a fiverun fifth-inning rally. Cincinnati 6, San Diego 4: George Foster's two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning sparked the Reds over the Padres. Dave Tomlin, who had replaced starter 'Joe Mclntosh at the start of the 10th, gave up a one-out walk to Joe Morgan before Foster belted his llth homer of the season into the left field seats. The victory, which went to reliever Will McEnaney (3-0), widened the Reds' lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the N.L. West to 6Vz games. The Reds set a major league record with their 12th consecutive errorless game, surpassing the mark set by 1963 Detroit Tigers. Chicago Cabs 1, Pittsnarghfl- Bill Bonham pitched a six-hit shutout and George Mitterwald hit a second inning home run. Mitterwald, a last-minute replacement in the starting lineup for Andy Thornton at first base, hit his third homer of the season off Jim Rooker, 54, who allowed only six hits. The ball cleared the 375-foot mark in left-center field. Sao Francisco 2, Los Angeles 1 -- Marc Hill chased Los Angeles starter Doug Rau with a game-tying single in the seventh inning and Bobby Murcer followed with a run-scoring pinch single off relief ace Mike Marshall as the slumping Dodgers lost their fourth in a row. New York Mets 5, Philadelphia 2 Dave Kingman's tie-breaking two-run single in the fifth inning and rookie Randy Tate's four-hit pitching sparked the Mets. -The game was held up by rain for 1 hour, 27 minutes in the middle of the second inning. The Mets won their fourth game in a row. They added an insurance run in the sixth on a leadoff walk, consecutive errors by shortstop Larry Bowa and first baseman Dick Allen and Gene Clines' sacrifice fly. Atlanta 6, Houston 3--The Atlanta Braves spotted Houston a three-run lead then rallied with three runs in the seventh and two in the eighth on Marty Perez' tie- breaking two-run single. St. Louis 3, Montreal 2-Ron Fairly's bases-loaded single in the 10th inning carried the Cardinals past the Expos. Ted Simmons started the rally with a two-out single. He went to third on Ken Ritz' double and, following an intentional walk to Ted Sizemore, scored on Fairly's single. Reitz was thrown out at the plate. Baltimore 7, Detroit 4--Al Bumbry, Lee May and Don Baylor drove in two runs apiece as the Orioles defeated the Tigers. Mike Torrez (8-5) picked up the win and Joe Coleman (3-11) took.the defeat. Charlies Break Run Drought, But Braves Splurge 6y 17-2 By A. L. Hardman At exactly 9:14 p. m. Saturday night at Watt Powell Park, an item of history was written into the books. The Charlies scored a run. It had been 30 2/3 innings since they had dented old home plate and in their last 53 2/3 innings they had scored in only three__ for a total of five runs. But there was little else for the 3,407 fans -- including 2,025 from the C. P. Telephone Co. -- to fc happy about. By the time the Charlies had broken their long run-drought, the Richmond Braves had scored nine times on their way to a lop-sided 17-2 victory; Since the Charlies scored in two innings Saturday night, their record now shows only five scoring innings (total of seven runs) in their Uist 58 innings. But it wouldn't have made any difference if they had scored 15 runs this time. It was Richmond's game from the start and what a way for the Braves to end a streak of their own -- like six in a row and seven losses in eight previous games with Charleston. . They clubbed four pitchers for 20 hits, including six doubles and three triples. It was "Guaranteed Win Night", too, so all of the 3,407 guest are eligible to come to today's game free. The Charlies have now lost four in a row and seven of their last 12. "What can I say jibout that one?" Manager Stevepemeter said. "I guess we ought to just laugh it off and think about tomorrow. Our pitchers from the starter on were -simply hammered. I thought (Don) Leshnock did well though until he ran out of gas." 10 and drove in that historical first run in the fifth.: v With the pitching doing all the work here of late, the collapse had to come soon. The Charlies attackhas been rather puny with Willie Randolph, the league's leading hitter, and Tony Armas; the club's top in runs-batted-in^Ojfcfhe Adelines. ^ Armas had batted a cboiT469 (15 for 32) and Randolph had batted .444 (12 for 27) against Richmond tip to this series. The Braves "deuced" the Charlies to death over thefirst four innings, building up an 8-0 lead. The. first victim--and the losing pitcher (1-3)--was Rich Anderson . but they also rapped his successor Craig Caskey and later poured it on Don Leshnock and Pete Koegel, of all people. In the first inning, singles by Alvin Moore and Reggie Sanders/plus a sacrifice fly by Joe Nolan followed Brian Asselr tine's double for a pair of runs. Walks to Frank Tepedino and Martin International League ' Saturdays Games Richmond!?, CHARLESTON 2 Rochester 6, Pawtucket 2 ' Toledo 11, Syracuse 1 " Memphis 4; Tidewater 2 Fridays Games Tidewater 3, CHARLESTON 0 Syracuse 3, Pawtucket 1 Memphis 3, Richmond 1 Toledo 5, Rochester 4 (12 innings) Murphy were followed by a double by Jeff Geach and another asacrifice fly by Rob Belloir for a pair in the second. A walk to Tepedino; a triple by Murphy and a sacrifice fly by Geach rocked Caskey for two in thethird. '' ' : In the fourth, another triple-this one by Moore--was rapped around singles by Belloir arid Nolan for two more runs. · With Leshnock pitching, Geach singled in the fifth and got home on a long double by Belloir for another run, Leshnock yielded five more runs in the eighth, as the Braves added insult to injury, and finally even big Pete Koegel came in to pitch", giving up three more and an inning total of eight. · A triple with the bases loaded by Murphy--his second of the game--brought in Sanders, Nolan and Murrell, all who had singled to fill the sacks. Sanders' blow previously had scored Moore, who had. doubled with one out. ' Koegel wild pitched one run home and then was peeled for Asseltine's second double and singles by Moore and Sanders, coupled with walks to Geach and Belloir. (Please Turn to Page 13D) '- Tht Standings --AP Wirephof o Arthur Ashe Advances at Wimbledon "ALVIN MOORE and Martin Murphy each knocked in four runs for the Braves, Moore getting four hiss, including a double and a triple. Reggie Sanders and Joe Nolen each got three hits. Craig Reynolds got four of Charleston's CIOD................................W Syracuse --46 Rochester 44 Tidewater 43 CHARLESTON ........40 Richmond 33 Toledo 34 Memphis -. 32 Pawtucket : 28 · Pet. .605 .579 .573 .533 .458 .447 .427 .373 GB 2 2Vi 5'A 11 12 13'A 17/a Richmond as r h bi Charleston ab . r h hi .Asseltine, cf 5 2 2 0 Dilone, cf * 1 : ! ? Belloir, ss 4 .2 2 2 Reynolds, ss .. 4 0 4 1 Moore, 2b 5 3 4 4 Howe, 3b ' 5 0 0. Snders, Ib 6 1 3 2 Ott, c , 4 1 1 0 Nolan, c 5 1 3 2 Sanserino, 2 b 3 0 - 0 0 . Tepedino, I f 0 2 0 OMoreno/.lf 4 0 . 1 ,i Murrell, If 3 V 2 0 Macha, Ib . 4 . 0 0 0 Murphy, rf 5 '3 2 4 Augustine, rf 4 0 2 0 Geach. 3b 3 2 2 2 Anderson, p 0 0 0 0 Devine, p " 6 0 0 0 Caskey, P 1 - 0 0 0 Vitals 42 17 20 16 Leshnock, p 2 ° °. ° Koegel, p ' 2 .1 2 Totals . 36 2-11 2 Richmond .............................222 210 080 - 17 Charlesttn ....000 010 011^:2 E _ None/LOB - Richmond 10, Charleston 10 DP Richmond 1, 2BH - Asseltine 2, Geach, Belloir,_Reynolds, Murrell, Moore. 3BH ,-. Murphy 2, Moore. SB .Dilone. SF -- Nolan, Belloir, Geach. . '- . pitchina '?- ,1 r ·; ·*: » Devine (W 4-3) » " \ \ 3 - 4 Anderson (L 1-3 1 2 / 3 4 4 4. 4 ,1 Leshnock . 3 2/3 8 6 6 . .0 13 Sunday's Gam«s Richmond at CHARLESTON (2 p.m.-) Pawtucket at Rochester Syracuse at Toledo Tidewater at Memphis Koegel . 1 2 / 3 3 3 3 . 1 - wp _ Devine 2, Leshnock, Koegel. U - Scotty Harris and Jerry Crawford. T - 2:54. A - 3,407. . ..BASEBALL standings AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturdays Garnet New York 8, Boston 6 Baltimore?, Detroit 4 Cleveland at Milwaukee (n) Kansas City at Chicago (n) Minnesota at Texas (n) Oakland at California (n) , Friday's Games · Texas 2, Minnesota 0, 1st Minnesota 8, Texas 5, 2nd Baltimore 3, Detroit 2 Boston 9, New York 1 Cleveland 6, Milwaukee 1 Chicago 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 12, California 4 New York Boston Milwaukee Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Oakland Kansas City Texas Minnesota . Chicago California Late Detroit.(Bare 2-4) at "Baltimore (Cueflar 5-5), 2.p!m..?' New York 1 (Hunter 11-6) at Boston (Pole 1-4), 2 p.m. Kansas City (Spllttorff 1-5) at Chicago (Kaat !l-4), 2:15 p.m. Cleveland : (Ktrn 1-2) at Milwaukee (Broberg 7-7), 2:38 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 7-7) at California (Tanana 5-4), 4 p.m. Minnesota (Decker 1-1) at Texas (Bascik 0-1), 9 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE . Saturdays Games New York 5, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 1, Pittsburgh 0 San Francisco 2, Los Angeles .1 Cincinnati 6,.San Diego 4, 10 innings St Louis 3, Montreal 2, 10 innings Atlanta 6,' Houston 3 Friday's Games St. Louis 6, Montreal 4, 1st Montreal 5; St, Louis 4, 2nd Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 1, 1st Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 3, 2nd Cincinnati 5, San Diego 2, 11 innings New York 4, Philadelphia 2 ' Atlanta 7, Houston 4 San Francisco 10, Los An.jetes 5 tast w 41 39 37 31 30 27 West 46 41 35 32 32 34 L 31 X 34 38 39 41 26 32 38 · 37 38 41 Pet. .549 .565 .521 .449 .435 ,397 .639 .562 .479 .4*4 .457 .453 OB -- A . 3'A Vh 9W 12 « 5'A lift 12VV 13 1314 . Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal Cincinnati Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Atlanta Houston East 42 40 36 34 35 30 West 47 42 36 35 31 28 29 33 32 37 36 38 27 35 3» y 43 50 ..'»2 J5 .493 .493 .441 .635 .545 .480 .473 .419 .399 3 4'/ 7 7 lO'/l 6V* ll'A 12 16 21 games not Includtd Gam** Philadelphia (Chrlstenson 2-1 and Underwood 8-5) at New York (Koosman 6-5 and Stone M), 2, .1:05 p.m. · Chicago (Reuschel 5-7 and Fralllng 2-4) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 8-5 and Kison 7-3),: 2, 1-05 pm.' San Diego (Jones 10-4 and Strom 2-1) at. Cincinnati (Blllingham 8-3 and Darcy 2- 4 St. Louis "(Curtis *4 at Montreal (Wir- "Ttl«' (Mort P o'n m '7-7) at Houston (Griffin 3-7), 3:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Sutton 11-7) at San Fran- ? iico (Barr 6-7), 4:05 p.m. fifth game, he broke service with a cunning short return and lured Stilwell into a half-volleying error. It was virtually the end of the match. Ashe tightened his game and coasted home by winning nine games but of the remaining 13. The outstanding women's match of the day saw Virginia Wade, the No, 6 seed from Britain, edge Rosemary Casals 6-4, 4-6,6-4. There were long rallies with game after game hanging in the balance. Neither double faulted and there were few unforced errors. Miss Casals remained in contention through most of the final game until she served at 4-5 and Miss Wade conjured up three superb backhand returns for the match. All of the other women advanced with ease. Miss Evert cooly downed Lindsay Beaven of Britain 6-2,6-4; No; 2 seed Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia hammered Natasha Chmyriova of the Soviet Union 6-1, 6-0; Ms. King, the No. 3 seed, outclassed Belgium's Michele Gurdal 6-1, 6-2; fourthseeded Evonne Goolagong Cawley eliminated Jennifer pimond 6-2, 64 in an all-Australian duel; Margaret Court, another Aussie seeded fifth who is a three-time Wimbledon champion, sank Glynis Coles of Britain 6-2, 6-2, and seventh-seeded Olga Morozova of the Soviet Union downed Mima Jausovec of Yugosal- via 6-4, 6-2. The quarter-finals line-up: Miss Evert vs. Betty Stove, The Netherlands; Ms. King vs. Mrs. Morozova; Miss Wade vs. Mrs. Cawley and Mrs. Court vs. Miss Na- ratilova. Greats Former New York Yankees star Joe DiMaggio (center) appears to be making a face as he gathers with other Hall of Famers prior to tne c,, annual old-timers game at Shea Stadium Saturday. From left are Ralph Kiner, Casey Stengel, DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg and New York Mets manager Yogi Berra. (APWirephoto)

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